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Belfast Commercial Chronicle

08/02/1812

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w NUMBER 1,091.] SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1812. [ PRIOR 51>. ROBT. GETTY & JAS. LUKE A RE now Landing, ex the NELSON, from CORK, 100 Puncheons Coil: IVhiskcy; Which they offer for Sale, with the following, viz : — New Orleans and Upland Georgia COTTON, New- York POT ASHES, Bleachers' SMALTS. JE? NEW TEAS, GLOVER- SEED, & c.. HE SUBSCRIBERS are LANDING, per the VE- Nys, 204 C( tests Tens, assorted, ,50 Sacks fine new Red Clover- seed, 30 Hogsheads Lump Sugar, Which will be sold cheap. MARTINS, HARRISON, & CO. Church- Ian*, January 20. ( 40. T T SAMUEL & JAMES CAMPBELL MAVE recei* ed, peC the FACTOR, from LON- DON, 87 Chests Congou txGreeiiTca!), assorted, FOB SALE, WITH Very Fine and Fine Scale Sugars, Refined Sugar, Refined Saltpetre, Spanish Indigo, Black Pepper, Pimento, Ginger, All of which they will dispose of on reasonable. terms. 338) Janunry 6. Sea Island Cotton- Woe!/ Giu/ rgia Ditto, West Indii Ditto, Pot and Pearl Ashes, Bleachers' Smalts, Alicante Barilla, Leaf T'lbacco, FOR SALE, 50 Puncheons Cork Whiskey, now landing, 79 Puncheons Jamaica Rum, 30 Casts Montreal Pot Ashes, Cod O H— by GILLIES & STOCKDALE. 6, Custom- Hotise- quay— Belfast, January 29. ( 167 ROBERT TELFAIR, Juw. AS received per theCeRES, from l. iverpotl, and MAR- GARET & NANCT, from Glaigrw, 48 nhds. JAMAICA SCALE SUGARS, Of Very Fine, Fine, and Second Qualities. 28 Hhds. VIRGINIA TOBACCO, A few Serous SPANISH FLORA INDIGO; And per the LIBEBTT, from Dublin, 45 Puncheons IVIIIS KET, Strong and Well- Flavoured, and A few liutts 2. ANT CURRANTS ; Which, in ad. liritSn to the following, 46 Hhds. Prime Virginia Leaf Tobacco, Richmond Inspection, Fine and Common Gongou and Hyson Teas, Scotch Mo'osses, in Hhds. EsV. && He will dispose of rL* a cm « bly. He is always supplied with COMMON ROLL, CANE, and PIGTAIL TOBACCO, ORASS- CUT, SUCCARD3, and SNUFF, of his own Manufacture. 383) January 16, M'ADAMr MARSHALL, & CO. TTTAVE just R. ECEI V£ D, by the VENUS, from III LONDON, 15 HOGSHEADS, BALES, CHESTS, & c. & c. CONTAINING Peruvian Bark, Spermaceti, Jalap, Quicksilver, and a Variety of its preparations, Oil Pefferm- nt, Sassafras, Rhubarb, Scammoii)', White, Wax, Sulphur Vivtim, Gum Copal, Asphaltum, I Myrrh, 1 Salt of Lemon, Ammonia, JEther, Oxid Bismuth, Dragon's Blood, Anatto, Turmeric, Saffron, Cloves, Nutmegs, SsV. £ 3* 0. NEW GARDEN SEEDS. ' JAMES SMITH, English- street, Armagh, ( Late Gardener to his Grace the Lord Primate,) " fry F' TS have to inform the Nob'emen, Gentlemen, and JSJ) the Public, that lie has this day lauded his New As- tortment of 1 O Mil) EN SEEDS, Frem on board the VrN. cs, Captain PENDLETON, from LONDON to Belfast; also, Red fsf White Clover, I White English Grass Seed, Trefoil— Vetches, | Bass Mats, All will be engaged of the best qualify, and lowest prices;'! Also, some Fruit Trees and Thorn Quicks. 430) ASMAOII, January 21. j £\, 6OO, f ; po ! » LVrft, on a mortgage of Lands, situate in the i j.' County of DOWN.—. Apply to JOHN CR- VIG. Attor- | Hey, Downpatrick. January 8, 1812. N. B. It must be the first incumbrance. ( 35.1 A good Farm, and Situation for Machi- nery bit Hater. TO BE LET, TOR SUCH A TERM AS MAY BE AGREED UPON, r; pHAT part of the LANDS of BALLYNESS. near Bu< h- Ji mills, commonly ca'led the WAK- MILL FARM;, containing upwards of 50 Acres Arable and Meadow Land, of the best quality, whirh has been grazed on for many years past Upon this Farm is a fa'l of the River Bush, tufficient to work Machinery to any extent; and liberal en- couragement would be given to any Vsrson or Company who would ctablish a Work of public utility on it. Proposals, by letter- free of postage, to be raa: e to the Proprietor, HUGH MONTGOMERY, Esq. Benvarden, Cole- rai; ; or Mr. M'Neile, Baliycastle. 431) January 24. A DESIRABLE GENTLEMAN'S RE- SIDENCE, WITH A SMALL FARM, To be Let, or the Interest in the Lease Sold. THE above HOUSE and FARM, situated in the County of Down, within two miles of Clough, and four of Downpafrick, containing 43 Acres, i- held at Forty Shillings average rant per acre, and has Ten Years to run. The Hou- e and Gfrees are recently fitted up at considerable ex pence, and the Land drained atld laid down chiefly in ex- cellent condition. The HOJUSEHOI. p FUHNITOUE, St ® CK, and FARMING UTENSIL*, may be ha I at a fair valuation; and immediate possession given. If not previously thus disposed of, the whole will be Sold by Audtion on the 2d day of March next. Apply to the Proprietor, of this Paper; or at the Post- Office of C'lough, or Downpatrick. ( 461 HQMRA- GLEN HOUSE & FARM. 7 » be Let, or the Interett in tbt Least Sold. ripHE above FARM, situated in the County Down, with- JL in one nnle and a half of Hillsborough, and two df Lisburn; is held at a low Rent, under the MARQ « II of DOWNSIIIRE, for one young life and 12 years: it contains £ 5 A. 2R. and 7 P. English Measure— The House and Of- fices are large and in excellent repair, and the Land is in the very best condition, the greatest part of which w^ s tneas'ired and soiled last- season. The HousmoLD FoUNITURE, STOCK, and FARMINO III ENSILE, may be had at a valuation, and immediate pos- session gven.— Apply to Mnjo* GAVIH, the Proprietor; or at the Office ot this Paper. 3J9) Homra- Glen House, Jan. 4. A FEE- SIMPLE ESTATE IN THE COUNTY OF DOWN. ' TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, at the DONEGALL- ARJits, Belfast, on FRIDAY the 6/ 4 Day of Maid Also— A few HALF- CHESTS GENUINE FLORENCE OIL, and a Dupper EAST INDIA CASTOR 0{ L, Clear and Tasteless. ' M'ADAM, MARSHAL!., & CO. beg leave to ill term their Friends in the Apothecary and Drug Line in general, that they hive erefled a POWDERING MILL, on an improved construction, by which they are enabled to offer Powdered Articles of genuine quality, at a comparatively small advance. They have just now a very CompleflLStock of DRUGS, OILS, and COLOURS, pf the best » lity, Which they will, Sell on very reasonable Terms, for W"' ar payments. ( 420) 41, High stffct. LINEN WAREHOUSE. R O B E R T B URNS un » ESPKCTFUi LY informs his Friends and the Public, ' tv that he has removed to the other side of High- street, to the House lately occupied by Mr. WILLIAM H* NRT, Woollen- Draper, where he has opened au extensive WAKE- House, where every Article in his Line will be disposed of on the most reasonable terms. 4- 4/ A, < N4 3- 4/ A wide Linen. 5- 4th, 9- 8ih, and 4- 4th do. Sheeting. 4: Athend'- 8th half- bleach- ed Linen, for Servants' Sheeting. Brown Linens of different breadths, forvtiriouspur- poses. FringedTowels, of varieus descriptions. Demari, Dijpcr Damisl, andDiaperTable Cloths, from 6- 4tbt to V^ iths wide, ofthemsstfashion- able patterns. Napkins and Layovers to match. Huckaback, for Servants' Cloths. 3A lh wide Bird- eye Huck- aback, Phaesant- eye pat- tern, for Towelling. Very fine CAMBRIC for Ruffling; Ditto for Pocket- handkerchiefs; LONG LAWNS, & c. Those Goods are purcha> ed by himself in the Brown Markets, and Bleached under his own particular direction ; hopes, therefore, that he will be enabled to give satisfaction to those who may favour him with their commands. An APPRENTICE wanted. 481) February !. A' COUNTY OF DOWN. T a GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of the PEACE, held at Hillsborough, in and for said County n*- Oo » n, on the 17th day of January, 1812, the following RATES of TRESPASS were fixed on for said County, pursuant t « the 40th of the King, Chap. 71. FIRST CLASS. For Trespassing on any inclosed Field of Grain, s. d. Green Crop, Clover, Potatoes or Meadow, or on any Plantation or Nursery of Forest or other Trees, each Horse, Mare, Mule, Ass, Bull, Bullock, Cow, or FRIDAY the next, at ONE a Clock, r!| HHE Townhnds of HOLYWOOD and KNOCK- MAGONIiY, situate and being within four Miles of the Town of Belfast, containing in all about One Thou- sand Aces; free of all manner of Tythes; and $ ubje& to a very small Chief Rent only The Townland » f Ho IT- 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 ail sorts, and ill com- pete order; with a GARDEN, containing Eight Acres, walled- ln, and we'll stocked with all sorts of Wall, and other Fruit Trees; and the Dismesne cemains upwards of Two Hundred Acres. For every information respecting the s. ime, application to be made to THOMAS L. STEWART, Esq. Belfast, where the Title- Deeds aDd Rent- Rolls can be seen. 827) Dated Belfast, 1st January, 18}% 2 2 Each Sheep, ( except for tresp iss on Plantation or Nursery, as aforesaid, when this rate is to be trebled) 6 Each Calf..... 6 Each Pig with iron ring or staple in the nose ... 1 8 Each Pig without ring, & c 5 0 SECOND CLASS. For Trespassing on any inclosed Pasture or Stubble, or on any of the Land described in the first Class, un- indosed, one half of the above trespass. THIRD CLASS.' For Trespassing on any Field of unfenced Pasture or Stubble Ground, each Horse, Mare, Mule, Ass, Bull, Bullock, Cow, or Stirk 5 Each Sheep or Calf.. / S Each Pig with Ring, & c. as aforesaid 10 £ ach Pig without ring, & c 2 G By the Court JOHN CRAIG, C. Peace. STATE OF t IRELAND, Continuation if the Debate on Motion. Lord Fitzwilliam'i TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, M. mcmoxxsi of OOICNJIIJRB, \ If PURSUANT to a De- Plaint- ff; M If cree of his Majesty's HAMILTON MUOUE, EIJ. * Court of Exchequer in Ire- and Other/, A land, made in this Cause Defendants. \ the Townlauds of BALLY- ' MACREELY and ' CAR RICKRUSKY, situate in the Barony of DufTerin, aud County of Down. Further particulars, with the Rental and Day of Sale; will be published at a future period. 334) Belfast, January 1. TO SOLD. ' JPHAT *! OUSE, BLEACH- YARD, and FARM of It. I, AND, in the Parish of Derryaghy, containing 15A. 2k. 24P. English Measure, subjeiSt only to .£ 30 annually; formerly occupied by the late ROBERT DUNCAN, Esq. 1 is situated within five TOiles of Belfast, and two of Lisburn held by lea9e under the MARQUIS of HERTFORD for one geod Life only 15 years of age, ani the remainder of 21 years from November, 1S00. The Bleach- Green was ca- pable of finishing from 4000 to .1000 Pieces of Linen in the driest season.— For further particulars, apply to EDWARD CURTE13, of Gienbum. 11) November t. Lord SiDMOUTH said, that he feared that on the present occasion he should not be able to do justice to his own feelings. He derived, however, much sa- tisfaction from what had fallen from two Noble Lords who had preceded him. With the one ( EaiT Aber- deen) he eoncuwed in considering the present ques- tion as one of the deepest importance ; with the other ( Etr! Hardwicke), he agreed in thinking,, that after tiie concessions made to the Irish Catholics in 1793, that concession had then ganc'its utmost length, and that there a stand ought to hare been made. But he reust differ from these Noble Lords in the view they took of the consequences that might arise to this country from any opposition to further concessions. — The Noble Earl who brought forward the motion seemed to think that more had been granted to the lower orders of the Catho! t « > tivm to the higher ? that the higher classes, the nolsility of that persuasion, were stiil depiived of the rank and privileges which they were entitled to enjoy, while m iny advantages were derived by the lower order of Catholics, from the concessions aheady made to them. Yet to both, it had been argued, belonged the right of> uch con- cessions. They were not to be matter of discussion and deliberation— they ought to be acknowledged as matter of l ight. This question of right it was not necessary for him ; o examine and discuss. His No- ble friend ( Ld. Aberdeen) had, in his opinion, com- pletely settled and disposed of that question. Indeed such a doctrine was wholly untenable. When the improvement and melioration of the condition of Ire- land was sought after, it was the condition of its pea. santry which it should be our study to improve.— Among them idleness and ignorance still prevailed, nd as long as they were exposed to the influence of these vices, their condition could not be improved.— He had never been a friend to the penal laws by which " reland had been oppressed. It was a vicious sys- tem ; and he agreed with Mr Burke, that that sys- tem had at one time been carried to a vicious per- fection. Such a policy he deplored ; he detested the extreme to which it had been carried. But while he deplored such a policy, he could not but acknowledge the fatal necessity which gave it birth, and referred for his justification on this head to the spirit and the practice which prevailed among the Irish Catholics it the period to which he alluded. The Noble Viscount then proceeded to consider the conduct of the Irish Government, and of the Noble Duke at the head of that Government. There- was not the least colour for any of the charges made against that Government. But why was such a motion as the present deforned till now ? Why has there been no necessity for it during the last eleven years ? Much had been said of the wisdom, the moderation, the patriotism of the Catholics on various occasioss during that period; yet it never has been thought necessary till now to adduce the display of these virtues ss a grouod for granting a Committee of Inquiry. But it seems that some Noble Lords would have all the laws repealed, upon which, perhaps, depended the security of property. Yes, have them all repealed ; and yet talk of no se- curities in their room. The House did not now evefi hear of the Veto. Yet such counter- secui ities were j no doubt absolutely necessary ; should not the King be made at least a co- ordinate power with the Pop- — but would the Catholics agree to this ? Would their Hierarchy submit to this! he believed not. While such a state of things remained, he must dread not only the opinions, but the morals of the Catholics.— He could not consent, without due provision for the safety of the present establishment, to place in the h md> of the Catholics high military and legislative authority. He could not assent to this equalizing of religions. He could not assent to see the symbols and attributes of authority carried one day to Church and the next to Mass. The union of Church and State should ever be held sacred by him. They were inseparably united, and every thing would be risked by the dissolution of that union, of that most sacred alliance From its downfall, the most dreadful poli- tical convulsions and every other species of misery might justly be apprehended. With such an impres- sion on his mind, he could vote for nothing that had so fatal a tendency ; he must therefore oppose the mo- tion of the Noble Earl. The Marquis Wr. LLESLEY exhorted the House to a temperate discussion of the question, since it involv- ed nothing less than the security of the Protestant establishment, or, in other words, the co- existence of botli the Church and the State. The Noble Earl had pLaced in the very front of his argument a news- paper report, which he ( Lord Wellesley) had not seen till his Lordship mentioned it; and in which an im- pression was endeavoured to be conveyed, that an of- ficer of justice had been packing a jury. But it ap- peared by the very decision of the Cou- t, that the objection on that ground had been over- ruled, lie had also spoken generally of the conduct of the Irish Government upon some recent transactions ; but he defied the Noble Earl to prove, that the Government had interposed between the Parliament and the right to petition to it of ( he meanest subject of that country ; or that those subjects had been oppressed either by the Sovereign or the Parliament. In the whole trans- actions of the Government which the Noble Marquis felt himself personally interested to vindicate, was no step taken to check such a right; and t his he affirm- ed in the name of that Government, for whose ho- nour he felt deeply interested. He not only believed, that it was contrary to the feeling of the head of that Government, but he was convinced that die principal adviser of that Government would utterly repudiate and abhor any attempt to stand between the Parlia- ment and the people in the exercise of this high right. The measures which they had adopted were necessary to the safety of the kingdom, were advised by its law officers, and were sanctioned by the Court of King's Bench. Whether the advice was right or wrong, whether the law was bad or good, it was not necessary to discuss at present, although he Was perfectly prepared at. a future opportunity to de- fend it. Whatever was the pretence of the meet- ing, whetfier to petition or otherwise, the Govern- ment were advised that such a convention was con- trary to law. He remembered that the opinion of Mr Fox was in favour of this very act, in 17S)' i, for he stated that the principle against which it was di- rected. was one calculated ta create disturbance.