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


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Date of Article: 08/11/1817
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Address: No.151, High-Street, Colchester
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THE COLCHESTER GAZETTE And General Advertiser for Essex, Suffolk; Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Herts. No. 202. Printed and Published ( for the Proprietors) by E. LANCASTER, No. 151, High- Street, Colchester. Price 7d. Price 7d. or in Quarterly Payments, at 8s. per Quarter. I : SATURDAY, November 8, 1817. This Paper is filed at Garraways, Peele's, and Johns Coffee- houses; at Newton and Co.' s Warwick- Square ; Mr. White's, S3, Fleet- Street; and at the Auction Mart. THEATRE, COLCHESTER, On MONDAY, November 10, will be performed, the COMEDY of * LAUGH WHEN YOU CAN. With the FARCE of RAISING THE WIND. BY DESIRE OF THE STEWARDS OF THE PUB LIC BREAKFAST. On TUESDAY, November 11, will be performed, an OPERATIC PLAY, called GUY MANNERING; OR, THE GIPSY'S PROPHECY. With the FARCE of ANIMAL MAGNETISM. i i— NEW MARKET. THE Number of SHOPS in the NEW MARKET PLACE being more than are required by the Butchers and Gardeners, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the- Proprietors have determined to LET the SHOPS which are now unoccupied to any Persons who may be inclined to hire them, for the Sale of any Articles for which they may be found convenient ; and that applica- tions for hiring the same may be made to Mr. JOHN BLAND, at his House, No. 12, George Lane, whom the Proprietors have appointed the Clerk of the Market. . Colchester, October 30th, 1817. . COLCHESTER FAIR. PUBLIC DAYS. THE ANNUAL PUBLIC BREAKFAST will be at the Three Cups Inn, on Tuesday, the 11th of November, 1817. On the same Day, the PUBLIC DINNER will be at the above Inn, at Four o'clock. On Wednesday Evening, the 12! i- ef November, there will be a BALL and SUPPER at the Three Cups. C. T. TOWER, Esq. ) Stewards JOHN ROUND, Esq M P. i Ladies and Gentlemen are requested to be early in their application for Tickets. Dinner Tickets for Ladies 0 7 6 Ditto Gentlemen 0 15 0 Ball and Supper Tickets for Ladies 0 6 0 Ditto Ditto Gentlemen 0 10 ( i COLCHESTER. TO BE LET, With immediate Possession, AComfortable newly- erected DWELLING- HOUSE, pleasantly situated at the Entrance of the Old Bowling- Green, in the Lion Walk. Euquire of Mr. Burgess, No. 28, Head- street, or Mr. Bridge, Lion Walk. POST HORSE DUTIES. Stamp- Office, London, October 25,1817. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That, by virtue of an Act, passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled " An Act for letting to farm the Post Horse Duties," the Commissioners of Stamps will put up the Duties therein mentioned to be payable for Horses, Mares, and Geldings, hired by the Mile or Stage, to be used in HARWICH AND COLCHESTER COACHES. exceptions therein specified,) at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, in the Strand, on Wednesday, the 26th day of November next, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon pre- cisely, to be Let to Farm at Yearly Rents, for the Term of Three Years from the 1st day of February next inclusive, in the several Districts or Lots following, viz :— Annual Rents at which No. DISTRICTS. they will he put up. 1'. North Britain £ 15,000 2. Northumberland i Cumberland £ 10,000 , Westmoreland t i";!;!;;'.'.!!!!'.!'."'.'.'.'.'.'."'.' 18,000 Durham ... 3. Yorkshire 4. Lancashire ... Derbyshire... Cheshire - V 10,000 Staffordshire, with the whole of Tarn- worth * 5. Lincolnshire ) Nottinghamshire > 10,000 Leicestershire 3 6. Northamptonshire, except Wandsford ", n ••::::::::::::::::::::;::::::::::::::( i7, oco Rutlandshire Warwickshire, except Tamworth V Oxfordshire J 18,000 • 17,000 8,000 7. Wiltshire.. Worcestershire j- Gloucestershire, except Bristol .......... ) 8. Norfolk ) Suffolk ' ] Essex I Cambridgeshire^ . J 9. Bedfordshire > Buckinghamshire 5 10. Hertfordshire ) [ 1 QOQ Huntingdonshire, with Wandsford Inn 5 ' 11. Surrey 13,000 li. Middlesex 28,000 13. Kent 23 000 Sussex 14. Hampshire •• i 17,000 Berkshire > 15. Devonshire.. 22,000 1G. ) Dorsetshire f , Corawall .. .1" Somersetshire, including Bristol J NORTH WALES, viz. Anglesea Carnarvonshire Denbighshire Flintshire V, 8,000 Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire, with Shropshire SOUTH WALES, viz. Brecknockshire « > \ Carmarthenshire A Cardiganshire ¥ Glamorganshire .( Radnorshire and r > shire, with L hire aud 1 ishire J 000 W. COLLEN BEGS to express grateful Acknowledgments to his Friends and the Public in general, for the liberal Encouragement he has received since the re- esta- blishment of the above COACHES ; and respectfully in- forms them, that they will in future proceed from Har- wich every Morning at Five o'clock, and every Evening at Seven; and from the Three Cups Inn, Colchester, every Morning at Nine o'Clock, and every Evening at Eleven; returning from the Spread Eagle, Graeeehurch- street, London, ever} Morning at Nine, and every Even- ing at Seven o'Clock. „„„;„,„„ < WILLIAM COLLEN, rropnetors, £ THOMAS BOYCE and Co. BY THE COMMISSIONERS FOR MANAGING AND CAUSING TO BE LEVIED AND COLLECTED HIS MAJESTY'S CUSTOMS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the SAFEGUARD WATCH VESSEL in the Service of the Revenue, under the Order of the Officers of the Port of Harwich, is stationed near Shotley Point, at the Entrance of the River Orwell, within the Limits of the Port of Harwich; and all Ships and Vessels, inward and outward bound, are required to bring to, opposite the said Watch Vessel, for the purpose of receiving and discharg- ing the Officers of this Revenue; and if any Ship or Vessel arriving from or bound for Foreign Parts, shall presume to pass the said Watch Vessel without bringing to, for the purpose aforesaid, the Master will be prosecuted as the Law directs. GEORGE DELAVAUD, Secretary. Custom- House, London, 20th October, 1817. ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE. FIRE, LIFE, AND ANNUITY OFFICE. A T a period when some of the Insurance So- cieties hold out Advantages in the shape of Returns of Premium, or by Additions to the Sum assured, WIL- LIAM LINTON, Agent to the Corporation of the ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE, for Colchester and its Neighbourhood, begs leave to call the attention of his Friends and the Public to the following Remarks :— The primary object of Insurance is Security of Payment whenever a Claim may happen, rather than to speculate in the Chance of Profits; the Party, therefore, who par- takes of any such Advantages, is accessary to the Depre- ciation of those Funds which ought to be reserved to meet Claims. It is important to consider, that in Societies upon the Plan of mutual Insurance, the Assured are Members, and liable to be called upon to contribute to the Payment of Losses; and however improbable such an event may be represented to be, it must not be overlooked that the very principle upon which they associate, is to insure each other; but no Risk of the kind can occur by insuring With an Office having a Funded Capital beyond the mere Receipt of the Annual Premiums. Persons assured by this Corporation do not depend upon an uncertain Fund, or Contribution, nor arc they subject to any Covenants, or Calls, to make good Losses, which may happen to themselves or others; their Capital Stock being an unquestionable Security to the Assured in case of Loss. Colchester, 6th November, 1817. Books published by R. Ackermann, 101, Strand ; sold by Swinborne, Chaplin, and Betts, Colchester ; and to be had of all the Book and Print- sellers in the United Kingdom. MEMOIRS of his Serene Highness LEOPOLD GEORGE CHRISTIAN FREDERIC, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe- Coburg- Saalfeld; with Plates. Price, in extra boards, 7s. 6d. SELECT VIEWS of LONDON, containing Seventy- six coloured Engravings, 8vo. Price, in extra boards, 31. 13s. fid. ENGLISH DANCE of DEATH ; by the Author of Doctor Syntax, with Seventy- four coloured Engravings, after the Designs of Rowlandson. 2 Vols, royal 8vo. boards, 31. 3s. ELSAM'sTREATISEon RURAL ARCHITECTURE, including Hints on the General Improvement of the Con- dition of the Peasantry of England, with Eleven coloured Engravings. Super- royal 4to boards, II. Is. BOOK of COMMON PRAYER, with Twelve Illus- trations, engraved by Scott, after the Designs of Thurston and Burney. Royal 8vo. boards, 11. Is.; imperial 8vo. boards, II 16s. A SELECTION of ORNAMENTS, in Forty Pages, 4to. for the use of Sculptors, Painters, Carvers, Modelers, Chasers, and Embossers, printed from Stone. Price 11. lis. fid. UPHOLSTERER'S REPOSITORY, with Seventy- six coloured Engravings. Medium 4to. half- bound, 31. os. ACCUM's PRACTICAL TREATlSEon GAS- LIGHT. Royal 8vo. boards, ( Third Edition,) with Seven coloured Engravings, 12s. A PRACTICAL TREATISE on PROPELLING VES- SELS by STEAM; by ROBERTSON BUCHANAN, Civil Engineer. POETICAL SKETCHES of SCARBOROUGH, with Twenty- one coloured Engravings. Royal 8vo. boards II. Is. Just published, TWO PRINTS, PORTRAITS of his Serene Highness„ PRINCE LEOPOLD, and her Royal Highness PRINCESS CHARLOTTE of Saxe- Coburg. Size, 14 inches by 10. Price 11. Is. each ; Proofs on India Paper, 21. 2s. R. ACKERMANN's Superfine WATER- COLOURS, being refined and prepared under his immediate Inspec- tion, he flatters himself that they will be found completely free from those imperceptible, destructive particles which occasion such frequent changes of the brilliant Hues of Colours. They are sold in Boxes of various sizes, or in single Cakes, at R. Ackerinann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand, and by all the most respectable Print and Book- sellers in the United Kingdom. A Pembrokesh Herefordshire Monmouthshire Each District will be put up at the Sum above set oppo- site thereto The highest Bidder will be declared the Farmer, and will be required to pay down immediately, in Bank Notes, Seven and a Half per Cent, upon the Annual Rent, as a Deposit; if no sufficient Bidding shall be made for any District, it will be withdrawn. The Farmer of each District will be required to give Bond, with Three or more Sureties, in the Penalty of Half the Annual Rent, tor securing the Payment of the Rent, and the Performance of his Contract. And it is intended, that the Districts shall be put up in any order which the Commissioners of Stamps may think fit, and which will not be declared before the time of letting. All Persons intending to bid for any of the said Duties, are to deliver in their Proposals, addressed to the Com- missioners, at the Stamp- Office, Somerset- Place, at least three days previous to the said 2f>! h day of November next, signed with their Names, stating the Places of their abode, and specifying the District or Districts for which they intend to bid, otherwise their Proposals cannot be proceeded upon. And 110 Persons licensed to let Horses for the purpose of travelling Post, nor any one for their use, can be ad- mitted to contract for any of the said Duties. By Order of the Commissioners of Stamps, WILLIAM KAPPEN, Secretary. Dc EVERY MAN HIS OWN DOCTOR, BY THE USE OF R. BOERHAAVE'S RED PILLS; a Medi- cine famous throughout Europe for the Cure of every Stage and Symptom of a certain Complaint. It is a melancholy fact, that thousands fall victims to this horrid Disease, owing to the unskilfulness of illiterate men, who, by an improper treatment of this direful cala- mity, not unfrequently cause those foul Ulcerations and Blotches which so often appear on the head, face, and body, with dimness in the sight, noise in the ears, deaf- ness, strictures, obstinatc gleets, nodes on the shin- bones, ulcerated sore- throat, diseased nose, nocturnal pains in the head and limbs, ( frequently mistaken for other dis- orders) till at length a general debility and decay of the constitution ensues, and a melancholy death puts a period to suffering mortality. They never fail to remove every species of debility arising from a contaminated state of the system. Their effects are mild, safe, and expeditious; and what renders this Medicine of the greatest importance, is, it requires no restriction in point of diet, and no privations to the ordinary avocations in life. With each box is given a copious bill of directions, by which all persons are enabled speedily to cure them- selves with safety and secrecy, without the least confine- ment or hindrance of business. Its amazing sale, within the last sixty years, though seldom advertised, is a certain criterion of its immense utility. Price only 4s. fid. per box. Sold by Swinborne and Waiter,' Keymer, and Chaplin, Booksellers; also Harris and Firmin, and Goose, Druggists, Colchester; Meggy and Chalk, Guy, and Kelham, Chelms- ford; Youngman, Witham and Maldon ; Smith, Braintree ; Seager, Harwich; Holroyd, Maldon; Hardacre, Had- leigh; Hill, Ballingdon; and all the respectable Medicine Venders in the United Kingdom. This Medicine is a sovereign remedy in Chronic Rheu- matism, Glandular Obstructions, Poverty of Blood, and Scurfy Eruptions; in short, it has excelled when saliva- tion and other means have failed. WHEREAS a Commission of Bankrupt is awarded and issued forth against JOHN WIG- NER, of Harwich, in the County of Essex, Sail- maker, and he being declared a Bankrupt, is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners in the said Commission named, or the major part of them, on the 17th and 18th days of November, and on the ' 9th day of December next, at Eleven in the Forenoon on each day, at the House of William Bull, called or known by the Name or Sign of the Three Cups Inn, in Harwich, in the County of Essex, and make a full discovery and disclosure of his Estate and Effects; when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their Debts, and at the second Sitting to choose Assignees, and at the last Sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his Examination, and the Creditors arc to assent to Or dissent from the allowance of his Certificate. All Persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or that have any of his Effects, are not to payer redeliver the same but to whom the Commissioners shall appoint, but to give Notice to Mr. Benjamin Chapman, Solicitor, Harwich, Essex, or to Thomas Evans, Esq. Hatton- Garden, London. Harwich, 20th October, 1817. SMUT IN WHEAT. Mr. Thomas Batchelor, Author of the " Agri- cultural Survey of Bedfordshire," has lately for- warded, in a letter to a friend, the following, as the result of his experiments on the disease called the Smut in Wheat. The principal diseases which affect crops of wheat, viz. mildew and smut, are of very great importance to be understood, and, if possible, prevented; inasmuch as they sometimes diminish the value of a crop, to the amount of one- third, or more. The following expe- riments may perhaps tend to throw some additional light on this mysterious subject:— I procured some very smutty offal wheat for the purpose of making these experiments. " On the 18th of March, 1816, three separate par- cels of the smutty wheat were sown in some vacant spots of a field of wheat then growing; and one parcel of the same wheat, after having been washed many times in warm water. " On the 30th of March, two parcels of the same wheat, one smutty, and the other washed as before; were sown in a garden ; and, in order, more particu- larly to prove what influence the changes of the atmosphere might possess over these diseases, a quan- tity of the smutty wheat was sown in a garden- pot, with the intention of keeping it within the house during- the whole period of its vegetation. " About the 10th of April, Messrs. James and Samuel Batchelor sowed a quantity of smutty wheat, ( from the same sample,) in a corner of a sandy field; and close adjoining to it, another patch of very clean wheat, in its natural state, such as they had sown the preceding autumn for a crop. ' By the result of these experiments, it appears that the popular opinion, that the black and ill- scented pow- der of smut- balls is infections, is well- founded; and such has been the case with respect to most of the experiments that I have made of this kind within the last twelve years. When the wheat had been upon the ear but a very few days, the smut- balls might be discovered. " Those smutty patches which were sown in the field and the garden, on the 18th and 30th of March, appeared, when approaching to ripeness, about one- sixth smutty. The produce of the wheat that had been well washed before it was sown contained a portion of smut, yet not nearly so much as the other; and there was but little smut in the surrounding crop. The smutted parcel sown in another field, about the 10th of April, appeared to coutain about one- tenth of smutted ears; but in the adjoining parcel; ( of about half a square pole,) sown with clean wheat, not one smutty ear could be found. Such was also the case with a whole field sown with similar clean wheat in the autumn of 1815. Both the patches