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The Aberdeen Chronicle

29/09/1821

Printer / Publisher: J. Booth, jun. 
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Date of Article: 29/09/1821
Printer / Publisher: J. Booth, jun. 
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NUMBER 782.] SA TURD A F; SEPTEMBER 29,., 1821. IS - 4 ^ WRR • ( y!* Printed for J. BOOTH, Jan. CmtomcLE STREET, ABRKDEBS ; where, and by NEWTON St Co. No. 5. Warwick Square, New Tate, Street; J. WHITE, 33, Fleet Street; E. HYTHWAY. No. 1,' Catherine Street, Strand, LOSDON • J. K. | JOHNSTON & Co. No. 1, Sacksille Street, DUBLIN ; and J. T. SMITH & Co. Hunter's Square, EDIMBURQII, Advertisements and Orders are taken in. Price of a single Paper, ( i| tl. 1 • £ 1 8s 6d. per Annum, delivered in Town and 10s. per AUNUM,. vhen sent by Post. - NEW CLOTHIERV AND SHOP. HABERDASHERY CH Alt LBS MACKIE, ( Lale with Mr. JA. KNOWLES, Adelphl> • EG1S leave most respectfully to inform his Friends mid the Public, that he has commenced bu- siness in that Shop, west end of Castle Street, next Mr. J. Ewen's, where he ha* received to hand an elegant assort- ment of CLOTHIE& Y and HABERDASHERY GOODS, fresh from the first Manufactories in the King- dom, consisting of— Broad and Narrow CLOTHS of all qualities and cr- lours- CASSIMERES- PELISSE CLOTHS— DUF- J'LES— BAIZES— FL ANN ELS— W AISTCOA T- 3 SGS- English and Scotch Bt A NKETS— COUN- ' f K HP A NES CORDUROYS » F USTIA NS- MOLE- SKINS— Figuredand PLAIN BOMBAZETTS— Black and Coloured BOMBAZEENS— PRINTS, in great variety— SATINS-— Silk, Casslmere, and Imita- tion SHAWLS— SILK HANDKERCHIEFS, in ? reat variety IMPROVED O V A L H A TS— GLOVES, RIBBONS, HOSIERY. & c. C. M. avoids ail ostentations display of Prices ; but begs to assure bis friends, that lie will dispose of his Goods iin the very lowest terms. * » * Orders fooi the Coyntr) punctually attended to. ABERDEEN AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY. THE Annual General Meeting of the ABER- DEEN AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY will he held in the NEW COURT HOUSE, in consequence of permission from the Commissioners on Thursday the II th of October, at 12 o'clock noqn, when the Friends of the Institution are respectfully invited to attend : and the Ladies may occupy such seats as are most agreeable to them. A Collection w ill be made at the Door, in aid of the Funds of the Society. 26 th September, 1821. S1 WANTED, By the Subscriber, at Martnmass fiiKt, TWO APPRENTICES fto the BAKING BUSINESS. Who has for Sale, Several SHARES in the'CAPITAL STOCK of the ABERDEEN and LONDON NEW SHIP- PING COMPANY. Six mouths credit w ill be given. JOHN MATTHEW. Queen Street, Sept. 28, 1821. GROUND TO BE LET, AND BUILDING AREAS TO BE FEUED. EVERAL ACRES of G R O U N D on RUTH RlES TON, within a mile of Aberdeen, ill be let in Possessions of two acres and upwards, so as to suit tenants. The Building Areas commence about half a mile be- yond Union Place, and extend on both sides of the great South Entry, to the Bridge of Dee. This line of road, for Villas, is not to he equalled for beauty in the vicinity of Aberdeen, being delightfully situated on the banks of the Dec. Abundant streams. {> f| watercen-, stantly run through the ground ; besidys, tlrere i § » MJ. ex- cellent pump well, and several good springs.. Ti^ fftsmen of all kinds are much wanted in the neigUbourhoQd,, and will tneet with particular encouragement, - Entry to the Possessions at Mai tin ma* next, and to the Building Areas immediately. Apply to Al. Duthieat Kosehill. or/ William Davidson, Advocate, No. 2, St. Nicholas Street. Iraic on JfcTonBag. SALE OF POTATOES. On Monday evening at 6 o'clock, there will be sold by public roup, upon KEPPLESTONE of Rubis- law, ABOUT TWO ACRES of excellent PO- TATOES. To be put up iu tots for the accommo- dation of purchasers. Credit will be given. JAMES ROSS, AUCTIONKER. Aberdeen, Sept. 20, 1821. GROUND TO LET. To he exposed to let, by public roup, within the Trinity Hall of Aberdeen, on Friday the 12tli day of October next, at 6 o'clock in the evening, THAT PIECE of GROUND at the GAL- LOWIIILLS, at present possessed by DAVID Tno*. Also, that PIECE of GROUND called the Penny Rig, possessed by Mr. CHRISTIU. Saddler, extending from King Street to the Park Road. Entry to David Thorn's Ground at Martinmas first ; and to the Penny Rig at Candlemas 1823. For particulars, apply to the Master ol the Trades II os pital. TO LET, AT VIEWFIELD AND SPRINGFIELD. IBEVERAL FIELDS, with suitable HOUSES IJ the Houses are in good repair, and the Fields have all been trenched, and in a high state of cultivation ; and entry may be had to them at Martinmas first. For particulars, apply to the Proprietor at Viewfield. FOR THE CAPE of GOOD HOPE, VAX DIE MAN'S LAND, <$• NEW SOUTH WALES. A vervsuperior EAST INDIA SHIP, belonging to London, 650 tons burthen will be in Leith by the 25th instant, and sail from thence on or about the 5th November. This Vessel is admirably adapted for Passengers, hav- ing the acquisition of a large poop, very lofty between decks, an uncommon fast shiler, and will be fitted up with separate State Rooms in the very best style; in fact, - he is the most superior vessel hitherto offered here, and Passengers will find her much more comfortable than those of a smaller class. Eor Freight or Passage, apply to WILLIAM ALLAN, Broker. I. eith, Sept. 10, 1821. KINCAR DINES III RE. PETER DAVIDSON, SENIOR, • HORSE HIRER, ABERDEEN, RETURNS his sincere Thanks to the Public, for the great encouragement he has received since he commenced business in the above line ; and for the Benefit of his numerous Customers, he has extended his Stock of neat POST CHAISES, GIGS, HEARSES, and some of the finest , SADDLE HORSES ever hacked ; and with confidence he can say, that none of the above- mentioned articles can be surpassed, all of the handsomest a-'; l newest fashions, with eareful and experi- enced Drivers, - which he will study to keep; and all upon the lowest terms. Wales' Street, Sept. 25, 1821. HAMBURG!* APPLES. > SELLING AT THE WEIGH HOUSE, AC A R Ci O of superior picked Eating and Baking A 1' PI. E^, ex MARY, from Hamburgh. Orders to Alexander Morrison attended to. Quay, Sept. 28, 182!. ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE. THOSE insured at this Office, whose Premi- ums became duo oil the 25th inst. are requested to order payment of the same within fifteen days from that date, otherwise all risk on their Policies will reuse. All BUILDINGS, GOODS, FARM STOCK, & c. continue to he insured at this Office on the usual terms. INSURANCES are also done ON LIVES at this Office, either for ONE OR SEVEN YEARS, or for the whole INSURANCE of the LIFE. Printed Proposals may he had, upon applying to ANDREW JOPP, Advocate in Aberdeen, the Com- pany's AGENT. £ ale cit SSte& na& aa, SALE OF PROVISIONS, At the Deo Whale Fishing Company's Boil yard, Footdee, on Wednesday first, the 3d October, A Quantity of BREAD, BEEF, PORK, MEAL, BARLEY, & c. The sale tb commence at 11 o'clock forenoon. Sales on HOUSE IN CASTLE STREET, FOR SALE. Upon Friday the 5th day of October next, at 6 o'clock in the evening, there will be sold bv public roup, THAT DWELLING HOUSE, on the north side of Castle Street of Aberdeen, belonging to Patrick Booth, Shoemaker in Aberdeen, presently pos- sessed by him and others. The House is iu a central sir tuation, substantially built, is always well let, and will be sold on such terms as to afford a gqod return for the mo- ney invested. The sale will be h^ ld within it. Patrick Booth will shew the property to intending pur- chasers ; and farther particulars may be had from James M'Hardy, Advocate. The S- natus Academicus cf Marischdl College have ! conferred the degree of Doctor of Medicine on ANDRSW WHITE, Lang Ashton, near Bristol. FOR MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA, The Fine Coppered Brig EXP ED I T I O N, Of 300 Tnns Burthen, GEORGE WATSON, MASTER, Will commence loading for the above Port 1st September, and will sail earty ill October. Goods, in quantity, will be forwarded to the adjacent Ports, betwixt Falmouth and Lucca, at the ShipSs- expefice, but Shipper's risk. The Expedition is intended as a Regular Trader to Montego Bay, and will be laid on there as a general ship for this port. For Freight or Passage, with elegant accommodation, Apply to DAVID MILNE. Aberdeen, Aug. 24, 1821. LEASE OF A CROFT FOR SALE There will be exposed to sale by public roup, within the House of Robert Falconer in Drumlilhie, on Monday the 15th day of October next, at 12 o'clock mid- day for a GRASSUM, ALEASE of that possession on COTBANK, in the parish of Glenbervie, with the pertinents, formerly occupied by the deceased John Kerr, and now hy Alex. Gerrard— which I. ease endures for IS years, fiom Sept. 1819, and thereafter during a life, to be named by the person in possession, any time before the < « xpiry of the 19 years. The Lease, and conditions of Sale, may be seen in the hands of P. Christian, Writer, Stonehaven, who has power to sell by private bargain. : Stonehaven, Sept. 26, 1821. 3?. j0,0000 Money for First Prize ! SOth of NEXT MONTH, ( October). fjp " jr> IT C< J"? respectfully reminds Ins best Friends. I . 1J 3 2 1 1) le Public, that the State Lottery commences NEXT MONTH, and that the very first Prize drown will receive £ 30,000 Money over andabove whatever other Prire- it will be entitled to. The Scheme contains Three Prizes of £ 30.000, and 6711 other Prises, nil Sterling Money, and not Two Blanks to a Prize. • There are neither Stock Prizes nor Classes, as every Ticket de- ' cides its ow n fate and no other. Tickets and Sharcsare selling at BISII's Offices, 4, Cornhill, ami 9, Charing- Cross, London, and by his Agents in the Country. B. WYLLIE, Boolcsellcr, Union Street, Aberdeen. If. DAVIDSON, Postmaster, ... Ayr. C. ARMSTRONG, Mercht. High Street, Dumfries. J. CHALMERS, Bookseller, ... Dundee. A. SIVEWRIGHT, 102, South Bridge, Edinburgh. BAXTER & CO. North Bridge, ... Edinburgh. T. OGILVIE, Bookseller Glasgow. " W. ETTLES & CO. Booksellers, Inverness. C. S1DEY & SON. Post- Office, ... Perth. O. WILL, Post Office, Peterhead. J. BRYCE. Bookseller Stirling. " Whenever =£ 30,000 Prizes have formed part of the Scheme, BISH's Offices have been (\ f posstide) more Juckv than usual, as he has sold more than one- half of all the Thirty Thousands that have ever been !!! And in ( he very last Lottery he sold One £ 21,000. One £ 20,000. One £ 16\ C00, anil Sixteen smaller Capitals, parts of . pbfcb were sold by some of the above Agents. INSANITY INSISTED, AND ATTENDANCE PERSISTED I A MUSICAL FARCE A Doctor of Music had hired a servant As yet of the JET'S glossy hue unobservant;— But viewing its brilliant unequall'd resplendance One day on his Master when first in attendance. The Boo^ s while he ga2' d on, his image in each, Absorb'd in surprise were tile powers of speech ;— No other direction his eyes could pursue. The shades in the JET while- tliey shone on his view.- II is Master scanned aright each anxious thought, And music now increas'd amuzement wrought. Air, Macbeth. 41 When shall we three meet again,— " In thunder, lightning, or in ruin Waiting reply, he ceas'd the dulcet lay. And thus the Jetty visions seem'd to say ;— Air, Macbeth. " When the hurfy burly's done— When the battle's lost and • toon/" ' ' Here finish'd the Musical Farce," for the lad Now sped his wild way to a friend of his Master ; " 0, I. ori!- at our house what a shocking disaster 1 " The DOCTOR is certainly stark staring mad .' " Now fiddling and singing, and devils inviting 11 To MEET HIM AGAIN— and they talk too o/' ricmtKO !' Sympathizing this friend with the Doctor's condition. Accompanied now by a noted Physician, They enter'd the Room where the Doctor was pacing, And sans ccremonie. or motive prefacing. They seiz'd on the Doctor, and forcibly bled him, They blister* d his head, anil on gruel they fed ti'uaf And still as each loins or pill he resisted. With bolus and pill the Physician persisted ; Three days the wild patient with med'eine attacking The cause then explain'd, Persecution desisted, Iteliev'd by the visions in WARREN'S JET BLACKING. This Easy Shining and Brilliant BLACKING, pre pared by. aAAMXf? 50, STRAND, London-; SOLD IN ABERDEEN BY W. Leith, King Street- Smith. . Union Street Davidson, Broad Street Robertson & Reid, Quay Reid, Castle Street Symon, Union Street Duncan, Cattle Street Mollison, Round Table Downie, Broatl Street Bremner & Co. Union St. Smith, sen. Castle Street Brantingham, Gallowgate Cruickshank, Broad Street Fraser. Union Street Milne, Broad Street Innes,' do. do. Garden, Castle Street Dyce, Broad Street Sutherland, King Street. Anderson, Castle Street Bisset, Broad Street Esson, Gallowgate Bently, Sr. Nicholas Street Affleck, Union Street Markie, Quay Hay. King Street Troup, Castle Street Singer, Broad Street. And sold in every Town in the Kingdom. I. I QUID, in Bottles Cd. lOd. led. and 18d. each AJsoPASIE BLACKING, in PotsSd. JSd. and 18d each. A Shilling Tot of Paste is equal to Four'Shilling Bottles of Liquid. SALE OF SHIPPING, & c. UPSET PRICES REDUCED. Upon Friday, the 5th day of October next, betwixt the hours of 6 and 7 o'clock afternoon, there will be expos- ed to sale by public roup, within the Lemon Tree Ta- vern, here, HMTE following SHARES of SHIPPING, lie- A longing to the Sequestrated Estate of ANTHONY WILSON. Merchant in Aberdeen, viz : 1 - 12th of the Brig WILI. IAMINA, at £ 100 5- 48ths of the Brig BARB A It A. ... 80 1- Sth of the Brig DUNCAN FORBES, 90 1 - 21th of the Brig MORNINGFIELD, 40 1- 9G of the Brig LOUISA, 15 At same time, there will be exposed to Sale the Right to a Debt due by Messrs. EDWARD MORTIJIERE and Co, of Pictou, in consequence of a consignment made by the Bankrupt to them'of Goods, to the value of about =£ 150 sterling. Ujiset Price £ 50; of whk'- twelve months cre- dit will be allowed. The Articles of Roup, and Conditions of Sale, will be shewn by Alex. Webster, Advocate in Aberdeen, Trustee on the Estate. SALE OF SHIPPING. Upon Friday the 5th day of October next, betwfxt the hours of 6 and 7 o'clock afternoon, there will be expos- ed to sale by public roup, within the Lemon Tree Tavern, Aberdeen, ' IMIE following SHARES of JL SHIPPING, which belonged to the late 1' ETER RITCHIE, Merchant, Aber- deen, at the upset Prices undernoted : One- half of the Brig HIBERNIA, £ 350 3- 16ths of the Brig HOPE, - 140 l- 16th of the Brig LOUISA, - 80 The articles of roup and conditions of sale will be shown by Alex. Webster, Advocate, Aberdeen. Monday of Sept. 1810, Ist Monday of Sept. 1811, Sept. 1812,' Sept. 1813, Sept. 1814, Sept. 1815, " Sept. 1816, Sept. 1817, Sept. rtl8, Sept. 1819, Sept. 1820,- Sopt. 1821. - 7 - IC 11 . it 27 15 26 24 23 30 .3.9 47 ;• Jiii 41 r. i 41 % l. 87 102 100 117 119 140 per day. AHERDEENSHIRE BRIDEWELL. The Bridewell Accounts for the year ending the 1st Monday of September, 1821. exhibit an average number of prisoners for the year of 42 .; their total cost for food L. 288 10s. 4d. or 2s. 7Id. a- head weekly ; their earn- ings for same period L. 248 18s. 9d. or 2s. 3jd. a- head weekly— in weaving, winding warps, and wefts ; pick- ing oakum ; preparing hair and wool for upholsterers • and mating sundry articles for domestic use. Most of the prisoners' clothing is now manufactured in the house by the prisoners. The earnings for the above period have been less productive than formerly, owing principally to the low fate of wages, and the difficulty of procuring em- ployment for the prisoners. The average number of pri- soners for the year ending lhe Is; Monday of September, 1820, was 47— their earnings amounted to L359 3s. 10| d. or 2s. lid. a- head per week. The subjoined state will shew the number of prisoners committed annually since the opening of the institution, ild October, 1809 From the Fiom the Average Town. County,- Total, number From 2d Oct. 1309, to 1 st 40 36 31 46 27 44 72 76 ' 76' - 94 89 101 The re- commitinents are. as 1 to 5 ; but taken for the year now elapsed, they arc uearly as 1 to 3. The Porteous Roll for Inverness- shire for the ensuing Circuit Court, which opens here on the 26tli inst. con-' tains only one indictment, and that against Archibald Macdohald, . for _ sheep- stealing, who has escaped from justice, but there will, notwithstanding, be considerEble business before the Court. ' There are nine trials to come on ft om the neighbouring counties, viz One for murder, and one for rioting and mobbing, from Caithness ; one for child- murder and concealment of pregnancy, from Moray ; two for child- murder, one for incest, and one for wilful fire- raising, from Ross; and two for deforce- ment of the officers of the law, from Sutherland. There is also an appeal case from the Sheriff Court of 1 nver- ness.— Inverness Paper. In consequence of the present depression of the markets. Lord Macdonald has allowed a deduction of £ 20 percent, on the rents of his estates in Skye, with an understanding that this liberal allowance will be contiuued until the times improve. The claim of John Lindsay Craufurd. Esq. to the title of Earl of Crayfurd and Lindsay, and the estates thereto belonging, is in the train of being made good in the en- suing session of Parliament. 