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Belfast Commercial Chronicle


Printer / Publisher: Drummond Anderson 
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Date of Article: 16/09/1812
Printer / Publisher: Drummond Anderson 
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0 NCM HER 1,186.] WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1812. [ PRICE 5D, DAVISON, MOORE, & CO. HAVE RECEIVED, BY THE SWIFT, FROM BRISTOL,. A few Barrels first sort Pot Ashes, Nail Rod> Sheet Iron, and Iron Hoops, WHICH WITH English Bar Iron, Tin Plates, Prime Richmond Leaf Tobacco, New Tori Hhd. and Barrel Slaves, Quebec Pipe Ditto, Prime Mess Pork and Beef, in Barrels and Half - Barrels, Dried Hams, Bass Mats, and Wood Hoops, Will be sold on reasonaUe Terms, gll) Belfast, September 9, 1812. " OLIcTwiNiBS, CORK JVHISKEY, * STRONG JAMAICA R UMS. IT AMES TRAIL KENNEDY & CO. have « J' ' for Sale, ISO Pipes Old PORT WINE, in Wood, and 60 Pipes Superior DITTO, from 12 to 18 Months in Bottle. The whole of that in Bottle, and a part of that in Wood, are » f the Vintage, 1808, and were imported by themselves dirtft from OPORTO, March, 1810. ALSO, 170 Pipes London particular Teneriffe WINE, S2'> Puncheons Strong Jamaica R UMS, 160 Puncheons Best CORK WHISKEY. THEY ABE NOW LANDING, 100 Pipes full- bodied Spanish RED WINE; Which with a Variety of WINES in Bottle, will be Sold reasonably. Belfast. September 7. N B Thev have remaining, a Small QUANTITY of RICH HEREFORDSHIRE PFRRY and CYDER, in Wood and Bottle. ( 895 HEWITT & M'MURRAY, CI RATEFUL for the liberal encouragement. JI they have experienced since their commencement in Business, beg leave to inform their Friends and the Public, that they are at present largely supplied with First and Second STARCH, W BUTTON BLUE, Of their own Manufaflure; Together with e* ery Article . in the GROCERY and SPIRIT TRADE— which they are determined to Sell on moderate Terms, for good Payments No. 22, Prince s- street. NR'HF. SUBSCRIBER not having disposed of the LEASE of Jl his HOUSE, & c or his Profit- Rent arising from Te- nements in North- street, is now ready to treat with Persons inclined to purchase for the Sale of either by Private C « n- tr,, a; or he will let the farmer for such Term as may be agreed « n. On SATURDAY the 19th instant he will Sell by PUB- LIC AUCTION, a Variety of Valuable HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, consisting of Fourpost and other Bedsteads; Card Dressing, and Northumberland Tables; P. ifW and Drawing- Room Chairs; Bason- Stands; Chests of Drawers ; EeH; Prints, & c & c. & c. Sale to commence at ELEVEN o'clock. JAMES M'CLEERY. Bankmer, Sept. 11. ' ( 92s A MOST ELIGIBLE SITUATION FOR THE GROCERY y SPIRIT BUSINESS. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, On MONDAY the 28 tb September next ( if not previously ah- p,„ d of), at the Hovr of ELEVEN o Clock, on the Pre- mises, and immediate Possession given, rpHAT large SHOP and DWELLING- HOUSE, at the 1 lower corner of Waring street, fronting the Lime- kiln Dock, at present occupied by the Subscriber ; 34 Years ol the Lease unexpired at November next; Yearly Rent £ 50. Immediately after will be Sold, the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, SPIRITS, STOCK- CASKS, SHOP- FIX- TURES, & c. & c. ... , „ , This is one of the first situations m town for a Retail ss- person w; s(, ing t » purchase or Rent the above prior to the day of Sale, will be treated with by the Sub- scriber. cn the Premises. ^^ ^^ Belfast, August 18. < 781 LEATHER BY AUCTION. TO BE SOLD, In the Town ofLurgan, on MONDAY, the 21 st inst. at ELEVEN o Clock, in the Forenoon, npHE ENTIRE STOCK of LEATHER, in JL the TAN- YARD of the late JOHN BELL, consist- ing of DRIED BUTT, KIP, and CALF- SKINS, and a Urge Quantity in process of Tanning. A liberal Credit will be giv. n to targe Purchasers, and will be well worth the attention of those in the Trade, as it will be Sold with- out reserve. , On the following Day will be Said, the LEASE of TOWN PARKS; and immediately after, the HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE, consisting of Mahogany Chair-— Northumberland and other Tables— Sideboard— Bedsteads — an Eight- Day Clock— with a variety of other Furniture ; an Outside JAUNTING CAR, Common CAR, Draft MARE, & c. & c. ( 908) September 8, 1812. M E W R Y. JOHN & HENRY QUINN HAVE NOW ON SALE, 130 Hogsheads af Raw and Refined Sugars, 150 Chests of Black and Green Tea, 140 Puncheons of Whiskey, 50 Hogsheads of Leaf Tobacco, With their usual Assortment of GROCERIES. Also, 24 Hogsheads of LEAF TOBACCO, on Bond, in Dundalk, which they will sell cheap to close Sales. An APPRENTICE will be taken who can write a Fair hand. ( 891) NEWRY, Sept. 1. NEWRY. 1 0 ODD WINE A" D SIX" FEET DEALS, arrived - I Jl.^ 1 per the ANNA DO RET TIT', A, from DSONTHON, and on Sale by ANDREW AIKEN. September 5, 1812. ( 836 TO BE LET, THAT CONCERN, in North- street, now in the occu- pation of the Subscriber, which for situation, extent and convenience, so well known, as to render a particular description unnecessary. Possession of the Yard, Stores, and Office- Houses, may be had at the first day of Novem- ber ensuing ; and of the Dwelling- House at May next— A long Lease will be granted of these Premises to an eligible Tenant. ROBERT GETTY. Belfast, August 29. ( 841 TO BE LET, ACAPITAL STORE in Corn Market, containing a GROUND FLOOR and two extensive LOFTS, with- OFFICE complete.— Apply to WILLIAM PHELPS, No. 3 I. ime- Kiln Dock. August 10, 1812. , ( 743 NOTICE TO ARCHITECTS. rPHE COMMITTEE for Ere& ing an HOTEL and COM- 1 MERCIAL COFFEE- HOUSE in the Town of Dundalk ( on which the sum of £ 5000 is intended to be ex- pended), hereby give Notice, that they will pay THIRTY GUINEAS for the host, and TEN GUINEAS for the next best Plan, and Specifications of the Building, including Out- Offices, to be approved of by them, provided the Person giving in such Plan, & c. shall not hereafter be the Contrac- tor; the same to be delivered to their Secretary, on be- fore the first of O& ober next. Every necessary information will be given on application to Mr. JAMES JOFINSTON, No. 46, Bolton- street, Dublin; or to GRAHAM JOHNSTON, Secretary. DUNDALK, August 28. ( 876 NOTICE TO MARINERS. '; pHE TRUSTEES for carrying into effeft an 1 Aift of Parliament for rendering the NAVIGATION in the FRITH and RIVER of CLYDE more safe and com- modious, have ere& ed a LIGHT HOUSE on the POINT OF TOWARD, a low rocfcy situation near the entrance to Rothesay Bay, on the west side of the Frith; and give this public Notice, that the same wilt be Lighted on the first of November next. Its bearing, coming in Channel from the Cumray Light House, is by the compass N. N. E. § E. distance 9f miies ; and, from the Clongh Light House, W. S. W. J S. distance 6f miles< To distinguish the Toward Light from the others in the Frith, it is constructed TO REVOLVE HORIZON PAL- LY, presenting a bright and dim light, alternately, in every direction, except on the N. E. side, where so much of it is totally darkened as to prevent its being seen from the Rocks called Che Captains Bridges' off luellan— and the Gantocks off Denoon ; so that Vessels navigating along the shore to the Northward of this Light, by being careful to keep it in sight, will avoid any risque from these Rocks. 922) Glasgow, 7th Sept. 1812. GOTTENBURGH MAIL. NOTICE. ALL PERSONS are desired to take Notice, the Moun- tains of Cornbuck, Corkey, & c. in Glenbush, the pro- perty of Mrs. HOME, will be poisoned foithwith, and that the keepers have siri< a orders to shoot all Dogs that may be seen thsreon. 829) Li3anow Castle, 7th September, 1812. " KNOCK FLOUR MILLS & CONCERN. rpo BE SOLD BY AUCTION, on SATURDAY, 3d jl Oflober, on the Premises, with every Machinery for Manu acturing Flour of the first Quality, with extensive Stores — Also, all the UTENSILS for carrying on the Starch Business, in the most extensive manner, in a complete Wall- ed- in Yard— Also, all the MACHINERY and APPARA- TUS for carrying on the Button Blue Business, with Houses complete, on a very extensive scale. Ali the MACHINERY for carrying on the different Branches of Business nearly pew, and in the most complete order. It is altogether one of the completest Concerns in the North of Ireland, as the Purchaser would not have one Shilling to expend on the whole Premises. . The Concern consists of the Mills Starch Yard, Blue Housrs, Drying Lofts, Two Acres of Land, together with a Miller's House and Garden, all held for a term ot Years from first of November, 1812, provided two good Lives in being last so long, at the yearly Rent of =£ 40.— This Concern has every advantage to make it complete, be- ino- well supplied with Water, and a very large suppiy ol the purest Spring Water from a Pump in the Yard, equal to more than the Starch Bu- iness requires. For further Particulars, apply to SAMUEL HEWITT, 22, Prince's- street, Belfast; or JOHN HEWIIT, Knock Mill, who will shew the Premises. Any person wishing to purchase privately before the day of sale, apply as above, of which due notice will be given. Terms at Sale. (. 919 NOTICE. ALL former permissions for Shooting on my Estates in the Counties of Down and Antrim, are from this date withdrawn ; and those Gentlemen who wish in future to have leave, will give in their names at the Castle- OlEce, Belfast. DONEGALL- Donegall- House, Aug. 22. ( 8SS NOTICE. THERE will be a General Jubilee for the GAME of all descriptions, on the Estates of the Right Hon. KARL O'NEILL, in the County of Antrim, this Season, and all for- mer permissions to shoot are hereby recalled. The Tenants and Garm'- Keepers having received the most positive orders to attend to the preservation of the Game in their several districts, all Poachers and unqualified Persons found trespassing thereon, will be dealt with according to Law. 763) August 12, 1812. ONE HUNDRED POUNDS REWARD. WHEREAS, on the Night of FRID AY the First, or the Morning of SATURDAY the Second day of May last, a number of Persons unknown, assembled at NEW- CASTLE QUA7, in the Barony of Ards, and County ofDown, and did maliciously cut the MAST, BOWSPRIT, SHROUDS, & c. & c. of the Sloop BOUNTY, of Portaferry. Now, in order to bring to condign punishment, the per- petrator or perpetrators thereof, we do hereby offer a Re- ward of One Hundred Pounds Sterling, to be paid in proportion to the sums respectively annexed to our Names, to such Person or Persons as will within Twelve Months from the date hereof, discover on and pro- secute to conviftion, the Person or Persons guilty of said outrage, or the sum of TWENTY POUNDS, for such private information as may lead to the convitStion of any ol the concerned. And we do hereby pledge ourselves to make application to the LORD LIEUTENANT, for the pardon of such Person or Persons, if concerned in the above Felony, as may, give such information against accomplices as may lead to his or their conviction. Dated POKTAFERRY, May 11, 1812. N. B. The original Subscription Paper, amounting to SO, is lodged with Mr. THOMAS JACKSON, of Porta- f, rry, one of the Church Wardens of the united Parish of Bnllypbilip, Slans, & c. ( 840 SPEECH or THE CROWN PRINCE OF SWEDEN To the Deputies of the Estates, on their dismissal, the 18th August. To the Knighthood and Nobility.— Good Gentle- men of the Knighthood and Nobility, the assembly of the kingdom which has now arrived at its conclu- sion, will be remarkable in the annals of our country, notwithstanding that the din of arms is resounding from the Dwina to the banks of the Tagus, notwith- standing the animosity of some of our neighbours, your consultations have rendered themselves remark- able, by that coolness which is always the proof of valour and justice. The order of Knighthood and the Nobility have obtained fresh claims to their King's respect and friendship. This estate will always fol- low the noble example left them by their forefathers, and the sacrifice of life itself when the honour of their country is concerned, will always be considered by hem as the dearest and most precious of their rviyi-. eges. Should circumstances require it, should there be no hope for Sweden pursuing her way in peace, then will your King have recourse to your manly courage, and our watch- word shall be " God, Liberty, and our native country." To the Clergy.— Good men of the reverend class of the clergy, I have perceived with pleasure, and have sufficiently understood to estimate the peace and unity which has shewn itself during this assemblage of the states of the kingdom. This unity, this sym- pathy in sentiment, so seldom perceived in numerous assemblies, has chiefly proceeded from the proofs of patriotism and attachment which have been given by all the estates of the kingdom. May ysur hearts therefore receive the most lively recompence in the consciousness of having contributed your efforts to a good purpose. On your return to your parishes, and to these places where the care of souls is reposed in you— endeavour to impress the commandments of Christ on every heart, and be never weary in spread ing the benevolent light of this doctrine— recommend to your prayers the King, our native country, and my son. • To the Estate of Burgher a.— Good men of the worthy class of citizens, the useful and respectable class of which you are the deputies will always enjoy the King's protection. Commerce, trade, and national industry, are the chief supports of the prosperity of a country. The attention which the King has shewn to their increase, may render you assured, that no unnecessary hindran- ces shall be laid in the way of your commercial spe- culations. His Majesty hopes that the estate of the burghers will second his endeavours for the support of the general credit, and the continuance of its prospe- rity. The King has, with pleasure observed the unity which swayed in your councils, when it was the ques tian to raise money, fdr the unavoidable exigencies of the state. I feel a real gratification in imparting to you this proof of his satisfaction. To the Estate of the Peasantry.