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Belfast Commercial Chronicle

30/03/1812

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Date of Article: 30/03/1812
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® lt* t NUMBER 1,113.] MONDAY, MARCH 30, ! 8R [ PRICE 5D. JUST LANDED, HO Barrels, Jirst Brands, New- York POT ASHES, PER PROTECTION J 3S Hhds. New- York FLAXSEED, PER HIBEHNIA ;— AND FOR SALE, BY WILLIAM PHELPS, At his Stores, No. S. Lime- Kiln- Dock. TBS HAS ALSO FOR SALE, New Orleans, jCQT[ 0N WQ0U Bowed Georgia, J Cork- Wood, Bleachers' Smalts, Glauher 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, QF\(\ TO OGSHEADS NEW- YORK FLAXSEED, l lL last Season's Crop, arrived per Hiker nits, Captain GRAHAM, dired from NEW- YORK, and for Sale on moderate Terms, by HUGH WILSON & SONS.' March 4, 1812. ( 664 TENERIFFE CARGO. THE Schooner Friends, EDWARD CONWAV, Master, is arrived this day, direit from TeNERirrt, with a CARGO of 14- 0 Tons fair BARILLA, all in Lumps, and of a most superior Quality, Which will be Sold on ressonable Terms, out of the Vessel, at the Linie- Kiln- Dock, by the Subscriber, HALLAWAY HAYES. Ann- street, Belfast, March 9, 1812. ( 692 FLAXSEED & ASHES. 1130 Hhds. New New- York Flaxseed, 24 Half Ditto Ditto. 2 J 2 Barrels first sort Pot Ashes, FOR SALE, BY THOMAS S. FANNING, Donegall Quay. Belfast, February 28, 1812. ( 641 LOST, On Wednesday last, AN OLD WATCH, with TWO GOLD SEALS and a KEY. The Watch made by WILL. BEANIE, Dub- lin, No 81. V hoevir returns them to LEWSON & CARRUTOERS, thai! receive ONE GUINEA Reward. 798} March ~ 2S, 1312. NOTICE. A MEETING of the TRUSTEES of the Third Division J\ of the TURNPIKE BO ARD, will be held at Loan DoKEOALL'S office, at ONE o'clock, on FRIDAY the 17. H day of April, for the purpose of LETTING the GATES for One Year, from the first day of May next, at which time the Money will be appropriated ; and, on TUrSDAY the 21st inst. there will be a BOARD held in Mr. CLAW- BON'S, of Newtewnbreda, for the same purpose, at ONE o'Clock Signed by Order, JAMES FETHERSTON, H. March 19, lBlfi. TREASUREA^ ( 793 NOTICE TO CREDITORS. THE JUDGMENT CREDITORS of the late Reverend JAMES CLF. WLOW, are requested to meet GEORGE CROZIKR, Esq. at the CORPORATION ARMS, HILLSBO- SOUGU, on TUESDAY the Seventh day of April next, at ELEVEN o'clock in the Forenoon, in order to receive the Interest on their respective demands; and they are request- ed to bring with them their Securities, as it is probable some of the principal Money may be paid on that day. Mr. CROZIER 3lso requests a MEETING of the SIM- TLE CON I RACT CREDITORS of the < aid Mr. CLEWLOW, at the same time, when he will adjust and settle all legal Claims, and put them iu a mode of being paid. 804) BANBRIDGE, March 23, 1812. TO MANUFACTURERS & SPINNERS. rjiHOMAS & EDMUND GRIMSHAW take the ! i- X berty of informing their Friends in the above Line, that they have established the DYING of TURKEY RED, East PURPLE and PINK; the Prices moderate, and Co- , lours equal to any imported from Glasgow or Manchester. ' They also Dye every, other Colour used in the Manufacture of Ginghams, & c. & c. > j31) White- house, March 10, 1812. "~ A DWELLING- HOUSE TO BE LET. npHli HOUSE, No. 1, QUEEN- STREET, to be Let, from jL l< t May next.— The Situation is healthy and pleasant j the House, roomy, convenient, and ia excellent repair.— A Lease may be had, if required. Apply at the Premises. 753) r Belfast, March 16. TO BE SOLD, rjriHE INTEREST in the LEASE of the HOUSE, JL SHOP, and STORES, No. 5, North street, ten years of which are unexpired frpm November last: yearly rent 40 Guineas. The situation is such as requires no comment, be- ing within a few doors ef the Exchange. II not disposed of before the 20th of April, it will, on that day, be SOLD u Y PUBLIC AUCTION, at ONE o'clock. For Particulars, inquire on the Premises. 799) Belfast, March 24. COUNTY OF TYRONE. TO BE SOLD, separately or together, npHE LANDS of ARDBARRAN, with their Subdeno- JL initiations, situate in the Barony of OMACH, being part of the Estate ef the late Ca AK LE s Jo a N a r o « , Esq. held by fee- farm grant, subject to a small Chiefry, and contain, by a late survey, 417 Acres, now let at upwards of ^ 200 a year, and not much more than a third of the value. There is one Farm out of Lease, and all the rest are Let for Lives and Years— the Lives are all old or middle- aged, and the Years nearly'spent;— the Tenantry are respeflabie Protestants, and Freeholders. These Lands abound with Turbary and Lirne- • tonej in a good country, and contiguous to the best Linen Markets. .,, , . , . , - Proposals, in Writing, will be received, in the Country, by JOHN CHAMBERS, Esq. rnd the Rev. AVERIL DANIEL, of Lifford, who have been appointed Trustees for special purposes; and in Town, by WILLIAM BETTV, of Rutland- square, E » q. in whose possession is the Map of the Estate, distinguishing the extent and value of each Farm respec- tively; and by RALPH RICHARDSON, of Bolton- street, JAMES FAUSSITT, of Blackall- street, and JOHN CHAMBERS, of Lower Gardiner- street, Esqrs who will give every necessary information, with regard to Title. If the Lands should not be disposed of by Private Con- trail, they will be sold separately or together, by AUCTION, at the COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, ON MONDAY THE 4TH OF MAY NEXT, at TWO o'clock in the After- noon.— JAMES LYNCA, of Clare, Bailiff of the Estate, will shew the Lands ( 812 NEW STATE TOTTERY, Drawt on the 30th April. THOMAS WARD has received his unrivalled Supply of TICKETS and SHARES for the above Lottery, Scheme of which is ready for delivery Gratis at his Office. SIXTY- SEVEN CAPITALS Adorn the New Scheme, besides Qne of TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS, Three Hundred and Forty- four Inferior Prmes, And Small Ones to ihe amount of =£ 30,000. 15- GUINEAS purchased in any Quaatity. N. B. Drafts on> Dublin, at One, Two, or Three Dayi Sight, or On Demand, for any amount, can always be had. 737) 15, High- street, Belfast, March 20. TO BE LET, From the First of May next, BANKMORK HOUSE, situate about half a mile dis- tant from the Exchange, Belfast, on the East side of the Lisburn Road, lately built and now occupied by the Subscriber: it contains two Parlours, a Bed- room, Kitchen Scullery, and two P,. ntries on the first floor; oil the second, a Drawing- room, three Bed- rooms, and Cio, ets. There is an under- groun. i Story, which may be occupied as a Kite' en, Servants' t'„' i, and Cell tre; over the Pantry, Scullery* & c. are Bed- rooms lor Servants. The Offices consist if a Stablr, Cow- house, Coach- house, Hay Loft, Drying and Mauglit g Loft, & c. & c. The Garden is well- stocked with a gr. ut variety of Wail arid Standard Trees, ef the choicest kinds. The House may be viewed at any time, and the teims known, by applying on tie Premises, er at the Office of the Belfast Insurance Company. March 28. JAMES M'CLEERY. ALSO, TO LET, The SHOP, HO USE, and STORES, No. 190, North street— Apply as above. ( 839 TO BE LET OR SOLD, ' ir'HAT large, commodious DWELLING- HOUSE and JL ThNEMiiNT, No. 97, Hioa STREET, as lormerly Advertised in this Paper. For terms artd particulars, apply to JAMES CUNNINGHAM. If the above is not disposed of on or before WED- NESDAY the 6th of April, it will be SOi D BY AUC- TION, on that Day, at the Hour of ONE o'clock, on the Premises, which may bs viewed any time previous to Sile. & f7) _ __" Belfast, March 28. MOST ' DESIRABLE SI FU ATI ON. To be Lei, and immediate Possession given, or the Interest in lit Lease Sold, whereof 44 Tears are unexpired from May last, ?- HAT Large and Commodious DWliLLING- HOUSE, « No. 6, Custom house- quay, in complete repair, and fit for the reception of a Genteel Family. It's situation and conveniences are too well known to require comment. Appiy to the Subscriber, THOMAS EKExNHEAD. Belfast, February 3. ( 483 TO BE SET, From thefirst day of November last, far sue!) Term as may be agreed upon, A FARM of LAND, at Ballynafetgh, late in the pos- s ssiiin of Mrs. CAVAN, containing 13 Acres, Plau- titian Measure, within a short distance of the Town of Belfast, and pleasantly situ- ted on the borders of the River Lagan. These Lands have not been broken up for several years, and are in excellent condition. Proposals will be received by CHARLES EASTWOOD, Esq. Castletown, Dundalk, until the 24th day of April next, when the Tenant will be declared. And for further particulars apply to Mr. WALTER MACEARLAN, Belfast. 813) March, 1812. c* TO BE SOLD, A FARM of LAND in LOWER MALONK, containing ./ A. SSA. 1R 9P. Irish Measure, lately occupied by RO- BERT MKEE, being just One Mile from Belfast, and held by Lease from the MAU^ OIS of DONEGALL, for Sixty- one years, from November, 1309, at the yearly Rrnt of £ AG, 2j. Applica'ion to be'made te GEORGE BLACK, Esq. or JAMES MORELAND, on the Premises, If not disposed of by Private Sale, before the 10th of April next, it will on that day be SOLD by PUBLIC AUC- TION, at the DONKOALL- ARMS, at the Hour of ONE o'clock. March 13, 1812. N. B. Twtvthirds of the Purchase- Money may remain at Interest on the Concern. ( 734 Wholesale Calico, ^ fis'in, Tkmity, . and Haberdashery tVarehouse, 2, DON SG A L L - S P R EST. ICIBBIN and ROBINSON have received a large Supply of PRINTED MUSLINS, CALICOES, & c. SUITED TO THE SEASON i Which, with an extensive Assortm nr. of Waistcoating, Velveteens, Cords, Nankeenvts, and Grander ells, Will be Soldjttiow Prices. Belfast, March 10. N. B. An APPRENTICE WANTED. ( 711 To be Let, from first May, The HOUSE and SHOP, No. 5, in Bridge- street, now bccupied by Messrs WGOWAN and KANE— Apply as above LAGAN NAVIGATION. THE COMPANY of UNDERTAKERS of the LA- GAN tfAVlGAlTQN hereby give norice, that the-- will riot p- rmit any Rafts of T « '"' r or Deals to be con- veyed on their Canal, which sfwll1 lie ' move tnan thirteer Feet in breadth, or more than fifty five Fi- t in length. JAMES M'CLEERY, REGISTER. Belfast, March 26, 1812. ( 835 NOTICE" [ S hareby given, that the APPLOTMENT for the Cur- rent Year 1812, made by rh* Committee appointed under and by virtue of the BELFAST POLICE ACT, now lies at my Office, No, 83, Aur.- strt- et, for the Inspection of the Inhabitants, and all others whom it may concern, from 8 o'clock Morning to 6 Evening. Persons who conceive themselves overt- barged therein, may appeal in Writing, to b1 lnd^ ad with me. within Eight Days from the date hereof, and no person whatever will be peimitted to inspe- it the same after the said Eight Days are expired. The Commissioners will meet on Tuesday the 31st inst at the Hour of Twelve o'clock, at the Police- Office, Done gall- street, to determine upon whatever appeals may be made By Order, W. MACFARLAN, Secretary. Marlh SO. ( 782 TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, If not previously disposed if by Private Sale, on FRIDAY the 10th Apnl,' at the Ojjice of Mr. J A MES HYNDMAN, Donegal! street, at til e Hoar of t IVEL PS o'Clock, T1HAT HOUSE, on the White- House Shore, occupied by MAXWELL LCPPER, with 13 Acres of LAND, held under the MARQUIS of DONEGALL, for 61 years from No- vember, 1809, at the yearly Rent of £ 6, 10j. The House consists of Two Parlouis. Eight Bed- Chambers, Kitchen, Pantries, Scullery, Cellar, & c. with a complete set of Office- Houses, all lately built, with a well- inclosed Yard. Also, an Excellent GARDEN and ORCH ARD, well stocked with all kind of Fruit Trees in lull bearing. There have been 3000 Trees planted and registered. This Property is delightfully situated on the side of the Lough, Four miles from Eellast, and commands an extensive view ol the Harbpur and the Shores on each side. No re- sidence can be better adapted for Sea Bathing, as a Bathiug- House is already erected. Above ^£ 800 have been lately laid out on the Premises, which are in complete order, and fit for the reception of a Genteel Family. For further information, apply to the Proprietor, on the Premist- s. Immediate Possession can be given. 772) March 16. STALLIONS, TO Cover this Se « » on, at NEW- GROVE, near Ballymena, at Two Guineas each Mare, and Five Shillings to the Grooir.:— RUM BP, By Whiskey, out of Spinetta— for his pedigree at large, and performance On the Turf, see the General Steed Book, aud Racing Calendars. Also, at same place, at One Guinea each Mare, « nd 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 ASTHMA, CONSUMPTION, WHEEZING, & C. & C. Prepared Stramonium and Oxymel ( as directed by Sur- geon Fisher) has been found a most invaluable remedy ill the above complaints— The fume of the dried Herb, thus corrected, effectually prevents the Asthmatic fit, and the Oxymel, by allaying the irritation in the Lungs, Strengthen- ing and correcting the habit, has succeeded in cases ef Con- sumption that appeared almost hopeless. The prepared Herb for smoking, and the Oxymel for internal use— are sold in London, by Messrs, BUIIGESS & Co. Bedford- street; and Messrs. F. Nawasny and SONS. NO. 29, Dame- street, Dublin ; aod by their appointment, by Mr. SA. H. ARCHER, and Mr. WARD, Belfast; Mr. WALSH, Armagh; Mr WARD, Lisburn j aud Mr. M'Stss t, Newly. ( 737 ' i ble Mover could succeed so far as to get rid of the Administration he considered so obnoxious, lie could not see where he could procure ons to answer the purpose he had desciibed. And unless tlv Noble Lord w. is prepared to condescend on sortie plan, and could shew t!) is would be the eff.- ct motion, he thought there was 110 ground foi a. to it. THE PRINCE REGENT'S LETTER. The following Speeches were omitted iu oar last:—. LordELDONsaid, theNobleLordwhohadbrou ht forward the motion, hud taken pains to convince thi- m that the Address he moved wns the spontaneous dic- tate of his own mind. Of this he had no'- doubt; but the matter of most consequence was, to consider its nature. It began hy complimenting the Prince Re- gent, in high terms, for his wisdom, princely virtu.- s, and for the vigorous and benehcient manner in which he had exercised his authority, What then did it do ? It went to quarrel with the first, and, he might sity, only act of this wise, virtuous, and bcneficient Prince. It then went on to state, that an Adminis- tration ought to be formed possessing the affections and goodwill of ail classes cjf hifcMajesty's subjects. No one would deny that such an Administration would be most desirable ; but he could not say with the Noble Lord, that one of the description, common- ly known by the name of broad- bottomed, would have the desired effect; for his part he considered such a Government as the most mischievous Cabinet that could be conceived— f Hear, hear.)— But he must ask them, after the present mischievous men should be turned out, where would they find that Adminis- tration described in the Address,, which would unite and conciliate the affections of all descriptions of the community? This was the nature of the Address.— Now he must say, that he solemnly believed the peo- ple were so weak and foolish as to prefer the present Administration. The Prince Regent, he maintained, was invested with the power of chusing his own ser- vants, subject, of course, to ail constitutional checks. But on the present occasion he would repeat what he had stilted in 1S(> 7, that it was not easy to charge any persons as advisers of the Crown in the choice of Ministers. Antecedent to the choice, it was im- possible that any one could be responsible for the very act by which he was selected. In this situa- tion he considered the use that had been made of the Regent's name in this debate as most disorderly. It must be a strong case indeed which would induce Parliament to take on itself what this Address called on their Lordihips to do ; to nominate the Ministers of the Crown. A Noble Lord had accused them ( the present Adminitration) of having refused to take into consideration the petition of the Catholics. This was not th.