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Belfast Commercial Chronicle

23/03/1812

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Date of Article: 23/03/1812
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NUMBER 1,110.] MONDAY, MARCH 23, 181 Q PRICE 5D, NE W R F. 500 HC m- • ^ AUCTION OF FLAXSEED. rOGSHEADS PHILADELPHIA FLAX- SEED ( Growth of the year 1810), will be| j ' Sold by AinSion, en WEDNESDAY, the 1st day of April next, at the Hour » f TWELVE o'Ciock, at the Stores of the Subscriber, ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRY, March 17. ( 778 RJPHE ENTERPRIZE, from NEW- YORK, is daily ex- JL pe< 5ted at this Port, with a Cargo of pflO Hogsheads of Flaxseed, 100 Burr els Pot Ashes, and 20,000 Barrel Staves. TREVOR & SMITHSON CORRY. NIWRT, Feb 28. A Parcel of Last Year's NEW YORK FLAXSEED tor Sale. ( 645 FLAXSEED & STAVES. THIS SUBSCRIBERS are landing, from the EDWARD, J.- ft.- HjjWpAiL, Master, from Niw- Yoat, ZHtk;^ FLAXSEED> 18,000 Barrel STAVES, Which they offer for Sale. JOHN & HUGH BOYD. IJIWKV, February 6, 1812. ( 523 NEWRY. LUKE < 2 U IN MAS RECEIVED, PER THE JOHNS, FROM LON- DON, • 40 Sacks New Red Clover- Seed, and 40 Bushels Spring Vetches, HE HAS FOR SALE, 30 Puncheons Strong Well- flavoured Whiskey, Which, with his usual Assortment of RUM, WINE, TEAS, SUGARS, & c. & c. he will dispose of on pleming Terms. 699) March 10, 1812. ~ ADAM BOWLES TTi) ESPECTFULLY informs his Friends and the Puhlic, 1 JLSu that he has removed from North- street to that Con- cern in SUGAR- ISLAND, formerly occupied by Mr. RUS- SEL, where he hopes for a conusance of that favour he has experienced since his commencement in Trade. He intends being always supplied with Best Bleachers" Soap, Mould 8$ Pipt Candles, Tobacco Pigtail, of his oxen Ma- nufacture, Which his Friends may depend on being of the very best Quality; together with a General Assortment of GROCERIES 75!) NEWRY, March 5. FOR NEW. YORK, THE STOUT AND NEW AMERICAN SHIP AUGUSTUS, ( Burthen 700 Tons,) To sail on the 20th April. This Vess*! < 9 of the First Class, and well calculated to accommodate Passengers, being eight feet between decks, and the Captain attentive and experienced. Such people as may be desirous of availing themselves of this favourable opportunity, are requested to make immediate application to Captain HATHAWAY, at Warrenpoint; or, to the Sub- scribers, who will take every care that a sufficient quantity of Water and Fuel will be laid in for the Voyage. Feurteen Cabin Passengers can be elegantly accommodated. LAWFORD, TRONSON, & CO. NEWRY, March 20. ( 783 TENERIFFE CARGO. T'HE Schooner Friends, EDWARD COSWJI, Master, is arrived this day, direiSt from TsNERiFtE, with a CARGO of HO Tons fair BARILLA, all in Lumps, and of a most superior Quality, Which will be Sold on reasonable Terms, out of the Vesse at the Lime- Kiln- Dock, by the Subscriber, HALLAWAY HAYES. Ann- street, Belfast, March 9, 1812. ( 692 FLAXSEED & ASHES. 1130 Hhds. New New- Tori Flaxseed, 24- Half Ditto Ditto. 212 Barrels first sort Pot Ashes, FOR SALE, BY THOMAS S. FANNING, Donegajl Quay. Belts', February 28, 1812. ( 641 NEW- YORK ASHES BY AUCTION ~ ipHOMAS S. FANNING will, on FRIDAY the 27th ! l instant, at ' he hour of ONE o'clock, Sell by Auc- tion, at the Stores of THOMAS HUGHES, Donegall- Quay, Two Hundred ami Twelve Barrels first sort New- Tori POT ASHES. Of the latest Inspection and best Manufacture, Now lauding, from on board the Ship Triton, direct from New- York. Terms— Approved Bills on Belfast, at Three Months. MACFARLAN, Auctioneer. March 13. ( 719 COTTON WOOL BY AUCTION. OAMUEL an. l JAMES CAMPBELL will Sell by O Anaion, on FRIDAY the 27th inst. at TWELVE o'Clock, 98 Bales Georgia, 25 Bales Sea Island, OF FINE QUALITY. MACFARLAN, Auctioneer. Mnrch 14, 1812. ( 732 COTTON- WOOL, A Indigo, Cotton, Elephants" Teeth. AT WESTPORT, CO. MAYO, IRELAND, ripo BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, for the li'ne- I fit of the Underwriters, on MONDAY the 30rh inst. ail the Property saved from the late Brig Mar', wrecked « i the Coast of Erris, on her Passage from New Providence to Port- Glasgow, consisting of 15 ELEPHANTS' TEETH, — Bales COTTON- WOOL, 64 Seroru INDIGO, 42 Tons CUBA FirsTIC, 56 Ditto CAMPEACHY LOGWOOD, 33 Sets Mahogany BED- POSTS, 17 Logs MAHOGANY, 4000 Feet; also, The- Masts, Spars, Yards, Anchors, Cables, Sails, Ur Terms— Cash, or approved Bills on London or Dublin' not exceeding 90 days.— The different Articles will be put I up in Lots, for the accommodation of the Purchaser. 766) WESTPORT, March 14, 1812 In the Matter of HT'O BE SOLD BY HAMILTON ET" CARSON, ( i AUCTION, at the Ranlrapts. ( Donegalt- Arms, Belfast, J on wgfjNESDAY the 2 » th day of March, inst. at ONF, o'Clock, the Bankrupts' Interest in the DWF. LLING- HOUSE jnd TIMBER- YARD, as la^ kf iii Jr. » occupation of said JAMES CUIOH as also in the DWELLING- HOUSE and PR. EMISKS in the Possession of \ Vn Rri'o. Any information necessary respeiftinjr the Title, & c. may be had by applying to WM. CRANSTON, Attorney, Agent to - said Commission. s Those persons who are indebred to said Bankrupts, are requested to pay the amount of their respective accounts to WILLIAM CRAIG, the Assignee. 775) March 17. Ship MASSASOIT. THOSE who have engaged th# ir. Passage in this Ship, are requested to be in j - NEWRY on WEDNESDAY, the 1st of \ April, to settle their Accounts and go on board, as she will j • ail next day, wind and weather permitting LAVVFORD, TRONSON, & CO. NEWRY, Match 19, 1812. ( 784 PASSENGER- SHIP FOR NEW YORK." THE TINE NEW TAST- S AII1 NO Brigantine STANDARD, ! BARTLET HOLMES, MASTER, - Will be clear to sail lor the above » o t by the 20th April next. For Passage apply to Captain HOLMES, at Warreripoint; or to DENNIS CAULFIELD, at Newry, who will take ^ are the Passengers shaM have comfortable accommodations, and plenty of choice Water. 785) NEWRY, March 20, 1812. The Ship ENTERPRIZE, Daily expe& ed at this Port from NEW- YORK, KjWSMJ^ will rec. ive as many PASSENGERS as may JSsTsfiSat offer, within Fifteen Days after her arrival, of which Notice shall be given.— For Passage, apply to TREVOR & SMITHSON CORRY. NEWRT, March 9, 1812, f701 FOR NEW- YORK, The Ship JEOLUS, CAPTAIN CHARLES HENRY, Shortly expected at Warrenpoint. For Passage, apply to ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRV, March 2. ( 677 NOTICE TO PASSENGERS. THOSE Persons who hav, e engaged their passage on hoard the American Barque •^' EDWARD, G. R, DOWDALI, Master, for NiiW- YoRK, will please be in NEWRV on the 26th of March, as she will sail the first fair wind after— A few Passengers could be arcommo- ated, if immediate application be made to the CAPTAIN, at Warrenpoint; or, to JOHN & HUGH BOYD. N'nvnr, February 25. ( 648 FOR NEW- YORK, ? THE FINE AMERICAN SHIP LIVERPOOL TRADER, Burthen 650 Tons, EBENEZER PERKINS, MASTER, Will proceed for the above Port, first fair wind after the ] st April. The LIVERPOOL TRADER is a remarkable fine ship, quite new, and extremely well calculated for Passengeis, being upwards of six Feet between Deck: the Cabin apartments hre also spacious, and fitted up in a neat style. Passengers « oing by this ship, may depend upon every accommodation * nd attention during the Voyage, and upon a sufficient stock of Water, & c. being put on board. For Freight or Passage, apply to Captain PERKINS, at Captain SIM MI'S, Warrenpoirit; or, to ' CARLILES, OGLE & CO KEWRT, February SI, Hit, APPRENTICE WANTED. I, A D of Genteel Connexions, wanted as an Ap- prentice to the GROCERY BUSINESS, in BclLst. Application to Mr. S. TUCKER, CUROMCLE Ounce ; if by Letter, ( post paid). 456) Belfast, January 29. A COOK WANTED, * N the First of May, who must perfectly understand her Business, and the Management of a Dairy— The most satisfactory Charadter, as to Sobriety and Honesty, will be required. Inquire at the CHRONICLE OrricR. ( 7.56 - WANTED^ HY THE POLICE COMMITTEE, A PERSON to ait as SUB- INSPECTOR of POLICE, t\ at a Salary of 30 Guineas a year. Written applica- tions only can be received ; and all Candidates must appear personally, at my Office, Donegall- street, at ELEVEN o'Cleck, on SATURDAY the 28th March inst. when the Ele& ion will take place. By Order, JAMES HYNDMAN, Clerk. March 1C. ( 774 NOTICE XS hereov given, that the APPLOTMF. NT for the Cur- rent Year 1812, made by the ComAiitteii appointed under and by virtue of the Bstr. NT POLICE ACT, now lies at my Office, No. 83, ABC street, for the Inspe& ion of the Inhabitants, and all others whom it may concern, from 8 o'Clock Morning to 6 Evening. Persons who conceive themselves overcliargtd therein, may appeal in Writing, to bfc lodged with me, within Eight Days fr » m the date hereof, and no person whatever will be permitted to inspeil tha same after the said Eight Days are expired. The Commissioners will meet on Tuesday ' he 31st inst. at the Hour of Twelve o'Clock, at the Police- office, Done- galt- street, to determine upon whatever appeals may be huue By Order, W. MACFARLAN, Secretary. March 20> ( 782 Adjourned Sale of Outstanding Debts. In the Matter of 1 TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, CHARLES FERIS, f 1 on WEDNESDAY the 25th a Bankrupt. f of March, 1812, at the House of ' Mr. JAMES M'KEAN, in the City of Armagh, at ONE o'Clock in the Afternoon, by Order of the Commissioners, the OU i'STANDING DEBTS due to the Estate of the said Bankrupt, a Schedule of which may be seen by application to JAMES TREWMAN BELL, Agent to the Assignee, Armagh, or No. 20, B. uns^ ick- stree:, DuhHn. 76J) GEO. MOSSON, Auftioneer. ADJOURNED BANKRUPT'S SALE, In the Matter of JOSEPH HEWITT, a Bankrupt. { of March, 1812, at TWELVE • -* o'clock, at Noon, at the House -) <~ rO be Sold by Auftion, on r, I L TUESDAY the 24th DAY NOTICE. ALL PERSONS who stand indebted to the late SAM- HEWITT, are hereby required to have their Ac- counts immediately settled, as all Outstanding Debts, after the First April, will be put into the hands of an Attorney, to take the most speedy method for the recovery of them. N. B. Also, all Persons having claims against the Estate, are hereby required to furnish the same, on or before the First April, that the same may be discharged by JOHN HEWITT, Administrator. No. 22, Prince's- street— Belfast, March 18, 1812. ( 763 MOST DESIRABLE SITUATION. To be Let, and immediate Possession given, or the Interest in the Lease Sold, xvbereof 4 4 Tears arc unexpired from May last, qpHAT Large and Commodious DWELLING- HOUSE, JL NO. 5, Custom- hou » E*< qiuy, in complete repair, and fit for the reception of a Genteel Family* Its situation and conveniencie* are too well known to require comment. Apply to the Subscriber, THOMAS EKENHEAD. Belfast, February 3. ( 483 of Mr. JAMZS M'KP. AN, in the City of Armagh, by order of the Commissioners in this matter, All the said Bankrupt's Right, Tifle, and Interest in the LANDS of KILMORE, County Armagh, containing 15 Acres, English Measure— held by Lease for Years, renewabla totios juoties.— There is a large Limestone Quarry, with two Kilns, on these Lands, and « re « ubje£ l only to the small Yearly Rent Of 18r. and to a Mortgage Debt of -£ 200, on which there 5£ years interest due to and for the 17th of September Lst. A statement of the Title may be seeft, by applying to J^ MES l'REWMAN BELL, Agent to the Commission, and Assignee, Armagh, or No. 20, iirunswicl- streft, Dub- lin, in whose hands he Title Deeds yjay be iiispe Jted. 770) GEORGE M0& 5ON, Auctioneer. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, On the Prealises, [ if not previously disposed of) tn MONDAY, the 30lb March next, r J'' EN AC'RF. J of most excellent LAND, adjoining the • L Town of COMBER, held by Lease lor Thret Young Liv « s. On this Concern are Two Water Wheels, one occu- pied in spinning Linen Yarn, with complete Machinety; the other drives a Double Engine and Wash Mill, well cal- cuLted for the half- white or brown beetling business.— From the command of water, the whole is weli adapted for an extensive Flour Mill, being situated in the heart of a Wheat growing Country. For particulars, apply to Mr. STITT, of Comber, who will trsat with any person disposed to purchase. COMBER, 28th February, 1812. N. B. The Purchase- Money may remain on approved se- curity. _ ( 638 A1 TO BE SOLD, FARM of I, AND in LOWER MALONE, containing S8A. 1R. 9P. Irish Measure, lately occupied by RO- BERT M'ICEH, being just One Mile from Belfast, and held by Lease from the MARQUIS of DONEGALL, for Sixty- one years, from November, 1809, at the yeaily Rent of £ 7> 6, 2s. Application to be made to GEORGE'BLACK, Esq. or JAMES MQRELAND, on the Premises If not disposed of by Privite Sale, before the 10th of April next, it will on that day be SOLD by PUBLIC AUC- TION, at the DONEGALL- AKMS, at the Hour of ONE o'Clock. ( 734) March IS, 1812, TO BE LET, From the 1// day of November last, AFARM of LAND, containing Thirteen Acres, Planta tion Measure, situate at BALLVNAFEIGII, on the County of Down side of the Lagan, latily in the Possession of Mrs. CAVAN, and held under the MARQUIS of DONE-' GALL, for the remainder of the original Lease, fer Three Lives, all in being, or 41 Years, from May, 1794, or what- ever shorter time may be agreed on. The above Farm is pleasantly Situated on the Banks of the Lagan, and within a ffW minutes walk of the Town of Belfast, by the New Bridge. Application to be made to CHARLES EASTWOOD, Esq. Castle Town, Dur. dalk, or to Mr. WALTER MAC- FAXLAN, AUCTIONEER, Belfast. 