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Date of Article: 23/03/1822
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ABERDEEN DISPENSARY, VXDER THE CHASOB OF DR. FRASER, Tin- Annua! General Meeting of the Subscribers to this Dispensary was held, in the Poor's Hospital, on the 2ist cort. Mr. GEORGE SYMMERS of Cults, PRESES. npHE Report of the Cases treated during the past a year was fiist laid before the Meeting, of which the following!* an abstract: Total number of Patients from March 10, 1821, to M » rch 10. 1S22, ... - 1306 Of whom— cured, ... — — relieved, • • discharged, dead, . under Cure, 10S7 61 57 IS S/? 1306 The Meeting approved of the Report, and unanimously Tofed tH* ir thanks to Dr. FITASKTI for his continued attention to the duties of the Institution. The Treasurer's At counts were next examined, and tire appropriation ofthe Funds approved of. ' The Physician, Treasurer, and Secretary, were then re- elected for the current year, and the following Gentlemen chosen as a Committee of Muni* ement for the > ame period. J* ro* ist Gavin HadWea Mr Hrefcner ofT. sirii. ej ! Mr Charles floss. T) r Arthur Dingwall Fordyce " Mr Thomas Burnett Mr Alexander Pirie Mr James Grant Jfr Alexander Low IHr James Knowles Mr GEORGE THOMSON, Treasurer, Mr DAVID HCTCHEOM, Secretary. The President of the Shipmaster Society, and such Clergy- men as are Subscribers. Subscriptions and Donations will he received by tho Trea- surer. or hy Mr William Milne at his Shop, Broad Street. Mr Arthur Gibbon Mr William Read Mr William Johnston Mr . fumes D ivids > n Mi- John Davidson Alt- William Catto Mr Andrew Oldtnaa Mr 3): v ' l Souter Mr William Stephen. THE SHAKESPEARE CLUB. » THE SHAKESPEARE CLUB meets in RRIV- Ar. r/ s INN. on Wednesday first— the Chair to be taken at 8 o'clock as usual. Glees. Catches, & c. will commence tarhf. Tickets t-> be had as usual. Aberdern. March 22. 1822. COUNTY FIRE OFFICE. • AT an ANNUAL GENBRAT, MEETING of the Members of the COUNTY FIRE Ol'FtCK. held at the Society's House iu REGENT STREET, on February the 14th, 1822. The Hon. WASHINGTON SHIRLEY in the Chair, The following Resolutions were carried unanimously : — That this Meeting is highly gratified in observing that the Association continues to proceed in uninterrupted harmony, and unexampled prosperity. That of Sixrr- rotta THOUSAND PERSONS, who have com- mitted their security to the protection of the County Fire Office, none have been disappointed— CLAIMS having been paid to One Then- land Three Hundred and Fifty Sufferers, and not a SINGLE LITIGATION having occurred with any Claimant I That the accumulated Funds of the Association, amounting to Upwards of Half a Million Sterling, and the Provisions in its Act of Parliament and Deed of Settlement, render the Se- curity ofthe Policy Holders ample and undisputable. That in the equal Distribution of the Profits, RETURNS cf 25 and 20 p.- r Cent. have been IN VA RIA BLY^ paid to all Persons, who have continued insured in the Office Seven Years, upon AKNUAI. as well as Septennial Policies, which Returns, during the LAST EIGHT TEAKS, have exceeded 36.0001 ! That the Thanks of this Meeting arc given to J. T. • BARBER BEAUMONT, E- q. Managing Director, for the unabated Zeal, great Attention, and Valuable Services, which he continues to render this Office. ROBERT RAMSAY, ADVOCATE, Agent in Aberdeen. NOTICE. JAMES MARR, BOOT and SHOEMAKER in Up- perkirkgate. begs leave to return his thanks to his nume- * ous Friends and Customers, and the Public in general, for past favourS, and begs leave to say. that he is still continuing to carry on the Business as formerly, and he with confidence assures his friends and his former employers, that they may de- pend upon being served with Boots and Shoes of the best ma- terial, finished in the newest and most approved method, and executed with dispatch. As J. M. observes, that in the Chronicle of the 23d ult. there is an Advertisement, of that date, by JAMES CouTrs. J, either Merchant. Upperkirkgate, tending to insinuate, that be, ( J. MARC) has no. concern with the Boot and Shoe- mak- Ir. g Business, las above ; he embraces the present opportunity of dating, that he never gave the said James Coutts any authority to present that Advertisement ; and that he knew nothing of it till he read it in the sa:< l Chronicle. *,* Orders from the country punctually attended to, and executed with the utmost dispatch. > Upjierkirkgatc, 19/ A March, 1822. NOTICE TO DEBTORS AXD CREDITORS, And SALE of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. PAYMENT by those Indebted to the Estate of JAMES and WILLIAM MARR. Shoemakers. Up- ;- crkirkgit(\ Aberdeen, must now be immediately made, to TAMES COUTTS, leather Merchant, UpperLiikgate, acting " rustee, to prevent expetv- e--. And those having Claims - gainst it, ore requested to lodge them without delay. Those debts contracted in the Sh ip, formerly occupied by J. Vnd W. MARR, between dote of Trust, iolh December ana 1st ffarck in it. must be paid to JAMES Cora's, who only has lower to receive mid discharge them. ^ AND, FOR BEHOOF OF CREDITORS, - n Tuesday the £ 6tli curt, there will be sold by public roup, in that house in Uppcvkirkgate, presently occupied by James Marr, Sl. mini. ker, , '• he whole HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and her EFFECTS therein— consisting of Stuffed and other hairs— Mahogany and other Tables— ChtsU of Drawers— ledsteads and Curtains— Feather Beds and Blankets— rates, Fenders, and Fire Irons— China, Glass, and Stotie- < re— Kitchen Furniture, and a number of oilier articles. Sile to begin at 10 o'clock forenoon. JAMES ROSS, AUCTIONEER. FOR COLDS, COUGHS, ASTHMAS, fcc. PIIE PECTORAL ELIXIR. Experience dur- 1 ing a verv long period, has iiicontestably proved the su- jirior efficacy of this Medicine, in all cases of Colds, Coughs, - id Asthmatic Affections. By promoting gentle expectora- ion. it very shortly relieves the patient of a slight, or recent raid ; and a few doses arc generally sufficient to remove those tvHch neglect has rendered more confirmed and obstinate, and vhicli are accompanied with Cough, Spitting of Blood, and Oliver serious symptoms, lis peculiar balsamic powers tend to al'ny the irritation of the lungs, in cases of Cough ; and in Ajthniatic affections it assists to give freedom to the Breath.— ' fids it is an extensive valuable Remedy in the most preva- lent class of complaints in this Country, during the winter sevson. Jold , oiu in Bottles, at Is. l| d. and 2s. 9d.. by Butlers, Che- ir. Ks, No. 4, Cheapside, London; and 20, Waterloo- Place. Ediiburgh ; Dyce. Junes, and Black & Co. Aberdeen; Will ft gt. Peterhead ; Ramsay, Stonehaven; Whyte and Bruce, Taylor Elgin ; Mitchell, Forres ; Urqubart Keith ; Oldmeldrum; Cr. iigie. Montrose; and by the prin- uggists. and Medicine- Venders, in every Town through- cut th( United Kingdom. X. Purchasers are requested to ask for the Pectoral J..,..- and to observe the name and address of" Butler, 4. Ck- ipsi: lc," are engraved on the stamp attached to each bottle, ivtittinguisi iifrmi IMITATIONS under similar titles. lianfi cij » i M Fair SUMMER COURSE OF MIDWIFERY. MR. FRASER will begin his Cotirseof INSTRUC- TIONS in the Practice of MIDWIFERY, for WOMEN, in the first Week of MAY. SchoolhiU, March 23, 1822. WANTED, A N APPRENTICE to the BAKING BUSI- NESS. Apply to GEORGE FU1. LERT0N, Baker, St. Nicholas Street. TO TIIE PUBLIC. AS many Builders and Architects in this country fall far short of a competent knowledge of the Erection of Chimnies, on the principles of Ventilation, to the injury of Proprietors in general— GEORGE SILVER most respect- fully intimates, that he superintends the carrying up of Vents, both for the interior air to supply, and for the exterior air for situation. And from his - long practice in this particular line, and the attention he has paid to it, he has happily been enabled to establish principles for his guidance in practice, which have rarely or never failed to bring relief to his numerous, employers, among whom are the principal Nobilit) in th* North of Scot- land— and to whom his services have given such general satis- faction. that he? can challenge any one in his Line, Nartb of the Scottish Metropolis, to produce Certificates equal in num- ber and respectability to those with which he is furnished. lie has just now been favoured with the following. SIR, King Street< Aberdeen, March 14, 1822. AS you are gnxious to know what effect your operations had on my Kitchen Chimney at Burnside, I have the satisfaction to inform you, that it is completely cured of Sm > ke, after an ample trial ; and recommend you to any person who may have occasion for your services. And you are at liberty to make, what use you please of this Letter, and I am, Sir, Your most obedient servant. JAMES DAVIDSON, Manufacturer. To Mr. George Silver, Aberdeen. SLA. Upperkirkgate, Aberdeen, March 15, 1822. AFTER a fair trial, during the most tempestuous weather we have experienced this season. I have the satisfaction to in- form you, that your operations on the Chimney ofthe Vestry attached to the Methodist Chapel, Aberdeen, have proved most effectual. It is well known that, in consequence of the greater elevation ofthe Chapel and other adjacent buildings, the Smoke of the Vestry was, from the day of its erection, an insufferable nuis- ance. I am fully convinced, that if Chimnies were constructed according to your skilful plans, '• the general complaint of per- petual, or occasional Smoke, would cease to be heard. I must not omit mentioning, that your charge is considered extremely moderate. I am. & e. ROBERT WILSON, 1 Chapel Steward. • To Mr. George Stiver, Aberdeen. It is with much satisfaction that I add my testimony to the above, so far as regards the Chimney of the Methodist Chapel Vestry, in Long Acre, Aberdeen. J. BRIDGMAN, MINISTER. G. S. states, with confidence, that those who may have oc- casion for his services, and may favour him with an opportunity of proving his abilities, will find themselves relieved from a nuisance, as inimical to health as to domestic comfort. Gentlemen having had Mansion Houses built, where there is any deficiency in the finishing of the Chimney Tops, may have those remedied in the most approved manner, for utility, elegance of appear mce. and durability. ft^ P Orders, addressed to GEORGE SILVER, Broad Street, Aberdeen, will meet with due attention. SUPERINTEND ANT OF WATCHMEN WANTED. ANTED, bythe COMMISSIONERS of POLICE, a Steady, Active, MAN, as Superintendant of the City Watchmen. The Salary, to a Person well qualified, will be equal to One Hundred Pounds per annum. None need apply but such as can produce ample certificates of sober and attentive habits ; and applications to be lodged at the Police Office, Broad Street, on or before the 4th day of May next. By appointment of the B » ard. JOHN CHALMERS, CLERK. POLICE OFFICE, 7 Aberdeen, March 12, 1822. J ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE. THOSE insured at this Office, whose Premi- ums became due on the 25th inst. are requested to order payment of the same within fifteen days from that dale, otherwise all risk on their Policies will cease. All BUILDINGS, GOODS, FARM STOCK, & c. continue to lie insured at this Office on the usual terms. INSURANCES are also done ON LIVES at this Office, either for ONE OR SEVEN YEARS, or for the whole INSURANCE of the LIFE. Printed Proposals may be had, upon applying to ANDREW JOPP, Advocate in Aberdeen, the Company's AGENT. GENERAL COUNTY MEETING. LEITH AND ABERDEEN. THE BRILLIANT STEAM YACHT, JAMES RANNIE, COMMANDER, Will commence sailing from Newltavan, near Leiih, ON MONDAY, lST APRIL, 1822, AT 6 O'CLOCK, A. M. Touching off Elie. Anstrutl er, Crail, Arbroath, Montrose, and Stonehaven, as usual. For further particulars application may be made at the Leith and Aberdeen Steam Yacht Company's Office, 2, Com- mercial Place,- Leith ; or, at tho Subscriber's Office, Maris- chal Street, Aberdeen. DAVID COPLAND. March 22, 1822. TEN GUINEAS REWARD. I INTERS, ENGRAVERS, <$- c.- 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 bad and injurious article. We hereby offer a reward of Ten Guineas to any person who shall give such information as will lead to the conviction of anyone guiltyof these illegal practices. DAY AXD MARTIX, 97, High Holborn. Feb. 1822. ROUP OF GRASS ANT) CATTLE. On Monday the 8th of April, will be Let for the Season, by public roup, THE GRASS of DURRIS and NETIIER BALFOUR. The fields are divided from five to twenty Acres, and are well watered, early, sheltered, and known to produce abundance- of Grass in any season. There will he let, TWO extensive WOODLAND PASTURES, en- closed. ALSO. To be sold, above TWO SCORE DODDED STRAW YARD STOTS. two- years old, in capital order. At the same time, will be exposed in Pairs, THREE SCORES small LEWIS HIGHLANDERS, particularly adopted for Marts to private families. Roup to begin at one o'clock.— Credit given, Durris UoAse, March 16, 1822-, I . Aberdeen, March 19, 1822. N presence of a General Meeting of the Freeholders, Justices of Peace, and Commissioners of Supply of the County of Aberdeen, called by public Advertisement in the Aberdeen Journal, in consequence of a Requisition addressed to the Convener, viz. Thomas Burnett, yor. of Leyes. Alexander Brebner of Lairney. Alexander Brown, eldest Baillie of Aberdeen. Adam Cumine of Rattray. Alexander Crombie of Phesdo. William Carnegie, Town Clerk of Aberdeen. John Davidson of Kebbaty. Duncan Davidson of Tillychetly. Alexander Dauney of Craihston, ix. b. Captain John Duguid, residing in Aberdeen. John Ewing, Liforenter of Sheelagreen. Archibald Farquharson of Finzean. Colonel Arthur Forbes, residing in 014 Aberdeen,, Peter Farquharsmt of Whitehouse. George Campbell Farquharson, yor.. of Whiteh^ use. James Forbes of Echt. Major Forbes of Iverernan. Alexander Forbes of Anisley. Charles Fraser, yor. of Wiiliamston. Francis Gordon of Kincardine. Captain John Gordon, yor. of Coynacbie. Alexander Gordon of Newton. Alexander Gordon of Auchlethen. John Gordon of Craigmile. Charles Gordon, Advocate in Aberdeen, J. p. John Garioch, Merchant in Aberdeen, J. r. Robert Grant of Druminner. James Grant, Liferenter of Ord. General Alexander Ilay of Rannes. Major A. Leith Ilay, yor. of Ranuesi Captain Henderson of Torterston. Major Henderson of Conglass. Robert Harvey of Braco. Gavin Hadden of Union Grove, Lord Provost of Aberdeen. Alexander Forbes Irvine of Scinvas. Andrew Jopp, Liferenter of Cobairdy. Patrick Kilgour of Woodside. Lieut. Col. W. Howe Knight Erskine of Pittodrie. James Knowles of Kirkviile. Ilary Lumsdenof Belhelvie. John Leslie of Powis. Junes Lamond of Stranduff. John Menzies of Pitfodels. James Mansfield of Midmar. Roddick M'Kenzie of Glack. Thomas M'Combie of Easter Skene. Major Daniel Mitchell of Ashgrove. William Pirie of Cotton. Alexander Pirie, Merchant in Aberdeen, J. p. George Russel, residingat Skelmuir. William Read, Merchant in Aberdeen, J. R. George Still of Millden. Alexander Smith of Glenmillau. Adam Wilson of Glasgoego. George Yeats of Auquharney. GENERAL HAY OP RANNES, PRESES. The Requisition, under which the Meeting bad assembled, having been read, Major LEITH HAY rose to submit a Petition to Parliament on the subject of Agricultural Distress. lie conceived it necessary to apologise, for coming forward upon an ortasion where so many Members of the Meeting were better qualified to do justice to the subject, but having been requested to draw up a Petition, he had now the honor of sub- mitting it to ihe approval of the County. The great object in conducting the business of the Meeting, appeared to be to abstain from all appearances of being actuat- ed by party spirit, and uninfluenced by the views of those who were supporters of the measures of his Majesty's Ministers, or approved ofthe conduct of their opposers, to pursue a course calculated to adhere strictly to the subject of the distressed state of the Agricultural interest, and in a dispassionate way to bring its situation before Parliament. He did hot hesitate to state his conviction, that although other parts of the country might be suffering to a greater extent than we were, still, that the difficulties under which both the pro- prietor and tenant at present laboured, were such as fully to warrant our petitioning on the subject, and declaring the si- tuation of this large and populous county. He acted with but one object in view, the relief of the Agri- culturist^— and under an impression that an effort was abso- lutely necessary to avert his ruin, and to insure a return of that state of prosperity, which alone could permit us to hope, that the property inherited from our ancestors should descend unimpaired to our children. With these views, lie proposed the following Petition, which he hoped would receive the sup- port of the Meeting. To the Honourable the Commons, fyc. The Petition of the Proprietors. Freeholders, Justices of the Peace, and Commissioners of Supply of the County of Aberdeen, Humbly she wet h, That the Owners and Occupiers of Land in this County, are at present experiencing a great degree of Agricultural Dis- tress ; and although, from local circumstances, it has hitherto been practicable for the cultivators of the soil to avoid abso- lute ruin, it is evident, that unless some amelioration in the situation of the Agriculturist takes place, his prospects must tiaily become more alarming, and the consequences fatal to the interests ofthe Proprietor and Tenant. That your Petitioners conceived this more necessary to be stated, as the distress does not appear to result from temporary or accidental causes. That your Petitioners, impressed with the critical situation ofthe Agricultural Interest, and not doubting that your Ho- norable House will, without delay, take into its serious con- sideration, its present d ipressed state, b(< ve conccived it their duty to submit to you the situation of the Agriculturist in this county, trusting you will adopt siich measures as, in your wisdom, may be considered best calculated to remove the de- pression under which he suffers. That your Petitioners, viewing the deteriorated value of every article of Agricultural produce, and adverting to those retrenchments which have taken place in the public expendi- ture, cannot avoid observing, that little has beeti done to- wards removing those burdens which attach more especially to the cultivators of land ; and without giving any opinion as to tlie practicability of either removing, or lessening the amount of those imposts, they humbly suggest to your Honorable House, that the difficulties under which the Agriculturist at present labours are incomparably greater, than those of any other class of his Majesty's subjects. Under these circumstances, and relying on the wisdom of Parliament, we humbly solicit its immediate attention to the distresses of the Agriculturist, and that measures of the strictest economy and retrenchment, consistent with the honor and security ofthe country may be adopted— measures alike cal- culated to restore this kingdom to a state of prosperity, and to insure the welfare and happiness of its inhabitants. The above Petition was seconded by Mr. FARQUHARSON of Finzean. Mr. FORRES IRVINE of Sehivas begged to offer a few remarks on the motion which had just been submitted to the consider- ation ofthe Meeting. He stated, that he felt much pleasure in offering a just compliment to Major LEITH HAY. on the temper and moderation displayed in his Motion and Petition ; but regretted, that differing, as he did, toto ccelo, in the aspect under which he viewed the subject, he could not allow that praise to the matter, which he so cordially bestowed on tho manner of ( lie address. On the subject now before the Meet- ing, he remarked, that many of those who formed opinions on the present distress of the Agricultural interest, seemed inclin- ed to adopt those opinions, without very accurate reasoning or deduction from facts ; maintaining, that there was an evident connexion between the rise and fall of agricultural produce, and the state of taxation of a country. This doctrine, how- ever, he was inclined to consider, if not false, at least proble- matical ; because, it must be within the recollection ot every Gentleman present, that during the Sate war, while taxation was at the highest, the value of all agricultural produce rose in an equal proportion, and this was truly the case, even whei the taxation exepeeded the present, by Twenty Millions ster- ling. Mr. IRVXNJE then adverted to four opinions of different individuals, whose enlightened talents entitled them to the highest respect, on a subject which had lately occupied so much of thcv public attention. The first, the opinion of no less a personage than the Duke of BUCKINGHAM, whose undisputed knowledge and deep research led him to conclude, that the present agricultural distress arises, from the superabundance produced by four seasons of unexampled plenty over the whole of Europe. ' The second, of those who maintain, that the distress complained of in also to be ascribed to the changes necessarily reSu'.