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The Aberdeen Chronicle

03/03/1821

Printer / Publisher: J. Booth, jun. 
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Date of Article: 03/03/1821
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3w NUMBER 752.] SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1821. Writ. 6hI. Printed for J. BOOTH, Jiifi. Caaoitici- E STHKBT, ABERDEEN 5 where, anlfcy NBvVTOM & Co, N0.. S, Warwick Square, Newgate Street; J. WtflTB, 33, Fleet Street; E. HA IM vV AY, N. j, 1, Catherine Street, Strani L6HD'ON • J. k. JOHNSTON & Co. No. 1, Sackville Street, DUBLlii; and J. T. SMITH St Co. Hunter's Square, Eot.^ fltrHaw, Adyertiseiuents and Orders are taken in. Price of » a single Jfjapec, fi^ d. '-£ I 8s 6d. per Annum, delivered in Town * and £ V. 10s. per Annum, when sent by Post © ale tljf0 SDag. TIMBER FOR S A. LE. To ho he sold by public roup, on Saturday, 3d March, at 11 o'clock forenoon, opposite Catto, Thomson, and Co.' s Rope Work, r| M- IE entire CARGO of the Ship LORD X WELLINGTON, from St. John's, New Bruns- wick, viz. 180 to 200 loads YELLOW PINE, of excellent quality. CO to 70 do. RED do. long lengths aud large sizes. A Parcel of excellent PL A \ K\ 1000 to 8000 Hill). STAVES of good quality. JAMES ROSS, Auctioneer. Aberdeen, Feb. 23. 1821. ABERDEEN, 19th February, 1821. At the ANNUA!. GENERAL MEETING of the SUBSCRIBERS to the SHIPWRECKED SUA- MEN'S FUND, called ty Public Advertisement, and held in the Shipmaster Society s ITall, thin day, Tit* LORD PROVOST ts FT it CHAIR, THE following REPORT was read to the Meeting, viz, -.— ANNTCAL REPORT OF THE ifcttNttTtfiE OP MA- NAGEMENT OF THE SHIPWRECKED SEA- MEJi's FUND,' FEB, 17, 1821. Torn Committee have much satisfaction Irt reporting to the General Meeting, that the operations of this Cha- ritable Institution have been conducted during the past \ ear, on an increasing scale of usefulness and beneficcncc. It. will appear by the Statement now produced, that the number of distressed Families and Individuals have con- siderably increased ; but that the public support has kept pace with the increasing demand. It is worthy of atten- tion, tb. it this lias been very much owing to the liberal Collection which was made in the West Church, at the Charity Sermon lately preached there by the Rev. Dr. M EAIINS— to whom the Society is much indebted: and to the benevolent exertions of those Individuals whoso • handsomely bestowed the Proceeds of a Charity Play, in aid of this Institution. Your Committee contemplate with feelings of soirow, the addition made to the number ot Widows and destitute Families that fall to be added to vourlist, in consequence of the loss of almost the whole « fa Boat's Crew belonging to Torry. But the same JIand that has swelled the number of the indigent, w ill also increase the provision necessary for their support. READINGS AND RECITATIONS In Mr. Curium's Hall. THIS EVENING., SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1S21, MR M A CD O N A LD, assisted by his SENIO R PUPILS, will have the Honour to present a SELECTION of READINGS and RECITA- TIONS. To commence at Seven o'CIock precisely. Tickets { 2s. each) to lie had at Mr. Robertson's Library, and the other Booksellers, and of Mr. Macdonald, at his Lodgings, above i\ Ir. Robertson's Library. Students at the Universities, and Junior Branches, will be admitted at Half Price. *,• Between the Parts, Mr. MACDONALD will address a few Words accompanied by Illustrations from his Junior Pupils, on the great Benefits resulting from an early At- tention to the Study of Elocution, more particularly wich regard to the improvement of the memory, the great im- portance of which, in after life, every one must be « en- sible of. For other particulars, see Handbills. FOR SALE, BY PRIVATE BARGAIN, ONE SHAR E of the ABERDEEN, LEITH, and CLYDE SHIPPING COMPANY. Apply to Alex. Webster, Advocate iu Aberdeen. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SICK MAN'S FRIEND POSITIVELY THE L VST WEEK Cfje panorama of Will finally CLOSE on Saturday the 10th inst. JL » TATES££ VT OF THE RECEIPTS AMI EXPENDITURE FOR. LAST VKAR, IS AS FOLLOWS, VIZ. Subscriptions and Donations received from \ 5lli February 1820, to 15th February, 1821. I. umsden, a Donation, £ 2 2 0 1820. SirH. Niven Mr. Gilbert Falconer, do James Morgan, Esq. Bonnvmuir, do. A Friend to the Institution, per Rev.? Dr. Ross 4 I'rom a Friend to the Institution at? tt. Hall, & Co. 5 1 0 0 2 SO ipping 7 > TS S I 1 0 I Golspie, p. Mess. Scott, David Milne, Esq. Balance of a fine recovered from a Seaman for bad liehaviour, Aberdeen and London Shipping Company, a fine from Pilot: I .' nited Meeting, per Hon. Col. Ramsay Rev. Dr. Ross, annual subscription, ... 1 1 Proceeds of a Recitation, by Mr. Kidd, 1 12 ,90j. Hon. Capt. Gordon, M. P. a Donation. 10 O Jan. 23. Proceeds of a Play, after paying ex- 7 < ( Q pences, $ . 30. Wm. Johnston, Esq. a Donation, .... Pcb. 3. From the Owners of the Glentanner, } Grampian, Briton, Fingal, Thistle, f Julia, and O^ sian, one Guinea f each, per Mr. Alex. Mackie, jun. J . J i. Collection, at a Sermon by the Rev 7 Dr. Mearns, ... 5 — 12. Mrs. Robertson, Hazlehead, a Do- 7 nation! ; 5 Rev. Dr Ross, in addition to his an- 7 nual subscription y Rev. Mr. Thorn, Gordon's Hospital, Rev. Mr. Allan, Newhills, per Rev. 7 Dr. Mearns, .. J An unknown Friend per do . 20. Prom a Lady, by the hands of Alex 7 Gibbon, Esq ... 3 1820. EXPENDITURE. April By temporary aid to 2 Widows £ 2 D June20. —- Half- yearly payment to 61 Wi- 7 84 J5 dows and 70 Orphans, & c. ... J Dec. 20. D. Chalmers & Co. per Account. ... tr 0 . Half- yearly payment to 66 ^ 03 11 1 O dows, and 76 Orphans, & c. Postages, O 1 =£ 186 C 8 In looking forward to the ensuing year, and the new demands that may probably be made on the funds of this Institution, your Committee wish to call your attention to the most probable means of providing a suitable addi- tion to meet these demands. The Regulations of last year, for levying a small Rate from the Shipping and Boats belonging to Aberdeen, • Ncwburgli. and the Fishing Towns in the parishes of Cruden and Nigg has not produced the desired effect: Yet there are a few who have come forward in a hand- some and liberal manner with their Subscriptions, audit is to be hoped that others will follow their example. The Committee would therefore suggest the propriety of this plan being again attempted, that the easiest and least objectionable mode, of forming a fund and provision for those dependent and numerous objects of cbaiity, may be carried into effect, ft is therefore hoped, that Ship- owners in particular, and others connected with this In- stitution, will come forward in a liberal manner to its support without which, it will be impossible for your . Committee to meet the increasing demand ou the Funds. Your Committee cannot conclude this Report, without mentioning, that they are well aware of the many demands which they have been obliged to make upon a generous jurblic yet they - hope the laudable and truly charitable nature of this Institution will still enjoy a share of its pa- tronage. The Meeting having heard and considered the above Report, unanimously approved of it, and directed it to be published in the Aberdeen Newspapers.— They returned their Thanks to the Committee for their attention to the interest of the Institution during the past year— to their Treasurer, for his gratuitous services— and to the Gen- tlemen who took the trouble of examining the accounts, anil preparing the report. The Meeting then proceeded to the Election of a Com- piitto.'. for the ensuing year— when the following Gentle- men were nominated to act in conjunction with the Pro- vost, the Senior Clergyman of the Established Church, the Minister of l'ootdee, the Convener of the Trades, aiid , he President of the Shipmaster" Society, viz. : — And on MONDAY the Yllh, WILL OPEN, In the large Hall, UNION STREET, The GRAND HISTORICAL PERISTREPHIC PANORAMA OF THE Battles of Ligny, Les Quatre Bras, and Waterloo, Accompanied by a full Military Rand, and the Highland Bagpipe, when the Highland Regiments are introduced. The Proprietor8,. with heartfelt gratitude, beg to return their sincere Thanks for the unlimited patronage the in- habitants of Aberdeen have liestowed on their Panorama of Algiers; and most respectfully announce, that on Mon- day evening the 12th inst. they will open in Morison's Large Hall, Union Street, their Grand Historical Peri- strephic Panorama of the BATTLES of L1GNY, LES QUATRE BRAS, and WATERLOO which they cannot better describe than by stating, that it is conducted upon the same principles as Algiers. This varied aud moving representation of a victory un- equalled in the annals of the world, is painted on nearly 10,000 square feet of canvas, under the direction of LORD FITZROY SOMERSET, Military Secretary and Aid- de- Catnp to bis Grace the Duke of Wellington, and from information received'at the Adjutant- General's Oflicein Paris, and from Drawings made on the spot; and has given universal satisfaction, bringing immense crowds of spectators, in Edinburgh, Dublin, Liverpool, Man- chester, & c. Order of the Subjects, and appropriate Musical Accomjmmments. 1. His Grace the Duke of Wellington and the Allied Staff reviewing the Troops near Brussels— Military Overture and Grand March. 2. Napoleon Bonaparte and Staff, with the French Army on its March— French Grand March. 3. The Battle of Ligny, with the perilous Situation of Marshal Prince Blucher— Rattle Piece. 4. The Battle of Les Quatre Bras— The Death of the Duke of Brunswick— An Andante. 5. The Battle of Waterloo— The French Position on the morning of the 18th— French Quick March and British Grenadiers. 6. The Attack 011 the Farm House of La Have Sainte— The 42d Highlanders charging the Cuirassiers— Campbells are coming. 7. The Death of Sir Thomas Pieton— Attack on Mont St. Jean— The 79th and 92d Highlanders charging the French Imperial Guards, See.— Grand Battle Piece. 8. The Decisive Charge of the Scots Greys, and over- throw of the Cuirassiers— Capture of Ttvo French Eagles— Scots ivha hae, and Battle Piece. 9. A Group of French Prisoners guarded by Cavalry and Infantry— Downfall of Paris. 10 The last Grand Charge by the British; the Duke of Wellington and the Marquis of Auglesea appearing ill the Fore- ground— WITH THE TOTAL OVERTHROW OF THE FRENCH ARMY— See the conquering Hero Finale— God save the King. The Panorama will be exhibited once in the day- time. . viz. at one o'clock precisely; it will also be brilliantly illuminated at night, and exhibited twice, viz. at seven, and half- past eight o* clock: Front Seats, 2s— Back Seats, Is.— Children under 12 years of age. Half- price. Tickets for One Month ( not transferable) 5s. Books descriptive of the Panorama, giving numerous interesting Anecdotes relative to the Battles, to be had at tile Rooms, price 6d. b< MR. AND MRS. F— MOW, WITH the utmost humility and respect, leave to return their grateful acknowledgments to their Friends and the Public, for the very geneious and liberal encouragement they met with 011 the evening of the 26th February.; and to anno:. uce- their intention of giving an EVENING'S ENTERTAINMENT for the above purpose, ( assisted as before,) in Mr. MAS- LIN'S HALL. On MONDAY EVENING, March 5, 1821, Will be presented, Shakespeaie's celebrated Tragedy of MACBETH, KING OF SCOTLAND. With appropriate Dresses, characteristic of the old SccilK tish Warriors. and the original Music. AVith other Entertainments. The whole to conclude with Macldin's much admired Fa ice of LOVE- A- LA- MODE. PIT, GALLERY, Is. Doors open at Six. and the Performance to commence at Seven o'Clock. Tickets to be had of Mr. Maslin. Queen Street; Mr. James Reid, Green; Mr. Alex. Middier, Callow- gale ; and of the Booksellers. GROUND TO BE FEUED, FRONTING ANl) AT THE llrEST END OF VtfJON PLACE. Upon Friday the 9th day of March next, at 6 o'clock in the evening, there will be exposed to sale, within the Lemon Tree Tavern of Aberdeen, in way of feu, riMIAT PIECE of GROUND, at the West A End of Union Place of Aberdeen, belonging to the lute Capt. DWHCAN'S Trustees, lying along the Skene Turnpike on the north ; the New [ toad leading from Union Place to the Bridge of Deo, on the south east; and the Road leading from the Bridge of Dee road to the Skene turnpike, along the Justice Mill Dam, on the west. r This Piece of Ground lies in one of the best situations about Aberdeen for being used as Building' Areas— and being completely surrounded by Roads, may - lie turned to many advantageous purposes. The upset yearly Feu- duty will be ^ 27 10s, ~ And, at same time;' the inclosed PIECE of GROUND adjoining to Miss Drysdale's property. ' and fronting Union Place, at present laid out as a Garden, with the use of an excellent well therein, will be exposed to sale in w- ay of feu. The Articles of Roup will lie seen in the hands of Alex, and John C'adenhead. Advocates. Adelphi, . to whom application may be made for farther particulars. TO COVER, AT ABOYNE CASTLE, BETHLEM GABER, got by SORCERER, his Dam, by Burrard, out of OAN — full bred, Dark Brown, with black legs; stands 16^ hands high— A sure Foal getter ; and for Bone and Action, his like was never shewn in the North. Terms, Two Guineas, and Half a- Crown to the Groom. The money to be paid before the Mares are tak- en away. Grass, in its season, at Is. per night. FOR SALE, A fine English BULL, five years old, very handsome ; parted with on account of one of the same breed coming up. Apply to the Overseer, at Ahovne Castle, ( One Concern.) HOUSE TO LET, FOR ONE OR MORE YEARS. neatand comfortable HOUSE in Drum's presently occupied by the Rev. Mr. Wilkin- son. Entry at Whitsunday first. Enquire at Messrs. Charles and Alex* Gordon, Ad- vocates, Castle Street; or, Mr. Johnston, Broomhill. THAT Lane, TO LET, Trntry at Whitsunday Jirst, THAT large elegant, and commodious FA- MILY HOUSE in Long Acre, presently posses- sed by Mr. Nicol. The accommodation is as follows, viz. On the sunj* Floor— u Kitchen, W « sh- house, with Wine and Coal Cellars. First Floor, an elegant Dining Room, Parlour, aud Pantry. Second Floor, a Drawing Room, Three Bed Rooms, and Bed Closet. Attic Storey, four Coomceiled Rooms, and a Store Room, with several Offices attached ; and for a very small rent, the use of a good Garden behind. All the Rooms have fixed Grates. The Rent of the House will be moderate ; and may be seen any lawful day, between twelve and tkr e o'clock. For particulars, application may be made to David Hutcheon, Advocate, Marischal Street. HARD WOOD FOR SALE, IN THE GARIOCH. To be sold by Public Roup, on Thursday the 8th day of March, on the Estate of GL A CK, ACONSIDER ABLE quantity oF full grown ASH, and a number of well grown LABURNUM and LARIX TREES; also, from Four to Five Score full grown ALL A R TREES, suited for Machinery, Cooper- age, Cartwright Work, and all Country Purposes. %* The Roup will commence in the Kirktown of Daviot, exactly at 11 o'Clock Forenoon. FARMS AND CROFTS TO LET. On Saturday the 1.7th of March, at 10 o'clock forenoon, there will be Let., at Mill f un of Stonehaven, rp. HE following FARMS and CROFTS, in the JL Parishes of DUS'OTTA R and ARBUTHNOTT, and County of Kincardine, for the periods after- mention ed,- viz. The Farm of NET FT ER CRIGGIE. as now bound- ed and marched, occupied by Alexander Paterson, con sisting of 45 A. 2 a OOY, of Arable Land; and 21A. of Pasture. The Slatted COTTAGE and CROFT, part of Ne ther Criggie. lying on the north side of the Plantations, consisting of 2 acres Arable, aud about 1 ^ acres of Pas- ture. That part of LITTLE B ARRAS, occupied by John Falconer, consisting of 22 acres Arable, and 10 of Pas ture. These will be Let for 19 years, from Whitsunday first. The FARMS of WEST- TOWN, and FAIRNY- BRAE, either in one or three lots. The south lot, con sistirigof about 20 acres Arable, and of Pasture ; the middle lot. of 52 acres Arable, and 44 of Pasture; and the north lot, of 39- acres Arable, and 52 of Pasture. These Possessions will he let for 19 years, from Martin- mas next, and being all in Grass, the same will be let for this season, on such terms as can be agreed on. All these Farms lie within a few miles of Stonehaven, to which there is access by excellent roads. For further particulars, apply to Andrew Jopp, Ad- vocate in Aberdeen ; and William Thomson, at Eriggs of Criggie, will point out the marches. WONDERFUL CHEAP SALE of BOOKS. MR. HILL begs leave to inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Aberdeen and its vicinity, that he opened his Extensive and Wonderfully Cheap Sale of Tare ani. valuable B JOKS, and other Articles, by Auc- tion. and Private Bargain, in his Sale Room, 4th Shop West, from the Adelphi Court, on Friday the 2d of March, 1821, and following days. As the whole is to be sold off without reserve, great bargains will be given. VESSEL FOR SALE. There will be exposed to public sale, within the Lemon Tree Tavern, upon Wednesday the 7th of March, at 6 o'clock evening, THIRTY- ONE THIRTY- SECOND PARTS Of the fine Brig HALIFAX PACKET, IS" 73 94th Tons per jI^ gister^ buHt 5814. and Cbppir- s! i^ a$ lied;, to . flia,;) igl) ii;% ate.( t;' about thfee'., yeat* J> fctV ' ' ' . | i Ttte Upset. Price w? R be at the rate of =£ 1200 for the who'e Vessel, beiilg considerably under one- third of her orijfiwil'COSt. I'or further particulars, applv to ROBERT DUTHIE. Quay, Feb. 21, 1821. Rev. Dr. Grudcn Kev. Dr. Kidd liaiilie Brown Messrs. jas. Foibes • Geo.' Thomson , David Milne Messr . Alex. Dalg. irno • Altjx. Dutliie, jun. —, Alex. Gibbon —— VVm. Johnston Wm. Cattfi 1 Arthur Gibbon RO3LRT MITCHELL, Treasurer. GAVIN HADDEN, P. The Tl anks of the Meeting were then presented to the I-. ord Pro. oat, for liia aUcniitlice, and hi* coaduct in the Chair, " ' ' TO CARTERS. THE COMMISSIONERS OF POLICE I? OR this. Citv, hereby intimate, that they mean . to let the Dung of the STREETS in FARM, for the term of ONE YEAR, from and after the 31st March next. The Tacksman tobe boundtocollectandcarry off the Dung, and submit to the Regulations established by the Board, which areprepared, and to be seen at the Police Office, Broad Street. Tenders to be given in, on or before Saturday the 17th March. •• , ' In the event of the Streets. not being let in the manner above proposed, the Commissioners will contract with any Person for Carting the Dung from the same to the Pub- lic Dung Hills for One Year, from the 31st of March. Tenders to be lodged as above. By appointment of the Board, JOHN CHALMERS, CLERK. Aberdeen, Feb', i 20, 1S21\ FOR COLDS, COUGHS, ASTHMAS, Sec rjMIE PECTORAL ELIXIR. Experience JL during a very long period has incontestably proved the superior eiFicacy of this Medicine, in all cases of Cohls, Coughs, and Asthmatic affections. By promoting GEN TIT expectoration it verv shortly relieves the patient of a slight or recent, Cold, and a few doses are generally sufficient to remove those which neglect FIA? rendered more confirmed and obstinate, and which are accompanied URiih Cough, Spitting of. Blood, and other serious symptoms. Its pe- culiar balsamic powers tend to heal soreness and allay the irritation of the lungs in cases of Cough ; and in Asth- matic affections it assists and gives freedom to the Breath Thus it is an extensively valuable Remedy in the most prevalent class of complaints in this Country, during th winter season. Sold in Bottles at Is. I^ d. and 2s. 9d.; by the principal Druggists, Booksellers, and Medicine Venders, in every Town throughout the United Kingdom. A7". />. Purchasers are requested, to rrs/ t for the Pee torn Elirir, and to. observe the name and address ofu [ iutter, 4 Cheapside," are engraved on the stum)) attached to each bottle, to distinguish it // U// I LUITATIWNS under similar it les . SALE OF SHIPPING, & c. Upon Friday the 16th March next, at two o'clock after- noon, there will be exposed to sale by public roup, within the Lemon Tree Tavern, Aberdeen, rTMlE following S II A R E S of • A . SHIPPING, and other PRO PE It TV. belonging to the sequestrated Estate of Anthony Wilson, Merchant and Ship- owner in Aberdeen, at the several upset prices undernoted, viz. One- twelfth Share of the Brig WILLIAMlNA,>£ 180 Five Forty- eighth Share of the Briganline BARBARA 150 One- eighth Share of the Brig DUNCAN FORBES. .:. 