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The Colchester Gazette, And General Advertiser for Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Herts


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Date of Article: 12/02/1814
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THE COLCHESTER GAZETTE, f And General Advertiser for Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Herts. No. 7. W— I —•—— Printed and Published by SWINBORNE and Co. Colchester, Essex. Price 6\ d. This Paper sent free to any Part of the Kinydorti, > at 7s. 6d. per Quarter. J SATURDAY, February 12,1814. \ This Paper is filed at Garraway's, Peek's, and Johns Coffee- houses; at NewtoN and Cos, Warwick- Square ; Mr. Whites, 33, Fleet- Street; and at the Auction Mart. LOVETT'S BANKRUPTCY. THE COMMISSIONERS in a renewed Com- mission of Bankrupt, bearing date the 11th day of November now last past, awarded and issued fortli against JAMES LOVETT, of Colchester, in the County of Essex, Grocer, Linen Draper, Dealer and Chapman, intend to meet. on tiie 25th day of February instant, at Eleven of the Clock, in the Forenoon, at the Red Lion Inn, in Colchester aforesaid, in order to make a final Dividend cf the Estate and Effects of the said Bankrupt; when and where the Creditors who have not already proved their Debts, are to come prepared to prove the same, or they will be excluded the benefit of the said Dividend; and all Claims not then proved will be disallowed. WM. W. FRANCIS, Solicitor. Colchester, 9th February, 1814. CHEAP SASH MANUFACTORY, No. 16, Wire- street, Colchester. LODGINGS for a Single Gentleman or Lady, Furnished or' Unfurnished; an excellent Sitting- room and Bed- room. Enquire at No. 15!', High- street. IT WILL SAS JAMES BENNELL, supply Gentlemen and Builders with SASHES. and FRAMES, completely GLAZED vTrtth good CROWN GLASS, at 2*. 8c/. per square foot.— Every other article in the PLUMBING, GLAZING, und PAINTING Business executed on equally reasonable Terms.— Hot and Greenhouse Lights, Cucumber Frames, Shop Fronts, Doors, & e. at the same moderate Prices. ~ • LOST,, On Sunday, January 2,1614, from Heybridge, A SMALL WHITE DOG of the BULL BREED, XfC. having a- s'ear on the left eye. Whoever hasi fouijd the ~' « . tiuc, and will bring him to Mr. llurrell, of Firebridge, thall. be Handsomely rewarded tor their. t'rouhle, au" d ail .. espcncfeB paid, .""* » * He was seen to follow some person on the Cflchcster Road. Any person detaining the said Dog after this adver- tisement, will be prost- outed agreeable to the statute made and provided for m such cases. VALUABLE SHIP MATERIALS, HARWICH. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY EDMUND JERMYN, On Monday, the 14th of February next, at the Warehouses pf Heseltine and Billingsley, opposite the Custom- House, Harwich, THE STORES of the SNOW CONTENT, Bur- 1 then 200 tons, lately wrecked OTI the Gun feet Sand ; comprising anchors, three cables, ( one quite new) sails, rigging, yards, two boats, four carriage- guns, warps,& c.& c. The above stores are in a most excellent state of pre- servation, and are particularly recommended to the atten- tion of Ship- owners and others. Catalogues in due time, and further particulars may be had of Heseltine and Billingsley, Church- street, Harwich; and of Mr. D. O. Blyth, Colehester. Table and Tea Sets of Beautiful Fine Old China, Bowls, Basons, uitd Jars: excellent bordered Down, Goose, and other Feather- Beds, and Bedding, < J- c. $ TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION. BY HAWES AND FENTON, Ou Wednesday, February 10,1814, and following Day, ALL the Elegant CHINA, GLASS, HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE, the remaining part of the STOCK IN TRADE,& c. & c. of the. late Mrs. S. Marsden, West Stockwell- street, Colchester; comprising six excel- lent down and goose bordered and other leather- beds, bol- sters aud pillows; 4- post, side- view, and canopy bedsteads, with patch- work, silk, chintz, and cotton furnitures, most tastefully displayed with draperies; fine wool mattresses, counterpanes, blankets, and quilts; mahogany and other chests of drawers, dressing- tables, tray- top and other night fables; chimney, pier, and dressing- glasses; easy chair, With chintz cover and cushion; two beautiful India ca- binets, mahogany corner butfet, window curtains, bed- side and other carpets; set of mahogany nailover chairs, Grecian back feet, as good as new; japanned and other chairs, with cane, rush, aud wood seats; mahogany din- ing, Pembroke and other tables; capital eight- day clock ( by Hedge); escritoir, glass- cases; sofa, with squabs and bolstvrs; japanned, India, and mahogany tea and butler's trays and waiters; copper boilers, coal scoops, saucepans, pots, & c.; large canvass meat safes, dressers, fire- irons, and various other k- itchen requisites. The articles of Stock consist of calamaneos, stuffs, tapes, threads, black and white laces, worsted bindings, ferrets, bud laces, fringes, tassels, ribbons, shirt buttons, & c. & c. together with a set of fan- mounting boards and stock of mounts aud boxes. The whole of which will appear in Catalogues to be had three days before the sale, at the Golden Lion, Ipswich; Saracen's Head; Chelmsford; White THIS DAY IS PUBLISHED, Embellished with fine Frontispieces, in Two Volumes, 12mo. price 7s. aud in » vo. price 13s. boards, • » -- REFLECTIONS ON THE WORKS OF GOD. A New Translation, from the German of C. C. STURM, by. the Author of" The Adviser." Also iu$ t published, improved Editions of ,. . AN EASY GRAMMAR OF SACRED HISTORY, containing the Principal. Events in the Old and New Tes- tament, illustrated with Maps. Second Edition, much en- larged and improved: By M. A. RUNDALL, of Percy House, Bath, pri< j. e4 » . bound. ." r* HYMNS AND POEMS,' Doctrinal and Experimental,' on ft variety of Subjects, designed for those" vvho know the"- Plague of their own Heart, and arr convmced that Salva- tion is" entirely of Grace. The Third Edition, rev isecT, with several Pieces never before published. By. DANIEL HERBERT, of Sudbury, Price Us. 6d. fine paptr; 4s. ( 3d. London, printed for B. aud B. Crosby and Co. Stationers' Court, Ludgate- street, aitd sold by Swinborne ajld Walter, Colchester; Keymer, ditto; Marsden," cTitto; Meggy and Chalk, Chelmsford; Stanes, ditto; Youngman,' Witham and Maldon; Campbell, Braintree; Seager, Harwich; Hardacre, Hadleigh; Hill, Ballingdon; and by all other Booksellers. EVERY MAN HIS OWN DOCTOR. BY the EFFICACY of DR. BOERHAAVE's INFALLIBLE RED PILL, ( 4s. 6d. only per box,) PERSONS OF EITHER SEX ( assisted by the invalu- able copious directions therewith given) are enabled to eradicate effectually . . ' A CERTAIN INSIDIOUS DISEASE, and to facilitate the Recovery of Health, with Ease and Safety, Certainty and Secresy, in a few days. For Bilious Diseases, Scurvy, Scrofula, and Im- purity of Blood, the efficacy of this Medicine is so well known and highly attested for 50 years past, that any fur- ther comment is rendered unnecessary. Another supply is just received from London, and for sale by Swinborne and Walter, Colchester; Keymer, ditto; Marsden, ditto; Meggy and Chalk, Chelmsford; Stanes, ditto ; Youngman, William aud Maldon; Campbell, Braintree; Seager, Harwich; Hardacre, Hadleigh; Hill, Ballingdon ; and all other Booksellers. AMERICAN PAPERS. NEGOCIATION FOR PEACE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA. TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTA- TIVES OF THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED. I transmit for the information of Congress, copies of a letter from the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, to the Secretary of State, with the answer of the latter. In appreciating the accepted proposal of the Go- vernment of Great Britain, for instituting negotia- tions for peace, Congress will not fail to keep in mind, that vigorous preparations for carrying ou the war can in no respect impede the progress to a favourable result, whilst a relaxation of such pre- parations, should the wishes of the United States, for a speedy restoration of the blessings of pcacc be disappointed, would necessarily have " the most in- jurious consequences. JAMES MADISON. January 6, 1814. ture from Reichenbach, has the honour to address this note to his Excellency the Count de Nesselrode. Although th'e Prince Regent, for reasons which have been already made known, has not found him- self in a situation to accept the mediation of his iinperiid Majesty for-, terminating the discussions with Iht- United States of America, his Royal High- ness desires; nevertheless, to. give effect to the beneficent vnslleS which his Imperial Majesty has expressed of seeing the war between Great Britain and' America soon terminated, to the mutual satis- faction, of the two Governments. . ' . WitK'" jfhis view, his Royal Highness having learned that, the Envoys". Plenipotenrtiary of the United States'- £ er, negocia£ ng a. peace with Great Britain, Tinder the - mediation of his Imperial Ma- jesty, l^ ave- arrivedlit Russia; notwithstanding that • lie finds himself uiider the necessity of not accept- ing the interposition of "' any friendly Power, in the question which forms the principal object in dis- pute between the two States, he is nevertheless ready to nominate Plenipotentiaries, to treat directly with the American Plenipotentiaries. His Royal Highness sincerely wishes that the conferences of these Plenipotentiaries may result in re- establishing, between the two nations, the bless- ings and the reciprocal advantages of peace. • If, through the good offices of his Imperial Ma- jesty, this proposition should be accepted, the Prince Regent would prefer that the conferences should be held at London, on account of the facili- ties which it would give to the discussions. But if this choice should meet with insuperable obstacles, his Royal Highness would const nt to sub- stitute Gottenburgh as the place nearest to England. The undersigned, See. ( Signed) CATHCArT. THE SECRETARY OF STATE REAGh. TO LORD CASTLE- LORD CASTLEREAGH TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE. Foreign Office, Xov. 4,1813. SIR,—- I have the honour to enclose to you, for the infonnationof the President of the United States, a copy of a note which his Britannic Majesty's Am- bassador at the Court of St. Petersburg was directed to present to the Russian Government as soon as his Royal. Highness the Prince Regent was informed, that " Plenipotentiaries had been nominated on the part of the American Government, for the purpose of negociating for peace with Great Britain, under the mediation of his Imperial Majesty. His Lordship having by the last Courier from the Persons having any claim upon, or standing I " Imperial head- quarters, acquainted me that the ie saTd Mrs: Marsden, arc requested to settle American" Commissioners- now' at St. Petersburg ertir. f.' ly with I. Marsden. Printer, No. 50, or I . . . .. . „ ... ° 4 1 have intimated in reply to this overture, that they Hart, Witham; Chapel, Coggeshall; Anchor, Nayland; • the Inns, Dedham; White Hart. Manningtree; and of the Auctioneers, Colchester and Mersea. •• Sale to begin each Day at Ten o'clock *„* The Good* may lie viewed the Day before the Sale from Ten. to Font o'clock N. B. Alt person indebted. to the ~ same- imm IHI H^ H J. Marsden, Hosier, No. 31, High- street, her Executors This Day is published, W. BAYNES'S CATALOGUE OF BOOKS for 1814, Antient and Modern, In various languages, and all Classes « f Literature. Containing an cxteiisivccollcctioii of Divinity, Ecclesiastical History, and Sermons, by the most Celebrated Divines, English and Foreign; likewise, a large collection of early printed, and other curious and • rarce articles, particularly relating to the troublesome times of Charles 1. Cromwell, James II.& c. including the whole pf three Libraries, recently purchased; now selling, for ready money only, at the very low Prizes affixed to each article, at No. 54, Paternoster- row, London. Catalogues, Price 3s. ( id. may be had of Swinborne and Walter. Colchester. IMPROVEMENTS IN COOKERY COMBINED WITH ECONOMY. burg, " with as little delay as possible; it being' presumed, that his Majesty the King of Sweden, as the friend of both parties, will readily acquiesce in the choice of a place for their pacific negociations, within his dominions. The President is duly sensible of the attention of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in giving the orders to the Admiral commanding the British squadron on this coast, which your Lordship has communicated. 1 have the honour to be, See. • "- JAMES MONROE. The country people armed with scythes, pikes, forks, and sticks shod with iron, fell on the fugitives on all sides, aud brought back prisoners, cannon and waggons. Alter Ihe victory was decided, his Majesty went to Brienne, where he slept. This place will be ever memorable on more than one account; it was, if we may say so, the cradle of the genius of the Emperor. It was at Brienne that the germ of the great talents which were one day to astonish Europe and save France, began to unfold itself. There it was that the hero set out to rise to the highest destinies. On such a field of battle victory cannot be unfaithful to him. Private letters from Troyes speak of an action, probably connected with the preceding, in which 15,000 of our troops, half of them conscripts en- gaged 30,000 of the enemy, killed 4 or 5000, and lost only 300. CHALONS JAN. 28. It is reported here that the The news of the vicH » 7 gained by the Emperor CHAlONS, JAN. 28.— It IS reported here that the | spread yesterday in Paris with great rapidity, and FROM THE PARIS PAPERS. PARIS, JAN. 27.— Lord Castlereagh arrived on the lvtli at Arnheim. He dined in that town, and immediately after continued his journey for the head- quarters of the Allies. - enemy i » falling back'upon Langres. We are as- sured that he attempted to seize upon Ligny near Bar- sur- Ornain, and was vigorously repulsed by our troops, after experiencing a loss of 2500 men. PARIS, JAN. 28.— We have received accounts from his Majesty the Emperor. He arrived at Chalons- sur- Marne on the 26th. We are assured his Majesty afterwards proceeded still further. Yesterday and to- day many old troops coining from the south of France arrived in Paris. They are in a superb state. Versailles is crowded with troops, among which are remarked many cavalry. PARIS, JAN. 29.—' The Marshal Duke of Trevise daily receives reinforcements. During the last fourdays, at least 10,000 excellent troops, and much artillery, have reached Nogent, and we are informed excited universal joy. Great praises are due' to the good spirit which animates all classes of the citi- zens of the metropolis. These people, whose cha- racter is said to be so frivolous, think now of nothing but the common interest, aud show the warmest at- tachment to their country and the government. All the manufactories are in full employ: thousands of muskets and of arms of every description are daily made. The National Guard is for the most part or- ganized, and every one is resolved to defend his home and to repulse the enemy if he should be rash enough to show himself. When we know that this spirit is that of all France, that all the departments rival each other in zeal, both in the payment of the contributions; and in sending contingents to the new levies, we may await the result with tranquillity. Our enemies lately published, in one neatly printed volume, 12mo. price 6s. a new Edition, enlarged, corrected, ana materially improved, DOMESTIC MANAGEMENT; or, The HEALTHFUL COOKERY BOOK, on economi- cal principles, and adapted for universal use. Comprising, vi addition to the culinary and other very useful miscel- » : » ious RECIPES, instrucjieus for making WINES; an ESSAY ON DIET, considered as the most nature, 1 means of preseiving health nd prolonging Life; general Obser- vations on the MANAGEMENT of a FAMILY, and par titular Remarks ou the DIET of CHILDREN. To which « prefixed the Method of ( renting such trifling Medical 1 > e » , as properly come within the sphere of Domestic Management By a LADY. " We cannot do our fair readers a greater service than to recommend this work; it is, without exception, Ihe most practically useful of any of the kind, and will be found rational and amusing."