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Belfast Commercial Chronicle


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Date of Article: 17/02/1812
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY ltf, 1812 ROYAL INSTITUTION, LONDON NEWRY ATTRACTIVE LITTLE LOTTERY, I li OP 8000 TICKETS ONLY. Upwards of Sixteen Hundred Prizes, | and TWO OF £ 20,000!!! ] Sate will onla continue 14 Days, as the whole will be Drawn on the 18th February. j PERSONS adventuring in the present RICH LITTLE i LOTTERY, who wish to obtain Tickets dire61 from the Contraflor, are requested to be very speedy in their I application to I THOMAS WARD, j • i WHO SOTO AND PAID THE LAST CAPITAL PRIZE SHARED IN IRELAND, YIZ. NO. 2717, A PRIZE OK || JlOOO. N R All Prizes purchased at THOS WARD'S Office f' if paid as soon as presented, though not payable by Go- vernment lot Two Months after the Drawing. 495) No. 15, High- street, Belfast, Feb. 4. MR. DAVY'S LECTURES ON THE ELEMENTS OF CHEMICAL PHILOSOPHY. Mr. Davy delivered his . second Lecture oh 3a- ' turday last. He offered some general views con- cerning tbe different modifications of matter and the active powers engaged in the production of the phenomena of nature;? and of art: he then di- rected tbe attention of his addienee to heat, or ' calorific expansion. He Considered its important | and diversified agencies in the economy of things,, ard after an elaborate discussion concerning the • mechanical and chemical hypothesis relative to j the nature of heat, he concluded by defining the j limits of our knowledge on the subject. The expansive energy, or power of repulsion producing hear, attraction, which is either gravi- tattve, chemical, or electrical, or the active pow- ers belonging to matter, and cannot be separated from it. Matter itself may be considered as inert, and all the harmonious arrangements in the hea vens and the earth, may be regarded as flowing from one primary eatise, which, as it is intelli- gent, says Mr Davy, must be divine. The Professor entered into particular details re- lative to the effefls of heat, its importance, and the laws of its operations. The law of expansion is connefled with the equalization of the tempera- ture of the globe, the production of winds, and the preservation of animal and vegetable life. He particularly pointed out its application to the ven- tilation of mines, and the heating and ventilating of rooms. He exhibited a model, illustrating the manner by which the House of Lords is ventilated and warmed, after a new plan proposed by him- self. All the air deteriorated by respiration or combustion in the House, finds a ready exit by means of three copper pipes carried to the roof, and ultimately meeting in a single pipe; the cir- culation of the air is assisted by a furnace, and by means of ventilators below, there is a constant supply of fresh air. Such a plan Mr. Davy con- ceives might be adopted in large drawing- rooms, or in crowded assemblies, with excellent effect and at a trilling expence. The lormation of elastic fluids arising from the decomposition « f vegetable and animal matters, proceed very slowly under pressure; in illustrating this principle Mr. Davy referred to the method lately adopted by M. Appert for preserving meat or vegetables, whiah consists of enclosing thern in close tin plate vessfcls, excluded from the contadl . of air; putrefaclion cannot proceed unless ariform fluids escape. Mr. Davy conceives that this me- thod may be improved by using stronger vessels, and compressing into them a quantity of fixed air, which by its pressure and chemical properties I would prevent decomposition, j In illustrating tkr effefls of combustion, Mr. Davy noticed some recent experiments made by Count Rttmford, v< j4: wn :* ivest'.'. at the light emit- ted is proportional to the heat of the flam", and that it may be greatly increased by bringing seve- ral parallel wicks near each other. A model of what the Court calls a polyflame light was exhibit- ed. It had four wicks, and the Court states that a lamp of this kind, when properly construfled, will afford as much light as 50 wax candles. Mr. Davy concluded his left lire by explaining the phenomena of heat on the mechanical hypo- thesis of its being a vibratory motion of the par- ticles of bodies, and account d for latent heat, when soils are converted into fluids, by supposing that the motion is employed to make the particles revolve round their axis. He offered this view, merely for the purpose of comparison with the idea of a specific flu. d, the existence of which had often been too confidently advanced by some phi- losophers. On sHch a subjeft it was proper to doubt. The fafts of science should be kept per- feflly distinct from the hypothetical opinions ad- vanced to explain them. The truly philosophical iaquirer into nature, says Mr. Davy, will not consider it as a disgrace that he is unable to explain every thing. He will feel that truth is more promoted by the minute and accurate examination of a few objects, than by any premature attempts to form grand and universal theories. LITTLE RICH LOTTERY, Two Prizes of £ 20,000. D CONSISTING OF ONLY 8,000 TICKETS, To be all Drawn 18th February, 1812. SCHEME. 2 Pi izes of =£ 20,000 are 2 4,000 4 1,000 6 400 g 100 WHOLE TICKET? H ALVES, QU ARTERS, EIGHTHS, AND SIXTEENTHS, In a Variety of Numbers, are now fer Sale, from CalhveWs Fortunate Office, NO. 28, COLLEGE- GREEN, At R. & J. HODGSON'S, BELFAST. CABIN- HILL, TO BE SOLD, AFARM of Seventeen Acres, in the C > unty ef Down, two miles and a half from Belfast, and five from New- town, held by Lease of one Life, subjeift to the small yearly rent of =£ 17, and tree of Tythe. On it there is a neat Commodious CO TTAGE, Good Offices, and Garden, well calculated, in many respe& s, for a small genteel Family.— The Sale wll take place at CABIN- HILL, on TUESDAY the 25th ol February, at T'WIU. VS o'clock, and after it, that of the FURNITSRK, S I OCK, and FARMING UTENSILS. Immediate Possesion can be given. ( 540 TO BE SOLD. '•• pHF. LANDS Ol MONENEF. NY, a Fee Simple Estate, il the Property ot the Rev. Lucius CARY, situate in the Barony of Lougheishollen, and County of Londonderry, at present yielding a dear yearly Income of aSSOO per An- num, and subjeift to a hea i Rent of 13t. Ad. yearly The Lands lie within 4 Mies of Dungiven, 4 of Tobeimore, 8 of Magherafelt, and , re at present set for Leases of 21 Years from Nov. 1808, ind the life of the P* INCE of WALES, and there are 50 registired Freeholders on the Property.— For further Particulars, application to be made to Mr. CALDWELL CLARC, Atorney, Londonderry ; anil, in Term t'me, at 4?, Cape'- stree, Dublin ; and of the Rev. I. ocius CAR* Red- Castle— BIYAN DIAMOND, the Bailiff, who resides on the Lands, wll shew the Property. 544) ' Londonderry, Feb. S, 1812 IN THE QUNTY OF DOWN. TO BE SOLD Br A'CTJON, at the DONEGALL- ARMy, Belfast, on RID A T the 6th Day of March next, at ONE o'Ctect, " J1HE Townlands ol HOLY WOOD and KNOOK- 1 MAOONEY, situ'e and being within four Miles of the Town of Belfast, cntaining in all about One Thou- sand Acres; free of all ninper of Tythes; and subjeift to a very small Chief Rent lily,—- The Townland ef HOLT- WOOD is at present very Itv Set, and will rise considerably. The MANSION- HOUF. is very large and commodious, with a large range of OFfCES, of all sorts, and in com- plete order; with a GA1DEN, containing Eight Acres, walled- in, and well stocketwith all sorts of Wall, and other Fruit Trees; and the Deiesne contains upwards of Two Hundred Acres. For every information rupefiing the same, application to be made to THOMAS I..! FEW ART, Esq. Belfast, where the Title- Deeds and Rent- lolls can be seen. 327) Died Belfast, 1st January, 1812. TO EE SOLD, On or before tke' 1th of next March, THIRTY ACRES of UND, in Glenmaquill, Propor- tion of Vintners, an County of Londonderry, held under the Heirs of the latiRight Hon. THOS. CONOLLY, renewable for ever, at the stall Yearly Rent of £ 6,121 Sd.; half a year's rent to be paidit ihe fall of each Life. There are Four Houses on the remises; all the Land out of • Lease, with plenty of I'urbsy very convenient. The above Freehold is so well circnntanced, that it needs no com- ment, being situated within long mile of Magherafelt, four of Maghera, two of Castled. vson, and two of Desartmartin. The goodness of the Land, he nature of the Tenure, and Situation, speak for themsehs. For furthe- particulars, pplication to be made to the Proprietor, ROBERT CI. ARS, of Moneymore, who will give every necessary informion, as to the Title Deeds, & c 511) Moneymore, Feb. 5. Fur Chilblains, Sraius, Bruises, § c. BR. STEERS'S OPOF. LDOC is far superior to all other external appluions in the Cure of Sprains, Bruises, Rheumatisms, & c. is also in Cramps or Numbness, and in promoting Circulatii in the Limbs when iu a para- lytic state. It is the best Rnedy for Chilblains, if dissolved in a spoon and applied war, or with a pledget of lint well moistened » ith it, and tiedn tbe part affedled It is like- wise of admirable service i the accidents and local com- , plaints to which Horses arsubjeit. Sold only by F. NEWBEI ami SONS, ST Paul's, London, i. aad 29, Dame- street, Dnbl, in bottles, price 2s 9d. each, , British.— Observe the won ' F. Newbury, 45, St. Paul's," are engraven in the Stami^ and by their appointment, by T Messrs. ARCHER & WIRLF., and L\ WARD. Belfast; Mr. t JAS. \ VA » D, Lisburu; auylr. THOS. WAISH, Armagh. SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH. from tbe date hereof, discover ihe said Michael Glvilli and James Fis er, or'elthtj of thein, » o as thai tiiev » r either o' ihem may be apprehended And committed to prism. And we do further publish and declare, that if any person or perjnns shall, within the lime aforesaid, dis- cover any « f die oilier persons who may have become member* of the said Unlawful association, or who any . iiave a, ii'- ed in promoting or extending the same, < f who shall from henceforth join in, abet* or promote sueh association, so as lhat such person or persons srfcll fee convicted thereof, sucn person or persons so disco vering and apprehending shall receive as a Reward thn slim of OiTE HUNDRED POUND* stetl. foi each and every of the fiiat three persons so apprehended au( orn icte I. And we do hereby strictly charge and command all Ju- tiees 6' the Pence, Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, and > 11 otuers his Majesty's living subject.-,, to use their utmost endeavours lo bring the said offenders, and eve « ry of iheiti to speedv ind condign punishment. & veil ai ihr/ Cowncil C. Vamber in Dublin the Jst dav of February, 181' J. Planners C. W. Tuam. Westmeath. Tvrawly, F. aukl . rt. Norhuiy. Wm. Sanrin. OOD ? ATS THE KINC. By the Lard Lieutenant and Council of Irclair » A Proclamation. RICHMOND, IRE. Wtieieas the lime limited by our Prorlamaiion of the 24th day of July last, prohibiting the transporting intoauv parts out of Ireland, of any pig iron, bar- iron, hemp, pitch, tar, rosin, turpentine, anchors, cables, cordage, mast,, yards, bowsprits, oars, oikum, sheei- copper, or other naval stores, will expire '. he 24th day of Januury instant: And whereas it is judged expedient that the said prohibition should be continued sone. time longet: Now ive the Lord Lieutenant General anil Gene- ral Governor of Iielaud, by and wnh the advice of his Mfijesiv's Privy Council, do hereby order, require, prohibit and command, that no person or person* whosoever, do at any time fnr ( ha spare of s * month* from the date hereof, ptesUvne to transport into any puts * ut of Ireland, any pig- iron, biw- iioii) hemp, pitch, lar, rosin; turpentine, anchors, cab! -, conlajtej masts, yards, isoWaptils, oafs, oakum, sheet- copper", siit- cloth, or canvas, or other naval stores, or do snip of lade anv pig- iron, bar- irmi, hemp, pitch, ur, losin, tuipentine, anchors, cables, cofila . e, ma « ts, yards* bnwspiilsK oars, oakil n, sheet copper, sai - cloti), or canvas, or other na'. al st" te>, on heard any ship or vessel, in older to transporting the sanK into anv part btyond the seas, wilhdut leave or permission first being had or obtained frrim ihi Lord l. i.