- c: tse. Whenever it could be shewn, that the Constitution, as established at the Revolution, which gave as much religious and civil freedom, graft- ed on religious toleration, as was consistent with the safety of the state ; whenever it could be shewn that this Constitution could be entirely changed without danger to the Protestant establishment it had set up, and the Protestant monarchy it had founded for ever, on principles of as great toleration, and as extended religious dnd civil freedom as was deemed consistent with its safety ; whenever he could be convinced that this Could be done, with the many and multiplied cautions necessary, he never had refused, a, iJ never would refuse to consider the claims and petitions of the Catholics. But let the Noble Lords, who sup- ported these claims, tell him, what were the securi- ties they had to offer to the state, and his heart would beat with as much joy as theirs could, to meet any proposition cf the kind. He would, of all things, like to hear such a statement, from them, but never had been able to obtain it from any advocate of the cause. That great man, whose loss he so deeply de- plored ( Mr. Pitt), and by whpse friendship, which he had so long enjoyed, he valued so much, that he desired no greater oncomium upon his tomb than to have it recorded there— even that great statesman had died unable, though not unwilling, to answer his in- quiries in this respect, and tell him what securities could be proposed, what checks might be adopted.— With regard to the question, America, the present Ministers had only followed the example set them by their predecessors. He did not mean, therefore, to say, the example ought to be followed ; but, he was sure, no man could assert that, in the transaction,", be- tween th; two countries, Britain had been too tena- cious. The Nobie and Learned Lord again recur- red to the wording of the Address, which, he con » tended, was on the principle of exclusion, while it pretended to' b^ 00 that of the formation of an Ad- 1 iniuistratiou on a broad and liberal basis. If the No- il try, the foundation oi her maritime superiority, and .} const quently of h- r pow : r, at the feet of that state, * he must deny, Lite f, t. Bat he atso denied that in | what he would- conceJe, the rights of this con try fu. ure '! w. re at a) l implicated. They might give all he ask- jf ins ! ed for, without danger: and he could not help, while x't'fect agreement with the sentiment, to Earl GREY said, as for the object of the motion, stating his ; j recommend, to their Lordships' attention the saving if ef Mr. Burke, that a nation ought not to go to war ' Nobl he was not at all di. pos.- d to deny th. it it was substan- *± r ? P^ f5 w. r0D?' nor for an unprofitable right, daily for a chan re of the Administration, and he j| He- 1nd h, s fr, ends were accused of be, ng the founders could understand the Address in n . other itght He V. of d, f ^ acted uP°. n' , He di i not mean to deny that this was a strong measure, I ^ Pen'ldu were » n Administration, they were , , 1 • r • 1 - t tensed out ortneirlivesto bitnsj these measures rorwa' d ru- he could not hear it- spoken of as unconstitutional. . ,„, ... « <- war u. I — Ihe next point introduced was that relative to the } circulating medium and on this, all he had urged for j was, to revert as much as possible to true principles, J and keep the circulating rrjedium within certain bounds, j But he could no', remain in the same Government i with the man who proposed to make Bank- notes Jegai j tender As to the conduct of the war on the Penin- ' suia, it had been imputed to him, that he was totally averse to the measure. He certainly did not wish to proceed on that expensive mode of warfare, without Lord was, not only legiti is the c nsolidation of all the empire. The question, The motive of th • late, but laudable—- it st ength and resources of the Th :> n, was, if tilts was justly predicated in the address, rnts ws its t, ue character and object ; and the ques- xions to be considered, resolvedthemselves into two: 1st, ! f tiie Adimn- sti ition was t: uly described as pre- f 1: uttng that xrftSi.' cl to thfe union so desirable ? and idly, If the principle on which they were formed was consistent with the best principles and intents, of the Constitution ? As fot » the first of these projrosit'ons, tir would have supposed, till he heard the ^ Learned -. o; d on the Woolsack, that it would not have been e. ii - d ' hat the present Administration was . having some military authority as to the probable ; suit of it; and he wished, above all, to see the opi- I nion of the illustrious Commander of the forces in that > 11 the basis of resistance to the Catholic Claims.— Wh. it had been the conduct of that Noiik- Lord, from ie mom- nt he had been called from the Bar, to take lis st tion in political fife; up to the present time ?— Had 11 not In ' n that of a sure, steady, apd deter- mined advocate for eternal resistance to the Catho- lics ? And as the leading Members of the Cabinet maintained the necessity for exclusion, and the others followed them, what could he say but that the propo- sition of the Noble Mover was made out, and that j, they weie a Cabinet of resistance to the Catholics? They might, as he had heard they had, endeavour anew to raise the cry of" the Church in danger;" they might partly succeed in this, through the aid they received from tne pulpit, from which it had of lat been sounded ; and wli ' tt he saw by the Gazette that one oftlv.- persons wtio acted this part, was im- j mi-> liately selected to be Private Chaplain to the Prince R , out, had he not a right to say that j this was a CaWhet of wtok- rance ?—( Hear, hear,) j If he could believe report, the new accessions to the : Government were to be of the same stamp with the ; materials he had just described, and equally firm in - the doctrineofresistance to the Catholics—( Hear.) , He saw two Noble Lords, ( Lords Sidmouth and j- Buckinghamshire) of whom report spoke as the , new accessories, but, if those who were to be their victims w re yet made acquainted with these co'ndi- . ttons, he knew not. The question was, if any dan- ; | ger existed in admitting the Catholies to participate 1 in the Constitution. His wish'and opinion was, that not only the Catholics but every other class, at pre- 1 sent, excluded, might have the common privileges of ,, Britousa- xti iided to th- m. The Noble Lord ! a< fd thi- tii for the security they had to offer; he, in return, asked the Noble Lord for his dangers.—( Hear.)— ' He Mtiiinifd, that they consisted in these exclusions, f They bad suffered the Catholics to gain much in 1 riches, in strength, and political power? but after giv- in, them all this, they made them enemies, by with- holding from thorn their fiir rights. Take away then, these grievances and causes of complaint, and the Noble Lords would have the security they want ed. It was tyranny to continue them. Mr. Pitt had thought this concession so far from being danger- ous, that it was necessary for the safety of the State, j The greatest names had deemr* d ultimate concessions right. Mr Fox, Mr Pitt, Mr Burke, Mr Windham, all of them friends to the Established Church, how- | ever much they might differ on other subjects, con- j cuired in this, that coscihation was absolutely neces- j sa/ y. He would not say what the Prince Regent's ! feelings and sentiments were at this moment; but \ speaking of 1 is responsible advisers, he might ex- 1 press his sincere hope that his sacred name might be i kept from the odium of present measures. He af- > firmed, that there had been the most distinct assurances given to this injured people, for well might he so : term the Catholics of Ireland, that on the new sera, j wht never in the course of nature that period should ! arise, it at. Id bring to them reliefl But he knew j not how it was, that new sera had come, but Under some curse and baleful influence, by which the whole strength of the Government was embodied against these sufferers, and determined to shew them at once the blank side of the prospect— perpetual exclusion. —- The Noble Lord had inquired, if the present admi- nistration were misplaced, where would they get '! another? In the letter supersetibed by his Noble , Friend and himself, they stated that they could not ! join with men united together on the principle of Ca- j tholic exclusion, and could not come into power, | without advising to give relief to the Catholics. But ! might they not join with others who had similar opi- \ nions with them on this point? When he signed the j letter, he was most sincere in saying, lie did not act | on personal exclusive principles. Whea an union could be honourable, and considering such only to be for the good of the nation, be would ever be ready to < unite. But character was the strength cf men in pub- lic as in private life, and he could conceive nothing more dangerous than to shock public opinion by an appearance of sacrificing principle for the sake of at- ! j taining office and emolument. But did the Noble Lords opposite— they who were the advisers of the Regent on this occasion— who were his Ministers be- fore, and had continued to be his Ministers since ; did they expect, that in consequence ot this letter, his Noble Friend and himself could have consented to coalesce with them :—( Hear, hear !)— Would they venture to deny, that they were consulted 011 the letter ? If so, it would establish the point, that there was an influence behind the throne, the most danger- ous that could exist. But were there no others with whom they ( Lord Grey and his friends) could unite? 01^ if both parties were put out of the question, Were there not others to form an Administration without them ? The Noble Earl observed, that he w. is too n> i( ch exhausted to- go through the remaining topics at any length. On the repeal of the cieil disabilities j of the Catholics, therefore, he would only briefly state, that he would be prepared to difine ivlial se- j curities he deemed sufficient on this score to satisfy him. With respect to America, if it was imputed to him that h « was ic- idy to lay the rights of the cour.- forraed t countl7> on subject. He would admit, that the • war on the Peninsula went home to every man's feel- : ings.—( Hear, hear.) It was natural for a brave and . generous nation to side with the oppressed, and to wish to afford assistance to a people struggling under every kind of difficult}', against the most unparalleled treachery which ever disgraced the annals of the civil- ized world.—( Hear, hear.) In point of security, too, could a fortunate result of the contest be ra- j tionally expected, nothing could be more conducive ' to the interests of the empite than to free the whole population of the Peninsula from the yoke of France, and to have them join with us as their liberators, against the unprincipled ambition of that country.— But those principles, on which the prosecution of that war could be defended, must be reduced to a mere speculative theory, unless supported by adequate- exer- tions from the Spanish people and the Spanish Govc- t n- ment ; without that necessary co- operation, all our ef- forts must prove useless. The Noble Earl expressed a hope that, after that candid explanation, he would hear no more on the subject. A Noble Lord had, however, asserted that within the last twelve months the war in the Peninsula had been carried on with more success than at any preceding period. This he would deny; and to bring their X, ordships to his opi- nion, he would have them only to consider what was the real object of the war.' It was not solely to de- fend Portugal against France, but to free the Spani- ards from the yoke of their invaders. ( Hear.) Had we succeeded, or were we likely to succeed in that object ? Within these twelve months, selected as a period of unparalleled success, the Spaniards had lost Figueras, Tortosa, Tarragona, Saguntum and Valencia, with the whole Murcian army, which at- tempted to defend it. Those conquests opened to the enemy a free communication between all their divisions, and they soon would be enabled, by that circumstance to bring the whole weight of their united forces against the British army. Did this warrant the idea of those unparalleled successes held out to the House. But, momentous as all the objections were, in the Noble Earl's opinion, against the present system ot Govern ment, they sunk into insignificance when compared with that secret and sinister influence, which lurked behind the Throne. The Noble Earl ( evidently much tired) trusted he had sufficiently explained tha reasons which had dictated the letter alluded to, and which he considered as most honourable to his Noble Friend ( Lord Grenvdle), and in strict conformity with the whole tenor of his political life. Lord MULGRAVE denied the existence of that secret influence, to which such powers were attributed; but without laying too much stress on the arguments adduced in debate, it was evident, as a Nobie Friend of his had stated it, that the aim of the motion was to remove the present Ministers ; and the proposed address could have no other effect than that of dic- tating to the Prince Regent die choice of his Minis- ters. The Noble Lord then went over several of the political grounds on which a difference of opinion subsisted— the conduct of the war on the Peninsula, the Orders of Council, the state of the currency ; and he asked whether the Noble Lords opposite were so rash as to propose at once a radical change in all the measures adopted on those important subjects, or whe- ther they were inclined to follow the same measures, and only to change the Administration ? It should be recollected, besides, that in every thing they had done, Ministers repeatedly obtained the sanction of Parliament. ( Hear, hear.) And now the House was called upon,, without a solid ground, to move for an address which would go 10 operate an entire change of Administration, and a complete alteration of the system hitherto pursued. As to the Irish Roman Catholics, the Noble Earl had attempted to draw a distinction between granting the demands of the Ca- tholics in the present instance, holding some promise they might be granted on a future occasion, but he should have also stated that the behaviour of the Ca- tholics was far different now from what it was when t the first' concessions were made to them in 17B3. — Every heart in the empire rejoiced at the par- tial removal of their disabilities ; they had ' deserved that favour by their constitutional deportment, and " every one hoped that by continuing to pursue the same line they would entitle themselves to fuith « r ind il. . genCe. But now their petitions were urged in avow- ed contempt of the law, and in open defiance \ o tile authority of the Government. They asked now for admittance on an equal footing in the army and na- vy, and said that \ t would satisfy them. But wl e e was the security that it would be so ?