9 12 9 11 11 21 34 34 39 37 47 43 Domestic Articlesy fyc. Jormerly omitted. The following Address of the Magistrates arid Council of this City,' to the King, on his Majesty's Coronaiion, was presented at Dublin Castle by Lord Sidmouth, and was received in tin- most gracious manner: " MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN, " We, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the City of Aberdeen, humbly beg leave to approach your Majesty's Throne with our most sincere congratulations on the happy issue of the Great Constitutional Solemnity, by which your Majesty has been formally invested with the Crown and Sceptre of these Realms. " We regard with the. most lively gratitude the Sicred Pledge, which, in the ceremonial of your Coronation, your Majesty has given, that you will continue to rule us according to the revered Laws and Usages of our beloved Country. And that you will preserve inviolated to us, and to our children, our invaluable Constitution, in Church and State, and all the Liberties and Privileges which have rendered us as a powerful and enlightened Nation, the envy of the World. " Yielding to none within the British Empire in ar- dent attachment to your Majesty's Sacred Person and Family, in faithful allegiance to your Crown, and in zeal for the support of your Goverriment. We have much sa- tisfaction, on this joyful occasion, in assuring your Ma- jesty, that the same loyal sentiments pervade the great body of our citizens : And that we anticipate, with glad- have been much greater. For these charitable Funds arc improperly charged with salaries and payments to tho common Hangman and others, with which they are no ways concerned" whatever; and with eqtiil propriety, the new ShomliasUr might charge tin. repairs on mournings' of Trinity Church on the Harbour Funds. The Magistrates say there ari no other Funds in their hands, and that Municipal Charges must be paid. Tin's may be all very true, but what fi . ve the Charitable Funds to do with Municipal Charges? Ifone mart cannot pay- a debt to another, does that warrant him in robbing a third, to enable him to do so? Certainly not. The Funds are vested iu the Office- bearers for special purposes, from which purposes it is altogether illegal and unjust to di- vert them. ' And if these Funds were" properly martaged and not misapplied, there would be a great additional sur- plus to be impartially divided among the poor Annui- tants. a list of whom, by the bye; ought to have been published along with the Accounts, to shevtf the gross partiality which prevails in the distribution of the Pension. I do not accuse the Magistrates'of pocketing any offho public money, but I hope the Committee appointed will notice and inquire into some of the above cireuinstam in their Report, otherwise they will not do their duty to the I'ublie. I am, yours, & o. Z. To the EDITOR of the ABERDEEN CHRONICLE. SIR, AN Irishman, who had long been absent, on his re- turn to London, when he beheld the enormous mass of buildings which had extended westward, exclaimed " Sure, London is gone out of town !" The very same may be said of Aberdeen. That has been accomplished without confusion in a city, where there are much more than a million of souls— but in this comparatively small city, by making confusion worse confused. For no sooner is a street, a lane, a court, or an alley commenced there, than the intended name is generally painted or en- graved on the first erected house, particularly, if it should be a corner one, and as soon as the others are built, they are numbered, which is continued ever after at the public erpence, and a flue is levied on those who dare either alter or efface these numbers. I will leave you to judge how much trouble and unsuccessful inquiry this prevents, as well as the unpleasant circumstances the want of such a mode would lead to ; seeing the great benefit of it, why are we Aberdonians so very remiss in this matter ? Why act the very contrary ? Since a period of about twenty years, there have been many respectable openings for streets made here, a considerable part of which have been built, but without being . publicly named; other openings have been made and called " streets," which scarcely deserved the name of lanes or bye paths, and which bid fair " never to be finished on this side of time." People possessing a small strip of land, frequently open one of the latter, build a single bouse on one side, and very pompously denominate it such a street, when perhaps neither the. name nor property, or even proprietor, i: known beyond the precincts of his own family and con- i r. exions. Surely then, when we express our ignorance of I these new streets. & c. the proprietors need not he angry | under such circumstances, as few, ifany, possess now the - gift of . prophecy. ; I know not w hether it will not be as necessary soon, to give us a mathematical description of what are to be termed streets lanes, alleys, courts, & c. as it has been found to give'us equal weights and measures. Surely mlrrow passages, where there are not room to whip a cat. and where the approach to them is by gateways made through private houses, must be truly ridiculous to- call them streets; when nests of streets, & c. were thrown down to make grand entrances to our city, great nuis- ances were removed or destroyed; but to let the good folks know that the whole place was not destroyed, the names were seen very conspicuous on the corners of the ; remaining streets. From their present appearances, i we End paint will not last tor ever; and therefore. I would ; most humbly recommend the example of Baltic Street," i by having the names of both the old and new streets, , substantially engraved on each corner. This, and the ' houses being regularly numbered, would enable us to ! find a, ny other person's home with as much ease as we J can find our own. Then, what blessings! carriers, post- j men, porters, & c. to save shoe- leather, would not !> e ob- liged to carry a load of iron at their heels, when making many of them would think too heavy for a galley slave. So farewell— re- member V dispatch is the soul of business." Yours, & C. SINEAD. Aberdeen, Sept. 21, 1821. ness, a long period of national prosperity, under a Kin who, experience has taught us to know, is disposed and | an often fruitless search, wbicl able alike to repel foreign aggression, and to promote domestic bliss. " That God may" long preserve your Majesty, in the soundest health, to realize our hopes, that you may ever reign in the hearts of a loyal and happy people, and that your Crown may descend in your Illustrious House to our latest posterity, are the most earnest wishes of, " May it please your Majesty, " Signed in name and by appoimment, Ac. of the said Magistrates and City Council, in Council assembled, and the City Seal hereto aflixed, at Aberdeen, the seventh day of August, 1821 years, by " GAVIN HADDEN, PROVOST." SACRAMENTAL COLLECTIONS. East Church . . £ 39 19 10$ West Church - . - 24 3 ll| College Church • - 18 2 6 Footdee Church - - 6 10 6 . After defraying the expellees of Communion Elements, there was paid in to the Session— From Belmont Street Chapel £ 14 7 8 From Trinity Chapel " • » 10 0 5 Beddes the above, the sum of L. 40 was also collected in the East Church, on the Monday evening after the Communion, for the benefit ef the Sabbath Evening Schools, SUBSTANCE OF - < J THE SPEECH , Of JOHN CAM HOB HOUSE, ESQ. In the. HOUSE of COMMONS, April 17, 1821, ON MR. LAMBTQN S MOTION IfQR " A Committee cf the ichole House to consider tic present State if the Representation." To the EDITOR of the ABERDEEN CHRONICLE. QUERV.— Is not the reading of these accounts in fact a mere farce ? CitASIflERLAlN.- SLR, It is generally considered to be so. £ vide: iice. House of Commons. THE Annual Farce of reading the Accounts of a part of the Town's Office- bearers, as usual, took place here on Tuesday last, much to the edification of 19 persons as- sembled to hear them— and, as - usual, every thing was going on in the most prosperous and llourising manner : nay, not only so, but the Town has 1600). to lend ! What 1 the Town of Aberdeen lending £ 1600 ! This is really a novelty— and 1 should not be surprised at the Treasurer paying 30s. a Pound to his supposed deluded Creditors. But where were the Treasurer's Accounts ? Were tiiey read ? I suppose not. In order that the Public may not be deceived, by the high coloured statement in last Journal, I think it proper to mention, that almost all the saving arises oil the Giiilurv and Mortification Fluids, and. it ought to I T mnst say, I think the H6n. Mover has been very reasonable in bis demands. He is more than borne oo" by ancient usage, when he asks for triennial parliaments. If ancient practice can give a right he might undoubted- ly have asked for annual parliaments. Although this i- T notorious, it may be repeated on this occasion. Our anci- ent parliaments assembled usually at the three great feasts. They then met twice a year. And Andrew Horne, edit- ing that very ancient book, The Mirror of Justices, iu the reign of Edward I. or Edward If. calls the omission in that respect " an abuse of the lino, and a main one too." Then came ihe enactment of the 4th and 36th of Edward III. securing annual parliaments, and the posi- tive right to annual parliaments was claimed in the famous remonstrance of the Commons in the lorli year of Richard II. T am aware tliat there has been at all times a dispute, whether annual parliaments meant annual new parliaments; but Mr. Prynne in his Brief Register, Part I, p. 334. seems to prove, that parliaments were newly chosen every time they were held, a fact'deducible from the list of speakers, the county histories, and the names of the members of the Commons' House, • notwith- standing the celebrated Whitelocke thought otherwise.— There were adjournments and prorogations, but I believe that the first parliament that lasted longer than a year was the 23d of Henry VI. The civil wars of the Roses en- tirely destroyed the old English constitution, and tliq parliaments of Henry VIII. were quite deranged from tile ancient model. ... I scarcely know to what to attribute the strange mis- take made by Sir William Blackstoneon this subject, un- less, perhaps, it may be ascribed to some bardy asser- tions made by the supporters of the septennial lull; for tnere is no point more clearly proved trorii records, than the frequent recurrence of new parliaments in the early periods of our history. I repeat, we had no parliaments longer than a year before Henry VI., Henry VIII. kept his parliaments together beyond the constitutional period, and for the best of reasons— he was afraid to trust, his people with choosing their deputies immediately sub- sequent to bis violent acts, and having once got a House of Commons to his mind, resolved to keep iLas long as f r could. This shews the elective body were not under tl e control of the crowu ; for, had it been so. an annual parliament would have served the turn of this tyrant as well as a longer parliament. . In the days of the Stuarts, the patriots were not so solicitous about new parliaments as they were about having a House of Commons in session. The fear was, that die- king would contrive to govern and tax without parlia- ments. This will account for the provisions of the bill the i6th of Chairles J. which turns'. upon frequent parlia- ments being holden. The same consideration applies to the triennial bill of the ) 6th of Charles II. which com- mands a parliament to be called at the least within threa years. I must be permitted to repeat the remark before applied to the reign of Henry VIII. namely, that the anxiety only for frequent parliaments, shews, that in those days the people thought themselves secure if they had a parliament sitting, a certain proof, that a majbrity of the elective body was not then as now, the mere tool of the minister— an oligarchy separate from and indepen- dent of the people at large About the period of the Revolution, however, the. friends of freedom had begun to discover that frequent. NEW parliaments were essential to the interests of the country. The Duke of Monmouth, who may be siip. posed to have known what was popular, in his declaration promised to give the people " parliaments annually chosen, and held, not prorogued, dissolved, or discon- tinued." The triennial bill of King William III. pro,- vjded Frequent new parliaments; but efren this did nbt satisfy the best and wisest lovers of their country ; for we haVjO it decisively asserted, that at the Revolution assur- ances n; ere given which led the. nation to think that the ancient course , fannually chosen parliaments won hi have been restored. My Lord UoUngbnike in the I9ih letter of Ills Dissertation on Parties, quotes this as a well kf. own fact, and cites a pamphlet of Mr. Hampden, written in 1692. We know the difficulty with which King William was brought to consent even to the triennial hill. We know that at last he yielded only to the intercessions of Sir William Temple, and to the reasoning of Swift, of the last- mentioned great man no one can mistake the opinions on this subject. He has left thcin on record.— It is in a letter to Pope that he writes thus of parlia- ments : " I adored the wisdom of that Gothic institution Which made them annual. I was confident our liberty could never be placed upon a firm foundation till that ancient law was restored among us." The same fact n. ay be collected, from another distin- guished person who wrote and - suff red fo^ the cause of freedom, and who was able to make the glorious boast that he had laid the bridge, over which • the Prince of Orange came to England. I mean Samue Johnson, who wrote the famous address to the army on Hounslow Heath, for which address he wassemeiced to be whipped from Tyburn to Newgate by the Judges . f King James, and afterwards pensioned - by- King William, tit the re- quest of his parliament. We have a right to listen to and to believe such a man. His " Parliaments at a certainty," shows what he and his brother patriots IhuUxht of the right to annual elections. It is certain that the patriots and statesmen of thtAa days perfectly well understood the true value of frequent slections. The supporters of prerogative did not hesitate to declare for long parliaments as useful to foyal power. Mr. Lvddal, who moved the Septennial Act in the Com. moil., openly confessed, that " it would restore the pre rogative to that part of its power which had been cramped by the Triennial Act." Orr the other hand, some of the greatest authorities of the day declared as openly not for triennial, but annuzl parliaments. Lord Ravmond said that we had « fiever departed from annual parliament* without detriment to the constitution. Mr. Hutches took the same line of argument; and not only on that oc- casion, bit f » l Biauy- years afuawards the Kmritaee to imniiai parliaments was the favorite project of the Refor- mers. Sir. Bromley moved to shorten the duration of parliaments in 1734." Mr. Carew moved for annual par- liaments in 1745; and here I would beg to C| ill tbe at- tention of Hon. Gentlemen Who are so terrified at the very sound of. annual parliaments — to the time chosen for Mr Carew's motion^-— to the persons opposing it, and to the numbers who Voted for it. There was then a pre- tender to the tbione— almost in artns, and menacing an immediate descent. The two great parties of the state bad jtt't been reconciled, and the friends of W. ilpole and I'nitoney composed a formidable phalanx on the treasury bench , vet in the face of the danger, and the inoppor- iunitvV the lime— in spite of tbe coalition of the most powerful statesmen of the day. Mr. Carew proposed bis restoration of annual parliaments, calling it " a - test of patrioti tn ;" and lost his motion not by tbe overwhelm- ing numbers, which will, I fear, defeat my Hon. Friend's motion to- night: No— Honourable Gentlemen will he surprised to hear, that in 1 745. in this House— against party— against prejudice. 1 13 Members voted for annual parliaments, and were beaten only by ' 32 voices. Sir I. Glynn moved for shorter parliaments in I 757 and 1758 Mr." Alderman Saw bridge made a similar motion on several occasions; and in 1772, be had eighty- two supporters, although he had explicity declared for annual parliaments. The blind fear of annual parliaments is quite new. I need scarcely say, that the Duke of Rich- mond declared for them. ' Many who now bear me, well know that the great body of the aristocracy and Whig faithful representatives in this respect at least; and those who ignorantly declaim against the servility of ancient parliaments, should recollect that Henry VIII. with all his mad tyranny, was unable to threaten his parliaments into taxation. It was not until the 27i'n of his reign that he prevailed upon them to pass the Statute of UsF. s, by which he recovered what was realty belonging to the Crown. Queen Mary could not persuade her parliament to restore the conventual property, then in tile bauds of laymen. In fact, the Kings of England thought the borough and city representation a great protection and a great re- source. because it was a bona fide representation of large bodies of their subjects. That the boroughs fell into de- cay or into private hands, is true enough, but that such w as their original condition seems to me .'. tt>> ur71,' when we recollect tbe purpose for which they were first enfranchis- ed. I do not mean to say but that in a Very few instances the case- might have been otherwise - fur instance. Salt- ash is said to have been enfranchised by a private indivi- dual. . lames the First shews what he thought of the mat- ter, iu his famous recommendation to the Sheriffs not to return members for decayed places. He thought his par- liament ought to be a place *• where all the whole body of the realm, and every particular member thereof, either in person or by representation, upon their own free elections. gentry in 1793 solemnly recommended, that parliaments niioht be " triennal, biennal, or annual, as they had been in former " times." I hope, that what I have said, has made out my posi- tion, that the. Hon. Mover is completely justified, as far as precedent and authority gn, in laying claim to triennial parliaments, I am aware that the question of tbe exten- sion of the suffrage is more difficult. I think, however, that enough has been said even on this point, to show that the Hous « s as it now stands, is entitled to no veneration < 11 the score of antiquity. I thi nk enough has been said, to show that the elective body must have been very diffe- rent- from what it now is, when all the Reformers whom I have alluded to thought a frequent recurrence to that elec- tive body was. together with place bills, a sufficient se- curity for the independence of parliaments. I amaware, that the expedient of altering the frame of parlia ent was tried bv Cromwell, who though be fixed the elective franchise at so high a standard, secured such a fair body of elector.-,, that he found h is House of Com- mons too faithful a representative ofthe people for bis pur- poses. t am aware, that Lord Shaftsbury prepared a fclieme which was addressed afterwards to the convention parliament; and which went the length of housekeeper suffrage, and secret suffrage, and prepared, to use his own ; words, " fa raze the old building." j There wasa pamphlet written, in 1702. which exposed ; tbe inequality of representation allotted to the metropolis ; j and proposed, that London and Westminster might send i eighteen members to parliament. Bui generally speaking the earlier Reformers contented themselves with the fre- quent r ecurrence of elections as the best cure for corrup- tion. The Hon. Mover, however, is perfectly justified in de. mandihg'tbe elective franchise for tbe great body of the people, or for such a portion of that body as shall be a fair representative of the whole— for without presuming exactlv to define who were the voters in very ancient days, " there can be little boldness in asserting, that by the spirit of the old English constitution, the commonality " were the basis of one branch ofthe legislature. What was the early coronation oatb twice taken by Richard TI ? that the sovereign would maintain the laws *' quas pulgus vleaerit," a phrase, which, in spite of all the disputes about tenses which occurred in the reign of Charles I. must still show, that the Commons had the great share in making the laws. ' I'lre best writers, both ancient and modern, point to the same conclusion. Bracton. who lived in the reign of Henry III. in the 1st. chapter of his 1st. book, on the laws of England, has these words: " that which is justly defined and approved by tbe counsel and consent of the Lords, and the common agreement of the common- wealth, under the authority of the king or prince, hath lire force of law." Fortescue, in his 9th chapter, on the laws of England, says. " the statutes nre not made at the mill of the prince, but by the consent if the whole realm. St. German, a writer of Henry the Eighth's time, tells, that the " statutes are made by the king and his predeces- are. by the laws of this realm, deemed to be personally present." The parliaments also held a similar doctrine. By Glan- ville's Reports of Election Cases, inthe2lst and 22d of James I. we find a committee on the Cirencester case, re- solving, that " there being no certain custom or prescrip- tion who should be electors and who not, we must have recourse to common right, which to this purpose was held to be, that more than the freeholders only ought to have voices in theelection. namely, all men inhabitant house- holders, rcsiant within the borough." In the Pontefract case it was desermined by a committee ofthe same House of Commons, 14 that of common right all the inhabitant householders and residents within the borough, ought to have a voice in the election, and not the freeholders there only, . as was pretended." So we see what the notion of the common right of Etl- lishmen was in the reign of James I I may remark that there is a word in the Pontefract case which looks some- thing like a recognition of the right of universal suffrage at any rate, the Member for Durham is perfectly upheld by precedent in asking for an extension of the suffrage to ali taxed householders. The Hon. Member who preceded me has dwelt upon the fact of a Reform of Parliament not having formed part of the changes at the Revolution Thisisa very com- mon objection. I think I have shewn that a change as to the duration of Parliaments was thought of at the Revo- lution, and that even certain schemes for altering tbe frame of this House were laid before the public. I forgot to mention that Henry Lord'Clarendon told Mr. Pollex- fen, the great lawyer, when King James II. ran away, that King William hail nothing to do but to call a Parlia- ment on Cromwell's model and declare himself king Surely, however, Hon Members cannot forget that the 16th, 19th. and 20th articles of the Prince of Orange's Declaration, all have reference to a free Parliament.