of wheat sown about the 10th of April, were rendered nearly worth- less by the mildew. " Though I believe there are but very few farmers in the kingdom who have any doubt of the infectious nature of the disease in question, yet it has often been matter of wonder to find the infection take place, in some instances, to a very great extent, while in others it lias been but slight; this shows evidently, that the time of sowing, the soil, the season, & c, are concerned in the result. It is, however, regarded as a general rule, ( and as far as my experience reaches, it is a good one,) that clean seed is the most likely to produce a clean crop. Lime and other caustic substances are probably useful in cleansing foul seed ; but it is doubt- ful whether any of them are infallible. " The result of the experiment of smutty wheat set in a garden- pot, and kept all the summer in a south- western parlour window, seems not a little extraor- dinary, as it proved by far more smutty than such as grew in the open air in this very ungenial season. Some of the ears were half out on the 1st of August, and one of them was found to he smutty five days afterwards. The cars were small, as might be ex pected, some containing only one or two corns; but several of them were an inch long, and very similar to such as are often seen on very cold clays. The whole number of ears was forty- eight; of which eleven were sound, containing forty- seven good corns, and no smut- ball; the other thirty- seven ears were entirely smutted, and did not contain one good corn. The wheat in this experiment was ripe about October 12th; it had not been watered for some time, perhaps three weeks; the corns were good, but slightly in- dented in some places, probably owing to the want of water. " All the patches of experimental wheat which grew in the open air were much mildewed; but especially those sown about the 10th of April ; hut that which grew in the parlour was slender in the stalk, and of a pale yellow colour; and, on a minute inspection of the whole, not a single spot of mildew, red- gum, or any other disease beside smut, could be discovered, either on the straw or chaff. This wheat was sometimes watered with clear water; but, as it grew in only about 4lbs. of mould ( when dry), it was thought necessary to use a liquor rather more nutri- tious viz. three- fourths pump- water, and one- fourth of the drainings of dung- hills. The stalks and leaves ( except near the bottom) were never wetted during their growth, nor exposed to the external air, or cur rents of wind; the pot in which they grew being continually in- doors, except in a single instance, early ib the spring, in which they were exposed to the open air and the sun about two hours, in a fine afternoon. " I imagine this last mentioned experiment, in par- ticular, clearly indicates, that the mildew and the smut in wheat are diseases so entirely independent and distinct in their character, that they cannot possibly originate in the same cause. It is a subject well de- serving the investigation of the man of science, and the amateur of agriculture— if any amateurs yet remain of that most unfortunate and heavily- burdened pro- fession." FURTHER PARTICULARS OF THE LATE TREASONABLE PLOTS. As the State Trials are over, and the publication of any matters of fact can have no effect on the fate of the parties concerned in the outrages of last June, we proceed to communicate some particulars which did not appear in the course of the examinations at Derby, but of the authenticity, of which we are well assured. These will, we apprehend, make those who were sceptical on the subject of the intended plot, be more than ever satisfied that they were in error. No doubt the ideas of the conspirators, now that their insurrec- tion has failed, will appear to some amusingly wild, and farcically extravagant; but the facts themselves are important, as they develope a more extended scheme of insurrection than we, before the trials, were led to expect:— The meeting of the 8th of June was preceded by several others, which paved the way to it. On the 17th of May, a meeting was held in a barn that stands in the midst of some large fields near Butterley, and which was ordinarily used for the reception of cattle, and indeed appeared fit for no other purpose. Here, on the day above- mentioned, Bacon and Hayes, the Nottingham and Leicester Delegates, and many others, attended, and the state of the country was discussed. It was agreed that no redress could be hoped from his Majesty's Ministers, and that nothing short of the overthrow of the present Government would do any good. Several exhortations were delivered by the principal speakers ( Bacon was one), the subject of which was to shew that the people ought to come forward, and not suffer themselves to be daunted. No particular time was named for the rising. Cope, a man connected with the conspirators, and who worked at Butterley, was not at this meeting. He had, however, been sent for to the White Horse, at Pentridge, on the preceding night, where he found Bacon, who told him that he was then going to Hud- dersfield ; and added, they would all be risen in York- shire before he came back. He then inquired about the cannon at Butterley, and wished to know how soon it could- be mounted, and whether it would be possible to- convey it to Nottingham in two hours. One of the conspirators had said this might be done, if the best horses in the country were seized to carry it there. To this Cope replied that it was impossible. Bacon renewed the conversation about the cannon at Butterley, of which he said he had heard when he was 150 miles off. At Butterley, however, there was in reality but one cannon worth mentioning ; this was a four or a six- pounder: several smaller pieces were there, which were usually fired on the occasion of any public rejoicing. Cope was further asked how many cannon could be cast, and how many pikes made at Butterley in a day; and on answering five of the former, and 200 of tne latter, Bacon said, '• That would do— that was plenty." Onion mentioned a place for seizing a depot of arms at Leicester. It was proposed to overpower the garrison by means of sulphur balls. If these failed, the soldiers wives and children were to be seized, and brought up with baiters about their necks, and to be put to death if the soldiers still refused to surrender. On the Friday before Whitsunday, a man named George Crabtree, a printer, at Bradford, made his appearance at Pentridge. He was then going to South Wingfield, and other places, to inquire what they could do in the cause. This man was the dele- gate from Leeds, and he occasionally acted a very violent part. The conspirators came to a determina- tion that Nottingham should be made their capital: Birmingham, Manchester, and Leeds, were to have local governments provided for them; but Notting ham was to be the principal seat of power. It was proposed to adopt a constitution founded on that of the United States of America. A convention was in the first instance to sit at Nottingham, to which each county was to be invited to send a member. A con- gress was then to be formed, and to sit in the same place, to consider what form of government ought to be preferred; but the general feeling was, that the Constitution of America could not be improved upon. While making these arrangements, they were not forgetful of the principal appointments necessary to be made in the first instance. Sir Francis Burdett they intended to make President; Lord Cochrane was to be placed at the head of the Navy; and Sir R. Wilson then named to be Commander- in- Chief of the Army. Other gentlemen, who are known as Reformers, were to be honoured with important appointments. To secure impartiality on the part of the Generals, it was resolved that no person should have a command in the place to which he belonged. Generals were to be sent from Nottingham to Derby, from Derby to York, and vice versa. A new Bank was to be erected, and a new coinage issued. The Establishment of the Church was to be altogether done away, and the revenues applied to " better purposes." At one meeting it was taken into consideration, what it would be proper to do with the members of the Brunswick family who might fall into their hands. It was debated whether it would be better to allow them small annuities to live upon, or whether the pro- per course would be to put them to death. This dis- cussion was adjourned at the suggestion of old Bacon, who was of opinion it would be time enough to settle that question when the parties most concerned in the decision should be in their power. An immense army was to be formed at Nottingham. All the people from Yorkshire, and from the Peak, were to inarch thither, as well as from Manchester and Birmingham. All the cattle in Leicester were to be seized and brought to Nottingham, for the use of the army. Several unimportant meetings occurred between the 17th and 30th of May, but on the 31st a large meeting took place at Asherfield's barn. Bacon had then just re turned from Manchester; he called upon the meeting to appoint a Committee of Arms, ( a Committee to enquire what arms could be procured in the neighbourhood,) as it was desirable to know on what they could depend; he said, the time for rising was fixed upon, but it had better not be made public; he wished to distract the attention of Government by frequent alarms, till their friends, like the boy in the fable, should have called out, " wolf" so often, that the call should be disre- garded at last when the wolf actually came; he said a Military Committee had been sitting for a fortnight at Nottingham. According to his suggestion, a Com mittee of Arms was named, who were to make out lists of arms, and to report to the next meeting. It was in consequence of this, that W. Turner produced the South Wingfield estimate at the White Horse, which was read by Ludlam on the 8th of June. No other report appears to have been made. A meeting took place at a private house kept by Brassington. Sentries were placed to guard against surprise. Here, and at Asherfield Barn, it was de- bated, whether having marched to Nottingham, they ought to remain there : it was finally determined that this should be decided when they were assembled at Nottingham. Onion, talking on this subject on the evening of the 4th June, endeavoured to forward the interests of the plan, by informing one he met going home that all must go, and that it would be better for those who went first and " voluntarily." He had been turned away from the Butterley Works that day, because he refused to withdraw himsef from the Hampden. Clubs. He said he did not care. The Revolution would be a better thing for him, as he did not doubt, if they pulled through it well, that he should have no occasion to work any more. It was o. i the 5th of June that Brandreth was intro- duced to those whom he was to command. Crabtree had returned from Birmingham, where he said all was ready and well, and the people of Birmingham were so confident of success, that they were quite sure they could take care of their own soldiers, and not only of their own, but of all the soldiers in England. He exhorted them strongly to goon. The people had only to be firm and unanimous, and they were sure to succeed. While he was speaking, Brandreth. came in. He told the meeting they were all to march to Nottingham, to which place he was appointed to conduct them. On the following day Brandreth was introduced to Cope ; he inquired if the Butterley men were staunch, as some doubts were entertained of them ; he talked about taking the cannon, but this, it was finally settled, should depend upon orders from head- quarters. These are the principal incidents in the'history of this conspiracy previous to the 8th of June. On the 7th the workmen at Butterley were sworn in as special constables to defend the works. More than one hun- dred were sworn in the course of about half an hour. This was a happy thought. Many of them were known to be connected with the conspirators, and when it was heard by their accomplices that they were made special constables, the bond of their union was at once dissolved by suspicion. As soon as a consi- derable number had been seen taking the oath, others, their fellow workmen, of themselves offered to do the same; and these, though known to have been con- cerned with the disaffected, in the hour of severe trial on the morning of the 10th of June, when Brandreth and his party appeared, conducted themselves remark- ably well. Prentridge, Southwingfield, and Wingfield- Park, are the last places in England that could be suspected of becoming the scene of treason and rebellion. The country is fertile and picturesque; the population thin and scattered; the inhabitants simple, industri- ous, and affectionate. How a delusion so wild, so foreign to their habits, so fatal to their peace, and to the lives of some of them, was introduced among these humble villagers, is matter of much anxious curiosity, but still obscured by inextricable perplexities. In this business it is manifest that Brandreth acted a leading part. It is remarkable that he had been, on the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th, at all the places from which any person came to join the insurgents. For him the people of Prentridge and Southwingfield have no sympathy, and express no compassion. William Turner lived with his parents in the village of Southwingfield. Their house is a very neat stone building, the work of their ill- fated son. All the neighbours speak of him as, till engaged in these concerns, active and civil; his fault was that lie occasionally drank too much, and then lost all sense of prudence and all power of control. Isaac. Ludlam has, till the present time, possessed the esteem of his neighbours and acquaintances. He inherited some property from his father; he rented some farms, and bought a little land. His speculations at last became quite unfortunate. He failed, and assigned all his effects to his creditors. He then en- deavoured to support himself, his wife, and his family of more than twelve children, by providing and carting stones for house- building. Thus he worked Coburn- quarry. In the severe pressure of the late hard times this resource failed him, and, in an evil hour, old Isaac Ludlam was persuaded to join in Brandreth'* desperate attempt. His eldest son, William, had married a short time before this fatal occurrence. It may be mentioned that Isaac Ludlam's house bears evident marks ofthe distressed circumstances of its late tenant. In the four casement- windows several panes are supplied by pieces of paper. The decayed thatch is repaired in several places by loose flags of stone. The owner regularly attended the Methodist Meeting, and in the absence of a preacher conducted the prayers and praises of the people. Mrs. Weightman has been deprived of her licence. Her son William, who is one of the nineteen that have pleaded guilty, has a wife and three children. He was apprehended when looking for his brothers. The two brothers who are discharged were twenty weeks in gaol. A reprieve was on Monday received for the nine- teen prisoners who pleaded guilty, and a respite till the 14tli instant, for George Weightman. The exe- cution of Brandreth, Turner, and Ludlam, was or- dered to take place on the following Friday. The Chaplain, in the course of the afternoon, communi- cated the intelligence received, to Brandreth and George Weightman. It is almost impossible to con- ceive that Brandreth could do other than expect the notification he received; yet it appeared for a moment to shock him, as if it had taken him by surprise. He was evidently much affected, and the silence he pre- served on the occasion seemed to proceed from the horror which the certain knowledge of his doom in- spired, and he did not, immediately recover his ac- customed tranquillity. Weightman was also informed of the decision come to for the present in his case. The news was not re- ceived without symptoms of strong emotion; his face was flushed, and he was altogether much disordered. He seemed to have anticipated a more favourable communication. Weightman and Brandreth were separated from Turner and Ludlam, and confined by themselves, l-' or reasons which have not transpired, it was deemed advisable not to make the prisoners last named ac- quainted with their destiny till the next morning. Brandreth, on one occasion, when George Weight- man was visited by his wife, is said to have declared, that his blood ought to be spilt, as he had shed blood; but he hoped he should be the only victim. On one occasion he was asked, if he were aware of the precise manner in which he was to be executed ? which the gentleman conversing with him was proceeding to describe; when Brandreth told him, the explanation might be spared, as he had witnessed the execution of Colonel Despard and his associates, and knew all that was to be done. / LONDON. The Conspirators against the State and Govern- ment of Portugal, were about the middle of last month brought to trial, when General Gomez Friere de Andrada ( the leader of the conspiracy) and eleven of his accomplices were sentenced to suffer death, and on Saturday, the 18th nit. their execution took place. Gomez Friere and seven others were hanged and burnt, and their ashes thrown into the Tagus; but the bodies of the re- maining four, whose guilt was not so strikingly marked as that of their associates, were delivered to their friends for interment. General Gomez Freire was executed near the Fort of St. Julian, in which he had been imprisoned. He died with great fortitude and resignation, acknowledging his guilt and the justice of his sentence. The others were executed in Campo di Saint Anna, on the other ( the eastern) side of Lisbon. The repentant traitors were attended to their respective places of execution by a number of Monks, who very be- comingly did every thing in their power to prepare the unhappy men for pious submission to their awful fate. One of the conspirators, of high dis- tinction, ( Baron Eben) had his sentence of death commuted to banishment, owing, as has been con- jectured, to the intercession of an illustrious per sonage in England. The concourse of people who beheld this awful ceremony is said to have been immense; and what tended to affect them with the most painful feeling, was the lingering nature of this dreadful scene. The culprits were executed in slow succession; only one suffered at a time ; and the appalling ceremony was thus protracted to mere than six hours duration.