• They had held the same language in 1798— They had since offered pledges, which they had afterwards withdrawn. He thought that men so varying in their principles could not, with safety, be admitted within the pale of the Constitution, without those safeguards which: had been thought necessary bv his illustrious friend, now no more ( Mr Pitt). He wished that the Noble Lord who had introduced the motion; had direct y moved for the. lemoval ot Mmistei ,, on any lounds, rather than to cteate additional irritation ir'itel nd by holding up to the Catholics a mock view ot the immediate redress ot their grievances^ a8- the letult JjU rujtijE in its preheat shape, hi BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE. • PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS, MONDAY, MARCH 23. . TIIE PRINCE REGENT'S MESSAGE. On the'Order of the day being reader, for the House re- solving itself into a Committee on the Message of the Prince for making an . additional grant to the Princesses; Mr. CREEVEY expressed a wish that the subjed might be deferred, as he thought, before a new charge were laid on the public, it might be proper to look into the revenue of the country. With the addition made to the Civil List, he thought the ,£ 30.000 whiph it was now in contemplation to charge on the Consolidated Fund might have been avoid- ed ;, =£ 70,000 had been added to it. From what it formerly was, £ 58,000 had been given by the Ring to the Queen, and from what was now raised to the Prince Regent only, gave =£ 17,000 annually to the Princess of Wales; it there- fore . appeared to him that this new application to Parlia- ment was not necessary. He concluded by moving as arr amendment, " That the House should on that day month re'olve itself into the Committee" ( The CHANCELLOR of the * XCHEOUER said the Hon. Gentleman, had again brought forward statements which might produce an improper impres- ion on the public mind. The Hon. Gentleman had seemed to think, thesum they were to be called upon for in ' he Committee might have be'en easily spared out of the Civil List. This might appear to him as he compared the 17,0001. given annually to the Princess of Wales, with the Sj. oool. per ann which had bren given to the Queen by the King. The fact how- ever was, that the same deductions might be made from the Civil List in the hands of Prince, as had_ been made from it when . it was in the, hands of th? King, as her Majesty re- eeived her <# SR, noo per ann." aj formerly. The Hon. Gen- tleman was also mistaken in the sum which the Princess re- ceived, as he understood', it to be '=£ 17,000 including £ 5,000 which she received as pin motley, whereas she received =£ 17,00C exclusive of pin money. It had been'augmented from =£ 12,000 to £\ 7/ 100 in consequence of its being thought necessiry by the King to make a more amtil* pro- vision for her than she had formerly enjoyed. In 180.9, her debts had been stated to amount to =£ 41,000. Her income was at thst time =£ 12,000 per ann, exclusive of =£ 5,000 pin money,, The Prince, on that occasion, averse to any application b ing made to the public, took her debts upon himself, and at the - same time conceivine that they might have been con- trailed in consequence of the insufficiency of her income to meet her expenceB, he augmented it to =£ 17,000. It was found on a farther investigation of the business, that her debts amounted to =£ 8000 more, and this sum, in addition to the =£ 41,000 before. mentioned, the Prince also took upon himself. On a still mare minute investigation of the sub- je61, it was found that there was yet a small frafiion more of >£ 2000, and this last slim it. had been thought reasonable that She herself should pay out of her increased income— The Prince thus to prevent the charge being thrown « n the public, toisk =£ 49,000 on himself of the debts of the Pri. u- ess. The Hon. Gentleman thought there was now a large dis- poseable fund in the bands of the Prince. This was not the case, as every part of his income which could be so applied had been given to a Commission tinder the Seal of the Duchy of Lancaster, for the purpose of liquidating those debts whieh bad before been under the consideration of that House. He strongly objeded to postponing the Committee. Mr. WHlTBREAD thought it was necessary,. that a full . enquiry should be made into the present state of the revenue. He for one had understood that the Princesses werfc to live with the Queen, arid on this account it wasi he conceived, that the addition of ten thousand pounds had been made to her Majesty's income. He had told the Right Hon. Gentleman, that even after that he supposed that some provision would . be proposed for the Princesses; but he thought that if such a provision were to be made for them, there was no neces- sity for adding ten thousand pounds to the income of the Queen. He then went over the statements'made by the' Chancellor of the Exchequer, respecting the deb's of the Princess of Wales, & c and observed, that after the very liberal grants which had been recently made by Parliament to the Royal Family, it might have been hoped that they would not have been catted upon again so soon. As this was now done, however, they might shortly expect to be called upon to make an additional provision for the Princess of Wales When they were told that the Prince had taken, her debts upon himself, to ptevent an application oh the subject to Parliament, they could not forget that at the time he did thi*, his own debts were unextinguished, to pay which, an arrangement, ha 1 been made, of a natufe the most injurious to the country ; yet, in the same breath that the Right Hon. Gentleman had told them of his Royal Highness's taking upon himself the debts ol the Princess;. jut had informed them that £ 70fX> 0 had been entrusted: to a commission, t « liquidate his own. Why, this to him appear- ed the most complete juggle for the public that w « s ever heard of, that a person should undertake to pay the debts of another to save the people that expence, while he came to gat his own paid by that same public. t he question was put,, and the amendment negatived— The House t- Ien resolved itself into the Committee. The CHANCELLOR ol the EXCHEQUER having shortly taken a view of the present situation of the four Princesses, and of the provision formerly made for them in the event of his Majesty's demise, observed, that the me- lancholy events which had taken place, though certainly by no means to be r. garde J as a demise of the Crown, had the effed of placing them nearly in the same situation they would have been placed in by the adttal demise of the Crown. He apprehended that it would be nccessary, in ' making a new provision, to set the former provision aside. It was bis intention to propose, that to each of the four Princesses they should grant the sum of =£ 9,000 per annum, exclusive of what they received from the Civil List. He should th. ref'ore move for the sum of £ 36,000 At the death} of one of them he would propose, that the survivors should receive =£ 10,000 per annum each; at the death of a second, the two remaining to continue to receive =£ 10,000 each; and on the death of a third, the sole survivor to receive •£ 12,000 per annum. This arrangement, the difference in the times considered, he did not think would appear to the House as proposing au unreasonable advance on the sum originally named as a provision for the Princesses. Mr. TILRNEY said; 1 that as be understood the business, the House was now called on to give a' grant of £ SH, OOOi, as an establishment for the Princesses, which was £ 9000 a year each, instead of =£ 7,500 as originally proposed." He saw no reason why the Princesses should not live together—- they had hitherto been bred up under the same roof; and from the sisterly aff=( Slion and regard they had always shewn towards each other, it was not : o be supposed they e< » uld have any objedion to such an arrangement, and in that case the establishment would be splendid indeed, At present the Princesses were a charge on the Civil List, which, would cease oi} this grant, and the saving would not revert to the public. What he mostobjeded to, however, was the doing that by piece- mpal which should be done at. once. The Right Hon. Gent, then went into several calculations re- epeding the Civil List, from the whole of which {^ con- cluded, that by the several grants of this Session, the whole • mount was not less than £ 1,582,000 per annum. He was, however, somewhat surprised, thai in tiie course of these new provision^ there should have been no mention made of the Princess ( if Wales, the immediate and aeiual wife of the Prince, who . was now vested with the whole authority, arid performing all tbe- dntiesof the King Various. reporti were in circulation; he had iifar, d a separation was to take pl* ce, hut he knew nothing of it. The Right Hon. Gentleman ( Mr. Perceval) no. deubt was well informed of every cir- cumstance, for he had forir. eriy been of Counsel for her Royal . Idighnesj, aud knew all the merits of the case, though he now thought proper to preser » e art entire silence on the • ubjed. He ( Mr ijerney) could only say, that thfre \ yas aj pre » ent a person in this country, who, from her situation in it, represented the Queen, as much as the Prince repre- sents the King, and who, in the present circumstances, ii taken no notice of whatever. He thought, therefore, the' iubjed should be postponed. Mr, W. SMITH did not believethe people paid so much attention. to that splendour. as they did to thb safety ot . the Cons: itutiori." We had'been told, that " the trappings of Royalty were sufficient to" lmaitltjirf a'Sfepublic."' This, he d- d not believe to be true; but still caution was necessary. All that was necessary lor the weltaieof the State should be kef tup; bur every Member ol the Royal Family, and their advisers, should consider, that While cue whole ' expenditure is increasing, ar. d the burthens increasing also, the people will not continue to pay taes with that good humour they had hitherto done Mr. PONSONBY said, that unless the Right Hon. Gen- tleman could give some further, information on the subj- d, he would be obliged to vote against his proposition. It was stated, for the convenience of the present argument, that the Princesses were likely to change their situation. If this was the case, he would say, that the same charge should not be made on the Civil List. But had the Right Hon. Gen, tleman- reason to know that their situations would be chang- ed i Did he know that they would not remrtin in the same situation ? if so. he was bound to state it to the House — It was under all the circumstances, a most unwarrantable and extravagant proposition. Mr. BENNETT regretted, that the moment chosen Vor when we heard complaints from all quarters of the distresses of our manufacturers He hoped that the Right Hon. Gen- tleman ( Mr. Perceval) would inform the House why no mention had been made of the Princess of Wales, at a time when increased grants were to he voted for the other branches of the Royal Family. Perhaps ( here was no man living who could inform the House better on that subjed. Perhaps th fire was no one so capal le of letting out the secret con- neded with what was called " the delicate investigation "— Why is she now, as wife of the Prince'Regent, not to have the same state, the same drawing- rooms, and the same splen- dour, as the wife of the King ? What is there that happen- ed which makes it improper that she should appear in the station of a Queen, at a time that her husband performs the fundiens of royalty, and represents the person of the King f Every hody had heard a good deal about books that were to have been published, and libels that were suppressed.— Now there certainly must be considerable information in some quarter or other about these matters, and as the Right Hen. Gentleman has been long, the confidential. adviser and counsellor of her. Royal Highness, he hoped that he would not now des « rt his friend in her utmost need, bu> that he would state what was the reason for her being so negleded and passed by upon this occasion. As for himself, he - did not feel disposed to Vote another shilling, until the corrupt expenditure of the public money was restrained, and the ne- cessary retrenchments made, both as to sinecures and other branches of the public expences. \ , The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER said ft had been asked, why bad not the Princess of Wales drawing- rooms like the Queen, and the same state and splendour ? The Hon. Gentleman should- have b£ en aware however, that if She Was to hiiye this additional state and splendour, there must be an additional grant of money; and yet the Hon. Gentleman was not disposed to vote . a shilling towards it. As to all the questions which had been - put ro him on the subject of " the delicate investigation,"' h'e should say nothing. He did pot think, that either as- Minister, or in any other Captivity, he was bound to give any answer upon this point. AS to the expression, r at things should be con- sidered as if the King was defund, he did not recolleit hav ing made use of such an expression. What he. had said was, that the time was, i)(> w come, when the provision for the Princess naturally came under the consideration of Parlia- ment, as they were now deprived of the countenance and assistance of their. King and Father. A; Right Honourable Gentleman seemed to think that their present allowances would form n splendid establishment if they were all, to live together. Now he believed that it would not be the wish of the House absolutely to compel them to live together, al- though it would b « undoubtedly their wish, as well a? the wish of every body else, that they should be as much to- gether as possible. An Honourable- Gentleman had conceiv- ed, that while'the King lived there ought to be no separate establishment' for them! but when'it was considered how many vfcarS the- Ktug might still live, as well as the , age of the Princesses, and the respectable and amiable characters they had always borne through life, he thought that the House would coRceive that the time had dome for fixing their establishments Mr. WHlTBREAD vindicated his Hon. Friend ( Mr Bennett) frqm the charge of inconsistency! as he might, well wish to seethe PrilrceSs of. Wales living in the state that became the consort of the Prince Regent, and yet not con- re that it was necessary to vote a single shilling of the lie money to obtain this objed. There wis a time when t& J'Right Hon Gentleman ( Mr. Perceval) notonly thought it not inconsistent with his duty to give information, on thi subjeft of " the delicate investigation,!' but when he took every pains to spread this information as generally as pos- sible. At that time a book wss prepared, which was in- tended to be circulated most extensively, both here and upon the Continent. The book, however, had been sup- pressed, and the outstanding copies had been bought up at a great expense, out of some fund or other, whether private or public he- could not say. He could not conceive why tha Right Hon Gentleman now remained mute, when before he had a thousand tongues. As to the real income of the Queen, it was =£ 58,000 per ann. while she lived principally on the establishment of the King, whereas the Princess of Wales, the eohsort of the Prince Regent, was only =£ 22,000 per annum, and . is obliged to iive entirely at her own ex- pence. All that the nation . knows of her residence i « , that she lives in retirement somewhere, either at Kensington or Blackheath. This was not. the situation in which the coun- try would wish to see the wife of the Prince Regent placed, or in which they considered that she ought to be placed,— At i time that additional grants were wanted for the other branches of the Royal Family, it was natural to ask, why had she been s > negleded He, therefore, much wished that the present Committee should be postponed for a month, to give time to the Committee appointed for inquiring into the Civil List to make their report, in order that the House might see whether savings might not b? made in the ex- penditure of the Civil List, which would be abundantly suf- ficient to provide a proper allowance not only for ths other Princesses, but for the Princess of Wales alsifc^. Mr. WYNNE thought it very unfair to ™ the " present question upon the merits and the virtues of the Princesses, who were the immediate subjects of the present discussion. This was throwing a kind of odium on those who might oppose the grant, as if they were not as ready as others to acknowledge those merits and those virtues. There was an- other point on whicb be would wish explanation £ 70,000, per annum had been granted as payment of certain debts which ought never to have been named ip that House, as flavin" been contraded in defiance of, and in the very teeth of an^ Ad of Parliament. He would wish to know hs; v- long that ,£ 70,000 annually was to be paid, or, when those debtB which Parliament knew nothing of should be satisfied, to what uses this would be applied ? Mr. BARHAM said, that he wished to put some ques- tions to the Right Hon. Gentleman, not as the confidential adviser of the Prince or " his consort, but as the Minister of this country. He wished to ask him in that capacity, why he had recommended an additional grant for the Princesses, and had entirely overlooked the person who was so much nearer to the Thtone than they were ? < He asked this ques- tion on public grounds, and he asked It of the Right Hon. Gentleman, not as the adviser of the Prince, but as the Mi- nister of the country. ' He called upon the Right Hon. Gen- tleman to state why no additional splendour was to be at- tached to the Princess of Wales, the wife of the Prince Re- gent. ( Mr, PERCEVAL was silent.). Mr. T1ERNEY « aid, that if the Right Hon. Gentleman persisted in Ms silence,' he. would take it for consent. He supposed, then, thut he sandioned the separation between the Prince and the Princess.