- utenant or other Chief Governor or Governors and Privy Cnnncil of 1 refind, upon pain of incurring the fori jtiires infi ei- ed hv an Act passed in Great Britain in the ihirty- thiia year of his Majesty's reign, entitled, " . Vsi Act ti » " enaale his VJajesty to restrain the exportation of na- " val noies, and nmfe eit- c'. ualty to pteveiit the exiwi" " tation of • aH- ijetre, arms, a tic! ammunition, when '.' piobi'jiied by Pr • i .. M" CtfAepsS » - t, otlliell }**" ' but it is nevertheless our pleasure tint limbing herein contained shall emend, or be construed lo ex end, id any of his Majesty's ships of war, or any oiher ships ot vessels or hosts in the service of his Majcjtv; ot « ina ployed or freighted by his Majesty's Hmrd of Ord » nance, oi bailie Coinuiissi>> neisof his Majesty's navv ; nor io prevent any ship or vessel from iaking " r having nn board such quantities of naval Stores a3 may b; ht- cessaiy for the use of such ship or ve. sel during th< ourse of her intended voyage, ot by hcni- e from the l. ord High Admiral of Great Strain, or ihe Commis- sione. rs of the Admiralty fur lire time bs'ng ; nor tn t ie exportation of the said several articles to Great Uiitain, or to his Majesty's Yatds or CJauiso. i-, or to ins \ la. jestv's colonies anil pl » ntali- ns in America or the West Indies, or to Newfoundland, or to his M jes'y's forts and settlements on Ihe coast of Africa, or to the' Island f St. Helen"", or to the Urltish settlements or factories in the Kasl Indies i provided that upon Ihe exporta- tion of anv of Ihe said articles for the purpose f trade to Gieai Britain, ot lo nis Majesty's Yards and Garri- sons, oi to his Majesties colonies and plantations in Ameiica or the W'esi Indies, or io the island of New. iounilland, ot to ht3 Mair. sty's forts and selile.'- enis on the coast of Afiicrt, or lo lb* island of St. Helena, or to the Biiiish settlements or factories id the lust I ndies, the expoiiers ol Inch ailicle. do fiist make until of ihe irue destination of the same to tne places f" r which they shall beentere. 1 ounr^ nls, hel- ne the entry of the same shj 11 be made, and do give full and tniScienl se- cnriiv by bond, ( excipl as he ein afiei escepted,) i « the sati- faction of the Commissioners of his M ije- iy's Customs, to currv the said arncles to the places for whitb ihev are so eriiertd outwaids, and for ihe pur* puses specified, and none other ; and sueh b mil s+ iall mil he cancelled or dt hvererl up until proof be nutlc to ihe salislacnon of tlie sniil Commissioners, h.' the pin- ductiou within a lime lo he fixed bv ihe siid Com mis* aionets and specified in the bund, of a csitlficate or cer- | tiQ- a'es, in such fotiu and manner, shall be direct. I ed by the said Commissioners, shewing thai the said irttclcs slnll nave b, en all iJlily landed ai the places, or which they were entered outwards : But ii is ouf aleasufe, nevertheless, that, ihe following articles, vie. air iron, white and tarred rope, lallow or mill grease, tarpaulins for waggon covers, pitch, lir, and turpen- tine, shall be permitiai! to be exported upon payment of l » e proper dulics, without bund beini; enieied into by the merchant enpurter, to any of the llrilish plaiita- ttons in the West Indies, or to anv iff his Majesty'* settlements in South America j provided ihe merchiot exporter shall fi. sl Verify upon oath lhat the articles s. » expnited areinuuded fo^ the Use of a particular planta- tion or settlement, lo be named in the entrv outward?, and not for sale* and lhat the said plantation or settle- ment has noi before been furnished with any supply of the said articles during the same season ; and provided aha, that the exportation of the said articles shall in tu case exceed the value ol fifty pounds sterling for amf given plantation ot settlement, whether by one ot mora shipments within the same season. And the Commissioners « f his Majesty', Cnsloms ate to give the necessary directions herein a » lo them may respectively appertain. Given at ihe Council Chamber in Dublin th< dav of January, 18t2. Harrington. Westmeaih. Norbury. Fiarikfort. W. Dnwnes. Henry Kiug. St. Geo. Datv. VVH « « . Sauriit. SOW « * V « TUK KMC. By the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland A Proclamation. RICHMOND, £ cc.- Whereas We have received information Upon osllli. that MICHAEL GLYNN of Itingsend, in the county of the city of Dublin, carpenter, and JAMI. S Fisilcr. o) Sandymounl, in the said ciiv, have been conceriietj in a treasonable conspirjcy, and have been members ofun a>- oci ilion or . oeiety, instituted and formed for treaton- al,' « purposes .' And whereas the said Michael Glynn aild James Fisher have fled from Ju- tue : Now we the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council being determined, as far as in u » lies, to maintain the public peace, and to brinu to Justiie the promoters, aiders, and abettors of the said unt. whil assoc alion, do hereby • ffcr a reward d Two HoNtitiED POUNDS to any person or person; who si. all, within sis moaihi A mare belonging to Cipt. Holt, trotted two miles in six minutes and a half on Monday for 100 guineas. On Tuesday,? the 21st ult. a hog of a most enor- mous size, the property of the Earl of Belmore, was killed at Castlecoote. The gross weight, . vhen cut up, amounted to 41 score 171b. The head alone weighed 971b. and the chine 721b. " I have no doubt of the right of society to ir. Sict the punishment of deatli on enormous crimes where- ever an inferior punishment is not sufficient. I con- sider it as a mere modification of tbe right of self- de- fence, which may as justly be exercised in deterring from attack as in repelling. I abstain from the dis- cussions in which benevolent and enlightened men have, on more sober principles, endeavoured to shew the wisdom of, at least, confining the punishment of death to the highest class of crimes, i do not even presume in this place to give an opinion regarding the attempt which has been made by one, whom I con- sider as among the wisest and most virtuous men of the present age, to render the letter of our penal law more conformable to its practise. My only object is, to shew that no evil has hitherto resulted from the exercise of judicial discretion in this Court. 1 speak with the less reserve, because the present Sessions ale likely to afford a test whiiih will determine whether 1 have been actuated by weakness or by firmness, by fantastic scruples and irrational feelings, or by a calm and steady view to what appeared to me the highesi interests of society." to one to those in the latter', in which no capital pu- | nishment was inflicted. From the number of con- j victions I, of course, exclude those cases where tbe prisoner escaped, whether he owed his safety to de- I fective proof of his guiit or to a legal objection.—— This cannot affect the justness of a compatative esti- mate; because the proportion of criminals who escape . on legal objections before courts of the same law j must, in any long period, be nearly the same. But if the two cases— one where a formal verdict of mur- ';, der, with a recommendation to mercy, was intended > to represent an aggravated manslaughter ; and the other of a man who escaped by a repugnancy in the indictment, where, however, the facts were more ; near manslaughter than murder— be added, then the murders of the last seven years will be eight, while j those of the former seven years will be sixteen. " This small experiment has therefore been made without any diminution of the security of the lives and i properties of men. Two hundred thousand men have ; been governed for seven years without a capital punish* | ment, and without any increase of crimes. If any i experience has been acquired, it has been safely and j innocently gained. It was, indeed, impossible that the trial could ever have done harm. It was made on no avowed principle of impunity or even lenity.— It was in its nature gradual, subject to cautious re- consideration in every new instance, and easily capa- ble of being altogether changed on the least appear- ance of danger. Though the general result be rather remarkable, yet the usual maxirns which regulate ju-< dicial discretion have in a very great majority of cases been pursued. The instances of deviation from those maxims scarcely amount to z twentieth of the whole convictions. first SeVen yedis. But between . the yeats 1756 and 1763, the military, force- was, comparatively srriall.— A few factories Of small p. qrts only depended on this Government. ^ Between IStHand 1811, 500 Euro- pean officers, arid probably 4000 European soldiers, were scitter^ J. over extensive territories. Though honouf and nforality be powerful aids of law with re- spect to the first class, and- military discipline with respect to the second, yet it might have been expect- ed, as experience has proved, that the more violent enormities would be perpetrated by the Euro]> ean sol- diery, uneducated and- sometimes depraved as many ! of tbem must originally, be', often in a state of mis- chievous idleness, Tommandiojf in spife of all care j the means of intoxication, and corrupted by contempt I for the feelings and - rights of the natives of this country. " If these circumstances be considered, it twill ap- pear that the capital crimes committed during tlje j last seven years, with no capital execution, have, in i proportion, to the. population, not been mncb more than a third - « f those committed in rhe first seven I years, notwithstanding the infliction of death on 4- f persons. The intermediate periods ! e- atl to the same results. The number of capital c,; m iin anv one of these periods does not appear to be diminished either by the capital executions of tbe same period or of that immediately preceding. They bear no assignable proportion to each other. In the seven years imme- diat ly preceding the last, which were chiefly in the ! presidency of my learned predecessor, Sir William • Sy. er, there was a very remarkable diminution of ca. ! pital punishments. The average fell, from about four in each year which was that of the seven years before Sir William Syer, to somewhat less than two in each year : yet the capital convictions were di- minished about one- third. " The punishment of death is principally intended to prevent the more violent and atrocious crimes.— From May, 1797, t'.^. were 18 convictions for mur- der, of which I omit two as of a very particular kind. In that period there were 12 capital executions.— From May, 1804, to May, 1811, there were si* con- victions for murder, omitting one which was consi- dered by the jury as in substance a case of manslaugh- ter, with soma aggravation. The murders in the At a Court ot Oyer and Terminer held at Bom- I bay on the 16th of July, 1811, Sir James Macken- tosh, the Recorder, addressed the Grand Jury in a very impressive manner, and the charge was rendered more interesting by the notification it contained of his approaching departure for his native country. In the course of his charge, the Learned Judge gave the following explanation relative to the dispensation of perial law in Bombay:—- " Since my arrival here in May, 1804, the punish- ment of death has not been inflicted by tills Court.— Now the populatioi subject to our jurisdiction, either, locally or personally, cannot be estimated at less than 200,000 persons. Whether any evil consequence ; has yet arisen from so unusual ( and, in the British I dominions, unexamplrfied) a circumstance as the dis- j use of capital punishment, for so long a period as j seven years, among a population so considerable, is a question which you are entitled to ask, and to which 1 have the means of affording you a satisfactory answer. " The criminal records go back to the year 1766. From May 1756, to May 1763, the capital convic- tions amounted 141, and the executions were 47-— The annual average of persons who suffered death was almost seven; and the annual average of capital crimes ascei'tai:-- d to have been perpetrated was nearly twenty. From May, 1804, to May, 1811, there have been 109 capital convictions. The annual average there- fore of capital crimes legally proved to have been perpetrated during that period, is between 15 and 16. During this period - there has been no capital execu- tion. But as tf'. a population of this island has much more thin doubled during the hist 50 years, the an- nual average of capital convictions during the last seven years ought to have been 40, in order to shew he same propoition of criminality with that of tlie AMERICAN PRODUCE, See. Niwav, 10th February, I$ 12. 