This meeting, which excited a great degree of interest amongst the agriculturists of Sussex, took place on Monday, at Steyning.   Hostings were erected in a field at the rear of the White Horse Hotel; and the arrangements for the accommodation of the press and the public were such as we have seldom seen surpassed in open air meetings.   From an early hour in the morning carriages, post chaises, and other vehicles were continuously arriving in the town, and at half past twelve, when the meeting was advertised to be holden, this usually quiet spot presented a most animated appearance.   The paid agents of the Anti-Corn Law League were very actively engaged in the distribution of tracts, &c., in order, as far as in them lay, to neutralize the object for which the meeting was summoned.   Amongst the persons of distinction on the hostings we noticed the following:—The Duke of Richmond, The Earl of Egmont, the Earl of Winterton, the Duke of Norfolk, the Earl of Sheffield , the Earl of Abergavenny, Lord GAGE, Lord HOWARD, Sir Henry SHIFFNER , Sir C.M. BURRELL, M.P., Gen. WYNDHAM, M.P., Col. George WYNDHAM, the Earl of March, M.P., the Hon. Charles SCARLETT, M.P., Mr. Charles GORING, M.P., Mr. G. DARBY, M.P., Richard PRINCE, Esq., Robert HASLAR, Esp., Robert HURST, Esq., J.B. DANBUZ, Esq., W.W. RICHARDSON, Esq., Major SANDHAM, High INGRAM, Esq., High PENFOLD, Esq., H. TREDEROFT, Esq., Wm. BORRER, jun., Esq., Hugh FULLER, Esq.— NORMAN, Esq., Capt. JOHNSTON, C. MABBOTT, Esq., J. ELLMAN, Esq., J.H. BORRER, Esq., H. BORRER, jun., Esq., J. SCOTT, jun., Esq., H. HALLERT, Esq., R.W. BLENCOWE, Esq., C. BEARD, Esq., H. BATER, Esq., Captain RICHARDSON , J. WOODS, Esq., F. SMITH, Esq., C.S. DICKENS, Esq., Charles DORIEN, Esq., Charles SHIRLEY, Esq., J. KING, Esq., Captain PAINE, D. LYON, Esq., J. BARTON, Esq., Charles MITFORD , Esq., F. THOMAS, Esq., C.S. TINBURY, Esq., W.K. GRATWICKE, Esq., H.D. GORING, Esq., M. PRINGLE, Esq., J. DENNET, Esq., J. SMITH, Esq., A. SMITH, Esq., J.D. SMITH, Esq., Thomas COPARD, Esq., J.W. LADBROKE, Esq., E. NEWLAND, Esq.— FITZGERALD, Esq., and Sir H. SEYMOUR, M.P.  At the hour above mentioned the committee took possession of the hostings, and at this period it was estimated that there were nearly 2000 persons present, the greater portion of whom appeared to be substantial farmers.   Mr. John ELLMAN, who is well known as an agriculturist, was called to the chair, and commenced the proceedings by a long and able speech.   He was followed by others—all of whom evinced the most determined spirit to maintain "Protection to Agriculture."   Resolutions condemnatory of the agitation of the League were then adopted, and a protective association formed, after which the following resolution passed—"That the Duke of Richmond be appointed president, the Earl of Egmont, the Lord GAGE, Earl of Sheffield, Sir C.M. BURRELL, Bart., Col. G. WYNDHAM, vice-presidents and trustees of this society; and the Earl of Avergavenny, the Earl of Sheffield , and Mr. C. MABBOT, trustees of this society.

