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


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Date of Article: 10/05/1817
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THE COLCHESTER x ryC^ fSx' in And General Advertiser for Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Herts. No. 176. Printed and Published ( for the Proprietors) by E. LANCASTER, No. 151, High- Street, Colchester. Price 7d. Price 7d. or in Quarterly Payments, at 8S. per Quarter. SATURDAY, May 10, 1817. COLCHESTER, No. 6, NORTH- HILL. j This paper is filled at Peele's and Johns Coffee- houses; at Newton and Co.'* < Warwick- Square ; Mr. Whites, S3, Fleet- Street; and at the Auction Mart. LODGINGS, with or without BOARD, suited for the Accommodation of Two Ladies, or a Gen- tleman and his Wife.- » Terms> moderate.— Apply as above COLCHESTER CORN MARKET. THE chief of the Farmers who usually attend the above Market, have come to the Resolution not to attend so early, as One o'clock, to offer their Samples, lor the ensuingSummer; butafter Threeo'Clock they will attend ; and tor the; future, they will attend in the earlier Part of the Day only Four Months in the Year, viz. November, December, January, and February. The above Time has the approbation of most of the Corn Buyers, and, with a very few exceptions, nearly all the Farmers. Above 200 have signed a Resolution to the above effect, and a greater number are ready so to do. Signed on the behalf of those who have come to the above Resolutions BENJAii N ' VilMAN, Wivenhoe. THOMAS COOPER, Langenhoe. THOMAS MAY, West Mersea. ISAAC ROGERS, Ardleigh. JOHN VlNCE., Ditto. SAMUEL COOPER, Colchester. ROBERT BLOMFIELD, Ardleigh. JOHN ANGIER, Colchestcr. THOMAS KING. Little Bentley. THOMAS COOPER, Ardleigh. MERSEA ISLAND, ESSEX. TO the BE LET ON LEASE, From Michaelmas next, A Valuable DECOY POND and FARM; whole consisting- of upwards of Sixty Acres.— En- quire of Mr. Cock, East- hill, Colchester. ESSEX. Capital Freehold Estate, Three Hundred and Four Acres, between Aneley, Stifford, and Grays, on the Road to Southend. HARWICH ROYAL MAIL AND TELEGRAPH COACHES, TO AND FROM THE SPREAD- EAGLE INN, GRACECHURCH- STREET, LONDON, DAILY. Places and Parcels booked at the Plough, Bradfield; Thorn Inn. Mistfey; Packet, Manuingtree, and Three Cups Inn, Colchester. WILLIAM COLLEN, impressed with Grati- tude for the Favours he hub lor the last twenty years received, begs to inform his. Friends and the Public that lie has taken the above Concern, and earnestly so- licits the contiuuance of their Countenance and Support. The .- erious Losses which an extraordinary change in the times has produced, together. with an Obligation to pay a large Sum, for which, to serve others, lie became bound, and on account whereof his Property was made answer- able at the moment of the greatest depression in price, have reduced him to the necessity of beginning the world again*, a. i undertaking which, while it calls for every exertion, he should want the courage to attempt, if he did not rely on such assistance from the kindness of his Friends and the Public, as his future punctuality and at- tention may appear to merit, Harwich, April 12,1817. NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That JOHN BENNELL, Common Carter, of Colchester, hath assigned his Effects Messrs. Joseph Osborne, and Wil- liam S. Mason, for the Benefit of his Creditors; and that the Deed of Assignment is lying at Mr. Joseph Osborne's, Seedsman, St. Botolph's- street, for the Signature of the Creditors; who are hereby required to take Notice, That such of them who shall neglect to execute the same within Two Mouths from the Date hereof will be excluded the Benefit arising from said Effects; and all Persons who are indebted to the said John Bennell, are requested to pay the same into the bauds of the said Joseph Osborne, or W S. Mason, whoare authorized to give Discharges for the same. JOSEPH OSBORNE, for himself, and Colchester, April 19 1817 W. S. MASON. ABSCONDED, ON A CHARGE OF FELONY, From East Bergholt, Suffolk, on Sunday, May) 4, 1817, about Nine o'Ciock in the Morning, JOHN RICHARDSON, Labourer.— The said John Richardson is about Thirty- three Yearsof Age, pale and thin in the Face, rather deaf, has dark Hair, seems as if lie had been lately unwell, has a stiff Elbow, and our Hand much affected by the King's Evil. Hud on when he went away a dark Corduroy Jacket, Breeches of nearly the same Colour, light Worsted Stockings, and Boot Shoes, with rather a wide Riband round his Hat. Whoever will apprehend the said John Richardson, and bring him to th Constables of East Bergholt aforesaid, shall receive a REWARD of FIVE POUNDS, and all reasonable Expences Attending the same will be paid. N B. He was seen about Noon on the following Day near Rayleigh, Essex. BLUE POSTS INN, COLCHESTER, ESSEX. THE A NEF1T SOCIETY, MEMBERS of the PROVIDENT BE- are respectfully informed, that their EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY will be holden, as above, on Monday, the 26th of May, 1817. Dinner on Table at Two o'clock— Tickets2s. fid. each. CHRISTOPHER TYDEMAN, President TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR ROBINS, At Garraway's Coffee- house, in Exchange Alley, Corn- hill, Loudon, on Friday, the Kith Day of May, 1817, at Twelve o'Ciock, AVery eligible FREEHOLD ESTATE, GREAT MOLAND HALL; situate in the Parish ofSouth Ockendon, near Stifford, in the County of Essex; comprising agood FARM- HOUSE, with Offices, Garden, Orchard, spacious Farm- Yard, with excellent Barns, Sta- bles, Granary, Waggon and Cart- lodges, and various Out- buildings; and sundry Inclosures of Meadow, Pasture, Arable, and Wood Laud, the whole upwards of THREE HUNDRED AND FOUR ACRES, In a high state of cultivation, and in the occupation of the Proprietor, who has spared no expence in the farming of the Land; tile Buildings are in good repair; the Estate lies compact, and is most desirable for investment, or for occupation. About tea miles from Romford, and twenty from London. May be viewed by application to Mr. Turf, the Bailiff on the Farm, where particulars maybe had; and at the Dog and Partridge, Stifford; Ship, Grays ; White Hart, Broinley; Hotel, Purfleet; Black Boy, Chelmsford; White Hart, Brentwood and Romford; of Mr. Jackson, Gray's Inn; at Garraway's; and of Mr Robins, Warwick- street, Golden- square, Loudon; where a Plan of the Estate may be seen. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY HAWES AND FENTON, In Colchester Market, THIS DAY, the 10th of May, 1817, at Five o'Clock in the Afternoon, ACapital Suffolk Cart STALLION, rising Five Years old, warranted sound, free from vice, a good worker, full of bone, and of excellent symmetry— He will be shown in the Market one Hour before the Sale. Elegant modern Household Furniture, about Sixty Dozen fine- flavoured Claret, Madeira, and old fort Wines, rich Cut Glass, China, & c. No. 0, East- Hill, Colchester. - TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY HAWES AND FENTON, On the Premises, on Tuesday, May 13, 1817, and follow- ing Day, A LL the truly valuable, genuine, and elegant HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, China, Glass,& c. & c. of Colonel Sorel, leaving England; comprising a most superb 5 feet 5 four- post bedstead, carved mahogany feel pillars, rich chintz furniture, with draperies, lined with blue, and fringed; several elliptical tent, and other bed- steads and furnitures; nine fine bordered goose and other feather beds, bolsters, and pillows; wool and other mat- tresses, folding paillasses, fine Witney blankets, counter- panes, and quilts; mahogany circular- front and other chests of drawers, a good- 4- feet wardrobe, fine wood; japanned wash tables and stands; gentleman's mahogany dressing- stand, complete, bed- steps,& c. Superb drawing- room suit, including rose- wood sofa, card tables to match, on paw castors; Grecian couch, with chintz cover; an elegant chimney glass, in burnished gold frame, in one plate, 44 inches by 24; handsome rose- wood work- table; set of highly- finished chairs, with cushions; chintz window- curtains, with gold cornices; British Venetian carpet to the room, & c. Dining- Room— set of 4- feei- 6 patent ma- hogany dining tables, with seven shifting boards, on paw- castors; a fine- toned patent piano- forte, ( by Tomkinson ;) Turkey carpet; 4 feet mahogany secretary, with glazed doors, twisted column corners, brass moulding, fine wood; full- sized pedestal sideboard, with cellaret drawers, & c. highly finished ; set of Spanish mahogany chairs, with hair seats and brass mouldings; three pair of scarlet window- curtains and cornices; capital table clock by Hedge and Banister, & c. mahogany hall, cottage, anil japanned chairs ; wainscot, dining, and other tables ; Kid- derminster and other carpets, various valuable plated articles , neat white and brown table service, complete; china dessert ditto; rich cut glass decanters, wine and other glasses; with various useful kitchen and culinary requisites, as will appear in Catalogues, to be had, four days prior to the Sale, at the White Hart, Manningtree and Witham ; Marlborough, Dedham ; Chapel, Cogges- hall; and of the Auctioneers, Colchester.— Sale to begin each day at Eleven o'Ciock. N. B. The Furniture may be viewed on the Monday prior to the Sale, from Eleven till Three o'Clock. The. following is the PLAN of the PROVIDENT BENEFIT SOCIETY, established for the Support of its Members in Sickness, Infirmity, and Old Age; and for Burying its Members and their Wives; held at Mr. John Lingwood's, the Blue Posts Inn, St. Botolph's- street, Colchester, began June I, 1809, and now consists of up- wards of 200 Members.— Stock 800 Til.— Enrolled according to Act of Parliament. This Society has paid toils Sick Members, and other incidental Charges, since their lust Anniversary, 3401. For the Accommodation of the Public, this Society is divided into Three Classes; and Persons qualified, on Admission, may belong to which they choose, provided their Income entitles them thereto— The Price of Admis- sion, after the 26th of . May, 1817, will be as follows:— Persous under 25 Years of J £ s. d , \ T„,., IR I £ > d Age. to pay, on Admis- VO & 0 } , '£ o If) 0 siou, till May 26,1817...) ( 5 If above 25 and under : K) 0 11 0 1 0 0 If above 30 and under :-: 2 0 IS 0., 1 10 0 If above 32 and under 35 1 0 0 2 0 0 And to be free in Twelve Calendar Mouths. MRS. WHITE'S BANKRUPTCY. THE BENEFITB ARE, To pay per Lunar To receive per Week, in Month, Affiction, for Fifty- two Weeks . » . d. £ d- First Class 1 0 1 1 0 Second Class... I 0 Old O Third Class 1 6 0 12 0 If a Member continues sick more than Fifty- two Weeks at one Time, Half the above Sums will be allowed for Six Months longer: if not then recovered, to be superan- nuated. If in Prison for Debt, to be allowed 3s. 6d. per Week. When superannuated, from 4s. to 8s. per Week for Life. At the Death of a free Member, from 101. to 201. will be allowed. At the Death of a free Member's Wife, from 51. to 101. No Steward, or other Person in Office, residing above Two Miles from the Society House, will be required to visit the Sick. Respectable Persons residing at any Distance from the Town may become Members. Six Mouths arc allowed them to clear the Books in. The Committee will attend for the Admission of New Members, on the Day of their Anniversary, from Twelve till Two; and on the Wednesday Evening preceding, being their Night, from Eight till Ten. N- B. Articles of the above, and every necessary Inform- ation, may be had by applying at the Blue Posts Inn, or to John Tunnel, Secretary, No. 9, St. Botolph- street. Colchester, . May 1,1817. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY HAWES AND FENTON, By Order of the Executors, on the Premises, on Monday, May 19, 1817, and following Day, THE modern and very useful HOUSEHOLD FURNITUR upwards of 350 Ounces of PLATE, fine old CHINA, handsome CUT GLASS, TABLE and BED LINEN, BREWING UTENSILS, and capital sweet iron- bound Beer Casks, & c. the genuine Property of the late Mr. Orren, in the Parish of St. Giles, Col- chester, Essex; comprising good 5 feet 4 inch four- post bedsteads, with carved mahogany pillars, and chintz and dimity furnitures; excellent bordered goose and other feather- beds, bolsters, and pillows; bordered Hock mat- tresses, fine Witney blankets, quilts, and counterpanes, fine Holland sheets and pillow- cases ; damask, diaper and other table linen; mahogany double and single chests of drawers; mahogany dining, Pembroke, card, and other tables; handsome mahogany sideboard; two sets of Spanish mahogany Grecian chairs, with brass mouldings; chimney, pier, and dressing- glasses; mahogany secretary and book case, glazed doors; mahogany bureau; upwards of 350 ounces of elegant plate, in waiters, tea- pots, cad- dies, cups, mugs, butter- boats, gravy, table, tea, and cad- dy spoons, candlesticks, tankards, sunfters, and trays, ladles, toast rack, cream- ewers, & c.; fine old china, con- sisting of platen, dishes, bowls, mugs, and basins; also two sets of modern and elegant tea ditto; brewing and washing coppers; copper boilers and saucepans; fire- irons and fenders, & c. & c. as will be expressed in Catalogues, to he had four days prior to the Sale, at the principal Innsin the neighbourhood, and of the Auctioneers, Col- chester. The Plate will be sold the First Day.— Sale to begin precisely at Ten o'Clock each Day, on account of the Number of Lots. MRS. WHITE'S BANKRUPTCY. VOTES FOR THE COUNTY. Valuable Freehold and Tythe- free Estates, Great Cog- geshall, Essex; and a rich Piece of Copyhold Meadow, equal to Freehold, in Little Coggeshall. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY HAWES AND FENTON, At the Chapel Inn, Great Coggeshall aforesaid, by Order of the Assignees, on Thursday, the 22d of May, 1817, at Five o'clock in the Afternoon, in Lots : LOT I. ALL those extensive FREEHOLD PREMISES, late Botts, near the Fleece Inn, Great Coggeshall, forming a frontage of upwards of fifty feet, and compris ing two large Parlours," and a SHOP in front, with good Sleeping Rooms over. Another DWELLING- HOUSE in the rear; large WORK- SHOPS, spacious Store- chambers, and Attics, large Yard, and Pump with excellent Water. These Premises otter a good opportunity for establish- ing a Manufactory, or carrying on any Business requiring room; now let to Mr. Policy, Currier, tenant at will, at the improvable Rent of22l. per annum Lot 2 Avery rich PIECE of GARDEN- GROUND, will stocked with Fruit- trees, and Shrubs, at the back of Lot I, from which it is divided by a Brick Wall; contain- ing, by estimation, Half an Acre. This Lot now forms part of the Garden and Grounds of Mrs. White. Lot 3. A very comfortable nowly- erected FREEHOLD DWELLING- HOUSE, adjoining Lot I, comprising a good kitchen, wash- house, scullery, two very neat par- lours, three sleeping- rooms, and large Yard, now in the occupation of Mr. Fairhead, tenant at will, at the yearly Rent of 101. Lot 4 A very rich PIECE of COPYHOLD MEA- DOW, quite equal to Freehold, situate in Little Cogges- hall; containing, by estimation, One Acre; part in the occupation of Gardiner, under a Lease, which expires at Michaelmas Day, 1818, at the yearly Rent of 71.7s. and a small part, late in the occupation of New- man, at the yearly Rent of 11 Is This Lot is held of the Manor of Little Coggeshall, pays a Unit- Rent of 2s. per annum, and 4s. Fine, on death or alienation. Lot 5. All those THREE FREEHOLD and TYTHE- FREE PIECES or PARCELS of productive ARABLE LAND, called Path Field, Stable Field, and High Lofts, marked D. E. F. on the Plan, being part of Lands, called the Tile- Kiln, otherwise. Tilky Lands, in Great Cogges- hall ; containing, by a late survey, 17A. :> R 32P. now in the occupation of Mr. Porter Hammond, tenant at will. Lot 6. All those THREE PIECES or PARCELS of rich ARABLE LAND, called Great Tilky Field, Cut Hedge Field, and Meadow, marked A. B. C. on the Plan, being part of the Lands called Tile- kiln, otherwise Tilky Lands; containing, by a late survey, 8A. 1R. 35P. part in the cccupation of Mr. Richard While, and the other part in the occupation of Mr. Porter Hammond. The Two Pieces called Great Tilky, and Cut Hedge Fields, in this Lot, marked A. B are Freehold; and the Piece marked C. called the Meadow or Baxter's Acre, is Copyhold, but fully equal to Freehold ; and Tythe- free ; pays an annua! Quit- Rent of 9d. and a Fine of Is. 6d. on death or alienation. Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had three days prior to the Sale, at the principal Inns in the neigh- bourhood; of Messrs. Drew and Son, Bermondsey; and of the Auctioneers, Colchester. KELVEDON, ESSEX. Desirable Freehold Estate, with immediate Possession. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MATTHEWS, SON, AND BRIDGE, On Monday, May 12, 1817, by Order of the Executors, at the Swan Inn, Keivedon, at Three o'Clock in the After- noon, without Reserve, ALL that truly desirable FREEHOLD MAN- SION and PLEASURE GROUNDS, late the re- sidence of Miss Mary Penuystone Day, deceased ; eligibly situated in the centre of the pleasant and admired village of Kelvedon, on the great eastern road, a fine sporting part of the county of Essex, about three miles from Wit- hum and Coggeshall, eight from Maldon, and ten from Colchester and Chelmsford; comprising a hall, breakfast and dining parlours, kitchen and scullery, good dry beer and wine cellars, six airy and convenient sleeping rooms, a detached building, used as a brewhouse, wash- house, & c. a part of which may, at a small expence, be con- verted into a stable and chaise- house; a good well of water, and one acre of land, little mors or less, laid out as a Kitchen Garden, Lawn, and Shrubbery, from which it commands a delightful view of the surrounding country; together with TWO COPYHOLD COTTAGES, ad- joining the carriage entrance, with Gardens to each ; the whole forming a desirable situation for a genteel family. Particulars may be had, one week prior to the Sale, of Mr. Greenwood, Confectioner, No. 4, Pavement, Moor- fields; Black Boy, Chelmsford; Cups, Colchester; White Hart, Witham and Bocking; King's Head, Maldon ; Place of Sale; on the Premises ; and of the Auctioneers, Coggeshall. N B. The Premises are in good repair, having been new fronted and sashed within two years.— Coaches pass the door, to and from London, hourly. To be viewed by applying to Mrs. Heath, on the Pre- mises, or to the Auctioneers. The valuable modern Household Furniture will be Sold the following day. CANCER. COLCHESTER CENTRE BARRACKS. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY HAWES AND FENTON, On the Premises, Great Coggeshall, Essex, by Order of the Assignees, on Wednesday the 21st Day of May, 1817, and following Day, PART of the STOCK, all the capital MA- CHINERY and UTENSILS in the BAIZE MA- NUFACTORY, with various useful Agricultural and Carpenter's Implements; comprising a small quantity of baize, coating, horse and collar cloth, dyed yarn, banding, coloured noils, capital large horse wheel, gig mills, spin- ning, warp, and carding* machines ; flaunel and other looms, combs, comb pots, large beams ; bloom, brass, and lead weights, dying copper, ditto woods and drugs, pestle and mortar, new brasses for carding machines, two wag- gons, three carts, plough, harrows, rollers, hurdles, three new gates, new posts, ditto rails and pales, various uails and brads, two work- benches, lathe, and various other useful articles, which will be expressed in Catalogues, to be had five days prior to the Sale, at the White Hart Inns, Witham, Chelmsford, and Bocking; George, Hal- sted; Coffee- room, Sudbury; Greyhound, Bury ; Golden Lion, Ipswich; principal Inns, Lavenham and Hadleigh ; Woolpack, Norwich; Messrs. Drew and Son, Solicitors, Bermondsey; and of the Auctioneers, Colchester. Sale to begin each Day at Tan o'Clock iu the Forenoon. MOST IMPORTANT DISCOVERY FOR THE CURE OF CANCER. MR. OLIVER, SURGEON, Late of the Royal York Hospital, Chelsea, HAVING, from great Practice, discovered a REMEDY for the above dangerous Disease, and also for dispersing all Tumours orSwellings in the Breast, begs to inform the Public, that he may be consulted by Letter, post- paid, inclosing a Fee, directed to him, No. 11, Belgrove Terrace, Pimlico, London, when the Remedy will be sent to any part of the Kingdom. N. B. Two more Ladies of the highest respectability, who have been cured by Mr. O. fully impressed with the blessing of such a Discovery, and" anxious that every Person so afflicted might have no doubts as to the Cure, have kindly given permission of Reference. FRAUD PREVENTED. TO counteract the many attempts that are daily made to impose on the unwary a spurious Composi- tion instead of the GENUINE BLACKING prepared by DAY and MARTIN, they are induced to adopt a new Label, in which their Signaure and Address, 97, HIGH HOLBORN, Is placed so conspicuously in the centre of the Label, that they trust an attention to this, and the difference of the Type, which is unlike all Letter- press, will enable Pur chasers at once to detect the Imposition. The Real Japan BLACKING is made and sold whole- sale, by DAY and MARTIN, 97, High Holborn, and re- tailed by the principal Grocers, Druggists, Booksellers, Ironmongers, Perfumers, Boot- Makers, & c. in the United Kingdom, In Bottles, at 6d. 1s. and 1s. 6d. each. A Copy of the Label, will be'left with all Venders. CHING'S WORM LOZENGES. IT is a Fact, established by the annual Bills of Mortality, that one Half of the Children born are cut off before attaining Seven Years of Age, and the fruitful source of this Mortality is found to exist in that foul state of the Stomach and Bowels, which produces the gene- ration of Worms. As the safe restorer of Infantine Health, in this critical state, " Ching's Worm Lozenges," have long held a distinguished reputation; mild and safe in their operation, suited to every stage of this period of life, and infallible in their effect, their character has been sustained by the highest names in rank, respecta- bility, and science, from a personal knowledge of their utility in their own families. Many fond and anxious Mothers, who have watched with inexpressible solicitude the dawning days of their young Offspring, knowing too well the dangers and vicissitudes of that tender age, have successfully had recourse to these Lozenges, and can gratefully testify to their excellence. As an opening Medicine, in Spring and Summer, and for Foulness of the Stomach and Bowels, and Convulsions, although Worms may not exist, it is allowed to be superior to every other Sold in Packets, at Is I£ d. and Boxes at 2s 9d. and 5s. 6d. by R. Butler and Sous, No. 4, Cheapside, London ; also by Swinborne and Walter, Marker, Goose, Harris and Firmin, and Chaplin, Colchester; Goose, Mauning- tree; Deck, Harwich ; Fitch, Ipswich; Stow, and Ewer, Hadleigh; Viucent, Sudbury; Greenwood, Alston; Dixon, Braintree; Nash, Witham; Holroyd, Maldon; and by the principal Booksellers and Druggists in every Town in the United Kingdom. THOSE who have resided in hot Climates, and are emaciated, or labour under a continual Drain of Nature, whereby their bodily Strength is not only ex- hausted, but also their Vigour and Vivacity impaired, will meet with a speedy and certain Cure in Dr. SOLOMON'S CORDIAL BALM of GlLEAD, which is recommended to the weak, the relaxed, and debilitated, as an infallible and speedy Restorative ; and particularly essential to the comfort of Ladies of Fashion, being a Preventive against Cold, when taken before going out to Parties, Balls, Routs, or the Play. It will enliven the Spirits, invigorate the Mind and the Body, when hysterical or depressed, and render them of a cheerful and fascinating disposition by its powerful qualities ; and if taken after fatigue, it will, with a few hours sleep, take away all Languor consequent on broken rest, and give relief from every unpleasant sensation Sold by Swinborne and Walter, Colchester ; Harris and Firmin, ditto; Keymer, ditto; Chaplin, ditto ; Meggy and Chalk, Chelmsford; Guy, ditto; Kelham, ditto; Young- man, Witham and Maldon; Holroyd, Maldon; Smith, Braintree; Seager, Harwich; Hardacre, Hadleigh ; Hill, Ballingdon; and all the respectable Medicine Venders in the United Kingdom ; in Bottes, price 11s. each, orfour in one Family Bottle for 33s. by which one 11s. bottle is saved, with the words " Saml. Solomon, Liverpool," engraved on the Stamp. Dr. Solomon expects, when consulted by letter, the usual compliment of a one pound note to be inclosed, ad- dressed, " Money Letter. Dr. Solomon, Gilead- House, near Liverpool. Paid double postage." TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY JOHN TAYLOR, Under the Authority of the Comptroller of the Barrack Department, • Without Reserve, on Monday, the 19th of May, 1817, and Four following Days, SEVERAL HUNDRED LOTS of BARRACK FURNITURE, FITTINGS, FIXTURES, IRON- MONGERY, CAST and WROUGHT IRON,& c belong- ing to the Centre Barracks, at Colchester ; amongst which are included many Lots of valuable BUILDING MATE- RIALS. Also, On Monday, the 2 d of June, 1817, and Seven following Days, without Reserse, The WHOLE of those extensive and very substantial TIMBER- BUILT BARRACKS, of TWO STORIES, calculated for 2,800 Men, with several superior SASH- FRONTED OFFICERS' HOUSES, of similar construc- tion; various STORE- HOUSES, GUN- SHEDS, WORK- SHOPS, and other BUILDINGS. Likewise, that capital BUILDING, the HOSPITAL' for 500 Patients, ( with its Appendages.) standing on the stud, 11 feet 4 inches below, and 10 feel above, and con- taining numerous Apartmeuts, the chief of which measure 53 feet by 22 feet. The Materials offered at this Sale are of the most un- exceptionable quality, and fit for the first- rate Works; Gentlemen, therefore, about to build, as well as the Trade and Speculators, have now an oppportunity of advantages in purchasing, which, in all probability, will never again be offered to public competition at an unreserved Sale. This Sale consists of upwards of 400 Lots of various sixes, in which, for the general accommodation of the Public, there are several of particularly good Floors, Joists, and Stairs, sold distinct from the Buildings. Catalogues, with Conditions of Sale, may be had one week prior to the day of Sale, of the Auctioneer, at Colchester, who will forward them to any part, on appli- cation; the Barrack- Masters at Norwich, Yarmouth, Ipswich, Harwich, Chatham, and Chelmsford; the Bar- rack- Office, Spring Gardens; and the Auction Mart. London.— Sale to commence each day at Eleven o'Clock punctnally. IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT HOUSE OF LORDS. FRIDAY, MAY 2. LANDLORDS AND TENANTS. The Earl of Egremont presented a Bill, the object of which appeared to be the giving power and au- thority to Landlords to resume possession of farms and premises belonging to them at the end of six mouths after the abandonment of the same by the Tenants, instead of waiting for a year, which the ex- isting Act of Parliament prescribed.— The Bill was read the first time,— Adjourned to Monday. MONDAY, MAY 5. Upon the motion of the Earl of Egremont, the Bill for enabling Landlords to resume possession of de- serted farms at the end of six mouths, was read the second time. TUESDAY, MAY 6. The Life Annuities and the Window Tax Duty Amendment Bills were read the third time and. passed. — • HOUSE OF COMMONS. FRIDAY, MAY 2. Mr. Bennet rose to complain of a Breach of the Privilege of the House by the Rev. Thomas Thirlwall, a Magistrate of the counties of Essex and'Middlesex, who had written and published a book which lie stated to lie a defence of the Magistrates of the Tower Hamlets, against the Reports which had been printed and circulated by the Committee on the Police of the Metropolis. The Hon. Gentleman read some ex- tracts from Mr. Thirlwall's work, a part of which stated, that the writer, as a Magistrate, would rather be arraigned before Lord Ellenborough than before Captain " Bennet, and that although he entertained every respect for the Committee of the House of Com- mons, he was exceedingly averse to- any proceedings which resembled those of the Committee of Cromwell, the Committees of France, the Inquisition, or the Star Chamber. Mr. Bennet then said that the Committee had thought proper to call the Reverend. Gentleman l> el'ore them, to give him an opportunity of explaining, or rather retracting what he had advanced. In the manner of the Reverend Gentleman there was nothing conciliating, but he. stated that what he had written respecting the Committees of Cromwell and France, the Inquisition, and the Star Chamber, were words merely inserted to round the period. The Committee expressed themselves very much dissatisfied, and the Reverend Gentleman had sent an explanation, which was in facta partial recantation, but it was still far from being of a nature to induce the Committee to pass over what they conceived to be a gross breach of privilege. Mr. Thirlwall now said he was ready to express Ins contrition, and had given directions to his publisher to stop the sale of the book; but in the explanation which was given, the words to " round the period," were now merely a rhetorical figure— Mr. Thirlwall was ordered to attend the House on Wednesday.— Mr. Bennet moved, that the book and the evidence be laid upon the table Agreed to REPRESSION OF FRAUDULENT BANRUPTCY On a motion for the second reading or the Bill for the Repression of fraudulent Bankruptcies, Mr. Courtenay objected to tin? measure, andalleged that the provisions of the Bill were impracticable particularly that which enabled the Commissioners to inquire into the previous life and circumstances of the bankrupt, to disallow of his certificate, and ex- press an opinion on his conduct. I he inquiry could only be made by means of the creditors; and under the law, as it stood at present, they were always ex- amined whenever any fraud was suspected. There was no case of a fraudulent bankrupt escaping, unless the creditors were passive, if not active, in Ins favour. The power of examination at present entrusted to the Commissioners was very general, and lie was averse to invest them with a power of examining into the life of a man from Ins earliest years. Mr. J. Smith said, thai there was but one sentiment in the City as to the conduct of the Commissioners of Bankrupt: they were always attentive and anxious to discharge their duty; and yet nothing was more common than fraudulent bankruptcies; and the ad- ministration of the Bankrupt Laws was generally ob- jected to in the metropolis. Mr. Lockhart would not resist the motion, but must add a tew observations on what had fallen from his Learned Fried ( Mr. Courtenay). It was necessary that the obtaining of certificates should be attended with greater difficulty, for at present the law had the effect of enticing men of loose principle to become bankrupts; they had only to find a friendly com- missioner,' a friendly solicitor, and fictitious creditors for four- fifths Of their debts. These, unfortunately, were but loo easily found; and the certificate being obtained, the rightful creditors were entirely defeated. By his Bill all these facilities were taken away ; for, after the certificate was signed, the circumslances were examined by the Conim. ssiouers, and their al- lowance was requisite to its Validity. The further consideration of the.- Bill was then post- poned to that day three weeks.— The other Orders of the Day being disposed of, the House adjourned to Monday. MONDAY, MAY5. FINANCE REPORT. Mr. D. Gilbert, in calling the attention of the House to the Report of the Committee of Finance, would first mention sinecure places, which he con- ceived to be great blots and blemishes in the Con- stitution. He objected to offices beld by deputy, and to salaries more than proportionate to the duties per- formed. As the matter stood at present, there was a great opening for a system of favouritism. He should also deprecate the granting of places in reversion, which threw larger burdens upon the public, as those who had to wart for the death of another for a com- pensation for. service, would expect it to be propor- tionate to the probability of . enjoyment. It was besides open to great abuses. That the meritorious should receive an adequate reward for their services, the Committee had recommended a scale of pensions commensurate to the time offices had been. respectively held. He should move, that the Chairman do ask leave to bring in several Bills to carry the recom- mendations of the Committee into effect. Lord Castlereagh observed, that a measure of a si- milar nature to the present'had been formerly before Parliament, which he had opposed when it had been introduced by his Hon. Friend ( Mr. Bankes). But the present measure did not apply to the patronage of the Crown, which, at the present time,, was not ex- cessive, as the peace had removed many sources of patronage that had formerly existed. Upon the sub- ject of offices the public mind had been much misted. Theexpence of them did not exceed 100,0001. annually, and but little relief could be afforded unless all offices whatever were to be swept away. Many offices had been denominated sinecures that were not so m fact, and without which the administration of the country could not be carried on. But the present measure would work a saving ultimately to the public, and was not liable to the objections against former Bills of the same description. He was of the same opinion as heretofore in regard to the patronage of the Crown, and should object to the measure if it had a tendency to prevent the Crown from rewarding public services. He was ready to admit that some offices had grown to a degree of magnitude that could never have been in contemplation when they had been established but Parliament had repeatedly applied itself to the subject, and had reduced most of these overgrown places. He and his colleagues had an anxious hope that much benefit would accrue from the system that had been recommended, and he trusted that under the sanction of Parliament, it would go a great way to satisfy the public mind. In that persuasion he should give it his cordial support. Mr. Grant said the Committee had been appointed to examine into the state of the Income and Expen- diture of the Country, and it had been admitted by the Noble Lord himself, that it was impossible for the country to go on without a reduction of expence. But it must be in the recollection of the House, that last Session Ministers had set their faces against every kind of reform, and had asserted, that the public esti- mates had been prepared upon the smallest possible scale of expence. The Noble Lord had moved for the appointment of the present