— From what trans- pired on their trial, it was proved that, they had not only in view the destruction of the Government and a revolution in the Slate, but the death of our gallant countryman Lord Beresford, Marshal Ge- neral of the Armies of Portugal. Of all the Slates of Europe, France is still the most fertile in conspiracy. Twenty- nine indivi- duals are on trial, at Lyons, on charges of conspi- racy, with a view to insurrection. Intelligence received on Wednesday, of so late a " date as the 11th of June, from Bengal, announces that all apprehensions of an immediate war have completely vanished. The seizure of the Peishwa has prevented him from doing any further mis- chief. Trimbukjee was expected to be brought in, in consequence of the reward offered ; and Scindia and Holkar, so far from taking part against us, have" given the Marquis of Hastings assurances of support in crushing the Pindarees. Money can now be obtained in India at 6 per cent, and the bills of the Company are at a premium.— With respect to the insurgents in the Cuttack district, there is little doubt of their having been long ere this completely put down. The last accounts respecting General Mina con- firm the intelligence recently received by way of Jamaica, of his having penetrated to St. Louis de Potosi. From Spanish dispatches, intercepted by some hostile Indians, who delivered them to the Indian agent at Natchitoches, it appears that soon after Mina left St, Andero, with only from 800to 1,000 men, he was attacked by 3,000 Royalists, of whom 600 were cavalry, under the command of Arredondo. The cavalry made a charge, but were received with such firmness that they fell back on the Spanish infantry, and threw the whole into con- fusion. The cavalry could not be rallied again and the Spaniards retreated with the loss of 200 men, and Mina pursued his inarch into the interior. In the mean time his fort at Soto- la- Marina had been taken by the Spaniards, after a siege of six or seven days. A report has for some time been in circulation, that the Floridas are to be ceded to the United Stales. The subjoined article is extracted from The National Register of September 27, printed at the City of Washington :— " THE FLORIDAS.— Information derived from a very respectable source, and on which we are satis- fied to rely, induces us to believe that the Floridas, in less than six months, will be under the Govern- ment of the United States. We will, at least, hazard a conjecture, that a treaty between Spain and the United States, will be submitted to the Senate, in the early part of the next Session of Con- gress, for their consideration, ceding that province to this Government. If this should be the case, and the price fixed upon be five millions, we think the nation will be satisfied, particularly if that sum be carried to the credit side of the account against Spam for spoliation on our commerce." An article, dated Paris, Nov. I, says—" A11 im- portant State Paper of the Duc de Richelieu, addressed to the Ministers of the four great Allied Powers, has just transpired, and produced a lively sensation here. The Duke, in reply to the demand of a new fund of guaranty, observes, ' that when France consented to satisfy the reclamations of the Allied Powers, she was justified in believing that the utmost amount could not exceed an hundred and fifty to two hundred millions of francs; that it was on this basis that the Treaty of the 20th Nov. 1815 had created a fund of guaranty for the pay- ment of these debts, to which fund were allotted, 1st, Three millions five hundred thousand livres of rentes. 2d, An additional mass of fifteen hundred thousand livres of rentes, the totality of which has been already appropriated towards effecting this object. But it appears that not one- third part of the reclamations have been liquidated, and that another fund of guaranty is required. The Duke exposes very forcibly the danger of immoderately multiplying inscriptions on the grand livre, the only resource of France in her existing difficulties. Independently of this consideration, his Excellency states, that the concurrence of the Chambers is in- dispensable for the creation of a new fund of guaranty, and concludes the document with sug- gesting, that the Ambassadors of the four great Allied Powers might find it expedient to appreciate the efforts which France had already made, in defiance of the impoverished state of the country, and of her agricultural difficulties last year, consi- derations which could not fail to induce them to wait with patience the meeting of the Parliament, which can alone determine on the mode of extricat- ing the country from its embarrassments." An article from Russia threatens the establish- ment of a rival to the shawls of India and of Persia, in the heart of the Russian empire. Count Yerma- loff, the Russian Ambassador to Persia, is commis- sioned, says the story, to engage at Ispahan and Cabul a number of workmen, who are to set up a manufactory of shawls and carpets, at Casan, in Russia, on very advantageous terms. The house of General Lapaliere, at Antwerp, was lately denounced, as containing the dead body of some person unnamed, and physicians and surgeons were sent to it on a domiciliary visit, to ascertain the truth. They commenced their operations indue form, and found in a back chamber, concealed un- der straw in a kind of coffin, the skeleton of a man. The General was to be called before the tribunal to explain how the skeleton came there, when a report was spread of his own death as having taken place at Brussels eight days before. Having seen, how- ever, the circumstance mentioned in the Antwerp paper, the General, who was not dead, gave an account of the skeleton, which ho had not made. It was one, he said, belonging to a Lodge of Free- masons, and deposited in his house, along with books and other property of the order. The Papers of the 15th September from Charles- ton, stale accounts of a violent and fatal sickness prevailing in the southern parts of the UnitedStates, and that the Council Chamber had recommended the 11th September to be set apart as a day of hu- miliation, and that the Clergy should assemble Precisely at five o'clock her Majesty^ accompa- nied by the Princess Elizabeth, safely arrived at their Royal mansion. Two other carriages con- veyed Lady Hchester, Madame and Miss Becken- dorff. General Taylor and Colonel Desbrowe had previously reached Bath, to conduct her Majesty and her Royal Highness to their suite of apartments. The bells of St. Peter's, St. James's, and the Abbey churches, announced the happy event, and these illustrious personages were greeted with one enthu- siastic acclamation from the numerous persons as- sembled to welcome their arrival. Her Majesty, on alighting from her carriage, did not appear fatigued by her journey, and at six o'clock sat. down to dinner. In the evening she received a deputation from the Corporation, and was graciously pleased to fix a time for receiving the Address of that Loyal Body. The influx of strangers has been greater during the last week than was ever remembered, notwith- standing which no advance has taken place on lodg- ings, the housekeepers having resolved to render their excellent accommodation at the usual rates. Parliament was on Monday further prorogued to Tuesday, the 16th of December next. His Majesty's store- ship Prevoyante, recently arrived from Dantzic, laden with masts, left Copen- hagen on the 20th ult. The Russian squadron was then daily expected down the Baltic; but nothing was known there as to their ulterior des- tination. The Courier of Monday contains the following: — A negociation has, it is said, been recently set on foot between our Government and that of Austria, through which there is some chance of our being repaid a part of the debt due to us from the Emperor; if not in money, at least in money's worth. As long back as 1802 an agreement was entered into with the Austrian Government for the purchase of a large quantity of timber, but the breaking out of hostilities soon after, and the sub- sequent state of the Continent, prevented the con- tract between the two Powers ever being carried into effect. The timber was, at that time, to have been delivered in part payment of the debt due to us; and we understand the Austrian Government have renewed their offer of payment in the same way. The timber is said to be of the first quality and growth ; and the offer has been considered so far worth attention by our Government, that they have dispatched Mr. Smith, the Assistant- Secre- tary to the Navy Board, to Trieste, accompanied by an experienced officer of Woolwich Yard. FRENCH AND BRITISH MANUFACTURES.— An English gentleman, about two years ago, visited a manufactory of cotton and cambric goods, esta- blished at Versailles. It was under the direction of a liberal man, one who had seen much of trade in most parts of Europe, and possessing a large capital. The articles produced were beautiful the colours and the patterns far surpassed any thing of the kind in England. The price of some of the cotton pieces was five shillings and upwards per yard. Some time back the same English gentleman had occasion to look out a large assort- ment of Manchester goods in a first- rate warehouse their congregations on that day, to implore the Al- in London, and the very same patterns that he had mighty to withdraw from them their present griev- J ^ L ' J ous sickness and mortality. Sunday the following bulletin was shewn at St. James's Palace:— " Windsor Cattle, Nov. 1. " His Majesty has passed the last month in a very tran quil manner, and continues to enjoy a firm stale of health. His Majesty's disorder remains unaltered.'' The report of the assassination of the new Dey of Algiers is doubted by some of the Paris Journals, one of which says, that he had shewn the best intentions to all European nations, and had even ordered the restitution of a Hamburgh vessel and her cargo, although they had been already sold.— Another says, that letters from Tunis of Oct. 1, are silent as to his death ; and that, if he perished, as an Italian Journal reported, because he refused to comply with the demands of the English Consul, who claimed the restitution of a Hamburgh vessel, the populace of Algiers must have changed their character.— Another Paper of the same date says — They write from Leghorn, under date of the 6th instant, that Captain R. Gambin ( Robert Gambier) commanding the English sloop the Mirmidon, ar- rived from Port Mahon, has made a declaration, purporting that the English Consul at Algiers had officially informed his colleague at Port Mahon, that on the 11th of September, the Dey of Algiers ( the new Dey) was strangled in the public place. The pretext for the assassination was the arrival of a Hamburgh prize in the port. The English Con- sul claimed it; the Dey refusing to release it, this Consul and all the other Consuls protested against the violation of the laws of nations, and threatened to depart, which occasioned an insurrection. The Dey, to appease it, ran to the public place; but he was scarcely there before he was seized and strangled. The person provisionally named to succeed him is a man eighty years of age, who was formerly a shoemaker. He shews a pacific dis- position, and has already offered to deliver into the hands of the English the town of Bona in trust. The French Paper adds, " It is not known whether this proposition will be accepted. All the Consuls of Europe are now respected at Algiers, and the city is tranquil."— Some additional particulars are given, in these Papers, of the circumstances attending the assassination of Omar Pacha. It would appear the only offence of which he was guilty, was being born under an unfortunate star. The calamities of the last war, the bombardment of the city, and the plague, were all assigned to that cause by those fanatical predestinarians. Monday morning, at seven o'clock, the Queen and Princess Elizabeth left Windsor Castle for Bath. Her Majesty and suite passed through Speenhamland at eleven o'clock. They changed horses at Thatcham, three miles distance, and went on to Hungerford, nine miles from thence, where another relay was posted, to go on to the Castle Inn, Marlborough, where her Majesty was to take refreshment, and then proceed on to Bath, at which city she was expected to arrive about five in the evening.— The suite consisted of five travelling carriages, with four horses each, decorated with laurel. The Duke of Clarence, who has been for some time past on a visit at the seat of the Earl and Countess of Harcourt, at Newnham, was to leave Oxfordshire on Monday morning, in order to be present to receive her Majesty and the Princess Elizabeth, on their arrival at Bath. BATH, NOV. 3.— This morning opened with rather a fearful anticipation of continued rain, which, in some measure, suspended the operations of a vast number of men employed in the decora- tion of the houses of the inhabitants for a general illumination. Fortunately for the auspicious day which introduced her Majesty into this ancient and loyal city, the atmosphere cleared up about noon, and nothing could exceed the bustle prevailing in all directions. Workmen were repairing the roads in the direction which the royal cavalcade passed, and completing the plantations in front of the Queen's house, in Sydney- Place. At the Guildhall, a numerous posse of special constables were sworn in to preserve order. Every monent the influx of company has been increasing, and a most unprece- dented assemblage, the greatest proportion of Whom are well- dressed females, have arrived from every part of the country. The windows of all the streets through which the procession passed, were filled with a display of British beauty scarcely ever witnessed in the West of England. At three o'clock, the 15th Hussars, commanded by Colonel Dalrymple, and the 38th Regiment of Foot, con- sisting of about 300 men, commanded by Colonel Miles, formed into two lines to act as guards of ho- nour to her Majesty. Whilst these precautionary measures were ar- ranged for the proper escort of the Royal cavalcade, the busy work of preparation for illuminations every where prevailed. The Guildhall, the Pump- rooms, the Assembly- rooms, the Theatre, the Post- Office, the York- House Hotel, the White Hart, the Angel Inn, in Westgate- street, Sydney Hotel, the Banks, and all the principal tradesmen were vieing with each other in the splendour of their designs and decorations. Messrs. Lucas and Reilly, of York- house, for- warded at eleven o'clock twenty capital horses, to meet her Majesty and the Royal retinue, at Atford, about seven miles from this city. The postilions were neatly dressed in new buff- coloured waistcoats, white pantaloons, round black hats, with gold bands, each wearing a tasteful bouquet in his waistcoat. At half past four o'clock, several of the houses in Millsom- street, Bond- street, Union- street, Pall- mall, and Argylle- street, commenced lighting their variegated lamps. The square in Laurel- Place was completely hung with wreaths of variegated lamps, which were neatly lighted up before her Majesty arrived. viewed at Versailles, he now beheld in this country, with this difference, however, that instead of five shillings, he could purchase them for one shilling and sixpence per yard, and even less that that price. The colours of the English prints were very good, although not to be compared with the French. The enormous difference in price, however, more than made up for any little one in quality, and until the French can meet us on this point we have NO oc- casion to envy them the production of any fine sample. They may fill the shelves of a salon in Paris with specimens, whilst we will take the more solid advantage of lading ships full for the con- sumption of both hemispheres. The Chester Courant says—" So great is the demand for iron, that one advance follows another in quick succession: about a month since there was an advance of 20s. per ton, and about a week ago another took place. It is a truly charming sight to witness, on an evening, in the neighbour- hood of Dudley, Bilston,& c. where so much distress and misery lately prevailed, the immense number of fires from the furnaces, forges, & c. Never did we behold so much activity prevail throughout the iron trade as at this time.