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Belfast Commercial Chronicle


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Date of Article: 09/05/1812
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SATURDAY FLAX- SEED. TOBACCO, ASHES, AND COTTON WOOL. 100 Hogsheads New- Torh FLAX- SEED, 40 Hogsheads Virginia LEAF TOBACCO, f) 0 Barrels POT, and 44 Ditto PEARL ASHES, Mow landing, which, with a few Bales COTTON WOOL, and 20 MATS best ALICANT BARILLA, will be sold on reasonable Terms, by THOMAS BELL, 470) S4, North- street. JOHN MARSHALL HAS FOR SALE, SO Bales New Orleans Cotton- Wool, 10 Casks first sort Pearl Ashes, 17 Hogsheads fine and very fine Scale Sugar, 4 Hogsheads Refined Sugar, with Fine and Common Congou Tea, New Red Clover Seed, Itfc. ISfc. 715) Waring- street— Belfast. March 13. CHEESE. HENRY H U L L, • 33, ROSEMARY STREET, HAS just arrived, per the Swirr, from BRISTOL, a Parcel of Berkley Hundred, .8$ Double Gloucester, or JT/ RST QUALITY, Which, to accommodate Families, he will dispose of in Cuts, or otherwise. His GROCERIES will be found, on trial, wor- hy of at- tention. Belfast, April 1R." BOYD'S LURGAN ALE, in Bottle. ( 977 ~ ATTRIME COST. THOMAS O'NEILL tf CO. Tyvrnx commence Selling, at FIRST COST, on MON- 7 V l3AY, the 27th inst. their Extensive Assortment of Garment $ Furniture Printed Calicoes, Dimities, Shawls, Muslins, Ginghams, ike. is'C This Sale is well worth the attention of the Public. 2C)> Belfast, April 24 IRISH HOSIERY WARE- HOUSE, Coach, House, Sign, and Fur nit we Painting, &; c. HUGH TO VIEX TIT) ETURNS his sincere Thanhs to his Friends and the j JLV Public at large, for the very liberal Encouragement j he hai been favoured with since his commencement in Busi- ness, and informs them, he has employed some of the best Workmen in the above Branches for this Season, and intends carrying on the Business in a manner superior to what was fc .. terly done in Belfast. N. B. Any Commands from Ladies and Gentlemen, in Town or Country, shall he punctually attended to, on the shortest notice, and executed in the best manner. THREE JOURNEYMEN HOUSE P AIN TERS want- ed; none need apply but such as have served a regular Ap- prenticeship. 44) No. 100, Ann- street, Br- lfast. i , DOB SO ft AVING ' commenced the Business of AUC 1' IONEER, begs leave t » . st respeflfully, to solicit a share of pub- lic patronage, which he shall endeavour to merit, by stritSl attention, and an adherence to the interests of all WHO may favour him with their commands. lot) No. PR, Hercules street. rS EW H WW GiLEft'S !! OTEiL, DAVID STEP HEX, A NATtVE of SCOTLAND, begs leave to inform : V his Friends and the Public, that he has just fitted np a New HOTEL for the accommodation of Travellers, which, he trusts, will, on trial, tie found to merit their | countenance and support. 120) NIIWTO'WNOI. ENS, May 2. TARU \ KNT, HOUSE OF COMMONS— FRIDAY, MAY 1. BARRACK ESTIMATES. The Report of the Committee of Supply being ta- ken into consideration,— Mr FREF. M ANTLF, rose for the, purpose of postpon- ing the further consideration. He made this opposi- tion in consequence of extravagant purchases at I. i- elsewhere, having be - n made of land, for P h 1 C E* r> A R M S 1 DOWNPATRICK. ENGLISH Si 31, Bridge- street, opposite the Exchange. " TT> OBERT MARSHALL begs leave to acquaint the H Public that he has formed a Partnership with WM. J. HUNTER, and that the business will be iti future coii- du& ed under the Firm of MARSHALL cf WATER. In addition to a large Stock of GOODS of their own Manufacture, they heve ju » t received, by the Comment, a great variety of SII K, COITON, ANGOLA, VIGONIA, AND WOR- STED HOSIERY, STOCKING WEBS, & c. & c. Selefled in the best Markets in England, and purchased with Ready Money. The whole forms a complete assort- ment, which they are enabled to offer to Wholesale or Re- tail Customers, 011 very reasonable Terms. April 10. A few good Workmen Wanted. ( 945 FRENCH EVEN! NGSCHO OL ON THE Luncasterian System, " TV/ TR DEMPSEY having always had a wish to promote iS A the instructions of his Pupils, so as to refleiS credit on himself, a « d satisfaction to his henefaClors, lias, with study and attention ( for the great improvement of his Scholars), formed a Class, which is to be conduCted on the LANCAS- TRIAN System. . Young Gentlemen whom nature has deprived of a clear utterance, will, by this method, be able to write and under- stand the Language, though not able to converse, which is so necessary for commerce. Mr. D. returns his sincere Thanks to all his Friends, for their very liberal encouragement since his residence ill Bel- fast, and hopes for a continuance of it. For the better accom- modation of his Pupils, he, as well as his Mother, has re- moved to No. 23, Donegall- street. Belfast, May 4. The Clsss will open on the 1st of June next. N. B. For further information, please apply as above. ( 116 ' ~ NOTICE. To It Sold h ? MU Auaion, on WEDNESDAT the 10th inst. at the hour of ONE 0' Clock, at the Jixciaige, I'elfait, ONE HUNDRED POUND SHARE in the Lagan Navigation — Also, at same time and Place will be Sold, all the OUTSTANDING DEB PS in the Books ot the late SAMUEL HEWITT, and whatever BONDS, BILLS, or NOTES, may remain 011 hand at that time, to enable me to settle the Credits of the Estate.— Terms at Sale. JOHN HEWITT, Administrator. May 4. ( I0* ANTRIM ESTATE. " TVTOTICE is hereby given, that any Person found tres- passing 011 the ANTRIM ESTATE after this Notice, either by 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 proseiuted according to Law. ATARY DENVIR respectfully informs tbe Friends of i'y J- her late Mother an8 the Public, that she intends carrying on-" the above Establishment oil the same extensive scale as lieretwfore, and hopes, from her attention and know- ledge of the Business, to merit a share erf public ftvour. [ 3- Good CHAISES and HORSES, with careful Drivers. 9J) Difwnpatrick, May 1. TO BE LET, MpHE HOUSE and I, AND, near Malone Turnpike, late- ly ly occupied by Mr. FABBRINI, and immediate pos- session given.— Apply to JOHN THOMSON. Jenny- Mount, March SO. ( 859 Dated this SOtb March, 1812. TO BE LET, For Building on, in an eligible Situation for Sea- Bathing, ripHE RABBIT- WARREN of HOLYWOOD, in such JL Lots as may be agreed upon.— Good Buil ling Leasee Will be granted. Apply to Sir JAMES BRISTOW, at Holywood, who is duly authorized, by power of Attorney, from me, to grant Leases for chat same. SIMON ISAAC. Holywood- House, April 30,1* 12. ( 86 ADVERTISEMENT. To It Let, for a Term of Tears, and Immediate Pos- sessien given, ANEAT Comfortable HOUSE and GARDEN, in the town of MAGHIRAFELT, with a small FARM, con- venient. The above would answer a genteel family. Far particulars, apply to Mr. HAMIL TON, on the Pre- mises. ( 33) MAOUERARELT, April 24. HOMRA- GLEN HOUSE & FARM. To he Let, or the Interest in the Lease Soli. T'pHE above FARM, situated in the County Down, with- Jl in one mile and a half of Hillsborough, and tw > of Lisburn; is held at a low Rent, under the MARQBIS of DOWNSUIRE, for one young life and 12 years: it contains 55 A. 2R. and 7 P. English Measure— The House and Of- feces are large and in excellent repair, and the Land is iti the very best condition, the greatest part of which was manured and soiled last season. The HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, STOCK, and FARMING UTENSILS, may be had at a valuation, aud immediate pos- tession gven.— Apply to Major GAYER, the Proprietor; or at the OfEee of this Paper. 310} Hor* ra- Gl « i House, Jan. 4. TO BE SET, OR SOLD, For such Term nf Tears as may b° agreed on, DWELLING- 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 Newtinvnards, adjoining Mr. WA TSON'S. The House con- shits of Two Parlours, Drawing- room, and Four Bed- cham- bers, with every Oflice suitable for a geriteel residence. — The House is finished ill the best manner. Immedi'te possession can be giv « u, by application to CHARLES LKNNON. ( SF> 9 LANDS TO BE LET. r- po BE LET, several SNUG FARMS, in the Town 1 land of Currickeeue, adjoining Carnlough, near Newry ; such Leases as may be agreed on Immediate Possession may be had, and encouragement will be given to industrious Tenants of good charader. Application to be made to Patrick O'Hanlou, E> q. Newry ( 122 LANDS FOR SALE, IN THE COUNTY OF DOWN. ' IpHF. ESTATE of BLEARY and BALLYNAGAR- T RICK, the Property of WM. MACNAMARA, Esq. as formerly advertise* in this Paper. Application to be made to Mr. R. MACNAMARA, of Gilford, who will furnish Rentals, and tjive any necessary information to Persons inclinable to Purchase— Also, to GEORGE 0R8ZIER, Esq. Dominick- street, Dublin. ( 880 STALLIONS, AjJ'lO Cover this Season, at NEW- GROVE, near Ballymena, 1 at One Guineas each Mare, and Five Shillings to the Groom:— RUM BO, By Whiskey, out of Spinetta— for his pedigree at large, and performance on the Turf, see the General Stud Book, and Racing Calendars. Also, 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 7s. 7d. per Week. — All demands for Covering and Keep, to be paid before the Mares are taken away, as the Groom is accountable. ( 6S4 THE SUPERIOR H8RSE A n Ji O T, ABEAUTIFUL DARK BROWN, full Fifteen Hands high, with Bune and Sinew equal to any Cart Horse, will cover Mares this Season at THORN- MILL, within One Mile and a half of Belfast, and One and a half of Dun- donald, at so low a price as~ T » o GUINEAS, and Half- a- Crown t » the Groom; the Money to be paid before Ser- vice, as the Groom is accountable. His Pedigree at large, in the bauds of the Groom. 121) THORNH1LL, April 24, 1* 12. TRUMPETER, ' IPO Cover Mares at Mr. ARMSTRONG'S, Portadown. JL Bred Mares Four Guineas; all others Hdf- price; Five Shillings Groom. He is a hr. b. 15 hands 2 inches high, remarkably lengthy, powerful, and well- tempered; with bone and sinew equal to any weight. His stock from half- bred Mares posiessing uncommon powers and good aCtion ; some « f them brought great prices, as Humeri, Chargers, Curricle Hor.- es, and Roadsters. He was a supe- rior fjpr- mile Horse. Got by Lord Clermont's Trumpeter, • Dam Miss Betsey, by King Herod, & c.; vide Pedigree in Racing Calendar He beat the best Horses in England, and won 20 King's Plates, Fifty's, and Sweepstakes; Vide Eng- lish Calendar. Good care taken of Mares. The Money to be paid before covering, as I am accountable. 985) PAT. CARY, Groom. YOUNG SWINDLER " ITSTILL Cover Mares this Season, at the MARCUIS of VI DowNSHiRE'sStables, HILLSBOROUGH; Bred Mal'es, Four Guineas, all others, Two Guineas; Half- a- Guinea to the Groom. He was got by Swindler, dam by Tugg, grand- dam Harmony, by Eclipse, great- grand. dam Miss Spindle- shanks, by Omar, Sterling, Godol'pliin, Arabian, Stannion, Arabian, Pelham Barb, Spot, Wbite- legged, Lmvther Barb, Old Vintner Mare, & c.— He was a famous true Racer; for his performances, vide Hook Calendar, of 1808,9,10, at, d 11. Good Grass for Mares, at 1 » . 14. per night, and all ex- peuces to be paid before the Marcs are removed, ( 921 verpool and the building of barracks. A better piece of land ( might have been purchased for 60001, than had been bought by Ministers for 27,000/. at San Domingo, j Liverpool. The Hon. Gent, then adverted to the intentions of Government to establish in the neigh- ; bourhood of London, a species of barracks, or rather ' a sort of Prcctorian camp, whic!. might be hostile to | the liberties of the subject. They were contrary to the spirit of our Constitution, a. id were not in unison with the feelings of the people. He condemned the lavish expenditure of money foi those barracks about to be erected. It was a total departure from all eco- nomical honest principles, and f ) m all controul, and as such he disapproved of tit.' - lie business. Gen- tlerm n sho. ihl take into the i . tisideration of the q-<> s- tion, the heavy burdens which w-' Ve imposed upon the people. Of 08 millions, which now constituted the annual expenditure of the country, live millions had been added since last year ; and there was an addi- tion of not less than the enormous sum nf 55 millions rince the commencement of the war in 1790; besides, great as were the estimates for the current year, he was confident that they would be exceeded by the t- x- pences of it, and lie would beg further to remind the House, tlut onr funded debt was not less than 817 millions ; while our unfunded debt amounted to 51. He would cotic'udc, by moving, that in place of the word " now," in the motion, should be substituted " this day six months." Mr. BANKER, agreeing with the Hon. Gent, as to the impropriety of the expenditure, thought the better way of opposing it would be to move, that the sum should be deducted from the total in the proposed re- solution. Get.. TA nr. ETON- said, that his constituents had pe- titioned against, the erection of these b irracks at St. Domingo, in the vicinity of Liverpool. A number of villas had been built on the adjacent grounds, and it was a favourite spot, to which the merchants and mariners of Liverpool retired after weathering the storms of life. Mr. . Tons- SMITH said, with regard to the site of the proposed barracks at Liverpool, it was likely that a beautiful view for the officers might enter into the plans of those who suggested them. The expcnce of the barracks at Bath was much greateT than in any other instance, but the new barracks at M. irylebone would cost four times as much. If the House as- sented to such profusion, they must labour under the grossest delusion with regard to the feelings of the people on the subject of our expences. In the pre- sent depressed state of our manufactures and com- merce, no circumstances so much aggravated the feel- ings of the people, as the system of extravagant ex- penditure that was pursued, client!) Financial extrvagance had been the destruction of all modern governments ; the first disturbances of the French re- volution had been occasioned by the unbounded pro- fusion of the French Princes. It was his opinion that at the present rate of expence, two or three year- would certainly put an end to the system.