Committee, which, after having sat three months, had produced the Re- port before the House. But the Committee ought to have given facts, and told the country its real state; what part of the revenue had been improved, and what charges had been diminished. The Report, however, had only gone to recommend the abolition Of sinecures and the substitution of pensions in their room. The object for which the Committee had been formed was to inquire into the state of the income and expenditure of the country, and to examine what places might be cut off with safety to the Slate. They commenced with the last, and leaving the state of our income and expenditure to develop itself, instituted an inquiry into what reductions might be made. He had taken an abstract of the amount which might be saved by the abolition of all the offices which were proposed to tie discontinued by the Committee, and had found that they would not amount to more than 7S, 0001. a year in England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Colonies. But. if from this sum were to be deducted the amount of the pensions which were to be left at the disposal of the Crown, in lieu of them, and the salaries of the deputies of many of the officers who were to remain, the saving would appear very trifling indeed. In England it would not come to more than 98001. In Ireland, Where the greatest Saving was promised by the proposed reduction's, it would not amount to more than 40,000). a year; lint between the public, and theprofifs of. much redactions, there stood at the present moment the lives of not less than 120 individuals. So thai taking the time at which all these might fall in at forty years, the whole of the saving amounted to about 10001. a year for that period, and 40,0001. a year afterwards. In England it would be also long before the public would have any sensible advantage from the proposed reductions. How the country, in its present state of unexampled distress, would take these as savings, which were to release them from the pressure of that distress, it was yet to be seen. It certainly was not that kind of re- duction which their own sufferings and the promises of Government had taught them to look for. But it might be said that these reductions would lessen the influence of the Crown. The Noble Lord, indeed, had said, that this influence ought not to be dimi- nished. This he denied. The influence of the Crown had increased to an alarming extent, and needed more than any thing else to be diminished. But the mea- sures proposed by the Committee were not calculated to diminish it. If they took from it sparingly with one hand, they added liberally with the other. This was a subject upon which he hoped the people would not cool. The influence of the Crown as it existed at present, was not less injurious to the Crown, itself than to the people. It was extensively spread all over the country. It was felt in every department; and he might with truth observe, that the influence of the Crown by which Members were sent into thai House was much more injurious than any which was ex- ercised upon them after they had got in.—( Hear! ) He did not wish to curry favour with the people by concealing from them the true cause of the evils which- oppressed them. He did not wish to imitate the Noble Lord, by asserting that the measures of the Committee would remedy the distresses which were complained of. If facts was rightly laid before the people, he believed their conclusions from them would be right also. It was then a great public injury to delude them by holding out hopes of relief which were not intended to be realized. Could the Government, which had gone on heaping taxes upon taxes until the country was almost in a state of bankruptcy, expect to gain credit when they proposed what would be only a saving of 8O. OOOl. or 10,0001. a year? They eon d not, in the opinion of any reasoning mind, and when they came forward with such measures of, economy, they ought to be watched with more than ordinary jealousy.—( Hear! Hear!)— When he looked at the perilous state of the finances, he thought that little credit was to be given to men who came forward now and offered reductions which last year they de- clared to be wholly impracticable. How, he would ask, were they to meet the defalcation in the re- venue? The Chancellor of the Exchequer had last year drawn upon a supposed surplus in the Consoli- dated Fund. How was that now to be met? Or what was there to meet the exigencies of the present year but the excise and war taxes? Was he wrong when he said that the whole of the taxes were scarcely able to meet any more than the interest of the national debt Was he wrong when he said that no new lax could be raised from the people in their present slate? And what remedy, he would ask, did the Committee intend to apply, who might come in, as they were likely to do, at the end of the Session, when it might be difficult to make a House, with some Report which might embrace an account of the receipts and ex- pences of the country, without any. means of supplying the deficiency in those receipts. This state of things could not go on. The country could not longer en- dure its present distress. Some remedy, therefore, and on effectual one, should speedily be applied. He should not object to the motions for the Bills ; at the same time he could not help observing, that the country would find, When passed, they would not be productive of the good intended. Mr. Huskisson contended, in answer to Mr. Grant's objections to the incorrectness of the Report of the Committee, that no occasion existed to go into any minute examination as to the nature of every office to which they had alluded in the Report, as these had already been examined by former Committees. They had been formed for the purpose of inquiring what offices might be abolished without injury to the pub- lic service, not for the purpose of inquiring into the nature of those offices, and they had in this respect fulfilled their duty. The present Bills, he said, were necessary to counteract the poison which had been so generally infused into the public mind against sine- cures, and at the same time to continue to the Crown those necessary means of rewarding eminent public servants. • Sir J. Newport did not think the Committee had done much, considering the length of time they had been employed. The Report of the Commissioners of the Board of Works in Ireland had been on the table of the House for some years. It recommended the abolition of many useless places connected with that Board, but the present Committee did not even allude to them. They should at least have staled some reason for not adopting the recommendation of the Commissioners. The funds for the remuneration of public services were now, in his opinion, fully suf- ficient, except perhaps for some special public service, and that always was a fit object for the consideration of the House itself. He should object to any aug- mentation of these funds under the present circum- stances of the country. Mr. Marryat did not think the expectations of the House had been fulfilled by the Committee, or their recommendations attended to sufficiently. In his opinion they had not sufficient information before them upon which to proceed. They seemed inclined to adopt the general principle, that remuneration should be equal to service; and to act upon- it with out taking into consideration a great variety of cir- cumstances by which it may and ought to be ef- fected. Mr. Freemantle said, he was decidedly averse to the principle of the Bill. He should not wish to see those offices abolished which had long existed, and wire always filled by persons of rank and responsi- bility. The saving that may follow would not amount to more than 90 or 100,0001. To abolish the Con- trolling Office, in particular, through which all the issues of the country passed, would be most inad visable, and would only give a saving of 50001. a Mr. Tierney said, the Report was so well described by his Hon. Friend near him ( Mr. P. Grant), that he could add very little upon the subject. All that was said by his Hon. Friend had been unanswered from the opposite side of the House, and he hoped they would now answer the few observations he had to make. The fact was, that the Finance Committee was appointed not so much for the purposes of public economy, is for placing a screen between public eco- nomy and the country. Nothing more was done in consequence of the Committee than might have been done without them, except a little with respect to pensions. In consequence of illness he attended the Committee but once, and upon that occasion lie found the Hon. Gentleman ( Mr. D. Gilbert) proposing to the Committee whether all offices should not be abo- lished to which no duty was annexed, and all that were discharged by Deputy, giving at the same time an adequate remuneration. He ( Mr. Tierney) pro- posed that the reasons for the abolition and remunera- tion should he stated, but not one word would be heard upon the subject. He was told that reasons were not to be stated, because it was dangerous. It was curious to observe in what manner the, influence • of Government operated. Some of the Members who before had spoken against the principles of the Com- mittee, when they saw the Noble Lord ( Castlereagh) there, seemed To forsake their former professions and agree with the Noble Lord. An Hon. Gentleman below him ( Mr. Freemantle) apprehended consider- able inconvenience if those offices were abolished which had been always filled by persons of high rank. They were, it was trite, filled by such persons, and filled also for the purpose of a gross job. Was it for- gotten that offices Were granted in reversion to children, and that they trusted to Providence to tit them for the Auditorship of the Exchequer—-( A laugh)— or any other place? He might not have been so inveterate against some of the offices called sinecures, perhaps, if he had seen them bestowed upon worthy objects; but when he saw men who had these offices bestowed upon them, who neither had nor ever would come to any situation in public, or never had done any thing which might gain them the approbation of the country, he could not but consider that they were bestowed for little, mean, narrow, dirty services, which deserved well of nobody. He was astonished to see what offices they had passed over without the least examination, and considered as deserving to be continued, as matters of course. There was a second Paymaster, who was, when the office was fairly ex- amined into, nothing but live lumber. Then there was the vice President of the Board of Trade, who cost the country 20001. per annum. He did not mean to say that he did not deserve his emoluments; cer- tainly he had an office of very great labour, but what became of the President? If the Vice President had all the labour, the President was doing nothing. One or the other was useless. There was also the Post- master; how happened it that there were two Post- masters General. The documents from the Post- office were signed by the Post- master, in the singular, and there did not seem to beany need in any way whatever for any more than one general ruler of the Post- office. On the whole, after the most useful in- vestigation which he had made, lie was satisfied, that what the Committee had done with regard to sine- cures, did not entitle them to any credit whatsoever, or to any of the confidence of the country.— The Right Hon. Gentleman concluded a long and inte- resting speech, by deprecating the tardy and unsatis- factory proceedings of the Finance Committee, and hoping that more efficacious measures would hereafter be proposed than many which they had prepared to lay before the House. The House having resumed, Mr. Brogden obtained leave to bring in several of the Bills, according to the Resolutions of the Com- mittee. On the question being put for leave to bring in a Bill for compensation to persons who had held offices, & c. Mr. Brougham wished to mention his intention of opposing the Bill for compensation in every stage. It was introducing a principle into the Constitution un- known in practice or in theory at any former period. It looked as if men were to Come into office not for the public service, but for their private emolument. It was as if Members should seek situations of public trust without any other than pecuniary views; and for these reasons he should feel it his duty to oppose the Bill for compensation to persons who had held public offices, in every stage and by every parlia- mentary and constitutional method. Lord Milton considered, that as the compensation depended upon the continuing in office, it was little better than the reward of political profligacy. On such conditions the remaining in office would be a curse and a mischief to the country. The measure seemed founded upon a supposition, that the tenure of office was nothing more than an act which might increase the pecuniary pelf of the holder, and not that the consciousness of having acted uprightly and honestly, and having discharged the duties of his trust faith- fully and with an unblemished character, was the greatest reward of any man who had ever held a public situation. Mr. Bankes defended the Bill. Mr. Ponsonby thought it necessary to move for three returns, which, he conceived would throw much light on the question now under discussion— namely, Lists of the Pensions paid out of the several Exchequers of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and also out of the 4$ per Cent. Fund. It could then be seen what the Crown had at its disposal. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said he had no objection to the production of the Pension Lists, and was even desirous that a strict inquiry should be made upon the subject. It would then be seen how sparingly it was in the power of the Crown to reward its servants. Leave was given to bring in the whole of the Bills according to the suggestions of the Committee. Mr. Ponsonby then moved, for an account of the several pensions paid from the Exchequers of England, Ireland, and Scotland, and also from the 4\ per Cent. Fund, together with the names of the several persons. TUESDAY, MAY 6. Mr. Ashurst brought up a Bill for remunerating High Constables from the County Rates, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on an early day. WEDNESDAY, MAY 7. COTTON YARN. Sir Oswald Mosely presented a petition from the Merchants, Factors, Warehousemen, and others, of the City of London, interested in the sale of, and ex- portation of cotton piece goods. The cotton of the United Kingdom was in a dreadful state of depression, but it must be allowed, that many of the means which had led to that depression were beyond the power of human wisdom to have foreseen, or of human policy to have prevented. The evil, however, had been certainly increased by the unlimited ex- portation of cotton yarn, which had considerably diminished the demand for piece goods, in proportion to the quantity of yarn sent abroad. The Petitioners humbly represented ( heir case to the House. By- prohibiting the exportation of cotton yarn, the manu- facturers of piece goods would be able to compete their foreign rivals, which, at present, was far from being the case. Mr. Thirlwall was again called in,. and informed by the Speaker, that he had been commanded by the House to acquaint him, that lie had been guilty of a high contempt of the authority of the House, and of a breach of its privileges; but that the House having heard his explanation, defence, and apology, and having taken into consideration the acknowledgment he had made, was content to proceed no further; and lie might therefore withdraw. Mr. Thirlwall ac- cordingly withdrew. A new writ was moved for the Borough of Eye, in the room of Sir W. Garrow, who had accepted the office of one of the Barons of his Majesty's Exchequer. Mr. Wynn moved, " That a Committee should be appointed to consider of the best means of shortening the Duration of Polls for the Election of Members of Parliament in Great Britain."— Agreed to. The Sinecure Abolition Bills were brought up, and read a first time. A Bill for Regulating the English and Irish Ex- chequers, and for the Abolition of the Offices of Au- ditors, Tellers, and Clerks of the Pells in both Countries, was read a first time. LONDON. The differences between the King and the States of Wirtemberg, it is stated, so far from being adjusted, as former accounts led 11s to expect, are become more serious than ever, and a rupture of the negociations altogether can be prevented only by an immediate concession of the latter to the unequivocally expressed will of the former. The rage for emigration has been productive of great misery in Germany and Switzerland. Nu- merous families decoyed from their homes by the BREACH OF PRIVILEGE. The Order of the Day for calling to the Bar the Rev. Thomas Thirlwall, to answer for a Breach of the Privilege of the House being read, it was moved that he be then called in.