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The Aberdeen Chronicle


Printer / Publisher: J. Booth, jun. 
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The Aberdeen Chronicle

Date of Article: 04/05/1822
Printer / Publisher: J. Booth, jun. 
Address: Chronicle Street, Aberdeen
Volume Number:     Issue Number: 813
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JYb. 813.] Printed for J. BOOTH, J UN. Chronicle Street. [. Pricc Id. SE3BS3H * Sf A REMOVE. TliTILLIAM GELLAN most respectfully inti- T ¥ mites to his Friends and the Public, that he, has now REMOVED from Guirnow lo St. NICHOLAS STR K& T. where he will continue to carry on the BOOT and SHOE- M A KING Business in lis difierent Branches; and will keep on hand, an assortment of material of the finest quality, for Ladies and Gentlemen, Boots and Shoes, which, w ith work- manship that shall always be of a superior description, he liopes will give ample satisfrction to those who may favour liim with their orders. His Svtins aud Kids for Ladies Shoes, and Moroccos and Calf for Gentlemens Boots, he wculd particularly recommend as being excellent. \ V. G lakes this opportunity of offering his best thanks to lis numerous Customers for past favours, and now assures them, that his exertions shad not be wanting to merit their future support. N. B Orders from the country promptly and accurately- executed. St. Nicholas Street, Hay 1, 1822. APPLES, < Jc. M. S- TE W, A It T, NEAR TIIE HOTEL, UNION STREET. •>~ TT AS just received a small supply of NOR JMANDY i XI RENNETS, in excellent keeping condition. Those •• ishing to lay in a supply of this very superior A|> ple, Will jtiea- e apply earlv. the quantity being small. Likewise line NORMANDY WALNUTS. And by last Smack, a very fine parcel of Fruit, Consisting *> f, IMPERIAL PLUMS, very choice. TURKEY FIGS, pulled and flat. Jordan. Valentia, and Shell ALMONDS. Wu- catell and other RAISINS— CURRANTSi CHANGES, LEMONS, NUTS, & c. & c. M. S. with grateful thanks to those families and others % ho have hitherto patronized and supported her, begs to assure them, that every exertion shall be made'in order to deserve their continued kindness. Muth care has been bestowed in select- ing oi r present Stock, particularly of TEAS, at all prices, from 6*. upwards. The same quality at 7s. as Jot SOME time fas/ which has been so ™ itch esteemed. Very fine OLD SOAP, all kinds. Orders from Families in the country oxecuted with the greatest punctuality and care. KNOCK GRASS PARKS. THE GRASS PARKS of KNOCK v, ll be Let, for Ihe season, on Thursday the 9tb of May curt, being the day of Cornbill Market, as usual. GENERAL MEETING OF SUBSCRIBERS. PUBLIC ROOMS OF ABERDEEN, AGeneral Meeting of SUBSCRIBERS to tliese ROOMS will be he held, in Dempster's Hotel, qn Monday the 13th of May next, at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of taking into consideration a Report of the Commit- tee of Management, on the state'of the Funds and the best means r. f obtaining such a sum as may be required for complet- ing and furnishing the Buildings. A proposal will be sub-, mined for effecting this desirable object, by giving a preference to such Subscribers as have agreed or may agree to add 25 per cent, to their Subscriptions, ami continuing the powers already already conferred on the Committee, of borrowing on the secu- rity of the Buildings. A full attendance is requested. In the meantime, the state of the Rinds, and Minute Book, contain- ing a full detail of all proceedings, will be seen in the bands cf Mr. Burnett, Belmont Street, Secretary to the Commit- tee. By order of the Convener, THO. BURNETT. Aberdeen, A/ tril 30. 1822. BXI. S OF UNREDEEMED PROPER TT. WILLIAM DUFFUS - HEREBY IHTIMATES, THAT OS TUESDAY FIRST, THE " TH MAY, There will be sold by AUCTION, jy JJ. IG. MASSI& S HALL. UNION STREET. AVarietv of UNREDEEMED PROPERTY, pledged with him — consisting of Men's and Women's Wearing Apparel ; Blankets; Bed and Table Linen ; Fea- thers ; Eight- Day Clocks; Gold. Silver, and Melal Watches; Gold Wa ch Chains and Seals ; Rings ; Silver Plate ; and a number of other articles, which will be more particularly expressed in Catalogues, to be had the forenoon of the day of sale. The sale'- to commence precisely at six o'clock iu the eren- " ing. Aberdeen, April30, 1822. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS ; J A SB SALE OF GOODS, WILLIAM CORBET, Grocer in Aberdeen, hating granted a Ttusl Deed for the general behoof of his Creditors, those baring Claims against him are request- ed to lodge the same with Al. Webster, Advocate in Aberdeen, as soon as possible ; and such as are anywise indebted to the said William Corbel " 411 immediately order payment of the amount to Mr. Webster, to prevent expences. The STOCK cf GOODS and SHOP FURNITURE • will be disposed o.' in one I- ot; and immediate entry given to the Shop and Cedars in King- street, occupied by . W. Corbet. For farther particulars, application may be made to Mr. P. 31 • Farlane, Frederick- street ; Mr. Donald, at Messrs. R. CattoS C » . V King- strttet; or Mr. Webster, Advocate, the Trustees.' •' ' - '• FEU- DUTIES FOR SALE. Ttici/ will he exposed to sale, by puttiic roup, within Ander- son's New Inn, Aberdeen, on Thursday: the llnti of M » y curt, at 2 o'clock, , . THE FOLLOWING EEU- DUTIES. Viz. £ 14, £ 1, and £ 2 lOs. payable at Martinmas yearly, by per- xonS'from whom punctual payment may be depended on, and arising from Properties in Town, which afford unquestion- able secutity. These Feu- duties will be exposed m whole, or separately, as fnay be wished, and will be set up at eighteen years' pur- rhase, which will yield a purchaser 5\ per cent, for his money. The articles of roup, and titles, will be seen and every infor ( nation afforded, on application to Juhti Ewing, or Julia 1). Jliloe, Advocate* in Aberdeen. NEW NORTH COUNTRY TRADERS. TVt'D Vessels will immediately com- mence to carry Goods to and from Aber- ' deen, Inverness, Cromarty, BuO'ghead, fljid . the adjacent placet. For particulars- apply to Messrs. James Philip and Co. Aber- fleen. or Mr. Stevenson, Fortrosc. Aberdeen, April 30. 1822. HISTORICAL ACCOUNT AND DELINEATION C> F ABERDEEN. Fn a short time will ba published. By JAMES JOHNSTON. Bookseller, Union Street, Elegantly printed, in One Volume 12mo. Price 7s. Cd. Boards, or lbs. 6d. on the finest Paper, with P. oof Impressions of the Plates, AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT AND DELINEATION OF ABERDEEN, Compiled and drawn up IIY ROBERT WILSON, A. M. And embellished with upwards of 14 beautiful Engravings. Of tli « principal Bridges— Public Buildings— and Sacred Edifices^- in and about the City, From Drawings made expressly for the Work, By Mr. GEORGE SMITH. Architect, Aberdeen; And beautifully Engraved in the Line Manner, by Mr. JOSEHI SWAN of Glasgow. As no pains have been spared to render the Work of public utility, both in the originality, the extent and correctness of in information, it is hoped that it will prove as usffut to the inhabitant as to the stranger visiting Aberdeen, either on plea- sure or business ; and from the beauty and excellence of its Embellishments, an acceptable present to those who, former- ly numbered among the youth of Aberdeen, still cherish the recollections of early days, among other scenes in distant countries. For thy accommodation of the public, the Work will also be published in Thjee Parts, each Part containing four or more Plates, price 2s 6d. each, or Ss. 6d. the fine Copy, with Proof Impression^ of the Plates. The Work having been in hands since the month of January last, and intimation of its progn*& having been made to the public, through Blackwood's Magazine and the Christian Instructor, upon the 28th ult. tlie public may rely upon its appearance about the end of May. Subscriptions will be received by the Publisher, JAMES JOHNSTON, at his Shop. Union Sireet, 3d Door East from Broad Street, and by the other Booksellers. Aberdeen, April 25, 1822. SALES BY JAMES ROSS. CL O FA. EXTENSIVE SALE OF FARM STOCKING, FARMING UTENSILS, AND HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. On Wednesday the 8th day of May next, there will be ex- posed to sale, by public roup, at CLOVA, Parish of Kil- drummy, q^ HE whole FARM STOCKING, FARMING X UTENSILS, and HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, which belonged lo the late Sir HAIIHY NIVEN LUMSBEN of Aucliindoir, Bart.— consisting of 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 arc 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— 20 of 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 Gig. The Farming Utensils, such as CARTS, PLOUGHS, ffAM^ Xss^ y MA', f Bfift- id nm tewfeaSr- u j- tion. There will be sold, at same time, a quantity of OATS, HAY, andabout a score of SHEEP. Immediately after the Sale of the Stocking, the HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE will be exposed to roup— consisting of a Mahogany 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, with 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; a large Loo Table ; Femlers 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. TheJirst day's Sale will comprise the Farm Stocking and, Fanning Utensils; and the second, the Household Furniture. *„• Credit will be given. ' JAMES ROSS, AUCTIONEER. T PUBLIC SALE ^ HABERDASHERY STOCK. MIE remaining part of JAMES RIDDOCH'S STOCK of HABERDASHERY GOODS will be exposed to public Sale, on Monday 13th of May curt, in that Warehouse, lately possessed by him, at the foot of Broad Street. The Goods have been well selected, and are worthy ofthe attenoion of Merchants, and Dealers, a » the whole must be sold off without reserve. The Julia wing are afcn< of the principal Articles : Light and Dark PRINTED COTTONS. White and Blue FLANNELS and BAIZES. WORSTED SHAWLS. Plainaad Printed. Black and Coloured BOMBAZETTS. Proband Tan GLOVES. Silk and Cotton HANDKERCHIEFS. Drab and Olive COItpUROYS and FUSTIANS. Light and Dark WAlSTCOATINGS. Plain Artd Figured BOOK and • J ACONET MUS HNS. Black lilBBONS and FERRETINGS, & c.& e. Sale to begin at 10 o'clock forenoon. J AMES ROSS, ABCWONEEB. Aberdeen, ° 6tK April, 1822. '• -' ' SALE OF EXCELLENT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. Oil Wednesday the T5th May next, there will be sold by pub- lic Auction," in that house in Dee Street, presently occupied by Mr. WILLIAM MAITLAND. riiHE whole HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE JL" therein consisting of a Mahogany Sideboard ; a set of Breakfast, Tea, and Card Dining Tildes ; Wardrobe ; Mahogany and other Chairs; SMACK FOR SALE. • To be sold, by public roup, on * day to be afterwards fixed, THE SMACK D I S P A T C //, 75 Tons per Register, . Belonging to the Aberdeen and North Shipping r.< Company. This fine Vessel- was built about three years ago by the Com- pany, expressly for the trade, of the very best materials; is well found in every description of Stores— sails remarkably fast j-- carries a Urge targo'j and is parted with only on account of the Company being about to fee dissolved. The dav of sale will be notified in a future advertisement— in the meantime, intending purchSMrswill please apply, for faither particulars, to James Smith, Manager for the Com- pany. At the same tine, will be exposed, for Sale, The OFFICE FURNITURE, OUTSTANDING DEBTS, he. belonging to the Company. Aberdeen $ Aortlf Shipping Co.' s Office, 7 ' ' Svzcr Mcus;, QuiiJ, Ai'ni 30, 182,/ i j of Maliogany ' Tables; a Mahogany two excellent Couches, stuffed in hair cloth ; capital Chimney Minor; an Eight- day Clock, and Case, with- Alarum and Repeater; a Hand ' Organ; an Easy Chair; Mahogany Four- posted, and Tent Bedsteads, with Moreen and Printed Cotton Furnitures ; Night Tables; Basin Stands; Feather Beds; Mattfqsses.; Blankets; Silver Plate and Plated Arti- cles ; China. Glass, and Stoneware ; a Mahogany Desk ; Carpets and Hearth Rugs Register and other Grates; Fen- ders and Fire Irons,; a general assortment of Kitchen Furni- ture, and a Jittpiber of other articles. Sale to begin al 11 o'clock forenoon. JAMES BOSS, Auctioneer. The Furniture will be shewn on Tuesday the 14th curt, ( the day preceding the Sale) from 11 A. M, until 3 P. M. o: on that day'only. . a , NOTICE To the CREDITORS of CH A RtES MITCHELL, Merchant, Aberdeen. , fl^ HE Trustees have appointed a dividend of Tw JL Shillings and Sixpence per pound to be paid, and thi Composition Bills delivered to the Creditors, upon the thirteentl instant* As tlie Scheme of Division is to be prepared upol the tenth instant? it is'requeited, that those Creditors whohavi not yet lodged their claims, will do so betwixt and that dayj otherwise they will receive no share of the funds which arc- be divided. • The Claims are to be lodged with, and the dividend pai and bills delivered, by Arthur Dingwall Fordjce, Advocal ( School hill, Aberdeen. [ Jberdvsfi, Mtfg 1S2& B A L li MR. ISUFF has the honour of announcing to liis friends and the public, that his BALL will take place on the 1st Tuesday of May, in the New Inn Assembly Room. N. V. Very particular circumstances reader il impossible to have the Ball sooner. Mr. DUE,- embraces this opportunity of offering his sincere thanks to those Ladies who have patronized his Daughter CATHERINE, as a Teacher ofthe PIASO FORTE ; and in order to render herself more worthy of their notice, and that of a generous public, she intends, durinj » the summer nioutbj, to attend some of the first Masters in Edinburgh. Aberdeen, itith April, 1822. CLARK and SANGSTER, BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS IN PETERHEAD. THE above PARTNERSHIP is this day DIS- SOLVED, by mutual consent; and as it is neceesary to have the concern wound up, it is requested that the Out- standing Debtsdue to the Company may be paid before the 1st day of June next, to A Sangiter, at tlicir Shop, who « ill pay all ulauits against them. *?. CLARK. A. SANGSTER, JAS. SiMPdoy. Witness. IT DOKAI. DSON, Witness. April 4, 1822. A. SANGSTER, REFERRING to the above, begs to inform bis F'riends aud the Public, that he will CARRY on the BUSINESS, on his own account, in the same Eternises—: and respectfully solicits a continuance of the patronage bestow- ed on the Company. THE ABERDEEN $ IIUNTLY COACII, MARCHIONESS OF IIUNTLY. THE Proprietors beg leave to inform the Nobilitv, Gentry, and Public in general, of Aberdeen and Dundy, that the above COACH will start from the Aberdeen, Com- mercial Hotel, Queen Street, on MONDAY Morning first, April 29, at a Quarter bejore Seven o'clock, and arrives at Huntly at Twelve: leaves Huntly at Three o'clock Afternoon, and arrives the same Evening at the above Hotel. FARES— INSIDE, 13s. Gd. . — OUTSIDE 7s. Od. tr^ Passengers honouring the Proprietors with their favours, may rely on every attention being paid to their persons and parcels ; and to prevent any misconduct of the DriverSj the Proprietors deein it proper, not to start at the same hour with the other Coaches. N. B— The Proprietors will not be accountable for the loss of any Package or Parcel above Five Pounds sterling, unless entered and paid for accordingly. COMMERCIAL HOTEL, ? Queen Sireet, April 27, 1322. 5 OLD ABERDEEN SAVINGS BANFC. NOTICE is hereby given, to the DEPOSITORS of Money in the OLD ABERDEEN SAVINGS BANK, that from and after Whitsunday next, interest at the rate ot Four per Cent• per Annum will be allowed on all sums there in Deposit, or which may be afterwards lodged. Those wish- ing to withdraw their rnoney, will be paid Principal and In- terest in the usual manner, on giving one week's previous notice to the Treasurer. Old Aberdeen, May 4, 1822. ROUP OF TOLLS— PETERHEAD ROAD. A HEAD BAR, on the Road from Ellon to Peterhead, will be let by public roup, at the New Inn. Peterhead, on Tuesday the 7th curt, at 12 o'clock noon, for the period 6f one year, from 25tb May curt. The articles of roup, and table of tolls, are in the hands of Mr. Burnett, Belmont Street, Aberdeen ; to whom, or to Mr. Gamack, Writer, Peterhead, intending offerers may apply. Aberdeen, Hay 2, 1822. SALE OF OUTSTANDING DEBTS, Due on the Sequestrated. Eitalesof SAUNDERS $ ME LLPS, Merchants in Aberdeen, and qfJO'HN SA UA'DEliS. and PETER MEL I/ IS, the Indioidunl Partners ojthat Firm. There will he sold, by public roup, on Wednesday the 10th '• day of July next, at. 6 o'clock, F. M.. within the House of Jatnes Anderson, Vintner, New Inn, Aberdeen, THE whole OUTSTANDING DEBTS due on the said Sequestrated Estates, agreeably to a list thereof, to be seen in the hands of Alex. Cheyne, Merchant in Aber- deen, the Trustee on s^ id Estates, who wiil furnish every necessary information in relation thereto. And at the same time and place, there will be exposed to sale, TWO- FIFTH PARTSor SHARES ofthe HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE, SILVER PLATE, & c. belong, ing lo a Genteel Family in Aberdeen, at present life- rented by an old Lady, about 70 years of age, at whose death the purchaser's right commences. The value of the Furniture, & c. when inventoried at the decease of the proprietor, some years ago, amounted to L. 3I5. Farther particulars will be learnt, bv application to Mr. Cheyne. Abet PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, THAT DAVID MARTIN, BROAD STREET, ABERDEEN, HAS on Consignment, the most extensive assort- ment of SILK SHAWLS rind PLAIDS, ever seen in the North of Scotland, Of every fashionable Colours, and of the most beatttiful Pat- terns, and must be sold at greaiiy reduced prices, or returned in the course of this month. Also, WORSTED SHAWLS, PLAIDS, and SCARFS, from 8s. to 18s. . « • A few BRAGANZA, SHAWLS arestill left, and a quantity of Elegant Rich SEWED MUSLIN ROBES and DRESSES, tie'ry cheap. ALSO, ON CONSIGNMENT. A BOXof IRISH LINENS, as low as 121. per yard. D. M. has now completed hit SUMMER STOCK, pur- chased at the best markets, for cash, and will be found worthy the attention of Dealers as well as Families. NO CREDIT. Sal* tijt* SALE OF SPLENDID AND VALUABLE SILVER PLATE,. In the Hall adjoining the Exchange News Rooms. The sale by Auction of this elegant Assortment of PLATE, having been closed Yesterday, HMACSWEIN begs respectfully to acquaint the' • Nobility and Gentry, that the remaining Articles wilt" be laid out for SALE, by PRIVATE BARGAIN, for THIS DAY ONLY, and will positively be packed up on Monday........ W The lowest possible prices will be attacheJtoeach article. EXTENSIVE SALE BY A UCTION, OF CHINA, STONEWARE, AND GLASS, In the Exchange Court Sale Room, Union Street. On Monday first, the 6th curt, ( with continuation until all is sold off) there will be sold by public Auction, in the above Room, . " AN extensive and valuable STOCK of CHINA, STONEWARE, and GLASS- consisting of Blue Printed, Brown- lined, and Fancy Dinner,- Sttpper, and De- sert Services— an elegant assortment of Gilt and Plain China Tea Services— China and Stone Jugs of all sizes and patterns — Fancy China and Blue Printed Chamber Sets— a variety of Chimney Ornaments and Figures— a quantity of Gold and Silver Limited Ware— Cut and Plain Wine Decanters. Turn*' biers, and Glasses— and every other article both useful and ornamental in the line. Sale to commence at 11 o'clock forenoon, and again at 6 . in the evening. . The above being Bankrupt Stock, and selling for behoof of Creditors, will be sold without reserve. The whole are of tlie newesi patterns having been laid in very recently. Exchange Court, May 4, 1822. PETERHEAD COACHES. THE PROPRIETORS, with thanks to their Friends and the Public for past favours, beg respect- fully to inform them, that they have now been able to make such arrangements as to fix the Feres at the following low rates, viz.:— Inside lo Peterhead. .,. ... 10s. Outside to Do. ... ... ... 8.4. Inside ta Mintlaw ... ... IO.?. Outside to Do. ..'. ... ... 