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Belfast Commercial Chronicle

13/01/1812

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Date of Article: 13/01/1812
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Mi ( Commmiai NUMBER 1,080. J MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1812. [ PRICE 5d. The Twenty- first of the present Month, the Lottery will be all drawn, IT consists of but 12 000 Tickets, and yet the Scheme abounds with GREAT CAPITALS, viz. 2 Prizes of £ 20,000 are =£ 40,000 2 .„ 6,000 12,000 2 4,000 8,000 6 1,000 6 000 2,396 from £ 500 to 20 5- tJOOO It has becomes a prevalent practice at this season, to dispose of Shares as NEW YEAR'S GIFTS, which has occasioned a very brisk demand, and in consequence, a rise in the price may be expedted. An early purchase is recommended, at R. & J. HODGSON'S, BELFAST. ( S25 NEW YEAR'S GIFTS. NEW• STATW LOTTERY, ALL TO BE DKAWV 2: it JANUARY, 1811. Containing wprumr ds of Two ihoiiinttd Four Hundred frizes, a ltd l'wo of Tzren/ y Thousand Pounds. rT'ICKETS and SHARES from the CONTRACTOR'S JL OFFICE, can now be had in every Variety, from THOMAS WARD, WHO SOLD THE GRAND PRIZE OF •£ 30,000. An early Purchase alone can remedy the inconvenience of * disappointment, so generally experienced at the close » f » v ry Lottery Sale. Arises paid on demand. KICHEST PRICE GIVEN FOR GUINEAS. $ 42) IS, High- street— Belfast, Dec. 18,181 I. THE NEW YEAR'S STATE LOTTERY Will he Drawn January 21;/. LT CALL WELL, 28, COLLEGE- GREBN, DUBLIN, is x! Q now selling at the lowest Prices— WHOLE. TICKETS, | EIGHTHS, HALVKS, AND gUARTKRS, I SIXTEENTHS. ALSO, E V Jr. Halyday, Newry ; Archcr and ffining, Belfast, li. and J. Hodgson, ditto, and by I'. jCjlGouran, ditto. Those who intend to speculate in the present Lottery, are recommended to apply immediately at any of the above Of- fices, the Scheme consists of 12,000 Tickets only, yet the Capitals are, two Prizes of <£ 20,000— two Prizes of = f6000 two Prizes of .£ 4000— six Prizes of =£ 1000— eight Prizes of £ 500— with 2388 smaller Prizes, from £ 100 to £• iCi. ( 343 TO BE SOLD BY AUCTIO- f On MONDAY the 20tb day of January next, at } i> e HlUn- y. Y. Y, the Tozvn of Portaduzvn, in tbc County of Arr. sagb, ALL that the Interest of Mr. JAMES WATSON hi TWO DWELLING- HOUSES, in the Town of iVtadown, with the Back- Houses, Orchard, and Garden, at the rear thereof; and Turf- ttog, in the Townland of Armagh; now in the occupation of RICHARD SHEPHARD, or his Under- tenant:..— AUo, the Interest in the DWEi. LING- HOUSE » nd OFFICES, lately in the Possession of WILLIAM WEN r- WORTH, K'. q and the GARDEN, situate at the foot of Mr. WATSON'S ran- Yard; with THREE ROODS of TURF- BOG, in Armagh Moss.— Also, that Piece of GROUND in the Half- Meadow, in the Townland of Tava airti, near the Town of Portadowti, containing Five Acres, or there- abouts; and lately held by JOHN WATSON.— And likewise, the Interest in the TAN- YARD and PREMISES in Por- radown; formerly in the occupation of Huoa WATSON, and now unoccupied. The said Tan- Yard and Premises, ire held in fee farm, tubjed to the small yearly Rent of J£ 22, 3 5s. and are now out of Lease, and are well- worth the attention of auy Person in the Tanning business— The several other Premises above mentioned, are held in fee- form, bulijeiSl only to a nominal Rent of 2*. Yearly, and ex- clusive of the said Five Acres of Land, ( which are well worth four Guineas per Acre), now produce a yearly profit Kent of £ 70, IOj. 6d. For particulars, apply to CURRAN WOODHOUSE, Esq. P. » rtadowu; Mr. HUGH M'DONALD, High- street, and CHARLES MEARES, Attorney, 38, Dorset- st. Dublin. December 28. A Day Exhibition— Fridays. MECHANIC THEATRE, EXCHANGE. MANY applications being made to Mr. HADDOCK lot a DAY EXHIBITION on FRIDAY?, he feels it his duty, as well as inclination, IO comply with the wishes of his Fiiends. Doors open every Friday at half- past Twelve o'Clocli, and Exhibition bee ins at One. Boxes 2s fid.— Upper Boxes Is. flrf,— Children UNDER TWhLVK YK. AKS OK AGE, Half- price. Evening Exhibitions, as usua', opens at Half- past Seven, and begins at iiight. Tickets and places at his Lodgings, N'o. fl, WAKIKG- STHEF. T, with Hooks descriptive ot the An- dnmles, containing a Telegraphic Dictionaiy. COUNTY DOWN. THOMAS WAT. KEH, " 1 * Hp0 BE SOLD by the Plainfff; I J Sheriff of the Counts The Rev. IVM STEELE DICKSOX, > of Down, on MONDAY Defendant. 1 the 2Otb Day •/ January - J mrt. at Noon, in the House of JAMES NORTH, oj Hillborough, in said County, Inn- j keeper, by virtue of a PTrit of Fieri Facias, in this Cause, • marked £ 407, 14,. 1 d. A! l the Right, Title, and Interest of the Defendant in and to one- third part ofthe Townland of RING- NRAL, in the Parish " f Tulljneltiil, held under tie Represen- tatives of the late HnttKT IVAHIUG Kmx, Esq deceased, for a Term of Years. Dated this 3d Day of January . 1812. IVILLIAM SHARM AN, 337) Sheriff. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, ~~ AUncmottEM of DmvNt: uRX, \ jl j) URSUANT to a De- Plaintiff; f 1L cree of his Majesty's HAMILTOU MOOSE, Esq. ' Court of Exchequer in [ re- am/ Others, * land, made in this Cause, Defendants. \ the Townland* of BALLY- ' MACREELY and CAR- FRENCH PAPERS. OFFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FROM THE ARMIES IN SPAIN. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT. AVALUABLE piece of BUILDING- GROUND, situ- yje on the north- side of Carriikfergus-. treet, Belfast, adjoining the New Artillary- Barrack, containing 100 Feet in front, and extending backwards 130; held under the MARQUIS OF DONEGALL, at the very low Yearly Rent of £ 5: there are 83 Years of the Lease unexpired frem the lstinstant. For pirriculars, apply to PATRICK LINN, White- CroM- Hotel, Br, font. ( 144) November 30. MULLANTEAN. THE R*.; 8IDENCE OF THE LATE CHARLES LTND, Esq. To be Let., for Two Tears, from first November next, nI ( HE HOUSE ( Furnished) and FARM of MULLAN- I J1 Te an.— The Farm contains nearly 40 Aci- 2$, situated j within one- quarter Mile of Stewartstown, and five of Dun- : jfannon — The House, Offices, Garden, and Fariu, are ill complete ardor. For furi her particulars, apply by Letter, post- paid, to JOHN A.. LEN, Collin, Ballyclare; or t ® ROBERT LLDF. R, •) tewartstow. i, who will shew the Premises. O ( Sober 1. B. I't is likely at th « expiration of two years, the above Concern I nay b « Let on a long Lease, as the Proprietor will then be « f age, ( 853 A FEE- SIMPLE ESTATE IN THE COUNTY OF DOWN. TO HR SOLD Br AUCTION, at the DONKGALL- AR iMS, Belfast, on FRIDAY the Otb Day of Mar, b nfKt, at ONE o* Clocit ' I ' H E T. wnlands of HOLY WOOD and KNOCK- I MAGONEY, situate and being within four Miles ef tb « Town of Belfast, containing in all about One Thou- • nd Acres; free of all manne; of Tythesj and subjedf to a very stnall Chief Reut only.— The Townland tri HOLT- WOOD is at present very low Set, and will rise considerably. The MANSION- HOUSE is very large and commodious, with a large range of OFFICES, of all 9orts, and in com- plete oirder; with a GARDEN, containing Eight Acres, walled- in, and well stocked with all sorts of Wall, and other Fruit Tt ees j and the Demesne contains upwards of ' l'wo Hundred! Acres. For efery information re » pe6ling the same, application to tie made to THOMAS L. STEWART, Esq. Belfast, where the Till* - Deeds and Rent- Rolls can be seen. •< 27) Dated Belfast, IK January, 1812. RICKRUSKY, situate in the Barony of Dufferin, and County of Down. Further particulars, with the Rental and Day of Sale, wi'l be published at a future period. 334) Belfast, January I. toISE SOLD. ~ " inHAT HOUSE, BLEACH- YARD, and FARM of 1- LAND, in the Parish of iJerryaghy, containing 15A. 2R. 24P. English Measure, subjeiSl only to £ 30 annually; formerly occupied by the late ROBERT DONCAN, Esq It is situated within ^ ve miles of Belfast, and two of Lisburn ; held by lease imefer the MARQUIS of HERTFORD for one good I. ife only 15 years of age, and the remainder of 21 years from November, 1800 The Bleach- Green was ca- pable of finishing from 4000 to 5000 Pieces of Linen in the driest season.— For further particulars, apply to EDWARD CURTK1S, of Glenburn, Esq. 11) November 1. TO BE SOLD, ABOUT Sixteen Acres of the Townland ot D9NEG0R, for the remainder of a term of Sixty- one Years from November, 1798; and about Fifty Acres ( with Houses), Part of LOUGHANMORE DEMESNE, will be Sold, or Let, lor such a term as may be agreed on. If the above Lands are not di posed of before the first day of February next, of which notice will be given in this pa- per, they will on that day be sold by Public Au& ion on the Premises. ()!> 8 COUNTY OF LONDONDERRY. TO BE SOLD, '!( > HE Town and Lands of Tobermore, Gortamny, Moy- Jl. asset, C'almore Upper and Lower, Cloan, and Fort- william, situate in the Barony of Loughenshollen. insaid Coun ty. held by few- farm Grant, at the yearly Rent of £ 14 Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable Sir GEORGE Fi i 2GERALD HILL, Bart, containing 1111 Acres, or there- abouts, and pow held by solvent Tenants at a clear yearly Profit Rent of £ 780, IOJ. lOd. the greater part out of I ease, and that in Lease held on very short Tenures. The Lands are now valued at £ 1303, 9s. Gd. and if all out of Lease, from the nature of the Soil and the abundance of Limestone, may be valued at 3CJ. per Acre, round. Said Lands will be sold separately or together; and rhe Purchaser or Purchasers declared as » ooti as the value shall be offered. Proposals in writing, will be received by MARCUS SAMUEL HILL, Esq. Londonderry; ANDREW LITTLE, Coleraine ; JAS. GRCUG, of Londonderry; and JOHN CHAMBERS, II, Lower- Gardi- ner- street, Dublin, Attorney at Law, will furnish Rentals of said Premises, and give all further necessary information, and with whom may be seen a Map of said Premises.— Mr THOMAS M'CLELLAND, Newtonlimavady, will shew the Lands. 871 For Disorders of the Head, Dimness of Sight, Defect of Hearing, &; c. rrriHE CORDIAL CFPHALIC SNUFF. AS a proof of .; L its efficacy, Mr. RICHARD THORN, of Itchen- Stoke, Hants, writes, in Feb. 1805, to the Proprietors as foilows: " I am now 74 years old, and can see to read with com- mon glas- es. and my memory is as good as when I was only 18. In July, 1776 ( 29 years ago) I was seized with a dread- ful giddiness in my head. My Dotilor gave me various medicin * ; they did me no good. He admitted \ his, and candidly adviseei the use of your CEI'BALIC SNUFF. I took it, and in a few weeks was much better. After this I took it more freely, and in six weeks was as well a or! hearty as ever, and so have continued to this day." It is sold only by F. NEWBERT and SONS, No. 45, in St. Paul's Church- yard, London, and No. 29, Dame- struet, Dul). lin Piice 1j. l JJ- British, per Bottle, Duty included; but none are genuine, unl ss the words, " F. Neivbery, No. 45, St Paul's," he engraved in the Stamps; and by their appoint- ment, by Messrs. ARCHCR & WIRLINO, and Mr. T. Ward, Belfast; Mr. JAS. WARD, Lisbarn; Mr. Taos. WALSH, Armagh. yi77 For Chilblains, Sprains, Bruises, TTAR. STEERS'. OPODELDOC is far superior to all A. J/ other external appl. cations in the Cure of Sprains, Bruises, Rheumatisms, & c.; a « also in Cramps or Numbness, and in promoting Circulation in the Limbs when in a para- lytic state. It is the best Remedy for Chilblains, if dissolved in a spoon and applied warm, or with a pledget of lint well moistened with it, and tied on the part affeited. It is like- wise of admirable service in the accidents and local com- plaints to which Horses are subjeijl. Sold only by F. NEWBERV and SONS, St. Paul's, London, and 29, Dame- street, Dnblin, in bottles, price 2s. 9d. each, Britii. li.— Observe the words " F. Ne- whery, 45, St. Paul's," are engraven in the Stamps; and by their appointment, by Messrs. ARCHCR & WIRLINO, and T. WARD. Belfast; Mr. j JAS. WARO, Lisburn; and Mr. Tnos. WALSH, Armagh. FOR RHEUMATISMS, COLDS, & c. ! BR. JAMES'I ANALEPTIC PILLS are admirably calculated for the above, and all those Complaints to which the human frame is liable from the vicissitudes of our climate, as likewise for Bilious and other Disorders of the Bowels, and for Head- aches, occasioned by Indigestion or free living. They should be taken upon every slight indis- position, and thus by timely assisting Nature in the due dis- charge of the animal fundlions, they preserve the body in health. As they require n > confinement, they are particu- larly convenient for Travellers. Sold by F. NEWBERV and SONS, 45, St. Paul's, London ; and 29, Dame- street, Dublin— 4 » . 6d. British each Box; or six in a large Box, £ 1, 4j.— Observe the words F. Nciubtti, AV 45, St. Paul's," engraved on the Stamp — And by their Appo- ntment, by Messrs. ARCHER and WIRI. ING, and T. ! i WARD, Belfast— Mr. JAMES WARD, Lisburn— and Mr, if THOMAS WALSB, Armagh. ( 170 ARMV or CATALONIA. " Gen. Decaen has set out from Gerona for Barcelona, where a large convoy of provisians has ' j arrived. He had an engagement wrth the insur- gents, whom he defeated and dispersed, with the loss of several thousand men." ARM* OF AKRAGON. Letter from Count Suchet to the Prince of Wagram. " Camp efore Valencia, Dec. 2. " SIR— Since my last report the works have been carried on with the utmost aftivity. The redoubt No. 3, has been finished and armed. The Convents of the Capuchins and of Hope, which were taken from the er. emy, have been repaired, and placed in a state of defence, to serve as points of support to our trenches. The enemy made three sorties to retake the Grao, and establish his communication with the sea. Gen. Bronckouski, with the 117'- h regiment, constantly repulsed them with considerable loss. The place fires a great deal, and is not sparing of ammunition, but it does no harm. Our besieging equipage is formed, and convoys arrive every day. Generals Harispe and Bonjnard have taken some hundreds of prison- ers upon the right of the Guad tlavian. The Chief of squadron, Calson, has, in Arragon, defeated the cavalry of the Empecinado, and taken fifty horse. The Chief of Battalion, Bugeau, has sur. prised the band of Campillo, at Montfort, and taken three officers and 40 men. I expeft Seve- roli's division to- morrow, which is to bring a Urge convoy of the besieging park of artillery. I hope, in the course of a few days, to have most import- ant events to announce to your Excellency. I sent your Excellency a list of prisoners sent to Jaen, since I entered the Province of Valencia. Your Excellency will see they amount to 7,500, to which are to be added 2,500 prisoners in the hos- pitals of Saragassa." ARMY OF T1IE SOUTH. Letter from Marshal Duke of Daltnalia to the Prince of Wagram. " Seville, Nov. 16. " The report which I bad the hopour of mak- ing on the 2d inst. to your Excellency, upon the surprise which Gefl. Girard experienced on the morning of the 28th of Oflober, presented no de- tails. The honour of our arms is saved ; ( lie eagles have not fallen into the power of the ene- my. The remains of the two battalions have joined the 5ih corps with General! Girard and Dombrouski, and the staff of the army which was with the rear- guard, /^ cording to iha reports which have reach-> me, our lost consists of 400 j! infantry, 120 cavalry, 200 horse, and 25 artillery- men, who belonged to the three pieces taken. Gen. Bron, was in march far from Arroyo de Mo- linos at the head of 150 horse of the 20th Re- giment of Dragoons, when the enemy attacked the village. He instwtly retraced his steps, and executed with much valour three charges j but the forces were too disproportionate— his horse were overthrown and he had the misfortune to fall into the enemy's power. The Duke D'Aremberg was als » dismounted in a charge, and, in falling, re. ceived two bayone. wounds. It is said they ate not dangerous. His brother, a Lieutenant in the 27th, received permission to visit him at tho ad- vanced posts, between Elvas and Campo Mayor. — I greatly regret that among the brave men that the army has for a time lost in this unfortunate ren- contre, we have to reckon Gen. Bron, and the Duke D'Aremberg, so much distinguished for their valour and merit.