—( Hear!) Mr BATHURST did not think the demand for erect ing the new barracks too large for one year. Gen. GA. SCOIGXE did not oppose the erection of barracks at Liverpool, but recommended that a differ- ent site should be chosen. Mr. WROTTESLEY deprecated all additions to the barrack system, as contrary to the first principles of the Constitution. Mr. WHARTON supported the original grant. As to'the barracks at Bristol and Liverpool, there was no argument against the necessity of the first, which was at all tenable, and the objection against the other was altogether local. The Commander in Chief giv- ing its full weight to the petition of those who did not wish that a barrack should be built on the scite of San Domingo, near Liverpool, had given too months time to the applicants to find out a situation instead of it. As to the arguments of the Hon. Gervt. who spoke against the principle of barracks altogether, he should like to know if it were possible by any enchant- ment, to do away at once all the barracks in the coun- try, did he imagine that the troops could be quarter- ed in the saw Way in which they were quartered be- fore those barracks existed. As to the proposed bar- racks at Marylebone, that subject divided itself into two considerations— 1st, whether the barracks were necessary ; and, 2dly, whether the plan proposed was the most proper to be adopted. As to the necessity, he considered it absolutely imperious ; but the other conside- ation was one of detail, and to be met by cal- culation. The Hon. Gent, had said, that the esti- mate of 133,000/. would not cover the whole ex- pences, as the value of the ground, " 5,000/. was' to be added to that estimate. But did the Hon. Gent, know, that if the government were to purchase ground for those barracks there would be incurred an actual sxpence of nearly the same sum ? He did not wish to deny that the sum proposed was an ennrrnOus one ( Hear) but at a rough calculation he contended it was impossible to build cavalry barracks at a smnllerexpence. It was asked by .' mother Hon. Gent, was there not a sufficient number of barjacks within two or three hours' march of London in case of any insurrection or disturbance: but he had to inform that Hon. Gent, that the barracks of Marylebone jvere to be built on the principle oi a depot [ hear, hear, from Sir F. Burdett and Other Members.— The Hon. Gent, then argued against the unfairness of the estimate brought forward by Mr Freemantle. When that Hon. Gent, made the comparison between the foi iner barracks and the estimate for the present, it was rathe Mr. CREEVY said, that instead of being loaded with the expence ot the present estimate for a bar- •< tck in the Regent's Park, he had flattered himself that the public would have been eased of part of their burdens by the great advantages which would accrue from selling and letting offthe Crown lands, of which that park formed a part. Sir FKANCIS BUUDETT said, he felt this to be a subject of such importance, that he could not suffer it to pass without some observations. In doing this, he was not influenced by motives of inconvenience, or j the high prices of the articles of which those barracks '' wre to be constructed ; but he looked to the measure of building barracks in a more important point, of view: viz. as a question of great Constitutional importance,' and as such it existed in his mind paramount to the consideration of economy and other m itters of minor moment. From the first time he had mentioned this abject, he had always maintained that the erection of barracks was highly unconstitutional; and though it had been said that he possessed Jacobinical principles, which induced him to speak of them in that manner, he did, then and now, maintain that the object of Government, in erecting barracks all over the country, was, that they might use the troops paid by the peo- ple to subdue the people., ( Hear, heart) This was evidently proved by the objections made to the soldiers bein^ separated from their officers, from an apprehen- sion that when called out to subdue the people, they should be intercepted. An Hon. Gent, appeared to him to be right upon his own principles, when he said that this was the precise time for building barracks. He was right in saying that barracks ought to be built, if it were the intention of Government completely to subdue the liberties of the country. The House had been often told of the usurpation and tyranny of Bona- parte, but what would be said now of our own Go- vernment, when it was confessed that it was not now a Government by laws, but by the sword, ( No, no, find shouts vf disapprobation from mam/ Members)> He would contend, that the Administration now governed by the sword instead of the law, and thai the law did not give power to the Magistrate to em- ploy the military as they do cmplov them. Were not the soldiers daily committing murders upon the peo- ple ?— f Order, order, and expressions of • lisaporo- bntion.)— He would not be deterred by any clamour from speaking the truth in his place as a Membei of Parliament. General MANNERS rose to order. The Hon. Baronet was certainly at liberty to speak the truth, but he was throwing out a slur upon the army. Sir F. BURDETT resumed. It was not upon the army that he wished to throw a slur, but it was the Administration of the country that he charged with employing the army to commit those murders. General MANSERS expressed a wish that his words should be taken down. Sir F. BURDEIT said, that he had no objection to any of his words being taken down. He would main- tain that the Riot Act did not say any thing about soldiers, nor did not authorise Magistrates to employ them as they had done, or give up a starving popula- tion to military execution ( murmurs.) When he heard the Secretary to the Treasury argue that it was a vicious system to keep the soldiers out of barracks, or allow any free intercourse with the people, he could not but observe how totally the constitutional opinions of our ancestors had been departed from in the present times. Such doctrincs would have filled our forefa- thers with horror and affright, and against such senti- ments he must ever protest. Was it in this new era that the Prince Regent was to be told by his Minis- ters, that the foundations of the British throne should not rest in the affections of the people, but on an ar- my ? At former periods of our history, and in the most successful reigns, such had not been the policy of the country. When Queen Elizabeth was asked by the Spanish Minister, where were her guards, she pointed to the people in the streets, and said, " These are my guards, and by their affections I am best pro- tected." The Ministers, however, now tell the Prince Regent that he was only safe, when surround- ed with soldiers. It would be found, however,- by referring to history, that those Sovereigns were sqfer who relied on their People, than those who relied on armies. Who brought Charles I. to the block?— It was an army, and an army levied hy Parliament, but afterwai ds turned out the same Parliament. Who restored Charles II ?—. An army— a small part of Cromwell's army. Nevertheless Charles II. wished to rely upon them, but a wiser man than he ( Lord Clarendon) dissuaded him from it. James II. wished also to rely on a regular army, but they deserted him in his distress. He would maintain that as the law now stood, the Magistrates were not justified in let- ting the soldiery loose upon the people, nnv4 giving them up to military execution. The Riot Act al- lowed the constitutional officers, sheriffs, constables, See. to interfere, and justified those officers in using force, if the populace would not disperse in a certain time after reading the Act. The Riot Act did not preset ibe that the soldiery should be ordered to fire upon unarmed multitudes, in order to disperse them. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER hoped that however the question might be disposed of, there would be few persons found either in the House or in the country, to follow the Hon. Bart, in his argu- ment. ( hear !) He believed, that the Hon. Bart, ' was mistaken, if he supposed that the speech whicj) he had just delivered wOuld make any great, impres- sion out of . the House, or that he would be consider- ed as, acting under a smfnd discretion, when, his mind imprc'ssitl by the tlcc'iifrt- nces which had " recently, taken pjace, he did hot'hesitate to say,' that fliis wis. a Government not of tire 1 iw, but of the swonl,— He believed th at it would be almost Uiiitt sally felt, that the steps which Government, or which the Magistrates thought- proper to pursue, were not for the purpose <> f crushing the liberties of the coun- ' try, nor to make War with the people, and subdue them f but " for protecting the lives and properties of!, his Majesty's subjects - fifera rioters and incendiaries both periods. At one period timber was at 3/. and now it was at 13/. ( hilar), and other articles nearly in proportion. Mr- BANKS said, that he for one could not agree to vote any one thousand pounds at the present mo- ment that could by possibility be avoided. This Was in his opinion, a very bad time tobltild expensive bar- racks, when timber was at SJ high a price General PHIPPS said a few words in favour of" the estimate. was what the Honourable Baronet called making war upon the people, and subverting their liberties, The Hon. Bart, had no doubt strongly in his recollection the steps which Government had been obliged to take to repel the tumultuary aid Which had ' been offer- ed to him in resisting the laws of the country.— ( hear, hear.) He might now confidently say, re- sisting the laws of the country ; for the law had since been recognised in the most formal manner in all the tribunals to which he chose to appeal, as well as by that to wjiich he wished most to appeal,— a trial by Jury, ( hear!) There was nothing which Minis- ters coul 1 do that would go more immediately to de- stroying the Constitution and the liberties of the country, than by permitting those tumultuary proceed- ings to go unchecked. He trusted, however, that the good sense of the public would perceive that there was nothing in these statements of the Hon. Bart, but mere declamatory nonsense ; or, if there could be collected any sense from them, it would be only such as was calculated to do mischief in the present agita- ted and disturbed su. te of many districts. The Right Hon Gent, then defended the estimate in detail. Mr HUSKISSON was not surprised thai the Hon. Bart, should have felt warmly upon the question of giving a barrack to a regiment of Life G turds ( hettr, hear). It was, however, in the recollection Of the House and of the country, how admirably those troops had conducted themselves ou the occasion al- luded to, and with what moderation they had for- borne to proceed to extremities, notwithstanding all the attacks and provocation which they li td experienc- ed from the friends of the Han. Bart. ( hear). He did not apprehend any da » gers ; but ft there were any, they would be increased and inflamed by the as- sertion of the Hon. Bart, that the soldiers Were the murderers of . the people. In point of expenditure, however, he conceived the projected barracks to be improvident, and not at all fouudfd on the necessity which had been stated on a former night. At a pe- riod of pressure like this, every thing rtn necessary ought to be sated, and the building of the new bar- racks postponed. Mr. BARHAM said, that although lie came down ( o tiie House to vote for the' amendment, he had nearly been induced to change his resolution by the address of the Hon. Barti andcertainly the Chancellor of tha Exchequer had in his comments been a little ungrate- ful, since no speech that had been delivered could have mitre benefited him ( hear ! and a laugh.)— He ( Mr. P>.) was an enemy to barracks, but if any thing could induce him to think them necessary, it would be the prevalence of such doctrines as he had heaid with disgust that night* The House divided—- Against the Amendment, 134— For it, 112— Majority, < 22. uncandid, not to have alluded to the prices current at' ( hear). These were the people whom, the Hon,' 1' uirti appeared to hare taken under his protection, vf hear), and this mob. of rioters and. incediaries were called' by him, the [ Avple ; and Government Was. charged with making war upon the liberties, of the peojflc, because they would riot allow a turbulent popu- lace to destroy all. the valuable accumulations of pro- perty or of machinery that are to be found in the country,' To preserve the peace of the district: disturtk- d, Government had been obliged to c trO'. ms from dffletect parts of the kingdom ; and MURDER IN ENGLAND.- FURTHER PARTICULARS. On Tuesday evening last, about half- past six, aS Mr W. Horsfall, an extensive woollen manufacturer^ at Marsden, about seven miles from Huddersfield, was retaining from the market at that place, he was assassinated on the public road, on Crossland Moor; rlhe circumstances of this most barbarous murder are these :— Mr Horsfall and a manufacturer, of the name of Eastwood, had left Huddersfield together, and at a short distance before they canle to the fatal spot, Mr Eastwood, stopped to water his horse, while Mr. Horsfall rode leisurely along the road; soon after he had passed the Warren Inn, about a mile and a half from Huddersfield, on the Manchester road, four men, each armed with a horse pistol, appeared in a small plantation, and placed the barrel; of their pis- tols in appertures in the wall, apparently prepared for that purpose ; the muzzles of two of these pieces Mr Horsfall distinctly saw, but before he had time to ex- tricate himself from his perilous situation, they a'l four fired, and inflictcd four wounds in the left side of their victim, who instantly fell from his horse, and the blood flowed from the wounds in torrents. A. number of passengers both horse and foot rushfd in- stantly to the spot, and, after disentangling his foot from the stirrup, he was with some difficulty got to the inn. The murderers, after they had perpetrated the sanguinary deed, walked to the distance of soma yards, and soon after briskening their speed, they ran towards Dungeon Wood, and escaped undiscovered, no pursuit or search having been made after them, till the arrival of a troop of the Oneens Bays about three quarters of an hour afterwards. Three of the wounds were slight and unattended with danger, but the fouith, made by a musket ball, proved final The ball struck the lower part of the belly on the left side, passed obliquely downwards, penetrating the thigh, whence it was extracted. On Wednesday^ he was'so far recruited as to afford some hopes of his recovery. !