— Worthy Swedes ! The love you have shewn towards your King, and the late proofs you have given of your at- tachment to his person, and to your country, would, if it were possible, increase the sentiments of regard for you, with which I have been impressed, ever since my first meeting you ; cot. iinue to tender Sweden conspicuous by your value and your virtues ; may the populace in other countries attain to such deserved re- gard as ysur country gives to you. The King nou- rishes an unlimited confidence in your sentiments towards him, and will never neglect to call upon the assistance of your estate. He will always regard yon as a support of his throne, and you may always ac- count him as the first defender of your rights and privileges. Should the critical circumstances in which Europe is placed, call on your children to defend our religion, our rights and our laws, I will go with them, participate in their toils, endeavour to relieve their ne- cessities, and so long as danger threatens, be to them as a father. Carry back to your habitations that spi- rit of union which has accompanied your step' in this diet, and again impress on those you left at home, that the happiness of the people consists in a close union with the Regent, aBd in sbedience to the laws of the kingdom. FRENCH PAPERS. BATTLE"~ OF POLOTSK. After the battle of Drissa, the Duke of Reggio, knowing that the enemy's General Wittgenstein had been reinforced by twelve third battalions from Du- naburg, and willing to draw him to an engagement near the defile below Pololsk, caused the 2d and 6th corps to be ranged in order of battle below Polotsk. Gen. Witganstein attacked him on 16th and 17th. and was vigorously repulsed. The Bavarian division of de Wrede, of the 6th corps, has distinguished it- self. At the moment when the Duke of Reggio was making the dispositions to profit by the victory, and to close the enemy in the defile, he was struck on the shoulder by a Biscayen. His wound, which is of a serious nature, obliged him to cause himself to be transported to Wiina, but it did not appear that he made himself in any wise unquiet concerning the consequences. Gen. Gouvion St. Cyr has taken the command of the ' 2d and 6th corps. On the 17th, in the evening, the enemy retired through the defile. Gen. Verdier was wounded. Gen. Maison has suc- ceeded him in the command of his division. Our loss is estimated at 1000 killed and wounded. The loss of the Russians is triple ours; we have taken 500 prisoners. On the 18th, at four in the after- noon, Gen. Gouvion St. Cyr opened on the enemy, by causing his right wing to be attacked by the Bava- rian division. The enemy were thrown into complete route, and pursued for two leagues, as long as day- light permitted ; 20 pieces of cannon, and 1000 pri- soners, have remained in the power of the French army. The Bavarian General, Deroy, was wounded. BATTLE OF VALENTINA. On the 19th, at break- of- day, the bridge being fi- nished, the Duke of Elchingen crossed to the right bank of the Borysthenes, and pursued the enemy.— At one league from the town he encountered the ene- my's rear- guard. It was a division of 5 or 6000 men, stationed on fine heights. He caused them to be at- tacked with the bayonet. The position was carried, and our bayonets covered the field of battle with dead : 3 or 400 prisoners fell into our hands. The flying enemy retired on the 2d column, posted on the heights of Vulentina. The first position was carried by the 10th of the line, and towards four in the after- noon, the musketry fire was kept up against the whole of the enemy's rear- guaid, which presented about 15,000 men. The Duke of Abrantes had passed the Borysthenes at two o'clock, to the right of Smolensk, and he found himself close upon the rear of the enemy; he might, therefore, by marching \ vith divisions, in- tercept the great road to Moscow, and render the re- treat of the rear- guard difficult ; but mean time the other columns of the enemy's army which remained to be forced, being informed of the success, and of the rapidity of the first attaek, returned back the way they came. Four divisions then advanced to support their rear guard, and, among others, the divisions of grenadiers, which until now had not come forward ; 5 or 6000 men, cavalry, formed their right, whilst their left was covered by woods filled with tiraillieuis. It was of the greatest consequence to the enemy to keep this position as long as possible, it being a very, fine one, and apparently inexpugnable. We attached no less importance to it, in order to accelerate his re treat, and cause all the carriages filled with wounded and other articles to be abandoned, which was pro- tected by the rc$ r. guard. This was what gave rise to the battle of Valentina, one of the finest feats of arms in our military history. At six in the evening, the division of Gudin, which had been sent forward to support the 3d corps, from the moment when we perceived the great suc- cours that the enemy had sent to his rear- guard, pushed forward a column on the centre of the enemy's position, was supported by the division of Gen. Le- dru, and after an iiour's combat, forced the position. Count Gudin arriving with his division, was at the commencement of the action struck by a bullet, which carried off his thigh ; he died gloriously.— Gen. Gudin was one of the most distinguished officers in the army ; he was estimable for his moral qualities, as much as for his bravery and intrepidity. General Girard has taken the command of the division. The enemy have had eight Generals killed or wounded ; one of their Generals is taken prisoner. On the fol- lowing day, the Emperor distributed recompences, on the field of battle, to all the regiments who had dis- tinguished themselves; and as the 127th, which is a new regiment, had behaved itself well, " his Majesty granted this regiment the right of carrying an eagle, a right it had not before enjoyed, never having, until this time, been present in any battle. These recom- pences, given on the field of battle, in the midst of the dead, the dying, the wounded, and the tro- phies of victory, offered a spectacle truly military and imposing The enemy, after this battle, has preci pitated his retreat in such a manner, that on the 20th our troops m rched 20 leagues without being able v find the Cossacks, and every where picking up the wounded and the stragglt- rs. Our loss, in the battle of Valentina has been 600 killed, and 2600 wounded. That of the enemy, as the field of battle shews, is triple ; we have taken 1000 prisoners, mostly wounded.— Thus the only two divisions which had not suffered by the preceding combats of Mohilow, of Ostrovno, of Krasnei, and of Smolensk, have now done it by the battle of Valenti- na. All the intelligence r ceived confirm the account of the enemy running in full drive for Moscow; that his army has suffered much in the preceding engage- ments, and, besides this, experiences a great desertion. The Poles say to them, when deserting, " You have abandoned us without fighting,— what right then, can you have to exact from us to remain under colours ! The Russian soldiers of the provinces of Mohilow and Smolensk, likewise, take advantage of the proxi- mity of their villages to desert, and return to repose themselves in their own countries. The division of Gudin attacked with so much in- trepidity, that the enemy were persuaded it was the Imperial guards. The combat of Valentina may likewise be called a battle, as more than 30,000 men were engaged. It was, at least, an affair of the van- guard of the first rank. Gen. Grouchy, who was s- nt with his corps on the route to Donkovichina, found all the villages filled with dead and wounded ; and has taken three carriages, containing 900 wound- ed. The Cossacks have surprised at Liozna, ' an hos- pital of 200 sick Wirtemberg troops, which, through negligence, had not been forwarded to Witepsk.— In the midst of all these disasters, the Russians never cease to chaunt Te Deums ; they convert every thing into a victory ; but in spite of the ignorance and - bru- tality of these people, this begins to appear ridiculous to them, and even too gross. NEW DRURY THEATRE. That the form of the house before the curtain is circular to the extent of three- fourths of the circumference of a circle, our Readers have al- ready been informed. The company in the dress- boxes, are effectually secured from the annoyances to which, in every other Theatre, they have been subject, as well in their seats from the scenes passing within their hearing in the basket, as in the passing to and from their boxes, by the access af the loose com- pany that frequent the lobbies-. By a judicious arrangement of the Committee that offensive nuisance, the basket, is omitted altogether, and the company going to or coming from the dress- boxes, have to meet with the promiscuous fre- quenters of the other circles of boxes only, in passing up or down the first flight of the grand staircase, where, except by accident, no scene can ever be encountered offensive to propriety or de- corum. The grand entrance to the Theatre is in Vine- gar- yard ; and in order to prevent the confusion of promiscuous crowds, the company going to all parts of the house have distinct and inde > endent avenues to the respective purts. There is no saloon on the floor level with the dress- boxes The space in other Theatres occupied with the nuisance of that description is - appropri , ted to the grand staircases, of which there are two, of equal extent; one at each extremity of the compartment of the building in which they are placed, and both continued up to the second tier of boxes. On en- tering the outer door of the Theatre, the company get into an anti- room, over which the grand sa- loon is placed, and extending the whole length across the'buildiog, with the exception of two mall apartments at each extremity, intended fot the accommodation of the company going to the pit, between which and the gre it anti- room there are on each side doors, which are to ba kept lock- ed, in order to keep the compiny apirt, until the doors of the Tne. itre are opened. In the centre of the interior uvaM of this an'i- room, are the pay doors, after passing which the company get into another apartment, of eq'i il ex- tent, at the extremity of which, on either side, is a grand staircase, consisting of one flight of stepi, twelve feet wide, and two la'eral flights of six feet each, so that whatever persons ascend the first great flight, may, with ease, by dividing on ihe landing, asc.- nd W the two minor flights to the next floor. As this apartment is placed betweep the outer anti- room and the greater bo iv of rlie Theatre, it could not be ligh'ed laterally from windows. The contrivance for supplying this want is by a dome, which lets in the light, from the top. In the floor orer the apartment where the first grand staircases are placed, there is a circular aperture, of the same extent as the area of the dome at its b? se, enclosed with elegant iron- railing, through which the light is admitted into the apart, ment below. Upon arriving on the first floor, a new and more splendid scene opens to the view of the company. On either extremity of the apartment into which they enter, and which corresponds, in exten', » i h that immediately under it, there is a grand stair- case, of the same dimensions as those below, lead- ing to the second tier of boxes. In the centre is the dome, shedding its floods of light over the who'ta apartment, and under the dome the circular- raiW aperture which gives light and prospect to the company below, apd enables those above to see all the company that pass upon the lower stair- cases. This apartment communicates, by a com- modious opening in the centre, with the grand saloon, which is immediately over the anti- room, without the pay doors ; and, like it eifends across the whob building, the parts at each extremity corresponding with the apartments below for the accommodation of the pit company, being appio- priated as refreshment room « . There is not a place in the house from which a considerable portion of the stage cannot be con- venien ly seen. By a slight alteration of the origi- nal plan, the persons on the back scats of the boxes next the stage will have a full view of more than three- fourths of the stage, the proscenium springing from the back, instead of the front of the boxes, as in other theatres. We cannot conclude, without noticing a m st ingenious contrivance, by which all the treat do - s of the Theatre are so formed and put up, that in the event of their being closed, in case of al- ifrn, when a crowd may be pressing towards them from within, and it might be impossible to op'n thetn inwards, the very pressure from within will mike the frames revolve upon an axis, and throw the doors wide open to the outside. A Correspondent writes from the Isle of Wight, that there is now growing at the Parsonage- house of Shanklin, a myrtle, of the broad- leaved kind, whose extraordinary dimensions afford a st- ong evidence of the mildness of the climate. Its foli- age covers the whole front of the house, which is lofty and sp. icious. Some of the largcrjbranches were lopped off not long ago, on account of their too exuberant growth, and the timber was applied to many useful purposes : it was found to bear a considerable resemblance to mahogany. The public have been led into rather a ludicrous mistake from the French Bulletin . ta ing that O'J- dinot had received a wound in the shoulder from a Biscayan ! The word in French is a synonime, and also signifies a rifle or rifle bullet* or, as some will have it, a small piece of ordntnee like a how- itzer, only mounted. It takes its name from its being first used in the province of Biscay, as Bayo- net from Bayonne, Howitzer from the inventor Howitz— as we say Shrapnell from Colonel Siirap- nell, who first introduced this destruttixe missile into our service. At a late meeting of the Committee of the Bos* ton Agricultural Society, a premium of 10g< was adjudged to Mr. Wm. Hovvden of Boston' for construfling a machine by which the produce' of an acre of corn was completely threshed, and the straw raked off, in forty minutes. At Lancaster, Aug. 25, Mr. Martin Lolley was found guilty of Bigamy. The first marriage was proved to have been solemirfzed in England some years ago, tlic fruits of which are several ehiid. t ; n, and the second was contracted in the beginning of the present year, the first wife being still alive. On the prisoner's behalf several witnesses ware examined, by whom it was proved, that previous to the second marriage a divorce had b- en sued for, and obtained, in Scotland, by the first wife, on the ground of adultery. The Depute Com missary Clerk and a Solicitor in the Commissary or Cons'storial Court at Edinburgh were examined as to the mode of proceeding in such cases, and it appeared, that previous to a divorce being ob- tained, it is always customary and necessary to give evidence of the real grounds upon w hich" the pursuer seeks for the divorce; and that the Court be fully satisfied that there is no collusion betwixt the parties. They said that there had been several instances of divorces being obtained in that n? in- ner, where the parties were natives of England, and the marriage solemnized there, and recognised as legal; but upon their being as'. c.' d vhcther they ever knew of an English marriage h-. ivi-. ig been dis- solved by the decree of the fois uissary Court in Scotland, and that decree aftci-. vir. ls recognised in England, or by any of the Courts th .