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Belfast Commercial Chronicle

01/06/1812

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Date of Article: 01/06/1812
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NDM HER 1,140.] MONDAY, JUNE 1, 1812. [ PRICE 5 D. ME W M F. AUCTION AT NEWRY. AT ONE o'clock, on THURSDAY 4th June rext, at the Stores of LAWFORD, TRONSON & CO. Mer- < iants'- Q » ay, in order to close Sales, 37 Bales of ALICANT BARILLA, Very first quality, and in nice order; and 1.5 Hogsheads Prime Wrappery TOBACCO. As this Sale will be without reserve, it will be found worthy of notice* ROBERT MOLLAN, B. oker. May 26. ( 2 « 8 NOTICE TO PASSENGERS. Pi\ r, r'HOSE who have engaged their Passage ' I in the Americas Brig NERINA, Capt. T-.- J^ V IAMIS STEWART, for NEW YORK, are requ sted to be on bond at Warrenpoint, on MONDAY the first dayof Jwne next, as she will sail first fair wind after ANDREW AIKEN. J£ WRY, May 27. (-^ 2 ^ kfe NOTICE TO PASSENGERS. • RRAOSF. who havf engaged th- ir Passage ^ ySyt^ ! l in the American Ship ONTARIO, 1 t^ ZmMfJA Cap'- CAMPBFLL, for PHILADELPHIA, j ore requested to be on hoard at Warrenpoim, on MON- DAY the 8th day of June riext, as she will sail firit fair wind after. ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRY, May 27. FOR NEWCASTLE St PHILA- DELPHIA, The Ship ONTARIO, ' Srlhs: CAPTAJN CAMPBELL, A capital Vessel, of about 459 Tons burthen— high and roomy between D » cks, daily expend at Warrenpoint, and will sail for the above Port in three weeks after arrival. For Passage apply to ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRY, April 25. TO STEWARDS, LAND- VALUERS, AND OWNERS OF LAND. Thi « Day is published, a New EDITION, much improved, with many additions, in royal 18mo, price 4/. neatly half- hound; rjpHF. LAND VALUERS ASSISTANT; bein<* Tables II oil » n improved Plan for calculating the Valued Estates. By R. HUDSON. A NEW EditioN : to which is added, Tables for re' ing Scotch, Irish, and provincial customary Acres to Stat' Measure; also Tables of Square Measure, and o, r the vari- ous Dimensions of an Acr.; in Perches and Yards, by which the Contents of any Plot of Ground may be ascertained without the Expence of a regular Survey. Printed for C. Cradock and W. Joy, 30, Paternos'er Row ; ud Doig and Stirling, Edinburgh; and may be ha « i of very respe& able Bookseller and Stationer in the Empire. « The arrangement of this work is such, that the value » of the given quantity of acres, roods, and perches, may al- e ways be found by the addition of three lines; while, in us- ing other Tables, it is necessary to add together five or six. These Tables will be useful, not only to valuers of the rent of lai. d, but in estimating the money to be paid for work ione at any rate per acre."— Edetlic Rev. Nov 1809. A SUPERIOR ATLAS FOR SCHOOLS. This Day was published, in royal 4to, 18s. neatly half- bound OSTELL'S NEW GENERAL ATLAS; containing distinift Maps of all the principal States and King- dams throughout the World, from the latest and best Au- thorities, including a Map of ancient Greece, am} of the Roman Empire: the whole correflly engraved upon 30 plates, royal quarto, and beautifully coloured outlines. Printed for C. Cradock and W. Joy ( Successors to the late Thomas Ostell), No. 32, Paternoster row ; Doig and Stir- ling, Edinburgh ; and the Booksellers of Belfast. N. B. The same Work, full coloured, price One Guinea- The Publishers offer the above Atlas to Schools, as the tnost coned, the most elegant, and at the same fime the cheapest, ever executed. They have no hesitation in saying,, that it wants only to be seen to be universally adopted : it is already used in many of the most respectable Seminaries in the Empire. By taking it in quantities, a libe- ral allowance will be made. C" 9 MR. GUY'S POPULAR SCHOOL BOOKS. This Day are published, I. ff~ 1 UY'S NEW BRITISH READER; or, Sequel to Ajr his « ' British Spelling Book." Neatly piinted on a fine paper, price 4s. bound This work contains a larger seleftion of very easy readiBg, both in prose and poetry, than has yet been made for schools. The Lessons are not only such as are easy to read, but easy to comprehend, and suitable bnth in subjecSt, style, and ar- rangement; and, whit will be deemed a most essential im- provement, the more difficult wordsare divided and explain- ed at the head of each chapter, by Joseph Guy, professor of Geography, & c Military College, Greenwich. 1. GUY'S SCHOOL CIPHERING- BOOK or Begin, nrs; containing a complete Set of Sum1. in the first four Rules of Arithmetic, printed in large figures, the enppy- book size, navitig all the sums set, with Spaces and lanes for the An- swers: on excellent writing piper, price 3s. Gd. 4to, half bound, the 2d Edition much improved. This work will be equally acceptable to Ladies' and Gen- tlemen's Schools, and private Families. It comprises every thing essential in the above Rules, and wjl save Teachers much needless, trouble both in setting and correcting such sums *„* Also, a KEY to the above sums, price 6d ; which may be bound up with the work, or had separate. 3. GUY'S NEW BRITISH PRIMMER, for Ch ldren of an early Age ; intended to precede the " New British Spelling Book," and other similar Reading Books. With many cuts price fid, done up in coloured paper. This little volume consists of such very easy words and sentences, and interesting lessons, as are calculated to lead children) step by step, from rhe Alphabet. The subjeih, while on a level with their understanding, will not lower their ideas. It is hoped, that, among the numerous attempts to lead the young mind over the threshold of knowledge, this work may meet the wants oi the Child, and the wishes of the Teacher. 4. GUY'S NEW BRITISH SPELLING BOOK, on a Plan dictated by long experience. A THIRD EDITON, with Improvements, price I j. 6d liea'iy bound. In this Book the Reading Lessons are more numerous; the Subjects more choice ; the 0* der is more pleasing; and the Gradation from the most easy to the more difficult, far better preserved than in oth<- r Spelling or Reading Books. There is also a new and most convenient division and ar- rangement of the Spelling Tables. And the outlines of Geography, Grammar, & c exhibit the very ideas which children shouM first commit to memory. ;. GUY'S CHART OF GENERAL HISTORY, An- cient and Modem. On a sheet of large Imperial Drawing Paper, price Is coloured; oil canvas and rollers, 10s. 6d ; and varnished, price 14. r. A Chart of this kind will greatly facilitate the Student's progress, and give h: m clearer ideas of the rise, duration, and fall of tich kingdom and empire, than the bare perusal of many volumes. It is, in short, t » Hi6tory what Maps are to Geography. Printed for C. CKAOOCK and W. JOT, 32, Paternoster- Row, C. LAW, Aveinaria Lane, London; DOIG and STIK- IINO, Edinburgh; and all other Booksellers in the United Kingdom. Full allowance to Schools. AN INTRODUC TION TO KELLY'S BOOK KEEPING. This Day is published, 12mo, price 4s bound. ATREATISE on BOOK- KEEPING, adapted to the Use oT Schools ; containing two Sets of Books by Sin- tk' Kntry, one by Double Entry, and an Outline Set to be filled up by either Method : to which is added, a Familiar Dissertation on the various Bills and Notes used in Com- merce as Substitutes for Cash. BY ROBERT GOODACRE, Author of an Arithmetic, Es- ay on Education, & c. Printed for C CHADOCK and W JOT, 32, Paternoster. Row, J. JOHNSON and Co. St Paul's; and C. LAW, Ave Maria l ane. The leading features of this Work are these: almost every article requires calculation, only one Trade is assumed in one j Set, and the Phraseology is taken from real life. The Out- 1 line Set will furnish exercise in filling up; and the Appen- dix will convey a full, though coucise, account of every par- ticular receding the most important points of our paper currency. ( ISO POPULAR SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY. This Day is Published, in Royal ISmo. with Seven Maps, drawn and engraved by J. C. RUSSELL. Price 3a. bound in Red, , jp) UY'S SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY, in a new and easy Vir Plan; comprising Dot only a complete general De- scription, but much topographical Information, in a well digested order, exhibiting three distinS parts, and yet form- in^ one connected whole; expressly adapted to every age and capacity, and to every class of learners, both in Ladies and Gentlemen's Schools, BY JOSEPH GUY, Professor of Geography, & c. Mili- ary College, Great Mar- low • Author of the Pocket Cyclopedia, New British Spell- ing Book, & c. The second edition, much improved. Such has been the demand for this work, that an edition of five thousand has been sold off in little more than a twelvemonth. " We think this work entitled to unqualified approbation; h unites utility with cheapness Its method is simple and practicable, and well adapted to the first wants of the mind. Universal Magazine, April 1810. Printed for C. Cradock & W. Joy, 32, Paternoster- Row ; Doig & Stirling, Edinburgh; and all other Booksellers in the United Kingdom. I191 KING'S A VIS ' O: i i„ L, LONDONDERRY. JOHN DOBIE most respe< ftfully informs the Nobility and Gentry, that the HOTEL is now finished and fitted up, equal, if not superior, to any other Inn in Ireland, for accommodation. A Variety of the b « st WINES and LIQUORS have been laid in. H: s l. arder shall be well and constantly supplied, according to the Season. Rooms and Beds well aired, so that every comfort may be expe& ed. Chaises are always ready, with good Horses and careful Drivers. ( 277) May 26, 1812. DOWNSFLIRE ARMS, BANBRIDGE. O. BOYLE, • jO ETURNS grateful Thanks to the NOBILITY, GENTHT, JL\" and PUBLIC in general, for their kind support since his commencement in Business, and now takes the liberty of announcing to those liberal Patrons, that he has removed to THE NEW INN, in which, from the elegance of its Apartments, he will have it in his power to accommodate those who may honour him with their company, in a style, which, he flatters himself, will give satisfaction. His STABLES are finished in a superior manner; and Hay and Oats of prime Quality— Larder well supplied; and will always be particular in having choice Wines.— Good Beds— Post Horses and stout Chaises, with steady Drivers, on the shortest Notice. 267) BANBRIDOE, May 24, 1812. TO BE LET, ' IPHF. HOUSE and LAND, near Malone Turnpike, late- ly ly occupied by Mr. FABBRINI, and immediate pos- session given.— Apply to JOHN THOMSON. Jenny- Mount, March 30. ( 859 BUILDING GROUND. To be Let, in Great Edward- Street, in Front of the New Shambles, AFEW LOTS of GROUND— one of the best Situa- tions in Belfast for Building, with Vaults complete. A long Lease will be given. Eor particulars, inquire of Major FOX. ( 261 ADVERTISEMENT. To be Let, Jor a Term of Tears, and Immediate Pos- session given, ANEAT Comfortable HOUSE and GARDEN, in the town of MAGHERAFELT, with a small FARM, con- venient. The above would answer a gentee) family. Far particulars, apply to Mr. HAMILTON, on the Pre- mises- f33) MAgHERAFELT, April 24 GROCERY & FOREIGN FRUITS, 127, HIGH- STREET, ( Opposite to where the Old Market- House stood. J JOSIAS MONTGOMERY re. peftfully informs his Friends, that ( having relinquished his former Business) he has commenced the above, in the situation which he for- merly occupied, and is supplied with artie'es of the best quality, viz. Hyton, Green, Congou, andJSouthong TEAS, Very Fine, Fine, and Inferior Scale SUGARS, Best Brown, Fine, and House Lump Ditto, Which, with a variety of FOREIGN FRUITS, and a gene- ral assortment of GROCERIES, he will sell chieap for im mediate Payments. J. M returns his sincere Thanks for the favours he re- ceived in his late Business, and should such Friends continue their kindness, he shall endeavour to merit it by moderate prices, and a stri& attention to their orders. 243) Belfast, May .20. COMPLETE SUMMER ASSORTMENT. WM. Merchant BURNS, Tailor, BLEACH GREEN & FARM TO BE SOLD, At WM. JAMISON'S, Innkeeper in Belfast, on FRIDAY the 12tb of " June next, at the Hour of TWELVE o'Clock, •' U'HE PREMISES are situated in Islandreagh, two miles ! l distant from Antrim, and ten from Belfast, on the Six- mile River, adjoining the Village of Dunadry. The Farm contains 20 Irish Acres, tithe free, in very high con- dition. The BLEACH- HOUSE is 144 feet in length, three Stories high, 94 feet of which are 22 feet in width, and 50 feet 17 feet in width, in which are two Double Beetling Engines, 10 feet 10 inches in the Beams, Water. Wheel 4 feet in the fall; on another Wheel are Wash Mil's, and one Engine 8 feet in the Beams. The BOILING. HOUSE contains two Furnaces, and Rub Boards. The supply of Water is abundant and regular. There is an ex- tensive Dwelling- honse and Offices, all held under the MARQUIS of DONEGAL!,, for the remainder of 61 Years from May, 1802, at the Yearly Rent of £\ 1, 19r. The situation would be eligible for the Spinning of Cotton or Linen Yarn. Terms of Payment at Sal . For further particulars apply to Mr HUGH JOHNSON, in Belfast; or to jAMes SWAN, on the Premises. 971) April 14, 1812. NO. 125, HIPH- ST EE I', JFLJAS just received, an ELEGANT ASSORTMENT London Superfine Cloths, Cassimeret, Stocking Webs, IVntstcoalings, and Cards ; Which, with every Article ill the Trade, he will sell cheap for good Payments. A Suit of Clothes at Six hours notice. Habits, Pelisses, and Children's Dresses, Nine hours do. All kinds of FASH I ONABLE CLOTHES ready made. A Neat HOUSE, at No. 5, Wine- Cellar- Entry, to Let. jilay 25 GROCERY & FRUIT SHOR n IL LI AM CLOSE P> ESPECTFULLY acquaints his Friends and the Puh- CX' lie, that be has commenced the above Business, At No. 3, High- street, two doors from Corn- Market, and hopes, from an unremitting attention to Businees, to merit a share of public patronage. He is at present well supplied with the following Goods, viz. Very Fine, Fine, and Second Scale Sugars, Doubles, Singles, and Housekeepers' Lumps, Hyson, Souchong, and Congou Teas, Muskatell, Bloom and Sun Raisins, Figs in Frails and Cash, Shell Almonds, Lemons and Oranges, Zsfc The above are of the best quality, and being purchased for Ready Money, he is determined to s « ll cheap for the same. 190) Belfast, May 15, 1812. UNFURNISHED LODGINGS TO LET. JOHN KENNEDY, ARCHITECT, TO ETURNS grateful thanks to his Friends In Belfast and Neighbourhood, for the liberal encouragement he has received since he began business. He begs leave to inform them, and the Public in general, tha: he has, in Edinburgh, Dublin, and London, acquired a knowledge of what, in those Cities, are the newest and most approved methods of con- ducing Ms busine- s; he therefore, in Town and Country, solicits a continuance of the support hitherto received by him, in Drawing Plans of Houses of all descriptions— in exe- cuting Work by Measurement, Estimate, or by the Day ; or in superintending Work planned by others. He also mea- sures Timber, and all kind of Work^ anneiSled with Buildings. Orders for him, are requested to fceleft'at Mr. JAMES M'ADAM'S, No. 11S, High- street; or at his House, No. 7, Smithfield ( 100) Belfast, May 1, 1812. A MOST DESIRABLE SITUATION. