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Belfast Commercial Chronicle


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Date of Article: 02/03/1812
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NUMJ5ER 1,101 1 MONDAY, MARCH 1812. [ PPI CE . > D, NEWRY. 800 Hogsheads Flax- Seed. ANDREW AIKEN has on Sale, 800 Hogsheads of NEW- YORK & PHILADELPHIA FLAX- SEED, Growth of the Years 1810 and 1811, of the bast quality, and which he will sell on moderate Terms. NEWRY, 21st February, 1312. N. B. The . ffiOLUS is daily expe& ed at this Port from NEW- YORK. ( 60S FIR'HE EN rtRPt^ zE, from NEW- YORK, is daily ex- jL pedted at this Port, with a Cargo of gOO Hogsheads of Flaxseed. ] 00 Ban els Pot Ashes, and 20,000 Parrel Staves. TREVOR & SMITHSON CORRY. NEWRY, Feb 28. A Parcel of Last Year's NEW- YORK FLAXSEED for Sale. AMERICAN PRODUCE, SEE. NEWRY, 10th February, 1812. 500 Hitgslxads New- York Flaxseed, 6() 0 Tons of Pitch, Yellow Pine and Oak Timber, 18 Thousand White Oak Barrel Staves, 15 Fathoms ot Four Feet Lath- wood, 50 Hogsheads of Leaf Tobacco, 100 Hhds. Scale Sugar, of Fine & Common qualiti s, 50 Puncheons Whitley, 80 Casks No. 4, and 7, Bleachers' Smalts, 20 Tierces of Dutch Vinegar, Together with an Extensive Assortment of GROCERIES, FOR SALE BY 532) RICHARD BRYANS. FLAXSEED & STAVES. RIPHE SUBSCRIBERS are Landing, from the EDWARD, JL G. R DOWDALL, Master, from NEW- YORK, 488 Hogsheads, 1 FLAXSEED, 49 Half Hogsheads, $ 18,000 Barrel STAVES, Which they offer for Sale. JOHN & HUGH BOYD. NPWRY, February 6, 1812. ( 523 FOR SALE, 680 Hhds. New New- York Flaxseed, 200 Ditto, of last Year's importation, 100 Barrels of Pot Ashes, latest manufacture, 50,000 Hhd. and Barrel Staves, Per MASSASOIT. 10 Hhds. of Tobacco, 100 Bales of Altcanl Barilla; Which, with a Cargo of Gottenburg TIMBER and PLANK, will be sold on reasonable Teims, by LAWFORD, TRONSON, & CO, NEWRT, February 20, 1812. ( 616 aucfson at newry, r. commence on THURSDAY, the 5tb March next, at the' Hour of ELEVEN o'clock, and continue Daily until all is Sold, at the House of the late Mr,. MCDOWELL, High- A " GREAT variety of ELEGANT FURNITURE, jA nearly new, consisting of Mahogany Tables, Chairs, Drawers, Bedsteads, and Feather Beds ; Looking Glasses; B large Settee; a good Eight- day Clock; a Side- Board; two or three Services of best Delf, and a great variety of KITCHEN FURNITURE, with many other Articles too tedious to mention. As .- very thing will be Sold without reserve this Sale will be found wortny of Notice. Term"— Cab. „ February 20. N B The INTEREST in the HOUSE, to behold— tor ' Particulars, apply to Mr. RICHARD WRIGHT, Newry ; or to Mr. JOHN GAUSSEN, Ballytonan. ( 595 ,£> 2400 OR £ 2700, WANTED TO BORROW, either of the above Sums, to be secured by a Mortgage ol Lands in the County of Antrim, held in perpetuity.— Apply at the Office of RAMSEY & GARRETT. Belfast, Feb. IS. (- 597 JOHN NURSERY- MAN HERVEY. AND FLORIST, IT" AS at present, in liis NURSERIES, an extensive Col- Jl leition ot all sorts of FRUIT TREES, FOREST TREKS, EVERGREENS, and Decieuoua Flowering Plants. He has received, per late vessels from LONDON, a gieat variety of New and Curious GREENHO » SE PLANT s, which, with his former Stock, make a very extensive collection.— The CHORCOIIUS JAI- ONICA, to be had of him, quite a new and most boautiful hardy Greenhouse Plant. His coIleeSion of Hei baceous Plants is the most extensive in this country, and contains a great many rare and beautiful sorts :— Best SEA KALE, ASPARAGUS, and RED CABBAGE PLANTS.— The ve hole of the above will be sold ( according to quality) on the most moderate Terms. Orders received at the SEED SHOP, Belfast, and Goods delivered ( as usual) free . of expellee. Particular care is taken in Packing every Article which leaves the Nursery. 649) NUKSERYVILLE, COMBER, Feb. 29, 1812. PARLIAMENT, HOUSE OF COMMONS— MONDAY, FEB 24. COLONEL M'MAHON's APPOINTMENT. MOST DESIRABLE SITUATION. To he Let, and immediate Possession given, or the Interest in the Lease Sold, whereof 44 Years are unexpiredfrom May last, ' ij HAT Large and Commodious DWELLING- HOUSE, I No. 5, Custom- house- cttay, in complete repair, and fit for the reception of a Genteel Family. Its situation and conveniences ire too well known to require comment. Apply to the Subscriber, THOMAS EKENHEAD. Belfast, February 3. ( 483 TO BE LET, From the First of May next, 1O0UR NEW HOUSES, in Scotch- street, in the City it' of ARMAGH. Particulars may be known, by apply- ing to the Snbscriber, who will dispose of Sixty ' Pons of Oatmeal, Of the very best quality ( Seedy or Sifted), at his Mills at Balhnahone. LEONARD DOBBIN. ARMAGH, Feb. 24. ( 629 TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, On the Premises, ( if not previously disposed of) in MONDAY, the 30/ b March next, Hr'EN ACRES of most excellent LAND, adjoining the iL Town of COMBER, held by Lease for Three Young Lives. On this Concern - are Two Water Wheels, one occu- pied in spinning Linen Yarn; with complete Machinery; the other drives a Double Engine and Wash Mill, well cal- culated for the haif- white or brown beetling business.— From the command of water, the whole is well adapted for an extensive Flour Mill, being situated in the heart cf a Wheat growing Country. For paiticulars, apply to Mr. STITT, of Comber, who will treat with any person disposed to purchase. COMBER, 28th February, 1812. N. B. The Purchase- Money may remain on approved se- curity. ( 6% BALLAST OFFICE, 17 th February, 1812. NR HE Contraft of JACKSON CLARK, for Supplying the ! l Corporation with BALLAST, having expired, such Persons as wi » h to make a new ContraS for the above pur- pose during the period of SEVEN Years, are desired to lend in Sealed Proposals to the Ballast Master, on or before MONDAY the 9th of March next, on which day the con- tractor to be de- clared. Five Hundred Pounds security will be required. Further particulars may be had at the Ballast Office. ( 580 CAUTION. SEVERAL People being in the habit of trusting some of the Detachments of Artillery, stationed at Belfast and Carrickfergus. with Sums amounting to more than their Regimental Pay— This is to Caution the Inhabitants, that if they trust any more after this Public warning, they will not be paid. ^ DURNFORD, Captain, Royal Artillery. T 623) STOP THIEF. ON SUNDAY NIGHT the 2Sd inst- some Per. on or Persons, forced their way into my Stable, by removing the stones that held the door- frame, and feloniously stole a BRIGHT BAY MARE, aged, about 15 hands high, one^ hind foot white, value 20 Guineas.— They also carried off a CAR and TACKLING, and a SADDLE and BRIDLE. Whoever returns said Mare and Car, 8cc. shall receive FIVE GUINEAS Reward, by applying to Mr. WILLIAM JAMESON, North- street, Belfast; or to the Proprietor, DOAGH, near Ballyclare,? JAMES GALT. County Antrim, Feb. 24. $ £> 31 COUNTY OF LONDONDERRY. TO BE SOLD, rj lHF. Town and Lands of Tobermore, Gortamny, Moy- .1. asset, Calmore Upper and Lower, Cloan, and Fort- w'llliam, situate in the Barony of Loughenshollen. insaidCoun ty held by lew farm Grans at the yearly Rent of =£ 14. pa'. t ol the Estate of the Right Honourable Sir GEORGE Ft rzotRALD HILL, Bart, containing 1111 Acres, or there- ahonts, and BOW held by solvent Tenants at a clear yearly Profit Rent of = 678?), 10r. 10d. the greater part out of 1 ease, and that in Lease held on very short Tenures. The Lands are now valued at ,£ 1303, 9T. 6d. and if all out of Lease, freim t'ne nature of the Soil and the abundance of Limestone, may be valued at 3C/ per Acre, round. Said Lands will be soid separately or together; and the Purchaser or Purchasers « 1 cUred as soon as the value shall be offered. Proposals in writing, will be received by MARCUS SAMUEL HILL, Esq. Londonderry; ANDREW LITTLE, Coleiaine; Us. GREGG, of Londonderry; and JOHN CHAMBERS, 11, Lower- Gardi- ner- street, Dublin, Attorney at Law, will furnish Rentals of said Premises, and give all further necessary information aud with whom may be seen a Map of said Premises. THOMAS M » CIIILAM » Newtonlioiavady Lands, AUCTION AT COOKSTOWN. TO BE SOLD, on TUESDAY the 17th Day of March next, ir'HE DWELLING FIOUSE and PREMISES, occu- J forborne inquiry; but as A pied by the late Major HAMILTON ; held by Lease from Mr. STEWART, of Killymoon, of which eoe good Life is in being; subject to the Yearly Rent of = 61, 15/. ' Ihe place is fitted up with peculiar elegance, and fit for the im- mediate r « cepeian ol a genteel Family. Any one wishing to view the place, may apply to JOSEPH CHAMBERS, the Proprietor, en the Premises. A Deposit of =£ 100 will be required on the Sale, and the remainder on perfecting the Deed of Conveyance, when im- mediate possession will be given. ( 603 A FFJvSIMPLE ESTA TE IN THE COUNTY OF DOWN. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, at the DONEGALL- ARMS, Belfast, on FRIDAY the 6th Day of March next, at ONE o'Clock, HE Tovvnlands of HOI. YWOOD and KNOCK- 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 rise 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 Hun- lred Acres. For every information respecting the same, application to he made to THOMAS L. STEWART, Esq. Belfast, where the Title- Deeds and Rerit- Rolls can be seen. 307) Dated Belfast, 1st January, 1812. £> The above Sale is Adjourned till FRIDAY the 13th March. TO BE SOLD, npHF. FARM of MAGHERACLAY, in " ffie. Liber- 1 ties of Coleraine, containing 20 AcJss of excellent Land, free from Rent; the property of ROBERT GIVEN) Esq. Proposals will be received by Mr. ANfHiRSON, mills, who will give every information necessary. 556) • February q. yJ3P TO BE SOLD. ' IfHAT HOUSE, BLEACH- YARD, and FARM of 1, LAND, in the Parish of Derryaghy, containing 15A. 2R. 24P. English Measure, subjeCt only to ,£ 30 annually; formerly occupied by the late ROBER r DU NCAN, Esq. It is situated within five miles of Belfast, and two of Lisburu ; held by lease under the MARQUIS of HERTFORD for one good Life only 15 years of age, and the remainder of 21 years freim 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 CURTE1S, of Glenburn, Esq. l] j November 1. Mr. will shew the W1 TO BE. SOLD, On or before tie 12th of next March, THIRTY ACRES of LAND, in Olenmaquill, Propor- tion of Vintners, and County of Londonderry, held under the Heirs of the late Right Hon. THOS. CONOLLY, renewable for ever, at the small Yearly Relit of £ 6, 12j 3d.-, 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 Turbary very convenient. The above Freehold is so weli circumstahced, that it needs no com- ment, being situated within a long mile of Maglierafelt, four of Maghera, two of Castledawson, and two of Desartmartin. The goodness of the I. and, the nature of the Tenure, and Situation, speak for themselves. For further particulars, application to be made to the Pfoprietftr, ROBERT CLA » K » , of Moneymore, who will give every necessary information, ss to the Title Deeds, & e. 511) Meneymore, Feb, 5. Mr. BAN1CES rose, and desired the Clerk to read the report madejby the Committee of Finance in 1783, and thai: of the Committee of Military Inquiry made in 180S, respecting the office of Pay- master of Widows' Pensions, in order, he said, that posterity might know the reasons which induced the House to the determination to which it should jj that night come. The resolutions having been accordingly read, the Hon. Gentleman said, he couid scarcely see any reason for his adding one word to the emphatic Resolutions ju. « t read against the continuance of the sinecure appointment of Paymaster. The very existence of the Resolu tions was a sufficient ground to justify the Hou< e * in calling on that Minister who had dared to dis. regard them, to account for his conr jfl, in filling a situation so strongly recommended to be abo- lished.—( Hear, hear I)— It was a stretch of office for which the acuteness and ingenuity of the Right Hon. Gentleman could scarcely furnish any pal- ' liat ion. 1 he Minister had admitted bis lesponsi- biliry ; in such a cafe ha necessarily must: but is that sufficient, had he taken the responsibility ? but had he taken that responsibility on himself in such a manner as to shield his Royal Highness from all imputation ? he thought he had not; and that in the manner in which it had been done, he must necessarily be implicated ; considering the relation in which the parties stood, the length of service, the known and well- merited attachment, how could it be thought that the Royal Master of such a ser- vant would not be implicated ? The motives which direfled the condufl of the Minister upon that oc- casion, he supposed to have a greater regard to • self- interest than for the public good. Was he ! not trying the feelings of Parliament and the pub. I lie opinion by an aCtion, when he must know that the blame was not to fall upon himself alone? Was he not trying, that if any obloquy might arise, his Royal Highness might fully participate ? By the situation in which the House was placed", he felt great difficulty with respea to the part he was to aa. Did the Right. Hon. Gentleman think there was no difficulty ? Was it not a most unplea- sant task to pass a vote which would imply a de- gree of censure where none should fall ? from the exalted tank and many princely virtues of his Royal Highness, from his high sense of the great merits of the galiant Officer, from personal respea, he found great difficulty in stirring the question! What impelled him to move in it ? Nothing but a strong feeling of Parliamentary duty. If not obtruded on him in the manner i is ; if it did not come forward in this Parliami try shape; if it did not make a part of Estinu vhich they were bound to examine, he himse t vauld have ... it w » s thus before the House, they must deal with it accordingly. It never had been admitted by the Committee, that offices to which large salaries and no services were annexed, should be retained, with the exception in the Royal Household, and about his Majesty's person.