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The Aberdeen Chronicle

01/06/1822

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Date of Article: 01/06/1822
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-• mm-? l\* o. 817.] Printed far J. BOOTH, Jim. Chronicle Street sMMaiiaMiiwwMiM uumsapg HUGH GORDON & CO. FL'/ f, V/ S iflING ittOJfMONiijBRS, HE AD OK BROAD STREET. A BERDEKV. " VST IT H grateful aclcnowledjpnerits to tbtir Friends, » , and the Public in general, beg leave most respectfully to intimate, that they continue to Manufacture and Sell. Wholesale and Retail, all kinds of COPPER, WHITE- IRON, and BLACKSMITH WORK; and that they have alwavsnn band a large and elegant assortment of GRA f- KS- FENDERS, and- FIltE IRONS— TEA and COFFEE URNS- TEA and TABLE KNIVES- and in general, every article in the FURNISHING IRONMONGERY LINE. Thev have also on hand, a verv large Stock of SWEDISH and BRITISH IRON— IRON HOOPS STEEL SPADES— SCYTHES— HOES. & c. all of which have luteh Itf- en much reduced in price. Ktdi; Hanging and Brass Foundry Work done iu tbe best manner, and Mendings in everv Branch executed as usual. A SECOND HAND COPPER IJOILER. almost as good as new, which will contain 500 Gallons- will be sold very cheap. rj ^ FIE NO R THE R N UNITED SERVICE CtfJC ' » meets at Dtdmut'l on Saturday the' fitli June.— Ballot and business at three o'clock. Dinner at 3 o'clock. Aberdeen, Mai/ 81, 1S22. LEWIS SMITH, ( Formerly wiih Mr. Bit 11} IVYLLIE) KF. spgCTFCI. I. Y informs liis friends and the public, that he has this day commenced business, as BOOKSELLER and STATIONER, to that Shop, Head of Broad Street, next to Mr. Dyce's Dreee'i^ t. where lie has on hand, a select assortment of HOOKS and STATIONARY, which lie will study to offer of- uch a qualify. and n't such a price, as he flatters himself merit a sharir of public patronage. Orders from the country carefully executed. Bread Street, . lane 1. 1822. KELLY, 47th May, 1822. REMOVE AND SALES, HMACSWEIN respectfully acquaints liis Friends • and the Public, that he has MOVED the AGENCY OFFICE to Mr. JA, lo MASSIF'S commodious HALL, op. posite the Royal Hole!, UN i ON STREET— And that on Monday the 3d inst. he will sell by Auction there, A n assortment of EXCELLENT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Consisting yf a good MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD. very commodious — an elegant POSTED BED, with Red . Mo- reen Furniture, qutte'ftew— several POSTED and TENT BEDS— CHESTS of DRAWERS, Square and Eliptic— Mahogany and other CHAIRS— Mahogany and other TABLES an EIGHT- DAY CLOCK several new FEATHER BEDS— CA Rl'ETSand HEARTH RL'GS — G RATES, FENDERS, and FIRE IRONS— with a variety of . ther useful articles. Immediately afierthe Furni- ture. there will be sold a small quantity of verv tine EDIN- BURGH ALE in Bottles. Sale to begin at 11 o'clock forenoon. C^ T PAWN BROKING OFFICE is MOVED from SHIPROW, to Foot O^' NETIfERKIRKOAYE, or Wallace Coi tier. SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. On Tuesday the 4th curt, there will be sold by Auction, in that bouse in St. Nicholas' Street, prcscutly occupied by Mr. Win Cudev, The whole HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE belonging to him— consisting of Mahogany and other Tables— Mahogany Chairs— a Chest of Drawers— a Piano Forte— Bed and Bed- ding— Carpets and Health Rugs— Fenders and Fire Irons- China. Glass, and Stoneware— and a considerable quantity of Kiichcn Furniture— Trunks, Packing Boxes, & c. The roup to begin at 11 o'cloc k forenoon, H. MACSWEIN. June 1- EXCHEQUER CTTAMRERS, 7 •- •• . Etliuburgh, May- 14, 1322. J NOTICE is hereliy given to all concerned, that Mrs. JEAN RUNCIE or COLLIE, Relict of the deceased Alexander Collie, Thread Manufacturer in Aberdeen, lias applied to the Right Honourable the Barons, for a GIFT of the ESTATE nnd EFFECTS of the said Aleir. Collie, and o. f the also deceased. Alexander Collie, their Son, fallen to the King by reason of Bastardy and Ultimas Uteres. TO BE LENT, At the 20th curt, on Heritable < ir unexceptionable Personal Security, jp- r AAA . /" V1 i' caB 1) 0 divided into two WllWwU j \ J> Sums of ,£ 3- 000 and £ 2.000. Apply to James Simpson. Advocate in Aberdeen. A NEW. SHAVER / \ SECOND EXPERIMENT\ A MONKEY— who shaving first tried on himself And cutting hisjoivl-^ the mischievous elf Resolv'd to embrace opportunity pat, And operate next on the beard of the Cut! The place of a mirror adapted to suit, There stood in the room then a high- polish'd Boor, In which WARKEX'S Jet of pre- eminent hue JDisphiy'd the fine forms of reflection to view.— Now seizing poor Puss, to the bright BOOT be bore her The Monkey, her shadow then gleaming befwrejter, And auswer'd her struggles with chatter and blows. Her phiz while he soap'd from her ears to her nose ; Tbe Cat, thus essaying in vajn. at resistance And mewing, in pitiful plaint, for assistance, With wonder the same operation now saw IVifyrm'd in, or shewn by the Jet of eclat /— Jo front of tbe BOOT then, asif to explain it The f » i etbod of shooing, how best tp attain it, The act interspersing with grin and grimace, The Ape clear'd the Cat of each hair on her face! And strange though it seems, yet the frolicsome elf Was much more successful with Puss thau himself, . The SHAVER adroitly concluding his scraping— ^ The SIIAV'D with the loss of her whiskers escaping ! The Monkey in Triumph the Parlour now sought, And Cat and bright BOOT to a company brought, Who saw what this hartver had then been about, And hail'd his essay with a rapturous shout Of mirthful surprize, r—- the strange incident backing] Tbe merits of WAURKS'S unparallel'd Plucking. Tbik Easy Shining and Brilliant BLACKING, Prepared by WHAT do you think, Mr. Editor, of the liberties which are now- a days taken with, the characters and proft^ si'on of our Scottish Clergy? Are they not touched upon more frequent- ly, and discussed with less deference, than Is consistent with the respect which ought to be paid to the Members of an Ec- clesiastical Establishment? And are you not of opinion; that it is a subject much too important to be trifled with, and re- quiring on the part of those, . who attempt to point opt de- generacy in their manners, and inattention to the spiritual interests of their flocks, a degree of delicacy in the execution and honesty of intention, which I have never yet s& en em- ployed by those, who have written or conversed upon it? T shall suppose you to agree with me in the affirmative, and then we will say together, that it cannot be too much lament- ed that such a spirit is abroad— for when once the People and Pastor are'at loggerheads— like tbe Squire and Parson in the Spectator—- there's not making any thing of ( hem. No set of . beings has contributed more to this vialu f ' anin, thau the old women who, knitting their stockings and shaking their jouber- nols atone another, delight in recalling the good old times, when the Clergy did not hold up their heads as theV now do— did not keep a drawing room, or drink wine in cut decanters. Now ail this is excessively absurd—- and I jfty so to therm " If the Clergy," say I, " have acquired any additional dignity of manner, or conduct themselves so as to secure the character of Gentlemen, it is a very great improvement— and if they , can afford, to keep a drawing room, and drink wine out of cut de- canters in preference to whisky out of blue botJes, I do not see that any person has a right to interfere." But then, these acute o'd iadivs rejoin—" \ Ve only conceive a Clergyman to be a Gentleman in so far as he honourably discharges the duties of his situation ;' and when we sep a man, whose sole function iiis to act- the part ofa Christian Pastor, father, " and f iend, riding and shooting like a game keeper through. . Un-. country, attending markets to buy ami sell tattle, . and iistc • i'. tg wi h indifference to 0,' U the imprecations of drunken horse- e tiers-^ such a man, we say, s'o far, from- being a. Clergy; a or a Gentleman; is JoWcr than the ciniVac - le, a. s^ u. nev . Here I confess I am ( jutte noiip^ usid. wbilt ..- . i . Cld ladies h ave'. their breasts, aid sip their tea, an k. , t. i an air <- f triilmpb at oue anoth* f. But seriously, it mihl be regretted, cii. it this iUat rttUurk recert w vach"' t& ttibvtmw iKm fact-.. FOR PUBLIC SALE, THE HULLS OF A NEW BRIG AND SCHOONER, LATELY LAUNCHED, r, he sold bv nubile roun. on Saturday 22d June, at 6 o'clock I IRELAND. fcisTRESS OF THE POOIl, Tiie accounts received to dav from the West, fognrd- intr tiie sufferings of the people ffoin a deficiency of food, are deplorable. In the county of Mavo. one cars of star- vation has actually occurred ; and the great mass ofthe peasantry are unable to procure a sufficiency to pre- serve animal existence. It does not appear that there is any absolute scarcity of provisions, but trie potatoes be- ing corlsttmed, they Can only be procured in the market, and there is no moncv to purchase. Oatmeal is quoted in CastleW at 20s per Ou t. or about 2d. per lb. Two pounds of meal will support a man for one dav. Beef is quoted at 4- d. per lb. These prices show that it is the scarcity of money, and not of food, which distresses the people. On the 1 st of . Mav a meeting was held at West- port for relieving the poor, and the sum of .4* 800 Was subscribed, of which the Marquis of Sligo contributed £ 320. Front Galwav we learn that " every moment increases more and more the distress of the poor. ' 1 hat it is not to a general deficiency that this extreme necessity has arisen ia evident by thc prices in distant markets, but to the unpropitiouS weather ill this part of the kingdom last Year; thousands who sowed every season sufficient for their domestic consumption, ow ing to the failure of their crops, are now sent destitute to roam in Search of food, tmd hundreds die along the coast from the effects of eat- ing shell- fish and a species of sea- weed which they endea- vour to subsist upon. That tliere is plenty of nutritious food in the cotintry the stocks in the. hands of factors de- clare ; but thc want of employment, and 110 money in circulation, prevent the poor from obtaining relief." In the West county of Clare, many families are actually Jiving on the poultry, and limiting themselves to a hen or n duck in the * 21r hours, joined to whatever adventitious aid chance may afford. There are families in this qtiar ter, who never knew or felt want, and who are ashamed of making it public, pining away in private. Tiie pa- tience of this afflicted people is unem- alled in the history of mankind, dying of hunger, without committing any excess worthy of notice. A Soup kitchen has been esta- blished at Rnnis for supplying the poor, and its utility will extend in proportion to the amount of subscriptions. In Limerick the fever is increasing, and it is said to be very virulent : several have died in the hospital with- in these few days. In, the northern counties there is no appearance of dis- tress of any kind. The Armagh Volunteer says, " We Sre convinced that tiie quantity of meal now in store iu the northern comities would, of itself, afford a sufficiency for next year's supply, if even a total failure were to oc- cur in the oat erop of this season." The state of what i » termed the ' famine' in Ireland sterns to be this— the poorer classes In the west and south rely on the potatoe crop for their sole subsistence. Any money the? earn defrays their rent And clothes. The crop failed fcist season in consequence of rain and floods - there is no demand for labour in the country, and hence the people cannot obtain money to purchase other kinds r. f food. To relieve them from this sad state of Wretchedness, it is necessary to create a demand for la- tiour, a nil we learn that the Government is willing to rtdyante a large sum for the erection or repair of public works, such as roads, bridges, harbours, & e. in con- junction with wrljstriptions from those more immediately interested in such undertakings. There is no other prac- tical mode of employing the poor, with national advan- tage, and we trust that the great landed proprietors, with the clergy and gentry, will come forward liberally on this distressing occasion. In London meetings have been > K; 1I\ for this purpose, and wr doubt large subscriptions will be obtained iron* that quarter,— Dublin Journal. - 1J ARCHUISUOP OF ARMAGH. ( The follow i « g. molar, clwilv particulars are given in the Observe? relative to the death of this prelate.)— A mora- SS- ter/^ ialfo'^ CM¥: Jones, was so satisfactory, that the Coroner deemed an inquest oiHiceessary.") It appears that the Archbishop had been for some time afflicted with an attack of the gout, together . with a sliffht cold; !> nt his indisposition was not considered of a serWnis nature : indeed, so little apjrttliensiorw did then exist of any dangerous c » r> sequeriees resulting from his 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 Ihil- forif, w ho wrote a prescription for a draught, which was immediately sent to the shop of Mr. Jones, the apo- thecary in Mount Street, in order that it might be pre- pared." His Lordship having expressed some impatience that the- drtfffghs had noi arrived, Mrs. Stuart inquired of the servants if it liad come; and being answered in the affirmative, she desired that 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, togetlier with a two- ounce phial of laudanum for" hra own use and which he was in the habit of taking occasionally, in small quantities, for a disease with which lie was afflicted. Most unluckily, in the hurry of the moment, instead of giving the draught intended for the Archbishop, he accidentally substituted the bottle which contained tire laudanum. The undcr- bntler instantly carried it to Mrs. Sttrart, without exa- mination, and that ladv not having a doubt that it was the irfcdicrive which had been recommended by Sir Henry Ilalford, poured it into a glass and gave it to her hus- band. 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 distraction.