—(" No. no, from the Ministerial iembes ! J— Well, well! said Mr. T. I am glad they will say no to this It must be recollected that the Princess" Regent had now no more than =£ 5000 a- year secured to her. The remaining =£ 17 000 was purely from the bounty of her hus- band, which might be withdrawn to- morrow niorning.— Ought she not to be made independent as well as the other branches oi the Royal Family t~( JSTo, no, from some Minis- ters, on the Ministerial k- neh Did they say M to that also? If there was airy reason why should she n. 6t be independent, the reason ought to be Stated. If they could prove any tiling against her credit, they should take even that away from hei; but if they could ndt, there was no reason why she should hot be maintained suitably, to her rank in the state If the King Were to die to- morrow, and she was to Com*- to'. thi thtons, what would the Right Hon. Gentle- man then do ? Woqjd ' therf be n, o provision made for her similar to that which'had been made for other Qtieens- of England ? In the peculiar situation that the Right Hon. Gentleman had stood, first as Counsellor to the Princess, and I now * » Minister and adviser to the Prince, there was Uo man. cap'ahle of- jr- rlng- mrire inform. inou. t-) the House Both he and the Lord Chancellor must have informed. themselves fully with rr. sped to her condud- If, there was'any thing : n that conduit known to them, and unknown to the coun- try, unworthy of; her, the dignity » f the country, and the dignity of the Prince Regent, required of the Right- Hon. O- ntleman to bring forward" an accu'Sarion against- her ( Hear, bear, bear f fi— He wished ah answer These - were not impertinent questions. As a Member of Parliament, he was imperiously bound to puftfiese- quesMohs to him as the Minister o'f the*' Cfdwn." In the situation " ftr wljich he had formerly stood with regard. to * hg Prince, ss< R « gent, he" would not exadlly tay that he fomented the . differences between her and. Prince, but if he was- the author of- that publication alluded to, his. conduS seemed something extremely like it. Peihaps the Right Hon. Gentleman. had, cliSnge'd: hi9 senti- ments with his situation: , He- had cast " off, it would appear, one client to take up the brief anpth- r.—/ V Jaugh. J The CHANCELLOR" of the EXCHEQUER said, that as for what he w » s bound to d « from- regai d to the country and his own character, he should always judge for himself. He shoul. l, however, say thus. far, tha? neither in his capai city of Counsellor to her Royal Highness, nor in any other character whatever, had he any charge' against Iter Roya) Highness, or .( he meaniof bringing forward any charge, ancl that he never meant to. cast the. slightest, rdSsffJnn upon her. As to the subjeCl of this discussion, he had no delegated au- thority, no commands to propose an additional grant for, the Princess of Wales. Nevertheless, if he could colled tha't it was the • sense- of Parliament that such an additional provi- sion should be made, he made no doubt but that he would shortly be fully authorised to propose it. Mr. TIERNEY observed, as the Right Honourable Gen- tleman had now acknowledged that he had no charge to bring forward against the Princess Regent, in all reason « he ought to be immediately suitably provided for. This he said, because they wire row making provision for other branches of the Royal Family, of far less importance and consequence to the country. All they could say was, that as Princes of Wales, and wife of the Prince Regent, he knowing of charge against her, she ought not to remain'de- pendent on the Prince—( Hear, Hear !) Mr. WHlTBREAD said, they- had now heard from a pers-. n who was so well qualified to judge, first as Counsel employed by her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, and then afrerwxrds « s the Minister of the Crown, that the con- duct of her Rsyal Highness was perfectly blameless. It was certainly a very great satisfaction now to hear, that no, im. putation could be cast on the Princess of Wales. ( Hear, hear !) This was peculiarly eatisfadory, a » the Right Hon; Gentlemi. ii could not forget that her Royal Highness, once stood in his estimation as a person who had been, stigma- tized for. impropriety of enndud, and that he had published a book for the express purpose of establishing her. innocejice, and to remove these accusations.. The Right Hon Gent.' would do. well not to fasgjSt tl; at she still remained unvindi- cated. It appeared to him " that there was r, ot1j| ng; tKpT5pW iii the taking this subjed jntg consideration at the present time, when every branch of the Royal Family.,' but the Prin- cess Regent, was provided for. When the Rjgh't . Honour- able Gentleman maile a demand of'an establishment for " the unfortunate Monarch, of so many Lords of the . Bed Cham-- ber, and so many Grooms qf the. Stole, and bi; it remember- ed, that they could only be employed in giving accounts to . his anxious subjeds of the state, of his health, while they could only get accounts of thit state ONeehn- i niouthj— when the House saw large gra! « ? made to all the younger SIMS,, of his . Majesty, and a grant of =£ 9000 per. annum asked for to each of the Princesses; he Would ask if that was an imptoper time to come forward for the purpose of claiming some provision for a person' in that high and exalted situa- tion iii which she was placed 1—( Hear, hear !)— When'the House heard from a person so well acquainted with the su'b- jed as the Right Honourable Gentleman, that her Royal Highness was not in anywise blameahle, and - who would have proved to the world in his boijt that she ira innpp- nc, he \ youid again ask - if- thij was an improper time'to pme forward with a proposal to Parliament >—{ Heir, hear !) Mr, PERCEVAL, in explanation, said, that neither from what had came to his knowledge in his character of ' Coun- sel to her Royal Highness, or in this situation which he- at present held, could, he recolled'any thing which it } vas pos- sible to bring as a charge against tn'e Princess of Wales. Sir JOHN NEWTORX aid that, on the Julijed- « ,'. i? h had been so repeatedly ailfided to this night; there was, to his conception of it, ; ometh ng extremely mysterious in the matter, which rtquired being accounted for; particularly, a » . he thought tht- Houu- wal" entitled to know from'the Right' Hon. Gentleman, why he, who had been the advocate for her Royal Highutr,,;. should uow have.- been converted into the person who was to withhold from her that justice to which she was entitled, . He wished to ask too, whether the book which the Right Hon. Gentleman had at one time pre- pared tar publication, had had the printer's name affixed to it, as was required by law ? He again repeated, that he thought the House entitled to know on what ground the Right Hon. Gentleman, who had formerly been so louu in declaring the innocence, and in vindicating her Royal High- ness, now thought it so delicate a subjed, that it could not even be looked on, but must be suffered to pass by without any satisfaction being offered to the House. . The Resolution was agreed to without a division. 131- SJ and 1 is per harrel. l- whamns-$ t, Cork, on the same day. they were sold fop 25/. . Potatoes, in some, parts, - old for 6J. per stone, at D. iibhn for A's therefore this deartTT was but parti ,1, he did not believe that " stopfiitig the distil- ] hries from wofking with'Jrain, would have- any considerable - effeCt. The increased price of grain in Ireland was" to Be" found in the expor ations' to this country. Ift concluded by • moving. that the'House should-' theu adjnufn. ' * •' The Marquis of L. ANSDOWNE'd'eclared hiscancurrence -. in the opinions delivered as to the great advantages which would flow toiboth parts of the empire from the mtsisure of j free intercourse, the honour of Originating'which belonged : to Sir John Newport. " , " " " " Lord M'OUNTJOY opposed tile- motion. Lord HOLLAND, while he approved of the measure, of free Intercourse, cptdd not help ob - erving, - with regard to the proposition of his Noble Friend ( Lord Oarnley), that lie could not see wBy' triis partial scarcity shoiild not b « met by a. stoppage of distillation from " grain in Ireland as well as in Ehglaqd. , ..." ''.',' *'" After, a few words from " Lrtrd iDarnley, the motion v put and negati ed—' Adjourned. BELFAST COURSE OF EXCMANGis,- &. c. INARCH 20.— Belfast on London ( 2' Ids.)- e-|- 8| per cent. , Belfast 011 Dublin ( 61 ds.) 1 per cent. Belfast en Glasgow 7- j per cent. IRISH, MARCH 21 — 3^ per cent. Gov. Deb. 72fJ : 5 per cent. Ditto 101J BtMLisH, March Ift,— 3 per cent. Coifsols 60 60* MaiL 2l.— Dub. on Lon. 8- J I Ma* IS Lou, on Dub 9$ ARRIVID. s MAILS, SINCE OOR LAST. OWN ,..*,.. B- Y DoNAGUAfrBK O BY DUBLIN 0 T— T——- 1 ' .' " - 11 '' -' BELFAST, - Monday, March 30, 1W 2. PACKET BY EXPRESS. - THE ARMY. The Return, piesented to the House of Cnrrj nioos, give* the, following statement of the amoutii ofjhe establishment and etfeftive stiength of thtl Jreoipanry aiid" vSTuriteer- corps of Great Britain i = .-' Estab. Eff- d. .! ~ Y? on-, anry, rank and file i24,013 1. , i07 S Infantry and Artillery, rank'and file.. .. 75,345 49,436' | ••''- '.:-.- •„ Total 99,353 63,643 f HOUSE OF LORDS, TUESDAY, MARCH 24. SCARCITY IN IRELAND. The Earl of DARNLEY said he should- be anxious'in making his present proposition to the House to ohvir e any objection which might lie against any motion on this subject. He was convinced that the evil of whieh he had to complain could be easily remedied; believing, - is lie did, that no ac- tual scarcity prevailed in Ireland— that there was no ma- terial deficiency in the necessaries of life— and that no such thing was likely to take piace between this and the next har- vest and crop of potatoes! Yet in some parts of Ireland the people'were suffering all the incoBvenienco of scarcity.— From information which he had received from all parts of Ireland with which he was more immediately connected, he was given to understand that much inconvenience had been felt in consequence of the high price of provisions. He then read some Mtrws - fiora a letter, which he had received from a most respectable quarter, shewing the scarcity of grain, and consequently the dearth of potatoes for the sup- port of the poor. 1 lie fact, therefore, undoubtedly was, that considerable distress prevailed in Ireland in consequenfe of the dearth of provisions. It appeared to him, that if a check was put to the distillation, from grain in chat country, tliat it woi'ld go a groat length. towards correcting the evil. It had been too long the case, that instead of endeavouring to better the situation w the psopletef Ireland, that Govern- ment had considered the state of that country in the light of dry questions of revenue, merely. Another thing which contributed to the present dearth of provisions was, that no steps had been taken to debar the Irish peasants from'the immoderate use of spirits, fn which he was sorry to say they were too apt to indulge. Ho. should be told, perhaps, that the proposition he was about to make had come too late, and that the distillers ( tad already bought a sufficient, quan- tity of grain to last them for the year; but he believed that even yet the interference of Parliament would bafe a greit effect on the cou » try* markets in Ireland, and thereby tend much to retieV% this terrible evil. He had no objed what- ever in bringing forward this motion to oppose the Govern ment ; for this was one of those subjects on which he would j least of all indulge such feelings ; and if Noble Lords op- posite would satisfy him that they were doing all that could be done to alleviate this scarcity, and that there- were no grounds of alarm, he would forego his motion. He trust- ed it would not be said that he had brought forward this motion on light grounds, when the poor in many parts of Ireland were absolutely unable to purchase the necessaries . of life. He then moved three Resolutions to this effect:— ' u That as the labouring poor of Ireland were reduced to great distress on account of the high price, of grain, it be- came the duty of Parliament to alleviate that distress, the best means of doing which was by putting a . stop to the distillation front grain in that country," The Earl of CLANCARTY was well aware of the de i- . cacy required'in discussing a subjed respediiig the absolute , subsistence of any country, and certainly if any distress in. that resped prevailed, it was the duty of Parliament to al- leviate it by every means in its power. But there ceuld be j no occasion" for this when the Noble Lord himself had adi •• mitted that no real scarcity existed in that country. Oats iu Bantry had been sold on the 14th of this month, at This morning, at an early hour, we received a Packet. of London Papers, of Thursday the 26th, by express, from Donaghade'e.- The following are the only extracts which appear most interest- ing:— London, Thursday, March- 23, . Sttrrie p'ersmrs- have arrived from Paris, which they left On the 10; h ifist. They have conwrmni- . cated_ the following intelligence, whicjf we give ss tf- e received- it, without pledging ourselves in anv manner tax Its authenticity :— That Bonaparte'had quitted Parte, having. previously appointed a Re- gency, consisting of Eugene Beauharnois, the .. Viceroy- of Italy'; C'amb. ace" r'es, the ' Af^ h-' Chan- . cellos $" and Xebrun,- ' the, A rch- Treasurer -, - and that he had sent fhe Austrian Princess and the- yoting' " KitVs* of- Rome - to Vienna,— f Courier.) It now seertis clear that the first, if not the only otjefl of the Orient : squadroff, ' ^ as tti itrtercept some of- our out ward'br homeward bound fleets, betfanse they remaipeikcruizing- in nearly the same jpot fofv'seveval'days.