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The Salopian Journal


Printer / Publisher: William Eddowes 
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The Salopian Journal

Shropshire Newspaper - With News from Herefordshire and Wales
Date of Article: 22/05/1822
Printer / Publisher: William Eddowes 
Address: Corn-Market, Shrewsbury
Volume Number:     Issue Number: 1477
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PRINTED BY WILLIAM EDDOWES, Vol. 29.] N0- 1477. Wednesday, CORN MARKET, SHREWSBURY. May 1822. ric£ Sevenpence. TVii'S Paper is circulated, in the most expeditious Manner through the adjoining Counties of ENGLAND WALES.— Advertisements not exceeding ten Lines, inserted at Six Shillin •£ s each. NEW LEICESTER SLAMS. J. COOPER TNFORMS his Friends, & Slieep- Breeders in general, tlial his ANNUAL SH EW < if RAMS for LETTING commences on SATURDAY, the lsl of June ; when lie will he glad to see any Gentle- inan who will favour him with his Company. Bourton, near Much Wenlock, May 13,1822, Tilley Green, near Wern. ALL Persons interested in the Division I and Allotment of TILLEY GREEN COMMON, ; in the Parish of Wem, in the County of Salop, are i requested to deliver their Claims ( in Writing) to JOHN Donsos, Esq. at the Castle Inn, in Wem • aforesaid, on Thursday, the 23d Day of May, 1822, liy eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon; at which Time and Plaee the aforesaid John Dodson will attend to receive Evidence in Support thereof. May 13, 1822. Residence, near Shrewsbury. TO BE LET, AMOST desirable RESIDENCE, in the Environs of SHREWSBURY, on the South Side, for the Reception of a genteel Family, with three Sitting Rooms, the largest 20 Feet hy i » Feet, a large Kitchen, with Housekeeper's Room, a good Cellar, with Wine Binlls, nine Lodging Rooms, enclosed Court Yard, with Itrewhoiise, and Pump of good Water, an excellent Garden with choice Fruit Trees; with Stable, Conch. House, and Piggery.— The House stands on an Eminence, surrounded with aboutTwelve Acres of rich Pasture Land. For Particulars apply to Mr. SMITH, Dogpole. DENBIGHSHIRE. BANKRUPT'S ESTATE, TO BE Peremptorily Sold by Auction, Bv Order of the Assignees of the Estnte and Effects ' of Mr ROGER IIIJCHES, a Bankrupt; at the Wynn- stay Arms, in Wrexham, on Thursday, the 30th of May, 1822, between the Hours of Four and Six o'Ciock in Ihe Afternoon, in the following, or in sucli other Luts as shall be agreed upon at the Time of Sale, and subject to Conditions then to be produced: LOT I. j AL that newly- erected capital MAN- SION HOUSE, called AI. TIIREY WOOD- HOCSE, with tbe Demesne and other Lnnd adjoining, niluotc am! being iu tbe Parish of BANGOR, in the County of Flint, containing hy Admeasurement • 31A. 3R 25P. more or less, late in the Possession of Jlie said Roger Hughes. This Lot fies at a convenient Distance from I the Turnpike Road leading from Bangor to i Overton, and commands a delightful View of a Vale of rich Meadow Land, and Ihe much ad- mired Scenery- of Gwernhaytod Woods.— The River Dee also runs a short Distance from the House. LOT II. AH lhat capital MANSION HOUSE, ' railed EYTON Lonci", late the Residence of General Webber, with the Land thereto adjoining, on the North Side of the Turnpike Road leading from ' Rnahnn to Bangor; and also the whole of Well | Field, situate, lying, aud being at EYTON, in the Parish of Bangor, iu the County of Flint, and con- laiuing 96A. " lit. 19P more or less, nnw In the Occupation of Mr. William Pritchard.— A Vestibule and two Parlours, 28 Feet by 2( 1 Feet each, wilh Bed Rooms over, have been lately added lo the House, aud very substantially built, and by which it lias become a complete aud desirable Residence. LOT III. All those several Closes, Pieces, or Parcels nf LAND, being the Remainder of Eytnn Lodge Land, lying anil being- on the South Side of the said last- mentioned Turnpike Road ( except Part of Ihe Well Field), containing together 32A. OR. 31 P. more or less, and now in the Occupation of tbe said Mr. William Pritchard. I. OT IV. AH that Close, Piece, or Parcel of LAN D, called Cloy Bychan, lying and being in the said Parish of Bangor, containing 5A. 211. 8P. more or less, late iu the Possession of Ihe said Roger Hughes. Lor V. All that Close, Piece, or Parcel of LAND, called Wood Field, lying and being in the Parish of Bangor aforesaid, containing 6A. 2R. 13P. more or less " laif in the Possession of the said Roger Hughes. These two Inst Lots adjoin tbe Turnpike Road leading from Bangor to Overtoil. LOT VI. All those two Closes, Pieces, or Parcels of LAND, called the Pea Fields, lying and being in the Parishes of Bangnr und Overton, in the said County of Flint, containing together 14A. OR. 35P. This Lot adjoins ibe last, and lies between Lands belonging to Sir Edward Price Lloyd, Bart, and F. R. Price, Esq. LOT VII. All that COTTAGE, with the Garden add Crofl thereto adjoining and belonging, lying and being in llie Parish of Bangor aforesaid, containing 0A. 2R. 17P. more or less, iu the Holding of John Sleen. LOT VIII. All those TWO COTTAGES and Garden, in tbe Church Yard, in the Village of Bangor aforesaid, in the Holding of Johu Hauiner and Humphrey Haanier. LOT IX. An undivided MOIETY', or equnl Half- part, the Whole into two equal Parts to lie divided, of and in all that Close, Piece, or Parcel of LAND, called the Henvlas, lying nnd being in the Parish of Overtoil aforesaid, containing 5A. more or less, in the Holding of William Edge, or his Undertenants. John Steen, at Altbrey Wood- House, will shew the Premises; and further Particulars may be bad, and a Map of the Estnte seen, at the Office of G. Kenyon, Esq. Solicitor, in Wrexham. u The Knowledge of a Disease is half its Cure " SWIFT. FEW Families ave wholly exempt from Scorbutic Affections, so common lo Ibe British climate. They exhibit various symptoms, , as Eruptions, Ulceration, Debility, Loss of Appe- tite, and Dejection, arising frum Impuritv of Blood, Scrofulous ur Venereal Taint; which, . whether from blent or re cut infection, is certain in produce Ilie greatest injury tothe constitution, nod prevent ihe enjoyment of health and hap- piness. To remove tbe cause of these symptoms, the ANTI IMPETIGINBS, or SOLOMON'S DROPS, have been found to be safe, speedy, nnd beneficial, and therefore adapted to tbe aged as well as youth of both sexes. They remove every species of debility arising from a contaminated state of the system. Th- ir effects are mild, safe, and expe. ditions ; nnd what renders Ibis medicine of the greatest importance is, that it requires litile re- striction in point of diet, and few privations of Ihe ordinary avocations of life. Sold in Bottles, lis. each; or tlie Quantity of four in one Family Boltle for 33s. on which oue Us. bottle is saved, duty included ; the stamp of which hears the Proprietor's Name and Address in the engraving, " SAMT,. SOLOMON, LIVER- POOL," to imitate which is felony. Sold by \ V. EDOOWES, Shrewsbury. Patients requiring advice, may obtain it by ap- plication to Gilead- House, accompanied by a re. mitlanc? ofa One- pound Note. ^ aies bp auction. TO- MORROW. VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY, SITUATE IN Wistanswick, in the County of Salop. BY S. BAGNOLD, At the Cock Inn, in Hinstock, iu tbe said County of Salop, on Thursday, Ibe 23d Day of May 1822, between the Honrs of fourand six inthe Afternoon, either in the following or such oilier Lots as may be agreed upon at the Time" of Sale, nnd subject to such Conditions os shall be then produced : LOT I. LL that Messuage or DWELLING HOUSE and Garden, with the Hemphutt, Cow- house and other Outbuildings thereto belonging, together with two Pieces of excellent LAND adjoin- ing, called or known bv the several Names of The Meadow and the Green Yard, containing 3A. III. OP. or thereabouts ( be the same more or less). LOTII. A Piece of excellent LAND, called The North Moors, containing 1A. 1R. OP. or thereabouts ( be the same more or less). LOT III. A Piece of excellent Meadow LAND, called the Hurst Meadow, containing 4A. 2R. OP. or thereabouts ( be the same more or less). LOT IV. A Patch of LAND, in Shaw's Meadow, containing 30P. or thereabouts ( be the same more or less). ( CJ" The Whole of the above Premises are in the Occupation of Mr. WILLIAM MARTIN, who will shew the same ; and further Particulars may be known on Application al tbe Office of Mr. BROOKES, Solicitor, Newport, Salop. A' TO MORROW. TL?/?. EDDOWES, Bookseller, Shrews- bury, acquaints the Public that he has just received from London, some Copies of THE ANECDOTE LIBRARY, an exceed- ingly popular Volume, containing 2500 interesting Anecdotes, Price 10.?. Gd. bound* Also, by the same Editor, THE VOCAL LIBRARY, containing 2000 modern and classical English Songs, and 100 popular French Songs, Price 10s. Gd. bound. LIKEWISE, 1. THE BOOK OF TRADES, with 100 Engrav- ings, Price 10s. fid. 2. THE HUNDRED WONDERS of the WORLD in NATURE and ART, with 110 Engravings, 10s. 6d. 3. THE WONDERS of the HEAVENS, with 50 large and superior Engravings, 10s. Gd. 4. PRIOR'S VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD, from Magellan to Freycinet, with 73 Engravings, 10s. 6d. f>. PRIOR'S UNIVERSAL MODERN TRA- VELLER, with 100 Engravings, 10s. 6d. G. NIGHTINGALE'S ALL RELIGIONS and RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES, with 100Engravings, 10s. 6d. 7. GALT'S ANECDOTES DRAWN FROM ENGLISH, SCOTCH, and IRISH HISTORY, 14s. A Great Saving. A Shilling POTOFVYARREN'S PASTE BLACKING is equal to Four Shilling Bottles of Liquid. VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY, CUESWARDINE, SALOP. BY S. BAGNOLD. By Order of the Assignees of CHARLES LEA, a Bank- rupt, at the Cock Inn, in Hinstock, in the said Countv of Salop, on Thursday, tbe 23d Day of May, 1822, between tbe Hours ' of four and six in the Afternoon, either together or in Lots, as may be agreed upon at the Time of Sale, nnd subject to such Conditions as shall be then produced : ALL that Messuage or DWELLING HOUSE, with the MALT HOUSE. Barn, Stable, Cow- house, and other Outbuildings, Gardens, and Orchard, thereunto belonging, situate at THE HAYWOOD LANE, in the Parish of Cheswnrdine aforesaid, now in the Occupation of the said Bank- rupt, nnd containing by Estimation three Roods or thereabouts, be the same more or less :— and also all those several Pieces of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture LAND, therewith occupied, containing by Estima- tion tbe Quantities following, or thereabouts, be the same respectively more or less, viz. The Yard 2A. OR. OP.; Tbe Wheat Croft 2A. OR. OP.; The Haywood 2A. 0R. 0P. The Messuage and Buildings are substantially built of Brick, Tile, and Stone, and are in complete Repair; the Malt kiln is capable of wetting and drying thirty Bushels at a Time; and tbe Land is in a high Slate of Cultivation. The said Chailes Lea will shew the Premises ; and further Particulars may be known at the Office of Mr. BROOKES, Solicitor, in Newport, Salop. f JJ^ HIS valuable Preparation possesses JStL the superior qualities of WAR- REN'S Japan Liquid Blacking, and only requires the addition of Water, that it would be superfluous for the Proprietor to say any thing in its praise— the superior quality of WARREN'S Blacking being so justly acknowledged bv a discerning Pub- lic. THE DIVERS ; OR, HOW TO CATCH A SALMON. An Incident at the GIANTS' CAUSEWAY. SHREWSBURY SCHOOL. THE SPEECHES at SHREWS- BURY SCHOOL. will take Place on TUES- DAY, June 4, 1822, at Twelve o'Clock.— Ladies and Gentlemen who intend to honour ibe Meeting with their Presence, are requested to assemble at the Schools or Masters' Houses previously to tbat Hour. N. B. No Tickets will be issued. Schools, May 14, 1822. DESIRABLE RESIDENCE. THE GRANGE, SEAR ELI. ESMERE, IN TIIE COUNTY OF SALOP. TO BE LET, AND ENTERED UPON IMMEDIATELY, ALL that modern- built MANSION HOUSE, called THE GRANGE; consisting, on the Ground Floor, besides Kitchen, Servants' Hall, and Housekeeper's Ronui, of Drawing and Dining Rooms ( 21 Feet by 18 each}, Library ( 17 bv 16), nnd small Parlour ( 17 by 12); 4 Bed Rooms on the first Floor, with Dressing Rooms to two of them ; and 2 good Bed Chambers ou the second Floor, aud Servants' Rooms. Together with about 22 Acres of excellent Meadow and Pasture LAND. N. B. The Outhouses are very complete nnd con- venient, and there are a good Garden and Hothouse attached. The Premises may be viewed, with the Per- mission of the present Tenant, General Despard ; and further Particulars may be had on Application to GEORGE KENYON, Esq. Wrexham. COUNTRY RESIDENCE. TO BE XiET, AND ENTERED UPON THE FIRST OF JUNE, LL that capital Family Residence, J7SL. called DORRINGTON HOUSE, in the Parish of Coridover, in the County of Salop, containing- an Entrance Hall, Dining Room, Drawing Room, and Breakfast Parlour, 7 best Bed Rooms, tog- ether with Servants' Apartments, arid every reqnisiie Ofliee, complete; with Coach Mouse, Granary, and Stabling for six Horses, Saddle and Harness Rooms, Cow- Ties, & c. ; an excellent Garden in the best Con- dition, and from Ten to Twelve Acres of Land, or more if required. Dorringlon House is distant about 6| Miles from Shrewsbury, on the Ludlow Road. The Honse is situated 011 an Eminence, commanding- n beautiful and extensive View of the Stretton Hills. For further Particulars apply to Mr. W. C. CURTIS, of Dor ring ton ; or to Mr. C. HULBERT, Auctioneer and General Agent, Shrewsbury. Up to Saturday afternoon, the increase of the Revenue for the first five weeks of the present quarter, compared with the corresponding period of last year, was nearly £ 360,000. FREEHOLD ESTATE. To be peremptorily Sold, Pursuant to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, made in a Cause HARDY against DISBROWE, with the Approbation of WILLIAM ALEXANDER, Esq. one of the Masters of the said Court, at the Wynnstay Arms Inn, at Oswestry, in the County of Salop," on Wednesday, the 19th Day of June, 1822, at Four o'Clock in the Afternoon,' in several Lots; AFREEHOLD ESTATE, situate in the Townships of BAUSLEY and CRIGION, in the Parish of ALBERBURY, in the County of Montgomery, exonerated from the Land- Tax ( except a small Part thereof), late the Property of Edward iDisbrowe, Esq. deceased, and situate near the River Severn and the Brvddin Hills, midway between Shrewsbury and Welshpool, and about 14 Miles from Oswestry, with valuable Rights of Colliery. The Estate may be viewed by Application to Mr. Thomas Roberts, at Sweeney, near Oswestry; and Printed Particulars maybe had ( gralis) at the said Master's Chambers, in Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane; of Messrs. BATEMAN and JONES, Solicitors, Lincoln's Inn, and Mr. SOWTON, Solicitor, Holborn Court, Gray's Inn; of Mr. T. L. JONES, Solicitor, at Oswestry; at the Place of Sale ; aud at the principal Inns at Shrewsbury and Welshpool. Dr. Sydenham's Family Pills of Health. THESE PILLS" ( entirely vegetable) are unrivalled IN CASKS OF HEAD ACHE, Loss OF APPETITE, FLATULENCE, OBSTRUCT- ED DIGESTION, and in all BILIOUS AND LIVER COMPLAINTS. They contain no Mercury, or Mineral in anv Shape, aud are so peculiarly mild in their Action as to require no Confinement or Alteration in Diet. The most delicate Females find the Use of tbem materially beneficial 10 their general Health, aud those wbo have used Ihem agree in Opinion, and pronounce them the most SAFE, MILD, and EFFECTUAL FAMILY MEDI- CINE EXTANT. Nothing can prove ihe Supe- riority of these Pills more than the numerous Cases communicated by Persons of great Respect- ability, and the Countenance given them by the first Characters of the present Day. Sold in Boxes at is. )| d. 2s. gd and 4s. 6d by Buller's, Chemists, No. 4, Cheapside, London; 20, Waterloo- Place, Edinburgh, aud 34, Sackville Slreet, Dublin ; VV EDDOWES, Shrewsbuiy; and by the principal Medicine Venders throughout the United Kingdom. The Causeway ( theGiants') with grandeur sublime That onwards from Pleaskiu's high brow to the Ocean Descends, and the ravage defies of old TIME, Repelling the waves in the wildest commotion; Of Nature ihe bonst, and the pride of green Erin, A Visitor lately, no consequence fearing, Ascended its heights, andexplor'd the dark caves, Their entrance the wide rolling billow that laves. The Visitor's Boots, of pre eminent polish. Went nearly the wits of bis Guide to demolish! 14 Come 011 ( cried the stranger), why thus do you loiter ? " This Cave & its inmates we'll now reconnoitre," He enler'd,— these Imps fait no good are about, Thought the Guide, aud his station took wisely without. While pondYing his mind on these Boot- lodging sprites, It seem'd as if now had began their dark rites ; For cries of strange import the guide sore as- tounded, And roll'd round the Causeway, the noises re- sounded ; When rush'd from the Cave, to bis horrified notion, Two dasmons, aud plung'd their dread forms in the ocean. The Guide now of fortitude wholly disarm'd, Fled fast from ihe spot and the country alarmM! Man, woman, and child then, in multitudes ran, And saw from ihe cave this mysterious man Step forth,— in his band a large fish;— u Augb, the sinner! " These Imps he employs now to dive for his dinn « >." Two Otters this fish to the cavern had brought, Thence hasty retreat from the stranger they sought. The Guide, by the jet so terrific'llv daunted, Now telling the story, in mirth is not lacking; And still at the Causeway when Salmon is wanted. They a^ k for the Divers from WARREN'S Jet Blacking. LONDON, THURSDAY, MAY LG. FRANCE.— Extract of a letter from Paris, dated May 8 •.—" It is extraordinary that the detestable practice of setting fire to barns and bouses, is still carried on with an audacity that seems to increase. Hitherto the incendiaries had carried on their operations only in the departments of Seine and Oise, Oise and Maine— but they now approach nearer Paris ; and even in Paris, this morning, an attempt was made to fire a large magazine of coals, near the Park of Mousseaux. The fire- engines are at this moment employed iu putting out the fire. There was, besides, a petard endeavoured to be exploded near the Thuilleries yesterday, but the match was drawn out by a person who happened to see it, in time to prevent the explosion. At Meux and Pontoise placards have been stuck up, stating, that whatever pre- cautions tbe farmers might take, their farms would be set fire to on or before the 15th of this month. All these practices, as well as the objects and motives of them, are incomprehensible. What do the authors and abettors propose? It is hoped arid believed, that measures of immediate vigour will be adopted; and it is reported, that for the more summary trial of persons apprehended, the C'ours Prevofal. es will be again established." The Moniteur of Tuesday contains a Royal Ordinance, founded upon a Report which has been made to the King of the impunity with which incendiaries continue to devastate the farms in the departments of TOise, la Somme, and I'Eure, provisionally investing the General commanding the 15th Military Division with special powers to employ the troops at his disposal as, from the urgency of circumstances, may appear to him expedient. FOR THE ITCH. NFAILING Suet- ess, during a very lung Period, has fully established tbe Excellence of FR EE M A N' » ORIGIN Al. OIN T. MENT in the Cureof that disagreeable Disorder, the ITCH, which it never fails to effect iu ONE HOUR'S APPLICATION. This safe, speedy, and efficacious Remedy has been in geueial Use for many Years, without a single Instance of its having failed lo cure the mosl Inveterate Cases. It does not contain the smallest Particle of Mercury, or any other dan- gerous Ingredient, and may be safely used by Persons of the most delicate Constitution. Sold in Boxes, at Is. 1J1I. by \ V. EDIIOWFS, Shrewsbury, aud the principal Medicine Venders throughout Ibe United Kingdom. N• B. In Order lo prevent the Substitution of spurious Imitations, Purchasers are requested to ask for FREEMAN'S OINTMENT, and to observe the ' Proprietors Signature, " N. FREEMAN," is engraved on the Label affixed io each Box. This Easy Shining and Brilliant Blacking, PREPARED BY 30, STRAND, LONDON ; AND SOLD AT Shrewsbury, by EDDOWES, ROGERS6: CO. BRATTON, STATHAM, DRURY, MORGAN and ASTERLEY, JONES, DAVIES, —- NBVETT, •— HUMPHREYS, Wem, KYNASTON. Oswestry,... EDWARDS. Ellesmere,.. BAUGH, FURMSTON. If etshpool, EVANS, OWEN, JONES, GRIFFITHS. Wenlock .. CLIVBLY. Hodnet, PACE, HUGHES. Drayton,... RIDGWAY. Newport... JONES, • LOWF. Shiffnal,.... HARDING. Wellington, HOULSTON & SMITH. Ironbridgc GLAZRDROOK. Hangar,.... HUGHES, — GRIFFITH. Bala, DAVIES. Carnarvon, OWEN, WILLIAMS. Dolgelly, WILLIAMS & Soti Holyhead,.. JONES, RICHARDS. St. Asaph, OWEN Alieroety,.. DAVIES. Amlwch,... ROBERTS. Conway,.... ROBERTS. Barmouth,. GRIFFITHS. Beaumaris, ALLEN. And by most Boot- makers, Grocers, Ironmongers, Brush- makers, Perfumers, Acc. in every Town in the Kingdom, In Pots, 6d. 12d. and 18d. each. N. 11. The Japan Liquid Blacking con- tinues to be prepared by ROBERT WARREN, In Bottles 6d. 1 - 2( 1. and 18( 1. each. Ask for WARREN'S Blacking. The Greek cause is stated, in the Paris Papers, to have received an important accession of strength. The Greek peasantry of the north of Thessaly and Upper Macedonia, having been compelled to lake the field to resist the repeated attempts of the Pacha of Salonicbi to deprive them of their arms, formed a body of 7000 men, including the best sharp- shooters in Greece, and under the command of Captains Tassos, Diamentcs, and Saphirakes, proceeded, in the tirst instance, to occupy the defiles of Mount Olympus, the valley of Tempe, and the banks of Pencils; and thence, their num- bers increasing on their march, traversed the country as far as Killiderven, 011 the sea coast. The Macedonian army then commenced the siege of. Berhoe. A body of Turks, sent lo its relief by the Pacha of Salonichi, were defeated, and the place surrendered 011 tbe 24th of March. This new insurrection, it is said in the same Papers, has compelled Chonrschid Pacha to relinquish his plan of marching to the relief of Patras. An entrenched camp occupied hy the Turkish troops, under the wall of Patras, is said to have been forced by the Greeks, who, after killing a considerable number of the enemy, carried off 40 pieces of field artillery sent from Constantinople, and a quantity of ammunition.— The President of the Greek Congress has notified to the Agents of the European Powers, that all the ports of Crete are in a state of blockade. Napoli di Romania was 011 tbe point of capitulating at the date of the latest adviccs from Zantc ( the 4th of April).— Paris Paper. Nuremberg Papers to the 3d inst. arrived on Monday. They contain a long article from Smyrna, stating- that the rising of the people of the Isle of Chios, was in consequence of the landing of some of their countrymen, who had taken refuge at Samos; but who returned with ail armament to revenge the destruction of twenty. seven Chian hostages, who had been treacherously put to death by the Turks. Tbe Europeans at Smyrna are forbidden to give refuge to the rajas ( Greek inhabitants) upon pain of being treated like them— that is, of being massacred. They are consequently held in a state of great, and well- founded alarm. Mr. Bosanquct, the Governor of the South Sea Company, waited on the Earl of Liverpool and the Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday morning, agreeably to an adjourned appointment, when lie stated, that he vvas not authorised to make any offer for the contract relative to the Army anil Navy Pensions. Some gentlemen assembled at the Treasury Chambers, bul 110 bidder appeared, and tbe meeting separated. It vvas reported yesterday in the city, that the contract would be taken by the Bank. A11 Evening Paper says—" We are enabled to state, that the plan will be carried into effect upon terms advantageous to the public, and that a communication will be made upon the sub- ject to the House of Commons in a very few days hy the Chancellor of the Exchequer." The Brewers of the Metropolis have lowered the price of their article one halfpenny per pot. Licensed Victuallers.