8s. Uptakes, Ovtside, 3d. Inside, iht per. mtfe., The P'ARL ~ » J~ ERROL, will be out of the Coach- maker's hands in a few days, to take the place of the Telegraph. The Proprietors confidently assure Passengers, that neither pains nor expence shall be spared to afford every comfort, and satis- faction. N. 15 Not accountable for the loss of any Package or Parcel above the value of Five Pounds, unless entered and paid for accordingly. TO CARTERS. WANTED to CONTRACT for laying down Stones and Sand, for about 80 Roods of Mason Work ot Park. For further particulars, application may be made to Geo. Stracbnn. at Park Inn. on or before Monday the 11th inst. when Tenders will be received, and the Contract^ concluded. Aberdeen, May 3, 1822. FOR HAMBURGH . DIREtT, THE FINE Schooner HAZARD, A. I. ( A Regular Trader,) JOHN SMITH, MASTER, Will, on discharge of her present cargo, take the birth again, for the above port, and will positively clear at the Custom House on Wednesday, 8th May. The Hazard will immediately, on delivery of her outward cargo, lye on a general ship for this port. For rate of freight and passage fare, apply to the Master on board, or JNO. STEWART, GENERAL AGENT, EXCHANGE COOKT. Aberdeen, April 26, 1822. N. Be— Shippers will have no time to lose in sending for- ward theirorders, as the Vessel will only lye ten days oil the birth The HAZARD has good accommodation for Passengers .*, the voyage occupies much the same time as that to London : it ifjords an opportunity to those who are taking a voyage of • pleasure, or to gratify curiosity, of seeing, at little expence oj lime, one tj the finest, most populous, and commercial towns n Ettro] ie— the possession of which ( of all his German con- juettsj Bonaparte gave up with the greatest reluctance. To the EDITOR ofthe ABERDEEN CHRONICLE. " I never intermix in party politics."— Speech of the Can— r. SIR, MUCH discussion took place, and many apologies were made, Mr. Editor, at the Meeting on the 30th April, on the shortness of the time alloWed for answering the query con- tained in Captain Gordon, the Member's Letter—" Whether the remission of the Malt or Salt Duties would be most agree- able or beneficial, for the interests of the County of Aber- deen." In explanation, it was stated, that the above letter came to hand on a Friday, and that it was necessary to call a Meeting of those Gentleinsn connected with the county, aud resident - i n the vicinity of the town, on the following day. Therefore, " the bosom friends" hail no other alternative, but to put the Clerks in requisition, to write circulars to the address of such Gentlemen as they could recollect. How many were omitted or forgotten, notwithstanding of this seeming impartiality, it is impossible to say. Twenty- three only attended. Had the simple and natural course, of putting a public Advertisement into the Saturday Paper, been adopted, I aver, that on a question of such essential importance, there would have been a much greater attendance of real Land- holders. That the Saturday Paper had been forgotten, I do not believe. Recollecting a prior resolve of pur great and in- dependent County, at the instigation of the " bosom fiietids," I am certain, thai the agency ofthe Saturday Paper must have been declined, through design. The iticouvtjnitjace and im- policy of such kind of motives may now be seen, and lias been i'eft— so much for " party politics." A FREEHOLDER. £ Domestic Articles continued from page PUBLIC ROOMS— The peculiar elegance and good aste with which these Buildings have been constructed, with cference as well to their exterior as their interior accomtnoda- ion, has excited the admiration of strangers, and afforded satis- faction to all concerned— a citcumstance extremely gratifying. * hen it is considered that tfie wltole has been planned and exe- cuted by Aberdeen Artists. Our readers wit] observe a mcet- ing Cjilled for jirovidiug fiiuds to conipl'wte and Turn tab ihest Rooms; and as we learn that rrfiidt will not be wanted, tMt have no doubt that the public spirit which led to the construc- tion of so handsome an edifice, will furnish means for complete ing the samti^ rn a suitable'style. • i' j • . < ,. The Secretary of the Aberdeen Education Society libs re- ceived froma Gentleman, by the hand, of ihe Rev Mr. ThAtti,' One Pound Sterling, to be'applied towards the forroation - of a Juvenile Library for the Scholars. ; •' The Culprits, nifle in number, sentenced to transports!? ou at the last Circuit Court here, were embarked on board of t London Smack on Saturday, for the River Thames. •> We arc happy to learn, that several of the depredators, ( H stated in our last) have been apprehended..; and thit. by tin; confession of one of them, whu directed the Police officers to the spot, the greatest part of the stolen property has been re- covered, together with ^ row turn, end other implements of house- breaking, ofthe most frightful description ; all conceal • ed in a hole which the.' villains had dng in the Links. iHuctl- credit is. due to Mr. John Rjrfe, messenger, whoso exertion* on this occasion have been highly instrumental iu the dck't'tioil of the offenders, and the recovery ofthe property. On Sabbath last, during Divine Service, a house in UnioA Street was entered by some thietres, who carried off eightt- i tt shillings in silver, and some articles of wearing apparel, front the chest Of a maid- servant. On the night between Monday and Tuesday, a ( Jentlewan'i, house in Old Aberdeen was entered hi a very daring main:,", and a considerable value of property in plate, & c. carried, off , The police nrVolv Ihe alert, and wo- sincerely trust, tvill l; j snccessfilt ill discovering the dei. intptpf;^. In consequence of a presentation from Sir Williari '. Gordon,. Cuinming; of Altyre and Goixlonstoivn, B aronet, the itttyj William Tulloch, A. M. was, on the. 1 lih ult admitted Mi* nister of the Church and Parish of Dallas, in the Presbytery of Ftjcres, vacant by tlie translation of the ReV. P. W. CrjuiS to- Banff. The Rev. Mark Ailkcn, of Dyke, preached end presided. • ' ' Oil Sunday night, owingirt a very high tide, a ctensMeraWtt, part ofthe Ballast Hill in Arbroath, and part of the Battel/ I was carried away by the sea. The proceedings of the County Meeting cF April, detailed in another part of. this paper, tdfbrd n t » additional pro ( if of the advantage to be derived from the. certainty of commanding majorities against questions ot' every description, nature or tendency, tliat may, be agi- tated by those in the practice of delivering their aenii- r ments and voting in opposition to his Majesty's present Ministers, Knowing ( IOW these majorities are consti- tuted, and analyzing the ingredients of which the? ara. composed, weak must be the understanding, and limitc- t tbe knowledge of Jkhat person,' who could anticipate t'. t^ t possibility . of carrying any point . against such a plralatix i Not moving like other " corps d ' armee" incHrtbereii with heavy artillery, or retarded by an efficient " wa^;-' riel," but marching on the shortest, notice with the ligli'e;•:'. possible ecjuipuient, and presenting themselves in battle array before- iheir astonished opponents . manoeuvring in the most, indecisive manlier, occasionally relating in the attpek, and ag^ in with a torrent of light troops dircat- ening the batteries of the enemy, until at last the criti - cal moment arrives which, according to. NAPOLEON, wa « i always destined to decide the fate of battles, sfcd the. overwhelms at once all the exertions, the efforts, and tlra. arguments ofthe party deficient in numerical Strength- We feel confident, that. nothing was more removeA from the intention of the. Gentlemen who supported the motion on the subject of the Convener's conduct than to attach anything disrespectful to his character,, or injuri- ous to bis private feelings, the first being, bsyond t'••;' nourable in the highest degree j but however mucfi tbes impression may be removed, that he had in his official capacity acted irregularly, a case was undoubtedly esta* blished, supported by the authority of Conveners of other Counties, which we conceive to have been unanswer- able. With regard to the division on the subject WQ. have already explained that; and although we hope nit such conscientious proceeding could occur in the Countv of Aberdeen, we have. no . hesitation in believing,. thab had any Gentleman of independent principles in some so » cieties moved, that the Pillars in the Court House wetfj ofthe " Ionic" order, and it'bad been of importance to the adherents cf Administration . to consider tlieift ' model- led after the " Corinthian," the former would have been left in the minority, " Mutato pomine dc te fsbula narrjtiir." i' mi I wiuiijilMg " ' "'" I1 ) a'. NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. Yesterday, the Nestor, Thorn, which sailel from this p? tK&, on the 19th ult. fur Quebec, arrived hero in a leaky state, irr consequence of having encountered a violent gale of wind, front WSW. to~ WN W. long. 20. W. which continued during Hot 23d, 24th, and 25th ult. On the latter drfy, saw a brig about four miles to windward, which he supposed to be the Isabella - and on the26th, saw the Halifax Packet, Leslie, and Quebec Packet, Anderson, both of this place, the former for Miramt- chi, and the latter for Quebec. The Minerva, Roll, from Leith, for Van Dicman's Land, experienced a heavy gale from WSW. on the 21st ult. in long, 7. W. and Was obliged to bear up for Falmouth, where she ar- rived on the 23d. The effects of this tremendous gale have, we lament to state, been most disastrous, particularly on tha Irish coast, where the most extensive and melancholy losstj^ known for a long period, at so adtarlced a part of tlie season^ have taken place, as stated in dueiher part of this paper. Yesterday, the schooner Isabella, Cooper, passed through this bay for Berwick, w ith Ice from Bergen, which she left un the 24th ult. and sailed from Corford, about four miles dis- tant, on tbe 2! Jth. Sprightly, Johnston, at Belfast, 21st ult from Christiana, Isabella and Euphemia, Col mack, at Tfineriffe, from Lot> don. , The Brilliant, Beverly, at Portsmouth, 26th ultimo, front Jamaica. Norval, Leslie, at Dunkirk, 2Jth ult. from Virginia, Bruce, Grctg, at Liverpool, from Jamaica, all Weil. ARRIVED AT ABERDEEN. April 26.— Margaret, Itobisort, Perth, timber; Dee, MiifFat. Rotterdam, goods ; Alfred, Oliphant, do. do.— 27. Newcastle- Leslie, Newcastle, do ; Blossom, Johnston, Beauly, salmon Velocity, Crane, Leith ; Philorth, Urquhnrt, Fraserburgh, goods— 28. London Packet, Williams, Leith, ditto Brilliant, Ranuie, dp; Mary and Eliiabetb, Jatnie, Beaulv* Sainton ; Fly. Duncan, Peterhead, grain — 30, William so j. Margaret. Elliot, Portsoy, do • Search, Sutherland, London, goods; Velocity, Crane, Leith— May 1. Nitnrod, Anders,.,,, London, goods; Flora, Work, Meuiel, timber ; Mibernit.', Lamb, Riga, goods— 2. Flora, Lostof, Beauly, salmon • Charming Molly, T,- lyl- r, Spey, ditto; Sophia, Williamson," Wick, goods; Juno, Brands, Riga, fltx ; Peterhead Packet, Thorn, Peterhead, goods ; Betsey; M Intoih, lsdale, slates,— Three with lima, and 7 with coals. SAILED. April 26.— Eliza, Eraser, and Resolution, CraVie, New* castle, goods ; Marquis of Huntly, Davidsbn, Leith,' ditto j Countess of Elgin, Still, Montrose; ditto ; Surprise, Lunar;! Hull, potatoes; Glasgow Packet, Campbell, Glasgow, good, • Bromby, Middleton. Hull, do— 27. Brilliant, Rannie, Leith, Alpha, Greig, Pittenweem, goods; Isibehy, Brettri, Glas- gow, do J Mary, Gordon, Dy. art, do ; Superior, Duncan, London, ditto.— 28. Lstona, Morison, Memel ; Margaret, Robison, Peterhead, timbet ; Peterhead Packet, Bruce, do, goods— 29. Velocity, Crane, Leith ; Eli « a and Mary, Wil, son, Spey. femply kits— 30. Brillinnt, Rnnrtie, Leith ; Blossom Johnston, Beauly. goods ; Mary and Elizabeth. Jordan, do. do; Fly, King. Leith, grain. — May 1. Wellington, Oilbert- -. on, Buili goods ; Dispatch, Patterson. Inverness, do; Pearl harnett, Archaiigel ; Bell, Peirle, Arbroath, goods ; Juno! Blues, Dundee, ditto.— 2. Regent; Turner, au< J Triumr h, Fipdlav, London, ditto; Edinburgh Packet, Hrtwuck, I. ei'th, do; Velocity, Crane, do. Ten With stone*, and 16 in ballast! At I - rONiK)?*.— Maiisfield, Mori& ta, 23J - Cbampioo, vilr bert,- 24ib ; # » d Afccr4 « en Paefevt, Kerc, 29M uiu / s j. km > ^ > v y ( &- ALE OF CATTLE, HORSES, HUSBANDRY UTENSILS, & e. f> o Monday the lSth day of M- iv next, titer.- will lie sold by public roup at B A LC A I U is, near Old Meldrurti, rjpHE whole STOCKING of said - PAR. VI, con- it listing of-( 5 excellent Work Horses; from 4o to 50 Mead of Black Cattle; Pl- ughs ; Carts; a variety of Horse Harness; with a number of otbef Articles for Farming pur- poses. The roup to begin at 10 o'clock forenoon precisely. — Credit on securiiy. on Ciic.^' iij). FXTEMIJ'E SALE OF FARM STOCKING, FARMING UTENSILS, AND HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. On Tuesday, the ? tb May curt, there will be exposed to sale, bv public roup, AT Wate » sii> k - of SHaiks. near Ellon. npHE whole FARM STOCKING, FARMING J UTENSILS, and HOUSEHOLD I'URNITUUE at Waterside— consisting of about 100 Cattle,' one, two, three find four year olds; 8 excellent Milch Co'vvs • 7 Queys ; 1 Bull ; 4 Strong Work Oxen— all of the most approved breeds. The whole Stock is in the highest condition, and a great pro- portion fit for the butcher. Also, 16 Horses and Mares, of different ages ; and a Stal- lion. £ ve year old. very gentle, and used fo all kind of farm work. The Horses are all of the best description. The EarMino Utexsils are in great variety, and in the best Order. Also, 50 Etves and Lambs ; and about 60 Wedders, ill excellent order. The Houst » ilo1. R> FURNITURE consists of Beds and Bedding ; Tables; Chairs ; - Grates, Fenders, and Fire Irons; Glass and Stoneware; Dairy and Kitchen Furniture; Servants Bedding : and a variety of other articles. Also, two large Meal Gh- nals, containing 100 bolls each ; a quantity of lliek Stands; a Cheese Press ; and a parcel of Sheep Flakes. The roup to begin at 9 o'clock ; and nine months credit to tie gi- ven. - A1 ADJOURNED. UPSET PRICES REDUCED. To be sold by public roup, within the New Inn, Aberdeen, on Friday the 17th day of May curt, at 2 o'clock, after- noon. ( if not previously disposed of by private bargain.) fpHE' following Heritable SUBJECTS, belonging X to the Estate ofthe deceased JOBS E- MSLIE, Wright in Aberdeen. I. The HOUSE in the West Side of George Street, pre- sently occupied bv Mr. Cumming. Schoolmaster, and others- it consist's of Three Floors and Cootnceiled Storey, of four apartments each. If. The, XIOUSE immediately adjoining and fronting the said Street and 8'. Andrew's Street, presently _ occupied by Mr Anderson, Druggist, and others— it consists of First Floor, Two Shops and Back Shop; Second and Third Floors, four apartments each ; aud Coomqeileu Floor of three apartments. III. The HOUSE in St. Andrew's Street, sometime occupied by Mrs. Or. Robertson, consisting of Dining Room, Drawing Room, excellent Bed Rooms, Kitchen, and Cel- larage. IV. The HOUSE immediately adjoining the last, and sometime occupied by Mrs. Thomson ; it is, as well as the last mentioned house, suited for tbe accommodatiun of a genteel family— containing Two Public Rooms, excellent Bed Rooms, and Cellarage. V. Tbe HOUSE at Broadford. fronting Hutcheon Street, and presently occupied by Mr. Baird. Coppersmith— it con- tains ample accommodation for a family ; adjoining there are Washing House, Cellars, and Poultry House; it if surround- ed by a large Garden, part of which fronts George Street, and part Hutcheon Street. VI. A HALF HOUSE in the Gallowgate of Aberdeen, ftelonging to the deceased. It will be sold at such a rate, as to afford at least 7 J per ram. to the purchaser. The title deeds will be seen,- and farther particulars learned, by application to Charles Donaldson, Advocate, Aberdeen. Sale on drrutai). MOTTLED SOAP, VRT'CV FCTTEAP. FYFE Sf COMPANY , HAVE on . Sale, very fine MOTTLED, LON DON CURD. WHITE, and YELLOW SOAKS at greatly reduced prices to Families and those taking quan- tities. F. & Co. w ith best thanks' to their Friends and the Public for the preference given to their TEAS beg leave to re- commend their present Stock as worthy of notice, particularly The CONGOUS at Ss. Gs. Cd. to 7s. being strong full flavoured Teas, Fine SOUCHONG, PADRAE, CAPER, and PEKOE, from 7s. to lOs, GREEN TEAS, 7s. 6d. to 10s. , Finest GUNPOWDER HYSON, only 15s. per Lb. SUGARS, 6d. to 9: 1— REFINED,- 10.1- to Is. ORCHARD HOUSE. to RE SOLD, OR LET ON LEASE, THOSE Pleasant and Extensive Premises called ORCH ARD HOUSE, commodiously situated between Old and New Aberdeen, well, adapted for the residence of a genteel family, being in tbe neighbourhood of public schools, where every branch of learning Is taught, ; ss the Garden and Ground are pretty' extensive, and there being a large supply of Water, from a Pump- wellin the Crfices, tbe property might be converted into almost any kind of Manufactory. If agree- able to intending purchasers, the premises can be divided into three lots, and be disposed of in that way. The Premises may be viewed any lawful day. between 10 ar> 4 4 o'clock ; and for farther particulars, application n-. ay he made to Mr. James' M'Cook,' Advocate, Aberdeen ; or to W. Gibson, Merchant, Aberdeen. TO BR SOLD, By public roup, in tbe Lemon Tree Tavern, oil Friday even- ing the 10th May curt, at 6 o'clock, ( if not previously sold by private bargain,) THAT HOUSE IN the SCITOOLHILL of ABERDEEN, North West Corner of IJaek Wynd, which belonged to the late JOHN HILL, Merchant. The Shop has been well frequented in tbe Grocery Line Tor metre than 50 years ; and. from its centrical situation, will always com- mand a good Retail Trade. There are excellent Cellars under the Shop. This is a most desirable skuaaon fur an attentive Young Man wishing to begin- business. The Stock and Shop Furniture will be delivered over at a fair valuation. The Titles to the House lie wiih Mr. Webster, Advocate, who will inform as to other particulars. TEN GUINEAS REWARD. TO PRINTERS, ENGRAVERS, 4- e— Whereas it has been discovered that certain Persons are in the ha- bit of Printingand Vending Labels, being copies or imitations of those affixed to the bottles containing tbe GE NUINE BLACKING prepared by DAY and MARTIN, thereby enabling unprincipled dealers to impose on their customers a bad and injurious article. We hereby offer a reward of Ten Guineas to any person who shall give such information as will lead to tbe conviction of apyone guilty of these illegal practices. DAY AND MARTIN. 97, High Holborn. Feb. 1822. DAY OF SALE ADJOURNED, At the Desire of intending Purchasers. On Friday, the 10th of May curt, at one o'clock afternoon, in Dempster's Hotel, Aberdeen, there will be exposed for sale, bv public roup, r| THE'various valuable PROPERTIES after- des- JT cribed : — LOT 1 st. The MANSION- HOUSE, OFFICES, Wall- L. VN lJS7, rS"! I; c ' rJr/ i *" Ol it 11 e ^- c'sFrtliWdr, me^ surrng'' o^- - ifards of 32 Acres ;— beautifully situated within a mile and^ a half of Aberdeen ; and commanding a fine view of tbe town and bay, and the country adjoining. The House is large, well finished, ami Complete in every respect; the Offices nre com- modious and substantial ; and tbe Garden is in full bearing, and very productive The House, Offices, Garden, Lawn, and most of the Fields, are well sheltered, by belts and clumps of thriving tress.— Upset Price £ 6.800. LOT 2CT, Part of the LANDS of STOCICET, lying im- mediately south of Lot, 1st, and bounded on the north by the Old Skene Road; measuring upwards of 22 Acres. This Lot commands the same view as the last, and affords a very beauti- ful situation for a Villa.— Upset Pike £ 2.200. Lor 3d, FIVE PARKS, lying immediately east of P. ae- den, consisting of upwards of 10 Acies of very good Land.