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, On the Premises, at the Hour of TIVO o'Clock, on MON- DAY tbe 8i/ j day of June next, PHE Interest in the LEASE of that commodious DWEL- LING HOUSE and Premises, at present occupied by Mr. DANIEL MATHEWS, in the Public business, together with the TWO HOUSES adjoining thereto, situate, lying, and being in Ballymacarret, in the County of Down, within 15 minutes walk ef Belfa- t. There are 50 Years of the I. ease unexpired, zsiitb a Clause of renewal, at the small year- ly rent of £ 5, Is and now let to Tenants at will, produc- ing a clear Profit Rent of £ 42. 3/ 4J. There is also a good GARDEN in the rear of said Premises. These Houses are newly built, and two Stories high. They derive a peculiar advantage, in as much as they are the only Concern be- tween Belfast and the New Bridge, entitled to the Small Spirit Licence — For Terms and Title apply to JOHN & THOS. CUNNINGHAM. JAMES HAMILTON, \ 7n> URSUAN 1' tothe Plaintiff; / IT Decree of his HUGH EDWARDS and Others, r MAJESTT'S Court of Defendants. \ Exchequer in Ireland, made in this Cause, bearing date the 19th February, 1812, I will, on FRIDAY the 12th day of June next, at ONE o'clock in the after- noon, at my Office, Inn's- Quay, Dublin, set up and Sell by Public Cant, to the highest and fairest Bidder, All that and those, that Part and Parcel of LAN!), situate in the Tewn- land of X. ISNESHERRAGH, containing I0A. 1R SOP Plantation Measure, formerly in the possession of ARTHUR GRAIVGER.— Also, all that other part of I. ISNESHER- RAGH, containing 20A. OR. 21 H. like measure; formerly in tlte possession of THOMAS BUSBT.— Also, all that other part of LISNESHERRAGH, containing 6A. 0 17P. like measure, formerly in the possession of JOHN WINTER, all situate in the County of Down ; or a competent part there- of, for the purposes in said Decree mentioned— Dated this 27th May, 1812. WELLESLEY. For information, with respe< 5t to Title or otherwise, ap- ply to JAMES ARTHUR, Plaintiff's Attorney, 49, Capel- street, Dublin. ( 305 A FINE SPANISH JACK ASS, Rising Six Tears Old, STANDS this Season at G » ERNMOUNT, will cover Mares at ONE GUINEA, and Half- a- Crown to the GrOom, to be paid at time of serv ce. He has proved very fruitful these last two years. For further particulars apply to WILLIAM MILLAR. 197) GHEENMOUN r. May 16. YOUNG SWINDLER WILL Cover Mares this Season, at the MARQUIS of v V DowNSMias'sStables, HILLSBOROBOH: Bred Mares, Four Guineas, all others, Two tlir n - as; Half- a- Guinea to the Groom He was got by Swindler, dam by Tugg, grand, dam Harmony, by Eclipse, gr. at- graud dam Miss Spindle- shanks, by Omar, Sterling, Godolphin, Arabian, Stannion, Arabian, Pelham B* rb, Spot, Wbire- legged, Lowther Barb, Old Vintner Mare, & c.— He was a famous srue Racer; for his performances, vide Hook Calendar, of 1808,9,10, and i 1 Good Grass for Mares, at 1/• 1/ per night, and all ex- ptb es to be paid before the Marts are removed. LM- tf, PORTUGAL. From the Last Portuguese Papers ORDER OF THE DAY. Head- quarters, Fonte Guinaldo, May 7, ! Sl2. His Excellency Marshal Beresford Cnnnt Tra- ncoso, after having so recently had a new motive to testify his satisfaiSion, and bestow on the Por- tugiiese troops the praises they have merited by their valour, sees himself with the. greatest regret under the necessity of expressing his displeasure, unfortunately too well grounded, at the miscon. j duft of the division of the distrifl n( Oporto, and j part of that of the province of Miriho. These j troops, without cause, abandoned the heights of i Guarda, and fl? d disgracefully before the enemy. ! This must be sufficient for these troops, since they are Portuguese, completely to feel thp disgrace with which they are overwhelmed. His Excel- lency here observes, that fear always produces the danger which it wishes to shun. These 6 or 7000 men being on the heights of Guarda, the enemy appeared on the side of Sabugal in superior num. bers ; the chiefs prudently ordered a retreat, which was conduced with regularity in front of the enemy's cavalry, through the wh- Ie length of the plain, extending to those heights, which is nearly a league. While the infantry retired in good order, the cavalry of the enemy, though in the plain, did not attack it, and the whole of the in- fantry arrived irt good order at the steep declivity of the heights of Guatda, on the side of th » Mon- dego. Here all the danger from the cavalry had ceased, because forty men of the infantry, holding firm, would have been sufficient for the contest. The regiment of militia of Oporto was posted on thg declivity, forming the rear- guaid. The enemy ordered about ha'f a dozen men to dismount, who fired about the same number of shots, and she rain which fell causing the greater part of the muskets of the regiment of militia of Oporto to miss fire, a panic seized the whole regiment, threw it into disorder, and the consequence was a disgraceful flight; which panic, disorder, and flight, were communicated by the fugitives to all the other corps. The cavalry of the enemy, which did not think of descending the mountain, seeing this ex- traordinary flight, descended, and made from 100 to 200 prisoners ; and his Excellency has been in formed, that five standards were thrown away and abandoned by their bearers, in their consternation, an* i that several men were drowned in the Mon- dego, into which their terror precipitated them.— His Excellency repeats, that fear is always blind, and causes the dangers which it wishes to avoid. If these troops had preserved their good order, the enemy would not have advanced, and they might have quietly taken tbeit new position with- out the loss of a single man. The regiment of Militia of Oporto has been the first cause of this disgraceful occurrence, the first of the kind that has befallen the Portuguese arms during the three last years. His Excellency therefore orders that this regiment shall deposit its colours in the chamber of Oporto, ( and his Excellency requests the officers of that chamber to take charge of them) where they shall remain till the regiment, by its good conduct in the pre- sence of the enemy, shall wash away the stain which has fallen on it on the heights of Guarda, or by irs iegularity, discipline, and Z" al, shews its repentance, and determination to clear itself, as a Portuguese corps, from the imputation it has in- curred. His Excellency has been informed that the officers of this regiment, and especially the commander, behaved well, and exerted themselves to the utmost to restrain and rally the soldiers, for which his Excellency thanks them, and feels the situation in which they were placed by their sol- diers : but this event will shew to the officers of the Militia the necessity of maintaining in their corps a decisive subordination, and prompt obe- dience, and that every officer shall submit him- self, without hesitation or reply, to his superiors, and requiie the same of his inferiors, instead of passing over every military fault without any observation wha'ever. This has been the true cause of this event, so disgraceful to us, as his Excellency cannot believe that it can have hap- pened from want of personal valour, since these men too are Portuguese, and the- same as consti- tute the corps of the line, who expose themselves to every danger with the utmost bravery, wheie honour and the cause of thei' count y call them. The regiments of Militia of Aviero and of Oli- veira de Azemeres in like manner lose their co- lours, and can only regain them in the same man- ner as has been pointed out to the regiment of Militia of Oporto ; and the regiment of Militia of Periafiel, which had lost one, shall place another in deposit in the chamber of Oporto, and be sub- jeiS to the same conditions as the other regiments. His Excellency orders, that the individuals who carrieJ tbe lost standards, shall be tried by a coun- cil of war. This same division, ' ome days s nee, had nearly IfiOO fugitive men who have not re- joined iht- ir Corps ; ihese pien shall be deprived of she privileges they posses- ed, as they have indeed incurred the punishment of death for the crime of desertion ; and Brigadier- General Trant will cause to be tried by a Council of W. ir, th ise officers and soldiers who were foremost iu setting the example of flight; and the remainder of these 1600 men shall be sent to the troops of the line, where a ri- gorous subordinati > n shall prove that they do not want Courage. His Excellency, however, finds some consolation in having been assured of the good conduft ot all the commanders of corps, an Pro- vince of Minho, viz. Miliiia Regiments of Ci.- u mans, Braga, Ville de Conde, Barallos, Bareo, and the two Catailonsof UriiaO, which were here, were riot so panic- strnck a= the o.' hcrs, they were never iheless very far from being exempt from it ; bui Brigadier Wilson informed his Excellency that the two battallions from Un'ao, and part of the Biaga Regiment behaved themselves well. Colonel. S;. with some few exceptions, of all the other officer Although the corps of the division from the pi Pereira Commanded one of those battalions. THL » division lost no colours, and the absent are about 300, in respefl to which the same measures will be adopted, as with the absent from the division of the Oporto distrifl, and similarly to the officers who co idufh'd themselves unworthily* His Excellency rrcommends to these militia to observe and imitate the coticluiS of all the other militiaj Those from Traz- oz. Montes, and also their General, have given his Excellency reason for praise, and likewise the conduft of the, three tegiments from Bena Baxa, under the orders of Brigadier Lecor, was commendable—. they paid attention to, and obeyed their officers, and const*, quently retired before a superior enemy, without his daring to attack them— his Excellency returns his thanks to the said Brigadier, and these three ' regiments, viz. : Castello Branco, IJanha and Covilha. His Excellency finds it his duty to state the er » cellent conduQ of the garrison of Almeida, tinder the orders of the Governor, Colonel Le Mesurier, when the enemy approached that place. His Ex- cellency gives his thanks to the said G ivtmoif and Oarrison, in which are comprehended a regi- ment belonging to the Oporto distriff. The conduft of the militia throughout all the kingdom, except on this unfortunate occasion, was always good in respefl to opposing the enemy ; and his Excellency does not entertain a doubt, but that the regiments which have been to blame, will not fail seizing the first opportunity to recover their honour, and prove themselves Portuguese. The General officers did every thing in their power to restrain and colleil the troops j but those who were seized with panic, neither saw, nor heard, nor, in short, knew what they were doing: thus their efforts were rendered useless; but his Excellency is fully satisfijd with them. His Excellency cannot omit mentioning Caps tain J. Vieira, of the 11th cavalry, who, with forty horse, detained for 15 or 29 miutes the French squadrons, and thus gave time to the fu- g'tives to cross the Mondego. This is a proof what the infantry might, with a little order, have effected. His Excellency, as a testimony of his satisfaction with the conduct of this Officer, ac- cording to the accounts lie has received from Brigadiers Trant and Wilson, will propose him to his Serene Highness the Prince Rsgent, our Lord, for the rank of Colonel. Thus, whilst his Excellency praises when there is reason for it, in a contrary case he will like- wise publicly disapprove ; and informs the troops of this, that they may take care to give occasion for commendations, and avoid giving cause for reprehension. ( Signed) MOZI. N'HO, Adjutant- General. LONDON POLICE. MARYBOROUGH- STREET— An Attorney Waj held to bail at this Office, for assaulting a lady's maid ; and a constable and two others, for aiding and assisting in the said assault. The following are the particulars of the case:— The prosecutrix is maid to Mrs. E , a lady of fortune, who resides apart from her husband. The attorney went to the lady's house, as the agent of the hus- band, on Saturday, with the other persons, to get some pictures, during her absence : there were only two maid- servants at home; and on the prosecutrix being asked for the pictures, she lock- ed the room door, and refused to part with the key until the return of her mistress, but offered to send her fellow- servant in pursuit of her } but this the party refused, and kept her belsvv. The constable sent one of the men for a chissel to break op? n the door ; but he observed it would be easier to wrest the key from the hand of the prosecutrix than to break open the door, and, assisted by the attorney, this was accomplished ; but in tha' sort ot way which drew blood from her hand, and bruised her a ms. The party got away the pietures after the assault.— The Magi- strate commended the prosecutrix for her zeal in protecting the property of her mistress* UNION- HALL.