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


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Date of Article: 19/07/1817
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And General Advertiser for Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Herts, , truth o, No. 186. It howeve _ Printed and Published ( for the Proprietors) by E. LANCASTER, No. 151, High- Street, Colchester. Price 7d. his eloquen' feel that the. Price 7d or in Quarterly commenc- Payments, at 9s. per Quarter. Vide' • • . . SATURDAY, July 19,1817. 5 This Paper is filed at Garraway's, Peele's, and Johns Coffee- houses t Warwick- Square ; Mr. White's, S3, Fleet- Street'; and at ; at, Newton and Co.' s the Auction Mart. TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS. k WANTED, AN APPRENTICE to a TAYLOR.— A Lad of liberal Education and agreeable Disposition.— As be will be treated as one of the family, a Premium is ex- pected .—" Further particulars may be known, if by letter, pout- paid, to the Colchester Gazette Office. DIAPER'S CREDITORS AND DEBTORS. ALL persons to whom Mr. JONATHAN DIAPER, late of Ardleigh, in the County of Essex, Jobber and Farmer, deceased, stood indebted, at the time of his decease, are requested forthwith to send the parti- culars of their Demands to Mr. John Spurling-, Convey- ancer, Stratford, Saint Mary, Suffolk.— And all persons who stood indebted to the said Jonathan Diaper at the time of his decease, are requested forthwith to pay such Delia 5 either to . Mr John Clay.. of iW. rLle. .', ear Col- cii" St IT, or to the SI. • jl.. 1 Spuning'. 16th July, 1817. ESSEX TURNPIKES. SECOND DISTRICT. THE next GENERAL QUARTERLY MEET- ING of the TRUSTEES is appointed to beholden ct the Three Cups Inn, in Harwich, 011 Tuesday, the 22d day of July next, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon ; at Hthich time and place the Trustees are hereby required to attend.— Dated the 23d day of June, 1817. By Order of the Trustees, JOHN AMBROSE, Clerk. P. S. All Persons desirous of passiug through the several Toll Gates or Bars In the above District for the ensuing: Year, must pay the aijiount of their respective Composi- tions to the Treasurer at the above Meeting, after which time no Compositions can be received ESSEX TURNPIKES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That a SPE- CIAL MEETING of the TRUSTEES, appointed by virtue of two several Acts of Parliament, passed in the and 55th Years of the Reign of his Majesty, King George the Third, the former entitled " An Act for re- pairing the Roads leading from t'ue western part of the Parish of Shenfield, to Harwich and Rochford, and from Colchester to Dedham Bridge, and from Lexden to the' east end of the Town of Haverill, and for repairing and widening several other Roads in the said County of Essex," and the latter, " An Act for continuing and amending an Act of his present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from Chelmsford to Harwich and Rochford, and other Places in the County of Essex, and for extending the said Act to the Road from Great Hal- lingbury to Hockrill, in the County of Hertford ;" will be holden at the Three Cups Inn, in Colchester, on Wednes- day, the 13th day of August next, by Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon ; when the Toils arising at tfie several Toll- gates, upon the Turnpike Road, under the Management of the said Trustees, called the Rivenhall, Stanway, and Dedham Gates, respectively, will be Let by Auction, • separately, for Two Years, to commence at Michaehnas- l) ay next, to the best Bidder, in manner and according to the Directions prescribed by an Act of Parliament passed in the 13th Year of Ihe Reign of his present Majesty, lor regulating Turnpike Roads, and which Tolls produced, the preceding Year, Ihe following Sums respectively, clear of the several Salaries allowed for collecting the game, and will he put up at those Sums respectively 3 that £ s. d. K73 6 8 Stanway Gate SHii 13 1 Dedham Gate <> 76 14 8 The several highest Bidders will be required to pay down, on the Day of letting, a Deposit of Two Months Rent on each Lot, and to give Security by Bonds, with sufficient Sureties, to the satisfaction of ihe said Trustees, for Payment of the Rent monthly, and enter into an Agree- ment forthwith for taking the Tolls on the Conditions and under the Covenants produced at the said Meeting.— Dated this 9th day of July, 1817. By Order of the Trustees, WILLIAM CODD, Clerk. U to say— Rivenhall Gate , EAST MERSEA AND PELDON, ESSEX. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, SEVERAL valuable ESTATES, late the Pro- perty of James Blatch, Esq. deceased, part Freehold and part Copyhold, situate 111 East Mersea and Peldon, in the County of Essex; comprising, in the whole, 158 Acres, and upwards, of excellent ARABLE and PAS- TURE LAND, with convenient FARM- HOUSES, and other suitable Out- buildings. The whole are in the occupation of Mr. Charles Tiffin, who is tenant at w ill, of the Peldon Property, and whose term expires at Michaelmas, 1818, in the Property at East Mersea, and the Land- tax is redeemed. For particulars, enquire of Mr. Mason, Solicitor, Col- chester, a! whose Otfice Plans of the Estates may be seen; and Mr. Bennet Hawes, of West Mersea; aud Mr. Tiffin, the tenant, will show the Premises. Two valuable and compact Freehold Farms, Land- Tax redeemed, at Sible Hedingham, Essex. A very desirable Estate, Kelvedon, Essex. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY WILLIAM JACKSON, On Friday, the 1st of August, 1817, at the King's Head Inn, Kelvedon, at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, ALL that valuable ESTATE, being Part Free- hold and Part Copyhold, situated in Kelvedon- street, now in the occupation of Mr. Timothy Hellen, and comprising a good DWELLING- HOUSE, " Barn, Stable, Cow- house, and other convenient Out buildings, and an excellent Malting, with Cistern for fifteen coombs steep; Malt and Barley Chambers, Drying Kiln, & c.; aud Two lnclosures of most capital Arable Land, containing Eight Acres and a Half, more or less, aud a neat and productive' Garden walled in. Possession may be Bad at Michaelmas — The Land- Tax is redeemed, and the Premises are supplied with Water. Further particulars, and Conditions of tbc Sale, may be had of Mr. Mason, Solicitor, Colchester; Place of Sale; ' uid oft^ ie Auctioneer, Colchester. PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS CULTURE. IN AGRI- COLCHESTER, ESSEX. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY WILLIAM JACKSON, At the Three Cups tun, in Colchester, 011 Tuesday, the 5th Day of August. 1817, at Twelve o'Clock, under such Conditions as will be then and there produced, AVery desirable FREEHOLD ESTATE, con- sisting of a MESSUAGE, Barn, Stable, and Ap- purtenances, situate in Gutter- street, with 13A IB. 30P. of fertile and improvable GARDEN and NURSERY GROUND; Tythe- free, aud well watered. The above Estate lies in the several Parishes of Saint Giles, Saint Mary at the Walls, and Trinity, in Colchester, most desirably situated for building, as the whole Estate is within a Ring Fence, and is now in the occupation of Mr. William Cant, or Under- tenants, under Lease, which expires at Michaelmas, 1824, at a low Rent. Further particulars may be had on application to Mr. Mason, Solicitor, or the Auctioneer, Colchester. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY EDMUND JERMYN, At the Ship Inn, Harwich, 011 Tuesday, the22d July next, at Eleven o'Clock precisely, ALL that fast sailing SMACK or VESSEL called the NEW UNION, of Harwich, of the burthen of 34 Tons, as she now lies in Harwich Harbour. The above Vessel is abundantly found in Stores of every description, and has lately hod a most complete repair, so that she may be sent immediately on a Voyage without further expence. Immediately after the Sale of the Vessel, will be SOLD BY AUCTION, sunday SHIPS' and VESSELS' STORES, comprising two good Boats, about 16 feet long ; one Boat about l i feet long.; 80 fathoms 7- inch Cable ( new); 80 fathoms 5- inch Hawser ( new); 116 fathoms 3j- ineh Warp ( new); 2 Kedge Anchors; sundry lots of 7 and 8- inch Cable, and Small Rope; several good Buoys; a large Scale, Beam, and Weights ; aud many other useful articles. Inventories of the Vessel may be had on board, and of the Auctioneer, Harwich, of whom further particulars may be had. BOSS HALL, NEAR IPSWICH. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY JOHN KING, At the Golden Lion Inn, Ipswich, in August next, THE reputed MANOR or LORDSHIP of BOSS HALL, and capital FREEHOLD ESTATE; com- prising 236A. 1R. 2HP. bysurvey, iu a pood state of culti- vation, upwards of Thirty Acres of which are productive Meadow and Pasture Land, with a substantial FARM- HOUSE, suitable Out- buildings, and a COTTAGE thereon, in the occupation of Mr. William Sallows, tenant at will. The Estate is principally situate in Sproughton, within half a mite of the Town of Ipswich; on one side it is bounded by a navigable River, and on the others by a Ring Fence; with the advantage of fine Partridge Shoot- ing; surrounded by good Roads, and in the midst of a social and highly respectable neighbourhood. It is emi- nently entitled to the consideration of Gentlemen, and its Extent, low Assessments, Situation for Corn Markets, and other low Advantages, render it equally deserving the attention of Agriculturists, Further particulars may be known by application to Messrs. Wenn and Dunningham, Attornies, Ipswich ; at whose Office a Plan of the Estate may be seen. ESSEX. CAPITAL DAIRY FARM AND WOOD LAND. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY HAWES AND FENTON, On Monday, July 21st, 1817, at Five o'Clock in the After- noon, at the Bell Inn, Castle Hedingham, THE following VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES, late the Property of Mr. John Rist, deceased; iu Three Lots:— Lot I. Will comprise all that MESSUAGE or FARM- HOUSE, called PEPPERS, with the Barns, Stables, and Out buildings, aud divers Enclosures of ARABLE and WOOD LAND, containing together ( bv estimation) 01) Acres; advantageously situated in Sible Hedingham aforesaid, and iu an excellent state of cultivation. Lot * 2. All that capital MESSUAGE or FARM- HOUSE, called the WASH, very pleasantly situate by the side of the Turnpike Road, leading through Sible Hedingham aforesaid, containing every accommodation for a respectable family, with extensive Offices, Barns, Stables , aud convenient Agricultural aud other Buildings ; all well arranged and in good repair. Also a small con- venient MALTING, calculated for six quarters at each wetting; a HOP GARDEN, and a large ORCHARD, planted with excellent full- bearing Fruit- trees ; together with divers convenient- sized ENCLOSURES, containing in the whole, by a recent survey, 86A. 3R. SUP. of exceed ingly rich aud productive ARABLE, MEADOW, and PASTURE LAND, aud ASH GROUND, in a superior state of cultivation. N. 15. A small part of this Lot is Coppyhold. Lot:). All that substantial MESSUAGE or DOUBLE TENEMENT, in Sible . Hedingham aforesaid, with the Yards, Gardens, and Appurtenances ( hereunto belonging, in the occupation of John Willett and John Snell. The Lund that constitutes the above Estates is of superior quality and . of the. strongest staple, ornamented with an abundance of Oak, Ash, and Elm Timber. This Property is also distinguished by its being environed by excellent Roads, in the midst of a genteel, social, and re- spectable neighbourhood; situated in a fine, elevated, healthy, and sporting country, abounding with game; mid an easy access to fhe best of Corn Markets, being within one mile of Castle Hedingham, two of Halstead, six of Braintree, nine of Clare, seven of Sudbury, fourteen of Colchester, eighteen of Chelmsford, and forty- eight of the Metropolis. It possesses also numerous other local advantages, which combine to render it an unusually im- portant and highly advantageous Investment for a Pur- chaser. The Estates may bo viewed at any time, ' in application to Mr. David Rist, upon the Premises, of whom forther particulars may be had ; and also of Mr. Henry Joslin, of Upminster; of Mr. Hustler, Solicitor, Halstead; and of the Auctioneers, Colchester; and descriptive particulars and Conditions of Sale may also be had at all the principal lous iu the neighbourhood, five days prior to the Sale. TO HE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY CHALK AND MEGGY, On Saturday, August 2. 1817, at the Rose and Crown Inn, Saffron Walden, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon, in One or Two Lots, LATCHLEY's MANOR FARM, a very va- luable FREEHOLD ESTATE, ( Land- tax re- deemed,) consisting of a most respectable FARM- HOUSE, including excellent Cheese Chambers, a large Dairy, and every other accommodation for a Dairy Farm; with Barns, Cow- house, Stables, and other suitable Out- buildings, together with upwards of TWO HUNDRED ACRES of excellent LAND, of which upwards of 100 Acres are rich Meadow and Pasture, well watered; lying- very compact, and in the several Parishes of Steeple Bump- stead, Hempstead, and Birdbrooke, in the County of Essex. Also, LATCHLEY's WOOD, adjoining the above, an excellent Preserve for Game ; well stocked with hand- some young Timber, and thrifty growing Underwood, containing upwards of Fifty- two Acres. This very desirable Property, which forms a most eligible investment, is situated in a good Sporting Country, within easy distances of the Market Towns of Saffron Walden, Linton, Cambridge, and Newmarket, and is about forty- five miles from London. The above Estate is now in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Rist, a most respectable Tenant, under a Lease for Four- teen Years, which will expire at Michaelmas, 1823, at the low and improve able Rent of TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY- FIVE POUNDS PER ANNUM. To be viewed by application to the Tenant, and further particulars may be had of Messrs. Tenant and Harrison, Gray's Inn, London; or of Messrs. Gepp and Perkins, Solicitors, Chelmsford. FOR THE GRAVEL AND STONE, LUMBAGO,& c. HICKMAN'S PILLS are allowed, by Medical Men of the first ability, to be the most success- ful Medicine ever discovered for effectually removing and preventing the future recurrence of all those DIS- ORDERS which arise from an imperfect action of the Urinary Organs; as Gravel and Stone, Lumbago, Pains in the Back and Loius, and suppression of Urine. It com- bines chemically with the secreted fluid, dissolves and entirely carries away the gritty matter there formed, and prevents its future formation by strengthening generally the whole Urinary System ; thus delivering the suffering Patient from the excruciating Tortures of these Diseases without violence or injury to the Constitution. These Pills are composed of the most innocent Ingredients, and require neither confinement nor restraint of diet during their use. No greater recommendation can he offered of them than the fact of their having possessed, for many years past, the highest public reputation that has ever been acquired by any Medicine, and in particular the counte- nance and approbation of many of the Faculty. Sold in Boxes, at 2s. 9d. and 11s. ( by the Proprietor's Appointment) by Swinborne and Walter, Marker, Goose, Harris and Firmin, and Chaplin, Colchester; Goose, Manningtree; Deck, Harwich ; Fitch, Ipswich ; Stow and Ewer, Hadleigh ; Vincent, Sudbury ; Greenwood, Alston ; Dixon, Brathtree; Nash, Witham; Holroyd, Maldon; and by the principal Booksellers and Druggists in every Town in the United Kingdom. It is a long time since the. public were first amused by the splendid promises of a gentleman of the name of Forbes, on the subject of agriculture. We read with much attention the prospectus which was published of the improvements he meditated; and although we were not prepared to go the length of reaping in full the glorious harvests he predicted, we were not so sceptical as to doubt the possibility of great advantages beyond the present mode of cultivation. The lust week has produced a more explicit detail of the wonderful effects of this gentleman's labour sagacity, and but that the great engine of his veries is still in secret, and appears problematical, we should have no hesi- tation in ascribing to him more honour than the aggregate of all the meteors of talent which in our time have illumined us. We annex this wonder of the wonderful, leaving it to the judgment of our agricultural readers whether the production is the hoax of idleness, the result of experience, the playfulness of folly, or the wild flight of insanity. Some early commentator, on the first suggestions, observed, that China was an unfortunate associate in the plan, as it was notorious that nature, not art, prevailed in that country's agriculture, and that its fruit fulness was the boon of climate and soil, in defiance of ignorance and want of labour. We do not pretend to know the Chinese implements in use, or their mode of farming; we do not pretend to limit the bounds of science ; but we should have been better pleased if the good held out had been better fitted to our capacity, and that we might have proceeded by less gigantic strides to the possession of that in- estimable blessing a never- failing and thrice abun- dant reward for our annual labour. It is true the most extraordinary things have been brought to light;— men floating in the air, vessels proceeding, without sails or labour, against wind and tide ; the distant courses of the heavens expounded ; besides a blaze of other wonders which science has unfolded, and which, in earlier and less enlightened times, would have been called miracles: but can we believe that the humble powers of man can set at nought the powers of Providence; that by his skill he can, on all soils, in all seasons, at a reduction of expence and labour, secure an increase of produce, and all by the simple effects of a disbursement amounting only to 3s. 4d. per acre for manure, and the adoption of the Chinese implement?— We are unnecessarily ex- pending our reader's time by these comments on such a Munchausen proposition. COPY OF A PAPER RECEIVED In LONDON ThE 26th OF june, from a mr. w. forbes, AT dublin, via mac- KYNLETH, In WALES. 