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Date of Article: 04/05/1812
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NUMBER 1,128.] MONDAY, MAY 4, 1812. [ PRICE 5D. FOR NEWCASTLE & PHILADELPHIA, T- HJ NEW FAST- SAILING AMERICAN BRIG Mv ® " DRO M 0, WWlWi Captain ANDREW MILLER, © g&^ fcP 500 Tons Burthen, Daily expected, and will be dispatched in Three Weeks after arrival. The DROAIO is a fin- vessel, high and roomy between Decks her first voyage, and the Master has been long em- ployed in the Passenger Trade. For Passage please apply te the Subscriber, who will, as usual, pay e « ery attention in supplying the Passengers with sufficient Fuel and Water for the voyage. ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRY, April 28, 1812. ( T9 JSU?* FOR NEWCASTLE & PHIL A jgW.. DELPHIA, The Ship ONTARIO, CAPTAIN CAMPBELL, A capital Vessel, of about 450 Tons burthen— high and roomy between D cfo, daily expelled at Warreupoint, and Will . ail for the above Port in three weeks after arrival. For Passage apply to ANDREW ' AIKEN. NEWRY, April ' 25. - J? AMERICAN FLAXSEED. qOO HOGSHEADS, ON SALE, ON MODERATE TERMS, EY, ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRY, April IS- ^ ' NEW- Y ORK CARGO. ANDREW AIKliN has arrived, by the Ship / Eot. us, CHARLES HENST, Master, from NEW- YORK, the following GOODS, viz.:— Hhds. Richmond Tobacco, 214- Ditto Flaxseed, 7 Crisis Clover- seed— 20 Ditto Rice, ] 3,000 Barrel Staves, 2,000 I/ ogihiid Ditto, 3,000 Pipe Ditto, 300 Pine Plank, 20 to 40 Feet long, 30 Pieces P'me Trmber, 20 Ditto Oak Ditto, 130 Handspikes, IS Bales Upland Cotton- Wool; Which will be sold or. moderate Terms, at his STORES, ill HEW- STREET. ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRY, 6th April. ( 31S UNDERWRITERS' SALE. C A MALES, OGLE, ik CO. TILL SELL BY AUCTION, at their DEAL- YAR » . . on the Merchants'- Quay, on THURSDAY the 7th of May, at the Hour of ONE o'Clock, 5000 Full Measure, and 500 Sir- feet DEALS, For account of the Underwriters, being damaged by Salt- Water, on board the Brig Andrea,, on her V » yage from Drouthon to Newrv. Payment, Bank Notes. NEWRY, April 29. ~ STOLEN, On the Nightof the in lmt. from JOSEPH M'AFFEE, of Grains, near Baliymtna, APONEY, aged six yeais, about 12- J hands high, switch tailed, hog mane, shaved on the thi^ h, and a colour between black and brown. Any Person on returning the • aid Poney, and prosecuting the Thief to conviction shall re- ceive HVE GUINEAS Reward; or THREE GUINEAS for the Poney, by applying to Mr. JAMES M'ADAM, of Craigs L73 NOTICE. In th1 Matter of HAMILTON & CARSON, Bankrupts. V rupts, are hereby desired — J to pay the amount of their accounts to Mr. JAMES CARSON, JUN. who is hereby empowered to receive and grant Receipts for the same. WILLIAM CRAIG, Assignee. April 24. (± 3 NOTICE. fipHE TENANTS of my Estates in the respective Town- JL land? ol HOLVWOOD, KNOCKMAGONEV, X, ISOWEN, LIGGAGOWAN, CLOR TINE GLARE, and BAI. LVBIAN, are hereby d: r- Cted, from and after the first of May next, to pay their Rents to Sir J \ MES BRISTOW, of Holywood, who I have duly authorized, by power of Attorney, to re- ceive the same. SIMON ISAAC. Holy wood- House, April SO. ( 85 TO BE LET, For B Aiding on, in an eligible Situation for Sea- Bathing. firiHE RABBIT- WARREN of HOLYWOOD, in such JL Lots as may be agreed upon.— Good Buil ling Leases will be granted Apply to Sir JAMES BRISTOW, at Holywood, who is duly authorized, by power of Attorney, from me, to grant Leases for the same. 1 - • SIMON ISAAC. Holy wood- Heuse, April 30,1812. ( 86 " ANTRIM ESTATE. TVfOTICE is hereby given, that any Person found tres- JL\! passing on the ANTRIM ESTATE after this Notice, either hy cutting Turf, raising of Limestone, or by carrying away Shell Sand from the Shores thereof, without authority from the Proprietors, or their. Agents, will be prosecuted according to Law. 040) Dated this 30th March, 1812. 4LI, PERSONS in- debted to said Bank- DAVID TRIMBLE TO ESPECTfULLY informs his Friends an(| the Public j[' i that he has commenced The Groceri) Business, In that long established House, No. 18, ANN- STREET, cor- ner of CHURCU- LANE, where he is at present, and intends being regularly supplied with a general assortment of Ar- ticles in the above Litie. • He has also received per the Ceres, from LIVERPOOL, an excellent assortment of CHESHIRE CHEESE, well worth the attention of Families, ail of which he will dispose of on moderate Tereis. He trusts the quality of his Goods, and the attention he is determined to pay to those who may fa- sour him with their orders, will give general satisfaction, through which he hopes to obtain a share of public favour. 77) Belfast, April SO, 1812. ENGLISH & IRISH HO » . ERY WARE- f HOUSE, 31, Bridgi'street, opposite the Exchange. OBERT MARSHALL begs leave to acquaint the / Public that be lias formed a Partnership with WM. J. HUNTER, and that the business will be in future con- du£ te « J under the firm of MARSHALL & IP'NTER. In addition to a large Stock of GOODS of their own Mstuilaeiu!*, they have just received, by the Commerce, a great variety of SILK, COTTON, ANGOLA, VIGONIA, AND WOR- STED HOSIERY, STOCKING WEBS, iAc. fcV. Selfcfied in the best Markets in England, and purchased with Ready Money. " The whole forms a complete assort- ment, which they afe enabled to offer to Wholesale or Re- tail Custome. s, on very reasonable Terms. April 10 { J- A few good Workmen Wanted. (. 945. ALICANT BARILLA. TO BE SOLD, CjyNE HUNDRED and FIFTY BALES, of the very ' f best Quality, arid lates? importation. Bleachers that are nice in the selection of their Ashes, wili find the above worthy their attention. Application to be made to Mr. ROBT. GREENLAW. 907^ Bellast, April 8. AT PRIME COST. THOMAS O'NEILL W CO. ' ILL commence Selling, at FIRST COST, on MON- DAY, the 27th inst. their Extensive Assortment of Garment $ Furniture Pi iiited Calicoes, Dimities, Shawls, ' Muslins, Ginghams, This Sale is wdl worth the attention of the Public, yyj Belfast, April 24. NEW- YORK FLAXSEED. JOHN BELL & CO. HAVE TOR SALE, 2;> 0 Hhds. New New- Tori FLAXSEED, 300 Ditto Ditto, Last Tear's Importation, Which they will dispose of oil reasonable terms at their Stores, Donegall- Quay, or their Office in John- street. g47) 9th of 4th month, 1819. APPRENTICES RUN OFF. ANY Person found harbouring or employing any of our Apprentices after this Notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost rigour af the Law. WILLIAM RITCHIE. JOHN RITCHIE & SONS. Self- st, April 27. ( 7° TO BE LET From f. rst May next, and immediate Possession given, j WO Commodious DWELLING- HOUSES, with good jL SHOPS, situate at the head of the Lime- kiln- Dock. For particulars, apply to Belfast, April 7. ( 912) WILLIAM CRAIG, Waring- street. SALE. TO BE SOLD, on WEDNESDAY tie Oti of May next at ONE o'Cl tk, on tie Premises ( if not previously disposed tf by Private Contrail J, r J '' HE INTEREST in the LEASE of the HOUSE, I No 49, Waring- street, with Stabling and Hay- lolt for three Horses, of which there are 4S| Years unexpired at May next. There is a back Entrance'to the Premises from Mary- street. Yearly Rent .£ 23. Application for further particulars to be made as above. Possession will be given after Sale. g4) Belfast, April 28. TO BE LET, OR THE LEASE SOLD, and Immediate Possession given, HP HAT large commodious DWELLING- HOUSE, JL No.. 59, Ann- street, formerly occupied by the late Mrs. TURNLY. The House is in complete repair, and fit for the recep- t'on of a genteel family, with Coach- House, Stabling, Hay- Loft and Cow- House, all in good order. For particulars, inquire ot Mrs. HERDMAN, Ann- street Biewery. Belfast, April 28, 1812. ( 67 BLEACH- GREEN & FARM TO BE SOLD, At WM. JAMISON'S, Innlteper in Be'fast, on FRIDAY lie 12th of June next, at tie Hour of TWELVE o'Ctoet, ' HE PREMISES are situated in Islandreagh, two miles distant from Antrim, and ten Irom Belfast, on the ii 7. niiie River, adjoining the Village of Dunadry. The I rm contains 20 Irish Acres, tithe free, in very high con- dnion. The BLEACH- HOUSE is 144 feet in length, three Stories high, 94 feet of which are 22 feet in width, and 50 feet 17 feet in width, in which are two Double Beetling Engines, 10 feet 10 inches in the Beams, Water- Wheel 4 feet in the fall; on another Wheel are Wash Mills, and one Engine 8 feet in the Beams. The BOILING- HOUSE contains two Furnaces, and Rub Boards. The supply of Water is abundant and regular. There is an ex- tensive Dwelling- house and Offices, all held under the MA* SOI » of DONEGALL, lor the remainder of 61 Years from May, 1302, at the Yearly Rent of > 611, 19i. The situation would be eligible for the Spinning of Cotton « ir Linen Yarn. Terms of Payment at Salt. For further particulars apply to Mr. HUGH JOHNSON, in Belfast; or to JAMES SWAN, on the Premises. 87 j) April 14,1812. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, IPHE HOUSE in Banbridge at present in possession of IL JOHN KEARNET. It is newly built, and in good repair, and would answer well for any public Business, being immediately in the Market- Place. tf not disposed of on or before MONDAY 11th May. it will on that day be Sold by PUBLIC AUCTION, at Mr. BOVLR'S Inn. ( 31) BANBRIOOE, April 24. TO BE LET, FROM THE FIRST OF MAY, I ' HE HOUSE in DOJJAGHADEE, at present occupied by L DOCTOR WILSON. It is large and commodious, with a large well- enclosed Yard, Stable, Cow- House, Coach- House, and Hay- Loft, and a very productive Garden. The Tenant can he accomm « dated till November with four or five Acres of most excellent Pasture. Apply to DOCTOR WILSON, or Mr. JAS. LEMON. SO) April 20. KING'S , VRMS r." iTVL, LONDONDERRY. TTOHN DOBIE, most respectfully informs the Nobility and Gentry, that the HOTEL i row fin'shed and fitted up, equal, if not superior, to atif other Inn in Ireland, for accommodation. A Variety ol the best WINES and LIQUORS have been laid in. His Larder shall be well an I constantly suppbed, according to the Seaso- i.— Rooms aud Beds Weil aired, so th3t every comfort miv be ex peAed Chaises are always ready, wfth good Horses and THE ARABIAN SULTAN, WILL be SOLD by AUCHSN, at the NEW MAK- KET- PLACE, BELFAST, on FRID AY the 8th inst. at ONE o'Clock. An approved fell- at Tbr- e Months wiU be taken. SULTAN is a most- beautiful ahtbwcolMiM Horse only Seven years old ; n ha is an elegant cii'iver. and remarkably t - mperate, he would make an admirable Charger, or a ca- pital Hunter. 92) COMBER, May 1, 1812. FOUND STRAYING, 4DARK B \ Y PONEY.— Any perso'i proving satis- factorily, their property in said Poney, and paying expence of keeping and Advertisement, may have it, by ap plying to J AMES M'NEELY, Esq. GLASSD SUM MONO near KILKCELI 91) May 2, 1812. HOUSES TO LET. .' TWO NEAT NEW HOUSES, in Patrick- street, to be - iL Let Leases will be given.— Apply to WILLIAM PHELPS, No. 29, Waring- street. Belfast, April 22. ( 22 TO BE LET, And immediate Possession given, THAT DWELLING- HOUSE, lately . in the possession of Dr. S. STUART, situate in the Main- street, Car- rickfergus, near the County of Antrim Courr- Hous- e.— Also, a Building Ground, with Office- Houses erected in the rear of it, situate in said street, to be let on Lease. For particulars, apply to MI. JOHN CAMPBELL, Carricklergus. ( 93, TO BE LET, For a Term of Tears, and Possession given on the First of May next, THE DWELLING- HOUSE in Dnnegall- street, at pre sent in possession of Dr. FORSYTHE. Apply at the Office of RAMSEY & GARRETT, Bel. fast. ( 68) April 27. FAitvLI A MEN J". TO BE SET, OR SOLD, For suck Term of Tears as may be agreed on, ADWELLING- HOUSE and GARDEN, with Two or Four Acres of Land, if required, within half a mile of Belfast, situated on the road leading from Belfast to Newtownards, adjoining Mr. WATSON'S. The House con- sists of Two Parlours, Drawing- room, and Four Bed- cham- bers, with every Office suitable for a genteel residence. — The House is finished in the best manner. lmmediite possession can be given, by application to CHARLES LINNON. ( 869 TO BE LET, rHE HOUSE and LAND, near Malon? Turnpike, late- ly occupied by Mr. FABBIUNI, and immediate pos- session given— Apply to JOHN THOMSON. Jenny- Mount, March 00. ( 859 TO BE LET, 1 For a Term nf r> i Tears from May next, J1HE CONCERN ih Donegall- street, at present occupied by Mrs LAW, immediately fronting the Brown Linen- Hall. The situation is central, and well- adapted for any Business requiring a good front, and the House is in com- plete repair, and fit for the immediate reception of a genteel Family.— Apply to GEORGE CRAWFORD, ANN- STREET, Who will Set or S- ll his Interest in the Cot. cern he at pre- sent occupies in the Wholesale Grocery and Spirit Business. ( 993 " TO BE LET, For the Season, or any number of Tears, ryr'HAT LARGE and COMMODIOUS HOUSE in il- GLENAIM, lately occupied by Mrs. M'KILLOP, with an entire walled- in Garden and Field, - if required. The House is in complete repair, with Offices suitable to a gen- teel residence. Apply to ALEX. DAVISON, Knockboy, near Bally- mena. # TO BE SOLD, npHE INTEREST in the LEASE of the HOUSE JL SHOP, and S TORES, No. 5, North- street, ten years of which are unexpired from November last: yearly rent 40 Guineas. The situation is such as requires no comment, be- ing within a f? w door, of the Exchange. If not disposed of before the I'Oth of April, it will, on tbat day, be SOLD BY PUBLIC AUC TION, at ONE o'clock. For Particulars, inquire on the Premises. 799) Belfast, March 20. ADVERTISEMENT. To be Let, for a Term of Tears, and Immediate Pos- session given, ANEAT Comfortable HOUSE and GARDEN, in the town of MaGBERAEELr, with a small FARM, con- venient. ' The above would answer a gentee1 family. For particulars, apply to Mr. HAMILTON, on the Pre- mises. ( 33) MAGHBRAFELT, April 24. STALLIONS, TO Cover this Season, at NKW- GROVE, near Ballymena, at One Guineas each Mare, and Five Shillings to the Groom:— RUMBQ, By Whiskey, out of Spinetta— for liii pedigree at large, and performance on the Turf, see the General Stud Book, and Racing Calendars. Alio, at same place, at One Guinea each Mare, and Haif- a- Crown to the Groom, HERCULES, A well- bred Suffolk Punch, imported from the best stock in that Country. Grass, & c. for Mares, at 7r. 7d. per Week.— All demands for Cove. iug and Keep, to be paid before the Mares are taken away, as the Groom is accountaole. ( 694 YOUNG SWINDLER " 13( 7ILL Cover Mares this Season, at the MARQUIS of V V DOWN SHIRE'S Stables, HILLSBOROUGH: Bred Mares, Four Guineas, all others, Two Guineas; Half- a- Guinea to the Groom He was got hy Swimiier, dam by Tu^ g, grand- dam Harmony, by Eclipse, great- grand dam Miss Spindle- shanks, by Omar, Sterling, Godolphin, Arabian, Stannion, Arabian, Pelhani Barb, Spot, W bite- legged, Lowther Barb, Old Vintner Mare, & c.— He was a famous, true Racer; for his performances, vide Hook Calendar, of 1808,9,10, and 11. Good Grass for Mares, at I. lrf. per ni^ ht, and all ex- pences to be paid before the Mares ire removed. ( 92i CAPT'JRB OF BADAJOS VOTt Of THANKS. The Orrl? r of the Day, upon whicu their Lord- ships were summoned, being read — The Earl of LIVERPOOL said—" My Lords I rise in pursuance of the notice I had the honour of giving the last night of our meeting, of my in- tentior. this day of moving the Thanks of this House to my Lord Wellington, and to those Offi- cers and soldiers of the Allied Army who were concerned in the siege and capture of Badajos.