691) Belfast, March 6, 1812, If the above FARM is not disposed of on or before FRIDAY the 3d day of Abrilnext, it will on that day be SOLD by AUCTION, at the DON EG ALL- ARMS, at the Hoftr of TWO o'Clock, subject to the mai Yearly Rent of TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, If not previously disposed of by Private Sate, on FRIDAY the 10 Hi April, at the Offt- e ef Mr. J A WES HYNDMAN, Donsgall- street, at ibe Hour of TWELVE o'Cloci, rT1HAT HOUSE, on the White- House Shore, occupied _ l. by MAXWELL LEPPER, with 13 Acres of LAND, held under the MARQUIS of DONEOALL, for 61 years from No- vember, 1809, at the yearly Rent of £ 6, 10.. The House consists of Two Parlours, Eight Bed- Chambers, Kitchen, Pantries, Sculiery, Cellar, & c. with a complete set of Office- Houses, all lately built, with a we'i- inclosed Yard. Also, an Excellent GARDEN and ORCHARD, well stocked with all kind of Fruit Trees in full hearing. There have been 3000 Trees planted and registered. This Property is deligln'uliy situated on the side of the Lough, Four miles from Beliast, and commands an extensive view ot the Harbour and the Shores on each side. No re- sidence can be better adapted for Sea Bathing, as a Bathing- House is already erected. Above £ 800 have been lately laid out on the Premises, which are ui complete order, and tit { or the reception of a Genteel Family. For further information, apply to the Proprietor, on the Premises. Immediate Possession can be given. 772) Mfrrch 16. STALLIONS, rT' 0 Cover this Season, at NISW- GKOVE, near Ballymena, ' L at Two Guineas each Mare, and Five Shillings to the Groom:— RUM BO, By Whiskey, out of Sp netta— fur his pedigree at latge, and performance on the l'urf, see the General Steed Book, and Racing Calendars. Also, at same place, at One Guinea each Mare, and Haif- a- Crown to the Groom, HERCULES, A Suffolk bred Punch, imported from the best stock in that Country. Grass, & c. for Mares, at the usual prices.— All demands for Covering and Keep, to be paid before the Aiares are taken away, as the Groom is accountable. ( 694 A STHM A, CONSUMPTION, WHEEZING, & c. Sec. Prepared Stramonium and Oxymet ( as directed by Sur- geon Fisher) has been found a most invaluable remedy in the above complaints.— The fume of the dried Herb, thus corrected, effectually prevents the Asthmatic fit, and the Oxyinel. by allaying the irritation in the Lungs, strengthen- ing and correcting the habit, has succeeded in cases © f Con- sumption that appeared almost hopeless. The prepared Herb lor smoking, and the Oxymel for internal use— art sold in London, by Messrs. BUKGESS & Co. Bedford- Street; and Messrs. F. Niwsear ^ nd SONS. NO. 29, Dame: sireet, Dublin ; and by their appointment, by Mr. 3AM. ARCHER, and Mr. WARD, Belfast; Mr. WALSH, Armagh; Mr WA* D, I^ sbu n ; and Mr. M'KENNV, Newry. ( 737 ANHOLT MAIL. STOCKHOLM, M \ RCH, 2. " His Royal Majesty has received the follow, inz intelligence from Stralsund, bearing date the 13th Fehruafy .-— That French standards having been hoisted on board the Post- office packets and Custom- house sloop, was declared by Gen. Friant to be done through mistake, and they were in consequence immediately struck. The course of the post was again permitted on the 4th Februa- ry, but in a few hours afterwards stooped anew. That the ,57' th regimen; of the line, belonging to the French division of Compans, has marched in- to Swedish Pomerania. The searching of houses has been done with the intent of discovering where colonial produce might be secreted, and that the continental duties were forced to be paid on even the most inconsiderable quantities fou". J in pri- vate houses.. The Government's Chancellor, M. Von Pachelbel, was arrested on the 7th, as was also the Lord Chamberlain, Count Bohlen, Gn the 11th February. The merchants Israel, Schleiter, and Haase, hate likewise been arrested | as also one Speeht, master nf the extra- post packet. Two battalions of the Grand Duke of Berg arrived at Stralsund on the 9; h February. Ttie Swedish transport ships which were taking ships materials on board at Walgart were, on tie 8th February, forced to remain there, by firing four loaded guns at them, and their commanders were informed by French officers sent on board for that pwrpose, not to attempt sailing away, as otherwise the ves-, sels should be immediately taken possession of by the French soldiery. All vessels in the ports and harbours of Pomerania are laid tinder embargo and dismantled. The harbour of Stralsund is full of ice, so that no vessel can get out. " The French troops demand being supplied with whatever they want, more strictly thati even in time of war, and pay nothing for what they get. Since their entrance, the inhabitants of Po- merapia have twice been obliged to pay a very heavy capitation tax." « LOWER ELBE, FEBRUARY IS, " Accounts of the state of affairs in general, concerning peace or war, continue to be very du- bious, and cannot be relied on. This is a natural consequence of'the difficulties and hindrances oh the tegular post in all those countries which are under the dominion of the French, and more par- ticularly so at Hamburgh, where it appears to have been adopted as a fixed rule not to forward even such letters, for which they, nevertheless, have taken postage. No post arrives there from Po. merania, or at least it is not delivered ; and it is even said, that the letters from Sweden have not been delivered out since the end of last month. The posts from other parts are 9ub] efl to the same usage and constraint, which takes a way all liberty in correspondence, and fully answers the end for which it'appears to be intended, namely, that of keeping all states in perfefl ignorance of whatever is done or going forward." « HUNGARY, JANUARY 22. " New garrisons have already marched into Pest and Ofen, the battalions which form them being en the peace establishment, are scarcaly 400 men strong, and all Gallicians. Tke Diet is said to be now occupied with drawing out a new scale of valuation, that made for the Hereditary States not being considered suitable for Hungary. Oil the 27th January, two masters o; vessels were executed at Venice, who had deserted to the Eng- lish, and carried arms against their native country, but were afterwards taken prisoners." " HELIGOLAND, MARCH 12. " By a cutter which arrived from Tonningen on the 10th instant, as well as other sources, we are again assured, that a, delaration of war by the Russians, in conjunction with the Prussians and Swedes, against France, is every day expected. Prussia alone is said to have an army of 130,000 men, in high discipline and ready for the field ; uid these, with the troops which the other Pow- ers will be able to bring into the contest, hold out a good prospect of success. " A division of 10,000 French troops lately marched through Bremen, to reinfore the army on the Polish frontiers, most of them raw young men, and some of them striplings of not more than 16 years of age. " The Prince of Echmuhl, with most of the garrison, left Hamburgh some time ago, and it is stated that this city is to be garrisoned by the Danes till the French are again able to spare a sufficient number of men for the purpose, the lat- ter being well aware that it would be highly un safe for them to entrust the Polic; and Govern- ment of this town to its Civil Magistrates-, with* out the commanding awe of military torce. " This measure accounts for the late move- ments of the Danish troops in Holstein." On Tuesday week, a seaman fell from the fore- top- gallant- mast- head of the whale- Sshing ship Lr.' itia, in Aberdeen harbour; and, after striking the lower standing rigging, was precipitated on board a foreign vessel ; where, it was believed by ail who witnessed the accident, that he musr be found dead ; to their astonishment, howevc, ha wa?, wi; h some assistance, able to rise, and, upon being landed from a boat, walked to a h > tne in the neighbourhood, from thence he was conveyed home, without much esternal injury, bat greatly bruised internally, as afterwards appeared, and, although still pooily, is likely to recover. Whatever Col. Palmer may say, it is a fact that the recruiting officers have orders no; to en- list Irishmen into the 10th Dragoons. Within these few weeks, several very floe young Irish, men have been rejected. It is equally the fact, that Londoners are not refused ;— U this moment diere is a recruiting party in the metropolis—. How indecent are such denials and assertions !— ( Examine,-\ J • LONDON POLICE. BIGAMY. - STREET.— On Saturd-, y J> hn Pitcher was brought to tfte office, charged with unlawfully mirryiiifi; Elizabeth Faimash Piarke, at the parish of Saffron Walden, in Essex, in th? ye ir ISO•">, he having a wife then living* to whom the Prisoner was married at the parish of Sr. Ol ive's, Silver- street, in th"; year 1798!. Both the wives attended to give evidence against the P. iso. ier - He was committed for further examination. ROBBING THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. ' On the 6: h inst. the Committee- Room, No. 9, of the Hoi ise of Comtfions, was roUbed of a va- luable clock, which was placed up in it. N,> trace could be made of it, nor was aoy particular per- son suspefted ; it was ho<-- e* er ascertained, that a Pawn- broker's duplicate for a clock had been of- fered for sale to Mrs. Meyer, who deals in the purchase, and sale of pawnbroker's duplicates, in the LondOn- road, St. George's- fijlds; on the -. e- cond day after the clock had been stolen by a man, Mrs. Meyer went to Mr. Folkard's ship, a pawnbroker, in the Westminster- road, but they could not - agree upon terms for the pui'ch. ne — On the following day, Mr. Folkard rece'svp.- f in- formation that the clock had been stolen! Af or that a man presented the duplicate in a similar manner to that Mrs. Meyer had done to see the clock, where he was stopped, and taken into cus- tody of a patrole belonging to the above Office, who searched him, and brought hiin to the Of- fice. He proved' to be a broker in the St. and. The account he gave of his hating possession of the duplicate was, that a man of the name of John Brothertoa had « iv. n him the duplicate for the purpose of purchasing the clock. This account, of course, did not satisfy the Ma- gistrate, till he had procured the apprehension of John Brotherton, which was effefled o » Friday evening, when he underwent an exammati - rvwlu n he acknowledged giving the broker the duplicate. The account he g; tve « f having possession of it was, that he took it of a young man for a debt o£ honour, whose name he did not know, or wherg he lived. All that he knew of him was, by meet- ing him at a gambling- house. The prisoner is a man of very respeflable appearance; he acknow- ledged that he frequently went to the House of Commons. The pawn- broker said, he did not think it was the prisoner whta pledged the clock. A G.' ntleman belonging to the House of Com- mons identified the clock to be the same that wag stolen from the Committee- room. Oil the pri- soner being informed he must be committed, or find very sufficient bail, he appeared much sur- prised ; but sifter some hesitation, he , uked Mr. Howell, a gentleman who happened to be ; ese; it, to bail him. Mr. Howell said in reply, nat all he knew of the prisoner was, that sonic •-. tie since he understood the prisoner WHS > N partnership WH1\ a man who owed him 3.5/. and that t!' v were go- ing to set up a bank. He would not bail the prf- soner for u farthing. We regret to hear that another breach of trtisc, greater in its extent than that by Mr. Walsh, has taken place within these few days. A Mr. Fail, of the Stock Exchange, has absconded with pro- perty to the amount of 20,000/. and upwards. Previous to his leaving tmvn, he told his friends t' it he was going to Bath for a few days, a cir » cumstance which occasioned no suspicion. Th ® confidence placed in his integrity and responsibility was such, that although he was absent from busi- ness upwards of a week, it created not the smallest uneasiness. The first alarm excited among per* sons who had property in his hands, was, the in- telligence that he had taken his departure from Liverpool for America, carrying with him two ot his children. > He has left behind his wife and another child, who, it is supposed, are, to follovy him. Mr. F. we understand, was a very particu- lar friend of General Miranda, who resided at his house when he was last in this coui::;'. time back, Miranda wrote him a very friendly letter from South America, inviting hirn to com? over to the Caraccas, where he would find a oa- lace to receive him. This letter Mr. F. did not keep a secret, but erhilvifed to several of his friends. Previous to his departure, he received 20,0001, from a country banker, to dispose of for hi in but which he appropriated to- his own use, o our. chasing 500J/. Ea. t India . bonds, and 12,00)/, • 5 per cents. We understand, however, that thes. » have been, or are likely to be, recovered. The 5 per cents, were vested in the names of two trus. tees, who appear to have been innocently drawn in, and have agreed to resign the whole of tha stock, on receiving z proper indemnification against any claim made on them in future fir the same by Fall. In addition to this property 50001. worth of Lidia bonds have been traced to his late residence on the WanJsworth- road 5 and this beiA; » - also claimed by the bankers, it is supposed th , t on the winding up of the business . their; loss will be'only ir m 3 to 50001. It apprars, that since the cocnmenc? meor of thsr Luddite system, in ( He neighbourhood of N ittinu- ham, 42 lace- frames,- and 544 piai.- i siik and c it- ton stocking- frames have been destroy1 : the value of the former,, wlifeii new, i>, upj;. ,*: e h age, about t£ > 0 eacii; and that of the latter from IS to JC2;) eac'i. The Ely Ba ik of Messrs. Brackenbu y, which failed about loiir months since, last w^ xk diclaieij a dividend ot ' 20s, in the pound. In the window- of a ponlierer's shop at Chiches- ter, a -> aper was lately pus. ed aj follow :—" JjtuLei and Fools killed h- re." L-.' week, a young man sat down on die- top of ihe centre arch of Ru^ hergkin bridge, 5ko:- , land After remaining there for sqia; time, a | sudden gust of wind blew off his hat, and. fa making an effort to. regain it, he itii foi war! ate the. Cly" de, and was dioXvLTc!.