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Date of Article: 23/02/1822
Printer / Publisher: J. Booth, jun. 
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1 • • SATURDA Y, FEBRUARY 23,' 1822. [ Price hi THE CLUB MEETS at ANDERSON'S New Inn. on Friday the firstday of March next. Dinner at S. Business at three o'clock. ' . The Members of the Chth tire particularly requested tn meet at t/ iree o'clock, as there will be submitted to t-' ieir consideration, a Report from the Special Committee named for suggesting new arrangements. SADDLE HORSES. THE SUBSCRIBERS, licenced Horse Letters in Aberdeen, return grateful thanks to their Friendsand- tfce Public for past favours , and bejr leave to inform them, that r. ccording to the provisions of an Act of Parliament, passed July 24, 1820. whkh they believed did not affect Saddle lJor. es, they have been found liable in an additional duty of. Ji. 9d. per day, from and after that date, and have actually paid up very considerable slims, which tj: ey never had thought of charging to their customers. Tliev therefore l> eg leave to . state, tlut. after this date, it will not be in their power to let a Saddle Horse on hire, for less than 6s. per day, a charge s* 4iich, under the circumstances mentioned, thev fast will not thoughtumeusoaable. VVM. CAMPBELL. WM. GRAY. PETER DAVIDSON. JOHN DONALDSON. A'- rdrrn, F.- h. 22. 1822. WEAVING SHOPS WANTED. REQUIRED, some WEAVING SHOPS, in the vicinity of BltOADKORD, and of GILCOM- STON. Persons disposed to build Shops will be treated with for a I- ease, fur a term of years. Apply at the Works for further- particulars. HROADFOKD WOUKS. 7 Aberdeen. Feb. 22. 1822. $ PAUPER LUNATIC FUND. fT^ HE Annual General Meeting of the Managers of JL the PAUPER LUNATIC FUND, for Aberdeen, was held on Tuesday the 12th curt. This Fund was instituted about two years ago, and is sup- ported by an Annual Collection at the Churches, and other places of Public Worship, and by Donations from the bene volent. Its design is, to pay for the maintenance of Poor lunatics in the Asylum, and relieve such Families as labour umler tlie misfortune of having for a Member, an unhappy ob- ject of that description, and who cannot afford to pay for their , admission into the Asylum, where only a limited number, far below what is requisite, is received gratuitously. In very ne- cessitous cases, the expence of Clothes and Bedding, as well as the Funeral Charges, when. the Patient dies in the Hospi- tal, is defrayed from ihi » Fund. The utility aud importance of supporting this Institution will appear, from the following statements; The number of Patients maintained in the Asylum, at the fxpence ofihis Fund, on the I3th Feb. 1821, was 8 • Admitted from the 13. h Feb. 1821, to 12th Feb. 1822, — — — — 16— 24 ; Jn regaid to all of whom, proper evidence of Lunacy, Poverty, and Residence was adduced. Ofthesetherehavebeendismissed, cured, or convalescent, 6 Died in the Asylum, — — — — 3 — 9 Kutnter at present maintained in the Asylum, at tlie expem- e of the Fund, — — — — 15 The State of the Treasurer's Accompli is as follows: '^ Balance in the Treasurer's hands. Jan. 13, 1821, £ 10 10 10J COLI. F. CTtOKS AT CHUKCM1S, & C. viz. West Church, — — — "£ 16 3 sEast Church, — — — If, 10 College Church, — — — 12 3 Trinity Chapel, — — — 12 10 Chapel of Ease, Belmont Sreet, 13 8 t'ootd- e Chapel, — — 3 14 Nhiprow Chapel. Rev. Mt Gellatly, 3 1 l| t. Andrew's Chapel, — — 25 2 St. Paul's Chapel, — — 14 5 Roman Catholic Chapel, •— 7 7 Relief Ch . pel, — -— — 1 19 Beceder Congre. Rev. Mr Primrose, 3 10 Ditto dilto, Rev. Mr ' l'empleton, 3 10 Gaelic CliapeL Rev. Mr Sage, 2 2 Methodist C « ? el, — — 2 12 Donation from the Marquis of Huiitly. by Thos Burnett, Esq. £ 5 0 Other Donations. — — 3 5 ABERDEEN, FORFAR, KINCARDINE, AND BANFF MEETING. A GENERAL MEETING of the MEMBERS a of the UNITED MEETING of the Counties of Aberdeen, Forfar, Kincardine, and Banff, will be held at DEMPSTEII'S Hotel in Aberdeen, on Saturday 2d March, at one o'clock, for the purpose of fixing the day on which the Races are to cornmmence this year, and other particulars relating to them. Proposals will also be laid before the Meeting, for FUR- NISH ING a part of the PUBLIC ROOMS, preparatory to their being opened for the accommodation of the Meeting dur- ing the approaching Race week. %* A Ballot JOT New Members will also take place. JOHN RAMSAY, SEC. Kelly, Feb. 18 1822. GALLER Y OF FASHION. A. NICOL TJJ A VING disposed of the. Lease of his Shop, hegs leave to intimate his intention of REMOVING early next w eek, T/> a Front Room in thelirst Floor of Mr. MORRISON of Aucbintool's House, when he proposes soon after, selling olF, by Aiicti. fi. his whole STOCK, which will be found extensive and well selected, consequently highly deserving the attention of his friends. A Catalogue of thegoods will begot ready as soon as possi- ble, when the time of Sole will be fixed. Meantime continues selling off* pn the most moderate terms. Union Street, Feb, 22, 1822. GENUINE TEA. r § MIE SUBSCRIBER begs leave to inform his Ctis- i tomers and the Public, that his present STOCK of TEA is particularly fine, at its various prices, viz. BLACK, at 6s. Bs. 6d. 7s. 7 s. Cd. and 8s. GOOD GREEN, at 8s. HYSONS, at 10s. 12=. and 13s. GUNPOWDER, at 16s. finest kind. He is confident, those who have not already made trial of his Teas will not be disappointed, and respectfully solicits their earlv application. ALSO- GROCERIES, FRUITS, <$-<% RAW and REFINED SUGARS, at 7d. 8d. 9d. lOd. 11 d. and upwards. SPICE HIES— Double and Single Glo'sterand Cheshire CHEESE. Fine ROASTED COFFEE, at 2s. 8d. and 3s. Bitter Oranges— French Rennets— St. Michael, Seville China, and Lisbon Oranges—- Lemons— Nuts— English Eat ing Apples— Preserved Pears, i* i baskets, of 71b. each, at 9s. per Basket— Coma'dre Figs, in Bakets of 1 and 21b. each, at Is, per lb. BRITISH WINES, at Is. 8.1. per bottle. Carolina RICE— London. Mottled, and other SOAP— Old made, Mould, aud Dipt CANDLE. LONDON PORTER, & c. Those who buy with Ready Money will find it their interest to apply to JOHN REID. 8 10 * » :. : " 8 - s s 6 n 3 o o o 0 o 6 — =£ 138 0 0 6 HJ - £ 8 5 0 i" rom Mr Burnett's Fund, — — — 4 4 0 Juiciest of money in Treasurer's hands, — 6 9 1 Amount charge, — £ 236 15 Hi Board paid for Patients in the Asylum, =£ 198 19 g Clothes to a Patient, — — — 3 0 6 Funeral expences, 2 Palients, — — 2 4 6 Stationary and Incidents, — •— 1 2 4 Clerk and Officer's Salaries, — — 4 4 0 Amount discharge, — =£ 209 10 6 Balance in the Treasurer's bands, — 27 5 H £ 256 15 1IJ C CORONATION; OK, j JJEW VIEW OF THE PROCESSION. A Countryman, after much shoving and squeezing, Was plac'd even at last, in a dolorous plight ; ^ Despite of entreaty, remonstrance, and teasing, Bereft of all " hope of obtaining a sight, l! y heads intercepted of close- wedg'd beholders, Our Yeoman's squat form scarcely reaching their shoulders! The P'g a voine market lias- found, without doubt." •• Then pray, Mister Pig." cried his neighbour, " get out." And Hodge with hard jostling and pressure retreated, Insulted, chagrin'd, and his object defeated.— N-. xt Hodge's attention a balcony drew, [ Where grae'd by bright Boots— each a mirror to view— lAn Amateur sat " I shall now zee the zight." Cried Hodge, on the Jet as he gaz'd with delight > Anil kept, in delei miu'd resolve, to his station, Still eyeing the Boot with minute observation.— The pageant advane'd — while the purpose to suit " V) f high- polish M mitrors— was seen in each Boot The gorgeous profession— exactly display'd, As if by Camera Obscura pnnrtray'd ! — When Hodge got sale home what a dissonant clatter Was rais'd by enquirers—•• I nought o'the matter << Had known," he replied, " as to what came to pass, « XeiiifHs vor two Boots that wur made of bright glass, „ y. OLj, .- croudging » ur theare, and zuch bustle and strife, •• The Boots though reflected the whole to ihe life !" What news," a:, k'd bis landlord next morning." from Town?" And Hedge the new fashion of glass- boots still backiug- « ' Not so," said Ihe Squire— but of equal renown " The luminous splendor of WARREN'* Jet Blacking !" • This Easy Shining aud Brilliant BLACKING, prepared by Allan, Green. L Cruickshank, Gallowgate. A. Cruickshank, ditto. Winlaw, ditto. Park, Broad Street. do. do. Castle Street Dyce, Bioad Street Anderson, Castle Street Hisset, Broad Street Es- son. Gallowgate Affleck, Union Street Hay. King Street Troup, Castle Street I lines, Garden. 30, STRAND, London. SOLD IN ABERDEEN BY Smith. Union Street Davidson, Broad Street Robertson & Reid, Quay lleid, Castle Street Symon, Union Street JUollison, Round Table Brenner & Co. Union St. Smith, ser. Castle Street JJrantingham, Gallowgate Eraser. Union Street Duguid. North Street. Sutherland, ditto. Warrick, Union Street. Simpson, druggist, Green. Iteid, ditto. I , „. , And sold in every Town" 1n the Kingdom. LIQUID, in Bottles Cd. lOd. 12d. and lSd. each. JU-< 5 1HSTE BLACK1K0, in IVtsCd, l- Jd, aiiiptsdeacb WAREHOUSE, No. 3, South Side, Castle Street. SALES BY JAMES ROSS. SALE OF STOCK IN TRADE, AMD SHOP FURNITURE. On Tuesday the zfltb curt, there will be sold by public roup' in that Shop in Union Street, formerly occupied by JOHN RtnnEL, Grocer, rpHE whole STOCK in TRADE which belonged J- to him— consisting of Raw and Refined Sugars— Foreign nd British Spirits— Port and Sherry Wine— one Puncheon of Rum — one Butt of Sherry— Bottled Porter and Ales— twenty Hogsheads Porter— Empty Bottles— Black Beer— Salts— Candles— Vinegar— Soap— Cheese— Hops— Honey— and a variety of other articles. Also, the WHOLE SHOP FURNITURE— consisting of Counters— Shelving— Beams— Scales and Weights— Casks Barrels and Boxes— and a Double- sided Writing Desk. Sale to begin at 11 o'clock forenoon. JAMES ROSS. AUCTIONEER. A REMOVE. WILLIAM MATTHEWS begs leave to acquaint his Customers and the Public, that he has REMOV- ED to a large and commodious S11 O P, in 5? Catherine's Wynd, next, Shop to Messrs. Allan and Simpson, Ironmongers, Union Street ; where be will continue to carry on the LEATHER TRADE in all its branches WHOLESALE and RETAIL. Large . Manufactories will always find ready for use— an assortment of Aimed Lerr/ her, ( ilorse, Calves, and Sheep Skins J with dressed Mill- band Hides, rounded and un- rounded. Availing himself of the present opportunity, he returns his sincere, thanks for all past favours—- and trusts that, with the experience of Twenty- two years— his own, and that of his Son's unremitting, attention to. the Business— will prove ad- vantageous to those who may be pleased to employ him with their orders, „ .. Two large HALLS, or WAREHOUSES, above the Shop, well- attained for those in the Wholesale Trade, to Let, entry immediately. IJATIMLILUKJ FOR SI. EACH/•: US A. Nll TAMIL" V. THE above BLUE has been tried and .• throve' by the most experienced Bleachers." so tit tttlijse in the way of Bleaching will find it to their advantage, both for quality and cheapnffsa. Families will find a very considerable saving of expence by its use,, as 1 Gill, which only costs Fonrpence, is equal lo One Pound of the Blues in common use. Proper directions will be given, so that there can be no mistake, either in using as a Blue, or for the purpose of Dying Silk, as it is likewise a very durable D e for Silk. Sola, Wholesale and Retail, bv the Proprietor, ROBERT ROBERTSON, West Side St. Nicholas' Street, opposite the Flour Mill, Where a good allowance will be given to those who take a quantity, C0NTRACTORS WANTED, nPO execute I'ue WRIGHT WORK of a HOUSE A in- TNVERURY. Specifications to be seen at the office of Mr. Yeats, Advo- cate, Aberdeen ; or at Baillie Lyon's. Ii\\ erury, with the lat- ter of whom the Estimates must be lodged* on or before Tues- day, 5th March, on which day the work will be contracted for. GROUND INliANDILANDS TO LET. To be exposed to let, by public roup, withhi the Trimly Hall, Aberdeen, on Friday. the 1st Match next, at 6o'clockin the evening, f HI AT Piece of Land called TOLMEY'S C R0FT, A extending on both sides of Baltic Street, as presently possessed by John Roy, John Collie, Jamqs Orcheston, and Andrew Mason. The Ground will be exposed in two lots, a* divided by Baltic Street, on a Lease for 7 years from Martin- mas next. For particulars, apply to John Chalmers, Builder, the Pro- prietor ; or Alex. Allan, Advocate. Aberdeen. CHEVIOT BREEDING STOCK FOR SALE. PHE SUBSCRIBER has for sale, 4- 00 EWE i HOGS, 400 EILD GIMMERS, and 200 three year- old E W L 3 with their LAMBS ;— a/< Jt> cut of his Breed- ing Stock, which bas been so many years known in the High- lands to be of the bc, t quality. He also will sell from twenty to t! irfy good aged Tups. The time of delivery, and terms of payment, will be made conve iient for the purcha er, on sufficient security being given for th. price ;— and my smaller number ol'lhem may be had !')• !. ose not requiring ihe whole Parcel. GABRIEL REED. KILCAIMKILL. ( by Golspie.) Sutherlandsbire, February 18, 1822. {. Not to be repeated,] SALE OF ELEGANT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. On Thursday the 28th curt, there will be sold bv Public Auc- tion, in that House in Union Street, formerly occupied by John Riddel, Grocer, rgMIE whole HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE J- therein, consisting of a handsome Mahogany Sideboard— Elegant Dining and Drawing Room Chairs— A set of Dining Tables— Tea and other Tables— A Mahogany Secretary— Carpets and Hearth Rugs an elegant four- posted Bed- stead, with Moreen Furniture— Feather Beds aud Blankets — Mattresses— Dressing Glasses ^. Silver Plate— Bed and Table Linens— China. Glass and Stonaw. ire— Grates. Fenders, and Fire Irons— Kitchen Furniture— Books— and a number of other articles. Sale to begin at 11 o'clock forenoon. JAMES ROSS, Auctioneer. ELEGANT SUIT OF ROOMS TO LET. To be let, for such term of years as may be agreed on, from 4th June next. fSMIESE three large UOO. MS, all communicating i by folding doors, in Mr. Morrison's House in Union Street, at present occupied as News and Reading Rooms; for which purpose, from the central situation, excellent access, free light, and extent of accommodation, they are peculiarly well adapted: another ROOM, communicating with these, will be let along with them, if desired. Apply to Mr. . fori*. "" HOUSE FOR SALE. For sale hy public roup, within the house of John Dempster, Vintner'in Aberdeen, on Friday the 1st day of March next, at 6o'clock afternoon, ' I MI ATnew and substantial DWELLING HOUSE X at. Cotton, near Aberdeen, and large PIECE of GROUND at the back thereof. The house is built ofthe most substantial materials— it contains an excellent f ront and back Shop, besides four other good apartments and garrets.— The whole presently possessed hy George Reitl, and affording an excellent situation for a Grocery Shop and Tavern. The feu duty is moderate. Apply for farther particulars, to Alex. Smith, Advocate, Correction Wynd. George lleid will shew the house. FOR COLDS, COUGHS, ASTHMAS, & c. rgMdE PECTORAL ELIXIR. Experience dur- iL ing a very long period, has inconter. tably proved the su- perior efficacy of this Medicine, in all cases of Colds, Coughs, and Asthmatic Affections. By promotinggeuile expectora- tion. it very shortly relieves ihe patient of a slight, or recent. Cold ; and'a few doses are generally sufficient to remove those which neglect has rendered more confirmed and obstinate, and which are accompanied with Cough, Spitting of Blood, and other serious symptoms, Its peculiar balsamic powers tend to allay the irritation of the lungs, in cases of Cough ; and in Asthmatic affections it assists to give freedom to the Breath.— Thus it is an extensive valuable Remedy in the most preva- lent class of complaints in this Country, during the winter season. Sold ill Bottles, at Is. l$ d. and 2s. 9d., by Butlers, Che- mists. No. 4, Cheapside, London; and 20, Waterloo- Place. Edinburgh ; Dyce, Innes, and Black & Co. Aberdeen ; Will & Co. Peterhead ; Ramsay, Stonehaven ; Whyte and Bruce, Banff; Taylor Elgin; Mitchell, Fortes ; Urquhart Keith; Forbes. Oldnieldrtim ; Craigie. Montrose; and by the prin cipal Druggists and Medicine- Venders, in every Town through- out the United Kingdom. jV". 11. — Purchasers are requested to ask for the Pectoral Elixir, and lo observe the name and address of" Butler, 4. Cheovsi'le," are engrared on the stamp ' attached to each bottle, to distinguish iifrom IMITATIONS under similar lilies. TO CARTERS. Wanted, by the Commissioners of Police, CONTRACT'S for CARTING the DUNG from the Streets to the Dung Hills, for one year, from the 3tst day of March next. Specifications of the work are to he seen at the Police Office, Broad . Street, where sealed offers must be lodged on or before Thursday the 28th curt. By appointment of the Board, JOHN CHALMERS, Clerk. Aberdeen. Feb. 12, 1822. GENERAL POST OFFICE, Edin. I \ th Feb. 1 « 22. OTTCE is hereby given, That from and after the. * 18 th instant, the MAIL for the NORTH of SCOT- LAND iv'dl be made up and dispatched at Ten o'Clock at Night; until which hour, L. eltttrs. paid and unpaid, for the North, will be received at this OJpce. The Mail from the North, after that time, will, arrive, here at One o'Clock, P. M. By Order ofthe Postmaster- General, WILLIAM KERR, Srrv. WANTED, By the ABS/ IDEEN, LECTH, and CL COMPANT, CONTRACTORS for supplying theS^ tSsELS ' with the following Articles, from 1st March to 1st September next, viz.: — CORDAGE, Common and Patent, per Cwt. SAILS, per Yard, trratle in full. BLACKSMITH WORK of best Swedish Iron, per lb. BLOCKS, by the Inch, with or without Bushes. MAST II OOPS and GRIMM ATS, by the Inch. S HANDSPOKES, Ash and Hiccory. by the Piece. SHIP BREAD. Fine and Common per Cwt. QUARTERN LOAVES, of best quality, by the Piece. Sealed Tenders, with Samples of Bread, to be given in to the Company's Office, on or before Wednesday the 27th curt. N. B.— Blacksmith Work to be done in Footdee. Aberdeen, I. eith, and Clyde Shipp. Co.' s VJJicc, ? Quay, Feb. 19, 1822. ' $ HOUSES, COUNTRY VILLA, SHARES OF SHIPPING, & c. & c. TO BE SOLD. UPSET TRICES GREATLY REDUCED. On Wednesday, the 6th day of March, at six o'clock in the evening, there will be exposed to sale, by public roup, with- in the Lemon Tree Tavern of Aberdeen, ryUE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS, SHARES JL of SHIPPING, belonging to the Sequestrated Estate of WILLIAM DUGUID, jun. Merchant in Aberdeen, viz : — • The HOUSES and GARDENS of BELVIDERE, situated about one mile West of Aberdeen ; and lately possessed by Mr. ROBERTSON of Foveran, and others. The Property contains about Five Acres of Ground ; and combines the advantages of a Town and Country Residence.— Upset Price, £ 1900. Particulars maybe learnt, as to this Property, by applying tcf Mr. Ewing, or Mr. Wilson, Advocates. Also, at same time and place, That HOUSE in MARISCilAL STREET, being the one immediately above the Bridge over Virgiuia Street, pre- sently occupied by Mr. EWING, Advocate ; the House is neatly finished, and commodious.