— I have the honour to in- close a report from Gen. Count D'Erlon, dated kh irsf. to which is joined a copy of that from Gen. Girard of the 2d. Your Excellency can, therefore, inform his Majesty of all the details re- spefling this event which have hitherto reached m*, to which I will add those I may receive. The condufl of the General of Division is too repre- hensible not to give room for a strongly marked disapprobation. I inform your Excellency, that if Gen. Girard should return, I would displace him from the command of his division, and have him brought to a Court Martial. Considering, notwithstanding, what he has done since his sur- prise, to bring back the remains of the two bat- talions and save the eagle; considering, likewise, that the light cavalry had not established a guatd to cover the defile by which the enemy penetrat- ed, I have thought, while waiting further instruc- tions to your Excellency, to confine myself to de- priving him of his command, and sending him to Cordonne, where he will remain unemployed till a new disposition. I have direfted the Gene- ral of Division, Barrois, to join the 7' h corps, and replace him. Gen. Count Erlon proposed to me to reduce to two battalions the 34tn and 40th regi- ments of the line. This measure appears to me useful for the good of the service ; in considera- tion of the a& ual force of thes.' two regiments, I am going to order it, and will send the result to your Excellency. I have received letters from Gen. Philippon, General of Badajoz, dated Oc- tober 1. He gives me a satisfaflory account of his situation. A considerable convoy, which I • sent from Seville, has arrived at Badajoz. I am, & c. ( Signed) " Marshal Duke of DALMATIA." " Head- quarters, Almendralejo, Nov. 4, 1811." [ Here follows the reports of Generals D'Erlon and Girard, but they contain no. thiug new or < inportant.] BATAVIA. REPORT OF GENERAL J AN SENS, GOVERNOR- QK N t R A L Of TBI ISLAND OF JAVA, TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE MI- NIS! ER OF MARINE ANO COLONIES. The English expedition, long expefled, appeared on the 4ih of August. The following day" the dis- embarkation commenced at Tjilintzing, three leagues east of Batavia. We could not oppose it, because the disembarkation was eltedied under the fire of their ships. The principal place having- no ! j defence, the troops, on the 7th, entered the en- : j trenched camp of Moester Cornelis, chosen and constrnfted by General Daendels, after having destroyed the magazines of colonial products which were in Ba'avia. On the 10th, the enemy attacked, upon the road of Welterverde, our advanced posts, which, after some resistance, were forced to fall back. On the 20th, at break of day, batteries, ereifed by the enemy, were discovered. A lively cannon- ade, commenced by lis to destroy these works, lasted all day. Our batteries were considerably damaged ; several pieces were dismounted, with a considerable loss in men, particularly artillery- men. The nijrht, next day, and following night, were employed by both parties in repairing the works. On the 2kh we rrlade a sortie, with an inten- tion to spike the enemy's guns, and destroy their batteries. Of the three columns, that of the left could not arrive in time upon the flank, in conse- quence of the obstacles it experienced on its march. That which followed the right of the Grand River approached within fifteen paces of the entrench, ments; and that of the right, destined to turn the left of the English, threw itself into the enemy's entrenchments, and seized upon tyvo batteries. The other columns not being able to support it, re- entered the camp with considerable loss. A brisk cannonade on both sides waj the consequence and continued till night.— The following morning it was renewed, and kept up without intermission till evening. We lost many men ; our works had suffered considerably, but above all, our artillery, the greater part of w.'. ich was dismounted. Dur- ing the night we repaired the works, but a few . cannon only fit for service could be remounted. Hitherto the troops, almost all Indians, had shewn courage and sangfroid, particularly thos# belong- ing to the artillery. It was natural to foresee a general attack. Orders were given to prevent a surprise, and be every where in readiness. I v; ent on the 26th, an hour before day, to the place of assault, and had an interview with General Jumel. Some instants after, great cries, and a fire of mus- ketry upon our right, announced that the httack had taken place. The fire of musketry became very general, but the enemy immediately pene- trated into the entrenchments; confusion took place among the troops in the interior, which was increased by its not being day. Notwithstanding the utmost efforts of the great, er part of the officers, the soldiers kept retreating, still fightin?. Three times I succeeded in arrest- ing their retreat; once, even upon having caused the pas de. charge to be beaten, they returned a few paces.— Almost at ( he same time the light artil- lery made an effort which cost it dear. The ca- valry, who received orders to charge, could not execute that movement, because the infantry, ad. vancing in confusion, fired on all sides; it was already a flight, when a retreat was ordered. While this was taking place, the enemy turned us upon ourieft, and attacked by Camponcy Malayo. The batteries ciestined to covet our retreat, per- formed their duty tolerably well, but did not pre- vent the enemy from penetrating. Then the In- dians ran away in whole troops, throwing away their arms and clothing ; they spread themselves every where. A great number were taken, and the remainder fled to th6 woods and marshes, Brigadier Voutratzow, an excellent officer, made an arrangement at Boitenzorg, to collet as many troops as possible, and take a position. I was, on the 8: h, summoned by Lord Minto,. Governor- General of the English East Indies, to accept the proteftion of his Britannic Majesty. A refusal was the natural reply. On the 26th, in the even- ing, after the loss of out army, the Genera!- in. Chief, Auchmuty, verbally sent to ask, if I had any proposition to make, considering that my means of defence were entirely exhausted. My reply was again in the negative ; and I resolved to go to Samarang to seek some resource among the Javanese and Mandariens. I gave orders to Gen. Jumel to colleiSl the fugitives, and rej > ia me with celerity. Be persuaded, Monseigtieur, that I will maintain myself in the Island as long as possible ; but I must not conceal from your Excellency, that I cannot expeifl the Indians w ill resist regular European troops, and the discipline of the British. . I have ordered two frigates, La Medusa and La Nymphe, to sail without delay for one of the French ports. In one of them will embark M. Lareinty, Auditor to the Council of State, and my Aid- de- Camp, Chief of battalion, Dibbaiz ; and in the other, my Aid- de Camp, Major God- ders, and the Auditor' Panat, if he rejoins me in time, for he has not yet arrived here. The army was considerably weakened by disease, and I ne- ver was able to have 8000 effective men under arms, and they almost all Javanese. I intreat your Excellency to lay this affixing report before his Majesty, and to accept of the profound assur- ance of the respedl with which I am, & e. ( Signed) . JANSENS. Tuilcahendong, upon the Road of Cheriben, Aug. 29, 1811. GENERAL SARRAZlN. CLAIMS— The following is a list of the claims made by General Sarrazin upon the British Go- vernment:— 1. An afl of naturalization. 2. That his wife and son he considered as pri- soners of war in France. 3. That Wis rank of Liautenant General be ac- knowledged from the 8ih of October, 1793, on which day he was exchanged in that quality for General Sir Harry Burcard, agreeably to the car- tel which is deposited at the Foreign. Office, and consequently recognized as holding that rank by the English Government. 4. A pension of 3,0001. sterling a year for life. 5. An indemnity of 10,0001. sterling for his losses at Boulogne, to. enable him to tak.: a hou, e 3 suitable to his rank in London, as he had » ;. France. 6. A capital of 50,0001. sterling, in payment cf his notes and plans, SERVICES.— To this wennnes G- neral Sar- 2: n's list of the services upon which i* e foun Is those claims:— " Account of Informations, Notes, anj Plans, given to the Government since nw arrival in England, on the 10:! i of June, 1810, till ilia is: of July, 1811. " 1. From the 10: h to the 27fh . Tunp, sent se- veral letters and memorials, with 84 offici il docu- ments, amongst which was my brevet of Genera', with the signatures of Bonaparte, Maret, and Bei- thier, written with their own hands; had an au- dience of the Marquis Wellexley upon political and military affairs on ( he Continent, and sever;,! interviews with Mr. Hamiiton respeftin< r the in- ( erior situation of France, the sta- e of its annie' in Spain, the facility of taking possession of the Mau- ritius ( Isle de France), the org'inizaifni of '. he Spanish Patriots, arid the measures to be pursued for the purpose of reinforcing ihe Engliih armf;;': in the Peninsula. „ " 2. In July, sent to the Foreign Office 21 numbers of notes, relative to the coasts and fron- tiers of France; containing the best means of attacking Flushing, Breskeps, Cadsand, Client, Blankenberg, Bruges, OstenJ, Nieuport, Funic, Antwerp, Brussels, Narnur, Moils, Dunkirk, Ca - sel, Grave- lines, Calais. A. ubleteu . e, Boulogne, Etaples, Montreuil, St. Valery, Abbeville, Dioppc, Fecamp, Le Havre, P^ ouen, Amiens, Beavais, Paris, Versailles, Honflsur, Caen, Granville, Si. Malo, Isle de Bas, Morlaix, Roskof, St. Pol de Leon, Brest, Quimper, Valines, Nantes, La Roch- elle, Rochefort, Bourdeaux, Bayonne, Marseilles, Toulon, Genoa, Leghorn, Naples, SrtletfiO, Erin- disi, Bari, Barletta, Ancone, Venice, and Triestes, with observations concerning Cadiz and Gibral- tar.— In the two last numbers are contained the best organization of an army of 200,000 men ; and the most favourable points where France is most vulnerable on the frontiers of the Pyrenees, the A'fis, and die Rhine; with plans of attack, ac- cording to the opinion of Bonaparte and Kleber. " 3. In August, September, and Oftober, sent to the Foreign Office, at various tinv- s, 115 bio- graphical notes of the first volume, and fe. id th.-? most interesting of the second ; published a Letter to Bonaparte, of which 500 copies were delivered at the Foieign Office; 500 copies of the Reflec- tions upon the notes of The Monileur, of the 14th of September, were asked by Mr. Hamilton, and delivered at the Foreign Office. 4. In November and December, sent several plans for the attack of the coasts of France, and the defence of Russia against Bonaparte, the cor* fes « ion of Bonaparte to the Abbe Maury, in m: - nuscript, and Reflexions on the notes of The Mo- nileur against Colonel Mackenzie. THT .• c tteo works were printed and published by the torm. il invitation of the Ministry. Published also, upon the affair of the Peninsula, a letter signed a Vete- ran ; sent to the Foreign Office 300 copies of ; hft ions above- mentioned. " fi. In January and Febiuary, 1811, sent to the Foreign Office 800 copies of the Confessions of Bonaparte, with 1 MX) copies of three pamphlets already mentioned, and biographical notes of Ge- nerals Saulr, Jourdan, Mortirr, and ViflOi, which were asked by Mr. Hamilton's letter. " 6. In March, April, and May, published Re- flections upon the notes of The Moniteur of the 26th February ; sent to the Foieign Office politi- cal and military notes, 500 copies of a memorial asked by the Government, and offered two plans for the military operations in the Peninsula and Sicily. " 7. Sent to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent the two above- mentioned plans, on the 1st of June; in the same month published the biographical nofe of General Victor, and the ob- servations upon the speech of Bonaparte to the Legislative Body. " 8. Stait also to the Foreign Office, at various times, thefcKap of Paris and its environs, by Cas- sini; that of Le Havre, and the mou'h of thi river Seine, by the same author; and that of Na- ples, by Rizzi Zanoni, executed in the most per- fect manner ; communicated the plan of Bona- parte for invading England, should he succeed to beebme master of the ocean, and noted the proposed, real, and false attacks; depo ited ac the Foreign- Office the G eat Eagle of th- Legion of Honour, instituted by Bonaparte. « N. B. The memorialist has, besides, plans respcfling Sweden, America, Turkey, Holland, Denmark, G rmany, a id Italy. He is now oc- cupied upon defensive pi ins for England against France ; and for Scotland against the Northern Powers; he is in possession of some special ma- noeuvres, which cannot be found in books, prin- cipally for infantry against cavalry, and vice versa. He has often offered his services in order to teach them to some Officers, which may afterwards ba demonstrated to the troops. He possesses also, as an experienced engineer, informations, which in France are never communicated but to the corps ot engineers, for permanent and temporary fortifi- cations. He repeats his entreaties on those ac- counts, and he will be happy if he may be further useful to England." By a circular letter from the'Office for Military Accounts, dated the 19th ult. it is ordered, that in the case of a soldier obtaining his discharge, on condition of providing more than one substittt'i-, and being retained in the service until the la, t substitute be finally acceptedj that pay and al- lowances be issued to such soldier to that pernio, and charged accordingly. By another circular from the same office, datti the 224 lilt, it is oicere ', cba* , fr; tr the 25 h ul;. the following alterations be made in the issue of forage for the horses of cavalry regiments in :>,• « . racks. The ration of oat- 11 be nyiuCrd rtr.- n | ] 21i> « . Co lOibs. per day for . each horse. The .... Ition of hay to be increased from 81bs. to ]'..'!(> . per day. 71 BELFAST COMMERCIAL - CHRONICLE'* MWaeaaea F \ 1LI MOTFSE OF LORDS— TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, T')* TVITC?