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Belfast Commercial Chronicle


Printer / Publisher: Drummond Anderson 
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Date of Article: 19/02/1812
Printer / Publisher: Drummond Anderson 
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KUMHER 1,096- 1 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 181& [ price 5d. NEWRY. AMERICAN PRODUCE, See. NEWRY, 10th February, 1R12. 500 Hogsheads New- York Flaxseed, 600 7W of Pitch, Yellow Pine and Oak limber, 18 Thousand White OA Barrel Staves, 1.5 Fathoms of Four Feet Lathwood, 50 Hogsheads of Leaf Tobacco, 100 Hhds. Scale Sugar, of Fine fc? Common qualities, 50 Puncheons Whiskey, SO Casks No. 4, and 7, Bleachers' Smalts, 20 7f « r « of Dutch Vinegar, Together with an Extensive Assortment of GROCERIES, FOlt SALE BY 532) RICHARD BRYANS. FLAXSEED Sc STAVES. THE SUBSCRIBERS. ire Landing, from the EDWARD, G. R Down. it. r„ Master, from NRW- YORK, 488 Hogsheads, j FLAXSF. ED, 49 Half Hogsheads, \ 18,000 Barrel Sl'AVES, Which they offer for Sale. JOHN Sc HUGH BOYD. NEW**, February 6, 1812^ _ _ " TO BE SOI. D BY PRIVATE SALE, THAT FARM of LAND in DUNMURRY, formerly occupied by the late THOMAS M'CI. URE, Esq. and his Undertenants, containing 44 Acres, Irish Plantation Mea- gre; held direS under the MARQUIS of DONEGAL!., lor his Lordship's life, and tbe remainder of 61 years from No- vember 1798, subject to the yearly Rent of =£ 19, Is. and to a Life Estate bequeathed by Mr. M'CutKE to his Sisters. It is « t present Let to good Tenants on Leases which will expire in a few years, at a Profit Rent of =£ 116, but which, ori the expiration » f the present Leases, will yield " upwards of =£ 200 per annum.— It is A\ miles distant from Belfast, and three from Lisburn.— A considerable part of the Pur- chase Money may remain at Interest, if required. Written Proposals will be received, and further particu- lars communicated, by Mr. JOSEPH BOYD, 7, Margaret- atreet, Belfast; or by ROBERT MONTGOMERY, Castle- Place, Sept. IS. Attorney at Law. ( 759 If not Sold before FRIDAY, 28th February, ( of which due notice will be given) it will on that day te Sold by Public Cant, at the Donegall- Arms, at ONE v'Clock. HOUSES TO BE LET. THE HOUSE : n Arthur- Street, lately occupied by the Subscriber, as formerly advertised, to be Let, with or without a Fine. Also, a HOUSE in Castle- Place, suitable for a small gen- teel Family. Apply to ROBERT MONTGOMERY, Attorney at Law. Castle- place, Nov. 12^ 1 ( 83 — HOMRA- GLEN HOUSE & FARM. 7-, be Let, or the Interest in tbe Lease S'lJ. ' nr » HE above FARM, situated in the County Down, with- ll ill one mile and a half of Hillsborough, and two of Lisburn; is held at a low Rent, under the MAROUIS of DOWNSIIIRE, for one young life and 12 years: it contains 55 A. 2R. and 7P. English Measure— The House and Of- fices are large and in excellent repair, and the Land is in the very best condition, the greatest part of which was measured and soiled last season. The HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, STOCK, and FARMING UTENSILS, may be had at a valuation, and immediate pos- session gven.— Apply to Major GAYER, the Proprietor; or at the Office of this Paper. 319) Homra Glen House, Jan. 4. ROBERT MATTHEWS, BOOT- MAKER, 10, CASTLE- STRE K T, BELFAST, " T5) ETURNS his most sincere Thanks to his numerous II A; Customers, for the liberal support he has been favoured with since his commencement. Having lately received from London, a quantity of the best Materials, any Orders left at his Shop, will he neatly and expeditiously performed. He has also on hands, a large Assortment, of the most fashion- able JOCKEY and HESSIAN BOOTS, Gentlemen's SHOES, & c. & c. which will be found, on inspection, of a Superior Quality. Hi « Business will continue to he conducted with care ; and he requests those who are Indebted to Him, will pay their Accounts to his Brother, RICH ARD MAT 1 HE WS, whom he has empowered to recave the same. 442) Belfast, February 11. A MEETING . CSL M'MULLAH'S Tavern, Belfast, NEWTON BR EDA' HUNT. of the MEMBERS will be held at at TWO o'Clock, on FRIDAY the 21st instant, to s- ttle the Accounts of this year, and transadt other business of importance to the Hunt. 549) February 15. SUBSCRIBERS, Passengers in the Ship Tritm, from I NEW- YORK, request Captain SHERRY to accept of their siikere Thanks, for h; s polite and friendly attention to their comfort ahd accommodation diiririg the Passage, and would wish at same time, to express to him their high sense of his skill and vigilance in navigating the Vessel. February 3, 1S12. 487) JOHN GRIEVE. THOMAS S. FANNING. WILLIAM CAMPBELL. APPRENTICE WANTED. I, A D of Genteel Connexions, wanted as an Ap- prentice to the GROCERY BUSINESS, in Belfast. Application to Mr. S. TUCKER, CHRONICLE. OFFICE ; if by Letter, ( post paid). 456) Belfast, January 29. A 0LAGUS BERRY, Cook, and CHARLES KERR, Mariner, PromovantS ; Tbe Barb or Vessel catted the PATRIOT, whereof JOHN TEMPLE was late Master, Impu^ nant. BY the Marshal of his Majesty's High Court of Admiralty of Ireland, to be SOLD BY AUCTION, under the Decree of the said Court, obtained in this Cause, on MONDAY the 24th day of February instant, at ONE o'clock in the forenoon, on board the said vessel, where she now lies at the Quay of B-' lfast, the Vessel in this Cause mentioned, with all her RIGGING, TACKLE, APIMREL and FURNITURE, of the burthen ot 142 I ons per Register.— For Inventory and par- ticulars. apply ro PATRICK HAMILTON, Esq. Piomov- ants, ProCior, Anglesea- street; and to HENRY RICHARDSON, DEPUTY MARSHAL. Dated 8th February, 1812. ( 441 COUNTY OF DOWN. FEE SIMPLE ESTATE TO BE SOLI), FREE from all Incumbrances, the Title under an A& of Parliament. The Townlands of LOUGHORN, SHIN, and I. 1SNA- R. EE, containing above 760 Irish Acres, within a Ring Fence, and situated within four miles of Newry. Propos ds may be made for these Townlands together, or for any of them separately, to THOMAS GREER, Newry; ot to GEORGE CROZIER, Duminick- street, Dublin. ( 444 TO BE SOLD, - On or before tie \ 1th of next March, THIRTY ACRES of LAND, in GlenmaquiU, Propor- tion of Vintners, and County of Londonderry, held under the Heirs of the late Right Hon. THOS. CONOI. LY, renewable for ever, at the small Yearly Rent of £ 6,12s Sd.\ half a year's rent to be paid at the fall of each Life, There are Four Houses on the Premises; all the Land out of Lease, with plenty of Fdrbary very convenient, The above Freehold is so web circumstanced, that it needs no com- ment, being situated within a long mile of Magherafelt, four of Maghera, two of Castledawson, and two of Desartmartin. The goodness of the Laud, the nature of the Tenure, and Situation, speak for themselves. For furthe- particulars, application to be made to the Proprietor, ROBERT CLARKE, of Moneymore, who will give every necessary information, as to the Title Deeds, & c 51 j) Mnneymore, Feb. 5. TO BE SOLD. RIT'HAT HOUSE, BLEACH- YARD, and FARM of A LAND, in the Parish of Derryaghy, containing 15A. 2R. 24 P. English Measure, subjeCt only to £ V, 0 annually ; formerly occupied by the late ROBERT DUNCAN, Esq. it is situated within five miles of Belfast anil two of Lisburn ; held by lease under the MARQUIS of HERTFORD for one good Life " nly 15 years of age, and the remainder of 21 years from November, 1800. The Bleach- Green was ca- pable of finishing from 4000 to 5000 Pieces of Linen in the driest season.— For further particulars, apply to EDWARD CURTS1S, of Glenburn, Esq. 21) November 1. COUNTY OF LONDONDERRY. TO SB SOLD, N|" 1HF. Town and Lands of Tobermore, Gortamny, Moy- L asset, Calmore Upper and Lower, Cloan, and Fort- william, situate in the Barony of Loughenshollen. insaid Coun « y, held by few- farm Grant, at the yearly Rent of =£ 14. Pair of the Estate of the Right Honourable Sir GEORGE FITZGERALD HILL, Bart, containing 1111 Acres, or there- abouts, and now held by solvent Tenants at a clear yearly Profit Rent of =£ 780,10... lOd. the greater part out of 1 ease, and that in Lease held on very short Tenures. The Lands are now valued at =£ 1303, 9s. 6d. and if all out of Lease, from the nature of the Soil and the abundance of Limestone, may be valued at 3CJ. per Acre, round. Said Lands will be sold separately or together; and the Purchaser or Purchasers declared as soon as the value shall be offered. Proposals in writing, will be received by MARCUS SAMUEL HILL, Esq, Londonderry; ANDREW LITTLE, Coleraine ; JAS. GREGG, of Londonderry ; and JOHN CHAMBERS, 11, Lower- Gardi- rer- street, Dublin, Attorney at Law, will furnish Rentals cf said Premises, and give all further necessary information, and with whom may be seen a Map of said Premises.— Mr. THOMAJ M'CLCLLAND, Newtouliiusvady, will shew the Laaitv A FEE- SIMPLE ESTATE IN THE COUNTY OF DOWN. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, at tbe BONEGALL- ARMS, Belfast, on FRIDAY tbe 6th Day of March next, at ONE o'Ctoci, qpHE Town lands of HOLYWOOD and KNOCK- .4- MAGONEY, situate and being within four Miles of the Town of Belfast, containing in all about One Thou- sand Acres; free of all manner of Tythes; and subject to a very, small Chief Rent only.— The Townland of HOLY- WOOD is at present very low Set, and will ri< e considerably. The MANSION- HOUSE is very large and commodious, with a large range of OFFICES, of all sorts, and in com- plete order; with a GARDEN, containing Eight Acres, walled- in, and well stocked with all sorts of Wall, and other Fruit Trees; and the Demesne contains upwards of Two Hundred Acres. For every information respecting the same, application to be made to THOMAS L. STEWART, Esq. Belfast, where the Titlt- Deeds and RenuRolls can be seen. 327) Dated Belfast, 1st January, 1812. TO BE LET, For such Term of Years as may be agreed on, rjjIHE BI. EACH- GREEN of OLD PARK, with all the jL MACHINERY, which is in complete order, and ca- pable of finishing 10,000 Pieces in the driest Season; or would answer for the Cotton Business. The advantages of this situation are too well known to need any comment. Application to be made to HENRY & WM. H. LYONS. Oaober 22. ( 959 TO BE SOLD, rtpHE FARM of MAGHERACLAY, in the Liber- ; L ties of Coleraine, containing 20 Acres of eScellent Land, free from Rent; the property of ROBERT GIVEN, Esq. Proposals will be received by Mr. ANDERSON, Bush- mills, who will give every information necessary. 556) February 12. TO BE SOLD. ' ir'HE LANDS OF MONENEENY, a Fee Simple Estate, , L the " Property of the Rev. Lucius CARY, situate in the Barony of Louiihensbollen, and County of Londonderry, at present yielding a clear yearly Income of =£ 300 per An- num, and subjeCt ro a heal Rent of 13r. 4d. yearly. The Land- lie within 4 Miles of Dungiven, 4 of Tobermore, 8 of Magherafelt, and are at present set for Leases'of 21 Years from Nov. 180S, and the life of the PRINCE of WALES, and there are 50 registered Freeholders on the Property.— For further Particulars, application to be made to Mr. CALDWELL CLXRK, Attorney, Londonderry ; and, in Term time, at 4~, Cape'- street, Dublin ; and of the Rev. Lucius CARY Red- Castle.— BRYAN DIAMOND, the Bailiff, who resides on the Lands, will shew the Property, 544) Londonderry, Feb. 3, 1812 ADVERTISEMENT. TO SHOP- KEEPERS AND OTHERS. ' STU'HEREAS a set of Swindlers are now travelling the 7 7 Country, to solicit orders in the names of DAY and MARTIN, Blacking- Makers, 97, High Holborn, London. Shop- keipers and others, aie therefore cautioned from the fraud that is attempted to be practiced oil them, as, by pay- ing attention to the number, 97, it will easily detrift the counterfeit, many of them having no number at all. The REAL JAPAN BLACKING, made by DAY and MAR- TIN, London.— This inva'uable composition, with half the usual labour, produces the most brilliant Jet Black ever be- held ; affords peculiar nourishment to the leather ; will not soil the finest linen ; is perfe& ly free from any unpleasant smell; and will retain its virtues in any climate Sold Wholesale, by DAY and MARTIN, NO 97, High Holborn, London, and by their Agents, Henry Muruey, Groier, Belfast; John Stanley, Druggist, Armagh; King Murray, Post- Office, Newry; John White, Haidw. reman, ditto, and James Stevenson, Stationer, ditto; Alex. Shekel- ton, Hardwarenian, Dundalk; Pat. fi- liy, Jim. ditto The Public will please to observe, that Blacking sold by Martin and Co. has no connexion with Day and Martift— and none genuine except it be marked No. 97, High Hol- 871 | born, Londsi). ( 579 FAilfflT^ lfENTi HOUSE OF LORDS— MONDAY, FEBRUARY id THANKS TO LORD WELLINGTON. The Earl of LIVERPOOL said, that in dis- charging an important duty, by moving theThanks of the House to Lord Wellington for his late sue. ccssful attack of Ciudad Rodrigo, he was aware that several questions would present themselves to he Members of that House; and tone of these would be, the general policy of the war j am) next, ihe ability with which it had been carried on. With respefl to his motion, they must consider the importance of the objfCt itself, it being the only fortress on the Spanish Notth- west fr- ntier, and on that of the North- east of P rtugal. Besides its importance with regard to Almeida must be noticed particularly ; and although it bad riot been so important from its fortifications, yet it was rendered strong by its own si', tation, atnd by the rapidity of the rivef which pi' ? s by it. With re- gard to its rival fortress Almeida, that was re- cap- tured from the enemy when the Commander- in- Chief of the French announced that he could col- left 110,000 men for its defence, and when the army which he did collect amounted to 27,000 men, while that of the Allies consisted of 17,000 English and 14,000 Portuguese, hardly ever tried before. Yet Lord Wellington did not look at the advantage of that capture as applied to itself, but as it might aid his ultimate operations of the cam- paign. The reasons which induced Lord Welling- ton so long to delay the attempt at reducing this fortress were, that half his army were composed of fresh Portuguese levies ; and that if he had baen repulsed, he must have retreated 270 miles. If theSpaniards bad made any diversion which would have obliged Massena to send off detachments of his iroops, Lord Wellington then intended to have risked an engagement to relieve Ciudad Rodrigo. This however was not attempted, according to the opinions of a gallant officer, an ornament to his country, but unfortunately for it now no more ( the Marquis Romana) ; for with his consent Lord Wellington did not endeavour to relieve the fortress at that time. It might be necessary to state the reason why this capture had not been at- tempted sooner— from the retreat of the French before the lines of Torres Vedras; but after the fall cf Badajos, which was mucn to be lamented, particularly from the way in which it took place, it became a desideratum to recover that place first, but the French armies being so strong in Estrema- dura, rendered that objeft nearly impracticable. It was evident from the situation of this most impor- tant fortress, from the mountain torrents running round it, and from its fortifications, that it was capable of a most respectable defence, as it had been again strengthened. The House Wouid take into consideration the rapidity with which this for- tress had just been carried, compared with that when the French sat down b'eforeit in the spring of 1810. It then took the French at; my 29 days to reduce it, and Lord Wellington captured it in 11 days ; wliich was thought so improbable by the French General that he did not doubt of b.