— Upset Price, £ 850. AND, Immediately after the roup of the Subjects above- mentioned, there will be exposed to sale, the following SHARES of SHIPPING, which belonged to Mr. DUGUID, viz.: — To the EDITOR ofthe ABERDEEN CHRONICLE. . SIR, I am one of those persons who c'onsfantly read your News- paper, and although / dare not confess it, agree with you in many of the observations therein contained, concerning the affairs of this country ; hut, Sir, there is one point upon which I must consider you severely reprehensible, namely, the manner in which you constantly praise the exertions of Mr. IltntE. I am aware that in doing so, you only echo the real sentiments of all honest men in the kingdom, but the more that opinion prevails, the more fatal must be its influence upon those who. like myself, are enjoying the hard earned benefits of servility, or who are expectants for a share of some of those Sinecures or Pensions, by which the present Administration maintain their influence, and ostensibly possess the good opinion of a large proportion of the'Jiigher orders of Scottish Gentry. The object of Mr. HUME, it cannot be doubted, is to do away much of the Patronage of his Majesty's Ministers, and reduce the ex- penditure ofthe public money ; now, Sir, it is not long since Mr. HUME threatened to interfere with the existence of a si- tuation which I have held since I S07, and which was the re- ward I received for voting agaiiist my principles, upon the occasion of the General Election that succeeded the political death of the Grenville Administration ; it would be very cruel to deprive me of the only comfort I have ever enjoyed, for hav- ing been prevailed on to sell my vote on the above- mentiotu* d occasion. Ytt, if Mr. HUME is allowed to pursue the inquisi- torial course he adopted last Session, with such ( God bless me I was going to praise him) he will no doubt give a death blow to Sinecures, and deprive me of more than half ray income.— My Sister JANE'S Pension, which was obtained by sending two or three kits of pickled Salmon, carriage free, to the Duke of M. accompanied by letters stating the friendly footing upon which our families formerly were, must in all probability also go ; now this is beyond endurance, for poor JANE Can verv- i; I atford to lose the £ 250, which his Grace wys pleased to inform the Government she ought to receive from the public. After this appeal to your feelings, I trust, Mr. Editor, " that von will be more sparing in your eulogiums on the Hon. Member for Aberdeen, and now and then talk of the integrity, the strict notions of economy, the eloquence, and ihe anxiety for the. feel- ings of the people, constantly evinced by the Marco t of !* ON- DONDERRY ; for the only thing that can save vs. J etffebs us to retain our Places and Pensions, is the con . ct' that Noble Lord and his Colleagues. I forgot to mention, that my son WILLIAM is thi fy third on the List for a Comtnissionership of the Customs, and my nephew ALEXANDER has the promise of a situation iu the Com- missary Court, if it is not abolished in consequence of Lord ARCHIBALD HAMILTON'S motion to that effect, lam, Sir, vour. obedient servant, A MEMBER OF THE PITT CLUB. Aberdeen, Fib. 22, 1822. which distinguish its author ; and certainly there Is no situation in which ' science looks more engaging, than when applying' its power?; td reduce the sum of humati misery. It is not my in-* tention to attempt to controvert the principles'' which' Dr.' HA- MILTON has laid down in his pamphlet, but merely to offer & few observations which have been suggested'toy its perusal. Irt framing the poor USws, England we know committed thog:: anii error of increasing' the evil which she attempted to remedy ; and thus a principle of mistaken benevolence has eventually proved a source of additional distress. -' In those Counties of Scotland where legal, assessments have been introduced, as Dr." I J, AMIF. » TON mentions, the numberof the poor has invariably increased- We have adopted in this place the plan of creating a' fund by voluntary subscription For the use of; the poor, in order to secure larger means ofassistin^' them, and greater prudence; and discre- tion in the application of our ehariry. It h& 9 been . confined, t believe, to the really necessitous; and bestowed with a spirit of discerning benevolence. But notwithstanding these advant* ages, it must be contest, that a voluntary subscription when collected annually, partakes in a considerable degree cf the na- ture of an assessment, especially the eyes of, tht- poor wUa look to it. for rvlief, and must bave some of its t& d eifects » la determining upon'any plan which is likely to continue. \ y< 5 • ought to consider its probable effects at sdmt* distance ' of time, from its present operation. If accordingly, we percei'v the establishment of this Society, certainly tor the of pu » poses, has not tended an yet to diminish the number of tuo poor, hut on the enhtrary, that their, number and its ex- penditure harq increased considerably during the b. srfew years, is there not reason to suppose, that it does not answer the { Mir* poses for which ft was intended ? • As Mn M'AI. THUS observe?;* ( the author'to wh; nn Dr. II AMILTON.' ail tides) " the problem is, '* JToto to provide for those who are i/ i u. int in such a manner f as to prevent a continual increase of their numbers, and of ih A proportion which they bear to thC'tClcls society." I wished to have made .'; ome observations oil the mode of re* « lief, but 1 am afraid I have encroached upon your column* too much already. I may observe, bfcfote concluding, thatr there has* been a demand for labour, in this county at least, during the last few yedrS,- and that finy fall in the pii. ee of la- bour has been counterbalanced hy the cheapness of other com* modities. I am, your obedient humble servant, Aberdeen, Feb. 13, 18JJ. IS—— 1 20th of the - GLORY, at £ 60 3 32ds of the - SCOTIA, 150 1 8th ofthe . JANE, 110 1 24th of the LOUISA, 70 1 2 lib ofthe MORNING FIELD, 40 I - 24th of the - PATRIOT, 30 1 12th of the IMA RY. 30 5 - 72dsof the - PERSEVERANCE, 55 1 - 8th of the - 1. AVIN1 A, 200 For further particulars, application may be made to George Wilson, Advocate in Aberdeen, the Tru tee. The large and elegant House and Garden at Belvidere, as lately occupied by Mr. Robertson of F< veran ; and the House and Garden, occupied hy Mr. Ewing, are to be let for the- ensuing year. Apply as above. £ 20,000 Sterling Monev, in the first five Minutes, imist be Drawn NEXT TUESDAY, 26th inst. Aud Near 20 other Capitals m. iy bo expected same day. T. BiSH RESPECTFULLY lemhuis best Friends, ti, e Lottery begins NEXT TUESDAY, when one of the Five ,£ 20.000 Prizes must be drawn to the very first- Frize, aud nearly 20 oilier Capitals may be expected that D. iy. Tickets and Shares are selling by B1SH. 4, Cornhill, and 9, Charing- Cross, London ; and by his Agents. D. WYL1. IE, Bookseller, Union Street, Aberdeen. R. DAVIDSON, i'cs: ina- ter, ... Ayr. R. I ULI. LIS, Bookseller, ... C'ipar Fife. C. ARMS TRONG, Alercht. High Street, Dumfries. J, CHALMERS, Bookseller, ... Dundee. A. SIEVEWRIGHT, 102, South Bridge, Edinburgh. BAXTER &• CO. North Bridge. ... Edinburgh. T. OGILVIE, Bookseller Glasgow. It. B. I'. USK & Co. Bookseller, ... 1 .- e, tiess.' C. SI DE Y fi SON. Post- Office, ... Perth. O. WILL, Post Office Peterhead. J. BRYCE, Bookseller Stirling. %* JSISII sold the first Grand Prize, last Lottery, vir. 7849. ;£ 30. txx> !— Why shoti'd he rot sell the .£ 20 000 next Tuesday. He alii) Stll H O- litjt t op als last I. uitcrv, To the EDITOR ofthe ABERDEEN GHHOXICLE. SIR, I beg leave through the medium of your paper, to call the attention of the inhabitants of this Urge and populous cily to the contemplation of a subject which nearly concerns their dearest interests— I mean the POLICE. It is really astonish- ing, w ith what apathy and indifference our rulers look on and allow the most flagrant abuses to pass unnoticed. Only the otherday, I observed a finechild rode over in St. Nicholas* Street, and nearly trode to death by a careless brute of a carter, who sat on the front of his cart, but never once attempted to lift the child out of the way, or deigned to examine whether it was injured, although both horseand cart passed overit. Although only a looker- on, I was anxious that the fellow should have been made sensible of his fault, and would have put myself to some trouble for so desirable a purpose, but there was no name on his cart, and as might have been indeed expected, lie refus- ed to give his name. Now. had this child been killed, in my humble opinion, as much of lite blame would have resltd on ihe Police as on the Carter. For were the police regulations fas they ought to be) strictly enforced, no carter would presume either to ride on his cart within the city, or have it without his name. This, I am sorry to say. is not the only just ground of complaint which might be brought against the Police. The foot pavements, intended for the exclusive safety and conve- nience of passengers are shamefully invaded— for first, you you must guard against the insolence of the Baker, who en- deavours to jostle you in order to imprint his favours upon you ; next, a fish woman with a huge basket on her back rushes against you, and most probably cuvors you with filth and slime • and thirdly, if you are not pariitulaily guarded, it is ten to one but a surly felloiv. called a Porter, will knock you down with a butt. And supposing that, by a miracle, you escape these three prominent dangers, it ivill be truly miraculous if you avoid having a tumble over a wheel- barrow, or a slippery skate at a certain D4**** **' s door. These are a few of the dangers of the day, but those of the night are equally to be dreaded. Only a " few nights ago. a poorwasher- woman in the Gallowgate had an adventure, which, although raiher ludicrous in itself, nevertheless shews that our watchmen are mere men of straw. Two wags laid hold of the poor woman, and after blacking her face with dubs, crowned her with one of the lamp tops ; tliey then unloosed her pockets, which they tied with many a knot around her neck. When thus equipped, they demanded of the poor Woman where she was going— and upon being told, expressed their intention of escorting her. When arrived at the house, they made the woman knock at the door, and remained a little behind them- selves to witness her reception, which, from the figure she cut, they no doubt anticipated would be rather extraordinary. The first of the family that made their appearance was a servant- maid, who. upon the woman's presenting her head crowned with the I amp top, screamed violently, and fell into hysterics - alarmed by the noise, the Lady of the house next made her ap- pearance, who, equally frightened with her maid, also fell into fits; and had not the Landlord speedily made his appear, ante, and cleared up the matter, there is no knowing what might have been the consequence. After the pat- ties concern- ed had a little recovered themselves, they found that the lamp top was tied on the washer- woman's head with a fine India handkerchief, and in her pocket w* as deposited a One Found Note. Although there is nothing very atrocious in this adventure, yet it might have been otherwise ;. and if the watchmen on the round where it happened had been sufficiently attentive to their duty, it could not have happened without bein<* detected. But I am told the watchmen are grossly inattentive, and that it is nothing uncommon to find two or three of them all at one I 1 tee asleep. Those who pay Watch and Police Money have a right to see that their money is properly applied, and they oii » ht to make a rigid examination, for tiie exigences require it. lam. Sir, your obedftnt servant, ClVIS. Aberdeen, Feb. IS, 1S22. To the EDITOR ofthe ABERDEEN CHRONICLE. SIR, AS most of ysur readers have probably perused Dr. HAMn. TON'S '• Aouress to ihe Inhabitant, of Aberdeen on the Manage- ment of the Poor," it is hardly necessary for me to say, tha the subject, and thearenr. ite impartial vVay in which it is treated aru weJtliy uithe lii^ b dwtwtter, and the well- earned fauw To ihe EDITOR of the ABERDEEN CIIRONICI. E. SIR, I observe by the Gardener's Calendar, that this is hot too late for the pruning season ; let me therefore recommend to the public, to insist that the Bridewell Commissioners shall prune root and branch of thecal! fruit trees in the Bri. lewell garden, which serve as so many ladders for the escape of pri- s>; ner^. Other pruning", might be made in that quarter, which 1 intend soon lo notice. A committee of inquiry would , lj good, both with regard to the Eridewell and the NEW Jail. SENEX. Ill — I. I. Il- Wflil . •• — M— Il .. ri If. I Iif Iimpenal | 5aiitauunt* HOUSE OF COMMONS. . Monday, Feb. 11. Mr. W. DtJNDAS brought io a Hilt for improving thtf Police of the . City of Edinburgh. Read a first, and ordered to be read a second rime. Mr. LEN" NAUD gave notice that he Would early in th& • nest month move for a repeal of the laws known under tl. © title of the Six Acts. Mr. HUME moved fof sundry accounts connected with, the revenue and establishment at Gibraltar ; and for aceoutie of fees, & c. leceived at the several public offices during the* last year ; also for accounts of the expences attending the coU I' vli r ''. rf the revenue in Scotland ; rind for a return of the . id allowances of superannuations paid to different M » di-^ uals in Scotland, and some other papers— Ordered, Mr. HUME also gave notice that he would, on the 26? Ii -. st- submit a motion to the House on the subject of Itisix tithes. QUEEN'S FU^ E. RAL? l- On the motion of. Mr. LUSH IXGT O. N, that the ftousa . shniild go, iifcto- » . CaiAmitt^ e. of4Supply., _ . • - Mr. 15ENNET said, it would be remembered that, on th © first day of the session, he bad given notice that the first time supply wa. s mentioned, be would bring under consideration circumstances attending hi? r Majesty's funeral. In conse- quence of a notice of motion given by an Hot). Friend, of ln* 9 for to- morrow ( Sir R. Wilson) he should, not now press his motion, but move a resolution, that'this House would institute inquiry into the circumstances attending the Queen's Funeral, and into the loss of lives ort that occasion. The motion was negatived,- and: ihe House went into a Committee of Supply. StJPPL Y. • Mr. IIUME wished to know from the Chancellor, of the Exchequer, whether it wav his intention to bring the whole of the contemplated expenditure before the House at one time* He no w gave notice that be would oppose the grant of asingla shilling of public money until this was done. The CHANCELLOR of ihe EXCHEQUER « aid, hrj could not pledge the Government positively, but he. trusted his Noble Friend would, on Friday night, be able to submit Hj full view of the subject to the Hou- e. Mr. PETE R MOO HE thought that, before they Voted a single shilling of this year's supply, thejr ought to know how they supply of last year had been applied. After a few words from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Ilousjs resumed, and the. Report was ordered to be brought up to- morrow. DISTILLATION FROM WHEAT. Mr. COKE asked whether it was intended to bring in. a bill to permit the distillers to use a pf- oportlpn of wheat, as well as barley, in the distilleries? The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER saij, that the law. as it now stood, permitted this to be done, and he had issued orders to the officers of Excise to make - this known. STATE OF THE COUNTRY. Mr. BROUGHAM said it was useless to waste the time of the House in commenting on the vast amount of distress which pressed upon every class of the community, and scarcely mor » on the agricultural than any dthcr class. All u?£ n admitted the amount of distress ; even the Noble Lord opposite had riot; attempted to deny it. Seeing, then, that distress pressed mor- s or less upon all the branches of commerce, as well as upon thii agriculture of the country, it was natural t » inquire what lie had been about for the last 20 or 30 years. There were certain broad and undeniable facts connected with that inquiry, whiclt he felt It necessary fairly to state to the Itoiise. He would take, three years, which he certainly did not select as a sample of this whole expenditure of* the country, but becaiUe in those three years the expenditure, which had been theca^ jse of all our pre- sent calamities, had reached its utmost height * ho alhuled tin the year 181.' 5, 1814, and 1815. Tlie average expenditure in ihosc three years amounted to L. 13,203 000 a year. ( Hear, hear.) He included the expense of managing and Collecting the revenue, amounting to between four and fiie millions If to this amount of expenditure were added the parish ami county rates, the average amount of which was eight millions for each of those three years, the total expenditure would amount to no less than L 140,000.000 for no less a period than three years. lie was unwilling to use a harsh expression, as applied to any measure which had received the sanction of that House, or he might easily characterise sO eXttavagant and prolate an expenditure of the public money. In dtie of those years, 1814, in wfticli the expenditure liad been greatest, it amounted to the monstrous sum of ope hundred and forty- five millions. Tha average annual payment during the three j- ars, 1813, 1H14, and ISlo, was about eigty- fottr millions and a half to Govern- ment, and including the county and city taxes, the averaj- e was i^ nety- f. vo millions. The amount for the three years was 274 millions ; and that exclusive ofloans. Such a sum almost defied human comprehension. When Sir. F. tt originally brought forward the Sinking Fund, the whole I^ ationa'l Ikbt was only 238 millions. Ii was considerably reduced before 1792, so that the < tXpendituie of two of the years to which he had alluded was so vast that it would have been sufficient to pay off the Whole of tTie Nation^ Debt as it existed at the be winning of the French war, as wefras the whole of the current expenses ofthe country for the time. Surely no more need be said to shew the wasteful expenditure of Government during the war. At length peace came, bin it c.-. me unhappily without the be- nefits which were usuall, its attendants. It was most astonish* ing to remark how little difference was made in our expendi- ture by the change fr^ i » war to peace. The whole expenditure JJ. the year 1830 amounted to 75 millions j the whole expen- pTflire of the year 1806' amounted to 79 millions and a half, t? « us exhibiting a relief in the fifth year of peace as compared with the twelfth ysar of wur of liitle more than four million * du mticMur thi expenditure, Tim revenue inhibited a siuik- r - llir air pirttire. In ill? year 1350. tiic revenue amounted to fl fraction tinder 60 millions, and in tlic year TH'Jl it amounted to ( J) millions. In 181 1 and 1R12 the average market price of gold Vas L. 4 ! 1!) : : lielng a depreciation as compared with the standard price of 1.1 s if, 10* of about 2', per cent, average reVelufc In those two years wis 75 millions anil a half. If, therefore, he wished to ascertain, ihe amount of that re- venue ill feat sterling gold—. if he wished to estimate the sum ^ vhich the people really paid i— n the Treasury in 1811 and Shit 1812. it would be necessary for hitn to diminish the sum o' 73 millions and a half by 27 perwhich would bring it to L~ 53,800,000. It thus appeared that in ( lie years 181!, 1812, the people actually paid eight millions less than in this year end seven millions less than in the lest year. Taking the average t » f the two years, the result was that the people actuallv paid seven millions and a half more iu these fifth and si* th years of peac » . than in the two years of war to wh> cli he had alluded ( hear.) Ill 1815, 1814 and 1815 the avenge market price of gold was r., 5 the ounce, being a depreciation of 2S J , ur cent The average revenue of" the three years ( exclusive of loans, ft c.) u- as 84 millions and a half. On ' hat sum 2S J per cent, amount ing to 12 millions and A half ; Which, deducted from the gross revenue of 84 millions and a half, brought down to fil millions and a half; being exactly the sum which the'Riglu Hon. Gen- tleman opposite boasted of being able to raise from the good people of England afihe present mpm ,- nt! ( hear). Adverting Hi the jrreui rise in the salaries of otvicjal men, lie Said, one would have thought in the years lol, 5 and 1816 that the com- plaints of low prices and the changesio the currency would have prevented anv increase at least of public salaries ; hut what was the fact ? The salaries of the Commissioners of Excise, the Commissioners of Custom-., and the Chairman of the Board were augmented ( hear) beyond the increase of the war, and tile jrronnd was, that they were deprived of certain patronage.