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Belfast Commercial Chronicle


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Date of Article: 10/02/1812
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NUWKR 1,092.] MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1812; feu CK > D. PARLIAMENT. HOUdE OF COMMONS— MONDAY, FBBRIJART ff. STATE OFTRFLANID, ( Continued from our Paper of Saturday.) Mr. CANNING said, That having the misfortune to he cue of those persons whom the No'ule L » rd who opened the debate marked out. to the particular disapprobation of the House and of the Country ; having the m; sfortune to be orie of those who could not go the entire length of granting the claim of unlimited conc- ssion, being determined against vot- ing for such claim, but being determined much mure against sanctioning by his vote the principle recommended by his Rt Hon. and Leu- time on the atteilt < did sentiments up" could not moid re' wa d now, he'regt of hit Right Hon nd. he wished to trespass for s ® me ,. .. t'ie House, while he stated his can- :: rear. questiwn—( Hear, Hear) He tt'sg deeply that it was brought for- t •? ' 1 1 an opinion, which tr'e speech Fr'end vsas not calculated to diminish, true that the fourteen Cantons of Switzerland, consisting of Catholics and Protestants, and other disSt- nters, ha* cnme to a generous resolution to bury all religious animositiesand was it true, that from that time they w ent on with perfect j political agreement ?—( Cries of Hear, hear, hear !)- — His Right Honourable Friend might say, that though this might have been the case with small States, there w.- s a difficulty when they came to make the application of it to great ones. The di- cti- sion ol that principle would lead into minute in- quiry, and the instance he had already quoted must go against . the generality of the argument. But what if the same agree- ment had existed in another con itry What if it had exist- ed in France from the period of the ediil of Nantz, down to its subieiiuent revocation? I. et them look to the words of that famous editt, they would find it declaring, that for j the pur pose « f st'fling all complaints, all subjects, of what ever religion, should !>•• capable of holding offices without | taking any other oath than to be faithiul to the King. They would find that Henry IV. proc- eded ( for he was speaking of no less a man) to provide for the filling of all offices in the State without regard to the distinStious of se< ft, or. to the prejudices of religious jealousy. He did not say that they were bound to follow the example of France.— That admission would come rather oddly after the new philosophy But when they had before them the opinion of the greatest Monarch of that notion, in times when he had not barely to calculate upon possible resistance, but to encounter open op- positiiia— when they f, id, is* his opi.- Mon, in such circum- ivernment, and to pronounce ip -•• i. • —, . , t t\ ie nest cmu se or mode o> proceeding was con- "• erferetice » * jitr.. s- y .0 av tv'fa. t':. n- j cltiatioti • ir v.- a ipnss. hle to despise such an authority; ilWml looking from hi> ju ' gment to the practical consequences of his pl- 11, it was atul more impossible to de> pise that mea- sure which placed Sully at the head of the Council, and sent Schomherg, Turennejand S txe to share the glories of the field.—( Henri bear, hear.)— I: was impossible not to approve of such conduct in that monarch, whose splendid Court was the envy and the terror of ail Europe, at a moment when the world seemed to labour under a religious dotage, and when he himself was under the influence el' an intriguing mi6tre « (.— Who, if he were asked, whether he would wish to live in that grand opoch, or in any subsequent epoch of that country, would not readily, and eagerly, and without limitation, place his finger on the former. " Looking to the year 1S85, when the Ecliii of Nantz was revoked we saw our shores covered with a flying Clergy — flying from persecution. What Clergy? Ptotestant— fly- ing from what persecution ? From the persecuti- jn of Ca- tholic France !—( Hear, heart J— And this we saw visited up- on Ireland In a century after, we again beheld our shores covered with a flying Clergy, Hying from persecution. Wnat Clergy? Catholic— flying from what persecution? From the persecution of Atheistical France! AnJ this we were attain called upon to avenge upeo the Catholic popu. ation of Ireland—( Hear, hear ! )— But were they so blind ai to con- found the cases ? Were they so blind as to suppose that the " same remedy was applicable to each, if indeed it was ju" tifi- j' ahle in either? The micigatjc ever ttu- Catholic claims we e brou; ht forward in that afttrwards taok place was a warning of a change, though his H use, they should be candidly, distinSiy, and dispassion- 15 Rj h, Hon. Friend was not in a situation to lift his wlrjing ately discussed. The Catholics were given to understand, || voicB agai„ st it. He knew'there were some who represent-' that though under their own separate and resident Legisia- jj td the Jrjsh Catholics as having obtained all the privileges tion, surrounded a ith the local passions and prejudges that j,; t;, erto granted to them under circumstances no; highly ii.: foitunate y ex: aed in their own c- untry, the stibjeA of | j honourable to the liberality of this country, and in times their requests csnld not be coolly deliberated; yet here,!! wh m they were rither exa& ed from our weakness than ob- where local leelings did not ait, and where the prejudices [| ta.; ne( J j, Bra our justice. It might be true to a- certain de- tl. it i; H IS: netv be discussed with a degree of passion and InimosUy u . W » mingt\ je occasion. " H is Noble Fi jerr] » out. with stating, that some/ transalSions which X —' red in the course of la » t summer, hail influenced him to. " X forward the motion then under their ' tlut motion was intended to embract the i jrl4r '•• inrerterence t* ritr; a* v- n , w, : te ( iv'ir. Can. tit give it cot: r any thing I1 >•' happened from the be- ginning of those differences up to the'present moment which called upon the House to set to Ireland the fearful example of an interference upon the part of the Legislative Authority with the natural and pioper course of judicial law— He should oppose the proposition for going into a Committee trhen that was the obje£ l, or when it coui- 1 be mistaken for the objeS of the legislature —( Hear )— He would allow that the bare fait of having aded according t » law, did not pa to prove a proper purpose in the mind? of the persons so conducing themselves; on the contrary, he saw many cases in which the bate 1' tter of the law was lamentably deficient as amoral rule or a political precept; but would they call for a Committee to examine into the motives of Govern- ment; or, if they did call for such a Committee, would it be possible to avoid introducing another party, as well as the Govemmei:', the party of the Catholics themselves, whose conduit cnu d not be contemplated without some reprehen- sion ? ( Hear, i. ar )— If he kn w his own heart, he came to the present question uninfluenced by such motives as either power or popularity could suggest; he sought not the tri- umph of either party, but the tranquillity, the security, U. I* the happiness of the whole. " Much had been said of the understanding entered into at the tinie of'he Union. An understanding there certainly was, though not expressed by the Legislature, that when- abie ;„ eitJl; rj The mitigation of the Popery laws wsiicri again- t them * ere comparatively temperate, they might reasonably expert that sort of discu< « ion which alone could lead to a rational and enlightened decision; biit now that J that time was arrived, that the union was accomplished, and j tl e question was open to a cool and impartial consideration, I his R,.< lit Ho -. Dm; Me Friend had insinuated principles which I must ehut the leor/ agaiust their expectations. If, iccording ! ( ^ • y - mV- i- r- jtini] rbey siiould re- turn to former ' h^. bullies, or whether they shou'd jfo en, he | cou'd have no doubt as to the side upon which he should | vote. Indeed, when he looked to the s ate in which Ireland low mod, with a great population, growing daily in wealth and intelligence, a- pitfug from what they had already taste;! of freedom, to wiih for more, and proceed'ng in a natural gradation, fram the accomplishment of much, to the desire ar. d ambition of greater. When he looked to this situation, a situation to which they were raised from a conditi n in v, hich tio class of p ; ople h . d ever before been placed in a Christian country, he could not agree that it was wise to j exclude them from the pale of the Constitution- Since the I period of their humiliation, they had disclaimed many tenets j; once imput- d to them, or perhaps he should not have re- ; ptob. ted so str-. n^ ly as he was inclined to do, the isotelic ! doilrine o! his Right Honourable Friend. His Right Hon. j Friend lud said, tiie more the Carbolic was restriifted, the I mote quiet he became. This probably was true, but it was i a truth which might I- ad them too far. It seemed to ap- proach the old adage, that * dead men tell no tales,' for i, t must be granted, that the man in whom the social passions were extinguished, was likely to be quiet enough.—( Hear, le. it ) But dirl his Right Honourable Frieni really think that such A course was politic? Did he think thai, having removed the chain frirn the Catholic, we should leave a link behind to remind him that he once was fettered ? that hav- ing broken off the bonds with which he was orice surround- ed, w. e should leave a brand behind, to denote that he was rot always free? Was this to legislate in the spirit of wis- dom, or was it not rather to adopt a headlong and precipi- tate violence, disgraceful to the character, as it must be in- jur ous to the interests of the country ? But were they to suppose that circumstances had changed the nature of the disabilities under which the Catholics formerly laboured, ;. n j that that which was once so essentially necessary to the security of the State, should now be cancelled, as being use- less ? For hii part, he conld not admit such an apology for the past. He could not conceive any state of society in . which such restri< 5lions could be justified. He could not approve of such means of producing qu et. The onus lay on those who recommended such penverse industry, to shew upon A hat principle it was necessary to shew to fu- ture agea what that system was—( Hear, hear, heur. j-* His Right Honourable Friend had argued the question as if it was solely a religions one, but he should argue it, he felt it his duty to argue it in that House upon a political ground alone. His Right Honourable Friend s : id that he would not go into the doiSrine of Transubstantiation, or the adoration « > t Saints, or other mysterious points. But why did he not go into them ? Because he took them for granted, and ar- gued on them without submitting to the inconvenience of proving them. When the Legislature selected those doc- trines, it was only as the means of marking the particular setft against whom they thought proper to direiit their provi- eions. The Parliament of Great Britain would never adopt the idea of becoming Contraversionists— they nt ver could have intended to argue with the Priests and Bishops upon the doctrines of their faith. He knew that some G entlemen • were fond of talking hf the sufferings of Ireland tu remote and almost unremembered periods— of its being treated as a conquered conntry from time immemorial, and injured and repr. ss-' l in centuries long past— but he would not go far fcack to count its wrongs, any more than he would look buck to the Norman Conquest with respeA to thi^ country, for the purpose of complaining of the Curfew.—( W I, ugh.)— But part of the way he must ga back, to find the I rinning of the restrictions now under consideration. What then was the state of Europe after the reformation ha. taken place? There arose at rhat time two sei'ta more infiueuced by t'e zeai of se& arism than by the lave of country The Catholics and the Protestants were attached each to their own persuasion, without regard to those sacred ties whit! bind u- to our native climates, and the Catnrlics of this natiou were more allied to the Catholics of any other nation than to ttieir Protestant fellow- subje& s who were childt en uf the same soil.— Under those circumstances, regulations ' light be ntcessarv which would exist in no other case. In what country of turope were there no religiou « struggles tt High such Itruggles should rot be considered common to all cither times, as had been stated, nor arising out of any cause ii>. iepa- rable from our nature.— Of those who contended t.' fat they were, he nculd ask, did history bear tliem out ? WM it General to lead them to a& ion.—( Hear, hear.) He be- sopght the House, therefore, riot to shut the door against the elevation of brave native officers, by the traaquil'izing vote proposed by his Right Hon. Frien 1.—( Hear, hear,)— They should be apprehensive, it lenmed, that if there was to be a Catholic Chancellor, or a Catholic General at the head of a British army, the Pope and Bonaparte would inspire such Catholic Chancellor or General to bring in their religion, and to endanger our Protestant Establishments. But were not those fears visionary ? When the geographer in future times shall point out the limits of nations, and endeavour to num- ber the distinctions of religions, he will find them all form- ing one indiscriminate profession. The truth is, that all his actions shew Bonaparte to fee above all considerations of re- ligion. The question was now, whether the nation was French or not ? and wot whether it was Prottstapt or Catho- lic ? Time was when the union of one or two Catholic pow- ers would have produced a league of the Reformed powers. But now Bonaparte, the eldest son of the Church, bore sway in Lutheran Saxony, in Protestant Germany, Reformed Prussia, Lutheran Sweden'. and Denmark, and over Anti- Catholic nations; all retigioAr were united in one great must military and political power, and'yet it was not Bona- parte, but the Pope that we.* to be apprehended ; it was the thunder of the Vatican, net the artillet'v of Bonaparte that we were to guard aga; ri* - i' When the Pope is u.