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Belfast Commercial Chronicle

15/07/1812

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Date of Article: 15/07/1812
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K 0 M T> E Tv 1,159 ] WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1S12. [ price 5d. J% r •& W R Y. ' wgj- imrgae REAL SPANISH RED WINE. BENNIS CAULFIELD hourly expeSs the arrival of the Nt- wry, Capt. Losit, diretf from ALJCANT, with 200 Pipes, . 50 Hogsheads, and 100 Quarter- Casks, ' Which he counts on to be OIJ Rich High- flavoured WINE, and on arrival, he will sell same by Auction, without re- serve, of which due Notice will be given, with long credits. 44g) NEWRY, June 1G, 1812. OATMEAL, KELP, ANDREW AIKEN is now Landing, and J& l has on Sale, 60 Tons « / Oatmeal, of excellent Quality, SO Ditto Gal way Kelp, 550 Ban els New Tori and Boston Pot Ashes, First Brand, SO Hhds. Virginia Tobaeea, weVfhivoured, and very wrappery, 18,000 Barrel Staves, A Quantity of American Oak and Pine limber, Pine Plank, bV. NEWRY, July 2, 1812. ( 550 FOR NEW- YORK, • JL ® THE AMERICAN SHIP 4 DESDEMONA, C APT AIM SHEPHERD, tfiftuSfnink A Substantial, fine Ship, of about 400 Tons Burthen, now at LEITH, 3PD shortly expelled at WARRIN- roiNT.— For Freight or Passage, apply to ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRY, 12th June, 1812. ( 400 Amicable Annuity Company of Newry • m/ If F. ET at Mrs KF. AN'S Tavern, in Water street, on J3. JL WEDNESDAY, the 5th day of Augu- t next, at the hour of TWELVE o'Clock. to transaCt the Business of the Company, and afterwards Din*? together. Such Persons as are desirous of becoming Members, are requested to apply to the Register Fourteen days previous i to, and appear at the Meeting, otherwise they cannot be balloted for. JAMES SPENCE, Register. ' NEWRY, July 6, 1812. ( 585 PORTADOWN MARKET. nr'HE PUBLIC are hereby informed, that tire - 1 MARKET of this Town, which has been of late held on MONDAYS, will, from and after the 18th day of July, be held on SATURDAYS, agreeable to the origin 1 patent; to commence on SATURDAY the 18th day of July, when there will be a Market for the Salt? of all descrptions of LAWNS, LINENS, & c. The above change has taken place at the suggestion and by th » advice df the principal Merchants, Manufactu- ers, and others, concerned in the Linen 1 rade; to whom the local advantages of this Town, and ts peculiar fitness of situation for Markets of any kind, have been long apparent, being in the centre of the best m> rufactuving district in the k ngdom, at a convenient distance from the homes of the principal Buyers, and famous for the goodness of acconimodat'on it affords for man and beast.— On the same day will be opened at the Crane, a Market for the Sale of Butter, which will be equally well worth the attention of those concerned. The MONTHLY FAIR for the Sale of BLACK CAT- TLE, HORSES, 8cc. win, from and after the above day, be held on the Third SATURDAY, in each Month, in- stead of MONDAY, as hitherto. 53C>) PORTADOWN, July 1, 1812. COUNTY OF DOWN. FEE SIMPLE ESTATE TO BE SOLD, TTpUETE from all Incumbrances, the Title under an A& of Jt Parliament. The Townlands of LOUGHORN, SHIN, an 4 LISNA- KEE, containing above 760 Irish Acres, within a Ring Fence, and situated within four miles of Newry. Ptopos ils may be made for these Townlands together, oi for any of them separa.- eiy, to THOMAS GKEUR, Newry; of to GEORGE CROSIER, Dominick- street, Dublin. ( 444 F TO BE SET OR SOLD, 1RANKVILLE LODGE, near Dowtipatrjck— Apply ' to RICHARD KEOWM, No. 1, Donrinick- street, in Term, and at Downpatrick, in Vacation. ( 72 COUNTY OF ANTRIM. A FEE- FARM ESTATE TO BE SOLD. Tit [. ANDS of NOrALLY and WHITEHALL, hetd in Fee,' exonerated from Chief- Rent, and most desirably situated close by th* 1 own of Bullyeastle. THIS Estate contains upwards of 350 Acres Cunning- ham, and is set upon old Leases for Years and Lives, at very low rents, producing not quite ^ 200- a- year, but will erierease very largely at the expiration of the leases.— Some of the lives have dropped, and the years have nearlr expired. Rent- Rolls, and all other necessary information, may bo had by applying to STEWART and MACARTENAV, Esqrs. Marlbro'- street, Dublin; THOS. L. Jriw* « f, Esq. Bel- fast: or ALEXANOER M'NEILL, of Ballycastle, who will also receive proposals; and when the value is offersd, the purchaser will be declared WM. SCOTT, one of the Tenants, will shew the Lands. June 26, 1M2. ( 527 MI LIT A R Y PROM OTI () N S. FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE. WAR- OFFICE, JULY 7. TO BE LET, And Possession given the first day of October next, HI 1HAT n- wly- ere^ ed MILL and KILN, in the Town- f land of Drumgooland and Parish of Loughinisland, and County of Down, by the late MATHSW FOR > E, Esq.— The Mill is well- supplied with Water, and a second pair of Stones for grinding Flour, with Dressing Machinery, & c. & c. There are Ten Townlands will be bound to said Mill, and about Ten Acres of good Land. For further particulars, apply to Mr ROBERT BROWN, Agent, who will receive Proposal* until 1st September next. 536) SKAEORD, June 30, 1812. YOUNG SWINDLER TI/ ITILI. Cover Mares this Season, at the MARQUIS of V V DowNSHiRE'sStables, HILLSBOROBOH: Bred Mares, Four Guineas, all others, Two Guineas; Haif a- Guinea to the Groom He was got by Swindler, dam by Tugg, grand- dtun Harmony, by Eclipse, grat- grand- dam Miss Spindle- shanks, by Omar, Sterling, Godolphin, Arabian, Stannion, Arabian, Pelham Barb, Spot, Wbite- legged, Lowther Barb, Old Vintner Mare, & c.— He was a famous true Racer; for hi3 performances, vide Hook Calendar, of 1808,9,10, and 11 Good Grass for Mares, at 1/. Id. per night, and all ex- fences ta be paid before the Mares are removed ( 921 7th Regiment of Dragoon Guards— James Fawcett, Gent. to be Cornet, without purchase. Sd Regiment of Dragoons— Lieutenant- Col. Lord , Charl? s Manners, from the 23d Light Dragoons, to be Lieute- nant- Colonel, vice Mtmdy, appointed to the 21 Foot. 12th Regiment of Ught Dragoons— Charles Frost, Gent, to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Penfo'd, promoted. 18th Ditto— Cornet Daniel T. Curtis, from the IS: h Light Dragoons, to be Corner., vice D'Arcy, promoted in the 47th Foot. 23d Ditto — Lieutenant- Colonel Lord Robert Manners, from the 2d Foot, to be Lieutenant- Colonel, vice Lord ( Jharlts Manners, appointed ts the S i Dragoons. £ d Regiment of Foot— Colonel G. Iiasil Mundy, from the j 3d Dragoons, to be Lieutenant- Colonel, vice Lord Charles Manners, appointed to the 2.1d Light Dragoons 3d Ditto— Lieutenant. Robert E. Broughton, from the Sth Foot, to be Captain of a Company, by porchaee, vice Still, who retires. 5th Ditto— Lieuterint Julin M'Pherson to be Captajn. of a Company, without purchase, vice Hamilton, promoted. Ensign Robert Wallace to be Lieu enant, v ce M'Pherson. 7th Ditto— Captain Mathew Ford, from the 70th Foot, to be Captain of a Company, vice Drawat r, who exchanges. Sth Ditto— Captain W. H. Davis, from the 47th Foot, to be Captain of a Company, vice Sail, who exchanges. 23d Ditto— Neville Cuttance, Gent, to be Second Lieute- nant, by purchase, vice Holmes, promoted Hospital- Mate Thomas Smith, to be Assistant- Surgeon, vice Barr, promoted. 26th Ditto— Ensign and Adjutant Michael Pointon to have the rank of Lieutenant. 27th Ditto— Lieutenant John Ovens, from the Fermanagh Militia, to b° Ensign, without purchase. S4th Ditto— Ensign John Shaw to he Lieutenant, without purchase, vice Gregory, promoted in the 59' th Foot. To be Ensigns, without'purchase, Lieut. Thomas L. Whitaker, from the East York Militia. Ensign John Normin, from ditto. 43d Ditto— Lieutenant Robert Barham, from the East Suf- folk Militia, to be Ensign, without purchase 47th Ditto— Captain William Sail, from the 8th Foot, to he Captain of a CompanJ, vice Davis, wlio exchanges. 50th Ditto— Lieutenant Arthur Brawn, from the 3,1 Gar- rison Battalion, to be Lieutenant, vice Jauncey, who ex- changes. 58th Ditto— Charles Alexander M'Donald, Gent, to be En- sign, by purchase, vice Cranse, promoted 61st Ditto— Ensign Andrew Conuell to be Adjutant, vice Drewe, promoted in 73d Foot. Gentleman Cadet William Cartwrighr, from the Royal Mi- litary College, to be Ensign, without purchase. S9t. h Ditto— Ensign L, G. Finn to be Lieutenant, by pur- chase, vice Coppinger, who retires 70th Ditto— Capt. A. C. Drawater, from the 7th Foot, to" he Captain of a Company, vice Ford, who exchanges. 73d Ditto— Hospital- Mate John Riach to be Assistant Sur- geon, vice Elmore, appointed to the 5th Dragoon Guards. 78th Ditto— Ensign John Chisholm to be Lieutenant, with - out purchase, vice M'Gregor, promoted. John Smith, Cent, to be Ensign, vice Chisholm. 79th Ditto—'.' apt. James Campbell, from the 91st Foot, to he Caotain of a Company, vice M'Gregor, who exchanges. 81st Ditto— Captain Robert C. Lang, to be Major, by pur- chase, vice Audrews, who retires. Lieutenant George Pearson to be Captain of a Company, \ by purchase, vice Lang, 83d Ditto— Lieut, Simon Macken, from the Meath Militia, to be Emig>, without purchase. 85th Ditto— Captain George Browne, from the S. l Garri- rison Battalion, to be Captain of a Company, vice Nash deceased. 87th Ditto— Lieut. Edward Fitzgerald to be Captain of a Company, without purchase, vice Mackay placed upon half pay. 91st Ditto— Captain Hugh M'Gregor, from the 79th Foot, j to be Capt' of a £ omp , ny, vice Campbell, who exchanges. 101st Ditto— Ensign Robert Mont, Hamilton, from the 26th Foot, to be Lieut by purchase. 1st CeylonRegiment— Lieut. Roger Frederick, from the 43d Foot, to be Captain ef a Company, without purchase, vice ; Barry, promoted in the Bourbou Regt. 3d Garrison Battalion— Lieut. Thomas Eraser, from the Sth Foot, to be Captain uf a Company, vice Bronrn, appoint- ed to the 85th Foot. LieUt. Henry F. Jauncey, from the 50th Foot, to be Lieut. vice Brown, who exchanges, 4th Royal Veteran Battalion— Ensign Robert M'Montsey to be Quarter- Master, vice Alexander, deceased. 5th Ditto— Ensign Miles Kewin to be Quarter- Master, vice Morton, place ] oil the Retired List 6.; h Ditto— Lieut. Robert M'Alpin, from the 12th Royal Veteran Battalion, to be Lieut, vice Roy, placed on the Retired List. Royal Staff Corps. To be Lieutenants, without purchase— Ensign Edward Boyd' Ensign James Horton. The King's German Legion. 2d Battalion of Light Inlantry— To be Ensigns—\. Roeli, Gent, vice Egmont, promoted; J. Tutleke, Gent, vice Birdermann, promoted. 4th Battalion of the Line— Paymaster- Serjeant Win. Lewis de la Earque, from the 3d Light Dragoons, to be Ensign, vice Graeffe, promoted. . 7th Ditto— Ensign F. Leopold, from the Duke of Brunswick Oels' Light Infantry, to be Ensign, viae Bachelle, pro- moted; Ensign Blottniz, from the Duke of Bruns- wick Oels' Light Infantry, to be Eirsigu, vice Poten, pro- moted. Garrison Company— Serjeant Rumann, from the 1st Light Battalion, to be Ensign, vice Berne, appointed to the 6th Battalion of the Line. The Duke of York's Greek Light . Infantry Regiment. B, Wimova, to be Lieutenant, with temporary rank. Bourbon Regiment. Ensign Thomas Gordon, from the 25th Foot, to be Lieute- nant, without purchase, HOSPITAL STAFF. To be Hospital- Mates for General Service. Hugh Mulholland, Gent, vice Bolton, promoted. John Richardson, Gent, vice Smith, promoted. Warrant Hospital- Mate Colin Sievewright. Warrant Hospital- Mate Thomas Lewis. MEMORANDUM. The following Appointments, as stated in the Gazettes of the 25th June, 1811, and 13th ult. have not taken place, viz. J, Henderson, Gent, to be Ens'gn in the Sd Foot. Fowler Price, Gent, to be ditto in the 48th ditto. The undermentioned Officers are superseded. Quarter- Master Murray, of the 15th Foot. Ensign R. Dixon, of the 71st Foot. Lieutenant and Adjutant Jeffree, of the Cth West Regiment. OFFICE OF ORDNANCE— JOLT 1, 1812. Royal Regiment of Artillery. Second Lieutenant Alexander Ramsay to be First Lieutenant, vice Hamnv. nd, resigned. Dated June 15, 1S12. Corp* of Royal Engineers. Second Captain G. J. Harding to be Captain, vice Squire, deceased. Dated May 25, 1812. First Lieutenant John N. Wells to be Second Captain, vice Harding. Dated as above. F .4 iRiLT A M EN T. HOUSE OF COMMONS— TUESDAY, JULY 7. THE CASB OF WALTER HALT, Mr. TIGHE, adverting to the case of Walter Hall, tried and convicted in Dublin of the mnr- der of a man, and since pardoned, wished to { enow whether the respite was in writing and signed bt | the Lord Lieutenant. He did not intend to have put his question in a peremptory manner, but in as clear a manner as words would allow. As be was no lawyer, however, and did not understand the distinction between a respite and a reprieve, ' he conceived his question founded in reason. ' When he moved for copies of ' fie Reprieve and ! Pardon, he certainly meant, that all the Papers in I any way connected with Hall's case should be laid ' before the House, He now besrged to ask, j whether the respite wis given in writing or not ? Mr. POLE said, the fads of the case were simply these— on the day of the trial after Hall was convicted, the Jiid. ee who tried him wrote to the Under Secretary of Stare, informing him of the doubts which existed on his mind, and requesting that a respite might be granted. A re- spite was accordingly sent, and he presumed that it was in writing, because that was the regular mode, but he could not speak with absolute cer- tainty, being at that time in England attending his Parliamentary duties. He could not speak technically upon the subjeCt, but the faCt was, that a respite was sent, in compliance with the wish of the Judge. Such was the information which he had obtained upon the subjeCt, for when the H;, n. Gntleman first introduced the subjeCt, he really knew nothing of that transaction ; at least all the information he then had was from some anony- rrnus letters which he had received, threatening him with assassination, in consequence of Hall being pardoned. He had shewn the Hon. Gen- tleman all the paperi which he had received upon the subject, from which it apprired that this min had been reprieved in consequence of the repre' setvation of the Judges who tried him, and that he had been sent to Botany Bay. If the Hon. Member wanted any other papers, of course he was at liberty to m « ve for them ; but he contend- ed that the order of the House had been strictly complied with by the production of the papers then on the table. If the Hon. Gentleman wish- ed to shirk the question, and to put it off till next Session, he had no objection, except that it kapt this subjeCt in agitation, which he considered as highly unfair to the Government of Ireland, whose condttft h'- rd been attacked. He wished the Hon. Gentleman would stare to the House, how, in his opinion, the Lord Lieutenant could execute jus- tice in meicy, if he did not attend to the repre- sentations of Judges by whom criminals were tried? He wished he would state distinctly to whom or for what he attributed any blame in this transaction, for at present he really was at a loss to ascertain the objeCt which the Hon. Gentleman had in view. This case had been grossly misre- presented in Ireland, at public meetings held for very different purposes. It had been said that this man had received a free pardon because he was an Orangeman, and that he had even received a regard for what he had