- r shay answered that they could- not cotidesci- wl o: i any instance, and believed that the point had not yet been determined in England. The Jury, by the direction'of his Lordship, brought in a verdict of Guilty, but reserved the case for the consideration of Trr'dye Jud- NV.. BELFAST C ; MMRRC1AL CliROiNICLE. HALIFAX PAPERS. HALIFAX. JULY 24.— On Tuesday last the Le- gislature Assembly met, when his Excellency Sir* John C. Sherbrooke was plea ed to open the Ses- lion witli th* following speech :— " Mr. President and Gentlemen of his Majesty's Council. " Mr Speaker and Gentlemen sf the House of Assembly. " Thp Government of the United States having declared war against Great Britain and her depen- dencies, I have felt ir my duty to convene the Ge-^ neral Assembly on this occasion, as from the local situation of the province, its safety and interests are likely to he so materially afleCted by this event. " Mr. Speaker and Genthmen of the House of Assembly, " I fully confide in your liberality and wisdom to make the necessary provision for the extra pay allowed by the Statute for the Militia when embo- died ( part of which force I have alreadv directed to be called into aCtual service,) and for such other c* pences as the security of this province, at this important crisis may demand. " Every facility in my power shall be given you to afford such information as yon mav wish, rela- tive to the receipts and expenditure of ( he public money since you last met, and upon all other sub- jects which you may require. " Mr. President and Gentlemen of his Majesty • Council. " Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly, " I shall rely upon your assiduous exertions to expedite the public business as much as possible, and I make no doubt, but that you will agree j with me in the necessity of putting the province into such a respectable state of defence as shall secure its safety, against any attack which may be meditated against it. This necessary duty per- formed, I shall have great pleasure in releasing you from further attendance for the present." Yesterday the Speaker of thf House of Assem- bly waited on his Excellency with the following Address:—. " May it please your Excellency, " We, the Representatives of his Majesty's loyal people of Nova Scotia, beg leave to thank your Excellency for your Speech at the opening of the present Session, and for convening the General Assembly, on the occasion of the war declared by the Government of the Hutted States of America against Great Britain and her dependencies; a war by which the safety and interests of this province are likelv to be materially affeCted. " We thank your Excellency for the assurance you have made us relative to the receipts and ex. penditure of the public money, and your Excel lency may rely upon our making such provision lor he services, recommended in vour Excellen- cy's speech, as the importance of those services reqtiirf- s.^ " We shall use our utmost exertions to expedite the public business, and most cheerfully adopt tuch measures as shall be necessary to put the province in the best possible state of defence. " We have great satisfaction in assuring your Excellency of the loyal and affeflionate attach- ment of our Constituents to his Majesty's Petson and Government ; and we have the most entire confidence that, under the blessing of Divine Pro- vidence, and powerful protection of the Parent Ktnte, their patriotism and spirit, guided by the greatly- distinguished talents to which the com- mand of this province is entrusted, will be ade- quate to die preservation of the security and tran- quillity it has so long enjoyed." ANSWER. " Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the House of As- sembly, " Your present Address is peculiarly gratifying to me, and d' mands my sincere thanks. I shall place the fullest reliatipe upon the loyalty and patriotism of your Constituents, and on your zeal- ous exertions for the public good, to enable me to repel any attempts that may be made by the enemy upon the coasts of this province." HALIFAX, JULY 31— His Excellency the Go- vernor, with the advice and consent of his Majes- ty's Council, has deemed it expedient to suspend for the time being, the sailing of merchants' ships and coasting vessels, from the ports and harbwurs of this province, till proper convoys be appointed for their protection. ST. JOHN'S, N. B. JULY 27— Friday morning, in consequence of intelligence having been received of several American vessels of war having made their appearance at Passamaquaddy, the Ameri- can prisoners on board the Spartan were landed in this city, and lodged in our gaol, when the Spartan got under weigh, and proceeded down the bay with a fine breeze. PROVINCIAL P AP LI AME NT OF LOWER CA- NADA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. QUEBEC, JULY 16 — This day, at two o'clock, his Excellency the Goetnvor in Chief opined the Session with the following Speech :— " Gentlemen of the Legislative Council, and Gen- tlemen of the House of Assembly, " I meet you in Provincial Parliament, at a time when we are called upon by every principle of duty, and every consideration of interest, to exert our united efforts in the suppoit of his Ma- jesty's rights, and tor the defence of this important position of his dominions. " It is deeply to be regretted that the deter- mined hostile disposition of the American Geveru- sment has hust rated the earnest endeavours of his Majesty for the preservation of amity with the United States, and that it has finally manifested itself in a declaration of war, notwithstanding the convincing proofs so repeatedly afforded by his Majesty, of ihe justice of his cause, of the mode- ration of his pretensions, and of his sincere desire for the continuance of peace. " To meet this unexpected event, I re'y with the ful'eet confidence upon the spirit of his Majes- ty's snbjeCts in this province, upon iheir attach- ment to, and zeal for the religion of their fore- fathers, iheir loyalty to their Sovereign, and upon their ardent love for the true interests of their country, and a^ I feel satisfied that they are not to be iniijiiidated by the^ irisidious efftrs of the enemy, I depend implicitly, under Divine Providence, upon their best exertions, aid d ^ y the courage and ' oyalty of the militia, and bv the va- lour, skill, and discipline of his Majes'y's regular forces, for repelling every hostile attempt that may be made upon this colony." " Gentlemen of the House of Assembly, " I observe with concern, that the necessary establishments of the militia force', together with various services and operation's of the approaching campaign, will be attended with considerable ex- pence j but I rely on your wisdom and public spirit, for such supplies as the circumstances and exigencies of our affairs may be found to require, and I take this opportunity of assuring you they shall be faithfully applied." " Gentlemen of the Legislative Council, and Gen- tlemen of the House of Assembly, " It will afford me the greatest satisfaction, if in the execution of the duties to which I am call- ed, by the important station in which his Majesty has been pleased to place me, I shall be instru- mental in the defence of the counry, and in the maintenance of the rights, the happiness, and pros- perity of his Majesty's subjects in this part of his empire. It gives me sincere pleasure to assure you, that the good conduCt and increasing dis- cipline which I have lately witnessed in the incor- porated battalions of m; litia, encourage the expec- tation, that they will materially contribute ro this important objeCt. Feeling persuaded, that I can rely upon your assistance and co- operation in what- ever measures may be deemed necessary for the public welfare and safety, and trusting that they will be decisive in character and prompt in execu- tion, I look forward with confidence to a happy issue of the new contest in which we are engaged." INDIA. INTELLIGENCE FROM JAVA. CALCUTTA, Uncart 12. With the exception of the usual details of ship- ping intelligence, the only article of information received by the late arrivals from the eastward, which appears worthy of notice, is the account of an insurrection, said to have taken place at the Dutch settlement of Palambang, on the eastern coast of Sumatra. This intelligence is communi- cated in private letters from Malacca ; and, from the manner in which it had been conveyed to that settlement, theie is reason to fear that it is but too authentic. Itl's said that the Rajah of Palambang, who possesses te> ritories. to the southward, and who has long been engaged in extensive contracts for the supply of tin to the Dutch Government, had stimulated ' he Malay inhabi ants to this otrrage, on the first news of ihe destruction of the French pnwer in Java reaching the settlement. The whole European garrison, with their families, it is added, were put to death, to the number of about 200 souls, including m » ii, women, and children. A detachment of British troops, under the com- mand of Captain Phillips, of the Madras establish- ment, had pr< v ion sly sailed from Batavia, to take possession of Palambang ; where they would pro. bably arrive, in perfeCt ignorance of the bloody scene which had been aCted. The insalubrity of the climate of that colony, of which so much has been said, and from which so much has been apprehended, proves, in confor- mity with every previous account of any authen- ticity, to be confined almost exclusively to the town of Batavia, and one or two other stations along the coast. The troops posted in the interior enjoyed excellent health ; and all the Officers who have returned from thence to Bengal concur in repre- senting the country as one of the most delightful in the world. SURRENDER OF CALLINJUR. CALCUTTA, FSIRUABT 29. The public mind has been considerably agitat. ed, for some days past, by the various reports that have prevailed, relative te the operations of our army before Callinjur, which had not been attend, ed, in the first instance, with all ihe success that was anticipated. It is therefore, with unusual satisfaction, that we are enabled to announce the surrender of that fortress on the 8rh current, by capitulation; an event which, no doubt, would have been equally brought about by the continued operations of Colonel Martindell's force, but which in its present shape, is rendered doubly grateful by the consideration of the many brave men, whose lives may thereby be saved to their country. On the morning of the 28th ult. ( Ian.) the town of Callinjur, situated at the foot of the hilt on which the fort is built, towards the north- east angle, was occupied by a detachment under the command of Major Bartlett Kelly, consisting of the two grenadier and light companies of the 2d, and one grenadier and light company of the ,5th native infantry. This party scaled the walls of the place, which was immediately abandoned by the enemy, the latter retiring into the outworks of the fort, and towards the summit of the hill, from whence a very heavy, but ill directed and ineffec- tual fire of matchlocks, varied by the occasional discharge of a gun from the ramparts, was pre- sently opened. No individual of the detachment sustained any injury i and the fire having ceased, they were allowed to occupy the place without further molestation. On the evening of the 30th all the'flank companies were called in, to be ready for the storm ; and battalion companies were ac- cordingly sent to relieve those which occupied the town. The breach in the north side angle of the fort appearing to be quite practicable, the storming party marched to the attack, at sunrise, on the morning of the 2d current, under the command of Lieut - Colonel Mawbey. It consisted of five companies of his Majesty's 53d regiment, to- gether with all the flank companies of the line, 26 in number, and constituting together a force of about two thousand rank and tile. These were formed into three columns ; the first of which was commanded by Lieut.- Colonel Mawbey in per- son, the second by Lieut.