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The Aberdeen Chronicle

13/04/1822

Printer / Publisher: J. Booth, jun. 
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Date of Article: 13/04/1822
Printer / Publisher: J. Booth, jun. 
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JYU 810.] Printed for J. BOOTH, J on. Chronicle Street SATURDAY,\ APRIL 13, 1822; "" ff rl i'i 11. i Villi i-• ' nwta- iijb f Price 7d. SALE OF HERITABLE SUBJECTS, IN THE TOIVN OF DINGWAI. L. There will lie sold !> y public roup, witiiin Mackenzie's Inn. Dingwall, on Friday Ihe 10th day of May next, at two o'clock, v M. npHE fallowing SUBJECTS, ami others, being JL part- if the Trust Estate of Mr. PATRICK HAY, Merchant in Uinjwall. vi7. 1st That Spare of Ground situated about the centre of the Main Street of Dingwall, with the DWELLING HOUSE and SHOP built thereon, as lately occupied by Jehu Fruser, Saddler. Tiie House is in good repiir, and the S'lop is in one of the most public and beat situations in town for any per- son in business. 2d. That portion of Ground, with the DWELLING IIOUSS thereon, situated on the north side of Church Street, at the entrance to ihe town from the north, as present- ly occupied by Captain Angus M ieleOd. 3il, That Plot of Ground, situated on the west side of Church Street, immediately opposite t « No. 2. together with the DWELLING HOUSE and' GARDEN GROUND attached thereto as presently possessed by Mrs. Mackenzie. These Subjects will be set up in whole or in lots, as pur- chasers may incline, and at such upset prices as will ensure a sale. The articles of roup and conditions of sale are in the ti. inds of John Cameron, Writer in Dingwail, who will give alt information . v- 1<> further particular*. Dingwall. April 10, 1822, TABLE BUTTER ( FROM GERMANY.) OF very superior Quality, and most delicious Fla- vour, selling at FYFE AND COMPANY'S TEA SHOP, UNION STREET, " Where families will be supplied on the most reasonable terms. FYFE & Co. have just got to hand, direct from the East India House, a parcel of very fine TEAS, which they can particularly recommend to the public, and will be sold at the lowest monev prices,, STRONG CONGOUS, Ss. 8d. to 6s. 4J. Fine ditto, full flavoured, 6s. 6d. to 7s. SOUCHONG. CAPER, and PEKOE TEAS. Ail sorts if GREEN TEAS, from 7s. 6d. to 12s. Fine GUNPOWDER TEA, 13s. per lb. BITTER ORANGES, for Marmalade, the last parcel for the Season, per the Smack Mansfield, daily expected. I . oaf and Lump SUGAR, lOd. to Is. per lb. liaw SUGARS of all sorts, very cheap. ALSO, To LET, that SHOP in Union Street, presently oc- cupied by Mr. tvlacsWeill, as the Agency Office, with t- xtcn- ] « e Cellarage. Apply as above.—( One concern.) Aberdeen, Aprils. 1822. ABERDEEN SAVING BANK. " VTOTICE is hereby given in the Depositors of Money in ihe Aberdeen Saving Rank, that, . front and after the first day of May next, interest at the rate of Fiur per Cent, per annum only, will be allowed on alt sj4. m. i then in Deposit, or • tohich may be afterwards lodged. Those wishing to withdraw their mojiey, will be paid Principal and Interest in the usual manner, on giving one week's previous notice. By order of the Directors. ( Signed) IVILLM. SMITH, Treas. Aberdeen, April 5, 1822. WILLIAM CUSFINY BEGS leave most respectfully to intimate, that he has commenced selling off His present Stock of H A BER DASHERY GOODS, at reduced prices, for Ready Money. Union Street, April 1.3, 1822. BALL. MR. DOWNlE respectfully intimates to his friends and the public, that his BALL will take place on Monday the 22d inst. jin the New Inn Assembly" Rooms, Castle Street. Dancing to begin at 5 o'clock. Tickets to be had at both the Musical Repositories } at Mr. Wyilie's Shop, Union Street; and of Mr. D. at his Lodgings, The School to be r*. opened on tbe 29th curt. Mr. D. would recommend the Summer as a very proper seaspti for those who intend to enter for the first tiitvi.~ Vucatioii de- ducted Crown Court, April 9, 1S2#. THE GRASS PARKS AT ARDO WILL be Let, by public roup, on Tuesday fere- noon the 16th current. AND • • For SUMMER GRAZING,' YOtftfG ,< SAT7TTJ will tje - received at, moderate terms, oa and after flfronday the S£ 7lh May next, —( Not to be repeated.) SALE OF FURNITURE, BEDDING, & c. JT LESSEN DRUM. To be sold by roup, at Lessendrum, near Huntly, on Thurs- day, 2d of May first, AVarietv of excellent HOUSEHOLD FURNI- TURE, and other Articles, as good as new. having been used only a few months— consisting, in particular, of a handsome set of Drawing Room Furnitbre; Couches. Win- dow Curtains, Chairs, and Tables ; a neat fashionable Side- board. with Brass Rods; Dining Tables, and Dining Room Chairs. Carpets, and Hearth- rugs; Four- posted and Tent Bedsteads; Feather Beds ; Bolsters and Pillows ; Hair Mat- tresses; Blankets; Bed Room Chairs; Tables; and Chests' of Drawers ; a handsome Mahogany Secretary Press and Writ- ing Table; Fire Irons; Dining Room and Drawing Room Grates; Mirror Glasses of various kinds ; a complete set of K-' tchen Ivurniture and Utensils; Dairy, Laundry, and Wash- ing house Utensils ;— and a capital strong- built GIG, with Harness. Also, STABLE UTENSILS, and a great variety of other articles. %* Those wishing'to purchase are respectfully acquainted, thai ihe sale must be commenced exactly at ten o'clock morning. WM. ROSS. Aberdeen, Auctioneer. ~ ESCAPE! TFROM1 » RISON ; REWARD OF 30 GUINEAS. rHEREAS, in the course ofthe Night betwixt Saturday the 30di and Sunday the 31st March ultimo, the following Persons, wdio were indicted to stand Trial be- fore the ensitinn Circuit Court of Justiciary, effected their Es- cape from the Jail of Aberdeen, viz — ROBERT DFAVAR. charged with Theft, by breaking open lockfast places; and PETER LOUDEN, and JAMES WATT, accused of House breaking and Theft, and of being liabit and repute Thieves : These are tbeieforo offering a REWARD OF 30 GUINEAS. Viz. TEN GUINEAS for the apprehension of each ofthe said Robert Deiear, Peter Louden, and James Walt, within Two Months from this date, to be paid by ALEXANDER CAOEK- 1IKAD, Procurator Fiscal of the City of Aberdeen, oil their be- iiv> respectively lodged in any of His Majesty's Jails, within the period before mentioned. Council Chamber, Aberdeen, 1 st April, 1822. Description of the abow Persons:— ROBERT DEWAR, about five feet 4orG inches high; 53 years of age or ( hereby ; fresh complexion ; pitted with the Small Pox ; black hair aud long whiskers : dark » yes ; sharp thin ; squints a little sometimes in one eye ; wore a grey mixed broiid- tailed short coat; blue cloth vest; grey pantaloons ; and .1 good round hat; speaks the South country dialect, and calls Kimselfa Gentleman's Servant; is understood to be known ir. ihe South country by the name of George Mormun. PETER LOUDEN, about 20 years of age ; pale com- rlexion : light hair; sickly appearance, and has a practice of coughing ; can speak either the Aberdeen or South country . iialTct, as best suits his purpose ; his nose is Very long, and I- is a flaitisli appearance in Ihe middle; face pimpled or blotted ; about 5 feet 6 inches high ; wore a long blue coat; grey pantaloons ; light coloured vest and round ha^. " JAMES WAIT, a Boy, about 16 years of age; red hair; pile Complexion; somewhat trickled ; grey eyes; of n slen- der make and rather tall fur his age; speaks the Aberdeen dialect; wore a l. lack vest ; fustian or moleskin trowsers ; had no coat, hat, or stockings. GRASS PARKS AT SKENE, Ac. THE GRASS PARKS at SKENE, FOR NET, and TIRKYVALE, will be Let, by public roup, for the ensuing season, on Monday the 29th of April current. These fields are all well watered and fenced, and the greater part of thein finely sheltered. The toup will begin at tbe Fornet, precisely at twelve o'clock. SALES BY JAMES ROSS. GROUND TO LET. < rnHAT Piece of GROUND called the PENNY JL RIG, extending on both sides of king Street, at pre- snit possessed by Mr. JamA Christie, Saddler: and the CRABSTONE RIG, lying on the west side of Huntly Street, will be let, by private bargain. Offers will be received by George Anderson, jun. Master of the Trades Hospital, until Monday the 22d curt. S\ LE OF CATTLE, HORSES, HUSBANDRY UTENSILS, & C. On Tuesday the 23.1 of April current, there will be sold, by public roup, at Haddo, in the parish of Slains, rgMIE Whole Stocking of said Farm, consisting of— .1 Six excellent Horses, nearly nil young, and accustomed ffi Husbandry work of every description— upwards of twenty head of black* Cattle, viz. one or two Cows with CaWes— eight three year old Stots, hi high condition, and fit for the Butcliu — five two ve. tr old Ditto— a QueJ— aftd five year- olds- atsc n c. irt— a Plwugh— and a variety of Horse harness, wiih n*: nber of oilier articles for fanning pnrpos. s. Some Hundred Siones of Hay will also be disposed of, i offerers appear. The roup will begin at 10 o'clock forenoon. Credit will b. fit'. n, tinea sufficient security, tiil tbe first of December. c LO VA. EXTENSIVE SALE OF FARM STOCKING, FARMING UTENSILS, AND HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. On Wednesday tbe 8th day of May next, there will he ex- posed to sale, by public roup, at CLOVA, Parish of Kil- d rummy, RJMDE whole FARM STOCKING, FARMING j. UTENSILS, and HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, wdiich belonged to the late Sir HARRY NIVEX r. CHSni'N' of Auchindoir, Bart.— consistingof 115 Cattle, one, two, three, and four years old ; 17 excellent Milch Cows; 3 Queys ; 3 Bulls ; and 8 Work Cattle— all of superior quality, and the most approved breeds. The year- olds are particularly strong ; the two- year- olds are handsome, 15 of which are spayed Heifers, mostly of the Argyleshire breed, admired for fine quality. The three and four year olds are all fit for the Butcher or Grazier— 20of these are spayed Heifers, prime, fat. , A very fine Galloway Bull ; 8 strong Work Cattle, well draughted, and in good order ; also, 8 powerful Work Horses ; 4 well- matched ( Carriage Horses; 2 Saddle Horses; and 4 Young Horses, one, two. and three years old ; a Carriage and GfjS The Farming Utensils, such as CARTS, PLOUGHS, HARROWS, and HARNESS, of every description, are in great variety, mostly new, and ofthe most approved construc- tion. There will be sold, at same time, a quantity of OATS, HAY, and a', out a score of SHEEP. Immediately after the Sale of the Stocking, the HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE will be exposed to roup— consisting of a Malwgany Sideboard ; a set of Dining Tables ;. Breakfast, Tea, and Card ditto ; Mahogany, Rush- seated, and other Chairs ; three excellent Couches ; four- posted and Tent Bed- steads, wiih Curtains ; Feather Beds and Blankets ; great variety of Servants* Beding ; Carpets; elegant Window Curtains; Chests of Drawers ; Night Tables ; Mirror and Dressing Glasses; Basin Stands ; Toilet Tables j a large Loo Table ; Fenders and Fire Irons ; Glass and Stoneware ; Dairy and Kitchen Utensils ; and a variety of other articles. Sale to commence each day precisely at ten o'clock forenoon. The first day's sale will'Comprise the Farm Stocking and Farming Utensils ; a nd the second, the Household Furniture. * m* Credit will be given. JAMES ROSS, AUCTIONEEB. SALE OF EXCELLENT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. On Monday the 15th curt, there will be sold by public Auc- tion, in that House, head of Castle Street, presently occu- pied by Mrs. ALEXANDER DUGUID, rj- iHE WHOLE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE A therein, belonging to her. consisting of a Mahogany Side- board. a set of Dining Tables ; Breakfast, Tea, and other Tables; Mahogany Dining and Drawing Room Chairs; a pair of Parlour Sofas, stuffed in hair cloth ; a pair Drawing Room Couches ; an excellent Library Bookcase,' with Ward- robe ; Commode and Square Drawers; an elegant Chimney Mirror ; four- posted and Tent Bedsteads and Curtains ; Window Curtains ; feather Beds and Mattresses ; Carpets ; Hearth Rugs ; Dressing Glasses ; Toilet Tables; Basin Stands ; China. Glass, an 1 Stoneware ; elegant Register and other Grates; Fenders and Fire Irons ; an excellent Kitchen Range J a Mangle ; an Eight- day Clock and Case ; Empty Bottles; Kitclitn Furniture ; and a number pf other articles. Sale to begin at 11 o'clock forenoon. JAs. ROSS, Auctioneer. EXTENSIVE SALE OF ELEGANT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. On Wednesday, the I7th April curt, there will be sold by public Auction, in that house in Marischal Street, present- ly occupied by Mrs. GEORGE TOWER, rj'THE whole HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE be JL longing to her— consisting of a set of Mahogany Din- ning Table. ; Breakfast, Tea, and Card, ditto ; Dining. Drawitig- room, and Bed- room Chairs ; a capital Drawing room, Sofa ; a Piano ForteCommode and Square Drawers, with Bookcases; Mahogany Four- posted and Tent Bedsteads, with Moreen and other Curtains ; Feather Beds. Blankets, Mattresses; Brussels and oilier Carpets ; Hearth Rnirs; ele gant Dining and Drawing- room Window Curtains ; Dressing Tables; Basin Stands; Mirror and Dressing Glasses ; China, Glass, and Stoneware ; an Eight- day Clock, with Mahogany Case; an excellent Mangle; an Easy Chair; Empty Bottles ; Fenders and Fire Irons; Kitchen Furniture; and a number uf other articles. Sale to begin at 11 o'clock forenoon. JAMES ROSS, Auctioneer. ADVERTISEMENT. THE COMMERCIAL BANKING COMPA- NY of SCOTLAND hereby intimate, that, from and after the 15th of May next, the Interest for Money lodged with them, on Deposit, Receipts, and Current Accounts, will be at tile rate of Three and a Half per Cent. WILLIAM SIMPSON & CO. CHAIN CABLE, $ ANCHOR MANUFACTURERS, FOO'fDEE, " VITITH grateful thanks to tlieir numerous Friends V T and Customers, for the liberal encouragement they have met with, since commencing Business in this line; re- spectfully beg leAve to solicit a continuance of their favours, and to assure them, that nothing shall bd wanting on iheir part to merit that support, which by strict attention to the quality and manufacture of their CHAINS and ANCHORS, they confidently hope to be found worthy of, W. S. & CO.' T, Chains are alt proved in presence of any person ordering them, or other competent judge he may be pleased to appoint for this purpose, by a jiowerful TESTIKG MACHINE, surveyed and approved of lrT Lloyd's Committee ; certificate to which effect will be grunted with all Chains sent from their Manufactory, which, ' « om their confidence in quality and manufacture, they uphold for two years from date of delivery. ' N. B.— Prices of late, considerably reduced. Aberdeen, April 5, 1822. GARIOCII FARMER CLUB. r|^ HE next Meeting of the Club holds at COOPER'S Inn, Pitmacliie, on Saturday the 27th curt, at half past 11 o'clock. DINNER at 3. Major TAYLOR of Iiothiemay, PRESES. ALEXANDER FORBES, Esq. Yor. of Blackford, V. P. Captain MACPIIERSON, Gibstone, 7 , Mr. GORDON, IU. ynie, $ Stewards. J. SHAND, SEC. and Ta. Oyne, April 9, 1822. , PUBLIC SALE OF P. ARLEY & MEAL AT FRASERBURGH. To be sold by public roup, on Thursday the 18th curt, for Behoof of Underwriters, HPHE CARGO ofthe SLOOP ANN, AI. I, AV, of X Montrose— consisting of BARLEY and OATMEAL, a considerable part of which is damaged by the salt water. Sale to begin at 10 o'clock forenoon. Fraserburgh, Aprils, 1822. ABERDEEN Sf LEITH PASSAGE. THE VELOCITY STEAM YACHT, ANDREW CRANE, COMMANDER, WILL commence plying between Aberdeen and Leith on Monday the XStli inst.— calling at the inter- mediate Ports, as usual. Tbe Public are respectfully informed, that this fine Vessel has undergone considerable improvements since last season, and no expence has been spared to render her an elegant, safe, and comfortable conveyance for Passengers. From the superiority ofthe Vessel, and the well known at- tention and experience of Captain CRASE. who ha. been many years in the Aberdeen and Leilh trade, it is hoped the VELOCITY will be found worthy of a continuance of the liberal patronage she experienced last season For farther information, apply at the Aberdeen, Leith, and Clyde Shipping. Qo.' s Office, Quay, Aberdeen ; or at their Office, Dock Gates, Leith. Aberdeen, April 5, 1822, AGENCY OFFICE. S A I 111 O F JEWELLERY, SILVER PLATED, QUEEN'S METAL, JAPANNED, AND CUTLERY GOODS. HMACSWEIN takes tile opportunity to acquaint • the Public, that he is about to REMOVE the AGENCY OFFICE, t< 5 Mr. MASSIE'S large and com- modious II ALL, opposite thi ROYAL HOTEL, which he in- tends, more particularly, for the reception of Furniture, and articles connected therewith in consequence of which, The whole STOCKof GOODS, at present on Consign, went, will be sold off, without the least reserve, • Commencing on, MONDAY the 22d inst. The Stock consists cf SILVER PLATED GOODS, such as Spirit and. Cruet Frames— Candlestick1— Snuffers— and Trays. < f- a A variety of JAPANNED and QUEEN'S METAL GOODS. A general Assortment of CUTLERY. A general Assortment of JEWELLERY, consisting of Gstld Seitftr— Watch Keys— Ear- Rings— Wedding and other Rings— Pins and Broaches— Coral and other Necklaces— Or- name. nls, — GOLD and SILVER WATCHES. A very fine assortment of Ladies' and Gentlemen's WRIT- ING DESKS, in - Mahogany,' Rose wood, King- wood, and Satin- wood, inlaid with Brass— a variety of DRESSING CASES, TEA CADIES, and a collectionof^ Virion* other articles. Catalogues may be had at the 035ce, the day of Sale. SILVER PLATE, The Sale of SILVER PLATE, & C. formerly advertised, is for the present postponed, on occasion of some necessary arrange- THE BRILLIANT STEAM YACHT. THE sailing days ofthe BRILLIANT STEAM YACII r will be in future, and until farther notice is given, From ABERDEEN to NFJVHAVEN, on ' Tuesdays and Fridays. From NElVlIAVENlo ABERDEEN, on Mondays and Tkurtdays. Honrs of sailing, and other particulars, may be learned, by applying at the Leith and Aberdeen Steam Yacht Company's Office, 2, Commercial Buildings, Leith ; or at the Subscriber's Office, Marischal Street, Aberdeen. DAVID COPLAND. AprilS, 1822. FOR COLDS, COUGHS, ASTHMAS, & 6. rjMIE PECTORAL ELIXIR. Experience dur JL iiig a very long period, has incontestaWy proved the su- perior efficacy of this Medicine, in all case's of Colds, Coughs, and Asthmatic A Sections. By promoting gentle expectora- tion. it very shortly relieves the patient of a slight, or recent Cold ; and a few doses are generally sufficient to remove those which neglect has rendered more confirmed and obstinate, and which are accompanied with Cough, Spitting of Blood, and other seriods symptoms. Its peculiar balsamic powers tend to allay the irritation of the lungs, in'cases of Cough ; and in Asthmatic affections it assists to give freedom to the Breath.— Thus it is an extensive valuable Remedy in the most preva- lent class of complaints ill this Country, during tile winter . eason. Sold in Bottles, at Is. l^ d. and 2s. 9d.. by Butlers, Che- • ists. No. 4, Cbeapside, London; and 20, Waterloo- Place. Kdinburgii ; Dyce, limes, and Black-& Co, Aberdeen ; Will A Co. Peterhead ; Hainsay, Stonehaven ;. Wliyte and Bruce, llanfl'; Taylor Elgin ; Mitchell, Forres ; Urquhart Keith ; Forbes. Oidineidrum; Craigie. Montrose; and by the prin cipal Druggists, and Medicine- Venders, in every Town througu „ t the United Kingdom.' . AT. B. — Purchasers are requested to ask fir the Pectora1 ' iiir, and to observe the name and address of" Duller 4 ilieavside," are engraved on the stamp attached to each bottle, i, o iHstinguUh if/ rent UttXinossu; uler similar titles. FIRST SPRING SHIP FOR QUEBEC. That Fine New Copi> er- fastened Brig QUEBEC PACKET, 250 Ton. Burthen, Capt. ANDERSON, ( formerly of tbe Patriot) Blaster. She has superior accommodation for Passengers, with four staterooms, and built entirely for the Quebec trade, and will positively sail by the 15th April. For rate of Freight, and Passage Fare, ( which wdll be mo- derate) apply to ROB- r. CATTO. Aberdeen, April 8, 1822. For Sr. JOHN'S, NEW BRUNSWIEK;. L> IfFKCT, Tm BRIO JOHN, Of this Port, 200 Tons Burthen, GEO. ALLAN, COMMANDER. This fine fast sailing Vessel is presently lying at the Waterloo Quay, to receive Goods aud Pas- sengers for the above Port; and will be ready to proceed in a few days, . Those intending to embrace this opportunity, will be treat- ed with Oil moderate terms, by the Master oil board, or Donald- son Rose, Commerce Street. FOR PHILADELPHIA, The Briganline D 0 UGLAS, 200 Tons Burden. WILLIAM K1DD, MASTER. Is to be dispatched from Newcastle, for the above Port, the 20th of Apri curt ; and will call at Aberdeen f. v Goods and Passengers. The Douu LAS has very superior accommodation for Passengers. For Freight and P- rssage, apply to William Greener, Broken Newcastle, or to John Dickie, ut James Fhiiip & Co.' s, No 9, Broad Street, Aberdeen. xibtrdeen, Marati. 