— He was accordingly called in, and informed by the Speaker, that a complaint had been made to the House of a publication of his, in which he had reflected on the conduct of a Committee of Unit House. Mr. Thirlwall, addressing the House, said, ho hoped they would do him the justice to believe that lie was much concerned that he had trespassed 011 the pri- vileges, and incurred the displeasure of the Honour- able House. The offensive passage was contained in a work that he had published, with the sole intention of vindicating the character of the Magistrates, and his own, against charges that had been made by wit- nesses that had been examined before the Committee. If in the ardent feelings to which such an object had given rise, he had gone astray from the path which he ought to have trod, it was his anxious wish to express the regret and contrition which he sincerely felt, for having failed in the respect due to the Hon. House and the Hon. Committee. Trusting in the clemency of the Hon. House, lie hoped the sentence they would pronounce would not be such as to degrade his character, either as a Magistrate or a Clergyman. Mr. Thirlwall having left the bar, after a few re- marks from Mr. Bennett, it was suggested by the Speaker, that the House should inform the Reverend Gentleman, that on account of the acknowledgment he had made, and the contrition he had expressed, the House was content to proceed no further. misrepesntations of pretended agents from the United States, are at this moment suffering under the most afflicting privations in the Dutch and Flemish ports. The American Papers confirm officially the intel- ligence published in all the English Papers some time ago of the adjustment of the differences between Russia and the United States. These Papers exaggerate, as usual, the success of the American Insurgents, whilst they decry all the efforts of the Royalists. They announce the ar- rival of a vessel at Baltimore from Santa Marga- retta, from whence she sailed on the 19th of February, bringing the details of events from the 4th of that month. On that day it is said that General Bolivar made an attack on the outposts at Cumana, and was defeated. He retreated to Bar- celona, and with 1900 men was joined by Aris- mendi. Their forces were concealed about two miles from Barcelona, chiefly in a convent. The Royalists ( which is very improbable) are stated to have entered that place on the 10th, committing the greatest excesses, and commencing an indis- criminate massacre. The army of Bolivar rushed upon them, and in the conflict the Royalists are stated to have lost 1000 men and officers killed, wounded, and prisoners. Bolivar lost three Colo- nels, seven Captains, and about 400 non- commis- sioned officers and privates. On the 11th, the Royalists in their retreat arc staled to have been literally cut to pieces by General Arismendi's forces, consisting 01 1800 men, of which 800 men were cavalry. Admiral Brion was to prevent any of the royal army proceeding to sea. Crumana was blockaded. In the American papers last received, M. Dash- keff, the Russian Minister, is slated to have been recalled, with marks of the Emperor Alexander's displeasure, for his interference in the affair of the Consul Koslotf.—' Ihe Spanish Consul in America has given official notice, that all cotton goods are prohibited in Spain from the 10th of October, 1810. The Legislature of New York is engaged in the reduction of the emoluments in the gilt of the Go- vernment of that State. A Bill to reduce the salaries about 25 per cent, below their present amount, has passed the popular branch of the Le- gislature by a large majority. A Morning paper says—*• Not less than 20,000 stand of arms have been already shipped off for Portugal. The last letters from Lisbon state, that the King of Portngal had lately drawn on the Re- gency, from the Brazils, lor the sum of 00,0001. which they refused to pay. As a proof on the turn of public feeling in Portugal, we are assured that, when the King was proclaimed at Lisbon, the Staff Officers alone cried, " Long live the King." The populace and the army were alike unmoved ; but some individuals were observed to say, " If the King will have our voices, let him come amongst us and hear them." The Purser of one of the Indiamen arrived in the Channel, reached the East India- house on Fri- day evening with dispatches, including, it is understood, the official account to the Directors, of the affair between the Alceste and the Chinese forts. The latest intelligence from Canton is of the 22d December, up to which period the local authorities at Canton had suffered nothing to transpire as to the progress made by Lord Am- herst in his journey from Pekin to that port; but from the preparations making by the Viceroy and Mandarins for his reception, it was conjectured that he would arrive in the course of a few days from the above date. All differences with regard to the shipping had been settled, and the Chinese and British were on better terms than they had been for several years previous to the affair of the Alceste. The same Viceroy who had sent Captain Maxwell a message, to gay that he must continue outside the river, and that the Ambassador would be sent down to him in a Chinese boat, as soon as the Alceste had forced a passage up the river, issued a proclamation, authorising that vessel to come up to Whampoo, and allowing the Chinese to supply her with whatever provisions and water she might require. The latest accounts from St. Helena are of the 6th of March, at which date Bonaparte was in good health. The importation of grain into France has of late been so abundant, that the Maritime Assurance Company of Paris has insured vessels laden with grain to the amount of no less than ten millions. To the EDITOR of THE COLCHESTER GAZETTE. Silt— The inclosed lines are a faithful delineation of mtohWu^ ive goodness, dear " to the memory of those who know it, and presenting a bright example of unaffected piety and genuine moral worth. Should you think them worthy a place in your Paper, their insertion will oblige, Sir, yours, respectfully, TRIBUTE OF RESPECTFUL AFFECTION. TO THE MEMORY Of JEMIMA RAY, DECEASED - 29TH APRIL., 1817. Yes! o'er thy tomb, Jemima, long shall How The anguish'd tear by Want's pale, victims shed ; Tears, the sole refuge of their heartfelt woe, When though! connects' thee with the silent dead. In thee the sympathetic friend they mourn, Who o'er their sorrows threw soft Pity's balm ; Who pluck'd from Misery's breast the rankling thorn, And bade the agitated soul be calm. Who stretch'd the liberal hand with prompt relief, From Sorrow's plaintive tale ne'er turn d aside, Willi hope reiuin'd the eye bedimm'd by grief, A ad prais'd of holiest Industry the pride. The victim of Despair, with secret aid, Rous'd to exertion, and to conscious power; Sought out the wand'rer who from peace had stray'd, Pointed to Heav'n, and bade her ''' sin no more?' But not confin'd to Misery alone The tears Jemima's grave that now bedew, Each anguish'd drop shall soft Affection own, As due to feeling, and to virtue due. Say, whom her friendship comforted and blest, Wild Shard li or converse, knew her soul refin'd; Will not her mem'ry live within the breast, Associate ever with the good, aud kind ?. Pure was the source from whence her virtues flow'd, Religion's fount supplied the living stream; And Faith's bright flame, that In her bosom glowed, Shed o'er each moral grace its radiant beam. But hush, thou mourner-! ask thy throbbing heart, Shall Love, shall Virtue, shall Affection die? The hope there fix'd, the answer shall impart- They're destin'd all for immortality! To join the seraphs' song Jemima soars, From life's unnumberd woes for ever freed; with soul unfetter'd heavenly love adores, And tastes the pleasures to the just decreed. And would we yet again her converse share ? Again her virtue's fragrance would we prove? Ah ! let us make those flow'rs of soul our care*, And rest, like her, upon redeeming love. — FIDELIA. * Simplicity, that flower of the sou!.— St. Pierre. CONSOLIDATED FUND. An Account has been laid on the Table of the House of Commons of the net produce of the Consolidated Fund, in the years ending the 5th of April, Is lu, and 5th of April, 1817, distinguishing the produce of Customs, EXCISE, Slumps, Post- Office, Assessed Tuxes, unit . Miscellaneous Duires :— * ' the Total fur the year ending the 5th of April, 1816, was .'. f40. t43"'.' 8 4 0} — tor aii April, 1817 41,1..'), 0114 I 6$ • Also, an Abstract of the Revenue of Great Britain, in the years ending the ijlh ot April, itil), IMti, and ltitV, distin- guishing the produce of the Consolidated Fund, the ' An- nual Dalies, and tiro War Taxes:— ' l ot, U for 18if) £ 61!, r> lS, ll) 7 S 0 lslu 7u, titil, titu la It-; 18.7. 6u, oni,; ioy ii <;.} Also, an Account of the War Excise Duties on Spirits, Tobacco, Brandy, and Tea, continued by Act Guu. 111. for the years ending April 5, 181U and 1817 :— Total for April 5, 1810 i,' 3, fiS\ 3% 0 0'. 1M7 3, ll> 4, t> 17 15 7" Also, an Account of the net produce of the Permanent Duties imposed in Great Britain, in the years ending April 0, ISli'i and 1811 :— Total fur April 5, 1,- ilC - £ 719* 1 ® 0 0 liM/ 751, bU4 0 0 Also, an Account of the Income, Charge, and Surplus or Deficiency, of the Consolidated Fund of Great Britain, in the years ending April 5, 1815, 1816, and ISlti:— INCOME. Year ending oth April, 1815 £ 45,097,556 5 1 i — 1810 40,413,798 4 II] 1817 4- 2,513,118 11 11$ CHARGE. Year ending 5th April, 1815 T>, 480,489 3 3 1810 43,835,680 18 tfi jy 17 4317i. 5, llSa 7 7 SURPLUS. Year ending 5th April, 1815 3, G47, fi37 1 11) j 1816 L>, 008, lll 0 91 1817 In 1817 there was a deficiency of 1,249,1; 70 12 7j An Official Return of the effective strength of the British Army, printed by order of the House of Collisions, states - The total amount of Cavalry at home and abroad, of the • 25th June, 1816, at ' 20, Ol'l Foot Guards ti, uU8 Infantry ,.... 131,592 Grand Total......... 161,101 Ditto on the 25th March, 1S17— Total Cavalry .... 19,408 Foot Guards 5,9'.! 2 Infantry 1I5, I; U2 Grand Total 111,302 THE PRINCESS OF WALES.— A Journal an- nounces that the Princess of Wales is about to purchase an estate in the environs of Augsbourg, ami that she intends to spend the summer there. Our letters from Germany, oil the contrary, say, that her Royal Highness arrived at Lay back' on the 14tli of April— that she preserved the strirtest incognito and that on the same day, at four o'clock, she set out for Trieste, whence she will return to Como.— Journal des Debuts. .„ — The anniversary of the marriage of the Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold, was on Friday com- memorated at Clermont, by a dinner and conceit given by the Royal pair to a select parly of nobility and gentry. On Tuesday afternoon, the Duke of Wellington, accompanied by two Ladies, walked over Waterloo- Bridge. His Grace was recognized by the . work- men, who gave him loud cheers. Although the Duke of Wellington may speedily return to the Continent, it does not seem to be his Grace's intention to resume immediately his former residence in the French capital. Sixty or eighty carriages are said to have arrived at his hotel, tor the conveyance of his Grace's baggage to the head- quarters at Cambray. • . . A return made to an order of the House of Commons, with regard to the progress made in building the new Post- Office states, that the sum of Uo. OOOl. has been advanced to the City of Lon- don, for the purpose of providing a site for it. Purchases have been already made to the amount . of 78, l21' 2l. 14s. 3d.; and purchases have bee* agreed for to the amount of 53,77- 11. 11$. In the Court of Exchequer, on Saturday, a bill was filed by the Minor Canons of St. Paul's against the Dean of St. Paul's, to recover from him ' 2s. 9d. in the pound upon the estimated value of premises held by him within the City of London. It was argued for the Rev. Gentleman, that, as a clergy- man, he was exonerated from paying tithes. The Lord Chief Baron declared his intention of giving judgment oh a future day. Sir Robert Ker Porter, whose talents as an artist are of the first- rate order, is so highly in favour with the Emperor of Russia, that it is said he is soon to be sent on a mission from the Russian Government to the Court of Persia. Friday the Attorney- General ( Sir W. Garrow) announced to the bar of the King's Bench, that he had accepted of the appointment of a Puisne Baron of the Exchequer. It was also understood that Sir Samuel Shepherd succeeds Sir William Garrow as Attorney- General, it is supposed that Mr. Leach will be Solicitor- General. At the rising of the Court of King's Bench, on Monday, the Attorney- General, Sir William Gar- row, took a formal leave of the Bench and the Bar, previous to his taking the oaths as a Puisne Baron of tile Exchequer. The New Custom- House is now nearly finished. Report speaks highly of the accommodations of the different offices fur transacting the business of the Port. It is reported that the new gold coinage, Sove- reigns, value 20s. each, are completed at the new Mint with great rapidity, and that they wilt soon be ready for circulation. PRICE OF BULLION.— Portugal Gold in coin was on Tuesday at 3!. lUs. new doubloons at li!. Kit. and new dollars at & s. Id. On Saturday morning the Queen, accompanied by Princess Elizabeth, left town for Windsor. On her arrival at the Castle, she immediately went to visit the King. Afterwards she held a Council attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of York, anti Lord Arden. On Sunday the following Bulletin was shewn at St. James's palace :— " Windsor Castle, Map 4. 1817 " His Majesty continues in a very tranquil state, and in good bodily health ; but his Majesty's. disorder is undi- minished." Orders were sent down last week to the King's architect, for the Palace at Weymouth to be put in immediate repair. The terrace opposite is to be raised, and newly paved, so as the whole may be inconstant readiness for the reception of any part of the Royal Family who may be inclined to be- come temporary residents there. BANKRUPTS. Thomas Rose, Bridport, Dorset, common- brewer.— Wil liam Cobb, New- street, City- road, Middlesex, coru- dealer. — Henry Henry, Liverpool, tailor — Paul Turley, East Grinsted, Sussex, farmer.— Alexander Robertson, Gros- venor- place, Pimlico, and Daniel Robertson, Bolton row, May- fair, Middlesex, builders.— John Graves, Liverpool, cotton- broker. — Andrew Jarman, Street, Southampton, tanner— William Hazard, Great yarmouth, must maker. Attornies, Mr. Francis, New Boswell court, London; and Mr. Worship, Great Yarmouth — James Nichols, Leeds, York, bookseller.— John Dunkley Fleckno, Daventry, Northampton, Draper— John Martin and Mary Martin, Horberry Bridge, York, carpenters.— Alexander Barnes, Cirencester, Gloucester, lUicn- dropcr.— John Doughty, Bristol, victualler — John Mouatt, Camomile- street, Lon- don, merchant.— Thomas Walkins, Cardiff, Glamorgan, dealer and chapman — James Griffiths, Liverpool, auc- tioneer.— Thomas Holmes, James Harris, and Joseph David English, Long- acre, Middlesex, coach- makers.— Charles Samuel Smith, Clare- street, St. Clement's Danes, • Middlesex, salesman.— William Vaughan, Pall- mall, Mid- dlesex, tailor.— William Barber, St. John- street, Smith- field, Middlesex, grocer.— James Grellier, Mill- wall, Poplar, Middlesex, Roman cement- manufacturer.— Tho- mas Swindells and Peter Lowe, Manchester, linen- drapers. — William Pettman, Ham, Kent, nurseryman.— Ann Mor- gan, Carmarthen, milliner.— James Gover, Lower Brook- street, Hanover- square, Middlesex, merchant.— William Syers, Liverpool, commission- agent. — Robert Billiald, West Markham, Nottingham, farmer.— William Rich- ards, Chatham, blacksmith — John Robinson, Dorking, Surrey, baker.— John Chandley, Stockport, Chester, grocer. — Lewin Levin; Old City Chambers* Bishops- gate Within, London, • watch- maker.— William Briggs Hawkridge, Cleveland- street, Filzroy- square, Middlesex, surgeon — Nicholas Loe Smith, Hathern, Leicester, dealer and chapman.— Thomas Peet, sen. Bradmore, Nottingham, maltster.— William Hewens, Hinckley, Leicester, mercer. — Richard Bark, Northowarm, York, corn- merchant.— William Henry Tuesly, High- street, Southwark,. iron- merchant. DIVIDENDS — June2. J. Smith, Kelsale, Suffolk, farmer- — June 2. H. Oldring, Silton, Saffolk. tanner.— May 20 W. Blow, Whittlesford, Cambridge, maltster. On Thursday se'nnight arrived at Portsmouth the transports Wilson and Thomas and Mary, from Gibraltar, having on board invalided detachments of the 12th, 26th, 40th, and 66th regiments, and the 2d battalion of the 67fli regiment. They left Gibraltar' on the ' 27th March, when the Erne, Captain Spencer, was. the only British ship, of war there. The Tagus,: Captain Dundas,' was hourly expected from Smyrna,', to take the Gibraltar, sta- tion, when the Erne, would. proceed to Smyrna. The Albion ( Sir C. Penrose), Myrmidon, arid Sa- tellite, were at Malta'; the Euphrates, at Corfu ; the Wasp at Algiers. . - The Dutch ships of war Prince of Orange; William the First, Melampus, and Proselyte, . were lying at Gibraltar;. as were also the American ships Washington, of 74 guns, Commodore Chauncey, Peacock, and another sloop of war.