— His body tub, Ot yet been found. A$ T COMM KKCIAL CHUON1CLE. PArliAMEnT, HOUSE OF COMMONS, MARCH 16. IRISH AFFAIRS. . Mr. W. POLE gave notice that he would to- morrow move for leave to bring in a Bill to in- vest the Coadjutors of Bishops and Archbishops in Ireland with certain powers. Also a Bill for making provision for the wives and families ® f soldiers volunteering from Ireland to serve aboard. riiisH DISTILLATION; AND GRAIK. Mr. M. FITZGERALD was desirous of hear- ing from the Right Hon. the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if it was in the intention of his. Ma- jesty's- Ministers to put a stop to the Distillation from Grain in Ireland, or to check the exporta- tion of corn from that country ? , The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER declined stating the intentions of Government, till a motion on the subject Was brought before the House. Mr. FITZGERALD then gave notice for Wednesday of a motion for certain papers, to as- certain the extent to which the exportation of grain was carried. BELFAST COURSE OF EXCHANGE, & c. March 20 Belfast on London 81 8f 8 j per cent. Belfast on Dublin ( 61 ds.) 1 per ceift. Belfast on Glasgow J per cent, / RUB, March 21 — S{ per cent. Gov. Deb. 72- f J . 5 per ccnt. Ditto 101- J Enbusiu March 18.— 3 per cent. Conrols 62f Mm. 21.— Dub. on Lon. | M. rtc 18.— Lon. on Dub ARRIVED. MAILS SINCE OUR LAST. tsbt B Br DONAGHADEE 1 2 BY DUBLIN 1 » -- —— — , The Statistical Survey of the County of An- trim ( in two volumes), by the Rev. John Du- bourdieu, may be had, during the Assizes, from Mr. Theophilus Gardner, Downpatrick. BELFAST, Monday, March 23, 1815. At an early hour last night we received the London Papers of the 17th and 18th, by an Ex- press from Donaghadee. They do not contain any intelligence of much political importance; but the Debate which took place on Lord CAS- TLEREAGH presenting the Petition from Belfast, for extending Lord STANHOPE'S Bill to Ireland, is highly interesting to this part of the country, and we have endeavoured lo give the substance of the Speeches delivered on the occasion, in as ample a form as our limits would admit. The London Papers of Thursday remain due by Donagbadee. FRENCH SQUADRON. The enemy has a squadron at sea, but its des. filiation is a mere matter of conjecture. Our In- telligence, the roost circumstantial, and we may add the most accurate, yet. made public on this juteresting suVyect, is of the fallowing import. Four sail of the line and two frigates escaped out of L'Orient on the 9th inst. and were watched by the Diana frigate until the 11th instant, on the morning of which day, they had fallen in with the Pompee, of 80 guns, and would have taken her, but that she had started her water, by which means she was so lighted as to escape.— The Pompee ar. d Diana subsequently continued company to watch them till the 12: h, when after lending the intelligence to England, they proceed- ed to strengthen our squadron in Basque RraUs. When they left the enemy on the 12th, the French ships weie in long, 7- lat. 48. steering West, posed to be destined for Brest; or for America. It is not understood that they had any troops on board. The Sandwich King's lugger, brought the in- telligence to Admiral Thornborough on Tuesday last, of which tiie above is ; he subsance. We are glad that the enemy has ventured out— it is the only chance there is of changing his ulterior des- tination, which we trust we shall soon say more cf.— Cork Intelligencer PACKET BY EXPRESS. London, March 18, The Duke of Leeds has got the Blue Ribband which was announced as destined for the Here- ditary Prince of Orange. FRENCH LICENCES. Yesterday the merchants concerned in commer- cial speculations with France, waited on the Board of Trade to receive its decision respecting the re- gulations of licences to be granted for France, when the following new arrangements were made! The Board of Trade consents to admit the un- dermentioned articles, coming from any port of France, or any port uuder the controul of France, from the river Ems to Caen, viz.—" Cheese, ieeds, fruit, bristles, thread and tape, perfumery, . silk, thrown and organized ; linen, cambric, lace, quicksilver, flax and yarn, jewellery, books, en- gravings, & c. The above articles may be admitted here with- out any previons exportation, but on their arrival they must be warehoused under the joint lock of the Government and the merchants, until a coun- ter exportation shall have been made, at the rate cf £ 5 per ton, for the commodities so received into this country. The articles are to be imported in vessels of 100 tons burthen or upwards. With respefl to the staple commodities of FrantS;, such as wine and brandies, no alteration has taken place. By the latest accounts from Lisbon it appears that Marmont had fallen back upon Valladolid > but the objeft of this movement has not been as. • ertained. There is a vague rumour of a French force of 80,000 men pouring into Spain from France. It is therefore conjectured that Mar. . wont's movement has been with . a view of facili- tating the junilica of this fore*. It is confidently asserted, in letters from France, that a recent Dispatch from Mr. Barlow, the Ame- rican Resident at Paris, to Mr. Russell, in this metropolis, had been intercepted by the French Government. Bonaparte has thus possessed him- self of the sentiments of both those Gentlemen, as it will be remembered, that a Dispatch from Mr. Russell had been previously seized on its route to Paris. What course witl the American Executive adopt, on this flagrant outrage against the sacred rights of Diplomatic Agents ? The accounts received yesterday from Wind- sor, we are happy to state, mention, " that his Majesry is much better." We have good reason for believing that a Dis- solution of Parliament will take place early' in May next. The public will then have an oppor- tunity of declaring their opinion as to the mea. sures adopted by Ministers, by returning to the next Parliament those men only who will pledge themselves to oppore general corruption, and give their support to every motion calculated to pro- mote the real interests of the country. If this line of conduft is pursued by the People, it will do mote to open the dyes of the Prince Regent to the dangers which environ the throne, and threat- en the dstrnflion of the Empire, than all that has or can be written on the subject.—( Statesman.) The Gazette of last night announces the pro- motion of Lord Percy to the Peerage, by the title of Baron Percy ; and the appointment of the Earl of Ormond to the Offic^ of Lord of the Bed- Chamber.— It also announces the appoint- ment of Col. M'Mahon to the Office of Keeper of the Privy Purse and Private Secretary to the Prince Regent. There was an immense display of Shamrocks yesterday. The Irish labourers, at work on i Drury- lane Theatre, erected flags on two of the loftiest poles of the scaffolding, in honour of the anniversary of the birth of St. Patrick.— Lord Castlereagh wore a large Shamrock in the House of Commons. SUDDEN DEATH OF: RHK MARCHIONESS OF BUCKINGHAM. On Monday night died, at her Ladyship's house, in Pall- Mail, the Mo'st Noble the Mar- chioness of Buckingham. Her Ladyship came to town from Stow, on Sunday night, to obtain professional advice for a violent pain in one eye ; but, in all other respects, apparently in high I healtj?. She was seized, hftwever, with a violent j fever in the course of that night, and on the fol- j lowing evening departed this life. Her Ladyship was the daughter of the late Right Hon. Robei t Craggs Nugent, Earl of Nugent in the Kingdom of Ireland. She married the Marquis of Buck- ingham cm the 16th of April, 1775, and was created Baroness Nugent, Dec. SO, 1800. The children of this marriage are, I, Richard Nugent Grenville, Earl Temple, born March 20, 1776 ; 2. Mary Anne, born July 8, 1787; 3. George Nugent, born Dec. SO, 1788. When the Marchioness was created Baroness Nugent, it was with remainder to her second son, Lord George Nugent Grenville, who, by the de- cease of hsi mother, becomes a Peer of the King- dom of Ireland. We understand tlj. it Lord Boringdon's motion will certainly come on to- morrow in the House of Lords. The death of the Marchioness of Buckingham was expected to have the effect of postponing the discussion ; but Lord Boringdon, it is said, did not think this event a sufficient ground for the proposed delay. The Duchess of Gordon is given ovct b. y her Physicians. PARLIAMENT,. HOUSE OF COMMONS— TUESDAY, MARCH 17. After some private business had been gone through, Mr. S. SMITH presented a petition from the Frame- work Knitters of Leicester, and its vici- nity, which he said was signed by 11,000 names, stating their extreme distress fiom the ruin of their trade, and the loss of their employments, by the operation of the Orders in Council, more especially with respect to America, and praying redress. . The petition was seconded by Mr. BABINGTON1, and ordered to lie on the Table. Mr. BRAND gave notice that he would, on the 21st of April, bring forward a motion for a Re- form in the Commons House of Parliament; and also that a Noble Friend of his would, on the same day, bring forward a motion to Reform the Re- presentation of Scotland, and that another Ho- nourable Friend of his would on the same day, bring forward a motion for a Bill to amend the mode of taking votes on Parliamentary Eleflions. GOLD CURRENCY. Lord CASTI EREAGH rose to present a petition from numerous respectable inhabitants of the towns of Coleraine and Belfast, and their vi- cinities, praying, that in any bill for renewing the laws of the last Sessions respecting the sale of guineas, and the competency of national bank notes as a tender in the payment of rents, See. might have a cktuse inserted for extending its operation to Ireland. The Noble Lord stated that when the Bill was before the House last Ses- sion, for the renewal of which a Right Honour- able Friend of his intended this night to move, he had clearly foreseen that without a most ma- terial change should take place in the affairs of Ireland, and which had not since occurred, it would be absolutely necessary, in any renewal of that act, to. extend its operation to Ireland : and, satisfied of this necessity at the time, he should have then moved, although he stood alone for the insertion of a clause to that effect, but, on account of the absence of so many Irish Members at the _ time, from the North of Ireland, where the ne- cessity had begun to be felt in a peculiar degree, i It had been heretofore the constant praftice of the North of Ireland, in all transaflions of rent or commerce, to make gold payments instead of | paper ; and this pradice continued until the gold j currency of the country began to be withdrawn .[ from circulation; and even long after paper cur- rency began, . to be generally received in such pay- , ments, throughout the other three provinces, still premium of 25 per cent; and under this most dis- tressing disad vantage did the people of the North continue to labour, and were only relieved by the liberality and benevolence of several landholders, who, considering the rise on gold, and the great loss of property and of time to their tenants in procuring it, they came to an agreement to take National Bank Notes, but still at a discount, sr me of 3 and some of 5 per cent. However, even yet there were many landlords and others, who con- tinued to insist on gold, to the rnin and injury of great numbers. He trusted the House would take this subjeft into their consideration. His Lord- ship concluded by presenting the petition. Ms. Secretary POLE, in seconding the Peti- tion, corroborated the statement of the Noble Lord, and said, that those who conduced the Go- vernment of Ireland would be grossly remiss in their duty, if they omitted to represent those cir- cumstances to the Government here, with a view to an effeflual remedy, for relieving the people of the North of Ireland, from a degree of oppres- sion not felt in the other three Provinces. The Petition was read, and ordered to lie on the table. Th< c CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER now rose to bring forward his promised motion, for leave to bring in a Bill for the renewal of the law of the last Session upon the subjefl just spoken of. He said, that it was found, notwithstanding the mischief which was predicted of this Aft, and the universal discontent anticipated from its ope- ration, upon inquiry, that there had been only three atfions brrught in the whole of the three Courts of law, to recover money payment from persons who had tendered payment in bank of England notes— that those persons had paid those notes into Court, which had the effefl of suspend- ing proceedings. Seeing, therefore, that the sense of the country was not against the measure ; still, notwithstanding the paucity of instances in which the Bill in its operation was resisted, he felt it ne- cessary, under existing circumstances, to continue the hw in order to prevent other persons from be- ing embarrassed by suits. The bill which he pro- posed to move for, would be to continue the fir- mer bill with amendments, viz. to render Bank of England notes a competent payment, into court, out of court, and in general, and to extend its ope- ration to Ireland— that the Bill should be read a second time, and. that the committal should be postponed till after the holidays, in order to the attendance of Itish Members. / Lord FOLKSTONE even in this stage, could not pass by the opportunity of expressing his as- tonishment at the flippancy with which the Right Hon. Gent, introduced this propnjal, contrary to his own pledge list . Session— that he would never propose its revival, without a previous investiga- tion of the officers of the Bank, and he hoped the House would never adopt a bill like this, for making bank notes a legal tender. Lord CASTLEREAGH explained, as did Lond Folkstrne. Mr. TIERNEY said, that the whole- of this business seemed to be an attempt to undermine public credit. The fact was, the Right Hon. Gentleman knew he dared not meddle with the Bank. The Bank were the masters of the money concerns of the country ; and nothing could be done until fhe Bink was called before, and ob- bSged to gite an jkfccotsnt jof its proceedings to, that House, it frss nothing less than direct fraud to com pel men to take for money bits of paper from a Company, of whose, solvency the Public had no knowledge.