• the course of the night, however, a fresh bleeding seemed to have taken place, and the thigh became swoln, with some appearance of morti- fication. On Thursday morning he expired. Mr. PL Had a very large woollen manufactory it Mars- den, wherein about 1- 00 people were employed ; and in a part Of his premises there are shearing machines, which have been erected about seven years, and have attained considerable perfection j this circumstance, with the additional one of his unremitting activity in detecting) and bringing to justice tile persons'engaged in the attack at Rawfolds, and other mills, had ren- dered himself obnoxious in a high degree to the ma- chine destroyers. We are happy to hear, that tile Managers of the House of Industry having taken into consideration the distressed state of the poor at the present period, have resolved to recommence their daily distributions Of soup, in addition to the Other rations » f potatoes, See. which aie- allowed to poor families. Gentlemen who have gardens woulrl greatly aid their ex, iti. ms by sending such Vegetables as they can spare to the Last week, a man of the name of O'K me"- w,: s committed to the county jail, by' warrant of a Migis- st! ate, foi ssaulting William Dou- ling, a Consta'bi--, while, in di:, charge or his duty, he- Was taking < m a beggar in the streets of this tWn. General Sarrazin, wt? t; nd-: i'start. l, wrote n letter on Monday to a shipbroker, requiting him to provide a passage for him to Sweden ; and, a; the same time, informing him that lie could not obtain a passport from the British Government, The gentleman to whom I lie letter was addressed » ery jnopai lv cci,.. i- niuni ; av i ;>' » contents to Muusfcj ILi BELFAST COM M KflCIAii CHKON1CLF,. LONDON, Monday, May 4- The arrival of the two last flaps of truce has so much interested the public, that we have endeavour- ed to ascertain the real state of this intercourse be- tween our Government and that of France. It ap- pearS by the dates of tbpse arrivals that they could not have been, as we at first apprehended, replies'to our answer to the original proposition, and on further enquiry we find reason to think that the first flap of truce was the only one which brought any communi- cation from the French. Government. The vessel which conveyed our answer from Dover was fired upon at Calais,- and not permitted to land her dispatch- es, which were accordingly brought back, and they have, we believe, been since ' forwarded by way of Morlaix. The subsequent flaps of truce contain, as we have heard from good authority, nothing but apo- logies from the. General at Calais to the Admiral at" Deal, for having refused to accept our flag of truce. It certainly seems strange that one apology should not have been thought sufficient. Is it. that Bona- parte wishes to keep up the appearance of an inter- change of communication, and consequently of the progress of a negotiation ? We certainly have abun- dant reason to suspect some concealed motive in all that is connected with overtures for negociation from France ; and we ought not to forget the declaration issued by the late Administration,, at the conclusion of their negotiation :—" Negotiations for peace ap- pear to be entered into for. no other object than that of deluding the neighbouring powers into a state of false security, while France is herself preparing, and on the point of executing her unremitted projects of encroachment and aggression."— Courier. Paris Journals to the 29th ult. have been rs- reived. They inform us that several couriers have recently arrived at Constantinople from Paris. Gen. Kntusow has quitted Bucharest for St. Petersburg. The King of Naples has de- creed, that 18,( » 00 men of the conscription for 1812 ibail be embodied ; 10,000 for the active army, and 8000 for the reserve. An article'from Salerno mentions an engagement between the Neapolitan flotilla and two British vessels, which are stated to have been beaten off. Letters are stated to have been received from the French coast to the 27th ult. one of which says " The Emperor is desirous of trade, and the finances - of Government require it. Over- tures from this country to the British Govern- ment have created an univeral joy amongst us on this side. If ever the Emperor Napoleon was sincere. in his proposals of peace, it is in this pre- sent juncture. I learn from an authentic source, that a Courier was sent to London withiu 48 hours after the arrival of the last dispatches from St. Petersburgh, which I can most confidently assure you relate to the adjustment of differences with Russia. Whatever you may hear to the contrary, be assured that it is agreed that the ports of Rus sia are to be shut against England. A general scarcity of corn has been felt throughout this couhtry, but we begin to be considerably relieved, from the large supplies drawn from our Dutch and Flemish neighbours. BALTIC LICENSES. On the subject of Baltic Licenses, it has b » ' et? further Communicated by Government to the Rus- sian Merchants, that such vessels as proceed to the ports rf Russia, on account of the Contractors with Government I or hemp, Sc. will be supplied with licences in Wank, permitting them to import cargnes without being firs' obliged to e » port any British produce whatever; and they will also be at liberty to fertile, on their own account, as much iron and fallow as would be necessury, for ballast. ORDERS IN COUNCIL, AND THE BERLIN AND MILAN DECREES. CofFee and sugars experienced a rise in Lon- don on Monday, in consequence of a confident opinion that the Bntrsb Orders in Council, and Berlin and Milan Decrees would be immediately repealed. The overtures embrace, it is said, this subjetf, and that the French ar. d British Go- vernments have come to an understanding on these points. On Ssturday the Royal Academy gave their annual dinner to the Patrons of the Arts. Late in the day th, e Prince Regent sent to- * ay that he was prevented from dining w ith the Academici- ans, and his Royal brothers at the same time sent j eicmes. The Lord Cliancell r and most of the great Officers of State were present. The lamp Cif great and singular beauty, presented to the Academy by the Regent, was lighted after din- ner, arid had a rich and harmonious effetS, operat- ing very favourably on the piftmes, by its sub- dued and l. irn. bent light. On the Regent's health t. eing given, the Marquis of Stafford tose to state, by command of his Royal Highness, his regret at being prevented from dining with the Acade- my, and his hope that the lamp he had given them might be found to an- wer its purpose. The British Institution was given by Mr. West, and tl iks were returned by the Marquis ot Staf ford. The healths of the Noblemen and Gentle- men visitors on the occasion, were drank by the Academy, and t hanks returned by the Lord Chancellor. Mr. West, at some length, spoke on the com- paratively great and unequalled proofs of the Ans in this country within a limited time. The general impression made on the company was, that a considerable advance in power, since the last exhibition, had taken place in the Aca- demy. There are many fine piftures, and in some of our most popular Masters, Such decided marks of improveipcnt, as do the highest credit to their ardour in the pursuit of their art. I ' ' J Yesterday arrived in town from Portsmouth, i Lieutenant Jackson, of the Royal Navy. He is Ljust returned from France, having escaped from thence on the 27th " ult. Lieutenant Jackson was captured on board the Junon. early in the year 1810, and carried into Brest. Whilst on his march to Verdun, he made his escape and fled to Caen; from thence he went to Granville, where, W- ith a fellow- prisoner, a midshipman, they seized a boat and pushed instantly to tea. Not having the good fortune to fall in with any of our cruizers, they were boarded by some fishing- bo its, and carried back to France. Lieutenant Jackson was then imprisoned in the citadel of Verdun, from whence he made his escape, but was retaken two days af- terwards. Again he endeavoured to escape, but owing to One of bis comrades breaking his leg by a fall, the whole party were seized. Lieutenant Jackson was now safely escorted to the fortress of Bitche, situate one day's journey from the Rhine. Here he remained many months a close prisoner; but his daring enterprising spirit and ingenuity never forsaking him, he found means to escape, traversed France in a variety of direc- tion?, and at length once more arrived in safety at Caen. Here, after remaining some time in concealment, he made his way down to the coast, where finding an empty fishing- boat, he once more, without the assistance of any one human being, launched into the' ocean on Saturday se'nnight, and arrived off the Owers on Monday, where he was picked up by the Mutine, and conveyed to Portsmouth. WONDERFUL PIBESTRIAM UHDERTAIUNG— Mr. Barnham, a gentleman of fortune, a few days ago, undertook, for a bet of 100 guineas, to travel on foot from Oxford- street to Tatling- end, near Bea- con's- field, and return ( 36 miles) in five hours.— Betting was much in favour of time at starting. The pedestrian performed eight miles in each of the first hours, and had eleven minutes to spare when he had accomplished half the undertaking. On his return to Southall, he halted at Mr. Holt's, much distressed, hut be continued his labour, and did, not resign till he was within three miles of bis journey's end, when he was unable to proceed further. DUBLIN, THURSDAY, MAY 7. Sir " Vicary Gibbs, it is said, is to succeed Sir Allen Chambre, ( with a promise of the first va- cant Chiefship), as a Puisue Judge of the Court of Common Pleas; Sir Thomas Plomer to be- come Attorney. General; and Mr. Garrow, Solici- tor- General to his Majesty. The East India fleet will sail from Portsmouth this week, protected by the' Montague, 74 guns, Admiral Manly Dixon. The'ships are— Princess Charlotte of Wales ind Thomas Gmiviiie, for Ceylon and Ben- gal ; Broxboniebury, Sir Godfrey Webster, and Apollo, for Btngsl'dirtct; Duncan for Madeira and Bombay ; and the Juliana, fo*. UJ& via. They are to .: da CATHOLIC BOARD. The Catholic Board met on Tuesday. Ad- dresses from this important and highly respeflable body of our Countrymen are to be presented to his Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, to Lotd Donoughmore and Mr. Grattan. The following Resolution of Thanks to the Earl of Moira, having been adopted by the Cath > lie Board, was communicated to him by the Earl of Fingal and the other Noblemen and Gentle- men entrusted with the presentation of the Ad- dress to the Prince Regent:— " Resolved, That our most cordial Thanks are eminently due, and are b* reby given, to our illustrious Countryman, the Karl of Moira, whose ardour in the cause or our Country encreases with her difficulties— whose exalted in- tegrity fus been proportioned to the temptations which as- sailed it— and whose pure and elevated character, at once ornamental to Nobility, and dear to the Peoplt, had taught the Irish nation to anticipate the happiest results from the Government of a Prince, who evinced so much wisdom and public virtue in the election of such a Counsellor and Friend. To which his Lordship was pleased to return the following Answer : « St. Jjmti's- flact, April 15, 1812. " MT I. ORO—- I am honoured with the copy of the flat- tering Resolution, which the Irish Catholie Committee di- re< Sted to be communicated to me by the Noblemen and Gmtlemen entiusted with the Address to the Prince Regent. My heart is too responsive to the cordial sentiment* of inv countrymen, not to feel all that it ought upon such a proof of their kindness; at the same time, I must look upon the compliment as only a testimony of general good opinion from those who have been pleased to notice me ; for any claim I may have to acknowledgments from the Catholics of Ireland, can be but incidental in lending the humble aid of my efforts to obliterate discriminations, which must neces- sarily chill the affe- Stions and repress the zeal of so many of his Majesty's subjects, when the exigencies of our situation demand reciprocal confidence and combination of exertions beyond what were ever cs'led forth, I have consulted the security of the State— not the advantage of any particular description in it: and there could not be any merit in re- fraining to le- k for personal distinction, when circumstances might render them irreconcilable ro that public duty — If it evtr was in the contemplation of the Prince Regent's bounty to confer upon rtte any mark of his Royal Favor, it must also have suggested itself to his Royal Htghnes<, that the bestowal of it might indicate the barrier established against the Catholics to be systematic and final, not the result of circumstances assuredly lamented by his Royal Highness, as temporarily withholding a participation in those rights which his generous and benevolent disposition could rule to be fully and impartially enjoyed by all that are placed under his sway. <• The Catholics do not do me more credit than that to which 1 will assert my pretension, for my conviction of the purity of their views, or the cotisciousn- ss of their pledges, in regard to their Protestant Fellow- sobjeits, and the exist- ing Church Establishment of the United Kingdom O. i the firmness of that persuasion, as to the opinion 1 have maintained, as to the pra& icai benefits to be immediately experienced by the State from the admission of their claim— thus far I might gratify myself, by thinking I bad a title to their attention; hut, in any case, I accept with earnest gra- tiende the expression of the kind pai. ti. dity with- which my Catholic Countrymen have been pjea » - d to distinguish mt: entreating your Lordship to find means of communicating to them, my just sense of such an obligation. " To your Lordship and your Colleagues, I offer my best thanks, and the most unfeigned assurances of esteem and re- speift. I have the honour, my Lord, to remain, " Your Lordship's most obedient and humble servant, Sari tf Hngal. " MOIRA." On last Sunday night,. about the hour of nine o'clock, as Edmond Power, Esq. of Bally dine, was returning from dinner at A friend's, a shot was fired at him by some ruffian, who lurked near the gate of a farmer's yard on the road side. Captain Power, hearirig at the instant of the shot, the whiz- zing of the ball near his head, immediately turned his horse toward the quarter wherein the shot was fired ; where it appeared that there was a second villain on the watch, as he heard a voice calling out loudly " fire again."