— They do not forget that the eighth article of the Bill of Rights d claresthat elections shall be free. They do not forget that the Parliament which elected King William was a popular Parliament, upon quite a new model, in which fifty Common Couricilmen, iu fact fifty representa- tives, sat for the metropolis. It is indeed but too true, that the great men ofthe Re- volution contented themselves with mere declarations in- stead of enactments. It is too true that, as Blackstone says the providing against arbit- ary power, not by prero- gative but influence, w as most unaccountably overlooked at tbe Revolution. This made Samuel Johnson say, that he wished all tbe Bill of Rights had been reduced to one line—" The right to have a parliament every kalends of May" This made Mr. Hampden, in 1692, say, that it wasa jest to talk of a settlement until the time and manner of catling parliaments were determined. This made Lord Ilolingbroke afterwards declare, that " by the neglect of securing the frequency, integrity, and independencyof Parliaments, the essentials of British li- berty were almost wholly overlooked at the Revolution, so that the nation soon discovered, that without the necessary provisions in favour of free Parliaments, the foundations were laid of establishing universal corruption." sors, the lords spiritual and temporal, and the commonalty of the whole realm." The learned Sir Thomas Smith, writing in the early part of Elizabeth's reign on the common wealth of England, ( for our government was then called a commonwealth,) in liis 2nd book, 2nd chapter, has these remarkable words. " The parliament of England represented], and hath the power of the whole realm, both the body and the head.— For every Englishman is intended to there be present either in person or by procuration and attorney ; of what pre- eminence, state, dignity, or quality soever he be, from the prince to the least person of England." The great names of Coke. Hardwicke, and Camden, mav be enlisted on the same side. The principle acknow- ledged by almost every great writer. Dr. Robertson says, " It is fundamental in the feudal constitution, that no man can be taxed or governed except by his own consent." To the same end Blackstone declares, " that in a free state, cverv man who is a free agent, ought to be supposed in some measure his own governor ; and therefore, a branch at. least of the legislature should reside in the whole body of the people. It is quite idle to quote the Revolution of 1688 as an example from which nothing is to pursuade us to depart. Though much was done, much was left undone. This was soon discovered by the greatest statesmen of subse- quent times— although, as 1 before stated, the usual pal- liative, which they proposed to apply to the corruption of Parliament, was " frequent elections and place bills," be- cause, probably, neither was the elective body ever so tho- roughly corrupt, nor the power ofthe corrupter so great as to make an alteration of the frame of parliament visibly indispensable. This alteration had, I say. before been a matter of pri- vate speculation ; but the first practical statesman who seems to have been inclined to reform the mode of election in latter times was Lord Chatham. From tbe first proposition of that great man to infuse anew spirit into the constitution, it has been thought no crime to pro- ject a mode of remodelling the frame and constitution of this House, It has been the darling scheme even of mi- nisters. Mr. Fox was miuister when be supported Re- form in 1782. The Duke of Richmond carried with him his Annual Parliaments and Universal Suffrage into the cabinet. Lord Shelburne, so we are told by Dr. Wat- son, made Parliamentary Reform a part of the condition of his accepting office. Of Mr. Pitt's three propositions in 1782, 1783, and 17S5, one was lost only by 20 votes, and the last was supported by I 74 votes. Mr. Pitt is now called a moderate Reformer ; but, as I before said, his principle was the same as that of all Reformers, He said, iu 1782, that lie wished to cure a radical error. Ilis last scheme was a sweeping disfran- chisement of thiity- six boroughs, and the transfer of their members to copyholders in counties. Had be been true to his promises and his principles, how great would have been his fame— how great the benefit to his countrv ! Then, instead of living to become a splendid exemplification of his own saying, that in the present system no honest man can be a minister, then would his talents have added lustre to his own name, rather than have hung like a garland on the bier of the liberties of England,. Then should we have beheld the monuments of his genius and virtue in the glory, the happiness, tbe freedom of his country ; instead of finding his memory embalmed only in a ballad, and the great name of Pitt good for nothing but tbe chorus of a club. I scarcely need do more than allude to the great men who, in our times, have advocated this cause upon the broadest principle. The friends ofthe people declared the right of voting to be common and personal; and Mr Fox. who did not be- gin as a Radical Reformer, certainly ended as one. Were I not too prudent to attempt to draw the bow of Ulysses, I might follow the example of the Right Hon. Gentleman, who the other day ariayed the great men of past times, who have struggled for the enfranchisement of their Catholic fellow- countrymen. Sir, you know Sir William Jones, in bis speech to the three counties, declares " the spirit of our constitution requires a repre- sentation nearly equal and nearly universal." The lion. Mover has told us what the statutes say to the same purport. He has quoted tbe preamble to tbe parliamentary writ issued in the 23d year of Edward I. which says " what concerns nil, should be approved by all" He might have added, that this writ was directed to the pi- elates and clergy, telling them to meet at Westminster, to consult with the Lords and other inhabitants of the rchhit' upon tbe common danger. The great charters of John and Henry III. the 25tli bf Ed. I. chap. 1, 5. 6 ; the 34th of Ed. 1. stat. 4, chap. ], 4 ; the 14th Ed. III. stat. 2: all these statutes show, tba; ri'dit of taxation was founded upon the common consent of the nation. The Hon. Mover lias recited the answer of the Commons in the IOtll of Richard II. What can be more decisive ? " The Commons would keep their bid customs, which will that the knights be ap- pointed by tf: e Commons." The rolls of the first of Henry IV. inform us, that the 18th charge against Richard II. - was his packing of parliaments, " whereas, his people tught to be free to choose and depute knights." " His people" must have meant the people at large, not the great men — against whom the statute of Westminster tbe ] St was made: a statute on which Lord Coke's comment in his fourth Inst. ii. speaks volumes. He says, " of old this was the answer of the Commons when any new de- vice is moved on the king's behalf, that they dare not anree without conference with their counties." "[ am not ignorant of ilie debated question respecting the real " liber homo" of early times; but after the best attention I can give to the subject, I think I may assert with Mr. Flood in 1790, that " in ancient times the liberi tenentes, including in effect the whole property of the country, mi extending lo the mass if the people, were the. electors." What else can be deduced from the statute t Henry IV. c. 15, quoted by the Member for Durham, which defines voters to. be " all they that be there presentr [ at the eonntv court] as well suitors duly summoned jor the same caiise. as others ?" What else can be deduced from the other statute quot- ed bv the Hon. Mover, the 8th of Henry VI. ( an. 1429), vliicli confined the franchise to forty- shilling freeholders? an act called by Sir W. Jones " basely autocratical and highly unconstitutional." These acts allude, I know, to county representation, and I also know that the question relative to the boroughs, towns, and cities, is somewhat more involved and liable to dispute. The boroughs and cities were enfranchised, I believe, by onr kings, first, in order to form an equi- poise to the influence which the great lords might illegally exercise in county elections; and. secondly, that the so- vereigns might actually know the wishes of the great com m unities. a: id be enabled to raise taxes from them by their own consent: and there' seems reason io believe that every free man, who was not entitled to a vote by his residence being neither inaci'v nor in a borough, might vote in the county court; until the Disfranchising Act, thv 8tU Henry VI. For ages the representatives were that the Reformers may boast of names not less illustrious — nay, they may boast of many of the same name as adorn the pages which record the efforts made for religious liberty. We also may shew our Pitt, and our Fox. and our Grattan, and even our Burke, such as he was in his earlier and better days. A Swift and a Bolingbroke be- long to us— the great Chatham is all our own— a Saville and a Jones, he who was hailed the most enlightened of the sons of men, he fights with us ; and whatever mav be the event of this day's contest, we may perhaps do v eil to Ibllovv the example of the Romans at Regiilum, who animated their countrymen to the fight by pointing where the shades of their departed heroes mingled in the combat, and led them on to victory. Sir, it, is not very difficult to anticipate the objections which will be made to this measure. Indeed, we have already heard those of the Hon. Gentleman opposite, who, as was . said by the present member for Biamber ( Mr. Wilberforce). in 1785, seems so afraid of innova- tion, that he will not try even a new argument. What has been before urged against all attempts at amelioration in this respect, we must make up our minds to hear again. The watchword of the corruptionists have been ever, and ever will be, the ConstituLion.''' When the Lords threw out the bribery bill, in 1722, they said, they would not touch the Constitution. When Walpole opposed the place- bill, in 1754, he said, he would not innovate on the Constitution. Sir W. Yonge, opposing Mr. Carew's motion, in 1745, said, he would not lay a finger on the Constitution. Lord North and Mr. Burke, on each of tvfr. Pitt's three motions, said, they declared j for the Constitution. When Mr. Pitt- opposed Mr. Grey's j reform, he called himself the defender of the Constitu- j tion ; and we have lately heard a Right Hon Gentle- • man declare, that he will stand by the Constitution.—| The word is a good word ; but whether or not it is mis- applied to the decayed boroughs and to the perpetual dominion of 154 proprietors of old houses and of rotten parchment bonds, i* a question which must, I think, bv this time, be hardly matter ofinquiry. The passion chiefly applied to by our antagonists is foar. base fear. Our ancestors were frightened into the septennial bill, as appears by the very preamble of that act of monstrous usurpation. They have been repeatedly frightened into not repealing it ; sometimes on pretext of foreign war. sometimes on pretext of domestic discontents. When Mr. Pitt brought forward his plan, in 1783, Mr. Powys, for lack of other arguments, proclaimed, that though Air. Pitt might be moderate, other reformers were dangerous ; and, to prove his assertion, read the Duke of Richmond's letter to the York committee. Mr. Pitt, in his turn, frightened the House with the phantoms of French daggers : and his humble imitators have terrified their audiences with the Agrarian laws of the Spenceans. In looking over the debates of former periods, I find ex- actly the same modes- of refutation applied to the parlia- mentary reformers— all ridiculous, many of them incompa- tible with each other. The character of the people is bad, therefore they shall not have free parliaments. This was said in 1716, in 1745, and at many other times. The character of the people is good ; therefore they do not want reform. This was said by Lord North, who told Mr. Pitt, that there were only 20,000 signatures to the petitions for the measure. When the number of petition- ers increased in after times, Mr. Iiurke told the House, that the people were in themselves indifferent,, but were excited to the complaint. Exactly the same thing was said in 1817, when more than a million of people petitioned for Reform. f To be concluded in our next.) LIBEL OX IIEll LATE MAJESTY. REX. V. BLACOW, CLERK. LANCASTER, Fa ID AY, Sept. 14. — It was expected that this trial would ln-. ve come on yesterday, and the Court in consequence was crowed to excess, especially with, females. The same curiosity being rather increased than abated, great multitudes assembled at the doors of the Court before they were opened this morning. Bat previously to the opening of the public doors, every part of the Court, where any accommodation for sitting, or even for convenient standing and hearing could be found was already occupied. The reverend defendant was among the first who took his seat immediately below the crier, and directly opposite to the Jury. When the doors were opened the rush was tremendous, and in an instant every inch of standing room in the Court ( the most spa- cious in the kingdom) was occupied. At nine o'clock Mr. Justice Holrovd took bis seat, and the Jury was sworn. Mr. Tindali stated the pleadings. It was an indict- ment against the Rev. Richard Blacow, for a scandalous ; and malicious libel against the late Queen. The first count charged, that he had composed and preached the words charged as libellous ; the second count charged, that he had composed and published the words in a pamph- let, entitled, * The Substance of a Discourse,* & c. ; the third count charged, that he had composed and published the words set forth in the indictment. The defendant pleaded not guilty, upon which issue was^ joined. Mr. Brougham— May it please your Lordship, Gentle- men of the Jury. It is my painful duty to lay before you tbe particulars of this case, and it is yours to try it ; and my part shall be performed in a very short time indeed, for I have little, if any thing, more to do, than merely to read— rwhat I will not characterise by words of my own, but what I will leave to you, and may leave to every man whose mind is not perverted, to affix a proper description. I read to you what the defendant composed and printed. You have heard from my learned friend— and if you have any doubt, it will soon be removed— to whom the follow- ing passage applies. Of the Queen it is that the passage is written and printed. The term ' cowardly,' which they have now laid to my charge. I think you will do me the justice to say, does not belong to me ; that feeling was never an inmate of my bosom ; neither when the Jacobins raged around us with all their fury ; nor in the present day of radical uproar and delusion. The laiter, indeed, it must be allowed, have one feature about them even more hideous and dis- gusting than the Jacobins themselves. They fell down and worshipped the Goddess of Reason, a most respecta. 1 ble and decent sort of being." And you know. ' Gentlemen, that she was a common prostitute taken from the stews of Paris. •• A most respectable and decent sort of being, com- pared with that which the Radicals have set up as the idol of" their worship. They have elevated the Goddess of Lust on the pedestal of shame, an object of all others the most congenial to their taste, the most deserving of their homage, the most worthy of their adoration, After exhi- ting her claims to their favour in two distant quarters of the globe, after compassing sea and land with her guilty paramour to gratify to the full her impure desires, and even polluting the holy sepulchre itself with her presence, to which she was carried in mock majesty astride upon an ass, she returned to this hallowed soil so hardened in sin, so bronzed with infamy, so callous to every feeling of decency or ofshame, as to go on Sunday last,"— Here, Gentlemen, the Reverend Preacher alluded, not to the public procession to St. Paul's to return thanks, or toother processions which might, partly at least, be con- sidered as political, but to her late Majesty's humble, unaffected, pious devotion in the church of Hammersmith. —" to go on Sunday last, clothed in the mantle of adul- tery, to kneel down at the altar of that God who is * of purer eyes than to behold iniquity,' when she ought rather to have stood barefoot in the aisle, covered with a sheet as white as " uusunned snow,' doing penance for her sins. Till this had been done, I would never have defiled my hands by placing the sacred symbols in hers : and this she would.. have been compelled to do in those good old days when church discipline was in its pristine vigour and activity," Gentlemen, tbe author of this libel is a Minister of the Gospel. The libel is a sermon— the act of publication was preaching— the place was his church— the day was the sabbath— the audience was his congregation. Far be it from me to treat lightly that office of which he wears the outward vestments, and which he by his conduct profanes. A pious, humble, inoffensive, charitable Minister of the Gospel of peace is duly entitled to the tribute of affection and respect which is ever cheerfully bestowed. But I know no title t « * e- ur affection or veneration which is pos- sessed by a meddling, intriguing, turbulent priest, even when he chooses to separate his sacred office from his pro- fane acts ; but far less when he mixes up both together— when he refrains not from entering the sanctuary with calumny— when he not only invades the sacred circle of domestic life with the torch of slander, but enters the hallowed threshold of the temple and casts it flaming on the altar— when he pollutes with rank calumnies the air which he especially is bound to preserve holy and pure— when lie makes the worship of God the means of injuring his neighbour, and polluting the flock committed to his care. Of the defendant's motives, I say nothing. I care not what they were ; for innocent they could not be. I care not whether he wished to pay court to some patron to look up to the bounty of power, or whether it was mere mischief and wickedness, or whether it was a union of in- terest with spite. But be his motives of a darker or lighter shade, innocent the}' cannot have been ; and unless the passage I have read proceeded from innocency, it would be a libel on you to doubt that you will find it a libel. Of the illustrious and unfortunate individual who was the object of this attack, I forbear to speak. She is now re- moved from such low strife, and there is an end, with respect to her, of, I cannot say, chequered, for her life was one continued course of injustice oppression, and animosity from all who either held or looked up to— all who either possessed or courted, emolument and aggran- dizement— but the grave has closed over her unrelenting persecutions. Unrelenting I may well call them, for they have not spared her ashes. The evil passions which beset her steps in life have not ceased to pursue her me- mory, and with a resentment more implacable than death. But it is yours to vindicate the insulted laws of your country. If your verdict will have no effect oil the de- fendant, if he still go unrepenting and unabashed, it will at least teach others or deter them from violating the decency of the law. Mr. Thomas Burglan'd Johnson.