— A numerous & respect- able meeting of Licensed Victuallers was yesterday held at the Freemason's Tavern, for the purpose of petitioning Parliament against opening the trade, and also praying that 110 Victualler might be deprived of his License without a trial by Jury. The Petition having been adopted, it was resolved that the Hon. H. G. Bennet, and other Members, be requested to support it. It was also resolved that an association should be formed, to be called " The Licensed Victuallers' Protective Associa- tion," and that the Committee should draw up the Resolutions, pro forma.— Several put down their names as Members of the Association, and those present having signed the Petition, thanks were voted to the chairman, and the meeting- adjourned. ARCHBISHOP OF ARMAGH. The following particulars are given relative to the death of this prelate: It appears that tbe Archbishop bad been for some time afflicted with atl attack of the gout, tog- ether with a slight cold ; but his indisposition was not con sidered of a serious nature: indeed, so little appre- hensions did then exist of any dangerous conse- quences resulting from bis confinement, that Mrs. Stuart and her daughter were preparing for an early visit to Ireland. On Monday morning his Lordship was attended by Sir Henry Halford, wbo wrote a prescription for a draught, which was immediately sent tn the shop of Mr. Jones, tbe apothecary, in Mount- street, in order that it might he prepared. His Lordship havingexpressed some impatience that tbe d ranght had not arrived, Mrs, Stuart inquired of j the servants if it had come; and being answered in the affirmative, she desired it might be brought to her immediately. The under- butler went to the porter and demanded the draught for his master. The man had just before received it, together with a two- ounce phial of laudanum for his own use ; and which he was in the habit of taking' occasionally, in small quantities, for a disease with which he was afilicled. Most unluckily, in the hurry of the moment, instead of giving the draught, intended for the Arch- bishop, he accidentally substituted the bottle which contained the laudanum The under- butler instantly carried it to Mrs. Stuart, without examination, and that lady not having a doubt that it was the medicine which had been recommended by Sir Henry Halford, poured it into a glass and gave it to her husband. In a few minutes, however, the dreadful mistake was discovered; upon which Mrs. Stuart rushed from the presence of the Bishop into the street, with the phial in her hand, and in a state of speechless dis traction. So much was she uuder the influence of terror in the first instance, that instead of taking the direct course to Mr. Jones's house through Gibb's stable- yard, she ran up Bonnett's stable- yard, where there is no thoroughfare. At length she discovered her error, and renewed her speed till she reached Mr. Jones's shop, where she with difficulty ex plained the horrible cause of her agitation. Mr. Jones was fortunately at home, and having pro- cured the usual antidotes, lost not a moment in ac- companying Mrs. Stuart back to Hill- street, where he administered to his Lordship, now almost in a state of stupor, the strongest emetics, and used every means which his skill and ingenuity could suggest, to remove the poison from his stomach ; all, however, without effect. Sir Henry Halford nnd Dr. Baillie were sent for in every possible direction, and at length the former arrived, and was soon afterwards followed by the latter. These gentlemen added their efforts to those of Mr. Jones, but we lament to state with as little success. The quantity of the deadly potion was too great to admit of its destructive effects being obvi- ated, aud at half- past four o'clock the heart- rending scene was closed by the death of their patient. A coroner's inquest has been necessarily held on the body, the result, of which was such as might have been expected. The verdict, we understand, was, " Died in consequence of laudanum having been administered by mistake." Sir Henry Halford, on quitting Mrs. Stuart, pro- ceeded in his carriage to his Majesty, and informed hiin of the melancholy event. The remains of his Lordship are to he interred in the family mausoleum of the Earl of Bute, at Luton, in Bedfordshire. The above pious, and learned Arch- prelate was great uncle to the present Marquis of Bute, and long- possessed of the affections and confidence of his late Majesty, of blessed memory. Having completed his university education at Trinity College, Cam- bridge, with great and distinguished reputation, lie made the then fashionable tour of Europe, under the direction of the well known Monsieur du Terns. On his return he was presented to the living, in which was the residence of the Earl his father, at East Loo, where he distinguished himself, as one of the most zealous and exemplary Parish Priests the Established Church had to boast of. His next pre- ferment was to a prebendary of Windsor, which affording him an opportunity of preaching before the King, he so strongly recommended himself to that good and pious Prince, by the soundness of his doc- trines, his impressive and energetic delivery iri the pulpit, and the general tenor of his conduct, that his Majesty, without interference of any of his Ministers, promoted him to the See of St. David's in 1793, and, finally, on the death of primate Nevvcomen, in 1800, to the Primacy of Ireland. The general traits of his character were a deep and influential feeling of the great importance of the station to which he was rais- ed ; a dignified manner that marked all his proceed- ings; a firmness of mind and high and honourable consistency, which nothing could warp from what he conceived to be right and becoming him ; and above all, a conscientious and scrupulous exercise of his extensive patronage, in which he was never known to attend to any recommendation but that of profes- sional merit. Besides his metropolitan distinctions, his Grace was Prelate ofthe most illustrious order of St. Patrick, a Commissioner of the Board of Educa- tion, a Vice- President of the Association for dis- countenancing Vice, a Trustee of the Linen Manu- facture, and a Privy Councillor both in England and in Ireland. His Grace died at a very advanced On Sntim?-* last, at a meeting of florists, held at the Thrv Tuns, Smithy Door, Manchester, Mr. John Pearson, of Monton, near Eccles, pro- duced a Polyanthus of his own growth, which contained no fewer than fifty- fire pips. It was named the Duke of YoVk, and allowed to be the finest flower of its kind ever cultivated. GIG MATCH.— Mr. Ambrose's match to drive 15 miles in one hour, at a trot, took place yesterday, over a piece of turf of three miles, on the Epping road. It was for a stake of 500 sovereigns, and was accomplished as follows:— " Ist three miles lluiin. 54sec. 2d ditto 12 2 3d ditto n 50 4th ditto 12 3 5th ditto ] 2 4 DEATH OF THE BISHOP OF MEATH.— The Dublin Freeman announces the death of the Right Reverend Dr. Thomas Lewis O'Beirne, Bishop of Meath. His Lordship was originally educated for the functions of a Roman Catholic Priest, but having abjured the Roman Catholic faith, became a Protestant Clergyman, and was, in 1799, promoted to the See of Meath, one of the most valuable in Ireland, in point of income and patronage. 59 59 The umpires decided, with a third person, that the match was won by rather more lhan a secoud. The horse broke into a gallop in the last mile, and was turned. IMPROVEMENT IN NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, — On Th ursday last, the public were much grati- fied, and astonished, at the exhibition of an Iron Steam Boat in the River Thames, between London and Battersea Bridges. At twelve o'clock, a large party of distinguished Naval Officers, Engineers, and S$ avants, embarked at Parliament Stairs, on board the Aaron, Mailb'y, Iron Steam Boat, which immediately got under weigh, aud proceeded to Baltersea Bridge ; she then descended to Blaek- friars, and manoeuvred for several hours between the Bridges in a very superior style. This Steam Boat was built at the Horsley Iron Works, near Birmingham, by Mr. Manby, and put together at Rotherhithe. She is the most complete piece of workmanship in the iron way ever witnessed, and draws one foot, water less than any steam- boat that has ever beeu built. She is 106 feet long, and 17 broad, and is propelled by a 30- horse engine, and Oldham's revolving oars, the most perfect piece of mechanism tbat has yet been adopted in steam- boats. The great advantage of these oars is their entering and leaving the water edgeways, hy which means no power is lost, and they are particularly useful in rivers, with narrow bridges, as they occupy little more than half the breadth of the common wheel. There is little doubt but the Iron Boats will be generally adopted, particularly where a small draft uf water is necessary. Another ad- vantage they have over steam boats in general, is their perfect safety from fire, and uncommon steadiness under the engine. This Boat wiil leave London in a few days for Paris, the first instance ofa direct communication between the capitals of France and England. Amongst the Gentlemen present, we observed Admirals Sir Wm. Hope, Sir Pultney Malcomb, Sir James Wood Gage, Captains Dundas and Napier, Mr. Manby, the inventor, Mr. Williams, the patentee of the revolving oars, and several others, who were much pleased with the exhibition. The revolving oars are now in use irt the Waterloo Packet between Liverpooland Dubliu and found equally advantageous in a sea- way. PENANCE.— Sunday last, the church- yard ami the streets leading to Bethual- green Church were crowded by thousands of spectators to witness the ieremony of a young woman, named Sarah Green, doing penance, by order of the Surrogate of the Ecclesiastical Court, by standing in a white sheet ill the chancel of the Church, fur calling her sister- in- law, Mrs. Ann Johnson, of the above parish, " W— e." However, tile ceremony of standing ia the sheet was dispensed with, to the disappointment ofthe multitude; but the female, who was a very fine young woman, attired in a white dress, repeated the following recantation in the vestry, in the presence of the Hector, Churchwardens, the person calumniated, and five or six of her relations : —" I, Sarah Green, wife of James Green, have uttered and spoken several scandalous and oppro- bious words against Ann Johnson, wife of William Johnson, of St. Matthew, Bethnal- green, to tbe great offence of Almighty God, the scandal of the Christian religion, and the injury and reproach of my neighbour's credit, by calling' her w— e. I do, therefore, before God and yon, humbly confess and acknowledge such offence, and am heartily sorry for the same, and do ask her forgiveness, and promise hereafter never to offend her in the like manner, God assisting me." The female appeared ve- y much affected ; aud afler the form was gone through, was led out of the Church by the Beadles, who conducted her safely through the mob, aud she was conveyed home in a coach. A very singular circumstance occurred last week, involving a question of some interest to Bankers. About three years ago, a bill at a month's date for £ 1000 was drawn by a country banker on a highly respectable firm in the City, and duly accepted. The drawers appeared on Saturday week in The Gazette. On Friday, to the great astonishment of the acceptors, this bill— which, for some reason not made public, appears not to have been hefore presented— made its appearance at the counter. Payment was declined for the present, and a cir- cumstance so extraordinary will probably become the subject of litigation. Both Ihe draw er and the indorsees are obviously exonerated : and it were fruitless to conjecture by, what accident a hill nf this amount— assuming the holder to have actually given value— could have been suffered to lay dormant during a period of Ihree years. The most probable inference is, that its existence beyond the period of maturity has been accidental. MOCK ADCTION.— A petition to the House of Commons, for imposing some further restraints upon Hawkers and Mock Auctioneers, has been assented lo hy a number of respectable tradesmen, assembled at the Cutlers' Hall on Monday lasl. Many more petitions of the same kind have hceti presented from different towns during the session, and it is to be hoped that tlieir combined influence will be the means of arresting the progress of a practice so manifestly injurious to the resident tradesman, and to the community at large. The petition from this town will be forwarded for presentation in a few days; iu the mean time we recommend the trading part of our towns, people lo turn their attention to the subject, and, by signing their names, to support the application to Parlia- ment. The petition represents thfat tlie resident tradesmen of the town of Sheffield suffer consider- able injury, from the extent to which the bawknio- of goods from house to house, and the mock auction sales, are at this time carried ; and that,, as the petitioners are persons principally interested in ihe concerns of the town, and therefore pay a lar^ c proportion of the taxes and assess men Is thereof, they presume to ask relief from this injury, suffered not only by themselves, but by the community at large. It also represents, that by the latitude given lo hawkers and auctioneers, tbe sale of stolen goods, the circulation of base coin, and other criminal acts are greatly promoted ; and the peti- tioners suppose that these evils might, to a certain extent be prevented, by an additional duty upon hawkers and auctioneers' licences, by compelling persons exposing their goods for sale, either in towns, fairs, or otherwise, to produce their licences on demand, and by requiring those who may open shops for a short period, to give security for the payment of tbe assessed taxes and parochial rates for twelve months,—- Sheffietd Mercury. HOUSE OF COMMONS- THURSDAY. ABSENTEES. SIR T. LETHBRIDGE presented a Petition from the City of Bath, complaining of the injury resulting to the country from the emigration of the higher and middle classes to the Continent, and praying for a tax to he imposed upon Absentees. Tlie Hon. Bart, estimated the number of British families at present resident abroad in Europe at 10,000 ; their daily expenditure at five guineas each family; and the annua! amount drained from the country conse- quently at £ 18,200,000 guineas!! This calculation was however received with loud laughter by the House. M r. RICA R no asserted that the effect ofan Absentee Tax would be to diminish in a serious degree the capita! of the kingdom ; since the Absentees w. ho now generally draw only the annual profits of their capital, would, in the event of such a tax, remove their property altogether. The Hon. Member seemed to be of opinion, that the present taste for emigration would not be permanent. The CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER concurred in Mr. Ricardo's views of the" evils of an absentee fax ; and stated that; rhe only effectual means of re- pressing emigration, was by rendering home cheap and comfortable : be stated that it was fully ascer tained the revenue did not sustain an annual loss of £ 5000 by absentees. When the prices of this country became equalized with those of the continent, a period not far distant, the temptation to reside abroad would necessarily cease. EMBASSY TO SWITZERLAND. Mr. WARRE brought forward his motion on this subject, and argiied on the same principles as ad- vanced by Mr. Lenuard on the previous evening f » ee 4ih page), that. the expenses of our embassies required reduction, and that instead of the sum of £ 3900 to be paid to Mr. Wynn, that paid to Lord • Fitzgerald in 1793, namely £ 1500, was quite sufficient. He concluded by moving a resolution to that effect. — The Marquis of LONDONDERRY repeated his rea- sons for opposing tlie motion.— Lord NORMANBY sup- ported it.— The House then divided— for the reso- lution 141, against it 247— majority, 106. RELIEF OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY. Mr. GOCLBURN obtained leave to bring iu a Bill to facilitate the employment of the poor io Ireland. Tho Bill proposed to place the sum of £ 50,000 at the dis- posal of the Lord Lieutenant, in order to be employed inthe making and repairing of roads. The money was not to be placed at the disposal of the local an- thorities, but on the sole responsibility of Govern- ment. When Ihe work was finished, an account was to be laid before the Grand Juries of lite different counties, and it was to be left to them to repay what portion they thought just and equitable. HOUSE OF COMMONS- FRIDAY. Considerable time was occupied in the reception of a greal number of petitions on various subjects. In reply to a question from Mr. Alderman Wood, Mr Secretary PEEL stated that he had diiected the Attorney- Genera! to prosecute Bridle, tbe late gover- nor of Ilchester ya'ol, as he considered the allegations against him sufficiently strong: to bring them under judicial investigation. The Bill to admit Catholic Peers to tbe House of Lords was read a third time and passed, Mr. PEEL de- clining to take the sense of the House again upon it, after the question had been so minutely discussed ou two former occasions in very full Houses. Mr. ROBINSON'S Bills, entitled the West Indian and American, and the Colonial Trade. Bills, were, after some opposition, read a second time, and order- ed to be committed. In the course of the discussion cn these Bills, Mr. BROUGHAM asserted in the most unqualified terms, that the present sufferings of the West Indian proprietors are much greater than those ofthe Agriculturists of England.— The object of the liills under discussion was to secure to our Colonists the benefit of the trade to their respective islands. Mr. GOULBURN'S Bill, authorising an advance of £ 50,000 to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the employment of the poor of lhat kingdom, was read a first time and committed. This measure of govern- nientappeared to meet with very general approbation. HOUSE OF COMMONS— SATURDAY. The House met this day, when, amongst other routine business, the Irish Employment Bill was read a second time, reported, and will be committed on Monday. LONDON— SATURDAY. American papers to the 17th ult. from all the principal citics have been received. A report made to the Senate respecting the Slave Trade, concludes with the important recommendation that the President of the United States " be requested to enter into such arrangements as he may deem suitable and proper with one or more of the mari- time powers of Europe, for the effectual abolition of this odious traffic." In Maryland, a Negro woman being informed that she had been sold to the Negro- buyers, first destroyed her child, and then herself. Such are the accounts given by the Americans themselves, of that most diabolical of all species of commerce, the infamous traffic in human beings. German papers state that the Leipsic fair had proved better than was expected. There was con- siderable demand for coarse cloths, leather, linen, fine English printed calicoes, cambrics, muslins, & c. & c. On Wednesday evening, his Majesty honoured Drury- Lane Theatre with his presence. He was received with the most general and enthusiastic shouts, the whole audience standing uncovered. u God save the King" was called for several times and when his Majesty withdrew, after graciously bowing to the audience, every sign of fervent affection, which it is possible for subjects to give their Monarch, was displayed. His Majesty visifed Covent- Garden Theatre last evening, and was most enthusiastically welcomed by an overflowing auditory. At a Court of Common Council, held yesterday, it was resolved to subscribe 500 guineas from the city funds towards the general subscription for the relief of the suffering Irish. On Wednesday evening, about eight o'clock, the Crown Prince and his wife the Princess of Denmark, and a numerous suite in their train, arrived in four carriages at No. 65, in Wimpole- streef, which house has been lately taken and fitted up in a most magnificent style for their reception, their Royal Highnesses having declined accepting the proffers of his Majesty, in order to live as private as possible during their residence in this country. This day, in the Court of King's Bench, the Earl of Westmeath was sentenced to three months1 imprisonment, and at the expiration to give security for three years, himself in £ 2000 and two sureties in £ 500 each, for sending a challenge to Mr. Woods, a Trustee to the Countess of Westmeath. POSTSCRIPT, London, Monday Night, May 20. 3 per Cent. Cons. 79 § .— 3* per Cent. 89.- 4 per Cent » , 94g.— 5 per Cent. 102f — Cons for Acc. 79|. COURT OF KING S BENCH— THIS DAY.— The King v Arrowsmith, Weaver, and Shackell— These defendauts being called upon to receive judg- ment for publishing a series of libels in the John Bull Sunday newspaper, on her late Majesty, Mr. Justice BAYLEY addressed the defendants at some length, and observed that Arrowsmith, ( ihe proprietor) having- put in an affidavit complaining of ill health, the Court had taken lhat circumstance into consideration, and the sentence of the Court on him was, that he should pay a fine of £ 300 to tlie King; and lhat Weaver and ShackeH ( the printers), not. having offered any thing by way of apology or mitigation, should he imprisoned in the King's Bench for the period of three months, and pay a fine of £ 100 each : and the w hole find sureties to keep the peace for five years, themselves iti £ 500 each, and two sureties in £ 250 each.— The defendants then quitted the Court in the custody of the tipstaffs. [ From our Private Correspondent.] HOUSE OF LORDS- MONDAY. CATHOLIC PEERS' EILL. At ten minutes after five o'clock, Mr. CANNING, attended by a great number of the Members of the other House of Parliament brought up the. Roman Catholic Peers' Bill.— Some other bills were also brought up from the Commons; after which the Duke of PORTLAND rose, and moved the first reading of the above bill for allowing Roman Catholic Peers a seat in the House of Lords— The bill was then read a first time and ordered to he printed, and oil the motion of the Duke of Portland, the second reading- was fixed for Friday se'nnight, the 31st instant, and their Lordships were ordered to be summoned. Several petitions were presented against the above BiMf;. and after some routine business, their Lord- ships adjourned', HOUSE OF COMMONS- MONDAY. Mr. S. WORTLEY wished now to put a question to the Secretary to the Treasury.