— Captain Power sudden- ly dismounted, and, keeping his horse between him and the direction of the voice and shot, got OS, and returned wi. h his best expedition to Magins- town ( Pierce O'Donnel's, Esq.) where he get arms arid assistance, and immediately made a quick and general seaich, but without effeft, in [, all the neighbouring houses. It appears some i| villains hail been cutting a ties at the place some ji time that night— Clu'rapl Herald. The only personal motive against Capt, Power that conlii bs remotely aswgniu fot this murderous attack, is the very aflive part he has taken in in. ves'i^ atint; the burning of " Kjeffe's family. He was the Magistrate who first took" Keeffe^ s infor- mations and sent for the Coroper, and has ever since been indefatigable in endeavouring to traoe that most horrid villainy.— Ibid. BELFAST COURSE Or EXCHANGE, & c. mat 8.— Belfast on London ( 21ds.) 9 per cent. Belfast on Dublin ( 61 ds.) 1 per cefit. Belfast on O'asgow per cent, hut, Mat 7.— 3f per cent. Gov. Deb 73 5 per cent. Ditto 101 - fi P. rrr. r. isH, Mir 3— 3 per rent. Consols Mat 7— Dub. on Lon. 9jf | Mat 5.— I. os. onDub. AKK1VE0. MAILS SINCE OUR LAST. DUE S ' BV OoNAGHABElt 0 3 Br DUBLIN O BELFAST* Saturday May 9, 1812. Last night we received, by express from D tnaghadee, the London Journals of Tuesday the Bth inst. containing the following IMPORTANT INTELLIGENCE:" London, Tuesday, May 5. We received. this morning accounts from Opor- to to the 15th ultimo. They are of considerable importance. It is true, at w* s reported, that the French did appear before Almeida ; Jbut it is not true that they made themselves masters of1. it. On the con- trary, they were, after - throwing up some works, driven from tbem by Colonel Le_ Mesurier, the Governor, at the head of the Portuguese Militia, and forced to retire beyond Val de la Mula — Colonel Tram is now posteel near Almeida. Col, Wilson has crossed the Dour © . On the 8th Marmont appeared before Ciudad Rodrigo, threw up some works, and summoned the place; but upon receiving a refusal, retired in the direftion of Coria. • - . SECONI> ^ KDITI0NT. COURIER OFFICE, Tiuo o'Clock. In addition to the intelligence in our Oporto letter we have t9 state, that Corunna Gazettes have just been received, and an account which had been transmitted to Sir John Doyle, at Guero sey, informing him that General Duhesme had made three attempts to take Almeida by assault, on the 5th, 6th, arid 7th ult. in each of which he had been repulsed, with considerable loss by the Governor and the brave garrison. Marmont did summon Ciudad Rodrigo, but retired, not daring to attempt to besiege it in form. DETECTED CONSPIRACY... SIR JOHN LEICESTER'S CAVALRV. A plot of a very extensive and dangerous ra. lure has been discovered at Stockport, in Cheshire. We ( Star) have first authority for stating, that a regular conspiracy had been fotmed ; and which, but for this timely disttsvery,- was.- to have been put in execution ! l) is week, to throw the whole country into confusion from Stockport to London, and even the capital itself, in the event of their first attempts proving successful. For the purpose of executing this diabolical work, agents had heen distributed through all the intermediate towns, and the whole ramifications of the late riots, and numbers had taken unlawful oaths to aid arid assist in the perpetration of the general rtiin. The signal was to. hav « - been the stopping of certain mail- coaches—- the non- arrival of which at their usual hour and place, Was to be considered as the command for the general rising. Sir John Leicester's cavalry, a very meritorious and aitive corps, was ordered to Stockport about 1 days ago. It is since their arrival at this place that the discovery of this infernal conspiracy has been made by the Magistrates and the Command, ing Officer of this corps, which has been on per- manent duty for the last ten days. * . We could not have believed that in this coun- try we were cursed with such diabolical fi'eti Ji as the detection of this conspiracy has proved to exist in it. In common with eyery friend of hu- manity, we could not but deplore the privations, which the lower orders have for some time been obliged to endure ; and We were disposed to as- cribe to ignorance apd suffering, the excesses which in various q, t » rrers have disturbed the peace of the country. Those who have been be- trayed into acts of indiscretion, should still experi- ence leniency ; but we hope that vigorous mea- sures will be adopted to bring the real incendiaries and instigators to exemplary punishment. LOSS OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS SKY- LARK AND APELLES. DEAL, MAY — We are sorry ta state the loss of his Majesty's sloops Appelles and Skylark yes- terday morning on the French coast near Bou- logne. The Captain, Surgeon, and Purser, of the former are made prisoners ; the remainder of the Officers and crew made their escape in their boati. It appears the accident occurred by thick weather. Wind N. E. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. DOVER, MAY 4T.— On Saturday evening last, his Majesty's ships Skylark, Captain Boyer, and Appelles, Capt. Hoffman, accidently got ashore on the enemy's coast to the N. E. of Etaples, 0Cr casioned by the rising of a very thick fog, and the , | wind being direflly on the l. tnd. Capt. Bojer finding it impossible . to get the vHsel ^ if again, after seeing the whole of the crew ufe on bo. iid ihe boats, ordered the Skylark to be blown Up, to prevent her falling into the enemy's hands. The 2d Lieut, and 24 of the ck w who were on board the gig were picked up by the Kymph hired arm- ed cutter ; and the rest, it is supposed, will meet the same chance. The Apelles it is feared will fall into the enemy's hands, and the crev. , in that case, will most probably be made prisoners of war. During last night, " and great" pa'ft of to » day, a great firing has been heard from the enemy's coast, supposed to be an attempt on the part of the ships on the. Bmilogne station to destroy the Apelles. The letters and papers by the American Mail were delivered out this morning. They contain several particulars relative to Mr. Henry, who Is said to have received 48,000 dollars for his treachery, with part of which he purchased an estate in France of the Count de Crillon, now in America. The conveyance was witnessed and authenticated by Mr. Munroe and the French Minister, Serrurier. As soon as he made thedis. closure to the American Government, he embark- ed in the Wasp for France. Tlje Committee of Foreign Relations wished to have examined him in person, but he had already sailed. No report has yet been presented by the Com- mittee; but the Federalists call for it as speedily as possible, in order that they may justify them selves, hinting that they can Inake disclosures also. The New- Yotk Papers charatflertse the whole business as an eleftioneering trick, intended to se- cure the northern democratic eleflions. They ri- dicule the idea that it will lead to war ; and in- form us, that the Non- Importation A< 3 is to be continued, and the Tax Bt.' is to be passed, but not executed. The Hornet was expefled to bring from France some public document relative to the French De- crees. The document she would carry, would be Bonaparte's Report to the Conservative Senate, declaring that they are not repealed. Very recent accounts from France, confirm the statement we made, respefling the Disturbances which have taken place in different parts of France In Paris ihey have been very serious; on one oc- casion above 20,000 persons assembled, and the walls of the Thuilleries were covered with this in- scription ; " Bread, peace, or the head of a Tyrant" ' It is said that the axtreme misery which prevails in every part o£ the dominions of Bonaparte has excited no inconsiderable alarm in his mind, and that he begins to see the necessity of departing from ' he system which he has hitherto pursued. — Sun. We yesterday adverted to a paragraph which had appeared in different Papers, stating that Ministers had agreed to offer to the Roman Ca- tholics three of their principal demands, viz. to remove the impediments to their promotion to the highest rank in the Army, the Navy and the Law. We can, however, venture to state, upon ground, on which we fully rely, that there is no founda- tion whatever for the report.— Sun. The pacific hopes excited by the late Flags of Truce begin to droop, and the Funds to decline along with them. The Prince Regent has declined the Lord Mayor's invitation to dine at the Mansion- house, The motion on the Report of Mr. Banke's Bill for abolishing Sinecure Places was, after a short but sharp debate, last night, in the House of Commons, carried by a majority of II.— This majority, in such a cause, and in. a House, con- isting of 25?- Members, is no ordinary triumph over Ministers. Let this Bill be carried, and the work of Reform is half done.— The third read- ing is fixed for Monday, on whrch occasion the Minister will make a grand effort to retrieve his loss of last night. . ' In the House of Lords, the Itish Tobacco Bill; after some conversation between Lords Holland, Ross, Lauderdale, and Liverpool, was read a third time, and passed. The Gold Coin Bill was also read a third time, and passed. , " .•"'' *"•' It cannot fail to operate as an additiorial stimu. lus upon the benevolent, to contribute bountifully, at the Collection to be made to- morrow for the Poor- House and Infirmary of this town, when they learn that the following statement has been published by authority of the Managers : Number of Poor at present- in the House— We mention with pleasure the laudable con- dufl of Mr. William Martin, farmer and miller, of Bailies' Mill, in the county of Down, who pir- sists in selling his Oatmeal nt 5s. per ? con » , not- withstanding it has been sold much - higher by others. We understand it is Mr. Martin's deter, mination not to advance it above that price while his stock holds out. Such examples are worthy of public imitation, and should operate as a sea- sonable check upon the rapaciousness of others, who would sacrifice every feeling of humanity at the shrine of avacice. Yesterday the Potatoe Market of this town was bat scantily supplied, and they ware at one shil- ling per stone. We are informed there are grent quantities in the country ; but the farmers in this neighbourhood have been so much occupied dur- ing the late seed- time, that they had not an op- portunity of bringing their stocks to market. As this difficul y will soon b~* obviated, we may, in a short time, expeft to see the market abundantly supplied. It would be an accommodation to the poor, were the dealers in potatoes directed to sell in small quantities. We understand that at pre- sent they do not sell less than a stone. It must be satisfactory to those who have friends in the Ist Battalion of the Royal Scotch, to learn that that Battalion has received orders to proceed immediately from the West Indies,, to that healthy situation, Quebec, in North America. The Treasurer of the Belfast Charitable So. om 13/. yd. ciety, acknowledges to have received from Wil- liam Tennent, Esq. the sum of £ 3, which he received on an arbitration. Died. At Banville, on the 2d inst. Mr. Fet. tx O'Ntu, He was an affectionate brother, a warm friend, an tbdtilirent and fefcid master, and the last surviving male of that ancient and truly respectable family." BELFAST EXPORTS, For the Week ending the 1th inst. Llvtrfxxl— SSS, 837 yards Linen— 23 bales B- c* n— 13 bhi* Hams— 5 casks Lard— 11 barrels Pork— 50 tierces B-. f 54 Cow Hides— 14 bales Flax— 12 ! te.> - Toogui- s— 56 bundles Calf Skins— 10 barrels A- hes— 50 ba}; R Flour. Greenock— 205 barrels Coffee— 15 hbds. Foreign ,- ugar. Irvine— 12 bales R'con. Maryport— 33,073 yards Linen. IVtekly Shipping and Commercial Litt. BELFAS T ST! H P JVE Vi S. i 1 > m i -— The armfd brig Levant, M'Kibbin, for Lpoion, yn.) Kelly, M'llwain, for Liverpool, are loading, to sail in a few days. • The American ship Dryade. Hfnry Bacon, Master, with passengers, for New- York, sailed on Tuesday lust. The new armed brig George, James Caughey, Mister, sails first fair wind for London. The Ceres, Savage, sails first fair wind for Liverpool. The Swift, Neel|. f » r Bristol, wiil continue, to receive Linens ttptil the lyth instant, and sail first f . r » in. l after. The armed brig Aurora, Srarks, is loading at. L„ ndou foe this port. The brig Hawk, M'Cormick, for Glasgow, sailed thit morning. ' Th* Betseys, NeilsOtt, loading for Glasgow, 3. iil « in 1 few days The Diana, M'Cal nm, at Glajgovr j and the Bee, Rankin, at Dublin, are loading fof Belfast. ARRIVED. Lord Nelson, Thomson, from Surinam, 99 Ithds 50, bar. rels 2 tierces Sugar, 150 bags, 13 tierces Coffee, 18 pun- cheons Rum. 1 ively, Peitill, from Bristol, 540. sacks Flaxseed, & c. Sir Hei3or| Tornay, from Strangford.,' Jenny, Jameson, from Limerick. Thirteen vessels with coals. BELFAST MA K'- K E i\ S. 63"' 92 109 87 '' 155 196 - 358 Men Women......... Boys • « Girls Servants....... Total..... This day the Trersurer is in advance £ 135, 10*. 