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The Aberdeen Chronicle

09/03/1822

Printer / Publisher: J. Booth, jun. 
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Date of Article: 09/03/1822
Printer / Publisher: J. Booth, jun. 
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TCJ Y •) V* o. 805.] Printed for J. BOOTH, Jim. Chronicle Street. « MARCH 9, 1822. fthJPrice Id, CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, AND HATS. TIIE SUBSCRIBER returns Ills Best thanks to tlie Public for ihe liberal encouragement lie has received, and begs lo intimate, that lie has determined to sell his large Jmd excellent STOCK of CLOTHlF. fi Vat antl below prime cost, previous to receiving his purchases for the Spring. To prevent delay the very lowest cash price will lie marked on each article; and. as the Goods are very superior in qualities, he trusts thev will be found worth the attention of ihose wishing a good article at a low price. His STOCK of WEST of EN G- 1. AND and YORKSHIRE CLOTHS & CASSIMERES is large, and can be recommended with the greatest confidence ; also, bis assortment.^' HATS, WAISTCOATINGS, and COTTON GOODS, is of the very best description. JAMES II If G Oil). Broad Street, 5th March, 1822. UNDER PATRONAGE. ( ftenmt* MR. BROUGH has the honor of informing the Ladies and Gentlemen of Aberdeen, bis CONCERT tcill take place OH Wednesday fi st, March 13, 1822, at the ABKHPFCK HOTEL. Queen Street. On which occasion he respectfully solicits their patronage and tupport. Tickets ( 2s. 6d. each) to be had at Maslin's Hotel, at Mr. Robertson's Library, and of Mr. Corbett, King Street. NOTICE. THE VELOCITY STEAM YACHT, ANDREW CRANE, COMMANDER. WILL commence plying between Aberdeen and Leith the beginning of April— calling- at the inter- mediate Ports, as usual. The Proprietors return their grateful Thanks to the Public for the liberal support they met with last season ; and beg to assure them, that they will continue to do every thing in tlieir power for the comfort and accommodation of Passenger^. ROBT. MI TCHELL, Manager. Aberdeen, Leilh. and Clyde Shipp. Co.' s Office, 7 March 1822. } THE GRANGEMOUTH, LEITH, AND FIFE STEAM BOATS, ARE appointed to plv every lawful day, on and after WEDNESDAY the 6th MARCH. 1822, as follows: FROM TRINITY TIER, Tor GRANGEMOUTH, - - at 8 Morning Tor LEVEN And EI, IE, - at half- past fl Morning Tor INVERKEITHING, - - at 6 Evening FROM GRANGEMOUTH, Tor TRINITY PIER, - - at 3 Afternoon FROM EI. 7E, For LEVEN and TRINITY TIER, at 1 Afternoon FROM I. EVEN, Tor TRINITY PIER, - - at 2 Afternoon FROM 1NVERKEITHING, For TRINITY PIER. - - at 7 Morning REAKFAST, DIKSER, and other Refreshments, may be had on board. A COACH has been established between LEVEN, CU- PAR, and DUNDEE, the Proprietors of which have arranged their hours so os to suit the arrival and departure of the Steain. boats at Leven. N. B.— In case of any unavoidable alteration in the above- fnctHioned hours, from the stale of the weather or other cir- cumstances. the earliest information possible will be given at the Duty House, North Bridge, Edinburgh ; at No. 50, Shore, JLeilh ; Mr. Hartley's, Trinity Pier ; Mr. Hart, Grange- mouth ; and Mr. Stocks, Leven ; and Mr. Mackenzie, Inver- Jteithing. Leilh- 28/ fi February, 1822. O. N Tuesday last, the 26th ult. the State Lottery commenced drawing, when No. 5.319 was drawn a Prize ef =£ 2,000 I! I and was sold by BISH, in 1,3 Shares, viz. 1 Quarter London I 1 1 1 1 1 Sixteenth, Brighton Sixteenth, Cork Sixteenth, Edinburgh Sixteenth, Glasgow Sixteenth, Leicester Sixteenth, Montgomery 1 Sixteeth, Oswestry 1 Sixteenth, Stockton 1 Sixteenth, 1 Sixteenth, 1 Sixteenth, 1 Sixteenth, Swansea Twickenham Thame Tunbridge The following Capitals also, all drawn that day, were all sold by BISH : 1,963 .£ 1.000 2,088 £' 300 4,220 £ 300 No. 304.... 2,797... 4,683.... £ 200 £ 200 £ 200 The places they were sent to are too numerous for an Adver tisement. Warranted undrawn Tickets and Shares are selling by BTSII. t. Cornbill, and 9, Cbaring- Cross, London and by his Agents in this County. * t* First- drawn Prize Next Day, HihofTms MOUTH, ( March) will l- eentitled to £ 20,000 Money! ! ! The Wheel still contains Four £ 20.000 Prizes, and 52 other Capitals.— All Sterling Money, aud not two Blanks to a l'rize. CRIMRAITCM TEN GUINEAS REWARD. TO PRINTERS, ENGRAVERS, # c Whereas it has been discovered that certain Persons are in the ha- bit of Printing and Vending Labels being copies or imitations of those affixed to the bottles containing the GENUINE BLACKING prepared by DAY and MARTIN, thereby enabling unprincipled dealers to impose on their customers a J » ad and injurious article. We hereby offer a reward of Ten Guineas to any person who shall give such information as w ill lead to theconviction of anyone guilty of these illegal practices. DAY AND MARTIN, 97, High Holborn. ' Feb. 1822. FOR COLDS, COUGHS, ASTHMAS, & c. nPHE PECTORAL ELIXIR. Experience due JL ing a very long period, has incontestably proved the su- perior cliicacy of this Medicine, in all cases of Colds, Coughs, < md Asthmatic Affections. By promoting gentle expectora- tion. it very shortly relieves the patient of a slight, oc recent Cold ; and a few doses are generally sufficient to remove those which neglect has rendered more confirmed and obstinate, and wUich are accompanied with Cougb, Spitting of Blood, and other serious symptoms. Its peculiar balsamic powers tend to fdlay the irritation of the lungs, in cases of Cougb ; 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 . Reason. Sold in Bottles, at Is. lid. 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 ; Wliyte and Bruce Banff; Taylor Elgin; Mitchell, Forres; Urquhart Keith; Forbes, Oldmeldrum ; Craigie, Montrose; and by the prin cipal Druggists, and Medicine- Venders, in every Town through vjit the United Kingdom. N. B. — Purchasers are requested to ask for the Pectoral Elitir. audio observe the name and address if" Butler, 4. i'. heapsidc," are engraved on the stamp attached to each buttle, 10 distinguish itfrom hiiTvnoxvunder similar titltsx MR. WILSON respectfully informs his Friends, and the'Public in general, that he intends to confine his labours, in future, solely to PKIVXTE TEACHING. In pur suance of this determination, he purposes to often an Evening Class for ENGLISH GRAMMAR, on Monday the 1st April next. As his plan of teaching Grammar is founded on the principles adopted by the late Dr. An,\ M," of Edinburgh, he w- ill be able considerably, to diminish the labour, and accelerate the progress ol bis Pupils. This method consists, in deducing the Rules of Grammar from his observations, instead of grounding bis observations on the Rules of Grammar; in using printed Grammars as books of reference, that are to be consulted at leisure, instead of using them as tcxi- bo'oksv lo- be committed to memory'; and in elucidating the rules by the Grammatical Errors contained in the Pupil's Exercises in composition, as well as by those contained in examples given by Grammarians. Adults, whose education may have been neglected or imperfect, rrill find this favourable- opportunity for acquiring the knowledge ofa necessary Branch of Modern Education. Terms— Three Shillings per Quarter, for Three Lessons a- Week. A PTTIVATR LATIN CLASS also wilt he formed, as soon as a sufficient number of Pupils is obtained. The same rational method, of exercising the understanding, will be employed in teaching the Latin also : hence it will be necessary, not to load the memories of his Pupils with definitions and rules which have not been previously explained and understood. His Pt'ipils will, in conformity to his general principles of teaching, be exercised, from the very first day, on subjects suited to their capacity and advancement. Terms— Seven Shillings and Sixpence per Quarter, for Two Lessons a- Uay. Mr. W. is happy in havincrthe honour of making reference to Dr. M'Pherson and Mr. Beiillev, Professors in King's College; and to Dr. Hamilton and Mr. Cruickshank, Pro. fessors in Mariscbal College. Mr. W. takes this opportunity of recommending his Suc- cessor, Mr. GEORGE RIACH. of King's College, who will commence Teaching on the first Monday of April next. Pppcrkirkgate, Aberdeen, March 8,. 1822. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MARINE BIBLE ASSOCIATION. THE Annual Meeting of the MARINE BIBLF. ASSOCIA FION will beheld, in Trinity Chapel, on the evening of Weduesdsy first, at half- past 6 o'clock. It is particularly requested, that the Masters of Vessels, to- gcther with their Crews, .- Mid all Seafaring People, will attend. Aberdeen, March 8, 1822. THIS PRESENT EVENING, Saturday, March 9, HALF- PRICE NIGHT. The Moral and Instructive Tragedy of GEORGE BARNWELL, AND OBI: OR, THREE FINGERED JACK. On MONDAY. March 11, the New Play of THE PIRATE, Received with uncommon interest on Friday, being the last Night of the present Season. N B— The SIIAKSPEARE CLUB ASSEMBLES THIS EVENING, at the NEW INN. A numerous and most respectable Meeting is confidently expected. BRILLIANT STEAM YACHT. THE Public are respectfully informed, that this beautiful VESSEL is now refitting on an elegant plan, and will commence plying between LEITH and ABER- DEEN, calling off the intermediate Ports as usual, aboutthe end of March, of which due notice will be given. From her unrivalled speed ( having far outrun every steam ves- sel that has yet coped with her), it is hoped she will continue- to enjoy the decided preference bestowed on her by the Public last season. An excellent opportunity is thus afforded of transmitting goods aud parcels at a cheap and expediiious rate, which is particularly recommended to haberdashers, & e. for a quick con- veyance of fancy goods to the northern markets. D. MACKAIN, Agent. No. 2. Commercial Buildings, Lemi, Fib. 26, 1822. NOTICE IS HER 1 BY GIVEN, 1PURSUANT to the Act ortth GEO. TIL that the QUARTERLY stated GENER AL MEETING of the COMMISSIONERS of POLICE is lo be held, with- in their Committee Room, in the New Court House, on Tues- day the 12th curt, at Twelve o'Ciock, Noon. JOHN CHALMERS, CLERK. POLICE OFFICE, 7 Aberdeen, March 9, 1822. £ £ ale tf) i$ Bag. SALE OF SHOP and WAREHOUSE FURNITURE, GLASS WINDOWS, <$•<•. THIS DAY, the 9th Match current, there will be sold, by Auction in the Adelphi Court, Union Street, AMiscellaneous Assortment of SHOP COUN- TERS PACKING TABLES ; a STOVE, and PIPES; GLASS CASES; 2 large SHOP WINDOWS. 7 feet by 4 feet 9 inches ; lOCutsof LIMETREE; a num- ber of EMPTY CASKS, BOXES, & c. Sale to begin at 3 o'clock afternoon. BROWN & SON, Auctioneers. A HOUSE TO BE SOLD. There will be sold by private bargain, THAT HOUSE, Oil the Quay, South East Corner of Water Lane, presently occupied by Mrs. Isobel Hut- cheon. Particulars may be learned, by applying to her, at the Premises. If not disposed of within three weeks from this date, the SHOP and BACK SHOP will be let. Aberdeen, March 8, 1822. LIQUID BLUE, FOR RI. EACHERS AND FAMILIES. THE above BLUE has been tried and approved by Ihe most experienced Bleachers, so that those in the way of Bleaching wiil find it to tlieir advantage, both for quality and cheapness. Families will find a very considerable saving of expence by- its use, as 1 Gill, which only costs Fourpence, is equal lo One Pound, of the Blues ill common use. Proper directions will ne given, so that there can be no mistake, either in using it, as I Blue, or for the purpose of Dying Silk, as it is likewise a very durable D e for Silk. Sold, Wholesale and Retail, by the Proprietor, ROBERT ROBERTSON, West Side St. Nicholas' Street, apposite the Flour Mill, Where a good allowance- will be given to those who take a iju- iiitiy.. f GEORGE SUTHERLAND BEGS leave to. intimate, that he has now Opened the GALLERY of FASHION, with a complete assortment of DRAPERY and SILK MERCERY, selected by himself in . London and Manchester. Tlie following are- a few of the Articles he would particular- ly recommend : SA RSNETS, POPLINS, NORWICH CRAPES, and BOMBAZEENS. SHAWLS and PLAIDS, in every variety of Pattern. FRENCH CAMBRICS, and CAMBRIC HAND- KERCHIEFS. COTTON SHIRTINGS. MUSLINSnf every description. LACES, GLOVES, HOSIERY. RIBBONS, & c. G. JCba* also V. BOX of LINENS, DIAPERS, and SHEETINGS, of very supc- rk- r cjjiaiirtW. Union Street, Feb. 26, 1822. JAMES GORDON, NURSERY $ SEEDSMAN, CALLOWGATE, ABERDEEN, BEGS leave to inform his Customers, and the public in general, that he has got to build an extensive assort- ment of KITCHEN GARDEN SEEDS; Annual, Bien- nial. and Perennial FLOWER SEEDS; Red and White CLOVER, both English and Dutch; Perennial RYE- GRASS SEED; ENGLISH SPRING TARES; Dutch and American LI NTSEED; and Red, Yellow, Globe, and Green- top TURNIP SEED, all warranted New and ofgood quality. FOREST TREES, both Seedling and Transplanted; FRUIT TREES ; with GOOSEBERRY and CURRANT BUSHES. & c. & c. Aberdeen. March 5, 1822. ABERDEEN SAVINGS BANK. 1 4th March, 1822.: J TMIE Directors of the ABERDEEN SAVINGS BANK, having, for some time past, observed that many persons have been in the practice of lodging money in two or more names, for the mere purpose of securing the full interest of 5 per eent. the rate hitherto allowed by the Savings Bank, on sums under £ 25 sterling; and this being contrary to tlie original design of the Institution, which isto encourage the deposit of the small savings made by Labourers. Tradesmen, and Servants; they are of opinion, that some alteration in the Rules will be necessary, to counteract this practice ; the Di- rectors, therefore, request a Meeting of the Subscribers, on Monday next, the 1 Ith Inst at 2 o'clock P. M. in the Offiee at the Poor's Hospital, in order to consider what alteration in the Rules it may be prudent to adopt, and to authorise an application to the Justices of the Peace, for their sanction of" the same. SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.. On Tuesday the 12th curt, there will be sold by public roup, in that House in Castle Street, ( entry from. Huxter Row,) formerly occupied bv the deceased Miss FLEMING, • IMIE whole HOUSEHOLD. FURNITURE A which belonged to her, consisting of Mahogany. Ameri- can Birch, and other Chairs ; Mahogany Dining, Tea. and other Tables; a pair of Sofas ; Mirror and Dressing Glasses ; Bedsteads and Curtains ; Feather Beds and Blankets; Bed and Table Linen ; Carpets; Grates, Fenders, and Fire Irons ; China, Glass, and Stoneware ; Kitchen Furniture; aud a number of other articles. Sale to begin at 10 o'clock forenoon. JAs. ROSS, Auctioneer. SALE OF IRISH LINEN. On Tuesday next, at twelve o'clock noon, will be sold by AUCTION, at the AGENCY OFFICE, UNION STREET, PIECES of best IRISH LINEN, ( by the - i- Piece).— It may be seen on Monday. At 2 o'clock, the same day, will be sold, a 50 GUN SHIP ( in Miniature.) a piece of uncommon ingenuity. She may be seen at the Office'any time, HABERDASHERY, Sec. There will be a Sale at the Agency Office, on Thursday first, at 7 o'clock evening, ofa varietv of HABERDASHERY GOODS— consisting of WOOLLEN CORDS ; PE- LISSE CLOTHS; Striped and Figured SARSNETS; BOMBAZEENS and BOMBAZETTS ; GINGHAMS; PRINTS; SHAWLS; MUSLINS; COUNTER- PANES; TICKS; LINENS; UMBRELLAS; SILK and COT f ON SHAWLS; HANDKERCHIEFS, & c. Agency Office, Union Street, March 5. 1822. EXTENSIVE SALE OF CLOTIIIERY, HABERDASHERY, AND SILK MERCERY GOODS. Upon Monday the 11th of March curt, there will be sold by Auction, in BROWN & SON'S Sale Room. Union Street, AGENERAL Assortment of CLOTHIER Y, HABERDASHERY, and SILK MERCERY GOODS— consisting of Superfine Broad and Narrow Cloths — Cassimeres— Pelisse Cloths— Duffles— Friezes— Flannels — Tartans— Waistcoatings Corduroys Bombazeens and Bombazettes— Muslins and Muslin Dresses— Shawls— Plaids — Silk and Cotton Handkerchiefs— Linen and Cotton Shirt- ings— Bed Ticks— English Blankets— Quilts and Counter- panes Printed Cottons Ginghams— Silk, Cotton, arid Worsted Stockings—' Silk, Twist, and Buttons— Hats, and Bonnets, with a variety of other articles. The above being the Stock of a Company giving up busi- ness, will be sold without the least reserve. Sale to begin at 11 o'clock forenoon. _____ AN Eligible SITUATION for* a CART and PLOUGH WRIGHT, at BRIDGEND of ECHT. ( wherea Blacksmith is settled) entry at Whitsunday next, as at present possessed by Andrew Burd, Cart Wright. A CROFT of LAND, suitable ( or a Tradesman, will be given. Unquestionable certificates as to character and Work- manship will betequired. AL^ O. The possession of DENWALL, consisting of 27 acres arable, or thereby. Entry may be bad to the ground im- mediately or at Martinmas, to the Houses at Whitsunday. Application to be made to the Proprietor, Mr. Forbes , at Echt House. To the EDITOR of the ABERDEEN CHRONICLE. SIR, IN your last Saturday's Paper, I observe an extremely coarse and ill written attack 011 my professional character For the writer and his production, I feel the utmost contempt; but I am sorry— very sorry— thai you. Sir, should degrade yourself, and pollute the columns of ydur paper, by the ad- mission of such gross and malevolent personalities ; and thus become the cat's- paw of every spiteful or mischievous Monkey, that chooscs to make use of you. On the Sunday mentioned by your Correspondent, and also on two or three subsequent ones, 1 have been prevented from officiating in my place, by a severe cold, attentied with excessive hoarseness, and have been obliged to have recourse to the kind assistance of my friends. On the Sunday alluded to, I was present in Church, both forenoon and afternoon, and have no hesitation in saying, thai the persons who sung for me 011 those occasions, performed their part wi. h the greatest propriety, and neither sung out of time, nor out of tune. Of your Correspondent's partialities, for the style of singing, and for the Precentors, that flourished fifteen or twenty yens ago, I have nothing to say. He has a right to enjoy his own opinions on these subjects, and there is 110 harm in your pub- lishing them to the world, particularly, if you have nothing better to offer. Respecting myself, 1 have only to say, that to the best of my abilities, I have endeavoured to fill tile situation, I have now held for nearly 11 years, but which I have no desire to contimu 1.1 hold one moment longer, than my doing so is agreeable ' the Magistrates and Town Council, ( by whom I take ifi liberty of slating, j'or the information of your Correspondent I was appointed) and the Ministers and Congregation of the Church where I officiate. Your correspondent introduces very indelicately, something about rny salary— as. however,, I am avVare, that there exists among many, a misconception on this particular, I take the opportunity of stating, that my Salary as Precentor in the West Church is Thirty— and not Fifty Pounds per annum. I am, Sir, Your obedient humble Servant, Gallowgate, March fi, .1822. JOHN KNOTT. To the EDITOR of the ABERDEEN CHRONICLE. SIR, I find " . Tuvenis" is mortally offended with me ; but" let the gal I'd jade wince," ' tis no matter, He allows there is qfluCh cause of complaint ir, the depart- ment alluded to in my last, antl hopes, ( devoutly no doubt) that the grievances complained of wiil be redressed ; but he b quite astounded that I should dare to recommend to the inha- bitants of this city to watch over tlieir interests, seeing ail accounts relative to the Watch and Police Assessments are to be found somewhere. I can easily believe, that there are entries to " be found in the. wi. accounts.