— Unit Price £ 1.400. LOT 4: h, The LANDS of PIGGAR's CROFT, lying within three charters of a mile of Aberdeen, measuring 17| Acres ( if very superior Land, surrounded by a Hedge Row of old Trees, with a Rivulet running through the centre of the field: and either for Villas, or Agricultural purposes, this is the most desirable spot in the vicinity of Aberdeen.— Upset Price £ 3.150. On each of these four Lots, there are several neat Cottages, and Offices, for the accommodation of the occupiers of the Land. LOT 5th, An ANGULAR FIELD, near the top of Stoeket Brae, called the Cocket Hat, consisting of 1 Acres. — Upset Price =£ 135. LOT 6th. About 3 ACRES of excellent LAND, at Clay- hills- very valuable either as Building Grounds, or for a Brick- vioA.-^ Upset Price £ 750. LEASES. I. OT 1st, REMAINDER of a LEASE of 50 years, from Whitsunday 1805, of 17 Acres of Land, near Cairncraie— the Rent payable to the Proprietor is only £ 20.— Upset Price £ 150. LOT 2d, REMAINDER of a LEASE of 57 years, from Martinmas 1784, of part of the Lands of Northfield, adjoin- ing to ( he last Lot, measuring6 Acre's; the Rent to the pro- prietor is only £ 6.— Upset Price £ 85. HOUSES . IN SCHOOI. HTI. L AND HARRIET STREET. LOT Ist, That commodious DWELLING HOUSE, fronting the Sehoolhill. lately occupied by Mr. More; aud Ban - e" of HOUSES and GROUND backward, fronting Harriet Q. ict't._ Upset Price £ 700 ' LOT 2d, The DWELLING HOUSE immediately west of last Lot, fronting Schoolhill, and OFFICES behind, occu- pied by Stephen Pellat, Esq. Rent ,£ 47 5s.— Upset Price £ 600- I. or 5d. HOUSES and STABLES in Harriet Street, oc- cupied by William Kitgeur ; Rent £ 10— Upset Pxice £ 500. ' LOT 4th HOUSES and STABLES in Harriet . Street, oc- cupied bv Andrew Kelly. George Mellis, George White, and JohnMuir; tteiv- £ 44 10s.— Upset Price £ 550. FEU DUTIES. LOT 1. FEU DUTY on LANBS at Clayhills, =£ 42 17 2 LOT 2 DITTO on HOUSES and GKOUI-' H in * Harriet Street, 15 0 0 LOTS. DITTO on Ditto, ... 20 O O LOT 4 DITTO on Ditto, ... 11 0 0 I. OT 5. DITTO Oil Ditto, . ... 10 O 0 LOT 6. DITTO on Ditto, ... 6 6 0 I. c. I 7. DITTO on Ditto, ... 8 16 0 LOT 8, DITTO on Ditto; ... 11 4 0 LOT 9. DITTO on Ditto. ... 15 O 0 Lor 10. DIT l'O on HOUSES in Scboolbill, 5 0 O All these Feu Duties are well secured on Buildings and Ground ; anil will be put up at eighteen years purchase. As the interest of money is decreasing, these Feu Duties, which, at the above rate, would yield upwards of 5{ per cent, are well worthy of tlic attention of those desirous of investing small sums oil good security. SHARES OF THE ABERDEEN THEATRE. FIVE SHARES of this THEATRE will be put up se- parately. at £ 45' each Share. LOCHI. ANDS TONTINE. FIFTEEN SHARES will be put up separately, at £ 25 each Share. SHIPPING. EIGHT SCARES of the ABERDEEN and LONDON SHIPPING COMPANY will be put up separately, at L. l 50 each Share. Plans of tbe Lands and Houses, and Property on which the Ft- u Dutiesar* secured, may be seen in the hands of Andrew ifopp. Advocate in Aberdeen— to wliqm those desirous of fur- Aht- r information may apply. THE VELOCITY STEAM YACHT, ANDREW CRANE, COMMANOER, ILL continue to sail from ABERDEEN every MONDAY and FRIDAY, at Six o'Cloek in the Morning; and from NEWHAVEN, near Leith, every TUESDAY and SATURDAY, at Ihe same hour— calling off Stonehaven. Montrose, Arbroath, Cruil, Anstrutber, and Elie— till further notice. , The Public are respectfully informed, that this fine Vesse has undergone considerable improvements since last season, and no expellee- has been spared to render her an elegant, safe. From " the » uporior « y'< jrf> i&" V iSsn- VWfir*-;* tention and experience of Captain CRANE, who has been many years in tbe Aberdeen and Leith trade, it is hoped the VELOCITY will be found worthy of a continuance of the liberal patronage she experienced last season l-' or farther information, apply at the Aberdeen, Leith, and Clyde Shipping Co.' s Office, Quay, Aberdeen ; or at their Office, Dock Gate's, Leith. Aberdeen, April 15, 1S22, THE CHEROKEE CHIEF; . on, A RUN FOR LIFE! A Hunter, whose Boots were ilium* d by the Jet, Was lately by Cherokee Indians beset. In desperate conflict disputing the field, ' Till fore'd by the pressure of numbers to yield. Enrag'd at their loss, and determined to take Dread vengeance, their captive they bound to a stake, When lo 1 ere tile death. sending bowstring they drew, The shades in the Blacking rose full on their view. And while the fell tribe much amazement display'd, Their Chieftain the stranger with kindness survey'd, 11 My people," he said. " w ith credulity blind, " Are seldom to feelings of mercy inclin'd ;— " I sever your bonds, as of valor the right, " Then, hence ; save the lite, now conceded, by flight !"' The stranger rush'd on, and much distance had pass'd, Tbe horde while they eyed him with wonder aghast; The mystical visions that gleam'd in each Boot Impeding the impulse of instant pursuit. At last the dread war- whoop with hideous cries Thev raise, and each savage his energy tries; — But one more alert bis advantage maintained. And near and more near on the fugitive gain'd, Who facing about, dated his foe to the strife With those faithful sprites who protected bis life ; The savages paus'd, and relinquish'd the chace,— The stranger bis safety thusr owed to tbe Jet! The Cherokee- Indians still boast of tbe race In which a whole host they intrepidly met Of Boot- lurking Spectres, while Taste still is backing The worth o'er both Indies of WARREN'S Jet Blacking. This Easy Shining aud Brilliant BLACKING, Prepared by f, nation. ( iTtTie ajvnntr.^ cs Vfiich Mve resulted from the for • tier of these two'circumstances eVery person lis aware, but it Joes not secou. that to the hitler of them— the peculiar constitu fion of oar Universities— much as has been its influence i » promoting the advancement of literature in Scotland— suf ficient importance has been attached. The constitution of tin English,' and 1 believe, of the foreign Universities, is such, that none hut those who are possessed of Cons'dehtble fortunes can haVe access to them. Happily for cur country, her case is widely different. Here, even the middle classes of the com- munity Cati afford, if they are disposed, to bestow upon their voutjh the advantages of a liberal education ; and hence it is, that hundreds and thousands of them, who never designed to prosecute any one of the learned professions, have eujoved these advantages, and of consequence, in literary acquire- ments, rank far above the same class in any. ether nation.— Thus itis, that the Universities of our country have been one very important mean of conferring on her that glorious supe- riority, in genuine worth, over every other nation, which she is confessed to have attained; and. surely, such a considera- tion as this. ought to raise them high in the public estimation, and procure fur them the continuance oT that extensive pa- tronage « Inch they have xso amply repaid. Their interests are Identified with those of the literature of our country, and if ever the time shall arrive, when popular prejudice shall be directed against them so as to cause them to be regarded in the light of a mere appendage, to what are called fhe learned pro- fessions, from that time will the high character of our country for general knowledge be lost, and all that superiority which the general cultivation of mind has conferred upon her, come to be regarded as a " tale of other days.' 5 Happily their popularity, and in particular, that of those ir, our own city, is too well established, to lie in the smallest degree affected bv such a document as that on which I began to remark in my last paper. That it was the writer's design, however, to detract as much as he could'fiom that popularity, I think their can'be no doubt; at least, it is difficult to perceive what other object he could have in view, by such a writing as the one in question. To declaim about the extinction of a desire for learning, and to criminate the Universities as hav- ing been, in a great measure, the causes of this melancholy phenomenon, and to do all this in the face of glaring evidence to the contrary, leaves no room to doubt, that the writer's de- sign was, what I have hinted. It will prove abortive, as it deserves; and ihe Object of the present remarks is not so much to free the Universities fromfalse imputations, as to expose to the scorn which it merits, a paper that seems indicative of so ungenerous a design. We have already seen the disregard of farts, which this writer has displayed, in the assumption with which he sets out, and we shall next see, what, indeed, might have been expected, from an attempt to assign causes for that which is not— the absurdities into which he, has fallen, in pretending to account for the assumed phenomenon. In the first place, he has been obliged to misrepresent alto- gether the design of our Universities. Was it ever supposed by any person of common understanding, that it is the design of these institutions, to render the Student perfectly rnaster of ihe sciences to which his attention may be directed? Yet this writer asks, with strange disingenuity. how is it possible that a Student could acquire a knowledge of the different branches taught there iu so short a period ?" If by " a know- ledge" in this question, any degree of know( edge js iv. tended, it is needless to say, that it is quite possible. But if a perfect knowledge is meant, as must be the case, else the question is absurd, the answer is, that'll is no? possibles And instead of saying, that " though twenty months were devoted fo one study, Irs knowledge of it would still be imperfect," he might have said, that this would be the case, though twenty years were devoted to it. But must, therefore, 44 the portion of time spent at the Universities" be extended to such a length, as will enable the Student to become master of the various sciences professed there ? This, indeed, would be a ludicrous arrangement. Professors wouhi then receive their pupils, not for a few years, but for life ; and men of fourscore, arrived about as near the verge of time a- s that of science, would be seen wearing the Student's toga along with boys who might be their dependents of tho third or fourth generation ! It would be pleasing to set imagination to work, in conceiving the scenes which would follow the adoption of such ^ plan ! But passing these, who is there that does not know, that the design of these institutions is - not to make Students per- fectly acquainted with the various sciences, but to exhibit such a comprehensive view of them as will, to an attentive mind, communicate a tolerably correct knowledge of their various parts, and particularly, yield essential aid in future investiga- t. ions. I know not, if this gentleman, on leaving College, ima- gined that he was " master of Greek, Mathematics, Natural and Moral Philosophy," & c. but I know, that if he did so, he was a fool. And alas! there are many such fools. But the considerate Student will regard himself as then only ENTERING on the wide fields of literature, at the same time, that he will prize the course of studies through which he has already passed, as having thrown light on the path which he is to pursue, and furnished bim with important information to direct his course, _ Here, trinx, by the way, ( take notice of B.' s want of manner," he affirms, " in which these are conducted, deserves the severest reprehension ;" and he goeson tosay, that in them every Student is just repeating what he has been previously examined on over and over again, in his particular class. Now this is not consistent with fact. It cannot be supposed, nor is it supposed, that five months attendance on any one of the classes will qualify a Student to answer every question that might be proposed, in the particular science which he may have been studying. Hence the propriety of a previous revisal. It is false, however, that his " task is prescribed," nor is he certain, that the subject of the private, will be that of the public, examination. B. particularly alludes to the examination of the first class. Now here, although it were true, which it is not, that the s'udent is aware of the exact verse which will fall to him, it is not the . mere explanation of that verse, but the readiness and correctness with which he gives the analysis of its different, words, and assigns reasons for their construction, that will mark the progress lie has made ; and in this part ofthe examination no student will appear to advantage, unless his proficiency has been considerable during the course. After all, in no University can the public exami- nation be regarded as an infallible criterion of merit. A bet- ter memory, more presence of mind, and other similar circum- stances, will greatly affect the appearance of one who may have m. ide considerable proficiency, and operate much to his advantage. The private examinations of his class are those by which bis character as a student will be better, and more in- falliably ascertained. I shall conclude the remarks I have to make on this subject in my next, paper. M. April 1G. • 50, STP, AND, London; SOLD IN ABERDEEN BY Smith, Union Street Davidson, Broad Street Robertson & Reid, Quay Iieid^ Castle Street Svmon, Union Street MolHson, Round Table Bremner & Co. Union St. Smith, sen. Castle Street Brantingham, Gallowgate Eraser. Union Street Duguid. North Street. Sutherland, ditto. Warrack, Union Street. Simpson, druggist, Green. Reid, ditto. And sold in every Town in the Kingdom. LIQUID, in Bottles" 6d.! 10d. 12d. and 18d. eatrh. Also PASTE BLACKING, in Pots 6d. 13d* and l- Sdeach. A Shilling Pot of Paste is equal to Four Shilling Bottles of Liquid. Allan. Green. L. Cruiekshanlc, Gallowgate. A. Cruickshank, ditto. Wrinlaw, ditto. Park, Broad Street. Innes, do. do. Garden. Castle Street Dyce, Broad Street Anderson. Castle Street Bisset, Broad Street Esson, Gallowgate AfHeckr Union Street Hay. King Street Troup, Castle Street FOl JIT10NICLE< x hi iresl » ing ft To the EDITOR ofthe ABERDEEN CHRONICLE. SIR, LONG has our country been distinguished for the intel- ligence of her people. Inferior in a thousand other respects to surrounding nations, in this she rises superior to them all. While the utmost of which they can boast is, that the light of science has been diffused among the higher ranks of their po pulation, it is hers to exhibit to the world an enlightened peasantry, and to tell that, not among tire'higher only, but even among the Unver clashes of her people, are the advan- tages of a libera) education richly enjoyed. To her numerous Schools and the peculiar constitution of her Universities, may be traced this superiority, in ail that constitutes the glory of a PARLIAMENTA. fit TlEt5,11 st COUNTY OF BEDFORD MEETING. In' pursuance of a requisition Signed by the Duke of Bed- rWd.' C^ F. Palmer, Esq M. P., W. H. Whitbread, Esq. M. P., S. C. Whitbread, Esq. M. P., and many other indivi- duals ofjpe highest respectability, a meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitants : » f the^ connty of Bedford was convened, on Saturday last., by the High Sheriff, J. P. Latour, Esq. in the Town Hall, Bedford, for the purpose of taking into considera- tion the propriety of petitioning for a reform in the Commons House of Parliament. The hall was crowded in every part. The High Sheriff having taken the Chair, The Duke of Bedford immediately . stoocj forward, , and was received with the most ardeiit demonstrations of affectionate respect. His Grace said, that there was, unfortunately, no identity between the people and the IIon* e of Commons. / The only identity that, existed was between the House of Com- mons and the Ministers of the Crown, ( applause.) The House of Commons^ as now constituted, represented, . in fact, any thing but the people, whom it ought to represent. It repre- sented the executive government, it represented individual peers and c'dmmoners, who returner! member.; to that house, but it did not represent the people, ( applause.) The represen- tation which be had described was the only representation it presented, arid certainly that vv- as a species of re^ e'sentation totally inconsistent with the sound principles of the British constitution, ( cheers.) The difficulties und distresses. U'ider. which the people were now labouring must, in a discussion of this kind, demand the most serious atteniion, and. in advo- cating the cause of reform, it was necessary that he should look to the source from whence all those evils had flawed upon the country. Having considered the subject maturely, he must say, that those misfortunes arose from an imperfect representa. tion of the people ; and until that master- evil was remedied, there was no hope, he feared, for the salvation ofthe countrj, ( applause') On these grounds he advoc ated the cause'of re- form, and thus publicly, in c- inYpiiance with the undisguised feelings of his mind, lie entreated the meeting to petition, par- liament. to grant Such a reform as would save the empire from impending ruin, ( applause.) The reform of abuses, the re- moval of grievances, the adherence of a system of comprehen- sive retrenchrneot, the adoption of the most strict and rigid economy— these were the professions which were heard at all county and other public meetings ; but when Parliament met, when the estimates were laid before the Mouse of Commons, he was sorry to say that the people found themselves uuserably deceived. The only reduction of taxation conceded to them was is. a bushel in the malt tax, and 10 per cent, taken from the salaries enjoyed by those who held offices under Govern- ment. The moment a proposition was made for the reduction of sinecure places, that moment they heard the House of Com- mons ( Tor they and the Ministers of the Crown were completely identified) loudly protest against such a measure. Oh !" cried they, You must not abolish' this undeserved pension, or that useless place, because the safety of the state depends on their continuance." ( laughter.) What! the safety of the state depend on keeping up useless offices? If it were so, it was an intolerable state— a state not to be borne ; for, if the constitu- tion of England depended for its existence on such a system of corruption, then he would say, that the constitution of England was not worth preserving, ( applause ) But the constitution did not stand on so weak and shallow a foundation ; it stood > on higher ground — it was placed on a nobler elevation— it rested on the great basis of public opinion— that basis, on which every good government must stand, and by the operation of which every- bad government must full, ( cheering.) Me was afraid, he was ashamed, as an Englishman, to say that they might look to other countries far brighter manifestations, of the spirit of patriotism, for more noble instances of self- devo- tion, than were to be found in his native land. To illustrate this position, he would allude to the conduct of a Spanish officer, Colonel Atv^ a, who had served with the Duke of Wel- lington through all his campaigns in the peninsula, and who had also been present at the battle of Waterloo. For his ser- vices, a pension of 8030 dollars A- year, a boon, equal, he be- lieved, to L. S000 per annum, had been Conferred on this gallant officer, with whom he had the honour of being ac- qnarnted. by his grateful country. lint the moment that honourable man saw his country labouring under the difficul- ties which at present oppressed her, he gave up his pension for the benefit of the state, contenting himself with the thanks of the Cortes, the Parliament of Spain, which followed this mu- nificent act ( applause.) He could not avoid contrasting the conduct which he had just described with that of an individual at home. Lord Sid. nouth had been in office for about 53 years. From the year 1789- with the exception of one or two years, he had held very high offices, and received very large salaries. He had