— I am a printer at Liverpool. Mr. Blacow applied to me for printing of his sermon. That was the sermon now. handed to me Dur- ing the lime the printing was going on I saw huh repeat- edly-. I . delivered to him the proof- sheets. T have one ' in my custody. It contains a few marks made by him.— ' Hie word 4 crisis' is altered to ' juncture.' It. was deli- vered back vVith that alteration to me by Mr. Blacow.— The sermon was afterwards printed by me. Mr. Blacow ; paid me for the printing. Thomas Coglan.— I was present at the preaching of , the sermon on the 26th of November 1820, in St, Mark's. Jt was a Sunday evening's discourse. There was a nu- merous audience I believe it is the church in which Mr. Blacow usually preaches. I never heard him but then.— I took notes. I have not a note beginning with the term ' cowardly,' I recollect the term being used. I have a note respecting the Jacobins worshipping the Goddess of Reason. I conceive the expressions used were, ( as read hv you.) " They fell down and worshipped the Goddess of Reason — a most respectable and decent sort of being com- pared with that which the Radicals have set up, as the idol of their worship.' I have not the very words, but I have the substance. I have the very expression—' They have elevated the Goddess of Lust,' ' an object of all others the most congenial to their taste, the most deserv- ing of their homage, and the most worthy of their adora- tion.' I recollect the very words being used ; but I did not take them flown. I have the words down—" After compassing sea and land with her guilty paramour.' I have the very expressions—'• Even polluted the Holy Se- pulcber with her presence,' and ' returning home harden- ed in sin and bronzed with infamy.' Mr. Blacow.— It is my desire that the whole sermon should be read, I don't wish the notes, except perhaps one note. Mr. Brougham.— If the whole sermon be read, I shall insist upon the notes being read. Mr. Justice Holroyd.— Do you wish the whole dis- course to be read, as bearing upon the charge against you, and material for your defence ? Mr. Blacow.— Yes. that is my desire. Mr. Cross here read the sermon, consisrmg of thirty pages. In one page were the two following notes : — Note to ' guilty paramour.'—' See Juvenal's account in his 6th satire, of Hippiah's journeyings in the self- same region of the world, by sea and land, with her para- mour Sergius. But such parallels it should seem, how- ever opposite or striking, are not to be adduced, while the advocates of ' injured innocence5 and v unsullied purity' feel no scruple whatever in holding up to public execration, as the very antitype of Nero himself, one whose forbearance and generosity of character— whose great, noble, and truly magnanimous qualities, place him in the very first rank of Priuces, who have adorned and dignified their exalteci stations; and who, ever since the sceptre of power was lodged in his hands, has swayed it with so much honouV to himself, and glory to his coun- try, and such inestimable advantage to those who have the happiness to live under his mild and auspicious rule and governance. ( Note to ' Mock- Majesty astride upon an ass.')—• 44 Enter Jerusalem on an ass, " Then on the stage act Columbine ; " Attend with Bergami at mass, 44 Then to St. Paul's— oh ! Caroline !" Mr. Cross got through the printed sermon in about an hour's time. Mr. Blacow next read a sermon in manuscript, which occupied about two hours and a half. The Jury having heard the whole of that discourse, he would now proceed to state his motives, and then he would conclude with some reflections, Previously to her Majesty's trial he had al- ; ways felt the warmest interest in her favour, and supposed that it wasonly levities and indiscretions that were brought to this country with velocipede celerity on the winsrs of i the wind. Favoured as she had been by the late King, and widowed as she had been from the first years she was in this country, he had felt great interest in her. lie , felt for her perhaps with greater sincerity than hervaunt- • ed professional champions. But when the foul, filthy, . and abominable charges against her were established— Mr. Brougham.— I should not wish unnecessarily to interfere, and I have stayed long before I offered any in- terruption ; but surely this is not to he endured. M. Justice Ilolroyd.— No evidence would be admitted of what you assert, if you could produce it: and we must not, therefore, hear assertions resorted to. Mr. Blacow.— When the foul and filthy.— Mr. Brougham.— He is just repeating the very terms. Mr. Justice Holroyd.— No, Sir, you must not use such language. I am sorry to interrupt you on yoi » r defence, but I cannot in law hear such assertions. Mr. Blacow.— Surely I may show what my motives , were. Mr. Justice Ilolroyd — You cannot make assertions of guilr, when proof would not be admitted. You may state your own Opinion and belief. Mr. Blacow.— Then put out 4 filthy,' though everyone who understands Greek knows it to be so. lie would much rather regard what Mr, Brougham did than what ; he said. He refused the mo", ey to be voted by Parli. i- ; ment for the Queen. Would he get up and deny that. ? I- This was noble. Not" a penny of John Bull's money j would she receive till her name was restored to the Liturgy, j This was worthy of the 4 brave Brunswicker,' as the Times called her ; but Mr. Brougham advised her to take what • Parliament gave with far too generous a feeling | Mr. Brougham.— He has no right, my Lord, to make j such assertions, more especially as they are notoriously I false. Mr. Blacow.— It is reported. Mr. ' Brougham.-— No, it is not. I was more than 200 miles from town when the money was accepted. Mr. Justice Ilolroyd. — I hope. Sir, you have- good sense and feeling enough not to go on in this way. Mr. Blacow.— Hone and Car tile were allowed to go very far, and am I not to be allowed to go so far ? Mr. Justice Holroyd.—- The Chief Justice doubted since whether he was justified in letting him go so far. In the | case Of another person, we are all of opinion that it ought | not to be done. j Mr. Blacow,— I calculated on going on so ; if this be i cut off, 1 may as well sit down. j Mr. Justice Ilolroyd.— You are not to be suffered to go • on because you calculated on it j Mr. Blacow next spoke of 4 such reptiles as Wood and \ Waithman, who had talent only to weigh a drug or mea- sure a yard of tape— regular traders in guileand deception." j! ( loud murmurs ) \ Mr. Justice Holroyd.— No slanders are to be repeated » here. p Mr. Blacow.— It was said that the Queen had been j ready to make an affidavit, as it had been said, that she ; would not receive the money. Let them not believe it, i as coming from Mr. Brougham. He had been guilty of i a moral degradation, which he hoped would never again I be seen at the bar. But the good and great old Chan- f ce'. lor nobly replied to him 4 fiat justitia rurat cudum ;' > he was like a venerable o* k in his native soil. Mr. \ Brougham had endeavoured to intimidate by his threats ; when he could not cajole by his sophistry. That was the I practice of this ferocious school. He borrowed the word { from Mr. Creevey, of whig- radical no oriety - for Liver- !' pool had the honour ofgiving that statesman birth. ( The ! reverend defendant again plunged into the vortex of the French revolution, and the comparis n to the. . ferocious 1 monster Nero ) They crept into Parliament, after all, through the crannies of rotten boroughs. Mr. Brougham and Sir Francis Burdett, and others of that pestilent fac- ! tion. were members of the Concentric Club, that horde ! of ferocious persons. He ( Mr. Blacow) had not defamed I the Queen, and he was prosecuted, not for defaming the Queen, but for the many editions of his sermon against the Whigs and Radicals. When it went through two editions, a full conclave of raging Liverpool radicals re- solved to prosecute him. ( Here quotations of proceedings in the . Lords and Commons, were repeatedly checked in \ vain.) In the picture between the ferocious Nero and our j generous King, was it not a direct call to rebellion ? ' This bad been the intention of the radical faction in taking • up the Queen's case. The well- known journal of this I faction was the Liverpool Mercury, the common recep- j tacle of sedition and blasphemy, and attacks on private » character. He ( Mr. Blacow) knew the faction. They \ . had fury on their lips, vengeance in their hearts, and : blood on their hands. ( The reverend defendant next i entered into a long history of his efforts to deprive an j Atheist of parish offices, and of his failure, through the ; conduct of 44 the well- known colleague of a radical eoun- | sel for the Queen, and member for Nottingham " Mr. Justice Holroyd.— Stop. Sir! As ; t man of edu- cation. ' conducting your own defence, and professing zeal for submission to authority, I am surprised that you can go on so. Mr. Blacow again reverted to Nero, and the comparison to him, alluded to blasphemies' against Ministers, and said the Queen's answers, to use a well- known expression of Mr.. Scarlett's* smelt of bloud. Why was this prose- cution brought against him after the Queen's demise ? Why was he selected? He next landed the judges of the land, and lamented the audacious slanders even upon them, and concluded this part by exclaiming—' Perish the, an. n that would not be raised at such a crisis ; silent for evbr be the tongue that would not speak.' lie de- famed not the Queen. Tt was utterly impossible, if he had had.. the eloquence of Sir Harcourt Lees in Ireland, or of that man of straw John Bull, against which we un- derstood Sir John Copley sethis face. ( The interruptions were incessant here and unavailing.) His arm had drop- ped from the shoulder blade before? he had suffered the finger of pollution to touch the sacred symbols. of Christ's body. ( He next proposed to read passages much stronger than lie had used, . from a volum. ne called 4 Gyneeocracy,' but be was prevented from that course as irrelevant. Hg pleaded the example of Hone and Carlisle, and complain- ed that the whole of his defence would be cut up. Mr. Brougham explained, that Hone had quoted pafnv dies, not to show that others had not been prosecuted, bus to show that, he was not guilty of profane c; r blasphemous parody, inasmuch as parodies as liable to that ehavge had been written by persons of undoubted piety, add orna- ments of the church. Mr. Blacow.— It rack, tortures, even the gibbet were; his reward, he would not abate one word of what he ha I said. The image of the 4 Pedestal ofshame' he borrowed from a letter in a London paper— not the leading journal; no, it was not from the Times, the most false, most pes- tilential, most licentious, most inflammatory paper that ever disgraced any country ; nor from John Bull, the ravs of whose honest truth dispelled the misfs of delusion which anarchy had raised. But honest John was some- times beside himself, for he attacked even Mr. Brougham, whose malignity now rankled in the gloomy recesses of his vengeful heart; but they would deliver him ( Mr. Blacow) from his merciless grasp, and let him and Johnt Bullfight it out. John Bull, by interrogatories, put cross grained questions. Of the purity of Mr. B: ou diaui's family he knew nothing ; but the Duke of Wellington said to the mob. ' May all your wives be like the Queen.* If the cap fitted Mr. B ouabain, he might take it. Mr. Justice Holroyd threatened to fine the defendant. Mr. Blacow.— Before God he solemnly swore he was not guilty of the charge. The^ o. nmon Council of Lou don was a viperous brood, a nest of pestilential radicals, and mountebank dealers in disloyalty. When they talked of ' her eminent virtues,' the very stones of this house would start from their beds and speak. ( Again he strug- gled to go into the evidence before the Lords, but after much impudent, resistance to the authority of the Court, he was restrained.) Who instigated this trial ? Was it Alderman Wood — Billy Austin— or that paragon of wit and wisdom and fine writing. Lady Hood?— the Escort Committee?— or the Common Council ? No, it was the whig radicals, because he had 4 confounded their politics, and frustrated their knavish tricks.' If a London jury acquitted Ilone, surely a Lancaster Jury would acquit him ( Blacow) The Queen left nothing- iu her will to Alderman Wood ; and it was s lid that Mr Brougham had said of him, that except the identical animal who eat* thistle, there was not a more stupid animal ; fro n which he supposed he called him absolute wisdom. Mr. Brougham.— There is not a syllable of truth in that Mr. Blacow was very glad to hear it. The Whigs in office were always tyrants ; out of office always traitors. They were as ready to cast off the Queen when she sb HI Id have answered their purposes, as that old crazy headed goat. Lord Erskine, to cast off his concubine. Mr. Brougham.— There's a minister of the gospel ! Mr. Justice Ilolroyd, in the most guarded and tem- perate language, gave his opinion that it was a libel. The epithets were most abusive and derogatory. Could he be ignorant that he was traducing and vilifying the Queen? By a particular statute they were to judge whether the de- fendant was guilty. As a clergyman of the Church of England, holding himself out as very loyal and very de- sirous of the preservation of the state, he gaye his opinion of the Queen's guilt, left not the people to their own re- flections, and thus he disturbed the peace. But it wn* for them to judge whether it was a libel or not. Tiiey were to lay out of their minds all other considerations, and totally their own opinion, respecting the question of the Queen's guilt or innocence. The only question was, whether the publication tended to degrade the Queen, to traduce her, and was published with intent to vilify her, and to break the peace. In his opinion it was a libel. The Jury retired for a quarter of an hour and found a verdict of guilty, ( Great applause from the auditory.) Mr. Blacow had left the Court before the verdict was returned. CIRCUIT INTELLICENCE, PERTH, Sept. 19.-- The Circuit Court of Justiciary was opened here this day, by the Lord Jus. ice Clerk and Lord Pitmillv. John M Pherson. late prisoner in Forfar, was brought to. the bar on a charge of theft aggravated by being habit and repute a thief, and by being i; t the time under sen- tence of banishment, He pleaded Guilty, and the libel being restricted was. after a very impressive admonition from the Bench, sentenced- to transportation beyond seas for 14 ) ears. Geo. Elder, found guilty of sheep stealing, was sen tenced to six months imprisonment in the jail of Forfar; and Thomas Pratt found guilty of culpable homicide, to one months's imprisonment in the jiil of Cupar. MURDER. Margaret TipdalJ or Shuttlewortb, from Montrose, in- dicted for the murder of her husband, Henrv S'mttle- worth, oil the 27th or 28th April last. Prisoner pleaded Not Guilu. William Bennet— Was present when the prisoner sign- ed the declaration, which she did freely and voluntarily; remembered the death of Suttleworth ; found on Sunday morning a poker in Shuttleworth's house, exactly opposite the bed ; identifies the poker ; it. was bent at the one end ; there was hair on it. short, thin, and ight coloured ; Suttleworth's hair was light; his room on the ground floor between the shop and kitchen. By Mr. Thomson, Counsel for the prisoner— Prisoner was warned her declaration would be used in evidence. Bv a Juror— Thought the hair on the poker like Shuttle- worth's. By the Court— The hair was that of the lower part of the head, next the neck ; made the search a few minutes before nine on Sunday morning; having seen these ap- pearances. he left the poker there, went and made his declaration, and came on Monday and took it away. John Shaw— Was with William Betiuet in searching Shuttle worth's house ; saw him find a small poker, found in, Mrs. Shuttleworths bed- room ; alow room between the shop and kitchen ; the poker was beside the chimney; identifies it; observed blood on one part of it, and some hairs ; could not say what hair was upon it; it was a dark colour; does not know the colour of the deceased's hair : took up the poker that very day ( Sunday) ; was not exa- mined until Monday or Tuesday ;. thinks it was William Bennet took the poker under his charge; there was a po- ker when they went back on Mood iy i not the same ; the hair was thin ; it was bloody ; no fire- irons but the poker in the room. Mr. James Rurnes— The poker was produced to him by one of the town- officers on the Ist May; nothing par* tieular on the poker when he saw it. Mr. Paterson— Was employed to make a sketch of the house o'' Shut tie worth ; made an eye- plan and a sketch ; two streets in Montrose. Castle Street and Bridge Street, • which run parallel ; the one on the west end of the plan is Bridge Street • house consists of a shop, a room, and a kitchen ; the shop fronts Castle S; reet ; lias a door and . window to it; house enters from a passage; a win low- looking into that passage, one window of the room look- ing into Collector Pa ton's property from the north ; no other window looking into this property from the " round' floor; the stair immediately in front ofthedoorof the house ; on the rLht hand of the stair a door leading info the shop ; beyond the window of the kitchen there is a large door at the end of the passage to Bridge Street ( the plan was then produced) ; they havt% locks and bolts on the doors; the one leading to Castle Street has no lock : there is a possibility of it being opened from the outside • the passage is, kept open all day for ( lie brewery that is in the entry. Catherine MLeod knows Shut tic worth ; came to his, service at Maitinmas ; remained until his death ; the pri- soner is his wife ; no other person in the house except these three; deceased and his wife were very happy when she was sober; prisoner often drunk ; very outrageous with her tongue in cursing and swearing; knows the poker; it belongs to the kitchen ; has seen the panuej, throw the poker after her husband in the passage ; lie died flti tlie night between FrMav Anil Saturday; sire missed the poker at the tioie ; on the Friday afternoon tlie pri- soner was intoxicated ; desired witness to buy some to- bacco ; refused, as her master did not want it ; it was the market day; several peoplein the house; was sent art errand ; coming back found her master silting at the kitchen fire side ; her mistress also in the kitchen ; some W'ords passed between them; he went out to the pave- ment; prisoner drove her hand through the kitchen win- dow, and was outrageous ;. the quarrel became greater after this; when witness went with the empty bottles, as usual, prisoner was lying on the floor ; put her to bed ; she was completely intoxicated ; witness then asked permission from her master to go to a