1. The Chinese implement and manure are adapted to all soils, and to every description of crop. 2. One application of the Chinese manure, which will cost only 10s. per acre, will be sufficient for three crops, reducing the expence to 3s. 4d. per acre fortius ingre- dient each year. 3. Cost of the implement, 51. 4. Land under the Chinese system must improve in condition every year, and can never bp exhausted. 5. All diseases of corn, such as smut, mildew, & c. and all predatory or destructive insects, as wire- worms, grubs, slugs, and others, prevented and banished by this system. Weeds of every description eradicated. 6 Stiff stubborn clay lauds brought into the finest state of tilth, at a great reduction of expence, so as to be worked to advantage in all seasons. No impediment to be appre- hended from either wet or dry weather. 7. Crops cultivated in this way, never injured by either a very wet or a very dry summer. No such tiling as a bad crop can be seen. 8. Lands on which the crops are subject to injury by water lying on the surface, become dry and sound by this management, without the expence of draining. 9. Where the cost of lime is so great as to prevent its being used, the Chinese implement and manure answer the same purpose as lime. 10. Four Chinese implements, with one horse each, will enable the farmer to forward his tillage as much as four ploughs drawn by sixteen horses. 11. The Chinese implement prepares the land in such a way, that after the wettest winter, it will be tit fur sowing as early as may be thought advisable. No weather can ever retard the necessary business of seeding ; conse- quently the farmer can get his work done at a proper time, and have his crop early. , 12. Harvest will come in early, as the corn will have the natural season for filling and ripening, and each crop will arrive at maturity in its regular rotation ; so that the business of harvest can be conducted with satisfaction, and not hurried on in the confusion attending late ripen- ing, and the crops coming to be harvested altogether. 13. Land which lias been fatal to sheep, by causing the rot, rendered sound and healthy by this implement and manure, and the disease banished. 14. The land will be put into such condition as to offer at all limes a dry, warm, healthy seed bed, and the longer the use of the manure and implement shall be persevered in, the more excellent will the state of the land become every day. 15. The Chinese implement and manure leave land in a better state of tillage, and more fertile after one operation and dressing, than can be done with three ploughings, harrowing, scarifying, and rolling, and. a heavy coat of dung. 16. Expence of tillage reduced at least fifteen shillings in the pound, and all the operations of husbandry ex- pedited. 17. The Chinese implement and manure are a sure and effectual remedy for all errors in husbandry, arising from bad management in other respects. 18. The increase of produce will be immense; one- fourth, one- third, and in some cases one half more than at present. 19. The Chinese implement can be used with advantage at times when the land, particularly heavy clays, would be so wet, that the plough must do incalculable mischief; laud under this management will become dry in a few hours after the heaviest rain, and admit of all the opera- tions of husbandry, so as to enable farmers to sow early, and have early crops. 20 The Chinese implement and manure are equally adapted for the farmer on a small or large scale, as economy, simplicity, and great produce are the result. 21. The entire tillage, meadow, and pasture laud of Great Britain may be manured at 3s 4d. per acre, per annum. 22. Every man may be instructed to prepare his own manure in any quantity, in each year, at this moderate expence of 3s. 4d. per acre. 23. Early sown corn is always superior to that which has been sown late, provided the laud be in good order. The Chinese implement and manure allow of sowing earlier than can be done by any other management, the land lying so dry and warm, that the corn cannot be chilled by early sowing, but will grow, and push out a strong root, nor can it be afterwards injured by any ex- treme of weather, wet or dry ; there cannot therefore be a bad crop. 24. The Chinese implement and manure will put the land into such condition, that the corn can in its infant state take good root, tillow, and spread before winter, without being retarded by the weather, as is often the case, to the future injury of the crop. Corn by this management thrives so fast in infancy, that a greater for- wardness is gained in a week at that season, than in a month by other management. 25. With the assistance of the Chinese implement and manure, at 3s 4d. per acre, six crops can be raised in four years, on indifferent laud, two of which shall be wheat; and this may be continued for any length of time, the land improving every year. 26. The usual diseases by which corn of all kinds is in- jured in general, are entirely done away by the Chinese implement and manure; consequently the produce is greatly, increased, and the grain of a better description. 27. A summer fallow may be given every second year, without the lops of a crop ( see No. - 25); and the land put into the highest condition. 28. From ten to fifteen quarters of wheat per acre are obtained in China by the use of this implement and ma- nure, costing only 3s. 4d. per acre each crop. 29. The casnalties which betel the crops of IMG fro wet weather, and those which will be found to have hap- pened to the crops of 1817 from drought, can never occur again; as all accidents or injury of that nature will be guarded against by the Chinese implement and manure. 30. Potatoe crops never injured by frost in spring under this system. 31. Manure prepared now, to be applied in spring, and the implement made use of will cause an increase next year in all crops of one- fourth to one- half more to the acre. Expence of ingredients for manure only 3s. 4d. per acre each crop. 32. With the Chinese implement and manure, there can never be a bad crop in any season. Let the summer be wet or dry, the crop will be abundant. 33. Every object usually sought for by expensive im- plements, new modes of management, and every variety of costly manure, can be obtained by the Chinese system here proposed; reduction in expence, an early harvest, abundant crops, superior condition of the land, and its fertility permanently established, with manure in abun- dance, every year at 3s. 4d. per acre. Can one- half, or any part, of this be true, in practice and effect ? Cannot the whole be tried and proved by proper ex- periments? The proposer desires to be called on by some general expression, or proper discretion of the Agricultural Body of Britain. No profit or advantage to the proposer is considered in the estimate of expence of 10s. per acre for the ingredient for manure, or of the cost of 51. of the implement proposed. Address notices or inquiries, post paid — WILLIAM FORBES, Post- Office, London. This Prospectus appears to have been drawn up in May, just before the late timely rains and recent fine weather, and when the vicissitude of drought was feared by many with us, and throughout Europe, for this season. R. London, ( post paid, J 26tk . lane, 1817. He maintained that the country, in a general view, bud received more substantial relief than could have been expected, from the posture of its internal state, at the commencement of the Session. This was ap- parent from the whole face of affairs, from the general increase of property, by the increase of the funds, which had risen from 62 to 80; from the increase in value of all other property, which must in its effects afford relief to Hie suffering people. Deep as was the distress in the commencent of the Session in this country, it was much less than in other parts of Europe. Not only was great practical relief afforded by the protection given to the personal liberties of the people, by the measures taken for the supper! of ijie Constitution against reformers and revolutionists. also by other measures, ai 1.;. ; icut more wise! ill vei was there * 1. Ne IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS. FRIDAY, JULY 11. The Royal Assent, by Commission, was given to the Made Wines Duty, the Coals Coast Conveyance, the Militia Pay and Clothing, the Stone Bottles Duty Exemption, and several private Bills. HOUSE OF COMMONS. FRIDAY, JULY 11. Mr. V, Grexfell . intended to offer a lew observations, bad the Right lion, the Chancellor of the Exchequer been in his place, but the subject was so important that he would still make them, in the hope that they would be conveyed to that Right Hon. Gentleman by some of the Members opposite. It was a subject on which a very great difference of opinion had existed, and on which many eminent men were still divided. He alluded to the paper currency of the country. He would not then enter into any discussion whether this had done more good or evil; bis object merely was to call the attention of his Majesty's Government to it. He wished, that in the approaching recess they would so take the subject into their consideration as that some measure might be adopted which would give the pub- lic a greater portion of the profits of the paper currency than they now enjoyed. This was the more neces- sary now, as, by the management somewhere, the public within the last three years had begun to get a taste for paper currency almost in preference to gold, He merely threw out this as a suggestion, which he hoped bis Majesty's Ministers would take into their consideration. Mr. Lushington said, that the absence of his Right Hon. Friend ( the Chancellor of the Exchequer) would be accounted for by the motion which he was about to make. Me then moved, that the Speaker do issue his Writ for the election of a Burgess to serve in the present Parliament for the Borough of Harwich, in the room of the Right Hon. N. Vansittart, who, since bis election, had accepted of the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer for Ireland.— Ordered. Mr. Brougham rose and observed, that if no extra- ordinary event bad marked the commencement and progress of the present Session, or if on retiring from its labours the House had left the liberties of the people in the state in which they bad found them— if they bad not, by the extraordinary powers which they had vested in the Crown, placed those liberties at its dis- posal, be should not have found it necessary to trespass on their attention on the present occasion. But when he looked back upon the stale in which the country was in when the Parliament was called to- gether, when be remembered the hopes, the anxious hopes which the people held of relief when Parliament should assemble, at the disappointment of those hopes, and above all, the state in which Parliament were about to leave the rights and liberties of their con- stituents, be could not suffer it to be prorogued with- out endeavouring to press upon if the wholesome duty of self- examination, without calling its attention as well to what it bad done as to what it had left undone, and submitting an Address to the Throne, explaining the nature and grounds of its labours, and praying that the great powers with which the Crown had been invested might not be abused in the recess. It was in the recollection of the House, that the distress which was acknowledged so frequently in the course of the Session was in existence long before the House had met. It might be asked if the country had been relieved by the course of events, and if things did not wear a brighter aspect. He hoped that the trade of the country bad revived, and that the effects of the bad harvest had spent their force. The value of land undoubtedly had risen, though that rise had been exaggerated, and the stocks had also rapidly risen, though that was an equivocal symptom as to public prosperity.— The Hon. Gentleman here launched into a variety of extraneous observations, some of which ap- peared to bear but slightly upon the subject he had ad- vanced, with reference to the present period, and had been repeatedly discussed; and in conclusion moved an Address to the Crown, the purport of which was, to recommend, at the commencement of next Session, a vigorous inquiry into the manner in which the powers placed in the hands of Government had been exercised during the recess. Lord Castlereagh, in a very long and argumentative speech, ably defended the conduct of Administration. tt, ' re the efforts * . r< Jin£ relief; , of success. None but a man of a perverted or an candid mind could say, that nothing had been done but to suspend the liberties of the people. Was it nothing to have stopped the current of rebellion? Was" it doing nothing, because the Committee which had been sitting upon the Poor Laws had not been, on so exten- sive a subject, able to propose an elaborate enactment before the Session closed, to reclify the evils and abuses of that extensive system ? Did it shew a want, of consideration in the House for the acknowledged distresses of the lower orders, when an Act had been passed for advancing Exchequer Bills to provide em- ployment for such as were unhappily without the means of earning a subsistence?: Was that doing nothing to relieve the difficulties of the country? Was it doing nothing to pass so ninny Bills on a point which bad been so often urged as one that would save the country ? Was the abolition of sinecures nothing, and that abolition so complete, that it far exceeded the original measure which had proceeded from his Honourable Friend opposite ( Mr. Bankes). Although the Hon. and Learned Gentleman had had repeated opportunities of giving his opinions on the subject he had introduced, he appeared contented with coming down the last day of the Session, and most whimsically begging a series of questions upon foreign politics, and upon the mercantile and manu- facturing' system. If bis real object had been inquiry he would not have made the Speech he did. He hail talked of the Congress of Vienna, of Genoa, and of Ragusa; in short if any thing but an inquiry into the commerce of the country. The system of the Hon. and Learned Gentleman was perfectly consistent, for it was that of disgusting the country with the Govern- ment. As to his ( the Noble Lord's) conduct in Ire- land, if what had been alleged against him, and which had been so often repeated by some Hon. Members on the opposite side, were true, it ought to be made the subject of personal impeachment, if it were not true, the speech was libellous. Mr. Brougham rose to order. Lord Castlereugh contended, that the way in which he had been attacked warranted the expression he had used. Mr. Bennett rose to order. The tone and manner of the Noble Lord he did not think was justifiable. Mr. Canning observed, that the expressions which had fallen from the Hon. and Learned Gentleman, in the course of his speech, bad they been spoken out of the House, would have rendered him amenable to the laws of his country. Lord Castlereagh proceeded.— The occurrences in Ireland had taken place full twenty years ago; but notwithstanding that lapse of time, the Hon. and Learned Gentleman had never thought it worth while to bring them regularly before the House. Willi respect to Genoa, and the other places which are in the possession of those who have been called the petty tyrants of Europe, his Majesty's Government could not be answerable for the regulations they thought proper to adopt; and greater inconveniences must be apprehended if persons in that House continued in the practice of the licence which they had allowed themselves. It is hardly likely that the Government could be justified in using its influence, much less in resorting to arms, for the purpose of imposing an ar- bitrary system, and extorting from a foreign Sovereign the exclusive protection of British merchants. It would be highly injurious to the commerce of the country to impose fetters instead of acting for the mutual interest of all concerned. He must protest against the principles laid down by the lion, and Learned Gentleman, and should feel Content with pursuing those plans which have received the sanction of Parliament, nor should he be shaken from them by any thing which the Hon. Gentleman had observed. He well knew the ground upon which lie stood, and the political offences with which he was charged. He knew that he had incurred the inexpiable guilt of preserving Ireland from those factious demagogues and heartless traitors who, in an evil and despairful hour, would for ever have disjoined her from England. Hence originated those calumnies on his character, those aspersions which represented him as having a cruel heart, which never felt for the miseries that sur- rounded and besieged it. But those who intimately knew him, never charged him with unkindness of heart, never once supposed him capable of it. The blood and cruelty of those desolating days should be laid at the right door; not to the loyal and the good ; but it ought to rest upon the heads of traitors who deprived law of its legitimate force, and who left no choice to loyal men, the only persecuted men, but to adopt the strongest means of asserting and defending their rights, and also their lives. It was only when Government were incapable of protecting them that such subjects found themselves as it were competed to take measures they bad " since regretted; and he would put to the House whether it was fair, whether it was manly, that those who obtained their indemnity at the time, and had acknowledged the forbearance, shown them, should now, twenty years after, endea- vour to bring accusations against those who Were the real sufferers and the only pardoners in those regretted scenes. He could not but reprobate the conduct of the Hon. and Learned Gentleman, who, upon the last day of the Session, and with an understanding out of doors that nothing was to be said, came forward to discuss all kinds of subjects in the most desultory and unsatisfactory style. Sir Francis Burdett and Mr. Baring made several pointed and severe observations on the plan of espionage adopted by the Government, which had been recently brought to public view; particularly adverting to the rewards bestowed upon Reynolds for his conduct in Ireland. Mr. H. Addington could assure the House, that his Noble Relation ( Lord Sidmouth) had never known ' nor heard of Castles until the beginning of January last. As an allusion had been made to Mr. Oliver, he felt it his duty as an act of justice to say a few words in bis behalf. Within a fortnight back two respectable Magistrates in the County of York, who had been led to entertain sentiments by no means favourable so that person, requested that an exami- nation concerning him might be entered into at the Secretary of State's Office. The examination accord- ingly took place, at which those Magistrates attended; and the result Was, a declaration from them both, that the charges urged against Mr. Oliver were unfounded. Jt was about the beginning of April that Mr. Oliver came to the Office of the Secretary of State, and in a most respectable manner proposed to Make a volun-. tary disclosure of what he knew relative to tlie pro- ceedings of certain disaffected persons. This was done without any stipulation or hint of a reward; and no reward or remuneration, eXCept his expences had been rendered to him. About the 23d oF May he set off for Nottingham and Liverpool, and the intimated rising in those quarters was expected to take place oil the 9th or 10th of June. Mr. Oliver Was instructed to communicate with six or seven Magistrates, three only of whom were known to the Secretary of State, and he was ordered to return on the 5th of June, that additional precautionary measures might be taken by Government. He was to be absent only eleven days, though life return was protracted two or three days further. His could most solemnly de- clare, that he firmly believed that the statement which Oliver had made was perfectly correct; but it was a truth greatly to be deplored, that those Governments which \ yere most active and assiduous in the per- formance of their duties, were the most liable to obloquy, Mr. W. Smith believed the Noble Lord had deprecated the usae of torture in Ireland as much as any Member could do. It was however, a fact, that torture was inflicted, and that too for the purpose of inducing confession of guilt. He held in his hand a pamphlet, in which was a report of a trial in which a Mr. Jud- kin Fitzgerald was the defendant. It was brought by a man on whom torture was stated to have been in flicted. THE report stated, that the defendant himself did personally acknowledge that torture had been in- flicted, and he also admitted that it was done upon system then in practice of extorting confession. He had admitted that he had flogged several for that pur pose. And what further appeared ?