500 Hogsheads New- Tori Flaxseed, 600 Tons of Pitch, Yellow Pine and Oat Timber, 18 Thousand IVhite Oak Barrel Staves, 15 Fathoms of Four Feet Lat'i w. od, 50 Hogsheads of Leaf Tobacco, 100 Hhds. Scale Sugar, of Fine Iif Common qualities, 50 Puncheons Whiskey, 50 Casks No. 4, and 7, bleachers' Smalts, 20 ' Tierces of Dutch Vinegat, Together with an Extensive Assortment of GROCERIES, FOR SALS BY 532) RICHARD BR TANS. I ll I , ,,.,, FLAXSEED 5c STAVES. TM- IE SUBSCRIBERS are Landing, from the EDWARD G. R- DOWOALL. Master, from NEW- YORX, 488 Hogsheads, 1 49 Half Hogsheads, f ^ AXSjuED, 18,000 Barrel STAFFS, Which they ofR- r for Safe. JOHN 6c HUGH BOYD. NEWRV, February S, 1812. ( 523 NEW FOUNDERY, NEVVRY. PATRICK SHARKEY MOST respe. 5! fully begs leave to inform his Friends and the Public, that he has commenced the Cast- Metal Business, In EDWARD STREET, CORRT PLACE, ' where he is ready to receive and execute orders, for MACHINERY or any other CASTINGS. Gentlemen who may favour him with their commands, may rely on having thein executed ill the best manner, and on the shortest notice. 404) January 20, 1812. AjpHF. OWNERS and MASTER of the Auifieiout, of II NEWKT, acknowledging ihe assistance received from a Revenue Cutter on the 29th ult. were misinformed as to the name of the Ve sel. They now find the service was render- ed by the Hard- wui. Captain LACEY, Mr. NEILL M'MBL- LAN then in command, to whom tfciey heg leave to return their thanks for his veij handsome conduit. 5 43 v N « w R T, February 13, 1812. TO BE SOLD, ririHE FARM of MAGHF. RACLAY, i « the Liber- jL ties of Coleraine, containing SO Acres of excellent Land, free from Rent; ihe property of ROBERT GIVEN, Esq. Proposals will be received by Mr. ANDERSON, Bush- mills, who will give every information necessary. 553) FthtMry 12. NOTICE. ! In the Matter of T ' PHP. CREDITORS of said JAmIS KILO EE, I I Bankrupt are requested to a Bankrupt. f meet the Assignees, at the Office of - 1 the Sugar- House Company, hi Bel- fast, on MONDAY the 17th day of February instant, at ONE o'Clork to consider of the best mode of disposing of the said Bankrupt's Estate and EfFevSls Dated 3d Feb- ruary, 1812. CUNNINGHAM GRFG. l ROBERT TENNENT, J- Assignees. JOHN M'CONNELL, \ 490] ___ ADJOURNED DOWN SESSIONS. County if Do- wn, 1 A N ADJOURNMF. N F of the GE- to ~. rit. f . r\ NF. RAI. QUARTER- SESSIONS J will be holden at DOWNPATRICK, on TUESDAY the 3d day of March next, at ELEVEN o'Cloch. for the purpose, among other things, of hearing the Civil li Uf of tbe Doyunpatrick Division, which, trom particu- — lir -•• " n'. tf- nex - Crr.,;>...! undisposed of at the late Sessions held at Newtownards.— Dated 8th February, 1812. By the Court, JOHN CRAIG, SS8) c. r. & REG. STOLEN, | On the Night of ihe \ st, or Morning of the 2d February instant, AI. 1GHT BAY MARE, rising 4 years old, about 14 hands high, value about 16 Guineas; small Bodied; straight Back; some white hairs in her Forehead; black Main and ' Fail, not set up but cut even across : the property if OF on or. LEMON, of Gortenagan, on the Great Road liom Newton- Stewart to Omagh, in the County of Tyrone. Whoever returns said Mare to l^ r. ROBERT GREER, of Auahnadoy, or Mr. ANDREW ADAMS, Inn- keeper, Newtim- Stcwart, shall receive THREE GUINEAS Re- ward; and for Mare and Thief, FIVE GUINEAS. 493) Dated the 3d February, lgl2 OLA GU S BERRY, Coot,' ipY the Marshal of his and CHARLES KERR, JJ> Majesty's High Conn Mariner, of Admiralty of Ireland, to Pre movants ; I be SOLD BY AUCTION, Tbe liar I or Vessel called the r under the Decree of the said PATRIOT, • whtreof Jons J Court, obtained in this Cause, VnMei. it - wis late Master, j on MONDAY the 24th day Impufnant. j of February instant, at ONE — o'clock in the forenoon, 011 hoard rhe said vessel, where she now lies at the Quay of B Ifast, the Vessel in this Cause mentioned, with all her RICTUNG, TACKLE, API'AREI. ami FURNITURE, of the burthen of 142 Tons per Register.— For Inventory and par- ticulars, apply to PATRICK HAMILTON, Esq. Promov- ants, ProiSor, Anglesea- sti eet; and to HENRY RICHARDSON, DirUTT MARSHAL. Dated 8th February, IS 12. ( 441 TO BE SOLD. THAT HOUSE, BLEACH- YARD, and FARM of LAND, in the Parish of Derryaghy, containing 15A. 2R. 24P. English Measure, subjeift only to ^£ 30 annually; formerly occupied by the late ROBER r DUNCAN, Esq. It is situated within five miles of Belfast, and two of Lisburn ; held by lease under the MARQUIS of HERTFORD for one jrood I. ite only 15 years of age, and the remainder of 21 • years from November, 1800. The Bleach- Green was ca- pable of finishing from 4000 to 5000 Pieces of Linen in the | per cent, / ars'r, JAN. 31 — per c: nt. Gov. D- H. 7:. i-| 5 pcr cent. Ditto 1011 EVetrrj, JAN. 3'.— 3 per cent. Consols JAN. si.— Dub. on Lon. 8|' | JAS. 31.— Lon. on Dab 9% a K. RI- veo. mails syNCE OUR. LAST. 3 0- r DonaGBA » ; S 2 By D- jslih DOE 1 1 SPECIAL COMMISSION. HORSEMONGER- LANE, MQNDAY, FEB. 10. This morning the Court met in pursuance of adjournment from Monday last, for the purpose of proceeding to the trial of the 12 men taken prison- ; ers at the capture of the Isle of France, the par- ; ticulars of whose offences have already appeared before the public. The building at an early hour was crowded to excess, at 10 o'clock Baron M'Do- nald, and Sir Simon Le Blanc arrived, and Wil. ! Ham Cundeil, alias Connell,, one of the prisoners, was put to the Bar. Before the Jury were sworn, Mr. Brougham, Counsel for the prisoner, put in an affidavit as to the impossibility of one of the' prisoner's witnesses attending, on account of ill j health, but which was rejeaed. The commission was then read, and after Mr. Abbott had opened the ca$ e, the Attorney- Gene- ral, in addressing the Jury observed, that the Pri- soner wAs indiaed for high treason under the Aa of the 25th of- Eti^ ard IILby which, in conse- quence of an amendment to it in the reign of Henry VIIL per suns charged with such crimes, could be tried by such a commission as that by which the present Court , was formed; the fae^ s charged against the prisoner were plain and simple, aud the legal result, he had no doubt, would be equally intelligible. The prisoner was born in allegiance to his Majesty, in the neigh- bourhood of Dublin, and was a subjea of Great Britain. He entered on board the Laurel, as a sailor, and was sent with her on the expedition against the Isles, of France and Bourbon. It so happened, that this vessel, after a desperate en. gagement with a French fri gate, was forced to surrender, and together with the crew, amongst whom was the prisoner, was taken into the Isle of France, where the crew was imprisoned, not long after'which' the prisoner agreed to enter into the Fieoch service, proy; ded he was allowed to go at lajge, and was accordingly liberated on those terms, did enter as a French soldier, wore the French uniform, consor'ed with the soldiers of that nation, and aaually aaed as guardian over his < J{ untrymen. His latter part was considered the gr s es' insult 1- y ihe prisoners, and in consequence of their affliaion the. prisoner at the bar was re- moved from guarding them. The Learned Coun- sel^ then proceeded to call witnesses to prov^ the facts ajlegtd, from whose testimony the statement of the Attorney- General was fully and satisfac- torily substantiated. e. r Mr. Brougham, for the defence, addressed the Jury in a very eloquent speech, commenting upon the great hardships to. which the prisoner had been exp9sed, and deducing frem thence a justi- fication of the course which he had pursued— a course which h^ d been adopted not with the view | ! of rendering aid to the enemies of his country, | but to relieve himself by tint trick from the ' wretchedness which he had s « long endured; as a proof qf. his amicable feelings towards his own j nation, the Learned Counsel instanced the fact of his having surrendered to the British forces the i moment the opportunity arrifed, in preference to i | accompanying the French amy, which he might ' < have done, Hn pursuance of the terms of capitu - ! lation, provided he had felt » inclined. calltd on. behalf of the ' prisoner; their testimony di< not, however, go to i rebut any of. the evidence , a( duced in support of j bis guilt.'." The Attsrney- General, inreply, observed, that the fact of the' prisoner hying adhered to the j, enemy, being distinctly pro'ed, and the result of . that fact being his guilt of. hieh treason, it only j remained to be ascertainedwhat excuse could be urged in extenuation of hs offence. The only legal excuse that could be eceived, was evidence of his having been forced > y the fear of death to enter the French army; 10 such proof having been offered, his guilt was established. Baron M'Donald haviig summed upi the evi- dence, the Jury, attar a shirt consultation, return- ed a verdict of Guilty— Lath. DUBLIN, Fbiuary 15. ' Thursday . their Graces Be Lord Lieutenant and Duchess of Richmond otertained at dinner, a number of Nobility, See. among whom were the Under- mentioned persona; es : The Lo* d Chancellor aid Lady Manners. The Archbishop of ' Aam. The Attorney- Genera and Lady Mary Saurin. The Lord Chit^ Justie. Earls of Enniskillen tid F. rne— Lords George ; Lenox,- Sidney; Osborne, E. O'Brien and Frank- j fort— Lord and Lady Tra-— Bishop of Clogher— j Sir Charles Sartton— th Solicitor- General— the i Dean of Cork— Gen. tackenzie— Hon. George [ Knox, Mr. Wynne, & c. In the evening their ( races gave an entertain- ment to a numerous paiy, among whom were the following persons: The Dowager Marclnness of Donegal, Dowa- ger Countess pf Ormom; Archbishop of Tuam ; Earl and Countess of \ fotmeath ; Sir E. B- and Lady E.~ Littlehales-; riscoUntess Mountjoy and Lifford, Viscount and Viscountess Lorton ; Vis- count and Lady Isabel) Chabot; Ladies Ross- more, Caher, St. Georgi J. icelyns, S. Howard, R. Tottenham ; Lady H. nd the MissDalys; Lady M. and Miss Knox; lord Norbury and Lady Norwood ; Bishop of Iphin, and Mrs. Le Pner Trench, Bi hop of Kiliore and Mrs. Beresford, Bishops of Ferns and Blala ; Lords Castlecoote, S « nderl\ n, Monck, andDelvin; Lieutenant- Gen. Loid Forbes; Hon. Gieral Taylor ; Hon. Cap- tain and Mrs. F. StanHon. Mrs. and Miss BELFAST, Monday, February 17, 1812. The interesting extraas from American Jour- nals, io another part of this day's Paper, will be found of a much more pacific complexion, than we have for some time been accustomed to. Hcv? this change has been effected, does not imrsedia e ly appear; though" it is said, that the recent d'"-. patches from Mr. BARLOW, at Paris, and from S , RVSSIL, at London, have been highly gratifying to the moderate party in Atnerica. The conse- quence is, that a motion has been made to adjotint Congress for two mon& hs, to afford time to he. tV once more from England, arid in tiie mean tim<. a Bill has been brought in to permit the importa- tion of such goods from Gr - u Britain or her co- lonies as were contraae'u for before the 1st of Feb- ruary, 1811. From the New. York and Washington Paper,, of which the former c une down to tire 1 irh. an i, the latter to the 9< h of last month, -, ve have made the following extracts :—• IXTKACT OF A LtTTBH r* OM » J SHI NO TON, n.' TtD JAN. 4, 1812, " The Committee of Commerc - and MamifaiSnrei have agreed to report a Bill, granting licences to import < oar=. woollens, and iron wares, from Great Britain, ami t.) bririf h'me all articles purchased anterior to the 2d February, 1811." EXTRACT OF A LETTER FBO « WASHISGTOH, FflDAV, JAN. S. " The Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, have this day unanimously agreed. to report a Bill, giviiij liberty to Merchants to import from Great Britain, and elsewhere, goods purchased, or ordered, previous to the President's Proclamation oil the 2,1 November, IS10." ** Fir* Acr or ANOTHFK LETTEB, SAMI DATE. " It is reported