- ativh as—" To paid Watchmen," orTo paid Policemen"— but I would beg to ask, are these men to be upheld and paid out of the public money for doing in fact nothing ? Instead of our persons and property being guarded- and, protected as they ought t^ be daily experience shews us, how little either is valued or- attend- ed to. Things, Juvenis tells us, will be put to rights, perhaps, when those w hose business it is can find so much leisure ! There is humility for you I But I would beg leave to ask him. since he seems well versed in the matter, liovv it comes to pass that his friends, amidst all their hurry and bustle of business, can find leisure to collect the Watch and Police Assessments ? That, however, is a question which, perhaps. I have, no more busi- ness to ask. than I have to attend to the safety of my children ! But to tell Juvenisa bit of my mind— I think bis friends would act as consistently, and as honourably too, to let alone the collection of the funds until they have full leisure to apply them properly. Juvenis himself seems well stocked with assurance. for he flatly tells me, that / ought to attend to the Police: but I can asssure him farther, that he shall palm none of his dirty work upon me. 1 pay my. money in order that I may be faithfully served ; and if I am cheated I shall make it my business, .( with your assistance, Mr. Editor) even although it should be, as be says, " useless labour," to let i. t at least, be known that I am so. It will yield me, however, much satisfac- tion, to have [ 10 occasion to say more on this subject. I am, & c. CIVIS. Aberdeen, March 6, 1822. AGRICULTURAL REPORTS FOR FEBRUARY. ENGLAND. The weather has been most propitious, and the earth in the finest state for cultivation. With the exception of certain of the fen lands, the superfluous moisture is generally absorbed, with far less damage from the late floods than could have been expected. The spring cul- ture for every article is getting forwaid, as far as circum- stances have permitted, including among those the dimi- nished means of the cultivators. However, every thing is in a good state of forwardness. The wheat looks fine- ly, without any complaint of its ranhness ; some damage from the wire worm in course. Grass is in profusion, and the lands firm : thence grass- lamb will be- early this season. The temperature of the month has been remarkably mild, the general height of the thermometer being 46 to 52. KINCA RDI NESH i ItE. The weather, which has been extremely open and mild through the winter months, has been 110 less so during that which forms the subject of this article, and the con- sequence now is, that field- work is in a very forward state. This is more particularly the case, however, with regard to ploughing, as the removal of dung from the homestead for the ensuing crop of turnips is, in not a few cases, somewhat in arrear, in consequence of the almost entire want of frost, which generally kept the ground too soft for that purpose. The only thing else remarkable in regard to the weather during the month, were repeated boisterous squalls of westerly wind, which luckily did no material injury, so far as we have heard, and were only in one instance, viz. on the evening of 2d, accompanied by much rain.. These hurricanes ge- nerally occurred at night, and to the timid were perhaps more alarming on that account. We do not remember to have had less, or it might rather be said, so little frost and snow in any former season : and it may fairly be questioned if the oldest inhabitant in this district ever saw ploughing less obstructed by either. So far, with the exception of a premature growth amongst the tur- nips, have circumstances beet) favourable to the farmer, but in other respects matters assume a different aspect. Markets continue extremely languid, and prices, more especially those of grain, have rather declined. Barley, unless the very finest samples, is wholly unsaleable, and even those are in very limited demand. Goods oats are rather more in request than barley, and fetch from 15s. to 16s.; and oatmeal 14s. per boll. Little doing in other kinds of grain. The distress of the agricultural classes appear to excite universal sympathy. All parties agree that the lamentable complaints on this subject are too well founded ; but opinions vary regarding the cause and most judicious mode of alleviating these grievances. The proposed repeal of one shilling a bushel in the dutv on malt, will in our opinion be productive of beneficial consequences to the embarrased com growers. The land is now in pretty good trim for bean sowing, which we anticipate will be got accomplished under fa- vourable circumstances. Turnips are fast running to seed, and of course, stand much in need of a check. Wheat retains its former healthy appearance. CHARACTER OF GEORGE II. [ From Lord Orford's Memoirs of the last Ten Years of George II. ju » t published.] The following character of GEORGE II. is given from the work of Lord Orford, better known as Horace Walpole, recently published, respecting which so much curiosity has been excited. Nothing can be more va- luable ( independently of the amusing style of Horace Walpole) than an addition to the materials for history, from the pen of a man, possessing, at the same time, such opportunities for knowle'dgc and such habits of im- partiality. A pretty notion the anecdote respecting the promised pardon gives us of the effects of little passions in great men :— " The King had fewer sensations of revenge, or at least knew how to hoard them better than any man who ever sat upon a throne. The insults he experienced from his own, and those obliged servants, never pro voked him enough to make him venture the repose of his people, or his own. If any object of his hate fell in his way, he did not pique himself upon heroic for- giveness, but would indulge it at the expense of his integrity, though not of his safety. He Was reckoned strictly honest ; but the burning his father's will must be an indelible blot upon his memory ; as a much later instance of his refusing to pardon a young man who had been condemned at Oxford for a most tnflincr forgerv, it , o a ' contrary to all example, wnen recommended to mercv , v the Judge, merely because Willes, who was attached o the Prince of Wales, had tried him, and assured him jf his pardon, will stamp his name with cruelty, though in general his disposition was merciful, if the offence v,,. uet murder, His avarice was much less equivocal titan t - his courage, he had distinguished the latter early i « rrew m ore doubtful afterwards ; the former he distinguish- - d very near as soon, and never deviated from - it. f His understanding was not near so deficient as it walimatrih. ed ; but though his character changed estrmnely in the world, it was without, foundation; for whether he'deserved to be so much ridiculed as lie had been in the former part of his roign, or So respected in- the'lntier, lu- was consistent in himself, and in- iformly meritoriousor absurd. His. other passions werej- . Germany, the army, and wo- men. . Both the.- iatter hs> l a mixture of parade, in them : he treated my Lady Suffolk, and afterwards Lady Yar « mouth,, ar, his mistresses, while he admired Only the Queen; and never described, what, he thought a hands'- tv.^ woman, but lis drew het. picture. Lady Sii. ffjlk : a sensible, artful, and agreeable, but had jicither'sense not- art enoush to make him think hsr so • i..-'- i-.- a!,. H as I113 wife. When she had left him tired of, sctimr the mis- tress, while she had in reality all the slights of a wife, and no interest with him, the exposition affected to cry up her virtue, and the obligations the King IjaJ to her for consenting to seem his mistress, while in reality sha> had confined him to mere friendship— a ridiculous pre- tence, as he was the last man in the world to have a taste for talking sentiment, and that with a woman whft was deaf! j: Lady Yarmouth was inoffensive, and at,-, tentive only to pleasing him, and to sellfug Peerages whenever, she bad an opportunity. The Queen had been admired and happy for governing him bv address j it was not then known how easily he was to be" governed by fear Indeed there vyere few art3 by which he was not governed at some time or other of his life ; for not. to mention the late Duke of Argvle., who arew a fa. vounte by imposing himself upon him for brave ; not Lord Wilmington who imposed himself upon him for thq Lord knows what. The Queen governed him by dis- simulation, by . affected tendernesi- and. defe. nence : Sip Robert Walpole, bv abilities and influence iu the House of Commons ; Lord Granville by flattering him in his German polities ; the Duke of Newcastle of t.- asing and betraying him ; Mr. PelhanJ by bullying him— the only man by whom Mr. Pelham was not bullied himself. Who. indeed hatl not sometimes Weight with the King, except his children and his mistresses ? With them hg maintained idl the reserve and majesty of his rank, lis had the haughtiness of Henry the Eighth, without his spirit; the avarice of Henry the Seventh, without hH exactions ;. the indignities of CharleS the First, without! his bigotry for his prerogatives ; the vexations of King William, with as little skill in the management of par- tics ; and the gross gallantry of his father, without his good- nature or his honestv. He might, perhaps, have been honest if he had never hated his father, or had ever loved his son." * At the battle of Ouilenardei f Soon after his first arrival in England, Mrs, *<•**, ofiA of the bed- chamber women, with whom be was in love, see-, mg him count his money over very. often, said 10 him, '* Sir. I can bear it no longer; if you count your money any more* I will leave the room." | A relation of Cheselden, th6 surgeon, was condemned to be baaged ; Cbeselder. proposed, if the Riiig would pd- i'oii, him, to lake out the drum of his ear, inor. ter to try whao effect It would have; 3nd if it succeeded, the experiment was to be repeated on my Lady Suffolk. The man was pardonett — ihe operation never tried I imperial $) arlta? itent. HOUSE OF LORDS.. .- ••• Monday,. Feb 25. AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS Lord ROLLE presented a petition from the counfv nt Devon, praying agricultural relief. The Noble Lord stated, • hat he himself attended tire meeting, which Was composed of persons of the greatest - respectability, and that for the sake of harmony and unanimity be had seconded the petition, and nov » - felt it his duty to present it to this House. There was, how- ever, one circumstance which did not meet his approbation, antl that was, a question arose as to Parliamentary Reform, and . b petition, by way of rider, was drawn up, aud every expedient! used to induce persons to sign it. This rider, he did not, how* ever, object to present w ith his petition,. t » it(> this explanation. Lord KING congratulated the Noble Lord on the part be had taken, and it was now to be hoped that he would not fail 10 render his best services to effect a reduction of taxation, an A to afford his best exertions towards the. retief of the petitioners, A short desultory conversation ensued, after which the pei tition was ordered to lie on the table. The Duke of SOMERSET presented a petition from Hoi. beach, in the county of Lincoln, praying agricultural relief.—^ Ordered to lie on the table. Lord Viscount MELVILLE presented a similar petition, from the county of Wigton. Laid on the table. Tuesday, Feb. 26. { STATE OF THE COUNTRY. The Earl of LIVERPOOL rose to move the Order of tbe- Day for taking into conside ration the internal state of the coun- try. He was ready to agree in the principles that the expendi- ture ought to be reduced, and that whenever it could be dona with safety to the public, their burdens ought to be alleviate! I> y the reduction of taxation ; but bis admission of these prin. ciples was coupled with two conditions from which he should, never depart— the maintenance of the public credit of the court, try and the maintenance of a Sinking Fund. The Noble Lortl concluded by moving for certain Papers, similar to those already laid before the House of Commons on the same subject. The Marquis of L ANSDOWN said, that the view lie tray prepared to take of the question w is, that the amount of taxa. tion iu this country formed the great obstacle to its recovery from the slate of distress in which its was plungfd. It would be more advantageous generally to the country, more iflectual in its relief to the suffering classes, and equally " safe to the public creditor, if all the relief contemplated iu the course of the netrt six years were at once afforded, by which a ocw impulse would he given to capital and industry, Events, of course, mi - hs occur, that 110 man could foresee ; but at least the project'ha suggested gave a fair chance of important benefit. Lord KING ridiculed the manner in which the vast pro mi,< 3, of ministers had been fulfilled ; and adverted to the notion so industriously promulgated or. the other side, that to remova taxes was to hasten ruin. The great objection 10 taxation was, that it was a bar to all future improvement : it prevented capital from returning a fair profit, and industry from obtain- ing its reward. From Providence a remetly might come, but assuredly it would never come from ministers,—( Hear hear V Lord ELLEN BO ROUGH was disposed to agree with thj Noble Earl ( Liverpool) lhat more benefit would ultimately* arise from the maintenance of a sinking fund than from the rei. duction of taxation ; yet lie thought the attention of tile Go- vernment ought not to be exclusively confined to measures of prospective and remote relief, but that the energies of there undeistandings should be directed to the task of devising some pi . n for effecting immediate relief. Lord DACRE was perfectly convinced in his own mind thai the only remedy which could bs'applied to the multiplied evils under which the agricultural interest was labouring and he only remedy which their Lordships would conscientiously comur i i holding forth as really effectual, was reduced tixa. tion, and consequently alleviation of the charge of production. The Earl of HARROWBY contended that the existing distresses were mainly owing to excessive production. What- ever inroads had been made upon the sinking fund, be must contend, that if it were broken down and done away with altogether, public credit would receive a greater blow, and the national faith would be more impugned, than by any othee -. leasure that had ever been adopted, After a lew words from Lord UEDESDALE, the motion was agreed to. Wednesday, Feb. 27. Earl BATHUR. S 1' presented petitions from the owner, and . cupiers of land ill lbs Aountiifs of Hertford and Hants pray iiijj agricultural relict'. Ordered ta R, Wfl t^ table JJI. U1.. Friday, March I. CORN LAWS. T. ord KING wished to know what was intended to be done viih respect to any alteration in the Com Laws. A Commit- tee had beer appointed in another place, and farmers were pe- culiarly anxious to learn what steps would be taken ou the sub- ject. XVas it proposed to lower or augment the price of corn imported ? Was it intended to impose a tax on tlte importa- tion, or was a bounty to be given on the export? There weie rumours to such an'effect, and great alarm was prevalent in consequence. The Noble Lord, rulvi ring to the corn bill, said, it not onlyltad received the support of Ministers, but also that of the whole Bench of Bishops, and a great body of the landed proprietors ; but, he hoped, in ihe present situation of the country, something would he done to alleviate the dis- tresses of agriculture. The Earl of LIVERPOOL said, when the corn bill was discussed' in 181S, himself, and other Noble Lords, were of opinion, that the sum which had been filed by a Noble Lord opposite as the minimum of price, would become thc maximum. Tills opinion had been borne out, and the effect of the corn bill was. that thc deficiencies of Great Britain had been sup- plied from Ireland, instead of from the Continent. lie should not give his assent to any measure, which had the effect, to raise the price of corn. The Noble Lord defended the princi- ple upon which the bill was founded, observing, that lienefit miglit arise from the adoption of some improved iations connected wiih the system of the corn laws. Lord DARN LEY said, that the peculiar situation of the country, at the time the corn bill was proposed, warranted the meisurc. Jiut ihe object of the bill bad been defeated by the system of averages. The Noble Lord took occasion to advert to the distresses of the agriculturist*, and contended that it was in vain to argue that no relief could be afforded by reducing the fc. xes, He thought a reduction of taxation was called for at the present moment. Lord CAI. TIKHU'E thought that thc corn bill had been passed with the best intentions, but it bad produced to the farmer that insecurity which it was designed to prevent. He thought that an alteration in the bill would be attended with a beneficial cilect. Adjourned till Monday. some regu- HOUSE OE COMMONS. Monday, Feb. 25. COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN TRADE, jilr. WALLACE rose to move the re- appointment ofthe Committee to inquire iuto the state of the foreign trade in this o untrv. The Right Hon. Gentleman adverted to the good which had already resulted to the country from the labours of this Committee ; and observed, that there still were subjects eslling fur attention, and evils to be removed, which, if put an er. d to. would, he trusted, render this country still the empo- rium of commerce. One ofthe fust evils to which their atten- tion would he called, was that ofthe port and harbour dues, and coast aud light dues- which at present were so enormous, us frequently to deter foreign vessels from approaching our eorsts. even under the most desperate circumstances, aud hai cost to the public many valuable lives and immense property. He ci r. cluiled by moving for the re- appointment ol the Com- mittee on foreign trade, which wis agreed to. ,' QUEEN'S FUNERAL. iVTr. BENNET postponed his notice on the subject ofthe late Qmeti's Funeral, until after Easter. SCOTS COUNTIES' REPRESENTATION, lord A. II AMILTONsaid, he would on Tuesday the 26th April, submit a moticn to the lit use, on the subject of the . county representation of Scotland. BREACH OP PRIVILEGE. Mr. JAMES rose, pursuant to notice which he had given V,,. a former evening, to bring before the consideration of the Home a Breach of one of its Privileges. He had to cotopUi that several letters which had been directed to him by a pn'si tier confined in Lancaster gaol, ( and who had been punished wi ti two years' imprisonment for attending a Reform Meeting) had been opened by the gaoler, and that several letters which lie bad directed lo that prisoner had been served in a similar manner. He should therefore move, that it is the opinio', . of this House that any person or pet sons breaking open, de- tabling, or suppressing any letter or letters, addressed by or ti a Member of Parliament is guilty of a Breach of Privilege. After some observations from Lord Stanley, Mr. Peel, Mr. II. G. Rennet, the Attorney. General. Sir R. Wilson, Mr. C. W. W. Wynn. and the Marquis of Londonderry, the House divided— For the motion. 