— Isaac Wood, the waterman, of pugilistic celebrity, who fought Richmond, rhe black, was on Friday night apprehended by Goff and Clark, on a Judge's warrant, charged with assaulting Mr. Beadle, a Custom- house Officer, in the execution of his duty. The Officers took him into custody a little before twelve o'clock at night, and on their way to the watch house, when near Blacklriars- bridge, on the Surrey side, he escaped from them, ran down the steps, plunged into the water, and swam to a noat, moored at a distance from the shore. Finding her too fast, however, for him to unmoor, and seeing the Of- ficers near at hand, he again took the water, and reached tome floating timbers farther into the river : in attempting to get upon them they gave way, and he again sunk, but regained them at one end as the Officers got upon them at the other. Finding it impossible to escape, he put himself in a posture of defence— a desperate bat- tle ensued, but superior science and skili were obliged to submit to superior numbers : he wai secured, taken on shore, and next morni-. g com- mitted to Newgate, from whence he is to be taken to Maidstone Jail, to take his trial at tha next Assizes. EP On Thursday evening, as Ensign Madder^, of the 30th regiment, was passing along the streets of Leeds, rrear the M ot- h ill, he was assaulted by two or three men, one of whom made a thurst at him with a sword, which he drew from under hii coat, and inflicted a wound upon the Ensign's thigh. We are happy to add, that the- wound is slight, and not likely to be attended with any danger. Tnree automatons a? e now eihibiting at Parts; » h. first wii. es the names of persons: the seconj copies drawings; and the. third, which is a chef d'eeuvre, speaks and articulates distinctly. They were made by an ingenious mechanist, naniti JiLmot' BI: LFAS r COM. VI KUCIAL EN WON ICLK. BELFAST COURSE OF EXCHANGE, Ac, MAT 99 Belfast on London ( 2Ids.) 9j 9|- per cent. Belfast on Dublin ( 61 ds.) 1 pe- cent. . Belfast on Glasgow 8 8* per cent. Tnith, MAT 28 — 3$ per cent. Gov. Deb. 73 • • 5 per cent. Ditto F. nn. im, MAT 26.— 3 per cent. Consols 59^- J MAT Dub. on Lon. 9 ] MAT 26.— Lon. onDab. 95 Thrived. MAILS SINCE OUR LA8T. DUE 2 Br DONAGHABKr . O 2 BY DUBLIN O BELFAST, Monday, June 1, 1812, BY EXPRESS. The substance of the London Papers of the 27th and 28ih ( the latter arrived this morning by express), will be found in the following extracts: London, Thursday, May 21. Our Plymouth Letter, of this morning, con. tains the following account of a most brilliant and successful exploit performed in the Mediterra- nean : " An account has been received by the Donna Eulatia, from Gibraltar, of a very brilliant and gallant exploit, which was performed in the har- bour of Malaga a few days before she left Gibral- ter.— The boats of the Hyacinth , of 20 guns com- manded by Captain Usher, and those of the ( Jos- hawk, commanded by Captain James Lilburn, went into the harbour of Malaga, where they stormed and took possession of two small forts, the guns of which they spiked, and destroyed the ammunition, & c. The Marines and Seamen then returned to their boats, and proceeded to the at- tack of six French privateers, and several other vessels which lay in the harbour, laden with sun. dry articles, the produce of French plunder from the unfortunate inhabitants of Malaga, all which they captured and brought away, notwithstand- ing :! e " incessant fire kept up on them by the troops on shore. " Those vessels with their cargoes, were all sent for Gibraltar, and were entering the harbour when the vessel which brought the intelligence sailed thence, on the 7th instant. " The loss in this most gallant enterprise has been severe. Captain Lilburn of the Goshawk, and many of the crews of both vessels, being killed, aud several wounded." We are happy to announce, that one of tthe frigates which made so many captures has been caught. The Telegraph from Plymouth inform- ed the Admiralty yesterday evening, that one of them had been destroyed by the Northumberland just as she was entering I'Orient. There is a re- port tha* the other frigate has been also destroy- ed by the Cumberland; but no such intelligence has reached the Admiralty. ' FROM TBS TUOT. Jt was yeterday confidently stated in the latter part of the dav, that Earl Grey and Lord Gren- ville were Jtflually with the Piince Regent at the time ; and that all difficulties to the arrangement of a new and c mprehensive Administration, un- der the superintendance of these Noble Lords, had been removed. It does not, however, appear that things have yet advanced to that state of maturity, although very considerable progress has been made. We are happy to find that the Earl of Moira has not, as it was reported, superseded the Mar. qnis Wellesley in the commission from the Prince Regent to manage the task of bringing together the parties proposed to be included in the new plan ; much less is it correft that the Noble Mar. qtiis had failed in his efforts, and had in eonse* quence retired to his seat in the country. The truth is, that the Earl of Moira has been joined with the Marquis Wellesley in this very import, ant and delicate undertaking, principally with a View to the faeili'ies which he was particularly qualified to give in the conciliation of Earl Grey and Lord Grenville to those with whom it was proposed to unite them. We are happy to find that the Noble Earl has, in the extent to which the negociation has already gone, fulfilled the high expeditions so justly entertained from the interposition of his mediatory powers and influ- ence. . The Earl of Moira was sent for by the Prince Regent, on Tuesday evening, and, we under- stand, received from his Royal Highness the most distinct authority to commnnicate his wishes to his friends, that they should foim an Ad- ministration, on the most liberal basis, that might not merely put an end to the present distracted state of affairs, but tend to conciliate the good will, and sscure the confidence of every descrip- tion of his peopje. It is understood that the Prince Regent gave the Noble Earl full powers, and put into his hands the answers which had been received by the Marquis Wellesley from all the considerable men to whom application had been made, desirihg him to follow up the ne- gotiation which Lord Wellesley had so properly begun. It is understood that the Noble Earl laid before his Royal H ghness a faithful repre- sentation of the actual posture of the kingdom; and impressed, in a very forcible manner, on his mind, the necessity of an immediate arrange- ment that ? hould restore the Government to its efficiency. The candid, firm, and disinterested spirit, mixed with the most affectionate rfespect for his Royal Highr. ess's feelings, manifested in the whole ot the Nobis Earl's conduct on this ocr casion, h, id the most ' lively effect on the Prince's sensibility, and he expressed himself in terms of fervent gratitude for his loyal and friendly ad- monition. On Tuesday evening the Noble Earl had an in- terview with Earl Grey, in Portman- qnare, and communicated to him the commands he had re. ctived to attend his Royal Highness the next day; and yesterday morning, previous to his audience of the Princc Regent, he again saw both Lord Giey aud Lord Gienville. Earl Moira, therefore, went to Carlton house prepared to fulfil the Prince Regent's instructions. He had a long conference with his Royal High- ness, and afterwards met some of the principal Statesman at Apsley- house, the residence of the Marquis Wellesley, where they were assembled to receive his report; and the issue of that consulta- tion, he forthwith submitted to his Royal High- ness. COlmiElt OFFICE, ONE O'CLOCK. By his Royal Highness's command, all the present Ministers waited upon him at twelve o'clock this day. The following is an outline of the Correspond- ence between the parties consulted, respeflirrg the principles and basis of a new Ministry. The substance of the joint letter of Lords Grey and Grenville is as follows:— " They are perfectly ready to sacrifice all personal feel- ings, in order to give effedi to the vote of the House of Commons, in the present alarming crisis of public affairs. " They express their sincere acknowledgments to Lord Wellesley, for his powerful exertions in support of the Ca- tholic claims; and state their perfe< 5t concurrence in his first principle on this subjeih " With regard to the war in the Peninsula, they declare, that no persons can more deeply feel than they do the im- portance of its successful termination ; but that in regard to its management, it is difficult, without an acquaintance with the details, and all the circumstances of the war, which can only be accessible to persons in office, to give a decided opinion. " They are perfeilly ready, however, to enter into a dis- passionate discussion of that important question ; but that it is fair to declare, that they entertain doubts whether, in the present distressed state of the country, it will be found prac- ticable to increase the public burthens. " Lords Holland and Lan* downe concurred generally in that opinion; and particularly in the part which refers to the powerful exertions of Lord Wellesley in support of the Catholic claims. " Mr. Canning and Mr. W. Pole are of course understood to concnr throughout with the Noble Marquis who makes the proposition ; in whose principles and opinion the Lords Moiia and Erskiue, together with Mr. Sheridan are said to coincide," The following is the substance of Lord Liver- pool's answer and that of his colleagues, to Lord Wellesley : " That it was unnecessary to discuss the principles of the basi> proposed by Lord Wellesley for a new Administration ; because he and his colleagues desired to decline being mem- bers of any Administration formed by Lord Wellesley. 11 Lsrcf Melville assented to the principles maintained by the Marquis Wellesley; and was willing ro serve - with, but not under his Lordship. u The Budget, to be brought forward immediately, was left ready prepared by Mr. Perceval. It adds two millions to the present taxei." EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTH AMERICA. FURTHS'R PARTICULARS. S R. THOMAS'S, APRIL 8.— The 26th of March has been a day of woe and horror to the province of Venezuela ; at four o'clock, P. M. the city of Caraccas stood in all its splendour. A few mi- nutes later 4,500 houses, 19 churches and con- vents, together with all the other public buildings, monuments, & c; & c. were crushed to atoms by a shock of an earthquake, which did not last a mi- nute, and buried thousands of its devoted inhabi- tants in rtiin and desolation. That day happen- ed to be Holy, or Maunday, Thursday, and at the precise hour every place of worship being crowded, to commemorate the commencement of our Saviour's passion by public procession, which were to proceed through the streets a few minutes afterwards, augmented the number of hopeless sufferers to an incredible amount, as every church was levelled with the ground, be- fore any person could be aware of the danger ; the number of sufferers taken out of one of the churches, amounting alone ( two days after the disaster) to 300 ; besides those, it may be pre- sumed, which could not yet have been dug out of such heaps of ruins, gives an idea of the ex- tent of the calamity. The number of dead are differently stated, from four to six, and as far as 8,000 ; horrible as this catastrophe appears, it would be a matter of some consolation to know that the vicinity of that city afforded some sup- port of shelter to the surviving mourners, but the next sea- port town thereto, viz. La Guayra, has in proportion suffered still more, and that must have been the case along its immediate coast j huge masses of the mountains have been detached from the summits, and hurled down into the valies, deep clifts and separations of the immense bed of rocks still threaten future disas- ters to the hapless survivors, who are now oecu- pied to bury and burn the dead, and to relieve the numerous maimsd, perishing for want of medical aid, shelter, and other comforts. If any particular class of persons had suffered more than others, it may be infeired, that it must be the Clergy, who were at that time ne- cessarily assembled in the churches ; and the superb barracks at Caraccas, containing two bat- talions of veterans, and the artillery corps pre par • ing for the procession, having been laid flat, it is presumed that the whole have in one moment fallen victims to this terrible visitation of the Al- mighty. The inland towns and villages of the province, and the more distant sea port towns of Porto Ca- bello, Cumana, Barcelona, & c. have suffered less. SUPPLEMENT TO ST. TlrOMAS'S GAZETTE, AWtiL 9, 1812. Two letters received from English merchants, who escaped from La Guayra, confirm the above account, andeven contain a more gloomy picture of this most melancholy catastrophe. DOWN. FX ACTION, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1812. DISCOVERY OF THfi AUTHOR OF THE THREAT- ENING LETTER TO THE PRIN8E REGENT. We have heard that the Author of the threaten- ing Letter, for whose discovery a thousand pounds were lately offered in the Gazette, has come for- ward. He turns out to be the person who has so long persecuted the Duke ot Norfolk by claims on the Title. A days since, shortly after the threaiening letter was received at Carlton- house, this Mr. Howard called at Jeffery's, the bookseller, in Pall- mall, and begged of him to stop a letter, addressed to the Pr nee Regent, and which was then in the General Post- Office box, in the win- dow. He was, of coprse, told, that his request could not be complied with. Yesterday it oc- curred to Mr. Jeffery to communicate this circum- stance to Colonel Bloomtkid> atld the discovery i I allowed. DAVID GORDO*, Esq. having opened the Court, at the Hour of Twelve o'clock, and the Writ of Eleflion being read, the Right Hon. ROBERT WARD, of Bangor, was proposed by ACHESON THOMPSON, Esq. and seconded by THOMAS POT- TER, Esq. when ELDRED POTTINGER, Esq. said he wished to say a few words to the Freeholders, and that though he had taken the liberty of offering himself as a Candidate for their representation, it was not with the expectation of being returned, but merely to find out the temper of the aristocracy of the Coun- ty— for him? elf, he had always been a friend to freedom ; and had associated in the year 1790, with the Northern Whig Club, of which the pro- posed candidate Mr. Ward and his brother, were members; and he would venture to say, that more honour, more wisdom, or more propriety of conduct, were not found in any other association of the country. An address had been signed by the Club, of which the Hon. Gentleman and Lord Castle- reagh were members; and also a Test, taken by both, ( for which see the Chronicles of March 25, and April 4.) Mr. Ward had for seven years be- fore, namely,- from 83 to 90, represented the County, and worn the motto of honor and honesty, and was looked up to as an upright representative. Lord Castlereaglj, was. ftai a young man of great promise, of a Presbyterian family, warm in the cause of the people, and an" enemy to corruption; What was he now ? Corruption had then gone far, and was viewed with horror and disgust; what was it now ? When the punishment of those who purchased seats in Parliament, was opposed, by same Ncble Lord, on the ground, that the fafl was as notorious as the Sun at noon day. Here Mr. Pottinger read the Resolutions, which appeared in the Chronicle as above, which were agreed to unanimously, thai is, by the < whole Northern . Whig Club ; he Mr. P. might be willing to propose the same Test to Mr. Ward at present. After adverting to several of the above- men- tioned resolutions, particularly. that of a Reform in Parliament, Mr. Pottinger was interrupted by Mr. Ward, who observed, he would be glad to second the amendment ; but it wasnot a thing to be done instantly. Mr. Pottinger resumed, and sai< 4, he had no doubt of being elected, were the freeholders to be left to their own free ' mill; and was happy to in- form them, that a motion was about to be brought forward in Parliament, by the Marquis of Tavis- tock, a member of the noble house of Russell; a house whose WW had heretofore been shed on the scaffoldin the sacred cause of liberty; amotion which, he hoped, would relieve the freeholder from the dangerous consequences of the present system ; in which case, he would rest secure from the pride of his landlord, the avarice of the tythe- proflor, or the rapacity of the agent, and not be driven in to an eleflion like sheep into a fair.