9\ d. ^ By adding one vowel to the following 28 letters, it will make two lines in verse. They were writ- ten over the Ten Commandments in Awelck Church, in Wales; and remained a whole century 1 before the true sense was found our:— PRSVRYPR FC T M N V R K P T H S P R C P T S T N. An elegant hospital ha-> bec- n built by cnntrafl at Port Jacksom— The condition on which the building is reared is rather novel— that the cod- trailors should receive no money for the ereftion, but be permiit d in lieu thereof to import 30,000 gallons of tum, duty free. per cwt. of 1121b. Bank Nous. , per cwt. of 11 S> iU Bank flotej. ^ per stone of Oatmeal Wheat.......... Barley ..... Oats First Flour..., Second ditto.. Third ditto 30 Fourth ditto 0 Fifth ditto 0 Bran Firkin Butter Russian Tallnw.., Buenos Ayres do.. Brazil do Rough Tallow Rough Lard Beef Pork Salt Skins Cow Hides-.. Ox ditto 42 16 Horse ditto 7 6 Calf Skins ( Slinks).. 0 4^ — Veal ditto..;..*.; 0 7 — Fresh Butter...*....,, f 3 — Scale ditto ) 1 Beef 0 6 Mutton............... o: 7 — V « al 0 6 — Potatoes 6 11 — Liverpool Coals...,. 0 0 — Cumberland ditto... 58 0 — Scotch ditto 28 0 — ^ per cwt. of 1201b. ^ per hide. per ton. Scotch maltingditto 40 ' 0 — 0 Weight of Bread this Week at the Public Bakery— Whit « Loaf, ( Is. U) Sib: 4oz— Brown ditto, ( I/. IV.! sib. 8oz. CHARITY SERMOX. fjriHE Inhabitants of Belfast and its vicinity, are respeft- JL fully informed, that on SUNDATncxt, the 10th of May, a CHARITY SERMON Will be preached in the Parish Church, by the Reverend THEOPHILUS BLAKELY, Dean of Connor, Jcc.; lortha Benefit of the Poor- House anil Infirmary. Divine Service to commence at Half- past ONE o'clock. 114) May 5* THEATRE, BEJLF ' 9 MRS. FULTON in> F. SPECTFULLY informs her Friends and the PnMic Irv in general, her BENEFIT is fixed for MONDAY Evenings May 9th, 1812, when will be presented, a nevr Comedy ( never aiSed here), caVed, "' LOST 8c FOUND. Ciartes If. utingi Mr. TAIBOT. M! SI SuppU Mrs FtfLroN. To which will be added, ibe grand, spi/ dacle of BLUE BEARD. BTDA MRS. FUTTDH. Tickets and Places. Jor the Boxes to be_ had at the Thea- tre, from Eleven o'clock till Two; and of Mil, FULTON, at Mr, M'& tM't, OS, HcKiil4 » - » tre « t. ( J28 BELFAST COMMERCIAL CLE 139) DUTCH MADDERS, Sc, SAM. GIBSON HAS FOR SALF, R Butts Old CROP MADDER, 11 Ditto OMBRO Ditto, 2 Ditto Ground TURKEY ROOT. Belfast, May 8. SALE OF FIGS BY AUCTION. "- TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, on TUESDAY the 1 12th inn. at the Hour of TWELVE o'Clock, at the Store! of JOHN VANCE, in Hill- street, CIDER, PERRY, & c. SAM. tf ANDREW Ml CLEAN | 7T AT ELY received, and have now ready for Sale, ( in I J— 4 Hampers of different sizes,) Best Old field Pern), and Fine Hereford i Cider, IN 5PARKLINO ORDER. IThey are » t present receiving from on board the Lively, from temiroL, an additional Supply of the above, in Casks, which, with . the following, will be sold reasonably. - FIGS- 200 Whole Frails, and 7 100 Half Frails, J 10 Cash of MUSTARD. MACFARLAN, Auflioneer. Belfast, May 8. ( 136 II lade sale. Woollen Warehouse, NO. 6, nONEGALL- STREET. O. WILLANS & SONS MAVE just received an Excellent Assortment of Good, in tbe above Line, and suitable for tlTe Season.— Being Manufactured by themselves, they can sell every Ar- ticle on the best Terms. ( 143) . Belfast, May S. Nm London IFaistcoating Cammeres, Luff and Pearl Coloured Jeans. & e. &; c. WILLIAM NEWS AM ] T TA5: imported a FIRST SUPPLY of the above, MOST ™ " FA! HI3T:,. BI. E PATTERNS, and is in daily expedition of an Awirunent of SUPERFINE CLOTHS, Of same fluidity as those last imported, which gave sneh gtncral lutiifafiun A great variety of every description of Carpeting and Hearth-/ lugs, The designs of which are entirely new. 0' J Cloths , and Painted Baize Table Covers Blind Canvas, " white, g'cen, and brown. 140) Belfast, May 8. London Ukperfine Quiltii Cloths, ' Patent isfc. & c. ' dc. Cassimcres, StockingJVebs. ROBERT TRAIL AT present has a large Assortment of the above Article" jint arived, which, on inspection, will be found equal to any in Maiket. Also, a General Assortment of Woollen- Drapery and Hosiery Goods, To be Sol1 remarkably Cheap for Ready Money. N. B— R. T. would dispose of his INTEREST in fh » I EASE of a neat TENEMENT, consisting of NINE HOUSES, agreeablv situated in the rest of the COLLEOE, producing a Profit Rent of £ 45 per annum—. 38 years of • - ( 1 the Lease unexpired. 146 an sol W' Belfast, May 2. SALE THIS DAY. CASTOR OIL BY AUCTION. [ SAM. £ s* JAMES CAMPBELL, tttt/ ILL SELL BY AUCTION, oh S ATURDAY the 7 7 9th May, at ELEVEN o'clock, Old Antigua Rum, Strong Jamaica Ditto, Cork and Dublin Whiskey, Geneva, Brandy, Port, Teneriffe, Sherry, Lisbon, Calcavella, \ 141) BURTON ALE. May 9. STOLEN, On the Niyht of Thursday last, from the House of WILLIAM SEFT0N, of Ballmderry, AHORSE and CAR— The Horse wis of a light grey colour, with white mane and tail— coar's- made— rather crooked in the hind legs— loose and heavy in his gair— dull and sleepy in his appearance— about twelve years old, and hands high— The Car and tackling* were in - olerable good orr^ pr; the Car had been painted red, but the paint was wearing off. Whoever shill give such information fo WM. SEFTON, as may lead to the prosecution and conviction of the Person or Persons who stole sjid Horse and Car, shall receive a . Reward of TWENTY GUINEAS; or any private infor- | mat ion that may lead to the recovery of the Horse and Car, shall be handsomely rewarded. ML) BALLINDERRT, May 8. JUST ARRIVED, BROADLErS Wholesale and Retail Londou Hat Warehouse, No. 10, Bridge- street, AFEW London Patent Water- proof BRAVER H\ TS which will resist W&, although immersed in Water for twenty- foor hours A Quantity of London best STUFF HATS; White, Blick. Drab, and Purple Ladies'HATS and BONNETS; a further assortment of PLATES, all of which will be Id chear fof Money. N. B. White Beavers Cleaned, to look a « well as new. 142) Belfast, May 7. GRAZING. HORRF. 1? and COWS will be taken into BELVOIR PARK this Summer. Apply to WM IRELAND, OrangtlMd. or BERNARD O'NEILL, Belvoir Park. 132) May 7th, 1812. A GENERAL BOARD Of the Belfast Incorporated Charitable Society, HLL he held in the EXCHANGE ROOMS, on WED- * 7 NESDAY the 13th day of May instant, at ONE o'clock, pu- suan' to a clause in the Ad of Parliament for Incorporating the Society, for the purpose of electing a Com- mittee and Treasurer for the ensuing year, receiving the re- port of the Spring Witpr Committee, and transacting such business as may then come before the Meeting. JAMES MUNFOAD, Chairman of Committee. ( 137 I DWELLING- HOUSES AND BUILDING- GROUND. I TO BF, SOLD Br AUCTION, on tic Prtmi. it, in Mm. tard street, on SATURDAY the 16tb May instant, at the If>, ur of TWELVE o'Chck, ' T'HE LEASE of a LOT of GROUND, situate on the 1 west- fcirfe of Mustar. l-< treet, containing ( i5 feet i front, and extending backwards ,54 feet, whereon FIVE Nli H DWELLING- HOUSES l ave been lately ereded, and suffi- cient space for building six'Huuses mort oti the rear; the whole held for 70 Years front November, 1808, su'ijeCt to Yearly Rent of £ C,. I0J The Dwelling- Houses are at Ipresent vry cheaply I t to Tenants at will, aud produce cleir Profit- rent of J£?<>, 14, 6J. per annu'u. For Particulars apply to ROBERT GRAHAM, ru said | street; or to . TAMES HYNDMAN, Public Notary and Licensed Auctioneer. May 7, 1SI2. ( 147 TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION. 1 On tte Premises, in Cssrtis- street, adjoining Mr. HarP& r's Buildings. Vorh- street, at ONii o'CUi, on SATURDAY the 16tb instant, X^ OUR Neat DWET. L1NG HOUSES, two stories high ' L with suitable Office Houses and wtll- inclnsed Yard*, at the small yearly Ground Rent of £ 5, 12*. 8d.\ held fo! 80 y? A s from November last; now let to Tenaurs at wilr producing a clear Profit Rent of JSi2, 3s. per annum.— Fo particulars, apply to the Proprietor, Terms at Sale. JOHN M'CREA. Belfast, May 8. ( lf. 4 1 " COTTON MILL & CONCERN. In tie Matter of ") I O BE SOLD BY AUCTION. I ROBERT F1XLAY, ( • on TUESDAY the 12th day Bankrupt. f of May instant, before the major —— ' ' part of the Commissioners named and authorized in and by a Commission of Bankrupt awarded, sued forth, and now in prosecution against said RUDEST FINLAT, of Belfast, in the County of Antrim, All that and those the MILL, DWELLING HOUSE, and CONCERN in Francis street, in the Town of Belfast, late in possession of said Baskrupt. The Mill is frfiir Stories high, containing the following Machinery, viz. 10 Mules, 2040 Spindles, !) Carding Machines, 1 Sheckler, 1 Drawing and Roving Frume. In all adjoining House, 4 Throstles, 560 Spintlleo, 1 large Carding Machine, with Billy, & C.; and a Parcel ol Spinning Machinery for same in other adjoining Houses The entire Machinery drove by a Steam Engine of 10 Horse power. The Dwelling- house, fronting Millfield, is in excel- lent repair, three stories high, adjoining same. The whole Conc- rn held for a Term of 58 Years Irom lit May, 1402, suijeCt to the Yearly Rent of £ GS, 1 3s. Bd. The Title Dee Is to be seen at any time previous to the Sale, in the hands » ( the Agent, JOSEPH WR1GH1', At- torney, 52, Granby- Row. 145) EG AN, Auctioneer. WANTED IMMEDIATELY, , ach E grammatically, Writing, Arithmetic, Book- keeping, SvCRED MUSIC, JUST PUBLISHED PRICE 16/. 3d. By GEORGE ALLEN, 39, Fisbamble- street, Dub'in; an Sold by Mr. SAM. ARCHER, Bookseller, Belfast, THE FIRST NUMBER OF MELO D IA SA CIIA9 OR, PSALMS OF DAVID. Patronized by the Bishops rind Principal Clergy pf\ Ireland. ' DEDICATED TO MltS. PETER LATOUCHE, AND ALTRANGKB BY DAVID WEYMAM, For One, Two, Three, or Four T'oicrs, with tt Figured Bass, and separate part for the ORGANtr PIAXO FORTE. ' PHIS work will be completed in Foi'ft NUMBERS, JL in a superior style, and tlie Music selected from the most celebrated Composers, ancient and modern, with New Music never before printed, connrosed expressly for many of the Psalms, by several emi « ent Professors The First Number contains laeful Instructions to learn the art of Singing, and tlu first 50 of the Psaltns in regu- lar order, with different Music to every Psalm. The Se- cond and" Third Numbers will finish the ISO Psalms of the Version used in the United Churches of EuglaaJ Ireland. The Fourth Number will contain HYMNS, ANTHEMS, CHORUSSES, and an alphabetical INDEX to Jl the Tt'NES and WORDS. A period of three or four Months will elapse between the Publication of each Number, to allow sufficient time for En- graving tlie Plates, & c. & c. GEO- HGE ALLEN returns bis most grateful acknow- ledgments to his numerous and highly respectable Subscri bers, for their universal approbation of the Number now jiublisbed; and he assures them and the Public, that no pains or expencc will be wanting to make the remaining parts of the Work, if possible, excel the first. N. B. Such Ladies and Gentlemen as did not originally subscribe, and w ish BOW to become Subscribers to the Work, « re most respectfully informed, that it will be necessary for them to pay for the SECOND NUMBER before published, or they will not be entitled to receive the Wort at Subscrip- tion Rrice, 12j. 6d. per Number, as Subscriptions will close « ra Publication'of the Second Number— Subscribers Names will be printed in the fourth or last Number, by applying to any of the Persons who sell the Work, or to the Publisher, GEORGE ALLEN, 39, Fitfiamble- street; where all manner of Engraving and Prind » g,' as usual, is carried on in the most extensive manner, indicting Visiting and Compli- ment Cards, Bankers' Notes, Bills of Exchange, Maps, Print*, » nd all ether Engravings. Music, 4c. & c. ^ yg 22 Dozen Bottles of Castor Oil, OF OOOB QUALITY. MACFARLAN, Auctioneer. Terms at Sale, I 125) AUCTION. BARILLA, SHUMAC, V LEMONS. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,' on TUESDAY the 12th Inst, at TWELVE o'clock, if not previously disposed of, the CAaeio of the Syren, from MASAKA, ( now landing) consisting of . - .. 120 Tons Sicily Barilla, first quality » 15t Bags Shumac, 9 Cases Lemons. Terms at Sale. WILLIAM PHF. LPS, May 5. No. 3, Lime- Kiln- Dock. 115) MACFARLAN, Auctioneer. SUGAR BY AUCTION. ONE HUNDRED and FOURTEEN HOGSHEADS and TIERCES SCALE SUGAR, will be put up to Public Sale, on TUESDAY the 12> h day of May, it TWELVE o'clock precisely, at HUGH WILSON und SONS' Stores, CoapoaATioN- sraiiET. ( 119 CLEARANCE, SALE. Tt he Peremptorily StlJ bj Auition, on MO WO iY nnt, 11 tb May instant, to commence at ELKVF. V it Clock, and conti- nue daily until tie whole shall h disposed of, AT NO 17, IlONEGALL- STREET, A VARIETY of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, and f A. other Goods, 4- posited there for Sale on Commission, viz a very large new and elegant Mahogany Dinintr Table, with Castors; Mahogany Northumbi rland Sidebuar i ; Card, Dressing, and Kitchen Tables of all sizes; a Vtano- b'orte ; Four- post Makogany and other Bedsteads, < j; it1' and • without Hmgi ' gs; Feather Beds, Mattresses, Carpeting Stair Rods; a variety of CfvnaaiuJ Earthen Ware: New Fin Dish Covers, and other Tin Ware; Eight Day C'. ocks; a, l kinds of Kitchen Utensils; Chamber and Kitchen Grates , Mahogany Gla> » Frames; Books and Pamphlets; L'. mp; sud Office Desks; Hot- bed Sash Frames, a Jaunting Cars & c. Sec.— Likewise, Umbrellas, Dyed Cotton Yarn, Whice Calicoes, Kelp, Martinique Noyeau, with a great variety of other things much too numerous to particularizr. All Persons concerned in any of the Articles nbovemen- tipned, are requested to pay the charges inclined on the same, and remove them, otherwise they will be positively sold for whatever they may bring; others wishing to avail themselves of this opportunity will please observe, that ne Article can be received for this Sale after Saturday. Cash before removal. JAMES HYNDMAN, Public Notary and Licenivd Auctioneer DRUGS, See. M'ADAM, MARSHAL, & CO fAVE JUST RECEIVED, AND FOR SALE, 7 Cash Fresh Squills, 36 Half Chests Fine Sallad Oil, 31 Bales Liquorice Root, 100 Dozen Castor Oil. Also, a great variety of other articles in the line, by the late arrivals from Lisbon, Jamaica, London, and Liverpool, which form a complete Stock, and which they are determin- ed to sell at very Moderate Prices for Regular Payments. They ar- alway well supplied w'th all kinds of OILS, COLOURS, VARNISHES, isfc. U7) FLAXSEED, TAR, & c, HOLMES - y BAR « LIE 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 Week I with Passengers ( i. O ^ SCHOOLMASTER, qualified to teach EN « USU, I and the Mathematics. . Application, ( if by Letter, postpaid) to Mr. WILLIAM I M'Ctim, Ballydorn, ifilliachy. | 131) Dated 9th May, 1812 BRICK FOR SALE. A BOUT 200,000 BRICK for Sale, lying in a cotive- JT- i. nient situation for Persons building in Town. For Particulars apply to Mr. JAMES M'CLEAN. | 183) May 7, 1812. BLEACHERS' SMALTS. GEORGE LANGTRT Isf CO. JJTAVE for Sale, a Parcel of Real DUrCH BLEACH- iJL ERS' SMALTS, of very fine Quality; ALSO, American Pat and Peari Ashes, AUcant Barilla, Rcfned Saltpetre, American Rosin, Fine and Common Congou Teas. I S94) Belfast, April 16, 1812. j ARLILES, NEW EN6LISH FLAXSEED. OGLE, & CO. have just received, A few Bags, 0 » VERV riNI ' JOAI. ITV. NEWRY, May 2. FOR NEW. YORK, The New American Brig NF. RINA, CAPTAIN STEWART, . u . iBurthen SOO Tons, Will positively sail on the 20th instant, for the above Port, wi'h whatever Passengers may offer. For Passage, please apply to the Subscriber, who engages that plenty of Water and Fuel shall be put on board for the Voyage. ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRY, May 6. ' ( 1S5 FOR NEWCASTLE SC PHILADELPHIA, RGR CLOVER- SEEID, GEORGE LANGTRT & CO. HAVE FOH SALE, p O Q AC'KS of New Red CLOVER- SEED, latelv land - ''^ ' ' ed fioni the South of England; the Quality of which is most superior, and will be sold oil reasonable Terms 97a) Belfast," April 14. T BERWICK, ASH, .& PHILLIPS, \ RE Landing, per the NELLY, from BSIOOEVVATEK, a. . a PaiVet of PRIME ENGLISH FLAXSEED, . . FOR SALE, WITH New Orleans, West India, and COTTON WOOL, Georgia, : J Pot and Pearl Ashes— New A'icante Barilla, Diintzi$ Wred Ashes— Bleachers' Smalts, Refined Saltpetre— Ditto Rosin, Fine ntid Common Congou Teas, Scale and Lump Sugars in Hhds. and Tierces, Carolina Rice, Jamaica Ginger and Coffee, N « * u Red Clover- Seed, Malt and Corn Kiln Tylcs, & c. B64) 53, Waring- street, March 3l. NEW NEW- YORK FLAXSEED. C) in TTTOOSHEADS NGWNEW- YORK FLAX- ZIU JtJl Sf,: EDi for Sale, by BERWICK ASH, & PHILLlPSj 53, Waring- street. April 29, 1812. NEW FLAX- SEED, ENGLISH A AMERICAN. GEORGE LANGTR T Cs' CO. HAVE FOR SALE, | .570 BAGS, just landed from the SoOth of England, the growth of last year, and produced from real • Rio a Flax- seed. I 650 HOGSHEADS, imparted per the Protection and Hiberma, from New- Tori, 690) Belfast, March G THE NEW rAST- tAltlNR AMERICAN BRIO D RO MO, Captain ANDREW MILLER, 500 Tons Burthen, Daily expeSed, and will be dispatched m Three Weeks after arri. al. The DaoMo is a Cue vessel, high and roomy between Decks her first voyage, and the Master has been long em- ployed in the Pass- iiger Trade. For Pasoge please apply to the Subscriber, who will, as usual, pay « » ery attention in supplying the Passengers with sufficient Fuel and Water lor the voyage. ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRY, April 28, 1812. ( 79 FOR NEWCASTLE & PHILA- DELPHIA, The Ship ONTARIO, - CAPTAIN CAMPBELL, A capital Vessel, of about 450 Tons burthen— high and roomy between Decks, daily ejpe& ed at Warretipoitit, and will sail for the above Port in three weeks after arrival. For Passage apply tb ANDREW AIKEN, NEWRY, April 25. . t_ Public are respedfally inforpi- v ed, that the following -- -- LV REGULAR TRADERS rTO^- w" Will tail for their respiSive 2 arts, * tvith Itl first fair WW after the dates mentioned t FOR LONDON, The armed brigGEORGE, JAS.. CAV< IBE r, Master, 6th May The armed brig LAGAN, HONRINE 14 days after FOR LIVERPOOL, The CERES, SAVAOE 9th May The CUNNINGHAM B0YLE, BELL, Eight days after. FOR BRISTOL, The SWIFT, NEEI 9th May. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The FANNY, MAKT< N,. W .'. 8th May, The MINERVA, COURTENAV Eight days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig AURORA, STARK a 23d May. | The armed brig DONEGAL!., COURTKN AT, H days after. For Freight, in London, apply to Messri. ALEXANDER tnd WILLIAM OGILBY, Alichurch- Yard. . T Gentlemen who have I. iflens to forward, will please send them to GEORGE LANGTRY ( J- A few stout Lads wanted as Apprentices to the'Sea. NEW- YORK FLAXSEED JOHN BELL & CO. HAVE FOB SALE, 2 ) 0 Hhds. New New- Tori FLAXSEED, 200 Ditto Ditto, Last Tear's Importation, Which they will dispose of on reasonable terms at their Stores, Douegall- Qaay, or their Office in John street. 347) 9th of 4th month, 1819. SICILY CARGO. .120 Ti< u- i Su it.;/ narilla, 1.54 Bags Shumac, 9 C ks oj Lemons, " TUST Arrived, Mid arc now Landing from on board the II » Syren, MARK H. GARDNER, Master, dired from MAZ- ARA, and will be disposed of on reasonable T° rms, by WILLIAM PHELPS. Belfast, Afril 27, 1812. ALSO FOR SALE, MATTHEW BLACK AS } usf RECEIVED, PER THIs XELLV, •- London Fancy Waistcoaiing, In fnt Variety, suitable to the Season; anl expsfta by first ari*: v, tls, Ltmdcn Silperjine Cloths-— Cassimires— Beaver Hals, & c. & c. CSV. 105) 7, Bridge- street, May 4. To Perfumers. Habcrd. ishc. rs, fkc. SHERWIN, DRANK, HARltlMAN, & CO. Wholesale Cumb Manufacturers, Pcrfmers, Hard- warcttUn, & c. BEG leave to acquaint their Friends, they have opened a WAREHOUSE, No. 21, in Fleet- street, Dublin, Where thev - have always an fcitensive Assortment of AR- TICLES in the above Line, and of he > J.' west Fincy,. upoft the ? ama terms as at their House, 2Wfl, Shoreditch; Lon loll. . ( lo: NEW- YORK FLAXSEED. Sossci> inER has received a large Suppl' sf NSW- ' L VORK FLAXSEED, of both this ind ' nt Year's importation, which he will dispose of on modem;- Terms. JOHN SHAW.' D* EE- HIEL, near Dungannoh. ( 9>>'> Peterslurgh Clean Hemp, New Riga Flaxseed, English Ditto, Dutch Smalts, Barrel Staves, Ncw- Tork Pot Ashes, Montreal Ditto, J He ant Barilla, Cctton- Waol, Red Herrings, Corkwood. ( 59 A LIC A NT BARILLA, Of the latest Importation. 1FOHN MARTIN & CO. HAVE FOR. SALE, .550 BALES, OF PRIME QUALITY, AND IN PINE ORDER. 691) Ann- street— March 6. • HI IVoolkn and Manchester I Fare ho use, 84, HIGH- STREET. JAMES YOUNG HAS received, by the Ceres, Cunningham Boyle, and Kelly, from LIVERPOOL, A Choice Assortment of Cheap Goods; • oNsnnno o » Superfine and Refine Cloths, London Printed Waistcoating, newest patterns, Cords, Velveteens, and Nanieenets, Counterpanes, Marseilles Quilts, Blankets, Bui- Ticks, &' c. Real Welsh and English Flannels, Knitting and Hosiery Worsted, Collar Check & Horse Sheeting for Saddlers' use. The above Goods will be sold on reasonable I'erms, for short payments. ( lO^ i Belfast, May 4. NEW RIGA FLAXSEED. ROBERT SIMMS & SON are Landing for Sale, a Parcel of RIGA FLAXSEED, The growth of last Season, of prime Quality. 46) Belfast, April 24. FLAXSEED & ASHES. 1130 Hhds. New New- Tork Flaxseed, 2 T Half DiltJ Ditto. 212 Barrels first sort Pot Ashet, FOR SALE, 3Y THOMAS S. FANNING, Douega'l Qu- iy. Belfast, February 28, 1812. ( 641 GRAWFORDS, WALLACE, & CO. HAVE FOR SALE., AT THEIR STORES, New New- Tork FLAXSEED, New Dronthnn DEALS, Alicante BARILLA, Tenerife WINE, and Season Mejted TAL LO W, in Hhds. 942) April 9' A LIC ANT BARILLA, TO RE HOLD, ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY BALES, of the very be « Quality, and latest importation. Bleachers that are nice in the seleftion of their Ashes, will find the above worthy tMeir attention. Application to be made to Mi'. R03T. GRF. F. NLAW 927) Belfast, April 8. The Public are retpe& fullv inform- ... ed, that it is intended the following N. E. TRADERS Shall 4ail at the findermetitio, ted'periods. JjjL,' FOR LONDON, The armed brig LEVANT, M KIBHIN 9th May These Vessels being armed and completely well tnutid. Insurance- by theni will consequently be effcdled on the most leasonable terms FOR LIVERPOOL, The KELLY, M'ILWAIN........ „. u.. i 9th May. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The NEPTUNE, DAVIDS'O*.,. 2d May, FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig BRITANNIA, A » EROEEN, on delivery of Teas from the Salt s The armed brig VENUS, PENDLE ton 14 days after For Freight, m London, apply to Messrs. WM. & JOHN WHARTON, Nicholw' Laiie ; or, in Bellaw, co R. GREENLAW, Agent, Who will receive an 1 forward LINRN CLOTH and other MERCHANDIZE with care and dispatch ) C5- A few Stout Lads wanted as APPRENTICES to the Sea, co whom liber » l Kccoursjsmeu: wti! be^ iven. TO BE SOLD BY^ AUCTION, On the Premises, at ONE o'Clock, on SATURDAY the Vftt'j of May, if hot prei'iously disposal of, ' IT'HAT well- known an! generally ac'mired Residence if I FOUNTAIN VALH. This Concern, situate bn the t. lsbUrn Road, and only ten minutes walk froni tile Belfast Exchange, possesses in reality all the advantages of Town and Country : it consists of a very Snbiranthl Family Hni « e, In complete repair, two small detached Cdrtagcs, a Stalil-:, a convenient Shade, a very extensive OrcharJ in full bear- ing, with other Suitable portions of Meadow and Arabic- Grounds, all in the bee; state of cultivation, anil well rav nUred; held under a long Lease, and capable cf great im- provement. For particular! apply to JOBS MCULLOOH, North- street, Belfast, who is authorized td treat for the Sale thereof. 120) , May 5. ® lie HOUSES TO LET. ipwo NEAT NEW HOUSES, in Patrick- street, to . « - Let.. Leases Will be gitten Apply to WILLIAM PHELPS; Ni » . 29,. Waring- street. Belfast, April 22. ( 2 2 TO BE LET, For a Term of 51 Tears from May next, THE CONCERN in Dbnegall- street, at present octUpU'd by Mrs LAW, immediately fronting the Brown Linen. Hall The situation is central, and well- adapted for all/ Business requiring a good front, and tlie 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 ot Sell bis Interest in the Concern fee at pre » sunt occupies in the Wiinlesule Grocery and Spirit Business. ( 994 HAR T WALL'S ANTISPASMODIC & ALEXIPKAHMAC ELIXIrt Peculiarly efficacious in the Cure of { lout, C'holic, Spasms and Flatulencies in the'Stovuich and Boioelg, HPHE very extensive and highly resp- c. use of - L the above valilaijle Mcdiciiie ill tile City and . < u ity of Cork, added to its increasihg < lcn1and In tile ne!'? h6. ir- ing Counties, have induced the Proprietors' Agents to ex- tend the advantages derivable froni this excellent Medicine to the most distant parts of tlid empire, and Have aypointep Agents for the Sile of It in tlie principal Cities and Towtn ill the United Kingdom; For proofs of the very great safety, as Well as superior ef- ficacy of the Alexipharmac Elixir; thtr AgCnt-. respectful y beg to point the attention of the Public, not only to the np- t> rob. ition of the Faculty, as to Its composition, but to their' recommendation of it, ( which at ohcii exclude it from the denomination cf a Quack Medicine) as well as to the nii- morons Ceititioates of its success, contained in the printo- Bill whidi aco S anies each Bottle; and they can with cond ftdence assert, tliat no instance of danger has occurred from the use of this Medicine during a period Of 30 years. 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[ For the Belfast Co- nmercial Chronicle. J SOLUTION TO THE ENIGMA BY 0. B. \ our Enigma, O. B. any one may expound ; A « HoasBMAK," like yours, will „ on fall to tit ground! 7 he changes you ring are, Ham, Hare, Mars, Mare, Mom, Ask, Arm, Roe, Ore, Nero, Shoe, She, Roan, Rose, Horn. Why omit, . afient - writer, Home, Rome, Sea, and Shore, Slume, Name, Ear, Hear, Hero, and twenty words More? Cjrntnoney Printxuorh, May 7. A. B. C. & Ct>. Ur The Solutions ly y. s. are alio eorrcStly given. INTERESTING TRIAL. COURT OF KING'S BENCH, DUBLIN. SATURDAY, MAY 2. From ( he affidavits this fait appeared, that from the 5th day of April, 1810, to the time of her li. j beration, which was obtained by a writ of Habeas j Corpus, issued by the Court of Kind's Bench, in j the month of July last ( making a period of IS. months), this wretched Lady had newer been vi- sited by a Relative, by a Clergyman, by a Physi- cian, or by any human being, bur Mr=. Jameson, and that in every respeil she was in the situation of the most melancholy distress. Mr. Hyat's justification, for being a party to this extraordinary transaction, for detaining Mrs. Duncan in solitary confinement, for 15 months, was the following extraordinary Letter from Dr. J. Clarke :— Rutland Square, April 5, 1810. « < SIR—. 1 request you will receive the Beafer to board and lodge in your House— she is no' at all times sound in her mind.— When she is —, her Friends and I expeit she will be treated with every humanity. But you will use salutary restraint when necessary. " JOS « PH CLARKE." 7'/' je King, at the Prosecution of George Duncan and Mary- Anne Duncan, his wife, against Love Ilyat and his Wife, and Elizabeth Jameson. This was a motion to shew cause why the con- ditional order for a Criminal Information, obtained last Term against the Defendants, for the illegal imprisonment and detention of Mary- Anne Dun- can, for the period of 15 months, in a mad- house at Black Rock, in the couniy of Dublin, should not be made absolute. The fails of this case, as they appeared from the statement of Counsel in support of the conditional order, were as follows: That the Prosecutrix, Mary- Anrie Duncan, was the daughter of a highly respeitable gentleman, a Mr. Tottenham, of the county of Wicklow, and conneited with some of the first families, in point of rank and character, in this country— that she had formed aH unfortunate attachment for the Pro secutcr, George Duncan, while ailing in the ca- pacity of a servant to her father, and had private- ly married him. In the early part of June, 1810, being then pregnant, she left her father's house, and came to Dublin, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. J. David La Touche, to whom she confided the secret of her situation.— Mrs. La Touche took her under her protection— brought her to her house in Meunt.