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Belfast Commercial Chronicle


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Date of Article: 30/11/1812
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TV c M !' V I'. 1,218 ] MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30. 181- 2. [ PRICE 5D. ON SAT F BY THE SUBSCRIBER, • nn^ Finr^ TY OX and COW BUTT LEATHER, of v • Dublin Tannage, together with a general assortment of Weighty and Light BUTT— KIP and CAI. F SKINS of [ j his own Manufacture— roD OIL— a few Bales of New Orleans COTTON WOOL and daily expecfts the arrival « f two Cargoes of OAK BARK, all which will be dispos- d of on liberal terms to Wholesal- Purchasers. JOHN BARNETT. November IS. ( 306 THE SUBSCRIBER has for Sale, at his Stores, No. So, Waring street, 25 Tons Home- melted Tallow, 50 Bales Barilla Ashes. 10 Tons Sicily Ditto., in Lump. Also, of his own Manufacture, 200 Boxes Mould Candles, for Exportation, 250 Boxes Yellow Soap, for Ditto ', First and Seconrt Soap Mould and Dipt Cand'es, best quality ; All of which will be sold on reasonable Terms for good Payments. GEORGE HAMILL. Belfast, Nov. 7. ( 2GI to the ANDREW MARSHALL " jp> EQUESTS his Friends in the Country J X oii- erve, that some time ago he removed to CONCERN, for many years occupied by the late Mr. AN- DERSON Druggist, where he i- now making arrangements for carrying on the WHOLESALE DRUG BUSINESS on his own account. ( 363) Belfast, Nov. 20. WILSON & FLANAGAN, Coach- Makers, Fountain- street, Belfast, BEG leave to return their Sincere Thanks to their Friends and the Public in general for the kind sup- port they have experienced since their commencement in business. At present inform them, thev have an elegant variety of GIGS, JAUNTING CARS, and SOCIABLES, & c all of v> i ich they will dispose of on moderate Terms, for good p.. ymenrs Belf„ st, Nov. 2f 1812 N B. They have at present THREE excellent FARM CARTS, vvh'ch they will dispose of reasonably. ( 384 WILLIAM SAUNDERSON, LICENCED GENERAL AUCTIONEER, "] C> EGS leave to return his sincere Thanks to - H- l' his Friends and rhe Public, for the li'- eral encourage- ment he has experienced since his commencement in Busi- ness, and hopes, by his constant attention, to merit a share of public favir in future. Persons wishing to hive goods disposed of by AuCtina, will please apply to W S. or his Clerk, at No. 204, North- ttreet. opposite the Exchange. N. B. A CLERK wanted— a young, unmarried Man, from the Country, will meet with a preference, to whom a liberal Salary will be given. ,( 339 £. 500 oil .£ 600 WANTED immediatelv, on Land Security.— Apply to Mr TUCKER, Chronicle Office. 3.15) ' November 19. WANTEDT- A PERSON who perfectly understands the ManufaCtur- Jr\. ing of STARCH, and can give satisfactory reference as to character and abilities, will hear of an eligible situa- tion, by applying to ISAAC & JOHN PATTON, 124. HIGH STREET. Belfast, 26th November, i8I2. ( 394 WANTED, AN aCtive, able Man, to a< ft in the cbarafter of Con- stable to the House of Indu- try in this Town. He hiust be well- recommended for honesty and sobriety, and be able to produce sufficient security for the faith'ul discharge of the duties of that office. To a Person properly qualified, a liberal Salary will be given. Application to be ma ' e at the House of Industry, on SA- TURDAY the 5th of December, at TEN o'Clock before No n, to the Sub- Committee appointed for this purpose. 893) Belfast, Nov. 27. NOTICE- ALL PeM » s " re indebted to the Ute B'KNJA. MIN MP. V , of Ballymacarett, County of Down, at his decease, are reqit sted forthwith to pay the amount ot their respective Accounts to me, otherwise legal proceedings will be taken to recover the same.— And all Persons to whom he stood indebted will Please furn; sh their Accounts to me, that they may be put in a train of settlement. BENJAMIN EDWARDS, Executor. Bridge- End Glass. Works, 7 Belfast, Nov. 9, 1812 $ m FLOUR AND CORN MILLS. In the Matter af JAMES HOLMES, and JOSEPH ALLEN, Bankrupts. rpo be Sold by Public I JL Auction, at the Ex- > chs J FI PATRICK KEEGAN, OR KAHAGAN, HIS MAJESTY'S SHir VICTORIOUS. " TIF ANN KEEGAN, the Sister of the above Man, who Ji is said to have left her former residence n Ir land, about nine years ago, for the Nerth of Ireland ; tf she app ies by Letter to the Pay- master of the Navy, London, she will hear of something to her advantage.— To prevent fraud, she must mention her Place of Birth, and last residence before she went to the North, which are known. ( 369 A GOOD FARM, AND SITUATION FOR MACHINERY BY WATER. To be Set, for such Tetm as may be agreed upon, HTHAT part of the Lands of BALLYNESS, near BOSHMILLS, commonly called—" THE WALK- MILL- FARM," containing upwards of Fifty Acres of Arable and Meadow Land, of the best quality, which has been Grazed upon for many Years past.— Upon this Farm is a fail of the river . Bush, sufficient to work Machinery to : any extent; and liberal encouragement would be given to ! any Person, or Company who would establish a Work of public utility upon it. If not disposed of for the purpose of Machinery, by the First of January next' it will be Set for Tillage, in one or two Farms. Proposals by Letter ( free of postage) to be sent to the | Proprietor, HUGH MONTGOMERY, Esq. Benvarden, Colerain; or Mr. M'NEILE, Ballycastle. 323) November 12. FARMS TO BE LET. ABOUT THIRTY IRISK ACRES of GOOD LAND situated at Strandmdls, within 1* Mile of Belfast, on i the Banks of the River I. agan. There is a most beautiful j situation for a House on the Lands, commanding a view of the County of Down side of the River, the Demesne of Eelvoir Park, and the New Bridge, together with the Town, Long Bridge, and Bay of Belfast. There is an excellent road to it, and a supply of Spring Water. Possession can be given on the First of November next. Application to be made to JOHN S TEWART, Esq. Wil- mont; and MAILT BLAIR, on the Premises, will shew them. 883) September 4, 18X2. hange- Room, in Belfast, on FRIDAY the 4th December next, at ONE o'Clock, in the afternoon— THE INTEREST of the Assignees of the Bankrupts, being the equity of redemption in and of the following concerns1":— No. I.— The FLOUR MILLS of INVER, Kiln, Granary, and Stable, with about FIVE ACRES of LAND adjoining; the Falls of Water, Machinery, and the right of Way leading from the Mills to the Bridge on the Mountliill road, together with the elegant Cottage wherein Mr Holmes resided near the Mills— the whole held under the Marquis of Donegall, for the residue of a term of 61 years, from 1st May, 1795, at the small yearly rent of £ 2- 10. One of the Mills at Inver has been lately rebuilt, and is filled with complete Machinery, east and finished ill London ; there is a never- failing supply of Water to both Mills in the driest season.— They have been heretofore used as Flour Mills, but would answer well for Paper or Cotton Mills. No. II.— The WHEAT, CORN, and BARLEY MILLS in Lame; the CORN KILN, CABINS, and PREMISES in the Old' Town of Larne, with all the Ma- chinery therein, together with the several holdings of Land, Cabins, & e. as possessed by the said Holmes, and his un- dertenants— the whole hold under the heirs of the Mar- quis of Antrim, for three good lives, and the residue of a term of 31 years, at the yearly rent of ;£ G0, and 64. re- ceiver's fees. For further particulars, apply to Messrs. RAMSEY & GAItRETT, Law Agents to the estate; or to either of the undersigned. Belfast, Nov. 19. A. BARRLIE, 1 . . JAS. KILBEE, J Ass, S' sees. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, WITHOUT RRSERVE, On th Premises, on SATURDAY the * b December next, a tbe Hour of TWELVE o'Clock, THE Entire INTEREST of DAVID GREF/ VE, in that SHOP and DWELLING- HOUSE, lately occu- pied by him on the South- side of Barrack- street, adjoining Lettice- hill, for a Term of upwards of Twenty Years, nearly Rent frte. Tlvs is one of the first situations in Town for a Retail Groeery and Spirit Trade— Terms at Sale. CUMMlNG & TANNY, Belfast, Nov 27. ( 402) Auctioneers, 8 4, High- street. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, OM MONDAY tbe 7tb December next, at GLENO, near Larne, at tbe Hour of TWELVE o'Clocb, ' ipHF. following valuable BLEACHING MACHINERY I and UTENSILS, v, z :— Five Beetling Engines, Four pair of Crank Rubbiug Boards, Two Wash Mills, Three Water Wheels, with Axle Trees and Cog Wheels, One very large and one middling sized Furnace, a large Crane, a pair of Linen Clips, Tables, Racks, Presses, & c & c. ALSO, TO BE LET, A FALL upon Gleno River, of between 30 and 40 feet, jj and a small piece of LAND, upon which is ereCled a strong j! House, three stories high.— This place being close to the j Village, is very well calculated for a Cotton Mill; and a long Lease of Lives and Years will be given to any approved Tenant, who will engage to increase the Buildings. Apply to JOHN CORRY, at Mr. FARPJELL'S Cottage, j Gleuo. ( 404 COUNTY OF DOWN. LANDS FOR SALE. To be Sold by AuStion, at the House of JOHN RIVGLAVD, in tbe Village of Kitmore, upon WEDNESDAY the 9eb Day of December nc\ t by tbe Executors of Mr, CHAHLBS HAM. IL- TOPT, of Carnaielly, deceased, " 1/ IORTY FIVE ACRES of the LANDS of CROSSOAR. JL with between two and three Acres of TURF BOG attached, held in fee farm, subjeCt only to an annual cniefry of £ 5, payable thereout. At same time will be disposed of, in such Lots as may be agreed upon, the LEESEHOLD INTEREST in about Sixty Acres of the LANDS of ROSCONNOR, held under MA r- THEW FORDE, Esq for one life. Any information on the subieCt may be had, on applica- tion to Mr JAMES BROWN, at Carnakelly, who will send a Person to shew the Lands and Mearings o any per- ; ons inclined to become purchasers ; and who will also re- ceive Proposals for the Farm of Carnakelly, containing up- wards of 50 Acres ; which, with suitable accommodation of Houses on the Premises, will be Let, for a Term of Six Years from the first of November instant; and. to meet the convenience of good Tenants, would b « divided mto two or three Lots ( 365) November 18, 1812. FARMS FOR SALE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, at the Howe of Mr, JAMES OKA, in Kirhubben, on WEDNESDAY tbe 16tb December next ( if not previously disposed of by Private Con- cra£ t, of which due Notice shall be given J, TjftFTY TWO ACRES, THIRTY- EIGHT PERCHES, it of as fine LAND as in the Barony of Arjs, with HOUSES and Orrict- Houses. These Lands, part of the Townland of Ballyesborough, near Kirkcunben, will be set up in one Lot, or in such small Parcels as may at sale be found agree- able to Bidders; subjeCt to Five Shillings an Acre Yearly Rent, for Thirty- one Years, concurrent with Three Lives to be named by the Purchasers— A Map of the Premises may be seen at Echlinville, where a Person will also attend to shew the Lands. Applications as to Terms, and Proposals to be made per- sonally, or by letter, post- paid, to CHARLES ECUUN, Esq. tchlinville; or to H WALLACE, Attorney, Downpatrick, or No. 19, Anglesea- street, Dublin. 337) ___ October 6. 1812. STOLEN, On MONDAY Night, the 16th November instant, A MARE, the Property of ROOER M'KINZIR, of Mulla- more, near Ca « tlecaulfield, in the County of Tyrone, value about Fourteen Guineas; a Dark Bay. two years old; a Star and Snip; upwards of Twelve Hail ' s high ; a set Tail; Far Hind Foot White; had received a hurt lately in laid Foot, and not quite mended. THRi E GUINEAS REWARD will be given, on re- turning said Mare to the Owner, and no questions asked ; or FIVE GUINEAS for Mare and I'hief, on prosecuting to convidtion. The Reward will be paid by EDWARD EVANS, Esq. Duugannon. MULLAMORE, November 18, 1812. ALSO STOLEN, 0* MONDAY Night tbe 16th November instant, A HORSE, the Property of JOSEPH LEANT, of Cle- naneese, near Castlecaulfield, value about Nineteen Guineas ; Black ; no White, except a little near the Pastern of the Far Hind Foot; set Tail; two years old; about Fifteen Hands High. THREE GUINEAS REWARD, will be given to any Person returning said Hoise to the Owner, and no questions asked; or FIVE GUINEAS for Horse and Thief, on pro- secuting to conviction. The Reward will be paid by EDWARD EVANS, Esq. Dungannon. 356) CLRNANEEIK, November 18, 1812. JV E W R r. ROBERT PURDON, pTAS for SALE, at his STORES, on the OL BASON, 150 Barrels of Amber Rosin, 10 Hogsheads of best Wrappery Tobacco, A large Parcel of Latnwood, and A regular Supply of JVigait 8f Canal Coals, Which he will sell on moderate Terms, for ready Money. 385) NEWRY, November 21.. VALUABLE CONCERNS IN PERPETU- ITY, BY AUCTION. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, by Order of the Admini- itrntor and Trustees of the late BENJAMIN ED* W. 1RDS, Esq at tbe Hour of TWELVE 0 Clerk, on TUESDAY, tbe 15th Day of December next, at my Office, Donegall'jtroet, XT R T EASE of the FOUNDERY CON- ' ' J" CF. RN, OFFICES, and DWELLING. HOUSES thereto attached, situite near BRIOGE- FND. in Ballvmacarrett, on the Newtonard9 road, held for Lives renewable for ever, subject to the Yearly Rent of £ 5.— These extensive Premises with Mechinerv and Utentf. ls,. re now Let for the term of 21 Years from 1st February last, at the Yearly Rent of JC200. No II LEASE of that well known GLASS MANU- FACTORY, with Buildings, Offices and I- rg- Yard, suitable for carry ing on r' at business upon a lar^ e - c le; also 1 verv spacious, fashionable, and substantial new built Dwelling- House, with most complete Warehouses— the whule compris d in one inclosure; as occuoied by the . re Mr. EDWARDS in the Glass Manufacturing business, at Hridge- End, ' n Baily- mac. errett; held for Lives renewable for ever; yearly Rent 5. 5s. Id.; and one Guinea renewal fine. I here are well- se ured Annual P^ ents to the amount of ,£ 31, which will be payable to th" Purchaser, who can get immediate possession of the Glass- Works after the sale of tl. e Utensils, which wi I take place on the Premises at an early day, and tbe other parts of the Concerns on 1st May next, or sooner, if the Stock of Goods, & c. on hand, shall be disposed of. No. III. LEASE of a large FIELD, or Lot of BUILD- ING GROUND, on the Short Strand, in Bailymacarrett— completely walled, in its whole front towards the high road which leads to Newnton'ireda, held for Lives renewable for ever, subject to the Yearly Rent of £ 5.— Possession can be given immediately No. IV I, EASE, in Perpetuity, of a well- secured AN- NUAL RFNT of J£ 4, 10x on Premises adjoining Bridge- End Terms at Sale Particulars may be known, on application to JOSEPH WRIGHT, Esq. Attorney; or to JAM P S HYNDMAN, AGENT. Belfast, November 2S, 1812. ( 372 BREWERY. To be Let or Sold, and immediate Possession given, ipHE Extentive BREWERY of MONEVMORE, with I COPPERS, BARRELS, and ail necessarv Fixtures. On the Premises there is a Large MALT- H * USE and attached to it a New CHANDLING- HOUSE — < large Sum has lately been expended in putting this Concern in thorough repair For further particulars, application to be made to JOHN MILLER, Esq. Moneymore ; or WILLIAM MILLER. Esq. Dei ry. ( 2S7 ~ A TAN- YARD TO BE LET. To be Let, from November next; for such Term as may be agreed upon, nr'HF, TAN- YARD occupied by the Subscriber, in L Downpatrick, with every necessary convenience for finishing 1000 Hides yearly.