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Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser


Printer / Publisher: John Vine Hall (Successor to John Blake) 
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Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser

Date of Article: 11/03/1817
Printer / Publisher: John Vine Hall (Successor to John Blake) 
Address: King's-Arms Office, Maidstone
Volume Number:     Issue Number: 1625
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AND KENTISH Advertisements and Articles of Intelligence NEWTON and CO. ( late TAYI. KR & NEWTON,) NO. 5, WARWICK- SQUARE; AND AT THE AUCTION MART. SUB HOC SIGNO VINCES. For this Paper Received in London'by J. WHITE, 33, FLEET - STREET; at PEELE's COFFEE HOUSE: AT ALL WHICH PLACES IT is REGULARLY FILED, Printed and Published every Tuesday by JOHN VINE HA LL, ( Successor to JOHN BLAKE,) King's Arms Office, Maidstone. O This PAPER has now been extensively Circulated ( between THIRTY and FORTY YEARS,) throughout ihe COUNTIES of KENT, SUSSEX, SURRY, ESSEX, & c, which renders it a desirable ADVERTISING MEDIUM to ATTORNIES, AUCTIONEERS, MERCHANTS, AGRICULTURISTS, and the whole Community of TRADERS. Price Id.] TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1811, £ t> oo. WANTED to BORROW IMMEDIATELY, oil a MORTAGE of FREEHOLD LANDS of DOUBLE the SECURITY, in the County of Kent. I'. S. For Particulars, enquire of the PRINTER.— Letters, post- paid. KENT. N ADJOURNED SESSIONS will beholden AT MAIDSTONE, On MONDAY, the 17th of MARCH Instant, At Twelve o'clock at Noon. J. E. CLARIDGE, Clerk of the Peace. KENT. T a Meeting of the Freeholders and Inha- . bitants of the County of Kent, holden at Maidstone on Thursday the 6th day of March, 1817, for the pur- pose cf Petitioning the House of Commons to take into immediate consideration the necessity of a Consti- tutional Reform in the Representation of the People in Parliament, as well as to take measures for the Re- duction of the present large Military and Civil Esta- blishments, for the Abolition of Sinecures, unmerited Pensions, and useless Places, and tor Relief from op- pressive and insupportable Taxation. Also for the purpose of addressing the Prince Regent upon the late outrageous insult offered to his Person on his return from the Parliament House. WILLIAM ALEXANDER MORLAND, Esq. HIGH SHERIFF, IN THE CHAIR. Resolved,— That tiie following Address be adopted Slid that the same be signed by the High Sheriff, in behalf of the Meeting, and presented by him and the Membfrs for the County, to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent. The Humble Address of the Freeholders and Inha- bitants of the County of Kail, to his Royal High- ness the Prince Regent. Wo beg leave to approach your Royal Highness with sentiments of the most profound respect. We . KENT. GENERAL SESSION. THE Annual General Session under an Act passed on the 17th June, 1814, intituled " An Act tor enabling the Justices of the Peace " for the County of Kent, to hold a General Sessions, " annually or oftener, for levying and applying the " Rates and Expenditure of the said County, and to " alter and amend an Act passed in the Forty- ninth " Year of his present Majesty, for regulating the Rates " of the said County," will be holden ( by Adjourn- ment) at MAIDSTONE, On MONDAY, the Xlth of MARCH Instant, At Twelve o'Clock at Noon precisely. On Business relating to the New Gaol, and on other Business of the Annual General Session. J. E. CLARIDGE, Clerk of the Peace. March llth, 1817. THE Public are most generously requested to suspend their opinions on a malicious report, most industriously circulated, that THOMAS DANN, of the Fortune qf War, in Maidstone, was implicated, with others, in the Robbery of Mr. JOHN PIERCE, of Mar- den, on the King's High Road, betwen Shernold Pond and the Turnpike Gate, going to Maidstone, about the hour of five o'clock on the morning of Friday, the 21st day of February last past, till the publication of next Tuesday's JOURNAL, of the 18th instant, when a justi- fication will appear, that will perhaps completely re- move suspicion from innocent men, most illiberally suspectcd on both sides of the question J. SIMMONS. VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE, Tu TO Rochester and Maidstone Turnpike Road. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT a Meeting of the Trustees of the Turn pike Road, leading from Rochester to Maidstone, in the County of Kent, will be holden at the Bull Inn, in Maidstone aforesaid, on WEDNESDAY, the2Glh day ot MARCH instant, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, to have heard with the greatest regret and indignation of take into consideration the propriety of erecting a Toll the violent outrage and indignity offered to yonr Royal <; ate or Turnpike, on the side of the said Road, across POTATOES FOR SALE. AQUANTITY of EARLY WHITE CHAM- PION and other POTATOES, good Croppers, and carefully saved for Seed, at THOMAS RANSI. EY'S, Borough, Maidstone. Tunbridge Wells BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY CARTER & MORRIS, On WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12th, 1817, at the Kentish Tavern, Tunbridge Wells, at Three o'Clock, ALL that substantial new- erected DWEL- LING- HOUSE, and GROCER'S SHOP, vyith convenient PREMISES. GARDEN GROUND,. vc very desirably situate in Tunbridge Wells, adjoining the Road to Hall's Hole, and now in full Trade, and in the occupation of Mr. RING, Grocer and Shopkeeper, to nant at will, at the low yearly rent nf/ 25. For further Particulars apply to Mr. Stone, Solicitor, Tunbridge Wells; or to Messrs. Carter and Morris, Sur- veyors and Auctioneers, Stone- street, Maidstone. rage and indignity ottered to y Highness, upon your return from the House of Par- liament. We humbly, therefore, think fit, to declare to your Royal Highness, that We will not onl '• discounte- nance such disgraceful proceedings, hut that we shall at all times be ready to resent, aud aid, in bringing to punishment the perpetrators of such heinous offences. We further humbly hope, that by a faithful and zealous discharge of our duty as loyal subjects we shall always merit a continuance of your Royal Highness's gracious favour and protection. Resolved,— That the following Petition bo adopted and that the same be signed by the High Sheriff, in behalf of the Meeting, ami presented to the House of Commons by Sir Wm. Geary, bai t, one of the Members for the County. The Humble Petition of the Freeholders rind Inha- bitants of the County if Kent, to the Honourable the House of Commons, SHEWETH, That your Petitioners view with grief and conster- neti. n the accumulating distresses of the country ; the tenantry fast approaching to mill; the spirit of the labourer broken by poverty, and the manufacturer in the last stage hf want, while the insupportable pressure of public burdens precludes all possibility of permanent relief. That yonr Petitioners are anxious to support the true dignity of the Crown, and every part of the Con- stitution; but they cannot admit, that that dignity is consulted by a lavish expenditure, when all classes of its subjects are suffering the severest privations and multitudes only preserve*! from perishing by charitable contributions. That vonr Petitioners received with satisfaction the promises given from the Throne, of Economy and Re- trenchment, as well as the measures that have been al- ready announced to Parliament, in conformity to those declarations ; but at the same time they view with deep anxiety the coriiinnar. ee of a system of expenditure proposed, far beyond the means of the Revenue to cover. It is too notorious to have escaped the obser- vation of your Honourable House, that every branch of industry is now, and has. been, for some time in a state of decay; that an immense proportion of their coun- trymen have stink into the condition of paupers, and that consequently the rates for the maintenance of the poor have enormously increased, at Ibcsame time, that the. means of your Petitioners have so diminished us to make it impossible to support the present taxes, which are in amount enormous and unprecedented ; in many instances fatal to the progress of industry and at vari- ance with the spirit of the Constitution ; therefore your Petitioners most humbly request that you will take into certain Lane or Way, leading from a certain other Road or Way, there ( that leads from Boxley to Smidling) hv a certain Mill and Barn, called Beaumont's Mill and Barn, into the said Turnpike Koad. Dated the First Day of March, 1817. By Order of the Trustees, BURR & HOAR, CLERKS. OLD ESTABLISHED THREE TUNS INN, KING- STREET, MAIDSTONE. J. S. GAZELEY, ENCOURAGED by the considerable portion of Public Approbation with which he has lately- been honored, begs leave to return his most grateful thanks forthe support he has received, and respectfully acquaints his Friends and the Public, that every possi- ble accommodation ( until the House is re- built), will be made for those Gentlemen who may be pleased to honor him with their commands; and ^ rnsts, that from its local situation for attending Business in general, and now much improved by the late New Road from Ashford, the great entry into all parts of East Kent, and by affording every attention in his power, he shall met it the honor ot their patronage and support. *„* Dinners dressed on the shortest Notico.— Supe- rior OLD WINES and LIQUORS.— GOOD BEDS well hired. — Commodious STALL STALLING and a careful OSTLER. — COACHES DAILY to London, Folkstone, Hythe, Ro- chester, Chatham, See. Christian Knowledge. SOCIETY For Promoting T a MEETING of the Gentlemen and Clergy of the DEANERY of SUTTON, ( Mem- bers of' the Society for Promoting Christian Know- ledge) held by Advertisement at the BELL INN , MAID- STONE, on the 5th iuslant, The REV. CHARLES CAGE, in the Chair ; It teas Resolved, That, the sanction of the Lord Archbishop of the Diocese having been obtained, a DISTRICT COMMITTEE should be established for the Deanery of Sutton, in conformity with the Rules and Orders of the Parent Society, and agreeably to the Regulations . of Ihe Diocesan Committee, passed ou the 23d of December last. That the Officers of this Committee do consist of a President, two Vice- Presidents) a Treasurer, and a Secretary, being Members of the Society in London. That the REV. CHARLES CAGE be requested to ac- cept the office of President. That the REV. WILLIAM HORNE, Jnn. and the REV. JAMES REEVE, be requested to acccpt the offices of Vice Presidents. That • be requested to accept the office of Treasurer. That the REV. JOHN ARCH. ArGLEs be requested to accept the office of Secretary. Various other Resolutions were then passed for the regulation and establishment of this Committee, con formably with the directions of the Parent Society. [ Signed] CHARLES CAGE, Chairman. The Thanks of the Meeting were then voted to the Rev. tlm Chairman for his zeal and ability in the busi ntss of the day. ADDRESS To the Inhabitants of the Parishes within tho Deanry of Sutton. The - Society foi Promoting Christian Knowledge was established in 1( 199, and iias continued, at an eiiercasiug annual ex pence ( which in 1815 exceeded ,£ 45,000) to C. GEGAN, Straw, Chip, Leghorn, Dunstable, and Fancy STRAW HAT MANUFACTORY, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, No. 18, near the Bell Inn, Week- Street, Maidstone, [ RETURNS her grateful thanks to her nume- » rous Friends, for the very liberal favours she ex- perienced the last season, and begs lo inform them, she has ju » t returned from London, with a large and elegant assortment of the Newest Fashioned Ladies and Childrens Hats and Bonnets, and intends having' from the first Warehouses, the Fashions every week, and is also Manufacturing a larjv? Qnanli,. 1', wbirh she will have for inspection, from Five Shillings and upwards. Dunstables and Black Chips of all Descriptions. & JP- Bonnets Cleaned, Dyed and Altered or. the shortest notice,— Country Shops supplied on the lowest terms. promote the Knowledge of Christianity both at Home your immediate consider, item the reduction of such j and Abroad, by encouraging Mission^ and Schools, and taxes a « press most heavily on the industrious classes of; ,) v distributing, in varirtu Languages, Bibles, Prayer the community, instead of sanctioning a system that ]> 00ks, and Religions ' 1 r » : ts, in conformity with the must lead, sooner or later, to an increase of burdens already intolerable. That your Petitioners have no desire to see efficient services deprived of thtlr due vewaid ; that their com- plaints, in common with those which have been so fre- quently and loudly repeated from every part of the Kingdom, are directed against places acd pensions, in justification of which no such claim of public service can he alleged ; and that they cannot be diverted from their object by petty and partial measures of reduction. That your Petitioners view with the greatest alarm the continuance of a large standing army, in time of peace, and they do most solemnly protest against it as unconstitutional They beseech your Honourable House to consider that the naval power of this kingdom has been at all limes sufficient to protect it against any hostile attack ; that the noble and distinguishing feature « (' English policy, in comparison with that of other na- tions, has hitherto been, that it requires not the support of a regular military force, but relies on the spirit of the people, which has never jet failed the Sovereign and • lie country in the hour of danger. That your Petitioners firmly believe the true and only cause of the grievances they have here enumerated, as well as most of the miseries that afflict this notion, is to lie found in tbe notoriously inadequate state of the re- presentation of the people, and in the unconstitutional du- ration of Parliament ; and they most earnestly entreat yonr Honourable House to undertake, before it be too late, in a true and cordial spirit, the measure of Parlia- mentary Reform, upon such constitutional principles as may thoroughly conciliate the'affertions of the people, and thereby restore to your Honourable House its true weight and dignity which can alone secure to the people the certain and complete redress of their grievances and beyond all other measures t nd to unite all men in support of the Constitution, and the maintenance of public order. And your Petitioners shall cverpray,& c Resolved— That the thanks of this Meeting are. due to the Marquis Camden, for liis attention to the wants and wishes of his coimti" ymen, by the nobleexamplehe lias set in voluntarily relinquishing the unlimited emo luments of bis office of Teller of the Exchequer, and that the High Sheriff be requested to communicate this resolution to the Noble Marquis, WM. ALEXANDER MORLAND, Sheriff. Resofved unanimously— That the thanks of the Meet- ing be given to the High Sheriff, for his attention in calling the same, and for bis impartial eonduct in the fimt. CHEAP STRAW HAT MANUFACTORY. A. MARTIN, Straw and Chip Hat Manufacturer, Wholesale and Retail, OPPOSITE THE STAR INN, MAIDSTONE, EGS respectfully to return thanks to her Friends and the Public in general, for the liberal favours conferred on her since she has com- menced business, and to acquaint them, that she has now on sale a fashionable assortment of Ladies' Hats Bonnets, \ c, which she offers on the most reasonable terms, and is manufacturing a large quantity of Fancy Straws, Dunstables and Black Chips, of alld escriptions, Bonnets cleaned, dyed, and altered, on the shortest notice. VALUABLE FREEHOLD PREMISES, High Street, Maidstone. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY CARTER & MORRIS, On THURSDAY, 13th MARCH, 1817, at the BELL INN, Maidstone, at 4 o'Clock, LL those TWO VALUABLE FREEHOLD II DWELLING- HOUSES, with FRONT SHOPS, extensive Gardens and Premises, in tbe occupation of Mr. Oiprose aud Mr. Orford, together with 4 Cottages adjoining, covering a space of 31 feet, or thereabouts, in front, and SI2 feet, or thereabouts, in depth, situate in the High- street, and presenting one of the most de- sirable Situations for Business in the Town oi'Maidstone. For further Particulars apply to Messrs. Debary, Scu- damore and Curry, 14, Gate- street, Lincoln's Inn Fields•, to Mr. Flexney, Solicitor, Gray's Inn, London; to Messrs. Simmons and Son, Solicitors, Rochester; to Wm. Scudamore, Esq. Solicitor; or to the Auctioneers Stone- street, Maidstone. VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARM, CRANDROOK. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY CARTER ft MORRIS, On SATURDAY, 20th MARCH, 1817, at the Bull Inn, Cranbrook, at 3 o'Clock, ( unless previously Disposed of by Private Contract,) in One Lol/ ALL that DESIRABLE and VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE, called the Fright Farm, sitnate in the Town of Cranbrook, and now in the, occu- pation of Mr. Woollett, tenant at will, consisting of a substantial well- built Barn and Lodges, together witl< CO Pernor thereabouts of excellent Hop, Meadow, Arable and Pasture Land, in a good state of cultivation, well Timbered and lying in a Ring Fence. Possession may be had at Michaelmas next. Joseph Pankhurst, at Cranbrook, will shew tiie Estate. Foi further Particulars and to Treat for ihe sr- me, apply to Mr. John Wise, to Messrs. Burr, Hoar and Burr, Solicitors, or to Messrs, Carter and Morris, Surveyors, and Auctioneers, Maidstone; where Printed Particu- lars may be had, and a Plan of the Estate be seen. VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE, LANGLEY. SI MILES FROM MAIDSTONE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY CARTER ft MORRIS, On THURSDAY, 5th JUNE, 1817, at the Bull Inn, Maidstone, at. 4 o'Clock, ( unless previously Disposed, of by Private Contract,) LL that valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE, comprising a respectable and substantial Farm- House, two Cottages, a new brick- built Oast- house^ Barn, Stables, Granaries, Lodges, Sect the whole in ex* cellent repair, together with 85 ACRES, more or less, of exceedingly rich LAND, 13 Acres of which are tine thriving Hop Plantation, 5 Acres of Orchard, 9 Acres Meadow, and the remainder Arable and Wood I. and, most desirably situate in the Parish of Langley, abont 3^ miles from Maidstone, and adjoining the Turnpike Road, now in tbe occupation of the Proprietor, Mr. Henry Coulter, Possession fiiay be had at Michaelmas n<-\ t, the Pur- chaser taking the Stock and Effects at a fair valuation. .£ 2000. of the Purchase Money may remain on Mort- gage if required. For fiuther Particulars and to Treat for the same, apply to Mr. HENRY COULTER, Langley; to Mr. C. ALLCHIN, Linton; or to Messrs. CARTER and MORRIS, Surveyors and Auctioneers, Stone- St: eet, Maidstone. NOTICE. THE CREDITORS of THOMAS ALLEN of Hollingbourne, in the County of Kent, Surgeon and Apothecary, who have not already executed the Deed of Trust," of bis . Estate and Effects, are hereby requested to sign the same at tho Office of Mr. TOPPING, Solicitor, Maidstone, on or before the 10th day of April next, or they w ill be excluded the benefit to arise from the disposal of the Estate, and Effects. Bv order of the Assignees, Maidstone, CHARLES TOPPING, 8th March, 1817. Solicitor. Doctrine aud Discipline of the Church of England. You are earnestly invited lo promote the following objects of that Society. 1. To extend the usefulness of tbe Society, to increase itsinflnence and the means of circulating religious books ot home, and of imparling the blessings of the gospel to foififi^ n countries, by the union aud eo- operaiion of the. Clergy and other Members of the Established Church. 2. To invite all such persons within this district, whe- ther Clergy or Laity, who have the ability to become subscribing members of the. Society, with a contri bulion of not less than one guinea annually : the Paro- chial Clergy beingadtnissible, on application for that pur- pose, as corresponding members, without subscription 3. Vo promote parochial collections whether annual or occasional, and to receive contributions, however small, for the uses of the Society, sir fur a supply of books to this District. 4. To afford to the Members of the Society a facility of obtaining books upon the. very favourable terms of the Society, and of paving their subscriptions, &<• through the Secretary of this District. 5. To ascertain the wants of the several parts of this District, and by giving assistance to the less opulent parishes to enlarge their means of obtaining religions instruction. 0. By promoting more frequent and friendly inter- course anions the Members, to collect and forward to the General Board such local information as may tend to the advancement of religious knowledge, A Subscription was then entered into for the ahove purposes, and the Meeting adjourned to the Bell Inn, on the 27th inst. at precisely twelve o'clock, when and where, all persons friendly to the laudable intentions of the Society, are earnestly requested to attend. SELECT COMMITTEE. REV. CHA. CAGE, President, Vicar of Bearsted -— WM. HORNE, jun. ? v „ I of Gore- court JAMES REEVE, ( Min. of Maidstone ———— , Treasurer J. ARCH ARGLES, Secretary, Chaplain of County Prisons WM. HORNE, Sen. Rector of Otham E. HASTED, Vicar of Hollingbourne RICH. COCKBURN, Vicar of Boxley E. M. ALLFREE, Master of the Grammar School, Maidstone A. COOPER, Curate of Sutton. THE CREDITORS of Mr. JAMES USHER- WOOD, of Horsmonden, in Kent, are requested to meet the ASSIGNEEs of his- Estate aud Effects, at the Gun Inn, in Horsmonden aforesaid, on MONDAY, tho 17tli MARCH iu « tant, at 11 o'Clock in the Forenoon, in order to n final adjustment of his affairs; and it is re- quested that such Bills and Vouchers as have not al ready been delivered in, may be then produced. Mayfield,> R. O. STONE, 5th March, 1817. Solicitor lo the. Assignees. MAIDSTONE ORIGINAL GENEVA DISTILLERY, Authorised by an exclusive Act of Parliament, Capital Dwelling- house, Coach- house, Stabling, Cottage, Garden, Orchard, SfC. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY CARTER ft MORRIS, On THURSDAY, 13th MARCH, 1817, at the BELL INN, MAIDSTONE, at 3 o'clock, LL that very important, extensive, and coin pletelv arranged FREEHOLD ESTATE, being the MAIDSTONE ORIGINAL DISTILLERY and RECTIFYING PLANT, with 20- horso power Steam Engine, powerful new- erected Coin Mill with 4 pail- Stones, with Machinery for dressing, & c. Oast- house, See. & c.; together with roomy Storehouses, uew- built (' ottage, Fatting Lodges for cattle, large Yards, Garden, Orchard, Sec. and substantial Buildings of every de- scription, which have been erected at an immense ex- pcnce, and are in a complete and very perfect state, combined with and attached to a most respectable Family Residence with Offices of every description. This Distillery has been established for upwards of 40 years, and conducted under a separate and exclusive Act of Parliament, granted by Government to the ori- ginal Proprietors, in consequence oftheir manufacturing a peculiar spirit, which assimilates so closely to the Foreign Geneva as to make the difference scarcely per- ceptible, the process of which is known only ( and ex- pressly confined; to the proprietors of this most valuable concern; who have also, the privilege of Rectifying the Raw Spirit, w hich, when rectified, is found an excellent substitute for Foreign Geneva, and has operated very much to check smuggling and consequently increase the revenue of the country. The Distillery is capable of nianfacturiug 3000 Gallons per week, and a certain ready market for the same may be found, as the spirit is well known and very highly estimated all over England. The sale of this property offers an unprecedented op. portunijy for an advantageous investment of capital, as the concern has invariably been exceedingly profitable s upwards of £ 4000 was cleared in the last six months that the Distillery was at work, when the price of! grain was as high as at the present period ; and it is presumed that a much larger profit iu'av be realised bv I TURE, 170 oz. Plate, Linen, China, Glass, Li- a spirited employment of the power of this singularly i brarv of Books, Paintings, and various other Effects, desirable manufactory, which has paid upwards of: the property of the b, te Mrs. FRANKS, on the Premises, ^£' 50,000. per annum duty to Government, and is now Stone- street, Maidstone, by order of tbe Executors; offered for sale in consequence of the separation of the' 1 comprising mahogany 4 post and tent bedstt ads, with original Proprietors. j moreen and dimity furnitures, bordered goose leather The most satisfactory aiid candid statement respecting beds, mattresses, blankets and counterpanes; mahogany this concern will be given to any respectable parties; i bookcase, wardrobes, double and single chests of and the whole property may bo viewed and further parti-! drawers, chamber tables and bason stands, a cabinet, cniars had on application to Messrs. DEBARY, SCUDA- jmahogany dining, Pembroke, card and tea tables; MORE, and CURREY, 14, Gate street, Lincoln's Inn I mahogany and japanned chair*, pier and dressing Fields; to Mr. FLEXNEY, Solicitor, Gray's Inn, j glasses, Brussels and Kidderminster carpets, 8- day London; to Messrs. SIMMONS and SON, Solicitors, Ro- clock, time piece, gold watch, a mntai ditto, a capital To Millers Millwrights, Sfc. NEWLY ERECTED CORN WINDMILL and FREEHOLD LAND, SUTTON VALENCE. TO BE SOLD BY PRlVATE CONTRACT, ALL that substantial and newly ere ted . CORN WIND- MILL, nearly complete, bavins cost upwards of ,£' 1000, ir. its present State, and v. ich will be. sold either to be taken down and cleared off the land, or together, with a cottage, stable, and other buildings, and about- one acre of Land adjoining thereto ; most eligibly situate near the Four Vents, in the Parish ot Sutton Valence, adjoining tbe Turnpike Koad, lead- ing to Maidstone. For further particulars, aud to treat for the same, apply to Mr. PYBUS, at Messrs. FLETCHER'S Deal Yard, or to Messrs. CARTER aud MORRIS, Surveyors and . Auctioneers, Stone- street, Maidstone. SALE THIS DAY. Valuable Household Furniture, Plate, Linen, China, Glass, Library of Books, and other Effects. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY T. EDMETT, On TUESDAY, 11th MARCH, 1817, and following day. LL the valuable HOUSEHOLD FURNI- chester; to WILLIAM SCUDAMORE, Esq. Solicitor, or to the AUCTIONEERS, Stone- street, Maidstone ; where also printed particulars may me had, aud plans and state- ments of the property be seen. LL PERSONS having any Demands upon the Estate of JOSEPH FEATHERSTONE, late of Tunbridge, in the County of Kent, Baker, deceased, ai- e requested to send the particulars thereof to Mr GEORGE WRAY ELDRIDGE, of Tonbridge afore- said; or to Mr. JOHN KING, of the same place. And all Persons who arc indebted to the said Estate, are desired immediately to pay the amount of their re- j Patent Mangle, an elegant Curricle and Harness, and speclive Debts to the said GEORGE WRAY EL-' other Effects, taken under an Extent by the SHERIFF DRIDGEor JOHN KING, who are duly authorized of Kent, and removed for convenience of sale to large VALUABLE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Plate, Linen, China, Patent Mangle, Elegant Curricle, & c. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY CARTER & MORRIS, On FRIDAY, 21st MARCH, 1817, and following day N extensive assortment of valuable HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE, Plate, Linen, China, a to receive the same.— Tonbridge, 8th March, 1817. LOOSE COURT MANSION, Extensive Manor, Fishery, & c. within 2 miles of Maidstone, encircled by 31 Acres of Land. TO BE LET, BY MESSRS. ROBINS, AYD ENTERED UPON IMMEDIATELY, THE admired MANSION and ESTATE, called Loose Court, delightfully situate in a com- manding situation, sheltered by lofty ornamental tim- ber, and overlooking a beautiful romantic valley, and an ornamental terrace, from which the views ext, end through this fertile country and are bounded only by the distant hills. The residence is planned for the en- tire accommodation of a respectable family, and the offices- are quite correspondent; the grounds are laid out with infinite taste; the kitchen gardens are ex. tensive and clothed with the choicest fruit trees in the county ; and the land, which is divided into convenient inclosures, is very compact, and comprises altogether thirty- one acres. The waters afford tbe finest Trout fishing, and the manors extend over tbe whole Parish of Loose, and into tbe Weald of Kent. The Mansion may be seen and particulars with cards to view by application, post- paid, to Mr, E. PENFOLD, Jnn. of Loose ; and Messrs. BURR, HOAR and BURRS Office, Maidstone ^ and of Messrs. ROBINS, Covent- Garden, London. WARE- ROOMS, NO. 10, STONE- STREET, MAIDSTONE, comprising mahogany 4- post and lent bedsteads and furnitures, capital seasoned, bordered goose feather beds, mattresses, blankets, and counterpanes ; maho- gany wardrobes, chests of drawers, bason stands, bed steps, dressing glasses, and bed- room furniture of every description. Suits of drawing- room furniture in japan- ned and gilt chairs, with cushions, sofas, to correspond ; window curtains, elegant rose- wood card and sofa tables, large mirror, cut- glass lustres, Sec. Dining- room furniture, consisting of capital mahogany nail- over chairs, elegant sideboard, large pillar and claw loo, dining and i'eiubroke tables ; pier glasses, handsome moreen window curtains, Sec. Stf. Turkey, Brussels, Kidderminster and Venetian carpets, floor cloth maho- gany bookcase, elegant hall lamp, ornamental alabaster vases, 2 capital 8- day dials ; a general asssortment of linen. Handsome China in dinner, dessert and lea sots; elegant cut glass In decanters, wine glioses, tum- blers, salts, ISCC. A quantity of plate, in gravy, table, dessert and tea spoons ; forks, tea pot, sugar tongs, < Vc, Plated candlesticks and bottle stands. A patent mangle, a capital kitchen range with oven, fenders and fire irons, and a variety of kitchen requisites. An elegant fashionable curricle with plated harness, aud various other effects. The Goods may be viewed one day previous to the sale.