— [ Here there was considerable interruption, and cties of hear, hear.]— Mr. Pottinge. r said, he could mme those who were so driven in, in 1783; and 1790 ; and others of later eleflions, who were persecuted for many years, after giving their vote contrary to their landlord or his agent's wishes. Mr. RuTmhss. in the course of a speech of nearly an how, addressed the Freeholders on a variety of topics connected with the most valuable rights of Ii ishmen. [ We are sorry that want of room prevents us at present from giving this • Gentleman's speech in the fullest manner, which w. e shall, if possible, do in our next, from our Reporter's notes } During his speech, Mr. Ruthven paid their late Representative the deserved compliment of- hav- ing retired from public life, into a place, which was not wrung from the emoluments of their in- dustry, or purchased with the wages of corrup- tion ; he wished them to take seriously into their consideration, that the duties of an Irish or Bri- tish Representative was to speak the sentiments of his constituents, not his own ; that the tyran- nical disposition fatally exerted in the election of Members for the County of Down, had hen felt in a period of twenty- nine years persecution; and which had consequently bowed down the native spirit of Irish Freeholders into that state of apathy, which, from the example of other states, foretold a speedy and certain dissolution. That he would not, nor could not, give his vot- e to Colonel Ward, or any other person, who would not give their entire and unqualified support to thevital questions of Parliamentary Reform and Catholic Emancipation; the latter, though in itself great, yet nothing with- out the former, of which Mr. Ruthven very ably urged, it would form a component part $ nothing but equal rights to all parties, joined to. the un- biassed Eleflion of Representatives, could form the powerful and salutary political medicines, which would renxwe the dropsical and destrufiive consequences of Rotten Borough Influence, and re- store the almost tottering frame of the British Constitution to its pristine beauty and vigour ;— then, and not till then, can wa consider ourselves safe from that Power which has extended its ty- rannical and all- grasping influence over the rest of the States of Europe. Though be would not give his vote to Mr. Ward, he lec'ollefled his brother, the Hon. Edward Ward, in the Irish House 4 » f Commons,' the independent senator and the honest man ; an4 . also., that he had retired from that contaminated sink of corruption and intrigue, pure and uncortupted. That he ( Mr. R.) abhorred the Union as the consequerfce of that corruption, and should still continue to do so, as it reduced his country from t, he honourable state of a kingdom, to part 6f a kingdom, though, from its Geographical situation, few islands were better adapted for existing under tbat name.— He also adverted to the link of connexion be- tween the Whig Club, the United Irishmen, the Country afterwards goaded into rebellion, and as the consequence of all, the Union, in the most powerful and energetic language, and conclud- ed by stating, that he had no wish whatever to disturb the peace of the County; but felt him. self called on to express his sentiments at length to the Freeholders, more particularly, as in the course of his speech, he had the satisfaflion of hearing the disavowal, personally, from the Right Honourable Candidate, of coming into Parlia- aasat as the Lwum Ttnetu of any man j and aLu, Of seeing the disgust which such an allusion cre- ated in several of his friends. When Mr. RUTHVEN had ceased, the Sheriff declared the Right Honourable ROBERT WARD duly eleffed, after which, he addressed them to the following effefl :— GENTLEMEN, I congratulate you on the prospeft of tranquil eleflions—- for nearly 30 years has this county been engaged in contests— it is time for some repose, ElefTions have been unusually protraffed, much to the injury of the morals and habits of the peo- ple— others have gone off in seeming quiet and unanimity ; it has fallen in my way lately, to learn the sentiments of many— I am happy to say, they are favourable to the free use of the eleffive franchise. A person lately coine to the head of an extensive property, has expressed him § elf in such. a- manner, as' to give room toexpefl that new ground may be given, with scope to cultivate the freedom of eleffcion. I have also learned, that that freedonr and seope is likely to be exercised by the eleftors, with sound judgment and true policy, and decidedly favourable to the choosing < of representatives from the strongest stock of well- gro^ nlanded property. Gentlemen, for my part, my views being accomplished, through your as- sistance, and my objeft being now complete, I shall retire into the back ground, holding myself only in readiness to give all assistance in my power to preserve tranquillity fn future. While the return was making out, the High- Sheriff, DAVID GoRbos', Esq. addressed the Court as follows :— Gentlemen— The business of the day being finished, I take the opportunity of adverting to a recent newspaper publication, attributing to me, at the Meeting of last Assizes, a declaration of sentiments, which I disavow, namely, the not holding in due veneration the Elective Franchise and the Constitutional Rights of the People.— Though two months have since elapsed, I have a perfect recollection of the tenor of the few words used by me on that occasion— it was to express my regret at the introduction of Party on the question of addressing Mr. Savage, and my hope and wish for the tranquillity of the County, that no vacancy might occur until the General Election. But as to my having used any argu- ments unfavourable to the general principle and exercise of the Elective Franchise, or intended so to do, or having said any thing other than what was applicable to the then impending vacancy, I - deny the imputation, and may, in confirmation of this statement, appeal to several gentlemen now in this Court who were then present. Gentle- men, I would be unworthy of the honourable station in ( his great County, in which I have this day acted, were I capable of harbouring the opinions imputed to me, but I disclaim them— I have always, considered it as the duty of a good and loyal subjeff, to revere the happy Con- stitution under which we live, in all estates, and more particularly to regard the Ele& ive franchise and the Commons House, as the surest bulwark of our liberties. I have also held it to be the duty of a gentleman to respeft and befriend the people themselves, and the children of the people, to con- tribute towards their instruflion ; to dissuade them from party distin& ionS' and animosities, and to en- deavour to promote their comfort by other good offices.. None of my . opinions have been unfriend- ly to the people ; with respe< S to my actions I am to be silent, my opinons only are impeached. I am to apologize for having thus trespassed on your time ; I might perhaps have safely left tfais misre- presentation to its own fate, trusting that it could not in this enlightened county obtain credit, with reference to any man of common , sense in my situation ; but it has appeared to me more respedt- ful towards the County, to avail myself of the op- portunity which this day has presented, of explain- ing my sentiments. • Mr. RUTHVEN here disavowed having seen the publication in question, or heard of the Meeting until afterwards, but felt himself justified in say- ing, he believed it was held by a liitle private management; that it was concerted and arranged with circumstances of privacy, aad instead of publicity being given, it was contrived to have a contrary effefl, and that it was an underhand at- tempt to praiflice a finesse on Mr. Savage, by his private enemies, for their own purposes, and to impose both upon that Gentleman and the Public. Mr. GORDON here said, he hoped not to be con- sidered or represented, as an enemy to Mr. Sa- vage. Mr. RUTHVEN replied," he did not mean a private'enemy, in using the words, but a political one, which he thought he had a right to do, as Mr. Gordon had for * 20 years ailed at all the Elec- tions as the Agent for that party, which had oppos- ed Mr. Savage's return as representative for the County ; and that ths Meeting which purported to be a meeting of the Gr4! 1< l Jurors, was confined to a small number, at which Mi. Gordon did not aft as Sheriff, and was a trick not creditable to the managers. Mr. GORDON said, he had no management in the trick, consequently the term of trick did not apply to him. Mr. POTTINGRR recollefled, that Mr. William Reilly hac(- said, lhe Sheriff afletf unconstitution- ally, as appeared in the statement alluded to } to which Mr. Potter, of Ardview, not seeming to assent, Mr. Pottinger insisted his memory, on any subjeft, was equal to Mr. Potter's, repeated his assertion, and offered a bet of five guineas on the subjeiS, to be decided by Mr. Reilly, which offer was not accepted by Mr. Potter. The proceedings were conducted with perfect harmony and decorum ; and the Court broke up about two o'clock, in the utmost good order. Gentlemen, Clergi/. and Freeholders, OF THE COUNTY OF DOWN. GENTLEMEN— I thank you all; and to any' who may conceive that I have presumed in offer~ ing my- elf to sit as colleague with a near rel, i^ tion-%- 1 inform them, that the respefhible head of ihat honourable and worthy Member's family had expressed her wish, that none of . her friends should appeal* at the late Eleffion ; and I h. tv reason to think hef wishes were attended to, ^ tr would have been in case of a contest. It might argu& lh want of feeling, not to be thankful to those who refrained from contest, and gave'scope to the independence of Elefiion— I think them sincerely. In the annals of- Eleflions, I believe, it has happened to few individuals to. h^ yt an op- portunity of thanking so. many as I now have : through tfaeip assistance my objeft ufully . attain- edj, and complete. And for this, to the Eleflors who attended, and those who were ready, in case of necessity, I am under many obligations ; and I , beg leave to offer to them my warmest and most cordial thanks. And remain, Gentlemen, With great respefl ani' regard, Your very obedient servant, ROBERT, WARD. Down, May 30,- 1812. From the time of the memorable law of the ma- x'unum in France, under Robespierre, the adoption of that principle has been held utterly incompa- tible, with even national existence. Bonaparte has, however, had the courage to doubt the justice of that conclusion—' having, by his decree of the Sth instant, absolutely limited the price of corn to 33 francs the heSohtre ! The result will shew how far this experiment is founded on true principles Unquestionably, if, after a period when corn has been sold at an extravagant price, there shall prov3 to be a surplus stock remaining th the cauntry, the people, suffer unae^ essarily. PUBLIC MEETING. I request a Meeting of the principal Inhabit inn of this Town, at the EXCHANGE, on TUESDAY ner, at TWELVE o'Clock, to receive the Report e>£ the Committee for regulating the Night- Watch ; and to consider the most effectual means of haying a Court- House and place gf Confinement erected!" I also hope foi the attendance of the Collectors for receiving Subscriptions to purchase provisions for the Poor, when the joint Committees of tlfc Poor- House and House of Industry will receive the reports of their progress, in order to carry that business into effect. THOMAS VERNER, May 28th, 1812. Sovereign of Btlfait. We hope that Mr. and Mrs. MULLENDER'S be. nefit, which is announced for Wednesday next, will be well attended. This lady and gentleman have exerted themselves with their best abilities, to con', tribute to- our amusement, through a long Theatri- cal season, and to this consideration we shouli unite that of private domestic virtue, which outi. weighs' in value, even the perfeftion of professional talent. The Manager's projefted Visit to Londrn,, dissolves the company. We hope the subjefh. of our remarks, who, with an infant family, vrsiteit our town from a great drstancre, wilt not have t<>" say on leaving us, that they were- treated wjth n - gleff, upon the only occasion in which they ap- pealed to our patronage, A policy tp a considerable amount was opened ; on Tuesday at Lloyd's, on the death of the Em- peror Napoleon, at the rate of at guinea and h half to received one Hundred pound',, if the Em- peror was dead in six weeks. A native of Constance has discovered a me- thod of obtaining a - new spirituous liquor. He disposes a vessel filled wiih water so as to inter, cept the particles which evaporate duriiijj thefa- mentation of new wine : the water, thus imptrjj. nated, " gives afterwards, by distillation; a verf pure spirit. V'ce- Admiral Crown, a British subjefl, lias, k is said, been nominated by the Russian Govern-, ment, to the command of the squadron in the White Sea ; and as the Admirals Tate and Greig have been recently appointed to commands in the Russian Navy, it may be reasonably inferred, that a good understanding prevails between this coun- try and Russia. There are published in the United State; Sfi- t newspapers, of which 158 are in the ifiterest of the republican, and 157 in the federalist party ; the others are neuter. Eight are'printed in Ger- man, five in French, two in Spanish* and thenthers- in English. Nine of these journals were estab lished prior to the American revolurion. T <- i? aggregate annual sale is estimated at 25,200,000. A few days ago a Gentleman, While " going. to his Attorney's, to execute some deeds, was overtaken! by a shower of rain, and on returning home for bis umbrella, was met by a friend, win asked hiirv where he was g « ing, to which he replied, I am going back to the placi from whence I came, and after- wards am going to the place of execution ! A preacher in a Chapel, at Middietoii, England, the other day, zealous in the cause of Salvation, and wishing, to enforce the do'trine i.