- ing able to colleCt an army sufficient to relieve the place. For ? thi s purpose, Marmont colle< 51ed his forces from ail parts, believing that in all military consideration he should be in time to proteft that important fortress. In the attack there were three things to be considered, and those were'— the in- defatigable exertions and skill of the Commander- in- Chief. With respedl to the time, in all military calculation, it would have taken from 25 to 30 days to reduce, and it was consideted by the army as a circumstance bordering on the miraculous that it was done in half the time; the next con- sideration would be the gallantry displayed by the army. From the storming of San Francesco the conduiS of the troops was one continued rcene of gallantry ; and in the opinion of a brave General ( Graham) who had seen much foreign service, this was the only case of the kind he had ever seen or read of which was successful in all its parts, and in all its points of attack. If then it did ctedit to our brave army and its gallant General, it must also shew the superiority of the Engineers, who were so much employed in the siege and storm. But indeed it would be useless to particularize the condmf of the- British, which was displayed even to the Commi- sftriat. All parts of our army had acquired additional advantage and honour, which was not felt by itself alone, but greatly by the ene- my. We no more heard of the old boast of " driving the English into the sea," or the vannt- ed challenge " that thef should l? ave their ships and combat upon land." The reduction of this important fortress would prove that British hearts in British bosoms would always be superior to the forced legions of Bonaparte. This capture had not been achieved by any of those drunken schemes for the waste of human blood : but it had been most maturely discussed and deliberated in all its parts by our military officers. With regard to the ' general policy of the measure, it was evident that it was undertaken not only for the defence of Spain and Portugal, but also for the defence of our own shores. He then moved— That the Thanks of the House be given to Lord Wellington, Lieut.- General Graham, Major- Gen. Craufurd, and the Officers and men under his commandjin the storm- ing of Ciudad Rodrigo ; and also in a particular manner to the Engineers of the British and For* ttiguese armies." shew the propriety of mirking that, transaction with the Thanks of tbe Hou. se; because it wouU be difficult to say which was most deserving of admiration, the consummate skill of tbe General who planned the attack, or the ex'raordinai y va- lour of the troops employed in conducing itj It rarely happened, that an enterprise of this kind became a subj" ft for the notice of the. House of ji Commons; but vLis was attended by circum- t had palaces for their imnlediate use. When Lord stances of so peculiar a nature, as to distinguish it j Elgin was Ambassador at Constantinople, lie sent from most others of a similar ki'ftd. Here the j for architefls, and ^ palace was begun to be built Right Hon. Gent, went in. o a history of the siege j in the European fashion. Before the palace was of Ciudad Rodrigo, as detailed by Lord Welling- I completed, his Lordship was recalled; He ( Mr. ton, and dwelt on ihe admirable judgment " and j Arbuthnot) found the palace on his arrival there celerity with vi'hicll all the operations, from the ] in a very bad state, and saw that it wotild cessarily have Keen expended in Conveying secret intelligence. The Hon. Member next entered int.) an explanation of the expenditure conhefted with his own rfiission to the Porte. It was asked, whv a oalace should have been built for the English Minister at Constantinople, It happened, that there wss not a house fit for the reception of a Minister, and that all the other foreign Ministers These motions being carried, nem. dis. his Lord* ship gave notice that he should move for the erec- tion of a monument to the memory of Mtjor- Gen. Mackinnon, whose gallantry had always been as conspicuously displayed as in the hour of his diath.— Adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS— MONDAY, FEBRUART 10. STORMING OS CIUDAD RODRIGO. Mr. PERCEVAL said, that pursuant to the notice he had givenj he now called the attention of the House to the brilliant and important con- quest lately achieved by our army, with a view to operations commencement of the. siege to the storming the ! garrison, were conduced i and all that only within the space of 12 days.' When ir was resolved to i storm the place, the same was effected within half an hour after the commencerYient of ihe attack. On this occasion : ha brave Gen. Mackinnon fell: and he hoped the House would shortly sliew a due mark of its attention, to his memory. ( Hear, hear!) The whole of this business presented to common observation a singular scene of merit. A place that had been greatly strengthened by the enemy; which that enemv had been for a long time be- sieging, was invested by Lord Wellington, who completed the conquest of it in less than 12 days. The French Army had set down before the place during the former year, with an army much more numerous than that of Lord Wellington, and con- sumed 30 days before the place was taken.— These fafls spoke more strongly, as to the merit of this military achievement, than any words of his could do. He, therefore, thought this one of the cases which the House of Commons ought to except from others of a similar kind, and mark with a peculiar Vote of approbation. He then moved, " That the Thanks of the House be given to Lieut.- Gen. Lord Viscount Wellington, for the skill, decision, indefatigable exertion, and consum- mate judgment, with which he stormed and took the fort of Ciudad Rndrigo ; after he had invested it for the space of onlv 11 days." General TARLETON fully coincided in the panegyric passed on the General and troops in this affair, than which the history of the world did pot furnislvan instance of any event more glorious and brilliant. It was impossible to speak in ade- quate terms of praise of the gallantry and steadi- ness of the English troops on this occasion. He therefore, most cheerfully seconded the motion. The motion was agreed to unanimously. Mr. PERCEVAL then moved the Thanks to Generals Graham, Pidlon, Craufurd, Vandelure, & c.; and also to General Pack, of the Portuguese troops, for their gallant conduft at the siege of Ciudad Rodrigo. The Thanks were also moved to all the Officers. The several Motions were agreed to. The usual vote of approbation of the conduCl of the troops wss also agreed to. Mr. PERCEVAL next moved an Address to the Prince Regent, requesting him to give direc- tions for tbe ereflion of a mouument in St Paul's Church, to the memory of Major- General Henry Mackinnon, who fell gloriously at the siege of Ciu- dad Rodrigo, on the 19th of January. Agreed to unanimously, CIVIL LIST. Mr. EDEN brought forward the motion of which he had given notice on this subjaCl. He entered into various statements, to shew that this fund had been improperly managed, and always embarrassed, notwithstanding the large sums vot- ed at different times towards the relief of it. He next enumerated the various sums expended in altering and repairing apartments in Windsor Cas- tle and Kensington Palace, which amounted to \ 4' 144,00(); besides which, 3651,000 was expend- ed iu furniture for the apartments of the Duke of Kent and the Princess of Wales. These occurred in the Lord Chamberlain's department. In the Lord Steward's department, another exorbitant and unnecessary expence had been incurred. The whole expence of this latter department produced an excess of about jfi40,000 a year. Among other useless expences, was that of illuminating Windsor C* stle for a few moments every evening, the whole of which amounted to jfilO. OOO a year; and all this for the mere purpose of enriching some tradesman. Special Services and Royal Bounties were also other sources of great extrava- gance. He next alluded to the extraordinary dis- bursements to Foreign Minkrers; and these were still more objedtionable, on account of its being stated, that the sums were expended for secret ser- vices. There was a charge under the head of Contingent Expences of the Treasur5r, which be- gan in 1804, at a sum of £ 1500, and had since increased to 4 or £ 5000 a year. It was neces- sary that all these things should be minutely in- quired into. He therefore moved that a SeleCl Committee be appointed to consider of the several charges in the Civil List Revenue, and report their opinion to the House. Mr. ARBITTHNOT rose to give an account of the circumstances relating to the missions in which, as a foreign Minister, he had been engaged* It happened, on one of these occasions, that he had been in the constant habit of receiving most important information from a foreign Min's er belonging to a neutral Power, with whom he . as particularly cdnnefteJ. It happened that s m> e names and fafts were published in England, which induced that Minister at one time to withhold all his private communica'ions. He afterwa- ds had a promise of receiving communicationsj on coi d - tion. of his giving- his word not to convey them to the British Governments At this moai'- nt the salvation of Europe depended on that Minister being aole to give the information in question ; and he obtained it on a promise of sending it pri i vately to li'u Court, and not to make any mention ] c; f it in his public dispatches. It was absurd, I therefore, to say » that there ought t*> be no priva; e {! dispatches. Were all uie communications he al- luded to made public; the destruction of the par- y ties would be the consequence. Money must cost a large sum of rrionev to complete it. This he com- municated to Lord Mulgrave, who gave directions that it should be completed, tt was a very larce bu'lding ; and when that was considered, he trust- ed it would appear that he had not incurred any unnecessary expence in fitting it up. For this he drew on the Government for 7,000, an j after- wards for a sum of £ 5000, to pay for furniture sent at a great exp. ence from England. There were many other circumstances that caused an in- crease of expence. He had to pay above £ 1000 for interest on money obtained for the service of the public. A great elpence Was incurred in sending Messengers, who Were required, in the very extensive correspondence he had to c^ rry oru This increased the expence of Messengers to above £ 3000. He had also to give presents to the Ministers of the Porte, every time he wanted i « gain an audience of the Grand Seignior. These amounted to above £ 1000; and no presents were received by him from any one, except two pelisse* from the Grand Seignior. The Dragomans con- stituted another source of expence, which had for- merly been paid by the Levant Company, but which the Government Was latterly obliped td pay; this amounted to £ 2800. The whole! amounted to abotit £ 30,000. Not one farthing of this money passed through his hands. B ' sides all this, his salary ( 6000 a year) was by jio means sufficient to support him in the situation he held at Constantinople. He, therefore, wrote horfle ro bis Court, stating, that if his salary was not in- creased, it would be impossible for him ( 0 remain there any longer. The expences of his establish- ment at this phce, together with a jotJrney to Vienna, & c. was So great, that he was obliged to draw upon his Government to the amount of above £ 5000. He was, at the same time, obliged to expend his private income, and contract many debts, which he was now payirjg. It was tha opinion of the Russian Minister at that time, th it his ( Mr. Arbuthnot's) salary was much too small} and he assured the House, that had he. purchased an annuity with all the sums he took away from " his private fortune, it would exceed the per. sion he was now receivings Fie, therefore, threiV himself upon the candour of the House, and put it td them whether any part cf the public money had been unnecessarily expended by htm. The Hon, || Member concluded by repeating what he had be- fore asserted, respecting his disbursements, for all of which he had vouchers, which fie could produce* Mr. ADAIR bore testimony to the correctness of the Hon. Member's statement j and at the same time declared liis opinion, that tile force which was sent out and put under the direction of Mr. Arbuthnot was frilly adequate to tlTe oh- jeCt it was intended to eff- fb Mr. ARBLtTHNOT explained, He always thought the force adequate ; if any failtlfe had taken place, or blame rested any vVhere, it cer* tainly rested with Jilm. Colonel BAGWELL defended the condua of Mri Arbuthnot. Lord G. L. GOWER alluded to the tharge entered on the Givil List, on account of the mis- sion to Petersbnrahi Mr. R. WELLESLEY defended the grant of £! 