— And what was this patronage ? the appointment of Captains, & e. to the Custom- house yachts, which were reduced, and which patronage was valued at I.. 200 a year tu the Commis- sioners. and I,. 250 to the Chairman. An increase somewhat similar had taken place e/ to the Sramp Commissioners. Hi Jcnew th « - re was ortlv a choice of evils ; they had to choose be tween insolvency and efficient retrenchment. What plans'other penrlemeti might propose he knew not ; he only trusted, that, among them all. no gentleman would lend an ear to any plan for assisting the distresses of the landed interest by increasing • he facility of borrowing, ( hear), and thereby subjecting them fo flie only claim which Government had not yet upon them, fiamely, that of Exchequer Bills, ( hear), and which could only produce aft aggravation of the evil. Above all, he would waru flie hoijse against any plan of relief, founded on a shifting of the ta* fe « . C hanging the burdens would not do, and still let* » rry measure which had for its object the revival of the odious Income lax. The house ought to know by experience, that if the Chancellor of the Exchequer once got his fool on that Chosen ground, he would not leave it until he had extracted the uttermost farthing, ( hear, hear, and a laugh). The Hon. Member concluded a most powerful speech, of which we can- not even present an outline, by moving amidst loud cheers, " That it is the hounden duty of this house, well considering the pressure of the public burdens on alt classes of the com- munity, and particularly on the agricultural classes, to pledge itself to obtain for a suffering people such a reduction of taxa tion as would a fiord them effectual relief" The, Marquis Of LONlXfNDERRY said, if the Hon. and learned Gentleman haj( t pointed out to the House any re- duction which might be made in the public expenditure com- patible with safety, all were agreed that such reductions should lie extended even to the uttermost farthing. If he could prove rfiat without violating any of those principles lot which in his speech he professed a respect, he would have relieved the lions* and the country fr- m all that anticipated horror which fhe terror of his declamation, and some of his mys'erious allu- sions were so naturally calculated to inspire.— ( Clieprs.) When be convInccd the House of the possibility of such an economy -— founded in principle— then, indeed, he would accomplish Ihe object of his present proposition. In looking to the ex- tensive range of argument, or he should rather say, detail, through which the lion, and Learned M ember had pursued Jiis c. mpse ; if he felt lhaf this question was before the House / or full discussion, he should not have been the first to follow tfic Hon. and Learned Member, because he knew that lie had the honour of sitting among those who were much more capa- ble of exposing the fallacies and exaggerations of the Hon. jVlember. Had his zeal in the public iseivice been as great as lie described it— had he seen his course clcar before him. it was not likely that he should have endeavoured to arraign or to J • aluirmiate the Government ; he would have not endeavoured to entrap the House into a sudden conclusion upon thisserious question, but he would have waited for a short time until his ilj; jesty's Government had developed their views upon this subject. The noble Marquis proceeded to complain of exag- gerated statements made bv the Hon. and Learned © entleman, and in conclusion observed that he ( Mr. brougham) bad pur- sued the course which had been marked out by the om. aoua failure of a motion for art inquiry into the state of the Nation. The defeat of the marshalled and menacing troops which were Jed into the field on that occasion by the Kight Hon. Gentle. m » n ( Mr.. Tierney) would have paraUaed the efforts- of a less adventurous spirit than the present Mover ; but ho, too, must foarn from rap^ erienee that the men of whose minds he thought so humble were r » of so little Clea/ sighted as not to perceive the Object for which he toiled and fought with so much exertion.— He would learn from fhe issue of that contest thai he had not followed the course which the honest country Gentlemen ap- proved. For all the reasons which he had assigned he shou'd more the previous question. lie should on Friday next open tile views wfiich on this subject presented themselves to the consideration of his Majesty's Ministers— he should propose for the distress a system of relief, and he was much mistaken if h* should not be able to demonstrate that the system was much more calculated to relieve the distress of the country, and more particularly the agricultural distress, than the mode proposed by tbe Hon, Gentleman. He should propose no vote of a sudden kind • ' out time must be given to allow the country to consider the measures. He trusted, therefore, that the House would concur with him in setting aside the motion by voting for the previous question, which singly said that this was not th e moment for deciding upon the subject.—( Cheers.) Mr. CALCKAFT complained that the Noble Lord, in his anxiety to defend himself and his colleagues, had lost sight of the question before the house. The Noble Lord seemed to think that if he lost his place, it wmuld be a greater misfortune to the country, than even the unparalleled distress under which it was now labouring. ( Hear.) Full two^- and- twenty years ftad the Noble Lord now been in power, and what had he ever done for hi* country? What, plan did he bring forward to nmelitfrate its condition— what scheme of policy to forward its improvement ? None In the affection of the Noble Lord his country had not found a friend ; in his power it had not Found a protector. The Noble Lord should regret that, though had been so m » nv years in power, the name of his country * ras never mentioned but fn connection with convulsion and bloodshed. ( Hear ) He concluded by saying lUat the silence of* the Noble Lord upon any deduction of taxation, coupled uith the declaration of the Right Hon. the Chancellor of the Kxehequer on a former night, induced him to think that his Majesty's Ministers intended no'reaT relief, and he therefore thought that the present motion shou& f& e supported—( Hear.) JWr. RICA R DO then rose to address the House, but spoke fn so low a tone of voice as to be almost inaudible in the gallery From the observations which we were able to hear, we believe fie spoke to the following effect ;— Taxation was not the cause of the present agricultural distress. A country might be totally • without taxes, and yet in the exact situation that England was at present. It was consistent enough in those who thought that the restoration of the currency bad made a change of 50 or 56 per cent* in the value of money, and had consequently increas- ed the actual value of thp taxes in that proportion, though their nominal amount still remained the same, to say that taxation was the chief cause of the distressed state of agriculture; but it was impossible for those who held that the restoration in the currency, had not created any thing like so great a change, to accede to such a statement, or to give their vote in favour of the proposition which his Hon. and Learned Friend had that evening submitted to tlit House. On- a future occasion he should explain the reasons wiry be thought that the alteration produced iu the vahte of money by the restoration of the cur- Tency had been greatly over- stated ; and then he should en- deavour to show that if proper measures had been taken at the time of passing Mr. Peel's Bill, the resumption of cash payments would have produced no effect whatsoever on the price of corn and other agricultural produce. Mr. 1$ ROUGH A M very shortly replied. The gallery was then cleared for a division, when there ap- peared— For the previous questhm, 212— Against it, 108— M ijoritr for Ministers, 104. The House then adjourned at eleven o'clock. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Petitions complaining of agricultural distress were pre- sented from Wisbeach, Glamorganshire, and jSwalfham in Norfolk. ti A new writ was ordered for RlccUTngly in fflc room of the Marquis of Titcbfield, who bad accept epted the Stewardship of the Chi'mrn Hundreds. Mr. HUME moved for returns of all military officers re- ceiving pensions on account of wounds, specifying the par- ficttl. irs- for an accotmt of all sum* expended on the Royal Military College, Bagshot, in addition to the 336,0001. voted in1RI8 ; for accounts of the Mpctaa of building the Ka-' India College, with the number of Cadets sent out; for re- turns of allowances to foreigners as emigrants or otherwise T1 ey wore orderi L Sir. IK-' ME moved for returns of persons now in Hoi, Orders, who were, at the same time, ill the receipt ul'naval or aiilitjfr^ half- pay,— ( Hear, hear.) ' Mr. l. t'SnrtfCTdU suggested the dffllfcHy of mating out the list. Mr. H UMJJ said, that if he were Secretary to the Trea- sury, lie would be able to say how the fliiRcult;' copld be re- —( Hear, hear.)— Ite knew that there were many per. sons- vim were thUs- slfuahtd. Mr. CALCft A PT inquired what would be the situation of the country if it sboi Id require the services of these half- pay officers.—( Hear, hear.) Th « - aoiV. n- it was then order?- 1. Mr. HUME next moved for returns of persons receiving militia as well as military half- pay—. Ordered. , Mr. HOME fhen moved for an accoutit of the Fee Fund of the Court of Session; together with the receipts, and also the appropriation. I, ord 111N. VI KG suggested, whether it would not be bet- ter first to consult the opinion of the I. ord Advocate. Mr. HUME, in reply, observed, that the Fund was a Parliamentary 0110, and that therefore he did tie* desire to confer with his I. ordship, he being a party concerned, The Fiiml was properly under the controul of the House. Under these circumstances he thought it right to press his motion The account was then ordered. Mr* HUME moved for an Account of the appropriation of the 100,0001. granted on account of his Majesty's Coronation, together with a statement of the expenses of the lioard of Works, of ihe Ordnance. & c. Mr. LUSIllNGTON wished that the motion should not be pressed now. lie Ifusted that it would be suffered to stand as a notice. Mr. HUME withdrew his motion, with the understand- ing, that wbai had passed stand as a notice. Wednesday, Feb. L3. Several petitions were presented complaining of agricul- tural distress. Mr. HUME moved for returns of the sums granted to th - Vaccine Hoard, during the last year— tV. r a return of the pay list for Great Britain and Ireland for the last year— for a list of the First Commissions granted during the year, and for the amount of other Promotions granted in the Cavalry and In- fantry from First Commissions to Lieutenant- Colonel- during the last year, and whether with or without purchase ; and alsi for returns of all public officers and servants, who having been intrusted with public money, had bccome defaulters— the names of such defaulters, the amount of their deficiences, and the steps taken for the recovery of tho same— and for an amount of the expenses of the Mint, & c. of tbe last year.— Ordered. OPENING LETTERS. Mr. HUME complained, that a letter, directed to him by one- Jones a convict at the hulks, had been opened, and he wished to know by what authority it wis done. Mr. PEEL said, no complaint had ever been stopped, though the letters hud been opened. There was a regulation that all letters written from the Hulks should b? opened, and if the regulation was to exist at all. it must, as be believed, be without exception' of persons—( Hear, hear)— otherwise Members of Parliament might be made agent* in aiding frauds. By inclosing sealed letters to Members, convicts might get letters forwarded to other persons. As to the right of the Crown to stop letters written by convicts, he believed no one could deny it, aud that the regulation had prevented frauds, and even cscape of prisoners. He could assure the Hon. Gentleman, ' that no longer ago than within the last fort- night. the escape of four convicts had been prevented byopen- ng a letter, and more than that, he would assure the 11.0 . Member that his correspondent, Jones, had been detected in an attempt to escape. Mr. BROUGHAM wished instantly, and without loss o me, to enter his protest against the doctrine of the Right Hon, Secretary. He must contend, that to open any letters addressed under etiver to a Member of Parliament, was a gross breach of the privileges of the House. Mr. JAMES gave notice, that on Thursday in the nex week, he1 should call the attention of the House to the practice of openina letters addre'ssed to Me. hers of Parliament. Silt ROBERT WILSON'S DISMISSAL. Sir It. WILSON said if tbe circumstance to which he was now about to call the attention of Ihe house, was one wholly of a l « rsonal nature, however keenly he might feel the injury he bad sustained, he would not have obtruded himself on th. house ; but when he considered that it was not a question iu which he himself was alone concerned, but one which con- cerned. and very nearly indeed, the interests of the people of England, lie felt it his duty to submit his case to the considera- tion of a British House of Commons. He did not now mean to deny the prerogative of the Crown to remove officers at plea- sure, but I e must contend, that, if this power was exercised, it struck at once at the independence of every military man who held nny place of confidence, or who had to perform duties as a M.- mber of Parliament; and it was a prerogative which had never been used but to tbe disadvantage ofthe people. Willi ecsp t tolr:. . ii removal, lie would ask the house to look at his case, and say if be had uo reason to complain of injustice' ? He had lieen 29 years in the service, and had testimonials of good conduct from the Commander- in- Chief; but had been di. Mni. sed in a manner which shewed that political feeling had influenced the conduct adopted tow ards him If be bad been guilty of any offence, the country, the army, ' and the house, ought to have known it; but ha had bten refused a trial, and had no course hue to snbrnit bis case to ihe house, and to ask for justice. He then entered into a detail of the facts of bis case from its origiu to its closo. and declared solemnly he took no part in the ahlangemunts for the funeral ; he did not, as had been reported, attend any private meeting at Hammersmith and it was not till late in the evening pre'eiiing the funeral that he knew the funeral would take place the next morning. He declared he did not know of any intention to stop the pro- cession nor di. l he meet 20 persons on ilie road. Accompanied by the Members for Aberdeen and Shrewsbury, he proceeded till they came to Kensington Church, and here a stoppage took place, occasioned by some carriages drawn across the road He observed the inob bad stopped a bagg'. ge waggon, taking the horse out, which might be a great inconvenience. Son after, it was apparent that Sir Robert Baker had determined to g.. by the City, and they proceeded till they came to Hyde- Park gate, and here he was surprised to find the procession turned into the Park, and soon after he saw a party of cavalry, and heard some abusive and irritating expressions applied to them by the populace. Some time afier. they arrived near Cumberland gate, and lie then received information the soldiers had fired on the people. He rode forward to see if he could assist in restoring peace. At ibis time, he was met by some- body, he did not know whom, and this person said. Sir Robert Wilsoij, you had better go no farther ;" but he hoping he might be ot service, rode forward, and saw shots fired down the UxbriJge- road. At this time, the necessity for tiring had ceased. He intreated the soldiers to refrain from firing. A shot Wfl„ immediately afterwards fired, and passed close to his ( Sir R.' s) face, and seemed to graze the skin ; at this time he s; lw four soldiers retreating; he rode up to them and said. " you are soldiers of Waterloo, and have had cannon balls at your heads, never mind a few stones, don't disgrace yourselves by firing on your countrymeU." He then proceeded to detail his interview with Sir It. Baker and Captain Oakes, and solemnly declared that in every thing he had done, he had « cted solely with a desire to preserve the peace ; he accompanied the funeral to Ilford, and then returned to his own hou- eiii town, and remained at home the whole day, though a deposi- tion had been made at Bow Street, that he had dined with an individual he did not know, and drank a most vulgar if not a treasonable toast. The Hon. Member then proceeded to detail rhe subsequent steps which he had taken to obtain an inquiry into his conduct. The Hon. and gallant Member exposed and rebutted all the calumnies which had been sworn or circulated against him— making the most of them appear both ludicrous and wicked. He was often cheered by the house. The Hon. Member concluded l. y moving. That Copies of the Correspondence bciweell his lioval Highness the Com- mander in Chief, Lord Viscount Sidinouth, and Sir R, Wilsou, belaid befole the house. Lord Palinefston and the Marquis of Londonderry resisted the motion, upon the broad ground that any interference by the House of Commons with the King's discretion in the management of the army would be a violation ofthe Consti- tution ; his Majesty's undoubted prerogative being to dismiss any Officer w ithout trial or inquiry. This, the Noble Marquis - aid, bad* often becu done ; and there were instance* in which Officers had been dismissed the service after they hod been acquitted by a Court Martial. Mr. Lambton, Mr. Grey Bennet, Mr. Iluine, and Sir F. Burdett, strenuously sup- ported the motion, wliich Sir John New port condemned, as tending to render the armj independent of the Crown, and de- pendent upon that House, or rather upon any party it might be able to command in it— a principle pregnant w ith danger to the liberties of the country. The motion was negatived by a majority of 199 to 07. Thursday, Feb. 14. There being only 38 Members present at four o'clock, the- House adjourned till next day. Friday, February 15. Petitions were presented from owners aud occupiers of land, in various parts of the country, praying relief generally, and ftfr a proportionate reduction of taxation and retrenchment. Lord AI. THORPE presented a petition from the tanners, & c. in the neighbourhood of Perth, complaining of the heavy tax on leather. The noble Lord said, be was convinced the present distress did not arise from the operation of any parti- cnlar tax, but from taxation jrenerally. SCOTS BURGHS— COMMISSARY COURT. Lord A. HAMILTON postponed his motion on tbe office • f Conservator ofthe privileges of the Scots BHrghs, and that or the Abolition of tile Coiuiniasary Courts in Scotland, to Monday next, ' t » A1ttMrt? tffAft¥ ttftfriRft. Lord JOHN RUSSELL gave notice, that oil the 25th April he should submit a molion to the HottU', for the purpose ofelfectiuga more efficient representation ofthe people. FLIF. LATE QUEEN'S FUNERAL: Mr. bENNETT gave notice of a motion, on this subject for Thursday the 28ih inst. WESTMIA'sTEn PETITIM. Sir F, IJUROETT said he held in his hand a petition, adopted at one of the racist numerous and refipetiahte meetings of West mi uster he had ever attended; and lie had great satis faction in presenting it, because In almost every sentiment it contained he agreed. The part in which he disagreed w ith the petitioners w as that in which they imputed tbe distress to the operation ofthu bill called Mr. Peel's bill. He contended that tbe depreciation of our currency had nothing to do with the rise or fall in fhe price of agricultural produce, and was decidedly of7 opinion, that nothing but the most benedcia* effects wer. likely to arise from that measure. He Urged the House most earnestly to take inio its consideration tlie question of Parlia- mentary Reform. Mr. HOIJHOUSE also supported the petition, which was ordered to be printed. AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS; Tlie Marouis of LONDONDERRY, in a speech of three hours, laid before the House the particulars of his Plan for th;- relief of Agricultural Distress, IIH; details of which our limits will not allow us to enter into at present. He conclud- ed by moving, that there he laid on the table an " Account of the net public income of the country from the 5th January 1820 to the 5th January 1821, and of tho expen- diture for the same period ; " Also an account of lite amount of the Funded and Un- funded Debt, and ofthe balance of public money in the Ex chequer on the 5th January 1821 ; " Also an account of the money applied to the reduction of the Funded and Unfunded Debt during the same period ; " Also similar accounts applicable to the 5th Jan. 1822. together with an estimate of the probable expenditure for the year 1822, exclusive or such stuns as may be applied to tbe reduction of the national debt.