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Bells Weekly Messenger


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Bells Weekly Messenger

Christening of Queen Victoria
Date of Article: 28/06/1819
Printer / Publisher: J. Bell J. Bell
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BELL S WEEKLY No. 1218. dmvtoatfZ mition, MESSENGER. JUNE 28, 1819. Price Sid From feveral external Imitations of this Prints it is b ecome necessary to introduce LONDON MARKETS AND PRICE CURRENT. CORN EXCHANGE, MARK- LANE. Monday, June 28.—( Tiro o'clock)— There was a small supply of Wheat this morning from Essex, Kent, and Suffolk ; the sales were brisk, at the early p* n the market, at an ad- vance ef 3a. to 4s. per quarter since last Monday.— Barley is rather dearer; likewise Boiling and Grey Pease.— There were targe supplies of Foreign Oats, which were taken off at last week's prices.— Rye and Beans maintained their prices.— In Rapeseed and Linseed but little doing.— Flour is advanced 5s. per sack. Friday, June 25 — Fine Wheat experienced a ready sale this morning, at last Monday's prices.— Fine fresh Oats sold at an advance of Is. per quarter since last Monday.— Barley, Beans, and Pease, were respectively dearer.— Rapeseed and Linseed with little variation. CURRENT PRICES OF GRAIN FOR THE WEEK, Per Winchester Measure of Eight Bushels. Monday, June 28. s. Red Wheat 68 Wbite ditto 65 Rve 34 Brank, or Buck Wheat 34 Barley 28 Pale Malt 65 Feed Oats 19 Brew nr Poland ditto 24 New Tick Beans 38 Old ditto — New Pigeon ditto 44 Boiling Pease 42 Grey Pease 40 Rapeseed per last £ 40 FOREIGN. American — Dautzic 63 Riga and Wismar 46 Russia aud Vrieslaud ditto .. 44 Rye 28 Barley 27 Feed Oats 16 Brew or Poland ditto 23 Tick Beans 28 Pigeon ditto .............. 30 Boiling Pease 38 Grey Pease 36 Linseed 48 Friday, June 25. s. ( ted Wheat 58 White ditto 63 Itye 31 Brank, or Buck Wheat 34 liarley 2o Pale Malt 515 Feed Oats 19 Brew or Poland ditto 24 Tick Biaus 38 l — Old ditto — a — l 48 Pigeon ditto 42 • 48 i 48 Boiling Pease 40 a 48 I 45 Grey Pease 37 a 45 l £ 42[ Rapeseed per last £ 40 a£ 42 FOREIGN. i — American — i 76 Dantzic 63 » 58 Riga and Wismar 46 a 50 Russia and Vriesland ditto.. 44 Rye .... Barley . a 24! Feed Oats Brew or Poland ditto Tick Beans •••••• i Pigeon ditto Boiling Peas* Grey Pease Linseed .. per quarter 28 27 17 23 28 30 38 36 48 AVERAGE PRICE OF CORN, Per Quarter, of ENGLAND and WALES, for the Week ending June 19,1819, extracted from Saturday's Gazette. Wheat. I Rye. | Barley. | Oats. I Beans. I Pease. I Oatmeal a. d. I s. d. J s. d. j s. d. s. d. s. d. | s. d. 68 9 I 46 6 I 40 0 I 27 6 I 50 10 1 50 9 | 25 8 AVERAGE PRICE OF CORN, Per Quarter, of ( he TWELVE MARI TIME DISTRICTS of ENGLAND and WALES, for the week ending June 19, 1819 Wheat. | Rye. d. 68 11 d. 46 I I Barley. 1 | Oats. | Beans. I 1 Pease. 1 s. d. 8. d. a d. s. d. 1 36 10 j 1 25 11 1 I 49 3 1 1 49 5 1 Oatmeal, s. a. 24 6 IMPORTS OF THE LAST WEEK. Wheat. Barley. Malt. Oats. Rye. Beans. Pease. Rapeseed English 4,258 130 2137 4296 — 158 55 9 Irish .... — 660 — — -— Foreign.. 50 2935 35422 — 1480 — Iffll, — FLOUR. Essex, 1775— Exeter, 83— Ipswich, 320— Kent, 671— I. ynn, 44— Yarmouth, 330 — Berwick, 50- Dundee, 60— Cowes, 155— Total, 3498 Sacks. PRICE OF SEEDS, Ikc. Turnip, Wbite, Red and Greeu Mustard, Brows White per bushel 16 18 14 Canary per quarter 120 a 130 Cinque Foin . . 50 a 56 Rye ( irass . . . -— 18 a 34 Clover, Red, . White , . per cwt. Foreign, Red —— . -, White . Trefoil Carraway ( new) Coriander . . . PRICE OF FLOUK, per Sack of Five Bushels, or 2801ns. Monday. s. a. I Monday. s. FineEnglish Flour 55 a 60 I American Flour 38 Second ditto 50 a 55 1 per barrel it 1| cwt. BREAD, 8} d. to 10id. the Quartern Loaf. 42 Smithfield. £ s. Hay .... 4 0a Clovar .. 40a SUaw.... 1 ! 8 a PRICES OF HAY AND STRAW. St. James's. £ s. 6 6 7 7 2 16 Hay ... Clover .. Straw .. £ 3 10 0 0 . 2 14 £ s. 6 17 0 0 3 1 Whitechapel. £ s. Hay .... 5 5 a Clover ... 7 7 » Straw.... 2 12 a £ >. 6 6 8 8 2 18 PRICE OF MEAT AT SMITHFIELD. Exclusive of the Offal, which consists of Head, Entrails, and Hide, and is worth about Id. peril).— Per atone of 81b. Monday, June 28. Beef 3 8 a 5 6 Mutton 4 0 a 5 6 Veal 4 0 a 5 4 Pork 4 8 a 6 4 Lamb 4 8 a 6 6 Head of Caltle at Smithfield. Beasts 1.850 Sheep and Lambs 18,500 Pigs 320 Calves 310 Beef... Mutton Veal .., Pork Lamb Friday, June 25. 4 4 4 4 Head of Cattle it Smithfield. Beasts 590 Sheep and Lambs 7,340 Pigs 290 Calves 33* Adairs Bute Burdon Eighton Ileaton Holywell Newcastle PelawMain Pontop Windsor's Tan field Moor - Townly Main COAL EXCHANGE.— Friday, June 25, NEWCASTLE. a. d 8. d. Wallsend Brown's : ms 9 35 ( 1 Wallsend Manor 35 6 35 ( 1 Wallsend Newmarch 3ft 3 34 0 Wallsend Russel 39 • 34 0 VVylam Moor ... 33 « 37 0 SUNDERLAND. 34 0 Durham Main ... 32 9 31 t. Hedworth 32 n 34 0 Lambton .... 32 0 33 0 Wallsend Lambton 37 A 34 6 Wallsend Nesham 37 e 36 3 Wall, end Stewart - - 39 0 the present. Distinction, as a Guard against the Substitution of any other Paper. AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN, FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, By theQuarter of Eight Winchester Bushels, and of Oatmeal per Bollof 140it) 5. Avoirdupois, from the Returns received iu the Week ended June 19,1819 CURRENT PRICES OF SPIRITS AND WINES, As in the Bonded Warehouses, exclusive of Duty. SPIRITS, per Gallon. •. d. s. d. 3 10 a 4 6 3 0 a 3 3 C a 4 10 0 a 0 8 0 a 2 3 8 a 2 10 0 a 4 0 4 a 2 8 6 a 0 0 3 a 0 0 3 a 0 0 0 a 0 0 Brandy, Cognac .. • , Bordeaux , Cette, uncertain 2 ——, Naples O , Spanish, 2 Hollands, Geneva ...... 2 Rum, Jamaica 3 —, Leeward Islands 2 Malt Spirits, British 15 Irish, . . 15 Scotch 15 Rectifi. Spirits of Wine 0 Calcavellos per 140 Gallons 48 BactUa... — 140 SO Shenjr.. 130 30 Mountain 126 — 25 Benecarlo —— 126 — 12 Bronte.. 112 20 Teneriffe 12 » 25 Mt.^ Etna, Direct 110 25 East India 110 49 Do. Cargo 120 17 Madeira Direct 110 . 50 West India 110 55 Cape .... 110 ) 8 Claret .... 54 35 Do. Cargo 54 — 8 Vin de Grave — 54 28 Marcella 112 20 Champa. 6 doz. cases per doz. WINES. £ £ Port, Old— per 138 Gallons. .54 a 60 , New 138 40 a 48 Lisbon.. 140 40 a 44 r ( Duty on Wine 78. 7d. per Gallou, excepting Madeira and Cape, the former of which is 7s. 8d. the latter 2s. 6td.) t so 65 38 20 36 38 30 45 20 53 76 24 65 15 35 « SUGAR. s. Raw ( Barbad.) 67 Do. very fine 84 Powder Lvs. 98 Single do. Br. 94 Molasses ... 32 COFFEE. Demer. and Domf Fine . .. . 126 per Cwt. s 8. 8. 8 Good 115 a 124 Java 126 a 1.38 Ordinary . . 102 a 112 COCOA. Jamaica, Fine 126 a 130 Trinidad . . — a — Good .... 108 a 124 Caraccas . . — a — Ordinary . . 96 a 105 Grenada . — a — Triage ... Mocha . . , . 75 a 94 GINGER. 115 a 133 Jam. white. 120 a 160 Bourbon . . 105 a 110 black . 56 a — St. Domingo .105 a 108 Barbadoes . 75 a — THE AVERAGE PRICE OF BROWN OR MUSCOVADO SUGAR, Computed from the Returns made in the Week ending June 23, 1819, is £ 1 19s. 3i" d. per cwt. exclusive of . tie Duties of Customs paid or payable thereon on importation thereof into " Great Britain. PRICE OF COTTON VVUOL, perlb.—( Duty pam. J Berkice - . - - - 1 Demerara - - - - 1 Surinam - - - - 1 Jamaica - - - - - 1 Bahama - - ... 1 St. Dominge - - - 1 Maranham - - - - 1 Bahia ..... 1 Pernambncco - - - 1 d. 2 2 a 6 a 0 a 0 a 0 a 4i a 41 a 7 a Para ... . RioJaueiro Bowed Georgia Sea- Island ditto New Orleans - Surafe- - - - - o Bengal ..... o Bourbon .... 1 Smyrna - - a. - 1 - o - l - l i 5 4 0 10 a. d. 1 3 0 0 1 2 2 6 1 3 0 10 0 8 2 3 1 1 FOREIGN WOOLS, per lb. s. d. a. d. Spanish Sheep, Leonesa 5 O a 6 3 • Segovia 3 9 a 5 O — —— Soria.. 3 0 a 4 9 Seville 2 3 a 3 9 s. d. s. d Saxon Electoral 8 u a 9 3 Do. in Fleece ,. 3 6 a 5 0 Bohemia assorted 4 0 a 5 9 Do. in Fleece 2 6 a 3 9 STOCK in the WAREHOUSES, and DELIVERIES for the LAST WEEK Present Stock. Total delivered. SUGAR— 10,406 hhds. ..... 2068 2,948 tierces .... 697 COFFEE— 7,957 casks 1076 20,152 bags ..... 2473- RUM—— 9,509 puncheons - - - . 610 130 hhds. - - - . . 5 Bast Heifers and Steera 2 C a 2 10 Middling .- 2 2 a 2 4 Ordinary - -- 1 8 a 2 0 English Horn .... OOaOO RAW HIDES, PER STONE of 81b,. >. d. a. d. s. d. Market Calf, each ... 8 0 Shearlings ...... 0 0 Polled . ...... 90 Lambs — ------ 1 6 >. tf. 0 0 0 10 0 0 4 0 PRICE OF LEATHER AT LEADENHALL, per lb. d. d. Butts50 toselbt. each..., 20 a 21 Dressing Hides 15 a 171 Fine Coach Hides 17} a 19 Crop Hides, 35 to 401bs. for cutting 155 a 17} Crop Hides, 45 to501 bs. ., 18 a 20 d. CalfSkim 30 to 40lbs. ., 22 Ditto ..„.. S « to 70lbs. .. 30 Ditto 70 to 801bs. .. 26 Tanned Horse Hidea ...... 1 c Small Seals, ( Greenland) .. 20 Large ditto perdozen..., 60s. 28 35 23 18 24 86s PRICE OF MEAT AT NEWGATE AND LEADENHALL MARKETS. ( By the CARCASE, per Stone of 8lb » .) _ . •• d. a. d | s, d. 8. d. Beef 3 8 a 5 0 Veal 4 O a 5 8 Mutton 4 4 a 5 0 | Pork 4 4 , 5 4 Lamb, 5s. 4d. to 6 « . 4d. OILS.— Fish Oil, 252 Gallons, per Tun— Seed ditto, 236 Gallons, per Tun. £ a Greenl. Whale .... 32 0 Old ditto Pale Seal 35 0 OliVe 85 0 £ — 0 0 0 Spermaceti .. Linseed...,., Pale Rape ... a 0 0 1 Gallipoli £ 65 0 42 0 45 0 85 0 £ 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 CURRENT PRICE OF HEMP, per Ton. £ 8. £ B. c £ a. £ Riga, Rhine 47 0 a 0 0 I Ont- shot 38 0 a 0 Petersburg!,, clean.. 42 0 a 43 0 | Half- clean 36 0 a 0 Archangel « ... CURRENT PRICE OFTLFC, aer Barrel. - 6d. | Stock liol 19s. Od PRICE OF HOPS IN THE BOROUGH, ' ER CWT.) June 26.' Delivered at 12s. advance from the above prices. 574 Ships at Market— 36} Sold— remain unsold 20}. PRICE OF NEW POTATOES PEIt CWT. Wares, > 0s. to l' 2s.— Middlings, 7s. 86}} 18 Bank Stock . 3 per Cent. Reduced [ 68} 7} 3 per Cent. Consols 3} per Cent I 4 per Cent. Consols Sper Cent. Navy Ann. Bank Long Annuities Imperial 3 perCt. Ann. Irisn 5 per Ceut. . . . India Stock India Bonds Omnium Exchequer Bills 2d. State Lottery Tickets © eosols Or Opening . PRICES OF THE PUBLIC FUNDS. I Monday. { Tuesday jWednes. 1 216 ,217 6711 67} 75} 86i § 17 15- 16 75} 8f.# 17 18 654 p 2 d 2 d Ii 2 d 1} d ,11 d > 1} d 1 pm Id 2 d p 2d p 2 d £ 19 18s l£ t9 18s. £ 19 I8>. 682 JG883 .68}} Thurs. I Friday. Saturday 215 1215 216 — 661j [ 66} 7 — IT4| T New Pockets. Farnhara Kent Sussex Essex Yearlings £ a II « 0 7 0 7 15 6 6 Ne* Bags. Kent Sussex . Yearlings s. 5 10 5 0 4 4 20s. £. 8 1 7 0 5 IS I 5 15 PRICE OF TALLOW IN LONDOI.- June 25,1819. s. d. WhitechapelMarket3 9} , St. James's Market 3 10 Clare Market..... 0 0 7 7} I Average 3 9}. TALLOW CHANDLERS' IALL. Price of Candies— Moulds, 13s. 6d. per dozen.— Stares, 13s. Od per ditto. , s. ! ^ Town Tall, prewt. 666 Russia do. Candle 67 0 >- White ditto 62 » . Melted Stuff 56) 1 Rough ditto .... 34 t 8. d 0 Good Dregs . .. 10 0 Curd Soap.... .. 10- 2 ( 1 Mottled .. 98 0 Yellow ditto.. .. 66 0 PRICES OF GOLD AND SIliVER. £ s. d. 75| 17JI | I7Ji Holiday. 1 1 Id ; 2 1 d 2}} i d 2m d 2 1 d 1 2 d £ 19 18s 18S 67j| ,68 71 8 £ 19 18s PortugalGold, in Coin, 3 ID Operoz. New Dollaa. Foreign Gold, in Bars 3 19 0 New Doubloons 0 0 0 £ s. d- NewDolhut o S Oiper oz Silver in Bars tttand... O i 2} New Louis, tack 0 0 0 MARYLAND. Yellow Fine Colour Good ditto. Middling ditto . Coloury Brown Leafy . . Ord. and Scrubs . CURRENT PRICE OF TOBACCO per lb. d. 1 5 1 2 1 0 0 11 • 10 0 8 0 1 1. d. VIRGINIA. « . » . Fine Irish Wrapp. 0 7 Fine Blk & Swt. sc. o 6 Part ditto .0 5} Dry and Oidiiwy . 0 4 Lux or Stript Leaf 0 7 Stalks ( none) . — — s. d. 0 0 0 6} 0 6 0 4} 0 7} Tobacco regularly imparted in packages, containing acttatslhaa450lb. net may be entered, landed, and warehoused. Free— When t> Mk out far Hunt Use, Qr Manufacture, Customs lid. per lb,— Excise 2s. M. per t. Middlesex....... Surrey Hertford Bedford Huntingdon Northampton Rutland Leicester Nottingham Derby Stafford ,... Salop Hereford Worcester Warwick Wilts Berks Oxford Bucks Breeon Montgomery Radnor 8. d. 68 1 68 4 65 0 65 8 5S 10 61 10 61 6 69 3 69 2 74 6 72 8 73 8 63 6 67 5 65 4 65 2 63 9 64 10 70 2 73 7 68 2 Rye. Barley Oats. Beans. Pease. Oalto. 8. d. s. d. s d. s. d. 8. d . 8. d. 34 0 30 2 28 1.) 46 7 39 9 17 3 34 0 34 0 28 2 44 e 40 0 0 62 0 35 4 27 6 47 3 46 6 O — 0 35 0 28 4 50 0 51 6 • — 0 3 « 0 24 2 45 0 « 0 • — 0 39 4 25 3 48 6 — 0 _ « — 0 40 e 26 0 56 0 _ 0 38 8 45 e 45 6 26 6 60 10 59 0 0 44 0 33 3 27 8 50 6 — 0 « — 9 42 6 31 2 56 0 74 8 0 — 0 50 0 27 11 54 1 — 0 . 0 55 0 40 7 33 8 0 — 0 _ 0 51 2 36 9 35 2 60 11 57 0 t) — 0 43 0 35 9 61 8 — 0 0 0 — 0 41 8 32 6 60 4 if, 0 — 0 36 9 29 8 55 6 — 0 0 — 0 36 10 31 7 52 3 56 0 0 — 0 38 0 29 4 48 0 48 0 0 — 0 43 6 31) • 1 51 8 0 0 — 0 45 4 24 8 — 0 0 26 8 — 0 48 0 39 5 — 0 — 0 27 6 — 0 42 8 30 4 — 0 — 0 0 MARITIMECOCNTIES Districts. r Essex Ist j Kent t Sussex „ d f Suffolk < Cambridge 3d Norfolk .„, t Lincoln . 4th f , t York ... C Durham Stn I Northumberland 1 c Cumberland .... tltB I Westmorland... « " f Flint J Denbigh 8th < Anglesea I Carnarvon ' Merioneth .... i Cardigan 9th Pembroke J Carmarthen .... t Glamorgan .... ( Gloucester .... 10th ^ Somerset ' Monmouth .... Iltli f Dev0" 1,1,1 { Cornwall 12H1 $ Dorset c Hants Wheat s. d. 63 1 65 2 65 11 63 9 60 7 61 4 63 10 6 0 7 8 0 9 0 5 1 0 Rye. s. d. 31 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — ( 1 46 0 — 0 40 0 44 0 57 2 60 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 0 0 • 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 Barley 0, — 0 — 0 32 8 40 0 60 0 — 0 — 0 34 4 40 10 39 11 6 4 5 8 4 4 4 — 0 30 10 34 9 35 5 37 6 Oats. s. d. 24 6 28 II 29 6 26 8 21 < 1 28 y 21 0 22 0 29 26 ) 0 26 4 31 0 25 10 27 7 27 11 23 10 32 0 2fi 6 Beans. Pease. Oal m. 8. d. s. d. s. d. 41 7 14 0 — 0 43 7 43 0 — 0 45 0 — 0 46 9 — 0 0 44 1 — 0 — 0 44 2 49 0 — <> 49 0 — 0 — II 51 2 — 0 30 c — 0 — 0 — ( i — 0 48 10 — 0 — 0 — » — ti —• 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 20 8 — 0 — 0 19 5 — 0 — 0 — « — 0 — 0 —* 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 0 0 ,0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 a^. 0 54 0 50 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — A — 0 — 0 — « ' — 0 — 0 0 56 4 — 0 — " i COUNTRY MARKETS. The LAST MARKET- DAY PRICES, ( Received by this Morning's Post J Wheat. Rye. Barley. Ash- borne C63 a 80 f— a — I— a — C per guar, [ periling, [ per ditto. Bath C60 a 72 I — a — I pertjuar. | per ditto. Birming { 8 0a9 6 I — a — ham I jerbush.' | per ditto. 35 a 40 per ditto. Canter. 5 bury X Chester- f 72 field { per qnar. 5 0a6 6 per ditto. 52 a 741— a — 132 „ 38 per guar. | per ditto. | per ditto. Col- f 15'. a 17'. Chester. < per load. per ditto. 55 A FJ 5 per ditto. Darling- c is ton t per boll. — a — I 24 a 32 per ditto. I per guar. I 12 a — 19 a — | per ditto. [ per ditto. Derby { 72 d 80 1 ~ • - J I per guar. | per ditto. | per ditto. Devize9 | 75 a 841 — a — 139 a 42 per guar. | per ditto. | per ditto. Grant- { 60 a 72/— a — ham C per guar. | perdilto. Hull f 60 a 68 1— a — t per guar. | per ditto. Oats. 28 a 40 per ditto. | Pease. Beans. 8. S. 58 a — |— a — per ditto. | per ditto. 24 a 35 1 56 a 68 I — „ _ per ditto. I per ditto. | per di, 7 0.1? <- 1 per ditu . 40.' 4 0a5 0 1 per ditto. I f 6a8 0I perdilto. I 22 a 32 per ditto. 46 A 50 140 per ditto. [ per ditlo 30 « 42 156 a — 180 a — per ditto. | per ditto. | per ditto 40 a 44 1 40 S per ditto. | per ditto. 24 a 30 per ditlo. 7 0a8 0 113 a 14 j— a — per ditto. | per ditto [ per ditto. 25 a — per ditto. | per ditto. per ditto. per ditto. Hunger- 154 a 72 ( — a — J>$ r ditto. I per d it to. 34 a 38 22 a 30 / 50 a 55/— i ~ per ditto, per ditto. | per ditlo. | per ditto 24 a 30 f 18 a 21 I — a — ,— u—~ perditto. l | wdUto. | per ditto. | per ditto ford Hunt- / 56 1 per guar. ingdon 67 / — a — 13J a 35 per ditto. | perdittn. . — _ 38 ( 24 a 35 per guar. -| per ditto. | per ditlo. | per ditto. Ipswich | 61 a 69 1— a — 133 a 38 per guar. | per dillo. | per ditto. Leeds Lewes f25 a 28 I— a — j 30 a 38 t_ pei^ adJj> erjuar!| per ditto. Lichfield f9 6f10.0 « per bush. 52 a 64 | — a — 138 a — per guar. [ per ditto. | per ditto. — a — 15 6a6 0 perditlo. | per ditto. 22 a 28 | perditto. I 42 a 60 | — a — per dillo. | per ditto. 26 a 30 per ditto. 43 a 4& | — n — perditto. J per ditto. 20 a 31) perditto. 40 a 43 per ditto. 42 a 45 per ditte per ditto. 4 0a4 9 perditlo. Lincoln fei a 701- * - I36 * 38 ( 20 a - I per guar. [ per ditto. | per dillo. [ per ditto. Liver- f 8 3al0 9 I pool t per 701b. | 20 a 22 I — a — per load. | per ditto. per ditto. | per ditto. 8 0a9 per ditto per ditto. Louth fm ' 71 |- C perauar. | Lynn £ f — a — I 3 6a5 0 13 2j3 if per guar. [ per 801b. | per 451b. per ditto. | per ditto a 48 1 — m — per guar. | perguar. Maid- stone per guar. I per ditto. Newark { « New- bury 72 per guar. a 48( 17 a 22 140 a pei^ ditto. J per ditto. | per dittoj per ditto. | — a — 1 28 a 33 ( 22 a 28 1 40 a 46 142 o Jr. per ditto. | per ditto. | per dit> o. I per ditto | pei. " titto 70/— a — ( 29 a 35 ( 24 a 34 ( 36 a 50 f 36~ T~ 4S per ditto. » I — a — I 29 a 35 I perguar. | per ditto. | perdilto. | per ditto. | per ditto." ™ . 78,— a - 30 a 40( 21 a 32 / 40 a 58 per guar. | perditto. | per ditlo. | per ditlo. I per ditto — ' " ~ [ 46 a 52 I perdilto. | -| 30 — « — 124 a 3- 2 ( 5C a 54 I — perditto. | perdilto. ( | New- castle I perdittn. | perdilto Norwich f 44 a 72( 36 a 40 ( ( per guar. | perdilto. [ 24 per ditto. per guar. | per ditto. | per ditto. Peterbo- c ( rough c per guar. 40 130 a 32 • I Reading | 66 a 8 2 I perguar. f per ditto. per ditto. | per ditto. Roches- 158 a 70 I — ter t perguar. ( perdilto. — | 34 a 40 per ditto. — 126 a 36 LL I per ditto. J 52 a 721— a — 128 a 38 ) per guar. | per ditto. | per ditto. Taunton *„/ r6( pfrd'itto Truro r 48 a - perditto. per load. I'pping ham (- a — I 13 a — | per ditto. | per ditlo. { Ux- r 16 bridge I per load. 62 a 70 1— a — 142 a 44 per guar. [ per ditlo. | per ditto. per ditlo 18 a 28 ( 30 a 32 1 36 a 40 per ditto. I perditto | per ditto. 28 a 32 perditto. 28 a 30( 48 a SO ) 48 a 50 Per ditto. | per ditto. | per dillo. Per ditto. | per ditto 42 a 47 j — a - per ditto. | per ditto 16 a 28 per ditto. 22 a 32 per ditlo. 40 a 46 I 35 a per ditto. I per ditto 2 « a 30 ( 50 a 58 (— per ditto. I per ditto. | per ditto, 28 a — 164 a — per ditto. | per ditto. WikT a 21/. | — a — perguar. 28 a 42 | perditto | II a — |— a _ per ditlo. I per ditto. 26 a 2S f— per ditto. | per aitto. f58 a 72 1— a — 126 a 36 1 '• 11 28 a 3b 150 . 56 per ditto. | per ditto. per ditto. per dillo. field I per gnar. | per guar. | per ditto. War- minster. 1 64 a 82 1 — per giur [ l a — I 30 a 44 | ditu 11 1 per ditto - f « 4 a 70 1— a -| 30 > 32 ( th Ifttkiuk. J ft ditt., | par ditto, | 20 a 26 per lost. 25 a 34 per ditlo. per ditto per ditto. 28 a 32 I — a — per ditto. 1 par ditto. per guar. ( per ditto. 42 a 64 l per dilto. I per difli. —• a — per ffittn. JUSTE 28. BELL'S WEEKLY MESSENGER. 