6jOOO to Marquis Wellesley, for the expences of his mission to Spain. At that time tile ex- change was against England 12 per ceht This disadvantage, and the capture of certain property by the Franih, reduced the sum to less than £ 12,000, a sum; whidh, when it was considered what sort of tabie the Marquis was obliged to keep, he trusied the House would not consider too large. Mr." PERCEVAL had no other objection to the appointment of the Committee than the fear that disclosures might be made injurious to the public Service. If that inquiry were conducted carefully, and with delicacy in that respeCt; he should not objeCt to it. Mr. T1ERNEY felt with the Plight Honour- able Gentleman that there might be items imprO. per to be publicly dvscussed. He would be the last to wish to publish such ; he had none of that little petty prying curiosity. All he wanted to know was, uhat sum would be necessary td de- fray the expences of the Civil List. This would prove mora satisfactory to the public. Mr. BANKES had no wish to go into inquiry- tor the purpose of throwing odfam upon any one, but to do justice to the public, and put a bar td expense in future* The Committee would not~ it could not— wish to go into inquity ot> the sub- ject of any expenditure— any item— which the Right Hon, Gentleman would come ferward and say; on his honour, was an expenditure for secret service ; such a declaration would, as it ought to do, stop inquiry on that item. The Hon. Mem- ber said, it was necessary the House should have before it the sources from whence the royal re- venue arose; and, if there was no objection, he should move that instruction to that effect should be given ro the Committee. M. EDEN said, his only object in moving for the Committee was, to inquire into the expendi- ture— what was proper and what improper; and to provide for the proper expenditure. In doing this, it might be necessary to call for persons and _ papers; and therefore, he should suppor: the ] amendment of his Honourable Friend. ( For continuation stt Second Page.) i'ORHHSaarawBMHgsi ! MJWIL JLMMUL '. M BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE. PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. ( In continuation from First Page.) Mr. PERCEVAL was not quite prepared to agree to that amendment. He rather wished his Hon. Friend wnuld mo'< e for the production of those papers and documents for which he wished, by a separate motion. Mr. BANKES, after a few words, proposed to withdraw his amendment. Colonel BASTARD thought the Committee should proceed with delicacy, but should not be so fettered as to do away its utility. The motioit was then put from the Chair, and agreed to; and the following Members were nam- ed as the Committee:— Mr. Fder, Mr. R. Welesley, Mr. Giles. Lord Dysart, Mr. M'Donald, Mr C. Long. Mr. Freeman'le, Mr. Dun- das, Mr. R. Wharton. Mr. Courtenay, Mr. Tierney, Mr. WnO' 1, Mr. M. Sutton, Lord Morpeth. Mr. Bafhurst, Sir J. Sebright, I. ord Binning, Mr. Husfcisson, Mr. D. Giddy, Sir C. Burrell, Lord A. Hamilton. On Lord A. Hamilton's name being read, Mr. PERCEVAL proposed to substitute Mr. Vansittart instead of it. This was opposed by Mr. Eden and Mr. Whitbread ; and the latter Gentkman declared his determination to take the • ense of the House. Strangers were accordingly ordered to withdraw, and the House divided.— For Mr. Vansittart's nsrae standing on the list of the Committee, 84. For that of Lord A. Hamil- tin, 26. HOUSE OF COMMONS— THURSDAY, FT » IS. AMERICA. Mr. WHITBREAD said, he could not but re- gret, that in addressing the House on a qnes- ion of so much importance as anv relating to America must be, he should have so few Members to ad- dress; ? 11 parties confessed that they regretted a war with America, yet all allowed it appeared ad- vancing nearer every day, and the language of the American President said, such had been the cor. durt of this Government towards America, for the last five years, that war with Great Britain was becotr e inevitable. Whilst affairs were in this situation, why was it that the Parliament of Great Britain was to he tept ignorant of what had passed between the Minis'er of Great Britain and the Minister of the United States. France was acquainted with these transactions; America knew them ; ail the world were possessed of them but the British Parliament, and they were kept igno- rant by the Right Hon. Gentleman. ( Hear, hear.) Motions for papers were not unfrequent in that House; sometimes they were granted, and some, times refused, but never refused without some plea of secrecy, supported by an assertion that sortie pending negotiation might be impeded by their being granted, and discussion founded on them : in the pre< ent case the Right Honourable Gentlemen could have no such plea ; the pa. pers which he wished to move for had been al- ready published, by order of Congress, and were known to all the world. But although in read- ing the correspondence in q. iestion, he saw much to blame on the part of those who conducted it for this country, yet he could found no discussion npon it— it could not be noticed in that House— because to that House Tt was not officially noti- fied. ( Hear, hear!) The Right Hon Gentleman had on a former discussion of this subject said, such was his opinion of the importance of peace with America to this country, that his advice was that we should submit to more to preser ve it, than we would submit to from any other country. If such was the case, would it not be wise to adopt every concilia ory mode of conduct in our power towards America; and to ex end to her the greatest possible attention ? instead of which she had, as he would prove, if the papers he was about to ask tor were granted, been treated with neglect, amounting to diplomatic incivility; he could prove that since the recal of Mr. Erskine our coiiduct had been most unconciliatory. A Right Honourable Gentleman ( Mr. Canning) who, at the time of passing tht* famous or cele. brated Orders in Council, which ever they chose to call them, was a colleague of the Right Hon. Gentleman, although differing from him ( Mr. Whitbrend) in politics, had never refused papers when asked for; and he could not consider it otherwise than as an insult to the House that they should now be denied a formal knowledge of that • which every one out of the House who could read, must know. The papers now before the House reached down to the termination of Mr. Erskirie's mission. That Gentleman was succeeded by Mr. Jackson ; but so far from his mission proving con- ciliatory, he was recalled. He would not now move for the correspondence which passed be- tween Mr. Jackson and the A merican Government, because the cause of dispute had been since ar- ranged and done away. After Mr. Jackson's mis. sion terminated, a long interval succeeded before Mr. Foster was appointed to succeed him. His mission opened inauspiciously, was conducted tin- fortunately, and had terminated unsuccessfully. The correspondence of Mr. Foster was part of the papers for which he should move. There was another correspondence also, which he wished to have produced, namely, that which took place between the Marquis Wellesley and Mr. Piock- ney, in the interval between Jan. 1810 and Feb. 1811, when Mr. Pinkney had his audience of leave of the Prince Regent. That Gendeman was a person of great abilities ; and, as appeared from the1 correspondence, had conducted himself in a manner the roost conciliatory towards this coun- try, though at the same time with firmness and dignity, where the interests of America were con- cerned ; and, having her interest at heart, with an evident wish for peace. In all his communi- cations with our Government he had never once failed in punctuality; he'wished he could say ( he » :; me of our Ministers for Foreign Affairs. Mr. Whitbread here alluded to the dates of the dif. ferent letters which parsed between Lord Welles- ley and Mr. Pinckney, as already published; and observed, that many of Mr. Pihcknej's let- ters had remained unanswered for several months, and to some of them on most'important subjects, particularly the Orders in Council » ystem of Blockade, and the Seizure 6f four iimetican Sailors by Admiral iiaumaret, no an., swer had ever been returned : the H" 0. Member pat ticularly alluded to a Itftet the 3d of May, in winch Mr., Pinckney- enmplait* of the system v, L, cb pre » ailed, of tending out British ships witjj forged ' papers as American vessels, a system of fraud, which, he saidr had the eifeCV of rendering the character of the country infamous; and to letter? of the 31th of June, 7th of* July, and 8th of August, respecting the appointment of a Minis- ter to America in the room of Mr. Jiekson, to non" of which any answer was returneJ by our Ministry; these repeated neglects continued till Feb. 1811, when Mr. Pinckney, tired out, d^ mmd- ed his audience of leave that at this time it vas ; the Prince Regent delivered his speech to P. irlia. ment, atd in the paragranh relating to America, expressed his wishes and hopes to bring the nego. oiation with America to a favourable issue ; and this at the very time when the American Minister was about to leave this country, and all the ne- gocia'ion between the two countries had ceased ; Mr, Foster's appointment and mission must be considered at a resumption, and not a continua- tion, of intercourse ; he was sent out with propo- sitions which had been before made to the Ameri- can Government and refused ; and they were, as might be exp- Cted, again made and refused t no man who had read th" President's Message to Congress, could doubt but Mr. Foster's mission had terminated, and terminated unsuccessfully; and on these grounds it was he made his pre. sent motion ; he could see no reason for refusal; he could perceive no inconvenience which would arise from its being complied with ; but foresaw much good which wouldresult from its being grant- ed. A question of great importance was depending; no less than whether we should go to war with America ; he did not call on the House to decide to- night, but merely to put themselves in posses- sion of information, which might enable them to decide, and decide fairly. He would not now go into an inquiry whether, as regarded America, our Orders in Council were politic, whether they were wise; and if wise, whether they had been aCted up to, or whether they ought to be persisted in ; those topics would be discussed when the mo. tion given notice of, by an Hon. Friend of his, ( Mr. Brougham) came before the House. But no one could doubt they were injurious to our trade with America ; no one could doubt that if the American market were thrown open it would be a great good j no one could doubt if a war with America were to take place it would be a great evil—( Hear, hear!)— We could not put down America— we could not annihilate her— perhaps we could not even chastise her ;— the event of a war with her would be very uncertain ; we had set her up, but we could not pull her down. Till within the Inst 24- hours, he had considered the period for conciliation was gone by; in that time, however, there had been fresh arrivals; and he rejoiced to see the door was still open. He was not, however, so sanguine as some— he feared they were too sanguine ;— but it was plain to be seen by the effert which the late arrivals had had on the commercial world, what would he the ef- fect of an open trade The late Act of the American Government would awaken the jeal- ousy of France ; and he called on the House, and on the Right Honourable Gentleman, lo take advantage of the favourable opportunity, and en- deavour to adopt the conduct of conciliation. He confessed his partiality, for America ; he re- verenced her for the s'ruggffe she had made against this country for freedom! The result of that struggle was what it ought to be, and what every v.' i » e man must fore. ee it would be. She b id been accu ed of being partial to France ; h denied she had been so; she hid been ill treated both by France and England; she had been obliged, by that treatment, to put in force an Embargo ; and, in self- Jefence, to pass her Non- intercourse Art. France had had the wisdom first to recede from her system of injustice, and she had derived the benefit of it ; this was deemed partiality to France and injustice to England. The Hon. Gentleman concluded by moving—' « That an humble Ad- dress should be presented to the Ptince Regent, praying, that he would be graciously pleased to order, that there be laid before the House, Copies of the Correspondence between the Minister for Forieign Affairs and rhe American Minister in this country, and all documents connected therewith ; and also Copies of the Correspondence between Mr. Foster, our Minister to the United States, and Mr. Munro." Mr.- STEPHEN expressed his satisfaction at the Hon. Gentleman's declaration, that he should not inquire into the utility of the Orders in Coun- cil ; but he was sorry to hear him jump to con- clusions that the conduct of this country towards America had been unjust. He did not wish to go into discussion on the Orders in Council, but without doing so, he could not do justice to the best case that ever a country bad ( Hear, hear.) He would, however, refrain, becausc he hoped tbe necessity for the discntaion would never arise; he would content himself with stating, that, in- stead of the conduct of this country being unjust towards America, it had been the direct contrary. The question was not whether we would go to war with America, but whether America would go to war with us ?—( Hear, hear.)— He would not now enter into the discussion, but when the subject came before the House, he pledged him- self to prove that the Orders in Council were neither impolitic nor unjust ( Hear, hear.) The Hon. Gentleman talked of those in this country who wished the annihilation of America; where would he find that party? He ( Mr. S.) was in the habit of talking with those who thought as he did on the subject, and could say, that they were desirous of naintnining peace with America at any price less than the annihilation of our trade and commerce..—( Hear, hear.)