— This office was different. The objec- tion to the grant was stronger from the possi. bility of reward, in a manner perfealy unobjec- tionable. Entering upon a new reign, the Save- reign would have it in his power, from the in- creased splendour of his establishment, to reward the services of the gallant in an ample and digni- fied manner. He disclaimed any share of private feeling operating on his ( Mr. Bankes) conduCf, as tf he afted from attachment to Resolutions in which he had so great a share; he felt not the least hurt OJI that account; but if, contrary to his ex- peaations, the House should vote against the Amendment which he was about to propose, no- thing could prevent its being followed by this in- terpretation, namely, that the House had aban- doned all the measures taken to enforce economy, and that all the discussions as to our> revenUe were at an end, and that full liberty was given for every sort of irregularity and profusion— He concluded with moving an Amendment to the Resolution, the effea ot which was, to leave out the amount of the salary of the Paymaster to the Fund for the support of Officers' Widows. Mr. MATTHEW MONTAGUE, allowing every degree of credit to the Hen. Gentleman ( Mr. Bankes) and admitting the purity of his motives, still he was of opinion that others who thought quite differently with him on the subjea before the House were equally entitled to credit for the purity of their motives From the ex. treme anxiety with which that Honourable Gen- tleman examined financial subjeas, and from his strong and laudable desire to promote economy, he thought his mind had received a bias wljich made him examine the present subjea with too much jealously. He would not be understood as speaking against economy ; he knew its impor- tance : but there were lines of demarcation to be drawn— The good of the country equally requir- ed, that the Pi ince should be in possession ot his just prerogatives as the People of their rights, and one of these, and of the Highest consequence, was, that the ability of rewarding public services should remain with the Crown. The Resolutions con- fined the sphere of reward too much ; and the species of merit was too much confined. Parsi- mony is nat economy, properly understood ; and no money so badly employed, as that which is prevented from being employed beneficially.— ( A laugh.) Mr. LOCKHART, defended the condufl of the Minister in . granting the place under a condi- tion ; if he had done otherwise, he would have gone contrary to the sense of Parliament ; but if he had not advised the filling ir. up, subjea to that condition, he would have opposed the influence of the Crown, where nothing tinal had been set- j tied ; he had observed the true giedium, and was j! free irom blame on er « iy lid:. Mr. M'DONALD spoke, with warmth in sup- port of the Amendment. They were not sent there, he said, to abet the obsequiousness of < in accommodating Minister, but as the successors of men who sacrificed every thinff to the good of their country. The character of Parliament should never be surrendered, but particularly in times like ! these. Were the accumulation of taxes, the de- cay of traoe, and the other calamities of the times to be grounds upon which their, duty to their con- 1 stituents were to be abandoned ? If not, it was the du'y of this House to read a lesson to the advisers of Princes, not more useful to the people than to ' the Princes themselves. The high services of him who was the objeCt of this m ion, he admitted as fully as any man, but thought other means should be resorted to. and the establishment of the Prince must ha- ve afforded ample means. There were other circusns: ances which called for the attention of the House, conneaed with the grant as much as the grant itself, namely, the time at which it wa| made— during the prorogation of Parliament: why not wait for the meet: ng of Parliament ?— The Chancellor of the Exchequer, at that time, might be considered as a Minister or trial; it vis in defiance of the Resolutions of the House, hut it is said that it was not done in opposititirt to an Aa of Parliamen; ; but he Resolutions of the H" use he considered of equal force in this case. Seich was the weight e> f thOse objeaions, that he thought the Minister wouh! have precluded the necessity of a voteb;' cancelling the appointment^ he had, not done so. but if he bad not done his duty, that war no reason that the House should forgyt theirs. Mr. FITZGERALD said, that the Hon. Gen- tleman who iiad just sat down seemed to forget, in the course of his speech against sinecures, that he himselt held one; there was, however, a ma. tetial difference between it and that which was conferred on Colonel M'Mahon ; the latter was the reward of long and faithful services, the for- mer was received when the Hon. Member was a mere school- boy. He willingly joined in the de- ference which the House entertained of the mo- tives of the Right Hon. Gentleman who brought forward this mdtion, but he thought it would have been only fair in him to have done justice to the motives of his Right Hon. Friend. The Right Hon. Gentleman, when he used the language of confidence and friendship, should not have inter- mingled therewith the imputation of courtly ob- sequiousness ; when he descanted on the subject of debate in expressions of this nature, he should have omitted those compliments to the purity of his Right Hon. Friend's intentions, which, when paid in such a manner, he ( Mr. Fit/. gerald) could not deem sincere. He was sure that some great perversity existed in the treatment of this subjea, for, after the declaration of his Right Honourable Friend the other night, he was accused of having determined to give away every sinecure office, in spite of t . e- recommt- iidarione of the Commissioners of 1782.—( Hear, hettr.) — If the statements which were made could apply to men in office in a time not so particular as this, the terrors which seemed to be entertained on this subjea might be war- ranted, but. he was convinced that his Right Hon. Friend would be the very last to expose himself to the liability of incurring the imputations which had been thrown upon him. It was argued, that this proposition was an insult to Parliament and the People, and that it was dragging the Prince Regent through the dirt ; he asked, did the way in which the offics was giv# n oc- casion that assertion ? Was it an insult to tiie Prince to advise him to reward a man who, having access to his Royal Highness for years, was never known to abuse the care of his place ? So far from being an insult, it was anticipating the wishes of his Royal Highness in an honour- able manner. The only question to be considered was, whether the sum was to be refused, for the purpose of furthering the gjeat objefl of economy ? The case should not be prejudged by the House; it could not be contended that the emoluments of the office were to be taken from the objeas of the Royal bounty; nor could it, on fair grounds, be urged that the objea of the Motion was to add this j£ 2700 a year to the Widows' Pensions, at the expence of marking the first ad of his Royal Highness's reign with censure. Mr. M'DONALD, in explanation, stated that the sinecure which he held was one of the least objeaionable nature ; its emoluments did not arise out of the public purse, but from individuals who accepted public offices. Whenever an example was set of giving up sinecures of every kind, he would readily follow it, but he would never suffer the animadversions of a Lord of the Treasury to alter either his opinions or his conduCt. Mr. FITZGERALD said, in explanation, that he did not refer to the Hon. Gentleman's holding of a sinecure place, either in a political or moral view. Mr. WILBERFORCE observed, that the Hon. Gentleman ( Mr. Fitzgerald) seemed to think that all who held sinecure places were pre- cluded from giving their opinions in Parliament— he believed, however, that few would agree with him in that opinion. It was elf far more conse- quence to consider the principle of his Honourable Friend's objection to the vote, than the circum- stances of the particular case. Much had been said of the recommendation of the Commissioners of the year 1782; he lecolleaed that the Com- mission was composed of men who were not Members of Parliament, in order that they might exercise more independence of judgment respect- ing the offices which should or should not be abolished. Thus formed, they commenced their inquiry, and the public well knew* that they re- commended the abolition of this office, as being of no manner of use. Thiity years after this re- commendation was made, when the value of the office had isc, eased, instead of being abolished, a fresh lease as it were, was granted. The great point was » that there was soin. thing in the nature j of. the office, and of the source ftom whence its emoluments were derived, which'rendered it. most obnoxious to the public misun -' erstanding, suspi- cion, arid obloquy.. If a principle of the kind laid down by the Hon. Gentleman was to he admitted into the public expenditure, there was no knowing w'here it would end; nothing could be more falla-. ciotis or extravagant; This country enjoyed a larger portion of liberty and order" than any other in the civilized world-— but, whenever a deformity was found among its virtues, it was always dwelt on, and made a subjea of animadversion and ce-- sure. At a tim:. when the vessel of the Stale should be lightened, they should not endeavour to sink ir, by putting in fresh burdens. . He knew the purity jyid honour of hii Right Hon. Fiiend ( Mr. Perceval) but he could not help deeply r. - gretting that he did not see the danger of mea- sures, of this description, and their openness to in- vidious construaion. In times like ; he present, it was the duty of the House to do a Way those large blots which wete so liable to^ be pointed at. He maintained that the duration of this office, which had been long since doomed and desiint " to < r. aihilatfon, should not be defended by patti- cular arguments. He gave his » ob roc.' heartily for theAmendment. Lord CASTLEREAGH said, that when Par- liament passed the Resolution which had b- en so often alluded to, they did not mean it as a direc- tion to the Executive Government, but as a guide to their own decisions. This determination was coupled with the condition, that whenever sine- cure places should be abolished, a countervailing fund was to be vested in the Crown, to enable it to confer rewards on merit. Parliament being thus charged with the seleaion of the offi. es which wete to be abolished, any interposition on the part of the Minister of the Crown would be an usurpa- tion of their rights. This was the case of the Wi- dows' Pensions— the subjea was forced upon the attention of the House in the vote of the Army- Estimates— but he did not think that the wish which had been manifested by the Hon. G" ntle. man who brought this subjea forward, of taking away the emoluments of the offics, and leaving the exertions of the person who filled it without remuneration, was consistent with the mode of Parliamentary proceedings. It was nr> t right to cast in this way a censure upon the Executive Go* vernment and its Ministers. He gave every credit to the motives of the Hon. Gentleman ; but under the circumstances which he had stated, and giv- ing no opinion respeaing the continuation of the office, he would vote against the Amendment. General TARLETON said, that the charac- ter which Colonel M'Mahon deservedly held, for good sense and martial courage, rendered him worthy of holding a high rank in the army, but he regretted his being placed in a situation which exposed him to the obloquy of the House. Look- ing to all the arrangetnems which had lately taken place, he could not avoid coming to the conclu- sion, that the possession of power is an intoxicat- ing thing.—( A laugh ) The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER observed, that the Hon. Gentleman v/ ho had just sat down had declared his opinion that Colonel M'Mahon was treated with great unkindness in having this office conferred on him : he could not see the hardship of the case, for the gallant Colonel was at liberty, if he pleased, not to accept the of- fice. He feared, however, that he had incurred the Hon. Gentleman's political hostility, by re- commending him to the government ot the garri- son which he then held.—( Loud cries of hear, hear.) The Hon. Member for Yo, kshire lamented that he ( t{ ie Chancellor. of the Exchequer) did not see this question in a different light. If lie agreed with him in thinking that all the dangers of the country were to arise out of this sinecure, he would have considered the propriety of not taking the opportunity of advising that it should'be re- granted ; but as he saw the subjea differently, and as he thought that greiter dangers would ac- crue to the State from declamation of this kind, he could not but approve of the line of cotutuCt which he had pursued. The Hon. Gs- nileman was generally consistent in his arguments, which he followed with as consistent voies, ( Hear, hear), but he conceived, that in this case he did not aCt or speak as he was accustomed. With respea to the Report of the Commissioners, he did not know whether it was to be considered as law, since Par- liament,' during so long a period, had not aCted upon it: but if this office had been so particularly denounced, why was it not abolished by Bill, as other sinecures had been? One observation was made, which was rather strange. It was said » that it would have been much fairer to h ave grant- ed this office to some of his political friends; he, however, thought, that if it was to be granted at all, it was most proper to advise that it should be conferred on a person who had particular claims 011 the Regent. He thought that it was not con- stitutional to reward services by votes of Parlia- ment instead of grants ol the Crown, He again stated his readiness to take upon himself every responsibility for the advice which he had given upon this subjea; and as to sinecures in general, he thought that one was not more obnoxious than another. Mr. WHITE READ stated, that he would he glad to know whether, when the Right Honour- able Gentleman recommended the appointment of his Hon. Friend ( General Tarleton) to the Go- vernment of Berwick, he was actuated by the desire of rewarding his military services, or by a wish of procuring his Parliamentary support ? If the Right Hon. Gentleman had been influenced by the former motive, he was convinced that he never had acted more conscientiously. The pre- sent question was different in respect to votes from any other of a similar nature j for if there should be a majority in favour of Col. M'Mahon, it would arise from the consideration that he w.