— From the Lady's Museum, June, 1SI0. ' Also, CROSBY'S COMPLETE HOUSEKEEPER'S ACCOUNT BOOK, for 1814, with Red or Black Lines, consisting of Ruled Pages ftir every Day in the Year.— Events of 1R13, Holidays, Moveable Feasts, Coach Fairs, Tables of Expellees, and important Observations oil Do- mestic Affairs, 2s. CHURCHILL'S GENUINE GUIDE TO HEALTH AND LONG LIFE, or Practical Essays ou the most ra- tional Means of preserving Health and curing Diseases. A Work of treat Importance to Families. 4s. HAVNES's Improved Culture of the STRAWBERRY, RASPBERRY, and GOOSEBERRY, on the Means of • braining abundant Crops of Fruit in all Seasons, Svo. boards. 7s. royal, 10s 6d. Loudon : printed for B. and R. Crosby and Co. Stationers' Court, Paternoster- row, and Sold by Swinborne and Walter. Colchester; Keymer, ditto; Marsden. ditto; Meggy and Chalk. Chelmsford: Stanes, ditto; Youngman, Witham and Maldon; Campbell. Braintree, Seager. Harwich; Hardacre. Hadleigh; Hill, Ballingdon; and all otlirr Booksellers. had no objection to a negociation- at London, and were equally desirous, as the British Government had declared itself to'be, that this business should not be mixed with the affairs of the Continent of Europe, but that their powers were limited to ne- gociatc under the mediation of Russia. Under these circdmstances, in order to avoid an unnecessary continuance of the calamities of'war, the Prince Regent commands me to transmit, by a flag of truce, to the American port nearest to the seat of Government, the official note above men- tioned, in order that the President, if he should feel disposed to enter upon a direct negotiation for the restoration of peace between the two States, may give his directions accordingly. In making this communication, I can assure you, that the British Government is willing to enter into discussion with the Government of America for the conciliatory adjustment of the differences subsisting between the two Stales, v ith an earnest desire on their part to bring them to a favourable issue, upon principles of perfect reciprocity, not inconsistent with the established maxims of public law, and with the maritime rights of Ihe British empire. The Admiral commanding the British squadron on the American station will be directed to give Ihe necessary protection to any persons proceeding to Europe, on the part of the Government of the United States, in furtherance of this overture ; or should the American Government have occasion to forward orders to their commission at St. Peters- burg, to give the requisite facilities, by cartel or otherwise, to the transmission of the same. 1 have the honour to be, with the highest con- sideration, Sir, your most obedient servant, ( Signed) CASTLErEAgH. ENCLOSURE ALLUDED TO ABOVE. TRANSLATION OF A NOTE FROM LORD CATH- RART, TO THE COUNT dE NeSSeLRODe, DATeD Toplitz, Sept. 1.1813. The undersigned Ambassador of Britannic Majesty, to the Emperor of all the Russias, desiring to avail himself of the first occasion to rei. thv - the subject respecting America, which was brought into discussion in a conference at the moment of depar- Department of State, January, 1814. MY LORD— I have had the honour to receive by a flag of truce, your Lordship's letter of the 4th of November last, and a copy of a note which his Bri- tannic Majesty's Ambassador at the Court of St. Petersburg presented to the Russian Government on the 1st of September preceding. By this communication it appears that his Royal Highness the Prince Regent rejected the mediation ottered by his Imperial Majesty, to promote peace between the United States and Great Britain, but proposed to treat directly with the United States at Gottenburgh or London, and thai he had requested the interposition of the good offices of the Emperor in favour of such an arrangement. Having laid your Lordship's communication be- fore the President, 1 am instructed to state, for the information of his Royal Highness the Prince Re- gent, that the President has seen with regret this new obstacle to the commencement of a negociation for the accommodation of differences between the United States and Great Britain. As the Emperor of Russia was distinguished for his rectitude and impartiality, and was moreover engaged in a war, as an ally of England, whereby it was his interest to promote peace between the United States and Great Britain, the President could not doubt that his Royal Highness the Prince Regent would accept the mediation which his Imperial Majesty had offered' to them. It was the confidence with which the high character of the Emperor inspired the Presi- dent, that induced him, disregarding considerations, which a more cautious policy might have suggested, to accept the overture with promptitude, and to send ministers to St. Petersburg, to take advantage of it. It would have been very satisfactory to the Presi- dent, if his Royal Highness the Prince Regent had found it compatible with the views of Great Britain, to adopt a similar measure, as much delay might have been avoided, in accomplishing au object which, it is admitted, is of high importance to both nations. The course proposed as a substitute for negocia- tions at St. Petersburg, under the auspices of the Emperor of Russia, could not, I must remark to your Lordsh'fp, have been required for the purpose of keeping the United States unconnected against Great Britain with any affairs of the Continent. There was nothing in the proposed mediation tend- ing to such a result. The terms of the overture indicated the contrary. In ottering to bring tjie parties together, not as an umpire, but as a common friend, to discuss and settle their differences and respective claims, in a manner satisfactory to them- selves, his Imperial Majesty shewed the interest which he took in the welfare of both parties. Wherever the United States may treat, they will treat with the sincere desire they have repeatedly manifested, of terminating the present contest with Great Britain, on conditions of reciprocity, con- sistent with the rights of both parties, as sovereign and independent nations; and calculated not only to establish present harmony, but to provide, as far as possible, against future collisions which might in- terrupt it. Before giving an answer to the proposition com- municated by your Lordship, to treat with the United States, independently of the Russian Medi- ation, it would have been agreeable to the President to have heard from" the Plenipotentiaries of the United States, sent to St. Petersburgh. The offer of a mediation by one power, and the acceptance of it by another, forms a relation between them, the delicacy cf which cannot but be felt. From the known character,^ however, of the Emperor, and the benevolent views with which his mediation was offered, the President cannot doubt that he will see with satisfaction, a concurrence of the United States in an alternative, which, under the existing circum stances, affords the best prospect, of obtaining speedily what was the object of his interposition. I am accordingly instructed to make known to your Lordship, for the information of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, that the President accedes to his proposition, and will take the measures depen- dent on h'nn for carrying it into effect at Gotten- that the roads from Sens to Troyes are covered with had but one t llallce of success, that of dividing the troops. It is probable the enemy will be obliged to nation and separating it from its Government, retrograde upon Langres, by very bad roads. then France would have been an easy prey for then, We have had a very brilliant affair at the bridge but their efforts have turned against themselves. As of Fontaine, between Bar- sur- Aube and Chaumont. soon as thelr Projecls we'" e known they were baffled. I h( i llntnn nf France I a _ government • i The enemy at least lost 0,000 men in it. The wounded French are at Nogent; the greater part of them are but slightly so, and soon hope to rejoin their colours. PARIS, JAN. 30.— The French army commanded by his Majesty the Emperor attacked the enemy at J ^ ^ St. Dezier, tll^^ lllt: " I ™ : * c. lately arrived at Paris an, The union of France with its government is be come closer than ever. We are identified with the Head of the State, Victory has returned to hi* standard, and the nation is saved. His Majesty King Joseph reviewed yesterday in the Court of the Thuilleries a great many regiments artillery* mg; he has been overthrown and we have taken some prisoners from him. The attack of our troops was so brisk that the enemy had not time to blow up the bridge. A great part of the enemy's artillery has got en- tangled in a forest, having taken a bad route from St. Dezier to Intierender. Nancy is thus delivered. The Emperor continues his movements upon th, rear of the enemy with a fine and good army. The advanced guard of the French army was on the evening of the 27th at Vassy The inhabitants of Paris manifest the greatest energy in the defence of their city and the preserva- tion of the precious monuments it contains. The national guard is organized; it is composed of landholders and citizens interested in maintain- ing public order. France has risen; she is armed ; the roads in the neighbourhood of Paris are covered with troops; they are hourly and continually passing through our city; all proceed towards our army to drive the ene- my from the provinces he has invaded. PARIS, JAN. 31.— Private letters from the army, received by express, say, that the Emperor beat the and going ti> join the armies. The troops filed off belore his Majesty during two hours. LONDON GAZETTE. SATURDAY, FEB. 5„ ADMIRALTY OFFICE, FEB. 5, 1814. Copv of a Letter from Captain Shepheard, of hi » Majesty's Ship Fylla, addressed to Rear- Admiral Hargood, Commander in Chief at Guernsey, and transmitted by the latter to John Wilson Croker, Esq. His Majesty s Ship Fylla, at Sea, January 30, ISM. - Sir— I have the honour to acquaint you, that this morning at ten, the Island of Guernsey bearing S. E. eight leagues, I saw a sail in S. S. W. and after a chase of four hours captured the French lugger privateer L'Inconnu, of St. Maloes, of one hundred and eighty tons, pierced for twenty guns, mounting fifteen, com- manded by Gilles Jean Geffroy, with a complement of one hundred and twenty- four men, and having one hundred and nine on board. Attempting resistance, re « say that the emperor beat the. she had her 8dcaptain and four n. en killed, and four T'oaft i r' 2Tr " le wounded. Lieut. W. H. Pierson, first of this ship, and enemy again on the 28th, and took 2000 prisoners William Read, corporal of marines, are slightly and nine pieces of cannon. His Majesty continues to march in. the rear of the enemy, who retreats with the greatest- precipitation on all sides, On the 27th, the Cossacks made an attack on Areissur- Aube, and were, beaten by our - troops who killed several. They hastily retired,- following the retreat of their army. Four hundred Cossacks appeared before Sens, without infantry. - General Alix, who had a few troops, barricaded the gates wounded. Tlic lugger is quite new, a very fine vessel, sails well, aud is the largest of that class out of St. Maloes. Sailed from the Isle Bason on the 27 : h iust. I have the honour to bo, & c. ( Signed) WM. SHEPHEARD, Capt. Rear- Admiral Hargood, & c.& c. This Gazette announces that the Prince Regent has been pleased to confer on Capt. Broke, of the Shannon, for the gallantry and skill displayed by him in the capture of the United States' frigate Chesapeake, the ® gates dignity of Baronet, with remainder to his heirs male : and streets, and by a brisk, fire of musketry kept off also permission to Lieut- Gen. Sir James Leith, Lieut. the Cossacks, not one of whom could get into the town. The Sub- Prefect had left the place. 1 The Cossacks had some killed, and sent a flag of truce, whom General Alix would not receive. The Mayor of Areis was. base enough to write to the Mayor of Sens, to receive the Cossacks well, as they only desired peace. Unhappily for him, his letter fell into the hands of General Alix, PROVENCE, JAN. 31.— An officer this moment arrived from Nogent- sur- Seine, brings word that General Pagol has just received an express from Troyes, with the news that his Majesty the Emperor has beaten the enemy at Joenville, has taken 2000 prisoners and 17 pieces of cannon. The army of the Duke of Trevise, 40,000 strong, broke up from Troyes this morning, and has advanced. NOGENT- SUR- SIENF,, JAN. 31.— We have this moment received authentic news of the 30th inst. announcing that the Emperor having, by admirable and skilful manoeuvres turned the main body of the enemy's army upon the point of Brienne, eight leagues from Troyes, has completely defeated it, taken 15,000 prisoners, and forced the enemy to retreat three marches. The line of troops which had been before obliged to leave St. Dizier, has taken refuge in the wood of Vassy, where it is en tangled with all its artillery in impassable marshes. PARIS, FEB. 1.— After the taking of St. Dizier, the Emperor advanced in the rear of the enemy at Brienne, beat him on the 29th, and took possession of the town and castle after, a pretty smart action with the rear- guard. PARTS, FEB. 2.— An express arrived here yester- day at four o'clock in the morning, from the head- quarters of the Emperor. He relates that the enemy was completely beaten on the 29th- and 30th The Courier saw at least 15,000 prisonsers. The enemy's artillery was entangled in the forest of Vassy: twenty- five pieces of cannon had teen al- ready tali en. Col. R. L. Dundas, Lieut.- Col. J. Browne, and Lieut. Col. H. Sturgeon, to. wear respectively the insignia of Knights of the Portuguese Military Order of the Tower aud Sword. BANKRUPTS. James Tomlin, jun. Deal," rope- maker, Feb. 12,22, and March 10, at Guildhall, London. Attorney, Mr. Jackson, Fenchurch- street- buildings, Fenchurch- street. Miles Robinson, Thayer- street, St. Mary- le- bone, linen- draper, Feb. 12,13, and March 19, at Guildhall. Attornev, Mr. Chambers, Furnival's- Inn, London. John Knight Etherington and John Micklefield, Dart- ford, innholders, Feb. 15,22, and March 19, at Guildhall, Loudon. Attornies, Mr. Folks, Dart ford; aud Mr. Santer, Chancery- lane, London. Edward Frost, jun. Great Whelnetham, Suffolk, miller, Feb. 11, 15, and March 19, at the Angel inn, Bury St. Ed- munds. Attornies, Mr. Borton, Bury St ' Edmunds, aud Mr. Wilson, Greville- street, London. John Livock, sen. and John Livock, jun. Lowestoft, Suffolk, grocers, Feb. 21,23, aud March 19, at the Queen's Head inn, Lowestoft. Attornies, Messrs. Swain, Stevens, Naple, and Pearse, Frederick's- place, Old Jewry, London; and Mr. Sayers, Great Yarmouth. DIVIDENDS. W. Brock and B Le Mesurier, Warnford- court, Throg- morton- street, London, merchants, Feb. J. Duckham and R. Lankester, Bread- street, London, warehousemen, Feb. 26. W. Harre and H. Suthmier, Denmark- street, Ratcliff- highway, sugar- refiners, Feb. 20. T. Roberts, Strand, London, silversmith, Feb. 26 R. W. Hall, Clement's- lane, London, merchant, Mar. 12. T. Bell, Nicholas- lane, London, merchant, March 12. J. and J. Mavor, Leadenhall- street, London, insurance- brokers, March 12. J. Nelson and F. A Sturges, Bow- lane, Cheapside, Lon- don, warehousemen, March 5. W. Venning, Milk- street, Cheapside, London, silk- manu- facturer, Feb. 20. R. Denton, Waltham Holy- cross, Essex, dealer in horses, Feb. 26. J. Reynolds. Idol- lane, Tower- street, London, wine- merchant, Feb". 