here, from 110 common authority, that i5 this Government will prohibit licences for trailing with, France, which prohibition is expcdled will take place, Great Britain will withdraw her Order* in Council. INCURSION INTO POMERANjlA The French have entered Stralsund with 6000 men. The fortifications of that place had been destroyed on the former visit of the French, and Scbill had ineff- aually endeavoured to restore them— the place was therefore treated as -. n open town : the garrison, consisting of a few hundred wen, who with the Governor, and. rtie military chest, made their escape by sea to Carlsham. About 12 or 15 vessels in different states ofh. ad- ing, left the port at the same time, but not with- out being fired upon by the batteries, who. h ih- troops of Napoleon did not neslert to occuny nn. mediately on their arrival Oil thi- occasion a temporary embirgo has beyn imposed - s i. - pint' at Carlsh m. — We have information fr « ? m Pans or. #. i7h " can depend, that orders are given at he pu'ilic offices there so to arrange ihe business th>. r Uie Emperor's presence will not be necessary I n:- er than the conclusion of the present month, ami f; om hence it is assumed, that he proposes to un- dertake a journey to the Prussian States. How much further he will p. oceed will depend upo; i the dispositions manifested by the Court' of Si. Petersburgh, of which it is imposed he will de- mand the full and complete adoppio 1 of the Con- tinental system in the Russian harbours of the Baltic, and the admission of a French f> rce into those ports, as the security for an unreserved com- pliance with the stipulations and restrictions > f that system. To support her bold pretension", according to those advices, France has nearlv 100,000 men in Dantzick, the Prussian fortresses- and the adjacent country, with an equal number at Warsaw ; 25,000 men on the shores of the Danube to obstruct the return of the Czarine forces engaged in the Furkish war, in the event of peace with the Sultan and hostilities with Napoleon. The Thanks of both Houses of Parliament were unanimou- ly vo'ed on Monday last to Lord WELLINGTON, and the Officers and Soldiers un- der his command, for the gallantry displayed iri the siege arid capture of Ciudad Rcdrigo. The motion gave universal satisfaaion, and afforded an opportunity to several Members to expic ? . the highest approbation of the skill, and distin- guished valour, and discipline of every descrip. tion of troops employed on that memo, able occa- sion. FRENCH FLEET. Joceiyns, Hon Mr. Croshie, & c, \ Stan'f) h, Colo/ mar Mrs. Gore; Hon. A considerable agitation was experienced in this City this morning, in consequence of a letter trans- mitted by the Sovereign of Kinsale to the^ Mayor, of which the following Is a copy. " Kinsale, half past 7 o'clock, P. M. " 42th February, 1812. " Sis— I fcave tha honour to acquaint you, that I have just now received a communication from Major- General the I Hon, Thomas Mahon, commanding thin Distria, by hi* Brigade- Major, that he had this evening receiv d an t. tpre- s from the Officer in charge of the signal stationed at the 1 > i t Head of Kmsale, reporting that a signal had heeti ma le „ t the Seven- Head Signal Tower ( to the westward,) inrni itln^ that an enemy's small cruiser was off, which was shore'y after followed by another, signifying that an enemj'a fic.- r of Line- of- Battle ships was in sight. 1 feel it my duty to give you the earliest information 011 the subjeit. 11 And have the honour to be, " Sir, your most obedient servant, " WILLIAM NF. WSAM, " Sovereign of Kinsale." The Mayor of Cork. We understand that a similar report was corn* municated by telegraph to Admiral Thornborough, at Cove, but that he is pf opinion, and it is now the prevalent opinion in this city, that the fteet i i question is not hostile. He has however dispatched a frigate to the west wat d to ascertain the fafi.— Ctrk Advertiser, On Friday evening, a fellow went into a re- srseftable grocer's shop in Rosemary- street, and un- der pretence of purchasing a lemon, when the shop- boy's back was for an instant turned, snatched up a cannister of fine tea, which stood on the counter, and effeiled his escape with it, notwithstanding immediate pursuit. Mrs. Siddons has entered into an engagement to perform for a few nights at the Glasgow Thea- tre. Her first appearance was announced for last right, in the part of Queen Catherine, in King Henry the Vlllth. Th? Elizabeth, City, on her passage from Nas- sau to Charleston, was on the 2d Nov. wrecked off St. Simon's Harbour. The mate with difficulty, saved himself by swimming; Mrs. Flemming, a fe- hiale passenger, while in the ail of sinking, caught him by the lappM of his jacket, and would have carried him to the bottom with her, had he not had the presence of mind to disengage himself by tearing off that part of his jacket; soon after she sunk behind him, her arm extended above the water with a part of his jacket fast clenched in her hand. M. Garnerin has obtained a compensation from the French Government for explaining Captain Manby's philosophical method of firing artillery without lighted matches. The following advertisement is copied from the Plymouth Paper:—" Wanted, a steady man in the seafaring line, not belonging to a man of war, for a husband for a Widow. Woman. She hath a little property, and one child. The man will be sure to meet with an agreeable partner, and pood employment in the me- chant wrvfce. None but a decent, middle- aged man need apply. HIBERNIAN ERAVERY.— It is always an infinite gratification to record an anecdote so much to the honour t f a gentleman ; and whatever may be the rough j kes of wealthy insolence, or the envious sar- casms of needy jealousy, the Irish have ever been, and still continue to be, highly regarded upon the Continent. At the siege of Tortona, the Com- mander rf the army which lay before the town, ordered Carew, an Irish Officer in the service of Naples, to advance with a detachment to a parti- cular p « » sr. Having given his orders, he whisper- ed to Carew, " Sir, I know you to be a gallant m? n ; I have therefore put you upon this duty. I tell you in confidence, it is certain dealh for vou all. I place yen ' here to make the enemy spring a mine below you." Carew made a bow to the Genera), and led on his men in silence to the dreadful spur. He then stood with an undaunted touoter... nce, and having called to one of the sol- diers for a draught of wine, " Here," said he, i « I tlrirk to all those who bravely fall in battle."— Fortunately, at that instant, Tortona ctpitulated, and Carew escaped; but he had thus a lull op- portuniry of displaying a rare instance of deter- mined intrepidity. . On the evening of Saturday se'nnight, a shoe- jnnker lnd, after having delivered his week's work to his master, and got his wages for it, was stopt, in George's- street, Perth, by one of the soldiers on £ ti '. rd, and robbed of his watch, and a few shillings of money in his possession. He had the good sense to go immediately to the guard- house, a d inform the commanding officer of DUBLIN CASTL5, FEBHUARY 15, 1812. His Grace the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint the following Gentlemen to be High Sheriffs for the ensuing year Co. Fermanagh-^ John Aiken, of Pettigoe, Louth— The Hon. Robert Jocelyn^ commonly called Lord Viscount Jocelyn. Monaghan— Charles F. vatt, of Mount Louisa. Westtneath— Wm. Dalton Pollard, Costlepollard, Ei^. The Sale of the House and Farm near Cioitgh, by Auction, as formerly Adver- tised in this Paper, is postponed till fur- ther notice. AKDROIDES. BENEFIT OF THE POOR- HOUSE. MR. HADDOCK respectfully informs the Public, that on MONDAY the 17th February, he will give the DAY and EVENING EXHIBITIONS for the BENEFIT of the f> OOR- HOUSE; and in order to render these more deserving PuMic Favour, he will, besides the usual Exhibi- tions, introduce his NEW MECHANICAL FIIIE- WOKKS, Which he never yet exhibited in Public, but several respeA" able Ladies and Gentlemen who have seen civ ui in Private, have testified their highest sarisfa& ion with them. These MECHANICAL FIRE- WORKS do not possess Combusti. ble, or any other Matter that will off- nd the smell. Doors open for the Day Exhibition at Hall- past Twelve o'clock, and Exhibition begins at On t.— la the Evening, opens at Half- past Seven, and begins at Eight. Tickets, price 2S 6£ to be had at the CHRONICLE OrriCE. _ , ( SSf TAMES COLVILLE, A COUAINTS his Friends and the Public, that he has IP&. Tecommenced the WOO LI. EN- DRAPERY BU- SINESS, in the Shop, No 14, BRIDGE- STREET ( for- merly occupied by him), where he offers a complete Assort- ment of every Article in the above Line, carefully chosen. His GOODS being entirely new, and purchased at the lowest reduced facet, he flatters himself, those who buy for Ready Money, will find it their interest to give hiui a trial, as he is determined < o cut low.' TEA S as usual. 569) February 17. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, On SATURDAY the lid inst. at ONE o'Cloei, QUANTITY OF TIMBER, CONSISTING A- OF Scotch and Larch Firs, Ash, Elm, Sycamore, Horse- diesriut, Set. i At the THRONE, about Three Miles from Belfast, on the Templepatrick Road. 568) Belfast, 15th February, 1812. v hat had happened, who, upon calling the roll, " Tts^ mfn missing. This man soon T ~ •• T'i^^ T made his appearance; the money and watch Monday morning he was sent, under an escort, to h. e. d- quarters at Dundee. and, on being searched, were found on him. On U9 LFAST STjHP N E vs. Th. coppered and armed brig Britannia, sailed for Lou- dun on Friday last. Ti . armed brig Venus, Pendleton, is loading for London, to sail ir, a few days. The coppered and armed brig Levant, M'Kibbin, is load- ing at London lor this port, to sail first fair wind. The Fanny, Martin, for Liverpool, is decained here by • ontrary winds. T e armed brig Endeavour, Fitz unions, sails for London in a few days The Swift, Neel, sails first fair wind for Bristol. The Minerva, Courtenay, is loading for Liverpool, to tlesr on Saturday first. The Hawk, M Cormick, is loading for Glasgow, to sail in a few Jays. The Margaret & Nancy, Galbraith, at Glasgow; and the Bee, Rankin, at Dublin, are loading lor Belfast. NOTICE. JANE MtKF. E, Administratrix to the Estete of her late Husband, WILLIAM M'KIE, of Belfast, WoolLn- Dra- per, deceased, requests all those who remain indebted to said Estate, either bv Bill, Note, or Book Account, to have the same immediately discharged, otkerwi- e Legal Proceedings will be taken for recovery of the same. 5g7) Belfast, February > 7. RECTIFYING DISTILLERY, DUNGANNON. JOHN HATCHEL, & CO. beg leave to inform their Friends and the Public, that they have coiumeuecd work, and have now for sale, Brandy, Hum, and Gin, which, they trust, will be found equal in quality, to any made in this Kingdom. 570) February 14, 1812. NEW GARDEN SEEDS, & c. & c. DAVISON & REFORD HAVE received, per the Kim, from LONDON, their Annual Assortment of Garden Seeds, Early Peas and Beans, iSj'c. Which will be found geimine in their kinds, and will be sold on moderate Terms 547) 106, High- « treet— February IS. NEWHY SHIPPING LIST, For the Week ending the \ Sd> tnit. Aft KIV10. Susanna of Milford, Poyntz, from Bristol, with bar iron, hops, piuh, cheese, wood hoops, rod and hoop iron. Liverpool Trader « f Custine, from Penobnot, Perkins, with red oak timber, hardwood, pine timber, pine plank, • tav « s, lathwood, and horn tips. Friends of Che. ter, Davies, from Cardiff, with bar iron. Brothers of Greenock, M'Coy, from Tarbut, with herrings. Robert & Russ of Newry, O'Niill, from Dublin, with wine, sugars, tin, and other merchandise. SA1LE0. Nepean, Revenue Cutter, on a cruise. Brothers of Dunbarton, Blair, for Glasgow, with pork, tieef, b con, hams, linen cloth, and butter. Eleanor of Newport, Llewellin, for Parkgate, with pigs. Margaret of Barmouth, Oweus, for Liverpool, with pigs. F. liiibe h & Mary, of and for Newport, with timber. Nine Vessels in ballast. DAVISON & REFORD ARE Landing, from on board the VINE and AURORA, from LONDON, Fine and Common Congou, Souchong, Green, and Hyson TEAS, Refined SUGAR, in Powder and single Loaves, Split PEAS, SALTPETRE, and Black PEPPER, AND HAVE ON SALE, New Red and White CLOVER- SEED, Alicante BARILLA ASHES, Uc. ( s'c. & e. 548) 10( 5, High- street— 13th Feb, 1812. iBROADLEY'S WHOLESALE & RETAIL ENGLISH HAT WAREHOUSE, NO. 10, BRIDGG- STITEET. London Stuff Hats, first and second Quality, Ditto Ladles' White Beavers, in great variety, Ditto Ditto Black, Purple, and Drab Hats, Bon- nets, tjV. Ditto Ditto Straw Bonnets, and Habit H its, Men's Plated Hats, of every description, To be Sold Cheap, for ready Money. N. B. White Beaver Hats, cleaned. | Ml) Belfast, Feb. 18. Auction of One Hundred Logs Hon- duras Mahogany. GILLIES & STOCKDALE, WILL put up to Sal-, on THURSDAY the 20th ' February, it TWELVE o'clock, 100 Logs of B I Y IVOO D, from 20 to 60 inches Diameter. Arrived direft from HOND- JRAI, of si* e and quality so superior, as to he greatly deserving the notice of the Trade. Liberal Credit wiil be given JAMES HYNDMAN, Auctioneer. Belfast, February U. 535 JAMAICA SUGARS. ' IPO BS SOLD BY AUCTION, on MONDAY the I 17th February Inst at WILLIAM SiMM's Office, Chichester- quay, at the hour of ONE o'clock, 78 Hhds. and Tierces of fine and very fine Jamaica Scale Sugars. To be put up in convenient Lots.