— So much was she under thc influence of terror in the first instance, that instead of taking the direct course to Mr. Jones's house, through ( iihb's stable- yard, she ran tip Bonnetl's stable- yard, wlicre 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 explained the cause of her agitation. Mr. Jones was fortunately at home, and' having procured the usual antidotes, lost not a moment in accompanying 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 couM suggest, to remove the poison from the stomach ; all, however, without effect. Sir Henry I lalford and Dr. Baillie were sent for in every possible direction, and at length the former arriv- ed and was soon afterwards followed by the latter.— These gentlemen added their efforts to those of Mr. Jones's, l> « t we lmnent to state with as litttle success. The quantity of the deadly poison tt\ is too great to ad- mit of its destructive ctfccts being obviated, and at half- past four o'clock the heart- rending scene was closed by the death of their patient. Sir Henry Haii'orJ, cm quitirug Mrs. Stuart, pro- ceeded in his carriage to bis- Majestv, and informed him ofthe melancholy event. The deceased was the fifth voiuigest and last surviving sort of John Earl of Bute. He was translated from the sec of St. David's to the primai- v ot Ireland in December 1800. 1 Irt remains of his Lords- hip are to be interred in the family mausoleum of the Earl of Bute, at Luton, in Bedfordshire. THE. VACANT SKES IN IRELAND. We cxtract the following Tetter from the Morning Chronicle. The account it gives of the Irish bishoprics, will be found to be almost literally the sonte with that given m our paper of ' J211 Deeerwber last. — SciUntan irl ft— The aitcBfiot^ of the Eu- gfisfi public, no less- than tht Irish, is anxiously attracted at this moment to the conduct that Ministers will pursue cptm .... . - brothers- of Lords Bute and MiJdiefonr and of T) r_ O'Beirne ( promoted by the Duke of Portland as a re- ward for a political pamphlet) who were the fortunate holders of thc sees of Armagh, Cashel, and Mcath.— Rumour has stated that the families of Beresford ant! Trench are candidates upon the occasion ; and it is feared, in conseaiience of certain refractory country gentlemen having become troublesome, and the rise of the value of votes m the market, that has, therefore, taken place, that Ministers will not venture to refuse their applica- tions. Lord George Beresford on \\ ednesday night hurried from Dfifry- lane, ill the full Uniform in which lie attended the King to the play, in order to swell the division against Mr. Leonard's motion ! But whatever demands these families, on the score of such valuable parliamentary services and geiieralclccttoneering exertions, may possess— surely two Beresfords, now on the bench, with enormously large temporalities, in income, fines, and patronage ( one of them having had a mitre thrust upon li'S head when a mere stripling, aud another being already an Archbishop and Primate), may consider themselves well paid. And Dr. Trench can have no reason to complain— himself, Archbishop of Tuiftn, and his brother ( Lord Clancartv) having lieen the famous pluralist, but non- resident Postmaster- Gerieral during his luc- tive emhossadc in the Netherlands ! The extraordinary event of three great sees being vacant at once, presents a favourable opportunity to re gulate their monstrous revenues— a measure called for alike by a due regard to the soundest interests of religion, and the security of the best principles of constitutional liberty. The Protestant Establishment in Ireland fonns an almost inexhaustible fund for parliamentary corruption, and it is one particularly agreeable to Ministers, as it is very much out of* the sight of the British public. It is. therefore, frequently used for this convenient purpose with no regard to decency. Thus, a Lieutenant in the Navy has been an Archbishop— a Member ofthe Im- perial House of Commons, a Dean— a Proprietor and 1 believe Editor of a Newspaper, a Chancellor of a Diocese— and an Aid de Camp, a rich Rector. And all this in times when " moral considerations," have been impudently pretended to influence Government by one member of it, who unhappily, has had too large a share ill the councils that have prevailed in Ireland. If the astonishing magnitude of the endowment of thc Irish hierarchy were known to the people of England, it cannot be doubted but that various considerations would produce such a reform in the division of its revenues, as, without subtracting any portion of property from the church, would prevent for ever the recurrence of the pernicious abuse to which it now gives occasion. It is calculated, if Armagh should fall to the lot ofa man of the age ofthe younger Beresford, when he was conse- cratcd Bishop of Raplio.-, and he should run his life against thc lessees, that its annual income would be little short of L. 110,000 ! It commands besides the reprc sentation of the rotten citv of Armagh, without any op- position. Cashel and Mcath equally require regulation, as well as all the others ( excepting, perhaps two), when their seats shall be void. The annual income of Deri Kilmore, Waterford, and Cloghcr, if out of lease, it is computed would be upon an average L. 100,000 each. The practice that has prevailed is to grant leases upon the ancient rents, for 21 years, and renew every third and seventh year, in consideration of fines. The late Bishop ofClogher, the Cambridge tutor ofthat eminent Statesman, Lord Westmorland, left L. 300,000 to his family, accumulated from these fines— not one farthing of which will again find its way into poor starving Ire- land ! The greater part of thc Irish sees are enjoyed by the families of tiie Marquises of Waterford and Ely, Lords Northland, Calcdon, Roden, Houth, Kilkenny, Bal- carras, Mayo, & c. & c. Among whom one looks in vain for a single distinguished scholar, or celebrated divine. The Bishops possess a patronage greater iu value than that of all the English Bishops and the Lord^ l^ anj are ten times more numerous and valuable than those he has to bestow iu England. Ofthe Bishops livings in Ireland, there, are about 1500, and of the Ministers 300. A lienefice among them not exceeding L. 500 per annum is not known— many arc L 1500; and not a lew in every diocese from two to four thousand pounds.— The Deaneries, & c. & c. in the gift of the Crown, are of great value. These good things are divided among the brothers, sous, and cousins of the patrons, and the parliamentary supporters of administration. It cannot lie difficult upon these statements to pcr- ccive, that if it were wished to uphold the Protestant establishment in Ireland, upon any but interested mo- tives, other means are sufficiently obvious, than the continuing to oppress am! humiliate four millions of its inhabitants, who as a matter of conscience still are mem bcrs of thc communion of their forefathers.— I am, & c. PATliliE I. NFELICI FlDELIS. ECCLESIASTIC. 11. PROMOTIONS. The New Ecclesiastical Arrangements, caused by the Vacancies which have recently occurred, were finally de- termined by the Lord Lieutenant, at the audieuce on Thursday last. The following are the changes which was stated in D O our last :— The Archbishop of Dublin ( Beresford) is advanced to the Primacy. The Bishop of Raphoe ( Dr. Magee) will be Arch- bishop of Dublin. The vacant Bishopriek( Raphoe) caused by the promo- tion of Dr. Magee, is not vet filled ; we have reason to believe that the Dean of St. Patrick's will be advanced to that See* Dr. Alexander, Bishop of Down, is to be Archbishop of Cashel, and Dr. Bisset is to have the See of Down. ( Dublin Paper.) EXTRAVAGANT APPOINTMENTS OF AM- BASSADORS— MOTIONS OF MR. LENNARD and MR. WARRE. For himself he firmly believed, that influence and patron- age were the real objects and motives of all this extravagant expenditure. lie could conceive no other reason for such- en- ormous and unnecessary appointments.—- Lord Kings Speech on Ambassadors' salaries, 26th March. THERE is no practice so bad but something plausible may be said in its defence, and no reasoning, however flimsy, which will not satisfy those who are predisposed to be satisfied. But let the logic which proves so convincing in certain circles be ca « t into the world among those whose self- interest creates no prejudice in its favour; let it be dealt with by that common sense and worldly sagacity which men exercise in the manage- ment of their pi ivate concerns; let this be done, and many an orator would be stript of his power of persuasion. We have often wished that the force of what the Courier Calls Lord Londonderry's " able and satisfactory statements," were tried upon an English county meeting, or a jury of, twelve of those English yeomen or merchants, who are flourishing so much under th at Minister's wise policy, provided always that these twelve persons had no brothers, sons, or nephews quartered upon the public. The'Noble Lord.- when he saw the place- men of the Treasury mustering around him in an overpower- ing majority, found it very safe to make a blustering threat of resignation. But in- the case we have been supposing, had he staked hrs office on the efficacy of his arguments, we rather think he would have " turned his back upon himself." Mr. Lennardf argues, thatthe situation of the country ren- ders every possible retrenchment indispensable. Ministers themselves admitted this in the King's speech at the opening of the session, and are pledged to make reductions wherever they are practicable. No » v we pay at present about a quarter of a million annually for diplomatic services, including pen- sions ; md extraordiimrics, or more than twice as rrmeh as we paid in 1791. The foreign business of the nafiioiv w; ss suf Hcently well done then; ah'f? since the whole number of mis siorvs is not increased, why should not the same expense suf lice now ? Setting aside petitions aud allowances to Consul* and Secretaire alancs ofonr foreign ^ funsters have tn- * reaped from 7/?,< X> 0l to 13- 5 OQi*. or about 80 per cent. The addition was chiefly tade io 1804. vh'en we were in the hey- day of 3 factitious {' osperity^- Wheh prices high, and money. was depreciaul, not only in Britain, but to a certain degree on tire tjonntfnt. Now, however, tilings are return- ing to the level of l'-) l, both abroad and at home; with the important exception, that vie are three times more heavily taxed. When the ondition of the people, therefore, is ne- cessarily worse than n 1791, there can be no reason why per- sons that are fed outpf thc produce of their labour should be Stf per cent, better. There can he no reason why the people should staive them& dves to pamper any class of their public servants. This is reasoning which we think mi^ ht satisfy a man of plain understanding We cannot say quite so much for the answer of Lord Londonderry. The substance of his Lord ship's arguments wis, that a lower scale of allowance would degrade the honour aid dignity of the Moilarbhy, add that the Ambassadors and Eivoys themselves found the present sala- ries actually too small. This cant about honour and dignity would be ridiculous if it did not sometimes serve a mischie- vous purpose. Mr. Lennard justly asked, how the country could gain in the estimation of foreign powers by supporting its Ambassadors in a scale of the utmost extravagance, while every post brought intelligence of new and augmented distress? It would be strange if the honour and dignity of an empire should be advanced ly what would ruin the credit ofa private gentleman— by payitg its servants on a scale visibly dispro- portioned to its mean;, and to the nature of their employment. This false reasoning s the legitimate off- pring of a false course of policy. We have > eggared out selves in showering subsidies upon the nations of the Continent; anil having got our name blazoned for extrnvigance, our public functionaries think themselves degraded unless they are enabled to scatter gold in bandfuIs. So long as we take utility for our rule, we pro ceed upon clear and intelligible grounds ; but appeals to the honour and dignity ofa nation are appeals to its vanity, or to something for whirb it would be as impossible to find a standard, as to regulate the shape and motion of the ch uds. Let us get fairly mounted on the hobby of " honour and dig- nity," and no piece of extravagance will be too much for us. Lord Londonderry's argument, to jus'ify the payment of 15.3001. a- year to an Ambassador at the Hague, goes equally to justify ihe Indian Prince, who Carrying on, as Cburdin tells, a contest of mtfgiwHcenee with the Schah of Persia, thought it for his " honour and dignify** to send to the latter an Ambassador with a train- of 8000 persons, who took six months to travel from the one capital to the other. Thatthe Ambassadors themselves consider the allowances too small rather than too gieat, and that some of them spend more than they receive, is cpiite possible. There are many men who live beyond their incomes at home, and who are not likely to be cured of their folly by being placed in a conspicuous situation abroad. Every man too is inclined to be hospitable when it is not at his own expence ; and if we mean our Am- bassadors' hotels to serve as boarding houses to all our idle travellers, we may treble the amount without making it suffi cient. But an Ambassador is sent abroad to do the public business ofthe nation— not to keep a caravanserai. It might be painful to one of these persons to reduce his scale of expen- diture; but had he been living . at home upon his rents, he would have bad a much greater reduction forced upon him ; and at any rate he would find himself in no worse situation than his countrymen who lcmain at home, or those who are driven abroad in search of cheap living, and throng his table with dejected countenances. If something be due to the feel- ings of these functionaries, is nothing due to the feelings of English farmers and English proprietors, pinched to the quick by taxation ? We forget that the money which sustains the ambassadorial pageantry, is wrung in many cases by legal dis- tress from bankrupt farmers and ill- fed artizans. The ques- tion is not, whether it may not be convenient for foreign mi- nisters to spend their present large salaries, but whether we are justified in making such sumptuous allowances, when the taxes out of which they are paid are grinding the industrious classes to dust ? But let us look a little more closely into his Lordship's ar- guments. It is said that the salaries of Ambassadors must be large, to put them on a level with the best society in places where they are stationed, and especially to give them access to • hose persons who are able to afford them useful information. The 11.0001. a year, then, allowed Sir Charles Stewart, k intended, We must suppose, to put him on a level with good society in Paris. Now, in point of fact, setting aside the Royal Family, there are not more than fifteen persons in that capital who have revenues of ten thousand pounds a- year.