done. This calumny had been boldly stated in Dublin, and even the Hon. Gentlemen, when he first introduced the subjeCt, thought that Hall had received a free par- don, and that, he was at large. He ( Mr. Pole) received two letters, threatening him with assa - , i- nation because Hall was not executed ; that, how- ever, was of no importance; but it was no light matter to have the conduCt of Government falsely arraigned in the public prints and at public meet- ings, on the ground that justice was nut duly ad- ministered. Now what were the real fads of the case upon which these unfounded charges were preferred ? After the trial and conviction of Hall, the Judge before whom he was tried, Sir C. Os- borne, wrote the following letter to the Under Se- cretary of State:— " DEAR SIR— There was a mnn of the name of Walter Hall convicted yesterday of the murder kA a boy in Aungier- strcet, and sentenced, as the law requires, to be executed to- morrow. There was something in the investigation ( though it made no part of his defence) that pressed on my Hlind the idea of at least temporary insanity in the man. There w. is no assignable motive for his act; and the man had the character of an in- offensive and peaceable person in every other transaction. He was not in a state of such in- toxication as to leave him ignorant of what he was doing ; and afcer being taken into custody, his conduct had all the character of madness, composedly glorying in the deed, and vaunting of hundreds of Rebels he had destroyed and 1" would destroy. There was no attempt at evi- dence to support, and therefore nothing to war- " rant me in putting an issue of insanity to the Jury ; it was only a feeling of my own mind, and the Jury found him guilty of a murder ( indepen- dent of that consideration) of the deepest charac- ter. The notion that during the trial was work, ing in my mind, I find in a good measure con- firrrled by some information received siace by Baron M'Clelland, who sat with me at the trial; he has been informed, and from a source that he can rely on, that this unfortunate man is afflicted in a most extraordinary way by even the least ex- cess in drinking, arising from wounds received in the head about two years ago, and his violence always assumes the same character of extravagant loyalty, as it is called, and extravagant motions of Rebellion and Rebels. There can be no doubt, from what I have stated, but that he is a very dangerous man ; but if his violence arises, as I think, from the misfortune I have alluded to, it appears to me that he is not a subject for the pun- ishment that awaits. I therefore submit to his Grace's consideration the propriety of sending a respit at least, this day, as he is ordered for exe- cution to- morrow.— I am, & c. ( J I « CHARLES OSBORNE." In consequence of this letter a resn'tie was im- mediately granted, and before the 25th, the faCts referred to in the above letter being investigated and corroborated, and the man having received an excellent character from the most respectable quarters ( among others, from Mr. George Ogle) the Lord Lieutenant felt it to be his duty to par- don him, on condition c> S his being transported for life to Botany Bay, and an intimation was sent out, of the infirmity to which he was liable. These were the faCtts of the case, and he wished again t » ask, did the Hon. Gent, mean to arraign the cdnduCt of the Lord Lieutenant, because he admi- nistered justice in mercy, because he attended to to representations of the two Judges who presid- ed in Court when this ram was tried ? Did he think that, after that recommendation, the man ought to have been hanged ? If the Hon. Gentle- man meant that, instead of being transported, he ought to have been shut up for life, that might be a question admitting of doubt ; but that the Lord Lieutenant was bound to attend to the re- commendation of the J'idges, was a point upon which he could not suppose it possible for a differ- ence of opinion to exist. Did the Honourable Gentleman mean to criminate the Judges f,> r the opinion they had given upon this occasion ? If he did, lie wished he should say so, and come to the merits of the case at once, and not put it off till next Session, upon a motion for a paper which could have no bearing whatever upon the faCts of the case. Mr. WHITBREAD observed, that he also had ceived threatening letters of assassination, should he oppose the Right Honorable Gentleman ( Mr. Pole) ; so that both stood in a perilous situation, yet neither would shrink from their duty. He was disposed to impute blame to the Irish Government in their conduct, because a pardon granted upon such terms would equally apply to all cases of murder. With respeCt to the observation of one of the Judges,—' « that H ill had murdered the man in an extravagant fit of loyalty," that would servi as an excuse for every species of loyal mur- der. If he thought Hall insane, why did he re- commend that he should be sent upon'foreign ser- vice ? There he would get plenty of spirits, which would increase his disorder, and he might shoot his comrades. v Lord CASTLEREAGH regretted, that his H on. Friend should call for a paper which must interpose as a bar to his motion for the present Session. The question was, whether or not the Lord Lieutenant had not aCted correCtly and mercifully, in attending to the recommendation of the Judges, and iu not ordering the execution of the sentence of the law ? Sir F. BURDETT agreed with the Noble Lord, that the House was not the proper tribunal to try the cause over again; but he thought the conduct o£ the Judges on the occasion demanded investigation, and he knew the public was indebted to the Hon. Gentleman for bringing so important and constitutional a question before the House. Mr. W. FITZGERALD condemned the mo- tion, as charging the Government of Ireland with a gross breach of duty. He observed, that one of the leading orators in Dublin had characterized the conduct of that Government with infamy Under such a charge, was it fair to wait for such a paper as that moved for? Mr. R. MARTIN was of opinion that the Go- vernment, as a matter of course was bound to at- tend to the recommendation of the Judges; at the same time, he could not help thinking that their conduCi was most absurd, for if the man was in- sane, then he was not guilty of any crime, and ought to have received a free pardon. Mr. TIGHE declared, that when he originally gave notice on this subject, it was with an inten- tion of discussing it fully on the present occasion. Nothing could be further f om his mind, than the wish to shirk from the investigation, which had been imputed to him. He readily admitted, that if bl ime attached to any one, it was to the Judges from whom the recommendation io mercy pro- ceeded, and not to the Lord Lieutenant, who had very properly ' istened to that recommendation.-— As to Hall, he pledged himself to bring evidence to prove malice propense on his part— to prove that when cleaning his musket on the morning of the murder, he declared that he would shoot some Papist. There could be little doubt that Hall was confident of impunity, because a num- ber of other atrocious deeds of blood, of a, similar nature, had passed unpunished. Not long before a lury had returned a verdict of acquittal in a case where a Protestant yeoman had shot a Ca- tholic, and persisted in that verdict, although they were sent back to reconsider it by the Learn- ed Judge ( Osborne). This was not an insulated case. He had brought it forward as symptomatic of the administration of criminal justice in Ire- land ; and he trusted that in the next Session, the House would institute an inquiry into the admi- nistration of criminal justice in Ireland, since the Union. The Irish expected that impartiality in the United Parliament, which they had in vain looked for in a local Legislature. The motion was then agreed to.. INTERESTING. CORRESPONDENCE LAID BE- FORE CONGRESS. The Treaty between Russia and the Porte is said to have been signed at Bucharest, or JHSSV, on ihe 10th ult. A copy of the Treaty has not yet been received, but it is reported that the sig- nature of the Treaty was accelerated by an offer from the Russian Government to relinquish their principal demands, if the Porte would en er into a defensive alliance with Russia, and furnish a certain military force in case of Austria taking part with France against Russia. Ta this the Porte consented, and the Treaty was signed. The Pruth is to be the boundary between the two Powers. This would, of course, leave all Bessa- rabia and part of Moldavia in the hands of Russia. Other accounts stare, that the Prut! i is only to be the boundary till another Treaty is concluded— Servia and Wa Taciiia are, it is iaid, to be erefted into Republic!,. TO THE SENATG AND FT'HJSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES. I transmit, for the inform trim of Congre*- Copies of a Correspondence of the Minister Pleni- potentiary, of Great, Britain, with the Secretary of State! June 4, 1812. JAMES MADISOK. MR. FOSTER TO MR MONROE. Washington, May SO, 1812. SIR— Notwithstanding the discouraging nature of the conversation which I had the honour to have with you a few days since at your office, und the circumstance of your continued silence, in re- gard to two letters from me, furnishing addition- al proof of the existence of the French- decrees} nevertheless, there does now appear such clear and convincing evidence in the report of the Duke of Bassano, dated the 10th of M irch of tha present year, of those decrees haying not only never been rescinded, but of their being recently extended and aggravated in the republication of them contained in that instrument, that I cannot but imagine it will seem most important to the President, that it should be communicated to - Congress without delay, in the present interesting crisis of their deliberations ; and, therefore, has- ten to fulfil the instructions of my Government, in laying before the Goverr. ment of the United States, the enclosed Monitcur of the 16th of last March ; in which is contained that report, as it was made to the ruler of France, and communi- cated to the Conservative Senate. This report confirms, if any thing were wanting to confirm, in the most unequivocal manner, the repeated assertions of Great Britain, that the Ber- lin and Milan decrees have never been revoked, however some partial and insidious relaxations of them may have been made in a few instances, as an encouragement to America to adopt a system beneficial to France and injurious to Great Britain, while the conditions on which alone it has been de- clared, that those decrees will ever be revoked, are here explained and amplified in a manner, to le ve us no hope of Bonaparte having a disposition t » renounce the system of injustice which he has pur- sued, so as to make it possible for Great Britain to grve up the defensive measures she has been obliged to resort to. I need not remind you, Sir, how often it has in vain been urged by Great Britain, that a copy of the instrument should be produced by which the decrees of Bonaparte were said to be repealed j and how much it has been desired that America should explicitly state, that she did not adopt the conditions on which the repeal was offered. It is now manifest that there was never more than a conditional offer of repeal made by Franre, which we had a right to complain that America should have asked us to recognise as absolute, and which, if accepted in its extent by America, would only have formed fresh matter of complaint, and a new ground for declining her demands. America must feel that it is impossible for Great Britain to rescind her Orders in Council whilst the French Decrees are officially declared to remain ip force against all nations not subscrib- ing to the new maritime code promulgated in their decrees, and also without something more explicit on the part of America with regard to her understanding as to the conditions annexed by France to the repeal of these decrees. For, after what has passed, unless a full and satisfactory ex- planation be made on both these points, Great Britain cannot relinquish her retaliatory system against France, without irtiolying her consent to the admissibility of the conditions in question; These observations, will, I^ m sure, appear suf- ficiently obvious to you, Sir, on perusing the in- closed paper. It will be at once acknowledged; that this pa- per is a republication of the Berlin and Milan de- crees in a more aggravated form, accompanied as it is with an extension of all the obnoxious doc. irines which attend those decrees, inflamed by a declaration that Bonaparte has annexed to France every independent state in his neighbourhood which had eluded them ; and that he was pro- ceeding against all other maritime ports of Eu- rope, on the, pretence that his system could not be permanent or complete, so long as they retain- ed their liberty with regard to it. The outrageous principle here avowed, connects itself obviously with the proposition too rtiuch countenanced by America, that the continental system of Bonaparte, as far as it operates to the confiscation of neutral property on shore, on the ground of such property being British produce or manufacture, is a mere principal regulation which neutral or belligerent nations have no right to resent, because it does not violate any principle of the law of nations. It is unnecessary to recur to the various arguments by which it has been shewn that this system does not partake of the character of municipal regulation, which neutral or belligerent nations have no righc to resent, be- cause it does not violate any prfndip'ie of the law of nations; but that it is a mere war measure directed with the most hostile spirit against Great Britain ; and* in order to extend this system on the principle of municipal regulation, all the rights of independent neutral nations are to be violated, their territories to be seized without any other cause ot war whatever, but that they may be in- corporated with the French nation ; and thence becoming subject to her rights of dominion, re- ceive ihe continental system as a municipal regu- lation of France ; and thus the mere possibility of non- compliance with the whole of the system is made the ground for the occupation or inva- sion, the incorporation or extension, of every State where the French( arms can reach. ( For continuation sk reemd page.) G'eat i CO MM ft'ltClA irvCijklt) NiCr;£. AMERICAN CORRESPONDENCE. ( In continuation from First Page.) Great Britain cannot believe that America will not feel a, just indignation at the full develope- ment ofsuch a system, which, indeed, Bonaparte has partially onened before, and has, in the in- stances of tbe Harseatic towns of Portugal, and other countries, carried into eomnlet" execution, lint whiph he ha* never completely unfolded in all its extent until the present moment ; and in what an insulting and preposterous shape does he now . attempt to bring forward, and promulgate this code, which h » is to force upon all nations? He assumes the . Treaty of Utrecht to be in force, and to- be a law binding upon all nations! Because it suits hie convenience, at this moment, when the n-> vy of France is driven from ' he ocean, to revive the doflrine of " free ships making free goods," he has recourse to a treaty no longer in force, in