— Terms at Sale. 516) Belfast, February,*. BY AUCTION. BUENOS AT RES HIDES. AFEW HUNDRED HIDES, just landed, will be posi- tively Sold by Ati& ion, on FRIDAY nert. the 21 st inst. at ONE o'clock, at the Stores of Messrs. GEORGE LANGTRY & CO. Belfast. To be sold in Lots agreeable to the Purchasers.— Pay- ment, approved Bills at Four Months. FRANCIS BENNETT & SON. COLHRAIN, February 14 ( 363 NEW AMERICAN POT ASHES. GEORGE LANGTRY & CO. ! F " TAVE just received, direift from NEW- YORK, per the Id Ship Protcdion, 150 Barrels, of first Quality, inJim or- der, and of the latest Manufacture, Which they will sell on reasonable terms. 422) Belfast, January 34. ARCHIBALD & DANIEL M'DONNELL and SUPERFINE CLOTHS, & c. JOHN REA FT AS received, per the Fanny, from LIVER HOL, an AD- D D1TIONAL SUPPLY, consisting of SUPERIOR lilacks, Blues, Regency, Brown, § Olives, Black, Drab, and Grey Cassimers, Chosen by his friend in LONDON, which with a GEN FT RAL AFRSOR TMENT of WOOL L EN- D R A P F. llY, And the BEST TRIMMINGS, he offers for Sale, at Low Prices, for Cash, or Early Payments only. 500) • 28, High- street— Belfast, fob. 4. ROBT. GETTY & JAS. LUKE \ RE now Landing, ex the NELSON, from CORK, 100 Puncheons Cot k IVhiskey; Which they offer for ^ ale, with the following, viz :—• New Orleans and Upland Georgia COTTON, New- Tori POT ASHES, Bleachers' SMALTS. ( 3f! 9 NEW TEAS, CLOVER- SEED, See. JAMES GARDNER HAS this D » V received, per the DONIOALL, from LONDON; and has on Sale 55 Chests tffrli rttehrmmni CONGO U TEA, 20 Sacks New Red CLOVER SEED, 1 Chest CASE A LIGNEA. He will in a few days be regularly supplied with GROUND OGWOOD, and FUSTIC, of best quality, fresh from his [ Mill. 562) NEWRY MARKETS, FEBRUARY 14. d. 6 y per barrel of 20st. 81 ^ per stone of 14lb. 6 } per cwt. of 112lb. 6 ^ per barrel of 16st. 0 " I 0 " Wheat- 56 Oits 1 Oatmeal 22 Barley 26 First Flour 38 Second ditto......... 3t> Third ditto 34 Fourth ditto 24 I'olhrd..... 7 Bran 6 Butter 120 Rwi « ; h Tallow..... 9 Flax Dressed 25 Ditto Undressed IS Barilla ( Sicily)... Ditto ( Alicant) Vot Ashes Iron ( Swedish) . l) o. ( British).... Beef Park Liverpool Coals.. Swansea ditto.... Malting ditto.... Weight of Bread at the Public Bakery this Week. White Loaf, 13d. Sib. 9oa. | Household Loaf, 13^. 4lb. lo* Brown Loaf, 7d. iilbj. 15oz,— Small Bread in proportion. HEMP, TOBACCO, & c, CAMPBELL SWEENY HAS ON SALE, Riga Hemp Leaf Tobacco— Alicantt Barilla j St. Domingo Logwood—- and Sweet Oil. He will be landing in a few days, a Parcel of LUMP I BARILLA, fit for Soap- bo lers' nse, and 10 Pipes LEMON I UICE. ( 448) January 29 • per cwt.* f 1121b. per stone of 16lbs. per cwt. of 112lb « . ^ per ton of 20 cwt. | per cwt. of 1121b. ? per ton. NEWTONBREDA HUNT. AMEETING of the MEMBERS will be held » t M'MULLAN'S Tavern, Beliast, at TWO o'clock 1 on FRIDAY the 21st instant, to settle the Accounts of this year, and transaiSl other business of importance to the Hunt, 549) February 15. 174, North- street— February 1.5. ARE Landing from on bosrd the Aurora, and Dnejralt, from LONDON; arid Jane, fiom LIVERPOOL, Red Clover seed, of fine Qualify— New Mustard-- Patent Shot; AND A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OE Early Pe> if, Bears, Garden and Flower Seeds, 4 WHICH. WW H Scale and Refi- ed Sugart— Fine and Common Congou Teas— Ble rchers' Smalts— Spanish Indigo — While Gin• ger— P- f. net! Saltpetre— Dartjard and Common Gun- powder S^ C. & c. & c. They will dispeae of On reasonable rerms. 5^ 9) Februiry 15. NEW TEAS, CLOVER. SEED, & c. Hfl'dE SUBSCRIBERS are LANDING, per the VE- - it WUS, 204 Chests Teas, assorted, 50 Sacks line new Red Clover- seed, 10 Hogsheads f. ump '' agar, Which will be sold cheap. MARTINS, HARRISON, & CO. Church- lane, January 20. ( 40$ SELLING OFF, AT AND U . DER FT it 8 T COST. GOWAN & KAN! h ive tlw j> t:- a<. dre o< retarding U LvJL their sincere th„. k* ro • « ! r F: ie , d. at. J the Pj'.- iic ^ for the very iberal parron ;' • ' • n- >' li ve n.; . i sine* | their commencement hi the VO. II. LPN BUSINESS, an i L » e£ | leave to acquaint them of their intention ol resi^ uici^ it, -^. d commencing the H h'desak JVine and Spirit Business, : S tn the Old Established Concern, No. 8, ROSEM ', RY- ST. if lately occupied liy Mr. WM NHWSAM, as toco as .- hey HY » » tilair present STOCK of GOODS disposed of, which be- ing purchased within these few months at., very Reduced !| Prices in the be*. Markets in England and Ireland, wid if. j'l found, well worth the notice of tho- e inclined to purchase.— Wholesale Buyers have now ;, n opportunity which may not iI soon offer again, of assorting themselves on terms to their |[ advantage. I 555) Belfast, No. 5, Bridge- strest, Feb. 14. strong BELL & DOBBIN, HAVE FOR SALK, 70 Puncheons Cork and Dublin Whiskey, and we ' l- fttiv ured, 20 Do. Nice Jamaica Rum, 15 Pipes Spanish Rid IVine, of very superior quality arid A few Puncheons Old Antigua Spirit, Which, wi'h eVerv article in the SPIRIT TRADE, will be sold on Reasonable terms. 558) Hercules street, Feb. 14. COTTON WOOL, TENNENT, KNOX, & CO. HAVE FOR SALE, New Orleans, and Bowed Georgia, Virginia LEAF TOBACCO, Best and Second CONGO IE A, AND A FEW PUNCHEONS Strong well- flavoured WHISKEY. 488) Felfast, February 4. CORK WHISKEY. APIER and DUNVILL, are now LANDING, 80 Puncheons, very nice Quality; Which, with every other Article in the SPIRIT TRADE will be disposed of on moderate Terms. 510) February 7. NEW- YORK CARGO. ' IPHE SUBSCRIBER is landing, for S, ile, the CARGO of 1 the Ship TRITON, just arrived from the above port, consisting of the following Goods, viz. 1,142 Hhds. New New- T ri Flaxseed, 212 Barrels first sort Pet Ashes, 10,000 White Oak Barrel Staves, 1,800 1,000 February 4. Hhd. Ditto, — Heading. Apply to THOS. S. FANNING, TOMB'S- QUAV. ( 489 ROBERT TELFAIR, . TUN. HAS received per the Cents, from Liverpool, and MAC OAJtT & NANCT, from Glasgow, 48 Hhds. JAMAICA SCALE SUGARS, Of Very Fine, Fine, and Second Qualities. 28 Hhds. VIRGINIA TOBACCO, A few Serous SPANISH FLORA INDIGO ; And per the L, i » t « TT, from Dublin, 45 Puncheons WHISKEY, Strong and Well• Flavoured, and A few Butts ZANT CURRANTS; Which, in addition to the following, 46 Hhds. Prime Virginia Leaf Tobacco, Richmond InspeBion, Fine and Common Gongou and Hyson Teas, Seotch Mo/ osses, in Hhds. ( sfc. tfc. He will dispose of reasonably. He is always supplied with COMMON ROLL, CANE, and PIGTAIL TOBACCO, GRASS- CUT, SUCCARDS, md SNUFF, of his own Manufaaure. 889) January 16. " SPRING SHIP FOR NEW- YORK. THE AMERICAN SHIP PROTECTION, HENRY BEARNS, MASTE » , ( A regular trader.) Now in ths Harbour, having just arrived after a passage of 25 days, and will sail ag* in for the above port first ( air wind after 24th As only a few Passengers can be taken, immediate appli- cation will be neccssary to GEORGE LANGTRY & CO. Belfast, January 24. ( 421 Those who may have Orders from America, to be received « n board, are requested to apply immediately. ROBERT MATTHEWS, BOOT- MAKER* 10, CASTLS- STKS ST, BELFAST, TTT> ETUHNS his most sincere Thanks to his numerous ! V Customers, for the liberal support he has been favoured with since his commencement. Havine lately received irom London, a quantity of the best Materials, any Orders left at his Shop, wi 1 be neatly and expeditiously performed He has also on hands, a large Assortment of the most fashion- able JOCKEY and HKSSIAN BOOTS, Gentlemen's SHOES, & c. & c. which will be fosnd, on inspection, of a Superior Quality. His Business will continue to be conduced vfitS care j and he requests those who are In ebted to him, will pay their Accounts to his Brother, RICHARD MAT i HE WS, whom he has empowered to receive the same. 442) Belfast, February 11. fVoollen- Drapery Establishment, OF THIRTY- elfiH r TEARS 1TAND1NO, TTN a good Mnrket Town, in the neighbourhood. oF liel- £ fist — 1 nlmediate possession can be g'ven of tiie Shop, and the 3o » ds at a » n , ind twelve Months Credit If not di « r> > sed of immediately, an A$ S13TAN £ or sn APPRENTICE will be taken. • Afplifcatioo, by Letter, paup « i4, at the Car otitic- OJjUt, will be attended to. 560) February 1J. MOST DESIRABLE SITUATION. To be Let, ahdittenediair Possession tltsen, or tie Interest in ite Lease Sdd, - wberc f 44 Tears are unexpired from May latt, ' ipHAT Large and Commodious DW>; t. INO- HOUSR, ! No. CsKom- house- qiiay, in ci » ap( e:>' rep ir. nd fit for the reception of a Genteel Family. Its itustion and cOiiveni£ nc: i# s aie foo weil known to req iire comment. Apply to the Subscriber, THO M A S E KENH E A D. Be I fast, February S. ( 4 In the Matter of 1 ' IpO be S THOMAS MO I) ROW. ? I TION, —— a- • — * nest, 19th in SOLD by AUC- on THURSDAY inst It No. S5, Ann » stree-, at ELEVEN o'Cl- rk a vanery of GROG PRIES, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, SHOP FIX I'UREd, its. & c & c And at THREE o'clock an said day wiil be SoM, thff LEASE of that SHOP, No. S5, Ann- street ;. ther- a; e years of the Lease unexpired from May last, at the y ari » Rent oi £ Vl, It. 3<£ It would answer any Person beginning the GROCERY or SPIRIT BUSINESS, having every nece^ ry « ceo: r, mo- dation.— Terrfts at Sale. W. MACFARLAN, AucVoiiei- r. Belfast, Febfusry 14. ( 561 t of rHE. SUBSCRISERS, Passengers in the Ship Trit. t, t, NEW- YOIIK, request Ciptain Sj- nn ro rheir sincere Thanks, for h s polite auo friendly attention t ( heir comfort and accommodation during ih « P. iss.-.- e, - 1 woijid wi « h it same time, to express to h in their high of his skill and vigilance ia nw>- uing the V .-.!. February 3,1812. JOHN GRIEVEs THOMAS Si FANNING. 4 « 7) WILLIAM CAMPBELL, 3U3I-' AN APPRENTICE WANTED [ lo the WOOl. LEN and HABERDASHl RY NESS, hy THOMAS V. RICHARDSON. DON( 3AN? 1ON, Feb. 10. NTED of AN APPRENTICE W J O the ( INF. N BUSINESS.-^- Apply it the Offi * th: s Paper ; i: hy Letter, post- p- id. WHEAT AND OATS FOR SALEs 1 ' ONS of the former, and ONE HUNDRED OU L Tons of the latter, b » th of Prime Quality,- which will be Sold either Raw or Kiln- dried. Approved Bills, at a long date, will be taken in pay- ment.— Apply to 1 ' C. WOODHOUSE. PO » TADOWN, February 12. ( 557 The Public are respectfully inforrn- ed, rhat the following « -,! » , « • REGULAR TRADERS Izzz WW sail for their r- sfeSive Forts,-''" FOR NEW- YORK, THE STOUT AMERICAN BRIO MAR Y, FRANCIS BOGGS, MASTIB, ( Burthen 805 Tons), Will be ready to sail from PORTRUSH on the 10th Match nut. For passage, apply to the CAPTAIN ( who gam to much salisfatlion to the Passengers when be commanded the Ship IVeet- Pointji or to the . SUBSCRIBER, who goes out in the Vessel, and who will have a plentiful supply of good Provisions and Water on board, and see every possible accommodation given to the Passengers. GEO. HAZELTON. COLEBAIN, February 17, 1812. ( 551 xvitb ibt fret fair IVinA after tit dates mentioned : FOR LONDON, The Armed Brig ENDEAVOUR, FITZSIMONS, In a few days. The Armed Brig AURORA, HUGHES 14 days after FOR LIVERPOOL, The MINERVA COURTENAY 2 « d February. The COMMERCE, BISHOP Eight days after, FOR BRISTOL, The SWIFT, Neel In a few days. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The COMMERCE, BISUOP 15th February. The CERES, SAVAGE Eight days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The Armed Biig GEORGE, CAUOCEI... 10th February The Armed Brig LAGAN, HONBINE_.... 14 days a'ter t For Freight, in l. ondon, apply to Messrs. ALEXANDEP. and WILLIAM OGILBY, Abchurc'n- Yard. Gentlemen who have l inens to forward, will please send them to GEORGE LANGTRY I& A few Stow wanted « i Apprentices ta tie See. A Fee w ; i be requir, d. 4* C 1. APPRENTICE WANTED. L AD of Genteel Connexions, vantl'd ., « an Ap prentice to the GROCERY BU In Pelf., st. Application to Mr. S. TUCKbR, CbBONiCkB OvtICB j if by Letter, ( post paid). 456) Belfast, January 29. A FOR GLASGOW, THE HAWK, M'CORMI. K, MASTER, ( A constant Ttader), Now Loading, to sail in a few dajs. FOR DUBLIN. The DISPATCH, JAMISON In a few days, For Freight, apply to GEO. MONTGOMERY. The BEP, RAFSKIN, at Dublin) and the M- SRGARET & NASCt, GALBRAITH, at Glasgow, ate loadi ic for Belfast. ( 517) Bcifost, f. bruary 7 The Public are respectfully . hform- evl, that it is intended the following y N. E. TRADERS gat Stall sail at the under menlioned flriods Jg^ j^ j. FOR LONDON, The armed brig VENUS, PENDLE ro:<... js. S « d February. 15* These Vessels being armed and completely well found, Insurance by them will consequently be effected on the most reasonable terms. FOR LIVERPOOL, The JANE, Busflv First fair wind. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The KELLY, M'ILWAIN 10th February. The NEPTUNE, DAVIDSON..,, Seven day after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The Armed Brig LEVANT, M'Kiuiim... First fair wind l'he Armed SrigST. PATRICK, CAMPBELL, 14 days after. For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs. WM, & JOHN WHARTON, Nicholas' Lan « ; or, in Belfast, to R. GREENLAW, Agent, Who will receive an ! forward LINEJJ CLOTH and other MERCHANDIZE with care and dispatch. A lew Stout Lads wanted as APPRENTICES to the rt- whom liW » l Knmira^ frmpn't wrll be^ iven FOR NEW- YORK, The American Barque EDWARD, G. R. DOWDALL, MASTER, Burthen '. 50 Tons, Will he ready for Sea on the 1st of March, and will sail first fair wind after. She is Five Feet Eight Inches between Dechs, and Eight or Ten Cabin Passengers could be Com- fortably accommodated. Any Passengers wishing to embrace this opportunity, will please make immediate aj plicatio. i ro the CAPTAIN, at Warrenpoint, or to JOHN St HUGH BOYD. NEWBT, February 6, 1812. ( 522 FOR NEWCASTLE & PHILA- DELPHIA, I^ LU'^ K'S. TUB IMT STOUT AMERICAN SHIP WkfT ELIZA, ( iafess. Ka^ SSi Burtt> en 600 I nns, Will be clear to sail for the nhuTt Poits 5t. n Mr; h next. The ELIiZiA is very high and roomy between Ui. cks, sails fa3t, and has every suitable accoflimodatir:; for the comfort of Pai « en « ers. Those who w'tli to av 11 them- selvel of this favourable opportunity, will plea. > pp y i'n- mediately to Captain M CORKE1. L, at Mrs. M'Cotr. Er's, Ship- Qu^ y; Mr WM. OALLAGHER, Queen st. e^ r ( whol goes out in said Vessel;) or, to the iubsc. ioer, who pi-', c* himself to put on Board, as usual, an abumlaM supply of the best Provisions and Water for the Vo).: ge. WMI M'CORKELL. DtRRf, February 4,1812. ( a S fSSSm^ FOR NEW- YORK, ** « riNE PoR. TUNATTT AMERICAN SHIP IVEST- POINT, Burthen 600 Tons, THOMAS HOLDER, MASTER, Just arrived from the above Port, and will saif hence on th# 10th of ( Vlarcb 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 '. he 1 est Provi- sions and Water for the Voyage N. E. To prevent disappointments similar to those of last Voyage, such Passengiis as have 1 een agreed for, in Ame- rica, are requested to give iu their Names forthwith, as r. o application will be attended to after the Sliip's regu'. ir num. \ ber be engaged. . WM. M'CORKELL. UtRK?, January 25, 1SS12. (£ 21 For the Information of sveh Persons as intend going to AMERICA this Season. nr'HE fine new American Ship MASSA- X SOIT, is daily expedled to arrive in W^^ LP this Port, and will proceed for NEW YORK, a" convenient dispatch, with such PAS- StNOERS as may offer— Her arrival, and other particulars, will be given in a future Advertisement. LAWFORD, TRONSON, & CO. 104) fctwir, Febrmry S FOR NEW- YORK, To sail about tie first of Marti, TBI RILSR F AST- SAILINO, COPPER- BOTTOMB* American Ship TRITON, ife- ssfe D SHERRY, MASTER, Considered in every resp. dl, one of the finest Vessels be- longing to the port of New- York, from whence she has jus; arrived in 24 Days, and having been built for the Liveipoo! trade, in Which fast- sailing and the accommodation of Pw- Sengets are principally studied, she wili be found eqml Jn every respe& to any American Ves- el which has ever bee « at this port. i- For Passage, apply to the CAPTAIN, al MT. FITZSJMMUNS, Waring- street; or to ROBT. & JOHN LUKE, York- street, February / ' SS'i' ( J M U M W A l CM 110 NICLE PpETR 3Y. RENTTMF. NTS OF THE DEAD TO THE MVING. [ Py Jesrm BI. ICKP. T.] Ye flutt'ring gay, ye thoughtless proud, Who tread this ball, A bloodiest corpse now calls aloud; Then mark its call! Mark it all you, who careless run This life away; Whe, basking in your rising sun, Consume thi day : Know that your lives are but a sleep, By dreams opprrss'd; And those, who stay behind to weep, Will soon find rest. My spirit's fled with early flight Above the sky. To dwell in realms of end'e « s bg^ t, With God on high ! My troubled Sours that here roll'd by, Were scarce a breath ; For those who creep, and those who fly, Must rest in death. Then what's this giddy round of dust, On which we tread ? What ? but a spacious field in trust, For all the dead ! And, what are you, who, on this ball. Draw your harsh breath ! The rich, the poor, the mighty, all Are dusty death I ji ti, EDITOR tf the BELFAST CHRONICLE. It has this sometime past struck my mind very forcibly how much the excellent laws of the land are subverted, even by those vety persons who are authorised and appointed to guard, pro- teCl, and administer them. Many and many are the means which have been resorted to by the Government to prevent illicit distillation, but all have been ineffectual. It may be asked why ? JIQW is this query to be answered ? I shall do so by starting a few questions. How can people who are entrusted with commissions of the peace— how, I ask, can they, consistent with their solemn obligations, encourage and countenance a system in direfl opposition to the law, the express law of the land; that very law of which they are guar- dians ; I say, encourage and countenance, either by purchasing whiskey themselves, which they well Inow to be tmiawful, and opening their doors, per- Jiaf s at trnidni^ lit, to admit those unlawful guests; or wirjing at, and overlooking those who do so. The very manner in which the business is carried on, proves, clearly proves their gtiib : the appointed signal is ruade— ihe door flies open, and the un- lawful liquid, or the " wolf in sheep's clo. ithing," is hurried into some dark corner. I am greatly afraid icme of ' hem cannot deny this— however, they are themselves the best judges ; my acquaint- ance is not very extensive, yet I may safely af- firm, I know seven or eight of this description : it. if TV^ wfrJ and a lamentable consideration. Again, " tftw can persons who have swoin true allegiance if the King and Constitution— who have sworn maintain the laws and constitution of this rtajai— I ark, can such persons, in defiance of this, their solemn oath and obligation, encourage and sanction this unlawful traffic ? 1 know many persons who have taken this oath, vet, T understand, they assist to conceal this aqua fortis, this bRcit potieen ; or may- be they purchase it themselves. Now, Mt. Editor, should these things be so? But it might happen some of your Readers are beginning to grumble, and say that I am some democrat who wishes to disturb the minds ol the people ; you may rest assured, Mr. Editor, I do not write on this principle, but that those persons vvho are guilty, or who have been guilty ot what I have hare set forth, misiht be convinced of their rjiscondudl, and pull in their horns for the time to i< in '; let them consider what I have here pre- sented, and judge whether it be true or false— I place it at the public tribunal. Your humble servant, ^ OBSERVER. MR. € rA rTA>' » THE SFBSTANCE OF i. onn MORPETH'S MR. GRATTAN'S 8PEFOH, MOTION, IN THE HOUSE COMMON'S, ON TUESDAY, 4- TH / EBIiUARY, 1812. Mr. GRATTAN— He had desired to have the Motion read, inasmuch as he thought that the reading was the best answer to the commenc- ing part of the Right Hon. Gentleman's ( Mr. W. Poie) objection. The Right Hon. Gentle- man had complained that it was an extraordinary, • n unwarrantable, and an uncandid Motion.— A proposition to inquire into the State of Ireland he deemed worthy of such a censure as if it was not very just, very parliamentary, and sometimes very necessary to appoint Committees to inquire into the State of the Nation. If more Committees of that sort had obtained, the condition of the Na- tion would have been more prosperous— that such a Committee, with regard to Ireland, was more necessary because Ireland was a distinct Nation, of whom you had said much, and inquired little ; her People, their dispositions, their condition, and their grievances, had not sufficiently occupied your attention, nor had they been sufficiently made a subject of your inquiry— witness the va- rious speeches in this House with regard to them, i and the monstrous errors by which those speeches were distinguished— that the Right Hon. Gen- tleman had further objected to the Motion, be- cause, as he said, it contained a reflection on the Judges. A Motion to inquire into the State of the Nation does not, ex vi termini, import an accu- sation of the Judges, but if the conduct of the Judges became a public grievance, that conduct, or more properly that misconduct, must, to sttch a Committee, become a mattet of animadversion possessed of the most decided sentiments in fa- j] vour of the franchises of the Catholics— he was jj his most early and intimate friend, a man of a \ sound understanding, and the best heart in the wo Id ; but it does not follow, because I respected : the Judges of the Court of King's Bstnch, that 1 ; should not vote for a Motion to go into the State I of the Nation, as if such a Motion did of itself f import their criminality, or as if we ought not to j inquire into the conduct of Judges, supposing the fact to be that their decisions had been errone- ous— it was not, as had been asserted by the Right Hon. Gentleman, the peculiar province of the House of Lords to take notice of the pro- ceedings of the Judges; it was the province of both Houses of Parliament, and the duty of the House of Commons not only to inquire into their proceedings, hut, in the event of their miscon- duct, to address his Majesty for their removal— That if the Motion of the Noble Lord imported that, it was still constitutional, but that his Mo- tion imposed no such thing. Having thus an- > wered the objections of the Right Hon. Gentle- man to the comprehension of the Motion, he beg ged leave to observe on his defence of the Irish Administration— the Right Hon. Gentleman had said " that in point « f law they were right, and that even if they should be found to be wrong in point of law, they were justifiable notwithstand- ing."— He had not thought proper to go into the point of law, and in that respect I shall follow his example— it is not necessary for me to give any opinion on the legality of the point which belongs to the profession, because even if the Delegates were mistaken in the law, the Right Hon. Gen- tleman has furnished their apology ; he has said, that should the Government prove to have mis conceived the law, they have acted under the authority of their lawyers; to which I beg leave to add, that should Lord Fingall have mistaken the law, he has acted under the authority of his lawyers. " I am willing to give every credit to the Con- stitutional Advisers of the Crown— nobody ad- mires more the abilities and the splendour of the Irish Attorney and Solicitor- General— I have aCt- eCi with them in politics, and know their virtue, but yet I cannot withhold my tribute of praise and confidence to the Counsel on the other side, and to their political virtue and professional abili- ty— if then the advice of Counsel is to be an ex- cuse for the State, so let it be for the Delegate— still less are you to say with the Right Hon. Gen- tleman that the Delegates have not bnly mistaken the law, but that on account of such a mistake the whole body ot the Catholics is to remain in per- petual disability.