— He denied that the frauds, forgeries, and perjuries, to which the Hon. Gentleman bad alluded, were the result of the Orders in Council. These frauds only existed in the Baltic trade, where the Orders in Council did not exist. With respect to the motion of the Hon. Member, he was of opinion all discussion on the subject to which it alluded would be in- jurious to the public interest, and therefore he should oppose it; and concluded by saying, it did not depend on bis Majesty's Government to say whether we should go to war with America ; but with Ameiica to say whether she would allow us to continue in peace with her. Mr. CURWEN condemned the Orders in Council, and contended that our condurt towards America had been unjust. He knew not what the pertinacity of the Right Hon. Gentleman in • withholding the information asked for from the H tine ar ise f- om t but he sinc? rely hoped, not from . ny personality towards the Right Hon. G* nt! eman, bir for rh » good of the cotintrv, that he would not long hold that siruuion which ena- bled him « o to withhold it. If he persisteJ in withholding this correspondence, he should inter- pret it as a mark of hostility towards America, and not only that, but h- should be of opinion the Right Hon. Gentleman was afraid fairly to meet the question. Mr. PERCEVAL said, it was with a view to avoid a quarrel with America, that he should re- fuse his assent to the motion of the Hon. Gentle, man. He acknowledged, that tbe question of war with America was tme of great importance, and that a breach with th tt Power would deeply affert our interests; and he maintained, that our endeavours at conciliating America had been sin- cere; at the same time Ministers were aware, it was their duty not to give up thos rights which England had always maintained, and * o give up which, would be to relinquish the power of sup. porting herself—( ftear, hear.')— When^ the Hon. I G - ntleman declined discussing the principle of the Orders in Council, he regretted he had not also forborne to give his opinion on them against the cause of his country—( Hear, hear !)—~ When the people in America heard f individuals, possessing high charirter and great talents, such as the Hon. Gent, possessed, orating, that shew as ill- treated, insulted, and negVCted, by this country, was it wonderful ( Hat she should adopt the idea also, and increase her demands and expectations from th's country. The Hon. Gentleman had blamed Mi- nisters for the adoption of the Orders in Council. Did he forget, that the measure did not originate with his M- jjesty'I present Ministers, but with their predecessors ?—( Hear, hear!)— Whatever might be their effert on neutrals, the principle had been adopted in the Blockade System of 1806. This was the art of Mr. Fox, and surely the Hon. Gen tleman would not accuse that great Statesman of injnstice.—( Hear, hear!)— He did not mean to attack that measure ; he meant to defeijd it upon the ground of j stice between nation and nation, in the present state of the world. The Honourable Gentleman had said, the present distress of the commercial world was owing to tbe Orders in Council. He did not mean to deny that there was commercial distress ; but he did not mean to con- tend, that that distress did not arise from lhe Or- ders in Council; on the contrary, but for these Or- ders, the distress would have been ten- fold—( Loud cheering.) The Right Hon. Gentleman then alluded to wh. it had been stated by Mr. Whitbread, re. spirting the correspondence between fhe Marquis Wellesley and Mr. Pinckney ; and observed, no- thing but his partiality to America could have j prevented h's seeing the blame was not all on one side, ( a laugh) at tl* • time Mr. Pinckney so < trong- ly urged the sending a Minister to America, he was told that nothing but his Majesty's nnfortu. nate indisposition prevented a person being ap- pointed ; and as soon as tbe arrangements then pending were completed, a gentleman would be appointed. He had always been sincere in hi wishes for peace with America ; he thought the prosperity of the one country was inked to that of the other, but he did not think the production ttf the papers moved for would do any thing to. wards obtaining a favourable issue to the pending negociations. He thought war with America, if possible, should be avoided ; but though war would be attended with loss to this country, he did not apprehend ruin from it, nor must peace be purchased at too great a sacrifice. If the Ho- nourable Gentleman would look to the papers which had passed between the French Minister ( Monsieur Turreau) and the American Secretary at Washington, he would find there was no pro- bability that even the repeal of the Orders in Council, would obtain any relaxation in the conti- nental system in favour of England, ( ff^ fhhear!) \ To make good his argument in favour/ if the re- f peal of his Orde- i in Council, the Hon. Gent. ! must contend that there was nothing anti- neutrtl j in the conduct of Bonaparte, when he said to ; Hamburgh and other Powers, " I must take away your independence to crush the trade of Great Britain," ( loud cheering !) was not some check ne- ' cessary, when Bonaparte had converted trade in- to a sword, and commerce into a measure of hos- tility ? If he were to consent to the present mo- I tion, it would immediately be construed that he saw no danger in a free and open discus- sion on the documents in question; whereas, in fact, he deprecated such discussion. The Honourable Gentleman had said, he consider- ed the negociation with America as finally closed. If he ( Mr. P.) wore of that opinion, he should feel np inclination to withhold the correspon- dence ; but, however slight his hopes might be of the successful, termination of that discussion, he would not be the person to extinguish those hopes— on the contrary, he would maintain them as long as he could. An Hon. Gentleman ( Mr. Carwen) had expressed his hopes, that; if the" pre- sent motion were opposed by him, he would not long hold that situation in the Government of the country which he at present held; and had in- dulged himself in dreams of the advantages which would result from a change. He was of opinion, however, that the Hon. Gentleman's consoliiory prospects would not open so speedily, so cheeriul- Iy, or so pleasantly, as he seemed to expect—( a laugh).— If, however, the system recommended by that Honourable Gentleman were to prevail, he should be anxious to continue Minister, and to be responsible, for as short a period as possible. Mr. BARING said, that the feelings of the country seemed favourable to a war with Ame- rica. Previous to the commencement of the former war, a similar feeling prevailed. I: even went to a war of estermination; and all persons knew how that was terminated. And he prayed to God that the war into which Ministers Were now about to plunge the countiy mi^ ht not be so fatal to us. The House ought to consider that Ame- rica was now greatly improved in revenue and strength ; and he denied that she had ever given us just grounds of complaint. But, whether the fault was in the English Orders in Council, or it) the Ameiican Non importation Arts, the mea- sures we ought to pursue were the same, the man- ner of which entitled her to respefl and attention. The question now was, not in what manner the j Orders in Council originated, but whether there ' was or was not such a repeal of the Berlin and Milan Deciecs, as ought to oblige us to give up our Orders in Council with respert to ATHCJ. It was asserted by" A mericn, that these Decrees were repealed by France. This should be the siron'e question for the House to coasider ; and, LONDON, Fkb. 15. Yesterday his Royal Highness the Prince Re. ent held a Court at Carlton- House. S- » on after to him, it clearly appeared that France had re- J two o'clock his Royal Highness entered the State, pealed the Decrees in question, so far as they wre j room, attended by Generals Turner and Krppd', £ tltli rsn n TJ • - . tt t. , . - M „ L.. I J .._ L * t. obnoxious to our commerce with America. Even if ihese obnoxious parts had not been repealed by . pance, it wa « not in the power of America to force her to adopt any other measure. Mr. Fos. ter had been challenged bv the American Govern- ment to shew hat those D crtes w re not repeal- ed ; birr Mr. Foster ch' » se to be silent. It was impossible to look at the nature of the qurrrel be » tween this country and America, without per- ceiving that it Wits must favourable to the views of France. An Hon. Gentleman ( Mr. Stephen) bad talked of the prosperity of our trade since the Orders in Council ; but lie wished to know if any mercantile man, in or out of the House, would talk in the same manner. Was not our trade in such a declining state, that we were obliged to keep a military force in one of our great manu- facturing town « , for the purpose of keeping in snb- jertion a multitude of manufacturers who were starving f He deprecated the quarrel which had grown up between us and America ; and he con- ceived that we ought to have interfered so far as to prevent the civil war and insurrertion that had taken place in South America. Mr. HUTCHINSON said* we had arted in a ! tyrannical manner towards America, and it was , now time to adopt measures of conciliation. We : had no right to stop American ships upon the f high seas, and plunder them nf their cargoc. He j strongly condemned the condurt of the Minister, ! as tending to shake the Throne, and convulse the ; nation.. Mr. WHITBREAD, in reply, observed, that ! the Chancellor of the Exchequer had, in not a j very distant hint, announced himself as the future j Minister of tbe Country. For his own part he could not bring himself to think, that such an- nouncement argued any good to the country, Could there be any thing more inconsistent than for Members to oppose the production of Papers, which would put them in possession of the dif- ferent bearings of this important question ; par- ticularly, as they seemed to be aware that it would soon be discussed ? He defied them to prove that America had arted with partiality towards France, and with injustice to Great Britain. He had been told, that he was advocating tbe cause of Ameri- ca against that of his own country ; but was such • A wretched Administration to be called his coun- try ? Every minister had called opposition to his measures, opposing the ciuo'ry from the profli- gate Ministers of Charles II. down to the present broken, and patched- np- apain Administration. America could as easily transplant her own Con- tinent to another part of the globe, as attempt to force France to receive our colonial productions. He was of opinion, that had the motion been made in the other House, the Marquis Wellesley wou'd not have objected to the production of these p ipers. He should, together with the fate of his motion, lament that war between America and this country which he now believed was inevit- able. Mr. L. FOSTER expiated ; and the House divided— For the Motion, A airut it, 130. vhen a Privy Council was held, which was a'- tended by the Lord President of the Council, the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Privy Seal, the Ftm Lord of the Treasury and Chancel! - r of the Ex- chequer, the Master- Gen » ral of the Ordnance, tha three Secretaries of State, the President of th » Board of- Controul, the Earl of Harrowhy, and the Duke of Montrose. Moniteurs and minor French Papers have been received to th • 7th inst. inclusive ; they are per. fertly silent respecting the affairs of the Peninsula. But w » grieve to announce the of th « Manil- la, cf 36 guns, Cap!. Seymour. Al! rhe crew, but 13, who perished in an etplo jon, were saved.— She was Ion off the Texel, and the VIooiteur woui i have it believed tha; she was lost by being order- ed to watch the Texel 3eet too closely. Th- re tit a base, false, and cowardly attack irpon our sea. men, who are represented as having no resource in danger, but liyinr; to liquor, " AMSTERDAM, Fr « . 2.— We have receiVtf fre- H . cou- tts relative- to the runnitii; a—' iore of th • English frgj. s which was Ltely lost on tii.- se coasts; she was called tin Manilla. " The whole of her ere ® - are poolers, and will to- nvi - row commence arriving hy d- tachtnents iti Amsterdam. " As it was not fwiihle to get the ship afloat, she was » e* on fire. " All the world Vnt fftl. FAST COURSE OF EXCHANGE, Fst. 17 — Belfast on London { 1 Ids.) 7J- per ceun. Belfast on Dublin ( 61 ds.) 1 pe cent. Belfast on Glasgow 7 6} per cent. IHI. W, FUB. 14 — per cent. Gov. DeV 73$ — 5 per ccnt. Ditto 10!£ HHSHIU, fxt. 13.— 3 per cent. Conson 62f • Fin. ] 4— Dub. on I, on. | FNA 13.— Lon or Dub 9$ VfTamto. MAILS SINCE OUR LAST. DUB 2 , BV 1 U BY DpBf. tf.... O EE, LEAST, Wednesday, February \<), 1812. Yesterday the London Papers of Friday the 14< th inst. aHved at this Office, from which we insert an abstract of a very interesting- Debate on Mr. WHITEHEAD'S motion for the production of va- rious diplomatic documents. The motion was negatived by a great majority. In the course of the Debate, Mr., CCRWEN expressed a hope that a change in Administration might soon take place, as the only means of averting a war with Ame- rica ; to which the CHANCELLOR of the EX- CHEQUER replied, that lie believed the consolatory prospeCt of the Hon. Gentleman was not likely so speedily to open as he seemed to expert. It is very confidently reported, that though no change may take place in the political Depart- ments of the State, the personal friends of the Prince Regent will be provided for in the House, hold Establishment, which is about to be formed for his Royal Highness. Earl Cholmondeley, it is said, is to have the place of Lord Steward, in the room of the Earl of Aylesford; and the Mar- quis of Hertford, to be Lord Chamberlain. The Earl of Egremont is to be Master of the Horse, but his Lordship declines receivi ng any emolu- ments for the Office. The Duke of Northumber. land has declined any place for Earl Percy ; hut it is supposed, that his son- in- law, Lord J. Mur. ray, will be included in the new Treasury Board — • Intelligence of a favourable nature has been re- ceived from the North of Spain. It appears from the Corunna Papers to the Sd, that the French under Bonnet have evacuated the Anurias— a movement which has been occasioned by the bril- liant achievement of Lord Wellington at Ciudad Rodrigo The indefatigable General Porlier has followed them, and has made some prisoners i; » Oviedo, sending forward bis cavalry to harrass the enemy's reaV guard. Bonnet is said to have received dispatches from Marmont, ordering him to join him with all possible expedition. Of Matmont's operations subsequent to the loss of Ciudad Rodrigo we have no very precise ac- counts, but the Corunna Paper states, that the vanguard of his army was defeated ai Chcrto de Binoa on the 24th of last month, by Lord Wel- lington, and that he had retired from Salamanca, to which