— We are also happy in being able to communicate to our readers the gratifying intelligence, that the demand for goods of every description this fair, has exceeded the most sanguine expectation. Yorkshire cloths have met with a ready sale, at rather advanced prices, and Irish linens have been much called for. Sheffield and Birmingham goods ( which were a mere drug last fair) have been sold in great quantities." THE GRAND TRIUMPHAL ARCH.— At last the Commissioners have come to something like a de- termination to erect a grand monument to comme- morate our Victories by land and sea. The spot selected is at the bottom of St. James's- street, where the Court- yard now is. The Arch is to be of the most magnificent proportions, and the model to be taken from that of Constantine. To make way for this Arch, all that pile of ruins and re- maining buildings, forming that part of the Palace are to be removed, and a spacious drive for car- riages substituted. Arrangements are forming to fill up that useless piece of water in the Park, and a noble road will be made to the Parliament Houses, & c. in a direct line from the Arch. Before the 1st of February, all the range of offices, including the Royal library at the south- west end of the Palace court, will be pulled down, to make way for the new edifice for the Commander in Chief. The grand front, of the Doric Order, to be erected in the Green Park. A letter from Szamabor, in Croatia, dated the 5th ult. says, " About fifteen days since some Italians came to Catstadt with a lion, a tiger, a panther, a leopard, a hyena, monkies, ami birds, for the pur- pose of a public exhibition. After their departure for Laibach, the hyena unfortunately made his escape from them, between Moettling and Neustadt, He was seen eight days since at Morkitz, and in the A singular sale of potatoes was last week effected at Leeds, by a fanner from Shadwell, assisted by a facetious neighbour, who contracted to deliver a mil- lion of potatoes for forty pounds, receiving at the same time fifteen pounds, of the amount, in order effectually to seal the bargain ; and no doubt retired, with his witty friend, chuckling at the thoughts of having made a profitable sale. To their utter cha- grin and mortification, however, after submitting their cumulation to writing, they made a discovery that, on the moderate computation of 368 potatoes to a bushel, a million yields 2,717 bushels, which at 2s. 3d. per bushel, amounts to 8051. 15s. 6d. John Oxley, aged seventy, and Nelly Mountain, aged seventy- four, eloped from Doncaster about twelve o'clock on Sunday night, and each entered into the banns of matrimony at Sheffield, the fol- lowing morning, for the fourth time! Mr. Diggins, butcher, of Lewes, possesses a sort of cameleon cock, the fowl having three times changed the colour of his plumage. The two first years of moulting his feathers were perfectly red, the two following years they were milk white, and they are now again completely red. An afflicting circumstance occurred at Brighton on Sunday evening. An amiable lady of fortune and great respectability, the mother often children, who had arrived with her husband and family, on account of her health, and who had, a few days previously experienced a great depression of spirits, left her house privately about seven o'clock in the evening. On being missed, the distracted husband and family instantly went different ways in search of her to the houses of her friends. This search was in vain! The lady was found on the beach, opposite to Walker's Library, about twelve o'clock, a lifeless corpse. Every means for restoring ani- mation was unhappily unavailing, though immedi- ately applied. Saturday a Coroner's inquest was held at Bath, on the body of Miss Anne Sarah Burroughs, ( one of the unfortunate passengers on board the William and Mary packet,) aged eighteen, and niece of Sir William Burroughs. Verdict— Found drowned, caused by shipwreck;— Her remains were interred the following day in the family vault at Walcot church. ATTEMPT AT ASSASSINATION. — About ten o'clock on Sunday night, as a respectable young wo- man was going along Ailesbury- street, Clerkenwell, a man came up to her, and, without speaking a word, gave her a violent. slap on the cheek. She turned round, surprised, and demanded why he struck her; on which he pulled out a long knife, and said, I mean to cut your throat. She gave a loud scream, and ran away, calling out murder. A man who for- tunately happened to be passing at the time came to her aid, on which the villain, without speaking, made two or three desperate thrusts with the knife at the man, which he had the good luck to ward off, and seized the assassin by the wrist, which he held, in spite of his struggling, until assistance came.— The fellow was properly secured, and lodged in the watch- house. On Monday he was brought before the sitting Magistrates at Hatton- Garden, where the charge was satisfactorily proved. On being asked, what motive he had to commit, so horrid a crime, he said he had no motive. He was ordered to give forty- eight hours notice of bail, and in the mean time was committed. An inquisition was taken on Wednesday night, on the body of Mr. Thomas Cayne, Silversmith, Hooper- street, Clerkenwell. It appeared by the evidence of Mr. John Const, headborough of St. James's, Clerkenwell, that he saw the deceased in a very dangerous state; he could scarcely speak or breathe. He said that his wife had beat him about the head with a hammer until the handle came out, and then she took up the tongs, grasped them with both her hands, and struck him on the side.— The Jury returned a Verdict of Wilful Murder against the wife of the deceased. If Pastor replies to three answers only, cut of twelve, will the public think it arises from his" modest " fear of trespassing on your indulgence," after the specimen of meekness and for bearanee he has just exhibited ? If Pastor and Clericus be the same person, it clearly proves that a change of name lias not been productive of a change of nature;— if not, Clericus is but little obliged to Pastor for his assistance. Finally, if Pastor should see the " error of his ways," and substitute gentleness for violence, candour for bigotry, and urbanity for invective, lie will do wisely;— if not, though he may be a very fit companion for the " Great • Mogul," I " pray fervently" dent become the pastor of Nov. 6, 1817. he may never by any acci- LAICUS. To the EDITOR of THE COLCHESTER GAZETTE. environs of Sichelbourg, in which quarter he has killed nine children. More than 700 peasants are now in pursuit of this terrible animal, of whose fur- ther ravages we every day receive intelligence." DECOYING OF CHILDREN.— A sailor, named Jonathan Ogle, complained on Friday to the Ma- gistrates at Hatton- Garden Office, of his having been decoyed from his parents at seven years of age, when going to be christened in St. Andrew'! Church, Holborn. He was afterwards sold to a chimney- sweeper in Oxford street, from whom, how ever, he contrived to get away to sea, about eight years ago, and was now anxious to ascertain who his parents were. Upon this representation of the sailor's case, the Magistrates thought proper to issue a summons for the attendance of the master- sweep at the office. BANKRUPTS. Thomas Eady, Woolwich, horse- dealer.— George Woods, Portsea, saddler. — Charles Hidebrant, Coleman- street, London, picture- seller.— John Bell, Newcastle- upon- Tyne, stationer. — James Nicholson, Bow- lane, London, pin- manufacturer. — George Cowen, Great Prescot- street, Goodman's- fields, London, merchant. — Jasper Selwyn Bray, Coleman- street- buildings, London, merchant. — Samuel Sowerby, jun. Bristol, cutler.— William Bray, Coleman- street- buildings, London, merchant. — William Firth, Liversedge, York, clothier — John Rumsey Hall, Al- dermanbury, London, merchant.— Samuel Morris Downes, Reading, Berks, clieese- monger .- James Nicholson and John Brown, Bow- lane, Cheapside, London, pin- manufacturers. — William Overton, Birmingham, plater.— Uriah Butcher, Cambridge, scrivener. Attornies, Mr. Peacocke, Cam- bridge ; and Mr. Toone, Cursitor- street, Chancery- lane, London.— John Knight and Thomas Ashby, Gough- square, London, feather- manufacturer.— Edward Yandall, Earl- street, Blackfriars, corn- dealer.— James Walker, Upper Russell- street, Bermondsey, glue- maker.— William Kent, Upper Russell- street, Bermondsey, leather- dresser.— Sarah Snow, Albemarle- street, Piccadilly, dress- maker.— George Tickner, Portsea, Southampton, carpenter— Francis Ken- drick, Holborn, and George Tyndale, Aldgate, London, linen- drapers— Samuel All wright, High- street, Shoreditch, Loudon, haberdasher.— John Slater, Market- street, Mill- bank, Westminster, brewer. To the EDITOR of the COLCHESTER GAZETTE. SIR— As Pastor's reply to Philo Judaeus commences with several " ifs," if not " trespassing too much on your indulgence," may a humble individual be allowed to suggest a few more to his consideration, of a nature some- what different to his own. If the letter alluded to by Pastor were never seen or heard of by Philo Judaeus, it could, of course, be no evi- dence to him of the Diocesan's opinion; but there was public evidence enough to prove that his Lordship did not oppose the Society. If the Jews be still the fitter enemies of Christians, is it necessary that Christians should also be the bitter ene- mies of the Jews? And is it becoming, is it seemly in a Christian Minister, to pour out a torrent of invective that would defy the most violent of the sons of Israel to surpass ? Is this the mode prescribed by the great Author of Christianity for treating those " who despitefully use and persecute us?" And is it likely that, by so doing to the Jew, " the fulness of the Gentiles will be brought in?"— The Jews have indeed long been a standing miraele " to attest the truth of Christianity;" but that Christianity I fear is scarcely worth being so attested, which is debased by such passions and feelings as have influenced Pastor on this occasion. If Pastor will consult his Bible again, he may perhaps find reason to think, in his cooler moments, that Philo Judaeus's opinion of the passages in question is at least as correct as his own; for it is evident that the Chief Captain, by his answer to St. Paul's request, thought it would be of no avail, unless he could speak in Greek; and it is equally evident, that the multitude expected to be addressed in that language, and were proportionably pleased when they found that the Apostle spoke to them in the Hebrew tongue ; while there is not the " slightest hint" to be found of Pastor's liberal explanation of it. If Pastor's anger had suffered him to read Philo Ju daeus's ninth answer with composure, he would have per- ceived that he was not classed with Judas Iscariot; on the contrary, an expression of regret was used at his being found in such bad company ; evidently implying that Philo Judaeus did not expect to find Pastor there. Now it sometimes happens that we by chance get into company we do not very much like, but it would be unfair, from such a circumstance, to class us with those accidental associates? for instance, I may have been in company with Pastor, but I should be very sorry, on that account, to be classed with him. If Pastor will pay more attention to the history of the Septuagint, he will possibly find that the " ignorance" of Philo Judaeus ( if sanctioned by such scholars as Dean Prideanx and Dr. Hody) is not quite so " monstrous" as he imagined, and that this gentlemanly epithet may be applied with greater propriety elsewhere. MR. EDITOR— I am a plain man, who have passed my life in the pursuits of trade, consequently have had but little opportunity of reading, except in my Bible; a taste for which I derive from the early instructions and example, of a most excellent mother. Sometimes, indeed, I feel disposed to indulge myself in a little variety of reading; but as a numerous family, depen- dent upon my exert . tins, renders diligence a necessary duty, I steal the hour from my rest to gratify my literary taste. However, to please my wife, and a maiden sister residing with us, I consented to take your respectable Journal; for you must know, Mr. Editor, I love to mark the " sun- beam in a woman's eye;" and for that same reason, I would close my ledger half an hour sootier than usual, that I might peruse it for their entertainment. For a long lime the glories of the British arms, the political intrigues, the struggles of a great nation to rise above the effects of long continued exertion— the details relating to that individual who affords such an instructive and astonishing example of human inconsistency and of human vicissitude— the efforts of genius, and various other subjects, offered an ample supply of amusement to each of 11s. I even carried my complaisance so far as to read the effusions of the poetic muse, which sometimes, with the urbanity which characterizes you, obtains permission to try her wing in your columns; though I confess, if I may judge from my sister's countenance; I do- not always peruse these same effusions with that pathos and propriety she could wish ; for in truth! have very little idea of that faculty, which " Soaring from earth to heaven, arrests the soul " And wraps it in Elysium." However, suffice it to repeat, that each of us found something to please, or, in the language of trade,- thought we had our pennyworth for our penny. But of late, Mr. Editor, we have had some alloy to oar pleasure; a large portion of your columns having been occupied with a controversy, which, while men con- tinue fallible beings, can know 110 end. I am, as I told you, Sir, a very plain, uninstructed man; but it appears to me ( I would with deference to my superiors observe) that the combatants, professing themselves Christians, while disputing upon the conversion of those who bear not that highly privileged name, depart from the spirit of the holy book they are so anxious to disseminate. In that book I read, " Let 11s do good unto all men." Now, regarding both the letter and spirit of this admonition, it surely is not meant that all opinions and modes arc to be blended; but that every one, according to his own professed opinion and mode, provided they tend to the good of his fellow- beings, is to make his sphere of good- will and instruction as extensive as possible. If the sen- timents of one man, for instance, urge him to endea- vour the conversion of the dispersed tribes of Israel, let not another cavil at his appropriation of talent, money, and interest, to effect the purpose of his heart. If, on the contrary, another man think this a perver- sion, or rather a useless employment of that talent a dispersion of those funds which would afford much local relief to the Gentile wanderer from the parti of peace, and to the spiritual and temporal wants of those who need and crave it at our very doors, let him neither be condemned for his sentiments, but rather let each pursue his own mode of charity; let each pursue unmolested the same end, ( namely, the present and future good of others,) although they may, peradventure, choose a different path. I have been led, Mr. Editor, to the above hasty and trite remarks, by the observations of my female auditors, after reading some of the polemic letters inserted in your Journal. My wife remarked, while reading the third, I think, " My dear, do not read any more of that, I cannot understand it; for surely, it the gentlemen wish to recommend the Bible to all, they would not quarrel so about the manner, or to whom, for that would be very unlike the Bible, I am sure." And my sister, who, though an old maid, is, from her good- humour, the favourite of my boys and girls, and dotes on them all, added, " And pray, my dear Harry, do not read these letters in the presence of the children, for I am afraid they would give them a very unfavourable opinion of that religion my sister and myself, you know, are always describing to them as productive of union, peace, and good- will." I must tell you, Mr. Editor, that Jemima is a great advocate for early impressions, and for having religion repre- sented to children as a cheerful harmonizing principle. After these remarks of my auditors, I passed over the succeeding letters of your Correspondents, for I love my wife and good sister too well to cloud that good- humour which sheds its enlivening rays on my evening retirement from the fatigues of business. But as one who is called by accident within view of the battle, without being exposed to its dangers, has an irresistible desire to witness the progress and ter- mination of the combat, so I felt an interest in the polemical contest in your Paper. My domestic com- panions had retired to rest, and last Monday evening having perused the letter in your Saturday's Paper, I sat musing for some time on the folly of men ( I speak generally) who, in the pride of self- love, lose sight of that reasonable coolness which should distinguish the discussion of every question involving the vital in- terests of man. At length I almost unconsciously reached a book from Jemima's little book- case, for she is somewhat of a reader. It proved to be a work of an eminent female writer of our own time, and, on opening it I was struck with the coincidence of the passage which presented itself with the subject pre- viously engaging my thoughts. Permit me, Mr. Editor, to conclude this prolix epistle, by transcribing the passage alluded to.