* Of these fifteen there are probably not hve with whom he holds any in- tercourse; and of the five, perhaps not one whose communica- tions are worth a pinch of snuff. An income of one- third or one- fourth ofthe amount would have put him more on a level with t he good society of Paris ;' and so large and shewy . an establishment, if fuioes not absolutely frighten away some; persons whose means of information happens to be. greater societ'^ 1 in wfucfj3 he* shouTd have moved. A person who tra- vels with the state ofa Prince can learn little of the state of the country he passes through; and he who lives in Paris like a Nabob will know less of what is doing than a person in hum- bler circumstances. Let us conceive, for a moment, thatthe French Government were t > regulate its embassy to London ou the same principles. Who would not pity its ostentatious lolly, if it allowed the Viscount Chateaubriand 100,0001. a year, because ten or fifteen individuals who live in the Bri- tish metropolis have incomes to that amount ? So far from yielding to this profuse spirit, we are morally sure that the French Government will make a much smaller allowance to its representative in the luxurious and expensive society of Loudon, than we make to ours in the comparatively economi- cal society of Paris. Lord Clancarty, our Ambassador nt the Hague, has Li 12,500 per annum. Is this meant to bring him to the level ot Dutch society— in which saving, and even sordid habits are so prevalent, that it is difficult to find a man who spends a thousand a- year ? Even amongst the Flemings we doubt if his Lordship could, by any possible effort, collect three men at his table whose incomes are equal to his own. In reality, every person who knows any thing about Holland and the Nether- lands must be sensible, that a man with L 12,000 a year in- stead of being on a level with the society there, must rather feel like a ieviatlmn amidst a shoal of aucho\ ies. In Prussia our minister, 3 » r G. II. Hose, has L. 7,500. This is more reasonable.; tfut were it merely intended to place our repre- sentative on a footing of equality with Prussian society, a. smaller stub would suffice. Reisbeck tell us, that except a very few feudal nobles in Silesia, there were no proprietors in Prussia who had more than L. 3000 per annum. ( 30,000 florins,} and a P. ussian Minister of State had then ohly L. 1500. But the embassies to Switzerland and the United States are the masterpieces of this sort of policy. Mr. Wynn is to glitter at the rate of L. 3900 a- year iu a country where a fifteenth part of this annual in income would make an opulent man, and where he will be as much upon a level with his Swiss neighbours as St. Paul's would be if surrounded by pig- hou.- es. Mr. . Canning, the British Minister at Washington, has L. GOOO a- year— actually L. 500 more than the Head of the American government; as if our object was to shew the re- publicans. that out of our abundant prosperity we can afford to put more sap into the remotest twigs of our government, than they can put into the plain trunk of theirs. Whether the frugal Americans will feel more honoured or insulted by the presence of our splendid pensioner, w « cannot undertake to say. Neither do we know whether they Wilt be mere disposed to admire the liberality, or deride the vanity ofthe people whq starve themselves at home to stuff out these portly pageants abroad. To see the weakness of the reasoning employed to justify these enormous appointments, we have only to apply it to other cases. If the ambassadors to Spain, Austria, Russia, and the Netherlands, have L 12.000 a- year each, what should a Secretary of State have ? His duties and responsibilities are incalculably greater ; he must keep company with every illus- trious foreigner that visits our shores, and hold tip his . head among the first persons in the richest and most luxurious so- ciety in the world. Certainly, considering the dignity and im- portance of the office, the rank it requires the person who holds it to keep, and the expence it forces him to incur, he would not be overpaid with twice as much as the Ambassador receives, or L. 24.000. Vet what is the actual salary ? No more than L. 6000 ! We mig'ht refer also to the offices of Chancellor of Exchequer, Lords of the Treasury, & c., all whose salaries, cast upon a similar scale, ought immediately to be quadrupled, if there is any force in Lord Londonderry's reasoning. . _ But the United States, whose government seems raised up expressly for the confusion of the dealers in sophistry and coi> ruption, furnish the most decisive argument in favour of mo- derate salaries. The Americans, it. H universally allowed, have had their diplomatic concerns conducted with unrivalled ability; and yet they pay their first class of foreign ministers no more than 9000 dollars, or L. 2000 per annum. This shews at how moderate an expense the real business of a na- tion can be managed. So far from thinking that the affairs of the Americans sulfer from this low scale of salary, we are con- vinced that it is one reason why they are so ably conducted.-— Their minister is a man of business— ours a man of ton ;— the one is in his bureau, while the other is inthe ball room ;— the one is famous for successful negociations— the other for bril- liant entertainments and choice wines ;— the one is labouring for the solid advantage of his country—# the other is feastfngoi fiddiing- for " the honour and dignity of his/'— Scotsman, * For tfw* fact we are indebted fo Mr. Iferve's book, en- itled, ' How to enjoy Paris,"' an amusing and aceuraie little work, published iu 18 Iff. See p. 145. £ MPRD< U LLIRITAMTN^ HOUSE OF COMMONS. Mmday, May 20. Lorft A. HAMILTON presented three petition?;, bhe from the > rporafion of Wrights of Edinburgh, atiolher from a Cor- poration of Dundee. and the fch'ird from the Pwtrgesses of Perth, against the Lord Advocate's Bill tespecting Scutch Burghs. SCOTCH BURGHS. Lord A. HAMILTON7 moved that the second rrmling of the Lord Advocate's Bill relative to Scotch Rurghs be fixed for this dHy fortnight. In doing " tiiis the noble lord expressed his surprise that the second ivadihg ofthe bill had been so long delayed. ' ihe LORD ADVOCATE said he was about to inform the house on a former evening of the causes of c. elay which had occurred with regard to his bill, but he had been prevented ftom doing so by the noble lord, who caused the bouse to be counted out. He would not satisfy the noble lord on the pre- ' sent occasion, though he should be prepared to give a full ex- planation to the house hereafter. After a few words from Mr. ABERCROMBY, the second reading of . the bill was fixed according to the notice of Lord A. Hamilton. NAVIGATION BILL. Mr. WALLACE said, the bill now before them tfould have the effect of clearing and simplifying the existing law. This was proposed to be done by repealing a great variety of acts of parliament which passed from the reign of Edward III. when the first navigation laws were promulgated, down to the period of Charles II. The present measure was drawn up mt'rcly with reference, to the navigation law as it operated on the trade of this country. Tiie principles and feelings by which our own restrictive policy was so long governed had been closely imitated at diff't* rentperiods by all the continental powers. There was scarcely a state in Europe which had not endeavour- ed to turn our own system against ourselves. It became now his duty to explain the chief relaxations and provisions of the bill which it was his object to introduce. The first, he appre- hended, would very shortly meet with the approbation of all classes ; it proposed to allow foreign ships to bring goods from any port where they happened to be, provided that they belong ed to the port in question. The celebrated act of Charles H. permitted foreign goods to enter our ports eiiher in Rriti^ lt vessels, or in ships ofthat country of which they were the growth and produce. But such at that time was our dread of the rivalry of Holland, that the Dutch were debarred from the benefit of this general rule, and all importation was forbidden from Holland and the Netherlands in any ships but our own. There was certainly no reason now why Holland should not lie placed in the same situation with the rest of Europe. The next relaxation, however, was one that was not less important in its nature or possible consequences than the former. Gentle- men were, doubtless, fully aware of the great events that Were passing in South America, and of the splendid field that was there opening to commercial enterprise. What had already been made know n through accredic'ed agents seemed to hold out the most flattering prospects ; nor did the Government of the United States manifest any slowness or indisposition to avail itself of these advantages. Probably the new States in South America were by this time recognised as legitimate by the Pre- sident and Congress, and that most valuable commerce opened to the only competitiou which in that quarter could inspire us w ith the least anxiety. It was not for him, on an occasion like the present, to touch upon the reasons that might decide the question of our recognition ; but he thought it light that our law should be so far altered as to enable us in this latter case not to delay the- intercourse which might then be opened upon conditions of reciprocal advantage, and of receiving; in our ports their ships with as much freedom as ours were admitted into the ports of South America. It had also been proposed to extend one of the relaxations of our restrictive system Sp far as to allow the importation of all goods, . of whatever kind, with a view of encouraging the transit trade, and for the pur- poses of re- exportation only. The right lion, gentleman then moved, that the house do resolve itself into a committee, to consider of the laivs relating to commercial intercourse and navigation. » . Sir M, W. RIDLEY held in his hand a document, from which he could prove the difference of expense between a British and a Prussian vessel of 500 tons each. The costs of the building were— for the Prussian L5000 ; for the English L. 9000 ; the costs of insurance, of interest, of money, & c. oh the English ship, were L. 2250 ; on the Prussian L. 1000 ; making a difference nt the outset of L. 1250 against the Eng- glish vessel in the equality of the trade of both. Then came the expenses of managing vessels. and of victualling them, in which the English shi, p would have to pay 20 men 50s. each per month, and to give them good food, while the foreign one would have to pay only 25s. per month to its seamen, and to feed them with stock fish and black bread ; which left a balance against the English one of at least L. 270 ; which, altogether. a^ ir '•*-: — - — JVIr. HTCARDO said, lie was not so much wedded tri old opinions ns his Hon. frii- nj near him ( a luuuh). He would support the bill, for his onlv complaint was that it went not far enough. He hoped ihe Right Hon. Gentleman would go on in the same course. M. BROUGIlAMsald, he recognised in the hill a portion, though a very minute portion, of the improvement in our law which had often hcen recommended from liis side of the house. Finding that relaxation liad begun on a point where it was not natural to have expected it, he had no doubt that some farther relaxations would take place on those points where a liberal pol cy was more manifestly the interest ofthe merchant. The hill was read clause hy clause and agreed 10. The raport was ordered to be received on Wednesday. Tuesday, May 21. . SCOTCH POS I'M ASTER GENER AL. Sir 11. FE. R'G! JSON postponed, until the' 4ih of June, his motion respecting thc Postmaster- General in " Scotland. SCOTCH WHISKY. Petitions were presented praying for ihe repeal of Ihe re- strictions 011 Ihe exportation of whisky from Scotland, from the county of Dumbarton, fioin the barley growers and others of the couutv of Ayr, and from the county of Stirling. THE LATE DUEL IN SCOTLAND. Mr. A BERCROMBY, seeing thc I. earned Lord ( the Lord Advocate) in lus place, wished to ask him a question. It would be in the recollection of the house that he ( Mr. A ) yesterday asked the Learned Lord, as the public prosecutor tor" Sfeotland, when Mr. Stuart's trial was to take plaee. The Learned Lord replitd. that as far as depended on him, the trial would come on on the 3-. 