— What did the Irish Government do ? they barely is- sued a proclamation, stating the law as it stood, and their determination to enforce it. And what follow- ed ? a direct violation of it. If any doubt was en- tertained as to that circumstance let them appeal to the trial. At that trial there Were some admirable specimens of the eloquence of the bar, and of the learn- ing and a uteness of the Judges, which every one must approve of, but the result was a distinct opinion that the letter of the law was in favour of Government.-— There was no ground for the motion : he must object to it: he must vote against it. The line which Go- vernment had taken was one of admonition. It had told them they were acting contrary to law ; and in doing so, it had given them the best advice, for he j knew nothing so unfavourable to their cause as the ] violation of positive law. Nor was he aware of any ' thing which could give their application to Parlia- j ment a more unfortunate or more unpersuasive com- plexion, than the circumstance of having trampled on a proclamation of the executive power, for the pur- pose of producing a step, injurious to the public tran- quility—( Hear, hear!)— If the House agreed to go into a Committee, tbey must b; prepared to say, not merely that the Catholic claim should be acceded to, but that this was a laudable act of theirs—( hear, hear t)— not merely that their cause was good, bat that their condact was becoming; not merely that they should be placed upon a footing with other sub- jects, and be entitled to all the benefits which their P rotestant brethren enjoyed, but that a Committee of the Prelates, the Nobility, the Laymen, and electors of the Catholics sitting in Ireland after the Union, was an admirable institution.— f Hear !)— But could they come to such a decision i Could they so far resist their knowledge of the law, and their wish for the fulfilment of that law, as not to condemn it, as not : o own that it ought to be stigmatized as unfit for any useful purpose, and only competent to the production of evil ?—( Hear, hear J— With respect to the ques- tion as it affected the great body of the people of Ire- land ( and those who knew him, knew how deeply he felt upon all subjects relating to them) he did not think this was the favourable moment of moderation in which it would be proper to decide upon it. It was not a question now, < ior had it ever been, merely for re- straining the religious opinions of individuals. The only point was, as he conceived, that every state had a right to restrain whatever was likely to be injurious to it, . and whatever restraints were necessary to the promotion •>/ this end were therefore justified.— The whole of the question went to the degree to which the existing restraints were necessary. He held that all such restraints were evils in themselves, and only to be justified upon a strong case of necessity.— All restraints on the subjects of a State were them- selves evils ; but the danger on the other side might : be greater than the evil of restraint; if so; let them ' hold to their restraints: but if not, neither justice, nor reason; nor policy nor law, nor the principles of ' any free constitution could authorise an usuipation so fla- grant. ( Hear, hen ! J He was aware tha » ^ lie re- straints of the Catholics had been represented else- where as positively good, not as guards of the sanc- tuary, but as the sanctu ary itself; not as protectors of the altar, but as the altar ; as blessings that should be defended at all expence. A Noble Earl had rightly stated that it was a mere question of State.— Let them on all sides consider it as such ; let them abate on one hand the pomp and pride of right, and on the other, the folly and fury of bigotry. Let them dispose themselves for liberal and enlightened views, and then decide whether the disabilities should be permitted to continue. In his opinion, the r suit of such a consideration, at the same time dispassion- tairily tfrey had removed many objections, but stili that deliberation was necessary, an 1 that tkoagh there Was no Popish successor, it was impossible t » forget the attempts Which were formerly made to introduce that religion into the state, and arbitrary power into the country. He agreed with the Noble Earl in general points, but he could not allow that the present was the time most favourable to the mea- sure. Many impressions existed in tire breasts of re- spectable men, which were justly encreas ' d by the late conduct df the Catholics^ ill violation of the law. It would be necessary to consider what securities should be taken in order to provide for their admission into the Constitution without danger. Preparatory to this step, they would themselves see the necessity of sub- mitting to the law, and after they had shewn a dispo- sition to obey its dictates, they might then present the petitions in a sober, quiet tone, not insisting on the claim of right, but addressing arguments to rea- son. Then they might come here, not to bow down the Government before them, bat- in a dutiful, sub- missive, and legal manner, to implore from that au- thority to which they submit ( ahd'to which it is t! e interest of the Catholics as well as Protestants to su- nlit, as the best security for their properties, their li- berties, and their lives) the privileges for which they are anxious. The Marquis of LANSDOWNE observed, that if the Noble Marquis had argued in the Cabinet the r-. r:; fu- ments which the House had just heard, and with is much ability, the crmynality of his colleagues In the conduct which they had pursued, was rendered doubly criminal. He most cordially agreed with the Noble Marquis in the statement, that tiie rights of the Ca- tholics depended only on the safety with which their claims could be ceded, and that the moment tire n - cessity of their exclusion from a participation in the privileges of their countrymen ceased, that imyment their lights to such a participation commenced. But still more cordially aid he agree with the Noble Mar- quis ( Wellesley) in his argument, that it was not only just and reasonable to admit the Catholics to an equal participation of rights the moment they could be so admitted with safety ; but that nothing could be more fatal to the interests of the empire at iarge than to abstain from doing so. A great change had of late taken place in the sentiments ot the p - opie ot both Ireland and England on the subject of the Car tholic claims. Even in England there was a{, prc e t a much stronger disposition than formerly ti admit those claims. In Ireland a still stronger disposition of that nature existed. Those very Protestants inf Ireland, who had entertained the most unfavourable view of the objects of the Catholics, were unable to resist the impression produced, by a more intimate knowledge of their viitues. It was a general and a growing wish, among the Protestants, that their Ca- tholic brethren sh mld be admitted to a participation of equ d rights. He trusted that while the Irish Pro' testants thus cast off all prejudices against the Catho- lics, the English Protestants would not remain blind to their value, nor contimic to refuse those advantages which would be derived, on communicating to the Catholics a warm interest in the welfare of the em- pire. The law, as it at present stood, did not ex- clude from the enjoyment of rights the abandoned and unprincipled Athiest, > r the ignorant and con- firmed bigot; but it excluded that honourable class of society, who, having renounced every doctrine dangerous to the stats, were too conscientious to re- nounce the religion of their forefathers. The Eail of WKJTMOIH AN'I> was against the mo- tion. The Earl of MOIRA observed, that the Noble ate and manly, would be not only that the concession Li Earl had himself fallen into the inconsistency of of their claims would not endanger us, but that it ! which he accused others. He had deprecated ad discussion on the snbjeil, and at the same time had entered on an elaborate detail of the present state of Ireland. The question the Noble Earl had referred to would likely come before them iu another shape, and till then he should decline any particular animadversions. The Noble Lord had asked what was the objeifl of the Motion ; but the Motion itself *' as sufficiently explicit. It was for a Committee to inquire into the state of Ireland ; and the Noble Lord's speech was a sufficient proof, if any proof was wanting, th;; t snch an inquiry was highly necessary. The state of Ireland was now such that they must meet it, and apply, if po- sible, an adequate remedy. Whatever the Noble L'> td might have said of the present tranquillity of Ire- land, the s'ate of that conntrv, he contended, could no long.= r be disguised. The question' must now be fairly met, and no man could foresee the consequences. The Noble Lord in the green rib- bon had not sufficiently distinguished bet ween na- tural and political rights. Wi. h resoeft to thu former there could be no doubt, and With resps^ l to the latter they had an equal claim, from the inferest common to both countries. Feeling our- selves to be Britons, and animated by a British spirit, we ask if we are to stand in a community of interest, or to be excluded for ev, • from the privileges enjoyed by the other sul jeils of the Empire?—( Hear, hear!)— He denied that the Catholics of Ireland had attempted to operate on the fears of this country. They had always ad- dressed the. Legislature in terms of humility, and expetfed from your liberality what ihey might claim from your justice. If their Lordship re- fused the Catholics claims, he wished to remind them under what ci'cuinstances tl-. ey did so. In- volved in an expensive and hazaidous war, they" had to oppose a force that was under tlio direc- tion of a man who was capable of availing him. self of all his resources, and wfco would eave n. » jj means unemployed of weakening and annoying \ us Was this a proper hour to throw away haif our strength, and to add to the resources of the enemy by weakening ourselves ?—( Hear, hear !)•— If « ver there was a time for union and coopera- tion at home, it was the present. Would they throw off the breast- plate at the ver" moment ic was necessary to enter the lists ? They who ex- cited the clamour against Ireland would them- selves be mastered by it, when it would no longer be time to apply a remedy. What danger could there be to the Church of England from granting the Catholic claims ? The Church of England did not stand in need of the arm of force to sup. {• Fpr < oqtinuation set Second Page.) P° r£ would benefit us in oar most important struggle, and afford us an additional security in Church and State. He would not undertake to say with what conditions or with what securities it would be neces- sary to surround this grant, but he wished that it was given ; he wished it, because he conceived that the refusal of it was the principle which held their dis- contents so firmly together, which exposed them to the deceptions of designing men, and drew off their attentions from the advantages of the Constitution.— he meant to state it as his opinion, that the re- strictions under which the Catholics laboured at the present moment, embodied the whole of their force against the existing establishment, and that those who were in the army and in the navy, fighting the battles of their country, would be drawn to that country by a more fond and fervent attachment, if they were ren- dered competent to all the rank, and thereby to all the glory, which their heroism and their patriotism might deserve. ( Hear, hear!) He knew there were persons who said that if these requests were granted, greater would be urged, and he was aware that if tltey were not to act upon what might be termed an open field, they would exercise their judgments to better effect than the cramping and difficult incumbrance of present circumstances. But the true Statesman- like way of looking at it was through this latter medium. Did the Roman Catholic possess n6 political power ? No person who knew Ireland could say that he did not; but should he not be possessed of more ?, It was indeed necessary. It was the only means of averting the danger to which we were exposed ; and was it contrary to the Constitution ? The Catholics were admitted into ' the service of the Crown, and if they distinguished themselves in it, could it be said to be unreasonable to wish for the station they had deserv- ed ? It was not unreasonable— it was cruel and monstrous to suppose it so. So far from being un- reasonable, it was tiie natural effect of'natural causes ; it was rational— it was right. What! was it mon- strons to aspire to represent that property by which they elected ? Could any man say that this was n vicious wish ? Could any man deny that it was the natural impulse of a great mind, and the proper fountain of all those actions that exalt the characters of individuals and of countries ?