—( Hear, hear !) This was a worse system than that of French assignats. The Bank had the power of issuing paper to any amount; their profits might be ex- tended to any amount; and the Chancellor of the Exchequer was wholly in their power. There- fore, when the Bank Directors told the Chancellor of the Exchequer that their notes must be made a legal tender, he had a right to demand what their profits were; and he should move for a return of the same. This day the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer was relying on bis stoutness, and taking upon himself a thing which no other Minister would venture upon ; and if something was not done to interrupt the progress now pursuing, it must end in the total ruin of public credit. Mr. PERCEVAL denied, that he had ever manifested a disposition to injure the credit of the country. As to his relying on his stoutness, he was by no means indifferent to his being left in a minority in that House; and would not urge a measure which was not likely to have the majo- rity of the whole public in its favour. And that man would be a hardy politician who would do any thing to shake the credit of the Bank, which must be the case, if the dofhine of the R. ght Hon. Geotk- iJi n was adopted. The amount of Bank- notes in eircolaiioii was less at this moment than it had hitherto b: en; there was adlually a limit to the issue of them ; but to fix a limit by law would be productive of the grossest public in- convenience. The House then di* i4ed— For the Motion 73— Against it 96. ANTRIM- ASSIZES. ( In continuation from last page. J CARRICK. FF. RGUS, SATURBAY, MARCH 2L the pradlice was insisted on by thejandlords and | traders in the North, until at length the scarcity I of gold'became So great, that guineas tows to a SECOND DAY. Owen M'- Glade and Margaret Wilson, were in- didled for stealing off a stand, in Ballymena mar- ket, one handkerchief, value 2s. property of Ro- bert Bell. Robert Bell— Is a dealer ; saw prisoner, Mar- garet, in BalJymena market, lifting a handker- chief from his stand ; he went round to seize her, when M'Glade jostled him, and she got away with the handkerchief; witness then closed his stall, and went through the town in pursuit with a Constable, and found prisoners together an hour after loss of handkerchief. Prisoners found— Guilty. John Picket— Indifled for stealing two geldings and two saddles, the property of Rev. Richard Dobbs, of Carrickfergus. Rev. Richard Dobbs, sworn— Two horses were stolen from him about 7th December, 1810, with two bridles and saddles ; the horses were found in Dublin a month after, and recovered by witness. Joseph Wilson— Knew of the horses being stolen from Mr. Dobbs; prisoner and witness were i at the stealing of them. Here witness identified prisoaert Came from county Detry to . talye the is horses; stopped in Straid on the way, and return- He:! through same village with the horses, to coun- Ity Tyrone, three miles from Dungannon, to house of one Charly M'Donnell, where witness left horses S with M'Donnell and prisoner, who took them f farther; witness got £ 3 frem C. M'Donnell for his trouble. Cross- examined.— Never stole horsos before; was a servant to Mr, Finlay, near Carrickfergus, two years, from whonf he got a good charafler, but lost it; witness once changed his n ime to M'Cor- mick about a year ago, in consequence of falling into bad company, with Thomas Collins, now in the bar, for depredations at Ballymena; witness was also accused of that offence, and is now in custody for it. Stole the h » rsesby name of Wil- son, an4 broke the house by name of M'Cormick; never heard himself accused of house- breaking in Belfast. ^ He had been previously arraigned thereon this day. J Never saw prisoner until the night before the horses were taken ; prisoner told witness he lived at Ballycastle ; witness has been about seven months in gaol, since which he gave information against prisoner; began to repent of the theft since his commitment. Hugh Gamble— Knows the prisoner; has seen him once before, on a Fiiday night; remembers coming to Rev. Mr. Dobbs eight or ten days af- ter horses were stolen ;- lives at Straid; saw pri- soner and last witness at his house ; witness keeps a shop; they asked for some bread, and staid till they got refreshment; this was in the evening ; does not remember the day ; Straid is four or five miles from Carrickfergus; witness came to tell Mr. Dobbs of his having seen two such men in his house about the time of tire horses being stolen. Here the case for prosecution closed. The pri- i sener called no witnesses. Prisoner— Acquitted. John Wallace, indicted, counterfeiting and forg- rtg a die, for impressing a stamp, value three halfpence, similar to those used by the Commis- sioners of Stamp Duties ; and on a second count for having such die in his possession, at Antrim, on the 24th October last. Before the commencement of this trial, Mr. Dunn, Counsel for the prosecution, stated to the Court, that, although he did not wish at present to press the case upon the prisoner at the bar, yet he wished to have it known, that the forging of stamps was one of the most injurious which could be practised against the laws of the country, and peace of society, insomuch as a false stamp would completely vitiate the instrument written on it. The prisoner was also indicted for forging, having in his possession, and uttering", forged notes of the Belfast Northern Bank. Wm. H. Ferrar, Esq. is a Magistrate of County Antrim; was in the Town of Antrim on 24th Oflober last; having got information against the prisoner there, whom he identified, sent for his master, Mr. Ledlie, who said prisoner was about the roiil; they went there and found him; asked him if he had any bank notes in possession •,. pri- soner said his wife had one, which witness saw ; prisoner and witness and Mr. Ledlie, with a sol-, dier, went to the prisoner's house ; the note was good ; witness went into a bed- roorn and searched it; found a ecpper- plate in it, which was produced m Court, and produced an impression since made from it ; the plate is in same state he found it; found also a die under the bed ; produced it also ; went up a ladder to a leftover the bed- room, and found there three notes in the thatch ot the house, which were also produced ; they are forgeries on the Belfast Northern Bank, of one pound ten shil- lings each, signed John Hamilton ; witness read on the impression taken from the plate, the words, j promise— learer—- paper— on, and part of demand— the word Hugh, and part of Montgomery, and some- thing like John Sloane. These words, as far as they are legible, correspond with the forged notes j of the Northern Bank found. In the paper in which the forgeries were found, were the names of " Robt. EraJshaw and Roll. Callwell," Bankers in Belfast, with some names of the countersigning Clerks; prisoner gave witness no satisfaftory ac- couut how he came by these forgeries and instru- ments of forgery. Cross- examined.— Knows one M'Coy, who has been said to be concerned in forgeries; reward had been offered for apprehending him; he might have concealed the plate and forged notes and die where they were found ; M'Coy, however, was not at Wallace's when witness went there. The information against prisoner came from M'Coy ; but not direft to this witness. J. C. Hone, Esq.— Is inspeflor in the stamp- olEce, Dublin ; examined the forged notes, and proved the stamps thereon to be counterfeits; examined the die; it is a three- halfpenny die ; resembles that used in the Head Stamp- Office in Dublin lor such notes, in all respefls except the letter n, which is wanting in the word Banker, making it Baker ; the stamps on the forged notes were made with that die; the impression resembles that made at the Stamp- office, in respeft of the duty payable thereon, which appears to be the principal point specified in the Aift. There are private marks on the stamps to assist the officers in discovering counterfeits; and false dies aTe usually deficient in those private marks, so that there is seldom or never a perfect resemblance in them to the ge- nuine dies. William M'Coy— Knows prisoner, who is a paper- maker; was at his house; saw there im- plements for making forged bank ijotes; saw an engraved copperplate for the 30^. notes of the Northern Bank} identified, the plate and die al- ready produced ; saw also sieves for making the water. marks on Northern Bank Notes; examined forgeries; saw water- ma/ ks thereon ; saw also a press with two rollers for striking off copperplates; saw all Liose instruments used in making such notes by prisoner ; first saw them in June last; prisoner had them all in his custody, and sold some of the notes; the signatures were put to the notes in prisoner's house. On his cross- examination, witness admitted that he was pharged with being concerned in forging and uttering Scotch notes. It was not to save himself he came forward as an evidence against prisoner. Samuel Davis Moore—- Holds situation in Northern Bank as Assistant Cashier, and coun- tersigns notes; proved his name at note banded him to be forgery ; proved also forgery of John Hamilton's signature to it. Wiliiam MsHleverty, gaoler, sworn—: Knows ii M'Coy, t'urmer'witness; gave & letter or message from him to Mr. Knowles, which he delivered as desired. Jacob Knowles sworn— Received about two months ago a letter from the gaoler, who brought it from M'Coy; ' it was for Mr. Hugh Crawford, of Belfast, which witness read, not being sealed, and delivered it to Mr- Crawford ; the purport of which was, that in case' Mr. Crawford could do any thing for M'Coy, he would give information against a company of forgers in Antrim. The Revr Dr.. Macartney, of Antrim, gave the i prisoner an excellent character, whom he had known for many years; never heard' any thing against him until present charge. Has known little of him for the las: six years, having left An- trim in 1805.' Alexr. Ledlie, Esq. has lyiowri prisoner for se- veral years, who has been in his employment as a paper- maker ; always considered liiqi a v.- ry h ne- t, sober, and hard working man ; and vei. y un- likely to be concerned in forgery. The Jury, without leaving- the box, returned a verdift of Acquittal. The Judge ordered the pri- soner to find security for his future ~ ood behaviour John Hunter, indicted for the - murder of Mar- garet Melville, on 11th November. last. Jane Neill, sworn— Knew Margaret Melville, who is dead about five months; was in witness's house about three weeks' before her death, in company with Aaron Cranmore and James Pol- lock ; she left the house with them. Witness saw her again on the Saturday preceding her decease-,, which happened on the next day, at 11' or 12 o'clock. Deceased appeared to be insensible. Mary Leard, sworn— Knew deceased ; saw her a day or two before her death; she was lying very bad— had no conversation with her. Several other witnesses not attending, their re- cognizances were forfeited, and the prisoner ac- quitted, but ordered to find security for future good behaviour. Thomas Collins and James M'Cormieh, alias Joseph Wilson, indifled for, 19th August last, at Belfast, breaking and entering the house of John Park, and stealing sundry goods. John Park sworn— Lives in Telfair's- entry, in Belfast, was from home when the house was bro- ken ; returned next day ; found a ladder there : it the window ; several articles of wearing apparrel, sheets, & c. were taken away, part of which wen; afterwards recovered at different houses in Ran- dalstown.— Prisoners acquitted. Same two persons indifled for, 20th August last, at Galgorm, feloniously stealing twenty piece? unbleached muslin, and four pieces cotton check, and two pieces calico, goods of John an dAndrew Rafield. Andrew Rafield sworn— Lives at Galgorm, in his father's house, John Rafield, whose Manufac turing Office was broken open on niaht of 2tth August last, and goods taken out, viz. gre-- ma- nufaflured muslins, also chequered ditto; s bundle belonging to another person, was also taken, and two pieces of calico belonging to witnesses father j witness searched immediately for the goods; found in Randalstown fotlr pieces cf the stolen. goods, shewn him by Mr. David Moore, High Constable, in his own house; and in the Court- hou e of Bal- lymena, twenty pieces of grey muslins, shewn him by Mr. Aicken ; this was on Monday 26. h Aug. } the goods were marked and numbered, and enter, ed by wiuiess, la his books; two piecesca< ico< alsa found there. David Moore— Is High Constable of Toomo; searched for the goods taken from Mr. Rafield ; found some of them in house of a Widow Murray, near Randalstown ; knows prisoners; identified them ; arrested them ; having found the property near the bed where they were lying in Widow Murray's. There were several other persons in the house, all of whom witness secured ; were a'l related to the woman of the houie ; the goods _ were the same he afterwards shewed to Mr. Ra- field ; found also a quantity more of Ratield's goods tyider the arch of a bridge, half a mile from Randalstown, which were conveyed to Ballymena, and placed under the care of Mr. Aicken and Mr. Miller, Magistrates. Horace Neeson sworn— Knows prisoners; saw them 25th August last, day after the robbery ^ spoke to them about it; held out threats and pro- mises to induce a confession. . Catherine Murray— Lived in Randalstowu when prisoners were taken ; they came to In.