60—- Apmrstit, 167— Majority, 107. NAVY FIVE PER CENTS. The CHANCEL I. OR of'. lie EXCHEQUER moved the order of the day tliat the House do resolve itself iuto a Coin mittee of ( he whole House, ou the Acts lelating to the Five per Cent. Stock. The HOUM having resolved itself Into the Committee, The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER said, the Jlefolu ion to which he was about to call the attention of the House was founded, in its principle, on a transaction which had always formed tho subject of panegyrics with the writers on the state of England, as one of the greatest proof's of the re- sources of this country, of the extent of its credit, and of the power which it derived from the combination of private opu- lence and public faith— lie alluded to the reduction of the Four per Cent. Annuities by Mr. Pelham in the year 1749. The Eight Hon. Gentleman conceded with proposing some Resolutions which were in sulutauce the same as those which were officially pablished immediately after the communication between the Earl of Liverpool and the holders of Five per Cent Stock at Fife House. Mr. F. LLICE objected to thc reduction ofthe 5 per Cent-. Tim; moeey bad been borrowed, to be repaid when it was t: o longer expedient to pay Ihe interest. Offer an exchange. < » ftnli; the other obligation ; but we had no right, until we were in a position to guarantee the fixed payment, to injure the in- terest of Ac stock- holder, or alter the title by which he held his properiv. Mr. WILLI A M S entertained considerable doubt as to tht policy of the plan. Mr. MABEULY did not mean to impute to the Ri*' it JTon Gentleman any wish to t ike undue advantage but look- in" to all the circumstances of the case, first to the difficulties which necessarily attend ihe transaction ; and next, to the po- litical state of Eiirope, he could wish that the time for ntfbrij- inv » n option were extended from the 16th to the 30th of IVJnrch. Mr. RICARDO thought the plan for paying off the Five per Cents was very desirable. aud that the terms proposed by JMmisters were extremely fair. Mr. B A NKS could not help thinking that the present pro- ject ofa Sinking Fund was ihe less meritorious, inasmu.' h a-, the plan of liquidating the public debtby the operatiun. ofcoin pound interest was abandoned. After some further debate. Mr. RICARDO said the Righ' Hot). Gentleman bad forgotten to state at what time ( he holders of Five per Cents, who acceded to the terms, were to be pu' in possession of the Four per Cents. The CHANCELLOR ofthe EXCHEQUER said, the holders who acceded would be put into possession of the 4 per Cents as early as possible after the 26th of March. The Resolutions w ere agreed to, and the Report w as order- ed to be received to- morrow Mr. BROGDEN brought up the Report of the Committee of Wavs and Means. On the Resolution for granting the usual Duty on Pensions. Mr. HUME asked whether it was ihe intention of Minis- ters to lay before the House a list of tire Pensions liable lo pay- that duty ? It was. he thought, desirable that such a list should lie furnished. TheCII ANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER said, that an account of the pensions connected with ( his Office was mak- in<> out • but tie was not certain whether the same course would be adopted generally The Resolution was then agreed to. The House having resolved itself into a Committee on the 51 nit Tax. The CHANCELLOR ofthe EXCHEQUER spoke in so low a tone as to be almost inaudible in the Gallery. We understood him, however, to say that instead of returning any » lotie* i in consequence of tile late reduction, the intention of Government was to make an aliowai, ce on the Beer, Ale. British Spirits, cud Vinegar manufactured, in the next collec- t'on of the tax, to the amount of the reduction on the present stock. He concluded with proposing a Resolution to that effect. Altera few words from M SPRING RICE the Resolu- tion was agreed to, aud the Report ordered to be received to- UKirrxw. Tuesday, Feb. 26. At four o'clock there were present only 23 members, and the hou^ e was adjourned. Wednesday, Feb. 27. Mr. ITUME moved for an account of the mannerln which tie so in « . t I,. 10.56, charged for expences occasioned by deser- tio- - front the militia had been applied — Ordered. ? l . HUME presented a petition from Robert Gourlay, pr >• the House would enter into an examination of thc fita't ^ f Upper Canada. The petitioner submitted a plan v 1, . ] ie bad now to recommend, and by which, if it were Bd.'. j: li. a g- cat public saving might he effected.— Petition ordered to lie printed. I-? WVKERS' AND PEDLARS'. Mr. HUME ri s.' to bring forward hit motion on thesubject of the Hawkers' and Pedlars' Office. In 1797, in conse- quence of « r- mmondutioit of a Committee, the task of col- si- cving ibe duties of Ihe Hawkers'and lVdlars' Office was ttjfuwa into dm Hackney Cuach ClEec, aud the exgence of collcctnlg for tlie two offices WAS L. 4839 3- ycaY; nnfc the ex- pence was increased L. 9242. The duty of L. 16 neT cent, on the whole revenue ofthe Hackney Coach and Pedlar's Office was last year no more than L. 51.000, whilst the duties on stage coaches, which amounted last year to J-. 256.000, was collect- ed at an vxpence not exceeding L. 6,500. This difference of cxpence was most extraordinary, but he believed might be ac- counted for by looking to the different appointments of agents, collectors, & c. Bt different times. Sir. Huioe theil proceeded to enumerate several appointments of agents in different parts ofthe country, which appointments ho said wer| gifts. The individuals holding them bad L. 100 a- year, and they were ap- pointed by the Treasury. Their stations were not guided by any consideration of public convenience, as the House would see, when he stated, that in Sheffield, a populous town, there was no agent, although there was one at a small village some miles distant. The same might also he said of Manchester and Macclesfield, where there were no agents, whilst at ob- scure villages, in the same district, there were agents. He contended that these officers might be done away with altoge- ther, and concluded by moving for a return of the persons, forming the establishment of the Hawkers'and Pedlars' Office, the names of the several individuals, the amount of their sa- laries, and other emoluments. Mr. LUSH1NGTON said ho would not oppose the Hon. Gentleman's motion, though lie must be allowed to say, that the revenue w- as much more than the Hon. Gentleman had stated, and that the whole establishment underwent the revision of Parliament iu 1810. As to doing away this establishment, and giving the duties to the distributors ofstamps and thc Com- missioners of that department, he was convinced it could not. be, done. The Commissioners of Hackney Coaches had a Ma- gisterial and Police control over near 3000 persons of no very tractable disposition or character, and he was convinced their efforts were most necessarily and usefnlly employed for the con- trol of those individuals, and for the protection of the public in the metropolis.— Motion agreed lo. Mr. I] UME then moved for a return ofthe names of indi- viduals employed in the metropolis as inspectors of hawkers and pedlars, and for a similar return of counly inspectors.— Agreed to. He then moved for a return of the penalties recovered from hawkers and pedlars for the last three years, and for various; other returns connected'with this subject.— Agreed to. MR. HUNT. Sir ROBERT WILSON had a petition to present, signed by 1.500 inhabitants of Greenock, praying some mitigation of the punishment upon Mr. Hunt, now a prisoner in Ilcheater jail. It had been stated that the Magistrates had no political animosity to Mr. Hunt, from what motives then tbey acted he was at a- loss to know ; still less could he understand why Mr. Hunt should be sentenced by those Magistrates to severer pu nishment than the Court of King's Bench had considered tie cescary for his security. He thought that if Government had any generosity, after Mr. Hunt had enabled them to detect and punish such abuses and such crimes as were committed in that jail, they would remove him from a prison in which lie was so cruelly treated, and fulfil the expectation? of the petitioners. The character of the Right Hon. Gentleman, the Secretary for the Home Department ( Mr. Peel) encouraged the hope that such systems of severity would not be persevered in. ami in that hope be trusted the country would not be dissappointed.— ( Hear, hear.)— He moved that the petition should be brought up. A fur some discussion the petition was ordered to he printed. PENSION ACT. Mr. CREEVEY brought forward his motion respecting the Set to enable bis Majesty to remunerate persons w ho might have held high and efficient situations in ihe country. It was an important bill, though it was but little known— and its principle was subversive of the Monarchy itself. The Ac; w- as the 57th of Geo. ill. and it had lately been acted upon. The bid. in fact, constituted the Government dealers in politics mlo a joint stock company ; it divided them into classes, and gave each class particular shares. The bill settled 30031. pensions on those high servants who might have held situations for jwo years or more; but it took away all power from the King on the subject. He was merely the Setretary to his servants. He had nothing more to do than say " Aye" or '- No." Thc King eould not give u pension of above 12001. a. year; but this act secure, pensions in perpetuity of 30001. i" u.' h, to the amount of 42,0001. a- year. The bill was intro- ucedby Mr. D. Gilbert, Mr. Bankes, and Lord Castlereagh, and what was still more curious, it resulted from a Finance Committed to regulate and abolish public offices, and to re- dute public expenditure.—( Hear, hear.)— On ihe Committee titcre w ere three or four persons vvh'o were qualifying for such pensions. He did not know what the House might think of . be act— the House, to be sure, vvas a privileged body—( a ; iugh)— but it would have been thought very curiously of in tile eommoncot parish in England — ( Hear.)— It was alto- gether a most extraordinary business, and what w- as more en- tertaining, it proceeded from a Committee professing to have in view tiie reduction ofthe public expenditure; and the bill ifso secured a sort of monopoly of talent—- for the first time merit was adjusted by act of Parliament. However, the truth vr. « i\ it was an act to raise money under false pretences,"— ( Hear, and a laugh)— and was that to he borne? Were they to give the high and efficient men 42.0001. for depriving the King of his patronoge?—( Hear.)— He concluded, with moving. " That ibeie be laid before the House accounts of all the profit accruing to the public from the abolition of certain .. flices, founded upon the Acts of 57th Geo. III. and also, ac- counts of all places and pensions granted under the sign OMiiuai, in compensation for the abolition of the offices named In the above acts." After some remarks from Mr. Bankes, Mr. Bennet, and ' lie Marquis of Londonderry, ihe papers were ordered. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY. The Order of the Day for tlic House going into a Com- ' irtee of Supply having been read— Mr. HUME rose to call the attention of the House to a few observations relating to - so, ire statements made by him on a ' ormer night in the Committee of Supply, which had been •• mtradicted as flatly as possible by the Secretary of the Ad- ruir « lty. ( Hasr, hear.)— The statements which lie had made Mere from the estimates before the House; but, strange to - v. those statements had been met by others from the Hon. Secretary, which were not lo be found in any estimates what- , ver. He did not imagine himself qualified, as that Hon. Member wiis. to make fine speeches ; sarcasm and ridicule he did not consider as his forte ; he trusted he knew his place better, and hoped he should ever retain a becoming sense of what vvas due to the House.—( Cheers) — He had endeavoured to bring forward plain statements of facts in a fair and candid manner, and lie had expected that if they were met at all they would be met- with fairness and candour. It could not be ex- pected of him, who had no access to official documents, that be should be as accurate in the details of his, statements as the Hon. Secretary, who had been ten years in office; but he had endeavoured to produce them as accurately as ihe means with- in bis power would permit him ; and any inaccuracy which night have escaped him was not to be corrected or disapproved by the flourishing ofthe Hon. Secretary about his not being able to distinguish sea from land, wood from stone, aud barracks from ships. He could not, in the high rhetorical flourish of tile Hon. Secretary, descant on the connexion and ilepenilance of ilie prosperity and welfate ofthe country on the prices of beef and pork at various periods ; but he trusted that he was able to speak plain facts, and to ihose he had confined himself. To come to the two i « ost important points, the dif- ference between his- statements and those of tlie Hon. Secretary ( Mr, Croker). He ( Mr. Hume) slated on the former evening ' hat tiie Navy Estimates in 1817 were 5.985.0001. and the Hon. Secretary then rose up and charged him with the blunder of forgetting to add 67 i ,0001. to that sum for old stores ; but he refused to add that Sum, anil he should satisfy the House that he vvas correct, and that the Hon. Secretary to the Ad- miralty vvas wrong, It happened that in the 8th Report ofthe Finance Committee be ( Mr. Hume) found the same estimate drawn up ; at page 52 of the Report, after enumerating the items, Ibe total amounted to 5.985.0001.; yet the Hon. Secre- tary, with that confusion of intellect which he attributed to others, had charged him with error. Theie was another state- ment of still more importance that he had to make. In look inir at the publications of the day, he observed, in a certain Evening Paper, bis own statement pretty fairly given, indeed it was a transcript from a Morning Paper but the speech of the Hon. Secretary was changed both in matter and style. H ( Mr. Hume) had stated, that from the termination ofthe war to the end of last year, the sums voted by that House amount ed for ordinary repairs, building, rebuilding, and repairing ships of war. lo 17,733,6451. ; every item of this had been compared and verified since by an Hon. Baronet who satire; hiul. and the Hon. Member for Rochester ( Mr. Berival). Yet . the Hon. Secretary challenged him ( Mr. Hume) to make up even a sum of five millions. The House would recollect th mode in which the Hon. Secretary charged him with not un- derstanding the subject, because hi called it tear and weei instead of wear and tear. The Hon. Secretary was perfectly at liberty to exercise his wit if he only stuck to correctness Those w ho went to war take their chance for blows, and lu ( Air. Hume) was quite ready to take his chance, but ha hoped for fair play. He ( Mr. Hume) stated the charge from 1815 to 1821, to be seventeen millions and upwards, and from the papets on the table it appeared there was— For wear and tear ^ 6,131 150 For ordinary repairs ... .. 2,602.456 For building, rebuilding, & c. ... 8,568,898 For merchants* yard* ... ... 438,141 public, Slid lie must consider hiiB'Solf treated iii as unfair, un- parliamentary, and unhandsome manner. Hethen moved, as an amendment, for a detailed account of ihe sum of 1.784,3251. which they were now called upon to vole in confidence, Mr. CROKER did justice to the sincerity of the Hon. Member's statements, or be would not have repeated them to- night, when he had got only deeper into the mire • for the statements he had made, were either inaccurate in amount, or where the amount was accurate, the lion. Gentleman was mis- taken in the meaning which he affixed to them. The Hon. Member had spoken of his own statement as correctly given in an Evening Paper, but that his ( Mr. Croker's) was corrected by some mysterious hand. He could assure the Hon. Gentle- man he never corrected but ( Wo of his speeches; one was on tlte . Duke of York's question, the other on the subjcct of the Catholic Claims and he had not, he believed written a word in any newspaper for the last two years. The Hon. Member • now staled, that he had orf a former night said the naval esti- mates in 1817 were 5,985,000'. ; but what he ( Mr. Croker) fearlessly asserted was. that the Hon. Member had called it 5,300,0001.—[ The Hon. Gentlemen hers entered into a detail of the circumstances of the former debate, to prove that what he now stated was, correct.]— The Hon. Member was led into '. he mistake by the awkward manner in which the old stores were deducted from the total amount in the printed estimate— ( Hear, hear, hear)— for which indeed the office was not liable, as it was ordered by the Act of Parliament so to be made up. The Hon. Member had on the former evening said the 17 mil- lions were expended for building of ships, and added, that it was a sum large enough to build the navies of the universe.— The Hon. Gentleman opposite might now wish to change the terms ; but in the Hon. Member's speech he confined tile ex- penditure to building only ; besides, now he had taken Iwo years more ihan he ( Mr. Croker) understood bint. He thought he had slated Ihe expenditure was tr in 1817, and not from 1815, and when he ( Mr. Crofcer) read ' he items from a bound volume of the Navy Estimates which he then held in his hand, he commenced in 1817 ; and the Hon. Member, though he was correcting and checking him, yet acquiesced, and did not stop him to say he should hove be^ un at 1815. The Hon. Member now came down to move fo a new trial 011 two poinis > nly, but in his former statement there were many points. [ Mr, Croker here tecapitulated some other differences, that he considered as inaccuracies io the Hon. Member for Aberdeen.] He concluded by assuiing that Hon. Gentleman that it was not his faith bur his figures which he doubted ; but it appeared that be had puzzled himself with his figures, and then came down to mislead the House. Mr. BERNAI. said, that on the formes evening his ears were open, aud he hail understood his Hon. Friend ( Mr. ( Hume) to say, that 1 7 millionslwere expended in seven years in the building re- building, and repairing ofships. The Hon. Member then ncticed some variances in the navy estimates and the detailed avcuuut of the years 1817, 1818. and 1819, in merchants' yard- anil the Fast Indies. He concluded by declaring that he was convinced of the accuracy of his Hon. Friend, and was satisfied he vvas right iu his statement of the 17 millions Sir H, PARN'ET. L observed, thaton the grounds of pro liability, if there were 110 other argument, it was not likely his Hon. Friend ( Mr. Hume) should be .1 israken. forin a pamph- let that was primed and published last June, at Ridgvvay's in Piccadilly, precisely the same statements he had given were madein a speech ofhis Hon. Friend. ITe was the more anxious to bear this testimony, as he telt desirous that the character of his Hon. Friend's accuracy should stand uniinpeached. Mr. RICA RDO distinctly recollected the dispute in ques- tion. His Hon. Friend ( Mr. Hume) stated that tile stun of 5.900.0001. was the sum demanded before the deduction of old stores; vrhereas the Hon. Secretary ( Mr. Croker) had charged him with stating ( hat this was the sum after the deduction. Sir G. CLERK corroborated the statement of his Hon. Friend ( Mr. Crcker.) Air. BROUGHAM wished tomakoavery few-( obsvrvaiions upon the present subject, for he could not help thinking, from all the circumstances both from the challenge of his Hon. Friend ( Mr. Hume) to investigate his statements, and from the fancied exposition of the Hon. Gentleman ( Mr. Croker.) that the accuracy of Mr. Hume was uuimpeadied,—( Hear)— That opinion was not merely founded upon his experience of his Hon. Friend in that House, it was founded upon his long acquaintance with his character in various kin ! s of business in which he tmd taken an active par: ; In- founded * t. moreover upon the candid admission of the Secretary himself, who com- menced by . giving his Hon Friend credit frr sincerity As anecdotcs on these subjects w ere something in vegue, he should state one that had occurred to hirn to night. When he had entered the House, lie was to HI that an attempt was made to prove that all the statements of his Hon. Friend were false.