160 One Twenty- fourth Share of the MORNING- FIELD, ... 70 One Ninety- sixth Share of the LOUSIA, 20 One Share of the NEW LONDON SHIP- PING COMPANY, . .. 10 One Share of tha COMMERCIAL BANK of SCOTLAND, 1- JO Ten Shares of the HERCULES INSUR- ANCE COMPANY ... 135 Five Shares of the EUROPEAN COM- PANY. ... ... 95 For farther particulars application may be made to Alex. Webster, Advocate, Trustee 011 the sequestrated Estate of the said Anthony Wilson. At same time, will be expused to sale, the following SHARES of SHIPPING, which belonged to the late PETER RITCHIE, at the Upset Prices aftei- mentioned, via. 1 Half of the Brig HIBERNIA, ... =£ 400 3- 16ths of the Brig HOPE 150 l- 12tb of tile Brig MORNINGFIELD ... 110 116th of the Brig LOUISA 100 2 Shares of the NEW LONDON SHIPP. CO. 20 Apply as above. FOR SALE BY PRIVATE BARGAIN. ONE- EIGHTH SHARE Of the Brigantme GOOD INTENT Of Aberdeen, will be sold on reasonable terms. Apply to William Laurie, at Messrs. Alexander and James Gibbon's Office, Quay. ( Not to be repeated.) Aberdeen, Feb. 28. 1821. FOR ST. JOHN'S, NEW BRUNSWICK, THE SHIP * FAIRFIELD, ( A Constant Trader) 3.50 Tons . per Register, JAMES WORK, MASTER, Will befready to receive Goods on board for the above Port by the 14th February, and will posi tively sail 14th March-— bas excellent accommodation for Passengers. For Freight or Passage, apply to JOHN LUMSDEN. Marischal Street, 3lit Jan. 1821. FOR QUEBEC AND MONTREAL, THE FINE BRIGANTfNE E A R L of DA L HO US IE, JOHN LI VIE, MASTER, 183 Tons per Register, or 280 Tons Burden, Will be on the Birth, ready to receive Goodsfor the above Ports, by the 20th February, and will sail on or about 25th March.. For Freight or Passage, apply to Farquarson & Co. St. Nicholas Street; or Capt, Livie, on board. N. B— The EARL of DALHOOSIE being a fine new Vessel, the accommodation for Passengers is excellent; and those intending to go are requested to apply early. FIRST SPRING SHIP FOR QUEBEC. The Fine Fast Sailing Coppered Brig VENUS, 250 Tons Burthen. ALEX. ANDERSON, MASTER. ( Late of the Patriot. J This Vessel has superior accommodation for passengers, being fitted up for the trade; will be ready to receive Goods by the 1st. February, and sail the 25th March. For Rate of Freight and Passage, applv to. ROBt. CATTO. Aberdeen, 9th Jan. 1821. MR. MEGGF. T Respectfully informs the Pfbtlq,. that the Annual General Competition of his Pnpils Will take plnfe. in Mr. CORHTN'S HALL, on FRIDAY Evening next, 9th Marclj. The Recitations will commence precisely at 7 o'clock. Tickets ( 2 » . each) may lie had at the Booksellers, ami of Mr. Megget, Academy, Union Street—^ Students and Younger Branches of Families will be admitted at half price. ABERDEEN MARINE BIBLE ASSOCIATION. nPIIE Annual Meeting of this ' Association » to be held in TRINITV CHAPEL, on Wednesday Evening the 7th March, at 6 o'clock. It is expected that Shipmasters, with their Crewi, and * stl Seafaring People, will attend. :*'. ,." ; , , ,. SALE OF .. . UNREDEEMED PROPERTY. WILLIAM DUFFUS hereby intimates, that on Monday first, the 5ili March, there will be sold by Auction, in JA. IG. MASSIE'S NEW HALL, UNlfm . STREET, a variety of UNREDEEMED PROPERTY, pledged with him, consisting of Men', and Womens;- Wearing Apparel Blankets Bed anil Table Linen - Feathers— r- Gold, Silver, and Metal Watches ,•• Gold Watch Chains and Seals— Rings Silver Plate— and a number of other articles, which will be mora particularly expressed ill Catalogues, to be had the fore- noon of the day- of sale. . The'saleto commence precisely at six o'clock in the evening. W. D. farther intimates to " all those who requested their Pledges to be kept back at former sales, that they are now to be sold off; and that in future, no Pledge* will be kept longer than . the law requires, unless the in- terest is paid, and the articles re- lodged. Aberdeen, Feb. 27, ld21, on C^ cmOag. .... SALE OF SURPLUS STOCK OF CATTLE AND HORSES, at MAINS of SCOTSTOWN. Oil Monday the 5th day of March. current, there will be exposed to sale, by public roup, at Mains of Scots, town. nPHE following VALUABLE HORSES and 1 CATTLE, viz. Two very strong well- matched Blue Mares, rising & years old— one of which is of the Clydesdale breed, ail J in Foal to the first prize Horse in this district ; two Brown Horses well matched, very act if e, and fit fyr Plough or Car, t ; one fine young Blue Mare, rising 6 years old ; a handsome Riding Poney, 5 years old, fit for a Lady or Gentleman— and a number of other Ponies arid Youti"- Colts ; ten Cows ; most <) f them fit f< u" the butcher, and several others in Calf ; five Young Q. ueys, one and two years old, of a good breed, and in excellent condition ; also, a number of Shetland Cattle, fit for the butcher ; a Sow, and three Pigs : and several Swine of different ages- " The roup to commence at 12 o'clock noon ; and six months credit will be given on finding security. Mains of Scotstown, Feb. 20, 1821. For HALIFAX, PICTOU, & MIRA. VIICHIE, THE FINE COPPERED BRIG LOUISA, JAMES OSWALD, COMMANDER, xS. r?^^^. 214 tons register, or 7,50 tons burden, will be laid on the Birth to receive Goods for the above places the 20th February, and will sail by the 10th of • March. As the Louisa is a regular trader, Shippers of Goods may rely upon her proceeding to nil the above ports. For Froight or Passage, apply to G. ALLAN, At Allan & Simpson's, Union Street, Or CAPTAIN OSWALD on board. P. S.— The Louisa has excellent artommodation for Passengers, being fitted out on purpose for the trade. . UPiET PRICE REDUCED. BAKEHOUSE & DWELLING HOUSE, FOR SALE. There will be sold by public roup, op Monday 12th March curt, at six o'clock in the evening, within the Lemon Tree Tavern, Aberdeen, ' J MI AT substantial and well fin'shed HOUSE J. in HOXTER- ROW of Aberdeen, presently oc- cupied by Alexander ICelman, Baker, and others; the present Rental is ^ 62 sterlingj andjt is burdened with no Feu- duty. It has two Shops to the Huxter row, in one of which, a well- ostaSlished trade in the . Baking line has been conducted for a considerable time past; and. from its central situation, it commands advantages as a Bake- house seldom to be met with. The other Shop is coining, cfious and can always be let to advantage.— Part of the price will be allowed to remain 111 the hands of the pur- chaser! The Articles of Roup, and Title- deeds of the Proper- ty, are in the hands'of Jaines M'Hardy, Advocate, who will inform* as to farther paiticulars. FOR PICTOU AND MtRAMICIJI, THE FINE FAST SAILING BRIO AIM WELL, 400 Tons Burthen, " JOHN MORfsON, CoK>' iAV » CT, Is ready, toJreceiVe Goods on Board, for the above Ports, and will sail by the 30th March. Those intending to go Passengers cannot ii) p. t with a better opportunity, as the vessel has superior accommodation; and Mr. Morison is well known as a most experienced and careful Master ; to whom applica- tion raw be made, on board the'Vessel; or to DoimlJaon Rose, Commerce Street. Aberdeen, Feb'. 14,' 1821. FIRST SPRING SHIP/ or PHILADEPHIA' INS RISE F., ST SAILING ERIU DOUGLAS, JOlfN MO I R, Co « „ AM„ Er; About 220 Tons Burthen ; will he on the Birth at Newcastle, the 1st of March r. tm, fur th'J reception of Goods and Passen - gers, for the abtWe port. The Douglas, after leaving Newcastle, wiOcotfat Aberdeen. Tans vessel has excellent accommodation for Passengers For freight and passage arppiy to Messrs. Greener and Steel, Brokers, Newcastle ; or to JOHN DICKIE; Aberdeen, Feb. $, 1821. JWi'es Street. FOR QUEBEC AND MONTREAL, THE FINE BRIG AN IT NE I U N 0, JOHN HENDERSON, MASTER, -•• S'SRSDIW 20U Tons Burden, Will be ready to receive Goods 011 board, for the above Ports BV the. 10th ot February, and will positively Sail on the 20TH of March ; has excellent accommodation for Passengers. For Freight or PASSAGE, apply to GEORGE THOMSON, QUAY, FEB, 2, 1821. FOR QUEBEC AND' MONTREAL, ( A Constant T'CtJcrJ, The' fine Fast Sailing BRIUANTINE MARY ANN, JOSEPH MOORE, MASTER, 220 Tons Regi ter, . Will be on the Birth, to recrtve Good.:, tjf the 1st March— having a great part of her cargo engaged, will s.,;! Bar| j. The Miar A.- t.- i has « „ C « 1 lent accommodation' for Passengers. For Freight or Passage, apply to JOHN CATTO; SON, do Aberdeen, Fib. I?,- 1821. FOR ST. JOHN'S, NE^ IRUNSWICK"" riL'^ V. THK Fl* K BRIGAXl'lNE ' A LEX A \ D, R, THOMAS CU. V1MING, SW » , . .-„-<,- Sr0 Tons Biunieo, , Will be ready t « revive Good* on bo,. id, f„ th? i Port, by the 5th ol February, and * ilf positively ,„ il on the 1st of March ; has excellent at « . ium « l » » oo for >'.:,_ smgers. For Freight'or Pas- age, ap;> t'v to GKORCE ' THOMSO. f. Quay, Feb. 2, 1SSH. to the Etotto* (\ f the ABKH&^ EN CHRONICLE. SIR, AS it is notf said, that the grand ceremony of the Coronation is to take place in the month of May, I use freedom of sending you for insertion an account of tl% manner in which the last Coronation was celebrated in vour City* that the constituted authorities, & e. may know what will he expected from them. It Is extracted from Kennedy i Annul* af Aberdeen, a work that was published a feft years ago for the use of the Aristocracy, and which is now rarely to be seen, but on the dusty shelves of a Family Collection. There is a circumstance Connected with the Corona- tion which appears to mte of some importance, although I do not think it has received ant attention in the proper quarter. At the consecration of his Majesty, his head must be anointed with oil ; now, as our gracious So- vereign wears false hair, it may be a nntter of doubt how this can be done in a proper manner, without injuring the effect of the solemnity. I think, the subject is at least worthy of the! attention of the Cabinet Council ; and lest it should escape their notice, I request you to insert this hint, as your doing so may be the means of letting us know how this is to he managed as regards our au'oiated King and beloved Sovereign. I am, Sir, your humble servanf, LUBIN BENVOLIO. Glasgow, Feb, 12, 1821. partiality, if not connivance', on the pari of Govrfrimcnt. The paper issued by the British Government purported to bean Answer to the Manifesto of the Allied Powers ; but the Allied Powers had not stated those principles, for the first time ; and the British ' Government did not make a Defclaration of their opinion till that opinion could be of no weight; Afi er the Declaration effthe conduct of Austria, the Conduct of Minister's seemed to resemble that of Sir C• Hat- ton, in Tfie Critic, who puta question when the case wasap- parenttoail the world. The Noble Lord was doubtless at liberty to express his disapprobation- of the Revolution of Naples ; but he had not. as in the cas£ of' Spain, stated | liis disapprobation to the Neapolitans themselves, but to : the Allied Powers, who were interested in setting aside the i new Constitution. Such conduct was at least suspicious ; but where the exceptions were so loose, it might, be easy to concur in any general principles. Why did the Noble Lord enter into such discussion? It was well known that the Emperor of Austria did not like learned men; and if he was averse to learned compositions, nothing was more calculated to gain his'a'pprObation than the paperin ques- tion. The Noble Lord did not disapprove of the interfe- rence of the military, if sanctioned by the competent an- thorities ; and he hoped the conduct of the military would hold out a salutary lesson to the despots of the Continent, that, they must not rely implicitly to swords and bayonets. If what the Noble Lord stated with regard to Sicily was correct, there was much to blame ; but many of the facts had been suppressed. When the Kit^ gof Naples was res- tored, he came from Sicily with a Constitution, to which « • The 2' Jd of September, this year, ( 11t> t) being fixed j for the Coronation of our gracious Sovereign, King ; GEORGE 111. and of his ( Jueen. CiiARtorrfc, who are j both still in life, was celebrated in the town with every ' demonstration of joy. The day was ushe'red in by the ringing of bc'lIs, and by bonfires on the streets. In the j . course of the forenoon, a Concert of Vocal- and Instru- j mental Music was performed in the Hall of the Marischal College, to which many of the citizens were invited by printed cards from the Magistrates. The company was numerous, and the Ladies were splendidly dressed for the occasion. After the Concert, they repaired to the Town Hall, where an elegant collation was prepared for them ; and the Gentlemen proceeded to an amphitheatre, constructed in the Castle Street, on the east side of the Cross,- where they drank, in wine, the healths of the King and Queen, and other patriotic toasts; the mili- tary filing vol lies in the intervals. In the evening, the house -. v. re brilliantly illuminated, and the citizens were entertained by the Magistrates in the Town Hall. ' I o add to she splendour of the day, the Incorporated Trades assembled, and accompanied their Convener and their Deacons in a grand procession through the streets, with their respective colours and insignia displayed. After- wards they sat down to a sumptuous entertainment, pro- vided in their Common Hall, to which the Magistrates and some of the principal citizens were invited."— An- nals oj Aberdeen, Vol. 1, ;>• 308— 9. ah* change as between him ant! h's own people, it was void ab initio « It had ail the features which, according to the Publicists who have written on the laws of Nations, rendered it null and of fto force. It was immoral— it was inconsistent with the rights of the people, and it mi- litated ' direttiy against that principle which declared that it was beyond the power of thet Sovereign to contract any engagement- which would control the people in the ex- ercise of their most important rights. Such a contract as that was one which the Sovereign'could riot make without forfeiting his most serious duties. In his opinion of the efficacy of such a treaty, he was but the more confirmed j when he saiv that it stipulated that tio change should be made in the Neapolitan state which was irreconcileablo j with the principles of Government that were acted upon by Austria in respect to her Italian possessions. What was the character of that Government? It was founded on the rights of conquest, and was sustained by armed force, without any regard to the rights of the people.—( Hear, hear !)— The whole actuating principle of that Govern- ment, in every part of it, was, that every thing should be done for the benefit of Austria, without any regard to the interests of Italy. Science, commerce, agriculture, lan- guished under the baneful pressure of power. It could not have been forgotten, that on the 1st of May 1815, a Proclamation was issued by the present King of the Two Sicilies, pronouncing to the two kingdoms that he .. would give them " a stable Constitution— that the Prince should be the depository of laws, which should be dic- tated by a wise and energetic constitution." What efforts were then made to excite the spirit of liberty, that it might j act against the enemy ! A similar proclamation was the last act of Mural's reign— the proclamation which he had mentioned was the first act of the " legitimate" King. The whole result then was this, that it was manifest that the Sovereigns of Europe had combined, on the princi- ple that no reform should take place which did not pro- ceed from the throne itself— a principle, he maintained, which was inconsistent with the interests of this country, and derogatory from the general rights of nations. lie hoped that his Majesty's Ministers would be able to ex- plain on what principle it was that the revolution in Spain caused no suspension in the relations between this coun- try and Spain ; and when the same Constitution which was formed in Spain was adopted in Naples, it did cause a suspension in the relations between England and the King of the Two Sicilies. He was unwillingto trouble their Lordships farther. He conceived that at present there were objections to the conduct of his Majesty's Mi- nisters upon this important subject. If they could remove those objections, then all would be Well— if they could not remove them, he at least would feel the satisfaction in his own mind that he had exempted himself from any participation, by his assent, in those measures which had been going on. The Noble Lord then concluded with moving an humble Address to the King, requesting that his Majesty would be graciously pleased to direct copies of all communications which had passed between this tution. But here there was no intervention on the part of the Noble Lord in favour of the Sicilians. It was strange that such conduct could then be passed over, which now seemed to behold out as warranting interposition on our part. The arguments of tlie Noble Lord increased his suspicion of his partiality. One fallacy ran through the speech of the Noble Lord; and that was that he con- founded the right of remonstrance with that of an inter- rup ion by force. The conduct of the Neapolitans might have justified a remonstrance on the part of Austria, but no such remonstrance had ever been made. As to seer ft associations, the Protestant religion itself had been propagated by secret communications, and that was still a subject of complaint of the Catholics. Though the Neapolitans might not be much acquainted wtth the Spa- nish Constitution, they still acted wisely in choosing a free Constitution, adopted by a nation of the same faith with themselves. If the freedom of political constitutions was to be objected to, surely the objections, came Hut ungrace- fully from the reign in- r Emperor of Russia, from a prince, who ascended a throne reeking with the blood of his own father.— ( I- Tear, ear. hear?)