- ing from & transition" to peace, after a protract- ed warfare of more thrtil twenty years, occasioning, as an in- evitable consequence, the stagnation in our commercial inter- ests, whichi indirectly affected our agricultural. Third, the opi- nion of those who'maintain, ( which indeed may almost be con- sidered a consequence of the former}) thnt the dispersion of our immense Armies and Navies, and the numerous indH- i- durds connected with ' such establishments, must unavoid- ably reduce the demand for agricultural produce. To the consequences arising from these three causes, placed, a « they evidently were, beyond the reach of human Control; be conceived no adequate remedy can be applied, but that of patfent endurance and resignation to heaven. That the fourth cause ha4 been ascribed to the incur. Veniencies which were, in the first instance,' to be anticipated from a resumption of cash payments ; but it was to be hoped, that the temporary ditH- culties arising from so salutary a measure would, iu the meantime, be borne with equal patience and resolution, and ere long be subdued by theeuergies and resources, of thisgi eat Empire. " : He therefore concJudcd bv expressing a belief, that the measure proposed, in the motion before the Meeting, could have no other tendency; than to excite in the minds of the agri- cultural interest, a distrust of their Governors, who have evinced an intention, and now stand pledged to the country, to make every exertion and sacrifice, consistent with the honor and credit of the nation, to alleviate the distress complained of. He then moved-— That, as the Petition now proposed holds out no specific remedy for relieving. agricultural distress, and as the situation, habits, and circumstances ofthe occupiers of land in this County are, general. ly speaking, better suited to overcome existing difficulties, than in many other parts of the Country, it seems, totally inexpedient, and would tend to no practical benefit to agitate the question at present ; more especially, as the re- duction of the duty on Malt made from Bigg, of so great im- portance to this county, is now under the consideration of Parliament, together with every other measure tending tp alle- viate the distress of the Agriculturists. Mr. IRVINE'S motion was Seconded by Mr. CUMINS of Rattray ; after which, a Letter addressed to the Preses, by Mr. SKENE of Skene, was given in and read to the Meeting : wherein, after stating his regret at being necessarily absent, on account of indisposition, he expressed his opinion on the necessity of addressing Parliament On this occasion, from a de- cided conviction, that the present distress, affecting Agricul- turists, " is owing chiefly, if not totally, to an excessive taxa- " tion, in the first place ; and that it must be continued, in the " second place, from the disavowal of Parliament to curb " lavish expenditure." Mf. DAVIDSON of Tillychetly, without professing to be much qualified- for discussions of the present nature, which indeed appeared to him. to embrace considerations, that were sufficient to puzzle even the ablest of our practical economists— said, he yet felt it a duty, after having listened to the Petition on the table, and the arguments used in support of it; to stand forward, and declare, that, to his mind, no case had been made out, to call for the active interference of this County, in the way pro- posed. - . . To say that Agriculture was in a depressed state— was say- ing nothing. The fact was too notorious— it had been echoed and. re- echoed, from one end of the United Kingdom to the other— and we employed our time to liule purpose, in send- ing up to Parliament any new representation of that fact, uidess we could accompany it with the suggestion of some remedy.— As to the Petition itself, he allowed, that it did credit to its author, for the moderation with which it was- drawn up— and it had been advocated, in that gentleman- like manner, which was to be expected from the quarter whence it had come.— But he ( Mr. D.) objected to it as leading to no useful, or tan- gible result— as proposing no practical remedy ; and because to him it appeared, that, to send forward a Petition in such shape, at the present moment, would only be— to encourage the cla- mour that already exists amongst the tenantry, to raise their hopes without being able to satisfy them— to perpiess and em- barrass ( government—- and by aii these means, to add to the very evil, which it was our wish to cure. Having these views, he must vote against the Petition. Mr. BURNETT, yor., of Leyes. said, that the Gentleman who spoke last had stated, that this was not a proper time to petition Parliament, when it was so generally allowed, that Agricultural Distress existed to a great degree. He, there- fore, presumed, that the Gentleman alluded to, thought the most proper time to petition Parliament on this subject would be, when no Agricultural Distress prevailed. Mr. GORDON of Kincardine observed, that he thought the term distress in the Petition, did not yet properly apply to Landholders in this County; for he was not aware, that any great reduction of rent had been applied for or given. That he himself could not say so ; on the contrary, that the whole rents of the small property he held were paid up at last term ; although he had never prosecuted a tenant, there was not £ 5 due him for crop 1821. That he had also collected rents in other parts of the country, where they were as well paid at last term, as they had been for years. That he had reason to be- lieve much higher rents had been offered, ( particularly in the district of Buchan) for renewal of leases, than those at present payable. Mr. GORDON farther mentioned, that 30 acres of Muir Ground had the other day been feued ( by roup) at up- wards of 20s. per acre, although the expence of putting said ground into condition to produce a good crop, was estimated at £ 50 per acre. It was also within his knowledge, that a considerable quantity, not under 200 bolls of Oatmeal, had recently been sold at 14s. a boll, and that the seller had de- clined giving more at the same price, although possessed of it Under these circumstances, he felt that he could not support the Petition, without the alledged distress of the Landholders or Proprietors was shewn by reduction of rent, or otherwise. The Meeting theh divided; and the question being put— " Petition or not Petition"— the same was carried in the ne- gative, by a majority of 54 to 21 ; the votes standing as follows, viz. FOR XOT PETITIONING. Alexander Brebner of Lairney. Alexander Brown, eldest Baiilie of Aberdeen* Adam Cumine of Rattray. . Alexander Crombie of Phesdo. William Carnegie. Town Clerk of Aberdeen* Duncan Davidson of Tillychetly. Alexander Datiney of Craibstone, J. L. D, John Ewing, Liferenter of Sheelagreen. Peter Farquharson of Whitehouse » George Campbell Farquharson, yor. of Whitehoiise; Francis Gordon of Kincardine. Captain John Gordon, yor. of Coynachie. Alexander Gordon of Newton. Alexander Gordon of Auchlethen. Charjes Gordon, Advocate in Aberdeen* John Garioch, Merchant in Aberdeen. Robert Grant of Druminner. James Grant, Li fere nter of Ord. Captain Henderson of Torterston. Major Henderson of Conglass, Gavin Iladden of Union Grove, Lord Provost of Aberdeen. Alexander Forbes Irvine of Sehivas, Lieut.- Colonel Howe Knight . Erskine of Pittodriea Patrick Kilgour of Woodside. Hafy Lumsden of Belhelvie. James Lamond of Stranduff.. John Menzies of Pitfodels. Roderick M'Kenzie of Glack. > Thomas M'Combieof Easier Skene. William Pirie of Cotton. Alexander Pirie, Merchant in Aberdeen. George Russel, residing at Skeimuir. William Read, Merchant in Aberdeen. Alexauder Smith of Glemnillan. FOR PETITIONING. Thomas Burnett yor. of Leyes. John Davidson of kebbaty. Captdin John Duguid, residing in Aberdeen. Archibald Farquharson eff Firtzean. Colonel Arthur Forbes, residing in Old Aberdeen. James Forbes of Echt. Major Forbes of Inverevnam Alexander Forbes of A nisley. Charles Fraser, yor. t of William& ton. Juhrt Gordon of Craigmile. General Hay of Rannes. Major A. Leith Hay,' yor. of'Rannes;, Robert HarVey of Braco. . Andrew Jopp, . Liferenter of Cobairdy, Jaines Kuow. ies of Kirkville. John Le^ bV of . Powis, Jame's Mansfield of Midmar. Major Daniel Mitchell t f AsbgroVei George Still of Millden. J Adam Wilson of Glasgoego,' George Yeats of A uqubarney. On the motion of Major H AY; the minute?, and proceedmg^ of the Meeting were ordered to be published iu the Aberdeen Newspapers. On the motion of Colonel FORBES^ seconded by Mr STILI, of Millden, the thanks of the Meeting, wet e unanimous. y votv- i to General HAY, for hi* cOn. luct in » be Chair. Published by order of the Meeting T; I<>. IFURNKRR, \ ST. iXTCi/ OLAS bTIlEET. On Wednesday the 27th d# y of March current, there will be exposed to sale by public roup* by WAY of FEU,- ^ itliiii the Lemon Tree Tavern of Aberdeen, at two o'cluck after- noon, " pi- I AT PIECE GROUND, measuring nhor. e 7- 1 feet along St.^ Nieho! as S rcet, and bounded by th.' Vc- therkirkgate on the South' with the Ground and Houses ad* joining, thereto on the E^ st, sometime belonging to the deceased Alex.- Mearns, Merchant in Aberdeen,. Upset vearlv Ivu- durv, £ o. r> sterling. Apply to David Hutcheon, Advocate. M NOTICE. THE VELOCITY STEAM YACHT, ANDREW CRANE, COMMAND*?., ILL commence pjvitig 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 ! as£ season ; and beg to assure tlieno-, that they will continue to do every thing in their power for the comfort and accommodation of Passengers- LION R. MITCHELL, MANAGUA. Aberdeen, I. cilh, and Clyde Shipp. Co.' s Office,! . March 8,' 1822.' 5 FIRST SPRING SHIP FOR QUEBEC, That Fine New Copper- fastened BRIG, Presently finishing in Messrs. Nicol, Reid, anil . Co.' s Yard. 250 Tons Burthen, Capt. AxmtRsnv, ( formerly of the Patriot) Master. She will have superior accommodation for passengers, witli four state rooms, a-. id built entirely for the Quebec trade, and will positively sail by the 1st April. For rate of Freight, and Passage Fare, ( which will be mo- derate) apply to IlOBr. CATI'O. For ST. JOHN'S, NEW BRUNSWICK, R-"?--, THE FINE FAST SAILING BRIG JUNO, ^ Sx^ a& Sr 200 Burden, JOHN HENDERSON, Muster, Will sail about the middle of March, AND has good accom* modation for passengers. For Freight or Passage, apply to GEO. THOMSON, Quay. Aberdeen, Jan. 2S, 1322. FIRST SHIP FOR HALIFAX, PICTOU, AND MIR A MICH I. The fine COPPERED BRIG LOUISA, TISTVIP^ JAMES OSWALD. MASTEH, ." Y^ LSSSSIS*- Will be laid Oil for the above Ports, and will sail on Monday first. For Freight or Passage, apply to George Allan, Union Street, or the Master on board. The Louisa has superior accommodation for Passenger.;, Aberdeen, March 22, 1822. FIRST SPRING SHIP FOR MIRAMICHI DIRECT. THE BRlG PILOT, JOHN LAW, MAST- ten, Is nnw on the birth, at tho Waterloo Quay, takirit; ' in Goods for the above port, and will positively sail first of April. - The Pilot has excellent ac- commodation for Passengers, and terms MO* titrate. For Freight or P. issige, apply to Robert Ligertwood, Chronicle Lane ; or the Master on board. [ Not to be repeated. J Aberdeen, March 19, 1822. EOLL PHILADELPHIA, The Brigantine DOUGLAS, 200 Tons Burden, WILLIAM KLDD, MASTER. Is to be dispatched from Newcastle, for the above Port, the loth of April next; and will call at Aberdeen fotf Goods and Passengers. The Doco- LAS has very superior accommodation for Passengers. For Freight and Passage, apply TO William Greener, Broker Newcastle^ or to John Dickie, at James Philip & Co.' s, NJ 9, Broad Street, Aberdeen. Absrdeen, March 22", 1822. FOR HAMBURGH DIRECT, The Fine Schooner II A Z A 11 D— A . 1. ( A Regular Trader.) jggi- JOHN SMITH. MASTKR, Will ly on at the Waterloo Quay, on Monday first, and clear about the 2oth inst. Tho HAZARO. on discharge of her cargo at Hamburgh, will lyon a general ship for Aberdeen. For rate of Freight, or Passage Fare, apply to the MASTER^ on board; or J Mo. STE W. YRT. GENERAL AUSMT. Exchange Court, UiiioH Street, March 12, 1822. For SR. JOHN'S, NEW BRUNSWICK, DIRECT, W THE BRIO JOHN, f JHF \ ° F TLLIS PORT- " \ 200 Tons Burthen, GEO. ALLAN, COMMANDER. This fine fast sailing Vessel is presently lying at the Waterloo Quay, to receitc Goods and Pas- sengers for the above Port; and will be ready to proceed by the 1st April. Those intending to embrace thifc opportunity, will be treat- ed with on moderate terms, by the MASTER UN beard, or Donald- SON Rose, Commerce Street. Aberdeen, VOth March, 1822, Imperial Iparliaimnt. HOUSE OF LORDS. Friday, Marrh 15. Petitions were presentee! from the City of Vfnterford ntul several other places in Ireland, in which not only the p ivers. lint the receivers of tithes, pray the House to relieve the country rrom a system which they feel from experience is fraught with evils ofthe mosi fearful magnitude. The Karl of LIVERPOOL repeated tire information which hall l een previously given to the House of Commons by . Mr. Goulburn. that the Government had taken this sub- iect into most serious consideration, with a view to ascertain bow far « commutation of tithes was practicable. The Duke of DEVONSHIRE, the Marquis of LANS- DOWN, and several other Noble Lords, closely connected Y itli Ireland, expressed themselves very strongly upon this subject; and tbe Marquis of LansdoWil intimated that he was prevented solely by the promise held out by the Earl of Liver- pool. from proceeding without further loss of time to collect the sense of Parliament upon the necessity of acceding to the w ishes of the petitioners. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Monday, Marrh ] 1. SUPERANNUATION ACT* * Fhe House having resolved itself into a Committee upon the Superannuation Act, The CHANCELLOR ofthe EXCHEQUER said. In 1782, tiie Commissioners of Inquiry recommended a system of superannuation to the house. In 1803, the first step was taken to establish something like an arrangement of provision for the retired servants of the Crown. This act was the ground- u ork. of that introduced in 1810. It arose out of several com- plaints which had been made to that house, of persons filling he live offices, who at the same time were receiving superannua- tion allowances. It was true that the act of 1810 had imposed on the country a great, and unnecessary expense ; but it would he found that no general system of irregularity had been intro- duced by it. He would shortly allude to the great public tffices—- the Customs, the Stamp Office, and the Post Office. The amount of the salaries in thedifferent officesof the Revenue amounted to L. l. 664.000. The number of persons employed amounted to 17.347. The number of persons superannuated amounted to 1732, and the sums paid in the way of superan- nuation amounted to L. 154,669. which amounted to about 04 per cent, upon the salaries of the different active officers in various departments. The amount of the allowance, on an M eraje. w as about L. 89. 5s. to each individual, little rtlore than 4>. lOd per day. The average amount of the period of Services of each individual superannuated was nearly twenty- nine years. He would now advert to offices of great public departments, such as the Treasury, the gfeat offices of State, the Exchequer, the Colonial Office, the India Commissioners, tbe State Paper Office, ahd various other offices. The whole ofthe number of persons employed in those departments, which he should call the principal executive offices of the State, amounted to 952— the number of superannuations amounted to 70, being a maeh smaller proportion than the superannua- tions in the ftev » tie. The reason was, that, persons placed in offices in tbe higher departments of the. State, whatever might be thy length of their services, were in general not anxious to leave them. The salaries in those offices amounted to 205,0001.; the allowance for superannuation to L. 23,000, being about 1 per cent, on the amount of the salaries. The average allow- ance to each individual superannuated was 5291. the average period of service completed by each individual superannuated ivas about twenty- six years and a half. The total amount of salaries in the various public departments was L. l, 867,000. The number of persons superannuated was 1802, and the amount of allowances for superannuations was L. l 77.659.