city his Lordship was advancing, and taken post at Medina del Campo. The la- t dis- patches received by our Government from him were dared on the 20th. liis headquarter* vvere then at Galbgos, • ows. that in thn mentefit of dangtr, Engjish siilors have no other resource than that of Hying m liquor Will, h may h- a on hoard. At the mtant the ve- t was s, tt rill fire,- the French detachment sent to execute th'* operation, found in rhe hold five lailors. dead drunk " The officers " of this frig-. te declare, that She wis lost irj. conscience of. t'- e orders she received to clu. iely and iinre- ' mittingly watch the t'exel fl- et, the sailing of which, it ap. pears, is t- tpedlcJ in Engl aid. " " Twelve rn. ii perished <, n hoard the frigate in ro: as- quence of an explosion — Moniteur, Feb 7." " The same paper contains ilnej letters from AiJ- miral De Winter to the Minister of Marine and Colonies'^ by which it appears, the Manilla wn* commanded hy G. H. Seymour, Esq. who. with the crew, consisting of from 170 to ISO men, has been saved. ^ mauKm — CAUTION— The Public should be on their guard against a very numerous set of vagrant*, who prowl about the streets, and wherever they find a hall- door open, generally contrive to catry away whatever portable article is in the way. The system of depredation has been carried on for some time, and is often effected by boys or girls ( who are tutored for the purpose), undtr the pretence of begging. If they can get the servants to go, for a moment, from the door, a coat, hat, or umbrella, becomes their prey. A t other times, when this scheme fails, they hold a piece of wood or iron in such a way as to pro- vent the door from being effectually shut; by this me ins the servant is deceived, the latch dors not hold, and they carry away at least the con,, tents of the cloak- pins at their leisure. A boy and a young girl, w- e- e taken up 03 Monday for those practices. The> boy was sent on board the tender ; amd the giri having been examined as to the person who employed her iu this pilfering trade, a woman named Armstrong, was yesterday apprehended, and committed t x Jail by the Magistrates. On Monday evening, a woman went into a sho, » in Ann- street, and asked for tw i- pence worth of treacle, which being given to her, the sliopm . r* asked the money; but instead of paying him, she uttered a, dreadful oath, threw the treacle in his face, which having bii. ided him, she immediately seized a large cheese which w. is on the counter and made off with it. On Friday evening, abont eight o'clock, tw> men came into Mr. R. Graham's hat shop, i„ High- street, and asked to see a hat ; they then n - quested to look at another, but when the young man turned to get one, the two fellows ran 01F with the hat they had got, without paying for it. THEATRE— Shakspeare'e excellent comedy of " As you like it," was perfor med in a very respert- able manner on Monday evening. Rosaind by Mrs. FULTON, Jacques by Mr. TALBOT, and Orlan- da by Mr. THOMPSON, were particularly entitled to approbation. We have seldom seen the charac.' ter of Rosalind better supported ; but where La- dies dress in male attire, we would suggest to them the propriety of adopting the old. fishion - d costume of the tunic, or some such less obtrusive habit, which we apprehend would neither obscure the effects of a fine figure, nor destroy the imeieit excited by excellent artirig. THS SN OFF- GRINDER— Thousands of people are highly entertained, gratis, at the Exchangc- Room. Window, in Doneg. dUtreet, to see the figure of a man abou'. eight inches hi « h, seeming! jr* grinding snuff in a small model of a mill, for tie: manufacture of that article. The bend of the back, the art ion of ihe shoulders, and the seeming force with which this little ftgme lays his arm; to tha work, is somewhat curious ; but what renders it astonishing, is, that the whole of the mechanism is set in action by the camions ai tlwt alert litrlu animal, a mouse, which mini a wheel so combin- ed with the rest of the works, as to k » ep It almost perpetually in motion. We understand Mr Hae'- dock has been presented with his freedom at large, of tike city of Cork, with ail appropriate corjiplemen*. His Mechanical Fire- Woi ( ts, which close nest Saturday night, give great satisfaction, and are well attended. < 1I3JEN BOARD, February tith, 19,1' i. The Board having taken into consideration the quantity of Flaxseed of home growth, which, it is probable, is at present in this Country, and also the quantity of Foreign Seed fit for sowing, re- maining of the last year's importation, together with the quantity of American Seed imported . from the 5th of December, 1811, to the 5th of February, 1812, and the quantity which, acco- d- ing to the best information that can be procured, was already shipped, or abdut to be shipped ir » America for the United Kingdom, are of opinion, that there is every appearance of a certain and'' sufficient supply of Flaxseed foi the present Se*. son— Bv Order, MME& CORRY. BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE The British army has lost a brave and worthy ' officer, who is universally lamented, Major- Ge- neral Vesev, who d'tid at Messina, in Sicily, on Monday the 2d of December last, in the 4- Oth year of his age. He had been on a tour round the Ionian Isles, and through the Archipelago, I when, on his return he was seized with a malig- | nant fever, which carried him off in a few days, j A man, in whom were united, in a high degree, everv excellence that could adorn humanity. He j] was buried/ with every military honour. jj Farming; and Garden Seeds, fyc. ARRIVED TO EDWARD LINDSAY, Per AURORA, and DONEOALL, from LONDON, ATHIRD IMPORTATION! of GARDEN SEEDS, of very best Qualirr.—^— In this conveyance are | Spring Vetch, New Canary and Hemp, Peacey's Perennial Rye- With Flower Roots, Grass, & c. & e. E. I,, expecls in by first arrivals, some English Red and White WHEAT, of excellent quality. At his NURSERY, are on Sale, a CHOICE COLLECTION of Fruit Trees, and Hardy Flowering Shrubs, Green- home Plants; Vines, in pors, in a full hearing state; with, Peich, Nectarines, and Apricot Trees, of the most approved kinds; also, Thorn Quicks, Asparagus Plants, Sea Kale, C. iu ifiowers; with a variety of several Hundred Thousand Forest Trees, at lowest prices.— Catalogues, priced, at the Shop and Nursery. N. IV Several Boles of Scotch Perennial Rye- Grass; im- ported this season, ami chosen on the spot by E. L.' s own in- speiSlion, with Home- saved White Grass Seed, both engag- ed ol good quality. ( TS5) Belfast, Feb. 18. [ Etfyiiug School for Young Ladies. JNR'HE REV, JOHN D WIS will Open on rVTTNING S I SCHOOL for YOUNG LADIES, on MONDAY the 13tW instant, At No. 54', Ciistle- street, Hours of attendance from Four till Half after Six afternoon. Terms— English, Hi. 4y. per Q. iarter. Geography— Use of the Globes, and j .. • i- per Ou rter. Mapping, ^ 1, 2s 9d. 5 A Gentleman of approved abilities v ill attend to teach Writing and Arithmetic.— Terms, lit. 4U per Quarter. ( 503 ~~ NEW GARDEN SEEDS, & c. < jcc; DAVISON Id REFORD MAVE received, per the Five, from LONBOH, their Annual Assortment of ( Harden. Seeds, Early Vcas and Beans, jj LITTLE RICH LOTTERY, ; j ' Txro Prizes of <£ 20,000. j AND CONSISTING OF ONLY 8,( 300 TICKETS, I To be all Drawn 18th February, 1812. f SCHEME. ill 2 Pi izos of ,020,000 are W? 4f> 000 IS 2 4,000 8,00.1 S4 1.000 4000 G 400 2,40') | 8 ICfO SOO i| ike. [ J WHOLETICKETS,! I\ LVV. S, QU4RTERS, EIGHTH*, Jjr ' ' ' AND SIXTEENTHS, j In a Variety of Numbers, are new for Sale, from Callu- cll's Fortunate Office, 1* NO. 28, C0LLE^ 5E- GBEEN, At. Ri 8c J. HODGSON'S, BELFAST. -:„ " '. i • ,' fWG NEW TEAS, CLOVER- SEED, Sc. l| ' if'HE kU3SCR! 8ERS< nre LANDING, per, the Vii- 1 NUS, J : 204 Chests Teas, assorted, 50 Sacks fine new lied Clover- seed, J 10 Hogsheadsr Lump Sugar, W, b; ch will He sold cheup. MARflNS, HARRISON, & CO. fcimfch- Iane, Janucry 20. ( 40$ ] ROBERT TELFAlR, J- jn. ' ; TA3 received per the CERES, from IJarrpool, and M « - i ! GARET & NANCY, from Gitrrg^-. u, fc — Married. On the 9th instant, Richard FalViner Sronev, eldest • on of Thomas Btoney, of Arran- hill, County of ' 1' ipperary, Esq. to Jane seen H daughter of James Butler, of Castle Crine, County of Clare Esq. In Cheltenham, Dennis M" Car thy, E- q. of Youghal, to Ann, daughter of Richard Power, Fsq M. P. Charles Vpnghen, Fsq. of Kanturk, to Miss I. owe. Mr. Wm. C'onnoll, to Mi s F. Vaughan. Edward Thornycroft, Esq to Djwager Viscountess Bar- j rington. Died. At I.' shiirn, en Sunday evening, Mr. MITTHEW THSM?- i: • ON, aged 102. On Tuesday morning, about 10 o'clock, at his house in : James's- street, Kilkenny, rhe Ri<* ht Rev. James Lauigan, ! D. D. R. C. Bishop of Ossory, and formerly Professor of Mathematics in the University of Nanrz, Which will be found genuine in their kinds, ahd will be sold on moderate Terms 547) 106, Hi^ h- street— February IS. SALE TO- MORROW IfHE SUBSCRIBER has r- ceived for Sale, per the IL DINTGALL, from LONDON. RED LIQUOR AND BLANKETING; V. AND 1IAS ON HANO, Quercitron Bai l, Proof Tar, Iron Liquor, and Sieve Cloths, for Printers' use. UC HAS ALSO FOR SALE, Light and W ighty Butt, Kips and Calf Skins, Of his own Manufacture. SAMUEL ALEXANDER- Margaret- street, Belfast, 18th of 2d month. { 575 DAVISON k REFORD 4RE Landing, fronl on board the VINE and AURORA, from LONDON, Fine and ComrHon Congou, Souchong, Green, and Hyson TEAS, Refined SUGAR, in Powder and th" k Lotivf.', Split PEAS, SALTf El RE, and Black PEPPER, AND HAVE ON SALE, New Red and White C LO VZR S Alicante BAAlLLA A'' Jt£$, J? f. 548) IU7, Kl^ jl- siree'- isth Feb. 1812. Auction cf One Hundred Logs Hon- duras Mahogany. GILLIES & STOCKDALE, \ 71HLL put up to Sale, on THURSDAY the 20th 7 7 February, at TWELVE o'Clock, 100 Lgs o) BAY HOOD, from SO to 60 inches Diameter. Arrived direA from HONDURAS, of size and quality so superior, as to be greatly deserving the nutice of the Trade. Liberal Credit wiil be given. JAMES HYNDMAN, Auctioneer. Belfast, February 11. 535 TO BE SOLD'BY AUCTION^" On SATURDAY the clcldinst. at ONE o'Clock, A QUANTITY OF TIMBER, CONSISTING irtV. OF Scotch and Larch Firs, Ash, Elm, Sycamore, Horsc- chesnuf, Sx. At the THRONE, about Three Miles from Belfast, on the Templcpatrick Road. 5C8) Belfast, 15th February, 1312. BY AUCTION, BUENOS AY RES HIDES. A FEW HUNDRED HIDES, just landed, Wifl bo posi- " X tively Sold bv Auition, on FRIDAY next, the 21st ir. st- at ONE o'Ci ick, at the Stores of Messrs. GEORGE LANG TRY Si CO. Belfast. To be sold in Lots agreeable to the Purchasers.-— Pay- ment, approved Bill* at Four Months. FRANCIS BENNETT & SON. COLFRAIN, February 14 ( 5S3 NEW AMERICAN POT ASHES. The Cum inghani Boyle, Bell, from hence, atiived safe at Liverpool 14th inst. The Fanny, Martin, for Liverpool, waits a fair winds only The Minerva, Courtenay, is loading for Liverpool, to Wear on Saturday first. Tbe Swift,' Neel, sails first fair wind for Bristol. The armed brig F. ndeaveur, Fitzsimons, for London, will ftoncinue to rec ive Linens a FEW da\ s, or until the wind be- some* fair 1 he new armed brig George, James Caughey, master, is loading at i ondno for this pure f'he Neptaue, Davidson, from hence for Liverpool, ar- rived 14th inst. Tfe arm- d bri^ Venu% Pendletsn, is folding for London, lo sail in a few days. fhecoppe. I and armed brig Levant. M'Kibbin, js load- ipg at l. oTi' 1', n for thi- port, to sad fir- t fair wind. The H. v M Cormick, is loading for Glasgow, to sail kl a few * tas* s. The Mi , . ret & Nancy, Galbraith, at Glasgow; and the Bee, Raskin , r Dublin, are loading for Belfast. ARCHIBALD & DAN, EL M'DONNELL A RE I. aOdinf; from on ho:: rd the Aim- 1, and Dtnegall, i\ from LONDON; and J.- he, from i IVf. RPOOL, Red Clever seed, of fine Quuiiry— Nm Mustard— Patent Shot ; AND A GENERAL ASSORTMENT or Early Peas, Bedns, Garden and Flower Seedt, WHICH, WITH Scale and Refined Sugars— Fine and Common Congou Teas— Bleachers' Smalts—" Spanish Indigo— Wbite Gin~ ger— Refined Saltpetre— Hartford and Common Gun- powder, & c. & c. CaV. They will dispose of On reasonable terms. 559) February it: CORK WHiSKEY; T\ TAPIER and DUNVILL, are now LANDING; HO 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 CARtrO. ' T'HE SUBSCRIBER is land- n^, for a . le, the CARGO of s the Ship TRITON, just arrived from the above poit, consisting of the following Goods, viz. 1,142 Hhds. New New- York Flaxseed, 212 Barrels fl> st sort Pot Ashes, 10,000 White Oak Barrel Staves, 1,800 — Hhd. Ditto, 1,000 — , Heading. Apply to THOS. S. FANNING, TOMB'S- QLAY. February 4. ( 489 BELL & DOBTHN, HAVE FOR SAL*> 70 Puncheoks Cork md Dublin Whiskey, strong and well- flavoured, 20 Do. Nice Jamaica Rum, 15 Pipes Spanish Red Wine, of Very superior quality and A few Puncheons Old Antigua Spirit, Which, with every article in the SPIRIT TRADE, will be sold on reasonable terms. 558) Hercules street, Feb. 14. UMVERSAL CABINET AND FANCY FURNLl'URE WAHE- UOOMS, NO. 16, SMITHFIELD, BELFAST, EORGE COCHRAN & CO. return their respeiSrul 7T Th/ inks to a generous Public, for the decided pre- ference they have experienced in their Business, and once mure take the liberty of informing their Friends, that they have on hands, at present, an elegant Assortment of Fancy Chairs, of different Patterns, WHICH, WITH A Variety ol Cabinet Work, Will be sold on more moderate terms than any other House. They pledge themselves for finishing their Work ill the most elegant manner. G. C & Co. hive likewise on Sale, all kinds of WOOD in SCANTLING, BED- POSTS, & c. to accommodate Joiners, either turned or in the rough. FANCY PAIN TING an4 TURNING, done as Usual. Kr TWO APPRENTICES WAN TED. ( 581 LISBURN MARKETS, FEBRUARY 18. 