— In catling your Lordships' a'tention t,> this great \ and brilliant exploit, it is scarcely necessary to point out to consideration that in this exploit and opeiation are to be found the two circumstances wh. ch are in general held to characterize an im- portant military operation, namely, an importance in the objsil obtained, and a magnitude of the ef- fort in the resistance which took place in the cor- ( liiH. If we look, my Lords, for the importance of- the obje< 3, in the possession of the town and fortress of Badajos, we shall find it best recorded in the military history of the Peninsula. From this we must be aware that it is the only Spanish fortress on the souihern frontier of Spain, and that in all the wars in which the Peninsula was engaged, its possession was considered as an objeft of pri- mary military importance. In former wars the same importance was always attached to the place; and it is somewhat singular, in former wars, the degree of resistance and effort made to save the place was such, that it never had been captured. In the year 1653, during the struggte for Portu- guese independence, it was made a mos. t impor- tant object of contention between the two military powers; and though attacked by the Portuguese, who made efforts against it during more than four months, it cost them the loss of half their army, aAd rhey were compelled to abandon the siege. In the war of 1705, the succession war, it was again attacked by th(> combined allied army then in the Peninsula, andfM- the command of the an- cestors of a Noble Lord then in his eye [ we believe the Earl of Peterborough], and on that occasion, your Lordships are aware, that after a series of operations against it, for more than fourteen days, the etitsrprize was obliged to be abandoned! In the present war, my Lords,' we know the great military importance which was. attached' to i'.— You are a ware- it was attacked by that distinguished Officer Marshal Soult, in the early part- of last year, viz. on the 31 of February. The vigorous and gallant resistance that was made in its defence, would in all probability liave been attended with success, if the Governor had not been killed in an early period of the operations. Its defence then fell into other hands, and whether from misconduft, or some other causes, the event was the losiof the plajBT/ jj' It was cert - in, however, that the fortress held c ^ against all the efforts of the enemy, headed by able Officer, for more than thirty- six days. In that campaign, afterwards, a siege was regularly commenced by the allied force under the com- mand of Lord Wellington, when the French col- lected all their forces from the north of Spain, a great part of the garrison of Madrid, and a nu- i merous fo ce from the eastern coast of Spain, in fact, all their then disposeable troops, with a view of saving the place. Under such circumstances, Lord Wellington, with great prudence and pro. priety, determined upon raising the siege, and your Lordships are informed of what soon after took place. In the present campaign, after the capture of Ciudad Rodrigo, the views and efforts of Lord Wellington were naturally directed to the possession of Badajos. Its great military im- portance, in the estimation of the enemy, vre have seen by their collecting their whole force in order to oblige the British army to raise the siege Feeling the essential importance of the acquisi- tion, the illustrious Commander of the allied troops pressed on to the investment of the for- tress ; your Lordships are informed with respect to the circumstances of the great and uparalleled display of bravery and fortitude on the occasion. You are aware of the great and extraordinary ef- forts of resistance made by the French Comman- der for the salvation of the place. But such was the nature, the vigour, energy, and the persever- ance of the attacks and operations against it, that ia the period of twenty days from the opening of the trenches, the place was in the possession of the British army. From a view of the whole circumstances of this glorious exploit, we cannot but feel our breasts glow with admiration at the conduct of the brave Officers and gallant troops who were engaged.—( Hear, hear!)— The con- duct of those gallant Officers who led the various attacks was in this, as upon all the other occa- sions in which they were employed, such as ex- cited the utmost spirit and confidence in their troops— their conduct cn the memorable night of the 6th April was such, as cannot fail to excite admiration in the minds of all who knew it.— ( Hear, hear.)— On that day three practicable breaches were effected ; but let us look to the means and the exertions made by the enemy' with a view to effectual resistance. I speak, my Lords, on the authority of an eye- witness, that ertions were among the most formidable of the kind ever seen j and this, indeed, we well judge from their effects, not liable to be terred from action. We learn their descriptions from the nature and effects of those gallant at. tacks made under General Picton, and under Ge- neral Leith, though moie immediately led on by General Walker,, and which succeeded by es- calade at the different places of attack, it is im- possible to contemplate the latter of these without peculiar admiration, when what was originally intended as a species of feint, was instantaneous- ly, as the occasion presented itself, converted into a real attack, it was impossible to consider the circumstances under which General Walker es- | j caladjed a strong and formidable bastion, without ! feeling those sensations excited by the conduct I of that gallant aad resectable C3icer, en so arduous and critical an occasion.—( Hear, hear.) Not only on this, but on the occasion of the memorable battle of Vimiera, under the same illustrious Commander, did this Orficv lead on successfully the 15th regiment, against a French force of live times its number. Such admira- tion did his conduct excite, that the French General, who was then taken prisoner, particu- larly requested to be introducad to the company of the individual Officer who had so gallantly and conspicuously distinguished himself!— It would be superfluous, my Lords, to enter in- to a detailed narrative, as to other part's. ilars, of this brilliant arid important aftion, in its reveru! parts. Those who led on the troops are eu'itledl to the greatest fespeftive praise. The conduit ^ f Major- Ck- n. Colville, General K- rriot, aid other Genera! Officers, are equally entitled ro your Lordships approbation. The c^ nduff of Lieut. 1 Colons! Barnard and his division particularly calls'" for the highest eulogium. Another point of view, in which we may contemplate those operati with conscious satisfaction, is, that we hive a race of Officers, about the rank of the gallant OHicer I have just mentioned, rising up, wh \ I believe, bid as fairly to render themselves essentially ser- viceable in fighting its battles, or in de- fending their country, as were ever known to beloo;; " v any country, even the most military nations, it any period whatever!—( Hear, hear.) — It is im- possible not to consider, without feelings of regret, the great loss we have experienced in achieving this important exploit. They have fallen in a cause glorious indeed, and under a Commander to whom they all looked nr> with an admiration bordering upon enthusiasm !—( Hear, hearj)— In no point of vie\ y can the conducl of the great and Nobie Officer in question he considered to more advantage, tiwn the anxiety he has always mani- fested for the lives of thu: e whom he commanded. It is a ruling principle in his conduit i » 3ver to gain by a battle, that which may be gained with- out one!—( Hear, hear.)— During the s'„,! e of the last campaign, this principle governed his con- dtifl. At Torres Vedras, particularly, it was pro- posed over and over again to attack the enemy, and lepieserUt'd lhat he might do it successively, PI is answer was—" I think I can carry my obj ci without such a risk."—( Hear, hear.)— This prin- ciple, my Lords, founded upon the purest one, of humanity, perhaps ought more especially to pre. vail with reference to a Biitish army. This princi- ple eminently guided the conduit of this great Commander in the case before us; his pressing ths operations, and bringing the conflict to a speedy is- ue, proceeded wt « lt a view to the eventual saving of life. We must also, my Lords, contemplate with satisfaction the great accession of military charac- ter this country has obtained, and her assuming more and more of a military character within the* last 20 years. This- is more es; ecially NECSSI,.; y in the piesent state of the world, when no coun- try can safely build its security but on its own in- trinsic strength 5 and this country cannot suf- ficiently confide in the native valour of her troops and Officers, unless the necessary talent, art, and science of war be superadded ; and these we are every day of late years progressively acquiring, especially in that part of such peculiar importance in the Continental warfare in which we are now engaged, ijamely, in the carrying and occupation of places. This, your Lordships are aware, is to be acquired by experience alone, and this to no small extent you have the satisfaction of see- ing, in the cases particularly of Cnidad Rodrigo and Badajoz, has been acquired by our armies. The military skill and science to be found in the British armies is daily appearing more commen- surate to their bravery and valour. I have, in some points of view, I fear, unnecessarily detain- ed your Lordships; but the occasion is such, that I could not refrain from offering those observa- tions with which I have troubled you."—( Hear I) The Noble Secretary then proposed, in the usual form and language, their Lordships' Thanks to General Arthur Earl of Wellington, K. B for the great military skill, bravery, & c. displ tyed by him in the command of the allied troops em- ployed in the siege and capture of Eadajoa. Lord HOLLAND begged leave to add his tri- bute of applause to what had been to eloquently expressed by the Noble Lord, and was so justly due to the great military character who formed the subject of the present motion. It was to him they were to look for what hope still remained of rescuing Spain from the grasp of France. He must say, at all events, that the great skill and judgment displayed, both as to the time and the mode, in that important capture, well deserved the thanks of that House 5 and he must add, that on signal occasions, either by storm or on the field, the ioss experienced was m ire apparent than it was in reality extensive—( Hear, hear.)— fie could not sufficiently praise the promptitude with which the operations were followed ' up to the capture, before it became necessary to risk an a£ ion with Soult. They should be cautious, however, not too confidently to indulge hopes as to the general event of the war, on casual brilliant successes of this kind. Other circumstances were more to be considered. It was certain that from some cause or other France did not now seem able to make those exertions which were ne-. essaty to exec- ot - her projeit upon Spain, and he hoped that t. io. so favourable expectations which were entertained of the new Government of Spain would be real. 7,•; i by ' hat Government's avoiding the errors ot its predecessors, and by maintaining a system of cot- diality and confidence with r, spe£ t to its allies, and of conciliation with respect to America.— Deeming as he did of the No'ale and gallant OlH- e r in question in every point of view, he mo-.; cordially c. incurred in the motion. It wis then put and carried, as well as the sub- sequent customary vote of thanks to the subord . nate General and other Officers, and to the who e of the Allied Army employed in the siege aisd capctire of Badajoz, nemine dissc'itiente, and th j , aisie were voted to be comrouuitated by th: L, xd' Chancellor, as usual. BELFAST " t: OMM- I? iRClAii CHLION 1CLE. IAMENTARY. INTELLIGENCE. ( Continued from First Page.) HOUSE OF LORDS— TUEDAY, APRIL 28. MK. MADISON'S MESSAGE. Lord HOLLAND rose to put a question to the Noble Secretary of State, respecting a ru- mour which had made a considerable impression B Amerca. There had been a Message, accom- panied by certain documents, as proofs, commu- nicated to Congress by the President of the United States, complaining of a conspiracy, un'der the sanction and knowledge of the Government of this country, and of a distinguished Officer in our pirt of America,' to effect a disunion be. tween the Eastern and Western parts "> f the Uni- ted States. Now his question » as, whether this ! Message of the President of the United Stages had come officially to the knowledge of the No. ble Secretary of State, and whether the allega- tions contained in it were true, as affecting the • credit of the Government of this country, and that distinguished Officer ? The Earl of LIVERPOOL replied, that these documents had not come to his knowledge in an official way. He felt no- difficulty in stating ( without any reservation whatever), for himself j and others connected in the Government with him, that there never had been any attempt, de- sion, ift'wish, on the part of this Government, to effect any separation or disunion between any parts of the United States— or to foment any dis- satisfaction towards the Government of that country ; nor had any individual been employed hy the Government on such service. H ® wished al « o to state, that any employment of such in- dividual was ui known to the Government, and that he was employed by that respectable Officer merely to procure such information as might be f, " ' •••^••• MBBBI useful for the interests of this, country in that quarter, and for the good of his Majesty's ser- vice. But on the part of that respectable Offi- cer and himself, he disclaimed any intention of fomenting any divisions in the Government of the United States. Lord HOLLAND—" As I now understand the individual was not employed by his Majesty's Government, am I to understand that the Noble Lord was not aware of his being employed by Sir James Craig ?" The Earl of LIVERPOOL—" I mean to state that Government never ordered Captain Henry to be employed. Government never knew the fact- of his having been employed till he returned to Quebec ; and, with respect to his being em- ployed by Sir James Craig, I firmly believe it was for information only." Lord HOLLAND said, it appeared to him to be impossible that this Government had receiv- ed no documents respecting the employing of Captain Henry in whatever service he^ had been put by Sir J, Craig ; and if there were such docu- ments, he trusted the Noble Secretary of St. ite would see the very extreme propriety, nay, the . bsolute necessity, of laying such papers before the House-— Here the matter dropped. COLO < 01N BILL. Upon the Order of the Day for entering into the second readme; of the G » ld Coin Bill, . , Lord BATKURST rose to state, that fioJ& g what bad passed in another House upon the su2 jert he did not expert that it would undergo much deb ire there. His Lordship entered