5 MAY 1838, Page 6

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T There have been three public meetiegs this week on the subject of She Coronation—two at the London Coffeehouse, end one at the Lon- don Hotel in Albemarle Street. The largest was held yesterday, at the London Coffeehouse,—Alderman Copeland in the chair; and re- solutions were passed deprecating tiny diminution of the accustomed splendour at coronations, as derogatory to the dignity of the country 'rid injurious to trade.

in reference to this subject, the Marquis of Londonderry has ap-

peared in the character of an agitator. He has addressed a letter to the " Lord Mayor, Aldermen, merchants, bankers, and tradesmen of the City of London, and surrounding metropolis;" which opens with following indignant denunciation of the Ministers- -nlemen—Unsolicited by any of yea, and without communication with 0.4000

• indignation was roused on reading the first proclamation for the

bony of the Queeu's coronation. I did not think it possible that f all shabby Governments shouhl so far forget the devotion they pour interesting and gentle Queen, and so entirely abandon the wileges of your city, as well as appear so callous to the advantages of the trade thereof, as to usher in the auspicious day of the first compact be- tween our Sovereign L tely and her People by a ceremony shorn of the usual `stn'tuet, grandeur, and pageantry that belong to it from time immemorial, and deprived of the attendance and services of those who by ancient customs usages, in regard to divers tenures and sundry manors, claim the perforwin ,„; of certain s !rvices on this occasion. Her Majesty's Royal state is thus dim' .a6,4- and curtailed, under the orders of misplaced economy, by the Radice! lag, pings.off of the ancient splendour and far-famed hospitality of this great tad mighty city."

What h is been done to diminish the hospitality of the Cif#, it waled be hard to show. There is nothing to prevent every house to Lond and the "surrounding metropolis" being the scene of hospitality

the day of the coronation, if the owners have the will and the nl

e tot be jovial. The Marquis proceeds to stigmatize that paltry tbtei y' p' economy- " For this paltry curtailment, economy is the stalking-horse ; but money thus expended would give an impetus to trade, increase the wants of the consumer, and return through its various channels to the agriculturist, the manufacturer, and the tradesman. The wealth that would flow into the country would be increased by the rival splendour of all the maguatea and their traius, who would flock to witness this great and solemn ceremonial."

It happens, unfortunately for the Londonderry theory of expendi. titre, that the money which is to flow back to the country must in the first instance be taken from the same source. His Lordship's indig. nation at the disrespect of Lord Melbourne to the good people of London is uncontrollable- " It was indeed with amazement I last night heard from the First Ministerol the Crown, that although there was discontent in this city on the subject, he did not think the trades were to be much minded ! What, the London iradi not to be considered ! The feelings of discontent not to be heeded ! Who this are to be inhaled ? Mr. O'Connell or the Chancellor of the Exchequer, she has brought the income of the country 600,0001. below its expebditure; which lie will now possibly attempt to remedy by the cheese-parings of a willed and maimed cutouation? If I mistake not, my Lord- Melbourne has brought down. by his late expressions, a load of unpopularity on his head, of which, io his sunshine and bed of roses, lie little dreams.

" Gentlemen, if you patiently submit to such a state of arrangements, the fault is your own. It' you would change tiben Crown, ootuldpeattlit‘i.oisue *ter a l Gtoracfj:o your deputations to the First Minister of t Majesty and both Houses of Parliament. Remember, the Commons have gives no opinion on the subject. Carry your remon-trauces in every shape to the Legislature. They must, they will take effect. Already has Led Melbourne yielded to an honourable feeling of sentiment in a generous nation. He must further yield to the powerful and just rights and claims of the citizens of Oatetropolis. Metropolis. You only demand your acknowledged privileges from time inns. morial. The Government date not abolish these, but adopt a saving disperai• tion clause, not to be drawn into precedent."

Ian conclusion, the Marquis offers his services to move an address in the Lords to the Queen, imploring her Majesty to reconsider this matter.

At the London hotel meeting, a vote of thanks to Lord London. derry was unanimously carried ; for it was said, " he bad eminently proved himself the friend of English tradesmen."

Mr. Ilawes has presented a petition to the Queen (through the hands of the llome Secretary) playing that a fair tansy be held in Hyde Pal on the Coromation.day. The petitioners were traders living by the sale of goods and exhibitions at fairs. The application is founded on the fair held at the coronation of George the Fourth.