— Last Session, a Bill was passed to relieve the Farmer from the Agricul- tural Horse Tax ; notwithstanding which, by some error not accounted for,- demands of a higher rate than formerly had, in some instances, been made upon the farmer — Mr. LDSHTNGTON said some cases ofthe description alluded to had certainly occurred by mistake, but the Treasury had given orders tbat Where payments had been improperly made the money should be returned ; and a Bill was now preparing to be brought into Parliament to explain the law on this important question. Distress in Ireland. The Irish papers arrived this morning, as well as those received yesterday, abound with grateful panegyrics on the benevolence of the English nation, which has so munificently stepped forward Owards the relief of their starving peasantry. The subscriptions for the Irish peasantry continue rapidly to increase both in number and amount. OXFORD.— On Wednesday last, in a Convoca- tion, it was unanimously agreed to contribute from the University Chest, the sum of £ 500, in aid of a fund now raising for the relief of the distressed Irish. The Cambridge Chronicle says, " We have rpuch gratification in staling, that a very liberal subscription has been entered inlo in thisUnivcrsity, County, and Town, for the relief of the Distress in Ireland." The death of tbe Archbishop of Cashel was caused by taking goat's milk, which coagulated in his stomach, and caused mortification.-—— Dublin Patriot. BANKRUPTS, MAY 18.— Daniel Moore, late of Bordesley Iron- works, Aston, Warwickshire, iron- master.— John Owe a, late of Leadeiihall- street, Lon- don. cabinet- maker upholsterer.— James Brittain, of Worcester, linen- draper.— Solomon Morris, of Long Itchington, Warwickshire, corn- dealer and victualler — John Burgess, of Liverpool, dealer. Francis Talkrier, of Manchester, warehouseman.— Peter Williams the younger, of Knightsbridge, Mid dlesex, draper.— Robert Stewart, late of King- street, Cheapside, London, Scotch- factor.— James George Rose, of Brompton, Middlesex, dealer.— James Goodwin., late of Sheffield, victualler and saw- manu- facturer.— Henry Hamper, of Cheltenham, hosier and glover.— James Bramwell, of Leadenhall- street, Loudon, hatter.— Joseph Pearson, of Jfewcastle- ajiiuher- Lytne, Staffordshire, grocer. SHREWSBURY. WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1822. A' Correspondent complains that the Qnnrry and other public walks of this town, are daily infested with numbers nf Cyprians and other abandoned characters, to the disgrace of the town, and the annoyance of many of rts well- disposed aud respect- able inhabitants, who are thus often prevented from enjoying some of the chief advantages of our salu- brious situation. MARRIED. Yesterday, at Ruyton- of- the- Eleven- Towns, by the Rev. ( i. Evans, A. M. Mr. Thomas Meredith, surgeon, of Newport, to Eliza, youngest daughter of the late R. Crisp, Est], of the former place. On Thursday, at St. Mary's Church, Bridgnorth, hy Ihe Rev. Thomas Dethick, A. M. Mr. Henry Vickers, solicitor, to Miss Cotton, both of that town On the 22d ult. at llinstock, in this couuty, Mi- Richard Fernyhough, late of Liverpool, and son of Mr. Wm. Feroyhough, of Moor llall, Staffordshire, to Ann, only daughter of Mr. George Heaford, of Links Collage, aud formerly of Kuightley llall, Staffordshire. Ou Ihe 9th inst. at Barlaston, Mr. Joseph Gihbs, of Chipeiihall, near Market Drayton, to Mrs. Deakiu, late of Ihe Oak Inn, Stafford. On the 6th iust. Charles Wickstead Ethelston, jun. Esq. son of the Rev. C. W. Ethclston, of Wickstead llall, Cheshire, to Aune, daughter of Robert Peel, Esq. of Tor Abbey, Devonshire. DIED. On the 8th iust. at tbe house of his father, Edward, the eldest sou of Dr. Middleton, of Southampton. On the 8th iust. at Ighlfieid, in Ibis county, at Ihe advanced age of 89, John Griffiths, Esq. of that place. This gentleman was highly respected by all who knew him. He had, in his early days, belonged to the army, and was present and fought ( under Gen. Wolfe) at the battle of Moutmorenci, in 1759. On Friday last, aged 68, much respected, M Thomas Jehu, sen, inspector of hides iu ihis town. On Sunday morning last, after a few hours' severe illness, aged 55, Mr. John Farmer, sen. baker, of Wyle Cop, in this town ; much respected as a chear- ful companion and industrious tradesman. Lately, at Suttou, near Newport, in this county, at an advanced age, the Rev. John Snape, many yearA Curate of St. John's Chapel, Wolverhampton. On the 5th inst. at tbe house of her son- in- law, the Rev. G. II. Haslewood, Tan House, near Bridg- north, Mrs. Price, aged 82;— at tbe same place, on the 7th ilist, Mrs. Perks, aged 23, daughter of the above gentleman, and wife of T. Perks, Esq. and mother of four children iu three years, all living;— on the 9th inst. at her house iu Bridgnorth, Mrs Baker, aged 86, sister of the said Mrs. Price, and mother of the late Richard Baker, Esq.;— and ou the 10th inst. at the house of her son, Mr. B. Lloyd Bridgnorth ( son- in- law to the said Mr. Haslewood) Mrs. Lloyd, widow of the late Mr. G. Lloyd, aged 64 On tbe 13th instant, at Great Ness, in this county, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, widow, aged 75; whose benevolence and integrity will long render her memory dear to all who knew her. On the 3d inst. aged 80, Mr. James Grimshaw agent to ThomasLegh, Esq. of Lyme Park, Cheshire! " On ihe lOlh inst. Mr. Taylor, surgeon, of Middle- wicli. Visiting Clergyman this week at the Infirmary, the Rev. John Richards:— House- Visitors, Mr Weaver and Mr. T. Tomlins. JOHN MYTTOS, Esq. of Halston, has accepted the Office of Treasurer of the Salop Infirmary fur the year ensuing. Cheltenham Races commence July 17; Ludlow the week after Cheltenham ; Bridgnorth, the week following Ludlow ; Newcastle ( Stafford- shire), August 6; Worcester, August 13; Here- ford, 21st; Warwick, 3( 1 of September. On Sunday last, two Sermons were preached in the parish church of St. Chad, in ibis town, forthe benefit of the Shropshire Auxiliary Bible Society ; that in the morning by the Rev. Brian Hill, M. A from Judges iii. part of verse 20—" I have a message from God unto thte ;" and that in the afternoon by the Rev. John Richards, from Psalm xlv. verses 3 and 4.— The collections amounted to £ 47. 2s. ( id. Mr. William Drury, Snperinlendant of the Glasgow Lunatic Asylum, and formerly Apothecary to St. Luke's Hospital, London, after having under- gone the usual examinations, was on Monday, the 6th instant, admitted n Town Licentiate of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. On Monday morning last, the body of Mr Henry Mansell, maltster, of Frnukwell, in this town, was found inthe river Severn, near Coleham.— The deceased had been missing since Friday night, the 10th instant; when he had heen observed to be some- what in liquor; and it was supposed that, missing his road on going towards his home in Frankwell he had walked or tumbled into the river, his ha having heen found near Ihe water. An inquest wns held ou Monday, and a verdict of Accidental Death returned. The Poor's Rate of the Parish of St. Mary, in this town, is this year reduced from 5s. to 3s. 6d in the pound.-— A reduction of 2s. in Ihe pound has taken place in the rate of Ihe Parish of St Julian. The neighbourhood of Wolverhampton has con- tinued perfectly quiet during the last week; and although some of the miners are still holding uut for wages, their number is gradually diminishing A dctaehmcnt of Ihe Greys from Birmingham, and two companies of the 2d Foot, are the only military remaining there. The inquest on the body of John Pobson, after sitting- the whole uf Saturday and Monday, was again adjourned until Thursday last, when the jury returned a verdict of " excusable homicide against a person unkuown." By information received from Abergavenny, daled Saturday evening, we are happy in being enabled to state that the greater part of the colliers and miners, in Ihe disturbed parts of Monmouth- shire, intended returning to their work on Monday, TOWN MEETING. Pursuant to the requisition inserted in our last j Journal, a meeting was held at. the Guildhall, in this j town, on Monday, foi the purpose of opening and j promoting a subscription for the relief of the dis- I tressed districts in Ireland; SAMUEL HARLEY, Esq, | Mayor, in the chair. Soon after the hour appointed i XI I o'clock), the Mayor commenced Ihe business of j the day by saying—" Gentlemen, Iu pursuance of a Requisition received by me, and most respectably signed, I bave convened this meeting, for the pur- pose of taking into consideration the present dis- tressed state of Ireland ; and I have no doubt the Town of Shrewsbury will be found bearing its share in doing all that can be done to alleviate those dis- tresses, and that on opening a subscription for the purpose, it will be filled in such a way as will reflect upon the town ibe greatest credit; especially so when we consider the intimate connexion there is between Ireland and this county, upon which, as we may say, it almost borders. I regret that the morning has proved so very unfavourable, but I have no doubt, from the respectability of the signatures at- tached to the requisition, the subscription will be such as to tell the world that the Inhabitants of Shrewsbury and its neighbourhood are not only able but willing to come forward, on all occasions, to relieve the distresses of their fellow- creatures." The Rev Archdeacon OWEN then addressed the meeting as follows :— 44 Mr. Mayor and Gentlemen,.- I am well aware that there cannot exist any necessity in this assembly to j bring forward arguments to excite a spirit of benevo- lence. I believe, with Mr. Mayor, that the Inhabit- ants of Shrewsbury have ever been found ready to step forward in the cause of charity to fhe suffering- poor, in whatever shape it may have been presented to them. But the occasion which has now called us together is fraught with such deep distress, the calamity is of so lamentable and so powerful a nature, that I am persuaded uo appeal was ever made to your benevolence and commiseration that stood on so strong a plea as the present. We are informed, and every succeeding intelligence only presents us with a still more frightful picture of human misery, that several extensive districts of Ireland are now lying prostrate under the most dreadful scourge which can alilict human nature, that of Famine ; and that unless speedy and very effectual assistance is administered', many thousands, according to some calculation uot less than forty thousand, not to mention tliose whom it is tobe feared are already lost, are now perishing from hunger. It need not be mentioned that this dire calamity has had its origin in a failure of the produce of the chief yrticle of food on which the peasantry of Ireland depend for their support, and that their extreme poverty denies them the means of procuring a: i adequate supply from more fortunate provinces.— Had any such disaster befallen some distant cortnfry or remote province, unconnected with us by any national ties of law and government, and had an appeal been made to our benevolence, and our aid been solicited, 1 doubt not we should have lent a ready ear to their request, and our benevolence and charity would have flowed in a prompt and liberal stream. But here our Sister Island, our fellow- subjects, that brave and generous and gallant people, who have fought our battles, mainly contributed to our most brilliant victories, shared our burdens, and struggled with us amid our arduous efforts in the preservation of our national safety and independence, now cast an anxious eye to this country for succour in this their hour of ex- treme distress. Need I add a local motive for our exertions in addition to those of a more general and public nature ? Our town, which forms a main link in the chain of road that connects Ireland with the Metropolis of the British Empire, has long been materially benefitted by the nobility, gentry, and merchants of that country. Here, then, we have an opportunity of offering a decisive testimony of our gratitude, by stepping forward to relieve their distress, and* showing them lhat we feel the advan- tages we have derived from them. The Metropolis has given us a splendid example of liberality. The inhabitants of that, great, opulent, and spirited city have caught the holy flame of charity, and each in- dividual who has the means, seems to be vieing with liis neighbour as to which shall be the most forward in promoting the good cause. Let not our exertions, in proportion, be behind theirs; let our zeal in this work of mercy burn witb as bright a light. In this assembly there can be but one opinion. In many points a'differetice of sentiment will exist among all bodies of men, but on this occasion we are of one heart and one mind. As followers of our Divine Master, whose sojourn on earth was one act of pure and spotless benevolence, tbe great spirit of whose inestimable religion is charity, tbe leading principle of whose Gospel is to do unto others as we would they should do unto us, we are bound to unite hand and heart in this labour of love, atid co- operate with onr fellow- countrymen in strenuous exertions to save the thousands who are ready to perish— to snatch them from an untimely grave, and to shield them from those appalling miseries, at which re- flection sickens, and which are tbe greatest human nature can possibly suffer. I am sensible that I need not add more upon the subject; it is one which speaks for itself, trumpet- tongued, and I am sure your hearts are ready to beat responsive to the sou nd."* The resolutions that subscriptions be entered into, and a Committee formed, were then read by Mr. OWEN ; after which Major- General LETH- BRIDGE said,— 44 Mr. Mayor and Gentlemen,— I beg leave to offer myself to your notice, for the purpose of seconding the resolutions that bave just been read by the worthy Archdeacon, It may reasonably be expected, that the generous exertions which are now making- in this country, on behalf of our distressed brethren in Ireland will be promptly applied, and have the happy effect of rescuing thousands from the depths of misery, and in many instances from an unimrely grave. I hope also it will instil into the hearts of that generous people, a grateful sense of the warm interest felt for their misfortunes by their fellow subjects in this country. 44 Unfortunately, many bad characters bave latterly appeared in Ireland, whose atrocities would disgrace the savage of the desert— persons who, by their outrages and horrible proceedings, appear to be under the controul of no law either human or divine. I hope, however, that after the peasantry of Ireland have experienced the benefits of this tribute of our affection for our distressed brethren in that country, those persons who have been engaged in such ran- corous and diabolical scenes of murders and burn- ings, will gain no more proselytes to their infamous system." Here Archdeacon OWEN read two letters, ad- dressed to him by a person of the name of " Henry Vernon," recommending an Amateur Play. No person appeared to know who Mr. Heniy Vernon was, and as, when the Archdeacon asked if any gentleman had any thing to say upon that point, no one suggested any thing, the subject dropped, The resolutions above- mentioned were then put and carried unanimously ; but several persons having entered the Hall subsequently to the reading- of them, Mr. Alderman HARLEY mentioned the circumstance, and requested they might be read again for the satisfaction of those gentlemen:— after which tbe Rev. Dr. BUTLER suggested the propriety of adding another resolution, to extend the subscription to persons resident in the neighbourhood. This was seconded by the Rev, JOHN ROCKE, and agreed to unanimously. The MAYOR here enquired whether it would not be proper to request the Clergy in the neighbouring parishes to preach sermons and make collections in furtherance of the object of the meeting; wben Archdeacon OWEN said,— 44 It is witli great pain I rise to apeak upon this subject. The Clergy in this town and neighbour- hood, I am sure, and it is only justice to them to say it, are as ready and as willing as any other body of men can be to relieve the distresses of tbe poor by all proper modes in their power; they have been fre- quently requested on such general occasions " to do that which Mr. Mayor has proposed ; but if is the opinion of many of my brethren, for whom I have tbe very highest respect and esteem, lhat we are not authorised to do so, unless we have received the sanction nnd directions of the higher authorities. The present is a matter of general import, and there- fore differs from such as the Infirmary, or other Meetings purely of a local nature. If the Clergy were authorised, by those who have the power of enjoining them, to preach on this or other similar occasions, I am sure they would do it with the utmost alacrity and witb all the ability in their power. It is with particular pain and regret I differ The Rev J. LANGLEY said, tbat in some parishes, although there were no sermons preached, paperS had been distributed, saying the parish- ioners would be allowc to contribute at the churches, and that plates for that purpose would be held at the doors. Archdeacon OWEN replied, " I am well aware that some persons have different opinions from others on the subject. I have only delivered the opinions of myself and many of my brethren. Those who think otherwise will, of course, act according to their own ideas of the measure in question." Thanks were then voted to the Chairman; also to the Proposer and Seconder ; after which sub- scriptions were immediately entered into ; a list of the subscribers will be found in another column. FOR THE SALOPIAN JOURNAL. To the Committee for applying the Subscriptions raised in the Town ana Neighbourhood of Shrewsbury for the Relief of the Dis- tressed Districts in Ireland. GENTLEMEN,— It is confidently expected, that in tbe generous struggle which is now maintaining amongst the various county towns of this kingdom for the relief of the afflicted aud starving Irish, the town and neighbourhood of Shrewsbury will bold its due rank, by the collection of an ample addition to the funds already procured in otber parts; and for your generous contribution thereto, as well as for your k indness in undertaking the charge and management thereof, you are justly entitled to the warmest thanks of your countrymen ; but as very much of tbe positive lelief to be afforded depends upon the right application of those funds, I trust that a few hints applying to that particular point, although from an anonymous and unknown individual, will be as candidly received by, as they are respectfully sub mitted to, you. The case of the poor Irish is indeed of tbat urgent nature, as to demand the most prompt and immedi- ate relief; delay here is indeed dangerous ; while we are deliberating, thousands may, and perhaps are, starving ; the seasons are rapidly passing on, and the next harvest may be lost to them, for want of timely attention on our parts; and who can contem- plate coolly tbe evils of such a disaster? Here in- deed the language of Holy Writ may be pertinently quoted : 44 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." 41 That thou doest do quickly." — I would, therefore, most strenuously urge that the task begun may be completed by you, and not dele- gated or consigned to the London Committee ; that you would appoint a Committee of Practical Men, who would purchase potatoes and inferior corn in the market towns of this county, and procure the imme- diate shipment thereof from Liverpool, from whence they might be consigned to accredited agents in Ireland, who may be named by the London Com- mittee, or perhaps by the Irish Secretary of State.— By so doing, not only would food be given to thousands who are 44 ready to perish," but consider- able relief would be afforded to a most meritorious but greatly suffering class of individuals, I mean the Farmers of tbe County. This hint will be clearly understood hy the Landed Proprietors. I am the more solicitous to recommend this mode, rather than that the Salopian aid should merge into the fund of London, because I have heard that it is there intended ( under the specious pretext of purchasing much corn for a little money) to procure the release of Bonded Foreign Corn for the supply of our suf- fering countrymen. By so doing, a greater evil would most probably, and at uo very distant period, result to our own country, by thus discouraging the growth of our own Island, and encouraging the adventurous speculations of importers, to which may be mainly attributed tbe present depressed state of our markets.— While we endeavour to relieve others, the old adage should be borne in mind— 44 Charity begins at Home." I am, Gentlemen, With the greatest possible respect, Your very obedient servant, OSWESTRY THEATRE. fHE AMATEUR PL A YS, which were fixed for Wednesday and Friday Nights, are VNAVOIDABLY POSTPONED to THURSDAY and SATURDAY NIGHTS, the 23d and 25th Instant, in Consequence of having been disappointed in the At- tendance of Actresses on the former Nights. MONDAY, May 20th, 1822. S. RAWLINS, CORSET- MAKER, RETU RNS her most grateful Thanks to the Ladies of SHREWSBURY and its Environs, for their liberal Support, and begs to in- form them she is returned from LONDON, where she has purchased some of the most fashionable Patterns in the Corset Line, with the Am Forms, which effectually prevent Young Ladies from stooping. N. B. A good Assortment of Patent Spring Steels, & c. See. IVyle Cap, Shrewsbury, May 21,1822. WANTED, A SECOND- HAND PA- TENT MANGLE, in good Repair.— Apply to Mr. WEST, Bodfach, Oswestry. To- Morrow will, be published, AN EXPOSURE of Mr. RICE WYNNE'S " Authenticated Statement nf Facts ;" being a SECOND LETTER to the Medical Pro- fession. " True Honour will pay treble Damages, rather than justify ONE Wrong by ANOTHER. In such Con- troversies, it is but too common for some to say, ' Both are to blame-— to excuse tbeir own Uneon- cernednfss, which is a base Neutrality. Oihers will say, ' They are both alike ;'— thereby involving the Injured w ith the Guilty, to mince the Matter for the Faulty, or to cover their own Injustice to tbe wronged Parly." WILLIAM PBNN. BY WM. GRIFFITH, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and of the Medical Society of St. Thomas and Guy's Hospitals; formerly Pupil to Dr. Haighion, Professor of Midwifery, and to Sir Astley P. Cooper, Bart. Shrewsbury : Printed by J. WATTON. ROBERT WILKINSON BEGS to acquaint his Friends and tlie Public, be lias selected in the LONDON Market a general Assortment of Goods for the Spring Trade. R. W. requests the immediate Payment of all Accounts due to tbe late Firm of Palmer and Reade. Shrewsbury, 16M May, 1822. General Woollen Drapery Warehouse, Sfc. OPPOSITE THE TOWN- HALL, HIGH- STREET, SHREWSBURY. J. OWEN, DRAPER and TAILOR, OFFERS his most grateful Acknow- ledgments to the Nobility, Gentry, and bis Customers at large, for tbe very liberal Support he has experienced since his Removal to the above Situation, and respectfully announces that he is now returned from the Metropolis, where he has purchased an extensive and fashionable Assortment of Goods from sonic of the first Houses in London, which he is determined to make up, for those who may favour him wilh their Orders, in the first Style of Elegance, and on the most reasonable Terms.