into a wide and circuintantial inquiry into the question in all its hearings and relations, recurring to the various peiiodf ' ot history in which the course and rate of exchange was connected with the state of the cur- rent coin, and the commercial credit of the nation. Lord KING maintained that the present Bill, in reality, constituted Bank paper a legal tender for thecu'ren: coin of the r+ aim. The Bill of last year proteSed payments ia paper out of Court, and the amendment or. this year protefted pay- ments of paper in Court. This his Lordship re- garded is •> new asra in finance, and a triumph of Bank- paper over ancient bonds and engagements. The same language had distinguished the intro- duftion of the Bill in this Session as what had ac. companied it in the Session preceding, namely, tliat unless a permanency was bestowed upon the Bank- paper, we should not be able to manage a successful war in the Peninsula. By the enart- jnent of such a measure we were exhausting our- selves, and unnerving the military against the day when tlie battle might more closely approach us. The same as urances had been held out on the issuing of the French assignats, and the same rea- sons given for adopting the measure ; but we re- fused to be warned by the disastrous consequences which attended the mighty policy. We might indeed talk ot restraining within moderate bounds the issues of Bank paper ; but while we conversed concerning the means, we issued a quantity of Exchequer Bills, so as to augment the issue of Bank- notes, by having those Bills disbursed at the Bank. On the whole he was prepared to declare, that by all appearance the Bill had originated m fraud and folly— follf on the part of the Govern- ment, in attempting to enrich the Bankby a frau- dulent measure. Earl STANHOPE declared the swaddling clothe* of the infant ( the Bill) were very fine, but they were not of his putting on. The nursery maids merited all the praise—( A laugh.) His ha- bitation was surrounded by schemers, and nume- rous were the inventions which they had laid be fore him. One had discovered the perpetual move, ment, another had dreamt of the longitude, and the third, equally sagacious, had found out the philosopher's stone; but not one of ihem all equall- ed in raiity of invention the State alchymist ( Lord King), who had determined to make gold ap- pear, where, he said, no gold was to be found.— ( A laugh) When Bonaparte heard of the glori- ous measure he illuminated Paris—( A laugh)— The Noble Lord had maintained that the price cf corn was afferted by the metallic- currency, an opinion which recalled to his mind a notable re- mark on the comet which appeared during the last year. Two gentlemen of intelligence amongst incomprehensible things, standing one evening at Margate, one declared to the other, that the tail of the comet which he then saw streaming so bril- liantly along the sky, had been shuffled to and jr0 aye, and by an easterly wind too," re- plied hi* friend. So he would maintain, that as the comet's tail had been waved about by an ea « . €, lj wind, so had the price- of corn fcetn ir. flu » rSted by the metallit currency. Lord DARNLEY sunrorted the Bill. r , The Earl of LAUDERDALE opposed the Bill, inasmuch as it tended to enrich 600 indivi- duals concerned with the Bank, to the manifest injury of the nation. The Earl of WESTMORLAND supported the measure at considerable leng'h. ? Lord GRENVILLE said, that the occurrences of every hour displayed the British nation persist- ing in a course wfeich had overwhelmed other nations with misary. We were called upon to concede a measure which would lay the nation prostrate at the feet of the Bank Dirertors, with- out any restrictions put upon them but what their own discretion dirtated. The Noble Lord ( Gren- ville) in conclusion contended, on the necessity of making the Bank independent of the Government, and the Government independent of the Bank. Lord LIVERPOOL replied to Lord Grenville at considerable length. The opposition of that Noble Lord applied rather to the measure of 1797 than to the Bill before the House. If he were of opinion, that the Bank ought to resume its cash payments, still he should say, the Bill before them was necessary for the justice and security of the Public. As to what had been said about two prices— about a gold price and a paper price, he maintained, that there were not, generally speak- ing, any such thing in existence.—( Loud cries of hear, hear, from Lords Gremit/'! e and Lauderdale.) Lord LAUDERDALE was surprised at what had fallen from Lord Liverpool, and to shew him that there were two prices, he should on Fri- day next, move for a Committee to inquire into the Bank connexions with the Government, & c. After some further observations from Lord Liverpool and Lord Lauderdale, the Bill was read a second time, and ordered to be committed. AMERICA. Lord HOLLAND again adverted to Mr. Henry's correspondence with Sir James Craig, and inquired whether the Noble Lord ( Liver, pool) intended to lay it officially before the House ? The correspondence authorised Henry to produce certain papers to certain individuals, who might fee^ inclined to separate the Eastern Country from the Western, under the authority of this Government; and it yras of such nature, that it involved the honour and character of the country. If the Noble Secretary declined laying before them the correspondence, he ( Lord Hol- land) should move'for it on Friday next. Lord LIVERPOOL felt satisfied, that when i the matter shall come to be known, a very dif- ferent construction would be put on it than had bef- n given it by the Noble Lord ( Holland). Lord HOLLAND expressed his resolution to persevere, since Lord Liverpool had declined to answer his inquiry. VROTESTANT DISSENTERS. Lord HOLLAND presented a petition from the PtMestant Dissenters embodied in Societies in the cities of London and Westminster, praying for the repeal and abrogation of all penalties and legal disabilities imposed on all descriptions of his Majesty's subjerts, on the score of their religious tenets and persuasions, & c. The petition being red by the Clerk, and order- ed to lie on the table, Earl STANHOPE announced his intention shortly to introduce a Bill" for carrying into effert the prayer of this admirable paition, which he thought would tend to render a most essential ser- vice to mankind. HOUSE OF COMMONS— TUESDAY, APRIL 28. ORDERS IN* COUNCIL. Lord STANLEY, after detailing the pernicious consequences resulting from the Orders, moved, that the Petitions should be referred to a Commit- tee of the whole House." Mr. ROSE entered into a history of the Orders in Council— he denied that the Berlin or Milan Decrees had been revoked, and declared it to be his opinion, that even if the Orders in Council should be repealed, that America would not open an intercourse with England. He contended, that America would. suffer considerably by a war, though he admitted there were no internal taxes in America. Mr. BARING said, an experiment was made by the Orders in Council, but which totally fail- ed and that it would be worth while to try an- other experiment, by repealing these Orders. Lord CASTLEREAGH recapitulated the arguments of Mr, Rose. Mr. PERCEVAL contend?.! that if it could be proved that the distresses Were iu sonic degree or altogether occasioned by the Orders in Council, • fill it'would remain a question for Pailiament to decide, whtther, weighing the disadvantages against the benefits, they should be abandoned. MR.. MADISON'S MESSAGE. Mr. WHITBREAD took that oppoitunity of putting a question to the Noble Lord opposite, resperting certain allegations contained in the Mes- sage of the President of the United States to Con- gress, wherein he states, that attempts had been made to separate certain parts of the United States from the others, by an agent employed by Sir J. Craig, under the authority of this Government. The Honourable Gentleman here read a part of a letter,. purporting to be from Sir J. Craig, to a Mr. Henry, directing him to sound how far the people of Massachussett's were disposed to break with their Government, and how far they were disposed to receive military assistance from this country. He wished to know if those charges were true ? Lord CASTLEREAGH begged leave to dis- claim most peremptorily," on the part of the Bri- tish Government, any attempts to dismember the United States. It was certainly consistent with fart, that an agent, named Henry, had been dis- patched by Sir J. Craig, into the United States, without the knowledge of this Government. The first account which they received of him was, that be was employed by that General to procure in- formation relative to the military chirarter and re- sources of the Eastern Provinces; but the Go- vernment at the same time learnt, that he had been recalled by Sir J. Craig, on the menaces of hostilities being withdrawn by America. Mr. WHITBREAD read a , paragraph from one of the letters said to have been written by Sir J. Ciaig to this man, requesting the earliest rnfor- miiiou how ur the ich* i> itanu of the Massachu- setts were disposed towards a disunion from the Government of the United States. Lord CASTLEREAGH said, the Govern- ment at home concluded the transartion was end- ed, wheA they first heard of it; and there could be no greater proof that it was merely defensive informs'ion that was experted from this agent, than his being withdrawn by that distinguished Officer who had employed him, on the appearances of hostilities ceasing.; Mr. WHITBREAD. said, the answer was not quite satisfartory, and wished to know if there was any obj » £ lion to laying the papers before the House? To this no answer was given. Mr. PONSONBY read an extract of a letter, signed H. V. Rylarid, anddated January9, 1809, stating, that the Governor ( Sir J. Craig) would furnish him ( Henry) with a cypher, . by which he could communicate his information respecting the temper, & c. of the American people; and the Riglit Hon. Gentleman asked'if that was among the documents which had come to Govern- ment ? Lord CASTLEREAGH said, that in looking nto the inclosure no such letter appeared— Ad- ourned. LONDON, Wednesday, April 2$. Yesterday, soon after two o'clock, his Royal Highness the Prince Regent held a Levee at Carlton- house, which was very thinly attended. At a quarter before three o'clock, the Corporation of London arrived at Carlton- house, with she Ad dress Lately voted to his Royal Highness.— His Royal Highness was pleased to return the fol- lowing answer to the Address and Petition :— " It must' always be my inclination to listen with atten- tion to the Petitions of any part of His Majesty's subje& s. " For the redress of any grievances of which they tan reasonably compUin, I have full confidence in the wisdom of Par iarnenr, thf great " Council of the natron. " Being firmly of opinion that the total'c'hange in the. do- mestic Government and . foreign : policy of the Country, which it is the declared objert of, your Petitien t6 accomplish, would only serve to increase the dangers against which we have to contend, I - should be wanting co myself, and ts the great in- terests committed to my charge, if 1 did not steadily perse- vere in those endeavours which appear tonnriiest calculated to support the just rights of the nation abroad, and to pre- serve inviolate the. Constitution at home. " These endeavours can only be attended with success whin seconded by the' zral and loyalty of his Majesty's " people, upon which I shall continue to place the strongest reliance." DISTURBANCES IN ENGLAND. fffRE^ AtT^' fS^ ET'rERS. The following Letter has been leceived byi- a- Merchant in Leeds:— ' " Injurious Villains To « » » » , andfcurt- tn otters we have „ . on our list. " Set your mind at . ease, .'[ ml' your life out. of Danger,, by removing the Obnoxious- Gear ( the Machinery}, from veur Premises; for it gWe « a. e very much pain to be, obligated to tef. you. HOT fccajmot aiirch longer restrain nrry exasperated Coats, front Wreaking through all Rules and Order, rur they asset their'Right to " live by labouriug in a branch of Trad^, to which rtltotas^ arti& ltest1 Ajwentteshipaml sooner than see thijir numerous families of Children ( your neigh- bouring felbirw- Creatines) Cry and' Starve for Bread, they are Determine*! W Bit the most ignominious Deaths, for nei- ther the Milir- yy, not the Devil, can much longer restrain th- m fr. om. dispfaying their Revenge, in reducing yoiH- pro- perty. to Ashes, > ti « ! they vow that every second offence shall be punished with a visit to the bed- chamber of the offender, the second' watchword is Blood and Death, we have now two Hundred Horse man's T* istals; and the Blood of Cleckheaton shall soon be Retaliated upon the Proprie- tors of the extricated Ging Mills,- and their owners. Damn your st uls it shall be blood for blood ill a v^ ry short time. Yours in haste, G. LUDD." « April 12, 1812. Copy of a Letter sent to Mr. Smith, Hill- End. « SIR— Information has just been given me that you are a holder of these detestable shearing- frames, and I was de- sired by men to write to you, and give you forewarning to pull them down, and fur that purpose 1 desire you will un- derstand I am now writing to you; you will take notice, that if they are riot taken down, hy the end of next week, I will detach my Lieutenants with at least ttOOQmen to de- stroy them, and furthermore- to take notice, that if you give us the trouble of coming so far, we will increase your mis- fortunes,' by burning - your building down to ashes, and if you will have - r. e impuden.- e to fire upon any of my men, they'have order:, to murder you and burn down all your housing ; you will have the goodness to inform your neigh- bours that the same fate awaits them, if. their frames are not speedily taken down, as I understand there are several in your neighbourhood frame holders; and as the views and intentions of wie and my men have been much misrepresent- ed, I w- lli take this opportunity of stating them, which 1 de sire you will let your brethren in sin know of, 1 would have the merchants, master dressers, the- Government, and the public, to kn- iw that the grievances of such a number of r. ien ate not tc ht^ mide sport of, for by the- iast returns there were 27,280 isfiiiauhssss., bound, injthe bnnd of necessity, either to- .- nUevtbeiy- grievances or gloriously perish in the attempt. Ou she „ ri> y of Huddersfieid alone, nearly double the number » worn uku.