successively tilled the situations of Speaker of the House of Commons, First Lord ofthe Treasury, Keeper of the, Privy Seal, Lord President of the Council, and, lastly. Secretary of State for the Home Department. But this was not all. During his administration he conferred n sinecure office of L. 40G0 a- year on his son, who was then a hoy at school. He was now living, and in the enjoyment of " that sinecure, ( shame.) But yet Lo& d Sid mouth was not satisfied jy. itb. litis— no, he retired on a pension of L. oOOO per annum', wrrrrrg iruisi niv nam t- ai mugs Ot an uiipirrvi uuien jj^ opie, ^ eries. of shame, shame.) This he had, in addition to the sinecure of L. 4000 which was held by his relative. Having for 55 years received the salaries attached to high official situations— being now in the full possession of his facilities and understanding— being indeed, in the prime of life and health— his mental powers as perspicuous as they were at any former period— under these circumstances the Noble Lord retired, carrying with him 7000i. per annum ot the public money. Was this what the people had a right to expect? Ground down as they were, had. they not a right to complain of such conduct ? ( yes, yes.) He would . now advert to another transaction, w'hich he was almost ashamed to mention— he alluded to a great borough- proprietor, now a noble Duke, late a noble Marquis, whose services, and the services of whose adherents in parliament, had been pur- chased by Government— had been purchased by conferring high offices nn those adherents. Tbe noble Duke's family and connexions were, of course, sent back to their constituents, when they accepted of place ; because, by the act of Parliament it was so provided. But how were the individuals in question sent back ? They were not sent back to the people of England — they were not sent hick to those who were free to choose or to reject them— no, they were sent back to the borough- pro- prietor, to their own patron, to the person who had engaged in the corrupt traffic, who had, in fact, made the'baigaiu with Ministers, ( cheers.) lie would- again ask, could such a cir- . cumstauce possibly occur, if a reform were effected in the Com- mons House of Parliament ? ( applause.) Mr. Burke empha- tically said, " That the House of Commons ought to be the ex press . image of the people." But, he demanded, could any . two things be more distinct in character than the' House of Commons and tbe people of England? ( no, uo.) On the one hand, they saw the petitioning people suffering under all the privations with which the country was visited— on the other, they beheld an humble and confiding House of Commons, sa- tisfied with whatever the minister was pleased to ask, and add- ; ing insult to injury by declaring that to be a relief, which was, in fact, a mere mockery. Let the lyeeting look at the Minis- ters in whom the House of Commons confiJed. They con- fided in one minister, who accused the people of ' an ignorant impatience of taxation." They confided ip anoiher, who told the country that the superabundance of produce wa,: » the onjy cause ofthe national distress and that time and patience could alone remedy the evil, ( applause); They confided in a third, who gravely stated, that relief from taxation would only add to the existing grievance. ( laughter). And, to render the climax complete, they confided in a fourth, who openly and unblusliingly told the people that corruption was necessary in the House of Commons, ( applause). Such was the feeling, such the virtue^ of the House of Commons ; but he hoped that meeting, and other meetings, would prove, that the feelings of a petitioning people were of a directly opposite character ( hear), that they were decidedly opposed to that confiiing'infatin: ion which was the bane and. destruction of the happiness of Eng- land, ( qheering). lie wished moderate reform- j- he wished | reform to be effected without tumult ; he wished it to be found- ed on temper and moderation • he wished. it to emanate Trom- tbe reason of man, not to Be the child of his passions, ( ap- plause). He desired a reform that would go. to the root of an evil, aud would eradicate the noxious disease under which the English constitution was now and had long been labouring But terms, as he had before observed, were of no importance. This proposition he waiuld elucidate by referring to a story which he had heard of a worthy baronet of great civic cele- • brity, whose same, at least, was weli known to them all. He i alluded to Sir W. Curtis. The worthy baronet Was some t, ime Vgo unfortunately labouring under a fit of illness. He sent for physician, who interrogated him . with respect to the symp- L iris of his disorder, felt his pulse, and prescribed. " You kili," said the doctor, " receive the greatest benefit from my Inscription ; it is a radical cure for your disorder." A |'// crt/ cure 1" exclaimed the astonish' d baronet,' I will have l- « thing to do with it ; I will not take your medicine; I thank od 1 am no radical, and I hate every thing connected with e word radical." ( much laughter). The doctor was goin< r v ay in despair ; but as hes was leavibg the loom, be thought f ?; n expedient which was likely to induce the worthy barojfi't h dopt his prescription. " lam very anxious, Sir William id he, " that you should take the medicine; it is a sovereign • medy." A sovereign remedy !," ejaculated . Sir William, isend it to me by all means. \ t wijl take a sovereign ivmedy lithout hesitation," ( much laughter). Nnw, whether the full T. d fair representation of the pe pie was effected by V a radical | re," orby a " sovereign remedy,^ he cared not, ( cheering). JT the thing be done, and he was. satisfied. Uq heeded n puis or epithets— they were of no consequence. • He looked F) a real and effectual reform— a reform that would secure to people, a full, free, and fair repreLen'tatibii 1u the House of Commons; ann It wa*, natter of indifference to bi+ n by what titje it was designated* ( cheering). Tie felt that without a reform in the Hou* e of Comm< u » s. the nation would perhaps bo calledon. by ambitious and unprincipled ministers, toenter- into nevv and unnecessary wars— to tolerate an extrav. igautex- penditure— in short, to renew that career which had reduce4 the Country to its present melancholy situations Without, such a reforitt, he feared the destruction of all that was great, and dear, and . valuable among Englishmen. He dreaded the des- j truction of all their best and most virtuous institutions— he dreaded the destruction of their laws and liberties— he dreaded the downfal ofthe constitution itself— if the people suffered themselves to he governed by a system of corruption, which some men had the boldness and Effrontery to defend as neces- sary for tne safety of the state, ( laughter), ft w; ts to remove the system of corruption which now prevailed, that he called on them to petition tlie House of Commons to restore to theui the blessings of that constitution, ofthe benefits of which they had been so long and so unjustly deprived, ( cheering.) The Noble Duke then road the petition which he meant to propose for the adoption ofthe meeting. It was couched in very energetic language, and embraced all the topics, to which he had adverted in the course of his speech. He then moved, " That rhe meeting do adopt the said petition." Mr. W. H. Whitbread, M. P. seconded the motion ! b an able speech. The resolution was th « ? n agreed fo, only one person, tbes Rev. Mr. Williamson, holding up his hand against it. The Duke of Bedford then moved, " That the petition be signed by the High Sheriff", in the name and on the behalf of the meeting." Mr. Pavr. e said, lite abolition of the slave, trade was propos- ed year after year, but fhe House of Commons bad no ear for it. At length the minister spoke, conviction entered the minds of the members, and htimanity triumphed, ( applause.) Were they to suppose that those gentlemen had no humanity before ( hat period ? Quite the contrary ; they had humanity, but, like all their other virtues, it was iu the custody ofthe minister, ( laughter.) Mr. C. F. Palmer, M. P. came forward amidst loud cheers. It was long since stated, he believed by Mr. Burke, that every third man you met iu the street, either held a phtce him- self under Government, or expected one, or had a friend who looked forward to a situation ; and the inference was. that ihe persou thus circumstanced could not act, in electing a repre- sentative, as a free and unbiassed agent. But to form an ide& of the great increase of patronage, let them look to our Indian territories,, to our vast possessions in every part of the globe, to the herd of money- lenders, contractors, and jobbers, and lastly, to the patronage connected with the collection of the taxes. It became a subject of conversation, whether the in- fluence of Miujjitei'sIn the Mouse of Commons could be much strengthened by the accession ofthe Grenville party. A gentle- man asked the Lord Chancellor his opinion on the subject.—.. The I, ord Chancellor was said to have answered, " It is true we have an occussion— there was a Sheffield Duke cf Bucking- ham, we have now a Jirum. magem Duke uf Bucking .. am' !" ( laughter.),' " But," continued the Querist, *• what weight has the party?" " I don't exactly know," answered the Lord Chancellor, " but I suppose Ministers bought them by weight, and not by value" ( laughter.) He would not have noticed this anecdote, but that it applied to a part of the noble Duke's speech. He was trie advocate of a full and fair reform— a jrefor. u tosucU an extent us would render the House of Commons what the law and constitution now presumed it to be— namely, a bonajide representation of the people of England, ( appiauie.) The motion was then sgreed to. The Rev. Mr. Williamson addressed the meeting. He did not wholly agree with the measures of his Majesty's ministers, because he thought they had in many instances disgraced them- 1 selves, ( applause.) But, on the other hand, their conduct had on various occasions reflected tlie highest honour on their cha- racters, ( laughter.) He did not wish to be a violent ministerial man, nor an anti- ministerial man ; he was desirous to take the middle course, and to act impartially. He thought, when' , ministers gave L. 10.000 a- year to the Duke of York for visit- ing a sick father at Windsor, they reflected eternal disgrace on themselves, ( bravo.) lie agreed with Mr. Palmer in cousidew ting rotten boroughs as very dangerous things j but it could not be denied that some members who represented rotten boroughs were put in by the Whigs as well as by tbe ministerial party. The Marquis of Tavistork said, when they did him the hon- our to intrust their petition to him last year, wheo the table- of the house was loaded with petitions from every part of the* kingdom, Lord Londonderry declared that in his estimation they went for nothing, because be considered them, as coming; only from the disaffected, and he appealed from them to what he cailed the wisdom and good sense of Parliament, but to what they would more truly call the corruption of the house of Commons, ( applause.) The noble Lord described the pre- sent constitution ofthe houxe of Commons, where tbe voice of the Minister was every thing, and the sense of the people- nothing; the member generally known by the title of the mi- nisterial wbipperio, frankly confessed, in conversation with another member, that he had in his pocket the majority which w^ s to decide the question to be debated that night, though he did not know whtit that question was. n, i.... » — j £ a ; lirxT i- Onke of Bed- tord, Who returned thanks in an appropriate speecti, in tiie I course of which he explained his connexion with the borough, of Tavistock, and assured the two gentlemen w'ho had supposed the proceedings of the day, that thj moment the representa- tion ofthat borough was thrown open to the townvand everv in- habitant paying scot and lot was entitled to vote, would be the. happiest moment of his life. £ ntptnal | 3arltammt HOUSE OF COMMONS. Monday, April 22. Mr, HTJME presented a petition from merchants Irndino- to Brazil, complaining ihat one- half per cent, was taken fr<„„ them for the British Consul, who derived an income of 90001. , a- year from thi- allowance, exclusive of Ms salary, and a share of tbe fees of the Vice Consul. Mr, HUME presented a petition from the Corporation of Perth, as did Lord A. Hamilton a similar petition from the Merchants and lionesses oft « Guildry of Perth, against lite Bill then before the house, relative to lbs Royal BuMia in. traduced by the Lord Advocate of Scotland. The petitions wt- re brought up, read, and ordered to tie punted CATHOLIC EMANCIPATION. Mr. IIART OA VIS presented a.- petition from Bristol praying that no ulteralion ntigliJt be mnvle in the existing laws respecting Roman Catholics. The Hog. Member said pet, lions similar to this bad been presented from Liveipool ami Glasgow, and be trusted nil the great and populous towns and cities in the kingdom would foliaw the example of those ho had named, Mr. PLUNKETT would not now enter into any discus- sion on this subject, but merely call ou hi-, Hon. Friend to correct one little error into which be had fallen. His Hon Friend bad tallied of petitions having been presented, s; mi| ilr to . that which he now presented from Bristol, Liverpool 3n[ j Glasgow, and expressed his hope that all the great towns in tbe kingdom would follow the example of those great and po- pulous pL- c'es. Now he wished his Hon. Friend to correct himself. The fact was, that no petition ou this subject had been presented from Liverpool, and none from Glasgow. The petition was not from the city of Glasgow,- but frointhe Synod of Glasgow; which Synod consisted of one person A laugh) Mr. Secretary PEEL was- couvinced his liight Hon. Friend did not mean to misrepresent, but be was very much mistaken when he stated the Synod of Glasgow to consist of only one individual. It was true that, according to usage, only one individual of that highly respectable body sigiWd the pe- iiion Mr. PLU. N'KETTs i. l he bad not represent*,! the as. consisting of only one, person,; all that ho intended was, that only one individual, signed the petition. Tbe petition was received and ordered to be printed STATE OF IRELAND. Sir J. NjGJV: PORT said, bis duty was to fall ,1, e attention of 1 arliament to the. present condition of dievkiiurdcjin of Ire- land. Ireland occupied an area of niiietec* millions of J-' n- \ gllfM neres lis population had increased frflfrt about four mil- lions, in ] 7- 17, to nearly six millions by the calculation uf ' Hit and to nearly seven millions by the census of last vear Hero there was a population of nearly seven millions for which the : house was called upon to legislate. He might in three words' ! Slun U|> principle on which Ireland was i- overned were-- divide and govern !" That the principle'of i •.. , i * ' Synod to say Tbey - i a » p. t. j xi iacr government. I, was the principle which embittered all their feelings, and which made . hem look upon their superiors as their oppiessors.. Since 1803, there had been in Ireland four millions of u<. iiuii. illy increased taxes, while the whole had failed as a system of revenue, ,-, nd the people were burdened. It would be let, 11,1. as it was in some other countries, that tha iron grasp of poverty had paralysed ihe arm of the tax- gatherer; and limited ,1, this instance, the omnipotence of parliament! ( hear bear.) hey had taxed the people, but not augmented the supplies they had drawn on ' capital, not ii-^ ome- and they inconsequence reaped the Invest ,, f discontent, and fail- ed to reap the harvest of revenue Under all its burdens and privations its exports I, ad increased ; but he waJ sorry tosay that m looking to the exports he could not colder thein a proof P'-' MKT. ty or tbe people. The reason was, that nu people consumed so'little of the produce which tl. ey raise I themselves, as tbe people of Ireland. It was wterly Impos. siblebut that, With the natural advantages which Ireland pos- sessed, her station most bave- advantcd had she not been visited by t. ie calamity of a government by division, ( bear.) In 181 « a question was put to the noble lord at the head of the treasury relative to the tithe system, who assured the noble person who ' put the question, that mL subject was under coasldcrMiatw. \ jtfvvt Government hAa Cometh fn contemplation . relative to tirhes. hnd ihat the Same objection was not applicable to a iommutatioo in Ireland, . which Wight render it impracticable In this country. It sik year's since that motion, and wfiat Was stated to be then in progress, he hoped was now matured. . In advei ting to tlie question of tithes, which no one could deny Were a. source of great grievance in Ireland; vast sums were collected as tithes, which never reached the pockets of the clergy ; in the system of collection, the poor peasants and small farmers got into the hands of a set of rapacious wretches, who ground them to the eaith, whose conduct excited daily dis- pu'es and contentions, and whose exactions wrested from the unfortunate poor the almost only subsistence of themselves and their children. It vvaS impossible that under such a system of collection the tithe system could be continued without being the source of perpetual dispute and irritation in Ireland. The Jfton. baronet then moved resolutions pledging the house to adopt remedial measures with all convenient dispatch. Mr. GOtJLBURN said, every one must know that theob- ject of the resolutions was to prove that the Government h* d hitherto neglected the performance of its duties. He must positively deny t\ iat tlie present Government of Ireland were at all liable to the imputation which the motion of the Right Hon. Baror. et was calculated to cast upon them. The result . of all the inquiries which henad made was to satisfy him, that the disturbances ef Ireland in no way originated or depended on the settlement of the Catholic question. He must also say, . that he did not consider the question of tidies to form any ma- ferial cause 6f the existing disturbances in Ireland. He Cer- tainly knew that in the notices and denunciations, tithes were specified 3s a source of grievance ; but so was the ret. t of land, so was the L- vying of taxes, so was the salary ofthe priests, so was every thing in the shape of payment, by which the execu- tive authority < Jf the Government was to be maintained. The fact wjks, thatthe materials of disturbance in Ireland bad been growing ever since the termination of the war. In that coun- try. as irt this, every means had been adopted to light the Same of insurrection among the inferior classes ofthe people ; and in furtherance ofthat design, the subject of tithes had been emnnterated among the grievances ofthe people ; not so much because it was a real grievance, as because it suited the purpose of the agitators so to characterize it, Under all these circum- stances, he felt it his duty to move the previous question. After the question had been put from the chair by the Speaker, Mr. N. Calvert, and Mr. 3. Rice spoke in support of the motion. Mr. CHARLES GRANT said, it vrns in the year 1760 that the first disturbances of this nature arose ; and the scene of action was the South of Ireland. With the exception of an interval ofa very few years indeed, the same acts of violence, atrocity, and bloodshed, had been continually perpetrated from that period down to the present time, in that unhappy country, ( hear, hear). This fact was alone sufficient to prove that there must be something: bad in the system under which the people were subjected to the recurrence of these grievances. The nhject state of the peasantry was the immediate cause of per- haps every distress they endured. In 1787, Lord Clare said, he did not believe that in all the world there