—- The Isabella and Trent transports, Which sailed with the above vessels, arrived at the Mother- bank on Saturday afternoon. A few days since Gatie and Fillery, Excise Officers, detected at Hammersmith a very con- siderable fraud in an entered soap- house. There was a copper under ground with frames, and the chimney of the private copper communicated with that of " the entered copper. The utensils and three or four tons of soap were seized. Monday the three men who were apprehended in company with Thistlewood, on board the ship in which he had embarked for America, were con- veyed from Tothill- fields Bridewell to the Secretary of State's Office for the Home Department, where they underwent examinations before Lord Sid- mouth, the Under Secretary of State, the Law Officers, Sir Nathaniel Conant, & c. After which they were recommitted;— The apprehension of these three men has led to the detection and apprehension of two others connected with them, who now stand committed. On Sunday morning, at St. George's, Blooms- bury, Mr. Oscar Byrne was married to Miss Smith, both of the King's and Drury- lane Theatres. THE GREAT PEDESTRIAN CONTEST. — The match between Eaton and Baker,. The Kentish hero, commenced on Wednesday, on Wormwood Scrubs, on the left side of the Canal, nearly lacing ther Mitre Tavern. This arduous undertaking is to walk 2000 miles in forty- two days, for one hundred guineas a side. There are two marquees erected at the starting post, for the accommodation' of the pedestrians, in which they, are to reside totally, until the task is accomplished. The ground mea- sured from the marquees, is 220 yards out, and the same back, making one quarter of a mile. They are to walk parallel to each other, at the distance of twenty yards. They are to start every Horning at three o'clock, and are not to walk after eleven at night. There are umpires appointed to watch over them. They tossed up for the choice of ground, and Eaton won. He chose the low ground. About four they took possession of their respective mar- quees. At four o'clock precisely, they shook hands, as it was the last time they were to exchange conversation until the end of their performance, and at a given signal they started in the presence of several hundred spectators. Eaton is a very light man, forty- seven years of age, and was dressed in a light coloured jean jacket, light ker- seymere breeches, waistcoat of the same, white stockings, shoes, and a round black hat. Baker is a stouter man, thirty- four years old, was dressed in a white hat, white fustian jacket, trousers, and the same old pair of heavy half- boots which he wore when he performed the 1000 miles at Rochester. They were only to walk two hours the first day ; and at six o'clock, when they stopped, they had performed ten miles each. ANCIENT TOMBS.— There has just been dis- covered at Baslieux, near Longwy, a considerable number of ancient tombs concealed • under broad stones, the removal of which uncovers square com- partments of brick- work. In each tomb was found a skeleton, rarely two, and several parts of arms, such as sabres, swords, javelins, arrows, daggers axe's, & c. An iron head of an arrow placed in the centre of a skull, is doubtless the sign of a combat. No sign of Christianity has been found among the numerous articles that have been collected. On a has relief some persons think they recognize the principal Gallic Divinity, Mercury Teutates. Ac- cording to appearances, it is thought that the time of the event which gave rise to these inhumations, may be fixed about the. first irruptions of the Vandals, in the beginning of the fifth century. ' - o II , t- r 11 s" t y u>- ' y i? rt fy 01° ( I* of iu . Uitt ' > 11- k-. m . | l atft list lid. ses vas ? y- he jug list our i is ; iaa Dw) fiat Slie ood iam hat oil ar- ! ar, run ed. Of i of ve- il; w oou oio Ids. • ise oil- ier*; ( lie mh ute ( led ihip ary lert; LttW lich icto iiOI< and : L! S- file *<> » ilia, tiie • io I'Ai Hid ihe' kill* kfie hey [ tee bg i at » er lid, but ar- K> k fg « Ke, ( ice | ry las er- lite ker Bed Hid lie er. yi I ad is- ble in— nd is, rs he \> U lis I ' a he- ( le THE COLCHESTER GAZETTE. The first Report of the Finance Committee was taken into consideration by the House of Commons on Monday. It is a document which must excite great interest throughout the country, as it is a satisfactory proof that Ministers are determined to make every practicable reduction, in order to al- leviate the embarrassments under which we labour. The abolition of sinecures appears to have de- manded the particular attention of the Committee, and a list of appointments of that description has been presented, which are to be discontinued as they become vacant. To make up for the want of means, which these retrenchments will produce, to reward the services of public characters, a rate of pension is recommended, which is to be pro- portioned to rank and length of service. While we rejoice that the subject of sinecures has been minutely investigated, and regard the proceedings as a promise of sincerity in Govern- ment to meet the wishes of the nation, we are not convinced that the establishment of pensions ge- nerally will be of ultimate benefit to the country. The list of places was necessarily defined, while the extent of pensions may here after swell beyond all reasonable bounds ; and we have our doubts whether the grant of a provision in the shape of pension will so honourably reward the higher Officers of the Crown, on retirement, as the grant of Offices, which, beyond their pecuniary benefits, are marks of distinction to hold. There is one particular advantage from the in- vestigation which has taken place, that it will convince the people there has been more of clamour than truth in the violent declamations against all sinecures. Their amount is proved to be trifling, when compared with the situation of this country ; and although no saving, however inconsiderable, is in the present times unworthy of regard, we shall learn that our distresses have not arisen from their existence, and that their total abolition would not save us sixpence each per year. French papers to the 6th, received on Thursday, are tilled with congratulations on the anniversary of the 3d of May, 1814, the day of the King's re- storation. His Majesty, attended by the Dukes of Reggio and De Mouchy, drove through the streets of Paris in an open carriage; and he was every where received, as the papers inform us, with marks of affectionate and loyal welcome. Letters of a recent date from Barbadoes, mention that the Royalists and Bonapartists have been at open warfare in Guadaloupe. About thirty on both sides have been killed or wounded. This explosion was occasioned by a report brought by a vessl after a short passage from France, that the tri- coloured flag was flying at Toulouse and Bourdeaux. The partisans of the Usurper in Guadaloupe are numerous and daring, and unless there is vigour enough in the Colonial Government to banish or restrain them, many repetitions of such scenes as are now communicated may be expected. An article from Brussels says—" The cavalry barracks at Ath were nearly burnt to the ground on the 26th ult. They were set tire to by a hussar, who has deserted with his horse. The magazine was entirely consumed, and the rest saved only by the courage and exertions of the garrison and ci- tizens." A Committee, it appears, is to be formed in Prussia, consisting half of Members of the Council of State, and half of Deputies from the Provinces, to consider of and prepare a new Constitution. Letters from Sedan say, that the King of Prussia is expected there at the end of May, to review the Prussian troops in France, which will be embodied in two corps on the Maese, one near Ligny, the other near Charleville. It is added, that the Duke of Wellington will go to Sedan to meet his Majesty. After the review, it is said the King will go to Cambray, and then to Paris.— The 7000 Russians which have the Army of Occupation, are expected to embark at Dunkiik about the middle of May, when it is supposed the transports for their re- ception will be in that port. A fifth part of these troops consist of cavalry, principally Cossacks. The discipline of the Russians is still highly praised Cadiz letters mention that the expedition which lately left that port is bound to the Spanish Main, being sent thither in all haste, in consequence of the bad news to the Royalist cause which had arrived from that quarter. It consists of about, 1700 men, escorted by two sloops,— Another small expedition was preparing to double Cape Horn, and land either in Chili or Alien. It was to carry out SOI) or 1000 men. — The reforms projected by the Minister Garay were the general topics of con- versation at Cadiz; and owing either to the hopes of their being carried into effect, or some dexterous manoeuvre in the money market, the vales Reales had Liken an unprecedented rise. Bilboa, in Spain, has long been considered a free port for shipping, and always promised to re- main so. By the last accounts, however, from that, place, dated the 26th of April, it appears that the Government had just given notice of a custom to be immediately established there. The armaments preparing in the Ottoman Em- pire are again confidently spoken of. These pre- parations are ascribed to the apprehensions enter tained, by the Turkish Government, of designs against the integrity of the Ottoman Empire being in the contemplation of certain Christian Powers. !•( would appear that some difficulty exists at Washington in forming the new Cabinet. The department of War has been offered by Mr. Monroe to Mr. Clay, of Kentucky, Speaker of the House of Representatives, which has been refused, as he wishes to be Secretary of State. The importunities of the friends of this Gentleman, and of the Mi- niutur to Great Britain, John Quincey Adams, in urging their respective claims to that appointment, are setd to . be extremely embarrassing to the new President.— The American papers afford no sauc- • tionsv. hatever to the report of a serious difference • between the British Commissioners and the persons • employed by the American Government, to run the boundary line between the United States and British America. The Bill for repealing the laws for fixing the highest rate of legal Interest on Money, was read a first time in the House of Commons on Thursday.— Mr. Harvey moved for a Committee to investigate the causes of the explosion of the Norwich Steam Boat, and to re- port the same to the House. The motion was agreed to, and the Committee appointed.— Mr. D. Gilbert brought in a Bill for the Abolition of certain Offices, and the Regulation of others, in Scotland. The Bill was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Tuesday. The Count and Countess St. Antonio gave a grand dinner on Monday, at which were present the Duke and Duchess of Wellington, Marquis and Marchioness of Abercorn, Marchioness of Down- shire, the Ladies Hill, Lord Arthur Hill, Count and Countess Lieven, Lord Burghersh, and Mr. Wellesley Pole. In the evening the Countess en- tertained upwards of 400 of her distinguished friends with a grand concert. Several of the most eminent vocal and instrumental performers were retained on the occasion. The grand hall aud staircase were brilliantly illuminated, and the ser- vants dressed in their state liveries. The drawing- rooms were a scene of magnificent splendour. At half past ten the company began to arrive. At eleven o'clock the Prince Regent honoured the company with his presence, and did not retire until two o'clock. There were also present the Duke and Duchess of Cumberland, and the most distin- guished personages in town. Detachments for the cavalry regiments in France were embarked on Monday at Dover, on board three transports, for Calais. Mitchell, the leader of the. disaffected in the southern parts of Lancashire, after an active search, has at length been taken by a warrant from the Secretary of Slate. On Saturday evening, a person of the name of Holl, on engraver, was apprehended by Mr. Hill, the King's Messenger, on a charge of high treason. After undergoing a short examination, he was committed.— On Sunday morning, at an early hour, Mr. Dyke, the King's Messenger, and Vickery, the Bow- street Officer, apprehended Mr. Carr, a fancy painter, at his residence in Tottenham- Court- road, on a charge of high treason. An inquest was held at the Bed Lion, Red Lion- street, Clerkenwell, on Thursday, on the body of William Cockle. The deceased was found lying on his belly on the floor, in an apartment of the above- mentioned house, at which he lodged, with a string round his neck, and tied to vice that was fixed to the bench at which he worked, and by which he had hanged himself.— Verdict, Lunacy. A melancholy accident occurred at Tewkesbury on Wednesday se'nnight. A number of persons being- assembled at the house of Mr. William Drew, previous to the commencement of the sale of his effects, one of them incautiously took up a pistol which lay in the parlour, and, without examining whether it was loaded, played with it until it went off; when Mr. Joseph Browett, a worthy and re- spected Member of the Society of Friends, who was standing in the room, unfortunately received nearly the whole of its contents in his body, and had it not been for the circumstance of his hand being at the moment placed before him, death must have been the immediate consequence. His hand was most frightfully disfigured, and the great number of shots which entered his body leaves it yet very uncertain whether his life can be preserved. Saturday, a3 the Ilev. John Lane, Vicar of Saw- bridgeworth, Herts, was angling iu Pishiobury Park, he fell into the water, and no person being near, was unfortunately drowned. His body, after some hours' search, was found with the fishing- rod iu his hand. An attempt was made on Saturday last, by the felons in Hertford gaol, to escape. They had pro- cured some tools which were found in their cells, and moved a large stone and a quantity of earth, together with some bricks, with the intention of undermining the foundation in what is termed the day- room of the prison. The gaoler, however, discovered it in time to stop their progress. A few days since, a fire broke out on some premises occupied by a person of the name of Pettit, who has lately taken a mill at Old Sampford, in this county ; which, in a short time, consumed all the out- buildings. The damage is estimated at 10001. On Saturday morning, Richard Edwards, and his son, a lad about fifteen years of age, went from Pakefield to Kessingland, Suffolk, for the purpose of fishing. The wind blowing strong, and the tide being against them, they made for Kessingland beach. When within fifty yards of the shore, a sea broke into the boat, and upset her. The lad got upon his father's back, who could swim; but, in an instant, there came another wave, arid swept him off. The lad was drowned, but the father, with difficulty, reached the shore. Yesterday se'nnight, a poor man, named Hurry, a labouring maltster, in the service of Mr. Robert Chalk, of Saffron Waltten, was seen to walk gently up his master's yard, to his work, after dinner, apparently in good health. He was followed by his son, not more than two or three minutes after, who discovered him sitting ou a stool in the kiln- house, in tbe malting, quite dead, with a shovel in his hand. Tuttday se'nnight, Henry Mills was committed to Chelmsford gaol, by S. C. Carne and John M'Lachlan, Esqrs. charged with having robbed Ann, the wife of William Brignal, on the highway, at West Hanningfield, of twenty- two shillings in silver. — fliomas Joy was committed yesterday se'nnight, by II. Torin, Esq. charged on the oaths of George Claydon, and others, with having wil- fully and maliciously set fire to a building used as a granary, in the occupation of William Raven and others, at Feeling. MARRIED. Wednesday se'nnight, Air. Henry Barwell, of Witham, butcher, to Miss Bright, daughter of Mr. Bright, farmer, of Wickham Bishops. DIED. Saturday last, at his house, Chigwell, in this county, William Windsor, Esq aged 72. Sunday last, at the advanced age of 81, Mrs. Emeretta Smith, relict of the late Mr. Josiah Smith, of Wickham- Hali. Last waek, Mrs. Betty Ford ; who for many years ob tabled an honest livelihood at Goldhanger, by shaving her neighbours. A few days since, at Billericay, iu the 20t! i year of his aire, William Henry, youngest sou of Mr. Augustine Finch, of London. Oil Thursday, aged 73, Mrs. Tiffin, widow of the late Mr Robert Tiffin, of Mill's Farm, Earls Colne. Wednesday se'nnight, Mr. David Robinson, a spectable tradesman at Sawston. He was suddenly seized with an apoplectic fit, and died in about an hour after. He has left a young widow and five small children to lament his loss" 1 Lately, in his78th year, after a few hours'indisposition, William Taylor, Esq" formerly of the f rm of Taylor aud Newton, printers' agents, Warwick- square, London. A few days ago, Mr. Nevard, wheelwright, of Crouch- strcet, in th'is town. 29, HIGH- STREET, COLCHESTER. Fashionable Lincn- Drapery, Silk Mercery, Hosiery and Haberdashery. W. H. CHENERY, GRATEFUL to his Friends and the Public in general, for the very liberal and constant Support which he' has hitherto experienced, begs leave to inform them that he has on Sate ail extensive Assortment of the above ARTICLES, viz. 4- 1 and J- 9 Irishes, Irish, Russia, Lancashire, and other Sheetings; Counterpanes and Quills ; Table Linen, Doylers, and Table Covers; India Nankeens, rich Sarcenets of various descriptions; Poplins and Lustres ; superior Shawls and Scarfs : printed Jaconot and Cambric Muslias; Muslin Kobes, coloured and while; black and white Lace Veils and Scarfs; rich Ribbons and Silk Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Parasols, Umbrellas, & c. & c. all which he has purchased from the First Markets, so as to enable him to otter every Article at very reduced Prices. Family Mourning and Funerals served. Mrs. C. is now in London, purchasing the most prevail- ing Fashions in Millinery, Pelisses, Dresses, Spencers, Feathers, and Flowers, which she intends having ready for Inspection, on Thursday next.