* 3 After some observations from Mr. Brougham. Mr. Hume, Colonel Davies, and Mr. Huskisson, the question was put and carried without a division. MINORITY ON MR. limit's ADDITION TOTIIE ADDRESS, PLEDG- ING TWE HOtfSE TO A REDUCTION OP TAXATION, WITH * vrew TO THE RELIEF OF THE DISTRESSES Off TBI) C:) UNTItT. Abercromliy, Hon J Grenfell. Pascoe Astell, W Gipps, George Baring, Hrnry Haldimand. W Barrett, S ill Hamilton, I. ord A Benvon. Benjamin FT atlicote. Sir G Heathcote, O John Heron, Sir Robt Hill, Lord Ar bur Ilobhouse J Cain Honywood. W P Hughes, WI, ' Birch. Joseph Brougham. Henry Bright. Henry Burden. Sir F Bury, Ve, c Benett John Betitinek, Lord W* Hutchinson. Hon. C H James, Wm Johnson, Col Lainbton J G Leonard, T B Nugent. I. ord Ord, Wm Ossulston, Lord Palmer, Col Palmer, C P Phillips G It Price. Robert Robarts, Abraham Roharf.% Geor « e Robinson, Sir G Rowley, Sir W Rumbold, C Rice, ' I' S Riekford. W Smi'h W Smith. Robt Smith, Satn Blake, Sir F Call raft. John Calvert. C Carter, John Clifton, Vise Curwen. J C Creevry, Tlios Curttis, £ J CtSugMon, Thomas Mal>* rly. W L Denison, W J Macdonald. J Der. man, Th. is Midocks. WA Dunctuinon. Vise Martin, John Kbrington, Vise Monck, J B Ellice. Ed Moore, Peter Fergusson, Sir R CMarjoribanks, S Fnlkeston, Vise Marryat, Joseph Fane, John Neville. Hon R Fox. G Lane Newport. Rt Hon Grattan, June, Sir John TELLERS— Hon II G Bennet and Joseph Hume. Mr. Bernal and Colonel Davies were shut out. Lushington StephenSmifh, Hon Rt Lethbridgir. Sit T Scarlett, J Maberfy, John Scfton. Earl of Stuart, I. ord J Sebright, Sir John Tierney, Rt Hon G Tennyson, C Whitbread. W H Whitbread. Sain Williams Wm Wilson, Sir Rt Wood. Alderman Wyvill, M MINORITY ON MR. BROUGHAM'S MOTION. That it is the hounden Duty of this House to obtain for the suffering People of these Realms such a Reduction of the Taxes, which now press upon all, and especially upon the Agricultural Classes, as may be suited to the Change in the Value of Money, and may afford an effectual Relief to the Distresses ofthe Country."— Feb. 11, 1822. Abercromhy, Hon J Fitzroy, Lord J Althorp, Visct Frankland. R Heaumont, T W Firraud. R Buham. J Fjun Fane, JoUn Hiring, Sir T Grafton, J Baring, Henry Graham, S Barnard, Lord Gurney Richard Barnard, Visct Hamilton, Lard A Beoott, John Haldimand, Wm Benyon. Benjamin Heathcote, G J Bernal, R Heron, Sir Robt Brougham. Henry Ilill, I. ord A Burdett, Sir F Hobhouse, J C Bvng. George Honywood W P Rougher. Sir F F Hume, Joseph Barrell," Sir C Hurst. Robt lliirrell. W Hutchinson, Hon Beniinck, Lord W C II Carter. John James. W Calvert, C Jervoise. G P C-. lwrt, N Lemon, Sir W Clifton, I. ord Leonard, T It Coffin, Sir I Lawley. F Crespigny, Sir W Leake, W Cromptoil, S Maberly, W I, Curwen, J C Macdonald, - las Creevey, Tbos Madocks, Wm Calthorpe, Hon P Marjoribanks S Curteis, E Markhain, Admiral Davies, T II Martin. John Denison, W Mmck, J B Duudas, Clias Moore, Peter Davenport, O Neville, Hon R Ebrington, Vict Newport, Sir J Ellice, Ed Nugent, Lord Fergusson. Sir R C Ossuslton, Lord Fitzgerald, Lord W Palmer. C F TELLERS— John Caleraft aud Viscount Duiicannon. The division upon this important, subject having very unex- pectedly taken place at BO early an hour, the following Gentle- men, and about 12 others, were shut out : — Birch, Joseph Browne, l) om Cavendish, Charles Bemiet, Hon II G Gavcndish. Henry Lambton, J G Pares, Thos Pelham, Hon C A Phillips, G jun Price, Robert Portman, E B Ricardo, I) Robarts, A Robarts, Geo Robinson, Sir G Rowley, Sir W Russell, Lord John Rice, T S Rickford, W Smith. Hon R Smith, G Smith, W Smith, Abel Scarlett, J Sefton. Earl Scott. Jaines Stanley, Lord Stuart, I. ord J Sykes, Dan Tennyson. C Titchfield, Marq Tavistock, Marq Whitmore.- T W White, Luke Whitbread, W Whitbread S Wilkins, W Williams, T P Williams., W Winnington, Sir T Wood, M Wyvill, M Wilson, Sir Robert MINORITY ON SIR R. WILSON'S- MOTION FOR 1' AL- EIIS AETATLVE TO HIS DISMISSAL FROM TH11 ARMY Ttr. 15. Abercromby, Hon J Ferguson. Sir R Althorpe, Vise Beaumont, T W Baring, Sir Thos Barrett. S M Benyon. Berij. ' Bernal, Ralph Birch. J Brougham, II Browne. Dom Bright, II Burdett. Sir F Bury, Viscount Bentinck. I. ord W Buxton, T F Grattan, T Graham, SandforJ Guise, Sir W Gurney, H Ha niltoii, Lord A Heithcote G J Heron, Sir II Ilill, Lord A . Hobhouse, J C Honywood, W P Hughes, W L Hume, Joseph Hurst, Robert Price. R Plumber. John Rickford, W Ramsden, J C Ricardo, David Robarts, A Robarts. G Robinson. Sir G Rowley. • Sir Wm Rumbold, Cbas Russell, Lord John Russell, R G Rice. T S Smith, Wm Bougbton. Sir C R James. William Ilutchinson. honC IlSmith. Samuel Calvert C Calvert. N Chalouer, Robert Calcraft, John Chamlierlaync Carter, John Clifton, Lord Poke. T W Creevey, T W Johnson, Colonel Lennox, Lord G Leycester, Ralph Lnshington, S Marryat t, Joseph Maberley, John Macdonpbl. James Monck. J B Moore. Peter D'Crespigny, Sir WN irmanby, Vic Davies, T H Denison, W J Denrtian, Thomas Duiicannon. Vise Dundas, Hon T Ebrington, Lord Ellice, Edward Ferrand, It Nugent, Lord O'Callaghan, J Ossulston, Lord Palmer, Colonel Petbam, C 1' Pares, Tliomas Phillips,- G R Powfett, Hon W Sir W Lemon paired off. Scarlett. J Scndamore. R P Sefton Earl of Stanley, Lord Stewart, W Stuart. I, ord J Sykes, Dan Tennyson, C Tierney, Rt Hon G Whitbread, S C Williams. William Wilson, Sir Robert Wood, Alderman Wyvill, M TELLERS. Bennet, Hon II Lambton, J G FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FROM FKENCII PAPERS. By an express, bringing advices from Parts dated Wednesday evening, the 6tli inst. at eight o'clock we learn that the new restrict ire law on the press has passed J^ the ChamW of ftcputiC£. At about sta o'clock 6n that day, the Chamber divided On the luw when ther ippearcd, \ For tile law....;.;.; Against it i' > Majority — Ml The French papers of Wednesday Contain the debate on this law iii tlib Chamber On the preceding - day. The ' 7th article oaVc rise to a long debate on the relative fit- ness of the French Juries and Cours lloynhs to decide on questions of libel. This article, as well as the 18th, was strongly resisted bv tltc left side.— When the President proceeded, in the usual manner, to put the paragraph of the law to tlie vote, a very Extraordinary Scene of confusion occurred i several of the Members of the left side " declared their intention not to vote. We give the expressions as they Occur, with the description of the French journalist! M. Benjamin Constant— We protest, in the face of France of which we are the Representatives. M Demarcay— We will not vote. M. Corceiles— It is an infamous law. M. Kcratry— We will not be accomplices in the des- truction of all of her liberties. Here the greatest disorder ensued in the Chamber Almost all the extreme left rose with a menacing air ; the right, the centre, and the left centre, remaining passive. Mi Girardin— Your majority 1UIB covered itself with disgrace Some Metiiliers of the left side addressed violent apos- trophes to the Ministers. M. Cassirair Perrier— The Ministers do not even deign to explain. M. de la Favette pronounced very distinctly these words— which we are quite sure ( savs the French lie- porter) that we heard distinctly :—" \\ c protest, and we appeal from this proceeding to the energy of the French people." M. de Grammont— We all make the same protesta- tion. The disorder was now at its height ; but the right side remained calm and silent. The President then put the question to the vote. All the right, the right centre, and the centre, properly so called rose simultaneously amidst cries of Vive le lloi. The extreme left more and more agitated, took no pirt in the proceeding. New cresof Vive le Hoi arose nsthe President announced the adoption of the first paragraph. M. de Gramniont— Proceed as yon think proper ; there is no longer a Chamber ; vote also the rest ofthe law, if agreeably., to you. An amendment of M, Bonnet was next put to the vote and was met by exclamations from the left of " We are no longer a Chamber." VI. Keratry— The Chamber is no more : the Charter is no more i The President having intreated them to preserve si- lence the discussion continued. __ M. Cassimir Perrier said—" We have not thought o proper to vote; we considered that it was ourdntv not to give the assistance of our co- operation to a law whose only tendency is to put power into the hands of the \ ristocraey."—( I- ong shouts of " Bravo!" from the left.) The Keeper of the Seals then addressed the Chamber, but was, as usual, treated with great disrespect. As ail instance of tiieir mode of treating him, it is mentioned, that the louder he speaks ( and his voice is remarkable for ts sonorousness), thev call out to him from all sides— Speak louder— we cannot hear you !" The discussion adjourned to the next day. PARIS, Feb. 12.— The intelligence brought to our Government from Spain not having been made public his given rise to a thousand different rumours. Those which are the most generally circulated, and which are least improbable in character, would lead fo the belief that the repressive laws recently presented to the Cortes, relative to the Liberty ofthe Press, and the Patriotic Societies, have excited general discontent, and that the - Ministers ( one only excepted) have sent in their resigna- tions. It is added that the Cortes have, almost unani- mously, rejected these enactments. It is farther said, that the only Minister who ventured to encounter popu- lar feeling, having presented himselfto support the dis- cussion, the Deputies charged him with an ur » ont roes- sage to the King, requiring explanations on tbe nature if the responsibility which the Government could offer, when almost all the Ministerial ofBeeis were vacant. Great importance is attached to the plot agaiust the state lately discovered at Nantes. The Count Despi- nois, commanding the 12tl> military division, has pub- lished an order ofthe day dated Nantes, tbe 7th inst. in which he congratulates the 13th regiment of infantry of the line on their loyalty and devotion iu not being ! eil astrav by the three individuals of that corps who are implicated in the conspiracy. The three individuals al- luded to are, Lients. Francois Xavier Raymond, Fran- cois Delahave. and Jean Louis Gamelon, for the ap prehension of whom orders have been issued ; and a!? o of two others, viz. B. Foure, and Dttpttv, both half- pay officers ofthe guards, nud Chevaliers ofthe Legion of Honour. in I ROW re j Con pcitaai& ttly settle ill Lo; i( ion, only vuytjiig the Continent occasionally ; and that an addition will be made bv Parliament to the Duke's income." It is iiffirmcd that want of subsistence b^ ts forced the Ottoman army to evacuate Moldavia and Wallach'ta, and that, concentrating itself behind the Danube; where it is supported by the fortresses, it proposes to afoul the iinpcthous attacl; of the Ririssian army, if it should pasi* the Prntti. The fanners in Poland and Hungary, who hope to sell their grain and cattle to the Russians, look with inipatit- ncc for the commencement of hostilities. It would, however, be difficult for the Ktissian army toi take the field before flic month of March, on afcotmf of the bad condition of tbe roads. It is generally Ifct- lieved that the Emperor Alexander will place himself at the head of the troops; his presence would not only an> mate the courage of the men, but would also relieve the Commanders in Chief from the fear of two great a re- sponsibility.. , , , •• • i Notwithstanding the pacific intention of the Shach of Persia, it seems that he cannot hinder his eldest sou froui continuing his excursions oil the side of Bagdad. The Greeks have made themselves masters of Napolt di Romana, but the citadel of Athens is still in the hand< of the Turks. FROM GERMAN PAl'FRS. JCFUEMBURGH, Feb. — From the Italian frontiers we have the following accounts:—' lite Congress of the Morcatie Depulics was permanently assembled at A rgos, where the Deputies of tbe districts ( the Morca is divided into twenty- four districts) are employed, without inter- ruption, on the organization of the Peninsula. They were much more quiet and undisturbed there than at Tripolizza, which is at present the chief fortress held by the Greeks, and their principal depot of arms. The Congress sent to Prince Cantacuzeno, at Leg- horn, his appointment, and special instructions to repair to St. Petersburg]! as soon as lie should receive the pass- ports that had been asked for, and formally to entreat the aid ofthe Russian Emperor for the cause of tbe ( ireeks. The Prince, in fact, received, before he left Leghorn, the permission to repair to the liussian capi- tal. ( ireat expectations are entertained in the Morea from his mission. Napoli di Itotuani, Patras, and Coron, still hold out, but the garrisons are closely block- aded, and cannot possibly hold out long, if they do not receive assistance from the Porte. They are in hopes of th s assistance, and for this purpose the armament of the Turkish fleet in the Dardanelles is forwarding with great activity. The fieel is shortly to sail with a corps of troops on board transports. The Greek Admiralty, aware of this, adopts the most suitable means to attack the Turkish squadron and defeat its object. The Greeks have taken possession of the citadel of Corinth, which surrendered by capitulation at the cud of November.— Other important negotiations are said to be on foot, for the evacuation of other fortresses. The evacuation of tbe citadel of Athens is stated to have already taken place. The Greek Leader, Odysseus, is quite master again in Livadia. He intended to go to Thessaly where a numerous corps of Asiatic troops have arrived, sentbv Mahomet, Pacha of Salonichi, to the assistance of Chourschid Pacha. The latter expects further reinforce- ments. Since his disgraceful defeat by Ali, on the heights of Joannina, he remains on the defensive, and tries to keep open his communication with Thessalv.— Ali is in constant correspondence with the Greek and Albanessc leaders He demands that his mortal enemy, Pacha Bey, who was taken prisoner at Arta, shall be delivered tip to him, but the Suliots positively refuse to give him, at which old Ali is much enraged. BEHLIN, Jan. 29 We hear that his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland will go next spring to England, with his consort; and there is every reason to suppose that the Royal pair ( various differences having, been arranged during the Kiug's visit to Hanover), -. will AMERICA, < JC. Callao, the seaport of Lima, surrendered to Genera! San Martin on the 19th September. This fortimata event will give facilities to trade, mid put the Inde^ wn- dents in full possession of the advantages which the eon- quest ofthe capital must afford them. From a statement lately published in the Morning Chronicle, it appears that our merchants, with their usual avidity for " pecula- tion, have already deluged the m trkeM of Pent with British goods. ProtK'itv to the value of five or six mil- lions, it is said, has been sent out to supply a country^ the , imports of which, even in times of tranquTutv, not amount to one million Steeling. It is feared tfi.-. t the loss will be ruinously great upon a large proportion of tfie shipments made, ill. nigh there is no doubt that these, and shipments perhaps equally disadvantageous made to Mexico, will ligtire in Mr. Vansittart's annual accounts of exports, as proofs of flourishing tradf. With the accounts received from America, we have a cone of the memorial of the merchants and trailers of Norfolk, presented to Congress, for al> andoning the re- strictive system pursued towards this country, bv prohi- biting all British vessels from entering the ports of tbe United States, coming from tbe \ Yest Indies. Tlie subject has occasioned a strong sensation throughout the Union, and, according to some ofthe private letters from thence, a strenuous effort will be made to restore the in- tercourse with tbe British West Indian Islands. A packet has arrived from Lisbon, bringing advices to the 6th instant, which announce intelligence that . T Por- tuguese frigate and four transports bad just readied thd Tagns, from Pernambueo, having on board the troops who were concerned in the recent disturbances in that city; their number is stated at 600 or 700 men. It is not mentioned whether any proceedings will lie institut- ed against the officers- The Portuguese Government seemed to indulge in tlie hope, that as this force tuts been removed from Pernainbuco, perfect tranquility will pre- vail. Accounts from thence acquired in London direct, however, state that the public mind was iu some ferment, and that unpleasant consequences were to be apprehend, ed. The American journals have lately published the re- sult of the census for 1820, from which it appears that tbe whole numtierof inhabitants in the United States that year was 9,645.734, of whoni'l 531,436 Avese slaves. Comparing this census with that for 1810, we find that the annual rate of increase is about 29 peri sons upon each thousand ; and supposing the po[ nila » tion to be 10 000 000 at the 1st of January last, which it must have been, then at tbe 1st of January next it will amount to 2<) 1.000 more, or 10,291,000 TW is a sufficient confutation of Mr. Godwin's doctrine, that the increase of the population there is caused entirely W emigration ; for the highest estimates bave sever raised the number of emigrants from Europe to one- tenth of this amount. It appears farther, according to the rate of increase, the IVkilet iu the United States donble their numbers in years, the slaves in 2, r) f years, and the whole [ lobulation, in 21 1- Sth years. If the Whitej and Bkeks continue to increase in the satnfc^ ratio, tbe- n, in t- lie course of 1 18 vears, the slaves, who at present amount to two- elevenths, will be no more tlinu ono eleventh of the Whites, In this estimate, however, die free Blacks are classed with the Whites. LONDON, Feb. 15. The curiosity which prevailed with respect to tbe plan of Ministers filled the Gallery of the House of Commons tit an early hour yesterday ; and the passages to it were crowded during the afternoon and evening with person) anxious to Searu the nature of Lord Londonderry's j* rex- position. Well, the public have now got possession of tbe mighty secret, and tin- question- is, will tliev be satisfied? How has the loud call for retrenchment, heard from one extremity of the Kingdom to the other, been answered? Ministers hare from the whole amount of the civil ex- penditure of the country, consented to rciimstice little more than 1,50,0001-!