< flreet, arid promised that Sifter tlae event of her confinement, she should return again to her fathei's family. In the whole of this confidential communication between the two sisters, it was not tiTt-^ nretended that anv symptom of insanity or lunacy ^ nearrd to affeit the understanding of the Prosecutrix. Her approaching pregnancy render- ed it necesVat- y. in order to preserve the secret, that she should leave Mount- street, and retire to an asylum y iepared for her by Mrs. La Touche. and . accrydingly, on the 5th of April, 1810, at- tended by Elizabeth Jameson, a chosen servant of Mrs. La Touche, she went to the mad- house of Love Hyat, the Defendant, situate at Black Rock, in this county, where, for a period of four months, she continued an inmate of Mr. Hyat's family, and during which time she was perfeitly free from any attack of those occasional epileptic fits, which, at an early period of her life, had affcited her consti- tution. With respeit to the state of her mental faculties during this interval, there was no appear- ance whatever tending to insanity. No Physician was ever called on to visit her. In the opinion of Mr. Hyat, she, the Prosecutrix, was a woman of warm temper, but from hence he could not infer that her disorder was that of ailual insanity. From the affidavit of Mrs. La Touche it ap- peared, that the Prosecutrix had concurred in the arrangement of going to lie- in at Black Rock, un- der the express stipulation of returning to her fa- ther's house after that event should have taken place— she therefore went voluntary, withou't the least restraint, to Mr. Hyat's house, where, after some time, she was delivered of a female child. Then, and not before, did Mrs. Elizabeth Jame- son, one of the Defendants, and the confidential tervant of Mrs. La Touche, commence her system of unjustifiable restraint—' if rigorous confinement of this unfortunate Lady, ip order, as she said, tfi prevent the possible access of George Duncan.— '< Her first experiment was to paint the windows oj"| Mrs, Duncan's apartment in such a manner as to" render invisible the passing objeits. Finding this' ingenious projeil did not succeed, she procured the unfortunate Lady to be removed, and closely confined in a small room on the garret floor.— Her apprehensions for the security of her prisoner increased, from the circumstance of her being in-, formed that George Duncan, the lady's husband, had meditated her escape. She accordingly re- solved to multiply her guards. Mrs. Duncan was then led down stairs to Mr. Hyat's apartments, and the use made of her temporary absence was to block up with solid l? ritk and mortar the windows of her prison, and thus deprive her even of the light of Heaven. Some time after these cruel proceedings had been adopted, the unfortunate Lady inquired of Mr. Jameson, why she had been thus treated ?— Why the contrail she had entered into with her sister had been violated ? She then wrote various letters to Mrs. La Touche, supplicating her liberty, and sent them by her Keeper, Mrs. Jameson. She also wrote to her husband, praying him to take pity and relieve her from her unhappy situation, but these letters were intercepted. No doubt can be entertained that these letters were delivered to Mrs. La Touche, as, if the fait Wert otherwise, the had an opportunity of denying, in her Affida- vit, that her unhappy sister had importuned her permission once more to enjoy human society. In reply to her, the unhappy Maryanwe's intreaties to be set at liberty, she charges Mrs. Jameson with having told her, " That she was destined to im- prisonment for life !!!" That in order to avert the disgrace which had, by her conduit, fallen on her j family, she must expiate' her indiscretion, by " im- prisonment for life."— This fail is denied by Mrs. Jameson, but is positively sworn to by the unhap- py person making the application. It also ap- peared from her affidavit, that she entreated to be permitted the consolation of being visited by a Clergyman and a Physician, and that these com- forts were denied her. Mrs. Jameson had not de- nied this fail, and Mr. Hyat, in corroboration of it, admitted that he had once heard her make use I of such language, as induced him to think she had ; so occasion for a Clergyman. On this Letter Mr. Serjeant M'Mahon most forcibly animadverted. He said, that the Court would presume that a document, consigning a hu- man being" to be imprisoned in a mad- house ( per- haps for life), was prepared and signed after the most mature consideration, alter several personal examinations of the unfortunate viilim. But how would the indignation of their Lordships be re- pressed, when he stated what he considered the best comment on such a trans » flion, namely, that Dr. Clarke, the Physician, who signed what he, Serjeant M'Mahon, vtfas justified in calling a mock certificate, had never seen the unfortunate female whom he ventured to describe, as not being at all times sound in her mind!!! He considered it an im- portant fail, that the document wh eh lud for the space of 15 months deprived this wretched Lady of her liberty, was privately decided on, from hear- say evidence, wilhout even the inspection of her person ! And what, he asked, was the fail, as it appeared from the affidavit of Mrs. Jameson, the Turnkey of this famous Bastile ? That this alleged Bedla- mite had never experienced one moment of in sanity, during the entire period of her long im- prisonment. Mrs. Duncan's deliverance was not the ail of her family— to her husband she was indebted for the enjoyment of being restored to society. He was at a loss to know, either how a transailion of this nature, in a Country justly proud of the liber- ty of the subjeil, could be defended in a Court of Justice, or hew the investigation of it could be supprets- ed ? The Court were told that the Quarter Ses- sions for the County of Dublin was the proper tribunal to try it by indifhnent against the defen- dants— but he entertained a different opinion of its importance. He considered it of sufficient mag- nitude to call for the decision of their Lordships, who were the Custos Morum of the People of Ireland — and that, for the sake of public example, he thought it entitled to the interposition of the Court of King's Bench. The re'speilable charailers that were unfortu- nately corirteiled with this transailion, were justly praised for their morality and integrity ; but it did strike one as a Remarkable circumstance, that you find so much. of the defence to rest on the personal demerits of the prosecutors. But if the transaction be one that calls for, and justifies in- vestigation— if the parties be not afraid of the or- deal of trial by jury,. it will bett accord with the hign situation ass'nmed for them by Counsel, to meet without shrinking from the merits ot the case, whatever they may be.' It. is alleged that George Duncan is a worth- less charailer— that while in a paroxysm of insa- nity, he had taken an improper advantage of a Lady, holding a high rank and station in society. And is it for this crime ( supposing it here ( or ar- gument's sake) that that unhappy Lady is to be coriimitted to bondage— to the snciety pf lunatics in a mad- house? No, say her friends and their physicians— slie is consigned ts a mad- house for these two substarttial reasons:— First, Because she is a mad woman— and secondly, T » prevent the con- nexion of an adulterous intercourse. To this he would answer, that George Duncan was the Lady's law- ful husband ; and if he Were out of the cise— if he were now in . his grave, the.' legal right of the unfortunate I.' ady to Appeal for redress to the cri- minal jurisprudence of her country would still sur- vive, for hers is the right of every snbjeil under the King's peac of- applying to this, IJigh Court for a legal remedy for a public wrong—[ or an infiaition of pcrsoual liberty, without the colour of law. In a similar case even against her hus- band, under the sanition of Law and of the Con- stitution, she would bp entitled to legal redress; and therefore whatever he be, whether a loyal ( as described by some of the affidavits) or disloyal man, a setvant, or a nobleman'— a moral, or an immoral man— whatever may be his charaiter or description, it has no connexion with this case, which is simply the application of an interesting wretched Lady, complaining of a most grievous injury— of being imprisoned in a mad house for til teen months, contrary to law. The parties are charged, by her affidavit, of having committed this offence, and he insisted that there was nothing to disentitle her from making this application. He sincerely sympathized with this highly re- speilat'e family, on the marriage which this un- fortunate lady had made— he would not attempt to justify it— he was not surprised that the family were deeply distressed— but, from all the circum- stances attending it, there was nothing to disqua- lify the injured Lady from having the full benefit of her case investigated by a Criminal Informa- tion against the delinquent parties— Against the Turnkey and Keepers of this modern Bastile. With respeil to the adulterous intercourse, he was happy in having it in his power to refute so gross a falsehood. It appeared that George Dun- can had been married in the year 180t, by a Ro- man Catholic Priest, to this Lady j therefore whatever connexion existed, originated from a matrimonial view— and it also appears that she had since been publicly married to him in St. Anne's Church, in this city. But it is said that George Duncan, on his first entrance into the service of this family, stated him- self to be a married man, and a woman of the name of Margaret Dunn has sworn that she is his wife— that she was married to him in the year 17!> 8, in the city of Dublin, by a degraded clergy- man of the name of Dease. But every word of this story is eontradiiled by the evidenre of one bund red witnesses, unconneiled ^ ith Mr. Totten- , » ham's family. In the vear 1798, it appears from j the affidavit of the Onoler of the county of Sligo, i that Dease, the Clergyman, was at that period a ; Rebel Chieftain, confined in the Gaol of Sligo, and that be continued to have been under he care of the King's Government, as a close prisoner, lor five years after tlfe time he is said to have married thi< couple. Here the Learned Serjeant, in a strain of manly eloquence, and with a power of reasoning which we have but seldom heard equalled, commented on the fails of the case, as appearing from the affidavit, and concluded an able speech by observ- ing, that though his unfortunate client had for- feited the good- will of her family, yet he ventured to hope she would not be deprived of the chief consolation of the most aggrieved subjeil— that of having her charailer '-' deemed, and her wrongs redressed by the laws of her country. Mr. Burrowes argued the case on the part of the defendants fWe regret we have not time to do justice to his admirable speech.^— He com- menced by saying, that he never recolleiied a case in which there had been more variety, a greater abundance of criminality and of mistaken error— a case, in which there had appeared gross guilt on one hand, and, certainly, unjustifi ible restraint on the other. He did not entertain a doubt of being able to satisfy their Lordships, that this conditional order should be refused on two dis- tinil grounds, which, though not clashing in any degree with each other, yet were confounded by the Gentlemen on the other side. The two pro. positions were— First, that the violation of the law, in this case, is not of that culpable nature, to justify the special interposition of the highest Court of Justice in this country. And, secondly, that though it were otherwise, yet that the prosecutors in this case, coming before the Court of King's Bench, appear so polluted with crime and foul- ness, as to disentitle them from its extraordinary interference in the way of criminal information. On these grounds he would rest the defence of his clients; and, with respeil to Mr. Hyat and his wife, he was warranted in stating these legal prin- ciples— First, that the misdemeanor on foot, of which the extraordinary interposition of the Court of King's Bench is demanded, is subjeil to the Usual and oidinary jurisdiition of a Grand Jury. Secondly, that the Court is not bound to grant a criminal information for every species of trivial misdemeanors— and that their Lordships will not do it in a case where the persons applying are co- vered with turpitude and immorality, and where it is evident that the offence committed is one of" the most venial nature. It appears from the charging affidavit, that Mr. Hyat is accused of a violation of the personal liberty of an unfortunate female, in his house at the Black Rock. Of places of that description he would say, that he considered them, in a large community, as a necessary evil— as a retreat for infirmity. But while they were proper asylums for those whose minds Were diseased, he admitted that they might become the instruments of ty- ranny and oppression in the highest degree. No- thing of that kind, however, could, in this case, be imputed to Mr. and Mrs. Hyat. It was not necessary, in tot institution over which they hu- manely presided, that the persons confined therein should be found lunatics by the verdiil of twelve men. Jnsani?" w a disease that shuns common observation. It was not, on ail occasions, visible to the most skilful prailitioners. He had himself consumed maiiy hours in colloquy with men la- bouring tinder mental disease, who did not only speak consistently, but appeared in full possession of intelleil, and exercised it with most extraordi- nary astuteness; therefore, it was not necessary to the justification of any man keeping a house of this description, that he should have manifestation of the person's insanity on the ground of his own skill* before he admitted therm But from fails, that would not be contradicted, it would appear, that Mr. Hyat was fully w; ftranted in receiving this unhappy Lady within his house. How did she come introduced to Mr. Hyat ? It appears that the was sent for by an eminent Physician, admitted to be the first person resorted to in simi- lar cases in this country— a Physician and a Gen- tleman, whose truth he had no right to suspeit— whose certificate he received as his justification. He was told he was to receive a Lady who was. pregnant, whose misfortune was insanity— that she would occasionally require restraint— but that' she would he accompanied by a faithful servant, wlio knew her weakness and her wants— he did not inquire the name of this unfortunate female— he considered tint the misfortune of her insanity was highly aggr avated by the circumstance of her pregnancy. Under these pitiable circumstances he received her into his house— and what delicate man would , not abstain from the impertinent cu- riosity of demanding her r. ame wheh she came to him for proteilion, under the