- Colonel Roderick Frazer, and the third by Major Cumberlege. ' Ihe first column, consisting of the five compa- nies of the 53d, and two companies of sepoy gre- nadiers, led the way up the hill by a path pievi- ously prepared by the pioneers, until they arrived within a short » r! istanre of the breach. Here they > habed until "' apr Kellv should c^ mTifnce a false attacV from the sid<" of the tow, wheh was to be the signal for storming. In the meanwhile their : approach was discovered by the enemy, who, as thev moved on towards the breach, • pce^ vcd th^ m i with a very sh arp fire of musketry, accompanied j with a tremendous volley of massy stones, which carried destruction wherever they fell. On com- ing close to the wall, the party were stir rized to find the ascent quite impracticable. A precipice i 20 feet high, and, for the last six feet, nearly per- ; pendicular, was to be surmounted before they could eain the breach. Tn vain they endeavoured . to plant their ladders under a shower of stones, on ground which crumbled under thepa at every touch ; and th » efforts " of the few who ascpnded were alike ineffectual to throw themselves into the breach. After a struggle continued for two hours ; with a bravery and perseverance above all praise, i and a'most bevond example, they were compelled j to desist, and the retreat was sounded. j Our Lss on this occasion, WP are sorry tn sav, } has been heavy. The killed and wounded of the 531 regiment, amounts, we understand, ro 122 men, among whom are included all the Officers present, except Colonel Mawbey and another — This loss fell principally on the grenadier com- pany, who led the storm, and who are said to have been 70 strong when they advanced to the breach, have returned only seventeen. The native part of the column suffered comparatively little, having only 58 killed and wounded in all. Captain J. Fraser, and Lieutenant and Adjutant Nice, of the 53d, lost their lives by musket- shots. Captain Cuppage, of that Ci- rps is mentioned as dange ous- ly wounded ; as were also Captain Coultman and Andrews and Lieutenants Stuart, Stone, Young, Booth, Davies, and Ctuice. The only Officer of the Company's service who is said to have suilered is Lieutenant R. C. Faithful, of the pioneers, who received a severe contusion from a stone in the side. The Kellahdar of Callinjur renewed his nego- ciations with the Agent of the Governor- General, shortly after the failure of the attack, and it was understood that advices of the 4th instant ( Feb.), received last week by express, gave great reason to expeCt the immediate surrender of the place ; it was even added, that hostages from the fort had actually arrived in camp. An interval, however, :• of several days having elapsed, without any en firmation of this intelligence, doubts on the subjeCt begin to revive, when a second express arrived yesterday morning, bringing certain information of the aCtual occupation of Callinjur by a detach- > ment of Colonel Martindell's force. Frh LONDON, September Sir Home' Pophr. m has transmitted a report which reached him from Saldanha, stat ing, that Joseph Bonaparte had BEEN TAKEN PBISONFR at Taran- zon, and the troops he had with him totally de Commodore Rogers's squadron, but one of the j felted. Sir Home gives this report as he rtceiv- 1 I. No crtnin intelligence had been rec- ived of SPANISH PAPERS. BILEOA, AUG. 15 The French troops evacu- ated this town on the morning of the 11th, on which day and the following morning the Spanish troops, and the three battalions which had been armed in this Lordship of Biscay, entered, amidst acclamations anc public rejoicings. Senor Dor Renovales. Commandant- General of the Piovin- ce- s, and Senor Porlier, General of she vanguard division of the 7> b army, have arrived. On the morning of the 13 h, the Freneh troops approach- ed, but our Spaniards and brave Biscayan youth waited for them at the advanced points, keeping up the whole evening of the ,13th instant, a brisk fire which obliged the enemy to encamp in Vigo- ria and the fortification of Morro, but yesterday morning ( the 14th) our troops attacked the enemy, drove them from their positions, and pursued them in their retreat to Zornoso, out valient men re- maining masters of this place ; yesterday was a glorious day for our arms, by the complete victory gained over the enemy, who. shamefully flsrl.— His excellency the General in Chief, Menduabelj has just ai rived; to- night the town and the thea. tre are illuminated. To- morrow all the young in this town, between the ages of 17 and 45, with- out exception, will be enlisted. The ardour with which our Biscayan youth run to arms in defence of our beloved country, is inconceivable. Al- ready we have three battalions, composing 9500 men armed, but not clothed, and ready to march against the enemy. CADIZ PAPERS. CADIZ, AUGUST 25— The greatly desired mo. ment is arrived, when we behold the haughty and insulting foe broken down and humbled even on these coasts of the Peninsula. The siege of Cidiz is raised ! The brilliant triumphs and progress of the Ali'ed Army, te I on by the great English General, have air- adv produced the most felici- tous results. The siege of Cadiz has been raised and its safety ensured in the plains of Salamanca. The tenacity of the Vandal Soult, in retarding this happy moment, will, in the end, prove greatly advantageous to the common cause. This day at dawn, commenced the public de- struction of his works, redoubt', batteries, powder magazihes, & c. The obscurity ot the over- night was not sufficient to screen his coerced determi- nation, as we could hear the repeated explosions of magazines; the light of day gave us to behold the flight of the V • dais. The formidable work at La Cabaznela ceased to ekist at one in the morning, and at ten we took possession of that point, and our batks navigated the late terrible shore occupied by the enemy. The advance of our troops to the front of the ling most oppor- tunely added to the embarrassments of the ene- my, precipitated his retreat, and destroying those trains which were just laid for the explosion of the remaining magazines. The greaur part of the battering cannon along his line were left untouch- ed, or badly spiked. Neither have their launches been burned, but numbers were sunk: a great quantity of sabres and other arms were found in the salt pits;' the sutiling booths and infirmaries were left on fire.— Such was the confused precipi- tation of Soult! On the quay, at eleven, the Masters of the ves- sels exultingly cried out, " Who will embark for the port?" Dispositions will be made without delay for that purpose ; but the enemy's cavalry remained in the fields near St. Mary's all the morning, in order to cover the retreat, and to shelter the last of the redoubtable besiegers of Cadiz. However, we shall ere long see thos § heroes engaged* American Papers speaks of an action with a i. n- tish frigate, in which the redoubtable Commo- dore's ship had 11 men ki'led. Y sterday Louis ' be Eighteenth, the Count De Artois, th^ Dues De B urbon and Berrie, the Doc and D'icbpss of Angoulome, with their suite of attendants, Ipft town on a visit to the Earl and C untess of Essex, at their seat Cashiobury, in Hertfordshire. Our Dover letter mentions a report brought by a vessi l into the Downs, of three days hard fighting in Russia— that on the 3d the Russians were successful, 20,000 Cossacks having opportunely joined ttie Rus- sian nrmv, and that Bon-' oirte owed bis safety to the swiftness of his horse. Th^ se probably are the battles mentioned in the two last French Bulletins. I ed it -( Sun.) A letter from an Officer, dated 21 st ult. at Elva=, says—" You may soon expect to hear of the defeat of Marshal Soult, as General Hills, army is in motion, combined with movements by General Maitland and Marquis Wellington." A few evenings since, a man after drinking the whole day with a recruiting party, at the Mer- maid public house, in I. rwin's Mead, Gloucester, attempted to take French leave by the back cfoor ; when he fell into the river Fropme, and was drowneH. On 31st ult. a mm in Kirkintilloch, while cutting a large ash- tree across, made a very singular disco- very. When he had got through it he observed the centre of the tree much decayed, and something like moss making its appearance, he accordingly drugged it out with a small stick, when to the amazement of a number of people assembled, it proved to be a bird's nest lull of shells* several of which were got out. en- tire; they were all empty, and had never been hatch- ed. The moss and other materials of which the nest was composed were perfectly distinguishable. The tree was about 15 inches in diameter, and no aperture was perceived where the bird could have had entrance — from the size and colour of the eggs they a. pear to have been that of a wood wren. A Leeward Island mail ariived this morning, but brought no news of much importance. The packet passed thro' the fleet, which sailed from St. Thomas's 31 st July, under convoy of the Amaranthe and other ships of war, on the 5th of August, in lat. 25. 8. long. 64. 39. • BELFAST COURSE OF EXCHANGE, , Vc. SEPT 14.— Be'fast cm Lon. lon ( 21 its.) 8-| 8j per cent. Belfast on Dublin ( 61 vis.) 1 ptj- cent. Belfast on Glasgow ? J per cent. fmsn, SMPT. 9— per cent. Gov. Deb 72| .5 per cent. Ditto 100| ENGLISH, SEPT. 7.— 3 per cent. Consols'or Acc 56 J SEPT. 9.— Dub. on Lqn. | SEPT 7.— Lon. onUub. 9ii AR8IV2B. MAILS SINCE OUR LA8T. DUI 2 Bv DONAGHADE*...:..... 0 2 Bv DUBLIN..... O The Inglis, Cupt. Iluy, will be dispatched at j the India- House, on Tuesday next, for Bengal ! mid China. The Inglis stiiled from the Lower Hope this morning, for Portsmouth, and - tvi;! pro- ceed on her voyage as soon as possible. Several other Indiamen arc taking in their cargoes,; hut the Inglis is the only one that is expected to sail for any port of Ituliaduring the present month.— r pit. 1. j BELFAST, Wednesday, September 1( 5, • i A letter to a Mercantile House in this town, was yesterday received from their Correspondent in Liverpool, dated the 12th, which mentions the arrival of a Second Edition of the London Courier, containing a rumour of ihe capture of King Jo- seph, Marshal Soult, and also Com. llodgers. We have delayed putting this Paper to press, till the latest hour, in order that by the arrival of the London Prints of Saturday, we might be en- abled to ascertain the degree of credit due to this important. information. At present, however, we can only say, the intelligence has strong, grounds ° f probability for its support. The situation of SOULT, after raising the Siege of Cadiz, it will be observed, was critical in the extreme, if not altogether desperate. His line of retreat, would doubtless be towards the north- east, in order, if possible, to effect a junc- ! tion with Suchet or King Joseph, in Valencia. Accordingly, letters from Lisbon state, that Soult in his routa, had destroyed the fortifications of Seville, and demolished the Carthusian convent in its vicinity, which served as a citadel. On the other hand, General Hill is represented at moving upon Cordova, in concert with the Marquis Wellington from Madrid. Soult would thus have Lord Wellington and General Hill upon his front and left flank, and the division of Ballasteros, with the army set at liberty by the raising the Siege of Cadiz, in his rear. If the gallant armies of Marquis Wellington and Gen_ Hill, formed a junction, there can be little doubt of the result; and we anxiously expect to hear of the annihilation of Soult's army, and also that of King Joseph, and the complete emancipa- tion of the whole of Andalusia, from the domi- nion of France. As to Commodore RODGEUS, if he has fallen in with a British lorce, of his own strength, we cannot hesitate to believe that his capture must be the consequence. Some fur. her interesting extracts are given fiom the last American and French Papers. Parts Papers to the 8th inst came to hand last night. They contain no fresh intelligence from the theatre of war in the north of Europe, but give some further details relative to Smolensko. The Russians have fallen b. sqk a little further, in the direction of Moscow. It seems confirmed that Massena has passed through Bayonne, to take tl: e command ot Marmont's army, with a reinforce- ment of 10,000 men— The Paris papers are en. tirely silent upon the subject of the late frequent deliberations of, the Conservative Senate—( Pilot.) The Neptune and John have arrived at Ply. mouth from Quebec : they sailed five weeks since, in company with a fleet consisting of about 72 sail, under convoy of the Savage, r. f 16 guns.—. The information they bring is, that the Eriii h troops had marched from Quebec into the ime* rior, in older to commence oj era ions against the Americans, who had appeared in force in Upp'r Canada, and had taken Amherst, aud a few other forts of little consequence.' The Canadians h.^ expressed their determination to support the Bri » tish. Quebec was very strongly fortified, ar. d no apprehensions were entertained for jits safety. Sun. SICILY.— Government this morning receivel dispatches from Lord William Bentinck, at Sicily of a most gratifying nature. One of the first acts of the Sicilian Parliament was to abolish the old Constitution of the Island entirely, and to sub- stitute a system founded upon the model of th it of Great Britain. The obnoxious feudal system which hus so long kept the greater part of mo- dern Europe in thraldom and vassalage, is thus at an end in Sicily. The change h'p. s been received with universal joy throughout the whole island. ( Star.) Part of the Quebec Fleet is arrived, and there- are no apprehensions entertained for the safety o£ the remainder. The fleet amounted to 80 sail, and parted 17 days since to the eastward of the Banks of Newfoundland. The Mirerva frigate, with seven transports, and 1,000 troops, were going up to Quebec as the above ships came down the river. One of the transports,. No, 239, with 2000 soldiers, having parted the convoy, Was c > p. tured by the American frigate Essex, but ransom* ed for 12,000 dollars .—( Courier). SECOND EDITION. CHRONICLE OFFICE, Wednesday morning, Six o'Clock. Since writing the above, a Packet by express has arrived at this Office with the London Papers of the 12th. The following are the only articles of ntelligence they afford ; — London, Saturday, Sept. 12. \ We yesterday mentioned a rumour of Joseph Baonaparte havirg been taken,; we undurstnd that The Alphea, which arrived on Wednesday at Falmouth from Halifax ard New. York, sailed from the latter place on the S 1st July, nine days prior to the departure of the Pacific, arrv > d at Liverpool, which brought the last papers. When the Pacific sailed, the Gleaner ban arrived, and was at New- York, awaiting the tetorn of a Mes. senger sent off to the seat of ihe American Go- vernment, with the Dispatches relative to the Re. peal of the Orders in Council. Mr. Baker, Secre- tary to Mr. Foster, had remained after Mr. Foster's departure, in order to open the dispatches, and to afford an immediate channel of intercourse for any return of amicable disposi'ion on the part of the American Government. Mr. G. Barclay had gone up from New- York with the dispatches. Meetings had been held of the inhabitants of Massachusets, Hampshire, and other parts of the Union, to pass Resolutions on the impolicy of the- war. The American Papers were brought by the Pacific, arrived at Liverpool. Eighty- five Eng- lish passengers came home in the Pacific, under a flag of truce. From the number of Meetings id the County of Down, for establishing Bible Societies, it is exT peCted a general one may be formed for it. Yesterday Lord Firnham arrived at Don igh i- dee from Portpatrick. Last night Lord Kinsale, and Governor De- cency, arrived at Donaghadee from Portpatrick. Among, probably, a thousand other similar instances that could be given of the prolificntsa of the present blessed harvest, the fallowing fact is not unworthy notice :— There is at Harrow, an oat field which hns yielded ten quarters per acre. The plants were in gerteral of uncommon growth. Some of the finest were selected, when one of them being measured, it proved to be six* feet in length, and one inch and one- eighth in girth. This single straw bore 237 grains. The field is the property of Lord Northwick. The Treasurer of tbe Belfast Hospital and Dispell- stry has received from the executois of the late r Tlios. Dogherty, of the