which such a stipulation M^ ted— a treaty which, by his own express refn4S(^ l Amiens, to renew anv of the ancient treaties, was not then revived » s even b; nding on Great Britain and France, be- tween whom alone as parties to it, and only while they were at peace with each o'he^, could it ever have had any V gal effeft : yet even this treaty is too narrow a basis for his present pretensions, since he cannot find . in it his rule for limiting maritime blockades to fortresses aftually invested, besieged, and likely to be taken ; no provision of any de- scription having been jnade in that treaty either for defining or regulating blockades. Surety at such an instant, America will not urge Great Britain to abandon or to soften any precau- tionary, any retaliatory rights against such a power. The Bri i b Government not only feels itself imr" riou » lr h^ und ro defend them, as they respefl Great Terrain, with all vigour, but to call lip' n every nation to resist such exorbitant pre tensions. tf G'eat B'itatn, at snch a moment, were to relax her Orders in Council against France, would not all o< h > r nations have reason to complain that the common cause was abandoned ? Amo- ica must feel . that Bonaparte is not afling, as, mdeed, he nevpr has afted, with any view of establishing principles of real freedom, with re- speft ' to navigation ; b'l'is merely endeavouring to cloak his determination, if possible, to ruin Great Br'fa in, by novel demands antf rejefted theori- s of maritime law ; and America must see, that Bonaparte's objeft is to exclude British com- merce frorn every coast and port of the Conti. rent ; and that in pursuit of this objeft, trampling on the rights of independent State's, he insultingly proclaims his inf ' n'ioo to effeft it by dire*! inva- sion of those Independent states, which he as in- sultingly terms a guarantee : thus making the most solemn and Sacred term in ' be hw of nations sy- nonymous with usurpation of territory and ex- tinftior of ind » pender- ce. America must see, that as'al! the states hitherto in hi « power have been seized on to guarantee - his. system, lie is now pro- ceedintr to destroy whatever remains of indepen- dence in oilier neutral states, to make that guaran tee complete. From his want of power to pass the Atlantic wirh his armies ( a want of power for which the Unied States are indebted to the naval superiority of Great Britain) his sys'em of a gua- ranteeing force may fail as to America ; but as he cannot hope to shut American ports against Great Brit . in by occupancy and invasion, he hopes to effeft hi ^ purposes by management and fraud, and to accomplish that by ins. idiaus relaxations, which lie cannot accomplish by power. Great B'i'ain, he feels, is only to be ruined by excluding her from every port in the w- uld ; he hopes, therefore, to shut every port in Europe by force, and every port in America by manage- ment ; h° pretends to conciliate America by ap- plause of her enndnft, and a rartial relaxation of his system in her favour. He accompanies the promise of repealing his decrees with conditions, which he trusts America will not disavow, and which he knows Great Britain must rejeft; know, ing at the same time that the relaxation of his decrees will be of little use to America, without a corresponding relaxation by Great Britain, he throws every obstacle agatns: concession to Ame- rica, by Grea' Britain, making her perseverance in her retaliatory system more than ever essential to her honour and existence. And surely it will : not escape the notice, or fail to excite the indigna. ; tion, of the American Government, that the Ruler ! of France, by taking the new ground now a. ssum- j ed, has retrained the concession which America j supposed him to have made. He has inconsist- ently and contemptuously withdrawn from her ! the ground upon which she has taken an hostile j attitude against Great Britain, since the repeal of ! our Orders in Council; and even the renunciation r) f our rights of blockade, would no longer snffice to obtain a repeal of the Berlin and Milan De- crees. His Majesty's Government cannot but hope that America, considering all the extravagant pretensions set forth by the Ruler of France in the Duke of Bassano's report, and at the same time the resolution to march his armies into all : States into the ports of which the English flag is admitted, will acknowledge, that this doctrine and resolution constitute a complete annihilation of neutrality, and that she is bound as a neutral state to disavow and resist them. Every state that acquiesces in this report, must act upon the principle, that neutral and enemy are to be con- sidered henceforward as the same in the language of the French law of nations ; and Great Britain has a right to consider that every nation who re- luses to admit her flag upon the principle assum- ed, admits and recognizes the doctrine of the report. I will not trouble you, Sir, with many obser- vations relative to the blockade of Ma/, 1806, as the legality of that blockade, assuming the block- ading force to have been sufficient to " enforce it, has latterly not been questioned by you. I will merely remark, that it was impossible Great Britain should receive otherwise than with the utmost jealousy the unexpected demand made by America for therepeal of the blockade as well as of" the Orders in Council, when it appeared to be made subsequent to, if not in consequence of, on6 of the conditions in Bonaparte's pretended repeal of his decrees, which' condition was our renouncing, what he calls " our new principles of blockade that the demand on the part of Ame- rica was additional and new, is sufficiently proved by a reference to. the overture of Mr. Pinknev, as well as from the terms on which Mr. Erskine had arranged the dispute with America relative to the Orders in Council. In that arraneemefit no thin? was brought forward with regard tf) this blockade. America would have been contented at that time without any reference to it. It cer- tainly is not more a grievance or an injustice now, than it was then. Why, then, is the renun- ciation of that blockade insisted upon now, if it was not necessary to insist nnon it then ? It is difficult to find any answer but by reference to subsequent communications between France and America, and a disposition in America to coun- tenance France in requiring the disavowal, of this blockade and the princir%>- upon which it rested, as the condition sine rjua nan of the repeal' of the Berlin and Milan decrees. It seems to have be- come an object with America, only because it was prescribed as a condition by France. - On this blockade and the principles and rights upon which it was founded, Bonaparte appears to rest the justification of all his measures for abolishing neutrality, and for the invasion of every state which is flot ready with him to wage a war of extermination against the commerce of Great Britain. America, therefore, no doubt, saw the neces- sity of demanding its renunciation, but she will now see that it is in reality vain either for Ameri- ca or Great Britain to expect an actual repeal of the French decrees until Great Britain renounces — first, the basis, viz. the blockade of 1806, on which Bonaparte has been pleased . to found them ; next, the right of retaliation as subsequently act- ed upon in the Orders in Council; further, till she is ready to receive the Treaty of Utrecht, inter- preted and applied by the Duke of Bassano's re- port as the universal law of nations ; and finally, till she abjure the principles of maritime law which support her established rights, is more than ever essentia' to her existence as a nation. Great Britain feels confident that America never can maintain or ultimately sanction such pretensions; and his Royal Highness the Prince Regent entertains the strongest hope, that this last proceeding of France will strip her measures of everv remnant of disguise, and that America in justice to what she owes to the law of nations and to her own honour as a neutral state, will in- stantly withdraw her countenance from the out- rageous system of the French Government, and cease to support by hostile measures against Bri- tish commerce the enormous fabric of usurpation and tyranny which France has endeavoured to exhibit to the world as the law of nations. Ameiica cannot now contend that the Orders in Council exceed in spirit of retaliation what is demanded by the Decrees, the principles, or the u= urpat: ons of Bonaparte. The United States Government must at last be convinced that the partial relaxations of those decrees in favour of America have t " n insidiously adopted by France for the mere purpose of inducing her to close her ports against Great Britain, which France cannot effeft herself bv force; ami she must admit, that if Great Britain were now to repeal her Orders in Council against France, it would, be gratuitously allowing to France the commerce of A merica, and all the benefits derivable from her flag as an addi- tional instrument for the annoyance of Great Bri- tain, and that a' a moment when every State is threatened with destruction, or really destroyed for merely supporting their own right to trade with Great Britain. I am commanded, Sir, to express, on the part of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, that while his Royal Highness entertains the most sincere de- sire to conciliate America, he yet can never con- cede that the blockade of May, 180fi, coftld justly be made the fou idation, as it avowedly has been, for the decrees of Bonaparte ; and farther, that the British Government must ever consider the principles on which that blockade rested ( accom- panied as it was, by an adequate blockading force) to have been sriftly consonant to the established law of nations, and a legitimate instance of the praftice which it recognises. Second, That Great Britain must continue to rejeft the other spurious doftrines promulgated by France in the Duke of Bassano's report, as bind- ing upon all nations. She cannot admit, as a true declaration of public law, that free ships make free goods ; nor the converse of that proposition, that enemy's ships destroy the charafter of neutral property in the cargo— she cannot consent by the adoption of such a principle to deliver absolutely the commerce of France from the pressure of the naval power of great Britain, and by the abuse of the neutral flag to allow her enemy to obtain, without the expence of sustaining a navy, for the trade and property of French snbjefts, a degree of freedom and security which even the commerce of her own subjefts cannot find under the protec- tion of the British navy. She cannot admit as a principle of public lajv, that a maritime blockade can alone be legally ap- plied to fortresses aftually invested by land as well as by sea, which is the plain meaning or conse- quence of the Duke of Bassano's definition. She csnnot admit as a principle of public law, that arms and military stores are alone contraband of war, and that ship- timber and naval stores are excluded from that description. Neither can she admit, without retaliation, that the mere aft of commercial intercourse with B. itish ports and sub- jefls should be made a crime in all nations, and that the armies and decrees of France should be direfled to enforce a principle so new and unheard of in war. Great Britain feels that to relinquish her just measures of self- defence and retaliation, would be to surrender the best means of her own preserva- tion and rights, and with them the rights of other nations, so long as France maintains and afls upon such principles. I am commanded to represent to the Govern- ment of America, that Great Britain feels herself entitled to expefi from them an unreserved and candid disclaimer of the rights of France to im- pose on her and on the world the maritime code which has been thus promulgated, and to the pe- nalties of which America is herself declared to be liaWe if she fa. iJs. to. submit herself to its exaftions. America cannot, for her own charafter, any longer temporize on this sobjefl, or delay coming to a distinft explanation with France as well as with Great Britain, if the wishes to clear herself from • he imputation of being an abettor of such in- justice. . A • erica, .- is > h » case nosy stance, has not a pre- tence for claiming from Gre. a Btitain a repeal of her Orders in Council. She must rec> l! eft that rhe B • itish Government never for a mom * nt coun- tenanced the idea thit the repeal of those Orders' could depend upon any oar'ial or conditional re- peal of the Decrees of France. What she always avowed washer reid: nessto rescind her Orders in Council as soon as Franco rescinded absolutely and unconditiona'ly her D. jcrt- es. She could not'. ertter into any other engagement without the grossest injustice to her. allies as uell as the neutral nations in general, much less could she do so. if any spe- cial exception was'to be granted by France. up, HI conditions utterly subversive of the. jaji) sj", ir. rp ut- ant and indisputable. maritime rights of the British Emp: re. .. . America has now a proceeding forced upon her by France, on which, without surrendering any of those principles which she may deem it neces- sary for her own honour and. security to maintain, she may separate herself from the viol- nee and injustice of the enemy. She owes not only'to her- self to do so; but she. is. entitled to resent that course of; conduct on the part of France which. is the only impediment to her obtaining whatthe de- sires at the hands of Great Britain, namely, the repeal of the Orders in Council. I am authorised to renew to- the A merican Go- vernment the assurance of his Royal Highness's anxious desire to meet the wishes of America up- on this point, whenever the conduct of the ene- my will justify him in so doing. Whilst America can persuade herself, how- ever erroneously, that the Berlin and Milan de- crees had been actually and totally repealed, and that the execution of the engagement made on that condition by the British Government had been declined, she. might deem it justifiable, as a consequence of such a persuasion, to treat the in- terer. t and commerce of France with preference and friendship, and those of Great Britain with hostility ; but this delusion is at an end. Ameri- ca'now finds the French decrees not only. in full force, but pointed with augmented hostility- against Great Britain. Will the Government of the TJni'ed States d eclare, that the measure now taken by France is that reppal of - the obnoxious decrees, which America expected would lead to the repeal of the British Orders in Council ? Will the American Government, unless upon the prin ciple of denying our retaliatory right of bio kade, under any imaginable circumstances, declare, that there is at this moment a ground upon which' the repeal of our Orders in Council can be pressed upon us ; or, that the repeal should now'be war- ranted upon any other ground than an express abJi cation of the right itself, which America weil knows, whatever may be our desire to conciliate, is a concession which the British Government cannot and will not make ? If this be true, for what purpose can she perse- vere in her hostile attitude towards Great Britain, and her friendly one towards France? Do the A me-- ricau Government really wish to aid France in her attempt to