— I am, Sir, most respectfully, yours, MERCATOR. " True zeal will extend itself through the whole sphere of the possessor's influence; it ever produces true benevolence; it would diffuse the blessings we ourselves enjoy among the whole human race; it will induce us to exert all our influence to the exten- sion of religion, to the advancement of every plan calculated to enlarge the limits of human happiness, and more especially to promote the eternal interests of human kind. True Christian zeal will be temperate, softening what is strong in the act, by gentleness in the manner. It will be candid, making a lender allowance for those imperfections which beings, fal- lible in themselves, ought" to' expect from human infirmity. It will be reasonable, employing fair argu- ment and affectionate remonstrance, instead of irritat ing by violence, and mortifying by the assumption of superiority. The heart destitute of affectionate zeal has no elevation no security. temperate, it not only raises enemies to ourselves, but to God ; it augments the natural enmity to religion, instead of increasing her friends. But if tempered by charity, if blended with benevolence, if sweetened by kindness, if evinced to be honest by its influence on our own conduct, and gentle by its effects on our manners, it may lead the irreligious to inquire more closely in what consists the distinction between them and us.^ We shall already by this mildness have woo their affections, our next step may be to gain over their judgment." Colchester, Nov, 5th, 1817. jut. 11t. 111 ursifiiur ui aiiKciiouaic zeal ion ; where it is not guarded by prudence, This must prove its integrity, for if in- Y THE COLCHESTER GAZETTE. We have been so long accustomed to hear tbe un- ceasing plaints of our Catholic countrymen, to hear their requests, and learn the grounds on which they urge them, that all the national abhorrence against their faith, which has so long saved us from the per- secutions which in former days debased and enslaved our country, has almost worn away, and we have appeared as if ready to give them that ascendancy for which they are so clamorous. We say ascendancy; fur if we consider the very nature of their faith, we cannot believe that an equality in power will render them less restless than under their present incapacities. While this unwearied diligence in the Catholics con- tinued, and this apathy in ourselves was increasing, an event has taken place, which promises to damp the ardour of the former, by restoring to the latter its constitutional jealousy; and, indeed, viewing as we do the Protestant Establishment as the very basis of our liberties, as the birlli of our greatness, as_ the main- spring of our internal security and external successes, we consider such a triumph more brilliant than the unnumbered victories which the annals of our time will hand down to posterity. The event to which we allude is the republication of the Rheimish Testament, under the sanction of Dr. Troy, the Lord Primate. This work, which cannot but tend to revive the spirit of controversy, to inflame the minds of Catholics, and lessen in their religious consideration the Protestants, is a fine sample of that forbearance which the Catholics have so long preached, and will at once enable us to estimate what would be the extent of their intolerant zeal if those indulgences which they ask were conceded. At the very mo- ment when they arc petitioning the Protestants for a full participation of their rights, they are sending forth calumnies against them— calumnies which, if believed, shake the very foundation of our faith, and which can only be revived with the intemperate hope of subjecting the very power whence they pretend to entreat for favour. That the blind and infuriated cry against Popery is no longer heard, we rejoice; the spirit of our religion forbids intolerance; and we should feel that the day of civilization was yet distant if we did not anxiously give lo all descriptions of sects the most perfect liberty of conscience. But the Catholics, not satisfied with the removal of all the restrictions which applied to their persons, their property, and their faith, proceed progressively in their demands, and now stand forth as the claimants to political power, and to acknow- ledged ecclesiastical dignity. And what are the means by which they are to attain success? To make the price of their votes the promise of emancipation at the general election. And will the Protestants stand idly by, and see this prostitution of the elective franchise, without using the power their majority gives them to defeat this deadly project? Our altars and our homes are the prize. The grateful remem- brance of the day on which we write— the anniversary of the glorious Revolution, the incitement, not the trifling consideration who shall, as Ministers, govern us; notour objections against any particular odious measure of finance; but whether we shall preserve for posterity that envy, wonder, and admiration of the world, in all its beauty, purity, and strength, as com- pounded of a Protestant Church, a Protestant King, and the Laws— the British Constitution. By our fidelity to ourselves we shall produce from evil good; we shall not leave the Legislative balance hesitating, as it has been, to which side it shall preponderate. DEATH OF THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES. In what way his Royal Highness received the j dreadful tidings, can only be conceived by those who have known what it is to lose an only daughter and child in the bloom of youth and health.— Equally impossible would it be to describe the grief of the husband, Prince Leopold— for they were so admirably matched, their hearts were so united, their union had presented so uninterrupted a scene of British comfort, their minds and tastes were so congenial, it had been such a home of happiness, and there was so large a promise of many years continuance of that happiness, that the dreadful and sudden event which has beat down and blasted all this fair prospect and all these hopes, which has for ever severed from his arms and shrouded in death a wife and consort, so loved, must have struck his heart with the overwhelming force of a bolt from heaven. As soon as the fatal event had been conveyed to his Majesty's Ministers, they hastened to town, where they arrived about half past five. Lord Sidmouth immediately dispatched the following letter to the Lord Mayor:— " WHITEHALL, NOV 6, Six A M. " MY LORD— It is with the deepest sorrow that I inform your Lordship, that her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte expired this morning at half past two o'clock.— I have the honour to be, & c. ( Signed) " SIDMOUTH. " The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor" The great bell at St. Paul's, according to the usual custom when any of the Royal Family dies, tolled on Thursday from twelve o'clock till one.— The following Extraordinary Gazette was pub- lished about one o'clock. LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY. THURSDAY, NOV. 6. WHITEHALL, NOVEMBER 6, 1817. " Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte Augusta, daughter of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, and consort of his Serene Highness the Prince Leopold of Saxe- Cobourg, was delivered of a still- born male Child, at nine o'clock last night, and about half past twelve her Royal Highness was seized with great difficulty of breathing, rest- lessness, and exhaustion, which alarming symptoms increased till half past two o'clock this morning, when her Royal Highness expired, to the inex- pressible grief of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, of her illustrious Consort, the Prince Leopold, and of all the Royal Family." We have the painful task of announcing, that after her Royal Highness had been delivered of a still- born male child, at nine o'clock on Wednes- day evening, she expired between two and three the following morning. Her Royal Highness, after her delivery, had expressed herself resigned to the child being dead, most piously observing that it was the will of God. She continued remarkably well from nine o'clock ( the time of her delivery) till past twelve o'clock, when the Medical Gentlemen, Drs. Baillie, Croft, at'd Sims, considering that she could not be doing better under the circumstances, retired to rest. Her Royal Highness took some gruel, and ex- pressed herself inclined to sleep ; however, on the gruel being given to her, she found a difficulty in swallowing it, and afterwards complained of being very chilly, with a pain at her stomach. The nurse, Mrs. Griffiths, considering her Royal Highness's complaints to require the advice of the Medical Gentlemen in attendance, the Doctors were all instantly called up. They lost no time in giving their attendance, but human assistance was of no avail. Her Royal Highness's attack continued unabated, and she expired at about half past two o'clock, in a severe attack of spasms. His Royal Highness the Prince Regent had been for a week in Suffolk. As soon as the illness of the Princess Charlotte was announced, an express was sent to apprize his Royal Highness, who im mediately, with all a parent's affection and anxiety, set out on his return to town, with an intention of proceeding to Claremont. His Royal Highness, in his journey, stopped two messengers on the road with dispatches to him. They announced the slow progress of the labour; but added, that no danger was apprehended. A third messenger, with the account of the delivery of a still- born child, passed him in the night. His Royal Highness arrived at Carlton- House about four o'clock on Thursday morning, when the Duke of York, and one of the Ministers, arrived with the fatal intelligence which has blasted his and the nation's hope, and involved the whole British family, from its most exalted to its humblest members, in the deepest affliction. Dispatches were immediately sent off to the Queen and Princesses at Bath; and to every other Member of the Royal Family. Thus, surrounded with every earthly blessing, happy equally in domestic life and in the public estimation, has perished the pride, the hope, and the joy of Britain!— has perished a Princess, the heir of an empire's greatness, whose goodness of heart and prudence of conduct had endeared her to the affections, as she had gained the approbation and excited the applause, of the whole nation. It may be some consolation to state, that amidst the depth of the most acute sorrow, his Royal High- ness the Prince Regent was able to maintain a degree of self- command, which was admirably suited to the melancholy duties of his station. He gave a long audience to Viscount Sidmouth on the subject of the arrangements requisite for the sad occasion ; and he wrote, with his own hand, a letter of the most consolatory kindness to his afflicted son- in- law. Of Prince Leopold there is but one voice and one feeling. He had long since obtained general esteem and respect by his domestic conduct; he has now endeared himself to the whole country by the tenderness and warmth of affection which he exhibited throughout the whole of the last agitating and agonizing trial. As the illustrious pair, dur- ing their too short connubial life, were the very model of domestic harmony, agreeing in tastes and studies, delighting in each other's society, and evidently formed for each other's happiness; so it is a consolation to reflect, that the amiable Princess, even in the extremity of her sufferings, was in some measure animated by the presence and unceasing attentions of her husband. Of the Princess, now, alas! no more— we feel gratification in saying, that she was a genuine English woman; and had it pleased Providence that she should mount the throne, she would have brought to it the spirit of an English Queen. Proud of her country, she respected its manners, she admired its Constitution, and she venerated its Religion. Warmth and openness of heart marked her conduct through life ; she was beloved by all who knew her, and when she found herself blessed with the husband of her choice, and saw that choice justified by his virtues, she more than once re- peated, that she was the happiest woman in the kingdom. Alas! that happiness was too short- lived on earth. Let us firmly trust that it has been exchanged for a blissful futurity ! The Princess was in her twenty- second year.— She was born on the 7th of January, 179G, and married 2d May, 1815. By the death of her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte, his Serene Highness the Prince of Saxe- Coburg, the melancholy survivor of his better hopes and more brilliant prospects, will enjoy an annuity of 5(^, 0001. a year, in pursuance of the marriage settlement. COLCHESTER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1817. ** The article signed " A Constant Reader," is liable to duty as an Advertisement, and therefore, however we may be desirous of obliging our Correspondents, on that account inadmissible. t+ t In consequence of the much to be lamented death of her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte of Saxe Co- bourg, the Anniversary of the Colchester True Blue Club, announced for Thursday, the 13th init. is necessarily post- poned. At two o'clock yesterday, the melancholy event of the death of the Princess Charlotte of Wales was announced in this town by the tolling of bells at the various churches. The Theatrical Amusements of this town com- mence on Monday next, ( as announced by an Ad- vertisement in the first page,) under the direction of Messrs. BELLAMY and SMITH, after as profitable and flattering a season at Bury, as experienced for several years. The combined talents of the per- formers, aided by zeal in the new Managers to gratify the public by a judicious selection of per- formances, we may, perhaps, reasonably anticipate will be attended with an equally distinguished re- sult here ; though the distressing circumstance that has so recently occurred, must, no doubt, in some degree, temporarily lessen the ardour for dramatic representations. A blank Form of Return has been issued from the office of Lord Sidmouth, his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, to be filled up without delay, by Parish Offices, stating the amount of the Poor- rate, in each year, from the year ending at Easter 1800, to Easter 1817, distin- guishing, under the different heads to which they respectively belong, all such county and other charges as are riot strictly applicable to the relief and maintenance of the poor; together with the amount of all law expences incurred by the different parishes in each year, as far as can be made out. Circular Instructions have been sent from the Tax Office to every district, for the burning or ef- fectually destroying all the books and papers relat- ing to the Property Tax. The Rev. George Day, B. A. has been instituted to the consolidated Rectories of Barton St. Mary and All Saints, in Norfolk, on the presentation of Sir John Denney. On Monday evening last, about six o'clock, a fire broke out on the newly- erected barn and pre- mises situate between Barton Mills and Tudenham, Suffolk, the property of Mr. Gittus, miller, of the former place; which, we are sorry to hear, were entirely consumed, together with two stacks of corn standing near the same. The fire raged so rapidly that no assistance could prove effective. It is supposed to have been wilfully occasioned. No part of the property was insured. During the late heavy gales, one of the fishing yawls, belonging to Yarmouth, was lost on the Scratly Sand, and the whole of the crew, consisting of seven men and a boy, perished. Six of the poor men were married, and have left their wives, and children, to the number of nineteen, to lament their unfortunate end, and their own irreparable loss. His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased to appoint John Sansum, Esq. Consul at the port of Harwich, for the kingdom of Hanover. THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY. W ILL MR. BLOMFIELD deliver, in the FREEMEN'S CHAM- liesday, November the 12th, Friday, the 14th, and on the Wednesdays aad Fridays of the. T wo succeeding Weeks, A COURSE OF SIX LECTURES ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY. Admittance, 2s. Gd. each Lecture, and 12s. for the Course. Doors to be opened at Six o'clock, and the Lectures to beg- iu precisely at Seven. Tickets and Syllabusses to be bad of Mr. W. Keymer, and Messrs. Swinborne and Walter, Booksellers; or of the Lecturer. N. B. A good Fire will be kept in the Chamber. THE STEWARDS of COLCHESTER FAIR are under the necessity of DEFERRING the PUBLIC DAYS, iu consequence of the deeply to he de- plored Death of her late Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte Augusta.