— A Variety of Straw, Chip, and Leghorn Mats and Bonnets. May 8, 1817. .1 Saving of Eight Shillings in the Pound, at the cheapest Hat Warehouse in the County of Essex, No. 19, Wyre- street, Colchester. THE PROPRIETOR informs his Friends and the Public, he has for Sale by Commission, that valuable and extrusive STOCK in TRADE of Messrs. Priedew and Co. Mat- Manufacturers, for the Benefit of the Creditors; containing 150 Gentlemen's superfine Beaver Hate, made of the best Materials, and warranted Water- proof, at 18s. each; usually sold at II. tK One Thousand best Beaver Hat-, Silk trimmed, and made of good M aterials, only 7s. 3d. each ; usually sold at Us. lid.— The Advertiser recommends these Hats to the Notice of the Public, as no . Manufacturer in England can write such Hats, of an equal quality, under 12s. 6d. each — A large quantity of these Hats will be in the Market every Saturday, for one Month, for the inspection of the Public. A very great variety of Ladies' and Children's superfine Beavers, equally cheap. ELEGANCE AND ECONOMY IN DRESS. LONDON MARKETS. MARK- LANE, MONDAY, MAY5, 1817. The supply of Wheat this morning, from Essex and Kent was plentiful, which was generally dull at a decline of 2s to 3s. per quarter. Barley was also 2s. per quarter cheaper, and Beans declined in the same proportion. In Oats there was likewise a depreciation of 1s. to2s. per quarter. In other articles no alteration took place to render notice requisite. WEDNESDAY, MAY 7. A tolerable large quantity of the Wheat that arrived on Monday, remained over to this day's Market, but having few buyers, the sales were heavy at Monday's prices. Barley continued exceedingly dull, except for the inferior qualities, which were in demand for shipping. In Pease, Beans, and other articles, there was no alteration. PRICE OF GRAIN, PER QUARTER. MONDAY', MAY5. Wheat, mealing Red, Go a t'b Grey Pease Fine 110 alls • Horse Beans White , . .. 711 a US | Tick Beans Fine 11 ;> aliS Bread Beans Black 5ti a 82 | Long Pods Rivets 3G a 74 t Barley Rye ' 45 a 5U , Oats White Pease 40 a - Hi Polaud& Brew Boilers 48 a 1.0 . Malt 32 a 51 20 a 2b a a t — u — 22 a 60 lti a 37 17 u 42 16 a * JU PRICE OF SEEDS, & c. E. PIPER, TAILOR AND DRAPER, 76, SHOREDITCH, LON- DON, TAKES this Opportunity of informing Gentle- men in the Country they may be accommodated With every Article of FASHIONABLE DRESS, manu- factured to Order, in the best manlier. The strictest At- tention is paid in cutting each Garment to the most grace- ful Form, with Elegance of Taste and Fashion, executing the same in a superior Style of Workmanship, and Mate- rials of the first Quality, on the lowest Terms. E. P. feels persuaded one trial will be sufficient to prove the above, and recommends Gentlemen visiting the Me- tropolis, to apply at No. 76, Shoreditch, Three Doors from the Turnpike. N. B A Suit of Clothes made at a few Hours Notice. Ladies' Habits and Pelisses in the first Style Turnip, White, p. bl. 2.) a .32 Red & Green ditto 38 ' a 42 Mustard, brown ... 7 a lti white 4 a 9 Canary, per quarter S'. l a Sfc Rape Seed, per last 48i' a ' M! Linseed, .' 4b a lii s. Clover, red, p. cwt. 60 a 104 white 50 aliij Foreign, red £. 0 a 94 Trefoil s u 3i Carraw'ay 48 a 50 Coriander 1G a 18 Rye Grass, perqr... 20 a 50 TO THE SHIPPERS OF GOODS FROM HULL AND GAINSBRO' TO THE PORT OF COLCHESTER. JOHN OATHWAITE AND CO. EG to inform their Friends, that their fast sailing Cutter, THE ADVENTURE, is Gainsbro', taking in Goods for Colchester and COLCHESTER, SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1817. *** In consequence of inattention in forwarding the regular supply of Stamps from Loudon, a portion of this day's publication is unavoidably printed on unstamped paper, the exact quantity of which will be specified, and the duty paid accordingly. We hear that two Sermons will be preached for the Benefit of the Church of England Charity Schools, Colchester, by the Rev. James Longmore, B. D. Vicar of Yealmpton cum Revelstoke, Devon, | on Sunday, the 8th of June. i Edward Roger Pratt, Esq. ( brother- in- law of the deceased Member) and Edmond wodehouse, Esq. have offered themselves as candidates to suc- ceed the late Sir Jacob Astley, Bart, in the re- presentation of Norfolk. Both are actively engaged in canvassing by themselves and friends. The election will take place on Monday, the 19th inst. and a warm contest is expected. We have received an account of a dreadful fire in the small town of Ekesund in Norway, by which accident twenty- two houses were consumed.— One gentleman had the misfortune to have two children burnt. By very great exertions he rescued two others; but in the attempt to preserve those who fell victims to the flames, in which he un- fortunately failed, he nearly sacrificed his own life, being most dreadfully burned.— Most part of the sufferers have lost all their property. A few days since, a person in the employ of some of the sons of Nimrod, in endeavouring to obtain foxes in Danbury Park, by fumigation, set lire to five trees of considerable size, which were de- stroyed. The fire was seen at a great distance. When brought before the Magistrates, the man acknowledged the fact, but very satisfactorily proved, that the injury he had done was rather the effect of ignorance than design. He was therefore discharged. Two more of the Manchester conspirators have been Conducted to Chelmsford Gaol. The orders given to the Governors of the various distant county gaols, where prisoners from Manchester have been sent, are, that they be kept in separate apartments, and from all other prisoners, and taken out daily, for air, but without communication with any per- son except the keeper. On Wednesday, in the Court of King's Bench, in the case the King v. Wood ami others, who were convicted at the last Assizes for this county of having contraband goods in their possession, the defendants against whom that offence had been proved, were sentenced to one year's imprisonment; and the parties who obstructed the officers in the seizure, viz. Paynes and Marjorum, to nine months; Wood to six months, Eanland to four months, Barnes to three mouths, and to pay a fine of 501. and Westall to a fine of 201. only, which was com- muted to one month's confinement, as be declared his inability to pay it. - A melancholy accident occurred on Wednesday. A labouring man, named Howard, in the employ of Mr. William Woodward, farmer, of Stanway Hall, near this town, fell from a waggon loaded with faggots, and pitching upon his head, was killed on the spot. At the King's Head, in this town, on Wednes- day, a boy undertook to eat 3! bs. of beef- stakes, with a proportionate quantity of bread, and drinking as much porter as be chose, in half an hour, which he completed in five minutes under the time. COLCHESTER, MAY 9. Arrived— Prince of Waterloo, Cole ; Henrietta, Mar- shall, Hull— Blessing, Woods; Hopewell, Martin; Pro- vidence, Johnson; Little Hermitage, Beaumont, London— Bess, Broom; John and Mary,' Tose, Sunderland— Welcome Messenger, waller; Providence, Wellurn; Friends, Tranham, Jersey. SAILED— Owner's Delight, Halls; Amity, Withey; Ceres, Prentice ; Endeavour, Nunn ; Hope, Chitham ; Polly, .' Mason; Providence, Johnson; Friends Goodwill, Potter ; Benjamin and Ann, Beckwith; Dove, Broom, London— Dove, Simmons, Bridgewater— Endeavour, Pit- tuck, Margate— Prince of Waterloo, Cole, Hull. HARWICH, MAY 9. Arrived— Packets— Sunday, Lord Nelson, Captain Deane, Cuxhaven.— . Monday, Beaufoy, Captain Norris, Helvoetsluys. SAILED.— Pockets— Saturday, Earl of Leicester, Capt. Hammond, Helvoelsluys; Lark, Capt. Sherlock, Cuxhaven; Jane, ( extra) Captain Mortleman, Gottenburg.— Wednes- day, Henry Freeling, Capt. Mason, Helvoetsluys; Auck- land, Captain Lyne, Cuxhaven. COLCHESTER. nPlIE CORN MARKET of this Place will con- JL. thiue to be held every Saturday, from One till Three o'clock ; at which time those concerned are re- quested to attend. WILLIAM ARGENT, Mayor. Colchester, April 8, 1S17. COLCHESTER AND ESSEX EYE INFIRMARY. now at d Places adjacent; ( hat THE CATHERINE 15, which sailed from Colchester on Saturday last, is arrived at Hull, and will be at Gainsbro' in a few days, to take the Goods which the Adventure leaves : and THE PRINCE OF WATER- LOO being loaded at Colchester, and ready for sea, will beat Hull with all possible speed, and then proceed to Gainsbro', to take in the Goods left by the Catherine. J. Oathwaite and Co. therefore beg to give this in- formation to their Friends, that they may order their Goods accordingly ; and as Expedition is the life and spur of Trade, they trust the Shippers in general will give them that encouragement which they merit. Messrs. Dean and Beaumont, Wharfingers at Gainsbro', will forward all Goods sent to their care with regularity and dispatch. Colchester, May 9,1817 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS. A LL Persons having any Claim or Demand upon J a. the Estate and Effects of Miss MARY PENNY- STONE DAY, late of Kelvedon, in the County of Essex, deceased, are desired immediately to send an Account thereof to Mr John Greenwood, of Halsted ; or to Messrs. Green and Day, of Walden, in the said County of Essex, that the same may be discharged; and all Persons who stand indebted to the said Estate and Effects, are re- quested to pay the same to either of the above- named Executors, within one mouth from the date hereof. Kelvedon, May 8,1817. TO CREDITORS. PRICE OF FLOUR. Fine English Flour 100s, a 105s.— Second ditto 95s. a 100s. AVERAGE PRICE , OF CORN PER QUARTER, For the Week ending April -<>. England and Wales. s. d. . 103 10 Wheat Rye Barley Oats 131 0 50 10 aa 7 England and Wales. 49 Beans ... Pease .. Oatmeal Big PRICE OF HAY AND STRAW. Smithfield. £. s,—£. Hay ...".' 4 if, to (>' 0 Clover 0 to to 7 10 Straw 1 11 to i 5 St. James. Hay 3 10 to 6 1<> 0 Clover li 0 to 7 Straw 1 IU 10 " i l> Whitechapet. Hay 5 5 to li ti Clover li 10 iu 7 10 Straw 1 la lo - 2 4 Beef ... Mutton NEWGATE AND LEADEN HALL. Per Stone of 81b. by the Carcase. s. d. — s. d. s. d — s. < 1. 3 0 to 4 0 j Veal ' A 0 IO ft 4 3 4 to 3 8 j Pork 3 6 to & i Lamb, 4s. 4tl. to lis. 4d. PRICE OF M EAT AT SMITH FIELD, Exclusive of the Offal, which consists of Head, Entrails,& Hide, and is worth about Id. per ib — Per Stone of Sib. Monday, May5. | Friday, May 9. s. li. i— s. d Beef. 11 Mutton 3 Veal 4 Pork 3 li to 4 ( i to 4 0 to 0 8 to 5 Beef. Mutton Pork Veal 3 t> lo 4 3 li to 5 4 0 to 5 5 0 lo li Head of Cattle at Smithfield. MONDAY Beasts l, 9i0 Sheep... 15 OfiO Pigs I'M Calves... 150 FRIDAY Beasts IS • Sheep... 4,700 Pigs 2* 1 Calves.. loO PRICE OF HOPS IN THE BOROUGH. New Bags. £'. s — £ Kent 1.) 10 to 14 0 Sussex 10 0 lo 13 III FarnhamPock 17 0 lo 21 ( i .! New Pockets £• s. — £ Kent It 11 lo 17 Sussex 11 0 . o io • Essex li 0 to 10 AVERAGE PRICE OF BROWN SUGAR. £ i. 2s. 7$ d. per cwt. Exclusive of the Duties of Customs paid or payable thereon on Importation thereof into Great Britain. ^ inilOSE Persons who have any Claim upon the X Estate and Effects of BENJAMIN- SEBBORN, late of East Donyland, iu the County of Essex, Farmer, arc hereby informed, that their Accounts must be for- warded to the Trustees within fourteen days from the date hereof, otherwise they will be excluded from all Benefit arising from a Dividend of the same Estate and Effects. DANIELL AND SEWELI., Solicitors to the Trustees Colchester. 10th May, 1817. MR. PARTRIDGE AVING changed his Residence, respectfully informs the Public, that he attends indigent Patients afflicted with DISEASED EVES, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from Nine to Eleven, in con- formity with the original Plan he instituted in Maiden- burgh- street COLCHESTER. MRS. LAY, EREELING grateful for the many past Favours she has already received,. again solicits her Friends and the Public, on Friday, the 16th of May inst. to a large, new, and well selected" Assortment of MILLENERY, DRESSES, SPENCERS, PELISSES, & c. & e. from the first Houses in London.— Mrs. L. has also received a large Assortment of STAYS and CORSETS, entirely new in Shape, and beautiful in Quality and Appearance, at unusually low Prices. No. 20, HEAD- STREET, COLCHESTER. MISS WARREN, GRATEFULLY acquaints her Friends and the Ladies in general, that she is just returned from London with a New and Elegant ASSORTMENT of MILLINERY DRESSES, which will be exhibited on Wednesday, the 14th of May, and following Days, when she will consider herself favoured by those Ladies who honour her with a call. N. B. A Vacancy for Two Apprentices. R. BARBER, Linen Draper, Haberdasher, Hosier, and Silk Mercer, Ao. 6, High- street, Late the White Harthni, Colchester, T> EGS to inform the Inhabitants of Colchester Jl J) and the Public, that he has now to offer an ASSORT- MENT of GOODS in the above Branches, on such terms that a single trial will be sufficient to prove they are well worth their immediate attention. The Prices of a few Articles are selected as a Guide :— Colerain Irish Linens. | l} d. per Yard. Stout Calicoes, from 4^ d per Yard. Women's Cotton Hose, 7n per Pair. Fine ditto, Is. 4d. Men's coloured Cotton ditto. Is. 2d. per Pair. Mechlin Quillings, lid. per Yard. LIGHT GOLD TAKEN, Without the least imposition on the Artieles. Guineas, £ 1. Is Ha'f Guineas, 10s. Gd. Seven Shilling Pieces, 7s. N B. Mrs. BARBER begs to inform the Ladies of Colchester and its Vicinity, that she has an entirely New ASSORTMENT of MILLINERY, DRESSES, SPEN- CERS, & c, & c selected from the first Houses in London. FIVE GUINEAS REWARD. STOLEN, Last Night or early this Morning, from off the Premises of James Shearman, of Ramsey, Essex, A CHESNUT MARE, six years old, and about fifteen hands and a half high; white on the near side of the face, wall- eyed on the same side, a black spot on the ribs of the near side, four white feet, the hind legs white nearly to the ham joint. Whoever will give Information of the Offender or Of- fenders, shall, oh Conviction, receive FIVE GUINEAS REWARD.— Any person giving Intelligence of the said Mare, so that she may be had again, shall be handsomely rewarded for his trouble, and all expences paid. May 9, 1817. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, rj^ WO FIELDS OF FREEHOLD ARABLE 1 LAND, on Crockleford Heath, in Ardleigh, three Miles from Colchester, containing, by a late survey, 8A. 3R. 5P. To be sold together or separately. Pos- session may be had immediately, or at Michaelmas next. For further particulars, and to view the same, apply to Mr. John Fenn, of Ardleigh aforesaid. Mail 1, 1817. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY FENN AND BRYER, In Two Lots, at the Lion Inn, Hadleigh, Suffolk, on Mon- day, the 19th of May instant, at Five o'Clock in the Afternoon, ( unless previously disposed of by Private Contract, of which Notice will be given,) LOT 1. Substantial and almost new- built DWEL- 4 Suli LI PRICE OF TALLOW IN LONDON, MAY 2 s. d. Town Tallow p. cwt 56 6 Russia ditto Candle... 5b O White ditto — 0 Soap ditto 53 0 Melted stun 43 0 Rough ditto.. 30 li Greaves 14 0 Good Dregs 7 0 Curd Soap 9b 0 Mottled 94 0 Yellow ditto 80 u s. d. Whitechapel Market.. . 3 1 St. Jame's Market.... . 0 0 Clare Market . 0 0 3 1 Average 3 1 CURRENT PRICES OF SPIRITS AND WINES SPIRITS, per Gallon. Excl. of Duty. s. d. s. d. Brandy Cognac < i (> a ( i 9 Bordeaux 5 0 a 5 9 — Spanish 4 Oat U Geneva Holland 3 In a 4 o Rum, Jamaica 2 10 a 4 0 L. Islands 2 4 a 2 10 WINE, Dealers' Price. Claret, per H 35 a 03 Lisbon, Per P - lO a 4S Port 45 u 54 Madeira 00 a 70 Sherry, per Bt 28 a Mountain 28 a 34 PRICES OF SUGAR, COFFEE, COCOA, & GINGER SUGAR, s. Raw ( Barbad.) 72 a 80 Do. very fine ( 10 a 92 Powder Loaves... 106 a 119 Single do. Br 105 a 100 . Molasses... 26s. Od. a Os. Od. COFFEE. Dominica and Surinam. Fiue Good Ordinary Jamaica, fine Good - Ordinary 92 a 84 a 72 a 90 a 82 a . 00 a Triage. 54 a 05 Mocha 100 a 112 Bourbon 70 a 8(> St. Domingo .: 08 a 7- 1 Java 76 a 86 COCOA. Trinidad 105 a 110 Carraccas 112 a I'^ O Maranham 78 a 84 GINGER. Jamaica white 2 0 a 33rt —— black 105 a — Barbadoes 147 a ItiO I \ UN G- HOUSE, with a Barn, Two Stables, Granary, and suitable Out- buildings, Yards and Gardens, Malting- Office, 20 Combs steep; mid Twenty- six Acres, or there- abouts, ( be the same more or less) of rich, fertile, ARA- BLE and PASTURE LAND thereto adjoining and be- longing, now in the occupation of Mrs. Elizabeth Hicks, under a Lease, of which Two Years will be unexpired at Michaelmas next, at the Rent of 1151 per Annum. The House is situated on an Eminence, in the pleasant Village of Layham, and commands an extensive and beau- tiful View over a very fertile Country; is distant one mile from the capital Corn Market of Hadleigh; ten from the the Ports of Ipswich and Manningtree; and twelve from Colchester. All the above- mentioned Buildings, and about one Moiety . of the Lamls, are Freehold, and the remainder Copyhold of the Manor of Netherbury Hall, in Layham. N. B. Part of the Purchase- money may remain upon security of the Premises. Lot 2. A COPYHOLD MESSUAGE, divided into THREE TENEMENTS, situate near the Marquis Corn- wallis Inn, in Layham aforesaid, ami now in the several Occupations of Smith, Halsey, and Syer, - tenants at will. Also anew Brick- built MALT1NG- OFFICE, SO Coombs steep, situate near the said Messuage. Further Particulars, and Conditions of Sale, may be had at the Office of. Messrs. Leake and Offord, Solicitors, Hadleigh; or of the Auctioneers there. PRICE OF LEATHER AT LEADENHAI. L. Crop Hides to50lbs. 17 to 19 Call Skins to 401bs. 17 to 20 . Ditto to 701bs 19 to 24 Ditto to SOIbs. 