— A prince on whom the crown of his dominions had devolved by an act of assassination was not to be regarded as an oracle of morality}; nor unless men were utterly degraded and brutalized, would they consent to take their no- tions of public morality from such a quarter ? Yet we found that the league against Naples was justified by re- ferences to the interests of morality and of religion. The the duties received within the last four years, in each year, at the Excise Office, upon candles, beer, tobacco, snuff, hides, toffee, malt, salt, soap. British spirits, and tea.— He wished to make a comparison between the receipts of the duties in each year. lie concluded with moving for the accounts. After some further observations from Noble Peers, the motion was agreed to. Thursday, Feb. 22. the Marquis of LANSDOVVNE rose to give notice, that on Tuesday next he should call the attention of the House to the proceedings at Troppan, and afterwards at Liybach, with respect to the affairs at Naples.— Considering this as a matter which much interested Par liament and the people of this country, he did not yet des- pair of obtaining the interference of this country to avert the calamities which impended over Naples. He could not yet say whether his motion would be for an address to his Majesty, or to effect his object by a vole or resolution of that House ; but, whether it should bethe one or the other, it would include no censure on the conduct of this Government— it would have no retrospective, but an en- tirely prospective view— and, without referring to what had been done, or to what might have been done, the sole object of his motion would be to avert, if possible, that course of policy which now threatened to destroy the prosperity and the repose of Europe. Friday, Feb. 23. The Queen's annuity bill, the longitude bill, and five other bills, received the Royal assent; the Lord Chancel- lor, Lord Shaftesbury, and Lord liedesdaje, Were the Commissioners. ROMAN CATHOLICS. The Earl of DONO UGIIMd RE, in presenting a number of petitions from Walerford, and other parts of Ireland, in favour of the Roman Catholic's, gave notice, that on Thursday, 8th March next, he would call the at- tention of the House to the disabilities uuder which the Roman Catholics at present laboured. Adjourned till Monday. Imperial parliament. IIOUSE OF LORDS. Monday, Feb. 19. NAPLES. £ arl GREY, in pursuance of notice, rose to more for Such farther documents as would enable the House to form a correct judgment on the conduct of this country towards Naples. The circumstances to which lie had alluded could not fail to attract the attention of their J', ordships. On the first day of the session he had called the attention of the House to this important subject, and inquired of the Noble Lord opposite ( Lord Liverpool), • Whether the answer which had been returned on the de- claration of the Allies did or did not express tbe sanction of this country. The Noble I. ord had said, in the most positive terms, that this country was no party to the trans- actions which had taken place as regarded Naples. A paper had at length been laid before ihe House, explana- tory of ihe views of his Majesty's Ministers, which he re- gretted was by no means satisfactory, and he was induced to call tlu'ir Lordships' attention again to the subject, anil to move for farther information. He condemned the monstrous enormity of the principle laid down by the Allies'at Troppau, by which they were called upon lo prevent changes in a free Stale. It was a broad an un- qualified determination to dictate to all countries. This principle was » ot now for the first time broached, as Prussia. Austria, and Russia, had long ago avowed it * ith regard to the changes in Spain and Portugal.^ If Ministers had knowledge of the existence of this principle, and if they remonstrated in vain, what was to he thought or the power and influence of Great Britain ? If ' hey did not remonstrate, what punishment could he too great for such an unparalleled dereliction of duty ? The Circular of this Government was dated as late as the 19th January, four days previous to the meeting of Parliament. The fact seemed lo show that Ibe document was intended merely to answer the purpose of discussion here, coupled as it was with our close connexion with the Allies, and re- fusing all amicable communication with Naples. He wished to know also, whether the summons of Ihe King of Naples to Lavhach was with the concurrence of ibis Government, and compared it to the summoning of Fer- dinand VII. to Bayonne. His Lordship argued that the whole conduct of the British Government, showed that Naples was to he rm excepted case to the general rule. The Noble Lord ( Liverpool) had gone upon a wrong sys- tem for balancing the power in Europe ; its true founda- tions were right and justice, ami not false transferences of territorial aggrandisement, as when Venice was so un- justly given up to Austria, and Genoa to Sardinia. If Austria once occupied Naples, she could not relinquish it, and that city would at last become a garrison town in a hostile country, dependent upon a foreign power.— Would r » ot this condition of things lead to jealousies among the other powers, fatal perhaps to the permanent peace of Europe. When Austria had once got Naples, would her ambitious projects, or the ambitious projects of other nations, especially of Russia, he satisfied with this acquisition. So monstrous a principle as that a foreign State was to be overawed, lest it should set an example of liberty to other countries, was never before avowed by ttie most absolute tyranny and lawles ambition. In this, however, Ihe allies had acted without disguise, and had not added to the violence of power the meanness of fraud. His Lordship went on to notice the grounds on which the interference would probably be justified, and particu- larly to Ihe assertion, that the revolution in Naples was produced by the sect of the Carbonari. Tie shortly ad- verted to the facts of the revolution, maintaining that it was occasioned fiy the standing army. It was impossible to prevent soldiers from feeling as men, and it held out to the world the satisfactory lesson how much safer it was to rely on a free population than on a military force— What would have become of Ihe religion and the liberties ef this country, if the army of James the Second bad ad- hered to his fortunes ? If ever the principle of our re- volution was applicable at all, the case of Naples came de- cidedly within its influence. What was the doctrine of the Allied Sovereigns? What did it amount to, when divested of all its pretexts, but this, thai no revolution should take place, which bettered the condition of one Stale, if, by so doing, it had any effect whatever upon oilier States ? What was their language ? " We will not tolerate freedom in our States, ar. d we cannot bear it in yours." Forgetting the promises which one of those Sovereigns had made to his people of a free constitution ; forgetting this, and passing over the exertions which they had made to infuse a spirit of freedom into the minds of the people of Germany, when they had to resist a foreign domination, they even held this strange and inconsistent language : " We will not allow you to make any reform which originates wit!) yourselves. Send, therefore, your King to answer before our tribunal ; resume the chains which you have worn, and when you have done so, be content to receive such relief as we wiil afford to you."— This was the language of what he should ever call the Un- Holy Alliance. This was the language which the Government of this country had treated with their sanc- tion and favour, but which it was their duty to have mark- ed with their decided disapprob. t on. The Noble Lord then made some observations i* pon the secret article of the treaty between Austria1 and Naples. By that article it was " understood" ( to use a courtly phrase) that the King of the two Sicilies was to admit no alteration in his do- minions. It was a question, perhaps, whether, by any fair construction, that article could be made to apply to any change which might take place in Ihe re- cstablish- ment of the Neapolitan Government. But, atall events, lie apprehended, that if that article were to be considered • as a yerpetual guarantee on the pari otthe KJUJJ against country and Foreign Powers relative to Naples, to be j laid before the House. The Earl of LIVERPOOL said, an opportunity had been offered to explain the conduct of Government ; but j lie should oppose the motion of the Noble Lord, as the paper on the table completely explained the conduct of : Ministers, and showed that there was a system of neutra- lity. If the House approved the conduct of Mini t r;, i they would oppose the motion of the Noble Lord, but ) * would support it if they condemned the conduct of Mi- j nisters. The paper alluded to was first known to Go- i vernment in the month of December ; and at the" same j time it was stated that an early answer was necessary, and the communication to other Powers made the answer slid more necessary. A question had been put to them on the subject of Spain, and he had disclaimed any par- ticipation in the contents of the document alluded to.— But that language hail been held by the Government of this country at the time of the Revolution of Spain, and even before, and undoubtedly long before l£) lh of No- vember. But he believed that the paper was not meant to be. published, and that a prospective league only was in contemplation. This country had 110 engagements with Foreign Powers that would not appear on the face of the Treaties laid before Parliament, and the accom- panying documents. He did not understand that the Noble Lord and he differed on the general principle, that, a strong case must be made out to justify an interference in the affairs of another I'ower, which was an exception to the rule, and not the rule itself. He maintained that a case of self- defence must be made out lo warrant inter- ference in the affairs of another Power, and he would ad- mit that the danger of example alone did not warrant such interference. He saw no reason to depart from the prin- ciple, that no case had been made put to call for the inter- position of Ihe British Government. The first fact was, that the Revolution arose from a military mutiny ; and the second was, the adoption of the Spanish Constitution ; and however he might disapprove of what had taken place, he was ready to admit that it did not justify the interven- tion of foreign power. But there was a wide difference betwixt the army assisting in a Revolution, and concurr- ing and finishing the Revolution themselves. Betwixt the Revolution of 1688, and the recent one at Naples, there was the widest difference, as the Revolution in this coun- try ivas accompanied by a declaration of rights ; but in Naples there was a blind adoption of a foreign Constitu - lion, of which the parties know little or nothing. In the whole history of tbe last twenty- five years, nothing could be so abominable as the conduct of the Revolutionary Government towards Sicily. Sicily was a distinct king dom, with laws and a Constitution of its own. If the People of Naples chose to make a new Constitution, what right had they to force that Constitution on Sicily? But they sent a military force lo Palermo, and an agreement was made with the Sicilians, by which it was left to the Sicilians to decide whether they should have a Parlia- ment of their own, or be represented in that of Naples ; but the Parliament of Naples declared tbe Treaty null, though Sicily had the same right as Naples to now model her own Constitution. If the Government of this coun- try had not marked its disapprobation of such proceedings, they would have acted unfairly towards Sicily. Whatever might be the opinion oF the Noble Lord, he ( Lord L had no reason to believe there was much dissatisfaction in Sicily. If the Carbonari had directed their attention to objects purely Neapolitan, and if they were a Neapo- litan sect, he would admit that their conduct afforded no ground for interference. But it was well known that the sect had extended to Germany, aud entertained principles similar lo those held at the commencement of the French Revolution. The conduct of the Carbonari did not respect Naples only ; still he did not say that the conduct of the Carbonari called for the intervention of Foreign Powers, and 011 that subject he should give no opinion. The Noble I. ord had stated, that the amicable relations betwixt this country and Naples had been interrupted; but that was not tbe fact. He admitted that the King of Naples embarked on board a British ship; and from the whole of the conduct of that Monarch, he was entitled to every personal attention op the part of the British Government. The case of Spain and Naples was totally different. In thecaseof Spain, their King was taken from them by trea- chery, and they formed a Government for themselves ; though of that Government he could not approve ; but still it wasa legitimate Government. He could state with peculiar satisfaction, that the British Ambassador, on the return of the King, advised him to accept the Constitution under certain modifications. In Spain there was no se- cret sect, and tire whole bore the complete character of a national transaction, in which foreigners had no ri^ ht to interpose. As to Naples, there were two considerations, a moral and a prudential one; and though he was of opi- nion that there was 110 cause to justify the interference of this country, there wasstill much to lament. The King of Naples had recovered his dominions by the aid of an Austrian army, by which part of them was to be garrison- ed ; and he must state, in vindication of that Government, that as soon as the necessity ceased, the occupying force had been withdrawn. But the guarantee of particular Constitutions was known to the best of times, as in the guarantee of the Government of the Stadtholder iu Hol- land. The question for the House was, whether the con- duct of Government was justifiable or not; and, if they thought it justifiable, to refuse the motion. Lord HOLLAND said, that even if he thought the conduct of Ministers justifiable, he should still vote for the motion; as the demand was for information only. The information before the House was incomplete and im- perfect, even asto the illustration of the statements of the Noble Lord. He must say, that the Foreign Powers had the advantage as to the Treaties ; for the Allied Poweis said, you are bound to act with us by solemn Treaties,' and the justification of Ministers was a reference to docu- ments not on the table of the House. But even from the papers before the House, there was mucii suspiciou of Emperor of Russia, t at member of the Holy League— The Earl of II A RftOWBY said, be felt himself lo be under the ne- cssity of speaking to order. The language used by the Noble Baron in allusion to a foreign poten- tate, with whom thiscohntry was' now maintaining rela- tions of amity aud alliance, appeared to hiin to be both unparliamentary and indecorous. Lord HOLLAND resumed: he admitted that it would be a gross indecency in any Member of that House to al- lude distinctly to any subject of Royal guilt without suffi- cient knowledge of the actual circumstances attending it. ( Hear heir.)— Biit where the object was to keep down the public voice .0 stifle the expression of popular feeling, it would indeed be a bad om 11 of what was to take place hereafter, a cad spec men of what was likely to result from the combination of g-.- e. tt powers, if a Peer o ' Parliament were to be restrained it, his allusion lo the conduct and character of foreign Potentates. He recollected that si- milar complaint, as to the existence of secret societies formed one of the clnef pretexts for that bloody, expen. sive, and calamito « : r. the effects of which we were now experiencing. Naplv c rtamly was not so important a power in the Eurnp. 1 system as France, aud some per- sons might imagine thai . in outrage on its independence was therefore comparatively unimportant. But the inva- sion of Naples originated in tbe same spirit, it was the off- spring of the same policy, which Jed to the combination against France It. was, if he might so speak, a cut) of the same litter; it bore about it ail the marks of its line- age and extraction. Wliar their Lordshjp had to consider at present was tlte question. Whether ihe British Govern- ment had openly avowed lo me world, or clearly intimat- ed to the King of Naples, the principles 011 which it was determined in aet ? The confederated Kings al'uded to IIOUSE OF COMMONS. Friday, Feb. 16. ORDNANCE 1) EPA RTMENT. Mr. HUME began by animadverting in general terms upon the deficiency of Ihe accounts, shewing the expendi- ture, from time to time, of the ordnance department, until such time as they could be of no use, with a view to the controlling of that expenditure by the House. He ob- served, that one general remark applied lo several years past, namely, that in no instance hart the actual expendi- ture of this department. Ixten commensurate with the amount of the estimates laid before the House from' time to time. He then instanced the years 1817,. 181.8, and 1819, in which itappeared that ihe actual expenditure fell short of the estimates respectively of those years. The Hon. Member then proceeded to compare the amount of the general expenditure of the department. In 1791, the expences. ordinary and extraordinary, of this department were 506,0001. including an old debt of 70.001. In 1792, it amounted to 419,0001.; in 1793, to.. 513,0001. ; • making an average for three years of440.0C0l. per annum. Let the House now look to th more recent expenditure of this department. In 1818, it amounted to 1,400,0001.; iu 1819, to 1,500,000 ; and in the last year to the same amount. But, in fact, the real difference between tlie amount of the expences of this year, and those for the year I81D, ought to be estimated at 150000). In the artillery department, the expenditure amounted to 43,07 being 80001. more than the Commissioners of Inquiry thought ought to be fixed for its amount. The whole civil establishment of ihis branch, in 1792, amounted to 78.0001.; in 1790", to51.6801.; in 1805, to 91,000). ; in 1808, by wana-. t of the King, to 104.0001. and in sis months after the warrant was issued, it came lo 12'! 0001. It appeared also, that there was an item of 50.0001. in gratuities for length of service ; and he believed, generally speaking, that these gratuities were paid to those who received severally the 43,0001. already spoken of. The an, lint of gratuities in 1796, was limited to 23001. and this sum was given, according to the words of the report of the Committee, solely for the purpose of enabling the objects of them to meet the temporary increase in the price of provisions. In 1812, the gratuities amounted to 80001. in the next year to 90001. next to 10.0001. and so on. and now it. amounted to 30,0001. Again, the Secretary to the Master of the Ordnance had a salary of 3001. a year in 1796. anil this was increased to the enormous sum of 20001. per annum ; indeed so cnorm- uis did it appear, that the Committee of Inquiry recommended its reduction to 15001. a- year The Under Secretary, in the same year, subsisting alliance with tliis country, in proclamations t t'ad a salary of 3001. a year. This office was abolished but which boasted of their moral and physical strength, but which indieaed ' bar heir reliance was upon the last alone, it had been said tfiai the exam, ie of Naples might be dan- gerous, to neighbouring despotisms. He agreed with the Noble Earl, that h- re was danger, and he rejoiced ex- ceedingly that there was ' danger to a despotic govern- ment, from the mere vicinity of freedom. But the mode of meeting thedan^ e" was, not by attacking the free go- vernment. but by'improving their own.