— The order for. withdrawing the advertisement in the first page, relative thereto, was received too late, that part of the paper being- printed off. COLCHESTER CHURCH OF ENGLAND CHARITY SCHOOLS. TWO SERMONS will be preached in Favour of the above Charity, on Sunday, November 16, 1817, by the Rev. Dr. HAY DRUMMOND, Rector of Hadleigh, Dean of Booking, and Chaplain in Ordinary to his Majesty, at St. James's Church in the Morning, the Service commencing at Eleven o'Clock ; and at St. Mary's ill the Afternoon, at Half past Two o'clock. TO THE CLERGY. ACLERGYMAN, in full Orders, holding a Curacy, Single Duty, in a beautiful part of Kent, and near that Romantic and Fashionable Watering- Place, Tunbridge Wells, is desirous of exchanging it for one of equal Value in the County of Essex, whereon is a small Parsonage House. The Stipend very liberal, aud a Cot- tage free from Rent and Taxes. The Advertiser would have no objection to a Curacy with Double Duty, pro- ducing the same Income. It would suit a Bachelor.— No Residence required. Address, post- paid, the Rev. Z. Z. Post- Office, Tun- bridge Wells, Kent. MISS HUNT BEGS to inform the LADIES of COLCHES- TER and its VICINITY, that she is. just returned from London with a genteel and fashionable Assortment of MILLINERY, DRESSES, PELISSES, & c. whicih will be ready for their Inspection on Monday next, November tlie 10th. No. 27, Head- Street, Colchester• B1 JOSEPH KNOTT, BOOT AND SHOE- MAKER, No. 6, HIGH- STREET, COLCHESTER, HAVING removed to the above Premises, formerly part of the White Hart Inn, takes the opportunity to solicit a continuance of that Patronage he has so many years possessed ; aud whilst he feels grate- fully sensible of past favours, respectfully assures his Friends and the Public, that his utmost exertions will ever be directed to obtain their future Support and Ap- probation. A great Variety of LADIES' FASHIONABLE BOOTS and SHOES, constantly on Sale, on the most reasonable Terms, of superior quality aud workmanship. N. B. Orders executed on the shortest Notice. LONDON MARKETS. MARK- LANE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1817. Although the supply of Wheat this morning was not abundant, the trade was very heavy, except for superfine samples, which were much on the same terms as this day se'nnight, but inferior were full 2s. per quarter lower.— Prime malting Barley fetched from 2s. to Us. per quarter more, but for indifferent there was little demand.— Oats and Beans were about 2s. per quarter higher.— Grey Pease have advanced 3s. per quarter; but Boilers have declined in the same proportion— Rape- seed has again ad'auced.— In other articles there was nu material alteration. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5. There were no fresh supply of any grain this morning, yet Wheat was heavy sale at . Monday's prices, and a large proportion of that day's arrivals remained unsold.— Fine Barley met ready sale, but not at any amendment in price. — In Pease, Beans, and Oats, there was uo alteration ne- cessary to notice. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7. The fresh arrivals of Grain were very inconsiderable. Wheats were heavy in disposal, aud rather lower than on Monday.— Barley, Oats, aud Pease stationary — Old Beans were more iu demand, at an advance of 2s. to 3s. per quarter. PRICE OF GRAIN, PER QUARTER. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3. Wheat, mealing Red, 16 a 74 Superfine 78 a 86 White .. 48 a S4 Superfine 8S a 94 Black 48 a 68 j Rivets 46 Rye .- 35 a 40 White Pease 44 a 4S Boilers 50 a fj5 Grey Pease 36 a - 14 Horse Beans 40 a 50 Tick Beans 30 j 44 Broad Beans — a — Long Pods — a — a 70 | Barley 28 a 5' j Oats IS a 28 — Poland& Brew 18 n 3d Malt 70 a 88 PRICE OF SEEDS, & c. s. s. 10 a 10 10 a 18 12 a 22 8 a 11 Canary, per quarter 6( i a 8a Rape Seed, per last 56i a 621 Tares 5s. 6d. a 8s. 6d. Turnip, White, p. bl. Red & Green ditto Mustard, brown ... white Clover, red, p. cwt. 60 alio —<— white li() a! 12 '— Foreign, red 84 ft 100 Trefoil ;*. 0 a 40 Carraway 40 a 42 Coriander 15 a I? Rye Grass, per qr... lti a 42 PRICE OF FLOUR. Fine English Flour75s. a 80s.— Second dittn? 0s. a75s. AVERAGE PRICE OF CORN PER QUARTER, For the Week ending Oct. 25. England and Wales. England and Wales. s. d. Wheat 77 3 Rye 45 6 Barley 41 5 Outs 27 V Beans .... Pease .... Oatmeal. Big ! » . 45 » 45 2 23 I 0 o MANCHESTER HATS. A SAVING OF 8s. IN THE POUND, At the Manchester Hat Warehouse, No. 19, Wyre- street, Colchester. The annual Meeting of the Witham Branch Bible Society was held on Wednesday, the 29th ult. N. Tomlinson, Esq. in the Chair; " the attendance was more numerous than on any preceding occasion, and highly respectable; the collection at the doors amounted to 201. The collections, after the two sermons preached on Sunday, the 26th, at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. R. P. Beachcroft, for the benefit of the Colchester and East Essex Auxiliary Bible Society, amounted to 831. 2s. 6d. The seventh General Meeting of this Society was held on Thursday, the 80th ult. Edward Clay, Esq. Mayor, in the Chair. The several Resolu- tions adopted on the occasion were moved and seconded by Dr. Mackintosh, the Rev. Messrs. Ward, Savill, Melville, Craig, H. Bull, Trash, Stevenson, Newton, Dunn, H. T. Bull, Anderson, Crathern, and Marsh, aud a very numerous assembly testified their approbation of the object of the institution, by a col- lection amounting to 481. 18s. 3d. Other donations were also given, amounting to 361. The Colchester Ladies Bible Association held its annual Meeting on Friday, theSlst; after which the collection amounted to 201. 5s. lOd. The aggregate of benefit to the institution arising from these several sources, on occasion of this anni- versary iu Colchester, including a collection made by the Rev. Mr. Savill, at his Chapel, iu the Lion Walk, 251. on the 19th, is 2171. The receipts of the institu- tion for the present year, are expected to reach 1,6001. It has issued from its depository in Colchester, since its commencement, 13,787 copies of the Holy Scrip- tures. A Meeting was held at Wivenhoe, on Tuesday, the 4th, of the Members and Friends of the Wivenhoe Branch Bible Society; Philip Havens, Esq. in the Chair; which was respectably attended, and 71.1 Is. 6d. collected at the doors. THE Proprietor informs his Friends and the Public, he has for Sale, by Commission, the remain- ing STOCK IN TRADE of Messrs. PRIDDIE and Co. Hat Manufacturers, for the Benefit of the Creditors;, con- sisting of Gentlemen's superfine Beaver Hats, made of the best Materials, and warranted Water- proof, only 18s. each, usually sold at 11. 6s.; Youths* superfine Beavers, 6s. 6d.; Boys' ditto, 5s. fid.; with a large quantity of strong Beaver Hats, silk trimmed, only Is. fid. each, usually sold at 14s. Od.— The Advertiser recommends these Hats to the Notice of the Public ; they are warranted to be manufac- tured at Manchester, and cannot be made equal in qualify under 13s. 6d. by any other Manufacturer in England.— A great Variety of Ladies' and Children's fashionable Beavers, equally cheap. N. B. Manchester Hats are now for Sale, only at No. 19, Wyre- street, Colchester, and at no other House iu the County of Essex.— A Stall during the Fair. LOST, On Thursday Afternoon, the 6th Instant, between Col- chester and Great Oakley, ASILK UMBRELLA, marked J. C. HILL, No. 69, Whitechapel, London. Whoever has found the same, and will bring or send it to Mr. Isbern, Baker, East- street, Colchester, shall receive TEN SHILLINGS REWARD. IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CORN, & c. The Week ending the 1st November, inclusive. IMPORTS. English. qrs. Irish. qrs. Foreign, qrs. Wheat 3245 2U49 Barley 2792 Malt 1007 —— Oats. 2485 Rye 21 — Beans 1150 —- Pease 1049 FLOUR.— English... 4372 sacks— American... 913 barrels- EXPORTS. Wheat. Barley. Malt. Oats. Rye. Beans. Peas. Flour. 3345 38 — 733 050 113 43 585 PRICE OF HAY AND STRAW ~~ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That such of the Creditors of NEHEMIAH CHIPPINGTON, of Kelvedon, in the County of Essex, Bricklayer, who have executed, and such who have not yet executed, the Deed of Assignment, but have delivered in their Accounts, and choose to execute the same within one month from the date hereof, may receive a Dividend of 5s. in the Pound on their respective Debts, at the Office of Samuel Rigg, Kelvedon ; and all such who shall omit to execute the same within the above period, will be excluded all Benefit arising therefrom. SAMUEL SPARROW and JOHN MARTHAM, Assignees to the said Nehemiah Chippington. Kelvedon, 28th October, 1817. TO BE LET, ON LEASE, From Christmas next, The Duke of Wellington, accompanied by two of his Aides- de- Camp, arrived on Wednesday afternoon, at four o'clock, at Apsley House, from France. MARRIED. Oil Tuesday, at' St. Mary's Church, in this town, Mr. S. Phillips, of Lexden, to Miss Grubb, of the former place. On Thursday last, at Biddenham, Bedfordshire, by the Rev. Thomas Waldren Hornbuckle, Head Tutor of St. John's College, Cambridge, Mr. John Golding, of Brom- ham, Bedfordshire, to Margaret, only daughter of Stephen Bond, Esq. of Mary- le- Bone. Tuesday se'nnight, Mr. John Lake, grocer, & c of Great Waltham, to Miss Wallis, of the same place. On the 16th of September, at Quebec, Major Vancourt- land, Deputy Barrack Master General, to Mary, daughter of John Addison, Esq. banker, of Sudbury. Yesterday se'nnight, Mr. Frederick Murgatroyd, of Christ's Hospital, London, to Elizabeth, the second sur- viving daughter of Mrs. Martha Harndon, of North Ock- enden Hall, in this county. On Saturday, Mr. William Mumford, of Chelmsford, to Miss Louisa Beddell, daughter of the late John Beddell, Esq. of Great Leighs. At Witham, on Thursday se'nnight, Mr. Houlton, of Saf- fron Walden, surgeon, to Miss Dixon, of the former place. • Same day, at Booking, Charles Stock, Esq. of Codham Hall, to Rebecca, eldest daughter of William Rankin, Esq. of Lyons, Bocking. Yesterday, Mr. H. W. Cardy, of Bures, to Miss S. Steb- bing, of the same place. Same day, at St. Mary's, Newington, Mr, Joseph Avery, of Vigo lane. Piccadilly, to Elizabeth Read, second daugh- ter of Mr. William Read, late of Chelmsford. DIED. On Monday last, at Manningtree, very much respected, in her 71st year, Mrs. Buck, who for upwards of 30 years conducted a hoarding- school in that town. Sunday evening last, at Salt Hill, of an inflammation on the tuners, the Rev. Sir Adam Gordon, Bart. Rector of West Tilbury, in this county, and one of the Prebendaries of Bristol Cathedral. On Monday, Mrs. Nunn, wife of Mr. Richard Nunn, far- mer, of Doddinghurst. Yesterday se'nnight, in the 76th year of his age, the Rev. Jonathan Carter, 49 years Rector of Flempton cum Hen- grave, Suffolk. On Monday last, much respected, Ralph Polley, Esq. of Braintree. A few days since, aged 87, Mr. Francis Perry, of Raw- reth. Premises are well supplied with Spring and Soft Water. Also, TO BE SOLD, or LET on LEASE, a convenient BRICK HOUSE, iu perfect repair, No. 166, Magdalen street, with Garden attached, and two excellent dry Cel- lars. ' The Premises are admirably calculated for any kind of Business; and there is a supply of Hard and Sott Water. If sold, Half of the Purchase- money may remain on Mortgage. For further particulars apply to Mr. Shead, Gardener, St. Botolph's; if by letter, post- paid. Colchester, October 24th, 1817. ( One Concern) TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY R. GOODWIN, On Tuesday the 25th Instant, ALL the entire FARMING LIVE and DEAD STOCK, BARN IMPLEMENTS, BREWING and DAIRY UTENSILS, HOUSEHOLD FURNI- TURE, & c. upon the Warren Farm, Earls Colne, Essex, late in the occupation of Mr. John Totman. Further Particulars in a future Paper. TO THE PUBLIC. Smithfield. £. s. — £. s. Hay 3 10 to 5 0 Clover 5 0 to 6 6 Straw 1 14 to 2 2 St. James. Hay 3 15 to 5 18 Clover 0 0 to 0 0 Straw 1 16 o 2 8 Whitechapel. Hay :. 4 12 to 5 12 Clover Straw 6 0 to 7 1 IS to 2 PRICE OF HOPS IN THE BOROUGH. Bags. £. s — £. « Kent 20 0to25 0 Sussex 18 0 to 22 0 Farnham Pock 2.1 0to30 0 Pockets £. s. — £. Kent 23 0 to 30 Sussex 21 0 to 25 Essex 22 0 to 27 NEWGATE AND LEADEN HALL. Per Stone of sib. by the Carcase, s. d. — s. d. s. d. Beef 2 Mutton 2 0 to 3 4 to 3 j Veal., ! Pork- Lamb, 3s. Od. to 4s. Od. to 4 to 5 d. 8 4 PRICE OF MEAT AT SMITHFIELD, Exclusive of the Offal.— Per Stone of MIL, Monday, November 3. s. d. — s. d Beef. 3 0 to 3 10 Mutton 3 4 to 4 4 Veal 3 8 to 4 8 Pork 3 8 to 5 4 MONDAY- FRIDAY Friday, November 7. s. d- — s i Beef....... 3 0 to 4 Mutton 3 4 to 4 Pork 4 0 lo 5 Veal 4 0 lo 5 Head of Cattle at Smithfield. . Beasts 3,010 Sheep... 17.100 Pigs 380 Calves... 340 Beasts 570 Sheep .. 3,120 Pigs 300 Calves .. 160 PRICE OF TALLOW IN LONDON, OCTOBER 3l Whitechapel Market... 4 1 St. James's Market 4 1 Clare Market 0 0 8 2 Average 4 1 d. Town Tallow p. cwt 71 O Russia ditto Caudle...- 72 o White ditto — o Soap ditto 68 0 Melted stuff...-. 60 o Rough ditto 44 0 Greaves IS o Good Dregs 10 O Curd Soap .... 108 0 Mottled 101 0 Yellow ditto i! 6 l> PRICE OF LEATHER Butts, to 56lb » . each 21 to 23 Ditto, to 661bs. each — to — Merchants' Backs — to — Dressing Hides..., 16^ to I7| Fine Coach Hides 17' to 19 Crop Hides, 35to401bs. for cutting 17 to 19 AT LEADEN HALL Crop Hides to501bs, 19 to2IJ Calf Skins to40lbs. 17 to 19 Ditto to 701bs 23 to 27 Ditto to 801bs. 22 to 26 Small Seals ( Greend. ; 26 to27 Large do. p. doz. 70s to 1' 0, Tanned H. Hides 15d to lHd AVERAGE PRICK OF BROWN SUGAR. £ 2.15s. 0* d. per cwt. Exclusive of the Duties of Customs paid or payable thereon on Importation- there of into Great Britain. CURRENT PRICES OF SPIRITS AND WINES. SPIRITS, per Gallon. Excl. of Duty. s. d. s. Brandy Cognac 9 8 a 9 — Bordeaux 7 3 a 7 Spanish 0 0 a 0 Geneva Holland 4 0 a 4 Rum, Jamaica 3 4 a 4 L. Islands 2 10 a 3 WINE, Dealers' Price, d. £. £. Claret, per H 35 a 60 6 Lisbon, per P 38 a .43 0 Port 42 a 51 2 Madeira 60 a 66 6 Sherry, per Bt 25 a 65 2 Mountain 28 a 36 THE PAMPHLET entitled " A SUPPLEMENT TO THE POOR MAN'S FRIEND," for which I solicit Subscriptions, points out clearly, and I hope, with some degree of precision, what may be considered by many as the best means of restoring the Poor to the Con- dition they w ere formerly in, when the Labourer, by his weekly Earnings, couid'provide Flour for Nine. When Wheat is at 221. per Load, the Poor maybe restored to their former Condition by a weekly Expence upon the Parish of 3| d. for each Individual. This Expence, for 473, will make a Rate for the Year, of Is. 6^ d. in the Pound, upon a Rental of 4,3921. The Work contains ap- propriate Tables, very useful to Magistrates, Overseers, and others, who may be concerned or feel an interest iu relieving the Poor. The Farmer need not be apprehensive that the Plan will militate against his Interest; for whilst it tends to better the Condition of others, it will also afford some considerable Advantage to himself. I have been nsked what Use this Book is of? What Good will it do? To which I rely— Benefit results from Improvement, Im- provement from Knowledge, and Know ledge from a close application to Study— 1 have offered this Book to the Public for what my Expences will amount to when it is printed. If I should obtain as much Support as a Stranger received by coming into this town to swallow a Sword, it will answer my purpose to print it, and I have no doubt but the liberal- minded part of the Community will readily acquiesce in the necessity of an investigation of some of the causes of our present Parochial Difficulties, with the view of suggesting an amelioration of them. Such Gen- tlemen as mean to encourage this Work, will please to enter their Names immediately upon the back of the Bills PRICES OF SUGAR, COFFEE, COCOA, & GINGER SUGAR, s. s Lately, at Felsted, Mr. Henry Ray, Gent, a respectable 1 left at Market Houses and principal Inns for that purpose; baize- maker, formerly of Bocking, . in the 58th year of his I by which they will oblige their respectful Servant, Colchester, November 8,1817. 1. BICKMORE Raw ( Barbad.) NO a 87 Do. very fine 89 a 93 Powder Loaves... 112 a 125 Single do. Br 110 a 112 Molasses... 