22< 1382. To the EDITOK oj the ABERDEEN CHRONICLE. SIR, A SPECTATOR in your last, in answer to a PLEBEIAN, appears not to have fully understood the questions submitted. As to the first, taking it for granted, as your Correspondent does, that Committees, employed in the purchase of property are entitled to remuneration, ( and this, to say the least, is pro- blematical)' still the question returns, is the mode of remunera tion alluded to legal ? Though it were made out that those employed are entitled to remuneration, and also that Societies, by anticipating regujar accounts in this manoeuvre, rather save money than otherwise, yet, it is strongly suspected, that such procedure, in those Societies which have taken the benefit of the Act, would not endure for a moment, the ordeal of a legal investigation. With respect to the second question, the case of the Society in Brechin is not strictly in point. It is a notorious fact that the expence which some Societies have incurred, bv rearing and ornamenting Halls for their Meetings, has often impo- verished, and sometimes ruined their funds. The question, therefore, is not whether a majority can do this or that, but whether this foolish, and in many instances altogether unneces- sary waste, of money, , collected for the support of the aged and infirm, aipnits Of justification, even supposing a Society to be unanimous. Indeed, it is to be lamented, that Sucieties are but too often unanimous with respect to such projects, and it is to be feared, one cause of this is a mistaken notion, that if the members of a Society can but agree among themselves, they may do almost what they please with tbe funds, not con- sidering that individuals and Societies are alike amenable for a breach of the statute. Their being Unanimous, it is acknow- ledged, enables ihein to elude the law, because while they are so. no one can be said to know properly what they are doing, but that their unanimity legalizes their conduct is very doubtful. Your Correspondent appears to consider learning unneces- sary for the solution of such questions : •• would not common sense" say- i he, " withoo* tbe sid of ' earnfag, solve ^ seek- ing difficult question." But if common sense be sufficient to direct in these things, we must consider the members of many respectable Societies, destitute of a very necessary qualifica- tion. The Querist feels diffident to proceed so very far. He begs to be understood as speaking of Societies, the members of which are respectable, though not rich 5 and by no means of those composed of bacchanalians, who would perhaps sacri- fice ten times as much for the accommodation that a tavern is calculated to give, as they would for that of any other place under heaven. An early insertion of this will very much oblige, Yours, & c. A FLEBEIAN. • George Street. Apri: 9, 1822. P. S.— It is hoped, it will neither be considered invidious nor improper to observe, that if common sense might have in- formed a Plebeian, not only what the iaw is, bu t also how he might expect to have it explained in a Coiirt of Justice, com- mon sense might also have informed a Spectator, that " pro- nouns ought to agree with the nouns for which they stand;" but- upon examination of the following sentence, it will be found to have done nothing of the kind 1 certainly the ma- jority of a Society, paying twice as much for ri meeting place or anything jlse than they can be procured for, would indeed be so much wasteful expenditure, and of course a direct breach of the rule referred to." To the EDITOR of tlie ABGHDEEN CHRONICLE. SIR, NOW that Fires are in a manner become monthly and even weekly visitors, it might naturally be expected, that ihe means anil facility of checking their progress when they do occur, should be greater 1 that this is not the case, every succeeding accident of the kind furnishes sufficient proof. Not only are the Machines, Pipes, Buckets, & c. glaringly defective, ( I allude to those belonging to the public) but there is a delay in getting them brought into action, wliich renders thein much less effectual than they otherwise would be, if brought forward with becoming promptitude. From the complete state of the Night Police, one would have thought accidents of this kind uiight have beer, foreseen, and a suitable arrangement made for rendering all the assist- ance in their power, almost immediately upon the alarm being given. But as the Commissioners may liave thought, that little or no improvement could be made ori this branch of the Police, without" going to ^ considerable expence, I beg leave through the medium of your useful Paper, to suggest the following method as the least expensive, and what I conceive likely to render the most efl'ectual assistance, with tbe present Machines or Engines. I am aware, that Watchmen are not allowed upon any ac- count, to leave the round of quarter to which they belong ; it will, however, appear from this mode, that they can be more particularly useful 011 their round, than they could by their individual exertions at the fire. The plan I would recommend is— on the alarm of fire being given from the one Watchman to the oilier iu the usual man- ner- i— 1st, Let the Watchmen in whose rounds the Superintend- ants of the- Engines reside, give these Superintendauts the alarm with all possible dispa& ch. 2d, Let the Watchmen in whose rounds the Porters reside give them' the alarm wiui like dispatch. 3d, Let the B. eilinsu or Town's Drummers be desired to spread the alarm, by the Watdimen in their respective rounds. 4th, Let the Watchmen give the alarm to the Town's Serjeants in their respective rounds, and request them to re- pair to the piece where the fire is, to protect any moveable property that maybe saved, and which might be exposed to a no less unfeeling enemy, and one they arc better able to guard against than any other class of the citizens. 5th, Let the Watchmen generally, throughout the town, cry fire, in the usual manner, but more distinctly than they have of late been in tbe habit uf doing, and be ready to inform people where it is, when inquired at. The two first of these rules are applicable to those who have the charge of the two Engines belonging to the Fire Offices in town, whose ready assistance and real usefuluess, have been duly appieciated by many of the inhabitants, who have wit- nessed ttieir effects. As I 8111 pose, there are necessarily ons or two spare or su hperdumerary . Watchmen in the Waicii House, the Soperin- tendant ( of the Watch) upon the fife being reported, mig 1 send one ot the most intelligent of them to the spot, with ordt , to return immediately, ami report whether it was likely to b- serious. In that case, inslesd of the Tolbooth Bellman pro- ceeding immediately to tlie Bells, he might repair to tin vVatch Hume, and isuufin tell vns Vi ate. uoau bad retmaeu with his report, when the Supcrjritcndctnt would be able to " 3y whether it would lie necessary to make tlie alarm greater, by uiging the Bellb; The Bells of St. Nicholas could begin, when those of the Tolbooth set the example. From what occurred at tfie fire last week, the necessity of some such arrangement as the 4ih, isobvious, , - With regard to the present Engines, I haveonlyto recom- mend, that they be put in. as good condition as they are cap. able of; let a dosen or two of serviceable buckets, and a few- coils of the best ropes they have, be attached to the frame work of each, that when a tire occurs. It will be merely nytctP sary to open the Engines, and draw, iliem . out fit for act1-.' i, I am. Sir, your obedient Servant, S. Union Street, April 5. ,1822.. . . v- '. AGRICULTURAL- REPORTS FOR MARCH. • ENGLAND. The winter just dosed has been one of the mildest within memory or record, throughout Europe : as a ne- cessary consequence, deformed bv storms, tempestj, 1 : 1 floods. Our clav lands . sodden ivitii constant moisture. • without the benefit of frost, have worked heavily ;' hu:, v, in improved districts, the dibble lit'S been © uch in use tin * season. Great breadths of wheat were sown 1. ~, t nvmth, both in the South arid in, Scotland, on lands which could not be timely prepared in autumn, and en turnip lands, where th. e plants were seeded and ustdcsi Wheat, indeed, with some exceptions in the poor Western dis- tricts, is a masf extensive crop, more especially in tltti Worth. Taken generally, it perhaps never looked bet- ter at this season, wind that which is thinnest of plant, may not be the least productive in harvest. The vclloW edges of the wheat, leaf remarked 011 cold and wet lands,' some time since, was. to be expected from the state of the soil, and, the perpetual vicissitudes of the weather The risk from winter ftosts is novt at an end ; that very critical one from cold easterly winds in the spring, which, in regular atmospheric order, succeed a mild. winter, am yet in abeyance There have l\ cen, however, fortunate exceptions: under one. of these, frosn a gteat trtfji of wiieat, will follow great effects. the appearance , of tl it? country, with respect to the land and the crops, is uni- versally favourable. Great evaporation has taken place, and the s6il every where getting into the finest state Flie grass has a beautiful verdure, and all the spring crops are getting in with expedition, and without tiny hindrance from the weather. The fall of lambs hits been generally sudetgsful, and the country is so abundantly, and equally replenished with both liv? and dead, ? tock, that great and increasing as oiir population is, a riddance of the surplus, at any rate, cannot always be found iit the'markets. The season altogether has ! « cn one of the mildest upon record, the prevailing winds have been chief- 1 ly West and South- west, nevertheless there has bcc. pt little or 110 rain, but for weeks together clear sunny daysr The thermometer, through the winter, has ranged he I twice iO. and 50.; and not more thdii efnee or twiej has any ice been seen, . while there has been ho snow in Middlesex. Under these circumstances vegitat'. on was never more forward and promising, and most article, have appeared in Covenl- garden Market a month earliei* than usual. KINCARDINESHIRE. This month has produced almost every variety of ther. From the 3d to the 9th, rain, sleet, and snow, succeeded each other. The latter part of the month has been remarkable for high westerly winds ; and in BO Un*. r- - mer season do we remember seeing more of that precis ous commodity,. March dust, flyir. g. Sowing of dats bi'<- came general about the 19th j and never was the srvd committed to the ground in more auspicious circumsta> ics. Grain and cattle markets continue ruinously low, and prices a shade cheaper since oUr last. Seed oats hava sold from 16s. to 18?. perennial rye gr. lss seed frohi 10s. to 12s. pet* boll. • Good work horses have sold freely towards tltecnd ofthe month, and have brought'a littls more money. It is now pretty well ascertained than cattle and sheep will pay very little for feeding; and wtf are much- mistaken if some of our principal feeders « fA not lose thfeir'atfaimCrj; grass and winters turnips. At present farm produce is . selling far heloW remiin. efatitig prices, consequently • agricultural capital is rapidly dimi- nishing ; and shotlld the present tiines contMie jnuch longer, it will in a great measure be out of the hands of the farmer. There Can., be no doubt, but the present- demand for farms is, in some measure, owing to peoplv wishing to have farms who have a little capital, and SM encouragcd by the length of their money win go in pro- curing an easy entry ; but those people may perhaps Iftid that although their casli, will go far in stocking a farm, thev will likewise find that it requires a great ileal of farirt stock at the present pi ices to pay an ordinary rent, ami other necessary expenses. We never iraigi/ ied the le- gislature would afford any efficient relief to life farmer ; nor do we think the government can be justly censuretl as the cause of all the present distress of t'ie agriculturists,' In our opinion, government iS doing as much' to eaSe the ' country of its present distress, as the landlords are doing to ease their tenants who took leases before the peace. Every one knows that the labourer, the smith, the- wright, & c. are entitled to u fair remuneration for their labour; and if the farmer can hardly pay his landlord's rent, this class at society must, in tiie end, suffer with , the farmer. The fact is, the landholder, the farmer, tbe labourer, & c. are till linked together in the agricul- tural chain, and if any of these links be cut short, the measure will be imperfect. We hope, hovtever, that many cf the proprietors of this county will follow the ex-* ample of the gentleman we mentioned in l; i? t report, and. adopt the old saying— Live and let live," EXPERT WORKMANSHIP.- James Leighton, a nail- smith in the employ of Mr. Thomas Gillis, ironmonget' in Stirling, undertook, for a trifling bet, to make 17,030, double flooring, 1200 to a thousand of 20 lbs. weighty for two successive weeks, a task which must, to all win* have ftiiy knowledge of the trade, seem Scarcely credible. The workman finished his first week's task by three o'clocR on Saturday afternoon, resumed his labour on Monday morning, and concluded his second week's task with eveii more ease then he did the first. Those who do not un- derstand the nature of the work, may form some idea cf the undertaking, when they are informed, that the abov^ quantity is allowed to be as much as three ordinary mSit can perform without difficulty, and that, allowing 25 strokes of the hammer, ( which is 21bsi weight), to O'aclt nail, including the cutting of the rods Into a ' Size con veni- ent to be handled, and returning them when too short, there were no less than 1,030,656 strokes required be- fore the ttisk could be completed. In addition to this, the workman had to give from one to three blasts with his bellows for eVerv nail hi ntade—- had to supply his tire with fuel— and had to move from the fire place to where the uaik were made, and vice versa, Upwards of titnc » . The Workman entered into' his fifty- first vtar ou the 19th February last, the day on Which be commen- ced his task— has been upwards of 4- t? vean a nailer, and in lf? 00, when 111 Ireland in his Majesty's service, ;> eat one who was reckoned the . best workman in that country, by 77f riailf, during twelve ( mi* — Stirling Jfur/ iai. REPORT From the SELECT COMMITTEE appointed to in- quire into the Allegations of the several Petitions pre- sented to the House in the last and present Sessions of Parliament, eomjil lining of the distressed state of the AGRICULTURE ofthe UNITED KING- DOM. [ Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 1st April, i. 822.] Considered ( hat among nil.. the important objects referred to them, none could be more deserving of their earliest attention than an inquiry into any measures that could be suggested for aflording( s. otfU » - temporary relief to the distresses, of which the numerous Petitioners with so much reason complain.. and which appear, from the returns ofthe average prices of corn during tiie late" weeks*, to be progressively increasing rather than diminishing. Your Committee do not venture to determine, whether the present state of the corn market be owing to an excess of pro- duction, or to what extent that excess may reach, beyond the usual and requisite supply ; or whether the necessities of the occupiers of land cause an unprecedented eagerness to dispose of their produce at almost any price ; but it appears from an official return, that the quantity of British wheat and oats ( but not of barley) sold in Mark- lane, between the ] st Novem- ber and Ist March last, has Very considerably exceeded the quantity sold in the corresponding months of the twenty pre- ceding years. Such an excess of supply beyond demand can have no other effect than to continue the depression of price, and increase, the accumulation of the stock upon hand; while it is evident, from the present very low rate of price on the Continent of Europe, as compared with prices in this country, that there is no chance of resorting to the natural expedient of relieving the market by exporting ar. v portion of our own corn, even with the aid of any bounty which would not be excessive. Two other modes have therefore been under the considera- tion ofyour Committee ; by the first of which it was proposed that one million of Exchequer Bills should be applied to pur- chasing, through the agency of Government, and iaying up it) store a certain portion of wheat grown in the United Kingu dom ; and by the second, that facility and encouragement should be offered'to individuals to deposit a part of their stock in warehouses, so that they might not be forced to come into the market simultaneously, and under the disadvantage of ex- cessive competition, but might be enabled to wait until the supply, having approached nearer to the wants of the consu- mers. might afford, if not a remunerating, at least a price somewhat less ruinous for their produce. With regard to the first of these proposals, the general ob- jections against making the public through the Executive Go- vernment, a dealer and speculator in com, the suspicious to which it might gave rise, and the uneasiness in the public feeling, which it might eventually excite, the danger of its being drawn into precedent, the claims which it might be sup- posed to give to other important articles of domestic produce, whenever they might be exposed to similar depression, and the universal rule of allowing all articles, as much as possible, to find their own natural level, by leaving the snnply to adjust it- self to the demand, discourage your Committee from recom- mending it. even under ' his extraordinary emergency, and with all the guards and qualifications of a temporary expedient.— Bur with reffard to the second, although much less efficacious in its operation, the objection of Government becoming a pur- chaser does not apply, as individuals would in this case act for themselves, and according to their own discretion, the Go- vernment interfering no otherwise than by making advances upon the commodity deposited, which would be repaid, with alow rate of interest, as soon as the article should be brought to market-. For effecting this object, two different modes have beefi sug- gested ; by one of which ir was proposed that when the weekly average price is under 5Ss.'