— If the State saw that there was any danger, no man would be more forward to protect it than he, even by the enactment of those restrictions which he allowed to be evils in themselves. He would acknowledge tl'^ t he was not satisfied, tivat because there was no. Popish suc- cessor-— that because certain tenets formerly ascribed to the religion were abjured- by the Universities, they should therefore, without farther deliberation, accede to their demands, and admit them . into the bosom of the Constitution. It" they as!: ed to be admitted at once Upon such ground1-;, lie would ansv/ ei tha: cer , « I IIIIII IL M BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE. STATE OF IRELAND. ( In coniinua'ion from First Page.) port if. It had always applied to the reason and good sense of the people, and was founded on this broad and permanent basis. No Church had ever bem permanent that s- owd on any other founda- tion. None of those statutes that disqualified ' h? Catholics, could tend to ; he security of the church, while they were a source of constant hostility and j discord. Religions freedom was a privilege we boasted of, and the Church E- tablishment had jJ originated in this sentiment. Let a Church, so admirable for its purity, and so well constituted, be superior to the short- lived support that violence and persecution ever afford. Let it not rest itself j| On the arm of civil power, or its fate assuredly •! will be the same as that of other churches, that \ have sunk under the powerful influence of reason p and inquiry. He deprecated all procrastination in the present circumstances. The question pressed itself on their Lordships most serious consideration. He did not wish to adopt any hasty measures; but it was necessary immediately to adopt the best tr, pans of sntisfy; r,£ claims that bad been so often and so reasonably repeated. Should they delay the necessary remedy, they had nothing to look forward to but the ruin of the British empire. He hoped therefore, whefl the crisis came, they would then have wisdom enough left to drop, ge- neralities ; and if they continued to refuse What was asked, to say in what way it was that, grant- ing, the Catholic demands wa » to prove injurious to the Church of England. I" wunid he neces- sary to prove, that what was required for the safe- ty i f the whule empire was unsafe for the Estab- lished Church. There were two descriptions of opponents to the Catho%*< claims. The one would nuke no concession ; the other thought ^ he pre- sent an improper tirpe. He wished to know from the latter what reason they had for farther delay. He observed, that the best way to remove the irritation and suspicion which was complained of", was to treat then) kindly. Shew that you have confidence in them, and they will place confidence in you. He compared the condufl of the preset. t Government of Ireland to that which was pursu- ed towards Americ. A similar infatuation now prevailed, and proved that we were untaught by experience, and uninstrii& ed by adversity. After exeking smelly and injustice, the next step was to punish those who domplained. This was the natar. l progress of oppression, the true logic of tyranny. Instead of a course so fatal, he urged their Lordships to be no longer milled by delu- sims, which prevented them from adopting that measure which could alone knit together the hearts Lord opposed the ^ j of a, 1,1, population of the empir, : that measure Lord EioiKiNE and the Earl decidedly for it. Lord BUCKINGHAMSHIRE said, if the measure were adopted at the present period, it would seem as if they took advantage of the indisposition of the King, to attack the present establishment of Church and State. Earl G:: EY said, it had been contended, that these • concessions would he dangerous to the established Church, and therefore contrary to the coronation oatlt. When did this new light breakupon the Noble Earl ( Buckinghamshire) ? If the coronation oath required t: iat all disqualification should be continued ; if it was Veally a f|) ecies of treason to enter upon the discussion of a subject where the oath of the sovereign stood in the way of any alteration, he would ask the Noble Earl how it was, that he himself had not only sup- ported, but as a Minister of the Crown, recommend- ed the removal of these very disqualifications. ( Hear, hear!) The Noble I iarl, as he understood him, said, that the coronation oath stood in the way of the re- moval of the Catholic qualifications. If it did, he again asked how the Noble Earl had resisted that ar- gument wlrrn the other disqualifying statutes were re- pealed ? We had now to conteftd with the whole power of France, which at present influenced all Eu- rope ; nav we may say that France is, in fact, all Eu- rope ; and when we are to expect such an active and powerful enemy on our own shores, and now when it was . n^ cess. lry to have all ranks of persons united, you are endeavouring to cast off One great pait of the popula- tion, conristmg of upwards of four millions. We were also on the eye of a war with America ; and yet this is the time when VOH sUall ' endeavour to widen the breach between the. Catholics and. the Protestants. A war with America coupled with the present state of things in Ireland, toi imd a fearful combination of such magnitude, as to make any sraiement too stiong for the pirpos? of drawing to it the most serious and close attention Of that House. Upon the subject of the Vein, he had expressly advised that no allusions to it should bo made, hnt that the Catholics should consent to such arrangements as might be safely con- k Ceded, and should be deemed necessary by the Go- ; • eminent. This he had advised, and he would now i pro further ; he would speak out and say, that though ; he thought an unreasonable prejudice had existed *\ with respect to the concessions of the- Veto, vet so ( much stress had been laid on it, and so much had been j " written on the subject, that he could not hope to pro- pose i'r with success, and so far from considering it as ai sine ( jua non, he now thought no longer ot men- t cning it. TFie Eail of LIVERPOOL said, as to the conduct of the Government in Ireland, it was the universal opi- nion of that House, that a convention, stu b as was Sitting in Ireland, ought not to be allowed or coun tenanced. A meeting which was to consist of Ca- tholic Noblemen, Cathole Prelates, and other des- criptions of persons to the amount of more . than 300 men, was such as he should have thought would have al n nv. d all thinking men. What could be the pur- pose for which such an assembly could be convened ? Had not the Catholics for marry years past been al- lowed to present petitions? How had those petitions been treated ? Refused, it was true ; but as long as the House was not intimidated, their petitions were received with all respect ; for though there was a power in the House, there had never been an instance in which it had been moved that a Catholic petition should be rejected. Under all the circumstances of the ca"", ' it would have been a base dereliction of the Irish Government nor to have acted as they did ; and the Statute Book and the law itself would hare been a mocki- n had they done. less". He could not, there- fore, sec from these circumstances any ground for goiitg into a Committee. < s Lord GKKNVIM. R rose at five o'clock in the worn- j iff, audV^ an by stating, that the moderation and hu- r. nlity of the Noble Earl's ( Liverpool) speech, fornix ed h decided contrast with that strong spirit of big- otry and intolerance which distinguished his entrance i to office, when the worst passions of the people were « .: cited, ^ nd the nation disgraced by the scandalous " No Popery" cry excited by himself and his collea- gues ; his moderation would then have done him cre- dit, but the Catholics, he believed, entertained a very just sense of his Lordship's kindness. During the the entire of his Administration, he did not ' think they had received one act of kindness. He ( Lord G.) accused them of the deepest malignity and ran- cour to that body. His Lordship then entered into an explanation of the terms of the Convention Act. and contended that the word " pretence" could nut be synonimous with " purpose," and appealed to the Chancellor, who in a bill of his had introduced both words. The bill was of the name iniport, and introduced by his Lordship in 1796. He concurred with Lord. Grey in stating, that he had never regarded the'Veto as a sine qua von. He had expressly said in his letter, that it was an arrangement to which he attached no great importance ; and from the moment he learned that that measure, instead of conciliating, , had produced i'iitation, he abandoned it. He deui- i crowded at an early hour, in consequence of it ed that by removing the disabilities which afreet the || u— -—- » — « —' v: u Catholics, any security would be taken from the Esta- ji Wished Church. On the contrary, he should- regard 1 the very measure proposed, the full concession of the j Catholic claims, to be Use highest security tliat*" cclild , W given to the Church Establishment of tlcf United i Kingdom. The question w as every'day btcoiti- j would give to the Protestant a secuiily, which he never could obtain by oppression, while it would ensure the attachment of the Catholic, by present- ly ing to him the charter of his emancipation. FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE. S tT PPL E ME XT TO THE LONDON* GAZETTE. WAR DEPARTMENT—. ftOWNING- STRKET, FEB. I. A dispatch, of which the following Is an extract, has been this Hay rceeive-. l by the Karl of Liverpool, from Genera! Lord Viscount Wellington, dated Gallegos, Jan. 15. 1812. We have continued our operations against Ciudad Rodrigo since I addressed you on the 9th instant— We opened our fire from 22 pieces of ordnance in three batteries in the first parallel yesterday afternoon ; and we opened our approach to, and established our - selves in our second parallel, 150 yards from the place, last night. This measure has been facilitated by Lieutenant General Graham having surpi ised the enemy's detachment in the Convent or Santa Cruz,, close to the body of the place, on tile night of tiie 13th. The right of our approaches was protected and secured by this operation. Maj.- Geo. the Hon, C. Colville, who commands the 4th division in the ah. sence of the Hon. Lieut.- Gen. Cole, likewise attack- ed the enemy's post in the Convent of San Francisco, last night, and obtained possession of post, and of the other fortified posts in the suburb, where our troops are now lodged. Our left is protected and secured by this operation. Two pieces of cannon were taken in the Convent of San Francisco. Prepa rations to a certain- extent are making at Salamanca, for the movement of troops in this direction ; and I have reports, that troops were to be collected at Sala- manca on this day. We have, till now, had very fine weather, and the troops have suffered hut Uu| b from exposure to it- 1 enclose the return of casualties. Return of ths loss between the JOlli and 14- th Jan- uary, at Ciadad Kodngo :— On the 10th, 1 captain, 6 rank and ' lie killed j and 1 S" i jeant and 31 rank and file wounded. On the 11th, 3 privates killed ; 5 serjeants, and 31 . rank and file wounded. On the 12tl » , 1 Serjeant, 3 piivatos killed; 1 Major, 3 Lieu, tenants* and 33 rank and file wounded. On tiie 13th, 3 rank and file killed ; 2 seijeatits, and 19 pri- vates Wounded. On the 14- th, 1 Serjeant, and 6 rank and file killed ; 1 Lieutenant 1 Ensign, and 67 rank and file wounded-— Total Br itish loss, 1 Captain, 2 serjeants, and 21 rank and file killed ; 1 Major, 3 Lieutenants, 1 Ensign, 6 seijeants, and 179 rank and file, wounded.— Total Portuguese loss, 5 rank and file killed; and I Lieut, and 3.5 rankand ( ile woundsd. Names of Officers kiiled and wounded Capt. Ross, R. Engineers, killed on the 10th.— WounJed on the 12th, Major Grey, 2J batt. 5th foot; Lieut. Mathews, 2< i bait. 83d foot, severely; Lieut.' Bogue, 9kh foot, slightly ; Lieut. Benicoe, 19th Portu- guese, slightly.— Wounded on the 14- th, Lieut. Hun- ecken, 1st. batt. line, K. G. Legion, lost both legs ; Ensign Whitte, slightly N. B. Lieut. Hawkesley, 95ih, wcimdid qn the 8th< since dead. trkt in the City of Dublin, in the General Ca- tholic Convention; and after a patient and so- lemn trial of four, days, you have been, upon clear, conc usive, and uncondradicted evidence, found guilty. Indeed, your own Counsel, err. i- || nentiy qualified to . make the. most. of any case, ! i seemed, from the beginning to hjve abandoned and admitted this fact; for instead of controvert- ing that fact, which was not committed in a cor- ner, tjiey confined your dcfence, first, to a chal- lenge of the array, which, - after two days discus- sion, proved false in its foundation, and malig. nant in its nature ; secondly, to an endless and tiresome course of unavailing and irrelevant crpss- examination ; and lastly, to certain nonsuit points, jj ev, iding; the truth and merits of the . case— certain variances . between^ the indictment and the evi- dence, which being submitted to the Judges, were unanimously, and without hesitation, held by them to be immaterial, and were over- ruled. jj or " The aft of which you stand convifted h is jj ca been declared and enaffed by the Legislature a high misdemeanor, not for being in its own nature contrary to any principle of honesty, morality or justice, but ( or wise political reasons, namely be. cause ( in the words of the Statnt") " the el » c « tion of representative assemblies may be used to serve the ends officious and seditious persons, to the violation of the public peace." The Siatute therefore first J » cl< ir*^ r » nd enadls, " that all Re. '{• presentative Bodies, all Delegates for public mat- ters, are unlawful assemblies," and provides that even the pretence of petitioning, whether ttue or false, the most constitutional or specious of all purposes, shall not serve to cloak the proceeding. The statute then proceeds in the wise spirir of pre- caution to arrest the offence in. the v£ ry first steps [ j of its- march, and it enafts, that the primary or constituent meeting, the voting or aSing at such primary meeting— nay, even the publishing a no- tice of such intended primary meeting, shall he a high mis- demeanoiir ; and this, before it is possible to say what the conduft of the future eleiled as- sembly will be. In a word, the pretence of petition- ing forms no competent ingredient of this offence; i it is the construflion of constitution, and not the conduft or objrft of strch an assembly which the Statuteoiakes the criterion of its legality or illegali- ty. It ii not the province of the Bench to vindicate the Legislature, but it would be easy to shew, that there is- no hardship in this statute; it, restrains alike the Pro'. estant and the Catholic; it dues not controvert a ' ingle principle of the Constitution.' By a superabundant" caution, it saves the sacred right of Petition, leaving it in tire same precise $ hut the case henceforward will be widely differ- j: day to the task.— He himself, at the request of | ent— bene forward no subject of the land whether j; his Noble Friend, rose to pei form the promise, and ( Protestant or Catholic, can say, that he violates jj he fe. lt that he'onuhr to apologize for assijmin'jt a if the law inadvertently, and v'thout notice , every !> du » y 10 which his talents were so much less coiri- ji future infraction of this statute, as it will be wil- j| | fuj and contumacious, so it must b^ risked with this most exemplary punishment. " Before I close, allow me to recommend, Sir, to yon, and through yoo,' to the Catholic body, ' the sage counsel of their best adviser and their cordiil friend, the Soliciror- Generai. I a^ ree im- coirr- petent. The purpose for which he rose, was to submit to the attention cfibe House, a motion for a Committee to- ia. ke into consideration the present s a. e of frelSn'S,— a country who= e importance to this, in * very resp.' ft, it was not necessai y for him to elucidate, hut the growing discontei's of which were written in characters so broad and at traffics „ , . „ Ito t ie nublic eve, as t< » - render any det. iil of them pBehW with him, that- th « Cathj) Uc cause^ u^ not to « puh. 0 ^ , ^ • ^ so mischievous an enemy , , L ! feature of these discontents was. the rsrsnt lis- tion- hat nnlawfil assembly had o. vertede fea tur ^ Government of Ireland public mind from the t- ue question, and be ore || P « l « . - . . . IS confidential leaders of LONBO^, JfujiJf/ t;. February 3. STATE OF THE KING*. HEALTH. " Wimlsor Oa « ile, Feb. 1. " Hi* Majesty continue.! nearly in the v. me * t » £ e in which he was last wt^ k " ( Signea sw befor « .) Yesterday, at 2 r. M arrived at Cowes, in the. l ie of Wight, the United States sloop of war, Hornet, from Cherbur^ h, wiih Mr. Wm, Porter and Mr. Alexander Henderson, bearing public Dispatches from Mr. , loe! Barlow, in Paris, ( 6 Mr. Russell, the American Minister, in L « t> don, We regret to add, that they announce, lhat Va- lencia fell on the 1 l; b January, by capitulation. General Blake and O'Donnell, with a number of other distinguished Officers, and several thousand troops are prisoners. On the news reaching Paris, Bonaparte instantly created and proclaimed Suchet Due D'AIbuluera. Advices have been received at the Admiralty, bringing the gr atifying intelligence of the capture of another French frigate in the Mediterranean, by his Majesty's ship Eagle, of 71 guns, Captain Rowley. 