— Apply to THOMAS HENRY, DOWNPATRICK, OClober I. ( GS HjPHE FLOUR MILLS and CONCERN at * KNOCK, formerly Advertised in this Piper, for Sale, not being Sold, they will now be Let, for whatever term may be agreed upon, and immediate pos ession given. For further particulars, apply to HEWITT & M'MUR- RAY, 22, Prince's- street, Belfast; or, JOHN HEWITT, Knock- Mills, who will shew the Premises. ( 194 " TO BE LET, From the \ st of November next, for such Term as may be agreed upon, HE HOUSE and FARM of FAIRVIEW, situate in 1 the Townland of Annaboe, within a few minutes walk of Kilmore Church, in the County of Armagh con- taining 40 Acres, nearly the half Meadow. of the best kind There h- s been a large sum of money expended in building a Dwelling- house witn suitable Offices, now fit for the re- ception of a genteel Family, or a Gentleman in the Linen Business, being situated in the center of the best I men Markets in Ireland, within two miles of Richhill, fiv- of Armagh, four of Portadown, nine of Lurgan, and four of Tandragee. On the Farm there is a good fJa den and excel lent young Orchard, planted with a variety of the choicest Fruit Trees, all in full bearing. For particulars apply to Mr. JAMES ROBINSON, of Rich- hill; or TEOMAS ROBINSON, the Proprie'or, on the Pre- mises. ( 48) FAIRVIF. W, Sept. 28. " COUNTY OF DOWN. LANDS TO BE SOLD. ' PHE FEE and INHERITANCE of the Townlands of • BLEARY and B \ LLYNAGARRICK. situate in the Parish of Tullylish ; distance about 5wo miles from 1, organ, three from Banbndge, three from Tandragee, and three from Portadown, all good M irktt Towns. BLEARY contains about 530 Acres; BALLTNAGARRICK, about 247 Acres, Irish Plantation Measure. The Lands are of excellent quality, with a sufficient quantity of Turf for both. About| 223 Acres have been Leased out for upwards of 60 years, for three lives, at a very low Rent, two of which lives are dead, and the so'vivor upwards of 72 years old Rent Rolls, and all necessary information respecting the Title, may be had by applying to the Proprietor, WIL- ; LLAM M ACNAM AR A, Esq Banbridge; or, to GEORGE and WILLIAM CROZIER, Attormes at Law, Dominick- street, Dublin. N. B. The Townlan-' s will be Sold together or separate ; or the former ( Bleary) will be divided, to suit Purchasers. 158) OCtober 19. BLEACH- GREEN ROBBERY. ON SATURDAY Ni* ht last, the BLEACH- GREEN of AARON STANTON and CO: of CAIUMOMT, was feloniously entered, and MX 1' IECES of Purple and White yard- wide Printed MUSLiN taken therefrom. FIFTY POUNDS REWARD Will be paid for proof to Conviction of the Perpetrator of Perpetrators of said Robbery ; and private infor nation will be well rewarded, an I kept secret, if lequued, by the Cam- money Bleachers' Association. 16th October. JOHN BELL, TREASURER. N. B. It is requested that any Person to whom the above may be offered lor Sale, will take no- ice, that they are of two different Patterns, and not fully cleared up in the white, ! and from the manner in which they were lifteo, one selvage in each piece, must have been torn every three- fourths a yard, about hsiU an inch in. ( 139 BY THE Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, A PROCLAMATION. RICHMOND, WC Whereas we have received information upon oath, that fioldws belonging to his Majesty's Forces posted as Sentinels at the Mowing places • n the city of Limerick, viz. his Majesty's Stirps at Newtown Perry, the Cnmmisstry- General's Stores, the house inhabited by Major- General Darby, and at the rear of the Gail in said ciiy, were respectively on the morning of Saturday the twenty- sixth September, the nights of Saturday the tenth and M ind iy the twelfth of O& ober, arid the m vning of Tuesday the third day of Novem- ber last past, fi ed at by some evil minded per- sons, by which Robert Thompson and Patrick Loughan, two of the said Sentinels, were severely wounded. And whereas we have received further infor. mati n a* on oath, that the S^ n inel posted at the Commissariat Depot at Drumsna, in the County of Leitrim, was on the night of Saturday the twenty- fourth Oflober, also fired at by some evil- disposed person or persons; Now we the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland beins djtermined, as far as in us lies, to b ing to speedy and condign punishment the per- sons who fired at said Sentinels as aforesaid, do hereby publish and declare, that if any person « r persons shall, within Six Calendar Months from tne date hereof, discover the persons who fired the - ai l shots, or any of them, so that they or any of hem be apprehended and convifted thereof, such person or persons so discovering shall receive a Reward of TWO HUNDRED POUNDS. Arid we do hereby publi - h and declare, That if am person r> r persons, other rhao the persons who ' dually fired he shots as aforesaid, who may have been ptivy to, or concerned in the said offences, or any f them, shall, within the time aforesaid, discover his or their accomplice or accomplices, so as that he or they be convidh d thereof, such penjt n or persons so discovering shall not only - ePv'e ' he said Rewa d, but shall also receive his M josiy's most gracious and free pardon for the s. me. And we do hereby strifllv charge and command all Justice-- of the Peac^, May rs, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, and all ,1 h'rs his Majesty's loving subjedls, to use heir utmost endeavours to bring the said offender or tiffenders, and every of them, to speedy and con lign punishment. Giv - n at the Council Chamber in Dublin the 17ih day of November, 1812. Thom > nd. Castle- Coote. Robert Peel. T. H. Foster. Isaac Carry. Wm. Saurin. GOD SAVE THE KING. SPANISH PAPERS. Reply of Don Francsco Ballnsterot, to the Dispatch by which he retcived his dismissal from his command. MOST EXCELLENT SIR^— This morning, while engaged in the ordinary dispatch of my bu iness, I leceived v" ur Excellency's dispa'ch discharging me fmm the command of the Captainship General of the f ur kingdoms of Andalusia, and of the Fourth Army, informing me at the same time that mv troops had formed, and were marching in the direflion of Alcala. I immediately m Hinted my horse, to learn from what source proceeded a mea- sure so contrary to thp spirit of the R" val ordi- nances, and rhe discipline with which I have al wavs endeavoured to inspire the army, and of which I have ijtven many proofs. On going out of the village, I met a picquet of the first batta- lion of royal guard', with advanced centinels and arms rpady to give fire, and a number of peasants in front I was surprised at this novelty, and ask- ed the officer what it meant ? H? answered, as did the fceiitinels, whpn they came up, that he had or- ders n" t to le; me pass. A Colonel then came, to whom I stared my displeasure at being treated in his manner, which I considered as disgraceful. The peasants no- v broke out into strong ex ires- sions, calculated to make an impression on the soldiers, for whom they knew I had made so many sacrifices. I however silenced them, ordering them to retire ; I then proceeded to my house, sensibly feeling a treatment, which, I believe, was never experienced in the Soanish armies, by the most criminal subaltern officer. In a short time the same battalion appeared in from of my house, and A guard WAS placed at the door of it. The people, indignant at an a< 3 of this kind, made loud lamentations, fearing something might be intended against my person. The sentiments of affedtion expressed by these good Spaniards, made a great, er impression on me than this military apparatus, which I did not conceive to correspond to the dig- nity of my station, nor is it possible to believe that it was by your Excellency's orders. From this moment I had centinels placed upon me, arrd received orders from Brigadier Virues, to set out early in m irning for my destination, Ceuta ; which I shall comply with, leaving the Chief of the Si iff to deliver up the irmj, than which I think there is not a better in Europe, that. Iias been organized, regulated, equipped, insirnCl- ed, and disciplined in only one fort light. B it I cannot but represent to your H ghness, that if my « ei vices have me ' ted any att- nii n, I would w sh h it the destination of Ceuta might be changed to Esretna ura, and, if possible, to Freg ual or its vicinity; as I find my health mucn broken, and m that country, notwithstanding my misfortunes, I could maintain myself with respeft, and my exis - ence would not be btirthensome to my country. Tiiis is the manner in which I have been treated wi n respect to my person ; but I have felt still more sensibly, the attack made on my reputation, in the annexed paper ( 1) which Vitues has pub- lished. He supposes in it that I have distressed the people of Grenada, by levying contributions, which I n « ver thought of, which, on the contrary. j I always opposed, though I asked money of the j Intendant, which, however, he refused, except as a loan, which I was to repay from the first funds I obtain- d. I shall proceed towards my destination, but if my indisposition increases, I shall halt at C in, where your Excellency may address to me your answer. Cod preserve your Excellency many years. FRANCISCO BALLASTEKOS. Granada, 30th OCL 1812. ( 1) The following is the printed paper referred to :— NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. The Regency of the kingdom has been pleased to discharge Senor Don Frantisco Ballasteros from the command of Ge- neral in Chief of the 4rh army and of the Captaincy General of the four kingdoms of Andalusia, and to nominate in his stead ad interim Don Joaquin Virues, brigadier of the Roynl armies In consequence the contribution ordered by him is suspended till corresponding orders are received from Go- vernment; the Public, therefore, are not required to make the several payments assigned to them. VIRUES, Granada, SOth 0< ft. 1812. THE ARMY. We have authority to state, that Lieut. J > brl Knox, of the 3d Foot Guards, who was wounded on the 17' h of OClober, before Burgos, was at Sv amanca on the 1st of November, perfectly well, vith the exception of his left eye, which was cotits letely destroyed by a mu-. k2t. ball. Li utenant Knox is son of the late, and brother to the present Member for the County of Tyrone. RECRUITING DEPARTMENT. Horse- Guards, 20rh Nov. 1812. MEMORANDUM.— Officers commanding batta. li^ ns, and regimental and other depots, are refet- red to the General Order of the 28 h of Novem- ber, 1808; and are required to be particularly punflual in returning to the Inspecting Field Of- ficers of the Recuuing Service, the Return of Re- cruits, pointed out in the above Order. They are likewise considered responsible that the Final Ap- proval Reports, which are prepared by the Piy » master, are regularly transmitted, viz. j— 1st. When a Recruit, under the Gen » ral Regulation, } oiit « , after having remained a month with the party, the Find Approval Report is to be made'up as soon a « the Recrnita arrive at his battalion or the depot, and it is to he irri nea diately forwarded, undercover, to the Inspecting Field Offi- cer of th District from whence he joined' 2d. In the case of a Recruit being sent to his battalion of the depot, immediately after intermediate approval, as in t. « case ef Recruits raised in the I. nnd n DisrriCt particularly, the Final Approval Report must be forwarded at the 1* tion of a month from the date of his intermediate ai- provd. 3d. In the cse of Recruits raisied bv p . rties, which a- e authorised to send them direCt, to the head- qtur'eis of their battalion, or the regimental depot, there ar- special instruc- tions, and nothing herein- contained is intended to apply Recruits of this description. The inspefling Field Officers will note in the register of Recruits, the d y on which each Re- cruit proceeded to join the depot or battalion; an< l in the event of their not receiving, in due tint2, the Return and Final Approval Report above al- luded to, they will report acc irdingly to they Ad « jutant- General, when orders will be given far the allowances being issued, a id for the amount be- ing charged against the pay of he nffic r, whose duty it was to have sesn the Final Approval Re- port duly forwarded. Should any tardiness or negleft take place o » the part of the Paymaster, the Officer command- ing must r- pon the circumstance, in rd - r to exiv nerate himself from the responsibility, and that the Paymaster may be made accountable for the same. As the payment " f the allowances dep- nd* n* the receipt of the Final Approvil Report, a,> 4 the success of the Recruiting Service is ma: erially involved in p ompt remunera- ion being made t « the persons who exert them- elves to procure re. cruits, any delay which takes place in forw rdiog the above documents, must con? equenily prove injurious to the Recruiti g Service, an I persons guiliy of such negleCl will be male strictly rt* sponsible. By Command of his Royal Highness fhe Com- m tnder- in- Chief, HARUY CALVERT, Adj. Gen. The convoys for America, the Mediterranean, and Lisbon, sailed from Falmouth on Tuesday week.— Tha latter had on board the following reinforcements for the Ma quis of Wellington : Detachment Royal \ rtiilery drivers and horses Detachment Royal Wag on Tram Four troops Royal Horse Guards ( Blue.) Four troops 1st Regiment Life Guards. Four troops 2d Regmienr ditto. Detachment of the folio ving regiments 1 Sd, 4tls, and 5th Dragoon Guards. 1st, 3d, and 4th Dragoons. 9th, 11th, ! 2: h, and 16th Light Dragons. 3d, 24th, 31st, 37th, 47th, 48th, 50th, ,5tst, i7th, 38th, 68th, 71st, 73d, 77th ( 21), 88th, Md, and 95th Foot. The wind has blown fresh everaince from the North and East, which probably eti ibled thin valuable reinforcement to reach Lisbon before Wednesday last. In consequence of the reinforcements of Artil- lery sent out to the Marquis of Wellington, atid oj' his demands for ai > re ), fi: ers of that corps, it is about to be strengthened 0/ anmtner B ituiion. We are sorry to learn, tha on Fnd y morning, about four o'elock, the miners employed - n excavat- ing the tunnel under the river Severn, at Newnilam, discovered a small breach, through which the w. ter issu'- d. This, for a moment, they conceived was oc- casioned by a spring : but the aperture increasing, they were instantly aware of their dang, r, nd lad btirely time to be drawn up before the water iilied tiie tunnel. This public spirited undertaking was completed to the extent of 226 yards, oi the breadth of 12 feet, and 13 feet high. Last week, as some workmen were employed in re- pairing the flooring of tbe lowermost house in No. th Suieids, they found 2(.) 0 Queen Anne's sixpeiic. s.