—( Hear, hear })— He concluded by expressing his ardent and confident hope, that those who attempted to stop the tide of free- dom and improvement, which had set in so strongly and jj so auspicioudy. would themselves 5e overwhelmed in the ' torrent—( Hear, hear !)— and that the spirit which ma- nifested so many auspicious indications of soundness and stren. th. would fully accomplish its. object, by renovating corrupted S'ates, and establishing tlie liberty and security of nations.—( Hear!) After o few remarks by Lord Ellenborough, and a reply from Earl Grey, the question was put and negatived with- out a division. Tuesday, Feb. 20. The Earl of LIVERPOOL moved the second reading ] of the Queen's Provision Bill. In doing so, he did not j feci called upon to make any remark. Lord D A RNLE Y - said, that under present cireum- | stances he was induced to forego the pledge he had, given I on a former day of bringing forward a motion for the res- ! toration of the Queen's name to the Liturgy. The King ! coulu not endear himself to his subjects more than by do- . ing this act of grace and justice. He was quite clear on all the three points, of legality, justice, and expediency, that the Queen had suffered a grievous injury ; and this independent of any question of guilt or innocence. Per- secution had given the Queen an undue influence with the people and he was not anxious to perpetuate it. He had reason to believe that a considerable resistance from the Established Church had taken place in consequence of the exclusion of the Queen's name. The question was then put, and the bill was read a second time.— Adjourned. Wednesday, Feb. 21. FOREIGN' TRADE. The Marquis of LA N SDO \ V NE, inmoving for the re- apointmeiit of the Cbmmftteeon foreign trade, did hot feel it necessary to enter at large into the question, but he wish- ed to shew the nature and cause of the great distress which existed. A great capital was formerly expended in this country, which had caused a vast supply of articles : that expenditure of capital had ceased, and the consequence was a larger supply than was requisite. All that remained then was a Urge and overwhelming taxation. He was the salary was not saved, for it was divided amongst two clerks who were in the office.—( Hear.) There was the same disposition to extravagance in every other depart- ment. For instance, in the establishment at Dover, the salary of the storekeeper, in 170$, was 1201. in 1801, 501. a- year was ad led ; in 1808, 501. a- year more. and now that salary amounted to 5001. a- ye. v. * He considered the depots of artillery unnecessary. ' The colonial depart- ment was marked by the same extravagance. He thought that, without the slightest inconvenience or impediment to the business of the department, the expenditure might he reduced from 1.500,000!. ro 1,100,0001. Now The House would be curious to know what was the nature of the service performed for this expenditure. He would take a single department, that of the royal engineers at Sheemess, in which the public was annual!* charged 12001. for superintendence. Now, uli. it was tlvere to be superintended y?— Nine workmen ' ( eight labourers and one servant !)—( Hear, hear). Again, at Favcr- sham there was an establishment, kept up at an expence of 30001. a- year, for manufacturing gunpoWlier, where, • strange to say. not a pound had been manufactured for s > me years ! - ( Hear, bear). The mills and premises had been actually sold, and yet, after the sale of them, there appeared that an inspector of gunpowder wjs appointed ! ( Hear, hear). In addition to these facts, it further ap- peared, that two clerks, belonging to the establishment at Sh eerness, had let their houses there, and went to reside at Quecnborough ; that two labourers also let their cottages to keepers of convicts, and went also to reside at Queen- borough !—( Hear, hear). lie had next to call the atten- tion of the IlSuse to another branch of the expenditure of the department. There were seven vessels belonging to the ordnance department, called magazine ships, an/ the expet. ee of keeping them was " 7001. a- ycar. He would t; d; c one of tllem as an example, to serve for the under- standing of the management of the rest. The wages of the men belonging to one alone, of sixteen tons, amounted to.- 5. j0l. lie begged here to notice, that not only the servants, but the masters of vessels, in the employment of the Ordnance Jistablishmet t, were permitted to vote at elections, contrary to all analogy of practice. In the ship just mentioned, two of the jurats of Queenborough were the masters; and he had been informed, that the vessels never performed a trip, unless for the purpose of carrying wood where they ought not to carry it. In short, no'le.-." than sixty- six freemen of the borough of Queenborough were employed in the craft of the ordnance department ; and it was not to lie forgotten, that there the power of returning a Member to Parliament was in the hands of three Magistrates !—( Hear, hear). Was be not. then, entitled to say, that the whole expenditure of this depart- afraid no prompt remc- dy could be found for the distress, and particularly for that which was most felt, agricul- tural distress. He thought at the present moment no alteration in the corn laws would alleviate these distresses. The question then was, whether there was no remedy ? He would reply that there w as a gradual remedy, and that the first step was, a free distribution of capital, and strict economy in the state^ Some of the taxes must be remov- ed, but ibis could not be done without reducing the ex- penditure. The same observations which applied to ag- ricultural distress also applied to foreign trade. He well knew the general principles w- ouid be admitted by their Lordships ; but when those principles came to be practis- ed new doctrines were introduced. Then the ship owner was to be heard, then every trader was anxious to obtain advantage to the injury of the consumer. He concluded with moling for the re-' ippointinent of the Committee. Lord ELL EN BO ROUGII secor. ded tbe motion He felt anxious lhat some inquiry should be instituted. The motion was then agreed to. The Earl of LIVERPOOL would not now enter on a discussion of this subject, but be wished to move for some documents which might throw light on thequestion. He was ready to admit that the distress arose from excess of production, caused by a diminution of consumption; The paper which lie wished to J> e produced was aa amount of ment was a sacrifice to electioneering purposes ? This was corruption in its broadest sense. Let the House at tend to the peculiar circumstances which marked tbe whole economy of this department. If a poor labourer appropriated to himself only a few brass nails, he was subjected to the punishment of felony ; but it seemed that a storekeeper could engross a w hole boat load, not only without impunity, but without inquiry ! — ( Hear, hear).— He understood that a quantity of coals were annually taken from the King's stores for the use of certain members of the establishment. He did not know but this might be an allowance sanctioned by custom and authority. He merely- wished to ascertain the fact, and lo place the mat ter upon its proper footing. One manufactory for gun- powder would be sufficient. We were now in the same situation as at, the commencement of the French war, when it was necessary to keep such establishments as these till, they were wanted. It could not be defended on any ground but that of patronage. The Honourable Member also excepted loan item of 50001. a year for gunners. 1/ e would shew that some serjeants, who had large salaries, lived at 20 niik- s from their offices— nay. some of diem kept grocers' shops at that distance—( hear, hear) At Wool w- ie h, where only 1 - 1001. was charged for workmen, a sum out of all proportion was charged for clerks and overseers; and it was a fact that in some departments there the number of overseers was more than equal to the labour- crs—( heaf, hear.) Ha also protested against the iatru- ductioh ofa paymaster for these men, who had a salary of 400L though in 1 71) 6 they used to be paid by au ofiice . checks A surgeon, for attending only fifteen men, had 501. or 1001. a- year. He did not now complain of the extent to which these establishments had been brought during the war, but what he wanted was, that they should be now discontinued—( hear, hear.) - He next objected lo ai general item which, under five heads stated a sum of 35yOOOl. a- year for tafcing an account of the remains of stores. In this department there must be great misma- nagement. He understood the practice was to send down persons from head- quarters to the ports to take an account of these stores, bu t he asked why it could not be simplified, and made less expensive ? Again, there was a charge c- f 20001. for labourers at Sheerness, Woolwich, & c. bui why was not the number at each place specified ? Ano- ther allowance of 56001. for books and papers was by much too extravagant. The Committee had made allow- ances to officers of engineers, but nk) one could say, by looking at the estimates, whether the st.- iffs of the corps' were included under the item set down against them. Alt these accounts were loose and unsatisfactory. Again, his callcd the attention of the Honourable Member to the re- commendation which was given him of setting down the four artillery corps in tlie ordmince estimates by corps, as our regiments are in the army list. There would IK* a satisfaction in looking at the number of corps, specifying the strength of each, and the number of officers, instead of a confused lumped up charge of 27!, OOOl. for the whole ; 82,0001. was too large for the corps of engineers, though he admitted they were not to be made in a day ~ but what he wanted was, a specific account of the money expended for each particular service. With regard to the Military College at Woolwich, it was quite impossible to say why 75001. should be set down for it. By the rejjorts of 1S12 and 1810\ this establishment cost the country 17,35.01. but no account was now given of when the re- ductions had taken place to bring it clown to the present charge. Was the reduction in students or cadets ? Uy the last reduction, one hundred and fifty students sriai remained on the establishment, too large a number still, if we take into account the pension list also Then, under tbe head " Extraordinaries,*' he observed 230 OOJL which was extraordinary indeed. A thing tbos bulked no one could decypher what its application was meant to be. He next observed 40,0001. " for stores." On thii, he would only ask, why, when we were selling old stores every day, we did not pause before we voted more money for new ones? The House ought to insist on some more satisfaction on this head particularly. One observation he would now make on public accounts generally. It was clear, from the way these accounts were drawn up, that a bad practice prevailed of letting the unsettled yearly accounts stand over for three or four years. The House saw, that it was only in 1 S20, that the accounts of J 818 were finally passed.—( Hear, hear).— He greatly feared that these accounts were not under proper control, else this delay would not be permitted. He called for some ex- planation on the immense charge for the Irish establish- ment. lie was sorry to see that of Dublin, including simply the pay of officers and other expences, was 76' GOJ. equal in expence to that of Woolwich, and exceeding con- siderably the w hole of the other Irish establishments. The Honourable Member, when referring to his papers, herb corrected himself, and said he was wrong in saying Dublin was as expensive as the whole of Ireland bes. de, for he j\ und the whole expence of Ireland was 81603. while that of Dublin was 76601. The next line niciud* ed a charge of 17,0001. but he could not say what it was for. Now that such an expence should have arisen in the ordnance estimate, was to him a mystery, in p< in\ of artillery, she had not one- fourth part as much as Eng- land, yet he found the whole charge for Ireland 22,000i.. j —( hear.) He would say once fot all, that the pay oi th^ ] oflicers was too high. In a time of profound peace, with j nothing, to do. it was full 40 percent, higher than at any time of the war, when their duty was greatest. Money, since IBM, had risen 25 percent, aud by their being relieved from the income tax, they got 10 percent, mole, which, with other allowances, made their pay full 40 per cent, better than during the war. In a time of distress \ like the. present great reductions of the public experuM- i ture ought to be made. A Committee, free from the | baneful influence of the Crown, would do much good.— I The Noble Lord, too, might increase his'patronage, by j lessening the number of offices, for the fewer there were 3 to give away, the more would be looking for them—( a { laugh). This ought to be an important consideration. | with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who could- thus at ] once diminish the public expencc, and incre. i. so the pa- ll tronage of the Crown. As the accounts were now pre- | sen ted to the House, no man could possibly tell what the > expence of the ordnance department had been in any one ) year. He would have the public ledger laid regularly ; before the House. The compensation list, he observed, ! was increased this year from 40,0001. to 42.0001. Thus ! whilst we saved 20, OOOl. a- year by the deaths of officers or soldiers, we were losing double in the civil department. It would be seen by the list of pensions, that persons tvho had only been two, four, or perhaps six years in the service, had been gratified with pensions He concluded by ' moving. " That the ordnance estimates for Great Britain aftd Ireland, for the present year, be laid before the House, with distinct columns, stating the salaries! pensions, and gratuities of each officer, and distinguishing such officers as were appointed since 1793 ; also for the ii- ke account . as ft stood in 1796, that the House might bu enabled to compare them." Mr. WARD had no objection to product the papers called for, but he ctJmpTained that he was taken quite by surprise, by the Jong and elaborate speech which the Ho- nourable Member had just concluded. He ( Mr. WasW) had contended himself with laying the ortirri'ary estimates on the table, and if more information was wanted, ha was not indisposed to give it, when he was bet er pre- pared. being taken on the present occasion entirely by surprise.—( hear, hear.) The statements of the Hon. Member, though made with all the help of figures, calcu./ i- tion, great industry, and more labour, were, in the main, incorrect to a degree. The Hon. Gentleman had given him such a notice previous to this discus," ion, as prepated him to expect that he . should be called uj> on for an expla- nation of the first item only— namely, the 42.0001. for the Office in Pall- mall; yet had the Flon. Member Jaunch- ! ed into a wider field of discussion, in which, however, ho | ( Mr. Ward) not having his papers by him, would not now j pretend to'follow him. He could, however, set him rigfjfc S in one o/ two facts, and the House would then appretiate \ his authority as to the rest, when they saw his fallibility | in these. In this first observation, then, the Honourable ' Member had fallen very wide of the mark, with figures, \ calculations, patience, and labour ; he siates gravely, that, since last year, the reduction in' the . ujdna. nee es i^ mates was only 500s0l. Wonderful J— Why, if the Hon. Member had looked at the most ordinary papers connect* ed with that department, he would see that the reduction, in fact, was not three thousand, butJiflij three thousand pounds!—( hear, hear.) This was not the first time be regretted that the Honourable Member and he had misunderstood each other. The Honourable Member stated the expences of the year to he 1,500,0001. where* as, in fact, they were but 1.227.0001. [ Mr. HUME said he spoke from tire report of the Finance Committee.] Mr. WARD said that was no authority. The Honourable Mem- ber had asserted that the reduction was only 50001. but he would shew him what, that reduction was in fact. In all the civil departments of the ordnance there was a saving, except in that of the civil superannuation alone, and there the increase was J600I. He was sure, when the House understood the principles upon which that branch of ti e estabhsment was conducted, they would never quarrel with Government for increasing it—( hear* hear, In the ordinaries, 7581. was struck off; in the ex- traordinavies, 90001. on the unprovided list, 20,0001* and on the military superannuated list, 20,0001. In Ire- u land, h was true, the reduction was as small as 1481.-— He insisted, therefore, if the Hon. Member puts all these- sums together, he Would find the whole reduction about 50.0001.— n t 30001. Ex una disce omnes— if he made mistakes, in one point, he was no great authority in others* The Hon Member seemed to build his calculations in his. own surmises. He ( Mr. Ward) protested against the ofa report of the Finance Committee, as any authority opposed to his . statement. Su^: reports were of no value when they were not afterwards adopted by tiie House, or pas: ed into a law. The Duke of Wellington was very willing to reform any species of abuse. Jiis first inquiry v. as, when a situation was C dared vacant, whether or not it could- be dispe; i\ L with in future ? It was not truo. thaf, whilst the poorer clerk of 801. a- year were dis- charged, . e Mas' r- General id had his salary doubled^. The fact was, anterior to the Union with Ireland the salary was 15001. a- year; but. upon the ordnance of tho two kingdoms being put into the same hands at the Union the salary Was soon after ( 1802) rai^ d to 3J00I. iic Iiopcd this statement would go fairly to the world, but nor through the medium of the Honourable Member himself, who. in a report of his speech on a similar occa- sion, written confessedly by himself, and sent to a morning paper, committed the most glaring inaccuracies—( A laugh). The Honourable Member then, after going into some calculations in answer to Mr. Hume's observations, stated, that his own salary had been reduced from 17001. to 11001.