26 6 to 27 6 V per cwt. of 1201b. 12 6 — 13' 9 ji per ewt. of 11 2lb. 0 e — 0 Si ' f per stone. Oarmeal.... Oats Potatoes...... Be l- Mutton. Veal.. Pork Butter, BALLAST OFFICE,, J7th February, 1112. R' 5'! HE Contraft of JACISON CLAKK, for Supplying the 1 Corporation with BALLAST, having expired, = uch Persons as wish to make a new Contract for the ubove pur- pose, during the period of SEVEN Years, are desired co send in Sealed Pr » jios. ils to the Ballast Master, on or before MONDAY the 9th of March next, on which day the Con- trsiior to be declared. Five Hundred Pounds security will be required. Further particulars may be had at tbe Bsllast Office. ( 1S8O Fresh Butter 12 — 1 3i ^ per lb. of 20 oz FOR SALE, 130 Hhds. prime Virginia Leaf Tobacco, RICHMOND INSPECTION; WHICH, WIT II Hogshead and Barrel STAVES— Iron and Wood HOOPS— Refined SALTPETRE— Virginia TAR— Surinam COFFEE, in Bags— St. Ubes SALT— Prime Mess PORK— Hogs' LARD— Wet and Dry HAMS, W. U be disposed of on moderate Terms, by HUGH WILSON & SONS. February 19, 1512. ( 584 NEW TEAS k CLOVER- SEED, SAMUEL K1RKPATRICK HAS received, per the AURORA and VINE, from LONDON, Smtchong, Fine, and Common Cotf cu TEAS, & New Red and White CLOVER- SEED, Which, with a general Assortment of GROCERIES, he will sell cheap. ( 582) Church- lane, Feb. 1 » . TO BE LET,' in ntrJors court, h 6keg all- street, \ RANGE OF" RO'IMS,- lately occupied as a COTTO* A YARN WAREHOUSE.—;\ nply ROBERT ENGLISH, 8t CO. Feferusfy f f)'. ' IPHE Farm and Cottage of CABIN- HILL have been di « - JL posed of; but the And ion of the FUR NI TUR E, S rocK, and FARMING UTENSILS, will take place on TUESDAY the 25th oi February instant, as formerly Advertised in this Paper. ( 574) Belfast, February 18. ~ TO BE SOLD, And Possession given on the first May next, C| r> l- IE INTEREST in the LEASE of the HOUSE, No. S, 1 Donegall square, South, at present inhibited hv Tlr. DRENKAN; 27 years of the Lease unexpired. The House consists of Six Floors; the one under ground has two large Kitchens, well Sighted; Pastries, and Scullery, with six Vaults or Cellars; on the ground floor, two Parlours; the third story,. two Drawing- rooms; and in the upper stories, are six Bed- rooms, with three good apartments ( ceiled and plats- tered) for Servants. Then are two Yards, both most com- plete; with Coach- house, and Stabling for Four Horses, Harness- room, & c. The Hiuse is newly built, ini in com- plete order. To be seen any day from ' Twelve to Three o'Clock. Fashionable DRAWING ROOM FURNITURE may be h » d at a valuation, if agrteabie to the Purchaser. ( 575 NOTICE. ICAUTION tbe Public from Hiring DENNIS JUN- KIN, without applying to me. W. H. LYONS. CHIRRYVALE, Feb. 18. ( 57S ! NEW GARDEN SEEDS. SAMUEL KIRKPATRICK HAS received per tbe Doneball, from LONDON a General Assortment « f Garden and Flower Seed's, Early Peas and Beans, Which he will sell on the very lowest terms. 583) Church- lane, Feb. .18. !- Xlrv FGI1 tfEW- YORK, S- LV^^ SV ~ THE FINE FORTUNATE AMERICAN SBIF • WEST- POINT, •• Vuttly*' Burthen! 600 Tons, THOMAS HOLDER, MASTER, Just arrived from the above Port, and will sail hence oe the 10th of March next. Toe WEST- POIN1' being a regular Trader, and so w- 11 established in the Passenger tradb,. it is unne< esSM^' to lio'd oiit any further inducement. For passage, apply to Ortiin THOMPSON, or the Sub- scriber, who, as usual, will lay in plenty of ; he est Piovi- sions and Wbter for the V=•— td, that it is intended the following J^ Jcji* j N. E. TRADERS ; SiuUsail * t tbe vndermmtionedferioJs: j FOR LONDON, The armed brig VENUS, Pendleton...... S2d February. j- y- These Vessels being armed and completely well tound, Insurance by them wiil consequently be effeited on the most reasonable terms. FOR LIVERPOOL, The JANE, BUSHY First fair wind. FROM LIVERPOOL FOI{ BELFAST, The KELLY, M'Ilwais 16th February. Tbe NEPTUNE, DAVIDSON Seven day after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The Armed Brig LEVANT, M'Kiesin... First fair wind j The Armed Brig ST. PATRICK, Campbell, 1-} days after. For Freight, m London, apply to Messrs. WM. & JOHN WHARTON, Nicholas' Lare ; or, in Belfast, to R. GREENLAW, Agent, j Who will receive and forward LINEN CLOTH and other j MERCHANDIZE with care and dispatch. A few Stout Lads wanted as APPRENTICES to tii « Sea, to whom liberal Encouragement wril begrven. - ti" FOR GLASGOW, Jm. THE HAWK, B. M'CORMICK, MASTER, ig^ egg^ g, ( A ci. ut. runc Trader), Now Loading, to sail in a few days. FOR DUBLIN. The DISPATCH, Jamison....... i In a few days. Foi Freight, apply to GEO. MONTGOMERY. The BF. E, RANKIN, at Dublin; and the MARGARET & NANCY, GALBRAITH, at Glasgow, are loading tbr Belfast. ( 517) Belfast, February- I. FOR NEW- YORK, jtfify^^*' To sail about the first of JVTarct, A TBE FINF FAST- SAILING, COPPER- ROTTOMEB American Ship TRITON\ FSSASS^ V SHERRY, MASTER, Considered in every respt-^, one of the finest Vessels be* longing to the port of New.- York, from whence » he has just arrived in 24 Days, and having been built for the Liverpool trade, m which f ist- wUirig and the accommodation of Pas « scngers are principally studied, she will be found equal in every resped: to any American Vessel which has ever been at thift port. For Pas-^ ge, apply to the CA^ TAlK, tt Mr. FiTZsiMM0N3,. Wa. rli! g « » streetor to ROBT. & JOHN LUKE, York- street. February S -. . ( 19g FOR NEW- YORK, ift& m*, The • Ametican Barque EDWARD, ' ' G. R. DOWDALL, MASTER, f.'^ H. gS-- Burthen 450 Tens, Will be ready for Sea on the lit of March, and wil! sail first fair wind after. She is Five Feet Eight Inches between Decks, and Eight or Ten Cabin Passengers could be com- fortably accommodated. Any Passengers wishing to embrace this opportunity, will please m ike immediate application to the CAPTAIN, at Warrenpoint, or to JOHN & HUGH BOYD. NEWKV, February 6, 1812. ( 522 For the Information of such Persons as Intend going t » AMERICA this Season.' tSJ& j f| pHE fint new American Ship MASSA- jj^ SyltVx ' 1 SO IT, is daily etpedled to arrive in Cjj^, tfp* tfii* P » n, and will proceed for NEW VORK, y^ fefe^ fear- with all convenient dispatch, with such PAS- • ET OCRS as may offer — Her arrival, and other. particulars, Will be given in a future Advertisement. LAWFORD, TR0NS0N, k CO. N « w « r, F- brmry » . TO BE SOLD, ' ^ With or ttvithcut the Rigging and AppateL, j " n t TBK LIGHTER CALLED TUB bSk, FOUR oROTHERS, Only two years built— burthen 40 Tons. 3h « M sgitabl* 1 lor the Canal.— For particulars, apply to JACKSON CLARK ! Oftcfcerter-^ Mf. Belfast, January 31. K J..^, FOR NEW- YORK, M"' T* « STOUT AMCRICAN BRIO , M MARY, WTE--. FRANCIS BQGGS. ATASTI*, < Birrtheo S95" Tcns), Will b. ready td sail from PORTRUSH on the 10th March next. For passage, anpl. y to the CAFYAI N ( who gave JO MU.- B sntkfa& ion to the P,< stenders - when he commarided tbe ' hip !'. ' f- PoiittJ; or to the SudseRiBER, who goes out "> • II- Vtsset, and who will have a p entlful supply of good Prov .... and Water on boarti, and- see' every possible accommodation given to the Passengers. GEO. HAZELTON. COI. ERAINJ February 17, 1312. ( 571 TENNENT, KNOX, & CO. HAVE " FOR SALE, New Orleans, and J COTTON WOOL, ' Bowed Georgia, ) Virginia, LEAF TOBACCO, Best and Second CONGO TEA, AND A FEW PUNCHEONS Strong wellflavoured WHISKEY. 488) . Feifast, February 4. GEORGE LANGTRY V CO. HAVE just received, din- eft from New- York, per the Ship Prote3ion, \ 50 Barrels, of first Qualify, in fine or- der, and of the latest Manufacture, Which they wiU sell on reasonable term*. 422) Belfast, Jv'uary SI. SELLING OFF, AT AND UNDER FIRST COsf. ' VT'UOWAN & KANE have the pleasure of r- turning LvJl their sincere thanks to their Fi lends and t'- e Public for the very liberal patronage they have experienced since their commencement in the WOOLLEN BUSINESS, and beg leave to acquaint them of their intention of resigning it, and commencing the Wholesale I Vine and Spirit Business, In the Old Established Concern, No. 8, ROSFMARY- ST. lately occupied by Mr. WM NEWSAM, as soon as they have their present STOCK of GOODS disposed of, which be- ing pui chased within these few months at very Reduced Prices in the best Markets in England and Ireland, wiil be found well worth the notice of those inclined to purchase.— Wholesde Buyers have now an opportunity which nny not soon offer again, of assorting themselves on terms to their advantage. 555) Belfast, No. 5, Bridge- street, Feb. 14. HEMP, TOBACCO, & c. CAMPBELL SWEENY HAS ON SALE, Riga Heirji— Leaf Tobacco— Alicante Barilla St. Domingo Logwood— and Sweet Oil. He will be landing in a few days, a Parcel of LUMP BARILLA, fit for Soap- boilers' use, and 10 Pipes LEMON UICE. ( 148) January 29. NOTICE. JANF. M- KEF., Administratrix to the Estate of her late Husband, WILLIAM M'KEE, of Belfast, Woollen- Dra- per, deceased, requests all those who Remain indebted to said Estate, either by Bill, Note, or Book Account, ic have the same immediately discharged, otherwi e Legal Proceedings wiil be taken for recovery of the same. 507) Belfast, Februaty 17, NOTICE TO PASSENGERS. rr'IHOSE who have engaged their Passage, - I*- P'" r l'le American Ship PRO T E C TI 0 N, JSSSSTFA HENRY BEARNS, MASTER, FOR NEW- YORK, Are requested to be in Belfast on. MONDAY, the 2d March, as she Sails first fair wind after. GEORGE LANGTRY & CO. Belfast, February' 18. ( 5S7 t J! Hy^ » The Public are respe< ttu! ly inform- E'V'T'V that the following REGULAR TRADERS mu sail for their rapeS'tve /' oris, xvitb / it firtt fair iViud after tbe dates mentioned : FOR LONDON, The Armed Brig ENDEAVOUR, FITZSIMONS, In a few days The Armed Brig AURORA, HBCHZS 14 days after. FOR LIVERPOOL, The MINERVA COURTSNAT 22d February. The COMMERCE, BISHOP Eight days after. FOR BRISTOL, The SWIFT, NEEI First fair wind. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BSLFA& T, The CKRF. S, SAVAGE 22d February. The CUNNINGHAM BOYLE, BELL, Eight days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The Armed Brig GEORGE, CAUGHEY..., 24th February. The Armed Brig FACTOR, M NIECE 14 days a- cer For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs. ALEXANDER and WILLIAM OGILBY, Abchuich- Yard. Gentlemen who have Linens to forward, will please send them to GEORGE LANGTRY CJ- A few Stout Lads wanted » s Apprentices ui the Sea. DRUGS, OILS, St COLOURS. M'ADAM, MARSHALL, tf CO. HAVE received, by the Aurora and Five, from Lo li- no N, and Endeavour, from BRISTOL, an Addition to their Stock, of 25 PACKAGES, containing Sftermacetti Oil, refned London White Lead Palm Oil Bristol Ditto Isinglass Okers, Umbers > Balsam Copaiva Refiners' Blues Stramonium ' Iviry Black Alva Urse, ; Roman Vitriol He. Verditers, life. Also, A FEW HUNDRED LEECHES. < 86) ' • r'- t 41, High- street. J. DOYLE BEGS leave to inform his Friends and a generous Public, that, for the more extensively carrying on the Busi- ness of » P » » uc WRITER, he has opened an OFFICE, No. 2, Queen- street, Belfast, opposite Castle- street, Where all kinds of Deeds, Conveyances, Leases, and all ether Public Writings, are drafted, engrossed, prepared, and copied in the neatest manner, with'dispatch, and on the most moderate Office- charges. DOYLE continues, as usyal, to collect the Outstanding Debts due to Merchants, Traders, and others, in which he has hitherto been verv succe sful, and jfiatters himself that in I'. at capacity he will be found. » f infinite use to Merchants and others who pi ay please to employ him. Can give un- deniable security Tor any trust reposed in him. 372) Belfast, Feb. 18. MECHANICAL FIR E- W O R K S- BY PARTICULAR DESIRE. FROM the satisfaction the Fire- Works gave, for the Benefit of the Poor- House, ( being the only time they ever appeared in public), Mr. HADDOCK, in torn- pliant e with the wishes of many families of distinction, uitant to exhibit them, in addition to his ANDHOIDES, FOR THIS WEEK ONLY. He therefore begs leave to assure the Public, that this Ex- hibition will POSITIVELY BE CLOSED next SA- TURDAY NIGHT, the 22d February inst Doors open at half- past SEVEN o'Clock, and Exhibition wins at EIGHT,. A Day Exhibition on FRIDAY next, . pens at half- pa* TWELVE, and begins at ONE. Boxes 2l. 6d. . Upper Boxes It Si. Children under JVelve Years of age half- price. H. B. Th « Fir « - Works being entirely Mechanism, do not MMOB combustible, qr any matter that may oifsndthe smell. .4577 BELFAST COM M KRCfAI. CM KG S1CLP. . OKIGIiNA L POETRY. [ For the Belfast Commercial Chronicle. ] Mr. F. DITOH— The ingenious Writer of the following ( whose wood- notes, wild, have found many admirers from the Thames to the Tweed, and are chaunted throughout the green Tales of Erin), was a native of Cumberland; born n the raidrt of the picturesque scenery on the banks of the river Cauda. She died in April, 1795, lamented by all rartls in the neighbourhood; and was interred in an obscure burying- ground, near Rese- Castle, the romantic teat of the Bishop of Carlisle. The Writer of this, making an excur- sion in that part a few years ago, felt a strong inclination to beheld " the little mound of earth" that wrapped the re- mains of the enchanting harmonist; but, even with the as- sistance of the Sexton, " hoary heady chronicle," he found it difficult to discover her narrow dwelling. While the sculptor'd bust, or pyramidal column, are reared to Moated Ignorance, or relentless Tyranny, this amiable Lady, who poured delight and instruction into the minds of. the mul- titude, although descended from an ancient and wealthy family, rests amid' rank weedt, without a simple stone to draw the attention of the passing traveller.— The following has n t, I believe, heen published. Other productions from the same pen are at your service. Believe me. Sir, Your obliged, & c. Carnmncy. ROBERT ANDERSON. MI LIT Alt Y P IK > MOTK) N S. WAR- OFFICE, rEB. 11, 1* 12. Vh Regiment of Draeoon Guards— Mathew Mimmack, Grnt. to he Cornet without purchase. 5th Ditto-. nrn » t Thomas Mathews to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Bayley, who retires. 9th Regiment of Light Dragoons. To be Lieutenants, without purchase. Cornet John Minchin ; Cornet » nd Adjutant John Wright to have the rank of Lieutenant; Comet Sir Charles Payne, Bart. 10th Ditto— Cornet Charles Ho'bern, from the 3' Light Dragoons of the King's German Legion, to be Lieuten- ant, without purchase, vice F- tzcIarence, promoted. 13' b Ditto— Cornet Wdliam Turner to be Lieutenant, vice King, deceased. 14th Ditto— Brt- VTF Major Charles M. Biker to be Major, without purchase, vice Butler, who retires; Assistant- Surgeon j. M. I'erott, from the 38rh Foot, to be Assist- ant- Surgeon, vice Lardner, appointed to the 1st Royal Veteran Battalion SSd. Ditto— John Lewes, Gent, to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Coim, promoted ; Frederick Cowdroy, Gent, to he Cornet, by purchase, vice Hobkirk, promoted in the 22d Light Dragoons. 6th Regiment of Foot— Captain James T. Robertssn to be Major, y pui chase, vice Jones, who retires. 