- It-' ap^ pearS) from | he jour, nal of ; the,' Tremendous, that they wete seen on the 10th in'st. ten or twelve leagues to the west- ward of TJshaOt, and on the 14- th they were seetf by the Nyaden frigate in- very near the skixie lat, "' and lortg. under- an ' easy^ aii. Weeniettain^ there- ffore, ' very sanguine- hopes, from t^ eexett Klos which ; have been ipade to intercept them, that we shall Shortly hear a sati$ fa£ lory account of them.—' Sun, • Ministers- received dispatches this uiomirig from Mr. Wellesley, at C- adii-., dated'the 23d- ultimo. They speak in very- high terms- of the conduct of the new Spanish Government, but do not convey any intelligence of importance. We have this morning received'papers from Lisbon to the 3d, and from Corunna to, the 2d inst. Their consents, are. of considerable impor- tance. The Imperial Guards have now fioally quitted Spain, and are by this time on their march towards the North of Europe.. Marmont is collecting what, troops he can at Salamanca, with a view to effect something for the relief of Badajoz, but thfre is an evident indecision in his movements: perhaps he expects orders from Paris . to abandon Portugal, and follow the Im. perial- Guards to the North. By the Lisbon papers it would seem that the Earl of Wellington had entrusted the attack of Badajoz to 0- enearl Hill,' to whom he had given " 20,000 additional troops. • His Lordship's move 4 ment with . the main body togards Elvas is in" tended to keep'M'armont in' check, should any vi- gorous enterprize be attempted in the vicinity, of Badajos; ' * Some accounts state that Marmont had collect- ed JOjOOO niju in and about Salamanca, with a park of. 100 guns, but < his report is evidently ex* aggerated. The province of Gallicia has been put in a fo'r- rpid. akle state of defence by the exertions of the British Agent, Sir E. Douglas, who had distri- butc.' l ' 50,000 muskets within these, few motiths. The Loan of Six, Millions, which was yester. day announced as being requisite for the East In- dia Company, had the effect af depressing the funds, considerably at. the close of the market. The East India Company's direct tratle to In-, dia, will, it is understood, be thrown open to s- hips not exceeding 400 tons burden. That to China will continue under its present prohibition, on ac- count of the peculiar character of that people. From the " interesting nature of the late Parlia- mentary intelligence, we are under the necessity of omitting several articles which were prepared for this day's publication. " A cause in the Record Court at DownpatsicJ'I that exfited a considerable degree of interest, took place on Saturday, and occupied the whoi(! of the day: Messrs. Rofct. Reid and Robt. Hal. [ ltday, Assignees of Joseph Henry, a bankrupt, , were plaintiffs; ' a'nd" Mr. Robert Telfair, Jun. de- fendant. It was an action of trover to recover! ths value of certain goods which had belong! d| to the bankrupt, and which had been sold under an execution at the defendant's suit, at very low prices,, a few days previous to the issuing of the | Commission of Bankruptcy.— As much useful I informatics* respecting- acts of bankruptcy, and their operation on sales of this kind, was afforced in the eminent display of legal abilities in the course of this cause, we trust, we shall shortly be able to lay the whole trial before the public.— The J. udge, in his charge to the Jury, said, that j' defendant's conduct throughout appeared fair, honourable, and humane ; and the Jury, in - about two minutes deliberation, though the trial lasted seven hours, returned a verdict for defendant, with 6d. costs. On Saturday the criminal business was all gone through at Dcwnpatrick; but many Records re- mained for the Court. ' TO TIIE FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF DOW!. Official value of . British manufaflured goods, ex- ported from Great Britain in the last four years: W> 8, # 26,691,962; 1809, £ 35,101,132"; 1810,. £ 3 i, 940,550; 1811,^ 24,1^ 9- 522. Average ex ports in the last four years, £ 20,216,541. GENTLEMEN, A SINCBHE respect for you, and a due consideration . of that station you are entitled to bold 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 Elector^ ex- ercising your just constitutional piiviiege, of selectrw those you. can place conlidence 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 brought forward by his party) who, in 1790, began his political career as the Friend of the People— the Friend of Liberty, Civil and Religious— the Fiit- nd of Parliamentary Reform— and the supporter of the Independence of the County of Down} and whoy for 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 ins friends and adherent?. I trust I have not lived so long amongst you, with- out having given some proofs of my . steady a \> ch- hient to the cause, of Liberty, Civil and - Religious ; jtnd- t'O those genuine principles of the British Consti- tution for which our ancestors sited. their blood. ' Encouraged by the opinions and . wishes of in ny independent men am'ong you, who, net dismayed by ' any . array. of interest, EVEN, if unfortunately com- bined, to strangle the most constitutional repression of the public mind ; of those Electors, who by vot- ing honestly and conscientiously, desire to record in that way, their adherence to public principle-— I take the liberty of offering myself to your consideration as a Candidate on the first vacancy which nuy occur iri the Representation of your County. I do this as a sacred„ pu'olic duty, divested of all fear as to any con* sequences- whatever, and divested of all private con- sideration.-- And I at the same time assure you,- 1 shall be equally ready to maintain the hanest. cau. se of the People, ( and that caiu'e will assured/// triumph if . the People are only true to themsekes), by lend- ing my aid towards the suppoit of any other Gentle- mttn, . who may- be considered moit- able to promote that object which I hold dearest to my heart— the in- dependence of Ireland in general— the honour and independence of the County of Down in particular. I am, Gentlemen, Your faithful and devoted, servant,- ELBIiEB C'o- FO'OINGEH. Mount Pottingcr, 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 setfoith. Died. On Wednesday last, at Ballynure, in the twelfth year of his age, BANKHEAD HIH, son of the Rev. Adam Hill, Presbyterian Minister of th3t place : Aciiteness" of discern- ment, and benignity of disposition, Were peculiarly marked in , thi? youth. Those who were acquainted with him, sin- cerely feel for his removal; but the poignancy of disappoint- ment operates with ten- fold foice upou his father aud mo- ther. On the 19th inst. at Colerairi, Mr. THOMAS M'Pt„ icit, His chai- ader through life was remarkable for honesty, be- nevolence, and unaffeded chuerfulnee*, and endeared him ro all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He haa left a numerous faintly to deplore their loss. ' - BELFAST SHIP NEWS..- The Kelly, M'llwaiH, for Liverpool, is detained by con- trary winds. The- Ni- pmtie, Davidson, is loading for Liverpool, to sail in a few days. The armed brig Vine, Montgomery, is loading for Lon- don, to sail first fair wind. The coppered and armed brig Britannia, Aberdeen, is loading at London for Belfast, to come off fiut ( air jviud after 5th April. The armed brig Aurora, Starks, sails first fair wind for Londpn; The. new brig Draper, M'Mullin, for Bristol, sails in x few days. The Ceres, Savage, for Liverpool, waits a fsir wind only. ' The Cunningham Boyle, ' Bell, is loading for Liverpool, to clear oh Saturday first. . The armed brig Endeavour, Fitzsimohs, hence for Lou-. don, was safe in Plymouth SMd inst. s The Diana, M'Callum, is loading for Glasgow, to sail in a few days. The Alexander, George Bruce, is loading for Colerain. The Hawk.' M'Cormick, at Glasgow ; aud the Dispatth, Jameson, at Dublin, are - loading for Belfast. ' I he Nelly, Thomas Hoare, from Bridgewater, with 2 St, seed, tiles, Sit. arrived here on Saturday, I ( BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHROtflCLfc TO CORRESPONDENTS. # The Enigma from the Heighbourhood of Gracehill is in- genious, hilt the poetry is very exceptionable. The Address of the Northern Whig Club, is deferred from want of room. NEW . RY SHIPPING LIST, For the Week ending March 23. ARRIVED. • Levant, rf and for Belfast, M'Kibben, from London, with t » as, sugar-, flax, & c. Fi or vessels with coals. SAILED. Colliers Daughter, of and for Irvine, Anderson, with tricks and flax. Brothers, of Newry, M'NuIty, for Liverpool, with pig » Eight vessels in ballast. NEWRY MARKETS, MARCH 28. * f per barrel of SOsf J> per stone of ] + lh. } per cwt. of 112lb j> per barrel of 15it. . per cwt of 1121b. t. d. J. d. 0 — 66 6 Oats ... 1 24- 2 0 Oatmeal ... 25 0 — 27 0 Barley ... 28 6 — SI 6 First Flour ... 41 0 — 0 0 Second ditto....... ... 39 0 — 0 0 Third ditto. ... 37 0 — 0 0 Fourth ditto. ... 2S 0 — 0 0 Pollard ... 9 O — 2 0 — 8 4 Butter .. 120 0 — 0 0 Rough Tallow... ... 9 0 — 9 6 Flax' Dressed 22 0 — 24 6 Ditto Undressed. .... U 0 — 13 0 Barilla ( Sicil-,')..., ,.... 28 6 — 30 0 Ditto ( AIic « nt) ... 38 6 — 40 0 Pot Ashes .... 44 0 — 46 0 Iroi ( Swreii.-' i) ... — 1).;. . it& h) .." 7.. — Beef 0 I— 48 S Park « — 51 0 Liverpool Coais.. ... 16 0 — 0 0 Swansea ditto 34 0 — SS Malting £'. u-> 32 0 — 33 Weight of B ^ per stone of lSlbs. ^ per cwt. of II 21bs. ^ per ton of 20 cwt. ^ per cwt. of 1121b. per toil. White Loaf, 1 " d Si1 at the Public Bakery this Week, z | Household Loaf, 13d. 4ib. 2oi.; Brown Loaf, 7a 2! » 8" Z— Small Bread iu proport on. THE FOURTH OF THE SIX SUBSCRIPTION ASS EM H LI F. S' " 5A71LL be held at the Exchange- Roo:. s on TUESDAY, V Y the SOth instant. 1 ad- esto dratv for Places at a Quarter past NINE o'clock cretsely. Major WALLACE, ") RICHARD DOB'IS, ( steward AN. HEW AI. hXANDER, r8tewi" dS' Captain I'ONRAN, J Mr HULL. Master of the Ceremonies, earnestly requests Ladies will be punctual in attending to the time of Draw. NOTICE. . ALL those Persons who stood indebted to the lare Mr. WM. MONEAR, of Belfast, at the time of his death, by Bond, Note, Book Account, or otherwise, are re- quested to pay the same immediately to us;— and all those to whom he stood indebted will please furnish their Accounts that they may be settled. Executor, FRANCIS DAVIS, J Belfast, March 20. ( 846 GRASS SEED, OF a remarkable good Quality, and well- saved, not hav- ing got a drop of Rain since cut, and being the First Crop ofF Potatoe Ground, to be Sold at Holy wood. la, uite°£ SIR JAMES BRISTOW. Dated March £ 8. FOR NEW- YORK, The American Brig P LEI A DAS, ( 350 Tons Burthen,) JOHN BARKERS, MASTER, Will positively sail for the above Port, on Monday the 6th of April, and can accommodate about sixty Passengers. The PLEIADAS is new, staunch, and strong, and a re- markable fast sailer, and will not wait longer than the above- mentioned time; therefore, any wishing to take this oppor- tunity, will do well to apply immediately. Apply to Captain BARKERS, at Jackson Clark's Tavern, Hanover- Quay. ( 849) Belfast, March - 30. To Farmers and Green Planters, 8$ e> JUST Arrived to E. LINDSAY, dire « from EDIN- BURGH, by the DIANA, a large Quantity of The true Yellow Field ABERDEEN TURNIPt So much esteemed among Agriculturists, for its salutary effeCts for Winter feeding of Cattle, and allowed to give the Milk and Butter a richness, without taint or taste, which often proves otherwise in the Brassica feeding.— This TURNIP repels the most inclement Winter berier than any other, the Rutabago excepted; and succeeds the Norfolk and Globe, after November and December— pre- eedit g the Rutabigu— keeping up a regular succession from November till June, of Green Crops for Milk and stall- feed- ing, without housing or stacking.—— FARMERS mny sow the Vetch and Rye on the Norfolk Turnip ground for ear'y Summer feeding; on the Aberdeen Turnip plot, the Potato Oats; aiid on the Rutabago ground. Barley, & c & c.; pro Vtded the ground is first put ill good heart, and ridged up on the Turnips, like plantation Potatoes, which makes goo I fallowing through the Winter, keeping the ground in good order for almost any Ctop— the Crops produe. ng One- third more than common. . E L has been particular in choosing this Seed, from an eminent Seedsman in Edinburgh; the RUTABAGO an! the GLOBE, with SCOTCH PERENNIAL ' RYE- GRASS, of his own selecting, on the spot;— all which, he will engage to be of the very best Quality, and is . enabled to sell the Aberdeen Turnip one- third less than last year. By this conveyance in the DIANA, will he sold- Cheap, I, ARCH, two Years transplanted, fine Plants, in good or- der. At his Nursery, on sale, are SEA KALE, ASP- ARA GUS, CAULIFLOWER; and among his New Colledion of FRUITS, . ire, COE'S GOiDEN DROP and NEW ORLEANS PLUMBS ; two much- admired CHERRIES ; with fiiur New APPLES, taken notice of by the Horticul- tural Socicty, for their peculiar good qualities. Some good PEACH TREES ai. d VINES, in a bearing state, establish- ed two years, in- pots, of the most approved Kinds, & c. & c. N. B. A few Hundred Thouamd SEEDLINGS of Forest Trees, for Nurserymen, yet oil sale, and will be sold on the must reasonable Terms, as the season is far advanced. 8 IS) Belfast, March JO. BRE Vv E R V. TO BE LET, Willi or without a Fine, for a long Term of years, T'HA f well- circumstanced BREWERY, lately occupied I by Mr. TANDV, in the town of, DROGHEDA These Concerns, which are built upon the most approved plan, comprize a spacious Brt wery, two extensive Malt- house?, Stabling, Offices for Clerks* and two commodious Dwelling- houses in fuin; to the street; from thence they . extend in depth near 500 feet to the river Boyue, giving a perleCt command of water carriage % y sea and inland navi- gati n. The whole are in perfect repair; trie fixiures most- ly new, and > 11 in high preservation. One division of the » e C oncerns can, at a small expense, be easily converted inio a Distillery, as they afford sufficient room jnd equabilities lor both businesses, with an abundant supply of Soit Water.—: The Buildings alone could not now be ereCtea at a less ex p.- nditure than -£ 20,000. Proposals will be received by GEORGE TANDY. Esq. Bal- rath, Dtogheda J or Mr. J » UN HtmBes, 99, Capel- street, Dublin. A person attends to shew the Concerns. ( 815 N K W F L A X- S E E D, ENGLISH AMERICAN. GEORGE LANQTRY & CO. HAVE FOR SAAB, 570 BAGS, just landed from the South of England, the growth of last year, and producedfrom real RIGA Flaxseed. 650 HOGSHEADS, imported per the Protection and Hilernia, from New- York. 690) Belfast, March « . NfcW RED CLOVER- SEED. GEORGE LANGTRY fcf CO. AVE for Sale, FORTY SACKS, of very fine Quality.— Also, Bleachers' Smalts, American Pot Ashes, Alicant Barilla, Refined Saltpetre, 7S5) Congou Teas. Belfast, March 13. IFholesalc Woollen Warehouse. JOHN WHITTLE & CO. eAVE this day received, per the Hope, from LIVER- POOL, a large Addition to their other late Arrivals, suited to'the season. 834) Belfast, March 28, 1812.'' A GROOM WANTED AT MAY NEXT, " JO" E will be required to Assist iu Attending a Table. SI ji Apply to Mr. GODDARD, Belfast, or Mr ADAIR, Loughanmore. ( 842 , March 26. A COOK WANTED, - ON the First of May, who must perfectly understand her Bn « inesf, and the Management of a Dairy — The most satisfactory character, as to Sobriety and Honesty, will be required. Inquire at the CHRONICLE OrncE. ( 756 NOTICE TO PASSENGERS. r Hf ; HOSE wfio have engaged their Pas- JL sage by the American Ship DRYAD, . JiwSwcEtfc 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 u COTTON WOOL. STAVES, AND CANE REEDS. CM EORGIA COTTON WOOL, CHARLESTOWN JT HOGSHEAD & BARREL ST WES, and CANfi REEDS, for Sale on reasonable Terms.