— The Sale will begin at 12 o'clock each day. Catalogues may be Imd of Messrs. CARTER & MORRIS, Surveyors and Auctioneers. Stone- street, Maidstone. ' ' - i* 8 inch electrical machine and medical apparatus, w ar- ranted, with glass stool, chain conductor, and a double medical j; ir, complete, in box: a good assortment of linen, China, glass and earthenware. A quantity of plate, comprising tea pot, iugs, gravy, dinner, dessert and tea sp « ons; soup and sauce ladles, fish slice, meat skewer, diamond rings. & c. A valuable library of books, among which are Hasted's History of Kent, folio; 46 vols. Critical Review, bound, 84 numbers of ditto, unbound ; Naval Chronicle, 22 vols, calf, gilt; Addison's Works, Hume and Smollett's History of England, Spectator, Guardian, Rambler, Sec. Sec. A VERY FINE TONED PIANO FORTE. A variety of kitchen requisites, brewing utensils, coppers, and other effects. The goods may be viewed two days previous to the sale. K5- Sule to begin each day at 12 o'clock, Catalogues may be had of the AUCTIONEER, High* street^ Maidstone. YALDING, KENT. To Ironmongers, Carpenters, Bricklayers, Sfc. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY HAMMOND & CHITTENDEN, On THURSDAY, 13th MARCH, 1817, and five following days, Sunday excepted, LL the STOCK in TRADE, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, and EFFECTS, of Mr. ISAAC CHITTENDEN, Ironmonger, & c. deceased, at his late Residence in the Town of YALDING , consisting of ; he general assortment of nails, locks, bolts, and hinges; six capital guns, powder, shot, and a general assortment of brass work, copper, japan, and tin ware. The Household Furniture consists of four- post bed- steads with printed cotton furniture, feather beds and bedding, mahogany dining and tea tables, and mahogang nailed over chairs, & c. The Yard, 2 useful horses, 3 c-. irts, stack of fagots, a quantity of coals, hop poles, and many other articles, which will be particularised in the Catalogues. N. 11.— The Household Furniture will be sold the last- day. Catalogues may be had of Mr. D. MASTERS, Uphols- terer, Maidstone; and of Mr. WILLIAMS, Printer, Yalding. The sale to begin each day ut 10 o c/ .' u/ i , TUESDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE. - '_ • v- . BANKRUPTS. J. Summersett, Chatham, farmer, March 8, 18, April' 45, at 11. Attornies, Messrs. Courteen and Robinson,: Walbrook— M. Gaze ( not M. Gage, as before advertised),. Mitcham, Surrey, brewer— F. Niblet, Bread. street, scrivener— W. G. Harvey, Battle, Sussex, gunpowder- manufacturer— J. M. and J. L. Siordet, Austin- friars, merchants— J. Ringer, Lucas- street, Commercial- road, baker— R. B. Sccott, Spring- gardens, printer— G. Han- son, Stowmarket, Suffolk, innkeeper— R. Lane, jun. Norwich, bookseller— F.. Kilshaw, Lancaster, soap- boiler— T. White, jun. Emsworth, Southampton, car- penter— M Thomas, R. Fillis, and W. Cock, Plymouth, merchants— P. Birdwood, Plymouth, linen- draper— J. Slaiter, Stockport, Cheshire, victualler. DIVIDEND. March 25. J. Jeater, Maidstone, dealer, at 10. -•- LONDON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1817. Wednesday were received the French Papers of Saturday. The discussions on the Budget Continue in the Chamber of Deputies. On the grant of I ,<> 00,000 francs to Spanish, Port uguese, and Egyptian Refugees, a most spirited debate took place, and it met with considerable oppo- sition. M. Clausel de Coussergues contended that these persons were all traitors to the cause of Legitimacy and regular Governments, and contrasted their conduct with that of the French who had emigrated to England. Several Mem- bers then took occasion to eulogize, in a most generous and eloquent manner, the British Go- vernment, for the protection and sustenance it had uniformly afforded to the virtuous and dis- tressed of all other Nations; and the most animated expressions of gratitude on the subject fell from several Speakers. This part of the debate was the more interesting being ex tempore. and unforeseen. M. Laine, the Minister of the Interior, supported the grant, on the grounds of generosity and hospitality. lie stated the num- ber of pensioned refugees in France to be 450. The grant was voted. Notice has been given, that after the Budget is gone through, the Chamber will be called upon; to discuss the Custom Duties. It is proposed, among other regulations, to prohibit all entrance into- France of colonial produce by the land frontier. A further supply of French Papers to the 4th instant, have also arrived, and we proceed to extract from them whatever appears to be worthy the attention of the British Public. The Russian Ambassador, Count Pozzo di Borgo, has been severely wounded on the head by an accident. Coming from a house in which he spent the evening of Sunday, his horses by a sudden spring threw him from his carriage upon the pavement. He has been bled twice, but the Paris Papers do not say whether the hurt is or is not dangerous. Paris, March 2.— The King after hearing Mass iu his Chamber, received Prince Tallyrand, Grand Chamberlain, and many great Officers of State. Prince Tallyraud has resumed his Functions at the Thuileries. During the parade of several regiments of the Paris National Guard, a man approached some of the grenadiers, and made seditious proposals to them. He was arrested, and was supposed to be drunk. The Church of St. Roch was sacrilegiously entered on Friday night, Ihe offering chests robbed, and the linen stript off the Altars, The Population of the Russian Empire is cal- culated at 42 millions, and, should it increase in the ratio it has recently increased, will in 17 years amount to 50 millions. The Duke of Orleans visited the King on Saturday. The Chamber of Deputies presented a scene of great disorder on their last sitting. The dis- cussion was upon that branch of the Budget which relates to the Marine, when a grand con- test arose, and Ihe Minority left the Chamber, declaring that there were not a sufficient num- ber of Members left behind to do any legal business. The contest was continued in the Lobbies, and the Chamber adjourned amid tumult and protestations.— It seems to have been a perfect riot. FUNDS. 5 per Cents CI f. 55 c.- Bank Actions 12 0 f. A personofthe name of Lescure died lately at Beaulieu ( Correze), aged 118. He retained his faculties to ihe last. New York Papers to the 1st of February have arrived. They state, that on the 20th of Jan. the North River was entirely covered with ice, and also that the Bay from Bedlow Island to the GOVERNMENT- OF HAYTI The following statement has been published in a Morning Paper, oil the subject of the outrage committed on the person of a British subject by the Black Government of Hayti :—• After the imprisonment of Mr. Davison, in the common jail of Cape Henry, on the 20th oi January, 1816, for the insertion of what this de- spotic Government was pleased to call political information, in a letter addressed to the master of a British vessel, then lying at Port Plata, iu the Spanish part of the island, the Baron Dupny, in conversation with a British merchant, affected lo regret the necessity of adopting so harsh a measure. He satisfied himself, however, on the ground of keeping himself secure ; and asserted that if the letter in question, with the obnoxious paragraph quoted in Mr. Davison's Petition, had received his seal and signature, without his pe rusal, and been read by any of Christophe's Of- ficers, in its progress to the Spanish territory, that his own head would have been infallibly . forfeited. On Monday, January 22, every mer- chant, supercargo, master of vessel, and, in short, every stranger, was summoned to appear at the Governor's house, at two o'clock, in order lo hear the contents of a letter, received in town that morning, from Christophe. The number assembled at the appointed hour consisted of about 40. The Governor soon after entered tiie room, attended by the Barou Dupuy and the Under Interpreter. The Baron addressed the company, by informing them that he had re- ceived a letter that morning from Christophe, and, at Ihe same time, a strict order to commu- nicate, its contents lo the strangers in the ca- pital ; and that in conformity to this injunction he would proceed to read it aloud. lie then read the letter in French, the contents of which were as follows:—' That his Majesty had de- tected a letter, written by Mr. James Davison, a British merchant, established at Cape Henry, his capital, containing information not relative to his own commercial affairs, but to the political transactions of his dominions; that the para- graph which had come under his observation was perfectly false in the representation of the failure of his Majesty's arms against his enemy ; that it was highly reprehensible for a merchant | o interfere with politics, and to spread reports prejudicial to the Government which protected his person and property; that every exertion had been used to induce Mr. Davison to reveal bis authority for the information he had communi- cated to his Correspondent, but without the de- sired effect; that the only inference to be drawn from such conduct and such obstinacy was, that he must have some secret connection with the enemies of his kingdom, and that he had come to the determination of trying him as a common spy, and punishing him according to the laws of tiie country.' After the Baron had finished the Letter, it was suggested by some one present, that it was desirable the letter should be translated into Eng- lish, as there were several persons in the room who were not sufficiently conversant with the French language to comprehend its con- tents correctly. This was accordingly done by the other interpreter. It would be difficult to describe the sur- prise of the British Merchants present at this Meeting, when they heard the manner iu which his Majesty had determined to proceed against their countryman, whom they looked upon as one of the most respectable of their number.— They concluded, however, that nothing could be done at that moment, as it might be dan- gerous to commit themselves, without mature consideration, by au avowal of their opinion in a country, where the most barbarous tyranny and ignorance, enforced by the bayonet, pre- vail over common sense and common right. It was nevertheless resolved, upon the breaking tip of this Meeting, by the principal- Merchants, that they would proceed to the house of the Baron Dupuy that same afternoon, and remon- strate in the most unequivocal manner against the determination of his Majesty, and that some strong representation should lie made to effect Mr. Davison's release. A Deputation accord- ingly waited on the Baron, composed of the five following Gentlemen : Messrs. Bradock, Shool- bred, Richardson, Rawlinson, and Marson. " They found the Baron in his Office, and he immediately requested litem to step up stairs. He followed tlieni accompanied by Baron Vastry, a tool employed by the King to write for the Royal Gazette, and to support his atro- cities and oppression by the most barefaced falsehoods and sophistry. This interview, how- ever, produced no satisfactory result. " Every person, at all acquainted with the affairs of Petion and Christophe, is aware of of the statement in Mr. Davison'' OLD BAILEY. 1 The Sessions finished on Monday, but tin trials were for minor offences, and destitute o! public interest. — ihe Recorder passed sentence of Death upon the following prisoners: — John Abrahams, Sam. Kirby, John Strew, James Brown, alias Briant, D. Furguson, James Cotton, John Davis, Mary Levi, S. Mill, Charles Smith, alias Cal thorpe, John Holson, Win. Eason, Anne Harris, Francis Huire, Wm. Jones, James Rice, J, Wright, Wm. Davis, J. Clark; Thomas Halland ( for the daring robbery a! Battlebridge), James Tree, J. Hyatt, D. Williams, Wm. Holmes, and Mary Swain. The following were ordered. to be transported for life— Cornelius Brown, John Thompson, Thomas Brown, Charles Weston, John Newton, James Field, and James Collins. The following received sentence of 14 years transportation—. James Tonney, Thomas Penton, Mary- Anne Yorke, C. Harrison, Rob. Fox, and Wm. Chapman. Thirty- seven were ordered lo be transported for seven years, and 48 were sentenced to dif- ferent terms of imprisonment; Capt. Hannay, who was convicted of trafficking in slaves, was amongst the transports who received sentence for seven years.— The Sessions then adjourned to the 16t'h of April next. We regret to learn, that some further arrests for seditious practices have been found necessary in the western parts of Scotland : the circum- stances are thus stated iu the Glasgow Chronicle of Tuesday, received on Friday last:—" Yester- day morning several printers and booksellers were arrested, on a charge of printing and pub- lishing seditions pamphlets. After emitting de- clarations, they were liberated on bail. The young man apprehended on Friday, on a charge of treason, has been dismissed ; but another per- son has, on a similar accusation, been lodged in gaol. Henry Home Drummond, Esq. one of his Majesty's Depute Advocates, now assists in con- ducting the precognitions ( examinations) at pre- sent going on in Glasgow. We understand that the prisoners have been treated with every possi- ble civility compatible with their situation." The same Paper adds-—" On Friday last a printer at Ayr was brought before the Sheriff Depute, for printing and publishing the Speeches and Resolutions of the Meeting at Tarbolton ; and on giving bail for 001, was liberated, on condition of bringing forward the person who brought him the manuscript. DREADFUL HURRICANE. i The hurricane of Thursday se'nnight, the disastrous effects of w hich, in various parts of Hie country, extended itself to different parts of Suffolk., particularly in Bury, and that neigh- bourhood. Two of the chimnies of O. Oakes, Esq. were blown down, beating in the roof, breaking the glass, and otherwise damaging his dwelling- house in Guildhall- street; Ihe garden- wall of Mrs. Palmer, at the back of the North- gate- street, was blown down, and a child's leg broken by the fall; a chimney at the King's Head Inn was blown down, and breaking in the roof of the chamber, it was with difficulty that Mr. Oldman, the landlord, escaped the danger. Numerous other houses in the town sustained similar damage in their roofs. Several beautiful trees on Sir Charles Bunbury's lawn at Great Barton, were snapped asunder. A windmill at Wetherden was blown down, which happily the miller had just quitted. The great barn at Horningsheath was nearly all blown down; a barn at Rushbrooke; two others at Chedburgh and Shimpling- hall; another at Lavenham; another at Hawstead; another at Thorpe Morieux; and one at Hundon; are all said to have been either partly blown down, or materially suffered in the roofs. A barn belonging to Mr. Rivers, of Caudwell- hall, about 50 feet long by 30 wide, was blown down. The sails of the mill on the Whitton- road, near the King's Barracks, were shivered in pieces, and two sails blown off a mill at Westerfield, two or three chimnies in Ipswich were blown down, much damage done to the roofs of the Horse Barracks, and a garden wall, upwards of 140 feet long, belonging to the Rev. Wm. Fon- nereau, at Christ Church, was thrown down; and considerable injury sustained in the tiling, destruction of pots on chimnies, Ac. also several large trees were torn up by the roots. At Woodbrige several stone and brick walls were thrown down, and many houses unroofed.