— ' 1 he persons who in ordinary cases were to receive those allow- ances, it was intended to make contribute to a fund out of which such allowances in future were to issue. That arrangement would operate as something like reduction of salaries ; but it would be a case of infinitely less hardship to make persons co- tribute, in the active part of their lives, to a fund, which, in * he decline of lifejand in retirement, would be a provision for them, than suddenly and in one blow to cut down their salaries without holding out any corresponding advantage. It was therefore proposed that persons who had salaries in the various departments of L. 100 and upwards per year, should give up L. 5 per cent. And those who had salaries under L 100 per vear should give up two and a half per cent. With respect to certain offices, which were found to have excessive salaries, { hey should be subject to five per cent, on the amount of salary to which they were Justly entitled and to ten per eent. on the f- TU e'- s. The emoluments of the Secretaries of the Treasury. * n an average for 1769, 1770, and 1771, was L. 3,700. In 1779, 1780 and 1782, they amounted to L. 5,000. It as now intended that the salary ofthe Chief Clerk should srand at L. 12005 and the Secretaries of the Treasury at L. 3,500l. jt was proposed, that the junior clerks of the Treasury depart- ment should enter at a salary of L. 100 instead of L. l 20; that for three years they should have no increase of salary, and that afterwards they should have air increase of I, 10 each year, « > i) Iv till their salaries amounted to L. 200 a- year. The chief tier Its had now fifteen hundred pounds 8- year ; they were to have under the establishment twelve hundred pounds a- year, w ithout any increase for length of service. In 1796 the total arooimt of salaries in this department was L. l 9 923. It was xow L. 56,753. partly composed of original salaries, partly of allowances for length of services. Under the proposed esta- blishment the minimum was L. 41,900, and the maximum was L. 47 900, or, in round numbers, L. 48,000. Without reckon- ing in either estimate the salary of the Board, the reduction was from L- 50,000 to 32 or I, 33, COO, being a reduction of about 34 per cent, on the subordinate parts of the Treasury department. The other offices, it was true, could not be re- duced in any thing like the same proportion, but to all a similar principle of reduction had been applied, lie was not sure that fie had made the house understand, that from the 5th of Jan. Jasti they had not altered the actual salaries in possession of the different clerks, with the exception ofthe deduction of five and ten per cent, for the superannuation fund. They had thought it a sufficient hardship to disappoint the expectations which had been formed as to the salaries ofthe offices which individuals looked forward to enjoy, and they thought they • Were not called upon by the voice of Parliament, or by justice, so far to proceed to the length of cruelty in taking away the salaries actually possessed, on which all their domestic arrange- ments were entered into. lie had it also in command from his Majesty to state, that his Majesty had been pleased to order a reduction to be made of ten per cent, in all those departments of the Household which contributed immediately to his Ma- jesty^ personal enjoyments, ( hear.) These'departments were tlie Privy Purse, the Lord Chamberlain's department, the departments of ihe Master of the Horse, the Lord Steward, and the Master of the Robes. The expense of these depart- ments was L. 300.000 a year, of which L. 30,000 would be re- duced, and applied to the public senice, as his Majesty's most gracious gift. His Majesty had also been pleased to direct that fen per cent, should be deducted from all offices held during pleasure of L. 500 a year and upwards. The prospective re- duction was L. 173 000 a year. As part of the first- mentioned reductions were only of a temporary nature ; the savings might be ralen at L. 500,000 permanent, and L. 72 000 or L. 73,000 temporary annual saving. Perhaps he should not state it ex- travagantly. if he took all that at one period or another might lie saved at. L. 400,000 a- year. The Right Hon. Gentleman concluded by moving a liesofution, that for the purpose of providing a Superannuation Fund reductions should be made on salaries, according to the scale that he had stated. ' Mr. BANKES said, when so many salaries had been in- creased on account of the diminution in the value of money, it was net, he thought, quite fair to leave the holders in possession of those emoluments, with merely the superannuation reduction. He could never see on what principle it was that a man in a public office was to he secured from loss by any change, in a xv; iv in which no other person was protected. Mr. MARRY ATT thought it would be much better to abolish this superannuation fund altogether, by repealing the Act ofthe 50' h of the late King ; for this fund was very much abused, and the Act of the 50th of the late King was the cause. Mr. HUME said, that no farther proceeding upon this Question should be pressed until more information should be fa id before the House. Th* Marquis of LONDONDERRY said, the Hon. Mem- ber for Aberdeen had talked of a vast number of vigorous and healthy young men who had retired at a convenient allowance, and were to be seen daily promenading the streets. Hfe ( Lopd Londonderry) must say, that he had not been so fortunate as to fa II in wiih these Gentlemen. Mr. BENNET could see no hardship in official men being obliged to• maintain themselves when they retired, out of their savings white in office. That was the common lot of men ; fliev had to provide for their wives, their families, and their own decay, and he could see no principle upmi which men in . official situations should be exempted from it. Several other members delivered their sentiments, after which the Resolu- tions were agreed to, and1 the Report ordered to be received to- morrow. Tntsdau, March 12". Sr.- ALEX. RAMSAY presented a petition from the Kincardine Agriculturists, praying relief, and recommending eco'-. omv and retrenchment. M?. G. BENNET presented a petition from several poor jfcabourers, of a parish in the county of Northampton, com- i> kmin< 7 of great distress, and praying relief. CALL OF THE HOUSE. Sir J. NEWPORT ruse lo move the call of the House on 24ili April, The Hon, Member observed, that it was useful, Inasmuch ' as It ttibuld show i)\ e peopid o? Ir'eland tbat the fullest attention would be given to their affairs. He trusted that the effect would be that of increasing th* confidence of Ireland m the Legislature. The CHANCELLOR, of the EXCHEQUER acceded * lo the motion, because it must be the object of all, that the subject to be brought forward after the recess ( the state of Ireland) should experience all possible attentioh. The motion Was agreed to. COLLECTION OF THE REVISE. Colonel DA VIES rose to bring forward his mOtioh On the subject of the collection of the revenue. His principal object was to open the way to general inquiry, Without refer- ring particularly to^ he collection of the revetUie. What he observed Was. that this portion of the expenditure should be subjected to that control whieh superintended all other ex- penditure. The importance would be manifest, when it was known that the Collection amounted to 4,000 OOOl, and that such expenditure, was uncontrolled. This sum exceeded the interest of the debt at the beginning ofthe last reign* It was the more important to he attended to, because he now found, there was a considerable increase in the expence of collecting the revenue, which, in some instances, Was from one to two per cent. When the change of prices, and the difficulties of the country were considered, the House would s@ e the pro- priety of taking the subject into consideration. His resolu- tions embodied various expences sihee 1812. and proposed that estimates of the probable expences should be annually laid before the House, that a Vote migli, t be come to on the sub- ject. The answer made by the Right Hon. Gentleman ( the Chancellor ofthe Exchequer"), that all had been done on the subject to answer the purpose, would not satisfy the House ; because it had been affirmed heretofore* that no reduction could take place, when, afterwards, the Government had found out the means of enforcing still farther reductions. With an increased revenue, there had also been a considerable augmentation in the expence of collecting. The expence of collecting the customs. & c. in 1797 was 1 7s. per Cent, but in 1820 the expence was 8l. 4s. pe r cent. Surely these matters required investigation, to ascertain what reductions might be made in the expence of collecting. With respect to the cus- toms, he thought, instead of nine Commissioners, six only were necessary. Persons had been appointed to these offices who were perfectly unacquainted With their duty. One of them had been a police Magistrate, and another was a mili- tary man, and a near relation and Warm suppcrterof the Noble Marquis. Besides the expence of collecting the customs, he feared the superannuation fund was much abused. In 1810, there was a charge of 10, OOOl. on the superannuation fund, but it was now 84 OOOh There were some superannuations after three and five years service, and it was very remarkable that some were allowanced after twenty years service, being the period fixed for the enlarged allowance. All these cir- cumstances shewed Parliament the necessity of superintending these matters. Millions had been spent without the control of Parliament. In the Ordnance, for instance, twenty millions had been laid out during the war, without the amount being ofthe least use to any one besides the builders. He next ad- verted to the extravagant charges for the Solicitors of the Customs. Tn 1820 the charges were 38,000h and last year 29.0001. The reduction had arisen with the Finance Com- mittee. But why had not the Commissioners reduced the charge? He concluded with moving a series of resolutions, which were seconded by Mr. Hume. Mr. LUSHINGTON, in opposing the motion, said that the Hon. Member had grossly deceived himself. Many of the sums were erroneously stated, therefore what reliance could be placed on such delusive details. He concluded with mov- ing the previous question. After some remarks from Mr. Hume and the Marquis of Londonderry, Colonel DALIES shortly replied, stating, that he should press the second resolution respecting the customs. The gallery was cleared for a division. The numbers were — For the previous question, 93— Against it, 25— Majority against the original motion. 68. MUTINY BILL. Lord PALMERSTON moved that the House go into a Committee on the mutiny bill. Mr. BENNET implored the Noble Lord not to press his motion at so late an hour. There was an indisposition, he knew, to discuss constitutional questions ; but after the con- duct of Ministers he trusted that the House would see the im- portance of this bill, and that it would not be hastily pressed forward. The Hon. Gentleman was anxious to have this question postponed till a future day. when his Hon. Friend would chuse his own time to bring it forward, and try if he could not get a better attendance before dinner than it now ap- peared he could do after dinner.—( A laugh.) Mr. BRIGHT wished no time should be lost in bringing forward this motion. Mr. HOB HOUSE begged the Member for Montrose would not press his motion to- night, but take another oppor- tunity. Mr. IIUME said he would not now press his motion, but postpone it to a future day. The House then went into a Committee on the bill. Mr. HUME said, many parts of this bill were now be- come obsolete ; he wished to know if the Noble Lord in tended to propose any alterations to suit it to the present time. Lord PALMERSTON said he had no alterations to propose at present, except what related to the settlement of soldiers. Sir I. COFFIN was desirous of knowing if any altera- tion was to be made in the forms of Courts Martial. He wished to have them placed under the same regulations as those of the navy. Lord PALMERSTON said at present he had no inten- tion to propose any such alteration. Mr HUME then suggested an amendment to regulate Courts Martial. Mr. BRIGHT repeated his arguments against the pre- rogative which the Crown had claimed over officers. Colonel WOOD was ready to meet the Hon, Gentlemen and discuss that question whenever they thought fit. He was convinced the best protection for the Constitution was this prerogative, which kept the army distinct from the other parts of the Constitution. It was at the period when the control of the army was taken from the Crow n, that the army turned the House of Commons out of doors, and oveiturned the Constitution. Mr. HUME expressed his wish to withdraw his amendment for the present, pledging himself to bring it forward on another occasion, and also to support most, cordially the pro- position of his Hon. Friend the Member for Weymouth ( Mr. Williams), believing as he did that military Officers were at present not merely dependent upon, but the actual slaves of the Crown—( hear, hear.) But this was naturally to be ex- pected, from the recent attack made upon the independence of the army by the dismissal of a celebrated and gallant Officer, who had given no offence but in the assertion of his manly independence. Mr. W. SMITH would be glad if the Hon. Member for Aberdeen withdrew his motion. Sir M. NIGHTINGALE was anxious that it should not go forth to the country that Officers were liable to be influenced in the manner which had been imputed to them. He was not a slave himself, nor were the officers of the army slaves. Sir I. COFFIN hoped, that when the Hon. Member for Weymouth brought in his bill, he would include the navy, that they might all go together ! — ( A laugh.) Colonel TRENCH . expressed his indignation at the lan- guage which had been used that night on the other side of the House. He threw back the foul insinuations which had been cast on the officers of the army to the foul source from which they sprung. It was the first time he had ever heard such as- persions cast on the army in that House, and he was astonished that Hon. Gentlemen should dare to throw them out. Sir FRANCIS BURDETT neither wished nor feared to offend any man ; but he rose to remark upon the extraordinary tone adopted by the Gallant Officer who had just sat down. If the Hon. Member for Aberdeen had spoken of the officers of the army as slaves, he ( Sir Francis Burdett) had no hesita- tion in expressing his conviction of the propriety of that lan- guage. Standing up in his place for the Constitution of Eng- land, he declared the existence of a standing army to be a gross violation ofthe principles of that Conssitution ; and, that the employment of such a force would be the destruction of the Constitution, had been predicted by men as wise and as able as any who had addressed the House on the present occasion. The Hon. Baronet proceeded to advert to the power assumed by the Crown to dismiss the officers of the army at its pleasure, and without assigning the cause of dismissal. It was a power which it was most dangerous to exercise, and which ought not to be suffered to exist in any country. It was said that the King could have no interest in the improper exercise of such pow er ; but it was the principle to which he objected. As to the power of subverting the decision of a Court Martial, or dispensing with a Court Martial altogether, by the fiat of the Crown, or rather of the Ministers of the Crown, it was a most monstrous, irrational power, and mischievous even to those who exercised it. The Crown might in this way, by listening to the calumnies of some insidious enemy, and affording no opportunity of explanation to the party accused, do injury to its best friends. Such a power existed,, he believed, in no other country of Europe, for in every country the soldier had at Icsst the protection of being subjected to a Court Martial— of being heard- before he was condemned. The Hon. Baronet concluded by thanking his Hon. Friend, the Member for Aberdeen, for . having drawn the attention of the country to this important subject, and by expressing a hope thai he Would not withdraw his amendment. Lord PALMERSTON said, the Hon. Baronet was much in the habit of favouring the House with the result of his private studies, and he had done so on the present occasion. if, however, be haci a^ verte^ to a ^ uWqjuent passage o? Mr. Justice Blackstone, he would have found that that writ$* ad- mitted a standing army to be at present almost identified with the ' Constitution of the country. With regard to the institu- tion for spjdiets' children, to which the Hon. Baronet hail ad- verted, he begged to observe that, d great part of those children had been apprenticed to various civil etbploymert^ s. Mr. BENNET said his Hon. Friend "( Mr. Humb) had not applied the term " slaves" to the army tauntingly or sneer- ingly, but. lamenting their situation, and expressing at the same time an anxiety to relieve them from the burtheh of it. The Hon. Member was proceeding to comment on th£ words which had fallen from the Hon. Member for Cambridge ( Col. Trench), a stern patriot, who had once sat on his ( Mr. Btmnet's) side of the House, When The CII AIRMAN observed, that he had heard no expres- sions frbm the Member for Cambridge, which deserv'ed to be characterised as disorderly* Mr. RENNET— If I am driven to quote the words used— ( question, question.) Mr. CREEVY said, he certainly did hear the Hon. Meinber for Cambridge ( Colonel Trench), whom he had once the happiness of knowing on his ( Mr. Creevy's) side of the House, i'. iv that he wondered how Honourable Gentlemen " dared" to throw out such aspersions on the army. Mr. BENNET said, the word " dare" was not what he alluded to. The words he particularly meant were, the foul source"- ( Criesof order, and question.) The t! H AIRMAN declared that it was not Orderly to go into a discussion of any words which might have been used in the Committee in the heat of debate. Mr. BENNET said, that if such expressions were allowed at all, it was right that lion. Gentlemen on boh sides ofthe House should understand one another, that they might know What language to apply in return. Colonel TRENCH said, that the language to which he applied the epithet 4 foul," certainly did meet his ear, and he was ready to repeat that he considered it so. At the same time, as he was but little accustomed lo address the House, he might, in expressing his indignation at the language of the Hon. Member, have used expressions which were not strictly Parliamentary. If he had, he did not conceive that he was warranted" iu making any farther apology, except to ex- press his deep regret to the House for having used them. Mr. HUME withdrew his amendment; but wished to know why the guards did not make a return of their accounts in the same manner as other regiments? The House resumed, and the report was ordered to be re- ceived to- morrow. The LORD ADVOCATE brought up the report on the Scottish denizen and alien bill, which was ordered to be read a third time to- morrow. COLONEL TRENCH AND MR. HUME. On the question that the other orders of the day be disposed of, Mr. 11. G. BENNET said, he did not know whether the Speaker was aware that while the House wt? s in a Committee, a difference had arisen between two Members, one of whom he regretted had left the House, with respect to some words Used on side and answered on the other ? Mr. Hume had. in the warmth of debate, used language which called up the Hon. Member for Cambridge ; and though the l itter Hon. Gentle- man had merely made an apology to the House, without re- ference to the personal feelings ofhis Hon. Friend, he ( Mr. Bennet) was anxious to call the attention of the House to the necessity of some explanation. The SPE A KE R was quite persuaded that the House would feel an obligation to any Hon. Gentleman who should call its attention to any breach of its usage. With regard to the pre- sent matter, he regretted that it should not have been adverted to till one of the Hon. Members had left the House. lie was sorry that the impression which had been made by the ex- planation ofthe Hon. Member for Cambridge had not been so satisfactory to every Hon. Gentleman as it had been to him.— He had heard the words as a Member of the House, and he felt that without periphrasis the explanations given by the Hon. Member for Cambridge did imply, that he meant, nothing per- sonal to the Hon. Member for Aberdeen. The Hon. Member had explicitly declared his regret that he had used language which might be considered as offensive to the House, and he ( the Speaker) hoped, that the explanation was sufficient. Mr. HUME declared himself quite satisfied with the ex- planation. The report ofthe resolutions on the superannuation list was brought up, and a bill ordered to be brought in, in terms thereof. Wednesday, March 13. A petition was presented from Carhampton, complaining of agricultural distress, praying relief, and urging the necessity of Parliamentary reform. Mr. CUR WEN presented a petition from Spilsby, in the county of Lincoln, complaining of agricultural distress. Mr. M A RHYATT presented a petition from the province of Lower Canada, complaining of great distress, occasioned principally by our corn laws and other regulations adopted by us, and, a3 a relief for their deep distress, they prayed that a fair trade should be established. Mr. ELLICE said, no person could look at the state of this colony, and not entertain the most serious apprehensions as to the effects likely to be produced by our restrictive system, by whitfi the Canadian was prevented sending his corn to the British market, and they were not allowed to send their corn to any foreign market in a foreign ship. The only market left to them was our West India colonies, and this, according to reports in circulation, was likely soon to be taken from them. He thought nothing could relieve them but opening the Bri- tish corn market to them. Mr. BENNET was in favour of continuing the restrictions on the importation of Canadian corn. Mr. WILMOT was fully convinced of tho distress which pievailed in Canada, and was desirous that the petition should be referred to the Agricultural Committee. Mr. RICA RDO said the petition complained of three things — first, that we did not take so much timber, on the same terms, as we formerly did from them ; next, that we did not suffer them to send their corn here ; and, thirdly, that we obliged them to take all their commodities from our own market. As to the first, he considered we had a right to go to the best market we could ; and on the subject of the second, we could not take their com. With respect to the third complaint, it was a hardship to which they ought not to be subjected. Sir I. COFFIN repeated the opinion which lie had given on a former night, that it would be better for this country if Canada was at the bottom of the sea ; it had for years past cost England at least L. 500,000 a- year, and we had never got 500 pence from it. The petition was referred to the Agricultural Committee. Sir R. WILSON presented a petition from Joseph Healy, a prisoner in Lincoln jail. In presenting this petition he had great satisfaction in staling that it contained a picture very dif- ferent from those coming from Ilchester. The petitioner stat- ed, that during the time he had been confined he had been treated with the greatest kindness. The petitioner was one of those persons convicted of holding and attending seditious meetings, and had been sentenced to twelve months imprison- ment in the jail. He prayed the House would take his case into consideration, and address the Crown for a remission of the remainder of his sentence. Mr. F. BUXTON said he had not been present at the time the petitions from Mr. Hunt had been presented ; he might therefore be indulged with a few words on the subject. The Hon. Member then went into a long statement, to shew that the allegations brought forward by an Hon. Alderman had been established. He thought the Government ought to direct the prosecution ofthe offending gaoler. A discussion of some length ensued, and the petition was ultimately received, as was a petition from Rochdale, signed by upwards of 2400 persons. THE JOINT POSTMASTERS. Lord NORMANBY, in rising to bring forward his motion on this subject, disclaimed any feeling of a personal nature.