Enniskillen dragoons, ( who died in this neighbourhood), Fifty Pounds for the use of those chanties. The Retiro is not a park liks enclosure adja- cent to Madrid, but the ancient p dace of the Spanish Monarchs, and inhabited as such until the two last reigns, when Charles 11. who com- pleted the new palace, at'the western side of his metropolis, repaired thither with his Court. The Palace d'El Bueno Retiro, is seated rather on an eminence at the east side of the city, and is sur- rounded by extensive grounds and garden'. In BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHROtflCLF. ttiis venerable, but now much- mutilated edifice, Charles V. who was King of Spain as well as Emperor of Germany, meditated the establish, ment of a universal monarchy in Europe, and his son Philip II. who, as far as in him lay, emulated the ambitious conduct of his father, enjoyed, by vain anticipation, the imagined conquest of Eng- land 1 On the removal of the Court to the new palace, the Refiro, and its umbrageous walks were neglected, and fell into consequent decay. A part of the extensive pile of buildings were afterwards converted into a royal porcelain manufactory, called La China; other parts of it were allotted to the reception of a Museum, and also a Mena- gerie. Part of the gardens was also used as a botanical nursery. The whole, more or less, therefore, was by the Bourbon Princes assigned to objects of public utility. The Gallic plun- derers, on their obtaining possession of Madrid, instantly destroying these works of peace and civilization, converted this once- famed residence of royalty into a place of arms, or species of citadel, to menace and overawe the devoted city. Between the gardens of the Retiro, and the En- ceinte or inclosure of Madrid, run in a direction north and south, the famous walks and promen- ades of the Prado, which were the most magnifi- cent of their kind in Europe. GREENOCK, SEPTEMBER II. Arrived here yesterday, the Mereator^ Pejter, from Miramichi— sailed thence on 25th July. On 11th August, east of the I- land of Sc. Peter's, out about 7 leagues, descried a ship of war, under easy sail, standing to the southward, which had a very suspicious appearance, showing no colours, but not seeming to have any wish to intercept us. Five davs out disco » ered two vesselson fi: e ; went along- side one of them, found her to be a bri,;, lumber- loaded, at'd burnt nearly to the water's edge. She had a patent cambouse, bur no name or other mark discernible. Saw a quantity of wreck supposed to have come from the other vessel, to which we wtfni with the boat, and took from it a small piece of a foresail, marked G. Pmeyjohas, sail- maker, Dartmouth. The wreck consisted of masts, bow- sprit, yards sails, rigging, & c. but the swell of the sea prevented us from getting more of it, or ascer- taining further particulars. At the same lime in company, a brig ( the Askew, Weldridge, of Work- ington, bound to Ireland) picked up a boat mar fe- ed at the stern " Volunteer of Dartmouth." From this awful event it is conjeflured, that the ship of war previously seen was an enemy, and the petfre- trator of this destruction. The brig Askew, Joseph Wildridge, master, has, we learn, arrived at Bangor. ! The HOLTP/ OOD COTERIE, advertised in the Belfast News- Letter for Thursday 11th, is unavoidably postponed until THURSDAY, 2- Uh instant. Married. On Menday last, by the P^ v. Robert Acheson, Mr SAMUEL Htwirr, to Miss HER. OMAN. both of this town. On the 1st September, Sir HM) BLAND BURCES, of Bern Port, Sussex, Bart, to the Right Honourable Lady , MARSAKKT FORDYCE, sister to the Earl of Balcarras. Died. On the 31st August, at Clifton, England, aged 73, R. F. MANSFIELD. Esq. brother to Sir James Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. On the 5th instant, at Ballyaltin, in the County of Down, Mrs. M'GHIE, in the 74th year of her age, after a tedious illness, which she bore with christian patience. In her man- ner she was truly gentle, and to her family affedlionate and indulgent. In Banbridge, on Tuesday the 8: h instant, Mrs. M'MAIN, aged 62 years, wife of Mr. Wm. M'Main, Ealluly, most sin- cerely regretted by all who had the pleasure ® f her acquaint ance. Her loss will be long felt by the poor in her neigh- bourhood, to whom she was a kind and constant beuefadfress. BELFAST SHIP NEWS. The Minerva, Courtenay, for Liverpool, clears on Satur- day first. The armed brig Aurora, Starks, loading for London, sails first fair wind after Saturday first. The Swift, Neel, for Bristol, sails first fair wind after 21st instant. The armed brig Fadfor, M'Niece, is loading at London for this port. The Ltvant, M'Kibben, from Liverpool, arrived yester- day. The Kelly, M'llwain, sailed [ or Liverpool on Sunday. The St. Patrick Campbell, is loading for Liverpool, to sail first fair wind after Saturday, 19th inst. The Venus, Pendleton, for London, is detained by cj" i- trary winds only, * The Britannia, Aberdeen, is loading at London for this port, to sail on first delivery of the Teas from the Sales. The Margaret & Nancy, Gaibraith, for Glasgow ; and the Bee, Rankin, for Dublin, are loading, to sail in a few days. The Hawk, M'Cormick, fiom hence for Glasgow, ar- rived safe 10th inst. The Diana, M'Callum, at Glasgow; and the Dispatch, Jameson, at Dublin, are loading for Belfasc. PORT OF BELFAST. NEWKY SHIPPING LIST, For the Week ending the 12th inst. ARRIVED. • Easter, of Dartmouth, Downing, from Cardiff, oak bark. Harriet, of Beaumaris, Lewis, from Liverpool, rock salt. Perseverance, of Pwllhilly, Davies, from Liverpool, rock salt. Ability, of Pwllhilly, Jones, fr » m Liverpool, rock salt. Expfess, of Pwllliiily, Jones, from Liverpool, rock salt. Prosperity, of Aberdovey, Peters, from Chepstow, bark, and hoops. Jenny, of Pwllhilly, Owens, from Bristol, bale goods, tin plates, staves, and iron hoops. Lady Kinnaird, of Limekilns, Wood, from Greenock, coals, leaf tobacco, and furniture. Sincerity, of Aberystwith, Jones, from Belfast, barilla, and Muscovado sugar Ritchjes, of Glasgow, Walker, from Belfast, pimento, Muscovado sugar, & c. Sixteen vessels with coals. SAILED. Br « thers, of and for Whitehaven, Purd- e, linen cloth, and tanners' waste. Charlotte, ol Newry, Feran, for Liverpool, cows and pigs. Jane, of and for Carnarvon, Robers, cows. John & and Betsey, of and for Carnarvon, Jones, cows. Catherine, of Kidwelly, Rowlands, for Liverpool, cows. Glory, of and for Preston, Hoghton, cows and pigs Wellington, of Newry, Savage, for Liverpool, butter, linen cloth, flour, horns, calves valves, linen yarn, flax, t « w, and cotton- woel. Twenty- three vessels in ballast. NEWRY MARKETS, SEPTEMBER 12. Wheat ( New) 68 Oats 1 Oatmeal 35 Barley 0 First Flour 51 SecDnd ditto * 49 Third ditto 47 Fourth ditto.... 41 Pollard... Bran... ™ v.., Butter Rough Tallow Flax Dressed........ Ditto Undressed.... Barilla ( Sicily) Ditto ( Alicant) ... Pot Ashes Iron ( Swedish) £ 21,15*. Do. fBritish) =£ 15 Beef 43 Pork 35 Liverpool Cosls 34 Swansea ditto 34 Malting ditto 32 0 - o - 0 - H- 0 - - o • 37 38 36 35 0 O 0 0 o !> per barrel of 20st. ^ per stone of 14lb. 5- per cwt. of I12lh. per barrel of 16st, ^ per cwt. of 112lb. per stone of 16jbs. per cwt. of 112lb. » . ^ per ton of 20 cwt. ^ per cwt. 112 lb. per ton. Weight of Bread at the Public Bakery this Week. Wh'te Loaf, \?, d. 2lb. 12oz. | Household Loaf, 1 Si 3! b. Sol. Brown Loaf, " Id. 2lb. O. iz — Small Bread in proportion. NEW TEAS. SAMUEL KIRK- PATRICK AS RECEIVED, per the VINE, from LONDON, and has for Sale, 113 Chests Fine and Common Congou, Hyson, and Green Teas, 25 Hogsheads Fine and Second Scale Sugars, 2 Tterees Sugar Candy, 1 Hogshead Cream Tartar, 300 Dozen Reaping Hooks, 68 Barrels American Rosin, 20 Tons NailJiod Iron, 8 Tons Tierce and Barrel Iron Hoops. Mace— Cloves— Ginger— Cassia— Allunt, Copperas— Madder— Redmond— Brcn. il, Sbumac— Fustic— English Spades and Shovels, Tin— Sheet Iron. 940) Church- lane, Sept. 10. NOTICE Fhereby given— That, in the next Session of Parliament, application will tie made for ai> AiS of Par- liament to regulate the Port and Harbour of ARDGLASS, County of Down, Ireland, and to Assess the Duties payable therein.— And also, to empower WILLIAM ORIIVIE, Esq. Lord of the Manor, to purchase the property of the Honor- able EDWARD WARD, Esq. consisting of a few Tenements in the said Town, and a few Acres of Land adjoining, as specified and set down in a Map thereof.— And also, to em- power the said WILLIAM OOILVIE, Esq to purchase the four Cabins and Potatoe Gardens, and a small Field, the property of ROGER JOHNSTON SMITH, Esq. all lyingon the East side of the Ro d leading from the New Quay of Ard- glass to the Stone Quarries in Ringfadd Rocks. WILLIAM OGILVIE. ARPGLASS, September 10.' ( 945 Quantity of Goods on Bond, on Saturday the 5th day of September, 1812. 1SS0 Puncheons, 167 hogsheads Rum. 1 Pipe Brandy. 149 Pipes, 44 hogsheads Portugal Wine. 164 Pipes, 3 I hhds. 3 quarter casks Spanish Red Wine 6 Quarter casks Spanish White Wine. 135 Pipes, 110 hogsheads, 34 qr. casks Teneiiffe Wine. 6 Pipes, 1 hogshead IWsdeiia Wine. 15 Hogsheads Fiench Wine. 10o4 Hogsheads, 149 ucrccs, 303 barrels Brenvn ei Mus- covado Sugar. S9S Tons, SO Bushels Rock Salt. 87 ! i Bushels White or Bay Salt. ftiS Hogsheads Tobacco. 106 BiRS, 482tie> ces, 343 barrels Coffee 1 Pipe O. linary Olive Oil. 100 Bags Pimento. Quantity of Goods on Bond, on Saturday the I2lh day of September, 1812. 1843 Puncheons, 152 hogsheads Rum. 1 Pipe Brandy. 1S. 9 Pipes, 44 hogsheads Portugal Wirie. 16! Pipes, 31 hhds. 3 quartei casks Spanish Red Wine. 6 Quarter casks Spanish White Wine. 138 Pipes, 110 hogsheads, 34 qr. casks Tenenffe Wine. 6 Pipes, 1 hogshead Madeira Wine. 15 Hogsheads French Wine. 1160 Hogsheads, 464 tieices, 3oa bane's Biown or Mus- covado Sugar. 89< S Tons, 20 bushels Rock Salt. 87IS Bushels White or Hay Salt. 835 Ho: sheads Tobacco. 106 Bags, 479 tierces, 331 hafiels Coffee. 1 Pipe Ordmai y Olive Oil, too Bags Pimento. > BUILDING GROUND BY AUCTION. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, on the fremiti, at TlVKl. VE o'Clock, on SATURDAT ibe 26! b September inst. r< HE LEASE of TWO LOTS of GROUND, on the West side of Charles- street, situate between York- street and tbe Artillery Barrack, containing in Front 100 Feet, and extending backwards to Nile street, 215 Feet, held under the Most Noble the MABQHIS DONEGALL, for Three Lives and 99 Years, from May, 1811, at £ 25 per annum. CUMING & TANNY, Anftioneers, 84', HIGH- STREET. Belfast, Sept. 16. { 948 ro BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, - IfHAT CONCERN in JAMES'S- STREET, at present oc- ' l tupied by the SUBSCRIBER, consisting of a good Three Storey House in front, with a large inclosed Y- rd, and com- modious Store, having an Entrance by a Gate in front; also 96 feet of Building- Ground. The whole extending in length from front to rear 171 feet, and 23 in breadth. There are 49 Years of tbe Lease unexpired from May, 1812, at the small Yearly Rent ot Thirty- five Guineas.— This Con- cern w ' uld suit any Person in the Provision or Soap- boiling and Chaiidling Business, or any that requires room. For further particulars inquire at the Proprietor, HENRY GIBSON. James's- street, No. 22— Belfast, Sept. 15. ( 947 TO BE SOLD. Q QQ A CRES of the Tewnland of BALLLYCAIRN, in • to —' Jr\. the Co. of Down, and Barony ot Castlereagh, Part of the Estate of Daniel M'Neile, Esq. These Lands join the road from Belfast to Lisburn, within four miles of the former, and three of the latter.— For further Particulars, see Rental, at the Office of this Paper. Proposals, in writing, to be received by Robert G. Leslie, Esq. 48, Marlborough- street, Dublin ; Charles Crawford, Esq. Letterkenny; or Messrs. Crawford & M'Donagh, 46, Eccles- ntreet, Dublin ; until the 20th of Novembrr next, when the Purchaser will be declared.— Any further informa- tion may be bad by application to any of the above Persons. 941) September 15th, 1812. J& a, FOR GLASGOW, The MARGARET Gf NANCT, Iflp' PETER GALBRAITH, MASTER, ( A constant Trader), Now loading, to sail in a few days. FOR DUBLIN. The BEE, RANKIN In a few days. For Freight, apply to GEO. MONTGOMERY. The DIANA, M'CALLUM, at Glasgow; and the DIS- PATCH, JAMESON, at Dublin, are loading for Belfast. 898) Bellast, September 8. Wholesale English and Irish Woollen Warehouse, 6, DONEGALL- STREET. o, WJLLA. N3 & SOWS rTAVE received, by the late Arrivals from LIVERPOOL, An Excellent Assortment of PELISSE CLOTHS, of every Quality and Variety of Shade ; With an addition to their former Stock of Goods in the'r line; and b « ing sele& ed and finished bv their House in Leeds, they conceive them worth the attention of Purchasers. O. W. & S. beg to acquaint their Friends, and the Trade in general, that having their concern ill Dublin now fully completed, they have for sale, of their own nianu actnre, Refine, Broad and Narrow Cloths, Blankets, Serges, Flannels, and Wellore Stuffs ; And flatter themselves, from their long experience in the manufacture of these articles, anil their knowledge of the • business, to be enabled to offer I^ h Goods of the above description on the best possible terms. 143) ' Belfast, Sept 15,1812 GAME. " TTT is requested that no Person whatever will shoot this !! ^ Season upon my Estate, in the Manor of Drumbrack- lin, County of Down, as I wish to preserve the Game.— All leave formerly given is therefore cancelled. DANIEL M'NEILL. Dublin, Sept. 1, 1812. ( 942 STOLEN OR STRAYED FROM off the Lands of E « hfragh, upon Thursday niabr, 27th August last, a DARK GREY FILLY, three years old, about 14 bands high, brown muzzled, a small -. tar, close eared, high and fine before legs, head, main, and tail darker than the rest of her, some dappled spots at the point of each hip, hunter made.' switch tailed. Any Person or Persons- returning said Fillv to Mr. JAMES EDMONSTONF,, of Dunhought, near. Ballymena. will receive THREE GUINFAS Reward; if Stolen, will receive SIX GUINEAS for prosecuting to convi& ion, the Thief or Thieves guilty of said offence. 944) Dnnbought, Sept. 11, 1812. STOLEN OR STRAYED, On the night of FRIDAY tbe \\ th in, t. from tbe LANDS of BOON A NCS, Piiriih of A- moy, and Gcunty if Antrim, ABAY MARE, about 15 Hands high, with a far hind fort white, also a white star in her face, broad back, and tail nicked, which she carries to the one side From these marks it is hoped she may be soon found out. A handsome Reward will be given by her owner, ABHAHAM FERRIS, of Doonance, aforesaid, on recovery of the Mare. Anv information concerning her will be received in Bcllast, at No. 43, Talbot- street. 