* of DEVONSHIRE. Lord CALTHORPE. ARH " B'^ IOP of DEHRY, took the oaths and 1 Thp Commissioners for openfagf the Parliament wore the Archbishop of CANTERBURY, the Lord CHANCELLOR, E* T1 CAMDEN the Earl of WEST- MORELAND, ard the Marquis WEI/ LESLEY. Tho Commhnon^ rs hiving taken their seats on the Woolsack, th « Lord Chancellor read the fol- lowing Speech : Jlfy Lords and Gentle*!** N are comman^ d by hi? Royal Highness the Prince Rrirent to express to you rfoe df* ep sorrow which he feels in announcing to you the continuance of Majesty's lament- ed indiKpvwWon, and the unhappy . disappointment of those hoprs of his Majesty's eir! y recovery which had been < her; s!.' d by the dutiful afte& ion of his Family and the loysl attachment of his people. The P' > nce Recent nas diretffed ropies of the last, reports of h » r M? jfsty the Oneen's Council to be hid before you, and he is satisfied that you will adopt such nv azures aa the prefent melancholy exigency may appear to require. Tn « Mcu, : r, r a suitable and ample provision for the sup- pnrt of his Majrs'y's Roynl dignity, awd for the attendance upon h:* M: jje< tv's sacred person during his iliness, the Pnnc* Pe.> em rests a « » ure4, that vou will also bear in mind t'- p indifp^ nsi » ! e duty or continuing to preserve for his Maieirv the facility of resuming the personal exercise of hi> Royal Authority in the happy event of hi* 3 recovery so * arne « ; t! v " by the wishes and the prayers of his family and * uhje< 5K Tht Prnce Prgent directs us to signify to vou the wis- faction wi » - h which his Royal H. i^ hness has observed, that the TIKMSU^ H which have been pursued for the defence and recritv of the Kingdom of Portugal nay proved complete. Iy eff, '" hiaJ. and thar on sevrr 1 occasions in which the Bri- tish or Portuguese troops h. td l- wn engaged with ^ he enemy, the reputation already acquired by them has been fully main* tainrd Th* » tucce- sfu' and brtlliant entprpri* e which terminated in the surprise in Rnanisn F.^ tremadura of a French 0 « rps bv a detachment of the allied army, under Lieutenant- Gen HUl. is higMy creditable to that disM* nguishe4 officer, atid to the troop* u » rd< T his commana, and has contributed ma- tfrM. lv to obstruct the de igns of the enemy in that part of the P nimula The Prince Regent is assured, that while yo « ref! e& with pride and gitfcfa& ion on the conduct of his Majesty's troops, and of the v, lie « in the ® -- various. and important services, y<> u will render justice to the consummate judgnv nt and skill d'spl ived by General Lord Viscount Wellington, in the dfre< 5Hon of th* Campaign. In Spain the spirit of the peo- ple remains unsubdued ; and tb- system of warfare so pecu- lnrk adapted to the a& nal condition of the Spanish Nationf has been rerentl? extended and improved, under the advan- tage* which result from the operations of the allied armies on the frontier, andTr « m the countenance and assistance. of his Majesty's Navy on the coast Although the great ex ertions fcf the enemy have in some quarters been attended v. vh suce % ! is Royal Highness is persuaded, that you will a dm- re th' (,? r8: France and gallantry manifested by the Spav. i !> . r nies. Even in. those Provinces principally occu- pied 1- v t. French Forces, new energy has risen among the ; vopl.- J and the increase of difficulty and danger has pro- duced more connected efforts of general resistance. TIi.- Priiice P rcvnt, in the name and on the behalf of his M commands us to express hifc confi ' ent hope that you will er..!.'] - Mm continue to afford the most effectual aid at; d assistance in the support of the contest, which the brave nat* ova of the Peninsula still maintain with such una- bated ze- d and resolution. His R6. Highness commands ns to exprew his congrs- tulatiohs on the success of the British Arms in the Island of J XA. The Prince Regeut trusts that you will concur with his Rov>: Higur. >* s in apving the wisdom and ability with • which this enterprise, as well as capture of the islands of B< urb • '.' Ud Mauritius, has been conduced under the inv ; diate . ire< SUo; t of the Governor- General of. India; and that you wiil / pplaud the decision, gallantry, and spirit con- spi nously displayed in the late operations of the brave army ui'd* r the comm n l of that distinguished Officer, Lieutenant General S » r ^ am- uei Auchmuty, so powerfully and ably ^ up- ported by k: s Majesty Naval Forces. By tb completion of this system of operations, great ad- dition t « fcurr y w "' I have bevii given to the British commerce and possess: ns in the East Indies, and the colonial power of France v:. ill i ave been entirely extinguished. His P. O-. ?. l Highness thinks it expedient to recommend to your attention the propriety of providing such measures for th ; future government of the British possessions in India, as sh\! l appear from experience, and upon mature deliberation to be caicaiited, t" secure their internal prosperity, and to li^ iive iiom tl » o^ e flourishing dominions the utmost degree of a vantage to the comirerce and revenue of the United Kingdom. We are commanded by the Prince " Regent to acquaint you. that while his Royal Highness regr- ts that various important subjects of ' difference with the Government of the Uuit- ed Stales of America still remain unadjusted, the diffi- culties which the affair of the Chesapeake frigate had oc- casioned have been finally removed ; and that we are dirt&- < r. u to assure yoiii that in the further progress of the discus- wiili the t/ nited Slates, the Prince Regent will conti- p- r tf. employ eucb means of conciliation AS maybe consist- r. wirh the honour and dignity of his Majesty's Crown, atid with tlie due maintenance of the Maritime and Commer- cial rights a. d interests ot the British Empire. Gtr. tletrren of the Houte of Comment, His Royal Highness has dire& ed the estimates for the « ; rv ce or the urreot y<- ar to be laid before you. He trusi that you will furnbh him with such supplies as may be ne- c • iry to eijable him to continue the contest ip which his fA . jesty i* engaged with that spirit and exertion which will afford the best prospect of its successful termination. His Royal Highness commands us fo recommend that you should resume the consideration of the state ot the finances of Ireland, which y u had commenced in the last Session of Parliament. He has the satisfaction to inform you, that the i- up « ved receipt of the. revenue of Ireland, in the last, as compared with the preceding year, confirms the belief that the depression which that revenue had experienced is to be attrihured to accidental and temporary causes. iMfy Lords and Gentlemen & The Prince Regent is satisfied that you entertain a just sense of the arduous duties which his Royal Highness has been calied upon to fulfil, in consequence of his Majesty's continued ' indisposition. Under this severe calamity his Royal Highness derives the greatest consolation from his reliance on your experienced wisdom, loyalty, and public spirit to which in every diffi- culty he will resort, with a firm confidence, that* through your assistance and support, he shall be enabled, under the blessings of Divine Providence, successfully to discharge the important functions of the high trust reposed in him, and in the name and on th<- behalf of his beloveH Father and re- vered Sovereign, to maiutain, unimpaired, the prosperity and I! , ; hsen averted from us by the exemplary virtues of | liis Majcstr, in a great measure ; it wo aid feel it l| to be lts indispemible duty to make the most ho- nourable provision for him in his lamented illness, and for the easy resumption of his authority, should the prayers of his family and peopie be re » alized Jiy his recovery - In diiing so, the House j would be arSing in a way the most acceptable to the filial affection which his Royal Highness the Prince Regent has always displayed. With re- f » srd to the aspefl of affiirs in Portugal, their Lordships had last Session seen that the French army under Marshal Massena, had been beaten back ; and that since that time the defence of that country had been effeflually maintained. But our triumphs had not rested there, for onr army had proved, that on that element, on which the French army was thought to be invincible, we could defeat them, though the most martial nations » f Europe had failed in the contest. Their J. ordships would also perceive that mode of war- fare praftised by the Spanish nation was the bes- t suited to their situation and means. If they turn- ed their eyes to more distant parts, their Lord- ships would see operations carried on which were highly creditable to those who had planned and conduced them ; and they would there see, that the last colony of France had been subjugated by the prowess and perseverance of the British arms. Tfcis was a circumstance which they must all be aware might be made produftive of the j! highest advantages to our commerce. With re- sneft to Americit, the HOUSK would see. that one of the principal points in dispute ( the affair of the Chesapeake), had been finally and amicably ad- justed; and heir Lordships might rely on the as- surances of the Prince Regent, that with respe< 51 to the other disputed points, they were also in a fair train of amicable adjustment- The unfor- tunate calamity under which his Majesty now la- bours must afford great and sinccre grief to their Lord hips and the country, and particularly as there is unhappily every appearance of its longer continuance ; but he was sure the Honse has no wish bat to continue the Government, in an unre. striked form, in the same illustrious h; mds which now hold it. His Lordship then moved the Ad- dress to f, he Prince Regent, which was, as usual, a perfect echo of the speech. Lord BROWNLOW said, that after the able manner in which the Noble Lord had just con- cluded his address, little was left for him to ob- serve upon. B'it he would trespass a few mo- ments on their time— first, to regret the protra& ed illness of his Majesty, which made it incumbent on the House to provide amply for the care of his sacred Person. The aspe£ t of affairs in the Peninsula afforded a f* ir subjefl of congratula- tion, from the success of our own arms, and the vigorous and unabated resistance of the Spaniards; although, in some parts, the French may have gained temporary advantages. The distinguished manner in which Lord Wellington ha j c mcluQed the war m the Peninsula, entitled him to the high, est praise and congratulations of his country. The islands of Bourbon and Mauritius, and latterly Java, were captures highly creditable to the brave men who had atthieved them. His Lordship hoped Ministers would not disgrace themselves, by a dishonourable compliance with the views of France ; but that they would, continue the most vigorous application of those measures which they have hitherto pursued, and which could alone preserve rhe honour aud the interest of the ua- tion.— He concluded by seconding the Address. Lord GRENVILLE said, it would have been much more satisfaflory to him if he could have agreed with the Address in all its parts. But he was not surprised at tj\ e tenor of it, since it came from those men who, in the deep distresses of their country, have added to them, not diminished them. Some parts he must agree with, in common with the whole nation. To those expressions of regret for the continued illness of his Majesty, as well as to wish that the Government, during that time, should be maintained in such a way as to secure the easy presumption of his authority, in case of iiis wished- for recovery, he would give his most cordial approbation. To the well- meiited praises bestowed on our brave troops, he would add his poor tribute of thanks and applause ; and he was sure their laurels would not wither, however grf at might be the follies of their employers. On the first day of the Session, it was not an uauwal thing to take a comprehensive view of the gene- ral business of the Session ; but, if he were then to attempt it, the difficulty would be so great, that his heart must sink und. r the task. The various considerations involving the safety and interests of the Empire were so great, and so numerous that he fcould never attempt their discussion, un- less on separate occasions. He should therefore not even offer an amendment to the present Ad- dress, but should content himself with protesting, that he was notjincluded among those who approv. ed of the past measures; nor among those who ac- quiesced with those which are now pursued ; but declared, that it was his belief, that no good could be expected without a total abandonment ot those measures. Such was the nature of them, how- ever, that they roust « onstantly press upon their Lordships observation ; and even if they were to shut their ears, hey would make themselves heard. He still retained his former opinion, that our pre. sent layish expenditure ought to be saved for the prate< 5ion of the nation. He still retained his for. mer opinion respeiling the asssociation between the Government and the Bank of England, by ' which a base coin and a depreciated paper was j forced upon the country 5 and in which the Bank was the principal, and the Government a partici- pator in the fraud. With respefl to the measures pursued towards Ireland, he still retained his opin- ; ion that they were most essentially wrong. The House would observe, that Parliament was not honuur of the Nation The Lord CHANCELLOR having read the Speech, ; called by the Speech to consider the situation of The Earl of L. HA1' TSBW KY lamented that that country, or to attend to tile alleviation of the th hopes arid wishes ot the country bad net been people's wrongs; the rights of the people, which they require, were never mentioned ; but merely the best means of increasing the revenue of th4t j country. In the present Session, however, the affairs of that country would be brought to a cri- , si » j and the House must corue to the determina- tion as to the nature of the relationship which must subsist between that country and Great Bri- tain. It \ yas come lb tbat crisis when the Catho- lics of Ireland must be allowed the privileges of realized in ihe recovery of his Majesty, but that hi, unfortunate nmiad) had been still farther p'ro- t,. tiled. It was, therefore, the duty of Parliament to apply itseif to the task of providing for the safe and proper keeping ot his M. ijesty'i sacred per ingi lays, perhaps next week, the subjvfl wduld be [ 1 orou '_>; hc ! vf re the!' T,.>,, l< h} ps The Earl of LIVERPOOL always wished th. it the Address should be carried with unanimi- ty, and he was no* w most anxious that such should be the case ;" but he could not purchase that un- animity at the ex'pence of public duty and princi- ples. The Noble Lord had said that he still re- tained his former opinions; but he would Say, that experience and facts had proved those opi- nions to be unfounded. He was confident that the chance which this country has of safety, and the hopes which Europe entertains of deliverance, depend on the system pursued by Ministers ; .' and with whatever, expence the Spanish war was main- tained by this country, he was assured it was for own advantage. With regard to Ireland, the Noble Lord had said it was his intention—[ Lord Grenville. said across the table that he had not stated it to be his intention.]