subjugate Grpat Britain ? Does America eipeft that Great Britain, contending against FraVice, will, at the instance of America, disarm herself, and suhmit'to the mercy of tbpop. ponent ? If both hese questions are answered in the nega'ive, upon what gronnd can she for a mo- ment longer continue rhe hostile measures against us ? The American nor,- intercourse aft was fram- ed upon the express principle of continuing in force against the power, whether France or Great Bri- tain, that should refuse to repeal irs resjjeflive laws, of which America thought herself entitled to com-. plain : but the repeal contemplated by that aft was a bona fide repeal, and not a repeal u nft^'- fi^ rt*. admissible condition : and America can never be justified in continuing to resent against us that failure of relief which is alone atfibuted to the in- sidious policy of the enemy, who has, for the pur- pose ot embarrassing the discussions, interwoven the question of the decrees, with the exaftion of a relinquishment of almost the whole system of our maritime law. It is not for the British Government to diftate to that of America what ought to- be the measure of her just indignsftion against the ruler of France, for having originated and persevered in a system of lawless violence, to the subversion of neutral rights, which being necessarily retaliated by Great Britain, has exposed America, with other neutral states, to losses which the British Governm nthas never ceased most sincerely to deplore. America must judge for herself, how much the original in- justice of France towards her has been aggravated by the fraudulent professions- of relinquishing her Decrees, by the steps adopted to mislead America, in order to e. rohark her in measures which we trust she never would have taken, if she could have foreseen what has now happened; and ulti- mately bv threatening America with her vengeance as a denationali » ed State, if slw doss not subtojt to be the instrument of her designs against Great Britain. These are considerations for America to weigh; but what we are entitled toclnim at her hands as an aft, not less of policy than of justice, is, that she should cease to treat Gteat Briuifi as an ene- my. The Prince Regent does not desire retro- spefting, when the interest of two'countiies so na- turally connefted by innumerable ties* arc concern- ed- It is more consonant to his Royal High- ness's sentiments to contribute to the restoration of harmony and friendly intercourse, than to in- quire why it has been interrupted. Fueling that nothing has been omi ted on his part to relieve America from the inconveniencies to which a no- vel system of warfare on the part of France un- fortunately continues to expose her ; and that the present unfriendly relations, which to- their mu tual prejudice subsist between the two countries, have grown out of a misconception " on the part of America both i f the conduft and purpose of France; his Royal Highness considers himself entitled to call upon America to resume her re* lations of amity with Great Britain. In doing so she will best provide for the interest of her own people ; and I am authorised to assure tlttr Ame- tican Government, that although his Royal High- ness, ailiiig in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, can never suffer the fundamental maxims of the B'. itiih Monarchy in matters of maritime right, as consonant to the recognised law of dons, to be prejudiced In his hands; his Royal Highness will be ready at'' All times to concert with America, ' as to ihejr exercise, and so to re- gula e . their application, arid to'combine, as far as may be, ' he interests of America, with the nb- jefts of e! F'finally retaliating upon France the tnea. sii/ es., of h, er own inju- tice. I will now terminate" thTV'TeffeF try^' assuring you, S. ir., as J can wi h perfeft truth, that the most cordial and sincere desire . animates the Councils of Great Britain to conciliate America, as far as m ybe cons'Stent with the principles upon which the preservation of'the power and independence of the, British Monarchy is held essentially to de- pend, and which cannot be- abandoned without throwing her helpless and disarmed into the pre- sence of her adversary. J have the honour to be, with great respeft, & c. . ( Signed) • •.,-'. AUG. J. FOSTER. James Monroe, Esq Secretary of State, [ Here follows a translation oP the Report of the Minister nt Foreign Relations- to " Bonaparte, communicated to the Conservative Senate, in the sitting of the 12th of March, 181.2.] MR.; MONROE TO MR. FOSTER. ., Ptpartmart tf State, Jane 3,1 8! 2. SIR— Jn the letter of Miy 30th,' which 1 had the honour to> ec, ejve from you on rhe l'st inst I perceived a difference in a particular passage on the same subject, in the dispatch from Lord Castleri- agh' to you, which you were so good as to- eanummicate to me entire as appears from the tenor of the letter to have been intended by your'Government. The passage in your letter ro which I allude, is as follows :— " America, as the case now stands, has not a pretence from claiming from Great Hritain a repral of her Orders in Coun- cil. She must recol. eif that the British Government never for a monienr countenanced the idea that the r « p al ol those Orders crnM depend upon any partial or conditional repeal o1 the Decrees o* Prance, \ jrhat she always avowed wisher ;! readiness to rescind her Orders in Council as soon as F. aoce ; rescinded absolutely and unconditionally ber Deciees. She could not enter into any other engagSment Without the gross- est injustice to her allies, as well as neutral nations in ge- neral ; much les « could she do so if any special exception was to'be granted Jiy France upon conditions utterly subversive of the most important and indisputable maritime rights, of the British, empire." According to tlie tenor of the dispatch of Lord Castle- reagh to ynu, my recollection is, that in st . ting the condi- tion on which the Orders in Council were to be repealed in relation to the United States, it was specified that the pe- crees of Berlin and M lan must be repealed singly and spe- cially in relation to the United States, but be repealed also as to all other neutral nations* and that in no less'' extent of a repeal of jhe decrees had, the Bri- ish Government ever " pledged itself to . repeal the Orders in Council However susceptible the passige in your'letter maybe of a conscription reconcileabje with the import of the dis- patch from Lord Castlereagh, yet as a similar phraseology of your Government on other occasions has had a construc- tion less extensive, ami as it is important, in every re- peil, th'at there shGuld be no misunderstanding,- or possibility of error,- you will excuse me for- requesting- that- yi. u will have the goodness to inform us, whether, in- any circumstance, my recolleftion of the impprt ot this passage in Lord CastU- " reagh's dispatch is inaccurate. , ; I have the honour to be, 8cc. ( Signed) JAMES MONROE. Aug. J., . Foster* Esq. < 5cc. ' MR. FOSTER' ! FO- MR. MONROE. • •- ffalpingtm; June 3, IST1?. ' Sir.— I have reeved . ycut4er, ter of.' to day-, requesting an explanation relative'to the. supposed meaning of a passage in a ifispa< c'b-" frnnr Lord' Castlereagh to me,. that 1 bad the honour to comoianic , te- to you. confidentially; and I beg leave to State to you,' that- while I funceivy it to be very dif- ficult to give'- an explanation, upon a single point in a note of considerable length, wi hoftt referring to the whole context, and also believe •¥ t^' bre altogether irreiguUr to epter into a ^ discussion" respecting- a communication- so entirely informal, yet " I Wairt! no hesitation. ift-' aSsumng you, that my note of May 30, contains the wholi substance. o£ the dispatch al- luded to. " In the correspondence that will prohafcly take, place be- tween, us in cons- quence of the new ground upon which the Duke of Bassaho's report has placed'the. question at issue be- tween our two countries, 1 shall be extremely hippy to en- ter at fttH length upo' 1 any topic which, you may wish par- ticularly to discuss. '^" Mft^ e^ the honouf- fo'< » et'vsi9l » . theJii^ hest consideration and respect, Sir,- your most obedient humble servant, AUG. J. FOSTER. To the Hofi. J. Monroe, & c. • r . , MB. MONROE TO MR. FOSTER.' Department of State, June 4, 1812. Sia— I have had the hortour'to receive your letter of yes- terday in reply to mine of the same date. As the dispatch of Lord Castlereagh was communicated by yoli to mei' in my official diaraSer, to be shewn to the " President, and was shew. n to him. accordingly, and as the dispatch itself ejtprersly authorised Such a communication to this Government, I cannot conceive in what sense such pro- ceeding could be- considered confidential, or how it could be understood, that the- Executive was' to receive one communi- cation for itself, and transtnir to Congress another , liable, in the opinion if the Executive, Jo ; different or doubtful con- struction. 1 cannot but persuade, my.- elf, Sir, that on a re- consideration" of the '- ubjeS you will perceive that there can be no impropriety in a compliance - with the request contain- ed iu my letter- of yesterday. Should I be mistaken in this expectation, I flatter myself that y-* u will see the propriety of freeing your own communication froni ambiguity ' and liability - to, misconstruflipn.. With a view to this, permit me t » _ inijuVe whether the passage in your letter, stating the condition on wli'- ch' your Goventftent always avowed its read'nes'. t. o rescind tfy . Orders in Coiincil,' namely., as soon . as Fxarice rescinded absolutely and unconditionally," her De- crees, includes'in." its meaning, that the decrees, must be re- « cin< ie3rUTre'BHdh'IW'ifthwneutral.- nations, as- well as- to the United' Stptes, previous. to repeal, of the Orders in Coun- cil, in relation to. tlse United States'. I have the honour to be, & c. & c. " ; '.'-'• .. . JAMES MONROE. Aug. J. Foster, Esq & c. OFFICIAL BULLTIN. War Department, hindan, July 9, 1812. Dispatches have been received from . the . Earl of Wellington; dated Salamanca, ISth June. The Allied Army crossed the Agueda upon the 13th June, and arrived" neaf'Salamffnca' on tlie" lStH » Tl\ e enemy shewed some troops in front of the town, but upon the advancing of our cavalry, thay'retceated across, the Tormes,' and evacuated Sal arnanca, leaving about 800 then in some forts constructed upon the ruin of some colleges and convents. The Allies'entered the city, but Lord Wellington had fcSUrfd " it necessary to break ground against the fortified posts still held by the enemy. The 6th di1 vision, under Major- General Clinton, was charged with the reduction.' Of thrfse posts,. and the'Ewtteries were expfefct<* il to open agsiiret them on the 19th- Udarmont's army was retiring - to'the Dourp.-; and it was imagined he meant to take up a position behiiXl. that river,• brtweovTamoroJatid- TQi 6. v- « In Estramadura, Majar- General - Slade's brigade of cavalry ( 3dDjagoon Guards and Royal Dragrtctn's) having fallen' in with two'- French regiments of < ira- goo. ns, . under General L'AIIemandj. iUcar . Ljern,' charged and broke the enemy's line,, but hav. ii) g.-,| jiM; I jued without sufficient caution or order, a body, kept by. . the enemy in reserve, fell upon" lh£ British before they could form, and retoolc neaily all the- prrso ne'l GenpnJ. SIade had made, kill'ng and .' wotmd. ihg 20 or 30 of. his dragoons, and Mikinr prisorK- is- two Lieu- !. tenatits and above one Tiundred mi'n. ••• - i - It appears. that the forces under Marshal Snult and Generai Drputt having collected, had moved for- ward to. Lk'rejia and Santa OI;, lf , in Cons- qncnce of which Sir Rowland Hill had- called in ad' I k- detach ed troops, and had'assembled tiie whole of his army at Albuera, where he'was joined on the lSth; by foiir Portuguese regiments from Bad. ijoz, and by the Spa. nish troop's unaer the Conde de- Pmne Villemur,— General Hill's advanced posts were at Santa Mat tin BELFAST COURSE. Of EXCHANGE, Stc. JlTLT 10.— Belfast on London ( 21ds.) Q per cent. Belfast on Dublin ( G1 ds.) 1 pe- cent. Belfast on Glasgow 7 j per cent. Iiusn,. Jvi. i 13,— 3^ per cent. Gov. Deb. 71J • S per cent. Ditto 100^ Rhc. luh, Jult 11.— 3 per rent. Conso s for Acc 5<>~ J JVI. T 13— Dgh. onLon. 9 8f | Jui. r 11— Lon. onDub 9f ARRIVED. MAILS SINCE OUR LAST. DB* 3 . ............... Br DONAGHUBCI I....... 0 3 By Dublin 0 BELFAST, • Wednesday, July 15, 1S12. Last night, the London Prints of Saturday reached this office, from which we make the fol- lowing extrafls: Accounts brought by the Anholt Mail confirm the peace between Rnssia and the P rte, and ir> which the latter agrees to assist Russia with 50,000 men, to afl in Hungary, if Austria should assist the French. WINDSOR, July 10.— The' King chose and nr. dered his own dinner to- dav, and partook of it very heartily soon after one o'clock. He con- tinues in the same state he was in previous to li s late attack. His Majesty's Ministers have not any miel!"- gence of the final passing of the War Bill ii America. The arrival of the homeward bound India fleet is momentarily expected to be announce f at the India- House. Lord Cast'ereagh, last night, stated ' rhe'outline of the measure which is meant to he founded tut the Report of die Secret Committee. The De- posed law it= not to continue in force longer tht'i to gtve Parliament an opportunity of assembling to afl as circumstances may require, and not rr>. ex- end beyond the disturbed distrifls. The Ma- gistrates of those distrifts ar.' to have the power of searching for stolen cr secre'e 1 arms, without requiring an Oath in respeft to th: « concealment, as at present nquned by law, Th y are likewise ta have the power of calling on the inhabi ants to give up their arms, receipts being at the same time giv^ n, in order to the safe rostr. dy of ti e same, and of immediately dispersing any tumul- tuary body, without allowicg them an hour, as at present, to disperse, after the Kiot Aft ha- been read. Those who do not immediately disperse wjien so required, are to be liable to puni, hmtnt for a misdemeanor, and the Magisrrates are to have not only the power of dispersion, btir al o that of arrest, and to hold the offenders to ha!', in order ( hat they may be brought to trial at Quarter Sessions. Finally, the Magistrates of tf, « r disturbed counties are to have jurisdiftinn over the adjacent distrifts, in order that ofFendtrs naay not defeat the ends of justice by passing with im. punity over the borders of the county ' n whifh their offences have been committed. Such is the outline of the measure proposed, by Lord Castle, reagb. It met with general approbation an I sup- port ; and the. aspeft of the disturbances being far less formidable and alarming- than rum- ur ? r> the'first instance represented it, we Are decidedly of opinion that the proposed expedient is petfefUy adequate. to the etigency of the case. Cooke, the Aftor, is arrived irt town from hi* dramatic excursion in America, and yestetday ie- accepted a command in the CovenuGarden bri- gade, under his steady friend, Field- Marshal Harris. A most iu'eresting appeal- is about to be madp to the generosity of Belfast, on behalf of two pub- lic Institutions, which have been of infinite service to the community, viz. the Dispensary an ! Fevey Hospital. . The. Comm'rtee, who'have