—- Why that Go- vernment had made a Baronet of the man who had so boasted in his defence of this horrid practice* Mr. Canning was unwilling to prolong the discus- ion, but after the revival of those circumstances which had been mentioned, for the twentieth time, after the repetition of those calumnies which had been so frequently refuted, he could not suffer the present question to go to a division, which was to consign it for ever to the contempt of the House and the country,, without making a few observations. The Hon. Member ( Mr. W. Smith) who had brought this sub- ject again into notice, had first chosen the absent, but finding; that they might sometimes make reprisals, he fixed upon the dead, for he could, give that Hon. Member the satisfaction of knowing that Mr. Judkin Fitzgerald was now no more, and could not therefore contradict him. He had not language sufficiently strong to deprecate the manner in which his Noble Friend had been attacked. Had he had notice of it, or even as it was, had it not lieen mixed up with that infinity of detail from foreign politics to cotton twist— ( a laugh)— he would have met it in a way which would not have left a doubt, not of his own innocence, for that was already proved, but of the malevolent intentions of those who raked up those calumnies out of doors against him. Mr. Brougham replied at some length; and after some observations from Mr. Huskisson, the motion was negatived. Saturday being the day appointed for proroguing Parliament, the Prince Regent went down to the House of Peers in the usual state,. . His Royal High- ness arrived at half past two precisely, ami having taken his seat near the throne, the Commons were summoned to attend, and the Speaker, accompanied by a numerous train of Members, immediately ap- peared at the Bar, when the Speaker addressed his Royal Highness in the following terms:— MAY IT PL* ASE YOUR. ROYAL HIGHNESS, In obedience to your Royal Highness's commands, we his Majesty's faithful Commons of the United Kingdom ol' Great Britain and Ireland, attend your Royal Highness with our last Bill of Supply at the close ot a laborious Session. Amongst the numerous subjects of deep public impor- tanci! 10 which our consideration has been called, there are none that have more rigorously occupied our atten- tion than those which relate to the finances aad internal state of the country. In conformity with your Royal Highness's recommen- dation at the cooim- nceineut of tile Session, we took such « ts; is as Deemed best calculated to insure a l ull investiga- tion iuto the public income and expenditure. That in- vestisfatioh has continued throughout t| ie Sessioni. from that investigation much has heeu done, much unquestion- ably remains to be done; but we trust we are justified in the conviction, that measuring our expenditure by wh-. u the real interests of the Empire may require, no appre- heusious need be entertained as to the stability of our resources. Deeply sensible of what we owe to your Royal Highness for having, directed the Estimates to be laid before us at the Commencement of the Session, with every reduction iu the establishment which sound policy would allow, we have bad the satisfaction to tiud that the supplies might be provided without the imposition of any additional burthen* upon the people; and we have the proud grati- fication to think, that notwithstanding- the gigantic and unparalleled exertions which # iis country has been called on to make, and the difficulties and pressure which must necessarily be the consequence of such exertions, at no period of its history has the public credit stood more tcuud, steady, and unshaken than at present. In considering, Sir, the internal state of the country, it has been painful to u - to contemplate the attempts which have been made to take advantage of the distresses of a portion of the people to convert them to wicked and mischievous purposes His Majesty's faithful Commons, whilst theyjiave lieen anxiously engaged in such measures as might check the farther pi- ogress of these attempts, have not been unmindful of such other measures as might attord relief to the pressure of that distress. With this view we have tin ned our attention to the encouragement of ( lie fisheries, to the means oftiudiug employment for the poor, ami most diligently ( although the limits of the Session would uot allow of the completion ot" a measure on the subject), most diligently to a full and minute in- quiry into tlie state and effect of the Poor Laws; a question in w ich the wealth, the iudustry, aud the morality of the nation are so deeply implicated. Whilst we have deemed it our tirst duty to deliberate, with unremitted solicitude, upon these subjects of para- mount importance, to these alone our deliberations have not been aoiifiu « < h Feeling how intimately eonueeted the best interests of the country are with every thing that is of interest or concern to our ecclesiastical establish- ment, we hope that moeh of advantage will be derived to the public, and much of convenience to the Clergy, from the revisionand consolidation of the laws affecting spiritual persons. To Ireland our earnest attention has been directed, in providing for the more deliberate investigation of pre- sentments to be made by the Grand Juries; a measure of most general influence over the whole of that part of the United Kingdom ; a measure which we confidently hope will prove as salutary in practice as it is unquestionably sound In principle. These, Sir, arc the leading matters which have en- grossed the labours of Ilia Majesty's faithful Commons; and if this Session has not been marked with that bril liancy and splendour which has characterized former Sessions, yet we have the conscious satisfaction to reflect, that having had great duties to perform, to the perfor- mance of those duties we have applied a inost faithful and indefatigable attention. Sir, the Rill which it is my duty hnrihly to present to your Royal Highness, is entitled " An Act for applying certain Monies therein mentioned for the Service of the Year IS17, and for further appro- priating the Supplies granted in this Session of Parlia- ment ;" to which, with all humility, we pray his Majesty's Roval a sent. The Right Hon, Gentleman then presented fhe Bill to the Lord Chancellor, which, together with a Bill for regulating tl » e Duration of Polls at Elections, te- ceived the Royal assent. The Prince Regent then delivered the following most gracious Speech :— MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN, I cannot close this Session of Parliament without re- nrwiug my expressions of deep regret at the continuance » t his Majesty s lamented indisposition. The diligence with which you have applied yourselves to the consideration of the different objects which 1 re- commended to your attention at the commencement of the Session, demands my warmest acknowledgments; ^ and I have no doubt that the favourable change which is happily taking place Hi our internal situation, rtto be mainly ascribed to the salutary - measures which you have adopted for preserving the public tranquillity, ^ ud to your steady adherence to- tltose principles by which the Constitution, rcsouroesj'. aiiil credit at the country, have been hitherto preserved aud maintained. No; withiit » Hdintp- thft » i t£ and industry which have been tod successfully exerted in some parts of the country to alienate the affections - of his Majesty's subjects, and to stimulate them to act., of violence aud insurrection, 1 have had the satiist'avtiQii.. o. f i- oiaiviug the mtwt decisive proof* of the loyalty and public spirit of the gteat body of the people; and the patience with which they have sustained the most soycrc temporary distress cannot be too highly commended. :" ' - 1 am fully sensible of tlie confidence which you have manifested towards me by the extraordinary powers which you have, placed in my bauds. The necessity which has called for them is to uie matter ot' deep regret j and you may rely oil my making a temporary but effectual use of them, for the protection and security of his Majety's loyal subjects. ._. •. - GENII, N . IKN OF THE HOUSE of COMMONS, I thauk you for the supplies which you have granted to ine ; and for the laborious investigation which, at my re- cdinmendation, yon leave made into the state of the income and expenditure of the country. • — -• 1 i't has given me sincere pleasure to And that you have been enabled to provide tor every branch of the public service without any addition to the burdeus of the people. The state of public credit affords a decisive proof of the • wisdom and expediency, under all the present circum- stances, of those fiuaucial arrangements which you have adopted. .. 1 have every reason to believe that the deficiency in the revenue is, in a great degree, to be ascribed to the unfa- vourable state of the last seasou, aud I look forward with sanguine expectations to its gradual improvement. MY LORD AND GENTLEMEN, The measure;, which were iu progress ai the commence- ment ot the Session for the issue of u new silver coinage have been carried iuto execution in a manner which has give!! universal satisfaction ; and to complete the system, which has - been sanctioned by Parliament, a'gold coinage . Ot a iiew denomination has been provided f' « r the Conve- nience bf the Public. I continue to receive from foreign Powers the strongest assurances of their friendly disposition towards this coun- try, aud of their desire to preserve the general tran- quillity. " '• The prospect of an abundant harvest throughout a con- siderable part of the Continent is iu the highest degree satisfactory This happy dispensation of Providenee ea. ii not fail to mitigate, if not wholly to remove," that pi- Qtisure under- which so many of the nations of Europe have been suffering in the course of the last year; and i trust tha: we may look forward, la consequence, to an improvement iu the commercial relations of this aud of all other coun- tries, I cannot allow you to separate tvithout recommending to you, that upon your return to your several counties, you should use your utmost endeavours to defeat all attempts; to corrupt and mislead the lower classes of the community, aud that you should lose no opportunity of inculcatii. g amongst them that spirit of concord and obedience to the taws, which is not less essential to their happiness as indi- viduals, than it is indispensable to the general welfare and prosperity of the kingdom. The Lord Chancellor then, by his Royal Highness's command, declared the Parliament to be prorogued until Tuesday, the 25th of August next. LONDON. Letters from Rome, of the 25th of June, state that his Holiness the Pope was beginning to re- cover from the effects of an accident which befel him at the Castel Gandolfo. Being' there alone in his room, and wishing: to get into his hed with the help ol an arin- chair, he fell with such force upon the floor that he remained an hour and a half in a state of insensibility, and without being able to call any one to his assistance. The consequence of this accident was a raging fever, but which left hi in after a few days. His Holiness went abroad for the first time on the 24th of last mouth, when his appearauce excited an enthusiasm that was mani- fested by the most gratifying acclamations. A Jewish Rabbi, bis wife, and two sons, were baptized at Rome, in the Church of the Twelve Apostles, on the 21st, ult. After the ceremony ol baptism was concluded, the Rabbi and Ilis wife received the nuptial benediction from bis Excel- lency Cardinal Morozzo.— This man is Jacob Ba rocas, of Leghorn, thirty- three years old, and son of Zachariah Levi. The Seigneur Joseph Celani was his godfather, and his wile had the Countess Lucrece Rospigliose Ripenti for her godmother. The following article which appears in one of the columns of the Moniteur, has so immediate a relation to English interests, that we must give it a place here :— " COMMeRCY, July ( 3. — A fellow- countryman, known for one of the finest and useful enterprises which England and France boast, intends to im- port from the first of these kingdoms to the second, a rotatory machine, proper for the manufacture ol nails. He is in possession of the design, the de- tails, and the sketch of this machine. Moved by a stream of water, or by a steam- engine of an eight- horse power, it forms, every minute, 3000 nails of an inch long. If the matrices, which are moveable, be changed, it makes nails from two lines in length to six incites and a half. It also tonus every sort of small ironwork, as triangles, chimes, balustrades for staircases and balconies, knife- blades, in one word, a great number of the articles of an iron- monger's shop. Three persons are sufficient to attend this machine." The President of the United States of America - lately launched a most superb new chariot, built at Philadelphia, on which his arms are finely em- blazoned on the pannels, with the motto— Prin- cipia, non Homines ( Principles, not Men)— an honourable one, if strictly adhered to. ^ The people of the United States of America are neither indifferent nor inactive in what r » jrards their domestic interests. A society has been formed for the encouragement of American manu- factures; and it already reckons among its mem- bers the leading individuals in the nation. Messrs. Jefferson, Adams, Maddison, and recently Mr. Munroe himself, the President, have entered their names on the list of this society; the object of which is to make the United States independent of foreign countries for the comforts and enjoyments that arise out of manufacturing industry. The following is extracted from the Nismes Journal:—" A person who may be relied upon has informed us, that in the Commune of Vauvert ( Gard), on the 27th of last month, at two o'clock in the afternoon, some women had just washed several pieces of white calico and linen, and laid them out on the grass to dry. On a sudden they perceived a flash of lightning near Ihe place where the. pieces were drying, and the calico was instantly coloured as yellow as nankeen, while the linen retained its original whiteness. They again washed the calico several times, but could not even diminish the colour, nor take from it the sulphurous smell it received." The Court of Cassation at Paris has just decided an important question, and one altogether new in modern jurisprudence; namely, whether a father was hound to provide for the natural children ol his deceased son, when they had been acknow- ledged by the latter. This question had been de- cided in/ the affirmative* by- the Royal Court of Douai; but the Court of Cassation lias reversed the decree. The French General Alix has published a work, in the French language, at Frankfort and Leipsig, in which he pretends to point out the true structure o/ the universe, and to overturn the theory of New- ton respecting attraction. America is now said, in the Papers pf that country,' to possess twelve sail of the, line, and to have several more vessels of that magnitude on the stocks. A work on the Naval Occurrences in the late War between Great Britain and America, by a gentleman of the name of James, who was for some" tinie a prisoner in America, and has given his attention, in what may b'i termed a professional way, to the Consideration of those causes by which the Americans obtained some apparent triumphs over us, shows, by the most authentic returns, that the superiority of the Americans over tfs' in action, proceeded only from their superiority, either in weight or number, or bulb, of guns, ol nten. i vessels, and even shot. It is at length acknowledged by the German prints, that the associations formed in Prussia against the use of British manufactures have pro- duced very nearly the effect which might have • 6etm anticipated from them— that . is to say, no effect whatever, except that of satisfying tlie people of the Continent that such combinations are as fruitless as they are impolitic and absurd. Their own experience ttill teach them, that it is thc'. r in- terest, and that of all the world, to purchace, whenever they are able to find it, the best commo- dity arid for the least money.