- d tit) Bulls, di: A launc' ^ IfforMall the weapons tn hea- 4 justice be established, ven's armoury, we were to this terrible shock, and look upon the French tayriadi a, Sontainirig compara- tively unimportant dangers. Bat w'ie/ e was the power, that fought more obstinately in support o: f the Inquisition? This ( country was contending in alliance with Spain and Portugal, ! the two most superstitious and bigatteri tiations in the world. When fighting bv the side of Catholic allies, we ought to feel, that our native Catholics should not be sa « peSe- l. The danger which we had to apprehend v^. s from an inundation, and yet we stopped at a rivulet We parsed by throueh the flood that spread desolation around it. the channels of time, and yet we stopped on the banks of a stream that was alrea- dy run dry, and affetfted to think it impassabU. " As to the onus of proof, which his Right Hon. Friend would throw upon those wha advocated the cause of the gree, thac in 1782, the situation in which we stood facilitat- ed the concessions then made to Ireland; , ut he believed it was equally true chat these were not concessions to tke Irish Catholics. The Protestant, upon his own part, came asking boons from England, of which he did not deal an equal por- tion - to his Cktholic brethren. It was true that free trade and . other privileges were gianted to the Iri'h community; bat I' j ' a., fair tt » iufei' ixj; u> i...: ice that he concessions to ttie Catholics were ilot granted voluntarily and IreeSy, Sine- 171) 4 nothing material had been granted to them up to the present period; but could any one maintain that what remained to be granted should be withheld ? unless he was possessed of the sahse skill in the science of num- bers with his Right Honourable Friend, who had said that it tne Catholics were few, it was not wurth while to grant their claims, an. i if many, it was not safe—( A laugh.) — It was the opinion of many, that a temperate discussion [ could not be had till the Union had taken place. That time was now arrived i but, as if obstacles were ever to be thrown in the way of the argument, the Catholics in a late instance had been ill- advised enough to put forward among the num- ber of their claims the repeal of the Union: a repeal of the Union ( exclaimed Mr. Canning)— a dissolution of the two kingdoms— a dissolution of the heptarchies 1 But if the pro- position was not efficient tq the purposes of good, it was efficient to the purposes of evil In deference to the Hon. Gentleman who had given notice of the morion for that re- peal, that if Parliament were even to entertain it, and if he by his eloquence w : SL to prevail in carrying it, the situation of the Catholics with respeCt to the objects of their ambition would be materially worse. It would be injurious to the Catholic interests, and ic would be high treason against se- parate Ireland. If a man were to set about devising an im- pediment to the Catholic Cause, he could not succeed better than by knitting those two demands together; but with re- speCt to the wishes of the Cathclics for an enlargement of the privileges thev at present pos- essed, he had always con- sidered them rational. Would any man who had the right to vote, not with in time for the right to sit ? Was it to be believed that Parliament had granted him the one without a view tc the ultimate granting of the other ? Was it to be believed that they would have opened to them the bar, if they intended eternally to shut up from them the avenues to the bench? Was it to be believed that they wnuld have permitted them to acquire property, and to aCt in all the subordinate parts of the political system, if they intended, with his Right H" i. and Learned Friend, eternally to ex- clude them from office ? They Were referred to the Revo- lution in France, and no man was more inclined to refer to it than he, for examples that onght to be avoided and detested. Let them not shut their eyes to the state of the body politic of France, which hail rendered it susceptible to the poison of Revolution. Let them not forget that the existence of un- popular and unjust distinctions, which, without the policy of the Popery Code to extinguish the rising spirit from that energy of action to which it must have tended, exhibited principles equally objectionable. If he was to divide the right of voting from the right of sitting, without any view j to their ultimate connection, he did not know whether he would not rather give the higher privilege, than refuse the lower; whether lie would not rather give to a people of 1 such high spirit, of such great powers of thinking, of sucji resources, of such energies and determinations, the right to sit in Parliament, than a right to return their Members, with an intention of shutting them out to the topmost round of their ambition. " But it had been said that the great body of the people were not interested in this. Oh, profound ignorance of hu- man natures, not to know that the bare possibility of great- ness called forth all the faculties of the m nd, and all the greatness of the character 1 To take the Bar as an instance. Was it proper that, filled with Catholic lawyers, of great abilities, and influence over the public mind they shauld not be admissible to the Bench ?— No man thought more highly than he did of the Bar; it had given to that House some « f its greatest ornaments— it had fcr'en to the State some of its ablest Statesmen— it had given to the community at large some of the most distinguished of its members, If they were to deprive the Bar of the natural okjeds of amnition, what would be the consequence ? The Catholics being the more numerous class of the community, woul 1 consequently supply the greater number to the Bar j there would thus, in time, be a Catholic Bar and a Protestant Bench, and what an infinite source of dissatisfaction and discontent would be treated by the eternal separation of rhat Bar from • he Beneh ? According to the proposition of his Right Hon. Friend, too, there could never be a native Catholic General. Foreign Catholic Generals may charge the enemy at the head of lii i- tish cavalry, but there never could be a native Catholic consolation in complaitit. He was glad their applications were not now before the House. Wishing well to the Ca- tholics* not as Catholics, but as Members of the British Em- i> ire, he wished to see then brought to amiyt, an 1 recon- cilement, atid peace, not in the vfray his Honourable Friend would advise, by taking from them what they had ec- ived, not by a victory of one party river ' he other, for he wouid not wish that Catholics should succeed at the expend of the honest prejudices of thei Protestant brijhren, by s. nnothing things in such a manner as that thv public mind nay fall into it without surprise and without irritation. He w old not enter his protest against it Upon the same ground as his Hon. Friend, namely, the principles recogni- ed at the Revo- lution.— The Constitution was capacious enough to admit within it all seCts, and the Catholics as well as others; but the present was not a time in which agy good could arise from such a Committee as that proposed, and he must there- fore oppose it. Some strong allusions to Mr HUTCHINSON'S intended motion respecting the repeal of the Union, called up that1 Gs* titlecnan - who with some violence, and with much seve- rity against Mr CANNING, was for going into a Committee. Mr. PE. ELF. spoke next against the mation. Lord G. GRENVILLE argued infavour of the Motional r.^ 1 contended." that the more frequnrtly the " r slai >-. to i otwdered Parli„. Ueiit, the more fully would the; r mind. They had sTI the forms of a Pirii inmit: Th « y b. n! their CtJ. rifWirteos, their Snh- C- miirit- tecs, -. hsir Comrr. ittfces'pf Grievances, their priv. ita Their . pro^' etcl- ir own opinion * nd public Redress?^ / fee. Sec ings were s'ich, tlfaf . even in th they went t" i far, a- tj3 were afr- ud of the conse- quences. Oa. otte cession, one of their members called out to " the person vrlirJ wis ? iking notes of their proceedings, " W* are ajoiritr rather to.) fat, take no notice of that f' to which the person so addressed replied, " I was aware ot that myself, and had already shut my hook.—( A\ laugb.)- » It w. « when th * y had it in contemplation great- ly to iricrease their numbers that the circular w* » issued. The Government had beeit censured as having interposed at an improper time, at a tima when they were abont to become more re o^ tvjls than ever. This, however, was n it til.' ta = 1,— i aLord Ffrench and others, the most fespeiS chl.- - f their bady, had already seceded fro n them, and Catholics, he must contend, that, it lay all the other way.— [ It appeared to him absurd to supp/ J* e that any man could ' think any serious danger was to be apprehended to a Con- stitution in Church and State, cement- u by so much blood, and supported by so much wealth and learning of ecclesias- tics, from a poor, an uniristru& ed, and an uninformed people. The Hon. Gentleman ought to prov^ what he has advanced against Catholic faith— but m placetof such proof he has tpl l you, that he will not go into t,. e question of keeping faith with heretics— that he will not go into the question of trahsub- tantiation, or the deposing power of the Pope— bnt was it fair to refuse the dis us- ion « f. those topics ? The real or supposed atf- ierence to a belief of such articles was the foundation for those severities against them, to the repeal of which the Hon. Gentleman co'jld n tt yield his assent. He should have proved, that supposing Bonaparte to possess such a power of reasoning as could draw over his Holiness to any views of policy the French Ruler might entertain hostile to the happiness and security of this country, it was in the power of the Pope to aid those views by a spiritual influence which it was not in the power of the Catholic Priesthood to resist, or in their inclination to disibey. By a refusal to prove such influence in the Pope, and such sub- mission IH the Priesthood, he has refused to prove tiiat dan- ger to the establishment o' this cojntry wh' h seemed to be ' the foundation of all the Gentleman's objections. He did not prove, he merely asserted, t''? t ti e effect of any addi- tional grant to the Catholics of Ir 1 would be a revolu- tion, that would speeddy - weep v cy- i-. hatever they Were accustomed to revere in re% inn, a , /. venerate in the social iustituii'tnt if the country ThaL " Mron of revolution, wi. ivh tSe ." Jon. ' » er- b".:..- tpoti itch I'igbs grounds, drSiaed itself info twV- Xhe will and the power. Had the Catholic Church the will to foster and give birth to revolution ? The domineering spirit it inclines to was not denied ; but he. was not aware that any such attempt had been made by that Church in any Protestant country: even admitting the existence of such a will, they should meet it either by reason or by force— by reason in that House, or by force on another Theatre, if a will so perverse, so unfriendly to social intercourse, so daring and st, profli- gate, should at any time attempt to break into a& ion.— But, supposing, th,. t, after putting such power into their hands, the Catholics should so far resign every feeling of gratitude, every remembrance of a boon against which pre- judice had long struggled, and for which their friends had long fought; supposing, eyen, that such a disposition should arise, and he was not one who feared it, would the Church of England be in danger ? That Church had been nursed in persecution, it was made dear to posterity by the blood of those who had fallen for it; it was surrounded, with honours, and dignified with emoluments, armed with sufficient powers, sufficient learning.—( Hear!)— To suppnse, then, that such a Church, cemented by the blood of martyrs—( Heir, hear.) — and hallowed for ever in the memory of men, sufficiently powerful to secure the reverence of all who came within its shelcer, to suppose it could fall by the admission of a few Ca- holics to the Legislature was a fear too cowardly to be entertained, and almost too mean for refutation. " His Right Honourable Friend had said that theonur fro- bindi was upon the Catholics; it was upon himself; he appre- hended danger, and he should have shewn that his appre- hensions were not v sionary. The tithes were another sub- jeit upon which Gentlemen trembled, and his Right Hon. i? riend among the re t. He would be ashamed to think, that in any part of theological learning he should be found supe. rior to his Ri^ ht Honourable friend—( A laughj— but for a removal of his difficulties, upon this point, he wouid refer him to the 25th article of the same document to which he had before allude J, in which, it was direited by that great and polite monarch, ot whom he had before spoken, that the Catholics of hi, dominions sh mid pay and acquit the tithes to the Protestant clergy. Another danger w is, that no secur- ity would be admitted by the Catholics. They refused grant- ing a Veto. To bring about a concession of this kind, there were bat two ways— rea on and force. No person would ad- vise having recourse ; but he could see no dan- ger to the Catnolic principles- in the eraut of such a check.— In Russia and in other countries, such a nomination was al- lowed ; but he could not approve of making those things a matter of negociation, as if between two hostile powers — Whatever it was thought advisable to give should be given upon due deliberation, but not at all as a claim of fight. It was not to be argued in that way, because every political establishment had a right to exclude that from which it ap- prehended danger. } t was a question of expediency ; and if those claims were acceded to, they should he as boons. " The Roman Catholics, as they knew, had adjourned their j . meetings until the en4 of next month. They had determin- i 1 ed to petition, and he hoped that every thing would be con- ! dueled with the calmness and moderation which they had used on former occasions. It was from the Throne they had | derived evrty boon, and it was natural that upon the pre- ! sent occasion they should appeal to ir. It was in ma- ters of t this ki » d only that he would advise this plan of preceding. ' It was true rhat the House might originate, such a discussion, ; but as a question of expediency he preferred the other way. I No man would deny that it must turn out most unpropitious j ta the Catholics, - hat this business should be brought forward i as an annual question,' to be debated by party in that House. The intention of petition had been announced, and even the most eager advocates of the measure would aliew that it was a subject of such high moment, as required con? iderable time for deliberation. No obstacle should arise from a prema- ture consideration of it, that may intercept the coming grace. There existed strong prejudices against it, which reason and temper cot/ Id alone overcome. He hoped, even though dis- appointed lor the present, they wouM re- t their ou- stion upon a beneficence yet to come.—- They had nor no v the hepe of success, but thry had not the ceitainty of despair, and though he saw at present no ptospeil of their success, he Mr. HERBERT did not impute sny j^ Jam* to the Irish Government for their recent conduct • bat wnuli vote fo^ the inquiry, as calculated fe be productive of much good. Sir A. PIGOTT attacked the Irish government, and the construction of the Convention Ait, and concluded with voting for the motion. Mr. W. POLE, from the nature of the motion before the House, had . been led to expect that an attack would be made on the Irish Government. With this expectation he had come down to the House; and had he not recollected what took f pi ce last year, it would have filled him with surprize that the great heads of Opposi ion whom he had in his eye should have neglected to cdme forward with the charges they had to make be- fore that late hour. Feeling, however, that his cause was good, and that it was his duty to prove this in justice t © himself, and in justice to those under whom he h id the honour to act, he. felt less regret at the heavy task having fallen on him to rise under the disadvantage to which he had • alluded. In the course of the last summer every factidus art had been resorted to, to confound the proceedings © f the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland with the Catholic question. That question had in no respect influenced his conduct. He con- sidered it HS having nothing to do with h m. It was his duty to maintain the law and see equal justice done to all; doing this, he and his advisers felt they had enough to do without considering how far it might be proper to alter the Constitu- tion. They had felt that it was not their duty to enter into the Catholic question at all, and more than all they had felt it to be their duty not to do any thi. ig that might be likely to throw any im- pediment in the way of petitioning, in a legal and Constitutional manner. It had been attempted by those who wished to disturb the public peace, to nn ike it believed that he Convention Act had been .