7 A vessel, having made the quickest passage from Cururina ever known, has brought Papers from tire' ce « f as late a date as the 28th ult. con- taining a report of the Surrender of Cuidad Ro. drigo on the 19th. The- French are evacuating Asturias with great precipitation. COURT OF KING'S BENCH, DUBLIN. The Court of King's Bench this day was much being understood that Mr. Kirwan would be brought up for judgment. That gentleman be- ing brought up accordingly, Judge Day address, ed him to the following effect ML Thomas Kirwar— You have been tried up- on an indictment found against you upon the Statute of the 33d of the King, commonly call- ing more pressing, ilnd could net be long delay- if cd the Convention Act, for having voted and ed. Their Lordships would soon have to. direfl ; acted in the Flection of Delegates to represent i . to it all their attention and all tmtftmi- [• the'Roinan Catholic inhabitants © f a certain dis. plight and condition, a5 when asserted at the glo. riou* Revolution, by the Bill of Rights. Thus that inestimable and unalienable privilege of a free people have been expressly secured alike to all the sefls of Ireland, whether Protestan.', Presbyterian, or Catholic, in the same purity and perfection in which it is enjoyed by our tellow- ssbjefli of Eng- land— and, for myself, I own I do not desire to nv; ve in a wider sphere of civil and political 11- b- rty than tlia: high- minded and intelligent people are contented to enjoy. " In England, where a clear conception and a noble j. dlousy of their righ's and privileges are known to prrs • the - tfVj'. e mass of the people in their wilde< t excesses of freedom, assemblies < f this description arc never thought of— these con- ventions and congresses, and other assemblies for- mally elcfted to represent trreat bodies, are exclu- sively of Ir ish growth, and have always been plain- ly calculated to overawe the P„ rliamrnr, to con- trol its deliberative faculty, anei to brave and brow- | beat the Government. Such was the Dungatv non Convention in 1793— such the Volunteer Con- vention of 1782^- such the Catholic C invention assembled at Kilkenny in 161- 2, composed pre. cisely of the same materials as the present Catho- lic Convention— of Peers and Prelate;, and of County and C'ty reoresenta'ives, who commenc- ed thtir labours with solemn professions of hu- mility and moderation ; and ended in forming themselves into a Parliament and assumjng the funclions of a Legislature. Such assemblies as they are, the representatives of d - contentment, be- come, by an easy and natural transition, the mi- nisters of sedition. I am persuaded, from the weil- ktiown persons! character of some leading individuals of the C^ nvantion, that they have en. tered into it with the most innocent and even vir- tuous views, and tha" they would be the last to haibonr any design against our Constitution— that gtori-. us Constitution, which every individual of them has sworn to protefl in Church and State.— But it is in the nature of man, when he once passes the limits of the iaw, to forget soon his first motive of action, and often to launch into excesses and extravagancies, at the hare mention of which, his heart at fir » c would have recoiled wiih horror. Turbulent and lotld- congyed politicians, whose trade is declam ^ tio. fii an 1 whose m rive is not re- ligion but ambition, soon command and domineer at such assembli-' s : the light and worthless, like chaffj rise to the suurCica, and « O< HI acquire an AIR cendancy, while ' hose of intrinsic weight and rling value, sink t< » the bottom and disappear. " Under thsse circnm.; Unces the Government!, in dicharge of its prime and most imperious trust, have stepped out seasonably, and with a laudable energy, to arresr the impending danger, but with an energy not more laudable and efficient than the moderation and conciliatory spirit which they have since dispia/ ed. The Attorney- C- eneral hav- ing obtained upon two several occasions the de- liberate construction of the Court, upon the Statute in question, feels himself at liberty to indulge the well knowu mildness of his natur. e, and the mag- nanimous moderation of his Government, and has entered a Noli Prosequi upon the several other depending cases; he has done this too, unclogged by any disparaging terms or conditions, confiding implicitly in the loyalty and good sense of the C. i- tholic Convention, that they will bow with becom- ing and respectful submission to the law, as now expounded ; expounded, it i* true, by a fallible judicature, but still the established law of the land, as thus expounded, until the decision shall be re- reversed by the dernier resort. Before this the first judicial construction of that statute, it was but fair to prefume, that the Catholic body acted in mere error and not nndcr a wilful and perverse misconstruction of a law, upon which some able and virtuous men had entertained a conscicntious difference of opinion, and therefore, every ante- 1 cedent violation, it was a wise conciliatory and BELFAST COURSE OF EXCHANGE, & c, Fat. " J.— Belfast on London ( 21d » .) 7$ per cent. Belfast on Dublin ( 61 ds.) 1 p- t cent. Belfast on Glasgow 7 per cent, / nun, y. m 31 — S J pel" cent Gov. 0eb. 73£ 5 per cent. Ditto t01-£ Etrar. im, Jav. St.— 3 per cent. Consols( SCy Jax. 31.— Dub. on I. oi). 8 § | 7aV. 31 Lon on Dub. 9j ARRIVED. MAILS SINOi? oua LA8T. DUE 3 . Bv Oo'NAOiU » « » 0 2 3F DUBLIN 0 Saturday, February 8, IS 12. The London Papers of the Sd contain farther Dispatches from Lord " WELLINGTOK, detailing his Lordship's progress in the siege of Ciudad Rodrigo, and various private accounts positively state its iut rendar to have taken place on the 19ih of January." We shall be happy to be enabled to confirm this agreeable intelligence. The fol- lowing are the latest articles we have received re- lating to this subject : PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE. London, Monday Night, Feb. 3. REPORTED SURRENDER OF CIUDAD RODRIGO. By the Hermes schooner, which ha* reached the om- porr from Corunna, we have Diaries to the 28 th, and Letters to the 29th ult. ( Wednesday last). In the former it is stated positively that Ciudtd liodtigo is taken. Acccptable as the in- telligence would be, we cannot hastily give credit to it, and particularly because Government have made w communication to that effedl, although dispatches have been received by this opportunity from Sir II. Douglas. The form in which, through another channel, we have received this report is, that four days after the batteries were opened, a prafticable breach was effected, and that on the next day, the 19ch, the place was taken by storm. The loss on the side of the English is given at 1200 in killed and wounded, and the pri- soners, consisting of the garrison remaining after the coriflifl, computed at 12,50 men. Our letters both of the 27th and 28th of last month, mention the complete evaflaation of Astu- rias, as well as the tov. as. of Gijon andOviedo, by the French under Bonnet. Whether thty retreat- ed to the East towards Santandar, or to the South towards Astorga, is not mentioned. It is pro- bable that on account of the inenrsion of Lord Wellington, this assistance would be wanted in the south of Leon. SECOND EDITION. By a vessel arrived at Liverpool from Oporto, which sailed the 25 h ult. we learn that Ciudad Rodrigo was taken by assault on the evening of the 19th. General Crawford and another General Officer were wounded.—• Dublin- Corftspmdent. The following anticipation of the Mail of the 4th, we have from the Dublin Prints of Thursday last. In our Paper of Monday next, we shall pro- bably be enabled to publish the interesting Debate on the Catholic claims. STAT!< OlMRF. LAXp. Lord MORPETH rose to call the attention of the House to a question, which he conceived to be, p.* this moment, of the most vital import- ante to the security, the happiness, and the ex- istence of the British Empire. It was in the re- collection cf the House, he said, that a notice had been given some time shice, by a Noble Friend of his, of his intention to bring forward a " motion ( upon this subject; unfortunately, however, al- | though that notice was postponed on a farmer !; : di- rptrte in which he the question of Catholic Emancipation can be di cussed, the Laws and Constitution, which this assembly has invaded, must be vindicated. It is !; Government of that c not through the w.' unded sides of the Constitution, or over the trampled laws » -. f the land, that they can hope tn gain a passage fo the Temple of Li- berty. It is not by an intemperate course, calcu- lated to ercite the alarm in every rcfleftim; mind, that they can hope to astuage the prejudiced— to strengthen their friends— or to persuade the Le- gislature that their claims are either expedient or justified. If that brilliant combination of elo- quence, good- humour, and sound sense, which was poured out upon the Wbjeft ; if that, fascinating display of every thing that an highly gifted head, and an amiable heairt could suggest, has jailed to conciliate the Catholic body, or to open their eves j to their true interests, the right road which they i should pursue, and to their best friends, why then j it is in vain to od', r thern adrnoni' ion, though one | rose f > r that purpose from the dsad. But I do i not so despair of them. The C > urt ent- rtains the j most sanguine hope that this Art of Parliament, j which had never before been awakened into aft ion j will he allowed to resume its long slumber in the j Statute- book:, and in that hope have resolved to infliifl upon you'a nominal punishment ; feeling it, however, to. be their duty to express their most marked reprobation of certain slanderous praflict* in the conrse of your defence, but particularly of your affidavit; which, though circulated in conge- nial Papers with all the triumph of truth, was found to be so false and scurrilous as to be ordered off the fiie, atrd not allowed to pollute the records of the Court. " The sentence of the Court is, that yo « , Tho. irras Kirwan, be fined one mark, and discharged." — net rts Catholic p- iiMil !!•!>;>— a sincerely regretted to seethe • mn'ry eitgag--?, riasrmcii as their opposition semed aho to fee d: reifted, not only against ihe general sens - fif ihe great bulk of the population, but that of the gteat l. rndtd inte- rest of Ireland, Protestant as well as Catholic, fc was » carcely necessary for him now to repeat the. ground « f thisr di- pirtc, or to trespass cn the Hc ti - e by any detail of its progress. The claims of too Catholic Gentry for admission to heir share in tha privileges of tliar C'msfittiti in, to whicft ibegiea : bulk ot the lessir order had long been admitted, was the unhappy grotHivf wo; k of -. he present c h4 test. The petitions of the OathoKc G+ ntry, and >&" » of landed proper ty, had been s> frequently sub- mitted to that IlbiW, and so frcq- l nrly and s • ably and amply discussed by the legislature, that it was scarcely possible toxller any new aigr.. inent, or cast any new light. upo; i the question. Still, however, there were those who, notv., tb- 4 s'anding the palpable and urgent neceuity K>( b.'- nishing every cause of dptre. vic divisi- ui in Ir< « land, andof uniting the hand> and hearts of eytry class of subjefls for our common defence, yet were still inexorably opposed to. tie s rlii V, ilu - » ,. icitatidn% of the Catholics, upon grounds of ohjefliin which had been over and over again refuted, and which he had hoped would long- since have given to the wher policy of uniting the affoSicns of ail the people, and of depriving ihe enemy of every expedition which he might have formed tiponoW domestic divisions, and the consequent weakness which might be ejpecled to flow therefrom.— It had been argued that ihe concessions cLitried bf the Catholics could net be acceded to v. iii.^ i: danger to a Protestant Church and Constitution » it had been urged, lhat the ultimate objed of il ar Caiholics was, to crtfl a Popish hierarchy upon the ruins of the Protestants. But he contended, that no feature of such a purpose had ever ap- peared either in the loyalty of the Catholics, of Ireland, now for more than a century, nor did they seek more than that which must be the na- tural wish of every loyal native strbj £ f in tha realm, and which had been fairly earned by illeir irreproachable conduit as a people. It was unnecessary, at this time of day, to go over the topics of the Council of Trent, and the Council of Lateran, or the prejudiced argument* that had bsen formed on suppositious doctrines of the Catholic Church. These doctrines were mast amply disclaimed and refuted, and out- dli mca thi » moment with Catholic States, e. nJ c.- ii • nintarjr exertions in their defence, were in further refuta- tion of such notions. It had heen s tid that a Catho- lic Convention was sitting in Ireland, in defiance of the Law and the Government; but di- t should be no argument with hint against the injustice! and oppression which led to such Conven ion.— It had been said also that no strength could accrue to this country from granting the Cathe ' c claims, which he did not already possess, aixi that a Catholic soldiery would feel no additional zeal by being commanded by Catholics any more than by Protestants. But they knew li'ile of human nature who could make such an unfounded a set- toon, or be insensible to the ardour which nru t inspire any set of men, in finding their religious faith was no longer a barrier against their promo- tion to the highest commands. The Noble Loi 1 went over a variety of other topics, and conclud- ed by moving tor a commit ee, to take into con- sideration the present state of Ireland. The Marquis of Tavistock Seconded the niot; on. Mr. Canning, Lord Geo. Grcnville, Mr. Her- bert, Sir A. Pigolt, Mr. Pole, and Mr. Sheridan, spoke upon the motion ; the last Member I e o e finishing, moved an adjournment, whi universal saiisfaclion. hich gave PACKET BY EXPESS. Chronicle Office, Thursday Morn'mr, " o'Ckcl. We stop the press to acknowledge the arnva , at this office, of London Papers of Thursday I St.— They are chiefly filled with the interesting debate on the state of Ireland, which we shall endeavour to do justice to in our next. They also contain the French Official Accou; t of the CAPTURE of VALENCIA. It fell by capitulation on the 9th of January, and the whole • of the Spanish army, accounts say 20,000, surren- dered prisoners of war . Suchet has been created Duke of Albufera. night, the pressure of a recent, domestic calamity still weighed so heavily on the feelings rf, hij jiut pclicy to ovklook and to consign t9 oblivion 1| NpWe Fiiend, as tp render iiirn incompetent this Several Articles are un& volJabty fa » tti, uei. isv: iiJ? i\ sr' sm p ise « Tht coppered and armed brig Britannia, AK.