— Prohibitory laws Snay restrain men from pursuing that obvious in- terest ; but voluntary associations, unless a whole nation be composed of tradesmen jealous of this country, will never accomplish the exclusiorfrff our goods because people are not apt to inflict ' penance On themselves for the sake of manufac- turers who are desirous of monopolizing their cus lonj, and of imposing upou them, at a bigher price commodities of - an infeirior value. We copy ihe following article from the Leeds Intelligencer of Monday :— " The state of affairs in the neighbourhood of Huddersfield has been much more serious than we imagined, and there is still some ground of alarm, for the further probable progress of the disaffected iu that quarter. Twenty- three prisouers, in all, have been sent to York Castle, some of them charged with high- treason, Others with " rioting; stealing » rms, & c. Eighteen still remain in cus- tody at Huddersfield, of whom four, and a fifth since discharged, w. re apprehended on Tuesday night last, namely John Spencer, Cleckheaton; Edward Fletcher, rardmaker, Hightown ; Benjamin Heptonstall, cloth- dresSer, Hightown; James Clegg, of Hightown; and - Sampson, Robert- town, who is discharged. Besides these, about fifty men, against whom there are ihformations lor having been concerned ip the late outrages, have ab- sconded ; but they are diligently looked for by the civil authorities, and hopes are entertained that many of them will yet be apprehended. One ol these persons formerly1' resided in Leeds, which plat e he was forced to quU. This Reformer * of the Slate was, it appears, to have been a Lieutenant General of that insurrectionary army, which the disaffected hoped would have existed in great forte ou the day fixed for the general rising. His late residence is close to Folly- hall Bridge, at whichjthe small party of Yeomanry, under Captain Armytage, w,- re attacked by the insurgents; titid the deserted house now bears the mark of having been struck by a hail from the fire of The infatuated madmen who were marching to their own destruction and that of their country. " A master shoemaker, of Huddersfield, in re- spectable credit, and flourishing business, is another ol the persons who have absconded. He has been seen in Hamburgh since his flight; and, it is to be hoped, will repent him, in his wretched exile, of the courses which have rompelled him to fly from those blessings in this country which he was unworthy to enjoy. " In our last we announced the apprehension of a man at Huddersfield, on Friday the 4th instant, by virtue of a warrant from the Secretary of State. He turns out to be one of the Thornhill Lees dele- gates, Benjamin Whiteley, of Holmfirth, cloth- drawer; am! has been in the regular receipt, for the labour of himself and his wife, of not less than Com- pounds per week. He is committed to Salisbury prison. " One of the chief conspirators, now in gaol, warily avoided engaging personally in the outiages. He, however, assisted ai lively at all the meetings for arranging the plan; and has been impeached since uie apprehension of some of his accomplices. On being taken up himself, he said, he had for many years kept the l. aw and the Government at defiance; and now he was betrayed to destruction by a set of his own blockheads at last. While he was in custody of the Constables who were charged to convey- him, escorted by cavalry, to York Castle, he was placed in an upper room, till the horses were got ready ; he had seized the opportunity to attempt self- destruction, and the Constables rut him down, after he had actually suspended himsell from ii bedstead in the apartment. " On the accuracy of the preceding particulars the public may rely, as we have carefully examined into the truth of the facts, during the past week, on the spot. While there has been so much false- hood and misrepresentation palmed upon the country, we have much pleasure i. i being also able to state, that, after making the most diligent in- quiry at Huddersfield, we cannot find that auy one of the numerous persons - apprehended has pie- tended to charge Oliver, or any other individual, with having seduced or entrapped hijn. Not one, indeed, as far as we can learn, appears to have even had any knowledge of Oliver's visit to this district." STEAM- BOATS.— The Regulations recommended by the Committee of '. he House of Commons, ap- pointed to consider of the means of preventing the mischief arising from explosion on boatd Steam- boats, are as follow:— That all steam- packets carrying passengers for hire, should be registered af the1 port " nearest the place from or to which they proceed; That ail boilers belonging to the engines by which such vessels shall be worked, should be composed of wrought iron or copper- ' t hat every boiler, on board such steam- packet should, previous to the packet being used for the conveyance of passengers, be submitted io the inspection of a skilful engineer, or other person conversant with the subject, who should ascertain, by trial the strength of such boiler, and should certify his opinion of its sufficient str'eneth, and of the security with which it might be employed to the extent proposed That every such boiler should be provided with - two sufficient safety valves, one of which should be accessible to the ena- ine- inafi, - and the other accessible both to him and to the persons oil board the packet. That the inspector shall examine such safety valve, aiid shall certify what is the pressure at which such safely valvesi- sha'l open, which pressure shall not exceed one- third of that by which the boiler has been proved, not- one- sixth of that which, by calculation, it shall be reckoned able fo sustain. That a penalty should be'inflieted on any person placing additional weight on either of Ite safety valves HACKNEY... COACH ACT.— The following is a copy of , a clause added, by way of rider to tile Hackney Coach License Act, which received the Royal Assent on Friday :— " Aud bo it further cnacted, that it shall be lawful Coi ally person to require auy haclciiey coachman to drive, for a stated sum of money, a distance in tfce'discrettoa of such hackney coachman, and iucasAsuah eoachinait shall ex ceed the distance to which suyh. person was entitled to be driven for such sfitcd Sum of ' money, the coachman shall not be entitled to demand more than the sum for w hich he wasso engagedto drive?*"" . ' Last week a butcher contracted with a public in- stitution in Exeter, to supply il with meat at 3i| d. per pound, to deliver cully prime pjeces. It is stated that when M. Talma and Mademoiselle George landed lit Calais, all their purchases in England of. . flannels, cottons, shawlsr & c. were seised by. the Custom- house Officers, as contraband. the Piazzas and the neighbourhood of Covent-. garden Theatre are nightly infested with a gang of from twenty to- thirty well- known characters^ who hustle aiid rob passengers in the most dangerous manner, and set the police at defiance. The officers, are upon tlie alert, and use the utmost vigilance for the detection of these daring offenders, liotwilh- standing which, howetef, robberies are committed iu the above neighbourhood almost every night. The circumstances of the late robbery on tlu: house of Rundell and Bridge are likely to be soon developed. The wife of one of the parties, who effected the robbery has undergone several private examinations at the Mansion- House., She has at length givqn such information as has been the, means of recovering a part of the properly tu. thn value of 10,0001.; and from the discovery of some papers, hopes are entertained that the remainder, or the greater part thereof, will speedily follow.— Conner. In another account, Messrs. Rundell and Bridge are stated to have recovered Ihe whole of tlie pro- perty of which they were lately defrauded, in con- sequence of information received from the ' princi- pal agent in the fraud. The partieSj . it is said, lodged in Norfolk- street, Strand. SWINDLING AT PARIS. — Benjamin Cooper Langfort, whose intrigues have excited much at- tention, is now only twenty- two years of age. He" was born at Batavia, a Dutch colony, and came to Paris towards the end of ihe year 1815, revolving to live by his wits. His first performance" Aas un- fortunate ; for on the 22d February following, he was condemned, for a breach of trust, to nine months imprisonment. After the expiration of his sentence, by which, however, he was not at all ; mended, he remained at Parte, and on tiie 9th of December, 1810,' he appeared in furnished lodgings, under the false name of William Bruce. Langfort employed, as bis secretary, a young man named Bodieu, to whom he dictated various letters in dif-" ferent languages, and especially an order to fetch his portmanteau from the Hotel de Bouloy. Upon leaving his furnished lodging, lie went to M. Dondet, a jeweller, and bought two repeating watches. Not having enough cash about hi in " to pay for them, lie begged M. Dondet to accompany hiui - home, al. Dondet did so, but waited a long while in" AW pf. ssage, for Langfort had escaped bv anotherdoor with both the watches. Bodieu, meanwhile, re- turned from the Hotel de Bouloy, where lie vaiiily! inquired for the luggage of Mi Lord, Anglais, and was a little disappointed to find his board and lodging, and a salary of 1200 francs, which were promised him, all vanished.— Langfort committed several similar frauds upon other tradesmen, lie had a passionate fondness for repeating watches lid musical seals. ' 1 he shopkeepers, placing im- plicit confidence in his personal appearance, aud iiis letters of credit upon Messrs. Lafitte, Tourton, Ravel, & c. trusted him with whatever he wanted, n this manner he obtained a carriage, which he took care to try for a long time upon the Boule- vards, with the coachman by his side, he was so fraid of being cheated !— fhe Court, upon, tlie verdict of the Jury, condemned hitu to eight years hardilabour. Tuesday se'nnight, Mr. T. Swan, a young gentle- man, twenty- two years of age, and of prepossessing appearance, whose father is a very respectable mer- chant in the city, was charged at_ l. ambeth- street Office with tile willul murder of Ann Boom. It appeared that a few days ago a large party of men aud women were assembled at a dance at a piiblic- houge, called the Star, in Well- street, Wellclose- square, amongst whom the prisoner happened to be one. A dispute arose between two yxjuu women, Elizabeth Warren, and Ann Boom, the deceased, when they fought, and had some knock- down blows. The prisoner, who was drinking in the tap- room, and with whom Elizabeth Warren was, was seen to stand up, and strike the deceased, on the head wltb'a pint pot, when she was heard la say, " Thomas Swan has cut my head with a pint pot." The prisoner then quitted" the house, secreted himself, and the deceased became delirious, and on Monday evening expired, when the pri- soner was taken in custody. . The charge being sworn to, Sir D. Williams addressed the prisoner, in the most feeling manner, on the enormity of the offence With which lie stood charged, and regretted that he felt it his painful duty, from the nature of. the evidence, to commit hitn until the result of the Coroner's Jury was known.— An inquest was held on the body on Wednesday, . when, thp following, verdict was retdrned, " Her death was'caused^ j> y a suffusion of blood in the vetjtricles'of the brain, and not by any violence exercist'd towards lier ty Thomas Swan."— Swan was therefore- discharged., PUNCTUALITY,— The late Mr. Scott, of Exeter; who died a few days ago, travelled ou business till- about eighty years of age. He was one of the most celebrated characters in the kingdom for punctuality, and by his methodical conduct, joined to uniform diligence, he gradually amassed a large- fortune; For ii long series of years the proprietor of every inn he frequented in Devon and Cornwall knew the day aud the very hour he would arrive. Sfnne time since, a gentleman on a journey, iivCornwailstopped at a small iiiu, at Port Isaac to dine. The waiter presented hint with the bill of fare, which lie- did not approve of, but observing a fine duck roasting, " I'll have that," said the traveller.— You cannot, Sir," replied the landlord ; " it is for Mr. Scott, of Exeter."—" 1 know Mr. Scott very well," re- joined the gentleman ; " he is not in - your house." " True, Sir," said the landlord; " but six months ago, when he was here last, he ordered a duck to be ready for him this day, preiisijy. at two o'clock;" and, to the astonishment of the traveller, be " saw the old . gentleman, on his Rosinante, jogging into ihe inn- yard about five tnini- Hes. before the; ap- pointed time, . . ,'. • i ... PEDESTRIANISM.— rWilson, ihe Blackheath pe- destrian, has undertaken the art] ui us - task of walk- ing 1000 miles in eighteen-. d. iys, in Mr, Tinker's Gardens, at Collyhurst, Manchester,- . He com- menced ou Monday last, at sis o'clock in the morning. " Lord Arundel d! i? d at Bath' n't? Monday last, in the 54th year of his agfc. llts Lordship is suc- ceeded iu Iiis titles and estates by his tldest son. . - ... - - ... - A short - time since Mr. Robert Fagg, landlord of the - White, Horse, St. Lawrence,- Thanet, put a period to- Ins existence by precipitating himself down a well belonging to a neighbouring house, of the depth- of twenty- seven fathoms, where he was discovered soon, alter by a woman attempting • to draw a bucket of water. On the alarm being given lie was drawli up, but the vital spark was extinct. TJte body presented ashticking spectac1- both legs, one Thigh, and one arhf being brok hisskttll fractured, rind was otherwise much bru! An inquest was li'cId on the body, and a verd Lunacy, returnad; . A . dreadful murder was committed oil Tuesday last, on. a young woman, named Elizabeth Shep- herd, aged about seventeen or eighteen. I he body was discovered lying in a ditch, in the parish of Sutton- in- Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Heiv. head presented a most shocking spectacle, being SQ dis » figured Ijiat her features cp4Jd scarcely be recog- nized; the brains protruded from the skull, and one eye was* completed knocked out of'the socket, and lay ypon her cheek. From the disordered state of her dress there is reason to conclude, that the ruffian assailant had made some attempt upon dter chasti- ty ; and it is not improbable- that the eflorts she made to resist him had aroused tlie fury of- the wretch, and determined him instantly to deprive her - of filer From a variety of ciicum- stances, which we have not here room to detail, . suspicion fell upon a man, who was apprehended near Loughborough. He says his name is William Rotherham, that he isa native of Sheffield,- by tiade a scissor- grinder. On examining his clothes, stain* of blood appeared in various places; aud he had sold in his- flight a pair of slioes and' an umbrella, which ai; e believed to have been the property of the unfortunate interesting'' girl. He was conveyed heavily ironed to Sutton ; was yesterday fully c< ni- mitted for trial. The mother of the deceased lias been in a state' Of frfeti^ y.- since she heard t. f her - daughter's melancholy end;— Sheffield Mercury, July 12. ••'. - ; = • On Saturday evening, about tight o'clock, Mr. Tonzel, a mfm bf ccShsiderable property, was foynd Iwnjgiug in - thi* grttiafy* of Bis house, near St. Aubin's, ( Isle of Jersey.) " Mr. Touzel was sixty- five years of age, a hale, strong, athletic tiisn. He. returned tliat same evening from St. Helier's, distributed cakes among bis children at ua, and" tj^ as never remembered to have b'eenTn better spirit. After this he met his confidential French servant in the yard, and- DSked,"'> Where is the rcpe ?"— YOJI have it in your hand', Sir."—" Oh ! so I have— go to the field, and look after the cattle." When the man- returned, he went to" look for his master in the granary, and perceived him in a corner, as be supposed, on his knees among some wheat. - Finding he did not answer whftn spoken to, he went Up to him, but seeing that he was dea' 4, his terror was so great, that " instead of returning down stairs, he ran out at the graiiary door, and falling intii the yard, was nearly killed on the spot. When he- recovered he- lira'' frantic into the road, lamenting with loud cries, the loss of his dear master. This called the attention of an English youps; gentleman, Mr. M. who lives opposite to Mr. Touzel's house. He immediately ra* up to the granary, and found the deceased tvith'his knees about three inchcs from the ground, his eyes a:* id mouth fast closed, arid'' suspended by a rope; which he instantly cut, and held'him up in his arms till medical assistance could be had ; but the vital spark had ( led— all aid was in varn. An in- quest sat on tlie. body next day, and on Monday, altera full examination- of'Witnessesin tlie Royal Court at St. Helier's, it was decided that Mr. Touzel had made away with himself in a fit of " inutility, lie has left a widow and two vouug children in affluent circumstances. « At the Old Bailey, on Tuesday, Sarah Perriman, apparently an elderly woman, was indicted for hav- ing unlawfully and feloniously assaulted Ambrose Castles, and for having feloniously attempted, by menaces and threats, to extort moiiey fmirl the said Ambrose Castles.