- u in force, not to n'. iLfltain the law, hut rp per- secu. e the Catholics. order to disprove $ hi « , it ; was necessary to talc-; a view of the proceedings of the Catholic Body. The circular letter, of which so much had been said, he here thought it necessary to remind the House, though signed by him, had been framed by the Crown Lawyer. When the subjefl was last before the House, the Right Hon. Gentleman who brought it forward had not thought proper to combat the legality of the proceedings of the Irish Government, but he had objected, 1st, That it was imprudent to en- force the law at the time at which it had been a£ ted upon. 2dly, That if it was enforced, it should have been enforced bv Proclamation, rather than by letter; and, 3diy, That if they had been correft in issuing a circular letter, they ought not to have aded upon that circular as they had done. He would be glad to know how it happened, that at the time it was asserted that the conduit of the Irish Government was contrary to law, and had failed to accuse them of transgressing their duty. This had not been done, and therefore, when at the end of the Session he had returned lo his duty, he thought the Irish Government had a light to think, not only that their conduit hid the appro- bation of that House, but that no human being could think they had put a wrong construction on the Convention Aft. Notice in the course of the Session was given by an Hon. Gentleman, of a motion for the repeal of the Convenlion Act, but towards the close, he tho. ught proper to withdraw his motion, at the same time expressing. his appro- bation of the conduit of the Irish Government; and his belief that it would not be resorted to again. On this occasion, he ( Mr1. ' Vellesley Pole) had immediately risen to prevent any misconception on the pari of the Hm. Member, a id informed him that the Iri; h Government bad in no respeil changed its sentiments, and that, under similar circumstances, the same measures would b.- re- sorted to again. He had, moreover, a right to !*> tW tl)< Must think that no one could be supposed ignorant of what had passed in that House, and that cons?, queatjy, as it had the sanction of their appro'~ at o ,, it could not be complained that the people were oppressed by the renewal of obsolete laws, or that they knew not what the Government were about. He would not trouble the House wi h tiie whole of the proceedings, as he had been obliged to do last year, but he thought it necessary to cull their attention to otie circumstance. The Citholic Committee formed in 1793, was revived in 1809, and htld its sittings in 1810. Trie assembly, it was known, was not strictly lawful, and this stated, it had been asked— if it was unlawiui, why was it not pat down earlier than it was? To this the answer was, they were anxious to treat the Cat JO- lie body with the greatest lenity, and with the ut- most forbearance, and, therefore, being ! e:, s strid iri enforcing the law than they wi tiid hairs other- wise been in a case where any other cl ., s of sub- j^ its ' A*? concerned. It was a mistake to suppose the Convention Ail was framed for any particular sect. Had any other body proceeded so far, it would have been attempted to bring it to bear on them. The Committee were snfFe ed to go on for " jV l V « • ftnh Jul; the 4> i, count not much blame them for petitioning, because to the ij tor sofnf* tim" « til! ! t w » « *'" nnd t, ley M recourse I bfti. Sed, or those olio conceive tiieniswi,. • • there n jom « ! to « v'e » y dung liut could irifl'lsaee th" J' > >!' C and least respe5fable that remained. The G' » * vernrnent tlx- ught it their cuty to stop this e- vtl as they did, and according'v it w » « topped. To his knowledge; the tea additional members fr > « each county had never met. Tiie Lord Lieu, tenant had permitted a small body of the Cm- mittee to meet from tim- to time; * nd from thij conduit it had been said, that they had w - ik! r abandoned a plan rashly adopted, and - that their conduit was marked by madness, folly, itremp'- rance, and intolerance.-— The Right Hon. Gentle- man then proceeded to describe the proceedings of the Irish Catholics, and read to the House their resolutions of the 9th of July, with their an- nounced intention to persevere in their, plan " f adding to their nurrtbers ten persons from each couuty, five from each parish in D- din, and for the first time the C: ttholic Prelates, and the eldest sons of Peers, wrtre named as members of the Convention, making in the whole a body of about 7 persons. When the Lord Lieutenant saw this he was struck 3n various ways. He thought it was a lamentable thing that Lord Fin- gall should lend himself to a biidy, wliiehj If al- lowed to ail as a Convention, would eventual!;- , annul the Government-~~( Hear, hear, benr.' J— If such a body met, however legal, and however constitutional their object, their was no object, there was no answering for the consequences.— He would put it to the Speaker, what would bj the feeling in that House, if a Convention of five hundred were to assemble in one of the Theatre* in the Haymarket, and as tha representatives of four millions of people, using all the forms of Par- liament, and appointing their Committee, S tb- Committee, Committees of Inquiry, Si:. He wa; certain that in such a case, every Gentleman in that House would indignantly rise and say sucii an assembly ought to be put down. Thing-! w; « re in the situation he had describe I, on the July, when the Lord Lie ; e > ant sent to- Englsiod on the siv jtact.— O. t by direftion of the tor a LiwrttrtMn. j he wrote a note to Lord Fingall, requesting to see him. On tha 25th, his Lordship came, and he informed him thiit if the Convention met pa - suant to the Resolution which appeared with his name, it would be proceeded against as an un- lawful assembly. He, however, could not con- vince Lord Fingall of thi impropriety of iti meeting, and they pirted with nn as urance from him ( Sir. W. Pole) that it would h> proceeded against by Government ; b it telling h. m this, he promised to inform him of the steps which ulti- mately it might be judged ** pedient to take. O. i the 29; h, dispatches were received from England, approving of the conduit of the Irish G ivern- » ment, but recommending it to them to proceed by Proclatnition. He saw Lord Fingail on the 30th, with whom he had a long conversation, a: the close of which they were accidentally j > ined by the Lord Lieutenant and the Lord Chancellor, who joined with him in advising his Lordship to have nothing ! 0 do w: th the prop > sed Convention^ In the end Lord Fingall desired a letter f o. n him, which he gave him, to lay before the Citholiv Body. The Rest day, however, the Citholic Committee, though they had adjourned it them- selves to the 19 h of O. lober, thought it neces- sary to call an extraordinary meeting tin the fol lowing day, 31st July. Tne meeting to ik pla. e accordingly, at which it was resolved to pci severe in the course they had previously determined to pursue, ' fne Right Hon. Gent, then proceeded to notice the delusions praSUed by the Catholics to make it believed that the electrons of deie •; tf < were going on in defiance of Gove.- r. rtf- at, in ths most open manner, while they were so conducted lint the officers of G iv*< nmen> could not ii - cover when and where they took place. I ie no- tice of Major Bryan he next re- id to the House, which excited much laughter. He went on to shew that the Lord Lieutenant, supported as he was by the law aiitb uiti- s, wh . ITI it was his duty to Cunsult—!> y the Cabinet ot In - land— and by the Attorney and Sohcitor- Getier rl of England, and by the English Government, was not only justified In acting as he had acte '., but that had he not pursued the line of en. duet so re- commended to him, he would h,..'-- fail- d lit h> j_ duty. He vindicated. the Lord Chief J- j « t< c. f the Court of King's Bench in Ireland, and denied that he or a'ny other Member of the Irish Govern* 1 ment had seen him on the subject of the warrant issued, or that any contrivance or unworthy ac- tion had been resorted to, to gain it. It had been procured on the recommendation of the Law Officers, for he ( Mr. W. Pole), had never presumed to decide oh a legal question. The llight Honourable Gentleman placed in a lumi- nous point of view the improprieties which mig1 c piis- jibiy have been complained of, if they had r. e- gleiled to suppress the Convention. He then r. ticed rhe different occurrences of the Meeting or the 23d Oftober, and the quibbling conduit J: Lord Fingall, which to him appeared a proof that both he and the Catholics were aware their pro- ( For atiti-. nUoH see $ ecmd Pa « r.) ceedingi BELFAST COMUr. RCJAT. fHKONICLE STATE OF IRELAND, ( J it continuation from First Page ) ceedings were not lawful. The Petition, which it was pretended an assembly of 500 were called to frame, he, fr^ m happening to have an oppor- tunity to peep behind the curtain, knnw what was in reality drawn np by a Committee, con- sisting of twenty- one Gentlemen. It was their object to submit the substance of it, pro forma, to the Convention, have an inflimma- tory discussion, and then adjourn themselves from day to day, from week to we - k, & c. Under these circumstances the Irish Government wee bound to a< S with reference not to what they were told was the intent cf the Catholic proceedings, but to that which appeared to be their real obj » ft. The Riffht Hon. Secretary continued to read a great variety of extracts from addresses voted by the Ag^ resfate Meeting; in Dublin at different times, to the Dukn of Richmond ; from Gazettes for nearly ten years back ; from a pamphlet, en- titled " Sta'ement of the Grievances of the Ro- wan Catholics," from the tone and temper » f all which publications he proved the inconsistency id unreasonableness of the Roman Catholic had further to say. I shall therefore propose that jj the debates be adjourned till this day ; which was agreed to. Adjourned at half past two in the morning. HOUSE OF COMMON?— TUESDAY, FEB. 4. - their pratitilde and affection mo t strong- anc time to the Noble Duke ( Ricb- nov.^) now at the head of the Irish Go- v rnment; at anprher their voilent charges against the same distinguished Nobleman, of intolerance, injustice, and « - pwression. Yet was he bold to s. iy, that he mipht defy any man, either in that, wheVe else, to S'aad up and single , Council ? he would answer he vras at mo i » reat tt ~~ distance from the Capital to do so, even had Ire been summoned. The Hon. Baronet adverted to the passages which had been read by Mi. Pule in the course of his peech on Monday evening from addresses voted by the Aggregate Meeting in Dublin, at different times, to the Duke of Rich- mond ; from Gazeites for nearly ten years buck, and from a pamphlet entitled " Statement of the Grievances of the Roman Catholics." He ( Sir J. N.) could not give his consent to passages from works being thus introduced into Gentlem » ns' speeches, because there was no book in which passages might not be found capable of being wrung to an » wer any purpose ; but even allowing that the publication alluded to by the Right Hon. Gentleman, was an improper one, yet was it just to condemn a whole body for the error of an in- dividual ; patience and forbearance was recom- mended to the Catholics, it was easy enough for those who were in possession of all their wishes to recommend patience, but if they were in a simi- lar situation with those to whom th > y recommend- ed it, how would they pra& ice patience ?—( Hear, bear})—' The Hon. Baronet then, at considerable length, defended the Catholic Meetings; and con- tended, that, under the Convention Aft, tlify were legal, since the concluding clause of that A.& pro- ' rided that nothing therein should be considered as STATE OF IRELAND. On the question for resuming the adjourned de- bate on this subjeft— Sir J. NEWPORT said, he should not have presented himself to the House at so early a pe- riod of the debate, but that ill health would pre- vent his staying to an advanced period of the even- ing ; nor should he at all have intruded himself or bis opinion on this subjeff, had it not been to defend his own tondnft, He considered the powers of the Privy Council as great, but he could not consider a Proclamation of the Pi ivy Council as law. Under that persuasion, he had attended a meeting of Catholics at Waterford, and had ad- vised them to apply to the House, because it was to the House of Commons, he conceived, they ought to apply for a redress of grievances ( Hear, hear!) and he could no- see without great and painful rfg>- et attfmpts made to turn the Catholics '! from the doors of the House. He implored the House to reft.' fl on the dangerous consequences which might arise from diverting the attention of SO a body of the people as the Catholics were io any other quarter ; with these impressions on his mind, he attended the Catholic meeting, to : ; h. ir what was said, and give them fits advice. It ,, might be a. ked why he did not attend the Privy lj House or any wheVe else, to s'and up and single | f one instance in the conduct of the Noble Duke < which could afford the least colour and conn- j tenance in justification of such a charge. On the great question of the Ca'holic Claims, which had been so much insisted on in the course of that night's debate, he roust beg leave, even at that late hour, to say a word or two. It was true that he had uniformly voted against the prayer of the Catholic Petition, but he had as studiously avoided delivering any opinion upon its merits — The motive for such conduct was a desire to avoid saying any th. ing either to irritate the prejudices of theCatholics. or raise and flatter their expectations. He had turned the matter often and seriously to his mind, and he felt no small anxiety that something might be done to meet the wishes and tranquillize the minds of that large description of his Majesty's Irish s'ibj- As. He never was the man to say, that no consideration of times and circumstanccs should ever dispose him to admit their claims. Neither had lie ever said, nor was now prepared to say, that the Legislature should not attempt some ar- rangement to grant the prayer of their petition, as far as the granting of that prayer should con- tinue to he consistent with the security of our Establishments in Church and State. H' should never, a: the snme time, even go to that length, if rhey continued to maintain the tone and ihe atti- tude wh; ch they h: id lately assumed. Before he would consent at al! to entertain their petition, he sho"! d observe their c^ ndufi and the manner in which they should present it to Parliament. If that manner had anv thing in it which announced turbulence, imubot dination, or resistance, in any shar e, to ilaws of the lar> i|, he w uld be among t> c rirmost Ttrenttousiv 10 rcjeft it. But if, y< the contrai y, thfir bihaviour and temper bfcspol£ e ni if!? i - a ior, f'nrbe trance, a" d a da" submission to th" la- . be would he as forward as any man to promote success, and rejoice as sincerely as any irun in the acconnp'ishment of their wishes, as far as ' hose wishes c" uld be gratified without danger or Henirrcrt in Chinch or State. Mr. SHERIDAN rose at that late hour ( two o'clock) because he had been observed, and pecu- liarly looked at by the Right Honourable Gentle- man in the course ofjiis speech. On one occasi. on the Right Honourable Gentleman even seemed to think it strange, that he ( Mr. Sheridan) should differ from him. Tt was not in one particular point that he dissentfd from him, but totally and radically, in every single matter of his statement. It was pitiable to see the Right Hon. Gentleman twisting and struggling through his long speech : detailing wish pompous minuteness such a set of paltry, scurvy matters, while he evaded so studi- ously ; be real question befoie the House, which was simply but . emphatically this— whether Ire- land shall be won to a trua and zealous allegiance to the Crown of England ; or, whether by a con- tinuance of injustice and oppression, she was to be goaded into the arms of France ? ( Hear, hear) This was the simplicity, this the grandeur of the question, and not elaborate nothings about the Convention Bill, and the tremendous, work pub- lished by Mr. Fitzgerald, or Fitzpatrick,. the Ca- tholic bookseller. It might be very true, indeed, that the said Fitzpatrick did publish that mighty • work, but was it worth one pin to tile House ? What wis'ali the Right Honourable Gentleman's speech but triilins' with the time of the House, and misleading them from the gie; rt question which occupied their ('^ liberation. The Right Hon. Gentleman had sent the work