1 of June, for which day it was filed ; but that the Judges had the power and might postpone it. After this state- ment. the house wo ild learn with surprise, that the trial had been postponed— not by the Judges— not for the public con- venience-— but for the convenience of Ihe Solicitor- General, who had only arrived five days before from England. The Learned Lord must have been been in communication with the Solicitor- General, anil therefore he ( Mr. A.) was at a Joss to know whether that gentleman took upon himself to postpone the trial, or whether it was done with the concurrence ofthe I- earneti Lord, if the latter were the case, he did not know how to reconcile it with the answer given by the I. eamcd Lord yesterday. Mr. Stuart had done every thing in his power to bring on his trial, but from what had taken place he had not now any security that it would take place on tile loth Julie, to which day it was postponed. Tin/ LOUD ADVOCATE answered in so low alone that he was for the most part inaudible io the gallery. Wo. under- stood him lo say, that as far as depended on biro, the trial would take place on the 10th June. IRISH CIVIL LIST. Mr. HUME rose to call the attention of the house to the Irish civil list, and proceeded to point out a number of pen- sions and retired allowance, which, he contended, might be greatly reduced, and a saving of L. 15.000 a year might he made on the whole expenditure. He coududed bv moving for returns of all pensions and . retired allowances paid out of the Exchequer and consolidated fund, ou account of the civil list of Ireland. Lord LONDONDERRY said he would not oppose the motion of the honourable gentleman, hut must complain of him for going inio statements of extraneous matter, only cal- culated to deceive and mislead the country during the interval which must take place before they could be explained, as well as consuming the time of the house, which might be so much better employed. Wednesday, May 22. The Speaker counted the House at four o'clock, when there appeared but thirty- six . Members present, and they forthwith adjourned till to- morrow. Thursday, May 23. NAVIGATION LAWS AMENDMENT B1I. L. Mr. WALLACE moved the Order of Ihe Day for receiv- ing the Report of ibe Navigation Laws Amendment Bill. Mr. ROBERTSON objected to the Bill as injurious, not only to commerce and agriculture, but also to the general in- dustry ofthe country.—[ The Hon. Member spoke in so low a tone as to be scarcely audible in the Gallery.] After a few words from Mr. Davenport and Mr. D. Browne, Mr. WALLACE rose lo support the Bill. lie could not • onceive by what process of argument it could he shewn that the measure was fraught with injury, either to our manufac , , uring, our auru- uliiiral. or our commercial interests. Sir T. LE l'ff BHIlXrE made some observations upon the measure ; and aitded, tlmt as the Bill was not to be read a third time until after the Holidays, he should, in Ihe mean time, tivrn it in his mind-, and arrange his- opinions upon it. The Repoit. w » s then brought uj-., the Ameudamils Were fegfeea to, and ihe Bill was 6rik! rc. l to bo read a tliird time oc Thursday next; IYda$, May 2 k A htimber of petitions were presented from the owners and occitpiers of land, conijllaining of the increase of agricultural distress. Sir T. i. ETHBRtDok presented n petition from the c tinty of 0 xford, and another from the neighbourhood of Cirencest: ci*. to the like effect. The Hon. B inihot said that he was ashamed to irespass on the House, havingsa often oc- cupied lis attention on the subject of agricultural distress.-— He entreated the House and the Government to attend to the situation of the agricultural body: distress was felt * rom one end of the cotlntry to the other. If the complaints of that body were not heatd in one way, they would force themselves id another. He trusted tluit Minister would attend to them be- fore it was too late. Nothing had been yet done to conciliate them. lie called upon Ministers to pause, and not to proceed with meo. si. irbs to Which the public mind and the public interests were opposed. After a few words frritn General GAscotgne. Mr. Curwen, and the Marquis of Londonderry, on a point of form, the petitions were ordered to lie on the table; Mr. CURWEN trusted, that the corn lull discussion woul I not be pressed to- night, as there had jroiie forth an understand- ing, that it was not to come forward this evening. Several ftlembers were absent, on the faith of such understanding. Lord LONDONDERRY consented to postpone the thuil reading ofthe bill till Monday se'enni rht. NAVAL AND MILITARY PENSION'S. On the motion of the CHANCELLOR ofthe EXCHE- QUER, the House resolved itself into a Committee on this subject— the substance of which will be found in another part of this paper. The House adjourned till Thursday next. GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Tuesday, May 21. QUALIFICATIONS OF STUDENTS OF DIVINITY. Principal Baird read the report of the Committee on * lie overture regarding this subject, from the Presbytery of Glas- gow. jo which the Committee stated, that they had collected os far as they cpuld the sense'of the Church upon the matter, by a private correspondence with the clergy, and from the result of these inquiries, they were persuaded that it. was in general unfavourable to the period of attendance in the Hall, which the overture required, as they were unaware of any evil occasioned by the present system ; that if any alteration should be sanctioned by the Presbyteries, it would only'extend to one session of regular attendance ; that several most respectable presbyteries wished the attendance to extend to two sessions.; butthe Committee thought there was great probability that there would be too few returns from the' presbyteries to confer on the Assembly the power of enacting even tins. r\' he Committee therefore thought, that the yielding to the overture would lead to no good practical result : That if, however the overture were to be transmitted to the presbyteries that i « . should con- tain the following alterations : — 1st, That a full course of lan- guages and philosophy, as est iblished, should be attended in separate sessions, and that the mathematical class should be attended at least one year before entrance on ihe natural philosophy ; 2d, That, the student. Ivefor^ enrolment in tbet Hall, should be previously examined by the presbytery i't* whose bounds her, sides, in the fbregoi g course of studies; 5d, That the following plans of attendance at the Hall he optional— 1st, Three regular sessions, an one irregular ; two regular and three irregular; or one regular and five irregular- that the Church history be attended e; ch regular session, au< l Hebrew at least two sessions. This was the substance- of the report read by the Rev. Principal, who. before sitting dowrf, moved, " That the report be taken under consideration to- morrow, and that any other members of the Committee who chose might be allowed to deliver their opirHohs upon it." It was agreed that the report should be considered to- morrow. The Assembly then took into consideration a petition from Dr. Mack night, relative to a reference from the Presbytery of Edinburgh. The case originated in a resolution adopted by that presbytery, that before the publication of banns, the par-* ties should be required to present a certificate, from an elder, stating, that he was satisfied they were not within the for- bidden degress of cirosafrguhvify. An application had been made to hlr. Anderson, elder in Lady Tester's, for a certifi- cate to th: s effect, which had been refused by that gentleman, on account of the near relationship of the parties, the woman being the niece of'the first wife of the applicant. A meenn* of the Kirk Session having been calh d to consider the case* they agreed in referring it to the Presbytery, by whom e filial reference was made to the General Assembly. After Mr. Lyon, one of the members of the Kirk Session of Latiy Yester's, had been heard in theirflStfence, Principal Nieoit moved, that the matter be referred to a committee " of members, which was agreed to. the commlue* tKtng appointed to meet on Thursday morning, at eight o'clock. The Assembly next considered the petition ofthe Rev. Geo. Bell Brand, Minister of the Chapel of Ease in Dunfermline, with a reference from the Synod of Fife, relative to the appoint- ment of elders in the said chapel. This related to a complaint brouffht by the Minister of thfe cbapel ogainst the Kir, k Session of Dunfermline; for refusion to appoint him elders to assist him in his ministerial duties from among the hearers of his own chapel. . Mr. Brand and the. Rev. Peter Chalmers, one of the mem* hers of the Kiik Session, being heard for the object of the pe- tition, and a short discussion having taken place, Principal Nicoll observed, that the appeal was not made from a refusal ofthe Kirk Session to appoint elders for the Chapel of Ease front among the hearers, but from the answer to the first petition of the Minister and Managers ot the chape/, by which they granted their lequest for elders, without stating whether they would . appoint hem from the chapel or not. He would therefore move, that this sentence ofthe Ses- ioti of December last, which was the only one before them, be affirmed. Dr. Cook suggested, in addition to this, that the afrirma* tioiv should be accompanied with a recominendatiob to the- Kirk Session to appoint: elders for the chapel out of its own hearers* Sir Henry Monerieff observed, that they had repeatedly h=. d the whole population of Dunfermline brought before them iu a state of contention. He would second the motion of Dr. Cook, that the Assembly recommend to them to appoint elders to the chapel out of its own hearers. This was the only thing that would allay those heats which had now prevailed among them for forty years, ( hear, hear, and agreed). After a few Other remarks from some ofthe members, the Assembly unanimously agreed to affirm toe sentence of the Kirk Session of 16th December last, brought under review by the reference from the S) noi and also to recommend to the Kirk Session of Dunfermline to lose no time in augmenting the number of their members, so as to aflord competent assis- tance to the minister of the CLnpel . of Ease in the discharge of his ministerial duty, and particularly in dispensing tiie . sacra- ment of the Lord's, Sapper ; and un inimously detiare, ibat it is quite to'mpetent for the K'< k Session oi' Dunfermline, if they see it expedient, to select a certain number of thc persons to be ordained elders from the members of the same chapel. Wednesday, May 22. The overture from the presbytery of Aberdeen, resfrectin'* pauper lurtatics, was culled for and read. After some conver- sation it was referred to a committee. Principal Baird rose- and proposed, that Ihe . Assembly - Oio'. il; l take iuto consideration the report of the committee on ihe over- ture from the presbytery of Glasgow relative to the studies to be pursued by theological students ; he also proposed that, t member of the committee of she presbytery of Glasgow should be heard on the subject. He begged leave therefore lo suggest that Dr. Chalmers should be heard in regard tuthc- report, f hear, hear.) The report of the rnmmitiee was rtien read, after which tho Assembly agreed to hear Dr. Chalmers in its defenqe. Dr. Chalmers then rose; but spoke in so low irt « ie, that for some minutes he was inaudible in the gallery. We understood him to thank the Assembly for the favour they had " ranted him, and that l- e woultTonlv occupy their time a few minutes. Although he differed in opinion from the majority of Ihe com- mittee, that the repor- did not go farenough, yet he was happy the subject was taken up, as lie thought it was high time that something should be done in regard tu this question. Vthiia so much knowledge and information is demanded by other sciences, they ought surely to be demanded for a science whirl* w as of the greatest importance to the happiness and well being; of mankind. Dr. Mearns thought thcrowmp serious objections to the adop-- tion of the measure proposed, which, if agreed to, would cot oft'many ofthe most useful members of tho church, by de- priving of their privileges a great number of parochial school- masters— a class of men wlio wc- eso well qualified . bv their in- tercourse with the people to maintain the spirit of religious leering among them It would also operate against tutors in gentlemen's families, and he was afraid against the' interest of religion itself. He concluded by suggesting that there should be no alteralion of the pre ent law. Dr. Irvine spoke shoitly in favour ofthe report. Dr. Cook thought that the Church tvas indebted to the very learned Doctor for the lubaiir he had l- estowed on this subject. He conceived that great advantages would result to the Chureli were the present laws amended, and that were ihe proposed regular attendance of students enforced it would tend to raisa her character; but he wivs afraid that to this extent they could not go at present. ;> s presbyteries would not Bare.- to the plan. Jle would noi, however, dismiss this gleat question as one of little importance, but thought that something towards improve- ment might be attempted, and would propose, ttui wbva \ jfrr njj trier. nti? enrolled. the Professor of Divinity sliouiii pbint out tho woiks they should rend, and after the first year they should frequently examine them as to their knowledge and at- tainments, so that at the expiry of their studies he would be able to give them such recommendation as their talent? deserved.