946) September 14. WHISKEY. GEORGE LANGTRY & co. have for Sale, ONE HUNDRED PUNCHEONS Strong weli flavoured WHISKEY. 613) Belfast, July 14. POT ASHES, PEARL DITTO. NEW ORLEANS COTTON, UPLAND DITTO. BARREL STAVES, HOGSHEAD DITTO. September 7. For Sale by JAMES KENNEDY, ( 912) T Donegall- Qu y. JOHN KIRKPATRICK, & CO. HAS FOR SALE, St. Uhes Salt, of Superior Quality, Hogshead and Barrel Staves, Tierce, Barrel, and Half- Barrel, Wood- Hoops. And to be Let from the First of November, the HOUSE at present occupied by Mr. WM. CRAIO, in Waring Street; it is very commodious, with Back- Yard, and Back- House, which w « u! d answer for Stable and Hay- loft. Also a SMALI, HOUSE in Blue. Bell entrjj. in good repair, of which immediate Possession could be given. S30) Belfast, 24th August, 1812, SICILY BARILLA, & c. 1 ir, ONSt ° f excellent Quality, lately landed, ex I > J' ' JL SYREN, and PROVIDENCE, from SICILY, to close. Sales will be sold cheap— Apply to WILLIAM PHELPS. Belfast, August 24, 1813. WHO HAS ALSO FOR SALE, New Alicant Barilla, New - Tork Pot Ashes, 1st Brands, Bleachers' Smalts, Virginia Tobacco, Orleans & Georgia- Cotton, Glauber Salts. ( 808 BLEACHERS' SMALTS. ROBERT DEL A P MAS for Sale, a Parcel of REAL DUTCH, of Fint Quality, which he wdl bell on very moderate Terms. S31) . Belfast, July 18, 1812. MUSIC. M R. G A R RETT AS just received a few of BROADWSOD'S Best Square Jl Patent PL' NO FORTES; together, with a GRAND ONE, of Six Oitaves; all chosen by himself in London, of very superior Quality, which he will dispose. of on reason- able terms. 932) ARMAGH, September II. . iC-^ tar The Public are respectfully inform- ed, that rhe follow- in^ ^ tf REGULAR TRADERS J& Will tail for tbeir retf>'* live / or ti xoitb tbt Jint fair Wind after dates msntioned t FOR LONDON, The armed brig AURORA, STARKS... 19th September. The armed brig GEORGE, CAUGHEY 14 days after. FOR LIVERPOOL, The MINERVA, COURTENAY 19th September. The CERES, SAVAGE Eight days after. FOR BRISTOL, The SWIFT, NEEL 21st September. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST,, The FANNY, MARTIN 24th, September. The CUNNINGHAM BOYLE, BELL, Eight days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig FACTOR, M'NIECE, on first delivery of Teas from the Sales. The armed brig DONEGALL, COUR TENAY, 14 days after For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs. ALEXANDER and WILLIAM OG1LBY, AbtlKirch- Yard. Gentlemen who have X. mens to forward, will please send them to GEORGE LANGTRY It?- A few stout Lads wasted as Apprentice! to the Sea. FLOTJTL ed : 336 BAGS OF FLOUR. TUST Arrived to JOHN LYLE, and for ~" SALE, 937) Belf. » st, September 14. NEW DANZ'G ASHES. SAMUEL CAMPBELL & CO. ARE NOW LANDING, Q61 Barrels of New ' Danzig ' Ash. es,' First Brands, which are for S Is with the fnlWin" Good* Raw and. Refined Sugar, Congou and Green Teas, Refined Saltpetre, Jamaica Coffee, Refined Rosin, Pearl Ashes, Ginger and Pepper, 902) Alicante Barilla, Bleachers' Smalts, Upland and ) COTTOV- Sea Island f WOOL. Virginia Tobacco, Jamaica Rum, Raisins and Figs. September 9 PHILIP MAGUIRE, LATE CLERK ta Messrs. RAMSEY & GARRETT, At- torni: s, begs leave to acquaint the Public, that he has commenced Business oh his own account, as a CONVEY. ANCF. R and PUBLIC WRITER; and hones, from his ex. perience in Belfast, as well as in the city of Dublin, for a number of years, snd by a scridl attention, to merit a share of public favour. Any commands for him will be thankfully received M his Office in Cotton I. ahe, Donegal- street, adjoining Mr. HILL HAMILTON'S Ware- house. ( 895 VALUABLE BUILDING GROUNDT^ IN PERPETUITY, FOR SALE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, on THURSDAY, lit October ne f, at the Hour of TIVELVK » ' Clock, at J AM XI HrNDMAn's Office, No. 68, Donegall- ilreet, No. 1. " FHAT LOT of GROUND in Ballymacarrett, .1 County of Down, nearly adjoiningthn Fouudery in front to the great Road to Newtownirds 280 feet, and extending to the Shore on the Long Strand, with a front thereto of 240 feet, and from front to real 685 fe*- t. This Lot of Ground would afford a street of 40 feet wide from front to rear, through the middle, and would, inde- pendent of the front Tenements to the Road, give two Fronts for Building, of 68' feet each, with BaVfc Ground, extending in somo. parts 100 feet, and in no part less than 50 feet No. 2 That LOT of GROUND immediately adjoining the Fnunaery Concerns in Ballymacarrett, containing in front to the Newtownards Road 513 feet, an 1 extending back- wards on one side 525 feet, and' on the oiher side 150 feet. This Ground is also in Pernetuity; and can lie laid out in Streets, afforr^ ng several valuable and extensive Fronts. The First X . ot wi: l be Sold subjedt td £ 6 a year; and the Second Lot to £ 5 a year for ever. Maps of the Premises, divided into convenient Building Lots, may be en at the BELFAST COMMERCIAL NEWS ROOM; at the Office of , Mr. JOSEPH WRIGH r, Attorney, where the Title Deeds may also be seen; and at the Sub- scriber's Office. Donees!!- street. JAMES HYNDMAN, Public Notary. TO BE LET, From the first November next, THAT CONCERN' NO 3, LIME- KILN- DOCK, at pre- sent occupied by Mr, WILLIAM PHELPS. It con- sists of a YARD, with STORES and OFFICE, sufficient to accsmmodate any Person in extensive Business.— For terms, apply to ARCHIBALD SCOTT, 17, Arthur- street. September 1 4, 1812. ( 929 STORES TO BE LET. TPRRFCE STORES, in Store- Lane, to be LET, * either for a long or short Term of years from the first ° f November next. Application to be made to ROBERT DAVIS. These Stores are situated in the most eligible pare of the Town for business, being equally convenient to all the Quays and to the Custom- House. 916) Sept. 10. 1813. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION^ On the Premises, on TUESDAT the 2let instant, In the Matter of ") A QUANTITY of DAMASK JOHN BLIZARB, ( C&. LOOMS, a WARPING Bankrupt. \ Mil , L, YARN, FURNACE, PLATE, GOLD WATCH, and sundry other Articles, the Property of said Bankrupt. WM. SHAW, and 1 . . WM. WOLFENDEN, j" A- ss, gnees- Milltown, September 31, 1812. ( 91S0 A HORSE TO BE SOLD. HANDSOME SMART BROWN- BAY HORSE, to be Sold, eng- aired Sound.— For particulars, apply to Mr. LINN, White Ciossilnn. 921) Belfast, September 9. £ l, 000. ONE THOUSAND POUNDS TO BE LENT, on ap- proved Real Security. Apply by Letter, post paid, to WILLIAM JOHN DIL- LON, Attorney at Law, Antrim ; or 42, Capel- street Dub- lin. ( 893) September 5, 1812. WANTED IMMEDIATELY, TWO JOURNEYMEN CURRIERS, who understand their Business perfeiftiy.—•— Personal ap- plication to be made to JOHN LON.. i, of Coleraine. 882) COLERAINE, September 4. WANTED IMMEDIATELY, AFOREMAN BAKER, for the P « rtadown Public Bakery. None need apply w' o cannot produce pro- per recommendations for abilities and chara& er. Portadown, 25rh August, 1812. N. B. A Person who would take a Share ill the Business, would be preferred. . ( 842 The Public are respc& fully nform- ed, that it is intended the following f\ N. E, TRADERS 3. Stall tail at the undermentionedferiodli ^^ jjt^ FOR LONDON, The armed brig VENUS, PENDLETON... First fair wind. The armed brig LEVANT, M'KIBBIN 14 days after. 15* These Vessels being armed and completely well found, Insurance by them will consequently be effected on the most reasonable terms. FOR LIVERPOOL, The ST. PATRICK, CAMPBELL ISth September The NEPTUNE, DAVIDSON Sever, days after. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The LEVANT, M'KIBBIN.....,..,.. In a few days. The KELLY, M'ILWAIN...* Seven days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig BRITANNIA, ABERDEEN, on first de- livery of the Teas from the Sales. For Freight, m London, apply to Messrs, WM. & JOHN WH ARTON, Nicholas' Lane; or, in Belfast, to R. GREENLAW, Agent, Who will receive an ! forward LINEN CLOTH and othei MERCHANDIZE wiefa care and dispatch. A few Stout Lads wanted as' APPRENTICES to the sea, to whom libera I fiatour8jjeme. it wiil be given- Down, part of the Property occupied by SAMOU. JAMISON; held by Lease, renewable tor ever, by paying a prflpor- ioti of Five Guineas every Fourteen Year?, as a renewal, it b-' i- g a part of a larger Property subj ,51 to that CI ma- j. muiy with the other Proportions; the Yearly Rent Twenty eight Shillings per Acre. Proposals will be received until the 12th day of Oftober nexr, by SAMUEL J.- MISON, who lives adjoining t'- e Pre- mises, and who will shew the Prept- rty; or by JOHNSON & HALLIDAY, Donegall- street, Belfast. If the Sale is not closed previnus to that date, it will then be brought to Public Audtion. ( 906) Belfast, SI- p't tl. TO BE SOLD, T'HE F\ RM, HOUSE, and OFFICES of » - HENRY- HSLL, near BANBRIDOE, containing 34^ Acres, Cunningham measure, with H df- an- \ ce of TUk F- EOGV The whole be!.! by Lease for 1700 years from 1759, at ^ 14-, Oj, 8d. per annum Al; o, the FARM, HOUSE, and OFFICES, of SOLI- TUDE, adjoining the above, containing 29 Aei i- s same mea- sure, for au unexpired term of Six Year,, at i£ 10, 10s, per annum. Proposals will be received by ANDREW M'C. t. EL LAND Banbridge, until the. 22d instant; and if not pr^ vi onsly disposed of, will be Sold by Public Auction on tha. day, at ONE o'clock, on the Premises. On said Day, the CROP of HENR V- HII. L ?. irm Consist ing of Several Hundred Stooks of WHEAT, O f'S. RYE, and B ARLEY, will be Sold by Auction, on the Premises, at ELEVEN o'clock. 874) Banbridge, Sent. 1. TO BE SOLD, THHE HOUSE and DEMESNE of BA1XEE, cont in- J- ing 72 Acres, held for ever under HANS HAMIL- TON, Esq, The House is roomy, the Offices good, and tiie Lan Is of a vi- ry superior quality, with a ^. nd Walled Gar - den in full bearing It is situated ; n the C > u. ity of Doe- n, and Brrony of Lecale, a remarkable fine sporting ' ountry, three miles from Downpatrick, and two from the Seaport Towns of Killough and Ardglass. N. B. Proposals will be received bv THOMAS DOU- GLASS, Esq. Gracehall, Lurgan, until first N v. mxt. ( 759 TO BE LET, And Immediate Possession given, A VALUABLE CONCERN, AT DYAN, IN TIIE COUNTY 7 Y- RONK, FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY MH. J 1HN TODD npHAT FX TENSIVE HOUSE, OFFICES, and G ' R- .' I DENS, well i loud in and in thorough repair, with about Eight or Nine Acres of 1 AND partly M .-. idow', suitable for any Person in the Mercantile I. ine. or otherwise, Mr. ADAM CROZ1ER will shew the Premises; "' id for further information application to he made to Mr ROB I'. DIXON, the Proprietor, at Carrick'ergus S Sep ember 1, 1812. FOR SALE, OR CHARTER, The Brig ALEXANDER, Captain JOI iN S i REE I', Now at this Qua \ BURTHEN RUA REGISTER, 156 TOVS, Coppered to the Bends, and completely lound iri every Material.— Her Inventory may he seen at the Office o » the Belfast Foundry, Donegali- street • and all pai'deulars known by application to the CAP i AIN, on boar 1 or GREG & BOYD. Belfast, Septembef I2i ( 933 e * A PACKET, Between Ardqlms, Count j/ of Dtftcn, & Peel, in the Isle of Man. A New CUTTER, elegantly fitted - » up, with two Cabins, one with eight Beds, and t'< e other ' with two, completely found and manned, is now ,- stiblished between these two Ports, and will sail twice a Week from each of them, frotti March to Oilober j arid once a- Wei k, from Oilober to March : ' i he days of Sailing how. PESL, Mon- days and Thursdays; and from ARDHLASS, Wednesday, and Saturdays, in the Morning, in the Summer Months— and, in the Winter Months, from ARDO1. A » S on the Mondial, and from PEEL oh Thursdays. FAF. S— Cabin Passengers; Half- a- Guir. ea ; Steerage, 5j.'$ d. <" Horses, lfir. SJ.; and a Carriage, on lour wheels, i Cornea and a Half. The Harbour if ARDOLASS, beiitg now the safest and best Harbour on. the East Coast of Ireland, where a Vessel can csme In and go out at any time of Tide, this Commu- nication with the Isle o-' Man, and the N>- rth of England, will be the shortest and the most CO. 1n- ifni::;'!.* fr ini any part of Ireland North of Dublin;— As there are nuvv fts Packets constantly plying between Douglas avrl Liverpool j and a Government Puck t from Douglas to WI iteliav'n, so that Travellers going thrc/ tigi; the Isle of Mac, can be sure of a conveyance to England without ' ticljy.— The Pa- sage from Ardgl ss to Peel, is from three to four hours; from Peel to Douglas, is ten English mile-; and the parage f, om Douglas to Liverpool, from eight to twe> e hours. At Ardglass, a Barouche attends the arrival of the Packet to carry Pa.- Jenger-, to Dwwupatrirk ; tie! from Dowupa-, 1 k there is a Stage Coach Chat pies to Ne- vvry, and annther te Belfast— besides Post- Horses and Carriages on every Road leading to Downpatrick. N. B. A new- built INN, at Ardglass. to be Lee 1 None but persons possessed of property to furnish it gentetjy n ed apply, as the Rent wiil be low for a few years, and Land contiguous to it.— Apply td the Rev. A'. r. CRAN£, Art. gisss, .. pit BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHU. ONICLE. MILITARY PROMOTIONS. WAR- OFFICE, SEPTEMBER 8. Hi « Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased to appoint Colonel his Serene Highness William Frederick Henry, Hereditary Prince of Orange, to be an Aide- de- Camp to his Royal Highness. 4th Regiment of Dragooq. Guards— John Scaranche, Gent, to he Cornet, without purchase, vice Blennerhasset, who resigns. J2th Regiment of Light Dragoons— Lieutenant William Webb to be Captain of a Troop, vice Dickens, killed in aflion. ^ - v1 lit Regiment of Foot Guards— Brevet Major James Dawson West to be Captain of a Company, bv purchase, vice Ud- ney, who retires; F. n- iirn C. H Churchill to be Lieutenant vice West; James Nixon. Gent. to be Ensign, vice Chur- chill. 7th Regiment of Foot— Wil'tam Trevener, Gent, to be Lieu- tenant by purchase, vice Harrison, appointed to the 3d Drajruon Guards. 14th Ditto— Ensign Edward Pender to be Lieutenant, with- out purchase, vice Tothill, who resigns. 29t. h Ditto— Lieutenant Robert Brownrigg, frnm the Wex- ford Militia, to be Ensign, without purchase. 40th Ditto— Surgeon'Thomas Fearon, from a recruiting dis- trict, to be Surgeon, vice Woods, who exchanges. 49th Ditto— Quarter- Master Joseph Stean, to be Adjutant ( with the rank of I'n « jgn), vice Fit7gihbon, who resigns the Adjutancy only; Serjeant Pi ter Merte to be Quarter- Master, vice Stean COth Ditto— To be Captains of Companies— Lieut. R H. Hughes, without purchase, vice Dudley, who resigns; Lieutenant J. Trumback, vice Lord CJintcm, promoted Ju the 41st Foot. 68th Ditto— Captain Peter Le MesurieV, from the 89' h Foot, to be Captain of a Company, vice Crespigny, who exchanges. 