— Mrs. Packard's house at Hasketon, received consi- derable injury by the fall of a large stack of chimnies on the roof. Miraculous Escape— Wednesday morning the roofs of two old ruinous houses, in Laystall- street, Gray's Inn- lane, fell in with a dreadful crash; — the inmates, terribly alarmed, ran out, partly j dressed and partly undressed, to save their lives. The garret of one of the houses was occupied by poor man, his wife, ? nd two children ; the man Narrows was completely blocked up with it. Iiy the latest accounts from " Washington, the I the truth - Bill before the House of Representatives, for! letter respecting the failure of Ihe expedition of preventing the armingof vessels to cruize against those of friendly states, had been reported with- out any amendment of importance, after several warm discussions, iu which the Government of Swain was treated with very little ceremony by Mr. Root, of New York, Mr. Foresyth, aud se- veral other Members of Congress, Projects are suggested in these papers for the formation of canals to connect Lake Erie with the Hudson River, and Lake Michigan with the Mississippi. The cotton- manufacturers continued to urge the necessity, with a view to the protection of their infant establishments, of imposing considerable duties upon all cotton goods imported from Eu- rope, and from beyond Ihe Cape of Good Hope. The King of France has caused a gold snuff- box, enriched with brilliants, to be transmitted to Count Bulow, Finance Minister of Prussia, in testimony of the honourable part he sustained in the negcciations of 1814 and 1816, at Paris, and which terminated iu the Peace. We learn from undoubted authority, that all British Officers who hold commissions in the Portuguese army, and are on leave of absence in this country, have received peremptory orders forthwith to join their regiments. The cause is said to be, that Lord Beresford had left Lisbon and bad proceeded to the Spauish frontier, til consequence of discussions with the Court of Madrid, which had taken an unfavourable turn, and the ultimate issue of which was doubtful. It was therefore uecessary that Officers should lie at their posts,—( A Morning Paper.) the latter against Jeremie. It has been men- tioned in all the American Papers, and one of these Papers, in which the circumstance was stated, was at Cape Henry at the very period of Mr. Davison's sufferings. The report was spread immediately on the return from Jeremie of the vessels which bad conveyed the troops there, and although none of the natives dare mention it in general conversation, they made no secret of it iu talking with Englishmen, on whose honour they could rely." Smithfield Club.— Monday a meeting of this Society took place at the Freemasons' Tavern, John Martin Cripps, Esq. in the Chair, at which the handsome offer arid proposal of the Duke of Bedford, its president, was adopted, for distri- buting next December only the Bedfordean Premiums ( as in the three last years), amounting to 125 guineas, and applying the whole ofthe subscription of the members to the extinction ofthe debt it has incurred by the premiums of fhe last year, aud the unavoidable expences of ihe current one, the conditions of the Shew be- ing in nowise altered. Beverley.— The Candlemas Horse Fair had a numerous shew of horses, but the London dealers- were very careful of their money, and shy in purchases.— Carriage horses had a reduced sale, and those of the cart kind could scarcely be sold at any price. The recruiting companies of 48 regiments have been discontinued, and the Officers placed upon half- pay. Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Chimney Sweeper. This admirable artist's housekeeper, having found it necessary to have the chimney of the apartment adjoining to tlie Knight's painting- rooin, with which the line communicated, swept, the boy in descending from the top took the wrong direction, and suddenly appeared before the astonished painter, who was busily employed at his easel. " You little imp of the devil, how came you here !" exclaimed Sir Joshua : to which the young Gentleman black replied, " I have only mistaken my way, therefore don't be augrv with me, good Brother Brush!" The statue of Gen. Moreau is one of those which are to ornament the Bridge of Louis XVI. at Paris. The African Association for promoting disco- veries in the interior of that continent is said to have received from one of the persons employed by them, of the name of Burchardt, but who has been travelling in Egypt, under the assumed name of Shekh Ibrahim, some interesting information respecting the Nubians, and various Arab tribes, he had had Ihe misfortune to be made prisoner by the Bedouins, in Syria, who had robbed him of every thing, and kept him for six months in close captivity, from which with great difficulty he escaped. Poor Laws.— The subject of the Poor Laws is, perhaps, of as great consequence to the coun- try as any oil political economy. Mr. Pitt, in 17S> G, said, in the House of Common, '-' that the Poor Laws, however wise in their original con- stitution, have contributed to fetter the circula- tion of labour, and substitute a system of abuses in room of the evils which they humanely meant to redress."— If the plan which Mr. Curwen pro- poses was divested of the objection which an in- come tax is liable to, it might do some good, but that will be a great hindrance to it, as the public opinion formerly testified, and which Lord Cas- tlereagh confirmed in the House of Commons on Friday last. Mr. Clarkson's proposition em- braces a different system, his object being to equalize the rates, and make all property pay in proportioti to its actual value, and to give 110 re- lief without work, but to the impotent, aged, and very young; and in this Lord Castlereagh coin- cides, as appears by his speech delivered in the Mouse of Commons the ' 21st tilt. Such parishes as have adopted this latter plan, have generally got rid of a fourth part of the applications made for relief; and by the former^ it is supposed 4 to £ 500,000. would annually be saved, which is expended in- law- suits and removals, besides giv- ing a more equal circulation to labour, which the present system prevents, as was justly ob- served by Mr. Pitt. Female Duelling.— An American Paper, lately received, contains the following article.— " We understand, that last week a point ef ho- nour was decided between two Ladies near the South Carolina line. The. details of this grand affair have not yet reached town. It is said, that the cause of quarrel was the usual one in such cases, viz, Love. The object of the rival affections of these fair champions was present on the field, as the mutual arbiter in the dreadful combat, He had the grief of beholding one of the suitors for his favour fall before his eyes. She was wounded; but we understand, not mor- tally. The whole business was managed with all the inflexibility and decorum usually practised on such occasions. The conqueror was to be immediately married to the innocent second, con formably to the previous conditions of the duel." Caution to Jurymen !— The following case is stated in an American Journal as a caution to Jurymen !- - Jesse Wood was hanged in Duchess County, New York, eight or ten years ago, for the alleged murder of his son ; being convicted on the testimony of another son, named Heze- kiah. The latter has lately confessed, 011 his death- bed, that he was the murderer of his bro. ther, and that his perjury likewise caused the execution of his father! The old man persisted io his innocence to the last. was gone to his work, aud the woman was gone to market, leaving the children iu bed. The poor woman, on her return home, about half past seven o'clock, was quite in a state of de- rangement at the thought of losing her children. Some of Meux's labourers very humanely as- cended the ruinous fabric, and began to clear away the rubbish to find the bodies, when, to their great surprise, they discovered the children fast asleep in each other's arms, in a small bed in one corner of the room, being preserved by some of the fallen timber resting with its end against the wall, forming a kind of tent over them: the cat which lay on the hearth was crushed to death. The joy of the poor mother cannot be expressed. Dreadful Fire.— Saturday se'nnight, about twelve o'clock at night, an alarming fire broke out in a range of houses occupied bv the poor of the parish of St. Buryan, about six miles from Penzance. No engine could be procured, and the flames spread with such rapidity as to bid defiance to every effort to arrest their progress. Twenty- seven paupers were in the house at the time; 21 of these saved themselves by jumping out of the windows ; but the rest two men and four women, unhappily perished. One of these was a poor girl 19 years of age, who was sub- ject to fits and occasional derangement, and had lately become so violent, that she was obliged to be secured by a chain. She was seen strug- gling in the flames, but could not free herself from the fetters, and no assistance could be afforded her. The whole premises were reduced to a heap of ruins. Fatal Accidents.— Monday morning, about 9 o'clock, as some men who were employed iu un- dermining the ground, for the purpose of mak- ing a road at Nesdon, about five miles from Hyde- Park- corner, while they were in the act of throwing up the earth, when they had dug about eight or nine feet under the surface, the banks fell iu. One of the labourers named George King, was covered, and perished under the massy weight, while his companions nar- rowly escaped with their lives, but were very much bruised. Some of the labourers dug for some time, and in about half an hour they suc- ceeded in getting Ihe body. Medical aid was procured, but it was of no avail, the'poor fellow being quite dead. Sunday afternoon a most distressing accident happened on the Leven, near Dumbarton, Mr. Perry, the Manager of a Print- field, was cross ing the river with two fine boys ( his children) in a boat, when the chain, which is fastened to each bank for the convenience of towing the boat across, became entangled with it and sunk it. Mr. Perry seized his children, and for a few minutes supported them in his arms. lie became so exhusted, however, as to be obliged to drop them; iu making for the shore, and sunk to rise no more. His body was afterwards found, but those of the boys have noe yet been discovered. A melancholy accident took place at Paisley on Friday se'nnight. A young man who had just arrived there from Oban to see some friends, walked out while tea was preparing, but returned no more. The body was found next day, drowned in a quarry hole, to which, it appears, the youth had wandered for the purpose of washing his pantaloons, they being very muddy from the state of the roads, and he not wishing to give trouble to the people of the house where he lodged. He had apparently fallen forward EXECUTION. Wednesday morning Andrew and Benjamin Savage ( brothers) and Thomas Cann, for forging and uttering Bank of England notes ; James Baker and James Gates, for the robbery of an old man, named Millard, at Limehouse, in July last ( and for which a man named Warren had already been executed); and William Kelly and Elizabeth Fricker, for a burglary in the house of Mrs. Ashworth of Berner's- street, underwent the dreadful sentence of the law, before the Debtors' Door, Newgate. The unusual circumstance of so great a num- ber of individuals being destined to suffer toge- ther, drew a multitude of people beyond all former precedent to witness the awful ceremony; a multitude far more numerous than that which unfortunately bore witness to the execution of Haggarty and Holloway ; but unlike that scene, happily terminated without any serious accident. The execution did not take place until a full hour after the ordinary time; and it was gene- rally believed that a reprieve for one or more of the unhappy culprits was the cause of delay. The circumstance was easily accounted for* Cann, one of the culprits, was on Tuesday evening seized with a sort of delirium, which increased to such violence, that he was obliged to be restrained by means of a straight waist- coat, and he continued nearly iu a state of in- sensibility the whole night. On Wednesday morning he was not perfectly recovered, and the utmost time was therefore, allowed, iu the hope of his mind being completely restored to a sense of his awful situation. This was in a great measure accomplished ; and upon being removed from his cell, he manifested, with his wretched compears, a deep sense of the scene around him. The preparations necessarily attendant upon so- many persons was another cause of delay, and particularly as it regarded Elizabeth Fricker. The latter was first led from her apartment, and she betrayed great despondency, and wept most bitterly. Several male as well as female friends attended her ia singing and prayer, while the male convicts where preparing in the Press- yard. She seemed constantly more ab- sorbed iu grief than hope, but upon being pressed a to her feelings, she said " she had looked into her heart, ami trusting to the Lord,"' ctied out faintly, " Lord remember me." When Ihe two brothers, named Savage, were in the Press- yard, the elder acknowledged his guilt as to the passing of one forged note alone, but de- clared that his brother was wholly innocent : both, however, were perfectly resigned to their fate, and prayed most devoutly. Gates evinced much firmness, when brought from his cell, as did Baker, who declared it was the happiest day and hour of his life. Kelly seemed totally indifferent to the passing scene. Elizabeth Flicker was the first to be con- ducted to the scaffold ; here her tears for a moment ceased, and she looked wildly around upon the multitude. Upon the executioner proceeding to put the rope around her neck, she, in a very impressive manner, begged she might not be hurt, burst into a flood of tears, and asked to take leave of Kelly ; the latter was immediately brought forth, and they instantly embraced ; Kelly vociferating " she is innocent, innocent— murdered, murdered." Being remon- strated with upon such conduct, be ceased, but continued to embrace and converse with her to the last. Gates and Baker were next led forth. The brothers, Savage, commenced ex- horting each other, singing hymns, and finally embracing. Cann behaved with great propriety. The unhappy beings in a few moments were launched into eternity, and died apparently without much struggle. into a deep pool, white pantaloons. stooping to wash his A few days since a vessel arrived at Liverpool from Demerara, after an unprecedented short passage of 30 days, which is at the rate of 100 miles each successive day. The marriage of Lord March, eldest son of the Duke of Richmond, with Lady Caroline Paget, daughter of the Marquis of Anglesea, is expected to take placc in the course of this month, The Oxford Circuit will, this year, prove a very heavy one; in Oxford gaol there are 39 prisoners for trial; at Shrewsbury 77; and at Gloucester 117. The coach which travels between Sterling and Edinburg was robbed on Monday last of a paper parcel, containing £ 5000 ill notes of the Stirling Bank. It appears that three suspicious characters took places in the coach that morn- ing, and, to the surprise of the coachman, one. of them, feigning urgent buisness, which had escaped his memory, left the coach before it had driven off the streets of Edinburgh. Another left the coach at Linlithgow, and the third at Falkirk. On Monday a man of ( he name of William Hutchison, an innkeeper, in Kilmarnock, and his wife, were incarcerated in Ayr gaol, to stand trial for issuing counterfeits of the new silver coinage. We learn, that both have admitted receiving the base money, knowing it to be bad,, from a person who came from Glasgow, and whom they particularly described. When the Officers apprehended Hutchison and his wife, they were busy secreting some of the base coin, and another quantity was found in. their house1 after their apprehension. The counterfeits are shillings of the new coin; are thin, of a very bad colour, and imperfect impression. New Species of Angling.