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Marquis of Conyngham, Lord Cham- The Bishops Durham, Chichester, Sa. berlain.

lisbury, Hereford, Norwich, Litchfield, Lord Cottenham, Lord Chancellor. Ripon, and Ely. These also can have Earl of Durham, Dictator of Canada, no great hostility to the Melbourne Earl of Errol, Master of the Buck- Government. Here, therefore, are hounds.

thirty-six Whig-enlightened Liberals Lord Erskine, Ambassador to Saxony. accounted for; the subjoined lists will Lord Falkland, Lord in Waiting. go far to make up the sum total of Lord Foley, Captain of Gentlemen at Whig-Radicalism in the House of Arms.

Lords. Lord Gardner, Lord in Waiting. Whig-Radicals who have received Earl Granville, Ambassador to France. promotion in the peerage since 1830: Marquis of Headfort, Lord in Waiting:

Marquis of Ailsa. Lord Holland, Chancellor of the Duchy Marquis of Breadalbane. of Lancaster.

Earl of Camperdown. Lord Howard De Walden, Ambassa. Duke of Cleaveland. dor to Lisbon.

Earl of Ducie. Earl of Ilchester, Captain of Gentlemen Earl Granville. Pensioners.

Earl of Zetland. Marquis of Lansdowne, President of the Earl of Durham. Council.

Earl of Effingham. Duke of Leinster, Chief Commissioner Earl of Lovelace. of Irish Education.

Earl of Litchfield.* Earl of Litchfield, Postmaster-Gene. Duke of Sutherland. ral.

Marquis of Westminster. Viscount Duncannon, Lord Privy Earl of Yarborough.

Seal. Viscount Melbourne, First Lord of the Whig-Radicals who have been ele. Treasury.

vated to the British peerage by the Earl of Minto, First Lord of the Admi- Whigs. Some of these had Irish ralty.

peerages before. Marquis of Normandy, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Lord Bateman, Lord Plunkett, Lord Chancellor of Ire. Lord Belhaven. land.

Lord Brougham. Lord Ponsonby, Ambassador to Tur- Earl Bruce. key.

Earl of Darlington. Viscount Torrington, Lord in Wait- Lord Carew. ing.

Earl of Charlemont. Marquis of Winchester, Groom of the Lord Cloncurry. Stole.

Lord Cottenham.

Lord de Manley. The fifty members we mentioned in Lord Denman. the House of Commons as being place. Lord Dinorben. men, only divided among them about Lord Duncannon. £.120,000 a year; but here are no Lord Falkland. more than twenty-eight“pure old Earl of Fingal. Whigs,” who receive the small sum Lord Glenelg. annually of £.180,000! Who will Lord Godolphin. doubt the zeal of these noble lords, in Earl of Gosford. favour of the existing government? In Lord Hatherton. addition to these twenty-eight persons, Marquis of Headfort. the following members of the right Lord Howden. reverend bench in England have to Earl of Kintore. thank the Whigs for their elevation. Lord Kinnaird.

"*One or two peers are mentioned twice, first as placemen, and afterwards as having received promotions

in the peerage or elevation to it. But this is merely done for convenience sake, and only shows that there are some held by a double bond—both of interest and gratitude..

Lord Langdale.

Dukes of Somerset and Norfolk, and Lord Lismore.

the Earl of Carlisle, have their sons in Earl of Leicester.

the ministry, and thereby are bound inEarl of Leitrim.

directly to assist it, and are interested Lord Lovat.

in its preservation. Earl of Ludlow. Earl of Meath.

Dukes. Lord Methven.

SOMERSET. NORFOLK. Lord Mostyn.

Sutherland. Argyle.
Lord Panmure.

Leinster.
Lord Poltimore.
Lord Portman.

Marquisses.
Earl of Ranfurly.

Lansdowne. Headfort. Marquis of Queensberry.

Conynghame. Clanricarde.
Lord Rossmore.

Tavistocke.
Duke of Roxburghe.
Earl of Sefton.

Earls.
Lord Segrave.

Effingham. Albemarle. Lord Strafford.

Fingal.

SCARBOROUGH. Lord Sudeley.

Charlemont. Camperdown. Earl of Uxbridge.

Minto.

Lovelace. Marquis of Tavistock.

Meath.

CARLISLE. Lord Western.

Gosford.

Ilchester. Lord Wrottesley.

THANET.

Ducie.
Lord Vane.