— lie conceived that there could be no harm in submitting ati overture such as he had alluded to, and concluded by making a motion to that effect. Sir II. MoncrieiTliad bo doubt flint there were many admit- ted to tbe Chttreh who, from their attainments, were unfit for the situation they aspired, and he did not know a greater ca- lamity. that, by opening a door to admit ignorant men into the Vliurch. I le did not think that the Assembly should agree to the present overture, but that a committee should be appointed, nnd give in their rooort to next General Assembly ; and that the committee should include some ofthe ritost intelligent mem- bers of the - Church. After some remarks by other members, Principal Nicoll rose, to bring this question to a conclusion. As the Assembly were all of otic mind, that the overture should not tip adopted, he should propose that the report bo approved " of. hut that it was at present inexpedient, lie also' proposed ililt tho Committee should be re- appointed, and draw up a re- port. to be submitted to next Assembly. After some ftrthcr observations', by different members, Dr. Mearns again ruse and moved, " That the General Asssinbly approve of the report of the committee, find it expedient to transmit the overture engrossed in the said rep irt in its pre- sent state, but sensible of the very great importance of the sub- ject to which it refers, they renew the appointment of the com- mittee, with instructions to bestow still farther consideration on Ibis matter, to correspond with the different Presbyteries of the Church and Professors of Divinity in the different Universities, arid to report to next Assembly." The Assembly unanimous- ly agreed to this motion. Several new members were added to the committee. Tlie Assembly ( hen took into consideration the petition ( if JUr. James Bremner, minister of Walls and Flotts, appellant, against a sentence of the Synod of Orkney, of 2t! d August 1921. Parties having been fully heard, the Assembly agreed to dismiss the appeal, and to affirm the sentence of the Synod. Thursday, May 23. CATIIOMC TATRONS. The Assembly had transmitted to them from their Com- mittee of Bills, the petition of Mr. Donald Fruser. and other tnembersof the Presbytery of Inverness, appellants, against a sentence of the Synod of Moray, of date the g3d April last, re. f rring the presentation to the parish of Kiltar'ity to this As- sembly. Mr. Jeffrey was first heard on the part nf the appellants. He said, a presentation had been tendered to the Presbytery « f Inverness, appointing the Rev. Colin Fraser as minister to the parish of Kiltarlity. The presentaiinn came op* nly and avowedly from a Roman Catholic patron. The question to which this circumstance gav rise naturally placed the Presby- tery in a situation of some difficulty. The Presbytery, after consideration, came to a resolution, in consequence of us im- portance to the Protestant Church, to do nothing in the mat- ter without due consideration. The Presbytery, unable to ex- tricate themselves from the difficulty, at length appealed to the Synod of Moray for information how to proceed. In the mean- time. some zealous inhabitants in the parish of Kiltarlity. tak- ing alarm at the report which had gone abroad, ofa minister being appointed to them by a Roman Catholic patron, ref- rred the c.. e over to the civil court. The Court of Session found that the parishioners h# d no interest ( title) in the presentation. In consequence, however, of this action in the Court of Ses- sion. tbe proceedings of the Presbytery had been stopped by interdict, and after sentence a long argumentative epistle was forwarded to the Presbytery by one of the agents for the parties. T'le result of this litigation v as, that the pre sby'. erv discover a title in themselves to the presentation, jure devotuto. in conse- qoenceof the six months* delay which had taken place, during which time no presentation either from the patron, or in hlsde fault the King, had < ie facto been moderated. Tiie presby- tery therefore determined on advocating their casein tbe Court of Session, the previous judgment of which was only in respect of the parishioners, and in nowise to tbe prejudice of the^ Vs < ierolutum of the Presbytery. The Presbytery did in fact raise a declarator of action in the civil court. The Synod, however, proceeded with the appeal which had been made to that body, and decided to refer the case to the General Assembly for its advice. Both parties protested against this decision at the time, on tbe ground that this was a civil question, involving the title to the presentation : and the presbytery had in fact » i « t only raided the declaration of action, but determined on applying to this house for funds to enable them to try the question. The grounds therefore on which he rested the case of the Presbytery were, that this was a matter of civil and not of ecclesiastical cognisance ; that inasmuch as this was a question in which they cou\ d not interfere withojut prejudicing his cause in the civil court, he appealed from the reference of the Synod ; but inasmuch as the cause in question was one which intimately concerned the rights ofthe Protestant church, he was in* tr uct- to apply to that Assembly for f, u> ds to enable the Presby- tery to carry on its action in the civil court. ilr. Cockburn then addressed the bouse on tho part of tbe petitioners. The plain matter of fact was, that the patron was certainly a Catholic minor, who. in the exercise of his undoubt- ed civil right, had. by and with the advice of his guardians, xiominated a Protestant presentee to the parish of Kiltarlity ; which presentation had been received " and sustained." The sentence had been thus entered in the original minutes, in which stf » te extracts from them had been furnished to litigants ; Taut some months afterw; • : 1s, when it would have been very convenient for the reverend Presbytery, had this decision been never recorded, it was thought proper, for what reason they had yet to learn, to erase the words " and sustain" and " forth- with." This he should l> e able to prove; but even allowing that the word ** receive" had stood independently of the era- sure, he imagined that was quite enough for their purpose, so long as they li received the presentation." The erasure was at- tributed to the blundering of the clerk, but he apprehended a better reason rould be assigned for it. He was fully inclined to allowed the reverend Presbytery the merit of his learned brother. Finding themcelves abom to be Called to an account by the Superior Ecclesiastical Court for the irregularity of their conduct, they had raised the action in tbe Civil Court, for the purpose of sisting proceeding in this. The action, how- ever. might never take place ; > t could not be forced into Court by any other party than that which had raised the declarator. * Mr. Gordon, on tbe part of the other respondents, went over most ofthe same arguments. Mr. Jeffrey shortly replied. The parties having withdrawn, the Assembly sustained the reference from the Synod of Moray, and proceeded to argue upon its merits. Sir John Cor. nrll explained tho part he hnd taken in ibis business. He had been consulted by the Presbytery of Kil- tarlity, as counsel, and had given them his opinion, which was favourable to sustaining the presentation. ITp had since tieen employed in the capacity « > f Advocate by the other party ithe Patron); and being a party, should decline the office of a Judge upon the present occasion. He contented himself with bare explanation, and should neither express an opinion, nor vote upon the present case. Principal Taylor addressed the house, and cited a number of precedents to authorise what he seemingly wished to be the course taken by the house in this instance, viz. to delay pro- ceeding and await the determination of the case before the civil court. Mr. Garment, late of Glasgow, now of Ross- shire, thenad- tlrtKsed the Assembly at considerable length, against the danger ef Popish patrons appointing Protestant " representatives" in the Presbytetian Church. lie spoke of tbe Glasgow Radi cals— the peril he had undergone, because the Radicals were not partial to popular Ministers— he had had a poniard pointed at his bosom. The Radicals, however, he said, had no objec- tion to Catholies. If this presentation were sanctioned, the Country would be " overrun" with Papists, ( loud laughter J Principal Nicol. then moved, 41 That the Assembly reverse thespntence of the Presbytery of Inverness, passed onthe 18th April last, as inconsistent with their former proceedings, which vested important rights in the person of Mr. Colin Fraser, the Presentee ; atid find, that whatever might be fit and expedient to be done in those cir- cumstances. there exist in hoc statu no ecclesiastical bar to give effect to the presentation In favour of Mr. Colin Fraser, and instruct the Presbytery to proceed in the settlement with all convenient speed." Mr. James MoncriefTspoke in favour of tbe Catholic Ques- tion. and opposed this motion, as did Mr. \ V. Inglis. Mr. John Hope replied. A motion was then made by Mr. David Dickson. V That " the General Assembly dismiss the appeal against the sentence or" the Presbytery of Inverness ; and recommend to the said Presbytery to delay proceeding in the settlement of Mr. Colin Fraser. in the parish of Kiltarlity. till the presentation issued in his favour by John Morrison of Auchtertoul, as Commis- sioner of Mr. Fraser of Lovat. is decided in the Civil Court; and also recon mend to the Presbytery to use all diligence in fringing that question to a decision." This motion having been seconded, the votes were called, when there appeared— For tho 1st motion, - For the 2d do. 56 Majority in favour of sustaining the presentation - 40 The General Assembly did accordingly forthwith find and instruct in terms of the said first motion. Friday, May 24. Tltls day tbe Assembly met at eleven o'clock, and, after the rending of the minute of last sederunt, they called for the re- | port of the Committee on the reference from the Presbytery of j l) umbliine, and next for tiiat of the Cotrimittee on Chapels of jSasp. , ; . . Dr. Meiklejohd, in laying tbe report on the table, . observ- ed, that the Committee wetpe unanimous with regard to the propriety of all the proposed . erections; There was only, one article in tht aritarigeitieiits. that had been submitted to them, regarding the C, ha| iel. of. Ease in St. John's, on which there had been any difference <,) f opinion. This article proposed that, the collections to be made at the doors of that chapel should be : applied by tlie Treasurer of the Kirk Session exclusively to the relief of the poor of that parish, with , liberty of applying extra- ordinary collections, agreeably to existing arrangements be- tween the Magistrates rif Ghasgovir and the Kirk Session^ which article they agreed to refer to the consideration of the Assem- bly. On the question being put, if the petitioner Had any de- fence to make in support of this article, Dr. Chalmers rose, and entered into a long defence, in sup- port of it. Principal Taylor Went at con: Merable length into the details of the history of the ancient . parochial divisions of Glasgow, and the different modes that formerly existed of supplying the poor, and he then proceeded to point out the grounds of his objections to I)' r. Chalmers' plan, the principal of which was the itnequal population of the different parishes, and conclud- ed with expressing it as, his* opinion, that the collections should be uritler the control of the Magistrates* to be applied to the relief of the parishes " by distinct allotments. There being no other Member who opposed the article, it was, after having undergone a slight verbal alteration, unani mously agreed to. The Assembly next called for the report of the Committee upon fhe quarto edition of the Gaelic Bible, which was read, and l) r. Irvine heard upon the subject. The Assembly re- newed the appointment of the Committee, with instructions to consider the best method for carrying On the translation now- in progress under { lie superintendence of the Directors. Certain names were then added to the Committee. The Assembly had next transmitted to them the petition of Mr. Fleming. Minister of Neilston, dissenter and Complainei against m sentence of the Presbytery of Paisley, of" 2^ d Apri! last, respecting church accommodation. Parties being called, there appeared for himself Mr. Fleming, and for the Presby- tery Mr. Geddes and Mr. Brown, members of the Presbytery. Parries having been heard and removed, the Assembly agreed to dismiss the iissent and complaint, and affirm the sentence of the Presbytery. The Assembly then adjourned till to- morrow morning at eleven o'clock. Saturday, May 25. The minutes of last meeting being read, the Assembly called for the report of the Committee on public accounts, which was ordered to lie on the table till Monday next~ for that of tbe Committee appointed to bring in a nomination of the commis- sion ofthe Assembly, and to prepare instructions to them — and for that of the Committee. for Revising the Royal bounty re- cord, after which a Committee was appointed for revising the Royal bounty for the present year. The Committees appointed to revise the Synod books of Aberdeen, of Orkney, and of Merse and Tiviotdale, then gave in their separate reports, and the books were ordered to be attested. Sir Henry MoncreiflT, Collector of the Ministers* Widows' Fund, gave in the report of its Trustees, and, on a motion made by Dr. Nicoll, and unanimously agreed to, the cordial . hanks of the Assembly tvere given him ( Sir H.) from the chair, for the zeal, diligence, and fidelity, with which he had dis. charged the duties of his office. Dr. Meiklejohn then gave in the report upon parochial re- gisters, and a new Committee was appointed to take this sub- ject into their consideration. The Assembly next called for the report of the Committee on thefiars of grain, which was given in by Dr. Nicoli, Con- vener of the Committee, who was heard at some length upon the subject. The As embly renewed the appointment ofthe Committee, and remitted to their consideration the letter con- tained in the report, with instructions to transmit it to the Con veners of the different counties in Scotland. The Procurator then put into the bands of the Clerk a communication, which was read by him, intimating, that he considered it proper, as many members had been led to suppose that he meiitt to- resign his office as Procurator for the Church during this Assembly, that he had no intention of so doing. The Procurator next stated to the Assembly, that the late Peter Bruce, F. sq. Circuit Judge from Cbittow, in the Presi- dency of Madras had bequeathed to the Assembly a sum of money, the amount of which he could not take upon him to state, but which he conceived to be considerable ; the interest of which sum was to be paid to the mother and brother of the said Peter Bruce during their life time, and the principal sum to be thereafter at the disposal of the General Assembly, for benevolent purposes. It was then agreed to, that a power of attorney should be made out in favour of Mr. David IJill, by w hom the papers relative to the legacy had been conveyed, and of the Advocate- General at Madras, for the time being; and tluy appoint a Committee for the consideration of this matter, wiih instructions to take such legal advice as they should deem necessary, as to the validity of Mr. Bruce's will, and as to the steps to be taken, if advised that the will was valid. Lord Meadowbank then communicated to the Assembly that the sum of s£ 20,000 had been granted some time ago by the House of Commons to the Assembly, and moved for the ap- pointment of a Committee to have the above sum made good, which was agreed to. The Assembly next called for the report of the Committee on tbe Canada petition for additional churches, which was made by Dr. Mearns, and the Committee re- appointed. The Assembly had next transmitted to them the petition of Mr. John Marshall, one of the elders of the parish of Neilston, who stated himself as appellant against a sentence of the Pres- bytery of Paisley, of date the loth May, 1822. Mr. Cock- burn appeared for Mr. Marshall, and Messrs. Geddes and Brown, members of Presbytery, for the Presbytery. The As- sembly agreed to dismiss the cause as male appellation, aud to affirm the sentence of the Presbytery. The Assembly next called for the report of the Committee on additional churches, and for the report of tbe Committee onthe psalmody, which were approved of, and the Committee re- appointed. The Assembly then adjourned till Monday morning at eleven o'clock. Monday, May 27. Mr. DaVid Dickson gave in bis Teasons of disent and those who adhered to him, against the decision of the Assembly in the case of Kiltarlity. Principal Nicoll hoped the dissent was not produced with a view to its publication, as while the case was pending before the Civil Court, such a course would be most improper. Mr. Dickson said, he certainly never contemplated the publication of it in any shape whatever.