26. J. S. Payne and W. Watson, ironmonger- lane, London, warehousemen, March 5. P. Cumming, Union- court, Broad- street, London, mer- chant, Feb. 2G. T. Lumley, Gutter- lane. Cheapside. London, merchant, Feb 28. O. Butler, Colchester, baberiavher, Feb 20. appears to have been by no means af the import- ance that these unofficial accounts would attach to it, Had it heen so, there is no doubt it Would have been announced in a much more triumphant man- ner than that in which it is put forth to the public. There is a rumour of another action, in which the Allies lost 4 or 5000 men, but it is too vaguely stated to deserve much credit. Mortier is men- tioned to have broke up from Troyes 011 the 31st ult. for the purpose of advancing to Nogent- sur- Seine, with the view probably of joining the force under the immediate command of Bonaparte. Joseph, who has not been heard of before since the battle of Vittoria, is at length brought forward in these papers in the Capacity of a reviewing Ge- neral, he having, it is stated, reviewed several regi- ments in the Court of the Thuilleries previous to their being sent off. There was a report in the City on Monday, of a heavy tire having been heard on the French coast. There was probably 110 more ground for this than for the opposite report of a Deputation having been sent from Paris to the Prince de Schwartzenherg's army, to invite the Bourbons to hoist their stand- ard in France. if we compromised with the scourge whose vices made it flow. To continental Europe it would compel a vigilance for self- defence incompatible with the blessings of repose, Or keep alive the embers of resentment, and estrange the social virtues from the heart; and to France herself, bind in the iron yoke of despotism more than twenty millions of the most distinguished ( as a nation) of our fellow- creatures. It is not it right which we demand of dictating a Government to a country de- servedly independent, but it is justice to ourselves to be solicitous to destroy an in- satiable thirst for our annihilation, as we would extinguish a flame on the property of others, which threatened our habita- tion. The House of Bourbon, of illustrious de- scent, sacred through the long lapse, of many centuries, has natural claims to the land of jits ancestors; and as it is a duty With France to receive its descendants with alle- giance and loyalty, it is equally the duty of the restored to grace their revived throne with the olive of peace and the veil of oblivion; and while it decks the crown with the lustre of monarchy, it should bless the people with the just rights, privileges, and independence of unsophisticated liberty. LONDON GAZETTE. TUESDAY, FEB. 8. ADMIRALTY OFFICE, FEB. 8, 1311. American vessels captured, burnt, or destroyed, by his Majesty's ships and vessels employed 011 the blockade of the Chesapeak, under the orders of Cap- tain Barrie, of his Majesty's ship Dragon, between the 6tli day of September, 18- 13, and the 12th day of Ja- nuary. 1814. Eighteen sloops, 54 schooners, one brigantine, two brigs, one ship, and three small craft. That lively barometer of the times, the moined market, wuX sensibly affected by the tiewx of yester- day.— lt was stated that the Tyrant was dead or had fled, and that the Allies had made peace with a Provisional. Government at Paris. Omnium, in consequence, rose to 24. These interesting ru- mours were contradicted by the arrival of French Papers to the 8th inst. by which we learn, that the mighty conquests of Bonaparte's week's exertions in the field, amounted to an admitted loss of two or three thousand men, and a retrograde movement to Troyes, which is three leagues nearer Paris than the place whence he first started to meet the daring invaders of his sacred kingdom. Computing the loss by his old mode of exaggeration, an addi- tional cypher will afford us the most probable number. General Blucher crossed the Marne, near Toul, driving before him Victor and Marmont, who fell back 011 Chalons, as Prince Schwartzenberg had driven Mortier on Troyes. Blucher anticipated Bonaparte on the 27th by entering Brienne on the banks of the Aube, leaving a part of his rear- guard at St. Dizier, moving his main force to effect a junction with Prince Schwartzenberg, that both armies might push on for Paris by the roads of Bar, Sens, and Auxerre. Blucher withdrew his rear from St. Dizier. On the 28th and 29th Bonaparte followed him. On the 29th he came up with him at Brienne ( the town where Bonaparte received his military education) and Where a battle was fouglrt, which ended in the town's being reduced to ashes. I The 30th was passed in Bonaparte's endeavouring to pass the Aube, that he might act against the troops marching upon Sens. The bridge of Lesmont, five miles below Brienne, had been broken down by the French, which cir- cumstance now proved an obstacle to their own movement. On the 1st the bridge was established, and a part of the army crossed it; but at this mo- ment Blucher attacked 011 the right, and Count Giulay, of Prince Schwartzenberg's advance, on the left; and although the affair was warmly contested, the termination was glorious for the Allies, from the fact that a battery of artillery of the guard was taken. The French army remained divided by the Aube. On the 2d, Marmont endeavoured to ac- complish the psssage of that river at Lesmout, in which he appears to have been frequently discom- fited, as the French Papers state, he " took different positions successively ;" and as they leave him on the Voire, which falls iuto the Aube below Lesmont, we are at a loss whether this rear- guard succeeded in joining the main body on the left of that river. The result of these operations presents, a series of defeats, disappointments, and disasters, which must dissolve the delusive phantom of his remaining strength, and the chimerical estimates ef his once terrifying generalship. We wish we could here elose our extracts ; that the sweets which we thus have culled were not en- dangered by a poisonous weed, whose cuhure must contaminate the very air— the soil— and blast the j beauties which surround it. We are told on the 4th instant, that the Count de Stadiou, Count Rasumowski, Lord Castle- reagh, and the Baron de Humboldt, reached Chat- tillon- sur- Seine, where the Duke de Vicenza had already arrived. The first visits were made on both sides ; and on the evening of the same day the first conferences of the Plenipotentiaries were to take place. We cannot, will not believe this humiliation at the moment of triumph, or moderation will in future have no other political signification than disgrace ; and for firmness we must ever after read-— pusil- lanimity. THE COLCHESTER GAZETTE The mind is so ready to believe any ad- vantage which it wishes, that it too often occurs in politics and in war, that active partizans of either outstep the bounds of probability in their anticipations. To us, however, as applying to the glorious views which we have predicted of the close of that disgraceful era of tyranny and atro- city, which for tlie last twenty years has polluted the world, we have nothing to re- scind— nothing even to modify, but each day brings its welcome aid to advance the loly cause of honour and of truth, by strengthening the hopes of the final over- throw of the common enemy of the world— the sole means of security in any future pacification. The volumnious extent of the official papers of the last week has compelled us to make only extracts from the Supplement of the Gazette of Tuesday; but by them the victorious advance of the allied armies is apparent; and the motley group which France, in her boundless devotion, may have furnished to usurpation and Napoleon, as the last effort of desperation and effrontry, has endeavoured to pass on the world as an invincible host, appears not even to have disputed the palm, but has allowed small bodies of Cossacks to approach within sixty miles of the proud capital. The French Papers of the 30th and 31st, it is true, speak of successes near St. Dezier, but the tale is told so feebly, and interspersed with so many rumours, that if analyzed by that proportion of truth which in the clays of victory be- longed to those magnanimous effusions— bulletins, we shall have little left but af- fairs of posts of no importance. That there should remain in this country a solitary individual, indifferent to the future Government of France, surprizes us, whether we consider the subject as applying to our- selves, Europe in general, or the inhabitants of that country. To us it would be a dis- graceful sacrifice- of the gallant blood which has been shed in the defence of our liberties, LONDON. It is stated confidently that Brussels has been taken by a division of the allied force, and that there is every probability of the whole of Brabant being effectually liberated. Wingzerode entert4_ Brussels on the 1st, and Ghent on the 4th. At Ostend the French functionaries were depart- ing. On Sunday the following Bulletin of the state of the King was brought to town from Windsor, by a King's Messenger, and exhibited at St. James's Palace :— " His Majesty's bodily health is good, but his disorder is unabated. " H. HALFORD. " W. HEBERDEN. " W. BAILIE. We have the pleasure of announcing the surren- der of Gorcum, in South Holland after a most vigo- rous and destructive bombardment. Preparations having been made to carry the place by storm, the Governor capitulated, and the garrison are to re- main prisoners of war. Admiral Verheuil had trans- mitted new conditions to the Hague, but they were almost instantaneously rejected. Paris Papers to the 3d instant reached town on Monday. The Moniteur contains a not ice of an ad- vantage obtained by Bonaparte on the 29th ult. but no details are given, except that he took possession of the town and castle of Brienne, after a smart ac- tion with the rear- guard of the Allies; nor is any mention made of a previous affair on the 27th. Some of the minor papers assert that the Allies were completely bea'. eu 011 the 29th and 30th— that a courier had brought intelligence of fifteen thou- sand prisoners being taken, and that the artillery of the Allies got entangled in the forest of Vassy, by which they lost thirty pieces, but these statements are not sanctioned by The Moniteur, and the affair It is stated by private letters from St. Sebastian, dated 25th of Jan. 1814, published in the Plymouth Chronicle of Tuesday last, that the siege of Bayonne has commenced, and that from the 15th ot that month to the date of the letter, 40 sail of our ship- ping had been lost on the French coast. BANKRUPTS. T. Thomas, of Rayleigh, Essex, millwright, Feb 15, 24, and March 42, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. 9. Amory, Broad- street, London. H. W. Smith, of Fleet- market, London, grocer, Feb 14. 1G, and March 22, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr D. Jones. Size- lane. J. Benson, of Upper Thames- street, London, tea- dealer, Feb. U, 16, and March 42, ai Guildhall Attorney, Mr. D. Poole, Adam's- court, Old Broad- street. W. J. M1 Master, of Red- Lion- street, Clerkenwell, Mid- dlesex, watch- manufacturer, Feb. 1ft. 44. and March 44. at Guildhall Attornies. Messrs Mayhew and Price, Sy mond's- inn. J. Few, of Downham, Cambridgeshire, farmer, Feb. 14, 15, and March - 28, at the Black Bull Inn, Trumpiugton- street, Cambridge. Attornies, Messrs. Kinderley, Long, and Austen, Gray's Inn. W. Hooper, of Baldwin's- court, Cloak- lane, London, factor, Feb. 12,2- 2, and March 44, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. Wegener, Jewry- street. T. Brown, of Bishopgate- street Without, Middlesex, ha- berdasher, Feb. 12. lo, and March 42, at Guildhall At tornies, Messrs. Sweet and Stokes, Basinghall- street. H. Stevenson and J. G. Stevenson, of Milbank, Surrey, timber- merchants, Feb. 15,44, and March 48, at Guildhall.. Attornies, Messrs. Sweet and Stokes, Basinghall- street. J. Tills, of Feachurch- street, London, wine- merchant, Feb. 15, - 24, Slid March 42, al Guildhall. Attornies, Messrs. Wiltshire and Bolton, Bread- street. DIVIDENDS. * Jonathan Chamberlain, of Hanwell, Middlesex, meal- man, at Guildhall, March 1 Thomas Park, of Fiueh- lane, London, merchant, at Guildhall, March 14. John Burton of Tower street, London, wine- merchant, at Guildhall, March 14. , „ Thomas Preston and John Prince Smith, of Upper Thames- street, London, lead- merchants, at Guildhall, March 5 Alexander Hislop and Joseph Sadler, of Bow- street, Middlesex, warehousemen, at Guildhall, March 1. John George Ashley, of Gloucester- terrace, Commer- cial- road, M iddlesex, merchant, at Guildhall, March 8. Peter Camming, late of Union- court, Broad- street, mer- chant, at Guildhall, Feb. 46. A Paper has been published in Paris, under the title of " The Suppressed, or Double Moniteur, of the 20th of January, 1814" lt does not appear that this publication is sanc- tioned by the Government; but is represented, in a preface, to be a copy of asheet of The Moniteur of the 20th, which was prepared lor publication, and afterwards suppressed, as is supposed, in conse- quence of the arrival of a courier with the intelli- gence that the Duke of Vicenza would receive his passports, on his arrival at Charillon- sur- Seine. This Paper contains a letter from Count Metternich to Vicenza, excusing this necessary delay in furnish- ing his passports. Tlie following is the last pas- sage :— " The Court of London has caused the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to set out for the Con tinent. His Majesty the Emperor of Russia being at present absent, and Lord Castlereagh being ex- pected from one moment to another, the Emperor, my august Master, and his Majesty the King of Prussia, have charged me to inform your Excel- lency, that you shall, as soon as possible, receive an answer to your proposition of repairing to the head- quarters of the Allied Sovereigns." Baron Saint Aignan says, in his report to his Go- vernment, on the 9th of November, that Count Metternich assured him that the greatest modera- tion prevailed in the councils of the coalesced Powers ; that nothing was intended against the dy nasty of Napoleon; that England was much more moderate than was thought, and that there never was a more favourable moment for treating with her; that he was afterwards introduced to Lord Aber- deen, who reiterated to him the assurance that England was ready to make the greatest sacrifices, that she possessed much, and would give up bounti- fully; that the coalesced Sovereigns were willing that the Rhine, the Alps, and the Pyrenees, should form the natural boundary of France; but that France must renounce her influence in Germany; the old dynasty be established in Spain; Austria have a frontier in Italy, to be settled by negotia- tions ; that even Holland should be an object of ne- gotiation ; and that England was ready to make the greatest sacrifices for a peace founded on these bases, and to acknowledge the liberty of commerce and of navigation, to which France had a right to pretend. Two Supplements have been published to The Guzette of Tuesday, the first containing extracts of dispatches from Lord Burghersh, dated Vesoul the Mth ult. and Langres the ! Sth, and from Sir Charles Stewart, dated Basle the 17th and 92d. They of course do not give any account of military operations of so late a da te as tlie French Papers. They, how ever, communicate the important fact, that Marshal Blucher was in communication with Count Wrede, und thus with the Grand Army under Prince Schwartzenberg. The French had failed in obtaining possession of the debouches of the Vosges into the valley of the Rhine, which would have formed an ex- cellent defensive position, and Mortier had been com- pelled to retire from Langres towards Chaumont.