< s a personal favourite of the Prince Regent. The very worst feature of the commencement of his Royal Highness's reign was, that offers" of place ( See Second Page.) h. e j * 1 i BELFAST COMM tiHCIAL CH LION1C L E. rrarei PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. ( In continuation from Fh • st Page.) had been made to persons of all parties, and these offers bad been refused with contempt. A No- ble Lord said\ that die objection of the Honour- able Gentleman ( Mr. Bankes) to the item in the vote was made in ao unparliamentary way. He conceived, that the declaration of war was part of the prerogative of the Crown, as was also the grant of a sinecure place, but he conceived that bo'h were under the controul of that House, from whose vote proceeded the money which carried on the one, and supported the other. The Right Hon. Gentleman animadverted upon the refusing this grant on grounds which had so long lain dor- mant. He was sorry to say, that too many Re- ports were suffered to lie unnoticed on the table, but this. could only be attributed to the dexterity and designing condnct of Ministers. The Right Hon. Gentleman had very improperly taken great credit to himself for submitting this mea- sure to the cognizance and disposal of Parliament, but he should like to know how the Right Hon. Gentleman could avoid it. He observed, that the Minister had of late carried questions, with small majorities in that House j who were to be his colleagues, or whether they should have a general principle among them, upon which they should act, and which they could hold fo: th to the people, or be a cavilling and disputing Cabinet, remained for consideration at another time There could be no doubt but that the source from whenc° the emoluments of Colonel M'Mahon's office flowed was obnoxious to the people ; the objection was not urged on the score of economy, fo'r if the same sum was dispersed among those whose natural protectors had been destroyed in the service of their country, he was covinced that the proceeding would be received with universal acclamation and applause. Numerous appoint- ments were now vacant; one appointment in their House was vacant ( the Serjeant at Arms), which had been lately held by a distinguished Officer.— Was not that a fit place for Colonel M'Mahon ? In this measure there was one thing worthy of consideration, namely, that it stamped the cha- racter of the reign ; the memory of it would not p;; ss away, if even his Royal Highness should fill the Throne for a longer time than his revered Father did. On these grounds he supported the Amendment. Mr- SHERIDAN approved of the disposition to abolish all unmerited places and appointments; but he thought that too great a degree of warmth was introduced in the discussion of the present j lbject. He acknowledged the importance of the questir^ n, when looked at in the light of stamping the character of the Prince's reign. The tone of his Hon. Friend, with respect to Colonel M'Ma- hon, had been altered : he had formerly stated, that if the place was. to be continued, none was so proper as the Hon. Officer. It was now said, that by this appointment' the Minister wished to gain personal influence with the Prince Regent. His own wish was, that Colonel M'Mahon had not taken the appointment. Why not, instead of an Amendment, make a mqtion for the abolition of the office ? No man knew better than himself the independent spirit of Col. M'Mahon. Should Parliament be advers to the grant, he would re. sign ail pretensions to it. Had Colonel M'Ma- lioa declined the appoin ment, would not some other person in that case have accepted of it ? Mr. WH1TBREAD stated, in explanation, that the appointment of Colonel M'Mahon would have more influence with many in the vote they would give, than that of any other person. He had expressed the greatest respect for the Hon. Officer, and, in particular, pointed out an ho- nourable and lucrative situation to which he might be appointed. Lord COCHRANE was against the grant. The House betfame impatient lor the question, and a divis'on took place— - For the Amendment 115 Against it 112 Majority against Ministers... 3 L. OIM DON, Wednesday, February ' 26. JAMAICA MAIL Letters and Papers have been received fiom Jamaica to the 12th ult. A smart shock of an earthquake was felt at Kingston and the vicinity, in the night » f the 4th of January, but no ma- terial damage vv„ s sustained in consequence. Ad- mit al Stirling had arrived at Port Royal- in the Arethusa, to take the command on the Jamaica station. The letters state that business is very dull, and that the pressure of the times continu- ed to be severely felt in that colony. Meetings had been held in different districts of the Island, to take into consideration the measures most pro- per to be adopted to allevia e the general distress. At one of these it was staad, that within the last few years upwards of two millions and a half sterling had been laid out in coffee plantations, in which 7000 negroes were employed. It was urged to recommend Government to introduce the u » e of coffa* into the navy, and to allow neu- trals to. carry it from the plantations during the interruption to the trade of Great Britain. At a meeting of the inhabitants of St. Mary's, Resolutions to the following- effect were passed : That there is no hope of succour from the mo- ther country under the distresses of this coloey; that the principal bur hen of the taxes lies upon the slave owners; that the principal evil is to be attributed to the absentees: that a Bill be recom- mended to the Legislature to compel attorniss or agents to charge six per cent commission upon produce, one- sixth of which should go in aid of the Is'and expences; to recommend a tax on counsellors, attornies, & c. whose incomes exceed 700/. per annum ; and also a duty of L. per ton in addition, to be impo'sed on British and Spanish yesiels, ti e produce of the above'to be applied to the relief of the poorer planters of the colony. Seme ef the letters mention a scheme for the issue of a paper currency to the amount of 500,000/ in nous of the value of from 11. to 90/.; such notes to be onsidered as a legal tender upon all ccc;. sions. The same letters observe, that the sugar of last season only netted 7/. per- hogshead, and coffee 15*. per tierce, to the uuiortunate jrl oV, « r. Yesterday afternoon, the travelling chaise of her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte of Wales broke down in Whitehall, nearly opposite the mansion of Lord Carrington. The accident | took place in consequence of the pin of the fore- spring giving way ; ' the chaise was not overturn- ed, but was thrown in a position inclining for- 1 wards. Her Royal Highness, who was attended by Lady De Clifford, did not seem in the least alarmed, still less hurt by the accident. Last night Lord Castlereagh took his seat among the Ministers on the Treasury Bench, in the House of Commons—( Star.) The long- talked of marriage between Miss Til- ney Long and Mr. W. P. T. L. Wellesley is, it is said, at length upon the point of being completed. Miss Long's bridal dress is of the most splendid description ; her gown alone will cost 6009 gui- neas ; the necklace £ 30,000. The other parts of her dress are equally elegant and expensive. Miss Emma Long's fortune, like that of her elder sister, is differently stated— from 60 to £ 100,000. Mr. Buike, stated to be the accepted lover of Miss Emma Long, is a young gentleman of for- tune in the county of Galway, and nephew to the Countess Dowager of Errol. Miss, Charlotte Manners Sutton, a daughter of the Archbishop of Canferbnry, is, it is said, about to give her hand to the Rev. Mr. Crofts, of Vorkihire. » The beautiful and accomplished Miss F. den with a power unknown to- any ' raws.-' that are ac- knowledged by civilized na'ions, for it was allow- ed :-. retrospective operation of ten months, and mil? a-^ s that were perfefllv legal when thev took place, become criminal by an ex p- ist facto construction, and punishable with confiscation. This outrage on Humanity and com- non honesty, our government! has declared was not an attack on our neutral character. Bonaparte, notwith- standing this Decree, they now style mrr friend, and are about to make war on Great Britain, to assist him in his plans of universal dominion ! I( we will do this— if we will declare war against Great Britain, some are so weak as to suppose that the Emperor will restore the property seized under the Ramboulliet Decree. But they are mistaken, ^ onaparte may apply the money in the common ^ nilse; but to return it would not be agreeably to the policy which he has pursued with other na- tions, who have also condescended to be his friends. DUBLIN Saturday, February cig. CATHOLIC AGGREGATE MEETING. Yesterday, at one o'clock, the Right H> n. the Earl of Fingal having taken the Chair, the Hon. MrB. irnewall rose and addressed his Lordship, and begged leave to submit to the consideration of she i Meeting the draft of an Address to the Prince Re- niece of Lord Auckland, will shortly be led to j gent, and a Petition to Parliament, on behalf of the Hymeneal Altar by the gallant Capt. Graham Moore, of the Royal Navv. Is is generally imagined that the present Mar- chioness of Hertford is n> jt the mother of the Earl of Yarmouth, but that his Lordship is the Mar- quis's son by his former marriage with the daugh- ter of Lord Windsor. The fafl is, however, that the present Marchioness is the mother of the Earl of Yarmouth, who was born the 11th March, 1777. The Marchioness was the daughter and heiress of the late Viscount Irwin, and married 20th May, 1776, Viscount Beauchamp, now Marquis of Hertford. The Marchioness was born the 10th June, 1759, and is therefore now in her 53d year. Her Ladyship is still a very fine wo- man, though grown very large. The Marquis of Lansdown's motion to come on in the House of Lords, relative to the Orders in Council, has excited considerable interest. His Lordship has consulted several merchants in the city, attached to the Whig interest, while those who intend to oppose the motion, have also con- sult'^ the merchants of the Tory faflion. Proposal » - from the American Government, with a view to induce our Cabinet to rescind the Orders in Council, are said to have within these few days been taken into consideration by our Ministers. A very general opinion prevails in Paris, that Bonaparte intends immediately to make an over- ture for Peace to the Prince Regent. Ail the Military Schools, recently established, by order of Government, have adopted Bell's system of education. Ths following commercial interchange, to a limited extent, has been consented to. by the Go- vernments of Gr-.'* l Britain and France : — In return for four hrgsheads of claret, is to be escorted one hogshead of sugar of 12 cwt. or 1200 skins, or medicinal | druc « to an indufinit* amount The quality of the claret is ro be " itch a* is imuVjrimdc >• stood under the di- tin< 3; on of prize claret. ' ... * The rra> sitSion is to commence by the importation of the wine, in the as< rgr, « j quantity of pioportion, liom France. Conformably with these conditions, six licen- ces, for six different cargoes, were on the 16th inst. signed by Napoleon, and remain in the hands of the Grantees on the other side of the water. As the size or tonnage of the vessels to be em- ployed in this traffic is not specified, the dimen- sions may be regulated at the convenience or dis- cretion » f the Merchant. AMERICA. An Ameiican Gentleman leaves Town this evening or to- morrow morning, for Paris, with dispatchas of great importance from theAmeri- can Minister here, for Mr. Barlow. It is gene- rally understood that they contain thetesolution communicated by our Government to the Ameri- can mission, namely, that the British Cabinet will neither rescind nor modify the Orders in Council. The following are extracts from the American Papers, just received : " It is rumoured that Mr. Foster has demanded a categorical answer of our Executive to the ques- tion— Whether our warlike preparations are des- tined to invade any of his Majesty's dominions.?" " For the honour of the nation, and of human nature, let us now te- minate an unnatural, dan- gerous, and disgraceful spirit of party, and again convince our internal and external foes," That we are all Republicans— that we are all Federalists." " It is said, that in case of a war with Great Britain, 50,000 men have offered to take Upper and Lower Canada, free of ex pence to our Go- vernment. They are composed of the Blue Mountain Boys, the b » < k settler? of Massachu- setts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New- York, and, if necessary, a greater force will be raised." AMERICAN PAPERS. FROM THE NEW„ YORK EVENING POST. Tuesday Feb. i. RAMBOULLIF. T DICREJ.— Governor Wright, says our Minister, is negociating for the restora- tion of American property seized by Bonaparte. Mr. Barlow may ncgociate, and it is probable he is 1 now negociaiing ; but no one has the least hope that j he will meet with success in his negociations.