—( hear, hear.) Another Honourable Friend near him had his salary reduced 2001. a- year. Did the Honourable Member doubt this ? But he feared there were some gentlemen in this world, whose disposi- tion to mistate no correction could cure—( hear hear). With respect to the Secretary of the Master- General of the Ordnance, he was a person whose office was one of great labour and responsibility. At a time when a great press of busines came into the office, a clerk was ap- pointed to assist, and 3001. a- year was taken from the salary of the Under Secretary, and given to him. This office had nothing to do with that of Private Secretary to the Master- General. With respect to the inspector of powder, there Were two magazines, one at Waltham Abbey, the other at Faversham. The inspector wasobli" ged to reside at one place or the other, and that officer was allowed to live at Faversham ; but he would not re- ma; n there. long, as the whole establishment will shortly be removed. The Honourable Gentleman, in his long statement, had said, the whole of the extraordinaries, amounting to 27' 2000l. had been expended on repairs,— The whole sum expended in works amounted only to 85,0001. Extra pay had been noticed. It was a neces- sary a'lowance made to an officer for expences, and was much abused for not being sufficient. With respect to the establishment at St. J > hn's Wood, the large houses made a good appearauce, but the officers would prefer an allow- ance in money rather than houses. The fact was, the Ordnance had houses upon long leases, and they found a difficulty in getting rid of them. If the Honourable Mem- ber w ished for one, he might have it on reasonable terms —( The ordnance estimates, on the whole, were brought to more perfection than they had been for years. He should have no objection to lay the paper re- ouired by the onourable Gentleman before the House, but the motion for the production of the ledger mentioned by the Honourable Gentleman he should oppose. The Hon. Member's statement respecting the misapplica- tion of stores was grossly false. No officers were sent down to sell old stores, but to take an account of old stores. He appealed to the House whether he had been treated fairly in being called upon in his way, without do- cuments. to give explanation ? The Honourable Member had taken no notice of the additional expence in Ireland— the addition of the horse police, the driver corps, horse artillery, new colonies, and relati' ns with America. Whi'ti those charges were fairly considered, it was matter of surprise that the ordnance estimates were so low.— ( Hear, he » r.) On a division the numbers were— For the motion, 44 Against it, 58— Majority, 14. MINORITY ON MR. HCME'S MOTION FOR A DETAILED AC- COUNT OF THE ORDNANCE ESTIMATES. Bernah R. Gordon, R. B< mett, John Grenfell, P. B- nnett, Hon. H. G. Graham, S. Ben von, B. Bright. R. Becber. W. W. Bro » ; rharn. II. Browne. Dom. C.. f- vev. Thos. Newport, Sir J. Nugent, Lord Parnell, Sir H. Ricarflo. D. Rice, Hon. G. Glenorchy, Lord Guise. Sir Wm. Harboard. Hon. E. Robarts, A. Hill, Lord A. Robarts, G. J. Hobhouse. J. C. Sefton, Earl of Hutchinson. Hn. C. Sykes, D. Tremayne, J. H. Tavlor, M. A. Talbot, R. W. Caul field, Hon. II. Ileron, Sir Robt. Denison. Jos. Langton, J. H. Evans, Wm Lennard. 1'. B. F zgera'd, Right Martin, . T. Whitmore, W. W. Hon. M. - Macdonald. Jas. Williams, W. Fergussmi, Sir R. Monck. J. B. Wyvill, M. TELLERS— Viscount Folkestone and J". Hume. There were 28 Placemen and Pensioners who voted ; so that exclusive of these, the Majority would have been 14 in favour of the motion. Monday, Feb. 19. LINEN TRADE. Sir H. PARNEL gave notice, that on Thursday next, he should move for a Committee to inquire into the state of the linen trade. ROMAN CATHOLICS. Sir X NEWPOR T crave notice, that on Wednesday the 28th irfst. a Right. Hon. Member ( Mr. Pl. unketi) wou; d move that the petition of the Roman Catholics in Ireland respecting the civil disabilities under which they laboured, be taken into consideration. Lord NUGPjNT gavenotiee, that on the same even- ing he should call the attention of the House to the English Roman Catholics. ARMY ESTIMATES. Sir J. NEWPORT moved as a Resolution of the House that the army, navy, and ordnance estimates be in future presented within fifteen days after the meeting of Parliament.— Resolution agreed to. Mr. IIUME gave notice that he would, on the 20th of March, move for leave to bring in a Bill to disqualify the Officers in the Ordnance department from voting for Member* of Parliament. Tuesday, Feb. 20. Mr. LAWLEY presented several petitions from far- mers holding many thousands of acres in Warwickshire complaining of agricultural distress. Sir T. COFFIN said, he was not a farmer himself, but he roallv thought a great deal of distress would be al- leviated if the farmers, instead of being gentlemen, would return tovheir smockfrocks, and their wives to their black stockings. Mr. C. SMITH replied, that that was already done. The farmers had put on their smockfrocks, and were now so poor as to, be little better than day labourers.— ( Hear, hear.)— Hie petition was laid on the table. NOTTINGHAM PETITION. Mr. DEN MAN presented a petition from Notting- ham, complaining of distress, and also complaining of • he non- inquiry into the Manchester transactions. ( Hear!) The petition was couched in warm language, but lie thought it warranted by the distress of which they com- plained. They implored the House to exhibit articles of impeachment against Ministers, for conspiring against the life and honour of the Queen, and for sacrificing the lives and liberties of Englishmen. The petition was ordered to lie on the table. On the question that the petition be printed, Mr. W- YN- N objected to the printing a petition couched in such language. Mr. GREY BENNETT confessed that the language was strong, hut he thought it was the acknowledged right of the petitioners to have their petitions presented. If the petition were received, it ought to be printed. Lord BINNING contended that the petition was a reflection upon the character of the country. Sir R. WILSON said, that Ministers were guilty of this crime, at least of rewarding those who ought to have been brought to trial for cutting, maiming, and murder- ing English subjects. Lord CASTLEREAGH could not understand for trbat reason such inflamed language was here used. It might suit the purpose of Gentlemen at county Meetings, but here it was of no avail.—( Hear 1)— He thanked God that he lived under such a constitution as the execution of the laws did not depend upon his Majesty's Ministers ( Hear f)— He objected not to the language of the peti- tioners as to Ministers, but he could not allow petitioners to attack Acts of Parliament, which had received the Jloyal sanction. Sir Ii. WILSON sard, that Ministers were guilty of this crime, at least of rewarding those who ought to have been brought to trial for cutting, maiming, and murder- ing English subjects. Lord CASTLEREAGH could not understand for what reason such inflamed language was here used. It might suit the purpose of Gentlemen at county Meetings, . but here it was of no avail.—( Hear!)— He thanked God that he lived under such a Constitution as the execution of the laws did not depend upon his Majesty's Ministers. ( Hear }) 4 » - He objected not to the language of the peti- tioners to attack Acts of Parliament, which had received the Royal sanction. Sir R, WILSON had never said any thing he could jiot prove, aud he could prove murder on the 16th Au- gust at Manchester ( Hear !) Lord CASTLEREAGH. The Gallant General Plight then prove it before the proper tribunals. Sin M. W. RIDLEY thought that the petition having been once* reeeivecS, ought to be allowed to be printed. Mr. S. WORTLY was convinced that the word " murder" had been used^ as relative to the Manchester proceedings"; no indictment for murder had yet been pre- ferred to any Grand Jury. Mr. BROUGHAM supported the printing of the pe- tition. He did hot object to the language employed in it, however strong, as far as regarded Ministers, who had re- ceived a Shock from the proceeding at Manchester, from which they were yet far from having recovered. The petition was then read and a division took place. The numbers w- ere the following— For the motion, 64— Against it, 150— Majority. 66. CONDUCT OF SHERIFFS. Mr. CREEVEY, in pursuance of notice, brought for- ward his motion on the conduct of Sheriffs at county meet- ings. lie adverted particularly to the improper interfer- ence of the Sheriff of Cheshire, and in support of what, he should recommend, referred to a precedent in 1680. He- moved that the Chester petition be referred to a Select Committee. The Hon. Member commented at consi- derable length on the subject, and particularly dwelt on a Loyal Address from the town of Harwich, abusive of the people of England. Lord CASTLEREAGH thought no case had been made out against the Sheriff', whose letter spoke the feel- ingsof an ingenuous mind. If Sheriffs were to be pu- nished for every unintentional mistake, there would be a great reluctance on the part of the Sheriffs to call public Meetings. Several other Members having delivered their opinions, Mr. Creevey, in reply, observed that if Sheriffs possessed the powers claimed by the Sheriff of Cheshire, all county meetings must be nugatory. He had no vindictive feel- ing, and acted from public principle only. The House then divided— For the motion, 65— Against it, 122— Majority, 37. CORN LAWS. Mr. ROBINSON gave notice, that on Monday the 26th inst. he should move for a Committee of the whole House to consider the several Acts of his late Majesty's reign for regulating the averages of the price of grain .; and that he should submit to the Committee a motion re- lative to the mode of striking the averages. Wednesday, Feb. 21. THE MILAN'COMMISSION. Sir J. NEWPORT presented a petition from the in- habitants of Langholm. This petition had been got up in consequence of a Loyal Address from the Presbytery of that place having been sent up to the Crown, assuming to itself the expression of the sentiments of the people. The petition was signed by 240 persons, who expressed the deepest concern at the lase unjustifiable proceedings against her Majesty, and expressed a hope that the Minis- ters who originated them, as well as the Milan Commis- sion. would be brought to a strict account. On the motion that the petition be brought up, Sir R. C. FERGUSON said, he was most anxious to take this opportunity to say a few words with respect to the Milan Commission. When he last year moved for an inquiry into its proceedings, the Noble Lord opposite declared that he should not object to investigation at a proper time ; but when the subject was adverted to on a recent occasion, the Noble Lord asked why they did not' bring forward a motion for an inquiry? For the Noble Lord to call upon them on that ( the Opposition) side of the House, to bring forward such a motion, was the meerest mockery. The Noble Lord well knew what would be its fate ; and his confidence in the ready acquies- cence of the majority of that House in his wishes, wag what led him to give the challenge. He believed in his conscience, that if a motion for such an inquiry were made from that side of the House, and the Noble Lord should move an Amendment, declaring " the witnesses im- maculate, and the Milan Commission the most just, honest, and upright that ever existed," his Amendment would be carried by as large a majority as any of those they had lately witnessed. It was plain, under these circum- stances, that anj motion he ( Sir It. Ferguson) should propose on the subject, would not meet with success, and that it would be folly in him to attempt it. Sir J. MACKINTOSH fully agreed with the Hon. General in all he had said respecting bringing forward any motion on this subject. He said nothing of the con- duct of the Milan Commission, or of the Noble Lord. He would leave them to be judged by posterity—( Hear, hear !) fully satisfied that posterity would agree with his Hon. and Gallant Friend. He said nothing on the subject of the Milan Commission. He understood the individuals who composed it were persons of character, and he could not but express his astonishment that those individuals had not themselves called for inquiry. Lord CASTLEREAGH thought this was not the' time to go into inquiry respecting the Milan Commission. With respect to tlie individuals who formed that Com- mission, their characters would bear any investigation ; they were desirous of inquiry ; but he believed it had never been held that Parliament were bound to go into the expense of public inquiry, because an individual might desire it. After a few words from Mr. Bennet, the petition was brought up, and ordered to be prented. . Sir R. FERGUSON then presented a petition from the Burgh of Djsart, expressing their loyalty, depre- cating any farther proceedings against the Queen; praying for the removal of Ministers, and for economy and re- trenchment— Ordered to be printed. NAPLES. Sir JAMES MACKINTOSH, inaspeech of singu- lar brilliancy and eloquence, brought forward his motion for the production of ail Correspondence which had pass- ed between His Majesty's Government and the Allied Powers, on the subject of Naples. A debate of consider- able length ensued, in which Lord Castlereagh opposed the motion as leading to disclosures which were rendered unnecessary by the declared determination of this Govern- ment to preserve a strict and dignified neutrality as to the affairs in question. In the course of the debate, Mr. Robinson said— a ru- mour had been in circulation concerning a conversa- tion which a Right Hon. Gentleman had held with a distinguished individual ; on which occasion the Right Honourable Gentleman was represented to have said, that one of the first acts of himself and his friends, when they should comeinto office, would be to bring Bonaparte from St. Helena.—( Hear, hear, and laughter.)— If that rumour reached the ears of Prince Metternich, it was no wonder that he should have felt some alarm.— ( Hear, hear.) Mr. TIE RNEY begged the indulgence of the House. It was true, he understood, that some rumour of the con- versation referred to had reached the ears of the Empe- ror Alexander, and that his Imperial Majesty had express- ed his serious displeasure with him. He never thought he would have seen the clay when so insignificant an indi- vidual as himself would have incurred the displeasure of so great a Ruler as the Emperor of all the Russias.— ( Laughter.)— It was true, indeed, that he ( Mr. T.) had a conversation with the distinguished individual alluded to, Prince Metternich, and that he had said, in the way of joke, that one of the first acts of the Opposition, when they should come into office would be to bring Napoleon to England. He understood that when that conversation was mentioned to the Emperor, it was also sajd that he ( Mr. T.) had been unfortunately much in the habit of joking, and that it might be a joke, but that such jokes ought to be punished with the knout.— ( Ilear, hear, and loud laughter.)— He hoped the Noble Lord, in his next dispatch, would be as good as to inform Prince Metter- nich that it was all a pure joke, and nothing but a joke ; and that if the Emperor Alexander would be so kind as to forgive him this time, he would undertake never tojoke upon that subject again.—( Loud laughter.) On a division, the numbers were— For the motion, 125 — Against it, 194— Majority against the motion, 60. Thursday, Feb. 22. Lord BINNING obtained leave to bring in a Bill to appropriate the unclaimed prize money of individuals in the East India Service. On the motion of Mr. KENNEDY, the Scots Jury Bill was read a second time, and ordered to be committed on the 8th of May. Mr. HUME moved for accounts of the balances in the hands of the Distributors of Stamps, up to the present period. Also for acc ounts of balances in the hands of the Receivers- General of land and assessed taxes up to the same period, distinguishing the balances and accounts which . remained in their hands on the 5th April and the 10th October last. Ordered. KILM AINU AM MEETING. Lord JOHN RUSSELL moved for a Select Com- mittee to inquire into the dispersion of the late CoGnty of Dublin;> leeting at Ki- lmainUaO), near that Cit£, It pro- duced a long debate, and wa£ negatived on a division, by a majority of 54, the numbers being— Ayes, 90— No. es, 124. Friday, Feb. ' 23. ]\ fr. DENMAN presented a petition from Thomas Davidson, late* of Duke Street, Smithfield, bookseller, at present a prisoner in Oakhampton jail, under the sen- tence of the Court of King's Bench, for the publication of a blasphemous libel. The petition complained'of the conduct of the Learned Judge ( Mrv Justice Best) during the petitioner's trial He represented that he was fined three times in tlie Course of his defence bv the Learned Judge. This was a subject which he ( Mr. Denman) thought of constitutional importance, rather than of legal consequence, and therefore well worthy of the considera- tion of the House. The House divided, and the numbers were— For the Motion, 57— Against it, 64— Majority against the Mo- tion 27* IONIAN ISLES. Air. HUME rose to call the attention of the House to the revenue and expenditure of the Ionian Isles^ and endeavoured te show that the expenditure, both in the civil and military department, was wantonly extravagant, while the excess of expenditure above the income of the islands was paid by the British Government. The Hon. Member went through a long list of transgressions, with which he charged the High Commissioner Sir T. Mait- land. The principal were the appointment of i number of persons to useless offices at extravagant salaries ; the ex- pense of a certain Cross of the Order of St. Michael, of the value, as he said", of 40,000 dollars, presented by the Senate and Legislative Assembly to the High Commis- sioner, and the lavish expenditure upon the erection of a Palace for the same individual. He concluded a long speech by moving, that an humble address be presented to his Majesty, requesting that he would be graciously pleased to order that there should be laid upon the table of the House, Abstracts of the Revenue and Expenditure of the Ionian Islands, - under their respective heads of the Civil and Military Departments; distinguishing them in each year, during the years 1804- 5- 6, and 1817- 18" and 19. Af; er some observations from '" Mr. Goulburn, the mo- tion was put and agreed to without a division. MINORITY ON SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH'S MOTION RELA- TIVE TO NAPLES, FEBRUARY 21, 1821. Allen, J II Farquharson, A Parnell, Sir H AJthorp, Viscount Ferguson, SirR. C Pearse, II. Anson, Hon G Fifzroy. Lord J Phillips, G Beaumont, T W F > x, G L Phillips. G R Barham, J F jun Glenorchy, Vise Power, It Baring, Alex Gordon, R Price, It. Baring, Sir T Graham, S Rice, T S Barnard, ViscountGrant, J P Ramsay, Sir A Barrett, S M Grenfell, Pascoe Rickford, William Bechcr, W W Griffith* J W Ricardo, D Bennett, Hon H GGuise, Sir W Ramsden, J C Benyon, B Gurney, Hudson Ridley, Sir M W Bernal, R Hamilton, Lord A Robarts, A Birch, Jos Harbord, Hon E Robarts, G Brougham, H Ilill, Lord A Robinson, Sir G Bright, II Hobhouse, J C Rumbold, C Bury, Viscount Hornby, E Russel, Lord J Byng, George Ilonywood, W P Russell, It G Bennet, John Howard, II W Smith, Hon Beiltmck, Lord W Hughes, W L Smith. J Calcraft, John Hume. J Smith, W Calcraft, J H Hu Chin son, Hon Smythe, J II Calvert. C C II Scarlett, James Campbell, Hn J FJervoise, G P Sefmn, Earl of Carew, It James, W. Stanley. Lord Carter, John Kennedy, T F Stuart, Lord J Cavendish, Lord GLennard, T B Shelley. Sir J Cavendish, H Lambton, J G Sebright. Sir John Cavendish, C. Lemon, Sir W Talbot, R W Caul field, Hon IILangston, J II Tierney. Rt Hon G Clifford, A W Macdonald, J Tennyson, C Clifton, Viscount Mackintosh. Sir J Warre, J A Colborne, N It Martin, John Western, C C Concannon, L Monck, J B Wharon, John Crompton, S Moore. Peter Williams. W Creevey, Thos Marjorbanks, S Wood, Alderman Corbett. P Noel, Sir G Wyvill, M DeCrespigny SirWNewport, Rt Hon Wethetell, C Davies, T H Sir John Wilberforce, W Denison, W J' O'Callaghan, J Denman, Thos Ord, W TELLERS. Dundas, Charles Ossulston, Lord Duncannon, Vis Evans, W Palmer, C. Wilson, Sir R E'lice, E Pauner, C F PAIRED OFF. Abercromby, Hn J Barham, J F Taylor, M A Aubrey, Sir John Sykes, D FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FROM FRENCH PAPERS. MILAN, Feb. 10.