*; house on Tuesday, and on Saturday night thry done this;" they told her they were going to Ballv • mena market on Saturday, to deal as usual; they did not return that night; next clay they came io her house; some cotton goods were found there that day by Mr. Moore ; she noticed the goods- before his arrival, and asked her daughter, what they were, and where they were got ? Her sons were in the house also. Hugh Murray— Is son to last witness; remem- bers day goods were found in his mother's house * believes prisoners are marr'° d to his sisters; came" to his mother's house that day, and saw the goods taken up by Mr. Moore. Ann Murray— was married to prisoner Wilson three days before he was taken. He then called himself James M'Cormick. Knows other pri- soner— Counsel declined asking this witness any more questions. No witnesses were produced on behalf of pri- soner. To a question put by a Juror, Mr. Moore, fhe High Constable, replied, that on detefiing the goods, neither of the prisoners claimed them as their property, and Collins attempted to escape. Prisoner— Acquitted. Ordered to give security. For further Proceedings see last page. MR. POLE & MISS LONG. At last, the London Papers announce, that this long- delayed wedding has taken place, and the anxious hopes of the numerous competitors lor the fair hand of this lady are finally set at rest.— Another Female, however, of still greater cele- brity, now attradls the devotion of hosts of very nr. dent admirers, of whose sincerity there can be no doubt, in all parts of the United Kingdom, and no disappointment can opcur with respect to the period when she will make, not one, but a number of lovers happy, the Tmportant d< ty being irrevo- cably fixed, jflgke lady is no less a pei soiiage thatv Dante FortimpSk/ o will dispose of no less than Sixty- eight CAPITA PRIZES in the Lottery, which '• is, to be all drawii* The 30th of April aeu. Aiidmf ( MJUWUAL UllWUIlllJ. On Wednesday last, at the Wexford Assizes, Luke Green, a master sweep, was capitally con- vi& ed for the murder of his son, William Green, a young sweep, who was so dreadfully burnt by his father's lighting a faggot in a chimney in which the boy had taken refuge to escape his tyranny, that he survived only a few days— was ordered for execution on Friday, and his body to be de- livered to the surgeons for disseition. The Post Boy conveying his Majesty's Mail from Fermoy to Tallow and Lismore, was attack- ed by two men on the night of the 10th instant within half a mile of ' Fermoy, who robbed him of the entire mail and bye letters for Tallow, Lismere, Cappoquin, and Dungarvan. The Postmasters- General have offered a Reward of One Hundred Pounds for each of the persons concerned. . . TO THE FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF DOWN. GENTLEMEN, A SINCERE respect for you, and a due consideration of that station you are entitled to hold in the estima- tion of Ireland, induce me to address you at a most momentous and critical era ; when, there is too much reason to fear, your rights may be in danger, and that your character, as independent Irishmen, may be lost, ' through the intrigues of Persons who propose to ex- tinguish your existence, as Independent Electors, ex- ercising your just constitutional privilege, of selecting those you can place confidence in to represent you in Parliament; by cajoling or inducing you to contri- bute, or assist, ( or even permit) directly or indirect- ly, in the re- election of that Man, ( or whoever is b ought forward by his party) who, in 1790, began bis political career as the Friend of the People— the Friend of Liberty, Civil and Religious— the Friend of Parliament, ry Reform— and the supporter of'the Independence of the Countv of Down ; and who, fbr nearly the whole of the period, since, has acted in direct contradiction to the sentiments that were then most solemnly and publicly avowed by him, and his friends and adherents, I trust I have not lived so long amongst you, with- out having given some proofs of my' steady attach- ment to the cause of Liberty, Civil and Religious ; and to those genuine principles of the British Consti- tution for which our ancestors shed their blood. Encouraged by the opinions and wishes of many independent man among you, who, not dismayed by any " array of interest, EVEN-, if unfortunately com- i binrd, to strangle the most constitutional expression of the public mind; of those Electors, who by vot. ' .' ng honestly and conscientiously, desire to record in that way, their adherence to public principle— I rake the Lbertv of offering myself to your consideration as a Candidate on the first Vacancy which may occur in • hi Representation of yout County. I do this as a i ... red public doty, divested of all fear as to any cou- stqvihces whatever, and divested of all pi ivate con- sideration.— And I at the same time assure you, I shall be equally ready to nuintain the honest cause of the People, ( and that cause will assuredly triumph if the People are only trice to themselves), by lend- ing my aid towards the support of any other Gentle- man, who may be considered more able to promote that object which I hold dearest to my heart— the in- dependence of Ireland in genera!— the honour and independence of the County of Down in particular. I am, Gentlemen, Your faithful and devoted servant, ELDR3EB C. POTT1NGER. Mxni. it Pvttinger, March 19. P. S. In order to maintain the truth of this ad- dress, I shall endeavour to republish the addresses of the Candidates to the Electors of the County of Down in 1790, together with the resolutions of the Northern Whig Club, a list of the Members, and other public documents, beyond denial or contradic- tion, and all tending to support my party and princi- ples, and the facts 1 have set forth. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE COUNTY OF DOWN. GENTLEMEN, ' CIRCUMSTANCES of a private nature, with which it is unnecessary to trouble you, oblige me to decline the honour of longer representing your County in Parlia- ment ; suffice it to assure you, Gentlemen, that my motives for thus putting the County to the trouble of an election at present are founded on principles not wholjy unconnected with, your welfare and indepen- dence. In resigning into your hands the important charge, with which for nearly twenty year, you have entrust- ed me, I cannot refrain from expressing my pride and gratitude for being so long honoured by one of the most populous, enlightened, and independent Coun- ties of the Empire. On all the great political and constitutional ques- tions which have been agitated in Parliament, during a period perhaps the most eventful in the history of Europe, and our own country, I humbly hope my conduct has been such as to merit your approbation I beg you will accept of my most sincere thanks for . your kindness ; and I trust by an { anxious endeavour at all times hereafter to promote the interest and sup- port the independence cf your County, to show I am neither unmindful of your favours or ungrateful fo » them. I have the honour to remain, Gentlemen, with much respect, Your faithful and obedjent servant, FRANCIS SA7AGE. London, March 3th, 1812. BELFAST SHIP NEWS. The Margaret & Nancy, Galbraith, for Greenock and Glasgow, is loading, to tail first lair wind. Th » Betseys, Neilson, for Glasgow, is detained here by contrary winds. The Hawk, M'Cormick, at Glasgow ; and the Dispatch, Jameson, at Dublin, are loading for Belfast. The armed brig Aurora, Starks, sails for London, in a few f-\>. « 1 he new brig Draper, M'Mullin, loading for Bristol, sa'is first fair wind after ' 28th inst. The Kelly, M- IlwaiH, for Liverpool, is detained by con- trary winds and bad weather only. The armed brig Vine, Montgomery, for London, is load- ing, to sail in a few days. The armed brig St. Patrick, Campbell, is loading at Lon- don for this pert, to sail on delivery of Teas from the Sales. TO CORRESPONDENTS. X. T. from Dowitpatrick, and Camus, from Carrickfergus, contain each of them satisfactory elucidations of the Enigma on Flaxseed. Married. On the 7th March, the honourable Mr. ELIOT, brother to Lord Eliot, te Miss ROBINTON, daughter of General Robinioa, Died. On Thursday last, at Craigavad, near Holywood, in the 55th year of his age, Mr. JAM£ S WOODSIDE ; He was an affetftionate husband, an iiidulgent parent, and an obliging, good neighbour.— He will long be remembered with esteem by a uumerous circle of acquaintance.' On the J 3th Mareh, the Earl of Ux BRIDGE. His Lord- ship was born June 1 « . 1774, and is succeeded in his titles and honours by his eldest son, Henry William Lord Paget, now Earl of Uxbridge. DISTILLERY CONCERNS FOR. SALE; Or, to be Let, from thefirst of May, at NEWRY, rjrtHAT Extensive and well- known' CONCERN, ia Mo- JL NAGHAN STRERT, wrought by the late SA MUEL H. s N- NA, Esq. & Co. On the Scale of a Thousand Gallon Still, and which, report says, told well for the concerned. To enumerate the many advantages of this Concern, would occupy too Iartje a space in a Newspaper, suffice it to say, it ffes * n abundant supply of overhead Water for the Worm- Tub, Coppers, Cooler, & c. & c. and that piped home into the Houses; besides very extensive Grain and Malt Stores, and nearly Two Acres of Ground, enclosed with Stone Walls 14 foec high, as well as a Range of Bullock Sheds. Application to be made to DENNIS CAULEIELD, who, if an eligible Person offered, would have no ehjeiSHon to holding a half share in the Business. NEWRY, March 22. N. B. The Large BREW'MO COPPER, and many other Utensils, would be given 3 Valuation. ( S02 TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, ON FRIDAY the 27th inst at the Hour of TWELVE o'Clock, at WILLIAM PHELPS'S Stores, No. S, Lime- Kiln- Dock, Forty Bales prime Bowed Georgia COTTON- WOOL. Terms at Sale. 801) MACFARLAN, Auctioneer. Commissary- General's Office, No. 3, Palace- street, 20th March, 1812. TVTOTICE is hereby given, that there are for Sale, at the COMMISSARIAT STORES iti NEWRY, 200 Barrels of Prime Salted Port, AND ABOUT 700 Barrels of Oats, Which may be viewed by applying to the Resident Store- Keeper, Mr. W1LLJSON", at NEWRY, any day between Ten and Four o'Clock. Separate Proposals to be made for the Pork and Oats, ad- Iressed to the COMMISSARY- GENERAL, at his Office, DUBLIN, and to be sent in before ONE o'Clock, on THURS- DAY the 2d APRIL next. Terms of Payment—- CASH or BA NK of IRELAND NOTES. - ( 800 LOST, On Wednesday last, AN OLD WATCH, with TWO GOLD SEALS and a KEY. The Watch made by WILL. BERNIE, Dub- lin, No. 81. Whoever returns them to LEWSON & CARRUTHERS, shall receive ONE GUINEA Reward. 798) March 23,1812. TO BE SOLD, THE INTEREST in the LEASE of the HOUSE, SHOP, and STORES, No. 5, North- street, ten years of which are unexpired from November last: yearly rent 40 Guineas. The situation is such as requires no comment, be- ing within a few doors & the Exchange. If not disposed of hefore the 20th of April, it will, on that day, be SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, » t ONE o'clock. For Particulars, inquiK: on the Premises. 799) Belfast, March 20. TIMBER CARGO BY AUCTION. GEORGE LANGTRY ' d CO. WILL Sell by Au& ion, at RITCHIE'S Dock, on MON- DAY, 234 instant, a; ONE o'Clock, the CARGO of the Ship Dryad, just arrived from WiscAsse r, with a very prime parcel, consisting of 490 Tons of PINE, • 53 Tons of OAK, 120 Pine Plank, 173 OAR RAFTERS, 12,000 Oak and Ash Hogshead STAVES, and 3 SPARS. To be put up in small Lots, and Terms declared at Sale. MACFARLAN, Auctioneer. Belfast, March 4. ( 672 NEW FLAX- SEED, ENGLISH & AMERICAN. GEORGE LANGTRY d CO. HAVE FOR SALE, 570 BAGS, just landed from the South of England, the growth of last year, arid produced from real Riga Flaxseed. 650 HOGSHEADS, imported per the Protection and Hilernia, from New- York. 690) Belfast, March G. NEW RED CLOVER- SEED. GEORGE LANGTRY d CO. HAVE for Sale, FORTY SACKS, of very fine Quality.— Also, Bleachers Smalts, • American Pot Ashes, Alicaut Barilla, Refined Saltpetre> 735) Congou Teas. Belfast, March IS, Russia Yellow Candle 1 allow. EEW by ^ EEW CASKS, of prime Quality, for Sale, reasonably 749) SAMUEL BROWN, RUSSIAN YELLOW CANDLE TALLOW. ASMALL SUPPLY, of Prime Quality, just received for Sale, bv ROBT. GETTY & JAS. LUKE, Who will Sell also on reasonable Terms, the following Articles, viz. New Orleans and Upland Georgia COTTON, New- York POT ASHES, and Cork WHISKEY. ( 789 FOR GLASGOW, THE MARGARET d NANCY, P. GALBRAITH, MASTER, ( A constant Trader), Loading, to sail first fair wind. The DIANA. M'CALLDM ( also in Port), six days after. FOR DUBLIN. The BEE, RANKIN, to" sail in a few days. For Freight, apply to GEO. MONTGOMERY. The HAWK, M'CORMICK, at Glasgow; and the DIS- PATCH, JAMISON, at Dublin, are loading for Belfast, 803) Belfast, March 19. Wholesale Woollen Warehouse, BRIDGE- STREET. RADOLIFF & MUNCE have received by the late ar- rivals from LIVERPOOL, their Spring Assortment of WOOLLEN'DRAPERY, FANCY WAISTCOATING, & c. & c. tastefully seletSfed, which they will sell cheap. Belfast, March 21, 1812. I'r They will in future sell WELBORE STUFFS, at Dublin Prices. ( 792 ENGLISH WOOLLEN WAREHOUSE, DONEGAL L- STREET. ' IVM. JOHNSON & CO. fTAVE received, per the late Vessels from LIVERPOOL, JL their Assortment of CLOTHS and FANCY GOODS for the present Season, Bewest and most fashionable of their kinds. ( 773) Belfast, March 17.. M'ADAM & M'CLEERY ARE now Landing, from on board the VINE, from LON- DON, and h » ve on hand, an- Assortment of Souchong, Fine Common Congou Teas; WHICH, WITH Very Fine and Fine Scale Sugars, Refined Sugar,. Black Pepper— Ginger, Alicante Barilla— Spanish Indigo, Refined Saltpetre— Miserable, And a general Assortment of Articles In the GROCERY LINE, they will sell- on moderate Tertiis. They are in daily expectation of a supply of NEW RED CLOVER- SEED, per the Levant, from LONDON, 790) . Belfast, February 24. JUST LANDED, 50 Barrels, first Brands, New- York POT ASHES, PER PROTECTION ; 28 IIlids. New- York FLAXSEED, PER HIBERX1A J AND FOR SALE, BY WILLIAM PHELPS, . At his Stores, No. 3, X> ime- Kiin- Dock. WHO HAS ALSO FOR SALE, New Orleans, 1 CQTr0N WQQL Mowed Georgia Cork- Wood, Bleachers' Smalts, Glauber Salts, Alicante Barilla, Montreal Ashes, first Brands, Rose Wood, and Barrel Staves. N. B. TWO SHARES in the BELFAST INSUR- ANCE COMPANY to be Sold, 708) Belfast, March 9. FLAXSEED! 900 XJOGSH- EADS NEW- YORK FLAXSEED, ' J- JL last Season's Crop, arrived per Hibernia, Captain GRAHAM, direct from NEW- YORK, and for Sale on moderate Terms, by HUGH WILSON & SONS. March 4, 1812. , ( 664 RUM, COTTON- WOOL, & c. M'CLURE, BAILIE, d WHITLAS ARE Landing, for Sale, ex ANTRIM, DAWSON, from JAMAICA, 65 Puncheons RUM, 241 Bales St. Domingo and Cayenne COTTON- WOOL, And a quantity of LOGWOOD and CUBA FllSTX'. 