( the import scale remaining as at present), wheat should be stored, subject to a monthly al- lowance of sixpence per quarter, until the average price should * earh 65s. The whole quantity not to exceed GOO, 000 quarters, and the lime for which the allowance should'be payable not to exceed 12 or IR months. Not more than a certain number of quarters, nor less than another specified number of quarters, to bestored on the part cf any individual or firm. The owner of the corn so deposited to be at liberty to with- draw it at any time, waiving his claim to allowance, or refund- ing it. ' ille other proposition was, that for the purpose of relieving the clut which at present presses upon the grain market, the Government, whenever the average price of wheat shall be under 60s. should grant advances of money upon such corn of the growth of the United Kingdom, as should be deposited'in fit and proper warehouses upon the river Thames, and in the ports to he hereafter specified, to an extent not exceeding two- thirds of the market value of such corn ; the quality of the corn and the fitness of the warehouses, to be approved ofby officers to be appointed by the Government. The loan to be at the rate of three per cent, and the period of deposit not to exceed twelve months. The corn to be withdrawn at the will of the depositor, upon payment of the interest, warehouse rent, and other charges.. The sum of one million r. o applied, would probably be fully adequate to give a temporary check to the excess which is con- tinually poured in the already overstocked market. If the House should be inclined to agree with your Com- mittee in countenancing the latter of these propositions, it is evident that it ought to lead to some immediate proceeding ; and although no very great eftect can be contemplated from adopting it, its operation, as far as it may extend, can hardly fail to afford some temporary relief. There is another measure also to which it is fit to call the early attention ofthe House. The foreign grain and flour of all sorts in different ware- bouses under the King's lock, appears to have amounted, on 5th January last, to 897.156 quarters ; with regard to which, although there is little probability that it can soon come into competition with our home produce, yet it still hangs over the market in a formidable mass, ready to be poured in at once, creating no small degree of panic as to its future operation, and invested with a sort of claim ( which is of the utmost impor- tance ) to be brought out free from duty, whenever the ports shall be opened under the existing law, even supposing any duty should lie imposed by Parliament, under an alteration of that law, upon all corn hereafter to be imported from foreign parts. To relieve the market from both these in conveniences, if may tie proper to permit the holders of such corn now in warehouses, under certain adequate regulations and restrictions, to have the same ground into flour for the purpose cf exportation ; and also to provide, by legislative enactment, that in future any foreign corn warehoused in this kingdom shall be considered as corn coming from abroad, and subject, to all such duties and regulations as are or may from time to time be imposed upon corn coming directly from. a foreign port. A proposition, which was submitted to your Committee, for advancing loans to parishes on the credit of the rates appeared to be attended with so many difficulties, and to be so little ap- plicable to the purpose of alleviating the distresses which are complained of, that they do not deem it necessary to enter into any examination of it nor to lay it before the House. Much as your Committee lament that so little prospect of im- mediate relief can be held out to the urgent distresses which have been submitted to their anxious. consideration. they think it material to obviate and Counteract any unfounded alarm which may have been, either casually or industriously, circu- lated, that there was ever the least intention entertained by your Committee, of rendering the present condition ofthe Bri- tish cultivators worse than it is under the existing law ; and they therefore submit, with great, confidence, to the House, that the Act of'the 55th of the late King. c. 26, which regu- lates the importation oi'foreign corn, ought to continue in force until the average price for wheat shall be 80s. per quarter and other kinds of grain in proportion. It is impossible to carry protection further than monopoly ; and it cannot be denied that this monopoly the British grower has possessed for more than three years, that is, ever since . February, 1819, with the exception of the ill timed and unne- cessary importation of somewhat more than 700,000 quarters of oats, which took place during the summer of 1820. It must be considered further that this protection, in consequence of the increased value of our currency, and the present state of the supply of corn, combined with llie prospect of an early harvest, may. in all probability, remain uninterrupted for a very con- siderable time to come. But for the purpose of obviating the dangers in which this hwcan hardly fail, sooner or latter to involve the cultivators of the soil, and in conformity to the reasoning contained in the Report ofthe Committee of the last Session upon the same sub- ject, some- material change must be contemplated; your Com- mittee. therefore, cannot avoid suggesting, whether, under a full view, ofpall the circumstances, it may not be the duty of Parliament to turn its immediate attention to the ruinous con- sequences wlrich must follow an on- limited importation and free sale of the surjilus produce of the whole agricultural world which is known at this time to be in a state of glut, at least equal to what prevails within this kingdom, no less impatient for, and unprovided with a matket, w ith a commodity raise.! at much less charge than our own. which the proprietors would be ready to sell even at a considerable loss, rather than not dis- pose of it a\ all. * P: i jces, the highest price of any om week, in 1822, was50s. 7d. Tlie excessive inconvenience and impolicy of our present vstem, have been so fully treated, and so satisfactorily expos. « d in tin? Report already alluded to ( p. 10 and 12). that it is unnecessary to do more than vefer to it ;. adding only, that everything which has happened subsequent to the presentation of that Report, as well as all our experience since 1815, has more and more tended to demonstrate how little reliance cjin he placed upon a regulation which contains an absolute prohi- bition up to a certain price, and an unlimited competition be- yond that price ; which so far from affording steadiness to our market, may at one time reduce prices already too low still lower than they might have been even tinder a free ^ rade, and at another, unnecessarily enhance prices already too high ; which tends to aggravate the evils of scarcity, and render more se- vere the depression of prices from abundance. The mode in which these excessive inconveniencies may re- ceive some modification ( laying for the present out of the ques- tion what permanent basis may be ultimately the fittest for our corn trade) appears to consist in the imposition of a duty upon all foreign Corn, whenever upon opening our ports it should be admissible for home consumption. The occupier of the land would this obtain, in proportion to the amount of such duty, a protection, which is withheld from him under the existing law ; but in return for such protection, it is no more than rea- son able towards the consumer, that the import price should be fijjed at a rate somewhat lower than 80s. because the new duty would otherwise not. only check the sudden and overwhelming amount of import, but also enhance the price beyond that which it might reach under the present system ; nor must it be lost sight of in any future regula'. ion, that owing to the great alteration in our currency, 80s, may and do now represent a different and considerably higher value than in 1815, as mea- sured by the price of all articles of consumption. Should Parliament decide to legislate during the present Session, your Committee would recommend, that, after our wheat shall have reached 80s, whenever circumstances, not now to be foreseen, may have effected so great a change, a lower price may be assumed for the future import, subject to a duty. . - When the importers know that their grain can in no case come into the market without paying a certain sum as duty, besides the charges or importation, warehousing, and other in- cidental expences, they will be less ready to adventure rashly than tinder an entirely free trade ; they will also withdraw their corn which may be lodged in warehouses gradually, and with more circumspection than they do at present, and will naturally endeavour to feed the market rather than inundate it. It is now their interest to - take their whole stock, im- mense as it may be, at once from under the King's lock ; but when they must pay duty for every quarter which is removed, they will prudently calculate the time that any large stock may remain on hand before they can dispose of it to advan- tage' The foundation of any future Bill should be the principle of so far modifying the operation of the existing law as to obviate, as far as may be. by the imposition of reasonable duties upon the admission of foreign grain for home consumption, the sud- den and irregular manner in which such foreign grain may now be introduced upon the opening of the ports under cir- cumstances inconsistent with the spirit and intentions of the law. v For carrying this purpose into effect, it would be expedient, after the ports shall have opened at 80s. ( subject to a scale of duty hereafter to be fixed) to preserve the principle of an im- port price at a rate somewhat lower than the existing import price of 80s. and your Committee are of opinion, that 70s. would not be an improper limit to assign to that price. That a duty from 12s. to 15s. should be imposed upon foreign wheat for home consumption, when the price is from 70s. to 80s. Also, that a duty of 5s. should be imposed upon such wheat, when the price isfro^ i 80s. to 85s. after which the duty should be reduced to 1 s. And that a further additional duty of 5s. should be imposed upon wheat imported or taken out of warehouse for home con- sumption, for the first three months after the ports open, and when the price is from 70s. to 85s, And, for the purpose of rectifying the scale which governs the import, the general proportion which the price of oats bears to the price of wheat, appearing to exceed the proportion which was assumed to exist, when 27s. was fixed as the im- port price of oats, your Committee suggest, that it would be expedient to increase that price, so as to bear a more accurate proportion to the price of wheat. The scale at which barley is estimated appearing to be more correct than that of oats, the same proportion which it now bears to wheat appears fit to continue, under any future alte- ration of the import prices. The 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th clauses of the Act, which regu- lates the importation of corn, make provision for admitting corn, meal, or flour being the growth, produce, or manufac- tureofany British colony or plantation in North America, for home consumption, when British wheat is at a lower price than 80s. with regard to which colonies, it will be consistent with good faith and sound policy to preserve the same relative preference above foreign corn in the event of any future- al- teration being applied to the scale of prices or of duties. In compliance with an application made to them by several of the owners of the foreign grain now stored in warehouses, your Committee have already recommended, that permission ntay be granted, under sufficient and adequate regulations, to convert it into flour, and export it in that shape by which means some portion of this large stock will be carried out of the kingdom, and remove all apprehension that the quantities so ground dow n can ever enter into competition with our home produce; but in the event ofa large portion not being thus disposed of, and still remaining in store, it appears practicable to adopt a method which may render this remainder also ad- vantageous. rather than detrimental in its effects upon the value of British corn, whenever the average price of our wheat shall have risen to 70s. and fluctuate between 70s, and 80s. for if it he then allowed to be taken out for home con- sumption, subject to ti duty of 17s, per quarter, for the first three months, and afterwards to a duty of 12s, the interest of the proprietors of this grain will be brought strictly into unison with that of the British agriculturist, and into direct hostility to that of all other importers of foreign grain ; so that every endeavour will be resorted to. on their part, to advance the price to 70s. that they may liberate their own stock:; but to keep it below 80s. that they may exclude all foreign competi- tors. The equitable claim which the holders of the grain, already deposited under the Act of the 55th" of the late King, appeai to possess, will thus be beneficially preserved to them, and the dangerofan immense influx of foreign produce will be mitigated and deferred, if not wholly prevented. It must, of course, be left optional to the proprietors in question to avail themselves of this permission, or to abide by the conditions of the existing law, under which they imported ; but in the first case, the payment ofa moderate duty will en- able them, at an earlier period, to enter a market over which they may exercise some controuI conjointly with all the dealers in British corn; while in the other, they'can hardly expect to stem the torrent of foreign produce poured in upon our exist- ing supply, and the immediate depression of value which must unavoidably accompany it. If the circumstances of this country should hereafter allow the tr& de in corn to be permanently settled upon a footing constantly open to all the World, but subject to such a fixed and uniform duty as might compensate to the British grower the difference of expence at which his corn can be raised and brought to market, together with the fair rate of profit upon the capital employed, compared with the expence of produc- tion and other charges attending corn grown and imported from abroad, such a system would in many respects be prefer- able to any modification of regulations depending upon average prices, with an ascending and descending scale of duties ; be- cause it would prevent the effects of combination and specula- tion in endeavouring to raise or depress those averages, and render immaterial those inaccuracies which, from management or negligence, have occasionally produced, and may again' produce such mischievous effects upon our market ; but your Committee rather look forward to such a system as fit to be kept in view for the ultimate tendency of our law, than as practicable within any short or definite period. A protecting duty which might at this day be hardly sufficient to guard our home markets from the most overwhelming competition, might, when the excessive abundance on the Continent shall have been absorbed, operate against the real wants of this kingdom, and subject the growers, as well as the consumers, to the greatest inconveniences. Years of dearth may again make it indispensible to have recourse to foreign produce for a part of our supply, although in seasons of ordinary plenty it may be hoped that our own Agricu'ture has been so improved and extended, as to secure this kingdom from a state of depen- dence upon other, and eventually hostile, territories for the subsistence of its population Your Committee have felt it their duty, for obvious reasons, to lay, without further delay, before the House, the result of their deliberations; but they would consider that they had omitted a most material part of the task imposed upon them, if they neglected to inquire into the present system upon which foreign corn is warehoused. Your Committee are now en- gaged in carefully investigating this important subject, and they will not fail to report the result to the House as early as the nature of their inquiry will permit. — 1st April, 1822. ' ACQUAINTANCES. " Let others fear their foes ; you beware only of your friends." I do not wonder at people being fond of hating, for it is truly a much more comfortable feeling in society i ian its opposite. To tell a person, either by word tfr look, that von hate him, is casj, and easily understood : but you must find out some more complicated method of informing nil acrpfanUar. ee thai you like him. Tn one there is the seinblante of a thousand things to lip a- voided— servility and adulation, if lie be above you— self- im porta ice and an air of patronage, if beneath ; but* plain, downright hatred " is not to be mistaking; if it is' not altogether spirit and independence, _ it is something very like them, and may fairly pass for a virtue in these cursedlv civil times. If there be any u n please nt feeling in hatred, it is in the first conception ; the subsequent indulgence of it ( I do not mean iu outward Action) is one of the most agreeable feelings we possess-—" I'm sure? ma'am, you'll agree with me, if yon reflect for a mo ment." But friendship is a bore as long as ever - it exists -— the continual source of those petty uneasinesses which it is truly observed, contribute more to embitter life than the most serious misfortunes. From the fir- t pique to the last satisfaction, the regulations of quarrel are known and defined ; so are those of love ; but no moral legisla- tor has yet thought it worth his w hile to regulate th. province of friendship. It is a mongrel state— a neutral and anarchical sort of territory, like the Isle of Man oi old. a refuge for all the outlaws from more worthy and decided feelings. As long as people remain friends, mu- tual behaviour is a puzzle ; but the instant they quarrel the road is plain before them, and no one can be at a loss how to proceed. While in the several. degrees of intimacy,' men seem to be acting out of nature— everv second step is an awkwardness or an* absurdity. First come the horrors of introduction— the anticipated ideas of face, manner, character, that regularly prove erroneous — our own ideas of ourselves—- their idea of us— our's of them— the same compared—-. d civil— rather haugh- tv— he might have done soSuid so— but no- matter. Then the departure,- and we retrace the interview ; how treach- erously exact the memory is in noting every circum- stance, while if we wanted a name, it would see us hanged before it would tell us! TTIen all the wav home, all that day, all that ' night, the over consciousness of thought sticking in us like pins and needles. " Oh that the desert wqre my dwelling place, With one fair spirit for my minister." But ladies won't go into the desert even to spend' the honey- moon; and if the fair spirits won't go with us, why we must e'en stay with them. It were endless to enumerate tlie various fashions, perplexities, and despon- dencies, attendanton touching of hats, shaking of hands, making of bows, and saluting of cousins. Some lift the hand to the uppermost button of the eoat, as a kind of half- way house between the breeches- pocket and hat- leaf, and if you be short- sighted, will never forgive you there is no balm in Gilead for non- salutation. These canvassers of bows are in the first rank of nuisances ; they possess an astonishing, ubiquity ; vou are not safe for having once passed them ; " again, again, and oft again," must thy best beaver pay toll at the turning of a corner. There is a very amusing paper in " The In- dicator " upon shaking hands ; the writer abets tlie cor- dial shake, and tells a story of some one's introducing a fish- slice into tlie passive hand of an acquaintance by wav of rebuke. I have envied thecaid fish- slice since, when in the hands of Hibernians and seamen, who are both unconscionable in their grasp. With ladies, however, it is a very agreeable salutation, rf it be not in the dog- days, not to mention the convenience of having such a tacit' barometer cf affection* As a hint, a hearty shake or loving squeeze, is much better than endangering the corns ofa mistress or dirtying her stockings. Though in these cases, as in all others, moderation should be used ; it is extremely awkward to see ( as I have) a cor- nelian ringfiv from a fair hand; owing teethe' rude presr sure of an unhandy beau, or by burying the diamond ' or garnet in the finger, to produce an exclamation too con- fessive of the ardour of the address. Every one has heard the comical story of • two gentlemen, seated on each side ofa lady, each flattering himself that he pos- sessed the hand of the fair one, till they convinced one another of the mutual mistake by squeezing the blood out of their eight fingers. But no one of my gentle readers, I dare say, would be at a loss to recall a simi- lar coritre- tenis of his own when a novice in the tender passion; he had rather* trust his fingers with the secret than his tongue. Such are the vexations and troubles ere we enter even the threshold of friendship ; and 44 we may go farther and speed worse," as rather O'Leary said to the impugner of purgatory. All the necessary requisites for mingling with our fellow- creatures— of secrecy, self- ishness, politeness, reserve— all these we generally learn by having felt the dangerous consequences of wanting them. And when we coine to cast up the balance be- tween the