— T. iey are very little damaged, though it does not ap. pear that tliey had been deposited in any tiling t > ^ e- serve them from the earth. BELF AST C > MM KMC[ A L CHllO N T<; f HOUSE OF I. ORDS— TUESDAY, NOTEMIIR 24. MEETING OF THE NEW PARLIAMENT. This beingr the day appointed by the Procla- mation of his Royal Highness the PURNOE RE- GES'T, for the assembling of the New Parliament, the Lord CHANCELLOR and his Officers came down to the House soon after two o'clock, and a considerable number of Peers attended in their places. His Lordship acquainted the House, that as it • was inconvenient to his Royal Highness the PriNCE RegENT to he personally present on that day. he had granted Letters Patent for opening the Parliament by Commission, which their Lord- ships would presently hear read. Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of YORK and CUMBERLAND, the LORD CHANCELLOR, and the Earls of WESTMORELAND and LIVERPOOL, being rob d, then took their : seats on the Bench, in front of the Throne, as the Royal Commis- sioners. Sir THOMAS TYRWMITT, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, was deputed to order the at- tendance of the Commons, who forthwith appear- ed at the Bir to a considerable number. The PrincE REGENT'S Commission, authoris- ing the Lords therein, or any three or more of them to hold and open the Parliament, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, was then read at length ; when The LORD CHANCELLOR, as Organ of the Commissioners, addressed the Assembly to the following effect! — " MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN— By virtue of j the Commission, under the Great Seal, to us and other Lords directed, and now read, we have to state to you, in- obedience to the commands of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, acting in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, to an- nounce to you, that as soon as a sufficient number of the Members of both Houses of Parliament shall be sworn, the causes of his Royal Highness , calling this Parliament shall be communicated ; and it being necessary th it a Speaker of the House of Commons should be first chosen, it is his Royal Highness's pleasure, that the Gentle- men of the House of Commons should return to their own House, and there proceed to choose some person proper for that office— and that you shall present such person so chosen as their ' Speaker, here to- morrow, at twvlve of the clock, for his Royal Highness's approbation." The Commons then returned to their own House ; and the Clerks proceeded to administer the customary oaths to the Lords present. The first Peers sworn, were their Royal High- nesses the Dukes of YORK and CUMBERLAND, who were the only Royal Peers then present. Their Royal Highnesses of KENT « nd SUSSEX, Were sworn afterwards. At Four o'clock the House adjouined fill Twelve o'clock to- morrow. HOUSE OF COMMONS. About a quarter before three o'clock, at which time considerah'y upwards of a hundred Members of the H » uae of Commons had assembled together jfl their H.- use, having: been previous1? sworn in by the Litd Steward of the Household, according to custom, in the Long Gallery adjoining; their attendance was required at the Bar of the House j' rf Peers >' n a message delivered by the Deputy Usher of the Black Rod, Tliev forthwith accom- panied the senior CL- TK, Mr. Ley, to the Upper j; House, and shortly returning, proceeded to the 1 f- xercise oi that privilege which had there been en- joined them bv the Lords CommissiVmers, in the tiame of the Prince Regent, the Election of a Speaker. After a pause of some moments—. Sir JOHN NICHOLL rose, and ( addressing himself ro Mr. Lev) spoke nearly as follows ? — " Mr. Ley, afttr the Message which we have just received from his Royal Highness the Prince Re- gent through the Lords Commissioners, I conceive it will be proper to proceed without delay to eleft one of our number to take unon himself she high funftions of Speaker ; a function, the ex « j- cise of which is justly considered to be one of the ancient and undoubted privileges of this House, and which, properly exercised, is of the highest import- ance not only to this House itself, but to the rights and liberties of the people, and consequently to the future prosoerity and happiness of this great and extensive Empire. It may in some degree assist the House in the proper choice of an indi- vidual to fill this high situation, if I submit to their consideration the properties which belong to the office, and the qualifications requisite to dis- charge its duties. Those duties are'as various as they are important. They parti? consist in regu- lating the proceedings of this House, in its legisla- tive and judicial capacities; they require him to preside over'its debates— to enforce a due observ. ar. ee- qf order and decorum— to communicate the approbation and the' censure of the House— to watch over i's privileges— to assert iti rights— and to maintain its laws. In. addition to these, he is called upon to attend to what is called the private business of the House, which in itself forms no small share of the duties of the Speaker, in the present improving state of the wealth and popula. tion of the country. The discharge of the duties df this part of his office requires talents and at- tainments of no ordinary kind, and of a nature so varied, that they are rarely found united in the same individual; for thete is hardly a good qua. lity which can adorn human nature, which the vast variety of fnatter which comes before him • will- not occasionally call for. fo an enlightened Understanding, to an extensive legal knowledge, and an ardent and well- founded attachment to the. principles of otir happy Constitution, it is necessary that there should, be added an intimate acquaintance with the precedents of Parliament, i a thorough knowledge of its forms as recorded in ' the volumes of oar prdceedings, atfd a mind well versed in those usages that are sanctioned by the unwritten practices of this House. Nor should we pass' over without notice, the subordinate qualifications which are requisite to him who holds the office of Spejksr. Here quickness, coupled with correctness in the dispatch of busi- ness, is demanded. Among the qualities neces- s < ry to preside and. enforce order, are soundness t of judgment and nromptness of decision ; firm- ness to repress contention, with the smile of affa- bilitv to soften rebuke and disarm irritation. He should possess a temper not to be ruffled bv rude- ness and resistance ; attention not to be exhaust- ed by prolonged debate ; but above all, his con- duct. should be marked bv strict impartiality to deserve the confidence of all, and to ensure to him the attention and respect of the House. The thanks of this House would lose part of their value, if communicated without that dignity and manner which commands respect; and its cen- sure and renrimands would lose a part of there force and effect, if not delivered with that tone and demeanour of authority which enforces at- tention. To preserve the dignity of this House, and protect its rights against the encroachments of any other part of the State, it is necessary that he should possess a mind above controul, and an integrity bevond the reach of interest. In at- tending to the private business,' he should be dis- tinguished by facility of access, by urbanity of deportment, and courteousness of manner— by frankness of communication, by unwearied atten- tion, and indefatigable industry ; and by an anxi- ous watchfulness to guard over the interests of the absent. Neither should we overlook that munificence which seems called for by his rank in life, as suitable to the first and most distinguish- ed Commoner of the realm. These are some of the most prominent qualifications to be sought for in the person we select for our Speaker. If, in rising to propose an individual to your choice, it had been necessarv to resort to my own opi- nions to select one, I hope I should properly have felt my own want of importance, and shrunk from the task ; leaving it to some other Member, whose weight and judgment better fitted him to discharge it. That the different counties of this great countrv, when sending to Parliament, ac- cording to the practice of our excellent Constitu- tion, the most enlightened of their numbers to re- present them, may furnish several persons pro- perly qaulified to discharge the many and ardu- ous duties of this high office, I am not disposed to deny ; but I cannot help congratulating myself and the House, that it is not necessaty on the pre. sent occasion to fix on one who merely gives the hope and promise of future worth— that it is in their power at once to fix on the secure basis of tried excellence, and confirmed experience.— Those Members who are now here for the first time, may suppose, that while describing what the Speaker of this House should be, I have been tracing the outline of a piflure which exists but in imagination ; but those who sat in this HotSE-"" former Parliaments will recognise in it, that I have been drawing the likeness of that highly- gifted individual who, for the four last Parlia- ments, has filled the Chair in a manner to secure general admiration, and the respeft of all parts of the House. Sir, I need not name the Right Hon. Charles Abbott.—( Hear, hear, hear.)— I need not go back to praise this Gentleman's early life ; I need not now refer to those qualities which origi- nally recommended him to the choice of this House, to nrove him worthy or that high situa- tion which I trust he will again be called upon to fill. I am aware, and unfeignedly conscious that a considerable degree of presumption may be im-. puted to the individual who ventures, on the fir t meeting of the House, to address you on so in- teresting and important a subject. But I throw myself on the candour and indulgence of the House, frankly acknowledging, that I could not resist the gratification of thus publicly testifying, though very inadequately, Hie esteem and regard, veneration and respeft which I feel for him,' to whom tliey so justly behng. I cpuld not resist the pleasure of taking upon myself to propose that which I anticipate is the unanimous wish of the House " That the Right Honourable Charles Abbott He eletfed Speaker of this House."— ( Hear, hear, hear.) Mr. CARTWRIGHT—" Sir, in rising to Se- cond the motion which has just been made by my Learned Friend, I am only sorry that I am not equal to the task, nor would I have taken it upon myself* but that the motion rests not on the talents of him who seconds it, but on the merits of the Right Honourable Gentleman whom it is propos- ed to call to the chair. All the qualifications re- quired for so important an office are to be found in Mr. Abbott. This I think is one of those mo- tions in which all parties must concur; or rather, it is- ore in which all party is discarded. I think it not improper to refer to the early life of Mr. Abbott, to remind the House, that before he was called to the Chair, the public had derived great advantages from his labours. I think it alike due to ourselves and the public, to replace Mr. Abbott in the Chair of this House, and I feel it no small honour to second such a motion, which, with the Right Hon. Mover, I anticipate will meet with the unanimous approbation of the House." [ A universal cry of " Chair! Chair! Mr. ABBOTT! Mr. AIIBOTT J" at the conclusion of this speech, testified the as- sent of the House to the motion which had just been made and seconded ] Mr. ABBOTT then said : " In rising to ad- dress the House upon the present occasion, it is impossible for me not to be desirous, in the first place, to thank my Right Honourable and Hon- ourable Friends who have this day done me the honour of proposing me for the high office to which you are now about to eletf one of your own number, for the great personal kindness they have shewn me, and also to express my seme of the very favourable manner in which the House has been pleased to receive their proposition. I do assure this House, with petfed sincerity, that I would not again venture upon the discharge of those duties they thus impose upon me, were it not in the hope of receiving from them the same indulgences I have heretofore experienced. — To be enabled to fulfil the fundHons of your Speaker, it is true, some attention to the forms, and knowledge of the usages of Parliament may be necessary to meet the growing business which flows in upon the Commons House, and also the other laborious duties a. tached to the office : but these are not the main requisites; for such are the j new, unlooked for, * nd ever varying authorities i which spring up in the course of our proceedings, : that unless the' House give their firm, prompt, and j constant support to the person in their chair, no ; qualities he may possess can be of avail, and with- j out such support all the rest is superfluous and nugatory. In expressing these senciiaents, 1 hum- i bly submit myself to the deWmfWafrSn'' to which the H" Use has don° mo the hononr now to come." ( Cry of" Chair, Chair!" throughout the Home ) * Mr, ABBOTT was. theo condwSled to the. Chair bv the Mover and SeconiTer, Sir John Nicholland Mr. Cartwright, whence he spoke as follows : " I have again to express the deep sense I en- tertain'of the honour you have this day conferred on me, in re- elefling me once more to fill the im- portant station of your Speaker, and of the firm reliance I repose on you for^ the same support I have ever experienced.: so long- as this is. continued' to me, I shall faithfully discharge the duties in- cumbent upon me to perform. I beg to repeat my thanks for your distinguished favours, and to assure the House, that from this- mom'ent I am de- voted to its service."— fHear, hear,) Lord CASTLEREAGH spoke to the follow, ing effefl :—" I apprehend that till his Royal Highness the Prince Regent's intentions in calling this Parliament together be made known, it will be the pleasure of the House to adjourn from day to day, without entering upon any business. I therefore rise to offer a motion to that eff.- fl.— But previous to coming to this conclusion, I trust I may be permitted the satisfaftion of congatulat- ing the House on seeing that seat again occupied ' by the Right Hon. Gentleman, whose conduit in it before had secured to him universal respeft and admiration ( Hear, hear.)— We must, as Mem. bers of this House, feel it as a matter of great congratulation to each other, to have an indivi- dual returned to Parliament whom we can eleft to that situation, in which he has already so pre- eminently distinguished himself, to his own hon- our, and to the benefit of" the House and of the country ( Hear, hear.)— It is a' matter of con- gratulation that the first- step we baye taken , is likely to redound to the public ad vantage, and to the general good, as well as to the particular in- terest of this assembly.—( Hear, hear.)— Marked as this eleftion has been by an universal expres- sion of sentiment that cannot be doubted, you, Sir, must feel that you possess,, in the unbounded confidence of this House, the means and authori- ty necessary to enable you to discharge with dig- nity and effect the important duties. placed in your hands. Under these circumstances, I will not de- tain the House longer by dilating . on the topics so ably and fully opened by- the Right Hon. Mo- ver, but conclude by proposing'that this House do now adjourn."