Uxbridge. CRAVEN.
To these we might add the Duke of
Leeds, Earl Cadogan, and the Earl of

Barons. Derby, who were elevated to the peer- Melbourne. Stafford. age previously to their accession to Lismore.

Methuen. their present dignities; and when to Falkland. Sudeley. these we add also all the Papist peers Langdale, Mostyn. in Parliament, who are indeed the na- Montfort. Save and SELE. tural allies of the present Ministry, Foley.

Brougham. and the minors, there remain very few Cottenham. Hatherton. Whig noblemen who can be consider- De Mauley. Plunkett. ed independent in their support of Gardner. VERNON. Lord Melbourne's cabinet. Still fewer Holland. Wrottesley. are those giving a zealous or constant Glenelg. SEAFORD. support to it who can be considered Poltimore. LILFORD. unsettered. Some may allow the pre- Howden. Bishop mier the sanction of their names and Carew.

Hereford. do no more, others may remain neu- Vaux. tral and hesitate to declare for the other side ; but we repeat, very few Here, then, are fifty-four noblemen are those who are at once zealous voting on an important question, and and independent. We will illustrate only nine of them are not dependent this fact by one instance of recent oc. for favors or place; only six even of currence. On the 3d of August, the that number being completely free! House of Lords divided on Lord Fitz- How earnestly desirous these Whigs gerald's amendment to the Irish Tithe have proved themselves not to swamp Bil. The number of Conservatives or degree the peerage! How chary was seventy-eight, of Whigs thirty- of using the influence of the Crown !" seven, and there paired off in favor of They have only made sixty peers in the minority seventeen ; making a to- eight years ; they have only pitchtal of fifty-four in favor of the Mel- forked that moderate number to swell bourne Ministry.

The following is their miserable minority. We questhe list of them; those who are not tion much if without those sixty men placemen and have not received their in buckram, their largest minority on peerages from the Whigs we print in the most important divisions in the capitals; there remain only nine inde- Upper House would be forty; and pendent men; and even of these the we own, when we consider the vast

machinery and means of corruption despise those puppets of statesmen now in use and in unscrupulous hands, when we find them, with a hypocrisy we feel that the House of Lords has a only equal to their avarice, pretend to high title to credit; seeing that de- a superiority of public virtue, and keep spite all temptation to tergiversation more honorable men than themselves and to submission to the Whigs, the out of office, under the fraudulent independent unpaid Conservative ma- pretext that in so doing they are saving jority, so far from dwindling away, is the country from unprincipled and increasing year by year. Whatever corrupt rulers. Like Judas, they keep may be done in the House of Com- the bag, and they keep it for themmons by baronetcies, ribands, commis- selves. And these forsooth are the sions, peerages, exorbitant estimates, men who prated about the influence domestic or colonial jobs and aug- of the Crown," who deplored the mented patronage, we cannot but re- increase of the peerage, and who joice then that we have yet a bul- bragged that they would carry on Gowark, and a remnant of an indepen- vernment on pure principles, without dent Parliament; and therefore, though patronage! These too are the Lia minister like Lord Melbourne may berals, the men of purity and economy, be enabled to realize Lord John the reformers of abuses, the opponents Russell's portrait, and compel the of corruption, peculation and intrigue. Sovereign to retain him by hold. They have descended gradually downing in terrorem the threat of a fac- wards till they can exist only by purtious majority in the House of Com- chasing the smiles of a mendicant at mons-ready one year to sanction and the expense of the patronage of Irethe next to abandon an appropriation land, and by widening the circle of clause—there is at present no pros- Ministerial influence through every pect of the same threat being employ- artifice the most corrupt Minister of ed with reference to any man's power ancient days invented or employed. in the House of Lords. But that this To this have they come at last, with prospect continues to us, is no fault of all their fine professions; their essays Lord Melbourne's, and is no oversight on English Government ; their articles of the Whig party. Both have done in the · Edinburgh Review ;' their mo. their best to extend corruption into the tions on the influence of the Crown; and Upper House, but hitherto they have their calculations of the extent of pa. signally failed. It only remains for the tronage fresh in the recollection of people of the country to counteract the the people they have deluded. Yet insidious and more successful attacks what care they for the memory of the on the independence of the House past or the shame of the present hour, of Commons, by watching narrowly so long as they can cling to places and every job; by rejecting every perpe- pocket pay? They have deluded the trator at the poll ; and by adding con- nation, but even more to that nation's tempt to rejection in the case of every disgrace than their own. What ex. member who has sold his vote for cuse has any man for allowing himself a baronetcy, or his silence for a bro- to be duped by a Palmerston, taken in ther's promotion. Such men there by a Melbourne, or entrapped by a may be even in a reformed Parlia. Glenelg ? ment; such men there must be, for But then perhaps we may hear we can never believe that independent some Whig, blinded to all sense by or honest men would go down night party spirit and ignorant of all necesafter night to the House of Commons sary information, put in here a claim to cheer a demagogue like O'Connell