}— Lord Liverpool continued, that it was his, or someone else. At present he would say nothing on that subject un- til it should come to be discussed unmixed with other matter. But he was prepared to defend the measures adopted by the Government of this' country, as well as those of the Noble Duke who presided in that country. The object of Mi- nisters was, to maintain the interests and honour of the nation, by thosg measures which hive hitherto been found to be successful. Earl GREY concurred entirely in the opinions maintained by his Noble Friend ( Grenville) and was glad of the early discussion of that most im- portant subjeft— the affairs of Ireland. The Earl of JDARNLEY spoke on the same side. The Duke of NORFOLK wished an Amend- ment to be moved to the Address, stating, that the House would immediately take into considera- tion the state of things in Ireland, The Address was then agreed to, without any amendment or division. Earl FITZWILLIAVf gave notice, that on Friday se'nnight he < hould move for certain Pa- pers relative to the affairs of Ireland. HOUSE OF COMMONS— TUESDAY, JAN. 7. ' Sir. F. BURDETT resumed. He observed, : | that it was not long since he had heard it avowed !, if within th" se walls that seats in that Hou « e ' vere ^ « trafficked for ; and. the practice was defend d on !; j the grounds of its being as common as the sun at if nom- day ; after such an avowal, he was not auate j| that so much delicacy was necessary ; and it sure- • 1 iy never cou'd be contended that they were the ' true Representatives of the people at l. irge. This, | however, was . a material point to which'he would J wish' to call the attention of his Royal Highness, i when those shackles so disgracefully and so unne- ! cesvariiy imposed . u$ on him should have been le- t moved. He ( Sir F.) had heard numerous forms J| mosity in that country pgiinst F ' ance ; the F -' neb had r^ sed a flame agair. st herself never to Se ••*- ting'itshed. S;- 1 in, goadrd by her, had thrown herself into our arms, rnd found in G/ eat B: itai'i a champion to defend her c use. But it was not alone the cause of Spain and Pir. ngal that we were contending for, but for the libei ties of Eng- land ; and it was the opinion of many that the battles of En^ lan^ should be fought in the Penin. sula. The Noble Lord next adverted to our suc- cesses in India ; he observed, there might b? a difference of opinion as to the v; lue of B itaV; i at a conquest, but every one would a<" ee it ought not to be in the possession of the French. R: i > 1- of Government snpported and contended for as ' p. irte's boast of ships, colonies, and commerce best ; he had seen well- written defences of abso- Si had been completely overthrown ; he had not It the House considered the* number of ins Majts1)' had reigned ; the many bless- which, during that period, the country had e ; and the many calamities which had in tW^ foC* ba « lks » oiher couuries, and which have British subjeils.—( Hear, hear Within 4 few THE PRIVCE REGKVT'S SPEECH. The SPEAKER informed the House, that, he had been in the ' House of Peers, and heard a Speech delivered by the Lord Chancellor, one of the Commissioners appointed under the Commis- sion for opening the present Session of Parlia- ment, and had obtained a copy of it which he would read to the House. The Speech ( for which see our report of the Lords) was then read ; when Sir FRANCIS BURDETT observed, tkat, under the present circumstances, and in the pre- sent situation of the country, he felt it his duty to take the earliest opportunity which occurred, of proposing to lay such an Address before the Prince Regent, as he was convinced would meet the approbation of the person to whom it was presented ; he wished to address his Royal High- ress in the tef. guio? of truth, - is such was the language which, he was persuaded, from the magnanimity of his Royal Highness's mind, and the strength of his understanding, would be most acceptable to him. In the Address which he would have the honour of proposing to the House for its adoption, it was his intention to agree, as far as possible, with the Speech, and to assure his Royal Highness of the readiness of the House to agree to all which the ex gencies of the State might require. It was with pleasure that he gare his fullest concurrence to that part of the Speech which detailed the bravery which had sig « alisel our army in the Peninsula, by which the national character had been support- ed; but he regretted to see there was nothing of that love of freedom blended with their efforts which formerly characterised the British nation. With that part of the Speech which alluded po the prosperous state of our affairs, lie could by no means agree; the House now, and for near half a century, had me:, year after ye* r, under extra- ordinary circumstances, which, year after year, had been getting worse. This was a proof there must be something very wrong in a sys'em so produftive of calamity. He would attempt to point out some of its errors, and was persuaded he should not have to look far fur them. At the commencement of this unfortunate war, which had been carried on on the same principle as the American war, which h* d robbed us of ihat coun- try, and placed ns in such a situation, that instead of having her aid, we were likely to have her for an oppom. nr; at the commencement of this war, we had found gr'-. vt difficulty in getting into it at all; for i; « •• - s: recoil.' led, we said it was in support of our aihes, the Dutch : but the Dutch disclaimed aur assistance. Several other pretences were invented, and at last we did provoke a war; but not thf. Rrgh. t Hon" U; ; ible Gentleman nor any of his friends coutd n w say what was the cause, of it; we had, however, continued it, and were now told, that it was carried on in sup. port of the rights and independence of Spain— He should, in the present instance, consider the Speech as what it really was— the Speech of Ministers; and he would say, that with respefl to Spain, it held out hopes which no'rational man could entertain, namely, that we should ultimately drive the French out of Spain. He wished to pay every just tribute of applause to our brave army and its gallant Commander. Our laurels had been great, but they had been barren. True it was, General Hill attacked and overcame a body of the French, and in doing so exhibited great gallantry ; but it was equally true we had been obliged to retreat. It was true we had been vic- torious, but it was equally true the French, though defeated, had been advancing and getting pos- sessed of towns and fortresses; and a circumstance no iess singular than these was, that in that part of Spain only of which we were possessed, did the power of the Inquisition prevail. Were we fight- ' iiig, then, for the suppoi t of the Inquisition and I the Catholic religion, whilst at home we refused j to extend the benefits of the law to oor fellow- j subje& s, because they were Catholics— the supposed \ Representatives cf the people of EngUud—( Here | • was a loud cry of Order, order !) and The observed, the Hon. Baror. et must 1 not use such language as that when ipcoking of 1 the Reprekeuui. i » ~ t> uf the Fsaple. lute Governments, of aristocraticai and democra- tical forms, and of a mixed form of Government such as ours was said to be ; bu' he never heard any thing in favour of an oligarchy, such as our Government really was, aud that of IHR worst kind ; namely, a rotten bjrough oligarchy, this was the root from whence sprung all the evil ; it was impossible to shut their eyes to the consequen- ces, and not to see that if this system was perse, vered in, although within these walls tl> ey might call themselves the wisest, the greatest, aud the most free, yet that ruin must follow. We were now labouring under a system of taxation amount- ing to deprivation, and which would produce pauperism; and this rendered doubly galling by the mode of collection, and the waste of public money. The rapine of an Empson and Dudley, however, let it not be forgotten, called down the vengeance of the people. Now we had an Empson and Dudley in every corner, and the whole country was k^ pt in a state of ter ror by the system of surcharging. Another grievance which he wished to represent to the Regent was, the introduffion of foreign troops under the pretence of afling for our defence, when, in fafl, they had not been able to defend themselves; and not only that, but our own sol diers were dressed in a German garb, compelled to wear whiskers, See. What in the name of for- tune was there so terrific to a Frenchman in Ger- man whiskers? It was ridiculous; but probably this folly was only intended as a cover for some more mischievous scheme. There was another and a greater evil, however, to which he had to advert, namely, the system of military discipline, now so widely diffused by the plan of Local Militia, that we might be well called the flog- ged " nation. ( A laugh). To this sulVieft he wished also to call the attention of his Royal Highness. The Hon. Baronet then adverted to the state of the liberty of the Press, which, he said, would always form a barometer by which to judge of the intentions of a Government. He adverted, at considerable length, to the praflice of filing Ex officio Informations, which he condemned as illegal and oppressive. In the Address which he had drawn up, he had been guided by a sense of the duty he owed to his Royal Highness, but at the same time had not been negligent of the duty he owed to his Constituents. Had he en- deavoured to trace all the misfortunes end cala- mities under which we laboured, both at home and abroad, to one source, namely, the want of a fair- and pure representation of the people in Parliament. He was happy in calling the at- tention of his Royal Highness to this subjedt thus early, and. affording him an opportunity of estab- lishing his throne, and acquiring for himself ever- lasting glory. The Hon. Baronet concluded by reading the proposed Address, which was of con- siderable length. Lord COCHRANE rose to second the Ad- dress, and took an extended review of the situa- tion of our forces in Spain and Portugal, and of the state of the Peninsula in general ; from which he contended it was plain the contest we we; e maintaining there, could riot terminate success- fully on our part. The Noble Lord said it was notorious, that there was no class of people what- ever in the Peninsula which did not abhor the Bri- tish name. He then adverted to the state of Si- cily, where, he said, we were maintaining an army, not to keep out the enemy, but to support the most detestable tyranny that ever existed. The Noble Lord then adverted'to our domestic situation, our manufafturers out of employ, and in a state of starvation— the most horrible crimes perpetrated in the midst of the Metropolis; and if such was the state of the country now, what would it be when the war should terminate, and some of th « most abandoned of charafters who were now en- gaged in the army and navy, should be turned loose on society. These crimes were the result of thca distresses brought on the country by the present sysiem of taxation, and the hordes of tax- gatherers with which the country was overrun ; and these distresses could only he removed by re- storing our commerce to the same state in which it formerly stood. These circumstances - induced him to give his fullest assent to the Address pro- posed by his Hon. Friend. The Address was then read by the Speaker. Lord JOCELYN said, in rising to move an amendment to the Address proposed by the Hon. Baronet, disagreeing entirely with it as he did, he should leave out all the weighty matter it con- tained, and advert to the matter contained in his Royal Highness's Speech. In doing so, he was convinced he was well- founded in saying the House would condole sincerely with his R. H. in his feelings on the subject of his Majesty's melancholy indisposition, and would agree with him in adopting such measures as should be re- commended as conducive to his comforts, whether | he recovered or should continue in his present i state. He adverted to the near approach of the j period' at which the restrictions imposed on his Royal Highness would expire; and observed, that however lie might differ in opinion with his Right Hon. Friend at the time they were imposed, he did not now regret them, as they had given room for the display of ano her of his R. H.' s virtues, namely, the virtue of moderation. Another suhject of congratulation to the House'was the brilliant successes obtained by our army in the Peninsula; and particularly the gallant achievement of Gen. Hill. In lo king o the affairs of Porlug 1, the bravery of the Portuguese army could not be pass- ed over; they had well merited the approbation be- stowed on them by Gen, Baesford. The efforts of Spain h^. d not been altogether so successful as those of Portugal; but if we looked to Catalonia, kc. it would appear that theie was a reotei , ' colony left. In looking to Am? ric « the pr^ sp . ft | was cheering the affair of the Chesap.- ake w„ » 1 settled, and that circumstance would perhaps load ^ Jo an amicable, adjustment of all our differences, j with that country; but Great Britain would not purchase ruch an adjustment at the expence of her honour. He next udeertei to th^ intn nal state of the country, which he said never presented a more gratifying pifiure; nor was the Empire ever in a more flourishing state; n' lie burthens, we still ra c- ing others, want's', the of the suffering P> rtuguese, With ie; peft to Iiei- hd, th of the empire was also gratifying. It h id bee said, that appreheos out iii one ^ withstanding the pub. ; ed the power of assist- scription for ( he rehef amounting ; o 70,0( r prospeil in that part JUS of disturbances Ixe^ kir g part of that kingdom h. ld been er. Ui- tained; he wns happy to say, fi< nn ius own per- sonal knowledge of that patt of the country, ihcie was no room for such apprehensions. Such wat the generally prosperous, state of the empiiti.— Amongst ouistlves, individual bark upt. cics and partial difficulties had be. 11 felt, but ii> ey' » e; » misfortunes inseparable from a state of warUie, With respeft to the Amendment, it differed wide- ly from the Address; but he trusted that, wl: t » the exception of the worthy Baronet who h.-. i moved the Address, and theNi. hle Lord v. 110 h i seconded it, the Amendment would be agreed 10 unanimously. The Noble Lord concluded Wi'it the following quotation from Cicero:— " Justura bellum quia neeeturtum; et pia arma qui- bus, nisi, 111 armis, uuila refinquitur spes." And with moving an Amendment to the Addres , which was a mere echo to the Speech; and .'. it ii would have been the original Address, had not &-. r F. Burdett rose before him. Mr. VYSE rose to the second Amendm nt. He said, after the clear and nble statement made Kyr the Noble Lord who preceded him, it would not be neccessary for him to use m. iny arguments in . simport of the same. He felt as much as the Hon. Baronet could do, for the necessity, of the times, and was as great a friend to the public economy ; but he did not think that ar? one up- necessary expence was likely to be inclined in car- rying on the affiirs of the Government. Here the Hon.