- rdeep, for I. ondori, ani Neptune, DaVidaon, for Liverpool, sail fi nr fnir wind. The armed brig- Vara*, Pendleton, for London, is ! ci- tf- i ing, to sail in a few day,. j The coppered and armed brig Levant, M- Kilvbiii, i « load in£ at London for this port, to sail first lair \ v n 1. Tile Cunningham Boyie, Hell, sails first fair wii. d [ v - Liverpool. The Swift, Neel, » ail » for Bri- t ' 1 ; n a few days. The [ liana, M'Calhtm, for Glasgow, clears to- dsy and sails to- morrow morning. The Hawk, M'Cormick, is loading for Glasjow, to a- i! in a few * ays. The Bee, Rankin, from hence for Dublin, arrived jufe Grh in< t. and lo ids for this port. The Margaret & Nancy, Galbraith, is loading M Glai. gow for Beilaft. The Antrim, Dam son, from Jamaica to Eelfast, lra » been upoltcii off Cork, and ii daily1 expected. AK arvBD. Triti n, Sl. efry, from New- York, l, gSS hfuis. S-' i har. ri> . FUxseed, 210 batre'i » A » he>. 8 « ve » , I0( 2" t » r: vl. K-.... J £ iii MLFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE EIGHT NIGHTS ONLY TII£' SECOND . SUBSCRIPTION BALL For the Benefit of the Pupils of TIMS 3KIS13 MAliP SOCIETY, TILI, be held in ('.-: EXCHANGZ- ROOMS, on TUES- 7 J DAY Evening the 11th instant. Ladies' in draw for Places, and Dancing to- commence at NINE o'Clock. CORTLAND M. SKINNER, Esq.") - , THOMAS J. ANDREWS, Esq. j - Mr. HULL, M. ister of the Ceremonies. No Person can be admi ted bin Subscribors, or those who have extra Tickets from Subscribers.— Strangers and Officers of the Garrison, by applying to either of the Stewards, can be accommodated with extra rickets for the Evening. ( 51S FINE LAWNS STOLEN. "|| 3! VK PISCES that had only get their first boil, were JL Stolen Out of the upper Bleach- Green of Messrs. M'C.* NCiS and SruuEPe last night.— A Reward of FOR TV POUNDS Will be paid for proof, that wiil convicfc the offender or offenders, private iiifofmacion will be well rewarded by the lit!, fa. tan/ Lid- urn lileaebrri' Asmcijlicn. WM. THOMPSON, TREASURER. F. Vuarv 5. ' ( 514 LIT ILK RICH ' LOTTERY, Two Prizes of £< 20,000. AND CONSISTING Or ONLY 8,000 TICKETS, To be ail Drown 1 Sih February, 1812. Married. Snndsy last, at Castlecomer, in the county of Kil- kenny; Lieutenant WILLIAM STOCK, of the Dublin Militia, ( r. ephe. v to the Bishop of Waterferd), to Miss G » EGOKR, d- ug/ uer of Do& or Gregory, of Leighlin- bridge, county of Carlow. j 2ilh January, 18! 2. ! ' IT'HE Suiiscaiai'KS have just arrived SIX CAFiClOES i L of SLA 1 iiS, c « » suting of | Imperial Milt Tons, Common Tons, Duchess, Ciunth , ]| Lao'?, and DrJles ; ' J Which, with GOOD PINE TIMBER, O^ X, KARD- j! WOOD, Pl. il NK, SPARS. DEALS, &,; d th.- ii usual Supply ( ![ of BUILDING MATERIAL.'-, SCOl'CU V-' ALT! N( it! c |{ LIVERPOOL COALS, % ujr will sell- on moderxtrTerms. 4S9)' SAMUEL MAY 3i CO. AN3J) liOWl: S, HpHE MECHANIC THEATRE, EXCHANGE ROOM ! L will be closed on SATURDAY EVENING, 15th February instant. No Kxhibitiyn on TUESD AY EVENING the 11th mst. being the HART BALL Night. N. 8. A DAY EXHIBITION on FRIDAY the 14th Instant, f497 By Authority of his Grace the DCIKE of RICHMOND. I 5TULL & STEWART have received, per the NEP- .1 : 1 TUNE, Fowling Piece.:, MttshHs, Carabines, Blundefbavsf's. vtul Piatt Is „• Whicfi, with real DARTFORD ihd BATTLE 05 UN- POWDER and PATENT SHOT, they are authorized to Vend. They are largely supplied with CUTTLERY, HARD- WARE, JAPANNED; PLATED, and BRASS GOODS, P S. SftiTiis'- Waaic, of every description, riiariufi& ured — and FIKE- AHMS, repaired. On the 6th inat » t Lisllnn, Mrs. ARCUBOLD, BELFAST EXPORTS, In the Week ending the 6th inst. J; tr Jamaica.-— S0.303 yards i . inen— 1 59S yards Calico— 1,338 barrel* Pork— 216 bar- els Bfeef— 43 casks Ham- — - 91 casks Tongues— II cask, Fish—. 50 kegs Lard— 70 hampers Potatoes— 2 boxes So id— 7( ii) lioxrs Candies -** 10 cask* Sa is— i b* x Linen Thread. Weekly Skipping end C'riyt;~: inl List. FLAXSEED, TOBACCO, ASHES, AND COTTON WOOL. 100 Hogsheads New- Tori FLAX- SEED, 40 Hogsheads Virginia LEAF TOBACCO, 90 Barrels POT, and 44 Ditto PEARL ASHES, Now landing, which, with a few Bales COTTON WOOL, • rid 20 MATS best ALICANT BARILLA, will be sold on reasonable Terms, by THOMAS BELL, 470) ' 34, North- street. . . . LANDS FOR SALE, IN THE COUNTY OF DOWM. / ipHP. ESTATE of BLEARY an.! HALLYN/ iG-' L RICK, the Property of W. i. MAC AMA « I, hn| formerly adyertiseJ in this Paper. Application to be made to Mr. R. M. U"\ A MARA Gilford, who will furnish R, » u.. is, and j; irr Mj titan Information to Persons imtnxbie to Purclia'— J no, GEORGE CROXIKR, Esq. Dominkk- st rest, Dabl. n IRISH ALE AND PORTER. T ET no prejudice against the manufacture of Inland pre- A. A vent the Public from nuking trial of BELLINSHAM'S ALE and PORTER, Now on Sale at No. 10, DONEOALL- S r a Eir, where it can be had in Wood and Bottle, tqual, if not superior, to any British imported article, and on more reasonable Terms'. A Quantity Jways on^ han*, of a peculiar strength, adapt- ed for exportation to the West Indies, 6. C. No. 10, DONPOALL- STRE£ T, 7 Belfast, Jan. 2k, 1812. J ( 453 SCHEME. 2 Prizes of £ 20,000 are « ? 40.000 2 4,00ft » , 0o0 4 |,<* W 4 000 6 400 2,400 8 100 £ 03 isc. WHOLE - nC! iETS, HALVES, QUARTERS, EIGHTHS, AND SIXTEENTHS, In a Variety of Numbers, are now for Sale, from CallwelCs Fortunate Office, NO. 28, COLLtrtE- GRtEK, At ARCHER & WIRLING'S, BELFAST. ( 506 ATTRACTIVE LITTLE LOTTERY, OK 8000 TICX^ TS ONLY. Upwards of Sixteen Hundred Prizes, AND TWO OF « £- 20,000! ! ! Sals will onh/ continue 14- Day:, as the tuhol: will le Drawn on the 1 Hlh February. PERSONS adventuring in the present RICH LITTLE LO'l TERY, who wish to obtain Tickets direct from the Contra& or, are requested to be very sgeedy in their application to THOMAS WARD, Wlit SOLa AND PAID THE LAST CAPITAL PRIZE SHASSD IN IRELAND, VIZ. NO. 2717, A PltlZB Of I*! 000. N. B, All Prizes purchased at THOS. WARD'S Office are paid as soon as presented, though not pa> abte by Go- v- rnmciiL for Two Months after the Drawing. 495/ No. 15, High- street, Belfast, Feb. 4. NOTICE. In the Matter of "} " pill*' OR K- Af/ IKS. IUBT W MAHT . IHHR hl- CeACKEN, ( I Di :' OKS Bankrupts. ! of jaii B W- v. . .. •>— — - » rup'ts. aie in- formed, that the COMMISMONZU3 have fixed THURSDAY tbe. tSth d « y of February instant, to receive luKher proof of Debts, and to make a fin d Diyidend of sail . Bai; kr;> pi.' Estate. RAMSEY & GARRETP, Agents. Belfast, F binary 1, ( IT) BELFAST F1R" T ENGLISH SCHOOL, NO. 24, CHURCH- STREET. yVTlLLIAM GOYER, liegs leave to inform the Parents ') ) of tbo- e Children who attended the ENGLISH CLASS of his late' Father, that Ins SCHOOL OPENS THIS DAY for their reception, at TEN o'clock. He solicits their friendship and pat o. iage on this occa- sion, and assures them-, that every attention will be paid to- wards forwarding the Boys in the knowledge of the ENG- LISH LANGUAGE. His House being contiguous to the Academy, is therefore conveniently situated for such Young Gentlemen as attend the Classical and other Departments there, and bra hours of Teaching will be made to correspond. Eellast, February S. N- B. Morning Class, for Young Ladies, from tight to Half after Nine.— Evening Ditto, from Four to Half- past Five. , ( 180 NEW GARDEN SEEDS. \ TARGAKET ROIilNSON ( opposite the Sugar- house, WJL Waring- street) has this day landed from LONDON, via LIVERPOOL, per ; he Fanny, Captain MARTIN, her usual extensive Assortment of Garden and Flower Seeds, Early Peas and Beans, Hemp, Rape, and Canary Seeds; With BASS MATS, and every Article suitable to the Sea sou. Those Seeds may be relied on as new and genuine, ind shall be sold on the most reasonable Terms. 4S- 2; Belfast, February 3, 1312. FLAXSEED, TALLOW, & c. CRAMSIE, CONNOR & CLELAND, are at present Landing, Russian Candle Tallow, New- 2' orl Flaxseed, and a few Hogsheads Jamaica Sugars, FOA SALE, WITH Leaf. Tobacco— Brazil Tallow, New- York Pot'd Pearl Ashes, Bleachers' Smalts, & Alicant Barilla. Tbey daily expefl a supply of prime Manx RED HER- RINGS. ( 491) * February 4. NEW- YORK CARGO. WHS l « » u> ui « i. Unlink for Sale, tha CARGO ft L the Ship TRITON, just arrived from the above port consisting of the lollowing Goods, viz. 1,142 Hhds. New New- York Flaxseed, 212 Barrels first sort Pot Ashes, 10,000 White Oak Barrel Stairs, 1,800 — Ilhd. Ditto, 1,000 — Heading. Apply to THOS. S. FANNING, TOMS'S QJAV. February 4. ( 489 $,^ OLD and Shared, in the last two LOTTERIES, the lO> following Prizes: 1 of =£ 20000 1 of ^ 5,000 1 of £ J 8,000 1 of ,0 ; Q 1 of 2 of j£ 2, OCO And. 5 of =£ 1,000. And in all former Lotteries, for many years past, an immense pioportit. ii of all the Capital Prizes. Mr. lilSH'S truly Fortunate Sbarei, duly stamped, are now on Sale, by hii special appointment, at the Office of T. JO DDE RICK, No. S7, College- Green, DUBLIN, at the following Prices, Irish'Currency. Six; eenths...=£ l, 7u 6s. I Quarter...£ 5. lOi. Eighths £ 2, \ 5s OJ. | Half £ 11, Oj. The above pi ices are published, to protedl purchasers, re- siding in the country, from a regular system of imposition prailised oti them by some Offices in Dublin, charging en- ormous prices to their country correspondents, at the same time they are selling in their Offices in this City at consider- ably reduced rates.— Correspondents remitting Bank Notes for the full amount ef their orders, and paying the postage, will meet every attertron, none others answered. THOMAS TCDDERICK, Stock- Brokcr, NO. 37, COLLESB- GRITN, DUBLIN. Drawing commences, 18th February, 1812. ( 507 WHISKEY. r- f\ 1jp) UNCHEONS, of prime Quality, for sal- by the > J\ J J| 7 SUBSCRIBERS, which, with every Artii le in the WHOLESALE SPIRI T LINE, will be disposed of un reasonable terms. JOHN & JAMES BENN. 78, North- street— Belfast, Jan. 29. . ( ( 453 1 7VTONTRF. AL and NEW- YORK POT and PEARL | I iM- ASHES, first Brands, and excellent order, with j choice NEW HOPS, in Pockets, for Sale by JAMES CUNNINGHAM & CO. I Belfast, Jail. 24. ( 418 ! i WANTED, AFEW BLEACHERS, by JOHN HOW. Green- Castle, February 4. ( 49- 1 NEW AMERICA'S POP ASHES, GEORGE LANGTRY tf CO. AVE just received, diretJl from NEW- YORK, perth* J- lL Ship Protection, 150 Barrels, of first Quality, in fine or- der, and of the latest Manufacture, Which ihey will ( ell on reasonable terms. 422) Belfast, January 24. WANTED IMMEDIATELY, * / A" L U M C, A N, AN APPREN TICE to ; he APOTHECAIIT BUSINESS.— Application to be made at Mr. JAMES ROWAN's, Druggist, Belfast. 493) Lurgan, February 3. RJPHE SUBSCRIBERS, Passengers in the Ship TtiUn, from 1 NEW- YORK, request Captain SHS. RRV to accept of their sincere Thanks, for his polite sod friendly attention to their cemfort and accommodation during th » Passage, and would wish at same time, to express to him th** ir high seme of his skill and vigilance in navigating the Vessel. February 3, 1812. JOHN GRIEVE. THOMAS S. FANNING. 487) WILLIAM CAMPBELL. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, Per Account 0/ tie Underwriters, on SATURDAY the 8th Fe- bruary. ai No. 26', James'/- strict, precisely at ONE 0 Clock, A'Y pONS ST. UBES SALT, damaged on board the JL Jane bradfoot, JOHN Cu rciieoN, Master, strand- , ed rti Ramsey Bay, Isle of Man, on her passage from Cork to this port. At same time ami place will be Sold by Auction, a qu n- ' tity of well- seasoned PIPE and PUNCHEON STAVES and PUNCHEON HEADINGS— Terms at Sale. WILLIAM PHELPS. Belfast, January 53. ( 458 AUCTION OF OAK BARK. To be Sold by Auction, at Mar, on MONDAY, the 10/ J Feb- ruary next, at TWELVE t! Clock, ALARGE PARCEL of ENGLISH OAK BARK, of an Excellent Quality. It will Ve put up in Lots agreeable to the Bidders, and - approved Bills, on Dublin or Beliast, will be taken in paj- ment, at four months date. 457) January SI, 1812. {•* » •= » < The Public are respectfully inform- f. p'Sv. ed, that it is intended the following N. E. TRADERS Shall tail ai tb « under vuntUmtdperiod*: S^ lSpj^ FOR LONDON, The armed brig BRITANNIA, ABERDEEN, First fair wind The armed brig VENUS, PENDLETON 8ch February. These Vessels being armed and completely well found, Insurance by them will consequently be etfedted on the most reasonable terms. FOR LIVERPOOL, The NEPTUNE, DAVIDSO- N.....' In a few days. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The JANE, BUSBV First fair wind. The KELLY, M'ILWAIN Seven days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The Armed Brig LEVANT, M'KISSIN... 5th February For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs WM. & JOHN WHARTON, Nicholas* Lane ; or, m Belfa- t, to P.. GREENLAW, Agent, Who will receive ami forward LINEN CLO TH sod other MERCHANDIZE vith Care and dispatch. XT A tew Stout Lads wanted as APPRENTICES to the to whom foetal fciicou.- ajenum « MU bugmrr. „. T FIRST SPRING SHIP FOR NEW - MK YORK. - mfim^ Thc ' Jimtrieen Skip MART HA, wfe- iW^ LOUAN GARDNER, Master aUKSbic& Asis ( Burthen 500 Tons), Will he ready for sea on the 15th February, and « il^ fd'.:> » tiv « ly the first fair wind after. Siie is a fine new . hip, only one year old. Such Passengers as desire to embrace thiJ er. rly conveyance, are reqn ted to make an i.- miie. liate apa plication to the CAPTAIN, on board, at Warreupoim, or t' » RICHD. BRYAN'S, Who has for Sale, FLAXSEED and BARREL STAVCS , received by the above Vessel, from NEW. YORK. 427) NtwRf, January 2- 1. ", TO BE SOLD, Willi or without the Rigging ami Abparel, tSjg ® ^ THE tlGHTEtt CALLED THE Ssliii FOUR r> RO I H KRSf Only two years built— burthen 40 Tins. She is suita! f< for the Canal. ror particulars, apply to JACKSON CLARK Cb. thtsttr CV.- ay. Belfirt, f wmey $ t, s FOR KINGSTON, JAMAICA THE HIBERNIA, JAMES M'DOWELL, MASTER, Will he clear to sail 25th inst. For Freight or Passage, apply to JOHN MARTIN 3c CO. Who have for Sale, by said Vessel, Sugar, Hum, Cotton, and Ginger. IS) ^ Ann- street, FebtOaiJ t. THE \ TREs BELFAST.' ON MONDAY, F'- Vuary 10' h, will he presented ( never hefor-* ail- d here), the popular Draaia of THE PEASANT BOY, With new Scenery, Dresses, and H-' C,>.",;!!-> ns Being from the pen of Mr DIM IND, Author of " Found linf of the ForestThe lioub'ful Son" li Twenty Tears Ago.' Tie l'amg Hussar," and many other highly successful Pitces. A Dance by Mrs. Maywo: tl. And the Fare of THE MOCK DOCTOR. MH. M I Y ETURNS his most grateful scknowledgments to kit ' V Fri nds for the patronage and support which he h- i « hith » rto experienced frniti them in h: « ^ rofestiOnalVap'iciry Having been appointed to the English Depifttment in the Beifi t Aca Inny, he now r » s; iedfu! lv informs the Public, that he has cppiied a MORNING SCHOOL fur YOUNG LADIES, : n t. is Hous-, No. 92, High- street, where he will teach Reading, English Grammar, and the Kiidimem* of C'omro, tion applied to letter- writing — From his experience in teaching, & nd Lis uniemittiiii: exertions to promote clce Literal y and Moral Improvement of Ins Pupils, Mr. M, hopes to merit a continuance ef public favour. The Hours of attendance are from 7 to 9 o'CIork. Belf » « t, Febnwry 6. CORK WHISKEY. IVTAPtER and DUNVILL, are now LANDING, 80 Puncheons, very nice Quality ; Which, with every other Article in the SPIRII' TRADE, will be disposed ol on moderate Terms. 110) February 7r """ JAMAICA'SUGARS! ? TO Bli SOLD BY AUCTION, on MONDAY the '' 17, th February inst at Mr. WILLIAM SIMM'S Office, Chichest « r quay, the hour ol ONE o'clock, 78 fjlids. and Tiar. es of fine and very fine Jamaica Scale Sugars. Tc be put up in convenient Lots.— Terms at Sale. £ 16) Belfast, February 7. WILLIAM PEN'TON, NURSERY AND SEEDSMAN, HAS just arrived, from LONDON, via the Fjrfor, Capt M'NIF. CE, his Annual Aasovtnuut of Giv den and Agricultural Seeds, Which will be engaged of the very best quality could l e purchased in London Market", and will be sold on fair terms; with a quantity of FRUIT and FOREST TREKS; SHRUBS and I HORN QUICKS; LEEK and ASPA- RAGUS PLANTS, & c. S1 •">) ARMAGH, February 6. NEW HARDWARE & IRONMONGERY WAREHOUSE. JOHN PATTESS^ N HAS r ceived, by the late arrivals from LONDON artd I. IVERPOOL, a Large and General Assortment of " HARDWARE AND IRONMONGERY, For Hous » . furnisbing and the Wholesale Tra. le, which will be Sold on very reasonable terms.