— that ts, they have consented to the deduction of a small per ecntage from their ineoiif. es, which, in consequence of the improvement in our cur- rency will still, after this deduction, greatly exceed what they were receiving during the war ! All she overgrown and unprofitalile establishments are ke) 4 op, alt the sine- cures and pensions are religiously retained. " Necessity," quoth Lord Londonderry, " is the I'vrant's plea." by which we are to understand, no dotiltt, that the old system of waste and profligate expenditure is in no man- ner to be sacrificed to the necessities of the agriculturists. We shall content ourselves now with merely alluding to the result. The reduction in the whole of our ex- penditure, Army, Navv, and Miscellaneous, is to lie about two millions. I he five per cents, are to tic re- duced to four, which will give a further reduction of 1,1- 00,0001. Such are the reductions. The only dimi- nution of taxation is » deduction of Is. per bushel ori the Malt Tax, calculated at 1,400,0001. or 1,500,0001, Two millions are to be added to the Sinking Fund. But the most singular part ofthe plan is, tbe use which is to be made of four millions to Ix: advanced by tite Bank at three per cent, and to lie repaid by short instalinmiti on demand. This advance is to enable Ministers to operate on the Sinking Fund, to relieve the Agriculturists by loan, and to advance money to Parishes oppressed by Poor Rates. That this | i! an will at all satisfy the country no rational man can believe; and if it satisfies the House, all wo can say is, that another profit' will thereby lie aflbrdet?,, how little the opinions ami feelings of the people are re- presented in it. A more impudent piece of quackery never was attempted to be palmed on a nation Morn, Citron. Feb. 16. The ' Marquis of Londonderry last night developed bis promised plan in the House of Commons. He propo- ses, A reduction in the war malt duty by takinrr off one ... 3 shilling on t! ie bushel of malt, which it is calculated will amount in the whole to one million and a half ; A transfer of four millions from the funded debt to the unfunded debt, which stun is to be advanced by the Bank of England, and to be applied in the way of loan to the relief of such parishes as inav feel most severely the presnre of distress. The amount to be secured upon tbe parochial rates. Allusion was made to the scheme of paying off the four anH live per tents, but Lord Londonderry did not iuumatc wiiptiiur this opctatian \ va » to be e'lihtcd by' transferring tlic stories. into tlie tlmse per cents. 61' Ijr an issue of Exchequer bills. , Tiie Corn Laws are to be modified; but the principle -— the evil principle upon which they are founded is to lie preserved. The modifications extend to the preven- tion of a sudden influx 6f foreign corn in the event ofthe rise of price to the amounts now specified, and offer an encouragement to the native growers to warehouse corn under certain limitations. The Noble Marquis informed the house that the reve- nue of the country isina constantly progressive state of improvement, and that the exertions ofthe Ministers during the last recess of Parliament, in forwarding tile great work of retrenchment have not been unavailing The estimates for the present year will shew a reduction Ins compared with those of the year preceding, tS an amount little short of two millions, so that they will be actually less tiian the proposed estimates of the Finance Committee by the surii of 1,170,000/. This principle of deduction is not to close even here ; every opportunity of pursuing itifill be seized, and the Noblo Secretary Expressed a hope that in the next year another million may lie safelv taken from the general expenditure, with fur- ther reduction in each successive year, for a period of six years, from the present time. Ilis Lordship, in the course of his speech, referred to the increased con- sumption of bricks and soap, as evidence ofthe Improved state of the country in cleanliness and comfort.— Globe, Feb. 16. , WESTMINSTER ME ETIJfG. A Meeting of the inhabitants of Wesniinster toolc place fcn Wednesday in Covent Garden, to consider of the dis- tressed state of the country, The chair was taken atone o'clock by Arthur Morris, Esq. the High Bailiff. The following Members of Parliament were on the TuistingS :— Sir Francis Burdett and Mr. Hobhouse, the Members for Westminster ; the Hon. II. G. Bonnet, Mr. Hume, Mr. S. C. Whithread, Mr. Wyvill, of York, Mr Fysche Palmer, and a number ofthe gentle- men who take an active interest in the Westminster meet- ings. The High Bailiff opened the bus'nets of the meeting by reading the requisition- in pursuance of which he had convened it, and intreating that they would give a fair and impartial hearing to every person who thought proper to address them. Mr. Sturch then proposed the opening resolution in a speech in which lie strongly dwelt upon the necessity of reform in Parliament. A series of resolutions were afterwards put and agreed to, in substance as follows :— " That it is the decided opinion of this Meeting, that ( he dis- tress w lijch has for several years pervaded the country, pressing sometimes more severely on some classes, and at other times more severely on other classes, of Ihe community, will continue to increase, unless ( he people be fully and equally represented 111 the Commons House of Parliament. " That a petition be presented to ( lie House of Commons, complaining ofthe distress which pervailosthe country, and » ko of other serious grievances, and praying for a reform in the { Summons House of Parliament, and that it be presented to the fiouse of Commons by our representatives, Sir Francis Bur- dett and John Cam Hobbouse, Esq. " Thai the thanks of this Meeting be given to Joseph ITume, Esq. for his great exertioas in unmasking and exposing to the view of the people the enormous waste of the public money— for his perseverance in the face of such obstacles as no man unacquainted with proceedings in the House of Commons can appreciate— for the unexampled courage he has all along displayed, which has always increassd as a'ttempts have been made by the enemies of the people to put him down, and to stifle inquiry, by scorn, contempt, and insult. " That Mr. Hume be requested to pursue the straightfor- ward course - he has entered upon, satisfied, as we are, that ffe will convince every person not a dependent on corruption, that many millions of taxes may be taken off ; and hopeful as we are. that when the people see that taxes cannot be taken off while the House of Commons remains an it fs, they will join us id demanding a Reform in that House. " That the thanks of this Meeting be given to our worthy representatives Sir Francis Burdett and Juhn ( 7am Hob- house, E- q ft r their zeal and active exertions on all occasions in behalf of tlie people. " That the thanks oTtliis Meeting be given to Arthur Morris, Esq. the High Bailiff, for his ready compliance with the lequi- sition, and for his impartial conduct in the chair." The resolutions and petitions were carried unani- mously. Sir Francis Burdett, Mr. Hobhouse, Mr. Nicholson, Mr. Hume, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Whitbread, Mr. Wyvill, and Mr. Honywood, severally addressed the meeting, declaring the neeesity there existed of popular meetings, to demonstrate the sense of the country upon the ques- tion of Parliamentary reform. The utmost order prevailed during the whole meeting, which was very numerously attended. On Thursday night, at ten o'clock, a Cabinet Coun- cil was held at the Marquis of Londonderry's. The Ministers continued in deliberation about an hour. Prince Leopold arrived at Home the beginning of last month, and purposed remaining there for some months, We learn that a Requisition to the High Bailiff of Southwark is now in a course of signature, for the con- vening of an earlv Public Meeting to consider the pro- priety° of petitioning the Commons House of Parliament to amend the defective state of the representation of the people, and adopt a rigid system of economy in the ex- jiendi . re ofthe public money ; and also to take into consideration the propriety of thanking Mr. Hume for his laborious and persevering exertions'in Parliament to offecta reduction of the taxation, which is now become so oppressively burdensome to all classes of his Majesty s subjects. < , Tlie ship- owner'^ are much pleased at being informed that they are in a most prosperous situation, for they had not " been able to find it out. During th » last two years their property has been deteriorated full 40 per cent. At present a great number of their ships are un- employed, and the few freights which offer are so ex- tremely low, as scarcely to pay the ship's expences. LORD BYHON'S " CAIN."— In the case of Murray v. Beiibow and another, in the Court of Chancery, on Saturday, Mr. Shadwell said, that when lie moved for an ' injunction in this case on a former day, his Lord- ship, ( tiie Lord Chancellor) was of opinion, that he could not orant it without notice of the motion being served on the defendants, which had since been done. His Lord- at the same time doubted whether he could interfere on account ofthe nature and tendency of the book— The Lord Chancellor. " I gave no opinion of my own as to its merits ; I had never seen it. I only spoke what I had heard."— Mr. Shadwell said he was ready to show that the contetite of the work were as prdper and as moral as Milton's Puiadise Lost, or any other book of that description. As the defendant did not appear, lie trusted that his Lordship would grant the injunction. The Lord Chancellor. " Although the defendants do jiot appear, it is my duty to see that the work isot such n nature as the Court ought to interfere— Hand me the book tip and I will read it."— The book was accordingly handed to his Lordship.— The Lord Chancellor, 011 notninu into Court on Tuesday, said, " I have read this liook, MR Shadwell. This Court is not in the habit of interfering in literary piracy of this nature, without it is £ onvincc( f tlut an action at law could he sustained on it. I do not give mv opinion as to the merits or morality of the workf but I have sufficient ofreasonahle doubt that an action at law would not lie, and if si? this Court ou" ht not to interfere by the summary mode of injunc- tion. It may be thought strange, if the morality of the work is doubted, tluit this Court will permit several dif- ferent copies of it to be published, which will tend, to spread the poison. That is a thing this Court cannot help. It has not the jurisdiction to prohibit the publica- tion, it belongs to another tribunal, and those persons who publish the work will do so at the risk of what may be the consequences."— Motion refused. Wednesday a Court of Directors was held at the East India Ilouie,' when the foilpwing'comiaaudcre took leave ox die Couft, j^ Cvioiflf to dqptirting for their respective destinations, viz. Captain II, A. Druinmond, of the Castle Hitntly i and Captain F. Adams, of the Buck- inghamshire, for Bonibfty and China. Captain W. Pat- terson was sworn in to the command of tiie ship Cann- ing, consigned to Bencoolen and China. Th* East India Cbmpfmy's ship Canning, Captain PfcttersOn, consigned to Bencoolen and China, is order- ed to sail For Gravesend the 24th inst. stay there five days, and be in tlie Downs the 5th March. A distinguished Turk turned Christian. Osman Aga, a Turkish Grandee, late the Chief Officer of the Viceroy of Egypt, being disgusted with the dogmas of the Koran, determined to embrace Christianity., has lately arrived at Home for that purpose. He is accom- panied by nine domestics, four of them are the finest looking blacks ever seen. OIL the Corso tile grand at- traction is this Turkish nobleman artd his suite; for his black and white servants, all superbly habited, generally accompany him. He has brought a considerable trea- sure with him, which enable him to vie with the richest of the Romans. On Easter Saturday the ceremony of christening him and all his household will be performed in the magnificent church of St. Peter's, in the presence of his Holiness the Pope and all the Cardinals. Private letters from Lisbon, received by the last mail, mention, that the agents of a highly respectable house in London had tendered their services to the Portuguese Government, for the purpose of effecting a loan for them, requesting to have the preference as far as two millions sterling. We understand the Government de- clined accepting the offer, for the present, as it had not yet been ascertained how far the establishment of the Bank would improve the financial state of the country, or what savings would take place by the introduction of the various reforms and improvements in every depart- ment of the State. We rejoice to find tflis confidence inspired by the late changes in Portugal, and this testi- mony alone is superior to any eulogies which could be produced in favour of the establishment of the new order of things. PORTUGUESE NAVY In one of the late sittings of the Portuguese Cortes, a report was presented by the Special Committee, of the Navy, to which a memorial from the officers of that department, had given rise, joined by thase of the brigade of Marines, In this do- cument thev state, that although general promotions had taken place in the Army and Civil Departments, after their long and arduous services, none haij been made among them, with the exception of those belonging to the division which had accompanied the King. This memorial led the Comftittee into a general examination of the state of the Portuguese Navy, when it appeared, that in 1793, the most flourishing period thereof, it con- sisted of one ship of llOgUns, one of 80, four of 74, and six of 64; total 12 ships mounting 870 guns : two frigates of 4- 6 guns, one of 44, one of 40, and eight of 36, making 12 frigates, inountiifg 464 guns ; also 10 corvettes, brigs, and cutters, mounting 222 guns, and commanded bv 2 Admirals, 3 Hear- Admirals, 10 Com- modores, 19 Post Captains, 1 I Commanders, 40 First Lieutenants, 36 Second ditto, and 22 Third ditto, being total 143 officers. In 1821, the total of serviceable ships was 4, viz. Don John VI. of74gutis ; St. Sebastian, 64 ; Infante D. Pedro, 61- : and Alphonso de Albuquerque, of 64; of which the two latter require greafr repairs. Besides the above, there is a 74, called the Queen, just arrived from Rio Janeiro, but in so bad a state, that the re- pairs would cost more than the building of a new vessel. Also eleven frigates, mounting 428 guns, three of which are vet on the stocks ; 7 corvettes, mounting 176 guns ; 6 brigs, mounting 132 guns ; total, not service- able, 28 vessels, mounting 992 guns. The number of navy officers, from admirals to midshipmen, is 300 in Lisbon, and 285 in Brazils, making total 585 officers. IRELAND. DISTURBED DISTRICTS. ( From the Dublin Journal, Feb. II.) The insurgents of the south are still committing dread- ful acts of outrage and crime, according to the intelli- gence received this morning. COUNTY OF LIMERICK.— On Thursday night the parish church of Killedy was burned hy ruffians. It was 11 neat well finisht- d building. OIL the same night the church of Ablieyfeale was also demolished and the lead carried away. The farm house and out houses of Bally Regan were consumed to. ashes on the same night, with dairy utensils,, furniture-— several cows perished in the conflagration. The property belonging to Mr. Parker an officer on half pay. The house of Major Sullivan, near Newcastle, was entered in search of arms, but the family were not injured by the banditti. All the neighbouring gentry are taking shelter in the town of Newcastle. It is said that four of the 6th dra- goons were deprived of their arms in Abbeyfeale on Fri- day— they stopped to feed, and gave their arms to the owner of the house, but whheij they returned from the stables the arms were missing. On Sunday niglit the house of Mr. Plummer was searched for arms : but they had been previously sent to Newcastle— several other houses were also searched with- out success. On Monday night Mr. Griffin's house near Shanagolden was searched ;' but not finding arms, the gang struck and cut Mr. Langford, who had arriv- ed there that night. They then proceed to search the house of Mr. Potter of Dfcrenisn. On Monday night the house of D. Brown, near Croom, was attacked— he returned the shot of the as- sailants, and drove them off, but they set fire to his house, which was with difficulty extinguished. O11 Thursday night Major Harding's house, at Derawler, was searched, also Mr. Mason's at. Glenbrook They plundered a house in that vicinity of every article of wear- ing apparel; they next attacked the hduse of D. Mor- rissy, and robbed him of apparel and cash. lie col- lected some of his neighbours and pursued the robbers ; but rashly attempting to secure one them lie was despe- rately wounded, and they escaped across the bog of Derawlih. On Thursday night, about six o'clock, a house near Ballingran was attacked— it was defended by a lad only fifteen years of age, who kept firing on the assailants until relieved by yeomen. On. Tuesday night the house of J. I). Evans, Esq. at Knockaderry, was entered, and his arms seized. On the same night two Palatine's houses, within a mile of Newcastle, were rob- bed of one gun and some powder. They also attacked Ballingarane, a Palatine hamlet, but were repulsed by the inhabitants. From the house, of A. Meade they took two guns— another house near Newcastle was at- tacked— in a wofd, not a night passes without some out- rage in the neighbourhood. We have not space to enu- merate, even in tlie most concise manner, the various attacks and robberies committed in the county of Lime- rick during last week. CORK—' The intelligence received this morning from Cork is decidedly favourable. The Southern Reporter savs—" We have letters this morning from almost every part of the county, which give some pleasing and satis- factory accounts of the disposition ofthe peasantry."-— From Kanturk, we learn, that the example of surrender- ing arms, and swearing allegiance, is rapidly spreading, clnefly through the influence of the Catholic clergy. From Mac- room the accounts state that neighbourhood to be perfectly tranquil, and the people have returned to the cultivation of their farms with renewed activity. TIPPERARY.— The following are the only acts of outrage committed in this county : A large party of deluded beings assembled near Roes- dreen 011 Tuesday night, tarried off many of the farmer's horses, and rude tliem about all night; some of thtm were found much fatigued next morning— Bud some not found at alii i On Wc< ipeS% night < t man of t! t « najne of Fh ty Tob'in was barbarously Lcaleit or. the bruits oftulAera. hany, io that his life is despaired of. Informations. for this offence arfc Sworn against four then Viz. Edm. Lyons, Denis Bryan, Rich. Barry, and Robert Motrissy. . On Tuesday fevening. two soldiers ( if the 43d wcVe knocked . down rind severely beaten at Mitchelstown by a felicnv of. the name of iVlassv, and three others, though near 300 men of the said regiment were on that night quartered in the said town and vicinity, 011 their route for the County of Cork. NEW Iitisii DUKF.