— Likewise, an Assortment of superior ( London) HATS and TRAVEL- LING CAPS. Ladies' Habits and Pelisses embroidered and made up inthe most tasteful and elegant Style. Liveries on the shortest Notice. N. B. A Youth of respectable Connexions wanted as an APPRENTICE ; a Premium required. Like- wise, a few good Hands will meet with constant Employment. T. COL LEY, Draper and Tailor, Castle- Street, SHREWSBURY, IMPRESSED with Gratitude for the many Favours conferred on him by his Friends and the Public, begs respectfully to make known to them that he has formed a regular Correspondence with some of the first Houses iu LONDON ; where be has selected an elegant Assortment of Broad Cloths, Kerseymeres, Fancy Waistcoats, Trowsers, & c. and pledges himself to execute all Orders in the first Style, and on the most equitable Terms. LADIES' HABITS in a superior Style of Elegance.— Every Attention will be paid to Goods brought to be made up. Stretton and Longdeu Roads. "\ TOTICE is hereby given, that a GE- JLK NERAL QUARTERLY MEETING of the Trustees of the Turnpike Roads leading from Cole- bam Bridge, in Shrewsbury, to Church Stretton and fo Condover: also from Coleham Bridge aforesaid to the Turnpike Gate at Castle Pulverbatcb ; will be held at the Guildhall, in Shrewsbury, on MONDAY, tbe third Day of June uext, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon. JOHN JONES, Clerk to the Trustees. Shrewsbury, May 22< f, 1822. IRELAND.— The following picture of the state of society in a large district of Ireland, arising from the vicious disposition and habits of large bodies of persons on the one hand, and the subsequent unparalleled distress of numbers of families on the otber, is from the pen of a gentleman ( the son of a Clergyman resident near Shrewsbury), who has recently visited the scene he describes. In a letter dated the 3d inst. he says—" I remained in Dublin till Thursday night, when I set off in the Mail for Limerick, a distance of 125 miles, and on the following day reached the gentleman's house with whom 1 had to transact business; he resides 10 miles from Limerick. His house Was < juite a melancholy sight from the preparations he had made to defend himself from the rioters: the windows were all built up with brick and mortar on the inside within a foot of the top ; and his front door was made shot- proof with planks, and secured with iron bars— it had not been opened for three months. In the room where I slept, which was over the door, immense stoues were placed on the windows to throw on any one who attempted to break open the door: he keeps 20 muskets and pistols constantly loaded : his is the only house in the neighbourhood which has not been attacked. A Magistrate was shot at within a mile of where I slept the night I was there.— In Limerick and adjoining counties they are in the greatest dis- tress; they are absolutely taking the potatoes which they have planted out of the ground for present sustenance.'; The Right Hon. the Lord Chancellor has pre- sented the Rev. Thomas Dethick, A. M. Perpetual Curate of St. Mary's, Bridgnorth, to the Roctory ofOldbury, iu this county, void^ by the death of the Rev. T. M. Lyster. A Correspondent assures us, " on the most un- questionable authority," that the report of the death of Dr. O'Beime, Bishop of Meath, is unfounded. -— Birmingham Gazette. The Rev. Oswald Leyc ester, Rector of Stoke- upon- Tern, in this county, returned 10 per cent, to his parishioners at his last tithe audit. The Birth- day of Rowland Hill, Esq. M. P. has been again commemorated at Fawl's Green. The May- Pole was beautifully decorated ; a large dinner party met at Mr. Skitt's, and afterwards adjourned to Mr. Hatton's to make room for the female tea- parties. The festivities were kept up till morning. WENLOCK.— The Rules of Quo Warranto, ob- tained last term, calling upon Dr. Forester to shew by what authority he claims to be Bailiff of the Borough of Wenlock, and upon Messrs. Emery, Worrall, and Rose, to shew by what authority they claim to be Burgesses of the same Borough, were argued in the Court of King's Bench, on the 7th instant, and made absolute. His Grace the Duke of Wellington.— It isknown to many ofthe inhabitants of Manchester and Salford, that tiome time ago, an official invitation was given to the Hero of Waierloo to honour these towns with a visit; but that his Grace bad engagements of such a nature ih prospect as precluded liiui from accepting it at that period. We now mention with pride, that the public spirit of our townsmen lias led thein to renew tbe invitation, with a hope that the Duke would, at a time convenient to himself, gratify the public, by attending a Dinner and a Ball here. His Grace has most politely, in a letter dated the 10th instant, expressed bow highly flattered he is by the recollection of the Gentlemen of Manchester of what passed between him and them on this subject on a former occasion, and by their continued desire that fie should pay them a visit, regretting that he could not wait upon them last summer; and regretting still more, tbat bis Grace's time will probably be so much occupied during this summer tbat be shall not have it in his power. 44 But tliey may rely upon it," says the Duke9 44 that if it should be in my power this summer, or that whenever it may hp in my power, 1 will pay my respects to them with great pleasure." — There is every probability, therefore, that the honour will be conferred; and the general satis- faction will be heightened by tlie additional know- ledge, that his Grace tjie Duke of Wellington is likely to be accompanied by two other characters who are their country's pride— we mean I ord Com- bennere and Lord Hill.— Manchester (' hronicle. Mrs. Postlethwaitc, the wife of Mr. Postlethwaite, of the Saddle publie- housf, iu Dewsbury, was killed on the spot, and several other of the outride pas- nffered considerable injury, by the upset- TIIOMAS JERV1S, Saddler and Harness Maker, RETURNS his grateful Thanks to bis Friends and the Public for the Patronage he has - hitherto received; and most respectfully informs them tbat be is REMOVED from Milk- Street to PRIDE- HILL, where he hopes to be favoured Jwith a Continuance of their Support, which it slrall be his Eudeavonr to deserve by strict Attention to, and punctual Execution of, theirOrders. {£ § ? » Trunks and Portmanteaus of every Description. Office of the Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtars, No. 33, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS. PETITIONS of Insolvent Debtors to be heard at the Adjourned General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, to he holden ut the Shirehall, Shrewsbury, ill and for the County of Salop, 011 Thursday, the 13th Day of June next, at the Hour of Twelve al Noon : EDWARD NOEL, formerly of BELL IIAI. L, near Stourbridge, Worcestershire, afterwards of Pantou Square, Coventry Street, LONDON, since of Ihe City ofOxFORP, since of CHELTENHAM, Gloucestershire, since of the City of BATH, afterwardi of ABEIIYST- WITH, Cardiganshire, since of LEAMINGTON PRIORS, Warwickshire, and late of SHREWSBURY, Shropshire, Gentleman : ANN STEELE ( sued as Ann Steele, Widow), late of THE WOODHOCSES, in the Parish of Whitchurch, Salop, Widow ; JOHN HUMPHREYS, late of SHREWSBURY Salop, Tailor: JOHN CRUMP, formerly of FCCLESHALL, Staf- fordshire, Innkeeper, and late of HINSTOCK, Salop, Brickmaker: MARTHA CARESWELL ( sued as Martha Cares- well, Spioster), late of SHREWSBURY, Salop, Spinster: WILLIAM WYCHERLEV, formerly of HINSTOCK, Salop, and late of TRF. RNA. NT, in the Parish of Aiber- bury, Salop. Farmer: JOSEPH RICKARDS ( sued as Joseph Rickards, otherwise Joseph Rickuss, otherwise Joseph liick- elts), formerly of STANTON LACY, and lale of LUD- LOW, both in the County of Salop, Labourer: JOHN GRAHAM, lale of SHREWSBURY, Salop, Victualler and Cattle Dealer. The Petitions and Schedules are filed, and may be inspected at Ihis Office every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, between the Hours of Ten and Four. Two Days' Notice of any Intention to oppose auy Prisoner's Discharge must be given to such Prisoner, lo entitle any Creditor to oppose the same. J. TAYLOR, 6, Clement's Inn, For ASTERLEY, Shrewsbury. sengers sutlereit onsulenilile injury. ting of thp True Briton couch, qp ' I h. nrsd# y se'pnight, from you, Sir, but I feel in uiy present statement 1 t at Hoilinwood.— A lincb- piu came out of oue of the am only doing my duly." fare wheel*, WALES, MARRIED. On the 14th inst. at Westham, by the Rev. Hugh Chambres Jones, Domestic Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of London, Wilson Jones, Esq.. of Gellygynnan, Denbighshire, to Cecilia, third daughter of John Carstairs, Esq. of Stratford Green, in the county of Essex. DIED. Ou the 6th inst. at Castell, near Llandeniolen, Carnarvonshire, aged 70, Edward Lloyd, Esq. brother to the late H. Lloyd, Esq. of Llynon, Anglesea. On the 10th inst. at Welsh Pool, after a long- illness borne with piety and fortitude, Mrs. Howell, wife of Mr. Howell, law- staiioner : she fulfilled every duty of life so as to obtain the affection and respect of all who knew her, and her death will be sincerely lamented. On the 14th inst. at Welshpool, aged 19, Anne, eldest daughter of Mr. Briton, late of Llanidloes. On the 6th inst. in her62d year, Mrs. Williams, of Pen y wrach, near Carnarvon, widow of tbe late Rev. D. Williams. On Monday week two children in the neighbour- hood of Aberayron, Cardiganshire, were struck dead by lightning. A meeting took place with Lord Liverpool, at Fife- House, on Wednesday, the 15th instant, on the subject of the resumption of the high duties on Coal and Culm carried coastwise in Wales, where there was a numerous attendance of the Noblemen and Gentlemen connected with the Prin- cipality.— A Committee out of their number, com- posed of the foi low iug Members, was chosen to watch and manage the progress of this interesting question :— Sir W. W. Wyun, Sir C. Cole, Sir R. Vaughan, Sir John Owen, Col. Wood, and Mr. Alleu. A further meeting with Lord Liverpool is shortly to take place. REFRACTORY TRANSPORTS.— Last week a number of transports, in irons, were brought from Lancaster to Manchester, on their way to Ports- mouth, & c. Several of them had been left for execu- tion by tbe Judge, but their sentences had in mercy been subsequently commuted for transportation. The awful situatiou iu which tbey bad beeu placed, we are sorry to say, had produced no beneficial effect unon them, their behaviour on the road from Lan- caster was very unsober. When they came in sight of the New Bailey, Manchester, where they were placed for tbe night, one of them, a native of that town, shouted in bravado to the assembled crowd, and took oft'his hat, and exultingly waved it in theair. On the arrival of the coach at the Star Inn, it was discovered that a bale of goods on the roof had been cut open, and that about five or six pieces were missing. The dexterity of these villains was so great, that, though heavily ironed, they had not only effected this theft, but had contrived to conceal the pieces, without suspicion, on their journey. The prisoners had been left at the New Bailey, and as soon as thp robbery vyas discovered, constables were sent to search them. Upon four of them part of the property was found concealed under their clothes, and the remainder was found concealed in the privy. In order lo prevent a continuance of such disgraceful conduct during the remainder of their journey, neck- irons were put upon several of them. Even this was not sufficient entirely to prevent it; for one of them, Holland, who lipd been condemned for an audacious burglary, attended witb cruelty, at Mr. Smart's, draper, in Deausgate, Manchester, ns the coach passed bis shop early in the morning, took a bottle from his pocket, and threw it with great force through one of the windows. On Wednesday se'nnigbt, a pauper, named Mary Ockney, died at Barrow, in Lincolnshire. After her decease, there were found concealed in various parts of her habitation, the following arti- cles :— a promissory note on interest for £ 15, six guineas in gold, nearly £ 3 in silver, and £ 10 in copper, one moiety of it in a pillow- case, and the other in old stockings. This parsimonious lady hacj been receiving relief from the parish 1? years, and is supposed to have drawn from that source £ 130. MARKET HERALD. SHREWSBURY. In our Market, on Satin day last, the price of Hide* was 4ii. per lb — Calf Skin. 6d — Tallow 3| d. Wheat ~ ~ Wheat Barley Barley Peas ... Oats (( Oals ( N 3 10 j > ld) 5 o| - < e « ).... 4 o j 42 Ol) so O > s > 00 ' " S5 22 92 si J ' 7 114 8! The Quarter J lofeitht Win. „ 3 cheslei B„ sli- els, or3S() Ut>. CORN- EXCHANGE, MAY 20. Our market beiny thinly supplied with all grain this morning, fine Wheat was taken oft'ralher freely, on as good terms as on last Monday ; but here was scarcely any demand for the inferior qualities. Fine Barley is Is per quarter cheaper, but the ordinary samples met tolerably brisk sale for grinding at from 15s. to 17s. per quarter Oats support last week's prices, but the sales were heavy, and particularly for the inferior descriptions. In Beaus aud Peas there was uo alteration. Current Price of Grain per Quarter, as under: Wheat 30a to tins | White Peas 24> to ii Barley Malt 15s to 18s 33s lo 46s Beans Oals i6 » 24s to 26s 23s to 259 Fine Flour 45s to 5ns per sack ; Seconds 4os to 45s SMITH FIELD, MAY 20. ( To sink the offal— per .' tone of blb. J Poik 2s od to 3s Lamb 3s 4d to 4s Beef ..., 2s od lo 3s Od M lit ton 2s Oil to 2s 2d Veal.... 3* 4d to 4s 4d LIVERPOOL CORN EXCHANGE. Wheat 8 6 lu 9 9 per 7olb Barley 3 0 lo 39 per 60 lbs, Oats 2910 3 2 pei 45 lbs. Mal' 7 0 10 73 per 36 qts. Fine Flour 35 o to 37 O per 240 lbs. BRISTOL CORN EXCHANGE. J. d. 1. d. Spring price of Wheal, per sack of 331 lbs on ForeignWheat, per bush, of 8 gall 3 English Wheat, ditto 3 Mailing Barley, ditio 2 Mall, ditto. 4 Flour, Fine, persai k uf2c. 2q. 5lbs 44 • Seconds ditio 28 O lo 00 6 lu 4 fi to 7 3 lo 3 6 lo 0 0 to 50 0 lo 42 0 to 3 Oats, Old, per 3 gall 2 ASSIZE OF BREAD, Set the lltli day of May, 1832, within the Tow 11 aud Liberties of Shrewsbury, to take place ou Suturday uext. lb. oz. dr, The Penny I. oaf,^ or two halfpenny > Loaves ^ to weigh " Wheaten 7 Household ) While . Jd. ditto Tnopenny loaf 5 u'"' at. en, J 1 ( Household Threepenny Loaf, Sixpenny loaf 7 » 3 S2 5 10 2 13 15 0 11 5 6 8 8 8 $ Wheaten { Household ] SWlieaten 2 13 1 ? Household 3 1 o ( Wheaten 5 10 2 Twelvepenny loaf < Household 6 2 1 All Whealenand Household Biead must be made of Wheat only— Whenten to be marked with a large W — Household wilh a large H. FAIRS TO BE HOLDEN. May 27, Clun, Whitchurch, Minshall, Fazelev, Newcastle, Bromyard, Kington, Evesham— 28, Cleo- bury, Ellesmere,' Hales Owen, Newport, Knutsfurd, Stone, Walsall— 29, Ludlow, Madeley, Llanymynech, Lane Eud- 30, Uptoli- 31, Llanbrynmair, Llangollen. At Ross Fair, onThnrsday last, the cattle exposed for sale ( which were not so numerous as usual at this mart), owing to the number of purchasers w ho attended, went oft' briskly, at advanced prices. Sheep were very dull of sale, and horses much as usual. On Tuesday morning early a most alarming fire broke out 011 the premises occupied as the drug, mills and grindery of Messrs. Mander, Weaver, and Mauder, chemists, in St. John- street, Wolver- hampton. Soon after Ihe alarm was given tbe engines arrived, but the flames raged with such fury that all altempts to save that part of the premises which first took fire, and which imme- diately communicated itself to the engine- house, were fruitless. The damage sustained " by Messis. Mander and Co. is estimated at about £ 1,000, but the premises were insured. ' CAUTION. ffHIS is to give Notice, that SOPHIA, 2 Wife ( if me, JOHN SMITH, of BROMLEY, in the Parish of Worfiehl, in the County of Salop, Farmer, hath lately ELOPED from nie; and there- fore I will not he accountable for any Debt or Debts she may Contract. JOHN SMITH. May 20th, 1822. ' J own of Shrewsbury. AT a MEETING of the Inhabitants of the TOWN and NEIGHBOURHOOD of SHREWSBURY, held at the GUILDHALL, the 20th Day of May, 1822, for opening and promoting a Subscription in the Town and Neighbourhood> for the RELIEF of the DISTRESSED DIS- TRICTS in IRELAND ; The Right Worshipful THE MAYOR in the Chair: Resolved unanimously, On the Motion of the Rev. HUGH OWEN, Archdeacon of Salop, seconded by Major- General LETHBRIIJGE, That a General Subscription be now commenced for the immediate Relief of the extreme temporary Distress of several Districts in Ireland ; and that Books of Subscription be opened at the several Banks. On the Motion of the Rev. Archdeacon BUTLER, D. D. seconded by the Rev. JOHN ROCKE, That the Subscription be open lo the I nhabitants « f the Neighbourhood of Shrewsbury ; and tbat they lie hereby respectfully informed that their Contri- butions w'ill be thankfully received. That tbe Right Worshipful THE MAVOR, Mr. Archdeacon OWES, Mr. Archdeacon BUTLER, Gen. LBTHBRIDOE, EIIWARD BURTON, Esq. the Rev. Joiix HOCKE, CHAHI. rs BAOE and JOHN CRAIC, E » qrs and Ihe PAROCHIAL CLERGY, be a Committee to decide upon the best Mode of applying the Sub- scriptions ; that Ihey have Power lo add to tlieir Number; and that any Five of them be empowered to act. On the Motion of FRANCIS KNYVETT LEIGH- TON, Esq. seconded by Mr. Archdeacon OWES, Resolved, That tbe Thanks of this Meeting he given to Mr. MAVOR, for calling tbe Meeting, and for his very able and appropriate Conduct in the Chair. On the Motion of WILLIAM HARLEY, Esq. seconded by the Rev. JOHN BRICKDALE BLAKE- WAY, That the Thanks of this Meeting be given to Archdeacon OWEU, for the very able Way and Manner in which he explained the Business to tbe Meeting, am) ibe high Sense entertained of liiui by the Towu of Shrewsbury. On Ihe Motion of the Rev. Mr. BLAKF. WAY, seconded by the Rev. Mr. Archdeacon BUTLER, That the Thanks of the Meeting be given to Major- General LETHBRIDGE, for seconding the Resolutions. By Order of The Mayor, LOXDALE, Town Clerk. PRESENT SUBSCRIPTIONS. Samuel Hurley,' Esq. Mayor Rev. Hugh Owen, Archdeacon of Salvp... Sir Andrew Corbel, Bart Mr. Loxdale Corporation of Shrewsbury ..... Officers and Staff of the Shropshire Militia, One Day's I'av F. K Leijrhton, Esq Major- General Lelhhridge Rev, S Buller, D. D. Archdeacon of Derby R. Dnrbv, Esq, ditto William Tothill, Esq. ditto John Craig, Esq Joseph Sutton, Esq Rev. J. B. Blakeway C Mr. IV. Newling Mr. John Butcher Mr. John Watton Messrs Rocke, Eyton, and Co Messrs. Beck, Dodson, and Co Messrs. Burton, Lloyd, and Co 21 Mr. W. Bravne Kev. W. G. Rowland » lr. Wi Eddowes Messrs. Driukwater P. ( Viler, Esq Mr. W. Seoltock Rev. J. Geary Rev. E William. Mr. J. B. Williams Rev. T. Weaver Mr. W. T pkins Rev. J. Watkill* Rev, R Williams Johu Bather, Esq Mr. Thomas Cooke Mr. Robert Morris Edward Humphreys, Esq Sir. T. Sheepshanks Thomas Kynnersley, Esq Edward Cullis, Esq Rev. J Wingfi. ld Hev. E Ward Rev. C. Peters Patrick Byrne, Esq Jonathan Scott, Esq Rev. VV. Hopkins Mrs. K. Hopkins Miss C. Hopkins Rev. J. Richards.. Charles Bage, Esq Mr. Jobson, Talbot Inn William Carliue, Wyle Cop Messrs. Clement and Giiffith . Rev. J. Matthews £. s. 3 3 ft 5 5 0 3 3 21 0 3 3 0 3 3 0 5 5 0 10 10 0 10 10 0 3 3 0 10 10 0 5 5 0 3 3 0 3 3 0 3 3 0 3 3 0 2 2 0 21 0 0 21 0 0 ' Jl 0 0 3 3 0 3 3 0 2 2 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 3 3 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 20 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 ] 0 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 This Day is published, AN E W Edition ( being the 7th) of a COLLECTION of PSALMS and IIYMNS for the Use of ST. CHAD'S CHURCH, Shrewsbury. *#* Shrewsbury : printed and sold by WILLIAM EDDOWES, Corn Market. ^ atejs by auction:. Choice and valuable PICTURES and ENGRAVINGS; rich OLD PORT WINES, CHAMPAGNE, CLARET, East India MADEIRA, Teneriffe and Bronte Ditto. BY MIt " PERRY, In the Great Room, at the Lion Inn, Shrewsbury, on Friday, the 3lst of May, 1822, at Eleven in the Forenoon ( for Twelve punctually), without Reserve; ACOLLECTION of choice Cabinet and other PICTURES and ENGRAVINGS ( the genuine Property of a Gentleman lately de- ceased), among wbich are valuable Specimens from the Pencil of RUBBNS, NEFS, CANALETTI, I. OUTHEB- ISOURG, HOPPNER, VVTLKIE, WEAVER, REINAGLB, MARSHALL, GILPIN, BOYDELL, WOODMAN, DEAN, SCOTT, REYNOLDS, and others. Also ( at Two o'Clock to a Minute), upwards of Eighty Dozen of excellent Old Port, Claret, Cham- pagne, East India Madeira, Bronte and Teneriffe Ditto, and other WINES, of the richest Quality. The Whole described in Catalogues, to be had of Mr. PERRY. This Evenieg, To- Morrow, and Friday. PRIDE- HILI. ROOMS. Valuable LIBRARY of an eminent Minister, Electrical Machine, § c. BY C. I1ULBERT, III the Pride Ilill Rooms, Shrewsbury, on the Even- ings of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 22,23, and 21, 1822, at seven o'Clock ; PT1HE genuine LIBRARY of the late JL Rev. WILLIAM SMITH, of Shrewsbury : com- prising, among other Works of Rarity and Value, Hunt's Examiner, 6 vols.; Monthly Review, 48 vol.; Sir 11. Phillips's Monthly Magazine, 38 vols.; Eclec- tic Review, 10 vols.; Baptist Magazine, 12 vols.; Baptist Missionary Reports and Registers, 9 vols. ; Neivton's Works, 6 vols.; Hervey's Works, 6 vols.; Robinson's Scripture Characters, 4 vols.; Arch- bishop Leighton's Works, 4 vols. ; Doddridge's Family Expositor, fi vols.; Brown's Bible, 4to.; Bishop Andrews's Works; Leigh's Crilicd Sacra; Gibbon's Rome, 8 vols.; Hume and Smollett's Eng- land, 16 vols.; Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson, 5 vols.; Tweddell's Remains, 4to.; Parkhurst's Greek Lexi- con ; Blancardi Lexicon; Walker's Critical Pro- nouncing Dictionary; Williams's Law Dictionary; Goldsmith's Natural History, 4 vols. ; Hybirt's Annals of America; American Oracle; Bakewell's Introduction to Mineralogy; Lyon ou Electricity; Knox's History of Ceylon, 4to.; Celsus de Medi. cilia; Bell's Surgery, fi vols.; Clerk's Hogarth, 2 vols,; & c. & c.; also a fine Set of Bowyer's Plates in Illustration of the History of England ; and an almost matchless ELECTRICAL MACHINE, with Leyden Jars, Phials, & c. of various Sizes, a large additional Conductor, and a curious, valuable, and varied Apparatus for Experiments, & c.& e. Catalogues may be had at the Place of Sale. 1 ' own of Shrewsbury. ABSTRACT of the RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS of the PUBLIC STOCK of Ihe Town and Liberties of SHREWSBURY, for the Year ending Hilary Sessions, 1822. RECEIPTS. £. . t. d. Rates 732 12 9 Balance due lo the Treasurer - 627 9 6 1300 2 3 DISBURSEMENTS. Eligible Premises and Situation for Trade as any in the Town of Shrewsbury. BY C. HULBERT, At the Raven Inn, on Monday, Juue 17th, 1822, at four o'Clock : ALL those valuable and extensive PREMISES, consisting of a capital Shop, wilh handsome modern Front, and Parlour, Kitchen, & c. on the same Floor ; a good Dining Room, 4 excellent Bed Rooms and Attics; a commodious Warehouse, capital Cellaring, good Brewhouse, Yard, & c. The Property is most advantageously situated on Pride Ilill, nearly opposite the Butter Market, SHREWSBURY, and now iu the Occupation of Mr. RICHARD HILDITCH, Grocer, Cheese Factor, & c. To those who desire a Situation commanding a most extensive Ready- money Trade, no Property can be more eligible; or if a delightful rural Pros- pect be an Object, that from the Parlour and one of the Bed Rooms is both extensive and delightful. For Particulars apply to Mr. HUI. HERT, Auctioneer, Commissioner for taking Special Bail, and General Agent, At Waters Upton Rectory House, NEAR WELLINGTON, IN THE COUNTY OF SALOP. Balance due to the Treasurer - - 744 8 9 Rales - 1 11 0 Bridges - - - - 14 15 10 • Gaol - 218 1 8 Prosecutions * - 163 0 10 Vagrants - - - - 104 7 9 Coroners - . 