, for mitigation of censure, by asserting or to support a ministry that tempts that if hundreds of offices have been the scorn of Europe. We can believe created, as no one will ever deny, this of none but the venal, and there. many have been abolished. It is somefore when we discover Whig-radical times the pleasure of Whig journals corruption, we easily account for its to prate boldly about reductions and necessity, while we heartily despise retrenchments, and so forth. Now we the ministers who will stoop to hold are quite content to take the issue on office on such mean and trembling this point, and to inquire into these grounds, that nothing but venality can boasted and patriotic proceedings. uphold, and none but the selfish de- We hear of reductions made by the fend them. Still more heartily do we Whigs. We ask, what have they re

duced ? The yeomanry, of which they V. The Law. had not the patronage. But what VI. The Church. have they increased? The army, the VII. The Influence of Honours. navy, the legal situations, the commissions, and some of the public offices All these things still exist and are of which they have the control; and still used by the Government for their not content with this, they have made political and party purposes. If they new modes of employing partisans, as afforded such ground for jealousy and we have before described, in every suspicion in 1822, how does it happen part of the country. We hear of re- that now, when each several departtrenchments. We ask what they have ment is increased in its operation on retrenched ? Certainly not the public the independence of Parliament, when expenditure ; perhaps their own duties. there are more placemen than ever, Of the expenditure it is only needful that we hear no murmur from the to say, that for the year 1838 it will Constitutional Whigs, and catch no be nearly fifty-three millions ; just whisper of regret or anxiety? How about four millions more than for the does it happen that we find in the year 1835. We have no hesitation Navy List the names of young perwhatever in declaring that the expense sons in command of vessels, who are of carrying on the Government at this notorious for nothing but relationship present moment, independently of to Whig partisans ? Among the most course of the charge for interest on recent promotions we find the Hon. the National Debt, is considerably Henry Keppell, Edward Stanley, the more than in 1822 when a motion Hon. Joseph Denman, the Hon. Bywas brought forward impeaching the ron Cary, the Hon. Frederick PelLiverpool administration. Lord Lon- ham, the Hon. Dudley Pelham, Thomdonderry then stated that expense to as Eden, Adam Camperdown Dunbe L18,000,000 per annum; a sum can, Granville Lock, William Henry less than is at present yearly devoted Quin, Robert Otway, Lord Francis to our establishments. If the Whigs Russell

, George Elliot, Lord Henry have neglected to retrench this enor. Russell

, the Hon. Edward Howard, mous charge, they have failed not from the Hon. Edward Plunkett, Edward want of good examples. Mr. Pitt Troubridge, the Hon. Charles Elliot, abolished X16 places, with salaries of the Hon. Admiral Elliot, and very L-275,748, and all these unconnected many more Twysdens, D’Eyncourts, with the collection of the revenue, Pagets, Beauclerks, Carnacs, Codwhile he created only 197, with sala- ringtons, Greys, &c. &cwhose ries of L.77,000.* In the revenue names alone sufficiently and satisfacdepartment, though compelled to in- torily account for the display of Mincrease taxation with the progress of isterial interest in their welfare. On the war, and so to extend also the glancing at the list of flag-officers number of places in the excise and employed, we find only twelve, and of customs, he yet with a rigid hand that small number the following apcurtailed every unnecessary expense, proved Whigs :and abolished in the salt department alone five hundred places. How does Lord Amelius Beauclerk, uncle of the it happen that the Reforming Minis Duke of St. Albans. ters we are now blessed with have not Sir Robert Otway, uncle of the Memattempted to do likewise? Lord John ber for Tipperary. Russell enumerates under the follow. Sir Charles Paget, brother of Lord ing several heads the various means Anglesea. of exerting crown influence.t

Sir John Ommany, the defeated Whig

candidate for Hampshire. I. The Collection of the Revenue. Hon. George Elliot, brother of Lord II. The Civil List and the Subordi Minto. nate Offices of Civil Government. Hon. D. Bouverie, brother of the Earl III. The Colonies.

of Radnor. IV. The Army, Navy, Ordnance, &c.