— We have already stated, that the Marquis ot Waterford will be elevated to a Duke- dom. His new title will be the Duke of Munster.— Freeman s Dublin Journal. DUBLIN, Feb. 13.— Tile intelligence received this • morning from theCounty of Cork, gives strong assur- ances of returning tranquillity in that quarter. Oil Sa- turday night, Mr. White, Mr, Walles, and Colonel Sir II. Gough,' with a party of the 22d Regiment, marched from Mill Street to the parish of Kilcumtnin, where they apprehended eight men, charged with the murder of Brereton, the Mail- coach agent.. One of these fellows has made important disclosures, and the wretches will soon be brought to justice. The Special Commission will open 011 Friday next, and the Attor- ney- General is confidently expected to conduct the pro- secutions. From Kerry we learn that the spirit of out- rage had rather increased. The search for arms is inces- sant. Large bodies assemble in the very skirts of Tra- lee. A Catholic Aggregate Meeting was held in Dublin on Wednesdays at which a Petition to both Houses of Parliament, praying a complete civil emancipation, upon the principle on which it. had commenced, was agreed to. It was, at the same time, resolved, " That it is essen- tial to the honour and interests of the Catholics of Ire- land, that a speedy discussion of their Claims should take place in Parliament; and that the Earl of Donongh- more, and the Right Hon. W. C. Piiinkett, be re- spectfully requested to present their Petition to the respective Houses of Parliament, at an early opportunity in the present Session, and at such time as may be most beneficial to Catholic interests. MARKETS, < 5- 0. AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN'. The following is the General Average which governs Im- portation, taken from the Weekly Return* of the quanti- ties and Price of British Corn, Winchester measure, in England and Wales, for the week ended 9th February : W heal, Rye, Barley. Oats, 48s 22s 20s 15s 3d 3d Od Gd Beans, Peas, Oatmeal, Bear or Big, - 22 s 1 id 24s 1 d 00s Od 00s OOd The average price of Brown or Muscovado Sugar, computed from the returns made ill the week ended Feb. 13, is 32s. 2^ d. per cwt. duty exclusive. CO UN EXCHANGE, Feb. l.- f. We had a good supply of Wheat and Barley fresh in this morning from Suffolk, and prime samples of each sold at Monday's prices ; but there was scarcely any demand for the inferior qualities— The Oat trade was very heavy, at ail abate- ment of Is. per quarter. HADDINGTON CORN MARKET, Feb. 15. A good supply of Wheat in market, which met with a dull sale. Top price 2s. lower— Top price of Barley O'd. and Oats 3d. lower than last day. Wheat. Ttnrley. Oats. Tease I Renns. lirst 52s Od 20s fid 17s Od 14s 6d j I4s Od Second 29s Od ISs Od i 15s Od 12s Od I 12s Od Third 27s Od 16s Od'* 14s Od lis Od | lis Od This day there were 569 bolls of Oatmeal ill Edinburgh Market— Retail price per peck of best oatmeal. Is Id. second Is. Od. MORPETH, Feb. 13. — At our market this day there was a good supply of Cattle, and a full market of Sheep ; being many buyers, fat met with ready sale at last week's prices.— Beef from 5s. to 5s. 6d.— Mutton from 4s. 8d to 5s. 6' d. per stone, sinking offals. GLASGOW CATTLE MARKET. Feb. 12— There were about 320 head offatcattle in the market yesterday. The greater part were but, in poor condition, anil sold from to 8s. a stone. Some good stots from Angus- shire, and some prime heifers from East Lothian sold from 8s. to 9s. a stone. The market was well supplied with sheep; ewes brought from 10s. to 14s. a head. Bhick- faced wedders sold from 16s. to 24s. and white- faced wedders sofd from 26s. to 54s. a- head. Stirling Candlemas Fair took place there on Friday tlie 1 st inst. The horse maiket was pretty well supplied with draught horses, and, considering the forward state of field labour, met with a fair demand. For some of the better heavy cart horses from 501. to 351. 10s. was obtained ; and good useful horses brought from 161. to 201. The show of black cattle was less than ordinary ; the sales dull, and prices low. FAIRS. FEBRUARY Blair- of- Athol, 1st day Dornoch, Callan'sFair, 1 st Wed Monymusk, 2< 1 Weds Charleston of Aboyne, 3d\ Ved. I-' orfar, last ditto Nairn, 18th day Abergeldie, last Friday Inverness, Wed. after 4th Dunkeld, 3d dav ( Old Stile.) Banff. Candlemas Fair, IstTues Rattray, ditto Stonehaven, the Thursday be- fore Candlemas New Pilsligo, 5d Tues.& Wed. Minllaw, 3d Tuesday Cornhill.( Newton of I'ark) lst Thurs. after Candlemas - INew Stile.) Botriphnie, Fumack, 15th day Old Deer, 3d Thursday I luntly, last Tuesday Alford, ditto Strichen, do, and Wed. Tarl. md, last Wed, Redcastle, ditto Oldmeldrum. day before Fyvie Fyvie, F. tsten's- even, IstTues. and Wed. after New Moon next after Candlemas Elgin, ditto Strowan Murray. Crieff, the 9th day ; but if that day be Saturday, Sunday, or Mon- day, it is held the Tuesday after. PRICE OF 3 per C. Red. 78| J 5 per Ct. N. 105\ 104£ 105J 3{ per Cent. 89$$ [ 4 per Cents. D9iJ STOCKS. India Bunds, 77 76 pr. Ex. B. 2 10001. 7 4 5 pr. Lottery Tickets, 19l. 18s. Cs. for Ac. 78 H 77j 78 NAVAL REGISTER. PROM LLOYD'S MARINE LIST, F'.>. 12. The schooner Pompey, lately, while on a trading voyage to the Havamiah, fell in with a iicitf of Pirates off Cape St. Antonio, where they plundered her of 9000 dollars, and afterwards permitted her to proceed. The schooner Honduras Packet had also been plundered, and her crew severely and cruelly treated. Deal, Feb. 5, 10, A. Tir It has blown hard all this morning from the WSW. and still continues. The Golcomla outward bound Itidiaman, has just parted from her anchor and cable, and let go another, which appears to hold her at present.— Most of the other ships have driven very considerably, and have struck their topgallant- masts and yards, and let go their second anchors, which we hope will enable them to ride the gale out.— Half- past 11. The Golconda has just parted from her second anchor and cable, and driven considerably to lee- ward. She has let go her sheet anchor, by which she appears lo ride.— Seven o'clock. Wind W. by S. considerably more moderate. The rest of the outward bound appear all well. Westport, Feb 2.— The Catharine of Leith, Morrison, left this place on the 26th ult. with oats, for Liverpool; she pro- ceeded to Anough Point, about one or two miles from the Quay, where she remained until this day, about three o'clock, when in consequence of a severe westerly wind she drew her anchors, and ran on sllor- 3 on Pigeon Point, where she lias re- ceived much injury, and it is feared the whole of the cargo will be seriously damaged.— Feb. 3. — About 60 or 70 tons of the Catharine's cargo has been dischatged free of damage; the remainder is much injured, and will requite a day or two to get about. Waterford, Feb. 4.— The brig Glasgow, of Dundee. Craig, from Manzauilla in Cuba, to Liverpool out 66' days, has put in here with loss of an anchor and cable, two boats, her bul- warks and stauncheons carried away, decks opened, and strain- ed considerably in her upper works. Limerick, Feb. 2.— It has been a very heavy gale of wind from W, to S. W. since 1 i*. m. yesterday evening. The James and Catharine of Greenock, for the North Herring Fishery, is put back with loss of anchors and cables. The Jamts, Birnie, from Liverpool lo the Highlands, and from thence to Newcastle, was wrecked near Mary port 3d inst. Part of the materials saved. The schooner Rising Sun, Low, for Greenock, from St. John's, Newfoundland, was abandoned on the Banks of New- foundland, having lost her rudder and* mast4. Crew saved hy an American ship arrived at Londonderry 25th ult. The Young Dixon, Foshack, from Onega to Bristol, which was arrested by the Magistrates at Stromnegg* has iWuu releas- ed by the Lurdji of S. ssittu, 1 • ' - T< .:>,•••' - r ' ' ••'•'.-• FET5. 15.— Hie Rpyal Oak, tSckehnfu, firom Shields to London, was driven on , shore on . Sunday night on the Spurn, but V.- as got off after throwing part of her cargo overboard, Slid put into Hull 6n Wednesday, , . , ... » Bo'ness, Feb. 0--— The. Mope of Harness, Tu! loch, sailed from Lljitli for Rotterdam about lOtli Novniber last, and has not sit, ice been heard of.. 1 . " . , Stranraer, Feb. 91— The Ranter pf ihVport, Jenkins, from Drornprp, bound to Whitehaven, with a cargo of grain, was wrecked in the harbour of Port Patrick, on the mortiitig of the 7th inst. , Crew saved.. The Sjophia, Merekin. from Hamburgh to London, it is supposed Was lately lost near lie! igoiand with all. the . crew. . The Moderator, . tones, sailed from Cork on the 29th Nov: for 11 lisiol, and has- not since been heard of. _ v .. Charleston, Jan. 3.— We learn from ll ivann^ h that several shipWrecks oefcurred in. the Old Bahama channel on the 1st ult. among them, the British bpg Harriet, from Ilavannah, bound to another port in Cuba, lost, on Ginger Key. Crew saved and arrived at Havannah, And a British brig belong- ing to and bound for St. Andrew's N. B. from Monte Video. Crew saved. Two or three British brigs from Jamaica had re- cently put into. Havannsh, in consequence of the loss of their masters, and part of their crews, with sickness. VESSELS SPOKEN WITH. ' Hercules, Gardner, Liverpool to New York. 25th tilt. lat. 41. long. 48. Robert, New York to Greenock,, 27th ult. lat. 43. 50. long. 42. by the Parthian, Macfcay, arrived at Liverpool. Resolution, Delano. Charleston to Clyde 9th inst. lat 31. long. 14. by the Atticus, Westcott, arrived at Liverpool. EDINBURGH, Feb. 19. JUGII CO UR T OF JUSTICFAli Y. John Douglas and Matthew Aide, found guilty on the 13th of July of robbing James Kirk of two shillings and a basket of eggs, 011 the road leading to Jock's Lodge, were brought up for judgment. It will, be re- collected that sentence in this case was delaved on ac- count of an irregularity, in the verdict, on which their Lordships delivered their opinions 011 the 4- th inst. and by a majority repelled the objection. The prisoners re- ceived sentence of transportation for seven years. Alex. M'Kay, James Stewart alias James Shields or Shiels, William Muir alias Moor alias More, and John Muir alias More, were placed at the bar, charged with housebreaking and theft, committed in the shop of Robert Smeaton, Kirkgate, Leifli, from which the indictment set forth they stole a variety of valuable ar- ticles. M'Kay and Stewart pleaded not guilty ; Wm Muir, guilty, and John Muir ( only ten years of age), not guilty. The two first were remanded to prison ; the Solicitor- General then deserted the diet against John Muir, and restricted the libel to an arbitrary punishment against William Muir, whom the Jury found gt. iltv in terms of his own confession. After a few observations on the nature of the case, Lord Hcrmand proposed transportation for life, in which the Court having concurred. The Lord Justice Clerk addressed the prisoner on the nature of his past life, and the probable influence he might have had over his brother in inducing him to com- mit crime. His prospects, he said, were forever clos-. ed m this country; and having that day stood on the brink of eternity, his Lordship hoped his escape would have due effect oil his conduct in the distant country to which he was about to be removed. His Lordship's admonitions appeared to make little impression on the prisoner, who, on leaving the Court, looked up to the gallery and laughed to some of his acquaintances. John More, alias John Muir, or More, was thdr/ arraigned upon a new indictment, which charged him with stealing 151. 18s. in gold, from the shop- till of Niuian Loekart, in Links parish of Abbotshall, Fife ; he- was also charged with being habit and repute a thief. After the examination of witnesses, the Solicitor- General restricted the libel to an arbitrary ptlnishment, and the Jury without hesitation unanimously found the prisoner Guilty. Lord Pitmilly was of opinion, from the. frequency of crimes of this description, that the punishment ofwhip- ping should be inflicted in addition to trasportation, and if the prisoner had been a little older lie certainly should have proposed it in this case. His Lordship concluded by proposing that the prisoner be transported for four- teen years, Lord Succoth perfectly agreed ttith Lord Pitmilly as to the necessity that existed of adding the punishment of whipping in - aggravated cases, and thought it might have been extended to. the present, the prisoner having displayed an extraordinary degree of cunning throughout. The Lord Justice Clerk, in addressing the prisoner, adverted to the melarfcholy circumstance of two brothers receiving sentence of transportation within two hours.— According to his declaration, two children, voiinger than the prisoner, were with the mother in Lai th, arid his Lordship hoped that if there were any present who had the opportunity of communicating with her thev would do so, and endeavour to save them. His Lordship dwelt with great feeling on the line of conduct she ought to adopt, which if she did not follow, she would be the means, in all probability, of bringing them to a similar fate, and thereby endanger the safety of her immortal soul. Poverty was no excuse, as there were abundant sources of relief. His Lordship concluded a most feel- ing address, which appeared to affect all present, by sentencing the unfortunate boy to fourteen years trans- portation. This ill- fated young. Creature has, without doubt, fallen a victim to neglected education and earlv con- tracted habits of depravity ; but his behaviour in Court evinced nothing indicative of his iniquitous courses, aud his countenace is rather pleasing. I11 the Outer House he said the sentence was jbst what he wished for: COURT OF SESSION. MILL against TOE OFFICERS OF STATE AND MAGIS- TRATE;; AND COUNCILLORS OF THE ROYAL BURGH OF MONTROSE, This is all action of reduction and declarator at the instance of John Mill, flax- dresser in Montrose, and one of the Bur- gesses of that town previous to the alteration of Its Sett, for till! purpose of having the act of the Convention of Royal Burghs of 10th July, 1816, altering the ancient Sett of the burgh of Momcpse, and thp Royal Warrant granted by the King in Council, 011 the 17th September, 1817, by which an alteration had also been made in the ancient Sett ofthe bun'h, reduced and set aside. The grounds of reduction are— that neither the King nor the Convention of Royal Burghs, have any power, title, or authority, to alter, innovate, or change Hie political Sett or Constitution of any Royal Burgh, and any attempt to do so is a violation of the constitution of Parliament, and of the rights of the burgesses ;• and that, by tiie terms and import ofthe treaty of Union, and of the Claim of Rights, and the other established laws of the Empire, the Constitution of the Scottish Burghs cannot be altered by any single btanch of the Legislature, or without the consent and authority of the Kino-, Lords, and Commons in Parliament assembled. The actioTi also concludes for reduction ofthe various elections of Magis- trates posterior to tho poll election in 1817, and to have it de- clared that the burgh is without a legal Magistracy, and that no new election fcan be made without a Hoyal Warrant. Defences having been giver, in by the Magistrates objecting to the pursuer's title to insist in the action, the case came to be debated upon these defences before Lord Criugletie, as OrdU nary, 011 the 6th inst. It was pleaded for the Magistrates, that no individual bur- gess had right to bring such an action, and that the prbper course of proceeding was by a complaint to the Court of Session, within three months ofthe election, as authorised by the t> ta- ttltes. And, even admitting that the pursuer had a right to in- sist, he was barred from doing 50 by homologation, as he had voted at the various elections of the Guildry since the altera- tions had been made upon the Sett. It was answered for the pursuer, that every burgess has a jus juasitum, or vested right in the ant'ient political constitu- tion of the liurgh, in virtue Of which he has a title and interest to insist that the same shall be restored and upheld against all changes and illegal innovations. That the present was an ac- tion at Common Law, ar. d that tho Siatutes take away 110 Com- mon- La\% remedy ; that the Statutes apply merely to informa- HIFCS in the elections, ami that under them, in questions regard- ing elections, the Court has M power to call in question altera- tions in ihe Sett, if a Royal warrant is produced therefore, but only lo see that the warrant has been proper ly carried into effect. J^ it - <** t insisted that homologation fa* apjily to this case, t ' . . •' ' • • <* " .;•(••"' • . t it being st- ftieil f « # that taking the benefit of J fcanc'ble tfc? A- 1iiilfc. lts. tafWs. is nodiomologatwiti,! .. . , . • . Afit'r a. V6t- y-- fu. ll pleading on both sides, tjro T. i/>* ( Mtn- t>$ pronounced an interlocutor, in. wtlic),! be repelled* flic yhjecinins which had been stated to. the pprver's title . to. iii^ is* , ' tracts of the act of conveiitio. n and uf the Hny. il w; irr; r. t havi e- been produced by the pursuer, his Lordship made jjrc. U ilvi* Kandum therewith, and with the reasons of redaction Uv the cohd loyisioii of the Court. Counsel for the pursuer, Robert Forsyth, Esq. Agtint, Mr. l-' eter Crhoks, W. S. t f .;. Counsel for the Magistrates, John Clerk, , f, in;. es. Monfi-' ett,. and ,1- tmes Ivory, Esqrs. Agertts, Messrs. Giisotl, CU: isti< H' and Wardlavv. At a meeting of the Town Council yesterday, tha Lord Provost presented, the draught of the ncyv. poiictt bill, as received froiji the . Committee of the House of Commdqs. Mis Lordship took this occasion to esjlrCs? his regret that there should be- sp many points of differ-; ence between this bill and that introduced by the 0': h? > ral Commissioners, observing at the s. Vlie tinie that i. e trusted mutual concessions, . and explanations . might briii 4 about ati arrangement satisfactory to all parties. lie thought it. right however, to mention, . that there. Was one point he could by no means concede; namely the right cif the appointment and dismissal of the Superin> » tendant, which must remain as proposed in the MtfgiS* { rates' bill. The Council, generally approved ( if; vi- frat was stated by Ins LordShip, and empowered him to act, in this matter with the Committee , of tile. Commissioners in London, according to his own judgment. The Lord Provost left this city last night, to attend the prdgfesS ofthe bill i'n Parliament; and the Committee . cf General Commissioners have also left Edinburgh for a siuiilaf purpose. ... . The Ktng has been pleased to nominate and nppoin': Dr. Robert Christisdn, son ofthe late Professor Ohristi- son, to be Professor of Medical Jurisprudence and Mediciit Police iu the University of Edinburgh, Wednesday ae'enrnght the Council appointed ( 1'; 0i'gt? Joseph Bell, Esq. to he Professor of Scots Law in the University, vacant by the resignation of David Hum:-, Esq. appointed a Baron of Exchequer. On the f> th inst. the Rev. William Welsh was OrdaiiK ed pastor for the Relief congregation of Falkirk. Ttid Rev. Win. Anderson of'Blaii logie preached and presid' od, and the Rev. David Lindsay of Clackmannan, gavd the charge. ... • On Thursday, the 7th inst. William Anderson ordained minister of John Street Relief Congregation, Glasgow., 1. . . O11 Tuesday last, Mr. . David Allison, preacher of the gospel, was unanimously called to be pastor of the first congregation in Arbroath, in connexion with the United Secession church. The Rev. Mr. l'raset, Duu'i dee, preached and presided 011 the occasion. - The Presbytery of Hamilton met at Shotts oh the 27th December last, to moderate a call to Mr. John Black, preacher of the gospel, to be minister of that) parish ; after which the Presbytery also inspected the new church lately built for the parish of Shotts, and oh. « served that there was no communion table, but only .1 certain number of pews designed for that service; when it was represented by some members of Prcsbvtery tti the heritors present, that this was an innovation. con- t tr.