— A singular trick, which we understand is not uncommon in the West Indies, has lately been attempted in Liver- pool. Some fellows iu the dress of sailors, were seen, a few days since, near Low- hill, in the act of throwing baited hooks fastened to long lines, among some poultry, and as often as a fowl caught the bait and was hooked, he was drawn up by the robber who held the string, and immediately secured. Perceiving, however, that they were observed, they abandoned their prey and ran off. Savage Assault.— Wednesday a most savage ease of assault came on to be investigated before. Alderman Joshua Jonathan Smith, nt the Town Hall, Southwark. Michael Toohey was brought up on a charge of biting off the ear of Wm. Morgan, in a public- house in Tooley- street, and of breaking four of his ribs. Some days since a quarrel took place between Morgan and a man- named Thompson. In the contest Morgan had the advantage, but was prevented from gaining a victory by the prisoner, who seized him and bit off his ear. Morgan was afterwards easily thrown upon the ground by Toohey, who, / with the assistance of several others, kicked him iit the ribs. Morgan was in consequence brought to an hospital, and his ear was afterwards found in the tap- room of the public- house by Friend., the Officer.—- The prisoner' was fully committed for trial in default of bail. Budget of the Minister of Polite was LONDON, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1017. No Paris Papers had arrived this morning at a late hour; but have received some Private Correspondence, and a report of tin; proceed- ings of the Chamber of Deputies on Monday last; on which day the Loan was agreed to by the Chamber almost unanimously. CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES. Sitting of the 3d March.— The Sitting com- menced by the discussion ofthe Budget of the Minister of Police. One Member only rose to oppose it. M. Cornet d'Incourt began by saying, that he felt some reluctance in opposing so small a Budget for so great a Ministerial Department; particu- larly after they had adopted the continuance of the salaries of the agents of the Government of King Joseph. At these words, the most violent exclamations proceeded from the left t ide. The call to order loudly demanded in the midst of the tumult, was pronounced, though MM. Castelbajac and Clau- sel de Coussergues endeavoured to justify their friend. The adopted. ' Fhe discussion of the Loan was then entered upon. M. de la Villele read a very long speech against this financial operation, which was after- wards justified by the Minister of that De- partment. M. de la Bourdonnaie considered it as uncon stitutional, and the Keeper of the Seals replied to him. lie dwelt much upon the necessity of the Loan. M. Lafitte began by declaring that he voted for the credit of 8') millions of annuities, lie then developed and justified his opinion in a very sagacious speech. The conviction he pto- duced was great; for the Chamber, which ap- peared to be divided in opinion before he spoke, closed the discussion, and almost unanimously adopted all tiie title of the Budget which relates to the Loan. PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE. " Paris, March 1.— The King's health is good, very good— and I know not why he did not go to chapel last Sunday, for he walked a long time in his cabinet. His legs are well, and his head in all its force; he labours a great deal with his Ministers, and every thing induces us to believe that Fiance will long enjoy the reign of a Monarch who, since his return, has been surrounded with difficulties, a part of which he has already surmounted with great wisdom. " You have been told the truth when you were informed that the return of the Duke of Orleans had not produced any sensation. The personal character of the Prince is too well known and his conduct for two years has been too frank to admit of any doubt or uneasiness respecting his intentions. The greater part of those who seem to raise doubts on this head do not them- selves believe in the chance, which seems im- probable, and of which the increasing consoli- dation of the new institutions with legitimacy lenders every day the success impossible. " The Duke of Orleans abandons to the credi- tors of his father what he has derived from his succession ; and, it is said, proposes to purchase a Terre 15 or 20 leagues from Paris, where he will probably lead the same life as at Twickenham. " For some time, and in proportion as he has become more known, the Duke d'Angouleme makes more progress in the public opinion; his conduct is wise and measured— studiously ob- serving men and things, and watching the spirit of the nation. His past conduct has proved that he unites courage and firmness; he is well with the army; and if he deserves great esteem as a faithful subject and a Prince ofthe Blood, every thing gives reason to believe, that as King, he will be most popular with the nation, whilst his religious principles will do good to public morals, without degenerating into bigotry. " Match 3.— The two last volumes of a Bio- graphical Dictionary have made their appear- ance to- day. They record the history of living personages of celebrity of all nations, and already extend from the first letter of the alpha- bet to E. The principal features of the public life of Sir F. Burdett, Lord Bathurst, and Mr Canning, appear to me to be faithfully pour- trayed. - The author, however, has confounded Lord Bathurst with the Bishop of Norwich, though similar inaccuracies seldom disfigure the publication. The second volume having been composed since the Ordinance of the 5th, a more liberal spirit is remarked throughout. The exploits of eminent men, though achieved during the Revolution, are not recorded, the lives of distinguished warriors comprehended. " M. Pozzo di Borgho threw himself out of his carriage window, his horses having run away with him. He fell ou the back part of his head and was transported senseless to his hotel, but has since been declared out of danger. Mr Ouvrard had a fall from his horse the other night but is in a state of convalescence." t IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. The Weather at Paris.— Paris, March 2 The drivers of the little carriages for Versailles call out, " There is still one seat left for Ver sallies; come and see the spring at Versailles.' The crowd of curious persons going thither very great. The fact, which gives occasion to this, is the fine sight presented by the trees in the grand park, which display the phenomenon of a vegetation, such as is seen in the month of May. Several trees in the park of Trianon are covered with new leaves; the hawthorns iu the open air are loaded with flowers. May the hope which this early spring gives us. « ot- be destroyed by frosts in tiie month of May If we have reasons for fear, we have also many for hope. The Chronicle of Bullinguer mentions, after a calamitous year, the summer of 1540. The fine weather and the heat lasted from th month of February to the 19th of September and during all this period it rained but six times At the end of May ripe cherries were eaten, and . grapes in July ; the 25th of June was the midst of the harvest; and at the beginning of Septem her, the vintage was at its height. Bullinguer adds, that this year was equally remarkable for the extreme abundance ofwiue, corn and . sorts ftf fruit." HOUSE OF COMMONS, Monday, MARC » 3, 1817. GAME ACT. Sir E. Knatchbull wished to introduce a Rill to alter and amend the Game Act; a subject which, lie thought, called for the attention of the House and Country. A bill had been brought it! for the total repeal of the Act; but he thought to repeal it in toto would be a great in- jury to the country. By the Act, persons going out at night, armed, for the destruction ot game, weremade liable to transportation. Solar lie w ished the Act con- tinued. The Act also provided, that if they were not armed-, they should be so liable. He wished to remove this, thinking the present laws sufficient. He wanted to repeal that part relating to rogues aud vagabonds. To the introduction of this Hill he hoped there would be no objection. He then moved for leave to bring in a Bill to prevent persons from going out at night, ai mod, to destroy game ; and to repeal that part of the last Act respecting rogues and vagabonds. Leave was given, and the Bill brought up, and read a first time. Sir E. Knatchbull said, he did not wish to press the Bill in haste. Sir S. Romilly hoped an early day would be named for the second reading, as he could not see why an act which it was fit to repeal should remain. Ordered to be read a second time on Wednesday. Lord Morpeth moved—" That a new Writ be issued for the election of a Member to serve in the present Parliament tor the Borough of St. Mawes, ill the room of Francis Horner, Esq. deceased." The motion was agreed to. A new writ was ordered for the election of a Burgess to serve in this Parliament for the Borough of Tavistock, ill the room of Lord John Russell. A Message from the Lords announced that their Lord- ships had agreed to the Malt and Pensions' Duty Bill. SEDITIOUS MEETINGS' BILL. The Solicitor- General rose, to move the second reading of this Bill, and said that those who were satisfied from the Report of the Secret Committee that extensive and dangerous conspiracies and combinations existed, would be satisfied of the necessity of such a Bill. The only Meetings which it was intended to prevent were such as had not the sanction of a certain number of Magistrates, and which were not con veiled according to certain forms which the Bill would prescribe. The Bill permits a Meeting to be demanded by any'seven householders, who are to give in their names that it may be known who they are. In fact, it was not intended to affect any Societies but such as were evidently constituted for the purposes of mischief, having in view the over- turning the Government, and destroying whatever man holds valuable in society. Mr. Ponsonby observed, that as there were more stages than one in which this Bill could be examined, heshould not oppose the second reading. The Bill was, after some observations, then read a second time. Sir F. Burdett moved, that the Petitions which lay on the floor signed by nearly a million of subscribers, should be received. ( There appeared to be nearly a waggon- load of petitions; they lay in a heap, and almost covered the floor of the House; there were 600 of them.) The Speaker suggested the propriety of proceeding with the petitions some other day, to which Sir Francis acceded. After some remarks by different Members of the House, the debate on the question, whether the peti- tions should lie on the table, was then adjourned till to- morrow.— Adjourned. TUESDAY. Sir G. Warrender presented a Petition from Truro, against an interpretation of the " Window- Tax Act, that it should be extended to windows of w arehouses. Laid on the table. Mr. Staniforth presented a similar Petition from Hull. Mr. Thompson said that many dwelling- houses had been turned into bonding- bouses in the town of Hull. He hoped that Gentlemen would not enforce the tax in the mean time, and that they would bring in a Bill to amend the Act. Mr. Lushington said, it was the intention of Govern- ment to bring in a Bill to exempt warehouses solely appropriated to the containing of merchandize from the ayment of window- tax. Numerous Petitions continue flocking in from all quarters for Reform and Retrenchment. Mr. C. Calvert gave notice, that on the 18th instant, should move for leave to bring iu a Bill to prevent frauds in the sale of Hops. A Petition was presented from Jas. Davison, calling himself a merchant at Cape Henry; complaining of having been imprisoned, and tortured with the thumb- screw by Christophe's Governor of Cape Henry, on a groundless charge of his endeavouring to effect a revo- lution in favour of Petion, the rival Chief of St. Do- mingo.— Laid on the table. Mr. Sharpe presented another Petition from the British Merchants resident at Cape Henry, corro- borating the statement of Davison's Petition.— Laid on the table. Col. Wood rose to move for leave to bring in a Bill to repeal the 28th of Geo. II. in order that the sale of Game should be made legal. He contended, that such measure would destroy, in a great degree, the perni- cious practice of poaching— the first step to tiie ruin of the British peasant. The measure he bad to propose would not decrease the facility of detecting unqualified persons in killing game. He then moved for leave to bring iu a Bill to make other provisions with regard to the sale of Game. Sir C. Burrell objected to the bringing in of the Bill. Mr. G. Bankes considered, that, this measure, if adopted, would have the effect of very suddenly ex- terminating the game.. He denied that the Game Laws were for the rich only, and to oppress the poor ; for they were intended to destroy idleness and vicious habits among the poor. After a few words from Mr. Curwen, Mr. L. Wel- lesley, Sir F. Burdett, and Col. Wood, the House di- ided.— For the Bill, 46 - Against it, 34- Maj. 12.— The Bill was then brought in and read a first time. Mr. Ponsonby brought in his Bill to prevent Com- missions falling in on the demise ol the Crown ; which was read a first time and ordered to be real} a second time, on the 1 - 1th April. I'lie House then went into a Committee on the Se- ditious Assemblies Bill. The Solicitor General said, hehad several new Clauses to propose. He should therefore now move to have the blanks filled up, and the Bill recommitted for Thursday, by which time it migbtbc reprinted, and the discussion might take place upon it. This case was, after a few words from Sir C. Monk, Sir J. Mackintosh, and Lord Castlereagh, adopted. The House resumed. The Report was received, and the Bill recommitted for Thursday.