— The Ratnboulliet Decree had no proviso; and the^ property seized under it will never return to its ' owners.— As many people do not understand this unprecedented Decree, it may be well to republibh a part of it. The following is one of its articles » I " Ail vessels navigating under the flag of the j United States, or possessed in whole or in part by any citizen or subjefl of that power, which, count- ing from the 20th of May, 1809, have entered or shall enter into the ports of our empire, of our colonies, or of the countries occupied by our arms, shall be seized and sold, and the produft of the tiries shall be deposited in the surplus fund " Here, we perceivc, that this Decree which passed on the 28th of March, IfciO, ^ as arme the Catholics of Ireland, for a repeal of those laws which still press upon the Catholic body. He th « n moved, that the draft of the Address be now read, which being seconded by Mr. Lalor, it was read as follows: — TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS GEORGE, PRINCE OF WALES, Duke of Cornwall, Regent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, & c. The Humble ADDRESS of the ROMAN CATHOLICS of IRELAND, whose names are undersigned, on behalf of themselves and of others, professing; tile Roman Catho- lic Religion, SHtwtTH—'" That we humbly approach your Royal Highness, as the Guardian of the honour ami interests of this great Empire, and presume resp^ iftfaily to submit to your Royal consideration our peculiar condition, under the Penal Laws now in force agiinst us. " The generous and elevated charafler which the People of Ireland have long been taught to attach to the uame of your Royal Highness, has impressed us with the pleiijing confidence, that the g'orinus work, of effectually relieving ; the Rormn Catholics of theie Realms froAi their numerous ; sufferings, has been reserved for your gracious and hippy interposition in our favour. " We have publicly and solemnly taken every Oath of Fidelity and Allegiance to the Ciown, which the jealous caution of the Legislature has, from lime to time, impo « ed as te « s of our political and moral principles. We are ready j to five every further pledge, that can be required in this resj-- et— and, although we ace stilt set apart ( how wounding to every sentiment of honour!) as if unworihy of credit in these our sworn declaration -.— we can appeal confidently to the sacrifices which we arid our forefathers hive long m;- der and which we still make ( raiher than violate consciences by taking Oaths of a spiritual import, contrary to our bilief) a- decisive proofs of our profound reverence lor the sacred obligation of an Oath. " By those awful Tests we have bound ourselves, in the presence of the All- seing Deity, whom all classes of Chris- tians adore," teff'ttZ" faithful and bear true allegiance to, & c. & c. & c." I [ Here the Vong qualification Oaths prescribed by the Sta- ur - s of 179S,' . 10 the Catholics, are specially sit forth.] " We c. irl w th perfect truth assure your Royal High- ness, that the! poTi'Jl. il and moral principle* asserted by these Tests, are not merely in unison with our fixed principles, but expressly inculcated by the Religion which we profe. s " And we ( lo mist humbly trust, that the professors of Do& rines which p- rmit such Tests to be taken, will appear to your Royal Highness to be entitled to the full enjoyment of Religious Freedom, under the happy Constitution of these Realms. >• -." Frequently has the Legislature of Ireland borne testi- mony to the uniform peaceable demeanour of the Irish Ro- man Catholics, to their acknowledged m. rits as good arid loyal subjects— to the wisdom and sound policy of admitting them to all the blessings of a free Constitution, and of thus bidding togeth r all classes of the People by iriu; ual interest and mutual affi.- Clion. " Yet may we humbly represent to yonr Royal Highness, and we do so at this perilous crisis, with sincere regret and deep solicitude, that the Roman Catholics of Ireland stili re- main sui'jecft to severe and humiliating Laws, rigidly enforc- ed, universally felt, and ipfliSing upon them divers injurious and vexations disabilities, incapacities, privations, and penal- ties, by reason of their conscientious adherences to the Reli- gious Do< 5trines of their Forefathers. " For nearly the entii e period of the last twenty years, the progress of Religious Freedom has been obsct u< 5ledand, whilst other Christian Nations have hastened to unbind the Fetters imposed upon Religious Dissent, the Roman Catholics of Ireland have remained unrelieved. " The laws which unequivocally attest our innocence and our merits, continue to load us with the pains of guilt— our own consciences, the voxe of mankind, acquit us of crime and offeree— our Protestant fellow- citizens press forward with gen. ious ardeur and enlightened benevolence, to testify their eamesr wishes fir our relief— Yet these Penal Laws, of which we humbly complain, cherish the hostility, and im- pede the cordial union of the People, at all times so desir- able, and now so necessary. " These Penal Laws, Sire, operate for no useful or meri- torious purpose— affording no aid to the Constitution in Church or State; nor attaching affection to either, they are efficient only for objeifts ot di- umou and disaffriSion " They separate the Protestant from the Carbolic, and withdraw both fiom the public good: they irritate man against his f.- llow- creature, alienate the subjeift from the State, and leave to the Roman. Catholic community but a precarious and imperfe& pro- eetion as. the reward of fixed and unbroken allegiance. " We forbear, Sire, to detail the numerous incapacities anil inconyeniencies inflicted by those laws, directly or indi- rectly, uppn the Roman Catholic community, or to dwell upon the humiliating and ignominious system of exclusion, reproach, and suspicion, which they generate, and keep alive. Perhaps na « ge or nation has ever witnessed severities more Vexatious, orinfli& ions more taunting, than those which we have long' endured— and of which but too large a portion still remains. " Relief from these disabilities and penalties we have ! sought through every channel, that has appeared lo us to be i| legitimate and eligible. W « have never consciously violat- j! ed, or sought to violate, the known laws of the land; nor jj have we pursued our objeift in any other manner, than such ' jj as has heeii usually adhered to, and apparently the best cal- jj culated to colleft and communicate our united sentiments jl accurately, without tumult, and to obviate ali pretext for as- < serting, that tt e Roman Catholic community at large were jj indifferent to the pursuit of their freedom. " We can affirm, with perfeiSt sincerity, that we have no j latent views to realize— no secret or sinister objeft ro at- tain.— Any siith imputation must be effectually cepelled, ai :| we humbly conceive, by the consideration of our numbers, ,! our - property, our known principles and chara& er. « Our objeiit is avowed and direiSt— earnest, yet national; it extends to an equal participation of the civil rights of the Constitution of our Country, equally, and in common with our fellow- subjeiU of ail other religious parsuasioBs ; it ex tends no further " We would cheerfully concede the enjoyment of Civil j and Religious Liberty to all mankiud— we ask for » o more IWIslvei, ' '' I ( 1 We « eek, not the possesion of offices, but merely eligi- bility to office, in common w: th our feilow- ciriz - ns— not power or ascendancy over any cliss of oeople, hut the . bare perinis- ion to rise from our prostrate posture, and to stand ere< 9 in the Empire. " We have been taught, that, according to the pure and pra& ical principles of the British Constioni- in, property is juirtly entitled to a proportionate share of power— and we humbly trust, that no reasonable apprehension can arise from that power, which is qnly to be obtained and exercised through the Constitution. " We beg leave most humblv to assure your Royal High- ness, that we estimate too highly the genuine valua of the British' Constitution, to entertain any project tending to en- danger its preservation ; and if we persevere with nv*. re than common earnssi- ness in our frumble solicitations to be admitted to its blessings, we hope ttiat our perseverance will be viewed rather as a proof of our just title to the liberty which we seek, and of our sincerity in its pursuit, than as the result of any sentiment foreign to that of true and con- stant allegiance. We would not lightly abandon this para- mount objedf of our wishes; and we should anxiously dread lest our silence might be construed as an indication of de- spair, by a nation of faithful, but feeling Peonle. We are sensible, and we do not regret, that this equality of Civil Rights ( which s one we humbly sue for) will leave a fair praiflical ascendancy wheresoever property shall predomi nate ; but, whilst we recognize and acknowledge tiie whole- someness of this general principle, we cannot admit the necessity of the unqualified disfranchisement of any part of the People, in a Constitution lite that of those realms. " We are gratified by the refletftion, that the attainment of this, our coil . titutiona! obje. 3, will prove as conducive to the welfare and security of th » great Empire, as to ihe complete relief of the Roman Catholic Community; that it will secure the quiet and concord of our Country— animate all classes of the People in the common defence, and form the most stable proto& ion against the dingers which so heavily menace those islands " For we most humbly presume to submit it fo your | Royal Highness as our firm opinion, that an equal degree of enthusiasm cannot reasonsb1^ be expe< 5fed from men, who f.- el themselves excluded from a fair participation of the blessing of a good Constitution and Government, as from those who fully partake of its advantages; that the Enemies- of the Empire, who meditate its ( speedy) subjugation, found th- ir best hope of success upon the effe& s of those Penal Laws, which, by depressing ( nearly five millions of) rile In- habitants of Ireland, may weaken their attachment to their Ceun'ry; and impair the means of its defence, and that the continued pressure of these Laws, in times of unexampled danger, only spreads the general feeling of distrustful alarm arid augments the risks of common ruin. " To avert such evils, to preserve and promote the wel- fare and security of the Empire, and to become thoroughly . identified with our Feliow- suhjedls in interests and affeAion, are ohjetfts as precious in our eyes, upon every consi- deration of property, principle, and moral duty, as in those of any other description of the inhabitants of these Realms. " If, in thus humbly submitting our depressed condition and our earnest hopes to the gracious consideration of your Royal Highness, we would dwell upon the great numbers and the property of the Roman Catholics of Ireland— al- ready so considerable and so rapidly increasing— and to their consequent most important contribution to the exigencies of the srare— we would do so, not with a view of exciting un- worthy motives for concession, but in the honest hope of suggesting legitimate and rational grounds of Constitutional relief. " And deeply, indeed, should we lament, if tjiese very recommendations should serve only t » hold us out is the ob- jects. of harsh suspicion at home, or of daring attempts upon our allegiance from abroad. " May we, then, with hearts deeply interested in the fate of this our humble supplication, presume to appeal to . your Royal benignity and Constitutional wisdom, on behalf of a very numerous, industrious, affeilionate, and faithful body of the people— the Roman Catholics of Ireland. " And to pray, that your Roy » l Highness may be gra- ciously pleaied to reeommend it to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, to take into their favourable consideration, ( he whole of our condition, our numbers, our services, our merits, and onr sufferings. " And as we are conscious of the purity of our motives, and the integrity of our printiplei, we have been embolden- ed thus to submit to your R. Highness, with profound re » - ped, tbe full extent of our wishes and our hones. And, we therefore humbly pray to be restored to the Rights and Pri- vileges of the Constitution of our Country— to be freed from alf- Penal and disabling Laws in force against us, on ac- count of our Religious Faith— and, that we may thereby become more worthy, as well as more capable, of proiuot ing the service of the Crown, and the sub. tantidl interests of this great Empire, now committ- d to tbe rmrestridled wisdom of your Royal Highness, & c. & c. & c." After the Address had been read by Mr. Scul- ly, the question was put upon it, and it was agreed to unanimously. It was then stated by Mr. Scul- ly, that the Petitions, intended to be presented to Parliament, were, in substance, the same as the Address, which had just been read. The follow- ing Resolutions were then moved, and unanimous- ly agreed to. Resolved— That the General Committee of the Catholics cf Ireland, . appointed in pursuance of the Resolutions of the Aggregate Meeting of the 9th of July last, deserve and possess the Confi- dence of th ® Catholics of Ireland j but while we are strongly impressed with the Conviflion that the said Committee does not come within the letter or spirit of any Penal Law, yet we recommend to them not to meet or interfere, as a Committee, with our Petition, until the question lately raised on the Convention Aft be decided. Resolved— That the most grateful Thanks of the Catholics of Ireland are due, and are hereby given, to the Earl Grey and the Lord Grenville, for their dignified and patriotic Support of Reli- gious Liberty. Resolved— That it be recommended to the In- dividual?' composing the Board of Irish Ca- tholics, to ex « rt themselves to have tbe said Peti- tijlP. s'gned inyhe neighbourhood where they res- vely resme, so that the same be presented to iament as soon as possible. Resolved— That the Individuals composing the Board be requested to collefl Subscriptions, to de- fray the expenses attendant on the Catholic Peti- tions, and to use all legal and constitutional means to procure the Support of the Representa- tives in Parliament to the Prayer of that Petition, and to transmit the same to both Houses of Par- liament. Resolved^— That it is of the greatest Impor- tance to the Success of the Cause, and we do \ strongly recommend it to the Gentlemen declared to possess the Confidence of the several Counties, ; Cities, and Towns in Ireland, either to draw up ' separate Petitions, or to adopt that of the Catho- lics now assembled, and to transmit the same with- j ont loss of time through the medium of their Re- presentatives in Parliament, in the name and on the behalf ot their several Counties, Cities, and Towns. Resolved— That the greatful Thanks of this Meeting are d « e, and hereby returned, to tha Lord Glentwortb, the Right Hon. Maurice Fiu- j gerald, and the other distinguished Protestants ; who have this day honoured us with their pieser. ee. Tiie Hon. THOMAS BARNEWALL in the Chair. Resolved—- That the sincerest and most cordial thar. ks of this Meeting are due, and are hereby ! given to the Earl of Fingil. . i! BELFAST COURSE OF EXCHANGE, Stc. Fill. Si8.