— And has also received this day, per the Venus, from LOUDON, an elegant Assortment of the newest and most improved ' GRECIAN LAMPS, With One, Two, Three, and Four Burners to each — Also, Fancy Chimney Piece, Hall Lanterns, Side- Board, and Si air- Painted Shade Candle- Cast Lamps, sil ls, Oil- Bur\ ers, life. ,\ liy of the Lamps may have the Moun or Painted Globes. 4y8) High- street an*. Corn- maiket, Jan. 23. CAPITAL SITUATION FOR BUSINESS. TO JtF. LET, THE HOU^ S and SHOP in High- stre. t, nrxt to ulire the Old Market- House stood The Shop is Urge, and the House is now put into excellent order, fit lor the reception of a resp- cS-. bie Tenant For any Retail Business, it is certainly one of the best situ- # ions in Belfast. Apply to JOHN PATTERSON. ftbruary 3. ( 492 TO BE LET, AN OFFICE and 3T8RE in HILL- STREET; also tho DWELLING- HOUSE, No. 74, DONEOAIL- STREET. Apply lo THOMAS O'NEILL, & CO. Belfast. February 7. ( 508 LANDS TO BE LET, AND IMMEDIATE POSSESSION G1VEM. THE LANDS of ARDBOLEY, containing about 250 Irish Acres, situate in the County Cairickfergui; they Will be let either together or in separate Farms, » s may be agreed upon.— Application may be made to CHARLES VAL. JOYCE, Belfast. ( 509) Feb. 6. TO BE SOLD, On er before tie \ 1th of next March, THIRTY ACRES of LAND, in Glenmaquill, Proper tion of Vintners, and County of Londonderry, held tinder the Heirs of the late Right Hon. THOS. CONOLLT, r>- newehle for ever, at the small Yearly Rent of £ 6, 12j S4; half a year's rent to be paid at ' he fall of each Life. There are Four Houses on the Premises; all the Laid out of Lease, with plenty of Turbary very convenient. 1 he above Freehold is 89 well circumstanced, that it needs no com- ment, being situat'd within a long mile of Magherafelt, four oi" Mughrra, two of Castledawson, and two of Desartmartin. The gooduess of the Land, the nature of the Tenure, and Situation, speak for themselves. For furthe- particulars, application to be made to the Proprietor, ROBERT CLARKI, of Moneymore, who will g: ve every necessary information, as to the Title IVeds, Sic. oil) Moneymore, Feb. 5. J& fc, FOR GLASGOW, J$ psL THE HAWK, WffillP B. M'CORMICK, MASTER, . f^ lSpepht* ( A constant Trader), NoW Loading, 40 sail in a lew days. FOR DUBLIN. " The DISPATCH, JAMISON In a few days. For Freight, apply to GEO. MONTGOMERY. The BEE, RANKIN, at Dublin; and the MARGARET & NANCY,. GALHRAITH, at Glasgow, are loading for Btlkel. Belfast, February 7. THE FIRST OF THE SIX SUBSCRIPTION ASSliMBLI& S v WILL be held at the Exchange- Rooms, 011 THURS- DAY, the I; Sth of February. Gentlemen's Subscriptions.. sfl, 11/. 1 \ J. Ladies' Ditto £ 1, is. < W. Non- subscribers, reside t in Belfast, or within four miles of it, to pay each of admittance, Gentlemen 10,— Ladietr 7s 6d. The Military, and Persons residing ar a greater distance thin four miles from Belfast, to pay 5s. 107. each admittance. Subscribers Tickets transferable in families only Ladies to draw for places at NINE o'Clock precis, ly. MAJOR WALLACE, ") RICHARD DO BBS, f< t , ANDREW ALEXANDERS Captain CONRAN, J Mr. HULL, Master of the Cerrmonies, wjM; ssue Ticket to Subscribers on receiring the Subscription Money. ( 434 j NOTICE OF A VESTLLY. ON THURSDAY the X3& February next, a VESTRY will be held ill the Parish Church « l Belfast, at the Hour of ELEVEN o'Clork forenoon, for the purpose of Ele- Hug a POLICE COMMITTEE, pursuant to a Clan* in the Police AS, for Paving, Cleansing, Lighting, and Im- proving the Tovro of Belfast. J " si. ( 4 « ?; ROSS JEBB. AN APPRENTICE WANTED ' T'O the LINEN BUSINESS.— Apply at the Office of I this Paper; if by Letter, post- paid. A Fee wiil be required. 162) . Belfast, Frbruary 1. APPRENTICE WANTED. \ I, A D of Genteel Connexions, wanted as an Ap- prentice to the GROCERY BUSINESS, in Belfast. Application to Mr. S. TUCKER, CHRONICLE OrricE • if by Letter,{ post paid). 456') Belfast, Jannary 29. TO BE LET FROM NOVEMBER, During a Minority of Nine Yeart ; with or without a Bleach- Yard. THE HOUSE of DERAMORF, lately possessed by JAMES RUSSELL, Esq deceased, with any- quantify of Land not exceeding 80 Acres.— The House is in complete repair, and consists of Parlour, Drawing- room, Breakfast- room, an ! eighi best Bed- chambers, with every office suitable to a genteel nrsidence. The BLEACH- GREEN is in complete working o'der, and capable of finishing Eight Thousand Pieces— Distance from Belfast, three miles and a half. T here are also to be Let, TWO SMALL FARMS, at a short distance; one containing Eight Acres— the other Seven, having two Cabins 011 each. Proposals in Writing to be addressed to WM. RUSSELL, Esq. Eder. derry, near Belfast. ( 934) October 17. FARM- HILL. r] pHE INTEREST in this beautiful FARM, as formerly jL advertised in this Newspaper, to be Sold. Inquire at the Premises, as situated between Maghtrafelt and Castledawson Possession at November next. The CROP, STOCK, Ac. can be had at valuation ( S89 • STOLEN, On the Night of th; 1 st, or Morning if the 2d Fsiruary instant, ALIGHT BAY. MAF. E, rising 4 years old, about 14 hands high, value about 16 Guineas; small Bodied.; straight Back; some white hairs in her Forehead; black Main and Tail, not set up but cut even across : the property of GEORGE LEMON, of Gortenagan, on the Great Road fiom Newton- Stewart to Omagh, iir the County of Tyrone. Whoever returns said Mare to Mr. ROBERT GREER, of Aughnacloy, or Mr. ANDREW ADAMS, Ino- keeper, Newton- Stewart, shall receive THREE GUINEAS Re- ward ; and for Mare and Thief, FIVE GUINEAS, 493) Dated the 3d February,- 1812 THE FIRST SPRING SHIP FOR NEW- ' FI'& A. THE AMERICAN SHIP P R 0 TMCTIU N, v/ p-^ HENRY BEARNS, MASTER, , ( A regular Trader.) Nov/ in th s Harbour, having just arrived after a pissage of 25 days, and will sail again for the above port first fair wind after 24th February next. As only a few Passengers can be taken, immediate appli- cation wiil be necessary to GEORGE LANGTRY & CO. Belfast, January 24. ( 421 Those who may have Orders from America, to be received an board, are requested to apply immediately. • K-^ yv- The Public are respectfully inform- > ed, that the following WlK^ REGULAR TRADERS V^ I^ F • Will > ail for their respe&' iye fort*, xvitb tin first ffir Wind after the dates mentioned ; FOR LONDON, The Armed Brig ENDEAVOUR, FITZMMONS, 15th Feb. The Armed Brig AURORA, He cits 14 days after, FOR LIVERPOOL, The CUNNINGHAM BOYLE, BELL... First fair wind. The FANNY, MARTIN........'..,. 15th February, FOR BRI- STOL, The SWIFT, NEEL In a few days. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The COMMERCE, Bisaof 15 h Ft- bruary. The CERES, SAVAGE..,,..,., Eight days after. FROM LONDON FOR , BELFAST,' The Armed Brig G50RGE, CAO'IBEY .. 10th February Xhe Armed Brig LAGAN, HONBINE...... 14 days after Far. Freight, in l. onilen, apply to Messrs. ALEXANDER and WILLIAM OGILBY, Abchmot- Yard. GentlenieA who i. ive Linens to forward, will pbnse 3eod them w GEORGE LANGTRV t" j- A fievr'Sto' ii t.* 4< wsoied'as'Aipjirintitss to. th's ', pHE, MASTER and OWNERS of the !, Wp Ausri- I Clous, trf M. wrv, beg leave, in this Public maimer, to return their sincere Thanks to CAVT'. FULLER TON, of the Revenue Cutter, WICKHAM. for the kind ass i, a. i" - . he leiiiiered said Vessel, ill taking her in tow. . ud gctiiu f her ssfc into ' the p'oft Of Larne, on the 29th nit. Nt. WKi, February 3. LANDS TO BE LEI'. TPO KE LET, several SNUG FARMS, in the Tow,. X land of Carnckeene, adjoining Caniiough, ne'ir Newrv; on Mich Leases as may be agreed on. Imm. Ji. wi P„ may be had, and encouragement wiil be give., to industrials i enants oi good chiradler. Application to be made to Patrick 0' Ha:: lon, E.' q No'- rv. NOTICE. In the Matter of " J 1 HE CREDI TORS of sni JAMES XILbEE, I 1. Ujulirupt are requ. s. id •• « IS Bankrupt. t meet tiie Assignees, at the Ollito' o — ' the Sugar- Holism Companv, 1.1 Z • fast, on MONDAY the 17th tiay of February irsr. nr, a) ONE o'Clock to consider of the b,.- st moik o! disno- nj oi the said Bankrupt's Estate and Effects.—— Dated Sti Feb- ruary, 1812 CUNNINGHAM GREG, 7 ROBERT TENNENT, t- Assignwfi JOHN M'CONNELL, ) 490], 3 Oth January, 1812, Gazelle. In tie Matter of \ ' i! TIE CS EDITORS win. have T.' IBMnay, BRGH. V, and if 11 proved liieir Debts, under \ MAI- HHK, \ ComrnissionofBankruptcy, award- Of the t ity of Dublin, ( ed and issut'd against B ulk upts, Bankrupts. \ art- desired to meet the Assignees —-- * of theit Estfite and Efft< 3*( oil MONDAY, the 10th day of February next, at ELEVEN o'Clock, in the Forenoon, at my Offict, No S9, Dorset- street, in the City of Dublin, in order to. or diss m from, the said pross- tHtiiig, m t'letenulflg, any s'u t or suits at Law, or in Equity, for recovery of any part of the Estate asd Effefts of the said Bankrupts; and aiso, to theif' compounding, submitting to arbitration. ( r ^ tlicrwise agree- ing to any matter or tiling relating thereto, and on other special affairs. Jan. a i. CHARLES MEARES, 502) Agent to the Commission and Assignee* FOR NEW- YORK, i".^ r'"-"* To sail abfjt the first of March,, I^ BSLLMV ' TUE , LNT EAST- SAILING, Co'PriR BOTTOMRY American Ship TRITON, ^ SKSJJ D. SHERRY, MASTER, Considered in every rts. pt dt, one < f tlm finest Ves- e's be- longing to the port of New- York, frrtm whence she iw jest arrived in 24 Days, and havin? been built Tor the Livtroool trade, in which frst sailing and the accoifimodatiuu of Pas- sengers are principally studied, she tvtli be found eqtn: iii every respeiS to any American Ves- el which has evi- r b. e'i at this pore.—— For. Passage, apply to the CATT.'. IN, as Mr. Fj i ZSIMMONS, Waiing- street; or to ROBT. & JOHN LUKE, York- street. February Si FOR BUENOS AYRES, DIRECT, TaE RIMARKABllr * A3T- SAiLINC, CorrEli. ^ i'V^ W^ i EB' * ND ARMED 3nil" m'wm? ZEPHYR, J. DUPARCQ, MASTER, Will be clear to sail aboilt the 10th February.— For Freigh* or Passage, apply to MONTGOMERYS, STAPLES, & CO. WHO IIAVE ON SALE, . Buenos Ayres Tallow, and Suited Hidesi Demerara, i CCTI TON- WOOL, , • Georgia, ) Leaf Tobacco— Logwood and Fustic. 112) Jnii » ary 24. For the Information of such Persons as intend goitli, 10 AMERICA this Siasom ijt^ h HF' fine m'w American Ship MAS3A- jjMg^ fft, L SUIT, is dai'y expeiSed to arrive in ^ M^^ this Port, and will proceed for NEW- YORK, g^ j^ jjg-^ with all convenient disp. tdi, with such PAS- SENGSRS- US may offer— Her arrival, - and other particulars, will be given in a future A'. v'ertisenici. t. LAW FORD, TRONSON, & CO. 50$) Nil wry, Ft- bruary S. BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE POETRY, —:— r:— r mmA . NAY, TELL ME NO T. BY TH0MA3 MOORE, ESQ. fram tit 2d Number, 2J Vol. cf the Iri. h Melodies, ly StR Joiw STEPHENSON— lately published. Ai « t— Dennis, don't be Threatening. I.* Nay, tell me not, Dear! that the goblet drown* One charm of feeling, one fond regret, Believe me, a few of thy anjry frowns Are all I've sunk in its bright wave yet. Ne'er hath a beam Eeen lost in the stream That ever was shed from thy form or totil; The ba' . n of thy si^ hs, The spell » f thine eyes, Stiil float on the surface, and hallow my howl! Th n fancy not, dearestth « wine can steal; One blissful dream of the heart from me; Lik" founts, that awakes the Pilgrim's zeal, The bowl but brigistens my love f.: r thee! They teU that love in his fairy bower Had two blnsh- rosof birth divine; He sprinkled tke one with a raifi'iow's whoever, But hathM the other with mantling wine. Soon did- tl » e buds, That drank of the floods, Distilled by the rainbow, decline an^ fade ; While those, which the tide Of ruby hail dy'd A'l blushed into bean'y like thee, sweet maid! Then fancy not, deares' ! that win-' can steal One h'isiful dream of the heart from rne ; I. il ? fannts that awaken the Pilgrim's t a!, The bowl hut brighten's my love for thee! To tie EDITOR of the BELFAST CHRONICLE. Fm— I saw in your Paper of Saturday last, a paragraph respeflitig what must be considered the most dangerous of all combinations, I mean that now existing amongst the Nailers ; it is there- fore to be hoped that our Magistrates will take the r. r- cessary steps to stop this evil before its ex- ample spreads to o'her trades; for it is fair to conclude, that if the Nailers are suffered, with im- punity, to i> ive only 100 nails in place of 120, the quantity hitherto universally given in everv part of the empire, that the Butchers m'ght, in like man- nor, and without the knowledge of the buyers, give only 1001b. in place of 120 lb. to the cwt.; and that farmers, hucksteis, & c. See. may pratfice the like deception with the public, and thereby de- fraud them of otve- sixth of their just right, nearly 20 per cer. t. In this view of the business, I do conceive ili » <- everv man is interes'edr and called upon to see justice, done to all; and to have those who persist in open violation of the lams, brought back to a'sense of their duty, which will prevent Others fiom being tempted to do the like, A s INHABITANT. PAPER CIRCULATING MEDIUM. To He EDITOR of tie BELFAST CHRONICLE. Si'V— It seems to be the opinion of men who take a deep and penetrating review of ihe passing events of the present times, that at no period did this country stand in such an awful situation as jt now docs, both from the strength and activity of its eremics from without, and from the fearful apprehensions entertained of what the end of our paper currency may be: And whilst this class of men think, that Legislative interference, in- stead of propping- the tottering fabric, will o ly tend to 1 asren its destruction, there are a vast number wh > think that Government should do something- Should it not interfere, sad experience i shews, that the tenant will be completely at the j mercy and capricc ol the landlord, who may drain him to the last tenpenny; and the debtor at the mercy of the creditor, in respect to discount, Oil the amount of old contracts— and, should bank nn'cs be made a legal tender, from the experience of France and America before us; the worst of con- sequences may be predicted. It is thought that a paper currency, in any country, must, in the end, yield to the influence of the precious metals, in which there is intrinsic value ; and that, consequently, our paper cur- rency must jome day depreciate, and become at last of no value at all. The first symptoms of this will appear in its relative depreciation in the pufceha'e of provisions: so soon as this will be- come evident, the downfall of bank notes will not be long protraced— fearing a still farther depreciation, no person of common sense will hold a note an hour in his possession, if he can avoid it, hut will either pay off his debts, or pur- chase something of intrinsic, value, being per- suaded, that the holder of notes, will, in the end, be the looser; this will cause an increase of de- mand for all articles, that will cause an increas. ing rise in prices, until at last bank notes may be gradually depreciated to 99 per cent. In such a state cf things, if bank notes are con stitu . ed a legal tender in rent, the tenanl! will get, say 80 per cent, in nominal amount, for his goods at market, above what he formerly got, and will pay the landlord only the nominal amount stated in his lease, whilst the landlord must pay 80 per cent, for his goods more than he formerly paid Thus, in proportion as the tenant will get rich, the landed proprietor will get poor; and from this cause the former may become the purchaser of the estate of the latter. To protect the tenant, and prevent a transfer of landed property, I humbly conceive that a hint from a very ingenious correspondent ol yours, might be so far acted upon, as to enable the land- lord to enjoy his jusr rights, acquired either by inheritance or by purchase, and the tenant to en- joy his bargain. Respecting this contemplated paper depretia. tion, it has already been observed, that it will make its appearance in the rise of the pike of provisions; and bread and butchers' meat, will of course be a kind of standard by which the price of every other article will be guided. My plan, then, is this— Say that, in the course of these ten years pa6t, the povind of butchcrs' meat averaged 6d. let this ( except in years of scarcity) be taken as a stand- ing maximum. Should it be properly ascertained that a paper depreciation will cause it to rise per l'o. or 2- § per cent, the tenant should pay so much discount. Should it rise \ d. per lb. he should pay 5 per cent, discount, and so in pro- portion to its progressive rise. This plan might be extended to the payment of old contracts, & c.; but it may be asked, who are to be the judges and regulators of such a plan ?