— Adj. WEDNESDAY. The second reading ot the. Game Preservation Bill was postponed till Monday. The House resolved itself into a Committee of Sup- ply, in which The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved a grant of £ 200,000. 011 account, to enable his. Majesty to defray certain cxpences of a civil nature, not ordinarily form- g part of the charges of the Civil- List.— The motion was agreed to. Lord Palmerston moved, that the sum of .£.> 00,000. should be granted towards defraying the charges ofthe land forces of Great Britain for the next six months, excepting those now serving in France, and those in the service of the East India Company. The Motion was agreed to; the House resumed, and the Report of the Committee was ordered to be received to morrow. Mr. Lyttleton moved for Returns of the number of prosecutions and convictions that bad taken place within the last 11 months, under the Lottery Acts. He also moved for Returns of sums paid to Police Officers for contributing to the same; accounts of the Expences of the Lotteries, and of the Convictions under the Little- Go Acts. After a few wmds from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Hie motion, with some little alteration wis agreed to. The Barrack Department, the Coffee, and the Pas- sengers' Regulation Bills, were read a third time and passed.— The other Orders of the Day were then dis- posed of.— Adjourned. THURSDAY. At 4 o'clock the Speaker counted the House, and there being only 20 Members present, an adjournment neces- sarily took place till to- morrow ( Friday. KENT COUNTY MEETING. A Meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of ( his County, convened bv the High Sheriff, puisuant to Requisition, was on Thursday held at Maidstone, for the two- fold purpose of Petitioning tiie House ot Commons, for Reform, t^ c. and of addressing the Prince Regent on the late outrageous insult offered to his per- j sou.— Waggons were d- awn up in the High- street in the accustomed manner, and at noon the High Sheriff, attended by Sir Edward Knatchbull and Sir William Geary, the Members for the county, with many ofthe Gentlemen who signed the Requisition, took his station and opened the business ot the day by stating the pur- pose for which the Meeting was convened, and that be should determine impartially, to tile best of his judg- ment, bv the show of hands. The Under Sheriff having read the Requisition, Mr. Calcraft rose to propose the Address to the Prince Regent ( for' which see advertisement), in prefacing which he noticed the manner in which he was assailed, and indulged much personal feeling on the friendship with which his Royal Highness had honoured him iu early life, applauded the gracious manner in which be had relinquished a large portion of his income, but een- suied Ministers that they had not advised his Royal Highness to have stated this measure inhis speech from the Throne. The Honourable Member concluded a long speech, by stating, that the proposed Address had no con- nection with the Petition which would hereafter follow, but having performed one duty to the Crown, the Meeting bad another duty to perform to the country. Sir W Geary shortly seconded the motion. Sir E. Knatchbull heartily concurred in the Address, but wished that it had been kept separate from any other proceeding, as be was convinced that there would have then been ten times the number of loyal Men of Kent present than he now saw. He complained that no communication on the subject of the meeting had been made to him, a right which be claimed not as an individual, but as a Representative. of the County. ROCHESTER ELECTION. The election for Rochester took place on Thursday last, when Mr. BARNETT was proposed by Mr. Thomas HULKES, who observed lliui as he hart So recently addressed his Brother Freemen, it only remained for him to name JAMES Barnett, ESQ. for their re- election. Mr. LUSKIN stated that lie should follow the example of I is friend Mr Hulkes. aud confine himself to second- ing his proposition Mr. Barnett be said, was no stranger to them, and his past conduct was a sufficient assurance of what might be expected of him iu future — he would abstain from saying'more, as any eulogium of his might serve only to detract from the high esti- mation in which bis character. stood. No other candidate appearing the Mayor demanded a show of hands, when he declared Mr. Barnett to be unanimously returned. Mr. BARNETT then returned thanks for the honour conferred on iiim •: he said he considered it the proudest moment of bis life, in having been twice within a year returned to represent the most independent City in the world — He assured the freemen he should always feel a lively interest in whatever concerned the prosperity of the City of Rochester. For the sake of harmony, he had abstained from political allusions on the pre- sent occasion ; but be could not help deploring the measure now passing, in the suspension of a bill on which depended our dearest interests— the palladium of our liberties.— The insti actions ot hi he should at all times cheerfully obey, and if On the present occasion he had been deficient in words, lie trusted lie should not be found deficient in feeling. The conclusion of bin speech was marked by toud and repeated cheering. The' thanks of the Hall were then given to the Mayor for his conduct; who returned thanks, and the meeting was dissolved. FRAUD PREVENTED TO counteract the many attempts that are — daily made to impose on the unwary a spurious composition instead of the Genuine Blacking prepafed by Day aud Martin, ( hey are induced to S. lopt a liefir Label in which their signature and address, 97, HIGH HOLBORN, ispluc d so conspicuously in the centr" of the Labcl^ that they trust an attention to this, ami the difference ot the type which is unlike all letter- press, will enable purchasers at onee to detect the imposition; The Real Japan BLACKING, made and sold whole. | rale by DAY and MARTIN. 97, High Holbrrn, and retailed by the principal Grocers, Druggists; Book- sellers, Ironmongers, Perfumers, Boot- Makers, < Sc. in the United Kingdom. In Bottles at ( id, 1,?, and Is. (' d. each, A copy of the Label will be. with all Venders. . GENTLEMEN FARMERS, GRAZIERs, SUCKLERS, & c. & c. will fmd. it a great conve- nience and saving, to keep HOUNSOMEs CALVES CORDIAL, for preventing and curing the SCOURING Or FLUX in Cattle, also far promoting their Strength and improving their Condition, which experience Con- tinues to prove in the. worst of cases. Sold Wholesale by J ELLIOT, Ashford, Kent; and at Messrs. Newbery and Son's old established Medicine constituents | Warehouse, No. 15, St. Paul's Church- yard, London J Mr. BARNETT'S friends immediately proceeded to chair him, and after parading the principal streets i retired to the King's Head Inn, to a dinner given by Mr. S. F. Waddington next rose, and in a long inco- 1 the amusements of the day were herent speech, proposed an amendment noticing the uostu - d clvlc Udl!- all Habeas Corpus Act, the. dismission of Ministers, and other topics; Reform, Retrenchment, & r. to which Mr. Calcraft replied, observing that the Petition in- tended to be presented to the House of Commons, com- bined all these points ; but that if not approved, this might be substituted as an amendment. After a long conversation oil the point of order of proceeding, in which Mr. John Smith, M. P. Sir W. Geary, and Mr. G. Wm, Finch Hatton, took part; the amendment was put by the High Sheriff, and negatived by a large majority. The address as originally proposed was then carried, and ordered to be signed by the High Sheriff, and presented by him and the County Members. Mr. W. P. Honywood, apologizing for his inefficiency next moved the Petition to the House of Commons ( for a copy of which see the advertisement)), commenting as lie. proceeded, on the different subjects to which it alluded, and observing, that as all Governments were constituted for the good of the governed, the people, while they gave allegiance, had a right to expect pro- tection. He concluded with proposing the Petition for the adoption of the Meeting. Mr. Edwurd Darell bad great pleasure in seconding the motion. Mr. Waddington again addressed the Meeting, in another long speech, which he concluded by moving an adjournment. Mr. G. Wm. Finch Hatton opposed the petition as not founded on facts, contrasted the situation of this country as compared with that of the other nations of Europe, where the scourge of war had prevailed, and emphatically observed, that time and patience, aided by economy and retrenchment, would cure all the evils under which the country laboured.—[ Mr. H. was fre- quently interrupted during his speech.] Sir Robert Wilson next presented himself to the meeting as a freeholder of the county, and urged in powerfullangwagcalj thetopicsembracedin the petition. Sir E. Knatchbull congratulated the gallant General on his return to hiscountiy, after having fought her battles, but differed from him in some expressions which he had used. He agreed in the principle that the governors ought to attend to the good of the governed, and pro- ceeded to shew what the House of Commons had done' and were doing for that purpose. In the army, navy, ordnance, and miscellaneous service, reductions had been made to the amount. of nearly seven millionssince January, 1810. All civil officers are brought back to that state in which they were before the. war which commenced in 1793. Also very large reductions have been made, and are still making in all our foreign pos- sessions with the view to having no expense beyond whatexisted in 1793. A total abolition of all sinecure places in future..— The expenditure of last year was forty millions less than the preceding year on the ave rage of ( lie four preceding years. Mr. Calcraft could not agree with the Hon. Baronet, as he daily witnessed a contempt in that House for the distresses of the people. Sir Edw. Knatchbull observed, that if what he had stated was not correct, no faith ought to be placed in his word in future. With respect to the petition, lie should feel it his duty, if so requested to present it, but would not pledge himself to support it; he should re- serve himself till the question was discussed, and then give his opinion like an honest man. Sir Wm. Geary held it right to state he was an advo- cate for constitutional Reform. He had now sat for three parliaments, and lie was convinced that the votes, manner, and mode of election were totally subversive ot tlint constitution, he was sent to protect. He con- jured the meeting not to be diverted from their object, but to press petitions from every quarter, and be doubled not the voice of the people would ultimately be | ieard. Mr. G. Wm. Finch Hatton observed, that the Hon. Gent, ( Mr. Calcraft,) had once been in office, and no- thing was heard from him thenof economy and retrench- ment- alluding to the interruptions which had taken place while be was speaking, lie added, that he was as much actuated by patriotism as any man, but as gentle- men of opposite opinions, were denied a hearing, some other mode of shewing their loyally and love for their country must, and be doubted not, would be resorted to Sir Wm Geary said, there was at all similar meetings a1 ways some clamour and noise, but he thought the Hon. Gent, had been perfectly heard. Mr. Waddington again addressed the Meeting, but wandering from the subject, be was called to order by the High Sheriff, and the cry of" Question" being now very general, the High Sheriff put the motion of ad journment, which was immediately negatived, there being only one hand ( that of the mover) held up for it, the Petition, as proposed, was then adopted, on a shew of bands, there being a large majority iu its favour. Mr. T. L. Hodges then moved, that the Petition be signed by the High Sheriff, on behalf of the Meeting, and presented by the Members of the county. Mr Calcraft observed, tiiat as one of the Hon. Mem- bers did not concur in the object of it, it should be en- trusted to Sir Wm. Geary. | Sir Edw. Knatchbull —" I have not the least objection,' I shall be ill my place, and I hope he will be in bis." Sir Wm. Geary—" I shall have the greatest gratifica- tion in presenting it, and I trust it will have effect. I will do all in my power to restore tt> the people a full, fair, and free representation." Mr. G. Wm. Finch Hatton repeated his objection toit. Mr. T. L. Hodges congratulated the Meeting on the disposal of the question, and had now to propose a re- solution which be trusted should have their full con- currence, and give the utmost satisfaction to the county. He then moved a resolution of thanks to Marquis Cam- den for his late patriotic conduct ( for which see adver- tisement in front page.) Sir Edw. Knatchbull was never more happy than to second the motion. He had studiously avoided all allu- sion to the subject, because he was aware of the feelings of the Noble Marquis. Mr. Calcraft would recommend its adoption, as an ex- ample to others, of what the Noble Marquis had so li- berally done. The motion was put and carried unani- mously. Sir Wm. Geary next ph> posed the thanks to the High Sheriff, which was seconded by Mr. T, Rider, and also carried unanimously. The High Sheriff made his acknowledgments and de- clared the Meeting dissolved. The Assemblage which was asnnmerous as it has been of latent similar Meetings, immediately dispersed— there were none of the Noblemen, and but a small portion of the geutlemen of lbs county present. THE PRINCE REGENT'S LEVEE, & c. Thursday his Royal Highness the Prince Regent held a Levee at Carleton- house, which was most numerously attended. The company began to arrive soon after one o'clock and con- tinued to assemble till past three. The most distinguished persons present were, the foreign Ambassadors, the Dukes of York, Clarence, and Gloucester, the Grand Duke Nicholas, Prince Esterhazy, the Lord Chancellor, and the rest of the Cabinet Ministers; the Archbishops of Can- terbury, York, and Tuam; the Recorder of Lon- don, the High Sheriffs of Lancaster and Surrey, the Mayor of Norwich, the Dean of Westminster, the Lord. Advocate of Scotland, and the Presi- dent of the Board of Trade. After the Levee, Lieut.