was so miserable a peasantry as the peasantry of Munster. Though he ( Mr. Grant) did not entirely concur in this view of their condition, he did lelieve that, excepting Poland, perhaps in no country of Europe could so miserable a peasantry be found as in Ireland. Their food, their clothing, their lodging, every thing was of the worst possible description. When the peasantry cried out against the taxes, they did not mein taxes imposed by Govern- ment, but local taxes— the assessment of land, for instance, for the levying of tithes. Thirty years ago, in the county of Cork, the assessed acre was rated at about 6s. only. During the war it rose to L. 20. Since the war it had fallen to L. 15 or L. I 2. Under the present system the farmers aud peasants were kept in a state of continual fever and trouble of mind. But the cause of discontent cjid not stop there ; a deep distrust of British legislation bad sunk deep in the hearts ofthe people. They sought not the overthrow of the Government, they en- tertained no revolutionary notions, but they had a great distrust of the law, because they believed the law was not intended for their benefit o* for their protection. The whole stream of legis- lation with respect to Ireland had been hostile to the people ; and by the people he did not mean merely the lowest orders, but the vast mass ofthe inhabitants : they had been excluded from the benefit of thfe British laws and constitution. In England there existed a substantial body ofyeorpanry possessing ft wholesome influence ovt r their inferiors; in Ireland this class was wholly unknown. In " Ijjflgland there was a large and ^ opulent body of resident gentry; in Ireland there were either no resident gentry, or they were poor and uurespected. In England there existed a perfect system of police to resist law- less in novation ; in Ireland the police was wretchedly inadequate. In England there was a vigorous, enlightened, and effective magistracy ; in Ireland they were divided and distracted by petty and political interests. With regard to education, it ap- peared, on indisputable authority, that there were no less than 8000 schoolmasters in Ireland ; and, supposing that each taught 20 scholars, it would appear that 400,000 of the rising genera- tion were receiving instruction. But it was equally true, that in general the nature of thc education was more calculated to injure and demoralise than to advance and improve. What they read must have the effect of inflaming their passions, aud instilling into their minds every species of love of adventure. If he were asked to point out the great cause of the evil scheme of policy pursued by England towards Ireland, he should answer in one sentence, that it was produced by the Govern- ment of Ireland being extrinsic of the people, and not sympa- thising with them. It had been originally brought upon them, and down to a late period, 1782, had been supported by foreign force or foreign fraud, ( hear). In all governments, even in the most despotic— there was and must be a tendency to adjust itself to the wishes of the people— it acquired, by force of ex- ternal and internal circumstances, a habit of accordance with • he people ; but for twenty or thirty years before the Union, the only mode in which the Government in Ireland was kept, being was by the English military ; from the reign of Henry II. down to 1782, he would venture to, assert that no Govern- ment could have stood a month without that support. The lion. Gentleman then went at some length into the remedies which the state of Ireland rendered necessary. Mr. ELLIS ( of Dublin) spoke at considerable length, and attributed the disturbed state of the country to Catholic pre- judices, and the agency oPagitators. Mr. PLUNKETT would not follow the Hon. and learned member who had just spoken, through the disgusting attack he had made on the great body of the population of that country, from which he was returned to sit in Parliament. It was often asked in a tone of triumph, by the enemies of the Catholics, 41 Why are you not satisfied with the boon granted to you ? Why are you not content with the concessions which you have received ?" The reason was, because concession had been followed in every stage by the curse and malediction of those bigots whose prejudices neither times nor circumstances could repiove— who, like an unwholesome blight, like a destructive mildew, intercepted every ray of royal favour, or of legisjative l> enelicence, ( hear, hear.) lie wished to speak with respect of the great body of Irish landlords ; but he was compelled to say, that, generally in the west and in the south of Ireland, they exacted so much rent themselves, that they left little for the tithe of the clergy, and joined in the cry of exaction when that little was attempted to be recovered. They sometimes let their land at from L. 7 to L. 10 per acre. Whatever the poor occu- pier could spare beyond mere subsistence, the proprietor claim- ed in the shape of rent, and thus left ihe clergyman, in the recovery of his tithe, to deal with an insolvent fund, ( hear, hear.) If the latter surrendered his rights, he was left with- out an income, and praised for his generosity ; if he exacted them, the cry of rapacity was raised against him. in the mean time the poor occupier of the land gained no advantage by the clergyman's forbearance, as what was remitted in tithe was exacted in rent, ( hear, hear.) After some remarks by Mr. Peel, and a short reply from Sir J. Newport, the motion was negatived without a division. Wednesday, April 24-. The House was occupied with the subject of Mr. Hunt's imprisonment. Sir F. Burdett concluded a long speech by " moving that an Address be presented to the King, praying that he would be pleased to remit the punishment he has stlil to undergo according to the sentence ofthe law. He was re- plied to by Mr. Secretary Dawson and Mr. Peel, when the House divided— For the motion, ... ... ... 84 Against it, 223 Majority, ... ... 139 Tn the early part of the evening Mr. Huskisson again allud- ed to the Brewers and the price of porter, and repeated his promise that he would bring in some measure to ensure to the public a fair participation in the advantages arising from the reduction of the Malt Tax. Thursday, April 25. " Nearly twenty petitions were presented from agriculturists jn virions places in England, praying for relief, aud Mr. MAULE presented a similar petition from Forfarshire, and another petition from certain growers of Barley in Forfar- shire," prayinj* that the Scotch distillers might have the same privilege of exporting spirits as the Irish distillers. Mr. HUME moved for copies of all Patents granted by Government for printing for public or Government Offices in England and Scotland ; also of any Patents granted for sup- plying any offices with paper or stationery in Scotland.— Or- dered. Lord J. RUSSEL brought forward his motion for a Re- form in the Commons House of Parliament. His Lordship, in substance, proposed to take 300 Members from the rotten boroughs, and give the right, of electing that number to popu- lous towns, at present not possessing the elective franchise. Mr. CANNING was ihe chief o^ yoovat © f his Lordship** jRciiv. a* After a long debate lf: e motion wn* negat'VbH on ,1 division, there being for the motion, 164— Against it ii69-~ Majority, 105, which was received with acclamations by the advocates of reform. The Marquis of Londonderry's motion, founded on the Agricultural Report, was to^ have come on. but it. was post- poned till Monday, in consequence of his Lordship's indis- position. Friday, April 26. COURT OF CHANCERY. Mr. M. A. TAYLOR gave notice that on Wednesday, the 27th May, he should submit a motion to the House relative to the High Court of Chancery in England, and that early in the next Session he should move for leave to bring forward a mea- sure for introducing a Grand Jury into the administration of justice in Scotland. SCOTS BURGHS. Mr. HUME presented a petition from the corporation of shoemakers of Perth in favour of reform in Scots burghs, and against the Lord Advocate's bill. The LORD ADVOCATE laid upon the table a petition from Nairn, in favour oF the Burgh Account Bill. BODY STEALERS Sir RONALD FERGUSSON presented four petitions from Scotland, complaining of the abuses committed in steal- ing bodies from the graves, and praying for an inquiry into the defective state of the law upou that subject.-— ordered to lie on the table. GREECE AND TURKEY. Mr. HUME asked whether any orders had been given to prevent the exports of arms and ammunition to Greece. Yhey were allowed to Turkey, and a Turkish frigate had been cop- pered in Deptford yard. Mr. WILMOT teplied that Sir T. Maitland had is- sued a proclamation against the export of ammunition from Malta to Greece, but " those who had shipped it from England in ignorance of the proclamation, had been allowed to com- plete the adventure. ff. f, , mii g miiixvM'niii if- - rrrirrri'- TT - Trrrnnn FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FROM FRENCH PAPERS. PARIS, April 22.— Yesterday the King transacted business with the Keeper of the Seals. Count Woronzoff, tlie Russian General, has set out for St. Petersburg^. The following is an extract from a private letter, dated Madrid, April 11 : " The most improbable reports succeed each other with astonishing rapidity since the arrival of a courier extraordinary from Paris. It has been concluded that a declaration of war between France and Spain has taken place ; and some have even gone so far as to announce the return ofthe Minister Plenipotentiary of this Court from Paris, and the departure of the Count Lagarde from hence. According to these rumours, the Spanish Envoy at Paris, having observed too little delicacy to wards the Cabinet of the Tuileries on the subject of the cordon of health, ofthe factions in Navarre, & c. the French Government took him at his word, when he threatened to leave that capital, which, it is said, lie has done*. On the receipt of this intelligence the Spa- nish Ministers repaired to Aranjuez, and Count La- garde has received his leltres de conac. Yesterday he went to see and take leave of the King at Aranjuez, and it is expected he will immediately set out for Paris. " This news has spread consternation throughout the capital. Our affairs, already in a lamentable condition, are rendered worse by this circumstance, which does not contribute to render us either contented or happy." AUGSBURO, April 15.— All our letters from Vienna, Buda, Pest, Brody, and Ilermanstadt, as well as from Warsaw and Wilna, for several days past, have been de- cidedly warlike. A courier is expected in the course of this week at Vienna, with the definitive answer of the Court of Petcrsburgh. Fresh disturbances, it is said, took place at Constantinople on the 23d and 21th ot March, but the particulars are not known. PAMPELUNA, April 3.— The day before vesterdav our Provisional Deputies addressed a very important re- presentation to the Cortes, which complains of thc late resolution of the Cortes to disarm the volunteer national militia of that city, and endeavours to shew that the con- duct of the regular troops occasioned the disorders that had taken place in the city. £ Here follows a detailed account of tlie disorderly conduct of the military.] The Madrid Papers also announce the arrival of a ves- sel, the Cecilia schooner, at St. Sebastian on the 4th, with letters from Curacoa to the 26th of January, and from Puerto Cabello to the 21- th.- The letters give ac- counts of the successes of General Latorre, and still af- firm the death of Bolivar. They say that at Puerto Cabello the greatest hopes were entertained of recover- ing the whole provinces, if thev soon received a supply of troops and especially of monev. We shall onlv ob- serve that thc time for reinforcements is past, and that no chance remains to Spain of reconquering Columbia. APRfL 2i.— Two Journals of yesterday stated, that in consequence of an assassination committed on a Co- lonel bv a domestic, and in the house of Lord Bvron, the Noble Lord is at present in prison, but the Colonel is not named. One of them places the scene at Pisa, and the other at Pavia, and to heighten the probability, thev make the news come from Home. It would pro- bably have come from Milan, had there been any foun- dation for it. Aix LA- CtlAPELtE, April 19— We have just re- ceived letters from Vienna of a very recent date, one of them terminates with the following paragraph—" It is considered as certain, that on the 25th of this month ( April), we shall know positively whether we have war, or whether peace will lie maintained." It is confirmed by various communications, that part of the Austrian troops, forming the garrrison of the for- tresses in the Milanese and Venetian territory, is to march to Dalmatia, to observe the motions of the Otto- man troops that are collecting in Turkish Dalmatia. It is affirmed that a Pacha, with a numerous suite, has al- ready arrived at Mostaret. The Austrian head- quarters will be at Zara. Thev write from Zante, under the date of 7th March, that the Greek and Turkish squadrons are in sight of each other. Hitherto they have contented themselves with observing each other. * There was only wanting such an assertion as this to enable us to judge of tile truth. If .\ I. the Count Lngarde is prepar- ing lo quit Spain, as the Spanish Ambassador has quitted Paris, the pretended rupture is not very far advanced, and our cor- respondent lias been led into an error.— Journal des Debates. FROM GERMAN PAPERS. PETERSBURG!!, April G— Since the return of our mission to Constantinople, besides the usual post between this and Odessa, an extraordinary post has been estab- lished, which goes and arrives twice in the week. Baron Strugonoff, and thc persons attached to bis mission are still actively engaged here iu the a Hairs of their former department; they still keep up a constant diplomatic correspondence on the affairs of our Court and the Porte, by means of the English, French aud Austrian Ministers, through whose mediation the Porte hopes to renew its ancient direct relations with Russia. The war with Persia seems to be Only suspended for the winter, during which negociations are said to be carrying on. The Persians insist oil the cession ofthe provinces w hich the Porte formerly took from them. It cannot be believed that tiie Turks will agree to this cession, and it is therefore very probable that thc war will continue. From the Moldavian Frontiers, April 2. In consequence ofthe news that the Turks continue to become more and more numerous in Moldavia, the second army will not go into the camp at Winnicza ; but the reserve of the second army and the heavy artillery will go into this camp, which is now ready. I'he whole corps of SabanelF remains therefore in Bessarabia. The Commander- in- Chief draws all the rest of his forces nearer to this corps; thus the corps of Lieutenant- General lludzicwiez is already in a line- whir that of Sabirieff. Tltcsft two corps, ami all the otlipr divisions of the second army, will remain in these, posi- tions till the Emperor conies. The Lithuanian, corps and the Polish army follow the movements of second armv. . FR ANKFORT, April 16.— Letters direct from Vienna state, that the last mailfroni Constantinople was brought on the 10th by u special messenger of M. de Lutzow's. It was said e, vcn that tlie Chief Secretary of the Ein- bas « v of M. de Lutzow ( M. Hussar) . had arrived with the messenger; if so, the dispatches must be very im- portant. The Austrian Funds are much lower. M. Rothschild sends out couriers in all directions. AIX- LA CiiApft!. r. F, April 1G.— Several mercantile letters have given rise to a report which has been in cir- culation in some parts of the South of Gfcrmanv, that an English fleet would be immediately sent to cruise in tiie Baltic. It was even said that this news had excited some sensation at Riga, where there is a Russian squa- dron. It is affirmed, that the last dispatches which the Ca- binet of Berlin has received from the. Court of Vienna, relate to a conversation agreed upon between Prince Metteruich and M. de Taleschetf, to regulate the fu- ture fate ofthe Greek nation, and determine its political existence. A similar communication is said to have been made to the Court of tiie Tuilleries and the English Go- vernment. We shall soon know what to think of thc part which Prussia will take in approaching events. Every thing leads to the presumption that it cannot remain neuter in the present state of political a flairs. This important question will be decided as soon as it is officially known that Austria has made an alliance with Russia. LONDON, April 27. A Drawing Room was. ht'ld on Tuesday at Bucking- ham House, in honour'of his Majesty's Birth- Day.— At an early hour St. James's Park was crowded with spectators, and at twelve the company began to arrive. In consequence of the adjournment of both Houses of Parliament, the Members of each were enabled to at- tend upon his Majesty ; and although the day was unfa- vourable, in consequence ofthe heavy falls of rain, yet the company seemed as numerous as on anv former oc- casion. About one o'clock thc Speaker of the house of Commons arrived in his state carriage, and was followed bv the Marquis of Londonderry, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Peel, and most of the Cabinet Minis- ters. The Earl of Liverpool arrived soon after two in a plain carriage. The Spanish and French ambassadors came in state, and were followed bv the other foreign Ambassadors at this court. At about half- past two, the line of carriages reached from the top of St. James s Street to Buckingham House, and from thence took a sweep all down the Bird Cage Walk to the Horse Guards. A great number of ladies of rank and distinction arrived in sedan chairs, and were set down at the side entrance of Buckingham House. The consequence was,' that the greatest order and regularity was preserved. The Duke of York, the Duke of Sussex, and most ofthe Roval Princes attended. They arrived soon after two, and left an hour afterwards. Towards the latter part of the day, the weather cleared up, and enlivened the scene. The bands of music stationed on the Green before Buckingham House, and outside thc railing, add- ed not a little to the gratification of the thousands of spectators who witnessed the gay scene. At four o'clock the company began to depart, and from that hour till half- past six the carriages were leaving Buckingham House. His Majesty arrived before the company attended, and dressed at Buckingham louse. About seven lie left it in his private carriage, accompani- ed bv his suite in attendance upon him. Tlie Metropolis in the evening was illuminated in many parts, in honour of his Majesty's Birth- Day. The election of a Common Serjeant came ofi at Guild- hall, on Thursday. Mr. Denman and Mr. Bolland were proposed, and the Hall immediately, proceeded to a ballot, when Mr. Denman was elected bv a majority of 12. RAMSGATE,- Apri' 19.— Wednesday tiie foundation stone for the pyramid to be erected in honour of ins Ma- jesty's visits to this town was laid at the spot selected on the pier; a large space, upwards of twenty feet deep, having been dug for that purpose. The stone lowered to foundation for tfiis purpose was a fine Cornish granite weighing three tons and a half. It is said that the pyra- mid is to consist of one entire granite nearly 50 feet above ground, after the plan of one at ancient Tliebcs, in Egypt. On Thursday the dispatches were closed at the East India House, and delivered to the Pursers ofthe follow- ing ships, viz.— Lady Melville, Captain Richard Clif- ford ; Regent, Captain Robert Wright Norfor— for China direct. A detachment of thc Scotch Greys has marched into Wolverhampton and ISilston, in consequence of the threatening conduct of the colliers in the neighbourhood O i3 those towns. LORD BVRON.