- i" Lesdi by tlie'l'ateU letters from our correspondents » •• iearu'' that the inanufaOJurers'of the following pieces are " gong- ttt rise and join us in redressing, their wH- ngs, ¥- z M;- ; ei. efter, Wakefield, Halifax, Brad- ford, Sheffield, Giuliani, Rochdale, and all the cotton coun- try, jvhere. the. weavers in Glasgow, and c; my part" of Scot- land," will join in; the Papists in' Ireland are rising' t » a man, so that rh.; y are likely to find the soldiers something else to do than'iUiirrg m Huddw- hfudd.' and than frot be to the places now guarded by them, for we have come to the easiest way of burning them to ashes-, which most assuredly will be their fate eit'irer soonef or later; The immediate cause of us beginning when we did, . was that rascally letter of the Prince Regent to Lord? Grey and^. Grenvillt,- which left us no hopes of any change for the better, by his falling in with that damn'd set ef- rogiKf- vi'erce. val, c to whom we attribute all the miseries of our cpuntry, but we hope far the assistance of { he French Emperor; in shaking off the rottenest, wickedest, arid, tnost tyrannical ' Government that ever existed; then down comes the I& Hover Tyrant), and all bur Tyrants from the greatest to the smallest, apd we will be governed hy a just Republic; and may the Almighty hasten these happy time,, is the prayer and Wishes of mil- lions in this land— but we wont only pray, but we will fight t- the. Redcoats shall know, that when the proper times come we will never lay downiour arms until the House of Commons passes an A6t to put down all machinery, hurtful to the commonality, and repeal that to hang thtf fiame- hreakers. But we petition no more, if that wont do, fight- ing must.—( Signed) '. ' " By the General of the Army of Grievances, « NEDD LUDD'S CLERK " The Luddites at Nottingham, we hear, have re. linquished their system of frame. breaking, to com- mit arts of much greater atrocity. Letters from thence communicate an outrage perpetrated by these men, hardly to be equallt d for wantonness and cruelty. Oo Monday night last, about eleven o'clock, Mr. Trentham, ot the house of Trentham, Tierney, and Morton, in the weaving trade, was way- lai4 on his retuia home,- by m< ruffles, and , as he was Stepping up to his door, one of them placed himself before him, and presenting a pis- tol, shot him through the left breast, and then made his escape.— Tiie report of fire arms having brought the neighbours to the spor, surgical as- sistance was immediately procured, and the ball was extrarted from the back, a little below the left shoulder. Mr. Trentham being a gentleman of 63 years of age,' little h. O|- es„ are entertained of his recovery. The• Corporation of Nottingham have offered a reward of s£ 5Q0 for the discovery of " the villains, and it is? experted that Government, before whom the transartion has been laid, will make a similar offer, as fresh . disturbances were apprehended in the county. Government - have sent T> fF reinforcements to Nottingham, consisting of two rifle companies of the North York. Alt is quiet at Marrchester, but letters from Bolston state, some attempts had been made on Monday night to burn down a rope manufaflory. The soldiery were on the alert to prevent mischief.- A perspriwas yesterday conveyed in a carriage drawn by four horses through the city, under a strong escort to the Tower: the carriage was folT lowed by an immense mob, but we have not been able, with ac>'. racy, to ascertain the . prisoner's name, or his offence. The Taunton Courier has published a re- statement of the case cf the private in the Somerset Militia, in consequence of Mr. Perceval's denial of any such a circumstance having taken place. The authenticity of the case is now vouched for on ihe authority of Mr. Welch, a surgeon at Taunton. The Prince Regent, it is reported, has accepted an invitation from the Lord Mayor, to dine at the Mansion. House eqrly in the next month. Lieut. Groats undertook, op Wednesday morn- ing, for a wager of 100 guineas, to go on foot from Blackfriar's- road to Canterbury, and from thence back to Stroud, 72 miles in 12 hours. He had also an engagement to do 14 njiles within the first two horns, und appeared tolerably fresh ; but when he had done GO miles, he lagged : but being within time, by the aid of refreshment and good riibbitig, he did the wonderful Herculean journey in six minutes within the given time, by most ex- traordinary exertions, in a very crippled state. BELFAST COURSE OF EXCHANGE, & c. MAr t.— UfcHist on'London ( 21 ds.) per. cent. Belfast on Dublin ( 61. ds.) I per cent. - ,.' Belfast en Glasgow 7-| per cent, lmtn, APRIL 23.— per cent. Gov. Deb. 73 5 percent. Ditto EncUVt. AI'KJJ, 2L— 3 per cent. Consols APRIL 2:!,— Dub. on Lon. I> J- jf- | APRIL 21.— Loi>. onDtib. 9| A « R. VE[> R~~ M A If , S ' S! N ciTmrS LA8T. ~ DUT 9 . BV DOKAGHABH...... ( X BT DUBLIN O ~; , BELFAST, ~ . - Sfonday, May 4, 1812. Xn the last page ofthlrday's Paper, cmr Readers will find the most material of'the extraordinary American' Documents which accompanied the PRESIDENT'S late Message; it will also be seen by our Parliamentary Report, that the subject has been adverted to in both. Hoitses of Parliament, ahd that Ministers altogether disclaim having em- ployed Mr,. HENRY or, any mission to the United States. Sit JAMES CRAIG, it is maintained, only employed HENRY for the purpose of procuring defensive information, which might be useful in the event of hostilities breaking out oetwesn the two countries. The London Papers of Thursday last have arrived by express, by which it appears - that an- other Flag of Truce has arrived in England.— The nature of these communications has not transpired ; the circumstances, however, has had the effert of raising the Funds, on the'possibility that they may lead to negociations for Pcace. BY EXPRESS.' London, Thursday, April SO. Another Flag of-' Truce arrived at Dover yes. terday, afternoon, from Calais, with dispatches," which were immediately forwarded to the Port Admiral at Deal, and by him transmitted to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. This an. swer to our dispatch, which we suppose it to be, has bean sent from Parts very quickly, far that cfispatch did not leave London till last Thursday, and could hardly have reached Paris before Sun- day morning. The funds rose this morning about three- qunr- ters. per cent..''•''• '•'•':< " Oovr. Apri) 29.— 4 p. M. V A French boat with an Officer, apparently a naval, one, is just arrived in the road with a fliag of truce; he- was taken out, am' 3 » is dispuches> by the " officer of the Charles hired armed schooner of this port. " HALF- PAST i- otm.— The Lieutenant of the Charles is just landed with dispatches, and set off j in a chaise <| nd four to the Admiral at Deal; the French boat remains, in the road. " P. S. I have just learnt that the French offi. cer is a Captain in the navy, and the same who came before." EXTRACT Of ANOTHER LETTER. " Dover, April 29. " The Charles hited armed schooner, Lieute- nant Little, this afternoon, about four o'clock, picked up a, small French boat, bearing a flag of truce, and having an officer on- board with dis- patches from his Government to this. Lieut. Little landed the dispatches immediately, and set off with them in si chaise and four from the mail coach office to Deal, from whence they will be forwarded by the Port- Admiral to London. The French Officer is detained fo: the pre « t>> on board the schooner." Mr. Labouchere, of the House of Messrs. Hope and Co. of Amsterdam, arrived in town this \ morning ; he sailed from the Maese on Saturday4! last. This is the same Gentleman who came charged with a Mission from the Dutch Govern- ] ment to this country, during the time of King I Louis. Whether his pfesent visit is of a political or a commercial nature, has not yet transpired. T Her Majesty the. Q ieon held' a Drawing- room i this day. From some preparations in the way » if M dressand ornament, ordered on the part ot the prin. j cipal Ladies in the suite of the Princess of Wales, 1 it was supposed that her Royal Highness meant { to present herself on the occasion ; bjt others a'. ; ^- ibute the^ a preparations. to indention on the / part of her Royal Highness to hold a Court of 1 ber own. • Paris. Papers to the 85th inst. have been receiv* I ed in London. On the 22d, a Coun. of Mi- nisters was held, at which Bonaparte presided; V and, on the 23d, the Viceroy of Italy arrived ia ' Paris— the report of Bonaparte having set off to v join the army is therefore premature.". The re! - fj ligence from the Peninsula v. these papers, is not " important, bat we now leam, that the'Fr r- ch rr. j mies in Spain suffered materially by ck » ; destruc- tion of the col- n- mills, on the re'. earj^ f the British' | i Army, in the late campaign. 1\> remedy this ir. j i „ convenience, Marmoot is said to have. inrroduced > • • portable mills, by means of which, the French,- Army " will no longer have ts> diead the di y see- sons in Spain, which render the greater port of i the mills of no use— nor the malerolei. c- j of the .1 enemy, who destroy them in their I " treat," One [ of these portable . mills is to. atte. id each comptny, !: and « thus, like the Romans, ft will, b? suffi. ; er- I • to distribute corn to the corps of the army, long ' '• habituated to make their own bi . ad and bisct it." From the recent Proclamations of the French Ge- nerals in Spain, there is, however, an evident ap- j prehension, that grain for the subsistence < f their armies, may be absolutely beyond the rapacity of even a French Commissariat. ,.. A letter from Mentz in 20 days, transmitted by the way of Sweden, info ms, us that the i Austrian army, under the Archduke Charles - consists of 110,000 men, and are ready to jo-. a the French at the first notice. v I A letter from Paris mentions that it is the in- tention of the French Government to superced < the necessity of Licences, as it is conjectuied, on '/ account of th?. abuses that have grown out of that system of trade. The project meditated is said to be, that vessels shall be allowed to enter into the port from Antwerp to St. Maloes, as if they were provided with Licenses. A Mail from Anholt has also arrived. M-. j litary preparations proceed with* great vigour ' ' in Russia, but private letters represent the ;; ospeft 1 of peace with Turkey, as being perpertly hopeless Stimulated bv tlie'hostile demopstiatinris against I Russia, o. i the Polish frontier, the Divan has re- 1 solved to prosecute the war with renovated vigour, upon the Danube, where the Russians will, it is ^ said, art only on the defensive. A series of Bombay Couriers to the 22d of Dec! ' contain extrarts from the papers of the other Set- tlements. IV intelligence is not of importance. ' "- Lord Minto- returned to Calcutta onTt. esday, the ,17th of November. A meetiug of the British in- . habitants of Madras took place on the 5th of De- cember, to consider the best mode of" convej i T I their public congratulations tp Sir S. Aucbrnuty. j An Address was ordered to be prepared, a s word proposed to be presented, and a reques, m • te tfiae ! Sir Samu-.' l would permit his portrait to be taken ' by an eminent Artist, to be placed in an appro- priated public situation with the portraits of other distinguished persons. j Last week several country people came into- this town to purchase gold, at a premium of is. and upwards per guinea, to pay their Mav rents. We did not expert that any landlord Would have insisted on such a demand ' at this- period, when the bill for proterting the tenant has passed the House of Commons, and been twree read in the House of Lords. It may be some consolation. ' however, to those tenants to observe, by the pro- gress of, the Bill, that they will probably not again have to comply with such a vexatious baidship. Several Gentlemen have arrived'in London ' from Gottenburg on missions of importance, ^* 1 is conceived. An Austrian Messenger, bclong- ; ng to the. Cuirassiers, has accompanied them with 1 dispatches; he is also the beaier oi presents to the { Prince Regent, on the oocasion of his investment ' wit!, the fulf powers-,> f the B'ttUh Crown. It is reported that the Spanish Government ] mean ta « « » S8 Lord Wellington Prince of Badaj oz » j and Generalissimo of the Spanish Annies. It i.; | supposed his Lordship will be honoured with the Order of the Garter, and the dignity of a Mar- quis. On Saturday evening a beamif » t meteor was j seen pass over the south part of Edinburgh, in the direction of- from north- west, half north to ' south- west, half sonth. It was seen but a few seconds, and appeared about th « size of a 2i- i pound shot. . It elicited a numbar of sparks, and left a brightness behind it, which for some time marked its course. An uncommon occurrence took place at Dal- marnock, last Friday. Notwithstanding the mild- ness of the day, a whirlwind suddenly lilted from the dye- works about 20 webs, which had hcen spread out to dry, and, after having carried them to such a height as to. render some of them scarce- , ly visible, let them fall upon the holm at the d< s. ' tance of a quarter of a mile from the works. A large American vessel, having 4050 barrels, j and 400 half barrels of flour' on htfurd. f. om Philadelphia, has very 6pportunely arrived at Falmouth : she was in search of a marker, * nd the whole was immediately broaght Up for the use of the County of Cornwall, at 44, and £ 4, 5s. per barrel. ^ The spinning of cotton is now brought to such ' a pitch of perfection, that a manufacturer of Manchester offered a bet of 1000 guineas, that, with one of his machines, he would spin out one poundweight of cotton to the uijin tempted ksvg'U of 160 miles. - B BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE Earl Moira, it is said, intends to part with his house in London, and retire to Scotland, where he will reside in future. Sunday se'nnight, a duel took place between Ctipt. G. and Lieut. S. both of the 76th regt. near Kilkenny. After exchanging three shots, it was amicably adjusted. The Literary Academy of Warsaw have ap- pointed a Committee to write a general, History of Poland. Loan of £ 2,000,000 Irish, For the Service of the Year 1812, to be bid for at the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Chambers, in the Treasury, Dublin, on Thursday the 7th Day of May, 1812, at Two © ' Clock in the Afternoon. Fo| j each ^ 100 subscribed, will be given >£ 100 Capital in the per Cent. Stock; In'. « rest thereon to commence from the 25th Day of December 1811, to be consolidated with the present 3J per Cents.; and £ 20 in S per Cent. Stock; Interest thereon to commence from the 25th Day of March 1812, to- be consolidated with the present 5 per Cents.; and the Proposal of the Person offering to take the least Quantity of Treasury Bills ( bearing an Interest, at the Rate ol 5 per Cent, from the 25th of March, 1812), pay- able in Four Years, will be accepted, provided it be not more than a Sum to be mentioned iu a Paper previously sealed op. For the Amount subscribed, the Subscriber shall receive Receipts, according to the Manner praitised in Great Bri- tain ; such Receipts not to exceed Three in Number for every at 1000 subscribed, and for each Receipt that shall at any Time be paid in full, the whole Amounc of such Re- ceipt will be written in as stock. A Deposit to be made on the day of Bidding, by the ConrraAfcrs, of £ 100.000 in the Bank of Ireland, for mak- ing goo t the Coi. tract, subject to the Approbation of Par- iamtsnt, on INSTALMENTS. £ 5 per Cent. .£ 100,000 ... 7th May, 1812. 5 ....„„. JOO. OOO ... 25th May. 10 200.000 ... 26th June. 10 200,000 ... 27th July. 10 „• 200,000 ... 26th August. 10 200,000 ... " 26' h September. 10 200,000 ... 26th October. lO 200,000 ... 25th November. is 300000 ... 24th December. IS 300,000 ... 