- Gen. Sir R. Jones, of the East India Company's Service, was intro- duced into the royal presence, and kneeling, received the honour of Knighthood ; after which, the Regent having received from Sir G. Naylor, the Insignia, was pleased to invest Sir Richard as Knight Commander of the Bath. The Duke of Marlborough then had an audience, and deli- vered to his Royal Highness the Ribband and Order of the Garter, worn by the late Duke, bis father. His Royal Highness afterwards gave audiences to the Russian Ambassador, Lords Sidmonth and Castlereagh, Mr. Canning, & c. The Addresses presented were extremely nu- merous, as were also the presentations. and Retailed at this Office, and by most Venders of Medicine in the Kingdom. Dr. Freeman's Drops, or ( Juttee Su'utaree. [ MI E character of thissafe and most efficacious Medicine is well known by the. testimony ofthou- sands, nnd daily experience sufficiently proves its un- rivalled merit as a remedy for all SCORBUTIC AND VENERAL COMPLAINTS. To the afflicted in these diseases is earnestly recommended the early use of this Medicinejfrom which they maybe assured of obtaining immediate relief, and eventually a permanent cure, if persevered in agreeablv to the directions given. Sold ill Bottles at 2s. 9d. 4s. Cd. lis. and 22s. DR. FREEMAN'S ITCH OINTMENT Is an effectual remedy for the Itch by a single appli- cation. The innocency of its composition and the cer- tainty of a radical cure by once dressing, have recom- mended it to the use of various Hospitals, and maiiy of the Faculty. Only Is. Ifd. per box, which is sufficient for one Person. Be careful to ask for Or. Freemun's Itch Ointment. Sold by J. V. HALL, Printer of this Paper, Browne and Co., Tyrrell, and Prance, Maidstone ; Stedman, Mailing; Sprauge, Tunbridge Wells; Titford, Cran- brook; Clout, Sevenoaks; Wheeler, Battle; Cook, Rye; Allen, Lydd, Andrews and Elliot, Ashford; Tozer, Chatham; Paines, Rochester; Spencer, lirave- send: and most Medicine Venders in every town. Carleton House, March 1.— This day his Ex cellency the Baron Fagel, Ambassador Extraor- dinary and Plenipotentiary from his Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Lux- embourg, had an audience of his Royal Highness, to deliver a Letter from his Sovereign, together with a Letter from his Royal Highness the Prince of Orange, announcing the birth of his son, and requesting his Royal Highness the Prince Regent and her Majesty to be godfather and godmother to the young Prince; to which his Royal High- ness was graciously pleased to signify Lis consent. A Gazette was published on Thursday night, containing Addresses to the Prince Regent, on his escape from the late treasonable attack on his person, from the Bishop and Clergy of Lon- don and Westminster; the Bishops and Clergy of St. Asaph ; the Borough of Wallingford, & c. Royal Patronage.— It is with grateful satis- faction we announce, that their Serene and Royal Highnesses the Princess Charlotte and Prince Cobourg have not only contributed largely to- wards the support of the poor British lace ma- nufacturers at Honiton, in Devonshire, but have also kindly condescended to become the Patron and Patrouess of the establishment of that bu- siness there.-- The Lord Mayor has received from the Royal Pair a donation of 30l. for the above humane and laudable purpose, together with various other sums from several distinguish- ed philanthropic characters. A few days ago Col. St. Leger received a let- ter from her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, that she intended to be in Kensington in a short time, and to order her apartments to be got ready for her. Application was accord- ingly made to Mr. Mash, of the Chamberlain's Office. Mr. Hieronimus, who has been in Eng- land some weeks, sent a cart- load of boxes to Dover, on Saturday and he went on Tuesday morning from the White Bear to Paris, to wait her return there. The Grand Duke Nicholas is to embark at Dover in the Royal Sovereign yacht, Captain Edward Owen , on the 13th of this month. We doubt not that his Royal Highness will leave this Country with a very favourable impression, as it has been the earnest intention of the Prince Regent and Ministers to shew all possi- ble attention to him ; and the Heads of every scientific, literary commercial, manufacturing establishment, & c. & c. & c. have been emulous to manifest the same respect. We can confi- dently say, that his Royal Highness will leave upon the minds of all who have had the pleasure and the honour of any intercoure with him, a gratifying- sense of his affable manners, intelli- gent mind and laudable anxiety to acquire every species of useful knowledge which this Country could impart. It is privately stated, in the higher circles, that his Grace the Duke of Devonshire has ac- cepted an invitation ofthe Grand Duke Nicholas, to accompany him on his return to Russia; where, and in visiting other foreign countries, his Grace intends to pass the ensuing summer. Waterloo Bridge is to be opened on the 18th of June, the anniversary of the memorable and glorious victory. On this occasion the Duke of Wellington will come from Cambray, and will be the first to ride over it with his Royal Highness the Prince Regent. Guy's Popular Geography for Schools. 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For Particulars, apply lo RObeRt WEAR, Red- Cross- street, Boro', if by Letter post paid, will be attended to. — S^ vT HOUSE OF COMMONS. FRIDAY, MARCH 7. Mr. Vansittart, in answer to SirG. Clerk, satda Com- mission of scientific men was about to be appointed to enquire into the subject of the equalization of weights ami measures.— Mr. Bennet gave notice that he would, 011 Monday, move for thc re- appointment Ufa Committee to inquire into the Police of the Metropolis.— Petitions for reform, retrenchment, fee., were received from va- rious places.— On the motion of Mr. Calcraft, the name of Mr. Tierney was struck off the list of the Finance Committee, 011 the ground of indisposition, and Mr. Calcraft was nominated in his stead. Lord Castlereagh intimated that the Committee would not report till after Easter. — Mr. Calcraft presented petitions iron) several parishes in Dorsetshire, on the snhjeotof the poor rates. One of these parishes had only 570 inhabitants, nnd - 119 of them were receiving parish relief. The rates amounted to 18 or 19 shillings in the pound. Another petition was from a parish which contained 1300 inha- bitants, not one in seven of whom were independent ol parish aid. Here, those rateable to the poor paid a guinea in the, pound. In one of these parishes- every farmer had given notice to quit, and in the other seve- ral, so that, the rate next year would fall heavy on those who remained. Lord Castlereagh condemned Ihe prac- tice of paving labourers in husbandry by poor rates instead of wages, as degrading them into paupers, and improperly augmenting the rates much beyond what the. real distress of the country demanded. In fact, sometimes fifteen shillings iu the twenty of nominal rate was merely wages disguised. After a pretty general conversation, the petitions were laid on the table.— A petition from Horsham for reform gave rise to a long discussion, as it was stated that a number of tbe signa- tures were in the same hand writing. It was however at last received. — Sir F. Burdett presented^ petition from Belfast, praying for reform. General Mitchell declared that the petition did not contain the sentiments of the majority ofthe loyal people of Belfast. It cauie from those who had played a prominent part in the late rebellion in Ireland. Sir I. Burdett said, ihe people of Belfast considered the Gallant Gen. as representing Lord Donegal, and not Belfast, which was the reason they had employed him to present the petition. General Mitchell said, he had never seen Lord Donegal in his life. The. petition was ordered to be laid on the table; as were several other petitions presented by Sir F. Burdett for similar objects. —— SATURDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, CROWN- OFFICE, MARCH 8. Member returned to serve in Parliament, City of Rochester— James Barnet, Esq, BANKRUPTS. G. Rochester, Liverpool, merchant— J, Middleton, King's Lynn, Norfolk, insurance- broker— J. Lush, Fromec Selwood, Somerset, clothier — T. Lea. Stapenhill, Derby, dealer— G. Huxham, Black- hall, Devon, seeds- man— L. Dunn, George- street, Mile- end- road, rope- makpr— E. Pugh, Lewes, Sussex, shop- keeper— G. Price, Threadneedle- street, hardwareman— J. Foster, Liverpool, timber- merchant— T. Willerton, Coventry, ribbon- manufacturer.— R. Ardern, Stockport, Chester, hatter— A. Collinson, Wakefield. York, boat- builder— W. Grice, Frodsham, Chester, tanner— J. Baber, St. James's- street, dress- maker.— W. Scott, Nottingham, lace- manufacturer.— M. Meddex, Bread- street, mer- chant— J. Davison, Warwick- court, Holborn, merchant — R. Blackwell, Manchester, manufacturing chemist, DIVIDENDS. March 29. S. and W. Lynnell and E. Perkins, Chatham, grocers. INTELLIGENCE FROM CHINA. Advices have been received from Canton of so recent a date as the I7lh of November. Lord Amherst was on his return to Canton, without accomplishing the object of his mission. Du- ring his stay at Pekin, which was about a fort- night he made every exertion to procure an in- terview wilh the Emperor, without submitting to the degrading prostrations which are im- posed by the Court etiquette of China upon those who are suitors for an introduction to the Imperial presence. Finding the Emperor, how- ever, inflexible upon this point, from the in- trigues of the Mandarins, he left Pekin on the 7th September, and was expected to reaeh Can- ton about the end of November. Presents were exchanged, and his Lordship is said to be the bearer of a letter from the Emperor to the Prince Regent, though the Prince Regent's letter to him had ngt been received. In addition to the above intelligence, Ihe letters from Canton contain the particulars of an unpleasant affair, ia which the Alceste was involved. It appears that Ihe Chinese had taken some offence against Captain Maxwell, in consequence of which a number of war boats were stationed round the Alceste, and attempts were made lo intercept her supplies from the shore. No answer having been made to his endeavours to procure an ex- planation of the cause of his having been placed under this insulting sort of quarantine, Captain Maxwell resolved upon changing his anchorage, with the intention of more clearly ascertaining the views of the Chinese, before he should re- sort to extremities. The Alceste accordingly weighed anchor, and proceeded up the river to the second bar. The war boats, however, soon followed ; and as the frigate approached Chun Pee they fired at her, first with blank cartridge, and next with shot. Captain Maxwell returned their fire, in the first instance, with pow- der only, but finding that had not the effcct of preventing them from following him, he sent a single shot over the Admiral's boat^ merelv to in- timidate them. This had the desired effect. Upon a signal frum the Chinese Admiral, the flotilla ceased firing and stood off. At this pe- riod Captain Maxwell brought the Alceste to an anchor, in expectation of some communication from the Governor; but having waited, without receiving; any, until the evening, he weighed again, and stood towards the Bogue. The boats which followed him at a respectful distance, now began to throw up rockets, and to make other signals, which were promptly answered from the forts in the Bogue. As the frigate ad- vanced, lanterns continued to be hoisted at the different forts until they became an entire blaze of light, and the ramparts were seen crowded with people. Two forts, one on the right, the oilier 011 the left, suddenly opened a tremendous cross- fire on the Alceste, without, however, any other damage than that of hev receiving three or four shots in the hull, where they stuck The wind heading the frigate in the narrow part of the Bogue, Captain Maxwell was obliged to make a tack, which brought him within pistol- shot of the principal fort, mounting 40 guns, lie resolved to avail himself of this cir- cumstance, in order to chastise the insolence of the Chinese. He took a station which enabled him to bring his guns to bear on both forts, and and gave orders for action. His command was received with three cheers by the crew, who, wilh a rapidity which overwhelmed the Chinese with astonishment, discharged two successive broadsides starboard and larboard,— The fire SeditiOuS MEETINGS BILL. The Bill for the more effectually preventing Seditious, Meetings and Assemblies, bus received ihe following additions in the Committee :— The number of persons not peimittted tomeet together on political grievances, without notice being given by seven housekeepers in Ihe newspapers, & c. is fixed at fifty and upwards.— No meeting, held in virtue of such previous notice, to be adjourned to any futureday. The Act not to extend to Freemasons' lodges; nor to declaration approved by two magistrates; nor to any meeting or society of the people commonly called Quakers; nor to any meeting or society assembled for purposes of a religious or cha- ritable nature only.— All fines, penalties, or forfeitures, exceeding 201. incurred under the Act, may be reco- yeied by action of debt within three months after being incurred. No person to be prosecuted under Ibis Act for having been, before the passing of this Act, a mem- ber of any society or club declared to be an unlawful combination and confederacy, if such person shall not, iu any manner, have acted as a member of such society or club after the passing of the Act.