— He immediately said, " Impossible." In these complicated accounts, he should nowise marvel if a person wo- dd make a mistake of one or tvt >, or three or 400 pounds. But even in these blundering calculations, these admitted blunders, a inis- ake of millions 011 the part of bis Hon. Friend vvas impos- sible.—( Cheers) — He happened to have in bis possession a newspaper which contained a statement of what occurred on Friday night. He should just read a passage which he thought was conclusive.—[ Hear Mr. Brougham w- » scalled to order.]— He begged oardon of the House for introducing so obnoxious 311 article. God forbid that he should even glance at a report of the proceedings of that assembly However he could nor help remarking rhat ho had seen a very short time back. very curious document, a small portion of recent history—( Much laughter)— which contained a statement somewhat curious — For had he not been morally and legally convinced that no part of their deliberationscould meet the public eye, he should have said thai he had seen the self- same identical speech which bad fallen on Friday night from rhe Member for Aberdeen,— ( Re- peated laughter).— A stronger resemblance he bad never seen. It happened curiounly too that this historical fragment was treating of navy estimates ; and marvellous to relate, the very statement whicti his Hon. Friend insisted upon to- night, ap- peared almost verbatim.—( Cheers and laughter.)— But he for one must protest against the line of argument pursued. Argu- ment it could not be called. Attack was substituted noon his Hon. Friend, who, night sfier night, upon such difficult ques- tions. deciding vast sums, touching important interests, had enlightened the House with his multifarious details, and was actually wearing away by bis exertions.—( Hear, hear, from the Ministerial Benches.)— Let not Gentlemen opposite exult, he could - assure them that was a kind of wear and tear tb. it would not do them much service.—( Cheers)— Fdrwell he knew, when he returned to that House in a few- weeks, he should find bis Hon. Friend, planted in the same spot, pursuing the same course with the same unremitting assiduity, he should see him receiving the cheerful and willing homage of his country men for lira meritorious exertions, anil extorting from Gentle- men opposite, aye in dvspite too of their interest, their unwil- ling approbation.—( Cooers).— He would not be'deterred by the attacks of Gentlemen opposite, who liad pUced him last Friday upon his trial, and fouad him guilty ; but to night he moved for a new trial, and would !> e honourably acquitted.— They should hear the language ofthe above named document: Oh, poor Mr. Sucli- a- one ! he is undone ; all his statements are incorrect; no one will place any depetidance on him in future. Now we shall return to Ihose glorious halcyon days, when we could cough, aye, thunder down any man who pre- sumed to inquire into our estimates ; when we branded such an innovator with the appellathwi of Jacobin, Bonapartist, & c. men wlio attempted lo raise a revolution on the basis of society! " ( Continued laughter.) But he knew his Hon. Friend would not be intimidated ; he would go on through good report and eril report, reckless of any attacks to which every public man was exposed ; aud ill pursuing that course he would do slill utore good than he had already done, great though it w is.— L The Hon. and Learned Gentleman sat down amid loud cheers.^ The Slarquis of LONDONDERRY was surprised at the course the discussion had taken. Instead of considering the estimates or supplies to be voted, they were deliberating upon one of the most impoitant questions ( far exceeding in interest the agricultural question) that was discussed that Session, It was neither more uor less than what degree of credit was to be given in future to the statements of the Hon. Member for Aberdeen. He never heard greater dismay than seemed to prevail. All Brookes's seemed to have taken the alarm. The great calculator ( Mr, llicardo) had been called in as vouchee, and even the Hon. and Learned Gentleman ( Mr. Brougham) iad discharged all his artillery upon the question.—( Much laughter)— It would be to be proved that night, whether all me snuff- boxes the Hon. Member ( Mr. Hume) had received from various parts of the country were to be returned to their respective owners—( A laugh.)— Whether, in fact, he was dis- qualified for being a Member of Parliament; and in future when he arose to address the House upon a matter of calcula- tions, whether be weie entitled to any credit whatever. But a.., the Hon. Gentleman was on his trial, he should endeavour to raise him on his legs, for his Hon. and Learned Friend had thrown him 011 his hack. If his argument were right, his calculations were wrong. He would give tile Hon. Member his choice of sides in the dilemma—( Cheers)— He could not nave sal down without expressing his opinion that the House vould be much more profitably employed in discussing ihe estimates. After an explanation from Mr. HUME and Mr. CltOKEll, Mr. WM. SMITH addressed the House for a few minutes iu corroboration of the accuracy of Mr. Hume. The House then divided at half- past twelve: For. Mr. Hume's Amendment - 78 Against it - - - 129 . £ 17.758.615 Making a total of and in that he had not taken in half a million for rigging. Hv ( Mr. Hume) entreated the protection of the House against th, sort of treatment he had received from official men. He had no object but - to lay the truth Lwfure that House aud before the Majority for the Motion, 51 Thursday, Feb. 28. SHERIFFS IN SCOTLAND. A Member ask - i a question of the Secretary of State a. to a report which be had heard of this intention of Government to raise tTie salaries of the Sfieriffs u! Scotland on condition of ex- tended residence. Mr. PEEL said, thesubject was under the consideration of his Majesty's Government; the present regulation fixed the residence of the Sheriff at four months, at lea^ t. Advert- ing to the late disturbances at Paisley, & c. it had been con- sidered that a longer residence might be desirable, and steps would be taken accordingly ; he trusted the Hon. Gentleman would give his Mijesty's Government credit for being actuat- ed by no other object in ibis , consideration than the public good. SCOTCH BURGHS. The LORD ADVOCATE said, that in submitting his proposition to the House, he did not feel himself called upon to make any lengthened statement. He should merely state the o' jeets of Ills motion, which were simply these: To in- troduce a better mode of collecting the revenue; lo make their proceedings accesible to the public; to give the electors the power of complaining, when complaint arose ; to compel the Magistrates to reside within the burghs ; and to prevent un- due expenditure. These were the objects contemplated by Ihe measure he meant to propose, and he should therefore move " For leave to bring in a bill for regulating the mode of ac- counting and preventing undue expenditure in the Royal Burghs of Scotland." Lord ARCHIBALD HAMILTON said, he did not expect that 011 a subject of such importance, after a Committee of that House had sat for three years, and presented a volu- minous Report, it was possible tint the Learned Lord could have introduced a motion for such a bill with such a speech. He did not think it possible that a Lord Advocate of Scotland would rise up upon such an occasion and move for leave to bring in a bill as a matter of course; he did apprehend that when be ( I. ord A. Hamilton) had submitted his motion 011 the same subject a few nights since, that one ofthe objections ( indeed, the only objection that could be made to it) would be, that he should wait to hear the Lord Advocate propose his measure, and open his views upon the subject. Was it to be endured thata Committee ofthat House should sit Session af'er Session upon a question in wjiit- li the internal manage- ment of 110 less than 60 burghs was concerned, ami when a Report was delivered, containing a long catalogue of griev- ances that could not be denied, and that, after all that labour, that, a motion should be made as if it were a common turn- pike ro. id hill ? But if he were surprised at ihe manner of the Learned Lord, he could not be less surprised at the mallet his speech contained. After ihe complicated grievances that were complained of. were admitted, he had proposed a measure that would apply to no more than one- tenth of the evil. He vvas bound lo presume that Ihe Men hers ofthat House were acquainted Willi the nature of the Report. But it seemed to be a doctrine entertained in that House, that no measure, however just, or prudent or necessary, had any chance of success. Uli.' ess it originated wiih some Gentlemen 011 the Treasury Benches. One of ' he measures contemplated by the Learned Lord was to enable the voters to obtain redress from" Magistrates. Such was the strange slate of the Scotch burghs at present, that a Magistrate might commit any act without having an artion instituted against him in a Court of law. He was so; rv ' he subject was so little understood in the House; but be was sure i>" such abuses were brought under the consideration of English Members, thy would lea l lo a far different result. After a short explanation from the Lord Advocate, leave- was granted. DISTURBANCE AT KNIGHTSBRIDGE. Mr. Alderman WOOD said, he rose to submit a motion to that House, founded 011 a petition which he bad the honour to present on the 8th inst. from that most respectable body " t his constituents, the Corporation of the City of London. Io ihe observations which he had to make preparatory io his mo- tion, he should confine himself strictly to facts, and the merits of the case, as grounded solely upon them. In conclusion Ihe Hon. - Member moved, " That a Select Committee be ap- pointed to inquire into the truth ofthe facts staled in the Pe- tition presented to the Mouse 011 the 8' li ihst. from the Cor poration of London, complaining of an outrage by the mili- tary 011 thc person of Mr. Sheriff Waithman on the 26ih of August last, while in the execution of his civil duly for the preservation ofthe peace.'' After a long debate, the House divided— For thc motion, ... ... 55 Against it, ... ... ... ... 134 Majority, ... ... ... 128 SALT TAX. Mr. CALCRAFT fell it his duty to bring this subject b. fore the House. In the . year 1817 he had moved for a Com- mittee on the Salt Tax which he had lost by a majority or only nine. In the next year he obtained a Committee with, ut opposition. Tie Hon. Gentleman here rend a Resolution of the Committee, tliaf the repeal ofthe Salt Duties would be of the utmost advantage to the country, and thst nothing but the State of tiie Revenue had prevented the Committee from in structing tlieir Chairman to make a motion to that effect. He had taken no steps rill 1821. liom ihe state of the Revenue ; but now, circnmsiancus induced him to bring the subject before the House. The course he should pursue, would be to move for leave to bring in a Bill, for the gradual abolition of the duties 011 Salt. The duty was 15*. per bushel ; and he should move an animal reduction of 5s. a bushel till the tax should be finally repealed. The Hon. Gentleman concluded by moving for leave to bring in a Bill for tiie gradual Abolition of the S- lr Duties, Mr, DAVENPORT seconded the motion The CHANCELLOR ofthe EXCHEQUER compli- mented the Hon Gentleman 0: 1 the candid maimer in which he had made his motion ; but, after what Parliament had already done in the way of the reduction of taxation, he must protest against any farther diminution of the public revenue 111 the course of the present Session. Ii was Ihe decision of the Mouse that. there should be a clear surplus of revenue of five millions. Parliament had already ^ oue to lire greatest possible extent in the way of reduction. He should, therefore, move the Previous Question. The motion was supported by Lord Normanby, Sir I. Coffin. Mr Curwen, General Gascoyne, Sir J Sebright. Sir F, Knatchbull, Mr. Brougham, and several other Memliers.- Mr. I . ittleton. the Marquis of Londonderry, Mr Peel. Mr. T. Wilson, and some others, spoke against the motion, as being most injurious to the best interests of the country ; parti- cularly at this time, when all classes were looking to ihe con- sistency of Parliament, which alone could support the mea- sures now pending in the money market. The House divided, w hen the numbers were In favour of the motion, 165 Against it jgg Majority against the motion, 4 Friday, March 1. Mi. HUME gave notice that he would, on Tuesday, move for a return of the persons employed in tile collection of the national debt, and 011 Thursday he would submit a motion on the subject of tile Post Office in England, Scotland, and Wales. Hie Hon. Gentleman also moved fora rrturn ofthe net income of England, Scotland, and Wales, for the last three years, distinguishing each county, and the rate per cent, of expense for collecting each branch of the revenue. For an account of the sums granted for ships building, and repairing the ships in the King's yards, and merchants yards for the last seven years, and for an account of all sums granted iu 1SI7 for the service ofthe navy, under the appropriation act. Ordered. Sir GEORGE CLERK presented a return of the persons receiving halt- pay w ho are now. in holy orders. Ordered to lie on the table. Colonel DA VIES moved for a return of all officers dis- charged the array without Court Martial since 1799. Mr. SYKES asked whether it was intended to review the law that would expire in 182.3, for giving the same l » ounty upon the Greenland fishery as upon that to the South Se;} ? Mr. LUSHING TON replied, that the subject w as under the consideration of Government. HENItY HUNT. Mr. ITOBIIOUSE presented a petition, signed by upwards of 5000 persons, residing ir, the town of Blackburn, ou the subject of the severities inflicted on Mr. II. Hunt. The pe- titioners prayed the House to interpose, and to address his Majesty, praying a remission of the remainder ofhis sentence. Mr. Alderman WOOD presented a similar petition, signed by 4000 persons, from- Bolton. The petitions were laid on the table. THE, SINKING FUND- Mr. BANKES then moved for certain papers and accounts, to show the amount of stock redeemed by. the operations ofthe sinking fund. Mr. GliENFELL asked, whether Government had made up their minds as to the five millions for the sinking fund being allowed to accumulate at compound interest ? The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER replied, that it vvas his intention to propose < t Committee for t! » e . simpli- ficaiiou of public accounts. IJy that committee, the question now put might be decided, as it was A matter of very great importance. He should propose tho Committee as soon as the budget was gone through. After some observations by different Members, the motion was agreed to. The CHANCELLORof the EXCHEQUER, in answer to a question from Sir J. Newport, said, there was to be no allowance made to maltsters for stock ou hand. COMMITTEE Oh' SUP PLY— NAVY ESTIMATES. On , the motion for the House going into a Committee of Supply on the remaining Navy Estimates, Sec. Mr. HUME said he should oppose it, till further informa- tion was given respecting the application of sums heretofore granted. to the Ordnance,, weUiit, tile Navy • iy> d UivtYud for • further X'^ eiSf IVTr. CttOKEIt hoped tliat tlion? tfrduld be no objection to' gb into tiie Committee. Every explanation should then lie given that was possessed • and if that were not satisfactory, the accounts could be deuianded. Sir I. COFFIN repeated what he had before said several times, that if this system of petty warfare against the Naval ex- penditure were to be. continued— if the Establishments were to be cut down as the lion. Member ( Mr. Hume) had desir- ed, it would be better at once to blow up our Navy.~( A laugh.) Mr. R. WA'UD also trusted that there would be no objec- tion to go into tlie Committee; there Was no disposition tci withhold proper information. Mr. IIUME said that- he only wanted information, and ihafc being promised in the Committee, he would withdraw his mo- tion. The House then Werit into the Committee. Sir J, OSBORNE moved that L 559,650 be allowed for wear and teat of thc Navy, including 20,000 men, at L. 2 Isw per man per month. — Agreed to. Sir JOHN then moved a grant of L. 31.900 for Ordnanccf sea service, at os. per man per month A greed to. LORDS OF THE ADMIRALTY. Sir J OvSBOH NE had next to submit to she House a vota for the ordinary and extraordinary Estimate of ilie year. Th^ Committee would observe that ; t considerable reduction woni4 be found to be made under this head iu consequence of tba measures entered into by his Majesty's Ministers for tlie gra- dual diminution of the public expenditure. The Hon. Baronet then stated the items in which reductions had bi. en made, an l the amount of the same, He stated that the vote liad bee/* prepared in the same manner as last year and concluded liy moving that a sum not exceeding L 5?, 616 4s. Id. lie granted to his Majesty to detray the charges of salaries aud contingewSt expenses of the Admir ilty- OlHce for the year 1822. Sir M. W. RIDLEY then rose to move a reduction of this sum, by the amount of the salaries of two junior Lords of the Admiralty, bv" ing persuaded that, in the present state of tlie country, a saving to that amount ought to be made. Ha . denied the position that the maintenance of six junior LorfU ofthe Admiralty was authorised by cu^ om, on the fits, forma- tion of the Board. He conceived that the real motive © f holding such a number was the convenient patron *. xe it af- forded ; and it was mainly upon the ground of th" und- je pat- ronage and influence which it obtained in that Mm. ise that ha urged the reduction. It may be said that a saving of 200i> L a- year was no great object; but he thought a saving of the smallest sum essential, if it only went to a 4abli- h the principle 1 of the necessity of reductions, and deprive Minis!< r*- s uf* little of the undue weight they had in that Hou e. He cuo* eluded b> calling on the House to redeem the ptedg of re- trenchment it bad uiready given and support the am^ ndtnenfi which he was • '• w about to have the honour to jaropnse to thx » consideration, 6," the House—" That a sum not exceeding 55.6161. 5';. " Pet. be granted to his Majesty for t- fye above pur- pose, which would make a reduction of 2,000], on the origi- nal sum proposed." This called forth an extended conversation, in which Sis* Christopher Cole. M*'. LvUletou. Mr. G.-. ch, Mr. S. WmtJe*. and other*, stated it tu be their determination to support the amendment. A fter a short reoly from Sir \ I. W. Ridley the Committee divided, when the number^ wer « — For the amendment, ... ... 132 Against it, ... ... ••• 123 Majority against Ministers, 54 The result was received with immense cheering by the Op* position. NAVY PAY OFFICE. On the mo'ion for granting 51 oOQl. for the current es- nensesof the Navy Pay Office'for the prevent year. Mr. HUME objected to the grant of this sum as eicessjve* and proposed as an amendment, that the sum should bs 2.3,4001. The Hon, Member contended, fhnt reduction to the amount of 80001. might be made in the office ofthe Trea- surer of the Navy, and those under him. The office of Tnea- urer of the Navy might, he said, be done by a common Banker, Mr. ROBINSON defended the original grant. The o? V fice of Treasurer ofthe. Navy was a most res< ' p- » usible o- ne, - ami the duties attached to it were of a most difficult and important nature. There hod already been a reduction of upwards of 7001. in this department upon the vote of last year. The re- luctiou had been made a' the ex.> ence of the comforts of many worthy and excellent individuals who had been long and faith-, ful servants to the public. He contended than the satsry of £ 5000 a year for the Treasurer ofthe Navy was not sufficient: to compensate him for the responsibility imposed on him.