b- en m^ n assiduous in paying. attention to these institutions, find it necessary to declare, that unless effective- measures for augmenting the funds are taken at the G- nera' Meeting; called for to- morrow, ther will aftually be . under the necessity of shutting up the house.. Thi- s wopld really be such a serioui misfortune'to the tOwnK that we hope the zeal of the public- spirited inhabitants wjll be awakened, and that a full meeting will be held to- morrow, and such steps taken as may still"^ n . hle these In- stitutions'' to extend their preservative influence oyer the. afRifted poor. On Sunday last, several of ihe Orange Lodge? " assembled in their various Xodge- rooms, and, ac- cording fo annual custom, dined together, u> corn, memn'rate the 12: h of July, The dispensing wif) » the usual processions On this occasion appears pe. culiarly'wise and prudent, and the leaders of this body are well- entitled to- approbation, as . it is cal. culatqd to promote that general spirit ofconci. liation which appears to he-' extending among all ranks of society. Atvunpleasan|. occurrence, bow. ever," book'. place in the evening, at a public- house in. North- street, where a crowd having tolleftec1, a misunderstanding aro'ej'andVo- nes wvre hrow , on both sides of the mob ^ but what gave it ta :> V ail alarming appearance was the firing - if seveial miiskets.. We are happy to say no lives were lost ; and some light horse havihg been sent to the tpol, peace was soon restored. W^' cannot ny who were to blame in this unseemly riot; but while we give these lodges credit £ or relinquishing their usual public processions, ' regarding it, at this pei riod as'at best but a piece of. senseless paiadr, Ve would on the- other hand, reprobate the oppo- sing lhat is sometimes given them, and the mean* that are takeu to irritate and r'otise party spirit. We ate led to this u- fl.? ftiOn, by being informed of several opposition ensigns having been planted On ( lie Old Church wall, and that a lodge passing wjis as4u! ttd wirh stone, by men, from ihj » ia Grave Ya'id.' BELFAST. COMMERCIAL CHflOjflCLK On MonJay night last, the Fly Coach was a', tacked on its way from Dublin, between Bal- bri? gan and Drogheda, by a party of nine or ten - robbers. The guard behaved extremely well, firing the whole of his ammunition at them, which consisted of several rounds, from different arms. He was then of course overpowered, and the robbers succeeded in plundering the whole of the passengers of their cash, luggage, and, it is said, of even part of their clothes. The only person hurt belonging to the coach was the coachman, who received a ball through his arm. It i^ uncertain whether any of the banditti were killed or wounded, but they succeeded in getting clear off with their booty. A letter from a young Gentleman at Deal, to his Father in t is Town, dated July 8, says— " General Phillippon wa « taken off Dover on Monday, in a small fishing smack, to the master of whi- h . he had piven sixty guineas to convey him * o . he coast of France." F r the apprehension of this French General, who broke liis p irole, Government lately adver- tised a reward of a thousand pounds. ROYAL DOWN CORPORATION RACES, To commence on Monday the HORSES, See. ENTSREO. , MONDAY, JULY 20. Sweepstakes of 25 Guineas each, p p. to which the Oo- • II- R will AM Guineas, and 20 Gaineas to the second, WH - T., « V » his - take J WEIGHT fixe ! by the Stewards of the ": • - Club, on Saturday of the Curragh June Meeting; lwt> - v— MARQUIS Donegall's chesnut hors?, aged, 9st. Mar ia, of Donegal's T by Tr. fle, out of Grey Abbes?, 3 -.' ears <> d 7 » t 3LB. Sir GEO. HILL. by Sancho, out of OH> r Dam, 3 ye.. is oM, 7- t SIB. Mr. ISAAC'S br c A » ' a « sin, 4 yeirs " Id. 7ST I, or.' Dufferin'S B M Nell Spi IG : N, FI ) ear » old 7, t. 11 LB. Mr HASSARD'S B E by Swordwnan, S years old. 5st. I lib. ' Mr. WHALEY'S c. m. VICHR. a. FI yeirs old, 8 t. 5. b. Mr. SAVAGE's b. H Yeoman, aged, S, t. Mr WATSON ^ TH- » ut g Iding Sir Arthur, by Borin- brou- IH 5 years old 7st 7il>. COL. MEade' chennur FI ly Little Poll, 3 years old, Tst mr FOrde' and Mr. D. M'N- ill are subscribers, but DID not name. TUESDAY, 21. A SORE- PSTAKEA of 5 Guineas each, for County Down bred Hunte'S 50 gu nea* added by the Corporation to ' HE Win- ner. - hat PEVER st - rted for a Racing PLAT- or Sweepstak- s, 10 Gui ei « TO the SECOND hoise, who SAV^ S his stakes. 5 year » A. D list. 41B.; 6 years old, list. I2lb.; aged, 12st; two nii. she. ITS— Mr. Wa , on's b. y mar- R rietv, 5 years old, by Triflo. WEDNESDAY, 22. JJ,. Maj- » y' » PI I'e o! £ 100, for lr SH bred Horsed, not TX'ceediKj 6 years old, H 7io each; four, mi'E heats— ' Mr WH dey's chesnuc mare Charlotte, by Buffer, 5 years old, • . Mr. H ttershy' 5 brown horse Fitzj- rry, 5 years old. MR Battersby'I cheirfut mare, $ years o. D. IV'R. Hamilto..' c E^ NUT horse FN* william, 5 YEARS old. Vr Hamilton's bav mare Nell Spriggm, S years old THURSDAY, 29. Fi'- y Guineas, for S yenrs OLD, 8s'. 21b.; 4 year* old, 3 » t. 1' J1*, ; aged, Ps- ; f" ur mil.- heat* F' Winner of the King'., SI 7' b- to carry 71b. extra*— M What. Y's chesnut mare Charlotte, by Buffer, S year* oil Lord Donegal's brown M . re by Archduke, aged. Mr. JOYCe'S bay geld ng Rover, Mr. BATTersby'. brown r O « e Fexjerry 5 years old. Mr. B it- RT'B. bay HORSE Yeoman, agud._ Mr. Hamilton- bay H.- rse F z William, S years oid Mr Hamilton'* hay mare Nell Spriggin, S years old. SAME DAT— Sweepstakes 25 Guineas, each 15 foifeit for Hunters, tl e Gov rnof WI 1 add 50 Guineas to the Winner. P-' CR,. » HN. V- , aves hwsr. K- S For Hortes, that have been fair'v hunted BETWEEN September. 1811, and Ma- ch, 1 $ 12, and that never wrfi a plate or stakes, a fa r Hun- er'S plji. R <; i sta te excepted, to BE qualified on oath of the owner' if tequ. r , t-> be rode By Gentlemen; 5 years old, 11 st lib. C JN'R. old, list. LOLH.; aged, 12 stone; four mile heats; the Governor to appoint a Committee of Five, to examine, nrd enquire on oath, if necessary, into tbe qualification ; and if THEN-' be a WALK over, the horse walking to receive only St Guineas frr> m the Govtrnor, but to be entitled to the for- feits S lb. additional on entire Horses. Closed on Easter Tuesday. Horses named to the R. gister;— Marquis Donegal:'* che- I a- gelding Sir Arthur, by Borin- brough, 4 years old. MR W.-, T » on'S bay gelding Phenomenon, by Trifle, 5' years old Mr. WM. Fa rley'S bay horie Tom Tough, aged. Mr. Battersby is a subscriber, hut did not name. FRIDAY, 24 Sixty Guineas, for 3 years old, 6st. 7lb.; 4 years old, Sst.; two mile heats Winner of a King'S Plate ia 1812, to carry 4lb. extra. Mr. Whaley's chesnut mare Little Poll, by Barr. iby, 3 years old. Mr Kennedy's chesnut horse Fiat, 4 years old. SATURDAY. 25. • His Majesty's Plate of 100 Guineas, four years oid, 7st. JI lb.; 5 years old, 9 stone ; two mile heats. Mr! Whaley's chesnut colt Jereboam, 4 yearsold, by Ted- dy the GI inder. Mr, Dawson's bay mare Miss Tooley, 4 years old, by Teddy the Grinder Lord Donegall's chesnut gelding Sir Arthur, by Bonn- brough, 5 years old. Mr. Kennedy'* bay horse, 4 years old. Mr. Battersby's Fitzjerry, 5 years old. Mr. Battersby's Miss Murphy, 5 years old. SAM* DAT— The Ladies Plate, if collected King's Plate Articles, S lb. allowed to Mares and Geldings Subscribers of 2 Guineas paying One Guinea Entrance. Non- Subscribers 8 Guineas, or doule before Nine o'C'oek the evening before runi. ing, and the Winner to pay Half- a- Guinea for scales and straw, Horses to start precisely at 3 o'clock on Mon- days; on every other day at Two. Any Groom not having his Horse at S minutes' after the time, to forfeit 1 Guinea. Ordinaries for Lade* and Gentlemen every day. Ball* on MOKSAT, WIONESDAt, and FRIDAY. MATHEW FORDE, Governor. The C'ptain of an American vssel arrived at Liverpool states, that in Iat. < i0. N. N. long. 5i. W. he fell in with the Marengo French privateer, who informed him that thev h id capture I five English Weit ItSdiamefi. He also s ates, that in tat. 52. long, 41. spoke the English ship Fame, forty days from Demerara, bouid to Liverpool, all well. » *• " « " '. m. nimri jiimy^. "-'-'-'•' j— Births. Wednesday moraine, in Hamilton » ' reet, London, her Grace the Duchess of Bedfor.' of a daughter. At Matlock, Bath, the Laity of Th mas Atiehmtjty, Esq. eldest son of Samuel Auchtnuty, E^ q. of Brienttown, ounty of L'oogfotd, of i daughter. Af( tr » irri. Mr. DAVIC BAT- TSTINT, of B- illymisea, to Mi » EUSA- 8ETU RA-. TCA, of TrooperfieM. In Dublin, John Taylor, F. q of Ayr, to Marv, daughter of. Geo- ge Taylor, Esq. of Camden- street, Dublin. ! > it< l. At Dutidalk, on Friday the 10rh in » r. the Hon. Lieuten ant JAMES BUCK JOCELVN, or" the Roval Naw, « er NL s- n to the Earl of Roden His death wa « o- casinn » d by a violent paroxysm of astmjia, urder which complaint he hid laboured lor some time in cotvequities of his services in th • navy— His parents and family are inconsolable fftr his loss, and his numerous friends, fro n the universal affection they all bore him, will ever revere his iftemorv. ON the 10th iust. at Heiha, Ca. tjekoock, of which parish he had been Vic. r ui> w.. rls of 40 yea s, the Rev Dr O'CON NOR, f r ilerly a Fellow of Trinity COLLEGE. Dublin The effetfts of his pas oral exertion will be long felt in the scene of - his ministry, and the remembrance of hs orivote virtues cherished in the hearts of his family and of a numer ou « acqujiot. ir. ee. f^ rEO iCGE L \ NGTRY & CO, have for vJ Sale, x ONE HUNDRED PUNCHEONS Strong weli- 3ivoured WHISKEY, ( f 613) Belfast, July 14. IIiKLFASJ' SHIP 1NE < H. The Ann, . Sheals, for Liverpool, sailed on Monday morn- ing last. The Fanny, Martin, is loading for Live pool, to clear on Saturday fir- t. S he armed brig Factor, M'Niece, sail, for London n a few O. iys The Swift, Neel, for Bristol, sails first fair wind after 18th instint. 1 he armed brig George, Caughey, is loading at Lond n for this port. The Kelly, M llwain, for Livei pool, sailed on Monday- last- 5 The Neptun ,, Davidson, for Liverpool, clears on Satur- day, and nils first fair wind. The armed brig'Britannia, Aberdeen, for London, is loa'. in^, to siil in a few days Tt. e V i: u » , Salter, for Bristol, sails first fair wind after the 18th inst. Tne a . n-^ d brig Levant, M'Kibbin, is ioading at London for ihis port. The Margaret & Nancy, Gdbraith, loading for Gtis gow, will clear on Saturday fi- xt, and sail first fair wind after The Diana, M'Callum, at Glasgow; ar. d the Bee, Rankin, at Dublin, are loading for Belfast. ARKJVSD. F. laabeth, Henseh, and PerlW, Holton, from Dronthon, 20,009 Deals and Deal Ends, 10 doien Handspikes, lv Barrels far, & c. DISPENSARY AND HOSPITAL. THE COMMITTEE of the DISPENSARY Hiid HOSPITAL having ftiiled in their attempts to procure a General Meeting of Subscribers, upon a former occasion, bzz leave to asquaitit the Inhabitants at large, that a MEETING will lx> held ' at the EXCUANGE- JtOOJIS, on THURSDAY the 16th inst at TWELVll: o'Clock, tor the purpose of considering the propriety of Con- tinuing these Institutions, aad ip^ oiutiag Collectors for the Annual Subscriptions. Upon this occasion they wish it to be. understood, that unless they meet with r. otive en operation^ it will he iioces- sary fijr the Comraitte » to oettle tie affaii- s of the HC. pital, and cloie its doors. James M'DomjeU, S. S.. Thomson, S. M 3t « veii* on, W. Drcnmn, Robert M'Cluney, Andrew Marslial!, B-. ibert Te. iiieut, William Ckrli, III -:,.-. Jcbb, Belfast, July ij. C- U- VSC. RU/ IA, P. Cassijy, Archer Bayly, John Wliittle, • S. Hanna, B. Groves, James Luke, JUtwsou Anaesly, James StandUeld. ROYAL CORPORATION RACES. At the Down Meeting, no Person whattwi- will Se Permitted to. ride on the Running Ground ( Joeieyj and Grooms excepted J to whi( h rule of the Corporation, it is expected ttxry Person will conform. r July, 1812. DROGHEDA— Jutv 11. Yesterday evening the Hon. Justice Fox arrived tn town; and this morning, at half- past nine, went into Court. After the commission was read, the follow- ing Gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury, viz Right Hon. THOMAS HENRY FOSTER, Foreman. Henry Meade Ogle, Ewj. | Wallop, Brabazon, Esq. William Holmes, Esq. James Scholes, Esq. Ralph Smith, Esq. George Evans, Esq. George M'Entagart, Esq. Burton Tandy, Esq. Townly B. Hardman, Esq. John leland, Esq. Charles Evans, Esq. Geo. m'Entagart,- jun. Esq. Sir Walter Synnott, Henry Smyth, Esq Roger Hammill, . Esq. Samuel Foster, Esq. Jeremiah Smith, Esq. launcellot Fisher, Esq. Michael Chester, Esq- Thomas Martin, Esq Wm. Oliver Fairtlough, Esq, henry Ackland, Esq. j MR. 1AGLEBT, THE EMPEROR OF ALL CONJURORS, FROM THE LYCEUM, LONDON, ( T\ e First time he has had the honour t.> Perform, here,/ OST respectfully informs the\ Nobilitv and Gen- try of Belfast and its vicinity, that by permission of the Sovereign, he ( Jf> otis his UNEQUALLED PEI^- FORMANCE, ( for THREE NIGHTS only,) ia the EXCHANGE- ROOMS. His T » - o first Days of Per- formance are on this Evening, WEDNESDAY the 15tli, and To- morrow, THURSDAY tlie 16th inst Mr. I. humbly solicit? the patronage of his Friends and the Public, for these~ Three Nights, as his time is So short, for he. must he in Dublin the 21st of this month.— To mention any thing of the Performance in this advertise- ment, would bo no gratification to the public, as Five Sheets of Paper would net hold what Mr Jngleby perform every evening. Doors open at Seven, and PerEiri- ftance to begin at Eight Front Seats . ft. 4< t— Back 2s. Id.— Tickets to be had at the Commercial Chronic e- OfHcc. ( 617 Cartwrighfs Musical Glasses and Phihsophical Firc- fVarks, IN THE EXCHANGE, ON FRIDAY EVENING. THE Inhabitants of BELFAST, and its Vicinity, are most rerpeftfullv informed that, on the above Evening*, Mr CARTWRIfiHT will have tbe honour of presenting them with his unique Entertainment. Doors open at seven, begin at eight precisely, and con- clude before ten o'clock Admittance ii. 4rt.— Tickets tq. be had of Messrs. SIMMS and M'lNTYRE, Doncgsll- ! tree*. DWELLING- HOUSES TO BE LET. ' T'HREE neat finished HOUSES, three Stftriej • high, with enclosed Yards, and every convenience for genteel Families; two in NeLsOH- STRttf ; and one in NH. E- STR « ET ;— long Leases can be given to goodTenants. Mr. JOHN MULBOIIANB, NO. 22, Nelson street, will shew the Premises.— For Particulars, apply to CUMING & TANNY, AY 84, Higb- itrctt, Who will receive Proposals, in Writing, for a few LOTS of BUILDING GROUND in York, Trafalgar, Henry, and Nile- street- ( 609) Belfast, July 15. ~ " T FOUND, On the Road leading from Belfast to Carritlfergtts, POCKET- BOOK, containing Bank Notes and Memo- randums. The Owner may have it on proving Pro- perty and paying espences, by applying to . WILL. BOYD. Shamrock Lodae, Belfast. Jnlv 14.181 a. ( « j 1 A1 SUGARS BY AUCTION. , SWEENY will Set TlJi'. S <> Y met', pr- c- seiy TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, On til . Pr « mtt> on THURSDAY th< 2JW JJ, i„, t. , t J kLKVENv- Ctoch, th: following TENEMENTS, Sugar, iS'Nf) j " j| HAT DWr,(. LING- HOUSF. and SHOP CAMPBELL SWEENY F FS Landing the Cat go of the Ship Brothers, Captain TAY- I! < f LOS, from TRINIDAD, cornifting of . jj" 223 Hhds. 4< 2 Tierces, and 112 Barrels 7 Barrels Cojfre, and ' i| " » Barrack- street, on the east corner of Lttiice- 18 Puncheons Rum, hill, lately occupy- by l^ vid Graves j 33 years of the Lease ON SALE WITH at PAMPBELL Set up ^ AuIon, o't SD 1Y new, e- sely at ONE o'clock, at li s Stores in . CaU- ndar- str et, the C ARGO of the 15 tirothcrt, from T » l ~ i o coesistiug of ' 223 Hogsheads., ) 4' 2 ' tierce*, \ SUGARS 112 Barrels. S Terms at Sale. ! 