205 POLITICS OF EUROPE. Written exclusively for Bell's Weekly Messenger. No. 846. BILLS FOR REFORMING THE MANAGEMENT OF LUNATIC ASYLUMS. One of the bills before the present session of parliament, but which we regret to see has been lost in the course of the last week, was a measure introduced by a gentleman of much humanity, for the better regulation of private mad- houses, and for introducing such a system of supervision and constant examination, as might lead to the remedy of much of that oppression and connivance which are known to prevail in some of these receptacles of misery. We have had occasion to read with attention some of the reports of the management in these private madhouses, and we think that more than sufficient is proved to call upon the humanity and vigilance of the legislature. It is very easy to expose measures of this kind to ridicule, and there are difficulties which cannot be overcome, and therefore mast be patiently endured as the least of two evils. It is perfectly true, that lunacy, in its lucid intervals, can- not be distinguished from general health and sanity ; and that no medical man can ascertain by a mere periodical visit, whether an alleged lunatic be really insane or not. It is equally true, that the most common description of lunacy requires, both as its cotitroul and as its medicine, a system of terror aud almost violence,— that the patient, in the moment of his fits, must entertain such a horror of his keepers or at- tendants, that the strong emotion of terror may controul the wild fury of his madness. We know that this was the sys- tem necessarily resorted to in an illustrious and most un- fortunate case, and that such and so lasting was the personal terror excited, that upon a short return to sanity, in the time of the first proposed regency, the unfortunate individual could never be brought to support the presence of Dr. Wiilis, or any of those who acted with him ; and, we believe, a promise was obtained from the Queen and royal family, that in no future illness should certain individuals be again called into attendance. We acknowledge that all this is true, and is the necessary accompaniment of lunacy, and that these circumstances give such a doubtful character to the severities usual in lunatic ayslums, as to render it ex- tremely difficult to distinguish between necessary and salutary discipline, and ferocious cruelty and oppression. But, on the other hand, we not only think, but we know it to be possible, that a vigilant and active superintendence and visitation may prevent so much misery, if not all of it, and may rightly distinguish sojnany cases, if not all. We are glad, however, to observe, that the Lord Chancellor in- troduced a bill in the Lords on Friday evening to succeed the one now lost. We must avail ourselves of this opportunity to express our very serious regret that so many useful measures have been lost in parliament, and particularly in the House of Lords, from the looseness and inaccuracy of the language in the bills introduced, aud from the admission of clauses justly objectionable, because contrary to the practice of the law. The Htjuse of , Lords is necessarily the superintend- ing guardian of thesejjrineiples of law, and it is their con- stitutional duty not to admit a practice, which might gra- dually corrupt the administration of law and equity; or, if the actors are individualsin private life, might trespass upon the liberty of the person, or the sanctity of the dwelling- house. Hence the Lords were perfectly within their duty in rejecting this bill, as likewise in rejecting many others of the same nature, which corresponded with it both in the acknowledged utility of its object, and in the objectionable character of many of its clauses, and nearly all its lan- guage. But we trust that this fate of the lunatic bill, and of the others to which we allude, will be an example to gentlemen who shall introduce measures in future, and will lead them to submit the drafts of such proposed acts before same legal advisers. As to the necessity of a lunatic reform bill of some kind, we shall content ourselves with referring to the speech of the Marquis of Lansdown, who stated some facts, which, • we trust, will appeal very forcibly to the general feelings of the country. He stated that a measure of this nature was now generally demanded by the enormity of the mis- chiefs already in evidence. Iu some instances such shock- ing abuses were discovered in lunatic asylums, that all the officers and keepers have been discharged ; and in others, suspicions were strongly excited in the minds of those who conducted the inquiries, that persons have closed their lives aud miseries under circumstances which rendered it neces- sary for those who had the management of them to conceal their deaths J notwithstanding the most tniuute and anxious inquiry, it was impossible to ascertain how and when these unfortunate creatures closed their miserable existence. In the instance of the asylum of one place, there was a list of six or seven persons who were traced to the house, but whose fate no assiduity or care place in esta- blishments destined to the confinement of the insane. His lord- ship referred particularly to the cases of the Atylum at York, and a house for insane persons at Fonthill, Wilts, and read some parts of the evidence relative to tho « e establishments. The abuses, he observed also, with regard to pauper lunatics, called particularly for some legislative regulation, it being too fre- | qnently the practice with parish officers to confine pauper luna- , tics under circumstances of great cruelty in poor- houses, and to | the great annoyance of the unfortunate inmates of those houses, ! merely because they could be supported there at a | ess expence than by sending there to a receptacle for lunatics. " With re- ference to this part of the subject," said the noble lord, " a cir- cumstance has come within my own knowledge only a few days since. It was communicated to me by Mr. Wright, a respect- able magistrate of Hants, in a letter, stating that he had, a few days before, attended at a meeting for the investigation of a certain workhouse, and found that a pauper lunatic had been detained there for some time, that, although far advanced in pregnancy, cords had been drawn so tight round her legs aa to induce a mortification, and that her feet had rotted off at the ankle bones!" Many other gross abuses, aad instances of great cruelty, had been pointed out, which rendered it abso- lutely incumbent on the legislature to interfere. Persons, it appeared, had died in some of the receptacles for lunatics, without its being possible to discover the manner or the mode of their death, or any of the circumstances connected with it. Thus, in the Asylum at York, it appeared from the evidence, that six or seven insane persons confined there had died, with- out its being possible, after the most minute inquiry made by the magistrates, to discover any of the circumstances relating to their death; all that, in point of fact, was established, being, that these unfortunate individuals had disappeared, without iis being known what had become of them. The abuses, indeed, in the Asylum at York, might easily have been imagined to have been very flagrant, when the governors had found it necessary to dismiss the whole of the officers. Under all these circum- stances, he feit it to be his duty to move the second reading ef this bill; and he was satisfied that all respectable persons, who had the management of receptacles for those unhappy individuals who were afflicted with insanity, would be perfectly ready to court the inquiry which it was the object of this bill to enact. The LORD CHANCELLOR objected ts the bill upon the ground of the looseness and inaccuracy of its language. The house then divided— For the second reading, 14— Against it, 35.— Majority, 21. The bill was consequently lost. The Church- rate ( Ireland) bill was withdrawn for the present session, with a view to its introduction in an amended form in the course of the next scssien.— Adjourned. Friday, June 25. The LORD CHANCELLOR presented a bill for making bet- ter provision for the care of pauper lunatics, which was read a first time, and ordered to be printed.— Adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Monday, June 21. INSOLVENT DEBTORS' BILL. Lord ALTHORP moved that the report of the Insolvent Deb- tors' bill be now taken into further consideration. Mr. W. COURTENAY proposed four new clauses, which were added to the bill, viz.— a clause providing that do prisoner, who had obtained money under false pretences, should be entitled to the benefit of the act unless with the assent of all his creditors or after suffering an imprisonment of five years. A clause, pro- viding that, where the goods of another person had been taken in execution for the prisoner's debt, he should not be entitled to his discharge, unless the person injured gave his assent, or in the absence of snch assent, until the debtor had remained in custody five years. A clause, providing that no person, having absconded from his bail or surety, shall be entitled to take the benefit of this act, unless the person or persons he has thus made answer- able for his debt give their consent. A clause, by which attor- nies, agents, or servants embezzling money, shall not be entitled to take the benefit of the act, until they have remained in prison forfive years. A clausewaa also brought up by Lord ALTHORP and agreed to, by which persons confined in gaols in the country! who had surrendered themselves, and done all that lay in their power to liquidate debts fairly and honestly contracted, by at once giving up whatever property they possessed, should be entitled to their discharge, by a more summary method than that which they were at present subject to. The Foreign Enlistment bill was read a third lime and passed after a long debate— The numbers were, oil a division, Ayes 190— Noes 129.— Majority for the third reading 61.— Adjourned. Tuesday, June 22. On the motion of Lord ALTHORP, the Insolvent Debtors' b'll was read a third time; and two or three clauses being added by way of riders, it was passed. On the motion of Mr. C. W. WYNN, leave was given to bring in a bill, to indemnify witnesses giving evidence before either house of parliament, or committees thereof, in cases of bribery at elections. At a subsequent part of the evening the bill was brought in, read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Wednesday. SURCHARGES OF TAXES. Sir W. DE CRESPIGNY begged to call the attention of the house, to frauds practised in the collection of taxes in the parish of Westerham, Seven Oaks. He had formerly called for an ac- count of those defalcations, and in consequence of his motion a most voluminous mass of papers had been presented to the house. He had then acceded to a suggestion made to him, and selected" the most important of these papers, and a further selection had been subsequently made. A curtailed account had then been sent to the committee by the board of taxes ; but that was the statement of the accused, and not of the accusing party Tbe report of the committee stated that the surveyor of the district in question had made a return of less than had been paid, and that the surveyors and collectors had endeavoured ta exonerate themselves from their own share of the taxes. False returns had been made by the surveyors in the supplementary assessments on which they had received tbe full per centage from the com! missionersof taxes. It had been asserted, he did not know with what truth, that the board of taxes had shown some marks of irritati- n, and that theinformerin this case had not received the promised reward. The clerk of the commissioners had admitted that he had taken no care in preparing the duplicates ; and a prosecution had been ordered against him for neglect of duty although by means of influence he had been continued in his* office. I n the course of his observations, the hon baronet men- tioned several names, which we forbear lo state, as we did not distinctly bear them. In the next session he intended to sub- mit a motion to the house on the state of the assessment in ge- nera], and the nature of the surcharges. The hon. baronet con- cluded by moving for an account of all sums of money paid into the Exchequer for property and assessed taxes, in ti. e divisions ofBlackheath, Bromley, and Dartford, in the years 1814, 15, and 16, aud the number of officers employed to collect them; also for a return of surcharges made by surveyor Rogers in the same time, and the number and salaries of the officers employed in their collection. Mr. LUSHINGTON said, he had no objection to the motion, though from the character of some of the parties, it was probable th^ t their conduct was rather imputable to negligence than to fraud,— Motion agreed to. JUNE 28 DELL'S WEEKLY MESSENGER. 203 EXCISE PROSECUTIONS. I Dauuvej, cigtlt saineas; Mr. CJarkc, eight guineas ; Mr. Wal- Mr. D. VV, HARVEY presented a petition from Captain] ton> four guineas ; and finally, to keep up the splendour of a Samuel Bryan, of the ship Margaret, who complained that he J crown prosecution, 71. I3s. to the marshal and crier of the court! had been subjected to a vexatious prosecution by the solicitor of excise; the facts contained in which appeared to him highly worthy of the attention of the house. It was well known, that by the act of the 26th ofthe King, commonly called the Manifest Act, the captains of British ships, clearing out from foreign ports for this country, were obliged to procure a manifest, that is, a detailed statement ofthe contents of their cargo. Captain Bryan arrived in this country with his ship from Surinam, in August, 1814. According to the terms of the act, the Captain was bound to transmit to the commissioners of customs a cor- rect copy of this manifest, which was termed the ship's report. Captain Bryan did this, and in the report he stated, among the other articles ofthe cargo, 145 bags of coffee. It was the prac- tice for the commissioners of the customs to send to those of the excise a copy of so much of the report as related to the excisable articles, of which coffee was one. When the transcript of the report was sent to the excise, the commissioners, according to custom, sent their searchers to compare the cargo with the manifest; and, instead of 145, only 140 bags of coffee were fuuud. In the act of parliament there was a clause which stated, that if any package whatever was wanting of those contained in the report, a penalty of 200/. was incurred by the captain, but with this proviso, that if the report did not agree with the mani- fest, or if it could be made out to the satisfaction of the commis- sioners of customs, that the manifest was incorrect by mistake, then the penalty should not be incurred. Captain Bryan being ignorant of the cause of this mistake, applied to his mate, who informed him, that when the ship sailed from Surinam, which it did in great haste to save her convoy, the 145 bags of coffee had been emptied into 140 bags, to save stowage. He transmit- ted this statement to the commissioners of customs, praying them to rectify the mistake in the report. They, satisfied with his explanation, complied with his request, and transmitted it to the commissioners of excise, who also appeared satisfied with the explanation, for they retracted the legal fiat which they had fixed upon the vessel. After this, Captain Bryan had certainly a right to conclude, that the consequences of his mistake were at an end, and from August 1814 to August 1816, two years, he had no idea of any further proceedings— yet, at that time, when from the nature of Captain Bryan's occupation, for aught the solicitor of the excise knew, all the evidence which explained the mistake might have ceased to exist. He received the first intimation of a proceeding against him, not by letter, bnt by a process in the Court of Exchequer. This summary proceeding was a course which any solicitor in London would be ashamed to take without a previous letter, informing tbe individual of the nature of the claim ; and no other excuse was to be pleaded but that the practice was general in that department. In oases of this nature, it was often replied to any complaints, that the individual eom; laining was a person of bad character, who lived by violating the revenue laws; but in this case no such answer could be made. The petitioner, as he had every reason to believe from the respectable names of his solicitors, was a man of unexceptionable character. The precipitate manner in which prosecutions of Ihis nature were commenced, might be inferred from the fact which appeared by returns to the House, that in one year there were 761 prosecutions at the suit of the Attorney- General in the Court of Exchequer.—( Hear!)— So that upwards of 120,000/. were paid for legal expences, either by the public, or by the unfortunate persons who were the ob- jects of these prosecutions. He knew how difficult it was to interest the House on such a subject as this; but certainly there were few subjects, even with a view to economy, more wor- thy of attention than the present.—( Hear.')— Capt. Bryan pre- ferred a petition to the board of excise, accompanied by the affidavit of his mate, and his own, with which the customs had previously been satisfied, and praying for an interview. He received for answer only a verbal communication, in which his request was refused, ou the ground that the commissioners were never wrong in any of those of the 761 prosecutions which they instituted. He then offered modified terms of compromise, to which also they would not accede. It was easy to imagine why all these propositions were rejected. The commissioners re- ferred to their solicitor to report on each case as it occurred, and by his report they were guided. It was not in the nature of man that the solicitor should report with impartiality, whe- ther he should quash in the bud these 761 prosecutions, on which perhaps only 3/. or il. costs had been incurred, while they might swell in the end to 160/! The cause was brought before the ex- chequer, which, with all respect to those who administered the law, he must say, bad assumed too much of the odious character of the star chamber,—( Hear!)— and in which the solicitor ofthe excise assumed much of the power formerly exercised by the master of the crown office, till the abuse of ft was corrected by the statute of William and Mary. When the cause was brought before that court, the judge who presided said, that the commis- sioners of customs had no power to rectify the error, and he di- rected the jury to find a verdict for the crown. The petitioner stated, that he was advised by his counsel, that a bill of excep- tions might be tendered, and he should have prosecuted It, but that he had not funds. He was better advised to apply to the lords of tbe treasury. He sent to that board the same state- ment, verbatim, which he had sent to the commissioners of ex- cise— precisely the same affidavits, with not one new fact. The lords ef the treasury having no solicitor behind them, came to that honourable conclusion which was to be expected from them. Their decision was, in fact, a decided rebuke on the commis- sioners of excise. They remitted the penalty; but they made a stipulation, that the individual should pay the cost? of tbe action ; the statute not giving costs to the crown, but it being in the power of the treasury to make what terms they pleased. They might now see how this matter stood. He had the re- ceipt in his hand of the solicitor of excise, from the defendant, for the crown costs in this prosecution, which, in the judgment of the lords of the treasury, should never have been instituted. They amounted lo 160/, 5s.; in addition to this, the defendant, who had not money to follow up his bill of exceptions, had his own solicitor's bill to pay, amounting to 89/. 5s. 9d. Thus it was that two years after the matter had been at rest, was it trumped up to wring from the petitioner the enormous sum of 160/. 5s. From an examination of this individual case, and a knowledge of the fact that 761 prosecutions were instituted in the course of the year, he was not going beyond the bounds of probability in inferring, that the proceedings of this kind were instituted not so much for the protection of the revenue as for the sake of the costs— for the advantage of those at whose ad- vice they were instituted.—( Hear!)— Neither was it to be sup- posed that the higher crown lawyers could view these prosecu- tions with altogether unprejudiced eyes.—( Hear.')— When he had mentioned this subject before in the House, the Attorney- General had taken up his allusion with a warmth which shewed how nearly it touched him. la yvery prosecution nearly 50 guineas were paid in fees to counsel for the crown, though com- paratively few were broughito trial; for after the last 6J, 8d. was stuck to the bill, the solicitors, who before were so averse to compromise, were anxious to agree to it— that was, to have nu more trouble in the business. The Honse should hear some of tWe items of the bill in ihe present case. Afler a charge for five fair copies of the brief, were these, items — the Attorney- General, ten guineas; the Solicitor. General, teu guiataa ; Mr, It was thus that the expences of the crown were swelled out, for the respectable solicitor for the defendant had carried the cause on for half Ihe sum. But a defendant was placed by this proceeding en the part of the crown in a most difficult situa- tion. How was he to meet this array of talent against him ? There was Ihe Attorney- General equal to two, and the Solicitor- General equal to two more ( a laugh) ; so that if the unhappy defendant could find and fee five lawyers, he would be equal only in number, not in talent, to the forces of his prosecutors. This was oa all defendants a severe, but on innocent defend ants, a cruel and wicked impost.—( Hear.')— He invited the at- tention of the House to this subject, which so well deserved it. —( Hear!)