— The left wing of the Austrian army is in motion; the 25d it passed through Itovigo; the 25th, detachments arrived at Legnano, and pursued their route towards Mantua, the garrison of which they are destined to reinforce. The greater part of the army was to have passed the Po the day before yesterday, at Borgoforte. VIENNA, Feb. 9.— According to certain advices which are every day received from Naples, there is the strongest reason to hope that the whole army of the line, and the people en masse, will loudly declare for the King as soon as the Austrian troops show themselves on the frontiers. PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE. PARIS, Feb. 14. — The war against the liberty and independence of Naples is likely to agitate the whole continent: already it has produced important changes in the external relations of this country— changes which will probably promote an internal Revolution. It is certain that the Spanish Government has sent a second note to the French Minister, to demand an immediate and categori- cal explanation of the views of France relative to Nap es ; and to inform the Minister, that if such an explanation be not returned, and that, satisfactory for the Spanish Government, an Army of Observation will be immedi- ately ordered to the Pyrennees. In the present state of France, this communication, on which you may rely, must have a great moral force both with the Government and the people ; and should a few Spanish regiments pass the frontiers, with the tri- coloured flag, the South of France would instantly raise the national standard. In the mean time, it is next to certain, that the French Di- plomatists, M. M. Blacas, Caraman, and Ferronave, have signed a treaty with the despots at Laybach, by which Louis XVIIf. not daring to furnish any troops, engages to pay 100 millions of francs. Twenty five mil- lions, it is believed, were placed in the Banque de France for that destination last Saturday. The treaty arrived for ratification the latter end of last week, but the storm raised by M. Chauvelin, in the Chamber of Deputies on Saturday, and renewed by M. Lafayette on Monday, has had the effect of delaying the ratification— the treaty is however signed. The government, from the Caisse d'Amortissement— the Civil List— the Budget of the Minister of War, Sec. has the means of secretly pa ving immense sums, without demanding subsidie^ of. the Cham- ber, or rendering any account of the expenditure. The Ultras are in the greatest fury aud alarm. They know themselves tobe detested by the people, and while their only safety is in arbitrary power, they perceive it is ready to escape from their hand*. The discussion the other day about the tri- cohured flag threw the Faubourg St. Germain into consternation— many of the old folks re- fused to go to bed, lest the Revolution should surprise them in the night, and every night they keep watch.— The appeal made by M. Lafayette, at the Tribune, on Monday, has produced great effect. The veteran never raises his voice without inspiring the friends of liberty, and terrifying the Ultra- Royalists. Affairs are serious when bespeaks. Read the Constitutionnel or the Moni- teur of that sitting. The Peers sit every day from eleven till five, and how much longer they will sit is uncertain. When the trials begin, they say, they may last as long as the trial of Warren Hastings. Colonel Fa- brier is liberated, to the great joy of all the friends of freedom. The Duke de Broglio spoke warmly in his favour. It is now known that the Petards were ma le by the Court, and every body declares that Neveu's throat was cut, not bv himself. FROM GERMAN PAVERS. The letters from Laybach, through Flanders, are not of a later date than those by the French mails They re- peat the regret, which King Ferdinand felt in sanctioning the march of the Austrian troops upon liis Neapolitan subjects, and they add, that the Emperor of Austria and the. Emperor of Russia were about to leave Laybach for a short time, and were expected to return in a few days.— King Ferdinand still remained in that city. It vvas ex- pected that the King of Prussia would not reach that place until the end of the month. Letters from Copenhagen state, that on the anniversary [ v of the King's birth, a patrol ofhdssars, erroneously con- ceiving that a body of Students, who were traversing the streets, were uttering seditious cries, dispersed them at the point, of the sword, when four of them were wounded. The mistake arose from the Students, exclaiming, . in Latin, • » Vivat Rex F' which the hussars were hot scholars enough to understand. MILAN, Feb. 10.— It appears, by private letters from Borgoforte, on the banks of tlie Po, that couriers arrived on the 23d ult. bearing the orders for crossing the river: the passage was effected instantly, particularly in the directions of Ferrara and jLJologna. The latter city was occupied, and a Proclamation from the Papal Go- vernment issued, stating that it was with their consent; and recommending to the inhabitants to preserve a good understanding with their new guests. A numerous de tachment of the Austrian armysadvances by Florence, Sienna, and Rome, and another will proceed along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, to penetrate by the marches to- wards the Kingdom of Naples. It is asserted that the head- quarters will arrive at Rome on the 20th or 25th inst. The corps under General Frimont consists, ac- cording to the most probable opinions, of 40,000 men. From the LONDON GAZETTE, Feb. 24. Whitehall, Feb. 20. The King has been pleased to nominate and appoint Vice- Admiral Sir George Martin. Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, to be a Knight Grand Cross of the said Most Honourable Military Order, vice Admiral Sir George Campbell, de- ceased. The King has been pleased to command that, in the present and in all future years, his Majesty's birth- day shall be, in all respects, observed and kept, on the 2.3d day of April; excepting when that day shall fall on Sunday, in which case the same is to be observed and kept on the following day. Carlton House, Feb. 23. The King was this day pleased to confer the honour of knighthood upon Alex. Wood, Esq. Knight Commander of the Most distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George of the Ionian Islands. LONDON, Feb. 24 On Monday night his Majesty was pleased to open the Royal Pavilion at Brighton with a grand ball and supper. Upwards of two hundred distinguished personages were invited on the occasion : and in order to afford every faci- lity for ihe arrangement of the apartments, his Majesty and company dined at five o'clock. At ten o'clock the company began to arrive, and at eleven dancing com- menced with one of the new sets of quadrilles just brought over from Paris by Messrs. Collinet and Musard, which were so highly approved of that they were alternately call- ed for during he evening. His Majesty was dressed in the Windsor uniform, looked extremely well, and seemed to participate in the gaiety manifested by this distin- guished company. The dance was kept up until half- past three o'clock when his Majasty retired, as did also the company. KING'S LEVEE.— Yesterday his Majesty held his second Levee this season, at his Palace in Pall Mall—• The equipages were very splendid, The company began to arrive soon after one o'clock. The Russian. Spanish, and French Ambassadors, and the Saxon Minister, had audiences of his Majesty. The following Ambassadors and Ministers paid their respects to the King : ihe Nether- lands. Bavarian, American. Swedish, Sicilian, Baden, Prussian, Hanover. Mr. Hase communicated to the Gentlemen of the Ex- change yesterday morning, that the payments of the Omnium which the Bank took in have been postponed as follows: 50 per Cent, to be paid 13th April. 50 per ditto 5th May. The month of May is fixed for the King's visit to Ire- land. His Majesty will not traverse the interior of the Is- land as has been represented. lie will. proceed in his yacht from Brighton. Dublin and Cork are two of the points at which he will land. The Coronation will take place after his Majesty's return. Next year his Majesty purposes to make a like visit to Scotland. The Coronation, which some of the papers have an* nounced as decidely fixed for May, is deferred till Aug. The Duke . of Richmond, we are concerned to state, met with a serious accident a few days since, at his seat. Malcolm, Sussex, in consequence of a fall from his horse. Ilis Grace, not feeling much hurt at the time, did not pay any attention to himself, until last Saturday he Was seized with a violent vomiting of blood. Medical assist- ance was procured, who pronounced that he had burst a bloodvessel. A messenger was sent, off immediately to town with the melancholy news to his mother, the Dow- ag. r Duchess. His Grace, we are happy to learn, Is since reported by his physicians out of danger. SIR FRANCIS BURDETT.— At one o'clock this day the Westminster Committee presented their address to Sir Francis Burdett. The worthy Baronet received them at die steps of the King's Bench prison, and returned a verbal answer, in which he enforced the propriety of their promoting, by all legal means, a reform in Parliament, as the only remedy for the national evils. Mr. Hobhouse, Mr. Byng, and several other members of Parliament were present, as well as about 500 electors of West- minster. Wednesday a Court of Directors was held at the East India House, when Captain J. Mills was sworn into the command of the ship Minerva consigned to China dir ect. The following ships were taken up for one Voyage in the Company's service, viz.— Barossa, 698 tons. Fiorentia, 452, Albion, ' 462, and Kingston, 499, for Bengal di- rect. Yesterday the dispatches for Bombay, by the ship Kent, Captain H. Cobb, were closed at the1 East India House; and delivered to the purser of that ship. We understand that Mr. Wyse, a young gentleman of considerable talent, the head of the Waterford family of that name, and possessing considerable estates in that county, will shortly receive in marriage the hand of Le- titia. the daughter of Lucien Bonaparte, a young lady of considerable beauty and fortune. Mr. Wyse is a Roman Catholic.— Free mail s Journal. MARKETS, CORN EXCHANGE, Feb. 23, , _ There lias been but little Wh, eat fresh in . since Moodfijr^ and particularly of fine quality, which. met rather a frre sale, but inferior samples had a dull sale— Barley and Oats had l ather a brisk sale. AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN, i> By the quarter of Eight Winchester Bushels, and. of Oatmeal per boll of 1- JOlbs. Avoirdupois. i from the Re- turns received in the week ending Feb. 17. AVERAGE OF ENGLAND AND WALES. fljh . Id | Beaiy;, - 32s - let f> 3- 1 It! | l'. ease - 54- Hi! 24s . Id I Oatmeal, - 20s 5< l 17s iOd ' Bear or Big, pOs ood The average price of Brown or IMuscottado . Sugar, com- puted from the returns made, in, the week ended Feb. 21, is 3Gs. 2d. per civt. duty exclusive. IIAimiN'GTON CO UN MARKET. I- Vb, 2,7. , A middling supply ol Wheat in market, which met with a dull sale. Prices nearly the same as last day— Barley Is. and Oats 2s, higher than last day. . , Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats, . Wk- m. First— 33s Od | Second- 30s Od j Third— 27s Od Tiar/ ei/. 22s Od 19s Od lis Od - Oats., 20s 6< l 17s Od 1.7s . od Pease. [ Pains., 17s Od 18s 04 15s Ctl 1 Qs 0; 1 1 S » 0t{ 1.14s Od This. day there were 4S. 3 bolls of Oatmeal in Edin- burgh Market— Retail price per peck of best oitmeal, Is. Id. second Os. Od. MORPETH, Feb .2.1..— At ojjr market this day there was a good supply of Cattle and Sheep which stood long, and several of both kinds left unsold. Beef from 6s. to to 6s. 9d. per stone, sinking offals. Mutton 6s. to 7s. FAI FEBRUARY- Dornoch, Callan's Fair, 1st Wednesday Monvmusk, 2d Wednesday Charleston of Aboyne, 5d Wednesday Nairn. 15th day - Abergeldie, last Friday Inverness, Wed. after 24th ( Old Stile.) Banff Candlemas Fair, 1st Tuesday Rattray, ditto Forres, Candlemas, Ist , Wednesday Dingwall, ditto Stonehaven, the Thursday before Candlemas Mintlaw, 5d Tuesday RS.. - ( New Stile.) New Pitsiigo, 3d Tuesday and Wednesday Cornhill, ( Newton of Park) lst Thursday after (' and, Botriphnie, Fumack, 15tli day . Old Deer 3d Thursday Iluntly, last Tuesday AI ford, ditto , Strichen, do. & Wednesday Tarlancl, last Wednesday Redcastle, ditto : Oidmeldrum, day before Fyvie Fyvie, Fasten's- even, 1st Tuesday and Wednesday after New Moon, next after Candlemas Elgin, ditto. COURT OF KING'S BENCH, Feb. 21. THE KINTG V. FLETCHER AND O RRIEN. This vvas an indictment against the defendants, charg- ing them with conspiracy to excite disaffection in his Ma- jesty's subjects, by circulating inflammatory hand- bills.—• The circumstances of the charge have already been before the public. Fletcher having absconded, did not plead to the indictment, and the Jury had only to try Mr. O'Brien. The case wag. stated by Mr. Pearson, who in support of the prosecution put in several hand- bills, which had been traced to the possession of Fletcher. Seale, the printer, was examined, for the purpose of implicating the defen- dant O'Brit n ; but he only proved that a person whom I he believed to be the Defendant was seen at his office with Fletcher, in July last. Several other witnesses were ex- amined, but they failed to identify Mr. O'Brien. Mr. Scarlett was heard for the Defendant. He con- tended that til ere was no proof that Mr, O'Brien was iu the sligbest degree concerned in the transaction. Lord Holland, Lord Erskine, Sir J. Mackintosh, and several other Gentlemen gave evidence as to the good character of Mr. O'Brien. Afier a most able charge from the Learned Judge, the Jury without retiring found the Defendant— Not Guilty. THE KING V. HUNT. This was an indictment against the defendant, as pro- prietor of a newspaper, called " The Examiner," for a libel inserted in that paper, on the 25th of July 1820, re- flecting on the Mouse vjf Commons. The def- ndant read a long written paper as his defence, iu which ne contend- ed ttiat his motive in this publication was pure - in- l dic- tated by a wish to promote the public good. The Jury retired, and i » a few minutes returned with a verdict of Guilty. MARCU- Na'irn, Ist Tuesday Dunkeld, 8th day Dornoch, lst Wednesday Dumblane, 1st Wednesday Perth, lst Friday Mintlaw, 2d Tuesday Dunfermline, 13th day Tain Spring Fair. 3d Tues. Banchory Ternan, Midlen- tran Fair, last Thurs. ( Old Stile.) Marnoch, lst Tuesday Inverury, 2d ditto Locbel. do. •( New Stile.) Migvie, do. Tarves, 2d Tues. & Wed. Fraserburgh, 2d Wed. Old Deer 2d Thursday Mai noch, " 1 Tuesday Leuabo, 3d Tues. & Wed. Udny, the day before Cornhill, Lady Fair, 25th day, or lst Thursday after Huntlv. last Tuesday Turriff, last Tues. & Wed. Fochabers, last Wednesday Ochterarder, 10' h day Ken more, 1st Tuesday. PRICE OF STOCKS. 3 per C Red. 73f I [ ndia Bonds, 41 40 pr. 5 per Ct. N. 105i$ [ Ex. Bills. 2 3 6 pr. 3 § per Cent. 83A Lottery Tickets,' 251. 1O1 4 per Cents. 92J 92 j Cs. forAcc. 73 § E EDINBURGH, Feb. 17. Then COURT OF JUSTICIARY. Yesterday. Thomas Pearson was placed at the bar, charged with uttering two five pputi i notes of the Paisley Bank,* and one guinea note of the Bank of Scotland, knowing the same to be forged. No objection being made to the relevancy of the indictment, the Jury was chosen, and the prisoner pleaded not guilty. After the examination of witnesses, the Jury rctirecf for about 20 minutes, when they returned a verdict, unanimously finding the crimes libelled not proven There was another indictment against the- prisoner which was fixed for trial oh Monday next, and lie was recom- mitted. This day the price of Oatmeal fell One penny per peck in Edinburgh market. Monday came on at Dumbarton, the election of a Mem- ber of Parliament for that County in the room of the Right Hon. Archibald Colquhotm, Lord Clerk f? g: st r of Scotland, deceased. The Hon. Lord Succoth was chosen Proses by a majority of nine votes. The candidates were Sir J. Colquhoun of Luss. Bart, and John Buchan- nan of Arduch, Est}. Vice Lieutenant of the Coun'v.—- Mr. Bucbannan was proposed by Sir Tl. iv Campbell, and Sir James Colquhoun by the Hod. A Fleming. On tho roll being called, there appeared for Mr. Bnchannan ° d — foi\ Sir J. Colquhoun, 11 — Majority 9— Lord Succoth said that, exclusive of these, six gentlemen had voted for Sir James under protest. Sir James then protested against the election, and claimed the return. Several protests were taken respecting disputed votes. The elec- tion was not over till near 12 o'clock at night. Wednesday, the Lord Provost. Magistrates, anil Council on the resignation of Dr. Duncan jun reap- pointed that gentleman and the Rev.' Dr. A. B' unton to bo joint Librarians and Secretaries to the C.- llcge and ScJ natus Academicus of the fjniversity of Edinburgh, with the benefit of survivorship. Yesterday, the Rev. Mr. Gordon, from Kinfauns, was admitted Minister of Ss. Cuthberts's Chapel of Ease, in room of the Iiev; Mr. Grey, translated to the New North Church of this city. Exirctordhtasy Child. — A child of extraordinary size i, now living at a place called Allantoti LintmiM, parish of Cambusnethan. He is only ten months old, is one Scotch yard round the middle, eighteen and a half inches round the thigh, and eleven and a half round the arm. He has a large head, but quite in proportion ; a'high and digni- fied brow ; a large, bold and remarkably quick eye. Ilis hair has been twice cut, and is stronger than the hair of adults in general. He is said to weigh eight or nine stone tron. He is not quite proportionally tall. He is an object alike worthy the attention of the curious and the philosopher. SCOTS IIA. VAT?{ JPTS. Feb. 14, Edward Green, mere'ant in Montrose.— J Creditors meet in Hunter's inn there. 