012) Belfast, July IS. unexpired from November last; met f. ce. Possession can be 50 Hbds. Leaf Toboecd, lately lan led, and in - which j — D WF. I. LING- HOUSE are some of th' highest c vtracters e ver imbnrted here $ — Alicante, Sicily, andTenerijfe Barilla Smalts— American Ra in— and Tenertffe Wine, in I 23 ye. irs untxpired at Nov mher la- t. - ter Casks. I No lll- FdUR DWELLING, HOUSES, ou'the wew '' side of Lettice- hill, also rent free, leased to Mr. James n Barrack- street, _ west corner of Lettftte- hiU ; rent free; Now occupied by Bie/ sehers, J James Smith, a tenant at v ill, at 51 guineas yearly rent.— Pipes, Hogsheads and Quarter 1 Belfast, June 30. DUBLIN MELTED TALLOW. which, to close Bar and Sheet frm N'dl- rod and Hwp rHtto, German Cast and sp<- ing Med, Tin Vkite*, of eve* u s> r'. JOHN PATTERSON has Urelv received, and,; will Sell on reasonable Terms. 614) iself- st. July_ 13. JOHV WHJ &• he OAttT EXPtCT F " M ll « FHCt, || OHN M* CONNEL. L has a PaRCEL ' ' Sales, he will sell Cheap. 565).^ July 6. BLEACHERS' SMALTS. GEORGE LANGTRY isf CO. eAVF. for Sale, a Pircel of Re„ t L) U I'CH BLEACH- ERS' SMALTS, of very fine Quality; A LEO, ' . • American Pot and Pearl Ashes, Alic mt ' Barilla, Refined Saltpetre, American Rosin, Fine ami Common C." gouTeas. 9EM) Bel'ast, April 16, 1812. t^ O pU- C'HKON. of Tetms.- 608) wf- ich thev w- They havu on Sale a f vet - tree., o; d SPIRITS, 5I-: 1 rm tl. e niost f. v - urahle ^ rces of f I. E. NKWkY, ! u y 14. TO BE SOLD A N elepant LANDAU, entir- lv n-: w bulk on ' he mom \ fashionable principles, hy WILSON and PLANA O AN, ard finished in the ninst superb style.— It may be • ei- n at tha Jonegall Arms— Price £ A50. 6 IS) 13- CAR RICK FERGUS. A T"> BE LET, FOR ANY TERM, LA ' iGE, commodii.' is HOUSE, in the cen- tre of the town. Apply to the Proprietor, HILL WILLSON, Juw. The FURNITURE of said House, toarether with a va- luable colle- fion of Books, Prints, and Music, a remarkably well- toil rl Piano Forte, hy Cl. itunli. and several other Mu- * , -., 1 Instruments, Plate,- aud Plated Ware, China, Delf, j : nd Glass, a £ jood Milch Cow, Two Hor. es, a Oi< & Car, j . ihout Sixty Do/ en of escellent old Port and Sherry, with | I trreat variety of other :\ r'it- ler., will he SOLD by AUC- j "' ON, ( to eommenee > » i » h t.: •• Books,) on MONDAY j the 20th inst. at, ELEVEN o'Clock. Five Acres of ME A DOW, OATS, and POT ATOES, | -.' ose to t. he toivn. will be Sold on. SATURDAY the 1 « th ! Inst- at TWELVE o'Clock. Also, the Lease ( Forty Years) . of i. C ARIN and some BUIT. DING GROtlN'D, at the Nu. th Gate ( 607) July 13. M'ADAM & M CLEERY | If T AVE just received, p- r the Aurora, from LONDON, | Jlf - i*- and have on hand, j Fine and Common Congou, Souchong, and Green TEAS. I Fry Fine, Fine, and Second SCALE SUGARS, j Refined SUGAR, end CANDY, Miserable— Indigo— Refined Saltpetre— Rozin, Alicante Barilla— Mustard-— Pimento Pearl Ashes— White Ginger, &' c. | Ard an As- ortment of SPICKS an 1 DYE- WOODS, i which they will nispose of on moderate t,; rms. They have likewise or sale, NINE THOUSAND I AMERICAN CANE REEDS, of an excellent Qudity. I < 92) Belfast, Ju: i 25 SCARLET, WHITE, & BLACK CLOTHS. JOHNSON & FISHER have received, by the CUN- NINGHAM BOYLE, ,-/ fresh Supply of Scarlet, IFfate, and nlavk Cloths, Which have been carefully chosen, and will be sold cheap. SHETLAND OIL. f) OBERT SIMMS & SON are now Landing- ^ from SSCTLAND, by way of LSII B, A Parcel of SHETLAND OIL, equal in Quality f to Train Oil, IV BARRELS OF 32 GALLONS, Which they will dispose of on nio rra- e Terms. Belfast, July tS They have for sale, a small Parcel of PHILADELP Al < BARREL STAVES, of prime Quality. ( 60F! IRONMONGERY, 8tc. ]}^ RANCI3 M'CLEAN has lately received a 1L Variety of Tea Urns— Plated Candlesticks— Branches— Cruet and Liqueur Stands— Britannia Metal Ten P h — Tea Caddies— Bread Baskets— TeaTrays— Umbrellas— Talle and Desert fytiives and Forks — Pen Knrvts— Scissars— biles— Rasps— Lath Nails— Cut Sprigs, Scotch Augers— Improved Patent Scythes, ( S'c. CSV. Which, with his former ettens v- Assortment of " i- h on- able FMNCY and PLATED GOODS,, and IR'ONMON GI' RY, he will Sell very reasonably. 594) Bank Bui'dings, July 6. SICILIAN LEMON JUICE, IIY AUCTION, T my OfSre, No. 83. ANN- S rRsitT, on FRIDAY » 2) Belfast, Juiie29. COGNIAC BRANDY. I^ HF. Subscribers have impor'ed, and for Sal?, a small parr. 1 of OLD real COGNIAC FRENCH BRAN- DY, warranted genuine, which, with every other article in the WINE and SPIRIT TRADE, they will sell on the most reasonable Terms'. JOHN & THOS. Castle- street, June 5. CUNNINGHAM. ( 349 THOMAS MA\ N, # CO. TNFORM the PUBLIC, that they are largely suppjied lL ' with ' Garment, and Furniture Calicoes, Mushns, Ginghams, Garment mi Furniture Dimities, Furniture Linings, Fringes, and Bindings, Counterpanes, & c. & c. : All of which they, will dlspssf of on very moderate Terms. No. 74, Donegal.-> t « et— Belfast, July 10, 1812. 591) A nest, the 17th inst, at th Eight Pipes of Hour of ONE o'Clock, July 10. an Lemon Jiace, 0? FICKLt- RNT QUA LI rY MACFARLAN, Auctioneer. ( 592 GEORGT { COTTON- WOOL, ORLEANS Do. Do. POT ASHES, SICILY B I RILL A, LEAF TOBACCO, For Sale, on Reasonable Terms, hy JAMES KENNEDY, Belfast, May 19. Donegal!- Quay. (- 212 .! TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At Mr. JAMES HYNDMAN'S Office. Belfast, on FRIDAY, 3 ist July, at TWO o'Clock, MR BAYLY'S INTEREST in the I EASE 1 of NKW- LODOU Housf, O- rricss, and FSHM of !| which there are 27 years u- nexpired. from Nnv- mher lti'. 2. There are 20 Acres bc" tch Cqgni- ghani measur-, all lately manured and. lime- 1,; also MSS Beg. stered Trees, all thriv- ing ' there has been a Crfnsideiable sum exp~ rided_ W" hn these three last years on the premises, sito ifd on th? Mali- Coach road from Belfast " to Antrim, 12 Miles from the for- mer. two from the latter- The HOUSE and OFFICES being in ercellent repair, are fit for the immediate reception ef a Genteel Fam ly. Pas- PARISH OF BELFAST. \ NY Person willing to un- lert ike tl « t Vii- uving and Va- luin r of those p irts of th - , hove Parish, for which Agr - erfi " its have not beeo'eute- ed into, is requested to ap ply to R-' V HD\ V,\ « - D MAY, or Mr 0< « tir, at ihe Cistle- Office, unm- lately. ', n l the - Parishioners'of said Parish -. re hereby csut. oned not to dravi- the . ythes of the same, under penalty o' beij g sue I for Su'itraiSion. • Citat onswill be issued for all arrears of Fythes, outstand- ing on the 1st day o1 August next El) WARD. MAY-, JW Vicar, Belfast, July 1, 1812 • • ( 558 TO BE LEF, ~ " Fcr the Term of 1.5 Years, fir m the 1// of August next, £ HE HOUSE, No. 9', AHTHBR- STHEET, With a well- inclosed YARD. - sT- Uil. E, HAY- I. OFf, & c • i'id has the a'C. o nmodatinn of a bscli- etHr, iu:-.- from Calen- dar street. I he whole iti ex el ent repair, and well aii. ip'ed ' or th reception of a g. nteel Family. For p . r< ku' rs, ap^ ily. at the Premises; . or, at Mis. FliL- i | j LOWS' James's- Pace. ' N B. Possession CJ. ii he t^ iven immediately. '( 5I? 3 Woods, whose title falls in a few jearst These reotmeau only produce one guinea per annum during Mr. Wood's title but will then rise COHM lerably, as he has it now ict o un- dertenants at 10 guineas per annum. And immediately after ihe above, will b° sold, the entire of the s i I David Graves' HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE SHOP FIX CURES, STOCK CASKS, Ac. Teims wiil be declared at time of SaJe CUMING & TANNY, Auctioneers. Belfast, July P„ - • ( 393 FURNI PURE AUCTION. On WEDNESDAY lie 15th instant, at F./. tlfTNo'Clctf, the Centre House, f ont of the Old FleiL- msrht, rflpt. n'e Corn- warier, AHOOANY, NofthumherlaBd, and other Tahh- t; Chars; Fnur- post and Field ' ; Feathrr and B- dding; House Linen; iViv. hO; at, y Talboy Drawer.; Wardrobe ;. B. i- in St nds- Cpmm vi'e; Phr and Dressing Gl- sses; ar. Li^ ht- day Clock; Br- s< F nder a- id Stair . ko. Is; Carpets and Carpeting; Ki- chen Requisites} two large Iron Bea ns, Stock Casks, Lumber, & c. & c. • a'. o a- wnlhtuned PI ANO FORTE. Ttrins— Cash, before removal. CUMING & TANNY, AUCTIOT » « S « 3,, 81, uio « - sT » e* T. Belfast, July 8. ( S79 OCT The ab- sve SALE is Adjourned till MON• DA Y, 20th instant, at same Hour and Place. IT Beds TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At BAIM'S Tavern, No. 1, Ann- street, on SATURDAY the 1 f* th July inst. at the Hour of TIf ELI'S. oC. Uck, A PROFIT RENT of £ 199, I, Sd. per Annum, aris. rA ing ou' of Tenements in Ami- street, William- sffett South, and Artl- ur- street.— Particulars known, aud Rent- Rolls to be had, on application to CUMING & TANNY, Auctionees, & c. At tileir Outce, High- s're. t. 59S) Beifast, July 9, 1812 TO BE'TET, " From the first of Aisgu t, HPHE HOUSE, No. 14, Mill- street, B . lf. st, at r- s- t " ccupied by Mrs. Witsos » . it is in complete repair, and has every necessary accommodation for a Gentlem. n's family; in the rear there is a wal- ine! osed Yard. Stable, Cow- house, ike.— also, a House for a Gig, Car, or Carria,;^ with a back entrance to Ferguson's- entry Proposals wiij be received by ROBERT FERGUSON, June 20. ( 442) Antrim Regiment, Dublin. BUILDING GROUND. To be Let, in Great Edward- Street, In Front of the New Shambles, A FEW LOTS of GROUND— one of the best Sifua. tion" in Belfast for Building, with Vaults complete. A long Lease will be given. Eor particulars, inquire of Major FOX. ( 2$ 1 OAK BARK & TIMBER FOR SAL-, AT DERRYCAfV WOODS, ABOUT FORTY TONS of We'l- saved OAK and a . Few Tons of BIRCH BARK, of an excel! nt Qua- lity, and in prime order. A'so OAK, ASM, BIRCH, „ nd AI DER TIMBER, an OAR TREE, suitable tree of a Witn'- m II; all which will be scnable Terms, by THOS. CLOGHER. Who ha* that Old- established INN, in theGrry of A*. M son, TO LET,' ormerly the Mottn box ASMS ( when occupied by the late Mr. Gtoaoe PAKKS ) AN. L latterly the KJNOV ARMS ( when occupud by Mr. JAMES f)' Rsiii. Y) now in excellent repair, with a good WaHe i-. n GARDEN and suitable OFFICES, fit for the accoinmo l.-. tinn of a re- » pedlableTtn;. nt, who may have immediate p - s. esson. Also; a few TENEMENTS, fit for respectable Trade* men, adjmninjr sanie Concern. l. etters ( Post- paid) will be attended to. 578) DERKYCAW, near MOY, July S, 1812. - n .* le- dispo ed of on lea- In the Matter of JAMF. S FOR.. ES, of Antrem HS CREDII OSS of the said JAMhS FORBES are re- quested to furnish their respe& ive accounts ( prtperly . itte. ted;, to HUGH- FISHER an( l HENRY A 1 hjINS ' N, the i rns- . te s, on or before the 18th iiist.' that they may he enabled to make a Dividend of his effedls'immediately 5S- i) • • B iiast, Jr 10 NOTICE. Jn tle Mit< » r of JAMES KILBEE, Il. mkrupt counts ^ I A Persons indebted 1, L tn said l. st te are i'es led j take Vl. tice, that ai y .-> c- — * count' rem. ii. intf u paid 1 will be given at Novemhe-- r\ exr; the Ptli> haser. can be accommodated with Stock, Crop, and Furniture at a luation. Terms of Sale £ 100 deposit, on being kno k d down, and a Bill at six months alter date of Sale, 011 the de* d » . Mr. BAYLY on the Premises, will show them, and irive every information. New- Lodge, July, 7 N. B. Yearl rent -£ 35, lOj. yand Tithe free. ( 5SS r 1-. The Public are respect'- u ly ; nfoim- ' ed, chat the follow, ng . " Jj t?' P~ R EG r TL'AR TRADE RS V WW * at* for ' heir res 4> e6i* v> • with the fir it fair, Wind afler the jdatet mentioned : FOR LONDON, paid on the i l; t. D-' U- r next, vsill he handed to the Law Airents with | < i « r « ft ous to - ake the most speedy steps f> r recover, tS- re. of — To - V- Mich pioo-. edings P vnient is req'tested to be , iU, aly made 10 saiu J 1 MBS KIl. Bhfi, a> the Bel » st; House,. ROBERT TEMNiiN- T," Ct- N. GREG, J- Assign JOHN M'CONNELL, B Ifast, July 11. : ougar, 1 I JGiiM WHAR TON, Nicholas' Lar. e ; or, m Be, a- t, to R. GREENLAW, Agent, ! Who will receive an forward LINEN CLOTH and other I Mt- RcHANDl'/. E « riffa cure and ilispetcn. ! | 5- A lew Stout Lads w. ntad as APPRENTICES to tHe , u> whrtn, - rs' On- - i- a.- eni^ nr w. n n^ riven FOR SALE OR CHARTER, tfk The Schooner PROVIDENCE, ' lo. & fi » ' o » ' n. sKTMoma, AC.' fesC*' Burthen per Register lou Tons, C& feS&. c- W*!! fouod and armed, sails remarkably*! fast; c-. i he mad* ready for sea in a few days— Apply ta ; Mr. PiULLlPS, GSXHNWOOD'S Hotel, or to WILLIAM PHELPS, No.(. Hat- K « n- Docfc. Es'. isst, Juw 1. ( f [ For the Belfast Commercial Chronielc.'] COLLECTING A. POETIC A I JO* MODERN RHYMI- sriNNEilS AND TOIFASTEIS. The following Poetical materials, well regulated and mo- dified, will suit any species of verse, whether composed of | Jaml'lc, DnUxlic, Anapastic, or Trochaic feet; whether the rhyme be Alexandrine or Heramber, so as that the mechanic may not deviate from Fuloyy or Panegyric ; yet should he '" eel inclined to work in Epic Poetry, 1 shall fnrnish him with some more appropriate direflions in his profession — Thus shall fee he enabled to cempjete a Poem on any sub- jefl. without the aid of a natural genius, or the least assist, ence from nvi « ical abilities, taste, or understanding; provided he have a sufficient art in the use of epithets and connectives. Take the Sun in morning brightneif, SH w in all its virgin whitenese, I. una's silver- 6hedding lustre, Sparkling Stars in many a clusfre, Beauty's modest bashful blushes, fTell- t- des of the maiden's wishes.) Sighs and smiles, love- kiudlis'j glances, Wild conceits culled from Romances; Tinselled rhetoric— florid fiaSion— l. anguage fluent— sounding diSion-— Bloem- buds gathered on Parnassus, Tropes as sweet as music glasses t Mossy banks and lucid fonntains, - v Arbours green and breezy mountains, Laughing landscapes— sylvan bowers— Vernal graces— summer flowers. Roses blushing fair at morning, Sun- gilt dews their breasts adorning ; Zephyrs wafring spicy treasure, Wild- birds warbling strains of pleasure. Angels with their golden pinions, . Leading Fancy's favorite minions; Gods and Goddesses and Muses; And F. ifini if the Poet chooses, Whenever he's intent on writing, Or lyric numbers fine inditing; Th- se only, let him summon round him, Nor dunce- loved Duhess shall confound him ; Nor Ignorance tho' armed like trooper. With leaden faulchion mace stupor ; Nor Nonsense with its voices hollow, St'all daunt this vot'ry of ArotLO. Tho' Genius on his germ of merit, Has never breathed enlivening spirit, With these auxiliars in alliance, How bravely w- 11 he bid defiance, To all the Sat'rist's mockful sneering, The Cynic's snarl— the Critic's jeering ! How uselrjs then to such, were drinking From Aganippe's stream— or thinking In silent shades with contemplation, Or waking mental perturbation ; When, artful music's sounding fu'nen, Can win a civic crown for Dulness/ And powerfully inspire a passion, For sound, wi'hin the breast of Fa, Mo*. Ah how unlike deceived TGRQUATO ! The lore ! disciple of Erato ; For death in viewless, dim apparel, In envious malice eyed her Lauret, And tried to Fame : " Ah why prepare it 1 SIRRENTO'S BARD shall never wear it!