alluded to over to him, and from what he knew of the book and of its authority, be would take upon himself to say, that " here was not any mistatcment in it. But mpposirg it was most libellous, and the tone and temper of it most furious, was he to conclude, that for such a reason, we were to pay no atten- tion to grievances which were the foundation of this tore and temper ? If the claims of the Catho- lics were just, was any intemperance in pamph- lets or speeches of those who complained to dc- bar them f rom redress ? He was astonished to hear the Right Hon. Gentleman ( whom he hop- ed he might now call the late Minister of Ireland) urge, that if the Irish sufferer overstepped discre- tion in the utterance ot his complaints, he was for ever tc be spurned by the Legislature. If he was as sincere as he pretended in his wish to be « ' mild, and kind, and conciliatory," to Ireland } \* ere his own tone and temper that ni^ ht likely to bring the people to moderation? These few words were, at that late hour, extorted from him ; and he would, therefore conclude by giving his h art- felt and cordial vote for the mo roil. Em. inc'pa- tion or no emancipation, at least let the House inquire into the state of Ireland— I am an Irish- man, and stror. gly interested in all that relates to Ireland, but the lateness of the hour, the luin the debate has taken, the number of able men who J, ave yet to deliver their sentiments, all these con gelations combine to make me postpone what I ij objection, on the part of the Catholics, to < t veto, preventing the poc$ ibility of sh<= ir Church oatron- age being under the inflaenc? of the See of Rome. He would no » ask that Right Hon. Gentleman if he was preoared to sav if the Catholic Clergy were now readv to submit tn that veto ? He had hear 1 severa1 of the Catholic Clergy say that they could not IUJU ^ uch an arrangement as that with- out the consent of the Pope; and that consent they could not receive as a free one whilst he re- m iin » d in bis captivitv. This then was a complete obstacle to that union which he wished to see established between the Catholic Church and tlf Constitution; and the , question was, by consequence, brought forward in a way almost completely hostile to union. He ' trusted he should never see a Catholic Convention , organized in this country ; but he also thought j the Statesman must be a bold one who would ! propose a Bill to Parliament containing the con- cessions, except he were well acquainted with the feelings and wishes of both the Lay and Ecclesi- astical Catholics. He adhered to the measure in principle, but did not think the moment propi- |' tious for it. He never . was one of those who look- ed on the Coronation Oath as adverse to the eman- cipation of the Catholict* for, in his view of it, there was not a word in It to prevent the P. irlia- ment from legislating on thb question—( Hear, hear t)— But at the tim< ttjwas proposed, at the • MMliiiH GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY. DOWNWG- SrRl-. ET, Fsa. 4. Major the Honourable A. Gordon, has arrived this even- ing at Lord Liverpool's Office with a dispatch, addr.- saed to his Lordship byCenera! Viscount Wellington, dated Gal- legos, 20th Jan. 1812. MY LORD— I informed your Lord'hip in my dispatch of the 9th, that I had attacked Ciudad Rodrigo, and in that of the 15th,- of the progre- sef the opeiation to that period; and I h've now the- pleasure to acquaint your Lord- hip that we took the place by utorm yesterday evening after dark. We continued from the 15: h to the l< Th to complete the sccor. d parallel, and the communications with that work ; and we had made tome progress by sap towards the crest of the glacis. On the nigh; of the 15th we likewise advanced from the left of the first parallel down the slope of the hit), towards the Convent of St. Francisco, to a situation from which the walls of the Fau^ e liraye and of the town were seen, on which a battery of seven guss was constructed, and they commenced their fire on the morning of tj) e 18th. In the maan time, the batteries in rhe first parallel conti- nued their fire;. an.{ yesterday evening their fire had not only considerably injured the defences of the place, but had made breaches in the Faus- e BraVe r- all, r. 0t! m the body of the plaoe, which were considered praftioble; while the battery on the slope of the hill, which had been- comrmnci-( t I particularly request your Lord- hip's attention' to the conduit of Major. General Cnutrd, Major- General VJO- deleur, Lieutenant- Colonel Barnard of th.* 95th, Lieutenar. t- CoU- nel Collorne, Mjj. ir Gibbs, and M « jor N ipier of thr 52d, * - d - Lieutenant- Colonel M'Lcod of the - 13J. The cor. dtiift of Cj. pt. un Dufft- j- of the 4: id, arjd that of Lieut - Gufwood of the 52d regiment who was wounded, havu likewise been particularly reported to me ; Lieuteu- nit- CoIo . r> el Elder, and 3d Cascadorei were likewise di. iinguisheti upon this occasion. The ist Portuguese regiment, under Lrnirenant- C6lonei Hill, and t'ie. l6th, under Colonel Campbell, bei.^- Brigadier. General Back's Brigade, were likewise di- tingmsh'pd io the storm, under the command of the Brigadier- Oeneritl, who particularly mentions Mij;) t Lynch. In my dispatch of the 15th, I reported to your X. > r< 4! ii » ihe attack of the Gonvent of Santa Cruz, by the troops « f the first division, under the diretflion of f. jentenart- Gi . rai Graham ; and that of the Convent of S'aint Frarciw->. on the 14th instant, under the dire& imi of Msjor. Oeror. il the C. Colville. Tile fint- mentioned eatcrprize w » » performed by Captain? Laroche de Suckcnlt- ls, of the li Lue B^ iul. . a King's German Leg:*-.; the bat I » y Li.; u uioi- Col n el Haf. court, with the 19; h regiment. Thin regiment cmaiurd from that time in the suburb of Saint Fi anci* co, and m. te- rially assisted our attack on that *; ic o- ihe plac.-. Although it did nor fall to tbt lac of the troops of the 1 it or. tfce night of the JSth and had opened an the 18th, had ,| and , vn divisions to bring tfceve op « ( ta;- o: is to theii trenching on the constitutional rights and privi- leges of the people. The Catholics wete assembled for ihe purpose of petitioning, and would any one say this was not a constitutional privilege ? Wi h respSft to the CUims of the Catholics, they had been put off from time to. time, but they o. uld not bit put offforevri ; and V besought the Hn- ve- to coh- jder wttll before tl* f determined, tor on IW detemiirtation of the present Session, much of the ( ate of the empire, in his opinion, depended. Lord CASTLEREAGH ttid, that looking at the situation in which the Motion proposed by the Noble Lord now stood, and on which the House was to go into a Committee, he, for his part, could not ( although favourable to the prin- ciple) support it on the motives and reasons ad- duced by that Noble Lord for its adoption. At the period of the Union with Ireland, the prosneiS of granting the Catholic Claims was not held out as a matter which that body had a right imme- diately to expefl ; but he was ready to admit that it would be impossible for them to reap the Full l> em> fus of that Union without some arrangement consonant to the feelings of both the Catholics and < Protestants ol Ireland. But having made this j admissirn, he tnust say, that he did not think any thing could be more hurtful to the unanimity of the nation than to bring forward this motion at present-, in so indefinite a manner. He must also say, that this question had never been brought forward in Parliament in a way which was likeiy to do the cause mucli good ; and it was always condnttt'd so as to be unintelligible to those who were to decide upon it. Whatever mi;; bt be the decision of the House at this time, he hoped the Catholics would reconcile their feelings to it; and calmly and contentedly continue to bear their share of ibe public burthens. Those who had spoken on this subject might be divided into three classes. The fitst were few in number, and they argued the subjefl on the most unconstitutional grounds, namely: that it was a question of abso- lute right that the claims of the Catholics should be granted. Another class, of which he was one, j considered the stihjefl as coupled with the neces- j ! sary and sufficient guards for the privilege* that ; were to J> o granted. A third were oF opinion tli* t no guards sufficienf! v strong could be found ; and therefore, tlu v could not see the propped in the changes produced by time on the affairs of this world, when this measure wonld be proper. With regard to the first of these, if there existed an ab- solute right, he saw no occasion for the delay of going into a Committee, since the House ought to aft justly, and grant the right without proci as- tination. In the way in which the question had been latelv coivdutled, the Catholics had depart- ; ed from th- respeftful obeditnee and inclination which they had formerly shewn to regulation; and that had been lost in the claim of light. But if they ejtpedled to receive emancipation, it would be necessary for them to return to an obedience to regulation and security ; and even then it was impossible to conceal from himself that much danger awaited gieat and sudden alterations.— With regard to the second class, although he was disposed to favour the principle, yet it was incon. sistent with the gravity of that House to g « into a Committee for the purpose of finding out some proper regulation on the subjeil, which as yet no Member was prepared to propose. lie had un- | perstooda Right Hon. Gentleman ( Mr. GratUn) Union, he knew that - K' King would have put his veto on a Btil, •' ' lament had passed it, for the emancipation He therefore chose rather, by stepping bet Jrfeeii the ' Sing and the Catholics, to take the responsibility upon himself—( Hear, hear !) Every one who had attended public meet- Ij ings must know that the business took H colour^ from certain speeches which might be delivered there.. He was, therefore, not to be understood as casting any blame on the great body of the Ca- tholics ; but the proceedings at same of these meet- ings had been mc* t improper and hurtful to their cause; nor was it any wonder that they hid caus- ed from their nature, considerable apprehensions. When he looked at their convention, arid was told that it was not such a rneetfng as the law was meant to dispense, he would he giad to know what sort of convention it wai intended to put down. To his mind ' he' law on the subject was most clear and distinct; it had been brought for- ward by Lord Clare, to meet the overwhelming motions of things which were at that time brought from France. Although he sincerely believed that the Catholics had not assembled to overturn the Government ; yet as little dij he believe that they had assembled, for ihe bare purpose of peti- tioning. He, however, believed that they had as- sembled to sit for a week, by which they could have given a supposed weight and recommenda- tion to their Petition. This proceeding had, how- ever, brought them into un illegal controversy with the legal authorities of the country ; and it might suggest itself to the Protestant mind will- ing to espouse their cause, that they had lent themselves to endeavour to l » wer the Judges in the common opinion. He was convinced that such conduct was illegal; and he trusted that the Catholics wt- ojd close the book of the Con- been equally efficient still further to the left, aud epposit- to the suburb of St Fiatlcieco. Ilful c! nse, they distingu; shej^> lietiiselves thrcyrhout thci- prog rem, by the patience and with which tl r under M* jor General H. Campbell guithed lr. this rt± ye&. < I likewise r » r. a.: tt jour Lordships attention to* i » .- gn- 1v£ t. ofl. ieutenaut- Cojonel Fletcher, the chiti engineer, JIIJV' Brigade- Major ' tines, and of the officer* at:-! man ,. f the royal engineers. The ability w: th which these oi.- rarii,. » w.- re carricd oil exceeds all praise; and I brg leave to re- commend those officers to your hardship ihiMt pa. ticularly. Major Dickson, of the royal artiH « ry, attached to the. Portuguese artillery, has for some time had the drre< 5tio. i of the heavy train attached to this army, and hzs conducted the intricate details of the late operation, as he did thus? of the late sieges of Badajoz, in the last summer, much to n: y satisfaction. The rapid execution produced by the well- di- redted fire kept up from our batteries, affords the b*.* » t proof of ihe merits of the officers and men of the royal artillery, and of the Portuguese artillery employed on this occasion1 But I must particularly mention Brigade- Major May, and Captains Ho'. combe, Power, Dyneiey, and Dundas, of the royal artillery, and Captains I> 4 Cuuha, anJ D. Corta, and Lieutenant SiWa, « f the 1st rtgiinetjt of Portuguese artillery 1 have I kewise particularly to report to your LordJ,. p, the condOdt of M » j" r Sturgeon, of the royal staff corf H*; corutrufted and placed for us the bridge over the Ajued-" without which the enterprise could not have been attimprc. ' and he afterwaids materially agisted l. ieutenant- Gcr. e. -' Graham and myself, in our reconnoiaance of the place, on which the plan of the attack was founded; and he finally conducted - the 2d battalion 5th regiment, as well as the Cascadoriw, to their points of attach. The Adjutant- General, and the Deputy Qlurter- Mjster:- Oeneral, and the officers of their several Department, (, c, ve me every assistance throughout this service, as well as tlio. e of my personal staff; and 1 have great pleasure in addir » that, notwithstanding the season of the year, and the i t_ tKe veiiion, and return of htiiitjoiUi ; fr. question now rea the old constitutional mode . c- t£ (( Afferent com/ ies. The j • d it.' - If into oncjrespecting j the'quantum'of pi.^ er wnicVi would the> i be given 1 to the Catholics. Bur he was free to confess that he could se° no danger* considering the great Protestant m3 tence; nor could he think that power was n » t as safe in the hands of Catholic as of Protestant Gentlemen. But he must condemn the endless discussion of th" se claims, which not only tended to influence the minds of the lower order of the Catholics, but had a bad effect on the success of the question in that House. On these grounds, he could not support the mot. ion_ The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Wliit- bread, Mr. Ponsonby, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Grattan, Mr. CrokeT, See. addressed the House. Lord M rpeth made a short reply, after which the House divided— For the motion., 135 Against it 2' J9 Majority 91 BELFAST COURSE OF EXCHANGE, & c. Fsc. — Belfast on London ( 2) ds.) 7 J per cent. Belfast 011 Dublin ( G1 ds.)- 1 pe- cent. Belfast on Glasgow 7 f> r per cent. IRI'H, JAN. 31 — St per cent. Gov. Deh. 78| ' 5 per rent. Ditro 101$ F. rrar. nn, JJX. 31.