10th Ditto— Lieutenant Frederick Foeker to he Adjutant, vice Speedy, appointed Provost Marshal at Dublin. 12th Ditto— Lieutenant Marshall Thornton, from the 87th Foot, t « be Lieutenant, without purchase ; Lieutenant Robert Jenkins to be Adjutant, vice Hayes, who resigns the Adjutancy only; Lieutenant Walsh to be Ad- jutant. 19th Ditto— Lieutenant Richard Par3ons to be Captain of a Company, vice Ball, deceased SGth Ditto— Serjeant Buchanan to be Quarter Mas- ter, vice Elliott, promoted in the Sid Royal Vettran Bat talion. ? 7th Di'. to— Lieutenant N. Smith Kirklatid to be Captain • f a Conjpanv, vice Hervey, deceased; Ensipn William Boyle to he Lieutenant, vice Kirkland ; Henry A& eu, Gent, to V- Ensign, vice Boyle. S2d Ditto— Frederick O'Flaherty, Gent, to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Lloyd, who retires. S8th Ditto— Hospiral Mate James I. owry to be Asiistant- Surgcon, vice Perrott, appointed to the 14th Light Dra- goons. 47. h Ditto— Ensign John Farq- aharson to be Lieutenant, vice Hall, killed in action; Alexander Hall, Gent, to be En- ign, vice Farquharson. Md D'tto— Captain Duncan M'Dongall, from the Cape Regiment, to be Captain of a Company, vice Andrews who exchanges. £ G'h Ditto— Ensign Richard Christie to be Lieutenant, without purchase, vice Barry, promoted ; Ensign Tho- mas Wilton to be ditto, vice Wilson, deceased ; Dames, Gent to be Ensign, vice Christie , George Geary, Gent, to be ditto, vice Wilson, Sicilian Regiment— Ensign Francis Rivarela to be Lieuten- J ant, vice Zerbi, appo nted to the Corsican Rangers; Wm. Turner, Gent- to be Ensign, vice Rivarola. 2d Royal V terao Battalion— Quarter- Master Chi. les El- liot, from the 2Sth Foot, to be Lieutenant. ilth P. csyal Veteran Battalion. To be Lieutenants, Lieut. James H verkam, from half- pay of the 77th Foot. Lieutenant Peter Kemble, from half- pay of French's Re- cruiting Corps. Lieutenant Henry H. Becher, from the S7th Foot. Lieut. Whiteside Godfrey, from the Royal York Rangers. Lieutenant William Groves, from the 7th Royal Veteran Battalion. Lieut. John Buchanan, from the 4th Ceylon Regiment. Lieutenant Hamilton Finney, from the 5th West India Regiment. BREVET. To be lieutenant- Colonels in the Array, Major John Grey, of the 5th Foot. Major Edward Gibbs, of the 52d Foot. Major Russell Manners, of the 74th Foot. Major Henry Ridge, of the 5' h Foot Major Henry Sturgeon, of the Royal Staff Corps. Major George Thomas Napier, of the 52d Foot; Major the He n. Alex. Gordon, of the 3d Foot Guards. To he Majors in the Army, Captain George Crogan, Major of Brigade. Captain Robert Bull, of the Royal Artillery. Captain K. D. Ross, of Ditto. Captain Alexander Dickson, of Ditto. Captain John May, of Ditto. Captain H. Holcombe, of Ditto. Captain Jame- s buffey, of the 43d Foot. Captain William Mein, of. the 52d Foot. Captain John T. Jones, of the Reyal Engineers. STAFJT, To be Aidet- de- Camp to his R. H. the Prince Regent, Lieutenant- Colonel Thomas M'Mabon, of the 17th Foot; and l. ieuternmt Colonel 1 homas Arbuthoot, of the 5th West India Regiment- Commissariat. Deputy- Commissary- General Charles Dalrymple to be a Commissary- General to the Forces. HOoFITAr. STAFF. Surgeon Jordan Roche, Irom the 13th Light Dragoons, to be Surgeon to the Forces, vice Beacham, deceased. To be Hospital- Mates for General Service. George Murray M'Lachlan, Wm, Twinning, and Thomas Smith, Gents. The King's German Legisn. lst Regiment of Light Dragoons— Cadet- Serjeant George Leonhardt to be Cornet. The Duke of Brunswick Oels* Corps. Infantry— Ensign - J Mohner to. be laeutenant, vice Un- ruh, who resigns; Ensign Henry Sontaj to be Lieu- tenant, vice Newman, who resigns; Serjeant Charles Midler to be Ensign, vice Mohner; and Serjeant —— Schneider to be Ensign, vice Sontag, MEMORANDUM. Lieutenant Peter Grant and Lieutenant James Hewson, of the 82d Regiment ot Foot, are superseded, being absent without leave. HIGH TREASON. SPECIAL COMMISSION. SECOND BAY TUESDAY. The Court met at ten o'clock, and Conelius Parke being put to the bar, the Attorney General stated I tifat the over apts with which the prisoner Was chiiged, were similar to those charged on Cun- dell on Monday ; in addition to . which it would be proved that the prisoner, after haying entered into the servicc of the enemy, endeavoured to entice others to follow h s example. William Cartwright proved, th; t the pritoner was born near Lower Gawn- r, in StaffordshireT James Young, a marine on board the Magician, on board which ship the prisoner also served, said they were carried prisoners 4ogcther into Pus t Louis.— While the witness was in prison he saw - the pnsoner at Ly: ge, who told him In- had come out of prison to enter into the. French service, and that he was happy in what he had done. He hoped he would do the same, and wanted to shake hands with him ; this the witness refused. Next morning witness saw him in the French uniforln, and with a national cockade in his cap ; he aeain repeated that he was satisfied — money and Lbe: ty were line things, and lie would not stop in prison while lie could get them— saw him at dull with the French soldius a few d- iys afterwards with the musket and pouch- belt on— saw him several times alter. He afterwards saw the prisoner at the prison gate, who again said, money and liberty were line things. The English prisoners shouted at him and heaved stones at htm, desiring him to go away— the French guard at last drove him away. Henry Watson, Master at Arms of the Magician, proved that the prisoner quitted the prison voluntarily to enter into the French service. At 1 eavmg the • 2d Ditto— Ensign C. A. de Ruvyne te be Lieutenant, vice Kay, killed in aiftion ; George Kay, Gent, to be Ensign, vice Ruvyne. 63d Ditto— Ensign George Judge to be Lieutenant, vice Bulklev, deceased; William Houghton, Gent, to be Ensign, vice Judge. 72d Ditto— Benjamin Tremble Carey, Gent, to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Walker, who retires. . 95th Ditto— Volunteer Walter Firman to be Second Lieu- f tenant, vice Hawkepley, dead of his wounds. 2st West India Regiment— Lieutenant Charles Duke, fr « m the 62d Foot, to be Captain of a Company, without ptr- . chase, vice Warner, promoted in the 3Sih Foot; Denied Crotty, Gent to be EtM^' n, without pen chase, vice Ha't, appointed to the 12th Foot. Royal African Corps— Lieut. Gurwood, from the 58d Foot, to be Captain of a Company, without purchase, vice Lloyd, who resigns. Royal York Rangers— Lieutenant John Atkinson, from the 27th Foot, to be Lieutenant, without purchase, vite White, promoted, ad Ceyion Regiment— Second Lieutenant Charles W. L. Ro- berts to he First Lieutcnent, without purchase, vice Ed- wards, promoted in the 4. h Ceylon Regiment; John War- dell, Gent, to be Second Lleiiuuant, vice Roberts. 4th Ditto— Lieutenant Peter Edwards, fioin the secon ! Cey- lon Regiment, to be Captain of a Company, without pur prison he said to the sentry, " I am going to join you." He was then in his sailor's dress— witness saw him three weeks after at the prison gate in the French uniform, with several more who had entered, laughing and jeering, and insulting the prisoners. Several oth; i witnesses deposed to tlie same effect. Captain Curtis, of the Magicienne, being called for the prisoner, said he had always behaved as a good seaman.— Guilty. John Twecdall was then put to the bar, and the same Jury being swoi n as in the last case, Mr Knapp read the indictment, which was similar to the last. John Lowe was called ; he was Steward of the Iphigenia ; and at the time she was captured by the French, the prisoner was serving on board, and with the witness was taken into Port Louis. Wit- ness was liberated to pravi. de provision for the British Captains in confinement, and in going into the Town Major's office to make inquiries respecting some pro- perty belonging to the officers, he saw the prisoner and one of his shipmates named Quigley, in the of fice. , He asked them what they were about ? One of them said they were about a liitle business. On hear- ing the witness question the prisoner, one of the otli- cers oidered the prisoner out of the office. The pri- soner was then in his own dress. About a fortnight after witness was going through the drill yard, when he heard the Serjeant call out to the sentry not to suf- fer the witness to pass, as he would know the prison- ers going to drill. The witness at that time saw the prisoner ; he was in the French unifui m, and had his arms by him ; a number of the men assembled in the ill ill- yai d were English. Thomas Robinson was a Serjeant of marines on boaid the Iphigenia ; he saw the prisoner several times in the French uniform. The witness was obliged to go to the hospital, and whilst there, the prisoner came one day ; he had had a severe beating, and said he : received it from some of the English rascals who had j entered into fhe French service, and wanted to make ; their escape, but that he had put an end to their plans ' by informing against them— for this it was they had ' beaten him. He d— nmed King George and all his | subjects, and swore he would fight for Bonaparte till lie died. Prisoner told the witness at different times THIRD DAY WEDNESDAY. Charles Bird was put to the bar, and a Jury being sworn, the Attorney- General briefly stated the case, for tlie prosecution. John Lowe, steward of the Iphigenia proved, that the prisoner had been bis shipmate, and that he had heaid him acknowledge he was an Irishman. That he was a short time in the prison with him in Grand- port, and that the prisoner forced his way out, and that be did not see him for six weeks afterwards ; when being on a message, with some money to the English prisoners in gaol, he met the prisoner, in an , English uniform, looking very ill ; and that in eight days afterwards he met him again at large in the " streets of Port Louis, in a French uniform, with a sword by his side. Thomas Westlake, baker of the Iphigenia, Eliza- beth Westlake, his wife, Captain Lambert, of the Iphigenia, and Captain Curtis, of the Magicienne, had all st'eti the prisoner at large in Port Louis, wearing the Frenfh unifoim Thprisoner in his defence denied his ever having joined the French service; but said that he had made his way out of the prison with a view to escape ; that lie had, by the aid of a friend, concealed himself in the town, working at his tiade as a tailor, and that he usually put on a French uniform whenever he went out, to avoid being noticed, and taken up by the French soldiers; and this was one ot several uni- finrms he had* taken amongst the spoils at the isle of Iiourbon. He said that the whole of this charge, and all he had suffered in consequence, aiose from the malice of Elizabeth Westlake, whom lie had found i'rt a situation not to be described with a French Officer : that he had endeavoured to escape, and tra- velled six miles into the country for that purpose, but was taken, ' and conveyed to prison. He called Martin Ryan, who was a prisoner of war at the sa ne time in th • Isle of France, and who pro- ved that the prisoner had repeatedly come in his French dress to the Irish arid Scotch prison ; that lie acted with great humanity to the British prisoners there ; refused of himself two dollars for some ser- vices he had done him ; he said he would scorn to take money, but should be happy to render his old ship nates any service in his power. That he after- wards came to them at the Barraek Prison, whither they were removed ; and so far from advising or en- ticing any of them to join the French service, that his conduct and language was always the very reverse, Lieut. Grimes, of the Iphigenia, knew the prison- er on board, and said he generally looked on him as, a hard- working man, and desirous of pleasing bis Offi- cers.— Nut guilty. Juhn Quigley was next tried, upon a similar in- dictment. The Attorney- General addressed the Jury. He would not detain them by stating the evidence he had to produce; in this case one thing, however, he would state, he believed the prisoners after having en- tered into the service of the French, repented the step he had taken, and applied to a person, desiring he would inform Capt. Lambert of that circumstance. Michael M'FaJI, Wm. Baker, and Charles Caswell, sailors on board the Iphigenia, proved that Quigiey w. is seiving on board that ship at the time she surren- dered to the French, and that they afterwards saw at large dressed in the French uniform, whilst they continued in prison. Mr. Lowe, Steward of the Iphigenia, saw the pri- sober at Peiet Louis dressed in the French uniform ; ire stopped him and said, " O i ' ley, I am sorry to see you in '.- bat dress ;" the prisoner replied, " I am sot'rv too— I am sorry for what I havt done, but I did it in Jfcbpesjbf. catting a woman named Margaret Crame to live with me ;" the prisoner cried at the time, and said he would escape from the island if he could ; he asked the witness to take a letter t. o Capt. Lambert for him, but the witness declined doing so because lie was directed by his Officer to bring nei- ther letters nor messages for any one who entered the French service. Capt. Lambert, Lieuts. Grimes, and Robinson, and Capt. Davies, gave the prisoner an excellent cha- racter. Capt. Willoughby was now called, and the gallant officer s appearance sensibly affected the whole Court. Shattered with wounds, his head and face mangled, deprived of one eye, and nearly blind of tbe other, he was led to the witness- box, and sworn. Upon being asked if he knew the prisoner at the bar, he answered, that he could not see him, but could recoil ct his voice if he could hear him speak. The prisoner then addressed him, " Capt. Willoughby, here am I, your honour." The C ' ptain said he recollected his voice, and knew him well ; said be had sailed with him two years and an half, he always considered him a very ex- pert seaman, always prompt in his duty, and obedient to his officers ; he had appointed him to his own gig, from the recommendation of Captain Davis, and re- gretted that he had no opportunity of rating him higher. The Jury after a short deliberation, returned a ver- dict of Guilty ; but strongly recommended the pri- soner to mcixY- chaseSerjeant Thomas Hogg to be Quarter- Master. \ thal he came from Liverpool, where he had been in Cape Regiment Captain Ca » ar Andrews, from the 5< Sd ; bus| nes3 a$ „ sajjer- l.,, 0t,^ to be Captain of a Company. „ ce M'Dougall, who , ^ wj10m the prisoner had Served " mint— Charles Tr'ott, Gent to be Ensign, vice S; lve hi ™ a g° od character while on board ship— 1 » C , appointed io Witteyillt't Regiment. Guilty. COURT MARTIAL. SDINBUHOH CASTLE. GENERAL ORDER. Adjutant- General's Office, Edinburgh, Jan. 31. At a General. Court Martial held in Edinburgh Castle, upon the 22d day of January, 1812, and continued by adjournments, till the 28th day of the same month inclusive, whereof Colonel Duo. lop, of the Renfiewshire Regiment of Militia was President, for the trial of Captain David Lauder, and Lieut. Duncan Campbell, both of the Royal Perthshire Regiment of Militia, upon the follow, ing Charges, exhibited against them by Lieut.