19 to 23 SmallSeals( Greeud.,'. 0 io28 Large do. p. doz. 70s to HO* Tanned H. Hides — to — Butts, to SOIbs. each 20 to 22 Ditto, to 661b*. each — to — Merchants' Backs — to — Dressing Hides... 13 to 15 Fine Coach Hides 15 to 17 Crop Hides,: i0tu401bs. tor cutting 15 to 17 COURSE OF EXCHANGE. Amsterdam 38 10 B. 2 Us. Ditto, at Sight. SS 4 Amsterdam It 18 C. F. Ditto, at Sight. 11 15 Rotterdam 11 19 12 Us. Hamburgh 35 7 Us. Altona 35 8 2 » Us. Paris, 3 day's sight 24 80 lis. Ditto 25 2 Us Bourdeaux ditto 25 Madrid 3")} Effective. Cadiz.. 35 Effective. Bilboa 35^— Barcelona — St. Sebastian's — Seville 341 Gibraltar Leghorn 47^ Geuoa44i— Venic* 27 — Malta 41:— Naples 39j Palermo 116 per Oz. Lisbon 57— Oporto 57 RioJaneiro 59 Dublin 10} Cork II per ct. Agio of the Bank on Holl. 3 Bank Stock 255J 3 per Cent. Red. 71J 3 per Cent. C. 72J Omnium p Ditto for Pavt. Exchequer Bills 12 17 lip PRICE OF STOCKS, MAY 1. 4 per Cent ssj 5 percent. Navy 10' iJ Long Ami. 18jj Cons, for Acc. 72J South Sea Old Annities THEORY OF EARTHQUAKES. An inhabitant of Switzerland, who cultivates the Physical Sciences, has published the following article concerning Earthquakes, which ( whatever be the merit of the explanation it gives) appears calculated to interest tbe majority of Oar Readers. Notwithstanding all the attention and curiosity manifested iuobserving the effects of eartlippiak. es, • yet tbe greatest indifference prevails respecting the investigation of the causes which produce them. There would be nothing extraordinary in Ihis; if the stuily of causes did not lead to the calculation of effects, and consequently did not serve to deter- mine the nature and extent rtf the accidents which may result front these phenomena, For these some days past, earthquakes have been the ouly topics of conversation: they have been felt in various parts of Switzerland, Savoy, aud France. They excite terror among the vulgar and the timid ; superstitious pervons draw Irom them consequences analogous to their ideas ; and men of science are content to reason upon them. The latter establish their theories on nearly the following circumstances, Naturalists, volcanos, and reason inform us, that the whole interior ol the globe is in a state of ebul- lition and fusion, and that the matter of which it is composed is the same in substance and quality as boiling lava or melted glass. This immense re- servoir of liquid metals is covered by a crust ol cold nutter, the thickness of which is very inconsider- able when compared to the enormous volume ol boiling substance which it envelopes. One may imagine, if possible, what passes on the surface ol an immense globe of lava in ebullition.; that is to say between it aud the cold pait of the eaith with which il is covered ; or the effects of that continual commotion and internal ravage which operates be- neath the vaults and among the septa aud columns which serve to support the only solid crust in the whole globe. It is easy to suppose how many un- derminings, disorders, and enlargements, must take place iu the immense vaults above which we fancy ourselves so tirmly established, and which separate us from an ocean of melted glass. The rools of these immense vaults having lost their support by the action of the fire, naturally give way in particular places. They yield to a weight which tliey can uo longer support when their walls are demolished by any cause whatever. A sinking then takes place until the spa' e between the su- perior vault of ihe cavern and the subjacent matter is tilled up. It is this kind of deterioration which occasions earthquakes, and as the sinking usually takes place in the most central points ot the sub- terranean vaults, flat surfaces will naturally descend nearly horiz mtally. Shocks are therefore attended with much less danger to low houses and edifices than to those which are extremely lolty, ' 1 he latter having more of a perpendicular line to lose, are likewise more exposed to the effects ot the momentary inclination which threatens them when the sinking of the earth is not exactly horizontal. According to this theory, earthquakes must be less frequent in flat than iu mountainous countries ; and this is undoubtedly the fact. It is indeed evident that the parts of the great subterranean vaults which correspond with enormous masses of mountains, are more liable to give way than others, because they have a more considerable weight to support. It is likewise evident, that if in a Hat country the usual thickness of the crust ol the terrestrial globe be 3000 toises, and 4000 undei mountains, it will more readily yield to this over- plus of weight than to the ordiuary weight ol JiOOO toises. It will therefore happen that a solid mass coming down upon the surface of the metal in lusiun, will produce the etiect of a pressing pump, and will tend with all its force to raise the liquid substance by means of pressure, aud to make it issue by the crevices of the earth, which serve as conduits. This occasions volcanos, which produce lava when- ever the mass of sunk earth is sufficiently heavy to raise to the height of the craters the matter iu fusion, subject to the action of this species of pressing pump. Finally, tbe walls which retain a lake of sub- terraneous fire, being undermined and consumed in a horizontal direction, communications are opened between the reservoirs of water and the reservoirs of lava in fusion. ' I he union of these two opposite elements produces those momentary shocks which are frequently more violent than those occasioned by the mere sinking of the sub- terraneous vaults. A single letter is insufficient to develope the complete theory of earthquakes; it will, however, serve to make it known, aud the judgment of the reader will supply the rest. FASHIONABLE ROUTS.—' Ihis species of enter- tainment consists in assembling together five or six hundred persons, who crowd through a suite of elegantly furnished apartments. This custom is beginning to gain ground in Paris. The lady of the house, at one ol these parties in London, being convinced of the impracticability of paying per- sonal attention to 700 guests, ordered her carriage and drove ot) to spend the evening with an inti mate friend, without ever being missed by the party she had left behind her. OLIVER CROMWELL'S PALACE.— This place, to which so much importance is attached iu the pages of English history, was burnt to the ground few days since, in Clerkenwell- close. The fire commenced at the Usurper's house, which, after having undergone a variety of transformations, had at length become the humble dwelling of a picture- frame maker. It was in this house that the death- warrant of King Charles the First was signed by Cromwell.— The damage occasioned by tne above conflagration is so great, that a public subscription has been set on foot throughout the parish, to alleviate the distress of the unhappy sufferers, scarcely any of whom were insured. BOW- STREET.— Friday John Atkins, John Cul- len, Richard Golden, and a boy, were fully com- mitted for trial at the ensuing Admiralty Sessions, charged with being part of a crew belonging- to a smuggling cutter which attacked the revenue cutter, the Ranger, commanded by Captain Sayers, on th 19th of March last, off the coast of Yorkshire near Robin Hood's Bay, when three of the mariners of the cutter were killed, and the mate and six manners wounded. RUINS OF POMPEII. Magnificent monuments of ancient splendour still continue to be discovered in searching the ruins of Pompeii. A public building has been found, built at right angles, 260 Neapolitan palms Ion;, and 120 broad, aud surrounded iu the interior by a portico of fifty columns. It is ornamented with beautiful paintings, some of which are very va- luable; as, among others, one which represents a warrior precipitated from a car drawn by fiery horses. The pavement is Mosaic, formed in part of small white and coloured stones, and iu part of large slabs of marble of various colours. Several inscriptions have been traced that ascertain the use of this monument. One of them indicates that the right luminum obstruendorum ( a right established by the Roman laws, preventing, in cer- taiu cases, neighbouring proprietors from having lights or prospects over the contiguous estates) had been purchased at the price of several thousand sesterces. This discovery has afforded new riches to sculpture— several statues have been found. A Venus, five palms high, and a Hermaphrodite, may be placed among the finest specimens of the Greek chisel that have come down to us. Several distin guished artists think that in this Venus they have discovered one woithy to dispute pre- eminence with the Venus de Medicis. This opinion, inspired perhaps by the pleasure of the discovery, may be before long discussed, as these precious monuments of sculpture are to be transported to the Musee Bourbon. In the same place have been found two arms of bronze, adorned with bracelets. The Chevalier Ardité, who directs the search, hopes to be enabled in a short time to expose the whole ex- tent of Pompeii, which will probably be a mine fruitful iu objects of the Fine Arts.— Journal des Debats. In the Court ot king's Bench, on Friday, a special case was argued, Orgill v. Smith, being an action upon the stat. 52 G. U. c. 130, brought by a lace- maker at Castle Dunninglord, against the Hundred, to recover compensation for " twelve lace frames, being engines," which were deslioyed in the night between the 10th and lltli of April, 1814, by divers persons riotously assembled. The question for decision was, whether lace frames, which are made of wood and iron, removable when taken to pieces, but are generally fastened to the sill of a window and the floor, were engines within the meaning of the Act.— After hearing Counsel, who cited a number of cases, the Court were unaui- mously of opinion, that, according to the true con- struction of the Act, the word engine must mean something connected with the soil, and not merely moveable, as a lace frame certainly was, from one room to another, and therefore pronounced judg- ment for the defendant. Iu the Court of King's Bench on Saturday, Ben- jamin Steed was brought up in custody to plead to an information preferred against him by the At- torney General, for writing, printing, and publish- ing a certain wicked, false, malicious, and seditious libel, of and concerning the right of the people to petition Parliament, of and concerning the Com- mons House of Parliament, and of and concerning the people of England. Mr. Barlow having stated the nature of the libel, inquired of the defendant if he had any wish to have it read more at length. The defendant said he had no desire to have it stated more fully. Mr. Barlow.—" Are you guilty or not guilty ol the offence with which you are charged?" De- fendant—" Guilty." The Attorney General.—" My Lord, the de- fendant having pleaded guilty, I shall content my- self with asking that he may now be discharged, on entering into his own recognizance to appear and receive judgment when called upon to do so. I am persuaded the ends of justice will be best answered by adopting this course in the present case." The Court acceded to this proposition, and the defendant was discharged on entering into his own recognizance in the sum of 1001. to appear and receive judgment when called on to do so. Ill the Court of King's Bench, on Monday, the Attorney- General filed three criminal informations against a person named Hone, for publishing blasphemous libels, being Parodies on the Litany, the Creed of St. Athanasius, and the Catechism and Ten Commandments.— The defendant refused to plead until he had copies of those informations. The Court told him it was not customary to grant copies, as there were no funds out of which the object of his application could be paid for.— The defendant suggested that as funds were found oil the part of Government, to tile the informations against him, copies of the informations might be supplied to him, the defendant, against whom they were filed, and they might be paid for out of the same funds. The only reply he received was a motion from the Attorney- General, that he might be committed until the first day of next Term. But after some discussion, the Court committed him to consider his plea. DETONATING BALLS.— The following singular and distressing circumstance has been communi- cated by a medical gentleman in the neighbour- hood of Leeds, as a caution on the danger of these balls :— Oil Easter Sunday, a youth from Leeds, who had been on a visit to his friends at South Kirby, having a few detonating balls in a tin case in his pocket, accidentally struck his coat against a door, when the balls exploded, and about two inches of the ease perforated the back part of his thigh. A considerable hemorrhage ensued, which, although restrained for some time, caused the death of the patient, after lingering three weeks. In the centre of the village of Northiam, Sussex stands a fine old oak, iu deep decay, which has been often a subject for the pencil of the artist, and has acquired a sort of patriarchal distinction in that place. Amongst the memorabilia of the parish, there is written evidence of its bein termed the " rent old oak, above two hundred and thirty years ago ; consequently it may be fairly considered, from that denomination, and its pre- sent state of decay, as having attained the age of fine hundred years. Tradition states, that Queen Elizabeth breakfasted under its branches, iu one of her progresses through Sussex.— Dryden makes the growth, maturity, anil decay of an oak, take . ip nine hundred years— " The monarch Oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up. and spreads by slow degrees; Three centuries he grows, and three he slays, Supreme in state, arid in three more decays." At St. Petersburg, on Easter Sunday, there was . published u very remarkable Imperial Mandate in fa- vour of the Jews, who are converted to Christianity; by which all Jews embracing the Christian Religion, no matter of what confession, are to have privi- leges granted them, whatever profession they may adopt suitab. le to their knowledge aud abilities ; aud in the northern and southern Governments lauds are to be assigned them gratis, where such as please may settle at their own expence, under the name of The Society of Jewish Christians. Some idea may be formed of the very great dis- tress which at present prevails iu the north of Scotland, by stating that an article in the Inver- ness Journal of the 20th ult. mentions, that iu the Highland districts of the counties of Sutherland, Caithness, Roso, and Inverness, the people derive a very principal part of their subsistence from bleeding their cattle, and boiling the blood into puddings.— As there was a severe storm of frost and snow on the ground when the last crop was cut au: l got in, the produce has suffered severely iu the quality and quantity. The potatoe crops have been entirely destroyed by the frost; and unless the great land proprietors shall take measures to provide the people with meal for immediate relief, pply them with grain and potatoes for seed, and also devise modes of employment for the people until the new crop comes forward, there is every prospect of a famine in that quarter.— The Bill brought into Parliament in the last Session, against the use of Stake Nets in Scotland, is loudly complained of, as operating to injure very exten- sively the sources of living of the lower classes through the season. It is with heartfelt satisfaction we are enabled to communicate to our readers the reviving state of British trade and manufactures.— The iron works of Staffordshire were the first to feel the Stagnation of trade. They gave the signal for despair; and nothing but hope sustained the mind from sinking under the contemplated ruin. Staffordshire is now emerging from its distress, and the eye is cheered with the view of active and profitable industry 1 he market of the metropolis, which a short time since was glutted with iron, has now exhausted its stock, and so pressing is the demand, that the most indefatigable exeriions of the manufacturers are unable to furnish an adequate supply. NEW HOAX.— About two o'clock on Wednesday se'nnight, a man called at most ol the Fire Offices, and, iu a manner of a person breathless from hard running, desired them to send assistance immedi- ately to Miss Dumergue's, in Piccadilly, as, he said, a dangerous fire hau broken out in the house. Ac coidiugly, engines, firemen, icc. were dispatched with all promptitude to ihe spot— the turncocks turned on the wutei— in a fe. w minutes the streets iu the neighbourhood were inundated, and some hundreds ol persons were assembled. NEW MODE OF SWINDLING.