— The dissent was then received. The Committee on public accounts made their report which was approved of. Dr. Inglisstated, that he had a communication to make to the House in consequence of a letter he had received from bis Majesty's Advocate on the subject of additional Churches. This letter had only reached him this morning about an hour before the meeting of the Assembly, when it was not possible to convene the Committee, by whom the matter could have been brought before the Assembly in a regular form, but as it contained very important information, he would with per- mission, read it. It stated, that it was intended to apply £ 20,000 to the building of Churches in the Lowlands, and £ 51.000 in the Highlands, but all that could be given this year would be only =£ 30.000 ; one half to be applied in the Highlands and tbe other in the Lowland*. The plan which was recommended by Mr. Downie of Appin, was to build the Churches on the principle of Chapels of Ease, not in separate parishes. This plan, however, would require consideration ; it had been adopted in order to get quit of the difficulty which presented itself in the division of parishes, and might perhaps be best suited to the Highland parishes, but for this part of the country he ( Dr. Inglis) preferred the plan of separate parishes. He likewise thought it would he better that Commissioners should be appointed for appropriating the grant, with powtMo adopt either of the plans whichever should seem most, proper. The Rev. Doctor said he did not wish to have a sum by vote of the House of Commons, as they had at this moment more than a vote for other grants, yet unappropriated ; they had an act of Parliani& nt for certain sums to be applied for the benefit ofthe poor Clergy of Scotland, which had never been applied for want ofa proper commission for its disbursement. In England no such difficulty occurred, for there was in that part of the Kingdom a Commission denominated the Commissioners for Queen Anne's Bounty, in whom similar matters were vested, but here no such thing existed. Not being a Member of this House, it was not for him to say whether this unappro- priated fund should be applied to the good work of building additional Churches, he merely suggested it for their conside- ration. Principal Nicoll said, that however much be approved of the building of additional Churches, both in the Highlands and Lowlands, lie never could approve of building them out of a fund designed for the benefit of his poor brethren.— ( Hear, hear!)— The Rev. Doctor then moved, that having considered the communication made by Dr. Inglis, the As- sembly remit the consideration thereof to the Committee on additional Churches, with instructions to consult upon the sub* ject with the Committee appointed on Saturday, on the grant by Act of Parliament to the Church of Scotland ; at same time, the Assembly declare, that the money already appropri- ated by Act of Parliament, for the benefit of poorer Clergy, ought not to be employed for any other than the original pur- pose, This refcolutivn was unanimously agreed to— and the Assembly msfrycted the Moderator to convey the thanks of the House to Dr. Inglis, for his attention in making, the com- munication, Which the Moderator immediately did iti very polite terms.- ^ • ,, ... . . s ... Dr. Campbell, after a few observations, laid up on the tajde the Report. of the Committee oil the qdarto edition of the Gaelic Bible. .•>, , , „• •>,-., Mr. Mackenzie of Fodder! y conelm led a very mediated speech' by proposing a resolution for- going through with , the new translation, in which he was confident many worthy indi- viduals would « Ssist. 4 ' i , > , After some remarks b? y different Members, the Assembly approved of the Report, ami renewed the appointment ol;' the Com nittee, and also the prohjlijtion ofthe Assembly. Of i 316, that no Gaelic version ofthe Scriptures be used within the ju- risdiction of the established church, other than of the editions now in use published by the Society, until the nem work be completed. . ; The Committee of Bills transmitted the petition of Mr. Caw, Minister of Rothkennar, and reference from tiie Presbytery, of Stirling, respecting, thg profanation of the Lord's Day, within tho bounds of the Presbytery. . The Assembly appointed a Committee to consult the Crowh Lawyers on the subject of the reference, and take such steps as they shall advise in order to remedy tHe evil. After disposing of some other routine business, the Assembly was dissolved in the usual form, and next General Assembly was appointed tb meet on / l22(\ May, 1825'. SSjCT- iHBCHKaUJiAia FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FROM FRENCH PAPERS. PARIS, May 22 The Gazette Universelle of Lvons of the 18th, received vestenlav, contains the following ORDOSNAN'CE OF POLICE. " We, the Mayor ofthe City of Lvons, " Considering, that notwithstanding the Regulations of dttr Ordonuance of Police of the 14th instant, new disturbances broke out last night, that a military post was attacked, that three soldiers were tvounded bv stones, and that the post was under the ntelancholv necessity of de- fending itself, and of firing, though, happily, no per- son was hurt; " Considering that new disorders will not fail to oc- casion irreparable catastrophes, and that if the disast- rous scenes which took place on the evening - of tfie 10th, ami the night of the 16th instant, are prolonged, the " safety of persons and property will be infallibly com- promised, which would compel the Government to take measures of severity for the re- establishment of the pub- lic tranquillity ; " Considering that such measures, by drying up the sources of industry, and paralysing the activity of our manufactures, which can only flourish in the midst of order and peace, would injure our commerce, and de- prive the workmen of the means of subsistence," & c. £ Here follow the regulations for preventing riotous assemblages 3 It was apprehended that there would be fresh distur- bances yesterday, but from the precautions taken, the greatest order prevailed. At night- fall piquets were stationed in different places, and numerous patrols went about during the night The Serjeant of the 2d regiment of the line has been appointed a Sub- Lieutenant, for his exertions in oppos - ing the factious on the 10th. VIENNA, May 11.— There is a talk hereof the ap- proaching journey of one of our Archdukes to London, for the purpose of negociating respecting objects of the highest importance. It is said he will be empowered to establish new bases for a treaty between \ ustria and Eng- land, anil to concert measures to be taken bv those two Powers in concert, in the event of the Porte persisting, which is probable, in rejecting all the modes of conci- liation proposed bv the Mediating Powers. The state of Spain is also represented in these papers to be far from quiet, am! a civil war is anticipated as the necessary consequence of the existing disturbances.— These, however, we have little doubt, are greatly exag- gerated ; accounts of this nature hitve l> een given in nearly the same strain for a twelvoaionth past; but we do not find that the civil war, which has always l> een so confidently predicted, has yet taken [* hiee ; nor that tliere is at present any greater appearance of it than at the time when these predictions began. The other Continental papers contain nothing of im- portance. AMERICA, < Sc. American pagers, which have beet) received to the 2il instant, bring accounts of disturbances at St. Salvador, in consequence ofthe arrival of an European general to take the command as governor. The Brazilian comman- der refused to give up his authority, he was supported by the native troops and the populace, who were fired upon bv the Europeans, and a number of lives were lost. The The Brazilians were at lengrli compelled to retreat to fort San Pedro with the lois of 300 killed and wounded. A new tariff has been issued by the Government of Mexico, imposing 25 per cent of import duties, with the exception of particular articles. Subject to this duty the trade to this extensive country is now free. The following verv unsatisfactory communication re- specting the new settlement has reached us :— " Cape Town, February 7. 182' J. " I am sorry to say we continue to receive very distressing accounts respecting tbe emigrants, many of whom are absolute- ly starving, on account of their crops having twice failed, and the Government rations have been reduced. The com nittee for their relief at Cape Town have already distributed 10,000 rix dollars, and the balance now on hand is only 1S00 rix dol- lars. If any of ourfriends feel inclined to help their poor fel- low- countrymen, donations will be thankfully received, and. I think I may add, will be well applied, through the means of the Committee. A dispute has for a considerable time existed between the United States and Russia relative to a right claimed by the latter to the north- west coast of America bevdml the 51st degree of latitude. The Emperor of Russia as- serts the right, and prohibits tho entrance of foreign ships within the asserted limits. He founds his title upon priority of possession, and contends that his navi gators were the first who explored that part of the Ame- rican Continent to which she lata claim. The dispute thus resolves itself intd a question of fact, which histori- cal research may settle without having recourse to the sword to cut the Gordian knot. LONDON, May 25. PENSION LIST.— TAXES & c. The Chancellor of the Exchequer last night, in the House of Commons, developed his new Pension I. ist plan, and the relief proposed to the country in the remission of taxes conse queutupon its adoption. With the failure ofthe negociation with the South Sea Company our readers are already acquaint- ed,. and no other corporate body having made an offer, the Minister, sooner than abandon his offspring, has taken the care ofit upon himself. He proposes tovest an annuityof 2.800.01J01. for 45 years in tbe hands sf Trustees nominated by Parliament, and consisting of heads of the principal departments of Govern- ment, who are to provide the estimated sum necessary for the year, by the sale of so much ofthe annuity as may be required for that purpose j and for facilitating their operations the Com missioners of the Treasury are to be empowered to issue to thetn Exchequer bills to an amount not exceeding the sum re- quired, same to be repaid out of the monies arising from the sale of said annuities. It was objected that it would be a more simple and preferable mode U » go at once to the sinking fund, and thus avoid all this intricate and Complex machinery ; but Ministers were not to be diverted from their own p'laif. In- deed, their acquiescence in the proposed change . was ^ ot to be expected. The complex machinery of life new scheme cannot work without labour, and some patronage must necessarily grow out ofit. The Pension I. ist ihus provided for, presents tire shape of a truncated cone, broadest it the o nidation, anil tapering to a broken point at the end of 45 years,- when iis amount, it is estimated, will he reduced to about 300.00 1 . Its present annual amount is « bout 5 O 10.0001 from w ii c' the amount of one year's annuity, 4i80& G&)' - e deb." there will be, for the firsS^ year, a saving of 2.- 200 00 d consequently an opportunity ido ided to the Minister to to about that amount in taxes Of this sum, however, he pro poses to resejve 400,0001. to meet the charges for half- pay pensions that may hereafter arise, and for the present to lit paid iuto the sinking fund. The amount of taxes proposed tu be remitted, w. ilibc, therefore, 3asfoljow- s Firs; t. the Salt duly is now fifteen shillings a bushel in England, and six shillings a bushel in Scniland. It ,' s proposed, therefore: to reduce thtjse. duiieij. to tvyo shillings a bushel in I';| tu countries, which . is the amount, of Ihe. duty paid., ill I r:' li:. d. and thus equalize the ditty iti every . part of the United Kingdom.! - The reduction tjluseffec- ed on ihe Salt Tax is estimated at.' ,.