— Adjourned till to- morrow. low ctr-, Wednesday,. November 25- We understand that it has been determined to subjeft America to the inconvenience which must necessarily result from a stop being put to her export trade; and that, in consequence of this decision, all applications for Licences to import American produce, are refused by the Board of of Trade. The following is the copy of a letter received by a Merchant in this city, from one of his Ma- jesty's Under Secretaries of State, in answer to an application for a passport in favour of a French Supercargo ; and as we understand that the rule will be strictly adhered to, we think it right to give t'tje measure publicity, a, s it may be the means of preventing personal inconvenience to parties who may fee) desirous of visiting this country. We feel pleasure in so doing, as we are satisfied of the expediency and propriety of this measure : « Whitehall, Nov. 91, 1819. " SIR— As the Frerth Government refuse to permit Bri- tish merchants avid supercargoes to land and proceed into the interior of France, for the prosecution of commercial ob jeSs, I am direflej, by Lord Sidmnuth, to apprise you, that it has been deemed expedient to place French merchants and supercargoes under similar prohibition ; and I am to ex- press to vou his Lordship's regret, that, under this decision, he cannot comply with your request in Mr. —' s behalf. " 1 am, Gentlemen, & c." BRITISH ARMY IN THE PENINSULA. The following is handed us as a correft list of Part of the Russian fleet is hourly expefted at Cbatham where orders have been given, that the Officers and ships' companies may have free egress into the Dock- yard, in like manner as those of ourown ships. Some unpl asant information relative to the out- ward- bo'Jnd West India fleet was received yester- day, from the Master of one of the ships which sailed on Friday last from Portsmouth, tin ifer con- voy of the Coquette sloop of war. On Saturday morning, out of about fifty sail, besides a line- of- batlle ship which was to have accompanied the convoy, o:, ly twenty were in sight ; and a heavy gale from the eastward b : v! « g prevailed dating • the whole of tha day, the Master above- mention- ed found himself the next morning in sight of no mote than four vessels; and having in vain looked out the whole of that day for the Commodore, he thought, it .. right to return to Portsmouth. His opinion is, that the whole fl- et will be obliged, by the present state of the weather; to put back. A letter from Nouii « gham, dated Monday, says—" Last night, about, seven o'clock, when numbers had retired to chapel, six armed men, in disguise, entered the house of Mr. Glue, in Earl- street, while he and two of his workmen were sit ting by the fire ; and, while proper guards were left over two of them, the third was compelled to. j go into the work- shop and point out a lace- frame, ; which the Luddites had le » rnt was at work for j half goods and half money, which frame jbey broke in a few sninutes, and carried away the ma- chine, without any disturbance being created." Thursday, about two o'clock, as the proprietor of the Tavistock Hotel, Covent- garden, was sit- ting down to dinner, he was disturbed by an un- 1 usual noise made by a quantity of fancy pigeons - that he had on the top of the house. On his go- ji ing up stairs with a friend, he saw a hawk of ex- !{. traordinary size seized upon one of them, and • fly away with it ; they watched the direction he he took, and saw him alight on the steeple of the | New Church in the Strand. Mr, Down ( the friend of the hotel- keeper) took his gun, and was ; permitted by a housekeeper in the Strand to go on the top of his house ; whence he fired at the hawk, and it fell into the church- yard. It mea- sured three feet from the tip of one wing to the other, 22 inches from the beak to the tip of the tail, and 16- incbes in the girth A hawk paid a similar visit to the same hotel about five years ago. the corps serving in the 1 ' foinsula :— CAVALBV. Efl Battalions. , 1st and 2d Reg. Life Guards 5T3Th Regt. Foot 2d 1st Reg. Horse Guards, blue 40,- h Ditto I 3d Reer. Dragoon'Guards 43d Ditto 1 4 th Ditto Do. 43d Ditto 1 5th Ditto Do. 44th Ditto 2d 1st Ditto, or Royal Dragoons 45th Ditto 1 3d Ditto Dragoons 47th Ditto 2d 4th Ditto Do. 48th Ditto 1 9th Ditto Light Dragoons. 5 « th Ditto 1 10th Ditto Do. 51st Ditto 12th Ditto Do. 52d Ditto 1 inth Ditto Do. 53d Ditto t i i 57th Ditto " 21 14th Ditto Do. 18th Ditto • Do 58th Ditto 1 & 2 1st and 2d Dragoons, K. G. L. 59th Ditto 2d 1st and 2d Hussars Do." 60th Ditto 6th INFANTRY. 6 l » t Ditto 1 Battalions. 66th Ditto 1 1 st Regt. Ft. Gds. 1st & 2d 6' 9th Ditto 2d Ditto 1 71st Ditto I 3d Ditto . 1 • 74th Di to- 1st Ditto Foot 1 79th Ditto 1 2d Ditto 81st Ditto 1 3d Ditto 1 82d Ditto 1 4th Ditto 1 & 2 83.1 Ditto 2d 5th Ditto 1 & 2 87th Ditto 2d 6th Ditto 1 88th Ditto 1 7th Ditto 1 91st Ditto 1 Sth Ditto 1 1 92d Ditto 1 10th Ditto 1 ,94th Ditt « 11th Diitd 1 95th Ojtto 1 2 & 3 20th Ditto 1 KING'S GKBMAN r. FG10N. 23d Ditto 1 1st and 2d batt. L. Infantry. 24th Ditto 2d Ist, 2d, 8d, 5th & 7th batts. 27th Ditto 3d of the Line 28th' Ditto IL 1 Regt. Brunswick Oels 30th Ditto. 2d 1 Do Chasseurs Britanniques 31st Ditto 1 I Do. Watteville S2d Ditto 1 1 Do. Calabnese 34th Ditto 2d 3 Brigades Horse Artillery 35th Ditto 1 2000 BritishandGermanFoot 36th Ditto 1 Artillery. 38th Ditto 1 & 2 TOTAL,— 19 Regiments of Cavalry; 73 Bat. talions of Infantry ; 3 Brigades of Hor se Artil- lery ; ' 2900 Foot Artillery ; Engineers and Staff Cotps. ftUBtlK, Saturday, November 28. For several days past, the Magistrates of the Head Office of Police, have been indefatigable in examining several persons relative to the late rob- bery of the Newry Fly ; Gibson, and other peace officers, were dispatcher! to Drogheda, and by the zealous assistance of Ralph Smith, Esq. a Magis- trate, and Mr- Armstrong, chief constable of Drrigheda, several persons were apprehended, in whft. se possession a considerable part of the pro- perty was found. Twp of the leaders of the gang were apprehended in ' that city, and are fully com- mitted for trial, at the next Assizes for the county of Louth. We congratulate the public on the result of the exertions used on this occasion, as we understand this desperate gang, which is now completely broken up, had planned the successive robberies of the Cork, Limerick, aed Northern Mail Coaches, aud so daring had they become, tha they had determined to attack the latter in the immediate neighbourhood of Santry House. MEETING OF THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS. On Tuesday last, the Meeting of the Catholic Prelates of Ireland terminated. On the subject of the Meeting we are confirmed in our former statement, that it had for its object the appoint- ment, of a Select Committee, as Deputies to wait on Parliament in the ensuing Session, in order te answer such polemical questions, and give such other information touching Catholic tenets, as might be demanded, of them The Meeting as- sembled in consequence of a circular letter writ- ten to each of the Bishops, which stated, that it was intimated to the Right Reverend Dr. Troy, Titular Bishop of Dublin, from high authority, that a Message from Parliament, in the ensuing Session, would be sent to the Prelates of Ireland, requesting their attendance before the House, & c. & c— Dublin Evening Post.) A voung man of the name of Fo • ler, undertook on Friday morning w. tr" on fo'ot from London to Tallingend on the Oxford road, and return, the whole being 36 miles from the place of starting, in six hours, for a wager of 120 - guineas. The pedestrian performed twelve miles within the first i two hours, and encreased his speed the next hour, jj but he W ' s beat at the end of the fifth hour, hav- ing more than eight miles to perform. FEMALE CONSCRIPT. ANTWERP, OCT. 27.— The courage and gene- rosity of a young woman, who substituted herself for her . brother,- a conscript, in 1806', and who has just retorned from the army, covered with honour- able wounds, are now the subject of much conver sation here. The story is tru^, and the particulars desrrve to be « , known. Virginia Chrsquier", born at Delemont, Depart- ment of the North, distrifl of Lille, finding that her brother, who was ordered to march, was not in a condition to support the fatigues of war, and that he was inclined to continue his studies, ob- tained from her parents permission to depart for him. They were twins, and very much resembl- d each oth? r. She presented herself at the depot in the clothes of her brother, and was senr to the 2?( h regiment of the line, in which she has served six years. She was raised to the rank of Serjeant at jhe battle of Waarram, for having saved the life of her captain, who fell into the Danube, and was in danger of oerishing. At the battle of the 2d of May, near Lisbon, where the Dnke of Abrantes commanded, her Colpne! being surrounded by the enemy, she . demanded six men, whom she could depend upon, with whom she proceeded to his succour; notwithstanding a gun- shot wound which she received in her left arm, she succeeded in saving him, besides making two insurgent offi. cers prisoners. She also received on this occasion a wound from a bayonet in the left side, was car- ried to the hospital of Almeida, and thence to that of Burgos, where she was cured of her wound without her sej being discovered ; but an illness has since betrayed it, and she has just passed by the city of Courtray, to go to her depot, to receive the recompence due to her valour, and to be de- corated by the hand of the Colonel which she saved, with the honourable insignia due to the brave. BELFAST COUF. SK OF FXCHANOFI, FKS. . Vov 27.— Belfast on London '( Hi*) 7 J per cent. Belfast on Dublin ( 61 ds.) i per rent, Belfast en Glasgo. w 6 per cent Muh, Aror 26 —- 3f per cent. Gov Oeb. 72{ —••••—' .5 per cent. Ritro Par. BKBUSH, Nor. a 4— 3 rer cent. Consols for Acc. 59$ Nor. 26.— Dub. on Lon'. 7 f Nov. 24— Lon. on Dub. 9 J ARRIVED. 2 MAILS SINCE OUR LAST. r i Bv OoNAGIJASe* 0 Br DUULIN O BELFAST, < Monday, November 30, 1812. PACKET BV EXPRESS. This morning, at an early hour, we received, by EXPRESS from Donaghadee, the London Papers of Thursday the 26th .• Contrary to expectation, they contain no intelligence from those great armies in Spain and Russia, towards which the public ann'ety has been lately so strongly directed.— The following are the only extracts from the Packet by Express, that appear worthy of notice ;— London, Thursday, November 26. Some additional French p ipers have arrived,—. They do not give a word of information respect- ing Bonaparte's movements since his departure- from Moscow. The principal article contained in them is a long regulation respecting persons landing from abroad in the southern depart, ments, and persons travelling. It is proposed, we understand, that Cadiz and the other principal ports of Spain, not ia the hands of the French, shall be rendered free ports.. The Armide, 44, arrived at Plymouth on Mon. day from off Quiberon Bay, where ( as our Cor- respondent states) " she had landed a French General Officer on some special service; but what is not known ( Pilot.) We understand that 10 sail of the tine, 15 fri. gates, and 20 large gun- brigs, are to be fitted for the American station direfily. Le Rhin, 44, now in Plymouth Sound, is one of the frigates, ft* Admirality have adopted a very wise resolution in increasing the crews of the 44 gun frigates with 40 additional hands, the 32 gun frigates with 3 * additional hands, and gun- brigs in proportion meet on equal terms the- large American frigate. No accounts have yet been received of the Swallow packet, from Jamaica and the Leeward Islands, and which became due on the 3d inst. The name is still continued in the Post- office Li'- t, but there is too much reason to believe, that the packet has either foundered at sea, or been cap tured by the enemy. We are positively assured, from tjndeniable atr„ thority, of the perfaS accuracy of the statement which has appeared in most of the public prin s. announcing that the Earl of Moira's appointment to be Governor. General of India, was conferred by the Prince Regent without any communica- tion with the Ministers. ( Pilot.) The Prince Regent did not return to town yes- terday, but he is expefled this day. It is generally understood in the Court Circles, that he will de- liver the speech, on the opening the business of the Session on Monday, in person ; and as further evidence of his intention to visit Parliament on lhat day, eight beautiful young cream- coloured horses were exercised, last morning, in the Court- Yard of St. James's Palace. It is thence inferred he will go in state from St. James'.,, and not ffom Carl- too- house. The House of Lord's is expefled to produce a most brilliant spefiacte on Monday, ia a crowded circle, consisting of the Peers in ttieir robes, with the Peeresses and their daughters, and numbers of other Ladies, in full dress. Great interest has been made by Ladies of the highest fashio% for places ; and it is expefted that this opening " will be the grandest thas has taken place far many years. NEW PARLIAMENT. The following enumeration of the topics which are to form the. chief subjeAs of the consideration' of Parliament during its ensuing Session, presents an epitome of the existing state of the country, in its relations, foreign and domestic : I. The comlud of the Spmish war— not in relation to it » external management upon the Peninsula, the excellence of which no one doubts j but with reference to our domestic Council.— is among the first subjeib for discussion. The pecunar circumstances of the Sicilian armament will of course, couple it wuh this. The Sicilian aimament' J mea- me, which Ministers will have the peculiar advantage of displaying as wholly their own ; and of which, the execution has not, as in other ads, of which Lord Wellington has hal the direflion, rerfft'died or improved the original de ign — In this we see how Ministerial Councils would terminate if enforced with the same talen- s as gave them birth. II The conduit of our foreign relations, as affeflmg the war in the north of Kurope. III. The primary causes and subs » quent management of that with America. The< e form other gweral heads in the Foreign Relations of the country, which must came under rev'ew during the ensuing Session. IV. The Cathnlic Question; and . y- The Ea8t Wdia Company's Charter. These are sub- jects ot British or home policy. In relation to the Catholic Question, we have learned that it is the intention of Ministers to re> dintegrate, if we may use the wotd, the discus, ston ; or to take up the ' subject, as if no progress had been made therein— no resolution adopted- in the Lower House— none rejefled in the Upper by a majority ( of only one proxy), which was, in fact, equal to an adoption. There is as much wisdom, therefore, in this determination of Minis- ters, as there would be in that| df ajmau, who, hav- ing a long journey to perform, should order him- self, at the conclusion of the first day, to be con- veyed back to the place from whence he started. It is the recorded Resolution of the last House of Commons, to take the Catholic claims into cu sideration; and whether they aie rejefted or granted, they ought, accordingly, to be at least considered. f. BELFAST COMMERCIAL eHRO^ ICLfl. The attention of LiH Buckinghamshire has, we a- e informed, been direfted, daring the Re. cess, to the coUe& ian and arrangement of a vast imss of materials, relating to the East India af- fairs, and the renewal of the Company's Charter. The following are the chief points to which these d icuments nvisf have reference, and which are hiark- d out for di'cussion :— 1. The trade, and the; degre » of participation which is to be granted to the public, both in that to China and to India 2. The Cpmpany's army; whether it i « to remain as it i « . o' to be transferred to the Crown, as proposed by the ia'e Marquis Coruwallis. 