— Belfast on Londor ( aids.) 8 J per ctr. t. Belfast on Dublin ( 61 ds.) 1 pe- cent. Belfast on Glasgow 7 6J; per cent, / sun, FP. B. 21 — per cent. Gov. Deb. 74 5 per sent. Dirfo lOlf Rvcr. TiH, Fl< n. ' 8— per cent. Con-- e f) 2f- Flip.. 21.— Dub. on I . on. 8 | FES. 18.— Lon. on Dub. 9| ASRivip. MAILS SINCE OUR LAST. DUt 2 . BY DONAGUABGE...,. O 2 BY DUBLIN O BELFAST, Monday, March 2, 1812. This morning the London Papers of the 27ti'> » were transmitted to us by express, frism Donagh i- dee. Tiiey contain the following articles of in- telligence ; London, Thursda y, February 23. A Mail from Lisbon arrived this morning wi* h intelligence from Lisbon to the 18th. Marmot s seems tA have lost all stomach for fighting.— There are no French troops on this side tl. e Tormes. He has hifriself retired from SalamaiK t to Toro on the Donrn, and from thence is expect- ed to fall back to Valladolid, The Earl of W, . lington has returned to hispid quarters at Freinac1 x. In a dispatch to the Portuguese Government, da', ed the 5th inst. he doubts whether Bonet has ev » cuated the Asturias. Upon his own ulterior p^ o. jedts , he is silent— But Badajos is crpefled to. hi* immediately invested. , Ciudad- Rodrigo has been placed in a proper staie of defence. The indefatigable Guerilla Leader Mina has taken the French garrison of Huesca prisoners; On his march from thence with his prisoners, he was attacked by a body of SOOO French, whom he attacked and defeated, killing, wounding, or making prisoners 1£ 00 of them. A junction is expeifled between him and the Empicinado. In Catalonia, affairs appear to wear a favou ^ m able aspgfl. The letters which Government have received from Lord Wellington, dated the 5th and l# h ' inst. state, that his Lordship's head- quarters were at Freynada : They contain no news of import- ance whatever. One of the most dreadful storms of thund r and lightning in the memory of man, took place on Tuesday. Our Port Letters this morning- mention, that in Torbay the Tonnant had men kiiled or wounded by the lightning; one man was killed on board the Salvador del Mtm- do ; two on board a brig ; ten were struck down and hurt on board the Helicon. The Cumber- land had 30 men beat down, but none killed.— ( Courier.) v Whatever arrangements may be deemed ne- cessary will in all likelihood be settled to- mor- row. It is probable Lord Castlere- igh, accept- ing the seals of the Foreign Deparment, will va- cate his seat in Parliament to- morrow. Mr, Yarke's successor is not known ; report varies between Lord Melville and Mr. Wellesley Pole. We shall, perhaps, have positive information upon this subject to- morrow. It was strongly reported yesterday, that Lord Erskine and Earl Moira had consented to support the Prince's Government— and that the Duke of Norfolk would accept the blue ribband. We gave the report as we heard it. Some persons this morning doubt the truth of the rumour, as far a » it relates to Earl Moira— but arc not disinclined to believe it as far as it relates to Lord Erskin->. The latter bad certainly an interview with the Re. gent yesterday afternoon. We suppose the Duke of Norfolk will have the blue ribband Courier. We le? rn, by a person just arrived from Paris> that there is no appearance of any intention on the part of Bonaparte to quit that capital on ar. y of those longjournies for ambitious ohjefls, which reports in this country have for a considerable time alleged that he meditated and was prepared for. He still continues on terms of cordial inti- macy and aifeflionate friendship with Josephine, whom he visits frequently at her residence, thtf" Palace, of Malmaison, near Paris, formerly bis own favourite habitation. He is remarkably attentive t-> Maria Louisa ; but that Lady is not a favourite with the Parisians, who consider her a- unfrieudly to them on account of their concern in the perse- cution and final murder of her near relation, tile beautiful and untortunate Maria Antoinette Maria Louisa is, in fadl, not of so gay a disposi- tion as the thoughtless Parisians wish, and have been accustomed to in all circumstances; and re is more than probable, that the misfortunes of brr illustrious House, and the circumstances of her present situation, may contribute to enhance her sadness : but it is not to be Supposed, that she h s conceived a general hatred to the Parisians for ti e cause alleged ; although they may well think th- it she has cause to hate them, and therefore does ; and hence they take occasion to hate her, as it in return.— Pilot. Mr. Walter Scott, we understand, has been of- fered not less than 3000/. for a new Poem, the subject and the size to be left to himself. A* Mr. Scott is really a man of original genius, and his works, in general, abound in poetical beauties, however, in parts, they may be liable to critical objections, it is gratifying to find that even in th.- se hard times, talents of a distinguished or- der do not pass without due homage and tiUr. il encouragement. the WOOLLEN and HABERDASHERY BUol It is said, that the Earl of Yarmouth will very soon make a journey to Paris, for the purpose of bringing' over his children, who have Seen resi- dent in that city ever since the pcace, with their mother the Countess. Report sp aks highly of the new national Dra- ma of Brian Bornihme, to be brought forward this evening, and which, it is said, reflefts considerable merit on the literarv talents of Mr. KNOWLES, I who has made material alterations to the piece, jj as represented in a Dublin Theatre. John Campbell, Esq. High Sheriff of ( he Co. of Antrim, has appo: nted Mr. J. KNOWLES, of j this town, a Deputy for granting Replevins for ; the ensuing year. j On Saturday evening, two men of suspicious j appearance, were observed lurking about the shop J © f Mr. Jam*> s Russell, Watch- maker, and shortly , after they forcibly broke the window, with the in- j tent nf carrying off some watches then lying in j the window, when thev were apprehended by a p. rson passing by, and not being able to give any , good account of themselves, have been committed j to jsfl. It is supposed they had some coafede- ' rates, as- a mob soon colleflwi, who had every ap- peatanre of wishing to make a . diversion to favour j the escape of the prisoners. We cannot avoid « . observing again, that notwithstanding the rapid ' increase of th's town, in size, population, and wealth, that it is the only town of any consequence in the united kingdom, that possesses neither a place of confinement, a nightly watch, nor a town gu. tr J, to assist the Magistrates on any emergency. SPORTING. A remarkable fox- chace occurred in the Queen's County, on the' 24- th inst— A fox was j found in Clohogue Clover, adjoining Mr. Trench's Demesne, of Heywood, by a pack of strong, fleet beagles, accustomed to that chace. Having tried the covers in that neighbourhood, tow. irds Ballyrag get, in vain, and being hard pr- ess^ d by the pack, he fled the country before the wind, aad running the mountains of Ballyuskill, Raja- ra, Bolybane, Griegnahoun, Knockbaun, and Cla- ra, was fairly ran into near the commons of Fos- sey, beyond Tirni'hoe. The chace lasted for near two hours, and could not be less than 15 miles, over as trying and difficult a country as can be, and rendered still more so by the laie. heavy Tains, the hounds keeping pace in the first sylc, without a single check. Eight well- mounted horsemen had ample proof of the bottom and speed of their horses ; and of the pack that under- took the chace, one young hcund only was miss- ing at the dea; h. County oj Dorm Presentments. The Secretary's Office will remain open at Downpatrick for receiving Affidavits for Pre- sentments, until the Evening of MONDAY the 9lh of March next;— and for receiving Account- ing Affidavits u itil MONDAY the 23d March— after which days, none can possibly be received. Downpatrick, 2c2d February, 1812. All Accounting Affidavits must state that the • work was finished six clear days before the Com- mission Day of the Assizes. Died. On Monday last, Mrs. TURNL Y, of Anr. e- 3treet, in this town, reiidl of the late Francis Tunrlv, Esq. The third Subscription Hall and Supder FOR THE BENFF1T OF THE PUPILS 01 THE IRISH HARP SOCIETY, WILL H » held in the F.* CKA » OE- ROOMS, on THURS- DAY Evening, the 3th March. LADIES t « draw for Places, and Dancing to commence at NINE o'Clock. CORTLAND M. SKINNER, Esq.") ^ THOMAS J. ANDREWS, Esq. j" atewarcls- Mr. HULL, Master of the Ceremonies. Strangers and Officers of the Garrison, by applying to either of the Stewards, may be accommodated with extra Tickets for the Evening. On account of the additional expence incurred by ffiving Supper, one Bill will be taken off the number Subscribed for, ar. d extra Tickets are to pay at the Door. LAME .,, 6s. 8d. O- wri'. MjN 10J. 0d. ( 652 BELFAST SHIP NEWS. The armed brig Endeavour, Fitzsimons, for London, and Swift, Neel, for Bristol, sailed yesterday. The Commerce, Bishop, for Liverpool, clears on Satur- day first. The Ceres, Savage, from Liverpool, arrived here on Sa- turday last. ^ The armed brig Aurora, Stark', : s loading for London, to sail first fair'wiusl after Saturday first. The armed brig Faflor, M'Niece, hence for London, sail- ed fr « m Suidwell Roads 24th ult. and was obliged to put into Portaferry 28th uit by cuntrary winds, The Jane, Busby, from hence for Liverpool, arrived safe the 25th ult. The cuppered and armed brig Britannia, Aberdeen, from hence for London, put into P irtaferty the 27th ult. in omi- seqvierice of contrary winds. , 1 he armed brig Vine, Montgomery, is loading for I. on- don, to s. il in a few days. The Kelly, M; Ilwais, l » ads for Liverpool, to sail first fair wind after 7th inst. The armed brig St. Patrick, Campbell, is loading at Lon- dor, for tliis pert. The Betseys, Neilson, and Margaret & Vancy, Or. lbr. lith, from Glasgow, arrived here yesterday. The Hawk, M Cormick, for Glasgow, is detained here by cpnttarr wind1;. The Diana, M'Callum, at Glasgow; and the Bee, Rankin, at Dublin, are loading for Belfast. The Dispatch, Jamison, for Dublin, clears to sail 3d inst. NEWHY SHIPPING LIST, For the Week ending February 29. ARKlVtD. John's, of Limekilns, Clarke, from London, with army ; clothing, hops, garden seeds, bar iron, Sicilian wine, and t yeast. SAILED. Brothers, of Newry, M'Nu'ty, for Live- pool, with pigs. Robert and Mary, of and for Stornaway, Morrison, with Jinen clath. Jackson, of Harrington, Huddart, for Workington, with ; linen and flat. Sidney, of Barmouth, Richards, dor London, with butter and pork. Twelve v « sels in ballast. NE'VTO W N B R E D A HUNT. A MEETING of the MEMBERS of the HUNT will - •• be held at M'MULLAVS Tavern, Belfast, on FRI- DAY the 6th inst. at TWO o'clock, on particular business. N. B. It is requested that every Member may attend who can possibly make it convenient. 6JS) March 2, 1812 BARILLA BY AUCTION. CAMPBELL SWEFNY will Sell by Auction, on FRIDAY next, the 6th March, at his Stores, in Calendar- stieet, precisely at ONE o'Clock,' 100 Bales of BARILLA, and about 15 Tons BARILLA, in Lump. 656) March 2. SALE TilIS~ L)-\ Y. AUCTION OF ALICANTE BARILLA. 1 IE? ALES, of Prime Quality, will be Sold by I 0\ J JO Auction, at the Stor. s of ROBT. DAVIS, MONDAY the 2d of March inst, at Belfast, March 2, 1819. in Store- lane, on ONE o'Clock. 621) LYLE & RIDDLE fTAVE received, per the BROTHERS, from WHITE il HAVEN, GOO Dozen SPADES; Which, w ith ENGLISH & IRISH SHOVELS, and a Ge- neral Assortment of HARDWARE, IRONMONGERY, aiid JAPANNED GOODS, lately received, will be dis- posed of on reasonable Terms, FORGE BELLOWS, ANVILS, and VICES. 655) Belfast, March 2. NEW GARDEN SEEDS, & c. & c. DAVISON & f REFORD eAVE received, per the Fine, from J. ONDON, Annual Assortment. of Garden Seeds, Early i'cas and iS) C\ S; c. Which wiil be found genuine in their kinds, and will be sold on moderate Terms 547) 10< i, Hi^ h- street— February 13. NEWRY MARKETS, FEBHIARY 29. i. Wheat » 5S Oits 1 Oatmeal.... 22 Birley 26 First Flour 38 Second ditto 36 Third ditto 34 Fourth ditto 24 Pollard.. 7 Bran « Butter 1 18 Rough Tallow 9 Flax Dressed 22 Ditto Undressed..... 12 Barilla ( Sicily) 30 Ditto ( Alicant) ... 35 Pot Ashes 44 Iron ( Swedish)....= 625 Beef Perk Liverpool Coals.. Swansea ditto.... Malting ditto. d. » . 0 — 55 5 — 1 9 — 24 0 — 28 0 — 0 0 — 0 0 — 0 0 — 0 3 — 0. 