Among the commanders of the ships

* Rose on the influence of the Crown.
+ Lord John Russell on English Government, p. 401.

in commission, are a few equally dis- have ruined not only the service, but tinguished by Whig names, and fa- the cause it was required to defend. voured by Whig connections. We It was not by such a system the unmerely select a few of the most glaring friended Nelsons, Collingwoods, and specimens :

Rodneys gained the opportunities of

winning fame. But tempora mutanBritania, 120 guns, Captain Dundas. tur; we now play at war on the coast Britomart, 10 guns, Lieut. Owen Stan- of Spain, and it requires no heroes to ley.

win bloodless victories. Nelson was Champion, 18 guns, Commander G. no more fitted to conquer at Tra falKing.

gar, or Wellington at Waterloo, than Charybdis, 3 guns, Hon. Robert Gore. any defeated Whig candidate is now Cleopatra, 26 guns, Hon. George at Barcelona, or General Evans at Grey.

Fontarabia and Irun. An attack on Columbine, 16 guns, George Elliot. a Sardinian schooner, or a grand Comus, 18 guns, Hon. P. P. Cary. movement against a few Carlist gueConway, 28 guns, Captain Bethune. rillas, is all that is expected nowadays Griffon, 3 guns, Lieut. D'Urban. from our navy and our legions; it is Harlequin, 16 guns, Commander Lord perfectly right therefore that MinisF. Russell.

ters should prove that they consider Hastings, 74 guns, Captain Loch. that any one can execute tasks so Howe, 120 guns, Captain Paget. mighty and important. Lynx, 3 guns, Lieut. Broadhead. We might proceed to examine in Magicienne, 24 guns, Captain G. St. detail other departments, but we reJohn Mildmay.

frain from doing so.

We have menPearl, 20 guns, Lord Clarence Paget. tioned enough to call attention to the Rodney, 92 guns, Captain Hyde Par- subject of Whig Radical corruption, ker.

and we trust that another Session of Rover, 18 guns, Commander Eden. Parliament will not be allowed to pass Royal Adelaide, 104 guns, Sir William without the extortion from the MinisElliott.

try of a complete list of all the new Royalist, 10 guns, Hon. E. Plunkett. places created since 1830, the persons Russell, 74 guns, Sir Wm. Dillon. filling them, and the salaries apporSan Josef, 110 guns, Charles Seale. tioned to each. It will be found by Scylla, 16 guns, Hon. Joseph Den- such returns, that under the pretence

of extending the system of centraliza. Talbot, 28 guns, Captain Codrington. tion, the amount of Government paTweed, 20 guns, Hon. F. Pelham. tronage has been augmented more than Wasp, 16 guns, Hon. D. Pelham. in any preceding eight years during Wolf

, 10 guns, Edward Stanley. the whole history of the country. It Wolverine, 16 guns, Hon. E. How. will be seen that every charge formerard.

ly levelled by the Whigs for factious

purposes, and with fraudulent profesThe promotion of most of these sions against their political opponents, fortunate and Liberal gentlemen has applies now with redoubled force been singularly rapid, and their em- to themselves, and strikes them seployment almost constant and unceas- verely with a back-handed blow. For ing: The vessels they command form instance, it used to be the Whig pracno inconsiderable portion of the whole tice to select certain families for invid. naval force in commission; and if so, ious notice, and hold them up to pubhow few ships remain for the veter- lic odium, by representing them as ans who fought for their country be- fastened on numerous places, and fore many of these “honourables” gorging with ill-gotten gains. But were born! Truly, Lord Minto has we ask if ever a family thus made “reformed” the naval service in a pe- the object of vituperation, displayed culiar and effectual manner ; he has a nepotism and grasping selfishness introduced a degree of patronage and equal to the Whig families of Grey, favouritism never attempted before ; Elliot, Adam, or Ponsonby? A list a system which, if it had been acted of the Greys in places once went the on during the war, would have con- round of the papers, and even now, signed the bulwarks of the nation to though Dr. Grey, Bishop of Hereford, inexperienced hands, and probably is dead, and Earl Grey and Mr. Ed.

man.

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