3 A more rigorous controul in the Minister's of the Crown, not only over the Company's political and military affiit", but the extension of thit controtil to the Commercial and K, me concerns ( especially the establishments at Canton the East India House.) 4. The confirmation and improvement of the civil rights and priv leees, granted by the Governments of India, during the last 20 year « , to the native inhabitants of the Com jnnv's Government. 5 The establishment of the College of Fort William by a legislative provision, and its extension to the settl. ments of Madras and Bombay. 6 The last, and by far the most important and complex question of domestic policy, relares to the stare rJ our finan- ces ; to the condition of public credit; the taxes; but es- pecially those of Ireland, and the income rax here: thepre- tent commercial system also, bar mre particularly the licences A striifl inquiry will, w- suppose, be made into the application of the five millions ( including the Army Ex- traordinaries) given as a vote of credit, at the conclusion of the last Session How has it been exnended ; or has it been expended at all ? Where has it appeared by its < ffecSl. ? — Certairly"* not in Spain; where Lord Wellington, we are assured, hid only 20,000 dollars in his military chest on the lerhoflune; the army being then four months in arrear: and even at this moment, there are some Officers and men no less than six months in arrear Or Saturday, the Rev. Archdeicon Fowlrr and Fimi'v, at- rlv- d at the Donega1 Arms or, their war to Omipb. Sir T'. imes and Lady Strong and Family, ac companied by the Hon. Mrs. Knox arrived at Linn's Hotel on Friday night from their set, at Caledon ; and, after stopping all night, took fresh horses on Saturday morning for Doilagha- dee, on their way to England. F'OTI a Proclamation which has appeared in the Gla « ? ow Papers, it appears that some riots in that place have been occasioned by the weavers infrruotinj; such of their associates as are working at a lower rate of wages than that lately fixed by law. In con^ T'i'iice of the numerous robberies lately committed at Liverpool, a plm was laid by the police for the dete< fli; n of the offenders. On Fri- day se'nnight last, about nine o'clock, a party of the police- officers and special constables proceeded in a hackney- coach along the road leading from Everton to Low hill, when they were attacked by fve men, aimed with a blunderbuss and pistols, who, with dreadful imprecations, broke thj coach- windows, opened both the doors, and demanded their money. Upon finding that the party in the inside were armed, the robbers fired the blunder- buss and pis'. ols into the coach: and one of the constables having suffered himself to be robbed ( agreeable to the direflions he had received), a desperate affray look place : three of the constables • were disabled very early, one by a slug through his arm, another by several cuts upon the head, and a third by a very severe cut over the eye: fortunately two of the footpads were secured. A young girl, in Wine- tavern- street, having fallen out with one of her comrade " girls, took a • very large quantity of laudanum, as the only means she could devise of revenging herself on her comrade. We are happy to learn, she recovered through the steady exertions of a son of Doctor M'Gec, of this town. The amount of the Collection in the Presbyte- rian Meeting- House of Saintfield, in aid of the Hibernian Bible Society, was £ 10, 1, 4. in place a£ 7, 13, 1. which by mistake was the sum for- merly mentioned in this Paper. • 1 .1 f.,. l It.-,- • " .1.—. •! — • "• ' " . .. Married. A few day" ago, Mr. ABIAHSM WALKER, of Anna Hill, near Rich- Hill, to the agre- ahle Mis. MAIT JAN* ICCLES, daughter of Mr. Hugh Eccles, Merchant, Lough- gall On the 24th instant, at Affane Chu'ch, in the County of Waterford, THOMAS POOLE, of Ballyanker, E.- q. Cap- tain in his Majesty's Waterford Regiment, to th » beautiful, aniable, and accomplished ELMS, youngest daughter of j John Greene, late of Stephen's street, iu the City of Dub- lin, Esq. deceased. Died. On the 20th inst in her 78th year, Mrs. CRAWFORD, re- lid of the late James Crawford, of Loughan, County » f Losgford, Esq. BELFAST SHIP NEWS, r The Diana, M'Callam, is loading for Glasgow, te sail in a few days. The Margaret and Nancy, Galbra> th, at Glasgow; the Hawk, M'Cormitk, at Port- Glasgow; the Bee, Rankin, at Greenock; and the Dispatch, Jameson, at Dnbliu, are load- ing for Belfast. The armed brig George, Caughey, for London ; new brig Fame, Neill, for Bristol; and Minerva, Courtenay, and Seres, Savage, for Liverpool, are detaiued here by contrary winds. 1 he armed brig Endeavour, Fitzsimons, for London, tails in a few days. The Fanny, Martin, is loading for Liverpool, to clear on Saturday first. The Cunningham Boyle, Bell, from Liverpool, arrived here on Saturday last. The armed brig Levant, M'Kibhen, for Lendon, and St. Patrick, Campbell, for Liverpool, are detained by contrary S winds only. f The armed brig Vine, Montgomery, is loading for X. ondon. } The Neptune, Davidson, is loading for Liverpool, to sail in a few days. / NEWttY SHIPPING LIS jT, For the Week ending the 28th November ARIUVEN. J Prince Regent, of Dartmouth, Tyrer, from London, with : tea*, sugars, spice, garden and grass seeds, bale goods, pep- | per, whiting, tallow, toys and turnery, wood hoops, mus- 5 tard, oils and colours, pimento, carriages, and musical instrti- j ments. Prince of Wales, of Cardigan, Williams, from Cardiff, * vith bar and bolt iron. Mary, of and from Whitehaven, Stockdale, with coals, Bail- cloth, packing sheets, flags, and grindstones, Mary & Betty, of and / rem L vtrpool, Davies, with lath- wood, rosin, and coals Don, of Lerwick, Lowrie, from Leith, with crown win- dow glass. Ellens, of and from Liverpool, Williams, with coals Sulton, of and from Liverpool, Owens, with coals. Brothers, of Tarbut, M'Coag, from Campbeltown, with lwrrinp. Brothers, of Cork, Mason, from Ayr, with herrings. Catherine, of Barmouth, Williams, frjca Beaumaris, witH slates. Ability, of Pivllhilly, Jones, from Beaumaris, with slates. SAII. ED. Hornby, of New* v, AT Multy, for Leith, with flit. Thetis, of Newry, Morgan, far Liverpool, with linen cloth, butter, flax, and hides. Charlotte, of Ne « ry, Feran, for Liverpool, with linen cloth, butter, and flix Chester Trader, of and f » r Carnarvon, Williams, with flix Harriet Garland, of Newry, Leith, for Liverpool, with Rax, hides and butter. Eighteen vessels in ballast. 1*" NEWRY MARKETI^ ™ ^. Wheat Oats Oatmeal Barley Kirst Flour Second ditto Third ditto Fourth ditto Pollard Bran Butter. Rough Tallow...... Flax Dressed Ditto Undressed Barilla ( Sicily) Ditto ( Alicant) ... Pot Ashes t. J. JW J. GO 0 — 83 6 1 3 2 0 21 0 — 28 0 24 0 — 27 0 4,5 0 — 0 0 43 0 — 0 0 41 0 — 0 0 32 0 — 0 0 8 4 — 0 0 7 6 — 0 0 121 0 — 123 0 12 6 — 14 0 22 0 — 24 0 , 13 0 — 14 6 . 26 0 — 28 0 37 0 — 39 <) 42 0 — 48. 0 ,£ 1' l IS —^ 24 5 —£ 16 • H 6 — 45 0 . 0 0 — 0 0 ^ - r barrel of 20st. ^ per stone of 141b. ^ per cwt. of 1I2lb. ^ per barrel of l « st, j> per cwt. of I I2lb per stone of KSlbs. • per cwt. of ll'ilbs. • per ton of 23 cwt. - per cwt. 112 lb. per ton. Beef Pork Liverpool Coals 34 1 $— ftfi 0 Swansea ditto 33 0 — 35 0 Malting ditto ^ 5 6 — 0 0 Weight of Bread at the Public Bakery this Week. 13/ White Loaf, 31b. 4oz. | ISrf. Household Loaf, 3 b. 14oz. 7a, Brown Loaf, 21b. Ouz.— Small Bread in proportion. -'- T, . MIL! ' I J JL1 .! . "' "' J' LISBURN MARKETS, NOVEMBER 24. /. d. j. Oatmeal ™ 28 0 to 29 0 ^ perewt. of I20lb. Oats 12 0 — 15 6 1 . r,, « iu Barley Meal 0 0 - 0 0 ( cwt. of 11 Sib. Potatoes 0 5 — 0 6 ^ per stone. Beef. 0 4 — 0 6 ? ,, ,,, Mutton O 6f- 0 74fP" U » Fresh Butter 1 3 — 1 4 ^ per lb of 20 at. Crock Butter. Oil — 1 0 * f p » r lb. i 1 . PORTADOWN MARKET, NOVEMBER 23. Wheat 25 Barley Bere Oats, Oatmeal Firkin. Butter.. per cwt. of 112lb. In our Paper ERRATA. 25th instant, in a Communication signed A. W. in the 2 1 line, instead of bis, read this; in the 12t! i line of the Pastor's speech, instead of accepted, reaj ac- cepts; and in the 15th line, instead of vatiah, read vaieal Verses to Mr O'Neill; in sur Paper of Wednesday last, 1st lire, for lane, read bands 3d line, lor Gtniiti blighted, read Genim bJigbting; 7th line, for barn, read in/ fi th stanza, last line, for wait, read Tvole; sixth stanza, Sth line, for joerotc'j. read iorr. iv!; last line, for Jirct, r-. ad J\ rc ; read a before river in first note. MARTIN and CO. are now Larvding from CORK, CO UK WHISKEY, IJOHN 08 Puncheons IVHISKEY. Which they will Sell on moderate Terms. 405) Belfast, November 30. A QUANTITY of WHISKEY to be Sold, - to. by Or'l - r of the Commissioners of Appeals, at the EXCISF.- OFEICF., in Berry-= treet, Belfast, on MONDAY the 7th December next, at TWELVE o'clock noon. 411) Excise Oflicj, Belfast, Nov, 28. HOUSE AND FURNITURE BY AUCTION TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, On the Premises, on TUESDAY the \ lh December inst. at ELEVEN o'Clock. nnHF. LEASE of that HOUSE, No. 14, Rosemary- street, X lately occupied by the deceased JAMES AI. DKRDICE; 54 years of the Lease are unexpired ; at the yearly rent of Jt5, 12, 6.— At same time will be Sold, the entire HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE — Terms, Ready Bank Notes. WILLIAM CARSON") v JOHN SAWYER J i^ ecutors. Belfast, Nov 28, 1812. ( 406 N. B. All those indebted to the lat « JAMES ALDER- DICK, by BOND, BILL, NOTE, or otherwise, are requested to make payment before the 1st January, 1813. Those to whom he stood indebted, will please to furnish their accounts, and if legal, they shall be immediately paid. WINTER TARES, j ' Early Peas and Re ins. Fluzver Routs, ^• c. S c. ARRIVED to EDWARD I. TNDSAY, per the BR/ tak- BIA, from LONDON, ! A few Sacks of Winter Tares, of b$ st quality, , And by the CUNNINGHAM BOVLC, by way of LtrearooL, from LONDON, SEarly Peas and Beans, Flower Roots. Also, by the SwitT, from Binroi, Five S cks of Early . and Late CABBAGE SEED, dired from the Grower, beina; !{ of the sime quality as heretofore imported these Ten years ' ft past, and has given the utmost satisfaction to those who pur- chased large quantities, in this Province as well as in DUB- if LIN, and elsewhere, disposing of this Article on lower terms !? to the importer of Seeds, than they would purchase on in J LONUON. ExpeiSh shortly by the DONXOSLL, from LONDON, an assortment o* PE'VS and BF. ANS, Early Se ds, with a few Thousand of DUTCH T'ULBS, ( from the late imports from the Continent) of t'le most choice softs E. L's. NURSF. RV S stocked with a choice and good, qua- lity of FRUIT and FOREST TREES, and a few nice New POSES aiK> SHRUBS, ORN AMEN TAL PLANTS for Green- Houses, Lawns, Demesnes, as any other Nursery in Ireland. AH will be soil on reasonable Terms. Printed Cata- logues, priced, and no second pr? ce asked. Several HBodred Th ms n. l SEE '! ING TRF. F. R, » f nne ( growth, ope and two years old, to be. Sol I on low est Te: ms, to Nursery- Men, and those who purchase large quantities N. B. THORN QUICKS, Large and Small s z , for Ditch and immediate Fences, with some Trailed PEACH' NECTARINE, APRICOT, and other FRUIT TkEeS, o selecSt kinds. VINES in Bearing state, in Pots, Sc. 409) Belfast, Nov. 28 1812. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, sit MP- WRIGHT'S Cmcb- Tird. in Fountain- Lane, on FRIDAY 4th December next, at ONH tCleei. 4N elegant London built CH A RIOT, on ts First Wheels. > nd HARNESS comp ete and new.— It may be seen any dav at Mr. WRIOHT'S Y, rd. By Private Sale, an elegant CURP1CLE, London built, with a SCAT that screws on in fiont, so as to drive with a Ljndsulet, which makes it very convenient ; or Ladies. For Particulars, inq ire at Mount Vernon MACFAKLAN, Auflioneer. Nov. 30, 1812. ( 41 o DAVISON, MOORE, * CO. TJTAVE RECEIVED, by the BETSEYS, from iOL GREENOCK, 48 Casks COD OIL, Of good quality, and iB excellent order ; WHICH; WITH BEEF an I PORK, in Barrels and Tierces, DRIED HAMS-, BACON, Hogshead and Barrel ST A VES, ' - Quebsc Pipe STAVES, and * JAMAICA RUM, Will be disposed of on fair Terms. 37G) Donegall quay, Nov. 23. BERWICK k ASH ARE NOW LANDISG, Fine & Common^ feas Congou y Green \ ' Scale & Refined Sugars, Molosses, in Puncheons, Prime Alicant1 and Sicily J British Refined Saltpetre. American C3* Amber Rozin, Jamaica & Surinam Cof- fee, 390) Barilla. ANO 1IAVS FOIt SALE, Sea Island, New Orleans, West Ind'ta Spanish and East India Swedish and American Virginia Leaf Tobacco, Esr. Cotton Wool, Imfao, Barrel Staves, 33, Warring- street. NAPIER # DUNVILL OFFER FOR SALE, 40 Puncheons Real Old CORK WHISKEY, 50 Ditto JAMAICA R UM, 10 Ditto Old ANTIGUA RUM; And are well supplied with every other Article in the WINE and SPIRIT tride— which will be Sold v- ry mo- derate. ( 361) November 21. MARTINS, HARRISON, k CO. ARE landing, per the Britannia, from LONDON,' and Nep- tune, from LIVERPOOL, 323 Chests Congou, Green § Hyson Tea, 60 Uhils. Muscovado Sugar, 20 Do Refined Do. 100 Casks Re/ ined Saltpetre, 50 Casks Nat) Mustard, And daily expect, per the Diana, and Set, from GLASGOW 130 Hogsheads Sugar, 50 Puncheons Jamaica Rum, WHICH, WITH 300 Bales A. lemt Barilla, 130 Bags Lisbon Mherable, 100 Ban els British Refnsd Rosin, 50 Do. Jamaica White Ginger, 20 Bags Black Pepper, 20 Do. Sicilian Shumac, 20 Do. Pimento, 10 Tierces Coffee, 5 Serons Spanish Indigo, 3 Hogsheads Candy, ( jfc. & t. Will be sold cheap. 358) Chursh- lane, Nov. 19. WANTED IMMEDIATELY, APERSON, properly qualified to teach ENG- LISH, grammatically— WXITIN G— ARI TM ME ric— and GEOGRAPHY. Application to be made to the Rev. GEORGE HAY, or the Rev. WM. MOORE, Londonderry. November 26, 1812. N. B SatisfaiSory recommendations as to moral character will be required. ( 408 TO BE SOLD, In the next Fair of Moy\ December 4, APAIR of handsome English- bred BAY COACH HORSES, warranted in every respedt. 