- irv to the purity and uniformity of worship established in the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and that a com « munion table should bo provided for the communicants) where they 1 ould sit face to face. The heritors presert stated, that they intended to follow no divisive course, and at their next meeting, much to their honour, thev ordered a communion table to be made to the sktisliictioit of the Presbytery. On Friday afternoon, the 41st Regiment, the Head' quarters . of which lias for some time been fixed in our1 Castle, marched to Leith, where they embarked for Chatham, preparatory to their sailing for India. An immensetcrowd had assembled on the Castle- hill, to witness their departure, by whom the trave fellows wcie loudly cheered, which their conduct during their star here well entitled them to. In the street the crowd tvas so great that the regiment could not move for some minutes, its fine bugle corps at the same time plavihg " Auld Lang Svne." Lieut.- Colonel Godwin, who t much beloved by his men, kindly permitted double tho number of the men's wives to accompany their husbands than is generally allowed, and we understand also gertel*- ously gave L' 100 to those left behind, to assist tlhfm to their homes. Never did a military body leave tiiis place with a greater portithi of the godd will of the inhabitants. A curious circumstance occurred at Glasgow 011 Fri- day evening. A mail who had that day buried his wife, whomthe medical attendantwished to examine after death, received permission to watch her; tind during tlie night dug a grave in a gentleman s lair, having dis- interred theJiody placed it there for greater security.— The baillie observed next day what hud been done, and the man was summoned to the Police Oflice, where he was fined in a sum equivalent to the charge for a second burial. The man who manifested this singular mode of affection waS a Highlander. The Mayor of Berwick has received a letter from the Right Hon. Robert Peel, Secretary of State for tho Home Department, signifying that his Majesty has been graciously pleasc- d to commute the sentence ofthe pri- soners now under Sentence of death in the gaol of that borough, for sheep stealing, 011 the following conditions, viz— John Taylor the father, to be transported for life; William Taylor, transportation for seven years; and James Taylor, to be imprisoned and kept at hard labour for two veai'S. BIRTHS. At Mayfield, on the ijth inst. the Lady of A. M. Gutherie, Esq. younger of1 Craigie, of a son - - . At Bangui ore, on the 8th October, the Lady of Captain A. E. Pattullo, 4th Native Cavalry, of a son. At Rome, oil the 6th ult. Donna Letitia Bonaparte Wyse, the Lady of Thomas Wyse, . Tun. Esq. of the Manor of St". John, Ireland, of a son and heir. The infant has received the inline of Napoleon M All RT AGES. On the 14th inst. the Rev. Edward Mnmj, second son of the lale Right Rev. Lord G. Murray, Bishop of St. David's, and nephew ofthe Duke of Atholl, to lto| Terta Catherine, only child of the late Sir George Wright, Bart. At Rome, on the 23d'of December. Capt. Robert Man- ners Lotkwood, eldest son of Thomas I- ockwood, Esq. of Danly Craig, in Glamorganshire, to Lady Julia ( Sore, daughter of Ihe late Earl of Arran, K. 1'. and sister of tho Marchioness of Abcrcorn, At Albie, Dumfries shire, on the 29th tilt. John Car- rnthers, Esq of Breconhill. « p Miss Blacklouk, eldest daughter of John Blaeklock, Esq. Jtui. of Albie. DEATHS. At his house, Castle Sfieet, 011 the 7th inst. aged 76, M « - Alex. Reid, architect and builder. At her sis> er's house, St. James's Square, on the 28th ult. Margaret Dalmaboy, third daughter of the late Mr, John Dalmahoy, of St. Andrew's Street. At Gieenock, on the 26th December last, David Scott, youngest son of Mr. John Scott, merchant, Greeilock ; 011 Ilia 16th ult. Janet Miller, wife ol Mr. John Scott; and on tbu 6th inst. Wm Scott, his eldest tiott, was drowned at the tail of the bank from the. ship Guiana. 1 At London, on the 19ih just. Charles Knyvett, Esq. aged 70. He was long and highly respected in the musical world. At Campbeltown. 011 ( he 2*.' d tilt, in the 7.1d year of his age, Duncan Campbell, Esq. Sheriff- Substitute of Kintyre, who who held that situation for the last Ss years of his life". At Edinburgh, 011 the 27th ult. Mrs. Pitcairn of Pit- cairns. A{ Edinburgh, on the 22d ult. Mrs, Young, wife of Mr. John • Young. Soliiitor in the Supreme Courts of Scotland. At Edinburgh, oil the 23d ult. Mrs. Tail, wife of Mr. James Tait, bookseller, Nicobon Street. At Edinburgh, on the 27th ult. Mr. Ale*. Gillies, writer. At Cork, the Rev. Francis Alterbtiry, LLD. in the 8S1IJ year of his age, grandson of Atterbury, Bi » hop of Rochester. Al Clermision, on the 30ih ult. Mr. Andrew Hay Robin. SOT, youngest son of George Robinson of Clermi ton, Esq, Writer to the Signet. At Edinburgh, 00 the Ist inst. Mrs. Richardson, widow of William Richardson, late ol'Keith- rk. At Stirling, Oil the 1st inst. Mr, James Macfatlane, for 3 longtiias Steward on biMi'd Si » r . te^ ia-! JO4U H' - 7 r To the EDITOR of ihe ABERDEEN CHRONICLE ' SH. • ' • ; - PLEASE inform me, through the medium of your paper, w hether the Schoolmasters and others will he deprived of tin sivii!] aliow ance ihev icccive lot preparing lists of men liable to seive in : he Militia, should the balloting system cease; this nil! be reducing exorbitant livings, as it " ill deprive ine of jT4 out of tny yeailv living of £ 30. A SCnQpLMASTF. lt. JOHN MACFARLAXE, Wholesale and Retail Clothier and Haberdasher, UNION STREET, Opposite the End of Broad Street, Ti KGS to announce to his numerous Friends and the Ptihlic. that, in order to make room for a very exten- sive Stmk of SPRING GO0* 1) 8, which his Agents have al- rcn'' vbeoun to purchase for him. be has this day commenced Selling off his WINTER STOCK. Those, therefore, who wish for a good Bargain will do well to apply early. The Stack consists chiefly of the following Articles : Broad and Narrow Superfine CLOTHS, particularly Blues and Bhicks. at uncommonly low prices. PELISSE CLOTH S. in every Fashionable Colour, from 2s. 6d. to Ss. per yard. — Sold, in the beginning of the Sea- son, from 5s. to IOs. Plain, T « celled, and Figured BOMBAZETTS, Blacks, Browns, Violet. Imperial Blue. & c. from Sd. tol Id ; very best. Is. t„ Is. 2d. Crev and Drab FRIEZES and DUFFLES, 3s. to 5s. per vard. Coloured COTTON CLOTHS, for Linings, the very best at 5d. per yard; inferior qualities lower. Dark atui Licht Double Tweelled CORDUROYS, ( soft iiiighud make). lOd. to Is. 4d. per yard, linen and Cotton BE1) TICKS, ofa very stout fabne, 7d. to 2s. per yard. COTTON WINCIES and DRUGGETS, from 6d. up- CHEAP FI ANNEI. S. I'LAIDINGS. and BLANKETS. Good1 Stout* FLA SNF. L. at Od. per yard. • Stunt Swanskin FLANNEL, from 1 Id. to Is. 4d. peryard. Good Welsh FLA N N EL, Is. peryard. Fine Yard Wide Do. from Is. Gd. to 2s. per yard. Very fine Yard Wide Welsh and Medium FLANNELS, war- ranted not to shrink in Washing, from Is. 4d. to 2s. per yurd. Blue BAIZES. Unrtiillcd, lid. to Is. 3dper yarn. Do. do. Milled, Is. 4d. to Is. lOd. per yald. • Stout FLA! DING, at Is. pcr yaid. Fine Yard Wide do. Milled. Is. 3d. to Is 8d. per yard. Scotch BLANKETS, large sizes. 12 s. and upwards. English BLANKETS, of all the most approved makes, such as Bath, Witnfv. Rose, ftc - Is. 6d. to 25s. per pair. RECEIVED, THIS DAY. 300 Pieces 4- lths and G- iths BOOK MUSLINS, for the most part of the beautiful Elastic Fabric, commonly called Imitation of India, from 6d. to 2s. Gd. per yard. £ 50 Pieces 4- 4ths and 6 4t! is Cambric, Jaconet, and Medium MUSLINS, from 5d. to 2s. per yard. A Lot of Yard Wide Grass- lileached COTTON SHIRT- INGS. made from the real Water- twist Yarn, Cd- to Is. 2d. soo" r I'ieres MECHLIN and BOBBIN NETS, and LACES. %* To bis numerous Wholesale Customers. J. M. would only remark, that his present Slock is particularly deserving of their attention. w l; 0PEWOIik & ROI'E. M AK ER'S UThiNSI LS, AT PETERHEAD, FOR SALE. There will be sold by public roup, on Wednesday the 13th day of March, at 12 o'clock. nTIIE MATERIALS ofthe ROPE WORK, at . A pefrhesd. Iwlonging to the Trust Estate of James For- bes Ropemaker. and ihe various implements and machinery belonging to the said Work. The purchaser will be entitled to a lease for 7 years, from. Martinmas 1821, ofthe Ground on which the Shed is built a! a moderate rent. The situation is excellent, and well calculated for carrying on the business ofa Itopcmaker on a small scale; and those wishing to commence in that line, will find this opening worthy ef their attention. For farther particulars, apply to Messrs. Robertson and Gray, Writers,. Peterhead; or Wm. Simpson, Footdee, Aberdeen. FIRST~ SPRiSO SHIP FOR QUEBEC, That Fine New Copper- fastened • jsvif ' B R I G, 1 Presently finishing in Messrs. Nicol, Reid, and Co.' s Yaid, - f. 250 Tons Burthen, Capt. Atm « M*. ( formerly ofthe Patriot) Mister. SI e will have superior accommodation for passengers, with four state rooms, and built entirely for the Quebec trade, and will pusilively sail by ihe I- i April, ror rate of Freight, dnd Passage Fare, ( whicbwiltbe mo- 3etste: apply to ROBr. CAT TO. FOR ST. JOHN'S SFJV BRUNSWICK, ( FOR PASSENGERS ONLY) The fine well- known Brig P A T R I O T, Cat*. TROUP, S50 Tons Burthen, Will sail from AbcrrlMi. by the I 5th March, and lias excel- lent accommodation for Passcngeis. Apply as above. Aberdeen, Feb. 5, IS22. __________ " FOR THE PGRf OF PHILADELPHIA, The Brigantine II I G II L A N D E R, JOHN MOIR, Master, jJafct'Sj?? 280 Tons Burthen. Will lie dispatched for Newcastle, for the above Port, the 20th February next. For Freight and Passape, apply to William Greener, Esq. Broker, Newcastle; or to John Dickie, at Messrs. James Philip & Co.' s No. 9, Broad Street, Aberdeen. The Highlander has superior acommodation for Passengers. Aberdeen, Jan. 9, 1822. For ST. SALE BY THE SUBSCRIBE A QUANTITY of ARCHANGEL TAR. 1000 ARCHANGEL MATTS. 3 to 4 Tons WHALE LINE TOW— Applv to CATTO, THOMSON, £ CO. Aberdeen, Feb 22, l822> Mil. SMITH Will arrange his CLASSES os Friday, 1st MURCLISJ^ R the Spring and Summer Seosons. rjIWO separate CLASSES for Ladies and Gentlemen, A that are a litlleadvanceii in the Elements of Drawing, will then be Opened, to enable the Pupils to Draw from Nature, and when the weather permits, those who are disposed will be attended to the fields to put their Lessons in practice. The Evening ARCHITECTURE CLASS will con- tinue open until the 1st Mtty. N. B.— Mr S. continues to give his Pupils the use of the Paintings in the Portfolios, belonging to the. Repository, No. 1, Adelphi. gratis— and to his former Pupils, for one half of the price marked in the Catalogue. AKEROEEN A CADI: MY, Feb. 22, 1822. MR. MEGGET MOST gratefully acknowledges his obligation to his Friends in' particular, and tlie Public iu general, for their exertions and full attendance at bis BENEFIT. He trusts, it is the last Claim of that nature, which he shall make 011 th- support of his kind Patrons and Wellwishers. Mr M. begs to submit to tile Public, a Scheme of perfect English Education, which has been suggested to him, by the Heads of some ofthe Leading Families in Aberdeen— and to announce, that he has made arrangements lor carrying it into effect. Elementary English Vending., divested of Provincial and National Accent and Pronunciation, is a matter of great and acknowledged importance. To educate children, from anv period of their progress, and more particularly, ' rom their initiation into the sounds of the. Alphabet, through every stage of advancement, to the most perfect Reading and Delivery of their native Language; to combine with this course, grada- tional Exercises in Spelling, and thorough instruction in English Grammar, form the outlines of the proposed plan ; to accomplish which. Mr M. is at present in treaty with on Assistant, who, besides the usual requisites of a Teacher, pos- sesses the rare qualifications ofa pure Pronunciation and just Accentuation of tlie Language, the result ofa long course of institution under Mr M. aided by a nice taste and accurate ear. On him will devolve Elementary Reading, Spelling, and Grammar, under the inspection of Mr M. who will re- tain entirely in his own hands, Elocution properly so called. TERMS PT. H aUARTHH. jtrvroti rrm. s OF BOTH SEXES WILL BE taught Elocution and English Grummar, for ... ... £ 1 Elocution. Elementary Bending ami Spelling. ... 1 Elocution, English Grammar, Spelling, and Ele- mentary Reading, ... ... ... ••• 1 English- Grammar. Elementary Reading, SALE OF BUILDING AREAS. There will be sold by public roup, within the New Inn of Aberdeen, on Friday the 8ih day of March next, at 2 o'clock afternoon, Ml AT LOT of GROUND, measuring 100 feet, along the south side of Regent Street, and 70 feet or theiehy, along the road leading from Castle 11 ill to the Quay, fronting the Canal Basin, and having the advantage of two fronts. From its central situation, and vicinity to the harbour, it is well worthy the attention of Builders or those wishing to lay out their money to advantage. 3f not disposed of ia one lot, it will be afterwards exposed in separate lots. ALSO, Oiie ertua! undivided Third Part or Share of the WEA- VER'S SHOP in Regent Street, presently occupied by Messrs. Leys. Masson, & Co, renting L.£ 27 yearly. The title deeds and articles of roup are in the hands of Alex. Allan aud James Nicol, Advocates ; to either of whom, in- tending purchasers may apply for farther particulars. 1 BALE AT ALLANQUHOICII, AND NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS. There will tre sold by public roup, at ALLANQUHOICH, near Mat Lodge, on Tuesday the 5th d/. v of March next, MIE whole FARM STOCKING and HOUSE- HOLD FURNI TURE, which belonged to the de- based James Harden. Esq; of Knock- Inch— consisting of Three Work Horses and a Foul— Eight Milch Cows— Six Queys Four Stots— Eight Stirks— Three Calves— a Barn Fanner Carts— Ploughs— and other Farming Utensils. ALSO, Mahogany Dining and other Tables— Dining and Drawing Room Chairs— Carpets and Hearth Rugs— Grates Fenders, and Fire Irons— Bedsteads and Curtains— Feather Beds and Bedding— Mirrors— Chests of Mahogany Drawers- Kitchen Furniture— and a variety of other articles. The sale to commence at 10 o'clock, A M. and credit to be given on proper security. AND,. It is requested, that those Tndcb- ed to Mr. Harden will pay what they owe to Alexander Stronach, Advocater in Aber- dcen, 011 or before the first day of April next ; with whom all Claims against the deceased must be lodged, within said period. NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS T0HN MURRAY, Merchant ifi Struhen, having disposed of bis whole Effects to Trustees for behoof of his Creditors, all those having Claims against him are re- quested lo lodge them, properly vouched, with Leslie Cruiek- shank, or George Leslie, Merchants in Abordeen, within one month from this date ; with certification, that those failing so to do. will have no share of the Trust Funds. All those Indebted to him will please make immediate payment to William Chalmers, in Adeal by Sirichen, and prevent expences. Not to be repeated. Aberdeen. Feb 22, 1822. / fANY Inhabitants of Aberdeen, and Gentlemen of the Neighbourhood, having resolved to present A PIECE OF PLATE, TO JOSEPH HUME, ESQ. M. P. as a Mark of their Estimation ofins PUBLIC SERVICES, A SUBSCRIPTION IS OPENED With MR. R. ABERCROMBIE, Galtpnogaie, MR, A. BANNEIUIASF, Ma- vhchal Street, and at the Printing Office of the Aberdeen Chronicle, and will be closed on Wednesday, the lii! of May; when a Meeting of the Subscribers will he called, for the the Puiyose of determining the Mode of carrying their Wishes into Ijfect. In the meantime, Mr. ANERCROMBLE and Mr. BANNERMAN will take charge of the Subscriptions. Aberdeen, FelF' 22, 1822. £ 20,000 ! NEXT TUESDAY. .1, VS' J. SIVEWII }" S EMIND their Friends and the Public of the near V approach of the " resent Popular Lottery, which will begin Drawing on TUESDAY NEXT, when the very first Prize Drawn, will receive ,£ 20,000. This Prize they hope to have the pleasure of Selling at iheir fortunate Offices. £ 7. CORNHILL, 11. HOLBO'RN. and 38, HAYMARKET, LONDON. And by their Agent , W. ROBER TSON, Bookseller, Public Library, Aberdeen. W. DAVIDSON, Annuity Office, Hnnriy. P. WILSON. Bookseller. — Arbroath. The present Scheme contains 5 of £ 20,000 All Money 1— 70 other Capitals, ALL MONEY 1— AND NOT TWO BLANKS TO A FHIZE! J. & J. SrVEWRIGHT in their last Contract Sold in Shares, 4421 a Prize of £ 25,000 ! Al- o ort the last day of the last Contract they Shared and Sold 18.051 ... =£ 5200 jr IS, 074 ... , £ 00 \ THE CHRONICLE. ABERDEEN: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1822. ' nig tiim tlie opportunity of vindicating Insetiaractel1, can-, not fail to attract the public jtttentioui The prerogative has never been denied in the field, when there is no time for investigation, and it mity be necessary to re- move immediately a superior ofiieS?, to whom suspicion attaches, from command ; but even then, if his offence do not amount to a capital crime, tl? e officer so jeutoved might dulm ! i subsequent explanation in vindication of his character. It was remarked by Mr. LAM'BTON, thlta standing army ill time of peace is but a modern inven- tion ; but if such an arlny is to be kept up in great strength, the Kiiig exercising the power of dismissing the officers at his pleasure, without cause assigned, the result may easily be anticipate!!, that iu a very short time military officers will pay more regard to the will of the Sovereign than the Laws ofthe Land. It was remarked, that all the Peers having regiments voted against the Queen, and officers of subordinate rank cannot well be expected to act more independently than their superiors. To tell ' the country, that the liberties ofthe people would be endangered were the Sovereign depriv- ed of this prerogative, while in the freest country on earth no such power is exercised by the chief Magis- trate, and none such exists in any military commander unless in the field, imphesmuch contempt for the reason- ing powers of those to whom such language is addressed. When General Lett had disobeyed orders in the field, and endangered tlie American aimy, he was not refused an opportunity ot' vindicating himself, but was placed under arrest bv WASHINGTON, and afterwards tried bv a Court Martial, which, as he appeared to have acted in consequence of an error of judgment, sentenced him to no greater punishment than eighteen montlts suspen- sion from his rank and pay. Summary of IMtiics. SEVERAL subjects of great importance have come before Parliament during the last ten days, particularly the distressed state of the country, which all admit, al- though the best means of relief are not agreed upon. Mr. BROUGHAM, who brought the subject forward, insisted 011 the necessity of great retrenchment, and the repeal