— 3 per cent. Gon « ols le* f G » t.. » , Utriy . lip's attention to the conduit of Lieutenant- ColonelO'Tonle, — r of the 2d Cascadores, of Major Ridge of 2d Battalion Sth Foot, of I. ieuteitant- Crfloriel^ Camphell of the 94th Regi. ment, of Major Manners of the 71th, and of Major Grey of the 2d battalion 5! li foot, who hat been twice " Wounded during this siege. It is but justice also to the 3d division to report, that the men who performed the sap belonged to the 45th, 47th, and 88th regiments, under the command of Captain M'Leod, of the Royal Engineers, and Captain Thomson of the 74th, Lieuteuant Beiesford of the 88th, and Lieutenant Metcalfe of the 45th, and they distinguished themselves not less in the storm of the place, than they had in the performance ol their laborious duty during the sie£ e. 1 have already reported ill my letter of the 9h insi my sense of the conduit of Major- General Crau'urd, and of 1 ieutenant- Col. Colborne, and of the troops of the light di- vi'ioa in the storm of the Redoubt of St. Francisco, * n the evening of the 8th instant. The conduit of these troops wss equally distinguished throughout the s: ege, and in rhe sNKin, nothing could exceed the gallantry with which these brave officers and troops advanced and accomp'ihhed the dif - ficult operation allotted to'them, nocwithstau Jiug that all ! their leaders had fallen, creased cjifficu'ties of procr. ring supplies for tbe tronr whole army h.. v « b- eu welUupplWd, |-. ud every buiuh wf « the servi- e provi '.. d ior, d- arjli^ the laiA oprrwiom, > t-' indefatigpb- e exertions of Mr. Commissary- Geavral Uis'sLt, and the olttcers b - longing to his department. The Marshal del Campo, Don Carlos d'Espunu arrl Den Julian Sanchez oW' ved the enemy's movements k- yund Hwr Tonnes, during the operations of the siege: and I am mucts obliged to them, and to the prople of Castile in gnneml, l.. r the assistance I received from them. The latter have ir.. « _ riably shewn their detestation of the French tyranny, ? r, d their desire to contribute by every means is their powei la remove it- I will hereafter transmit to your Lordship a detailed/ ac-, count of What we have fouud in the place; but I beli,- there are 153 pieces of ordnance, including the heavy tra. m ! belonging to the French army, and great quantiti • » .,( * munition and stores. We have the Governor, General Bo- nier, about 78 officers, and 1700 m n, prisoners I transmit this dispatch by my Aid- de- C'a. np, the Ho- nourable Major Gordon, who will give your Lordship any further details you may lequire ; and I beg leave to recom- mend him to your proteilion.— Iluve the l^ onour to be, Ac, WELLINGTON. I inclose a return of the prisoners and of the ordnance which has been taken on this occasion. I have not yet been abb: to colleift the returns of the killed and wounded, I therr- fore transmit a list, containing the names of those who have fallen, according to the best information I could ob'am, and I will forward the returns to your LordJup as soon as pos- sible. Return of killed and wcurded between the 15th and 19th of January. British loss— 1 serjfant, 25 rank and file, killed; 4 captain-.,, 5 lieutenants, 3 serjeanti, 133 rank and file, wounded. Portuguese loss— 1 Serjeant, 15 rank and file, killed ; 2 lieu- tenants, 77 rank and file, wound- d Names uf Officers wounded between the 15th and lath of January. 15tb JANUARY. Royal Engineers— Captain Mulcastjr, slightly; Lieutenant Skeltor, severely, since dead Portuguese Artillery— Second Lii ui. Roberts, slightly. ) 6th JANWAKY. H< 5yal Engineers— Captain ol'CuJlock, severely; Lieutenant Marshall, slightly 2d Batt. 5th Foot— Ensign Ashford, severely, 74th Regiment— Lieutenant Ramage, slightly, lit Batt. 88th— Lieut. Armstrong, slightly; Lieut. Flack, dangerously. 18th JANVART. . Portuguese Artillery— l. ieutenant A. De Corta Silvs, slightly. 119th JAHUAST. Royal Artillery— Captain Dyeley, slightly; Capt. Power, ditto. i Names of Officers killed and wounded on the night of tl * 119th I muary, according to the best informal .> u that be obtained; the returns not yet received. KILLED. ' Major- General Mackinnon. ! 2d Battalion 5th Foot— Captain M'Rougall. '. 1st Battalion 45th Foot— Captain Hardyman, 1st Battalion 52d Foot— Cuptaiu J. Dobbs. 94th Foiot— Captain Williamson. i WOONDXD. 1 Major- General Criufurd, severely. Major- General Vandeleur, slightly. Royal Engineers— Lieutenant Thompson, severely. 43.1 Fi, u. t— Captain Fergussoo, slightly. , 52d F > ot— Lieutenant- Colonel Colborne, severely: Maj< r | Gei: rg< Napier, lost an arm; Lieut. Gerwood, slightly. 77th I- oot— Cap's n M'Clean, severely ( lost a leg.) 88th * oot— Lieuten . nt Beresford, slightly. 95th Foot— Captain Uniacke, severely. 1st Portuguese Artillery— Captain Qucerle. 3d Division SO non- commissioned officers and rank and Sle killed j 70 djitto wounded. I | I-' gbt Division. 14 tan- commissioned officers and rank and file killed) 60 ditto wounded. General Pack's Brigade. , 9 r. on- tnni. ie ' uued oftvert anuiatk » « < i Hit TrciiaitU, . SUPERFINE CLOTHS, & c. JOHN KEA HAS received, per the Fanny, from LIVERPOOL, ail AD- DITIONAL SUPPLY, consisting of SUPERIOR. Blacks, blues, Regency, Brown, S; Oaves, Black, Drab, and Grey Cassimers, en by his friend in LONDON, which with a G£ N EK AE. Chos - ASSORTMENT of WOOLLEN- D R A P ER V, And the BEST TRIMMINGS, he offers for Sale, at Loiv Prices, for Cash, or Early. Payments only. 500) 28, High- streer— Belfast, Feb. 4. ROBERT TELFAIR, Jun. HAS received per the CERES, from Liverpool, and MAR- GARET 5c NANCY, from Glasgow, 48 Hhds. JAMAICA SCALE SUGARS, Of Very Fine, Fine, and Second Qualities. 28 Hhds. VIRGINIA TOBACCO, A few Serons SPANISH FLOR A INDIGO s And per the LIBERTY, from Dublin, 45 Puncheons IVH IS KE Y, Strong and IVett- Flavoured, and A few Butts ZANT CURRANTS; Which, in addition to the following, 46 Hhds. Prime Virginia Leaf Tobacco, Richmond In • paction, Fine and Common Gongott and Hyson Teas, Scotch Molasses, in Hhds SSV, & c. He will dispose of reasonably. He Is always supplied with COMMON ROLL, CANE, and PIGTAIL TOBACCO, GRASS- CUT, SUCCARDS, nr. d SNUFF, of his own Manufacture. 389) January 10'. FLAXSEED & STAVES. CHE SUBSCRIBERS are Landing, from the EDWARD G. R DOWDALL, Master, from NEW- YOSK, 19 18,000 Barrel STAVES, Which they offer for Sale. JOHN & HUGH BOYD. Nswur, February 5, 1812. ( 523 THE SECOND SUBSCRIPTION BALL For the Bentjit of the Pupils of THE IRISH HARP SOCIETY, WILL ba held in the EXCHANGE- ROOMS, on TUES- DAY Evening the 11th instant. Ladies' to draw for Places, and Dailcing to commence at NINE o'Clock. CORTLAND M. SKINNER, Esq. 1 , THOMAS J, ANDREWS, Esq. J steviaras- Mr. HULL, Master of the Cerenlonies., No Person can be admitted but Subscribors, or those who have extra Tickets from Subscribers.— Strangers ahd Office.* of the Garrison, Ijy applying to either of the Stewards, can be accommodated with extra Tickets for the Evening. 41 ( 513 GILLIES & STOCKDALE TTflLL SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at their Stores, v No. 6, Custom- house- quay, 30 Barrels of Montreal Pot Ashes, On FRIDAY, I4th inst. at OMR o'clock. CHARLES JEFFERS, 1) AUCTIONEER. THE FIRST OF THE SIX SUBScRIPTION ASSEMBLIES FOR SALE, 50 Ptincheons Cork Whiskey, now landing,- 79 Puncheons Jamaica Rum, 30 Casks Montreal Put Ashes, Cod Oil— by GILLIES & STOCKDALE. 6, Custnm- House- quay— Belfast, January 29. ( 4S7 IH7TLL be held at the Excinnwe- Rooms, on THURS- V 7 DAY, the 13th of February. Gentlemen's Subscriptions... £ 1, 14r. \\ J. Ladies' Ditto £ 1, its. 9d. Non subscribers, resident in Belfast, or within four miles of it, to pay each of admittance, Gentlemen 10*— Ladies 7i Gl. The Military, and Persons residing at a greater distance than four miles from Belfast, to pay 5s. 10J. each admittance. Subscribers Tickets transferable in families only Ladies to draw for places at NINE o'Clock precisely. MAJOR WALLACE, RICHARD DOBBS, ANDrEW ALEXANDER, Captain CONRAN, Mr. HULL, Master of the Ceremonies ijfue Ticket to Subscribers on receiving the Subscription Money. ' ( 434 NEW- YORK CARGO. ' IPHE SUBSCRIBER is landing, for Sjle, the CARGO of 1 the Ship TRITON, just arrived from the above port, consisting of'the following Goods, via. 1,142 Hhds. New New- York Flaxseed, 212 Barrels first sort Pot Ashes, 10,000 White Oak Barrel Slaws, 1,800 — Hhd. Ditto, 1,000 — Heading. Apply to THOS. S. FANNING, TOMB'S- QUAY. February 4. ( 489 r7 ' HE PARTNERSHIP hitherto exlstine between the I Subscribers, under the Firm or BELL & KENNEDY, vins, tin the 19th September last, dissolved by mutual con- sent. Those who are indebted to said Firm, will please pav the same to JAMES KeNNEDY, at his Office. No. 12, Elliett's- Court, off Donegall- street, who will also discharge any Debts that may teinain . ln « by them. THOMAS BELL. JAMES KENNEDY. Februsr » « , L8! 9. ( 587 Stewards. O/ i Sunday the 26th. ult. a Charity Sermon was • preached by the ReV. Mr. M'CALDEN, for ihe benefit of the Poor- Rouse of Colerain, al which a Collection, amounting to upwards of Fifty Pounds, ' was n- M. ie, for which the Committee retain Mr. M'Calden their thank'. COIERAIN, 8th February, 1S12. THEATRE— On Friday night, Tamerlane, for the last, and The Young Hussar, for the first time, proved tolerably attractive. The Tragedy of Tamerlane is to well known to oeed a sketch or criticism at our hands, and it is sufficient to those Tv ! o have read it to know the opportunity was not lost in our Theatre to render every assistance to the Pnet, by the splendour of the dresS. s the beauty of the spe& acle— The Young liauar, from the1 pen of Mr. Diamond, was one of the mn. t ,, ff-< ftiva anil affeCting pieces we have ever v 13esse i while ir- domestic interest and highly wrought, but rati I i.. tress, formed a striking but pleasing contrast to the ay. I he gene- el disposition of the parts into the hands of various j> « - i . niers, and their very successful efforts, rt3e - d : he utmo. t credit alike upon the talents of the au- thor ; nd those of the adore, no hsseness of charaCler was r: . i in horrible deformity, no innoeence persecuted to i, the whole was simple, natural and affeding, the s. • set* dignified and moral, without bei" g overstrained, ami the crisis wrought up to the most painful suspense, without for an instant losing sight of probability. This piece was a mist unexpected and agreeable surprize; we trust it will soon be repeated. 1 ••• m- i-_ iL HIGH SHERIFF— County Wtstmeath, William Dalton Pollard, of Castle Pollard, EM[. BANKRUPTS. William Kerr, of Rostrevor, in the County of Down, Shop keeper. John Porter, of the City of Dublin, Merchant.. VINCENT BIANCHI, NO. 84, H1GH- STHEET, BELFAST, HAS for Sale, on moderate terms, a GENERAL ASSORT- J M ENT of | Mirrors— Pier Glasses— Chimney Glasses— Dressing j Glasses— Thermometers for Brewers, & c. Telescopes and Prints, of various descriptions. He givej a fair value for Oi. n LOOKING- GLASS PLATES, and repairs BAROMETERs and THERMOMETERS. ( 524 SAMUEL & JAMES CAMPBELL Til AVE received, per the FACTOR, from LON- L-. L DON, 87 Chests Congou & Green Teas, assorted, FOR SALE, WITh Very Fine and Fine Scale Sea Island Cottoh- Wool, Sugars, Georgia Ditto, Refined Sugar, West India Ditto, Refined Saltpetre, Pot and Pear! Ashes, Spanish Indigo, Bleachers'' Smalts, Black Pepper, Alicante Baritla, Pimento, Leaf Tobacco, Ginger, All of which they will dispose of dn reasonable terms 338) January 0 LITTLE HIGH LOTTERY, Two Prize,': of £ q\ j,()(!(). AND CONSISTING OF ONLY 8,000 TICKETS, To be all Drawn 1806 February, 1812. SCHEME. B P: ises of ^-' 0,000 are ,£ 40,000 2 .. ;.... 4,000 6,000 4 1.000 4 000 6 400 2.400 8 100 .. i 800 tS'C. WHOLE TICKETS, HALVES, QUARTERS, EIGHTHS, A Nil SIXTEENTHS, ( TI a Variety of Numbers, are noW for Sale, from Callwells Fortunate r, jicc, NO. 28, COLLEGE- GREEN, At R. & J. HODGSON'S, BELFAST. ( 509 4J 1.600 • | j O be Lens / on a mortgage of Lands, si- tiate M !.- a ' County of DOWN.— Apply co JOHN CRAIG Atto!- n. y, Downpatrick January 8, 181i.' N. B. It milst be- the first incumbrance. (:< Jt I - Sq,. FOr GLASGOW, ! THE HAWK, ,, Wmflg? B. M'CORMICK. MASTER, I (. •* constant Trader), Now Loading, to sail in a ew days. FOR DUBLIN. The DISPATCH, JAMISON : In a few days. For Freight, apply to GEO. MONTGOMERY. The BEE, RANKIN. at Dublin; and the M.-^ RG RET , & NANCY, GALBRAITH, at Glasgow, are loa„ i ij for i Belfast. ( 517) Belfast. Februar) 7. ' M'ADAM, MARSHALL, SC CO. fir AVE just RECEIVED, by the VENUS, from 1JL LONDON, 15 HOGSHEADS, BALES, CHESTS, & c. & c. CONTAINING Pcruvan Bark, Gum Copal, Spermaceti, Asphaltum, Jalap. Myrrh, I Quichsilver, and a Variety Salt of Lemon, of its preparations, Ammonia, Oil Peppermetit, JEther, Satsa/ ras, Oxid Bismuth, Rhubarb, Dragon's Blood, Scammony, Anatto, Turmeric, White Wax, Saffron, Cloves, Sulphur Vivum, Nutmegs, & V. JsV. Also— A few H A " F- OH ES TS GENUINE FLORENCE OIL. and a D up per EAST INDIA CASTOR OIL, Clear and Tasteless. M'ADAM, MARSHALL, St CO beg leave 10 inform their Friends in the Apothecary and Drug Line in eenera., I that they have erected a POWDERING MILL, on an I improved construction, by which they are enabled to offer I Powdered Articles of genuine quality, at a comparatively small advance. They have just now a very comp'ete Stock • of DRUGS, OILS- and COLOURS, of the b- st quality, j which they will Seil on very reasonable Terms, fo: rejulat payments ( 420) 41,. High street. IRISH ALE AND PORTER. LET no prejudice against the manufacture of Ireland pre- vent the Public from m . king trial of BELLINGHAM'S ALE and PORTER, I Now on Sale at No. 10, DONEGALL- STREET, where it can be had in Wood and Bottle equal, if not superior, to any British imported article, and on more reasonable Terms. | A Quantity always en han4, of a peculiar strength, adapt- ' ed for exportation to the West Indies, & c. No. 10, DONEGALL- STREET, 7 Belfast, Jan. 28, 1812. J ( 452 NEW GARDEN SEEDS. MARGARET ROBINSON ( opposite the Sugar- house, Waring- street) has this day landed from LONDON, j via LIVERPOOL, per the 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 suitahle to the Sea . son. Those Seeds may be relied on as new and genuine, aud shall be sold on the most reasonable Terms 482) Belfast, February 3, 1812. ROBT. GETTY & JAS. LUKE \ RE now Landing, tat the NELSON, ^ ^ OR 100 Punching Cjtk WhmkV; Which they offer for Sale, with the following, viz :— New Orleans and Upland Georgia COTTON, New- York POT ASHES, Bleachers' SMALTS. NEW TEAS, CLOVER- SEED, & c. ' IpHE SUBSCRIBERS are LANDING, per the VE- iL NUS, 2( H Chests Teas, assorted, 50 Sacks fine nezv Red Clover- seed, 10 Hogsheads Lump Sugar, Which will be sold cheap. MARTINS, HARRISON, & CO. Church- lane, January 20. ( 405 NEWRY MARKETS, JANUARY 25. 56 0 ^ per barrel of 20st. 1 9 ^ per stone of 141b. 25 0 ^ perewt. of 1121b. 28 0 ^ per barrel of lCst. 0 0 1 Wheat Oats Oatmeal Barley First Fionr.. Second ditto. Third ditto.. Fourth ditto. Pollard Bran Butter, Rough Tallow; 9 6 — O O T Flax'Dressed 22 9 — 25 0 £ per stone of 1 o'Ibs Ditto Undressed 13 6— 16 O ) Barilla ( Sicily) 30 0 — 0 OF Ditto ( Alicant) ... 36 0 — O 0 V percwt. of 1121b;. Pot Ashe , 45 6 — 0 0 3 Iron ( Swedish) ? per ton of 20 cwt Do. ( British) = « 16 S Beef 48 0 - 54 0 ? per cwt. of 1121b. Park 83 0 — S5 O 5r Liverpool Coals... i. S4 0 — 0 0 Swansea ditto 35 O — O 0 C per ton. Malting ditto 34 0 — 0 O ) Weight of Bread at the Public Bakery this Week. White Loaf, 134Sib. 9oz. (• Household Loaf, 13a". 4ib. loz. Brown Loaf, 74. 2! bs. 15 : z.— Small Bread in proportion. WHISKEY. pUNCHEONS, of prime Quality, for sale by the 0\ J JL SUBSCRIBERS, which, wish every Article in the WHOLESALE SPIRIT LINE, will be dispesed of © n reasonable terms. JOHN & JAMES BENN. 78, North- street— Belfast, Jan. 29. ( 453 FOR NEW- YORK, T!} e American Barque EDWARD, G. R. DOWDALL, MASTER, Burthen 450 Tons, Will be resdy for Sea on the 1st of March, and will sail first fair wind after. She is Five Feet Eight Inches between Decks, and Eight or Ten Cabin Passengers could be com- fortably accommodated. Any Passengers wishing to embrace this opportunity, will please make immediate application to the CAPTAIN, at Warrenpoint, or to JOHN & HUGH BOYD. NEWEV, February 6, 1812. ( 522 JT^- y^ FOR NEW- YORK, T, E riNE fORTUNATE AMERICAN SHIP WEST- POINT, jnunrlW Burthen 600 Tons, THOMAS HOLDER, MASTER, Just arrived from the above Port, and will sail hence on the 10th of Match next. Tne WEST- POINT being a regular Trader, and so well established in the Passenger trade, it is unnecessary to hold out any further inducement. For passage, apply to Captain THOMPSON, or the Sub- scriber, who, as usual, will lay in plenty of the best Provi- sions and Water for the Voyage. N B. To prevent disappointments similar to those of last Voyage, such Passengers as have * een agreed for, in Ame- rica, are requested to give in their Names forthwith, as no application will be atteuded to after the Ship's regular num- ber be engaged. WM. M'CORKELL. Jannary 25, 1812. ( 525 FOR NEWCASTLE & PHILA- DELPHIA, ^ FJPSRA^ THE FINE STOUT AMERICAN SHIP • ELIZA, ifT. f — wCt Burthen 600 Tons, Will be clear to sail for the above Ports 5th March next. The ELIZA is very high and roomy between Decks, sails fast, and has every suitable accommodation for the comfort of Passengers. Those who wish to avail them- selves of this favourable opportunity, will please app y im- mediately to Captain M CORKELL, at M. s. M'COLLEY'S, Ship- Quay; Mr. WM GALLAGHER, Queen- street ( who goes out in said Vessel;) or, to the Subscriber, who pledges himself to put on Board, as u- ual. an abundant supply of the best Provisions and Water for the Voyage. MONTREAL and NEW- YORK POT and PEARL ASHES, first Brands, and excellent order, with choice NEW HOPS, in Pockets, for Sale by JAMES CUNNINGHAM & CO. Belfast, Jan. 24. ( 4M THE FIRST SPRING SHIP FOR NEW- YORK. THE AMERICAN SHIP PROTECTION, HENRY BeARNS, MASTER, » ifriSi » ii, n « ai> ( A regular Trader.) Now in th s Harbour, having just arrived after a passage of 25 days, and will sail ayain for ' lie ab/ ave port first fair wind altet 24th F-. bruary next. As only a few Passengers can be taken, immediate appli- cation will be necessary to GEORGE LANGTRY & CO. Belfast, January 24. ( 421 US- Those who may have Orders from America, to be received « n board, are requested to apply immediately. r .'