- c was pro, mulgating, had asked several times—" What sha'- t we do to be saved ?" When one etf the auditors, probably absorbed in worldly'thoughts ahd the recolleflion of the tumults which- hid so lately disgraced society, and alarmed the peaceable in- habitants of Middleton, roused from his reverie by the repetition " What shall we do to he saved?'* called out, involuntarily, " Send for the Scotch Greys direflly !!" Extract of a Letter from Professor Toung, Glasgow University, to Rev. Dr. Neilson, Duadalk, dated May 23, 1812. " The Irish Students this session, have, in ge- neral, been most exemplary, both in application and conduft; and it will give you great delight to find, from different quarters, that the pupils from your father's academy have made a distiu. guished figure among us. " The conscientious attention of your Presby. teries to the previous attainments of the young- men who come to Glasgow for their education, has been attended with the Imost happy effefls. It will be a great objefl with us to co- operate with you, in this respeft. The examinations for de- grees will be, in future, more strift than hereto- fore ; and an exafl list of the young Students of all countries, with their appearances at the public- examinations in November . and December, will be preserved in our Aichives, as materials for esti- mating their comparative eminence; on any occa?, sion of Fulore refei encc." BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE SALE TO- MORROW". LITTLE LOTTERY, To be Drawn King's Birth Day, June 4. ONLY EIGHT THOUSAND TICKETS, YET Contains Prizes of .£ 20,000, =£ 15,000, £, 5000, £ 3000, £ 2000, •£'. 000, & c. & c. SCHEMES dRATIS. As this Little Lottery will be principally disposed of as part payment of Prizes drawn in the late one, Adventurers, to prevent disappointment, will please apply immediately to ThOMAS WARD, 15, High- street, Belfast. May 20, 1812. ALEXANDER hASLETT TS LANDING, per the ANN, from LON- A DON, 53 Chests Congou and Green TEAS. 278) | 69, Sparing street— May 25. AUCTION OF1 Russian Yellow Candle TALLOIV. 1 Q / jf^ ASKS, of very superior Quality, will be Sold by 1 " Audion, at the Stores of SAMUEL BROWN, No. 7, Calender- street, on SATURDAY, 6th / une. Sale to commence at ONE o'Cleck precisely. Terms at Sale. ^ 288 FRESH TEAS. wiLLlAM M'CLURE is at present Land- A Small PARCEL, From on board tVie Factor. 294) • May 28. ' GLASS, PAINTS, OILS, COLOURS. rTTlHE Subscriber is always supplied with every Article of ' he above, f om the best Markets, which he is en- ) abled to dispose ol on as moderate terms as any House in the Kingdom, for good Payments. JOHN CUDDY. Church lane— Belfast, May 29. ( 302 ~~ , A. WILSon irj) EGS leave to apprize the Nobility and Gontry, he has IIJ) just received from LONDON, an Elegant Assortment of Ladies', Gentlemen's, and Children's STRAW and BE A- j VER BONNETS, SILK and Sl'UFF HATS, of the first style of Fashion, viz. Superfine Straw, White, Black, and Drab Beaver Bonnets, Hick, Keats, tS1 Co.' s Sufer/ ine London Stuff Hats, Dunnage £ jf Lar kin's Improved Elastic Patent Water- Proof Silk Hats, A quantity of Willrw, Blach' Chip Hats, Chip Bonnets, and Willow Hats; Feathers, Leather Caps, & c. Which he offers for sale on the most reasonable terms. N. B. The very lowest price first asked for ev ry article, and no abatement. 213) 104, High- street, May 19, 1812. WILLIAM PHELPS ] TTAS just received, a Parcel DUTCH SMALTS, fine if JL Quality, which he will dispose of on reasonable • erm » . ( 211) May 18. FURNITURE AUCTION, On TUESDAY next, thi 2i June, at No. 1, South- Parade, opposite Arthur- street, at the Hour of ELEVEN o'Cloch, AVARIETY of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE will be Sold by AuiSion, consisting of Mahogany Dining, Sid- board, Card and other Tables; Chairs; Drawers; Ward- robe, Pier, and Dressing Glasses; Sofa; an Eight Day Clock; Window Curtains; Four- Post and Field Bedsteads and Bedding j an excellent toned grand Piano- Forte; Kitchen Furniture, & c. & c—- Terms, Cash down. •„* A Jaunting Car and Gig, with Harness, complete. MACFARLAN, Auctioneer. May 25. (' 273 HUGH & JOSIAS MOORHEAD. BEG leave to inform their Friends and the Public, that they have now ready for Sale, Roll Tobacco, Pigtail, $ Snuff, Of their own Manufafluring, the Quality of which they bopevon trial, will be sufficient recommendation. 311) Belfast, May 26.— 163, North- street. ARCHIBALD & DANIEL M'DONNELL ARE landing, from on board the Fjfiir, from London and have on sale, 55 Chests Souchong, Fine and Common Congou Teas ; And, by the Diana, from GLASGOW, Candy, of very nice quality ; which, • with Refined and Scale Sugars— Alicante Barilla— Pimento — Spanish Flora Indigo— White Ginger in Bags and Barrels— Black Pepper— Cassia Lignea— Cloves — Nutmegs, And a general assortment of Groceries, Spices, and Dye- woods, they will dispose of on reasonable, terms May 25. 263) MARTINS, HARRISON, C( J), ARE landing, per the Ann, from London, and Betseys, from Glasg. oW, 135 Chests Teas, assorted, 20 Hogsheads Lump Sugar, 50 Puncheons Jamaica Rum, 3 Hogsheads Scotch' Wool Cards. AND HAVE ON SALE, 300 Bales Alicant Barilla, 100 Ditto Lisbon Miserable, SO Puncheons Whiskey, , 50 Barrels New- York Pot Aslm, 50 Kegs New Mustard, .- - 50 Boxes Button Blue, 40 Barrels White Ginger, With PIMENTO, INDIGO, NUTMEGS, STARCH, AMERICAN ROSIN, & c. & c. & c. wiH be sold cheap. 271) Church- lane— May 26, - JS- S""^-- The Public are respe& fiilly inform- ^ iSx ed, that it is intended the fallowing JKsSk N. E. TRADERS _ Shall tail at the undermentioned period/: ' TOR LONDON, j, The armed brig LEVANT, M'KibSin.. First fair wind. The armed brig VINE....'..>.. Seven days after. These Vessels being armed and completely well found, Insurance by them will consequently be effected on the most reasonable terms. FOR LIVERPOOL, the BRITANNIA, Aberdeen. First fair wind. The NEPTUNE, Davidson.'...,.....,. Seven days after. FkOM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The KELLY, M'Ilwain .. Gth June. FRt) M LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig VETTUS, Pendleton.... First fair wind. For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs. WM. & JOHN WHARTON, Nicholas' Lane; or, in Belfast, to R. GREENLAW, Agent, Who will receive and forward LINEN CLOTH and other MERCHANDIZE with care afld dispatch. ! fy A few Stout Lads wanted as APPRENTICES to the Sea, to whom liberal Encouragement will be given. MR. & MRS, MAYWOOD We undsjjstand that the Tax for the protedlion rtf deserted children is applotted. and in a few days the inhabitants of the Parish will be called on for their quota's of the same. It is hoped there- fore, that every person will be immediately ready to pay it when applied to, in order that the Over- seers may be saved any additional tiouble in their unpleasant but necessary duty. Married. In Wesley Chapel, Dublin, by the Lord Bishop of Down and Connor, HENRY HIGGINBOTHAM, of Gardner's- Place, Esq. to Miss WILSON, of Mountjoy- square, eldest daugh- ter of the late Joseph Wilson, Esq. " TH) ESPECTFULLY inform their Friends and the Pub- JC%< lie, that their BENEFI C is appointed for FRIDAY Evening, June 5, when will be presented ( neveraited here) an admired Comedy, called OURSELVES; Or, THE INDEPENDENT IRISHMAN. As performed at the Theatre- Royal, Lyceum, London, with the most unbounded applause. END or THE PLAT, Dancing and other Entertainments. To conclude with ( first time here), a laughable Farce, called THE LITTLE HUNCHBACK; . Or, A FROLIC IN BAGDAD. Written by JOHN O'KEEFFE, Esq. Author of the Agree- able Surprize, & C. Tickets to be had at the Theatre, where Places for the Bo » es may be taken; and of Mr. and Mrs. MAYWOOD, No. 12, Castle- Court, Castle- street. ( 314 OLIVE OIL, INDIGO, Stc. GRIMSHAW, MURPHY, CO. A RF. Landing, a lew Pipes OLIVE OIL, and have re- ,< AV ceiveri a further supply of SPANISH FLORA IN- DIGO, and Ground BRAZIL WOOD, which with their General Supply of Dye- stuff's, they are enabled to dispose of oil moderate Terms. THEY HAVE ALSO ON SALE, Bowed Georgia, Orleans, and West India Cotton- Wool, Pot and Pearl Ashes, and Oil of Vitriol. 326) No. 50, Mustard- street— June 1. A GOVERNESS WANTED. - fSTO one need apply who is not' perfeit mistress of her business. A middle- aged Person fully qualified to each FRENCH and GEOGRAPHY, will m^ et a decided pre- erence. Letters ( post- paid) addressed to A. A. Post- Office, Belfast will be attended to. ( 326) June 1. SUGARS BY AUCTION. . JAMES• CUNNINGHAM & CO. WII. L commence Selling by Auition, at their Stores, 95, High- street, on TUESDAY the 2d June, at TWELVE o'Clock, 300 tihds, and Tierces of Muscovado SUGAR, of nice Qualities, just landed from ANTIGUA.— The Tierces are convenient Packages for the COuntr^.— Terms at Sale. 262) Belfast, June 1.. ALICANT BARILLA BY AUCTION. JOHN MARTIN & CO. WILL Sell by Auflion, on FRIDAY 5< h June, at the Stores of Messrs. M'CLURE, BAILIE, & WUITLAS; Donegall- quay, at TWELVE o'clock, 500 BALES ALICANT BARILLA, Of prime Quality, and in fine order.— Terms at Sale. MACFARLAN, AufHoneer. Belfast, May 26. ( 286 At Ballycreely, near Comber, on Wednesday last, Mr. ALEIABDE* MONTGOMERY, aged 75 years. Suddenly, Sir F. STANPISH, Bart. He ordered his ser- vant, as he was rising, to prepare his breakfast; and on the latter returning in about ten minutes, he found his master ilsad; who', it is supposed, expired in an apopleftic fit. IS EL FAS r SHIP NEWS, SALE THIS DAY, The Margaret & Nancy, Galbraith, for Glasgow, nils to- morrow. The Dispatch, Jameson, loading for Dublin, sails first fair wind. . The Diana, M'Callum, is loading for Glasgow, to sail in a few days. The Bet eys, Neilson, at Glasgow; and the Bee, Rankin, at Dublin, are loading for Belfast. The Minerva, Courtenay, from Liverpool, arHved here « o Saturday J^ at. The Cunningham Boyle, Bell, for Liverpool, is detained fcere by contrary winds only. , The armed brig Lagan, Honrine, is loading for London, 40 tail in a few days. The K<- lly, M'llwain, from hence for Liverpool, arrived i„ fe the 27th ult. The coppered and armed brig Levant, M'Kibbin, for London ; and coppered and armed brig Britannia, Aberdeen, for Liverpool, are detained by contrary winds only. The armed brig Vine, Montgomery, is loading for Lon- don, to' sail first fair wind after the 7th inst. The Neptune, Davidson, is loading for Liverpool, to sail in a few days. BLEACH- MILL MACHINERY, & c. TO HE SOLD Br AUCTION, at the Hour ./ ONE o'clock, on MONDAY the 1 jt of June, at the Bleach- Green of the late JAKES RussltLL, Esq. Derramore, ALL the MACHINERY of said Bleach- Green, capable of finishing Eight Thousand Pieces of Fins Linen in the Season, with an extensive range of LAPPING- ROOM PRESSES, and a good SCREW PRESS, & c.— The whole in complete repair, having been ere& ed within these few years.— Terms, Ready Money. ( 237) May 22. NEW ALICANTE BARILLA, CORK- WOOD, & c. HOLMES $ bARKLIE, HAVE FOR SAlE, 2+ 0 Bales New Alicante BARILLA, 3 Tons Bay of Rosas CORKWOOD, and 160 Bundles CANE REEDS, Now Landing, from 011 board the Turk, Czptain HAYNES, from ALICANTE. ( 291) Belfast, May 29 TO BE SOLD, CHERRYVALE HOUSE & FARM. Situated in County Down, on the Newtonbreda Road, only 20 minutes walk from Belfast, H E HOUSE is in most complete repair, and the JL GROUNDS in the highest condition. For further particulars, inquire of W. H. LYONS. Cherry vale, Juie 1. ( 325 ' - • Engravings, Books, Printed Music, < § c. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, In one of Mr. M'Ci. r. iy's New Shops in C0RV- AI. 4RK/ IT, on TUESDAY, J u/ te 1812, and following JDuys, until the whole are Sold, commencing at TWELVE o'Clock each Day, and again at Seven in the Evening, A VALUABLE COLLECTION of ENGRAVINGS, - AY from PAINTINGS, by MORLAND, WESTAL, R K. PORTER, WALMSLRY, & c. Also, some very fine PRINTS, engraved by VIVARES BAKTOLOIZI, and Others, the whole to be Sold off without reserve. ( 317 DAVISON & REFORd HAVE RECEIVED, per the BRITANNIA, LONDON, Fine and Common Congou, Souchong, 1 TJ? and Green j 1 R fined Sugars, in single Loaves, Brazil, Nutmegs, Cassia Ligne. i, Mustard,, and Cloves. i PER MARGARET & NANCY^ FROM GXASOOTV, Refined Sugar, Candy and Molosses, • • - a AND HAVE ALSO ON SALE, Very Fine, Fine, Second . Scale, and Refined Candy, Molosses, Miserable, White Ginger, East India and Spanish Indigo, Ground Logwood, ' Green Copperas, Starch, Refined Saltpetre, Alicante Barilla Ashes, & C..