37s. Od. a— s. Od. COFFEE. Dominica and Surinam. Fine 102 a 100 Good 95 a 100 Ordinary 88 a 98 Jamaica, fine 108 a 110 Good 94 a 98 Ordinary 88 a 92 Triage 76 a 01 Mocha 120 a 131 Bourbon..., loo a 105 St. Domingo 90 a 93 Java 105 a 11a COCOA. Trinidad 100 a 112 Carraccas 110 a 125 Surinam — a — GINGER. Jamaica white 200 a 300 black 75 a — Barbadoes 110 a 115 COURSE OF EXCHANGE. Amsterdam.. 37 S 2 B. Us. Ditto, at Sight. 37 2 Amsterdam 11 U C. F. Ditto, at Sight. 11 8 Rotterdam 12 11 12 Us. Hamburgh 34 10 24 Us. Altona 34 11 2^ Us. Paris, 3 day's sight 24- 40 Us. Ditto 24 60 2 Us Bourdeaux ditto 24 60 Madrid 38 Effective Cadiz 37i Effective. Bilboa t J— Barcelona — St. Sebastian's — Seville 37\ Gibraltar 32 Leghorn 49| Genoa 46J— Venice 26 — Malta 47 — Naples 42J. Palermo........ 124 per Oz. Lisbon 58 — Oporto 58 Rio Janeiro 62 Dublin 8i Cork 8| per ct. Agio of the Bank on Holl 2 PRICE OF STOCKS, NOVEMBER 7. Bank Stock 28R| 3 per Cent. Red. 82£ 3 per Cent. C. 82J Omnium p Ditto for Payt. Exchequer Bills — 4 per Ceut. 99 5 per Cent. Navy 1085 Long Ann. 21 Cons. for Acc. 83J South Sea Old Annuities GUARDIAN SOCIETY, Thursday se'nnight a numerous and respectable Meeting took place at the Egyptian Hall, Mansion- House, for the purpose of considering the Report of the Guardian Committee appointed to devise the most effectual means of checking the extravagant advance of prostitution in the City of London, There was a prodigious concourse of females. The different speeches had a powerful effect, parti- cularly upon those on whose sympathies the insti- tution seemed most to rely. The Lord Mayor was in the Chair. He opened the business of the day. Those to whom society is indebted for the restoration to it of numbers of individuals, who had forfeited their claims, sur- rounded him. Amongst them were the females of his Lordship's family, and those ladies who have been visiting Newgate, and reclaiming there for the last twenty years.. The Report was then read. It was a most awful history of vice; recorded the terrible number of brothels and of female procuresses, and attributed the birth of the most execrable crimes to the abounding and increasing multitudes of infamous women, who issue into the streets to make others as wretched and as depraved as themselves. As an instance of this deplorable fact, it was stated, that three parishes in the city contained 360 houses of ill- fame, and upwards of 3000 wretched women. The Report further stated, that the Guardian Society, in the midst of this scene of horror, were busied in affording opportunities of a return to virtue; that in many cases their efforts were wholly unsuccessful, many of the creatures of their charity having returned to their old practices. To this appalling picture, there was happily a reverse. The Report presented the soothing prospect of reformation in the cases of some, and its actual existence in others, who had been the victims of early seduction, and of a calculating and mercenary system of delinquency. It dwelt with peculiar delight, ( if the feeling is to be inferred from the language,) upon the aid of the Magistrates, particularly that given upon all occasions and under all circumstances by the Lord Mayor; and it recorded the case of a girl of sixteen, who was seduced, left almost naked, remote from friends, and almost from human beings, and delivered of a child behind a hedge. This was one of the objects to whom the protecting hand of the society was not held out in vain, and upon whom its religious voice had been well exercised. The Resolutions were agreed to unanimously. Thanks were voted to the Dukes of Kent and Sussex, to the Lord Mayor, & c. & c. and the Meet- ing separated. THE REAL CAUSE OF THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK. [ FROM THE LITERARY GAZETTE.] Professor Pictet, of Geneva, editor of the Biblio- theque Universelle, paid a visit in the month of July, 1817, on board an American corvette, lying in the harbour of Genoa, the owner of which, Mr. Crowninshield, is on a voyage of pleasure, and had already visited several ports in the Mediterranean. His vessel appeared on the outside to be a master- piece of naval architecture, and the interior ar- rangement and furniture were so convenient and elegant, that during its stay in the harbour it was constantly full of curious and admiring visitors. A sensible negro acts on board the vessel, in the double capacity of cook and of calculator of all the nautical observations, necessary for determining the latitudes and longitudes. This negro had lived two years in one of the Sandwich Islands, where Captain Cook was killed. The tradition of that event is preserved in the island ( Owhyhee); and according to him the following is the account given :— Captain Cook, who was in want of wood, as well as water, had perceived near the shore an old hut, which appeared to him to be neglected and gone to decay; and the wood of which he thought to be dryer than that of newly- felled trees; he therefore gave orders to pull down the hut, without having firs: consulted the natives. Neither he nor his peo- ple, doubtless, knew ( and after the turn the affair took none of them could learn) that the place was tabooed ( held sacred.)— The islanders did not hesi- tate a moment to prevent, by a desparate attack, an act which they considered as an impropriety; they killed some of the workmen, and put the others to flight. Probably those who escaped did not know the real cause of the attack which was so fatal to a part of the crew. The negro cook appeared much affected by the recollection of his abode in Owhyhee, and ardently desires to return thither. He described this island as the happiest country in the world ; and his ac- count of the moral, mild, and hospitable character of the inhabitants, displays a striking contrast to the opinion that has been formed of them, on account oi that unexpected, and as was supposed, unpro- voked attack. He had learned to speak the language of the country with tolerable fluency, and some words which he pronounced appeared to be at least as soft in their tone, as those of most of the Euro- pean languages. He was questioned respecting the cooking of the islanders, and particularly their manner of roasting hogs upon hot stones. His answers were very in- telligible and clear; and he often enhanced by various gestures the clearness of his descriptions. He bestowed great praises on the talents and the character of the King of the island. He is already possessed of a navy, and has sent ships to China. He has also a body guard, armed with muskets and lances, which they manage with dexterity. He employs himself with great ardour in the civiliza- tion of his people. The succession to the throne is hereditary, and the King has three wives. MURDER AND PIRACY. EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM W. PORTER, ESQ. CONSUL OF THE UNITED STATES AT PALERMO, DATED JUNE20. " i'ou will probably have read in the newspapers, before this reaches you, an account of the piracy and diabolical murd . « committed by six abandoned wretches about six weeks ago, on the north of this island. If, however, you should r. ot have seen any statement of this cold- blooded business, the follow- ing may serve : — " The miscreants armed themselves at Messina with muskets, sabres, and long knives, and pro- ceeded to a place three or four miles distant from that city, where they stole a small row- boat, and embarked themselves, taking a direction towards Melazzo ( thirty- tive miles on the coast west of Messina), near which place, in the afternoon, they took a station for the purpose of seizing upon a small vessel they knew to be ready to sail from Messina for this place, and on board of which they likewise knew of several passengers on whom they supposed money might be found, " Soon after the approach of this vessel, these wretches, apparently as fishermen, rowed towards her, and at about half past seven o'clock, being within the reach of musket shot, a volley was fired into her. Shortly after they boarded her, and in a few minutes murdered and mutilated every person on board. Of the murdered were twelve men, one woman, and one child ; and of the mutilated and left for dead were three men and two women. One of the twelve men, the woman, and the child, were of one family. To the woman two alternatives were offered, one of which was instant death, which she preferred. They then searched for money and other things; and actually, with all this carnage before their eyes, cooked victuals, and partook of a supper, and remained on board the vessel until the next morning. " In a few days afterwards, these same wretches took another small vessel, only a few miles distant from this harbour, bound to one of the Lepari islands, and after murdering three men, drove the remaining six under deck, nailed down the hatches, and bored holes for the purpose of sinking her: fortunately, however, a boy, who in the confusion had covered himself with one of the sails, and was not discovered by the villains, was able, with the assistance of those below, to uncover the hatchway, and the vessel was kept above water until assistance was rendered by some fishermen. " The day after this second butchery, the villains landed at one of the King's tunny fish establish- ments, about ten miles from this city, and retreated to the mountains. It was impossible, however, that such monsters should long escape being appre- hended. The orders of his Royal Highness the Hereditary Prince were prompt 011 the occasion, and the measures immediately taken did away the possibility of their escaping from the island. In a few days after, four of them were apprehended in this city ; one has since been found in Messina, and the other in a mountain near Catania. " The whole six were this morning exposed to the view of the inhabitants of Palermo. They have confessed their crimes, and have nothing now to wait for but the justice of this world, and the world to come." KOSCIUSKO. A singular felicity of reputation ever attended this admirable citizen and warrior. In the cause of genuine liberty he fought against injustice, and shamed both the tyrants and jacobins of the age. In his days of power, at the head of armies that adored his name, no false glory dazzled him, nor corrupt ambition could betray him. He nobly resisted the foreign potentates who laid waste his country ; not because they were Kings and Em- perors, but because they were invaders and oppres- sors. He combated with no rebellious sword, for no ambiguous object. He was no tawdry philo- sopher— nor yelling democrat— nor desperate ad- venturer— nor savage conqueror; in the rare and pure spirit of freedom and loyalty, he bled for the King and Constitution of his native country.— When Poland lost ker independence, Kosciusko lost his home; as she sunk he rose, but not upon her ruins. The Court of Russia would have al- lured this illustrious defender of the people whom she had subjugated, by temptations irresistible to vulgar minds. Bonaparte would have made him the flattered instrument of a spurious and hollow liberality to his countrymen but Kosciusko saw that their lot was irretrievable; and his own he refused to change. As a soldier and a patriot, in public life and in retirement, his principles were untainted, and his name unsullied. The Monarchs whom he opposed respected him ; the factions who failed to seduce, forbore to slander him; and he would have been the Washington had he not been the Wallace of Poland. AGRICULTURAL REPORT FOR OCTOBER. Wheat sowing has been generally retarded from the dryness of the clover- lays and the foul state of the bean eddishes. In many of the fallowed lands sown the last month, the seed lay so long in the ground without chitting, that it is feared much must have moulded and perished. The Wheat is found to rise well in proportion to the straw ; but that which was hastily got up in the unsettled weather ( too large a portion of the late harvest) still comes to market in a damp and cold state. Fine samples are in request at advancing prices.— Barleys of prime quality, which in most districts are scarce, are daily getting higher.— Oats are not likely to advance from the Fen crops having proved the largest and best grained that have been known for many years past.— Pease of all kinds are pro- ductive, but the Beans are not likely to produce half a crop.— Clover Seed, though in most parts well got up, is not expected to rise well.— Potatoes are generally abundant.— The young Clovers uever planted better.— The length of dry weather has proved injurious to the main crop of Turnips and early Coleseeds, and Oil- Cake has in consequence risen full 20 per cent.— The grazing countries are short of feed, and of water also.— Hay is getting up in price.— Lean Cattle are lower from the failure of Turnips and Coleseed ; but store Sheep and Lambs are daily advancing.— Good Cart Colts are dearer, and so are Cow- kine.— The Wool Market is brisk at a further advance for all sorts, but par- ticularly for Cloathing Fleeces. Another Report says— The harvest, in the most northern and backward counties, was at its height when the late rains commenced, which have, to a considerable degree, retarded its completion ; that, however, may be expected to take place in the course of the present month. Wheat in those districts will not reach an average crop, and will be an irregular sample. Barley is more abundant-, but a considerable part of the oats will be cut unripe. Barley and oats generally are very large and pro- ductive; the quality of the barley fine upon the best soils. Beans, and particularly grey pease, are abundant in the south, and scarcely half a crop in many parts of the north. Wheat on the ljest soils, and, as it has generally happened, where it was complained of as too thin planted in the spring, has fully equalled those which are called yielding years; the ears have been remarkably large, and eighty- five grains have been found in an cur— the double of an average number. The extreme fine- ness of September has been of inexpressible benefit 011 all hands, and particularly with respect to wheat, which was too hastily put together, and which the apprehensions of the farmers induced them to open and spread. Potatoes on middling lands are the largest crop ever known ; on the richest, it is said, they have run rather too much to haulm. Did the wheat crop equal that of the potatoe, there can be no doubt that, conjointly, they would equal a two years consumption for the population of this country. Late letters from the Continent express great doubts of the extent of their corn crops, as given in the public prints ; and the exaggerations in Fiance are attributed to the directors of the press. The grown and mildewed wheat in the north, and some parts of the midland districts, will detract considerably from the aggregate quantity and quality of the crop. Malt, it is said, will not be much, or speedily reduced in price ; the stocks being low, inconse- quence of the failure of the barley clop of last year. Turnips, coleseed, lattermath, both grass and clover, are in the utmost abundance; in conse- quence store stock has advanced in price, and greater stocks put to feed than during the last two seasons. Hops excellent in quality, and said to approach one- fifth of an average. Wool of both sorts a brisk trade, and little stock on hand. The early sown wheats in Wilts, Gloucestershire, and elsewhere, very forward and luxuriant. Wheat sowing in some parts very forward, in others not yet commenced, from the lateness of the harvest. Good horses of all kinds have brought remarkably high prices throughout the year. A general sur- plus of harvest labourers, and wages too low; many could not find employ. Fewer complaints from the country than in any reports of the last two years; but a general opinion that, under the present burthen of taxation, farming cannot be carried 011 at less than the present prices. If ocular demonstration, the best evidence that can be adduced, may be admitted in this case to carry its due weight, the corn harvest of Great Britain has been bountiful in a high degree; but it could not be expected that after a harvest so unfavourable as that of last year, and the extremely fickle weather for gathering it into the barn, the memory of such a misfortune should be forgot, by this time; or that the apprehension it was calcu- lated to inspire, should be annulled. The conse- quence has been, that not a few farmers, and these skilful farmers, too, have cut their crops too green ; and we know that some have brought them out from the barn, into the sunshine, to dry them more effectually. This accounts for the different reports from the Corn Market: never were finer specimens seen than some sent up to Mark lane, yet others have proved cold and moist. The bulk, when brought to sale, has proved to be, as yet, imperfect for the miller's use, and must be kept a while longer : it will recover, but the buyer thinks it best in the farmer's hands, for the present. In the interim, the fine specimens, being later reaped, are not ready for sale ; so