720) Donegall- quay, March 12. ~ A LIC A NT BAR} L L A,, Of the latest Importation. JOHN MARTIN & CO. HAffE FOA SALE, 550 BALE. l OF PRIME QUALITY, AND IN FINE ORDER. 691) Ann- street— March 6. Wholesale Calico, Muslin, Dimity, and Haberdashery/ Warehouse, 2, DONEGALL- STRBET. M'KIBBIN and ROBINSON have received a large Supply of PRINTED MUSLINS, CALICOES, dc. SUITED TO THE SEASON ; Which, with an extensive Assortment of Waistcoating, Velveteens, Cords, Nankeenets, and Grandurells, Will be Sold at Low Prices. Belfast, March 10. N. B An APPRENTICE WANTED. ( 711 Tv be Let, from first May, The HOUSE and SHOP, No. 5, in Bridge- street, now occupied by Messrs. M'GOWAN and KANE.— Apply as above] NOTICE TO PASSENGERS npHOSE who have engaged their Pas- JL sage by the American Ship DRYAD, HENRY BACON, MASTER, FOR NEW- YORK, Are requested to be in Belfast on Wednesday, 15th April next, as she sails first fair wind after. GEORGE LANGTRY & CO. Belfast, March 20 . ( 796 FOR NEW- YORK, The American Ship DR. YAD, Burthen 650 Tons, HENRY BACON, MASTER, Now in this Harbour, having just arrived from AMERICA, after a passage of 24 days, and will sail again'for the above port- about 25th March. The DRTAD has excellent Accommodations for Passengers — and those who wish to go out in this fine Ship, should make, immediate application ta GEORGE LANGTRY & CO. Belfast, February 28. ( 65 [ H Public are respe& fully inform- v& alii. ed, that the follow- jng jjpffigfe. MMF REGULAR TRADERS Will mil for Heir reefeBive Forte, • feSSt tvitb the fret fair Wind after the datet mentioned ; FOR LONDON, The armed brig AURORA, STARKS In a few days The armed brig DONEGALL, COURTNEY, 14 days after. FOR LIVERPOOL, The CERES, SAVAGE First fair wind. The CUNNINGHAM BOYLE, BELL, Eight days after. FOR BRISTOL, The new brig DRAPER, MMBLLIN 28th MartSi. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The MINERVA, COURTENAY 28th March. The COMMERCE, BISHOP Eight days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig FACTOR, M'NIECE, on delivery of the Teas from the Prompt. The armed brig ENDEAVOUR, FITISIMONS, 14 days after. For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs. ALEXANDER and WILLIAM OGII. BY, Abchurch- Yard. Gentlemen who have Linens to forward, will please send them to GEORGE LANGTRY 13* A few Stout X. ads wanted as Apprentice, ta the Sea. AUCTION CO . VT INirE D. At Mr. Edwards's'Foundery, Bridge End. '[ R" HE S ALE wi| l re- commence on TUESDAY, 24* h inst » at ELEVEN o'Clock, arid continue until all are sulA What yet remain unsold, chiefly tonsists of a Complete COPTER- PLATE CALICO PRINTING PRESS— a vast quan- tity of SCALE WEIGHTS— FANCY RAILING— FASHION ABLE GRATES and FENDERS— OVENS— BOILERS— CAM- BOOSES, & c. & c. & c. ( 794 l\ EW STATE LOTTERY, • Draws on. the 30th April. npHOMAS WARD has received his unrivalled Suoply a. of TICKETS and SHARES for the above Lottery, Scheme of which is ready for delivery Gratit at his Office. SIXTY- SEVEN CAPITALS Adorn the New Scheme, besides One of TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS, Three Hundred and Forty- four Inferior Prizes, And Small Ones to the amount of ^ 30,000. GUINEAS purchased in any Quantity. N. B. Drafts on Dublin, at One, Two, or Three Day « Sight, or on Demand, for any amount, can always be had, 737), . 15, High- street, Belfast, March 20. NEW STATE LOTHvltY, ~ Consisting of only 12,000 TICKETS, " XT ET the SCHEME comprises a greater VARIETY of - X PRIZES than ever before kuowrr in any former Lottery, having SIXTY- EIGHT PRIZES from 20,000 to =£ 100 each ; and also 50 Prizes of £ 50—^ 0 Prizes of = 640 100 Prizes of £ S0— 124 Prizes of £$ 5— and 2000 Prizes of = 215 each. TICKETS & f SHARES ARE SELLING, AT THE LOWEST PRICES, AT N. CALL. WELLS Fortunate Office. 23, College- Green, DUBLIN; And also at his Agents, ARCHER and WIRLING, and P. M'GOURAN, BELEAST; and by A. HALYDAY, Newsy. ( TJ7 CORK WHISKI NEW TEAS, CLOVER- SEED, & c. THE SUBSCRIBERS are LANDING, per the VE- NUS, 204 Chests Teas, assorted, 50 Sacks fine new Red Clover- seed, 10 Hogsheads Lump Sugar, Which will ba sold cheap. MARTINS, HARRISON, & CO. Church- lane, January 20. ( 405 " SAMTHEWITT & SAM. M'MURRAYT ; IJ) ESPECfFULLY beg leave to return their sincere V thanks to^ heir 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- their with Ist, fed, 3d,: 4th and 5: h FLOUR, fresh from their MILLS, at KNOCK, all of which they are determined te se. l oil moderate Terms, for good Payments. No. 22, Princes- street— Belfast, Feb. 22, 1812. 607) TO MANUFACTURERS & SPINNERS. rHOMAS & EDMUND GRIMSHAW take the li- berty of informing their Friends in the above Line, that they have established the DYING of TURKEY RED, Fast PURPLE and PINK; the Prices moderate, and Co- lours equftl to any imported from Glasgow or Manchester. They also Dye every other Colour uled lir the Manufacture of Ginghams, & c. & c. 731) White- house, March 10, 1812. WALTER MACFARLAN, AUCTIONEER, KETURNS his sincere Thanks to the Public, for the libera) encouragement he has deceived ' since his com- mencement in Business, which shall be his study, by punc- tual execution of their Commands, to- merit a continuance of. Orders received at his Office, No, 83, Ann- street. 579) February 15. JOHN & THOMAS CUNNING 1* 4M Have this Day received, per th "'. Sitae, 100 PUNCHEO- NS- -* . v 7 • Which they offer for Sale, in addition to their present Stock consisting of every Article in'the S. PVRIT TRADE. Belfast, March 14. N. B. An APPRENTICE wanted— witi> whom, a Fee will be required. ( 723 TO BE LET OR SOLD," nrWT EXTENSIVE CONCERN, No. 23, W* » W » STREET, consisting of an Excellent DWELLING - HOUSE, in complete repair, widi a Capacious YARtv and our HOUSE. fhese Premises are well adapted to the occupation of an Exteniive Merchant. There are 54 ytats of the Lease unexpired. For Particulars inquire oil the Premises, where the Title Deeds may be seen. It not previously disposed of by. Private Contract, it will be SOLD by AUCTION on 8th April next. 760) • Belfast, March 18. 18t2. GREENOCK PACKET." The MARIA Cutler, JAMES MACK INLAY, MASTER, Has conftnenced running for GREFNOCIC with Passengers only, and will sail regularly once a week. ' Apply at the House of CHRISTOPHER GREEN- WOOD, X- ime- Kiln- Dock. 762) Cabin Passengers £\ t qj. Steerage ...*.. » Soldiers... B- IHIS, March 16. M FOR PHILADELPHIA, THE AMERICAN SHIP RISING STATES, eSSS& J . Captain STILWELL, Just arrived at this Port after a passage of 30 days, and will be dispatched early in April. Persons wishing to avail themselves of this favourable opportunity, are r.- que* tefl ta make early application; and all those whose Pamig^ s have- been engaged by their Friends in America, are desired to call upon the Subscribers, i; i 10 days, so as to prevent disap- pointment, thf number being csnsiderable. For the satisfaction of the Friends of Passengers who went out last season with Captain STILWELL, an ••> ddrcsa of Thanks to him, in the Philadelphia General Advertiser, of the 11th July last, lies in our Office for their iuspecSHuu. FOR SALE BY THE ABOVE SLLIP, Flax- seed, Rosin, ' Turpentine, # Staves. SWANZY, WILSON & CO. NEWRY, March 16. . N. B. A few Cabin Passengers could be comfortably accommo4ated. | 7<;; t FOR NEW- YORK, 7* H E H^ I B E R N I A, HUGH GRAHAM, MASTER, Burthen 600 Tons, Just arrived, in 23 days from NEW- YORK, and will Tie ready to return about the first of April, with such Passengers as may embrace this most favourable opportunity. The HIBERNIA is one of the finest Ships belonging to the United States, and particularly calculated for the Passenger trade, being seven feet high between Decks. For Passage, apply to the CAPTAIN; or, to WM. & JOS. STEVENSON & CO. February 28. ( 657 TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, On MONDAY tie 30th of March instant, at the Commercial Coffee- Room. Waring-, tree!, at ONE o'Clock, ALEASE of a FIELD at the far end of the Pound- lane, containing 2 A. 8 R. 38 P. held under the' MARQUIS ofDoNEGALL, for 31 Years from November, 1798, at the Yearly Rent of £ 1, 10j MACFARLAN, AuBioneer. Belfast, March 13, ( 733) A DWELLING- HOUSE TO BE LET. CipHE HOUSE, No. 1, QOEEN- STREET, to he Let, from il. 1st May next.— The Situation is healthy and pleasant; the House, roomy, convenient, and in excellent repair.— A Lease may be had, if required. Apply at the Premises. 753) Belfast, March 16. CITY OF ARMAGH. To be Let, or the Interest in the Lease to be Sold, F iriHE' HOUSE in English- Street, lately occupied by JAS. , L DUNCAN. The situation is extremely well adapted for any kind of Business, and the House is roomy and com- fortable. For further particulars, apply to Mr. MATH. BILL, English- street, AKMAQB. 181) Mareh 19. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At Poktrush, on the 26th inst. THE HULL, RIGGING, SAILS, & c. of the Brig BADGER. 765) COLKRAIN, March 16, 1812. LAND TO LET. PERSONS wishing to treat for any of the FARMS in the Townland of BALLYMENA, and Parish of BALLYNURE ( formerly advertised to be let in ihis paper), will please apply immediately to Mr. ADAIR, at Loughan- more. ( 7S8) March .19. NOTICE TO PASSENGERS FOR THE •• - HIBERNIA. 8UCH Persons as have engaged their l'. is- ta^ es for NEW- YORK, by th-- HIBER- NIA, Captain GRAHAM, are required to be in Stown, ready to go on board, on l-.' ONDAY the 80th inst. as the Ship will sail fiist. fair wind after.— Punctual attendance is reque - ted, to prevent disappointments. A Lighter will be ready in the L- ime- kiln- dock, to re- ceive Passengers and Luggage. WM. & JOS. STEVENSON & CO. March 19. ( 779 FOR NEW- YORK, The American Ship ATLAS, Burthen 560 Tons, OBADIAH CONGER, MASTER, Daily exptdled at this Port, and will sail for NEW- TOR* in Three Weeks after her arrival, of which Notice will be given. The ATLAS is a Ship of the very First Class, and high and roomy between Decks — For Passage, apply to HOLMES & BARKLIE. Belfast, March 11, 1812. • ( 70s VESSEL FDR SALE. N MONDAY the 23d instant, at ONE o'clock, at the Office of M'CLURE, BAILIE, & WHITLAS', " ill be Sold by Public AuiSion, • The Brig ANTRIM. This vessel admeasures 186 Tons— very burihensome— Two yearsold— Coppered and Copper- fasteiii- d— armed wish 10 Guns, 12- pounders— was built in this Port, of the very best Materials— her Sails and Rigging are in complete or- der, and is in every tespeft well found, and ready to pro- ceed on any voyage, For Inventory, & c. apply to M'CLURE, BAILIE, & WHITLAS. DONEGALL- QUAT, March 13, 1812. ( 730 The Public are respectfully inform- siPS^. « < i, that it is intended the following SSr - N. E. TRADERS Shall tail at the undermentionedferiods; Ig^' jgZ. j^* FOR LONDON, The armed brig VINE, MONTGOMERY.... In a few days. U" These Vessels being armed and completely well found, Insurance by them will consequently be. eife6led on the most reasonable terms. FOR LIVERPOOL, Tl* KELLY, M'ILWAIN First fair wind The NEPTUNE, DAVIDJON, Seven days after. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The JANE, BOSBY 25th March. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig ST. PATRICK, on first delivery of the Teas from the Sales. For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs. WM. & JOHN WHARTON, Nicholas'Lane; or, in Belfast, to R. GREENLAW, Agent, Who will rsceive and forward LINEN CLOTH and other MERCHANDIZE with care and dispatch. S3- A few Stout Lads wanted as APPRENTICES 10 the Sea, to whom liberal Encouragement will bafiven. FOR MONTREAL, THE ISABELLA, CAPTAIN MORDY, Will be clear to sail the first fair wind aft ® * the 15th instant. - For Freight, apply to GILLIES & STOCKDALE. WHO HAVE FOK SALE, Montreal Pot Ashes, Cork Whistey, Russian Mats, Honduras Mahogany, Jamaica' Rum. 678) Belfast, March 3. FOR NEW- YORK, The Brig HE P S A, CAPTAIN WM. A. BAYLEY, WifgfM* Burthen 450 Tons, Just arrived, in 23 days, and wdl sail for the above Port about the first of April— For Passage, apply to SAMUEL MAJOR. LONDONDERRY, Feb. 28. ( 67S FOR NEW- YORK, THE STOUT AMERICAN DRIS MAR r, FRANCIS BOGGS, Master, ( Burthen 365 Tons), Will be ready to sail from PORTRUSH on the 10i. « Maich next. For passage, at ply to the CA- TTAIN ( who gave 10 m\ cb satisfaction to ihe Patsengers when he commanded lie : hip IV.-. t- Point); or to the SuBScaiBi-. a, who goes oiit in the Vessel, and who will have a plentiful supply of good Provision* ami Water or. board, and fee every possible acconmioJatioa given to the Passengers. GEO. HAZELTON. COL » R* IN, February 17, 1812. 