— When Lord Fingall refused the Government to decline the Chair, he was pro- bably influenced by this sentiment, that, being ad- vised by his Counsel that the law was on his side, he could not abandon his brethren— you will fur- ther consider, before you adopt such an idea as would rejefi the claims of the Catholic Body nqw, on account of the conduct of certain individuals among them, what has been the example which the Protestants have afforded and which the Ca- tholics themselves have been not only suffered to adopt, but have been, in a very signal manner, by the Minisiers of the Crown, encouraged and re- warded'— I allude to the numerous Conventions which have, at drfRrent times, taken place in Ire- land. The Protestant Convention, at Dungan- non, in 178' i, which was followed by a Parlia- mentary claim of right, several Protestant Con- ventions that came after ; the Catholic Convention of 1793, of which the Delegates were received at Court, their Petitions presented to his Majesty, and by him recommended to the two Houses of Parliament, and attended by an acquiescence in their claims— it was extremely natural for the Ca- tholics to look to such a mode of redress now, provided it could be done legally; being instructed by their Counsel, ( which, according to the Right Hon. Gentleman, is a sufficient apology), that such a step was legal, they naturally itsorted to it. It is not necessary for me to say how far, in so doing, the Delegates were legal or justifiable, but it is sufficient for me to say, nothing in their proceeding can justify the denunciation of the other side, that the incapacities of the whole Ca- tholic Body should be prolonged— that it was not his business to give an opinion on the conduCt of the Catholic Committee, which is now before ihe Court, and must be decided by Ju'ies— they had b « . Mi acquitted by one Jury, and convicted by an- other— that, future Juries must decide— but he would not hesitate to pronounce one verdict on this question, namely, that we are guilty of all the violence we charge on that Body— we have de- prived three- fourths of the People of Ireland of their civil and political qualifications, and now you are angry because they have spirit enough to tell you so. " With respeCt to the Aft in question, give me leave to say a little. I gave it my decided oppo- sition— I did so because it went to deprive the peo- ple of an effectual representative Convention— it declares and cnafts that all representative Conven- tions, assembled for the purpose of procuring an alteration of matters established in Chutch or State, are unlawful assemblies. You will observe, the crime consists not in Delegation, but in that species of Delegation that amounts to Represen- tation— so that it is not mere Delegation alone, but that species of Delegation which is accompa- nied with that confidence and power that consti- tutes Repiesentation. The Bill in general con- tains a reflection upon the pait measures of Ireland in obtaining her rights and privileges, an4 itflec- tions on the brightest passages of her history; those rights the Bill could not take back— it re- flects upon the mode of acquiring them. There certainly had been too many Conventions in Ire- land— pei haps more might have been at that time preje& ed ; it was in consequence of that the Bill took place—- ft Bill unnecessary on that account, because such future Convention might have been left to the Law of the Land— a Bill whose decla- ration questions the legality of the Revolution, and the bright consequences that followed that great measure— a Bill whose clauses, whether you con- sider the word pretence, or the proviso, ( that saves the Right to Petition,) seem framed equally to perplex the Government and the People. He i begged to observe upon this part of the subject. —- with regard to the Court of King's Bench, in Inland, he respected it— Mr. Justice Downes, | l that to the interposition of Conventions we " owe vho had been a subject of debate, was a man of j. our liberty, and to ihefir infrcquency, its tranquil f; rejt integrity and K uowledge— Mr. Justice Day, preservation— it was a power he wished the People, uni'ther Judge in that Court, was know n to be i should retain, and seldom exercise. With regard to the general question of disabilities, he saw no reason to abate his conviction, for any thing that had been introduced in the Debate. " The learned Civilian [$ ir J. Nichol] had pro- duced his obje& ions— but his objections, like those that had been made on former Debates, carried with them no conviction— that he had taiked much of the right to impose incapacities—' hat what- ever right this Parliament had over Ireland arose from the Union— and that the great inducement, by which the Union was obtained, was the removal of those incapacities, and therefore yott are in honotir obliged to remove those incapacities— that he had no hesitation to say, that Parliament had no right to disqualify the People of Ireland on ac- count of their religion ; that religion was the du- ty which they owed to God, independent of vou or any human establishment. The Learned Ci- vilian had said, that, by the Constitution, this was, and must be, a Protestant House of Com- mons— that he differed from the Learned Civilian toto Cdto. Before the 30th of Charles II. Catho- lics sat in Parliament; there is no law or oath of religious uniformity affeCting either House of Par- i liament ; the oath you take does not swear you to any religion— a Deist may take it— an Athiest may take it-— Lucifer might take it— ho; a Catho. lie cannot and you have made an oath to exclude him, because you consider his religion an evidence of treason, that is, of his connexion with a party whose politics would overturn the succession to the Crown. You have acq'iitted the Catholics of that charge— your resolurioirs of thanks are nothing less. It remains, then, to appeal the law of Dis- abilities, which had no other foundation, except that supposition of treason and disaffection— The Learned Civilian went on to say, that he would postpone the removal of those qualifications until the Irish peasant became more civilized. Nobody lamented more than he did the sad consequences of the English Statutes, that took from lrelapd her Trade, as well as her Constitution— but he should do injustice to England and to Ireland, to say, that those aCts of power had left the ' peasan- try of Ireland barbarous; certainly, if the Irish peasant is poor, or in any degree barbarous, you are the cause ; therefore when Gentlemen reflect upon the people of Ireland, they accuse England, and the cruel policy of their own country. " But the Learned Civilian has aggravated the |; misconduct of England towards Ireland, when j he said the Irish peasantry were barbarous^ They are an affectionate and a faithful race of men; they are, besides, his Constituents; and now, by Law, part oflthe Commons of the Empire. The Learn- ed Civilian has said, that the Catholics have not been conciliated by concession. The Learned Civilian has received to that observation, from a Right Hon. Gentleman, an answer, brilliant and profound. Give me leave to add " two facts, which will go to refute the Learned Civilian's objec- tions. The repeal of some pf the Catholic disa- bilities, in 1793, was not followed up by a mild- ness on the part of Administration ; on the con- trary, as the law relaxed, the Irish Ministers be- e- one more hostile: see at that time, the Publica- tions of Government, and its proceedings. The Constitution was less hostile, and the Irish Mi- nister more so. Another Jjct I beg leave to ob- serve, in answer to the Le';* rr. ed Civilian's objec- tions, that before t! ie. re^ 4L, r_ u had no Irish Ca tholje in your service; and since the repeal, they have swarmed into your ranks, so that the strength of your Empire increased as your penalties di- minished. The Learned Civilian has gone on to suppose a case where the King, the Court, and the two Houses of Parliament, were Catholics, and he asks, what should we then do ? I answer, I can- not say ; but let me suppose a case less supported by fancy, but more within the range of possibili- ty. Let me suppose a Frency army landed in Ireland, what would the Catholics do ? I say, fight the French. Most certainly, it is their in- teiest a » d duty to do so; but if they should not, you are the caus - of it; and those Ministers who continue to impose disqualifications on three- fourths of the People of Ireland. Let one sup- pose Ministers impcached on such an event for the loss of . Ireland, this would be their defence. We hated the abomination of the Mass— we trem- bled at the Eucharist, and we were afraid ot the Pope, and the Virgin Mary. If these terrors would not be sufficient to acquit the Ministers, they ought not to be sufficient to convict the People. " A N° ble Lord has objected to the mode of proceeding in the Catholic business because we began by moving for a Committee. Give me leave to observe, it is the usual way ol proceed- ing, in th 1 matters that reguard Commerce, Con- stitution, or Religion. In Ireland, the commer- cial propositions began in a Committee; in Eng- land, the fin. nl adjustment with Ireland, b gan in a Committee. The claim of right was re ferred to the two Houses of Parliament— they re- solved themselves into a Committee, to take the subject into considera: ion— referred to that Com- mittee the Irish claim of r? J>? ft, and resolved, up- on consideration thereof, that the English Act, claiming a right to bind Ireland, should be re- pealed. The Right Honourable Gentleman has _ called for some condition from the Catholic I Body, as a further security for the Church ; but | I beg leave to observe to the Right Honourable { Gentleman, that he has no right to make any | such demand ; because he is an enemy to the re- ' peal of the disqualifying Afls, conditionally, or j unconditionally ; and when he makes a demand, j only requires new matter for objeeCtion. But this 1 I will say, in answer to that Gentleman, that I ' conceive there is no impediment to prevent us j from repealing the disabling Code, with security j tor Church and State, save only the opposition of | his Majesty's Ministers. When Gentlemen a'k j for further security for the Church, they do not express what security would satisfy them ; but, in- I deed, they rather seem to suggest that there is no j practicable security that would content them. Now, 1 give me leave to suggest, there is one security, ! which I believe to be indispensible. I beg to ei- I plain what this security is:— The Church estab- ! lished by law, in Ireland, is the Church of Eng- j land ; bat the Established Chuich, for the most • part, in justice, should be of the religion of the People. The Establishment of the Church is not j made for the King, nor for the Lords and Ladies ot the C » urt; ic is madt for the People*; so it is in Scotland ; in Ireland it is otherwise. You have . established your own Church in iteland, and have made the People pay it; but you go farther— you disqualify three- fourths of Ireland for that Church; th,- Church of another country. Such is your ar- gument; the better to secure the Church, y- u disqualify the People; but if vou wish to secure that Church, repeal the disability ; till then your Church is established in injustice, and you create i a question between the establi hment of the Church ]' on the one side,, and the privileges of the People on the other. Tbise privileges are the security of your Church, and those disabilities, its danger. I am the more convinced of the truth of this, and ; of the necessity of removing the disabilities tliat ! affeCt the People nf Ireland, when I beheld the progress of their disquietude. " Ever since the policy of Europe, with regard to 1 religion, had changed, and the Emperor of Ger j many repealed the laws that were penal on the | Protestants, the Irish Penal Code became a sub- | ji- Ct of discussion, and ever since 92, a subject of j disquietude— for instance, in the year 1792, when ' the Catholic Petition was rejected : in 93, when the ! Petition was received, and the hostility of the Irish | Government rendered acquiescence unsatisfactory: ! in 9.5, when leave to bring in a Bill of Repeal was refused: in 1805, when their Petition was pre- sented, and a Committee was refused: in 1808, when their Petition was presented, and a Com- mittee was refused: in 1810, when their Petition was presented, and a Committee refused: in 1811, when their Petition was presented, and a Com- mittee refused ; and now is added to disqualifica- tion a litigation with three- fourths of his Majesty's subjefls, about their dearest privileges. You go to war with America— yon have gone to law with Ireland— the Catholics resort to a new mode of Petitioning— the Government consider that mode to be unlawful— the Government issue ten infor- mations against the Delegates— the Delegates persist— are arrested, and bring three notices of aCti. ns against the Magistrates, and five against the Chief Justice— the Printers publish the pro- ceedings of the Court and the Catholics— the Court issue six attachments against the Printers— these twenty- three suits are supported by an elo- quent bar of great legal ability, and splendid powers ef elocution— those eloquent men must, as in duty bound, m irk the errois and point on the misconduct of the one side, as well as on the other — the rudimental principles of Government are put in a course of discussion, and the whole ma- ch ine examined from centre to circumference.