- Gent, entered into an eulogium 0: 1 i!, l the efforts made , by his Majesty's Govcrom to sustain the cause of the civilized world, » s ri;,- most effe& ual means by which the iuser, , t « i t existence of this country cruld be mair. t. lined. H « ' Jghly applauded our condul t< A\ » rti ?. . » •>. gal . inti^ j'pain, and congratulated ' he c. > mrv .1 tfie military glwy we had acquired by . ur ti > t< s ir> support of our allies in the Peninsula. Tht pr o- tection we afforded to ihe distressed fugitive* from Germany would also contribute to ex d " our charaifler in the eyes of the whole world Under the present circumstances of Europe it- would be impossible to make a peace that t nni. i be followed by any security. We were con- tending with an enemy, who possess- 1 neither justice nor moderation ; who had trartiphd upt< n the rightf of all nations; and who cudd place no confidence in any treny h- in- rht make with us. It was opsn- our own exertion* alone we must depend ior the establishment of a permanent peace; and, from the very intuit.- of the violent and monstrous p-> yer erected by the' Ruler of Frajice, it was impossible that his power could be of long duration. He concluded with giv ng his most hearty concurrence to the A: r. end- men t. The Amendment was then read from the C. air; and a pause for some moments exiling-, rite Speaker desired that strangers should withdraw } when Mr. WHIT3READ said, he did nut wish the. questiou to go to a vote, without mat: g . wina leroarks upon the discussion that had ahe- uiy taken place. He concurred in many oi the sen- timents uttered by the H. » n. Baronet; but at iiiC same time he must say, there weie sorne state- ments contained in the Address with which he did not agree. It ettibrac. dcertain topic;., which it would be better to bring before the consiae; tion of the House 011 s ime other occasion ; and there wsre opinions delivered iu it with vi. ich lie was not then prepared to a^ ree. He, therefore, could not vote for the Address; and at the same time he must observe, that the Amendment mov- ed by the Noble Lord, did not altogether nic- t his ' concurrence. The A TTORNEY GENERAL said, he h^- pened not to be in the House during the whole of the speech delivered by the Hon. Baronet who « opened the debate ; but from what he could col- lect from the Address, he understood him to- have passed a censure upon the conduct of ot> > of the Judges, to which it wos necessary to make some reply. The Hon. Baronet alludtki to the | conduct of Lord Ellenborough, on the tri of ; Mr. White. Now he ( die Attorney General) • would take it upon himself lo assert, that the oh- setvation was wholly unfounded. No defence, in any Court of Justice was ever heard with more indulgeuce than that of Mr. White on his trial ; and nothing fell from the Judge which could give reason to conclude, that he was anxious to anti- cipate the guilt of the defendant before the same was proved by the verdict of the Jury. He did not know to what particular point the Hon. Baro- net alluded, but this much he felt it necessary to say, in order to justify the conduct of the Noble i Lord. I Sir F. BURDETT replied, that, when White ; was about to produce certain evidence in his de- t fence, the Judge asked if it would not be better to reserve that evidence until the time when it Ionia, j. might be brought forward in mitigation of punish- I „ tii- I ment. Was not this anticipating a conviction ? r~ The ATTORNEY GENERAL observed, , tW the Judge had done no more than remark, jj that certain evidence about to be offered was more fit to be given in mitigation of punishment than in defence. Sir F. BURDETT made a short repljr. Mr. PONSONBY'Said, that with respect to the vote which he should give that day, he thought it necessary merely to state, that he entirely concur, led in the sefttiments of his Hon. Friend near him, and must express his dissent both from the Address and the Amendment, although he must say, the Am•• nJment was more proper to be adopted than the Address. The principal topics of the Speech might be reduced to four. The first related to an establishment for his Majesty; 011 that he should reserve himself until the subject came to be discussed in detail, although he now as- sured the House, that he had eveiv disposition to go as far as any man. The next topic related to the affairs of Spain and Portugal. On this he could not go as far as to pledge himself to vote for whatever supplies the Minister should deem necessary for the prosecution ot the war in those countries.— This was not fit to be introduced into an Address; it was one that ought to be discuss- ed by itself. Every man was agreed in this, that their Armies had, on all occasions cor ducted themselves most gallantly and nobly—( Hear!)— but vci j considerable doubts existed as to the pro- priety of incurring so vast an expence in carrying on this war, upon th? sutjjecl of wh'ich lie saw no reason to depart from any of the opinions he had formerly cuven. He had observed, that although we h » J I.: in successful in smaller enterprises, w had f) ii<- d in all great objefls. B: fore any supply was proposed to be given for this war, there should be an inquiry into the policy of ir: and if he saw the supply was necessary lie would most chearful'y grant it. The next topic, and one which he con- ceived to be superior in importance, was the state of cur rtlati .' as wiih America. It is with great sati i- fi- Sion he hen: d " the conciii ltorjr disposition mani- fested by tin- Prince Regent in the affair of the Che- lapeak -; and he anxiously hoped the negociat-. ans not-:, going on would terminate in an amicable ad- justment. A- he expefled this subject to be brought forward in the course of the Session, he should defer ni. iUng am more observations unon i » The list, but by far the most important topic, re- lated to the state of Ireland. This country was O: HI. ire inomeid bv far to Great Britain than either the Peninsula or America: aud sorry he was to find no more ot Ireland in the Speech, than merely a remark that some improvement had taken place in the revenues of that country Now, although that might be some sort of satis- faction, he was- more concerned for the state of the people who paid this revenue. To secure thea f- fectio of these people,, should be the first object with Great Britain. He wished, however, to de- fer entering 011 the subject at present, particular- ly as the Minister for Ireland was not then in the House. The urgency of the question, however, was such, that a solemn inquiry ought to be im- mediately made into the stat- of Ireland ; for there he was confident it would appear, ; hat th- r. ieat meas ' re of Catholic emancipation woulA alon; secure Ireland to Great Britain. Mr. PERCEVAL as ured the Right Hon. Gentleman', that no other pledge was now re. quired of any H < n. Member, than merely ttS agree that ifwas the duty of the House to make a suita- ble establishment for the King, Under all the cir- cu nstances in which his Majesty was placed. No fu. thei plt.- j; re than this was required : for with ^ regard to a supply, the amount of it would here- after be a subjefl for discussion ; and 110 specific sum was now iequired. As to America, he did not thir. k it desirable that uny discussion should ]' trtke place " u that subjed at present, and under the present circumstances of the negociation be- tween the two « ;- untries. As to not taking any notice of the state of Ireland, surely it must appear i to the Right Hon. G-' nt. that it would be highly improper to advert to such a subjefl, particular ly when the Right Hon. G - ntlemanhimself expressed an opinion, that all discussion on it should be deferred for the present. C" uld any thing be more | inpr,) p.-; r than to introduce into the . Speech any re- mark on $ topic which was now a suhjeS of legal discussion. He was confident the H^ ftsc was not pledged to any vo'e which could eiubatass any Member in the future vote he shouldgive. Mr. PONSONBY" replied, that what he meant to say was, that a promise ought to be given to adopt s- me measure respefling Ireland ; bur, as the Speech was silent on that point,* an H inour- a> le Friend of his, near him, would very shortly give a notice of a motion to that effect. Mr. piDDULPH said, he was ready to give any pledge to vote for future supplies for carry- ing on the war in the Peninsula : but he objefled to the Amendment on account of its taking no notice of the affairs of Iieland. S'rangers were then excluded from the gallery, in order that the H use might proceed to a divi- sion. The numbers were— For Lord Jocelyn's f| Amendment, 238— For the Address, 1 ( Mr. Cuthbert), and two Tellers, namely, Sir F. Bur- dett and Lord Cocharen.— At half- past eight the House adjourned. , M — • • — — • J, .. I, ' I. , J_ L • 1> J IWI - Ji BELFAST COURSE OF EXCHANGE, & c. JAN. 10.— Beiiaston London( 21ds.) 7j 7J percent. Belfast on Dublin ( 61 ds.) 1 per cent. Belfast on Glasgow 7 6j per cent. /„ .,„, JAI. 3 — 3$ per cent. Gov. Del). 74f 5 per cent. Ditto 101 f Eiujsn, JAN. 1.— 3 per cent. Consols 6' 4 63| 3 — Dab. on Lon. L\ | JM. 2— Loo. on Dab. MAILS SINCE OUR LA8T. DUE Bv DONAGHABEE 0 Bv DUBLIN 0 we now publish a correifl copy of that document, accompanied with an abstract of the Debate in both Ifouses, on the motion for an Address. A singular occurrence took place in the House of Commons on this occasion. The moment the Speaker had finished the reading of the Speech, Sir FRANCIS BURDETT started up, and after a long speech, moved an Address to the Prince Re- gent, which was seconded by Lord COCHRANE. Lord JOCELYN being then out- manceuvred, was driven to the necessity of moving his Address as an Amendment to that proposed by Sir FRANCIS. The Address of Lord JOCILYN was accordingly carried without a division. A second Debate took place in the House of Commons on bringing up the Report. Mr. PEB- CEVAL, Mr. WHITBREAD, and the Hon. C. HUT. CHINSOX spoke at some length ; but from the time die Packet by Express arrived, it would be impossible to do justice to them in this day's publication. A letter from Oporto, dated December 18, states,, that all were quiet with the allied armies. We are glad to hear that large quantities of mrjs- fcets, clothing, and stores have been sent from Corunna for the use of the Gallician army. A bag of letters was thii morning received at the Post- 0 .' See, fnm Gibraltar and Malta. The yellow fever had lately made its appearance iri the town of Alicaat ; but from the precautions adopr- ed, its ravages were expefled to be of short dura- tion. At Gibraltar, the alarm of th* co itagion had so far ceased, that the quarantine had. been taken off' from vessels coming from Cadiz, or the '• vest of Cadiz. The quarantine was continued, however, on all vessels coming from the eastward of Gibraltar. A Gentleman who arrived in the last cartel from Morlaix, has favoured us with a long list of American vessels which have been larfcly liberated ' a France, and which are now loading for Ameri- ca. Restitution of great quantities of American property which had been confiscated, was also ex- petted ; and the measures ot the French Govern- ment seemed to be decidedly amicable towards America. It was reported in London on Tuesday^ that Mr. Vermiiloe has turned King's Evidence, has acknowledged that he was to have received the stolen property from the premises in Ratcliffe- Highway, and has pointed out three persons who were partners in the transaction. It is added, that he had no knowledge of any intention of those persons to commit murder.— This report is not corroborated by our express Packet of this morning. We notice with pleasure, the benevolent and useful donation of Mrs. Curtis, of^ Glenburne, to the Free- School of Ljsbura. This Lady, after visiting the Institution, sent 14 new shirts for some of the scholars; who are extremely grate- ftl for the kindness-. Messrs. Moore and Hamilton Echlin, Attorneys, have rem ved their Office from No. If), Ann- street, to No 76, Mill- street, Balfait* where iheir business will be conduced in future by Hamilton ' Echlin— Mr. Henry Waterson haying been dis- continued in th ir employment. Belfast, Jannary 2, No. 76, Mill- streej, 1812. TfcjP. Rev, B,. O'Doran, Vicar of the Parish of Killead, acknowledges to have received from the hands of Mr. Sam. Cunningham and Sons ( exe- cutors of the late Samuel Cunningham, Esq. of St. Vincent), eighty blankets for the benefit of the most indigent poor of said parish : for which appropriate donation, at this inclement season of the year, he begs leave to return his most grate- ful thanks for self and parishioners. Married. On the Cth Inst, by the Rev. Doctor Nelson, JAMES BROWN, ESC]. Lieut, in the Royal North Downshire Millitia, to the amiable an. i much admired Miss HAMILTON, daugh- ter to Cnarles Hamilton, Esq. Captain of Kilmore Yeo- manry. .'. K KIV ED. 3 V BELFAST, Monday, January 1 J, 1812. PACKET BY EXPRESS. • I Ifall IMI This morning, London Papers of the 9th, were received by express from Donaghadee. They1 contain no intelligence of importance. In the greater part of our impreHon of Satur day's Paper we were enabled to insert the sub- Stance of the Speech at the ooenr of Parliament; Oiin; FAS'r ship INKns. The K Hv, Mllwain, for Liverpool, suits first fair wind. Tl. e coppered a. rxi armed brig Britannia, Aberdeen, loads for London, to sail in a fe'. v days. The armed brig Vine, Montgomery, is loading at L » n- don for rhis port, to sari immediately on delivery of the Teas from the Sales The armed brig Fa& or, M'Niece, sails for London first fair wind after 18th inst. Th « * Bee, Rankin, is loAding for Dublin, to sail 17th Inst. The Betseys, Nril'on. for Glasgow sailed yesterday. The Hawk, M'Cormick, at Glasgow ; and the Dispatch, Jamison, at Dublin, are loading for Belfast. NEWRY SHIPPING LIST, For the IVeek ending January 11. ARRIVED. Hawk, of and from Irvine, Boyd, with coals, wearing ap- pare1, and carpenter's tools. Brothers, of Newry, M'Nulty, from Liverpool, with coals aud pig- iron. Concord, of Limekilns, from Greenock, Wood, with leaf tobacco, refined sugar, molosses, and herrings. Seven vessels with coals. SAILED. Mary, of Dumbarton, Towait, frem Leith, with linen rags and flax. Four vessels in ballast. ** AMERICAN POT ASHES BY AUCTION. GREG & BLACKER, WILL SELL BY AUCTION, at their Stores in Ann- street, on FRIDAY next, the 17th January, at the Hour ef TWELVE o'Ciock, About 6' 0 oarrtls of American Pet Ashes. Terms of Payment at time of Sale. 372) Belfast, January IS- STREET MANURE. TO J3E SOLD BY AUCTION, on SATURDAY next, tbt^ 18/ i January hit. at the Hour of ONE o'ClocH, SEVERAL PARCELS of Excellent STREET MA- NURE; to co nmence at the Rear of the FOUNTAIN, aud proceed by YOKK- S I RIIT. Terms— Immediate Payment, and. to be removed before the 1 t Ajsril, otherwise fortulsd and resold. January 13,1312. SWEDISH IRON, PLANK. & TAR. AUCTION SALE AT NRWRY, " J" 1' HE large Cargo, per the TUiei, Captain LONGKIN, now landing from Stockholm, will be Sold by public Auflion without reserve, at my Stores on the Merchant's- quay, on MONIJAY, the 20th inst. at the hour of ONE o'clock. DENNIS CAULFIELD- Spide makers and persons wanting THREE INCH ROPJ'., will find their account in attending this Sale, as up- wards of Sixty to Seventy Tons of the Cargo is of that de- scription, arid the remainder is well assorted for general pur- poses. The terms of sale will be liberal to large purchasers. Newry, January 12. ( 373 NEW TEAS. JOHN JOHNSTON has received, per the FaBor, from LONDON, 45 Chests Teas assorted, Which, with an Assortment of Goods in the GROCERY LIN£, will be sold on moderate Terms. 