pleasures and the troubles of intimacy, t: » e latter so predominate, that we are more inclined to give up the concern altogether, than make use of our expe- rience in new and more cautiously managed connexions. Friendship, I know, is looked upon as a more uoble, a more disinterested feeling than loyp ; and ladies, in par* ticular, who know nothing about it; think it a very ro- mantic sort of passion between us men. Alas ! they have bv far too good an opinion ofthe lords of the crea- tion : if they knew, if they could bring themselves to imagine, for a moment, the real state of the case— but they cannot— they would find that there, is as much self- ishness, as many insignificant jealousies* in friendship as. in love ; " and that these are ten times, . more odious vand troublesome, being such as po man would b, e mean enough to confess, however he might be little enough to feel and indulge them. As long as a person is nothing, all these symptoms sleep, the selfishness of friends is not awakened.. But when one has obtained the unlucky for- tune of having his sonnet inserted in a magazine, or his maiden pogm lauded in a minor review, if he have even a Waterloo medal, 44 Or lady, such as lovers prize, Have smil'd on him ; v' than up spring the little harvest of jealousies, in those very faces, where he, luckless wight, expected to liavc found but smiles and congratulations. He is no longer what he was ; as soon as he becomes something, his friends become patrons ; and then, Farewell ti/ e sweet communion of young minds, The pleasant paths of hope es- av'd together, The subtle wheel of sympathy, that winds Round either heart the wishes of the other. Poor, pitiful, or talentless as he may be, he will not want some one " £ 0 take pride out of him." And the moment he finds that he has made a step in life, he also finds thorns and dissensions beset him. At home, or abroad, in the strange or the friendly circle he is asto- nished to see every aspect altered; there may be. more smdes—. whether or not, there certainly is more rancour. But, unfortunately, the sensitive minds, that penetrate with the greatest ease into the petty motives of those around them, and consequently most, strongly feel the repulsiveiiess of. society, are the very beings who require more than any others the countenance and presence of their fellows. ' Tis hard to pass " the slough of despond" alone. And we are compelled at times to acknowledge, that the- cause of the disease is its only remedy. ^ It is this balance, this suspence, and alternate betaking itself to each, that harasses the mind, and frets it to morbidity. Each beckons one to it. The company of our 44 d kind friends" is often a refuge from loneliness, and loneliness is always a refuge from our d- kind friends." . And the only pleasure left, is in abusing both. — Monthly Magazine. IFmptrtal HOUSE OF COMMONS. Monday, April I. WEST INDIA TRADE. Mr. A. CAMPKELL presented a petition from certain merchants of Glasgow, praying that the House would take into its consideration the present distressed state of the West India trade. ••• Mr. II. DA VIES presented ft similar petition from the merchants of Bristol, engaged in the West India- trade. . SALT DUTY. General GASCOIGNE presented a petition from several respectable tnertT. ahts' of Liverpool, etfpdHefs ami dealers in salt, praying that the House woul 1 reconsider the proposition for the repeal of the salt duty. lie wished to know from his Hon. Friend ( Mr> Calcraft)- what course lie intended to take on this subject. Mr. CADCRAFT said he had not yet determined what course be was to pursue ; but he was of opinion that, at all events, this, was a tax which should, if the* country c<> tvinued at peace, be repealed in the course ofthe next year ; and should v nothing be proposed soon by Government for the relief of the agriculturists, he would press for the repeal even during the . present session. * Sir T. LETH BRIDGE and Mr. G REN FELL were of opinion that there was QO tax, the repeal of which . would so much benefit the population of the country as the repeal ofthe salt tax. Mr. DA VEX PORT expressed a wish that the question should be constantly agitated till tlie repeal was obtained. Its repeal would be most useful. Fisheries would be encourag- ed ail round our coasts—- extensive occupation would be afford- ed to the poor in a time of peace, and in time of war immense numbers would be prepared for the element on which they might be required to fight. Sir I. COFFIN hoped that he House would continue to fire broadside after broadside at his Majesty's Ministers, till the repeal of this ttiofct odious tax was obtained, which tended to convert God's blessing into a curse, and he trusted he should be excused if he desired to see its end, and if he were anxious to drive the last spike into its coffin. The petition was ordered to be printed. AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS— RATE OF INTEREST. Mr. S WORTLEY presented a petition from the owners and occupiers o f land in Linlithgowshire, complaining of agri- cultural distress. The petitioners stated that they were aware taXes were necessary for the purpose ofthe State, and that at- tempting to give them relief by reduction of taxation, so far as it could go, was only like taking a drop of water from the ocean. He believed, with the petitioners, that a reduction ofthe rate of interest on money would be tho most effectual mode of relief. Keeping up tbe'interest at five per cent, very- much aggravated the agricultural distress. He' wished that the Bank would lower the interest. Mr, MANNING considered this as a most unfair attack upon the Bank, who, in fact, had no influence whatever over the rate of interest ; that was a Parliamentary . question. . The Bank . no* lent all its capital of L. 15.000,000 to the public at three per cent, and if they were to- morrow to discount com- mercial bills at four per cent, it would have no effect on the other securities. Gentlemen could now ge£ money on good landed security at four per cent. The plan of the lowering the, rate of interest Would have the effect of driving capital out of thet country into foreign funds. He knew one instance, which occurred a few days since, of L. 500., 0.00 being sold out of the five per- cents, and invested in tlie French Funds. The Bank had always been ready to assist the agriculturists, as a proof of. which, the moment Government applied to the Direc- tors to advance L. 4,000,000 with that view, they acceded to the proposition. Mr. Serjeant ONSLOW said, he thought money, like other commodities, should be left to find its own levfel, and, with this view, he should persevere in pressing" the measure which he had already submitted to the House. Mr W. W. WJNN had heard that Government had a mea- sure in view which would facilitate the transfer of mortgages. The CHANCELLOR ofthe EXCHEQUER said, a clause had been under the consideration ofthe law officers of the Grown, intended to be introduced into the Stamp Act. for allowing ofthe transfer of mortgages, by entering the transfer on the back of the deed, without the additional duty. Mr. BENNETT; of Wiltshire,' was clearly of opinion that reducing the rate of interest would be a great relief to the country, Mr. IIUSKISSON deprecated the farther conversation in a manner so irregular on this important subject. He was per- suaded, however if the Bank could be induced to lower the rate of discount, it would operate to relieve the present pres- sure ; and when his Hon. Friend said the Bank lent the pub- lic L. 15,000.000 at three per cent, they had advantages in re- turn. It was said we had no right to interfere at all with the Bank in its discount. He ( Mr. H\ iskisson) disclaimed having recommended any such interference, but he had a right, as an individual'Member of Parliament, to express his opinion. The petition was then read, and ordered to be referred to the Agricultural Committee. * It E PORT of the AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE. Mr. GOOCH appeared at the bar with the report ofthe Agricultural Committee. The Clerk was proceeding to read the report, when The Marquis of LONDONDERRY observed, that as it could be printed and ready for deliyery to Members iu forty eight hours, he submitted it would be bet'. er. to let it rest with- out reading, lest imperfect accounts of its contents should go forth to the public. Mr. EL LICE agreed to this, as they could have the report before the holidays. Mr. CALCRAFT wished to ask if there was any instruc- tion for th' 6 Chairman to submit any motion to the House. Mr. GOOCH said lie had no instruction. The Marquis of LONDON DE It 11Y proposed, on Monday the 22d April, to submit a general measure to the consider- ation of the House in a Committee. He hoped Gentlemen would come down to discusss this question with only one object in view, fhe public relief. Mr. TIERNEY thought it would be improper to send the Report into the country, without stating whether it was the basis ofthe intended measure. The Marquis of LONDONDERRY could only say, thru it would be a practical measure arising out of the Report. Lord A. HAMILTON said, the Hon Member had no informed the House whether the present was in coliison with, or in confirmation of the former Report; whether the agricul turists were to hope or to despair. It was usual to hear a Re- port read, or to hear some account ' of it from the Chairman who presented it. There was, however, but one Member in that House who generally supported Ministers, and who yet spoke of the Agricultural distress in language similar to that which was used out. of the House. He alluded to the Hon. Member for Somersetshire ; and without wishing to offend any Hon. Member he must say, that the language in- doors on the , Subject was very moderate compared to that without them.— He could not, however, sit down without, stating his perfect conviction that the security of the fuudholder depended upon the success of the agriculturist. Mr. GOOCH said, the fittest occasion for discussing the subject would, in his opinion, be when the - Report was in the hands of Hon. Members. lie begged to state, however, that his feeling for the distress of the country was not less strong than that of the Noble Lord. Ir. was ordered, on thfe motion of the Marquis of London- derry. that the House should, on the, 22d inst. resolve itself into a Committee for considering the Report. The Report was* then ordered to be printed. C O LONIA L COM M E RC E. Mr. F. ROBINSON moved, that the House should re- solve itself into a Committee to consider our Colonial Trade Acts ; and upon the motion being agreed to. The Right Hon. Gentleman then addressed the committee. The navigation law was held by some- persons as a thing too sacred to be touched. But the principle of monopoly which that act instilled had been frequently relaxed, nay, in some cases, totally abandoned. Our government had totally aban- doned it in its East India possessions. At Ceylon and the Cape of Good Hope, such a system was never known ; and. yet in India, in Ceylon, and at the Cape of Good Hope, our commercial resources had been found most richly productive. The object which he had in view was to establish a direct and convenient commerce between our colonies and America, in- stead of the circuitous, indirect, and inconvenient mode of in- tercourse which at present existed. His first object would be to endeavour to simplify the Ltws relating to this subject, by repealing a great number of useless and contradictory statutes, and by consolidating all the acts into two, one of which would embrace the Continent and Islands of America, and the other the Continent of Europe. It was his intention lo permit the exportation of any articles, either the produce of our own is- lands, or- of any articles legally imported, whether fj- om an- other island or this country, either in Br itish ships, or in foreign ships built in the countries to which they beton » ed, . and navi- gated in the way now permitted by law. This arrangement would apply to the intercourse of our colonies with the Con- tinent and Islands of America, It was necessary that foreign ships should be placed on the same footing as British ships; for if it were attempted to^ ut them on a different footing, the necessary consequence would be. that the foreign country on. which any restrictions were imposed would impose similar re- striCtions on our ships. The claims ofthe North American Colonies were undoubtedly entitled to fair and liberal consi- deration ; and protection could only be given to them bv re- serving a duty on importation into the West India Colonies, of all tlro « e articles of foreign produce which came into direct competition with those of the North American Colonies, such as flour, grain of every description, lumber, See. As the ob- ject ofthe measure was to extend the •• intercourse between our colonies and the other parts of the world as much as possible, it would be inconsistent with that object to impose too high a duty ; on the other hand, he should be sorry to recommend any scale of duties which would not give a fair protection to our North American Colonies. This was rn general ter ns the nature of the proposition which it was hfs intention - to. submit to the favourable consideration of the- house. -. It would be mo.< t unwise to pass a lawr allowing intercourse, - with Cuba, the Caraccas, Brazil, or Mexico, iu the event of their. becoming independent, but not extending it to the United States of America. The soundest policy wee uld pursue in our com- mercial intercourse wi; h foreign nations, was to place all on • vas instruct* lis pursuant to the Re- ' ihe sitme footing, tfe would not weary the t'sduBO with an array of figures and details, to prove the existing pressure on the colonial interests'. It was notorious that the value of colo- nial produce had greatly diminished, and that that diminution had not b rtu « rty for xamiuitig it, and giving publicity to it. He concluded with • oyi'ig for leave to bring in a bill to embody the acts. After some remarks from Sir W. de CllESVIGN Y and \ iderinan C. SMITH, the motion was agreed to. EXTRA POST Mr. S. WORTLEY move 1 that Mr. Burgess's petition for remuneration for his endeavours to promote the extra post scheme be t » ke » r- into consideration. Mr. F. PALMIVR considered the scheme in practicable," and having said so from the tsrst, be certainly f. dt surprised that this application had t be approbation ofthe Right Hon*. Gentleman. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER repeatel that the petitioner had incu- red considerable expeivce, and i: i some way under the countenance of Parliament ; and though there might be no strict right, yet he thought there was some claim to the consideration of the House. Mr. C A LC R h F r was again> t this applicifion. Til! the bill was passed Mr. Burgess ought to have gone to no ex- pence to try his experiments, excej> t he was prepared to abide by the loss. He thought the proportion ought to he withdraw n. They were not so full of money as to expend it in trying wiUt experiments. Mr. S. WOR'FLEY expl lined. lie merely wished the subject to be inquired into ; it would be recollected that the losses resulted frutn the Attention which h; id been required by their Committee. Mr, IIUME- was agarmt the application. They were not to reward speculators who had tailed: Tne precedent sough ® to be established was of dangerous tendency. Mr. RICARDO. Air. M. oryatt, Mr. Donison, S> M. W. Ridley, Mr. W. Smith. Mr. G. Bennet, Sec. were aguinst re- muneration being granted. The gallery W is then cfeared f « < r a division. The numbers were— For ft 28— Against it. T.' V— Majority. against it 8. SCOTS JURIES. On our. re- admission into the gallery, we found the LORI> ADVOCATE replying to Mr. Kennedy's motion, we believe* for lists of a, II jurymen thai had served in Scotland during the last ten years. Mi?. FEEL said the expence of this re'urn would be enor- mous : there were 21.000 names. Would it not he better to take some p u ticular circuit ? Mr. KE N N E III! observed that he would take three circuits, which would be about 4000 names. Mr. PEEL said, if one circuit were taken and found in- sufficient. another Could be moved*; in its previous form the whole session would end before the return could be made. Mr. CALCRAFT remarked that it would he better to ic- ce£) • • ' - f - Motion - c? f) t what had been offered, otherwise tlie bill could not be forwarded thj> session. v Mr. KENNEDY then moved for the . furvmen who ha< l served in the Court of Justiciary on tlvj western circuit ( Scot- land) during the last ten years.— Motion so amended agreed to. Mr. HUME moved for returns of the total expence of tlie Board of Trustees fpr encouraging manufactures in Scotland ; the persons to whom the amounts were paid, and what the re- wards were granted for. & c. The LORD ADVOCATE wished the return to r. rpire what were the duties of the offices as some of them bad to- st amp webs Ac. Their offices were not si nee tj res. Mr. HUME bad no objection to the alteration.- agreed to Mr. IIUMF next moved for returns of the Herring Fisher* Board, of the amount of the salaries. & c exclusive of bounties. The last charge was L 10,000. lie wanted tiie pwiieularx. He also moved for returns of bounties granted, — Motion agreed to. The orders of the day having been disposed of, the report ot the supply presented. See. the House adjourned. Wednesday, April 3. CATHOLIC QUESTION. Mr. CANNING said he had received several applications from different quarters to know whether the notice he gave on this subject, a few days ago. was conditional or positive. He wished now to state that he should certainly bring forward Jii* motion on the April,, the day ori^ iaall^ named by him* V | » i i The I. oiift ADVOCATE l. rougl. t in a bill to provide for the better recovery of small debts in Scotland ; also a bill for abolishing the inferior Commissary Couits in Scotland. Each bill was read a first time. Mr. W. SMITH presetted petitions from various bodies of Protestant dissenters in different parts of tbe kingdom, pray- ing an alteration in tbe mA'- riage act. Tile petitions having been read, the Hon Member gave notice that he would, on the 17di- April, submit a motion to the House on the subject. On the motion of Lord LONDONDERRY, itwas order- ed that the House, at its rising, should adjuurn to this day fortnight. Mr. BKNNETT, of Wells presented a petition from cer- tain owners and occupiers of laud, complaining of the existing distress. The Hon. Member, in presenting this petition, en- tered into a review of the subject, and contended that the great source of distress was taxation. Mr. ELLICE was anxious to express his opinion on this question. He was not surprised that Ministers now wislwd to passover the report on tbe table wi- hout a word being said on the subject. This was the course which had been adopted by them all through the sessions, and with that view the Com. hiiitee had been appointed ; their object w- as delay, and a desire to set through the business of the session if possible without ' meeting this question. What bar! tbe Committee done in their six weeks sittings ? All they had done was to consult how they might raise the price of grain so as to give the grow er a remunerating price. This was not the course they should have adopted, or that which the country bad a right to expect. — They ought to have investigated the source of the present dis- tress, whether it originated in taxation, in the change of our circulating medium, or in what other cause it originated. To attempt to keep up the price in the way the report recommend- ed was absurd. Corn, to give the'farmer what was called a remunerating price, must be raised 55 per cent, above what it was in other countries ; and with such a burden upon our manufacturer, he would ask, bow was it possible that we could long remain a ? reat commercial and manufacturing nation?