07) Novembtr 23. L SAMUEL CAMPBELL & CO. ARE LANDING, AND HAVE FOR SALS, 210 Chests Congou and Green Teas, 195 Hhds. Scale and Refined Sugars, 140 Bales Alicant Barilla, 50 Puncheons Jamaica Rnm, 25 Hogsheads Leaf Tobacco, 70 Hales Georgia Cotton Wool, Black Pepper— New Mustard— Jamaica Ginger— Pimen'o— Pearl Ashes— Rofin— Sun and Lrxin Raisins— Turkey Figs— Bleachers' Smalts— Spanish and East India Indigo— Refined Saltpetre, CSV. lift. 366) November 19, 1812 EOR SALE, BY the SUBSCRIBER, at his STORES h NORTH- STREET, YcUoxo Russian Candle Tallow. ROBERT GETTY. I November 11. ( 310! English § Irish Hosiery U ' arehouse. ROBERT MARSHALL TJTAS Received by the late arrivals from GLASGOW, an iL Jl addition to his Stock of WINTER HOSIERY, Chosen by himself, and which he is enabled to sell at very low. Prices, for Ready Money. November 27. 55- LAMB'S- WOOL YARN for Knitting, of every de- scription. ( 398 •- J— The Public are respeiSfully nfortn- « d, that it is intended the following Jzl& kx N. B, TRADERS '^ Ifw — Sbail tail at the undermentionedferiodt: TOR LONDON, The armed brig VINE, MON IOOMMT... 5th December. The armed brig BR1 TANNI A, ASKUDSEN, 14 days after. These Vessels being armed and completely well touud. Insurance by them will consequently be etieCted on tht most reasonable terms. FOR LIVERPOOL, The ST. PATRICK, CAMPBELL, .,... SBtli November. The NEPTUNE, DAVIDSON Seven days after. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST, The KELLY, M- UWAIN.. In a few days. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig VENUS, PENDLETON.,. First fair wind. For Fteight, in London, apply to Messrs, WM. & JOHN WHARTON, Nicholas' Lji; e; or, in Belfast, to R. GREENLAW, Agent, Who will receive ami forward LINEN CLOTH and other MERCHANDIZE wisb care and dispatch. A few Scoot Lads wanud as APPRENTICES te the Sea, to whom liberal £ ncuursgtru* at will be giveu. FASHIONABLE DANCING. Mil. BLAND. Late of London and M mchester, TV/ TOST ReipeSfully informs the No") i. ity and Gentry of -, ' " Belfast and its vicinity, that he intends Teaching the Elegant Accomplishment of DANCING, jn the roost New, Graceful, and Fashionable Stile, such as Minuers, Cotillons, Ger nan W. ltz. Reels. Jigs, . itrathspays, i'aucy and Single Dances, Ho npipes, Sh uitruses, Allemandi, Country Dautes, & c & c. For further particulars, please to APPLY at No. 59, WaS- ING- STR 1! ET. 38i) Belfast, Nov. 25, 1- 812 ' DANCING. M R H U L L T* ESPKCTFULLY informs the Nobility and Gentry of V the North, that he has had the honour of receiving, from a P- mily of the First Rank, the RUDIMENTS of the GKRMAN W \ LTZ, which at present is the u. otmpoly of taste, amongst the Highest Circle* i, London, and which he proposes to teic • on the following tarms:— PRIVATE TUIUON— In Belfast. Two Guineas per Month, * | i exceeding fiv mites distance, One Guinea pe.' Lesson. ' PUBLIC SCHOOL.— One Guinea Entrance, Three- Half- Q iineas pe- Quarter.— Music, 3i ' id. 321) November 16. N B Mr. HULL'S second QuTter for Ynung Gent'emen ? commenced on THURSS. IV last, the 25th November imt. DAVISON & RKFORD ii, • J jT AVE RECEIVED, per the BRITANNIA, from iJl LONDON, / me and Common Congou, Souchong, J- TEAS. G1 fen and Hyson, Refined Sugars, Black Pepper, Mustard CreamtartOTy and l,: itglass. Which, with the following, wfli be Sold on moderate Terms s Very F ne Fine Second, Scale "^ f Refned Sugars, Molasses Sp mish and East India Indigos^ Coffee Saltpetre, Candy, Alicante Barilla, first quality, Ejfc." Eftc. They al « of expeti, per fi. st arrivals from LONDON and GLAS- GOW 120 Hhds. Scale and Refined Sugars, 60 Puncheons Rum, Spanish and Hast India Indigos, & c- & c. 349^ 10 « , High street— Nov 18,1812. 48 Hhds. LEAF TOBACCO, 312 BALES, consisting of Sea- Island, Per- nambucco, Orleans, a. id Georgia COT- TON WOOL, 259 Barrels Montreal and Neiv- York POT ASHES, 45,000 Hogshead and Barrel ST A VES, For Sale, on reasonable Terms, by JA. MF. S KKXNF. DY, 395) Donegsll- Quay. JOHN M'CONNELL JTS Landing the CARGO of the HAWKE, from HULL, lL coos. stnig of Swedish Bar Iron assorted, Plank 11 to 12 Feet long, Deal Ends, Codilla Hemp and 30 //. Hogsheads of Whiting, Which will be sold on low terms, if taken off the Q iay. S53) Belfas', Nov 18, 1812 PARK & CREEK HAVE RECEIVED per the FACTOR, from LON DON, 69 Chests CONGOU TEA, w:_> with a General Assortment of GROCERIES, they wiirset 1 on modt'r. te Terms— and have a constant Supply of Groun l and Chipped LOGWOOD, FUSTIC and RED- WOOD, from their Mills. 386) No. 11, Ann- street— Nov. 28, 1812. WHISKEY. nr\ TRUNCHEONS, strong and Well- flavoured, for ov fir Sale, by GEO. LANG TRY & CO. Belfast, Nov. 20, 1812 ( 3T7 NEW TEAS & SALTPETRE. GEORGE LANGTRY % CO. UAVE RECEIVED, per the FACTOR, from LON- 126 Chests Congou Tea, 100 Casks Rcjined Saltpetre, For Sale, on moderate Terms. 978) Belfast, November 20. FOR SALE OR CHARTER, The Brig HENRIETTA, THOS. REILtY, MASTER, Lately arrived from Oporto with a Cargo of Wine; Bur, hen per Registet 101 Ton1'; is in thorough repair, and ready for Sea w thout any expenct — Apply to the CAP- TAIN, OIL board, at the Merchants'- Quay ; or to GEO. LANGTRY & CO. Belfast, November 16. { 32q . r-^ N- taaThe Public are respe& fujy inform- tA^ ed, that the following fiff"' REGULAR TRADERS Wj J^^ tTix.^ WM tail for their respective ' ortt, • with tba Jirit fair Wind af" r the dates mentioned : FOR LONDON, The armed brig ENDEAVOUR, FITZSIMONS, In a few days. The armed brig LAGAN, HONIISS 14 days after. FOR LIVERPOOL, The FANNY, MARTIN 5th December. The CUNNINGH AM BOYLE, BELL, Eight days after. FOR BRISTOL, The SWIFT, M'MULLAN 12th December. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR B? I. FAST, The New Brig FAVORITE, UisHor... 80th November. The MINERVA, COURTENAT Eight days after. FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The ar' ed brig AURORA, STARKS, on delivery of the Teas fri< n the Prompt. The arme. 1 brig GL- ORGE, CAUGHEV 14 days after. For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs. ALEXANDER and WILLI AM OGILBY. Abcburch- Yard. Gentlemen who have Lmtns to forward, will please send them to GEORGE LANGTRY ( 5- A few stout Lads wanted as Apprentices to the Sea GROCERY AND WHOLESALE SPIRI i'- BtJSlNESS. I ERE MI AH WARD. respefifiHIy informs hi- Ftien. U J and the Public, he has removed to that old establish* 1 Concern, 1X0. y7, High street, lately occupied by JAMBS CUNNINGHAM, E- q ( formerly by Mr. ANDREW THOMSOV,) where he intends carrying <> . the GROCERY and WHOLKS iLE SPIKU' BUcitNE8- i. From his knowledge of that trade, an i his determiwa'io . to be suppi'i* I with every article of the he^ t qOalitv, ho"".' to meet a continuance of that support which he receivetl at his former Ef, tabiishoient in Mill street: and for whic 1 sup- port, he takes this opportunity of returning his sincern Thanks. Belfast, Nov 10, 1S12. N. B The HOUSE and SHOP, No. 94, High- s reet, " ro be l. et, or ih » Interest in the Lease Sold.— Also, thit com- modious DWELLING- HOUSE, No. 1, Queen- street, t.. be Sold on thg first day of December next, on the Preniis. •, Rent free, for yie term of Thirty Year3 lrom first May last: the situation if healthy am! pleas. nt, and the House roomy, convenient, aifit in excellp. t repair— For further partioulai . apply as above. * * Mr. SHAWi 7. P. Msiplfreet, will > ht 1 the'Queen- stroet Premises.—' Terliis at time of Sale. SALF. Tins DAY. AUCTION OF GLASS WARES. piN MONDAY the SOtli day > f N- vcmh- r in- ^ ' stant, at the Honr 01* ELFVEN o'clock, at the la'e Mr. EDWARDS'S, Bridge- end, without reserve, and to con- tinue daily until the whole Stock shall be disposed of, WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION, A very large Quantity, and great Variety, of all sorts f t wfeful GLASS WARE, together with several CUT ULASs ARTICLES. ' This Sale is particu'arly recommended to the n itic o Persons in the Tr ifle, and to Housekeepers, as the l. ots will be m ide ro answer either. 9 Terms— Ready Bank Notes. By order of the Administrator, JAMES HYNDMAN, P. N. November 23, 1812. SALE TO MORROW. Tp BF. SOLD BY AUCTION, At tie UtfEBCMK Cowl i OM. Hrjrilt. r- ltreit, on FIRS l W. tr of December next, at the hour of ONE o'Clott, f CIH VT rtOITSF, and FARM, conraining Fi> ht and a Half Acres of LAND, Irish - lea- ure, siiune on rbe New I. odje Road; ai present in the possesion of Mr. GODDARD, to whom apply for further particulars. MACFARLAN, Auflioneer. November IS. ' ts27 AUCTION AT NO 51, DONEGAL- STREET. On IVfnNBSnAV the 2'.' / JV '/ ' lecembcr ncit. freciteh at lie hour of ELRVRN o'C'. ock l » ':! l te Sold Ij Auction, at the Prentiset, opposite to Tork- street. MAHOGANY Dining, Break a « t. Card, and Spi ler Ta- bles, Mahogany and other Chairs; Sofa; Mahogany Chests of Draw-*-, complete, wit'i keys; a >; reat mmy good Cirpe' « , different -; Zes, Stair Carpetiog, Brass and Sreel Stair Rods. 8ra « and Steel Feelers, Ha: l , nd Sfji. r- ess. Bells; Convex Mirr - r, Giran.' > 1 , and Dressing- Gh- s ; Prints; Go 1 burnished, Japanned, and Mahogany Travs ; Tea an 1 C. fif- e Ums; China, Glass, and Delft Ware; a Jack an. I Kitchen utensils; with a gteat variety of othtf useful H usehol. l articles. A well toned PI ANO FORTH, with Harp Stop. BOOK- i and PAMPHLETS. No reserve— prompt Payment wil' be required on the In- stant, if demanded; or in failure the Lot to be re- s « ! d. JAMES HYNDMAN, L\ N. A neat small DWEI. l ING- HOUSE in CasiU- street, fronting Fountain- street, to he LET or SOLD— immediate possession may be had.— ' pply as above. ( 397 LI SNA R R E FA R JVI, NEAR BANBRIDGE. DENNIS CAULFI'kL ), the Proprietor of this most valuable Farm. 53 Irish Acres, at the re- quest of many persons who could not attend at the Setting byCant, on Monday l ist, has agreed to receive Proposals until Monday the 14th December next, when the Tenant will be declared at the New Inn of that Town; and as many of the Proposals he has hail are from persons unknown to liim, they would require to bring respectable references, as he in determined not to give the Farm to any but a respectable Tenant — The Tenure is to be for ever ; a- ul the great fall of water so adequate to Machinery of either a Flour or Bleach- Mill, or any other kind of Mill requiring power and abundance of Water, is such as i. s seldom to be with, and is therefore deserving consideration N. B. Should it be more desirable to persons attendilsj on the I4th December at Banbridge, Mr. (,' A01, p 1 cii would have no objection to putting up the Farm to Sue by Public Auction, free and discharged from any acreali rent, or otherwise to let it by Cant, as originally intenda Those who attend shall have their choice, but in either ci s respectable references will be required l> y him. NEWRY, Nov. - G. gj- Tie has arrived to him 2i) 0 Chests TEA well assorted— 120 Hogsheads Fine and Comm Scale SUGAR, and 300 Puncheon< J 1 vl l/( ftLM, hourly expected, at I of which to ill be si chmv for good Payments. FOR GLASGOW, The Brig DIANA, JOHN MCALLUM, MASTER, fA constant Trader , Loading, to. sail in a few days. The Brig HAWK, B. M'Co> ui « c Eight days afti For Freight, please apply ta GEO. MONTGOMERY. The MARGARET « t NANCY, GAI « RA1IH at Glai. P- OW; the BEF., RANXIN, at Greenock; and the DIS- PATCH, JAMESON, at Dublin, are loadii g for Beilast 403) Belfas:, November 27. FOR BUENOS AYRES DIRECT, THE PAST SAILING COF » EKEB AND AUUK » BELFAST, Sa ALFXR. M'LAINl . MASII*, ( Jai'y expeiSed) Will be dispatched for the above Poit as speedily as possi- ble after arrival.— For Freight or Passage, apply to MONTGOMERYS, STAPLES, & CO. Belfast, 31st Oaobar, 1812. 21* FOR TRINIDAD, The Brig FRANCIS, Captain DAWSON, . Dniy expedted in Port.— For Freight or Passage, appiy to CAMPBELL SWEEN\. N. B. Tiro Hund'cd ana Fifty Tens LIVERPOOL COALS, Bv above Vessel, will be sold, uciiv . » » ' on arriTO1. BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHHOSTICLP. 7i tit EDITOR cfthi BELFAST CHRONICLE. SIR— I request you will have tke goodness to publish, in your highly respectable and impartial Paper, the following communication from a stranger; and should any person feel disposed to j contradict it, I beg leave to assure you, that I am both able and willing to prove the truth of what 1 assert, in proper time— and shall not shrink from the task, whenever it becomes necessary : There is, at this moment, a Protestant Petition clandestinely smuggled through the County of Antrim, in opposition to the CathoTic Petition which was a few months ago publicly announced for sig- nature. Now, what can be the meaning of thisbusi- ness ? Are my Protestant brethren afraid of shew- ing their faces in this unpleasant affair, and there- fore have to work in the dark? If they are sure they are doing what is right, why do- they not call a County Meeting, and bring the matter openly and jairly before the public ?— In my opinion, they are not doing to others as they would wish others to do to t' em, in similar circumstances ; and I am persuaded, the parties concerned will gain little credit by such procedure.— It is said, that a vast number in the upper end of the County have already signed it. This part was always notorious for its religious bigotry; and where bigot- ry reigns, we are always sure to 6nd little informa- tion, and still less genuine Christianity, whatever their creeds may be : I therefore detest, from my soul, every species of bigotry ; and though I profess myself an enemy to unconditional Catholic Emancipation, yet I am still a greater enemy to double- dealing, and dissimulation of the Catholic Cause I acknowledge, it has been truly said, that there is not one name which has been be- loved in our own times, or will be revered here- after, by any sect or school of politicians, which is not ranked among its supporters.— In times when Popery was still formidable, Locke, and Judge Blackstone had anticipated the time and circumstances for enlarging the bounds of toler- ation— which time and circumstarces are now nearly arrived. In latter times, Adam Smith had pleaded in their favour : Dr. Johnion, thirty years ago, pronounced, that those . dlho would cry— No Papery, in these days, wouli fhave cried Fire, in the time of the Deluge Pitt, Fox, Gren- • ille, and Windham himself, men who differed in their views of all other reforms, coincided in this one. Even within the pale of the English church, the cause of Catholic Emancipation has been ap- proved by no less authorities than a Watson, a Paley, and a Bathurst— names which will remain on the records of feme, when the present opposers are sunk into the gulph of time, never more to be named : and I blush for the County Antrim's sake, when the future historian, in reviewing these times, will have to relate, that a Petition was smuggled through the County Antrim against Catholic Emancipation. I rerna'n, Sir, your's truly, A PROTESTANT. Nevemier 28. 