9th March and tjfh April, at 12 o'clock. States of the affairs of Alexander Kelmatf, bafc. r and brewer in Aberdeen, lie with J, M'Hardy, advocate here. No dividend. States of the affairs of Anthony Wilson, merchant and ship- owner in Aberdeen, lie with A. Webster, advocate here— No dividend. BIRTHS. on the 15th inst. Lady Harriet the the At Albury Park, Drummond, of a son. On ihe 11th inst. at Greeristead Hall, in Essex, Lady of Major Ord, Royal Artillery, of a daughter. In Gloucester Place, London, on the 14th itist. Lady of John Lawrie, Esq. of a daughter. At Northumberland Street, Mrs. Mackenzie of Strath- garve, of a daughter. At Edinburgh, on the 19th inst. the Lady of Captain Robertson 88th Regiment, of a daughter. On the 21st inst. Mrs. Dalla-, St. John Street, of a son. MARRIAGES. At Greenock, on the 25d uit. the Rev. William Ritchie Thomson, to Frances, eldest daughter of Mr. John Rodger. At Bonjedward, oft the 5th inst. Mr. Jamts Jackso* if merchant, Jedburgh* to Elizabeth, second daughter of Thomas Cavtrhill. Esq. At Edinburgh, on the 23d inst. Alex. Burnett, A. M. Rector of tho United Schools of Jedburgh to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of the Rev. George Thomson) of Ml- 1. DEATHS. At Stolro Manse, nn the Tth inst, Mr. Ale*. Kcr. Preacher of the Gospel, eldest sou of the lUv. Alex Ker, Minister of Su ho; At London, on the 13th inst. Frederick, youngest son of Sir George Clerk. At her house, in Charlotte Square, on'he 11tb Inst. ' the litght Hon. Baroness Abercromby, widow of S. r lialph Abercromby. At Barbtuiues, ( in tlife l? th Nov. of the yellow fever. Captain Thomas Hoherts, of the Hoyal Engineers. On the 3d inst. the Rev. James Innes, Minister of Tester. East Lothian, in the 88th year of bis age, and 61st of hfs iffintstrv. At sr. mdvrate. near Mid- Calder, nn the 6th inst. Adam Turntrtll, Esq. M. I). On ( he 4th ult. the Princess Caroline of Bavaria. At Edinburgh, on the Hth iust. John Campbell, Esq. Receiver. General of bis Majesty's Customs for Scotland. At Richmond, on the lltli inst. aged 90; Dr. Adam Walker, the celebrated Lecturer on Experimental Pflilaa Sophy. ' At Demcrara, on tlie 10th December last, Thomas • Martin, Esq. merchant. A* Hamilton, on the Hth ult. Mrs. Hume, wife of Juseph Hume, M. D. CONTR ACT for Gil ANlTE, CR AIGLEITH AND BR AM LEY FALL STONE. NAVY OFFICE, Feb. 27, 1S21. THE principal Officers anil Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy do hereby give NOTICE, that Oil Thursday the 22d March next, at One o'clock, tlu- y » ill be leadv to treat with such I\ rsotis as may be willing to Contract for supplying bis Majesty's Vatd. it Woolwich with GRANITE. CRAIGLEITH and BRAMLE5; FALL STONE, requi re for a Wharf Wall, and Two Building Slips, about to be constructed in the said Yard. A Specification and Drawings ot' the Stone and a Form of the Tender may be • en at this Ollice. No Tender will be received after One o'clock, on the day of Treaty, nor any noticed, . unless the Party, or an A-. rent for him attends. Every Tender must be accompanied by a Letter ad- dressed to the Navy Board, and signed, by two responsi- ble Persons, engaging to become bound with the Person tendering, in the sum of £ 4000, for the due Performance of the Contract.' • T GUARDIANS OF CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM IN CONSULTATION. . • THE REV. WM. DRAPER IN- THE CHAIR, WIIEREAS, among tiie auspicious indica- tions of a national persuasion that, for averting the utter ruin and degradation of our Country, a CON- STITUTIONAL Reform of the Commons' House is become imperiously necessary, the several subjoined evi- dences, taken from the words and acts of persons of rank, superior education, and extensive influence, appear to this Con- ultation to be worthy of attention. At a Meeting, to honour the memorv of Mr. Fox, held ot Norwich, the Earl of Albemarle in the Chair, and likewise present the Duke of Norfolk. Mr. Coke, Lord Bury, and a numerous company of Gentlemen, there was given as a Toast, and received with nirtcli chcering, " A speedy and effectual Reform in the Represents- tion of the People in Pailiameiit." The noble Chairman expressed himself warmly in favour « f the object; and Mr. Coke said—" A Reform in Par- " iiament must take place, and he would use a strong word, a Radical Reform— that sort of Kcfortn which would « > ,,, ve every man avote wT « e paid- direct Taxes."*— Morn. Chronicle, T2 Jan. 1021. At * similar Meeting, held at Bury, . in Suffolk, Sir Robert Harland in the Chair, and also present the Duke of Norfolk, the Earl of Albemarle, I. urd II. Fitzroy, and a large company, there was given as a toast, and received with " loud applause." " A constitutional, speedy, and effectual Reform in " the Representation of the People in Parliament." Morning Chronic!-.," 19 Feb. tHjtl^ At a similar Meeting, held in London, Lord Holland in the Chair, and present the Dukes of Sussex, Norfolk, and Leinster; Earls Grev, Fitzwilliam, Thanet, Albe- marle. antl Cowper; Marquis of Tavistock; Lords Erskmo, Milton, Archibald Hamilton, Robert Spencer, William Fitzgerald, and Noraianby ; the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, and a very numerous company, many of tliem distinguished Members of Parliament, there was given as a Toast, and received with " continued, approba- tion.* " A fair, pi full, and free Representation of tie People." - t The said Toast was introduced by the noble Chairman, saving, " be bad to propose one, iu support of which al- " though much had been said and written, yet that within •• the last 24 hours, there bat! been given 510 additional ". reasons.;" alluding to a recent division in the House of Commons— Morning Chronicle. ' 20th Jan. 1 21. In a Letter to Major Cartw right the Di keof Bedford has said, " I hope and trust the day i* not far d's ant when '•• that most desirable event, a substantial and radical ltc- " form in the Representation of the People, n ay b? brought ' to bear."—'• It is at band, simple and o. easy atuiui- '• nient From the foregoing premises it is therefore, Resolved, That a Plan for etl'ectuatii g in a'! respects cacti a Reform, so severally spoken of as a (' esid ratuiu as - aforesaid, that is to say, one that would be constit thnal— whttantial— radical— and effectual— by pi , ducing a fair full-— and a free Representation of the People in Par- liament, may, in the opinion of this Consultation, be found in Major Cartwright's BILL or RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES, sold by Dolby, 299, Strand. Resolved, That, notwithstanding the natural ease and simplicity of adapting right practice to right principles, yet, considering human fallibility, and the supreme im- portance of the measure, this Consultation begs leave to present to J. G. Lambton. Esq. to the Marquis of Tavi- stock, to the Right Hon. George Tierney, to Sir James Mackintosh, and to Henry Brougham, Esq. each a copy of the said Dill of Rights and liberties, in the hope that each of those Gentlemen will, for the information of the Author, and the public benefit, have the goodness to suggest such amendments of the said Bill as it may appear to need, that so, by their aid, it may be rendered uncon- stitutional, or, in other words, as perfect as possible , and_ thereby worthy of adoption; unless any Bill stil[ more constitutional should be submitted to Parliament. Recolved, That adverting to the remarkable Fact, that the said Hill of Rights and Liberties has liven published and consequently placed under the keen eyes of Critiism,. for full three years, during all which period, ( so far as hath. come to the knowledge of this Consolation) not a sin- gle incorrectness in its principles ; not a single defect or deficiency in its provisions; nor a single impracticability in its arrangements has been pointed out ; wherefore it should seem to be well adapted to its object of accomplish ioa the Nation's POLITICAL SALVATION. Resolved, That seeing ROYALTY and ARISTO- CRACY. even in the present calamitous state of the Nation, are in full possession, and in the quiet enjoyment of A I. L their legislative Rights, as well as of ALL the extraordinary Privileges which, for the public service, have been conferred upon them; it is manifest that ALL tie Calamity which has. by misgovernment. been brought on the Nation, must be attributed to the DEMOCRACY, or Commons of the Realm, NOT having been In a like full possession and undisturbed enjoyment of THEIR legislative RIGHTS and nonsifittioual LIBER TIES. WILLIAM DRAPER, Chairman. I. orulon, 22d Feb- 1S21. * Direct Taxes are those which are imposed on the ne- t's, ariet of life, and therefore caanot be evaded either by ttie rich of the poor ; whereas all impositions on super- fuities. are Indirect taxes, and arc frequently evaded even bv the wealthy. NOTICE lo DEBTORS CREDITORS. \ I7ILLIAM It . VY, hi Mill of Hatton, parish T • of Crude.!, . having granted it disposition of bis whole, property in tWcferr of Trustee* for behoof of his Creditors ; it is requested, that those who are anywise indebted to him will pay their accounts to Alex. Muir, Advocate in Aberdeen ; and such as have any Claims against him will lodge the same with the said Alex. Muir, on <- r before Monday the 12th of March curt, on which day. a M eting of William Hay's Creditors will beheld at Mill of Hatton, at 12 o'clock noon, when, it is requested, concerned Will attend, March 3, 1S2I. TO MILLERS. To be Let, for any number of years that may be agreed upon, from ' Wiiiisunilay first, MIR MEAL and - BARLEY MILL, called OLD MILL of EOVEltAN. including KILN, finished with cast iron, 16 by 15 feet; two Granaries, lsl by 16 feet; with the Cottage and Croft of excellent Land attached to it, measuring 7 Acres and 34 Falls. The Buildings ate all slated, and in the highest order, having been only finished in 1819. ' This Mill has the command of water all the year ; and the advantages of its local situation are so well known, that any further description would be quite unnecessary. Any paitict'! irs required by intending offerers, will be made known, ui application to Air. Cromtiie, Advocate, by whom sealed tenders will be received until Friday the 2.3d of March, at 12 o'clock noon, when the l'rem'ses wil| be Let. Ahereeen, Feb. 21, 1821. fry. Tlie chief dependence scorns to ic placed on the Militias o( the provinces, which, to the number of 72,000, are to form the defence of the frontiers. They all consist of Carbonari, and breathe the most ardent spirit of devotion to the cause of liberty. The despotic powers, allied against the cause of tiiat " Free Constitutions were cvervw!, erc export- ed, and such expectation naturally called into action a high and generous spirit, which would not easily be subdued. " Vt hile such principles," said the Hon Gentleman, " are held by Governments, as those held by the Allies, the liberties of England are not . liberty and tlu establishment of a free Constitution in Naples, had 110 doubt judged it prudent to pre- serve an appearance of moderation, or of a wish to conciliate the Neapolitans in the outset, so as to give the better colouring to their meditated ag- gression, by entering into a negociation, of which the most recent and authentic accounts from the Continent state the following particulars. The Duke de GA 1. L0 had been dispatched from Lav- bach on. the 31st January, with the ultimatum of the allied powers to the Government of Naples, and 011 the answer given would depend the question of ' peace or war. The Duke passed through Florence j on the 6th ult. and was not expected to reach Naples j till the 9th or 10th, the Neapolitan Parliament i having in the mean time been prorogued on the 31st | January. This scejns to have been purposely so contrivpd by the despotic Potentates, that thev might have every advantage, bv the facility afforded in treating with a few deputies, rather than the safe, neither true liberty, nor philosophy, nor re- ligion could be expected to flourish, when men did not express the strongest condemnation of such principles." Ministers express sentiments of condo- lence over the fate of Sicily, but let them prove their sincerity by saving from the grasp of Austria tins valuable part of the kingdom ot Naples. Should there Unhappily be no hope of checking that ambi- tious power in her design of taking, possession of Naples, we have a British fleet in the neighbour- hood of the capital of that kingdom, and sufficient time to dispatch a messenger to Sir A'COUR r, or the gallant commander, with orders immediately to frustrate any military enterprise which might be at- tempted against that. island. . England ought to exert the power she possesses for thwarting the ma- chinations of continental despotism. She can never gain by the aggrandisement of the House of Aus- tria, to which the annexation of the two Sicilies AR5 Of KIKCARDINTSniK t. r R « r 1? Struck at Stonehaven. March 1 182 1. LINLITHGOW MEASURE. Boll of Oatmeal, io 14 9 White Oats, without Fodder, ... 0 15 j Ditto, with Fodder, ... .. 0 17 S Potatoe Oats without Fodder, 0 lo O Ditto, with Fodder, 0 18 (< Bear, without Fodder, 0 14 9 Ditto, with Fender, ... ... 0 17 3 Pease, without Fodder, ... 0 14. ii Ditto, with Fodder , 0 17 d Barley, without Fodder, ... 0 17 i Ditto, with Fodder, 1 0 4 Wheat, without Fodder. ... 1 10 0 Ditto, with Fodder, 1 14 0 Iieans. without Frrdder, ... 0 14 9, Ditto, with Fodder 0 17 9' WHALE FISHERY. To be sold by Auc'iun, on Monday the 5th March, at j the Northumberland Anns, North Shields, between the hours of- Four and Five o'clock in the Afternoon, All that good Ship or. Vessel, called the F. LIZA, Of the Port of Newcastle, now lying in the Harbour of North Shields, Burden 311' 40 04 Tons, Register ad- ' measurement. Parliament assembled. The Duke de GALLO will, on his arrival, produce his Charter, a fashionable phrase now introduced instead of the odious term Constitution, and the Neapolitan - people will be plainly told, that thev must either accept this or an Austrian army ; with this aggravation, that thev must, in the latter case, incur the displeasure' and hostility of that part of Europe which may see its interest in preserving entire the " social system," with the exception of such misguided countries as have already, or may hereafter vainly suppose, that liberal free Constitutions can in any way tend to their felicity or prosperity. In an article from Vienna, we are told:—" It appears certain, that the Mar- quis dc GALLO has been sent to Naples with a proposition, importing, as a first condition, that an army of fj(), 000 men shall occntiv the kingdom of This Vess » l possesses every desirable Pro. pertv for the Whale Fishery, and is abundantly found with Materials, and all necessary Stores for its successful Prosecution. She has undergone a very considerable Repair since the last Season, having had 13001 expended upon her, and may Ire sent to - Sea without any Expellee, • except for Provisions. Furthtr Particulars maybe learned, and Inventories seen, by application at the Office of Messrs. Linsk'H, Walker, & Co or to Mr J. W. Smith, North Shields ; Mr. Ita, Hop er, Cooper, Newcastle ; the Master on Board ; or Mr. Thompson, Solicitor, North Shields. N « 1h Shields, Feb. 22. 1821. N. B — If the Vessel should not be sold, THREE- EIGHTH PARTS THEREOF, ( the Owners of the other Parts being Gentlemen of tlie greatest Respectabi- lity) will be LET TO " HIRE DURING THE FISHERY, for which purpose, Applications will be received by Mr. Tliompajri, Solicitor. nitherto would mark us lost to a sense of our true interest The inevitable loss of Malta and the Ionian Islands, with the valuable trade thence aris- ing, would be the almost immediate consequence.' And should the magnanimous ALEXANDER take Sicily for his slr.- reof the spoil, we shall see that delccta- table spot occupied by Russians, than which a more revolting idea could not enter the mind of a British Merchant or Statesnfan. The Treasurer of the Poor's Hospital has received* from Mr. William Gray, Ten Shillings and Sixjrence, be- ing a Fine imposed on a person for breach ofbargain. We feel a pleasure in announcing the opening of the beautiful Panorama of Waterloo, which takes place ou Monday week. - The Panorama of Algiers finally closes next Saturday ; therefore, thcrse who have not seen it, v- ill do well riot to lose the last opportunity.— See Adv. We observe, - that Mr. Mr;; ox.\ I e's Recitations are fixed for this evening. The Pupils, who on former occa- sions acquired so tnuch applause, are. w- e understand, again to appear before the Public. This, with Mr. MAC- noNAi. n's. celebrity as a Speaker, cannot fail to elicit a genteel and crowded audience See Advertisement. It! CIS OF PROVISIONS, & C." IS THE ABERDEEN MARKET, YESTBftDAY. FOR MIR A MIC HI DIRECT, THE FINE BRIG MARGARET, JAMES AIKEN, MASTER, 226 Tons per Register. She Will be ready to receive goods. by 1st March, and is un- der contract to sail on 25th of that month, having excellent accommodation for Passengers. For rate of Freight or Passage, apply to ROBERT CATTO, King Street, or to WM. F1DDES, at R. Catto's Shop, every Friday. Aberdeen, Feb. 16, 1821. JOHN ROBERTSON, ( Lately with Messrs': Kilgour. Robertson, & Co J HAVING COMMENCED BUSINESS AS A GROCER, SPIRIT, PORTER DEALER, ill that SHOP in ST. NICHOLAS STREET, formerly occu- pied by Mr. WM. MORREN. Druggist, begs respectfully to call the attention nf his Friends and the Public to bis Stock, which consists of SUGARS, TEAS, and every article in the GROCERY LINE, of the first quality. He bas also laid in a complete* Stork of the very best FO- REIGN and BRITISH SPIRITS— LONDON and SCOTCH PORTERS— EDINBURGH, and other ALES, which he with confidence recommends as being very superior. J. R. would farther beg to intimate, that he bas been appointed Agent for an extensive House in the TO B AC- CO and SNUFF LINE, and will consequently be able to deal in these articles so as to give every satisfaction trt those who may be pleased to favour him with their sup- port, both as to quality and prices— and while he pledges himself Jo sell on the lowest terms, and that lis attention shall ever be directed to the selection of the best articles, be. with the utmost respect, would beg tosolicit the coun- tenance of his friends, and the public in general. N. B.— A great variety of FANCY SNUFFS. THE CHRONICLE. AKEHD& ii. N SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1821. SALMON FISHING. There will be Let* by public roup. Within the Itall of the Shipmaster Society of Aberdeen, on Wednesday the 14th day of March next, at six o'clock in the even.