— Marmont had also found it necessary to retreat, by forced marches, to prevent Blucher from getting in his rear, and had broken down all the bridges over the Saar; Blucher was, however, pursuing him. Platow with his Cossacks were at Neufchaleau, only seventy- five miles from Paris, and by the French Papers we learn that they were subsequently at Sens; which is not more than sixty miles from the capital. It will thus be seen that a visit at Paris by the Cossacks is an event by no means improbable. What alteration, however, may have been made in the position of the Allies, in consequence of Bonaparte's taking the field, the contradictory statements in the Paris Journals do not enable us to ascertain. The head- quarters of the Empetor of Austria and the King of Prussia were to be, oil the 2- 2d, at Vesoul, where the Emperor of Russia had previously arrived. Blucher, whose head- quarters were to be ou the 17th at Nancy, had taken nearly 3000 prisoners and 25 pieces of cannon since his passage of the Rhine. From the letter of Sir Charles Stewart, of the 22d January, we have selected the following passages :— " Marshal Blucher sent the keys of Nancy to the grand head- quarters; the Emperor of Russia met the officer bearing them, as he was on his march to Vesoul; he immediately sent two of the keys to the King of Prussia, reserving two for himself, with an appropriate message, which shews the anxious atten- tion and consideration that exists between the Allied Sovereigns on every occasion. " It is with no small satisfaction I announce to your Lordship another brilliant achievement of the Prussian arms, his Prussian Majesty is again master of Wit- tenberg, and by no other means but the glorious valour of his brave soldiers. The siege began on the 28th of December, and the place was in our possession on the 12th of January. The siege has cost about three hundred men killed and wounded, and the assault about one hundred, and seven officers wounded. The Prussians found ninety- six pieces of artillery here, and made two thousand prisoners. In Torgau they had already obtained possession of three hundred and six- teen pieces. In these fortresses the Prussians have found considerable magazines of corn and gun- powder." The same Supplement also contains an official ac- count from Sir Thomas Graham ( dated Calmhout, the Mth ult.) of the reconnoissance towards Antwerp; and an extract of a dispatch from tin; Marquis of Welling- ton, dated St. Jean de Luz, the 23d ult. stating that the enemy had, on the 21st. withdrawn all his outposts in front of the entrenched camp before Bayonne, between the Adour and the left bank of the Nive. The second Supplement contains dispatches from Sir George Prevost, dated Montreal, Nov. 25, and Dec. 12, stating that the American armies had, in conse- quence of the defeats they had sustained, gone into winter- quarters, and inclosing the official account of the unfortunate affair on Lake Erie, of the circum- stances attending which the public are already in possession. Letters were received on Monday from Lord Wel- lington to Government, dated the 21st ult. up to which period no event of importance had occurred. They were brought by Col. Cathcart. His Lord- ship remained in nearly the same position as an- nounced in his former Dispatches. An article dated Basle, Jan. 1!>, says, Lord Cas- tlereagh arrived here yesterday. It is said, that at the close of a long conference, it was determined to make new overtures to the French Government. The Duke of Vicenza had left Paris. We learn by private letters from Holland, that the intense severity of the weather had put an end to all field operations, and that the British troops were going into cantonments. It is nlso said, that by advices from the Crown Prince, it was understood that he could not advance with his army, so as to be in communication with the Allies before the 15th of this month. Mr. Rose. jun. is gone as our Minister to the Court of Bavaria. Advices reached town on Friday that the Ame- rican Congress had, on the proposition of Mr. Ma- dison, passed an embargo act, to be in force for one year from the 1st ult. unless peace with this coun- try, or any other event, shall take place in the inter- val rendering its continuance, in the opinion of the President, incompatible with the public interest. The embargo act was preceded by a long message from the President, assigning the reasons for the measure. The principal of these was, that the Commercial and Navigation Laws then in force were of a tendency to favour the British, and thereby prolong the war. Accounts from America, by the last arrival, mention, that the embargo law was carried in the Senate by a majority, 20 to 14. It is stated in letters from America, that Com- missioners have been appointed, in consequence of the pecific letter of Lord Castlereagh, by the Go- vernment of that country, who are authorized to treat with the British Government for the restora- tion of tranquility between the two countries.— These functionaries were, wtf are told, to be con- veyed to Europe in a cartel, which was to sail from New- York without delay, and their arrival on this side the Atlantic may be daily expected. Letters from Amsterdam state, that licenses will be granted oil application, permitting a direct trade, in Dutch vessels, from the Colonies in the East and West Indies to Holland, and that such vessels, on coming to England, will have protection given to them by British Convoy. A report got into circulation on Saturday, founded on a letter from Plymouth, that the Presi- dent, American frigate, Commodore Rodgers, had been captured off the Halifax station, by the Ma- jestic, a cut- down 74, and that the Commodore was killed. Unfortunately, however, for the truth of this story, the Majestic has come into harbour, and the people on board are wholly ignorant of any such event having occurred. The services of Sir Robert Wilson have been transferred from the head- quarters of the Grand Army, to those of Count Bellegarde, in Italy. 1 he whole seven battalions of the Foot Guards are at this time on foreign service, an occurrence unknown in the military annals of Great Britain. The contributions towards the relief of the suf- ferers in Germany exceeded, on Thursday, 20,0001. A patriotic baker of the liable bf Shirley, of Slough, hear Windsor, ssbnie limb since packed up and sent She of the finest barons ' of beef he Could procure to the Marquis of Wellington, to keep his Christmas with. The Noble Marquis felt extremely grateful for this true English fare, and Lieutenant Colonel Cathcart, the son of Lord Viscount Cath- cart, Who has arrived in town With dispatches for Government from the Marquis of Wellington, brought also a letter of thanks from the Noble Marquis to Mr. Shirley, which Was delivered by Mr. Proudman, the King's Messenger. General Ralph Dundas, Colonel of the 8th regi- ment of foot, and Governor of Duncannon Fort in Ireland, died last Monday night, at his house, in Foley- place, at a very advanced age. He has left all his property to his son ; with a legacy of 20001. to an old servant. His executors are George Ridge, Esq. senior, of the house of Messrs. Biddulph, Cocks, and Ridge; John Ridge, Esq. the General's agent; and General Mitchell, now in Ireland. PROSECUTION OF MRS. MARY ANNE CLARKE FOR A LIBEL. In the Court of King's Bench, on Monday, the Attorney- General moved for the judgment of their Lordships upon Mrs. Mary Anne Clarke. Judgment having been allowed to go by default, the indictment was read, charging the Defendant with being the author of a false, scandalous, and malicious libel, intending to defame and vilify the. Right Hon. William Fitzgerald, Chancellor of the Exchequer for Ireland, & c. ft was contained in a pamphlet, pur- porting to be a letter to that gentleman, by Mrs. Mary Anne Clarke, ft stated in substance,—" That the character of Mr. Fitzgerald needed no additional re- flective disgrace: it was already of so deep a dye as | not to require any foreign shades to add to its black- ness. What, it enquired, must the world in general think of him who seduces the wife of his intimate friend, causes the husband to be sent to a distant and an unhealthy climate, that he might the sooner fall a victim to the hand of death, then indulges his licenti- ous passions, and when their effects began to be apparent, by deleterious and poisonous drugs, attempts to destroy the innocent for the guilty, that his avarice might be spared the charge of educating his offspring. Gracious God 1 Can such a cold- blooded monster exist ?— Such a monster can exist— but who would believe ( it enquires) that it will be found in the person of a Senator, of the Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer, of a Lord of the Treasury," & e. ft went on to observe, that Mr. Fitzgerald must be aware that she was not speaking without a thorough knowledge of the facts and of his character: throughout she could testify to the truth of the assertions, and the authority she would adduce to prove them would be his own; When the unhappy victim was languishing under the deleterous effects of the drugs he had administered, and was hastening, in the flower of her youth, to a premature grave ( it asserted) that Mrs. Clarke was employed by Mr. Fitzgerald to use her influence to procure an asylum for the unhappy female. In another part of the same letter she observed, " that it was not necessary to explain how rejoiced this unfortunate young woman was, to be freed from the society of a man who was at once the father and the assassin of his unborn infant;" and at another place, " that the conduct of Mr. Fitzgerald to the sex in general was equally dishonourable with the treat- ment of the unhappy female of whose calamities she had spoken." In a different page she enquired, " Who was the grandfather of Mr. Fitzgerald, but a petty- fogging attorney at Ennis, who got his living by- suing out dirty writs ? his uncle was hanged for horse stealing, and his aunt and sister were common street- walkers. ft now remained to be seen ( added the letter) whether the people of Great Britain and Ireland w ill allow such a profligate to exist, whose vows and false enticements were common as the air he breathed, who had committed a crime for which our language had no name, who was a deliberate destrojer of tlie unborn." The reading of the indictment ( during which Mrs. Clarke often smiled) having been concluded, Mrs. M. A. Clarke put in an affidavit, setting forth the following circumstances:—" She felt great concern that she had been betrayed into a violation of the law; that she had been intimately acquainted with the pro- secutor and his father for many years; that his father introduced the prosecutor to her before he went to col- lege, considering that she could do him much service in his progress in life; that the deponent did render him many important services, and that they were upon a footing of great intimacy; that she had been long in habits of correspondence with the prosecutor and his father, and that by these means she became possessed of many of his letters, and which letters, in a late en- quiry, were submitted to the notice of the House of Commons; that the contents of some of those letters during that enquiry, transpired, and it was suggested to Mr. Fitzgerald that if those letters were disclosed it would be highly detrimental to him and to his family and that he would be no longer able to represent in Parliament the borough of Ennis, which had cost him considerable sums of money; that by these suggestions the prosecutor was much alarmed, and in consequence tlie prosecutor came to the deponent in great distress and agony of mind, and obtained possession of the greater part of his letters, on a promise of reward and favour, and the letters were destroyed in her presence; that the deponent having great confidence in the pro- secutor's father, entrusted him with various letters and papers of importance, as well as a letter from a person of high authority, respecting a provision for his only son. After he had obtained this correspondence the father of the prosecutor withdrew, and from that time to the present he had abstained from that friendly in- tercourse that had before existed between them. It further set forth, that the deponent had two daughters, one of them approaching to the age of womanhood, whom she had hitherto brought up and educated in honour and virtue; that the consequences might be- Very injurious to them, if they were now deprived of her care and protection; that in publishing the libel before the Court, she was actuated only by a feeling of resentment at the conduct of the prosecutor in his pri- vate capacity, and did not at all mean to impeach his conduct in his public situation; she therefore left her case to the mercy of the Court." The Attorney- General, in addressing the Court in behalf of the prosecutor, said he did not feel it neces- sary to trouble their Lordships at any length, since it was enough for the Court to have heard this most atro- cious libel, to enable it to decide upon the judgment it will pronounce. The concern the defendant pretend- ed to have felt, in her affidavit, upon being betrayed into a violation of the law, was totally contradicted by various passages of the publication of which she avowed herself the author; and in respect to its being but little circulated, no merit was due, as every means were taken to give it publicity. In proof of the male- volent intention, the Attorney- General, among others, adduced the following quotations:—" It is not my dis- position to sit down quietly under studied injury or in- gratitude, and to the neglect of promises by men who never meant to perform them."—" For the benefit, therefore, of all whom it may concern, I here announce my intention of submitting to the public, in a short time, two or three volumes, which may be followed by others, as opportunity shall suit, or as circumstances may require." When the Attorney- General took his seat, Mrs. Clarke turned towards him, and assuming a counte- nance strongly marked with ineffable disdain, made him a low courtsey. Mr. Parke and Mr. Scarlett fol- lowed on the same side, and on concluding were each favoured with a courtsey and a contemptuous sneer from the defendant. Mr. Brougham on behalf of Mrs, Clarke, then ad- dressed the Court in extenuation of punishment. The Offence, he said, had not been conibiitled gratuitously. It was not ni" rcly a wanton attack upon a public officer, by raking together his private feelings and do- mestic errors without any previous intercourse or con ncctibn subsisting betw een the parties, but was the re- sult ( however unjustifiable in itselt. ot provocation arising from neglect and ingratitude, after favours of a beneficial nature had been conferred. In apportioning the judgment to the crime, the Court, therefore, In- trusted, would make due allowances for womanish re- sentment. The libel was not Ushered into the world to gratify popular malignity; still less did it originate in any baser view of a mercenary description; it arose entirely out of circumstances of a private nature. The Attorney- General observed, that before judg- ment was pronounced, he wished to inform the Court that another person was in attendance to receive sen- tence for printing the same libel. He therefore prayed sentence upon him also. William Mitchell was then called into Court, and Mrs. Clarke seemed to enjoy the contrast of her own spirit and confidence. With the humility and submis- sion ofthe poor old man, who, meanly habited, with feeble steps moved across the Court, and placed him- I self by the side ofthe other defendant, who smiled as he approachcd her. The indictment against Mitchell was then read.— He put in an affidavit, stating, that he had been merely an instrument in the hands of another person, who hail applied to him, a journeyman printed, to put his name to the, pamphlet. He was not aware of the libellous tendency of the publication, or he never would have consented, nor did he know it until he was so informed by the Solicitor for the prosecution. He was sixty years old, was very infirm, and had been long afflicted with an asthma. He therefore hoped for a merciful judgment. The the defendant, Mitchell, was merely a tool employed by some designing individual, who had not yet been discovered. Mitchell then, in a very low voice, said, that he had not printed the work for the sake of any emolument, as he had not received a single shilling for his truuble. He had printed it at the request of the son of another printer, quite ignorant of the contents. The Attorney- General observed, that this defen- I dant would not have been brought up for judgment if he had sooner made the necessary disclosure of the I name of his principal. Mr. Justice Le Blanc then proceeded to pass the judgment of the Court upon the defendants. After | noticing the nature of the offence, he remarked that a Grand Jury of their countrymen had found the de- fendants guilty, that judgment had been admitted to go by default, and that their crime was, even by their own consent, fully established, It was impossible not to consider it a libel of very serious magnitude. In every view it was gross and scandalous, imputing crimes to the defendant of the greatest enormity: of seducing the wife of his friend ; of sending that friend to an unhealthy climate; and of administering to the wife poisonous drugs to procure abortion. The affi- davit of M. A. Clarke alluded to certain provocations she had received from disappointment of promises and I ingratitude. Supposing the fact to be, that promises of provision for herself and her family had been made, it could amount to nothing like a justification, or even to an excuse, for defaming the individual, by attri- buting to him a capital crime; and when the offendar was callcd up for judgment she expressed no sincere contrition for having violated the law. In passing sentence, and awarding the punishment, it was the duty of the Court not only to regard the immediate effect upon the future conduct of the offenders, but upon the people at large, who might be influenced by- bad example, or deterred by necessary infliction.