— We are requested bv a Correspon- dent, to correct some mistatements which have got into circulation on the subject of the late increase of fortune to which Lord and Lady Byron have succeeded bv the death of Lady Noel. The following particulars, we are assured, are correct:—" - The late Lord Wentworth left, by will, a life- interest in his Leicestershire estate ( about £ 6,000 per annum), to his sister Lady Noel, at whose death it was to dcscend to Lady Byron, for her life only, and consequently to Lord Byron, in right of his wife, during her Ladyship's life. At the period of the separa- tion between Lord and Lady Bvron, it was agreed to by his Lordship, that should he, by Lady Byron's surviving Lady Noel, ever come into possession ofthe rental of the estate, a friend should be named bv Ladv Byron, to meet a friend on the part of his Lordship, and that their decision should fix what portion of the rental should be appropriated to her Ladyship's sole use. Lord Dacre, on the part of Lady Byron, met Sir F. Burdett, on the part of Lord Byron, and they have decided that one moiety ofthe net annual produce ofthe estate shall be appropriated to her Ladyship." Successor to Mr. Conning.— We have boon informed, on what we deem good authority, that the friends of . Mr. Glad- stone have been canvassing in the interest of that gentleman. An article from Stockholm notices the approaching departure of Mr. Fitzgerald, the English Minister. No reason is as- signed. At ail the Hundred Meetings in Norfolk, which have been held during the last weeks, with one exception, Resolutions for Parliamentary Reform have been agreed to by great ma- i jorilies. NAVAL REGISTER. FIIOM LLOYD'S MARINE LIST, April 23. The Leeds of Nov,- castle, Dobson. and the Vioe of SimHer- lane, Elliot. ran foul ofcaeh other on Saturday, off Yarmouth ; the bows of the lattei was stove to the water's edge, her fore- yard, jib- booin. and fore- stay broken. Stockholm, April 5.— On the 23d of March, between 2 and 4, A. M. the English brig Garlands, bound from Scotland to Riga, stranded in a great storm off the Breaking Shallows. The ship was syon beaten to pieces and five of the crew pe- ri- hed. The Captain, the pilot, and a sailor, were saved after they bad long diil'ted about on the wreck, so that they were hai! dead when they were brought on shore. The Findou, Tovee, from Sunderland to Maldon, vvas'run down near J'lambro* Head, by the Blossom, Cox, of Lynn,— Crew saved. The I. ouisa, Alexander, sailed from Yarmouth for Chester, on the. 25th January, parted from the Juno Stirling, on the 1st Fel^ ruai y off the Land's End, and has not sifiee been : heard of. The Vigilant. of Alloa, from Palermo to Londonderry, was spoken with on the 15th ult, off Ca^ e de Gait, by the John and Mary, arrived in the Creek. Tile Janus, South Seaman, of London, was at Sidney ( lie j. Utter end oi' September • the Emerald, aud the Surrey tit' London, were at Macrjtlaiie Island, on 20th November ; the former bound to Riu Janeiro, and the latter for London. The Nelly. Carrie, sailed from St. John, New Brunswick, about 30th January, for Liverpool, and has not since been beard of. The Earl of Lonsdale, Moore, sailed from St. Michael's for Liverpool on the 20th January, and has not. since been heard c, f, It is supposed that she foundered off the cuagt of Ireland on or about the 5th ol' February. On Thursday the Fanny transport arrived at Ports- mouth from Malta, with troops and returned Govem- irent stores,. She left that island on the 22J February, when she left tliere his Majesty's ships Roehefort, 80, Vice- Admiral Sir Grahame Moore, K. C B- Dispatch, Chanticleer, and Adventure. She is under quarantine. The Ship Minerva, Captain Bell, from Leith for Hobarts's Town, Van Diemen's Land, and New South Wales, sailed from Portsmouth on Tuesday se'en night. She took al& iit thirty- five passengers, natives of North Britain, for the former place. SI. A DE, April 23. — " Yesterday it was my lot to be called on to assist at two of the most distressing wrecks I have ever witnessed. The barque Esther, of Liverpool, \ V. Catshell, master, and tht- Sandwich Packet, were both lost near the Hook Light, on the night of Sunday the 21st, and ate now s- rewed io small fragments along seven miles of the county of Wexford coast. The former was laden with cotton and rice, from Charleston to Liverpool, five weeks out, and of her crew, the Captain, two mates, and five hands have perished ; the survivors' names are Peter Groundwater, John Qainrt, Peter Paterson, Charles Anderson, and Edward Lennon ; her cargo is nearly a total loss. ' I'he Sandwich has been still more un- fortunate; every person oil board her has perished. SAMUEL ELLY, Junior. KINSALE. April 23.—*• On my arrival here this morning, I was informed of the truly melancholy and heart rending fate ofthe beauiifol American ship the Albion, Captain Williams, bound from New York to Liverpool ( one of the packet ships); she lost her masts last night about ten o'clock, and about three this morning struck on a ridge of rock-, to Ihe westward of the Old Head, near Garretstuwn, and went to pieces ; one of the mates and six of the crew reached the shore, wiih one cabin ^- issonger, a young gentleman of Boston, and, melancholy to relate, poor Captain Williams and the rest of his cabin passen- gers, 15 men and. 17 ladies, met a watery grave. • The Albion was a tine ship, of near 500 tons burden.— I understand there was a large stun in specie on board ; part ofthe deck only that floated ashore is all that was seen ofthe ship, aud 1 hear a few bales of cotton have also come on shore. • JACOB MARK, Consul U. S. A." MARKETS, S,- c. AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN. The followi tig is the General Average which governs Im- portation, taken from the Weekly Returns of the quanti- ties and Price of British Cdm, Winchester measure, in England and Wales, for the week ended 20th April. "'' Beans, - 21s lid Peas, - 21s 9d Oatmeal, - 00s Od Bear or Big, - 00s OOd VV heat. Rye, Barley, Oats, - 44s 2d 19- 8ti ISs 1 Od lfis Id I ----- — ." ft, - ve'u I ne average price of Brown or Muscovado Sugar, computed from the returns made in the week ended April 24, ia 33s, Gd. per cwt. duty exclusive. CORN EXCHANGE, April The continuation of adverse winds has prevented ourhavino- any arrivals since Monday, in consequence of which the prices of all arain are full as high ns on that day, and having a toler- able demand for the wheat, prime samples met ready sale. Oats alio went off freely, but barley of the second quality still hangs on hand. Beans, being rather scarce, met tolerably brisk sale. HADDINGTON CORN MARKET, April 26. A small supply of Wheat in market, which met wiih a ready sale. Top price Is. lower, but current prices rather higher than last day— Top price of Barley the same and Oats 9d. lower than last day. Wheat. I< irst, 30s Second 27s Tinrlci/. 21s Gd , 18s Od 16 s Od Oals. 1.6s Od lis Od 13s Od Pease 13s Gd lis Od IQi Od Beans. 13s Od lis Od 10s Od Third 26s , . , This day there were 410 boils of Oatmeal in Edinburgh Market— Retail price per peck of best oatmeal. Is. Od. second Os. Od- GLASGOW CATTLE MARKET.-— There was the largest supply of fat Cattle in Glasgow market dn Monday, that fi'as been for a considerable period. There were about 460 head iu whole, and this unusual number is attributed to the commencement of the cattle fairs in the northern counties.— The stock was considerably above the demand", consequently a number'remained unsold, as the holders would not allow of any diminution in the prices. Beef, according to the qualities, brought from 7s. to 9s, a . stone. As there were only about 500 sheep in the market, there was a considerable advance on their prices. Black- faced wedders brought from 25s. to 51s. and the white- faced breed sold from 50s. to 34s. a head, A lot of 40 white- faced ev^ es sold at 3( 3s. Gd. each. No lambs have vet yet appeared in the market ; but a few were sold privately at a guinea a head. They were from the. neighbourhood of Lin lithgow, and would weigh about 4lb a quarter. MORPEITI, April 24— At our market this day there was a g" 0! i supply of Cattle and Sheep, which, sold readily at last week's prices. Beef from 4s. Gd. to 5s. 5d.— Mutton from 5s. to 5s. lOd. per stone sinking offals. At Trinity Muir Market, on Tuesday last, there was a great number of black cattle, and a considerable part of them were sold, but the sales effected were at comparatively low prices : three and four year old stots brought from 81. to 131. according to age and weight, and other descriptions of beasts in propor- tion ; some lots of yearlings were sold so low as 24s.; a great number of the best cattle returned home unsold. Several dealers from the south country attended, one of whom purchas- ed upwards of three hundred beasts in the market and neigh- bourhood. On the Whole, the market cannot be considered favourable to the rearers of stock, the highest prices given being from 31. to. 4). below the average of several years past. FAIRS. A PR TL— ( New Stile.) Fortrose, 1st Wednesday Findon, ditto Cupar of Angus, tlie Thursday before Easter Melross, ditto Byth, 1st Thursday Brechin, 3d Wednesday Colbockie, Ross shire, ditto Inverness, Wednes. after 22d Pasch Market, Aberdeen, last Wednesday Old Aberdeen, last Thursday ( Old Stile.) Keith, 1st Tuesday Cruden, ditto Dufftown, day after ditto Nevvdeer, 1st Tues. & Wed. Donan Fair of Auchterless, 2d Tuesday and Wednesday Elgin PasCh Fair, the Thurs. in Passion Week Forres Pasch Fair, 2d Wednes* Hawkhali Pasch Fair, 3d f ues. Inverury, Wednerk after ditto Cuminestown, Thurs. after do, L ' gie. Thurs after Cu mi nest on GraiitOn, last Tuesday Auchindoro, last Tuesday Fettereairn, ditto Kepple Tryst, Belhelvie, last Tuesday Tarves, St. George's, last Tues. and Wednes. MAY.- Slateforcj, 1st Monday Muchals Tryst. 1st Tuesday llosai ty. 1st Tuesday Abtrlour, 1st Thursday Durris, 2d Tuesday Potarch, the day following Findon 2d Wednesday Cornhill of Park, 2d Thursday Bervi^, do. Bridge of Potarch, do. Beauly Holy Cross, 14th day, or Wednesday after Rora, 1st Wed. after 12th Milltown, Ross- shire, 3d Tiles. 0 Id trie) d ruin, Th ursbefore 19th New. ieer, Thurs. after 26th ; or on that day, if a Tnurs. Tarland, Wednes. before 26th 1 overury, the day before Wartle WartleTryst. Tliursbefore26th Banff. Bvandon Fair, the26tb, or Tuesday after Glammis, Wed. after 2Gth Huntly, Thurs. after 26th Oldtnehjrum. Satur. after2Gth Glasgow, Whitsun- week. ( Old SlUe.) Ellon, Rood Fair, 1st Tues. Kildrummy, do.— Byth* do. ( New Stile.) Dunsmuir, Tuesday before 1st Wednesday Greenburn, 2d Tuesday Droadstraik, Thursday after Auchinblae, the day after BaI later, 1st Tuesday Strichen, 2d Tues. and Wed. Drumblade, 2d Wednesday Kincardine O'Neil, 2d Tiiurs. Stonehaven, the Thurs. before WhitsUnday Montrose. 1st Friday after do. Peterhead, 3d Tuesday Rothiemay, do. New Pits I i go, 3d Tuesday and Wednesday Insch, do. Fochabers, last Wed. but one Contin, 25d or Wed. after Udn. y, 4th Tuesday Elgin Trinity Fair, last Tues. and Wednesday Byth, last Tuesday and Wed. Hawkhall, StMargar& t'sThur. before last Saturday Auebindore. la^ t Friday Turriff, last Saturday Oldmeldrum, Thurs. after do PRICE OF HOPS, April 27. NEW POCKETS. I KEVv RAGS. Kent, 3100s to 51 Os | Kent, 21 16a to Sussex, 21 14s to 31 10> j Sussex, 21 6s to Essex, 21 18s to 41 4s J Essex, 21 10s to Faruham, fine, ci 00, to 101 Os— Seconds, 41 Os to NEWGATE AND TIEAFOTFXKAIF- JV* IllICEts* • • ! " £ A'nr if' Berf, Es 0,1 to 0.1 Veal,. 2s Rd to 4i Si Mutton, 2s , qd to 2s Rd Pork, . , 2s ci. i to is 01 41 15s 31 3s 41 Os 71 7s To vn Tallow, Yellow Russia, White ditto, So.!*> ditto, Melting Stuff, Ditto rough, PRICE OF TALLOW, April 27. 43 s to 43s to — to —- 40s to — s.! 5Gs to 23s to —- s Price of CartcUes, per doz. Graves, Good'Dr Yellow Soap, Mottled, i Curd, Rihn, \ 6 — s to ' ids to s to 90s U: 000s Co i 6d- r— Moul( K lis OS. > 1 23 7s — £ isi £ bd to 3 id 2( id to 28d , 1 Sd to 20d 3 per C. Con. 5 per Ct. N. 3* per Cent. 4 per Cents. ICR OF STOCKS. I India Bonds, 10102 j I'A. fi. 2 • loOOl, 3 5 I Lottery Tickets, —! 91} i I Cs. for Ac. 4 pr< - I. — s, >> SMiTIIl-' lELD MARKET, April 26. To sink the Offal, pe- r stone of Xlbs. Beef, gs 4d to 3s Sd I Veal, 3s Od to Mutton, 2s 6d to 3s. 8d | Pork, 2s Od to Beasts, 490— Shyep, See. 4, SOO— Calves, 90— IW 5s Od 3s- lOd l.' O. EDINMJRCtH, April 30- We understand that Mi-., Stuart is to ha- J the benefit of atrial, next month, without being put to the disagree- able alternative of tying in jail Until he can fore: it on under the act of 1701. ' This, of itself, is handsome on'the part ofthe Lord Advocate but we arc ignorant why. this course Was not taken from the beginning. Mr. Stuart, vve are persimded, would never have left Scot- land, if the slightest doubt had been entertained of his getting the benefit of trial, withoiit unnecessary delay. We understand t. hat the trialof Mr. Stimrt is fixed for the latter end of May. The$ 7th is mentioned as the day. ' - On Saturday last, at Meeting of the Magistrates anil Town Council of Stirling,, it was uninimouslv agreed, to petition both Houses of Parliament, againtt the Cathohc Claims. We understand that Willi;; IT! Rolnnsorl, Advo- cate, is t « succecd Kobert Ilamiiton, Esq. as Slier'hT- Depute of the County of Lanark* On the 10th in5t. Mr. Angus Macmillan, preacher of the gospel at Lochranza, was ordained and adtnitted minister ofthe parish of Kilmorlie. island of Arran, va- cant bv the death of the late Mr. Crawford. On Friday the original Seceders in Glasgow transmit- ted a petition to the House of Corainons against Mr, Canning's proposition of allowing Roman Catholic Lords to sit as Members in the House, of Peers. The petition was transmitted to Mr Peel, and signed by upwards of 800 individuals. CIRCUIT INTELLIGENCE. PERTH, April 23— The Circuit Court of Justiciary was opened here on Saturday by Lord Meadowbarik. James Stewart, housebreaking— 12 months imprisonment. Julia Malcolm, theft— 18 months imprisonment. George Anderson and John Graham, theft— transportation for 14 years. Thomas ICinloch, theft—•! 2 months imprisonment. Margaret Anderson, concealment of pregnancy— G months imprisonment. John Mackenzie, alias Macpherson, indicted for bigamy* Outlawed for non- appearance. Alexander Bowman alias Smith, theft— S months itH- prisonment. His Lordship here stated that hi? was under the painful necessity of interrupting the business of the Court, being obliged to proceed immediately to Glasgow, to supply the place of his Learned Brother, Lord Justice Clerk, who had been called away from the bench there by a severe domestic calamity ( the sudden death of his amiable lady.) Lord Meadowbank was in hourly expectation of the arrival in Perth of his Learned Brother Lord Gillies, so that he hoped this proceeding-, of the Court would experience but a short delay. Lord Gillies arriving soon afterwards, the Court met again in about an hour, when a number of similar trials atid sen- tences took place, this day and Monday, when the Court ad- journed. JEDBURGH. April SQ.— the Circuit Court wns oper- ? here this day, by the Right Hon. Lord Herinatid, one of thc? Commissioners of Justiciary upon the southern Circuit. Tiie following criminals were tried and convicted, and sen- tenced in the following order: Walter Turnbull, theft— 12 months confinement in the House cf Correction. John Craig, theft— transportation for 7 years. George Turnbull, fraud and embezzlement— 4 months con- finement in the House of Correction. James Taylor and George Daniel, theft— transportation Tor 7 years. John Thomson, robbing the King's mail, & c. but the libel restricted to an arbitrary punishment-— transportation ior I - 1 years. Andrew Young, theft— confinement in Greenlaw Jail for 12 months. Thomas Donnachie, sen. and Thomas Dontiachie, Juti* rioting, & c. at Lauder— transportation for 14 years. Agnes Hunter or Thomson, assault and wounding— trans- portation for 7 years* William R< bison, or Robertson, was then brought tip- r accused of forcibly entering the house of Moat, near Selkirk, in October last, and robbing the same ofa five pound note of the Biitfoh Linen Company, a five pound note of the Leith Bank, a bill for 401. and a bank bill for 521.; and second, of being habit and repute a thief. After a long trial, the Jury were inclosed a short time, when they returned a viva voce verdict, unanimously finding the pannel Guilty of the housebreaking and theft libelled ; but that he was habit and repute a thief not proven. The partnel received sentence to be hanged at the common place of execution at Jedburgh, on the 28th day of May next. The pannel appeared quite unmoved on the awful sentence being pronounced. INVERARY, April 15— The Circuit Court of Justiciary was opened here this day, by the Right Hon. Lord Succoth. Duncan Kennedy, sen. and Daacan Kennedy, jun. tenants in Strone, parish of Listnore, were put to the bar. accused of stealing from the farm of Glenlechmuy, in the said parish. 50 sheep, the property of Lieutenant Donald M'Phie, tacksman of the said farm, in the course of the months of June, July, or August last; as also of stealing from the farm of Auchnacoan, in the possession of the said LieUt. M: Phie, GO sheep, in the- course of the months aforesaid ; and also four sheep frotn the said farm of Gleulechmuy, on the 25th day of December last. The prisoners pleaded not guilty. After a very long trial, which lasted from 10 o'clock forenoon till past 12 at night, the Jury returned a verdict, by a plurality of voices, finding the charges in the indictment not- proven. This case created a good deal of interest in this quarter, and we are informed the jury were divided, seven for finding- them guilty, and eight not proven. 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' , inj. lt jfiaU be his constant study to offer them to the Public » o sMh terms as iill, he Batters himsell, ( with bis own • anreftiittinH atu » ti » a to business), secure him a ihare cf ^ tddic patronage. . sitm/ ren, Xih Jfr^ J, IS25. Tim CHRONICLE. ; ABERDEEN: SATURDAY, MAY 4-, 1S22. Smitftrarj? of % Mfiic0. TJIK ortaf^ jiirstion of PA : u. t AMF. KTATI Y R EPORM • S- As again brought forward in Parliament by Lord JOHN Rosset. 1,' oi> TluiniJa^ se'ennigl> t,' an< 3 again the pub- " iJcJiavc ijecn the Becessity of. the measure practicafiy illus- trated,. liv the stiecessfiil Qpposijion of unsupported and unjustifiable votes to truth and sound argument. The <> er'v evil complained of is, that truth and reason are, in tlWt assembly, opposed to what, according to experience and the presumptions of law, never fails to pervert them, Msl or 5iippo? Vd self- interest ; and the consequences the popifc have witnessed during the last century. These f,-> nsc< JrtenccS were clearly foreseen, and pointed out, A hen' political corruption began to receive encourage- ment at C ® urt, after the Revolution of 1688, and the duration of Parliaments was extended to seven years; and so'evaTently dots the present distressed state of the rountry, and the degradation of iiatiooal character, arise from the ppliljeal svstem acted upon, that no tlis'mter- rfte^ tliat alone, can . save the country from ruin. Among those, we fifli^ the venerable Earl of FlTaW'jttlA. vr arid his son Lord Mll/ rOS, who for for many years oppdsed Reform, alarmed by false repre- sentations of its twseqtiences,- and the high characters they had jnstlv acquiretl in society rendered their oppo- tition forfnWabfe to the friends ofthe measure. When jnrfr men'towt forward and declare that, after kmg de- iiberpdon, they have at length arrived at clear and full eoifyictsofl, that no remedies for the evils of our political system,, short- of a free and fair Representation of the People in Parliament, can possibly avail, we must admit, that tnne has proved a powerful ally of the cause of Tlcfqrm, and may confidently anticipate its final success. But as it rs not as yet agreeable to ministerial etiquette to tall upon. Honourable Gentlemen to do their dutv, and vote, without some shew of argument, we find a Mr. H. TwiSsappointed ta anm< er Lord JOHN RUSSELL, and ilr. WYNNB, Mf. F. RoBissoN, and Mr. CANNING, so-. ittrmpt to do " away the effects of one of the l> est ?