— Whether the prosecutions were necessary or no, the mode of carrying them on was unnecessarily expensive ; and in the next session he should move for a committee to inquire into the mode of instituting and conducting these prosecutions. —( Hear !)— In this he not only anticipated no opposition, but support and thanks from the ministers, Who, in their financial resolutions had appended a declaration, Ihe sincerity of which some had doubted ( from the late period of the session at which it was proposed), in favour of economy. He should make one ob- servation in favour of universality of prosecutions. There was hardly one kindness of life which was not followed up by the severity of these prosecutions. He had a letter from a respect- able inhabitant of Colchester, who stated that he had lent a neighbour his brewing copper— having allowed his neighbour to brew a quarter of malt in his brewhouse, he was prose- cuted. The first intimation he had, was an information of 40 or 50 folios. He sent a petition to the excise, who were pleased to remit the prosecution, an condition that he should pay 30/. with whatever other costs had been incurred. He re- ceived, three months after, a letter from Mr. Carr ( the solicitor), stating, that the costs were 46/. odd.—( Hear, hear!)— The so- licitor, in these cases, never condescended to give in his bill, so that the defendant might htve the advantage of having them taxed, he only gave " his compliments" as in this instance, and said that his costs were so and so— they were generally some- what under the penalty remitted. He should move that the pe- tition be brought up, intending afterwards to propose that the papers relating to it should be laid on the table. Mr. ELLICE said, that whatever might be Ihe character of the solicitor, the system on which the customs and excise acted, of referring all causes to the solicitors who were interested in prosecutions, was bad.—( Hear !) The SOLICITOR- GENERAL observed, that no law could be more important than that which had been established by the manifest act, and such cases as the one in question had been meant to be met by that law. The delay that had taken place had probably been caused by the absence of the party from the country. The statement of the captain, if true, should have appeared on the log- book, but the book had never been pro- duced. The conduct of the commissioners had not been con- demned by the treasury, and no blame could attach to the soli- citor of the excise, who had only to act according to the orders ofthe board. The hoa. and learned gentleman concluded by declaring, that the number of prosecutions so much dwelt upon were owing to the frauds aad smuggling which it was so very desirable to prevent, and not to any such motives on tbe part of those concerned in the administration of tbe revenue laws, as it was attempted to insinuate. Mr. DENMAN thought, that the House eould not execute a more wholesome administration of justice than carefully and minutely to investigate, from time to time, cases of th. s kind. In all cases wherein he ( Mr. Denman) was concerned, he had always said to the parties, " Guilty or innocent, right or wrong, throw yourselves on the mercy of the crown, and take even the smallest terms they may offer yon."—( Hear!)— The excessive charges in the bill they had heard read, where the matter was one of compromise, and the fees of that court, ought to be cor- rected. With respect to the time, that was an abuse of power ; and now the subject was before the House, he would observe, that there was something in Ihe conduct of the Court of Ex- chequer, by which such an excessive weight and power were thrown into the scale of the crown against the defendant, that it was impossible to receive the same pleasure from observing its decisions, as resulted from those cf other courts— a circumstance which, he could not help observing, he thought might arise from the odious system of the excise laws. The CHANCELLOR ofthe EXCHEQUER expressed his astonishment at the reflections which had been thrown out upon the board of excise. He app « aled to the House, whether the num- ber of exchequer prosecutions, se often adverted to in the course of tbe discussion, could be regarded as so considerable, when it was recollected lhat we bad such an immense revenue to collect; Mr. R. GORDON said, he had known a case in which a de- fendant, conscious of his innocence, refused to compromise, and the trial went on. The defendant completely established his innocence, and just as the judge was proceeding to charge the jury, the Attorney- General rose, and withdrew the record. Thus the defendant, who was a poor man, was condemned to pay all his costs; yet the Attorney- General might bring the same case to trial again, and again in the same manner abandon its prosecution. Was there, he would ask, any thing in the practice of the star chamber worse than this? Several other members also spoke in decided terms against the expensive and oppressive measures to which defendants were subjected by the board of excise, and the court of ex- chequer. Mr. D. W. HARVEY, in his reply, observed, that the whole aspect of the Court of Exchequer presented a strong resem- blance to the star chamber. With respect to the number of prosecutions withia the list year, the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer professed to think tbem comparatively inconsider- able, in consequence of Ihe extent of our revenue; but the 760 before tbe House formed enly a small part of the exchequer processes, as he was convinced that if all the proceedings be fore magistrates, and by summary jurisdictions, were adduced, they would be found to amount to several thousands.— The pe- tition was then ordered to lie on the table, and to be printed. On the motion of Mr. HARVEY, a return of the several pe- titions, memorials, and proceedings, with regard to the prosecu- tion of Samuel Bryan by the excise, were ordered to be laid before the House, together with a statement ofthe costs, and of the result ofthe said prosecution. Mr. LUSHINGTON obtained leave to bring in a bill lo transfer the duty of the supervisor of excise aecounts to the comptroller- general of customs; also a bill to regulate the drawback upon coals used in smelting ore in Cornwall and Devon ; also a bill to provide for the better prevention of smuggling. One of the provisions of this bill would be to enable magistrates to punish sailors brought before them, charged with smuggling. A second object of Ihe bill would be, to provide for the puniahment of persons firing signals onshore to vessels at sea. Mr. HUME presented a petition from certain artizans of Lon don and Westminster, praying a repeal of the laws made to prevent combinations.— Petition received, and ordered to be printed.— Adjourned. Wednesday, June 83. Mr. Sergeant ONSLOW obtained leave to bring in bills to re- gulate the acceptances of bills of exchange, and to amend the law regarding the admission of attornies into courts of law. MALT TAX. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER, in reply to a question put lo him by Mr. WESTERN, declared, the inter- view which he had had with the maltsters had not at all alter- ed the opinion previously entertained by him, of the propriety of taxing the stock of malt on hand. CHARITABLE FOUNDATIONS' BILL. Lord CASTLEREAGH moved the third reading of this bill. Mr. BROUGHAM entered into a review of the provisions of the bill, and of the difference between the present and that of last Session, and said the material difference was, that the pre- sent bill appointed two boards ef commissioners, who were to have the power of calling for papers and persons ; and the power of those commissioners extended beyond those given by the former measure. The honourable member then entered into a detail of the advantages already derived from the labours ef the committee under the former bill, by which, on one branch of charitable foundations only, a saving of 4900/. per annum had been made, which he contended would alone have been a suffi- cient remuneration to the public for the expcuces of the com- mission. Another advantage derived from their labour would be found in the report made by ihe committee on the manage- ment of Free Grammar- schools, which, he said, had in many in- stances been made sinecures and vehicles for establishing pri- vate baardiug- schools. With many of the provisions of this bill he was perfectly satisfied ; but there was one part of it to which he most strongly objected, namely, that charitable foundations, placed by the founders under special visitors, should be ex- empted from the operations of the bill, on the ground of it being contrary to the will of the founder that any interference should be had with the internal regulations of ihe eharity. He oen- tended, however, that the will of the founder could never rea- sonably be cou « trucd to intend to exclude inquiry into abuves. The hon. member argued strongly against this clause, and con- cluded by stating, that he should move to omit this general part of it. Mr. PEEL went into a history of the origin of the inquiries into charities, commenced in 1816 at the suggestion of the learned gentleman, and contended that the committee then ap- pointed had far exceeded their powers in various instances; these instances were pointed out by the right hon. gent, and commented on at much length. Mr. BROUGHAM, in a speech of great length, defended the committee, and moved a clause, which was agreed to, allowing the courts of Chancery to extend the powers of trustees of cha- rities. He also moved to omit that part of the clause relating to charities under the saperintendance of special visitors being exempt from the operation of the bill. Upon this clause the house divided, when there appeared— For the amendment 75— Against it 107. The several other clauses were agreed to, and the bill was read a third lime and passed. In a committee of Ways and Means, a resolution was voted, authorizing the loan of 12,090,000/. out of the sinking fund for the service of Ibe year.— Adjourned. Thursday, June 24. The Assessed Taxes' Compensation bill was read a third time, and passed. . PUBLIC HOUSE LICENSES' REGULATION BILL. This bill was moved for a third reading, when Sir G. COCKBURN expressed his decided opinion against the clause iu the bill which disqualified licensed victuallers from serving the office of constable, and instanced Portsmouth as being better regulated than any place of a similar size, in consequence of publicans serving as constables. SirJ. COFFIN bore testimony to what had fallen from Sir George Cockburn, and the prohibitory clause was expunged from the bill. $ A clause was proposed by Mr. CALVERT, and agreed to, limiting the period, within which informations should be laid against licensed victuallers, to oue month; and also another clause was added to the bill by way of rider, the object of which was to prevent the licensing of new public houses in the neigh- bourhood of the East and West India Docks. The bill was then read a third time, passed, and ordered to the Lord*. COURTS OF JUSTICE IN SCOTLAND. Lord A. HAMILTON called the attention ofthe house to the reports made by the commissioners appointed to inquire into the courts of justice in Scotland.— He then moved, that none of the new appointments created by the late jury bill, should be filled up till a month after the meeting ef the next session of parlia- ment; or till the report of the commissioners, relative to the jury court, should be laid before the honse. The motion was opposed by Lord CASTLEREAGH, who at the same lime stated, that no appointment should in the mean time be made, unless by the recommendation of the court itself. Lord A. HAMILTON ultimately consented to withdraw his motion. RED RIVER SETTLEMENT. A long discussion followed, on a motion of Sir J. MONT- GOMERY, for copieB of all communications between the secre- tary of the colouial department and the government of Upper Canada, relative to Lord Selkirk and the settlement of his lord- ship on the Red River; and also for an account of all legal pro- ceedings instituted thereon, and for various other documents connected with the case. The motion was, however, negatived. Oa the motion of the SOLICITOR GENERAL, leave was given to bring iu a bill to amend the acts 39th aad 40th Geo. III. c. 88 , and 47th Geo. III. c. 24, regarding the real and personal property ef his Majesty.— Adjourned. Friday, June 25. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER proposed that tho house, on account of the great pressure of business, should, dur- ing the remainder of the session, meet at three instead of four. — Agreed to. The Bank advances' bill was read a third time aud passed. Lord CRANBORNE withdrew the game laws' bill, and gave notice that early next session he should move for leave to bring in a similar bill. EXCISE DUTIES. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER moved the third reading of the Excise duties' bill. Mr. Western, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Ward, and several other mem- bers, repealed their protest against the objects of the bill gene- rally, aud the malt lax in particular; aud the member for Essex ( Mr. Western) moved that the bill should be read a third lime that day six months. The amendment of the hoa. member was, however, negatived, on a division, the numbers being— For the amendment 65— Against it 134. Mr. Calvert then proposed to substitute 6d. instead of 14d. for the duty on the stock in hand but this amendment shared the fate eflts predecessor; for, on a division, there appeared a majority of 90 against it. JUSTE 28. BELL'S WEEKLY MESSENGER. 205 NEW POST- OFFICE. Mr, BANKES wished to know whether any plan was fixed upon for tbe new Post- office— whether it was to be executed by the board of works or by contract; and whether care had been taken to provide that the commission to the architect, instead of being to the amount of 4 or 5 per cent, on the money expended, should be a reasonable recompence for the work done ? Mr. LUSHINGTON said, he could answer to the first part of the hon. gentleman's question, that the Postmaster- general was authorized to advertise premiums for the best plans, PARLIAMENTARY REFORM. Sir F. BURDETT gave notice of a motion on parliamentary reform, for Thursday next. The House then went into a committee of supply ; when seve- ral further grants were voted for the service of the year; and also several sums in aid of different charitable institutions, & c. in Ireland. Mr. HOLFORD brought in a bill for the better regulation of the Penitentiary at Mtllbank— Read the first, and to be read the Becond time on Monday next.— Adjourned. TUESDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE. BANKRUPTS. J JACKSON, Duke- street, Manchester- square, haberdasher, June 26, July 3, and Aug. 3, at eleven, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. Towers, Castle- street, Falcon- square. J. WEST, Richmond, Surrey, linen- draper,- June 29, July 6, and Aug 3, at twelve, at Guildhall, London. Attoruies, Messrs. Pickering and Smith, Staple Inn. W. R. WILSON, Crown- court, Broad- street, merchant, June 26, July 3, and Aug. 3, at eleven, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. Birkett, Cloak- lane. F. BRADLEY, Great Mary- le- bone- street, upholsterer, July 3, 6, and Aug. 3, at ten, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. Vincent, Bedford- street, Bedford- square. J. HARRISON, Spring- gardens, tailor, JuHe 26, July 3, and Aug. 3, at twelve, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. Clark, Broad court, Long- acre. C. MACKENZIE, Caroline- street, Bedford square, merchant, June 29, at twelve, July 6, and Aug. 3, at ten, at Guildhall. Attornies, Messrs. Lowe and Bower, Southampton- buildings, Chancery- lane. V L VANDERMOOLEN, Beaumont- buildings, Cannon- street- road, dealer, June 26. July3, and Aug. 3, at ten, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. Eyles, Castle- street, Houndsditch. J SMITH, Bristol, tinman, July 2, 7, and Aug. 3, at two, at the Commercial Room;, Bristol. Attornies, Messrs. Clark and Co. Chancery- lane, London ; and Messrs. Stephens and Goodhind, Bristol. E JOY, Christchurch, Southampton, fishmonger, July 9, at five, 10, at ten, at the King's Head Inn, Wimborne- Minster, Dorset, and Aug. 3, at ten, at the King's Arms Inn, Wimborne- Minster. Attornies, Mr. Allen, Clifford's Inn, London ; and Mr. Rowden, Wimborne. W MOLE, Worcester, and R. LOCKETT, Hereford, common- carriers, July 15, 16, and Aug. 3, at twelve, at the Star and Garter Inn, Worcester. Attor- nies, Mr. Edmunds, Exchequer Office of Pleas, Lincoln's Inn, London ; and Mr. Hill, Worcester. G. BEATTIE, Salford, Lancaster, dyer, July 5, 6, and Aug. 3, at four, at the Star Inn, Manchester. Attorney, Mr. Taylor, Manchester. W WILSON, Gateshead, Durham, ship- owner, July 3, 20, and Aug. 3, at ele- ven, at the George Inn, Newcastle- upon- Tyne. Attoruies, Mr. Spence, Threadneedle- street, London; and Mr. Wilson, Morpeth. W and J. BLANCH, Bath, tinmen, July 1,2, and Aug. 3, at eleven, at the Elephant and Castle Inn, Bath. Attornies, Messrs. Sandys and Co. Crane- xourt, Fleet- street, London ; and Mr. Mant, Bath. A YOUNG, Bishop- Wearmouth, Durham, ship- ewner, June 30, July 19, and Aug 3, at eleven, at Ihe Bridge Inn, Bishop- Wearmouth. Attornies, Messrs. Swain and Co. Frederick's- place, Old Jewry, London ; and Mr. Laws, Sunder- land. S COPLAND, Holt, Norfolk, miller, July 7, at eight, 8, and Ang. 3, at eleven, ' at the New Inn, Holt. Attornies, Mr. Withers, jun. Holt; and Mr. Bridger, Angel- court, Tliroguiorton- street, London. DIVIDENDS. July 17. T. Mair, Broad street- buildings, merchant, at eleven, at Guildhall.— Julv 14 J Bamber, Liverpool, master- mariner, at one, at the George Inn, I iverpool — July 13. W. Lloyd, jun. Finden, Sussex, farmer, at ten, at Guild- hall London.— Julv 27. J. H. Wilson, jun. Upper Belgrave- place, Pimlico, picture- dealer, at twelve, at Guiiahall.— July 21. W. Dawson, Wetherby, York, innkeeper, at eleven, at the Angel Inn, Wetherby.— July 24. D. Sutton, jun. Brightlingsea, Essex, shin- owner, at one, at Guildhall, London — July 31. J. and J T Taylor, Upper Thames street, iron- merchants, at eleven, at Guild- hall — Jniy30. W. Watts and J. Rigby, Oldham, Lancaster, linen- drapers, at three at the Albion Hotel, Manchester.— July 30. T. Fleming, Liverpool, linen- draper, at two, at the Albion Hotel, Manchester.— July 29. J. and P. F. Parke Manchester, merchants, at four, at the White Bear Inn, Manchester.— July 15. G. Wilkinson, Sutton- nnder- Whitestonectiffe, York, hawker, at ele- ven, at the Golden Fleece Inn, Thirsk. CERTIFICATES to be granted on or before July 13. A Crosse Ellesmere, Salop, grocer.— II. Norris, Bolton- le- Moors, Lancaster, confectioner — E. Williams, Birmingham, victualler.— M. J. and R. Griffiths. Br- istel masons.- J. F'Street, Budge row, Lo » don, stationer.— M. Taylor, Hutton near Rudbv, York, tann. r - R. Fenner Paternoster- row bookseller. — J Campbell, White Lion court, Cornhill, merchant.— W. Mitchell, Plaistpw, Essex', and Regent's Dock, Poplar, ship- builder. SCOTTISH SEQUESTRATIONS. HUGH KENNEDY, Glasgow, cabinetmaker. JOHN RANKIN, Irvine, banker. JAMES DON, Dundee, manufacturer. JOHN CHALMERS, Glasgow, slate- merchant. WILLIAM JAMIESON, Glasgow, agent. [ DIVIDENDS and CERTIFICATES deferred from our last.] DIVIDENDS. Julv 20 J Coulter, Chatham, Kent, carpenter, at ten, at Guildhall, London — Julv 20 T P Oakley, F. aling, Middlesex, brewer, at ten, at Guildhall, Lon- don — Tuly 17. E. Hudson, Gibraltar, merchant, at twelve, at Guildhall, Lon- don— July 6. A Dantziger, Change- alley, Cornhill, merchant, at ten, at Guildhall — July 13. W. Jordan, Barnwood, Gloucester, corn- dealer, at ten, at the Ram Inn Gloucester.— July 21. W. Smith, Stone, Stafford, grocer, at twelve at the Crown Inn, Stone.— July 22. H. Dewint, Stone, Stafford, sur- geon at two, at the Crown Inn, Stone.— July 22. W. Jackson, Hanley, Stafford druggist, at twelve, at the Crown Inn, Stone — July 10. J. Wilkerson, Barley, Hertford, maltster, at twelve, at Guildhall, London — July 10. J. W. A Snu'ggs Lime- street, spirit and beer- merchant, at eleven, at Guildhall.— Julv 13 V Whitehead, Cateaton- street, banker, at twelve, at Guildhall.— June 22 J Reed and A. Howard. St. Swithin's lane, merchants, at ten, at Guildhall — June 26. J. H Lean, Fenchurch- street, insurance- broker, at ele- len at Guildhall — July to. W. Gernon and A. B. Goujon, Langbourne- Cha'mhers, Feuchulch street, merchants, at twelve, at Guildhall.