— He was clearly of opinion the distress originated in the change of our currency. The Hon. Member then proceeded to com- ment on tbe currency of tbe country, shewing the amount of Rank of England paper at certain periods. He was ready to allow that tbe price of labour, generally speaking, had not fallen, though provisions had fallen nearly one half ; but though the labourer bad benefited, the creditor and the pos- sessor of property has bad a tax of 40 per cent, imposed upon them. This he had foreseen, and he knew of no remedy but cither to repeal the bill for resuming cash payments, which'he never would consent to. or a reduction of* taxation and expen- diture to the scale of 1792. He knew of no remedy which e uld he adopted, or any relief given during the present session, except what could be given by reducing taxation to the lowest scale it could be reduced, consistent with good faith to tbe public creditor. This ought to be clone immediately after tbe holidays, instead of adopting the fallacious recommendation of Ihe report, to advance L. l, 000,000, or to attempt to increase the price lie contended that a revolution in the state - of pro- perty had taken place in this country within these few years, as great, though not so violent, as that which had taken place in France. When the property tax existed, the landed property amounted, on the best computation, to about I.. 57,000,000 ; deduct from that L- fi. 000,000 for mortgages, the free property in band would remain L 51.000 000. The funded property was at that time about L. 40.000.000— that was a proportion between the two of 51 to 40 Now. by tbe changes in our currency, and consequent distress, the land was reduced to L. 19,000,000, whilst tbe funded property had increased in value, and the proportion exceeded 40 to 19, In this state of things, nothing but a measure, striking at the root, of tbe evil, instead of tbe one now recommended, would give relief to the Country. Mr. F. LEWIS considered the present as a must unfit time for discuss ion. The Hon Member defended the Com- mittee, and denied that they bad any intention to raise the price of corn. Mr. WESTERN also defended the Committee against the charge of wishing to raise tbe priee of corn to the consumers, their object bad been to prevent the country being inundated by foreign main to the ruin of our own agriculturist. ' lie feared, however, the measure proposed by tbe Committee woul i not have that effect, and that the report would only render tbe farmers more discontented than they'were at present. He was extremely happy that the present discussion had arisen. The subject could not be too frequently agitated and consider- ed, The distress was so general and so oppressive that some remedy must be found. He bad. since he last addressed the House, conversed with several of the most intelligent of his constituents, who were decidedly of opinion that he was well founded in ihe assertion he made on that occasion, namely, that two- thirds of the farmers of lyssex were insolvent. His Right Hon. Friend, ( Mr. F. Lewis) had said that no man was bold enough to propose to rip up tbe act of 1819. but he ( Mr.- W.) believed the distress of the country would oblige them to do so. Tile depreciation o! the currency had been so great prior to 1819, that he believed the country would be ob- liged to retrace its steps. All the distress of the country ori- ginated in the easureof 1797. and was compelled by tbe act of 1809, which attempted to convert our depreciated currency, of twenty- two years accumulation with the standarduf 1797. It was true that the estimates of tbe landed proprietors doubled in tbe c. urse of that twenty- two years, but so did their incum- brances, their debts, their expences, and their taxes ; and now comes the conclusion, all their oxpences and outgoings were continued at a double rate, but their income was at once to be reduced one- half. Under this staleof things tbe landed interest could not exist; but it was not only the landowners who thus suffered, but all species of property was alike de- pressed, and ultimately lie was persuaded the labourer himself must suffer an equal reduction. Under these circumstances, he submitted it was the imperious duty of Parliament to take into consideration this subject; and if no person of more talent undertook the ta, k, lie should consider it his duty to bring the question before the House at an early day after the holidays. Mr. R1CARDO said, the funded property had been stat- ed at 40 000,0001. of which the tenantry of tlie country paid a fourth in taxes, or 10,000,0001. Now previous to 1819 nothing was said of the excess which the tenantry paid ; and supposing the extravagant depreciation which the Hon. Mem- ber for Coventry ( Mr. Ellice) had contended for had taken place, this would not impose more than 2.500,0001. on the tenantry, and could that have occasioned the distress ? 1 he alteration in the currency did not make a difference of 10 per cent. In his opinion the distress was occasioned by the very abundant harvests and the great importation which had pre- vailed in late years- The low state of West India produce was a proof that the currency bad nothing to do with the evil, but that an abundant produce was the cause. Mr BENNET thought tlie cause originated in excess of taxation. In 1792 coin was at the same price as at present, and the country was prosperous. How was ibis to be ac- counted for? Why, iu 1792, the taxes amounted to L. l 9,000,000. In 1822, no less a sum than L. 50AOOO, OOO was drawn f rom the pockets of tbe people. This was, in fact, the cause of the present universal distress. After a liuig discussion, in which Lord Londonderry, Mr. Ilieaido, and Mr. Peel, took part, Mr. CALCllAF'C said, he had no hesitation in declaring his concurrence in an opinion thatthe foundation of agricultural distress was the largeness of production, and the competition arising out of the production with which it had pleased Pro- vidence to bless the country. And what was the relief propos- ed ? One million was to be laid out in corn for the purpose of warehousing. But he ( Mr. C.) did contend that the mea- sure would do nothing at all for tbe agriculturist. It came, then,, to the question of what ought to be done. There was noway of relief but reducing the clnuges of production, and that could only be all'ected by reducing rents and tithes ( which bad been done in some degree already), and lastly, a reduction of taxes equal to the increased value of money, lie was no ad- vocate for breaking faith w ith the national creditor. lie thought that the Committee had entirely wasted their labours. No Report had ever gone out from Parliament % o calculated to defeat all reasonable hopes of redress to the parties suffering. It would have been far better thatthe Committee should, in ils Report, have spoken out plainly, and said to the people, - We have looked into all your Petitions, we have inquired into Ihe circumstances and the nature of your complaints, and we tell you', though we say it with regret, that it is wholly out of our power ' to give you' any relief." That, he contended, would I ave been far better than putting forth, in the form of a Report, a parcel of words meaning nothing, and calculated for no other purpose than to obscure the subject on which it bliould have spoken clearly. ' J'lie petition was then read and ordered to be printed., CIVIL LIST PENSIONS. Mr. BANKES moved for au account of the number of pen- sions payable out of the Civil List, tbe amount of which ex- ceeded I,. 100 per annum, and for a similar account of pensions payable out or tbe Civil List of Ireland. Ordered. ROYAL SCOTTISH BURGHS. The Royal Burghs Accounts Bill went through the Com- mittee. was ordered to he printed, and the Report to be taken inlo farther consideration on the 2(> ili April. In answer to questions from Mr. Hume and Lord A Hamil- ton, tbe Learned I. ord stated that the Bill wasonly to be com- mitted/ irci/< i ™ « , and then printed. The other Orders of ihe Day being disposed of. the House adjourned to Wednesday, the 17th April. FOREIGN INTELLICENCE. FROM FRENCH PAPERS. PA fits, April 1 Letters received in Paris from Constantinople, dated tlie end of February, announce that on tbe 2,1th of tlie Baits month' the ' Potto- held a grand Council, at which were present tlie Command- ments of the Janissaries, ahd the Chiefs, of the corpo- ration of the metropolis. On tlie following day sortie • tumults were raised, which Were onlv appeased bv the ri- gorous orders of the Government. It is affirmed that after the suppression of these commotions, the Reis Effemii delivered to the Ambassadors ofthe Allied Courts a note, which is not so satisfactorily as had been hopeS, and which does not justify all the hopes which had been excited bv preceding communications. The Journal of the Department dti Cher contains the following article :—" We have received a letter from ChateaurOux, which states, that On the arrival of Ge- neral Bertrand in that town, on the 17th of March, nearly the whole population went out to meet him, and afterwards surrounded his residence. The gendarmerie and troops ofthe line were called out to disperse this rs- semblage ; but the crowd entered the court and garden, exclaiming, ' Bertrandfor ever 1 Long live the heroes of fidelity.' The armed force alone remained without. The General shewed himself at the window, and replied, ' Vive le Hoi,' which was instantly re- echoed from every month." When General Berton passed through Thouars, he had with him an iron box, which, it was estimated, contained one hundred thousand francs. Persons who, a few days previously, were in penury, have all at once been observed to possess sufficient to supply their wants. The individual who was arrested at St. Calais so resem- bles Gen. Uerton, that it was at one moment thought that this rebel was a captive. APRIL < 2.— The individual arrested in the department of the Sarthe, and who was mistaken for General Ber- ton, arrived last night, at Paris, with an escort, and was conveyed to the Prefecture ofthe Police. On the 27th, a domiciliary visit was made in the apartment of M. Bodin, at Itennes ; he was formerly Captain ofthe Staff, and was absent. Two letters from General Berton were found among his papers. Accord- ing to the Echo of the IVest, from which we take these details, one dated 1818, was written by the General to M. Bodin, who had formerly been his Aid- de- camp.— The other of 1821 relates to an account for a pamphlet,, some copies of which the latter had been commissioned to dispose of. We just learn says the Echo, that by an order of the . Minister of tlie Interior, sent bv telegraph, M. Bodin has just been arrested in the family of his mother, at Ponte L'Abbe, and conveyed to the prison of'Quimper. It is said, that just as M. Bodin was arrested he was preparing for a journey. A new domiciliary visit has been made in the house of M. Cossen at Nantes, which does not seem to have furnished the Police with the information which they sought. • HERMAJJSTADT. March 10.— The news from Mol- davia and Wallachia inspire horror. The Asiatic troops lav waste, every thing with fire and sword. Even the city of Jassy was on fire in several places on the 12th March. Whole streets were reduced to ashes. We tremble fir Bucharest. The Kiaga Bey has published; that if he was forced to evacuate the country, he would Carry all the male inhabitants into slavery, and that he would not leave a village standing. VIENNA, March 23.— A Courier who arrived unex- pectedly from Constantinople the day before yesterday, has brought news from that capital of the 6th of March. The Divan has decidedly rejected the Russian Ultima- tum, and the lieis Effendi has notified this rejection in a Note to the Ministers ofthe mediating Courts con- caved in no very temperate terms. The Note which our Internuncio Count Lutzow, dispatched immedi- ately after to our Court, was instantly communicated to the Russian Ministers Golowhin and 1' atischeff, who immediately transmitted it to the Court of St Peters- burgh. We are impatient to know ifM. de Tatischeff will prolong his stay in this capital. AIX- LA- CHAPELBE, March 31 Private letters say that the arrogance of the Divan was such, in its negotiations with the Ministers of Austria and Eng- land, that the latter who has exhausted all the resources of diplomatic skill to ensure the maintenance of peace, was himself wearied out. The rejection of the Ultimatum has given a deci- sive blow to the Austrian paper currency. From the 22d to 2Jth March, the great banking and commercial houses at Vienna sent numerous expresses to their cor- correspondents iu the commercial cities of the West of Europe. On the other hand, the Office of Foreign Affairs, and the British Minister at Vienna, have dis- patched courier upon courier to London. The silence of the Austrian Observer on the critical state of the political affairs of the East of Europe is very remarkable. Peo- ple are curious to see the style of the first article which their Ministerial Journal ( which has never been a moment favourable to the cause of the Greeks) will publish on this subject. A UG. SBURGII, March 29.— The news we received to- day from Warsaw positively announce war. The Ge- nerals'- in- Chief of the Russian armies of the South and the West have had to attend a council of war at the grand head- quarters at Minsk, in wlneli the operations ofthe campaign have probably been decided on, after dispatches brought by an extraordinary Courier from St. Petersburgh. It seems that the Russians will shortly enter Wallachia and Moldavia. It is affirmed, that in a note subsequent to its ultima- tum, Russia had demanded ofthe Porte a large sum, to indemnify it for the expenees, caused by the great arma- ments which it has been compelled to make, in conse- quence of the insurrection of the Greeks, and sangui- nary scenes at Constantinople.. The same thing was done when Austria sent an army to occupy the kingdom of Naples. FROM GERMAN PAPERS. SEMT. IN, March 2L— Authentic accounts have been at length received respecting the tragical end of Ali Pacha. We see from them that the cunning Ah was indeed deceived by the Turks, but also, that from a revived sense of the religious feelings of his youth, he wished his treasures to ' tie in the hands of the Mussel- men, rather than of the Greeks. The Suliots and Al- banese had long promised him assistance and deliverance from the besieger, if he would share his treasure with them : but Ali, who still preserved in his heart a seciet inclination towards the adherents of his own religion, thought of reconciling himself, unperceived by the Turks, in which his wife Wasilikia, who had been gained over by Chourschid Pacha some months before, promised to assist him. The Suliots and Albancse, it is well known, concluded an agreement with Choursehid Pacha in the month of January, who promised them as a reward of their desertion of Ali a part of his treasures. They were induced to this bv the proofs of Ali's per- fidy ; but from this moment Ali was irretrievably ruined, and nothing remained for him, but either to surrender by capitulation or to kill himself. The cunning Wasi- likia prevailed upon him to enter ir. to negoeiation with Chourschid, tlie result of which was, that Chourschid swore on the Koran, and by ins beard, in case Ali sur- rendered, to spare his life., Ali fell into the snare and surrendered to his adversary, who treated him in a friendly manner, and suffered him quietly to. retire into the summer palace, in the Lake of Joannina. Several diivs after Melunet Pacha, the second Commander of the Turkish army,, probably secretly commissioned , by Choiyschid, visited Ali here, and endeavoured by every means he could devise to provoke the anger of the old tyrant, lie abused him as a traitor to Islamism, spit in his face, and when Ali attempted to resist, lie stabbed him under the protection of 26 Turks, who rushed into tlie room on a signal being given, and . then murdered * Ali's attendants. Only his wife, Wasilikia, was spared. Thus the Turks, by their usual tactics, ' have rid them- selves of this monster, whom they could never conquer in the field ; but we know, too, that Ali's spirit was lowered by age ( he was 8- e years old), otherwise he would have been aware, of the snare laid for Him, for annals of tyrants can produce no monster equal to nim m cunning, artifice, and cruelty. The circumstances explain, too, the contradiction in the accounts first published respecting Ali's death. It is pretty certain that ChourSchid, immediately after the surrender of his adversary by ' capitulation, gave ordefis to hasten his as- sassination, and made use of Mehmet Pacha for this purpose, in order not to violate the letter of the oath he had taken. Ilence Chourschid caused tho news of All's execution to be spread at the same time witfi that of his surrender, and Tartars Hastened to all parts ofthe em- pire with the anticipated information. A very respectable merchant has received a letter from Trieste, dated the 24- th ult. giving a very detailed ac- count of the naval action betwixt the Grecian and Tur- kish fleets on the 3d tilt. It states that the Capt dill of an English man of war had brought the news that on the 1st of March the Turkish fleet, composed of 6 frigates, 4 corvettes, 23 brigs and other smaller vessels, and 40 transports, passed Cerigo, aud that five of them went to Sapienze to procure water, In the meantime that the fleets of Speciotts and Ydriots had joined on the coast of Zante, and having received information of the situation of the Turkish fleet, that they sailed to Cape Passa, and on the 3d of March came in sight of their enemies with a favourable wind. The battle was begun on the part ofthe Greeks by Captain Colobovassi, com- manding a brio; of 18 guns, against a large Algerine xebec of 2i guns. Captain Colobovassi sent a flreship against the xebec, which immediately took fire, but. be could not clear himself from his etiemv, and both ships blew up with their crews. About 5 o'clock, p. ,\ r. the engagement became general, and continued until two the next morning with great obstinacy. The result was honourable to the Greeks. All the Turkish transports were dispersed, 35 of their vessels ( great and small) were captured, and the shattered remains ofthe Mussel- man fleet retired into tlie Gulph of Lepanto. The Grecian fleet was in pursuit of them when the English . Captain sailed for Corfu to give Sir T. Maitlind notice ofthe event. He reached that Island in 19 hours, and was immediately ordered to Trieste by Sir Thomas with dispatches, which were forwarded to Vienna when the vessel arrived. The letter further states, " This Captain bad been sent to TripoJizza, with 83,00!) dollars, to redeem tiie family of Chussir Pacha, and presenting himself to the Senate established at Argos received the following an- r • swer:— We have not made any agreement with any Power respecting the family of Chussir Pacha. Before the establishment of this. Senate the people agreed to something, but now it is no longer a people without order or regularity that governs here, it is an Assembly having a system of Government, and who will not sell men for money. Let Chussir Pacha restore the Greek prisoners now in his possession, and we shall give him back his family." LONDON, April 6. BRIGHTON, April 1.— The Right Hon. Sir B. Bloomlield and Lord Mount Charles returned to the Pavilion early this afternoon. His Majesty, in the pre- sence of the Master of the Horse, the Lord Steward, the Marquis of Anglesey, and other noble personages, before dinner, was graciously pleased to honour Sir B. Bloomfield with the Ribbon of the Bath. If the reports of an impending Roval Marriage be well founded the rova] standard of female beauty must have undergone more retrenchment than even that great mas- ter of the scalpel, Mr. Hume, could have contemplated. The bride elect is quoted, in these reports, as a perfect Al'uina— red eves, lily locks, vellum skin, lathy figure, and, instead of en hon point, or any other of the receiv- ed points of attraction, as much made up of straight lines and salient angles as the chief d'eeuvre of Coehorn*' himself. The King will hold a Levee on the 19th inst. On the 23d inst. his Majesty will hold a Drawing- room, for the first time this season, which will be considered a Grand Gala day, it being for the celebration of his Ma- jesty's birth day, when the Members of the dliferent Orders will be required to appear in their collars, & c. DOVER, April 5— Last evening, the French Post- office packet, l'Antigone, arrived in the Roads, bring- ing his Excellency Viscount Chateaubriand, the French Ambassador, and suite, who landed, and went to Wright's hotel. At day- break this morning the guns at the heights fired a salute, and a like salute was fired on his Excellency's departure for London.