— However, if the Mouse was determined to make this n> dueu< yta* he ( Mr. R ) would rather the House should at once lak.; awaj his salary, than impose ou him the necessity of farther distress- ing those who held -. u ordinate offices under him. Mr, ELLICE did net consider the Right Hon. Gentle- man's salary too great, but a reduction might be made la other quarters. Mr. BENNET supported the reduction. The Marquis of LONDON DE R RY defended the origi- nal grant, and called on the Mouse to suspend thetr opinion till they were in possession of his Right Hon. Friend's platt, by which a greit saving would be made to the public. In bis ( the Noble Lord s) Office ti. e expenee of which was L 21,000, the reduction of L. 70Q0 had recently been etfecteX Lord \ LTHOUPE thought the Hou e should proceed as farther till in possession of that plan, and therefore moved, that the Chairman report progress, and ask leave to sit again. The gallery wras then cleared when no less than . five divi- sions took phtce. First division— For delay, 37— Against it. 107. Second division— To reduce the vote to L. 23 500-— For it, 28— Against it. 99. Third division— To adjourn, For it, 23; Against it. og-.. Fourth division— To reduce to L. 23,000.— For i. t, 21 — Against it, 97. Fifth division— To agree to the vote of L3I, 304— For it, 94 — Against it, 21. fhe Committee then adjourned. Tiie House then resumed, and the Report was ordered to be received on Monday. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FROM FRENCH PAPERS. PARTS, Feb. 25— This morning, at ten o'clock, Ae Civil Tribunal of the Seine heard, with closed doors, the affair relative to the deposit of five millions made br Napoleon Bonaparte in the bank of M. Lafitte, and the testament of the former in favour of Messrs. Montfoolon, Bertrand, and Marcliand, the valet de chambre ot tha testator. M. Unpin pleaded for the legatees, and M Persil for . Mr. l. afitte The Tribunal adjourned to this dav week, to hear tl> e plea of M. Jacquiut de Primpeluue, the King's attorney. In the Chamber ofthe Peers, the law on the Press was tiie order of the dav. Three members spoke, thc Duke de la ltochefoucault against, the Count de S. Roman for, aud Count Bastard on the project.— All these speeches, and otic of the Keeper of the Seals were ordered to be printed. In the Chamber of the Deputies, the debute on the regulation of the Public Accounts was continued. l? iiB. 27— A new attempt to excite ditarbances at Satimur has been made bva Genera! Berthon, who at the head of 50 men, had appeared at that place, and hoisted thc tri- coloured flag. They were attacked by the mu- nicipal guard ; several were killed ; the greater portion of this remainder were apprehended and imprisoned, bu: their lender escaped with a few others. The intelligence of this event had. as might be expected, an imfiivottr- able effect on the Funds FRANKFORT, Feb. 20— The probability of peac, e being preserved between Russia and Turkpr, which was generally believed at Vienna, has suddenly diminished and especially among the Merchants and Bankers of the Austrian capital, who do business with the East, and. are generally considered as very well informed. News from Constantinople, ofthe 23d January, had been received at Odessa. There have been no fresh, troubles in that capital, and a e^ ort of tranquillity prevail- ed there. The 1' ortc hail, however, arrestM four of the new Greek Bishops, whom it had before appointed, in the most arbitrary manner, and joined with the Patri- arch, ashe is called, nominated by the Divan GENOA, Feb. 17.— We learn thatthe Court Mar-, tial at Palermo continues with activity the trial of 30- persons, implicated in the troubles that have taken place in that city. Fourteen of them are already condemned to death. The police of Palermo, aided bv the Austrian trooos, is disarming the inhabitants of the citv and the en- virons." IIADIHD, Feb. 14— The first measure of the new Cortes is reported to be one of economy, commencing with themselves, by the reduction of " the salaries of . persons Holding places, & c. including tho. se of thf. 4 1 Royal Palace. IticgO arrived the day beforfc yeSferd. ty; SoaiS groups ofthe populace, insignificant in numbers, Saluted him with vivas, singing patriotic songs under his balcony, but that is all. We continue to be perfectly tranquil. Tlie King yesterday gave his assent to the laws on the subject of the right to petition, and on the press," SEVILLE, I'eb. 6.— Oil the morning of the 2d, by order of the Government,, some regiments left this city, and others came in their stead, and marched to the Square of the Constitution, on which occasion the ene- mies of our Constitutional. System thought fit to utter cries of " Long live the Absolute King!" " Death to the Constitution !" Immediately all the good Spa- niards, military and volunteers, who were in the square, were inflamed with patriotic ardour and mortally wound- ed the vile and detestable Vincente Fuero, as a just re- ward of his fanatical folly and clerical seduction, making prisoners of others who appeared at this moment in dif- ferent parts of the square, who all received blows and stabs, which thev well deserved for their conduct in en- deavourintr to throw the files of one ofthe regiments into disorder. In the afternoon the political chief, Don Abister, arrived with the Marquis of Campo Verbe, and proceeded to the quarter where the national militia was drawn up. They were attended by militia cavalry, some of tl* King's dragoons, many Generals, Officers, & c. It seems all the serviles in this city were assem- bled, thinking their friends were entering ; but as soon as they heard these authorities call" Long live the con- stitution, Seville," & c. thev were discouraged. In the evening some other enemies ofthe system acted in a simi- lar manner, but were received with blows and stabs by the Patriots, and afterwards made prisoners. Notwith- . standing these events, public tranquillity has not been ' . disturbed. FROM GERMAN PAPERS. Brussels papers have been received to the 27th. Ac- counts from Egypt mention that hostilities have ceased between Persia and Turkey, but that the armies still re- tained their positions. The negotiation is carried on at Teheran. The Schnh of Persia, it is said, demands from the Porte the cession of the province ofCurdistan, and several provinces of Armenia. Official notices have being given at Corfu of the speed v arrival of an'English corps, which is to be dis- tributed among the Ionian Islands. This corps will go from Isle of Malta, where it will be replaced by troops directlv from England. FRANKFORT. Feb. 17.— The Grand Duke Con- stanrine, who had gone to St. Petersburg!), has return- ed to Warsaw. His Imperial Highness will, it is said, im- mediately review the whole Polish Army, which in the next Spring will take up cantonments in Lithuania. Prince Cantacnzene has traversed Saxony, accompa- nied bv the Russian Charge d'Affaires, M. Palata, on their way to Pctersburgh. It Is fully confirmed that the Prince is charged with a mission on the part of the Pro- visional Government of Greece, established at Argos, to the Court of Russia, and that he is to implore the sup- port ofthe Emperor Alexander for the independence of the Greeks, he being at the same time charged to sub- mit to the Russian Government the decision agreed to by the Congress of Argos on the subject of the introduction of'a Mooarchial Constitution, the basis of which are only to be established with the consent of the great European Powers. p£ B. ig. The Prussian Government has denied insertion in the Official Gazette of Berlin, the intelli- gence published in the Allgemeine Zeitung, that a com- mercial house at Constantinople had, from apprehenion of a war with Russia, established at Berlin a considera- ble depotof the produce of Turkish manufactures. ^ A letter from Odessa of a recent date states, that at Constantinople several new Greek Bishops have been arrested bv order ofthe Divan. There was some dis- quietude as to their fate. The question between Turkey and Russia still re- mains in the same state of uncertainty. AMERICA, $ c. New York Papers to the 28th January, have arrived. Thev announce a dreadful fire at Philadelphia. Oil the right of the 23d January, the Orphan Asylum in that city was entirely consumed, and twenty- three of the children, it is presumed, perished in the flames. Sixty- tight children were saved. ' 1 he sales of grain and flour atNcw York in the week ending on the 2Gth were heavy, and prices declined a shade. A few sales of superfine ' flour were made at 6 dollars 37; j at a credit of from 60 to 90 days, and some small lots sold at 6 dollars 25 cash. There was no sale of wheat. The Meteor packet, for Liverpool, left the wharf at New York oil the 25th. but was prevented by the ice from getting into the river.— The Congress of the United States have been occupied with subjects purely of domestic importance, and among them the principal is a measure for establishing a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the Union. This plan, which seems so desirable, especially in a com- mercial country, meets however with opposition, though not, as it should appear, of sufficient weight to frustrate its adoption. ______ GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY OF CHILI. SANTIAGO, Oct. 27. UTTER FROM TI1F. GOVFITXOR OF VAI. FARAISO TO THE SUVREME DIRECTOR OF Till! KF. I'UUL. LC. MOST EXCELLENT SENOR.— At four in the even- ing before the brigantine Garmen, the bearer ofthe pleasing news of the occupation of Callao bv our liberat- ing. army, entered this port, I had the satisfaction of transmiting to your Excellency the intelligence, such as amidst the transports of public rejoicing it was communi- cated to me bv the Captain of that vessel. But having since had time to converse with the passengers, and to compare their desposit'ions, I can state that the occurren- ces in Peru have been nearly as follow :— That Canterac, at the head of 4-, 500 men, entered Callao on the 12th of September, which place, already suffering from great scarcity, was reduced to the extre- mity of want by the entrance of these troops, who in- troduced no provisions with them, as our general had, during the inarch of the enemy, carried off every thing ; th. lt Canterac, being obliged by this distress to abandon the fortress in the night of the 16th, proceeded rapidly • w ith tho whole of his force and a few volunteers ( among whom was the brigadier Sanchez) towards Boca Negra ; that, on his way to that point, he was beaten by our maritime forces, and that the result was a great disper- sion and the cutting off a party consisting of more than 800 men, who joined our army ; that in this situation the enemy proceeded to the breach of Canta, which af- fords a passage into Janja, doubtless with the design of joining General La Serna, but being pursued by our guerillas, and wanting provisions, he lost a great num- ber of men, insomuch, that in the opinion of the pas- sengers of the brigantine, which left Callao on the 25th, the chiefs and officers could scarcely reach Janja with more than 600 cavalry, in which force Canterac places the greatest confidence, as it is composed entirely of Spa- niards. That the garrison which surrendered in Callao con- sisted of somewhat more than 600 troops of the line, and about 1,000 and upwards of armed peasantry ; that such was the severity of the famine, by which the capi- tulation was hastened, that during the siege 1,01- 0 men died of disease and hunger. The passengers further state, that they understood the object of General Canterac,, in his advance from Janja to Callao, to have been to obtain possession of two or more millions of dollars belonging chiefly to pri- vate individuals, which were supposed to be shut up m the fortress ; and that he also expected to find abundance of jirovisioifs; besides a great part of the . salted beef which had previously been deposited there ; but that, deceived in his hopes, finding very little money, and unable to endure the famine, lie retired, or rather fled precipitately. The account of the deliverance of Acapulfio and San Bias, and of the capture Of the frigates Prueba and Van- ganza, was communicated by the courier from Valles, and arrived at Calluo on the same day ( the 25th), just as the vessel was putting to sea. From the salutes of ar- tillery, and other demonstrations of joy which took place in the fortress, there is no doubt of the intelligence beiug official. God preserve your Excellency many years. JOSSE IGNACIO ZENTENO. Valparaiso. October 25, 1821, seven in the evening. To tbe Supreme Director of the Republic. GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF LIMA. Thursday, September 29, 1821. We have the satisfaction of making known to the pub- lic the capitulation of the fortress of Callao, ratified by his Excellency the protector of Peru, and by the Go- vernor of the said fortress. The capitulation, which is annexed to this notice, consists of 13 articles, of which the following is the sub- stance :— The garrison to march out with the honours of war. The veteran troops of the garrison are allowed to join the army of Arequipa, but to no other point. The sol- diers ofthe corps of Concordia are allowed to go to their families as private individuals. All persons be- longing to the Spanish navy or merchant service may reside" i'. i Lima, or in the town of Callao, until their in- dividual interests being settled, they shall leave Peru, which must be within the period of four months. The Generals, Chief's, and other Officers, and the Officers of the customs, shall be treated with respect. The Go- vernor shall give a list of the persons residing in the for- tress, who shall be allowed to remove their property.— As to the property sequestrated or alienated by order of the Government of Peru, that must be left to its gene- rosity. The vessels in tiie principal road of Callao shall continue the property of their present owners. The pri- soners on both sides shall be exchanged, class for class, and man for man.— On the 21st instant, at 10 in the morning, Callao shall be evacuated by the garrison and the private individuals residing therein; and the forts, & c. shall be delivered up under inventory to such offi- cers as the Protector of Peru may appoint.— Any donbt as to the meaning ofthe articles shall be interpreted in favour of the garrison. The capitulation is dated the 19th, and it is stipulat- ed that it shall be ratified within two hours after its sig- nature, which is accordingly done by the Protector of Peru ( General San Martin) on the one part, and Don Joss. e de la Mar ( the Spanish Governor of Peru) on the other. LONDON, March 2. ANNUAL MALT TAX ACT. The following is a correct copvof the Resolutions agreed to on Wednesday in the House of Commons, and upon which a Biil was ordered to be brought in accordingly : 1. " That there be allowed the duty of excise upon malt, charged by an Act made in the 2d year of the reign of his present Majesty, for the service of the year 1821, upon all malt which shall have paid the whole of the duties now by law chargeable on malt, and which shall be used and consumed after the 25th day of Feb- ruary 1822, and before the 5th day of A mil 1823, in the making or brewing of beer, ( he distillation of Bri- tish spirits, and the making of vinegar, respectively, not exceeding the proportions, and in manner follow- ing, viz.— " To brewers of beer in Great Britain for sale, for every 4 barrels of porter, which shall be charged with duty as strong beer, the sum of 8s and foreverv three barrels of ale which shall be so charged, the sum of 8s. and for every 7 barrels of table beer which shall be charged with duty 8s.— and to every distiller of British spirits in Great Britain for sale, for every 19 gallons of British spirits of the strength of 7 per centum above hydrometer proof, distilled from corn wash charged with duty, the sum of 2s.— and to every vinegar- maker in Great Britain for sale, for every 36 gallons of vinegar of the strength of proof made from malt only, and charged with duty, the sum of 2s." 2. " That from and after the 25th day of February, 1822, the countervailing duty of 16s. 2d. imposed by an act made in the 59th year of the reign of his late Ma- jesty, upon Irish strong beer, ale, or mum, imported or brought into Great Britain directly from Ireland, shall cease and determine, except as to any arrear thereof ; nnd that in lieu thereof the following duty of excise shall be charged, levied, collected, and paid. " For and upon every barrel, consisting of 36 gallons English beer measure, of Irish strong beer, ale, or mum, which shall be imported or brought into Great Britain directly from Ireland, an excise countervailing duty of 14- s. 2d." 3. " That there shall be granted and allowed for and upon every barrel of strong beer or ale made or brewed after the 25th day of February 1822 in Great Britain, above the price of ISs. per barrel, exclusive of the duty, and not being two- penny ale, mentioned and described in the seventh article of the Treaty of Union with Scot- land, which shall be duly exported to foreign parts as merchandize, a drawback of l is. 2d only, in lieu ofthe drawback now payable on beer so exported." Resolutions agreed to ; and Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. Brogden and Mr. Chancellor of the Exche- quer:— Resolutions to be printed. During the week the Navy 5 per Cents, have fallen to 102^ ; this seems to have been expected, but it is more than probable that below this price they cannot fall, as the half vcarly dividend due in July next will be paid, amounting to per cent, and all that can be lost bv holding the Stock at the above quotation, is the in- terest of the money in the interval, The late Mr. Coutts.— It is confidently mentioned that in the will of this Gentleman there is not a name men - tioned but that of Mrs. Coutts. It was said that this Lady comes intoa property of £ 900,000. Report, which, usually exaggerates such matters, now says, that she comes into a property very little short of three millions. Mr. Coutts had been from an earlv period of his life a banker, and was originally from Berwickshire. Many persons are surprised at the singular disposition of Mr. Coutts' property, which apparently disappoints the just expectation of his children. But the fact is said to be, that by this exclusive bequest to his wife, no legacy duty is payable upon this vast sum ; aud Mrs. Coutts, in whom he placed the fullest confidence that she would fulfil what she knew to be his intentions with respect to the subsequent distribution, will, no doubt, carry those intentions, with respect to his daughters and other persons, scrupulously into effect. BONAPARTE'S favourite horse, which followed the remains of his master to his grave, is now in his Ma- jesty's stud— a bay Arabian, oflieautiful symmetry. Dreadful f ire.