- Colonel J. S. Oliphant, of the same Regiment. lst, For disobedience of a Regimental Order, in not repairing at the hour appointed, to sit on a Regimental Court Martial, ordered to be held by the Commanding Officer, 17th January, 1811. 2d, For being drunk when they came to sit on the above Court Martial. 3d, For having behaved in a scandalous and in- famous manner, such as is unbecoming the cha- racter of an Officer and a Gentleman, in proceed- ing when not sober, to take and administer the oaths required by the 18th article of the 1 Oth sec- tion of the Articles of War, as President and Mem- ber of a Regimental Court Martial respeilively, and to sit in judgment on the prisoner brought before the said Court Martial for trial, OrlNION AND SSNTKNCE. The Court having delibeiately considered the | several charges preferred against the piisouers, the evidence adduced in support of the prosecution, | us well as thai brought by the prisoners in their defence, and their admission, together with the ; whole proceedings, are r, f opinion, that the pri- || soners are Guilty of the first charge in breach of! the Articles of War. The Court are of opinion, that the prisoners are Not Guilty of the second and third charges, and do therefore Acquit tlieiti of the same. The Court, in respect of that part of the charges, of which the piisoners are found guilty, do sen- tence them to be Reprimanded in such manner as the Commander of the Forces sliall prescribe. In acquitting the prisoners of the second arid third charges, the Covift deem it their duty to state* that they are satisfied those charges have not been brought forward from any other motive, than the good of the service. General Viscount Cathcaft approves and coil; firms the finding and sentence of the Court, and not only concurs in the statement they have made, that they are satisfied the charges have not been brought forward from any other motive than the good of the service, but is decidedly of opinion, that it was the bounden duty of the Major to re- port to the Lieutenant- Colonel his own observa- tion, and the information he had received, in re- gard to the condufl of the prisoners, and of the Lieutenant- Colonel to prefer charges before a General Court Martial, by which alone the mat- ters charged could be satisfactorily investigated, His Lordship is not aware that an officer on any former occasion, was ever tried for, or even sus- pefted of coming drunk to a Court Martial, and he rejoices very sincerely that the prisoners have been acquitted of charges, which, if they shall ever be made good, must be treated as of the most atrocious and disgraceful description, and must be marked by the most exemplary punish- ment, as being utterly repugnant to the honour of the Commission an Officer holds, and most sub- versive of Military Discipline. In regard to the charge in which the prisoners are found Gnily, it is sufficiently understood, that any want of punctuality must always be consider- ed as a breach of discipline ; circumstances may vaiy the decree of offence. The particular causes which occasioned these Officers to come too late'to the appointed place, do not appear on the proceedings. The General leaves it to the prisoners to reflefl upon the circum- stances, whatever they may be, which occasioned their being too late, and desires that they will ap- preciate their offence in their own minds accord- ingly, and he considers them to be Reprimanded by the publication of the finding and sentence of the Court. This General Order to be read at the head of every Regiment and Corps in North Britain, and entered in their respective Ordtr'. y Books. By order of General Viscount Cithcart, K. T. Commander of the Foices. WILLIAM GIFFORD, Colonel, 1 Deputy- Adjutant General. EXTRAORDINARY ADVERTISEMENT. The following singular Advertisement appears in the last Nu mber of the Limerieh Evening Post PRIVATE TUITIOJT. Mr. EDGWORTH, with a degree of resoeft, in. forms the Nobility and Gentry of this City and its vicinity, that he would engage with additional families, to instruct in the English Language, Writing, Arithmetic ( wi'h all its varieties), Book- keeping, Maps, Geogr-. phy, & r. on moderate terms. He would also instrua a few genteel Lads in these departments, from eight to ten o'clock each night, at his lodging, on George's- quay, where he would let a couple of commodious well- furnished rooms, on pleasing terms. It becomes necessary to contradifl a report in circulation of his ha ving drcpt his Tuitions. The hai'- fledged barren- headed Saplings, so numerous- ly and spontaneously dropping in from the moun- tainy potato ridges, undermining and monopoliz- ing the bread of the eminent and long- established Teachers of this City, and employed by the un- diseerning for half- price, induce him to remark, that at one time he beholds the Plebeians soliciting the Parents for Pupils engaged for schools; at other times, perceives the scribbling Mples, cocked up in parlours or drawing- rooms, spread- ing the contagion of theii dialefl, more uncouth in manners thin Esop's Ass, intending to demon- strate ( in broke n English) the propositions of Euclid, having scarcely shaken off their drugget jackets or brogues since their arrival at the sub- urbs and back- lanes of this city, from whence these COXCOMICAL ABC Darians leap with dis qualified lihefty, and ill timed and unwarrantable rashness of untutored Savages, that wield the mur- derous tomahawk, to become preceptors of a ris- ing generation of Citizens! 11 In the late vacation, and since that time, these new- fangled Pedants have not ceased to solicit for their neighbours' Scholars in public and private capacity : it is the illegality of their Generalship which he exclaims against, as well the inexperi- ence, incapacity, and gross impropriety of the Usurpers, who, meeting some wealthy and undis- cerning Geese to fea her their unfledged bodies, completely nnbinge the former Masters, even be- fore they be paid their lawful balances of account! Are not these motives enough to fire the profes- sional Citizens with honest indignation ? Should they not be armed against Invaders, who attempt, by fraud and stratagem, to devour all their bread, to which, in justice and equity, th y are better en- titled > Should circumventhn, delusion, and hos- pitality pass unregarded by those who heed their own and the public welfare ? Should fraud go unpunishedNo, surely. Heie we find the Eskimaux rugged- jaw Turf- cutters exulting for success in thelt and fraudu- lence for having illegally squeezed themselves into the employments of men of experience and ability, at the same time totally disqualified to fill any literary station whatsoever, ( best calculated tCr stable boys,) and preferring their self- interest to the charms of a good conscience and common honesty !! !— These circumstances of invidious po- licy and intrusion, so diversified with fraud and dissimulation, have hurt many this season, and sufficiently enubiiate, why he yet makes it known, with humanity for the Public, that he infallibly cures a few Diseases with safety and expedition, which he has been in the habit of doing Sraih in better times for 30 yeais, such as the Dissentery ( m 24 hoars,) the iavetstate Ceid. aoU Ciiincough and eradicates the newly- contraffed Asthma ; he heals bleeding at. the Nose, and takes Pearls oil Eyes with equal success ; for all of which testi- monials can be adduced. In the times that are, the compensation required for each Disease is but 1 Guinea, and that only when a cure be perfectly effe. ted. The severest Cough, but one Crown.—* February 8, 1811. COMMON HALL, LONDON. Tuesday a Court of Common Council was holders! for the purpose of taking into consideration the pro- priety of granting 500/. to the National Institution for the instruction of the children of the poor accord- ing to the principles of the Church of England. Mr Do. RNFORb, in submitting this motion to the Court, did not think it would be at all important to inquire whether Dr Bell or Mr Lancaster were'the- inventors of the mode of instruction they had adopt' • ed, but in his opinioa the former deserved the greater- encouragement, inasmuch as by his plan the children were to be educated according to the tenets of the Established Church ; and lie quoted the language of the Prince Regent and of several distidguished' per- sonages, to impress upon the city the duty they owed to give countenance to it by a liberal donation. The . Universities of' Gxfoid and Cambridge had subscrit- cd 5001. each, and he did not think that the Corpor- ation of the Metropolis should be less patriotic. H_- Called upon the Dissenting Members of the Court to join in this act of mundicence, as they were bound to do by tbe letter and spirit of the toleration act. He . therefore proposed that the sum of 5001. be granted to Dr. Bell for the purpose above stated. Mr WAITHMAN said, it had been stated, that tl e new plan was not in opposition to that of Mr Lancas- ter.— He considered that it most clearly originate d in opposition to Mr Lancaster, and ia no other mo- tive.— Neither Dr. Bell, nor all those prelates and dignitaries who support him, saw the necessity of exerting- themselves for the education of the poor un- til Mr Lancaster had been most eminently successful; and then the alarm was spread that the Church wns in danger, and this National Society sprung up to edi - cate the poor in the principles of the Church of Eng. land. He thought he saw the principle of persecu- tion now raising its head, and that it ought to be re- sisted. The alarm of the Church being in danger, was something like a former alarm about invasion!—! If they could once succeed in beating down Joseph Lancaster, he did not know what would become of the funds subscribed ; but he believed that the coun- try would hear very little more about the *' National Society." The Churchmen never saw any dan- r, r in universal ignorance, but they were quite alarmed at the idea of any sort of education, except in their own religious doctrines. As to the number of DII- senteis in this country, he believed that it proceeded from the carelessness of the established clergy. Who would run the chance of an ague in a cold church ( he would not use an epithet that had once been ap- c plied to it) merely to be se t asleep by the drowsy discourse of a preacher without energy or talents? He thought that preachers of energy and talents weie generally excluded from the regular churches, and therefore people weut elsewhere to hear better preach- ing. If it was tbe careless and slovenly ceinduct of the Ministers of the Church of lingknd that made the number of dissenters, the Church bad no right to attack men for dissenting. Several other gentlemen spoke both for and against the motion, and Mr. Wheble moved an amendment," that 3001, be substituted fer 5001. The question was then put, and on the shew of hands the LORD MAYOR declared that the motion was carricd. A division was demanded, when the numbers were— for tbe motion, 47— against it, 53. It was accordingly lost. GOLD COIN".— How strangely the matter is al- tered since the following paragraph appeared : - " GENEVA, JUNE 2- 1— This Government are determined to prohibit the following foreigncoitisr English guineas, & c. These are no longer to be taken in payment at the public banks; nor can in- dividuals receive them, under the penalty of con- fiscation of the coin, and a fine of 2,000 livres for the first offence, 4e, 000 for the second, and so on to 8,000 livres."— Cumberland Packet Aug. 3, 1784. THE CLERGY.— Our readers will rejoice to hear, that the neglect and wretched situation of the iower orders of the Clergy, so long known a;) J lament- ed by every sincere friend of the Established Church, is likely, at last, to fix the attention of the public. The Curates of Cornwall, Diocese of Ex- eter, have prepared and signed a Petition to the Commons of Great Britain, detailing their neces- sities, and submitting them to the consideration of the House; and we doubt not, that their ex- ample will be followed by the Curates and Incum- bents of small Livings in every Diocese of the Kingdom. We would not insinuate that the great watchmen of the Church have been neglectful of their labouring brethren ; but we cann. it but be- lieve that there must be something radically de- fective in a system which has reduced a body of men, from the enviable situation of administering to the temporal, as well as the spiritual wants of their . neighbours, to the miseries of poverty and dependence; leaving them with stipends " less than many of the servants of the Members of your Hon. House demand and receive as their yearly wages."—( Staffordshire Advertiser.) ( PORTUGAL.— View of the amount of the troops of the line, garrisons, militia, and ordenanza of Portugal, in Nov. 1811. Troops of rhe Line. Men. 24 Regiments of Infantry 32,716 12 Battalions of Caeadores 7,366 12 Regiments of Cavalry 6,101 4 Ditto of Artillery 4,925 Royal Guard of Police 1,350 General Infantry depot ( recruits) 2,863 Ditto- of Cavalry ( ditto) 456 Regimental Depots '..' 3,399 Horses. 146 39 3,734 e » s 1 315. Total Troops of the Line.. Garrisons Militia 59,174 3,163 58,296 4,327 Total 12cd, 353 4,803 Besides these, there are ordenanza, paitly armed with pikes, and partly with muskets :— Ordenanza, armed with pikes. 125,837 Ditto, with muskets 82,377 200,985 BELFAST: Printed and Published by DKBMMOND ANDIRSON, fo » Sslf and the other Pioprcetots, every Monday, WrJmii& r, an.', Saturday. — Price of the Paper, when sent to any pari « f the United K- io^ dwii, * 3, » s, id. jpsely, pud ia » d- vou « »
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