     The Duke of Richmond then came forward, as soon as the cheers occasioned by his appearance had subsided, spoke as follows:—Gentlemen, I am anxious to endeavour to express to you the obligations which I feel that I owe to you for the high honour which you have conferred upon me by electing me the president of your society.   My service may not be of much use to you, but they shall be, as ever they have been, at the disposal of the farmers of the empire.  (Cheers.)   Gentlemen, I attended her today as a landowner, with the greatest satisfaction, because I felt it to be a duty to attend a meeting which was called by the tenantry of my native county, to cooperate with them in everything for the benefit of agriculture; and I felt that it would be indeed base in me if I were to desert the farmer in the time of need or of danger.   (Cheers.)  Gentlemen, I cannot approve of the proceedings of the Anti-Corn Law League.  I have read, with surprise, not unmixed with indignation, that their leaders have declared that they will interfere in the election of members of parliament, with the money that their dupes have placed at their disposal.   (Hear, hear.)  Gentlemen, I know that Sussex will not follow the bad example of the Anti-Corn Law League.  You have formed this society for self defence—for self defence along.   (Cheers.)  Are freemen or independent men to permit themselves to be trod under foot by a society such as that of the Anti-Corn Law League?   No, gentlemen, they little know the stuff which a British farmer is made of, if they think they can do it.   (Cheers.)   You will not, I say, follow their bad example—you will not seek to array, in bitter hostility, against each other the labourer, the tenant, and the landlord, because you know their interests to be one and the same.   (Cheers.)  Nor will you send delegates into the manufacturing districts to excite the passions and to inflame the operatives against the manufactures.    No; confiding in the justice of your cause, knowing the uprightness of your motives, you will dispel the wild theories of the free traders, disprove the arguments of the League, and show the miserable fallacies which they attempt to make you believe.   Gentlemen, at the same time, perhaps, you will permit me to say, that we ought not to confound the Anti-Corn Law League with the manufacturers and the commercial classes.   It is perfectly true that the Anti-Corn Law League boast, and claim, forsooth!   That they represent the opinions of the commercial and manufacturing interests; but I tell you it is no such thing.   The large proportion of the most influential and the most honest of those men who pursue those useful and honourable avocations—they disapprove of the conduct of the League as much as we do.   Gentlemen, they dislike agitation, they think it is morally wrong.  They know that if the Corn Laws were repealed, a great quantity of land must be thrown out of cultivation; they were aware that they would lose their best customer; and they know another thing too, which is, that success never did produce moderation in any great political party.   (Cheers.)  If the League were only partially to succeed, they would not stop there; they would attempt then to produce anarchy and confusion throughout the whole of the country, taking away from us everything that is dear to us as free Englishmen; they would attempt at last to defraud the public creditor of his dues.   Gentlemen, I think that you will agree with me that the demonstrations which have taken place throughout various parts of the country have given a decided negative to the Anti-Corn Law League, when they stated, that they had convinced the farmers that this was not a tenant's question—(Cheers)—but with their great wisdom, they have been unable to convince you that it was only a matter of rent between the landowner and the tenant.

Gentlemen, I feel that the managing committee that you have appointed ought to communicate with the other societies which have been established in various parts of the country; and I hope and trust that ten days will not pass before there is a similar society formed in every part of England.   I think that it would be as well for your managing committee, as I have said, to communicate with them, because it is but one great body.  A gentleman who just now proposed a resolution spoke of me as one who had seen some service in my country's cause.   I can only say, from the experience there gained, that it is a great importance that we should not expend our fire in a desultory manner, but that we should bring unity into our cause for the purpose of carrying it more efficiently.   Gentlemen, it appears to me also, that these demonstrations which have taken place among the farmers of the country, will induce the confidential advisers of our Sovereign to speak plainly out upon the subject. (Cheers.)   I think that we are entitled to ask, not in the language of menace or of threat, or even perhaps, of any sort of reproach, but I think we are entitled to tell them, that we think the uncertainty of their opinions is an evil of no ordinary magnitude.   We want to know what we are going about; we want to know whether they intend to maintain the protection which is still left to us.  We will only ask them to speak out, and I have no doubt they will speak out, when they know the opinions of most of the respectable farmers of the country.   Gentlemen, I do not think that it is necessary for me to detain you at any length, after the able and most eloquent speeches that we have listened to.   My opinion upon the subject of protection, and all the votes that I have given thereon, are recorded.   I will, therefore, in conclusion, only assure you, that I never will be induced, by the insinuations which the Anti-Corn Law League so lavishly deal in, or by the threats, which, at a distance from one, they so magnificently make—(Cheers)—that I will never be induced to vote against the agricultural interest of the country.   I will not vote for one iota of your present protection being removed.  No threats on the one hand, no cajolery on the other, shall ever persuade me to stir from the position we now occupy.    (Cheers.)  I do so, not from selfish feelings; I do so because in my conscience I believe that on the well being of the agricultural interest is based the prosperity of the country, and the welfare and happiness of every individual residing within her Majesty's dominions.   (Cheers.)  Gentlemen, I thank you for the patience with which you have listened to me.  I accept the office with pride and satisfaction; and am delighted to see her today so large, so respectable a body of those for whom I always must entertain the deepest feelings of regard and respect.   (Cheers.)

     At the conclusion of the meeting a subscription book was opened at the White Hart Inn, and the subscriptions flowed in very rapidly.   Amongst the names were those of the Duke of Norfolk, the Duke of Richmond, and Colonel WYNDHAM, for £100 each.