—— Whatever has been committed in history on either side, the conduct of Parliament, and the Rights of the People, must of necessity form the subject of their eloquence— animated by two auxiliary spirit- stirring subjects, the Freedom of Person and the Liberty of the Press. " Wait say Gentlemen, for the discussion of three and- twenty suits, and the return of public repose. Unfortunately for that repose it happens thar the law in question, seems formed and calculated for renovated litigation. The best lawyers differ— eagle against eagle— long robe against long robe — verdict against verdift— now a defeat of the Government— now a defeat of the People. The Convention Act says, for instance, all Represen- tative Bodies, met under pretence of petitioning for the alteration of matters established in Church and State, are unlawful; " under pretence," says one side, means under pretence no, says the other side, " under pretence" means " under no pretence, but for the purpose ;" and they quote with grea* plausibility the authority of Statutes Again, there is a proviso which saves the Right of Petition from the operation of the Bill. Yes, says one side ; but before the Bill, you had no Right to Petition, by Representation ; you Legis- late by Representation, and Petition in Person. Aye, ; ays the others, but you might have prepar- ed a Petition by Representation, though you could not have signed it. Again, a question arises ; What is Representation ? The Bill males Repre- sentation the soul of the offence, and leaves you to guess what that Representation may be.— Whether Delegation in itself means Representa- tion, or what species of Delegation imports Re- presentation, or what quantity of power and of confidence must be given in order to constitute that crime. This is bad for the public repose ; but this is not the worst; it is much worse, that the evil arises not from temporary causes, nor from any bigotry in the Lord Lieutenant, or his Secre- tary. The dcfence made for these Gentlemen is a deci- ive argument for the Repeai of the disabling code.— These Gentlemen, it is said, came to the Country with enmity to the Roman Catholics. Admit it, it is the disqualifying law— the evil arises from the law— the law has disqualified three- fourths of your People, and you must Repeal the Law to remove their disquiet— you have stopped the circulation in the Political Body, and she falls into convulsions— I venture to affirm, that as long as those restrictions remain, no Administration, Whig or Tory, can govern Ireland with repose to itself, or satisfaction to the community. It will be as alternate viflory of a Protestant Govern- ment, or a Catholic People j I am against such viflories: I would not enfeeble the Government, or break the spirit of the people ; I do not desire the triumph of one seCt over the other, but the triumph of both over their common prejudices— and in the triumph of both you w ill find the con- solidation of your People, and the strength of your Empire— a tranquil People, and a combined Em- pire. I think I have shewn you that, hitherto, the People of Ireland have been discontented under the Penal Code ; What will they be now ? A new question arises, not whether the Catholics of Ire- land shall be under a temporary disqualification, in consequence of a temporary bar, but whether they shall be disqualified for ever ? You will have this Session to pronounce the doom of the Roman Catholics, whether their lot in the British Empire is to be eternal disqualification. Sir, you cannot impose it— the very sound is horrible. What 1 take away the Irbh Parliament and then exclude the Irish from your own I— What I use the pros- peel of admission into this Parliament at an in- ducement to procure the abolition of their Na- tional Parliament, and then make their exclusion from the English Parliament eternal I You take the Government of their country— you takeaway the Parliament of their country— you take away their Church— you establish your own— yoj n ake them pay ' hat establishment, and then disqualify therti ! This People, with their fellow subjects, pay yon in rentall two millions— they pay you in cuainierce al the current price, near ten ntilliwua— the pay you revenue six millions— they bleed for you in everv quarter of the globe ; and you pro- pose to disqualify them fpr ever!— Y'), u cannot do i — your good sensed and your g - od feelings for bid it— the feelings of your countrymen for- bid it— It is an interdict horrible, unnatural, im- possible, That yoi'i may in your present d facul- ties, triumph, is the sincere wish of my. heart- but as Ireland must be one great instrument ot your success, so must she be a part . ker of your advantages— she shares your dangers— shs must share your privileges. MISCELLANEOUS, MISS TILNEY LONG & MR. WELLESLBY POI. E. The long talked of union between these distin- guished persons has not yet taken place ; notwirh. standing that the performance of the ceremony wss some weeks since formally annonnced in several of the newspapers, from one of which it was copied into this Piper. Since that the insertion of tha Prince Regent's licence in the London Gazette, permitting the Gentleman to mix the Lady's name with his own, on the completion of the intended marriage, was considered adequate to a formal publication of the banns; and it was concluded that the business would proceed without further delay. The lapse of some further time was ac- counted for by the absence, and immediately ex- pected arrival of Mr. Wellesiey Pole, the elder, to attend his Parliamentary duty ; and, although it did not appear absolutely necessary that the biide- groom should be attended by his father, such a mark of filial respeCt was satisfactory to all w ho heard it. But Mr. Pole, the eld » r, having been now a considerable time in England, and nothing farther having been done, rumour has within these: few days been extremely busy, in declaring that the affair is entirely off. Various causes are as- signed for the s « pposad breaking off, uf which the most current, though it is, we are satisfied, un- true in every part, is, that a considerable sum of money, advanced on the part of the Lady- for thj purpose of preventing the disturbance of the « !(>. mestic felicity of the approaching union, by sup- plying a female who was disposed to trouble it, with the means of keeping up the Ce. rniva! else- where, had been appropriated to a different pur- - pose, and ihat she discovery of the mis- appiic i- tion had paoduced the tesult of stopping the uni- on altogether. We are assured, howe ver, fiom the authority on which we have every reason to rely, that the marriage is still to go on, and that all reports to the contrary, and the grounds alleg. ed in support of them, are altogether without foundation. Still it must be recollaCte l that tian- saftions of ihis nature are those in which it is par- ticularly said that " delays are dangerous;" and we should not be surprised if the Lady's fate should ultimately somewiiat resemble that of an- other rich^ heiress ( Mary of Burgundy), whos? hand was sought by Princes, and who, tho* actu- ally married to a King of France, his Majesty's proxy haying even gone so far as to put one foot into her bed, in token of consummation, became afterwards the wife of an Emperor of Germany. A few evenings since the following dnring at- tempt at robbery was made at the Rev. Mr. 01- dershaw's, at Starstcyi, in Eagland :— As that gentleman's nepNew, Mr. Douglas, was re. idin;; in the library of the door whiclt opeus ' OS? fbe rjp. den, and was not fastened, a man, masked, en- tered the room, and presenting a pistol to Mr. D. demanded the money in a bureau which stood in the room ; Mr. D. replied that the: e was no. ie in it, and that he had but very little in his pocket. The villian immediately seized Mr. D.' s gold watch, which accidentally laid on the table, when Mr. D. very coolly observed, that if'hs- took tba family seals it might lead to a discovery, but the • robber persisting, and still hold ng the pistol in a menacing manner, Mr. 1). instantaneously seized the poker, and rhade a desperate blow at the vil- lian, whose pistol missed fire, and Mr. D. repeat- ed his efforts, which the fellow avoided, and draw, ing a large knife from his side, plunged it at Mr. D.' s body, who luckily drew back far enough to prevent the atrocious intention, but ripped'open his waistcoat and shirt. The servants and Mr. Oldershaw being now alarmed, the man fled, but was so closely pursued as to drop Mr. D.' s w. itcli in the garden. Last week, a ewe, the property of Mr. John Cryer, in the parish of Wick, Gloucestershire, produced four remarkably fine lambs: the pre- ceding year, the same number ; and the year be- fore that, she had three ; which weie all support- ed by the bountiful mother. A person residing near Leixlip had his house lately attacked by a party which had, some time before, robbed him in a very bare- faced manner of a quantity of corn, which was taken away up- on cars. Their first depredations had been made with so much impunity, that to their second visit no resistance was apprehended. The master of the house, however, had a party of armed men ready, and received the robbers with a dicharge of mus- ketry, by which one was shot, upon which the rest of the party immediately took to flight.— Upon examining the dead body, it was found to be the steward of the person whose house had been attacked. A hoax has been played off against a worthy Divine of Plymouth, the circumstances of which are said to be as follows:— A letter was received by the Rev. Gentleman, dated from London, im- porting to be writen by a friend of a Lady of rank, at the point of death, who had been struck with the religious writings of the Divine, and wished much to have him to attend her. It in- closed a check on^ a banker in town for £ 50. Tim Rev. Gentleman set off in a post- chaise, and o, i his arrival in London, drove to the house to which he was directed, but no such person as the writer lived there, nor any where near; he then drove to the banker's, who disowned keeping any ac- count, or knowing the writer. Upon this he sent to the nobleman whose name was on the frank, but his Lordship had no recollection of having franked the letter. The Rev. Gentleman returned to Plymouth minus the expences of his journey. 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