— No person to be prosecuted by virtue of this Act for any thing done or committed contrary to its provisions, unless such prosecution shall be commenced within six calendar months after the offence. HABEAS CORPUS ACT. To the Editor of the MAIDSTONE JOURNAL, SIR, TUE final issue ofthe debates of last week, afford to my mind a very satisfactory proof that the great majo- rity of both houses were fully convinced ofthe neces- sity ofthe new laws; but I am not sorry thatthe oppo- sition was eOmidei able both in taleuts nnd vigour. This ought to allay, in some measure, the fears of those who tremble, or affect to tremble, at tbe suspension of the Habeas Corpus -. because, if I m, ay use tbe phrase, it plai- ces a sort of restriction around our Ministers, who will he careful not to employ the extraordinary powers granted to them in a manner which they cannot justify. It has been complained, however, that more time was not allowed for the country to petition against these new Bills. But wore lime, with submission to those who make this complaint, might have perhaps had a very opposite effect, and produced, as it did in 1.795, as many, or nearly as many petitions for as against these Bills. Those, who would make themselves perfectly ac- quainted with the state of Parliamentary opinion, and of public opinion in 1785, against what were called the Pitt and Grenville Bills, would do well to consult a bulky volume published at that time, entitled a " His- tory of the two Acts"— provided they can procure it— for, after all the commotion raised throughout every part of the country, for six weeks, during the discus- sion of these two Acts, this publication sunk into ob- livion, and wa? turned into waste paper, and the public in a few months thought no more ofthe two Acts; and many were no doubt greatly surprised, that the busi- ness of trade, commerce, aud common life, went on just as usual. The truth la, that in all snch eases, declamation is substituted for argument. We are now, tor example, told, that when the Habeas Corpus Act is suspended, the libertiesof the people are placed in the hands of Ministers. This I call mere declamation, because it confounds general and individual. The liberties of the People can mean only the liberties of the whole nation ; and it is a gross absurdity, as well as a gross falsehood, to suppose that they can be placed in the hands of any Ministers, or any Sovereign. At worst, all that the suspension of the Habeas Corpus can dcduct from the liberty of the subject, is the power Ministers will have to act against certain individuals, suspected of practices tending to disturb the peace of the country. Now, although it may be granted that the suspicions enter- tained against some of these individuals may be ill. founded, aud that their imprisonment may bo a hard- ship; the question presents itself, in the present state of popular delusion, and when we have really but a choice of evils, whether the individual hardships of these persons be not a less evil than for Government to suffer the late turbulent proceedings to be renewed, and the seditious Societies to continue, which have so fre- quently and so generally alarmed the Public i Again, if the fear still predominates that persons may- be unjustly apprehended and unjustly confined, I con- tend that all this may happen without any violation of the Constitution, or of the general liberty ofthe subject: and I contend further, that it is in fact don « every day, by every Magistrate, as appears by the trials in our criminal Courts. We constantly hear of some persons committed on suspicion, and remanded from day to day, in hopes of evidence to commit them, and [ it length discharged for want of such evidence; yet whoever thought of reviling the Magistrate with the name of tyrant or oppressor ? Because an innocent mail may Sir Edward Owen is appointed tor the conveyance of the Grand Duke Nicholas to Ostend. His Serene Highness will embark for that port with his » nite early ill this week from the Downs. His Grace the Duke of Devonshire accompanies him. A number of patent ploughs and other implements of agriculture which the Grand Duke Nicholas has purchased on his late tour are arrived at St. Alban's House, Stratford- place, where they will be packed for embarkation. A letter from Calais, dated Wednesday, states the following curious circumstance:—" Two packets arri- ved this day from Dover; they both landed their pas- sengers at the same time ; in one was a man wh'o had stolen a horse and gig, which he had with him; and in the other was his pursuers. He was seized on the beach, but upon agreeing to give up the property, they suffered him to depart, and shortly after they re- eiii- barked." Extraordinary Mendicant.— A man named Brookes, who had for many years subsisted by begging in the Borough, lately departed this life there, worth upwards of £ 4,000 in land and houses.— Several years ago he purchased, in another person's name, a landed estate in the neighbourhood of Woolwich, fearing that if he had it conveyed to himself it might take wind, and al- together destroy his favourite pursuit of mendicity. At the time of his demise there were four new houses, but not nearly finished, in the Borough- road, which were built with his money, but were prevented from being finished by an accident very serious in its result, and produced entirely by his original attachment to deception. The builder over- reached him in the con- tract, and after obtaining <£ 1,200 of his money, refused to finish them, which preyed so strongly on his mind, that in a fit of despair he put au end to his life, by firing a pistol into his mouth. MARRIED. Feb. 27, at West Malling, by the Rev. Mr. Bates, Mr. Charles Week', of Banning, to Miss Francis Cummins, of Teston. On Tuesday last, by the Rev. Thomas Kirkbank-, Mr. Michael Minter, grazier, of Tenterden, to Ann, youngest daughter of Mr. Weller, Place House. March S, at. Sandwich, Mr. James Coleman, of the Royal Oak Inn, Ashford, to Miss S. Gardener, of Sandwich. March 6, at Canterbury, Mr. A. Marsh, tailor, to Miss F. Hooper, both of that city. DIED. A few days since, in London, Mr. William Vinten, formerly of the Castle Inn, in this town. On Friday se'nnight, at Tenterden, after a long and painful illness which she bote, with great fortitude, Mary Timson, only daughter of Mr, John Timson, bricklayer of Tenterden, in the 21th year of her age ; much beloved by all her friends cud acquaintance. In the Precincts, Canterbury, at 12 o'clock the Gth inst. in the 95th year, Mrs. Milles, widow of the Rev. Charles Milles. March 2, at her house, Lower- street, Deal, at the advanced ago of 88, Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrence, relict of t| ie late George. Lawrence, esq. many years his Ma- jesty's Naval Storekeeper at that place. March I, of a paralytic attack after a few minutes illness, Mr. Henry Bailey, of Best- street, Chatham,, aged 66. MAIDSTONE MARKET, Mar eh 6, 1317. Wheat l- ed..., 70s to 110s j Tick Beans 448 to 52* Do. white... 89s to 120s [ Small ditto.., 50s to 60a Barley,,,. 28s to 09s j Grey Pease. .. IBs to 51s Oats ...... 24s to 40s Uoil'ing ditto50s to 56* of the forts instantly ceased, the innumerable- fbe thus treated, who ever imputed the blame to auy lanterns disappeared as if by magic, and all was suddenly involved in total darkness and silence. The Alceste was quietly suffered to proceed to her destination ; and what is most singular, up to the 17th of November not the slightest no- tice had been taken ofthe affair by the Governor of Canton. He neither gave nor demanded an explanation, but continued to grant permission for the British vessels to enter the river, as if nothing had occurred to interrupt the harmony between the two nations. It remaining to be ascertained in what light he may have repre- sented the affair to the Court of Pekin. We are happy to learn that there were none killed oi wounded on board the Alceste.— Englishman. € OEN= EXCllAN GE, MONDAY, MARCH lo, 1817. Wc have had but short supplies of most articles of Grain since this day se'nnlght, and there was a mo- derate arrival of Wheat this morning, chiefly from Essex nod Kent.— The superfine Runs were cleared off in the eaily part of the morning, at. an advance of : riin 3s. to 4s. per quarter; but we did not observe a similar improvement in inferior parcels, or even in old Wheats, nnd towards the close of the market the sales made were not on such favourable terms. Fine Barleys were a trifle dearer; nnd Beans, both old and new, solti ' on'full as good terms.- Hog Pease and good Boilers, fully support our last quotation.— Fine Oats sold at an advance of about Is. Iiaving had but very short arrivals ; but other kinda still meet a heavy sale.— Wc have not heard ofaay alteration in Flour. RETURN PRICE OF GRAIN, on Board of Shipi Essex Red Wt. I ( new) Fine * < Jflsl04t Ditto White 70s88s, fine S8 » l08s Superfine 1 l « sl24s 65s 83s It is now understood that the persons com n. itted on charges of high treason will not be brought to trial till early in May, This delay is attributable to the period which will elapse be- fore the conclusion of Ihe circuit, and tiie cir- cumstance of the Old Bailey Sessions occurring immediately afterwards. The trials will take place at tiie Old Bailey Sessions House. Recorder's Report.— Saturday the Recorder made a Report to the Prince Regent of the fol- lowing prisoners under sentence of death, con- victed in January last, viz. Francis Phillips, John Jones, John Cashman, Peter Johnson, Mary Johnston, Thomas Goodhall, John Cochrane, James Sims, Harriet Sleigh, John Stafford, Chas. Hughes, Joseph Dawson, Chas. Erick, Andrew Barton, James Frampton, John Lawrence, James Freeman, John Irvine, James Hatton, Wm. Todd, and Samuel Bowen; when John Cashman was ordered for execution on Wednesday next, the I2lh inst. opposite the house of Mr. Beckwith, in Skinner- street; and Andrew Barton and James Frampton, on Friday next, the 14lh inst. at the usual place of execution before Newgate. Cashman received the intimation of his awful fate wilh the utmost composure. OXFORD CIRCUIT^— OXFORD, MARCH 7. Setting Fire to Hay Stacks.— Wm. Archer, an opulent farmer ( who has been out upon his recognisance), was indicted capitally for wick- edly and maliciouslv setting fire to two ricks on the 27th of ., July last, at the parish of Great Bourton, the property of Ann Buckett; and John Haycock, also a respectable farmer, was capitally indicted for feloniously setting the said ricks on fire, or with being an accessary thereto. A multitude of witnesses was called in favour of the prisoners, but upon cross- examination their evidence was manifestly prevaricative. The Jury consulted for nearly an hour, and then pro nounced both prisoners guilty ; and Mr. Justice Park immediately passed sentence of death on them, without holding out the slightest hope of a reprieve. The trial occupied the Court 11 hours, thing else than the natural imperfection which adheres to all human laws and institutions, and to which rea- sonable men submit, because they think more of a general good than a partial evil. I am willing, therefore, to consider the suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act as'an evil, in a certain degree, hut I think it a much greater evil in theory than in prac. tice and therefore it has been found a much finer sub- ject for declamation than argument. L. L. P. S. I perceive that the insurrection of the 2d of December, has been made the subject of wit by certain orators; and many good jokes have been passed on the waggon and the old stocking.— Perhaps some of your Readers can inform me whether Mr. Piatt ( who was shot by some of the Spa- fields rioters), and his family, have joined in the laugh at these well- timed jokes! MAIDSTONE, March 11. —' S — Wc are happy to learn that a Requisition, bearing the signatures of the most respectable inhabitants of this town, has been sent to the Mayor, requesting he would call a'meeting for the purpose of addressing the I'rince Regent, 011 his late fortunate escape from the daring and outrageous attempt upon his Royal Person in returning from the Parliament- house; and, however at variance the political opinions of our fellow towns- men may be, we feel confident that as Englishmen, and as MEN OF KENT, there can be but one sentiment as to the abhorrence with which we equally view an ii.-. uli offered to the nation at large in the presentative of the SOVEREIGN. It gives great pleasure, to learn, that the Earl of Darnley has sent a second benevolent donation (£' 2">) lo the Society for the relief of the Labouring Poor of Chatham. A handsome donation of twenty pounds was, on Friday se'nnight remitted to the Committee of the As- sociation for the relief of the Poor of Chatham, from Mrs. Cartier, of Bedgebury Park, in this county. That distinguished polemical divine, Herbert Marsh, the new Bishop of Llandaff, preached at the Chapel Royal on Sunday, being for tbe first time since his elevation to the episcopal dignity. Yesterday se'nnight, the shop of Mr. Gegan, glazier, of ibis tow n, was entered in the day time, by some evil disposed person, who stole therefrom, a valuable patent glazier's diamond. The Report made to the Superintendant of Hulks by the Rev. Edward Edwards, Chaplain to the Bellerophon hulk at Sheerness, ends with saying," I should be happy if some work could be found out for the employment of those who are liberated by the expiration of their sentences, but who have no friends to assist them. This ( I am persuaded) would be the means of keeping many from lapsing into their former vices. Commitments to the County Gaol, since our last. Jane Cuckow, charged with breaking open the dwel- ling- house of George French, at Meopham, and stealing thereout <£ 8 7s. ( id. ashirt, leg of pork, his property — Michael Corfew and James Bryan, charged with as-: saulting, putting in fear, and taking from the person ol James Sharp, on the 14th Sept, at Wrotham, a pocket book,, containing .£ 6, one guinea, his property.— Thomas Light and Thomas Butler, charged with break- ing into the dwelling- house of Mrs. Rammell, at Eastry, on tbe 2d March, and stealing £ 225 .5s. 7d. her pro- perty.— Thomas Scott, Wm. Butcher, John Crump, and Thomas King, charged with stealing at Erith, 14 chests of tea, and 0 cheeses, the property of William, John, and Jonathan Marshall — Wm. and Mary Price, Charged with stealing one sheep, the property of John Williams. 4 — Josiah West, charged with stealing a cake of cop- per, & c, the property of his Majesty, Rye Barley .... Fine Malt Fine Hog Pease 50s GOs 22k 30s 40* 45s 7f) » 80& 82s 90s 4( is 43* Maple Pease.. . 48s 54* White . 50s 5.1J Boilers . 55s 62 s Small Beans... . 30s Tick Beans .... .. 25s 35s Feed Oats .... . 16s 31s Fine • —* — s Poland ditto .. . 16s Fine , --• » — s Potatoe ditto.. .. 34s 40, Fine.. .. — s — i PRICE OF FLOUR MONDAY Town made Flour 100sR) 5s Ditto Seconds, .. SislCOs Norfolk anci \ Stockton $ 70s 90s Essex & Stiff. Fl. Bran, Fine Pollard ..., SGSLOO*. lis 12 » 17s 2a » SMITHF1ELD— MONDAY, MARCH 10. To sink the Offal per stone of Slbn. Beef 3s 8d to 4s & d I Veal .... 5s Od to 6 » id Mutton .. - Is Id to 5- s 4d | Pork.... 4a Od to 5s Od Lamb, Os. Oil. to Os. Od. Head of Cattle this Day. about 2325 I Calves ISO- .(.... 15S80 Pigs 22 » Beasts, SlieCp NEWGATE ami LEADENHALL MARKETS. By the Carcase. Beef ... Mutton. .. 3s Od to 4 .. 3s 8d to 4 Lamb, Os Veal Pork . Od. to Os. Oil. 4s Od to 6s 0< i 4s Od to 5* Od PRICE OF LEATHER. Butts, 50 to 5:> lbs each per lb.... Ditto, 06 to ( iSibs each Merchants' Backs Dressing Hides Fine Coach Hides Crop Hides, 35 to 40lbs for cutting. Ditto 45 to 501 bs Calf Skins 30 to 401bs Ditto 50 to 701bs Ditto 70 to 80lhs Small Seals ( Greenland) Large ditto per dozen RAW HIDES. .. 20 d to 22 d ... 23 d to 24d ...— tf te — d .. 14d to Ifiili .. I5id to ltd ... tod to 17il ... 17* 15; to 20d ,.. 19d to 21 d ... 21d to " fid ... 20d to 24d ... 24d to 28d ... 80s to 110s Best lleifers and Steers, per st.— 2s 8d to 3s Od Middlings- is 4d to 2s 6( 1 Ordinary lslOl to 2s Oil Market Calf each 7s Oa Eng. Horse — s. to 9s. 6a PRICES OF HAY AND STRAW. Sf. James's. ..' il 10s Od to 6/ 0. « Od— Average, 41 IJj. s fl. J . At 1 Ga. Od to 21 5s Oil— Average, 21 Os Cil Whiteckupel. . .51 Os Od to 61 0.1 Od— Average, 5/ His Od . .1 i lS. v Od to 2/ 6* Od - Aveiage, 21 2s Od .. Gl 12s Od to 7/ 12s Od— Average, 7/ Sniilhfitld. . . il 10s Od to Of Os Od— Average. 51 In & Xew2/ 15s Od to 41 Os Od— Aveiage, 3/ Stray ... U 16s Od to 21 5s ( W—- Average, 21 Clover .. 0/ l() » 0;! to 71 10s Oil— Average, 61 Inferior.. Of Os Od to 01 Os Od— Average 0/ Hay .. Straw.. Hay . Strav • - Clover Hay 2s tid 5.1 Od 7s ai Os c<# 10s Od Os Od S » . James's Mark. Os Gd Clare Market... ,0s Od Whitechapel Mark, 3s 5£ d Per stone of 81b. 3s 5| d Average ..,, 8s 5| d Town Tallow Gls Od — s Yellow Russia' 59s Od — s White ditto ., — s Od — s PRICE OF TALLOW. White Soap.. Melting Stuff Ditto Rough Graves Good Dregs . Yellow Soap Mottled Curd Palm 57s d - r- « — s Od - 16 a — s Od 30s ... 7s — d 7s 8 ( is 94s SSa 94 » Bank Stock NavvS per Ct. 99| 4 per Cent. [ 3 per Cent. Red. 1 3 per CI. Co 115. PRICE OF STOCKS. B. L. A. India Bonds, 10 pr. Excheq. Bills 2^ 6 7 5 pr. Omnium. C'oits. for 11th Apr. 70J
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