— Taking all the circumstances into consideration, the sentence of the Court was, that. Mary Anne Clarke should be committed to tlie custody of the Marshal of the Marshalsea, for nine calendar months; and at the expiration of that time, that she find security for her good behaviour in two sureties of 2001. each. The sentence upon William Mitchel was, that he should be committed to the same custody for four calendar months. POSTSCRIPT. Extract of a let'tef from ail Officer of artillery, dated Williamstadt, Jan. 14.—" I arrived here this morning, at five o'clock, from head- quarters, which I left yesterday afternoon, at Eckeren, about four miles from Antwerp. We commenced the invest- taient of that city yesterday, and had a brush with the enemy at a village named Merxam, two lhiles from Antwerp, and succeeded in driving liith from it, after killing a Colohel and twenty men; the wounded and prisoners amounting tfl nearly as many more. The Prussian army was on our left. Gen. Bulow sent to Sir Thomas Graham, requesting him to keep possession of Merxam until his troops got tijj. On Tuesday they had a serious engagement with the enemy in the neighbourhood of West Wesel, and succeeded in driving the French back to West Waal; but following them too closely to a wood into which they had retreated, they experienced a very severe loss,— report nays 2000 hors < lc combat. A Prussian officer, however, whom I spoke to this morning, said, that before he left Breda, 900 wounded had arrived. Nevertheless, they esta- blished themselves at Lowenhoe. Their picket, I am sorry to say, was surprised in the night, and the French fyiUed two hundred, and took away two guns and200 horses. Major Fynrs and Lieut. Kersteman > eere with us yesterday and did srreat execution with their guns, which were engaged twu hours, and had enly one driver and one horse slightly wounded. The 25th, 33d, 78th, and light infantry were the only British regiments engaged. Colonel Macleod js lie only officer 1 have as yet heard of who re. served any hurt, and he was but slightly wounded. As 1 left them immediately on the termination of this aftiiir, it was impossible to ascertain our loss, perhaps twenty, certainly not more. The Halifax Papers afford official information of the capture of Fort George from the Americans on the 12th of December ; and they add reports of a disaster of a different kind, sustained by the enemy, which may be still more importaut in its result. It is asserted that the American squadrons, on the Lakes of Ontario and Erie, have both suffered most violent attacks from the fury of the elements, in con sequence of which five vessels on the former lake and ten on the fatter have been sunk or strauded, and two have gone down the falls of Niagara. The field of naval exertion, most important to our na- tional interests will thus be again opened to us with the fairest prospect of success. We understand that Government has most lauda- bly resolved that the proposed negociations with America shall not go forward so long as the Presi- dent of the United States persists in his imprison ment of our officers, on the monstrous plea of pro. tectiug British traitors from punishment. It appears by a General Order of Sir George Prevost's, that General Wilkinson has officially declared the Presi dent's resolution of adhering unalterably to the principle ( if principle it can be called) on which he acts in this case. Sir George's reply is spirited and just. He observes, that the American Government openly patronise and protects a crime of the most infamous description— a crime held in abhorrence, and devoted to capital punishment, by every civi- lized nation in Europe, and in a most especial manner by France, the ally, he might have said the Leader and great Exemplar of policy to the United States. If the President's resolution be unalterable, the American people, the reflecting and influential part of thein at least, are the, more imperiously called upon to review the grounds on which that resolution is formed. Is it formed on the general law of nations ? No; it is instituting a code for the sole purpose of strengthening herself, by encourag- ing treason among our natural defenders, affording shelter to the assassin from the laws which he has violated, and establishing a purifying, oblivious process by naturalization, destructive of not only allegiance, but every moral virtue. The rights of British subjects cannot be alienated from them ; and as the value of the perpetuity of these privileges, no time or power can absolve them from their allegiance. Whatever the horrors of war and the sacrifices it demands, we would contend while the power of resistance remains, ere we would abrogate that law, which ought to be secured by the first wish of every Briton's heart, that those who fight against their King, their country, their fa- thers, their brothers, shall not be spared by the arro- gance, madness, or folly of a Power, solicitous to swell its number, regardless of quality; but shall remain exposed to that ignominy their apostacy and treachery deserve. Two Lieutenants of the Navy, who had been im- prisoned in France for several years, have made their escape, and presented themselves at the Ad- miralty on Monday. We are credibly informed that a collection to the amount of 4001. was made at the Rev. R. Hill's chapel, on Sunday lust, for the relief of the suf- ferers in Germany. A writer in The Gmtfeman's Mapazive affirms, that he bad seen a cat attempt suicide, by throwing itself repeatedly head foremost from a high shelf on a stone floor, and that although it dirt not accomplish its end, it bruited itself so much that it was thought humane to drown it. C'OLCHESTEll, FEU. 19, 1814. TO CORRESPONDENTS. A Letter " Tgned S. D has been receiver), 011 the subject of Education, as practised at the National Schools. The Editor feels every wish to give publicity to any remarks on such an interesting- point; hut he believes the Writer has been misinformed relative to the innovation he fears. On Saturday the Court of Common Pleas directed the rule to be made absolute for a new I rial, in ( be cause Dougal v. Fiske and others, in which a verdict for 8801. had been given against the defendants, w ho were members of Mr. Harvey's London Committee, during the late contest for ( be election of a Member to represent this borough in Parliament. The grounds upen which the rule was granted are, that the former verdict was contrary to law, and to the directions of the Judge ( Sir J. Mansfield) who tried the cause. On Thursday se'nuight a very full meeting of- the inhabitants of Bishopsgate Ward, was held to elect a Common Councilman, in the room of Mr. Harvey, who having been qualified, again ottered himself, and was opposed by Mr. Hoare, when the show of hands appeared so universal in favour of Mr. Harvey, that the latter gentleman declined a contest, and Sir R. ( Glvnn declared Mr. Harvey duly elected. We are informed, that the 2d Regiment of Local Militia, of this county, will assemble at Chelsniford, and the 5th Regiment, at Romford, on Monday, the 21th inst. in order to ascertain the disposition of the officers and men of those regiments, as to an extension of service under the Act ot'tlic present Session of Par- liament, ch. 10. under which no Local Militia can ex- tend its services or be kept assembled for any longer period than 42 days, including the days of assembling and disembodying. (> n Saturday last, the Second Provisional 3at< alien marched into Chelmsford Old Barracks, from Dan- bury. The Hon. Mr. Dawson, brother to Lord Portarling- ton, js admitted of Christ College, Cambridge. The Rev. C. M. Mount, A. \ t. has been instituted to the Rectory of- Great Tev and Chapel, by the Lord Bishop of London, ori the presentation of Samuel Thornton, Esq. M. P. The University of Aberdeen has been pleased to confer the degree of L. L. D. on theltsv. John Morel!, of Walthamstow. The late Dr. Smith's two annual prizes for the best proficients in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy amongst the commencing Bachelors of Arts, are this year adjudged to Mr. Richard Gwatkin and Mr. Henry Wilkinson, of St. John's College, Cambridge, the first and seeond Wranglers. The following gentlemen w ere admitted to the un- dermentioned degrees, on Tuesday se'nuight:— Bachelor in Civil Law.— Henry Stephenson, Trinity Hall. Bachelors of Arts— Thomas Airey, of Trinity College. Alfred Parrin, of St. John's College— Francis Thacke- ray, of Pembroke Hall. The poor of the parish of Rayleigh were on Satur- day last relieved with coais and bread, arising from a subscription made by the inhabitants. The- poor of Harwich have been relieved by a dis- tribution of bread and coals by the Mayor and Cor- poration, and also by means of a donation from the Captains of the packets stationed there. On Thursday sennight a respectable meeting of the inhabitants of Bury, was held . at, the Guildhall, at which the Chief Magistrate presided; tbr'the purpose of- taking into consideration the distressed state of the poor, when it • jyifcs'jnnajiiniOnsly. resolved to enter into a subscription for their relief. ThiV Contributions, in. a few days, amounted to upwards of 27 4k James Oakcs, Esq".' hi addition to \ i liberal subscription, sig- nified his intention of giving away 40 pair of blankets to such as stood most in need thereof. About three years ago, a quantity of gold intended for exportation was seized on board a vessel at Har- wich, by Messrs. Loveday and Seggars, surveyors, and carried to the Cnstoin- housc, at that port. A deter- mination respecting the property has recently been made, aud an order has been received at Harwich, from Government, directing upwards of 15001. each to be paid to the abovenamed surveyors, aud 3171. each to ten boatmen engaged in the seizure. The late Mr. Williams, of Moor Park, Herts, is as certained to have died in possession of freehold and personal property to the amount of considerably above half a million sterling; the whole of which, with the exception of 50,0001. to his seeond son, and a suitable provision for his widow, during her life, is left by will to his eldest son, Member for Dorchester. In a hay- stack, which was taking down on Tuesday se'nnight, at Kingsland, Norfolk, was found a wren's nest with one egg. To ascertain the fact of its being recently built, the nest was left, and next day a second egg had been laid. A gang, four or five in number, made an attempt to rob the house of Mr. Torren, at Ashton Park, Herts, a few nights ago. They were discovered in the act of forcing the shutter, by the alarm of a Newfoundland dog howling up the stairs. Mr. Torren fired upon them, when the whole decamped, but one was after- wards taken in the pursuit. On Monday se'nnight a servant of Mr. Baker's, of Stutton- hall, shot in a wood near his master's house, a large sea eagle. The bird was seen to alight on a tim- ber oak, and was killed at the distance of about SO yards with large shot. His wings, when at full stretch, measured more than seven feet. Two of the same species had been observed hovering about for several days. Air. Blackburn, a respectable farmer, at Stock, in this county, having missed six fine sheep, after the strictest search gave them up for lost. On Monday se'nnight, however, on removing some snow which obstructed a gateway in one of the fields adjoining that in which the sheep had originally been, three of them were found, and in the course of the day the other three were discovered alive, and in good spirits, though very much reduced in flesh. They had been missing twelve days, and had completely de- voured all the herbage within their reach, even to the roots; from deficiency of food the very wool on their backs appeared also to have been eaten. Last Sunday se'nnight as Mr. and Mrs. Rush, of Maldon, were going to church, owing to the slippery state of the foot- path,' they both unfortunately fell, by which accident Mrs. Rush had her thigh broken; but we are liappy to hear she is in a fair way of doing well. On Wednesday, William Dopson, of Bradwell, an industrious man, with a wife and seven children, had the misfortune to lose his left hand by the bursting of a fowling- piece. A splinter of the barrel also lcftg- ing in his forehead, his recovery is very doubtful. The shop of Mr. Fairhead, butcher, of Kelvedpn, was on Saturday night last broken into, and a quarter of v eal stolen therefrom. On Sunday morning, the dairy of II. Blackbone, Esq. of Curd Hall, Coggeshall, was burglariously entered, and a large quantity of picklcd pork and some butter stolen. On Monday evening, a poor man far advanced in years, an inhabitant of Coggeshall, while in the act of rising from his chair, after eating his supper, dropped down and immediately expired. He had discovered no previous signs of illness, further than arose from the infirmities of age. An attempt to commit suicide occurred on Sunday- last at Coggeshall. Thomas Hews, a millwright, attended divine service in the afternoon at the parish church. After his sister and several other persons had quitted the pew in which lie was seated, he was ob- served by some children in the gallery deliberately taking off his neck handkerchief, and afterwards, with a knife which he drew from his pocket, cutting his throat. The aid of a surgeon being, however, imme- diately procured, he is in a fair way of recovery. We have not been informed of the cause which induced this criminal act of rashness. A melancholy accident lately occtired at Great Mel- ton, near Norwich:— As Mr. T. Betts was giving in- structions to- his men, who were felling a pollard tree, it fell before it was expected, killed his horse on the spot, and Mr. B. was so dreadfully bruised that he sur- vived but a few hours. His uncle, father, and grand- father, all lost their lives by accidental causes. The public- house called lhe Bell, at Aldersford, near Norwich, was a few days ago destroyed by fire. SUDDEN DEATH.— Mr. John Till, sen. of Harwich, shipwright, went to bed, in apparent good health, on Wednesday night, and was found dead the next morn- ing.— He had attained the age of seventv- five, and had been many years foreman iu the Navy Yard at that port, which situation he had filled respectably. MARRIED. On MtmdaV last, Mr. S. Smith, of Coggeshall, to Miss Overall, of the same place. On Tuesday last, Mr. Daniell, surgeon, of Nayland, to j Miss Stammers, youngest daughter of Mr. Stammers, of the same place, miller. On Tuesday last, Charles Kent, of Fulhum, Mid- dlesex to Miss Parmetcr, daughter of Mr. Parmeter, of Burgh, Norfolk. On Sunday last, Mr. William Spcncer, to Miss Janego, both of Bury. A few day's eincc; at Chelmsford, Sir. Taylor, to Miss Letty Lazell, of Felsted, . 1 hursd- jy se'nnight Mr. Godbold, of St. Clements, in. Ipswich, to Mrs. Shatforth. dieB, On Wednesday last, at licr house in Botolph- street, in this town, Mrs. Hawes, widow of the late Mr. Henry Hawes, of West Mersea. On Monday last, at Mr C.. Parker's, of St. T* onard'm in this town, Mrs Charlotte Holdich, in her Tflth year of her acre, relict of Mr Jeffrey Holdich, many years surgeon at Hgrnchurch, in this county. On Wednesday last, Mrs Draper, wife of Mr. Draper, coachmaker, of the Hvthe, in this town. On Sunday last, much respected, in the 70th year of his age, Thomas Garnham, Gent, of Felsham- Hall.' in Suffolk. On Tuesday last, at an advanced age, Mr. Ezekiel Wood, of Great Coggeshall. On Sunday morning, Mr William Jacobs, of Portland- street, London, and of Havering, in this county, iu the 73d } earnf his age. On Monday last, in the 87th year of her age, Mrs Nicholsou, widow of Mr. J. Nicholson, formerly a well- known bookseller in Cambridge. On Thursday se'nnight, aged 75, Mr. Nathaniel Hay- ward, many years an opulent Auctioneer, at Romford. Lately, aged 66, Mrs. Last, and on Sunday last, aged 77. her husband, Mr. Robert I. ast, of Thurston. Yesterday se'nuight after a very short illness. Mrs. Fiske, wife of the Rev. Robert Fiske, Rector of Fulbourn, in Cambridgeshire. QnSunday last, suddenly, Mr- Ambrose Mumford, sen. of Moulsham, HI the 68th year of his age. On Monday se'nnight, at Braintree, aged 40 years, Mr. Archibald Campbell, hair- dresser. Sunday last, Joseph Aldridge, Esq. of Great Baddow. PRICE OF BREAD IN THIS TOWN. Quartern Loaf .