— July 10. R. Paterson and W- Nicol, Harrow. road, Paddington, nursery- men, at ten, at Guildhall — July 12. J Norrison, Rudston, York, common- brewer, at two, at the Dog and Duck Inn, Beverley, York.— July 13. R. Walter, jun. Croydon, Surrey trunk maker, at eleven, at Guildhall, London.— July 13. F. Clarke, Coventry- street, hosier, at twelve, at Guildhall— July 10. J. Hurren, Crat- field Suffolk, grocer, at eleven, at the Angel Inn, Halesworth.— July 10. W. OldaVres Lea- Grange, Leicester, farmer, at twelve, at the Woolpack Inn, Birmingham. July 20 G Bradley, Houndsditch, iron- founder, at ten, at Guildhall — July 13 J Ritray, Finch- lane, Cornhill, stock- broker, at twelve, at Guildhall.—' July 10. J- While and W. French, Kennington, dyers, at eleven at Guildhall— July 10. R. Gregory, Old Jewry, insurance- broker, mt twelve at Guildhall — July 10. J Glenny, Red Lion- street, Clerkenwell, walch case- maker, at eleven, at Guildhall.— July 13 J. Bass, Woodford, 16 R M' Bacon and S. Wilkin, Taverham, Norfolk, paper- manufacturers, at foiir at the White Swan Inn, Norwich.— July 31 C. Crippen, Limehouse, huop- bender, at eleven, at Guildhall — July 18. T. Norris, Freeman's- court, Cornhill merchant, at ten, at Guildhall — July 10 W. Barrett, Old Broad- street merchant, at ten, at Guildhall.— July 6. J. Taylor, sen Old- street, paste board manufacturer, at ten, at Guildhall.— July 10. C. W. Bayliss, Bir- mingham, dealer, at twelve, at the Royal Hotel, Birmingham — July 12. J. Knight, Castle- Cary, Somerset, surgeon, at eleven, at the Red Lion Inn, Shaftesbury.— July 10 A. Stansbie,. Birmingham, merchant, at twelve, at the Roval Hotel Birmingham — July 10. R D Middleton, Bishopsgate- slreet, merchant, at ten, at Guildhall— July 12. W. Burraston, Worcester, bop- merchantl at twelve, at the Hop- pole Inn, Worcester. CERTIFICATES to be granted on or before July 10. J Puxlev, Aldermanhury, builder— R. Hodgson, Fleet- street, oilman— W. Farmer', Walsall, Stafford, iiirrh > lder — R. H Self, Whitecross- street, grocer. ]{ Chester, Much- Wenloc, Srlop, linen draper.— M Buckland, Brvswater, victualler W. Barton, St. Saviour's Church- yard, Borongh, upholsterer.— C. Lain" Garford- street, Lmfhouse- Hole, ship- chandler — S. Card, Mere, Wilts, farmer — J Hoylaud, Knottidgley, Y « rk, grocer— J Harris, Wood- street, Spitalfields, stationer— Maria and J. Pegrom, Artillery- street, dealers.— G. « n0 F Wirdale, Allkallows- wharf, Upper Thames- street, oil crushers. SATURDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE. SCOTCH LAW APPOINTMENTS— Alexander Maceoochie, Esq. to be one of the Lords of Sessions, and also one of the Lords of Justiciary, in Scotland, vice D. Douglas, Esq deceased; Sir William Rae, Bart, to be his Majesty's Advocate far Scotland, vice Alexander Maconochie. [ This Gazette contains an official notification of the ceremony of the baptism of the Princess Alexandria Victoria, the particulars of which we have detailed in the fifth pago J BANKRUPTCY ENLARGED. THOMAS TAYLOR, Guildford, Surrev, liquor- merchant, from June 26 to Aug. 14, at eleven, at Guildhall, London. BANKRUPTCIES SUPERSEDED. WILLIAM GEORGE, otherwise HUNT, Frome Selwood, Somerset, clothier. RICHARD WILD, Craven street, Strand, tailor. JOHN HEDERLE, Leicester- square, tailor. BANKRUPTS. SAMUEL FAULL, Portsea, Hants, broker, to surrender Julv 5, 6, and Ang. 7, at twelve, at the Anchor and Hope Tavern, Portsea. Attoruies, Mr. Johnson, Portsea; and Mr. Cope, Wilson- street, GrayTs- inn- lane, London. * THOMAS HOMER GRANGER, Leeds, money- scrivener, July 5, at six, at the Sessions House, Wakefield, 7, at eleven, at the Sessions House, Leeds, and Aug 7, at eleven, at the Sessions House, Wakefield. Attornies, Mr. Evans, Hatton garden, Loudon ; and Messrs Robinson and Heap, Wakefield. JOHN CROCKITT, sen. and EDWARD CROCKITT. Dibdale, Stafford, ironmasters, July 9, at four, 10, and Aug. 7, at eleven, at the Littleton's Arms Inn, Penkridge. Attornies, Messrs Anstice and Wright, Inner Temple, Lon- don, and Messrs. Bourne and Sons, Dudley. JOHN ROFINO SILVA, Liverpool, merchant, July 7,14, and Aug. 7, at ele- ven, at the George Inn, Liverpool. Attoruies, Mr.' Williams, Liverpool; and Mr. Chester, Staple Inn, Holborn, London. JOHN ASTON, Birmingham, victualler, Julv 9, 10, and Aug. 7, at twelve, at the Woolpack Inn, Birmingham. Attornies', Mr. Edmunds, Exchequer Office of Pleas, Lincoln's Inn, London ; and Mr. Mole, Birmingham. WILLIAM CARR, Leek, Stafford, silk- manufacturer, July 9, at three, 10, and Aug. 7, at ten, at the Angel Inn, Macclesfield. Attornies, Mr. Sherwin, Great Jalhes- street, Bedford- row, London ; and Mr. Wadsworth, Macclesfield. JOSEPH LINSLEY, jun. Leeds, merchaut, July 3, at five, at the Rose and Crown Inn, Huddersfield, 5, at eleven, at the Yew Tree Inn, Robert- Town, Bit- stall, and Aug. 7, at four, at the Sessions House, Wakefield. Attornies, Messrs. Rowland and Smith, Hatton- Garden, London ; and Mr. Taylor, Mir- field, Leeds. HENRY FEATHERSTONHAUGH, Bishop. Wearmoutli, Durham, coal- fitter, July 20,21, and Aug. 7, at eleven, at tile George Inn, Newcastle- upon- Tyne. Attornies, Mr. Biakistone, Symond's- Inn, London ; and Mr. Ilinde, Bishop. Wearmouth. JOHN JAMES, Cheltenham, Gloucester, innkeeper, July 9, 10, and Aug. 7, at eleven, at the Royal Hotel, Cheltenham. Attornies, Messrs. Newmarch and Straford, Cheltenham ; and Mr. King, Serjeant's- Inn, Fleet- street, London. FREDERICK MOLLING and GODFREY MOLLING, Jerusalem- court, Giacechurch- street, merchants, July 3, 13, and Aug. 7, at twelve, at Guild- hall. Attornies, Messrs. Wiltshire, Bolton, and Cole, Old Broad- street. JOHN HOWARD, Wooburn, paper- maker, July 3, 10, and Aug. 7, at ten, at Guildhall, London. Attorney, Mr Fellows, Mincing- lane. JOHN KING, Ipswich, timber- merchant, July 12,13, and Aug. 7, at eleven, at the Coach and Horses, Ipswich. Attornies, Mr. Gross, Ipswich ; and Mr. Bromley, Gray's Inn, London. HLNRY SMITH, sen. Kibworth Harcourt, Leicester, miller, July 8, 7, and Aug. 7, at three, at the Three Crowns Inn, Leicester. Attornies, Mr. Cooke, Leicester; and Mr. James, Earl- street, Blackfriars, London. BENJAMIN HALL, Bristol, glazier, Juiy 8,9, and Aug. 7, at one, at the Rum- mer Tavern, Bristol. Attornies, Mr. Heelis, Staple Inn, London ; and Mr. Smith, Bristol. WILLIAM SKIDMORE, Sheffield, grocer, July6, 7, and Aug. 7, at eleven, at the Tontine Inn, Sheffield. Attornies, Mr. Brookfield, Sheffield ; and Messrs. Tilson and Preston, Coleman- street, London. GEORGE ADAMS and THOMAS NASH, Gloucester, jewellers, July 3, 6, and Aug. 7, at ten, at Guildhall, London. Attorney, Mr. Manning, Clement's Inn. RICHARD FIELDER, Teuterden, Kent, victualler, July 3, 10, and Aug. 7, at eleven, at Guildhall, London. Attorney, Mr. Lewis, Crutched- friars, WILLIAM CAVET, Angel- street, St. Martin's- le- Grand, cook, June 29, at ten, July 13, and Aug. 7, at eleven, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. Croft, Chancery - lane. JOHN NUNN, Stratford le- Bow, coal- mer « hant, June 29, July 17, and Aug. 7, at ten, at Guildhall. Attornies, Messrs. Courteen and Robinson, Walbrook. THOMAS GUBBY, Lower York- street, Rotherhithe, timber- merchant, July 3, 18, and Aug. 7, at eleven, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. King, Castle- street, Holborn. JOHN BEAVAN, ( otherwise BEAVEN), Old Cavendish- street, Cavendish- square, wine- merchant, July 3, 10, and Aug. 7, at ten, at Guildhall. Attornies, Messrs. Jones and Bland, Great Mary- le- bone- street. BENJAMIN COHEN, Great Alie street, Goodman's- fields, watch- maker, July 10,13, and Aug. 7, at one, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. Towers, Castle street, Falcon- square. THOMAS BUCHAN, Charlotte- street, Fitzroy- square, pianoforte- maker, July 3, 10, and Aug 7, at twelve, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. Saunders, Charlotte- street, Fitzroy- square. WILLIAM SMITH, Bristol, timber- merchant, July 8, 9, and Aug 7, at one, at the Rummer Tavern, Bristol. Attornies, Messrs. Clarke, Richards, and Met- calfe, Chancery- lane, London ; and Messrs. Stephens and Goodhind, Bristol. ( Dividends and Certificates in our nesct. J SCOTTISH SEQUESTRATIONS. J. andD. BAIRD and Co. Newlandsfield, Pollockshaws, and JAMES BAIRD, © reenock, calico- printers. WILLIAM FORBES, Aberdeen, merchant. AMES M'DONALD and CHARLES GIBSON, Glasgow, cotton- yarn manu- facturers. ARMY PROMOTIONS. WAR- OFFICE, 25th June, 1819. 1st Regt. of Life Guards, Lieut W. S. Smith, from 10th Light Drag, to be Cornet and Sub Lieut, v. Burdett, who exchmges. 5th Regt. » f Drag. Guards, Cornet C. H. Setoa, from the I8th Light Drag, to be Cornet, v. Battier, who exchanges 6th Regt. of Drag. Lieut. A. Hassara to be Capt. of a Troop, by purchase, v. Browne, who retires.— To be Lieutenants, Cornet E. Armstrong, by purchase, v. Hassard.— Cornet and Adj. T. Boyd ( to have the rank). 10th Regt. of Light Drag. Cornet and Sub- Lieut. R. Burdett, from lst Life Guards, to be Lieut, v. Smith, who exchanges. 18th Do.— To be Cornets, W. Scott, gent by purchase, v Sir T. C. Style, who retires.— Cornet W. Battier, from the 5th Drag Guards, v. Seton, who ex- changes. 19th Ditto, Capt. W. Major, from the 2d West India Regt. to be Capt. of a Troop, v Armstrong, who exchanges.— Cornet A. Bailey to be Lieut, by pur- chase, v. Downes, who retires. 31st Regt. of Foot, Lieut. A. Beamish to be Capt. of a Comp. by purchase, v. Docwra, who retires. Ens. W. Smyth to be Lieut, by purchase, v. Beamish. F Ward. Gent to be Ens. by purchase, v Smyth. 43d Do Major W. Haverfietd, from half- pay of the Regt. to be Major, v. W- F. P. Napier, who exchanges. 54th Do. Lieut.- Col. J. Daniell, from half- pay of the 98th Foot, to be Lieut.- Col v. John Earl Waldegrave, who exchanges. 79th Do Capt A F Macintosh, from the half- pay of the 60th Foot, to be Capt. of a Comp v F. Langley, who exchanges, receiving the difference. 2d West India Reg— Capt. W. Armstrong, frcm the 19th Light Drag, to be Capt. of a Comp v. Major, who exchanges.— Lieut. H. J. Rickets to be Adjut. v. Anderson, who resigns the Adjutantcy only. Cape Corps, Lieut. C. II. Somerset, from the 21st Light Drag, to be Capt. of a Comp. by purchase, v. Harding, who retires, The Paris papers of Wednesday last have arrived. lathe Chamber of Deputies a report was made by M. Laine, in the name of the commission chargcd to examine the projet relative te the importation and exportation of corn. The reporter took occasion to correct au erroneous opinion which had gone abroad that the purport of the proposed law was to interdict the entry of foreign corn into French porta; he explained, that its tenor went only to limit the imports upon such a seale as would pro- teet the agricultural interests of France, and concluded by re commending the adoption of the projet. The further delibera, tion upon the Budget ofthe present year, was then resumed, and concluded. The whole law being put to the vote, there appeared in its favour a majority of 190 against 14, French Funds, June 22.— Five per Cents, 6Sf, 60c.— Bank Stock, 15I7f. 50c. We have received New York papers to the 27th, Philadelphia to the 25tb, and Baltimore and Washington to the 24th ult.— Considerable financial embarrassment seems to prevail in the United States. It appears from the National Intelligencer, that such a run has been made upon the different Banks of the Union, as will compel them to suspend specie payments, if it be continued. New Ysrk Bank Stock had fallen from 104 ( the last quotation) to 95*, and Philadelphia Bank Slock to 96. A Philadelphia paper has the following paragraph " AMERICAN ARTISTS GOING TO EUROPE — It is stated in the papers that Messrs. Perkins and Toppan, of Newburyport, Mas- sachusatts, lately passed through New London, Connecticut, on I their way to London. Mr. Fairman, Engraver, of Philadelphia, goes out with these gentlemen: they are to be employed in • engraving for the Bank of England. From the specimens of their abilities which have been exhibited in London, Mr. Bagot, it is stated, has advanced them 5000{. sterling, and if they suc- ceed in their business, they are to receive in addition 100,000;." A long letter from Lord Cochrane, dated in February, from on board the squadron off Valparaiso, has been received in the city; a great portion of it refers to the Androtnaehe, British frigate. It will be remembered that his lordship made several inquiries of the commander of theUnited States sloop of war Ontario, regarding the former vessel, as to the quantity of specie on board, and to whom it belonged. In the communication to which we allude, his lordship states, we understand, unequivocally, that he certainly would have captured the British frigate, had he not been constrained by the government of Chili, as he firmly believed that the specie on board of her was actually Spanish property, but the Chilian authorities were too well disposed towards the i English to risk their displeasure, by making an attack oil the j Andromache, although they might have considered them- selves justified in so doing, j The greatest exertions are making by the friends of tbe ' Independent Cause, in this country, to turn to tbe best ac-< count tbe short time which is yet open to them, before the Foreign Enlistment bill is to take effect. A fast sailing vessel has, within these few days, been dispatched to Porto Bello, with a plentiful supply of arms, ammunition, and cloathing, for the troops of New Granada. The marriage of the King of Spain with the Princess Josephine, the youngest daughter of Prince Maximilian of Saxony, seems to be determined. Tbe Princess was born in 1803. She has expressed her consent, and it is the King's desire that her Highness should arrive in Madrid before Ihe feast of St. Michael. We learn by accounts from Buenos Ayres of the middle of March, that the government, in order to open the com- munication with Chili, which bad been interrupted for some time by the Caciques or Indians, had deemed it expedient to dispatch a considerable body of men into the interior to restore it. It appears that there are two parlies of Indians : one attached to the cause of the insurgents, and another op- posed to it; the first of these have evinced a great desire to oppose the royalists, and had sent notice to tbe supreme di- rector that should the Spanish armament, of which they had beard intelligence, make a landing in tbe river Plate, they would send a considerable force to repel the invaders. The Spanish General Morillo has addressed a Procla- mation to the British officers and soldiers now serving with the Patriots in South America. In this document, the General invites our countrymen to retire from the Republi- can ranks, promising them promotion in his own army, or money to assist them in returning to England. He appeals to their recollection of himself in the Peninsular war. No- thing, the General says, is wished for by the Venezuelans, but peace, and the annihilation of those monsters who affect to be their deliverers. The following is now given as a list of the vessels about to form the squadron for the Cadiz expedition : the Numan- tia, Ferdinand VII., Espana, and Guenero, of74 guns each; the Asia, of 64; and the San Julian, of 69; the Mercurio, Ligera, PerlafViva, Diana, and Pranta, frigates, of from 86 to 44 guns each ; a corvette of 26 guns ; four brigantines and gallies, of from five to 18 guns each ; besides 31 gun- boats, four gallies, two brigantiues, and a corvette, now building, but which will be completed by the time the expedition sails. The land troops will amount to only 18,000 men. We learn that Rear- Admiral Plampin lias been removed from the command of tbe squadron at St. Helena, and that Rear- Admiral Edward Leveson Gower lias been appointed to succeed him. Letters from Gibraltar, Malta, and various ports in the Mediterranean, state, that such bad been the alterations in the exchanges oil account of the legislative measures of Great Britain relating lo the Bank, that the merchants were preparing to ship very large quantities of gold and silver, particularly the latter. TheAustrian government lias given notice that tbe bank of Vienna will discount commercial bills at four per cent, aad advance money on deposits of public stock at five per cent. The sinking fund of that government is now in active operation, aud a marked melioration in the finances has taken place. A very considerable district in the Canton of Zurich was desolated on the 8th inst. by a dreadful hail- storin ; the hail- stones were of the size of a nut, and some of them as large as small apples. In 15 minutes all the prospect of a beautiful harvest was at an end: corn, vines, pulse, every thing, was destroyed. The soil was entirely denuded, and the trees, mutilated and despoiled of their leaves, presented nothing but the aspect of winter. A great number of animals were killed in the fields, and tbe birds fell deadfrom the trees; several men also were woutided, one of them mortally. Private letters from Hamburgh announce the failure of the house of Warburg and Co. of Altona. The German journals say, that a great number of English have recently been passing through the Tyrol, either to go into Switzerland, or return into Germany. They even go the length of saying that 40,000 of our countrymen were collected at Rome while the Emperor of Austria was there. Accounts from Genoa state, that several seamen belong- ing to vessels which had arrived from England bad been unexpectedly arrested. This affair had excited a great sensation, and various motives were assigned for tbe mea- sure. JUSTE 28. BELL'S WEEKLY MESSENGER. 205 THE THEATRES. ENGLISH OPERA- HOUSE.— The theatres this week have not presented mnch novelty ; but the performers have exerted their talents with a spirit and a skill which do equal credit to them- selves, and promise substantial benefit to the managers. Mr. Arnold is receiving the reward of his taste and liberality by ap- proving audiences; and we have no doubt that this theatre will continue one of the great attractions of the town. It is well known to have been a desirable object with our venerable sovereign, to patronize the establishment of an English Opera, for the double purpose of cultivating native talent and prevent- ing the prevailing influence of foreign manners from corrupting our national taste and character,— well knowing, with Mon- tesquieu, that " there is no altering the music of a nation with- out endangering the government." On this principle, tbe Lyceum, or English Opera, wasestablished, and if it has not been honoured with all the success that might have been wished, it has been rather owing to the perverted love of every thing foreign, than to the want of attractions which the theatre presented. Since our last, several popular pieces, peculiar to this theatre, have been re vived, among which we may name, more particularly, the excellent little drama of Amateurs and Aetors, in which Dowton, for the first time, supported the character of Elderberry, with infinite success. Harley, Wrench, and Wilkinson, in their original characters of Bustle, Wing, and Muffincap, were as happy as ever; while Pearman gave the beautiful little airs in a masterly style. Mr. O'Callaghan, as a bass singer, is of considerable abilities. His voice is rich and deep ; and as he appears to be a young actor, with taste and knowledge of music, we have no doubt bnt that he will become an efficient in his line, by a very short probation upon tbe stage. The Drury- lane Company, at the Haymarket, are likewise re- ceiving that encouragement to which they are so much entitled. — If we are not much mistaken, the temporary establishment of tbe Drury- lane Company on these boards will do more in favour of the drama, in shewing the advantage of small houses, than either the remonstrances of critics or even the scanty com- pany that attends the larger establishments. Since the Company have settled here, they are more compact, and appear to a mnch greater advantage. Their principal strength is in comedy; and the Poor Gentleman, Wild Oats, and Belle's Stratagem, have been performed very ably: in the former an old favourite, Elliston, appeared as Rover, and there was much chasteness and spirit in his acting. In tragedy Kean has appeared in his favourite character of Richard the Third. He never played the character better, and the public never saw it to so mnch advantage, as they had the opportunity of seeing the full expression of his intelligent countenance, when moved by the va- rious passions which successively seize on the soul of Richard. ROYAL CHRISTENING.