>' 10.0001. So far the remission is exclusively i favour of . Great Intuitu,— It is injurious to Ireland,, in whieh the comparative lowjiess of the duty gives. to its export provision trade, the pr- incipal trade of the south o. fithe island, a " gri . p.. advantage. We , wish . tiie w hole duty could have been remitted, . lis we fear the tnai; hir, ery for the collection of the reduced duty will suffer no diminution, It is next proposed, to . remit, the, hearth and window taxes in Ireland, estimated together,, at ' J.' O. OOOI, a year. These taxes have been long the subject of loud complaint, and it is expect- ed will more than compensate a. ny injurV sustained by the equalization o-' die sdt ta. x. The Chancellor ofthe filehcquer next proposes to remit li ii! of oiir present leathertax. of 600.0001. a year, being 500.0001. and . tjie" whole of the tonnage du| y on Hripsh ships, imposed in the . year 1312, aud amounting to 1.50.0001. per annum, making altogether a induction of g. 000.000).; butheexpresseii. a contlde. nt expectation that the revenue would not, from the Consequent increase of consump- tion, lose more than ]. SpO, QOOI. a year, the amount upon which his other caleulnlions- Were made. The.. several Resolu- tions, relating to their arrangement were agreed to, and the lee- port Was ordered to l » e received on Thursday r. ext, to which day botli Houses of Parliament are adjourned. Thursday being the day appointed for the introduction of the Prince arid Princess of Denmark to his Majesty, a grand entertainment was given at the King's palace on the occasion. After dinner the King hod a splendid evening party. A grand review of cavalry will, we understand, take, place jOii Hounslow Ileath', on Thursday next, at which the Prince and Princess of Denmark will be present. The corps to be reviewed are the 9th, the 1 Oth, and 16th regiments of dragoons, with the life guards and horse guards, ( blues). We have the satisfaction to hear that the disturbances in Monmouthshire are happily terminated, and that tlie misguided men are quietlv and peaceably returned to their work. Much praise seems due to the employers Snd the Magistrates for the precautions which thev had adopted to prevent outrage, as well as for their temperate and judicious conduct since the arrival ofa military force. Thursday the anniversary ditlnei- was held at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, to celebrate the return of Sir Francis Bnrdett to Parliament for Westminster. At six o'clock Sir F. Burdett, who presided on the occasion, entered the room, followed bv Mr. Hobhouse, Lords Nugent and Ebrington, Sir I!. Ferguson, Mr. Ricardo, Mr. Hume, Mr. Bennet, Col. Hutchinson, Mr. P. Moore, Alderman Wood, Dr. Lushington, Mr. Monck, Sir Geo. Robinson, Sir R. Wilson, Messrs. Bruce, Williams, Cooper, Evans, & c. Upwards of 300 per- sons sat down to an excellent dinner; As soon , as the cloth was removed, the Chairman gave the following toasts :—" The people the only source of legitimate power.' Three times three.—" The King,' and may he recollect his own declaration, that the crown is held in trust for the benefit of the people.". Three times three. —" Rule Britannia."—" Tlie only remedy for all the natidnal grievances, a full, fair, and free representation of the people in the Commons House of Parliament." Three times'three.—( Great applause ) Tune " Kick the rogues out." The health of the Honourable Baronet was given, oil which he addressed them in a long speech, in favour of reform, and was followed by Mr. Hobhouse atid se- veral others. . A true biii was yesterday found against Horatio Orfon, for an assault on the Ex- Sheriff Parkins. The defendant having, on being nsked where he lived, said that he was to be fdtind at the house of Mr. Alderman Atkins, the treasurer to the Bridge Street Society, an officer was sent thither to apprehend him, EXECUTION. — At an early hour on Wednesday an im- mense concourse of persons assembled at the usual place in the Old Bailey, to witness the lost mandate of the law being carried into effect upon William . Adams and John Nailor, convicted at the last sessions of a burglary at Greenford, under circumstances of peculiar atrocity, and William Bartholomew and John Close, for a similar offence in the house of Mr. Gardiner, Giltspur Street, Sinithfield. A few minutes before eight, Messrs. Sheriffs Garrat and VenableS, accompanied by Mr. Wontner, Mr. Brown, nnd their assistants, proceeded to the press- room, where Adams was found on his knees, addressing an. extempore prayer to the Almighty, im- ploring forgiveness for his offences, and declaring his punishment was a just one. Nailor aud Bartholomew also were calm, and conducted themselves in a manner becoming their wretched situation. Close, who was in conversation with Mr. Baker and another dissenting mi- nister, appeared absorbed in despair; he frequently called out, " Oh, mv wife !" " Let me see my wite!"— " What have I done ?" Four persons were found re- quisite to support him during the time they were divest- ing him of his irons ; this being done, the imliappv men moved towards the fatal scaffold. Nailor ascended first, then Adams, and next Bartholomew ; Close W'as the lust, and it w. is with the utmost difficulty he was grit up the steps. In a few minutes they were launched into eternity. Two of the Unfortunate men ordered for execution on Wednesday, but respited until Friday, underwent thj dreadful sentence ol the law this morning. These vvete Edward Ward and John Anson, concerned with Nailor and Adams wlio suffered on Wednesday, for the robbery at the house of William Condell, Esq. at Greenf'ord, in Middlesex. Some circumstances had occurred, which it was thought would have caused a further extension of mercy ; but it proved abortive, the unfortunate men Sought bv incessant prayer to obtain that mercy above which their crime denied them here. Edward Desmond feccived a further respite during his Majesty's pleasure yesterday; NAVAL REGISTER. FltOM LLOYD'S MARINE LIST, May 24. OtMtAi. TAR. May 2.— By a vessel lately arrived from Al- giers, we learn that at the beginning of last month it was gene- rally believed there that war would shortly lie declared by the Dey against Spain, the present or tribute sent, by the Spanish Government having fallen short of the sum tie expected. Two frigates, two sloops, two schooners, a brig, a Xelieck and a galley, vere in the harbour. Tbe Queen, Campbell, from Dominica to Liverp'- iol N S. was totally lost 22d February near Placentia. Clew saved. The Union, Armstrong, from Belfast tii New Brunswick, ran on shore oil Itatbliil Island 17th inst. and it was feared would be lost. The Spectator of Newcastle, Spinks. frorfi New York to St. John's N. li. sprttnga leak and stink near Long Island last month. Crew and passengers saved. . he IJetsey of Dumfries, Roberts, from Liverpool to West- port, put into lSroadhaten, 60 miles west of Sligo, 1 1th inst. with loss of main boom. Several boats immediately Went ou board, and carried off the whole of her cargo ( oatmeal) Tlie Lady CastlereSgh, West, front Rangoon and Madras, foundered near Madrds 2d December, Crew saved. On the 5th April, lat. 12. 20. long 50. 30. the Wilson, arrived at New York from Dublin, passed several islands of ice ; she experienced a very boisterous passage, VESSEL Sl'OK i: N WITH. . Mars. M'Carthy, Clyde, tirMiramichi. 30th tilt. ( tit. 51. long. 17. Faith, Poole, to Newfoundland, 4th Inst. Int. 49. 23. long. 16. Sisters, , Stromiiess to Philadelphia, 26th ult. lat. 44. long. 2.5. by the Mirables, arrived in the Downs from St. Vincent. Adbna, Clyde to Buenos Ayres, 3ih, lat. 43. lone. 16. 30. I, y the Brothets. Forbes, arrived in the Downs, Hbiner, , Clyde to Savannah, loth ult. lat. 33. long. II. by the Tees arrived at Liverpool. King George, —, S. t. Thomas to Clyde, 2d intt. lat. 11, long. 11. but which obtained Monday's prices; other sort; were offered, . on 1 iwrr, terms, . but- tin re were no buyers for them--. Fine fri- lh liail. ey4ordat;.^ Iondiie's q- uiiitttjpn,, having Lad but a small q- Kintity of't| liit < cscri » *. it « j, at nfU'. ilfet tly-, jveefery.' j'he arrivals tfif. O^ ls since .. iUoiidoy havy been very eousiiie: I. jit the finest qualities Support their prices ; all ether uorts may lietjtioted Is. fier quarter cheaper. i.... , AVERAGE : PRICES OP CORN.. .. , Tile foliov. ing is the Oeniiraf Average. wdtiidv- gorerrn Im- portation. taken froth . the., Weekly Ueturrs of the. quanti- ties c. lid Price* of Brnirth (\> t, n, V.' inoiu'ster . n. - asure, in England and Wales, for thfc week . ended iSth May W- fyea! Rye, . Barley, Oats, « 4- 7 22 36- 1 i ttl O. i ltd 4d Hcitps, Pern. .,. Online,!?, , . Bear or. I51g, < n 24s ft! COS . OQs, OQit - . , ,3. ... I, Ul . . J - ; VlOj V'VJtfc The average price . of Brown or iUUs^ ovado Sugar, computed from the returns made in the Week ended May 22. is 321. S^ d. per cwt. duty exclusive. . HADDINGTON COliN MARKET, May 24. A middling supply of Whe.; it in . market, whibh . sold readily ; price? pearly. the . same ga. last . day— Top price of Barley 0" d. lower and Oats same its last. day. ... ,. feenns. i 1 4; S Oii 64 i, is 0( 1 This day there were 312 bolls of Oatmeal ip Edinburgh arkyt— Retail pricept- r peck of best oatmeal. Is. id. sccoiid . f U't- vt. First; — 2R- S Second —— g'gs Third - its ! Bttrlf'y. SOs 3d | ids od 16s Od 1 - Oat's. , 1 7. S' OII! 1 Ss od 14s Od P. ea^ c 1 13s ( Id 12, c- 4 iis oa M Is. ol MORPETH. May 22— At our market this day there were a goo i many Cattle, which sold readily at last, week's prices. a fyj] market of Sheep,. and a great demand, pric^? edn'tiriiie much . the vamp,.— IJeef. from 4si\ to 5s.~~ Slut- ton { from, 4s, 8( 1. to Js, I Od, j> er sttfhe, sinking oftals, The warm ian, d ple. asant w. ea; her . which,, has agani set in h bringing the grass rapidly forward, and bar, had a favourable effect on tlie prices of farrow catt'. e; The. Keith Farr( he! d m Friday, was well supplied v/ i'li both lean stock arid. uiilch ows. Good cotfs. hewlj; calved, vyhiph had a good .. show, of milk, sold readily at, £)':> atu- l £\ l> : 12s,. Interior beasts sold an low, as =£/.. The avetage pric. es obtained vterb fr.<> rn : 15s, to ; 5s. and a good many purchases ivere made. Cattle for grazing were in request. . Farrow cattle sold from ;. 10s. to £ tj : JCb. according to their quality and ctitidition, which, . Upon an average; wo-. tid be at least 6dj> a- stone mote than the same cattle < vou! d hiivii brought at ituthergien on Friday.,- .. • j: ... . ; , .. . The Locking CjU'. I;? market began on., Thursday. se'pnnijrht; supply of cattle, w JSS than usual, and as onl£ two SoutU country dealers attended, . sal&^- ere dull. Cows< which won! 4 feed UO to 22 stones, sold . for €• 4 : 10s. to. J? 4 : l£ ft. 1* he best Of. the lean stock Sold from f.^. ids. td£(}.: 104 ., fen very superior Dunrobin heifers, wintered in^ he neighbourhood of Strathblane, ^ ere, purchased by a Glasgow ftesher for oetter than £ 8 a- hpad.— rTbey will feed td 52 stones, and be ready for the fat catile maikt: f by the end of August, The . market at Sbatidown. near Calendar, yfriasheld \ ester. lay, aiid ttye cattle, that remained unsold at f" ockbjll vfe. re brought to fi. In sbtne cases 10s, a- head was obtained more , than at Cocjthil', but tin? sales in general w^ fe, doll, and at very-, low rates,, beast that, would feed to 13 stones went at £ 3. A neat. milcb tow, at £ 4 ; and the best milch cow in the market brought ^ S i 8 s.' FA • MA Y.—( Slateford, 1st Monday Mucha s Tryst, 1st Tuesday Itosarfy. Is^ t Tuesday Abcrlour, 1st . Thursday Durris, 2d Tuesday . , Potarch,. the day following Findon, 2dWednesday Cornhill of Park, 2d Thursday Bervie, do.. . Bridge of Pbtarch, do., Beauly Holy Cross, 14th c! ay, or Wednesday after . llora, 1st Wed. after 12th Mi 11 town, Ross- shire, 5d Tues. Old meld rtim, Thursbefofe 19 11 New deer, Thurs. afW. 26 th ; or on that day. if a Thurs, Ta. i land, Wednes. before 2( 5r! i T nverury. the day before Wartle War 11 eTryst Th ursbeft> re( 26111 Banff, Brandon Fair, theSG'tb, or Tuesday after Glammis, Wed. after 2Cth' Huntly, Thurs. after £ 6ih Oldtnefdrum, Satur. after26tb Glasgow, vVhitsun-'. veek. _ ( Old Stilc. J Ellon, Rood Fair, lst Tnes. Kildrttmmy, do.— Byth, do. IRS. XeiV Stilr. J Dlkjsmuir, Tuesday before 1st . Wednesday- ; Greenburn, 2d Tuesdn « - f| ro< klstraik, Thursday after Auchinblae. the d; ty after Ballater, J st Tuesday St, richen. 2cf Tues, and Ifted. prUmblade.. 2< l Wednesday Kincardine O'Neil, td Thur- » » Stonehaven, the Tliurs. before - Whitsunday. Montrose. 1. st Friday after do Peterhead, 5il Tuesday Rot hie may. do. j i'itsl^ o, Tuesday ani 1 . Wednesday tnsch, do. . . PochaberK, last Wed. but one Contin,. 2.3d or Wed. tifter Odny, 4th Tuesday Elgin Trinity Fair, last Tues. , . and Wednesday , tiyth, l^ st Toes tidy kt< A Wed. Hawkhftfl, St Margaret'sThur. . before last Saturday Juucldndv. fe^ last Friday Turriff, last Sunirday OldUwMrum, Thurs. after dto JUNE—' Echt, Tlntmas F. » ; r. 1st Wed. Whitemyres, 2d Tuesday Nairn. 1st Friday A1 ford, Tuesday of ihe Week before Tnnsty'irfuir Rhynie, Thursday before 2d Wednesday loverury, Tues. before ditto Durris, Friday before ditto Brechin, Trinit^- muir, 2d Wed. Thurs. and Friday Potafch, Tuesday before do. Banchory Tertian, od Tues. Forfar, day Perth, last fortnight bt the mbnlh Garmouth, ,50th d iy Cornhill of Park. 4th ThUr3. f Old Stile. J IiOn'itiny, 1st Tuesday Keith, lst Tuesday and • Wednesday Ellon, ditto Uaviot, Isi Tues, and Wed. New Stile. J Old Deer, is{ ThufSd « y GraUtown, 1 ^ t Friday. New Deer, 2d Tuesday a til Wednesday Sliach. ditto Greenburn,' 2d Tl- ursday FraSerburgh, ditto Lenarbd. 3d Tues. and Wedi Balnakettle. day before Aboyne, ditto Falkland, Thursday Mt'gray, 3d Thursday Turriff. 1' uSsdayand V^ ediies^ day before last f uesday M aittluff, Wednesday and Thursday after Greenburn, day before St; Sab's J? t. Sair's Tair. last fiiesday , and Wednesday H i Sheep Market'THii*. bef.( jfe Tirlatid. Friday after. dotb Forres. Midsummer Fair; Ihe S^ tli ttfid Stfth. 3 perC. Con. 5 per Ct. N. 3i per Cent; PRICT OF STOCKS. 7g'jjji | India Bonds, sliu. i. " "" * " 8Hi i Ex. B. 2 1 OOdl. Lottery ficBe 54 pr. par. pr. 19'. 18s^ 4 per Cents.. IS22 91} | Cs. fbr Ac. gof ? 