13 JULY 1850, Page 10

In other parts of our present nunaber we have, expressed

the conclu- sions to which we had arrived as to the Ministerial bearing on the Sunday Post-office affair. A private letter addressed to us by a Member of Par- liament, whose perfect honesty we know, and who has been more in the secret of the manceuvres than we have, tikes a more favourable view of the official conduct Our correspondent admits that the Ministers had concurred in Mr. Locke's resolution ; but afterwards they had reason (or assumed they had) to fear an adverse majority ; and as Mr. Locke would not agree to modify his resolution, they were obliged to move the modifi- cation themselves. The feeling among the Liberal Members seems to be, that Ministers only wanted to get the matter putinto their own hands. This explanation absolves the motives of Ministers at' the expense of their wisdom : they had the matter in their own hands at the first ; and why they did not keep it there, instead of 'letting it go through weakness, and then trying to get it back.by manceuvre,, the friends who think it worth while to vouch for them should explain.