*" MENTOfe. Satire Hall, Mount Pindus— May, 1812. * It is mati of fa ( ft, that the day for TASSO'J corona- tion was fixed; but on account of his being taken suddenly ill, it was postponed till another day, which he never sur- vived to see ; as his death pieceded the time appointed for his receiving the honor of a civic crown. Thissingl* instance of human uncertainty, shews how vain is all the pageant glory of earthly triumphs I How treacherous the promise of worldly honours, when the csmpletion depends on lime and mortality ! have suffered me to receive your congratulation; in . but to recover their former freedom— f Shouts of an. Gentlemen, the source whence these papers flame).-—- The principle of free dissussion shoull. Mb. COBBETT's LIBERATION DINNER. / In pursuance of advertisement, about 450 Gentle- men, Friends to the Liberty of the Press, dined yes- terday, at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, to cele- brate the liberation of Mr. Cobbett from prison ;— Sir FLLAXCLS BUUDETT, in the Chair. About five o'clock, the Hon. Baronet entered the rcrm, accompanied by Mr Cobbett, Major Cart wright, O'lonel Bosvill, Major James, Aldermen Wood and Goodbehere, Mr. Waithaian, the Rev. Mr. Nightingale, Mr. P. Walker, & c. & c. During the morning, pains were taken to dissemi- nate amongst the company, as they entered the tavei n, a paper, headed—" Mr. Cobhett to the People of £ vgland;" consisting of extracts from " Porcupi- ne's Works" and " The Political Register," both of them written by Mr. Cobbett, in which the princi- ples of Sir F. Burdett are most severely animadvert- ed on. The publication concluded with these me- morable words, copied from The Political Register , of the 6ih August, 1802—" We detest and ' loathe : Sir Francis Burdett. We would trample upon him, • Vor his false, base, and insolent insinuations against his nnd our Sovereign." A copy of this paper was also enclosed to each of the Stewards sitting at the table with Sir Francis Burdett and Mr. Cobbett, and the amazing change of sentiment which a few short years had occasioned, caused no small laughter. After removal of the cloth, the following toasts were given from the chair:— " The Prince Regent— may he call to mind the declara- tion of the Prince of Wales, ' that the Crown is held in trust for the benefit of the people'!— Drunk without honours. The People— the source of all power — with three. A Free Press, anil Free Discussion.— With three. Our sincere congratulations on the reieasq of that able ad- vocate of Parliamentary lteform, and zealous opposer of tbe flying system— William Cobbctt.— with three times three. Mr COBBETT rose, amid the plaudits of the assem- bly, and spoke as follows :—" Gentlemen, unused as 1 am to speak in public, I should have contented my- self, on the present occasion, with retaining . you my sincere thanks for the honour you have this day done me, and more particularly for the expression of- your approbation of those principles, for thegiomulcation of which I have been so severely punished; but on coming into this place, and in the country a few hours before I came here, I had put iiito my hand The Times newspaper of this morning, and also a printed paper which you all may have Seen. Charges ate there made against me. But, surely the Govern- ment, who have caused me to be imprisoned two years n a felon's gaol— who have compelled mc to pay a e of 1000/.— and who have made me find huge se- fities for my future conduct; after this they might quiet.- arise, none of von can doubt— and I need riot desire you to think one moment, before you pass your judg- ment on that part of the criticism which holds forth to you, that, t£ n years ago, I had the boldness, and great boldness it was,- to express a difference of opi- nion from the- man who now does us the honour to sit in the chair. I then exercised that right for which I have always been contending— that right which we are now assembled to sanction. But supposing I was wrong— I have lon* since acknow- ledged my error— and where, I will ask, is the man, who, at one time or other of his life, has not been in the wrong ? I have expressed my change of opinion.— And, Gentlemen, bear this in mind, a change of opinion is no demerit in any man, t. inless he is actuated by interested motives ; and I am sure you will all allow, in chancing my opinions with re- spect to til? politics of the Hon. Baronet, I did not consult my interest. ( Loud applause.) This paper gives me farther occasion to observe, that, while it demonstrates the malignity of those who have caused it to be published, and very likely at our expence— ( Laughter) yet it gives me occasion to observe, how much honour it reflects on our Chairman. He did not require to be told, that our opinion differed ten years ago— how amiable, then, does he appear, overlooking this different*;, and maintaining not the man, but the principle—( Loud applause). The other publication to which I alluded, as one contained in The Times newspaper of this morning ; and, as many of you may have read it, I think it proper to declare, on this occasion, that the whole of that article, as far as it accuses me of any base, corrupt, or dishonour- able motive, is a tissue of falsehood from beginning to end—( Applause)— The advertisement which is there referred to, relative to The Political Register, was written before I went, to prison, end expresses my design not to publish it any more— not because I was ashamed of what I had done, but because, after what had occurred, I could not hope to continue the publication with the same spirit that had before characterised it— and because I would not degrade the press, by lowering the tone I had previously held. This is the sum and substance of what I published. It was written on the Wednesday ( and I could wish you to bear the time in mind) at Botley, a distance of seventy miles. After it had been sent away, on reflection, both of myself and Mr. Fin- nerty, who was then with me, and who can prove the truth of what I state, we determined, that as it might be understood to be an abandonment of the cause, it would be better not to insert it. at that time, but to defer it till the Court of King's Bench hnd de- cided on my punishment ; and, therefore, it was agreed that Mr. F. should on Thursday, proceed to town and prevent it from being then published, which was done. Being now on my legs, I will state some circumstances as to the nature of the punishment in- flicted on me.— In the fitst. place, two years imprison- ment.— But, this does not exactly mean two years shut up in a house, unless you can redeem yourself from the society of felons, at an enormous expense The yard attached to the prison is thirty- five feet one way, and 25 the other. To this there belongs a great number of rooms, having the appearance of, and being, in reality, cells. In each of these, four or five beds are placed, and these are made to accommodate as many persons as they will hold. Here are not merely persons guilty of publishing libels, but those Who are guilty of felonies and misdemeanours, swindling j in short, it is the receptacle of men who have been convicted of unnatural crimes.—( Shame! shame I)— In the prison into which I was crammed, and where our venerable friend, Major Cartwi ight, c.'. me and found me, Astlett was confined. There was also another person, who, the next nwrning, or the morning after, was taken from the prison for the purpose Of transportation ; so that,' I believe, if I had not redeemed myself from it, by my purse, the very room where this felon was to lodge, would also have been my apartment. It is not, therefore, a bod of roses to which the Government send a man.—( Laugh- ter.)— Mr. Eaton has been sentenced, for publishing a pamphlet, to twenty- two months imprisonment, and to stand once in the pillory— while, in the same pri- son, a mrtn, for an unnatural offence, was committed fot only twelve months, and to stand once in the pil- loty.— Having said this much, I wilt not trespass on your time any longer— but if I wanted any additional inducement or motive to attach me to the cause of li- berty, it would be found in the gratitude 1 shall al- ways feel for the honour you have done me this day." —( Loud cheering.) Tho memory of Wm. Prynn, who, » fter bfcing punished as a seditious libeller, for exposing tbe corruption of the Court, lived to bying his Persecutor and unjust Judge to the block— with three. Mr Drakard, and the other victims of Ex- OfRcio Infor- mations— with three. Mr GRAVES, after an appropriate eulogium on the political chiracter of Sir F. Burdett, gave— May the servants of the people be prevented from becom- ing their Biastors, by that radical reform, proposed by that firm opposcr of undefined privilege— Sir" Francis Burdett— which was drunk with throe times three. Silence having been obtained— Sir FRANCIS BURDETT rose and said, it some- times fell to his lot to addrass another Assembly, which had been alluded to in the toast just given ; the individuals constituting which appeared to him very often to assume that which the toast seemed to deprecate ; for they who were, or at least ought to be, the servants of the public, did indeed take upon themselves to act as its masters.— This sort of scene of High Life below Stairs—( Laughter )— if he might be allowed the expression, it was frequently his lot to witness; but never without deprecating, as they all did, those powers which it was his business to im- press on the minds of the public, were equally hos- tile to their rights, and the prerogatives of the crown, i'hey were met together, that day, to congratulate the Gentleman sitting near him, whose merits pleaded too strongly with the public to need any panegyric from him ; the productions of whose pen were too powerful sot to have due weight in the minds of his fellow- countrymen*, and whose conduct, notwithstand ing the attempts which had been made to asperse him, would always stand the test of public opinion. It was impossible to consider these points without reflecting how much the cause of the country and the feelings of humanity had been served by his exertions— exertions which had occasioned him to be immured within the walls of a jail—— exertions, which, as they tended to do away the dreadful punishment of the scourge, should rather have been rewarded with a civic crown, than with those sufferings which Mt. Cobbett had, he would not say unmeritfdly, but so meritoriously, undergone—( Applause)— The true principle of their meeting on this occasion was the love of free discussion, the love of truth— by which j alone, aided by the exeicise of a free press, they , could hope, be would not say to support their present, therefore, be very dear to tb'- ir hearts. Whether the labouts of Secret Committees were to produce any of those mobsters which, in former times, had issued out of green bags and boxes—(. Laughter)-— was more than he was able to say; for such was the discretion of the present Administration, that they would not give even a hint of those measures which they intend- ed to propose to- morrow ; he did not think it ivas possible, even with a team of horses, to drag, the secret from their breasts, which, on the succeeding day they would be obliged to disclose— they re- | j fused to i- iform the House or the public what they in. II tended to do. However ignorant they were on that 1 subject, of this they were certain, that the great ene- my of free, discussion, that the great enemy of the j liberty of the press, was the illegal and unconstitu- tional powtr usurped by the King's attorney, techni- cally denominated ex- offtcio information, which was , contrary to reason, contrary to common law, and contrary to common sense ; and this sort of oppres- • sion might be resorted to as often ns a Government pleased, to crush an individual. When they consider- ed what was called a trial—' that the Judges who pre- sided were nominated by the crown— it reminded him of a saying of James I. when he came to England ; not being very well acquainted with the constitution 1 he asked " whether he would have the power of mak- 1 ing Judges and Bishops?" Being answered in the affirmative—" O, then," said he, " I will have just ; such law and gospel as I please."—( Loud applause |' and laughter.)— The pretences on which court writ- ; ers and court- lawyers had attempted to justify ex- of- j fiico informations were extremely, flimsy.— Sir Wm. j Blackstone, for instance, had attempted to gloss over j the scandalous system of filing ex- offcio informations, by observing, that " in those cases, where the crime is of that nature, that the country would be endanger- ed, and the existence of the executive power would be at stake, unless such a process were resorted to, then the wisdom of the law provides that the Attorney- General shall come in with his ex- offcio informations, to prevent the danger." But was there a single per- son who had suffered imder this system, who could be stated to have committed an offince of that sort, which endangered any part of the country, or any in- dividual in it? The real foundation of it was to be sought elsewhere. To stifle discussion was the grand desideratum of all tyrannies. To he able to commit in- jury, and, at the same time, to be able to stifle complaint. He concurred in the statement made by the Gentle- man who had just addressed them, that he had a right to deliver his opinion of any public measure or man, according to his own conscientious conviction— and, no doubt, iie would always continue to exercise that principle with the same independence of mind and ability.— They were not weak enough to wish persons to take up their opinions without fair exami- nation. All they desired was, what the Englishman demanded—" a fair stage and no favour."— They were not met merely to give the sanction of that as- sembly to Mr. Cobbett's principles, or to congratu- late him on his liberation ; they were, at the same time, to express their strong detestation of the harsh and severe sentence which h; ad been passed upon him. As long as the laws were mildly administered, and in the spirit of the constitution, under the acknowledged authority of the Crown, the Courts of Law wetestfre to have in their favour the opinion of their fa llow sub- jects ; but it was the duty of eveay public- man to • pose the conduct of those Courts, when they be- came the tools of oppression—( Loud applauses.)— Freedom of discussion was in every country the very life and soul of liberty ; indeed it was the very best, if not the only criterion by which the existence of li- berty itself could be ascertained. But the dread of ex officio informations would soon put an end to the exercise of that undoubted right of freemen. The wish of suppressing the freedom of discussion was ne- ver more evident than in the case of the Gentleman whose liberation they had met to celebrate : for what had he asserted ? of what had he complained ? Why, he had maintained that Englishmen, dragged from the plough to fight the battles of their country, were not to be treated as slaves; that their flesh was not to be torn from their backs for trivial offences, in the most excruciating manner, by the scourge, and that too in the sight of foreign mercenaries, called to en- force the punishment.—( Applause.)