— He was actuated entirely by a sense of public duty, and a per- suasion that the measure of economy which he was about to propose was one which could without difficulty be effected.— The original division of the offices of Postmaster- General was a job, but job as it was, it had been continued down to the pre- sent time, though its abolition had been recommended by the Finance Committee in 1812. The precise period at which this twin birth ( he could not call it but plural human) first ap- peared was rather obscure, but he believed it was in the reign of Queen Anne, when it was settled that thePostOffice of Eng- land and Scotland should be united in one, and under one Postmaster, and to carry that oider into effect the offices were united, but two Postmasters were appointed, and called joint Postmasters- General. He could not now learn whether the salary was then divided between the two, or whether the ori- ginal salary was doubled, so however it had continued to the present time ; and, as he understood, it had formerly been urged as necessary to have two, for the securing ofthe revenue, by one Master being a chcck on the other. But this was an argument now entirely done away, otherwise his Right Hon. Friend the Treasurer of the Navy must have bis double, in- stead of holding, as he did two offices, one of which he was aware was a very efficient o$ ce, without salary. The same argument would have applied to the office of Paymaster, and others. Now Mr. Palmer, who might be supposed to have some experience, had said that two Masters, one taking the management one week, and one the other, was an inconveni- ence ; and he recollected, on one occasion, a question was put to Lord Cheslerfield, to known what would be done, in case the joint- masters differed in opinion. Lord Chesterfield said such- acase had* never occurred that he knew of; but if it should', he supposed the junior Postmaster would be inclined to give way to the senior. If that was the case, we were at present paying t,. 24aO a- yea* to trtcUne a Noble Marquis to give way to a Noble Earl.— ( A laugh.) The Jsoble Lord then proceeded to argue, that two Postmasters were unn'ecess- sary, and called on the House now to do away, by its present vote, one of them. He concluded by moving a resolution to that effect.' Mr. ROBINSON said the question here was not one of economy, but the point to consider Was, whether the influence of the Crown was greater than it ought to be, or whether in fact it had not been dimished in an improper degree. He was ready to contend the latter Was the fact, and that although the number of persons receiving salaries might be more than for- iherly. yet the increased influence of the Crown Was not in proportion to the increase of influence thrown into the other scale by the spreading of information and property amongst the people. Mr- FREEMANTLE was decidedly hostile to the pro- position of the Noble Lord. Mr. BANKES understood it to be contended that offices, however expensive and useless to the country, were to he kept up to support the influence of the Crown ( hear, hear), He had always heard, from the first authority in that House, that the influence ofthe Crown Was confined to the necessary offices ofthe State—( hear, hear). These were the legitimate sources of patronage, and th^ only legitimacy which he recognised.— All offices, while they existed, should be at the pleasure of the Crown to. a. greater degree than he thought they had been. But when Parliament thought them useless, then only it was they should interfere with them to abolish them. The Noble Lord had alluded to two bills which he had the honour to pro- pose, and the Right Hon. Gentleman he believed to have sup- ported them. He was quite sure that the Hon. Gentleman on the second bench ( Mr. Freemantle) did, and he thought his Right Hon. Friend did also. It was generally his good for- tune to agree with him. and whenever he differed from him it was with very great pain, lie had the highest opinion ofhis talents and integrity, and he would not say more in his pre- sence. He thought the Noble Lord had just gone far enough in his resolution, and not too far. He had gone just as far as he ( Mr. Bankes) had gone in 1812. and there was no difference in the circumstances ofthe two periods which could induce the House to change its decision. With regard to the argument of nor. knowing when to stop, he saw nothing in this resolution which pledged any Hon. Member to any ulterior course what- ever. Reductions of other offices might be proposed, and some of which be should support, whilst others he would op- pose. He should feel himself at perfect liberty to exercise his own discretion upon every future case which came before the House. Fie had not heard one word advanced in support of this office upon the ground of its utility. He trusted the House, would go along with him in supporting the motion of the Noble Lotd. The Marquis of LONDONDERRY said, that the best proofs of the disposition to retrenchment and economy in the Government were exhibited in the extended statements lately laid before the House. He or his friends had no objection to allow their offices to be examined, to see if further reductions could be made. The House should not adopt the principle of destroying an office, which was a part of the machine of the Government. The difference of saving, as applying to the whole question of economy, would only be from L. l 2.000 to L. 20 000. He contended that it was altogether flying from the question to argue it on pecuniary grounds. When he looked at the machine of Government, and found it involved fifty or sixty offices, he thought if it were reduced to the degree proposed by Hon. Members on the other side, it would be im- possible for it to exist. Such a proceeding must soon destroy the wry frame of Government—( hear).- He knew it was said that nothing was wanting but to reform the Parliament. It was, indeed, a very ready mode of reform, to take away front the Government the means of carrying on the public business. While he was ready to agree to all practical economy, lie would insist that the office now proposed to be abolished was neces- sary to the machine of Government. He disclaimed altoge- ther the notion that it was a sinecure office. Combining all the circumstances of the case as it related to the Government with the best fiscal arrangements that could be made for ihe collec- tion of the public revenue, he would call on the House in a manly tone, he would call on the Gentlemen of England to look around them and duly consider if this was an office that ought to be abolished ; he would call upon them not to truckle to the bad spirit that was abroad ; for if they did so, they would at once betray their own situation, aud the best interests of the country !—( hear, hear.) After a long debate, the house divided, when the numbers were— For Lord Normanby's motion, - 159 Against it, - - 184 Majority, - - 25 Thursday, March 14. MR. HUNT. Mr. NEWMAN presented a petition from Exeter, very numerously signed, in favour of Mr. Hunt. Mr. S- WORTLEY said he should not be suspected of any feeling very favourable to Mr. Hunt, but he could not avoid saying that Mr* Hunt had been most rigorously used. He was experiencing punishment that was not intended, and it was a case which warranted the people's interference to solicit the mercy of the Crown. He ( Mr. W.) deemed the case one that well merited the notice of the mercy of the Crown.—( Hear, hear.) Mr. HUME said that he had received a letter from Mr. Hunt, who stated, that so far from having liberty to walk, the door was opened only three times in the 24 hours. Mr. C A LVE RT observed, that the sentiments ofthe Mem- ber for Yorkshire ( Mr. S. Wortley) did him great honour. After some observations from other Members, the Petition was ordered to be printed. PUBLIC ACCOUNTS. Mr. MABERLY rose to bring forward his motion on the subject ofthe public accounts Those accounts that purported to agree ought not to present differences in almost all the items; yet such was the facr. The finance accounts, and the accounts produced in consequence ofthe Noble Marquis's mo- tion early in the session, presented the most extraordinary differences in almost each item. These differences might be susceptible of explanation ; but surely the public accounts ought to be so clear, that they would not require explanation to make them clear. The Hon. Member then detailed many ofthe items, pointing out the differences, which in some ins- tances amounted to several thousands. The difference on the sums total, however, was not so great as might have been ex- pected. These remarks applied lo the accounts of income and expenditure; the same applied to the national debt and civil list accounts. How there could be such variances in the army and navy, for instance, being regulated pay. he could not imagine ; but certainly such extraordinary differences . showed the very defective way in which the public accounts were kept, and proved the necessity of a revision of that system. There were like errors in differences in the accounts of Exchequer bills ; in noticing the balance of those bills, there was the extraordinary difference ot upwards of five millions. In such accounts he maintained that thore ought not to be the differ- ence of a fraction. The difference in tfie sums total was not so great, although scarcely twelve items in all the accounts agreed ; the difference in ihe whole was L 247,000 ; yet ought there to be such variance ? He concluded with moving for a Committee on the public accounts. The motion, however, was eventually withdrawn, on the statement ofthe Chancellor of die Exchequer, that on the 16th April he intended to move for a Committee on this subject. TAX ON LEATHER. Lord ALYHORPE gave notice of a motion for the Repeal of, the Tax on Leather, for the 24ih of April. BOARD OF CONTROL. Mr. CREEVKY rose to call the attention of the House to certain public officers, commonly culled the Board of Control, or Commissioners for managing the Affairs of India. The Hon. Gentleman then proceeded to detail the different changes that had taken place in the Board since its origin. He con- cluded bv moving—>" That it be referred to a Select Committee to examine into the different duties annexed to the office ofthe Commissioners for the Management of the Affairs of India, by whom the same are performed, and report their observations to the House thereupon." After a long and animated debate," the House divided, for the motion, 88 — Against it, 273 — Majority against the motion, 185. Friday, March 15. WOOLLEN TRADE. Mr. WALLACE moved that the House should resolve itself into a Committee on the wool trade on Monday next. STATE OF IRELAND. Sir J. NEWPO RT postponed the notice of a motion on this subject from the 17th of April to the 24th. LIGHTHOUSE DUES. Mr. H UME moved for a return of the amount of lighthouse dues paid roUnd the coast of the United Kingdom for the last year, with an account ofthe expense of the lights, and of the appropriation ofthe surplus.— Ordered. TALLOW DUTIES. Mr. CURWEN presented a petition from certain tallow chandlers, complaining of the injury they sustained by the practice of illicit candleinakers, and praying that the duly might be repealed altogether. The Hon. Member also presented a petition from certain dealers in oil, complaining ofthe distress they suffer, and praying that a duty should be imposed on llu importation of foreign tallow. The Hon. Gentleman took this opportunity of postponing his motion for the repeal of the duty on tallow candles, which stood for this night, to Wednes- day night. MALT DUTY. On the motion that the malt duty repeal bill should be com- mitted! Mr. CA^ VETtT said he had heretofore opposed certain, • provisions of the bill, but now felt satisfied with the measure and with the arrangements for returning the duty on the stock on hand. v , Sir J. YORKE Was one, of those who suffered by recent arrangements for the benefit ofthe land owners, and he should like to know whether there was to be a reduction in ihe price of porteh . Mr. CALVERT remarked that the effect of a half- penny per pot would be ecpial to fil*. per quarter of malt. Now what the Government gave wa> i only equal to 6s. 6d. ofthe porter price the txovernment got rather more than three halfpence per pot, the vctiualler nearly three halfpence, and the brewer twopence. General G ASCOfGNE said, it was now plain the repeal was a most impolitic one, and no one would benefit by it but the brewer. Colonel WOOD hoped that the measure would induce the people to brew their own beer, since the brewers and publicans got so much profit. The House then went intd a committee on the bill. Mr. LUSII1NGT0N proposed an amendment to the clause respecting the stock on hand, ft was said, that the reduction ofthe duty would not enable the brewers to reduce the price even a fraction, but would it not enable tliein to make it a little strohger? Mr. CALVERT thought the Hon. Member had not tasted porter lately ; he surely must have confined himself to Cham- pagne— he could not have indulged in brown sfout.—( Hear, hear.) — It would b? well for the Hon. Member to taste some before he again spoke about the strength.. Formerly an in- crease of duty took place, amounting to 9s. 4d. without any rise in the price of porter, and the present relief did not excecd 6s. fjd. per quarter. Mr. GIPPS thought that there ought to be some reduction; in the price of porter, especially as there had been none for the last three or four years. Barley and hops had greatly fallen iri price, and why was tbercnot to be a proportional reduction in the price of porter ? People would brew their beer for little more than three- halfpence per pot, if they had the utensils, and it wa; right that this should be known. General GASCOIGNE said, that it now appeared, that porter was to be neither cheaper nor stronger, and that tho brewersalone were to reap the benefit. If such were to be the case, if the House would support him, he should oppose the farther progress ofthe bill.—-( Hear, hear ) Mr. J W. SMITH remarked, that whether this reduction were beneficial pr not, the repeal of the malt duty was what had been loudly called for. If it produced no benefit, the fault was not in the Ministers; He was glad that it had taken place, if it we're only to show thrft the. w ishes of the people were at- tended to iii that House. As to the relief to agriculture, it would benefit it about threefarthings per acre. Sir C. BUR PEL lamented that Minfsters had given up this tax without consulting better with tlheir friends. Although one million and a half were lost to the revenue, the people ill general would derive no benefit. The bill then passed the Committee.-— Report on Monday* SCOTS BREWERS. Lord A. HAMILTON made some observations upon the hardship under which the brewers of Scotland laboured, in con- sequenee ofthe late Malt duties imposed in that country. He hoped, if the Chancellor of the Exchequer was not disposed to afford relief to the parties concerned, the Right Hon. Gentle- man would not oppose the production of those documents by which their hard- hips could be proved. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER said, he must defer answering the Noble Lord for a few days. The Chairman of the Board of Excise in Scotland had but recently arrived in tefwn, and the Papers connected with his department ivere not at present ready. IMPUTATQN ON THE OPPOSITION. Lord JOHN IttJSSEL called the attention ofthe House to a letter which he understood had got into circulation, signed 14 C. Arbuthnot," in tvhieh ihe names of Lord Normanby, Lord Althorpe, and Mr. Creevy, were mentioned. This letter said, that the Opposition, despairing of getting into power, were now adopting measures tending to overturn the best interests of the Constitution. He wished to know if this- letter was genuine. Mr. A RBUTHNOT conceived that any opinion expressed in a private letter could not be considered a breach of the privileges of that House. The letter in question was a private letter, and had been written to persons with whom be was privately intimate— so private was it, that he declared, upon his honour, he had kept no copy of it.—( Hear, hear.)— In writing that letter he had not the slightest intention of giving offence in any quarter; but still if the act was a wrong one, he was ready to bear the full responsibility of it. It had been written, as he had already said, to private friends, who had made it public he could not tell. The SPEAKER said, that to have directly imputed im- proper motives would have been disorderly, but he could not see the impropriety of reasoning on the. effects of certain measures. Lord J. RUSSEL said, that he not called the letter a breach of privilege; ho said it was a matter which nearly con- cerned the privileges and interests of Parliament; inasmuch, as in it the writer had imputed dishonourable and unworthy motives to Members of that House,—( Hear, hear)— The Right Hon. Member ( Mr. Arbuthnot) had disavowed any such imputations, and he ( Lord J. Russel) was satisfied. He* had made no motion— he had no moxioti to make. JOINT POSTMASTER- GENERAL. Lord NORMANBY gave notice, that in consequence of the decision to which the House had come upon his late motion for reducing one of the Post masters- General, he should, on the 2d of May. again bring that question wnder the considera- tion of Parliament, in the shape of an Address to the Crown, ( Hear, hear.)— In doing so, he assured the House that h « t meant to cast no imputation on the majority who voted on tha5| occasion. AIIMY ESTIMATES. The House then went into a Committee of Supply on thd Army Estimates. Lord PALMERSTON then brought on the remaining Estimates for the Military Service, moving ^ 287,000, for thti contingencies of the Army. They were severally agreed tO] without any division or amendment. Lord PALMERSTON moved a grant of L. 87,000 for the Staff abroad. Mr. HUME opposed it, proposing, as an amendment, a reduction of L. l2,000. After a long discussion, the amendment was negatived withi out a division, the original motion carried, and the- Repor ordered to he received on Tuesday next. Adjourned til Monday. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FROM FBENCH PAPF. IiS. PARIS, March 8.