4th January, 1813. All Interes- on this Loan payable at the Bank of Ireland, The Sinking Fund under the Management of the" Com- missioner) tor Reiludtion of the National Debt will be en • creawd pursuant to 1 . aw by 1 per Cent, oa the Stock to be created by this l. oan. A Discount at the Rate of £ 3, I0i. per Cent, will be r . e for prompt Payment after the Deposit of the 25th May, according totne Custom in England. A Sum not exceeding £ 100,( Mtf- to be reserved for the Goverm rs and Direftors of the Bank of Ireland. No further Loan in Ireland during the present Year is row in the Contemplation of Government, nor will any fur- ther Treasury Ei'. ls be issued except for the Renewal of those payable in the year 1814. ADDRESS OF TIE PARISH OR N E W I 0 WN H AMILTON TO T! F E » EV • ROBERT T R ON SOX, LATE RECVOR OF SAID PARIS U . REVEREND SIR— The event of your departure from ua, and the general regret felt on the occasion, oblige us not to let pass the opportunity of publicly expressing our sentiments ef gratitude and respeft wfjich your cmidudl, as'Re& or, for the period of sixteen years, justy entitles you to. Allow us to present you with a Piece of Plate, with the following in- scription : " The gift of the Parish of Newtowuhamilton " to the Rev. ROBERT TRONSON, as a tribute of their re- " speit aud esteem for him " REV. JOHN DONOLY. THOMAS ROWLAND, C. W. JOHN WILES, Captain of New townhamilton Infantry. ANSWER. GENTLEMEN— I feel extremely gratified by your Ad- dress, presented to m'e this day— the kind expression it con- tains and the handsome manner of prefacing it. Indeed the attention and respeift which I always received within the preciii& s of my own parish aud Neighbourhood, sufficiently e incel the place I held in your esteem. I am much obliged for the tributs of your regard handed to me in so kind a m- nner, which I will ever retain as such ; and believe lie, I shall always feel a liv^ iy interest in the prosperity of the Parish of Newtownhamilton, and the comfort and happiness 01 every individual of it. I have the honour to be, GENTLEMEN, With the sincerest regard,. Yeur much obliged and most obedient Servant, ROBERT TRONSON. COUN'TY of ANTRIM, ^ PURSUANT to his Majes.^ To Wit. j Ly's Writ of Election, to . me directed, I shall, at a Special County Court, to be hglden at Carrickfer- gus, on Saturday the 9th day of May next, at the Hour of Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, proceed to the Election of one Knight of the Shire, to serve in the present Parliament, holden at West- minster, according to the statute in such case made and provided; of which all persons con- cerned, are hereby required to take notice Dated the 28th day of April, 1812. JOHN CAMPBELL, SHERIFF. TO THE Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders or THI COUNTY OF ANTRIM. GENTLEMEN-:— Having inadvertently oipitted one of the usual forms of qualification in the House of Commons, my Seat in Parliament has been vacatedand it becomes necessary for me to solicit a continuance of the very flattering sup- port which I have hitherto experienced from you. I sincerely regret the incident which produces the necessity o£ thus trespassing upon your kindness; I beg leave to assure you, that if I am so fortu- nate as to be again restored to the distinguished situation of representing your great and respect- able County, it shall ever be my highest ambition to observe - the same conduit, which you have so often been pleased to favour with your approba- tion. I trust you will have the goodness to con- sider the unexpefled circumstances of my situa. tion, as some apology for my not having it in my power to do myself the honour of paying my re- * pefls to you in person, I have the honour to be, GENTLEMEN, Your most obliged faithful Servant, JOHN O'NEILL TuHymore- Lodge, April 29,1812. The Russian Emperor lately sent a Special En voy to Servia, with a quantity of holy oil for the i • use Of the church of thai nation. Married. On Tuesday last, in London, WILLIAM THOMPSON, EniJ. of Birmingham, to MART, sepond daughter of Isaac De Joncourt, Esq. of the General Post Office, Dublin. Died. ~ ~ At Oownpatrick, on the 36th ult. in the 42d year of her age, of a lingering illness, which she bore with the m, i » t christian fortrode, Mrs. JANE OENVIR, relidl of the late John Denvir, of said place, much lamented by ail who had the pleasure of her acquaintance A sincere friend and an af- fectionate mother, has left a small ani disconsolate fatAily to bewail their loss. BELFAST SI- IT IP NE W.& —^— » <-,< r— The armed brig Donegal!, Courtenay, sailed for London on Saturday last. The new armed brig George, James Cfiugbey, Master, sails for London, first'fair wind after 6- h inst. The Minerva, Courtetiay, sailed yesterday for Liverpool. The Cere?, Savage, for Liverpool, clears on Saturday first. The Swift, Neel, sails for Bristol, first fair wind after 9th instant. The Kelly, M'llwain, from Livtrpool, arrived oh Friday, 1st ; n tant. The coppered and armed brig Levant, M'Kibbin, loads for London, to sail in a lew d ys. The Hawk, M'Cormick, loading for Glasgow, only waits a fair wind. The Diana, M'Cal'um, at Glasgow; and the Bee, Rankin, at Dubbn, are loading for Belfa. t. ' NEW. Hr SKIPPING LIST, For the Week ending Id May. ARRIVED. JErial, of and from London, Kioran, with bar - iron, teas, East India sugar, mustard, tallow, and hop « . Anne, of Belfast, Shiel, from London, with teas, wine, wood hoops, hops, mustard, clover- seed, garden and grass seeds, hardware, bar- ii- on, stationary, glass, pepper, cream- tartar, machinery, and bale- goods. Eleven vessels with coals. SAILED. Ellis, of Newry, Courii, for Liverpool, with linen- doth, flax, bacon', white and red herrings. Peace, of Whitehaven, Davis, for Washington, linen- cloth. Favourite, of Milford, Lewellin, for Cifdigan, with luien cloth and cows. Charlotte, of Newry, F-' gan, for Liverpool, with linen- cloth, butter, pork, bacon, flax, cow hides, tow, lard, snap, arid c df- skins. iErial, of London, Roytal, for Isle- Martin, with ballast and empty casks. Au- pic: ous, of Newry, Clarke, for Liverpool, with linen- cloth, pork, flax, and hogs'- Urd, Charlotte, of Newry, Faran, for Liverpool, with pigs. George, of and ior Maryport, Shaw, with linen- cloth and cows, Brothers, of Whitehaven, Donaldson, for Whitehaven, with linen- cloth and flax. F. outteeiivessels in ballast. NEWRY MARKETS, May 2. Wheat 74 Oats 1 Oatmeal 20 Barley 29 First Flour , » .... 46 Second ditto 45 Third ditto.......... 43 Fourth ditto 35 Pollard 10 Bran 10 Butter. ISO Rough Tallow 9 Flax Dressed 24 Ditto Undressed 14 Barilla ( Sicily) 30 Ditto ( Alicant) ... 40 Pot Ashes 44 Iron ( Swedish).... Do. ( British) ....... Beef Pork..... Liverpool Coals.. Swansea ditto.... Malting ditto, * f per barrel of 20st. f per stone of 141b. j> pet cwt. of 1121b. |> per barrel of 16 » t. per cwt of 1121b. I O C per stone of 16lbs. o 3 6 T O ( per cwt. of 11' Jibs. 0.3 ^ per ton of20 cwt, ° | per cwt. 112 lb. S? per ton. - 48 0 — 49 0 — ,0 H- O 0— 0 Weight of Bread at the Public Bakery this Week. White Loaf, 13J. Sib. Ooz. ] Household Loaf, 1Sd. 31b. 9oz. Brown " Loaf, 7d. 2! b » . 8oz.— Small Bread in proportion. THEATRE* BELFAST. qPHIS EVENING, ( MONDAY, May the 4th,) by par- jL ticular desire, will be presented, BRIAN BOROIHME. With, never performed here, THE TAILOR 8c THE QUADRUPEDS; A Tragedy for warm weather, BR, THE MANAGER'S LAST KICK. ( 109 MR. TALBOT'S BENEFIT. ON WEDNESDAY the 6th May, will be presented ( not ailed these Six years), the Comedy of A BOLD STROKE FOR A HUSBAND. And several Entertainments, and a Farce as will be express- ed iu the Bill's. ( 110 NOTICE. R. B. OBSW AVING commenced the Business of AUCTIONEER, begs leave most respeftfully, to solicit a share of pub- lic patronage, which he shall endeavour to merit, by stritft attention, and an adherence- to the intemts of alt who may favour him with their commands. 104) No. 98, Hercules street. EXCELLENT WELL- BURNED BRICK, rino BE SOLD at CROMAC MILL Apply at the JL Office « f BLOW, WARD, & CO. P « ttingerVentry. Belfast, May I. ^• r- Also for Sale, a strong, well- built JAUNTING- CAR, in the best order, with Harness perfectly good— App'y as above. ( Ill / t PERSON lately returned from College, who hat had som a - I experience in Teaching, would engage a, ToroR in a respectable Family, or undertake the Tuition of a few Pupils in Belfast, or its vicinity. Satifatlory information as to Character and Qualifications, may he bad by applying to the Rev. ROSS JEBB, or Rev. SAMUEL ffANNA. Belfast; or to the Rev. EDWARD GROVES, Carricifergus. 88) Belfast, 20lb April, 1812. FOR LISBON, THE FINE FAST- SAILING BRIG LORD DUNCAx, ROGER CROSBY, MASTER, The greater part of her Cargo is already engaged ; and she Will be( dispatched in all, next week. For Freight, apply to DAVISON, MOORE, & CO, Belfast, May 2, • 812. II MATTHEW BLACK AS JUST RECEIVED, PER THE KSLT. T, L, ondon Fancy list coating, In great Variety, suitable to the Season; anl expeifts by first arrivals, London Superfine Cloths—• Ctrsimeres—- Beaver Hats, OSc. & c. & e. 105) 7, Bridge- street, May 4. IVootlen and Manchester JVarekouse, 84, HIGH- STREET. JAMES Y O Uj- NG irTTAS received, by the Ceres, Cunningtam Boyle, and 1 il Kelly, from LIVEAPOOL, A Choice Assortment of Cheap Goods; • ONJISTtSO 0 » Superfine and Refine Cloths, London Printed Wai'stcoating, newest patterns, Cords, Velvteens, rind Nanheenets,. Counterpanes, Marseilles Q'lilts, Blankets, Bid- Ticks, fSc. Real Welsh and English Flannels, Knitting and Hosiery Worsted, Collar Check & Horse Sheeting, for Saddlers' use. The aijove Goods will be sold on reasonable Terms, for short payments. .{ 105) Belfast, May 4. JOHN KENNEDY, ARCHITECT, TO E^ IJRNS grateful thanks to his Friends ill Belfast and JiDV Neighbourhood, lor the liberal encouragement be hai received since he began business. He begs leave to inform them, and the Public in gener, tin he has, in Edinburgh, Dublin, art ! Lomtoif, acquired a kno. v. edge t> f what, in those Cities, ara the newest and most approved methods of con- du& ing his busine- S; he there- ore, in Town arid Country, solicits a contii; tianc% of the suppoir hitherto received by him, in Drawing Plain of Houses of a I descriptions— in exe- cuting Work by Measurement, Itstitiiite, or by the Day ; or in superintending Work planned by tithers. He also me ,- sures Timber, and all kind of Work connected with Building- t^ f Orders for him are requested to be loft at Mr } AXIK » M'APAM'S, NO. US, High- street; or at his House, No 7 Smithfield. ( 100; Belfast, Miy 1, 1812 To Perfumer Ha her dash \ c SHERWIN, DRA^ E, HARRIMAii & CO. Wholesale Comb Manufacturers, Perfumers, Hard- war emen, <:. 1REG leave to acq- iaint their Friends, they hive opened . in) Warehouse in Fleet- street, Dublin, where they have always an extensive Assortment of Articles in the above Line, and of the Newest Fancy, u » on tiie same Terms as at their Hou* e, 266, Shorediich, London. ( 107 NOTICE. To be Soli by Puilie AuMitn, on WEDNESDAY tho 20th inst. at the hour of ONE o'Clock, at the Exchange, Belfast, ONE HUNDRED POUND SHARE in the Lagan Navigation — Also, at same time aud Place will be Sold, ail the OUTSTANDING DEBTS in the Books o! the lareSAMUEL HEWITT, and whatever BONOS, BILLS, or NOTES, may remain on hand at that time, to enihie me to settle the Credits of the Bttaie— Terms at Sale. JOHN HEWITT, Administrator. May 4. . ( loS NOTICE TO ROPE- MAKERS & OTHERS. '[ JAN from ins Ap|> « * ri- « th" fp, Mr the Ist ult. TV CHARLES DOGHERTY, about 18 years of ag,-, stout made, light hair, a good complexion.— Whoever is found harbouring or employing my said Apprentice after this notice, shall be procured according to Law ; and any information respecting hi i will be thankfully received by THOMAS EKENHEAD. Belfast, May I. ( 102 SALE TO- MORROW. OPENED SALE. LAMBERT COLE, HENRY JACKSON, esni Others, Promovants ; The Brig or Vessel tailed the THOMAS JEFFERSON ABRAHAM BOKX. UK, late Master, Impugnant. BY the Marshal of his Majesty's High Court of Admiralty, of » Ireland, TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, under the DECREE of said Court, obtained in this Cause, and subsequent Order, on TUESDAY the ith of May next, at ONE o'clock in the Afternoon, in the Commercial Coffee- Room, Dublin, the VESSEL, in this Cause mentioned, now lying at the. Quay of Belfast, Burthen about 200 Tons, with all her BOATS, RIGGING, TACKLE, APPAREL, and FURNITURE, For Inventory and further particulars, apply to Mr. THOS EAKENHEAD. Rope alhl 8, dimmer, Ann- street, and at the Office of FRANCIS WHITLA, Esq. Attorney at Law, Dortegali- street, Belfast; at the Office of WM RICHARD- SON, Esq. Procter of Office to h'S Majesty, Poolbeg street; and to HENRY RICHARDSON, Deputy Marshall, Cope- street. 112) Commercial Buildings, DUBLIN, April 27. ASH TIMBER. ] TTPWARD$ of FOUR HUNDRED TREES, growing ! U in a Ring Fence, mostly Clean, and of rery large di- mensions, for Sale at a liberal credit. AlSo, a Quantity of ASH, cut up in different scantlings, for Farming Utenuis, at lowipticen. 105) SRN. LOROAN, Two Miles from PORTADIMTN, _ A~ CAUTION. IDO hereby Cantiiyi the Public, not to credit my Wife, MART GORMAN, alias O'HEAR, on my account, as I will not pay jny debts she may hereafter contrail — 0rU. n- lee, Parish of Drumgoubnd, County of Down, May 2, 1812 Witness, h's JOHN M'VOY, JAMES tf GORMAN, 101) ' ttiirk- The Public are rcspeiftfully mform- jKi^ ed, that it is intended the following ^ mN. E. TRADERS -^ L Stall tail at the under mentionedptriods-^^ ™ ^ TOR LONDON, The armed brig LEVANT, M KIBBIN..., 9th May These Vessels being armed and completely well found, Insurance by them will consequently be effected ofl the most reasonable terms, FOR LIVERPOOL, The KELLY, M'ILWAIN.. .'., 9th May. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The NEPTUNE, DAVIDSON 2d May. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The. armed brig BRITANNIA, ABERDEEN, on delivery of Teas from the Sales. The arrtied brig VENUS, PrNBltr'ON 14 days after For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs M'M. & JOHN WHARTON, Nicholas' Lane ; or, in Belfast, to R. GREENLAW, Agent, Who will receive and forward LINKN CLOTH and other MERCHANDIZE with care and dispatch. 13- A few Stout Lads wanted an APPRENTICES to the Set, to whom liberal Encouragement unit be gWeu. SALE- THIS DAY. RUM BY AUCTION, JOHN HERON will put up to Audion, on MONDAY next, the 4th instant, at ONE o'Clock, 50 Puncheons Jamaica Hum, Strong and well flavoured. MACFARLAN, Aufllmeer. William street? North— May 1. (" 87 COTTON- WOOL BY AUCTION, A T the STORES of ROBERT LYNN. JUN. on WED- . OL NESDAY, 6th May, at ONE o'clock, 100 Bags St: Doming') ( ijttou- fVool, OF FINE QUALITV. Ton at Sale. MACFARLAN, Auctioneer. May !, 181fc. ( 80 SALE THIS DAY. AUCTION OF FURNITURE. In the Matter of James hyndma a Bankrupt. N,\ Q f mg- — - J s. rei ,' J^ N MONDAY, the 4th May next, at the Owell- House, No. Donegal), street, at. th*: hour of ELEVEN o'Clock, and to continue daily until the whole shall be dis- posed of, the Entire Fashionable Furniture thereof. Consisting of Mahogany- Northumberland, Pembroke, Sldeiboarfl, Oal- d, Dressing, aud Work Tables; Parloar, Drawing- room, and Bed. room Chairs; Mahogany Drawees; Wardrobe ; Basin Stands; Pier and Dr " Using Glasses; Four- post Mah" og3iiy and Field Bedsteiuls and Hangings ; Feather Bed and Bedding; Bed, House, and Table Linen ; Win- dow Curtains; Carpets; He* rrh Rugs; Stair Carpet: ng; Brass Stair Rods; Fenders atiit Fire Irons ;. an excellent Eight Day Clock; Plate and Plated Wre; China, Glass, and Delf Ware; variety of Kitchen Utensils, and many other Articles necessary for House use. Ware- room Fixtures, Beam and Scales, Lumber, & c. TJSRM s-^- Ready Money for each article before removed. ROBERT DUNN, Assignee. Belfast, April 21, (. 