1812. QUEEN'S CO. CATHOLIC MEETING. Pat Delany, of James- tenxn, Esq. in the Chair. At a Meeting of the Roman Catholics of the Queen's County, held at Maryborough, on Satur- day, the 14th instant. Denis Delany, Esq. of Castle- Durrow, propos- ed the Resolutions, which were seconded by Mathew Maher, Esq. of B- dlymullen. Sir Henry Parnell addressed the Meeting as follows.— " Gentlemen— I address you on the'present oc- casion as a Protestant Irishman, not less desirous than any other Protestant to support the Protes- tant Establishments of these Counties, but fully convinced that the best security for them is to be found in liberally restoring to you, without con- ditions, all your constitutional rights and privi- leges. I am not one of those Protestants, cer tainly, who seek to continue the system of your exclusion on the ground of any supposed danger to the State, which gave rise to it originally, | ind who apprehend that danger would return I f this system was overturned ; not one of those ! who think that Catholic power is inconsistent with 1 Catholic allegiance; not of that description of i Protestants, who falsely assert that concession has made you clamorous, and power daring, and that confidence has only encouraged you to exert an inherent treachery. I am no advocate for opi- nions so full of prejudice and error, and built on ii facts which are in themselves most false.— ' Ir is no doubt true, that there do exist the Works of many Authors, which have, by some u. eans or other, attained authority, and which en- jeavour to maintain these opinions ; but these Works have been composed, either in the zeal of honest bigotry, or, more frequently, for the interested purpose of attempting to justify the crimes and confircations of wicked Governments ,— they, however, can have little weight, when it is found ihey endeavour to do no less than to per- suade us, contrary to the known order of nature, I ibat indulgence and moderation in Governors is the natural incitement to subjeils to rebel. But the true History of Ireland speaks a very different language— it restores nature, as it has been well s. iid, to its just rights, and policy to its proper order ; for it shews that all those Rebellions, which have been called Catholic, do not owe their origin to Toleration, but to Persecution— and that they arose, not from just and mild Governments, but from the most unparalleled oppression. It is, then, because I am convinced that your body have sit no time resisted Government, except when at- tempts have been made to reduce you to the slats in which the Penal Code placed you ; and because I can never believe in ?. doflriue so repugnant to humanity and good sense, as that the security of' any establishment, civil or religious, can ever de- pend upon the misery of those who live under ir, ur that its danger can arise from their quiet and prosperity, that I am most anxious to give you those rights which, most unjustly and most per- fidiously, have heen taken from you. I do not Use the expression perjul'muly by accident, and without having duly considered it— for, I say your rights were taken from you, in diredt viola- tion of a solemn treaty— the Treaty of Limerick. This opinion I have always held, and the more I i. jve examined the history of the times when this treaty was made, the more confirmed that opinion becomes. I assert, and I am willing to come forward to prov-, that the Revolution of 1668 was not complete or secure, till the Catholics of Ireland bound themselves by this treaty to sub. mit to it; that by this a « 5t of submission to King William, they secured the throne to the Family possession of it— that in consideration of their so doing, King William did on his part, and on the part of his successors, bind the throne of England, tha' it should not allow the Catholics of Ireland to suffer anv disturbance on account of their Religion, or be required to take any other oaths besides the oath of allegiance ; and finally, that every afl of the Legislature which has impos- ed a penalty on the Caholic, since the surrender of Limerick, has been a pernicious violation of this treaty. This do£ lri'ie, I know, is combated by persons of some notoriety, though of BO great authority, it is denied by Dr. Duigenan. But it has lately received the highest possible sanftion bv the publication of a new volume of Mr. Burke's works. He thus expresses himself;— " It will now be seen, that even if these laws could be supposed agreeable to those of Nature in these particulars, on another, and almost as strong a principle, they are yet unjust, as being contrary to positive compaft, and the public faith must so- lemnly plighted. On the surrender of Limerick and some other Irish garrisons, in the war of the Revolution, the Lords Justices of Ireland, and the Commander in Chief of the King's forces, signed a capitulation with the Irish, which was afterwards ratified by the King himself, Ir. speximus tinder the Great Seal of England. It contains some public articles relative to the whole body of the Roman Catholics in that kingdom, and some with regard to the security of the greater part of the iahabi- rants of five counties. What the latter were, or in what manner they were observed, is at this day of much less public concern. The former are two, the first and the ninth. The first is of this tenor: The Soman Catholics of this kingdom ( Ireland) shall enjoy such privileges, in the exercise of their religion, as are consistent with the laws of Ifeland, or as they did enjoy in the reign of Charles II — And their Majesties, as soon as their affairs will permit them to summon a Parliament iri this king- dom, will endeavour to procure the said Roman Catholics such farther security, in that particular, as may preserve them from any disturbance on ac- count of their religion. The 9: h article is to this effeft :— The oath ro be administered to such Ro- man Catholics as submit to their Majesties' Go- vernment, shall be the oath aforesaid, and no other, viz. the Oath of Allegiance, njade by AS of Par- liament in England, in the first year of their then Majesties as required by the second of the Articles of Limerick. Compare this latter Article with the Penal Laws, as they are stated in the 2d chapter, and judge whether they seem to be public afls of the same Powers, and observe whether other oaths are tendered to them, and under what penalties. Compare the former with the same laws, from the beginning to the end, and judge whether the Ro- man Catholics have been preserved, agreeably to the sense of the Article, from any disturbance on account of their religion ; or rather, whether on that account, there is a single right of nature, or benefit of society, which has not been either totally taken awav, or considerably impaired." Such js the opinion of our most celebrated po- litical philosopher, and accurate examiner of the history and character of our great public records ; and, surely, it would be to disgrace those splen- | did talents, and that matchless worth which so peculiarly belong to him, to dwell for one mo- ment in comparing it, with that of the Right Honourable and Learned Civilian. Of your in- tention, Gentlemen, again to petition Parliament, I most thoroughly approve. You well know that I have always urged the policy of reiterated petitioning ; I do so, and I recommend it at times where many, for whose opinion I have the highest respect, would have dissuaded you from it. If you look back into your own history, you will find that those who have gone before you made no effort to relieve themselves from the op- pression of the Penal Code, from its commence- ment, till 1776— and that, during this long period, it flourished in all its vigour, not only to the ruin and destruction of those against whom it was im- mediately directed, but of the whole Irish nation. From that time to the present, you have never come forward, with a becoming unanimity and spirit, that your efforts have not been attended with success. But the most triumphant of all your exertions was that which you made, when most unanimous and most truly patriotic, in the last year, against the attempt of Government to deprive you of the right of Petitioning. Your victory was most complete, in that Verdict of an hocest Jury, which placed it beyond all doubt in every unbiassed mind, that they, and not you were the violators of the Law. Since that time i you have run an uninterrupted course of pros, perity— you have gained over the Protestants of Ireland, the people of England, and both Houses of Parliament. There is left, in fact, nothing op- po: ed to you, but some mistaken Country Gen- tleman in the North, and a few insignificant De- pendants of Government in die Corporation of Dublin, and in respect to the people of England, the late General Election proves, beyond all doubt, how completely altered they are. There has been no instance in which any Candidate has attempted to rouse a popular feeling in his favour at your expence, excopt one, on the part of Lord Kirkwall at Denbigh. The cases, on the other haryl, are very nume- rous, in which those, who were sufferers by the cry of No Popery in 1807, have regained their seats. At Southampton, in 1807, Mr. Atherly was thrown out by this cry— at the last Election he has been returned with a great majority over two other Candidates. But, though you have been eo emi- nently successful, you still have great difficulties to surmount. You can place no confidence in the promised neutrality of Government, for they have broken their promises that they would not interfere with you. They have every where sup- ported those Candidates who were hostile to you — and they are to be considered as the authors of j all that adlivity in circulating Publications, which j have for their objefl the revival of all those thread-: bare falsehoods, which ascribe to you all manner 1 of climes— falsehoods which have been so often repeated, and so often forgotten, and which are j again brought to light to serve the purpose of | prolonging for a short time th » Ministeihl exist- | j dignation and strone language, in proportion to Hence of a few intolerant individuals. You miv j the degree h which its privileges are invaded.— of a few intolerant ihdividuals. You may j| rely upon it, that so long as the present sys'em of > j Another great principle of the Constitu'ion is that Government lasts, the' whole influence of the j eyery British wbjed may even re « ! st the Crvwn, Crown will he, as it has been, brought forward to defeat you ; and yon may be sure that, even if the Ministers are compelled by the votes of Parliament to make any concession to you, they will do so with such restriflions as to render their boon scarcely worthy of your acceptance. You must see Lords Eldon and Sidmouth dismissed, from the Councils of the Regent; and some new light must break in upon his Roval Highness's understand- ing, to enable him to discover that the services of the if an altemot is made by it to deprive the people of their rights. On this principle the Revolution was effefled, and the present family Dlaced on the Th one. But to this right, y:> u, of all classes of the people, would be the most criminal in appeal- ing, because your wrongs have been attended to | by the Crown, many of them redressed, and as to j those wh; ch still remain, you have no room to I doubt that they will be eventually removed.-— , ... ... - I These are the great leading principles of the Con- Duke of Richmond and Lord Manners may | st: tution, as described iri all our greit public mo- numents of English history, and by our wisest and most virtuous authors— principles which, so far from forming any obstacle in the way of vour Emancipation, proclaim your right" to it, and call on all those friends of the liberty of their country ro join yen in the furtherance of your cause. In- stead of justifying any alarm for the safely of the Constitution, by your admission to what yon a « k, these principles shew your exclusion is a violation of it, and that it must derive the greatest acces- sion of strength by a measure which will dissipate that discontent, which is now most formidable, because so well grounded and so generally esta- blished. I will now proceed to shew in what manner these petitioners have violate*! the Constitution, and for which they arrogate to themselves the credit of such prp- eminent attachment. After stating that both Houses of P- trliament had ac- ceded to your prayer, and condemning thi ni for doing so, they say, " we fly for refuse to the Throne." That is, they call upon the Throne to disregard the opinion of Parliament, and set up its authority in resistance to the will of the people, as expressed arid declared by their constitutional organ. To give this advice to the Throne is not only most unconsiitutional, but to do that which nearly amounts to treason against the Constitution — the resistance of the Throne to the opinion of the people, declared by Parliament, being subver- sive of that great pwnciple of ir, which requires that the Prince shall govern in every respeft, ac- cording ro, and in compliance with the advice of Parliament. In tru h, these Protestants of Sligo have promulgated a doffrine, the like of which has not been heard of since the days of King James. They have changed places, as it were, icyjttr e iijttfPfs md ifit v existed, who cates of his s the offend- were wise to for professing be dispen ed with, before you will be warranted to think your cause sincere. Besides, you shoul ' bear in mind, wi h what incessant aftiviry some of your countrymen are at work to oppose you.