-— The prosecutor is an attorney, residing in Cursitor- street, Chancery- lane; is mar- ried, and lias several children. On the night of the JTth of May, about Wf past seven o'clock, as he was going through the Park,* lie met the pri- soner; she accosted him, aiid said she had Come there according to an appointment made by him on the preceding i ight, at efev^ o'clock, when he; th « prosecutor, had giveu her a three- shilling pitce. fie. answered that he- bad sot seen her before, and had ntver made any appointment. He then walked forward, and . the prisoutir ^ followed, jostling- Mid iuterupting. him iu his- progress at different in- tervals. He proceeded across St. James's- square up Charles- street, and when be, arrived at the- crossing in St. Martin's- lane, between Hemming's- row and Chandos- street, the prisoner put Tier mouth close to his ear, and with horrid accusations anil., imprecations demanded money of him ;- she repeated it in Chandos- street, and at the same time endeavoured . to stop him. The prosecutor was very much alarmed, and, almost speechless. The. prisoner then- said, '-' You had belter give tne some money, tor 1 can tell you, you shan't gel rid of me. until you do." Fearing a mob would collect, he turned down White Hart- yard, and knowing a • person of the name of Jackson there, knocked at the door aud went in. The prisoner made a great noise at the door, but a constable having been sent for, she was taken into custody, and carried to the Police Office. When she perceived the officer she tried to get away.—- It was proved by the testimony ot several of tire children of the prosecutor, that, on tJie night before this transactions, their father was at home at eleven o'clock.— Mr. Common Serjeant', in summing up, observed upon the atrocity of the crime charged to have been committed by the prisoner. By the Act 7th Geo. II. it was made a felony to attempt by menaces to extort money front any one, and therefore the present case came within that Act. If any money had been actually extorted by such means it would have been clearly a highway robbery, and consequently a capital offence; but the prisoner, if. convicted, could by law only be transported for seven years— Guilty. The trial of all Ihe prisoners being concluded, the Recorder passed sentence of death on forty- three prisoners, seven were sentenced to be trans- ported, for their natural lives, eit> ht to- fourteen yearSk . and iilty- otio for seven years; among the latter is Harriet Molineux, " for child- stealing.— - . laities,. Wright, for bigamy,, was sentenced to one . year ' s imprisonment in. Newgate. - Ou Tuesday, the Recorder made his Report to the Prince Regent of the convicts under sentence pf death in- - Newgate,., when his Royal Highness, was pleased to respite them during pleasure. THE COLCHESTER GAZETTE. The debates in the House of Commons on Friday last were marked with ( lie same degree of pertinacious oppo- sition, as has generally distinguished the proceedings of the Session It was the last day of argument before the adjournment ; and the Honourable and learned De- nouncer, who played the chief part, seemed zealous, by the length, of his speech, and the impossibility of an , equally diffusive reply, to leave the country impressed, during the recess of his parliamentary labours, with the truth of his invectives against the measures of Ministers. It however fortunately happens, we have better data than his eloquence to found our opinions on we experimentally feel that the gloomy reign of distress, which, at the commencement of the Session, almost universally per- Vided society, has terminated ; that public credit is re- stored ; that the dread of famine is dissipated ; the torch of rebellion extinguished ; and a new era commenced, which promises us internal peace, private security, and individual plenty. We Ho not wish to repeat what we have so often asserted, thai this improvement in our prospects is attributable in a high degree ( o the vigilance, firmness, and wisdom of Parliament, but we cannot altogether abstain from re- marking, that in our judgment the great charge which is the burthen of the Learned Gentleman's song, is the great source whence the- benefits we enjoy have been derived. To expect that complete relief eould succeed a season of such unexampled difficulty, is to look lor powers far beyond the limits of human talents. The lamentable dis- tresses of the lower orders of the people, arising from causes too. complicated for any thing but time effectually to remove, have been ameliorated ; charity has lent its powerful aid; Parliament has given its assistance; while the rnpi( h increase of public credit has afforded the means of strengthening languishing commerce, invigorating manufactures, aud thereby extending the demand for labour. --. • While the circumstances within our control have thus received all the consideration which human wisdom could bestow; the gracious bounty of Providence has not been withheld from us. The cheering face of Plenty is seen in our fields; and the glad heart of Contentment already beats by anticipation of the coming good, where of late has only been heard the piteous plaints of want and suf- fering. We have only to perfect this generous work by proper submission to the laws, by fidelity and thankful' ness, by being in truth the friends to the liberal soil which sustains us, and in truth patriots to the Constitution - which protects us; alike averse to unmeaning cavil and Unmanly servility; desirous ouly to preserve the glory which our ancestors have won, aud of handing it dowu untarnished to posterity. A private letter from Portugal, of the 1st inst. States, that strong reinforcements were then about to embark, and proceed immediately for the Brazils, Government had obtained a loan of upwards of 418,0001. at 6 per cent, secured on duties upon various articles. It is to be henceforward payable at Lisbon. The Anna Maria, from Lisbon, brings positive information that Pernambuco is actually restored to the legitimate Authority. A passenger oa board this vessel, says, that on the 30th June, an India- man appeared coming up the Tagus, decorated with a variety of colours; and it soon transpired that she was the bearer of dispatches from Brazil, announcing the overthrow of the democratic Go- vernment, This had been effected by the rising of the Royalists, in pursuance of a long meditated plan. Francisco Martinez, the younger brother of the rebel chief, lost his life. Martinez himself escaped into the interior, but it was expected he would soon be apprehended. Letters have been received in town, dated the 79th of June, from St. Thomas's, which state, that Admiral Brion left Marguerita on the 31st of May, with eighteen sail of vessels, to proceed to the river Oroonoko, where it was expected he would form a junction with Bolivar; but there are no accounts of the latter having pushed forward to the appointed rendezvous, although there is every reason to expect that he will meet with no particu- lar obstacles to prevent his union with the fleet. These tellers are written in high spirits, and the Independents entertain the strongest hopes of success, notwithstanding the preparations which are making to oppose their progress. The same accounts contain the information that the expedi- tion from Spain had arrived at Cumana, under the command of O Donnell, reported to be from two to four thousand strong. So that we may soon ex- pect to hear of some decisive movements in that quarter of the globe. We have also received Papers from Antigua and St. Thomas's to the 20th ult. The Antigua Gazette of the 16th says—" By let- ters from Bermuda, we learn, that all vessels owned by persons of that island are to be allowed to enter any American ports upon more favourable condi- tions than those from other British settlements. The tonnage duty upon the former having been re- duced from 2 or2 dollars to 50 cents per ton." It is stated in an article from New Orleans, that an expedition, under the command of General Mina, had- sailed for Galverston, the destination of which was kept a profound secret. It was merely known that the enterprize had been under- taken in consequence of the information contained in a dispatch from Mexico, which had been inter- cepted by au insurgent privateer. It appears that some fresh arrests have taken place in Bourdeaux, in consequence of disclosures which Randon made before he was executed. The Court- Martial, which sat at Barcelona, upon the trial of General Lacy, has found him guilty. The General has been sent to the island of Majorca; but it seems doubtful whether this has been the result of positive instructions, or of an apprehension that his continuance in Barcelona might excite an improper interest for his late. The King has not yet notified his determination as to the sentence. Accounts from Stockholm give a sort of winding up of the late supposed conspiracy, which turns out to have been nothing more than the reverie of an hotel- keeper, who fancied a plot, and alarmed the Government by a mysterious disclosure of it. Intelligence from Gibraltar of a recent dale men- tions, on what is represented as good authority, that some disturbances bad broken out at Seville, and that it would cost the Spanish Government some time and trouble to extinguish them. An article from Turin, in the French Journals, states, that an enormous fragment of rock was detached from Mount St. Bernard in the night be- tween the 16th and 17th ult. which fell on the . Commune of Villard- Saint- Constant, and crushed several houses. Fourteen persons were killed, and the damage is estimated at 100,0001ivres. In the evening of the 18th, about nine o'clock, a slight shock of an earthquake w& s felt at the same place. i It is now indubitably ascertained that young Watson has arrived in the territories of the United States, a letter to that effect having been received from him by his father; but the port at which be landed is not mentioned » A Bill has passed both Houses of Parliament, which removes the principal obstacle to the entry of the Roman Catholics in the Army and Navy. By this Bill they are relieved from the necessity of taking the oaths, or subscribing to the declarations which were before an impediment to their ad- vancement, and thus situations of the highest rank are now Open to them in the naval and military professions. The Gazette of Tuesday contains a Proclamation, pardoning all individuals who have been guilty ot frame- breaking, and who shall, before the 1st day' of September next, appear before some Justice of the Peace, and declare when and where their of- fences were committed. This Proclamation-, so judiciously combined with the Act, which has lately passed the Legislature, for the more severe punish- ment of those who shall henceforward be guilty of- such outrages, will, we trust, put a speedy end to" practices not less disgraceful to the public character than they are dangerous to the. public tranquillity.— This Gazette also contains a Proclamation, order- ing that the calling out of the Militia in Great Britain, for the purpose of being trained and ex- ercised in the present year, be suspended ; and consequently no training or exercising of such Militia is to take place this year. BONAPARTE AND TALMA.— The interest which this celebrated tragedian's1 visit to London Seems to have excited in tlie mind of the British public induces us to think the following anecdote may not be altogether uninteresting. While Bonaparte was only a Captain ' 6f- Artillery, he and Talma hap- pened to dine at the same hotel-, though not in' ' the same party. The player on that occasion dined alone, while tlie soldier of fortune presided among a knot of " brother officers; who had assembled on. his invitation, and at his expence. While his friends were retiring, " Bonaparte lingered behind, for die purpose of settling the bill, which, having been charged more extravagantly than he expected, unluckily exceeded the means he could command at the moment. In this dilemma, he evinced his Characteristic promptitude and decision of cha- racter. Unlike a Frenchman, lie made neither speech nor apology, but produced his sword, saying to the waiter, " Retain this for the balance till to- morrow, when, upon the honour of a gentleman, I will redeem the pledge." The waiter, who pro- bably could not discriminate between the " heaven, erected face" of a man of honour and the address of a swindler, demurred about the bargain ; when Talma started up and indignantly told him, it he doubted the gentleman's word, to place the sum to his account. The waiter bowed assent and re-, tired.- Bonaparte felt the obligation, although his manner of expressing his sense of it was laconic, and even dry. But Talma, as may be conjectured, did not lose any thing by his bond of caution. On the contrary his politeness gained him a powerful friend, who, both during his consular and imperial reign, embraced every opportunity that presented itself of praising his talents and promoting his interest. JUVENILE SWINDLING.— A few days ago, while the Volunteer was unloading at Whitehaven, an Exciseman gauged a puncheon of rum, and turned about to make memorandum, when a boy about ten years of age thrust a bottle into the cask, aud filling it with liquor, hastily concealed it under his coat. At this moment he was detected by the officer, who seized him, aud commanded him to deliver up the bottle. The young urchin, with an adroitness in fraud truly lamentable at his years, took from trader his coat an empty bottle, with which, for the moment, he deceived the Excise- man, and ran off in triumph with the full one ! COLCHESTER, SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1817. *„* The sale of the Smack NEW UNION, Materials, & e advertised in the first page to take place, at Harwich, on Tuesday next, is unavoidably postponed to Friday, the 25th instant. We understand that the Postmaster- General has been pleased to establish a daily Penny Post from Harwich to Dovercourt, Ramsey, and Great Oakley. This establishment, which affords the greatest convenience to the inhabitants ot those parishes and their environs, is another instance of the great attention which is paid not only to public interest, but also to public accommodation, by Ihe Executive Officers of the Post- Office Department. Lord Strangford, Ambassador to the Court of Sweden, passed through this town, yesterday, on his way to Harwich, to embark for Gottenburgh. The offices of Chancellor Of the Exchequer for England and Ireland being consolidated, Mr. Van- sittart has been appointed to that important trust, and has, in consequence, vacated his seat iu Par- liament. for Harwich. That Gentleman was on his canvass last week, and the election will take place on Tuesday. Mr. Coke's annual Sheep- shearing, at Holkham, commenced on the 7th instant, and continued the two following days. The number of Noblemen, Farmers, Graziers, Manufacturers, Woolstaplers, & c. present, was greater than on any former year. Amongst the distinguished guests were the Duke of Norfolk, Earl of Albemarle, Earl of Thanet, Earl of Bradford, Lord Lyndoch, Lord W. Bentinck, and Lord Nugent. Alter the business of each day, the numerous visitants were superbly enter- tained In the statue- gallery saloon, and tlie ad joining rooms of this hospitable mansion, nearly four hundred persons, at least, partook daily of the rational festivities of Holkham Hall. The Duke of Bedford was absent in consequence of the Duchess's confinement. On Monday se'nnight, Richard William Brabant, Esq. was chosen Alderman for the borough of St. Alban's, in the room of F. Searancke, Esq. re- signed. Same day, Isaac Piggott, Esq. was elected Town Clerk of that Corporation, iu place of the late John Boys, Esq. deceased. At the Clerical Charity Meeting, held ot the Angel Inn, Bury, on the 8th instant, the Rev. George Stone, of Hopton, was suddenly seized with a paralytic fit, just as he was preparing to depart early iu the evening; and though immediately at tended by skilful medical assistants, he still con- tinues in a very dangerous state at the above inn. In the night of Wednesday the 9th inst. the house of Mr, Parsons, a farmer; near Rowford was broke open by two men, who tied up a quantity of linen, wearing apparel, aud other articles, in order to carry off. They afterwards went into an out- house, in which a boy slept, and where ther was a large mastiff thai lay at his feet, who attacked the villains in so furious a manner, that they made a precipitate retreat, leaving the bundles behind them. It is supposed that one, if not both of them must have been very much torn by the dog, as | there was a great deal of blood on the floor. On Thursday se'nnight was celebrated the eighth anniversary of the Sudbury National School, when an excellent and appropriate sermon was delivered, in the Parish Church Of St. Peter, by the Rev. W. Gurney, Rector of St. Clement Danes,. Strand, and Minister of West- street, Chapel, St Giles's, London. The congregation was larger on this than on any former occasion, and included a nu- merous assemblage of persons of the first re-' spectability in the neighbourhood. The collection amounted to 761. 45. Oji'I. ' After divine service, t'fie children, 400 in number, were regaled, as • usual; with good old English fare, iii'a booth on the Market; Hill, prepared and tastefully decorated for the occasion. Dinner being over, the children walked in procession through life town, preceded by the Sudbury band of music, the preacher, and' many clergymen and respectable ladies and gentle- men of the town and neighbourhood'. 