— Early this morning a most dreadful fire broke out in the premises of Mr. Bagster, a very extensive bookseller and publisher in Paternoster Row, which raged with such furv as in a short time totally to consume the stock aud reduce the building to ashes, and also communicated with the houses adjoining, of Mr. Molini, bookseller; Mr. Kelly, bookseller; Messrs Stopkrand Ginger, stationeis; Dolly's Chophouse, and Mr. Farrand, bootmaker; the whole of which are, great!: injured, and also some others of less consequence, when the fire was stopped in its alarming progress bv the ex- ertions of the lu'cuen, who had a plentiful supply of water. From tbe immense business carried on in this' confined part ofthe city, it is feared the damage cannot be estimated at less than £ 50,000 ; but we are happy in being informed that the whole of ihe parties were in- sured. SKETCH OF PRINCE TALLEYRAND'S POLI- TICAL CAREER. ^ ARIS. Feb. 25. — As I announced in mv former let- ters, the shew of opposition in the House of Peers pre- sents to Ministers a formidable aspect. At the head of the phalanx is the experienced and warv veteran Prince Talleyrand, on whose long and unparalleled career I cannot but touch. It is said of liim—" quit parte, malhear a scs ennertiis"— he brings ill luck td his enemies ; certain it is, that on taking a retrospective view of his past life, this observation does not appear without foun- dation. Under the Republic, while the Directory listened to his Counsels, they were respected or feared both at home and abroad. But in a short space of time, after he had been disgusted, and forced to quit by the ascendancy of a violent party in the Government, and the then Chambers, the Directory split into parties and disap- peared. The Consulate, or rather the empire of Bonaparte, for nothing of empire was even then wanting but the name, tinder the counsels of Talleyrand, grew, strengthen- ed, and flourished. The nations of the continent were dazzled or awed into submission or alliance, until at length the prudent whisperings of the statesman that it was time to finish and secure, were scoffed at by the warrior's boundless aim ; ambition in its frenzy, des- troyed the mighty fabric which in its skilfully digested plan it had raised. The hero vanished, and the lately scouted statesman, like a tutelarlv genius, again appear- ed to usher back the Bourbons to an hereditary, but till then, hopeless throne ; and when, with Europe's Sove- reigns assembled, he fancied this great and long despair ed of work completed, a hurricane burst forth that shat- tered it again to instant ruin. Yet did he not despair, but with that calm and fixed tenacity by which in trial's hour he had ever been distin- guished, he rallied round a fallen throne these hands that set it up again ; when strange to sav, scarcely had the Monarch been seated, and resumed his sceptre, when the conducting hand that had led him up was pushed aside, and kept at the distance in which he has been ever since. You cannot therefore feel surprised to hear he now stands foremost in opposition's ranks, and has made a new alliance with those whom o. uce he combated and conquered. The pact was lately signed, I mean in honour, at La Fitte's hospitable board. The guests invited were the choice of Talleyrand ; the Prince of Eckmul, the Marechal Soult, Manuel, Perrier, and other civil and military leaders in both Houses, were of the number, and sanctioned the patriotic league, which must ere long produce its consequences. Instead of contest, by creating Peers to bear down the threatened opposition in the Upper House, ncgo- ciation has been deemed sufficient, and seems to have been gained, nor have Laine and his party been passed over. He and Simeon have received a pension each of 20.000 francs, and Portal and Pasquier a similar gra- tuity of 12,000f. You, who follow modifying features, must observe this new one ; you see we profit by your precepts and - example. IREL AMD. The Special Commission does not appear to have pro- duced any amelioration in the disposition to outrage which has so long possessed the deluded peasantry in the South of Ireland ; on the contrary, thev have changed the plan of their insane operations, and, laying aside for the present the consideration of tithes and proctors, ar- rayed themselves in hostility against their former allies— the farmers, whose houses are nightly visited by band's of labourers, who, availing themselves of the arms pro- cured by their former depredations, and ofthe terror that so generally prevails through the disturbed districts, swear them at the point of the bayonet, not to charge in fu- ture more than a certain price for garden ground, to in- crease the wages of their labourers, and to furnish them with diet. Three recent murders have been committed, and the burning of churchess and houses is becoming ge- neral. A letter from Rathkeale, dated on Tuesday night, eight o'clock, savs, " We are now, at this moment, looking out of the windows, and are illuminated with houses on fire all about the country." Three of the wretched men have been executed near the scene of their crimes, who, there is too much reason to believe, are considered by their infatuated countrymen as martyrs in a good cause. NAVAL REGISTER. FROM LLOYD'S MARINE LIST, Feb. 28. Guernsey, Feb. 20.— Arrived here this day, the Rose, Pearce, from Rio Janeiro, in 81 days, bringing the master and 14 of the crew of the ship British Army, Stevens, from St. John's, N. IS. bound to Liverpool, which ship on the. Gdi ir, st. while scudding in a heavy gale In lat. 48 43. long. 26. was struck by a sea which stove in - the stern, tore away the bulwarks, and every thing from the deck, washed one man oveiboard, and broke the leg of another, the ship making so much water that the pumps could not keep her free, she very soon became water- logged, when thecrew were obliged to take to the tops where they remained, with only a small quantity « f bread and water until the 11 th, when they were fallen in with and taken out by the Rose, the Carpenter died the day before from cold and fatigue, and most of the others were frost- bitten and much hurt. The Lily of Grangemouth, Dunkin, from Limerick to Glasgow, sprung a leak 7th inst, about thirty miles N W. of Westport, and sunk immediately after being abandoned by the crew. The Louisa, Reed, arrived at Trinidad, 15th December, and the Nestor, Crawford, at Grenada, 10th January, both from Glasgow. Liverpool, Feb. 20.— Several boxes of oranges were picked up off Cape Ciear 11th inst. and from the marks ( RLS) are supposed part of the cargo of tlie Earl of Lonsdale, from St. Michael's to this port; she sailed 24th ult. MARCH 1.— The Harriet, Matthias, which arrived at Demerarn 24th December, from Quebec, was dismasted to windward of Barbauoes, on 12tb; lost 31 horses, and had 5 feet water in her held. Cargo ( for the most part fish) entirely damaged. Conic, February 22.— The Jefferson, Snowden, which ar- rived here yesterday from Savannah, in 30 days, bound to Li- verpool, was thrown on her beam ends in a severe hurricane, on tl- c 7th inst. in lat. 45. 9. N. long. 34. 48. W. from the situation she was relieved, with much difficulty, by cutting away the fore and main masts; the bowsprit, mizzen topmast, and head nf mizzen mast also went with them, and she arrived here under jury masts Her cargo ( cotton) must be discharged to enable her to relit. The imder- montioned East India Company's ships arrived at Canton on the 4th October last, viz. Herefordshire, Inglis, Royal George, Hythe, Bom- bay, Minerva, Windsor, Farquharson, Repulse, Kent, Charles Grant, Kellie Castle, Marquis Camden, Bridge- water, and Waterloo. The Lowther Castle had been spoken with in the China sea, and was hourly expected. PLYMOUTH, Feb. 21— The Plymouth Naval Club on Thursday last commemorated tie victory off Cape St. Vincent. Fifty- four Gentlemen were present. Captain Skene ( in the absence of Adinira'. Sir A. Cochrane! in the Chair. Of the surviving luroes of the day Capt. James Nash was the only one present. MARKETS, CORN EXCHANGE. March 1. The supply of Wheat both ibis aid last week having con- siderably exceeded the demand, leaies a large excess on hand, which could not be disposed of ti - day, although offered at lower prices, and at a reduction oi 2s. per quarter : only a small quantity of the finest samplesfound buyers; all other sorts wcAi Wtally unsulwMc— iiarty sod Oats considerably lower. AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN. Tfii? following is tbe* General Average . which governs Im- portation, taken from the Weekly Returns of the quanti- ties and Price' of British Coin, Winchester measured- England and Wales, for the week ended 23d February : W heat, 47s 7d I Beans, - • 22s 3 Rye, - 22, 3d I Peas, - 24s 0. Barley, - 19:- 4d j Oatmeal, - 00s Od Oats, - 15s 4: 1 j Bear or Big, - OOs OOd The average price of Brown or Muscovado Sugar, computed fnmi the returns made in the Week eiided Feb. 27, is 32s. 4^ d. per cWt. duty exclusive. H A DOINGTON CORN MARKET, March 1. A small supply of Wheat in market, which met with a dull sale; prices nearly as last clay— Barley slime as last day, aud top price of Oats 2s. higher: Wk'al. first - - 31 s - 29s - 27s Od Od od Barley. \ 20s 6d j ISs Od 16s Od Oats. 20s Od 18s Od 16s Od Pease j Beans. 14s 6d j ids Od 12s Od I 14 s Od lO. s Od I 12s Od Second Third - This day there were 460 boils of Oatmeal in Edinburgh Market— Retail price per peck of best oatmeal. Is. Id. second Is. Od. MORPETH, Feb. 27. — At our market this day there was a good maoy cattle; fat s ® 2d readily at last week's prices.—• Beiiig a full market ( if sheep, and a great demand, they met with a ready sale— no alteration in price — Beef from 4s. 9d. to 5s. 3d.— Mution from 4s. 8d. to 5s. Gd. per stone, sinking offals. GLASGOW CAfTLE M A RKET.— There were about 490 fat cattle in Glasgow market, on Monday, and a good number of inferior beasts remained unsold. In consequence of the supply being so large, prices were on the decline. Prime stots were chiefly in demand, and brought from 8s. to 9s. a* s! one; some beasts in poor condition sold so low as 6s. 6d. a stone. There Was a good supply of sheep ; ewes sold at 10 » . Gd. each. Black- faced wedders brought from 14s. to 25s. and white- faced wedders brought, from 26s. to 85s. a- head. At Lanark Fair on Tuesday, fiax sold at from 12s. to 15s. and some very fine at 18s. a- stone. Lint yarn in general sold at 18d, a spindle. Very superior brought as high as 2s. Seed oats brought 15s. a Linlithgow boll. Best oatmeal 31s. a load. FAI FEBRUARY- Blair- of- Atbol. 1st day Dornoch, Callan'sFair, 1 stWed Monymusk, 2d Wed. Charleston of Aboyne, 3d Wed. Forfar, last ditto Nairn, 18th day Abergeldie, last Friday Inverness, Wed. after 4th Dunkeld, 3d day ( Old Stile.) Banff, Candlemas Fair, IstTues Rattray, ditto Stonehaven, the Thursday be. fore Candlemas New Pitsligo, 5d Tues.& Wed. Mintir. w, 3d Tuesday Cornhill. ( Newton of Park) 1st Thurs. after Candlemas RS. —( New Stile. J Botriphnie, Fumack, 15th day Old Deer, 3d Thursday Huntly, last Tuesday A1 ford, ditto Strichen, do. arid Wed. Tarland, last Wed. Redcastle, ditto O'dmeldrum. day before Fyvie Fyvie, Fasten's- even, IstTues. and Wed. after New Moon next after Candlemas Elgin, ditto Strowan Murray, Crieff, the 9di day ; but if that day be Saturday, Sunday, or Mon- day, it is held the Tuesday after. MARCH— Nairn, 1st, Tuesday Dornoch, 1st Wednesday Perth 1 st- Friday Mintlaw, 2d Tuesday Dumfermline, 13th day Tain Spring Fair, od Tues. Banchory Teman, Midlentran Fair, last Thursday Echt, the day before ( Old Stile.) Marnoch, 1st Tuesday Inverury, 2d Tuesday Loch el, ditto / Nero Stile.) Migvie, 2d Tuesday Tarves, 2d Tues. & Wednes. Fraserburgh, 2d Wednesday Old Deer, 2d Thursday Marnoch, 3d Tuesday Lenabo, 2d Tues. & Wednes. Udny, the day before Cornhill,( Lady Fair ) 25th day. or 1st Thursday after Huntly, last Tuesday Turriff, last Tues. & Wednes. Fochabers, last Wednesday. PRICE OF HOPS, NEW POCKETS. Kent, 21 1 Gs to 51 Os Sussex, 21 10s to 3i 10s Essex, 21 i 6s to 41 10s March 2. NEW HAGS. Kent, 21 10s to Sussex, 21 6s to Essex* 21 14s to Farnham, fine, 71 00? to 101 9s— Seconds, 21 10s to 41 15- 41 3s 4i 4s 71 7s SMITH FIELD MARKET, March 1. To sink the Oftal, per stone of 8ibs. Beef, 2s 8d to 3s lOd I Veal, 3s Od to 5s 6 i Mutton, 2s Od to 4s Od | Pork, 2s Od to 4s Od Beasts, 480— Sheep, & c. 4,501— Calves. 80 — Pigs, 190. PH. ICR OF STOCKS. 3 per C. Red. ^ k'j'Hk I Bonds, 55 32 40 pr. 5 per Ct. N. I02fH# i I Ex. B. 2 10001. ldis. lpr 4pi\. 3 § perCent. 90fi I Lottery Tickets, 221. 14s. 4 per Cents. 97JJ^ f£ j Cs. for Ac- EDINBURGH, March 5. The Court of Session rises oti Saturday for the Spring vacation. The box days are fixed for the 4th and 18th davs of April. On Wednesday last, the Magistrates and Town Conn cil elected George Joseph Bell, Esq. Advocate, to be Professor of the Law of Scotland, in the room of the Hon. Mr. Baron Hume. Bv the constitution of this professorship, the election is made from a leet of two, transmitted to theCouncil from the Faculty of Advocates, one of whom is always a person whose official rank is understood to exclude him from the situation of an actual candidate. In the present instance, Mr. Bell has been called to this important and arduous station by the una- nimous voice of his brethren ; a distinction which he has been felt to have merited, not only by his well known professional talents and learning, but by his eminent ser- vices as an institutional writer on some of the most im- portant and difficult branches of our municipal law. Wednesday the Presbytery of Edinburgh appointed the settlement of Dr. John Lee of St. Andrew's, in the first charge of the Canongite parish, to take place on Thursday the 21st inst. The Rev- David Dickson to preaeh and preside on the occasion. It was agreed to take into consideration, at next meeting of Presbvtery, the propriety of allowing collections at the different Churches, in aid ofthe National Monument. Thursday se'ennight, Mr. Thomas Brown, jun. was ordained assistant and successor to his father, the Rev. Mr. Brown, who has held the pastoral charge of Inner- kip parish for upwards of 30 years. The Rev. Dr. Scott of Greenock preached and presidedon theVccasion. Government bus officially notified to the Lord Pro- vost of Glasgow, in answer to representations on the subject, that the Sheriff- Depute of Lanarkshire is to reside within the county. On Thursday night the smack Trusty, Fussey, from London, and the Nonsuch, M'Leod, from Leith to Newcastle, ran foul of each other off St. Abb's Head, when, melancholy to relate, the Nonsuch went down, with the master and three passengers. The names of passengers who perished were— Messrs. Robertson and Fenwiek, Surgeons, of South Shields, who had been attending their studies in Edinburgh College, and a woman, whose name we have not learned. Three sailors and two passengers, who were oil deck, got safe ou board the Trusty, and were landed at Lcith. COURT OF SESSION. BDRGII OF PAISLEY. A decision of great importance to the burgh of Paisley, as well as ofinuch general interest, was pronounced on the 22d January, by the First Division ofthe Court of Session, in the case of Sir Michael Shaw Stewart, Bart, and others, against the Magistrates of Paislev. That burgh has for a long period enjoyed distinguished' advantages. Owing its origin to the celebrated ecclesi- astical establishment in its neighbourhood, it was in 1488 erected into a burgh of barony, with very extensive privi- leges, by a charter obtained from the Crown by the then Abbot, George Shaw. In 1658 a contract was entered into between the Magistrates and the inhabitants of the burgh on the one part, and Lord Cochrane ( who had become possessed of the temporality of the Abbey) on the other, whereby he made over to them the superiori- ty ofthe burgh, to the effect that in all time coming it should be held bv them directly of the Crown, and thai they should enjoy the power of choosing their own Ma gisttates, and other privileges usually exercised by the feudal superiors of burghs of barony. A charter from the Crown in 166.5, in terms of this contract, forms the titl^ oil which the buigh has ever since bcea held,. ' Nuni- '- erless advantages have, ifi consequence, accrued to ttfrf , . habitants ; and, in fact, with the single exception of • fending a member to Parliament, the burgh enjovs all ";'' ie privileges and immunities of a Royal Burgh. the proceedings which have been lately under the con J si deration of the Court arose out of an attempt by tlnj Magistrates to alienate the superiority of the burgh, ' for the purpose of making freehold qualifications in the c.' Uii- ty. Such a design naturally excited alarm among the burgesses, for it not only implied a direct surrender of the proudest distinction of the burgh by imposing a sub- ject superior between it and the Crown, but it likewise brought into very obvious hazard many of those valuable- privileges which the community enjovfcd as Crown vas- sals. A summons of reduction of these proceedings wei immediately raised ( July 1816) at the instance of soma ofthe principal burgesses. A bill of suspension and in- terdict was also presented, praying that the M igistrates might be interdicted from proceeding with the sale. Lord Craigie ( Ordinary on the Bills)' in consideration ofthe importance of the question, ordered memorial? to the Second Division ; on advising which, the biil was unahi- molisly passed, and the interdict granted ( June 1817); while, at the same time, the strongest opinion adverse td the proceedings of the Magistrates was pronounced on the general question. The process of reduction coming before Lord Alloway, his Lordship ( although he ex- pressed the same opinion as the Judges of tee Second Division) ordered informations to the Court. The case being enrolled and brotight forward by the Magistrates, came to be advised on 22d January last. It was observed from the Bench, that, by the charter1 of 1665, Paisley is in effect a Royal burgh in every re- spect, cxcept in not having a vote for a Member of Par- liament ; that the jurisdiction of the Magistrates, and the most important privileges of the inhabitants, are de- rived from the Crown- holding; that the Magistrates are only trustees for the burgesses, and cannot alienate any of the property of the burgh except for the cotmnc li good ; that, above all, nothing but the most urgent ne- cessity could ever justify the surrender of that most valuable possession, the superiority of the burghal territory; and, indeed, that it is pretty clear, that, if a sale had taken place, and the disponee been infeft, the jurisdiction of the Magistrates themselves would have been entirely destroyed; in short, that the proposed measure, as an act of decided maladministration, could not be sanctioned by the Court. Upon three other distinct reasons of reduction, it was held, that, as cieating an undue multiplication of supe- riors over the burgesses, the proceeding were likewise illegal; that the mode which had been adopted, of divid- ing the valued rent by aliening an equal sum to every acre oi' land, without any regard to their comparative value, was quite unjust; and that, at all eveiits, tho re- solutions of the Magistrates ( proved bv their minutes) to sell by private bargain " to the friend" of one of tho candidates for the county, without giving any Opportune tv of competition, was most unwarrantable; and ifevei* the necessities ofthe burgh should authorise such a dila- pidation, it could not be regularly done except by a pub- lie sale. Upon awarding costs of suit, it was' observed, that when parties choose to tamper with their rights, and try such experiments, they must, if unsuccessful, them* selves bear the expenses which they occasion. The Court, by their interlocutor of 22d January last, suspended the letters smphl iter, and granted interdict, as craved in the Suspension ; and nrtiier redueal, decerned, and declared, in terms of the summons of reduction, and found the Magistrates and Council liable in the expenses ol process, which judgment is now final. Counsel for the Magistrates of Paislev— Thomatf Thomson and J. II. M'Kenzie, Esqrs. and Sir Wm. Hamilton ; Mr. John Gibson, W. S. Atjeut. Counsel for Sir Michael Shaw Stewart and the Feuanj — George Cranstoun, John Cuningham, and John Shaw Stewart, Esqrs. Mr. William Patrick, W. S. Agent. COURT OF SESSION— FIRST DIVISION. TUESDAY, FEB. 19. We mentioned lately that Mr. David Prentice, l- iditor if the Glasgow Journal, had been fined 201. by die Second Di- vision of the Court of Session, f. ir inserting in that naper ai* article respecting a decision of the Court, which their Lord- ships considered as an unwarrantable interference with their privileges, and derogatory to the dignity of ihe Court. Seine days after, Mr. Prentice gave an account of the proceedings on this subject, in the ( J ]- is_ r ow Chronicle, of which he isalst, Editor, accompanied by some remarks on. the speech of the I,.