82d Ditto— Fnsign Cooper Langford, from the North York Militia, to be Ensign, without purchase. S9th Ditto— Captain George C. Crespigny, from the 68th Foot, to be Captain of a Company, vice I. e Mesurier, who exchanges; Lieutenant W Gray, from the 5th Garrison B ttalion, to be Lieutenant, vice Gillespie, who exchanges; and Hospital. mate Alexander Gardner to he Assistant- Surgeon, vice M'ICechniq, promoted in the 69th Foot. 90' h Ditto— Henry John French, Gent to be Ensign, with- out purchase, vice Rogers, who resigns. 4th WfSt India Regiment— Ensign John Rimmcrtobe Lieu- tenant, without purchase, vice Sexton, who resigns; Ho- ratio Scott, Gent, to be Ensign, vice Rimmer. Royal African Corps— Serjeant Joseph Hilton, from the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, to be Ensign, with- out purchase, vice Ueale. who resigns, fith Garrison Battalion— Lieutenant Joshua Gillespie, from the 89' h Foot, to be Lieut vice Gray, who exchanges. 4th Royal Veteran Battalion.— John Bartram, late Quarter- Master- Serjeant in the 83d FooJ, to be Ensign, vice M'Moutry, appointed Quarter- mister. The Duke ol7 Brunswick Oels' Corps. Light Infantry— lieutenant George Sternfields t » be Capt. of a Company, with temporary rank, vice Luder, dead of His wounds; Ensign Zweifel to be lieutenant, vice Sternfields. To be Ensigns— Serjrant Henry Scholtz, vice Leopold, ap- pointed to the 7th Battalion of the Line, King's German I l. egion; Otto Breusen, Gent. vice Blurtnitz, appointed to the 7- 1) Battalion of the Line, King's German Legion ; J, Carl Schartroth, Gent, vice Zweifel. Meuron's Regiment, lit lit. Stanislaus Schultz to he Adjutant, vice L'Ardy, who resigns the Adjutancy onlv. BREVET. Major Ulysses Burgh, of the 92d Foot, to b'. Lieutenant- Colonel in the Army. HOSPITAL STAFF. Surgeon Thomas Woods, from the 40th Foot, to be Surgeon of a Recruiting District, vice Fearon, who exchanges. To be Hospital- Mates for General Service— James Dawn and Wm Bell, Gents. The promotion of Ensign Anthony Leslie to be Lieut, in the ftth Foot, vice Cumming, deceased, as stared in the Ga- zette of the 23d of June, 1812. has not taken place. Lieutenant Howson, of the 82d Foot, is superseded being absent without leave. OFFICE OF ORDNANCE, SEI'T. 7. Royal Regiment of Artil rry. First Lieut. John Dewse to be Second Captain, vice Mallett, deceased Dated July 21, 1812. Second Lieutenant Francis Stanway to be. First Lieutenant, vice Dou se. Datui as above. Temporary Assistant- Surgeon DoSor Richard Kirby to be Second Assistant Surgeon, vice Ashftfrd, deceased. Dated August 15, 1812. ( A list of the older of the Jesuit? resident in Russia has been lately published : it is entitled Calalogus Sociorum el ejjiciorum Societalk • Jesu in Im- pcr'to Russia, ex anno 1810 in annum Itfll.— It is well known that the society, when suppressed in the Catholic States of Europe, found an asylum in Russia, where it was well received by the Empress Catheiine. The Superior General has been, since 1805, Father Thacteus Bt zozwki ; the assist- ants are the Fathers Antoine Lustiyq, Edward Desperamns, Jerome Wichert, and John Hoch- bicbler ; the Secretary of the Society is the Father Joseph Korecki, and the Procureur General, the , j'ather Cajetan Angiolini. The society has se. vetal colleges, and diffetent missions. The num- ber of its members is three hundred and forty They are of all untries. AMWRT'CA* ACTION AT SACKET'S HARBOUR. On Saturday morning, the 19th inst. Captain M. T. Woolsey, o1' the Oneida lying in Racket's Harbour, discovered from the roast- head of his bri? five sail, all Bri ish, viz the Ro al George, of 24 ffiins ; the PrinC" Regent ( a new shio), sup- posed of 22; the Elmira, of 20; the Seneca, of 18; th- name of the other not known, about five leagues distant, beating up for the harbour, with the wind dead a. head. The troops were imme- diately called to arms, and expresses sent to call in the neighbouring detachments and volunteers, who arrived in the course of the day to the amount of nearly 3000. Soon after sun- rise, the Prince Regent bronght- to a d captured the Custom- house boat, about seven miles from the harbour, on her return from Gravelly Point. The boat's crew were liberated and sent on shore, with a message to Colonel Bellinger, the Commandant at the har- bour, demanding the surrender of the Oneida, and the late British schooner Nelson, seized for a breach of the revenue laws, and fitting for a privateer; and declaring, that in casSe of a refusal to surrender the vessels, the squadron would burn the village, or lay the inhabitants under contribution. Soon after th" is, Captain Woolsey left the harbour in t'ne Oneida, and ran down within a league of the squadron, when he returned and moored his vessel on a line with a battery erefted last week, with springs on his cables. Capt. W. being the most experienced engineer present, left the Oneida un- der the command of a Lieutenant, and went on shore and took the command of a 32- pounder, mounted the day before on the battery ; the other guns of which consisted of 9- pounders. By this time the enemy had arrived within gun- shot, the Royal George, as flag- ship, a- head, and firing was commenced from the 32- pounder— This was returned by the squadron which stood off and on— and a brisk cannonading was recipro- cally continued for more than two hours, all our guns being well manned and served— and it was plainly discovered that the Royal George and Prince Regent were much injured. At this time, as the flag- ship was wearing, to give another broadside, a ball from the 32- pounder was seen to strike her, and rake her completely, after which the squadron fired but a few guns, and bore away for Kingston— our brave citizens giving three hearty cheers, and greeting the ears of his Majesty's faithful subjects with the well- remem- bered tune of Tanlee Doodle, from all the music at the post— not a man being hurt on our side. The officers, detached troops, volunteers, and citizens, universally displayed a degree of firm- ness, intrepidity, and patriotism, on the occasion, worthy the sons of freemen, and defenders of Re- publican Government. The action was ' maintained within point- blank shot. Most of the enemy's balls struck the rocks j below the battery, and one 32- pound shot was picked up by our citizens, it having lodged near the breast- work. RIOTS AT BALTIMORE. " BALTIMORE, JULY 29.— I scarcely know how to begin to inform you of the horrid scene in which this city is at present involved. Since the destruflion of the office of the Federal Republican, that paper has not been published until Monday last. It was then issued by C. Hanson and J. H. Heath. About eight o'clock in the evening, a mob began to assemble ( about 20, mostly boys under 17 years of age), and to break the windows of the house, from which the papers were distri- buted to the subscribers in Baltimore. About ten o'clock they were joined by many more. They then broke the doors, and attempted to enter the house. There were about 70 artned persons with- in, who immediately fired upon those who were entering the building, and killed three and wound- ed four others. The m « b then armed themselves, brought a 6- pounder to bear upon the house, fired into the building with their muskets, and wound- ed one man in the breast. This was at twelve o'clock, and the alarm bell did not ring till two in the morning. Two troops of horse then assem. bled. To them the men in the house surrendered, on condition that they should be taken to the pri- son unmolested. A company of infantry were called out to assist them ; but it was with diffi- culty they were conveyed to the jail. The mob broke all the furniture in the house which had been thus surrendered ; broke the frames of the doors and windows; tore down the chimneys ; and then marched to the prison with the intention to murder the prisoners. Two regiments were put under arms, and continued so until sr- ven- o'clock in the morning, when the mob dispersed, and the military wete dismissed. This calm was but a prelude to a more dreadful storm. At eight o'clock in the evening, the mob re- assembled in greater numbers; cut down the prison doois; en- tered ; and, by beating and hanging, mu- dered, in cold bl& od, aboilt twelve persons— the rest, to the number of ten, made their escape through the back door. Old Gen. Lee, from Virginia, was murdered— David Hoffman was left as dead, and is not expetfied to live till eleven o'clock ; two young men of H- iTman's in the same case— Han- son " and Heath the same— J. Thompson was beaten and supposed to be dead— he was then dragged • with a rope, until they could obtain a cart, on which they put him, covered him with tar and feathers, and conveyed him thus about the city. This barbarity did not cease here. They occa. sionally felt his pulse, and when they discovered the least indication f> f life, they again beat his head, until it was extinguished. ' 1 his work con- tinued until two o'clock, when they were persuad- ed tx> lodge him in the vatch- house, where I saw him.' He had then come to, and asked for a drink of water., which was given to him. The mob then dispersed with a determination to meet again this morning at nine o'clock, tor the purpose of tor- menting this poor creature a little longer. All I have ever read of the French does not equal what I saw and heard last night. Such expressions as these were current—" We'll root out the tories" —" we'll drink their blood"—" we'll eat their hearts." u I have just heard, that the mob are out and have gotten poor Thompson again. 1 understand they intend to seize again upon the others who were beaten, jind who are now in the hospital, and not expelled to live till twelve o'clock. My thoughts are so confused from anxiety and want of rest, that I can scarcely write.'* Extract of a Letttr from Baltimore, dated July 23. " Yesterday morn: ng the Federal Republican was again published from No. 45, South Charles- street, which contained some severe reflections against our police and the Democratic party, which they did not relish, and an immediate attack was meditated against the premises. The proprietors being apprized of it collected about. 20 of their friends, and put the house in a state of defence. Gen. Lee, of Virginia, was the Commander- in- Chief in the house ; with him were Captains Murray and Lingen, of the U. S. army. The mob began to assemble at night ; and when their numbers were deemed sufficiently power- ful, they began breaking the windows. They then attempted to break open the door, when the com- mander of the garrison within, told them to desist, or they would be fired upon. This seemed to have no effect, and after a great deal of forbearance on the part of the garrison, they commenced fil ing, and one of the mob leaders was shot through the heart and died instant tenouslv; one was shot in the groin, another received four balls in his side from a blunderbuss— and a fourth severely wounded ; two of the three it is expected will die. After this repulse, the mob pro- cured a four- pound cannon, had it well charged, placed i it before the house, and one of them stood ready with a lighted match to fire it as occasion might require, but fortunately it was not done. The militia were called out, but the mob would not disperse, and in- sisted upon the surrender of the garrison, that they might wreck their vengeance on tbe men who had killed one of their chiefs. At last the garrison agreed to give themselves up to the military, and they were marched to jail." Baltimore, 29th July, 1812. " We have had another dreadful night. I wrote you yesterday that Mr. Hanson and his friends were conducted to jail by the military, at their own request, their safety from the fury of the mob being guaranteed by the Mayor and General Strieker. The troops were ordered out for the protection of the prison, and to keep the peace; but, to their eternal disgrace, they refused. About nine o'clock P. M. the mob forced the jail, and fell with the fury of canibals on 26 un- armed prisoners, and beat them with clubs, until no signs of life remained, when they left them, thinking they had fully completed their bloody deed. Through the mercy of God, they all in a short time, shewed signs of life, except Gen. Lingen, who never recover- ed, and now lies dead in tile jail. Mr. John Thomp- son was reserved for a public example— after beating him, enough to have killed an ox, they put him into a cart, and roiled him in tar and feathers, set the feathers in a blaze, and at last lodged him in the watch- house. They still keep him confined with the tar and feathers on him. The Mayor, and other persons of influence amongst them, have endeavoured to get him off,, but without effect, and it is expected they will finally murder him. General Harry Lee* is dead, and there is little hopes of the live? of a num- ber of others— Mr. Hanson, with three or four others, jumped among the mob, in the lobby of the prison, and escaped. Gen. Lingen was man of great in- fluence in the county : Gen. Lee is also much esteem- ed in Virginia, an, i I should not be surprised if their friends paid our Fell's point gentry a visit." * Gen. Lee was, perhaps, the most distinguished parti- zan officer in the American war. lie commanded Lees Legion, and he it was who formed the gallant enterprize that took Paulus- Hook. And, at length, after rendering the most singular services to his country, he has had his brains beat out with clubs by a mob. FROM AN AMERICAN PAPER. BY WILLIAM HULL, Brigadier- General and Commander in Chief of the North- western army of the United States. A PROCLAMATION. INHABITANTS OF CANADA !