.-•> « .-. The Public are respectfully inform- eel, that it is intended the following & mw N. E. TRADERS • StmL^ l- SltUtail at tbe undermentioned period : FOR LONDON, The armed brig BRI TANNIA, ABERDEEN, First fair wind The armed brig VENUS, PENDLETON...... 8th February. These Vessels being armed and completely well found, Insurance by fbem will consequently be effected on the most reasonable terms. . FOR LIVERPOOL, The NEPTUNE, DAVIDSON In a few days. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The JANE, BUSBT... First fair wind. The KELLY, M'ILWAIN Seven days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The Armed Brig LEVANT, M'KIBSIN... 5th February For Freight, m London, apply to Messrs. WM. & JOHN WHARTON, Nicholas' Lane ; or, 111 Belfast, to R. GREENLAW, Agent, Who will receive and forward LINEN CLOTH and other MERCHANDIZE with care and dispatch. A few Stout Lads wanted as A PPRENT1CF3 to the Sea. to whom iherst Kneoii- aeemenr will be, riven THEATRE, BELFAST RRRIHIS PRESeNT EVENING ( never A& ed here), the JL Drama of THE PEASANT BOY. With tbe Farce of THE LYAR. ( 528 Fertile Information of such Persons as intend go::^ fa AMERICA this Season.' riY HF- fine new America Ship MASSA- jjjfaffiV » ; 50IT, is daily expsfled .0 a. rive " i « ^ Mj^ this Port; and will proceed lor NEW < JRK. ggU^ ggjpwith all convenient dispatch, with such ' 1 • SEPGEKS as may offer— Her arrival, and other partictil- I will be given i; i a future Advertisement. LAWFORD, TRONSON, & CO. 501) NLWRY, February 3, h " -^ Vt- The Public are respeotfully inform- e. ais^* 51 ed, that the following REGULAR TRADERS WW/ tail for their resfeBive / wh.^ feSS* with tbe fir it fair Wind after the daUt meniioned : FOR LONDON, The Armed Brig ENDEAVOUR, FITZSIMONS, 15th Feb. The Armed Brig AURORA, HUGHES 14 days after. FOR LIVERPOOL, The FANNY. MARTIN 15th February. The MINERVA COURTENAY. Eight days after. FOR. BRISTOL, * The SWIFT, NEEL In a few days. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The COMMERCE, BISHOP ....... 15th February. The CERES, SAVAGE Eight days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, , The Armed Brig GEORGE, CAUGHEY... 10th February. The Armed Brig LAGAN, HONRINE 14 diysa'ter. For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs. ALEXANDER and WILLIAM OGILBY, Abchurch- Yard. Gentlemen who have Lmens to forward, will please send them to GEORGE LANGTRY fy A few Stout Ladt wanted as Apprentices ta the Sea. FIVE NIGHTS ONLY FIRST SPRING SHIP FOR NEW The American. Ship MART HA, Ssfes^- LOBAN GARDNER, MASTER, BOVmi'SBiha ( Burthen 500 Tens), Will be ready for sea on tiie 15th February, aid sail posi- tively the first fair wiud after. She is a fine new ship, only one year old. Such Pa- » engers as desire to embrace tr - 1 early conveyance, are requ- stea to make an immediate ap- piicati « n to theCAPTAiN, on board, ac Warrenpoior, or : o RICHD. BRYANS, Who has for Sale, FLAXSEED and BARREL STAVES, received by the above " Vessel, from NEW- YORK 427) N* W* T, J- nnry 9.4, FOR KINGSTON, JAMAICA, the hibernia, JAMES M'DOWELL, MASTER, VjWl) sm^ fiith- Will be clear to sail 25th iatt. > r Freight or Passage, apply to JOHN MARTIN & CO. Who have far Sale, by said VeSSe!, Sugar, Rum, Cotton Ginger-. ) ' Ann- street, February S NEW AMERICAN POT ASHES. GEORGE LANGTRY CO. HAVE just received, direCt from NEW- YORK, per the Ship Protection, 150 Barrels, of'first Quality, in fine or- der, and of the latest- Manufacture, Which they will sell on reasonable terms. 422) " Belfast, January 24. Dinar, February 4,1812. w? find b> 5 the following letter that the scheme cf an armed commerce has already begun to be acted upon by the American traders :— " PLYMOUTH, FEB. 3.— Came in a most hand- some armed American ship, the Hannibal, of 20 24 pounders and 160 men. " She was one of three armed American ships, which sailed from Balti_ more for Bourdeaux together, determined to rasis" being detained by any Britith sloop of war of equiil or inferior force to themselves. This ves- sel fired her stern chacers at the Niemen, but a few guns from her bow chacers soon made Master Jonathan heave to and send a boat on board, on which a Master's Mate, Midshipman, and a strong pirty of the Niemer's gallant crew, were put on board her, and brought her sate in here. The Medusa was in sight. It is reported that Marmont retreated when he heaid of the fall of Ciudad Rodrigo. It is thought General Hill will at. empt Badajoz By a letter from Falmouth, we learn that the Island of Sabrina had disappeared, leaving a deptli of water for any vessel whatever to pass over. With increasing astonishment, the curious have each succeeding time beheld the exhiniiion AN- DROIDES. As the Proprietor stops only this week in Belfast, those patrons of ' s may feel much •• K. ippiiinied, should they nn- s e present oppor- of gratifying their t ur , it>". l^ dBLi- tr. pf,,. ... . " ! , ration was made in the Co- irt r. y - his day, on behalf of , C ; iief Justice T> for time to plead, until " exi Term, r/ T^ li declaration filed against him, ^^ JK ted. ~~ BELFAST seiP NEWS, The Certs, Savage, from hence, arrived safe at Liverpool < th instant. The Fanny, Martin, is loading for Liverpool, to clear on Saturday fitst. , The armed brig - Endeavour, Fitzsimons, is loading for Jjoudon, to sail first fair wind after 15th in t. The Swift, Neel, sa; ls for Bristol in a few days. The Cunningham Boyle, Bell, for Liverpool, is detained here by contrary winds only. The Hawk, M'Cormick, is loading for Glasgow, to sad in a few days. The Diana, M'Callum, for Glasgow, sailed yesterday. The Margaret & Nancy, Galbraith, at Glasgow; and the Bee, Ra; kin, at Dublin, are loading for Belfast. ANdrOidES, THE MECHANIC THEATRE, EXCHANGE ROOM, L will be closed on SATURDAY EVENING, 15th February instant. No Exhibition on TO MORROW EVENING the 11th inst. being the HARP BALL Night. N. B. A DAY EXHIBITION on FRIDAY the 14th instant. ( 497 mr. MAWHINNY TJ) ETUP. NS bis most grateful acknowledgments to his — t' 1 ® patronage and support which he has hitherto rxperienced from them in his professional capacity. Having been appointed to the English Department in the Belfa- t Academy, he now respectfully informs the Public, that he has opened « MORNING SCHOOL for YOUNG LADIES, in his Hous-, No. 92, High- street* where he will teach Reading, English Grammar, and the Rudiments of Composition applied to letter- writing— From his experience in teaching, and his unremitting exeitions to promote the Literary and Moral Improvement of his Pupils, Mr. M. hopes to merit a continuance ef public favour The Hours of attendance are from 7 to 9 o'clock. 512) Belfast, Febiuiry 6. CORK WHISKEY. RAPIER and DUNVILL, are now LANDING, 80 Puncheons, vertj nice Quality; Which, with every other Article in the SPIRIT TRADE, will be disposed of on moderate Terms. 510) February 7. JAMAICA SUGARS. ; nO BH SOLD IBY AUCTION, on MONDAY the > 17th February inst at WILLIAM SIMM'S Office, Cliichester- qnay. at the hour of ONE 6' Clock, 78 Hhds. and ' Tierces of fine and very fine Jamaica Scale Sugars. To be put up in convenient Lots Terms at Sale. 513) Belfast, February 7. TO BE LET, AN OFFICE and STORE in HILL- STREET; also the DWELLING- HOUSE, No. 74, DONEGAEL- STREET. Apply to THOMAS O'NEILL, & CO. Belfast, February 7. ( 508 MOST DESIRABLE SITUATION. To be Let, and immediate Fosses'/ ion given, or tbe Interest in ti* Lease Sold, whereof 44 Years are unexpired from May last, ' ijpHAT Large- and Commodious DWELLING- HOUSE, ' » . No. 5, Cuatom- house- quay, in complete repair, and fit for the reception of a Genteel Family. Its situation and : onveniencies are too well known to require comment. Apply to the Subscriber, THOMAS EKENHEAD. Belfast, February 3. ( 483 I* HEMP, TOBACCO, & c. CAMPBELL SWEENY HAS ON SALE, Riga Hemp— Leaf Tobacco—' Alicante Barilla— St. Domingo Logwood— and Sweet Oil, He will be landing in a few days, a Parcel of LUMP BARILLA, fit for Soap- ho lers' use, and 10 Pipes LE;\ 10N UICE. ( 448) January 29. TENNENT, KNOX, & CO. HAVE FOR SALE, New Orleans, and I COTTON WOOL, Bowed Georgia, J Virginia LEAF TOBACCO, Best and Second CONGO TEA, AND A FEW PUHCHSONS Strong well- favoured WHISKEY. 488) belfast, February 4. ATTRACTIVE LITTLE LOTTERY, OF 8000 TICKETS . ONLY. Upwards 6) Sixteen Hundred Prizes ANTD TWO OF £ 20.000!!! Sale will onl/ continue 14 Days, as the whole will I. Drawn on the 18th February. PERSONS adventuring in the present RICH LITTLI LOTTERY, wim wish to obtain Tickets d, r « ot fro> the Contri& or, are requested to be very speed? in theii application to THOMAS WARD, WFM SOW) A YD PAW THE LAST C' CITiZ PRIZE SHARED IN IRELAND. VIZ. . NO. 2717, A PRISE or £ 1000. N B. Ail Prizes purcha « » d at THOS WArd'S OiT- ce are p iid as soon as presented, though not payable by Go- vernment for Two Months after th « Drawing." 495) No. 15, High- street, Belfast, ?; b. 4. Mr BISh BOLD and Shared, ia the last two LOTTERIES, the following Prisies: 1 of .-£ 20,000 1 of ^ 5,000 1 of J? 18,000 1 of £ , X) 0 J of £ 15,006 8 of And 5 of £ 1,000. And in all former Lotteries, for many years past, an immense proportion of all the Capital Prizes Mr. BiSH'S truly Fortunate Shares, duly stamped, are now on Sale, by his special appointment, at the OUke of T. ' TODDERICK-, No. S7, College- Green, DUBLIN, at the following Prices, Irish Currency, Sixteenths..,,^, Is. 6s. I Quarter...£ S, , 10 » . Eighths £- 2,15sC„ t.\ Half £ 11, <>,: The above pi ices are published, to proteCl purch < sers, re- siding ia rhe country, from a regular system oi imposition practised on them by some Offices in Dubliu, Charging ert- ormotis prices to'their country correspondents, at the s. m'ie time they art selling in their Pflices in this City at consider; ably reduced rates.— Correspondents remitting Hank Notes for the full amount of their orders, and paying the postage, will meet every attention, nunc others answered. THOMAS TODDERICK, S: ock- Broker, NO. 87, COLLEUE- GRKKN, DUBLIN. Drawing Commences, 18th February, 1812. ( Ao7 FOr NeW- YORK, 7i sail tib- ut the Jirst of vj. rreh, TFIE F1NF PAST- SAILING, COPPER- BOTTOM American Ship TRITON, d. SHERRY, MASTER. Considered in every respeCl, one of the finest Vessels be- longing to the port of New- York, from whence she has jast arrived in 24 Days, and having been built for the Liverpool trade, in which fast- sailing aed the Accommodation of Pas- sengers are principally studied, she wil. be found equal in every respeCt to any American Ves- el which has ever bem at this port. - For Passage, apply to the CAPTAIN, at Mr. FITZSIMMONS, Waring- street; or to ROBT. & JOHN LUKE, York- street. February 3. ( 4 96 FOR BUENOS AYRES, DIRECT, THE REMARKABLE PAST- SAILING, COPPER- .' FJL^ FFFE^ ED. AND ARMED SHIP ZEPHYR, J. D U P A R C Q, MAST E R, Wil! be clear to Sail about the 10th February.— For FreigbB or Pussagfc, apply to MONTGOMERYS, STAPLES, & CO. WHO HAVE ON SALE, Buenos Ayres Tallow, and Salted Hides, Demerara, f QOTTON- WOOL, Georgia, j Leaf Tobacco— Logwood and Fustic. 412) Jimaary 24. N, j i OC/ 31M KKC1A I, iOUUON i< MARQUIS OF DOWNSHIRE. We are enabled to insert the following as a inore correal coo7 of the Speech of the MAR- QUIS of DOWNSHIRE, on Lord Fitzwilliam's Motion, than what has appeared in any of the London Papers: " My Lords— Allow me to request the favour of your indulgence for a few minutes. I know how ill it wonld become me, to expeft that any opinion of mine should have weight with your Lordships; but it is of importance to myself, that on this occasion my opinion should be known, and that I have not shrunk from declaring it. " My Lordj— I hold it ro be imposs- ible to judge fairly of the merits of thp Roman Catholic claims to -. in abolition of all civil distinfl- ions between them and the Protestants, or of the genera! justice, or of die positive right on which that claim is found- ed, without locking back to the spirit, meaning, and eftefl of the Union, as far as it has hitherto operated on Ireland. If, in a trial of eleven years, it had appeared that Ireland had beep materially V> eprtit; dby the Union, and that peifeft justice had heer done to that country in every other re- srrft, the hardship of r. jeciing. one particular claim might possibly be submitted to with some degree of patience. In the midst of many essential ad- vantages and enjovments, rne privation alone, however unjust, plight not be severely felt or deep- ly resented. " My Lords— This is not the case of Ireland, and ' east of all of the Catholics. What Ireland Ji- is Inst by the Union is obvious to all men who know any thing of the internal state of that coun- try. What she has . positively gained by it is not so apparent, nor am I able to conj. flure. She has lost her Legislature, her Metropolis, her name as a Nation, and all the energies w hich these things give to the human mind, and without which you may have a poor, dirpirited population, but you cannot have a commonwealth. She has lost that great part of her revenues, which is remitted to England for the expence of absentees, and which increases every day. Even before the Union, that expence was a ruinous drain on the resources, and a bar to the improvement of Ireland. But there 13 another loss, which I consider as the greatest of aH to the civilization and prosperity of Ireland: She has lost the domestic residence of a great part of her Nobility and Gentry. In whatever degree the higher ranks of a well- graduated society are thinned in any countiy, by emigration or other- wife, the remaining population must be neglefled, if not debased and degraded. As to what equiva- lent or remuneration for these essential disadvan- tages Ireland has deiived from the operation of the Union in other respefls, I must leave to be S'ated by those wfeo are better informed than I am. There was one aft of justice indeed, essential to the honour ard well- being of at least two- thirds of the Irish people, and which they thought them- selves sure of obtaining, when they consented to the Union, and assisted the English government in carrying th- Jt rrje^ snre: and this is the point, My Lords, which obliged me to look back a little to th<- other effefts of the Union in the prosperity of Ireland. It has been asserted by some, and c'- nied by others, that there was an assurance, equivalent in an » honourable transition, to a t - ecfr engagement on the part rf tbe British go- vern met, t in the Catholics, that ttrey sliould be re- lieved fn-, a> the civil restraints or incapacities, v 1' kli jher had hitherto been subjeft to on the score r, i re!; gior.: Whether the Catholics ought to l ave paid ' hat price for that expeftation, may pos- sibly be disputed ; but this I am sure ot, that with- out ' hat expedition, founded on the good faith of the other party, it is a thing improbable that they ihotild have c; ncurred in supporting the Union, and I think I might defy any human being to I state a rational motive for their doing so. / firm- ly believe there ivns n specific engagement with the Ca- tholics. But granting it were otherwise; were it true that they gave all they had, and that nothing was held out to them in return ? I say their claims do not want the concurrence of a contrail ; it is superfluous. 