5T1 ORIGINAL POETRY, For the Belfast Commercial Chronicle.] SONG. THE RURAL PICTURE. JBY THE LATE MISS ET. AMISE. John Hanna, examined— Left a bag with 10 the father died, ar. d in order that the defendant, hsnks of yarn, in his brother Samuel Hanna's J imes who was the second son, might retain pos ON TVNS—'" Juicy: Grey Bruit." The toiling day his task has doon, An* night sits on yon mountain's brow ; She's ta'en her last look at the Sim, An* mufH'd up the vales below : The weary Ploughman seeks his hame— His heartsome ingle far he sees; AD 1 aft peeps out his winsom dame, While the wee things rin roun' the bleeze. At last he comes, an' to his knee The wee tots a* th' gether cling; An' iik ane strives to catch his e'e, An' tugs his coat, and bids him sing, Soon a » the halesome supper's doon, An' nsi- y prattlers laid asleep, A lad they see, by blink o' th" moon, Wha says be seeks a strayaui sheep. The Father bids the chiel' come in ( Sweet BESST blushes rosy red; But ne'er looks up, for she maun spin, An' fine she draws the- slen'er thread j But the ily dad aft blinks his e'e. An' as'her cheek the redder grows,— " Come, Bess, fling by the wheel," criej he, " Au' gie's the Bream » ' Cuv/ Jen Known." The sang an' tale gae quickly roun'— The pint it smiles wi' heartsom* ale; An* mor. ie a glance sweet B « ss has foua', Has pow'r to tell a fiutt'rin' tales The stranger rises to beg ane— Treads Bessr's gown, and whispers low, * Oh! when, sweet lass! ye'll be your lane, " This heart v' mine wou'd joy to know !" THi, DEATH OF THE I. ATE MRS. ARCH- BOLD, OF L1SBURN. In this mis- judging worid, how oft we find That wit and beauty are the Poet's theme, Whilst all the noblest virtues of the mind, Sink to the grave unsung, unknown to fanrn. If virtue, most exalted, could ensure One wi eath to crown, an cver- sacred bust- Could ASCHBOLD fail such honours to procure ? Could her remains, uchonor'd, sick to dust I In that blest path, the Christian finely treads, If all her virtues ca! i aloud for praise, The glorious theme an ample prospeS spreads,- And se, ks for higher— less unworthy lays. ANTRIM ASSIZES', CARRJCKFERGUS, MARCH 20i FIRST DAV. Dennis Bamill, as stated in our last, was indited for a highway robbery, by knocking down R. Hamilton Taylor, in Fergusr- n's- emry, Belfast, last summer, and taking from him a silver watch. R. Hamilton Taylor, identified prisoner; knew his name, and often saw him before ; was knocked down one day last summer, in Fe'rguson's entry, jn the evening, about half- past six, and his watch, which, at the time, he had in his hand, was taken from him ; swore examinations next day against prisoner, before Mr. Clarke, the Magistrate ; had been in the same room with the prisoner on the morning ot the robbery ; drank two glasses of liquor about ten minutes befor^ he was knocked down. W. Clarke, Esq. took prosecutor's fxaminations, which are those sworn to, and that prosecutor 6wotc positively to his knowledge of prisoner. Prisontr was asked if he had' any evidence to ptoduce, when he desired to call John Coates, who having lived a considerable time in the same town, could give him a good character. Here the Judge, with great humanity, caution- ed the prisoner, not to call any witness, if he was rot sure he would be of service to him 5 but he insisted upon it, when John Coates wa^ eiamined ; knows prosecutor, who is his uncle ; also knows prisoner. Being asked his opinion of his character, he replied, that his general character was very bad. The Jury, without hesitation, brought in a ver- dict of Guilty. This is the same fellow who waB atrested for robbing a countryman of the name of Gibson, and \ who broke ont of Lisbum Jail. A new Road was next traversed, from Antrim to Ballymena ( by the Steeple.) Sam. Ske'. ton and M'Kain both knew the rew- intended line of road, presented last Assizes, fcnd declare that the present road is at least a mile shorter than the new road. The Jury found for Traverser. Alex. Langham, for receiving a barrel, the pro- perty of Messrs. Ledlie and Fergusson, of An- trim, knowing the same to be stolen. A. Ledlie, Esq. examined— Lost an empty bar. rel in November last; had frequently lost barrels; found the barrel in Langham's house, where he had gone to search for stolen flour; he found the staves in a bag, which Langham's wife was tak- ing away; the staves were sawed and cut up ; prisoner was in the house, and put out the candle to prevent witness seeing him; cask was a new one belonging to the brewery company Found Guilty. Margaret Quinn, for stealing ten shawls, on the J2th November last, from Mrs. Jane Kennedy, of Lisburn. ' Jane Kennedy sworn, identified prisoner. On the 12th of November, a mnn and a wor » an came into her shop, to buy some shawls. Witness shewed them two pieces, and was cutting off one • hawl for a woman who was standing by, when prisoner took the other end of the web and spread it over a dozen of shawls which were lying on the counter. Prisoner then put her right hand under- fceath, and the dozen of shawls wei » taken from the counter, and the man ran off with I Prisoner was then detained Guilty. William Gilmor was indicted for stealing 10 hanks of yarn, ca the 23d November la*, from Mr. John at Ballymena. house in Ballymena, got it again the same evening | at Ahoghijl. 1 Samuel Hanna says, said bag was taken from his house by a person unknown. Luke Poyntz identified prisoner.— On the 23d November he overtook him on the road; prisoner asked witness to draw a bag for him on his car, which he did to Ahoghill. Would not know bag again.— Not Guilty. Mary Taylor, for stealing a silver watch from Patrick Campbell in Belfast, on the 6th August last.— Acquitted.— No prosecution. Neal Barclay, for stealing a web of linen- cloth, on 10th March, the property of Thos. M'Nagh. ten. at Buckna, near Ballyraena. Thos. M'Naghten examined— Is a farmer and weaver, and lives with his father, Jos. M'Naghten. His father's work- shop was broken into, and a linen web cut out of one loom, and a drugget web out of the other. Proved the marks on the web. Creighton Colvill, sub- constable, apprehended prisoner on the evening of 10th March—. found a piece of linen- cloth in the house of Robert M'Mul- len, Galgorm— Prisoner was in the house, and claimed the linen as his— On being asked where he got it, he replied his brother had wove it, and that he had been as far as Lame going to Scot- } land, where he heatfl business was bad; he was then on his return back. Witness took the linen to Mr. Gihon's house— also get two small pieces of cloth at Morrison's house, after prisoner was in custody. , Thos. M'Naghten re- examined— he told pri- soner, if he would give him the cloth he would let him go— prisoner said he would let him have the cloth, for all the advantage he had by it. Margaret Morrison, knows prisoner, who came to her father's house on the lCKh March— he took breakfast, and was going away without paying for it— being prevented, said he had no money ; but gave witness two small pieces of cloth, and desired her to keep them till Saturday, when he would call and pay for his refreshment.— C. illy of stealing the linen. TRIAL FOR MURDER. William Morrison, indicted for the murder of Hugh O'Neill, at Belfast, on the 10th Decem- ber last. Susanna Brady, saw two men together in the street on Friday evening, 10th December ; the men both fell; one said to the other, " Shall I lift you the other answered, " You haye killed me the one again said," Have I hurteJ you?" he replied, " You have killed me." Was exa- mined on the Inquest to the same effect. Mary Taylor, lives in Edward- street; knew O'Neill, who lodged opposite witness's door. On the Friday evening, heard two men arguing, com- ing down the street: O'Neill said, " What is the reason y< u follow me ?" or " What do you want to do with me ?"— the other person who had O'Neill by the shoulder replied, but she did not know what he said. Deceased said he would put ! the other man in the gutter, if he would not let him alone. When they came for ward to witness's door, she asked them what they were arguing about, and pushed O'Neill into witness's hall, ami shut the door, holding it with all her strength Witness'told the person on the outside,! not to gather a mob and make a disturbance at her door ; he said he would be very sorry. Witness * could not swear to prisoner. O'Neill then untied his neckerchief, and the oth'er man said they would decide that matter; and O'Neill, in a pas- sion, desired him to come, and they then went session of the farm, it was given out that David was still al ve; but as no proof was adduced to the faft, an agreement was executed, between the plaintiff and defendant, by which the latter held the farnj on condition of paying a considerably advanced rent, if he did not in a sufficient time prove his brotlwr to be in existence. Some months after this agreement was executed, defendant in- timated to the plaintiff, that his bro'her was alive, as a relation, named Thompson, had received a letter from him. The plaintiff not being satisfied that the hand- writing was that of David ( though the defendant offered to take ah affidavit that he i believed it to be so), recommended that a trusty person should be sent to America to ascertain the faCt. This was not adopted by the defendant, but he proposed that he should himself go for that purpose; and although thU was declined as unsatisfactory by the plaintiff, after an absence of some time from home, the defendant returned, saying he had been to America, had sean his brother David, and produced two affidavits to the faCt; adding, that his brother would certainly re- turn to this country in May next. Upon this oc- casion the defendant acknowledged, that the letter to Thompson was not written by his brother. For the defndant, a witness named Robert M'Keman was produced, who said he was a school- fellow of the said David Young, that he went to America with him, and knows his handwriting. This witness left America about eight years ago. He said he had a note from David lately, which was said to have been brought by James, respect- ing a guinea which he had borrowed 12 or 13 years ago from David; lost that note two weeks since; about which time also, he knew he was - t> be summoned as an evidence on the trial. Here the c se closed, during which the Counsel •> n both sides evinced considerable abilities, and much forensic knowledge. The Hon. Sir WM. SMITH, at considerable length, then addressed the Jury, recapitulating tl* evidence, and illustrating, in the luost clear and impartial manner, the case in al! its beatings. The Jury afterwards found a verdiCt for die Plaintiff. WATERFOIID ASSIZES. MONDAY, MARCH 16. a'- ay. Pat. M'Cavanagh saw O'Neill about three hours before he died, he was then very bad and thought he was going to die. O'Neill said Wm. Morrow had been the cause, of his death, and said prisoner had put his head between his feet, and threw him over his shoulder, and altei wards jumped upon hi n with his knees or feet. Witness then said, " As you are on your death- bed, and have no prospeCt of living, do you leave your death on him ?" He replied, he did. Nicholas Brady, surgeon, was called to see de ceased, who complained of a violent pain in the back of his neck; thinks his death was occasioned by a concussion or compression of the spinal mar- row, which almost completely deprived him of motion. A fall upon the back or head might produce the injury, but not the jumping on the back. Told deceased he believed he was dying, and it was impossible to save him, At this time deceased was not deranged, but a little confused. Did pot ask him respecting the cause of the injury, and he seemed not disposed to tell about it. I& abella Gately, lived in Edward. street; pri- soner on the Friday night came into brother- in- law's house. Witness asked tf he had been fight- ing ? prisoner said he had; and said ft was with an old fellow, Hu. O'Neill i he said'he had left O'Neill as flat as a flounder. Grace Corry ( for the defence), examined— Saw O'Neill in company with prisoner ac the corner of Edward- street* Saw deceased strip off his neckerchief, and put iton a wall; Both threw dpwn their hats, and ran together. Witness call- ed Mrs. Taylor forward, and said, come and see the fight. They both fell down together; de- ceased said, " OLord, you have killed me now." Prisoner said, " Did I hurt you!" Deceased again said, " You have killed me now." Pri- soner then put his band to deceased's shoulder and said, " Rise." Deceased said he was not 4ble to rise. Saw no blow. The Learned Judge recapitulated the evidence in a luminous charge to the Jury, who found the prisoner— A'of Guilty of Murder— but Guilty of Man- slaughter. CIVIL BILL COURT. FRIDAY, MARCH 20. The Court was occupied almost the whole of this day with a cause, wherein Edward Alexander M'Naghten, E. q. was plaintiff, and James Young, defendant. It appeared that the father of the defendant, about 30 years ago, obtained a lease of the farm and mill of Bally watt, at a small rent, which was granted for his own life, and the life of his eldest son, David. The latter, by trade a nailer, went I to America about 15 or 16 years ago, and it was reported was since dead. About two years ago Bridget Brien, and her daughter Anne Brien were tried for a conspiracy to murder, and for proposing on the 17th of February . last, to James Power to murder Patrick Brien, a material wit- ness, agakst John Brien, ( Captain Wheeler) son of Bridget Brien, and then confined in the County gaol, on a capital charge. The prisoners and the prosecutor had several meetings on the sub- ject, at which, however, they expressed no in- tention worse than that of depriving P. Brien of reason, though medical Gentlemen deposed that a much less quantity of Spanish flies than what the prisoners gave Power, for the purpose of ad- ministering to P. Brien would cause death.