& C. All of which will be disposed of on moderate Termjj 189) 10S, High- street— May 14/ 4 NEW MY SHIPPING LIST For the Week ending 3Olh May. ALICANT BARILLA BY AUCTION. ROBERT BAtT & CO. WILL Sell by Auilion, on MONDAY the 8th of June, at their Stores in Calender- street, at ONE o'Clock, 200 BALES NEW ALICANT BARILLA, Of fine quality, now landing out of the Brig Snxiallo- w, from Alicant. ( 296 NEW ALICANT BARILLA, & SPANISH RED WINE. ROBERT BATT Gf CO. ARE now Landing, the Entire CARGOES of the Ships Princess Rtyal and Swallow, from ALICANT, consist- ing of 666 Bales v ' ew Alicant Barilla, 9! Pipeij Spanish Port, A Parcel of Cane Reeds § Corkwood, Which they have for Sale, at their Stores, Calendar- street, together with the following G » ods: Pernambucco and ) Cotton- Old Alicant Barilla, New Orleans j" Wool, Pipe Staves, Smalts, of different qualities, Mess Beef, Pot Ashes, Jamaica Rum. 236) Belfast, May 22. ALICANTE BARILLA. HENRy JOy TOMB £ ff ROBT. HOLMES ARE landing out of the Lavinia, direift from ALICANTE a Quantity « f NEW BARILLA, which j with the fol- lowing Goods, they will dispose of on reasonable Terms •• Claret, .5 Pine, Norway, Oak, Ash Red Port, / Black Birch, Maple, & Muscatell, Sherry, V ^ V> Beech Timber, Tenerijfe, Lisbon, 1 ^ Deals and Plank, and Madeira, J ^ § Laths, Treenails, Masts, Sheet Lead, Quebec, and Spars, Poles, and Hand- Memel Staves, spokes. Sicily Barilla, 283J Belfast, May 26, 1812. DEALS. ACARGO of remarkably good Nine and Six Feet DRONTHON DEALS on Sale. Apply to LYLE & RIDDEL ; or JOHN LYLE, Belfast, May 13. No 4, Chichester- quay. J. LYLE continues to be well- supplied with Southern and other FLOUR. ( 177 WHISKEY, JOHN MARTIN & C O. HAVE FOR SALE, One Hundred Puncheons Cork and Dublin Whiskey, Which they will sell on moderate Terms. 226) Ann- street, May 20. BLEACHERS' SMALTS. GEORGE LANGTRT fcf CO. eAVE for Sale, a Parcel of Real DUTCH BLEACH* ERS' SMALTS, of very fine Quality ) ALSO, American Pot and Pearl Ashes, Alicant Barilla, Refined Saltpetre, American Rosin, Fine and Common Congou Teas. 904) Belfast, April 16, 1813. t- ff: tVteThe Public are respectfully inform- JgSSV ed, that the following wfm REGULAR TRADERS Will tail for tbsir rerpefifae forti, with the f. rtt fair Wind after the datet mentioned: FOR LONDON, The armed brig LAGAN, HONRINE...... Id a few days. The armed brig FACTOR, M'NIECK.. 14 days after. FOR LIVERPOOL, The FANNY, MARTIN gth Julie. The MINERVA, COUSTSNAY Eight days after. FOR BRISTOL, The new brig DRAPER, M'MULLIN loth June. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The CERES, SAVAGE 4th June. [ The CUNNINGHAM BOYLE, BELL, Eight days a'ter. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig DONEGALL, COURTENAY, on first de- livery of Te « s from the. Sal>- s. The armed brig GEORGE, CAUGHEY 14 days after. For Freight, in London, apply. to Messrs. ALEXANDER and WILLIAM OGilY, Abcurch- Yard. Gentlemen who have Linens to forward) will please send ! them to GEORGE LANGTRY { A few stout Lads wanted as Apprentices to the Sea. ARRIVED. Margaret, of Aberdovey, Richards, from Liverpool, with . rock- salt. Brothers, of Newry, M'Nuity, from Liverpool, with earthenware and coals. Emlyn, of and from Briitol. Davies, with ' oar and wrought ' iron and hoops. Commerce, of and from Exeter, Hele, with oak and elm plank, elm boards, pipe ciay, oak bark, and shilling ore. SAILED. Janneth and Mary, of and for Ullapool, Cameron, with j liner, cloth, oars, and casks. HI- riet Garliiid, ot Newry, Leith, for London, with ; fork, bacon, oatmeal, linen cloth, md pumice stone. Industry, of Greenock, Mitchel, for Leith, with pork, ! Sax, linen yarn, feathers, rags, tamers' waste, quills, and j rushes. • Charlotte, of Newry, Feran, for Liverpoel, cows and pigs, j Diligent, of Harrington, Gibson, for Workington, with j cows and linen cloth. Fdrtitude, of and for Liverpool, Simmons, tow » arid pigs. Seventeen vessels in ballast. SVGA FEATHER BEDS BY AUCTION*, At tit House of Mr. JOHN . BAIN, Wilson',^ ourt, on SATURDAY, the 6th June inst. - will be Sold, without iny kind tf re erve • whattver, ANUMBER of CHOICE FEATHER BEDS, with Boi. srtF. s and PILLOWS ; together with a Variety of Small HAIR MATTRESSES, . The above being the Property of a reopeiSable Gentle- man leaving this Kingdom, will be found, on inspection, of such a superior quality as u seldom to be met with at A ue- tions. Ladies and Gentlemen wanting the like, will find their interest in attending this Sale. To commence at ELEVEN o'Clock precisely.— Terms, Bank Notes down. ( 322) Belfast, June I. COUNTY OF ANTRIM. TO BE SOL D, by the Sheriff" of said County, by virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias, on TUESDAY the ^ d June next, at / ht Hour , f TWELTE o'clock, on the Premises, No. 5, East side of Smithfild, Belfast, A LL the GOODS and CHATTLES of WILLIAM M'CONNELL, consisting of Ploughs, Carts, Two Gigs, a Jaunting- Car, and Gig Shafts and Spokes, Wheel- Barrows, and a variety of Ash Scantlings and Household Furniture; together with said WILLIAM M'CONNELL'S Interest in Three valuable TENEMENTS, one of which he at present resides in. JOHN CAMPBELL, Sheriff. Belfast, May 27, 1312. ( 416 NEWRY MARKETS, MAY 30. 91 O ^ per barrel of 20st, 8 ^ per stone of 14lb. 34 9 J> per cwt. of 112lb. 40 0 > per barrel « i 16st, GEORGIA COTTON- WOOL, ORLEANS t) o. Do. POT ASHES, SICILY BARILLA, LEAF TOBACCO, For Sale, on Reasonable Terms, by 1 JAMES kENNedy Belfast, May 19. Donegall- Quay. per stone of lttlbs. JAMES LENNON HAS on Sale, at the Stores of Mr. M'CAPIN, Tomb's* Quay, as per Agnes, direit from SlIgo : 557 Barrels Kiln- dried Oats, 35 Tons Oatmeal, and 100 Bags First Flour, . Ij Which he will dispose of on moderate Terms. ( 1 f) 4j - F^ SL FOR GLASGOW/ J x& Kgn^ THE DIANA, 1 I0HN M'CALLUM, M/ tsTi*, ' J gjlQSgfllgs ( A constant Trader), > M Now loading, to sail in a few dayl. Ml FOR DUBLIN. . h M The DISPATCH, Jamisijn... 2d une.}* For Freight, apply to — GEO. MONTGDMEB The BETSEYS, Nf. ilson, at Glasgow; and thfl Ra nkin, at Dublin, are loading for Belfast. 312) Belfast, Mafl ' FOR SALE, , j|| vir The Brig TURK, of Pook, ^ fiurthen per Register 148 fSuTf- J ffegsr^- Well found and Armed, and sails fas', havlffj made her passage from Alicante to this port in 22 ihtys j] For Inventory, and other particulars, apply to Captnirtl HAYNF. S, on board the Vessel; or to - i HOLMES & BARKLIE. Belfast, May 29. . . ,< rJHH FOR NEW- YOR'KR~~ M jS^ tej. ' The American Ship BELISAltlUsM ' feili^ Viv^'^ ( Burn en 350 Tons.) M. MORGAN, Master, i Now in this harbour, and will sail for New- York on . 8th June. For Passage, apply to Captain MORGANjB Mr. Fitzsimons's, Waring- street; or, to HOLMES & BARKLIE,• Belfast, May 29. per cwt. « f U 2lbs. WilliAM JOHNSON, and \ TTJJURSUANT to the Decree 0' roBeRt HALIDAY, I ity his Majesty's Court of Ex" Plaintiffs; " chequer in Ireland, bearing date MALCOLM rICHEY, / the 1st day of February last, I will, Defendant. \ » ii SATURDAY the 13th day of - J June next, it my Office, on the Inn's- Quay, in the City of Dublin, set up and Sell by Public Cant, to the highest and fairest Bidder, All that and those one Moiety of a FARM of LAND, situate in the Townland of Ballymoney, Parish of Donaghadee, and County of Down, in the Defendant's possession, or a competent part thereof, for the purposes in said Decree mentioned. Dated 27 th May, 1812. WELLESLEY. For Statement of Title and other particulars, application to be made to Messrs. RAMSEY & GARRETT, the Plain- tiffs' Attorneys, at their Office, Belfast, or 45, Mary- street, Dublin. ( 321 WILLTAM JOHNSONa » d\ ] C) URSUANT t0 the ROBERT HALLWAY, li Decree of his Ma- Plaintifs 1 • I jesty's Court of Exche- JoHN RICHeY, ' quer in Ireland, bearing Defendant. date the first day of Fe- ______ — J bruary last, I will, on SATURDAVthe 13th day af June next, at my Office, on the Inu's- Quay," Dublin, set up and Sell, by Public Cant, to the highest and fairest Bidder, All that and those, a FARM of LAND, situate in the Townland of CARDY, Parish of Grayabbey, and County of Down, or a competent part there- of, for the purposes in said Decree mentioned — Dated this 27th of May, 1812. WELLESLEY. For statement of Title and Other particulars, application to be made to Messrs. RAMSEY & GARRETT, the Plaintiff's Attomies, at their Office, Belfast, or 45, Mary- street, Dublin. ( 315 . rr- v, FOR SALE, The shlp PRINcEss R0TAL, Now discharging a Cargo of WINE and —"* fc,"" nr^*~ BARILLA, at Donegall- Quay, diretjt from ALICANT— For Particulars, apply to ROBERT BATT and CO. or to CAPTAIN HEATH, on Board. 318) Junel. 7~ FOR SALE OR CHARTER, g^ T The Schooner PROVIDENCE, - JJ |\ OT DARTMOUTH, gPW/ jnp Burthen per Register 109 Tons, SJSfeiSfeaeWell found and armed, and sails remarkably fast; can be made ready for sea in a few days— Apply to Mr. PHILLIPS, GREENWOOD'S Hotel, or to WILLIAM PHELPS, No. S, Lime- Kiln- Dock. Belfast, June t. ( 323 TO FARMERS, See. ARRIVED to E LINDSAY, per the I^ PTOKJ LONDON, a few Sacks of ^ PVdCi/ s Perennial Rye- Grass. Prom one to two Bushels of this Seed is allswed to an Acre. A few Hundred Weight of Red and Yellow CX. C1 on Sale, with TURNIP, CABBAGE Sfc£ D, & c. \ 273) Belfast, May J WM. PARK & WM. TELFAIR si BEG leave to acquaint their Friends, that tbey 1 taken into Partership, Mr. THOMAS' CLA who has lived with them this considerable time past, that the business will be conduftfd under the firm of William Park, William Telfair, i Wine- cellar- Entry, May 22. JUST ARRIVED TO I CRAWFORDS, WALLACE, & Co\ ' jpHE CARGO of the Ship Elizabeth, GEORGE HAI X Master, from JAMAICA, consisting of Scale Sugars, in Hhds. Tierces, and Barrels, Rum, in Puncheons and Hogsheads, St. t> omingo Cottoti- Wool, Dc. Mahogany, in Logs of large dimensions, Pimento, in Bags, St. Domingo Logwood; WHICH, wrrH Alicant Barilla, Teneriffe { Vine, (" Jamaica Coffee, ^ American Pot and Pearl Ashes, Dublin Seasoned Melted Tallow, Norway Deals, Prime Mess Pork, Do. Beef, in Tierces dnd Barrels, and St. Ub'e's Salt, Castor Oil, White Ginger, & ' Cork wood, They will dispose of on reasonable Terms,- 183) Belfast, May, I5j 18, . • FUR LISBON AND CA? MM T8 « RINE FAST- SAILING S^ TO THOMAS JEFFEP SOn WZMj^ JAMES SAVAGE; Master, « Will commence Loading on MONHAY tb Fiht day of June neit, and will positively sail for the • Jm Port in I'en days after. fl Fior Freight or Passage apply to ' THOMAS HAY# P Belfast, May 28,1812, * , ..•)' FOR CHARLESTOWN, ' • T W^ fe^ THE rtNE fas,-' J* JLIN « AMEKICAN » jlj(> ^^^^^ KATH. G. HII. LARD, MASTES, UVaoyatav, . , Burt'Heri 30CV Tors, . '. Jttff Will he clear to sail on the 20th Juna, as the greateV pa, ; if the Passengers are already engaged. Early, application if., lecessary Apply ta ^ JB WM. CRAIG, Lime Kiln- Docgli Mfty 29, l? iSl. DISPENSARY & HOSPITAL. AGENERAl, MEETING of SUBSCRIBERS will be held at the Exchange- Rooms, on WEDNESDAY Sd June, at ONE o'Clock, P. M. lor the purpose of re- ceiving the Annual Statement of Accounts, of eleiSing a Committee and Officers for the ensuing year, and of trans- a& ing other important Business, which will then be laid be- fore them. ( 324) Hospital, May 31, 1812. ni^ HE Partnership hitherto carried on by the Subscribers, Jl under the Firm of CRAMSIE, CONNOR Sc CLE- LAND, expired, and was by general consent dissolved, on the first inst. All Accounts of the Firm will be settled by JOHN CRAMSIE. JOHN CRAMSIE. CHARLES CONNOR. May 30,1812. DAVID CLELAND. CrAMSIE & CLELaND HAVE FOH SAI. E, New- York Pot and Pearl Ashes, Russian Candle Tallow, Bleachers' Smalts, and Leaf Tobacco. June 1, 1812. CHAS. CONNOR & ALEX. STEWART, UNDER THE FIRM OF CONnOR & STEWART, HAVE FOR SALE, AT THEIR STORES, No. 43, TALBOT- STREET, 20,000 Barrel Staves, of different qualities, -'• 100 Barrels Amber Rosin, Which will be sold reasonably. Belfast, June 1,1812. jj. a Cargo of BRITISH OAK BARK daily expend. LOST, OR MISLAID, A BILL, Drawn by JOHN WRIGHT, of Belfast, at 61' / A. days after sight, on GEORGE & FRANCIS BELL, of , Dublin, dated 4th Month, 17th, 1812, for =£ 100, in favour I of ELIAS Hocus, and indorsed Elias Hughs, Samuel Hughs, James Quin, and made payable to Robert Trail, by Thomas Lamb, which Bill was put into the Lisburn Post- Office, in- closed in a Letter to ROBERT TRAIL, Belfast, but did not j come to hand. As it was not accepted, and the indorsement not filled up, it is requested if such a Bill is offered to be ; negotiated it may be stopped, and notice given to ROBERT , TRAIL, Belfast, or THOMAS LAMB, near I- isburn. I 17 BELFAST COMM FACIAL ClIKOMcLE HIHT^ AIL FOETR or the Belfast Commercial Chronicle.] TO SPRING* ow SPBING returns to Erin's shores, Gay leader of the sunny hours ; d, with her fost'ring smiles, restores Creation's winter- wasted powers, hear her breathe in spicy gales; And trace her footsteps on the mountains: see her tread the greening vales, And skirt with flowers the crystal fountains. Her song mates wood and grove rejoice: How sweet her wiMly- warbled numbers! s wakened echo hears her voice, Dispelling Nature i leaden slumbers! he buds are bursting on the trees— The vegetable world is teeming With blooms to scent the western breeze, Where Flora's thousand smiles are beaming. The meads assume their graceful hues— On verdant hills the lambs are playing: Midt foliage green the ringdove coos, Where sylphs and sylvan nymphs are straying. " opng love and joy are on the wing; Cold WINTER'S gone to polar regions; i shew the North its stormy king, And claim from icy isles allegiance. Light crossing heaven's £ xpans « - of blue, The silver- skirted clouds ar-- flying ; urora's robes are gemm'd with dew, And Ztphyr to the meads is sighing. To chearful heart, and gladden'd sight, To pleasured thought, aud mind of feeling, SiMc raptures of delight J^ ome, all their magic powers revealing! iived frop painful wititry cares, From melancholy woes distressing ; e air- wing'd soul exulting shares, Th « vernal bliss, all nature blessing! what avail the charms of spring, Or all th' allurements of the season, those whom vernal pleasures bring, N'o cause for mirth— for joy no reason ! : ® ut from friends— from kindred dear— t- om every fondly- lov'd relation ; 0 lonely lovers pass the year, lb hopeful, tedious eipe& ation.