— In answer, I only beg leave to suggest, that a committee should be appointed in Dublin for that purpose, to whom some gentleman in the Re- venue in every principal market town, should make a periodical report of the prices of pro- visions: from these reports, the Committee should publish a standard of discount, to be in force for a stated period, at the end of which it might be renewed or altered, according to circumstances. If Government interferes on some such plan as this, it is my humble opinion it would be doing an act of justice to all parties, which is what is sincerely wished for by, Sir, your very humble servant, IMPARTIAL. Ballymoney, January 17- COMMERCIALLY INTERESTING. The following Letter has been received by the Gentlemen composing the Committee of National Purposes, in Deny, hom J. JEPSON ODDY, Esq. dated Corf/ a, 27 th Dec. I Sit. Gixnsiitii— I cannot omit troubling you, by an op- portunity, with an account of the small progress ! have made towards eff- cting the general prosperity of Ireland, and those individuals engaged in various branches of indus- try, by the external demand wkich must, from various causes, hereafter, lie certain and permanent. That Ireland htis more extensive resources within herself and on her Coasts than any other quarter of Europe, is in- disputable; Her local situation, which, from the old politi- cal and commercial relations, kept her in the back ground, in the pi& nre of Europe, will, in the new state of both, make her the most prominent of the United Kingdoms, particularly when the produce and the manufacture of Ire- land will supply the place of the European northern parts of of the Continent, and when her local situation i= so contigu- ously placed near the Peninsula of Europe and the British transatlantic possessions. This communication will chiefly relate to Portugal, be- ing the first effort of my external investigation for mar- kets, resulting from the industry and your efforts to promote it at home. I trust the information will be as satisfactory and stimulating tw you as it is gratifying to myself, when you see the encouraging prospers, by the fa& s concealed in Portugal, and unknown in Ireland, particularly favour- able to your fisheries, to your agriculture, and to your ma- nufa& ure. « The singular concurrence of the laws atid habits of the people of Portugal are wonderfully and almost incredi- bly adapted for the encouragement of the British Fisheries; 10 per cent, by law, is paid on til racso fish, in kind too, daily brought in for domestic, consumption ; and this being rigidly enforced with the claims, or, indeed, enforced de- mands, for conscience' sake of the religious orders, generally leaves the poor fisherman only two- thirds, or three- quarters to reward his industry and adventure. Bread and fish are the constant articles of food, nearly of the kingdom, . exclu- sively of the 40 days of leut— so that the consumpron of 3,000,000 of people may be nearly guessed, and what is highly favourable to the encouragement and support of the Irish Fishery, is, that only 15 per cent, duty on importation into Portugal will be paid for British caught and cured, whilst all others must pay oo per cent. Salt, in return, can he had at a moderate rare. Upon these important suhje& s I shall dwell more hereafter. The Agriculture of Ireland has equal encouragement in Portugal. The importation of Grain into 1/ isbon alene is 5- Gths of what is imported into the whole kingdom, and which does not produce more thanlietwixt three and four months' consumption out of the whole year. By official documents I have collected, resujring from the last 20 years, the fates and consumption at l. ishon, upon the average aggregate of the whole of that period, for one single day only, is Of Wheat 5H2 quaiters. Barley iS9 Maise 114 . Rye 14 900 Winchester quarters per day. and of Flour daily 177 barrels. Butter will be all article of yearly- encreaseel consumption. In the encouragement to the Linen Manufacture, the fails will speak the most grateful language. AH Linens imported into Portugal, of Irish and British manufacture, now pay a duty of only 15 per cent, upon the invoice, or a fixed value, whilst from ail other quarters 30 per cent, must be paid ; and what is still more astonishing, is, that though Linens were beginning to be manufactured in Portugal, that Govern- ment lias placed a duty of 30 per cent, on the importation of the Flax, a bounty indeed for Irish industry. I shall, there- fore, at present, confine myself entirely to. portugal for such Linens as will find an immediate sale lor domestic consump- tion, and which will be found described in my European Com- ment, via. 1 Choluts tinbleacbed; 2 Carcrilio bleached and properly assorted, or 150 & ills of 90- J; ells also, or GCO of 1 OJ; 3 Bretagne bleached and properly assorted, assorted class, middle, and fine ; 4 Bleichtucher or Hessians ; 5 Osnabruclis, bl - ached and unbleached, properly made up. These are the chief German linens which Ireland may- am. cessfully imitate for the consumption of Portugal, To these may be added two other sOrts of still more expensive consumption ; and, in order to go upon solid and prudent ground* in a new opening, I have purchased each article from the actual chief dealers, that e;; ch piece and package may be made up, precisely- in the same manner and appearance, to accommodate the prejudice of the Consumer; and should your and other apcietes be disposed to have samples, in piece, of these manufactures, the Sjine can he had; with additional and minute information and interesting details to secure them quick and profitable sales as well as a permanent demand here- after. The delays on my tour, with contrary winds, and the in- conceivable difficulties, in a f reign country, to attain that corredt information relating to such importaut point-, will be considered the best apology of my being longer absent than I expefled; but, ! hope, on that account the Parliamentary measures will not be delayed to another Session— because, being in the most interesting - nut in which afl the external obje& s we have in view wiil be lost, or setured, and my ef- forts now are sedulously direeSted to the latter, 1 am persuad- ed I shall be enabled, in a very short period, to amiouRce to you some very gratifying and interesting intelligence, with certain data, upon which individuals interested in those points will be governed, tending thereby to the general prosperity of Ireland in' particlar, than which, nothing will afford me greater satisfaction, and equally to the esteem and friendship of those gentlemen combining themselves to promote ali these plijeils — I have the honour to be, with every senti- ment of consideration, Sirs, your faithful and devoted hum- bie servant. J. JEPSON ODDV. To the C. niltmcn composing the Committes of National Purposes, Ltndonderry. uilita'ry PROMOTIOns. WAR- Ornct, FEBRUARY 1, 1812. Regiment of Life Guards— Captaiu Thomas Charretie, ftom the 4< ith Foot, to be Captain of a Troop, vice Lang- ley, who exchanges. 4th Regiment of Dragoon Guards— Lieutenant William Woods, from the 48th Foot, to be^ Lieutenant, without purchase. 5il> Ditto— Lieutenant Sfphen Gerdon to be Captain of a Troop, by purchase, vice Frescott, promoted; Frederick Hammersley, Gent, to be Cornet, without purchase, viee Fattison, promoted. 4th Regiment of Dragoons— Cornet F. dward G. Cubitt to he Lieut, by purchase, vice Fenton, promoted ; Archibald Jame . Hamilton. Gent, to be Cornet, without purchase, , vice Barrett, promoted. 8th Regiment of Light Dragoons—- Lieut. n\ nt Alexander J Dickson to be Captain of a Trnop, without purchase ; Lieutenant Thornhill Warrington, from the 5th- Dragoon Guards, to be ditto. To be Lieutenant", without purchase, \ Cornet Thomas Pratt Barlow; Lieutenant the Hon. George fortescue, from the 21st Light D. agoonsj Cornec Wil- liam Brett, from the f> d Dragoons. 12th Ditto— Cornet John Ellington to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Clarke, promoted. 14th Ditto— Lieutenant Archibald Dou<; l s. from the 74th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vicc Percy, who exch- inges. leth Ditto— Lieutenant William Persse to be Captain of a Troon, without purchase, vice Hay, promoted ; Cornet William Henry Snow to be Lieutenant, vice Persse ; Fre- derick Chamberlaiue, Genu to be Cornet, without pur- chase. 22d Regiment of Light Dragoons. To be Captains of- Troops, without purchase, Li'Utenant Joseph Vernon. Lieutenant George Bradshaw, from the 5th Dragoon Guards. To be Lieutenants, without purchase. Cornet and Adjutant Wm. Bott to have the rank » f Lieut. Cornet George John Moore. Cornet Mathew Smith, from the 25th Light Dragoons, To be Cornets, without purchase, —— Hodgson, Gent, vice Moere; Sir John Gordon, Bart. 24th Ditto— Lieutenant John Tritton to be Captain of a Troop, without purchase; Lieutenant Anthpny Alexan- der O'Reilly, from the 4th Dragoon Guards, to be ditto ; Cornet Archdall Sharpin to be Lieutenant, vice Tritton ; Francis Scrimes Pilcher, Gent, to be Cornet, vice Sharpin. 2oth Di- to— George Dtun, Gent. t6 He Cornet, without purchase, vice Smith promoted in the 22d Light Dra- goons. - 3d Regiment of Foot Guards— George Augustus Frederick Dawkins, Gent, to be Ensign, l> y purchase, vice Hawkins, promoted. ^ 1st Regiment of Foot— Fnsign James Hamilton Wi- rdrop to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Deuchar, promote'!; and Ens!;. niGeorge Green, from the Clare Militia, to be Ensign. 9th Ditto— J. Syret, Gent, to be Ensign, by purchase, vice J. F. Cockburu, promoted; Lieutenant Bidham. Thorn- hill to be Adjutant, vice Woodhan\, promoted. 10th Ditto— Robert Gardner Locke, Gent, to be Ensign, by purchase, + ice I. ofrtis, promoted. 12th Ditte— James O'Ke - ffe, Esq. to he ' Paymaster of the lst Battalion, v: ce Jenkins, deceased. 24th Ditts— Bnsign Charles Jago to be Lieutenant, vice Graham, dece^- ed. 2tith Ditto— Thomas Clubbe, Gent, to be Ensign, by pur- chase, vice J A. Maxwell, promoted. 27th Ditto— Lieutenant James Davidson to he Adjutant, vice Maclean, who resigns the Adjurantcy only. 31st Ditto— Gentleman Cadet Walter Fors'er ICer. from the Royal Military College, to be Ensign, by purchase, vice • Butler, promoted. s. 4th Ditto— Major John M. Everard to he Lieutenant- Co- lonel, without purchase, vice Thornton, appointed tn the Greek Light Infantry. Major Henry Worsley, from the 4th Garrison Battalion, to be Major, vice Everard. Quarter-.\ Taster- Se.* jcant Thomas Howe to be Qiniter- Mas- ter, vice Ru sell, deceased. Stjth Regiment of Foot. To be Lieutenant, without purchase— Lieutenant John Hall, Iro. rl the 3d Garrison Battalion; Ensign John Charirs, ricaM'Derraott, superseded; En. ign William - Tui. stall, vice BlackweU, deceased; Ensign Noble Breton, vice Fvans, deceased; and Ensign John Baird, from the 5:! d Foot. To be Ensigns— Volunteer Charles Baldwin, from. the 88th Foot, vie.: Charles; Volunteer Charles Hopkins ftom the 74th Foot, vice Tunslall; and Serjeant- Majfer Williarji Wain wright, vice Breton. 44t'n Ditto— Ensign Charles Keane to be lieutenant, with- out purchase, vice Manby, promoted in the Royal York Rangers; and J jiiii Campbell, Gent, to t> e Ensign, vice ICeane. 4'! th Ditto— Captain " Henry T. anj^ ley, from the" 3d Regiment of Life Gti? rd « , to he Captain of a Compiny, vice Chir- ret'e, who exchanges. 53d Ditto— John Mackay, Gent, to be Ensirn, without pur- chase, vice Baird, p. einoted in the 36th Fuot. 5G; h Ditto— James Taylor, Gent, to be Ensign, without purchase, vic4 Archbold, promoted; and John Hyde Bromwich, Gent, to lie ditto, vice D'Arcey, who resigns. 57th D. tto— Lieutenant George M'Farlane to be Adjutant, vice Mann, who resigns the Adjutancy only. GOth Ditto— Lieutenant Alexander Wedjerburn Mackenzie, from the Royal, to be Captain of a Company, by pur- chase, vice De Salve, who retires, 61st Ditto1— Thomas Ratciifl", Gent, to be Ensign, by pur- chase, vice Royal, promoted. 63d Di'te— Lieutenant James Hunter, from the 42d Foot, to be Captain of a Company, without purchase, vice Bayly, promoted in the 3d Garrison Battalion. 6,5th Ditto— Lieutenant John Goodger to be Captaiu of a Company, without purchase, vice England, appointed to the 12th Foot. To be Lieutenants, without purchase— Ensigns Thomas H White, vice Strangways, promoted; George Thomas Parker, vice Goodger; and Ensign and Adjutant —— Ward to have the rank of Lieutenant. To be Ensigns— William Hall, Gent, by purchase, vice Jones, promoted; Gentleman Cadet Henry Rich, frtjm the Royai Military College, without purchase, vice White; and George Williams, Gent, without purchase, vice Parker. 6 § : H Ditto— Lieutenant Jo'in Eisey to be Adjutant, vice Pardy, who resigns the Adjatancy only. 67th Ditto— Hospital- Mate James Ward Martindale to be A « sistant- Surgeon, vice Salkeld, appointed to the 24th Dragoons. 71st Ditto— Lieutenant George William Horton, from the 4th Garrison Bittaiion, to be Lieutenant vice M'Kellar, who ex& anjiMi 72d Ditto— J » tph- Evans Gent, to be Ensign, Iiy purchase, vice Porter, who retires. 74th Ditto— Li- jtenant William Percy, from the 14th Light Dragoons, to be Lieutenant, vice Douglas, who exchanges. 91st Ditto— Knrgti J'jhn Campbell to be Lieutenant, with- out purchase; and James Pcarce, Gent, to be Ensign, By purchase, vice Macrae, who retires. 5lh West India Regiment— Charlei Mdrley, Gent, to be Ensign, without purchase, vice Shaw, appointed to the 31st Foot. Dillon's Regiment, Samuel Budd, Gent, to be Ensign, with- out purchase. The Duke of York's Greek Light Infantry Regiment— Lieutenant- Colonel William Thornton, from the 34th Light l oot, to be Lieutenant- Cslonel, vice Foveaux, ap- pointed Inspeilitig Field- Officer of a Recruiting Ducrifi. 4th Garrison B- tftaiion— Captain Carlo Joseph Doyle, frijm the 87th Foot, to be Mcj . r, vice Worsley, appointed ot the 34th Foot; Lieutenant John M'Kellnr, from the 71 it Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Horton, who exchanges. 