— On Tuesday, at noon, an as sombliige of upwards of lour hundred students, aportioi of whom were provided with canes, took place on th Place de St. Genevieve, l'Voiu thence they proceeded shouting " The Charter for ever 1" Liberty forever! the Commissary of Police arrived, in his official attire lie was received with hisses. Almost at the same mc ment a detachment of gendarmerie came to the Sjjc at full gallop, and dispersed them. At two o'clock the again mustered on Quay d'Orsay, and marched to tH Place du Palais Bourbon, where thev reAcwed thei rallying cries of " The Charter, and the Nation ft* ever!" The guarifc and gendarmes took several in era tody, and cleared the ground. At the close of the evet ing, they rallied in front of the Church Saint Eustacli, and vented insidting expressions against the Mission* ries. Here they were again discomfited bv tho militar, parties of whom were stationed at different positions du. ing the night, and an imposing force was kept undc arms on the Place des Victoircs. On Wednesday these tumultuous proceedings renewed. About five o'clock in the afternoon, sever^ hundreds of individuals, whose ill intentions were rendev ed sufficiently manifest by their demeanour, assembled it the entrance of the Jardin des l'lantes, where M. Tln- werc not maw nard had commenced his lecture. There Students in this assemblage, which was, for the mos-. part, composed of the lowest of the populace. Sinistel exclamations were soon raised' on all sides ; the lecture was suspended and a serious riot ensued. The gen- darmerie entered and charged the multitude ; so- end were wounded. In order to insure the detection ofthe disaffected, a guard was placed at the gate, with orders to let no one pass who had not an entrance ticket ; Vtit numbers made their way over the walls, 011 which or( irs were given to let no one escape until the arrivalofa stronger force, to enable the Authorities to discovc and nnd apprehend those who had clandestinely introluced themselves. " M. Thenard, the Professor," sa* s the omtitutionne!, " requested the Officer to liberie tfie Students, which being refused, some murmurs a: osc — The Officer having backed his horse, the Students, in cear of being trampled upon, struck the animal with tleir .' ft, lies and umbrellas ; the Officer drew his sabre, jud tlit gbnJitfmcs ciiarged these rontlis. Wo of whom were Wounded, one grievonslv in tlie sltoulder, bv a sabre rut." At eight in the. evening, groups formed on the T'laeedes Victoire0, from whence thev were also driven hv tlie military, whose vigilance disconcerted all their schemes to congregate. A Serjeant of the 16th Regiment, Infantry, took a voting man intrt- fcustody who was found encouraging the niols bv seditious language. ^ The Gazette lie France contains the following posts- cript, dated Saturday at midnight:—" Twenty vehicles, laden with persopS arressed in the Jardin des Plantes, and escorted by the gendarmerie, arrived at the Prefec- ture at nine o'clock. It is said that a great many dismissals have taken place in the Post Office department. ft is announced as Certain, that M. Dccaics will set out immediately for Germany. Advices received this evening from Saumur, con- tradict the statement ofthe embarkation of Berton. On the contrary, It is said, he has taken refuge in the forest of Parthenav. which is eircumvailated with troops. M. Ternaux, Colonel of the Third Legion of the National Guard, and M. Andelie, Lieutenant of Chas- seurs, have resigned. The hitter commanded at the Post des Petit* Peres, on the day that MM. de Corcel- les and Demarcliv, Members of the Chamber of Depu- ties, were arrested. M. Salleroti, Colonel of another Legion of the Na- tional Guard, and M. de Mnruiier, nephew of ttie Duke de Choiseul, have also resigned. The Clerk of a foreign banking house and a half pay Lieutenant have been arrested at Remits on seditious charges. Also an individual in Officer's attire, who tail addressed treasonable expressions to some soldiers at s tavern. Colonel Alix was arrested at Nantes, at the moment of his arrival in that town. The Postmaster of Nozav ( Department of the Lower Loire}, has been dismissed for seditious conduct. On the 26th ult. the Mayor of Niort addressed the in- habitants of that city in commendation of their invincible fidelity to tlie throne, which was manifested by their disregard of the perfidious machinations of the enemies of order. MARCH 9.— A very important change has just been made in the Post office department. Thirty couriers have been put upon the retired half- pay list, and the routes of nearly all the others have been changed. It is affirmed that very serious movements are making in the quarter of Brest. A great number of persons were yesterday arrested st the Jardin des Plantes, amongst whom are Law Stu- dents and half- pay Officers, who were all conducted to the Prefecture. MARCH IL— A courier from St. Petersburg]! arrived at Paris the dav before yesterday, and having delivered hi* dispatches to the Russian Ambassador, immediately set out for London. It is certain, from the information we have received, that there was no Assemblage yesterday in the Faubourg of St. Antoine ; but some men of different conditions, collected, to the number of 2 or 300, and crying " Vive la Charte, Vive la Liberie'' proceeded about nine in the evening on the Botrvelard, directed their march over the Place de la Bastille, in the streets of St Antoine, & c. A strong patrol of Gendarmes on horseback, and subsc- iquently of troops of the line, were posted in the Place de la Bastille, till 11 o'clock at night. A Notice was posted yesterday evening at the School of Medicine, stating, that till further Orders, no eleve will be admitted into the Amphitheatres and Halls of the School without he exhibits his Card, shewing him to I> e a Student, and no one will be admitted who has a Cane or Stick. Yesterday evening silence and tranquillity prevailed during the preaching of the Missionaries in the churches of the third arrondissement, only at St. Mustache there was heard on the lower side ( north) the report of some fulminating peas, which did not trouble either the preacher or the auditory. •• PREFECTURE Of THE POLICE, " RTN RXTTECT OF TKH POIICKTO THE INHABITANTS or PAWS, " For some days past tranrfOillity lias been interrupted in 1lie Capital, by assemblages which alarm the good Citizens, in- terrupt business, injure the liberty of commerce and the exer- cise of all peaceful professions. A small number of agitatois lias taken part in these tumultuous scenes. " It isthe duty of ihe . Magistrates to protect the peaceable citizen* against the return of such disorders. Already the voice uf vour Magistrates has again proclaimed the laws which pro- hibit criminal assemblages. You have beard this voice. " To- day severe measures will be employed against the Small number of those who do not regard it. If ar. y assemblages resist, they will he dispersed by force. " Inhabitants of this great City— you will therefore keep at a distance from these assemblages, where an imprudent curi- osity would be fatal to yon. " It is necessary for your interest— for lhat of your business — of yonr repose— of your industry— to put an end to disorders which have continued too long. " The Prefect ofthe Police, G. DELAVAU. *> At the Prefecture ofthe Police, March 12, IS22. FROM GERMAN PAPERS. AIX- I. A- CH APELT. E, March 7— We have received fo- day, news from Warsaw of the greatest importance, but for that reason it requires confirmation. The fol- lowing is the substance :— A courier from St. Peiers- btirgh has said nt Warsaw, that when he left the capital, the publication of the Imperial Manifesto, declaring war against Turkey, was daily expected. The second army, commanded by Count Wittgenstein, is to open the cam- paign in the beginning of the spring. The 4th corps of the- rcserve under General Horosdin ; and the Sd corps ofthe first army under General Woronzolf, have rein- forced Count Wittgenstein. As soon as the Emp- ror arrives at Tultzin, where he is expected, this great force will advance to occupy the positions nearest the Turkish frontiers. The Turks on their side are in motion. A numerous corps which was at Widdiifc has advanced to little Wal- lachia. By orders from Constantinople, another corps has passed the Danube at Silistria, said to be destined • for Jassy. The Turks on the Pruth have received a quantity of artillery. It is said that English Officers of that army will make the campaign with the Turks. VIENNA, Feb. 26.— According to letters from Bu- charest, ofthe 16th of this month, news have been re- ceived there, bv a special messenger from Silistria, that the fate of A li Pacha is at length decided. A courier, returning from Constantinople to Silistria, affirms, that he met near Adrianople three Tartars, whom Chours- chid Pacha had sent express with the news of this happy event, to the capital of the Ottoman Empire. CORFU, Feb. 2.— Ali Pacha is a prisoner of war in the hands of Chourschid Pacha. Athananius Vrica, hi- therto the blind instrument of his commands, has betray- ed him, in hope of saving his own life, and delivered liiin, with his treasures, to Chourschid Pacha. Ali Pacha is now shown, loaded with chains, amidst the * ruins of the City which he so long filled with terror and murder. The cause ofthe Greeks makes daily progress. The SiAiots have burnt all the Turkish villages ofthe Cha- mouri, to punish the Beys of that district for having Berlin joined the party of Choursehid Pacha. " ODESSA, Feb. 12.— Accounts from St. Pctersburgh of the 6th, by express, state that the categorical answer ofour Conrt'to the Note ofthe Reis Effeudi of the 2d December, had been sent to the Courts of London and Vienna. This note as we stated some weeks ago has not appeared at all satisfactory to our Cabinet, and the language it holds has even excited dissatisfaction. His'Majesty our Emperor has now caused it to be signified bv a Note to tbe Courts of Austria anil Eng land, that he gratefully acknowledges the pains they bavc taken hitherto to maintain peace, but that he also hoped that the two Courts of. Austriis and England would now clearly see that his Majesty Could not be satisfied with vague promises of this description. His Majesty insists that Moldavia and Wallachia shall be immediately evacuated, and that the Porte shall appoint Hoepedars. Then, aud not before!, his Majesty will lay down the basis by which he may renew direct diplomatic inter- course with the Porte. His Majesty will In the mean- time take such measures as he shall judge necessary, as soon as the moment shall appear to him to be suitable, and he w; ll then immiu. atelv communicate them to the two Courts. Thus, it appears, that our Court enters into no positive engagement, and that it can every mo- ment adopt hostile measures. AUG- SBURGH, March 7.— The mail from Vienna has brought to- day letters from that capital, which con- firm the catastrophe of Ali Pacha. Ali having proceed- ed to acts of violence towards some of his people, the latter seized him and cut off his licad, which they sent to Chourschid Pacha, who immediately dispatched to Con- stantinople some Tartars to carry this bloody trophy to the Grand Seignior. They arrived on the 13th of February in that city whfre their presence excited lively transports of jo v. It is affirmed that this event has raised tho fanaticism of the Mussulmans to the highest pitch ; it is even asserted, after letters from Belgrade, that the Grand Vizier, Scliln Pacha, was to march with the army assembled in the environs of Constantinople, and proceed to the Banks ofthe Danube. The confirmation of this march of the Turks is expected v ith impatience, as it would leave no doubt of their intention to commence with the R ussians. AMERICA, tjc. New York Papers have been received down to Tues- day the 19th last. The cause of liberty makes rapid pro- gress in dip western world. The Spanish part of St. Doming? iTfas declared its independence, and united itself with the Haytian Republic. This intelligence is official. Report also states that the Isthmus of Panama and the Island of Porto Rico have declared their independence. The proceedings in Congress came down to the 16th i they are not important. Charleston Papers were also received yesterday to the 13th ult. but they contain little news. Accounts had been received there of the United States sehooncr Por- poise having captured four piratical vessels, and destroy- ed the settlements which gave shelter to the principal body of them, near Cape Antonio. Letters were received from Pernambttco, dated Ja- nuary 23d, which mention, that things there were in a very unsettled state. For several months a spirit of in- subordination and discontent has prevailed, although without assuming any revolutionary aspect, and has shewed itself lately in several serious affrays and partial commotions. It has not subsided, and in a fresh distur- bance several white persons were wounded. The Provi- sional Government continue to exercise their functions, but thev are weak iu moral power, and have scarcely any militarv force to support them ; the last troops which sailed from Lisbon, not having yet arrived at Pernambuco. Letters also reached town from Rio Janeiro, but thev contain no political news. They, however, state, that every thing was quiet, and that great exertions would lie made to retain the Prince Regent there at the head of affairs. From the LONDON GAZETTE, March 16. Whitehall, March U: The King has been pleased to constitute and appoint the Right Hon. Robert Viscount Melville ; Sir Willliam Johns- tone Hope, Vice- Admiral of the Blue Squadron of his Ma- jesty's Fleet; Sir John Osborne, Bart. ; Sir George Cock- burn, Vice- Admiral of the Blue Squadron of bis Majesty's Fleet ; and Sir George Clerk, Bart, to be his Majesty's Com- missioners for executing the Office of High Admiral of the United Kingdom ot Great Britain and Ireland, and the do- minions, islands, and territories thereunto belonging. The King hath been pleased to grant unto Sir Wub. Grant Keir, of Montague- Square in the countv of Middlesex, a Major- General in the Army, Knight Commander of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order, and Knight Af the Imperial Austrian Military Order of Maria Theresa, his royal license and authority, that he and his issue may, in compliance with a disposition and deed of settlement, made and executed by his late maternal great uncle, Thomas Grant, of Blackburne, within the parish of Cbirnside, and Sheriffdom of Berwick, merchant in Edinburgh, deceased, take and use the surname of Grant, in addition to and after tliar of Keir, aud bear the arms of Grant quarterly with that of Keir. LONDON, March 16. On the division on l. ord Normanby's motion for the Reduc- tion of one of the Postmasters- General, in the majority of 182. there were 20 Scotch, 18 Irish, 9 County Members, antl 52 Placemen. The County Members were— J. Blackburne, Marquis Chapdos, W. Egerton. John Fleming. Viscount Lowther, Lord C. Manners, Lord It. Manners, H. Sumner, Stuart Wurtley. In the minority of 159 there were 5 Scotch, 7 Irish, and 56 Couutv Members. So much for a virtual re- presentation ofthe people ! We learn from good authority that there is a foundation fer the report which has been some days in circulation, ofan intention to compliment the King of Denmark with the Order of the Garter. Sir George Nayler, it is said, is to proceed on this mission forthwith. What return the King of Denmark is to make we cannot so positively state; rumour siys, that the acknowledgment is to appear in the shape of a Royal Bride.— Morning Paper. We understand, Lord F. Conyngliam is appointed private secretary to the King, in the place of Sir I>. Bloomfield. In England something is occasionally done by the clamours or remonstrances of the people. It is as plain as light that, dur- ing the recess. Ministers contemplated a revival of the pro- perly tax, and would have made it a part of the grand scheme of national relief, if they had not found, upon putting ont their feelers, that the English public would not stand the experi- ment,— Dublin Paper. A Correspondent at the Cape of Good Hope informs us, that Mr. Oliver, tbe Spy, is now at Cape Town, in an official situation we believe, where he passes by the name of Jones, and where the police find employment in the morning in tear, ing down tbe pasquinades that are stuck up against the walls by night, to celebrate the deeds of this obnoxious instigator 1 MIDDLESEX MEETING. Thursday morning, a very numerous and highly re- spectable meeting of the freeholders of Middlesex was held at the Mermaid, Hackney, for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of petitioning for a re- form in Parliament, & c. Long before one o'clock, the large room was filled to repletion ; the wetness of the dav preventing the meeting from being held on the green, and numbers were obliged to go awav much disappoiut- ed. A few minutes past one, Messrs. Garrat and Venables entered the room, accompanied by the county members, & c. all of whom were received with loud applause.— Silence having been restored, Sheriff Garratt addressed the meeting. He observed, that having received a re- quisition, numerously signed by the nobility, clergy, and gentry, they ( the Sheriffs) had considered it their duty to call the present meeting. [[ The Under Sheriff read the requisition to them.]] Having heard the requisition read, they would perceive that the purpose for which thev were then met was to take into consideration three most important points. The distress under which the country was labouring— enormous taxation— and a re- form in the Commons House of Parliament. They trusted that a calm and temperate consideration would be given to these subjects— subjects which every one must acknowledge to be of the highest moment, and that every one who wished to address them would be heard with candour and attention. Adopting this conduct would be giving weight to their sentiments in another place, and he was convinced it would be observed by a meeting of the freeholders of the county of Middlesex. The worthy Sheriff concluded by intimating their readi- ness to hear any one who wished to address them. The ilev. Mr. Draper, in a speech of considerable length moved the resolutions, which were seconded bv Major C « rtwrighti , .,. The. resolutions were supported by Mr, Alderman Waithman, Mr. Shaw Lefevre, Mr. Byng, Sir Eras. Burdett, Mr Hobhouse, and Mr. I'. Moore, and op- posed by Sir John Gibbon. . The resolutions were then passed, as was a petition founded upon them,, BARBAROUS MURDER. A murder, attended with circumstances , of peculiar atrocity and cruelty, was committed on Saturday night, in Robert Street, Bedford Row, upon art elderly lady named Donatty, residing in that street. Mrs, Donatty was the widow of a merchant of the JeWisff persuasion, but was herself a Christian, and had resided for several years at the house mentioned, having a small independent fortune to subsist upon. The house is rather a large one, consisting of about ten rooms, but she was the sole occupant, with the exception ofa girl of the name of Young ( now in custody), who went her errands and slept with her occasionally. It was well furnished, and among other valuables which the old lady possessed, were several pictures by some of the old masters, for which she had been offered very considerable sums. It was her cus- tom to sleep in the kitchen, and the girl, who was paid to sleep with her, generally came to her about half- past nine or ten o'clock at night, and left the honsa after breakfast in the morning. On Saturday afternoon, Mrs. Donattv went out for the purpose, as it was understood of receiving rents due to her from some of her tenants, and she returned about ten minutes past nine in the evening. She stood for some few minutes at the door talking to a neighbour, then went iu and shut the door. She had scarcely been in a moment, when her neighbour ( the mistress of the next house) heard a faint crv of " murder" in the voice of Mrs. Donattv, and she im- mediately called one of the parish patrol, and acquaint- ed him with what she had heart!, and expressed her sits picion that something dreadful had happened. The pa- trol called others to his assistance, and they knocked at the door a great number of times, but received no answer. Notwithstanding this, however, the patrol did not take any measure to get into the house until half- past ten ( a lapse of upwards of an hour.) and then some parish constables having arrived, an entrance was effect- ed by a ladder being placcd at the first floor window.