26 G 0 Soldiers - - - - 4 5 0 Treasurer - . 22 9 0 Incidents .... 8 19 0 Lunatics - 2 10 8 Stationary and Books 19 C 5 Weights and Measures - - 10 16 4 Corn Returns, and Assize of Bread - 9 15 0 Special Constables » 3 0 1300 2 3 ANEW REVIEW WIN BE PUNISHED on the 1st of June, Price 2s. Cd. entitled THE MONTHLY CENSOR; or General Review of Do- mestic and Foreign Literature. The Object of the Conductors is to comprehend in their Remarks EVERY W6RK which addresses itself either— to the Improvement of the scientific Student — to the Amusement of . those who cultivate elegant Literature— or to the important Purposes of those whoare principally engaged in promoting and super- intending liberal Education. To every Description of Inquirers they conceive it is an Object of no small Interest to obtain at least a general Character of every Book which appears in that Department to which their Attention is more particularly devoted. First Division.— THEOLOGY. Under this Divi- sion will be comprised Divinity, Metaphysics, and Morals. Second Division.— POLITY. This Division will i nclude Political Economy, Law, History, Biography, and every Work which details Facts relative to the Situation and well being of Nations and Individuals. Third Division.— PHYSICS. This Division will embrace Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Natural History, and Medicine. Fourth Division.— PHILOLOGY. This Division will comprehend the Efforts of the Imagination, as exhibited in Works of Fiction, whether in Poetry or | in Prose; and the Exertions of the Judgment, as ; they are shewn in Criticism, and Grammatical In- j vestigation, with the Aids afforded by Lexicography. As it is a principal Object of this Publication to give the earliest Account of New Works, it is only j necessary to state, that every Book transmitted for ; the Use of it will be scrupulously noticed in the Order in which it is received. Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington, St. Paul's Church- yard, and Waterloo- place, Palf- Mall; aud G. and W. B. Whittaker, Ave- Maria Lane. rijHHE Commissioners in a Commission Ja. of Bankrupt, awarded and issued forth against EDWA RD EDMUNDS, of the Town of OSWESTRY, in the County of Salop, Scrivener, intend to meet on i the 29th of May Instant, at eleven o'Clock in the j Forenoon precisely, at the Cross Keys Inn, in the i said Town of Oswestry, in Order to receive the Proof of Debts under the said Commission; when ! and where tbe Creditors who have not already i proved their Debts, are to come prepared to prove j the same. rpHE Creditors who have proved their: JL Debts under a Commission of Bankrupt, awarded and issued forth against EDWARD ED- j MUNDS, of the Town of OSWESTRY, in the County of Salop, Scrivener, are desired to meet the Assignees ; of the Estate and Effects of the said Bankrupt, on j the 29th Day of May Instant, at eleven o'Clock in j the Fotenoon precisely, at the Cross Keys Inn, in the said Town of Oswestry, to assent to or dissent from the said Assignees defending any Suit or Suits at Law or in Equity already, or which shall hereafter be brought against them as Assignees, by the said Bankrupt, aud to indemnify the said Assignees against the same ; and on other special Affairs. bg Auction. SHROPSHIRE AND MONTGOMERYSHIRE VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES. At the General Quarter Sessions of the Pence and Gaol Delivery, held for the Town and Liberties of Shrewsbury, at the Guildhall, on Friday, the nine- teenth Day of April, 1822 ; ORDERED, That the above Account be inserted in the too Shrewsbury Newspapers. THOMAS LOXDALE, Town- Clerk. TAINS OF REETPORT WINE, Tea, Fruit, Mildew, aud cverv Vegetable Matter, nre entirely removed from TABLE LINEN, Cottons, Muslins, Laces, nud other Articles of Dress, by HUDSON'S CHEMICAL BLEACHING LIQUID: it also removes tbe above Stains from Ladies'BUFF Dresses, without injuring the Buff Colour^ and re- stores oil Kind of discoloured Linen to its original Whiteness, without Injury to the Texture of the Cloth. l'ri pared and Sold hy W. B. HUDSON, CHEMIST, 27, Haymarket, London: Sold also by Njewberys, London; Eddowes, and Watton, Shrewsbury; Ed- wards, Oswestry ; Felton, Ludlow; Burlton, Leomin- ster; Wright," Hereford; and by most Perfumers, Druggists, nnd Medicine Venders, throughout lhe United Kingdom, in Bottles, at 5s. 3s. and 2s. each. N. B. Mr. W. 15. Hudson has no Concern whatever • with lire Articles sold underthe Name of" Hudson's Botanic Tooth Puzcder and Tincture," BY W. CHUSTON, Without Reserve, on Wednesday and Thursday, Ihe 29th and 30th Days of May, 1822 ; THE Pure North Devon and Holderness Dairy COWS and HEIFERS, 3 years old BULL, and YOUNG STOCK, WAGGON HORSES, IMPLEMENTS of Husbandry, HAY, GRAIN, Dairy and Brewino- Vessels, choice HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN, GLASS, upwards of 30 DoZen of fine Port and Madeira WIN ES, and all other Effects, late the Property of the Rev. RICHARD HILL ( deceased); comprising 10 thorough- bred North Devon Dairy Cows and Heifers ( Purl with Calves), 2 HoldemeSs Dairy Cows, Pair of Devon Sturks, 3 Ditto Yearling Calves, valuable Devon Bull, Ihree Years old, fat Heifer, same Breed ; 2 ex- cellent and active Waggon Horses; 6 cross bred Store Pins. Ditto Gilt and 0 Pigs, 1 barren Sow ; 1 Slack of Wheat, Quantity of Ditto aud Muncorn ( in Build- ing), Stack of Bnrley particularly well got; about 12 Tons of Hay, in Lots ; Quantity of Manure, in Ditto; Ditto of Straw ; 2 excellent Ceaving Carts with Gearing, Ditto Land Roller, Cultivator, Wheeled Plough, 2 Pair of Harrows, 4 Sets of Horse Gears, Cranks and Chains, capital Winnowing Machine, Straw Ditlo, 2 Dozen of Sacks, 2 Stone Slack Frames with new Timber, 3 Ladders, 2 Straw Cribs, 6 Dozen of Hurdles, Quantity nf Bricks and Slates, Corn Coffers, Malt Mill, 2 Wheelbarrows, Saddles and Bridles, Horn and Stable Lanthorns, Scale Beam, Bottoms and Weights, with numerous sniall Imple- ments, in Lots, a Quantity of seasoned Cart and Plough Timber, Garden Tool's, Hand Glasses, Hot- bed Frames, Stone Roller, Garden Ditto, Stone Cistern and Pigtroughs, Fence Net, Carpenter's Bench; about Half a Ton of fine Cheese, in Lots, Cheese Tubs, 2Stone Cheese Presses, 14 Cheese Vats, Churn, Salting, Butler, and Kneading Tnrnels, Cheese Screw and Horse, Coolers, Milk Cans and Pails, 7 Brass nnd Tin Milk Pans, Sic Brewing Tubs, numerous small Tubs, Quantity of Ale Barrels, Cheese Colouring aud Bag Skins, with numerous other Dairy and Brewing Vessels. Upwards of 30 Dozen of choice Port and Madeira ( in Lots), at two o'Clock the first Day. THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, PLATE, LINEN, & E. comprise Fourpost Mahogany and other Bedsteads, Moreen Furniture and Window Curtains, 5 Feather Beds, Bolsters, nnd Pillows, Blankets, Quills and Counterpanes, Mattrasses, Bed Carpels, Quantity of Sheets, Pillow Cases, Dining and Breakfast Table Cloths, Napkins, Towels, Doileys, Kitchen Linen, & c. Oak and Painted Chests of Drawers, Mahogany Wash- hand Stands, Bowls, Ewers, & c. Ditto Dressing Tables, Swing Glasses, Painted Chairs, Boot and Shoe Stand, Airing Horse, 6 handsome Mahogany Chairs, 2 Elbow Ditto ( Ilair Seats), valuable Circular solid Mahogany Dining Table ( upun Claws and Castors) and Green Cover, Ditto Dumb Waiter with Leaves upon Castors, Oval Pembroke Table, Ditto Celleret ( Brass Hooped), Moreen Cnrtains, hand- some Kidderminster and Scotch Carpets, Hearth Rugs, Stairs Carpet aud Brass Rods, 6 Cherry- tree Chairs, and 2 Elbow Ditto, Quantity of Plate and Plated Goads ( in Lois), Ditto of Glass and China, Mahogany Dinner Tray, Tea Trays and Waiters and Delf Ware, Set of Castors ( plated Stand), double Set of white Ivory hafted Knives and Forks, Desserts and Carvers to match, Plate Warmer, Eight- day Clock, in handsome Oak Case, Wheel Barometer, Tray Stand, 3 Clothes Maids, with all the Kitchen Furniture, Fenders and Fire Irons, Kitchen and culinary Articles, in Brass, Copper, Muslin, Iron, & c. in Lots. Bacon and Hams, & c. & c ORDER OF SALE, in Lots suitable to Purchasers :— Tbe Forming Slock, Implements nf Husbandry, Wine, and Dairy Vessels, will be sold the First Day ; the Household Furniture, Plate, Linen, & e. on the Second ; each Day at Ten o'clock. BY MR. JAMES JONES, By Order of the Commissioners under a Commission against Mr. EDWARD EDMUNDS, at the Cross Keys Inn, in the Town of Oswestry, in the County of Salop, on the 5th Day of June, 1822, between the Hours of four and seven in the Afternoon, in the following, or such other Lots as shall be determined upon by the Commissioners, and subject to Con- ditions ; The folloioing Freehold Property : LOT I. 4 N excellent and commodious MAN- O. SION, situate in Willow street, in the Town of OSWESTRY, with convenient Coach Houses, Stabling, and Out- Offices, and a valuable. Garden attached thereto, walled and clothed with choice Fruit Trees, now in the Occupation of Mr. Penson and Mr. Hughes. Also a small DYVELLING HOUSE, MALT- KILN, and Premises adjoining thereto, in the Occupation of Mr. Thomas Richards and Mr. Thomas Ellis. LOT II. A newly- built Brick HOUSE, Shop, Warehouse, Yard, and Stables, alsosituate in Willow Street, and now or late in the Occupation of Mr. James Green. LOT III. A verv convenient HOUSE, MALT- HOUSE, Stable, Yard, and Garden, adjoining Lots 1 and 2, in the Occupation of Mr. Richards, and his Undertenant Mr. Hughes, or one of them. LOT IV. A capital FARM and LANDS, called WAEN FEDW, situate in tRe Parishes of Llansaint- ffraid and Llanfechan, in the County of Montgomery, now divided into several Tenures, and now or late in the Occupation of Mr. Ireland and others. LOT V. A MESSUAGE and FARM, called CEFN DERWBN, situate in the Parish of Llanrhaiadr- yn- Mochnant, in the County of Montgomery, now or lutein the Occupation of Widow Vaughan. LOT VI. A small TENEMENT and LANDS, situate in TREFONNEN, in the Parish of Oswestry. For further Particulars apply to Messrs. MAR- RIOTT and BILL, in Oswestry; Mrs. EDWARDS, nt the Lion Inn, Llansaintffraid ; RICHARD GRIFFITHS, Esq. 37, Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane, London J and at the Office of Mr. HICKS, Solicitor, Shrewsbury. Ninety Acres of young Clover, HAY GRASS, WINTER VETCHES, k PASTURE LAND, To be LET hy AUCTION, ( UNTIL THE FIRST OF AUGUST) On the Premises, at CANTLOP, near Berrington, in the County of Salop, BY J. BROOME, On MONDAY, the 27th Day of MAY, 1822, positively at Eleven o'Clock in the Morning: CONSISTING of about Forty- three Acres of Young Clover; Twenty. six Acres of Meadow; Six Acres of Winter Vetches; aud Fifteen Acres of Pasture Land; all well fenced, in Fields of from Four to Thirteen Acres, with Water in most Fields. LIKEWISE, WILL BE SOLD, In such Lots as s- hall be agreed upon at the Time of Sale, About 800 Yards of MUCK. The Whole of the Clover, Hay, Vetches, and Muck, to he taken off the Premises. BY G. HARTSHORNE, On the Premises, at POSNALL, near Broseley, on Monday, the 27th Day of Mav ; ALL the HOUSEHOLD GOODS, Brewing and Dairy Utensils, four new Melch COWS ( good Milkers), oue Barren COW, four Store PIGS, and about two Tons of HAY, the Property of the late Mrs. EVANS.— The Sale to begin at eleven o'Clock. ( f^* All Persons having any Demand on the said Mrs. EVANS, at the Time of her Decease, are de- sired to send their Account to THOMAS RODEN, of Posnall, or Mr. ROE, of Muckley, that the same may be examined and ( if found correct) discharged ; and all Persons standing indebted to the said Estate, are. requested to pay the same immediately to the above named. To the Editor of the Salopian Journal. LONDON, May 16, 1822. SIR, Your Paper of the 24th ult. did not come into my hands till I was on the point of leaving my country residence for this place ; and since I have been here, my time, has been so much engaged in official, and other business, that I have not had leisure, till the present day, to altend to the Letters of your Corres- pondent, the Rev. CHARI. ES PETERS, He seems to think, I observe, that my language, iu speaking of his anonymous letters, is not sufficiently courteous ; which I may possibly admit, when Mr, Peters has proved that he has not been the anonymous author of misrepresentation aud slander; and that the intention of his vague and loose anonymous abuse has not beeu unjustly to point me out to the Public, as a person who wanted to see " great pecuniary advantages" obtained by the Land- owner, at the expense of the Rights of the Church. I have so good reason to think, that such is the general feeling j in the vicinity in which I live, that, I believe, I should still have treated his accusations with silent contempt; hut that I wished to point out the cir- cumstances under which my Answers to Questions from the Board of Agriculture came before the Public; and to shew, particularly to your Clerical Readers, that my statements are perfectly accurate. Those Answers consisted of mere marginal Notes upon a printed paper, which I returned, without entertaining the slightest notion that such Notes Would be printed ; or they would certainly have been accompanied with explanatory statements, if sent at all. I asserted that no Tithed Estate, even where the Tithe Laws were not vexatiously enforced, could be properly cultivated ; and the following calculations more than prove my assertion to he simply well- founded. No Estate can ever be pro- perly cultivated, upon which as large an annually circulating capital is not employed, as can he made to pay the Farmer the ordinary profits of Trade, or fen per cent. Let the Farmer thus employ a hundred pounds, and obtain a return of a hundred and ten pounds: eleven pounds of this belongs to the Tithe- owner; an< i there consequently remains to the Farmer only ninety- nine pounds. He, of course, must lose the whole interest of his capital, and one per cent, of the capital itself. Should the Tithe- owner most liberally consent to resign a third of the property, to which he is entitled, two per cent, interest only remains to repay the Fanner for his trouble and the interest, of his capital. Supposing the Farmer to obtain even the very high profit of fifteen per cent, upon his annually circulating capital,— out of this, eleven and a half per cent, belongs to the Tithe- owner. If a Landlord, instead of pulling'down his Farm Houses, and letting many small Farms to a single Tenant, repair his Farm Houses, or erect new ; or even if he simply erect such Buildings as are requisite to an advantageous culture of the soil, every such Landlord ( as I can demonstrate) subjects himself, under the modern decisions of our Judges, to the forfeiture of more than three- tenths of all the capital, principal and interest, so expended. No Tithed Estate can there- fore be properly cultivated : hut lam not so ignorant as to suppose, nor so dishonest as to argue, that this loss, or any portion of it, fulls upon the Farmer, as the pious Mr. Charles Peters, by taking such de- tached parts of my Notes as suited his purpose, and applying that to the pecuniary interest of the Farmer, which I apply to the distresses and demoralization of the Peasantry, has misrepresented me to have done. It is upon the Consumer, and chief] v upon the Labouring Classes, that the weight of the Tithes, as a Tax, presses ; and I confidently believe that in the loss of wages and price of provisions, those classes of society which live by their personal labours have alone paid, within the last twenty- five years, little, if any, less than the sum of fifty millions sterling above that which they would have paid if there had been no Tithe Laws existing. I now proceed to defend my statement respecting the manner in which Tithes are usually valued, wherever contrary instructions are not given to the valuer. When a Land- Surveyor is employed to value the Tithes of a Farm, or Parish, is it not his- duty, and is he not expected to say, what sum a responsible tenant can be found to give for the. pro- perty he values ? It is worth that for w hich it will let ; and he has no right whatever to give away the property of his employer. What, then, I ask, is valued, but the power which the Lessee acquires to compel the Farmer either to set out every trifling article of Tithe, or to pay such sum as the Lessee chooses to demand, as the price of the Farmer's exemptions for the heavy loss and inconvenience, which he may be made to sustain ? I am myself u considerable Tithe- owner, relatively to the extent of my freehold property; and I have had, iu more than one instance, to exchange with the Church, by giving Land for Tithes. I have also negotiated, in more than one instance, to preserve peace between the Clergy and Farmer, on account of the mischievous consequence of quarrels between them. I had also occasion, in one instance, to act as an Arbitrator, at the request of two of my friends, in a case where the Surveyors appointed to decide had differed very widely in their Valuation of Tithes, and where the property valued was worth nearly twelve thousand pounds. I have consequently had very many occa- sions to call upon Land Surveyors for explanations ; and in all the cases which have come within my observation, the smallest sum, which the Farmer was awarded to pay, above that which the Tithe- owner could have realized by collecting his Tithes in kind, under such a system of culture as the Farmer would and must have adopted, if his Tithes bad been collected in kind, was equivalent to one- sixth part of the whole sum awarded. This was done by a Surveyor of as deservedly high character for abilities and integrity, as any living; and who ( though this circumstance did not, I believe, influence his deci- sion) was acting as an unsuccessful Arbitrator on the part of Farmers. I do not, nor ever did, assert that this mode of valuing is dishonest; though as a Tithe- owner myself I demand no more than I could realize by taking my Tithes in kind. But I have asserted, aud I aoaiu assert, that the Farmers in a body think it unfair and dishonest; and that they are consequently in the habit of venting the most virulent invectives against the integrity of the Clergy, to the destruction of the religious feelings and moral habits of our Peasantry. I have, however, never accused the Clergy of intentional injustice, or op- pression : but, on the contrary, I have always. strongly defended a very large majority of them, in their conduct as Tithe- owners. It therefore remains for Mr. Peters fo support the veracity of his accusation, that 1 have passed 44 un- qualified condemnation" upon all the Clergy ; and to shew when and where I have accused any Clergy- man of " prescribing to the Valuer of his Tithes a dishonest mode of valuation." Possibly the pious and conscientious Mr. Charles Peters mav assume that the sanctity of his character affords sufficient evidence of the rectitude and piety of his intentions, though he may have published some anonymous calumnies : but I would recommend him not to tr. pst to this mode of defence. The world are generally, perhaps, having been often deceived, illiberally suspicions of every appearance and claim of superior sanctity ; and when the saint fails to act with strict honour and propriety, are very apt to consider Religion the cloak, tinder which he is labouring to enjoy, like the pious old matron de- scribed hy Le Sage, he advantages of virtue with the convenience of sin." I remain, Sir, Your obedient servant, THOMAS ANDREW KNIGHT. BY MR. LARGE, At the Red Lion, in Malpas, on Wednesday, the 5th Day of June next, 1822, between the Hours of four and five o'Clock in the Afternoon, subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall he then produced : r| MlAT very eligible TENEMENT . ML and FARM, called BRKADI. EY ; consisting of a Farni- House with suitable Outbuildings, a. nd fifty- four Acres, three Roods, and thirty- one Perches of good Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, situate in the Township of Breadley, in the Parish of Malpas, in the County of Chester, and now in the holding of Mr. George Lloyd, as Tenant from Year to Year. N. B. The above Farm lies in a Ring Fence, within the distance of two Miles frotn Malpas, and three Miles from Whitchurch ( two good Market Towns), and near the Mail and Coach Road be- tween Chester and Shrewsbury. Two of the Fields stand on an Eminence, com- manding a picturesque View of the surrounding Neighbourhood, the Welsh Hills, Ilawkestone, and other distant Objects. The Tenant will shew the Premises ; and for further Information apply to Mr. FOCLKES, Solicitor, Wrexham, at whose Office a Map is left for In- spection, secure ati abundance of the necessaries of life, with- out being obliged to seek them from Foreigners. Every foot of land was rapidly coming into profitable cultivation, ensuring full employment at. home, without having recourse to emigration, and a supply of provisions to keep pace with ouf rapidly increas- ing population. We had not heard then of the unscnptural doctrine of the multiplication o. f onr people being a national evil, to be checked by discouragements thrown in the way of lawful wedlock. More hands were then wanted for every purpose in the kingdom than could be furnished. From £ 40 to £ 60, and even £ 70, were asked for substitutes for the Militia. Gentlemen of fortune apprehended they must, have served in person, from the difficulty of obtaining them. Our Commerce then needed not to be hawked about the world at a price less than they cost the manufacturer, which the President of the American. States complained of as producing much mischief to America. We bad then Fleets and Armies, which made us formidable and respected abroad, and commanded peace with the whole world. A far better security this than any assurances that neighbouring nations do not intend to assault us. Here was such a sort and degree of prosperity as the whole world envied. But, say some ( and how many are ready to join in the senseless outcry), all this was fictitious prosper- ity ! It all rested upon what is degradihgly called PAPER CREDIT!!! I would beg to ask what vvas Public Credit, or what can it possibly consist in but in Promises to pay in future for value received at present ? These promises may be either verbal with or without witnesses, or they may be reduced to writing. AH people would prefer written to verbal promises. The value put upon these loritten pro- mises, alias Paper Credit, depends upon the opinion entertained of the ability and willingness of the parties by the persons who accept their promises. When there is much confidence among men, there is PUBLIC CREDIT. Until the systematic attack made upon it of late years after the victory of Waterloo, Public Credit was said to be unbounded. Gold had been most impoliticly drawn out of circulation. The Bank Directors were prohibited from issuing what was then in the Bank, and obtained sole power of monopolizing all that remained in circulation out of it, of which they failed not to avail themselves. The clause in leases for tenants to pay in good and lawful money was set aside by Act of Parliament; and landlords were obliged to take the Company's notes when they were worth only two- thirds of the current gold coin of the realm instead of the full amount in gold. The effect of our unbounded confidence in one another's integrity was the source of such a tide of prosperity as the world never witnessed in modern times. To uphold this mutual confidence