— The shopkeepers of the rily have been lor some days in a state of alarm in consequence of the daring conduct of a gang of swindlers, who have adoped a plan of operations diffeient from any within the memory of the Police. These persons have set up ollices and hinis iu different parts of the metropolis, give references to each other, and get ciedit to an im- mense amount. Ill the event of proceedings at law being taken for the recovery of a debt from any one of them, another calls upon the creditor, and if he does not succeed in deterring liiin by threats, tiom stopping the proceedings, arrests him upon a false affidavit. In some instances Ihe con- trivance has succeeded, and Ihe unfortunate cre- ditor has given up all claim to his debt in the ap- prehension ol an expence at law which he would be unable to defray. Numbers of persons have appeartd at the Mansion- House who had suffered by this atrocious plau of villainy. One of them a respectable shopkeeper, to whom one of the gang was indebted, was arrested at his house iu Cheap side, on Saturday night, upon a writ for 2501, issued by another of the gang, with whom the shop- keeper never had any dealings. Another has been obliged to keep out ot the way, iu consequence of the dread of the inevitable consequences ol giving credit to any ot them. liiey repiesent themselves as general merchants, limb r- merchants, flour- merchants, See. One of them keeps a coffee- shop aud passed us a West India merchant. On exanii nation of two of them, al the Mansion- House, M Hanner, the Solicitor, attended, and was instructed by several of the sufferers to proceed against the prisoners for a conspiracy. BLOWING UP OF A STEAM BOAT.— The Charleston City Gazette, of the 25th March, con tains the following particulars;—" We have to state a melancholy event, which happened on board ihe steam- boat Powhatan, Captain Shuster on Saturday last, about ten or eleven o'clock. Th fuel failing, the boat stopped near Wootton, about six miles below this city, to take in a fresh supply of wood. On these occasions it was the custom for the engineer to open the safety valve, to let the steam escape, and prevent its accumulation this he neglected to do, and the boiler burst will) a sudden aud tremendous noise, towards the top, One of the firemen, who was below, almost in stantly expired; but whether scalded to death or struck by some fragments, seems not lo be ascer- tained. The engineer had his face grazed, and his feet scalded, but providentially the rest of th crew and the passengers escaped injury. Every possible precaution had been taken to guard against a distressing occurrence of this nature, Both Ihe boilers were made of copper, and check valves introduced. The accident was occasioned through not raising the safety valve in time.— She has been towed up to Rocket's harbour to be re paired. Three State prisoners were taken to Exeter on Monday se'nnighl, and lodged in the county prison by warrant of Lord Sidmouth, dated 26th ult Their names are John Johnstone, Samuel Drum mond, and Joseph Healey, from the neighbou hood of Manchester, ( one from Middleton,) but they came last from Dorchester. They are charged " on suspicion of High Treason." Anne Read was charged at the Bow- street Office, on Thursday se'nnight, with attempting t< poison her own father aud mother- in- law, by se- creting poison in their tea- pot. The evidence against her was, that she does not live with them but had been in the room where the tea- pot was kept, by herself, about an hour before Ihe tea was made. By the appearance of the tea it was sup- posed to contain arsenic. It was ordered to be analysed, and the examination was adjourned. DISTILLATION OF SEA WATER.— M. Clement, the French chemist, has lately iiiveuled an apparatus for the distillation of sea water, which produces six pounds of good fresh water by the burning ol oue pound- of common coal. A single still will supply five hundred pints of water daily, and Ihe distillation may be performed during the roughest weather: hence it results, that iu the loading ol vessels, six tons of water may be obtained by oue ton of coal, and five- sixths of t^ e space usually oc- cupied by water- casks may be saved by the sub- stitution of a substance which docs not spoil like water, and which is not liable to be lost by leaking. Persons who have tasted this water affirm, that though it retains somewhat of an empyreumatic flavour, which is always contracted by the purest river water iu a still, yet that they had never drank better after having been a fortnight at sea. M. Van Mous mentions, that Brugnatelli has succeeded iu curing all cases of hydrophobia by means of oxygenated muriatic acid, employed both internally and externally; which proves that u this malady the moral holds iu dependence the physical powers. All cases of tardy hydrophobia may be considered us the effect ot imagination. Examples have occurred of the disease reaching its last stage, when it has been completely dissipated by the sight of the animal by which the patient was bitten. EXTRAORDINARY OAK TREE. — The large Golanos oak, which was felled in the year 1810, for the use of his Majesty's navy, grew about four miles from the town ot Newport, in Monmouthshire. I he main trunk, at 10 feet long, produced 450 cubic feet; one limb 335, one ditto 472, one ditto 235, oue ditto 156, one ditto 106, one ditto 113, aud six other limbs, of inferior size, averaged 93 feet ejeh, making the whole number 2426 cubic feet; which, at 40 feet to the load, is rather more than 60 loads of sound and convertible timber. ' 1 he bark was estimated at six tons; but as some of the very heavy body bark was stolen out of the barge at Newport, the exact weight is nut known. Five men were twenty days stripping- und cutting down this tree, and a pair of sawyers were five mouths converting it, without losing a day ( Sunday ex- cepted.) The money paid lor converting only, in- dependent of the expence of carriage, was 821. aud Ihe whole produce of the tree, when brought to market, was within a trifle ol 6001. It was bought standing for 4051. The main trunk was 9J feel in diameter; and iu sawing it through, a stone was discovered six feel from the ground, above a yard in the body of tbe tree, through which the saw cut; the stouevvas six inches in diameter, and complelely shut in, but round which there was not the least symptom of decay. The rings in ils butt were ire fully reckoned, and amounted lo above 400 iu number, a convincing proof that this tree was iu an improving slate for upwards of 400 years; and as the ends of some of its brain lies were decayed, aud had dropped off, it is presumed, it had stood a great number of years alter it had attained its maturity. Last Thursday se'nnight the sale of Mr. Cobbett's effects, taken under a distress for rent, took place at Botley. A large company was assembled. Four fine mules were sold at 301. each. There were also donkies, bred from a Spanish ass, and a few choice cows, all of which sold well. A short time since, the Roman Catholic Chapel, in Ballyharnis, county of Mayo, Ireland, was pri- vately entered by some miscreants, who by means of picklock keys, opened a small closet on one side of the altar, in which was deposited the mortal re- mains of the late Lord Viscount Dillon; they stripped ihe coffin of all the chased ornaments, and the velvet with which it was covered, aud theu made their escape. THE BEAUTIFUL LANDLADY.— J. Bracket was oil Monday examined, at the Worship- street Police Office, under the following circumstances:— Wilhin the lust ten days the inhabitants of Bacon- street, Bethnal- green, have been in a continual slate of con- tusion, in consequence of the rivalry of a numbered' journeymen mechanics, who frequent the Ship pub- tic- house, and who had been enamoured of the laud- lady, a sprightly widow. ' I he Bow- street patrole, stationed in the district, vainly endeavoured to pre- serve order, aud information was given at this office. John Armstrong repaired thither, aud found many hundreds assembled about ihe house, but he could only notice those he found gambling, and those he dispersed. Joshua Armstrong, his son, observing many bad characters, and the pri- soner the most forward in the riot, seized him, and was instantly assaulted by brickbats, tiles, stones, and all other sorts of missiles, by the populace' 1; one stone struck hi in in the face, and cut him very much, but he still kept his man, and brought him to the office, where, having undergone an ex- amination, lie was ordered to find bail; and iu default thereof was committed.— Mr. Giffard, the Magistrate, finding Ihis tumuli assume a serious aspect, went there also, but the mob dispersed agreeably to his orders, and re assembled again directly on bis departure. ' Ihe report having spread wider, men continue together in great num- bers, expressly for the purpose of seeing the beau- tiful landlady. She si: s regularly in the bar and receives the money. When the house is full, the doors are closed till those within are served and ihe money taken, when they are turned cut aud a fresh set admitted. ' Ihe crowd assembled daily exceeds many hundreds, aud no less than ten watches were stolen on Thursday night. • 1 lie Ma- gistrates have given strict injunctions to the officers and parish constables to maintain the peace. PUGILISM EXTRAORDINARY. — On Friday evening last, a few of the higher flights of the Fancy met at a sporting gentleman's house con- tiguous to St. James's Palk, for the purpose ol making some matches connected with llie Turf and the Ring. Among the persons invited to par- take of the treat, the following pugilists were in- troduced: Messrs. Carter, Richmond, Scroggins, West Country Dick, Ballard, Purcell, Fisher, &<-. not as practical illustrators, bul merely to talk over sporting subjects. ' Ihe harmony ol the even- ing was suddenly deranged from ibeiitteivpeiance of Scroggins, who was determined to fight some- body, and a match for fifty guineas, to be decided on the spot, was made between him and Fisher, who had so gallantly heal the rough and hardy Crockey, before the Grand Duke, at Comb War- ren. The company being above vulgar prejudices, the Turkey carpet was removed with ihe utmost celerity, and the chairs aud tables handed off. After a most desperate contest, of nearly fitly rounds, Scrogging was declared the victor. The following circumstance m* y be iH » » w- k » mgf to those who inquire iuto the tausts ol ionL. e « , iy A geutfeiWh ut < O. isider& ble rtse'art h h. ii I) loaoo a catalogue of year eight hundttd persons » tl » Jni attained a great age, ' and lound their habits ot i- ile to agree only in oue particOlar, namely, eany tUFfug iu ihe morning. Tin* confirms the well- kuowi* result of a similar inquiry made by oi. e ol out learned Judges. Friday morning eurly, in Spa- fitUis, the body of a tine child was found w ith a cord tied round lis neck, by which il appeared, toli^ ve been strangled. The body was taken to Clerkenwell workhouse;..,, A terrible tire has occurred ijit Thame, which has consumed tifteeil houses, and, fell 7i . persons destitute of a home. It began hist Friday alter-* noon, at about a quarter before t'vo, aud smb was the rapidity of the flames, thut the whole wer » consumed in liille more thau two hours. We are happy to say that nearly Ihe whole were iusurjd, and that no lives \ tx- re lust. EXECUTION.— Friday morning, at eight o'clock, Patrick Brown, alias Ryan, lor highway robbery, suffered the sentence ol the law before the Debtors' Door, in the Old Bailey. The unfortunate matt seemed perfectly resigned to his fate. MELANCHOLY CASE.— At the London adjourned Sessions, on Friday, Mary Brown, alias Ryan, [ the unfortunate wile of tbe man who hud been executed iu the morning,) was put to the bar, charged with endeavouring to procure ihe escape ot her husband, aud two other persons, named Ital- ian! aud Hundley, lioin Newgate, on ihe lath of April last.— The prisoner, us might weil be sup* posed, exhibited an appearance which ixiiieci Ute commiseration of every person pie& eu: ; she was convulsed with agony, uud hau an infant al her breast—' llie particulars of this case have already appeared. Several witnesses deposed to ihe tijulU oi theu).—- The prisoner had no Counsel, but Mr. Barry humanely volunteered to plead. He ob- served, ihal it, in the maids of a British Jury, whom, he then had the honour to address, ( ouvicuuu should be established against the prisoner, he would llien turn to the Court, and, appealing to its mercy, say, that the pangs, tile contrition, the grief, aud the sorrow, that at present munuuteu llie soul ol this unfortunate wiuow and mother, wen* lo her a far greater punishment than all the patua aud penalties ol the law.— I tie Recorder having summed up the evidence, Ihe Jury, after some minutes consultation, pronounced a verdul of Guilty, but, through the foreman, thus uild. tssed the COURT :— My Lord, and Gentlemen,— Wc most earnestly re- commend this aiiujsl beljikw and wretched nuiiuu to your mercy. The whole Court, we feel, ha , with ut, r. selves, been agouized at the circuluataiice, thai bh., % ho bet a lew hours eiuce w « k a wife, is i. ow a widow, i. wt upon society under circu'iuMatice* ol'Ute. ui., si heart- red. n. fif nature, to seek protection f. r herself iLd orphans W e beg- thut, iu uieicy, you will visit her with, the most lenient puuisnuiei. t possible." The Court having consulted a few moments to- gether, the Recorder proceeded lo puss sentence upon ihe prisoner, and having highly complimented the Jury lor their very humane recommendation, in which he said the Bench heavily concurred, or- dered her to be confined in Newgate lor one ca- lendar mouth;— Ihe prisoner, in a flood of tears, begged the Court would suffer her " to go to the wake ol her husband, ( lie being an Irishman and Human Catholic,) and see Ihe last ol him." ' Ihe Court said il was not in their power lo grant such - a request.— She was then conveyed iu custody irom the Court; the Jury, however, and alnn,> t t very individual iu Court, previously btslowi. j, suios of money upon her. HUMOROUS DEFENCE.— AtlheQiforter Session* lor Liverpool, a lew days since, Patrick Fitzsim- mons was tried for stealing a watchman's great- coat. it was proved ill. piisoHtr hud, on tlie night of the 6th uli. broke open a watchman's box, aud taken away the coat, which w;, s found upon Ivitu about au hour afterwards.—' I he prisoner, who is a native of ihe sister kingdom, being called upon for his defence, placed biuiseli m an oratorical position, and said, May il phise your Honours, 1 am accused of breaking into a watchman's box aud stealing away his coat; but i am perlecily in- nocent, and I II tell you jus I how il happened?—• I had been out drinking on the night Ihey mention, aud 1 had, lo be sure, got mortally drilnk : thai I knuw is very wiong. About iwo o'clock iu Ihe morning, as 1 was going staggering home, 1 asked Ibis here watchman, ' Canyon lei) tne where 1 catl get a lodging, or where 1 can gel something to drink ?' ' Wo,' said he, ' ;. 1| the houses .. re shut up now, bul in an hour and a It; If there wili be a house open, where Ihey sell capital purl, so step into my wan h- box, slip on my grtal cout, aud make yourself usy, while I go my rounds, and when t come buck we II see what tun be done.' I did as he bid me ; he locked the door, and in a moment 1 was asleep. Soon alter i waked, and finding myself boxed up in this narrow cell, I could not dream where I was; so setting my feet against the door, 1 burst open the box, and walked out, quite forgetting that t had en the watchman's coal. Ou my way up the street I met two other watchmen, anil asked them, ' Could I .- et anv thing to drink ' i in y loid me I here w.- is a house hard by, where Ihey sohl rum, ot ( id. a yhss. I said ( saving your Honour's presence) that wr. s devilish dear; but I went in, and ihey went with me. When Ihe reckoning came to be paid, I happened to have uo money ; so one of llie watch- men said to we, ' liow cume you, Put, by i|„, t greatcoat?' 1 said, ' Sure, and it is my own,' not meaning to steal il, but intending only to keep myself warm with it until it was day- light. My companions, however, hauled me away to Bride- well; and this, plase your Honours, is Ihe whole truth. Is it likely, that a man thai has been sixteen years in Liverpool, should be so foolish as to break open a watch- box? Hid nol 1 know that there is generally in these plates nothing but a broom : iud a shovel? and how could I tell thai Ihe watchman- himself was not iu his box ?"— I his defenre was delivered with great fluency and animation; and the Recorder, in addressing the Jury, said, that though this was the best speech he hud heard for the last six months, yet he feared, that if they acquitted the prisoner, it must be rather for his ingenuity than for his innocence. After a short deliberation, the Jury returned a verdict of Guilty; and the Court sentenced him to" fourteen days imprisonment. Advertisements, Articles of Intelligence, and Orders for this Paper, are received by the following Agents.— LONDON, MESSRS. NEWTON AND CO. 5, Warwick- Square, Newgate- Street, and MR. WHITE, 33, Fleet- Street. BRAINTREE : Mr. JOSCELYNE BALLINGDON Mr. HILL. BRENTWOOD Mr. E. FINCH BURES Mr. DUPONT BURY Mr RACKHAM BERGHOLT Mr. BARNARD BECCLES Mr. S CATTERMOLE BOTESDALE Mr. H. 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