6 — 0 0 — 120 0 — 9 9 — 25 0 — 13 0 — 32 0 — 36 0 — 45 —£ Q6 OJ. —£ 17 5 6 ^ per barrel of 20nt 9lj per stone of 14lb. ^ per cwt. of 1121b. ^ per barrel of 16it. w J. per cwt. of 1121b. 0 — 33 per stone of 16lbs. ! | per cwt. of 112lbt. ^ per ton of 90 cwt. | per cwt. of 1121b. per ton. Weight of Bread at the Public Bakery this Week. White Loaf, 13 EGS leave to inform his Friends ,-> nd a generous Public, J.') that, for the more extensively carrying on the Busi- ness of a PUBLIC WRITER, he has opened an OFFICE, No. 2, Queen- street, Belfast, opposite Castle- street, Where all kinds of Deeds, Conveyances, Leases, and all other Public Writings, are drafted, engrossed, p- epared, and copied in the neatest manner, with dispatch, and on the most moderate Office- charges. DOYLE continues, as usual, to collet the Outstanding Debts due to Merchants, Traders, and others, in which he has hitherto been very succe.- sful, and flatters himself that in that capacity he wiil be found of infinite use to Merchants and others who may please to employ him. Can give un- deniable security for any trust reposed in him. 572) Belfast, Feb 18. The Public are respectfully inform- ed, that it is intended the following 4 ^ jk N. E. TRADERS Shall tail at tbe under menticned periods: FOR LONDON, The armed brig VF. NUS, Pr NDLETON... First fair wind. The armed brig VINE, MONTGOMERY 14 days after K3* These Vessels bding armed and completely well found, Insurance by them will consequently be effected oil the most reasonable terms. FOR LIVERPOOL, The KELLY, M'ILWAIN 7th March. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The Nl'. PTUNE, DAVIDSON Fust fair wind. The JANE, BUSBY.. Seven days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, Thearmed brig ST. PATRICK, CAMPBELL, on first delivery of the Teas from the Sales For Freight, in London, apply te Mess,-?. WM. & JOHN WHARTON, Nicholas' Lane ; or, in Belfast, to R. . GREENLXW, Agent, Who will receive and forward LINEN CLOTH and other MERCHANDIZE with care and dispatch. A few Stout laids wanted as APPRENTICES to the Sea. to whom liberal Fnrouraeement wtll heenven SHIP TRITON FOR NEW- YORK. THE undermentioned Persons, who have engaged their Passage by the Ship TRITON, Captain D. SHERRY, for NEW- YORK, are requested to call at the Office of the SUBSCRIBERS, 011 or before MONDAY the 2d March, 011 par- ticular business. ROBT. & JOHN LUKE. Belfast, Feb. 25. William Milliken James M'Kee William Hamilton Jame* Rankin William Hog William Fitzgerald John Leaney Thomas Williamson Nathaniel M'Kee Thomas Fife David I. armour , David Beck. ( 632 FOR NEW- YORK, To sail about the first of March, THE FINF FAST- SAILING, COPPER- BOTTOMED American Ship TRITON, D. SHERRY, MASTER, Considered in every respetf*, one of the finest Vessels be- longing to the port of New- York, from whence she has just arrived in 24 Days, and having been built for the Liverpool trsd- e, in which fast- sailing and the accommodation of I* as- s-.- ngers are principally" studied, she wiij be found equal in every respe& to & ny American Vessel which has ever been at this pert.—;— For Passage, apply to the CAPTAIN, at Mr. Fi rfcsiMMONs, Wariug- street; or to ROBT. SC JOHN LUKE, York- street. Ft binary S, .* M> 6 BELL & DOBBIN, HAVE FOR SALE, 70 Puncheons Cork and DAlin Whiskey, strong and well- flavoured, Do. Nice Jamaica Rum, 15 Pipes Spanish Red Wine, of very superior quality, and A few Puncheons Old Antigur. Spirit, with every article in the SPIRIT TRADE, will sold on reasonable terms. 558) " Hercules street, Feb. 14. , . S » 4RCHSK* ' BOOKSELLER and STATIONER, resp ^ fully l. i). forms his Fronds and the Public, that, finding tl two Establishments in fefiod- sTaE'ET - an-'! B. ILDGS- s ra ee|| [ of too weighty and complicated a nature for him to pay tl jl necessary decree of attention to, purposes to relinquish t| * Concern in BIUDGE- S PRE E- T ( in which WM. MA GEE, '- I 4 | so long; resided), and confining himself entirely to His Origin! { situation, No. 21, HIOH- STREET. | He is, therefore, ready to treat with any Person for ti I BRIDGE- STRERT Concern, so'admirably suited to any < jt having the command of Capital, and requiring room. • Il consists of a Double Shop and. Room, on fitst flo. or • a,{<• rJ Parlour and Kitchen; three Parct. r. ieS; a. large Coal- h- Scullery, and Back- House j a Drawing- room;- eight Be rdoms, and Nursery\ and two extensive Warehouses: tH Shelving and other Fixtures, Iri Dwelling- house,; Shop, anl Warehouses, maybe had at' a Valiiatiori. Thirty- she J of the Lease unexpired at November last; and may bl viewed any time from Twelve to Three o'clock.— lain diate possession will be given. The BiiMriess will be carried dn as tiSuil. hoth il Bridge- street and High- street, till the Premises are giveri : • - : : I (<>* JAMES COLVILLE, A OQUAINTS his Friends and tbe Ptiblic, that he hi recommence 1 the WOOL! EN- iJRAPERY BT SINESS, in the Shop, No 14, BRIDGE- STREET ( foj merly occupied by'him), where he offers a complete Assc tnent of every Article in the above Line, carefully chosen. His GOODS being entirely new, and purchased at thl lotvest reduced price,, he flatters hims.- if, those who but for Ready Money, will fin.', it their interest give him i trial, as he is determined to cut lotv. SAM. HEWITT & SAM. M'MURRAY, ITS) ESPECTFUI. LY beg leave to return their sincere • V thanks to their Customers and the Public, for the very liberal encouragement they have experienced since their commencement in Business. They have at present on hands, a lar^ e Assortment of SPIRITS and GROCERIES, toge- ther with 1st, 2d, 3d, 4rh and 5th FLOUR, fresh from their MILLS, at KNOCK, all of which - ey are determined to sell on moderate Terms, for good Payments No. 22, Princes- Street— Belfast, Feb. 22, 1812. ( 707) V TEAS as usual. February 17. COUNTY OF DOWN. THE GRAND JURY will be ready at next Assizes tl 1 contract for Oi: e Year, for the fo ' - iwing Articles, Jul the use of rhe J.-. il of said County, ' vir. : — Coals, Oatmeal, Potatoes, Condi. » , Ttcken for Bedst Blankets, Rugs, and Straw; 4nd also with Wmknien for white- cashing the Jail, ani| keeping the Pumps, Lock-, and Jail in repair For any further information, application to be made perJ sorally to the Insp, finr, in Downpatrick, to whom the ProJ posals must be delivered, on or before Saturday the 21st oil March next. 644) Downpatrick, Feb. 27, 1812. AN APPRENTICE WANTED ' rpo the WOOLLEN and HABERDASHERY BU-| JL SINESS, by ROBT. FULTON, I. ISBURN, Feb. 26. ( 637| APPRENTICE WANTED. AI. A 9 of Genteel Connections, wanted as an Ap-| prentice to the GROCER. Y BUSINESS, in Belfast./ - Application to Mr. S. TUCKER, CHRONICLE OFFICE ;| if by Letter, ( post paid). 456) Belfast, January 29. AN APPRENTICE WANTED 1 NESS, by THOMAS V. RICHARDSON. DUNOANNON, Feb. 10. ( 536 I FOR NEW- YORK, The American Ship DR TAD, Burthen 650 Tons, HENRY BACON, MASTER, Now in this Harbour, having ' just arrived from AMERICA, after a pa sage of 24 days, and will sail again lor the above port about 25th March. The DRYAD has excellent Accommodations for Passengers — and those who " wish to go out in this fine Ship, should make immediate application to GEORGE LANGTRY & CO. Belfast, February 28. ( 651 NOTICE TO PASSENGERS. ' fi'w..,^, f If iHOSF. who have engaged their Passage, i. per the American Ship s^ iSiir PROTECTION, 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. ( 587 r The Public are respeSfully inform- j. . rfS: ed, chat the following lit; H^ T?^ REGULAR TRADERS WF^ J i^^ ZT^ S^' WiU sail for their resfeSiive forts, tvith tie first fair Wind after the dates mentioned : FOR LONDON, The armed brig AURORA, STAKKS 7th March. The armed brig DONEGAL!,, COURTNEY, 14 days after FOR LIVERPOOL, , The COMMERCE, BISHOP 7th March. The CERES, SAVAGE. Eight days after. FOR BRISTOL, The SWIFT, NEEL First fair wind. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST,' The CUNNINGHAM BOYI. E, BELC...... 4th March. The FANNY, MARTI- N Eight days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The Armed Biig GEORGE, JAMES CAUGHET, Master, on delivery of the Teas from the Prompt. The Armed Brig FACTOR, M'NJECE 14 days after For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs. ALEXANDER and WILLIAM OGlLBY, Abchurch- Yard. Gentlemen who have Linens to forward, will please send them to GEORGE LANGTRY A few Stout Lads wanted as Apprentices to the Sea. going by this ship, may depend upon . very' accommod.. Tion and attention during the Voyage, and upon a sufficient stock of Waier & c. being put on board. For Freight or Passage, apply to Captain PERKINS, at ; Captain SIM. Mi s, Warrenpoint; or, to CARLILES, OGLE & CO. Newst, February 21, 1& 12. ^^ j FOR NEW- YORLT" THE FINE C0PPERE3 SHIP JOHN WATSON, ffifet- A" Burthen 650 Tons, I^ A& ASASE SAMUEL SANDF. fcsON, MASTER, Will sail for the above Port die 5th of M rth nex' The JOHN WATsCfN is only two years old, newly coppered, very high between Decks, sails remarkably fast, and is, in every respeift, one of the finest Ships ever left this for New- York. Those who wish to embrace til's favourable opportunity, will do well to apply immediately to Captain SANDERSOV', at Mrs. M'COLLEY'S, Ship- quay ; or to the Subscriber, who engages th.< plenty of Provisions and Water shall be laid in for the voy. ge. SAMUEL MAJOR. LONBONBIRRY, 2Sd Feb, 1812. FOR NEW. YORkT THE FINE COPPERED Bltio HE PSA, . Burthen 4A0 Tons, CAPTAIN BAILEy, ( Daily eipedted in Poit), wiil sail for the aboee Port th « l'.- t of April next. The HEPS A is a very fine Brig, sails remarkably fast, very high between Decks, and is, in' every respe£, well calculated for tbe accommodation of Passengers, and the Captain weil experienced in the Passenger Trade, Those who wish to unhrace this favourable opportunity, will please apply to the Captain on board, or to the Sub- wriher., who engages that plenty of Provisions and Water shall be laid in fur the voyage. SAMUEL MAJOR. LONDONDERRY, 2SJ. Feb. 1912 ( g] 3 SHIP & MATERIALS. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTtON, j On MONDAY tb'e 9ta day of March, cit I TWELVE oChcX, for account of the Con- i cerrted, THE HULL, LOVER- MASTS, ANO SOWSPRIT, OF THE Ship VENUS, W. M CAL- DWELL, MASTER, From GOTHBNBURGH, as she now lies at the Quay of LONDONDERRY; and immediately after, the ANCHOR, ' CABLES, SAILS, RIGGING, and the other Materials of said Vessel, which wiil be put up in Lots agreeable to the Purchasers. ' LONDONDERRY, February 22 FOR NEW- YORK, THE STOUT AMERICAN BRIG' MARY, FRANCIS BOGGS, MASTER, ( Burthen 365 Tons), Will be ready to sail from PORTRUSH on the 10th Match n, xt. For passage, a'- ply to the CAPTAIN ( taho gave so much satisfaHion to the Passengers tvben he commanded the Ship lirest- Poinij; or to the SUBSCRIBER, who; goes out in the Vessel*, 1 and who will have a plentiful Supply of good Provisions and Water on board, and see every possible accommodation • glKn'to the Passengers. GEO. HAZELTON. J COLERAIN, February 17, * 8T2. 571 r- K FOR NEW- YORK, THE F1NC FORI UNATT AMERICAN SHIP VIS ® WBS T- P 0 IN T, Ja^ SSSsJcsiv— Burthen COO Tons, THOMAS HOLDER, MAST**. JuSt arrived from the abovi; Port, and wfll sail hence on the 10th of March next. Tne WF. ST- POfN P being a regular Trader, and so Well established in the Passenger Ciade, it is unnecessary to hold out any further inducement. For passage, apply to Captain THOMPSON, or the Sub- scriber, who, as usual, will lay in plenty of the best Provi- sions and Water for the Voyage. N. B. To prevent disappointments similar to those of last Voyage, such Passengers as have 1 een agreed for, iif Ame- rica, aie requested to give ill t: eir N » mes forthwith, as no application will be atteuied to after the Ship's regular num- ber be engaged. WM. M'CORKELL. DERRY, January' S5, 1812. ( 5J5 FOR NEWCASTLE & PHIIA- DELPHIA, [ SSK THE FINE STOUT AMERICAN SHIP ELIZA, Burthen 600 Tons, Will be clear to sail for the above Ports 5th March next. The ELIZA is very high and. roomy between Decks, sails fast, and has every suitaole accommodation for the comfort of Passengers. Those who wish to avail them* selves of this favourable, opportunity, will please app y im- mediately to Captain M CORKELL, at Mrs. M'OiLEY'S, Ship- Quay; Mr WM. GALLAGHER, Queeo- street ( wh . goes out ifi said Vessel;) or, to the Subscriber, who pledges himself to put on Board, as u, ual an abundant supply of t!. e best Provisions and Water for the Vovage, WM. M'CORKELL* DRRRT, February 4, (•; S BELFAST ( JOMMfiKClAL CHRONICLE BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE SUPPRESSED PAMPHLET. The publication of the following brief consi- derations on an in eresting suDjeft, having been suppressed when published in the form of a Pamp'i- let, by an intimation from London to the Author, and the Printer, at Liverpool, that being less than a sheet, every cony was liable to a stamp duty ; sre are induced to republish it in a form, to which the same objeflion cannot be made : * AR WITHOUT ni'ODtsr; OR, iitier CONSIBIIIATIOVI ON 1 111^ fOLlTlCAL AND COMMERCIAL RELATIONS OE CIEAT BUI IAIN AMD IS ELAND, WITH THE UNITED 8TATESorAMERICA, ATTHSeLOSEO » TIIE7EAtll8ll. " He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.' 