— Thursday being the day appoint- ed for the private christening of the infant Princess, the child of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, preparations were made for the ceremony at Kensington- palace; the royal gold font was removed from the Tower of London, and was fit- ted up in the grand saloon, with crimson velvet coverings. The members of the Royal family and others assembled at ' he palace, at three o'clock. The Prince Regent was receiv- ed by the Duke of Kent, aud immediately after his arrival the ceremony commenced, which was performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, assisted by the Bishop of Lon- don. The infant Princess was named Alexandrina Victoria. The sponsors were his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, tie Emperor Alexander, who was represented, as his Im- perial Majesty's proxy, by the Duke of York; the Queen Dowager of Wurtemberg, who was represented, as her Ma- jesty's proxy, by the Princess Augusta; and her Serene Highness the Duchess Dowager of Coburg, who was repre- saited, as her proxy, by the Duchess of Gloucester. At the close of the baptism the Bishop of Loudon recorded the proceedings in the register- book of the Chapel Royal, St. James's- palace. In the evening the Duke and Duchess had a numerous and splendid party to dinner, to celebrate the joyful event. By the new bill for regulating the postage of letters from India, the Cape, Ceylon, and the Mauritius, there is to be a sea- postage of fourpeuce for every letter not exceeding three ounces, and for every letter exceeding three ounces the charge is to be one shilling per ounce. For every letter to India not exceeding three ounces there is to be charged twopence, and for letters exceeding three ounces, one shil- ling per'ounce. On every newspaper and price current, a sea- postage of one penny for every packet not exceeding one ounce, and for every packet exceeding an ounce, a charge at the rate of one penny per ounce. In consequence of ( he great accumulation of business in the House of Commons, it was settled on Friday night that the House shall meet on Monday at the early hour of two o'clock, and on every other day, during the remainder of the Session, at three o'clock. This is an approach to the old system, long since exploded, when the House met at ten o'clock in the morning. DISTRESS OF THE MANUFACTURERS.— There has been a considerable degree of agitation in the manufacturing dis- tricts within the last mouth, and several meetings held of the populace. It appears from the proceedings at those meetings, lhat more pains were taken, by some who at tended, to excite than to allay discontent, and the imme- diate distress of the poor was merged in the more remote question of Parliamentary reform. A numerous reform meeting was held on Monday at Dewsbury, in Yorkshire, when resolutions and declarations descriptive of the dis- tresses of the country, and in favour of equality and radi- cal reform, were proposed and agreed to. Similar meet- ings were also held the same day at Manchester, and other places in Yorkshire and Lancashire. It gives us pleasure, however, to be able to add, that the people composing these different assemblies, though smarting under severe priva- tions, every where conducted themselves peaceably, aud that there was no occasion for calling on either the civil or military power.— So great is the distress at Leeds, that the furniture of ten families was sold there last week for arrears of assessed taxes. 4 TALES OF MY LANDLORD.— Third Series. The third, and, we are assured in a postscript, the last series of these popular tales, has just appeared, and consists of two novels founded on legendary history, viz. The Bride of Lam- mermoor, occupying two volumes and a half, and Montrose, which fills the latter moiety of the third, and the whole of tbe fourth volume. The author, on taking leave, assumes that he has exhibited sufficient varieties of the Scottish character to exhaust one individual's observation, though a large harvest yet remains behind for other labourers capable of gathering it in. To each of the new tales there is a preface, of the description almost peculiar to the author, and shewing that he is not less competent to the amusing delineation of modern manners and circumstances, than to the faithful portraitnre of men and cus- toms belonging to elder times. The Bride of Latnmermoor is given ont as being woven from MS. notes of Tinto's, who was interested by the tradition while taking views of Ravenswood Castle in East Lothian, the scene of the fatal drama. The family of the Lords of Ravenswood had gradually sunk into decay during the agitated times which preceded the Union, and the last lord, Allan, from being a high feudal baron was at- tainted, and bis estates fell a prey to the legal subtleties of the lord- keeper, Sir W. Ashton, who became possessor of Ravens- wood Castle, while the fallen house found a wild refuge in the Wolf's Crag, a fortalice on a rock overhanging the sea not far from Berwick. At this point the novel commences. Allan dies in the wretched retreat of Wolf's Crag, and is grandly buried by his only son, Edgar, called by courtesy the master of Ravens- wood, who expends the amount of two years of his slender income on this ceremony. An occurrence takes place at the funeral which inflames the feud between the Ashtons and the Ravenswoods to the highest pitch. The latter being tories, ob- serve the high- church rites, which are interrupted by the whigs, to which faction the former belong, under a warrant signed by Sir W. Ashton, as the nearest privy- counsellor; the mourn- ers, however, resist this authority; the corpse is deposited in the earth, amid a circle of drawn swords, and young Ravens wood loudly vows eternal hatred and revenge against the vile spoilers of his father's fortune, tbe prophane intruders upon his burial rites. Sir W. Ashton's family consists of Lady Ashton, a Douglas of immeasurable ambition and violent passions ; two sons, Colonel Ashton, and a boy, Henry; and one daughter, Lucy, a soft and rather romantic girl, the heroine of the tale. Young Ravens- wood, on the eve of quitting Scotland for the exiled court at St. Germains, through the persuasions of a worthless and cowardly sycophant, called Craigengelt, and a spendthrift but brave and good humoured profligate, Hayston, laird of Bnck- law, is tempted by the former, in the hope of a fatal issue, to leave his personal maledictions with the Lord Keeper. The ma- lignant view is disappointed, and instead of cursing the Ashtons, Edgar is made the providential instrument of saviGg both father and daughter from the mortal attack of a wild bull, an animal then kept, as now at Lord Tankerville's, in many gentlemen's parks. An attachment between the young people springs out of this adventure, and the Lord Keeper discovers that it is his interest rather to encourage than oppose the match. His impe- rious Lady being absent, affairs go on in an even current for some time, in spite of portents and prophecies, which bode nothing but horrors, from the indication of attachment between a Ravens- wood and an Ashton, The principal personages who figure in these superstitious inferences, are Caleb Balderstone, an old and the last domestic at Wolf's Crag; Alice Gray, a decayed and blind retainer of the Ravenswoods; and Ailsie Gourlay, Annie Winnie, and a third demi- witch, ancient villagers who make philters, tell fortunes, and attend to lay out the dead, & c. Caleb is the character drawn most at length, and most originally. Wolf's Crag is in absolute desolation; but when visitors come, he lies, like a Scapin, through thick and thin, to make all ap- pear a land flowing with milk and honey, for the honour of the family. His fidelity is boundless, and his invention in the way we have alluded to, equally unlimited. Perhaps his shifts are carried beyond the verge of probability, but they are extremely amusing, even when he steals two wild ducks roasting at the cooper's fire, in order to furnish his master and his guests, a snpper; and when he pretends to burn the house to avoid a visit from the Marquis of A—, for whose presence he is unpro- vided. Blind Alice is a more mysterious being, and her ghost actually appears to Ravenswood after her death. The three witches are such crones as might be expected from the accurate and vigorous pen of this incomparable author— they croak of evil, they enjoy the calamities of others, they are dis- contented, envious, malicious, fiend- like. Ailsie Gourlay is one of Lady Ashton's tools in breaking Lucy's engagement with Ravenswood, and marrying her to Bucklaw, who has succeeded to the large property of his aunt, Lady Girnington; and in this, we donbt, is raised rather out of her pauper sphere to answer the purposes of the plot. It is when " the Master" is on the eve of setting out to visit Sir W. Ashton and his daughter at Ravenswood, that the trembling Caleb matters out the prophecv to deter his much- loved chief:— When the last Laird of Ravenswood to Kavenswood shall ride, And wooe a dead maiden to be his bride, He shall stable his steed ia the Kelpie's flow, And his name shall be lost for evermoe. The Kelpie's flow is a quicksand not far from Wolf's Crag; but as Lucy is alive, and her lover has no intention of stabling his steed in that way, he proceeds fearless of this Meg Merri- lies- like prediction. Nor is it fulfilled till after many adven- tures, and the falling in of other sinister omens, and the utter- ance of other fatal warnings. In the end, Lucy being wrought upon to forfeit her pledge to Ravenswood, is married to Bucklaw, whom she stabs in a fit of insanity on their wedding night; and dies on the ensuing day bnt one. Ravenswood, unbidden, attends her funeral, and is challenged by her brother, Colonel Ashtan; going to meet whom, on the following morning, he rides upon the fatal Kelpie's flow, and man and horse are swallowed up never to be seen more, Bucklaw recovers and reforms ; Colonel Ashton is killed in Flanders; the politic father dies soon after, and his son Henry also terminates his life unmarried, leaving the selfish and crtiel Lady Ashton to a desolate and miserable old age. Such are the rude outlines of The Bride of Lammermoor ; from which it will be seen, that not merely the superstitious but the supernatural has been resorted to in order to increase the interest, and not only the characteristic but the exaggerated, in order to produce a comic relief. In both these points there is an injurious departure from the original novels, at least in quan- tum; and the actual apparition of Alice, and prophecies of Ailsie Gourlay, as far outstrip in possibility the astrology of Manner- ing and gipsey rhymes of Meg Merrilies, as the farcical tricks and impostures of Caleb exceed the natural markings of the faithful honsekeeper in Old Mortality to whom be bears a ge- neral resemblance. Farther we may observe, that the incidents altogether border more upon the improbable than the better con- trived circumstances in preceding publications. But there is still thesame admirable drawing and keeping in the dramatis persona. Not only has the author exquisitely pourtrayed among his prin- cipals the temporising, undecided, timorous, and intriguing Sir W. Ashton, whose cunning digs its ewnpit; the haughty, un- feeling, vindictive temper of his Lady; the struggling between hereditary revenge and new- born love in Ravenswood; the mingled nature and romance, passiveness and desperation of Lucy; the rude honour and profligate debasement of Bucklaw; the sacrifice- despising attachment of Caleb;— but the inferior agents are all touched with the skill of a master. Girder the cooper, with his wife and mother- in- law, Caigengelt the syco- phant, Colonel and Henry Ashton, Mortsheugh the fiddling grave- digger, Lord Turntippet, Norman the forester, and all the " noticeable" villagers of Wolf's Hope, are drawn with the finest tact. These are the representatives of their respective genera, and so long as human nature continues, the truth of their delineation will be felt and acknowledged. An account of the other tale in this series, A Legend of Mon- trose, we shall probably introduce in onr next. SUMMER ASSIZES.— HOME CIRCUIT, before Mr. Justice Park and Mr. Baron Garrow:— Hertfordshire— Wednesday, July 21, at Hertford. Essex— Saturday, July 24, at Chelmsford. Kent— Monday, Auerust2, at Maidstone. Sussex— Saturday, August 7, at Lewes, Surrey— Thursday, August 12, at Croydon. SUMMER ASSIZES.— NORFOLK CIRCUIT, before Lord Chief Justice Dallas and Mr. Justice Burrough :— Buckinghamshire— Monday, July 26, at Buckingham. Bedfordshire— Thursday, July 29, at Bedford. Huntingdonshire— Saturday, July 31, at Huntingdon. Cambridgeshire— Monday, August 2, at Cambridge. Suffolk— Thursday, August 5, at Bury St. Edmund's, Norfolk— Tuesday, August 10, at the Castle of Norwich. City of Norwich— Same day, at the Guildhall, Norwich. MECHANICAL CHIMNEY SWEEPING.— On Friday a highly respectable meeting was held at the Freemasons' Hall, Queen'- street, to receive the report of the committee of the " Society for superseding the necessity of Climbing Boys," and to con- sider the necessity of again petitioning both Houses of Parlia ment for the attainment of that measure. A number of elegant females were present. His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex was to have presided, but a letter was received, expressing his regret that indisposition prevented the possibility of bis attend- ance. The Hon. H. G. Bennet was in consequence called to the chair.— He gave an interesting account of the efforts which had hitherto been made in order to mitigate the suffering condition of climbing boys. He concluded by warmly recommending a zealous perseverance in the humane cause they had so much at heart. Mr. Wilberforce heartily coincided with the Hon. Chairman in his views of the subject before the meeting, and" warmly supported the renewed exertions of the Society for the accomplishment of an object so interesting to the friends of humanity.— The report was read and agreed to, as were also petitions to both Houses of Parliament, which were immediately signed by every individual present. MR. OWEN'S PLAN— A meeting was held onSaturday at Free- masons'- hali, at which their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of Kent and Sussex attended, the former presiding, to take into consideration Mr. Owen's plan for ameliorating the condition of the poor, and determine on the propriety of further proceed- ings on the subject. The meeting, which was by means of tickets preserved from any improper intrusion, was notwith- standing both very numerous and highly respectable. The business was opened by his Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, and conducted throughout with that eminent condescension' ability, and impartiality, for which his Royal Highness is so' peculiarly distinguished. Mr. Owen exhibited a model of his establishment at New Lanark, and explained the details of bis system, in a manner equally candid and explicit, and we think calculated, not only to do honour to his head and heart, bnt as far as human foresight can devise, to answer every possible ob- jection, for which office, indeed, with proper opportunities, his long experience in the cause he advocates, ably qualifies bim. If his statements are to be relied upon ( and he was honoured' with the sanction of the Royal Chairman, who has more particu- larly examined his data, for their correctness) tbe country comprising these islands alone, has within itself the means of maintaining in comfort four times the present population • in- deed, his details were highly interesting and convincing,' and the result of the meeting, which was condncted with the utmost cordiality and unanimity, was a resolution, expressive of the importance of the subject to society at large— the appoint- ment of a committee for farther investigation of this benevnlonV vesiigation of this benevolent and humane project, consisting of both their Royal Highnesses and several respectable gentlemen present, with power to add* to their number, and to report to a future general meeting. ARRIVAL OF A STEAM- SHIP FROM SATANNAH.— A letter from Liverpool, dated June 21, says " among the arrivals yesterday at this port, we were particularly gratified and astonished by lhe novel sight of a fine steam- ship, which came round at half after seven, p. m. without the assistance of a single sheet, in a style which displayed the power and advantage of the application c f steam to vessels of the largest size, being 350 tons burthen. Sha is called the Savannah, Captain Rogers, and sailed from Sa- vannah 26< h of May, and arrived in the Channel five days since during her passage, she worked the engine 18 days. Her model is beautiful, and the accommodation for passengers elegant and complete ; this is the first ship on this construction that has un- dertaken a voyage across the Atlantic." FRUITFUL SEASON.— In the garden of the Yark city gaol there is a tree, from which Mr. Rylah, the gaoler, has this year takea twelve hundred apricots; and it is calculated that about the same number remain on it. What is more remarkable, the tree never bore fruit ( except in a very scanty manner) till this sea- sen, tm BELL'S WEEKLY MESSENGER JUNE 28. DRURY- LANE THEATRE. On Monday a meeting of the Proprietors and new Renters took place ia the saloon; Mr. HOSIER in the chair. The Chair- man having read the requisition, Mr. CALCRAFT said, he had a communication lo make which would give great satisfaction. A letter had been transmitted to him from Sir Benjamin Bloomfield, by command of his Royal Highness the Princc Regent, expressing his Royal Highness's deep regret at the embarrassed state of the finances ofthe theatre, and directing that 1,000/. should be paid down for the relief of the coocern. The letter concluded with expressing the most anxious wishes for the prosperity of the institution, and was received with immense applause. Mr. CALCRAFT said, that the utmost hopes of final success were entertained by those who had most minutely examined the accounts, and that the situation in which the theatre now stood far exceeded any of its former chances of prosperity. The first proposition which appeared to him necessary to be made was respecting the large arrears, which presented many dismal item*. The meeting were aware that 25,000/. must be raised before the theatre could be put into the hands of any profes- sional gentleman, and that it was equally necessary that the new renters should make sacrifices, by foregoing the receipts of the rents and profits due to them, until that 3um was repaid — an event which would, without doubt, take place within five years. After that period the theatre would be extending its profits universally; bnt unless there was a general concurrence in this proposition, all the efforts of the committee would prove abortive. He then proposed a resolution to that effect, and stated, that the creditors should be paid 10s. in the p^ und. Mr. FALLOWFIELD then moved a general resolution, that it wonld be for the interest of all concerned that the theatre should - be let. This was unanimously agreed to. The second resolu- tion, for the appointment of a committee to confer with the trustees, was also agreed to unanimously— and a most respecta- ble committee was appointed, viz. Mr. Claude Scott, Mr. Snod- grass, Mr. Church, Mr. Miuier, Mr. Burchall, Mr. Bell, Mr. - Gregory, Mr. Fraser, and Mr. Fosbrooke. The learned counsel for Lord Hawke having admitted the fact as proved ; and the case having been argued at very great length, Sir WM. SCOTT said, that taking the facts pleaded to be true, he had no hesitation in admitting this allegation. The counsel for Lord Hawke also suggested to the Court that they were entitled to the answers of Lady Hawke on oath, to the libel, which the Court at first seemed to think would be unneces- sary, as she had fully answered the libel by her allegation ; but, on consideration, directed her answers to be given, as well as those of his Lordship to the allegation. LAW REPORT. COURT OF KING'S BENCH.