has been till of late the grand object of all true lovers of their country. But behold the Delusion— This is uow depreciated under the senseless name of PAPER CREDIT. This Public Credit did not diminish or degenerate without a direct and flagrant attack upon it. First of all it vvas run down in the newspapers and other publications, and sterling gold cried up to depreciate it— but this stratagem was never intended to hasten the return of this precious metal into circu- lation. How many contrivances were invented to put off Cash Payments at the Bank. I will now venture to predict, notwithstanding the dazzling offers of Sovereigns sent toany great towns, free of ex- pense, they never will he sent forth in such quantities as to take up Bank of England Notes ( the only ones which a true lover of justice and of his country would wish to see withdrawn), unless the gold pours in from South America. Another attack, and a direct one it was upon Public Credit, was the Bank contracting its Discounts. What else could be the tendency of this measure? Under pretence of returning to Cash Payments, the design was flitnsily concealed, and the Public, w ith a carelessness inexcusable, accepted thp apology. But what hindrance would this have been to Cash Payments? Were the Bank required to discount in Gold? Were they conscious that from the quantity of Gold sent to supply foreigners, their Notes were assembled competent in number, ns well as anxiotisff inclined to discharge their duty ill the impartial distribution of justice to all alike; but the law a, w hich are equally for the protection of all, are above all, and must be respected, whether to protector to punish. To these meetings of the magistracy of the county, this subject might therefore be very well aud ought aud must be referred. Mr. M. then pro- ceeded, at very Considerable length, to take a view of the situation of the agricultural part of the cmiu munity, detailing some very interesting facts expla- natory of the extreme embarrassment in which the owners and occupiers of land are at present involved, t^ ho most important of which was that the prices of farm- produce had gone back below what thev were, in the year 1792, whilst iu the mean time taxation had increased foiir- fohf. He then shewed that the existence of considerable distress had been of more than seven years'duration, the notorious Corn Bill being dated the 26fb of July, 1H14. Previous to that had the distress pf the agriculturist - been forced on the consideration of Ministers ; hut neither theu nor since, nor even now, are Ministers disposed to adopt thriftily measure of efficient relief of which the case is susceptible— 4 reduction of taxation pro- portioned to the . redaction in the sale price nfp, oduce% and in the value of rents arid other real property,' Mr. Moggridg'e Ijere argued upon the necessity of reducing the enormous weight of taxation,- enlarging, upon most of those. topics which have of late almost exclusively occupied the public attcrifiou, aud as., setting his confidence, that if the public opinion in favour of retrenclimenfj reform, and a consequent alleviation of the public burthen*, was generally,? firmly, and legally expressed at such meetings as. the present, taxation must be reduced so as to afford the most substantial, relief, fllr. Moggri<| ge con- cluded by reading nud moving the following Resolu- tions : — 44 RESOLVED— THAT the situation, of the Occupiers of Land, so long, so generally, and so ineffectually complained of, js becoming daily more and more des- perate, the prices of Farm- produce being now re- duced below the level of those of the year 1792— though the public Taxes ( the gross amount of which is now greater than the income of all the Landed Estates in the Kingdom), have sincethat time en- creased four- fold ; and iu consequence of the change in the currency, now require inure than double the amount of Farm- produce to discharge them, that they did when they were first imposed. " THAT in consequence thereof, multitudes of re- spectable Farmers have been ruined, and without a speedy and effectual remedy, all must encounter the same fate. Already no rents are paid but out of capital, and the capitals of all are nearly exhausted so that nothing short of absolute ruin stares the Farmer iu the face, and a consequent total inability of paying either rent, taxes, or poor- rates, or of em- ploying and paying labourers. < K THAT the destructive practice of deserting Farms by the Tenants ( which has always been considered as a proof of the greatest misery), has begun in this County : That more than two thirds of the Occupiers of Land in one Parish, have been summoned by the Magistrates, for the non- payment of Poor Rates • and there is but too much reason to conclude, that the consequences to the Landlord, cannot, ere lon< « -, be less frightful here, than those which, it appearsVroni Parliamentary information, have already taken place in some of the finest counties in England. ' 11 THAT it appears to this Meeting, that all reme- dies short of that which will enable the Farmer to raise his corn, and rear ami feed his cattle, and other live stock, at an expense less than the market price he is able to obtain for the satire, are downright quackery and mere deception. That the lahourmu- classes in this country, and society at large, are en- titled to receive the necessaries of life, on as reason- able terms as the people of other countries ; that this is required by the principles ( if justice, & sanctioned hy those of national policy; and that therefore any artifical attempt to raise the price of Bread, would be alike unjust and unwise. " THAT if appears to this Meeting, that the only practicable and equitable mode of relief, consists in such reduction of Taxes, Rents, Tithes, and the con- sequent diminution of Poor Rates, as will enable the fictitious security ! What did all their issues of j Farmer to produce corn and live stock, with profit notes consist in then but fictitious representations of j at the current sale prices; and that to effect this all wealth? That the Contracting of Bank Discounts these charges must, like the prices he obtains for his was a direct attack upon what is properly understood ' ' ' ' by Public Credit is confessed, bv their own proposal to discount Merchants' bills ( Paper Credit) payable instead of at two months at three months after date, to assist it. That Public Credit exists no longer in the Agricultural and Landed Interests is also proved bv the reply of the Monied Men to Lord Liverpool at Fife House, when he consulted them whether, a Loan of Five Millions of Exchequer Bills might not alle- viate their distress. The reply was — They have no Security to give. Security and Credit are things perfectly distinct. Credit no longer exists where any olher Security than that which is personal is j out, exception, such a total abolition of all Sinecures required. Their prospect of success in their farms and unmerited Pensions, and such reduction in the his produce, be brought down to the same standard. TK THAT therefore Petitions be presented to both Houses of Parliament, praying forthe instant adop- tion of such measures, as will reduce Taxation in fair proportion to the reduction which" has already taken place in the prices of Farm- produce, and give efficient relief to British Agriculture, so as to enable us t< j compete w ith Foreign nations, not burtoened as vve are by Tithes, T axes, and extraordinary expenses of cultivation in the growth of Corn ; and that towards effectuating this great and necessary object, such a re- trenchment in the Salaries of all public Officers, wjth. required. Their prospect gained them sufficient Credit. Their farming stock sufficed to make the probability of repayment a moral certainty. Openly to run down Public Credit would have been to unmask this part of the Delusion, which was playing off with such effect upon the Public of all ranks and professions. It was, therefore, contrived to keep the name, so justly dear to Britons, while the reality, the thing called by it, ceased to exist, and to denominate something else totally distinct from it by the name of Public Credit. The thing substituted for aud called by the honourable title formerly applied to general mutual confidence, pro- different departments of Governmental expenditur may in the first place, and speedily, take place, as will be proportioned also to the same standard' of reduction. 44 THAT it appears to this Meeting, that the abolition of the Sinking Fund, will, without invading the pro- perty of any man, afford the most immediate means; of relief to the Country, by enabling Ministers at once to take off the whole Duties upon Salt, Leather Candles, Soap, and Windows," To part of the fourth resolution, Sir H. Prothero moved an amendment, the purport of which vvas, to - • , , • n tr ^ !• « . . I - i Petit'on » , so additional corn laws or OrotectinV perly understood by Public Credit, was- the price I duties, whereby a tax might be imiwsed on com of the Public Funds.— Public confidence of men in ; jmporicd, equal to the difference in taxes and tithes business one with another may be at the highest I which the. British farmer groaned under wl erf cour- pitch when danger from invasion or other causes 1 pared vvit!) t}, e foreign farmer, upou which a verv may depress the price of stocks very low, or the animated debate took place reverse of this may take place, as at this very time Mr. Thomas, of St. Alban's, and Mr Lewis of St The high price of Stocks is an effect of the want of Pit, rre, spoke in favour of the amendment • and the Public Credit. If this were high, and men had the Vicar of Ahergaveuny and Mr. Lewis, of Lh. iifillio as confidence in each other which they had before the strono| y advocated the original resolution, whicl/ on late, attacks which have overwhelmed Public Credit, i a division was carried by a majority of four to one men would not prefer making 3 or 4 per cent, of r\ „ , ,. , . • • . i1 cu i * r i 1 tbe beirio- seoar their money in the Stocks to 5 on personal security. , . . p. » , . aeV', r riM o r4i r> . . i I . u 1 icad, an rrotliero c m The Security of the Country was thought to be ' 1 • . .. ^ . . increased by Martello Towers placed on the several parts of the Coast most liable to Invasion. Our Fleets were then superior to those of the whole world. Can there he a good reason assigned for removing these Martello Towers, which cost £ 10,000 each, at this crisis, for the paltry consideration of £ 200? Are we to take French assurances that they will never again threaten us with invasion ? BRITO. Monmouthshire County Meeting. On the succeeding resolution being separately id, Sir H. Prothero suggested whether a claim to protection to the farmer against the untithed and un- taxed corn of the foreigner could not be inserted, which Mr. Moggridge assented to, and it accordiuu- ly stands part of the sixth resolution. The Vicar of Abergavenny then rose, and in a most animated speech characterized the Sinking Fund as Statesmen call it, as a measure of mockery, delusion and oppression. Iu a tone of impassioned eloquence* the Reverend Speaker called upon the landlords the clergy, the yeomanry, and the tenantry of' the country, to come forth and vindicate Their own cause and fhe cause of the country, and to save themselves if possible, from impending ruin. His resolution was To the Editor of the Salopian Journal. MR. EDITOR, MAY 18,1822. There is so much misapprehension, if not also criminal misre, presentation, respecting the causes of our present distresses, that a greater boon can hardly lie given fo every class of society than to point these out, since the knowledge of the disease is allowed to be one- half of the cure. These causes are studiously kept out of sight by parties interested in their con- cealment; by the most absurd and inadequate ones being insisted upon with a confidence which imposes not only upon others who ns yet feel not, hut upon even those who are already smarting under, the effects of that, GREAT DELUSION, whose existence was asserted, and its recovery so justly lamented by Mr. Spooner in liis address to the people of Birmingham. To develope this mysterious Delusion, we need only to look back to the time when we were in what is now called circumstances of fictitious Prosperity. We had, just before the battle of Waterloo, a greater portion of taxes, by an Income Tax collected with more than rigid justice. We had uo Ports iu Europe open to our Commerce. We had no Gold. We had no gambling in the Stock Exchange, nor undue influence to raise them above par, by that heretofore unknown monster— a Money Market. But what had we? We had employment for all hands in every branchof Manufacture and Commerce. Shops increasing in number and respectability. Agriculture flourishing-, aad every effort made to Notwithstanding the unfavourable state of the j greeted with the loudest cheers, and seconded bv Mr. weather, which prevented numbers from attending Moggridge, who expressed his heartfelt concurrence the Meeting at Usk of the Owners and Occupiers of vvhat , laH bee » soabfy and effectually advanced hy Land in the county of Monmouth, on Friday, the 10th h, s excellent friend. The resolution passed unaui- inst. it proved one oflhc most numerous and respect- j mously, as did the remaining ones, after which the able ever known in Monmouthshire. The Sessions meeting- broke up. Hall was crowded to excess. Amongst the gentlemen _ .. 7 TI 7~ ~ present were Sir Thomas Salnsbnry, Sir Henry I 1 he following Members voted in the Minority Prothero, Mr. Lewis, of Lantillio, Mr. Lexns, of St. j on Mr. Leonard's Motion for a Committee to in- Pierre, Mr. Jones, jun. of L'anarth, Mr. Jones, of quire into the Expenditure of the Third Class of The following Members voted in the Minority on Mr. Warre's motion for reducing tbe expense of the Mission to the Swiss Cantons, on Thursday night:— Sir J. F. Boughey, B, Benyon, Viscouut Barnard, Hon. H. G. Bennet, Viscount Belgrave Hon. R. D. Grosvenor, Gen. Grosvenor, J VV. Griffith, W. L. Hughes, SirT. Lethbridge, Sir E. Lloyd, Sir T. Mostyn, Pryse Pryse, and VV. Wolrychc Whitmore. The Bill brought into the House of Commons for altering the system of Licensing Public houses, by the Hon. Henry Grey Bennet, will be printed, and such alterations will no doubt be made in the Committee as will be considered the best calculated to effect its- objects. At a Court held at Liverpool, on the 14th iust. for the relief of Insolvent Debtors, several of the petitioners met with the merited punishment of the law, in being remanded, some for one and others for three years. But opposing creditors are per- haps not aware, that unless they lodge a detainer against such prisoners, after sentence of the Court, such sentence will be rendered nugatory, as the arresting creditor can instantly liberate them. VACCINATION.— Ten mousand vaccinated in- dividuals were living at Norwich in the midst of the contaminated atmosphere, while 530 deaths the same purposes, and he hoped periodically, so I occurred in the course of twelve months am ni^ st that all complainants might know where and when | little ntore than 3000 persons, who had neglcctcd to apply, with a certainty of finding Magistrates 1 the beucficent provision— the Vaccine. the most respectable yeomen of the countv. Precisely at 12 o'clock the High Sheriff rose, and read the Requisition, after which he declared the meeting opened, and recommended strict adherence to the terms of the Requisition, and, in case of diversity of sentiment, that every person should have a fair hearing. Af'er a short pause, Mr. Moggridge rose and said, from the requisition which had been just read, ii would appear that the objects of it were two- fold. That which came last in order, the allusion to the present disturbed state of the county, lie should speak of first, and dismiss in a very few words, as he knew it was the universal opinion, which exactly agreed with his own, that a meeting, such as the present, a meeting of the owners and occupiers of land of the whole countv, intended originally and exclusively for the consideration of the present deplorable state of the landed and agricultural inte- rests, was neither the most proper, nor the most advantageous for the discussion of outrages which had disgraced the workmen in the iron- Works and collieries, whatever just cause of complaint they might otherwise have had against any part of the treatment to which they had been heretofore sub- ject d. To hear and to redress any real grievances to the utmost extent of their power, and with ihe utmost rigour of the law, the magistracy of the county had been and still were most anxious. There had been meetings of the Lie- titcnancy and Magistracy of the County expressly for that purpose, as well as for the purpose of preserving the peace of the county, aud enforcing the observance of tbe laws in all other respects; other meetings would he held for STANZAS, Written in the Prospect of Death, by Burvis. WHY am 1 loth to leave this earthly scene ? Have I so found it full of pleasing- charms ? Some drops of joy with draughts of ill between ; Some gleams of sunshine'mid renewing storms: Is it departing pangs nty soul alarms ? Or death's unloriely, dreary, dark abode?— For guilt, for guilt, my terrors are in arms ; I tremble to approach an angry God, And justly smart beneath his sin- avenging rod. Fain would ? say, " Forgive my foul offence !" Fain promise never more to disobey ; But should my Author health again dispense, Again I might desert fair virtue's way: Again in folly's path might go astray ; Again exalt the brute and sink the man : Then how shall I for Heavenly mercy pray, Who act so counter Heavenly mercy's plan ? Who siu so oft have mouru'd, yet to temptation ran : O Thou,. great Governor of all below ! If I may dare a lifted eye to Thee, Thy nod crtn make the tempest cease to blow, Or still the.' tumult of the raging sea : With that controlling power assist ev'n me, Those headstrong furious passions to confine; For all unfit I feel my powers to be, To rule the torrent in the allowed line : 0 aid me with thy help, Omnipotence divine! CAUTION TO INSOLVENTS.— At the Adjourned Quarter Sessions of the Peace of the County of Salop, held at the Town Hall, Shrewsbury, on the « jth inst. William Thomas, of Clun, was brought up for his discharge under thc Insolvent Act ; but being opposed by oue of his creditors, and it clearly appearing to the Court that he had fraudulently omitted to account for property to the amount of £ 500, he was remanded to prison for six months, and ordered to amend his schedule by inserting therein the property so omitted. Job Guest and John Brittle, who it will be re- collected were pronounced guilty at Worcester late Assizes, of a burglary at Beoley, committed under atrocious circumstances, and left for execution, were on Friday week released from their fetters and liberated from prison, it having been deemed by the higher powers lhat their guilt was not so conclusively manifest as to warrant the carrying the sentence into execution. COUNTY OF NORFOLK MEETING.— In con sequence of a requisition, signed by the Duke of Norfolk, the Earl of Albemarle, Lord Suffield, Viscount Bury, Lord C. Townshcnd, Sir T. B. Lennard, Bart. Sir W. Folkes, Bart. Sir J. E. Smith, Knt. the Hon. H. Fitzroy, T. W. Coke, Esq. M. P. Archdeacon Bathurst, and a great number of most respectable freeholders and inha bitants, having been presented to the High Sheriff of Norfolk, Sir Richard P. Jodrell, Bart, calling on him to convene a meeting for the purpose of " taking into consideration the propriety of pre- senting a petition to Parliament for a reform in the representation of the people," the High Sheriff appointed Saturday last for the meeting, which look place in the Shirehall, Norwich. The in- tended meeting excited a great degree of interest, and those who are opposed to reform in Norwich were extremely busy in disseminating songs and placards reflecting on the Reforming party, and ascribing to them selfish and interested motives. One of the placards run thus:— 44 Large Loaf Proclamation. Norfolk Meeting of Reform, May 11, 1822. What is the purpose of the meeting? To keep up high rents, and raise the price of bread. What is the greatest benefit to the people of England? What the poor now enjoy, a large loaf, which needs no reform. God save the King 1" At 10 minutes after 12, the High Sheriff entered the Hall. Soon after, the doors leading to the Castle- hill were thrown open, and a furious rush took place. Every part of the Hall, which is very spacious, was- immediately occupied; and as a vast number of persons who were excluded endeavoured to force their way into the Hall, a loud cry of il Adjourn to the Castle- hill" was raised. At this moment, E. Wode& ouse, Esq. one of thc County Members, made his appearance. He was received with strong expressions of disapprobation, mingled with the applauses of his friends, who were princi- pally situated in ihe gallery. After the people liad expressed their feelings towards Mr. Wode- house, the cry of " Adjourn," accompanied by every species of discordant noise, was renewed.— The High Sheriff, having procured silence, said, it seemed to be the wish ofthe individuals present to adjourn to Ihe Castle- hill. As far as regarded himself, he had only one course to pinkie, which was to obey the wishes of Ihe meeting, consistently with his own duty.— The cries of 41 Adjourn" were now reiterated with four- fold violence. After some time, the assembly adjourned to the Castle- hill, and, tvo waggons having been procured for the convenience of Ihe orators, the business com- menced at half- past one o'clock.— Thc High Sheriff stated the object of the Meeting.— Sir T. Beevor then came forward, and moved Resolutions, calling for Reform and Reduction of Taxation; which were seconded by Sir T. Southwell.— The Resolu- tions were then put, seriatim, and carried nemine contradicente.— After some speeches in the usual strain, the Meeting adjourned. REFORM.—[ From the New Times."]