— Arrived the Sybil, from Calais, bringing Sir Chas, A'Court, the Ambassador, to the Two Sicilies. The Earl and Countess of Aberdeen entertained Viscount and Viscountess Granville and a large party on Saturday, at their house in Argyle Street. A Court of Aldermen was held on Thursday at Guild- hall, when the Lord Mayor declared the office of Re- corder vacant by the decease of Sir John Sylvester, Ba- ronet, and it was resolved that the office should be filled up at the next Court,, and the Lord Mayor was request- ed to convene one on an early day for that purpose, whereupon his Lordship appointed. Wednesday, the 10th instant, accordingly. On Wednesday a Court of Directors was held at the East India House, when Lieutenant- Colonel Alexander Walker of the Retired List, was appointed Governor of St. Helena ; and Captain T W. Aldliam was sworn into the command of the extra ship Astell, consigned to Madras and Bengal. The quarter's revenue is generally made up on the 5th of April; but the 5th falling upon Good Friday, the quarter was made up last night ( Thursday)— And we are happy to say, that there is an increase of upwards of four hundred thousand pounds upon a comparison with the corresponding quarter of last year.— Courier. There is a change in tiie direction at the Bank during the present month, and it is confidently anticipated there will also be a change of measuers, and that the interest will be reduced from Five to Four per cent. We under- stand the elections will be closely connected with this im- portant subject; but for the present, we forbear farther comment. IRELAND. It is extraordinary ( says the Dublin Evening Post of Tuesday last), as well as deplorable, that neither the Insurrection Act, which lias been cxecuteil w itb such distinguished vigour in the County of Limerick, nor the examples which have been made by the Judges of the Commission and Assize, appear to have had any influence in checking the progress of the Whiteboys in Limerick. Since last December, nearly 50 individuals have been executed, double that number have been convicted, and perhaps fifty or sixty transported under the Insurrection Act. Besides, this County is filled with troops, and the Magistrates appear to be particularly active. HORRID MURDER:— The Kilkenny Moderator an- nounces the perpetration of another, most horrible murder. A wood- ranger in the employment of the Earl of Ormonde, at Kilcash, in the county of Tipperary, was - murdered on Sun- day morning, by a banditti. Nine bullets wete lodged in his body, which was shockingly mutilated. ( From the Dublin Evening Post. April 4.) The Provincial Journals receivi d since Tuesday contain some farther instances of outrage, but they are comparatively trivial, and would wan ant the inference, that the country is returning, though more slowly than could have been wished and expected, to those habits of industry from which a neglect of the moral culture of the people, and the dreadful privations alone to which tbev have been so long condemned, eon 1,1 have seduced them. We may summarise, in a few paragraphs, the subs- tance of the country news. MAYO.— In the Barony of Gallen some symptoms of in- subordination had app.- ared. To the activity of Air. Kelly. of Longfield, tbe restoration of good order in this district may be fairly attributed. Aided by the Staff of the South Mayo Mili tir., he ha^ Kterallv, hunted the offenders out ofthe B irony ill Ga( jvay, Lejtfim, Sligorand Roscommon, there has been no disturbance worthy- particular notice. Conuaugbt in a word,, is, and has been perfectly tranquil. The same char ictrr niav be- given of Ulster. We have re- ceived several northern- Papers since our last; they are prin- cipally occupied iii reporting the, ordinary transactions of ihe assizes. On a careful perusal, we cannot find any thing of a public nature in the trials held at the several assizes iii the north- east and north west circuits. With the exception of Kilkenny, aiid only in certain Baro- nies bordering upon" Watelfor, l am! Tipperary, there Is lidthing in the state of Leiiister that ought to create much alarm. Beans, Peas, Oatmeal, Bear or Big, - 21s 51 25s Od 00s Oil 00s 00( 1 MARKETS, AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN. The following is the General Average which governs Im- portation, taken from the Weekly Returns of tbe quanti- ties arid Price of British Corn, Winchester measure, iu England and, Wales, for the week ended 50th March. Wheat, 45 s Id Rye, - 17* 7d Barley, - 19s Id Oats, '- Lis Id , The ( average pri^ e of Brown or Muscovado Sugar. . computed from the returns made in the week elided April s, is 34s. Od. per cwt. duty exclusive." HADDINGTON CORN MARKET, April 5. A middling supply of Wheat in market, which met with a heavy sale. Prices nearly the same as last day— Top price of Barley Is. 6d. higher and Oats fid. lower than last day. Wh" nt. j Barley. I Oats. I Pease j Beans. hirst 29s fid j 21s fid | 18s Od | 13s Gd j 14s Od Second 27s Od I ISs Od j It's Ocl lis dd I lis Od Third 23s fid ] lfis Od j 14s Ocl | 9s Od | 9s Od This day there were 442 boils of Oatmeal in Edinburgh Market— Retail pnt'eper peek of best oatmeal, Is Id. second Is. Od. MORPETH, April 5.— At our market this day there was a great show of Cattle; although many buyers, fat met with a dull sale. Good Sheep sold readily, on account of the short supply; prices much the same as last week. Beef from 4s. fid. to 5s. Mutton from 5s. to 5s. 10d. per stone, sinkin" offals. SKIPTON FORTNIGHT FAIR, March 25— We had a good show of fat beasts and sheep, but being few buyers they declined in price, and were sold very low. Owing to the fair on Saturday last we had a thin show of calving cattle. GLASGOW CATTLE MARKET— Therfe were a pretty good supply of fit Cattle in Glasgow market on Mon- dey. the demand was good, and the whole stock was sold off. Inferior beasts brought about 7s. and 7s. fid. a stone, and the best sold from 8s. to 8s. Gd. a- stone. There were but a very small supply of black- faced wedders in the market, which sold from 18s. to 27s. Sd. each. FA 1 APRIL—( Fortrose, 1st Wednesday Findon, ditto Cupar of A ngus. the Thursday before Easter Melross, ditto Byth, Ist Thursday Brechin, 5.1 Wednesday Colbockie, Ross- shire, ditto Inverness, Wednes. after 2' lii ; Paseh Market! Aberdeen, last Wednesday Old Aberdeen, last Thursday < Old Slile. J Keitlt, 1st Tuesday Cruden, ditto - Dufftown, day after ditto New- deer, 1st Tues, & Wed. RS. New Stile.) ponan Fair of Auchterless, 2d Tuesday and Wednesday Elgin, Pascb Fair, tbe Thurs. in Passion Week Forres Paseh Fair, 2d Wednes, HawkhallPaschFair, 3d I'ues. Inverury. Wednes. after ditto Cuminestown, Thurs. after do. Logie, Thurs afterCumineston Granton, last Tuesday Auchindore, last Tuesday Fettercairn, ditto Kepple Tryst, Belhelvie, last Tuesday i'arves, St. George's, last ' I'ues. and Wednes. PRICE OF HOPS, April 6. NEW POCKETS, Kent, 51 00s to 51 Os Sussex, 21 14s to 31 10s Essex, 21 18s to 4l 4s Kent, Sussex, Essex, NEW BAGS. 21 16s. to 21 8s to 21 10s to Farnham, fine, 61 00s to 101 Os— Seconds,' 41 Os to 41 15s 31 3 s 41 Os 71 7s . SMITH FIELD . MARKET, April 5. To sink the Offal, per stone of 8lbs. Beef, 2s 4d to 3 » ' 8d I Veal, 3s Od to 5s Oil Mutton, 2s fid to 3s 8d | Pork, 2s Od to 3s lOd Beasts, 490— Sheep, & c. 4.800— Calves. 90 — Pigs, 120. NEWGATE AND LEADENIIALL " MARKETS, April fi. Beef, 2s Od to 5s Od I Veal, 2s 8d to 4s 8d Mutton, 2s Od to 2s Rd Pork, 2s 8d to 4s Od To ill Tallow, Yellow Russia, White ditto, Soap ditto, Melting Stuff, Ditto rough PRICE OF TALLOW, April 6. 44s to 45s to — s 45s to — s 41s to — s 58s to — s 25s to — s Graves, Good Dregs, Yellow Soap, Mottled, - Curd, Palm, '* - — s to 14s — s to 7s 84s to — s 94s to — s 98s to — s 000s to — s Price of Candles, per doz. 9s Gd— Moulds, lis Os. PRICE OF LEATHER, April G. Butts, 50 to 56lbs. each, Ditto, 5G to Gfilbs. each, Dressing I lids. Fine Coach Hides. Crop Hides 55 to 40lbs. for cutting, Ditto 45 to 50lbs Calf Skins 50 to 40tbs Ditto 50 to 70lbs Ditto 70 to 80lbs Small Seals ( Greenland) ... 18( 1 22d 17( 1 18d 17( 1 to 21 ( 1 to 24d to 18.1 to 19fd to 18| d 18|' d to 20£ d 24d to 27d 26d to 53d 24d to 27d 18d to — d per lb. PRICE OF STOCKS. 3 per C. Con. 78jJ| f | India Bonds, 61 64 pr. 5 per Ct. N. 102- j 102i£ I Ex. B. 2 10001. 2 6 3 4 pr. 3J per Cent.. 89 Lottery Tickets, 271. 19s. 4 per Cents. 95} J j, Cs. for Ac. 79J 7S& 79 78fj- NAVAL REGISTER. FROM LLOYD'S MARINE LIST, April 2. Deal, March 31.— The wind last night suddenly shifted to the north, and blew hard, which prevented the Canning India- mail, and tbe rest of tiie outward- bound, from getting th'eir anchors, and this morning it still continues to blow haid from the NE. Several vessels have driven considerably during tbe gale, let go their second anchors, and struck topgallant masts and yards. Two p. m.— The Canning has got her anchor and sailed. The outward- bound are endeavouring to get their anchors, and we have no doubt but they will succeed, and sail for ( heir destinations in the course of the evening. The William. Reddock, from Glasgow to Hamburgh, having been driven ashore in the Eyder lost anchors and cables and sustained damage in her sails and rigging, put into Tonningen 24th ult. to discharge part of her cargo, and be surveyed. The Betsey, Stephenson, from South Shields to London, having lost her - mainmast, and being in a sinking state, was abandoned in the North Sea on tbe 8t! l ult. Crew saved by the Britannia fishing- smack of London. ,, The General Kyd, Nairne, arrived at China previous to the 50th November, from London and Bengal, was on shore for some days in the Straits of Malacca, but got off with trifling loss of spars, & c. and without any apparent damage. The first officer ( Mr. Maxwell) was drowned. APlllL 5, — The Sclpio, Drummond, bound to James River, " Virginia, which ran on shore upon the iSlorlh Bank, Liverpool, 011 Sunday morning, was got oft'the same evening, after discharging part of her cargo; but having Sustained some injury, must unload tbe remainder to repair. The Triore, bound to Riga, put back to Liverpool on Tues~ day, having been run foul of. The Initium, Boyson, from Malaga to Hamburgh, was carried into Stangate Creek on Wednesday, by two Smacks, which fell in with'her in distress in the North Sea. The Actif, Gabriel, Rencr, from Morlaix to London, was totally lost off Guernsey 14th ult. The M'DufF, Finnic, from Bo'n. ess to London, was driven on shore near Alemoutb, on Sunday night, and would be obliged to discharge part of her cargo before she could be got off. The Lagom, Hegcr, from Gothenburgh to New York, was run on shore at the island of Fiores in January, being a com- pic:.' wreck. Cargo saved. The mate and three ofthe crew drowned, Gibraltar, March 14.— The Heroine, Buenos Ayrean cor- vette, warped out of the New Mole 011 12th inst. is now anchored in the bay and ready for sea. 4 An Altona whaler, which was obliged to put back on account of some damage, has had the good fortune to save, in the North Sea, a jship bound from Hull to London, consisting, of 11 sailors arid 5 passengers, among whom, were sonic women ; they were taken from the wreck and brought safe to this town. They saw the wreck go to the bottom an hour after they had left it. A purchase of 20,000 ship pounds ( a ship pound being 34011).) of flax and hemp has been made at Riga for the English Navy, and contracts for the French Navy have been concluded for timber of diiTerc. it d'. rii- n- sionss, to be delivered and sent to France iu the coarse ci the summer. , • Tha amber fishery on the coast, especially neir Itugen Waldo, has been uncommonly productive, CM account of the great storms. A piece of auiliur weic'i- mg twelve Ounces was lately found. ED IN IHliG! I; April y. The King has been pleased to appoint a Robe to be worn' bv the Prases and Members of tile Society of In- corporated Solicitors practising in the Supreme Courts in Scotland.— London Gazette. The, Rev. Alex., Webster, probationer, has been appointed second Minister to the Scottish Church at Madras, with a salary of £ 803 per annum. By tlie decision of the- Court of Session, confirmed bv the House of Lords, in the case between William Hunter and the Hammermen of Leith, it lias been finally deter- mined, thai the officers tuid men of tlie Highland Regi- ment of Edinburgh Local militia, whp served with tl;< j regiment at Musselburgh in March 1814, being then out ofthe county to which it belonged, ( that is the city of Edinburgh,) are entitled to set up and exercise any trade in- any town Or place within Great Britain. Among the indictments issued from the Crown Office, Edinburgh, against individuals to stand their trials at tho approaching Circuit Court to be Held iu this city, is o.-. o against William :\ I. BorthwieR, who was ." Jim- time a- o in the Sentinel Office, " fof theft, by breaking on<-.- t lockfast places in the Sentinel Newspaper Olficd, Glas- gow," and which, it is understood, led to tiie late fatal due! — Glasgow Couriei. Mr. Borthwick, of the Glasgow Sentinel, was ap- prehended at Dundee on Thursday, and carried to Ed- inburgh next morniiig, by Mr. Patrick Mackay, mes- senger dt firms, on a Justiciary warrant, charging h ni with having abstracted several letters and other nii'iniH- cripts from the printing office of that paper, The logali v of Mr. Bortliwick's conduct, we understand, is involved in, a question still pending, as to whether, at the tiina of his taking the papers, lie was of was not a proprietor? His statement is, that he. was so : That he had agreed, no doubt, to sell his interest in the concern to his part- ner Alexander ; but that the latter not having fulfilled the conditions of the bargain, Borthwick had obtained a judgment of the Magistrates of GlasgoA, reihstatln.' him in the possession ; that he had accordingly resumed possession, before witnesses ; but was immediately thrown into prison, on an old caption for debt ; that he was liberated by his agent on the evening of Sunday the 10t! i March ; that about seven o'elcick next morning he went to the office, , and tdo'fe from one of ihe desks, which was open, and from another, of which he still retained the key, the manuscripts iu question ; that lie conceived himself entitled to do this ; and . that he had a strong inducement to it, namely, to save himself from the con- sequences of prosecutions brought against him through the acts of his partner. A voting man, who had beeit a compositor in the Sentinel office!, aud who, it is aaid, was employed by Bdrthwick to carry the papers to tint Tontine, lias, also been committed on a Justiciary war' rant, as his master's accomplice.— Dundee Advertiser. THE LATE DUEL. The following is said to be a correct copy of the Song, wliich occasioned the duel, omitting only the name of a Gentleman who has had no share in this muck to be lamented transaction : W1HG SONG. SUPPOSF. Il TO I? E WRITTEN BY ONE dF THE JAMEs's CERTAINLY" NOT1 BY" KING JAMES THE FJtSiST, Oil KING JAMES THE IMFTii* BUT PROBABLY BY ONE OF THE HOUSE OF STUART. TUNE—" Sfierijf Muir There's some say that they're Whigs, Ani| some say that we're Whigs, And some say there's nae Whigs ava, man j i But ae thing I'm } A pawky Whig doer Is the Whig that outwluggiftes a' man ! Cilouus. And they crack and weta'k, And they ta'k and we crack. And we ta'k and they crack awa, manf. For conscience, the anld Whigs Were sterling and bauld Whigs, And gied their oppressors a claw, man ; But now Whigs for si'ler ( Their calf on the pillar), Ken nought about conscience riva, man f And they crack and we ta'k, 1 The De'il took the lawyer, And left the poor sawyer, lie wasna a mouse to his paiv, man ; Ovvr straught war his mark, man, But a Whig Signet Clerk, man, Can ony thing, ony way, thraw, man ! And they crack, and we ta'k, They rant about Freedom, But when ye ha'n ft? e'd ' em, Cry bet, or cry cauld, and they'll blaw, man $ Tak him maist rampagant, And mak him King's Agent, And, hegh 1 how his fury A'ill fa', man ! And they crack, aud we ta'k, & c. There's stot- feeder Stuart, Kent for that fat cow— art, How glegly he kicks otiy ba*, man ; And , langchiel, man, " Whose height migl^ t serve wcel, man* To read his ain name on a wa\ man ' And they crack, and we ta'lt, 8tc » Your knights o'thcrpen, man, Are a' gentlemen, man, Ilk body's a limb o' the law, man ; Tacks, bonds, precognitions* Bills, wills, and petitions, And ought but a trigger some draw, man { And they crack, and we ta'k, & c. Sae foul fa' backbiters, Wha rin down sic vriters, Wha fatten sae brave, an' sae braw, man, Ilk Whiggish believer, Iik privileged riever, Come, join in a hearty huzza, man, For they crack, an: we ta'k, And they ta'k, and we crack, And we ta'k ahd they crack awa, man \ ) And on tbe vei'v day, Wednesday, March 37, on which Sir A. B'Osvvelldied, The Glasgow Sentinel, as vet ignorant of the duel which bad taken place in Fifeshi're, contained the following verses, in evident allusion to Mr. Borthwick and Mr. Stuart t— THE BULLY'S LAMENT. A POPULAR NEW ANGLO SCOTTISH MEDLEY, WRITTEN KY A CELE- BRATED PICKPOCKET IN EDINBURGH GAOL, ANIi SET TO MUS- L: BV SAUNDERS YOUR, A LOW ITINERANT FIDDLER IN GLASGOW. TUNE— See the ship, & c. See the coach at. the door is waiting, Black- eyed l? hele* I go from thee ; See the scrolls from my pocket peeping* Nabbed so slyly all for me. Should my heroes be sent to limbo, In the cause of the S * t brave; l) o ( Your) your utmost to befriend themM The thief, the traitor, and the slave. Tune—" Scots wha hae," See. . Knaves wha hae wi' ffoggart bled, Thieves whom gaols hae'aften fedt Triumph in the daring trade,- Of burglary for me ! Now's the day, atu. 1 now the hour, c The morning clouds begin to lour, Up, up the stairs \ ikej* ree; neti pour, Spite uf chains and pillory ! Wha far I - k— th— g's King, Tory papers would 11a bring, ,• • Though to- morrow he should swing > On the gallows tree ? Wha would be a coward knave ? Wha Would till a traitor's grave ? Wha sa base as be a slave ? But those who can wtaA'c free ? r ?! At tlie meeting of tlie Glasgow Presbvterv on Wed- tmsdnv last, Dr. Burns went over tlie same ground lie did last vear. with respect to the possibility of a union ofthe seccdt'n < » * 4xxlies with the Establishment. He was 1"< 1 to think that the' time for completeunion was not far distant, ami that now at least some facilities should he furnished for entibliftg the two bodies to have a closer C innection and comriiuiiicntiqn with one another. 1 he consideration of the subject was afte. ru;, lilt resumed with greater energy, and the Doctor intimated that. be would probably soon have the honour of making a special mo tion 011 tli" sul>| ect. " M OH til B LB PARRICIDE.