„.. •> 0 lid. PRICE OF COALS,— Colchester., ,56s. to 00s. FIFTY POUNDS REWARD HIGHWAY ROBBERY,;. . Attended with, atrocious VircuimtdHecs. the WHEREAS, on Wednesday last, the 2d inst. as ESTHER COPSEY, a Servant of Mr. Tylney, a respectable Farmer in the Parish of Writtle, was going from her master's house to the town of Chelmsford, be- tween twelve and one o'clock iu the day. she was stopped iu the King's Highway, about half a mile from the tow n, by three soldiers, dressed iu their uniforms; who fir> t asked her if she had any money in her pockets On being answered in the negative, one of them examined her. and demanded where she canie from; uud one' man drew his bayonet, and holding the point of it to her, swore he would murder her if she aid not comply with him They then took from out of her basket a blue cotton handkerchief, with lis. ill silver tied up iu the corner of it; and another parcel, containing a gown. They then asked her to go into the field with them; and on her refusing to comply, one of them struck her a. violent blow on the head, threw her down, and two men out of the three, by great force, violated her person. After suffering her to go, she at- tempted to return to her master's house, but they pre- vented her-, and swore, if she told any one of it, they would murder her. She. then bent her course towards Chelms- ford, Happening once to look back, one of the men ran a short way after her, which so terribly alarmed her, that she had not resolution to stop when she c; une to the houses at the extremity of the town; and so unfortunately gave the villains au opportunity to make their escape. * They had the dialect of Irishmen. The parcel with the gown was afterwards found in a lane near the spot; but the hand kerchief and money thev took away with them. A Reward of FIFTY POUNDS will be paid to any Person who may be the means of the Offenders being ap- prehended and brought to conviction.' on application to the Churchwardens and Overseers of Writtle aforesaid. *** Any Communication relative to the above trans- action, may be made to Mr Archer, Clerk to the Magis- trates, Chelmsford IVriitlc, Feb. 9,1814 TO BE SOl. D BY AUCTION, BV W LINTON. On Friday, February 18, under an Assignment for Benefit of the Creditors, ^ HE neat HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and other Effects of Mr. Henry Game, No 1. Brett's Buildings, opposita the White Lion, Magdalen Street, " lolchester. Sale to begin at Ten o'clock.— Catalogue* to be fc* d ol the Auctioneer. SHIP NEWS. HARWICH, Feb. 11. On Satnrdav sailed the Lord Nelson Packet, Captain Deane. to Holland, with mails and passengers. On Wednesday arrived the Lady Frances, Capt Rutter, . from Heligoland, by which we learn that Hamburgh had not fallen, but the Danes were Joining the Swedes to attack it; that the French had burnt down a whole street to allow their artillery to pass, and had also burnt some houses at Altona. Same day arrived the King George, Captain King, from Heligoland. The Lady Napean Packet, Capt. I. iveing is still frozen up at Cuxhaven, as is also the Henry Freeling, Captain Mason, at Wargo. Wednesday sailed the Beanfoy, Capt. Norris, to Gotteu- burgh, with mails, & c.; and on Thursday the Thetes, extra boat, Howlett, to Holland, and the Auckland, Capt. Lyne, for Heligoland. The Travellers, Cooper, and the Nancy, Long, laden with com, sailed for the port of London on Monday ; as did the William, Soder, and the Friendship, Bell, with a like cargo, on Wednesday. MALDON, Feb. 11. ARRIVFO— Prosperous, Warren, London, gen. goods; Unity, Ridney ; Grace, Patmore ; Henry and Elizabeth, Lamberth, ditto, in ballast; Maltster, Lawrence, Roches- ter, ditto ; Ann, Snow, London, ditto. SAILED.— Neptune, Sibley ; Martha, Clark ; Robert, Grout, London, flour; Sally, Smi'h, ditto, corn; Maria, Warren, ditto, flour; Betsey, Peachey, ditto, corn; Mal- don. Parke, N ewcastle, in ballast; Good Intent, Menipress, Loudon, corn; Unity, Pudney, ditto, flour and corn; Grace, Patmore, ditto, flour; Prosperous, Warren, ditto, flour and live hogs ; Henry and Elizabeth, Lamberth, ditto, malt; Violet, Pool, ditto, rtotiw and corn ; Jongc Johanna, Kuper, Scheveliug, oysters. YARMOUTH, Feb. 11. ARRIVED.— Susanna, Miles; Constant Trader, Plowman; Hannah, Butcher; Isabella, Fulcker; Ceres, Pull, Lon- don, goods; Sportsman, Owen, Hull, goods; Agenoria, Turrell, ditto, deals ; and eleven laden colliers. SAILED.— Mayflower, Curtis; Sea Dog, Morley, Lon- don, flour; Tutin, Clease, Newcastle, corn; Hagard, John- son ; Pilot, Anderson ; Damsel, Bulls; Fly, Spicer, Leith, corn; Lapwiug, Farret, Newcastle, corn; Hull Merchant, Elgate ; John Bull, Pye; Vigilant, Ives; Telegraph, Mansfield, Hull, goods; Liberty, Meal, Dublin, malt; Primrose, Swan, Orford, vegetables ; Orange Boven, Cu- bitt, Rotterdam, goods; Friends, Teasdel; Tan Trade, Steward; Union, Taylor; Dolphin, Jervell, London, corn and goods; and fourteen light colliers. COMMISSION WAREHOUSE, 140, High- Street, Colehestcr, f opposite the Itcd Lion Inn J LADIES and Gentlemen are respectfully in- formed that there is constantly for Sale at the above Warehouse, a variety of London made Strong SHOES, full 20 per cent under the usual prices, ( for ready money only) warranted in every respect equal to bespoke; in proof of which, any Shoes bought as above, which do not wear to the satisfaction of the purchaser, will be repaired free of expence. %* Variety of Dress Shoes, Kerseymere and Leather Gaiters. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. HENRY GAME, of Colchester, in the county of Essex, Miller, having assigned over nil his Estate and Effects, for the Benefit of his Creditors, Notice is hereby giveu, that the Deed of Assignment is kept for their signature, at the Office of Mr. A. K. Glover, Solicitor. Crouch- street, Colchester. The Creditors of the said Henry Game are hereby requested to send in their respective accounts, and exe cute the said Deed of Assignment, or they will be ex eluded the benefit arising from a sale of the property; aud all Persons indebted to the said Henry Game, arc hereby required immediately to pay the amount of their respective Debts to Mr. Thomas Jolly, of Colchester, aforesaid Baker, the Trustee, or proceedings at law will be com menced for the recovery of the same. Feb. 12, 1814. TO SADLERS AND HARNESS MAKERS. T. r Tn Wheelwrights, Brokers, and others. , TO BE I, OLD BY AUCTION, BY HAWES AND FENTON, On the Premises, ou Fridav, Feb 1R, 181- 1, VI. LtheKTOCK IN TRADE, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, and other Effects, of Mr Johu Ames, Wheelwright, Grinstead, Colchester, decawd, for the Benefit of his Creditors; comprising elm and ash planks, timher, naves, fellies, spokes, light cart wheels, slabs, boards, Sec See Also tent and elliptic bedsteads, with cotton furnitures; featlier- beds and bed- ding, mahogany bureau, ditto dining and other tables, chairs, and drawers; copper boilers and saucepans, with many other articles, as wi'l appear in catalogues, to be had of the Auctioneers, Calchester Sale to begin at Ten o'Clock. THE MARKETS. MARK LANE, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7. The navigation of the River still continuing to be considerably obstructed by large masses of ice,- sales have by no means been numerous, and for those fleeted the prices must be considered as merely nomi- nal. Flour continues at 75s. per sack. WEDNESDAY, Fen. 9.— Wheat is in good suppiy to- day; the market was but thinly attended, and the few sales effected w ere chiefly at Monday's prices.-— Pease and Beans of both kinds are from Is. to 2s. per quar- ter lower each.— Barley also Is. per quarter cheaper. FRIDAY, Feb. 11.— From the disappearance of the frost, our river is a^ ain become open, out Coffj Market is consequently abundantly supplied, Wheat sells heavily at a decline of 2s. to 4s. per quarter since Monday ; other articles likewise meet with a dull sale aud scarcely support their prices. FALKNER AND BONTON. PER QUARTER. ll'ednesdai/, Feb. 9. Monday, Feb."!. Wheat, mealingRed, 52 a 66 Fine 72 a — White 57 a 76 Fine 78 a — Foreign Red 4( i a 72 Dantzie TO a !! 6 Black 56 a 04 Rivets 56 a 64 Rye 36 a 42 White Pease 56 a 60 62 a 70 40 a 46 40 it 44 — a — 36 a 42 46 a 50 — a — a — TO BE DISPOSED OF IMMEDIATELY, " UIE STOCK IN TRADE, and other Effects of Mr. R. Nicholson, Sadler, Thorpe, Essex. For particulars inquire of Mr. W. Nicholson, Great Clactou, or of Mr. J. C. Eisdell, Colchester, his Assignees. Persons having any claim on the effects of Mr. R. . Nicholson, are requested to deliver their accounts as above : and those indebted, to pay the same to Mr. W. Nicholson or at the shop of Mr. R. Nicholson, Thorpe, where there is a person authorised to receive the same. Materials of the Ship Euphemia, Vice- Admiralty Ware- house, Wivenhoe. Boilers Grey Pease Horse Beans, new, Fine Old Tick Beans, new .. Fine Old Broad Beans Superfine Long Pods — a — Barley 28 a 31 Superfine 34 a 42 Oats, long feed 12 a 21 Short 28a — Polaud & Brew. 29 a 32 Malt 70 a 76 Tares, 9s. a 10s 6d. p. bushel. Wheat, mealing Red, 52 a 66 Fine 70 a — ... 57 a 72 .... — a sm White Fine Foreign Red . Dantzie Black Rivets Rye .... 54 a 64 56 a 66 33 a 44 White Pease 56 a 60 Boilers 62 a TO Grey Pease.' 40 a 4ti Horse Beans, new, 42 a 44 Fine Old — a — Tick Beans, new ... 33 a 41 Fine Old 48 a — Broad Beaus — a — Superfine.... » — a — Long Pods — a — Barley 29 a 41 Superfine 40 a : s8 Oats, long feed 10 a - 24 Short 21 a 2 « Poland & Brew . 27 a 3- 2 Malt 72 a K(> Tares, 8s. 8d. a lis. p. bushel Turnip, White, p. bl. 12 a 14 Red & Green ditto 16 a 22 Mustard, brown ... 14 a 17 white 11 a 14 T TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY W. LINTON. On Tuesday, February 15, 1814, at the Vice- Admiralty Warehouse, near the Ferry, at Wivenhoe, for the Benefit of the Owners, Underwriters, and Salvers, ^ HE very Valuable MATERIALS of the EUPHEM1A Transport, lately wrecked ou the Sunk Sand; comprising 100 fathom of 12 and 13- inch ca- ble; 65 fathom of 6^- inch hawser, with sails, good as new; rigging, yards, brass 3- pound gun, old copper, & c. & c. These Materials of the Euphemia, deserve the attention of Ship Owners, as the greater part are new and service- able. Sale to begin at Eleven o'clock. * « * Further particulars maybe had of Mr. D. O. Blyth, Essex Vice- Admiralty Ofhce; at the Hythe, Colchester; of Messrs. Hesseltine and Billingsley, Ship Agents, Har- wich; or of the Auctioneer. IPSWICH, Feb. 11. ARRIVED.— Unity, Watlin; Pilot, Adey; Frances, Jack- son; Providence, Hall, Newcastle, coals; John's, Mar- sham, London, goods; Indefatigable, Scrivener, Oporto, wines. SAILED.— George, Barber, Plymouth, corn; Expedition, PUiliips ; William and Henry, Deward; Foxhuuter, Edwards, London, corn -, Resolution, Norrington, South- ampton, ditto; Hopewell, Harris, London, ditto ; Friends, Rogers, l-' aversham, ditto; Casar, Smith; Friends of | Eliza, Castor, London, corn ; Orwell, Clarke, Hull, wool, He.; Neptune, Martin ; Daisey, Rusher, London, com ; Generous Friends, Smith; Lord Nelson, Mallet; Prince of Wales, Askew, Harwich, deals. Sundry ships bound to the North in ballast. MONEY, HARWICH. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY EDMUND JERMYN, On Monday February 28, 1814, at the Three Cups Inn, Harwich, for the Benefit of the Underwriters, THE Sloop ANNETTE MARIANNE, of Koningsberg, J. C. Gronlioff, Master, burthen 46 Tons; with her masts, yards, staudingand running rig- ging,^. The above sloop is Prussian clinch- built, not free, about seven years old, and will be put up liable to the duties of customs, which are to be paid by purchasers. The vessel may be viewed, and further particulars had on application to Heseltine aud Biilingsley, Harwich. WANTED, THE several SUMS of £ 2,000 and £ 1,600, on eligible Security.— For particulars apply to Mr F. H. Newell, Solicitor, 46, High- street, Colchester. TO GARDENERS AND OTHERS. Sheriffs appointed by liis Royal Highness the Prince Regent in Council, for the undermentioned Counties: Essex.— Robert Wilson, of Woodhouse, Esq. Suffolk.— Edward Hollond, of Benhall, Esq. Cambridgeshire aud Huntingdonshire.— Jonathan Page, of Ely, Esq. Hertfordshire.— Nich. Seager Parry, of Hadham- End, I Esq. Norfolk.— Henry Hoste Henley, ol Sandringham, Esq. Kent.— James Wildman, of Chilham Castle, Esq. LENT ASSIZES. HOME CIRCUIT. Before the Chief Baron, and Mr. Baron Thompson. Hertfordshire— March 3, at Hertford. Essex— March 7, at Chelmsford. Kent.— March 14, at Maidstone. . SVw. r.^- Mqrrh 21, st Horsham. Surrey.— March 24, at King? ton- tipon- Tliames. TO BE LET, By Tender, for a Term of Ye « rs, AVery ' Profitable PIECE of GARDEN GROUND, called the Vineyard, in Black Boy Lane, Colchester. It consists of about Half au Acre of rich soil, fully planted with wall fruit- trees, vines, and standards, all in full bearing; a Well of good water, and a Shed upon the premises. Immediate possession may be had. * » * Offers may be made to Mr. W. Jackson, Auctioneer. Colchester, Feb. 10,1814. HARWICH AND LONDON NEW POST COACH, THE PATRIOT. AREPORT having been industriously cir- culated, ( with an intent too obvious to need men- tioning,! that our Harwich Coach, known by the name of THE PATRIOT, is discontinued, we beg leave to inform the Friends of this Concern aud the Public, that it is not declined, but continues to leave the Spread- Eagle, Har- wich, and Bull Inn, Aldgate, London, daily. ANN NELSON and SON, ) JOHN GODFREY, Proprietors. WILLIAM BACON, > * The Fare by this Coach is much cheaper than by any other Coach from Harwich. BURGLAR) f AND ROBBERY. THIRTY GUINEAS REWARD. WHEREAS some Person or Persons, did late on Saturday Night the 5th, or early on Sunday Morning the 6th of February, 1814, break into the Dwel- ling- house of Mr. Henry Blackbone, called Curd- Hall, in Little Coggeshall, Essex, by means of making a hole through the wall of the dairy, and stole theroout a consi- derable qnautity of Picklcd Pork, some of which was ready cooked, and about two lbs. of Fresh Butter, and got off undiscovered. If any Person will give such information of the Offen- der or Offenders, as will lead to a conviction, they shall receive the above Reward; or, if more than one Per- son was concerned in the Robbery, if either of them will give evidence against his Accomplice or Accomplices, by means of which he or they shall be fully convicted of the offence, he also shall receive the like reward and a free pardon, bv applying to the said Heurv Blackbone. Lillle Coggeshall, Feb. 7,1814. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At the Custom- IIonse, Harwich, on Tuesday, the 22d inst ( the Sale to commence at Ten o'clock iu the Forenoon,) FOREIGN unbound Books. 41 Rows of Amber Beads. 24 Pieces of cut Amber. 1 Foreign Gold Toothpick Case. 2 Foreign Gold Pins. 18j Y'ards of Foreign White Thread Lace. 1 Black Silk Lace Veil. 1 Barrel of Tar. 54 Deals. 30 Battens. 5 Paling Boards. 12 Pieces of Fir Timber, quantity 43 feet. 1 Foreign Shawl. 6 Ditto Ridicules. 54 Dozen Red Leather Pocket Books. 3 Parasols. 1 Lady's Cap. 12 Hats. 8 Superfine Cloth Coats. 1 Waistcoat. 1 Pair of Pantaloons. 2 Pair of Shoes. 2 Pair of Boots. 56 Yards of Cotton. 34| Ditto striped Cotton. 5 Ditto Blue and Brown Cloths. 1 Dozen Silver Pencil Cases. 1 Gilt Clasp. 5 Razors. 5 Ditto Blades. 1 Row of Mock Pearl Beads. 1 Head Ornament. 4 l> ozon Lead Pencils. 1 Paper of Slate Pencils. 36 Knives. 2 Cases of Ditto. 10 Pair of Cotton Hoes. 43 Pair of Worsted Ditto. 67 Yards of Cotton Lace. 96 Worsted Comforts. 1 Pound of Sewing Cotton. 130 Cotton Shawls. 400 Ditto Handkerchiefs. 37 Dozen Muslin ditto. 3 Flannel Jackets. FOR EXPORTATION. 875 Yards of Italian Crape. 17 Ditto Chinese ditto. 25 Ditto Foreign Silk. 4 Pieces ditto Ribbon. 1 Foreign Silk Shawl. 98 Ditto Handkerchiefs, 1011 Yards ditto. 