19, Ann- street— January 10. Gunttoiuder and Patent Shot. ( 3G8 E. ATKINSON TNTF. NDING to retire from Business, will dispose of her 11. remaining STOCK IN TRADE, consisting of Black, White, and Co/ owed Sarsnets— India aud Bri- tish Muslins— Sdk and Cotton Huse— Gloves and Ribbands, £ stc. tfc. UNDER PRIME COST. She retjutars those who are indebted to her, will have the goodness to pay the amount of their respective accounts without delay; and those to whom she is indebted, will please furnish theirs, that they may be discharged. 367) January 6. JAMES DUNCAN, IRIS H- S TR EET, DUNG ANNO N, TIT AS just received an ADDITIONAL SUPPLY lO. in the Hardware, Ironmongery, Glass, and Delph Line ; Also, in the CAST Mim LINE, viz. Pots, Pans, Griddles, Ovens, ike. All of which, with a variety of SCHOOL BOOKS, WRIT- ING PAPERS, & c. will be seld, Wholesale and Retail, on the most operate terms. ( S68 N. B. SPADES and SHOVELS shortly expected. six Subscription BALLS, To be held at the Exchange- Rooms, far thi Benefit of The PUPILS of THE IRISH MA^ P SOCIETY, '[ HHP, FIRST BALL i « unavoidably postponed from the L 14th, to TUESDAY evening, the 21st of January. CORTLAND M. SKINNER, Esq. 1 . THOMAS J. ANDREWS, Esq. } oteward » - FOUB of the COMMITTEE of the Sociefv, to ait as AS- SISTANT STEWARDS, and Mr. HULL, Master of Ceremonies. The STEWAKBS. will continue to receive the Names and Subscriptions of the Nobility and Gentry of the Town and Neighbourhood of Belfast, who wish to Patronise this Insti- tution. tiil SATURDAY the 18th lust. LadiiV Subscription £\ 2 9 Gentlemen's Ditto 1 14 1-| NEW GARDEN & FLOUR SEEDS, & c. Arrived to EDWARD LINDSAY, frW tond- n, p.; r the BRITANNIA, by way of Liverpool, a General Assortment of the above, which will be engaged of the very best quality.— And at his Nursery, AMVVILLK, are oil Sale, a choice sele& ion of Fruit Trees, Forest Trees and Shrubs, Green House Plants, Atparagus, Sea Kale, Cauliflower Plants, csV. Also several Hundred Thousand SEEDLING FOREST TREES, are nearly so Iojv as the Scotch Prices, Al. DER SEEDLING lower, only' 4i. per 1000, and BAI. M GIL- LEAD Bft Gi per 1000, two years old, MOUNTAIN ASH, and LABURNUM, 4s tM per 1000— Some Hun, Ired Thousands of THORNS, from two to four years old1, several Thousands transplanted from to feet for ground Hedges or immediate Fences. & c. & c. 330) Belfast, January 2. ROBT. GETTY & JAS. LUKE A RE now Landing, ex the NELSON, from CORK, ^ 100 Puncheons Cork H Which they offer for Sale, with the following, viz : — New Orleans and Upland Georgia COTTON, New- Tori POT ASHES, Bleachers' SMALTS4 ( S* 6 SAMUEL & JAMES CAMPBELL HAVE received, per the FACTOR, from LON- DON, 87 Chests Congou( kGreen Teas, assorted, - FOR SALE, WITH Vm- v Five and F'we Scale Sea Island Cotton- Wool, Georgia Ditto, West India Ditto, Pot and Pearl Ashes, Bleachers' Smalts, Alicante Barilla, Leaf Tobacco, Sugars, Refined Sugar, Refined Saltpetre, Spanish Indigo, Black Pepper, Pimento, Ginger, All of which they will dispose of on reasonable terms. 338) January 6 TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At the Hme ./ tie late DAVIT) MC0RMICK, Erg near Dundonatd, ' ipHE entire HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, fashionable A and in good order, consisting of MAHOGANY TABLES, SIDEBOARD, EIGHT DAY CLOCK, BED- STEADS, FEATHER- BEDS, PLATE, & c.& c. Set Also, the HORSES, COWS, & FARMING UTENSILS. Sale to commence « n MONDAY, the 27th inst. at ELEVEN o'clock, and to continue until the wheie be dis- posed of.— Terms Bank Notes. ' CHARLES JEFFERS, Autfioneer. Dundooald, January 13. ( 370 WANTED, ACOACHMAN, 811 the First of February, who can show satisfactory Discharges— Apply at CHRONI- CLE- OFFICE. ( 369 FOR GLASGOW, THE DIANA, JOHN M'CALLUM, MAST « » , ( A constant Trader), to sail in a few days. FOR DUBLIN. \ . The BEE, RANKIN . To sail 17th inst. For Freight apply to GEO. MONTGOMERY. The HAWK, M'COKMICK. at Glasgow; and the DIS- PATCH, JAMISO*, at Dublin, are Iwtwtug for Belfast. . Belf « t, January 12. ( 374 CORK & DUBLIN WHISKEY. rr^ HE SUBSCRIBER js now Landing, and has for - L Sale, 60 PUNCHEONS. of a remarkable nice Quality ; Which, w: th JAMAICA RUM, at short or long Prce ; SP ANISH RED WINE in " ipe,:, and every Article in the SPIRIT LINE, will he disposed of on msderate terms, at his Stores, Marlbro'- street Belfast, Jan. 10. S AMUEL CRAIG. N. B. Bo I'TLED PORTER and SPRUCE BEER, in nice order. ( 359 CORK WHISKEY. 1 r> n TRUNCHEONS, of Prime Quality, just arrived, I UU ir and for Sale by JOHN & THOS. CUNNINGHAM. January S, 1812. ( 340 N W- Y 9 Ilk FLAXSEED, * IMPORTED LAST SEASON DIRECT, NFJV. roRK BARREL STAVES, SCOTCH HERRINGS, Urge and well- cured, in Barrels and Half Barrels, For sale on ' ow terms, by ALEX. STEWART. No. 43, Talbot- street.— Belfast, Jan 1 0. ( 3.55 SLATES, TIMBER, & c. JAMES M- CLEAN IS now landing, on Donegall- Quay, the Cargo of the Sloop P nrbyn, consisting of TON, and MILLED TON SLATES. HE HAS ALSO FOtt SALE, ON REASONABLE TERMS : CHARLESTOWN PITCH PINE TIMBER, American Red and Yellow Pine Do. Swedish Do. American, Swedish, and Dt ontlnn Plank, Dronthnit Deals, of best quality, Four and Six Feet Laths, Sheet Lead, ? 3V. life. 346) Timber- Yard, Poultry- square, Jan. 8. C SUGARS, . ' J32 Hhds. Tierces Fine % Very Fine Scale . Sugar, 84 Bags Pimento, 44 Bterrels White Ginger,- Just arrived, per the fames Bailie and Hugh Jonce, diretft from JAMAICA, and for sale by the Subscribers, MARTINS, HARRISON, & CO. DAVISON & REFORD. Dec. 26. 1811, ( 277 Cheap Hosiery and Lace Warehouse, HIGH- STREET, NEAR COKN- MARKET, Next Door to Mr. JOHN PATTHRSOH'S Ironmongery Warehouse, IHOMAS S1NOLEHURST respeiftfully informs the Public, that he has received, per the Commerce, Ke'. ty, and Hritr. nnia, from LIVEKphol, a most ettjtns'. ve Assort- ment of GOODS, of the first Ouiiity and Fashion, which he will sell Wholesale and Retail, on terms very advan- tageous to Purchasers, for Ready Money, viz.;—- Thread and C' tton Lace, White and Black Lace Veils, White and Black Late Shawls, White, Black, and Coloured Sill Gloves, White, Black, and Coloured Cotton Ditto, Leather Gloves, White and Black Sill Stockings ; And all kinds of COTTON, WORS KD, LAMB- WOOL, ANGOLA, & MERINO STOCKINGS— LAMB- WOOL T1PPKTS & SCARFS— and a great Variety of STOCK- ING- WEBS, & c. ( 364) Belfast, January 10. Belfast English and Mercantile School, NO. 17, CORN- MARKET. rSPENCE begs leave to ref- r to the Belfast News- a Room, Wiring- street, where he rcipeflfully sub- mits SPECIMENS of PLAIN and ORNAMENT \ L WRITING; he also refers to his School- Room for pleasing PROOFS of the Progress of his Pupils, in this most desir- able Branch of I" i\: cation. SPENCE ha, engaged an Assistant of. approved Abilities N. B By mistake, in former Advertise^ n nt,. it was said that Vacation would end 20th inst; the School will Open MONDAY the 13th inst. B Ifast, January 6 D. & S. LYONS, rTT AVING immediate payments to make, beg leave to : LJI call on all indebted to them to discharge their respec- ; rive Sums— which will particularly oblige. Their SHEET ALMANACK, for the present year, is published, l'he calculations have b? en made, considering the meridian of Belfast 6' degrees west of Greenwich— price 1 J. 3d. Public investigation is useful January 10, 1812. KEf r. Y. ANDREW AIKEN J9 now Landing from sn board the CONCORD, from OkEENUCK, ' 27 Hogsheads of prim", dry, a>> u . veil- flavored Virginia ' IViHACCQ.; Which he is determine.( t( j sell oil moderate Terms; or good Payaietiti, 844) NEWRY, 7th January, 1 ' VI. KING'S STORES, DUNJALK. LEAF TOBACCO BY AUpTiON. ' ijlo BE SOLD BY AUCTION, mi TIJESDAY the •! .' » of February next, at the KING'S STORES, in the ToiyoN of DUNDALK, at the Hour of ELEVEN o'Clock; 147 Hogsheads Prime Bearing ' lobacStt, Or whatever Quantity of the same, that may rem .: n tin..' id 011 the above day. In the interim, any Persons desirous of purchn in^, v. iH please apcly to Messrs. JOHN & HENRY QUINN, chants, Newry. ROBERT MOLLAN, Broker. NEWRT, January 1, 1811. ( 3-- I HOUNSLOW- HEATH Gl NPOWI : :. J. ELLIOTT ESPF. CTFUi. LY informs the LIE m » d nei' « r « rV GUNPOWDER, that he has yi l. ind « p- t Use Commerce, from LONDON, and lodged in the Krio'i M-^ a- zine, for sale, a Fresh Supply of Hounslozv' Heat h G un/ m- dcr, Consisting of Eight different kinds.— Samples of winch s>. be sent, free of Exper. ce, wherever ordered. DUBLIN, 33, Sackville- streef, Nelson's Piiia' January 4. ( 34 £ 1.600, npp be Lent, on a mortgage of Lands, situate in the JI County of Dow N.— Appty to JOHN CR IG, A'tor- ney.' Down patrick; Januarys, 181 N. B. It must be the flrst incumbrance. ( 3. - 1 MONEY WANTED. " IPfiN THOUSAND POUNDS wanted , oil the most un I exceptionable Security.— The int. eie^ t to be j. aid in any manner most agreeable to the lendpr. Application to be m?. de to CORTL AND M. SKINNF. R , E'q. Belfast; or ROBERT HAMILTON, ESQ, XUHIL. E- street, Dublin. ( S23) January 3, 1812 WANTED, A N ASSISTANT LAPjPER. \ pply to WILLIAM A H. IYES, Mrll- mount, near BanbriJge. 213) , December 1< 1811. SOAPBOILER & CHANDLER WANTED IMMEDIATELY, fN a Country Town,— To ohe perfectly master of his Bu- siness, liberal encouragement will he given ; ;, nd to save trouble none other iieed apply— References a? to chan- der abilities, & c. will be required. Application by Letter, ( p4st- paid), to A. B. at this Offic, will be attended to. 362) December 2o. THROSTLE SPINNERS WANTED, 1 irOHN BKLL & SONS, Newry, will g've con tent I Work to Six or Eight . rood Spiruicrs— Ai- n. w.* M- IV I or Three Boi; s, who h^ v betn accustomed to ^ ih rrpm^ u d * Cleaning C'a- d; ng Engines, to whom good encourage . n '. t wdl be uiven! M. B. Also a WARPER wanted. 35i) Nr. WHY, January 7. TO BE PEREMPTORILY SOLD EY AUCTION, On WEDNESDAY the I'M day of January iustant, at ELE VEN o Clack, and continue daily until the whole skull £ j disposed of, at the Dzvelling- bouse of Marabincb, near M( jira, in the County of Down, X HE ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, with Farming Utensils; also Cows, Horses, Pigs; a Gig and Harness; with Wheat, Barley, Oats, and Potatoes, for Rent and Arrears of Rent < We to the Subscriber, WILLIAM BATEMAN. Dated flth day of January, 1812. ( Sfil NOTICE. A MEETING of the WHOLESALE MERCHANTS and SHIP- OWNERS will be held in the Cr.-' i a- RooM of the White Linen- Hall, on WEDNESDAY the 15th January n- xt, » t the hour of ONH o'Ciock, for the purpose . f eleifcing a peiyori as M2MUER of the CORPO- RATION, for Preserving and impr . v. ng the Port and ! har- bour of Belfast, in tfie place of GEORGE JO?, E de- ceased; JOHN MACARTNEY, Ballast- Office, Belfast 1 BALLAST- MAS I * it. December 19. \ ( 23^ HOXJgE TO BE SOLD. , r; r> HAT ELEGANT NEW HOUSE, in Donegall- ' square, Eas/. built by Mr. G. FABRINI— It is neatly finished, and fir/ for the immediate reception of a genteel family.— Apply to HENRY JOY TOMB & ROBT. HOLMES. . Belfast, January 7. ( 349 -?->=- The Public are respectfully inform- that it is intended the following < « ' N. E. TRADERS XkMS^ i, Stall, ait at tie under mentionedferiods/^^ i^ FOR LONDON, The armed biig BRITANNIA, ABERDEEN, J8th instant, l'he armed brig VENUS, PENDLETON... 14 days after. These Vessels being armed and completely well found, Insurance by them will consequently be effedted on the most reasonable terms. , FOR LIVERPOOL, The KELLY, M'ILWAIN...„ 11th Jauuary. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The NEPTUNE, DAVIOSON First fair wind. The JANE, BDSBT Seven days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The Armed Brig VINE, MONTGOMERY, on first dtlivery of Teas from the Sales. For Frei. jht, m London, apply ts Messrs. WM. & JOHN WHARTON, Nicholas' Lane; or, in Belfast, to - R. GREENLAW, Agent, Who will re. eive and forward LINEN CLOTH and other MERCHANDIZE with care and dispatch. A le* Stout L* d « wanted as'APPS.^ V~ iC?. 3 to the s « , » wbo » 4b « » i Emstwsjuasai- jrJi tegusa. NOTICE. IT is requested that those Persons to whom the I te WILLIAM DOUGLASS, of LUROAN, stood in- debted; will furnish their Accounts to Mr. NEAL M A- CART, at the Hnute: Aild it is also requested > hat all those who are indebted to the same House, will, to pre- vent unnecessary trouble to either party, discharge their Accounts forthwith: for all which Debts, N> AL MAOAKT'H receipt will be a sufficient dis: ha- ge. JOHN C. DOUGLAS, Lnrgan, Ja « . 13, tfiiS. EXECUTOR. N. B The business of the Shop will be carried on as formerly. ( 350 NOTICE. '] f- HE Creditors of HUGH WILSON, Cooper, Belfast, are L requested to furnish their accounts immediately to the Trustees, as a dividend on this ('. state is intended to be nia^ e the aoth Inst, no claims can be admitted that are not re- ceived prior to the above date, or without being reguhily attested, SAMUEL SMITH, 7 ... WILLIAM PHELPS, } lrustces* Belfast, January 9. ( SfiO The Public are respectfully info- nr "' •>' ed, that the following T„ v ^ TW REGULAR TRADERS W'tli tail for their rttpeOtv* Tortt, ^ r'r^^ Srfe tvitbjbe ftr/ t fair Hrind after tbt dates mtntitined : FOR LONDON, The Armed Brig FACTOR, M'NIKCE 18th January The Armed BrigE N DEAVSi U R, Fri z SI M D N S, 14 daysafter FOR LIVERPOOL, The MINERVA, CotrRTENA7... » In a few days. The COMMERCE, Bisuop Eight days alter. FOR BRISTOL,* The SWIFT, NEEI......~ 21st January. FROM LIVEHPOOL FOR BELFAST,' The CUNNINGHAM BQYLE, BELL.... 1' ith Jjn « a* y. The FANNY, MARTIN Eight days after FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The Arme'rl Brig DONEGALL, COURTENAY, on i. i , t de- livery of TeaoTrom the Sales, Far Freight, in l. ondon, apply to Messrs. ALEXANDER ! and WILLIAM OGll. BY, Abchurch- Yard. Gemitmeu who nave Linens to forward, will i> Ie » se send them to GEORGE LANGTRY ty A few Snout Lads wanted as Apprentices to the - « a. SHIP FOR SALE. . TH2 SVLIP JAMES BAILIE, ADMK^ AURING 232 TO » S, Copper- bolted, and Coppered to the Bends; only twelve months old; built of the best Mat- rj..| s, a » d. e » trri » ely w... fooud in every respeS.— F< » r Inventory, and further pai ! titulars, apply to 1 M'CLURE, BAILIE, & WHITLAS', L J X OR1'-: r -\ L POETRY. £ For the Belfast Commercial Chronicle.] j VMO. CATALICT. 