1 " The hope of Peace, — the political w atmosphere of Ftirrpe, is become darker than ever; and *' the storm menace" a wider range, as well as a lengthened duration At such a period, it is natural to cast forward " an anxious glance toward the approaching events of War, 11 and ttt calculate anew the chances of a happy or disastrous •* issue of this momentous contest" Th? se were the sentiments" of a cele brated Au- thor, and a warm friend to the interests of his country, in Oclober 1S05; and the writer of the following pacres has been induced by an equally warm zeal for the honour and the interests of his country, to offer brief considerations on the poli- tical and commercial rtlations of G'eat Britain » nd Ireland with the United States of America, at the close of the year ] 811. But he cannot agree with the Author of WAR IN DISGUISE, " to review the plan on wb ch the war has hither- " to been conduced, and inquire, whether expe- " rience has not proved it to be in some points, " erroneous or drfeflive," because those are points on which his countrymen will never agree ; and i because many of them on both sides of the ques- i tion, are more competent to form sound opinions j than himself, on the various points which such an inquiry would necessarily embiace. ' On the Bullion question for instance, Earl Stan- hope disagrees with Lord King ; Mr. Vansittart and Mr. Baring disagree with Mi. Horner and Mr. Huskisson— on all other questions, men of acknowledged talents and honest intentions, differ as widely ; and the writer feels conscious, that where Gentlemen possessed of long political ex- perience, with access to very superior and exten- » ive sources- of information, cannot agree as to the past, it would be a waste of time for him to blot paper with arguments, by which he cannot hope to produce any good effefl. Nor can he look back without grief, to various occurrences which have excited irritation on both sides, and those in- flamed on many occasions by the abase of a tree press, in countries whose freedom and glory have been upheld by that bulwark of their liberties, and whose true patriotism ought to have been ex- erted in discountenancing its debasement ; the ani- mosities and acrimony ol individuals, have been made ch. irges of, hostility against the nations to which they belong; and the spaiks of indignant resen'ment thus excited, are by reciprocal recii- mination, made to kindle the flames of increasing; anger, or of WAR WITHOUT Disoi'ist. But in otfeiing biiet consideiations, on the Po- litical and Commercial Relations of Gi eat Britain * nd lieland with America, he may indulge the 1 0( e, lhat if he fails in producing an) good effect, i. e nay be forgiven ior the attempt. The sword has been twice drawn ; first, in the aflion between the Leopard and the Chesapeake; and again in that between the President and Lit- tle Belt ; bur, tlvanks to the temper of both Go- vernments, the scabbard is not yet thrown away. The officers and the seamen of both nations, with a courage that would do honour to each nation in a better cause, are ready to stand to their guns with lighted matches, and to wait with more im- patience than the cause requires for the word of command, to " fire away!" And what are we to expefl from each rencounter but that vifloty over'a brother will be the poor reward, sometimes of superior discipline, but more generally of su- perior numbers and weight of metal; when it will be small consolation, that to the honour of human nature the tears of compassion may flow over- slaughtered and wounded, but not fallen foes, equally as over slaughtered and wounded rneirnats and friends. The age of miracles is gone ! and the age of chivalry is not yet so far revived, after eighteen years of toil in the tented fields of Europe and more distant climes, as to indulge the vain hope of subjugating America ; and such being the pre- sent attitude of the United Kingdom and the United States, it is natural to inquire, for what we are to fight ? I shall be told by one, that we are to fight for the honour of uur flag, and of our country ; and I do not dispute the detence of the one or of the other to be a legitimace cause of war ; but I can- not admit that either nation would gain addition- al honour to their flag or to their arms by a war, to arise from commercial jealousy, where fair, liberal, and honourable competition ought to sub- sist ; or to originate in aggressions alleged by each against the other, which it is anxiously to be de- sired may be healed by negociation, and with the least injurious delay ; although we might acquire the proud triumph of making Commodore Rod- gers pass under the yoke! Another will tell me that we are to go to war for peacc. But how J are we to conquer the Peninsula for Ferdinand VII. and the House of Braganza, in the United Sates of America, as we conquered Canada in Germany, during the seven years war ? If we can do so, I will deny that the age of chivalry is gone : but are we to be so confident of success as to dismiss every ap- prehension that Canada, which we purchased at so d « ar a rate, may by the chance of war slip in- to other hands ? I will, however, to shorten this argument with the advocates for war on both sides ot the Atlan- tic, agree that we shall on each side be combat- ing for peace ; and that each nation will attain this objt ct, whether by wading ancle deep or knee deep in blood, according to the stale but true maxim, that war produces poverty, poverty peace. A third will tall me that we are to go to war with the United States of America, and fight for the Orders in Council. My answer to this will be very short, that I hope not: a principle objefl of the Orders in Council, was to dereat an alleg. ed " war in disguise, or the frauds of the neutral flags and as by the conquest of Java we have put an end tn the frauds of the neutral flags in jj carrying and coveting the colonial produce of the i » enemy, I am at a loss to know what frauds the neutral flags can now commit against this country, except smuggling guineas out of the kingdom, or smuggling French brandy or other articles into this country ; two branches of traffic connefled indeed, although the former has been pretty well completed already, powerfully assisted by those veiy Orders in Council, as some of my fiiei. vs allege, with arguments that make me almost, if not altogether, a proselyte to their opinion ; arid the latter branch of ttaffic will ever be better ma- naged by our own smugglers than by all the neu- tral flags under the sun. If I was to dare look backwards, to dare the atf mpt of breaking a lance with the Author of j War in Disguise, and to review with him the plan on which the war has hitherto been conduced, I should be inclined to request his assistance to solve a doubt as a Civilian, which has ever baffl'd my scepticism to get over; and I shall state it as a case for his opinion. Suppose this kingdom to be at peace with all the world; France and Spain to repossess severally colonies in the West Indies, and to be at war agairist each other— the one power to acquire a maritime superiority, and to drive the flag of the Other out of the water, h » rs de tomb at— the power discomfited at sea to open her ports to all the world for supplies of necessaries to the mother country and the colonies— lumber, clothing, and other articles, not contraband of war; I inquire, first, by what law of nations could the merchants of London, Liverpool, and Glasgow, or the ma- nufaflurers of Manchester, Leicester, and Paisley be restrained from engaging in such nevv field of commerce ? And, second, supposing an Imperial Decree or an Order of Council, from the power possessing the maritime ascendency, to interdifl such com- merce, because not allowed by the enemy in times of peace, and to seize British vessels and cargoes employed in that new trade; by what logic would the subjefls of this kingdom be convinced, that such capture of British ships and cargoes was not a violation of the law of nations, and a legitimate cause of war ? But as this question is gone by, so far as re. spefls the colonial commerce of our enemies, by the capture of Java, it can no longer be a bone of contention between Great Britain and the United States of Ameiica ( unless the United States, in the true spirit of chivalry, should meditate the reconquer of Java as the dominion of an ally, by recognising the Emperor of France in lhat capa. city sir. ee the revocation of the Berlin and Milan Decrees), the case may be put on the shelf, for lulure decision, or ad Gretas Kalendas. With an anxious desire for the peace, for the prosper ity, for the honour of two free and power- iul kindred nations, I will earnestly say to both Governments, " keep peace, and ensue it— im prove it by good offices— cement it by good will;" and to the people of both nations, I will earnestly and affeflionately say, " Sirs, ye are bie hten— why do ye wrong one to another Liverpool, December 31, IS 11. General Dearborn has been appointed Com- irmnder in Chief of the forces of the Uuited . States. SOTLAND. EDINBURGH, FEB. 24. On Thursday the Edinburgh Lancastrian School was examined in presence of the Magis-' ttates, the Direflors of the Society ( ordinary or extraordinary), and a number of other respeflable gentlemen. The children read, wrote, cast ac- counts, repeated the Assembly's Catechism and portions of scripture, and performed all the exer- cises of the school, with a readiness, Correctness, and evidence of proficiency, that refiefled the highest credit on the teacher and on the system. After the examination, the Lord Provosr, at the desire of the Direflors, distiibuted a number of Bibles and New Testaments among those children who were most distinguished by their proficiency and good condufl. Friday, an eloquent and peculiarly appropriate sermon was preached in Sr. Andrew's church, by rhe Rev. Sir Henry Moncrieff Wellwood, Bart, for the benefit of the Edinburgh Lancasterian School Society. The text was taken from two passages ol scripture— Mark ix. 38, 42. " And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he follovveth not us; and we forbade him, because he foiloweth not us," & c. and Phillipians i. 15, 18. " Some, indeed, preach Christ of envy and strife, and others of good will," & c. The collection was liberal, amounting to JC215, 5i. 10d. The objefl of the discourse was to set forth the benefits of Mr. Lancaster's system of education, and to shew, generally, that the regulations adopt- ed in the schools established on his principles were best adapted to extend among all ranks the bene- fits of his discovery. The intimate cmneflion of knowledge and im- provement with the best interests of civilized. so- ciety, is so obvious, that it seems almost super- fluous to waste an argument on the subjefl ; and yet this great cause has found adversaries among some, who, while they were themselves eminent examples of the inestimable blessings of educa- tion, exercised all their powers of wit and elo- quence to prove that it was of no use. To con- tend, however, that a rational creature can be made worse by the improvement of his noblest fa- culties, seems so wild a strain of sophistry and de- lusion, that it can only be accounted for by that depravation of the moral faculties, under the in- fluence of which we have sometimes seen inge- nious men assailing the most valuable and estab- lished truths with all the rash dexteiity of wit and logic. Let us but take rhe hastiest glance of hu- man nature, and we shall at once perceive, that knowledge is closely allied to decency, morality, and all the milder and more engaging features of the human charafler. Dr. Johnson remarks, that whatever withdraws our thoughts from the pre- sent to the past or the future, exalts us in the scale of thinking beings. This is a just and weighty saying ; for the process by which our passions drive us into error and excess, is by making present en- joyment outweigh in our minds all sense of our future and our true interests. Knowledge is the best antidote to this weakness, as, by indulging refleflion, it necessarily enlarges men's views of their true happiness: and, if it does not thorough- ly reform the heart, it leads undoubtedly to a more exafl performance of every social duty. But, while the propriety of diffusing instruc- tion among the ignorant is generally admitted, there has arisen another source of controversy, ( for the the passions of mankind unhappily find food for dissention in every thing,) and there is aflually in the nineteenth century some risk lest the great work of improvement be interrupted by religious jealousy. Joseph Lancaster, who has reduced to successful praflice this valuable im- provement, it is well known, does not belong to the established Church. He is a Quaker, and an alarm has on this account seized many distin- guished persons in England, lest the children bred under his tuition may be tinflured with hos- tility to the established Church. To guard against this supposed danger, schools have been establish- ed under the superintendence of Dr. Bell, in which the peculiar doflrines of the Church of England are striflly enforced, and no children are of course admitted, whose parents objefl to the teaching of those doflrines. The patronage which this new system has procured, will ensure its ex- tensive influence ; to which the advocates of Mr. Lancaster look with feelings of unmingled exul- tation ; for, if good be done, if the great work of improvement go on, they care not by what means, or with what views. They desire no more than that those of the iLing generation, who would nth rwise be left to vice and misery, should be rescueJ from degradation, and made respect- able members of the Church of England. At the same time, they will not sit quietly under the imputations cast on their plan ; they will not al- low that it has the least tendency to create hostili- ty to the established Chuich ; or, that a system which is found to exclude dissenters, can be so extensively useful as that which, forbearing con- troversial topics* embraces men of all persuasions. These were the topics chiefly set forth by Sir H. Moncrieff, in a strain of manly eloquence, and with a happy application of scripiural knowledge. The theory of this system it appears was first sug- gested by Dr. Bell ; and being laid hold of, and further improved by Mr. Lancaster, it has been reduced to praftice so extensively, that no less than 100,000 children have been taught to read the Bible, who must otherwise have been left a prey to vice and ignorance, and it deserves to be mentioned, that out of 7000 children taught under Mr. Lancaster's own eye, in the midst of the vice and wickedness of a corrupt metropolis, not one has ever been convifled of a crime in any court of justice. The book which Mr. Lancaster uses in his school, is. the Bible; and it was stated by Sir H. Moncrieff, that he occasionally used