of a great number of taxes, so that the relief might be really felt ; but Ministers had already declared agait st this as impracticable, or really inexpedient, and ruinous to the country if it could he carried into effect. That the eloquence and irresistible reasoning ofthe Hon. Gen- tleman ( we mean irresistible bv common minds) produc- ed no effect on the ministerial majority may easily be be- lieved ; but the people of England it re not in a humour to be much longer trilled with, and it was found necessary to make some promises of relief. The Marquis of LON- DONDERRY accordingly brought forward his plan for tin alleviation ofthe country's- distress on Friday se'ennighr, and delivered a ppccch of three hours long, in which we find hint again insisting upon the fact, that the distress is merely temporary— that the country is actually in a very flourishing state— and has acquired glory altogether unparalleled in former ages. The country being in this enviable state, it naturally follows, that its character for good faith should be strictly maintained, and the public credit supported by nil possible means. The Sinking Fund must not be touched, least people should take it into their heads that the national debt can never be paid ; and while the property of the proprietors of the soil, and indeed all kinds of property, is rapidly sinking iu value; the publicTcreditor, the stock- jobber, must, be paid his full amount of interest, and that four times a- vcar, for the honour of the nation. His Lordship proposes to re- lieve the, public distress by remitting one shilling per bur sliel of the duty on malt— by borrowing four millions from the Bank to lend to the indigent farmers— and cer- tain retrenchments are to be made which were declared last year to be utterly impracticable, but to no consider- able amount. The army, nnvv, and ordnance estimates are to suffer no considerable reduction ; the taxes on leather, soap, candles, and salt, are to continue as here- tofore, Ministers being of opinion that to repeal them would augment the public distress. His Lordship con- cluded bv moving for certain accounts and public docu- ments, the House concurring in the motion, and we shall soon hear of farther discussions on this proposed remedy. In the mean time we may remark that, according to the statements we have seen, the proffered relief Is mere- ly illusory, the rise in the value of money morethau coun- terbalancing the proposed reductions. We gave on Saturday, in our leading articlc, a shorf sum- mary of Lord Londonderry's propositions, from which we have no doubt that many of our readers will have derived mot e information than from the columns of close print with which we were compelled to present them. We showed then, that the real reduction proposedon the expend'lure, ill the present year, is only 1,2b* .300!. because though two sums ' amounting to 070.0001. are called extraordinary charges, we must reject that as a set- off against this the extraordinary charge, on ac- count of the custody of Buonaparte at St. Helena, which amounted to mere than G70; 00Gl. has been put an end to— not by the exertions ofthe Ministers,, . but by tlie hand of nature ; and the death of her Majesty the Queen has put at their dis- posal 50,0001. besides. We repent it then, the reduction pro- mised by the Ministers is. at the very utmost, 1,282.0001. not above a sixteenth of the expenditure— independently of the interest of the debt. — Traveller, 67- 10 17/ 82 ^ 200 200 ABERDEEN AND FOCHABERS, BY IIUXTLY. Dispatched from Aberdeen, Arrivtis at Invertiry, at Pitmachie, — i at Hun'ly, at Keith. at' Fochabers. Dispatched from Fochabers, Arrives at Keith, ... at Huntly. ..; at Pjtmachie, ... — at Inverury, — at Aberdeen, . II M. 5 0 r 7 15 8 30 - 10 25 - 11 50 - 1 11 12 1 3 4 7 0 O 10 55 33 45 0 We find that at length the landed proprietors are fully sensible of their situation," fos Mr. WESTERN, who for many years was a firm supporter of Administration, has published an address to the Land- owners, in which he plainly says, '• that a struggle between them, and those failed public creditors, has become inevitable ;" and s. Teh a struggle cannot be of long endurance, come when it may. The Westminster Petition to the House of Com- mons states, in very explicit language, the distresses of the country, and the causes to which thev are attribu- table ; but Mr. HUSKISSOV says, the Westminster meeting was a mere mob, so that he and his friends will probably dispose of the petition very shortly, as mani- festing an ignorant impatience of taxation. The news from Ireland are very unfavourable indeed, and it can no longer be doubted, that an insurrection is ill contemplation. The Counties, of Cork and Limerick are in a most deplorable state, the insurgents committing the most daring depredations nightly, and the houses of several gentlemen of property have been burnt to the ground. Ihe police are no longer able to oppose the peasantry without parties of the military to assist them, audit seems certain that the troops in these counties must be powerfully reinforced. But as we have before mentioned, the spirit of insurrection is not confined to the South and West of Ireland— threatening notices against payment of tithes and taxes are posted in the vicinity of Dublin ; and it is said, that a central com- mittee in the capital directs the operations of the whole A Special Commission is- by this time opened at Cork, and another in the vicinity of Dublin ; but although ex am pies have been made, and must no doubt be yet made they seem lo have produced no good effect upon the peasantry, who appear to become more active and des perale every day. fr- Ey the ne: t arrangements ofthe Post Q/ Jice, the Editor of the Aberdeen Chronicle wilt be enabled to give the neirS of one day more'than formerly; and Subscribers to the North- ward wilt receive their papers one day earlier than before, the. Mal/ s now arriving at Aberdeen iu about seventy hours. front London. The Countess Dowager of Kintore has generously given to the Kirk Session of Marvkirk, Five Guineas, for behoof of the poor of that parish, where she resides. Lately., in the absence ofthe family, a hotise in Commerce Street was entered, and Twelve Pounds ster. in Bank notes abstracted from a desk, which was found locked as before, with- out. any thing else iti the room being at all disconcerted ; so thaf. the loss of the money was what alone could lead to the discovery of any strangers having been in the premises. Between Sunday night. anil Monday morning last, the main hatches of the London Packet, Leith trader. Were forced open, and a quantity of cloth ' abstracted from a bale in tlte bold.—- The mate" of the ves - el slept on board, but the. depredators had gone so quietlv to work that he did not bear them. We hear the Honourable William Mauhl has been mak! n; » enquiry after the old patriot. Peter Grant's situation, anil given tirdersto his factor. Mr, Collier, to get a snug cottage immediately built lor him, in the most convenient and comfor- table spot of Lethnot parish, in which lie dwells. Residing^ as the old man has done, ever since he came from tlie oortlr, on the wildest and most remote part ofthe Pamnnre estates, we understand the Honourable Mr. Maul" difl not hear ofbiiti till lately, and that he regrets his situation was not made knowi\ to him earlier. It is to be lamented, therefore, that some hu- mane person had not laid bis case before Mr. Maule sooner, , whose generosity is well known to be unbounded iu all cast^ of need. On Tuesday the 5th. a Ploughing Match lock place on the farm of Ealhlvadie. in the parish of Upper Banchory, for 1' iir the amount of Ten Guineas., given by the Deeside Agri- cultural Association. Thirty ploughs started ; and thewoik was executed in such a superior manner, as occasioned the Judges considerable difficulty in awarding the premiums. The following liberal and equitable mode of reducing- rent, has been adopted by the venerable Sheriff of Ross, Dona'cl M Leod, Esq. of Geauies, on that part of his lands let during the war prices. The farm here alluded to is rented at L700. Mr M'Leod calculates that wheat should be at 3.5s. per bo'l. u » rcmuneiate, and at that price it wiil teke BSSj. 2f. 3p.' wheat to pay 1.500 B28.5. 2f. 3p. of wheat is therefore to br- the rent, but payable in cash at the liars of Haddington for the se- cond wheat, the crJp of 1S22 to be payable by the liars of 1321, and this to continue in operation till wheat conies to 25s. when it shall cease, and in no year is the lent to be lower that* B2S5. 2f. 3p. w heat at 25s. which is L356- 2s. 2$ d. nor lo be higher than B28.3. 21'. 3p. wheat at 35s. which is" L1E9. 19s. Id. but to fluctuate between those two sums according to the fiars of Haddington. The ab > ve plan is worthy of imitation, as a sure method of encouraging industry and insuring well paid rent. ABERDEEN GRAIN MARKET, Fridm. Fe5T~- Last night . and this morning, the supply of Meal in tlfo Market was not great, and prices may be quoted One Penny higher than last week, the retail price being 104 to I per peck. Little was done in Wheat or Boar: the price of Oata was the. same as last week, and a brisk sale for first finalities. SIR ROBERT WILSON has. lost no time in { fringing his case before Parliament ; and although it was asserted . „ o with great confidence that, at the proper time, grave and serious offences would be proved against him, we now find, that Ministers have nothing to urge of which he has not already informed tlie public. He remonstrated with'a party of the life guards who were wantonly and without orders firing upon the people at Cumberland Gate upon the day of the Queen s funeral, desiring them not to disgrace themselves by such conduct, and tills, the Secretary at War says, amounts to a heinous offeuce. According to the doctrines of BLACKSTONE, soldiers drawn out in military array are not to use their weapons against the people in time of peace; unless by order of a civil Magistrate; but here Major OAKES, the officer commanding, says, that he saw no occasion for firing— and had given no orders for it— but upon Sir ROBERT WILSON'S- suggestion withdrew his party. It is well known, that Sir ROBERT BAKER saw no cause for acts of violence, and did not read the riot act. Upon tire whole, the event is much to be regretted ; but Sir Ro BERT WILSON will not suffer in public opinion by the attempts made to injure and degrade him ; he bas. alreadv received the strongest proofs of the attachment of the people of England, and his conduct must, be approved by the impartial, all over Europe. The doctrine main taincd upon this occasion, that the Kitig may, whenever he pleases, dismiss any military office!- without asstgim: a reason, thus depriving liini of what money he may have expended in the purchase of commissions, and deny • DEATHS.— At Aberdour House, on 4th February, ANNA fifth daughter of WJI GORDOV. Esq. At Aberdeen, on the 10th inst. Miss M- HROABET FLEMISH aged 7o. At Woodside on Monday the 4th eurt. Mr. ROBERT GIBES, Merchant, much and justly regretted. At Inverness, oil the-? 5th instant, JOIIK ROSE, Esq. of Ardnagrark, intbe75di yearof his age. At Falmstead, near Montego Bay, in Jamaica, on the 16th October, Mr, ROBEIIT SM. MI. surgeon, eldest son ; and. at Montego Bay. on the SMili November last. Mr'. JAMES SMALT., third son of Mr. James Small, in Montrose, North Britain. At Montrose, on the 12th instant, of the scarlet fever, MAHCARET, daughter of Alex. Thomson, Esq. Town Clerk In Jersey, on the 24th January, Mrs. IcoirFr. r. A Thomson Wife of Alexander M- Donald, jale acting Q, alter Master Serjeant in ihe Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners. Her un- timely death was occasioned by her cloarlis t;, kin2 foe by a candle, in going up stairs to her bed room, about 7 o'clock in the evening of Thursday the 10th January. She lingered in the greatest aaony for the space of 14 davs and died ntiiver sally lamented by ail her acquaintances," in the G7ih year of her age. She was a careful, industrious, and faithful Wife a tender and affectionate Mother, a good Christian, and a sincere and benevolent friend to all who knew- her. Her corpse was conveyed by upwards of 200 re, pcctnb! e inhabitants, he- sides large detachments of the Royal Artillery and Royal Sappers and Miners, and deposited in a vault, in ihe Church- yard of St. Hiilcrs. She w as a native of the parish of Gartly in Aber- deenshire, and had resided in Jersey with great c, edit aud res- pect for upwards of 50 years. to Edinburgh is th Dispatched from Aberdeen at Arrives at Stonehaven at Bel vie — at . Montrose at Arbroath — at Dundee at Perth Allowed for Breakfast Arrives at Kinross at North Queensferry Allowed for crossino- Arrives at Edinburgh, 12 midnight. 1 5 A. 51. 0 SO 3 25 5 15 —— 7 45 0 25 Jo 0 11 32 1 5 r. 51. 2 15 4 0 us arranged it. 51. 8 30 P. sr. 10 15 1 I 25 12 55 A. 51. 2 30 4 30 7 8 0 20 9 2, x 11 13 0 30 — 12 48 r. as. ABERDEEN AND INVERNESS MAILS. n. M. — at 5 0 r. sr. — 7 10 — 8 50 — 10 28 — O 10 — 12 18 A. . M. — 1 46 ~ 2 51 Dispatched from Aberdeen Arrives at Old MeWrurn at New Stables — at Banff _ Allowed for Coach business Arrives at Cullen at Fochabers — at Elgin at Forres — — at Nairn at Post Office, Inverness 16 - 36 • 46 - ( Allowed f(, r Dinnerat Banff Arrives at New Stables at Old Mrl'drum ut Pest Office, Aberdeen H. 51 4 SO A. 51. 6 50 7 50 0 20 9 35 10 58 12 0 r. x. 1 46 0 25 3 49 5 34 7 • H .. DISPATCH OF THE MAILS. The projected alteration in the Dispatch ofthe North and South Mails took place here on Tuesday, when the Mail from Edinburgh was received a little before 4 in die afternoon ; and sent ofi at 1 alf past 8 m the evening. The Mail from Peter, head was received at 4 p. m.— irom Fochabers, by Ilunilv, at halt- past 6p. m— and from Inverness, by Banff, at 45 minutes past 7 p. m.. and was dispatched for all these places at 5 p. m. ' the information of our readers we subjoin a table of ' he arrival and departure of the Mail at all the intermediate stages betwixt this cny and Edinburgh ; and also from hence to In- verness, taken from the Time Bill ofthe General Post OUice. ABERDEEN AND EDINBURGH MAILS. Dispatched from Edinburgh, at Arrives at South Ciueensferry A llowed for crossing Arrives at Kinross at Perth at Dander Allowed for Breakfast Arrives » l Arbroath • at Montrose at Bervie at Stonehaven at Aberdeen The return from Abcideen Old- New- —- Wheat, Bear Oats. ( Potatoe) — Early Angus, Common, or inferior, — - Wheat, ... Barley, ... Bear, Oats, ( Potatoe) Early Angus, Common, or inferior. Oatmeal, ,,, - L^ rJ- r— t- —- per Boll, 23s. Od. to 32). Od. J8s. Od 21s. od.* Oct,, od. — 00s. Oil. 00s. OrJ. 00s. Oil. — OOs. od. 00s. — 0,1 Od. 24s. Od 28s. Od. 18s. Od. — 21s. ( lit. 1 Ss. Od 19s. Od. 15s. Oil. — 16s. fid. OOfT. % 14 s. od. — 15s. ml. OOs. I. vi. fld 14s. Cd. 13s. Cd. — 14s. Od* NA VAL INTELLIGENCE. The Castle Forbes, Ord. arrived at the Cape of Good Hope, 9th December, all well, after a passage of three months from the Oikncys. Hearts of Oak. Robinson, from London for Tobago got ashore in thick weather, off the South Foreland, as did tb^ Briton, Iviiknp, from Sunderland to Plymouth, off the Nortl* Foreland ; but both vessels, ti e foiwer with the assistance oS" a boat, got off without any apparent damage. The Lcander. Middleton, from London to the Cape « f Good Hope, in the Downs, the I7t!) inst. The number of vessels belonging to the port, of Sundeilaiul < 111 the 5th day of January of the present year, exceeds 550 register tonnage 90. ISO, employing nearly 4000 seamen ; cf these nearly one- third are employed in the foreign trade. . TIDE TABLE CALC0LATKD FOR ABERDEEN EAR. ( AWAKHXT TIME.) Morning Tide. | Evening Ti'te • 48 M. H 211. h V?. 21 | ! Feb. i H .58 55 4,5 51 22 ' 3. Saturday, - - - 24". Sunday, - 2.5 Monday, - - I 2 — 55 | j 3 26'. Tuesday. - - - 3 — ,7T 27 Wednesday, - - 4 — 19 28. Thursday, - - - 5 — 15 March 1. Friday, - - - I 6 — JO" The Spring Tide is the afternoon Tide of the 23J, Depth 18 Feet 6 Inches. MOON'S AGE. < T First Quarter, 28th Feb. at 2h. 3'. Afternoon. TO con R ESPONP'EN7'. T. " Prospectus ofa new Almanack, by Jack Bunce," 3ntJ A. N. in our next. Several others have been received. P 0 S 7 S C R I P T. At Inverness, the time allowed for making up the Notth Mail, is 1 hour 14 minutes. Dispatched from Inverness Arrives ai Nairn at Forrep Allowed for breakfast at Forres Arrives at Elgin • ai Fochabers ' — at Ciiilei, < at Banff LONDON, Feb. 19. Tire Agricultural Ointsittee was rc- appornted last night in the House of Com tnon-*, 011 the motion ofthe Marquis of Lon- donderry* In the discussion to which the motmn gave rise, several members tonk an oppoitunity to express iheir opinions upon the plan lately developed by his Lord., hip. Amomr these Mr Gooeh and Mr Stuart Wottler considered the state- ment satisfactory The five Millions Sinking f% nd was prin- cipally relied upon, but it was well observed by Mr Curweir, that it would be more advisable to « ] rply the present surplus revenue to the relief of agric^ ltutennd let the estimated future incriM- c of one million a year go to the Sinking Fund. We have received ihe Cork Mercantile Chronicle and the Limerick Chronicle of the 13; h. also the Dublin Papers. of the 16th instant. The outrages of ihe White Buys in ihe south of Ireland not only display increased activity, but also a more savage and infuriate spirit. Burning the houses'of the nppev classes is now become general. The corn, cattle, and ortier pro- perty about the dwelling- house, commonly share the same fate. The long list of outrages, however, happily presents but one ease attended with the loss of human life. Iris that Of a White Boy shot in an attack upon the liowse of three brothers of the name of IlorgaR. between Charleville and Churchtuwii, it is supposed, . through, mistake, by one . of his own party. The French Papers of Friday have arrired this morningv but they are » holly occupied with legal di- cussion upon the Police of the Press, in which it is scarcely necessary to observe that all the amendments in amelioration are regularly rejected. Gen. Gerard toe It bis place in the Chamber of Deputies 011 the 1 4th inst. on the extreme left, between the Generals Foy and. Sebastian). A Fl inders Mail has arrived lids rouKiaing bringing ftrnssfo Papers to the 16th irist. Their contents* are very vague, ami the substance may be summed upinufew sentences. Letters from the frontiers of France, it is said, announce that new at, tempts hayeiii en d scovered, die object of which is to sedu^ a some regiments from theit allegiance. The Nuremberg Cor, respondents quoted for 0 report, that there will tie a Congress at Warsaw"}-,! April, on Turkis haifairs, in which thbse of Spain and Portugal may be included. According to accounts froift Smyrna ( jf. lbe 23d Dec. the Turks have been generally defeat- ed in Candia, and would surrender the only forttess they retain, but from a dread of the vengeance for their past atrocities, A letter f. om Frankfort states, that the Oriental Spectator has been suspended fur its partiality to the Greeks. Efficient protecy'on is said to be now given to the latter in Smyrna, which, incon- sequence, is now tranquil, and prosper, us accounts from the Morea. received hy different channels mention the surrender of Napoli di Romana to the Greeks, and the imminent danger of tlie similar fall of Vala, but this news is not wholly credited. A Letter from Odessa, dated 18th Jan. describes Constantinople is tranquil on the 12th inst. The speedy sailing of the Tuc kish fleet to the Mv- rca, ttith 10 ur 12,000 • Uoopsh « ! so a>- ser. cdv
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