27 BLEACHERS' SMALTS. GEORGE LANGTRT & C'O. T. TTAVE for Sale, a Parcel of Real DUTCH BLEACH- £ 1 ERS' SMALTS, of very hue Quality j ,' ALSO, American Pot and Pearl Ashes, Ai'ic itil Barilla, Refined S l petre, American Rosin Fine and Common Corigou Teas. 994) Belfast,' April 16, 1312. GEORGE LAM. GTRT & CO.' HAVE FOR SALE, r o QACKS of New Red CLOVER- SEED, lately land- 00 jo) ed from the South of England ; the Quality of Which is most superior, and: will be sold on reasonable Ferms 972) - Belfast, April 14.. NEW FLAX- SEED, ENGLISH & AMERICAN. GEORGE LANGTRT V CO. HAVE FOR SALE, 570 BAGS, just landed from, the South of England, the growth ef last year, and producedfrom real RiG4 Flax- seed, 650 HO& SHEADS, imported- per tlx Protection and Hibernia, from New- Tori. 690) Belfast, March 6. FLAXSEED, TAR, & c. HOLMES ( if BARKLIE HAVE FOR SALE, 447 Hogsheads Flaxseed, 500 Barrels Tar, and 10,000 Staves, Now landing from on board the Ship Atlas. Belfast, May 1. The Atlas will sail for NEW YORK in about three Weeks, with Passengers ( 90 NEW- YORK FLAXSEED. 1 LO - FI OG3HEAMS NEW- YORK FLAXSEED ' '' ' 1 of last Season's growth, and of a superior Quality, for Sale on moderate Terms, by HUGH WILSON & SONS. Corporation- street, April 29. 1812. . ( S9 " SUGA R A ND COTTON, BY AUCTION. HUGH WILSON & SONS ILL put up to Public Saje, on TUESDAY the 5th May, at TWELVE o'clock, 70 Casks Jamaica and Surinam Scale Sugars, and' 41 Bags Surinam Cotton. 62) Corporation- street, April 28. ALICANT BARILLA, Of the latest Importation. JOHN MARTIN & CO. HAVE FOR SALE, 550 BALES, OF PHIME QUALITXJ. AIJP IN, FlNE. ORDElt. 691) • - Ann- street— March 6. NEW NEW- YORK u> 1A TJJOGSHEADSNF. W ^ J- V/ J. J s; iED, for Sale, by BERWICK, ASH, & 53, Waring- fctreet. April ? 9, tfi 12 - RUSSIAN YELLOW CANDLE TALLOW \ SMALL SUPPLY, of Prime Quality, jast received JA. for Sale by ROBT. GETTY & JAS. LUKE, Who will Sell also Of! reasonable Terms, the following Articles, viz. New Weans and Upland Georgia CCTTQN, New- Tcrk POT ASHES, and Cork WHISKEY. , ( 7„? C R A W FORDsTw A L L ACCC" JT HAVE FOR SAT. E, AT THRIR STO'TSS, New New- York FLAXSEED-, New Dronthon DEALS, Alicante BARILLA, Tenerijfe WINE, and Season M^ ted TALLOW, in Ilhds. , April 9J SICILY CARGO. 120 Tons Sicily aarilla, 154 Bags Shumac, 9 Casks of Lemons, JUST Arrived, and are now Landing from or, board tie Syren, MARK H. GARknER, Master, direiSt frmn IVfai- 2ARA, atld will be disposed of on reasonable Terms, by WILLIAM PHELPS. Belfast, April 27, 1812. AL, iO FOR SALE, Peterslurgh Clean Hemp, New Riga Flaxseed, English Ditto, Dutch Smalts, Barrel Sta ves, New- Tori Pot Ashes, Mont RED " DittoF Alicant Barilla, Cotton- Wool, Red Herrirjg:, Corkwood. NEW RIGA FLAXSEED. ROBERT SIMMS & SON are Landing for Sale a L V Parcel of RIGA FLAXSEED, The growth of last Season, of prime Quality. 4i?) Belfast, April 24. FLAXSEED Sc ASHES. Ii30 Hhds. New New- Tori Flawed, 24 Half. Ditto Ditto. 212 Barrels first sort Pot Ashes, . S • , FOR SALE, BY THOMAS S. FANNING, - , Donegal! Quay. Belfast, February 28, 1 SI2. ' ( FI4L SAMUEL & JAMES CAMPBELL, ARE LANDING, AND- HAVE FOJ* SALE, . Congou and Green Teas, Refined Sugar, Scale Soger, Sun and Lexia Raisins, Muscatel Raisins, Turkey Figs, Lemons • in Chests, Black Pepper, Jamaica Coffee, Ginger and Pimento, 855) New- T'ork Flax- seed, New Red Closer- seed, Pot and Pearl Ashes, Upland Georgia, 1 Cotton- Sea Island j Wool, Alicant Barilla, Bleachers' Smalts, Refined Saltpetre, Ditto Rosin, Spanish Flora Indigo, April 1. NEW RIGA FLAXSEED. Henry J. Tomb 8$ Robert Holmes RE Landing, for Sale, a Quantity of NEW RIGA FLAXSEED, of exc » llent* Qnalify. 965) Belfast, April 14. A1 h i;-^" « * The Public are respectfully inform. ttKfex « di chat the following REGULAR TRADERS • with tie Jir* t f air Wind after the dates mentioned : FOR LONDON, The armed brig GEOR GE, JAS. CAUOHET, Master, 6th May The armed brig LAGAN, HO. NRINE 14 days afteo FOR LIVERPOOL, The CERES, SAVAGE 9rh M-- y The CUNNINGHAM BOYLE, BELL, Eight dayiaft r FOR BRISTOL, The SWIFT, NEEL 9th May. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The FANNY, MARTIN 8th May. The MINERVA, COORTENAV... Eight days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig AURORA, STARKS,,., 23d May, The armed brig DONEGALL, COURTEX- AT, 14 d » y « afttr, ' For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs. ALEXANDER and WILLIAM OG1LBY, Abahurch- Yard.' Gentlemen who have Linens to forward, will please send them to GEORGE ' LANGTRY fcj-, AT, \\ atoot { ads earned as Apprentice, to eh" Sea, NOTICE. ' IT'HERE will be A MEETINC of the TRUJTEES for the * 2d and 3d Divisions of the TURNPIKE ROAO, from Banbridge to Belfast, held at LORD PONEGAI. L'S Office, in Belfast, on FR1D., Y the 8th day of May next, at ONE o'Clock, for the piirpose of appropriating the Monej for said Divisions; and receiving JOHN JHUNSTOM'S Bail for paying the Rent of the Lisburn Gate. « Signed by Order, JAS FETHER8TON, H Treasur- r. April 27, 1SI2, ( 5C> „ NEW. YORK FLAXSEED. JL RRPHE SUBSCRIBER has received a large Supply ef NEW. • It YORK FLAXSEED; of both this and ! « » t Year's importation, which he wilt dispose of on moderate Terms. JOHN SHAW. DuRt- HiLL, near Dungannon. ( 939 FOR GLASGOW, THE HAWK, B. ML'ORMICK, MASTER, ( A constant Trader), • Loading, to sail first fair Wind. The BETSEYS, NEILSON ( also in port), Eight days afted FOR DUBLIN. The DISPATCH, JAMHON, in a few days. For Freight, apply to GEO. MONTGOMERY. THE DIANA, P^ I'CALLUM, at Glasgow; tl MARGA- RET. &. NANCY, GALBRAITH, 8t Greenock; and the BEE, RANKIN, at Dublin, are loading for Belfast. < 6) Belfast, April 27. FOR NEW- YORK, The American Ship WILLIAM, Burthen 350 Tons PETER LYDIKIN, MASTER, Will sail for the above Port ( with whatever Passenj^ rs may offer) first fair wind after the 15th instant. The WILLIAM is a very fine stout Vessel, high and roainy between Decks, and sails remarkably fast Those who wish to avail themselves of fhis favourable op- portunity, Will please apply immediately to the CAPTAIN on Board, or the SUBSCRIBER, who will take care to have a sufficient supply of Water and Fuel for the voyage. JOHN VANCE, Waring- street. Belfast, May 2, 1812. ( n 3 to 4000 Spanish Dollars to be Soli. FOR KINGSTON, JAMAICA," THE LEONIDAS, JOHN GAMMACK. MASTER, Will be cleat to sail on the lOcfi May. For Freight or Passage, apply to SAML. & JAS. CAMPBELL April 20. ROBERT LYNN, Ji? N. Who are landing from JAMAICA, SUGAR, RUM, COT. TON- WOOL, COFFEE, GINGER, and LOGWOOD, i . t sale on reasonable Terms. Licensed to Sail without Convoy. FOR KINGSTON, JAMAICA THE FAST- SAILING COVPERED BRIO BARROSA, JOHN KELLEHER, MASTER, Will sail in all the ensuing month— For Freight 01 sage, apply to JAMES K E E NT, - Autocharts' Qi » . iy. vsrdt promoting so d- sirable and important an ob- ject • which, ! f srcompli'he'l, cannot fail to extinguish, per- haps for ever, those expectations abroad, which may pro- tect indefinitely an accommodation of existing differences, and cheek the progress of industry and prosperity in this rising Empire. " T have the booeur to transmit herewith the documents » nd correspondence relating to an important mission in which I was employ* ! by Sir James Craig, the late Governor Ge- neral of the British Provinces in North America, in the winter of the year 1809. " The publication of thns- Papers will demonstrate a faCt not less valuable than the good already proposed ; it will prove, that no reliance ought to be placed on the pro- fessions rf goo ! faith of an Administration, which, by a series of dis? strnr. s events, has fallen into such bands as a Castlereagh, a Welles! ey, or a Liverpool— 1 should rather say into the hands of the stupid subalterns, to whom the pleasures and the indolence of those Mini- ters have con- signed it. " In contriWing to the good of the United States by an exposition which cunnot ( I think) fail to solve and melt all civision and disunion among its citizens, I flatter myself with the fond expectation, that when it is made public in Eng- land it will add one great motive to the many that'already exist, to induce tliat nation to withdraw its confidence from men whose political career is a fruitful source of injury and embarrassment in America; of injlt tire and misery in Ire- land; of distress and apprehension in England; and contempt every where. " In making this communication to you, Sir, I deem it incumbent on me di « tinflly and unequivocally to state that I adopt no pirtv views; that I have not changed any of my political opinions ; that I neither seek nor desire the p- itron- « ge nor countenance of any Government nor of any Party ; and th;- t in addition to the motives already errressed I am influenced by a just resentment of th"' perfidy and dishonour of those who first violated the conditions upon which I re- ceived their confidence; who have injured me, and disap- pointed the expectations of my friends, and left me no choice but between i degrading acquiescence in injustice, and a re. uliatior, which is necessary to secure tome my own respect. Th « wi.' U'M will be felt where it is merited; and if Sir James Craig ' till lives h; s share of the pain will excite no sympathy amorg these who are at all in the secret of our I have the honour to be, Sir, vour most obe- connexion.- dicnt servar ( Signed) « J. HENRY." First comes a letter from W. W. K viand Secretly to Craig, making offers to Henry, proposing acypbcr, & e. dated January 2' j, ' 809. J, 0 II. — G7NFRAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM SIR J. H. CRAIG, TO MR. HENRY, RESPECTING HIS SECRET MISSION. His Excellency the Governor Henry, February A letter from Sir , T Craig to Mr Henry, dated Feb. 6, directs him to proceed to Boston, to find out the leading characters ; thy state of the miblic opinion both with regard to their internal politics and to the probability of a war with England; the strength of the two great parties into which the country is divided, and the views and designs of that which may ultimately prevail; to ascertain whether the fe- deralists of the Eastern States, ( should tliey be successful in obtaining a decided influence over the public opinion) would not exert that influence to bring about a separation from the general Union; and " bow far in such an event they would look up to England for assistance, or be dispos- e: I to enter into a connexion with her." Should lie ob- tain an intj- nacy with any of the leading party, he is at li- berty to insinuate, though with great caution, c( that if they should wish to enter into any communication with the Eng- lish goveruinent through me ( Craig) you are authorised to receive such, and transmit it to me;" for which purpose a credential is inclosed, to lie used only if found necessary. A letter from Henry, Montreal, Jan. 31, 180!), express- es hi;> readiness to serye the British interest; and that he is ready to proceed on his mission.— Another letter from Henry, Montreal, Feb. 10, says, he has received bis Excel- lency's instructions, letter of credence, and cypher for car- rying on bis correspomlencee; he has learnt it, though not completely.— A letter dated Burlington, ( Vermont), Feb. 15, says, the people there consider the embargo unnecessary oppressive, and unconstitutional ; in case of a war, the Go- vernor will use bis influence to preserve that state neutral. Mr 11. odds, " ifthese resolutions are carried into effect, the State of Y" ermout may lie considered as an all* of Bri- tain." A letter from Windsor, ( Vermont), Feb. 18, says, he has now learned that the people would be nearly divided in- to equal numbers, of which one would support the govern- ment if it could be done without involving the people in a civil war ; but at all events would risk every thing in prefer- ence to a coalition with Great Britain ; there is no man fit to take the lead in case of civil commotion. A letter from Amhe- rst ( N. H.) Feb. 23, says ho chuses to send by private conveyance whenever practicable, because democratic Post- Masters will all break a seal as quick their word, and there is no trusting them; the administra- tion love popularity and will do any thing, however mean or unjust, to maintain it; scolds about democracy. Boston, March 7.— Mr. Henry thinks, that should Con- gress declare war against Great Britain, the legislature of { Massachusetts would declare itself permanent, invite a Con- gress, to be composed of delegates from the federal states, j and erect a separate government for their conuuon defence; ! but the leading federalists do not entertain an idea of with- drawing if it can possibly be avoided— The common people love the constitution, though they hate the embargo and would not repudiate the constitution, though they sutler just now under it, or under the administration of it. March 9t/( and 1 Si/ i.— Unimportant speculation, should a non- ititercourse. take place— Not necessary for G. Britain to make concessions. March 29.,— New Hampshire has elected a federal gover- nor— Connecticut veetls no e/ uingr— of no consequence who is governor of Rhode Island, as he is merely the President of the council. The adminfstration wish a war with Kng- land, but can do nothing without the aid of the Northern States, the bone and muscle of the v. hole union. April 13.— The Northern States will do nothing for us towards separation. April 26.— Speculations on Krskine's arrangement. Mnij 5.— The recent changes that have occurred quiet all apprehensions of w, and consequently lessen all ho[> e ot a separation of the States. Madison is far from being friend- ly to Great Britain ; his party would not support him in any manly ami generous policy towards England. .\ tat/ 25.— He says, that, in the present state ot" tilings in this country, his prrwnce can contribute little to the inte- rc.- tr, cf Great Britain. If Mr lirskina is sanctioned iu all he has conceded, it would be unavailing to attempt to carry i: itn effect, the original purposes of his mission. Here Htnry leaves Bosto ® aud got;, to Montreal, being told by Ilylaud, ( Craig's Secretary) tbat ho is no longer wanted there. At Montreal he gives more opinions and advice. In one of Byland's letters to Hoary, he says : " Y am really out of spr its at the idea of Old England truckling to such a debased and accursed government as tbat of the United States." EXECUTION or k-' s MEMORIAL, TO LORD LIVERPOOL, PEEL, Or THE . 1809.