— Two constables entered by that window with a light, and went down stairs, where the first object which presented itself was the corpse ofthe unfortunate widow, mangled in a most horrible manner, lying in the centre of the passage, which was discoloured with streams of blood. Upon examining the body, a handkerchief was found stuffed into the mouth, and a stab, apparently inflicted with a butcher's knife, under the left ear, and penetrat- ing nearly through the neck ; there was also a cut on the neck, and another on the right side. Both ears were laceratcd, and the ear- rings which she was known to wear were gone. Her wedding- ring was also forced from, her finger, in doing which very brutal violence must have been used. No signs of life were remaining when the body was found. An alarm was immediately spread in the neighbourhood, and some officers of Boiv Street and Hatton Garden being sent for, the houfe was narrowly searched and two bags were found, in which every thing that could be removed was packed. These bags were in the passage up stairs. The window curtains of the first floor, and some of the other rooms were removed, and put into these bags. No person was found in the house, and the supposition was, that the perpetrators of this most foul murder had taken advantage ofthe time which was given them, and had escaped by the back part ofthe house, there being no other impediment that way than a wall about eleven feet high which encloses the yard, and bv surmounting which they could escape into Milhuan Place, a thoroughfare situate at the backc of Robert Street. About eleven o'clock, the girl who usually slept with Mrs. Donatty came to the house, and on being informed of what had happened, she seemed very little concerned, and said she should go home. She waS ask- ed where her father was ? she said he was not at home. An officer was dispatched to his residence, find it was found that he was from home. The girl meanwhile went away from the house in Robert Street, and it being af- terwards thought expedient to apprehend her, an officer went in search of her, and found her conversing with her father, an ivory turner, in the street at Mount Pleasant, near Coldbath Fields prison. They were both taken up and conveyed to the watchliouse. At ten o'clock yesterday morning the accused parties, Mary Young, the servant of Mrs. Donatty, and her father and brother- in- law, who carried on the business of small butchers in the neighbourhood of Gray's Inn- lane, were removed from the watch- house, in Eagle Street, Red Lion Square, and conveyed, under a strong escort of constables, to Hatton Garden Police Office for examination. Several witnesses were examined, amongst whom were Mrs. Earl, Mrs. Redman, and her shopman, all next door neighbours, the patrol and watchmen, and some other persons who happened to be near the spot at tho time of the murder, whose combined testimonies corro- borated the facts above stated. The persons who committed the murder, must have been perfectly acquainted with the art of killing beasts, as the part where they stabbed the deceased was directly on the jugular vein, which never fails to produce instant death.— The knife and sack found on the premises were produced, and ordered to be kept with care, in the hope that they might be identified, and traced to some per- son. All the prisoners declared their innocence of the dread- ful crime laid to their charge. Thev were, however, re- manded until the lesult of the Coroner's Inquest is known. The Parish Officers have issued placards offer- ing £ 100 for the apprehension of the perpetrators of the murder. An Inquest has been held on the body, and a verdict of— Wilful Murder against some person or persons un- known returned. IRELAND. DUBLIN, March 13 We have this morning ac- counts from Limerick of Monday, and from Cork of yesterday. We regret that the advices do not exhibit any amendment in the proceedings of the lawless peasan- try ofthe south. We trust, however, by rigidly enforc- ing the Insurrection Act, the banditti will be put down, until which time peace cannot be expected in the coun- try. In the county of Cork, the Whiteboys on Saturday last divided into small parties, searching for arms several houses five or six miles west of Cork city, near Innis- carra, and the adjacent districts, but happily without success. But they obtained money from several, and prescribed places where it should be left for them by others. They also administered oaths to many, with in- junctions not to pay more than half the present rents, or tithes, or taxes, and other legislatorial ordinations. The peaceable fanners on the borders of the counties of Limerick and Cork are unable to keep their cattle on their lands at night. More than a hundred head have been recently driven off by the Whiteboys, to the bleak and wild mountains between Abbeyfeale and Newcastle, where" General Rock" has fixed his head quarters. No disposition has been manifested in the county of Limerick, to give up arms. On Friday, while the six- teen men convicted under the insurrection act, at Ilath- keale, were in the act ofsending off to Cork, one of them cheered, and addressing the crowd, cried, " Boys, do not give up a single gun." Another strong refutation of the contradiction of the outrage on the women of the rifle brigade, so pertinaci- 4 ously persevered in by some of the Dublin papers, with- out any shadow of authority, is the fact, that in the course of the last week, three men, Pierce Nagle, Ti- ' mothy Connor, and Patrick Foley, were arrested and forwarded to the county . Cork gaol, lit that . active Ma- gistrate Major Maxwell, of Charlevilie, fullv charged and identified as having been concerned on that horrible occasion. ,, , . -, J ., ..' ' The Special Sessions under the act were .; rest1med in Limerick on Monday, when, the following- persons Were found guilty :— James and William Helleafd, from Cup- panuke. . parish of Abingtou, for having arms in their possession ; Denis Murphy, for being idle and disorder* lv ; and Bryan Rourke for having locks of guns in his possession. ... ,. , , ) ! .. ,, ,-.- At . thq Cork Sessions, on Monday, nine prisoners were arraigned, and their trials fixed for this dav-. BARBAROUS MURDER.;— From a correspondent in Mullingar, we this morning have received an ac- count of an inhuman murder committed, ou Sunday last, between Killbcggan and Horseleap, countv of Westmeath. It appears from the statement that has reached us, that Thomas Knox, one of Major O'Do- noughue's Police establishment, having bpeu for some time in a bad state of health, was on his way to his friends at Moat, on a car covered with an awning, attended only by a female relation, and the bov who drove, when about two miles from Kilbeggan,. five or six men came up, and having ascertained their object of revenge, re- moved Knox off the car, fell upon him with sticks, and literally cleft his;. skull, walking away deliberately. It gives us great satisfaction to state that, through the exer- tions of Major O'Donotlghuc's police,, some of the wretches engaged in this horrible assassination have been taken into custody — Dublin Journal ATROCIOUS OUTRAGE.— A contemporary states., that on Monday night last, ( 4- th instant) about eleven o clock, a party of miscreants attacked the house of a gentleman near Liscarrol, in this county, and having gamed admission, made prisoners of the family and ser- vants, and then forcibly dragged from her apartment his second daughter for the purpose of taking her away ; but having by entreaty obtained permission to return to her room for the purpose of dressing herself, she slipped out of the house and concealed herself in a ditch dtirirtg the night. On finding she had escaped them, the ruf- fians again went up stairs and seized a younger sister, not more than thirteen years of age, whom they succeeded in carrying off, and who, we. lament to sav, has not since been heard of. They are supposed to have proceed- ed to the county of Kerry, being all well mounted. A party of them remained at the house about an hour, to prevent alarm being given ; but, as soon as the unhappy father could escape, he proceeded to the house of Mr. Purcell of Altamira, who immediately, accompanied by a party of the military, stationed at his house, commenc- ed a pursuit, unfortunately without success. As. they passed through the village of Freemount, the young hilly was heard crying out, " Oh God ! what will become of me." . , CORK, March 9.— The name of the gentleman nt Lisearrel, whose daughter( or according to some accounts, - sister) was carried off, is George Gould, Esq. MARKETS, S, c. AVERAGE PRICES OF CORS. The following is the General Average which governs Im- portation, taken from the Weekly Returns of the quanti- ses and Price of British Corn, Winchester measure, in England and Wales, for the week ended 9th March. Wheat, 4S-, lod I Beans, - 21s 9tl Itye, - 20* 8d I Peas, - 25s 4d Barley, - 18s 8d Oatmeal, - 00s Oil Oats, - 1 Gs Od I Bear or Big, - 00s OOd The average price of Brown or Muscovado Sugar, computed from the. returns made in the week ended March 12, is 55s. 6d. per cwt. duty exclusive. CORN EXCHANGE, March IS. Our market has been but moderately sdpplied with Wheat and Barley this week, except that of inferior quality, which meets heavy sale ; but prime samples were in rather better de- mand this morning; and Monday's prices were readily ob- tained. The Oat, trade generally continues Very dull, but fine fresh corn supports Wednesday's quotation. HADDINGTON COH. N MARKET. March 15. A small supply of Wheat in market, wbicll met with a htavy sale; top price Is. lower, but current prices nearly the same as last day— Top price of Barley and Oats 6' d. lower than last day. W k'at. I'irst — 50s Second —.— 29s Third 27s Tiarlcy. 19s Gd 17s Od 15s Od Oats. 20s Od 18s Od 1 Gs Od Pease 1 Gs 6-. I Its Od 12s Od ft cans. 1 Gs Od Ms Od 12s Od This day there were 578 bolls of Ontineal in Edinburgh Market— Retail price per peck of best oatmeal, is Id. second Is. Od. EDINBURGH CATTLE MARKET, March 1". — There Were 1152 sheep in the market, Main Point, head of West Port. White faced weilders, 31s. ; white faced ewes, 15s. Gd ; black faced wedders. 24s.; black faced ewes, 14s. Cd.— Lambs, 19s. to 25s. Iu the Grassmarket there were 1G7 fat cattle in the market, which sold at from 5s. to Gs. 6d. per stone, sinkin" offals. GLASGOW CATTLE MARKET— There was a good supply of fat cattle in Glasgow market on Monday ; the demand " was pretty good, and the whole stock was nearly sold off. Inferior beasts sold from Gs. 6d. to 7s. Gd. a stone. The best sold con- siderably higher. Some prime stots from Angus- shire brought about 9s. a stone. There was rather a scanty supply of sheep. Though tbe season for ewes is now about over, there were a few of ihe white faced breed in the market, which brought lGs. each. One lot of about 50 black faced wedders that remained from the last market day, sold also at lGs. a head ; some fine bUck faced wedders from the Lothians brought from 24s. to 26s. Gd. each ; and black faced wedders from Angus- shire, in line condiiion. sold as high as 28s. a head. FA MARCH— I Nairn, 1st Tuesday Dornoch, 1st Wednesday Perth, Ist Friday Mintlaw, 2tl Tuesday Dmnfermline, 15th day Tain Spring Fair, 5d Tues. Banchory Ternari, Midlentran Fair, last Thursday Edit, the day before fOltl Stile.) Marnoch, 1st Tuesday Inverury. 2d Tuesday Lochel, ditto IRS. ( New Stile.) Migvie, 3d Tuesday Tarves, 2d Tues. ft Wednes. Fraserburgh, 2d Wednesday Old Deer, 2d Thursday Marnoch, 5d Tuesday Lefiabo. 2d Tiles, tk Wedhe's. Utlny, the day before Cornhill,( Lady Fair ) 25th day. Or 1st Thursday after Huntly, last Tuesday Turriff, lau Tues. & Wednes. Fochabers, last Wednesday. PRICE OF HOPS, March 18. NFEW POCKETS. I NHW RA04. Kent,- 51 00s to 51 Os j Kent, 2l lGs to 41 lis Sussex, 21 14s to 51 10s I Sussex, 21 8s to 31 3s Essex, 21 18s to 41 4s | Essex, 21 10s to 41. ( is Farnham, line, 71 00s to 101 9s— Seconds, 21 10s to 11 7s ~~ S~ MTTil 1- 1 ELI) M A RKLT, Alarch 15. To sink the Offal, per stone of 81bs. Beef, 2s 6< 1 to 5s 6d I Veal, 3s Od to 5s Od Mutton, 2s 6d to 3s 8d | Pork, 2s Od to 3s fOd Beasts, 490— Sheep, & c. 4,800— Calves. 90— Pigs, 120. PRICE OF STOCKS. 3 per C. Con. I India Bonds, 4G 49 pr 5 per Ct. N. 102£ 103 102| j Ex. B. 2 10001. 2 pr. per Cent. I Lottery Tickets, 221. 14s. 4 per Cents. Cs. for Ac. NAVAL REGISTER. FROM LLOYD'S MARINE LIST, March 12. DEAL, March 11. — It has blown hard at intervals file whole of last night and to- day from WNW. and continues very squally— 7 o'clock, more moderate! DOVER, March 8.— It has blown a heavy gale the whole of last night and this day, accompanied with heavy rain, thun- der and lightning, and very thick weather. lltli, Wind, WNW. strong breeze. HARWICH, March 8.— The Elegant, of Sunderland, Parker, struck on the Rough, and sunk on Wednesday morn- ing last, about 3 o'clock, p. m The Master was taken out of toe rigging about 5 o'clock, p. m. the same day, by the Hero of Woodbridge. The crew, eight in number, drowned. 11th, It blows very hard from W. to WNW. a great number of vessels have come into the harbour. I WESTPOlt r, March 7.— The Catherine of Leith, Mor- rison, from hence bound for Liverpool, lately driven on shore near this part, has been most seriously damaged in the gale of Tuesday night, and it is feared that she will go pieces, as the ^ ale stiil continues with unabated violence. M UlC!? t 1"— The Orion. l>. i « is. ofddJ from X.- w Yi- fc to Greenock,- was driven'oil shore in; Kellarnn flay, LochiiiA dahf.! Sih lust.' ' The' Margaret, ' M'AllIten; tif aisd from Campbeltown to ^ Limerick, « ai driven - on - shore at tlie'samii place on the following day. and yvould be obliged to discharge before they cotlhl be got off. ' « > n >' .1 • » » •••'<, . 1 The Ann; of'Glasgow! Mackenzie, from Giiliipcly'td flulli Was totally dismasted off Cromer 8th lost, and the master and part of the crew went to - Mundsley for tUustaiice. bdt during their absence, she was takert charge of by the Union fishing smack of London, and carried- into Harwich. ROTTERDAM, March 1' 2.— A' brig, - supposed to be- fi- nglish, was totally lost off Kalivyk, on the lOih inst. Crew drown- ed. - The Earl of < Ralcarras, Cameron, from London to Bombay antl China, Was spoken with on the 20th January, ou the Equator. 1 1 .* 1 ..> • ' - - » .' ' - i A violent gale of wind r- as experienced at Amsterdam Ott the 7th and 8tli inst. when several vessels were diiveu on shorts in ihe Texel. The- Martha; of Rideford, Deatr, from Waterfof,! to l. ii verpool, was struck by a sea 8th inst. off- CraVon Head, and instantly sunk. Only the mate saved. The Pilot and eight men drowned. : - I ... The Lavinia, • Lawrence, from Demerara tb Belfast, u- ris ort shore near Wigtown, 8th inst. The- nfaster and' two orthred of theerew washed overboard. Cargo landing in charge of tlltS officers of the customs. DEAL, March fl.— The OroHoeo. Crtrtlmlrtgs.'.' from Deme- rara to London, got on shore about 1 A. M. off KingsJown, it blowing hard from the S W. and thick weather; she was assisted by a Deal boat, which u- as upset alongside the vessel, and rtno man drowned ;• the remainder with difficulty saved themselves, and continued every effort in their power lo get the vessel off, in which they succeeded on the flowing of the tide, but her rudder being beating off,: and her bottom considerably injured, the leak increased; consequently they antl the ship's crew weia obliged to leave her, and landed here about - 11 A. >!. iu another Deal boat. Soan after she was observed 10 go down near thd Gulf Stream Light. The Adrian, for Bengal, and some ( Hirers, particulars unknown, have lust anchors aud cables,—. Seven o'clock. Quite moderate. EDINBURGH, Match, 19. On Thursday the 7th inst. the Ilov, Jaines A nder^ ott tv. n or-* ( lained ami admitted Assistant and Successor to the lie v. Wm. • Anderson of . St Fergus^ • _ Sahie d. iy the Presbytery of fTarriilton ord^ ned Mr. Join* Block, preacher of the gospel, to be minister of the church awl parish of Bertratti,: Shoitts, Vacant hy the translation of the Kev. Mr. IVoudfoot to Strathaven. - On Wednesday se'enuight, Mr. James Ite'mviek. pl'eachetf of the gospip),; was ordained fro the oflice of the ministry and pastoral charge of the Associate congregation of Muirton, Kin- cardineshire. It. is conTidentTy said, ' that'a reduction of* th(*: riiittihsi4 of? officers on the Nortli British Staff is in a short time to taka placfe; !•• ••> The 77th Regiment perhaps is more widely distributed than any regiment in his Majesty's service. It occupies three Castles, viz.' Edinburgh Stirllrirj, and Dumbarton ^ three forts* vfs. Forts George, William* ' and Augustus; two Island*, viz; Arr& n and Islay j besides which a corrlpany is stationed at Glasgowand orie at Paisley, and is the only infantry regi- ment in Scotland. -. • • .,< The coopers at Berwick nfit having got thfir usual store ot ice, on Tuesday se'eiinight dispatched the Albion schooner to North Bergen, to bring a supply. The congregation of a dissenting meetirig- house, situated near the sea beach at Troon, met with a singular impediments to their egress from the place of'worshjp on Sunday last. Dur- ing sermon, thfe ' tidiM'ose to a very unusual height* and sur- rounded the building. • As the congregation odctipied the} tipper story only, this overflowing i? f the waters was unobserv- ed till they were about to retire, when they were rather sur-> prized to find themselves completely insulated. The worthy* clergyman had no- other alternative than to, commence another discourse, and, by the time it was brought to •£ conclusion, a number of carts, & c. had arrived, by means of which the con-; gregation were extricated from (" heir unpleasant situation. The two silver cups, voted as a mark of respect to ISIif Kean, by the inhabitants of New York, have passed thruugli the Custom- house, duty free, and were forwarded to - Sir* Kean on Wednesday last. ROYAL BURGHS Ot SCOTLAND. The following is an abstract of the Lord Advocate's New Bill for regulating the affairs of the Royal Burghs in Scotland :— That an annual account, j^ tiihffing a complete state of tfieif affairs, shall be madeotit and certified by the Chief Magistrate of each Burgh, with a penalty of a certain sum in case df neg- lect ; the penalty to be recovered in the Court of Exchequer* Such account shall be placed in the hands . of the Tovtrn Cleric for a certain number of days, open to thd Inspection ofthe burgesses, who may take objections, to it, and complain to the" Court of Exchequer, upon giving caution to the satisfaction of that Court, for costs of any suit thev may wish to c irry oil again it the Magistrates, on account of these objection Tile R. irons ofthe Exchequer to have the sole jiiH^ dl'cfiori of alt matters relative to the royal burghs, and the judgment of fhw Court to be final. No fens, nor alienations shall be nlade till an act of the Town Council shall be obtained, specifying the particulars thereof, and fill the same shall have been publicly advertised. The act of 1095 to be binding, so far its the Ma gistrates and Town Council shall not be allowed to contract any debt nor grant any bond for any debt, without a previous act made in the Town Council in their fulteti convention"'-— and that if ck'fots are contracted and bonds otherwise granted for debts and sums not v true and real" the Magistrates so contracting or granting these shqiI be " personally responsible in their private jbrtune3."