that the best parcels fetch great prices, and are picked out by the judicious. Foreign wheat, being in finer condition, feels the advantage; and the demand has been lively, as a matter of course. Things must continue in this state till the fair average quality of the crop can be brought before the purchasers, and then there is reason to hope that the product will prove to be of infinite value, and an irresistible cause of grati- tude and thankfulness to every class of the com- munity. Trials have been made at Astracan, in Asiatic Russia, of the cultivation of the tea shrub, which have proved very successful, and are therefore particularly favoured by the Russian Govern- ment. Thursday se'nnight, an immense whale was found at sea, by the fishermen of North Sunderland, which, after great exertion, they succeeded in towing 011 shore at the pier of that place. Besides the shoal oi finners lately killed in the Tay, this is the fourth 1 chafe found on our coast this season. Saturday night, about eight o'clock, as Mr. Hughes, the principal officer of Limehouse, was passing Narrow- street, he heard in an obscure part of it, the groans of some one, as if in a dying state. Ongoing up to the place he saw a woman lying on her back insensible, cut and bruised about the head and body in a shocking manner. Several persons came up, and with the assistance of Brad- shaw, another officer, he conveyed her to a neigh- bouring house, where she continued in a state of delirium for nearly two hours. After she came to herself, she proved to be a most depraved female, who has for several years infested Limehouse: amongst various other names she has assumed those of Elizabeth and Mary Hussey. When in- terrogated as to her place of residence, and who so violently treated her, she persisted in giving no clue to the least information, and has ever since, in her lucid moments, kept the transaction a pro- found secret, although she frequently, when in a state of delirium, mentioned the name of Foy. This circumstance induced the officers to make inquiry after such a person, when they found there was a man of that name living in Poplar. On their going to take him into custody he made a desperate resistance, and for some time kept them at bay ; they at length succeeded, and on his person found a quantity of base money and four penknives, as well as other suspicious articles. He turns out to be a reputed thief, recognized by several police officers, who have for some time been looking after him. The unfortunate woman has been cohabiting with him for a long time. She lies in a most de- plorable state. PUNISHMENT OF WIFE SELLING! — A man recently came into Macclesfield market with his wife, whom he brought for sale with a halter round her neck: a bargain was soon struck, and she was disposed of for a sum somewhere between three and four shillings ; which coming to the ears of the worthy Mayor of that Borough, he caused them to be apprehended, and the husband, wife, and pur- chaser, ( who strove to shew he was only an agent in the business) have each been committed to Middle- wich House of Correction until next Quarter Ses- sions for the county of Chester. BIBLE SOCIETY.— On Friday the Anniversary Meeting of the Bible Society was held at the Egyptian Hall, Mansion- House. The Lord Mayor in the Chair.— It was excessively crowded. Amongst the Speakers were, Mr. Butterworth and Mr. C. Grant, and from the Report as well as the speeches, it was evident, that the circulation of the Bible had considerably increased since the last meeting. A large subscription was entered into at the doors.' THEATRICAL COINCIDENCE.— O11 the 21st of September, 1814, the Lyceum Company had their annual dinner at the Ship Tavern, Greenwich, ( the last that was given,) Mr. Raymond being then their acting Manager. It was usual before their dining hour to take a merry ramble into the Park.— Amongst other gambols was a sham duel, and poor Raymond was the man that fell. His funeral was agreed upon, and Mr. Penley was fixed upon as the undertaker. The whole company then arranged themselves and followed him, carried along in procession to the place of interment. Thus in little more than three years the scene has been partly realized. On Sunday se'nnight, nearly the same party followed him to the grave, and Penley, who had within these few months quitted the stage, and entered into business as an upholsterer and undertaker, was called upon professionally to assist in the last sad duties to his much lamented late Manager. The following dreadful accidents occurred on Sunday se'nnight, to two children of a farmer re- siding at Castledreinog, Cardiganshire:— One of them, a girl, about eleven years of age, having used a whip for the purpose of driving away a boar that stood near her, the enraged animal flew at her, and, with his tusks, inflicted several deep wounds on her breast, before she could be rescued from her perilous situation. While the mother of this poor child was engaged in dressing, in the best manner she was able, her bleeding wounds, an infant son, not above four years old, took up the whip his sister had just before used, and, in at- tempting to punish the boar for the injury done to her, fell a victim to the fury of the ferocious animal. The boar, before any assistance could be rendered, had torn out the entrails of the child, whose dreadful sufferings and existence terminated together, on the following day. The little girl's life was also despaired of. The boar was immediately killed. SWINDLING.— On Friday a true bill was found against no fewer than thirteen persons, most of whom are Jews, for a conspiracy and swindling to an immense extent.— The way in which this nefa- rious scheme is stated to have been carried on is as follows:— The projectors procured a broken- down publican, who had turned to the honourable profes- sion of a crimp, whom they set up as a merchant, by depositing in his name a considerable sum of mo- ney in the hands of a banker; and that money was subscribed amongst them. Upon the credit of this, the new merchant was enabled to go into the mar- kets, especially for Manchester goods, and make purchases to a very large amount. If any man was careful enough to doubt the bills he offered in pay- ment, his answer was, " O, ' tis of no consequence, I'll give you a check for the amount; which he im- mediately did on the joint fund. This had the in- stantaneous effect of stopping the mouths of all the sceptics, and completely established his credit. By these means he was enabled to obtain good3 to a large amount himself, and his sleeping partners in this firm raised large sums of money on his bills, which no one was daring enough to dispute. The amount for which the Grand Jury have found the bill against the thirteen defendants is no less than 50,0001. and it is said that an equal sum was raised by them 011 their bills. It appears that the osten- sible merchant did not realize a fortune, notwith- standing the extent of his dealings, and the magni- tude of his profits; for while this flourishing con- cern was carrying on, he was summoned to the Court of Requests for a debt of 28s. which he re quested time to pay ; but in the mean time he made off', and has not since been taken. The parties will be tried next Old Bailey Sessions, if they do not previously move it into another Court. The bill of indictment against them occupies several yards of parchment, and bail to the amount of 100,0001. will be exacted for those of the party who are in custody. EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES.— On Satur- day last, as Lewis Troughton, the beadle of Christ- church, Southwark, was walking along Blackfriars- road, he observed two boys, dressed in the French costume, surrounded by a great number of persons. One was about twelve years of age, and the other between nine and ten. The latter sat upon the ground, crying; his brother was leaning over him, begging him to walk on : he said that he could not walk any further, for his feet were covered with blisters, and his legs ( as were the other boy's) badly swelled. Troughton asked them how they came to be in the situation in which he found them ? and from their asmvers, he was induced to take them before Mr. Evance, where they made the following statement:— The elder boy said that his name was Alexander Walker, and his brother was named Wil- liam ; that his father lived in the county of Tyrone, Ireland, and was an officer in a dragoon regiment. About four months ago, his father and mother re- ceived a letter from the wife's father, a Frenchman, residing near Amiens, stating that he was danger- ously ill, and wished to see his dlaughter before he died. His mother took him and his brother over to France, and the grandfather died a few days after their arrival. A fortnight afterwards, their mother was taken ill, and expired about a month ago. A French lady, anacquaintance of the old gentleman's, sold the clothes left by the mother, and after clothing them, gave them a small sum, which she said was the whole of the property remaining, and then di- rected them on the road to Boulogne. When they arrived at Boulogne, they were entirely destitute; and on a representation of their condition to an English Captain, were received on board a Dover packet, and gratuitously conveyed to Dover, where they arrived about a week ago, and walked from thence to London, begging their way. Their money was now all gone, and their feet were so sore that they could not proceed any further. The eldest said, that his father was still in Ireland; and if he and his brother could only get to Dublin, they should there find friends who would lend them assist- ance to get home.— The Overseers of Chistchurch, with a promptness which reflects credit on their character, took the little travellers immediately into their protection, and promised to assist them on their journey, when they were sufficiently reco- vered to proceed. The Court of Assizes of Douai lias just con- cluded a process, of which the following are the principal details:— On the 31st of May, 1817, Petit, Dotiere, father and son ( the latter sixteen years M" age), armed with pistols, hatchets, and thick bludgeons, met in a wood at a little distance from a farm- house called La Couturelle, dependent 011 the commune of Eppe Sauvage, and inhabited by two old people, husband and wife. When the party arrived there, Dotiere, the younger, was de- sired to examine if there were any strangers in the house, by entering it on pretence of lighting his pipe. The young ruffian executed his commission, and reported that a female stranger was in the house.( Petit declared that this circumstance should not. frustrate the expedition. The three robbers there-, fore proceeded to the house. Petit demanded and: received bread : he then demanded 000 francs, and was refused; upon which he attacked the wife of the farmer, and gave her a blow with an iron weapon on the head, threatening her with instant death if she refused to declare where her money was deposited. She mentioned a neighbouring field : he forced her to the specified place, and not discovering in it the expected treasure, he massacred her with his hatchet, and carried ht! r dead body to the bank of a neighbouring river. Having returned to the house, the murderer found there Dotier," the father, who, after having with the assistance of his son assassinated the farmer, called Devaux, was busied in searching the house for money. The son of Dotier, meanwhile, armed with a bludgeon, stood guard over Bernard, the female stranger, whom chance had conducted to the house. Petit, desperate on failing in discovering the money, and' having attempted in vain to break open a coffer, returned to the corpse of the woman he had mur- dered, to search in her pocket for the key. He found the key, but having dropped it in passing across the field, both he and his two accomplices were obliged to renounce the advantage they ex- pected from their crimes. They all three departed, carrying with them only some bacon and ham. At their departure the unfortunate old man, whom they had left for dead, revived, and, with the as- sistance of the woman Bernard, crawled to the house of his nephew, who lived at a little distance. Justice was immediately informed of the crime. Petit succeeded, however, in escaping to a foreign country. Dotiere, on his arrest, made full con- fession of his guilt, but he died in prison. " Dotiere the son, therefore, was the only one of the three tried. He was condemned to death as an accom- plice in the murder and robbery. DUEL EXTRAORDINARY. — A Mr. B , of. Brighton, had been in treaty to purchase a piece of ground of Mr. L.- but some trifling objection arose in respect of price. Mr. L. afterwards sold the land to another person, which effended Mr. B. as he had received a promise from Mr. L. tfrv. it should not so be parted with, until he had give 11 Mr. B. notice to that effect. Mr. L. denied this promise, and received from Mr. B. the lie direct.—• Indignant at this expression, Mr. L. demanded sa- tisfaction, which was refused in any way short of an hostile meeting. Mr. L. then retired to procure weapons, and returned, not with pistols, but with a brace of formidable horsewhips ; and, accompanied with the insulting appellation of Coward, desired Mr. B. to take one. Mr. B. consented, but proposed a removal to the Downs, with their friends, which was instantly agreed to. Arrived at a suitable spot, the parties took oft their coats, and the contest im- mediately began. The stripes exchanged were barbarously severe— face, head, shoulders, back, and loins, received the blows, until neither party had a sound place about him from the waist up- wards. This flagellation continued for nearly twenty minutes, with equal resolution on both sides, when, nearly exhausted, they halted, as by mutual consf ut. The friends 011 both sides, however, interlered, and urged the propriety of an amicable adjustment, and this, at last, was effected, by Mr. L. expressingsi r- row at having made use of the term Coward, when Mr. B. admitted, that the provocation he had given was a hasty expression, and for which he then lelt an equal regret. The parties have both suffered much from the wounds they received. FOUR- IN- HAND.— No man ever employed so much time, or so much property, in practical or speculative sporting as George, third Earl of Ox- ford. Amongst his fanciful experiments was his determination to drive four red deer ( stags) in a phaeton, instead of horses, and these fie had re- duced to perfect discipline for his excursions and short journeys upon the road; but unfortunately, as he one day driving to Newmarket, their ears were accidentally saluted with the cry of a pack of hounds, which, soon after approaching the road in the rear, immediately caught scent of the four- in- hand, and commenced a new kind of chace with " breast- high" alacrity. The novelty of this scene was rich beyond description. In vain did his Lordship exert all his charioteering skill; in vain did his well- trained grooms energetically endeavour to ride before them; reins, trammels, and the weight of the carriage were of no effect; oft' they went with the celerity of a whirlwind, and this modern phaeton, n the midst of his tlcctriciil vi— brations of fear, bade fair to experience the fate of his namesake. Luckily, however, his Lordship had been accustomed to drive his Hudibrastic set of " fiery- eyed" steeds to the Ram Inn, at New- market, which was most happily at hand. Into the yard they suddenly bounded, to the dismay of the ostlers and stable- boys, who seeihed to have lost every faculty upon the occasion. Here they were fortunately overpowered, and the stags, the phaeton, and his Lordship, were all instantly hud- dled together in a large barn, just as the hounds appeared in full cry at the gate. CURIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE.— A few days since the hounds of Mr. Campion, of Danny, being out hunting, made a grand and simultaneous rush on an old woman carrying a basket, which, in her fright, she let fall, and, screaming, ran away. The surprise of the hunters was extreme; but, on their reaching the spot, it instantly vanished, when they discovered that the basket in question contained 110 less than eight hares, which, very naturally, had attracted the scent of the hounds. The woman ( who is supposed to be connected with poachers) did not return to claim the property, which, of course, proved a very valuable acquisition to the sports of the day. BULLION.— Portugal gold in coin, and foreign gold in bars, were on Tuesday at 41. new dollars at 5s. 3d. and silver bars at 5s. 3 jd. 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. CATTERMOLE BOTESDALE Mr. H. EDWARDS BRANDON Mr. CLARKE BILLERICAY THE POSTMASTER C. HEDINGHAM... THE POSTMASTER CHELMSFORD MR. KELHAM COGGESHALL Mr. S. FROST COLNE, EARLS MR. J CATCHPOOL CAMBRIDGE MR. THORPE DEDHAM Mr. GRICE DUNMOW Mr. DODD EYE Mr. BARBER HARWICH HAVERHILL HADLEIGH HALSTED 1NGATESTONE... IPSWICH Mr. SEAGER Mr. T. 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