— Ac- quitted. Ordered to find security. SINGULAR CONDUCT, ThrWrs Kenns gh, a private in the Coldstream Guards, was arraigned for the murder of Mary Dogherty, on the 5th January last, at Nowrath, in the County Kilkenny, in the liberties of the City. This man's case had excited a considerable degree of public attention, and the Court was crowded to a degree rather uncommon. The prisoner is a remarkably handsome man, of about 30 years of age, middle size, and of rather a gen- teel appearance. He wore the uniform and watch- coat of his regiment. Upon coming to the bar he had a cheerful smiling air, which scarcely for- [ sook him during the trial, which time he chiefly in reading a prayer- book. When called passf' on to plead, he answered with a smile, Guilty. The Judge then requested he would consider well the line of conduct which he was about to pur ue, and told him that however sincere his contrition might be, for having offended aga'nst the laws, it was more prudent in him to aliow the laws to take their own course in vindica'ing themselves, and that he might find that they were not defi- cient in mercy. He replied, with good humour, mixed with resignation that he wanted no me: cy but the mercy of God, and persisted in his plea. The humane Judge renewed his request, and ur- ged it strongly; when the pi isoner withdrew his plea, and answered— Not Guilty. The only witness called, was Mich. Evelyn, Esq. Coroner, who proved that the body of « woman, with several marks of violence, wis found at the period, and in'the place, mentioned in the indictment, and that he had held an inquest o i the body, by adjournment, from the 7th to the 13th January. He saw the prisoner afterwards in custody in the City Gaol. Prisoner, without the least suggestion of hope or fear, acknowledging himself to be the murderer, and s rd he gave her the first blow with a stick, which Mr. E. shewed him, and now produced in Court, and afterwards finished her with a stone. This stick he had received from one Munns, at P. lltown, at whose house they had passed the preceding night. He said she was not his wife, as had at first been supposed. He first met her in the Packet, in which they came over from Bristol. She induced him to live with her, and to desert* saying she was entitled to some proper- ty, which he should have. She said she was married to a soldier of the 66th, who was pro- bably dead. On the day of the murder he had taken much liquor, and was intoxicated. They had quarrelled, and she had used galling words to him, and threatened to get him arrested as a deserter. Provoked at being threatened by the adviser of his misconduct, and maddened by li- quor, he struck the fatal blow which led to her murder. From that instant peace of mind fled, nor did he enjoy a moment of relief until he made a full confession to Mr. Braashaw, at Car- rick. This was the substance of the prisoner's acknowledgment to Mr. Evelyn, in Goal, and Mr. Evelyn declared that he conceived it to pro- ceed form a heart truly contrite, and guided by a sincere impression of religion. After a short charge from his Lordship, the Jury retired, and soon resumed with a verdiCt— i Guilty. The Foreman, with emotions which did him honour, begged to represent the feelings of the Jury. Though bound in duty to bring in the ver- dict, which he had just handed down, they could ' carcely consider this as premeditated murder. They would fain mike some allowance for the sudden- ness of the impulse, and they would fain! grant something to his edifying contrition. On these grounds he begged to recommend the prisoner to mercy, and had nothing to add, but that the Jury were unanimous. The Counsel for the Crown instantly concurred n the recommendation, and the merciful senti- ment ran like an eleCtric fluid through the crowd- ed court. The Hon. Baron George then addressed the prisoner. His case had excited the compassion of the Court and Jury, The unfortunate fad, of which he had been convicted, appeared irrecon- cileable with his former life, and with his demea- nour during trial. His Lordship would transmit the humane recommendation of the Jury and the Bar, as favourably as truth would allow— more he could not say. He hoped the prisoner was de- serving of a better fate than what the law com- pelled him to pronounce. After a short exhorta- tion, his Lordship proceeded to pass sentence on him in the usual form— to be executed on Thurs- day the 19. h instant: bf , - nmediately after res- pited him to Wednesday .'.. a lst of April. The prisoner was scarcely moved at hearing his sentence. His smile, indeed, forsook him—" but his countenance was still a picture of placid resig- nation. TUESDAY, MARCH 17. The only criminal case submitted to the Jury this day was that of John Brien, alias Captain Wheeler, charged with being the leader of the party who murdered Timothy and Mary Collins, at Ballygarron, in this county, on the night of the 2- lth of June, 1810. There were six different in- dictments against the prisoner, viz. for murder, shooting, burning, & c. John Collins, brother to the deceased, and Patrick Brien, the approver, were severally examined, and distinctly detailed the particulars of this horrid tragedy, as published in our report of the trial of Brien, Kearney, Far- rell, and Magrath, who were convicted at last Spring Assizes, and executed on the 23d of the above month. The only new feature in this case was the examination of William Fitzmorrice, who arrested the prisoner in the County of Cork, when secreted in the chimney of a dwelling- house. Mr. Fitzmorrice stated that prisoner immediately ac- knowledged his guilt, and regretted that he had not given himself up before, that he might have saved the lives of three innocent men, adding, po- sitively, that three of those who had already suf- fered were not with him at Collins' house. The prisoner had no counsel, called no witnesses, and asked those for the prosecution no questions. He was immediately found Guilty. When asked by the clerk of arraigns what he had to say, why judgment of death should not be passed upon him, he handed a letter to the Lord Chief Baron, which his Lordship perused with great attention. He then addressed the prisoner on the enormity of his guilt, and the fate that awaited him. In adverting to the paper which prisoner had handed to his " Lordship, the Learned Judge stated that he had therein very properly acknowledged, with contrition, his crimes, and looked for no mercy here. He knew he could ex- peft none— his crimes were of the most flagrant description of whic'a his Lordship had ever heard, and already four of his companions had suffered the sentence of the law. [ Here Brien interrupted his Lordship, declaring, with the most solemn as- severations, that they were altogether innocent of the crime for which they suffered, and that no per- son was with him on the fatal night but the wit- ness Brien, and a brother of the witness, named Morgan Brien, who was indicted for the murder last Spring Assizes, but not tried.] The Learned Judge, after noticing that it was ' not for a person in prisoner's situation to impeach * the administration of justice, adverted again to the paper he held in his hand, in which prisoner acknowledged that he had been led> astray by as- sociating with bad company, and through, the instigation of the devil, and trusted that his fate and his confession would have thsir due effect on all who heard of them. His Lordship then, in the most eloquent and forcible manner, pointed out the sufferings of the country from the lawless ruffians who have recently disgraced it with their nocturnal outrages. An all- seeing Providence will not, however, suffer many such crimes to escape. In this case when prisoner had. imagin- ed that the whole family had perished in the flames, some were rescued by the Almighty God to bring him to justice here, and the tongue which he thought was sleeping in the grave, had been this day heard calling for his punish- ment. His Lordship then, in the most anxious and impressive language, besought prisoner to turn to that God whom he had offended, and from whom alone he could expect mercy. He entreated him to seek forgiveness by real re- pentance ; and to prove the sincerity of his con- trition by divulging any information he may pos- sess affeCting the peace of the country. The sen- tence of the law, that he should b? hanged, and his body given to the Surgeons for dissection, was then pronounced in the usual terms. The pri- soner bowed respectfully to the Court, and thank- ed his Lordship. He is to he executed to- morrow.—• He evinced much composure of mind, blended with deep sorrow for the crimes he had committed, and appeared, upon the whole, truly humble and penitent. David Foley was then put to the bar charged with having committed a rape on the body of Mary Dunfy, at Knockinay, on the 30th of No- vember last. The prosecutrix not appearing, prisoner was acquitted and d scharged. ft was understood that the parties had been married on the preceding evening, or, as was humorously observed by a gentleman of the bar, prisoner was I already punished by putting his neck in a halter ! WILSON' V. MAGltATH^ an action to recover £ 10, 2x. This was sflO, for which plaintiff held as a pledge, defendant's ac- ceptance for £ 37, 10/, dated July, 1811, at 91 i I days date, drawn by Mr. Peter Connell. It ap ' ps^ red that the bill had been originally dated Is June, at 41 days, and had b » en altered without the knowledge of the acceptor. The plaintiff knew nothing of the alteration when he took the bill as a security. On the ground that this alter- ation made it a new bill, and therefore required a new stamp, the plaintiff was non- suitedf At the Oxford assizes last week an action wa* brought by a traveller against an inn- keeper, and his family for an assault. The prosecutor, who conducted his own case, said, that the defand- ats, not satisfied with defrauding his horse of bis food, by selling corn short of measure, out of revenue for his prosecuting them to conviction in the lully penalty, and having their corn and fair, a measures seized and forfeited, did, on his return to the inn, charge him 3s. for half a peck ot oats, and Is; for little more than a quarter of a peck. He abjected ro it as an extortionate charge, but the landlady, daughter, and nephew, detain- his horse and gig till it was. paid; and after that, repeated their abuse, accompanied by an assaitk and riot, which was supprtfssed by the Magistrate. The defendant'Counsel interposed, requesting permission to offer terms, including all expences, and a handsome apology m Courr, acknowledge ing guilt and contrition ; to which the prosecutor - replied, that he would forgive* them and accept the offer. The Judge directed the Jury to return 3 verdict of Guilty against the prisoners, which they did ; and his Lordship snid, " that he hoped this would fee a lesson to inn- keepers, sufficient to convince them, that, they at a not onij to avoid selling com shott of measure for horses placed under their protection, but. also bound tr> behave with civility, as becomes their situation, to every customer who comes to their house." The following important cause was decided by the Court of Session, Edinburgh, respecting Sal. mon- fishing, on S^ URD^ last, by the Second Divisio. ii of the Coon :— Tt was long the depend- ing cause between the Duke of Athol and the; other upper heritors on the Tay, and the Hon. Wm. Ramsey Maule, and the other proprietors, of fishings situated in that river. The question at issue regarded the legality . of the fixed ma- chinery for catching salmon, lately invented, and now in general use upon the'lower parts of ths Tay, and commonly known by the name of Stake Nets. Upon this subject, the Court for. merly heard. Counsel at Great length, both i>:-> a voce and in. writing ; and their Lordships, after delivering their opinions very fully, found, by a great majority, that the stake nets are illegal, us . falling within the prohibition? created by the Acts of Parliament, and that the lower heritors are liable in damages and expences, cf which a condescendence and account were allowed to be given in. The Court also granted 3n interdict against the continuence of that mode of fishing, but superseded extract for a limited time, by which means the lower heri'Ors will have an op- portunity of bringing the judgement undet re- view, either by a reclaiming petition or an ap. peal. This judgement, only app ies to such fish, as are locally situated in the river Tay, and not to such as can be said to be sea fishings ; but with' regard to the piecise line where the river ends and the sea begins, the court wore considerably divided in opinion ; although it is ultirn itely settled, that this matter must depend upwn the title deeds of the parties, it being Incumbent on such heritors as tdledge their fishings to be iutha sea, to establish the fact by proper evidence. A solicitor had a bill of considerable amount and long standing, owing to him by an old gen- tleman, who happened to be a punster. The lawyer had frequently passed through the town where his client lived without stopping, but ac length he stopt and made his client a call with the bill in his pocket. " Well," said the old gentle- man, " I hear you are a bird of passage."— '" Yes," answeted the other, " I am of the woo J. cock tribe, and the bearer of a long I/?/."— This repartee so tickled the punster's fancy, that h » gave an immediate order for toe bill wi. hout look- ing at it. A liquor- merchant in Biackfri m- road, London, who was engaged in illicit distillation, has been exchequered for J680,000. A fisherman of Gwtek, near F- ilmouh, named Willy, who lives in a cottage, has lately gives to the Cornish Ausiliary Bible Society, a donation of and is an annual subscriber of lOx. PORT OF BELFAST. Quantity of Gitotte on Bond, on Saturday tht: 1th day of March, 1812. 763 Puncheons, 87 hogsheads Rum. 1 Pipe Brandy, 173 Pipes, 70 hogshead Portugal Wine. 15 Pipes, i 5 hhds, 3 qua. ier casks, Sp . rvish Red Wine. S Pipes, 13 hogsheads, I qr, ousk bpaii'sn While W. n., ft Pipes Teueriffe Wine. 7 Pipes, 1 hocshifad Madeira Win*. y Hogsheads fr'iench Wine. 1675 Hocsheals, 8f> » tierces, 270 barrelj Bmwn or Mus- covado ( sugar. 859 Tons, 4 busliels Rock Salt. I a,- Ha Bushels White ot Bay salt. 779 Hogsheads 1' obacco. 364 Bags, 198 tierces, 153 barrels Coffee, 1 Pipe Ordinary Olive Oil. S3 Tons Bitmstone. 36 Bales, 20 bags Cotton Wool, 4 TL rces, 40 bar tls Ginger. 104 Bags P. menro. Humility of Goods on Bond, on Saturday the 1 If A day of March, 1812. 821 Puncheons, I hogsheads Rum. 1 Pipe brand,'. IGi pipes, 67 hogsheads Poitugal Wine. 15 Ptpt's, tShUds. 3 quaitei casks Spanish Red W ne. a Pipes, 13 hogsheads, 1 qi. cask Spanish While Wv » e. 49 ^ ipcs Teneriffe Wine, 7 Pipes, 1 hogshead MaJciia Wine. 9 Hogsheads Kienclv Wiuo. 1646 Hogshead, 854 tierces, - 270 barn's Brown 01 covado Sugar. Tons, 4 bushels Rock Salt. 15,413 Bushels White or Bay Salt. 7GJ lloatheadsTobacco. ? 54 Bags, 19s ticrcct, 153 barrels Coffer, 1 Pipe Ordinary Ulure Oil, 83 Tons Brimstone, lift Rales, 411 bugs Cotton Wool. 4 Tierces, 40 bairels Giuger. 99 Bags Pimento. BELFAST: '"' Printed and Published by DkuuMONb ANDEJSUK, for Self and the other Proprietors, every AS • <, xy, iFeJi 1 Jjt, au J Saturday.- — Price of the Paper, when sent to any p . r( of the United Kingd .11, ^ 3.8/ : U. yearly, paid . n » ln,,(. AOKNTS— Messrs. 1 ayler and Newton, Warwick-*} Lon- don— Mr. Bernard Murray, 166, tlld Church street, Dub- lin— Mr Jas. Anderson, bookie! er, Edinburgh.— Mr, Jus, l. aug, post- master, Newry— Mr. Sam. Peoples, pod- nu#> wr, L'eirj— ivlr, W. M'Wuiiauis, otiuugtu
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