1' After which they returned . to the Market Hill, when three cheers were given in honour of the worthy patron of this- institution, the Rev. H. W. Wilkinson, whose exertions in behalf of the poor have been indefatigable; and we should be deficient in our duty, were we not to call the attention of our readers to the present ameliorated condition of the lower classes in the borough of Sudbury, when compared with their state previous to the establishment of this school, exceeding", its their moral improvement does, our most sanguine expectations,;" The com- party expressed themselves much delighted \ viili a scene \ i> hi'ch could not ' fail to afford a nigh degree of gratification to every benevolent mind. ' ; Mr. Stephen Thrower, of Cambridge, obtained a verdict of 4001. on Saturday last, at Guildhall, against Messrs. Marsh and Swan, Cambridge car- riers, lor goods consigned , to their care, and which were destroyed at the late tire at the Bull Inn Bishopsgate- street. Last week," a child, about two years of age, be- longing to a cottager, at East Dereham, Norfolk, was strangled in the following singular manner:— r- Being left not more than two or three minutes at the door by its mother, the child got upon a low stool, which stood . by some paling, which unfor- tunately slipped, and the little innocent's neck fell between two pales, by which it hung suspended, and almost instant death ensued. , On Friday night, the 11th instant, an explosion look place on board the Fly, Brown, of Ely:, which had just been laden with coals, at Mr. Blandling's slaith, in the river Tyne. The hatches w^ re fastened down about eight o'clock, and about half past eleven, the Master having been writing inhis cabin, the in- flammable gas from the coal having, it appears, made its way from the hold, ignited at his candle, as he was going to bed, and exploded. The Master was seriously scorched, but is recovering. . His bed- curtains were set on fine; the hatches were burst open, and a boat > v} iich was upon them thrown oft. Two planks on ihe deck were blown up. 1 he other men on board were iu bed, and received no hurt, excepting the mate, who was thrown out of bed, his toes a little burnt, and his whiskers singed off. The frequency of these accidents, of late, shows the imprudence of immediately fastening down the hatches upon a cargo of fresh coals, as they emit the gas for same lime after they are raised from the mine. A young woman, who was found on the 20th ult. iu Chelmsford, to every appearance with the power of speech, but who has not, since that period, uttered a single syllable, was, on Wednesday last, sent to Dr. Watson, at the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, in the Kent Road, London. The Doctor, his lady, his daughter, and a considerable number of pupils were present during the exami- nation, and who, with the Doctor, used every means to discover the cause, but one and all de- clared that the case was quite new ; when, in con- sequence of her perfect hearing, she was returned as not an object of that valuable institution.— Doctor Watson took great pains in investigating this rase, wid in a letter, on sending back the young woman, he observes—" I am at a loss to know what to say ot this young woman ; she is unacquainted with signs used by the naturally deaf and dumb, and there is uo appearance of delect in the external organs of speech. She points to her throat as the seat of the impediment, but nothing appears uncommon on inspection." " She is again lodged in the Poor- house, at Chelmsford, where she has been visited by all classes of persons';' but not the least trace has yet been discovered from whence this interesting female sprung. Her man- ners are very becoming : she hears and understands remarkably quick; associates but little with the other part of the family; is a remarkably good sempstress; drinks no beer, and has many other peculiarities in her deportment, which would induce an observer to suppose that she is the daughter of a tradesman, rather than the offspring of persons in a lower state of society ; but which the descried aud distressed manner in which she was found leaves us at present to conclude. COLCHESTER, JULY 18. ARRIVED.— William ftm] Mary, Morden; Dove, Broom;• " Benjamin untl - Ann, Beck with, London— St. Petersburgh Packet, Morden, Hull—- Oathwaite; Cook, Cardiff— Mary, Snood, Swannage— Speedwell, • Haward-, Mary, Dunn; • Friendship Jij-'. Increase, Ham; Thomas,, Matthews; Good Intent, Smith; Diana, Rice;' Two Brothers, Lamb; Betsey, East ie, « : Sunderland-— Brothers,- Harrison-; Sarah and Mary, Edmond,: Newcastle. l v SAILED.— Linnett, Fisk;. Little Hermitage, Beaumont; Polly; Mason ; Reed, Pindar ;. Jane and Elizabeth, Thorn- ton ; Union, Worrell; Endeavour,. Gleadining, London— Dove Simmons, Carnavon. * HARWICH, JULY 18. ARRIVED— Packets— Saturday; Cast lereagh, Captain M'Donough, Cuxhaven.— Sunday, Henry Freeling, Capt. •' Mason, Hetvoetsluys. .-. •• ' " ' • SAILED ^ PacKets:— Sunday, Prince of Orange, Capt. Bridge,' Helvoetshiys ; Beaufoy: Captain Norris,' Cux- haven Emily,'" Captain- Hines,- Gettenburgh.— Wednes- day, Earl of Eeicester-', Captain Hammond, Helvoetslays • Lady Nepean, Captain Liveing, Cuxhsven.' TO BE LET, And entered upon at Miehaelelmds next, A Small but Very desirab1e FARM called FORD- HAM PLACE, tTbotftfoiir friiles fronj Colchester, situate in the Parishes of Fordham - and West Bergholt, and consisting of an excellent DWELLING- HOUSE and • Garden, a detached Tenement, Barn, Stable, aud other suitable Out- building's, and Forty- five Acres ( little rubre or less) of good Arable Land, lately occupied by Mr. Ralph Simson, deceased ' The above Estate is calculated for the Residence . of a Person desirous of reth- iiig from Trade, aud wishing to employ his time in Agriculture. The present Growing Crops may be taken by valuation, if desired." 1 - " ' -- . ' For particulars apply, to Messrs. Daniell and Sewell, Solicitors, Colchester- All Letters must . l> e postpaid... ESSEX BENEVOLENT MASONIC FUND ' ANGEL LODGE, No. 67, COLCHESTER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That a BE- NEVOLENT INSTITUTION is established at Brother Robert Houghton's, known by the Sign of. Ihe Fox and Hounds, in the Parish of St. Botolph, Colchester, from and after the 25th of June, 1817, entitled the ESSEX BENEVOLENT MASONIC FUND, for the purpo » e'ot maintaining its Members in Sickness and Old Age, and their Widows and Children after decease. We", the Mout- hers, dd invite till Freemasons, who are Members ot re- gular constituted Lodges, and who reside wifhiu fifty miles of Colchester, to join in this laudable Institution. TERMS OF ADMISSION AS FOLLOWS : £. s- d. If under 25 Years of Age, to pay ... 1 101 If above 25, and under 30 .... 1 1) ( If If above ; 10, and under $ 2 2 Of hntr ® Boe Fc. e- If above 35, and under 40... 2 12'( i)' Each Member to pay to the Fund, the weeklv Sum of One Shilling.— The Society Meetings to be on ihe first Wednes- day in every Month ; to be free and easy; each Member to pKy his own Reckoning. Three Months will be allowed lo Country Members to clear the Books in Each Mem- ber to pay, and continue a Member of this Society lor the space ot' Eighteen Months, before- he can. receive any Benefit therefrom, in case of Sickness, or otherwise, being disabled. Each Member to reeei. ee Ms. per Week, to be allowed for Fifty- two Weeks, aud then reduced as per Article. When the Fund amounts to 101. for each Free Member, 18s. per Week; aud when lo 121. for each Fiee Member, 21s. per Week.. Four Shillings per Week will be allowed each Widow of Free Members, and Two Shillings per Week for each Child under Twelve Years of Age. WILLIAM DEARN, Secretary. N. B Further particulars may be known by applying to Brother Robert Houghton. Colchester, July 18, 1817. LONDON MARKETS -- ' - " MARK- LANE, MONDAY, JULY 14,1817 The supply of Wheats at Market to- day, ati'S" during the" whole of last Week, particularly of foreign, has been '. abundant, and since this day selnnight tlie * dicline"' i\ » ' Value, generally, From fe/ to 15s. aud e'vL^ i'at ibis re- daction, for interior Qualities scarcely any dem^ i^.' l> arlejr was about as, cheaper;' Beans 4s. and Pease 6s. Oats..- • exceedingly heavy in sale at a reduction. 4s^|); r quarter; v frolulastMonday,.— Flour has fallen 10s. per. sat'i*. ... !:,,- ft . < -. - .. . • : — ; ; ,* WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 We have had no fresh arrivals of any grain siftee Mon-- day, on which day there was a considerable quantity left' 1'?' on . hand at the close of the Market; 4 » t lsi c^ » iei^ k4lc'cv ' if the heavy . rain of Tuesday, there Was a more- general dispositiimr to purchase and what wai8? spdse^' tjt* 6b(( iine3, '* Monday's prints. •• '< V:- W J « « •• » "• < I* ESSEX. FREEHOLD ESTATES.— LAND- TAX REDEEM ED. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, Either together or separately, MARKS TEY ESTATE, situate in the Parish of Marks Tey. adjoining the Turnpike Road and the Trowel and Hammer public- house; within six miles of Colchester, and seven at William ; consisting of Thirty- five Acres of excellent fertile Arable Land, in the highest state of cultivation, with requisite Buildings, newly erected, and now in the occupation . of Mr Ford. BADCOCK. S, within one mile of the above Estate, near Easthorpe Street, iii- the occupation of Mr. James Polley, consisting ol' Sixty- one Acres of sound Arable and Pasture Land, well timbered, with a Malting aud suitable Farm- building's in good repair *' DAMONS HILL, in the Parish of Tolleshunt Becking ham, within six miles of Maldon and five of Witham,- in the occupation of Wallis, and comprising Thirty- three Acres, of which Three are Copyhold, of sound productive Arable Land, with Cottages, and'every necessary Farm- building. .... The attention of those Gentlemen who are desirous of investing their Capital in Landed Property is particularly called to the above Estates, as they will be sold so as to enable the Purchaser to make 4$ or 5, per cent, of his" Money — The Tenants will shew the Premises, and further particulars may be had ( if by letter, post- paid) of Mr. W. Downes, Land Agent and Surveyor; Colchester. MR. WANT'S REMEDY FOR GOUT AND RHEUMATISM. MESSRS. SWINBORNE and WALTER have just received a Supply of this Medicine A single dose will, in a few hours, remove the most agonizing pain ; and the Composition is so innocent, that a child may take it with safely. Sold by John Souter, No. 1, Paternoster- row, London; and also by Keymer, and. Chaplin, Colchester; Mergy and Chalk, Guy, aud Kelham, Chelmsford; Youngman. Witham and Maldon; Holroyd, Maldon ; Sinith, Brain- tree; Seager, Harwich; Hardacre, Hadleigh; Hill, Baf. liogdon; and most respectable Medicine Venders 5tt the United Kingdom; in Packets,. at ' 2*. • s-.-< vl., aad Ills fid; FRIDAY, JULY 18Sv 1 There flay.; MoudayV prices wore . fully ' appeared, a little dispos. ifjuou jo purcbStse at ^ ifc- iptpsetrf reduced quotations, >: ;; st!-. > •. « */', ,' if wrfim -^ iirtr iw'i. < « il if* is ir, &' t 1 PRICE OF GRAIN. PER QUARTER. ' Monday, JULY. • * , ft i. • • .,;..,. .. I, j, ffer • Wlieat, mcalingRed 42; a- « 4 frGrey. Poase. 1.>. 7.. a1. 40 a 50 Fine..:., d !> » .• Hiu- si; Reaji* .,. 4( V u tit* White .,.,.",,....„.. .. ! tt) JjXlck Beaus „, 3t$ a. S^ Fine-.'...•.....:.•.....-.;:. Ktj iI fe I Broad Beans....',..!. — a' •>—' Black ...:-.":/..;.'...' 44' aw( Long Pods: .'.::..— 5 ii — Rivets :-.;.... O. ' 3ti a' 74' V'Barley . i'H a 41 Rye-..' :.. ..: ,.... 42 Qats:...; « White Pease 40 a - Poland & Brew 2ft ? 44 Boilers.,......... .'.' 4,' <>"^ 1 Maityf!—•;.. i~?.,.? n. a. 9a PRICE OF SEEDS, ' • ' : . :' • , - • - ti, | • )., i Hffti tlfMft , V4. Turnip,; White, p Ijl. 10 a 28 [ Clover, rct^ p . cwt. hO - Jlfla... Red & Green ditto 2( i a 34 | . .' white ( JU. aiJ^ Mustard, brown ... 12 a 17 • ' Foreifrri\ red; ' » MVi white ...... ( j a < 1 Frefoll:...'.'.-."..,.-:':".... S a && Canary,. per quarter 42 a 50 Carraway ..:..,,/.... 41?' a 4e> Rape Seed, per last 4: Uu4>/ Coriander Ui a: MS- Linseed, .'..' 48 a tili Rye Grass, per qr... 20 a 44 PRICE OF FLOUR. '• Fine English Flour 85s, aBOs^ Second dltto- SOsi a'Sss: AVERAGE PRICE OF CORN PER QUARTER, For the Week ending July 5. England and Wales. England and Wales. . - 1. s. o. Wheat.-....„ <.;. i. l09 1 Rye 05 2 Barley.. ...'. 55 fi Oats,.,:*... 3;) 0 s. u. Beans................. ... 54.10 : Poase ..... J,,...,... 52 II Oatmeal 44 ii Big 0 0 PRICE OF BAY AND STRAW. Smithfield. £. s.— £. s. Clover 5 5 to 7 7 Hay.. .5 0 to (! 6 Straw 1 16 io2 0 Clover. 0 10 to 8 0 Whitechapel. Straw ..' ,... 144 to i- 2 Hay............... f> 0 to. 0 .0 St. James. . Clover..*. ff 0to7 0 Hay..... 3 0 to 6 fi Straw 1 18 to 2 4 ; PRICE OF HOPS IN THE BOROUGH ~ New Bags.. 4!. ft — £. s. H New Pockets £-.. a. — r. Kent 12 o'° lt> A Kvnl- 14 0 lo 20 0 Sussex .'. 12 nto 15 0 Sussex ........ 13 11 lo 10 0 FarnhamPock lfi 0 to24 0 Essex ' .'...' 14 0 to < 8" 0 NEWGATE AND LEADENHALL. Per Stone of 81b. by the Carcase. s. d. — s. d. 1 s, \ lir- a. d. Beef 3 0 lo 4 0 |. V. Sal h3 0- lo 4 S ilin. tton. -. 3 4 to 4 0 I Pork ,.,'.., 4 d to 5 , ti Lamb, 3s. Rd. to 4s. 8il PRICE OF MEAT AT SMITH FIELD, Exclusive of the Offal, which consists of Head, Entrails, &. Hide, and is worth about 1d. per lb —- Per Stone of Monday, July 11. Friday, July, 18. - s. d. — s. d ., . .. s. d.— . s - d. Beef...... 3 ft to 4 G " Beef- - 3 « ; to 4 8 Mutton. 3 8 to 4 4 Mutton 4 0 to 5 0 Veal'.-..... V... 3 0 to 5 0' Pork 4 0 to 5 0 Pork...... 4 0 to 5 0 Veal.... . 4 0 to 5 d Head of Cattle at Smithfield. MONDAY . Beasts 1,708 . Sheep.'.. 20 700 Pigs 2S0 Calve*... 350 • FRIDAY......:.. .... Beasts B* J Sheep,.. fl, St50 Pigs . . 25f>,.... X'aJves... 3- jO PRICE OF TALLOW IN LONDON, JULY 11 - . - s: d.' . ' '' ' s. d. Whitechapel Market... 3 0 Town Tallow p ewt 53 0 St. - James's Market...... J 0 Russia ditto Caudle... S4 O Clare Market ........... 0- 0'. White ditto. — V •• ' Soap. ditto.....'*>.'.',::..'. .52 < 5 • 0-' 0 Melted stun.... :. 42 0 . . •-. '.-— i-— Rough ditto..: 28 < 0 Average 3 0 Greaves ...,,..,:.. ftj ji Good Dregs 7 6 Curd soap... ..',... 0 Mottled :.:.;';. <' 4 0 • V- • Yellow ditto ..:,, '. Sti 0 MARRIED. Monday, at St. Peter's, Colchester, by the Rev. William Marsh, Robert Baker, Esq of Bentley, Suffolk, to Miss Elizabeth Woodthorpe, of the former place. Same day, Thomas Cobham, Esq. of Ware, Herts, to Mary Anile, second daughter of the late Nathaniel Hnm- frey, Esq of the same place. Tuesday se'nnight, Henry Muskett, Esq. of Easton- Hall, Norfolk, to Emily, youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas Grant, of Norwich '.,- j. Same day, at St: Giles's Church, Norwich, George William Baker, Esq: of the Royal Arlillery, to Anne, eldest daughter of John Hammond Cole, Esq. Receiver of tiie Stamp Duties for the county of Norfolk. Thursday, Miss Sarah l irmin, of Sproughton, to Mr. William Kemball, of Burstall, Snffolk Lately, at Leyton, Henry Crabb, Esq. of Temple Dis- ney, Herts, to Fanny, daughter ot T. F. Ellis, Esq of Leyton, in this county. .. • - - Thursday se'nnight, at Christ Church,.. Surrey, the_ Rev, William Singer. B. D- Fellow of St. John's College," Cam- bridge, Vicar of Sunning Hill, Berks- and Perpetual Curate of St. Bees, Cumberland, to Elizabeth, daughter ot Wil- liam Humphries, Esq. of Harpenden, Herts. . Same day, the Rev. E Ravenshaw, Rector of West Kington, Wilis, to Elizabeth, only daughter of the late C. Purvis, Esq. of Darsham, Suffolk. DIED . On the 7th inst. at Ash Park, Hampshire, William Dearsley, Esq. in the. 7Slh year ol'his agc, aud formerly of this county Sunday, after a short indisposition, Robert Hales, Esq. of Thorpe, near Norwich Lately, at West Wickham, Kent, Mrs. Sidney Cuthbert, widow of the Rev Joseph Cuthbert ' of Upminster. Lately, Mr. Case, of Langford Bridge Farm, Kelvedon, near Ongar , Lately. Miss Davies, daughter of Mr. Robert Davies, of Salter's Buildings, Walthamstow, in the 42d year of her as^ e. Tuesday se'nnight, at the advanced age of 77, Mrs. Ann Walker, relict of the late Mr Byat Walker, formerly au eminent surge on, of Castle Hedingham.. Monday, in London, after a long- affliction, aged 62, Laver Oliver, Esq. one of the Capital Burgesses of the Corporation of Bury -•• ._- Monday, h^ tlje i) 3d year of his age, John Smith, Esq. of Colesmans, iii Finching ' fleld Sunday, . at Stratford Parsonage, the Rev. T. Cantley, Rector o'f Strat ford. St Mary, ea I Roydon, Suffolk Lately, at Parson Drove, near Wisbeach, aged Miss Mary Anne Moreton, a beautiful and accomplished young lady, who thus Bstfly ftief ho: t7d, eatli by drinking cold water after dancing at the village feast a few days preceding. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY JAMES THORN, At Brightlingsea, on Wednesday, the23d July, 1817, for the Benefit of the Salvors, FOUR CASKS of FOREIGN WINE, three empty Casks, a small Quantity of Ships' Materials, and about a Ton of Hemp and Flax. Sale to begin at Eleven o'Clock. For particulars inquire of . Mr. D. O. Blyth, or the Auctioneer, 02, Crouch- street, Colchester.- TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY HAWE8 AND F EN TON. ( Under an Exeeution)- on Tuesday, July 22,1617, THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, CROPS, & c. of Mr. George Wenden, Wakes Colne Green, Essex; comprising bedsteads and furniture, feather- beds and bedding; tables, ehairs, and drawers'; copper, as fixed; brewing- tubs, and beer- casks; light cart,- loading ditto', cart and plough harness, barrow, roller, plough, & c. Also Four Acres of Wheat, Half an Acre of Beans, Half an Acre of White Pease, See.— Sale to begin at Eleven o'clock. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MATTHEWS, SON, AND BRIDGE, On Thursday, July the 24th, 1817, on the Premises, near the Swan Inn, Great Coggeshall, Essex, PART of the STOCK in TRADE, and the WHOLEot. the valuable MACHINERY of Mr, Drago. Hearth Rug Manufacturer, who Is declining Business;' comprisiiig large and small dyeing coppers and • furnaces, hearly new J" curTling add spinning machines, gig mill, weaving looms, good packing sheets, - scales, beams, and weights, bell- metal and marble mortars; a quantity of heath- rugs. mops and docks, loading cart and harness, water- butt on wheels, and various other effects. Catalogues may be h^ d, in duo time, on the Premises, at ihe neighbouring Inns, and of the Auctioneers, Cog- geshall. COLCHESTER. TO BREWERS, COOPERS, AND OTHERS. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY J. ARCHER, On Saturday, July the 26th, 1817, on the Premises, West Stockwell- street, Colchester, ALL the capital and nearly new BREWING UTENSILS, Hogshead, Half- Hogshead, 9 gallon and_ 4^- gallon Casks, a Quantity of Wood and other Hoops, Working Tools, Milk and Water Pails, Washing, Brewing, and Mash Tubs, and other Effects, of Mr. Rayner, Brewer and Cooper, who is changing his situation ; comprising ' a capital mall- mill and hopper; a90- gallon brewing copper, Willi copper pipe and cock ; two 4- coomb and oue; 3- coomb mash tubs, underbacks, wort tubs, two coolers, reservoir, copper and tin pumps, hogshead casks, half- hogshead ditto, - 18- gallon ditto, firkins, kilderkins, three troughs, large and small casks, hand gatherer, filling- kettle, and tunnels; capital wheelbarrow, strong tumbrel, and use- ful horse; a general assortment of - cooper's tools; twelve water- palls; six milk ditto ; six washing- tubs, iron and wooden hoops, casting shovels, baskets, skeps, wooden - bowls, several lots of Building Materials, lot of pood' Bricks, and Plain Titesy& e. fee. the whole of which will appear in- Catalogues, to. be had, prior t*> the sale, of the Auctioneer, Colchester — Sale to begin at Ten o'clock — Purchasers to pay the Auction Duty. The above Goods particularly claim the attention of tlie Public, having been new within the last » ix mouths. PRICE OF LEATHER AT LEADENHALL. Bufts, to 50lbe. each 20 to 23 Crop Hides to' 50ibs. 17} to 19 Ditto, to 66tbs. each — lo — Call Skins to 4t) tb.