— Apply to JAMES M'CLEERY. March IS. ( 840 . Wholesale Woollen 1 Fare house, • V BRIDGE STREET. T? AD0I. 1F? Sc MUNCE have received by the late sr. ' J.' V rivals from Liverpool, their Spring As- ortir. cnt of j WOOLLEN- DRAPERY, FANCY WAISTCOATING, ! j See. & C- tastefully seleCted, which they will sell clie. io. Belfast, March Ssl, 1812 j| ty- They will in future sell WELBORE STUFFS, at |! Dublin Prices. ( 792 RIJM, COTTON- WOOL, Sic. M'CLURE, BAILIE, tf WHITLAS ARE Landing, foe Sale, ex ANTRIM, DAWSON, frsm JAMAICA, 65" Puncheons RUM, 211 Bales St. Dom'mga and Cayenne COTTON. WOOL, And a quantity of LOGWOOD and CUB A FUS TIC. 720) Donegall- quay. March 12. ALEXANDER STEWART, HAS ON SALE, ^ ATO^ ncheons CORK & DUBI. IN WHISKEY, ' Jr which, with ev. ry Article in the SPIRIT LINE, he will dispose of on reasonable Terms. 86, North- street, March 25. N. B. An APPRENTICE WAITED-* i Fee will be required. ' 811 RUSSIAN YELLOW CANDLE TALLOW. ASMALL SUPPLY, of Prime Quality, just received for Sale, bv ROBT. GETTY & JAS. LUKE, Who will Sell also on rec;, onable Terms, the following x Articles, v- z. New Orleans and Upland Georgia COTTON, New- York POT ASHES, and Cork WHISKEY. ( 7B9 Russia Yellow Candle / a'i w A FEW CASKS of prime Quality, for Sale, reasonably, - A by ES'S- | NSW TIMBER & DEAL YARD. THOS. COR BUTCO. A RF. at present landing, at their YARD, in JAMES r\ STREET, from on board the Ship Dryad, from ij WI " CASSETT, 4 K) I'uns Yellow Pine Timber, and 100 Pine '' lank, of cmsidtraMe lengths; They h. ve al- o on h- an I, a ;'> o. l Supply of Charhstown and Boston Pitch, and New York Red Pine, Nor way Timber, White and Grey Oak in the Lo'{, Plank, Ana' Board, Birch, Becrh, Ash, and Mapie, Dronthon Deals, and P'ank, JW E W R 2 » ' UEND!', i< iv k 1 >',. sS' SALE; • CARLILES, OGLE & CO. JlLt, SELL BY AUCTION, at their Peal Y.. rd, - n the Mertbants'- qilay,. THURSDAY, the 2d of ( f Aprij, at the Hour of ONE o'clock, I Ihret / h- ut nui.. ax Hundred, Full Measure; and ! - Six Hundred , V T, vdce Aiu Feet Deals, ! For Account of the. Underwriters: being damaged by silt w . tenon, boat ft the Brig Anlreat, on her voyage from Drou- thou to . Ne. vrv.— Terms of paym- n, B. nk Noies I S| S) ' NEWRY, March 24. 749) SAMUEL BROWN, ALICANT B A R I L L A, Of the latest Importation. trOHN MARTIN & CO. HAVE FOR SALE, 5,50 11! LE\ - J OF PRIMS QUALITY, AND IN FINE ORDER. 691) . Ann- strtet— March 6. NEW TEAS, CLOVER- SEED, & c. f » HE SUBSCRIBERS are LANDING, per the VE J. NUS, 204 Chests Teas, assorted, 50 Sacks / ine nezv Fed Clover- seed, 10 Hogsheads Lump Sugar, Which will he sold cheap. MARTINS, HARRISON, & CO. Church- lane, January SO. (" 05 SAM.. HEWITT & SAM. M< MURRAY, EFSPECTFUI LY beg leave to return their sincere t- hanks to their Customers and the Public, for the very liberal encouragement they have experienced since their commencement in Business. They have at present on hands, a large Assortment of SPIRITS and GROCERIES, tog « - their with 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th and S; li FiOUK, tresli from their MILLS, at KNOCK, all of which rhey are determined to sell on moderate Terms, for gooijt Payments. No. 22, Princes- street— Belfast Feb. '? 2, 1812. f> 0') I ADAM BOWLES TTJ) ESPECTFULLY informs his Ti itnds and the Public iL- V 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 contiuance of that favour he has experienced since his commencement in Trade. He intends being always supplied with Best bleachers' Soap, Mould # / Xipt Candles, Tobacco Pigtail,- of his own Ma- nufacture, Which hit Friends may d? p? nd on being of the very best Quality; together with a General Assortment of GKOCKRIES 751) NEWRY, March 5. JAMES HUFFING TON, Taylor and Woollen- Draper, ITNFORMShis Friends, he has just received from I, ON. IL DON, a very Large and Elegant Assoitm » nt of GOODS for the Season; his Friends in the Country may depend on his attention to their Orders, and his uniting tie hrst Materials and Wtrbmansbip, to procure which, he has spared no expence. alSj R. n.... I. ur. r . | BACUELUR'S- WALK, DUBLIN. J. .' J-^- teThe Public are respectfully inform- Tjced, chat the followjng f^ v REGULAR TRADERS r^ s^- Will tail for their respective Jfortt, with the firtt fair Wind after the dates mentioned : FOR LONDON, The armed brig AURORA, STARRS First fair wind. The armed brig DONEGALL, COURTNEY, 14 days after, FOR LIVERPOOL, The CUNNINGHAM BOYLE, BELL 4th April. The FANNY, MARTIN..... Eight days after. FOR BRISTOL, The new brig DRAPER, M MULLIN In a few days. FRO. M LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The COMMERCE, BISHOP 31st March. The CERES, SAVAGE : Eight diys after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig FACTOR, M'Niefcs, on delivery of the Teas from the Prompt. The armed brig ENDEAVOUR, FITZSIMONJ, 14 days after. For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs. ALEXANDER and WILLIAM OGILBY, Abchurch- Yard. Gentlemen who have Linens to forward, will please send them to GEORGE LANGTRY f^ r A few Stout Lads wanted as Apprentices to the Sea. WALTER MACFARLAN, AUCTIONEER, BETURNS his sincere Thanks to the Public, for the liberal encouragement he hss received 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. In the Matter of JOHN MOUNTFORD a Bankrupt. } j O BE SOLD BY AUC S TI "{' ION, at the Office of JAMES HTNDMAN, Donegid!- street, Belfast, on FRIDAY the 3d of April next, at ONE o'clock in the Afternoon, The OUTSTANDING DEBTS of said Bankrupt's Estate, a List of which may ke seen at our Office any day previous to the day of Sale. RAMSEY & GARRETT, Agents. Belfast, March 27, 1812. ( 829 r The Public are respeStftilly inform- td, that it is intended trie following N. E. TRADERS ^ SixiaSi Stall tail at the uudtrmsnUomdferiods:^, FOR LONDON, The armed brig VINE, MONTGOMSRY..., In a few days. The armed brig LEVANT 14 days'aftec. These Vessels being armed and completely weU Kmud, Insurance by them will consequently be effected oil the most reasonable terms. FOR LIVERPOOL, The KELLY, M'ILWAIN........ First fair wind The NEPTUNE, DAVIDSON 28th inst. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig BRITANNIA, on delivery of the Teas from the Sales. * The armed brig VENUS, PENDLETON.,.,.. 14 days after For Freight, m London, apply to Messrs. WM. & JOHN WHARTON, Nicholas' Lane ; or, in Belfast, to R. GREENLAW, Agent, Who will receive am1, forward LINEN CLOTH and other MERCHANDIZE witi. care a ad dispatch. 13- A few Stout Lads wanted as APPRENTICES to the Sea, to whom libera! Encouragement waU be given. Laths, Spurs, CSV. j' AUCTION OF FLAX- SEED. All of which they will dispose of on the most moderate .1' } 1 T'V r „ , • SEED ( Growth at the vear 18101 wil he terms, for good payments. Belfast March 26. • Sold hy AuAion, on WEDNESDAY ' ? ( 830 Belfast • An APPRENTICE Wanted. In the Matter of ") j "" O BE SOLD BY HAMILTON V- CARSON,'( i AUctiO- N, at the Hants upis. i ( tonegall- Arms, 3 lfast J on WEDNESBA Y. t 2.5th day of March, in » t. at OME o'Clock, ' th,- Bahkrupis' Interest in the DWELLING- HOUSE and TIMBER- YA RD, as lately in the occupation of said JAMES C\ « S' 6H ; as also in the DWELLING HOU F. and PRE MI ES in the Possession iif Wu Reifl Any information necessarr respecting the Title, &<-. may be had by applying to WM. CRANSTON, Attorney, Agent to said Commission. Tl. ose persons who are indebted to said Bankrupts, are requested to pay the amount of their respective accounts to WILLIAM CRAIG, the Assignee. 7 - 5) March 17 jj- The above SALE ' is unavoidably postponed till FRIDAY the 3d day of April next, when it will be sel up to Auction at the Hour of Two o'clock. NOTICE. • J H15: ASSIGNEE of HAMILTON 3nd CARSON, B » uk- I mpts, having advertised for Sale, in this Paper, certain Premises in Ann- street, Belfast— Notice is hereby given, i at I hold a Lease of that Part " of said Premises, now in , ny possession, for an unexpired term of 37 years from May WILLIAM REID. March 25. ( 808 v\ A CAUTION. HF. REAS /. ANE M'MULLEN, otherwise GRIMES mv Wife, eloped fmm me on the lOih inst. without iny cause, I therefore Caution the Public not to credit her, us 1 will not pay any Debt she will coutraCt. DAVID M'MULLEN. RATHCARBERRY, March 26, 1812. ( 832 FOR GLASGOW, THE DIANA, JOHN M'CALLUM, MASTER, •/ ( A constant Trader), • Loading, to sail in a few days. FOR DUBLIN. The BEE, RANKIN, to sail in a few dajs. Fer Freight, apply to GEO. MONTGOMERY. The HAWK, M'CORMICK. at Glasgow; and the DIS- PA TCH, JAMISON, at Dublin, are loadirtg lor Belfast. 841) Belfast, March 26. GREENOCK PACKET. The MARIA Cutler, JAMES MACKINLAY, MASTER, Has commenced running for GREENOCK, with PasseBgers only, and will sail regularly once'a week. Apply at the House of CHRISTOPHER GREEN- WOOD, I. ime- Kiln- Dock. Cabin Passengers.. Steerage SI. Idlers.. 762-) ....=£ 1, 2s. 9d. 8s. l{ d. St. 5d. Belfast, March 16. FOR KINGSTON, JAMAICA., THE corriKso AND ARMED BRIO ANTRIM, Will fcetlear to sail in Eight Days. For Freight, & c. apply to CRAWFORDS, WALLACE, & CO, A few Stout Lads wanted as Apprentices. 8: U) ' •' \ " March 26. FOR MONTREAL, THE ISABELLA, \ H7.-.—-^ ' CAPTAIN MORDY, Will be clear to sail the first fair wind after the loth instant.—— For Freight, apply to GILLIES & STOCKDALE. WHO HAVE FOR SALE, Montreal Pot Ashes, Cork Whiskey, Russian Mats, Honduras Mahogany, Jamaica Rum. ' • 678) Belfast, March 5. NOTICE TO PASSENGERS. < r- . HOSE who have engaged' their Passage jL on board the Brig II E P S A, FOR NE W. YORK, Are requested to be in DERRY on the 1st of April, as she will sa l first fair wind after.. ( 820 the Ist dlay of April next, at rhe Hour of TWELVE o'clock, at cjie Stores of the - Suhncsiher, ; - • , ' ANDREW AIKEN. NBWRY, March IT. •-,•;% i HE ENTFRPKIZII, from NEW- YORK, is daily ix- pe. CteS at this Port, with a Cargo of , y> 0 Hogsheads of Flaxseed, J00 Barrels Pot Ashes, and W, mo barrel Stares. TREVOR & SMITHSON CORRY. NEWRY, Feb. 28. A Parcel of Last Year's NEW- YORK FLAXSEED fot'Bide.. ( 645 FLAXSEED & STAVEST t'HE SUBSCRIBERS are Landing, from the EDWARD, G. R DOWDALL, Master; from NEW- YOH*, 4) 9 Half^ Ho'sheads,} FLAXSEED, 18,000 Barrel STAGES, ' Which thev offer for Sale. " JOHN & HUGH BOYD. NEWRY, February 6, 1812. ( 5JJ DISTILLERY CONCERNS FOR SALE F Or, to le Let, from the first of May, at NEWRY, ' IpHAT Extensive and well- known CONCERN, in Mo 1 NAGHAN- STREET, wrought by the late SAMUEL HAK- NA, Esq. & Co. on the Scale of a Thousand" Oallo'n Still and which, report says, told well for the concerned To enumerate the many advantages of this Concern would occupy too large a space in a Newspaper, suffice it to say, it has ah 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 feet high, as well as a Range of Bullock Sheds Application to bemade to DENNIS . CAULFIELD, who, if an eligible Person offered, would have no sbjeCtion to ho'ldin- r a hall share in the Business. » NEWRY March 2" N. B. The Large BREWING COPPER, and many other Utensils, would be given at a Valuation. ( gQ^ FOR PHILADELPHIA, THE AMERICAN SHIP RISING STATES, Captain STILWELL, Jiiit arrived at this Port after a passage of SO days, and will be dispatched early in April. Persons wishing to'avail themselves of this favourable opportunity, are requested to make early application ; and all those whose Passages have . been engaged by their Friends in America, are desired to , call upon the Subscribers, in 10 days, so as to prevent disap- pointment, the number being considerable. For the satisfaction of the Friends of Passengers who went out last season with Captain STILWELL, an Address of Thanks to him, in the Philadelphia General Advertiser of the 11th July last, lies in our Office for their inspection.' EOR SALE BT THE ABOVE SHIP, Flax- setd, Rosin, Turpentine, H § Staves. 3WANZY, WILSON & CO. NEWRY, March 16. N. B. A few Cabin Passengers could be comfortably accommodated. FOR NEW- YORK,- THE STOUT AND NEW AMERICAN SHIP AUG U ST U S, ( Burthen 700 Tons,) To sail on the 20th April This Vessel is 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. Fourteen Cabin Passengers can be elegantly accommodated. LAW FORD, TRONSON, & CO. ' NEWRY, March 20. ( 7S3 Ship MAS'SASOIT. - T'HOSE who have engaged their Passage I in this Ship, are requested to be m NEWRY on WEDNESDAY, the lst of April, to settle their Accounts and go on board, as she, will sail next day, wind and weather permitting LAWFORD, TRONSON, & CO NEWRY, March 19, 1812. PA SSENGER- SH1P~ F0R NEW YORK. " THE FINE NEW PAST- SAILING Briganline STANDARD AR TLET HOLMES, MAST FOR NEW- YORK, THE HIRER N I A, HUGH GRAHAM, MASTER, Burthen 600 Tons, Just arrived, in 23 days from NEW- YOB K,- and will be ready ro return about the first of April, with such Passengers as may embrace this niQt favourable opportunity. The HIBERNIA is one of the finest Ships belonging to the_ United States, and particularly calculated for the Passenger rude, being seven feet high between Decks. For Passage, apply to the CAPTAIN; or, to WM. & JOS. STEVENSON & CO. February 28. ( 657 NOTICE TO PASSENGERS FOR THE . j HIBERNIA. " Salfe OUCH Persons as have engaged their. Pas- sages for NEW. YORK, by the HIBER- ' sajspgja•>;••• NIA, Captain GRAHAM, aie rtquired to be in sSrSllSSsfciown, ready to go on board, on MONDAY the 30th inst. as the Ship will sail - first fair wind after.— Punctual attendance is requested, tb prevent disappointments A I ghter will be. ready in the Lime- kiln- dosk, to re- ceive Panengers and Luggage WM. & JOS. STEVENSON & CO. March ) 9. ( 779 FOR NEW- YORK, The American \ hip ATLAS, Bui then 560 Tons, OBADIAH CONGER, MASTER, Daily expeCted at this Port, aud will sail lor Ntw- Sfu n K in Three Weeks after her arrival, of which Notice wilr. be given. - • .,.,..•. The ATLAS is a Ship of the very First Class, and. hig' and roomy - between'Decks— For Passage, apply to ' HOLMES & BARiLLIE Belfast, March 1811, 18. ( 7CS B A I . Will be dear to sail lor the above PoVbv the 20th April next. ' For Passage apt, ly to Captain HOLMES, at Warretipoint- or to DENNIS CAULFIELD, at Newry, who will take care the Passengers . hall have comfortable accommodations and plenty of choice Water. ' NEWRY, March 20, 1812. The Ship ENTERPRJZE, ' „ Daily expeCted at this Port from N E w- Yo R It will receive as many PASSENGERS a, may' t offer, within Fifteen Days after her arrival at ituiii notice shall be given.