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Mr. O'Connell has written the first of a series of letters to his con- stituents [ Mr. O'Connell seldom gets beyond Numbers 1 or 2 in his series of letters], in which he demands an examination of his conduct during the past session, and offers to resign if they are dissatisfied with him. Ile then proceeds to review his Parliamentary career ; and takes credit to himself for having been the principal cause of all the measures for the benefit of Ireland which were passed. The regulation of the soap-duty, the abolition of the most grievous provisions of the Sublet- ting Act, and the abolition of the Vestry Cess., are measures Which he attributes mainly to his individual exertions. He also claims merit for having nearly succeeded in abolishing tithes. Ile says the people of Ireland :ire on the point of victory, :aid if they do not hesitate they must succeed. Ile recommends every parish in Ireland, without delay, to prepare petitions to Parliament for the total abolition of tithes ; and to unite with the tithe petition a petition for the repeal of the Union. The King's Speech on the prorogation of Parliament, he characterizes in the following manner—" It is impossible to treat it with all the contempt it merits : it sinks beneath the dignity of vituperation, :Aid is readily consigned to the manufactory whence it sprung—a plaizimy_ a flat plagiary, extracted from the brain of one of the hired puffers of Warren's jet blacking: it covers with ridicule those it praises, and gives a triumph to the object of its futile attaelc." In conclusion, he ob- serves—" My plan of agitation is this I will go through the details of the chief measures of the late session, illustrating, as most of them do, the absolute necessity of a Domestic Legislature in Ireland. 1 will then commence in each county the organization of petitions for the re- peal ; and with the aid of more activity as we approach the session, and with the increasing claims on Protestant sympathy and support, I trust we will be able to place our right to a resident Parliament beyond doubt, and its restoration beyond danger."

The Recorder of Dublin, Mr. Shaw, has written a letter to Sir J. K. James, Treasurer of the Corporation, demanding payment of his salary, and threatening legal proceedings next November, if his demand shall not be previously complied with.

The Commissioners under the Church Reform Act assembled on Tuesday, and unanimously elected W. J. Cau,land, Esq., brother-in- law of the Lord Chancellor, Solicitor to the Board. They have left the selection of their consulting counsel to the choice of the Attorney.. General, and have appointed their other officers of minor importance, all without the influence or interference of the Government. —Daidin Times.

We are by no means disposed to meddle with the family affitirs of

public men, unless their family affairs are palpably connected with their public transactions. This is pretty clearly the case with regard to the Marquis of 1Vellesley's appointment as the Irish Viceroy, which smells wonderfully of family jobbing. Lord Wellesley succeeds the Marquis of Anglesey in Ireland; and the Duke of Argyll succeeds Lord Wel- lesley as Lord Steward. Now all these personages are curiously linked together. The ei-decant Marchioness of Anglesey, having divorced her husband, married the Duke of Argyll ; and Lord Anglesey then married the lady who wets the occasion of his divorce—the sister-in-law of Lord Wellesley. That the three persons concerned in the appointments in question should be all joined together by such a singular family alliance, is, to say the least of it, as odd a coincidence as can well be imagined. Is it not fully as likely that it is if snug familpirrangement, brought about by the power of the Premier? There is another family alliance connected with this matter. Mr. Littleton, the Secretary for Ireland, mai-lied a daughter of Lord Wellesley : and, were not the Premier far above the slightest imputation of countenancing jobs on behalf of his own family or that of anybody else, it would be exceedingly natural to suppose that the Marquis's appointment was by way Of rewarding Mr. Littleton, in the person of his father-in-law, for proceeding to business in Ireland in a way so satisfactory to his superiors.—Halifax Guardian.

The accounts which have reached us concur in a representation of the important disclosures which are in progress in every part of Ireland.

The commission having been instituted with a desire to expose the abuses of time system, and the official appointments having been made with a view to that effect, there have been, so far as we have learned, none of those appearances which have too frequently marked the pro- gress of inquiries ordered by Government, in which the ingenuity of the inquisitor, sympathizing with the objects of inquiry, was directed to suggest the best mode of concealing facts, rather than to elicit informa- tion or restrain malepractices. The inquiries in Drogheda, Dunleer, Ardee, Youghal, and Dungarvan, have all terminated. The first- named Corporation, it appears, had estates of immense magnitude, a considerable portion of them having been given in trust for charitable purposes. The Corporation, however as they admit, have always acted upon the principle that the estates were given for the support of Pro- - testantism, and for division amongst themselves. The corporate rule was, to lease the lands at one-fourth of their value to corpoiators. If honestly managed, we are informed the corporate revenues of Drogheda would amount to at least 25,0001. n-year. Under the system of chica- nery that less prevailed, the revenue does not exceed 3,000L—Dablia Register.

Mr. C. Fitzsimon, the Member for Dublin County, on Thursday week was thrown from his phaeton, at his country seat in Wicklow; Lis left arm was fractured below the elbow.

A professional gentleman on the Munster circuit, is specially engaged to conduct a prosecution against an officer of the 10th regiment, for seducing a clergyman's wife, near Mallow.

A lady was committed from the Dublin Police-office, on Tuesday week, for bigamy. The case is one of a very curious and interesting nature, time family of the second husband being connected by marriage with that of a gentleman well known in the political world. The lady, we understand, to be nearly double he age of the second husband, whom she met at Bangor last season, a: d continued to follow until sl e prevailed upon him to "commit matrimony" early last March. Cm. tain circumstances in the lady's conduct soon excited suspicion ; and the brother-in-law of the young gentleman (a well known young Irish Member) was requested to make certain inquiries in London, in the course of which he obtained a clue which led to further discoveries. He has been occupied for some months in the investigation of the matter, and within the last few days produced the first husband in the presence of the lady herself. All the necessary documentary evidence has also been procured ; and on Monday week the lady was arrested on a warrant, signed by Alderman Fleming, and on Tuesday duly corn- nutted for trial at the next Commission. The wife of the M.P. al- luded to is the only sister of the second husband of the " frail fair one ;" and should lie (lie without issue, would become entitled to a consider- able property. As the lady of many lords bad attained to an age at which her having issue amounted to nearly an impossibility, the know- ing ones have pronounced the M.P. to be "more magnanimous than wise."—Dab/in Paper. [ The young Irish Member is said to be Mr. Maurice O'Connell, and the other gentleman Mr. Scott.]