_ A Certain ntimber of burgesses to be allowed to carry on suits iii the Court of Exchequer. Non- resident individuals not to be elected to the ofliee of Provost, Bailie, & c. in any burgh, fihid afl elections of any Provost* Bailie, or merrtber. of the Town Council, to be declared mill and void, where it appears that any undue compact had been made* or any sum of money or other valuable consideration been previously given to secure the same. Any person who was a member of the Town Council foi the year, when any such improper election had been made, may apply to the Court of Session, under statute IGth Geo I cap. 11. to annual such election, and that Court is empowered to direct a new election to take place. BIRTHS. At the Mount, Harrow, on the 8th Inst. the Lady of Ar- chibald Campbell, iT. sq. of a daughter. At Nottingham Place, on the 12th inst. the Lady of R. IL Barber, Esq. of a son. MARRIAGES. At Chlstvick, on the 7th inst. the Hon. George Agar Ellis, M. P. only son of Viscount Clifden, to the lion. Georginia Howard, second daughter of Viscount Morpeth, and grand- daughter of the Earl of Carlisle. At Newton House, on the ( 3th inst. Mr. Alex. Sfenhou. se, farmer, Whitehill Mains, to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr, Geo„ & eton, farmer, Sheriff' Hall Mains. DEATHS. At BowerbouseS, on the 4th instant, the Rev. Dr. Patrick Carfrae, in the 81st year of his age, having heen 55 years a minister. At Cupar, on the 1st in9t » Mr. John Anderson of Cupi^ Mills, At Kineardine, on the 1st inst. Mr. Robert Rintoul, M » chant, At Ottar House, on the 54th ult. Capt. Duncan Campbell. At Edinburgh, on the 24th ult. Mr. Robert Ranken, Sol- citor- at- Lflw. MarrnikmpMSBiamatoiiM& mM TIWWIFCLHHMGIAAKBMIAMAA*^^ To the EDITOR of the ABERDEEN CHRONICLE. Siit, MAY I request, that some of your learned Corrospcm* dents would takethe trouble to answer the following questions, through the medium of your very useful Paper. In the first place, suppose the Committee of a Friendly Society engaged in the purchase of a little property. This, it will be admitted, cannot be doue, unless 111 very few in- stances, without a considerable loss of time. A little ex- pense may at the same time very naturally be expected, and ii almost unavoidable. Well — should the Society, IVom a con- sideration of these things, voie a few potmds from the funds, in order that the Committee, in winding up the business, may take a glass at the public expence, ( if one may speak so) would this act of the Society be- a breach of the foliowihg rule, added to the regulations of almost every Society by order of the Justices? " That no part of the Funds of this Sdciety shall, on any pretence whatever, be Applied to any other pur- pose than the charitable uses for which ihe Society is formed, and the necessary expenee of'Management." Supuose, iu the second place, that the same Society after purchasing* say, a house, should resolve to hold their meet- ings in it, although their doing so should cost them twice as touch as the same accommodation would In another place, How would the" rule quoted apply in this case? These, Sir. are but little tilings, but they are important to " little men." Answers to the above, it is apprehen. le l, may be useful; if, therefore, a pressure of more important matter do not render it impossible, an early insertion ofthe above wilt very much oblige, yours, & c. A PLEI5E1AN, George Street, March 12, 1S22. / tt AftVEY most respectfully informs tiie Inhahi- » tants of Aberdeen, that lie intends to Teach the follow- ing Branches of Education, viz. f/ I. nCUftON, LATIN # ENGLISH GRAMMAR. Those who nr- inclhiert to become I'npils will please apply as toon as possible. that Classes may he properly arranged. Families or Individuals tVill l; e attended at their respec- tive [ louses, if required. Further particulars will he known, by calling at his Lodg- ings, North Street, Eniry to Shuttle Laiie. TO LET, Pleasantly situated at Bark Mill, in the immediate vicinity of Aberdeen, SEVERAL APARTMENTS FOR SUMMER LODGINGS, a year, or lohger. And also, a Convenient SMALL HOUSE, together with a Barn: and ati excellent Stable aud Byre, well worth the notice of Curlers and Cow jTetpers. Apply to Mr. GJenm'e. at May Bank. " PREMIUMS— 1822. ABERDEENSHIRE AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION. \ T the Meeting of the Committee liefd upon the + ' 22d ult. for the purpose of appropriating the funds for fit* ctntettt year, the following Premiums Were awarded, viz. CATTLE art KITS. At each of the following Divisions of the County, viz. Airrtun and KISCAUMTSE O'NLH, ABHRT: F: T: S and GAUH eft 11 T'NTI. V Slid fllltRIlF Et. r. oN and DEER To be awarded at Competitions, upon days to be afterwards filed and advertised, as follows: BULLS. Tor the best Hull, from two to foirr years old, £ 6 C Tor the set'oud, - - * for the third, - - .- - - 3 3 Fun ths fourth, - - - - 2 2 COWS AS* QUEtS Forth, best Cow, for the purpose of husbandry, from three to nine years old, w hich must have bad a Call'the year of exhi- bition - - - - - 5 5 for the second, - - - - 4 4 For the third, - - - - 3 3 J'or the best 2 year- old Q. ucy, bred hy the Shower, 4 4 F.* r the second, - - - - 3 3 For the third, - - - - 2 2 For the best 1 year- old Quey, bred by the Sliewer, 3 3 For the second, - - - 2 2 i'or t! te third. - - - - 11 HORSES. Ac. for the best Brood Mare, for the purposes of husbandry, not less than 3 nor above 16 years old, to be. shewn with her Foal. 5 5 for the second, - - - - 4 4 For the third, . afc - • - - 3 3 for the best 3 year- id Filly, for the purposes of husbandry. I. red hy the Shewer, ' - - 4 4 For the second, ' 4 i. 3 3 for the thud, - "*" - 2 2 For the best 2 year- old Filly, for" the purposes of liusban4ry, bred by the Shewor, - - - 53 for the second, - - - - 2 2 for the third, ... - 11 for the best 3 year- old Stallion, for the purposes cf husbandry, ( the Owner being booml to retain the animal to serve within tiie County for one year after the competition,) 3 ,3 for the second, - - - - 2 2 HIGHLAND DISTRICT. Consisting of the parishes of Brae mar, Craibie, Glengairn, GUnmuick. Tullich, Glentanner, Cirse, Strathdon, Glen- R'cket, and that part of Tilland situated in Sirathdon, and Hi- rat part of Cabrach in the County « f Aberdeen, it being op- tional ta ,- iny of the M embers in these parishes to compete at • he Shew for the Alford and Kincardine O'Neil Division ; but ;| i such event, they are precluded from competing within the jjjKighhtml District. f At this competition, the following Premiums are to be ai ded : — BULLS. for the best Bull, from two to four years eld, =£ 4 4 0 for the second, - - - 3 3 0 for the third, - .- -, 2 2 0 COWS A?: N QUEYS. for ihe best Cow, from three to nine years old, having had a Calf the vear of exhibition, - - 3 3 0 for the second, - - - 2 2 0 For the third, - - - 1116 for the best two year old Q. uey, bred by the Shewer, - - - 2 2 for ihe second, - - - 11 for the best Pen of 3 Tups, - - 4 4 For the second, . - - 3 3 for the third, - - - 2 2 for the best Pen of 10 Breeding Ewes, which have • had Lambs, - - - 3 3 0 Tor the second, - - - 2 2 0 for the third, '- - - 1116 for the greatest quantity of Trenched and Drained Ground, taken in within the last 2 years, on Farms from 30 to 60 seres arable, - - - 3 3 0 for the second, - - 2 2 0 for the greatest quastity as above, on Farms below 30' actvs arable, - - - ' 3 3 0 for the second, • - - 2 2 0 for the third, - - - 110 The rules of Competition will he afterwards nrlrerliscd, and wilt also appear in the annual publication of the list of the Members, 1' rcmiums, fyc. to be printed and Circulated. The Committee, in addition to the sums above specified to Re aV. aided at the Cattle Competitions, also resolved to give a, follows: VETERINARY SURGEONS. To each ofthe Districts of Ihe County, the sum of £ 20 sterling, for the purpose of procuring the residence of eight Veterinary Surgeons of skill and experience, which sums are to be expended by the Stewards of the several Districts, either T> v way of piemuim to'Surgeons ofexperience who may settle iii the Districts, or for the purpose of assisting in the educa- tion of yotirtg M? n. who may he inclined to follow the profes- sion. and afterwards reside within the Districts ; it being • understood, that prior to the above sums being paid, the Stew- ardsofeach District shall repoit their intentions to the Secre- taries. and shall take the persons whom they may so employ, hound to reside in such part of the Districts as may render their services as extensively useful as possible. •* The Committee resumed consideration of the motion made FIV Major SKENE. in regard to the claim which Mr. SMITH. Veterinary Surgeon in Alford. had upon the notice of the As- sociation. " for the disinterested manner in which he had pro- mulgated the cures of some of the most virulent diseases ti which the Caitle in this county bail of late been particulaily Subject; audit was accordingly resolved to make offer to Mr. iviTirof o premium of -£ 10 10s. or a piece of plate of that va- lue, as he might prefer, as a mark of the approbation of the Association for bis disinterested conduct in communicating, ft, rough the publicpapers, the results of his experience on this important subject. AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. In order to encourage an emulation among the Cart and Plough Wrights, and Blacksmiths, resident in rUe county, the Committee voted the sum of £ 5 5s. to each of the Districts, to be divided among the resident tradesmen, for the best speci- mens of Agricultural implements, to be exhibited unpainted. upon the days of the Cuitle competitions— and among the Blacksmiths, for ihe best Shod Horses. Mr. AT. r. AKnrs, C< bairdy, stated to the Meeting, that al- though the Association had found by comparison, that the common implements of Agriculture were manufactured by the resident tradesmen equally as well as in any part of Scotland, yet, that if might be desirable, from time to time, that the County should be made acquainted with any new implements » hich might tend to diminish the labour of the farmer, or im- prove the implements at present in use. The Committee, therefore, upon the motion of Mr. AI. LAR- -'{>> S: directed the Secretaries to correspond with other Agricul- tural Societies, to ascertain the nature aud utility of any new implements that may have been recently introduced ; ar. tl that flie result of these inquiries be submitted to an after meeting, with power to expend out of the funds the sum of £ 50, in bringing into the county any implement that may be considered as a substantially useful improvement. The bnsines. of this Meeting concluded by the appointment Of a Committee, for- the purpose of co- operating with the County Committee, in endeavouring to obtain a farther reduc- tion otMhe Malt Duty payable on Bear or Bi'gg, and a remo- val of the restrictive clauses in the last Act, which have hither- to rendered the partial reduction perfectly nugatory ;— and in the nomination of a Committee to frame a Petition to the House ef Commons, generally on the subject ofthe present Agricul- tural dis* By order of the Committee. A'ZrJrn, " th Mnrc\ I, 1822. N. ii.— The Committee, acting upon the opinions of Ihe Mem- bers, hCne deerncd Tt unnecessary for the present season, to con* rrinie the . Premiums lo Stallions, in consequence of the great • ttSUatrer < jfpromisingjmtMg stock IWW wi the county. K'EW MUSIC* Just Published mid may be had of JAMES DJVTE, at his Musical llej- bsilortf. Broad Street, Aberdeen* DANCES* f^ OtV'S Six til Collection of Quick ctrd Slow Stfntn i, P speys. Reels. & c. dedicated to the Most Noble the Mar chidneiss of Huntlyj Cow's two favourite sets of Quadrillfes. • he one French, the other Scotch, danced at the King's As- stmblr, Jan* 3 825; the Coronation Quadrilles; New Lan- cers; Fusileers; Hart's Scotch and Irish Quadrilles also, his 4th and 5th Sets, and celebrated hussars,' danced at At- maeks's and the Nobtlity's Balls. SONGS. Fa re Well to the land of mf youth; Oh Mary, while that soft blue eye * My Native lahd, a long good " night; O yes, our love, and all its hours; Donald and Prince Charlie ; Oil hey, Johnny Lad 5 Our bide Bonnets over the Border ; Saw ye my wee thing ; Leezlie Lindsay ; Laddie,. O leave toe. FOR TIIE PIANO. Burrows' 12 Scottish Airs, with Variations j. the Sisters, two Waltzes by Kielmark; all Collinet, and Muzard's Waftzes; all Mczari's Operas, airanged by various composers, for the Piano- forte, Piano and Ilarp, and Pi;: no, Ilarp, and Flute. FOP Tilt: FI. 11 TP AND PIANO. Twelve favourite Airs by Nicholson and Burrows; G Fan. tasias by Wiess; God save the King, by Nicholson ; Do. by Druuet; Tanti Palpiti, hy Wiess ; with an extensive as- sortment of Music of everv description. LONDON PIANO- FORTES, by the best Makers, as usual. %* Instruments taken in exchange, and let on hire. The greatest attention will continue to be paid to Tuning orders, either in. town or country.— Best ROMAN VIOLIN STRINGS, and every afthlein the Musical Line. The PLATE'S of. an excellent collection of CHURCH MUSICK to be sold cheap. MUSICAL ILF. rosifoRY, 7 Broad Street, March 19. 1822. y NOTICE TO CREDITORS. AN Interim Dividend of Five Shillings in the Pound, will be paid 011 the 5th day of April next, to the Credi- tors of ALEX. M0I It. in • AuChterf Ellon, who have lodged claims upon his trust estate, on application, to Charles Don- aldson, Advocate in Aberdeen. TO LET, TILL WHITSUNDAY 1825, f jPII AT large and commodictis SHOP in the East & end of Union Street, lately possessed by JOHN RIDDEL, Grocer.— Entry immediately. Apply to Francis or George Clerihew. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. THOSE haviniT CLAIMS against ALEXANDER FORBES, Merchant at Wfntcdoril, near Pitcaple, are desired to lodge the same with Alex. Webster, Advocate in Aberdeen, against the 1st April next, when the funds realized from the sale of the Bankrupt^ goods and book debts collected, will be divided; and those who fail to comply with this intima- tion, will be precluded from any share of the funds. VILLA OF BELLITELD. TO HE SOLD, nr PRIVATE BARGAIN, HPHE VILLA of BELLITELD, situated about A four miles from Aberdeen, 011 the Skene Turnpike Road, as formerly advertised. 4 if not sold within ten days, the House " ill be Let for Sum- mer Lodgings, villi such part of the Ground as may be want- ed ; and the Fields for the ensuing crop. Apply to George Yeats, Advocate. Aberdeen, March 19, 1822. SLUG ROAD TOLLS TO LET. At WESTSOAT of DURRIS, on Monday the Ist April, will be Let bv public roup, for one vear from the 26th May, NPHE TOLL DUTIES ' leviable on the SLUG 1 TURNPIKE ROAD. Intending offerers must bring forward Cautioners, or Letters from them. Roup to begin at 12 o'clock. TIN'S BAG. ADJOURNED SALE. VPSET PRICE REDUCED. On Saturday, the 23d current, there will he exposed for sale, by public roup, within the Lemon Tree Tavern, at 2 o'clock, THE SMACK PEGGY, 52 Tims Regis/ c), Bclongin* io the Aberdeen and North Shipping Company, As she presently lies ii> this Harbour. The PEGGT has been employed, by the Company as. a Regular Trader to the Murray Frith; and. is to be sold merely on account of the Company beingabout to be dissolved. She sails uncommonly fast, stows a large cargo, and is well found in Stores. Farther particulars may be learned, and an Inventory of the Stores seen, at ihe Company's Office. The Company's other Vessel the DISPATCH, will be ex- posed for Sale about the beginning of May next, Aberdeen # North Shipping C'o.' s Office ' Sugar House, Quay, March IS, 1S22. FOR SALE. On Saturday the 23d instant, at 6 o'clock in the evening, will be exposed to sale by public roup, within the house of Mrs. Ronald, Lemon Tree Tavern, unless previously disposed of bv private contract, THE BRIGANTINE A L B I 0 N, Of 163 Tons Register Measurement. The above is a strong well bui't vessel, and is wood sheathed— she may be sent to sea at a small expense, being srell found iu store.?, an Inventory of which may be seen on applying to Mr. STOREY. Aberdeen, March 15, 1822. g& U EN GSU& NESFTAG. TO BE SOLD. On Wednesday, the 2? th day of March at 6 o'clock in the evening, ihere will be exposed to sale, by public roup, with- in the Lemon Tree Tavern of Aberdeen, ONE TWENTY- FOURTH SHARE ofthe LOUISA of Aberdeen, at the Upset Price of £ 68. The Trustees will at the same time expose- to sale any of the other SUA RES of SH IPPLNG, belong- ing to the Sequestrated- Estate of \\ ILUAM DUOUID, jun. Merchant in Aberdeen, if w ished for. ,| e#( e oit dfniJaj). SCHOONER FOR SALE. To he sold by public roup, withui the Lemon Tree Tavern. Aberdeen, on Friday the 29* h March current: at. 6 o'clock evening, ( if not previously disposed of by private bargain,) THAT STRONG BUILT VESSEL, The CA TIIER IS E of ABERDEEN, 80 Tons Register. UPSET PRICE, £ 315. GEORGE CAMPBELL, A « CTIONKEH. FOR ST. PETERSBURG!!, THE NEW SCHOONER PURSUIT, 92 Tons per Register, JOHN DUTIIIE, MASIEII, Will Sail from Aberdeen beginning of April. For Freight or Passage, apply to Win. Duthic, Shipbuilder, Footdecj or to ALEX. FORBES. MARXSCHAL STREET. Aberdeen, March 12, 1822. FOR MIRAMICHI DIRECT. ' I'HK NEW FAST SAILING BRIO, SIR WILLIAM WALLACE, 400 Tons Burthen, DANIEL ANDERSON, COMMANDER. This fine Vessel is now laid on the birth, at tl; Waterloo Quay, to receive Passengers on boar for the above port, ( for which she has excellen accommodation). Goods will also be taken should a certain quantity offer. The Vessel will be ready to sail on the 50th inst. A pply to the Master on board j or to DimalcUon Rose, Com- merce Street. Aberdeen-, March IS, 1- 822; WALKER AND JOSS TJ EG leave to intimate, that tfiey have now got to * hahd a large supply of CLOVER and RYE GRASS SEEDS, TARES, & c. nil of fliie quality, and which tiny are enabled to sell on moderate terms. Jlroad Street, Aberdeen, itarcli 20, 1822. UNDER TUB PATRONAGE OF THE LORD PR'JVOST $ MAGISTRATES of this CITY. O R A TOR IO, VOC A L and IN STII U M E NT A L. R. KNOTTreSjiectftillv intimates, tliaton TIIDKS- » /\ Y Evening first, th* 28th ct. rt. u Selectiitn of SACRED ami MORAL PIECESof MUSIC will be performed in the Saloon, Union Street, adjoining the Exchange News Rooms, by a select Vocal Band, act'ompanted by Instrumemal Music, for his Benefit. While Mr. K. Respectfully solicits the public support ( in this occasion, and flatters himself that the performance w ill be found worthy of their patronage, he presumes more particularly to solicit the countenance ofthe Ladies and Gentlemen attending the West Church. The Vocal Band will consist of most of the professional Singers in Aberdeen; arid several Ladies and Gentlemen, Amateurs, and Pupils of Mr. KNOTT. Instrumental Per- formers, Messrs. TENCH, V. JT. soN & C. For the accommodation of the public at large, the very spacious aud eiegant P. ooms will be divided into two parts; the price of admission to the East end of the Room. 2 » . 6d. entry tinder the Exchange News R » oms, Union Street ; and to the West end, ts. 6d, entry from I? til lie MCombie's Close. The Performance will commence at 8 o'clock precisely. Tickets to he bad at ihe Public Libraiies ; Music and Booksellers Shops ; of Mr. Win. Mailland, Shoemaker, Union Street; and of Mr. Knott, Milne's Court, Gallowgate. ONLY TWO DAYS TO DRAW. 7? 767/ WHEEL. S ... of*... £' 20,000 I 3 .... of £. 500 1 ' 2000 4- 300 3 1000 i 25 2u0 Besides others of =£ 100, 4c. &<•• and NOT Two BLANKS TO A PRIZE! THURSDAY, March 2S. is tl. e Last Dav l. nt One. FIRST DRAWN PRIZE, March 28, will have L. 20 000 More ! And the NINTH DRAWN PRIZE above L. 200 will also have L. 20.000 More ! *.