— As to the Gentleman on his right hand ( Mr. Cobbett), whom they had met to congratulate on his liber tion from confinement, the Hon. Baronet thought that to the last day of his life he ought to be proud of the punish- ment lie had so meritoriously incurred—( Applauses) For any man who attached any value to freedom, and knew how to appreciate the dignity of his nature, persecutions as to the causa' of liberty were the highest titles to honour. The lion. Baronet then called the attention of the meeting to the forloi n situation of Mr. Eaton, also continued in Newgate for a libel, and expressed a hope that a subscription would be entered into to assist him in his present forlorn situa- tion— Loud applauses. The following tonst was then giveti— A Revision of the Penal Code— May it be rendered more severe against public depredators, and less severe against starviug manufacturers. Civil and Religious Liberty alt over the World, which was received with mueb applause. On this, the Rev. Mr. Nightingale rose, and high- ly commended the propriety with which those two sentiments had been connected. In his opinion, re- ligious and civil liberty went hand in hand. He then adverted to Mr. Eatsn's case, and, as an htiroble sup- porter of Christianity, as far as bis power went, as a Christian, he would enter his protest against the un- christian- like punishment to which that Gentleman had been condemned. A Gentleman then rose in the centre of the room, entreated the indulgence of the company, although he had no claim to it, but as a sincere and ardent friend to the principles on which the Meeting was assembled. He said that Mr. Cob- bett had complained of malignant calumnies, and he was anxious that they should not be repeated. On this account he begged to call his attention to the | « iblication to which Mr. Cobbett had alluded, The Times newspaper, which contained two distinfl charges, to neither of which a satisfaflory reply had been yet given, 1st, That Mr. Cobbett unworthily and indiredly attempted to raise a sum of money from the public to defray the ejpences of his trial, when the public had already enabled him fully to sustain them:— 2diy, That he had offered to dis- continue his Register, for the purpose of inducing the Court of King's Bench to mitigate the sentence they were about to pass upon him. The Speaker's objeafl was, that no further attacks should be made, on the ground that Mr. Cobbett had offered no contradi& ion, although it might still be urged by the venal writers of The Times, that " If their purgation did consist in words, " They are as innocent as grace it| elf," Atlfnut, howfvpr, he 1 ishef the accu atioos to h" det- ied, ahhonph there wpre sime now in hip- h situations tindar Government, who had not deem- ed it necescary'to acquit themselves fr m heinous chartjee, even by the " purgation of words." Mr. COBBETT immediately rose. He said the Opntleman had alluded to the article wlv. ch he ( Vfr. Chbbp't) hnd already noticed a^ having ap. ne- jred in The Times newspaper of this day; and had looked on it as containing two ac- tisations, which, in his opinion, otjght to be refuted and re- butted by him ( Nfr. Cob'-- tt) at this meeting-— In candour, he thought the questions should have been put to him before this day, and that he should not have been deprived of the same medium of answering the charges us had been employed afainst him. H' 1 did not know if the Gentleman who had just spoken was author of the article in question ; but, unquestionably, in that article hav. ing appeared for the first time this morning, he ( Mr. Cobbett) was deprived of the advantage of meeting the charges in writing. He was, as the Gentleman who had just spoke conceived it, ac- cused of two charges:— First, that he had not agreed to an open subscription, hut that he had contrived to accomplish the same objeaft in an in- direft way. How, he would ask, had he done this ?— Whv, by advertising for sale a certain number of books which he had printed, which he then had in his possession, and which he all along intended for sale. The faft was, a subscription had been proposed to him, but he had declined it. He hoped there was nothing offensive in this.— But when he had in his hands many sets of the same Register, for which he had been prosecuted, was it unreasonable that he should call the atten- tion of his friends to this circumstance, and should offer them for sale ? The Gentleman who had just sit down had maintained, that he ( Mr. Cob- bett,) had realised property . sufficient to indemnify him for all his losses! Did he therefore, mean to say, that he ought not to have offered his books for sale? If he had somewhat more property than that which was to be taken from him, had he riot, on that account, aright to that which be possessed? He had never in life, though he had been repeat- edly offered it, received a single faithing of the public miney. He had never received nor solicit- ed a favour for himself or any of his friends.— What he had therefore, he conceived belonged to himself. That he was not so poor as some per- sons, against whom ex officio informations had been filed, he admitted. That, however, some persons might be inclined to think partook of a degree of merit in him. H,' had risen from the rank of a private soldier in the army, and after serving his country for eight years in that capacity, and hav- ing learned to love the persons whom he had re- cently observed had been ill- treated, he had from that situation been enabled, by the exertion of his own mind, to realise any property which he now possessed. He thanked no roan for this, not even the public. He did not even say in his advertise- ment, that he would thank any one who would buy his books. But if he had a right to sell his a wn property, he presumed to think he had an- swered this part of the charge. The second charge was, that after the conviftion in tbe Court of King's Banch, he had Intended to give up the publication of the Register. This he had already explained. He surely had a right to continue his Register, if he inclined. He had not contrafled with the pub- lic ttf continue it for any particular period. Sup- posing he had made, according to his own ideas, a sufficient sum of money to enable him him to cease from labouring any farther, surely he had a right to do so. The bare circumstance of his discontinuing his publication, therefore, could have nothing in it whatever. If he had, in- deed, made it a condition of his punishment being remitted or mitigated— if be had made a proposi- tion agreeing to discontinue his Register, if the Attorney- General would remit his punishment; or if he had even acceded to such a proposition when made to htm, then he would have abandon- ed his principles. This, however, he utterly de- nied. He denied distinftly that he ever had made such a proposition— that such a proposition had ever been made to him— that he had ever enter- tained such an idea, or had ever even thuught of it. The Gentleman who had called up Mr. Gob- bett, again rose, but on the tumult occasioned by those who wished him to be beard, and by those who wished to prevent him, was so great as to render it impossible to distinguish a single word. Sir FRANCIS BURDETT came forward, and re- called to the recolleflion of the Meeting, that they were here assembled in support of the right oi free and impartial discussion. He was sure, there- fore, he needed not to put in a plea of equity in favour of every person who wished to address them. Here there was no packed Jury— no sham Representation. He could not doubt, therefore, that every one would receive an impartial hearing. — At the same time, he hoped, that no man would come to this Meeting to fight in armour. Mr. Cobbett was , marked obje< 3,. he was open to the attack of every one ; it was but fair, however, those who attacked him should also be known.— This seemed to him to be but doing equal justice. The Gentleman again rose and said, that al- though he was not anxious for public notoriety, and although he disputed the right of the Hon. Bart.- to make the call upon him, he had no © b- jeflion distinflly to state to the Meeting, that his n : me was Collier. He assured the company that they had misapprehended his intention j all he wished was, . that calumny should be distinaSly re- futed, and he was happy to hear the direaff nega- tive put upon the charges by Mr. Cobbett. As the accusation had been public, so he wished the vindication to be public also. He could not agree with the assertion of Mr. Cobbett, that he had a right to discontinue his Register at pleasure, be- cause he had gained a cempetence; if the cause in which that publication had been employed, were good, and if its support in any degree de- pended upon it, it was a duty that he owed to the cause to persist in it. He denied that he was the author of the calumny published in the Times, and apologized to the company for having detained them, but he thought that they were indebted even to him, who had been the insignificant instrument of producing an explanation from Mr. Cobbett. The Chairman then proposed, " Success to the South American Patriots." Which was drank with three— The next toast May tlie oppression of thu people » f ^ rvland be speedily mpoved. After a song from Mr. Dignum, the Chairmin gave— May foreign mercenaries be sent baajk to their own conn, try, which they alid not defend, and may England return ta its constitutional defence— airms in the hands of free- ziien. The bnn'l, through mistake, struck t.] i the tune of Erin go Rragh, which, however, sopn made way for the " '? i- i< riter? Mirc. h." Major CARTWRratJT proposed, " The Patriotic F. leaSh rs of Westminister—* nav their ex-' ample, in returning Members to P. i liament, free of Ex- pence, be followed throughout tbe Ki- vrdoin. This toast was drank with three times three. On the health of " Major Cartwtight and this Cause of Reform" being given, The Major returned thanks, informing the- Meeting that the cause was not abandoned, bur that a Requisition was at thisrrnoment in prepare - tion, directed to the High B iiiiff of Westminster, requesting him to call a Meeting, of the Inhabi- tants, for the purpose of petitioning for Parlia- mentary Reform as a matter of right j and he was also happy to think that similar . measures were pursuing in the country. The CHAIRMAN then gave— " The Navy—. May promotion be gained by merit, and not by borough interest." Major CARTWKIGHT gave— v "• Aldermen Wood and Goodbehere, and the Friends of I. iberty in the City of London," which was drank with three times three. Mr. Alderman WOOD returned thanks, declar- ing that his exertions, and his purse, should al- ways be devoted te the interests of the cause of Freedom. About half- past nine o'clock, Sir Francis Bur- dett left the Chair, and the company began to disperse. ENGLISH LAW INTELLIGENCE. COURT OF KING'S BENCH, LONDON, Jutv 9. A NEW MODE OF EJECTING A TENANT. This was an aflion of Trespass—- The Plaintiff was a poor shoemaker by trade, and the Defen- f- ant represented to be a man of opulence. The former rented the ground floor of a house in Fish - er's- Iane, of which the Defendant had become the purchaser, and wished to get the Plaintiff out possession, but his term not being within a day or so of being expired, he determine j to remain where lie was until the last moment. The defendant re- solved on the other hand to get him out, first dis. trained his goods for the rent just then due, hut finding this would not prevail, he determined on the most effeaffnal means of ejecting him on th? sudden ; and for this purpose, ordered two loads of hot lime to he thrown on. the floor of the apart- ment where the Plaintiff with his journ- ymen was then at work, declaring, he ( the Defendant) would steam him out as they did vermin on board of ship; and befoVe the Defendant could make good his retreat, he was up to his ancles in hot lime, and his working tools immersed in it. To this aaflion the Defendant pleaded " Leave and Licence." But it appeared that the licence only extended to permit the Defendant to bring in and deposit ma- terials for repairing the house in the yard and un- occupied apartments. The defence was, that the Defendant having purchased the premises with a view to put then in thorough repair, and let them to i espeftable tenants, but he found the present occupants very troublesome, and wished . to get rid of them. One went away without paying hi-, rent, and the Plai' . tiff would neither pay rent nor quit the premis-**. Lord Ellenborough thought tbe Jury might colled from all the circumstances of this case, that if any license was granted, it could not have beer) of the nature the Defendant put into practice • at all events it seemed an aaflion on which very li tie damages could be founded, no very great injury was done, but they would give such damages a* the nature of the injury called for. The Jury, after a short consultation, found a vcr « diaS for the Plsi'tiff—- Damages 10/. and costs. THOMAS against STRICTtAND. Tills was an aflion brought to recover .5731- being the value of a certain quantity of Giouces- ter cheese, sold by the Plaintiff to the Defendant. It appeared that the purchase was made in the month of Oftober, 1810. Tbe cheese lay on Defendant's hands till the month of March follow- ing, when he procured a market for it. It turneaj out that the loft where it was lodged admitted a considerable share of rain and wet during the win- ter months, and when- his servants proceeded to unpack it for exportation, the whole, except about 251. worth, was discovered to be completely rot- ten, and even unfit f-> r hogs. For the Plaintiff, several witnesses proved, that the cheese was in perfeaft and sound condition wher » it was delivered at the Wharf. On behalf of the Defendant, witnesses were ca'led to shew, that had the cheese been in goodS condition when it was delivered in Oaflober, it would not have become iri a rank, rotten and pu- trid state in the month of March following. But on cross examination of some of them, it turned out that a part of the roof of the warehouse at the wharf had given way at Christmas, which wa » not discovered till the middle of January, when it" was repaired. On hearing this, his Lordship di- reiled a verdiaS for Plaintiff for 648/. 12r deduc- ing 251'. 4s. the value of returned cheese, which he consented to take back. EAGIES Mr. Bullock, Proprietor of the Lon- don Museum, accompanied by his son, is at pre. sent on a tour through the unfrequented Isles of Orkney, for the purpose of colleaaing the natural produftions of that country. In the awful ami tremendous precipices of Hoy, some cf which arj 1,400 feet perp « ndiclar from the sea, rha y ln » ? discovered and taken the nests of four d: fferei, t species of eagles, which have their aerie in the pin- nacles and projefling clifts that surround th'e wefct side of the island. So numerous and destruifive are these bold and rapacious birds, that they are the terror of the inhabitants, who freqeuently wh- ness their carrying off their pigs, lambs, and poul- try with impunity, and instances are not wanting where childran have been seized in sight of their distra& ed parents.-— Near one of the nests was discovered the remains of several sheep, and tie legs of 48- fowls that had betu recently killed. BELFAST: Printed and Published by DRUMI » OND ANDKKSO » . /
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