12. TO POMPEY. BEHOLD the man, whom glory's trophied car Bore ' o the heights of empire and of fame ; Back s". rnnk the nations from his arm in war. And scepter'd monarchs tremble at his name! His laurels nodded upon Asia's shores; They sfiadow'd Afric in her thirsty plains; And Rome! for thee and thy imperial towers. Did slavery forge her fetters and her chains! Say is that nr., who nruck the world with dread ? The lightning l lasts the chaplet on his brow! The thunder rolls vindictive round his head. And whelms its viftin in the gulph below! Fortune o'er all spreads her capricious wings; Now smiles on peasants, and now frowm c. kings! Sallynahincb, /) » £. 28, 1811. To the EDITOR of It' BELFAST CHRONICLE. In your Paper of Wednesday last, I read • letter, signed " JALEF," written upon the very pernirious rlan which some parents have adopted, of stuffing their children during the holidays, which leads me to offer a few remarks upon the highly improper manner in which most of our young people are suffered to pass their vacations from school. It is, I believe, universally admitted, that acti- vity is necessary to virtue, even among those who are not apprized that it is indispensible to happi- re55 So far, however, are many parents from being sensible of this truth, that vacations from jchool are not merely allowed, but appointed to pass away in wearisome sauntering and indeter- minate idleness; and, this is done by erring ten- derness, by way of converting $ he holidays into pleasure ! Nay, the idleness is specifically made over to the child's mind, as the strongest expres- sion of fondness of the parent! A dislike to learn- ing is thus systematically exafted by preposter- ously erefling indolence into a reward for applica- tion ; and the promise of doing nothing, is held not as the strongest temptation, as well as the best recnmpence, for having done well. This ill- judged tenderness arkes f on) a self- love, which cannot bear to be witness to the un- eas'ness which a present disappointment, or diffi- culty, or vexation, would cause to a darling child ; but which yet does not scruple, by improper gra- tification, to store up for it fu ure miseries, which the child will infallibly suffer, though it may be at a distant period, which the selfish parent does not anticipate, because the pain of beholding it may be far removed. There is another preposterous custom ( rointed at by your recent Corresponds t, " Jalep,") very prevalent at the tables of many families, when their children are at home during vacation— I mean, forcing every delicacy upon them, with the tempting remarks " that they cannot have this or that d. tinty at school."— They are indulged in irregular hours for the same motive, " because they cannot have that indulgence at school."— Thus, the natural seeds of idleness, sensuality, and tloth, are at once cherished, by converting the periodical visit at home, into a season of intem- perance, late hours, and exemption from learning; • o that children are habituated, at an age when lasting associations are formed in the mind, to connect the idea of study, with that of hardship ; of haopiness, with gluttony ; and, of pleasure, with loitering, feasting, or sleeping. Would it not be be'ter, would it not be kinder, to make them combine the delightful idea of home, with the gratification of, the social affections— the fondness of filial love— the kindness, and warmth, and confidence, of the sweet domestic attachments, ____ " And all the charities Of father, son, and brother >" I r. ill venture to say, that those listless and vacant days, when the thoughts have no preeise object ; when the imagination has nothing to slwpe ; when industry has no definitive pursuit ; when the mind and the body have no exercise, and the ingenuity has no acquisition either to anticipate or to enjoy, are the least happy, which childien < l' spirit and genius ever pass,— Yes! it is a few shoit but keen and lively intervals of animated pleasure, snatch- ed from between the successive labours of a well- ordered, busy, day, looked forward to with hope, enjoyed with taste, and recollefled wi hout remorse, which, boib to men and to children, v' ld the truest- portion of enjoyment. O! that parents would snatch their offspr ing from adding to the number of those- objefls of supreme com- miseration, who seek their happiness in doing no thing J Tire animal may be gratified by it, but the man is degraded. - Life is but a short day— but it is a working- day. Activity may lead to evil, but Wiaflivity cannot lead to good. I am, Sir, youi's, Ballymena, Jan. 9, 1812. SENEX. T - - •' ANSWER TO ADVERTISEMENT EXTRAORDINARY, IN THI CHRONICLE OT MONDAT LAST. TO THE EDITOR, toV. withstanding the strange conduft of one King, an Irishman, who, on being introduced to him by a tenant, took the latter by the throat, and swore he would turn him out of house and hold, if he did not produce the old gentleman. This so frightened our young paper- maker, that he imne- diately applied to the Justices in Westminster, and obtained a passport, without which he would have been afraid to carry on his trade. As to the nephew, Master Seven- shillmg- piece, I have not seen him for some time. I have been told, indeed, that he was addicted to bad women, and other evil courses, and some think that he went abroad after his uncle. He was always, however, a poor pony ng, and many, who wished to have a little of his company, complained that he slipt through their fingers they knew not how. In the mean time, I have no doubt that we shall one day see our old friend Mr. Guinea, among us, and learn to value his worth a little more than we did ; and, although I do not direfliy allude to your correspondent and his advertisement, I must say, that since my old friend's absence, some vary strange Reports have been circulated, which I be- lieve he will soon be able to refute— I am, Sir, your's, OLD BULLION. SIR I was very sorry to see an advertisement in your Paper of Monday last, inviting the rela- tions or the next of kin to give an account of my old ftiend Mr. Guinea. I do not think it fair that so respefUble a gentleman's name should have been made a subjefl'of a public advertisement, un- less it could be proved that all other methods of finding out his residence had failed. But as I am not acquainted with the author of the advenise. jpenr, I am under the necessity of answering it through the same channel. The fa£ t is, Sir, that Mr. Guinea, a few years ago, finding that there was a run upon him, was obliged to retire to the Continent for a while, and principally in order to crosecute a suit at law with one Mr. Exchange; and should this be decided in his favour, there can be no doubt of his appearing again in this country. . As for his son, Mr. Half- guinea, and his nephew, JWr. Seven thiiling- piecc, the former went into the paper- m- king line a few years ago, and in part- nership with Mr. Shilling, a round, smooth- faced rilleman, endeavoured to carry on his father's business, a ad has been pretty successful in ir, not- REPORT OF DISEASES, Under tin Care of the late Senior Physician of tie Finsbury T>'„. penary ; from the ' 20th of November, to the 20tb of December. [ FROM THE LONDON MONTHLY MAGAZINE.] The Reporter has, upon more than one recent occasion, been questioned as to his opinion with regard to the supposed contagious nature of Phthysis Pulmonalis. From all that he has seen and learnt from authenticated sources, he is by ', no means inclined to adopt the doctrine of those who represent this disease as communicable by infection. What has, perhaps, most given coun- tenance to this idea is, that a wife or a husband shall sometimes speedily follow the fate of the partner for life. This circumstance, when it oc- curs, is of a kind calculated to excite observation. But it is obvious that such coincidences must oc- casionally take place, merely from the frequency ' and extensive prevalence of the disorder in ques- tion. And, that the fact may, in other instances, be sufficiently accounted for by the degree of ex- posure, anxiety, and fatigue, which the lingering and painful illness of a beloved object, never fails to exact from an alliance of duty and attachment. Self neglect is necessarily attendant upon affec- tions of a high order, and the consequences of such neglect, upon a constitution naturally feeble or predisposed to disease, will often become irre- parable before their progress is perceptible to a person whose mind, under circumstances of deep interest, is too much occupied to be aware, for a time, of the impressions, and perhaps fatal depre- dations, which are made upon the corporeal* rame. Many, no doubt, more especially of the more delicate sex, have in this way fallen thu inadvert- ent or voluntary victims of conjugal tenderness and devotion. " What may most console us for the base and selfish a'loy in our nature, is the af- fection we find subsisting between persons that have been long united. Where neither dislike or indifference has followed intimacy, this sentiment, which in ordinary situations retires from view, bursts forth in the hour of danger, strong and undisguised as it shewed itself in ages, where the sincere expression of the feelings stood in the place of that circumspect and disciplined de- meanor, which looks round amongst the by- stand- ers before it dares listen to the voice within,*" It is now 12 years since these medical Reports were commenced by the present writer. After having continued - them, with small interruption for so long a period, it will scarcely excite sur- prise, that the Reporter should be at length dis- posed to des'st from the prosecution of this month- ly task. It must rather be matter of wonder that he has persevered thus far. Upon subjects so lit- tle varied and so much worn, he has for some time past found it almost impossible to make any remark which did not involve the wearsomeness of repetition. The many flattering and profitable testimonies of respect which these periodical com- munications have produced, have, he confesses, been the principal motive for their continuance. * Dr. Beddoe's Hygeia. VARIETIES, LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL. We noticed in our last the liberal design of the heads of the established Church, to extend to the whole Population the benefits of education, in the first elements of learning. To do complete justice to the sentiments which dictated this mea- sure, and to the character of the present Arch- bishop of Canterbury, we feel ourselves bound to give place to the preamble of the published resolutions passed while his Grace presided in the chair. If the same mild, liberal, and philoso phical, spirit were introduced into the practice ind administration of the Law, the English peo- ple would truly begin to feel the blessings of that civil liberty of which they boast, and to attain which they have made such enormous sacrifices. At a meeting held on the l( 5th of October, the Archbishop of Canterbury in the chair, various published resolutions were passed, and were pre- mised by the following declaration : "' That the national religion should be made the foundation of national education, and should be the first and chief thing taught to the poor, according to the excellent liturgy and catechism provided by our church for that purpose, must be admitted by all friends to the establishment. For, if the great body « f the nation be educated in other principles than those of the established church, the natural consequence must be, to alie- nate the minds of the people from it, or render them indifferent to it, which in succeeding gene- rations may prove fatal to the church, and to the state itself.— It must, indeed, be admitted in this country of civil and religious liberty, that every man has a right to pursue the plan of education that is best adapted to the religion which he himself professes. Whatever religious tenets, therefore, men of other persuasions may think proper to combine with the mechanism of the nCw system, whether tetvts peculiar to themselves, or tenets of a - more gene- ) ral nature, they are free to use the new system so | combined, without reproach or iuterrupiitin from the numbers of the establishment. Oil the other hand, the members of the establishment are not only warranted, but in duty bound, to preserve that system, originally practised at Madras, in the form of a church of education. The friends, therefore, of the establishment through- i out the kingdom, are earnestly requested to asso- t ciate and co- operate, for the purpose of promot- ' ing the education of the poor in the doctrine and discipline of the established church. It is h * ped that such co- operation will not be wanting, when the object in view is nothing less than the preser- vation of the national religion, by ensuring to the great body of th" people an education adapt- ed to its principles." We are at the same time gratified in observing, ' that the friends of Mr. Lancaster are every where continuing their exertions. The views of FrancS relative to England, have lately been developed in a pamphlet of M. de Montgaillard, a member of the French Govern, ment, and published under the auspices of the Emperor. A copy has reached London, and a translation will appear in a few days. Nothing more important in political information has ap- peared for a long time. Dr. Buchan has just published " Binomia," or Opinions concerning Life and Health; intro- ductory to a course of popular lectures, on thfc physiology of sentient beings, during the ap- proaching spring. The above Gentleman is the son of the celebrated author of " Domestic Me- dicine," and has long attached himself to the study of the prophylatic art. The liberty of the Press can on'y be preserved by protecting those who are the victims of power, for having used it with uncourtly freedom. On this principle we were pleased to hear of a late respectable meeting at the Crown and Anchor, in support of Mr. White, who for several years has had to contend against the entire power of the Crown Lawyers The fo lowing resolutions were carried at this meeting :— 1. That the liberty of the press is an insepar- able part of a free constitution; and that they must exist or pe; ish together. 2. That it appears to this meetiug, that the manly and judicious conduct pursued by Mr. White, in his late struggle with the strong arm of power, in refusing to submit to a false confes- sion, or to suffer judgment to go by default, has done signal service to the cause of truth. 8. That, taking into consideration the personal sufferings he has undergone in his banishment from society in a distant jail ; the expences in- curred in the support of himself and printer, in their three years' confinement, and the consequent difficulties to which he is now exposed ; it is ear- nestly recommended to the friends of constitu- tional freedom, in whose cause the sacrifice has been made, to follow the example of the present meeting, and g enerously step forward to afford him that remuneration, which he appears to bs so justly entitled to. The brain of the human subject is computed to weigh about one pound < but a man died late- ly in Cheisca Hospital, apparently in full health, on openipg whose skull, the brain was found to weigh : b. A patent chain foot- bridge, invented by Mr. John Palmer, of Shrewsbury, has been erected at the factory of Messrs. Marshal. Flutton, and Co. the width five feet, heighth 30 feet, span in the clear 37 feet. The chains are of wrought- iron, and five in number, c » n the* c are laid 19 cast- iron plates, forming the path- way. Th « balustrades are. wrought- iron, tin ae. feet three inches high The materials hating been prepared and brought to the spot, the bridge was erected by two men in 14? days : the total expence was £ 80, 8s. RUSSIA.