* ONE FOURTH ef a NETS SALMON FISHING on the Raik and SteHs of tlifc Iliver PEE, wit!: a corresponding Share ofthe Fishing in the Sea, on both « ? des of the Mouth of the River, as fately possessed by Mr. Alexander Mackie, whose Lease has been relinquished. The Tenant will have immediate pos- sesion, and be entitled to the profits of the Current season 0t fishing ; and over and and abovtfthc current year termi- nating at Andermas next, the endurance of the- Lease will fcxlend to eouijilcte years and seasons of fishing thereafter. The Articles of Roup will be se- n, and other informa- tion obtained, on applying to Alexander Gibbon, Advo- cate, Queen Street. © ummarp of i^ olittas. THE fate of Naples is about to be decided, as thtM- e is too great reason to fear, by an appeal to arms, there being no longer room to doubt, that the pas- sage of the Po by the Austrian ® , to which so much importance has necessarily been attached, from its being the signal of attack on the cause of liberty, has actually taken place, as ap- pears by the following intelligence, ofdate- the 14 th ult. from Turin. " The Milan Gazette contains a proclamation, dated Padua, Feb. 4?, in which General Fin MONT announces to the Austrian army under his command, that it is going to advance with intentions entirely pacific. We receive intelligence, that the passage of the Po, so often announced, lias commenced on five different points, and that Tus- cany and Rome must at this moment be occupied. Subsequent accounts, bearing marks of authenticity, state, that the Austrian army which has passed the Po is 90,000 strong— 60,000 of which can only be free to act against Naples, - 30,000 being required to occupy various points on the line of operation from the Po to the Bruttian borders. The city of Rome, that important post, was not occupied on the 15th ult. when the advanced guard of the Aus- trians had only reached Fauo, about eight days march from the Roman capital, which the Sovereign Pontiff was about to leave, after issuing a procla- mation to prevent the entrance of the contending armies. The declaration of King FERDINAND, from Laybach, the Neapolitans have deservedly treated as invalid and illegal, as being issued when his Majesty was a prisoner in the hands of foreigners. They, therefore, prepare for their defence with all the enthusiasm of men determined to assert their freedom, and to defend and maintain the rights and privileges of an independent nation. Two bodies of Neapolitan regular troops, one of 45,000 men, under GcneralCARAscosA, and another of 10,000, nnder General WILLIAM PEPE, are it is said, to 1 advance by different roads to meet the invading cue- , Naples for three years, during which period the i Government may decide upon the modifications ne- cessary for the welfare of the Neapolitans ! ! ! From the dictatorial spirit manifested bv the members of the Holy Alliance at Troppau, and now more openly • displayed bv their summoning to their bar at Eay- j bach, a Sovereign Independent Prince, to answer I for his conduct iu concurring With his subjects, in j establishing a free representative Constitution for j the general advantage— from this unprincipled act o( tyranny, we can have no doubt that, although this may not he the precise proposition made to the Neapolitans, it will be of that arbitrary and humi- liating nature. The Duke de GALLO, it is. said, reached Naples on the 9th tilt, and the answer, on which is suspended the fate of that devoted kingdom • nild be received at Lavbach about the 2, jth ult. until which time it wfispromiscd King FERDIN A\' D, that no hostile movement should be_ made on the part of the Austrians. In the mean time, it is stated, in accounts from Laybach of the 5th ult that the Bri- tish Minister had presented a note, which had ren- dered it necessary to have an extraordinary assem- blage of the Ministers. The result of the delibera- tions was immediately laid before the Emperors of Rt: ts; a and Austria, and Prince METTEKNICU dispatched extraordinary couriers to Treviso, Milan,' and Rome. What effect the interposition of our Government might have had at an earlier stage, iu counteracting or preventing the threatened attack against Naples, in the present humbled state of Britain, when we cannot enforce our endeavours by that species of argument which hitherto has seldom failed of success, a strong armament in its support, it is perhays impossible fully to determine. We already know enough to shew, that our inter- ference, could it effectually in the commencement or afterwards, have been successfully urged in opposi- tion to the parties engaged, whose interest these powers doubtless consider to be essentially concerned, must at this protracted period be utterly vain and fruitless. If the British Ministry think to wipe off the disgrace they have deservedly incurred on this occasion, from their apathy iu the sacred cause of liberty, and that bv a shew of zeal for the welfare of the Neapolitans, when they know the die is already cast, they must fail of their object, and ex- pose at once their hollow pretensions. From an at- tentive observat on of the conduct of our Govern- ment, the circular of Lord CASTLEREAGH, ant! the language held by Lord LIVERPOOL, in the late debate in the House of Lords, on the motion of Earl G KEY for production of the papers which have passed between Great Britain and the allied powers, with regard to Naples, the part our Ministry have taken is not at all. problematical. Thev have, it is abundantly evident, not only favoured, but studied to promote the cause of Austria, by admitting the right of that power, and the other Italian states, to interfere in the internal affairs of Naples, pro- vided only that they were ready to give every rea- sonable assurance, that their views were not directed to' personal aggrandisement." Austria is no doubt ready to give such assurance, and to join in the usual, protestations of all conquerors, that territo- rial aggrandisement is not her object, or forms any part of the plan she has found it necessary to adopt for her safety ; while our Ministry aid in the delu sion, by entering a foroial protest against the ge • ilcral doctrine of interference laid down by the allied Sovereigns. This subject is ably and fully eluci- BIRTHS.— At Aberdeen, 011 the : 20th inst Mrs. GORDON FORBES, Towie, of A Daughter. On the 11th inst. Mrs. MACKINTOSH of Raigmore, of a daughter. At Dornoch, on the 27th ult. Mrs. GEORGE S. TAY- LOR, of a son. At Burnside, on the 20th ult. Mrs. MACKINTOSH of Holm, of a daughter. MARRIAGES.— At Aberdeen, on the 21st inst. P. MACAHTHUR, Esq. Delnies, to ANN, fourth daughter of Alex. Gdliowav, Esq. Merchant. Glasgow. O n the 10th ult. at St. George's,. Hanover Square, London, WILLIAM FREDERICK CHAMBERS, M. D. to MARY, third daughter of the late Win. M Kinnon F a- ser, M. D. of Lower Grosvenor Square, and of Balnain, Inverness- sbire. DEATHS.— At Aberdeen, on the 14th ultimo, GEORGE GORDON. Esq; of Spcnziedale, Sutherlaudshire, Lieut. 100th Regiment of Foot, aged 57, much and justly regretted. At Wick, on the ISth ult. JOHN MACLEV, Esq. of Kiess. At Aberdeen, on the £ 5d February, Mrs. HELEN STOBART. Wife of Alexander Klackie, Esq; Banker here. At Banff, 011 the 27th January last, Miss MARGARET CROSS YOUNG, third daughter of the deceased David Young, F.- q. of Craighead, merchant in Glasgow. At Watterstein, on the 25lh January, Mrs. BETHUNE, wide* of the late Rev. William Bethune, Minister of Durnish. Ileol'Skye. Quartern Loaf — — 9: 1 Oatmeal, p. peck, tldalgd BearmeaL — fid a 9d Potatoes, lod. nl2d. od Malt. 2s fid a Od Beef, p, lb. — 4< 1 a Sd Mutton, — Sd a fid Veal, — — 4d a 9d Pork, — — a " - I Butter, — Kid a 184 Eggs, p doz. 6d a lod Cheese'.' p. st. 7s Od a 8s C- d Tallow, ' I0s- 6d « 1 Is 6( 1 IIJT. — — 7d a 8d Haw'Hides. p. lb. 3d a Coals, ji. bolL 3- Od a 4s Oi NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. On Wednesday last, the wind shifted to S. W. anil afterwards to S. S. E. and S. E. blowing hard, with thick snow ; and the gale increasing, blew wiih great violence during the night, so as to raise a heavy sea on this coa., 1. At day- break on Thursday morning, a Bog was ob- served H> the northward, a little without the breikerv close hauled, standing to the southward, towards this harbonr ; hi attempting which, however, being ratlivr leewardly, and at the same time struck by two tremendous seas, tire vessel Was unfortunately driven oil the rocks at the extremity of the Nor. h Pier. . In this most perilous situation, with her broadside to ihe sea, the vessel lay for a short time, so that the greatest apprehensions were en- tertained for the safety of the crew, which were, however, iu some measure happily dispelled, by the Brig, with tha assistance of the s iils, which then fell aback, driving lie- bind the Pier, The attention of Ihe numerous specta- tors assembled was now directed to the most prompt means of saving the crew, the vessel being still exposal to- great danger from her situation on a rocky bottom By tlie exertion of some seamen and other persons pre- sent,- a rope was fixed from the vessel to 5he shoio, oa which aiioSWr rope. « ith a noose upon it, passad by means of a bow line knot, and the crew, 27 in number, were ad, singly in succession, tin > got safely on shore, not without apprehensions for their fate, especially that of two little boys, from the heavy seas which broke over At Lmian, on Tuesday last, very much regretted . bv all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, Air. ROBERT Huirm. ESTO. N, Schoolmaster— a man well known for great literary research, political acumen, and unbounded gene- rosity. the vessel, and over the sprlt- sail yard, from which'the seamen descended to the Ijpeand fixed thetn elves. The ve. sel proved to be the James of Newcastle, Jt'irily. bound for tlie Seal Fishery at Greenland, which ha 1 sailed front Shields two days previously, completely fitted out, it being her fir. st voyage in that employment. The materials, With the fishing and other stores are chiefly saved, parly- da- maged, especially the casks, a number of which are staved or otherwise injured among the rocks, the vessel being neatly a total wreck. It is reported, the James got embayed here, owingto the compasses being wrung, % matter vvh'ch ought to be strictly attended to. as an error in ® iat respect may be ofthetnost serious consistence. JResoIution, M'Gregor, at Plymouth the 26th ult. aU well, 39 days from Venice. ON the 17tli inst. Mr. JOHN FLEMING was admitted a Member of the Society of Advocates, and a Procurator before the Courts here. On Wednesday last, the weather, which for some weeks past bad been uncommonly mild and pleasant, be- i came very boisterous and stormy, with thick snow, during I that day and part of Thursday. The snow in conse- quence lay on the ground to a considerable depth, parti cularly in the country to the northward, by which . tile Mail from that quarier was some time later, in arriving here yesterday than usual. A quick thaw, however, then commenced and still continues, so that tl. e snow has now nearly disappeared. ' On the 2d curt, the Gentlemen of Badenoeh celebrated the Marquis of Iluntly's birth- day, by dining together at the Inn of Pitinain. James Macpherson, Esq. of Belle- ville iu the chair. We are sorry to remark, that the depredations of the House- breakers still continue, and to a most alarming extent. Wednesday morning, at an early hour, a Gentle- man's bouse in Virginia Street was broke in* o, in the most daring manner, and robbed of Silver Plate to a very considerable amount. The thieves got admittance by wrenching off the iron bais from a closet window, into which they entered, and pillaged the same of the. valuable property contained In if. They had deliberately struck a light, and lighted a candle which they found there, having left some of their match lights behind them. We are sorry to say they have hitherto escaped detection. dated in the admirable speech of EadG'REY, which our readers will peruse with particular interest and pleasure. Lord HOLLAND completely exposed, in most excellent style, the insincerity of tlie preten- sions to impartiality made by Ministers. " They go to the individuals," said Lord HOLLAND, " who are anxiously seeking for a pretext and ah apology for an aggression 011 Naples, and say to them, " We are highly displeased with the mode and circum- stances of . he Neapolitan Revolution. They refuse to receive any explanation of their understanding from Naples." But although they refuse that, still, in order to evince their impartiality thev run with breathless haste to the neighbouring States, most desirous to take offence, to tell them how highly they are offended, and that the Noble Lord( LLVER- POOL) called neutrality!" Sir JAMSSMACKINTOSH afterwards brought for- ward a motion on the same subject in the House of Commons, urging its importance and necessity, in a speech distinguished by such vigour of argument and brilliancy of eloquence, as to stand almost un- rivalled 011 any occasion. Several of the members, who spoke 011 this interesting question, gave grati- fying proof's of their return to the principle of true British policy, as regards foreign States. Among those who thus pointed out tbe true path ofjustice and honour, by which the best interest of Britain can be secured, wer„> Mr. VVILBEHFORCE, Mr. S. WORT- LEY, and Mr. WARD. All agreed in reprobating the conduct of Austria, as at varienee with all law and all liberty : anJ Mi. WlLWEitfouCK distinctly said, At the Sermon preached by the Rev. Dr. LEE, of St. Andrew's, on Sunday the 18th curt, in the West Church, in aid of the Female Society for Aged and Indigent Wo- men, there was collected at the Church doors, and by subsequent contributions sent to the Members, the sum of £ 6\ ISs. 641!. ' The Members of the Society embrace this opportunity of returning their most grateful thanks to Dr. I. ee, for the eminent, service which his benevolent exertions have ren- dered to the Institution. They, at the same time, feel deeply sensible of their renewed obligations to a generous Public, upon whom recent claims have been so success- fully urged. On this, as on former occasions, grateful acknowledgments are due to the Magistrates, the Minis- ters, and Kirk Session, for their ready compliance with the Society's request for the use of the West Church ; and also for the honour conferred on the Institution by the at- tendance of the Magistrates on that occasion. The uni- versal admiration with which Dr. Lee's sermon was re- ceived, bas induced the Society to request its publication ; assuring themselves that it will be productive of benefit to the Institution, and gratification to a discerning Public. Subscription Papers will be found at the Booksellers Shops ; at Mr. Even's, Castle Street ; Farquharson & Co's, Sr. Nicholas Street ; Hugh Gordon &. Co. Gallow- gate; and with the Ladies of the Society. FIARS OF ABERDEENSHTRE, CROP 1820. Strnck at Aberdeen, March 2, 1820. ARRIVED AT AREUDEEN. - Feb.- 25.— Glasgow Packet, Cfinpbcll. Glasgow, jrtfids. 24. Marquis of lluntly, Davidson, Leith, goods JVg> Sisters, Grey. D) sari, do ; Ann, Stephen, l'ete'rbead, do.— 26. Newcastle, Leslie, Newcastle, do.—- 27. Search, Gilbert, and Superior, Duncan, London, do 28 Bonny Lass, Crow, Newry, fiax ; John, Allan, Poole, Umbra. Six with coals. , SAILED. Feb. — Regent, Turner. London, goods; Ladjf Saltoun, Low, Fraserburgh, ditto.— 24. Expert, Leslie. London, do.— 25. Sophia Williamson, Thurso, do.— 27. Marquis of Huntly, Davidson, Leith, ditto. Two with coals, I with stones, and 3 in ballast. At LONDON.— Champion, Crane, 20th ; Triumph. Findlay, and Lord Huntly, Brown, 21st ult. Concord, Ilay, was loading at Havannab 2fith Dec. from Teucriffe, but was not to sail before the 13th Jan. TIDE TABLE CALCULATED FOR ABEHDEEN BAR. ( APPARENT TIME.) Morning Tide. 1 Evci} ing Tidf*. Mar. 3. Saturday, - - ; OIL 24M. I Oil. 44m. 4. Sunday, - - i 1 - 2 j 1 _ 21 0. Monday, - - 1 1— 39 ; 1 — 55 e. • Tuesday, - 2— 16 2 — 50 7 Wednesday, - 2 — 47 3 — 7 - . 8. Thursday, 3 — 27 . 5 — 9. Friday, - - 4 — 12 4 — 39 Oatmeal, Eight Stone, =£ 0 13 4 Farm or ' Market Bear. Aberdeenshire Mea- sure, without Fodder, ... .. ... 0 lo 4 Ditto, with Fodder, 0 19 0 Barley. Aberdeenshire Measure, without Fodder, ... ... ... ... 0 17 4 Ditto, with Fodder, ... ... ... 1 1 0 Oats, first quality, without Fodder, ... 0 15 9 Ditto, ditto, with Fodder. ... 0 19 9 Oats, second quality, without Fodder, 0 14 0 Ditto, ditto, with Fodder, ... 0 13 0 Matt, ( duty included) ... ',,. 2 5 0 Pease, Linlithgow Measure, ... ... 0 15 0 Wheat, without Fodder, ditto, 1 7 0 Ditto, with Fodder, ditto, ... ... 1 12 0 FI A RS OF B ANFFSHIRE, Crop 1820. Wheat, per boll, £ 1 8 0 Potatoe oats, with fodder, 0 19 0 Do. without do. 0 15 0 Best oats, w ith fodder, 0 18 6 Do. without do. ... 0 14 0 2d oats, with fodder, ,.. 0 17 3 Do. without do. 0 12 C Barley, 0 17 0 Bear or Bigg, with fodder,. 0 16 6 Do. without do. 0 13 6 Oatmeal, 8 stone per bofl, 0 13 a Pease and bean's, ... 0 14 a II ye,, none for sale. FORFARSHIRE FIARS. Wheat, 9 4 Barley 0 17 6 Potatoe Oats 0 1.5 7 Common Oats ... 0 15 6 Oatmeal ... ... 0 15 2 Chester Bear ... 0 15 y Beans and Grey Pease 9 15 7 MOON S AGE. ]) First Quarter, I Oth March,- at 81l. 59'. Even. TO CORRESPONDENTS. The Critique on HERO sud LKANHKB. is unavoidably postponed, but shall appear in our next. AMELIA will excuse us from aiding any controversy, under the circumstances stated, with regard to a eetrain charitable Institution, and tbe very respectable Conduc- tor all uded to ; whose valuable services are so well known and highly appreciated by the public, as to form her I rest defence against any attack, whether open or secret. The Letter of VINOEX has- been received.. POSTS CIL / LONDON, Fib 27. A Fraiikfort Paper of so late a date as the 19th inst. reached town yesterday, by express, with a Declaration of tlje Allied Sovereigns 011 the Affairs of Naples, which has been put forth at- Vienna. Tliis Declaration mani- fests the intentions already pretty well known of the three Powers. Tbe Austrian army Is to move upon Naples, if the speedy submsssion of the Neapolitans do not render that step unnecessary. In case the Neapolitans make such resistance •" as to bring about a formal war, ' the Em- peror of Russia will join his forces to th » e of Austria. We are forced, from want of room, lo defer to our next the insertion of the Austrian declaration. An Austrian tol. ititn, cen- isting of 8,000 men, enter- ed the city of Florence 011 the 12th of this month, ami proceeded on their march the following day. It was to be followed immediately by five or six other columns ot' equal force. Another Austrian army is advancing through the Marches - of Urbino and Ancona. It is saitl i: i letter from Turin of the 16th, that all the troops of the line had quitted Naples for the frontier—' hat part of them, acting 011 the offensive, had entered tile Pope's territories, and expected to reach Rome before ttie Austrians couitf arrive at that city. There is a rumour, the. Mr. Plunfcctt is to be appoint- ed to the sinecure office of Chancellor of the Duch v of Lancaster, as the means of fixing his residence in this country, and keeping bitn ready to be advanced to the high station of Lord Chancellor, 011 the event of Lord El, Ion's retirement Mom. Chron. It is reported that the real object of the return of the Duke Dec- zes to France, is to be resume his formcr. sia- tion at the head of the Ministry. Spatii-. li papers, have been receivetl to tbe 12th instant. The accounts from- Madrid represent that capital in a sta'c of perfect tranquillity. A vessel had arrived on the 10 h at Cadiz from Callao, with an account of the defeat ot" Lord Cochrane, io an attack upon Lima.
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