late- wake ; he consented ; he }> id her first undress her mistress ; prisoner and husband bad slept in separate beds for a long limn previous ; wit- ness went and shut up shop, between nine and ten ; kit- chen window fastened with a bolt on the inside ; deceased sober, but had had a glass or two, being the market- day; witness came back before going to the wake, but the gate was shut; heard ber master and Mr. Henry Farquharson speaking in the house ; entered to hear if her mistress was quiet ; aate had no lifter on the outside ; went away ; staid at wake till half past three. Mrs. Farquharson and maid came for her. and told her her master had fallen downstairs; went home; inside door open, and people * it; deceased's head lying near foot of stair, feet near room'door; much blood lying; Dr. Iloile, Mr. Farquhar- son, and her mistress, were there; tbe drink appeared to be somewhat olf the prisoner, who was much as she had been in the morning ; prisoner said, that going into the kitchen for a drink, she fed over something which she thought was the dog, she bowed down and felt the face of her husband; that she went up stairs first, then went to Mr. Farquharson's; witness was going to open kitchen door ; prisoner would not allow her ; found the inner door ofthe shop locked; deceased bad on his waistcoat, breeches, and stockings, when she saw him lying ; there were root- marks on the stair leading to the bed- room ; saw some marks on the door; saw no blood on the passage from the ldtchen to the room ; deceased did not sleep in the room where the marks were on the door ; the stair has a wooden railing nailed on the wall; there was only a poker and fender in the room ; sees the poker in Court; it was found under a desk in the shop ; was cracked— had been so for some time; saw no mark of violence on the doors or windows of the house, but the shutter of the kitchen window was open, although shut when she went away ; did not miss' any thing out of the house ; nothing in dis- order; mistress dressed when she came back; no apron on when she saw her ; had one the night before ; saw that apron the Saturday following ; her master before his death talked often of leaving Montrose; her mistress was angry at this. By Mr. Thomson- Some glasses were on the table when she came from the late wake, viz. two tumblers and a glass; did not observe them when she went away ; could not say they were not there. By'the Court— Her mistress said she wished she had heard deceased fall, as she might have saved his life ; said to witness she was past crying; prisoner expressed no wish to have the body removed or a doctor sent for ; when witness went to open the door, prisoner appeared troubled; a candlestick in her master's bed- room; her master had a small brown dog ; left some water in bed- room the night before; can't say if it was there in the morning; the marks on the stair appeared to be made by a small bare foot ; saw the officers find the poker; did not observe any thing upon it; was not certain whether her mistress liad shoes on or not. , Mr. Farquharson, brewer in Montrose— knew the de- ceased ; lives in the same close; has a stair opposite Sbuttleworth's house ; knows that deceased and his wife were on very bad terms ; deceased gave the witness notice set forth tii. it he? husband was a Serjeant m the marines ; that- he afterwards took an inn at . Montrose ; that they sometimes bad words ; that on Friday night she came from her own room to the kitchen to get a drink of water, and so doing stumbled over something which she thought was a dog, but on feeling she found the body of her hus- band ; that she went in search ofthe maid, and then alarmed the neighbourhood. Mr. Maconochie, the Advocate Depute, - then address- ed the Jury. He considered the crime to have been brought home to the prisoner as clearly as could be done by circumstantial evidence. The proof ofthe prisoner's outrageous and threatening conduct— her being alone in the house with the deceased— the testimony of the phy- sicians, that the deceased could not have met with bis death by a fall— the marks of blood and hair 011 the poker with the other circumstances in the evidence throughout, left no doubt, on his mind, as to the guilt of the prisoner, I Mr. Thomson, for the prisoner, dwelt particularly 011 the circumstances of her alarming the neighbourhood im- mediately 011 discovering the body— of her having made no attempt to escape, which she might so easily have done — of the death having happened in a populous neigh- bourhood. some of whom, it appeared, had been awake during the barking of a dog, and who must have beard any scuffie between Shuttleworth and his wife, had any such occurred; and it was absurd to suppose that he could have met with his death in the way alleged, with- out occasioning considerable disturbance. In spite of the opinion of the medical men he still thought the deceased might have met his death by a fall; and contended that, from the narrowness of the passage, there was not room for the prisoner to wield the alleged instrument of death, so as to produce the contusions which it appeared had oc- casioned her husband's death ; that the blood on her hands would be easier accounted for, by supposing her to have been searching about the head of her husbar. d in the dark, than by striking him with a poker ; and that it would be just as reasonable to suppose that the deceased had been murdered by a stranger, who had been scared from plun- dering the shop or house by the dog. The I. ord Justice Clerk then summed up the evidence. He considered the evidence as perfectly conclusive against any idea of the unfortunate man having met with his death by accident. That violence had been used, was clearly proved by the physicians ; that malice prepense was no less clearly brought home to the prisoner at the bar ; that whilst they were alone in the house the deceased bad met with an untimely and violent death. One witness bad spoken to Shuttleworth's hair being found on the po- ker, another deponed the hair to be of a different colour; his Lordship, therefore, did not consider that point to have been established. He exhorted the Jury to a con- scientious discharge of their duly to their country, and t) the prisoner at the bar, and desired them to give in their verdict the following dav at. ten o'clock. THURSDAY, Sepf. 20— The Court met to- day at ten o'clock, when the Jury on the trial of Margaret Shuttleworth gave in their verdict " Guilty of Murder." The Lord Justice Clerk thanked the Jury for the pa- tient and careful hearing they had given to the whole case, and assured them their verdict fully coincided with his own sentiments ( in which Lord Pitmilfy entirely agreed). His Lordship then proceeded to pass the dreadful sentence of the law against murder, urging upon the prisoner the heinousness of the crime of which she had been found guilty by a most intelligent Jury— aggravated as it had been, instead of mitigated, by the state, of intoxication in which she appeared to have been at the time. She was sentenced to be executed at Montrose, on the 2d November, and her body to be delivered to the sur- geons. The prisoner, 011 leaving the bar, uttered some words, which were unintelligible. that he was going to give up his premises on account of bis wife's behaviour, and told him this the night before be was found dead ; it was half past ten when the witness left deceased ; saw no other person in the house ; heard noperson enter the house after he left him. and no noise or disturbance whatever ; about four o'clock prisoner came to bis boose and said, " rise. Farquharsoll. for Shuttle- worth is lying in the entry;" he got up; prisoner bail a gown on • found deceased lying in the passage, ( in the manner the former witness described) ; he was dead and ' cold ; said to pannel he would go for a doctor; she made no objections ; brought Dr. Hoile ; when he came back observed the marks 011 the stair ; - there were finger marks of blood on the kitchen door about three feet from the ground ; did not observe tbe prisoner's bands at the time ; examined pockets of deceased, found 7s. and some cop- per ; went to deceased's room and found the key of the sbopdooi ; bed a little turned over ; saw no marks on the door or windows ; opened the door . if tbe shop; nothing appeared to have'been taken out of the shop ; a quantity of money in the desk ; went into the room in the morning, and observed one small poker, and took it up; did not see any thing particular about it ; put it. down in the same place ; does not think that by Shuttleworth's falling down stair he could have been in the position he saw him ; pri- soner did not appear sober when witness first saw her; the passage was of flags. James Craw, slater in Montrose— Was called by prison- er, and saw the body as described by the other witness, but thought it had the appearance of having fallen down stairs; the body remained in the same position until the decor saw it. Mary Thorn— Saw the body lying; heard the doctor talk to ". Mrs. S. and say the body did not appear as if it had fallen down stairs. Bv Mr. Thomson.— Heard the barking of a dog ; can- not say whether it was deceased's dog ; thinks it was after eleven she heard it. Dr. Iloile— Was called to examine the body of Shuttle- worth, at four o'clock in the morning ; found it lying as described above ,- found a wound oti the back part of the bead ; tbe skull fractured ; examined the body afterwards with Dr. Crabb, and made out the report ; the wounds appeared to have been occasioned by some ponderous body having struck the head ; appeared to be inflicted by some blunt weapon ; the fracture at. ti e back of the head could rot have been from a fall ; must have been occasioned hv several blows ; three blows he could distinctly count from the excavation of blood from the wounds ; he saw the pri soner. who came from the bed- room ; went up stairs to examine the room, and it appeared some person had lain there ; asked the prisoner if she had been up stairs when she found the body ; she said she had not, hut imme- diately correcting herself said she had been up for the ser- vant girl ; appeared much agitated ; her hands had the mark of blood, particularly the fore- fingers ; did not ask ber to account for these appearances ; she seemed to be confused and ashamed of being intoxicated ; one spot of blood on her blue cheek apron lying on a chair; observed several marks of blood on the wall on the right of the house door, opposite the stair case ; saw blood on the bolt of the outer d. or ; did not observe any marks of blood on Several other persons, found guilty of minor offences, were sentenced to banishment and imprisonment. GLASGOW. Sept. 19 This day the Court of Justi- ciary was opened here by the II011. Lords Gillies and Succoth. Ann Wilson alias Moore, indicted for passing two forged 50s. notes of the Belfast. Bank, one in the shop of Messrs. William and Alexander Campbell, merchants, Saltmarket, and one in the shop of William Green, straw hat manufacturer, Nelson Street, on the 3d May. pleaded Guilty of passing the notes, hut declared she did not know they were bad, as she bad got them for cloth. Afterone witness had been examined. Lord Gillies advised the wo- man to think seriously of her situation, and the plea she had put up. before the case went any farther. Mr. Dixon, her Counsel, went and talked with her a few minutes ; hut she persisted in her plea, and the trial went on. The Jury retired about two o'clock, and re- entered the Court after an hour's absence, with an unanimous verdict ot't& rtiity. and by a plurality of voices recommended the prisoner 10 mercy. Lord Gillies, in passing sentence, observed that that was just such a verdict as the Court had to expect, and he must say with sorrow that, consistent with their public duty, they had no other alternative than pass upon the unhappy woman the last, sentence of the law. The multi - plicity of the criminal cases would not allow htm to enlarge upon the enormity of the crime of which she had been convicted. lie warned the pannel to entertain no hopes of mercy from man, but rather to prepare for her appear- ance before that awful tribunal where her fate would be fixed for eternity. She was then sentenced to be hanged on the 24th October. During the address the prisoner frequently cried " O mercy, mv Lord," and at last walked down the stair with decent composure, saying something about having been decoyed into the crime. Michael Macintyre, William Paterson or Kidston, and Margaret M'Nair, accused of entering the house of John Niven, journeyman tanner, Crawford's Dvke, Greenock, and stealing therefrom three women's shifts, a half sheet, a black coat, three waistcoats, a pair of black breeches, a pair of blue pantaloons, a bombaset gown, three printed cotton gowns, a cassimere shawl, a cotton shawl, two women's caps, three children's caps, two frocks, and two children's aprons, and of being habit and repute thieves- pleaded Not Guilty. A proof was then led ; and the Jury, after being a considerable time absent, returned into Court, finding the two men ( or rather boys) Guilty, and as to the female. Not Proven. Macintyre and Kidston were then sentenced to be hanged 011 the 24th October. Kidston shed tears, and Macintyre said he did not care a d— n for his situation. Wardrop Dyer, accused of breaking info a house in Russel Street, Glasgow, and stealing a silver tea- pot and stand, a silver sugar basin and cream pot, ten silver table spoons and divider, and a great , variety of other articles, 011 the 2d of August last, and of reset of theft, pleaded Not Guilty. The Jury unanimously found the prisoner Guilty. Lord Gillies, in addressing him, advised him to repent for this and every other crime he had been guilty of, and the prayers of the penitent, be reminded him, would be acceptable at the Throne of Grace, for here, he would give him 110 hopes. Ilis Lordship then sentenced him to be hanged on the 24th October next. A number of other persons were tried, and sentenced to banishment, & c. several of the offences were of an aggravated description. the legs of deceased ; heard a voice from kitchen calling out that the door was not to he opened ; distinctly states that the fractures could not possibly have arisen from a fall down stairs ; thinks that the poker used broadways might have occasioned the wounds on the head ; where the wounds were, the hair seemed to be off. Dr. Crabb was present with Dr. Hoile and Dr. Gibson nt examining tbe body ; confirms Dr. Iloile's testimony and opinions, I) r. William Gibson also examined the body, and con- fumed the above— examined the poker, but did not see any thing upon it. Christian Thomson was servant to Collector Paton— had a yard adjoining Shuttleworth's house, which has a wir. i'ow looking into that yard— she was there the night before Shuttleworth's death at ten. and saw him with a light in bis hand in tbe room — he looked into a bed in tbe room be turned and returned— had his clothes on— ap- peared to be a middle aged man— a fellow servant was with her. Elizabeth Craw was in Farquharson's 011 Friday even- ing. between seven and eight ; heard a pane of glass broke ; went down ; Shuttleworth was walking on the pavement, and his wife within; deceased said, come down anil see, woman, what you have done ; prisoner came out and looked at the window ; went in and shut, the door ; said if she bad the big poker she would lay his barns 011 tbe floor, and let him look at that ; thought she was the worse of liquor, M Donald lived ncxtdoor ; had occasion to go to deceased's or. Friday night. 10 get a bed for her brother; but he answered he could not take in a stranger 011 re- count of his wife's being worse of liquor, and said he was in danger of his own life for her. By Mr. Thomson.— Prisoner was the worse of liquor ; heard dogs barking, which continued alonglime; Shuttle- worth was the worse of liquor. The declarations of the pan Del were then read, which FO R EIG N IN TELL IG E N CE. FROM FRENCH PAPERS. PARIS, Sept. 13.— The King has appointed the Duke de la Chatre, First Gentleman of the Chamber, to compliment the King of England on landing at Calais. He set out yesterday. The most singular rumours are in circulation, re- lative to the project of the Great Powers to take measures for insuring tranquillity in the interior of Germany and in Italy, in the event of a war taking place between Russia and the Porte. It is with this view it is said, that a Prusso- Saxon arntv will assemble 011 the banks of the Elbe, whilst an Aus- tro- Bavarian army will take up its cantonments on the Banks of the Rhine. . Fifty thousand men are assembled in the environs of Berlin for the purpose of exercise during the autumn. The assemblage of so considerable a force gives rise to innumerable con- jectures. The reserves and the landwebr of the first and second levy have received orders to recall their men absent 011 leave, so that they may have joined their regiments iu the beginning of Septem- ber. ( EXTRACT OF A PRIVATE LETTER IN THE MONITEUH.) MADRID, Sept. 3 — It is row ten o'clock at night, and some ferment prevails in the capital, 1 sliall state to you wliat gives rise to it :— Yesterday a couriei* arrived from Sarragossa, with dispatches for the Government, the contents of which were not, at first, publicly, known. A few hours afterwards an estafcttee was dispatched with an order to Gene- ral Riego to give up the military command of Ar- ragon, and to retire to Lerida, where lie woult] be under the orders of the Governor. To- day another courier has arrived from Sarragossa. Ilis dispatches were of such importance, that they occasioned the assembling of the permanent Deputation, winch joined the Ministerial Council, and they Held a lone sitting together. The news was afterwards circu- lated, that the Political Chief of Sarragossa deemed it expedient to cause General Riego to be arrested ; that that town, and the entire province were in a state of great commotion, and that several corps of troops had received orders to march upon Arragon, There is no doubt in Madrid that Riego had in view to put himself at the head of a Republic. The Club Fontana is crowded ; the leading orators zea- lously defend the cause of Riego, whose conduct and principles they vindicate against the rumoured imputations. Numerous patroles parade tlie streets. The Political Chief, who owes his safety solely to the court lie pays to the demagogues, has just ha- rangued the people at the Pnetra del Sol. Mr. Leach, Vice- Chancellor of England, is mo- mentarily expected ill this capital; lie has left Lon- don, charged with an important mission to our Go- vernment. I RUN, Sept. 7.