- in Chief's instructions to Mr. Most secret an J confidential ] " Q: nits, Fthru try 6, 1809, Sin — As you have so readily undertaken the service which I have suggested to you as being likely to be attend. I ed with much b- nefit to the public interests, I am to re- quest that with your earliest convenlency you will proceed Boston. " The principal objc Ct tbat I recommend to your atten- tion is the endeavour to obtain the most accurate mf. rma. fion of the true state of affairs in that part of the Union, which, from its wealth, the number of its inhabitants, and the known lnte! b) « " nce and ability of several of its leading men, must naturally posses. a very considerable influence oyer, and will indeed probably lead the other Eastern States of America in the part they may take at this important crisis. " I shall not pretend to point orrt to you the mode by which yon will he most likely to obtain this important in- formation ; vour own judgment and the connexions which you may have in the town must be your guide. " I think it fcriwevi r, necessary to put you on your euard the V - derulists, against tbe uangtiinerv ss of an aspiring party ; t!" as I yndcrxwd, ha--", at all times, discovered a i- aning to this disposition, and their being unlet its particular influ- ence at this moment, is the more to be expected from their having no ill- founded ground for their hopes of being ne. rer the a'tainment of their objeCt iban they have been lor some years past. " In the grnernl terms which I have made n « e of in de- scribing tbe objefi which I recommend to your attention, it is scarcely necessary that I should observe, that I include tbe state of the public opinion both with regard to their in- K'. d to tbe probability of a war with Eny- temal politics, land; the en — . a war with Eng. comparative strength ef tbe two i; re; it parties in- to which the country is divided, and the views aud designs of that which may nl'iroately prevail " It has bi ' B supposed, that if the Federalists of the East- ern Spates should be successful in obtaining that decided in- fluence, which uiav enable them to dired the public opi- nion, it is not improbable, that rather than submit to a con. tmttance of the difficulties and distress to which they are now subjeCJ, they will exert that influence to bring about a ' eailiest informa- MS. HENRY'S ENCLOSED IN A LETTER TO MR 13TH JUNE, WITH A COPY OF THAT LETTER. " The undersigned mest respectfully submits the follow- ing statement and memorial to the Earl of Liverpool: " Long before, and during tbe administration of your I. ordship's predecessor, the undersigned bestowed much per- sona! a'tention to the state of parties, and to the political measures in the United States of America— [ Here is an erasure of about four lines.] Soon after the affair of the Chesapeake frigate, when his Majesty's Governor- General of British America had reason to believe that the two countries would be involved in. a war, arid bad submitted to his Majesty's Ministers the implements of the English party in the United States, for an efficient resistance to tbe General Government, which would probably terminate in a separation of the Northern States from tbe general confederacy; he applied to the un- dersigned to undertake a mission to Boston, where the whole concerus of the opposition were managed. The objeCt of the mission was to promote and encourage the federal party to resist the measures of the General Government; to otier assurances of aid and support from his Majesty's Govern- ment of Canada; and to open a communication between the leading men engaged in that opposition and the Governor- General upon such a footing as circumstances might sug- gest ; and finally to render the plans then in contemplation subservient to the viewi of his Majesty's Government. t The undersigned undertook the mission which lasted fro m the month of January to the month of June, inclusive, during which period those public acts and legislative resolu- tions of the Assemblies of Mass. chussetts anj Connecticut were passed, which kept tbe General Government of the United States in check, and deterred it from carrying into nestution the measures of hostility with which Great Britain Wa,- menaced. For his services on the occasion herein recited, an,! the loss of time and expences incurred, the undersigned neither sought nor received any compensation ; • "- a HUGH MACDON\ LO. NEIL SO'H IERL \ ND, AND HIJOH M'INTOSH, Th » two first Tor Robbery, and the last for Murder and Rohb » ry, committed on the Slst December and 1st of January last. Edinburgh, April 23. Yesterday, pursuant to a sentence of tbe High Court o1 Justiciary, the execution of those unfortunate voung men took place in the High- street; a gibbet and scaffold having been ereeled for the purpose, opposite the Stamp- Office Close, very early in the morning. The preparations for this awful scene commt need about nine o'clock in the morning, when the Criminals, heing re- lieved from their irons, and having received some ref. esh menr, spent soma time in private devotion and prayer, along with Mr. Porteous, Chaplain to the to'booth, whose anxiety for their eternal welfare has been unremitting since they re- ceived sentence. At one o'clock thp streets from tbe tnlbootb to the scaf- fold, were lined with 400 of the Royal Perthshire militia, n ho came from the Castle for that purpose. At tbe same time, all the avenues leading to the High- street were guarded, so as to prevent carriages or carts from appearing on the street At a quarter before two o'clock, the four Magistrates of the city, preceded by their Officers, and accompanied bv the Rev. Drs. Fleming and Campbell, and Mr. Andrew Thom- son, three of the ministers of this city, with the Moderator and a party of the High Constables, dressed in black, pro- ceeded from the Council- Chamber, Reyal F. xchange, to the tolhooth. Before the arrival of the Magistrates, the Crimi- nals had been brought from the iron- room into the hall, and, in coming down stairs, Mijcdonald bade (• ewell to se- veral of the rioters, wh0 were confined in the room below. After the Magistrates and Ministers came into the ha!!, a psalm was sung, m which the unfortunate young men join- ed, with the most fervent devotion ; this was followed with a prayer by tbe Rev. Mr. Andrew Thomson. The ISOth psalm was then sung, which was, in like manner, followed with a prayer by Dr. Campbell. About 20 minutes before three, the procession then moved from the tolbooth in the following order:— The Moderator and a party of the High Constables. The City Officers bareheaded. The four Magistrates in their robes, with white gloves, and their rods of office in their hands. The principal Officer of the City, with his baton and badge. Neil Sutherland, accompanied by the Rev. Dodtor Fleming, dressed in his gown and bands. Hugh M'Into » h, accompanied by Dr. Campbell. Hugh Macdonald, by the Rev. Mr. Andrew Thomson. A large party of extra Constables, of whom 150 had been sworn in for the occasion, closed the procession, which was escorted on each side by the city guard. M'lntosh and Sutherland were dressed in blue coats and pantaloons, with white vests, and Macdonald in a biue jac- ket, and white trowsers. They were all bareheaded, by their own desire, and wore gloves. In this manner, tbe procession moved in a s'ow and so- lemn pace from the tolbooth to the scaffold.— On their ar- rival at the gibbet, some time was spent in singing and prayer by Dr. Fleming. The 5th hymn was chosen for this occa- sion. About full- pi, st three, the clergymen took leave of the Prisoners, who immediately mounted the fatal drop — The executioner having th n performed his duty, they took a last farewell of each other, shaking hands with great warmth and affedtion. In a few minutes the signal was i given by Suth rland, when they were all three launched in- to eternity. The great bell immediately began to toll, which, joined to other circumstances, struck inconceivable awe into the minds of the spectators, many of whom took off their hats and remained uncovered After hanging the usual time, the bodies of tbe Ivisoners were cut down, an « f, being put into coffins, were conveyed into the tolbooth. The Magis- trates and Constables retired into the Council Ch imber — Before the soldiers left the st'eet, the gibbet and scaffold were taken d » wr, otr(, .4. half- past four, the whole wa- over, and the street cleared. Besides the 400 of the Perthshire Militia who were or ; the street, there was a guard of the Renfrewshire Militia 1 round the scaffold, and a picquet of the Royal Edinburgh Volunteers, consisting of 200 men, were- stationed in the Parliament Close " 1^ 1 1st regiment of Edinburgh Local Militia was in Hunter's square, and a troop of the 6rh Dra- goon Guards in the Riding School, Nicolson's- street. Parties of constables, policemen, and the city patrole, were also sta- tioned in proper places, to preserve order and the peace of the city. Ever since these liufortunate young men received their senrence, their behaviour has been in every respeCl sui able to their unhappy situation. Macdonald was totally unedu- cated, and could neither read nor write. He was, however, much as- isted by Sutherland, who had received a better edu- cation. They expressed the deepest penitence, and confessed their guilt as to tbe robberies, but M'lntosh denied all know- ledge of the murd- r. Their conduct to the last was devout, but firm, and they met their fate with singular firmness and resignation. The execution of thewe young men being intended as a dreadful example, to be remembered for years to come, and this being indeed tire only justification of so strong a mea- sure, every thing was studiously contrived to impart, if pos- sible, additional solemnity to a scene in itself sufficiently aw- ful : and the interesting appearance of those who were to suffer the heavy judgment of the law— their extreme youth — their modest deportment— their fervent devotion while on the verge of eternity— the groat array of the civil and military power, called out to witness or assist the execution of the law— with a thousand other circumstances, worked up the minds of the spectators to such an inconceivable pitch of pity and horror, that we will venture to say, there was hardly, in the immense multitude, an individual, who, if he had had in his power the issue of life or death, would have hesitated in delivering these \ three unfortunate youths from suffering and from shame: so much did the natural senti- ment of pity outweigh, in that awful moment, the more general consideration of the public interest. T- 1. . Mae. lnnaM and M'IntoS and a heart after the mind of Chris' must be given to me, else I can never be worthy to live nor fit to die. Their leep sense of sin, ind their xeal lor an interest in the Lord lesus Christ, seemed to incense every clay. M'Dortald fre- quently said, « • Cou'd I believe tbe promises, I should will- ingly die this very day." On the evening of their last Sabbath, white they were at their devotions, the keeper went tip with a light, in rfrder to inquire if they wanted any tiling before they were locked up. By the obscure light, a mouse was seen running across the floor, which the guard, pursued, that they might kill It. The young men looked at it. keenly, when Sutherland said, " Ah ! could la, easily etiape as that li'. t. e creature vs-. ll do." He bad scarce snid these words, when it su k into a crevice, and disappeared almost at his feet. On the Tuesday afternoon, they wrote letters to their parents and friends, in which they warned them against the very appearance of evi!— charged them to study tbe Bible, which was wow their only comfort— to retnember the Sab- bath- day to keep it holy, & c. and concluded by commending them to God the Saviour, and affectionately wishing them farewell. Neil Sutherland was often beard to say, " I never thought about the nature of sin till of late;— I now see nothing but the blood of Jesus Christ can take it away. Man may par don a crime, but he cannot removv the guilt from the coil science. When I die, I will leave my mother, my friends, the world, life itself, and the body too; but, alas! sin will pursue me to the throne of God, and, without Christ, even to hell for ever!" O, says Hugh M'Dohald, if we are saved through Christ, then are we not free! Turning to a minister sitting by, does not the Bible say so? The following passages were quoted and explained:—•" The blood of Jesus Christ, his son, cleanseth from all sin."—" God is in Christ, reconciling the world to himself; not imputing their trespasses unto them."—' 4 God punishes sin in the person of tbe Saviour, and gives the guilty a free pardon— while tbe Holy Spirit purifies tbe conscience " They have left written on the Bibles, and other tie,. ks they read, several short thoughts and declarations, expressing the comfort they received from religion. We quote the following:—" This blessed book has been my inst, uCtor and comfort when I thought 011 my grave This is a faithful Saying, and worthy of all acceptation, tbat Christ Jeuls cams into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief."— Neil Sutherland——" This Bible lias been my candle when 1 was in darkness, and I have found more riches in it than in all the world, for I have found peace to my soul when it was weary and faint, and it has made my chains light; it has turned a den of thieves into a house of prayer, and made me happy even in going to death, by delying its sting." ( Signed) « NEIL SUTHERLAND." Born, March, 1794— Died, April, 1812. " Jesus Christ is all my salvation, and all my desire, and the Bible all my hope, llu^ h M Donald" [ IVe understand that Donald could neither read nor writeo— of course this fiici requires some explanation.] " I feel deeply grieved for my sins, but trust for a free pardon through my l> ird Jesus Christ. Thigh M'lntosh"— M Intosh also left wsitten in his Bible, a solemn declaration of his innocence as to the murder of Dougal Campbell. It was written, we believe, the day before his execution The unfortunate youths frequently expressed their grati- tude in the warmest manner to the Rev. Mr. Poiirteous and. other clergym.