— Some days ago a barbn- rt> U6 murder was coo. milted at Kilsyth, V2 miles from Gl » » - p < w. A quarrel look place between a father aud soil, under the following circumstances :— The father, coming into the house, found the son lying drunk, and was angry with him — Some wo ds ensued, hut the father, aware of the vindictive temper of his son when iri that state, left him and went out to a little distance, from the house. The son soon after got up, and seizin" a large knife, which he was accustomed in his drunken fits to wield, rushed out. aud going straight forward to the place where his father stood, seized him by the throat, wiih one band, while he made three tleep stalls into his parent's bowels with the knife which he held in the other hand. The poor - num.. who had some distance to walk, reaching his bouse with f'. ifik- tlly. literally carrying in his hands part of his bowels, which hfd obtruded through the wounds. The cruel monster fled, but had the savage hardihood to return on Sun- day last, to go into the bouse, and survey the dead body of his murdered father ! The murderer has, for the moment, escaped, but the officers of justice are in search uf him. ~ BIRTHS. ~ At Whi'eh. ill Place, London, on the 29th ult. Lady James Stuart, of a soil. In West Nicolson Street, on the 50th ult. Mrs. C. Terrot, of a son. At Illoombail on the 3d ihst. the Countess of Elgin, ofa dan bier. .' J . ; At Home, on the I( Jtli ult. the Lad) of John Cranfurd, Ji^ q. of A orb* names, ofa son. On the 4th inst. Mrs. Baillie of Mellerstain, of » daughter. At Edinburgh. < » ' die 30ih ult. the Lady of William Stirling, E, q. ofa soil.. MARRIAGES. At Stirling, on the' 2d irtst. Liont. Charles Wightman Siev- • wright. Rifle Brigade, to Miss Christina Watt, daughter of the late John Watt, Esq. At Edinburgh, on the 3d inst. William Pollock, Esq. iWieitor. ijjJLaw. " to Frances, youngest daughter of Peter re'et. DEATHS. At Tort Glasgow, on thr 23d ult. Captain Hugh Douglas. At Edinburgh, on the 29th ult. Mrs. Trotter, relict of Ruben Trotter of Castlclaw, E- q. A't North Betw- xk, on the 22d tilt. Mrs. Drown, wife of the Rev. George Brown, Minister of the Associate Congre- ga. ion there. At Smith Place, on the 57th ult, Margaret, daughter of Sir. Rrilrert Mir, merchant, Leitb. At Liverpool, on the 20th ult. aged 22, Thomas, the only son of George Iiutheiford, E- q. Glasgow. At Ensham Hull, Oxfordshire. on the 1st inst. Colonel Peler Hay. ofthe Bengal Establishment. At Weymouth, on the 9th ulhjohn Bus!, by Maitlen. l, Esq. cfEccles. At her house in Cupar, on the 28th ult. Mrs. Wemyss, Sen. of Wemyss Hall. At Burcleuch Place, on the IRtbult. Mrs. Brown, relict of the Rev. John Brown of Haddington. A. AXD IT. PHILLIPS, CABINET MAKERS ETURN their most respectful thanks to th Ladies and Gentlemen of the Town and (> unty o! Aberdeen, for the very liberal and Unprecedented encourage ment they have received since they commenced Imsiness, • They now take this opportunity of submitting to their atten- tion, a most choice assortment of FANCY, CABINET. AND UPHOLSTERY GOOkDS. Selected from the most respectable Houses in London by W. P. They have also on hand, a variety of fashionable CABINF. T FURSITU RE, Ofthe very best descriptions which being manufactured from the best materials, and under their immediate inspection, they can with the utmost confidence recommend. A. & W. I'. beg to assure their Friends and the Public, that the same unremitting attention shall continue to be paid to the various departments of their business, which has merit- tell th > t support they iuve hitherto so liberally experienced. N. B— A GRAND HARMONIC PIANO FORTE to be disposed of on reasonable terms. Union Street, April 12, 1822. FLAX AND CLOVER SEEDS, AT REDUCED PRICES. HPHE SUBSCRIBER has just received, by the it LOUD IIUNTI. V. from London, a large sttppjy of Red and While CLOVER and 11115 GRASS SEEDS, some of which are of very superior quality, and can be sold on very low terms. EN. GLJSH SPRING TARES. Annual and Perennial RYE GRASS, very weighty. Dutch and American FLAX SEEDS, of crop 1821, with Certificate. LESLIE CIlUICKSHANK. Aberdeen. April 2. I8S2. r- JJk> Ilcwat, E* q. Dundas Street. ' F. rtHlONABLE LEGHORN and WHITE STR AW BONNETS. WILLI AM SUTHEU'LAND returns his sincere thanks, to the Ladies of Aberdeen and its vicinity, likewise In Merchants in town and colmtry, for their support these eight years, and has to inforni them, that he has got to band, bv last Smack, a. great nsfcirttm- rit of LEGHORN BONNETS ; SPLIT STRAW and IHINSTABLE ISON- Ji F I S. for Shapes and Qiiality not to be equalled in this part of the Kingdom. , LEGHORN BONNETS, sold from 20s. to 40s. SPLI f STRAW BONNETS. from 8s. to 15s. DUNSTABLE BONNETS, from 3s. to 8s. warranted the best kind ever sold in Aberdeen, being a third cheaper ttjan last year's prices. Likewise a great assortment of EDGING3 and BROAD 1; ACE, ro be sold under Prime Cost. 4th Siopjrnvt Proad Street 1 South Sm'e of Qneen Street. 5 1 PETERHEAD COACHES. THF, PROPRIETORS of the PETERHEAD CO ACH F. S beg leave to inform the public, that in con- sequence of the Tolls being considerably raised upon them, they tre under the necessity of fixing the Fares at Inside, Outside. Enow, ( is. 4s. Mi>- 7iA » , 12S. 8S. Pt- risafliAD. 12s. 8s. Passengers! taken up between stages, to pay nt the rate- of •} d. inside, and 3d- outside, per mile— to commence on Mon- day Ihst. jtbertfeen, April 12, 1822. RAPE SEED CAKE FOR SALE, FOR BEHOOF OF THE UNDERWRITERS. To be sold . by public roup, on Friday the 19th curt, in Virtue ofa Warrant from the Magistrates of Aberdeen, rpHE damaged part- of the CARGO of RAPE SEED • A CAKE, lately landed from the Schooner James, from Dubbn, and presently lying in the Warehouse of the Aber- deen Lime Company, near the Canal Basin. v The valuable qualities of this article, for Manure, are well known. The whole will be sold in Lots to accommodate purchasers. ' The Calp' may be seen, and particulars known, by applying to Alex. Forbes, Marischsl Street, Aberdeen. The sale to begin at half- past one o'clock, r. if. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. r| 1HE Trustees for the Creditors of WILLIAM A REITH. Manufacturer in Aberdeen, having realized. 4the Estate of the said William Reith, hereby intimate, that the Funds will be divided by William Westjand, Advocate in Aberdeen, their Agent, upon the 4th day of May next, against which time it is requested that all those who have not already done so, will lodge their claims, properly Touched, as formerly advertised. April 9 1822. CAPITAL FARMS, ON THE BUCHAN COAST. rpHE following FARMS on the Estate of Slains, - 1 belonging h> Col. GOKDON of Cluny, are to be Let, for 19 year,, from Whitsunday, 1822;— Acres. • 198 115 180 KlRKTONand SEAFIELD, consisting of MAINS and CIIAWLEY, ... OLD ci och row, MILL of LEASK. aud CROFT NEW CLOCHTOW, 140 JJ. B. This Farm is also to be divided, and let in Three pos- sessions. ALEHOUSE HTLL 150 N. 13. Tin's Farm is alio to lie divided, and let in three pos- sessions. . OGSTON, • WATERSIDE, hasofArable Land, and of Link Pasture, 90 268 1 400 100 84 68 147 £ 02 113 150 90 56 , IT AD DO * CO A THILL, ... M U DHOLE, FEU. >•• • « - ••• **• •• UPPER BROGAN, SM1DDY HILL, KN A PSLF. ASX BYRE LRASK NORTH KNAPPERNA There are also several CH OFTS to Let. These Lands are in general of ihe finest quality, well adapt- ed for the growth of all kinds of grain, and green c op. The tenants will have the advantage of using calcareous sand, which is in great abundance upon the Estate, and very efficient. There is also plenty of Moss for their accommodation. Tbe Port of New- burgh, where grain is exported, ftnd lime and cixils, & c. imported, bounds the south side of the proper- ty, and the tine fishing village of Colliesum, upon- the Estate, affords a large supply of excelt- nt Fish and Dung. The Climate is good, and the Lands are situated within 14 J. lilcs of Aberdeen, and 10 of Peterhead, so that tbe Estate is possessed of many local advantages, and every reasonable encouragement will be given to improving tenants. The boundaries of the Farms will be pointed out by Alex. F* th. Ground Officer, on the Estate. Attendance will be given at Collieston frotu the 12th to the 3" 0th AjtfiL4urt. tur the purpose of letting the Farms. THE CHRONICLE, ABERDEEN SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1822. . of Jjolttics. ALTHOUGH false Statement*, of the probability of pacific arrangements between Russia and the Forte are still circulated, by the interested, no doubt can be rationally entertained, that war is certain. ' The n/ ti malum of Russia was given in some time since, and the rejection of that ultiradtunf by the Porte in terms of in dicrnatioii is before the public, copied into the English Journals from those of Vienna. Tlie Austrian paper has fallen in value in consequence of this intelligence • and although no other issue could reasonably be expect- ed to the negotiations and warlike . preparations of Russia, a strong sensation has been produced all over Europe. The politicians, who believed the repose of Europe secured by tbe measures adopted by the Holv Alliance— that France would' ' main degraded, but yet tranquil, uiider the rule of the Bourbons— begin to sus- pect the infallibility OF Prince METTERNICH and the . Marquis of LONDONDERRY, and the question is, how the Governments of Austria and Britain shall act?— Their mediation has been disregarded, and the Emperor ALEXANDER; giving them civil words, and assuring them he is very much obliged by the trouble they have taken, has steadily proceeded towards his object, as ii no such powers had been in existence. The issue ofthe contest we have never believed to be doubtful, as far as the Porte is concerned ; but what mav be the effects ol renewed warfare ill the present state of F. urope, wo ven- ture not to anticipate. In the present state of the press in France, we can expect no satisfactory account of what is really passing in that country ; but there is tea- son to believe, that four- filths of the population, includ- ing'the military, are decidedly hostile to the present Government. Yet that Government is said to be fo- menting a counter- revolution in Spain, and increasing the sanitary cordon upon the frontiers, at the time when the contagious fever is almost quite extinguished. Parliament being adjourned to the 17th, there is at present a cessation in the war of words, but many inter- esting subjects are to come under consideration when the Commons re- assemble ; and the rising spirit of the peo- ple of England is strongly manifested in the speeches delivered, atid resolutions entered into, at public meet- ings i- n various parts of the country. These we cannot particularly notice at present, nor the proceedings at Lancaster, against certain members of the Manchester Yeomanry Cavalry,' for acts committed on the memor- able Kith August, 1819, which have terminated by a verdict of Not Guilty. The Agricultural Report has at length made its ap- pearance-— and although it contains several suggestions for tbe relief of the agriculturist, they arc on all hands censured as unsatisfactory, and even futile. The Com- mittee recommends that, when prices fall to a certain extent, government should advance £ 1,000,000 upon consignments of grain, to prevent the necessity of its being sold at a lower rate than will remunerate the grower. It is also recommended to impose an import duty of 12s. or 15s. per quarter, until the price shall rise to 80s. and upon the whole, the attention of the Committee appears to have been exclusively directed to the means of raising the price of grain, without considering the real causcs ofthe present distress, or the means of re- lieving it. These gentlemen seem to be of opinion that, under the present burthens of the country, both agricul- turists and manufactures may be prosperous and thriving, provided the value of the necessaries of life can be suffi- ciently enhanced ; and that gold and silver may be had in such abundance, that the restrictions of paper currency shall not be felt as any inconvenience. However agree- able such doctrines may be to Ministers, thev will not be allowed to pass current in the Country. The real causes of the depressed state of the country are well un- derstood to be over taxation— the resumption of cash payments, which ought never to have been suspended— and in 6ome measure the prevalence of luxury ; and in order to remedy the evils arising from these sources, a " Teat diminution of public expenditure is absolutely ne- cessary, and the strictest economy. It may no doubt be exceedingly disagreeable to admit, what has been so long and so strenuously denied ; but when the greatest agriculturists of England speak out so plainly as Mr. COKE and Mr. \ YESTERN have spoken, both in Par- liament and at public meetings, distinctly stating, that fanners are living upon their capitals, and that in one of the first grain counties, Essex, two- thirds of them are actually insolvent, it is time to look at things as thev really are, for delusions have had their day. The late Duel lias created a great sensation through- out the country, and particularly in England. A fatal event in such rencontres is nothing so uncommon ; but the circumstances, which led to the meeting between Sir ALEXANDEH BOSWELL and Mr.' SruAflT, were so extraordinary and so immediately connected with the political state of the country, that no similar event id our times has so much interested the public. When the Beacon newspaper was first estalilished in Edinburgh, it was not generally believed, that those concerned in the publication could have any just pretensions to be consider- ed as Gentlemen ; but the discovery of the celebrated Bond proved, that the publication, such as it was, had its supporters, who thought it fair to have recourse to false assertions and personal abuse, when a desperate cause could be no otherwise defended. The Subscribers to this Bond, it will be recollected, declared in favour of the Principles of the Beacon ; and that too, it would seem, before the publication bad made its appearance— for it came out at length, that the publication had been, for the whole time of its continuance supported on the credit of this 6bligatio » , and by no other means-. The --. airiotic individuals, tiowcver, wlio acteil a part so dis- 1 i crested, wished to " do good by stealth, and blusher! to find it fame :" it was! very well amo gst themselves to import good principles, brtt they were not ostentatious : . hey did not wish that their laudable exertions to save the Jonstitution should be blazoned before the world,. an: 1, they modestly withdrew their support from the Beacon. Out of the ashes of this Beacon arose the Glusgou) Sen tincl, and hrtw far that Journal has received pecuniary support from the disinterestedliberalitv of the loyal is not \ et known ; but that literary contributions have been re- gularly furnished bv the party has been amply proved. It is, however, mote than probable, that important dis- closures must soon take place, concerning the real ob- ject of these publications, the me; frts by which they were supported, and the individuals concerned. Indeed, the object has ever been apparent, for the incessant attempts to injure the characters of the Friends of' Reform, by the grossest misrepresentations and blackguard personal abuse, have proved their distinguishing characteristic from tlie dav ol their first appearance. The party, un- able to contend with stubborn facts and unanswerable ar- guments, found, or thought it necessary to have recourse to other means of annoyance and defence, than hi. ve heretofore been in use among men of honour, and no doubt ancient and highly respectable authority may be pleaded for so doing, for— Fteclere si netjueo svperos. acheronta mov.' ho, comes to be the natural reasoning and resolve of one de- termined to accomplish his end bv whatever means: If heaven rfuse to hear my prayers, Vll try the powers of hell. Mr. S'i'UAKT of Dunearn had long been obnoxious to the party who patronized these Journals, and in com- mon with others distinguished for independence and pub- lic spirit, became the subject of their grossest abuse. His correspondence with the Lord Advocate. is vet fresh inonr memories, and will not be speedily forgotten ; and the narrative of Mr. BORTHWICK'S negotiation, to save himself fror/ i prosecution bv giving up certain manu- scripts, is very simple, and in no respect improbable He savs, that he had agreed to relinquish all interest in the Glasgow Sentinel, am! had advertised out ofthe con- cern ; but his partner, ALEXANDER, being unable to make good the conditions agreed upon— he, BOR'L'Ei- WICK— was reinstated by decreet of the Magistrates of Glasgow, and put in possession according to the legal forms. Mr. ALEXANDEH, who appears to be as staunch a mail of honour as the Weavers and Arrow- smiths of the John Bull, asserts that BoRTHWiCK was no longer a partner, and committed an aggravated net of theft in obtaining possession of the manuscripts in ques- tion. The case mav be easily determined-— but suppos- ing it true, that BORTHWICK, was no longer a partner and had no right to take and give up the manuscripts, how can that affect the case of Mr. STUART ? He had al- ready commenced an action against BOUTHWICE as pub- lisher, but lie had no reason to believe him the writer of he libels upon his character; and had he advertised a • eward for the discovery of the lurking assassin, or as- sassins, who had so basely traduced him, his right to do so we conceive Unquestionable- The Song which, it is " id, Sir ALEXANDER BOSWELL admitted to bp in his hand writing is given iu another part of this paper, it • s but justice to Mr. STUART to give it all publicity, and comments are qttite unnecessary. BIRTHS — At Aberdeen, on the 6th inst. the I. Jinv of Dr. FIAKDINO WAI. KEU. ( late Surgeon in the 60th. and 73d Regi- ments) ofa Daughter. At. Hetty bill Cottage, on the 23d March, Mrs. MACKENZIE. of a . on. DEATHS— At Aherdfen, on tbe 20i! i ultimo, JAMES CROCKETT ROBERTSON, late merchant in Curacoa. At Bath, on the 20th March. Mrs. ADEXANPER ROBERTSON, daughter of the late James Sinclair, E-. q. of Durrau, county of Caihrtess. At Moy, near Forres, o » I the 1 st curt. Cor. o\' ET. HUSH GRANT of Moy, late ofthe Hon. East India Company's Service. Tuesday, the Very Reverend the Synod of Aberdeen met here, when, after an excellent Sermon by the Rev. Dr. MiTCUjBi. t.. JCemrlay. from 2 Cor. iv. 2. they made ch iee of the Rev. Dr. SK « 5E KI: IR:- R. of Keith- hall, to be Moderator. No particular business came before the Synod on this occasion. The Rev. James Daun. M. D. Rector of Westmorland, Ja t- aica, has heen appointed Chaplain to the Honourable House lif Assembly. Aliout ten days ago, a Flock of 60 to 100 Swans took up their lodgings for a night in the Loch of Skene, in this neigh- bourhood. and departed next morning in a north- west direction. Tney appeared to have come from tbe South, and to have taken the Lech as a stage of rest on Ibcir journey. It is not ( together rare to see a few- of these birds in that quarter, dur- g the course of the winter; but a Sock, of the number mentioned, is a very uncommon circumstance. We are happy lo learn that the Commissioners of Police have been, for some time, in corresponreuce wiih Sir Richard riirnic. Chief Magistrate of the Police of the Metropolis, with the view of procuring a properly qualified person, to place at the hesd of oui Nightly Watch ; and that Sir Richard, ( whose father was a native of this place) has most readily enter- ed into their views; and expects soon to be able to provide us with an active and efficient offietr, from whose services' we may hope to receive that protection to our p- rsons and pro- perty, which such Establishment is calculated ro afford. PRICE OF PROVF" SIONS, & C. IN THE' ABERDEEN MARKET, YESTERDAY. Quartern Loaf — — 9d Oatmeal. p. peck, 10dal0| d Bearmeal. — — 7d a 8d Potatoes, Malt, — Beef, p. lb. Mutton, — Veal, — — lOd a Is 3d — 2s 6d a — 3d a — 4d a — 4d a p(: rk,- — — 2$ d a 6d Butter. — — 12d a 15d Eggs, p, doz. 4d a Os 7d Cheese, p. st. 6sOda 7sOd Tallow, — Ss Od a 9s 6d Hav.. — — 7d a Od K. v. v Hides, p, lb. 3d a - i r- 1 Coals, p. boll, 5s 6d a Os Od MEMBERS OF ASSEMBLY. University and King's College of Aberdeen.— Rev. Professor Paul. University of St. Andrew's-— The Reverend Dr. Nicol, Principal ot ihe United College. University of Glasgow-— Principal Taylor. Presbytery of Elton Rev. Mr. Cock. Crudcn ; Rev. Mr. Douglass, Ellon, Ministers-. Rev. Mr. Scott. Professor of Moral Philosophy, King's College, Ruling Elder. Presbytery < f Stralhbogie.— Mr. Simmie of Rothiemay, and Mr. Forsyth of Morllach, Ministers ;— And William Inues, Esq. W. S. Edinburgh, Ruling Elder. Presbytery of Fordoun.— Rev. Dr. George Cook, Lanrence- kiik ; Mr. Patrick Stewart, Kinneff; and . Mr. Janes Drum- mond, Glenbervie, ministers. George Douglas, Esq. Sheriff- depute of KincaiiHliesbire, Ehlor. Burgh of Tflirt.—^ Robert Paul. Esq. Elder. Presbytery ofDunitee. — Dr. M- Lachlan, and Mr. Macvicar, Dundee ; antl Mr. Davie, Inchture ; ministers.— George Palerson. Esq. Castle Huntly. Elder. Presbytery of Forfar.— Mr. Rankine, liiverarify ; and Mr. Headric. k, Dunnichen ; ministers— George 1.. von,- Esq. of GJenogil, W. S. Elder. Presbytery of Nairn.