— During some days past it was suspected that a secret faction had it in view to over- throw the Government. Stones were thrown at the military several evenings successively; a grenade was lanced on the promenade, and many similar ef- forts made to excite disorder. On the 29th ult. groups of the citizens, in different, quarters, cried, " A Republic for ever," which excited much alarm. On the following day, an individual, named Vil- lamor, who was designated as the principal agent of the faction, was taken into custody, which' mea- sure had the effect of calming the general aoitation. On the 21 st, an extraordinary courier arrived from Madrid, bringing the dismissal of Iliego, and an order for the departure of the regiment called the " Constitution," and orders to several offictrs of other corps to proceed instantly to certain specified places. General Riego was commanded to repair to Lerida, and the Political Chief was authorised to exercise provisionally the civil and military func- tions of the province. Riego, who was at Bujaraloz, about ten leagues from Sarragossa, became furious when he read the order, which was accompanied with an injunction from the Political Chief that he should not re- enter Sarragossa. He replied, that he would return to that city, and the next day presented himself at the gates with a detachment of about one hundred ca- valry. In the mean time, measures had been taken to prevent his entrance, and the town had all the appearance of a place about to be besieged. Find- ing that Riego was resolute, a deputation of mili- tary officers went out and remonstrated with him as to the serious consequences which would inevitably ensue, if he persisted in Ills project. He yielded to their counsel, and set off for Lerida. Piquets were stationed to prevent a surprise. On the 28th and 31st. ult. and 4th inst. three proclamations were addressed by the Political Chief to the inhabitants, informing them that an impor- tant conspiracy had been crushed in its birth, and calling upon them to maintain the rallying senti- ment—" the Constitution, or death !" Riego has addressed a proclamation to " the brave soldiers and patriots of the armv of Arragon," dat- ed Pina, Sept. .3, in which IK' . oxelaiais against the irregular manner in which he has been dismissed from the military command of the province, a step which, he considers, has been provoked by atrocious calumnies, and solemnly vows his unshaken devotion to the constitutional cause. From the Spanish papers which have been receiv- ed to the 7th inst. it appears that considerable alarm prevails in Madrid, though 110 actual commotion has taken place. The inhabitants appear anxious that the King should return to the capital, and several of them have requested the municipality to petition Ins Majesty for tins purpose. FROM GERMAN PAPERS. HANOVER, Sept. 10 His Excellency the Count Munster arrived here on the 7th. Immediately after his Excellency's arrival M. Heitmullersetoutfor Calais, in order to send information here as soon as possible of the arrival of his Majesty. We learn that bis Majesty will visit on bis journey the towns of Osnaburgh, f] elderheim, and Zelle. ST. PETERSBURG!!, Aug. 28— The Gazette of this city says :—" Public Journals speaks of a plan of partition, hy which an independent state and an inde- pendent free port might be created on the Bosphorus." FRANKFORT, Sept. 13 Letters from the head- quarters of General Milarawitsch, on the frontiers, an- nounce. it is affirmed, that the Russians were to enter into the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia on the 29th of August. A private letter from the Banks of the Pruth, dated the 15th of August, says, " that the Russian troops stationed there are in daily expectation of orders. The execution of a grand plan is ill contemplation. An investigation is making of the positions between Jassy and Constantino- ple. The Russians are eager to advance. It is supposed that if war takes place, the first battle will be very bloody," The Austrian Observer of the 7th of September, contains the following important document: MANIFESTO OF THE GRAND SEIGNOR. " To the Illustrious Vizirs, the Honourable Mirimiranes, the Estimable Mollas, Judges. Sub- Judges, Mutesse- lim, Wayvodes, and Ayans, to the oilier Magistrates and Nobles of the country, as well as to all the other men in authority throughout all Anatolia, is addressed the following Order : — " It is evident that all the rules and political disposi- tions which from ancient times have been observed in my Sublime Empire, are founded upon the noble command- ment of that pure law, whose solidity and duration are guaranted by God, even until the tiny of the resurrection ; it is therefore tliat. it has never been permitted at any time, either to the Ministers of the Empire, nor to the function- aries of my Sublime Porte, nor to any individual profes- sing the Mahometan religion, to actio contravention of their authority. It is in no wise less evident that all the l- ayas ( the subjects who are not Mahometans), who from time immemorial have, under the dominion and the safe- guard of my Sublime Empire, fulfilled the conditions of of iheir vassalage, have had their properties and lives res- pected, and have them elves been the objects of the favour and protection of my Sublime Porte ; but when they have transgressed the bounds of vassalage and the limits of obedience, recourse must be had to the punishment which has become necessary, and which is further confirmed by law. " The Greek people have been at all times tributary subjects of my Sublime Porte; mercy and clemency have been exercised towards them in every particular ; their honour, their properties, and their lives have- been defend- ed, protected, and secured ; they have never experienced any other treatment than favour and every sort of kind- ness, even beyond that which had been promised in the treaties with the Rayas ; nevertheless, they have had the the audacity to trample under foot the divine mercies of which they have been the objects, to pursue the paths of ingratitude, and with their characteristic perfidy to main tain a perverse and traitorous conduct, opposed at once to their allegiance and to good faith. " If in some places the Creeks have succeeded in rising against my Sublime Government, to which they are sub jects, and which treats them with so much lenity, my great empire continues ( thanks be given to the Almighty !) to be the Empire of Mahomet, * and my people the people of Ahmed.'. By the grace, and with the assistance of God, the defender of oiir faith and of our people, , as well as by the blesss'ings of the spiritual help of our Legislator and Sub- lime Prophet, my Sublime Porte has been informed of the insurrection at the very moment of its breaking out. • It has. therefore, without delay,, adopted proper measures, and caused at various times paternal exhortations and in- structions to be addressed to the individuals of every rank oHlle said Greek nation, as well ashy the proper authori- ties appointed for that special purpose,, as also through the Patriarch. It has exhorted them to continue in the way of fidelity and loyalty, and within the limits of submis- sion and obedience ; and it has also fully acquitted itself of all the duties of mercy and clemency ; on the Other bandit has inquired into the conduct of those who, tak- ing a share in the revolt, have rejected every sentiment of repentance, and after a previous conviction it has inflict- ed upon them the necessary punishment. " But they have not appreciated the clemency and mercy which have been evinced towards them, and they have not listened to the counsels and exhortations which have been addressed . to them. Their pride and their revolt mjking on the contrary every day further progress, my Sublime Porte considered only of the means of maintain-* ing the order and security of the State, and of restoring the tranquillity of its inhabitants. Superior orders have in consequence been transmitted into my well- defended pro,, vipces, bearing the power, in virtue of the Sublime Fetvva, which proceeds from the brilliant law, of punishing those Rayas in full revolt who dare to combat against the Isla- mites, of seizing their properties, and making their fami- lies captive. " My sublime will being pronounced for the observance of the principle, that those subjects who conduct them- selves in a peaceable and tranquil manner, occupying them- selves with their own affairs only, or those who having once become guilty of sedition or revolt, shall have return- ed since into the paths of submission and a sincere repen- tance, shall be placed as before under tile beneficent pro- tection and shield of my Sublime Porte; and although- 1 do not suffer " any action opposed to this will manifested upon my part, I have learned in a positive manner that in some places this principle has not been observed. Vio- lence has been employed against peaceable and defence- less subjects who have taken no part in the revolt, and some persons have had the temerity to seize upon their pro- perties, their families, and their churches. It requires no further declaration to make it known that such a conduct is conformable neither to law nor to reason, that it is dia- metrically opposed to the principles uniformly pursued in my great empire, at-. d that it is, in every particular, in contradiction to the Divine will, as well as to my Impe- lial order. It is consequently manifest that such conduct is dictated only by men who are incapable of distinguish- ing circumstances and relations. " Therefore it is that I am now about to send my par- ticular commands, with reference to this matter, to the three divisions of Anatolia and of Romelia. " My will is then, that you Vizirs. Mirimiranes, Mol- las, Judges, Slijl- Judges, and other Authorities, should make known this manner of viewing affairs in alt places within your districts and jurisdictions, and that you should hasten to intimate to every person who may have the au- dacity to attack peaceable and innocent subjects, who ma- nifest no seditious intentions, and carry about no signs of revolt, that he shall be responsible to me for his conduct in that respect. You must exert all your cares to relieve peaceable subjects from all vexation, and take all neces- sary measures that they may perfectly enjoy my high Im- perial protection, and that they who may be guilty of such excesses, shall be severely punished on the spot, " Let. all my subjects be immediately apprised nf these commands, and when you shall be informed that it is my supreme will, that you shall take the utmost care not to suffer, in contravention of the sublime law and of my commands, peaceable and innocent subjects to be exposed to injuries and vexations, public or private, and that the slightest negligence or omission with respect to this parti- cular, will expose yourselves to responsibility, you most act in conformity with it. you must execute my commands and my sublime will, evince a knowledge in necessary matters, and sedulously avoid permitting it iu any in- stance to be violated. " Given in the days of the middle of the month of Sis- kide, 1256; that is to say, in the middle of August, 1821." So extensive have been the orders of his Majesty t& Messrs. Coulson. for damask and linen drapery, that the hemmihg alone has cost nearly 3.101, The room in Brecon Priory, the scat of ( Tie Marquis Camden, in which the King slepfcon Thursday night, tin his way from Milfordto London, is called King Charles'af Room, and which was occupied by that Monarch, on his visit to Wales, nearly two centuries ago. The bakers in the vicinity of the metropolis, within these, few days, and with a rapidity scarcely equalled, have raised the price of" the peck loaf sixpence, merely on account of a few days rain. ; The Scotsmen resident in Manchester intend to send a htjnd- otne gold snuff- box, bordered - with a thistle, to Mr. Hume, with an inscription to this effect:—" Present- ed to Joseph Hume, Esq. M. P. by his countrymen resi- dent in Manchester, as a ' testimony of respect for bis talents, and gratitude for bis Parliamentary exertions." An ingenious yotith thought to surprise his Majesty, by making him a present of a musical instrument, made ola horse's head. The King is, however, a finer artist in these matters, and has made several Asses heads uttei* the concord of sweet sounds, and discourse most eloquent music. He indeed only failed in one that twanged a dis- cord at St. Cecilia's Feast. Letters from Pest, dated Sept. 4, state that Prince Ypsilarlti has been liberated from the fortress of Mtinkatch, io pursuance of an order from- Prince Metternich. It- is said lie is gone to Trieste under a feigned name. Rus- sia, it is thought, interfered in his favour. From tlu LONDON GAZETTE, Sept. 18. At the Court at Carlton- House, the 17th of September, 1821, present, the King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. Ilis Majesty in Council this day declaring his inten- tion of going out of tiie kingdom for a short time, was pleased to nominate the following persons to be Lords Justices for the administration of the Government during his Majesty's absence ; — Ilis Royal Highness Frederick Duke of York. Charles Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. John Earl of Eldon. Lord Chancellor. Dudley Earl of Harrowby, Lord President. John Earl of Westmorland, Lord Privy Seal. James Duke of Montrose, Master of the Morse. Arthur Duke of Wellington, Master- General of the Ordnance. Charles Ingoldsby Marquis of Winchester, Groom of the Stole. George James Marquis Cbolmondelev, Lord Steward of his Majesty's Household. Robert Marquis of Londonderry, one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State. Henry Earl Bathurst, another of his Majesty's Prin- cipal Secretaries of State. Charles Chetwynd Talbot Earl Talbot, Lieutenant- General and General Governor of that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland. Robert Banks Earl of Liverpool, First Commissioner of the Treasury. Robert Viscount Melville, First Commissioner of the Admiralty. Henry Viscount Sidmoutb. another of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State. William Lord Maryborough, Master of the Mint. The Right Hon. Nicholas Vansittart, Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Right Hon. Charles Bathurst, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster ; and. The Right Hon. Fredeiick John Robinson, Treasurer of the Navy. It is this day ordered by his Majesty in Council, that the Parliament be prorogued from Thursday the 20th day of this instant September till Thursday the 29th day November next. A New Great Seal for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, having been prepared by his Ma- jesty's Chief Engraver of Seals, in pursance of a warrant to him for that purpose, under his Majesty's Royal Sig- nature ; and the same having been this day presented to his Majesty, and the old Great Seal being delivered up to his Majesty by the Right Hon. John Earl of Eldon, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, the same was defaced in his Majesty's presence ; and his Majesty was thereupon pleased to deliver to his Lordship the said new Seal, and to direct that the same shall be made use of for sealing all things whatever which pass the Great Seal. War- Office, Sept. 17. MEMORANDUM.— The King has been pleaded to re- move Major- General Sir Robert Thomas Wilson from his Majesty's service. LONDON, Sept. 22. Every arrangement is making for his Majesty's leaving town on Monday next, on his visit to his Hanoverian dominions. The Earl of Dublin, which, it is said, is to be adopt- j ed by the King for his travelling title on the Continent, | was one of the titles of his late Royal Highness the Duke j of Kent. The King's title, as an Irish Peer, was. he- j fore he ascended the throne, Earl of Carrick ; it is there- ' fore more probable that his Majesty, if he does travel j incog, on the Continent, will rather adopt that than Earl j of Dublin. The Marquis of Londonderry attends his Maje- ty to j the Continent; and his Lordship's attendants are instruct- , ed to hold themselves in readiness to set forward this evening. The Noble Marquis and M aid lioness left town yesterday afternoon for their seat, at North Cray, but his Lordship is expected in town again this morning SIR ROBERT WILSON. [ Great mystery is affected by the Ministerial Press re- specting the real causes of the dismission of this Gallant Officer from the British service. We cannot say on our direct knowledge how far the annexed' solution of it is entitled to credit, but we receive the narrative from ! re- spectable Correspondent, who announces it as theTlclf^'- F dited explanation in the military and ministerial circles.] '/- On the day of the Queen's funeral, at'tl* time the procession was approaching Cumberland- gate, and after the firing by the military at the peop+ e had commenced, Sir Robert Wilson rode up to Captain Oakes, then on duty near - Cumberland- gate, and remonstrated with him on the conduct of the soldiers under his command, which he said ' was disgraceful to the regiment, and injurious to the character of the service.' Captain Oakes replied, * Sir Robert Wilson, I know y. ou perfectly well, but I shall enter into no discussion w- ith you on this point at present. I shall do my duty, and my men will do theirs.' Nothing further passed on that occasion. On the follow- ing day Captain Oakes submitted the occurrence to the other Officers of the regiment, in order to obtain their opinion on the course which it became him, as a man of honour, to pursue on the subject. He was willing to re- gard the affair as one of a personal nature, solely affecting himself, and only required their sanction to take immedi- ately the proper measures to obtain reparation. The other Officers of the regiment, . however, refused to allow a transaction which they considered to imply a general re- flection on the regiment to be adjusted on the terms of a private difference, and, would not consent that Captain O ikes should, take the affair upon himself in the manner proposed. A statement/)!! whatOccurred at Cumberland- gate between Sir R. Wilson and Captain Oakes was in consequence drawn up. and transmitted to the Duke of York. His Royal Highness, on receiving it. caused a private inquiry into the correctness of the facts to be in- stituted, and having found them established to his satis- faction, he referred the whole . affair to tire King, who in consequence caused his royal pleasure to be declared, that Sir Robert Wilson should be dismissed the service." We shall now proceed, to give another statement, the particulars of which we have received from Gentlemen, who were near Sir R. Wilson at the time, and who had, when they communicated, to us the intelligence, no more idea that Sir Robert Wilson would have been so punished for his humanity, than we had on Tuesday, when we saw the Gazette, that there was the most distant connexion between the gallant General's address to Captain Oakes and the subject, of the official notification. Ft was only yesterday that we had ceitain ground for ascribing this brave man's punishment to a cause, prima facie, so un- natural. The 14th of August was indeed aday fertile in topics of something more than regret ; since on account of the same anxiety for the preservation of human life, called forth from two honest hearts by its outrageous pro- ceedings, the country has incurred the double loss of a benevolent magistrate, and a gallant and skilful soldier. Sir R. Wilson was riding at the moment alluded to in our printed statement with the other gentlemen who attended to pay the last tribute of respect to her late Majesty.— When he heard the pistol shots, he expressed a desire to go up to the spot, and at least ascertain the cause of them. His friends would have detained him. from considering that his presence at such a scene might, like many other innocent and well meant acts, be liable to malicidus Con- struction. This, Sir It. Wilson declared to be unworthy his regard, so loiig as there was a chance of saving one life, or dissuading the military from the smallest exercise of violence. He therefore accosted the commanding officer, simply asking him whether it was by his orders that the soldiers fired ? The officer replied 44 No." Sir Robert then begged him for God's sake to interfere and prevent the effusion of blood." The firing did. asourin- formants have assured us, cease almost immediately, and by the interposition of the officers. We are therefore bound to say, that, with the materials for deciding whicli areas yet before us, this brave and animated officer has in our opinion been harshly and illiberally treated.