— After thirty years of peace and prosperity, the United States have been driven to arms. The injuries and aggressions, the insults and indignities of Great Britain, have, once more, left them no alternative, but manly resist- ance or unconditional submission. The army under my command has invaded your country, and the stand- ard of Union now waves over the territory of Canada. To the peaceable, unoffending inhabitants it brings neither danger nor difficulty. I come to find enemies not to make them— I come to protect, not to injure you. Separated by an immense ocean, and an extensive wilderness from Great Britain, you have no partici- pation in her councils, no interest in her conduct— you have felt her tyranny, you have seen her injustice ; but I do not ask you to avenge the one or redress the other. The United States are sufficiently powerful to afford every security consistent with their rights and your expectations. I tender you the invaluable blessings of civil, political, and religious liberty, and their necessary result, individual and general prospe- rity. That liberty which gave decision to our coun- cils and energy to our conduct, in a struggle for in- dependence, and which conducted us safely and tri- umphantly through the stormy period of the revolution — that liberty which has raised us to an elevated tank among the nations of the world, and which afforded us a greater measure of peace and security, of wealth and improvement, than ever fell to the lot of any country. In the name of my country, ^ nd by the authority of government, I promise you protection to your per- sons, property, and rights. Remain atyout homes— pursue your peaceful and customary avocations— raise not yaur hands against your brethren. Many of your fathers fought for the freedom and independence which we now enjoy. Being children, therefore, of the same family, and - Sirs to the same heritage, the ar- rival of an army of friends must be hailed by you with a cordial welcome. You will be emancipated from tyranny and oppression, and testored to the dignified station of freemen. Had I any doubt of eventual success, I might ask you assistance, but I do not.— I come prepared for every contingency— I have a force which will look down ali opposition, and this force is but the vanguard of a much greater. If, contrary to your own interests and the just expectation of my country, you should take part in the approaching con- test, you will be considered and treated as enemies, and the horrors and calamities of war will stalk before you. If the batbarous and savage policy of Great Britain be pursued, and the savages be let loose to murder our citizens and butcher our women and chil- dren, this war will be a war of extermination. The first stroke of the tomahawk, the first attempt with the scalping knife, will be the signal of one indiscri- minate scene ot desolation. No white man found fighting by the side of an Indian will be taken pri- soner ; instant destruction will be his lot. If the die. tates of reason, duty, justice, and humanity, cannot prevent the employment of a force which respects no rights, and knows no wrong, it will be prevented by a severe' and relentless system of retaliation. I doubt not your attachment to liberty. If you tender vour services voluntarily they will be accepted readily The United States offer you peace, liberty, and secu- rity— vour choice lies between those and war— and may He who knows the justice of our cause, and who holds in his hand the fate of nations, guide you to a result the most compatible with your rights and interests, your peace and happiness. By the funeral, A. P. Har, I., Captain of the 18th United States regt. of infautry, and Aid- de- Camp. Head- quarters, Sandwich, July 12, 1812. PETERSBURGH. The folowing lively description of Petersburgh, contrasting the varied aspects presented by the different quarters of that capital, is extracted from a recent French publication :— ." If I had for one day at my disposal the ring of a fairy, I would amuse myself in the following manner :— " Some fine day in spring or summer, I would take from one of the most civilised countries of southern Europe, a man of well- informed mind, and possessed of the experience which is conferred by travelling, and by a knowledge of the world, I would transport him through the air to St. Peters- burgh.— During the voyage, he should have his eyes blindfolded, and in that state I would con- duct him to the bank of the Neva, where the merchant vessels unload their cargoes in the quarter of the Old Exchange.— Before taking the bandage from his eyes, I would say to him, " can you imagine, Sir, where you are. " I smell,' he would say to me, ' an odour of merchandise ; I smell packages, and the varied scents of oranges, citrons, nuts, hides, and dried raisins; my ear is struck just now with the noise of pullies, and the cries of sailors hoisting mer- chandize ; I smell the pitch and tar of cordage ; I hear vessels refitting; I hear spoken the Eng- lish, Danish, Swedish, and German languages, and other tongues, which are unknown to me, and which sound very strange; I must be in x com- mercial city. I would then take the bandage from my traveller, enchanted with his having rightly divined where he was. In seeing the forest of masts, and the variety of costumes around him, he would find a sufficient compensation for having been for a moment deprived of sight. " Replacing the bandage, my observer and my- self would then transport ourselves to the midst of the Summer Garden. We promenaJe in the grand alley, and breathe a delightful freshness of air, under the shade of majrstic trees. This is the rendezvous of the beau monde of the capital. In the eager throng they c* n with difficulty give place to, or avoid each other, and the rents in their vest- ments, announce involuntary shocks. All is de- lightful in this superb alley ; luxury and opulence are every where displayed, an atmosphere of de- licious perfumes precedes and follows groups of elegant females, and Venus recognizes her daugh- ters in rhe ambrosial odour which escapes from their divine hair.— Amongst the men, sometimes a cross displays it st If at a button hole, s metimes a crachat may be perceived under a modest frock, brilliant lacques and rftgroes— Turks in livery, little marmots clothed a la Chinoise Ceunurs, beating shawls on their arms, or handkerchiefs, waiting the orders of their mispresses— a long file of equi- pages ranged near the different extremes of the gardens— the variety of this magnificent speflacle would strike my observer with astonishment. I atk of him, where he believes himself to be ? ' It is another world,' says he, ' to that we wete in first ; in this is an opulent ciiy, but not a commercial city. I believe myself to be in the neighbourhood of a brilliant Court, but I know not in what city. " In order that my observer might not perceive that his journies were within the same circle, I would, at the commencement of each jaunt, re- place the bandage. From the Summer Garden, I would transport him to the midst of the Isle of Kretowsky, on all sides are bourgeois and artisans amusing themselves, during the interval of labour; some playing at nine- pins, and others promenad- ing with pipes in their mouths; some extended on the grass, with their wives and children, take te.-' round an ample copper boiler; others drink beer, or eat cold meat, or take milk, on a napkin spread on the sand. They sing and amuse themselves— ' Sir,' says my aerial tiaveller to me, ' just now I must have been in France, but here is a fair, at a small town in Germany— I recognize the lan- guage, the songs, the accents of joy ; 1 must be at a considerable distance from the place where we were just now.' " On a sudden, I transport my traveller to Kammeniostroff. I place him on the bridge, the enchanted isle displaying itself before us; it seems to float on silver waves, it bordered by volup. tu ous groves and trees of a majestic height, whose fo'iage balances itself in air. In the bosom of this . amphitheatre of verdure, are scattered here and there a number of delicious habitations, yel- low, white, rose- colour, sky- blue, the most lively colours unite themselves in their facades; tbe eye cannot divine in what manner they are construct- ed ; they seem to be made of porcelain, or of car- tridge paper, delicately cut according to fancy, and painted in a style of decoration ; they appear to belong to France, to Italy, to England, to Hol- land, to China, but their ensemble is of no country. The climate is mild, it unites all climates— the at- mosphere is serene— the water is limpid— the agi- tation is fresh and vigorous.— This isle is sur- rounded by a number of other isles; every where there is water, every where there is verdure, every where theie is noihing but fairyism and enchant- ment.—' Sir,' he would say, ' I know not where I am, I know neither the style of the architeftute, nor the" climate, nor the vegetation.' " 1 would then transport my traveller to the new promenade near the Admiralty. ' Here are English,' he says, ' here are Turks, here are Spa- niards, here aie Americans, these men were born at the foot ot Mount of Caucasus; I have seen these nations in prints, ihey are here in nature, they are busy, they promenade, and seem to shew at- tention to each other, is this an allusion, or is it reality ? They each speak their own language. It is a rendezvous of different nations, but not of mer- chants. These edifices are nst those of a commer- cial city. Here is a nalace, which nits' be the habitition of a great Monarch. What a vast ex- tent, what imposing grandeur. I must be in one of the first residences of Europe ? " The bandage is reamed, aid mv traveller is transported to the perspe'livg of NVw< ky. ' Lo^ k around you,' I say tm him, ' examine. Sir. the-. e houses, and tell me where yon think you are '— ' These elegant houses, these hotels with fl " too.-, one meets with' he' replies, ' in I'. a'. v an! France, they are simple, and of an agreealre ' aste, have no distinctive mark to indicate th; ir ciurrr \ This street does not belong to London, for London has no granite, its streets, beside , are neither so large, nor so spacious Neither Ams'erdnm nor Venice offrr a canal of this magnificence, tlie- e ara not here the uniform bricks of Holland, nor the gloomy gondolas on the lakes. " The lakes besides are not bordered bv vast streets and quays of granite, nor do baltustrad > s of iron surround the waters of the Amitel. Th: s street surpasses in length the celebrated streets of Berlin, nor do Turin or Florence possess any of the dimensions of this. I do nit see here the an- tique monuments of Rome, but I see columns of marble ( marble and granite strike one's attention every where), every where I observe a freshness and an elegance which I have seen no where else. Neither London nor Vienna have these equipages; there the movement is grand— here it is more brisk and more precipitate. This city, Sir, is one of the first cities of Europe; it is the fifth through which you have carried me, says my traveller to me. " Keeping him still in suspense, I place him suddenly in the middle of a groupe of inhabitants of the country. He sees them ia the Hay- mir- ket; he is frightened at their thick beards and bristled chtns : these men, in large pelisses or in coarse clo- h, and with hairy caps; their haby breasts and uncoveted necks ; their mantles of sackcloth ; their shoes of the bark of trees, quite surprise and astonish him. " What carriages," he says, " what harness ! In my life I have never seen the like. What is the meaning of those g r- illes ot wood, round the necks of the horses ? Every thing is rustic and vigorous, evety thing strange, even to the physiognomy of the quadrupeds.— But from what savage country does this man come, who, instead of a carriage, fastens his horse to two long poles, of which the ends joined trail upon the earth, and carry the produce of the country : Never have I seen any thing so near ihe infancy of society, and its misery. This, Sir, is the sixth city through which you have conduitcd me;— he says, to me—' these men and these car- riages are foreign to the habitations which stir- round this immense place— you have made me pass from one extremity of civilization to the other." In pulling down some eld houses in Saint Thomas's- street, the corner of Golden Lion- lane, Portsmouth, two letters were found in a hole in one of the chimneys, and a copper coin. One of the letters was dated " Clement's Inn. 25th April, 1659," and ' directed tcf" Mr. Edward Archer, an Attorney at Law, in St. Thomas's street, Ports- mouth." The postage is marked paid 2d. from London.— Tbe other is from a woman to her husband. They are both in most excellent pre- servation, and were sealed. The coin is a snail one, apparently provincial, having on one side, " Christopher Brvne, Porchmouth." The date is not legible. The old Parliament- house of Perth, wh'ch was lately purchased by Mr. Duncan, druggis-, has just been taken down to make room for a new house, which the proprietor means to build upon its scite. Last week the workmen, who Wera employed in digging a vault for the intended structure, discovered a large quantity of silver coins, about 18 inches below the surface of tbe street. These had probably been deposited in a box, but no vestiges of it, except a single hinge, could be discovered. The coins themselves were in a state of oxydation, and many of ihem adher- ing together in a lump. The whole weighed 5lbs. 14oz. They seem to be chiefly English and Scotch pennies of the 13th century. Mr. Duncan has distributed specimens of this collection among his friends, and has presented a few of the best to the Literary and Antiquarian Society. Among the latter is a coin of John Baliol. A Gentleman of Reading has discovered a'me- thod of making closure bricks, which admit ot separation into four parts, without trouble or vaste, and which, notwithstanding, leaves the ends square and handsome for work. This is ef- fected by means of a wire which cuts three- fourths through the middle of the brick, after it has been moulded a day or two. The additional expence of dividing is about 2s. per 1000, and the saying, in brick- work and labour, is very considerable These bricks are particularly useful for small piers, chimneys, ornamental work, & c. See. GORMANDIZING— A soldier belonging to the Guards undertook, at the Two Brewers public- house, Knightsbridge, London, on Monday even- ing, for a trifling wager, to dsvour a leg of mut- ton, weighing 91b. 4lb. of potatoes, and a two- penny loaf, in an hour and a halt; and to the astonishment of a numerous circle ot speftators, he not only performed his task with ease, but called for a crust of bread, on which he put the marrow, which he extrafted from the bone, after he had literally polished it! EXTRAORDINARY MISER.— Charles Millar was committed to the Nottingham House ot Cotrec. tion, London, a few days ago, on a charge of starving his wife and children. Before the Ma- gistrate, he pleaded that he had sincerely repented of his conduCl, and begged dismissal. This was promised him, providing he would pay the' fees of his apprehension, amounting to 4r.; bu^ he could neither find money, nor could any one find it for him, and to durance he went. 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