* The Two Prizes of L. 20.000 already drawn were divid- ed into Shares, and both disiubutul in various parte of the Country. Tickets and Shares, warranted undrawn, are Selling at all the Licensed Odiees in Lond-. n, and by their Agents in all the principal Cities and Towns of the United Kingdom. ( V^ r- To prevent disappointment, as the- Wheel is so rich, and the time before the next Drawing very short, all Orders should be forwarded immediately, either to the London Offices or to the Agents. FOR SALE. To be sold, by public roup, within the " New Inn, Aberdeen. on Friday the 12th day of April fitst, ( if not previously dis- poe- 1 of by private bargain.) r| MlE FOLLOWING HERITABLE SUB- A JECTS. belonging to the Estate oi the deceased JOHN EMSLIE, Wright in Aberdeen : — I. The HOL'SE in the West side of George Street, pre- sently ocupied by Mr. Cumming, schoolmaster, and others; — it consists of 3 Ffoors and Coomceiled Storey of 4 Apart- ments each. 1 II. The HOL^ SEs immediately adjoining and fronting the said Street, and St.. Andrew's Street, presently occupied hy Mr. Anderson, druggist, and others;— it consists of 1st Floor. 2 Shops and Back Shop; 2d and 5d Floors, 4 Apartments aach ; and Coomceih'd" Floor of 5 Apartments. III. The HOUSE in St, Andrew's Street, sometime oc- cupied by Mrs. Dr. Robertson, r. ons'sting of Dining Room. D'awing Room, excellent Bed Rooms, Kitchen, and Cel- larage. IV. The HOUSE immediately adjoining the last, and sometime occupied by Mrs.' Thomson ; it is as well as the last, mentioned House, suited for the accommodation of a genteel family— containing two Public Rooms, excellent Bed Iiooms, and Cellarage. The HOUSE at Broadford. fronting Huicheon Street, and presently occupied by Mr. Baird. coppersmith ;— it contains ample accommodation for a family ; adjoining there are Wash- ing- house, Cellars, and Poultry- heuse : it is surrounded by a jarge Garde n, part of which fronts George Street, and part IJutcheon Street. The Title deeds will he seen, and farther particulars learn- ed. by application at. Charles Donaldson* Advocate, Aber- deen. GROUND AT KEPPLESTONE AND SPRTXGFIELD, FOR SALE. To he sold hy private bargain, THAT Small FIELD, consisting of about Two Acres, with the neat thriving Plantation on ihe south end of it, lying to the west of Granite place. That FIELD, lying to the north of Granite Place, con- sisting of about Four Acres. And the FIVE PARKS of SPUING FIELD, lying between the House of Springfield'and Uaziehead Dam— mea- suring about 15 Acres. This Property is well known ; the whole well watered, and has the benefit of good roads from all quarters, with an ex- cellent foot- path to it, along the turnpike from Aberdeen. It will be sold on moderate terms; and any person wishing to purchase, may apply to John Robertson, Glenburnie, the proprietor; or James Ediiwrid, Advocate, Aberdeen— either o; whom will make a bargain. If not sold this season, it wiM be Let, and allowance will be giving the tenant for bu+ kling. SEEDS ON SALE. OA TTHDS. of DUTCH FLAX SEED. II 30 Hhds- of AMERICAN DO. expected to hand in a few days, and " ill he sold or very low terms. Both Seeds are warranted of very best quality, of crop 1821, with Certificate. Red and White CI. OVEU and HIS GRASS SEEDS of various qualities, aud a regular supply weekly during the Season. Perennial and Annual RYE. GRASS. ENGLISH SPRING TARES. Appiy to LESLIE CP. IMCKSHANX. Aberdeen, March 12, 1822. ~ THE CHRONICLE. ABERDEENj SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1822. SUMNRNY OF ^ JUITRS. IXFL UEXCE OF THE CROWN. TIIE motion made by Lor. V N'ORMANBY, on Wed- nesday se'enniglit, for the abolition of the office of one of the Joint Postmasters General, gave rise to some ex- traordinary and interesting discussions concerning the Influence of the Crown. It was not. argued, that the duties of Postmaster General eould not be discharged bv one person, and that two thousand five hundred pounds per annum might not be saved to tha country ; for Mr F. ROBINSON is reported to have said, " that he could not agree to take so narrow a view of the subject: it ought to be viewed on principles more broad, more gene- ral, and more enlightened. The expenditure of everv man, as well as the instructions of history tended to prove, that certain influence was neccssarv to be attach- ed to Government, in order to enable it with nnv effi- ciency to discharge its functions. He would oppose the present motion, because he felt that no sufficient ground had been stated, to induce the House to diminish the influence ofthe Crown to the proposed extent." He is said to have added—" that public men in the present times act under fearful responsibility, ten thousand times greater than any that existed in foimer times— not ex- tending perhaps to life or fortune— but for all that, not the less effective, and that responsible? was quite suf- ficient to counteract the Influence of the Crown. A scrutiny severe, perhaps just, awaited the public func- tionary at the corner of every street, everv act of his was • anvassed with jealousy ; hence it was, that there was ow infinitely less of sordid views of meanness and sel . ishuess in the conduct of public men than at anv former period." Mr. STUAKT WoKTi- EY, like Mr. KoiUN- sotf, " coull not confine T. irnsfelf to any narrow view of the subject. Thbre was a point at which resistance must be made, bv thoSe who wished to preserve the Influence of the Crown. Unless the people were prepared to say, that the Governnicnt of this country was not near enough to a Republic, it Was necessary that the Influence of the Crown should be preserved. Looking to the proofs of Inefficiency of the office now under consideration, if he was sure lie shoidd stop here, he should perhaps consent to vote for the present motion; but if he was to be led 011 step. by step, last week having abolished two Lords of the Admiralty, to- day abolishing a Joint Postmaster, and to- morrow the whole Board of Controu!, he would sav, that he should resist at once the destruction of that Influence, without which the Government could not be carried on." ( hear! hear.) The Marquis of LONDONDERRY said, " it was un- doubtedly no part of our constitution, that anv influence should be given to the crown for the purpose of corrupt- ing individuals, orinducing them to swerve from the due discharge of their public duty. He protested against the supposition, that he ( Lord L.) was desirous of maintain- ing any useless offices for the purposes of corruption, or that it was not his most anxious wish to promote trie most rigid scrutiny into the expenditure ofevcrv depart- ment of the Government. But it was incumbent upon the House, in looking at this question, to consider how far the machine of' Government might be effected by anv change in the official establishments of the country. When he looked at the machine of Government, involv- ing as it did the departments of the nrmv and navy, the collection of the revenue, and the various branches of administrative policy, he could not help thinking, that the question could not be fairly canvassed upon a mere view ofeconomical expediency,, but that it must be con- sidered upon more enlarged and constitutional grounds. He had no hesitation m declaring, that if the proposi tion for onlv one Postmaster were adopted, it would be a dangerous innovation, and a most signal revolution in the mode of collecting the revenue in this country. He trusted that the gentlemen of England would supportthosc establishments, which were essential to the due exercise ofthe functions of Administration, and that thev would feel that they lived in times, in which if they truckled to the spirit that prevailed abroad, thev would betray their own situation in the country, and above all, that they would betray the people themselves." We have recapitulated the substance of these speeches, and recommend them to the particular attention of our readers, because they amount to a full and explicit avowal, on the part of Ministers and their supporters, that with- out other means than those furnished by truth, reason, and a fair exposition of the utility of their measures, they could not possibly secure a majority of the people's Re- presentatives ; or, in other words, carry on the business of Government. It may be, sav they, that one of ti e Postmasters General might be dispensed with, if the duties ofthe office only be considered— but we roust take a more enlightened and constitutional view of the subject and consider how the Influence of the Crown is to be affected. Mr. STUA RT W ORTLBY savs, that he would perhaps vote for the motion in consideration of the proofs of the inefficiency of the office— that is. he would feel inclined to save money drawn from the public need- lessly and most improperly ; but he must resist anv di- minution of the Influence ofthe Crown. The principle upon which this Gentleman acts seems to be this— as a Representative of the people, and guardian of their in- terest, be might perhaps be inclined to prevent the use- less expenditure of their money in times of great public distress ; but if, doing an act of Justice to the People, the Influence of the Crown should'be diminished, then he will not do the people justice. What the Influence of the Ciowit contended for rcallv is, may be verv short- ly explained. The constitutional doctrine is, that the House of Commons fairly represents the People, unbi- assed by any motives that might induce Members to swerve from their duty. Upon any other supposition, there are neither checks nor balances in the boasted Bri- tish Constitution; it becomes a vile and most expensive despotism, carried on under the forms o£ n free Govern- ment; impoverishing the people while it betrays their beat interests. According to all our constitutional au- thorities, the Government of Britain is near enough to a Republic, when the people are fairly represented in Parliament, and exert an efficient controul over the mea- sures of Government, and not until then t but whsn the Members ofthe Commons House vote away the public money, merely to support the Influence of the Crown, which, from the Patronage of tiie Army, Navv, Colo- nies, and Collection of the Revenue, lias long been ex- cessive and ought to have Iieen diniinislied— when it is openly avowed, that without this excessive influence of the Crown, the business of Government eoukl not be carried on— the peop'e must at once see the situation to which the country is reduced. Our rnlers appear to maintain in earnest, what SWIFT said ironically, nearlv a century since, viz.—" Your honest fellows are good for nothing but to clog the wheels of Goveranient, anil impede public business ;" and that ir. order to render service to the state, a man must necessarily be venal The motions of Mr. CALCRAF r, Lord NORMANBY, and Mr. CREEVEY, have made the public acquainted with tiie moving principle of what Lord LONDONDERRY calls the Machine of Government ; and how formidable such motions are to Ministers, may be inferred from the following circular, addressed by the Ministerial Manager of the Commons, to Members in the country, supposed to be supporters of the present system. ( PRIVATE.) Downing Street, 8th March, 1822. MY DEAR SIR— On Wednesday next, the 13th instant, a motion is to be made by Lotd No- t" IA s- rv. to abolish the i fiice of one of the Postmasters- General, and on the 11th, the day following, Mr. CREEVEY makes a similar motion against the Board of Controul. In this manner the just and neeescarv influence of the Crown is from flay to day attacked ; and as other Motions of'a similar nature are to be ma le by Lord Ai.- ntnkr, & c. ; it will be quite impossible for any set of men to conduct the Government of this' Country, unless practices of this kind shall be successfully resisted. It seems aa 1f the Opposition, in despair of coming into Office, had detet mined to break down the means of administer- ing tlie A Hairs of Ihe Country ; and as this subject is become most set ions, I have no scruplc in apprising you W what is now passing, with the hope at. d expectation that you w'ill think it necessary to attend, and thus to lend your aid in stemming the torrent of such dangerous innovation. Your's, most sincerelv, C. ARBUTHNOT. ployed in repairing roads through the monntairS ofCorlr and Limerick, to accommodate the army of General ROCK Oil its march. Concerning the real state of affaire in France we are as vet uninformed, for not the least reliance is to be placed upon the public press in its present degraded state. According to the accounts permitted to come abroad, General BERTON is not yet taken, anil it does not ap- pear tiiat any troops have been sent against him ; and for this common report assigns as a reason, that they would very probably join his standard. Paris is again said to be in a state of tranquillity, so that the Mission- aries are allowed to preach without interruption ; but seditious cries and songs are much complained of by the supporters of the present Government, and these are not confined to Paris. In the Chamber of Deputies, the ultra royalists have of late behaved in the most in- temperate manner, making use of language the most abusive against their opponents, calling them traitors, ltars, & c. so that, upon some recent occasions, the Pre- sident has found it necessary to adjourn the meetings — It is not probable that the crisis, which is inevitable, enn be much longer deferred ; but, in the -,' iean time, every effort is made, to preveut the people from knowing the real state of affairs. MARRIAGES.— On the 5th curt. Capt. R. CIIAT. WFR*. nf the Hon. East India Company's Service, Bengal Establish- ment, to Miss 3ESSEV RANKEH. At Aberdeen, on the 2!- t instant, the Rev. . TIME, PATH, of Tnliynessle, to P, L:/\ eldest Daughter of the Uie Alexander Forbes. Esq, of Jamaica, On the 12tf> iust. at Ferrrntosh, ROBERT Mrrviio, E-- q; of Novar. St. Thomas's, Jamaica, to ANN, eldest daughter of Jobn, Eraser. Esq; Teanaltinch. DEATHS.— On To'esday the 5tli Inst. Mrs. MACINTOSH of Raigtnore. At Manse of lluntly, on the 10th curt, the Rev. GEORGK Ross MONRO. The Treasurer of the Sick ' Man's Friend acknowledges, with gratitude, the receipt of the following sums : — From a Ladv, - - - L. 0 10 6 From ihe Gentlemen of the Literary Society, Marischal College, - T I O For the information of Tradesmen, who lrttty be brought to unnecessary exnence. by an Advertisement in last Journal, for erecting New Shambles at Oidmeitiruin, we are requested to say, that that Advertisement turns out to he a most tniseraf^^ attempt at wit. by a character far too low for deserving more particular notice. Movr despicable the Writer of aiuuiytuou- j falsehoods must he, even in his own estimation ! f On Tu- esda- y nigbt, about 2 1 o'clock, a fire broke out in tlx* old Cotton Mill at Woodside Printfieid, belonging tu Messr-. Gordon, Barron. &• Co.; but prompt as- ibtance having been rendered hy- their workmen resident in the neighbourhood, f; was fortunately got under, we are happy to s y, with Iftti/* damage. The Aberdeen Fire Engines were quickly sent ot5^ bit! did not proceed far, the tire having been soon extinguished. Ou the night Iwtween Thursday the 7th and Friday die Htfx inst a Carrier's cart, on the Sireetof B. mfT' was rifled of large boxes, containing laces, and other goods, of very con- siderable value, and also of some other package*. The txixet, after being forced open, were, with most of their ^ on^ entSj thrown hand got. well, he should have the pig killed M" NA V A L IN TE L L IG ENCE. w The Jean. Tnre*. on her passage tn London*, from this pTace, encountered the mo* t tempestuous weather. On the 5th insr. LowestofFe bearing W N W, she was taken with the tremendous gale of that diy, from WSW. which continued with almost unabated violence on that and the two following days, the vessel during that time liid- to with the close- reeled nj. in- top- sa'i find reefed storm try- sail, while the heavy keas rurming frequent- ly broke over her. carrying away her bulwarks, and a fine young man, Win. Kobb. was thrown from the main- top. sail yard, and drowned. A not her gale succeeded < HI the 11 th, if srble, with greater violence th m the former, driving tiie vessel out to the Dogger Bank ; and on the night of the I£ di, while turning to the southward, in the Wooid, a light Collier Rirw rring before the wind, with steering sails set. iff spite of repeat- ed warnings and remonstrance, carntidown upoathe Jean, hook- ed her starboard anchor with his fore rigging, and' running out with it until the chain cable came to bear, { © it his fo/ emasV which fell astern of the Jean, which had about sis feet of plank tore out of her side.; but : be vessels being thus cleared of thi.^ alarming peril; occasioned by the characteristic obstinacy whLcl* distinguishes Coliiers, no farther darorvge was sustained. We are sArry to state, that tke brig J unes ajaci Margaret, of this port. Cupt. Milne, which sailed from hence on the 5ih ior » t, bound for New' York, with a valuable cargo, was put ashore* on the evening of the 10th, on the east side of WidewalL Bay, in a tremendous gaie Ir m the Westward, and has received very considerable danaage. The crew are sav- ed ; and the cargo, bv the last accounts, was expected to ha landed without materml injury, when, it is hoped, the vessel will he got into a place of safety. The Wha? » Fishing ship Alexander, P- ckit. first of the season, rived in Widewall Bay on the lOtfr inst. during the gale, and after bringing up, rode it out with both anchors a- bead, es- caping the most imminent peril, and after the weather moder- ated, got safely into Stromnesson the ll'h, where she remain- ed on the 14th, ready to proceed the first favourable opporlu,. nity. The Highlander, Moir, bound to Phil- idelphia, was for Long Hope on the 12th inst. and reports the weather to have been very boisterous. In Stromness, there were at the above date, 52 vessels wmd- hound, three of them belonging to Aberdeen ; namely, the Nautilus. Watson, which arrived there the Qrh Janutry, from Mem el, for Belfast ; and the Good Intent, Mearns, which arrived on the Ist inst. six weeks frotn Klsineur. where th ® vessel j had been lepahvd after being ashore Drakoe reef, iHttind from Memel to Dublin j and the Lively, Collie, from Wick to Ireland, with herrings. Same vessels in that and the neighbouring harbours had b" en stHI longer detained, by the prevailing violent gales from the Westward. Nymph, Hutchinson, at Naples, ? 2d Feb. from London. . TIDE TABU? ~~~ ' CALCULATED FOR ABERDEEN BAR. ( AEPARENT TIA1E.) Moruins Tide. ) Erenin « • Tbl March2~. Saturday, - 24. Sunday, - 25. Monday; 2( 5. Tuesday, 27 Wednesday, 28. Thursday,"- 29. Friday; Oil .57 M. 1 '— 35 2 — S il — 45 3 — 28 4 — 18 5 — I H. I or. 1 — 50 2 — Et> 3 — < T 3 — 51 4 — 4T; — 5T Iii Ireland, the stateof theeountry appears to bemnclt tlie same as it lias been for several months, past. The insurrectionary disposition is unsubdued— and, by the latest accounts, so; ii£ hundreds of pedantry were em- $ 5" The spring Tide is the Afternoon Tide ofthe 21th, Depth 20 Feet 9 laches. MOON'S AGE. o New Moon, the 23d day, at Th. 0'. Morning. P 0 S T S CRIP T. LONDON, March 1A Yesterday, a Deputation of the Livery waited on the Lord Mayor with a Requisition, most numerously and respectably signed, for a Common Hall, to take into " consideration the present distressed situation of the country, and the best means ' of promoting Parliamentary Reform, as the only certain means of redress. His Lordship received the Gentlemen with great politeness. Inquired the day that would be most agreeable to them, and iunnedietely acceded to their wishes, by appointing Thursday week for the Common Ilall. We unders and the King has signified his intention rot tr> embark on his aquatic excursions this year. Yesterday, in consequence, the extra exertions which have been continued for several weeks, to expedite the alterations m iking in the Apollo yacht, ceast- d, and the work is proceeding with only in the usual- hours. She will not now be ready to be taken out of dock for several months. We learn from authority, in which we place confidence, that the return of the revenue, up to Saturday night, exhibits an increase to near £ 450,000 over ihe corresponding period of last year.— Courier. It is said that l-. er Royal Highness Marie Christine of Naples, sister of ihe Duchess of Kerry, will shortly be maniej to the Dulve of Bourbon, The Princess was born'in 130C. .
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