— ' Times. RETRENCHMENT. FARTHER EXTRACT OF TREASURY MINUTE, DATED AUGUST 10, 1821. My Lords, in calling upon the Heads of the other De- partments of his Majesty's Civil Government to enter upon a revision of their respective establishments, with a view to such economical reductions as may fulfil the intentions of his Majesty, expressed in his answers to the Addresses of both Houses of Parliament, think it right to state the principles upon which they have proceeded, and the course they have followed in the revision of the establishment of the Treasury under their immediate direction. They have thought that they should best carry into exe- cution the intentions expressed in the Addresses of Parlia. ment, by keeping in view the following general rules :—. lst. That every office was to be restored to the situa- tion, in respect to the number of persons employed, ami of their respective emoluments, in which it stood in 1797, unless some adequate cause continued to exist which ren- dered some alteration necessary. 2d. That where increase of business, or the most corrcct and efficient execution of the public service rendered it ne- cessary to preserve establishments either created or en- larged since 1797, the emoluments of tire officers com- posing those establishments should be assimilated, as nearly as the change of circumstances would admit, to those re- ceived by persons in similar situations in 1707. od. That if any office existing in 1797 was found to be no longer necessary to the public service, or that its emo- luments might be properly reduced, such office should be abolished or reduced in value, as the case might admit. Proceeding upon the foregoing rules, my Lords began by a careful comparison of the establishment of f lie trea- sury in 1797 and as it now exists j and finding that a very large increase had taken place both in respect of the num- ber of persons employed, and the amount of their emolu- ments in some parts of the office, they directed a plan to- be prepared of a new establishment, in iwhich no greater number of: officers should be retained than was necessary for the execution of the busine- s of the Treasury in its present state, enlarged as it has been bv the incorporation of the whole business of the Irish Treasury, as well as greatly increased in other respccts, and in which the emo- luments of each class of officers should be as nearly assi- milated to those of corresponding situations in 1797, a » the alteration of the circumstances of the office would fairly admit. Such a plan having been prepared accordingly. and ap- proved by their Lordships, they have directed that the new establishment shall, be considered as taking effect from the 5th of January next, and that every new appointment or promotion which may take place from that day shall be considered as subject to the new regulations. In order to introduce this new system as early as may be practicable, yet with as little inconvenience as possible to the individuals whose interests may be affected, they have di; eeted that every person whose situation is not to be . tbo he. al; retain his present emoluments ( subject to such payment to the superannuated fund as may be due therefi .. in) until by prom, t on or allowance for length of service, he shall be entitled, under the new regulations, to salary at least equal to that which he now possesses. i t; MARKETS, $ c. The following is the teenei- al Average ivtilch £ ofeerns Importation, taken From the Weekly Returns of the Quantities ar. d Prire of British ^ brn, Winchester mea- sure. received in the week ending the 15th Sept. A V Eli AGE OF EX Or. A ND AND WALSS. Wheat, - fcls Gd j Beans, i. 29s 2d Rye, 28* Od ! Pease - Sis 10c! Barley, 27 s 5( 1 j Qatviteat, - 00s Od Oafs, - 2Is. 1< 1 I beat* or Big, 00s OOd The aVCfiigb price of Brown of Muscovado Sugar, com- puted from the rbfi'trhs rhade in the week ended Sept. IK is- Sis. Sid. per cwt* dut? exclusive. COutt EXCHANGE. Sept. 21. Notwithstanding the change in the weather, and the unfavourable accounts of tlie serious injury sustained to the out- lying crops, the Wheat trade was very heavy this morning. yet there was more demun 1 than either on Monday or Wednesday ; hut the supp y this week has been so overw helming, that not on. qutrter of it has been got off', but what sales were made were on full as good terms as e. n Wednesday. Barley, Beans, Pease, and Oats, s> kl also full as well as on that day. HADDTSCTON CORN MARKET. Sept. 21. A targi? supply. of Wheat in market, which met with a heavy sale: Prices rather lower thnu last. day— Top price of Old liarley Is. lower, and 0( d Oats Is, higher than last Jay. JI'Unt. . l- irst 57s Od Second'- 34 » Oil Third— 30s Od Tint- Icy.. 25s . ( Hi 1.2% Od 19s ,0< 1 On Is. 21s Od 18s . Od lCs Od This dav there; were 367 bolls of Oatmeal iti Edin- burgh MarketsPyetailpripe per peek of best oatmeal. Is 4 J. second Is. 3d. WATSON'S ( Circulating JAhrary. THE SECOND PART OF TI. e CATA- LOGUE of this 1,1 Bit All Y is now ready for Delivery, and will be found to contain all the NEW WOHKS. of merit, which have been published, up to the present day. A. W. assures his Subscribers, that every Publica- tion of merit shall be procurid on issuing from the Press ; that additions are daily making of ihe standard Works not hitherto included, and that a Selection of Literature shall be formed, worthy of their attention and support. liroad Sin el, Sept. 29, 1821. ALL MONEY!•'!. HOT Tlrd nl. ANKS TO A PRIZE, THREE of £ 30,000,! ! ! THIRTY OTHER CAPITALS of £ 5000, FAIRS. SEI'TF. ilRE R—( New Stile.) Huntly, Charles F. iir, 2d Tues. aud Wednesday Tarves, ditto St. Cuthbert's, Cornhill, 2d Thursday AI ford, Friday after ditto liallater, 2d Monday arid Tuesday Fraserburgh. 2d Friday Grantown, 3( 1 Tuesday Brnemar, ditto Hawkhall, Michael Fair, do. Greenburn, do. & Wednes. Cullen. last Tuesday Kinkell. Michael Fair, do. and Wednesday Broadstraik, last Thursday Newmrlls. ditto New Vitiligo, ditto Kin'gusie. 1- st Tuesday Alierh ur. 1st Thursday Falkirk, 2d Tuesday liervie. 2.1 Thursday Perth. 9th day Dundee, fStbday I iiwmess. Wed ues. n ffer 1S th Firlklatid, 4th Tuesday ir In ilvuiuir, Tuesday pre- ceding last Wednesday Pun- is, list Wednesday Forfar, ditto Nairn, 29tb ( hy, and Fti- day fortnight after ( OM Stile.) Coldstone, I st Tuesday Jnvcrury. 1st ditto St. Hufus, Keith, IstTacs. Wednes and Thursday Hliynie, Firjay alter ditto 0CTCRER- Slateford, 1st Monday Hoshcarty,. l> t Tuesday M. icdofF, Ist Wed.& Thurs. Falkirk, 2d Tuesday Dingwall, Martha Fair. do. Drumlithie, Michael Fair, ' id Thursday Bcauly 10th day, , or Wed. after Perth. 20th day Tain, Michael Fair, 3d Tues. Miltown. lless- shire, last • Tivesday f'olboetcic. last Wednesday Findon, ditto Meigle, ditto '( Old Stile.) Aboyne, Ist Tuesday Turriff', Cowan Fair, 1st Tues; and Wednes Elgin, Michael Fair, do. Ilotliiemay. 1st Tliucs. llirse, Michael Fair, 1st do. i after Aboyne CA R ROL L, TTll<: CONTRACTOR, BEGS leave to express the great pleasure he frets in the universal approbation bestowed on the present Money Scheme. ' The drawing begins 80TH. NEXT MONTH, OCTOBER. CARHOLE trusts be shall Ire honoured with bis usual portion of the public favour at his truly fortunate Lomlun Offices, No. 19. CORNHtl. E. Ahd' 26. OXFORD STREET ; Where he Sold tlie East ,£ 30.000 Prize Ever Drawn. be- sides many other Capitals ii'r the " last and preceding Lot- teries, including No. 46, Prize of £' 21,000 ! ! ! — All Business in tiie Public. Funds carefully transacted. Tickets and Shares are Seiliug hy CA RItOL'S Agents, ALEX. AN DEll STEVENSOLN, Hook seller, Aberdeen* R. ARMSTRONG, 41, NoitU Bridge, - Edinburgh. W. HE ID, Bookseller, Leith. f New Stile.) Culfork of Breda, Monday before Kinethmont • Kepple Tryst. 2d Tuesday Kinethmont, St. Rule's, do. Rhynie, day after Kineth- mont New Deer, 2d Tue. & Wed Lossiemouth, 2d Wednes. Cornhill, 2d Thursday Grcenhurn, 3 d Tuesday lusch, ditto Wbiternyrc*, day before Old Aberdeen Old Aberdeen, 3d Tues, & Wednesday Byth,' ditto Diviot, ditto Turriff, Thursday after do, Fochabers, last Wed. but one Tarves. Tanglan Fair, 4th Tues. and Wed ties. Inverury, Wednes. after do. Fordyce, Mallow Fair, last , Tues. and Wedne*. md MEW FOR VAN DIE MAN'S LAN I), SOUTH JVALES, THE MINERVA, CHARLKS S iIAR P. COM WANDER, A< 1. 4( H) Tons Burthen, To succeed the CASAE FOUB. ES, and to sail from Leith in October. The MINERVA is a very Tine'" Vessel—^ Copper- fastened, and Coppered— height between Peeks, seven feet— is ad- mirably adapted' for Passengers, and the number will be limited so as to ensure their comfortable accommodation. As several Births are positively engaged, her sailing may be depended upon. There will lie an experienced Surgeon on board. The Rates of Freight and Passage are moderate. Apply to Messrs. ROBT. GIBBON and SONS, Aberdeen ; Messrs. WAT. GIB WON AND Co. Old City Chambers, Lou- don ; or Mr. JOHN B: u> Am< ooT, Quality Street, Leith. Apply to ROBERT . GIBBON and SONS. " tlie latter ? Would yOuWlcr ttie lligtits of Tre- land for Catholic Freedom ? ( a loud cry of no " no ! resoundedJ'rom the whole meeting.) 1 know " you would not, I only propose tlie question that " you may dismiss it with the stamp of your indignn- " tion. It is morally impossible that yon conM har- " bour an intention so dishonourable. The Catho- " lies are the great body of the people of Ireland, " and it is impossible that the majority of any j> eO- " pie can be guilty of an act of treachery to their na- " tive land. ******* ljut ' i know the honeatv of vour nature, I know vou w ill not pur- " chase benefits by ignominy, and that if you are to " have a Constitution you will show yourselves " worthy of it. Let a Minister of State climb to " power by sordid compliances and the back stairs, " but it is below the dignitv of a people to climb in " the same way." The meeting was unanimous.— The sentiments of Dr. LI VAN were the sentiments of the » hole, and resolutions were formed according- ly. In the year 1799, only fottr years afterwards, Lord COKNWALLIS, then Lord Lieutenant, travel- led over the country, holding out assurances to the Catholic families, that pro? tded thev would agree to the pro] X> sed Union, Emancipation should iinmedi- atelv fullow ; and by false promises, and the usual . poJil. it;>! intrigue, the Parliament of Ireland agreed to the measure of Union. Well then, all that Dr. RYAN had" said was fulfilled— the Irish Parliament, ft lode sc, ceased to exist— and the country was re- presented liy about a sixth part of the House of Commons in'England;— and a few Peers in the Up- per Mouse. Dublin was soon deserted, and many mansions. of Noblemen were converted into Barracks, or Hospital*. The prices of wine, tea, sugar, and many of the necessaries of life, were bv additional taxation increased two and even three fold, so that the Gentleman of six or seven hundred a- vear, who was accustomed to keep an hospitable table and a corresponding establishment, found himself compel- led to adopt the style of living of a farmer; and the pressure immediately became universal, uftt- ct- ing all ranks. Whether the extinction of the pub- lic mind in Ireland lias really taken place, as fore- told by I) r. RYAN, we do not pretend to say : but had he lived to see the agent of that Union received with acclamations in Dublin— while Emancipation being steadily refused to the Catholic, and tiie whole country, suffering great, distress, he would have been somen hat at a loss to account for the con- duet of his countrymen. TIF, AD COURT. The ITeat5 Court of the Burgh of Aberdeen was Lcld as usOal, the 25th inst. being tbe Tuesday before Michaelmas. The accounts of the Receipt and Expenditure of the differ- ent branches of Revenue under the charge of the Magis- trates and Council , viz.:— The Gtiildry, Kirk and Bridge Works, Mortifications, and Guild Brethren's Hospital, ( iaffairs of the Treasury being at present under the management of Trustees) were read over to the Meeting, and ordered to be printed and circulated. It gives us pleasure to observe that those funds are in a most flourish- Mary Ann, Moore, r> f t1> w place. bounJ was spoken with, 51st ult. lat. Jl. 52. lung. 22. 56. by t'w Integrity, arrived at Campbeltown, Thistle, A Han, of this place, bound, to Pic'ou, was spoken with, 5d insVlat. 47. long. 40. by the Pulmbauxw, arrived of!' Dover. The Prince Edward cutter, Sir James Reid, armed here on , Thursday last, from a cruise. . ST ROM NESS. Sept. 17.— A brig of very suspkr.-. us description rame into this port on the 6th, wiih ibequar-* antine ( I ig at her main, and having got a supply of fresH" iug condition, shewing a surplus beyond the former year of upwards if £} 600, and evincing, in a most satisfac- tory manner, the great degree of prudence and attention which have been bestowed upon the management of these funds. Thereafter, the unanimous thanks of the Meet- ing were voted to the Lord Provost. ( Gavin Madden, i\ s(| ) for the urbanity and 2cal with which he has dis- charged the duties of his office, and to the Magistrates, for their indefatigable, laborious, and efficient services during the year eiapsed. To which Mr. Hadden. in name of himself aud his colleagues, made a suitable reply. Mr. James Mellis afterwards drew the attention of the Lord Provost and Magistrates to the state of the Police of the town, and recommended some precautionary steps by which he conceived the same might be rendered more efficient. Mr. Mellis also adverted to the present very inadequate supply of water, and requested the Magistrates and Council, in their collective capacity, to call the at- tention of the Commissioners to this most important sub- ject, and favour, with their countenance, any general measure that may be resolved on. The business of the Meelingcotvcluded, by Mr. Meilis.' b- erving, that it might be satisfactory to the inhabitants to bp made acquainted with the state and mode of application of the sums assessed for King's Subsidy, and moving that a Committee of j Burgesses should be named for the purpose of examining j the. accounts thereof for the by- past year. To this the ' Lord Provost and . Magistrates most cordially assented ; and at the same time expressed their readiness to afford every facility in their power in forwarding the objects of Mr. Mellis'smotion. Tive following Gentlemen ( along with Mr. Mellis, suggested from the bench) were accord- ingly named, viz. : — Messrs. David Carnegie Gray, John Johnston. Alexander ljeaton, John Smith, yost. and James Ignatius Massie.— Aberdeen Journal. beef and water, she again proceeded to sea, with a gale of wind from the S. E, which was thought to he in come- quence of one of his Majesty's cutters making her appear- ance. Her name was the Cognac of, Scarborough, from Trapano, bound to St. Petersburg!*, with a cargo of salt. She has not since been heard of. t The ship Castle Forbes left this on the 8th inst. with u fine gale of wind from the snttth east, which still con'inu^- s up to this date. She got a supply of poultry aud fresb water. DAVIS* STRAITS WHALE FISHERY. We lament to f- iate the following disastrous account* which have been received from Captain Deuchtcrs. of th^ Dorothy, of Dundee, which passed Peterhead vesterda/ from the Davit," St> aits Whale Fishery: PETLRIIEAD. Superior. Mauson, II fish. 120 tuns; Resolution, Philip, Jl ditto ; Traveller, S ditto HamiibiU, Unbelt- . son, 2 ditto ; all 13th August. DUX DEE. Dorothy, Dvuchars, 13 tUh, 170 tuns ; Pi Wrer^ fThnr- lotte, Adatnson, 2? fish, iHO tuns ; E- tridjie. D.' uebar*, 18 fish, 2l20 tuns, Aug. 13 ; Achilles. Valentine, 2 fish ; Calypso, Thorns, G li ; li; Friendship, Ireland, 1 i ; Ilottt, Jitters, 7 ; Advice, Webster, 6. 80. The Ships in general poorly fislicd. SHIPS LOST. Ttarrhony. Olatton ; Cervantes. MaddNon ; Tfenrr, Plaxton ; John, Kevvham; Leviathan, Hutchison; Svmmetiy, Knill; all of Tluil - Earl Falcon1> er « r, Cooper, Grimsby ; Lark. ins, Muithead, Leith ; Eliza- beth, and Ythan, Aberdeen. CREWS ALL SAVED. HOUSES AND SHIPPING. Upon Friday the 12th day of October next, there will be exposed to sale, by public roup, within the New Inn, Aberdeen, at 2 o clock forenoon, rpiIE following SUBJECTS, part ofthe Se- JL ( juestrated Estate of ALEXANOEU MA. CKIE, Mer- chant in Aberdeen. TWO DWELLING HOUSES in Water Lane and Pork Lane, presently occupied by Capt. Macdonakl, Ship, master, and others. TWO DWELLING HOUSES, with Salt Cellar and Shed, on the North SiJe of Water Lane, presently possessed by Alex. Mitchell, Painter, and others, A DWELLING HOUSE, on the South Side of Water Lane, presently occupied by Matthew Duncan, Mariner, and others. ON'F. SHARE ofthe ABERDEEN and LONDON SHIPPING COMPANY. Upset Price ... £ 140 ONE SHARE of the NORTH SHIPPING COMPANY. Do. . 20 The Sloop MAYFLOWER, 37 Tons Register, Do 120 Tire Sloop TIB BY, 47 Tons Register. Do 50 A large HERRING BOAT, about 15 Tons, Do 20 For farther particulars, application may be made to Peter Macf'arlane, trustee oil the t » aid Sequestrated Estate. THE CHllamCLK. ABEKDEE. V: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1821. EDINBURGH, Sept. 18. - On Thursday last, Mr. Alex Christison, sonafthelate Professor Chfcistison of Edinburgh, was ordained Minis- ter of the parish of Foulden, in the Presbytery of Chim- side, vacant by the translation of the Rev. John Edgar to the parish of Hutton, iu the same Presbytery. The Rev. Adam Landels of Whitsome preached and presided. There were but few shearers at the Went Port yesterday inorning. and of these hut a small number w- ere hired, at lOd. and Is-, it- day. All the fields in this district are cut down, aud tht grain for the most part safely stacked. Of late a very unusual number of suspicious characters have appeared in Dundee. They go about in the markets to issue base coin, and rifle the pockets of the unwary. During one week pot fewer than eleven men, and about as many women ( chiefly from Ireland), have been appre- hended and lodged in jail. DEATHS. At Kingston, Upper Canada, on the 7th July, in the o& h year of his age, Claude Scott Browne, Esq. Assistant Cowmtsjary- General. At Edinburgh, on the 5th inst. John Hercy, Esq. of Hawthorn, Berkshire, Master of Arts of St. John's College, Cambridge, a Member of the Royal Medical aud one of the Presidents of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh, and Assistant to Dr. Hamilton, Physi- cian ofthe Royal Infirmary. His death was occasioned by a puncture which he received when examining the morbid appearances of a dead body. His remains are deposited in the same grave with those of one of his res- pected countrymen, the son pf Darwin, in the burial ground of Dr Duncan, sen. Professor of the Institutes of Medicine, and Physician to his Majesty for Scotland. At her house, No. 22, Society, on the 7th instant. Miss Jean Relscbes Brymer, eldest daughter of the late. Rev. John Brymer, minister of the gospel at Mary kirk. At Rio Janeiro, on the 19th April, in his 77th year. Field Marshal John Shadwell Connell, Councillor of War, and Knight of the Order of the Tower and Sword. At Cullumpton, Devonshire, . of voluntary starvation, . — iMortimer.