{) cctl « s ever dplivertid. by Lord FOLKESTONE. So vmpfy has the question of Parliamentary Reform been discussed, and its necessity so clearly demonstrated, that rf nfir limits permitted,- we should think it unnecessary tW trrll report^ from the London papeis of the speeches, ( JeSvcred bv those noble Lord?. The public rjmy however naturally indulge some degree of cttriositv Uy know, wbirt alleg: Uions aud arguinents those who still oppose the measure iqwrnl upon, as calculated to con- • eliice » he » f hearers, or ' rather their party,- and we shall ffivrfclcTe " grve ' a few ' of them, tenving our readers to st » ? ck by the sample. Mr. IL.' l'wiss ( jontettdedr that . the indirect ' nrffu. cnec » f tfrc Peurs in the I louse of Commons was amply i- Jinjitnsated,' t'V the growth of a popular party and y . w'ithm their ttJKch'wfcre tMik » « wn to their ancestors ; ar. J even ft were ainuUed, that bril. crv did exist to a certain extent, it was a concomitant and not an ingredient ofthe system." Mr. \ V. WtSitK h; id always pursuctl a direct and honest course— he must say. that he had always I> een in direct opposition to those who advocated the cause of licentiousness, under the pretence of that of liberty— to them who, tinder cover of Reform, sought to destroy the Constitution. There was a tendency to censure every thing that existed, and that tendency should be repressed. Mr. F. ROBINSON said, that a great portion of tl » e ptr> j) Ie hail changed their minds upon the subject of Reform, find it- would !> e but fair to wait and see, whether tliey woulil not change yet farther. He had no wish to prolong the debate. He thought the Parliament well constituted ; he had no doobt but the great majority of the" country would soon, come to think so, and when they did, there was no doubt, but they would abide by what they had. Mr. CANNING said, that if ever there was a period when the proposal of such a measure as Reform was fraught with danger,- it was at the present time— a time peculiarly hostile to Monorchia! Governments. A ma- jority of the nobility, gentrv, the clergy, anil corpora- tions, in short, of the intelligence of the1 country, was hostile to such a measure. If to thfc influence that the House of Commons held as a co- ordinate " part of the state, were added the consciousness of its owing its origin exclusively to the people, from whom it was said all power sprung, then that House of necessity must p;; e- lKiudepate over l> olh the Crown, and the House of Lords, and become filially the subverter of the other branches, the swallower of nil power. It was impossi- ble that anv other branch could exist jxiri fronte. Such was not the Constitution " under- which be (. Mr. C.) was born, and to which he owed allegiance. VV'e should not look too curiously at the construction " of Bodies politic or natural. Fearfully and wonderfully we are made is the language of the inspired writer, but however the anatomist might admire the mechimism of the hmifcih economy, who that loolied at the bar? skeleton, could at - first view discover that living agent, in whose exertions, by the command of GOD, such great and enobling duties depended. • — Cceluroquc tner- i .1 us-. il. el erectos adsjdera tollere vultus." IIow the Right Hon. Gentleman reconciles the imminent danger of a proposal for Reform, with his alledged fact, that a great majority of those possessed of the intelli- gence of the country are decidedly against such a mea- sure, we know not — nor have we any idea of the appli- cation of his simile of the skeleton to the composition of the Honourable House, as nt present, canKtituted. is it that more honest Representatives are, like the skeleton, drv and inflexible, and that when enlisted into the regi ment on the usual terms, they attain, as Statesmen, the full perfection of their nature— the . vivifying principle, and all that adds grace, and dignity l » e> ng, supplied bv the Treasury ? JLt. is perhaps when, like poets and painters, a Representative of the people has acquired the facility of doing- and saying any thing that may be thought ex- pedient, quidlihei attdendi'; that he may raise his eyes towards Heaven with confidence, and. regard men of plain good sense, who hold themselves kound to adhere to truth, as beings < jf an inferior order. " There is ( says Mr. CANNING) imputed to those who defend the present construction of the House, a degree of shame- leisnes* in d:? fending - abuses ; now it is hard, that those who deny the existence of the aJiedged corruptions, should be charged with shamclessness." We have then no sale of seats in the Honourable House as notorious as the sun at noon day ! Let the Right Honourable. Gentleman beware bow lie flatly contradicts his friend, the Marquis of L0N » ON » EHfty's positive averments, for on some points men of honour are very tenacions - Lord JOHN RcssEtL has rendered great and important service to the cause - of Reform, by forcing out such allegations and afgtrments frortl ftsenemies. The people of England have now sufficient information to enable them to form a just estimate of the value of such speeches ai that of Mr, CANNIJH), as well as the ( iisinter'ested- nesfe of those Representatives iff the people, who'act as if they were convinecd by his reasoning. The outrages, tlwt for so roanv months have distracted Ireland, have certainly sulaided in a considerable degree; and it appears that, in tire county of Cork, arms have rdallv been given wp in considerable quaVitities. But as the country appears more ' fraViijtilt, we lire sorry to state, that distress from famine and disease has increased to a most alarming degree. The subject was brought before Parliament oil Monday evening, by Sir E. O'BRIEN, but without any specific motion, for the relief of the sufferers, although it is agreed that in'several counties, Clare, Limerick, Kerfy, & c. the people already suffer from want— anil the Magistrates declare, that the ne- cessary ' supply of food for more than three months is al- together deficient. The worthy Baronet represented the respectable farmers in the county of Clare as in a state of extreme distress, and hundreds of able bodied men were, he said, to be seen walking about without employment, and without money to jiurehsse food. It seems strange, that as a deficiency so alarming must have been discovered long since, the urgency of the case was- not before this time submitted to Parliament ; for it is now but too probable, that no effectual relief ran be timeously afforded. Contagious fever hits again broken out, and altogether the state ofthe country is truly dis- tressing. Lord LONDONDEHHY'S proposal for the relief of agricultural distress was also brought forward on Monday; and the report appears to have been not without founda- tion, that Ministers and the Bank Directors are not al- together agreed upon the expediency of discounting hills at 4 per cent, and in so far doiug sway the monoplv en- joyed bv the Bank, by the restriction of other Bank- ing establishments to six partners and no more. Mi- nisters propose that Country Banks shall not be called upon to make payment in cash till the year 1833 : and as Lord LONDONDERRY observed, that when Sovereigns are issued from the Bank, thev are immediately thrown in upon it again—- a sure proof that the people prefer pa]> er to gold— perhaps the period at which cash payments were to be fully established, ( May next) may. also be extended, weri it Only to gra- tify the p< ople. It. is still proposed to lend money upon the security of stored grain, a measure which, while low prices continue, - cannot possibly relieve the farmer, but accelerate his ruin. The subject is to undergo farther discussion in the House ; but it is not believed that any effectual relief can be obtained by the proposed means. The news received from abroad, during the week, are altogether uninteresting— but a busy season is ap- proaching. BIRTH III India, on the J 2th November last, the Lady of Captain. TUOUAS. LUMSVEX, of the Bengal Horse Artillery, of a son. DEATHS.— At Mallingaum, in the presidency of Madras, on the 7th June, 1& 21, of spasmodic cholera. Assistant Sur- geon JAMES STEWART, aged 22 years, eldest son of Mr. Charles Stewart, Kirrymuir. e. ftbe lst4> attalion 5th regiment Madras Native Infantry. He accompanied the above, corps from l> angalore to MaNingamn ; and, during a long march ( in which about sixty' men, and nearly 300 followers, died of spasmodic cholera), exerted himself with a degree of leal, energy, and perseverance,' in tlie discharge of his professional duties, which was highly praiseworthy. After the completion of i. he march, when the disorder bad nearly left the camp, he himself fell a victim to this dreadful spourge. , At Aberdeen, on the 18th ult. Mr. ADA31 WATT, in the T0; h year of'his age, * Ou Tuesday last, JAMES BUECIIIV, at'the very advanced age of. lot? years. He followed during ihe early and middle par. t of his life, the occupation of a Butcher in pidmeidfum ; AIKI for the lust forty years has been resident in this place, in various employments, but in the enjoyment of good health, re- taining his faculties until within a ^ ee!; of his death. At Arbroath, on the 17' ih ' u- lt. AI?. JOHit Fanning in the • 03d year of his. ageIvngjn bis Majvsiy's setvrce; . * If trim, tie fit. Vincent Paper ttf$ 2j Pek] " At irs hcrusg, on Moot Ho e Estate, oil Tuesday last, the Honourable A Kt? RFtv Rose, a Memherof his Majesty's Council, and Register of the I- land, 7ili Son of the late Wm Rose. Esq. of Cask. Aberdeenshire. He had been in a declining stale of health for some time past, lmt it wa » not anticipated i> y his friends that the awful event, common to us all, would so soon have occurred. Few persons have died in this colony mor. e regretted, and none more useful to its general welfare ; the improvement ' in the " public records, undi r his care, was such as to ciIf forth a well merited testimonial from our Go- vernor, in his speec'h ' to the Colonial Parliament, and many inheiilors of estates will have just cause to bless his memory, for the " preservation and security of their titles. Inhisofliee, Mr. Rose was kind, attentive, and conciliating : respectful to his'sii'periors and firm anil unprejudiced in the eiecutioiyof his, duly. * His habits of life were retired, and in general so- ciety his' manners were reserved ; hut the few intimate com- panions, . with whoni he associated, can mournfully testify their deep sense of his just and accurate conceptions, his happpy pleasantry, and strict and liiideviating principles of honour and integrity. \ . . . . - ABERDEEN COUNTY MEETINGS. Our Readers ah? aware that, in consequence e£ a ' Requisition, numerously ano respectably signvd, a Meeting of this County tvas called by the Convener, and took place On the 1 <> th ol' iVfarch last, fpr the purpose of ' akin^ into con?, iteration the " present, depressed state of the ' Agricultural Interest, and of 4 bringing their sentiments before parliament.'* At this Meet- ing. General HAY presided,, and Voted in the minority. Our Readers are also aware,' that two pi the Requisisiqnists, most consistently^ turned their backs £ pon the in selves/* and joined the majority, in voting that th ere was no agricultural distress— no necessity for petitioning Pavl'iament, and. eonsefjuentlv, that the Meeting ( which they had themselves called) was altogether unnecessary f ! To these acquainted with the- rornposition and management of Scotch County Meetings', this will not se^ inultogetlter strange — many of the voters scarcely knowing barley from oats when they see them ; but the subsequent proceedings ofthe Con- vener, and the majority of voters, is certainly calculated to ex- cite no small degree of surpriz?. ... . It seems, that on the " accounts of the Resolutions of this Meeting reaching London, the Member for the County wrote a private Letter to his Agent in Aberdeen, stating in subs- tance, that the sentiments Expressed ai the Meeting might have the effect of injuring or destroying the Claims of the Scots agriculturists for a Reduction of the Malt JXi'. ies ; and might, instead thereof, lead the Chancellor of'the Exchequer to repeal the Salt Tax ; and, therefore, wishing a Petition to be got up, compliining of agricultural distress. The thing was no sooner said than dbn*\ The Agent of the Member, and the Convener of the County, instantly calfetV a Meeting of a few of their friends, ( by pf ivate circulars, instead of public Advertisement in the'Newspapers') and held it. as a regular County Meeting, on the 16th April, during the Circuit week, when most ofthe County. Gentlemen were either absent, or engaged as Jurymen, pTnd tvere, consequently, prevented from attending. The Convener of the County presided, ^ nd signed the minutes, which were recorded in the County Books, and he and the gentlemen, who had, not a month before, declared that there was no agricultural distress, and no necessity for petitioning Parliament, again 44 turned their backs upon themselves,'* and div'- pvered that there was the greatest possible distress pervading every cfoiss of t/ re agricultural interest, and prepared and for- warded to- the Member for the County: a Petition stating, in the most unqualified terms, this' their newly discovered con viction. - and praying for relief P Against this fiovel mode of proceeding, in calling private meetings, and transmitting their sentiments as those- of ihe County of Aberdeen, General HAY, the Chairman of the former " Meeting," Mr. SKEWS of Sktme, and several of the Gentlemen who had been formerly in the minority, decidedly ' protested;' declaring the" meeting to haVe been irregularly called by the Convener, and as irregularly held ; and, after declining to vote, under such circumstances, they left the foom ; GenerafH^ Y and Mr. SKENE giving notice, that they would bring the whole matter, and the Convener's conduct, under the consideration of the Annual and Regular County Meeting, on the 30th April, We concur entirely with General HAT and his friends in thinJcing, that" no practice Or precedent could be more danger- ous or injurious to the interests « f tlie country, than that of allowing the Convener of the County, or any man, to as* em- bh? priiraie Meetings of their friends, and to give the sanction of their official'names to the proceedings and opinions of such Meeting-., as being those of tire County of Aberdeen at large, in a regularly called and assembled County Meeting j, l) ut, as tin? semiments exposed were their own-— what they had always contended for— and what their opponents had, from the force of their truth and necessity, been brought over to, we regret that they did ' not vote in favouf of them— taking rJare, at the same time, to record their strong disapprobation of the mode of calling the meeting, and their deep regret, that any Con- vener, or Members of the County of Aberdeen, should have betrayed such gross tergiversation and inconsistency in theiropi • nif> nsand conduct. Accordingly, the Annual General Meeting of the County took placed the3(> tH April, Tuesday last— when Mr. GORDON of HALLIIEAD was called to the Chair. Mr. MENZJKS.- the . Convener of the County, immediately rose and stated, that General If AY and Mr. SKENE had, at a meeting of the County, held in the circuit week, accused him of a breach of his duty as Convener, in irregularly or privately calling and presiding at that meeting, and hud stated their de- termination of bringing the subject nnder the consideration of the present meeting. He therefore ' washed the matter to be disposed of,* before any farther business was entered upon, end that he shOnld be told, upon what terms he helcl his oftice.— That, i » > consequence of General. Hay's notice, a correspon- dence had taken place between himself and that Gentleman on the subject. - . Mr. SKENE stated his reasons for concurring with General Hay in his notice of a motion for a vote of censure on the Con- vener for his conduct, in the mode uf calling and presiding at the Meeting on tht- Iffth April. Fliat he had written let a dozen Conveners of Counties To Scotland, not one of whom pretended - that they had the power of assembling private County Meetings in ihe maimer which Mr. Menzies had uone, or to give ihe sentiments of a few private friends as the opinions of the County at larjje ; and. therefore, as he had given intima- tion, lie would now submit a motion on the subject. Mr. MENZIES made some objections to the motion, which we could not distinctly hear. ' Mr, SKENEsald, he was thebest judge of hi. s own motion, and would make it in such farm', and at such time, as pleased himself. Major II AY understood, that Mr. Metiaies had concluded his observations; butth. lt if he wished the correspondence alluded to read, and wished to 1 flake any farther observations on it, there could be no objection whatever. The correspond! nee was thet'l read, which was, in substance: Mr. Menaies insisting that General Hay should transmit him specific charges before the Meeting tonic place— and a reply from Ihe General, that he considered his previous notice of motion perfectly explicit ; and that he was net aware of any right Mr Meniies hod to address him ir. the dictatorial tone he had assumed. Mr. WEN'ZIES then rose, and said, that no manWas less disposed or accustomed to assume a dictatorial tone than him- self, and he was at a loss lo discover how General Hay could suppose that he meant to do so ; but that the most atrocious villains in this country were afforded a- copy of their indictment, or accusation against them. There was no person more capa- ble of committing an error " in judgment than himself, but he never allowed party politics to influence his public conduct as Convener, and that General Hay's motion must proceed from irritation. Gcmral HAY said, that's was hardly necessary for him to say, ( after what the Meeting had heard and seen) that he had never writien or spoken from feelings of irritation, or had ever felt or entertained any such on the subject. That he was mere- ly doing what he considered . to be his duty as a Member of the County of Aberdeen, and requested the Clerk to read the 4< 30th page of the Sederunt Bool, which purported to be a Meeting of the County of Aberdeen regularly called, and held, and was sanctioned and signed by the Convener, while it was, in fact, a private meeting— that he did not mean tn say. that the Gentlemen who attended lhat Meeting were not quite respect able; but if County Meetings were to be called and held, in that manner practised at tlie tut one, he for one, consi- dered tin- Convener lo hare compromised" the dignity of a County Meeting, which appeared to be now called publicly or privately at the simple nod and heck of the Convener, not only without a Requisition, but without any public intima- tion of the purpose of the Meeting, in order to afford all those interested an opportunity of attending. If there was not time for calling a regular Couuty Meeting, after the receipt of Caplain Goanos. the M. I'.' s Letter, whose fault was that ? A Meeting had taken place only a month before to consider the subject of it, and had expressed their opinion regarding it. And he must take the lilierty ofsaying, that the Met ting ofthe 16th April had been most improperly called, and contrary to the u- age of this and of every other County in Scotland. He had no sort of personal feeling against the Convener, for whom he enturtaiued much regard, but he felt himself bound to take no- tice of the circumstance lie