— JUNE 21. IRON COFFINS. THE KING V. THE SEXTON AND CHURCHWARDENS OF ST. ANDREW, HOI, BORN. Mr. CHITTY, pursuant to permission of the court, mentioned ngain his motion for a writ of mandamus, and observed that he thought he should be able to sustain the motion. He then cited the general principle upon which writs of mandamus had nsually been issued by the judges. It might be directed to any body or individuals in office, commanding them to do justice, and act in matters wherein the right and interest ofthe public or individuals seem to be impeded. The acting churchwardens in the above parish having refused to bury a body, merely because it was in an iron coffin, were amenable to common law, as well as the ec- clesiastical courts. He cited the ease of the Bishop of. Exeter, in which a mandamus had issued, commaudinghim to administer Holy Oil at the baptism of an infant. It was also held, upon au- thority, that every body ought to be buried in the church yard ofthe parish in which the party died. Mr. Justice BAYLEY said, the right ef burial in the parish church- yard might not extend to interment in iron coffins, which, not being subject to speedy decay, might soon fill the church- yard, to the exclusion of other bodies. Mr. CHITTY said, it had been customary to bury in leaden coffins, and bodies had been found which had laid buried in iron armour more than a century. The churchwardens, in this in- stance, admitted the claim to interment, by offering to bury the body for an extravagant sum of money. The Chief Justice and Mr. Justice Bayley still were of opinion, that the application could not be successful in a court of law ; but in order to dispose ofthe question with due consideration, Mr. Chitty was allowed to take a rule to show cause. The ease agreed to be laid before the four judges of the Court of Kiner's Bench for their opinion, respecting the cause between Lord Clinton, the Hon. Mrs. Damer, and the Marquis of Chol- mondeley, on which property to the amount of 14,000/. per annum depends, was taken into consideration a few days ago, when the Chief Justice, with Judges Holroyd and Best, coin- cided with the Master of the Rolls in favour of Mrs. Damer and the Marquis; whilst Mr. Justice Bayley was of a contrary opinion. CONSISTORY COURT, JUNE 23. NULLITY OF MARRIAGE. LOUD HAWKE V. CORRI, FALSELY CALLING HERSELF LADY HAWKE. This was a cause instituted by the Right Hon. Edward Har- vey Lord Hawke, against Augusta Elizabeth Corri, falsely call- ing herself Lady Hawke, for jactitation of marriage. The present question was on the admission of an allegation on behalf of Lady Hawke. It appeared, lhat in the months of January, February, and March, 1814, Lord Hawke, then a widower, paid his ad- dresses in the way of marriage to her Ladyship, she being then single and unmarried. On the morning of the 19th of March, they both went in his Lordship's carriage to Doctors'- comtnons, on which occasion Lord Hawke left her in the carriage, inform- ing her that he was going to his proctor's for the purpose of procuring a special license. At his return he said that the li- cense was to be sent to his house that afternoon, aud it was then determined upon, that the marriage should take place that even- ing at his Lordship's residence, No. 22, Park- lane, Grosvenor- square. It was accordingly, at that time and place, celebrated according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of Eng- land ; Ihe clergyman by whom it was solemnized was intro- duced to Lady Hawke as a minister of the Church of England, regularly officiating. For about two months after the marriage, it was, at the particular desire of Lord Hawke, kept quite secret. The parties cohabited together from the summer of the year 1814, and during the years 1815 and 18I « , till some time in 1817, at his Lordship's house in Park- lane, at his seat at Walmes- ly, in Yorkshire; at Paris, and other places on Ihe continent; at Worthing, in Sussex; at Sheffield, and iu several other places in this country. During all this period, Lady Hawke was intro- duced by bis Lordship to all his own friends, connexions, and acquaintances, as his lawful wife. When they were not toge- ther, the parties always corresponded with each other in the most affectionate manner, and invariably recognized cach other in terius as husband and wife. The letters to the lady from his Lordship were constantly addressed to " Lady Hawke." His children by his first marriage were enjoined to consider her as their mother; she presided at his table; and on their leaving London for Paris, Lord Hawke procured a passport from the French Ambassador for himself and " Lady Hawkc," his wife. In addition lo these facts of constant admission and general re- pute, as affecting the legality of her claim to be considered as his Lordship's wife, it was pleaded, that at the solemnization of the marriage, a paper, purporting to be a special lieense, was produced and read. HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY, EDINBURGH. FATAL EFFECTS OF INTEMPERANCE. A few days since came on the trial of Peter Homers, journey, man millwright in Haddington, charged with the murder of John Sandilands, day- labourer or farm- servant to the Earl of Dalbousie, upon the 15th day of April last, by striking him on the head with an axe. The prisoner having pleaded not guilty, the Jury were sworn to try the case. It appeared in evidence, that some young men had been amus- ing themselves by leaping on the high- road opposite to Co& lston- toll- bar, when they were joined by Ihe prisoner and his master's son, who had been working- in the neighbourhood, and, after finishing their job, had regaled themselves with sonje gills of whiskey at different public- houses. The deceased was standing enjoying the amusement, when Ihe prisoner said he wonld jump with any of them for twopence; and having lost his bet, refused to pay it, when some trifling altercation took place among the parties, and the deceased said, old as he was ( 66), he would either jump with him, or fight with him, for any thing he liked. Some bigh words then ensued between Ihe prisoner and the deceased, the import or amount of which was not distinctly recollected by any of the witnesses present; but it ended in this— that the prisoner advanced towards the deceased, and struck him a blow on the head with an axe, which he then had on his shoulder, and inflicted a severe wound on his left temple, out of which part of the brain protruded. After the examination of the witnesses, the counsel for the prosecutor and prisoner addressed the Jury; and the Lord Justice Clerk having summed up the evidence, the Jury retired, and deliberated for an hour and three- quarters, when they re- turned a written verdict, finding by a plurality of voices the prisoner guilty of the crime of murder libelled, but unanimously and earnestly recommended him to mercy. After a most solemn and impressive address from the Lord Justice Clerk, he was sentenced to be executed at Edinburgh on the 21st day of July next, between the hours of eight and ten in the forenoon, and his body to be given for dissection. There has never, perhaps, in the annals of drunkenness, ap- peared a more striking illustration of its fatal effects than this trial has afforded. One of our fellow- beings has already fallen a victim to the madness of intemperance, and the surviving pri- soner has justly forfeited his own life to the laws of his country. The origin of this quarrel was the paltry sum of twopence, and ( he fumes of a liquor, which have destroyed more than the wild- est ambition of the most sanguinary tyrant. It was very* strongly and very justly impressed, by the Lord Justice Clerk, upon the prisoner and all present, that, according to the laws of Scot- land, intemperance is neither a justification nor a palliation of a crime. In delivering his admirable charge to the prisoner, he again observed, that he wished to cnforce it upon all classes, from the highest to the lowest, that all must answer to the vio- lated laws of their country for offences committed under the in- fluence of ardent spirits. The prisuaer had always supported an excellent and irreproachable character, and the clearest evi- dence was adduced to prove his former sobriety; the drinking of half a bottle of " Scotland's skaith," made him murder an old man whom he never before saw, merely bccause he used some contumelious language to him; and we trust and hope so awful and striking an event will contribute to the forming of societies against the intemperate use of the destroyer of our reason, of ourselves, and our fellow mortals. ANTIQUITY OF COACHES.— It is not a little remarkable, that although we read in Scripture of chariots for footmen and cha. riots for horses, and of the frequent use of carriages in ancient Greece and Rome, yet it was not until the middle ofthe reign of Queen Elizabeth, lhat coaches were introduced into England ; and we learn that ' good Queen Bess' actually rode all the way from London lo Exeter on horseback, behind the Lord Chancel- lor. The first coach ever seen in England formed a part of the equipage of Henry Fitzalan, the last Earl of Arundel of that name, who died in 1579. It was invented by the Frenoh, as was the post- chaise also, which was first introduced into Eng- land by the son of the well- known writer in husbandry, Jethro Tull. Hackney- coaches were first established in London by Captain Bailey, in 1634; and, in the same year, hackney- chairs, or sedans, were introduced by Sir Sanders Duncombe, Knt. who was a great traveller, and had most probably seen them at Sedan, in France, where Dr. Johnson supposes they were first made. Brewer, in his' Beauties of Middlesex,' observes, in a note, that— ' It is familiarly said, that Hackney, on account of its numerous respectable inhabitants, was the first place, near London, pro- vided with coaches of hire, for Ihe accommodation of families, and that thence arises the term Hackney touches. This appears quite futile; the word hackney, as applied to a hireling-, is traced to a remote Britishorigin, and was certainly used ia its present sense long before that village became conspicuous for wealth or population.* In 1637, the number of hackney- coaches in London was confined to 50; in 1652, to 200; in 1654, to 300; in 1661, to 400; in 1694, to 700; in 1710, to 800; in 1771, to 1000; aad, in 1802, to 1100. In imitation of our hackney- coaches, Nicholas Sauvage introduced the fiacres at Paris, in the year 1650. The hammer cloth is an ornamental covering 1 S. Pegge says—' The coachman formerly used to carry a ham- > • > ner, pincers, a few nails, & e. in a leathern pouch hauging to his > box, and this cloth was devised for the hiding of them from pub- • i lie view.' R I CURIOUS INCIDENT— Whilst the Tth Hussars lately passed 1 by the Marquis of Atiglesea's seat near Lichfield, on their route r to Manchester, they were entertained by the Marquis at his : mansion with ffnod old English cheer. Whilst the soldiers were 1 j parading on the lawn in front of the house, immediately before j their departure, a somewhat singular appearance presented it- self in the persons ofthe Marquis, his brother ( a captain in the ~ I navy), Lord Uxbridge ( the Marquis's son), and the daughter of 5 the Marquis. The first wanted a leg which he lost at Waterloo, r j the Captain an arm, Ihe noble Lord Uxbridge was on crutches, * being wounded in the knee, and the fair Lady was minus her right hand, which she lost while attending her husband at one of the battles in Spain. WESTMINSTER HALL— On Monday afternoon one of Ihe large stunts of Ihe roof, near the entrance, havin; given way, fell with a most tremendous crash into the interior of the hall; several persons were passing at the time, but fortunately no one was hurt. In consequence, of the above circumstance, the eastern entrance is closed, aud the usual passage to the C- mrt of Exchequer shut. EXECUTIONS. On Wednesday morning Ihe last melancholy operation ef the law was carried into effect on the following unfortunate men convicted at the April sessions, viz.— Nicholas Benign Albin, aged 32, and Thomas Jeffcolt, aged 36., for steal- ing letters containing Bank- notes,' entrusted to them in their capacities as clerks in Ihc General Post office ; Charles Wright, aged 42, for a burglaryunder aggravated circumstances; George Price, aged 20, for puttiog off a forged Bank of England note for 20/. to Messrs. Wood, Phillips, and Co.; and William Am- brose, aged 28, for maliciously shooting at, with intent to murder, R. Viner. All but Ambrose seemed perfectly resigned. In his behaviour there was often a fierce show of resentment. He declared re- peatedly that he was innocent of the crime imputed to him ; but immediately before he was led out to execution, he said to the Rev. Mr. Cotton and Mr. Brown—" Although I am innocent of shooting, I have committed crimes for which I should have been flogged from the time of trial up to that of execution." He had determined to address the vast multitude, but was dissuaded by Mr. Cotton from doing so, the Ordinary having assured him that the public should be putin possession of his avowal. Mr. Cotton received several letters from the country, request- ing that, in the course of the performance cf the last duties wilh the two clerks of the Post- office, he would make particular in- quiry about certain bills of exchange, & c. which had been put into the post- office by correspondents of the writers, but never received. The unfortunate persons declared that they were unacquainted with the cause of the losses, and begged not to have their preparation for another state broken in upon by any questions unconnected with their hope of future happiness. Wright had frequent interviews with his prosecutor, Mr. Wil- kinson, who applied many times at the office of the Secretary of State, and solicited that a mitigated punishment might be sub- stituted. Character presented an impediment which it was impossible to surmount. Wright was a returned transport; and in that terrible distinction he had a companion ia Ambrose, who had been confined six years in the hulks. The procession from the room in whi r the irons were struck off was indescribably terrific. Allhougn the unfortunate men seemed wrapped in the awful consideration of what they were about to become, four of them, the moment the bell tolled, started as if struck by an clectric shock, and seemed to regard cach other with a dreadful curiosity. Jeffcott, whom the infirmity of deafness prevented from joiningat once in the feeling, was soon informed of the signal, by placing a trumpet to his ear. They reached Ihe scaffold with firmness and prayed fervently. At eight o'clock the drop fell, and they died without much struggle. Biadbury, a lad about 18 years of aga, who was also ordered for execution for having passed forged notes, received a respite os Tuesday night, for a week. The Rev. Mr. Cotton had an inter- view with the Secretary of Stafte upon the subject of tbe inten- tion of Government to make an example of this person. This boy bad been, it seems, offered his life by the Bank, upon con- dition that he would plead guilty to the minor offence. His refusal to do so threw him at once, notwithstanding his youtb, into his present situation. The connexions of Albin and Jeffcott were highly respectable, and great exertions had been made to obtain a mitigation af their sentence; but we understand the answer to such applica- tions was, that the " turpitude and extent of their offence pre- cluded the possibility." Jeffcott, up to the present discovery, bore an exemplary character; he has left aged parents to lament his untimely end. Albin has also left a wife aud infant child to bewail his ignominious departure from this world.— Wright was an old offender, and Ambrose was a well- known desperate character. ACCIDENTS AND OFFENCES. DREADFUL SUICIDE.— On Tuesday afternoon an inquest wts held at the King's Arms, Chandos- street, beforeT. Higgs, coroner, on the body of Mr. Wm. Raymond Brotherhood, sir- geon, aged 30, who cut his throat on the preceding day. It ap- peared from the evidence of Elizabeth Carter, servant at * ie Castle Coffee- house, Strand, that on Monday last, about f> ur o'clock in the afternoon, the deceased came into the coffec- rojm, and requested Mrs. Grimaldi to lend him a sharp knife to bleed himself: she inquired whether he was in the habit of doins it, and he said yes; she, however, refused lending it to him, feaiing he was bent upon suicide. He then left the place : shortly ater- wards something- was heard lo fall; on looking up the court, the deceased had dashed his head on the pavement; he got up and walked on; when he arrived near Mr. Donaldson's, the broker, he moved his neck- handkerchief, and with a lancct gave a sud- den start round, and putting the instrument to his neck, inflicted a deep wound. He afterwards took off his handkerchief, aud cut his throat again: he then staggered about five yards, and fell back, the blood flowing profusely ; witness made an alarm. The deed was committed opposite Mr. Morris's parlour window. Mr. M. immediately came out, and found the decased lying on his back : he died almost immediately.— Mr. T. Bell, of the Crown Tavern, Crown- street, Soho, deposed, that the deceased had occupied apartments at his house sincc February last; he was sometimes very collected, and at other times flighty ; within the last five years he had expended a larg- e sum of money, and was in very indigent circumstances. He was a man of great merit in his profession. Verdict— Insanity. ALARMING ACCIDENT.— Wednesday night a youth, 16 years of age, son to Mr. Pearcher, of Qaebec- place, Horselydown, pre- vious to going to bed, took a fine pointer dog of his father's with him into the room, for the purpose of rubbing him over with a composition of spirits of wtne and some other ingredi- ents, as a cure for the mange. Whilst iu Ihc act of perform- ing this operation, the flame of the candle communicated to the dog's back, and set it on fire; and, in his effort to extinguish the flame, it communicated to his shirt sleeves, which were soaked with tbe composition, and set them in a blaze. To save him- self, he let go the dog, which ran under the bed, and set the curtains on fire. The youth, in the greatest agony, ran out of tbe room, screaming for help. His cries brought all the family to his assistance; his father extinguished what remained of his clothes, which were on fire ; he was most dreadfully burned in the arms, breast, and face ; even the hair was nearly burned off bis head. He was pHt to bed, and a surgeon sent for, who rendered every necessary assistance, and he is expected soon to recover. The bed was nearly destroyed, and the floor nearly burned through. There were two children in the bed, who were nearly suffocated, before they were rescued from their perilous situation, they being fast asleep. The poor do* was so shock- ingly burned, that Mr. Pearcher deemed it expedient to end his misery by shooting him through the head with a loaded blun. derbuee, which he had in the house. ATTEMPT AT MURDER — A few minutes before nine o'clock on Wednesday morning, the neighbourhood of Portpool- lane, Gray's Inn lane, was thrown into the greatest state of alarm, from the dreadful shrieks and crics of murder proceeding from the house of Patrick Murray, a labourer, residing at 54, in that street; several persons assembled before the house; the cries of murder still continuing, Thos. Finsuni, a ucighbour, ven JUSTE 28. BELL'S WEEKLY MESSENGER. 205 tured in to ascertain the cause, when Murray, who had his • wife under him in the passsge, and who appeared to be stran- gling or otherwise ill- ireaiing her, left her, and seizing a case knife he made several stabs at Finsnm, and inflicted many severe wouods- in his side and thighs. The knife being round pointed, prevented any of them from being mortal. Finsum struggled hard with the assassin to take the knifa from him, calling out murder at the same time. Finsum laid hold of the knife, and Murray drew the blade through his hand, and nearly cutoff two of Finsum's fingers. The cries brought in William Renter, a tin- plate- worker, living within two doors, who, with the assist- ance of other persons, rescued Ftnsum and Murray'* wife from being murdered, and with great difficulty succeeded in se- curing the villain. Edward Read, a police officer, was sent for, who conveyed the prisoner before the sitting Magistrate in Hatton- garden, where all the witnesses attended, and the case being satisfactorily made out, the prisoner was committed te Newfate for trial. A few days age, a bee- hive belonging to Mr. George Cooper, of Scoreby- grange, near York, was accidentally overturned by one of the servant men. He himself luckily escaped danger; but the enraged insects appeared determined to revenge them- selves on any living object that came in their way. Part of them cousequently flew upon a pointer dog, and the rest upon a tur- key- cock, both of which were near the hive. The former ( being chained up and unable to escape) was so dreadfully stung, that he died in about two hours afterwards, apparently in a state of madness. The turkey- cock, however, survived till the following morning, and then died after considerable suffering. MELANCHOLY DEATH— On Friday an inquisition was held before J. Gel!, E* q Coroner for the city of Westminster, on the body of Miss Esther Lopez, a most amiable and accomplished youog lady, 24 years of age, at the house of her father, Sir M. Lopez, Bart. No. 3, Arlington street, Piccadilly.