- rd Justice Clerk ; in consequence of which, a petition and complaint was preferred against him at the instance of the Lord Advocate, ancj on Tuesday last he was brought to the bar of the First . Division, and interrogated whether or not he intend- ed to give ill any snswers, to which he replied in thei affirma- tive ; and his Counsel. Messrs. Murray and Crans'ouu craved time to prepare a written defence. The Lord Presi- dent observed that they must be aware a case of thin kind could not admit of lying over for any long period on which Coun- sel requested the space of ten days, which was granted. Hi. Lordship, intimated that the case would be then advised, wiu' » or without answers. SATtfliDAY, MARCH 2. These answers being given iu, Mr. Prentice again appeared at the bar this day, when the Solicitor- General was asked by the Court whether or not lie wished to make any reply to the answers? to which he observed, that these answers were of siic. li a description, that he did not think it necessary to make any reply to them, but would rest satisfied wiib their Lord- ships' opinion. Lord Balgcay ( who presided in consequence of tbe absence of the Lord President) stated, that he was not yet properly qualified to deliver his opinion on these answers, on account of their being given in too late ; that he had not had lime suf- ficiently to study them, and therefore thought their Lord, ships should ( ix another day for giving their decision. Lord Succoth observed he was in the same predicament with liis Lordship, as he had not yet had time to read them. The Court having agreed in the propriety of deferring the case, Friday next w- as fixed upon for taking it into, considera- tion ; it being, at the same time, intimated to Air. Prentice that ho need not attend the Court on that day, unless be got a notice lo that effect. BIRTHS. At New Saughton, on the 27.1 ult. the Lady of James Watson. Esq. ofSaughton of a daughter. At Foss- huuse, ou tli'e 22d ult. Mrs. Stewart, of a daughter At Ford, on the 15th ult. Mrs. Fraser, of a son. In South Nelson Street, oil the 17th inat Mrs. Eruce, of a son. At Portobello, on the 19th inst. Mrs. Glen, of a son. At Cramond, on the 26th ult. Mrs. Hope Johnstone, of a daughter. On the I st inst. Mrs, Clarke of Comrie, of a daughter. In Duke Street, ou tin- ,3d inst. Mrs. Waiter Dickson, ofason MARRIAGES. At Twickenham Chinch, on the 9th inst. Alex. Sharp, Esq. to Margaret, youngest daughter of the late Alex. Sharp, ESIJ. of lirompton. At Edinburgh, on the 20th inst. the Rev. Patrick M'lsaae, Minister of Comrie, to Amelia, daughter of ihe late Rev. John Wright, Ministerof Scone. At Leith, on the 18th in « t. Alexander Mackenzie, Esq. merchant in Leiih, to Miss Harriet Newton, daughter of the late John Newton, Esq. of Currie- hill. DEATHS. At Baccagunge. Bengal oil the 27th Aug. hst, Charles Chapman, Esq. Judge and Magistrate. k At Gooty, Chittore, on the 2d of September last, Peter Bruce, Esq. First Circuit Judge on the Madras Establish- ment, second S ill of the late James Bruce Carstairs, Esq. of Kinross and Tillicoultry. In India, 011 the 26th September, Lieut. John Hay, of his Majesty's 34th regiment, Aid- de- Cainp to liis Excellency Sis Thomas Monro, Governor of Madras. At London, olttlie 17th inst. James Gordon, Esq. At her liou'- e, No. 1, Dundas Street, Edinburgh, Mrs. Elizabeth Archibald, relict of John Archibald, E, q. wine- merchant, Leith. At tlie Manse of Kirkmichael, Perthshire, on the 29th ult. Catherine, da ughter of the Rev. Allan Stewart, At London, William Adam, Esq. architect, aged R- l. At Wemyss Castle, oil the 4th instant, Geneial Wenryss- of Weymss. At Edinburgh, on the 7th inst. Mrs. Scott, relict of the Rev. Wm. Scott, Minister » l't( ic Go- iptl, itt. Sjjtiidc. ii. o( iwjtj k liarglmjiire^ At Oourock- hoilse, on the 2d ult. Malcolm Darrock, Esq voungi r of ( ienrock. At St. Andrew's, on trie 24tb ult. Amies, only daughter of the Rev. William Crawford. D. I). Professor of Moral Phi- losoohy in the University there. At Odell Castle, county of Bedford, the Earl of Egmont, in the 85th year of his age. At Florence, on the 1st ult. Lord Howe Brown, sccond fcan of the Marquis of Sligoi In the apartments of Sir Richard Keats, at Greenwich Hospital, on the 27th ult. the Right Hon Sir John Boriase Warren. Bart. G. C. B. Admiral ofthe White. At Pisa, on the 18tb ult. ill the 20th year of his age, Robert Baird. second son ol'Thnmas Walker Uaird, E- q. advocate. At Dundee, on the 5th inst. Miss Lyon, relict of the Rev. . George Lyon, Minister of the Gospel, Strathmiglo. At Ilatton of Carse, on tbe 10th inst. Susannah Floyd, daughter ofthe late John Farquhar, Esq. of Pitscantly. At bis Chambers in the Temple, London, on the 24th ult. James Boswell, Esq; Barrister- at- Law and Commis- sioner of Bankrupts. WILLIAM ROBERTSON, BOOKSELLER, rpAKRS tlie liberty of intimating to tbe Gentlemen JL of Aberdeen and its Vicinitv, that he has taken a Lease of that ELEGANT SUIT OF ROOMS, which has for some years past been occupied as the EXCHANGE NELFS ROOMS, and that it is his intention to CONTINUE the ESTABLISHMENT, on an extended Scale, after the term of Whitsunday ensuing. The very superior elegance and ac- commodation of these Rooms are so well known, that it is un- liecessajy for him to say any thing on that subject; and as his careful attention will be given to the management of the Estab- lishment in a most liberal manner, he trusts, that his exer tions will meet with the support of the public. The liooms will continue to be furnished with most ofthe London Morning and Evening Daily Papers. Lloyd's, Ship- ping and Commercial Lists, Prices Current, & c. Also, a selection of the most respectable Provincial Papers, particularly such as are most likely to be generally interesting. An extensive variety of Reviews, Magazines, and other Peri- odical Works, will be supplied regularly on their publication ; mill in addition to these, it is W. ll.' s determination to furnish the Rooms with such new Works, on subjects connected with Political Economy, S c. as may be best adapted to an institu- tion of this nature. The Rooms will always be supplied with the most approved Maps, Charts, and Atlases, Gazetteers, and other ( ieogra- phical Works, Directories, Army, Navy, and Shipping Lists, & c. . , As W. R. is determined that np pains shall be spared on his part, to render it in every respect complete, he is certain, that it will not be excelled by any Establishment ol the kind in Scotland. He. therefore, begs leave respectfully to solicit the patronage of a liberal and enlightened public. fcV Subscription Papers will be found at the Rooms, and at li s Shop. Broad Street. ' Yearly Subscribers to the Library, who areaise Subscribers to tlie News Rooms, will be entitled to an extra Book- New Public library, Broail Stmt, I March 9, 1822. S ANNUAL SALE. SILK MERCERY AND HABERDASHERY. JOHN HARTHILL respectfully intimates, that In order to'make room for his New Spring Goods, be will on Monday the lltbciirt. commence a Sale of his present Stock of SILK MERCERY and IIABERDASHERY, at rent reduced prices. The following are a few ofthe leading Articles, viz. Coloured and Black. Plain and Figured SARSNETS. Do. do. Plain and Fizured POPLINS. Do. do. BOMBAZEENS. Do. do. BOMB AZETT3. London and Manchester PRINTS. Plain and Fancv MUSLINS. SII A ft LS and FLA IDS in Silk, Silk and Persian Wool, Merino Wool, Worsted. Casrimere. and Cotton. I- Vired and Plain SILK HANDKERCHIEFS; Fancy RIBBONS; BOBBIN NET; LACES; GLOVES and JiOSIERY. PELISSE and HABIT CLOTHS. MUFFS AND TIPPETS; FUR FLOUNCIXGS ; TRIMMINGS, & c. itc. 4 H. Immediately on the closcofthe Annual Sale, which is to continue for two weeks, Mr. CARNEGIE will leave this for London, and the Manufacturing Tow ns in England. tor the purpose of looking out every tiling New and Fashion- able for the Season, And during bis stay ill London, ijny Commissions from J. Il.' s Customers, will be paid every at- tention to. Broad Street, March 5, 1822. WHOLESALE HABERDASHERY STOCK. TAMES RHYDOCH, Merchant ill Aberdeen, hav- intj granted a Trust Deed for behoof of his Creditors, the STOCK of GOODS belonging to his Estate will be disposed of bv private bargain, in Lots to accommodate purchasers;— mid,' as tlie Goods are fresh, ubbrbke.' and well selected, they will be found worthy the attention of Merchants and Dealers — to whom they will be sold on the most liberal terms. The fol- low- in" are a few of the principal articles t Light and Dark'PRINTED COTTONS.. White and Blue FLANNELS and BAIZES. WORSTED SHAWLS, plain and Printed. Black and Coloured BOMBAZETTS. Drab and Tan GLOVES. Silk and Cotton HANDKERCHIEFS. Drab and Olive CORDUROYS and FUSTIANS. Light and Dark W AISTCO A TING S. Plain and Figured BOOK and JACONET MUSLINS. Black RIBBONSand FERRETINGS, & c. & c. Attendance will be given at the Warehouse, as formerly; and as the whole must be disposed of in the course of a month from this date, early application w ill be necessary. Any information regarding the Stock, & c. will be given, on application to James Watson. Union Place; James Kay, Kino- Street; or Alex. Shand, Union Street, the Trustees ; wiih° eitber of whom claims on the Estate may also be lodged. Aberdeen, Feb. 26, 1822. FOR HALIFAX AND MIR A MIC HI. The fine Brig ^ MX ALK X A ND E R' Captain Hocc J&^ g& C. Will be laid on for Goods, and Passengers, for Halifax and Miramichi, at Waterloo Quay, on 14th March, providing a reasonable Freight offers. Apply to Captain Hogg on board, or William Gray, Frcdeiick Street, Aberdeen. FIRST SPRING SHIP FOR QUEBEC. That Fine New Copper- fastened B RIG, [ Presently finishing in Messrs. Nicol, Rcid, and Co.' s Yard, _ 250 Tons Burthen, Capt. Anwmson,' ( formerly of the Patriot) Master. She will have superior accommodation fur passengers, with four staterooms, and built entirely for the Quebec trade, and will positively sail by the 1st April. For rate of Freight, aud Passage Fare, ( which will be mo- derate) apply to ROB- r. CATTO, FOR ST. JOHN'S NEW BRUNSWICK, ( FOR PASSENGERS ONLY) The fine well- known Brig P A T R I O T, CAP*. TROUP, 250 Tons Burthen, Will sail from Aberdeen, by the 1 5th March, and has excel- lent accommodation for Passengers. Apply as above. Aberdeen, Feb. 1832. ft OP " WORK 4- ROPEM AfcER'S t'TENSlLS, AT PETER HEAD, FOR SALE. here will be sold by public roup, on Wednesday ( be 13th day of March, at 12 o'clock. THE MATERIALS of the liOl'EWORK, at » Peterhead, belonging to the Trust Estate of James For- bes, Ropemaker, and the various implements and machinery belonging to the said Work. The purchaser will be entitled io a lease for 7 years from Martinmas 1821, ofthe Ground on w hich the Shed is built at a moderate rent. • \ Tbe situation is excellent, and well calculated for carrying on Ihe business of a Ropemaker on a small scale ; and those wishing to commence in that line, will find this opening worthy of their attention. For farther particulars, apply to Messrs. Robertson and Gray, Writers, Peterhead; or Wm. Simpson, Footdee, Aberdeen. THE CHRONIC! ABERDEEN.- SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1822. Summary of $) cltttcg. UPON a late occasion, when Mr. HUME stated that Seventeen Millions had been expended for building and repairing ships of war since the peace, Mr. CROKER very pointedly contradicted the statement, and assured the Hon. House, that not Seven Millions had been so expended. " But lie supposed, the Hon. Gentleman included tbe charge for dock- yards, wharfs, the Plymouth Breakwater, & c. in short, that tbe Hon. Gentleman had mistaken stone for wood, ( hear!) land for water, ( hear! hear !) storehouses for ships. ( loud cheers and laughter) and the building of the works at Sheerness for the fitting out a fleet of first ratesi" ( loud cheering), Mr. CROKKH proceeded, amidst prodigious shouiing from tbe Minis- terial Benches, to load Mr. HUME with similar sar- casms for other alledged mistakes of trifling amount. Mr. HUME, in explanation, said, that tlie Hon. Secretary, without replying to one of his exposures, had been very jocose, upon the strength of his own mistatemeuts, or of a few small mistakes made by him, ( Mr. HUME) arising from the errors in the public accounts. He maintained, however, that he was quite right in regard to the sum of seventeen millions. Mr. HITME here quoted and added up from public accounts to shew, that the stun ex- pended since 1815 amounted to considerably more than seventeen millions. He said he was quite prepared for this sort of attack. Last year he had met with the same pertinacious contradiction, as to the alledged measure- meat of certain ordnance craft, till he had proved himself right by a return made by an ordnance officer, ( hear!) THE NAVY. The following official statement will, we presume, en- tirely set the point at rest between Mr. Hume and Mr. Croker, on the expenses incurred in the building, re- pairing, wear and tear, & c. of the Navy, since the conclusion of the wa » : An Account of tfee Sums voted for tbe Wear and Tear of the Navy, for the ordinary Repairs, for Building, Re- building, and Repairing Ships of War. & c. for the purchase of Hull, Masts, Yards. Rigging, and Stores for his Majesty's Dock- yards, and also in Merchants' Yards, from 1315 to 1821 inclusive. FIRST SHIP FOR HALIFAX, PICT0U, AND MIRAMICHI. The fine COPPERED BRIG SX^ VJKJ" LOUISA, JAMES OSWALD, MASTER,. Will be laid on for the above Ports, and will sail 20fti March. For Freight or Passage, apply to George Allan, Union Sfrfret, or the Master on board. Tbe Louisa has superior accommodation fur Passengers. Aberdeen, Jan. II, 1822. >•> S7V JOHN'S, NEW BRUNSWICK, THE FINE FAST SAILING . BRIG JUNO, ^ T^ TgSJj 200 Tons Burden, JW- AvJS^ L JOHN HENDERSON, MASTER, Wilt - nil ah' u! the middle of March, and has good accom- Jrudatlim 6 r p « >" engers. For Freight or Passage, apply to GEO. THOMSON, Quay- Aberdeen, JaB'. iO, 1828. I FOR ! I building, Mereht. For [ rebuilding,! Yards, ordinary repairing, ' East In- Repairs. & c. dies. Total Amount each year. SI 9 8.20 1821, £ \ £ \ £ 462.242: 1,657,4.38! 29,413 535,589! 1,499.( 505' 65,728 ; ,3( 54 ( 525 1076.277 03 000 ' 310.000 1.170.990 60.0001 SlOOOOj 1,085,420; 60.000 310 000 1,062,580] 80,000' 310,000 1,014,580! 80,000 £ 4.499.193 3,023.270 2.034.952- 2.099.990 1,988,430 2,065.533 1,990.880 6.131,153 2 602,4561 8.566,898 438.141 17.702,258 was lost by a fnnjority of Jim r in favour of Ministers; Mr. WODEHOUS ® of Norfolk, who so lately assured his constituents of his inclinations to afford all possible relief to the poor, voting against the repeal of the tax, as well as Mr. STUART WORTLEY, and Mr. GOOCH. Upon a subsequent motion, by Sir M. RIDLEY, that two thousand pounds a- vear should be saved to the country by striking off two Junior Lords ofthe Admi- ralty, a saving no doubt very proper to be made, but which can have no sensible effect in relieving the distress of the country, these Gentlemen voted against Minis- ters, who were left in the minority, and will no doubt claim credit for the independence of their conduct. Were it not that the majority in favour of Ministers, upon Mr. CAl. CRAFT's motion, was so very small, we should be inclined to look upon the sacrifice of two use- less Lords of the Admiralty its a mere tub to amuse the whale, something previously concerted between Minis- ters and their supporters, to make the people believe that thev mav expect efficacious relief from that quarter ; but some ofthe supporters of the system have certainly abandoned it, and we shall see how Ministers maintain their ground throughout the Session. Ministers finding themselves under the necessity of denying that the distress of the country arises from over taxation and wasteful expenditure, for to admit thus much would be to admit, that taxes must forthwith be reduced, have assigned very extraordinary causes for the existence of misery among the people. They com- plain of Plenty as a cause, and have instructed Louis to tell the French agriculturists, that they suffer in con- sequence of'too abundant a harvest. They complain of over- production, at the same time that they are urging the necessity of emigration on account of a redundant population! That over- population, and overproduction cannot co- exist, is just as clear as that light and dark- ness cannot at the'same time prevail— but the country is not at this time of dav to be insulted with gross and pal- pable nonsense, nor are the Landlords and Agriculturists to be told, that they must make over their property to the Fundholders, and submit to be ruined quietly for the maintenance of the national good faith, and support of public credit. Tbe news from abroad are not very interesting. In South America, the fort of CALLAO has surrendered to the Patriots ; the attempt of the Royalist Commander, CANTERAC, to relieve it, having accelerated its fall; and it is now clear that SAN MARTIN acted wisely, when he allowed him to enter the place without opposi- tion, knowing as he did, the distress the place was in for want of provisions, and the strictness of the bloc- kade. It has been said, that the Spanish Cortes still wish to retain arsuperioritv over the American colonies, but we do not look upon the report as credible. In France, symptoms of insurrection have lately ap- peared ; hut while the censorship ofthe press still virtu- ally exists, the details in the public journals cannot be expected to give a true account of such occurrences. We mav however conclude, from what we read, that at Thouars, Saumiir, Marseilles, and Paris, a disposition hostile to the Government has been manifested, and the YOUNG NAPOLEON has in some places been proclaim- ed. The Spccial Commission at Cork has sentenced thirty- five of the insurgents to death, and the sentence has been carried into effect on twelve. We do not find, however, that the disposition of the peasantr-/ is in any respect changed, or that there i3 any chance of their be- ing intimidated bv the examples made. Arms are sought after with as much avidity as ever, and the enormities committed are of the same character as before. \ yilh regard to the conduct of Mr. CROKER upon this occasion, there can be but one opinion ; but what shall the country think of the Hon. Gentlemen who fill the Ministerial Benches, and who, in such times as the present, can cheer and shout at gross and impudent mis- tatements, intended to divert the attention of the Hottbe and the country from wasteful and most unnecessary ex- penditure of public money ? The amount of expen- diture for building and repairs of ships of war is regular- ly laid before the House each Session, and by far the greater number who voted against Mr. HUME'S motion, for certain documents relating to this subject, have been in Parliament during the whole period since the peace, so that they must have had the opportunity of know- ing the aefiiakaiuoiint. Yet we find them cheering and applauding the Assertion ofthe Secretary to the Admi- ralty, that Mr. HUME had made a mistake concerning the actual amount of eleven millions ; and it is not report- ed, that they expressed indignation or dissatisfaction, when a reference to public documents proved his ( the Secretary's) assertion to be altogether unfounded. The riot at Knightsbridge Barracks, upon the day ofthe interment oflloNEY and FRANCIS, killed by the Life Guards at Cumberland Gate, has been brought under discussion in Parliament by Alderman WOOD.