— wand'rers in a land unknown, y EKIX'S rudest sons surrounded; sigh for days of rapture flown, scenes where extacy abounded, earied loiters on his way ; ear nils on with tardy motion:— them the ling'ring hours delay, . ike woes that plague a pensive notion. .. i » t scenes by Nature's bounty bless'd, solitude they live repining; troubled soul the mind ditfress'd, ," o cheering, patient hope consigning! > ibem has pass'd the longest year, ' hat ever signs and seasons measured ; V. I from those regions dear, here Memory's wealth of thought lies treasured. » iin, has the preceding SPRING isplay'd her youthful charms to please them : , sweetly did her minstrels sing, hout avail from cares to ease them ! nu unenioyed has SUMMFR pass'd: iuruMN's saffron hues have faded; ' INTER came with chilling blast, '] jo bleach their brows with sorrow! shaded! Agtfn the vernal season reigns, The sun to northern climes advancing ; Pnnrslife and health ihrd' nature's veins. And w-' ilus the soul to bliss entrancing. But lonely- va& r ! the length'ning day oilds not for you, those fields and Bowers, In ptrent UILIN far away, Where distance dims your native bowers! Ti en what ro yru are cloudless skies, spring's dtl: ghts— or May's attra< 5lion « ; 1 joy revis- ts not your eyes. To warm the mind's utibless'd affe<£ lior, s ? 311 ILAc Bowm ! the Muse's care! mooth- winding LAOAN, fragrance- scented! ^ roiling BANN with borders fair! ' etted scenes! how long lamented! ere the Spring in blushes dress'd, gain her Mav- day suit composes, ! streams beloved sh* ll see them bless'd, i d their native bowers of roses. Where DOWN'S proud hills support the skies, iri pour to Ocean many a river; : well- known scenesvshall feast their eyes, Atound romantic, sweet ROSTREVOR ! And ARMAGH, wide her val- s shall spread, B fore their vision re- delighted, Where Truth and I. ove their wand'rings led, Thro' shades where endless faith they plighted. 1 SPRING! fair goddess of the year! Thou parent of regeneration! ' Round home how sweet thy smiles appear, How full of heavenly fascination! T, May 25, 1812. AUGUSTUS. , Cf * t \ Vhfe jo land. The poor blacks who could read, easterly inquire ! for them, and those who could not, be- gin to learn, that they MIGHT read the BNOK of God. Their intervals of rest, their meal times, their sabbaths, were devoted to this new employ- ment. You might see them in the field, and in the lane, with a spelling- book in their hands; they would solicit little boys coming frnm school to teach them ! thev would frequently beg of me upon the road, that I would stop a few moments, and hear them th ir lesson. It was like a new world to them to be able to read ; they saw things in a different light; a train of new ideas sprang up in their minds; and casting off the slough of ignorance, they beheld themselves in a new and beautiful light. In a little whi'e, many of them understood the word preached, and then the work of reformation began amongst them. Now the cheek- distending oath was laid aside; the polyga- mist left all his wives but the one who had the prior claim : the evening meeting to worship God, called them from the. midnight theft, and the li- bidinous dance: the mulish and slothful became pliant and diligent, the brute became rational, and the monster became a man. They learned seve- ral hymns, and the voice of religious melody sounded from huts and cottages, which had been blackened with infernalism, and polluted with beastliness. Dear Sir, what an incalculable blessing is the Bible Society; ' tis surely the right hand of hea- venly wisdom drawing aside the curtain of dark- ness from benighted man ; ' tis ineffable truth fly- ing upen the wings of aftive benevolence ; or, is it not the day of Pentecost re urned ? The Apost- les speak in new tongues; each man hears them in his own language, declaring the wonderful works of God. It is John the Baptist, the pre- cursor of our Lord's second coming, to prepare his way. Blessed be the men that first devised and brought to perfeflion, the god- like plan ; let them be blessed with the blessings of the heaven above, and of the depths beneath, even to the ut- termost bounds of the everlasting hills; and my- riads, in every language, shall say, Amen ! The rays of divine truth have pierced the birch- bark wigwam of the Indian, the log- hut of the wood- man, and the palmetto cottage of the poor negro. Blessed institution ! that sends ' rtistruflion to the frozen desarts of Lapland, the hoarv cliffs of Cau- casus and the multiform nations of the East, and teaches the Malayan, th. T> Chinese, the Persian, and the Hindoo, truth as it is in Jesus. Did Queen Anne reckon it an honour to live in the same age with the immortal Newton ? I esteem it a blessing to have lived when the Bible Society was in- stituted. lie EDITOR of tie KEIF AST CHRONICLE. - The following just tribute of praise, aris- ontar. eously from the visible and salutary I the benevolent exertions of the British i society, will, I am confidgnt, be perused with i pleasure and satisfaction, by every friend to ! general and universal dissemination of those i iptores, which are alone able to make men unto salvation " It is the extraft of a let. m one of the Methodist Missionaries to the Bermuda ; and your giving it publicity " the medium of your excellent paper, will Joth sen? e the cause of Religion, and oblige many of your Readers, as well as Sir, your humble servant, Belfast, May 31, 1812. BEWEVOLUS. Extract of a Letter from Mr. JOSHUA MARSDKN, Mis- sionary in Bermuda, to Mr. Bet. SON. Hamilton, Bermuda, Sept. 24. 1311. EAR SIR— The Bibles you sent to Bermuda, at the rising sun Upon a daik and benighted TRIAL OF THE NOTED BOULGER, FOR BURSLARY AND ROBBERT. COUNTY DUBLIN QUARTER- SESSIONS. On the 20' H inst. Mr. Serjeant Moore, with se- vetal Magistrates, sat at the Court- House, Kil- tminham, for the trial of Piisoners and Traverser, when Thomas Boulger was arraigned on two sepa- rate indiflments for robbery. The first for rob- bing the house of Mrs. O'Neil, of Chapelizod, on the 6th of April; the secon 1 for robbing the house of a Mr. Westray, on the 29th of J^ PRIL, to both of which he pleaded not guilty. Mr. Greene, as Counsel for the Crown, said, he should not state the case, but leave the Jury un- biassed judges of the evidence. He oroceeded to call the first witness. Elizabeth Cotley, examined by Mr. Greene,— She stated, that she lived servant with Mrs. Eliza- beth O'Neil, at a place called the Garden of Eden, at Chapelizod ; that on the night of the 6 h, or the morning of the 7th of April last, she was alarmed from her sleep, by robbers breaking into the house. She slept in a room, over a passage leading to the kitchen J that the robbers broke through a window in the passage under her room. Witness's sister came into her room, and alarmed her, and pening'a window in the room, called out, for the love of God, Gentlemen, what are you about; they answered her, by bidding her go to bed. She saw three men, two of whom were armed with a case of pistols each. Saw one of them come up to the door of her room, with a lighted candle in his hand, he look her by the hand, and desired her not to be afraid. She ob- serred he wanted the four fingeis on his left hand. He desired her to get him some candles. She ob- served a mark of a cut on his cheek. He made her go up to her mistress's room for some candles, e went with her, he knocked at the door, and her mistress's niece, who was inside, told her where there was a candle on the stairs; they went down to the kitchen to light it, the other having gone out, or he having dropped it, it being a small bit. Met two men more, who went up to her mistress's room, and threatened if they did not open the door, they would blow their brains out. The la- dies inside then opened the door ; they went to each side of the bed and swore they would blow their brains out, if they did not give up their mo- ney and watches; they got with them, a plated salver, silver tea- pot, ewer, 12 silver spoons, and a cotton gown. They were there from about one o'clock until three. Q. Pray would you know any of the party ? I would. Q. Look round the Court, and see, if you see any of them. That is the man ( laying the Sheriff's wand on the Prisoner at the Bar), he is the man that want- ed the fingers, and had the mark on his cheek. The Prisoner stated, that he had got these wounds IN a British man of war, in the attack on Flushing. Cross exarrvned by Mr. Bethel. Q. I perceived you were much agitated on your first coming on the table, were you ever in a Court of Justice before as a Witness ? No, Sir. Q. Then you are considerably agitated ? A lit- tle, Sir. Q. Was there anyiman in the house with you, on the night of the robbery ? No, Sir. Q. Then when you felt so much agitated, in giving your evidence to day, you mus'. be in a dreadful state of agitation on the night of the robbery, awoke out of your sleep, and finding yourself surrounded by robbers, were you not dreadfully alarmed ? Yes, Sir. Q. Then might you not mistake one man for another ? No, Sir. Q. Did you never take one individual for an- other ? Never, Sir. Q. Now might not another man want his fin- gers, and have a mark on his cheek ? I dont « know. Q. Did you see the robber since until to- day ? Onlv at the police office. Mr. Serjeant Moore. Did you describe his person to anv person before you saw him in the police office ? I did the next morning, to the Rev. Mr. Connor. The Rev. George Connor sworn, proved that the last witness told him next morning, that one of the robhers was a likely voune man, about six feet high, had a mark on his cheek, and wanted four fingers on his left hand. Mr. John Smith, the Magistrate, proved, she had given the same description when befr. re him, a few davs after the robbery. Mr. Bethel contended for the prisoner, that one man might be taken for another; to which both these Gentlemt n admitted, that such a thing might be, but was not very probable. Mrs. ELIZ.' O'Neil was examined by Mr. SW: ft, to prove some of the articles taken out of the House; on the cotton gown beine produced, it being a common pattern, Mr. Bethel asked the witness how could she swear to ir, might N" T there be five hundred gowns of a similar pattern ? Mrs. O'Neil then swore to a trmming, which, she said, had been in her drawers for upwards of twelve years before it was put on the gown. She stated, she was in great alarm on the niifht of the robbery, and ever since; that she might be mistaken in a person, although she never remem- bered to have taken one person for snother. Alexander Cunningham, examined by Mr. Greene.— Stated that he was a Peace Officer ; that in consequence of some information, he went, ac- companied by James Miller and William Hender- son, two other Peace Officers, between the hours of seven and eight o'clock in the morning of the 4th of May, to the House, No. 20, Thomas- court ; th. it they went up stairs to the two- pair lobby, on which a man was standing outside the door ; that he and Henderson passed him, but Miller, who got better and later information from a woman in the street ; said this is the man ; they went and bid hold of the prisoner at the bar, who immediately drew a pistol from his breast ; witness seized his hand, and with some struggle was taking it from him, when Henderson struck him with a loaded whip ; he let go the. pistol, and wrenched the whip from Henderson, whom he cut desperately over the head ; taey at last secured and handcuffed him, while one of rhem went to the watch house for more assistance. The Prisoner sat down on the bed, he would not sit on a chair, and before the assistance came, he ohserved him wrenching the handcuffs off. and endeavoured to get at some- thing under him ; witness told him not to do so, and prevented him ; when the place where he sat was searched, a very large blunderbuss was found, loaded with eleven slugs, and to which he wanted to get; the pistol was loaded with a ball and some slugs. William Henderson gave the same testimony, and produced a variety of articles on THE table, as being found in prisoner's room, viz. blankets, womens' shoes, pelisses, and a variety of wearing apparel, some of which were the property, with the blunderbuss - and pistol, of Mr. Westray, the prosecutor, in the other indictment ; the witness proved the GOWN shewn to him by Mrs. O'Neil, as also found in his room, and a large quantity of powder, balls, shot, and slugs, as being got under the bed. James Miller, the other Peace- Officer's testi- mony, went to the same effect. The case on the part of the Crown being closed, Mr. Be; hel entered on the prisoner's defence, which was a complete alibi; to prove which, he called a woman of the name of Bridget Maguire, who swore, that on the night of the 6th of April, she had been sent for by an acquaintance, to stay up with a sick child ; that about eight o'clock, the prisoner came in to her friend's, ALLV Flana- gan's room, who was his wash- woman ; that Mrs. Flanagan asked him to stay, and that he did Until nine in the morning, and that he remained all night and never left it. On her cross- examination by Mr. Swift, she did not vary in her testimony ; she said, the rea- son she knew the 6th of April so well was, that Mrs. Flanagan asked her what day of the month it was, and she said, the Wednesday before was the first of April, for some person pinned a piece of paper to her back to make a fool of her ; she said, it bring the Monday after, it was conse- quently the 6th ; she also remarked her child was six months old, as it was born on the 6th Au- gust ; she acknowledged she had seen the prisoner several times since. This witness stood a very long cross- exami- nation, as well from the Learned Judge, as from the Counsel, and her evidence did not vary throughout. Alice Flanagan corroborated THE last witness's testimony; she said the reason she wanted to know the day of the month was, that she had been writing a letter to her brothers, five of whom were fighting in Portugal ; that in her distress she had pawned the shirts of the prisoner, and she asked him to stay tip all night with them, being ashamed of his knowing they were pawned, and she thought to have released them in the morn- ing— that her husband and her children were in the room ; on being asked why her husband was not in attendance to give evidence, she stat- ed he was gone to the country to get some pota- toes ; she had visited the prisoner every day in gaol ( she did so in gratitude to him for the kind attention he had paid herself and children, in go- ing to Liverpool in the packet last summer. She underwent a long and strict examination with very little variation : one part of her state- ment was contradicted by Major Wells upon oath — she had stated that on the Tuesday before, when the prisoner had been brought to the Court, she had not spoke to him, but only nodded to him. The Major swore, that on that day they were in close conversation from the Court House to the gaol, so much so, that he