recommendation of a Physician, o r whose word he had every reason to rely ? An. I here he would arsk, on what terms did he take her into his house? To board andi lodge with the inmates of his family. He receives 100 guineas a ve « r only for board and lodging, and medical assistance. Under such conditions, for rendering such services, would any one believe that lie could be induced to become the instru- ment of thj Lady's family to restrain her liberty? It may be answered, that this is all'a Jury question— the stated terms of the house, See. Sec. — but that was not such a f. ict as would induce the Court to have this delicate subject investigated, in the form of a Criminal Information. It is al- ledged that Mr. Hyat did not previously examine her— but their Lordships would concur with him in thinking) that from the Doctor's certificate, and other circumstances, he was fully justified in re- ceiving her into his house, as an insane person— and if Mr. Hyat were justifiable in the first in- stance, in receiving this Lady into his house, tin- der all the circumstances, should the Court suffer the Information to go, in consequence of her long detention ? He Mr. Burrowes, contended, that if Hyat vyas justified in taking her, there Was no- thing in the transaction that would render her continuance so highly culpable, as to induce the ex- ' j traordinary interposition of the Court, jl After the Lady's continuance for two or three 1 months, she was delivered of a female child— it I is alledged that thisTchild was improperly treated — but with that circumst- nce Mr. and Mrs. Hyat could not be charged. They did not undertake to provide a nurse— the faithful attendant took charge of the infant, and thev are noi to be visit- ed for what happened to it after. It is not denied, that from Mr. Hyat's family, this distressed Gentlewoman received every mark of attention They frequently requested he: tf) walk in the garden, at the rear of the house, and though they did observe symptoms tending to derangement of mind, they did at other intervals observe her free from insanity, but not in such a state as to warrant them in discharging her. Mrs. Hyat has sworn, that she sat up three nights at a time with this lady during her con- finement, and it is remarkable that she never com- plained to her of this duress— that she never com- plained of it to any person known to them, there- fore, under all the circumstances of the case, he contended, that there was not sufficient grounds to warrant the Court in making the conditional order absolute with respect to Mr. Hyat and his - Wife. Mr. Burrowes then entered into a justification . of the defendant, Elizabeth Jam- son, on the j ground of the misdemeanor with which she was charged being of too venial a nature to warrant a legal proceeding against her by the mode of criminal information— the party prosecuting had their remedy either by indictment' or civil action. She was the faithful servant of Mrs. Latouche, and had acted in strict conformity to her orders, by preventing an/ communication between the prosecutrix and her vile seducer.— He considered the lady's family justified in their conduct, as it appeared they were solely influenced by the moral feeling of preventing an adulterous intercourse between Geo. Duncan and their degraded sister, of whose marriage they had never been informed. Fie dwelt with peculiar energy on the base in- gratitude of the Prosecutor, who, from the year 1801' to a very recent period, had deceived and imposed on the Lady's family, by introducing into their house, a woman whom he called his wife, and to whom was paid particular attention on his account, and concluded by observing, that though the Court might conceive, that the law of the land was violated in the person of the Pro- secutrix, yet that they would not lend their aid to such a miscreant as George Duncan, by making this conditional order absolute. The Solicitor. General argued the case on the same side with Mr. Burrowes, and Mr. Goold re- plied on the part of the prosecution. The able arguments of these Gentlemen were too diffusive for the limits of our Paper— and we have to regret that many of the important fails of this interesting case, as contained in the affidavits, are omitted in this report, Counsel having merely stated extrails from them. But, in order tq do impartial justice to all parties concerned, we shall, if furnished with the affidavits, publish them, as well for that purpose, as for the information of the public. JUDGMENT OF THE COURT. CHIEF JU. STICK.— In consequence of being ex- tremely ill of a severe cold, as well as of the im- portance of this case, I should be glad to postpone giving judgment in it to a future day, were it not that I conceive to retard for a moment giving the opinion of the Court, I should thereby do an act of injustice to a much injured and distressed family. We are unanimously of opinion that the con- ditional order should not be made absolute. The heavy charges brought against this unhap- py family is certainly of sufficient magnitude to call for the utmost attention of the Court— and if they found, under the established rules, in similar proceedings, the facts so charged as to demand inquiry, the importance of them would be sufficient in warranting the Court to giant a criminal information. This unhappy family are charged with no less an offence than a conspiracy to deprive a husband of his marital rights, and the wife of'that hus- band of her personal liberty, under the pretext of insanity. If such a charge thus brought before the Qourt, were well founded, the argument of its being of sufficient magnitude could not be re- sisted for a moment. But in cases of this kind, the first duty of the Court is to inquire into the motives of the persons accused. The depravity of the persons making the application, and the purity of their intention in seeking the special in- terposition of the Court. This case, like every other, must depend on its own intrinsic circumstances. The Prosecutor5 represents the family of this unhappy Lady as having conspired to deprive her of her liberty, to banish her from human society, and of improper treatment of her infant child— And how does the case appear ?— Mrs. La Toushe, the sister of the Prosecutrix, goes upon a visit to her father's house— shortly after her arrival, this wretched female, in a paroxysm of agonizing torture, re- presents to her afHicted sister, that she is preg- nant by one of her father's servants. Having thus disclosed the painful secret, they enter into a consultation, in order to devise the best possi- ble means of preserving her from the shame of public odium, and her unfortunate family from' disgrace. On the oaths of several respectable persons, this unfortunate female is described, not as has been represented— namely, as being in a state of continual madness, but as au unhappy creaturc of a weak und « / standing, and of being addicted to oecasiortal fits tending to insanity. It appears that she has been taken by her affectionate father to England, to procure the best medical advice. The celebrated Doctor Warren has been consult- ed, and the opinion he gave to her family was, that those paroxysms, with which she was occa- sionally attacked, had a tendency to madness.—> The Doctor then prescribed a certain course of treatment of his patient under those circumstan- ces ; when seized with those fits, he strongly re- commended restraint. It appears on the evidence of a person residing in the country, that from the period of her re- turning from England, down to the time of her coming to Dublin to lie in, her disorder continued in the same state. It also appears, that during the period of the interval between her arrival at Mount- street, and going to Mr. Hyat's house, she experienced^ occasional returns of her complaint, and that eren down to the time of her liberation from confinement, she had experienced attacks of those epiliptic fits. Notwithstanding those periodical returns of her disorder, we are not to consider that she continued in a state of permanent insanity. Much argument has been used to convey the idea, that her family would have the Court think so ; but no such fact appears from their affidavit. In the year 1810, Mrs. La Touche goes to her father's house. The fatal secret is then disclosed to her ; but she is not then given to Understand' that which would be most consoling to her dis- tressed feelings, namely, tint her sister had been married to the author of- her disgrace. On the contrary, Mrs. La Touche is fully apprized of the circumstance- that George Duncan had an acknowledged wife, then residing in the house, who was treated by this much- injured family, not only as his wife, but as a fai: btui confidential servant. Not the slightest doubt wis entertained, that this woman, whom he has had the depravity to intioduce into the family, and afterwards to treat as a prostitute, was not his real legitimate wife. The unhappy woman who now assumes the name of Mary- Anne Duncan, concealed from her sister the only circumstance that could have palliated her guilt, or soften the affliction into which, by her indiscretion, she had involved her family. It is said that there had !> een a private marriage, five or six years bef - re brr pregnancy — that the parties were obliged by a sacreii vow, taken at the time, not to divulge the secret, dur. ing the life of her father— that, since that period, there has been a public marriage ; if so, can it be believed, that a Lady, the daughter of a Gentle- man, who had been educated with fond Care, under the inspection of religious parents, should prefer representing herself to her sister, rather a< the object of an adulterous intercourse • with her father's servant, than at his lawful wife !! I Although it were in her own power to alleviate her misfortune, not only of much misery, but of much criminality, yet, it is not pretended that she ever, down to the time of going to Hyat's house, communicated the circumstance of her marriage to Mrs. La Touche. Here his Lordship recapitulated the principal facts of the case, as appearing o if-* ie affidavits, and most ably observed on those v ,? f « h appeared most material. He considered the conduct of Dr. Clarke, in writing a certificate, consigning a person to confinement whom he had not seen and examined, as being not only illegal, but highly re prehensible. The enjoyment of the liberty of the subject was too inestimable a blessing, to be de- prived of by the hear- say representations of any individual in the state, however high they might rank in society; and he trusted if any report of these proceedings should reach the public eye, that it would be enough to teach the Physicians of this Country to beware of transgressing against the laws of the land, by signing a certificate of a per- son's insanity, in order to justify her detention in a mad- house, without having, by their own atten- dance and inspection, a competent knowledge of the fact. Dr. Clarke's justifka- ion consisted in his havirtsr taken for granted the representation made to him by Mr. and Mrs. La Touchc— on the veracity of such persons he could not enter- tain a doubt, but in this Country personal liberty was not to be thus taken away, and the Doctor had no right to be satisfied with any other evi- dence, in a case of such magnitude, than that fcf his own senses. He ( the Chief Justice) thought this certificate, coupled with the fait that the Lady was confined by her own free will arid consent, is a very strong circumstance in mitigation of the offence of which Hyat and wife were charged, and he felt no hesi- tation in saying, that he considered the Lady's confinement, after her recovery, was an imprison- ment contrary to law, and that for such an offence the parties injured had their legal remedy. Bat the Court of King's Bench never adopted the ex- traordinary mode of granting a criminal informa. tion, except where the Defendant appears to be afluated by manifest crime and malicious motive. He conceived that no person could discover such motives in this case. The family of the unfortu- nate Lady, in their conduit towards her, did not desire her imprisonment from any other motive than their anxiety to save her from the guilt of an adulterous intercourse with an abandoned profli- gate, who never demanded her as bis wife— Never, until these affidavits were made, did he communicate the fait of his marriage to any one of the Lady's family; and, what had the audacity to tell Mrs. La Touche—" I have put my band to it— I have put my foot to if, and, may 1 be hanged, if I, don't have revenge." Under all the circumstances of the case, he did not consider it'one calling for the special interposi- tion of the Court, and therefore ruled, that the conditional Order should be disallowed. On Sunday, se'nnigVt the new organ in the Cathedral Church ot Cloyne, which has been im- ported and erected by Mr. Haddock, Organ Builder, of Cork, was opened by Lewis Gibson, Esq. whose abilities as a Professer of that grand instrument, appeared very conspicuous on that occasion. The Organ, which is particularly scal- ed for that Church by Mr. Haddock, is finished in mahogany, and executed in the Gothic order, in uniformity with the building. It cannot be exceeded in point of tone, execution of style, or elegant and tasceful workmanship. Tuesday as John Kelly and William K » lly, Esqrs. were on their way from Cappoquin to Marl- field, they were met at the top of the mountain road by a decent looking man, a traveller, who informed them, that he had been robbed a tew minutes before by four aimed men, and advised them to return, least they should share a similar fate; they accordingly took the advSce, but had proceeded a very short way on their return, when they were stopped by three men armed with pis- tols, a blunderbuss, and a short gun, who robbed them of their watches, ( one a very valuable one,) and whatsoever money tney had about them. BELFASTs Printed and Published by DRUMMOND ANOIUIK/, fo » Self and the other Proprietors, every Mvmtay, to'etthiilpt, an1. Saturday. - Price of the Paper, when serif to any part ot the United Kingdom, Hi. 3< t. yearly, pj'rf in advance AGENTS—- Messrs. 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