59 Pair of Foreign Leather Gloves N. B. The Goods must be taken awav within Ten Days after the Sale, or the deposit money ( one third part of the value of each lotl will be forfeited. No Notes will be taken but those ofths Bank of England, or of Messrs. Bridges, Cox; and Co. PRICE OF SEEDS, & c Canary, per quarter 105a 110 Rape Seed, per last 34/ a42/ Lins:* ed — a — R. K. Clover, red, p. cwt. 6Sa 100 white 92 a 130 Foreign, red 63 a Rve Grass. Trefoil..,,.. Carraway . Coriander ... 25 a 40 .. 40 a 56 ... 20 a - 27 PRICE OF FLOUR. S. S. S: S. Fine English Flour 70 a 75 Second ditto S3 a 70 PRICE OF HOPS IN THE BOROUGH New Bags. Kent 6 Sussex 6 Essex 8 s.— s. 6 to 9 9 0 to H 8 0 to 11 10 NewPockets Kent Sussex .... Fariiham.. £. s.— £. s 7 O to 12 li .7 0 to 10 O 10 0 to 16 10 PRICE OF HAY Smithfield. £. s.— £. s. Hay 4 4 to 5 5 Clover 5 0 to 6 6 Straw 1 16 to 2 0 St. James. Hav 3 0 to 5 0 AND STRAW. £. s.— £. s. Straw 1 10 to 1 12 Whitechapel. Hay.. 4 4 to 5 O Clover 6 Cto7 0 Straw 1 12 to 1 1G PRICE OF MEAT AT SMITHFIELD, Exclusive of the Offal, which consists of Head, Entrails, & Hide, and is worthabout Id. per lb — Per Stone of 81b. Monday, Feb. 7. Beef. Mutton .. Veal Pork Lamb d.— s. 4 to 8 6 to S 0 to 8 0 to 8 0 to 0 Friday, Feb. 11. 8. Beef 6 Mutton 6 Veal 7 Pork 7 Lamb 0 d.— s. 4 to 7 6 to 8 0 to 8 0 to 8 0 to 0 Head of Cattle at Smithfield. MONDAY, Feb. 7 Beasts 1.670 Sheep... 8,200 Pigs 240 Calves... 70 FRIDAY, Feb. 11 Beasts 755 Sheep ... 3,100 Pigs 300 Calves .. 100 NEWGATE AND LEADENHALL. Per Stone of 81b. by the Carcase. Beef ,... 4 Mutton 4 d. — a. 4 to 6 8 to 6 Veal Pork I to ' * 0 to 8 Whitechapel Market... 6 St. James's Market 6 Clare Market 0 PRICE OP TALLOW IN LONJJOA, lcO. lt. lt> 14. d. s d. 0 Town Tallow p. cwt. 110 0 4 Russia ditto Candle 110 0 0 White ditto 105 0 Soap ditto 105 ( « 12 10 Melted stuff'. 88 90 l> Rough ditto. 69 64 0 Average 6 5 Greaves ,.-... 28 0 Good Dregs 12 O Curd Soap 128 0 Mottled 124 O Yellow ditto 112 0 TALLOW CHANDLERS' HALL. Price of Candles— Moulds 16s. fld. per dozen. Stores .. 15s. 6d. per ditto. AVERAGE PRICE OF BROWN SUGAR. l£. 9s. 2Jd. per cwt. Exclusive of the Duties of Customs paid or payable thereon on Importation thereofinto Great Britain. CURRENT PRICES OF SPIRITS AND W INES. SPIRITS, per Gallon, Excl. of Duty. £. s. £. Brandy Cognac 7 0 a 7 Bordeaux 5 0 a 5 Spanish a 0 a 0 Geneva Holland 0 0 a 0 Rum, Jamaica 6 3 a 7 L. Islands 4 10 a 5 WINE, Dealers' Price. Claret, per H 93 a 108 Lisbon, per P 117 a 122 Port 118 a 123 Madeira 85 a 93 Sherry, per Bt...... 103 a 115 PRICES OF SUGAR, COFEE, COCOA, & GINGER. SUGAR. s. s. Powder Loaves... 178 a 188 Single do. Br 175 a 176 Middling 177 a 178 Molasses 73s. a 75s. Od. COFFEE. Dominica and Surinam. Fine 135 a 142 Good 126 a 134 Ordinary 110 a 115 Jamaica, fine 130 a 138 Good 122 a 128 Ordinary 10S a 116 Triage 80 a 105 Mocha 175 a 195 Bourbon 135 a 150 St. Domingo 118 a 122 Java lift a 125 COCOA. Trinidad...,, 135 a 180 Carrascas 145 a 170 Maranham., 95 a 100 GINGER. Jamaica white 140 a 190 black 110 a — Barbadoes 160 a — PRICE OF LEATHER AT LEADENHALL Butts, to 56! hs. each 22i to 25 Ditto, to 06lbs. each 25 to 26 Merchants' Back ... 21 \ to 23 Dressing Hides 23 to 24 Fine Coach Hides... 25 to 26 Crop Hides, 35to401bs. for cutting 22 to 23 Crop H ides to50lbs. 23 to 25 Calfskins to lOlbs. 38to42 Ditto to 701 bs. 38 to 42 Ditto toSOlbs. 33 to 38 Small Seals( Creend.) 33to3< 5 Large do. p. doz. 120s tol60* Tanned H. Hides 22 to25 PRICE OF STOCKS. ONE O'CLOCK, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11. Bank Stock 203 5 3 per Cent. Red 68jP' 3 j 3 per Cent Con. 68J 9J } j Omnium 23 fw { Exchequer Bills 3 tj pr 4 per Cent. 84$ 6J 5 per Cent. Navv 97' 83 i Long Ann. 16£ i7J 17 Consols for Feb 69 70J 70 South Stu # 853 ORIGINAL POETRY, THE CAPTIVE, Ah '• woe is me ! one darksome day Is all my bosom knows; No more the sun's transcendent ray lis genial warmth bestows i fCo more the Spring's commencing birth, Which renovate** the seen*, Which warms from Winter's chill the earth, And paints with Flowers the green: Which wakes the little feaflier'd throng ' l'o life, to love, and glee ; And fills the happy air with song, In Nature's melody. No more for me such pleasures flow, No wore such hopes combine; No more for me such raptures glow, But wretchedness is mine. No more responds the feeling heart, No more the pitying eye; TCe friend to take of ill a part, And echo sigh fcr sigh. Here, as the heavy portal moves To " lose me from the light, Sever'd from all the soul most lovee From friendship, freedom, right- All, all Is void,— alive,- yet dead; For life in fcimply breath;— The roisoflte sepulchre my bod, And consciousness, with death. BONAPARTE'S PROPOSED SPAIN. TREATY WITH ORIGINAL LETTER FROM THE PRINCE REGENT OF PORTUGAL TO LORD WELLINGTON. The attempts of Bonaparte to seduce his captive King, Ferdinand VII to negotiate away- the inde- pendence of Spain, liave as yet been mentioned only in general terms: the particulars, therefore, of thks transaction, as they have transpired by the last arrivals from Spain, deserve especial notice, as tending to elucidate,; on the one hand, the deep- laid artifices of the French Ruler, and, 011 the other, the clear and open eondwt of the existing Spanish Go- vernment towards iys Allies. The Duke of San Carlos was the bearer of the mock treaty to Madrid; and all his proceedings in the Spanish capital were, faithfully reported to the Ministers of the Allied Courts now in Spain, with a view to their general promulgation. The Duke ar- rived at Araujuez oil the night of the 4th January, and having been presented to the Regency, delivered a letter from their captive Sovereign, dated Valency, wherein, after King Ferdinand had announced his own good health, together with that of his Uncle and Brother, his Majesty was made to express the satisfaction which he felt with the sacrifices of the nation for his person, and its exertions in his behalf. He is farther made to praise the persevering spirit of the English, and the admirable conduct of Lord Wellington, together with that of the Spanish Ge- nerals, and the Allies. After this preamble, Ferdi- nand is directed to say, that he has been sponta- neously invited by the Emperor Napoleon, through the Imperial Ambassador, Count Laforet, to con- clude a treaty of peace with France, the basis of which shall be the liberation of the captive Mo- narch's person, and the integrity of his dominions, without any clause derogatory to the independence, honour, or interests of Spain. For this purpose the Duke of San Carlos was authorised to treat with Laforet, and a treaty of peace had been formed, which was now transmitted to the Regency for their ratification. The course adopted by this Body was prompt and decisive. They declared, without a moment's discussion of the treaty, iu conformity with a Decree of the Cortes, of January 1, 1811, as well as with their existing obligations to Great Britain, that they could entertain 110 proposition for nrgociating with Bonaparte for the suspension of amis, or for any compos lion or compromise what- soever, as long as their King is a prisoner, or ex- cept in conjunction with their allies. To this effect the Regency returned a letter by the Duke of San Carlos to King Ferdinand, inclosing also the above Decree; and further explaining to his Majesty, the impossibility of ratifying such a treaty, which is null and void in all its pa its. The Regency declare they conceive it their duty, 111 full confidence of the rectitude of their prin- ciples, to make a statement to the Allies of the whole transaction. They farther intimate their natural conviction, that this overture, so contrary to all the preceding declarations of Bonaparte, had been imposed upon him only by the necessity of his a flairs, in which they see an additional reason, and feel a new stimulus, for devoting themselves to the support of the war: hoping also that Great Britain will be animated by a similar conviction of the ne- cessity of continuing her exertitjnc, till the tyrant w ho governs France shall be no longer capable of disturbing Europe, which has been so many years the victim of his ambition. Nothing can be more proper or magnanimous than these sentiments. Upon the treaty itself, which is a mere non- entity, it is not necessary to say much: we shall, however, subjoin an abstract of its con- tents. It is dated Valency, Dec. 11, 1813, and is com- prised in fifteen articles. Some of them, as to the independence of Spain, and the restitution of Fer- dinand, are of the tenour before specified.— The places occupied by the French are to be restored in their present state.— Ferdinand engages to maintain the integrity of Spain in all her possessions, par- ticularly in those of Port Mahon and Ceuta.— A military convention is to be concluded, whereby the English and French troops are to evacuate the Pe- ninsula at the same time.— Bonaparte and Ferdinand agree to maintain the maritime rights of Europe as settled by the Treaty of Utrecht, and existing in 1702.— All the Spaniards of every denomination are to be restored.— Ferdinand to pay his father and mother 30 millions of rials annually, and, at the death of the father, two millions of franks to be continued to the . mother.— A treaty of commerce between France and. Spain, similar to that which existed before 1792, to be concluded. " Friend Lord Wellington, Marshal of my Armies, and Commander- in- Chief of the Combined Forces. — I, the Prince Regent, send you greeting, as to one whom 1 esteem:— I hold in due consideration the illustrious and sublime qualities which adorn your person, and am confident that to your valour, talents, and extensive knowledge in the art of war, as well as to the good order with which you have di- rected the different attacks against the common enemy, in the most important cause of the defence of my kingdoms, we are indebted for the glorious triumphs gained over the French in the brilliant battle of Rolela and Vimiera, and the signal vic- tories which the brave Portuguese soldiers, my faithful subjects, assisted by the gallant British troops, whom they endeavoured to. imitate, glori- ously obtained, near the Douro, on the memorable day of the 27th September of the last year, in the action near the Serva do Buzaco, where they cou- rageously repulsed the army under the command of General Massena, with a considerable loss in killed and wounded, and thus totally frustrating the ene- my's attempt to gain possession of an advantageous position occupied by the Combined Armies on the heights of the aforesaid hills, resulting from your judicious movements and dispositions, whereby my troops covered themselves with glory. Having ren- dered yourself Reserving, by all these important ser- vices and praise- worthy actions, of my giving you a testimony of my gratitude, and of the high re- gard and esteem which 1 bear to your person, I am pleased to grant unto you the favour, besides others, of decorating you with the dignity of Honorary Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword; granting aiscr unto you the further favour of a Cotn- mandery, consisting of four square leagues of land, which, through the esteem you have merited from me, aud by special favour, shall bear the nature of Sesmaria, which shall be marked out in due time, and remain separated from the Order. And iu or- der that you may hold it thus fully understood, and be enabled to use the insignias and device thereby appertaining to you, I send you these presents— and may the Lord keep you under his holy guard! Written in the Palace of- Rio de Janeiro, the six- teenth day of - dred and eleven five dots, in the form of a Gross.— For Lord WELLINGTON— r. ' '•* .. , " Agreeing with the original in my possession. ( Duly sealed) " FRANCISCO SODRE, Secretary to the Marshal G. C. " Head- quartcrs o f Freinda, 4 Dec 1811.' RIOT AND MURDER IN ST. GILES'S. On Thursday se'nnight an Inquest was held at the Middlesex Hospital* on the body of Edmund White, who was murdered on Sunday night, in St. Giles's. This White was the man who lodged in the same house With James Lcary, Patrick M'Carty stated, that he lived in St. Giles's, and was a bricklayer's labourer; he knew the de- ceased, who was also a labourer; he was about 40 years of age, and a man of a quiet and peaceable dis- position. On Sunday evening,' about eight o'clock, witness was in a public- house, in St. Giles's -, and In consequence of a riot in Bainbridge- street, be Wentto see what it w as; and 011 going forward, he saw the deceased lying in the kennel, and a great many men beating him with sticks. Among them were " Michael Regan, Patrick Regan, and Cornelius Callaghan, all labourers. Michael Regan struck the deceased a blow w ith a sword which he had in his hand; Patrick Regan also struck the deceased as he lay stretched out, with a stick, aud also gave hint a violent kick in some part ofthe body. Cailaghan also struck the deceased a blow with a piece of wood he had in his band. William Pretty, house- surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital, stated, that the deceased was brought to the hospital about half past nine o'clock 011 Sunday evening, with a severe injury 011 the head; he died 011 Tuesday morning, and from a particular examination of the head, both at the time he was brought to the hospital and since his death,.. witness was firmly of opinion that he died in consequence of the injury which he received in his head; there was a fracture of the scull) accompanied w ith a depression of bone, a laceration of the membrane of the brain, and the brain itself much injured. Margaret Donaghue deposed, that the riot took place in a pot- house, in Bainbridge- street, where the deceased had been to pay his landlord some rent, and that she saw Michael Regan strike him with a sword. Patrick Regan, Cornelius Callaghan, and Patrick Gallaughcr, each struck him with sticks, and several others struck him, whose names witness did not re- collect; but she should know them again, as she had frequently seen them engaged in quarrels before. - Eleanor Harrington stated, that on Sunday evening she was in the Hare and Hounds public- house, in Buckeridge- street, and saw the deceased there. She asked him what brought him up from Saffron- hill at so late an hour ? He wis paying for a pot of beer, and had a purse in his hand with some money m it. He answered, that he came to pay his landlord, Martin Hearn, li^ i rent. The deceased then asked w itness to wan. ui my uc ueircuu, tuc six- i ^^ \ vith.- Iiim to partake of a pot of beer; witness de- May one thousand eight . ® 6im- to g0 before, and that she would follow en.