complained of. as a most gross anc flagrant violation of the rules for calling County Meetings. Hi had been told, that the Meeting was composed ofa Mali Com- mittee, and was not a County Meeting, although certainly de- scribed as such ; and he. therefore, proposed, lhat the function: conferred on that Committee should he read by the Clerk froi the Sederunt Book : and unless it appeared lhat specific poti e s w ere delegated to them, the Meeting of the 16th April coua. nuihave been- called or held without regular notice. The Clerk said, that the Coounittva was of S cr 7 years standing, am? that no specific instructions had been given them. Mr. MENZI ES said, that to the best of his recollection, there was only just one day allowed for returning an answer to the Member's Letter, and that lie need hardly tell ilie Meet- ing, that no County Meeting Cosh! be held ; and the only thing which could be done, wasto call as iftany Gentlemen as could begot, interested in the matter. He had not called the Meeting, as Convener of the County, but Mr. CiiCiMEIK had called, it. In Consequence, a number of Gentlemen met, not as a County, but asTuditiduals. He was himself going out of town at thetiine, and referred the matter to- Mr. Crombie. General HAY. — If it was not a Comity Meeting, how came the Minutes and Petition founded upon ( hem,- to he en- grossed in the County Sederunt Book, and signed and trans- mitted as ihe sentiments of the Omrdy of Aberdeen? If it was a private Meeting of the Convener or Mr. Crombie's friends, on a subject of sut- h public, importance, how Came they not to call many Gentlemen in the neighbourhood of Aberdeen, who, though [ tcrhaps not Freeholders, were deeply interested, and well qualified to judge aitd oiler advice upon the subject ? Mr. MENZIES again repeated, that he had already ex- plained bow the circumstances hud taken'place, and that . Mi. Crombie would confirm it. Mr. CROMBIE did so. Mr. MENZ1ES wished to know distinctly fromi General IIav, if he w as the person to whom blame Wifs imputed. General HAY said, that he did not wish to impute blame to any'person, but contended, that the mode of calling Uie Meeting had been grossly irregular, and ou^ ht tu be checked, Mif MENZIES repeated his question. General IIAY— Then, Sir, I have no hesitation in say- ing,' that you, as Chairman of the . Meeting— as having signed the " Minutes, and as being principal Actor lit the business, was lo blame. Mr. CROMBIE said, that if blame were attributable to any person, be was willing to take the whole to himself, as the only person to whom it could attach ; but that he did not know how he could have acted otherwise. Immediately on receipt of the Lettei'from Mr. Gordon, he had called on Mr. Menzies, and on Mr. Burnett, the Clerk. They were'both from home. But he, and every other person he conversed with, were of opinion, that as there w'as no possibility of ob- taining a Meeting of the County within the necessary time, no other course could he followed than the one adopted. That Twenty- three respectable Gentlemen were present, and he could assure the Meeting, that the matter was not arranged from any party or political motives, and that Ihe relief prayed for would be of great benefit loihe County. The Resolutions hail nut been transmitted by any means as the opinions of the County, but as a direct answer from himself to the Letter he had received; and he trusted, that Gentlemen would see nothing " in the proceeding derogatory to the honour of the Cutinty. General IIA Y said, he thought Mr. Croinhie had acted rather rashly, ill calling what had been described as a Meeting of the County of A herd, en, merely in consequence of a private letter to himself. He had heard this Meeting called a private Meeting; for what other reason than lhat it was not publicly advertised, he did not know. He, General Hay, conceived that he iiad a right to see the Sederunt Book of the- Couuty, and had accordingly this morning sent for it. On looking into this, public Book, he found,' not only the proceedings of this same private Meeting, but Ihe Petition f unded on tbem engrossed. If tin's was not lobe held and considered a private . Sederunt Book, he begged leave lo ask. what ri^ ht had any Gentleman to convert his own private opinions into those of the County of Aberdeen, by engrossing them iuto their Se- derunt Book ? , Mr. CROMBIE said, that matters frequently occurred, when the M. P. for the County desires measures to be taken, and when there is no time for calling a public Meeting. Mr. MEN'ZIES did not exactly understand ihe nature of the censure proposed by General Hay against him. General HAY said, that' he did not frequently trespass on the time of the Meetings; hut' he considered the one last held the much more reprehensible, from the manner in which it had been called; and unless tliey were disposed to delegate all their functions to the Convener and his friends, be saw no occasion for Gentlemen travelling all nijrhi to aitend County Meetings, whose Resolutions were overturned a week or two after, by the Convener of the County, and such number of bis friends as he thought fit to assemble. Mr. MENZIES said, that the Meeting of ] 6th April was not a County Meeting, and how the proceedings came to be inserted in the Hock, he did not know. A long desultory conversation then took place, abou, t the proceedings ai ihe Meeting of JGrh April; at the conclusion of which. General Hay n. ovcd a vote of censure on ihe Con- vener, Mr. Menaies, for the manned iu which he had called the last private Meeting ofthe County. Mr. FOItBES III VINE then made a long speech about the respectability of the of! « ce ot the Convener, which we neither could hear, nor exactly understand the drift of if, in the course of which, he- attempted to vindicate Mr. Menzies— spoke of the great majority be would carry with him—- the ge- neral right of the Convener to do what he pleased— the im- portance of hi* ofllce as a Commissioner of Safety— civil wars — Mr. Burke— Adam S nith— Sir Walter Scott- l- I> r. Greg- ory— and men of ordinary capacity— about disturbing snstitu- tions as ay law established, and concluding by deprecating the adoption of measures which iwigbt plunge us. back into that darkness and ' distress from which wo were just beginning to emerge. Ife then moved an amend'meut complimentary to Mr. Menaies. Mr. URQU1I ART or Meldaim followed on the same side, in a strain of impassioned eloquence on the score of respecta- bility, but the rapidity of which prevented us from following him. We could just catch the Words, wilful breach— Sheriff of Inverness-— zeal and impartiality— error in omission na- turally occur— private views,— all future generations, & c. and he concluded, by seconding the amendment. Major n AY said, after the long discussion which had taken place, it might appear intrusion on his part to occupy much of their time; but really the Gentlemen on the other, side, parti- cularly the two who spoke last, seemed anxious to monopolize all the respectability ofthe County to themselves. Neither he, nor his Father in submitting his motion; had eve? said that Mr. Menzies, the Convener, was not a Gentleman of the highest respectability— But was it impossible that he could err ? Was it impossible for any person in his situation to do so ? The motion brought forward was very simple, and related solely to the Convener's conduct as to- the meeting of the 16th April j and whether he had not deviated from his du'/ ou that occasion, without in any degree reflecting on T> is former or general con- duct; and he felt assured, that it would not he alledged. that the vote of censure had been brought forward from any uu- wcrthy motive. With regard to what had been so appropriate- Itf rematked about Sir Walter Scott and l) r. Gregory, he, Major Hay. must take the liberty of saying, that all the poetry of the one, and ail the medicine ofthe other, would fail to convince most people oft. he propriety of calling private Meetings, and transmitting « hefr Resolutions as those ofa public County one — Or to get the County of Aberdeen out ofthe dilemma and inconsistency in which they had involved themselves. Mr. SKENE thought, that the Convener required some check. If the Gentlemen of Aberdeenshire chose to give powers to their Convener which no other county in Scotland did, it might be all very well— he should oppose ir< As lo Mr. Forbes Irvine's doctrine, that the Co1iver> er had a right to call his private friends together, and transmit their sentiments to Par- liament as those of the County of Aberdeen, he thought it most irregular and improper. If Gentlemen choose to go that length, let them say so. and do so, but they shall do it with their eyes open— for 1 tell them, that they will be doing what was never done by anv County Meeting in Scotland before. Mr. MENZIES said, Mr. Irvine had not meant, by what he said, to claim such powers for him ; and in fact, the Meet- ing had been called not by him, but by Mr. Crombie. Mr. SKENE said, that what Mr. Irvine claimed was, that Mr. Menzies should call his friends together as he had done, and to give their sentiments as those ofthe County of Aberdeen. Mr. MENZIES claimed no more than any other Convener did. General HAY said, that, inconsequence of the explana- tions which had taken place, he was unwilling to occupy the time of the- Meeting any longer with the subject. He wished to say nothing uncivil to the Convener, and had no private motives to gratify, and was willing therefore to consent to with- draw his vjotion; But he would never consent to private Meet- ings for the purpose of transacting public business; and if such private Meetings were to take the place of their former constitutional County Meetings, he for one would certainly not compromise his own independence, by attending any County Meeting, so called, in future. Mr. FORCES of Echt thought, the introduction of Mi- nutes of private Meetings into the County Records most im- proper and irregular; and that those of the 16th April should be erj& ed. He, Mr. Forbes, therefore wwhed to know, Whe- ller the Meeting of the 16th April" was a County Meeting or not ? Mr. MENZIES Mid, it was. Mr. GORDON asked, what motion was before the fyfeet- mg ? ' • ' • Major HAY— Does Mr. Irvine mean £ o persist in his amendntent ? ' Mr. ikVINE said, he d| d. General H AY.— Then I shall certainly persist in my original • noti n. •'.-•..- Mr. IRVINE then submitted another motion, and said that General Hay had merely accused the Convener of an error in ju lgment. General HAY never said any thing about an error in judg- •• e t. Major HAY wished to know, how many njoiioxja, were tq b^ W^ M atyufc time b$ the same person ? v Mr. tlUSSEL ot Aden t& en ma^ c rfit motion infended kfr Mr. Irvine. Major lJ A Y' had sd little objections to compliment Mr/ Menzies, and thank him for his general conduct, that he would vote for both motions. The Gentlemen opposite said, thfcir motion was likely to bring the matter to an issite, but hef thought it was the reverse. Mr. Mehiies had already^ said, the Meeting of the 1.6th April was not called by him, bm by Mr, C'- ombie, irt consequence of the Letter front the Member, Mr. Gordon. General Ft AY— Surely Mr. Crombie triH not say, ( fo. rt he took upon hint to use tbe Convener's name in calling the Meet- ing. Mr. CROMBTE said, there wiis riot a daj to be lost, anJ he had called theJVIeeting. Mr. JOPP said, there could bS no great objection to the. Convener consulting his private frieWds on any subject, but the error appeared to have been, that he had presided at the private Meeting and had signed the Minutes, as if it had been a public County Meeting $ and that these Minutes had been improperly engrossed in the County Sederunt Book. Even if if there was a want of time, and if the Convener, thought it ne- cessary to make any immediate communication to the Mem- ber for the County on so important a Subject, he ought to harp instantly called a County Meeting to tell them what be ha*| done, that, they might approve or contradict it. as they thought fit—- more especially, as it was at variance with the sentiments ofthe former County Meeting. They all knew very wet], • that neither the Malt nor Salt Bill eotold pas* irt one night—. that there must he a first, a secondhand a third reading in thg House of Commons— and that, therefore, there was abundance of time to call the County together before the measure passed* He thought the. duties of the Convener might be divided mta three branches: I. That he vfas bm- mdtocafla Meeting when a regular Re- quisition was presented. That as no County could collectively Carry on correspon- dence, the Convener, as their organ was entitled'to do so. Bu$ if any communication, was either received from, or robe mad « to Parliament, on subjects affecting theinterests of the Co, unty at large, the County should be called together a& d consulted on the subject. 5. That tbe Convener had no right, eir airy political subject, or for a political purpose, entirely- of himself, arid of his own proper motive, to summon the County together, and he ought to l> e restrained from so doing ; and above all, from calling private Meetings, anc! representing. or: autlnJuticating . their proceedings as those of public ones* Mr. MENZIES wished his powers defined; b « t agreed with Mr. Jof>]> in much of what be had said, and thought that it would have heebs better, if he had taken the course oS* calling a General Meeting of the County* to approve of tb him, nor probably to Mr. Jopp himself, at the time ; and if it did not to so acute a man a » MK Joppy it was not sur- prizing that he. Mr, Menziesv had not thought ofir.. Mr. GORDON of Caimbolg apoke complimentary to tlw? general conduct of the Coreveuer. Mr. SKENE moved, that the ITocrie divide. Mr. FRANCIS GORDON moved, and Mr. JOPP' seconded, that the subject betaken into consideration that dajr 12 months. Negatived, without a division. Mr. G ORDON of Auchlunies wished Genera? Ilay would! withdraw hi s mot iota. General HAY was very wflTing to do- any thing, to < k> away every impression, that Mr Menzies had been guiJty of an intentional breacfe of duty ; but he cowkl not consent to- withdraw his motion, that the mode of calling the privVrc Meeting of K> t, b ApriJ, and the proceedings on that occasion were irregular aud reprehensible, while Mr. Russel^ s vote of thanks was to stand. He had been fully aware, before sub- mitting his mo'- ion, that he was to foe left,, as usual, in a mi- nority, but he would at any- rate record his seatimcuts. The Meeting divided, For Generaf Hay's motion, ... 8f For Mr. Ruusels, , .„ ... ... 26' Majority, ... ... 18 Mr. URQUH ART then moved, that the office of Con- vener of the County of Aberdeen was one of great importance, and had always been filled by persons'of the highest respec- tability, who had always discharged the duties of it with the greatest prudence arid credit to themselves, arid advantage ' ts » the County. Mr. JOPP sard, he was not a very young man. but he certainly was not old enough to'be prepared to vot » , that therfe never had been a Convener of the County who was not highly respectable, or* who had never ' committed an error in duty, which the motion went the length of saying; awl, therefore^ as he was ignorant on the subject, he should decline voting. Mr. BURNETT. Yor. of Lays, rose srnl protested In tlw* strongest terms against committing unlimited powers to the Convener, which was grossly compromising the honour dignity of the Cotinty. General HAY. Major II A v. Mr. SKENE, Mr. JOCP, Mr. MANSFIELD. Major FORBES, Mr. FORBLS of Echt, and I'Jr* Srtr. t, adhered to the protests The Meeting again divided, For the motion., ... ... ... Noe^ ... ... ... ... ... IS Tiie Meeting then discussed some pecuniary matters. Mr. Kennedy's Bill about Scots Juries* was laid on t& e table. The subject of the Bill relating To Bonding of Spirits was then shortly noticed, which led to a very interesting discus- sion on the agricultural .. distress, wow so generally prevailing* to such an alarming extent, and admitted'*! n the I* eiitk> n aer.-* from the County to the House of Commons m> the I> istiller/ Bill. Major IIA Y remarked on the Bill, arid said, that he- arvi his friends had wished the Convener to assenvble'the" Occupiers as well as the Proprietors of kand, lt> t « ll whether there was distress among^ thera or not, but he had thought proper to refuse. Mr. MENZIES said, h is reason for refusing was, that ho had nothing to do with calling Occupiers of Land ; any bodjr might call a Meeting of them, but it could not be as an Aber- deen County Meeting. Major HAY wished to know from the Convener. Whether he had or had not received a Letter from the Member for tho County, approving or disapproving of tbe first Meeting of 19th March, which voted that there was no agricultural distress, and wishing a Petition, stating, that there was agricultural distress? Mr. MENZIES beficved he had received a Letter, in answer to one he had written about the Malt and Suit Duties; and he had also received a Letter about the Scots Distillers Bill, which was referred to the Malt Committee. The letters were private, aud he- had uot thought of bringing tbeui with him. Some Turnpike business was then disposed of, and the Meet- ing adjourned. m Our Readers are aware, that there is much difficulty ii* catching the wort Is of Speakers in the Court House : we be- lieve, however, the above to be a correct account' of the pro- ceedings. The Scholars attending the Aberdeen Education Society School, to the number of from 4 to 500, were, on Thursday last, examined in- presence of the Magistrates, the Professors^ and a considerable number of the inhabitants of this City.-— The elegance, rapidity, and correctness, with which the various tasks were performed, drew forth the warmest commCrtdatrohs of tiie Visitors; while the cheerfulness, emulation* and perfect discipline of the Scholars, most strikingly; exhibited the superi- ority of. the System adopted at this adtuirahle Institution. [ Jor the remainder qf Dumcsiic Articles, see. p. i j P 0 S T S CHIP T. LONDON, April 3fL Lord Londonderry submitted last night tpf the . House Ress- r lutions founded on the Report ofthe Agricultural Committee, and Mf. Iiicardo Counter- Resolutions on the principles advanc- ed in his late Pamphlet, and Friday next was fixed for the dis- cussion. Lord Londonderry did not. however, confine himself to measures connected wjtb the Agricultural Report. He announred various reforms and innovations in our financial and monitory system, the most important of which wer » — Is A plan for reducing the present burden ofthe Pension List* by distributing the pensions overa number of years, and, oiTer* ing a corresponding fixed anpujty » o monied men who would advance. the stun now required, beyond the average ofthe- whole period, with a view to benefit afterwards from the de- crease ;, 2dly. An extension of the period for allowing country banks to issue small notes to .185.7, the termination of the Bank of England Charter ; and 3d. Liberty to countiy banks miles or more distant from London, t, o adopt the principle of the Scots Banks, with respect to partnerships, that is, to be without limitation with respect to the number of partners ; in consideration of which the Bank of England Charter to be extended for ten years beyond 1S33 in London and its vicinity LOSS OF H. M. SLOOP CONFIANCE CORK, April 27.— We regret to have to add to the rala- i. ities already recorded ocoasioned by the dreadful, ga'e of Saturday and, Sunday jnght, the loss of his Majesty's ship the Coefiance, with all her crew', consisting of 1* 20 mep. The Confiance was comm « nded by Captain Morgan, who was first Lieutenant of the Endymi. on, when that, vessel cap- tured the American ship Presider. t, and was promoted forji'ls gaUaqtr^ on thyt tccarJcn,
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