— Alice Pres- bury, lady's- maid to the deceased, deposed, that her mistress went to bed about eleven o'clock ou Thursday night, in goad health and spirits, as she always was, and that witness never heard her complain of any illness, except of a pain in her bewels, about a week previous to her death ; that about seven o'clock on Friday morning, the housemaid went into the young ladies'room, as usual, to open the windows, and inform them the time of day. In about twenty minntes after, Miss Franco Lopez, the only sister to the deceased, and who slept with hsr, ran into witness's room, crying that something was the matter with her sister. Witness immediately followed Miss Franco into the room, and found the deceased lying in bed; Bhe was speechless. Witness raised her up iu her arms.— The family were alarmed, and Mr. Fuller, the family surgeon, was sent for, wbo came immediately and attempted to bleed the deceased, but she was qaite dead.— Surgeon Fuller briefly stated, that on his arrival he found the deceased quite de* d, but that to satisfy the family, who were iu the greatest state of distress, he opened a vein in the arm of the deceased, which bled but absut a teaspoon full; and that it was his opinion her death was caused by a sudden fit of apoplexy.— The Jary, without farther evidenoe, returned a verdict— Died by the Visitation of God. The £ 30,000 Prize drawn last Thursday, was sold by SWIFT and Co. No. 600 ( class A), the grand Prize of £ 30,000 was sold in one quarter, two eighths, and eight sixteenth shares, at SWIFT and Co.' s Fortunate Offices, 11, Poultry; 12, Charing- eross; and 31, Aldgats High street. SWIFT and Co. also had the pleasure, in the last Lottery, of paying to the public more money in Capital Prizes than any other Office, including No. 9236, a Prize of £- 20,000. We are happy to inform our readers that the great evil, which Housekeepers have to contend with, arising from the engage- ment of their domestics, is completely remedied by the opportu- nity which the CENTRAL MART, for Servants and Places, afferds to the nobility and public, at No. 40, in Southampton- street, Strand. We have been silent observers of the progress which this establishment has made within the last few months, and we certainly do admire the order and regularity with which this concern is conducted.— We are of opinion, it is only neces- sary to be examined to gain that public approbation, of which we think it very deserving.— Southampton- strcetj Strand. BIRTHS. At Sir Robert Peel's house, in Upper Grosveuor- street, the Lady of G. R. DAWSON, Esq. M P of a s n. Mis N EWT' UN, Wai wick- sqhare, of a daughter. At North Hyde, tlie Lady of F. CHAPMAN, Esq. of a son and heir. At Braiuerton Hall, Norfolk, the Lady of JAMES MILLER, Esq. of a son. MARRIED. Tha'Hon! It. CLIVE. M. P. of Oakley Park, Shropshire, second son of tlie Earl of Powis, to the Right Hon. Lady H. WINDSOR, daughter of the late, aud sister of the present. Earl of Plymouth. E II LECHMERE, Esq., eldest son of Sir Anthony Lechmere, Bart, of the Rhyd, in Worcestershire, to the Hon. M. C. MURRAY, Maid of Honour to her late Majesty, daughter of the late David Murray, Esq., brother to the Right Hon. Lord £ libank. At the house of tlie Earl of Sefton, in Arlington street, C. P GRENFELL, Esq P. Grenfell, Esq. M. P. to the Right li t,. Lady G. t. F. MOLY- NEUX, eldest daughter ofthe Right Hon. the Earl of Seflon. At the Chapel of his Excellency the British Ambassador at Paris, H. PETERS, ion. Esq. to SARAH, daughter of General C. Burton. At Dublin, J. MARSHALL, Esq 91st regiment, to the Hon. R. BUTLER, only daughter ofthe Right Hon. Lord Dunboyue AtSt George's, Hanover square, J. C. HUGHES, Esq. of the Theatre Royal, Drury. lane, to Miss A. 1VERS, sister to Mrs Orger, of the same Theatre On ihe lOtli inst. at Gieenwich, by the Rev. G. Matheivs, Mr. It. WILSON, of Bush laue, Cannon- street, wine- merchant, to ELIZABETH, daughter of Mis R Slahey, of Greenwich. DIED. At her honse in Park- street, MARY, Baroness MORDAUNT, of Turvey, aged S' 2 By her death, this old peerage descends to his Grace the Duke of Gordon. The Right Hon R. DUNDAS, of Arnlston, late Lord Chief Baron of the Scotch Court of Exchequer — This is the gentleman to whom Sir S. Shepherd has been appointed successor. Lately, Lady CECIL COPLEY. At his house in llans- place, in the 74th year of his age, SirJ. MORRIS, Bart of Clasemont. Glamsrganshire. At he* seat at Hanweil, Middlesex, JULIA HENRIETTA, widow of the late Hon. aud Rev, Henry Jerome de Satis, D D. C. uat of the Holy Roman Empire A SMITH. Esq one of the Associate Engravers of the Royal Academy. In Soul hernhay- place, Exeter, Miss ANNA ELIZA STANHOPE, daughter of the late Admiral Sir Ilenry Edwyn Stanhope, Baronet. At Richmond, Mrs. A. WHITE, aged 77 t she was daughter to the lateTaylor White, Esq , formerly one of the Judges of Chester, and aunt to Sir Thomas W, White, Bart of Wallingwelb, in Nottinghamshire At the house of her mother, in Walcot- place, Lambeth, in the 19th year of her age, after undergoing the painful operation of trepanning, Miss ELIZA B1CKNELL, whose death was occasioned by a blow from a broken bottle, wan- tonly thrown from the galleiyot one of the public theatres about two years ago, and from which time she has been in a liHgering state of health. Suddenly, while riding out hi a donkey chaise, Mrs, WIT1IERSDEN, pro- prietor of the Marine Library and Boarding House, Ramsgate. Sudden Death.— Monday afternoon a young Lady, walking along Chapel- street, Edgware road, opposite the Pomfret Arms, fell backwaids and expired. In the mouth of Match last, while off Vera Ciuz, of a malignant fever, aged 15, H. SYMONS; and five d'avs after, through excess of grief at tbe loss of his brother, G SYMONS; both Midshipmen on board his Majesty's ship Sybille, and twin sons. Lately, IltlTH LORD, ofstainland, in the parish of Halifax, aged 83 years; and four days afterwaids, her husband, JAMES LORD, aged 83 years! They had been married of, years, and were both buried in one grave. On Wednesday, Mrs. SUTHERLAND, wife if A. It. Sutherland, M D. Great George- street, Westihinstej-,' ifrtd48. Oil Saturday, the IDili'inst. at his H& nse at Camberw. el|, QIDEON AC LAND, Esq. ill the 42d j ear of his age. LLOYD'S LIST. TUESDAY, June 22. The Neptune, King, bound to Jamaica, in coming out of the harbour of St. John, NB. on 13th ult. ran on shore on a reef, but was got » ff the following tide t and returned, and it was supposed without any material damage. The Camilla, Myhill, from Lisbon to Quebec, was lost in the ice off Cape Breton, 19th April. Crew saved, i The London, Dawson, from Liverpool to. Miramichi, was driven on shore on I Fox Island 3d Mav. Theschooner Industry, of about 150 or 180 tons, laden with lumber, was fallen in with on 5th inst. in lat. 42. long. 42 completely water- logged, and no person on board, by the Coquette, arrived in the Clyde " Newport, Pembroke, June 18— Several articles of wreck have been driven on shore here yesterday and to- day,— Sugar cases, heads of sugar hogsheads, pieces of plank, handspikes, and the after hatch of a large vessel." The Gnstatf, Helander, of and from Stockholm to Lisbon, was driven on shore on Cot ton Sand on Saturday, aud filled wilh water. Part of the stores saved. Cargo expected to be saved. The Clarissa of St. Maloes', Darthenny, from Newport to Bourdeaux, was driven on shore at Royan 10th inst. Crew saved. The Deux Amis, Morel, from Martinique, is stranded in Dunkirk Roads. Crew saved. The St. Geertre, Inman, from Antigua to Liverpool, which was driven on shore at South Uist on the 9th Jan. and afterwards got off, arrived at Maryport on Friday. FRIDAY, June 25. Nassau, N. P. I9lh May.— The American schooner Walton Gray, from Bal- timore to Havannah. has been wrecked at Berry Islau : s. The principal part of the cargosaved. The Portuguese ship Bom Successo, from Biazil, was captured . some time since by a Buenos Ayres vessel of war, and after having lain some j time at Rum Key, was wrecked on Little Island. The greatest part of the 1 cargo, consisting of sugar, cotton, rice, and hides, it is said will be saved." The Commerciante, from Lisbon, for the East Indies, put into Bahia 16th April in a leaky state. The Magnet, Wilkinson, from Shields to Copenhagen, got on shore on the Insound oil Sunday, but was got off at the flood, having only made a little water and upper works much strained. SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Custom- House, June 21. SHIPS ENTERED INWARD— The William, Bulmer; and Neptune, War- ren, from Harlingen; Harmony. Warren I and Duke of York, Fryer, from Rotterdam ; Maria, Gregg ; Zealous, Young; Harmony, Robson ; and John, Anderson, from Meinel; Caledonia, Ribb; Zephyr, Holt; Jallne, Unthank ; Industry, Hay; Dispatch, Ross; Bellona, Brown; Victoria, Barry; Hope, Ferrier ; and Favourite, Strong, from Riga; Industry, Ormister ; and Ann and Sarah, Roome, from Hamburgh; Hendrina, Englishman, from Groningen ; Fortune, Anderson; and Benjamin, Sedmaii, from Petefsburgh; Friends, Mathews, from Leghorn ; Aurora, Kemme, from Bremen ; Alert, Keppel, from Gottenburgh ; and Elizabeth, Seban, from Jamaica. CLEARED OUTWAIUJ— The Three Sisters, Marchant; Lord Liverpool, Nerfor; Verwachting, Alpheu; and Ann, Spence, for Rotterdam; Nera Srude, Pardo, for St. Jean de Lulz; Serin, Perrenton, for Newfoundland; Reward, Lough, for Hamburgh ; Fox, Fox, for Ostend ; Jean Laure, Auberl,. forRochford; Union, Dean, for Elsineur and Petersburgh ; and Nixon, Ross, for Barcelona. JUNE 22— SHIPS ENTERED INWARD— The Spence, Wilson; and William and John, White, from Meinel ; Agnes, . Welsh ; Janet, Wyllie; Oris, Dennis; Alert, M'Dougall; Leda, Vickerman ; and Fair Hibernian, Dodds, from Riga; Twee Gebroeders, Hansen, from Tonningen; Vrow Elizabeth, Vande Sleen, from Ostend ; Lufde, Zwanenberg, from Amsterdam ; Henrietta, Voltz, from Stettin ; Emanuel, Pedersen, from Dram ; aud Essex, Poate, from Montserrat. OUTWARD— The William, Young, for Marseilles ; Britannia, Jackson, for Hamburgh ; Westmorland, Tysen, for Demerara ; Spanish Patriots, Durell, for Cadiz ; Mary and Elizabeth, Phillips, for Malta ; Frederica, Newman, for Stet- tin ; Earl Bathurst, Laming, for Rotterdam ; Iris, Pierce, for the Cape of Good Hope ; Jack Tar, Harrison, f » r Jamaica ; and St. Ariloine, Magan, for Dieppe. CLEARED OUTWARD— The Perkins, Liston, for Elsineur and Peters- burgh ; Alexander, Beckley, for Dantzic; Isaac Todd, Smith, for Quebec ; Matilda, Whatley, for Antwerp ; Invulnerable, , for Newfoundland ; Vrow Lollina, Jake, for Amsterdam ; aud Henry, Allerson, for Onega. JUNE 23— SHIPS ENTERED INWARD— The Hannah, Hay; Cathe- rine, Turner ; Fortune, l. ievie ; and Aid, Isat, from Riga; Friede, Lenstedt, from Memel ; Grosnisted, Sund, from Messina ; Ziemen, Blug, from Rotter- dam ; Emma, Uraenton, from Stettin ; Regenten, Ossberg, from Stockholm ; Terence, Pearson, from Dantzic; Loid Normandy, Robinson, from Petersburg)]; Eliza, Parker, from Dram; and the Cygnet, Retts, from Rauders. OUTWARD- The Manlay, Mearns, for Berbice ; Neptune, Warren, for Harlingen ; Prince of Orange, Jones, for Rotterdam ; Ann, Drill, for Ham- burgh ; British Colony, Scott, for tlie' Cape of Good Hope ; Henry Clay, Cams, for Virginia ; and Lively Ann, Gebra, for Hayti. CLEARED OUTWARD— The Garland, Wanliill, for Baltimore; Active, Hutchings, for Dublin; Sailsburg, Guild, for Cadiz; Will, am, Dawson, for Hamburgh; A'exatider, Recher, for Dantzic; and Dorothy, Stewart, for Quebec. JUNE 24— SHIPS ENTERED INWARD— The Marshal Blucher, Ellis, from Rotterdam ; Neptuue, Young ; Trusty, Henderson j Tornax, Foster ; St. Nichotay, Schwart ; Elizabeth. Camtaoa ; Christian, Fotheringham ; and Friends, Sortie, from Riga ; Britannia, Uraft, from Dantzic ; Caleburg, lion. dd, from St. Fetersburgh ; Edward. Davis; Blue Eyed Maid, Cliitterden; and Ann, Mills, from Wa'erfyrd; Aurora, Menck, from 1- fusum; and Paragon, Hare, from Frederickstadt. OUTWARD— The Marshal Blather, Ellis, for Rotterdam ; Heros, Taillant, for Calais Prince of Waterloo, Page, for Ostend ; Desire, Bruce, for Antwerp; Viscount Exmoutb, Tyach, for Malaga t Spectator, Rich& rdsou, for Demeraia; Mary, Armstrong, for Hamburgh; Active, Cook, for Quebec; and Neutial, Lnndeberg, for Gotteriburgh. CLEARED OUTWARD— The Dispatch, Findlay, for Malta ; David, Pace, for Halifax ; Lalona, Stobie, for St Petersburgh; Samuel, Grant, for New Or- leans ; Enterprise, Young, for Elsineur and Petersburgh ; Joseph, Johnson; and Reward, Lough, for Hamburgh; also the Friends, Le Gtesby, for Vir ginia. PACKET LIST. j Packet outward. LastPacketsailed Next Packet due Jamaica L « > ewardlsles > j First Wednesday and Dem^ rara 5 in each Mouth. Leeward Islands and > I Demerara S ( Third Ditto— Do. Brazils and Madeira ..! First Tuesday Do Malta, Gibraltar,& Corfu First Tuesday Do. Lisbon .. lEvery Tuesday Cuxhaven Tuesdays and Holland j i Fridays. Sweden Friday. Ostend Tuesdays and Fri. Calais America • 1st Wed. ineachM India P Elizabeth, June 15. L Sidmnnth, J 21 Chesterfield. J 16 Diana, June 8 Do/ Kent, ( l; J Jg Montague, A S. Noctt. n, July 1. F. FreeHng, Jrtne7 Waisiiiirham. J. 13. P. Ernest, J. 25. Sundaysand Wed. Sundays & Thurs. Grace, June 15. Queensbury, J. 27. Bombay, Orient, June 16 — Madras, Albion, June 3.— Calcutta, Fame, May 27. LONDON MARKETS, FRIDAY, JUNE 25. SUGAR.— There have been extensive purchases of Muscovades at an advance of 2s. a 3s. per cwt., the sales this week are estimated to exceed 5000 lihds.; the wholesale grocers were the chief buyers early in the week, but latterly ihe refiners have purchased on a very extensive scale. Therd is not so much busi- ness doing this forenoon; the former prices are, however, fully supported — The public sale of Barbadoes Sugar brought forward on Wednesday consisted of 129 casks, the whole sold freely at an advance of 4s. a 5s. on the last public . sale prices, realizing higher rates than the proportionate advance in the prices of the market.— Refined goods are again at an advance of 2s. a 3s ; formerly the wholesale grocers, for the home consumption of the country, were the only purchasers; there is now a revival in the demand for shipping, which will pro- bably lead to considerable transactions— Molasses are in steady request at our quotations. There are more inquiries after Foreign Sugars. COFFEE.— There have been great fluctuations in the prices of Coffee; the advance within the last eight or ten days is fully 15s. per cwt. the improvement has been fully confirmed by the public sales which have been brougnt forward this week ; large parcels of St. Domingos have realized 106s. a 108s.-—' The pub- lic sale. of Coffee this forenoou consisted of 77 casks 640 bags British Plantation Coffee; the whole sold freely— middling Dominica 118s. 6d.; the fine Demerara went off 2s. lower; but generally of the Coffee market it may be stated, the great advance in the prices is very nearly maintained, though there is certainly not the same briskness in the market as on Wednesday last. COTTON— There has been a regular and rather extensive inquiry for Ben- gals for Exportation ; the holders generally obtain an advance of ^ d per lb. on the prices of last week, the sales are estimated to exceed 700 bags; in tbeoiher descriptions there is no business doing. The India Company have declared ! another sale of Cotton fur this day week. The letters received this morning from Liverpool state there were considerable sales of Cotton on Wednesday; there was no variation in the prices. RUM, BRANDY, and HOLLANDS— There is an increasing demand for Rums, which, with a considerable contract advertised, by Government, has improved the market.— The inferior descriptions of Brandy may be purchased at lower rates. T- In Hollands there is no alteration. ' TALLOW — The prices of Foreign Tallow are little varied; ihe Town market is to- day quoted 60s. 6( 1. which is 6d, lower than last week* IMPORTATIONS DURING LAST WEEK. From ANCONA, 2 cwt. orris root— ANTWERP. 1 cwt flax— AMSTER- DAM, 40 cwt. cheese, 2 cwt. butter— BOURDEAUX, 54 galls wine— BRE- 1 TEN, 80 cwt. anti- crude, 4 cwt. bacon, 1 cwt. Iiapis, 40 lbs. sausages, 40 galls, wine, 209 doz. lbs. bristles, 2od cwt. rugs, 50 civf rape c- ake. 60 cwt iron ore, 544 lbs. painters' colours, 60 lbs. human hair— CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 8 lbs. ostrich feathers, 3 cwt. elephants' teeth, 409 galls, wise- CALAIS, 7i0 lbs raw silk, 1440 lamb skins, 75 doz. straw hats, 694 galls wine— CADIZ, 340 galls, wine, 1 cwt. sausages— DUBLIN, & c. 2 tons blue, 240 tons bacon, 174 tons butter, 8 tons pork, 1 ton tongues, 12 tons lard, 24 galls ketchup, 268 galls, wine, 21 tons and 13 cwt. bed feathers, 6 ions old, and 10 cwt. white lead — DORDT, 140 cwt. madder— DEMERARA, 30 lbs tamarinds— DOMINICA, 107 lbs. arrow root, 105 lbs. tamarinds, 50 galls. wine- GUERNSEY, 44 galls, wine— GIBRALTAR, 10 lbs ostrich feathers, 2 cwt. honey, 8 cwt cork, 14 doz. chip hats, 173 galls. Wine— GRENADA, 6 tons logwood, 10 cwt. fustic— GOT- TEN BURG, 23 tons iron— HAMBRO', 190 cwt. white copperas, 65<: « t linen yarn, 420 yards tabling, & c. 701 cwt. rags, 60 lbs. morels, 14 cwt. iron, I cwt. brass wire, 1,091,40( 1 quills, 12 doz. lbs. bristles, 57 galls, wine, 1107 doz calf, 735 doz fitch, 248 doz coney, 150 cat, 660 lamb, 3542 hare, 2351 ermine skins, 651 horse hides, IDOslae horns— HARLINGEN. 2954 cwt. hotter— HOLLAND, & c. 4200 urs. beans. 598 qrs. bailey, 60 qrs pease, 46,354 qrs. oats— HAVRE, 15 galls wine— JAMAICA, 360 lbs arrow root, 103 lbs. tamarinds, 156 galls, wine— INDIA, 913 galls, wine— KONINGSBtJR « , 204 lbs. bristles— LISBON. 121 doz. goat, 17doz. calfskins— LEGHORN, 20 cwt argol, 344 cwt. junipr berries, 1208 lbs. anchovies, 2524 galls, sallad oil, 900 doz. chip hats, 55 lbs. < s- trich feathers. 142 lbs sausages, 246 galls, wine— MALAGA, 50 cwt black lead ST. MICHAEL'S, 37,000 oranges and lemons - MESSINA, 18 000 oranges and lemons, 4- 2galls wine- MADEIRA, 173 galls. wine- MEMEL, 98 doz lbs. bristles, 1120 qrs. linseed, 31 tons flax, 4 cwt. hemp, 367 doz. calf. 27 doz goat, and 6 doz calfskins— NEVIS, 25 lbs. succades, 129 lbs tamarinds— NAPLES, 468 galls, wine. 93 lbs. vermicelli— OPORTO, ISgalls wine- OSTEND, 35 tons oak bark— ODESSA, 162 cwt tallow— PHILADELPHIA, 7 tons iron ore, 3 cwt. hams, 54 cwt. quercitron bark— PALERMO, 200 cwt rags, 32 galls, wine— I'lLLAU, 41 doz. lbs bristles— PETERSBURG, 88 cwt isinglass, lol tons tallow— RIGA, 145 tons tallow, C2qrs heinp, .12 galls, wine— ROTTER- DAM, 50 tons oak bark, 429 lbs helebore ro > t, 6i5cwt. clover seed, 8 galls, cordial water, 919 galls wine, 9 doz calfskins, 676 cwt cheese, 15 cwt. huiter — STETTIN, 143 cwt madder— SMYRNA, 63 oz otto roses, 67 cwt. box- wood, 20 qrs. linseederSOUTH SEAS, 202 tons train oil, 38 seal skins- TE- NERIFFE, 50 galls.' wine—^ TRIESTE, 77 cwt. tallow, 248 cwt juniper berries, 66 cwt. cream tartar, 20 cwt. rags, 20 cwt. clover seed— Timber, & c 114 hd. deals, 48 lid. battens, 5 hd. oars, 365 bd. staves, 53 Ids. fir, 6 Ids. balks, 50 Ids. wainscot, I fath lalhwood— ST. 