the Book of Common Prayer, which surely argues^ no hos- tility to the Church of England. In the School established in Edinburgh, the Bible' is used, and the Catechisms of the National Church. These last, however, ate not enforced; the Bible, the common objefl of adoiation among all religi- ous persuasions, being the bonk of general use. There was no point more warmly insisted on in the course ot his sermon than the narrowness of that spirit which could dread any ill effefls, from putting into the hands of children, the Bible jj unaccompanied with any human comment what- ever— which would wish ( to use the preacher's own word-) " to bind the uncorrupted gospel in the fetters of man's invention;" and the enligh:- ened sentiments of free inquiry and religious to- leration, delivered as they were with all the elo- quence of honest emotion, were well calculated io kndle among the audience, all the enthusiasm of so greatacau. e. To teach poor children to read the Bible— and to extirpate vice and igno- rance, by scattering abroad the seeds of eternal truth— this is Mr. Lancaster's great merit, and we leave it to the unbiassed conviflion of every reader, whether he does not merit the warmest support if every Christian, and of all those who feel any interest in the progress of civilized so- ciety. IMPORTANT DISCOVERIES IN DISTILLATION. We have lately received some papers from Paris, containing Reports of the proceedings of the various scientific and literary rocieties in that capital. Among these is the Report of the Na- tional Institute for the year 1812, which we be- lieve has never been made public in this country, though it contains information of the first impor- tance to distillers, & c. The process of distilla- tion has derived the most surprising advantages, in France, from the application of recent dis- coveries relating to the laws of heat and evapora- tion. This improvement, which has been attended with such beneficial results in the southern pro- vinces, was introduced by Edward Adam, of Montpelier. The foundation of the process con- sists in heating a great part of the wine to be dis- tilled by the vapour of the spirit which rises from the copper; and making this vapour pass through a series of vessels kept cool by water, which makes it deposit its aqueous particles in such a manner that the proof spirit alone is condensed in the last cooler. Thus, instead of heatillg the liquor at first to obtain a spirit of 19 degrees of strength ; by the present mode they obtain, in the first process, spirit of any strength which may be required. The former still was only heated twice dvery dayj the still invented by Mr. Adam, can be heated eight times each day; it extracts one sixth more spirit from the same quantity of wine; it saves two- fifths of the fuel, and three fourths of the labour; it has also this important advantage— the spirit prepared by it never has an empyreuma- iic taste. It is not surprising, after what has been stated* this improvement has been instantly adopted by all the dis. illers in France— infallible ruin would have been the fate of those who had continued the old method. M. Duportal, che- mist of Montpelier, has presented to the National Institute an exafl description of the process, which has been printed; he has described, in'his ac- cuunt, the perfeflion to which it has been brought by M. J. Beiard. It is of importance to remark, that the original idea of heating by steam or va- pour, was published by Count Romford, in Lon- don, in 1798 ; thus a simple general proposition, which appears at first sight an abstraft and use- less truth, may afterwards enrich whole provinces. The experiments. of Mr. Leslie, to produce ice by evaporation, in the air- pump, have been varied and extended in France by Messrs. Clement and Desormes: they have proposed to apply the eva- poration, in vacuo, on a large scale, to the dry. ing of gunpowder, which being done without fire, will be attended with no danger. The French chemysts are now engaged in en- deavouring to apply the evaporation in vacuo ( before stated) to drying and preserving frnit and vegetables. It may easily be conceived of what advantage this process may be, particularly in the Army and Navy, by preserving unchang- ed, alimentary substances, and also by diminish- ing their weight and bulk when they are to be sent to distant parts of the world. GENERAL CRAUFURD, See. MAJOR- GENERAL ROBERT CRAUFURD. The last letters from our army in Portugal mention the death of this invaluable Officer, of the wound he received when leading on the Light Division of Lord Wellington's array, in the most gallant and able manner, in the storm of Ciudad Rodrigo. At the time he was wounded he was considerably advanced before his division, animating them to storm the breach. He had commanded the Light Division during several campaigns, with the great- est ability and distinflion, and his loss is as uni- versally and as deeply lamented by that army, as he was universally esteemed and beloved, and held in the highest consideration. He was an Officer of tlie first- rate talents, profoundly versed in every branch of the military science ; of the most ardent zeal and truly heroic courage; and he enjoyed the advantage of very great experience. During the long period of thirty- three years he had de- voted himself to the service of his country in the most indefatigable manner, quite regardless of his own comfort, convenience, and safety, but seditiously attentive to the comfort and conve- nience ot his troops, as far as circumstances would permit. They always looked up to him with the utmost confidence and attachment. There cannot be a stronger proof of the regard the Light Divi- sion bore him, than the following circumstance : Upon his return to Portugal last spring, he join- ed his division when the army was drawn up to receive Massena's attack at Fuente d'Honore, and as soon as he appeared at their head, the whole division gave him three cheers in the presence of the enemy. He served under all the first charac- ters in our army, and they all had the highest sense of his great merits— none more so than our present illustrious Commander- in- Chief. In pri- vate life he was one of the best and most estimable of men. The loss that the country sustains in him is very great, and to his wife and four chil- dren it is irreparable. It is with much regret that we have to an- nounce the death of Lieutenant- Colonel Charles Ainslie, of the 4 th Dragoons, Deputy Adjutant- General to the British Army in Sicily, who died at Messina on the 19th of last December. As a Cavalry Officer he was thought one of the best in Ithe Army, and had he lived would have one day raised his nama high in the annals of his country. , The illness which terminated his life was con- | tracted in Spain, where he served the first two J campaigns under Lord We. lington. Bj the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland A Proclamation. RICHMOND, IKE. Whereas the. time limited by our P- orl. inution of the 2- 4.1 h day of July last, prohibiting the transporting into any parts nut of I eland, of any pig- iron, bar- iron, henrii, pitch, lar, rosin, turpentine, anchors, cables, cordage, masts, yards, bowsprits, oar-, oiltuui, sheet- copper, or miter naval siores, will expire ihe 24tii day of January in„ tant : And tvhereas it is judged expedient lhat ihe said prohibition should be continued some time longer: Now we the Lord Lieutenant Gentr. il and Gene- ral Governor of lielantl, by and wiih ihv adiice of Ilis Majesty's Privy Council, tin hcie. bv order, require, prohibii aid command, that no person or persons whosoever, do al aiy lime for the. space oi sx inont'lm from the date hereof, presume to iraosjv r into any parts » ut of Ireland, a iv pig- iron, b. ir- inm, heum, pilch, tar, rosin, turpentine, anchors, cables, cordajje, nmis, yards, bowspi. its, ours, oakum, sheet- copper, sail- cloth, or canvas, or other ai. val stores, utv do sli p or ade anv pig- iron, bar- iron, li nip, pi'lcii, tar, losin, turpamine, anchors, cables, cor la/ e, ma is, yards, bowsprits, oars, oakum, sheet copper, sai - rlolh, or canvas, or other naval stores, oil board anv ship or vessel, io older to transporting the 9nine into nny part b - yond the seas, without leave or permission fit - 1 being bad or obtained fro ill Ihe Lord Lieutenant r- t other Chief Governor or Governors and Privy Council of Ireland, upon pain of iitcorritia ihe forfeitures inOiei- ed by an Act passed in Great Britain in t e ih: rty- tliiid year of his Majesty's reip. n, eniiiled, \ n Ael to " enable Ins \; a| esty to resiriin ihe exporiaii ti of n i- " val stores, and more effectually IO prevent the expor- " laiion of sult- pelre, arms, and imimunilion, whea " prohibited by Proclamation or Order in Council ;" but it is nevertheless out pleasure that noihinn herein contained shall txiend, or be construe. 1 lo extent!, to any of his Majesty's ship, of war, or anv oilier ships or vessels or boats in ihe service of his Majestv, or em- ployed or freighted by his Majesty's lloaid of Ord- nance, or by the Commissioners of liis Majesty's navy ; nor lo prevent any ship or vessel from taking or having n board such quantities of naval stores as may be ne- cessary for the use of such ship or vessel during tin; course of her intended voyage, or bv license from the Lord High Admiral of G eai Britain, or the Commis- sioners of the Admiralty for ihe time being ; nor to the exportation of ihe said several articles to Great Riiiairi, or to his Majesty's Yards or Gairison;, or to h s Ma- jesty's cilonies and plantations in America or the West Indies, or to Newfoundland, or lo his Majesty's forts and settlements on the const of Africa, or to the Island of Si. Helen Vor to ihe British settlements or factories in the East Indies: provided that upon the exporta- tion ofa< iy of ihe said articles for ihe purpose of trade to Great Britain, or IO his Majesty's Yards anil Garri- sons, or to his Majesties colonies and plantations in America or the We I Indies, or to the Island of New- foundland, or to hissMajesty's furts and settlements on the coast of Africa, or to the Island of St. Helena, or to the D, iii., h setllements. or factories in ihe East Indie's, ihe exponers of such aiticles do first nuke oath of ihe true destination of the same lo ihe places for which ihev shall be entered outwards, before the enirv of the same shall be made, and do give full and sulfi ieut se- curity by bond, ( except as herein aliet excepted,) to the satisfaction of the Commissioners of his MijestyV Customs, to carry the said articles lo ihe places i r which they are so entered outwards, and fir ilie pur- poses specified, and none other ; and snob b ind Mull not be cancelled or delivered up uniil proof be made lo ihe satisfaction of tile said Commissioners, bv ihe pro- duction within a litne lo be fixed bv ihe said Commis- sioners anil specified in the bond, of a certificate or cer- tificates, iu such form and manner, as shall be direct- ed by the said Commissioners, shewing ilut ihe sji. J articles Shall have been all duly landed at the plan s, for which they were entered outwards: Bui it is our pleasure, ncvirlhelos, that ihe following articles, viz. bar iron, white anil tarred rope, lallovy or mill grease, tarpaulins for waggon covers, pitch, tir, and turpen- tine, shall be permitted tofie exported upon paymeni of the proper dmies, without bond being entered imo by the merchant exporter, lo any of the British planta- tion! in the West Indies, or to anv of his Majesiv's settlements in Soutli » Amefica; provided llie merchant exporter shall first verify upon oath thai ihe articles so exported are intended foi ilie use of a particular planta- tion or settlement, to be named iri the entry outwards, and not lor sale, and that the said plantation or settle- ment has noi before been furnished with any supply of the said articles during the same season ; and provided also, that the exportation of ihe - aid articles shall in no case exceed the value of fifty pounds sterling for any given plantation or settlement, whether by one or more shipments within the same season. And the Commissioners of his Majesty's Customs are to give the necessary directions herein a » to them may respectively aopertain. Given at the Council Chamber in Dublin ihe 2ist day of January, 18 12. Harrington. Westmeath. Norbury. Frankfort. W. Downes. Henry King. St, Geo Oily. W. i . Sauriu. QOO SAVE THE KINO. A letter from an Officer at Frexidas, dated the 30th ult. states, that the writer was present when the Governor of Ciudad Rodtigo was marched off. He is represented as extremely insolent " Lord Wellington invited him to dine, and was actually obliged to remind him to be silent when speaking of the Spaniards in the most reproachful terms. His Lordship observed, that he could not suffer his friends to be so talked of in his presence. Several Spanish Officers were at table ; but any serious quarrel was prevented, by the judicious interference of Lord Wellington. By the account taken of the provisions at Ciudad Rodiigo after its fall, it appears that there was a supply for a month,. On the 25ih the interment of the remains of the brave General Craufurd took place in the breach. Lord Wellington and every officer in the neighbourhood followed him to the grave The body of General M'Kinnon was found, and was with difficulty recognized ; his regiment shewed all the respect possible to the remains of so brave and meritorious an Officer. Captain Dobbs was buried within a yard of his gallant General." A few days since, in digging clay on the grounds of Mr, Hobson, of Hoxton, near Hackney, a large fossil horn was discovered, which nua- urcd nine feet two inches in length : it was of a semilunar form, ta- pering towards one end, and hollow for the greatest part of its length; its diameter at the greatest end was about eight inches. ' MI, ' " 1 1 LL. 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