1 say they were virtually acknow- ledged, and ought to be secured to them by the Union itself. The fundamental f rir. cipie, the very essence of Unit n amongst men is, that the uniting parties shall come together or, equal terms. But as h. ng as ' he strongest party denies a perfeft equalky ol civil rights to the weakest, the junc- tion . hat forces them in contafl, can produce no- thing but perpetual discord and animosity between them. It is now for your Lordships to consider whether it be worth while to hazard the conse- quences of so fer'ile and produftive a cause of al- enatiorr, for the sake of any speculative opinion. The progress of nnional resentment may be slow, or it may be retarded by afts of power, but the eonc usion i' leads to, can neither be doubted or averted. There may still be a nominal Union, but the separation of heart and mind between'the two kingdoms will be real, and be felt long before it is declared. pursued, miking his body a rampart f e his defence. The I rest of the detachment escaped with « , ily the loss « f eight I men. Immediately the 4th of hussars, and 15th of cuiras- i siers, who were on their march, put ' themselves on the full j trot, and soon cam? up with the cavalry of the insurgents, 1 i which they defeated. The insurgents, however, preserved ' j a good countenance in the entrenched camps of Manisses j and Quarte. General Mtisniey marched straight upon the camp of Manisses. [ had ordered the division Palomhini to advance upon the right flank of the enemy between Va- lencia and the entrenched camp This attack was secondary, but it became principal. It was said tht success of this day would be owing principally to the soldiers of I'aly. The intrepid Italians crossed the river with the water up to their middle, and charged the enemy with shouts of vivit VEmpe~ rntor Re. ( I. ong live the Emperor and King.) Gen. Bala- thier, at the head of the 2d light, and f! d of the line, Italians, forced several entrenchments, crossed several canals, main- tained himself against triple the number of troops, and gave time to the 2d brigade, consisting of the 5th and Cth of the line, to join. Never was Italian courage displayed with greater intrepidity. Fifty dragoon; of Napoleon, listening only to their courage, braving the difficulties of the ground, made an extremely brilliant charge In the mean time the Captain of Engineers, Hewey, caused a bridge to be estab- lished, and the works ro support if The battle continued, when Gen. Robart, whom I have already had so much reason to praise, arrived at the head of the 117th, and of the 1st regiment of the Vistula. The entrenched camps of Manisses and Quarte were forced ; can- non, baggage, caissons, air were taken. At this m © ment Gen. Count Reille, with the brigade of Bouetle, and the division Severoli, arriving on Aldaya, entirely turned the II pm- my The 9th of hussars charged, and made a great num- ber of prisoners, cut off from the road of murcia. Blake was thrown ir. to Valencia. While ihese event* were passing, General Hatispe, who was appointed to blockade Valencia, and pass Gitadalaviar at its month, made himself master of the Lazaret, took from the enemy several pieces of cannon, and made a num- ber of prisoners. Two vessels, two frigates, and a great number of English gun- boats, kept rip a fire ' during two hours from 16 pieces of artillery, planted on the mole of the Grao ; they were obliged, however, to sheer eff. General Harispe arrived at Cantarroja, and took at Afa- gir a quantity of baggage and ammunition, and one how- itzer. An hour before night Valencia was invested on all sides. All the srftali entrenched camps were forced, the enemy every where were beaten, two stand of colours, 30 pieces of cannon, and two caissons and the baggage- waggons taken. Par t of the enemy's army having been pursued in the marshes of Albufem, where it his most probably perishfed, The lost on our side has been sustained principally by the division of Palombini. I bare psrticularly to regret the Ion of Colonel Barbieri, of the 2d regiment of Light Infantry, ami Cap- tain Ordenaye, of the Engineers. We have had 20 officers and 200 so'diers, killed and wounded ; amongst the mmrbt r of the former is Colonel Petri. The los « of the rest of the army has not exceeded 150 men. The corps of Freyre and of Bas- efcourt, which were at Requena, are cut off from Valencia. General Delost arrived at Alcirar, on the Zucar, on th « evening of the 2Gth. He there fell in with the corps of Mahi and Obispo, which fled with precipitation after cutting the bridges- The inhabitants hastened to repair them, and re- ceived our rroops with demonstrations of joy. I expert to open the trenches on the 2d of January before the new town of Valencia, which is about 6000 toises iftjextent, the left stretched to Oliveto, and the right to the citadel of that town, both the extremities touching the Gnadalaviar This space is filled with cannon, and for the last three years the whole population of the town has been working ou this im- mense * pac « , which has a large ditch filled with water.— Once masters of these works, we shall find ourselves under the old walls of Valencia, which in reality are nothing ni. ire than large garden walls. The whole army is actuated by one soul, that of signalising the commencement of the new year, by seeding the keys of Valencia to the Emperor in the course of this month. I shall transmit the reports to your Highness in the dera,!, and request that you will lay them before the Iimperor, and to ask rewards for such brave men as dull have distinguished themselves. I shall fulfil my duty in truly slating the sei vices H'trdved by the Italian soldiery, who proved themselve* worth| to date the epochs of their formation from tbe immortal ee trpaigii* •! first army of Italy. I am with rcsped, ( Signed) The Marshal COUNT SUCUET, upon the left bank of the Guadalaviar. The offi-!. c? rs shall preserve their swords, as well as their horses and equipages; and the so'd'ers t. heir knapsack". Art. IV. The Genera! in Chief Blake, offering to give up the French, or allies of France prisoners in Majorca, Ali- canr, and Carthagena, an equal number of Spaniards shall remain in places in the power of the French, till this ex- change shall « bf effected, man for man, and rank for rank. This disposition shall He applicable to Commissaries and others employed in military affairs on both sides. The ex- change nil he " rtade successively, and commence upon the arrival of tbe first French column of prisoners. Art. V. To- day, January the 3th, as soon as the capitu- lation shall lie signed, the sea gate and citadel, shall be d^ li- red up to companies of grena- iiers of th,* Imperial Army, commanded by Colonels To- morrow, at eight in the morn- ing, the garrison shall " larch out of the place by the gate Seranas, whilst 20 > 0 men shall march out by the gate St. Vincent, for Alcira. Art. VI. Retired officers, at present in Valencia, shall be permitted to remain in it, if they choose, and be provided with the means of subsistence. Art Vir. Generals commanding the artillery and engineers, and the Commissary- General of the Army, shall furnish the Generals and French Commissioners, each in his respetSive department, with an inventory of all that belongs to their re- spective employments. ST. CYRNUGUES. J. DE ZAYAS. Done at Valencia, the 0rh of January, 1812. I agree to the capitulation. J. BLAKE. 1 approve the present capitulation. COUNT SUCHeT AMeRica MosT DEPLORABLE! BAI/ RJ^ FTFFR,, /) ECEMT5ER 30,1811.— On Thurs- day evening last, the Theatre at Richmond took fire, while the Dramatic corps were performing the after- piece to a crowded audience ; and so sudden and p. meral was the ruin, that upwards of one hundred and fifty persons were burnt to death or terribly scorched. In this tragical catastrophe were involved many persons of the highest worth and estimation, of both sexes As there was a new play that evening, the" house was thronged, a circumstance which heightened i the calamity. Sqme jumped from galleries and | windows, and escaped— while cnbers who imitat- ed their example, broke their necks in the fall! Such, it is said, was he fate of A. B. Venable, E^ q. President of the Bank, and formerly a dis- tinguished member of Congress. The death of Lieut. Gibbon ( nephew of Judge Duvall) is vey t, affecting, by its mariner and circumstances: He had escaped from the flames; but, recollecting that a yoiv g lady, the object of his affections, remained behind, he returned to attempt her rescue— but, both perished. <' The stores and shops ( says a letter of the 27th) have been kept shut. No place ever look- J ed so dreadful as this. Every one is filled with horror." The fire originated in the hinder part of the, scenery, caused by the hoisting of a chandelier In an eloquent and feeling account given by the Editor of the American Standard, as published in the Sun of to- day, we find many heart- rending par. titulars of the disaster. We estraft the following: " The fire flashed into every part of the house with a rapidity, horrible and astonishing ; and, alas! gushing tears and unspeakable anguish de- prive me of utterance. N' » tonglie can tell— no ;> en or pejicil can de'cribe. '' e woeful catastrophe, N" pcrr. p*^ idea of*^ BELFAST FIRST ENGLISH SCHOOL, NO. 2t, CHURCH- STREET. WILLIAM GOYER, begs leavj to inform the Parents ' '•/ of those Children who attended ttit ENGLISH CLASS of his late Father, rlfet his SCHOOL OPEN'S THIS DAY for their reception, at TEN o'clock. He solicits their riendsh p and patronage on this occa- sion, and assures them, that every attention will be paid to- wards forwarding the 3a? s in th^ knowledge of the ENG- LISH LANGU - UiE. His House being contiguous to the Academy, is therefore conveniently situated for such Young Gentleman as attend the Classical an I other Departments there, and his hours of Teaching will be made ro correspond. Belfast, February 3. N. B. Morning Class, for Young Ladies, from Fight to Half after Nine.— Evening Ditto, from Four to Half- pist Five. ( 480 '• J THE SUBSCRIBERS, Passengers in the Ship Tritin, from - 1 NEW- YORK, request Captain SHERRY to accept of their sincere Thanks, for his polite and friendly attention to their comfort and accommodation d iring the Passage, and would wish at same time, to express to him their high sense of his skill and vigilance in navigating the Vessel. February 3, 1812. JOHN GRIEVE. THOMAS S. FANNING. 487) WILLIAM CAMPBELL. freNCh PAPERS, OFFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FROM THE IMPERIAL ArMieS IN SpAlN. RTPORT OF G P N V. R A L COUNT SOCHFT TO HIS HIGHNRSS THE PRINCE OF WAGRAM AND NEUTCHATEL, Camp before Valencia, Dec. 29, 1R11. MONSEIGNRUR—-" Vfter the battle pf Sagunto, I remain- ed in my position, with my right at Lyria, my left at Gran, and n; y centre in the suburbs of Valencia. During this rime the enemy colledted all tke disposable force they h » d in IVIurcia, and- the other points of Spain. I had ju ! ged it ne- ce- snry, before investing the place and opening the trenchcs, to have '' vrv requisite for the siege in readiness. A part of the cart- were, employed in br. tging in provisions for the arr. iy It was only with the greatest efforts that I was able to celleft in the course of the month 100 24- pounders, and SO wrortars and how; ztr » , with their necessary apparatus: the-' are at this moment annexed to the park of the si*; ge. On the ii'lih, I repaired to Segorbe, where I reviewed the division of General Count Reille, which 1 found in the btit Condition I am also ejtremely well satisfied with the division of Severoli I cttised these troops to arrive by a forced march of hours on tiie bonks of the Guadalaviar. On the 26th, in the morning, two \ vrv » den bridges were speedily established by rb,-. corps of engineers, and the artil- lery at the rnv time tUrew over a bridge of boars Gen. Reille began t:> pass the river. General Harispe advanced upon Torente. General Broussard, at the head of 180 hus- eirs, rvsu'd the river, and chargt- d a squadron of the enemy, which he broke, but abandoning himself to rbt pursuit, lie arrived on the line of the insurgents wounded, and reii intw the fasti* « f the enemy $ his brave AiiK- iJe Camp, Robart, RETORT or COUNT uticai r TO THE PRINCE or KEVR- CHATEL AND WAGRAM, Head- quarters, Valencia, Jan. 12. MONSEIGNEUR— I beg your Serene Highness to announce to his Majesty the Emperor, that his orders have been exe- cuted; Valencia has submitted to his arms. The rapid movements of the 26th of December forced the enemy to retire into their fortified lines; rh- piusuit of the troops which escaped from Valencia to San Philippe depriv- ed Blake of all hope of succotr ; ' he investment was finished with perseverance. The army, thir- ting for glory, sought dangers; and, with the greatest valour, repulsed three sortie ® . The boldness of tlie engineers; who, in the nightt of the 1 - t and 2d of Januray, opened, trenches within from 70 to 80 toises of the enemy's works, and who in four- days and four nights carried their mines within 50 toises of the fo, se; the sut pising efforts of the artillery, who erected batteries at 60 toises, and which tiicy succeeded in arming, notwithstanding the rains and dreadful roads; the constancy of the infantry in sharing in all these labours, caused the abandonment of the enemy s lines, defended by 80 pieces of cannon. Tlv. - e lin- s are 6,( XX) Hois" S in extent. Valencia expended 12,000,000 of n- als, and employed some thousands of men for two \ ears in ereftiug them. On the 5th I commenced the bombardment, and on the 6rh offeied a capitulation, which being refused, I redoubled our fire,, and in three days and three nights, 2,700 bombs i were thrown into the city, causing explosions, and several 1 vast fires. The artillery, by a praiseworthy emulation, sue- ' ceeded in erecting two batteries, manned with 10 twenty- 1 four pounders each, ready to make a breach in the interior J defence. The engineers, with their usual a& ivity, had ef- | fected a lodgment in rbe last houses o! the suburbs, and 1 placed mines under two of the principal gates of the town; when Genera! Blake, fearing the terrible arid near approach I of an assault, accepted the following capitulation, which - places in the power of the Emperor the City of Valencia, : 374 pieces of artillery, 180,000 lb. of powder, 3,000,000 j cf cartridge',, 10,1,31 prisoners of the line, according to the i accompanying statement delivered by the General in Chief | of the Spanish Staff, and 1950 sick in the hospitals of Va- ' iencia and Valdigna ; ISOO cavalry and artillery horses, 21 stand of colours, 803 Officers, 22 Generals or Brigadiers, among whom are 7- iyas and Lardizabel, commanding the expeditionary divisions; Miranda, Marco del Ponte, Com- mander of the Valencian Army ; Sea, Commandant of the Cavalry; the Marquis of Rocca, & c. four Lieut- Generals, six Field Marshals, and a great number of Colonels; the General in Chief O'Donnel, and Captain General Blake. On this occasion tho insurgents have experienced an irre- parable loss; they lost 50 good artillery officers, formed in school of Segovia; 383 miners arid sappers, and 1100 old artillerymen; among which are four fine companies of horse artillery. The disarming of the militia is proceeded in, and will soon be completed. Your Serene ! iighness will perceive, by reading the 4th article of the capitulation, that I have seized occasion to ful- fil tbe beneficent wishes of rhe Emperor, in obtaining the speedy return to the army of 2000 French or allies prisoners, and the hope of a still more considerable exchange. I shall have the honour of speedily addressing to your Excellency an account of the favours which 1 have to solicit from the goodness of the Emperor for his army. I dare beg of you, Monseigneur, to submit them to his Majesty. 