— Mr. Grant, Nairn; and Mr. Camp- bell, Ardersier; ministers. — Mr. Mylne, chaplain at Fort George, Elder. CUSTOMS OF SCOTLAND. Abstract Account of the Establishment, at the 8th of February 1822, for tile Collection of the Revenue of Customs in Scotland, Total. To . al. PorCS. Salaries. Ports. Salar es. Edinburgh, aeiq. Hs' 0 Kirkwall =£ 1487 10 Alrerdeen 3561 0 Lei lb 10,564 0 Ayr 1220 0 Lerwick 956 10 Alloa 1047 10 Montrose 2212 0 Anstrtither 1190 0 Oban 705 0 Banff 1005 0 Perth 1308 0 B01 rowstounness 2360 0 Port patrick 742 10 Carrpbeltowu 147^ 10 Port- Glasgow 6231 0 Dumfries 1127 10 ; I'restonpans 1 ISO 0 Dunhar 900 0 Rothsay 631 0 Dundee 2501 0 Stornoway 524 0 Fort William 510 0 Stronraer 1194 10 Glasgow 5472 10 Thurso 1260 0 Giangeinouth 2110 0 Tobermory 475 0 Greenock 12.30.5 0 Wigtoti 830 t Inverness 1763 0 Melville, Quar. " es. 670 c Irvine 1/ 40 0 Alert, Qnar. Ves 620 f Kirkaldy 1.5 75 10 Kirkcudbright 720 0 Total =£ 91,659 1- Myral Philosophy Class. 1. D. vid Williamson 2. Alexander Ross 3. John M'Kenzie 4. George Wilso. l. Htunaniti/ Class. 1. John Inverarity 2. James Mitchell 3. Robert Gillies 4. Wd'i. un Robwtson.' Chemistry Class. 1. Sa. nuel M- 1 IK- RSON 2. Colin Brown J. Alex. M'Cull 4. Wm. Robertson. Second Greek- Class. Win. Paul, inagistrand. Adam Tlioin, tertian. Robert Sutherland, semi. Second Humanity Class. D. Williamson, magistrand. Adam Thorn, tertian. John M'Donald, semi. after a comparative trhil. On Monday last, a iloek of about thirty swans made the appearancei hovering about the river Suuthesk, b « tv, iiu the Bridge of IWlnn and lb.- Castle, pout. Ont> of them, Sup- posed to hate been Wounded in the Back Safuls, was unable to ving its way with the rest of its companions, and alighted on the river, where it was shift. This rare ahd beautiful birtl weighed upwards of 24 pounds, and measured 7 feet and a halt between the tips ofthe wings, and 4 feet 10 inches from the bill to the point of tile tail. Mr. GORDON, who was reported in the Courier to have left the service of tbe Greeks in disgust, passed ihrough this town on Thursday, for his seat at Cairness. Aberdeenshire, and has authorised the most positive contradiction of that statement.— He left Greece on a regular leave of absence, . in coe. svo ience of extreme illness, which confined htm in bed at X inle lor two months : and so far from having been under the necessity of escaping by Stealth, he was Saluted in every town he passed through, all the way to the coast opposite Z inte, where be embarked. . He now boidstlle commission of General in the service of the Greeks. The following Students have obtained Prizes at King's College, this Session : First Greek Class. 1. John Grant 2. John Inverarity 3. James Fotheringham 4.. William Robertson 5. Donald Kennedy, Mathematical Class. ]. William Steven 2. Donald Stewart 3. William Campbell 4. Robert Cruitkshank 5. John M'Allum In the same Class, in addi- tion to ihe above, ( here was given another Prize to Peter Innes, in testimony of the Professor's approbation of his conduct, and proficiency in Mathematics. Natural Philosophy Class. 1. Adam Thom 2. James Curhill 3. Walter Ross Taylor 4. Alex. Murdoch. Tt. e Huttonian Prize was, signed to John Nicol; who likewise obtained Ihe Prize for the' best Essay on Taste competed for by the Gentlemen of the Magistrand Class. CIRCUIT INTELLIGENCE. INVERNESS, April 11.— The Circuit Court of Justi- ciary was opened here, on Monday last the 8th current, by the Right Honourable Loun MKAHOWRANK. Prayer having been said by tbe Rev. Mr. Eraser, his Lordship, in consequence of the absence of Mr. Macneil, the Advocate- Depute, owing to a domestic calamity ( the death ofa sister, we believe) appointed Mr. Mei. zies lo that office, ad interim, and the Circuit Clerk not having come forward, Mrv A. Stuart was in like manner nominated interim Clerk. The oath of office was then adminis- tered to tbe gentlemen respectively. After these preliminaries the business of the Court commejioed. The first case that came on for trial was that of Duncan Stuart r. ecused of a violent assault on George Macpheison.— He pled guilty, and was sentenced to sis months imprisonment in the jail of Inverness. Alexander Sinclair. Shoemaker, in Clachvale of Brabster, in the parish of. Iteay, anil County of Caithness, was then put. to the bar, on an indictment accusing him of having, on the 11th December, 1821, by suffocation, strangulation, or other means unknown, murdered Christian Sinclair, in Torglass, and that her body was found afterwards in the River of Brab- ster, on 28; h January 1S22. The case was one< jf circumstan- tial evidence; and the general outline of it as proved is this.— Christian Sinclair, ihe deceased, was about 40 years of age. was never married, arid bad had three natural children to dif- ferent fathers. About the beginning of last winter the neigh- bours became suspicious of her being again pregnant, antl from her great and improper intimacy « ith tbe prisoner, fastened on him as the father. Iu the latter end of last November, she tailed oil a midwife in Thurso, and revealed her situation ; and added, that the prisoner would likely also call on the mid- wife to ascertain her opinion, lint ihe deceased entreated the midwife on no account to tell him of her situation, for if ht heard of it, she bad great fears he would mvircl'.' r her alowe in the cottage, or her way home from Thurso that day. The pri- soner called shortly on the midwife, after this interview, and inquired particularly whether Christian Sinclair had being calling there, and if she were wiih child? The midwife ad- mitted she had told him of h « ? r situation, and that if any thing happened- to the woman or child, she would hold him answer- able for it. A week after, the prisoner again Called and offered soma whisky if the midwife would give him medicine to pro- cure an abortion, which she refused domg ; and, in a very few days, Christian Sinclair was amissing and was never afterwards seen, until her dead body was. after a long search, found in the Hiyer Brabster. A son ofthe deceased also swore that about a month before, the prisoner called his mother out one night, and he overheard him saying to her, that if she laid her burden at his door he would make an end of her. She had been wording the whole of the 11th December at a farmer's and bad engaged to come back next day. Ah;> ut sunset she left the work and went to her own ho » t « *. About two hours after one of the witnesses observed her going for water to a small livulet, but the witness did not wait to sue Jier return. And- another witness about veven o'clock called at her house but found the door shut, and no one answered. On going next forenoon, the door easily opened, the whole farnrture ap- peared in order, hnt the wopian was gone. The wheel and wool cards, lay near the 6re4-> de j and the paii in which she con- stantly kept vvater was in the cottage, but without water, and there was none. in the room, nor was any article of furniture wanting, The prisoner was the same night occupied in a smuggling hut close by. Betwixt seven and eight o'clock he went into his father's house not far from Christy's for a filler and some meal to carry to the hut which he took avvay with him. About an hour after one ofthe witnesses went up from the father's house to this hot. Sinclair got a tin pail full ol ale and left the hut, spying he was going with it to the wife of one James Sutherland, whose husband he would take br. ek with him as uu assistant at the distiMing operations. Sinclair accordingly went to Sutherland'^ but the pail was empty, and he said, that he had fallen on a declivity coming down from the hut and split the ale. ON entering Sutherland's room the prisoner took some straw and rubbed down his trovvsers, which he said were soiled by the fall. lie appeared agitated, and Sutherland told him he looked ill. To which the pikoner replied, that it was no wonder considering wheie he had been, but mentioned no place. The prisoner prevailed here upon a brother of Jaittes or Robert Sutherland to go with him to the hut where they Staid till next morning. This witness also remarked the pri- soneresHI- looks, but forgot the aisswer h< T made. After a most laborious search about the whole moss holes and waters of the place, the body w as at last found. There was no mark of vio- lence ; and on dissection, the same appearances were observed as in that of drowned persons. Notwithstanding the loug pe- riod of 48 days, during which the body was aipissing, putre- faction had made very little progress, and the t od, was cover- ed over « itb a thick coating of clay to which nothing similar could be found, but in. one small part about a mile above, the rest of the water channel being sandy. The head was towards the source of the river and the hands aud teeib were closely clenched. Under these circumstances, Ibe medical men could not be positive that the deceased came by a violent cfe- ath Though the body bod an appear . nee uf having lain long in the water, vet no part of it was defaced by animals, aud ib » me- dical witnesses seemed difHcul'teU to account for the nou- pu- trescence, from the mere atuisepiic powers ofthe water. The right leg of tne unhappy woman was forced through a hole iu her petticoat, whicti could not have taken place from any struggling in the water, and - it emed not to have been done by her. This petticoat was pinned on, but the pins were not lusted ; and the whole appearances could be accuunted for on the supposition, that the deceased had been in Some way first murdered, her body then concealed for a time in the nwss hole, and then thrown into the river. The River Brabstee was very foil ot wa: er on the 11th December, and about two furlongs from the deceased', cottage there were two pbuikstliiuwn across tbe river, as a tort of bridge. She might have thrown herself into the. tivtr, but as it was rocky, her body must have been defaced which it was not, if carried down the stream. She seemed ih nowise desponding on the evening of the day ; but a few days before pointing to the burying ground of WeMheld, observed to a witness, " that her own fiends lay there, and if she had God's peace w ith her, sbe would like to be with them." The prisoner's declarations were full of contradictions, but as 110 evidence of the corpus delicti could be obtained, the piosecuort after on eight hours tr. al, abandoned the case, and the Jury return,-., a Verdict of NOT PKOVEN. Eord Bleadowbauk . en dismissed the pnnnel from the bar, after an admonition « Inch no one who heard it can ever forget, for its eloquence and truth. Counsel for the Crown, W. Menzies, and G. Cheap, Eaqrs. Advocates. For the prisoner, John PeterGraut, Esq. M. P. Agent Duncan Cbisholm, Solicitor, Inverness The Court aujeur. ueU until next day, li isa singular coincidence that, at our last Circuit, Robert M Donald, was tried f, r the same sort of, offence— said to have ceil committed 111 the same mysterious manner—. to be proved IK tlie same number of witnesses— from the same County— de, ended by the same Counsel and Agent— aud ending in the , au. e result ofan ac initial for the Prisoner. J UESDA Y.— lilt Court met as early as nine o'clock, Peter . u'lnnes, Doiiaid M Innes, and Donald Cbisholm, * ," u'" i guilty -. 1 housebreaking and theft. Pvter and . nald M lnues were sentenced, to l'uur, oj; d Cbiiholm to eight uieutlut im^ risouaieut. Donald Fre er, taU Clrerir in ir. vch-. esS, ( tchi'- cH ofass. iti't with intent to commit a rtipe on the person ofa child of about seven years of age. having absconded; tvas outlawed— Senience of fugitation was also pronounced ag- inst William Ross, late Pos. tmastt r at IJonar, fbr a fraud on the Post Office. Robert licit! and Jalncs Henderson, for tlu- ft. transporta- tion for st ven years. James Radius and Thomas Tomtinsyn, accused of assault, were found not guilty- Robert M - Bride, found guilty of assault, was sentenced t* a year's imprisonment. John or Alexander Campbell, accused of falsehood, fraud, anil wilful imposition. This case was certified to tho High Court of Justiciary, to be advised 011 20tR Slav next. Archibald Macdouald. and Alexander Buie Macdonald, were found guilty of deforcing Officers of Excise, atnl sentenc- ed to three months imprisonment. Angus Macdouald w is found guilty of two separate acts of assault, one of them with Circumstances of aggravation, and sentenced to seven years transportation. John Grunt, theft, 14 years transportation, WEDNESDAY.— This day the Court met in private; and gave judgment in rfn Appeal Ca. e. Tuis concluded the business here, aud ihe Court proceeded to Aberdeen. SA VAL INTELLIGENCE. The Sir William Wallace. Anderson, from this place, fof . yirrmiiehi arrived at Widew. tll, Orkney, on the 5- h inst. tha wind blowing strong from N'NVV. The following vessel* among others, formerly mention* d, were then in that harbour : Gales, Fame. Emerald, and Milo of Sunderland ; Abeona, Cumberland, and Perceval of South Shields ; Dairymple of North Shields; William of Newcastle ; Pilgrim of Kirkcaldy ; a brief belonging to Alloa. Craigie, nri^' er ; with the Jennio and Charlotte of B'yMi. A fleet of about 17 sail, chiefly ships,' was iu Long Hope, which proceeded next day, as stated irr our last, the wind having shifted to the eastward. The Sir Wiiiiani Wallace sailed at tho same time on her destination. On Monday last, a very large fleet, calculated about SOtf sail, which had been watting an opportunity of proceeding on their destined voyages, chiefly to the westward, America, Westi Indies, & c. sailed from Liverpool, with the wind at N. In' the fleet, were the Mary, Mathieson j Aimwell, ftjorison ; and it is believed all the other Abcrdeeu vessels at that port, bound to America. The steam boat, the Velocity, has heen employed* tfj- ls tat tow vessels to sea. Tier use* in this way may be of incaKlilaftlc j& Mj benefit; ant? especially in bringing vessels into ihe hafhour, with a: m westerly wind, which is- atway* a matter ot'diffictilty. and ( thanks* " to the blocks of stone which have beet; thrown into the water wa y ). a m a • t er of da nger t oo, as we ha v e s ce n e- x em p 1 i 6ed 100 ofte n . The Velocity took several coasters to sea, and twoof tbe Green- landmen, the Henrietta and Hercules. 011 Wednesday, in tha-' teeth of the wind, and with a considerable swell, when it would, have been impossible to have gotten them to sea by the ordinary means. Four Greenlandmen are still here, and as the wind continues easterly, the boat would be employed to take then* to sea like- vise, but ( oh I the improvements of the harbour !} they want water. Phesdo, Pennan, at Jamaica, from London. Brilliant, Burky, at do. loth Feb. with troops from Gree* nock. On Sunday the 7th imt. the Gleaner Shand; Jean, Stafford* Alert, Penny ; Hope, Robinson ; Dexterity. R - biuson ; and Eclipse. Souter, sailed from Peterhead, for the Greenland Whale Fishery. AKMVED AT A BETID EE X. April 5.—- B^ ossOm, Cormack, Beau! v. safmon ; Two Sisters*. Gray, Dysart, good4*.— tf. Liverpool. Packet, Law, . Liverpool, do.— 9. Lady Saltoun, Law. Fraserburgh, do ; Fly, Duncan, Peterhead, do ; NTimrod, Brown, London* do.—- 10. Search* Smart do. do; Fox, Allan, Hull, do.— Marquis uf H imtly, xk Davidson. Leith. do; Bromby, Middleton, Hull, dv » ; Aber- deen Packet, Kerr, and Champion, Gilbert, London, do.—* Six wit{ i lime, and 6 with coafs. SAILED. April 5-— Tvne, Barclay, Wick, goods ; Sophia. William- son, do. do ; Newcastle, Leslie, Newcast le, do ; Jean, Ross^, Cromarty, do; Traveller. Goldie, Savaimha, do ; Pilot, Law, and Alexander. Hogg. Miramicbi. do ; Hope, Wood, Pietois, do ; Alert, Smith. St. John's do.— 7, StirlinghrU, Everett, Inverness, ditto ; John, Sangster, Burghead grain,— 8. Ben- jamin and Alexander, MTnhes. Stornoway, goods ; Rotter- dam Packet, M'Dohald, Rotterdam, ditto ; Lord Huntly, Philips, London, d-'.— 9. Clyde Packet, Weir. Glasgow, do ; 10. Blossom, Cormack, Beaulyv do ; Newhall, Smith* Ler- wick. do ; Margaret, Cowie, Leith, oil- One with stones, aud 2 in ballast. At LONDON.— Expert, Leslie, 1st inst ; Cato, Davis, 5tb do.; Triumph, Find lay, and Regent, Turner^ 8th do. TIDE TABLE CALCULATED Fort AfMiltDEEJf BAR. ( APPARENT Tt: aa.) Morn/ rig Tide. J Evening Tide, • j 511 7. W. 511. 52. VI 6— 0 6- 33 7— 10 I 7 — tS 8— 2 9 J 9 — ( 5 9 — 44 | 10 — K 10 — 4J III — i'i 11— 56 i II — 59 April 13. Saturday, - 14. Sunday, 15 Monday, 16. Tuesday, . 17 Wednesday, 18. Thursday, - 1 9. Friday, J;".-- The Neap Tide is the Morning Tide « f the 16tli, Depth 13 Feet 9 Inches. MOON'S AGE. Last Quarter, tlie 1 kh day, at 4li. ?>"'. Afternoon TO CORRESPONDENTS. it/, shall appear in our next. Several other communication, have been received, hut loo late for insertion this week. P 0 S TS C R I P T. LONDON, April 9. American Papers, including a scries of Now Y. irk, from tbe 6th to the ! 6-' h March, hnve beer received. A Message from the President has been delivered in both Ili- u- es of Congress, recommending the formal recognition of tb'r inde- pendence of the Spanish Colonies south of tile United States, including of course Mexico. Columbia, and Peru. The Spa*. ni . h Ambassador at Washington, it is said, is preparing a protest against this measure, but borrever off'- isive its adoption may prove to Spain, it is not expected to lead to a rupture.— The weakness of that nation is not the only security again** iliat. extremity. The United States can duly appr. ciate tho- importante of the Flotillas, and already an icipate the advan- tages which they would be thence enabled to reap ju tile Spa- nish West India Islands in the event of hostilities. We hove receitej German Papers lothe 2Jt! r- ult. contain- ing intelligence Prom Vienna to the 27th. in which ii is stated tha- the Austrian Observer contains no news whatever res. pecting Turkey and Russia. An- iriiile dated Frankfort, tlio 28th, referring to ihe report of the rejection of tbe Itttssin Ultimatum by Turkey, states that there were some hopes that peace would be maintained. Letters from Lisbon, dated the 191I1 last state that in the sift- ing of the Cortes of that day, the Committee of' Twelve, an- poinred to take into consideration the state of the re'ation- c between Portugal and Brazil, made their Report, which was unanimously agreed to. It recommends, aiming other mode- rate conciliatory arrangements, that order, be dispatdu- d, di- recting the Prince Royal not to leave Rio Janeiro, and t » remain there until tlu genetal organization of the kin-' do. n of Brazil be completed. BRIGHTON, April 7.— After the Pavilion had forona whole week exhibited ( fating the evenings a gloom, scarctilv " darkness visible," it was enlivened 011 Saturday by the ar- rival of a number of Noble guests from town, wboca'ne dowt, 10 dine with the King. Lord Lauderdale. Lord Unburst, the, Deke of Wellington, Lor,! St. Helens. Prince E. ierhaiy, the- Marquis of Anglesea, Duke of Dorset, and somv others.— The Marquis of Londondeny and Lord Liverpool were ex- pected. but they were detained in town, expecting a Messen- ger with dispatches ftom Vienna. The Pavilion" wis illumi- nated from one end lo the other, and the Concert in the Great Music Room after dinner, embraced the usual splendid bamf selected by his Majesty. Tne King- is said 10 enjoy excellent health, although his extremely domestic and retired habit* prevent his shewing himself to his anxious and exnectin * people. 1 " An American paper says, If Commodore S ewart, m tho Franklin, should range alongside that patriotic llrate, namott Cochrane, his l. oriMiip may chance to get a warm reception; though not much to his liking, ft, appears tiiat the flag of tha United^ States a fiords no protection against tlx; long " spring nailed fingers of such pira'ical depredators." MADRID,. Match 27.- A duel has'taken place this day beiween Gen. Quiroga and cx- lV. puty Morena Gtierra. Ifr nppears tlmt the hitler had insulted the General in several1 letters which he had addressed to him. Only one of tbe pistols was loaded: on drawing lots, chance, put it into the hands of Quiroga. who discharged fi in Ihe air. COR N ESC HANGG, A-. rill" Our market was largely supplied . viih Wheat this momin- t, ami although the sales were very heavy, vet prime samples ob- tained la, t Monday's prices; but the inferior qualities have merely a nominal value, th. v, bein- little or • » « dcmuril tit them.
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