— For Passage, apply to TREVOR & SMITHSON CORRY. NEWRY, March 9, 1812. ( 701 FOR NEW- YORK, The Ship JEOLUS, CAPTAIN CHARLES HENRY, Shortly expected at Warrenpoiut. ' For Passaga, apply to ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRY, March 2. FOR NEW- YORK, THE FINE AMERICAN SHIP LIVERPOOL TRADER, Burthen 650 I ons, EBENPZER PERKINS. MASTER, Will proceed for the above Port, first fair wind after th » lst April. The LIVERPOOL TRADER is a remarkable fine ship, quite new, and extremely well calculated for Passenge- s, beii •/ ppwardsof six F, et between Deck: the Cabin aparrmn are also spapious, and fitted up in a neat style. Passei g. rs going by this ship, may depend upon every accommodation and attention during the Voy.. i; e, and uprn a sufficient stock of Water. & c. being put on board. For . Freight or Passage, apply to Captain PERKINS, at Captain SiMMt'c, Warrenpoitit; or, to CARL^ ES, OGLE fc CO Nsws. r, FtbtuXi j Mi, mix. ^ BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE. LORD CASTLEREAGH. [ We have been favoured with the following correal copy » f Lord CASTLEREAGH'S Speech, on presenting the Belfast Petition, for extending to Ireland the benefit of Lord STAN- HOPE'* Act. As it is a subject of considerable importance to this part of the country, the sentiments of his Lordship on this occasion cannot fail for being interesting to all our Readers:] Hon. Friend (' he Chancellor of the Exchequer) proposed to include Ireland in the Bill he that day intended to move for, it became unnecessary for him to originate any measure upon this sub- ject himself; he should, therefore, only desire leave to bring up the Petition, for the purpose of moving that it do lie upon ( he table. Lord CASTLEREAGH stated, that he held in his hand a Petition, signed by a numerous body of the most respectable inhabitants of the town of Belfast; he had also received a similar Petition from Colerain, both praying, that the House would include Ireland, in the provisions of any Aft to be passed in the present Session, for regulating the currency. The House would recolleCt, when the J5ill commonly called Lord Stanhope's ACt, was passed in the last Session, Ireland, by a special proviso, was taken out of the operations of the law; although it was obvious at the time, that considerable inconvenience might result from this j exception, he was one of those who felt, at that late period of the Session, and in the absence of ; all the Representatives for Ireland, that there was great objection to adopt a measure of so much novelty and importance, as applied to that coun- try, but it was then his declared opinion, that un- less some unexpected change took place, either in the price, at which guineas could be procured, or in the practice of demanding them in payments, that for the proteClion of the subjeCt against arbi- trary and excessive demands, Parliament must in- terfere. The House might form a concep: ion how ne- cessary their interposition had become, when they were informed that guineas had been selling throughout the last year, in the North of Ireland, at a premium of from four to five shillings per guinea. The custom of paying rents in gold when guineas were abundant, and easily procurable in the necessary quantity at the trifling premium of two or three per cent, was one little onerous to the tenantry, and as one long established, chear- fnlly submitted to by them ; but when the pre- mium on guineas, from the state of our foreign exchanges, operating to withdraw the geld coin from circulation, mounted suddenly up to 20 or 25 per cent, the aggravation in point of expence, of all payments, but particularly of rent, became intolerably burthensome and oppressive ; it was not simply the expence of purchasing the guineas, but the difficulty of finding and the time lost in looking for them, that distressed the industrious peasant. It was due to the landlords of the Nor- thern Counties of Ireland ( in which alone the practice of paying rents in guineas prevailed) to state that their liberality and attention to the con- venience of their tenantry, has already gone a great way to apply a remedy to the pressure of this evil. Bank notes have almost universally been accepted in payment of rent, in general, either at par or conformably to the premium heretofore paid for guineas, at a very moderate discount, not exceed- ing 5 per cent, but although the indulgence of in- dividuals has done a great deal to mitigate the in- convenience, the relief has not been universal, nor has it been afforded upon any uniform plan. It was to be expeCted, where there was no fixed stan- dard to guide the decision of the party, that the discount taken by different landlords would not only vary in its rate, but that some might con- sider it equitable to require from their tenants dif- ferent rate's of discount, according to the period at which their leases were granted. The House will at once perceive how unfit it is that the mode ef discharging legal obligations all equally binding, should remain subjeCt to such uncertainty, and above all, that it should be at the discretion of one of the parties interested. The very inequality of the rates at which payn. ent is required, becomes by comparison a source of discontent and dissatis- faction. Tenants on difFirent estates comparing their respective modes of paying their rent, can- not understand why the demand, which the cove nant in their lease imposes upon them should be made to operate so unequally. The inconvenience would have been insupportable if the benevolence and liberality of the gentlemen of landed estates had not afforded relief, but the ultimate and only effectual remedy that can be applied, is by a law, which to be just ought to be equal. Lord Castlereagh said, he hoped the House would see the expediency, he might say, the ne- cessity, of extending legal relief to Ireland in this instance. In the parts of Ireland where Bank- notes have uniformly been received, as the ordi- nary medium of payment, this law is as much re- quired to protect the subject against an unjust at- tempt to change that custom, as it was in Eng. land and the North of Ireland, where payments in coin were in use whilst guineas were procur- able ; it has become necessary to proteft the peo- pie against the excessive price to which guineas ! have latterly risen. It is true that guineas, per- j1 haps, at all times, bore some small premium ; and if the law could find any clear principle upon which a very moderate premium could be esta- blished, it might, perhaps, not be an unreasonable compromise between the parties; but it is obvi- ous, that such a rate must not only be altogether arbitrary in itself, but as it would be impossible to confine its operation to any particular district, it would countenance the demand of such a per centage, in parts of the country where no claim for it had hitherto been made, between the ax- I treme principles, of no discount at all, or the ex- cessive demand of the full price at which guineas sell, he could not hesitate which w is most equit- able to prescribe between the parties. It was be- tween these extremes he felt himself compelled to decide, for he conld perceive no intermediate point on which, in legislation, he could rest; and jje was confident no man would be prepared to edvise, that it shc. uld remain in its present inde- finite state. The principle on which, for these reasons, he considered the Legislature bound to « Ct was, that so long as the law for the public interest, prohibited the National Bank from issu- jng gold, » o long should it forbear to compel the ijubjeCt to pay in coin. This indulgence he held jo be a necessary corollary from the restriction is- iued on that Bank. Wherever the subject can Carry his notes to the Bank, and receive, as he is entitled to do, gold in exchange, then, and not till then, is it equitable for the law to compel him to pay his rent or his debts in guineas. Lord Guitereagh concluded by saying, that as his Right DERRY ASSIZES. DERRY, TUESDAY, MARCH 24. On Wednesday evening the Judges arrived in this City, escorted by a party of the 7th Hussars, and at nine o'clock on Thursday morning, both Judges opened their respective Courts. The fol- lowing Grand Jury was sworn before the Hon. Baron M'Clelland: Alexander Stewart, F.'. q. Foreman. Thos. Scott, Derry, Aiesander Ogilby, Henry Richardson, Roger Murray, Langford Heyland, Conolly Skipton, James Scott, Joseph Curry, David Babington, Jnlia Miller, M. S. Hill, Rich. Hunter, Geo. Bamber, Sam. Lyle, William Knox, Alex. Purviance, James Ross, John Ross, Barre Beresford, W. H. Ash, Andrew Ferguson, M. K. O'Neill, Esqri. The first person put on his trial was Alexander Sloan, indicted for wilful and corrupt perjury.— This case occasioned a good deal of interest, as being connected with the prosecution of Mrs. Cor- ry, of Magherafelt, for stealing Bank Notes from Sloan, and a verdict of conviction against her was had at last Spring Assizes. The finding after- wards of these very Notes, concealed in a hay stack, in Magherafelt, as well as the admission, on the part of Sloan, that he had been accustomed to conceal his money in this way, with other circum- stances favourable to Mrs. Corry, induced Go- vernment to grant her a free pardon for the for- mer offence, which she pleaded on the present trial, in order to entitle her to be examined as a witness. After a very patient investigation, in which Mr. Stokes, on behalf of the prosecution, and Mr. Roulston, on behalf of Sloan, stated the cases of their respective clients with great feeling and ability. The Learned Judge proceeded to charge the Jury. He dwelt strongly on the no- velty of such a prosecution, and the dangerous tendency it would have to undermine the criminal jurisprudence of the Country. He said they had no light to guide them in such a case, as he be- lieved it to be without precedent, that a convicted felon should be permitted to appear as. the prose- cutor of his accuser for perjury, and nothing short of the clearest and most incontrovertible testimony should induce them to entertain it for a moment. He was sorry, however, to say, that in the ptesent case he saw no such evidence, and concluded a most eloquent and able chargc by recommending the Jury, if the same impression had beeq made on their minds as on his, to acquit the prisoner, which they accordingly did without leaving the box. Jane Gallagher, Susanna Sharp, and Mary Co- nolly, were indiCled for stealing several articles of shop goods and wearing apparel, and sentenced to be burned in the hand and imprisoned six months. George O'Fee, found guilty of manslaughter, to be burned in the hand and imprisoned 3 months. Hugh Patterson, found guilty of stealing a web, the goods of John Knox, to be burned in the hand and imprisoned three months. Hugh Farren, guilty of stealing a watch, the property of Mr. Geo. Macky, to be transported for seven years. Philip Doherty, guilty of stealing lead from the County Infirmary, to be burned in the hand and imprisoned six months. Thomas Neilson, a private soldier in the South Down Militia, was found guilty of a most wanton and aggravated assault, and of stabbing Alexander Moody. Baron M'Clellan i, after passing a severe reprimand upon the prisoner, sentenced him to twelve months imprisonment. Daniel M'Lucas and John M'Lucas, charged with receiving three hats from Robert Hall, which had been stolen by him from his father, Thomas Hall, weie found guilty on the clearest evidence. This appeared to be a case of the greatest enor- mity. Robert Hall, who turned approver, stated, that he had been practising a system of depreda- tion upon his father for several years; that one of the prisoners had wrought with his father, and that they both afterwards set up a shop for them- selves in the Diamond of Derry ; that about three years ago, at which time he was about 17 years of age, they told him his father treated him like a beggar, and that they would shew him how he could make money enough, and this was by steal- ing hats from his father, for which they would pay him ; that he, accordingly, was seduced from his duty, and commenced his system of plunder; and that, during a period of three years, he had taken a very large quantity of hats and given them to the prisoners, who paid him small sums of money for the same; and that, after paying him they generally took him to a house, kept by their sister, in the Bogside, and made him drink and play at cards until they swallowed up and won back the trifle they had given him ; that, at length, about the month of October last, he be- gan to repent of his misconduCt, and he was so- struck with the enormity of his offence, that he confessed the whole matter to his father. The prisoners were then taken up by the orders of Sir George Hill, and committed for trial.— Had the prosecution rested upon the single tes- timony of a person so young, so lost to filial duty, and so profligate as the witness stated himself to be, there might have been great doubts asf to the prisoners' guilt, but his testimony was fully cor- roborated by another witness, who saw him fre- quently deliver the bats to the prisoners, and al- so by a fellow, brought forward by themselves, who admitted that he had been himself in their company while drinking and playing cards at the prisoners' sisters, in the bogside. The Jury found the prisoners guilty without leaving the box.— Baron M'Clelland, after stating, in the most feel- ing manner, the extraordinary enormity of their crime, immediately sentenced them to be publicly whipped on Wednesday, the 25th inst. from the Jail to the Market- house, and back again; and to be imprisoned for the spsce of twelve months. Upwards of 30 persons weie tried and found guilty of illicit distillation, and sentenced to 3, 4, 5, and 6 months imprisonment. CIVIL BILL COURT In th" Civil Bill Court, where M'. Justice 0*- j borne presided, there were eleven Records tried, the last of which was of some interes', as involving I a considerable property in that ' pnrt of the New- townlimavady Estate, lately purchased by Mr. Ogi'by from Mr. Latonche, and which the latter had purchased from Mr. Comply. It was an ejeftment, brought upon the title, by Mr. Ogilby, against persons of the name of King, for the re- covery of part of the Townland of Drumreigh- land. It appeared that these lands had been de- mised upwards of a century ago by the ances. or of Mr. Conolly, with the reservation, for the land- lord to enter and cut and carry away bog ; and in the course of the last century, the tenants had uniformly appropriated the gronnd, after the bog was cut away, as they had a right to do by the spirit of the lease, to the purposes of tillage and husbandry. The original granter seemed to view the grant in this light, for he never once question- ed the matter-; his heirs acquiesced in the same way; the late Mr. Conolly followed the steps of his predecessors; Mr. Latoucbe was no less satisfied with the possession of the property, as he found it at the time of his purchase from Mr. Conolly ; the present lessor of the plaintiff purchased from Mr. Latouche agreeable to the ancient rent- roll ; but it remained for him, after the lapse of a cen- tury, to shew that the industry of the tenants, for so long a period, was for his benefit alone ; and that, instead of a rent- roll of .£ 1000 a year, being the rate at which he had purchased, he must now have a property of 3 or 4 times that sum. How to re- concile a claim so unprecedented with any prin- ciple of law, of justice, or of equity, is hard to say. The respectable tenantry, however,"' viawed it with astonishment, and determined to meet it with energy ; they saw the extent of the mischief, and joined heart and hand, in opposing it in the out- set; they fate that if the present unheard- of claim were allowed, there would be m; my of them re- duced to beggary; that the fruits of 100 years honest industry of their forefathers would be en- joyed by an alien to the soil; that the sod which had been moistened by the sweet of their brow would become the property of a man who ha< J neither earned nor paid for it; and that the be- quests and settlements of so long. a. period must now give way to a claim which was exceeded in its novelty by its absurdity. After a patient investigation, the highly re- spectable Jury, who tried the question, retired for a few minutes, and returned a verdict for the defendants, with the full approbation of the Constitutional Judge who tried the cause, and to the very great satisfaction of a crowded Court. ENGLISH ASSIZES. WATERFORS) ASSIZES. MALCOMSON AND POWER V. SPARROW. The substance of this case lies within a rarrow compass, although spun out to a considerable length by the real and ingenuity of Counsel. It was an aCtion on the case, in the nature of deceit, for giving a forged character of a trader. The damages were laid at £ 400. fhe circumstances, as they came out in evidence, are nearly as fol- low:— The plaintiffs are eminent Corn, Fiour, and Grocery Merchants in Clonrnel. The defen- dant is an extensive Me. chant in Enniscrthy, and was sued for £ 400, or rather for £ 166, 1 6d. the amotuft of? 70 Wag-, of flour, sofd by plaintiff, on the 22d MVy, 1811, to Mr. Richard Reeves, then a Baker ian this city. Reeves had bnt lately commenced Wisiness here. For five years previ- ous to that time he had been a grocer and shop- keeper in Eoniscorthy. He was a relative of Mr. Sparrow, and had dealt with him pretty largely ; and, it would appear, with tolerable punctuality until towards the close of that period, when he became much embarrassed, and was obliged to try, with the knowledge of Mr. Sparrow, many expedients usual in such cases, in order to pay his chief friend and relative. At length, in the be- ginning of 1811, being totally unable to extricate himself, he left Enniscorthy without the defen- dant's knowledge, and £ 280 in his debt, and brought all the goods in his power to this city, where he commenced baking. The defendant shortly after wrote several letters to Reeves, re. proaching him with his conduct, and stating, that if he had settled with him before leaving Ennis- corthy, his., departure should have been accom- panied by such letters as would have been service- I able to him. Reeves then sent back to defendant some of his goods, chiefly muslins, which he had brought to Waterford, and which, at invoice price, paid the defendant's demand to within £ 100.