7th Royal Veteran Battalion— Ensign Wm. Hewett to be Lieutenant, vice Sutherland, deceased. STAFF. Patricous Curwen, Gent, to bj Adjutant of a Recruiting | Dbtrict, with the rank of Lieutenant, vice Brooks, replaced ! on half- pay. To be Chaplains to the Forces— Thomas Jones Landon, A. ; B. Mathew Arnold,- Clerk. GARRISON. Lieutenant- Genera! Archibald Campbell, on half- pay of the late Breadalbane Fenctblcs, to be Lieiitenant- Goveruor of Fort Augustus, vibe Brofiie, deceased. MEMORANDUM. Lieutenant Sir Godfrey Web. ter, of the ISth Light Dra- goons, and Ensign George Langley, of the 15ih Foot, are superseded, being absent without leave. ERRATA in the Gazettes of die 5th November and 10th .. and 31st Decembvr last. 12th Foot— For Joh. i Jenkins, Gent, to be Ensign, read Mor- I gan Jenkins, Gem. to be Emign. 20th Feot— For Join Murray, Gent', to fce En^ n, read James Murray, C: r. t. to be Ensign. || 96: h Foot— For Ensign Wm. Nixon, from the 7th West In- dia Regiment, to he Ensign, read Ensign Humphrey Nixon, from rhe 8th West India Regiment, to be F. ndgn. Henry E. Heiy, Gent. appointed Ensign in the 8th West India Regiment, and not to the 7th West India Regi- ment,: as 6tated in the Gazette erf the 10th December last. Office of OKDNANCS, I am. 20, 1812. Corps of Royal Engine ? rs. First Lieutenant Charles Dixon to be Second Captain, viee Hoberton, decedsed. Corps of Royal Arti! l » ry Drivers. Second Lieutenant John Blair to be First Lieutenant, vice Abercrombie, deceased. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, Cn tht Premises, on MO K DAT. the 2< i of March next, if not previously di pesed of by Privatt Quit rait, ^ FARM of LAND, in the Grange of Muckoaiore, flk. containing 25 Acres, at 12/ 6d per Acre, freefioni Tythe and Church Ce's. held under the EAUL of MAJSK- \ icitic, for Livss renewable for ever. The Land is IU high I condition, well watered, fenced and drained; situated in a i pleasant neighbourhood, lying en the River ( Hadji, tbie* } miles from Antrim, ar. i nine from Belfast. P^ rt e> f the Purchase- Money may remain in the Purchasers hands. For lurther { particulars, apply to Mr. JAIU- S COOPER, Rose- hill; or Mr. LAIITS Si SEN, Cbdy. 451) January 57. LOSS OF THE HERO. ' Die following interesting though mournful narrative of the less of the Ilero find her brave crow, is written by an eye- witness on hoard the Grgpshopper. On the 18th of December, wc sailed from Winijo Sound, in company with H. M « ships Hero, Egeiia, ami Prince William aimed ship, with a convoy of 120 sail The Egeria and Prince William, with the greatest part of the convoy, separated from us, in the tremendous we » ther we had shortly after leaving the Sleeve ; and on 23d ult. we found ouiselves in com- pany with the Hero, and about iS sail, mostly tran- sports. At half- past eleven, Captain Newman made signal to come within hail; when he told us, as he conceived, we were near about the Silver Pi- tts, he should steer S. W. aftet noon, which was done ; and ! j at the close of the day, the nigliNsignul was made to alter course to port two points. At this time only , four of the convoy were in sij; ht, and they were short- ly lost sight of in the heavy sqaull of snow hnd sleet. At half- past three the hands were turned up, the ship being in broken water ; we found we were on a sand bank, the pilot's imagining it tq be Smith's Ivnoll.— The Captain instantly ordered the brig to be steered S. S. E. thinking to get out to- sea ; but she conti- nued striking so hard, that we had almost given her up for lost, when suddenly, we fell into three fathoms water; upon which the Captain caused an anchor to be let go, when we perceived the Hero again ( as we then thought) also at anchor, though she fired guns and. burnt blue lights : but, alas ! when the day broke, we had the mortification of witnessing a most horrible scene— the Hero was dismasted, and on her larboard beap'i- ends, with her head to the N. E. about a mile from us, upon the Haeck's Sand, as we then feiund we were inside of it, off the Texei Island ; the ships' company were all crowded together on the poop and forecastle. As soon as <| Jy- light had appi- nred, she hoisted a flag of truce and filed a gun, which we re- peated, and very shortly after saw a lugger, two brigs, and several small vessels, plying out of the Texel to our assistance; but owing to the flood tide having made, and the wind blowing a gale at N. N. W. the lugger was only able to come within two or three miles of us by two o'clock in the afternoon. In the mean time we hoisted out our boats,, and made an at- tempt to g| t near the Hero, but the surf was so high, that it was all ineffectual, and we were under the cruel necessity of seeing so many of our brave countrymen perishing, without being able to fender any assistance. The Grasshopper at til? same time was constantly striking very hard, . though every thing had been thrown over board to lighten her, except the guns, upon which it was feared she would have bilged.— The master was then sent to sound in every direction, for a passige to make her escape by, ( a| thougn I have since found, out, that ail escape was totally im- possible) ; but quarter k* » s threte, and two fathoms and an half, were the only soundings we could meet with. The Captain, therefore, with the opinion of the officers, agreed, that we had no chance of saving ourselves, but by surrendering to the enemy, who were at this time coming to our assistance, and that of the Hero, from whose wreck not one soul has been saved, I observed, likewise, about five miles to the northward of us, a vessel on shore, with her foremast standing, and another some distance from her, both of which I took to be tire transports that were under our convoy. The commanding officer here has since informed us, that the telegraph has reported that eight or t \ n vessels were wrecked upon the coast to the northward, on the 23 d, arid had shared the fate of the poor Hero » A transport, called the Archimedes, beat over the H. iecks ,1s well as ourselves, with the loss of her rudder ; but has since been wrecked ; the crew are saved. At close of day we cut the cable, , and ran for the port in view : when we approached j the lugger, which was by this time anchored, she sent a pilot to us, who took us into the Texel, where we surrendered to the Dutch squadron, under the command of Admiial de Winter, who I must in jus- tice say, has behaved to us in the most humane - and attentive manner. They used every means in their power to save the Hero ; but the badness of the wea- ther rendered it totally impossible." MISCELLANEOUS. Cf. oxMKL, JAN. 29.— Last Friday night the houre ; of one Brown, a respectable farmer at Clonoulty, was j broken into, and his daughter, a girl of about twenty : years of age, forcibly carried away, by a gang of ruf- • fians. They brought her to the wood of Oappagb, i where they remained that night, and having kept her, • going from place to place in secrecy, till Sunday ; night, they then brought her to Scarborough wood where they took up their residence in the house of i one Burke, W- he- re she remained till Monday, when she made her escape through a window. She then made all speed across the country to the house of Michael Egan, Esq. where S. Moore, Esq. was on a visit. The villains traced her to that house, the same night, and demanded admittnrfce, which these gentlemen spiritedly opposed : and after securing the doors and windows, and putting'the girl up St'af. s, HOUSE AND LAND. TO BE SOLI) BY AUCTION, On THURSDAY tit 20th , f this Month, at F. LF. rFK* ' o'Cloci, Forenoon, on the Pumises, ly the Execute-, late Miss / RTN. V, A FARM of LAND in the Parish of TeilVt, cc^ aV- - ft- ing 17 A. OR, TP. Irish Measure; yearlv rent A I he HOUSE is beautiluliv situated at KV tu. ited at Newbfid - £ 42 15s. ' id. her lasr. T Upper Malone, and weiuld accommodate a genteel family : the Office- houses were lately built, arid are in good repair. A deposit of ;£! 00 to be* nride at time of saie, and the re- mainder on perfecting the deed. The Purchaset cars have immediate possession, eircept about three Acres, let to Nei- vember rent. The Sale of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE to com. mence at TWELVE o'clock. SAME DAY, con « isting o£ Mahogany and other Chairs, Tables, Side board, an Eight- day Clock, Bedsteads, Featlier Eeds, and a variety of othe? Articles, &. C.— Terms, Ready Money The above may be viewed any day p- tviems to the S.. I , by applying to DANIEL M'CI. INTUW, on the Premise.. 47(>) New- bridge, Feb. 1,1813. RANDALSTOWtf COTTON MILL, AS formerly Advertised in this Paper, not having sii ce been disposed of, will now be Sold by P. ivate _ Con- raeft— Application to be made to CHARLES DICKEY. Should it not be disposed of before MONDAY the M r. f March next, of which due notice will be given, it v. ill nn that day, at ONE o'clock in the afternoon, be pui up to PUBLIC AUCTION on the Premises. There has lat- terly been a considerable sum of Money laid out on tbi- i Concern, in procuring additional Machinery, and putting the place into a complete state of repair, so that it is now fit for immediate occupation ; it consists of 14iThrostles, containing 1260 Spindles, 14 Water Frames, containing 1081 Spiu. il*"-, 2JOO Mule Spindles, and 474 Jenny Spindles, with" complete preparation for the whole, on the very be st con- struSion. The buildings are very extensive and convenient, the Water Wheel equal to a 36 horse power, with a suffi- cient supply of Water in the driest season. The whole held in perpetuity. ( 138) R. INOALSTOWN, Jan. '. i3. HOUSE IN CRUMLIN, TO LET. ririHAT Large NEW HOUSE, in the centre of the Town ! 1. of CutiMLiN, on the building eif which, with the Stabling thereto belonging, more than =£ 1000 have been expended; it is ereOied on the best plsn, and particular!/ well adapted for an INN, being decidedly in the best situa- tion for business in the town. These piemises are to be let, and immediate possession given: the Tenant can be accom- modated with Three Fields of excellent Land immediately- adjoining the town; anil as it is intended for an Inn, ha must be capable of conducing such an establishment in a genteel style, aud one who would be approved of by Colonel HETLANO. TO such a person this Situation mast b « highly advantageous, being in a flourishing town and neighbour- hood, and on the great reiad leading from Antrim to Dublin. Mr. JOHN LETHAM, of Cremitiil, will shew the Ple- mises, and for particulars, apply to the Proprietor, PATRICK M'LORN AN. Belfast, January SP. . . ( 44J COUNTY OF LONDONDERRY. ~ T]) RO POSALS will be received for the Sale ol the Town ii land of UMRICAM, as formerly Advertised in this Paper, till the 30th of Febrmry nest, whin the Purchaser will be declared,' if the value is ofieied, at DR- JM, CO. VII , DUNblVSN. Application, by Letter, to RICHARD HUNTER, Eso. Coleratne. ( LJ3) Dated Nov. 30. COUNTY OF LONDONDERRY. TO BE SO LB, '• J-' IIF. Town and Lands of Trbermore, Gortamny, Moy- .1 asset, Calmore Uppt. r and Lower, Clo. ui, and Furs- william situate in the Baiejny of Loiighcii « hollen, iiisaid C" an ty, held by iew- farm Grant, at the yearly Pent of £ i'i. Pait ol the Estate of the Right Honourable Sir OEOIieis. FirzotRA! D Hit L, Barf, containing 1111 Acres, or there- abouts, and now held by solient Tenapts at a clear yearly Profit Rent of £ 1?. 0,10/. lOrf. the greater part out of ea-;„ and that in Lease held on very short Tenures The Lai: « Is are now valued at ,£ 1303, 9/ 6d. and if all out e, f I. eas-, from the nature of the Soil and the abundance of Limestone, may be valued at SOJ per Acre, round. Said l ands will be sold separately or together ; and the Purthascr or Purchase: < declared as soon as the value shall be offered. Proposals ia writing, will be received by MARCUS SAMUEL HILL, Est}. Londonderry; ANDREW LITTLE, Cole; line ; JAS. GKEGQ, of Londonderry ; aud JOHN CHAMBERS, 11, Lower- Gar. li- ner- street, Dublin, Attorney at Law, wiil^ fnrnish Rentals of said Premises, and give all further necessary iiiforirstion, and with whejm may be seen « Map of said PremLei.— Mr. THOMAS M'CLELLAND, Newtonlimavady, will shew the Lands. 87 J they dispatched a servant to Lord Caher ; but after getting a small distance lie was attacked by the party and obliged to return. He then took another road, and succeeded in delivering his message, upon receipt of which Lord Caller ordered off a constable, with a party of militia, to the spot, who arrived in time to rescue the girl, but the ruffians made their escape gll I into Caller. rne" loini'.' r was t » tljTFd in the guard- house, and the latter put inlo comfortable apart- ments. Hcj^ father v/ as about making a match for her, and intended giving 300/. to her suitor. A few nights since, a patty of villains attacked a' farmer of the tiame of Cahill, l'. vmg near Ardfinnan, ( who had recently nude a small take of land) and, on breaking into the window, wcic received with deter- mined resolution by Cahill and h>' s son ; one armed with a hatchef, and the other with an hammer, the former was used with such effect, as th it one of the follows was taken away with bis skuli cleft, and two oi' three othas Were desperately Wounded. BELFAST: Tainted and Published by DRUMMONd AndersON, f; r Self and the other Proprietors,, every Monday, If tdiusdax, anel Saturday.- - Price of the Paper, v; fce. i sent to any par; of the United Kingdom, jt'S. SJ Sd. yearly, oa: d in i. dvanr-. AOSNTS— Messrs. Tayler and Newton, Warwick-*}. I. ein- ; don,— Mr. Bernard Murray. 18G, CU Church ttrec, Dub- • I'm Mr Jas. Anderson, bookseller, Edinburgh.— Mr. Jas | Lang, post- master, Newry— fv^; SJRI. Peoples, : o-. i- iU4 » . i cr, derry— Mr. W, M'Williams, jun Armagh. ' BARRACK OFFICE, DUBLIN. January 17, IS] 2. VTOTlCE is hereby given, that Proposls will be 1 > received for sappljfng; certain quantities of FIR I NO and CANDLES for the use of his Majesty's Purees in the several BsirrafiE* and Quarters throughout Ireland, for one year, from the 16 th of April next; the saH'Proposal* io be sealed and Mowed, •'.' . Proposals for Bring, & c." to be sent under cover to Major General Freeman, at this Office, < n or before the 12th day of February next; after tvhiph djy IJO I'roposals will be rcccivcd ; and the Proposers are to ob- serve, that the Fuol of each description must be of the best quality, mid delivered at the places contracted for, by i) jl>. Un measure : vi*.— Sea Coal, of four bushels to the Ur. m I and eight' barrels to the ton— gtone Coal must be deftreml, by weight, and proposed for by the hundred weight— tl^ Turf by box of tour feet ioii^;, two feet broadj a/. d two a. v. l a half feet deep. The quhntity of Firing aiul Candle, re- quired v,' U be specified iu each Contract, and most < l'f. livered, or clamped by the Contractors, in the Barrack Mas- ter's Stores, where thole are such. One'fourth of the amount of the Contract will be paid to if'oik- actors upon tl. rir enter, ing into sot uiity, and further sums from tiir. e to time ( not breeding the. other two- fourth*) will be advanced proportion- ably to the quantity delivered) and vouched by the a. veunt able receipts thereof being produced fren> the Barrack . Mas- ter ; and tlie balance will be discharged when the accounls and. vouchers furnished shall beduly examined at this Office, and foun . correct. Tlw written consont of two responsible persons must be inclosed wilh each proposal, reside:'', if pr- - sible, in Dublin ; and no proposal will he attended to wh.: - this shall not have been complied with, as well as the re depqe of the Proposer. Inconvenience having arisen to tlie- Service from the to-> general and extensive Undertakings of former- Contraetoi •, it is hereby notified, that local Proposals from eligible Pel. sons will be preferably considered. By Order, JOHN HUGHES, Secretary.
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