—-( Signed) PRINCIPE, with sllortiy. he < vcnt ou(- for that, purpose, and witness were beating the deceased. Gallogher begged for , God s sake that lie would assist in protecting the de- ceased, aud took anactive part in rescuing him from lift assailants. He positively stated that Gallauther did not strike the deceased oue blow. The prisoners were then fully committed for trial. -, THIRTY- FOURTH BULLETIN PRINCE. OF THE CROWN Head- quarters, at Kiel, Jan. 17,1814 The peace of Denmark with Sweden and Eng- and was signed 011 the 14th of January. On Sun- day, the 16th, there was a grand parade, a solemn Te Deum was ehaunted by way of thanksgiving, and numerous salutes of artillery were fired. The treaty has been sent to his Majesty the King of Denmark, and the ratification is expected by Wed- nesday next. The whole army is putting itself in march for the Rhine. There is no longer any rivalship among the nations of the North: they have acknowledged that they have the same in terests. United for the noblest object, they will oinbat together for the liberty of the Continent, the independence of sovereigns and of nations. The nations of the North do not look upon the French as enemies; they recognise no other enemy but hiin who has done every thing to prevent their union; him who, it cannot be too often repeated, has wished to enslave all nations, and to ravish from all their country. A SERIOUS CHALLENGE. The following serious challenge was sent by one friend at Paris to another :— It is an admirable bur- lesque on the principle of high honour in duelling. " SIR— To- morrow at noon, in the Bois de Bou- logne, you will give me satisfaction for the look which you cast on me yesterday. To- morrow, Sir, that is to say, when delay shall have given you leisure to repent, and me time to be appeased, and shall leave neither of us the excuse of a first trans- port of passion, we will cut each others throats, if you please, in cold blood. I believe you to be loo brave to testify regret for the fault you have com- mitted ; and 011 my side I think much too nobly not to wash it out in your blood, or in my own. You must be aware, that in shewing me such disrespect, you have given me a right over your life, and have acquired a right over mine. I . should be far from pardoning you, even if you were to confess to me that you had acted inconsiderately; I should in that vase only add contempt to resentment. But if you should have the luck to kill me, I esteem you the more for it before- hand, and forgive not only your offence, but my death ; for, to tell the truth, I " feel for you neither hatred nor disdain, and would not confer on many others the honour that I bestow on you. " Our fathers have instructed us, that there are a thousand occasions in which we cannot dispense with killing our best friend. I hope you will be- lieve them on their word, and that though we have 110 hatred for each other, we shall, nevertheless, en- joy the pleasure of cutting one another's throats. " To plunge the sword into the bosom of an enemy to our country, is a low and vulgar action to this we have the strongest inducements : but to kill a fellow- citizen, a friend, for the slightest of- fence— this, this, according to the feudal code of the Germans, our worthy ancestors, is the height of grandeur and magnanimity. " You know the place and hour— be punctual." Of the word Cossack, it may be curious to know the original derivation, which is from the Polish word Cosa or Kosa, signifying a goat. These people are therefore so called, from their extraor- dinary activity and nimbleness. . shortly after followed. She heard a hallooing, and [" saw him two or three yards from the door ofthe Ship public- house, struggling to make his escape; and She saw Patrick Gallaugher come out with an iron- bar in his hand;' he gave the deceased a violent back- handed blow with it ou the head; his hat fell off, and the de- ceased fell to the ground. Michael Regan then came up, with a piece of wood 111 one band, and a cutlass in the other, and gave him a violent blow w ith one of them, but which witness did not know. Patrick Re- gan also panic up with a large bludgeon, with which he also struck the deceased, as lie lay stretched under him. Many other persons also struck the deceased, whom witness did not know by name. Martin Hearn stated, that he lived in Clarendon- square Somers- town; lie was acquainted with the de- ceased, who was always a quiet peaceable kind of man; he was tenant to w itness, and rented five small tenements, which witness built in New- court, Saffron hill. The deceased did not come to pay his rent, as stated by the other w itnesses, only to excuse himself, he owing three weeks rent for them. On Sunday last w itness went to the Ship public- house, in Bainbridge street, kept by Owen Daly, where he was informed that two or three brothers!, of the name of Norwood, who had a previous quarrel with another party in St. Giles's, were out that day providing men to fight the other party, and that there was to be a general fight. Witness, in consequence of this information, w aited on Mr. Chambers, the High Constable for the Holborn division. Witness informed him of it, and told him if he were to come and take some of the party into cus todv, it might put a stop to the fight. Mr. Chambers told the witness to go back, aud have an eye to them, and if he saw any thing serious likely to happen, to acquaint him with it, and that he would rc- main at home all the evening for that purpose. Witness re- turned to the Ship public- house, where he found some of the opposite party to that of the Norwoods : witness advised them to go home: there was a number of them, perhaps about a dozen: they had 7s. 4d. reckoning to pay, which the little girl was collecting; the reckoning might be about a pot a- piece. Three women came in, two of whom witness understood to be wives of the Norwoods, and also a man of the name of Kellv, who immediately began a quarrel with Pa- trick Regan, who was there. A crowd was coming up from the end of Church- strcct, crying out Huzza; a woman at the door called out" Here they come-." witness shut the door: a tall man on the inside pushed w itness from the door, and put out his head, when he received a blow, which cut him so that his blood flow ed down over the w itness's breast; one of the men on the outside, who witness w as informed w as one of the Norwoods, had a shovel. They afterwards had a general quarrel on the outside ; witness remained in all the time, and did not venture out. White, the de- ceased, was outside; he worked all that day with his master, until four o'clock, and then he asked permis- sion to go to a funeral— a pretence, in order to come there; he did not come to pay rent; witness often blamed him for being among those parties. A woman of the name of Norwood came forward to give her evidence, which went to state that the last witness, Martin Hearn, was the head of the other party, that he provided them with swords and sticks, and stood at the door to hand them arms as they went out. The Jury - returned a verdict of— Wilful Murder against Michael Regan, Patrick Regan, Cornelius Callaghan, and Patrick Gallaugher. The persons charged with having perpetrated the above- mentioned murder, underwent a final examina- tion yesterday se'nnight at Bow- street, when, besides the evidence already detailed, a man named Caton was examined, who distinctly identified Gallaugher as having been in the riot, and having struck the de- ceased with some instrument, but what instrument he could not say. He also saw a man named Ryan, but not the prisoner, striking the deceased with a log of wood. There was another man, w hose name he be- lieved to be Quindlin, who took part 111 the murder of White. He did not sec Joyce strike the deceased.— Gallaugher requested, before he was committed, that a witness named Finnigan might be examined in his behalf. This man, who stated himself to be the school- master of the Catholic School, in St. Giles's, was then called. He deposed, that he was present at the affray, and Gallaugher stood by his side, while the other men THE IRON CROWN.— The " Iron Crown'* of Lombardy, in virtue of which Bonaparte holds the kingdom of Italy, is not of iron, as- supposed from the appellation it has attained ; it is formed of gold in the usual manner, and set round with diamonds and other precious stones. It takes its name from being decorated with a nail of the true Cross. CURIOUS CALCULATIONS.— In 20 families in England, four live without business, seven by agri- culture, nine by trade and commerce. Taking the whole of Great Britain, in 25 families, five are nobles, gentry, clergy, lawyers, doctors, soldiers, sailors, teachers, schoolmasters, artists, & c. nine are employed in agriculture, and the manage- ment of the soil; four are handicraft trades, as smiths, carpenters, masons, taylors, weavers, shoe- makers, hatters, shopkeepers, & c. ; seven are em- ployed in manufactures for exportation. Total 25. ' I he agricultural population is to the commercial population in Middlesex, as one to fifteen ; in Lan- cashire, as one to five ; iu Surrey and the West Riding of Yorkshire, as one to three ; in Stafford- shire aud Warwickshire, as one to two; iu Kent they are equal. In Edinburgh the idlers aud in- dustrious are equal. In Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Essex, Hereford, Huntingdon, Lincoln, Oxford, Rutland, Sussex, Westmoreland, and Wales, the agricultural popula- tion is to the commercial, as two to one ; iu Caith- ness, as four to one; in Sutherland, as nine to one. The deaths are iu lesv proportion in the agricul- tural counties, varying liom one in 72 annually in Wales ; to one in 36 iu Middlesex. The longest and severest frosts experienced in England within something more than a century past, are thus recorded :— In 1684, began the 20th of December, and lasted thirteen weeks. In 1739, began the 24th of December, and lasted nine weeks. In 1762, began the 21st of December, and lasted ten weeks, with eighteen days continued snow. In 1785, began the 22d of December, and lasted sixteen weeks. In 1789, began the 27th of December, and lasted thirteen weeks. An extraordinary account has lately been pub- lished iu several of the American Papers, respecting the cure of Burns and Scalds, by the simple appli- cation of cotton to the parts affected. " A child of Capt. R. aged five years, was standing alone before the kitchen tire, lien a large kettle of boiling water fell aud was - uudenly dashed over its whole body. The affrighted mother, who was sitting in an adjoining room picking carding cotton, flew to her darling child's assistance, and having undressed it as quickly as possible, discovered it to be badly scald- ed; no medical aid being near, in the agitation and distress of her mind, she seized a large bundle of cotton and applied it over the whole of the scalded parts Soon after the application, the tortured and screaming infant became perfectly quiet, and tell into a gentle and easy slumber. The cotton was suffered to remain 011 several hours, and, when it was removed, there was not the least appearance of inflamation remaining," Another cure from a scald has since occurred, and a cure of a burn, with equal effect. And a lady who had a violent pain in one of her jaws, supposed to be rheumatic, after having tried various remedies in vain for several days, is said to have been completely relieved by the external application of cotton to the inflamed part. On Sunday, the 23d ult. was committed at Mux- ton, near Wellington, Salop, one of the most brutal outrages the human heart can possibly be suscep- tible of. William Wheeler, resident at the above village, a labourer in husbandry, aged about fifty years, decoyed and carried away in his arms a young girl, about six years of age, into an out- building, where he used such extreme violence to her person, as to occasion her life being despaired of. lie was committed to prison. FAIR ON THE THAMES.— O11 Tuesday se'nnight booths were erected upon the ice for the sale of spirits, porter, and other articles. On Wednesday, at one of the booths, a small sheep was roasted, or rather burnt; over a charcoal fire, placed in a large iron pan. For a view of this extraordinary spectacle sixpence was de- manded, and willingly paid. The following days, numbers amused themselves with the diversions of dancing, skittle- playing, and other popular sports.- A printer contrived* to levy a handsome contribution from the perambulators, by Issuing hand- bills, denot ing that they were printed 011 the ice, at the small charge of one penny. O11 Saturday morning Mr. Laurence, of the Fea there, in Timber- street, Queenhithe, erected a booth on the Thames, opposite Brook's Wharf, for the ac- commodation of the curious. At nine o'clock at night he left it in the care of two men, taking away all the spirits and liquors, except a pint of gin, which lie gave to the two men for their ow n use. At two o'clock the following morning the tide began to flow at London Bridge with great rapidity, assisted by the thaw, and the booth was hurried along, with the quickness of lightning, towards Blackfriar's Bridge. There were nine men in the booth, and in their alarm at the violence of their progress they neglected the fire and candles, which, communicating with the covering set it instantly in a flame. They succeeded in getting into a lighter which had been broken from its moor- ings, but immediately afterwards it was dashed to pieces against the arches of Blackfriar's Bridge. The poor fellows, though most of them were nearly ex- hausted got hold of the balustrades and at length saved their lives. During the late frost, a thief got on board the Joseph and Ann, of Boston, lying in the Thames, and when in the act of rummaging a box of clothes belonging to a lad in the ship, another of the crew, a youth called Irish Jemmy, being armed with a cutlass, made a push at the robber in the dark, and wliich passed through his heart.— Verdict, Justifiable Homicide. The body of a young woman was discovered on Thursday se'nnight, floating on the surface of the Thames, near Battersen. The deceased was very re- spectably attired, and, from the appearance of the body, it must have lain in tlie water a considerable time. FIRE AT NEW YORK, Jan. 6.— At an early lioVir yes- terday morning, five dwelling- houses, and St. George's Chapel ( one of the finest Episcopal Churches in this « city-, in Beekman- street, and one dwelling- house, and the African School, in Cuff- street, together with a number of work- shops and other small buildings in the rear, were destroyed by fire. The flames continued to rage with uncontrolled fury for several hours. The wind was high, aud the flakes of fir*' flew in various directions, and to a great distance ; and were it not I hat the roofs were covered with snow, which was then falling, an immense number of buildings must have been destroyed; Very pro; idcntially the- steeple of the church fell within the building; had it fallen into the street, most probably many lives would have been lost. On the night of the 21st ult. a man named Molonv,' residing at Kildino, in the county of Limerick, was taken out of his bed by some assassins, placed against the wall of his house, and shot dead ; they first fired at his head, aud then at his body ! l^ js son and daughter, in endeavouring to escape, wca; aiso fired after by these villains-— the sou received.. a slight w ound in one of bis ears. The cause assigned for this diabolical act is, that Molonv was to have jirosecutcd some persons at present iti the county gaol. Monday a female, about twenty yearsTSf aire, vvs observed by two men belonging lo the Coldstream Regiment, ill the act of throwing herself in'to the Ser- pentine River, in Hyde Park. She Was conveyed home to the family with whom she lived in the capa- city of cook, iu Lower Grosvenor, street, Grosvenor- square. O11 Saturday se'nnight Frederick Huckhart private marine of ( lie Royal Sovereign, was/ scnj^ ciiced by a Court- martial to suffer death, for hftviiig dra'wii his bayonet ou, and repeatedly struck, a serjcan£ of I he same corps. j; On Friday, John Towell, a decent lookm^ mnn in a Quaker's habit, . was brought in ciistody to the Mansion House, and Underwent an examination, under the < ir- cuinstances of his haying, in the early part of the preceding week, gone to the . shop of Mr. Thorough- good, an engraver, iu Chespside, and stnlrng4tiS name to be Smith, aud one of the firm ofthe Uxbrivtee Bank, directed a plate to be. engraved from a lmto'tf that Bank, and 100 copies to be- struck off. O11 his- being taken into custody, wlidii lie called at Mr. Thorough- good's for the plate anil the impre ssions, he was con- ducted to the Mansion- house and searched, and iu his possession were found several forged Bank of England Notes. lie underwent a private examination aiid was remanded till Friday, when the Solicitor of the Bank of England attended, and at his instance the prisoner was committed to take his trial for - having forged notes in his possession, Ou Friday, at four o'clock in the afternoon, rs the team of Mr. Wynch, of Shepperton, Middlesex, was towing a barge near Datchet- bridge from Staines, the fore- horse slipped into the Thames and pulled 111 seven others of the team, aiid the whoTe eight ( worth SOOl.) were drowned. The carter, iu his exertions to save the horses, was also drowned, leaving a w ife and six helpless children. In consequence ofthe severity of the weather, the river Tav has been completely frozen over between Perth and New burgh. Tlie intenseness of I lie cold there has been indicated by another circumstance Wild swans have been observed 011 the open- parts of the river below Newburgh. These birds- pass the summer in Lapland, Iceland, and other polar regions, and migrate to lower latitudes in winter. They are seldom seen, however, farther south thamr. c ialics by which the Tav is fed. ' A most horrid murder was lately committed at Woodside, Hants, ou the body of a priv ate belonging to the Second French Independent Company, 011-
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