— In the course of last August there left Asiatic Russia, for Koulgi, the fronti r to\ » n of China, a caravan of merchandise, in value 30,200 rubles, laden on 66 horses, and a second caravan was in preparation. The traffic with China, in this direction, began in 1803, they suc- ceeded in carrying safely goods to the amount of 25,000 rubles. The Chinese city of Koutscha, with some other Chinese forts and establishments, form a line at the foot of Mount Tarahagatay, extending to Li tie Buckharia, along the limits of the kingdom of Koutaischa, which was con- quered by the Emperor of China, about the year 1750. tre » s, laid on the ground, with their sprouts out- wards; a species of obstacle which would be found of immense trouble to pass; impossible, in fail, to either infantry or cavalry. Supposing, how- ever, all these difficulties overcome, the end is not yet attained. There beiflg a succession of heights in the rear, the passes are all guarded, and there are large forts upon the silmmits, which bein? in all directions, I ran to the clearest parr I could see, and let go my best bower, and wore away th* most of the cable in ten fathoms water j kept my deep'sea lead going: all this night ( foe I brought up at four P. M.) t, found the bottom' : rocky, and at four A. W t^ rocks . cut the cable ; near the anchor, arrd I cut1, what / caytiaed on • board, to make hat- wear bsfoe the wind for thr sufficiently provided for resistance, would require H clearest part of land; The seamen claimed the a regular siege to reduce. An extensive valley in boat, and would not be prevailed on to stop with front, formed the separation between our's and me till day- light, and their importunity prevailed Massena's army this time last year. The French I; on me to take my chance with them. I threw were encamped Upon a corresponding, though; my papers into the boat, wrapped in a haniU- r- more gentle elevation on the other side; where : chief, and only waited a chance to get in, when, every movement and operation was seen by glasses from our posts. I have been told by officers who were on the spot, that the sight was of the most pleasing description, and particularly at night, when the fires for cooking, & c. formed a track of ft irne winding along the inequality of the ground for many miles. In the towns I saw, the marks of French possession still remain. Shutters, doors, pifture frames, even Ifoors and ceilings were de- stroyed to serve as fuel." ARMY IN PORTUGAL. i " Lisbon, December 16. " Every thing is now perfectly quiet, and the troops cantoned. I have received a letter, which states the different places where the divisions are, which will enable you to judge of the line of coun- try we are now occupying. I can also inform you of the different regiments which form the di- visions, and should any friends of yours be here, it will inform you of their present habitation,- and where they are to cat their Christmas dinner.-— To begin— jLight Division. Major- General Crawford. 1st bat. - 43d, 3d Portuguese Caca, lores, £ 95th, com- manded by Colonel Beckworth. Portuguese Light Division. Brigadier- General Pack. 2d bat. 52d, 1st Portuguese Cacadores, { 95th, Brigadier- General Drutnmond. First Division, Lieutenant- general Graham. 2d bat. Guards, 1 company 60th, Major- Gen. Stopford. 24th, 26th, 42d. 79th, Major- Gen. F. Campbell. 3d bat. King's German Legion, Major General Lowe. Second Division. Lieutenant. General H'itl. 50th, 71st, 92d, Major- General Hov. • ' h. Portuguese Brigade, Colonel Ashworth. 3 Provisional Bittalions, 57th, Colonel Colburno. 28th, 34th, 39th, Major- General I. umiey. Third Division, Mnj , r- ( General PiStm. 45th, 74th, H8th, Colonel M'Kinnon. Portuguese Brigade, Colonel Sutton. 5th, 77th, 83d, 94th, Major- General CoWilte. Fourth Division, Major- General Cole. 27th, 40th 97th, Major- General Kemtnis. Portuguese Brigade, Colonel Campbell. 7th, 23d, 48th, Major- Genei^ il pakenham. Fifth Di vision, D/ fajor- Generat Dunlop, lst, 9th, S8th, 1 company 60th, Major- Gen. Hay. Porujuesc Brigade, Brigadier- General Spry. 4th, 30th, 44th, Colonel Egerton. Sixth Division, Major- General A Campbell. 11th, 5Sd, 61st, 1 company 60th, Brigadier- Gen. Huhe. Portuguete Brigade, Brigadier- G - n. Baron Eaton. 2d, S2J, 36th, Major- General Burue. Seventh Division, Mojnr- General Houston. 51st, Chasseurs Britanniqnes, 85th, Major- Gen. Sontag. 68th, and Brunswick Oel's. 2d Light Battalions King's German Legion, Major- Gen Baren Alton. CAVALRY. LIEU TENANT- GENERAL SIR STAPLETON COTTON. First Division, Maj r- Gencral Slade. lst Dragoons, 12th Light Dragoons, Major- Gen. Slade. 14th L'g'ht Dragaons, 16' th Light Dragoons, Major- Gen. Animr. 11th I- ight Dragoons, lst Hussars ( King's German Le- gi m), Major- General Baron Alton. Portuguese Brigade, Major- General Mad. ien. Portuguese Brigade, Major- General Otway, Second Division, Major- General Sir IV. Ershine. 9th Light Dragoons, 13th Light Dragoons, 2d Hussars ( King's German Legion), Major- General Long. 3d Dragoon Guards, 4th Dragoons, Major- General De Grey 4th Dragoon Guards, 5th Dragoon Guards Sd Dragoons, Major- General Le Merchant. Portuguese Brigade, Conde de Barbizinis. ARTILLERY. MAJOB-^ EL.' ERAL LAW SON. Portuguese Division, Major- General Hamilton. CANTONMENTS. BTAB QUARTERS, fRENEDAJ. PORTUGAL. Extract of a Letter from Lisbon, dated Dec. 13. " Last week I made a visit to the lines, f > rti 6ed by Lord Wellington, which will be celebrated for ages, as having withstood the concentrated force of the French armies, and saved Portugal. Unless you have had some idea of the nature of this barrier, from the frequent mention of it, you may not ftrily comprehend my brief description. The lines may be said to defend a triangular por- tion of the kingdom of Portugal, possessing pecu- liar importance, by containing the capital, the port, and the grand depots. Without large im- portations of provisions, this country, in the best times, could not have subsisted. Now, with an impoverished peasantry, and a r. egleiled soil, the French, even if in possession of the interior pro- vinces, may be considered to have done nothing. Starvation is inevitable. The preservaiion of Lis- bon is, of course, of the first importance : and to effefl this, nature has so wonderfully provided, that a comp aratively small share remains to be per- formed by art. This, however, ceasing to speak in relative terms, is a work of wonderful amount. From Alhandra, a little town on the north bank of the Tagus, about 25 miles from Lisbon, to Mafra, on the coast fronting the Western Ocean, runs a chain of mountains, of perhaps 40 miles, so entire, that a passable valley rarely intervenes. The part jwhich I have seen has the outward ridge so abrupt, that after marching up a rugged and harrassing ascent, an army would find, that even then to gain the height, they would need scaling- ladders as much as if a regularly built wall was to be surmounted. The few direflions in which a body of men could approach, are so commanded by artillery, that an effectual slaughter would be carried on during the time occupied in the most expeditious march. Ditches, pallisadoes, and other works, tend greatly to the inaccessibility of the place. Among the means employed is a per. lina lst Division Pinhel. 2d Division Alenteijo. 3d Division Albergeria. 4th Division Alemaita and GallegOJ. 5th Division Olivenza d'Hospital. 6th Division. Mongoalde. 7th Division Pena Macor. Light Division Fuente Guinoido. " I cannot exaflly state the quarters of the ca- valry, but they are chiefly in advance. General Slade's cavalry brigade quarters are, lst Royal Dragoons, Latnego; 12th ( Prince of Wales's) Light Dragoons, Sr. Joao de Pesquiera, both upon the River Douro. LOSS OF THE MEDEA. The following eitraft of a letter from Captain Murray of the Medea, at Aberdeen, dated South Uist, Nov. 27, 1811, states the melancholy parti- culars of the loss of that vessel : " I am sorry to inform you, that the Medea is a total wreck. We sailed from Quebec, 13, b Otfober; contrary winds detained us in the gulph of St. L- twrence till the 24th, when I took my departure from Cape Rev— proceeded on till the 14th November, when about 2 A. M. as the vessel was iying- to under a balance reefed trysail, a sea sttuck her, and took away the bowsprit, foremast, maintop- mast, main- yard, with all the sails, try- sail, bulwarks, water- casks and other things on board, and half of the main cross- trees, starboard side. However, I got sails on the rnam rigging I to keep her to ; after they were blown away, we always replaced them, till our second suit was ; nearly exhausted. This was in lat. 54. 12. N. long. 16. 17. W. per log- book. " Some time alter this we got jury- ma, ts erefl- ' ed, and by the 20th November made Gillan- head, North of Ireland, whi! n I shaped my course f ® r Barra- head, wind westerly, my distance being ran 1 down till within 24 miles. Thick weather pre- vailed, I hove to ; the gale increased, and the ship made dreadful weather. Or. ( He morning of the 22d, we saw the land of this island ; as the vessel was nearly ungovernable, I endeavoured to clear the land to run through some of tke many pas- sages here ; but not having sails or masts requisite, , w. v ia « j/^,- the sea drove her to leeward in spite of all our formed of the trunks and branches of efforts. When I saw my fate, and the breakers a tremendous sea broke over the vessel, and bu- ried them all in a watery grave, I alone escaping, and an old man that was below sickly." EDINBURGH, JAM 3. The new year has long been ushered in bjt the youthful inhabitants of this city by a kind of bois- terous festivity, which, though bordering upon mischief, and sometimes attended by serious in- convenience to many peaceable citizens, has hither- to, from a good- humoured allowance for the sea- son, been treated with forbearance by those who are entrusted with the safety of the town. Tues- day night, however, exhibited a scene which calls loudly for an immediate stop being put to such an indulgence. A number of evil- disposed per- son;, apparently an organised gang, availing thcm-( selves of the occasion, mixed with the crowd of hoys, whose objefl was merely the usual diver- sions of the night, and we regret to say, that ma- ny respefla'ole persons, passing rjuietly along the streets, were knocked down, and'otherwise" mal- treated, as well as robbed of money, watches, hat-', & c. The Magistrates and Judge of Police. witU their respective officers, were on duty during the night, and secured a number of the offendeH, and as an atfive investigation is at present carrying on by the Magistrates, it is hoped that the whole of this gang of robbers will be dete< fled. The num- ber of watches, watch- chains, hats, pelisses, shawls, & c. lying in the Council- Chamber, is incredibje. The Lord Provost and Magistrates have offered a reward of one hundred guineas for information that sh^ l! convi< 3 any of the offenders. Among other depredations on new year's day morning, upwards of 70 of the public lamps were broken. JAN. 4.— We are extremely sorry to state, that Dugald Campbell, a police officer, who was so se- verely wounded on Wednesday, by the gang of ruffians who infested the street, died last night, at nine o'clock. The utmost vigilance is exerted for the discovery of the offenders by whom this atro- cious murder has heen committed. A reward of 100 guineas has been off - red by the Magistrates to such as can give any information as to t! is mat- ter, and advertisements to this effect have been published in all the newspapers. PIDESTMANISM.— Mr. Mealing, the Somerset- shire pedestrian completed hi. 4 Herculean ta^ k of going 30 miles a day, for IS successive days, on Saturday, at Horuchurch, Gloucester sh, e, and won 500 guineas He is lam; in the 1.1: leg, and is reduced from 14st. gib. to 12- t lie had much difficulty in proceeding the two : ast d y . According to tables published in the Alma. Wfc of the French Boaid of Longiuide, the'popiiM. tipn of the French Empire amonr. ts to 4 .1,937,14*. souls. Of this number it is supposed that 28 mil- lions speak the French language, 6,453,000 ihe Italian, 4,063,000 the Dutch or flemish, 967,000 the Breton, and 108.000 the Basque. The po- pulation of the States conneiled with the system of France, in which number are included the king- dom of Italy, Switzerland, Spain, the Confedera- tion of the Rhine, & c. is estimated at 38', 141,541. souls. An ingenious writer has observed, that as the unnatural disposition of rabbits and other auirn lis. to eat their young, arises from thirst, or the febrile- state of parturition, which these croaturc- s hava not the power to allay, he has prevented it, by- allowing the animals, some time before and after bringing forth, to drink freely of cold water, witl » which they appear wonderfully gratified. MI LIT A R Y PRO MOTION S. WAR- OFFICE, JAN 4, 1812. His Royal Highness the Prince Regent hns been pleased, in the name and on behalf of his Majesty, to appoint the following Officers to take rank by Brevet, as undermentioned ; their Com- missions to be dated lst January, 1812: LIEUTENANT- GENERALS Anthony F. rrington aud Ellis Widket, to be GENERALS in the Army. MAJOR- GENERAL William Twist, to he LIEUTE- NANT- GENERAL in the Army. COLONELS Flower M. Sproul, of the Royal Artillery, William Borthwiclc, and C. N C iokson, o! the ditto, William Johnstone, of the Royul Enginiers, John Burton, of the Royal Artillery, To be MAJOR- GENERALS in the Army. LIEUTENANT- COLONEL Henry Eustace, of the late Irish Engineers, To be COLONS!, in the Anuj, MAJORS - Faster Coulson, late Royal Irish Artillery, Peter ICettlewell, ditto, Richard Uniacke, ditto, Robert T hornhill, of the Royal Artillery, George Irving-, of the late Royal Irish Artillery, To be LIEUTENANT- COLONELS in the Army. CAPTAINS J. W. Tobin, of the Royal Artillery, Francis Power, of ditto, Ch. irles War, Rudyerd, of the Royal Engineers, Philip Hughes, of ditto, Howard Elphinstone, of ditto, Hugh Fra « er, of the Royal Artillery, James Vivion, of ditto, Alexander Tulloh, of ditto, Robert Pym, of ditto, Charles F. Napier, of ditto, Wni R. Carey, of ditto, H- rnry Marsh, of ditto, To be MAJORS In tfce Army. BELFAST: Printed and Published by DRUMMIND ANDBKSOX, for Self and the other Proprietors, every Monday, Wtitcsdai, and Saturday. - Price of the Paper, when sent ro any p,. t ol the United Kingdom, 3/ ! U yearly, paid in io » :- n. . AOSNTS— Messrs. Tayler & Newton, Warwick- scj. Lou. don — Mr. Bernard Murray, 106, Old Church- street, Dub- lin— Mr Jas. Anderson, bookseller, Edinburgh.— Mr. lit. i- ang, post- uiasrer, Newry— Mr. Sain. Peoples, ro't- ruv. ter, Utrrj— Mr. W. M'VVMUiuus, jun. Atuwia.
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