had ordered the corporal of the guard to endeavour to hear what amination of his books, the pledging of some shirts bf the last witness, but dates and sums went rather to invalidate than corroborate the tesrimonv of Mrs. Flanagan. Elizabeth Corley, the first witness was called at the request of the Juror, and was asked whe- ther if the robber had not a mark on his cheek and wanted the fingers, would she have known him ? She answered she would. The question was solemnly put to her by the Court, was the prisoner the man ? She swore he was the man. Mr. Bethel then addressed the Court, and beg- ged to be allowed to ask tiis own witness the same questions ; he said he lamented being de- prived in his defence of the assistance and abili- ties of the two legal gentlemen who were sitting bv him ( Counsellors Ball and Mac Nal'iy) ; but although they were not with him, yet he had b- en much obliged by some suggestions which they had kindly furnished him with ; he again la- mented his being alone, and consequently so of- ten obliged to trouble the Court; but he trusted, if he got as positive and unequivocal answers from his two witnesses, whose characters and evidence were unimpeached, it would have a weight on the minds of the Jury in favour of his client, two to one. Both Mr. Mac Nally and Mr. Ball declared that they could not have given any further assist- ance, more than what the very able defenceand luminous examination of Mr. Bethel had elicited. Alice Flanagan and Bridget Maguire were again called, and then swore in the most solemn and positive manner to the prisoner's being in their company on the night of the robbery, and never quitted the room until nine in the morning. Mr. Serjeant Moore then charged the Jury at great length ; he began by saving, that in the whole course of his legal knowledge, he had never witnessed a trial where the prisoner had the bene- fit of such cool, deliberate, and impartial inquiry, where he received the length of time taken both in the cross- examination of all the witnesses, and by the delay occurred by sending for the Pawn- broker— with the strift attention paid by the Jury, he must say, it was the fairest trial he ever saw conduced ; he must compliment the Jury, the Bench of Magistrates, and the Learr. L- d Counsel, for their unwearried attention, and he should take some praise to himself also ; as to the Counsel for the prisoner, Mr. Bethel, he need not have wished for any assistance, as his assiduity and attention to the interest of his client, was urged with an ability and caution that could not be surpassed ; from the length of time which occurred from the beginning of the trial, he should think it his duty to recapitulate the evidence, which he should read from his notes, being most likely fuller than theirs, however, should he have omitted any pirt which some of the Jury might have, they would add it His Lordship then detailed the evidence in full, commenting on each circumstance as he went along; he particularly temarked on the transac- tion of the taking of the prisoner, the fire arms; and the finding of the stolen goods in his room. The Jury retired but a short time, when they brought in their verdift— Guilty— Death. Notice to Distillers and other Dealers in Spirits. The Commissioners of Inland Excise and Taxes in Ireland, hereby give Notice, that by an A& 52d Geo. III. chap. 4tj, passed on the 5th day of May instant, ail additional duty of 2s. GJ. British, per Gallon, is imposed upon all Spirits made in Great Britain or Ireland from Corn or Grain malted or unmalted, in stock on the 8' h of April, 1812, and that in order to serure said duties, every Distiller, Importer, Dealer, Seller, Retailer, Retftifier, and Compounder of Spirits, who, on the said 8th day of April, shall have had in his, her, or their possession, in anv warehouse ( wther than his Majesty's warehouses, or under his Majesty's locks), store- room, shop, cellar, vault, or other place, or in the custody, or possession j of any other person, for his, her, or their use, any such Spirits, liable to the additional duty, 3re required within 31 days after the slid ; 5' h day of May instant, to deliver at tha Office of the Collector of Excise of the Distriift in which said Spirits shall have been on said 8th day of April, a just, true, and particular account, in writing, of the quantity of all Spirits which on said day shall have been in the custody or possession of such Distiller, Importer, Dealer, Seller, Re- tailer, Re& ifier, Compounder, or other Person, in every such warehouse ( other than as aforesaid), storehouse, room, shop, cellar, vault, or other place, or in the custody or pos- session of any person for his, her, or their use, describing the places in which the same shall be, and the situation thereofjand every person delivering such account shall nlake oath, or, if a Quaker, a solemn affirmation, before a Chief Commissioner, or Sub- Commissioner of Excise, as to the truth of such ac- count, and every person, as aforesaid, neglecting to deliver; or'causing to be de ivered the accounts aforesaid, within the respective times aforesaid, and to make such oath or aflir- matisn, or delivering, or causing to be delivered, a false, or untrue account, forfeits One Hundred Pounds;— and all Spirits of which such account shall not he ddivered, and the vessels containing the same, shall be forfeited, and may be seized by any Officer of Customs or Excise : And, that every person chargeable wi'h the said additional duty, who shall remove any Spirits on which the same shall have been charged, without having paid the said duty, or in whose stock account there shall appear any decrease of such Spirits, without having obtained a permit or permits, for the re- moval of the quantity dtficient, forfeit the sum of £- 20, to- gether with a sum equal to double the amount of the said additional duty chargeable on the Spirits. The Commissioners further give notice, that the said ad- ditional duty ie not chargeable upon any person who shall not in the whole have had thirty gallons of Spirits in stock, custody, or possession, on said 8th of April, nor upon any Spirits which shall have been actually compounded before the said 8th of April; and the said penalty for a decrease not to he infli< 5led on any Retailer who shall satisfactorily prove that the same was wholly occasioned by the removal of Spirits out of his stock, in such small quantities as not to require a permit for the removal. And the Commissioners hereby require the several Distil- lers, and other persons aforesaid, chargeable with the said additional duty, to deliver their accounts forthwith, pur- suant te the provisions of the said A61, otherwise that they will be proceeded against for the penalties and forfeitures thereby imposed for default of so doing. By order of the Commissioners, GEORGE WALLER. Excise- Office, Dublin, May 14, 1812. N. B. The Traders upon application at the Colle& or's Office, will be furnished with the iorms of accounts above lluded to. MIS: OIA, LA\ TKORS. SECONB SIGHT—- Tf we are id cred't TH? fol- lowing relali > n, extrafleH ff- om a Scotch News- piper, this eitrartfdirtiJry qualification is nr> t yet extinfl arii'orig nwr northern brethren': — DUMFRIES, M/ ir 10— One dark and mysterious circumstance, conpe'fled with th£ assassination of the Prime Minister, we cannot omit to m" nt'on, as however strange and unaccountable it rn^ v ar-, pear, we can safely pledge our own credit, and v a are authorised likewise to pledge the credit of a much respected and bighfy judicious clerical frien:\ itt vouching for its truth. On the night of Sun ay the 10th inst. twenty- four hours before the fatal deed was perpetrated, a report was brought, it is not yec known from what quarter, to Biidckirk. a village about two miles from Ann* n, that . J£ r. Perceval , wat shot in his way to the HoU ' of Commons, at ' the ' door or' hi the lobby of that House! This most re- markable fafl, the whole of the inhabitants of th^ t village are ready to attest, as the report quickly spread, and became on Monday the universal topic of conversation. The Clergyman to whom we have alluded, and who allows us to m tke use of his name, is Mr. Yorstoun, Minister of Hjddom. This Gentleman, with a laudable zeal, went to the spot, and carefully investigated the rumour,, with the view of tracing it to its source, but has not liitherto been successful, although he has ob- tained the most satisfactory proof of its having existed at the time we have mentioned— Dumfriei and Galway Courier. UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO TAKEALUDDITF. — On Tuesday se'nnight, person suspected to be- long to this fraternity, was pursued by the peace- officers near Staley- bt idge. Being a collier, he- naturally retreated'to his underground hiding-' place, sliding for that purpose down the rope, hanging in the shaft of the pit. A guard of up- wards of 40 of the patrole, were mounted at the mouth of the pit, which was kept up by necessary changes till the following Friday, determined to starve the besieged to surrender, or confine him till death, On the night of Friday, however, a detachment of Gen. Ludd's army, consisting of more than 40 men, appeared, drove the besiegers from their post, gave a whistle, when the besieged, ascended the rope, and escaped to his deliverer^ A short time since, a shepherd, named Knigh- ton, at Woodhurst, Hants, was. found smothered under part of a hay- stack, which a sudden gust ' if wind had blown over him while sitting under it. A wealthy Jew, named Pinedo, who died lately at Amsterdam, made some singular and unprece- dented bequests. He left to each of the Christian churches in Amsterdam and at the Hague, 10,000 florins; to each of the orphan houses of those cities, the same sum ; a » d to each of his Christian neighbours who assisted at his funeral, 100 Dutch ducats; and to each Jew, 200 ditto. Last week, at Yarmouth, W. Hammond ( of Yarmouth), wherry- man, and his wife, playfully throwing potatoes at each other, one of ther. i hit heron the head, when > he, without anyrvil inten, tion, threw at him a clasp- knife, V: •-. ifoitu- nately penetrated through his libs it. .', heart, and caused almost immediate death. Coro- ner's Jury the next day brought in their verdict Manslaughter against! ' he wife, and she w. 43 com- mitted to take her trial. On Fiiday last was committed to' Bbc. nin ^ 0!, Wilii. im Bowden, labourer, for the jr-':; Jcit of his ' wife, by stabbing her in several places. Tt .. inhu- man wretch was in the act of bhrning the body with turf, when a neighbour calling at the door, and set- in ' him much agitated and cpnfused, insisted on going in, by which means this horrid deed was discovered, anil the perpetrator was apprehended. rORT OF BELFAST. N ( ice to Retailers of Spirituous L'tqUcrs. The Commissinners of Inland Excise and Taxes in . Ireland, hereby give Notice, that by the Adt of the 52d George the Third, chapter 46, the Ad of the 50th of the " King, chapter 46', and the Bounties thereby given to Retailers of Spirituous l. iquors, are repealed, trom the 25th of March last— but a saving is made for the payment and allowance of any Bounty to which such Retailers shall, under the provisions of the said A CI of the 50th of the King, he entitled for the quarter of they said," as It might lead'to'the apprehension'of thc>' ear e" di"? 011 the said 23[ h of March'or for Pre" ' _ . . ." rpfliiiu HHrtl- rer. some of his associates. Edward O'Hara, a Pawnbroker, who, with his books, had been sent for, proved, 011 the e^- cediug quarter. By Order of the Commissionors, GEORGE WALLER. Exriii- OVce, liutlin, May, 1812. Quantity of Gooffs on Bond, on Saturday the 23, f day of May, 1812. 90a Puncheons, 64 hogsheads Hum. 5 Pip s IHafidv. ): I6 Pipes, GR hogsheads Portugal Wine. 25 Pipe*, IS hints, a quartet casks Spanish Red Wine. I Hogshead, 6qr. cask Spanish While Wme. 47 Pipes Teneriffe'Wine. C Pipes, 1 hosS^ ad Madeira Wine. 9 Hogsheads French Wine. 1978 Hogsheatis, \ sOi tietces,' 37(> batre'n Ihf. wo n » Mtij-. covadn Supar. 1RI Tons, « 8 bushels Rnck Salt. 16.451^ Httshels White 01 Bay Salt. 79s Hogsheads Tobacco. 8S1 Bags, SslS tierets, SSFL batrels Cuftee, 1 Pip » Oidiiiary O'ive Oil. BELFAST EXPORTS, For the Week ending the ' 21 st inst. Jamaica 21,456 yards I - inen— 70 barrels Beef— 980 bar- rels Pork— 5 hhd*. 19 casks Hams— 798 boxes Soap 225 box- s Candles— 130 firkins Butter— 50 kegs Lard— 8 barrels Tongues, & c. I. ondon.— 191,315 yards Linen— 1' 615 bales, 27 hhds. Bacon — 118 firkins Butter— 20 barrels Ashes Liverpool 497,3S0 yards Linen— 127 bales Bacon— 15 bales Flax— 55 tierces, 22 barrels Beef— 60 bundles Calf Skins— 65 barrels Pork— 11 casks Hams— 90 fnkins Bur. ter— 50 bags Flour— 1 bale Old and New Drapery— 1 bale Cotton Yarn— and 67 tons O. itmeal, Bristol.— 131,825 yards Linen— 50 barrels Park— 35 bund- les Calf Skins— 10 hhds. Hams, & c. Glasgow.— 9201 yards Linert— 3 baler Linen. Yarn— S ® bales Bacon— 85 bales Flux— 38 tons Vitriol Waste— IS bottles Salrs, & c. Dublin.— 25 tons Logwood— 10 puncheons Rum— 334 bar- rels Turpentine Derry.— 20 tons Teneriffe, 10 bales Alicante Barilla— 91 casks Soap— 6 ca- ks Logwood— 5 casks Salts— 22 Mahogany— 8 puncheons Whiskey. For the Week ending the 28ih May. ' Newfoundland— 5233 yards Linen—- 1100 barrels Pork— 8 harrels Beef— 10 casks Hams— 48 tasks Lime— 50 ham. pers Porter— 180 bags Br<- ad— 18 firkins Burter. Antigua— S966 yards Linen— 410 barrels Pork— 10 barrel* Beef— 18 casks Hams— 83 barrels Lime— 230 boxes Can- dles— 350 boxes Soap— 1962 yards Irish Canvas— 1 pun- cheon Rum— 11 boxes Linen Thread— 2 cases Leaihei—. 10 barrels Porlt— 20 tons Bar- Iron. Lisbon— 4- 186 yards Linen— 57 casks Hams— 234 barrel* Pork— 10 barrels Beef— 103 kegs Tongues— 40 firkin* Butter— 38 hampers Cheese— 165 dozen Bottled Porter — 8 cases Writing Paper. Jamaica— 608 barrels Pork— 500 barrels Beef— 105 cask* Tongues— 19 hhds. Hams— 44 baskets Cheese— 36 firkin* Butter— 1956 yards Irish Sail- cloth. Cadiz— 20 boxes Tin— 4 casks 2 boxes hardware— 42 bar-, rels Sugar— 1 hhd. Rufn— 25 barrels Beef— 25 barrel* Pork— 3 casks Hams— 17 kegs Tongues— 35 firkins But. ter— IOC barrels Cared Herrings. Londonderry— 17 puncheons Whiskey. IVtAly Shipping and Cvmtnerciul List. BELFAST: Printed and Published by DKUUMOND ANOIISOR.
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