BERWICK.— a county meeting for the county of Berwick, to petition the Legislature has been convened for the 6 th inst., in consequence of a very numerously signed requisition for that purpose, presented to Lord LAUDERDALE, the Lord Lieutenant of the county.

PEEBLES.— In consequence of a requisition numerously and highly respectably signed, the Earl of Wemyss and March, Lord Lieutenant of the county of Peebles, called a county meeting at the Toutine Inn, Peebles, for the purpose of petitioning the legislature not to entertain any proposition for the alteration of the present Corn Laws; as also to make a declaration in favour of the protection now afforded to agriculture.

SOUTH WILTS.— The friends of agriculture, and the Conservatives generally, of South Wilts, have joined most heartily in the national movement, with no less vigour and determination than have been exhibited in   other counties.   At three o'clock on Monday, a large meeting took place at the Assembly Rooms in Salisbury, being the first grand gathering of a society entitled "The Salisbury and South Wilts Conservative Association;" and it is worthy of remark, that the mode in which this institution has been brought about, affords conclusive proof that in one caste, at least, the cry of the dismayed Leaguers—that the agricultural movement against the machinations of the Cobden club has been "got up by the landlords"—is utterly false.   The annual contribution is to be not less that 5s nor more that £1; and the last resolution specifies that "any person subscribing to any Conservative Registration Society, or any other association formed for the advancement of Conservative principles in South Wilts, shall be considered an honorary member of this association, upon signing his assent to the resolutions."   These resolution were unanimously approved, and a vast number of names were enrolled.

WORCESTERSHIRE.— A great public meeting of landed proprietors, tenant farmers, and others interested in agricultural protection, and opposition to the League, was held on Saturday, at the Crown Hotel, Worcester, when the newly established Agricultural Protection Society, and a great number of gentry steps to give effect to the principle upon which the association was founded.   There were present the Hon. General LYGON, M.P.; J.S. PAKINGTON, Esq., M.P.; Sir Anthony LECHMERE, Bart.; P.V. ONSLOW, Esq., the president; Hon. And Rev. W.W.C . TALBOT ; Dr. B. COOPER; Col. BUND; Rev. J. HOPTON; G.W. MARTIN, and a large body of agriculturists.  The proceedings were carried on with great spirit; a working committee was formed; petition, advertisements, and tracts recommended; and a subscription having been opened, in the course of half an hour the sum of £550 was subscribed.

OXFORD.— At noon on Thursday a large and most influential  assemblage of farmers, to the number of about 400 and 500, took place at the Assembly Rooms, Star Hotel, in pursuance of the short notice (only Saturday last) issued by the President of the Oxfordshire Agricultural Association (Mr. ASHHURST), calling them together for the purpose of taking measures in opposition to the Anti-Corn Law League.  W.H. ASHHURST (Chairman of Quarter Sessions, and formerly M.P.,  for the county), was unanimously called to the chair.   Amongst those present, and who addressed the meeting, were Lord NOREYS, M.P., Lord VILLERS, M.P., J.W. HENLEY, Esq., M.P. G.G. HARCOURT, Esq., M.P., W.S. BLACKTONE, Esq., M.P., Major WEYLAND, and John FANE, Esq. (formerly M.P.'s for the county,) Colonel NORTH, C. PEERS, Esq., and several tenant farmers.   The speakers and the meeting were unanimous in their opposition to the League, and depreciating and further lessening of the protection now afforded the agricultural interest.   An association was entered into for the protection of agriculture, a president, two vice presidents, committee, treasurer, and secretary, were elected, who are to meet speedily for the formation of rules for the society.   For the present, a subscription of 10s per annum to constitute a member.  A donation of £50 was announced from G.V. DRURY, Esq., of Shotover House.

TAMWORTH. —On Monday an important meeting of the members of the Tamworth Agricultural Association was held in the large room of the King's Arms Hotel, when measures of resistance to the movements of the Anti-Corn Laws League were adopted.   Mr. J. PYE, a large landed proprietor, and formerly high sheriff for the county of Stafford, occupied the chair, and amongst the gentlemen present were, Mr. WOOLFERSTAN, Stotford Hall; Mr. TONGUE, of Comberford Hall; Major BAMFORD, Mr. FLAVELL, Mr. BOURNE of Fisherwick, Mr. FARMER, and Mr. W. PARSONS and other influential agriculturists.