— On the great question of Parliamentary Reform, tbe mind of every thinking man in the nation is made up. Every man sees that it is unnecessary ; and every man sees that it is dangerous. The natural progress of civilization and science is to render Governments more popular, aud it is therefore unnecessary to attempt to do that by force and a violent convulsion which time brings about gradually, aud with case. Nothing could he more clear than the facts that the interference, the controul, the absolute and irresist- ible dictation, which filled the whole House of Commons iw former times, were such as would in the present day excite a general and irresistable burst of indignation throughout the country. So much for the mode of constituting the House ; but the question, how the House is brought together is of very secondary importance indeed compared with the other question, how it exercises its functions; and again, that question is not to be answered by pointing • out some trifling instances of individual misconduct, such as must always be found in an assembly of human beings; but if we are asked whether the House of Commons of England has done its duty, we have the proud answer of the Architect— Circumspice ! Look around on the millions that have been added to our population ; on the envied wealth and prosperity which we have attained ; on the spread of our dominion and our language to the uttermost ends of the earth; ask for the seas that are unknown to our flag, or the fields which have not re- echoed with the glory of our arms ; remember the tremendous shak- ing of the nations in which England alone stood immoveable, the darkness that spread over all lands while in our dwellings alone there was light. Think of these things, and then say where in the pages of history is to be found the account of any Senate whose conduct can be placed in parallel with that of the British Senate. No such example is ever appealed to. No Reformer, however visionary and absurd, has ever dreamt of putting the British Par- liament to the blush by comparing with its measures those of the mightiest Empires or the proudest Republics. But we are told that if we will but destroy the noble edifice of the Constitution, we ghall certainly bring together a House of Commons all purity and virtue, who will govern without taxes, nnd conquer without armies or wars: " there shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves for a penny, the three hoop'd pot shall have ten hoops; and it shall be made felony to drink small beer." If we ask how these miracles are to be brought about, the answer is very short. Choose Me, says the modest Cobbett, and Me, says the virtuous Hunt. I am already chosen, says Joseph Hume, and you see in me the blessed effects of Reform. Such as 1 am will the whole House be when the present corrupt system is swept awav. To the blind admirers of Cobbett, and Hume, and Hunt, this argument may perhaps be cogent; but it can hardly he expected that any body else should be willing to encounter the certain horrors of a He volution, for the chance of obtaining Representatives of such a stamp us the gentry we biive mentioned. WELSH JUDICATURE. The following objections to and remarks on the present system are extracted from a recent corres- pondence with Sir Christopher Cole, M. P. for Glamorganshire, and were made at the request of the High Sheriff and Grand Jury of that County, who bad transmitted a petition on the subject to their Representative, to be by him laid before the House of Commons:— Objections to, and Remarks upon, the present System of Welsh Judicature. 1st. That tlie Judges of the Court are practising Barristers, whose opinions upon any subject intended to he judicially brought before them can, by the parties interested, be previously obtained for fee and reward ; and that opinions so given have been known afterwards to influence their conduct when sitting on the Bench. 2d. That, however erroneous or contrary to lavr the opinion or ruling of the Judge may be, and how- ever important its effect on the property or rights of the subject, there are no means of calling it in question, or of setting it aside ( except indeed by writ of error, seldom or never resorted to, or by the appalling one of an appeal to the House of Lords), but by appeal to the same Judge, and that within a few hours after such opinion has been pronounced, and before the warmth of feeling under which it may have been given has had opportunity to subside, 3d. That hence it results, that a trial on a Welsh and on an English Circuit assume a different cha- racter. On the latter, the Judge, conscious that every word he may utter, and every opinion be may give, is, at a future period, open to the most public investigation in the Courts of Westminster, and that for such investigation the most eminent Lawyers of the day, his contemporaries and rivals for distinction, may be retained, is found to conduct himself with a temper and discretion which have made the adminis- tration of the laws of England the admiration of surrounding nations ; while on the former, or on the Welsh Circuit, the opinion of tbe Judge, however hastily given, being absolute, and cognizance of the proceedings of the Court being confined to himself in tho Court over which he presides, and of which he has possession for life, the temper and discretion so proudly characteristic in the one case, has some- times been sought for in vain in the other;— and Ihe Welsh Circuits being generally attended only by junior Counsel, the subject in his appeal against the opinion of the Judge, or against the verdict of a Jury, can only avail himself, under the heated feel- ings of the moment, of the professional assistance then present ;— tbat, therefore, instead of his rights and property being secured to him bv the laws of the land, pronounced through their learned and vener- able interpreters, the Twelve Judges, in the presence and subject to the scrutiny of the English Bar, he, the subject in Wales, is bound down by the opinion of two practising Barristers, sitting, for the moment only, as Judges, and controlled and sanctioned only by that portion of the Bar attendant on a Welsh Assize; and from hence it results, that persons within the Welsh jurisdiction having causes at issue wherein property or rights of importance are in- volved, feel themselves compelled, notwithstanding, by Magna Charta, justice is to be brought home to every man's door, whatever may be the expense, and whatever may be the inconvenience, to resort for trial of their causes to the English counties ; and again, from this latter circumstance, a further con sequence also results, that trials of importance being seldom brought before a Welsh Court, its Bar is seldom attended by Counsel of considerable standing. 4th. The Welsh Judges being confined each to his particular Circuit, can scarcely avoid, after a few years' attendance thereon, forming those associations with particular individuals of the respective counties, which may be thought incompatible with the high and dignified impartiality which not only ought to exist in fact, but to be untainted even with the breath of suspicion. It is happy for the Principality that, owing to the personal character of the learned individuals who now fill the office of its Judges, that these objections have only a Constitutional application ; but the case has been, and may again be, different. The Princi- pality has rapidly advanced in wealth, population, and intelligence, and a system of administration of its laws, so repugnant to every principle of the British Constitution, introduced at a period, and under circumstances, altogether different from those of the present times, however sufficient such system might then have been for the State and wants of the Principality, has long ceased to be so, and it has IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. accordingly been frequently brought under the con- sideration of Parliament. Peculiar circumstances on those occasions have postponed that full consideration which it is hoped the subject will now receive. The objections already urged have heen confined rather to the consideration of the system of the Judi- cature, in a Constitutional point of view, than to the form of proceedings and the practice of the Court: these latter are open to objections nearly as important as the former, while they are practically attended with greater inconvenience to the subject, the suitor of it;— but it would far exceed the limits now pro- posed, or the leisure now afforded, to attempt to go into their detail ; a Committee of the House of Com- mons is the proper place forthe investigation, where, at the same time, any advantages which may be sup posed to attend other parts of the system ( and some there are) can be duly weighed. Reference will therefore be now only further made to the Court of Chancery, than which, a Court more defective, or inefficient, for every purpose of protection or redress to the subject, where delay, vexation, and expense, are more inherent in its forms, and are more the re- sult of its practice, never existed iu any age or conn- try ; and these consequences will appear necessarily to result from simply stating— lst. That the Court is itinerant with the Judge from county to county; consequently, the respective Attomies of the parties to a suit must travel the Circuit at the expense of their clients. 2d. That, as the Court is open only during the Circuits, or for about 30 days in eadh year, proceed- ings are on the one hand suspended, and dormant for months successively, and may be, and frequently are, on the other hand, while the Court is open, hurried with a precipitancy the least likely to be productive of justice to the suitors. 3d. That certain fixed intervals being by : he prac- tice of the Court required to elapse between motions made in a cause, distinctions are uot, and perhaps HOUSE OF COMMONS- MONDAY. AGRICULTURAL REPORT. Upon the motion for bringing up the Report of thc Committee, Col. DAVIES expressed his approba- tion of the Resolutions of the Marquis of London- derry ; but proposed to add a series of Resolutions to be adopted concurrently with them. These Reso- lutions were founded upon the principle that the Irish farmer possessed an advantage over his British competitor in an exemption from the Excise duties on Hides, Soap, Candles, and Salt ; and they pro- posed that three- fourths of the duties oil the three former articles, and the whole of theSalt duty should be repealed. As a measure necessary to impartiality, it was added, that the Irish Window and Leather Taxes should also be given up. After the Resolutions had been read, the SPEAKER interfered, and pronounced the discussion of them irregular iu the present, stage of the question.— Col. DAVIKS was in consequence compelled to abandon his motion. After Colonel Davies's Resolutions had been sup- pressed, the House took the Report into considera- tion.— Sir J. SEBRIGHT expressed his satisfaction at the Resolutions of the Marquis of Londonderry, which were embodied iu the Report. — Mr. WESTERN, on the other hand, described them fts neither directly nor remotely serving the interests of Agriculture. The Hon. Member affirmed that the present prices of wheat and rye at Hamburgh were— the former from 26s. lo 31s per quarter, the latter from 13s. to 14s. He animadverted with great severity upon Mr. Peel's Bill, and alluded to his former intimation upon the necessity of a return to a paper currency. Mr. JOHN SMITH ( an Opposition Member), advert- ing to the proposition and speech of Mr. Wyvill upon a former evening, eombatted at some length the opinion, that the agricultural population would be benefitted by the excessive reduction of taxation suggested by the Member for York. He ( Mr. S.) did not believe that it was in the power of the House to remedy distress arising from superabundance. He was anxious for a reduction of taxation, but a reduction of £ 10,000,000 or £ 20,000,000 of taxes could only be effected by one of two ways. One was, bv reducing various necessary and indispensable expenses to that amount. But how could that be done ? An army and navy must still bo kept up. He could then only suppose that the Hon. Member for York meant to reduce the interest of the public debt. Now, if they reduced the interest of the debt, what would he the effect of such a measure? Sup- posing that such a resolution were carried, and that the fundholder were deprived of half his dividend, it was not difficult to foresee the consequences that must ensue. No doubt it would be admitted that such a reduction would create alarm amongst the fundholders, particularly amongst foreigners. If foreigners found that they were deprived of half their interest, would they not sell out their stock, and take the care of their property into their own hands; Wonld not the same sentiment operate on the mind of the English fundholder ? Surely, if Parliament meant to reduce th** interest of the public creditor one- half or one- third, that disposition would be very much increased. The effect would be, that the exchange of the country would, in consequence of the sums sent abroad by various persons, fall very much. The exchange would probably be 50 per cent, against us. Then would come a demand for bullion ; and, be would ask, could the Bank, under such circumstances, keep up cash payments? After one month that establishment would cease to pay iu bullion. The Bank conld uot expect to be paid its debt, and must become insolvent. Could their notes then be passed, or ought they to pass? It was impossible. There was not a single, banker in Eng- land, Wales, or Scotland, who would not also participate in the loss, if the interest of the funds were reduced— because those individuals depended on the funds of the country, and received them as security for the loan of money ; and after the failu of fhe Bank of England, what could they hope for? The consequence of all this would be the scarcity of a metallic currency ; and if any principle had been more strongly contended for than another in that House, it was that a scarcity of money produced low prices. In that case, he believed the land would do little more than support the paupers whose mainte- nance pressed upon it. Such would be the inevitable consequence of reducing £ 2;', 000,000 of taxes, by reducing the interest of the public debt. He was friendly to a reduction of taxes, but it must be short of that remission of taxation which would lead the country to infamy and ruin. It would take twenty years to settle the country after such an alteration in its system as must be produced by. a remission of taxes to the amount of twenty millions. They might look at France as an example in point. Ami there- fore his objection to the motion of the Hon. Member for York, and to all who held such opinions, was, that such a remission would not give immediate relief, but would produce immediate ruin. The sentiments which were contained in various petitions, and which had been delivered in that House, implied a belief that au immense reduction of taxes would serve the agricultural interest. His view was, to show that this was a mistaken idea; and that, on the contrary, such a remission would ruin the agrieuL tural interest— that it would reduce all society to oue common mass of shapeless ruin. He could entertain no doubly however, that a considerable sum of money mio- ht yet be saved to the country without any material inconvenience to the Government. Much might be saved in the colonies— in the expenses of the Cape of Good Hope, for instance ; m the naval and military establishments, and in other different departments. He should trespass no farther on their time, but to observe, that tbe moment they violated public credit, that moment misery and discord would overwhelm the country, and the sun of England must set for ever.— The Hon. Member sat down amid loud cheering'. Mr. D BROWNE expressed his conviction that the resolutions would not benefit theagricukural iuterest, or satisfy the country. Sir W. VV. WYNN approved of the resolutions, because they formed a medium between those which proposed a very low, and those which called for a very high protection. TIIP Marquis of LONDONDERRY said, the motion of Mr. Wyvill, brought forward as it was, and supported by 37 Memhers >< f that House, had done a great injury to the public credit of the country. Such a as reducing £ 20,000,000 of taxes could trafen the power of closing such public- house on proof of improper conduct.— Leave Avas given to bring in thc Bill. IONIAN ISLANDS. Mr. IIUME brought forward his motion for an Address to His Majesty, praying that he would direct inquiry to be. made into certain proceedings alleged to have taken place in tbe Ionian Islands. The Hon. Member prefaced the motion by a detail of alleged severities and oppressions on the part of the Governor, Sir T. Maitland. Mr. WILMOT opposed the motion, and denied the truth of the allegations against Sir T. Maitland. On a division, the motion was negatived by a majority of 152 to G7. CORN LAWS. The Bill ofthe Marquis of LONDONDERRY, grounded on the Resolutions proposed by the noble lord, and adopted by the House, for amending the laws rela- tive to the Importation of Corn, was read a first time, and ordered for the second reading on Tuesday. measure cannot be, drawn between those motions which are I only he accomplished by breaking faith with the frivolous, and those which are important: in the public creditor, aud ruining the country. Much of former case, the progress of the suit may he wantonly the evil effected by Mr. Wyvill's motion would, fayed till the Circuit is over; and in the latter, the adverse party, however unawares he may be taken, or however voluminous the required proceeding, is compelled, on pain of being held iu contempt, forth- with to proceed. 4th. The jurisdiction of the Court being confined to fhe Principality, it has no authority over persons living out of it, however essential to, or connected with a cause, and the proceedings of those who are its suitors are thereby frequently delayed, or wholly nullified. In cases of the death or bankruptcy of any of the parties fo a cause, from this want, of power to revive it, all previous proceedings are entirely thrown away. 5th. Two Judges preside in a Welsh Court ; when they diffej- in opinion, the party is left without remedy. 6th. The junior Barrister on the Circuit for the time being is, ipso facto, the Master in Chancery, nil officer of the highest importance in all Chancery proceedings, and in many cases lie acts as Judge: the other officers of the Court are in general, Attornies practising- in it. It must be unnecessary to swell this enumeration, as, from what lias already heen said, the deduction appears irresistible, that a Court so constituted must necessarily be defective and inefficient; and that de- lay, vexation, and expense are inherent in it. The questions which naturally present themselves are — Have not his Majesty's subjects in Walesa right to a better administration of ihe laws?— and how is it to be obtained ? On these questions, a future oppor- tunity may be taken to offer some observations. The Rev. Joseph Martin, of Ham Couit, Wor- cestershire, at his audit on Thursday, the 2d iust. liberally allowed to his tenants a reduction of from 15 to 20 per cent, ( according to circumstances) upou their respective payments in consideration of the difficulties which now press so heavily upon the agricultural interest. The Earl of Dartmouth has returned 20 percent, on the rents of bis tenantry. Mr. Blencowe, who possesses considerable pro- perty in the vicinity of Chelmsford, Essex, directed his agents ( Messrs. Tindall and Bartlett) to return to his tenants the whole of their last half- year's rents. The extensive woollen factory of Messrs. Brown and Davy, of Uffculm, Devon, was on Wednesday morning totally destroyed by fire.— The loss is estimated at several thousand pounds: but we understand the property is insured. however, be obviated by the valuable speech of M Smith, coming as if did from a Member of the Oppo- sition side of that House. Lord ALTHORPE, and several Memhers who had voted with Mr. Wyvill, disclaimed any participation in the extent to which that gentleman had, in his speech, proposed to carry the reduction of taxes. The Report of the Committee was, at length, pro- posed and adopted by a majority of 153 to 22. HOUSE OF COMMONS- TUESDAY. LICENSING SYSTEM. The Hon. II. G. BEN NET rose to move for leave to bring iu a Bill to alter and amend the present system of Licensing Public Houses in England and WaU At present, every individual applying for a license obliged to have a certificate of character, and ii would he naturally supposed that this certificate was to be required from the place where he was best known, or where he had last resided— no such thing. The certificate was to come from the parish in which he was about to settle, and, indeed, had become a mere matter of form, as a fee was given to the beadle who went round and procured the necessary signatures. His object was to change this system, and to demand in such cases from the applicant certificate, signed by the proper persons of the parish in which he had last resided, stating whether he had kept a public house or not, and what had been hi: conduct. The next step was, the question of recog- nizances. This w as also, at present, nothing more than a matter of form as managed by the licensing clerk. His intention was to increase the amount of the securities, and to require the parties to be sworn to answer ibe sum to which their names were affixed. As the law now stood, there was no medium between the utter ruin of a publican, and the allowing- him to commit an evasion of the law. He proposed, that there should he drawn out a clear account of the duties which he had to perforin, and the misconduct which he was to avoid, and that the fine should he specified. In the first, and second case of offence the parties should be fined, and in the third instance tl case should, before any party was deprived of his license, go before a Jury. Tne more a discretionary power was taken out of the hands of the Magistrates, the better it would be for their own character and for the ends of justice. If the case went before a Jury and the party was found guilty, he should be rendered incapable of holding a license, hi order to do away with the monopoly of public houses now possessed by the Brewers, he should propose that every person holding a house of a certain rent, say rated fo pay £ 15, and who was willing to enter into sufficient security for his good conduct, might demand license, as a waiter of right, leaving- to the Magip- HOUSE OF COMMONS- WEDNESDAY. IRISH TITHES. The first discussion arose upon a petition from the county of Sligo, complaining of the exaction of the tithe of potatoes, to which by law, and, as it seems, by usage, in three of the provinces, the Clergy are entitled, hut which they have not hitherto claimed in Connaught.— Mr. COOPER, Mr. DENNIS BROWNE, Sir J. NEWPORT, and others, eombatted the claims ofthe Clergy, and alleged the distresses ofthe Irish peasantry.— Mr. PLUNKETT and other Members said it was indisputable, that, the tithes collected in Ire- land do not amount to ten per cent, upon the rents, much less to a tenth of the produce of the soil ; and they would never be felt so severely if they were not the last demand made upon the tenant; for the landlord having swept away every thing for his rent, the Clergyman was driven to litigate with an in- solvent, or resig- n his means of subsistence.