— The debate was protracted, but nothing was proved or argued to alter the opinion ofthe public, concerning the ture orjthe outrage. Mr. Secretary PEEL, by tak- ing a very partial view of tbe evidence, endeavoured to shew, that the military had acted with great propriety, and that Sheriff WAITHMAN'S statement, of a soldier having aimed a loaded carabine at him, was altogether unfounded ; but the evidence was afterwards reviewed bv Mr. DESMAN SO fully, that no doubt can remain, with the public at least, that the guardsman reallv did act in the manner stated by the Sheriff, and that the carabine was knocked out of his hands by a constable.— Col. LYGON expressly denied having sent the insulting message to the Sheriff, which the public prints had stated; and appealed to those who knew him, whether he was capable of using such language. All farther in- formation or discussion upon the subject was voted un- necessary by the majority, and the affair was thus dis- posed of, in the same manner as the dismissal of Sir ROBERT WILSON, On the same evening, Mr. CALCRAFT brought for- ward his motion for the repeal of the oppressive duties on salt— a tax that bears infinitely heavier upon the poor than the rich, and is besides hurtful to otif fisheries and agriculture. The pretence set up for resisting this motion was, that it would prove injurious to the Sinking Fund, which Ministers and their friends hold out to be the grand stay of our national credit — To demolish that fund, according to the Marquis of LONDONDERRY, would lay the country prostrate, doubting not, as it would appear, that the prospe- rity of the country is inseparably connected, with that of the money- jobbers. How long the' country gen- tlemen shall continue to listen patiently to such doc- trine, we cannot conjecture : but it is surprising that, after the utter ineffieaey and folly of the plan for re- ducing the national debt by means of a Sinking Fund lias been fully demonstrated, there should be no effort made for its abolition. It has merely kept up the price of stock, and enabled Ministers to borrow with greater facility, while during its existence the debt has been in- creasing enormously, and tho more rapidly, by the ope- ration of that very Fund. Stock- jobbers, who thrive by what tends to the ruin ofthe country, may very na- turally endeavour to keep up the delusion, but that any disinterested man, of common information, can believe that the job is the main support of public credit, or that , the country would be injured were it finally abandoned, is utterly impossible. Mr. CALCRAFT proposed to abolish the tax on salt gradually, 60 that it should be , finally extinguished within three years-, but the motion MARRIAGES At Gallanach, in the Island of Coll. on tbe 5th ult the Rev. DONALD MACLEAN, minister of- Small Isles, to ISABELLA, second daughter of Charles Maclean, Esq. At Regent Cottage, Portobcllo, on the 4th insr. ROBERT DCNLOP. Esq. W. S. to HELEN STRATOX, only child of Dr. James Dunbar Mudie. physician, late of Alford. At Hope Street Terace. N. Leith, on the 1st March, by the Rev. Dr. Ireland, WILLIAM GOURLAY. Esq ofKincraig, County of Fife, to MARY, only daughter of James Mackin- tosh, Esq. At Lerwick, on the 5th ultimo, Mr. GILBERT PATERSON, merchant, Lei wick, to CECILIA, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Andrew Gordon, merchant there. DEATHS.— At her house, near Craighall, on tbe 24th ult. Mrs. MAROAKET KNOWLES, only daughter of the late William Wemyss of Craighall. Miss JANET BROWN died, at St. Andrew's, the 24th of February last, deeply lamented by all who knew her, and, particularly, by ali her relations, and friends. She was the youngest daughter ofthe late Mr. Wm. Brown, Professor of Ecclesiastical History in the University of that ancient City. At Keith, on Friday last, Mrs. MARGARET INNES. formerly of Braegach, Gleiirinnes. aged 66 years. At Madeira, oil the 15th of January last, Airs. HAY of Westerton. At Bangalore, ip the East Indies, on the 19tb August last, Capt. ERNEST HEPBURN LEXTIT, of the 22d Regiment, Native Infantry, third son of Alexander Leith, Esq. of Free- field. At Montrose, on tbe 25th ult. after a short illness, Sir. DAVID ALEXANDER, Surgeon, who had practised nearly thirty years in that place. As a medical man, Dr. ALEXANDER pos- sessed considerable abilities, to which he added tbe greatest attention and perseverance in his professional duties. He pos- sessed also the most social qualities, and will be regretted by all his acquaintance. During the week, we have had the most boisterous and un- settled weather. Oil Monday afternoon it blew very hard from the southward, and from four to seven o'clock increased to a degree of violence seldom equalled, accompanied with rain ; while tbe gale continued to blow with such tremendous fury, people could with difficulty pass along the streets: several persons were thrown over, as also some loaded and emply carts. And during a short time, oil Thursday night, ii blew from N. W. to N, with still greater violence, increasing to a perfect hurricane; cans from chimney tops were blown down, Ac. hut we have heard of no serious accidents. Yesterday, the wind shifted to the eastward, with thick snow ; but ill the course of the evening, the weather cleared, the wind veering to N. W. from which quarter it now blows strong. The Treasurer of the Pauper Lunatic Fund has received a Donation of Three Guineas, from a Ludy, in aid of that be- nevolent Institution. There has been paid in to tho Treasurer of the Poor's Hos- pital, by Mr. John Collie. Rope Manufacturer in Footdee, Five Pounds sterling, being part of the damages awarded by the Sheriff of Aberdeenshire, against Charles Matheson, Rope Maker in Aberdeen, for the defamation of Mr. and, Mrs. Collie's character. GREENLAND FISHERY— We observe, that the Member for Hull has put a question in tbe House of Com- mons, ipilh refereuce to the Bounties given to ships engaged in the Whale Fisheries ; and it would appear, that Government was thought to have ill contemplation to assimilate the Bounty on vessels in the Greenland Trade, to that paid to the South Sea ships. From the answer given by Mr. I. i inNGTON, we would rather suppose, that the Bounty will lie done away ; and we have no hesitation in saying, that if it were so, to- gether with the Duties on Oil and Bone, which are exacted one day and paid in Bounty the next, it would be better for the country, and place the Trade itself on a not oral footing, ns we would wish to see it. By the Greenland Acts, there area number of troublesome condi iensto be complied wiih, to make sure of the bounty, w hich were perhaps necessary and judicious in the infancy of the Fishery, but are now a- days altogether useless, either for the benefit of that trade, of trade in general, or for any other purpose for which they have been originally intended. Our Officers of tbe Customs, indeed, would be relieved of a duty which occupies much time, and perhaps tbe country might be relieved of some of them ; but at present, it would seem, that people at head- quarters think it necessary to Create business, for every year there are some new forms and oaths. ABERDEEN HI5IILAND SOCIETY— The Com- petition for a Bursery cf L. 10 , to the best Gaelic Scholar, took place at King's Collegeon Saturday last, the' 2d of this month. Three Candidates for the Bursery appeared, Students in Divini- ty at this University. Uley commenced at 11 in the forenoon, aud accomplished their asks at 12 midnight. Upon examin- ing the several versions, the Gaelic Secretary declared them all possessing much meit under existing circumstances ; but the one privately niarkid Caledomce was deemed the best- and the writer proves u be Mr. JAMES MT. ENNAN, a nativ of the Highlands. Ileis considerd an Honorary Member of J. tbe Aberdeen IlighlaudSuciety, while holding the Bursery. On Wednesday morning last, ' between the hours of three and four, a house ill Union Place w- as broke into in the most audacious manner. The thieves, after having failed in an at- tempt to force out one of the lower panels of tile entry door, by means, as is supnosed, of part of the, iron railing near it. which Was found broken on, placed a ladder to the gable of the house, by which they reached a small window, strongly se- cured by iron bars. This, however, did not prove strong enough to resist their efforts— they succeeded in demolishing tb*- window, and forcing off tbe bars, and having got access to this apartment, were proceeding to break open the door lead- ing to the other rooms, when the family being alarmed, the depredators made a precipitate retreat wiUi some silver spoons, table cloths, & c. leaving a variety of articles packed Up and ready for removal, and the ladder by which they had ascended. The same night, different vessels at the quay were broke into and great part of their ropes cut and carried off, as also, some of the rigging ; and at the same time, the mooring ropes ofseveral lighters. From the circumstance of a gang of young boys, some of them in the dress of sailors, having be? n seen on one occasion rnnning off on the appearance of a Ship- keeper, there is little doubt but these depredations are committed by such juvenile offenders, unrestrained as it would appear by their parents or guardians, and goaded on to this work of ini- quity, by persons who made a trade of purchasing the stolen property. ABERDEEN GRAIN MARKET, The prices may be quoted as under, wi those of last week, aud merely no business done. Old— Wheat, per Boll, Bear Oats, ( Potatoe) Early Angus. Common, or inferior. - New— Wheat, ... Barley, ... Bear Oats, ( Potatoe) Early Angus. Friday, March 8. thout variation from nominal, there being little or Common, or inferior. • Oatmeal, .,. 28s. Od. 18s. Od. 15s. 6d. 14s. 6d. 14s. Od. 24s. Od. 18s. Od. 16s. Od. 15s. Od. 14 s. Od. 1.3s. Od. 13s. Gd. — 32s. Od. — 20s. Od. — 16s. Od. — I' 5- Od. — 14s. Gd. — 20s. Od. 28s. — 20s. Od. 213. — 18s. Od. 20s. — 15s. 0( 1. 10s. — 15s. Od. — 1 4->. Od. — 14s. Od. 15s fine PRICE OF PROVISIONS, & C. IN THE ABERDEEN MARKET, YESTERDAY. Quartern Loaf — — lod Oatmeal. p. peck, VOjtl a 1 1 ^ d" Bearmeal. — — 7d a 8d Potatoes, — 10( 1 a Is Od Malt, — — Beef, p. lb. —- Mutton, — — Veal, — — 2s Gd a 5( 1 a 4.1 a 4d a Pork, — Butter. — Eggs, p. doz. Cheese, p. st. Tallow, — Hay, — — 2| d a Gd — 14cl a 16d 4ld a Os fid 6s Od a 7s Od 8s Od a 9s Od — 7d a Od Raw Hides, p. lb. 3d a 4fd Coals, p. boll, 4s d a s d Fl A RS OF ABERDEENSHIRE, CROP 1821. Oatmeal, Eight Stone, ,, ... ... £ 0 13 0 Farm or Market Bear, Aberdeenshire Measure, without Fodder, . , ... ... 0 16 4 Ditto, with Fodder, ... ... o 19 10 Barley, Aberdeenshire Measure, without Fodder, 0 18 0 Ditto, with Fodder, ..„ ... ... 110 Oats, first quality, without Fodder, .. ... 0 15 0 Ditto, with Fodder, ... ... ... 0 19 0 Oats, second quality, without Fodder, ... 0 14 0 Ditto, with Fodder, ... ... ... 0 18 0 Malt, ( Duty included), ... ... ... 2 2 0 Pease, 0 II 6 Wheat, without Fodder, Linlithgow Measure, 16 6 Ditto, with Fodder, ditto, ... ... 1 10 6 Fl A R PRICES OF BANFFSHIRE, CROP 1821. Wheat, per boll, £ 17 6 Potatoe Oats, with Fodder, ... O 19 3 Do. do. without Fodder, ... 0 15 3 I^^^ Best Oats, with Fodder. ... .. o . IS O Pi Do. without Fodder, ... 0 14 0 Second Oats, with Fodder, ... O 16 6 Do. without Fodder, ... 0 12 6 Barley, .. ... ... 12 0 Bear or Bigg, with Fodder, ... 13 6 Do. without do. ... ... 10 0 Oatmeal, 8 stone, ... ... 0 13 6 Pease and Beans, ... ... 0 14 O Rye. ( none grown.) ,, ... MORAYSHIRE FIARS, CROP 1821. Wheat, per boll, ... ... ^ 16 6 Barley or Bear, ... ... 16 0 Oats, 5 firlots. ... ... 10 0 Oatmeal, 8 stone, ... ... O 17 0 Do. 9 stone, .. ... O 19 Pease, ... ... ... 10 0 Beans, ... ... ... 10 0 Rye, ... ... ... 1 o 0 INVERNESS- SHIRE FIARS, CROP 1821. Oatmeal, 9 stone, ... j 9 White Oats. 5 firlots, - . O 19 Do. with fodder, - . M 14 Black Oats, per b, II of 3 firlots, . 0 7 Do. with fodder, - - ( 1 q Black Oatuteal, per boll, - _ O 17 Barley, - - _ . j 5 Do. with fodder, - - - 18 Bear or Biga. - - _ 15 Do.. with fodder, - - . 16 Pease and Rye, - - . O 13 Wheat, County boll of," firlots, Barley measure, being 96 Scotch pints, - - 16 FORFARSHIRE FIARS, CROP 1821. Wheat, L. I 8 10 Barley, 0 18 6 Potatoe Oats 0 16 5 Common Oats 0 14 8 Oatmeal L. O 15 6 Chester Bear 0 15 O Beans and Pease, O 11 6 The following are tbe appointments by the Court of Justi- ciary for the ensuing spring circuits : — WEST— The LOUD J L'STICE CLERK and Lord Srccorij. Stirling, - Monday, - April S. Inverary, - Saturday, . April 13. Glasgow, - Thursday, - April 18. John Hope, Esq. Advocate- Depute. SOU TH— Lord HnuiANnand Lord PITMILLT. Jedburgh, - Saturday, - April 20. Dumfries, - Thursday, - April 25. Ayr, - Tuesday, - April 50. Robert Dundas, Esq. Advocate- Depute. NORTH— Lird GILLIES and Lord MEADOWBANK. Inverness, - Monday, . April 8. Aberdeen, - Monday, - April 15. Perth, - Saturday, - April 20. Du npan M- Neill, Esq. Advocate- Depute. The MARQUIS of HUNTI. Y won the Cup, at the late Malton Coursing Meetimj. O11 the 25th ult. the following Members were elected office- bearers of Kinyr Street Society : JAMES CRUICKSHANK. MASTER; James Greig, depute master ; John Innes. treasurer; Geo. Turreff and Wm. Reid, keybearers ; Wm. I. ivie, John Adam, John Keith, Alex. Jolly, James limes, and William Aiken, Committee ; Wm. Copland and David Dick, stewards; Wm. Thom. clerk ; John Greig. officer. MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT— On Monday after- noon, about 2 o'clock, William Hogg, a house carpenter in this place, while employed 011 a new house, erecting in Black- friars Street, unfortunately lost his hold, and fell from the summit of the building to tbe ground, by which he Was so dreadfully injured, that he died in a short time, 011 being car- ried to the Infirmary. He was an industrious man; aud we are grieved to say has left a widow and youug family to deplore his loss. We understand, that the inhabitants of Oldmeldrum, from the alarming reports of robberies which' have been committed in various parts of ( lie country, have formed themselves into a body, for tbe purpose of protecting their property against night- ly depredations, by patroling the streets during tlit night. INVERNESS, March 7. " The weather, which though singularly mild, has here, as every where, been exceedingly windy and variable, has sur- passed itself for the last two days, in boisterous violence. The afternoon and night of Tuesday will be long remembered. Instead of the windand rain contending with each other for supremacy, as is usual in a blowing day. they seemed to con- join their forces to produce the wildest storm we have witnessed during this remarkable season. We have heard of 110 damage- being sustained in the Town, beyond chimney cans being blown down, and slates whirled off. The waters of Lochness have literally been blown down in such immense volumes, that Ihe river has risen and overflowed its banks in many points of ils course* " Scarcely two nights pass away in this town without some occurrence of a shameful kind which points out the great ne- cessity for establishing an effective Police." Donald Maedouald, a meal- dealer in Inverness has been missing since Saturday night. From the circumstance of his bat being found 011 the beach at the Longman, it is supposed that he has fallen into the river, and that his body has been carried away by the tide. Last week, a considerable sum of money, in bank notes and bills to a large amount, were stolen from the dwelling house of Mr. Williamson, merchant, Cromarty ; the thieves have been apprehended, and lodged in Fortrose gaol. • Mf - 1— « " ' .. — — - - NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. The sloop lost at Kinnaird's bead, as stated in our last, proves to be tlie John, of and from Macduff, fur the Frith af Fo « b, . which liad sailed that day, and in filming to tvimlward. haft missed stays, when so near the land as to leave no room to wear the vessel, nor let go an anchor. She consequently struck the rocks, and soon fell 011 her broadside, so that the vessel can- not lie got off. Crew and materials saved. The schooner Johnston, and brig Alert, both of this plarc, in ballast, for Sunderland, have been put into Peterhead, the former with the loss of her foremast, and the latter with damage iu taking the harbour. The schooner Jean, Lyall, of this place, sailed from Liver- pool 011 the 16th October, for Lisbon ; but no accounts have been received of her arrival, rior any intelligence had, farther than some contradictory reports of her having been seen at Waterford. and parting frbm an anchor, about the latter cud of December. The sloop Hope, Alexander, of and for Stonehaven, coal loaded, from Sunderland, is totally wrecked near Johnshaveii. Crew and part of the rtiaierials saved. Arethnsa, Peters, sailed from Grbraltar on the 1st Dec- arrived at Odessa 011 the 8th Jan. and was ready oil the 4tli ult. to load for London. Capt. Peters writes that trade was brisk, and 110 appearance of its being interrupted by any hostile attack. / Thistle, Allan, afrived here yesterday from Cardiff, sailed on Saturday last from. Long Hope, Orkney, where she left the Superb, Matheson, of this place, which had been driven from the Caithness coast, where she intends loading a cargo of her- rings for Ireland. The Thistle lost several of h ,- r sails, m the tremendous gale of Thursday night. The Hind of Dundee, which was ashore at Sindy Hook, as mentioned in our last, was got off next day, without uiueli damage. James and Margaret, Milne, wis off Fraserburgh on Thurs- day, with some damage to her bulwarks. & c sustained in tbe tremendous gale of Tuesday lsat, the day she sailed from this place for New York. The Lilly, Watson, was spoken off Flamborough- bead, on Sunday last. The Lively, Gourly, from Pittenween to Newcastle, g- 1 on the Herd Sand on Saturday last, and filled with water; after throwing great part of the cargo overboard, she was yjt inti* North Shields, in a damaged state. ARRIVED AT ABERDEEN. March 1.— Countess of Elgin. Still, Montro. e. goods; Fox, - Allan, Hull, do; Dolphin, Barclay, Newcastle, do ; Joseph Watson. Yarmouth, grain— 5. Sir Jo- eph Banks, ImravJ Kiikwall, goods ; Edinburgh Packet, Hossack, I. oith. do.- l— i 4. Guthries. Blues. Dundee, do ; Nitnrod, Brown. London,* do.— 5. Lord Huntly, Philips, do. do. Five with coals. SAILED. March 2.— Expert, Leslie, and Superior, Duncan. London, gonds.— 3. Dispatch, Paterson, Inverness, do.— 5. James and Margaret, Milne. New York, ditto ; Sprightly, Johnston, Christian^.— 7- Triumph, Findlay, London, goods. One in ballast. At LONDON. — Champion. Gilhert, 26th ultimo ; Aberdeen Packet, Kerr, 27th do ; Mansfield, Morison, 2d inst. TIDE TABLE CALCULATED FOR ABERDEEN BAR. ( APPARENT TIME.) Morning Tide. | Evening Tide March 9. Saturday, - - 10. Sunday, - - 11. Monday, 12. Tuesday, - - 13 Wednesday, 14. Thursday, - - 15. Friday • I 111- 39M. | i 2— 10 2 — 42 5— 16 5 — 53 4— 34 5 — 22 I III. 55M- 2 — 26 2 — 50 3 — 35 4 — 13 4 — 57 5 — 5(> The Spring Tide is the morning Tide of the 9th, Depth 17 Feel 3 Inches. MOON'S AGE. ( J Last Quarter, the 15th day, at lib. 9'. Evening. TO CORRESPONDENTS.. The communication of Jack Ilunce shall, if possible, ap- pear in our next. Several other Favours have been received. POSTSCRIPT. LONDON, March 5. A Morning Paper says—•• It is whispered in the highest circles, that the Order of the Garter, lately sent to the Danish Monarch, was preparatory to the demand ofhis daughter Caro- line ( aged 29). - in marriage for an illustrious personam. In the debate last night in the House of Commons on tb er tjujcrtM from ( tit; prices pf tUii day « eci.
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