25 JULY 1840, Page 9

The Globe contains a letter dated Montreal, June 29th, from

a cor- respondent who appears to know something of Governor Thomson's views ; comprising remarks on the treatment which the most im- portant provincial me.tsures have received at home. The Judges' -opinion on the Clergy Reserves Bill is said to have had a beneficial effect on party feeling ; but the "High Church minority " tried to Make the best of it, by receiving it as a sentence in favour, if not of one, of not more than two churches. The Judges' decision, however, against the right of the colonists to dispose of the reserved lands, had not a little nettled the provincials; and Governor Thomson's friend. seems to doubt the efficacy of Lord John Russell's " prompt announce- ment" of an auxiliary bill, in removing the ill feeling, especially as he has departed from the terms of the provincial bill. But will the Lords pass the bill, even as it stands?— " Ministers must put up with no Tory amendments, no increase of grants to favoured churches, and no cutting, off of Catholics. The bill must be carried, or else abandoned. If their Lordships insist on amending it, either the bill most go, or the Cunadas. There is no third alternative. Three- fourths of every House of Assembly, and wore too, (every Liberal, and every Catholic,) would be fitund in violent opposition to any Government that should be pledged to carry into execution any Clergy Reserve Act of the Bench of Bishops. In the Mee of such an opposition, what would the mere possession of a Civil List do? Suppose address voted after address, praying for Canadian indepcndence! Depend upon it, in the case presumed, the supposition is any of thing hut unlikely to be realized. The abandonment r the hill, no doubt, would lead to inconvenience ; but of another kind, and far less serious. Agi- tation will have taken out a new lease fin. the Canadas; and it will depend upon the chapter of accidents and the temper of the House of Lords, how- long it is to last, :nal to Mint lengths it is to be carried. Let the end come when it may, early or late, it will find the Che..:y Reserves somehow or other taken from all the contending churches alike, and devoted either to educational uses, or else to the general service of the Province."

Unlike the Lower Province, Upper Canada displayed symptoms of electioneering activity. The Whig writer whom we have jest quoted says that there is no doubt of "an overwhelming return of Moderate Liberals."