1 am, with respefi, & c. SUCHET. CAPITULATION. Art. 1. The City of Valencia shall br delivered to the Imperial Army ; religion shall be respected ; the inhabitants and their property shall be^ rroteiited. Art. II. No enquiry, with respect to tile past, shall be made into the ct> ndn& of those who have taken an atSive pr. rt in the war or revolution. Those who wi » h to quit the place within three months, will be allowed to do so w. th the ! concurrence of the Military Commandant, and likewise take with them their families and fortunes. I Art. 111. The Army shall march out with the honours of v, « i, by tlie bci'diiui, uui Jay down their arna beyond the foifa Grecu, Miss C. Raphael. . v^ ltfi was not ( present, can form any ' uusyuimnlni! « ct". ie of human distress The EdiTor having none of his family with him, and not being far from the door, was among the first who escaped. " No words can express his horror, when turn- ing round, he discovered the whole building in flames. There was but one door for the greater part of the audience to pass. Men, women, and children were pressing upon each other, while the flames were seizing upon those behind. The Edi- tor went to the different windows, which were not very high, and implored his fellow- creaturss to save their lives by jumping out of them. Those nearest to the windows, ignorant of their great danger, were afraid to leap down, whilst those behind them, were seen catching on fire, and writhing in the greatest agonies of pain and dis- tress. At length, those behind, urged by the pressing flames, pushed those out who were neatest to the windows, and people of every description begun to fall, one upon another, some " with their clothes on fire—- some half roasted— Oh wretched me ? Oh, afflicted people! Would to God I could have died a thousand deaths in any shape, could individual sufferings have pur- chased the safety of my friends, my benefactors, those whom I loved * * # • Fathers and mothers were deploring the loss of their children ; children the loss of their parents. Husbands were heard to lament their lost compa- nions. Wives were bemoaning their burnt hus- bands. The people wete seen wringing their hands, beating their head and breasts, and those who had secured themselves, seenn- d to suffer greater torments than those who were enveloped in flames. " All of those who were in the pit escaped, and had cleared themselves from the house before those who v.- n." m" the botes could get down; and the door was for some time empty. Those from above were ptishing each other down the steps, whpn the hindermost might have got out by leaping into the pit. A gentleman and lady, who o herwise would hjye perished, had tiieir lives saved by being providentially thrown from the second boxes. There would not have been the least difficulty in descending fiorti the first boxes into the pit. " In addition to the list now given, it is believed that at least sixty others perished, whose names are not yet ascertained. " George W. Smith, Governor, A. B. Venable, President of tbe Bank, Benjamin Botts, Wife and Niece, Mrs. Tay- loe Braxton, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Gallego, Miss Conyers, Lieutenant J. Gibbon in attempting to save Miss Covers, Mrs. E. Page, Miss Louisa Mayo, Mrs. William Cook, Mi- s Elvina Coutts, Mrs. John Lesley, Miss M. Nelson, Miss ; j Page, William Brown, Misi Julia Hervey, Miss Whitlock, George Dixon, A. Marshal!, ( of Wythe) broke his mck in attempting to jump from a window. Miss Ann Craig. Miss Stevenson, ( of Spottsyivania) Mrs. Gibson, Miss Marian Hunter, Mrs. Mary Davis, Miss Gerard, Thomas Lecroix, Jane Wade, Mrs. Picket, Mrs. Heron, Mrs. I. aforest anci Neice, Jo. Jacobs, . Miss Jacobs, Miss A. Bousman,* Miss M. Marks; Edward Wanton, jr. 2 Miss Trouins, Mrs. Ge- rcr, Miss Ellicptt, Miss Pa;- ey Griffin, Mrs. Mess and daughter, Miss Littlepage, Miss Rebecca Cook, Mrs. Gi- rardin and two Children, Miss Margaret Copeland, Miss Gwathmey, Miss C'ay, Daughter of M. Clay, member of Congress, Miss Gatewood, Mrs. Thomas Wilson, Win. Southgate, Mrs Robert Greenhow, Mrs. Convert and Child, NOTICE OF A VESTRY. ON THURSDAY the I3th February next, a VESTRY will be held ill the Parish Church of Belfast, at the Hour of ELEVEN o'clock forenoon, for the purpose of Eleaing a POLICE COMMITTEe, pursuant ro a Clause in the Police Act, for Paving, Cleansing, Lighting, and Im- proving the Town ol Belfast. Jan. 31. ( 46 « ) ROSS JEBB. AN APPRENTICE WANTED • no the LINEN BUSINESS.— Apply at the Office of L this Paper ; if by Letter, post- paid. A Fee will be required. 462) _____ Belfast, February I, APPRENTICE WANTED. A I. A D of Genteel Connections, wanted as an Ap- Jrk prentice to the GROCERY BUSINESS, in Belfast.. Application to Mr. S. TUCKER, CHRONICLE. OFFICE ; if by Lecer, ( post paid). 456) Belfast, January 29. NEWRY, Wo- January, 1812. HpHE, SttBSC* TSEBS have just arrived SIX CARGOES iL of SLATES, consisting of Imperial Mill Tons, Common Tons. Duchess, Countess , Lady, and Doubles ; Which, with GOOD PINE TIMBER OAK, HARD- WOOD, PLANK, SPARS, DEALS, and their usual Supply of BUILDING MATERI \ LS, SCOTCH MALTING di LIVERPOOL COALS, they will sell on moderate Term?-. 429) SAMUEL MAY & CO. WANTED, BLEACHERS, by \ FEW Green- Castle, February 4. JOHN HOW. ( 494 WANTED IMMEDIATELY, in LURGAN, \ N APPRENTICE to the APOTHECARY Business— ' A Application to be made at Mr. JAMES ROWAN's, Druggist, Belfast. 499) Lurgan, February 3. } ' T'HE CRE- ; L DITORS of said Bank- In the Matter of JAMES kILbEE, a Bankrupt. NOTICE. In the Matter cf MaRGARET & MARY ANNE M'CRACKEN, Balilrufiis. • -.' ' rupts, are in- formed, that the COMMISS( ONERS have fixed THURSDAY the 13ih day of February instant, to receive fnrther proof of Debts, and to make a final Dividend of said Bankrupts' Estate. RAMSEY & GARRETT, Agents. Belfast, February 1. ( 479 NOTICE. T ripHE CREDITORS of said ( 1- Bankrupt are requested to r meer the Assignees, at the Office of •* the - sugar- House. Company, in Bui. fast, on MONDAY the 17t! r day of February : nsrarir: ?. t ON8 o'CWk. to consider of the best mode of disposing oi the - aid Bankrupt's Estate and EtleOis —— Dated Sd Feb- ruary, 1812. CUNNINGHAM GREG, ROBERT TENNENT, Assignees. JOHN M'CONNELL, 490] STOLEN, On the Might of the \ st, or Morning of the Id February instant, ALIGHT BAY MARE, rising I years old, about 14 hands high, value about 1G Guineas; small Bodied; straight Back; some white hairs in her Forehead; black Main and Tail, not » et up but cut even across : the property of GEORGE LEMON, of Gortenagan, on the Great Road from Newton- Stewart to Ornagh, in the County of Tyrone. Whoever returns said Mare to Mr. ROBERT GREER, of Aughnacloy, or Mr. ANDREW ADAMS, Inn- keeper, Newtou- Stewart, shall receive THREE GUINEAS Re- ward ; and for Mare and Thief, FIVE GUINEAS. 49H) Dated the 3d February, 1812. LANDS TO BE LET, AND IMMEDIATE POSSESSION GIVEN. '~ PHE LANDS of ARDBOlEY, containing about 250 X Irish Acres, situate in the County Carrickfergus ; they will be let either together, or in separate J'arms, as may be agreed upnn.— Application may be made to CHARLES VAL. JOYCE, Belfast. ( 509) Feb. 6. TO BE SOLD, On or before the \ 2th of next March, tHIRTY ACRES of LAND, in Glenmaquill, Propor- X tion of Vintners, and County of Londonderry, held under the Heirs of the late Right Hon. Thos. CONOLLY, renewable for ever, at the small Yearly Rent of £ 6,12s 3d.-, half a year's rent to be paid at ihe fall of each Life. There are Four Houses on the Premises; all the Land out of I Lease, with plenry of Turbary very convenient. The above I Fre, hold is so well circumstanced, that it needs fto conr- I ment, being situated within a long mile of Magherafelt four | of Maghera, two of Castledawson, and two of Desartmartin, j Tlie goodness of the Land, the nature of the '.' enure, and Situation, speak for themselves. For furthe- particulars, application to be made to the Proprietor, ROBERT CLARKE, of Moneymore, who will g've every necessary information, as to rhe Title Deeds, & c. 511) Moneymore, Feb. 5. NEW FOUNDERY, NEWRY. PATRICK SHARKEY MOST respectfully begs leave to inform his Friends ami the Public, that he has commenced rile Cast- Metal Business, In EDWARD STREET, CottRY- pr. ACe, where be i- rei. Jy ro receive and execute orders, for MaCHINERY or any orh - r CASTINGS. Gentlemen who may favour him with thfc: r commands, may rely on having them executed in the best manner, acd " ' in the shortest notice. 404) January CO, 1812. A DESIRABLE GENTLEMAN'S RE- SiDENCE, WiTH A SMALL FARM, To be Let, or the Interest : n the Lease Sold. . R" PHE above HOUSE StJ FARM, situated in tbr', C: I of Down, within tm\ of Clot-' V- ' I Downpatrick, containing 4.1 Ait U held <* Fort>' b ." (;.[ average rent per acre, and has Tec Years to run. ^ ^ ' • House and Offices are recently- fitted ufK^ consider,-. ••<• « >• fence, and the Land drained and bid dovVsi_? hio8V 111 ex" cellefct condition. .. , The HoDSEaor. D FURNITURE, STOCX, and FAI MI V UTENSILS, may be had at a fair valuation; and mmWdiatV possession given. If not previously thus disposed of, thu whole will be Sold by Au& ion on the 2d day of March next. Apply to the Proprietor of this Paper; qr at the Pn= r- Office of Clough, or Dowupatrick. ( 4GI TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, MarCHIOnESS of DowNShiRe. Plaintiff; HAMILTON moore, Esq. and Others, Defendants. RICKRUSKY, situate County of Down. ' Further particulars, with will be published at a futu 334) , \ TptJRSUANT to a Dei / - if crcc- of his Majesty* T Court of Exchequer in Ira / land, made in this Causl \ the Townlands of BALLY MACREELY and CAR the Barony of Dufferin, an( the Rental and Day of Sale, e period. Belfast, January I. TO BE SOLD. THAT HOUSE, BLEACH- YARD, and FARM of LAND, in the Parish of Derryaghy, containing 15A. 2R. 24P. English Measure, sulijertl only to £ 30 annually ^ formerly occupied by the late ROBERT DUNCAN, Esq. It is situated within five miles of beltast, an I two of Lisburn ; held by lease under the MARQUIS of HERTFORD for one good Life only 15 years ot age, arid the remainder of 21 years from November, 1800, The Bleach- Green was ca- pable of finishing from 4000 to 5000 Pieces of Linen in the driest season.— For further particulars, apply to EDWARD CURTEIS, of Glenburn, Esq. 11) November I. For Chilblain. v, Sprains, Bruises, f^ vR. STEERS's OPODELDOC is far superior to all COUNTY OF LONDONDERRY. TO BE SOLD, • rjPHE Town and I. ands of Tobermore, Gortumny, M, \ - I asset, Calnrore Upper and Lower, Clean, and Forr- william, situate ill the Barony of Loughensholien. in said Coun ty, held by lew- farm Grant, at the yearly Rent of £ 14. Part of the Estate of the Right Honourable Sir GEORGE FitzGERALD HILL, Bart, containing 1111 Acres, or there- abouts, and HOW held by solvent Tenants at a clear yearly Profit Rent of £ 780,1 Or. 10./. the greater part out of : ease, and that in Lease held on very short Tenures. The Lands are now valued at £ 1303, 9/. 6/ and if ail out of Lerv, from the natur e of the Soil and the abundance of Limestone, may be valued at 3C*. per Acre, round. Said l ands will be sold separately or together; and rhe Purchaser or Purcba ei - i declared as soon as the value shall he offered. Proposals n writing, will he received by MARCUS SAMUEL HILI , 1 - Londonderry; ANDREW LITTLE, Coleraine; JAS. GJaEcu, of Londonderry; and JOHN CHAMBERS, '. 1, Lower->.':.-.. ner- st.- eet, Dublin, Attorney at Law, will furnish Rentals ot said Premises, and give ail further necessary information, and with whom may be seen a Map of said Premises.— Mr. THOMAS M'CLELLAND, Newtonlimavady, will shew the Lands. 1 A FEE- SIMPLE ESTATE IN THE COUNTY OF DOWN. TO BF SOLD By AUCTiON, at the DOnEgALl.- ARAW, Belfast, on FRIDAY tbe tilt Day of Marrk next, at ONE o'Gloct, Hp HE Townlands of HOlYWOOD and KNO'K- - tt- MAGONEY, situate and being within lour Miles of the Town of Belfast, containing in all about One ' Thou- sand Acres; free of all manner of Tythes; and subject to a very small Chief Rent only.— The Townland of HOLY- WOOD is at present very low Set, and will ri.- e considerably. The MANSION- HOUSE is very large and commodious, with a large range of OFFICES, of all sorts, and in com- plete order; with a GARDEN, containing Eight Acres, walled- in, and well stocked with all sorts of Wall, and orbit Fruit Trees; and the Demesne contains upwards of Two Hundred Acres. For every information respefiing the s; me, application to be made to THOMAS L. STEWART, E- q. 3eU'ast, where the Title- Deeds and Rent- Rolls can be seen. 327) ' Dated Belfast, 1st January, 1812. other external applications in the Cure of Sprains, Bruises, Rheumatisms, & c.; as also in Cramps or Numbness, and in promoting Circulation in the Limbs when ill a para- lytic state. It is the best Remedy for Chilblains, if dissolved in a spoon and applied warm, or with a pledget of lint well moistened with it, and tied on the part affected It is like- wise of admirable service in the accidents and local com- plaints to which Horses are subjedl. Sold only by F. NEWBERY and SONS, St Paul's, London, and 29, Dame- street, Dublin, in bottles, price 2r < JD. each, British.— Observe the words " f. Areivbery, 45, St. Paul's," are engraven in the Stamps; and by their appointment, by Messrs. ARCH it * & WIRLING, and T. WARD. Belfast; Mr. JAS. WAKD, Lisburn; * ud Mr. ThoS. WALSH, Ariliajjh. BARRACK OFFICE, DUBLIN. January 17, 1812. AT0T1CE is hereby given, that Proposals will be received for supplying certain quantities of FIriNG and CANDLES for the use of his Majesty's Forces in the several Barracks and Quarters throughout Ireland, Cor one year, from the 16th of April next; the said Proposals to In- sealed and indorsed, " Proposals for Firing, & c." to I e under cover to Major General Freeman, at this Office, ou or before the 19th day of February n. i, aftoi ivi. idi day no Proposals will be received ; and the Proposers are to ob- serve,, that the Fuel of each tlescrinticn must lio of, the IK:-. quality, and deliveretl at the places contracted for, by Dull, lin measure : viz.—. Sea Coal, of four bushels to the barrel and eight barrels to the toil— Stone Coal must be deliveril, by weight, and proposed for by the hundred weight— the Turf by box of four feet long, two feet broad, and two and a half feet deep. The quantity of Filing and Candies re- quired will be specified in each Contract, and must be de- livered, or clamped by the Contractors, ill the Barrack Mas- ter's Stores, where there are such. One fourth of the amount of the Contract will be paid to Contractors upon their enter- ing into security, and further sums from time to time ( not exceeding the other two- fourths) will be advanced proportion- ably to the quantity delivered, and vouched by the account able receipts thereof being produced from the Barrack Mus- ter ; and the balance will be discharged when tbe accounts and vouchers furnished shall he duly examined at this Office, and found correct. The written consent of two responsible persons must be inclosed with each proposal, resident, if pos- sible, in Dublin ; and no proposal will be attended to wli.. < this shall not have been complied with, as well its tin: iv dence of the Proposer. Inconvenience having arisen to the Service from the ; general and extensive Undertakings of former Contractors, it is hereby notified, that local Proposals from eligible 1\.. sons will be preferably considered. By Order, JOHN HUGHES, Secretary. BELFAST: Piinted and Published by DRUMMOND ANDERSON, fr, r Self and the other Proprietors, every Monday, jVednemav, ail i flalvrduj. — Price of the Paper, when sent to any pa-: of the United Kingdom, £ 3 3d. yearly, paid m acivan.- . AGENTS— Messrs. Tayler and Newton, Warwick- sq Lon- don— Mr. Bernard Murray, 106, Old Church street, Duo- hn~— Jas. Anderspn, hoofcsel. er, Edinburgh.— Mr. Ja, Lang, post- master, Newry— Mr. S. NI. Peoples, po- t- m. ) er, — Xvk. W. m'williams, jun. Armagh
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