— Mr. DAWSON said, the rapacity of the Irish Landlords was an object much more worthy the attention of the Legislature than the Tithe System, or auy of its details. FOREIGN AMBASSADORS. Mr. LENNARD nioved for a Select Committee to enquire into the diplomatic expenses of the Govern- ment. He spoke at great length, comparing the expenditure of this country at present with the expenditure in 1792; and also with the present diplomatic expenditure of America. The Hon. Member adverted particularly to the recent ap- pointment of Mr. H. WILLIAMS WYNN to the Swiss Cantons, with a salary of £ 4000 for the discharge of duties, which had been for seven years executed by another Gentleman for £ 250 a- year. The Marquis of LONDONDERRY defended the pre- sent diplomatic establishment upon the ground of the changes v. hich have taken place in Europe. He contended for the important rauk of, Switzerland in the present European system; and in proof cited the fact, that at this moment one of the most distin- guished statesmen of the Russian Court, Count Capo d'Istria, and the nephew of Prince Talleyrand, filled the stations of Ambassadors from their respective nations to the Swiss Cantons. He distinctly denied that Mr. H. WILLIAMS WYNN stood in more advan- tageous circumstances than his predecessors ; affirm- ing-, on the other hand, that the salary of his mission had been reduced 10 per cent, on his appointment. The large salaries of the French and Belgian Minis- ters his Lordship defended as necessary to enable those Ambassadors to maintain becoming hospitality towards the English abroad, of whom, he said, no less than 8000 reside at Brussels. With respect to the motion immediately before the House, he depre- cated the doctrine that the foreign relations of the country should be yearly exposed by an annual investigation of the diplomatic department of the Civil I. ist; and declared, that if the Committee were granted, he would never meet it as a Minister. Sir J. MACKINTOSH and Messrs. TIERNEY and CREEVEY spoke in support, of the motion, and ridi- culed the Noble Marquis's threat of resignation, which was; however, justified by Mr. C. WILLIAMS WYNN, as perfectly accordant with the Constitution. Upon a division, Mr. Lennard's motion was rejected by a majority of 274 to 147. ARCHES COURT, MAY 4. GILL V. GILL. In this case ( which has been several times before our readers), the husband having been nonsuited in two actions, charging his wife with adultery, she commenced a suit for restitution of conjugal rites; and it came on this day for final hearing, when Sir J. Nicholl delivered judgment as follows:— 44 All the Court can now do, and which it does with the most sincere hope that its recommendation may be attend- ed to, is earnestly to recommend Mr. Gill to use his best endeavours to divest his mind of these unfor- tunate and unfounded impressions. The Court con- " ders itself called upon to inform him that the Law will not countenance them, and will, when called upon, enforce his cohabitation with his wife, to pro- tect whom he is required not only hy the laws of his country, bnt by every moral and religious duty. Let him coolly consider whether it is not much more likely that he has deceived himself, or heen deceived by others, than that any criminality should have taken place, and yet no impropriety be ever observed in any part of his wife's conduct; for it has ever been found that where lliere has beenacriminal connexion, it has been detected by some improprieties or famili- arities passing between the parties : if any such had taken place, they could not have escaped the notice of their servants and friends, and if observed, would have naturally excited those feelings which would have induced them to have joined in her accusation, instead of their universally bearing the warmest tes- timony to her respectability and undoubted character. The Court would entreat hiui moreover to reflect on the lasting and irreparable injury he will inflict on his innocent, his unoffending children, and whether he would not be best consulting his own interests in every point, of visw, in at once returning to the discharge of his several duties as a husband and a father, which the Court considers he owes equally in justice to his injured wife and in kindness to his children. The Court is bold to sav that such a course would be the greatest act of kindness to himself, and that his return to those duties would be the happiest moment of his life. Let him not be withheld from it by any feelings of pride, or consider that he would by such couduct lower himself in the eyes of the world : let him be assure 1, that the wise and the good would unanimously concur iu feeling compassion for his past errors and respect for his laudable resolution.— The Court has only to repeat ts earnest hope, that these observations may have their intended effect; and to pronounce the Decree of the Court, which is, that he ( Mr. Gill) do take his wife ( Mrs. Gill) home and treat her with conjugal kindness, and that he do certify the due performance thereof by the first Session of next Term." Currency aud Cash Payments* The following remarks are extracted from a letter published in a Provincial Paper. As to how far they controvert many of the opinions recently promulgated on this subject, the reader will form his own judgment: 44 The change in the value of the currency, by the operation of Mr. Peel's Bill, is another of those popular delusions assumed without proof, by many ofthe political economists, and all ofthe clamourers of the day, who choose to deal in theory, rather than practical demonstration. They maintain, in pro- portion as the fancy operates, that this cause has depressed agricultural produce 10, 20, and even 30 per cent, but they furnish no practical illustration of the fact. The origin of Mr. Peel's Bill maybe traced to the French Loans contracted for in England in 1817 and 1818, and the consequent abstraction of British capital, by those events, is indisputably known to have acted so powerfully on the Exchange between the two countries, as to have caused the export of the entire sum in specie, which the Bank issued in the interval between July, 1817, and January, 1819. At this particular crisis, the Bank had provided what they had a right to consider abundantly suffi- cient for every purpose of circulation, being more than they ever had before : the country appeared to view the operation with perfect indifference, feeling no interest in a change which was proceeding without inconvenience to any party. The contractors, how- ever, powerful in means, feeling the pressure too heavy hy the loss on exchange, took advantage of the opportunity, and drained the Bank literally of seven million pounds sterling in specie: thus an event, entirely produced by fortuitous circumstances, and equally astonishing as a proof of our wealth and commercial enterprise, was perverted into a proof of our inability to effect a restoration of our currency, without resorting to expedients more attractive for novelty certainly, than for any benefit which they ever could, Or have conferred upon the country ; facts have proved this, for noio, within half the time provided by the Bill in question, the property thus remitted to France, has returned, and the Bank is Anecdote of the Duhe of Newcastle. A laughable story was circulated during the Duke of Newcastle's administration, and which, with whatever scepticism the reader may be dis. posed to regard it, is too amusing to be passed over in silence:— At the election of a borough in Cornwall, where the ministerial and opposition interests were so equally poised that a single vote was of the utmost importance, a person not expected to give his suffrage on the aristocratical side of the question, suddenly altered bis mind, and by his apostacy turned the tide of affairs completely to the satis, faction of the Duke, whose friend and dependant was elected, and the contest put to an end by the possessor of the casting- vote. In warmth of gra- titude for aid so gratuitous and unexpected, the Duke poured forth many acknowledgments and professions in the ear of the vacillating constituent, and frequently begged to be informed in what manner he could serve him, and how he could re. pay an obligation he was pleased to acknowledge so important. The happy voter, who was a farmer and petty landholder in the neighbourhood, thank- ed the Duke cordially for his kindness, and told him that " the supervisor of excise was old and infirm, and if he would have the goodness to re- commend his son- in- law to the commissioners in case of the old man's death, he should think him. self and his family bound to render government every assistance in their power on any future occasion." " My dear friend, why do you ask for such a trifling employment!" exclaimed his Grace: " your relation shall have it at a word speaking, the moment il is vacant." " But how shall I get admitted to you, my Lord ; for in London I un- derstand it is a very difficult thing to get sight of you great folk, though you are so kind and com. plaisant to us in the country ?" " The instant the man dies," replied the premier, used to, and not only enabled to resume the issue of specie, but 1 prepared for the freedoms of a contested election, tr. tin i l. <-. c'ltK. Wi^ n • nnnllm. n It ... KInl, . i tllP 171 A m P > 11 tl O < 1 I PC Cot nnt n^. nt U „ . „ f. T . to be in a situation to continue it, which notliin can affect, but the recurrence of war, or the indis- position of the people to be satisfied with a renewal of the metallic currency. the moment he dies, set out post haste for Lon- don ; drive directly to my house, by day or night, sleeping or waking, ill or well; thunder at the door; 1 will leave word with my porter to shew 44 The experiment, however, effected by this Bill, 1 you up stairs directly, and the employment shall is of infinite importance in another point of view, for ' ' J' 1 while it proves demonstratively the vast resources 1 which we derive from the superior skill and enter- prise of our commercial dealings with the world, in j every branch of human industry, it has also contri- buted effectually to silence that interminable clamour j which would have assailed the Government, if they ! had longer refused to adopt measures for restoring j the currency to its ancient standard. j 44 We derive from these facts, and from others to ' follow, that the influx of wealth in the shape of ' specie, and the annual accumulation of if, from the < suspension of public loans, have produced an abund- 1 ance of capital much more than sufficient for every i purpose of internal trade, nor is it less certain that i there has been no contraction of the currency capable of producing lhat effect on agricultural produce, which is now so clamorously deprecated ; for every i pound note withdrawn from circulation by the Bank, sovereign has heen substituted, and stagnation be disposed of according to your wishes without fail." The parties separated, and it is probable that the Duke of Newcastle in a very few hours forgot there was such a worthy as the Cornish voter ia existence. Not so with the place- anticipating elector; his memory, cumbered with a less pert plexing variety of objects than the Duke's, turned out to be the most retentive of the two. The supervisor yielded in a few months to death ; and the ministerial partizan, relying on the word of the peer, was conveyed to London by the mail, and having ascended the steps of a large house ( now divided into three), at the corner of Great Queen street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 44 thundered at the door !"•— ! It should in this place be premised, that pre- , • tL i j s , • •? , • cisely at the moment when the expectation of a alone in the demand for produce occasioned by its j considerable party of a borough in Cornwall was superabundance, has prevented that activity and fua A Ztu c ° " was e„ nr,„ n, ut nf tU » rnnloiin* , excited by the death of a supervisor. COURT OF KING'S BENCH.— The King v. William Clark, Esq.— This special case, reserved from the Dorchester Spring Assizes in 1821, was argued on Saturday last. The question for the consideration of the Court was, whether the Justices of the county of Somerset could include the parishes in the city of Bath in the general rates of the county. No such rate liad ever been imposed on the city, and the attempt was resisted on the ground of the city justices having a separate and exclusive jurisdiction under their charter, and having in themselves a power to make a rate on the city parishes, similar to thc county rate; and as coming within the particular exception in the act of the 55th of the late King, 44 for the more easy assessing, See. county rates," in favour of places having such separate jurisdictions. The Court having heard the arguments of counsel, decided that, for this particular purpose, the city justices had not, in point of law, such a separate jurisdiction as entitled them to the exemption; and that for such purpose the jurisdiction of the county and city justices should be co extensive, which was not the case in the present instance, inasmuch as the charter gave the city justices no cognizance in felony. It was admitted that the county was put to considerable expense in the maintenance of the prisoners sent from Bath to the county gaols for trial for felonies, and for carrying their sentences into execution; and the Judges, in delivering their opinions, intimated that it might be questionable whether the city could be called upon to contribute to the rate more than would cover such ex- penses, considering that all other expenses incurred in the city, and to which a county rate would be applicable, are paid out of the chamber funds. A Mrs. Mountford, wife of a weaver at Bethnal- Green, London, in a fit of insanity, on Friday last, murdered her own child ( an infant at the breast), by separating its heat} from the Jjody with a rasjor I enlargement of the circulating medium, to any extent ivhich could be required to give relief to our people. This efficiency on the part of the Bank to enlarge the circulation of specie, so as to meet and remove every possible prejudice against the change, from its supposed tendency to contract the general circu- lation ofthe country, must also prove tbe absurdity of maintaining that excessive distinction between the value of paper and specie, at this day, which the clamourers are so anxious to support; for both in fact are now, and have been for nearly two years past, synonymous in terms and in value, the price of gold having never advanced beyond the standard of £ 3.17s. l0| d. per ounce, for more than that interval. It is in vain, therefore, that this distinction of 30, 20, or even 10 per cent, is endeavoured to he maintained; the only difference, in truth, between the two cur- rencies at present is, that a preference is evidently given to paper, from its superior convenience as a medium of exchange, from whence it may be further inferred, that instead of gold being more valuable than paper of substantial character, it is less sought after, and therefore less dangerous, in producing a depression of price in exchange for agricultural produce ! 44 It is true that the paper circulation of the Bank of England has heen contracted below twenty mil- lions, yet the quantity of sovereigns replacing this balance of reduction, must at least have been five millions by this time; constituting the entire circu- lation from that great source, nearly equal to what it has been at different periods during the latter part ofthe war, and greatly beyond what it was at some other periods during that time, when our revenue exceeded by twenty millions what it is at present ! Here is another fact of unquestionable authority, to shew that our distress cannot arise, as it is so confi- dently stated, from a contracted currency, nor from a depreciated one, seeing that Bank notes aud °" old are of the same value f " Is it no proof of wealth, nor of abundance of capitnl in a tangible shape, to see the immense sum of 155 millions of 5 per cent, stock at once converted into a slock bearing only 4 per cent, interest, and this too in the midst of our distress ? But then it is maintained, in opposition to this great fact, lhat the fundholder is unjustly relieved from the weight of those burthens which fall so heavily on the landed interest; an instant reduction then of 20 percent. on Ihe amount of bis income, is considered a sRcrificp of no consequence for the fundholder to be exposed to. lie who lent his money to Government, in the midst of her embarrassments, and exposed himself to the risk of nil those dangers which surrounded the country, afler seeing every Government in Europe laid prostrate at the feet of a Despot, who seemed destined to attain paramount dominion,— is no longer to he considered even an object of grateful, or of honourable recollection; anil after depriving him of Ihis portion of Ills property, placed in jeopardy while the landed interest were revelling in luxury nnd flourishing in prosperity, 37 British Commoners nre still to be found unprincipled enough even to pillau- e him of the residue, and consign bint at once to destruction ; fur this must have been the result of Mr. Wyvill's motion for reducing 20 millions of the revenue of the Stale, had it succeeded! Forgetting, nt tbe time, too, that the reduction already made was no more than the commencement of a* system of sacrifice, which was still intended against those envied, yet ill treated benefactors of the Slate ; for those who bad j list been shorn of one- fifth of their income, were, in seven years more, to suffer a further reduction of one- fourth, making together, 45 per cent.! and that none should escape, until the whole debt was reduced to 3 per cent. The holders of 74 million of 4 per cent, stock, who had been spared at present, must expect, in this interval, to sutler also a contribution of 25per cent.!! " These facts. Sir, convey what must appear, to dispassionate men at least, of loyal feeling, an nn- exaggerated picture of our situation; they exhibit, it is true, the struggles of a great country, endea- vouring to inasterundsurvive those difficulties which by tne death of a supervisor, no less a per- son than the King of Spain was expected hourly to depart; an event in which all Europe, but more especially Great Britain, was materially interested. The Duke of Newcastle, on the very night that the proprietor cf the decisive vote was at his door, had sat up, anxiously expecting dis- patches from Madrid ; wearied, however, by official business, he retired to rest, having previously- given instructions to his porter not to go to bed as he expected every minute a messenger with advices of the greatest importance, aud desired that he might be shewn up slabs the moment of his arrival. His Grace had just fallen asleep, when the loud rap of his friend from Cornwall saluted his ear, and effectually dispelled his slumbers To the first question of " Is the Duke at borne!" ( it was two o'clock in the morning) the porter an- swered, " Yes, ancl in bed ; but has left particular orders that come when you will you are to go up to him directly." « God for ever bless him, » worthy and honest gentleman 1" exclaimed the mediator for the vacant supervisorship, smiling and nodding with approbation at a prime minister's so accurately keeping his promise—" How pune- tual his Gracc is! 1 knew he would not deceive me : let me hear no more of Lords and Dukes not keeping their word— I verily believe tbey are honest as well as other folk." Repeating these words a, he strided up the stairs, the burgess of Cornwall was ushered into the Duke's bed- chamber. " Is he dead?" enquired his Gracc, rubbing his eyes and scarcely awaked from dreaming of the Kino- of Spain, " Is he dead ?" " Yes, my Lord," replied the eager expectant, delighted to find that the election promise was so fresh in the minister's recollection. " When did he die!" " The day before yesterday, exactly at half- past one o'clock after being confined three weeks in his bed, and taking a power of doctor's stuffand I hope your Grace will be as good as your word, and let my son- in- law succeed him!" The Duke, by this time perfectly awake, was staggered at the impossibility of receiving intelli- gence from Madrid in so short a spare of time and perplexed at the absurdity of a King's Mes! senger applying for his son- in- law to succeed the King nf Spain. " Is the man drunk or mad > where are your dispatches!" vociferated bis Grace hastily drawing aside the curtains of the bed; when' instead of a royal courier, he tecogniscd the fat' good- humoured countenance of his friend from Cornwall, making low bows, with hat in hand and " hopiug my Loid wonld not forget the gracious promise he was so good as to make in favour of my. son- in- law at thc lale election."— Vexed at so untimely an interruption, and disap- pointed of his important dispatches from Spain the Duke frowned for a few seconds, but chagrin soon gave way to mirth at so singular and ridicu- lous a combination of apposite circumstances, aud he sunk on the bed in a violent fit of laughter, to the entire discomfiture and confusion nf the pliant and obsequious farmer, who very probably bean to conjecture that Lords and Dukes were not in the habit of testifying that profound respect at the sight of their friends which he thought consistent with their nobility of deportment. However though his Grace could not manage to place the son of his old acquaintance on the throne of his Catholic Majesty the King of Spain, he advanced him to a post which some persons might consider not less honourable— he made him an exciseman — Memoirs of thc Kit- Cat Club. The Kentish Gazette says—" Notwithstanding the most gigantic efl'ort of anv age has imposed upoii ,!' C Ulstress whlcl' ' s slafcd so generally to pervade her, and in proportion as they display proofs of ! t" e countiy, it is singular but gratifying to learn inexhausted means do they also expose unquestion- ( anii wc stale t' 16 fact from undoubted authority)' - 1'--' c 1-~<- that the quarterly collection of the land and assessed taxes, which has just been completed in this county, was never made with more facility or able tokens of powerful resources, which only require to be directed with prudence, lo insure encreasing- prosperity, and eveutual success." Several of the principal merchants of Liverpool have held meetings with a view of forming a Bank in that town on the Scotch or Joint- Stock System. Trade is always discovering new channels. VVe are now importing ice from Norway, and exporting potatoes to Ireland. RICHMOND HOUSE.— This venerable fragment of the ancient Palace of Whitehall, which has been so long in the family of the Duke of Richmond, and which reverted to the Crown on the death of the late Duke, has been, within the last week, sold in lots as old building materials. The very decayed state of the structure in all parts has, for the last six years, rendered it quite uninhabitable; and the prices at which the lots sold proved thc little estimation in which they were held by the persons who became purchasers. The workmen are now gradually removing the materials ; and when the grounds, which are very extensive, and reaching to the Thames, are cleared, they will be let by the Crown for the erection of new buildings; which, no doubt, from the eligibility of the situ- ation, will be extremely valuable, as well as afford an opportunity of adding to the improvements which have been making in that part of West- minster. with a smaller number of defaulters." BANKRUPTS, MAY 14.- John, John, and Josiah rarkes, ol Warwick, worsted- inanufactarers — Wm Fear, nan of New Bond- street, bookseller.- Robe'ri Wjlliam Dean and 7 hoinas Walkiogton Cooke, Su^ r Loaf- alley, Be. hnal green, brewers - James Smftl.. of Uangford, Suffolk, warrener and carrier— Pot tinson Lawson, of Bowness, Cumberland, compactor' - Thos. Ben , ow, of Bromyard, Herefordshire. drnper - William Collard, late of llathhnne- ph. ee, bnt Lv of Enmore, Somersetshire, baker.- Thomas Wors- wick of Lancaster, banker.- llobt. Upperton, of Pet.' worth, Sussex, hanker- Daniel Dunnett, of Norwich veterinary snrgeon.- Samuel Walton, of Nantwicl,! Cheshire, draper.— Will « un Robin,,,,, „ f Halifax . ronmonger.- IIenry Fryer Devey, Thomas Tickell' and Jonathan Saunders, of West Broinwich, iron- inannfacturers. ' """ Printed and publhhed by W. Eddowes, Com Marhet, Shrewsbury, lo whom Advertisements or Articles ot Intelligence are requested to be addressed. Adcer. tuements are also received by Messrs. Keirtrm and Co. Warwick- Square, Sewgute- Street, and Mrs M White, So. 33, Fleet- Street, London ; lihewi'seb', Messrs. J. K. Johnston and Co. No, SacI'ville- Street, Dublin. li Lower•
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