— Many of the Protestants of the counties of Sligo, Leitrim, Longford, and Monaghan, still think you unworthy of their confi ence. But, in my opi- nion, their efforts are only calculated to serve yon ; in the first place, by stimulating you to persevere in your exertions; and, secondly, the smallness of ; their numbers, placing it beyond all contradiction, | that the general sense of the Protestants of Ireland . is altogether with you. The Protestants of Sligo j having taken the lead in this wise effort to perpe- tuate the divisions and the disgrace of their country, I wish to make use of this opportunity, which seems to me to be a most fit one, to give my rea- sons why I, as a Protestsnr, do not think their Petition contains any thing, which should induce other Protestants to follow their example. These Petitioners, like all others of the same cbarafler, commence by a declaration of their zealous attach- ment to the principles of the Constitution ; but in the sequel they disclose, that they are not only very ignorant of these principles, but very ready themselves to violate them. They speak of the Constitution as ifit was something made for the first time in 1688, merely to exclude Catholics from political power, to give Protestants a mono- poly of it, and to take the Throne from one fa- mily and give it to another; and they say that this exclusion is the principle by which the present reigning family holds that throne, an assertion the most false. King James having been deposed beeause he sought to subvert the Constitution of our free Go- vernment, and to substitute an arbitrary one in its place, and not because he was a Catholic, or wlsh- d to allow his Catholic subjefls a free participa- on in » he rights of the Constitution. This we learn from an authority which cannot be mistaken or disputed, the Bill of Rights, In this the rea- sons of the Revolution are stated • and those rea- sons are the design of a King of England to de- prive Englishmen of their freedom, and the deter- mination of Englishmen not to suffer their King to make them slaves. No alteration whatever was made in the Constitution itself, no limitation of the rights of any portion of British subjefls was created. But the great principle of the whole trans- aflion was to extend and screen the rights of all. He'w can it be said, that it is a principle of the Constitution, as settled at the Revolution, that Ca- tholics are to be for ever excluded from political power ; when the Constitution was the work of Catholics, and had existed for centuries b fore the Protestant religion was. heard of? or how can it even be said, that their exclusion' is essential for the security, and consistent with the principles of the Pioiestant Religion; which religion, like the revolution, was introduced and established for the extension and preservation of the political rights of all the people ? This was the great moving prin- ciple both of the Restoration and the Revolution ; and though for a time Catholics might have been opposed to them, there is no circumstance belong- ing to either of them, that will uphold the infer- ence, that such an opposition was in itself a for feiture for ever, on the part of their descendants, to the rights of a Constitution, which declares that all the subje& s of a British King shall be ft - p. But that which is quite conclusive against the doc- trine of these Petitioners, is the faff that the Irish Catholics enjoyed those rights rliey now seek for, some time after the Revolution had been effefled ; the laws for taking them away having passed some years subsequent to \ hat period. It is, Gentle- men, so common to find those who are opposed to you wholly mistaking the principles of the Con- stitution, and constantly obtruding very mischiev- ous maxims under the sanffion of their sacred au- thority, that I should like exceedingly that these Petitioners of Sligo were now present, so hear me \ tell them what these principles really are. They are very few and very simple, and also very easily to be learnt— Magi. a Charta, the Bill of Rights, ' Blackstone and De Lolme, are within the reach j1 of every one. The first great general principle is, that every British subjefl has a right to be free. The next, that he possesses the power of being so. This he has by his right to be represented in Par- liament, and this you have in common with every other British subjedh It is your birth- right to be represented by men of your own body ; hut it has been taken away from you by a particular law. The Protestants of Sligo have entirely mistaken the Constitution in denying you this right, and have overlooked the reasoning of those who took it from you. They always admitted your right— but appealing to the maxim, " Salus Papult Sufre- ma Lex" they endeavoured to shew your enjoying of it was, at the time of passing this law, incon- sistent with the general interest of the State. To make out their case, the petitioners are bsund to pursue the same course of reasoning, and to shew, which they cannot do, that the sup. posed danger on which the system of your exclu- sion was founded, would return in case it was overturned. In the next plice, every British sub. jeft has the right, in aid of this first great princi- pal one, of being represented io Parliament, to speak and write freely on all the measures of the Crown and its Ministers. This right has not yet been taken from you, though most shamefully in- vaded. You still have it— and it completely jus- tifies all those able speeches and writings which of late have distinguished your body. It is given by the Constitution, to enable those who are ag- grieved to obtain redress, by boldly declaring their wrongs, and incessantly attacking those Ministers who may be the authors of them. You have done no more than exercise this right in the true spirit of the Constitution, which will always rouse in- ll Creniiiie"' refused ' V come tot'o office with with those Catholics, if any sucj are supposed to have been slavish principles— they are th ers against the Constitution, and exclude men from political power, sentiments subversive of it, it would now be ad- viseable to deprive these Protestants of all future participation to its rights and privileges. These petitioners, Gentlemen, proceed to say, that they will not recur to historical recolleflions, to prove they have good grounds of alarm. Was I a Ca- tholic, I should not thank them for this barren favour ; for I am thoroughly persuaded, the more your history is ransacked, the higher your charac- ter will stand for steady obedience to your King and to the Laws. It will shew, ' hat what is called the Catholic massacre of 1641, was a name, intended to cloak the crimes of a wicked Govern- ment, and its rapacious followers. For the insur- rection of 1641 was avowedly commenced in sup. port of Charles I. against his Parliament, which j afterwards degenerated into partial atrocities and ' assassinations, but which could not be charged as a general massacre; a charge which was fabri- cated some years after, ro justify the unbounded confiscations made by Cromwell. Historv will also shew that what is called the Catholic Rebellion of 1688, commenced in the Catholics bearing true al- legiance to their lawful King, James II. and that nmongtheevents that signalized theconrestbetween him and William, there were none which marked them as more cruel or more persecuting than Pro- testants under similar circumstances had been be- fore. In respect to the Rebellion of 1798, we may know, from our own information, that it is a gross calumny to call it a Catholic Rebellion. Mr Pitt declared in his place in the House of Commons, that it was not a Catholic Rebellion ; and the re- ports of the Irish Parliament, drawn up by Lord Castlereagh, prove, that if it had broken out one year sooner than it did, it would have been a Re- bellion altogether confined to the Protestants of the North. Whatever progress it made in the South, was, in consequence of the exertions of Protestant leaders ; and the result has proved, that all the weight of Catholic influence, civil, and ecclesiastic, was joined with Government, in endeavouring to suppress it. And, notwithstand- ing all that has been said to the contrary, it is now ascertained beyond all doubt, that not one single beneficed Catholic Clergyman was con- cerned in it. But history not only defends you, but gives you the strongest claims on the good opinions of all loyal subjects ; for it shews you, in the most favourable light, in 1715 and 1745, when Protestants forgot their allegiance to the Crown.— As to the Resolution which has been submitted to the Chair, recommending an imme- diate attention to Pi't, in 1804, because Mr. Pitt abandoned you ; that Lord Grenville and Lord Grey were dismiss- ed from office in 1807, merelv because they en- deavoured to admit vou into the army ; that in 1809, they refused the offer his Majes'y made to them to bring them back to office, because th » y would not coalesce » . virh your opponenr, Mr. Per- ceval. That in 1, S11, they refused a similar offer made to them by his Royal Highness the Regent, . on the same giounds. And, as far as T am ac- quainted with the motives which lead those No- ble Lords to feel, but little inclined to accept the conditions on which they were < ffered power last summer. I have a conviftion, that th • circum- stance which operated most strongly upon them, was a donbt whether, if they accepted of the pro. posed terms, they would be able to carry your question in such a manner as would be sa isfac- t « ry to you, and honourable ( o themselves. You should also recoiled, that to these Noble Lords, the most powerful political party ever known in England have steadily adhered, altogether ap- proving of their constancy to your cause, and most willingly foregoing all private considera'ions for your advantage. I mention these tilings, not with a view to enhance their merits, but ro point ont to you how great the call is on every Catholic to aft on the same principles of public virtue, and how base the mind of that man must be, who, un- der such circumstances, shall desert his ranks. So much genuine disinterestedness should add a new inducement to the mary others that necesearilv press themselves up^ n you, to give the fullest ef- fect to your Eleflive Franchise. It is by the uni- versal and energetic exercise of this right, which you already have, you can obtain tho e other rights, which are still withheld from you. What has lately passed should be a lesson to you, how essential it is not to suffer it to lie neglefled ; for, had the Catholic Constituency heen at all in pro- portion to the wealth and public spirit of your Body, at this General Eleflion, it would have added many to the number of your Parliamentary friends, and have placed your Emancipation be- yond all doubt. When those who have been your friends, are clearly governed in their puMic con- dufl, by no other motive than that of drjng you justice, and affording additional strength to the Empire, and have afted so honourably to them- selves; and with such greit advantage to your in- terests ; you ought, at least, to meet them with a steady performance of all those duties to you - selves and your country, which, at this particular time, peculiarly belong to you. As to your resolution relating t° the securities which some require as a condition of your F. mar- cipation, I need not take up your time in repea'. ing those sentiments with which you are already acquainted. Ail I shall say is, that no advocate1 of them has yet been able to establish the danger against which they are proposed to guard ; and it is now well known, that the policy which induced Mr. Pitt and other eminent S'atesmen, ever to en- tertain a favourable opinion of them, was that of endeavouring to conciliate, by these means, the people of England to your cause ; and not beeau- e they really supposed there was any thing very for- midable in the influence of the Pope. In regard to the thanks which you have been pleased to give me for the share I have taken in promoting your interests, I can truly say, tliar I have merely done that which common justice required of me— the Catholic Penal Code of this country having always appeared to me the most perfeft system of tyranny that ever was inflicted on any people. The man- ner in which you have been pleased torewr. d my exertions, I can never forget, nor shall it be thro wrv away, as you shall- find as often as opportunities present themselves, of combating the remnant of prejudice and error, that still lies in the way of the final triumph over all your enemies. I trust most sincerely, that all I have anticipat- ed of future opposition to you on the part of Go- vernment, may prove to have arisen from an er- roneous opinion of their view3 ; and this may be the last time you will ever meet as a distinct body. I hope you will hereafter be seen at our great public meetings, giving " life and weight to the efforts of your Fellow- Citizens, to check the progress towards disaster and ruin, which we are now so lapidly making ; and that every friend of your cause may hereafter have the satisfaction of reflecting, that in contributing to Emancipate you, he has at length done you justice, afforded additional security to our establishments, and obtained a new ally, in your Body, to assist in checking the political depravity of the tim; s. ndt warding off the dangers, internal as well - ex : r- nal, that threaten the honour and liberties oi these countries. The fraternity of freemasons, of which Lord Moir* has so long been a distinguished leader, generally of- ficiating on pubiic occasions as Grand Master, in the name of the Prince Regent, have resolved to give an entertainment to his Lordship before his departure for India. The Prince Regent is to take chair as Grand Master, as a mark of his esteem for the Noble Earl. PAPER.— Two chemists of Paris have recently made two curious specimens of prepared writing the registering of your free- > paper, of which the following are the process:—. holds, no one can dispute its propriety— I say so, j First, take gall nuts and sulphate of iron ( cop- not as if I was addressing only the Catholics of j peras) well pulverized ; rtin them dry on paper this County, but as if I addressed your whole j which is not smooth or hot- pressed. The paper body ; and in handling this subject, I feel that \ will assume a greyish tinge, owing to the powder 1 which it attached to it, and which will adherfe I sufficiently to bear folding, See. In order to trace characters on this paper, it is only necessary to • use a pen dipped in water, or in the mouth, or my conduct towards you entitles me to speak my mind openly, and to impute blame, where I think blame should fall. The result ef this General Ele& ion, docs cer- tainly make it appear that your body, to use nb harsher expression, have been extremely supine in respect to giving effeiffual support to your friends. You have exposed your long- tried and upright advocates, Mr. Prettie and Mr. Bowes Daly, to anxious and expensive contests. You have been the cause of that most honest, assiduous, able and incorruptible asserter of your rights, Mr. Hutchinson, losing his seat tor Cork. You have lost Mr. George Ponsenby for the county of Cork, than whom you had no friend more zealous for your success. You have lost the powerful assist- ance of Mr. Curran ; and in several places, Mem- bers have been returned who, though occasional y voting in your favour, are the systematic support- ers of the Government that is opposed to you.— You ought to bear in mind the public virtue which has distinguished th£ conduil of your poli- tical friends. You should remember that Lord Mr. ! even a pointed stick, and the characters will be- I come black and legible : the second process is described as differing from the first, insomuch as j the paper is washed in the materials of which it ! is made, and then dried. It is of a yellowish color, and the characters are written on it in tile same way. Paper books, or alhums, of this de- scription, are now manufactured in great abund- i ance in Paris, and they are in considerable re- , quest. BELFAST: Printed and Published by DRUMMOND ANDIRSON, fof Self and the other Proprietors, every Monday, WrdnnJat an ' Saturday — Price of the Paper, when sen' co any pari of the United Kingdom, ^ S, 8,. Mvear! y, paid in advance. AGENTS— Messrs. Tsylerand Newton, Warwick- sq Lon- don— Mr. Bernard Murray, 166, Old Church nreec, Jiub- lin— Mr. Jas. Anderson, bookseller, Edinbuijrh.— Mr Ja » . l. ang, post- master, N.: w" ry— Mr. Sam. Peoples, ter Uerry— Mr. VY, M'Wiiiiams, jun. Armagh.
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