- n who attended them, for the 11 u me runs proofs of their marked attention 3nd pious zeal. COMMERCIAL REPORT. known justice and liberality of his Majesty s Government fo r the reward of services which could not, he humbly con- re-. ves be estimated in pounds, shillings, and pence. On the patronage and support which was promised in the etter of Sir J. Craig, under date of the 16th January, 1806. niraln from the general Union. The eail. est mforma- » ' » « " - <> ajBUrancc> .. That the f„ rmer corres- tion on """ JT'^' be, that it should be informed how vernment, a » « may ^ ^^ ^^ ^ Eng, anJ fer > enter into a connexion with us. far, in such an event, they w I.,,... ..... tstance, or be disposed to " Although it would be highly inexpedient that you • hould in any manner appear as an avowed agent, yet if yon could contrive to obtain an intimacy with any cf the leading party, it may not be improper that you should in- sinuate, though w ith great caution, that if they should wish lo enter into any communication with our Government through me, you are antlwrised to receive any such, and will safely transmit it to me— and as it may not be impossi- ble tint they should require seme document by. which they ' that you are really in the situation in which I eticluse a credential to be produced may- be asturci r^ X- & Tmosi particularly enjoin and dire*, that vou do noT ' make any use of this paper, miles, a desire to IZ purpose should be expressed, and - to you see good ineff ill? cation than yoH - if vre 0inff that the doing so may lead to a more l i— c- iontban you can otherwise look or rp slC tbrougl. the State of Vermont, you will of in pes'" S to procure all the information courve exert your roake there may admit You will use your own discretion as to delaying your confidential commuiii hrol • endeavours to procure that tie short stay y of. You will use •, journey, with this view, more or less. In proportion to your prospeCts of obtaining any information ot consequence. " 1 request tu hear from you as frequently as possible; and M letters direCted to me might excite suspicion, it may he as well that you put tlum under cover to Mr ; and even the addressing letters always to the same person I might attract notice, I recommend you sometimes address- i Jug your packet to tbe Chief Justice here, or occasionally,' though seldom, to Mr. Ryland, hut never with the addition r):^ ffic, 1d;, ccip., p. r. m, sir,^ j h craig„ • J. H. I KRAIY, pondence'asid political information; dersigned, had met with the particular approbation of his Majesty's Secretary of State; and that his execution of the mission ( proposed to be undertaken in the letter) would ( give him a claim not only on the Governor- General, but on his Majesty's Ministers;" tbe undersigned has relied, aud now most respectfully claims, in whatever mode the Eii l of Livei pool may he pleased to adopt. " The undersigned most respectfully takes this occasion to state, that Sir J. Craig promised him an employment in Canada, worth upwards of > 41000 a- year, by his letter ( herewith transmitted) under date of 13th September, 1809, which he has just learned has, in consequence af his absence, been given to another person. The Undersigned abstains from commenting on this transaction; and most respectfully suggests that the appoint- ment of Judge Advocate General of tbe Province of Lower Canada, with a salary of £ SOQ a- year, or a Consulate in the United States, tine curia, would be considered by him as a • liberal discharge of any obligation that I. is Majesty's Go- vernment m. iy entertain in relation to his services. After the reading of the President's Message and tbe above documents, a motion was made by Mr. Rhea to print them, which was unani- mously agreed to. On the question to grant to the Committee power to send tor persons, papers, and effects, if they thould ® n consideration think proper so to do, a division took place. There were 1C4- votes in favour of granting the power, and 10 against it ; so tli. it the Committee were invested with the power. The number of copies to be printed was extended toJive thousand. The Criminals, Mar. doimlil and MTntosh, were cousins germm, and wue both b « < i shoemakers— Sutherland was 3 We may add, that e- icept'mg tbe fainting of a private of the 8th dragoon gu„ is, < « vh. i was immediately taken care of), no accident whatever happened. We understand, that these young men, by their own con- fession, had lived very thoughtlessly for some time pa. it.— They frequently and painfully acknowledged, even before their trial, that they were guilty before tbe great Searcher of their hearts; that the first cause of their ruin was listen- ing to the solicitations of an artful and dangerous class of females, who lay in wait for them, to invite them to their rooms, and to drink with them. The consequence of which was, a gradual disrelish for their own homes— for their oc- cupations— for the Lord's day— and for all good habits.— The admonitions of their parents became burdensome and intolerable. The parental laws and entreaties were equally disregarded After they were imprisoned, they often con- fessed that the recollection of these proceedings made them weep in secret, with an agony they coul'. not descpibe. In their confinement tliey have often been heard to say " Sin rnd Satan are bad companions, they have rulnee us, and the families to whom we belong." " Oh ! could we recal what is past, how differently would we live." " Did our com- panions only know what we feel, how differently would they think— they would shun the society of the wicked, and cleave close to God and to good advice." B- fore they went out lo receive their sentence, they were 1 deeply impressed— the least motion of the doors made them tremb'e, yet they were composed, and much engaged in prayer, and were heard to say, " 0 sil)!— O those women !— O what a fool was 11—- Lord pity me for i have ruined j myself." if Every passage pointed out to them in the Scriptures was ; a subject of deep study and concern s And so great was their 1 desire for knowledge, that what was recommended and ex- ! plained by one minister, they proposed as matters of confer, sation to the next who called for them, that the subjeCl [ From the Belfast Monthly Magazine.] England at the present moment exhibits a most distressing appearance. Dearth of provisions, at- tended with fears of aCtual scarcity presses severe- ly on tbe manufacturing classes of the communi- ty, while badness of trade leaves them less able to struggle with the difficulties. If the w^ r has not directly produced the high prices of all the n. essary articles of ' ood, it has ma'erialty con- tributed, by the waste attendant on the supplies of armies on foreign services, and still more by the injudicious system of commercial warfare in- troduced by the Orders in Council, interrupting the free intercourse, which wi uld facilitate the in- troduction of provisions from the continent of Europe, and More especially from the United States of North America. The British Orders in Council have been far more efficacious in ohstrufl- tlicse supplies, than the hostile Decrees of France, and therefore the evils of interrupted commerce are fairly attributable to the impolicy of our rulers. In addition to the effefls produced by the war to lessen the stock of provisions, th£ country is rendered less able to bear the great ad- vance of prices by the bad trade, which may clear- ly be traced to the system of the Orders in Coun- cil. The trade of Britain excited to the highest pitch, by the tnvesture of large capitals, the great advantages arising from the improvements in ma. chinery by the abridgment of labour, and the very extensive foreign mercantile connexions, has been paralyzed by the manner of carrying on the war, and the people are suffering under the accumu- lated evils of bad trade, the death of provisions, and an enormous load of taxation, all the neces- sary conscquences of the war. In Ireland, the badness cf trade has hitherto been less felt, because tbe cotton trade has had rather a more favourable turn for a few mon hs past, but theie is cause to fear that this temporary relief may not be of long continuance. Ireland suffers less than Britain in the present state of trade, because having but few foreign connexions, we had less to lose, and are less in the power of the contingencies of extended commerce. But high prices of provisions equally affeft us. The potato crop has failed, and we fear a small stock of that article now remains. Of oats and oatmeal, if Ireland had only to supply the demands of our own population, there is probably more than a sufficient stock in the eountry, but if prices keep high in Britain, we shall necessarily and equitably be raised to the general average of the empire, and the supplies wanted for the army in Portugal occasion a great demand at the southern ports, especially in Limerick. The scarcity in France adds to our difficulties, and shuts us out from re. ceiving supplies from them, as in 1810, when Bo- naparte not pursuing the foolish policy of Pitt to attempt to starve his enemies, permitted large exportations of wheat from France to Biitain in exchange for substantial guineas, and at very high duties, with which he enriched his treasury. The stoppage of the distilleries in Ireland, al- though tardily conceded to necessi y, and so long protracted as to lose much of its beneficial effects, will be likely to do good in lowering the price of grain, partly in the direct effect of lessening one mode of consumption, and still more by operat- ing on the apprehensions of the farmers, many of whom have large stocks on hand, and who may now be induced to sell when one market for grain ment to raise money by whatever means, and if the business of finance is gained, they are little scrupulous as to the means, whether by pushing the risque of scarcity to the utmost verge, till frightened by their proximity to the precipice, or by injury to the morals of the people, by en- couraging their propensity to drunkenness, pro* vided only they can come in for their share of the profit in preparing the poison. Whiskey di inkers arfe generally among the less provident of the community, and think little of the tax they piy fot their gratifications. They are useful anil- liaries to government in facilitating their schemes to raise a revenue. Britain has lately been called a flogged nation. The general policy of govern- ment on the subject of distillation, appears to be to render this, a drunken nation, and consistently with their general plan, their present conduct hi continuing distillation so long is in character, - The measure of stoppage of distillation was re- luctantly wrung from them at a late period, and their great delay in acceding it lenves little to commend in their for sight or wisdom. The struggle treween the East India Compa- ir and the country will nrobah'y end in - ome con- cessions by Government towards opening :! 3 trade, as thev may probably wish to purchase p pularity, and avert public indignation on accoui. t of their other measuies relating to trade, by some concessions pleasing to the peopl? ; but these con- cessions will be as small as government can male them, consistent with the plan to keep the people qniet, and if poss'ble the prohibition of a direct trade to China will be continued, and ail the ships, as at present, forced to unload at London. Such seeRis to be the plan, but peihaps more may be obtained from Parliament, through the aflivity r f the Committees from the outports now in Lop. don, afling in opposition to the monopoly of rh j Company. A free trade to India, China, and ! a countries beyoud the Cape of Good Hope, is t! i right of the empire at large; but if it were ob- tained, as many advantages as are expeCfed fiom it by the sanguine, would not be likely to result, hut as in the first opening of the market of S^ uth America, the rush of exportation would be so great, and so improvident a spirit of speculation would be afloat, as to defeat the purpose* r>( ilia ardent adventurers. It is a symptom of the pre- valence of commercial distress, to see the avidity with which new and hazardous undertakings a: 2 entered into, almost in the spirit of desperation. Flaxseed continues to be sold at pretty reason- able rates, and does not appear likely to advance, as the stock will ptobably be fully equal to the demand. Riga sells at a much higher rate, than any other kinds, being more than double the price of American. Some speculators, who, before the commencement of the market, calculated on very high prices for flaxseed, are likely to be dis- appointed in obtaining the high prices tliey ex- pected. The bill to make bank- notes a legal tender for rent, so as to bar not only distress, but ejectment, is making its way through the House of Com- mons. Parliament is not omnlpotei t; they make bank- notes a legal tender, but they cannot force the people to sell their goods, or landlords to 1grant leases, without taking precautions to guard against they effects of depreciation in the cur- rency in which payments are to be made to therr.- The premium on Guineas is now from a rem. porary want of demand, at 3/. 4.7. per guinea; and exchange on London, is 9J to 9J per cent. Monday evening a melancholy accident occttr- ed in the area of the new Methodist Chapel, Lau- rence's street:— A labouring man had been low- ered into the well, for the purpose of bringing up a bucket that had fuller, in, and, distress ing to relate, before he reached die bottom, the wall which encompassed the earth round the we'll, un- fortunately gave way, and all endeavours to rat-" him up failed; the earth followed, and the well completely closed. The west wall of the build- ing also gave way at the foundation, and must be immediately taken down. Until this. is ' eraov. ed, the remains of the unfortunate man cannot be got up. He has left a wife and three children for whose future support we hope a liberal sub- scription will be rasised—* Drogblda N. Letter. An Angel Shark was lately caught at Fish- guard, with a bait by two boys, who, after a great deal of trouble, got him safe into the boat, when he attempted to seize one of the boys by the leg, which was prevented by the other, who had him by the line. It had several rows uf teeth in the upper jaw, resembling fishing- hookt; : it measured 5 feet 8 inches in length, and 2 feet 9 inches across the back and fins. is stopped, and hence may be inclined to think S be more fixed on their minds. The third chapter 7f j that prices are at the highest. The waste of food the gospel of John was pointed out to them, and these words f arising from the abuse of continuing distillation • read " Exc- pt a man be born again, he cannot see the king, j jn a season of scarcity, may be calculated from dom'of God." Here they proposed various questions, which I ought to be generally knswa. Neil Sutherland said, I find j now that I have bc « i living in the world rude and ignorant j ike a b° i!"— this carnal ien. » il U* rc mw * taken away ; Many and arduous as the acts of gallantry done by our countrymen on sea, and lately on shore, hare been, nothing that has yet been don-; exceeds the storming of fort Picurina ; few of them, we believe come up to it. The party c f men were almost all Irishmen, and led by Irish- men ; that on the right by Captain Oatts, of the Connaught Rangers, the Marshal's own regiment; and that on the left by Captain Powis, 83d. The Earl of Wellington, the Engineers, and all were astonished at the strength of the place, when they went into it the day after it was taken ; ar. d, it is said, that had they really known the actual strength of it, they would not have attempted ; t; and what is more wonderful, after all, we like- wise found that this very strong pl tce was pre- viously defended by the same number ot men,. 300, as we had in attacking, and they were meiv. picked by General Philippon from the garrison of Badajoz. The Commandant, a Colonel ot cavalry, had volunteered to defend it, tor whirl Bonaparte was to have made hirn a Baron of the Empire if he succeeded, which none of them, doubted. It was difficult to get up the ladders, more difficult to get Over the palisading, about four feet high, and when our troops got in so many of our brave fellows had fallen, that thi garrison was much more numerous than we : the rascals ran into corners, and from thence fiieit upon us where we could not get at them for * i long time, and till they had done us much hurt* j and many a fine fellow had fallen. BELFAST seven lighter loads of grain passing along the! W" t. efd^ HY *> » » » - » » » , AJU. MOH, fw :, , . 11.1 1- . u J .- it '((> » at Piirigannon. But it is the policy of govern- * ......... . ® S the United Kingdom, cS3, » >• tu j e « i ly, j aid w auv^ i y,
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