>.' l5~ io IS Merchants' Backs — to— Ditto tuyOKl ' 22 to 20. Driving Hides . i. 14 to 15} Ditto to' 80lli£; 25 to. M' Fine Coach Hides Iii to 17£ - SmallSeals( Greend:, J< J t,, 2* Crop Hides, 35tv40lbs. Large do. p.' doz. < 5s to 1HH for cutting 154 to' 17} Tanned H. Hides -^ io — .• AVERAGE PRICE OF BROWN SUGAR. ... t' 2.. 7s. - 2d. per cwt. Exclusive of the Duties of Customs paid or payable thereon on Importation thereof into Great Britain. CURRENT PRICES OF SPIRITS AND WINES SPIRITS, pei Gallon. WINE, Dealers' Price. Excl of Duty. s. d. s. d • £:. Brandy Cognac. 7. 8 a-. 7 » Claret, per H;._.. 35 a 03 Bordeaux « 0 a. O, 9 Lisbon, per 40 a 10 —-^' Spanish. 5 3; a 5 6. Port...: 45 a 54 Gc- n^ ilaHolland 3 4 a- 3 « Madeira . i.... Wa'J. « u> « 70 Rum, Jamaica. 3 u . a- 4 O . Sherry, per Bt St*- a 05 > fe Islands 2 7 a3r- 0 Monntain^......... 28 a 34' PRICES OF SUGAR; COFFEE, COCOA, & GINGER -.- SUGAR. , S. S. , s. « , Rawt( Barbad ) 73 a 84 Triage.......(> S a - 74 Do Very fine.; 8t a 91 Mocha.... ... 105 a 114 Powder Loaves, v 109 a 127 Bourbon... Single < db. Br ...... 108 a lo9 St. Domiugo82 a t* K Molasses... 2fe. od. aJOs. Od. Java 88 a MS COFFEE. COCOA. Dominica and Surinam. ' Trinidad..„ y. t. 100 a 110 Fine AS 108 3115 Carraccas 110 a 120 Good .... rot) a 100 Surinam 75 a. 80 Ordinary 85 a 4* GINGER. Jamaica, fine 104 a 110 Jamaica white ... .. 20" i a300 Good:. .90 o 102 black. IS a — Ordinary 78 a 88 Barbadoes 100a 110 COURSE OF EXCHANGE. Amsterdam 38 4 B. 2Us. Bilhoa35i— Barcelona — Ditto, at Sight. - 37 10 St. Sebastian's — Amsterdam..... 11 15 C. F. Seville 34| Ditto, at Sight. 11 12 Gibraltar '.. 315 Rotterdam...-. 11 10 12 Us. Leghorn 48J Hamburgh...... 35 3 2 J Us. Genoa 40J— Venice- 27 — Altona ... 35 4 2^ I s. - Malta 47J— Naples 40i Paris, 3 day's sight 24 fiO Us Palermo 120 per Oz. Ditto 24 80 2 Us Lisbon Oporto 57j Bourdeaux ditto 24 80 Rio Janeiro-.. .40'' Madrid:: .'. S5J. Efiective. Dublm 12 § Cork TSi[ per ct Cadiz..., " 35 Effective. Agio of the Bank on Roll2. PRICE OF STOCKS, JULY 18. Bank Stock 293 4. per Cent, m. 3 per Cent Bed 82} 5 per Cent. Navy. 106J: ,3 per Cent, G.- 82 Long Ann 21} Omnium 1 p' -*'. - " Cons, for Ace.. 895 Ditto for Payt. South Sea Exchequer Bills 26 26 26 p Old Annuities CHIVALROUS DUEL. The remarkable story of the Fair Rivals ( Miss N—•— and Miss W ) which lately caused so great a disturbance in the neighbourhood of Par- son's- green, must be fresh in the recollection of our readers. It might have been supposed that the unpleasant consequences resulting from so un- precedented a rivalship, would, at all events, have been confined to the parties immediately con- cerned, who have so lately exposed their follies to the public. The interest excited by the disappoint- ment, jealousy, and subsequent spirited conduct of Miss W ( on the discovery of her lover's incon- stancy), opposed to the innocent fault of Miss N , was, however, likely to have proved fatal to a young gentleman of much respectability in the metropolis. It seems that, a few days ago, a discussion arose between Mr. B. B and his friend Mr. C. C concerning the propriety and merit of the different courses pursued by Miss N and Miss W towards each other on a late occasion ; the latter contending vehemently in favour of Miss N , and the former being equally warm in the praises of Miss W , whose spirited heroism, and affectionate perseverance, in reclaim- ing the object of her affections, he could not suffi- ciently admire. From temperate discussion the conversation suddenly assumed the aspect of a serious dispute; when Mr. B •, after declaring that he would support the character and defend the conduct of Miss.-. W with all his might and vigour to his latest breath, instantly challenged Mr. C to advocate the cause of Miss N— and stand her champion in the field. The offer was immediately accepted with much seeming avidity by Mr. C , who now became more violent than ever in defence of Miss . After a long and severe display of satire and eloquence in favour of the belles on both sides, the gallant gentle- men parted with much seeming animosity towards each other. Mr. C had not long returned home, when he received a challenge, requiring his early attendance at a fixed place on a certain day. The consequence was a meeting between the par ties, accompanied by their seconds, which, to avoid all possibility of discovery by the Police, took place on the morning of Wednesday se'nnight, at the early hour of four o'clock, in a retired spot a few miles out of town. The parties exchanged shots the first time, without effect, and a reconci- liation, it was then hoped, would have taken place; but Mr. B immediately demanded further satisfaction, declaring that he was resolved to live or die for her whose cause he had espoused. They then again exchanged shots, when, we regret to. add, the latter gentleman was slightly wounded- on the crown of the head, his adversary's ball having perforated his hat, and grazed his skull on its passage. The seconds again interfered, and this singular dispute was finally amicably adjusted; each party, however, still retaining his former opinion. EMIGRATION TO AMERICA. We subjoin a letter of Mr. Cobbett's on emigra. tion to America, upon which subject he may be called an experimentalist, and it will be found that he is rather adverse. There is, no doubt, a feeling of irritation in his mind against England, which would prompt him to speak as well of Ame- rica as he could. Where he has neither interest to serve, nor passion to gratify, instances of which, to a man of his mind, can but. rarely occur, we suppose he may be believed like any other per- son :— " On Wednesday evening, the 27th of March, we embarked on board the ship Importer, D. Ogden, master, bound to New York, where we arrived on the 5th of May, with about forty steerage passen- gers, fanners, and tradesmen, who were fleeing from ruin and starvation. In all respects that can be named, our passage was disagreeable, and, upon one occasion, very perilous from lightning, which struck the ship twice, shivered two of the masts, killed a man, struck several people slightly, between two of whom I was sitting, without at all feeling the blow. " Some of our fellow passengers have found great disappointment: and it is stated in some of the public papers here, that many hundreds have, during the last year, accepted of the offer of our Consul at New York to go and settle in Canada. You know that I have never advised any body to emigrate. I have always said that it is no place for manufacturers ; no place for men to live with- out work ; no place for a farmer who does not work himself; no place, in short, for any one who is not able and willing to work at the ordinary sorts of work; but for such men there is every where a plentiful, happy, and easy life.— None should come, however, who have any views of idle- ness ; and even for the industrious poor, I see no reason why they should expend their last shilling, and undergo all the miseries and dangers of a sea voyage, in order to save those who eat the taxes the expence of their share of poor- rates.— A roan and his wife, and a child or two, cannot come under an expence of thirty- five guineas at least. A single man about twenty guineas, before he gets into work again; and, as I always said, I never would, if I were in the place Of such a man, expend my earnings on a sea voyage, and endure all its hardships, in order to remove one eye- sore out of the way of corruption. Besides, there is the. climate, which is not so good as ours, though it. is not bad, and though people often live to an old age. The country is good, but it will easily be conceived that new faces, an entire new scene, a separation from every friend, work done in quite a different way from what it is in England ;— it will easily be Conceived, that all this makes such a dislocation in a mail's mind as to make him very unhappy for a while.' Then, he cannot expect to find work the first day ; he must ask first, at any rate. English- men are sheepish ; and, if they meet with any little rebut, they are disgusted at once with the whole country; and they are sure to find rascals enough here to foster their disgust, merely for the sake of serving the cause of corruption at home. In short, I advise nobody to emigrate, but I will truly describe the country and the people. As to emigrating with a view of settling and farming in the new countries, it is neither more nor less than downright madness. It is what our English far- mers know nothing at all about; it is what they are not at all fit for ; and the far greater part of ail such speculations end in disappointment, if not in ruin and premature death. I hope that our be- loved country will shortly be fit for an honest and industrious man to live in ; but if any farmers come with money in their pockets, my advice is, not to give way either to enthusiastic admiration, or to instant disgust; but to stop a little ; to look about them ; to see not only after good land, but a good market for its products. The western romance- writers tell us, that, the land in the Ohio is too good; but Mr. Mellish, in his valuable book, tells us, that beef and pork sell for three half- pence a pound— an excellent country for people who want to do nothing but eat. Give me Long island, where the laud is not too good; but where beef and pork sell for about eight pence a pound ( I speak of English money) ; where good hay sells for five pounds a ton; and where there is a ready market for every species of produce. One thing above all; if an English farmer ( I mean by English people the whole of the United Kingdom) comes here with money in his pocket, let him resolve to keep it there for a year, and then he will be sure to do well. All that I see around me here is well calculated to attract the attention and to please the sight of one like myself, brought up in the country, always greatly delighted with, and somewhat skilled in, its various, and pleasing, and healthful pursuits. The people are engaged busily in planting their Indian corn. The cheery- trees, of which there are multitudes, planted in long avenues, or rows, round the fields, have dropped their blossoms, and begin to show their loads of fruit. The apple and pear orchards, in extent from one to twenty acres on each farm, are in full and beautiful bloom. The farms are small in extent, no appearance of want amongst the labourers, who receive, in the country, about : 2s. 3d. ( our money) a day, with board and lodging, and which board consists of plenty of excellent meat and fish of all sorts, the best of bread, butter, cheese, and eggs. That you may form some idea as to prices of living, I will state a few facts which have already come within my own knowledge. We are at present at an inn, thirteen miles from New York. It is on the main road to that city. Scarcely an hour in the day passes with- out a carriage of some sort offering for going thither, and to go by the regular stage costs three shillings. Mind, I shall always speak in English money when I do not speak of dollars. We lodge and board in this inn, have each a bed- room and good bed, have a room to sit in to ourselves; we eat by ourselves, and it really is eating. We have smoked fish, chops, butter, and eggs, for breakfast, with bread, ( the very finest I ever saw,) crackers, sweet cakes ; and, when I say that we have had such and such things, I do not mean that we have them for show, or just enough to smell to, but in loads. Not an egg, but a dish full of eggs. Not a snip of meat or of fish, but a plate full. Lump sugar for our tea and coffee, not broken into little bits the size of a hazel nut, but in good thumping pieces. For dinner we have the finest of fish, bass, mackarel, lobsters; of meat, lamb, veal, ham, & c. asparagus in plenty; apple pies ( though in the middle of May). The supper is like the breakfast, with pre- served peaches, and other things. And with all this, and excellent cyder to drink, with the kindest and most obliging treatment on the part of the landlord and landlady, and their sons and daugh- ters, we pay no more than 22s. ( id. per week each. In England, the same food and drink 3i> d lodging at an inn would cost us nearly the same sum every day. But there are two things which no money can purchase any where; the first is, no grumbling on the part of the landlady, except on account of our eating and drinking too little; and the other is, that Mr. Wiggins has no fastening but a bit of chip run in over the latch of the door, to a house which is full of valuable things of all sorts, and about which we leave all our things much more carelessly than we should do in our own house in any part, of England. Here, then, are we able to live at an inn, one of the most respectable in the whole country, at the rate of 501. a year, while the pay of a common farming man is not much short of that sum." EXTRAORDINARY FIRMNESS. [ FROM A NEW YORK PAPER ] BATAVIA, ( NEW YORK), May 24.— One of the most singular circumstances recorded in the history of accidents occurred in Middlebury, in this county, on the 16th inst. and exhibits in the hero of mis- fortune, a mind excelling in the cool, deliberate, and determined virtues. The subject is as follows : — Artimas Shattuck, on that day, in a piece of chopping that he was clearing, felled a tree across a stump, in which situation it remained nearly balanced, the top, however, buoyed up by the butt; while thus suspended, he undertook to cut the tree in two near the stump upon which it was lodged, and while standing upon it for that purpose, he cut so much more upon the upper than the under part of the tree, that the weight of the butt caused it to split, and at the instant of the greatest vibration or separation of several parts, his foot slipped into the cavity of the opening limber, and remained as firmly fixed as in a vice. He fell immediately backwards, in which fall he lost his axe ; but soon recovering a position that enabled him to hold upon the tree by one hand, with the other he drew out his pocket- knife and cut a limb with a hook at- tached to it, with the intention of drawing the axe and cutting the tree to liberate his foot, but soon found his efforts fruitless. He then tried to break his leg, as that would have enabled him to turn his body in a position to sit upon the tree and wait the lingering hour of assistance; but his position pre- vented even the gratification of this harsh relief. Finding his strength failing fast, and no prospect of timely relief ( as no human assistance was within three- quarters of a mile), he adopted the only alternative that remained of saving himself from the hard and horrible death of expiring while sus- pended in the air, with his head down and feet up. With his penknife he deliberately severed his foot from his leg at the ancle joint, and on his hands and knees bent his course for home. In this posture he crawled a full half mile before calls for assistance were heard, and twice had to deviate several rods from a direct line to a rivulet to quench his raging thirst. We are happy to state that he is likely to do well. It is reported at Lloyd's, that Commodore Tay- lor has taken twelve sail of Spanish vessels off St. Domingo. LAW REPORT. COURT OF KING'S BENCH. SAPAH PICKMAN v. ROBSON.— This was an action for necessaries supplied to the wife of the defendant; the whole demand was 2431. 