— He had a small property, by which he had been supported for some years; but finding he was lively to outlive it. as it was reduced to about £ 150, and fueling the apprehension of want more than the natural love of life, he came to the resolution of ending his days by starvation. To effect this dreadful purpose he took no- thing but water for a month before he died ; at the end • f three weeks his body was wasted to a skeleton, and a medical Gentleman was called in, who advised him to take some nourishment; but this he refused, and even discon- tinued the use of water. In this way he subsisted another week, when nature yielded the contest. ^ uminanj of politics. SO rapid and astonishing has been the change of the national character within the last forty years, that when we look back to the proceedings of public as- semblies, and the prevailing sentiments expressed by the most respectable n. en in the country, we can scarcely persuade oufselvcs that we now live among their descendants, why boast a superior degree of political information. Forty years ago the cause of Parliamentary Reform was supported bv men of the first talents, and many of them of the highest rank, we do not mean to. say, that the cause is now for- mally abandoned, for it . still ha ® friends in both Houses of Parliament, hot that it is now fashionable with both parties, to call that visionary and imprac- ticable, which our forefathers held to be essentially necessary to the soundness and integrity of our Cons- titution, is krtown to all. Who could believe that the Irish of the present day are the descendants of the volunteers of 1782, or that the Catholic Body are many of them the same pers. ons who, in 1795, SO ener- gctically .. claimcd the rights of free men, and reprobated the proposed Union with England ? We shall pro- ceed to lay before our readers some extracts from Speeches delivered at a Meeting of Catholics, held in Dublin, on the 27th of February, 1795, when their Deputies had returned from London, disap- pointed in their application by addresses to his late Majesty, that- be would be graciously pleased to take the grievances of his Roman Catholic subjects into consideration, with a view to their Relief. This meeting was held in Francis Street Chapel, and con- sisted of upwards of five thousand persons, compre- hending a . greater number of Members of the Uni- versity than had ever attended any previous public meeting, the Students attending in their Academic costume.— Many able speeches were delivered, and it fell to the lot of Dr. RYAN to move the resolu- tions against the proposed Union with Great Bri- tain. " I will not ( said lie) take upon myself to dis- " euss the question of Union at large, because it is " too odious to l> e entitled to the forms and civility of " debate, were I - capable of discussing it. You all " know what it ijicans; it means the annihilation of " the Irish Parliament— inadequate Representation " in the British Parliament— a vast increase of " taxes, and consequent increase in the price of all " the accessaries of life : Ireland mortgaged for the " public debt of England, amounting to three hun- " dred millions sterling ; a surrender on your part of " all the blessings which Providence may have iu " reversion for posterity, and aloue all the total " extinction of the public mind in Ireland. * * * " The question comes to this. If the British Mi- " liister should come forward, with Union in one " hand and Catholic Emancipation in the other, would you acquiesce in the foiiaur for the sake of The dismission of Sir ROBERT WII. SON fromhis Majesty's service has been variously accounted for, but as yet we have seen no well authenticated state- ment. He is at prc& ent upon the Continent, but intends to return immediately, when it is probable full explanations will ' ie afforded. The story of his having planned tl » obstructions to the procession of the Queen's funeral on the 11- tli August, is too ridiculous to obtain credit for a moment. The route of the procession, as designed by Ministers, was not declared by Mr. BAILEY until every thing was ready to move from Brandcnbtirgh House, and the obstructions were such as suggested themselves to the populace, when thev found it was not intended to allow the funeral to pass through the city. It is said, that Sir ROBERT had expostulated with Capt. OAKES, saving, that if he permitted his soldiers to fire, it would disgrace the corps, or words to that effect— that this was reported to the Commander in Chief and his Majesty, when the dismission took place ; but although this may possibly be true, it is at present a mere report. Sir ROBERT WILSON is acknowledged'to be one of the most active and in- telligent officers of the present day. The Scotsman of the 22J contains information concerning an abusive newspaper, published in Edinburgh since January last— the Deacon; which, even in the extraordinary times in which we live, must appear surprising. The high character which the Scotsman, from its first publication, has main- tained for extensive and correct information, and real independence, and tlie influence on public opinion which it deservedly acquired, rendered it of course obnoxious to the corrupt faction. But it would appear, that no hopes were entertained of successfully opposing the Scot& nan by reasoning and fairly conducted argument— and the Beacon was set up, to try what could be effected by slander and per- sonal abuse. For some time it was not known under whose patronage this publication had come abroad, the name of an obscure person, Mrmmo, appearing as the Editor. It seems, however, that explanations have lately been urged, so as to leave no room for evasion ; and it is said, the I^ ord Adoocatc, Sir WJIIEIAM RAE, made a virtue of necessity, and admitted that he had signed a bond, pledging himself to support the interest and PRIN- CIPLES of the Beacon, and to advance a certain sum of'money, if necessary, for its support. Sir WALTER SCOTT'S name is signed to the same obligation, aud thirteen others. The designations of parties engaged in this affiiir will no doubt soon come before the public, for explanations are by no means exhausted, and a very interesting disclosure it must be. In the mean time what a compliment is paid to the Scotsman bv those who thus virtually admit its sreat efficiency in the public cause, and their utter inability successfully to oppose it in an o;> en and manly manner ! What shall the public think of all this ? The Scotsman's crime is the pro- mulgation of truth ;. be has done much, within a short time to rescue the country from the too well merited imputation of political servility, and a secret league is formed to traduce, by the vilest slanders, all who are supposed to be concerned in the publica- tion ; " and amongst these, we have heard the names mentioned of some who are deservedly deemed orna- ments of - their coimtrv. We copy the following paragraphfroM th e- Caledon'taii Mercury ofthe 24- th : " We are authorised to state, that on Wednesday the ISHli inst. a meeting was held of the subscribers to a Itond of credit for the Beacon Newspaper, when a resolution was adopted to withdraw the whole names from that Bond ; which resolution was on Thursday the 20th intimated to the Conductors of the Beacon, as also to the Bant, and that those Subscribers were thus, after that date, no longer connected directly or indirectly with that Paper." To the PRINTER of the ABERDEEN CHRONICLE. SIR, AS my observation ® at Head Court, as stated in the Aberdeen Journal, may be misunderstood, I hand you my words to prevent any misrepresentation. 1 said, in speaking of Police, I did not mean that of Street, Light, or Watch, as these had been pretty well attended, to, for some time past. I alluded to the de- fective state of. our Police in detecting and preventing . depredators and disturbers of the public peace, as theit j was no Police Officer known to the public, to search for and apprehend, but Simon Grant— and how could it be supposed that he was adequate to the task? And to add to the absurdity, he must be paid before he will act. In representing to the Magistrates and Council the great hardships the public- were suffering for want of water, I requested that they would correspond with the Com- missioners of Po'ice, in order to devise bow a more ample supply could be obtained, ami to concur in such measures as might be found necessary to remove the grievance, as piy humble representation would have no effect with the Board of Police.'' J A M ES MEL LIS. ARRIVED AT ABERDEEN. Sept. 22.— Velocity, Stephen, Leith ; Superior, Dun- can, London, goods.— 25. Mary, Philips, Archangel, Ur; London Packet, Williams, Leith, goods.— 24. Search, Gilbert, and Cato, Davis. Loudon, do ; Chance, Smithr Leith, wine ; Mary, Craigie, Hamburgh, goods.— Velocity, Stephen. Leith ; Lively, West. Fraserburgh, wheat.— 26. Newcastle, Leslie, Newcastle, goods ; Clyde Packet. Weir. Glasgow, do; I'ox, Allan, Hull, ditto; E iza, Donald, Newry, tow ; Euphemia, Gibson, and Elizabeth. Green, Port William, wool.— 27. Grinite, Scorgie, Riga, do ; Rotterdam Packet. M- Dona'd, Rot- terdam, ditto ; Velocity, Stephen, Leith.— Sixteen with, coals, and 5 with lime. At LONDON.— Nimrod. Brown, and Triumph, Findl. iy, 19th; Regent, Turner, 21st inst. On Wednesday last, the Election of the Magistrate" and Town Council for the City of Aberdeen took place, when the following Gentlemen were unanimously chosen ; GAVIN HADDEN, Es « . re- elected Pttovosr. ALEXANDER BROWN, Esq JAMES MILNE. E^ Q ( Builties. JOHN IOUNG. IWJ T ALEXANDER STEWART. Esq. .... ) JAMES BREBNER, KSQ. Dean of Guild. ROBERT DUTHIE, Esq Treasurer. Mr. William Drown, ^ faster of Shore Work*. Mr. James Lamond, Master oJ'Kirh <$• Bridge Works. Mr. Andrew Duncan, Master of ^ Mortifications. Mr. James Mo\* at, Master of Guild Brethren s HospiUtL Alexander Brehner, Esq. WiMiam Lumsden, E> q, Robert Walker. E* q. Alexander Galen, Esq. John Wliyte, Esq. Alexander Hadden, E^ q. J Deacon John Smith, Glazier, Deacon James Robb, Wright, Same day was held, in the nual General Meeting of the Narrow Wynd Society, when the following Gentlemen were chosen as a Committee of Management: — Mr. JAMES JOHNSTON, Banker. PRESIDENT. Mr. THOMAS RANNIE, Treasurer. i t ^ Merchant Councillors. t I Trades Councillors. New Inn here, the An- TO COIi /? ESPViVfl EXTS. Tbe Letter signed A. C. Ii. concerning the Exhibition of Paintings in this plate was duly received ; but we d<> not think ourselves warranted in giving publicity to. the- assertion, that many of the old Paintings exhibited am not the Works of the Artists in whose names they appear iu the Catalogue. The genuineness of Paintings by the earlier Masters, is a matter of difficult decision in many instances to good judges ; and had our Correspondent, given his real signature, with every wish to be strictly im- partial we must- still have declined inserting Ins Letter.—• If, however, he will favour us with the Rules according to which he judges and. distinguishes between the real and spurious Works of the Masters of the Italian and Flemish Schools, we shall most readily give them aii publicity. ASSESSORS. Provost Gavin Hadden. Messrs. John Chalmers, John Johnston, juit. Geo. Clerihew. Geo. Booth. John Thorn. Messrs. JJS. Tp-. Massie. James Urquhart. James Ferguson. John Garrow. James Reid. Alexander Bannerman, Esq. post sen / r r. LONDON, Sept. § 5. ITis Majesty left town on Monday, and intended 1o> embaik at Rams- rate on Tuesday, for Antwerp or Ostend,. as the wind might serve. lie is to travel u-. ider the title- of Count Lunenburg. He was accompanied from town by the Marquis of CONYNGHAM aud Sir BBNJAMIN BLOOM- FIFT. » . R A MSG ATE, Sept. 2o.— It now nppears certain that the King will embark here for the Continent. Sir Win. Curtis lately made an offer of his seat, Clilf House, situated opposite this harbour, for his Majesty's residence* should he prefer embarking at Ramsgate. The ofter was. most graciously accepted, and great prepaiaiions have been making for some days past in expectation of the royal visit. It was not, however, known for certain until last night that the worthy Alderman would have that honour. This motning brought an account that his Majesty wilt honoar him with his company at dinner to- morrow, and that he may be expected between six and seven o'clock at Cliff House. His Majesty has directed an elegant dinner to be provided for his suite at the Pier- hoitse, where m* doubt, they will be sumptuously entertained. The Eagle* Ramsoate packet, yesterday brought several cooks from, London, and a fine turtle, with many other good things for Cliff House festivities. POST- OFFICE ALTERATIONS. Mr. JOHNSTON, of the General Post Office. London, has been for some time in Scotland, in consultation with the principal Officers of the Post Oince, Edinburgh, on various intended arrangements of the Mail Coaches throughout Scotland— thegeneral object beingto accelerate the conveyance of Letters, and to increase the comfort and convenience of travellers. We understand that the Lon- don Mail is to arrive in Edinburgh about 9 o'clock at night, in place of J ofthe following morning : That the North Mail is to leave Edinburgh at 12 at night, and reach Aberdeen at 4 in the afternoon, in place of its start- ing from Edinburgh at 7 in the morning, and arriving at 5 o'clock the morning of the foHowing day. By this arrangement 11 hours will be saved in the run betwixt London and Aberdeen ; and the journey ( 530 miles), will be performed in 63 hoifs, including ( besides the usual stoppages) 5 hours in. Edinburgh, I at Newcastle, and 2 at York. The Mail from the North will leave Inverness at half- past. 5 in the morning, and reach Aber- deen at 8 o'clock in the evening; and the Mail to the South will leave. Aberdeen at half- past 9 at night, and arrive at Edinburgh at half- past 1 next day ; and the Mail north from Aberdeen will leav*? Aberdeen at 5 o'clock afternoon,. These arrangements wiil take effect in the course of the ensuing* month j and we understand, it is also in contemplation, to run a Mail Coach direct from Aberdeen to Glasgow, through St rath more, Perth, and Stirling ; and another from Aberdeen to Fochabers, by luverury, Huntly. and Keith. The Harvest in the North of Scotland has hitherto gone on well, the crop much better than was at one time ex- pected ; but no time should be lost in securing it, as. with the- prevailing southerly winds, we may expect rains, which in England have lately been excessive. MONTROSE. Sept. 28.— The old and new Town Council met on Wednesday, and elected the Magistrates for the ensuing year, viz. WILLIAM GIBSON, Esq. PROVOST; James Clark, William Jamieson, and George Shand, Esqrs. Baillies ; Mr. Alex. Sheret, Treasurer ; and Mr. Wiiiiatu Smart, Hospital Master. DEA FHS.— At Palamcottah. Madras Establishment, on thq 3d of January, in the 43d year of his age, JAMES CHALMERS, Esq. of the Hon. East India Company's Ser- vice, and Civil Surgeon at Palamcotfah, a Native of this City. At Dyce, on the 16th curt. NORMAN JEAT. B, aged 91 years ; a constant and faithful servant from his early youth, to the proprietors of that Estate. At Fochabers, on the 20th inst. Mrs. M'KENZIE, wi- dow of the late JOHN M'KENZIE, Vintner, Elgin, who? e death we announced in our last. Within the short pe riod of 18 months, this young couple and their two children have all been cut off almost in the morning of life. At Montrose, on the 21st inst. Baillie ANDREW MILNE, iu 88 year of his age. i Killed, in the engagement with the Arabs, at the cap- ture of Beni Booali, in the. Persian GuJph. JOHN GORDON, Assistant Surgeon in the service of the Hon. East India Company, sou of the Rev. W. Gordon, Minister of Elgin Sir ROBERT WILSON will be placed above the reach of Ministerial malice ! We have the happiness to announce that another princely Subscription of Five Hundred Pounds has been added to that of our Correspondent " D.%> We shall, as on the former occasion, give the donor's sentiments in his own words:— " TO THE EDITOR OF THE TRAVELLER. 44 I am very , anxious to second the efforts of your Cor- respondent D. respecting Sir ROBERT WILSON, and beg* you will put me down likewise for L. 500* should the ide: i you first suggested of placing him above the reach oF Ministerial" malice and vengeance be carried into execution. I shall, for the present, subscribe myself4 A.', in hopes that eve>" y letter in the alphabet will follow in due succes sion. At the same time, to you, Sir, I have no objection to subscribe my real name ; and am, with great respect for your able and honest exertions, 44 Your most obedient Servant, A." Thus the Subscription for Sir KOSKRT WILSON, though scarcely commenced, amounts to One Thousand Pounds,. Arrangements are making for calling a Public Meeting, at which a Subscription will be opened, and Trustees and Treasurers regulaily appointed. In the meantime we would earnestly solicit the friends of liberty and justice throughout the country to encourage one another, b. v: announcing, a* early as possible, the sums they intend lt> subscribe.— Traveller. PRICE OF PROVISIONS, & C. IN THE ABERDEEN MARKET, YESTERDAY. Quartern Loaf— — lid Oatmeal, p. pecly, 11 d a J 5d Bearmeal. — 9d a Od Potatoes, l() d. a Is. Oil Malt. Beef, p. lb. — Mutton, — Veal, — — 2s Gd a £ jd a 4d a. 4d a Pork, — — Od ft Od Butter. — 12da 16d Eggs, p, doz. — 7d a 10d Cheese, p. st. 6s 6< 1 a 7d Oil ' fallow, £> Od a lOs O'd IJav, — — 7( 1 a 8d Raw Hides, p. lb. 3d a 4d Coals, p. boll, 3s iOd a Os NA VAL INTELLIGENCE. On Sunday last, the Mary, Philip, arrived here after a rough passage of 39 days from Archangel ; spoke the Isabella and Euphemia, Wood, in the Dwina; and about 8 miles below, at the guard- ship, twelve miles above Archangel bar, the Alfred, Wailis ; Jane, Baltry ; and Jolly Bachelor, Jaffray, all of Aberdeen, just arrived ; left at Archangch the Commerce, Home, of Pcte* head. putting out her ballast. The Nymph, Ilutcheon, at London, 18th inst. from Riga. The Ruby, Bodie, arrived at London, 23d iost. in 18 day s IVom MemeL REPORTED DEATH OF BERGAMT. The following has been published iu one of the Daily Papers: — We have been favoured with the following extract of a letter from Milan, by a Commercial House in ihe Ci'y. ot^ the highest respectability, and, whose mercantile connec- tions with Italy are of great extent: — 4> Milan Wednesday morning, Sept 5. Alhergo della Crooedi Malta. w We were all much astonished to hear of the Queen's death ; it was indeed sudden, but will you not likewise: lie surprised that the famous M. Bergami is also dead?—— The Queen died on tlie 7th ; he died on the I Oth. with a complaint in his bowels. I first heard it reported in this. ci| y, and had it confirmed on my visit to the Ville d'Este on ihe Lake of Como. This is where the Queen lived, and still belongs to her, or at least to her executors." The Journal des Debates of Wednesday last has the following statement : — Ir is announced that the famous Bergami died at Milan on the 10th ot August. It is said that he was- poisoned by his family. The Italian Journals do not state the cir- cumstance. CORN EXCHANGE. Sept. 24. We had this morning an abundant supply of Wheat, from the coasts of Essex, Kent, and Suffolk, but th^ de- mand not being very hrisk, the finest samples submitted, to a reduction of full 2s. per quarter, and the inferior de- scriptions to a further reduction. Barley maintains last week's prices. Oats are full Is. per quarter cheaper, having a large supply of that article, and the market, generally speaking seems tobc rather lower than last week.. The reduction in Wheat since this day week, may' be quoted from 8s. to 10s. per quarter cheaper, but flour is not to- day any cheaper. There appears to be yet no disposi- tion on the part of the speculators to give way any moro than can be possibly avoided, nor of the consumers U » purchase at the present prices, more than what is abso- i lutely necessary for present use, consequently the it. aike't I is kcyt very liat.
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