— Several letters v. ere then written by defendant to Reeves, promising introductory letters. At length Reeves received a most flattering letter directed to himself, and covering introductory letters to Mr. Scott of the Waterford Bank, and to Mr. Joseph Grubb, of Clonmel, but none to the plain- tiffs. The letters were couched in the strongest terms of recommendation, saying that Reeves was a most pleasing dealer, and had been encouraged to remove to Waterford, as a place where he was likely to do very well, that defendant had often credited him £ 500 or £ 600, and would do so still to double that amount, if required. They dis- claimed, however, strongly, all guarantee, on the principle that defendant had vowed to guarantee no person whatsoever. The letters were not sealed, and with these letters patent of a new kind, Reeves went to Clonmel, and showed them all to plain- tiffs, except the letter to Mr. Scott, which had TRIAL OF THE NOTTINGHAM RIOTERS. William Camel, aged 22, and Joseph Maples, aged 16, charged with burglary and frame- break- ing, on the night of the 3d of January— After a patient hearing of six hours, the Jury returned, a verdict of not guilty for Maples, and guilty of frame- breaking against Carnel; when his Lord- ship desired them to reconsider their verdict, and pointed ou' to them the impropriety of disuniting the burglarious entry into the house from the act of simple felony, occasioned by breaking the frames. All the alteration, however, which the Jury chose to make, was that of uniting Maples with Camel, and finding them both guilty of frame- breaking only, thus doing away the capi- tal part of the charge. The verdict being recorded, his Lordship ad- dressed the Prisoners in a most solemn and im - pressive manner, observing, that if the burglat i- nus part of the charge had been found against them, he should have felt himself constrained, for the sake of example, in order to put an end to such disgraceful outrages, to have exerted the full authority of the law— nor did he know but he should have ordered it to have been carried in- I to execution. As the verdict now stoad, the ex- tent of his power was to order them to be trans- ported for the term of fourteen years, to any part of his Majesty's foreign settlements to which his Majesty's Privy Council might direct ; which sentence he accordingly pronounced. At the • same time he gave them to understand, that if' the tumults in the neighbourhood ceased they might expect the hand of mercy to be extended towards them, in lessening their punishment. Robert Poley, aged i( 5, charged with frame- breaking, pleaded guilty ; in consequence of marks of contrition, the Judge sentenced him to seven years transportation. After which Joseph Peck, , aged 17, was found— not guilty. On Wednesday, Benjaman Hancock was tried for being concerned in the riotous proceeding at Sutton- in- Ashfield.— Guilty ; and his Lordship sentenced him to 14 years transportation. Gervas Marshall and George Green were the same day convicted as two of the Sutton- in- Ash- field rioters, and were each sentenced to seven years transportation. BURY, MARCH 21. A most singular cause was heard here in an ac- tion Archer v. Hincbes, in which damages were laid at £ 1000. It appeared by the statement of Mr. Serjeant Sellon, that the plaintiff, Miss Eliza Archer, was the daughter of a respectable Attorney, in the county of Suffolk, and the defendant was a young gentleman of most respectable family and connex- ions in Essex. The parties had first seen each other when the young lady was on a visit at a friend's house on the confines of Hertfordshire, where the defendant first made professions of attachment to her. The lady consulted her friends, and Mr. Hinches was cordially received on his first visit to her father. His professions were most honourable, and after several months aiftoacy, when on the point of marriage even," and * ary^ 4jjments having been made for that purpose,- il. ti* i& ftndant be- came suddenly en& moured with Miss S. Archer, a younger sister of. the' plaintiffs, and he frankly assured the latter of his inability to marry her on that score. The Learned Serjeant stated that the plaintiff was 23 years of age, and the defendant about the same age. This aCtion was not brought for the objeCt of damages, but to convince the world, by the public declaration of the defendant, that he had Wot made a breach in the contract of marriage from any levity or improper conduCt on the part of the young lady, who was modest and discreet, and possessed every virtue that could adorn the sex. The Learned Counsel concluded by observing, that the families were both highly respectable, and the only objeCt was to remove any doubts about the character of the plaintiff. Mr. Serjeant Blossett. on the part of the de- fendant, observed, that his client had become the victim of an unfortunate attachment. He enter- ed into a warm panegyric on the virtues of the plaintiff, whom he described as an ornament to her sex. His client was as anxious as the lady's • friends, that the world should know the motives which led to the breach of attachment. The de- fendant had become most passionately enamoured with the plaintiff's younger sister, and that was the sole motive of the breach of promise, as he ex- pressed himself unable ever to make the plaintiff happy in wedlock, after the second attachment to one so nearly allied to her. The matter ended in a compromise satisfactory to all parties. | of his country would be interested in destroying '{ i he would have an annuity of 365 guineas par an- num depending upon the personal safety of this inveterate enemy of our country.— I know not • whether ihe Rev. Clergyman frequently attends the church, where we are commanded to pray for our enemies, but the plaintiff has a most cogent motive for being devout in this part of the service — an interest of 365 guineas a year." The Judge then proceeded to state the evidence to the Jury, with his observations upon it, ' leaving them to decide on the faCt— whether there was itn intention of betting on the part of Sir Mark Sykes, and reserving the point ot law,— The Jury returned a verdict for the defendant. SPORTING. BET ON BONAPARTE— A curious cause, in which the Rev. R. Gilbert was plaintiff, and Sir M. M. Sykes, Bart. M. P. defendant, came on at the York Assizes, for the recovery of a bet on the life of Bonaparte; the condition of which was, i that the plaintiff on paying 100 guineas, should receive one guinea per day so long as Bonaparte should live. The contract had been performed ou the part of the plaintiff, and, for a considera- able period, near three years, the defendant con- tinued to pay the stipulated sum. It was contended, on the part of the defendant, that the offer made by Sir M. Sykes, " to receive 100 guineas to pay one guinea a day during the life of Bonaparte" was a hasty expression in a moment of conviviality, and anxiously caught by the Rev. Divine, in the language of any common been delivered here, and was afterwards consult- five- guinea better on a race- course, who nailed ed. Reeves wanted to buy 70 bags of Sour from him with— Will you, Sir Mark ? I'll take you— plaintiffs, which, however, they declined letting ' done.'" Mr. Gilbert did, indeed, when he found him have on the faith of those letters, because they contained no guarantee. Reeves then offer, ed an unaccepted bill on Dublin, for the amount, which was taken in payment and the flour deliv- ered to him. Reeves shortly after paid the plain- tiff in full. The Dublin bill turned out to be on a man of straw, and Reeves shut his doors. The plaintiffs conceived themselves entitled to recover their loss from the defendant, who relied on the the fieeling of the company against this bet, say, | " If you will submit, Sir Mark, to ask it as a favour, you may be off." Mr. Topping said, he should con- tend that the proposal of Sir Mark was not meant j as a serious bet; and if this should be the opinion of the Jury, he would be entitled to a verdict. < But if it should be thought a real wager he ! should then submit some observations on the law of the case, and contend that in the event of an circumstance that he gave no guarantee, and that j invasion an interest might be revealed in this wa- the flour was refused on the faithrof his letters, ! ger inconsistent with the public safety. " Put- but given on the faith of the Dublin bill. The ting the case," said Mr. Topping, " that Bona. parte should, at the head of his army, succeed in effecting a descent up$ n this country, it is clear that ttie plaintiff would have an interest in protect- II ing that life, which every true subject and friend matter was thoroughly sifted to a late hour, and, after an able charge from the Hon. Baron George, the Jury brought in a verdict for the plainttlL- £ 16G, 17*. bd. with 6d. costs. GLORIOUS FOX CHACE. We have- now indeed to present to the Sporting part of our readers, the description of a Fox- hunt, equally remarkable for its unusual extent, as well as the superior style and unremitting ardour with which it was performed, both by hounds and horsemen. On Saturday ' he 7th of March, at eight o'clock, the celebrated F > x- hounds of Sam. Hawkes, Esq. in the County of Cork, were thrown off at the ex- tensive covers of Connorvdle, where a wild Fox was seen to go off full three hours before, how- ever, neither length of time, or the coldness of the day had any effect; in a few minutes that staunch old dog Worker, had picked it. off a furze- bush, and after one cheer from his judici- ous master, acknowledged the well- known scent, and soon the steady pack dispersed over the thorny brake; " Examining with curious nose each likely haunt" Every hound quickly joined in the melodious strain, and with incredible steadiness dragged him to the underwood of Castletown, where the nocturnal depredator broke at a full " entapus" before his anxious pursuers. " Hark what loud shouts " Re echo through the groves, he breaks away, " Loud cheers proclaim his flight, ' tis triumph ail and joy." Taking a westerly direction, he soon leached ths craggy cliffs of Monegrave, where the das- tardly villain escaped from the devouring jaws of death, by couching ( that nimble- footed dog Jerker, being within a length of his brueh), and retracing his former footsteps, he tried the earths of Caupeetr, having gained considerably by the traverse, and from thence took a northern course to Carrick Bue— leaving Shanahashel, Rinahc i. harah; and Slevowen, far behindhand boldly fac. ing the rising grounds of Inchagrai; ha, and con. tinuing over the hill, he reached Castle- masters, where he crossed the river Lee, and finding him- self hard pressed, he again took the soil at the bottom of Inchegelah lakes. " In vain the stream " In foaming » ddies whirls in vain the ditch; " Wide gaping threatens death, the craupty steep " Where the poor dizzy shepherd crawls with carc, " And clings to every twig," & c. and gained the deep glen of Tiernhassing, where seeing his pursuers by no means unabated in their ardour, he once again tried for safety at the earth of Carrigdaming, " And now " In vain the earth he tries, the doors are hurr'd " Impregnable, nor is the csvert safe, " He pants for purer cir." Still depending on the swiftness of his feet, he ventured once more into the open country, stand* ing directly for Clashbriddane, across the farms of Gurthnalour, Johnstown, Haremount, Costh- duve and Drinawarrig, till at length, wearied by the exertions of the day, and completely exhaust- ed, he was descried, by the few horsemen who were able to continue the pursuit, and cheering the high- mettled babes, they with peals of echo- ing vengeance, soon outstripped their devoted prey, and fairly dismembered his exhausted car- case, after a run of twenty- one miles, without a single check or fault, which was performed in the short space of one hour and 20 minntes, and only three horsemen had the exratic felicity of witnessing the glorious termination of the chace. —( Cork Intel.) A New South Wales Almanack, for the year 1811, has been published in that settlement, con- taining, among other matters, fists of the civil and military establishments, and forming altogether a respectable duodecimo volume, of 68 pages. Fn this publication we find a list of the colonial ship- ping, consisting of twenty- nine small vessels, of from fourteen to one hundred and eighty- six tons burthen. And it further appears, that no less than forty- nine vessels, o• fiom fifty- eight to six hun- dred and twenty- seven tons burthen for British, American, and other foreign parts, had entered Port Jackson between the lst Nov. 1S08, and 31sc Dec. 1810. A letter from Liverpool, dated Tuesday, savs : " Pursuant to notice, a meeting of the inhabitants of Liverpool was, this day, held in the Town Hall, for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of petitioning Parliament for a partici- pation in the trade to the East Indies, on the ex- piry of the Company's Charter— the Mayor of the town in the Chair. After a neat speech from Mr. Roscoe, pointing out the propriety and justice of that trade being laid open, and shewing the bene- ficial effeCts that would accrue to the Public in general, and this town in particular, from such a measure, both in a mercantile and political point of view ; it was unanimously resolved, that a Pe- tition to that efleO be presented to Parliament, and a Committee of 21 was appointed to carry the Resolution into effeCt. More unanimity was n„ ver manifested on any occasion. There was not a single dissenting voice. The meeting was attend, ed by the most respectable inhabitants of the town; indeed the number was so great, that not one- fourth could gain admittance to the Hall." BELFAST: Printed and Published by DKUMMOND ANDERSON, foi Sell and the other Proprietors, every Monday, IVedmtday, and Saturday.- - Price of the Paper, when sent to any part of the United Kingdom, £ 3. St. 3d. yearly, paid in advance AGENTS— Messrs. Tayler anil Ntwton, Warwick- sq Lou- don— Mr. Bernard Murray, 166, « Id Church street, Dub- lin— Mr Jas. Anderson, bookseller,. Edinburgh. Mr. jus. Lang, post- master, Newry— Mr. Sam. Peoples, poit- ma,.' ter, Derry— Mr. W. M'Williams, jun. Armagh — Mr Thos. Morris, postmaster, Lurgan— Mr. Wm. Ariani-, Ran ialstown— Mr. John Sharp, Contain— Mr. Jgh„' LtetOi, Bail) aitlii— Mr. Jauie, Ward, Ltsi, Brii,
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