8s. for board, lodging, and clothes, since May 1813, at the rate of one guinea per week for board and lodging, and six guineas a year for clothes. The facts stated by Mr. Gurney, and proved by the witnesses on behalf of the plaintiff, were these:— The defendant was married to the sister of the plaintiff in 1801, aad they continued to live together for some years; a serious disagreement, however, took place, which was arranged by the interference of friends; and Mrs. Robson, though treated with great severity by her husband, agreed to return to his house. In 1809, they lodged at a Mrs. Brown's, in Tooley- street; and at this time the defendant renewed his cruelty, by beating and kicking his wife without mercy. It appeared that on one occasion, late at night, the mistress of the house, Mrs. Brown, was alarmed by the screams of Mrs. Robson, who, bursting open the door of Mrs. Brown's room, leaped into bed to her for protection-; she was followed by the de- fendant, who dragged her out, struck her several times on the face while she lay upon the floor, and taking her to the top of the stairs, flung her down the whole flight. At another time he came into a room where she was drinking tea with the Captain of a ship and his wife, and kicked her out of it without assigning any reason. A third infliction, more severe than the preceding, took place a short times after- wards, when Mrs. Robson was seen upon her knees in a petitioning attitude, while the defendant threaten- ed with a broom- stick to break her back : she was so much bruised as to be unable to dress herself, and the marks were long visible. The defendant's cruelty at length compelled her to swear the peace against him ; and she quitted his house for that of her brother, John Pickman, in October, 1809. In 1813, John Pickman obtained, by a verdict and arbitration, com- pensation for the expences he had incurred in main- taining Mrs. Robson, from October, 1809, until that date. Since 1813, she had lived with her sister, Sarah Pickman, who brought the present action for neces- saries, supplied between 1813 and the present time. It appeared, upon the cross- examination of the plaintiff's witnesses by Mr. Topping that Mrs. Robson was delivered of an infant in December, 1810, more than a year after the separation; but she asserted it was the consequence of some visits her husband had paid her unknown to her family, who were much exasperated against him. Lord Ellenborough recommended that the matters in difference between the parties should be privately settled. Mr. Topping was willing to consent to a reference, but Mr. Gurney preferred the verdict of a Jury to the award of an arbitrator. Me observed, that the de- fendant was worth 5 or 6,0001. and was gaining 7 or 800i. a year; and though he could not pay for the maintenance of his wife, he could afford to keep another woman in her place. Mr. Topping denied both these assertions, but the latter was sworn to by the brother of the plaintiff. As to the former, the property of the defendant, several witnesses were called, but all that they proved was, that the defendant was a granary- keeper, renting some warehouses at 1401. a year, and deriving a profit of about 150 . per annum. Mr. Topping, for the defendant, contended, that his client could not be liable in an action which was instituted from family animosity. He had two answers, either of which would be sufficient, First, that Mrs. Robson bad committed adultery since her separation from her husband in October, 1809; and, secondly, thai when she was required by her husband, two days after they parted, to return, she would have complied but for the conduct of the plaintiff and her brother, who refused to allow her to go home, and said that they would maintain her. It would be observed, that up to the date of the separation the husband and wife had no children; and yet more than a year after that event, December, 1810, she was delivered of an infant, which died, and of which the mother pretended her husband, the defendant, was the father; the contrary would he satisfactorily established in evidence. The Learned Counsel then called his witnesses, but several of them proved nothing against Mrs. Robson ; but a Mrs. Agnes Reynolds, being put into the box, swore, that about a year after the birth of the child, the plaintiff called upon her, and requested, that she would not say any thing against her sister; that the witness answered, that she could not, as she knew nothing against her; and that then the plaintiff in- formed her, that the child was not Mr. Robson's, but the consequence of an adulterous connection between Mrs. Robson and a gentleman whom she had met in the street. Another witness, a servant of the de- fendant, deposed as to the second ground of defence; that just after the parting in 1809, he went to induce Mrs. Robson to return; that she appeared willing, but that the plaintiff and her brother had prevented her, by saying, that she should never go back to her husband, and that they would maintain her. Lord Ellenborough having summed up, the Jury returned a Verdict for the plaintiff, damages 2431. 8s. The Maidstone paper says, a considerable and unexpected change has taken place in the appear- ance of the hop plant. During the week we have had some brisk winds and sharp showers, with lightning, which appear greatly to have destroyed the vermin. The insect the neger, so friendly to the hop, by destroying the fly, has been very busy, and the bine being strong, we are yet in hopes of the crop turning out better than the melancholy appearance of a few days back could warrant us to expect. We are informed that the general ap- pearance in Sussex is not so favourable, owing to the weakness of the bine. The Scotch emigrants, who lately arrived at Pillau, sailed from Leith about five weeks ago in the Helen, Charters. They consist chiefly of small farmers and shepherds from the southern counties of Scotland, who have been induced by the liberal ar- rangements of Count Poe, a Polish nobleman, to settle as a colony on his estate of Dovsponda, for the purpose of introducing the improved agricul- ture of Scotland into the fertile but ill cultivated plains of Poland. The Count has allotted a tract of his best land for the station of the colony, to which he has given the name of Scotia. They enter upon regular leases of twenty years, at a rent almost nominal; and, besides other peculiar ad- vantages, they are, by an Ukase of the Emperor Alexander, freed from the operation of the military conscription. Liberal provision has also been made by the proprietor for a Presbyterian clergyman, who will speedily join them, and who will also act as a schoolmaster to the settlement. An inquest was held on Saturday at the King's Head, Hampstead, on the body of Mr. W. Ridding- ton, a cow- keeper, who was found with his throat cut with a razor, in his bed- room. Mr. Rodd, surgeon, was sent for. He found the deceased quite dead, with his head nearly severed from his body. He had been low and desponding for some time.— Verdict, Insanity. The following trait, so honourable to the King of Denmark, deserves to be made as public as pos- sible :— The Danish frigate Minerva sailed from the Downs on the 7th of May last, with a pilot on board, to conduct her through the Channel. During the night, while sailing at the rate of seven or eight knots an hour, in foggy weather, she un- fortunately ran down a fishing- smack which was lying at anchor; but not having any light onboard, was not seen till too late.— One man was saved ; the other man and two boys were unfortunately drowned. As soon as his Danish Majesty was in- formed of this melancholy accident, he ordered 2611. to be paid to William Hopkins, of Woolwich, who acknowledges that he is thereby fully and liberally indemnified. John Sutton, the man who was saved, has also received twenty guineas for the loss of his clothes; and his Majesty has also ex- pressed his intention of being useful to the child of the man who was unfortunaely drowned. SOVEREIGNs.— The denomination of Sovereign is far more ancient in the history of our coinage than that of Guinea. The Sovereign, or Double Real, was first coined by Henry VII. 22^ of them being ordered to be coined out of the lb. weight of gold, and to be current for 20s. sterling. Mr. Ruding, in his valuable " Annals of the Coinage of Great Britain," & c. just published, observes— " These coins derived their names, no doubt, from the figure of the Sovereign thereon upon his throne in state; but when, or for what purpose, they were coined does not appear; but they were coined be- fore his 19th year, because the Statute of Money of that year mentions gold of the coins of Sovereign and Half Sovereign. As they are exceedingly scarce, and not mentioned in any indenture of this reign that I have seen, nor in the first indenture of his son, and were too valuable to be of use at that time for current money, it is probable they were struck upon extraordinary occasions, only in the nature of medals, and perhaps were first coined in honour of the King's coronation, as his figure thereon, in the attitude of that solemnity, seems to intimate." Sovereigns were also issued in the succeeding reigns of Henry VIII. Edward VI. Mary, Elizabeth, and James I. Guineas were first issued in 1663, at 20s. each, and at divers periods afterwards ordered to be current at different rates. " They obtained the name of Guineas from the gold of which they were made, and which was brought from Guinea by the African Company. As an encouragement to bring over gold to be coined, they were permitted by their charter to have their stamp of an elephant upon the coins made of African gold."— Ruding, vol. 2. p. 230. The celebrated Mrs. Billington has been sur- prised in her retirement at Fulham, within these few days, by the appearance of her French hus- band, M. Fellisent, whom she married some years ago in Italy. The visit was wholly unexpected, and excited no small surprise on the part of the lady and her friends. She intends to retire to the Continent with him for life, it seems, the instant she can dispose of her property in this country. SINGULAR CIRCUMSTANCE.— A man named Jenkin, residing on the island of Trescaw, in Scilly, having some damp gunpowder in his possession, very incautiously put about 21b. of it in an iron pet over the fire, in order to dry it. He employed his wife to blow the fire, whilst he stirred the com- bustible with an iron poker! The pot becoming heated, a dreadful explosion took place, attended with lamentable results. The man was struck blind ; his thumb and hand were lacerated in a shocking manner; and his clothes, and several pans of his body, were much burnt and injured. His wife was likewise severely scorched. But what is most remarkable, not a vestige of the pot has been found since. The child, which was carried off from its mother last week, whilst walking on the beach at Budleigh Salterton, has been discovered. It now appears that one of the persons, who hurried it away, is its father, who has for some time been separated from his wife. A melancholy circumstance occurred a few days ago at Newhaven. A fine boy, son of Mr. Bolton, miller, was prematurely cut off from his parents and the world, by giving him a deleterious drug for a nostrum, as appears by the following verdict, returned by the Coroner's Jury, on view of the body—" Died by the administration of laudanum, sold instead of Godfrey's Cordial, at a grocer's shop, to which the mother sent for three- penny worth of that preparation." It is much to be re- gretted that ignorant persons are allowed to vend such mortal drugs; but the dreadful consequences which so frequently attend it may be prevented by not sending to shops for articles in the serving of which such fatal errors are likely to be committed. Edward Erith was brought up and examined on Friday last, before the Magistrates of Frindsbury, near Chatham, on a charge of having committed a rape on the person of Charlotte Harvey, of that place. The poor girl, who was the victim of his violence, appeared to give her evidence at the Magistrate's Office ; but being too ill to sit upright, from the injury she had received, she was placed along some chairs, and supported by pillows. She stated, that the prisoner came into her father's shop, where she was sitting alone, behind the counter, and asked to purchase some gooseberries ; that he fastened the shop door, and telling her that he wanted to speak to her, asked her to go with him into a back room. Upon refusing, he seized her by the arm, and dragging her in, fastened the door, when he proceeded to conduct himself with great violence towards her. On her calling for assistance, he seized her by the throat, which he grasped with such violence that she was almost strangled, and was completely prevented from making any further resistance to his attempt upon her person. This statement was corroborated by evidence brought forward.— The prisoner appeared to be perfectly indifferent, and even to treat the business with levity. Having nothing to urge in his defence, he was fully committed to take his trial at the ensuing Assizes for the county. CORONER'S INQUEST.— An inquisition was taken last night before Hugh Lewis, Esq. Coroner, at Betty's Chop- house, near the New Church, Strand, on view of the body of Mr. John Peck, who was found hanging in the cellar of Mr. Hart, confec- tioner, 312, Strand, in whose house he lodged Upon the examination of different evidence, it ap- peared that the deceased had been low and melan- choly for a considerable period previous to his death, and the jury returned a verdict of— Hanged himself in a state of insanity. The Hon. T. Knox and family lately left town for the Continent for three months. Mr. Knox's princely liberality and benevolence upon the occa- sion are worthy of imitation. Previous to his leaving London he paid all his servants three months wages and board wages in advance, and the whole of them are retained, although many of their services could have been dispensed with. All his tradesmen were settled with up to the 1st inst. The poor in the' neighbourhood of his estate at Dungannon, in Ireland, are not to be sufferers by his absence, 100k a week is to be distributed among them, besides soup and the produce of his gardens. The remains of Mr. Ponsonby were interred at six o'clock on Saturday morning, in a private man- ner, in the vault at Kensington, beside those of his brother, the late Lord Ponsonby. Mr. Ponsonby's head was opened by Mr. Lynn, the surgeon, and in it were found six ounces of extravasated blood, in a coagulated state. It is matter of surprise that life continued so long with so great a pressure upon the brain. One of the Cheltenham visitants lately exhibited his superiority in shooting with a double barrelled gun. He threw fifteen eggs, successively, about thirty or thirty- five yards distance from him, and struck thirteen of them before they reached the ground. After this he threw two eggs in the air at the same time, breaking them separately with his different barrels.. In pigeon shooting he has frequently killed, in a similar manner, two birds freed from the same trap at the same time. The Louth and Grimsby- stage coach was over- turned, a few days ago, within five miles of the former place. The breaking down of the coach appears to have arisen from its being overloaded, there being on it at the time seventeen outside passengers. C. Philips, Esq. of Louth, had his leg broken, and several other persons were severely hurt. An inquisition was taken on Saturday night at the Queen's Head, Lower Islington, on the body of a man, name unknown, who was found on Friday morning in the New River. He was without shoes, hat, or coat, and having been in the water some days, it was impossible the Jury could examine the body. There was no money in the pockets. It was stated that he had been seen begging at Stoke Newington about a week before, and it was sup- posed that distress had caused him to put an end to his existence.— Verdict, Found drowned. A horrible murder was committed in Lisbon last month, which has excited much interest. A Por- tuguese Officer having drawn his sword on one of his sisters, on the interference of his mother, cut down and stabbed the latter through the heart. The unfortunate object of his first attack was also desperately wounded; and another sister, in at- tempting her escape from the chamber where this tragedy was performing, was precipitated down a flight of stone steps, and her skull fractured.— The wretched author of these crimes was soon after arrested in the street, but appeared totally indif- ferent to the bloody deeds he had perpetrated. Last week was committed to Lincoln Castle, Elizabeth, the wife of J. Warriner, of Surfleet, common- carrier, on the charge of wilful murder upon the body of J. Warriner, her son- in- law, about the age of twelve years, who was found dead in a stable, with a halter by the side of him, fastened to the rack, and a noose near to the head- stall. Upon the body being examined and opened by Mr. T. Brocklesby, of Gosberton, and Mr. W. Vise, of Spalding, surgeons, no marks whatever of violence or of strangulation appeared about the neck and throat, or the body, but a quantity of arsenic was discovered in the coats of the stomach; and they stated in evidence that the death of the deceased, in their judgment, was occasioned by the poison. Evidence being also given strongly im- plicating the said Elizabeth Warriner, she was accordingly fully committed for trial at the next Assizes. A most atrocious murder and robbery was com- mitted at a village near Woburn, on Friday night last, by an Irishman, named P. Free, upon his companion, J. Skerritt.— They had been travelling in search of work, and had retired to an outhouse to sleep till morning. About the middle of the night the inhabitants of the farm- house adjoining were alarmed by dreadful groans ; when some per- sons proceeded to the place, and discovered Skerritt weltering in his blood, and his head and various parts of his body mangled in a most horrible man- ner. They found a bill- hook lying near him. He lived about ten minutes alter being found; and had just strength to inform them that his com- panion had risen upon him in the night, and having beat him with a bill- hook and a large stick, rifled his pokets of about 33s. stripped him of his clothes, and left him.— A Coroner's Inquest was held on the following day, and a verdict of Wilful Murder against Patrick Free was returned. EXTRAORDINARY ROBBERIES.—[ From a Paris Paper.]— A person named Voght, formerly a Chef d'Escadron, was lately tried by the Assize Court. Various charges of swindling and theft were proved against him; hut particularly his assuming the character of a German Baron, and ordering grand dinners, from which he continued to rise with a great part of the plate in his possession. ' On one occasion, he decamped after dinner from a coffee- house at. Versailles, with 609 francs worth of plate. He lately became acquainted with a Mademoiselle Henri, in the purlieus of the Palais Royal, and a few days since proposed a pleasurable excursion with her to St. Germain. The lady arrayed herself in her best style, displayed her most valuable jewels, & c. A most sumptuous dinner, as usual, was ordered, of which having fully regaled themselves, Voght prevailed on the fair one to take a little punch. Shortly after, she was taken very ill, and an unconquerable drowsiness succeeded. In the result, he disrobed her of a shawl worth 1400 francs, and eased her of a gold comb, and a valuable coral necklace. He was sentenced to an exhibition in the pillory, and to eight years solitary confine- ment. SUICIDE.— John Smith, a young man about twenty- one years of age, whose mother keeps a baker's shop in Drury- lane, and who lately returned from sea, took a lodging at the Cannon, in Seven Dials, where he became attached to a daughter of one of the lodgers, who, after an interchange of affection, so slighted him, by paying her attentions to other men, that he sunk into a deep melancholy, took poison, and thus terminated his existence, at five o'clock on Sunday afternoon. 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 BAllingdon ... breNTWOOD.... BUres BURY bergHOLT Mr . Joscelyne. Mr. Hill Mr E.. FINCH Mr. DuPONT Mr RACKHAm ....... Mr. BARNARD BECCLES Mr. S. CATTterMole BOTESDALE Mr. H. 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