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Their successful experience » the surest critenoo of superiority, and the terras are always plainly stated at lie '' first interview, or in answer to Letlfers detailing the case, and enclosing a banbsX note. The remedies forwards to any part of the kingdom- Just published « price 5s. The jEGte of LIFE, a famil « r Coownentwy « n lite uLr. D;,,^ iv OOSS and Co To be had at all Book. cll » rV " - 13, Bonveric street, Fleet- street, Loudon, 3 - y'Oi M. MI ' S' { BELL'S WEEKLY MESSENGER. JUNE 2 « > POSTSCRIPT LONDON: MONDAY, JUNE 28, 1819. The foreign intelligence of the late week ia only of im- portance insomuch as it tends to confirm an expectation long entertained amongst political men, namely, that the British government would not wholly lose the opportunity of the present state of the Spanish government, to make some ac- quisition to the commerce and territory of the British Em- pire. We trust we should be the last to recommend any thing like taking advantage of the necessities of others to accomplish our own purposes, and thereby accelerating that ruin and dismantlement of a friendly state to which we are bound by treaty. But where the condition of that state has become such that her government cannot hold all its parts together— where she must, therefore, make sacrifices, and the only question is who shall pick up her floating timbers— where our claim in no degree augments her misfortune, and where rival powers are availing themselves of their more fa- vourable situation to aggrandise themselves from her wreck at the expense of our future security— under these circum- stances, we say, there can be no offence against the genero- sity becoming a great nation to look to our relative condi- tion, and to put iu our claim for such a share as may restore us to our former relations with the state aggrandised by her ces- sions. The argument briefly is,— Your cession of the Floridas has impaired our degree of strength and safety on the Gulf of Mexico and our West India islands. You must give us, therefore, some town or island, which may restore what you have thus withdrawn. You must not give to the menaces of America what you withhold from tire friendly confidence of the British government. We cannot permit you to give a rival this advantage over us. According to the public law of Europe, in all cessions, sales, or exchanges between powers, the commonwealth of European states is to be con- sidered as a third party, which neither of them must injure, — that is to say, that, in whatever changes they may make with each other, they must leave or make the same, or an equal relation, of political strength and advantage. Upon these principles, there is every reason to believe that there is some ground for the general report, that Great Britaiu has demanded, and that Spain is about to concede, some equivalent cession to the Crown of England, for the Fioridas, which she h^ s ceded to the United States. It is natural that the British government should make this de- mand, and it is reasonable that the Spanish court should as- sent to its principle. Add to this, the Foreign Enlistment Bill just passed, by which Spain has gained what is almost tantamount to a most active co- operation by the government of Great Britain against the Independents. Upon the ground of this measure, added to the equity of the principle, we think the British minister might make a very strong and effectual claim, and we trust that he has made it. We have 110 notion of giving things for nothing to a State who obeys the slavish impulse of fear with more readiness than the honourable feelings of gratitude. Spain owes to us an immense debt of public gratitude, but of which she has paid nothing, and appears inclined to pay nothing. On the other hand, America, by threatening, obtains what she re- quires. No one can feel rauah respect for a power so in- fluenced ; and therefore let us get what we honestly can, if it be only to rescue so much of the civilized world from dis- honour and commercial exclusion. As to the immediate object of the negotiation ( if we already may employ the term) there are two opinions principally entitled to cre- dit,— the one is, that we have solicited for the city of Ha vannah,— the other, that we have suggested Cuba, an island larger than Jamaica, indeed, nearly four times its magnitude. We must premise, however, that in regard- ing the demand for Cuba and the Havannah as two distinct things, our daily papers have made a singu- lar mistake— Cuba and the Havannah being effectually the tame; the one being the. geographical name of the island, and the other the popular name from the city of the Havan- nah, Now the only objection to this opinion is, that we could make no use of Cuba if we had it, being entirely a • agar island; and the slave- trade being happily abolished, it would hang as dead a weight upon us as Trinidad does at present. We do not say this, as regretting for a single moment the abolition of the infamous traffic in slaves, but merely as an argument of fact,— that in the absence of negro- labour- ers, no uew West India island will be worth the cost of its civil government. ,, • ^ From various circumstances which have within a short period appeared iii the Paris papers, it is evident that the state of the agriculture of France has attracted the particu- lar attention of the government. An Agricultural Society has been established, tosuperintend and promote the cultiva- tion of the soil, and corresponding members have been placed in every department to devise and encourage experi- ments, and report their results. SLAVE TRADE.— Extract of a letter from Sierra Leone, dated M'trcli, —" It is with the deepest regret 1 inform you, that notwithstanding the liberality of Great Britain, aud the faiih uf treaties solemnly entered into, this coast swarms with slave vessels, dragging thousands of its miserable inha- bitants into endless captivity. A few days ago arrived here the Union of Liverpool: the supercargo states, that duriug his in ' he River Calaba, not less than eight vessels, averaging 500 slaves each, had sailed for the Spanish Co lonies." it is Slid, that, upon a moderate computation, at least fl. oeo troop3 have already embarked from Ireland for South America. We understand that one of the British Commissioners, intended to carry into effect the Treaty made with Spain for the abolition of the Slave Trade, has left this country for Havannah. It is a serious fact, that in the last year 1817- 18, the trade from America to China employed 7,000,000 dollars and 16,000 tons of shipping: during the same time the British trade to China occupied 6,500,000 dollars and 20,000 torts of shipping; consequently, allowing that the American merchant receives his return in the course of one year, while the British requires nearly two years, the American trade to China is already more extensive than our own. ARTISTS IN ENGLAND.— It appears from a list of each elass inserted in a late number of Annals of the Fine Arts, that modern patronage has created in England not less than 931 professional artists of various descriptions, in and near the metropolis; of whom there are 532 painters, 45 sculp- tors, 149 architects, 93 engravers in line, 38 in mixed styles, 19 in mezzotinto, 83 in aquatinta, 22 on wood; and it de- serves to be especially noticed among the painters, that there are no less than 43 ladies. THE FUNDS— The purchases of stock made by the commis- sioners of the sinking fund will be on a scale greatly diminished after the present week, on account of its appropriation, in great part, to the service of the year. For this event, generally, the public have beeu long prepared, aithongh the real effect of the measure on the value of the government securities remains still to be determined. The amount of these purchases has been, for the quarters ending the 5th of January and the 5th of July, abont 4,308,000/. each, and for the quarters ending the 5th of April and the 10th of October, about 3,400,000*. each, mak ing, on the whole year, an aggregate snm of 15,500,000/. The dally purchases in the January and July quarters, were 96,000/. sterling; and in the April and October quarters 76,000/. Since the new taxes about to be raised, and the produce of which is to be applied hereafter to the sinking fund, will not be immediately productive, the daily purchases after the 5th of July will be extremely insignificant. It is calculated that, on an average, the commissioners will not have at their disposal, on each day of purchasing, a larger sum than 17,000/. sterling. As the funds declined last week nearly one per cent., and scarcely a day passed in which the market for stock was not a heavy one, one of the reasons given for this uniform state of depression was the approaching period of diminished pur- chases; but, independently of this cause, whether real or imaginary, there were others which governed the operations of the Stock Exchange. The party who have been so long en- deavouring to run down the prices, received last week an ac- cession of strength. On some occasions so many sales were of- fered, that it was difficult to find purchasers without making a sa- crifice. With this combination of unfavourable circumstances, it is not surprising that the funds have fallen, but that they have maintained the present prices, and have not declined still lower. Opinions in the city vary greatly as to the turn the funds are likely to take; the majority appear to expect a still further depression, bnt many of the most experienced speculators are sanguine in anticipating a material change for the better. Om- nium varied little in the course of Saturday; it left off at discount. Consols for opening, concluded at 68, which deduct- ing the dividend, leaves the price of that stock at 66*. PROVINCIALS. MARKETS.— The^ rutute/ New Market commenced onTuesday last, with a large assortment of prime cattle. Upwards of 1200 sheep were penned, many of them fat; pigs and calves were also in abundance; and also a good show of horses. A general wish was expressed that the market shonld not commence, in future, so early, that the dealers from Epping, Guildford, Godal- ming, and Brighton, might the more easily go and return the same day; and as the managing committee for the market ac- quiesced in the wish, and cansed it to be commanicated to the dealers ( nearly 400 of whom dined at different inns in the town), it is expected that the next market will not commence so early. Many advantages are contemplated from this establishment, local as well as general.— The Wakefield wool market, last week, had a material advance in price. FAIRS.— At Maidstone fair there was an Immense number of horses, both of the draught and nag kinds, bHt the sale was particularly dull, and exceeding high prices asked. The sup- ply ef cattle waa tolerably large, and ihe prices also high.— Stamford cattle fair was unusually large, and beasts were ob tained on favourable terms for the buyers. Sheep maintained their prices. The horse fair waa not worth notice. Several large droves of cattle have been lately landed at Mil- ford Haven, from Ireland, which lowered the price of home- bred beasts at the Welsh fairs. The accounts from the hop plantations in the neighbourhood of Maidstone vary considerably, and the diversity of opinion at ihe present moment is so great, that we are at a loss to know what to say respecting them. In some grounds they are con- siderably improved, while in others tbey are much gone off; in general the young plantations present by far the healthiest appearance, although there is much nnevenness of bine amongst them. In the old grounds the number of bills where the hops have not taken are very considerable, which is supposed to be owing to the exhaustion of the bine from the large crop of last year. The fty and lice are not thought to be so numerous as a few days since. The damage occasioned to the Fens by the late frosts, we re- gret to find has been considerable. It appears that the rape- seed and rye are most seriously injured; and that in some places the wheat and oats are now ploughing up : the brank is for the most part destroyed Signal stations are about to be erected on several parts of the coast, for the purpose of watching the movements of the smug- gling vessels, and giving notice of their approach. A pugilistic contest, which terminated fatally to one ef tbe combatants, took place early on Taesday morning last, at Rot- ten Park, near Birmingham, between two yonng men, named Charles Mackay and Samuel Eades. After fighting nearly 40 minutes, the latter had received so much injury that he died al- most immediately afterwards. ESCAPE OF CAMPBELL FROM WIGTON GAOL.— The prisoner's brother, dressed in female attire, together with some women, paid him a visit about 4 o'clock on Thursday last. In the ab- sence of the gaoler, the two brothers, who resemble each other, exchanged clothes, and on the re- appearance of the gaoler's wife to let out the visiters, the metamorphosed fair one walked off with the greatest decency and deliberation along with her female companions, leaving the brother in the place of the prisoner. The deception was discovered about an hour after, when people were sent in all directions, and every exertion waa used to effect the re apprehension of the prisoner, bnt he was not to be found. Campbell left a writing on the wall of his cell—" Banished forih of Scotland." ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AT YORK.— Tbe head clerk at the York Post- office attempted suicide a few days since, by cutting bis throat. He was discovered before life was extinct, and me- dical assistance immediately procured. It is expected he will recover. A few weeks ago, along with several others, he was summoned to give evidence on a trial in London, against a per- son who had committed a robbery on the General Post- sffice. Tbe prisoner Was found guilty, and sentenced to die; and it is probable the circumstance may have affected the mind of this unfortunate gentleman. DISTRESS OF THE MANUFACTURING CLASSES. A letter from Leeds of the 24th inst. says,— « The Resoiation passed at the late Meeting on Hunslet Moor, for calling a public meeting of the most respectable inhabitants of tbe district, to take into consideration the deplorable situation of the unem- ployed workmen, was brought forward with the laudable view of taking the business out of the improper hands into which it had got. As the requisition will be both numerously and re- spectably signed, there is no doubt but the worthy Magistrate will comply with the prayer of it, and thatevery possible means will be suggested and tried to alleviate the present state of dis- tress. It is quite certain, that relief of some kind or other must be afforded; for shonld the present state of things exist only twelve months more, the major part of our small manufacturers and dealers mnst become pauper's." SCOTCH MANUFACTURES.— The following are the reports re- lative to the slate of the manufactures in Scotland:— Edinburgh.— The demand for silk plaids, shawls, and trim- mings, is more limited than has been known for a long time, consequently this manufacture still continues dull. Plain- work is likewise flat, and sarsenets continne dull. Umbrella- cloth is very flat, and the price of weaving was never known to be so much reduced. A considerable number of hands are ont of em- ployment, and onr prospects are far from being cheering. Perth.— Trade continues to decline; weavers still find con stant employment; but from the low rate of wages, many have left the loom and gone to other occupations. There are perhaps one- tenth of the looms standing; many of the wearers cannot earn lOd. and few above 15d. a day. Not one of our manufac- turers have failed these many months. Paisley.— We cannot say that the prospects of the manufac- turers, and the operatives, have improved any since last month, and there is hut too much reason to fear that they have great difficulties still to encounter, before any material change for the belter takes place. There are but few weavers ont of employ- ment here, this being the principal seat of the imitation and silk manufacture, which have hitherto afforded them employment, though often, as upon the present occasion, at very reduced prices.— In Glasgow and the country towns, great numbers still continne unemployed, and much distress and despondency pre- vail in this large and populous district, in conseqaence of the low rate of wages, and want of work. The Queen Charlotte, with 93 passengers on board, chiefly Cumberland weavers, sailed last week from Dumfries for tbe United Stales of America. A meeting of the manufacturing, trading, and labouring classes of the city of Cork, took place on Monday last, for the purpose of petitioning Parliament upon the subject of their distresses. Although there were nearly 15,000 persons assembled, it appears that the utmost order and propriety were observed. A series of Resolutions were agreed to, and a Petition, founded upon them, was read, and approved by tbe meeting. In this Petition, they pray for a reduction of taxes, and " a restoration of their landed proorietors, by means of a tax npon absentees and a repeal of the Union." They further pray, if tbe above points cannot be granted, that the means may be afforded by Govern- ment for emigrating " to some country where, the taxes being lighter, they may be able to obtain employment and support."— The petition is to be presented to tbe House of Lords by the Earl of Charlemont, snd to the House of Commons by the Hon. C. H. Hutchinson. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.— Soon after noon on Saturday, the pre- mises of Messrs. Bensley, extending from Gough- square to Bolt- court, were discovered to be on fire; and such was the rapidity of the element, that, notwithstanding the very prompt attend- ance of the several insurance engines, the whole of that ex- tensive and beautifnl office, with Us warerooms and their con- tents, we are concerned to say, was completely destroyed, to- gether with the upper part of ihe family dwelling- honse in Bolt- court. We hardly ever witnessed a more rapid or more de- Fortunately the large room, which contains the slructive fire. On an estate between Downham I elaborate machine for steam printing, lying considerably lower and Wisbech, nearly 500 acres of rapeseed and rye, which, be- fore the frosts, gave every promise of proving a productive crop, are now totally destroyed. In some other places the same severity ef cold has been attended wiih equally injurious con- sequences. Even ipon the high lands, in some parts of Nor- folk, the ryes have been destroyed, aud much hurt sustained by the standard fruit trees. The grass in tbe meadows in many of the fields in the north of England is so abundant, that a crop of three tons is expected in many parts on each acre. The crops of onions are this year as abundant as they were scanty the last, when, it is said, more than 100,000/. were sunk by the speculators io that article. The herring fishery has commenced all along the coast of Scotland, from Maidens to Ayr Bay. The quality of the fish is excellent. The particulars » f the lale disturbance a » Liverpool are briefly as follow :— Some persons having been on Wednesday apprehend- ed for felony by the dock- officers, and put into Ihe Bridewell, a considerable mob collected for Ihe purpose of liberating the prisoners. They broke down the doors of the Bridewell, and in the affray several of the dock- constables were seriously hurt. Seventeen of the rioters were secured, and the necessary in- formations having been taken against them, they were on Thurs- day committed by the Mayor, to take their trial for tbe offence. than the rest of the buildings, escaped the fnry of tbe Oames ; suf- ficiently so, at least, to leave the very costly apparatus within its walls free from any material injury. Respecting the canse of this conflagratisn, at present, conjecture alone can be indulged ; but we are assured that it reals not wilb tbe conduct of the steam- engine, which remains entire; and we are happy to state, that neither the life nor safety of any person whatever was affected. In a northerly direoiion, the fire extended to the back of the houses in Geugh- aquare, occupied by Messrs. Smith and Co. Messrs. Ehn and Co. ( both farriers), and another large honse, occupied by Mrs. Salmon as a ladies' school; the latter waa en- tirely desiroyed, and the former very much damaged. Towards the west the fire did also considerable damage. Alderman Wood, very soon after the breaking oat of the Are, was upon the spot; and, with his well- known activity, laboured to render every ad- vice and assistance in his power. MAILS Arrived:— Flanders, I— Franc*,!. 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