9} 80 J*} MARKETS, CORN EXCHANGE, May 24. Tlie major part of Monday's supply „ f Wheat remained over or this morning's market, for whieh there was scarcely Any | demand to- iiay, a.-. d Ottlv Hie lioist samples could be gut off, EDINBUltGHj May 27. On Sathrda%-', Mr. Sttfart waS set - d with , lrtrn$ fc? w merit to stand trial tiefoiv the Hiolt Co ,- t of Just' - i.- rv, on Monday the 10th dt June, ttfr being a pr'. ico, .1 the doe! it) wilich Sir . oiander iloswe - r. We uMevk md that if. W. M. i. - .„• t0 ( ie tried Hcfdre- he Hig| i Cditft. of Justice . • here, ./() 0n the 10ti: oi ' June d'eit, tip. on a change - jl' atvttticuuij papers from the Sentinel Oflice, ( » ! r . at ins- t- j' ce of AleTihUier, his partner, witii cotlcdttrse < f his Majesty's Advocate. It wii! lie hi tire recollection of our readers, that Mr. Borthwiek was hro/ ught to' the bar of the laSt Circuit Coiirt at Glasgow upon the sami- charge, at itie instance <>' f the Lord Advocate, when tits diet vfas deserted. Are t'n; ( J ro'wn lawvers ashanfed oi the proceeding!, or itre they afraid ofthe respotisrhilitv '! We are ignorant of tiie merits dr demerits < jf the case, littt it appears that Some eXplaiiatiiin to the public is ne- cessary tor these, to us, most eitracrdinary and vacil- lating p ro'ceed ings.— Stvt& tiati. We understand the Kevererid John Sinclair, srin of tlie Hight Honourable Sir Juhn Sinclair eft ( jibiifer, Bart, has been appointed to the pastoral ehiirrfe of St,' l'aufs Episcdpal Chapel, Cat- rubber's Close, and that his appointments. universallyat- ccptnble to the fcongfegntiort. On" the 9th iftetant, Mr. Joliri Turnbnll, oh a pre sentatioh from the Crown, Was ordaified assistrtnt and successor to the Rev. Dr. Smith* of Eyemouth, in tlia fresbviery of Chihisidt?. The I'ev. Geol- gc H. UoWt- l- t- son, of Ladykirk, preached and presided on the occa- sion. Mr. Hose Robinson, Sheriff Depute rif LiihriFfsiiire, has nominated Mr. John Dillon, writer in Edi'tiburgh, to be interim Sheriff- fcjubstitiitt". ST; ASlfucw's.—' i'he Briliitirtt sterim- Vifcht CAFEJ here oil Friday, oil her tvrtv to Dtmdee', tin 1 aoairv o- fi Saturday as she wn6 retunfiug Id Newltitt- n. On boflt occasions Stic landett >> r reeeifed upwards dl'tl dnr- ii of passengers ; a pre « ag>-, it is hoped, of the em- . impe- tiierit which thepropi'ii tors will meet in their en- j-.:: v, mr » to ailoirtl otir ik-^ eg , iii opportunity a ijovir rhemselvi s pleasantly at little expence) The Ktrk dill, a„ j - Ci/ re- s .. ere lined witlf spectators to witness the Htti! in. jr of this beautiful vessel j and all expressed their wimiru- tion at a spectacle so uncuuitnoti. . reerss ^ j^^. y. aftagg'j. ii^^ Mrrgqgr gfticurnmen4. S M A C K FOR S A L E, At the Reduced Upset Price of L. 70CK To he sold. l> y public roup, within tlit' Lemon Tttie Tavern, on Saturday the 8th June curt, at 2 nVlnrtt afternoon, TLLP SMACK • V- i) r s p a r c n, 75 Ton* pel" llegister, JfTO^^- Belonging to lite Aberdeen and Xorth Skip- ping Company* This line Vessel was both nhout three years'ago by the Com- pany, expressly for tile trade, of the very best materials; is ¥ ell ' found in every description of Stores— sails remarkably fist ; rarricsa Inrjo cargo ; and is parted'witl't only on account cf the Crttrptniv being about to be dis-. o'ved. In tlie meant'me. intending purchasers will please apply for farther particulars to J antes Smith, Manager for the Company. Aberdeen ft A or/ 4 Shipping Co.'* Office. ~ i iingar House. Quntj, Mm/ 30. lf. 22- \ *„* Those hailing claims against, the Company r. rc requested to ajvt in their accounts as early as possible. !) 11 13 0 DESIRABLE ESTATE FOR SALE, ? X run IMMEDIATE VICIXTTY OF ABERDEEN On Friday the 2' J. I dav of June next, at two o'clock afternoon, within the l. t- inoti Tree Tavern of Aberdeen, there will he ex posed to public roup, ( if not previously disposed of by private salt',} AEL n ml WHOLE tlie LANDS ami ESTATE of BROADl'ORD. lying on the north territories of Aberdeen, and within ten minutes walk of the Cross, be- longing tothe Heirs of the late Alex. HulcbcoU of Broadford. This property is situated in a most agreeable and airy part of ofthe town. A considerable. proportion of the ground is pre- sently under lease, but an option is reserved to the proprietor in the leases to feu the ground. The rental of the property is as follows t Feti- du; ie » payable at Whitsunday and 3Iar- tir. oi. o'v .. ... . .. ... .£ 207 Rent. of Ground along Iiutcheon Street, & c. 4G Total yearly rental ^ 224 2 1) The feu- duties are most amply secured, and punctually p. aid and the remainder ofthe ground under lease, lies along • he new street called Iluiclieon Sireet, and tlie other streets in the neighbourhood, and may be feued to great advantage. The burn of Broodford runs through the properly, allbrdiug an amply stir ply of water. The public and oilier burdens, affecting tbe property are moderate, and do not oxreed 121. yearly in whole. A con- • iderahie number of the vassal's are in nor,- entry, and the pifr chaser will have right to a year's feu- duty from each for their entry, over and above the annual teu- tlo y payable for tbe ground. Apart oftite pi ice will remain in tbe purchaser's hands for sr. me years. The title deeds, and rental of the property, may he seen in the bands of John l'. win- i.- Advoeaie in Aberdeen. who will furnish any farther information.' ri'tpiisiie ; aud. with whom private offers for the lands . may be lodged, pre villus to the day of sate. • Aberdeen. Hay IT, 1821 SALE OF FURNTTUR E IN KING STB EEL. " Upon Monday June curt, there will be Void by Auction - in the Corner House of King Street and Priw's 9' reef AGenewT Assortment of HOUSEHOLD FUR- NI'l'C RE— consisting of Mahogany Dining and other Tables— Chairs— C'hcus of Drawer*— Carpets—. Grates, Feu- th is, and Fire Irons— Bedsteads and Curtains— Feather Ktd-— Kitchen Furniture, Tlie sale to begin at 11 o'clock ** orercno7r. BROWN & SON, AccTiosrras. %- dz iiv. tf iSm- SALE OF ROOKS AND STATIONERY. Then will be exposed to p'u6tic'" r6iip,- on Saturday the Is; . Tun curt, and'on Monday the 3d. in that Shop in Unl . n Street,, lately occupied by Mr. llid'del, A N extensive Assortment oP standard BOOKS, all jt\ « e*- antf- valuable ; and- a large collection. of-.- STA- TIONERY ; with a variety of other useful arff! elegant Arti- cles-. The whole Stock n. ill be sold oil'without the least reset » e. The sales to commence each day at eleven o'clock forenoon. It is r..-[ nested that those having claims against VV'tt Wit- » - VS « . Bookseller and Auctioneer in Aberdeen, will forthwith lodge the same, sufficiently vouched, with W. Campbell. Write! ill Aberdeen, one of. and acting . for the other Trustees i. T the Creditors of the said' Win. Wannan. THE' - Cimom- CLE., • ABERDEEN: • SATURDAY, JUNE 1, ISM. but it car. not possible relieve shipowners f ™ 1* the- ir present difEeithtrs. In a late London Journal it was mentioned, that a teak wood ship, then in the river, of 600tdns, wliich a lew years a<; o Cost Seventeen thousands pounds, had been in vain ollered at anv price ; and it was believed, that 110 person conversant in busi- ness would ,- ioree to receive the vessel in 11 present, on condition of paving the common expences for three years to come. New market? must he found, find those ex- clusively suited to our hiohlv taxed productions, before trade can revive ; and although every measure that saves a guinea to the shipowner is 111 so far reliif, the re- mission of tlie tonnage duty is but as a drop In the bucket. It is on all hands agreed, that to the exertions of Mr. H- UMK- we are chiefly indebted for what reductions of taxation have already taken place 1 ahd Iris exposure of useless and extravagant expemlittlfe. of shameful jobs art) corrupt practices, has roused a spirit in the country with which Ministers ha I better not contend. The cause of Reform is daily gaining ground— even Mr. WILBER- t'oiiCE is now a reformer— and although the conviction which now forces itself upon every reflecting and unpre- judiced mind, of the absolute necessity of Reform, comes too late for the prevention of great distress, it promises to lead peaceably to important and most bene- licu. l changes. Silmmarii of ^ olio'cg. WHEN the motion WAS mode in the House of Com- runxj last vear ; for the Repeal of the Husbandry Horse Tax, our readers will recollect, that' Mr. VANStTTAlsT called u- pon the supporters of A dministration to rally round ihe Government, and resist at the outset the first ofa series of attacks lobe made upon the revenue. The rmount of the husbandry horse tax was said to. be fibant €- 1- 00,00;), and this Sum was'represented as abso- lut !-,- necessarv— and without it, good government could not fce maintained^ The tax WHS, however, voted Swav, » ::>•.! Ministers had, as usual, to devise^ vars antl means to wake flp the deficiency. During'the present Session, it has been assorted, over and ovef again, that taxation could be nt) farther retluced, a part ol' the malt tax hav- ir, g been taken. ofF— and tlfe abolition of sinecure places -— spare Lords of the Admiralty and Postmasfters Gene- ral— was declared to be inconsistent with the just in-' 11 Hence of the Crown. A motion for the repeal ofthe Stift Tax was negatived. Times however have changed, and are rapitllv. changing. Ministers have now brought forward a prcfposal for the abolition of taxes to theamount of two millions The oppressive duty on salt of 15s. per bushel in England, and 6s. in Scotland, is to be reduced . to 2s.: one- half the leather tax is to be taken off; and upon the - Ahole, the reduction . upon these and other ar- ticles amounts, it is said, to two mil/ ions. This reduction must be sensibly felt; it is however observed, thjjt the collection ofthe reduced salt tax will cost the nation much as when the sum raised was nearly six times as great; and it is argued, that the tax ought to h ive been abolished altogether. But Ministers cannot be brought easily to part with patronage, which, in the language of Lord LOSDONDE'BRT, has ever prod need the most beneficial practical^ results. With steady ad- herents, Ministers perhaps think they may reimpose taxes; hist with no other means of convincing than truth and reason afford, the task must be truly difficult lu the mean time, they i'eel themselves under the neces- sity of conforming in S certain degree to the strong ex- pression of public sentiment, and without saving a word more about ignorant impatience of taxation, Lord LONDONDERRY, bv wav of letting himself down as t- aiiJv as possible, affects good humour and jests with the Gentlemen opposite, 0: 1 the wonderful unanimity of the ilor. se. Great sinecures and pensions are, however, still, untmiclied, and we trust'the independent Members o!' the House of Commons will nut desist from their meritorious labours, until thev are finally done away ; for oppressive ami in tolerable as t he Salt Tax w as, it is not'so odious sr, that which w rings from the people the means of supporting the system, to which they have to ' attribute their, present situation. It will. be recollected, that Lord LONDONDERRY made a conditional promise to t is countrymen last vear, that if in. his power the \\":.'.. low ' Tax should be remitted— and both'that and the Heal th Tax have been taken off This is said to be at: equivalent to tlie people of Ireland for the loss they must i; n nr in the' provision trade, by the equalization of the s i- duties In Britain atjd Ireland ; - but, in the present f- tote of - the country, Ministers may soon see cause for • n tinqnaiifieil remission of this tax all over the ire. The remission of the tonnage dnty, imposed .-.- ii slipping in lftl' 2, considering the miserably, .- ad state of commerce, is w doubt proper; ( Ji • U year hf l-. cr. Mr--. !• M, rr. f. A FKBCCSOK. wife of Mr; JAMIS AITKIN-, Minister of the Constitutional Associate Con- gn- gaiion there. " , At Dublin, tin the 2~ d March last, Mr. WILLIAM GKEIG. Land Surveyor, late of Frasi- rl'. tirgb. Al Eeht, oil tlie 1st inst. DOSOTUI- A CorLA-. Ti. wife of Mr. JOBS SiH. tctlAN-, Tillieocli, in toe Sb'th year of her age. Perhaps- 110 county of England was more obsequious to the will of Ministers, than the County Palatine of Chester ; loyal addresses, with offers ofthe devotion of lives and fortunes, and heavy denunciations against lie- formers, could i e got up on any occasion ; and at the public. meetings, scarcely one individual was found to advocate the real interests of the people. We mention this as a stron « case ; and althoii'h our limits do not ad- init of the insertion at length of the proceedings o, the County on the ' 20th of last month, we shall give ex- tracts sufficient to prove, that the spell is now broken, and trie men of Cheshire think, feci, and decide as Eng glishinen. This Meeting ofthe NOBILITY, GENTRY, CLERGY, and FREEHOLDERS of the COUNTY. PALATINE OF CHESTER, and the OWNERS mid Occupiensof LAND, audoTHfCR PERSONS directly connected with the agricul- ture thereof and residing therein, was convened by the High Sheriff according " to requisition, and he presided, fully approving ofthe petition. That petition sets forth iu substance— that bv many acts of the legislature the interests of agriculture aresecuredby a national- guarantee, as sound and as legitimate as any that mav have been afforded to the Fundholtler for the payment of hisintcrest; and that notwithstanding these securities, the capital in- vested in " agriculture is now, and has lieen for some time, ' utterly unproductive, and is menaced with speedy and final destruction. The petitioners disclaim utterly the imputation of soliciting any unfair advantage over other classes of the community, all thev desire is, an equal participation in their country's burthens— hut to im- agine, that the rents and prices of 1792 can sustain taxes quadruple the amount of the taxes then existing, with mt an utter spoliation *> f propel tij, and a tremendous convul- sion in society, is, they hnm/ ily conceive, nothing less than a cross and palpable absurdity. The petitioners state, that a change of currency from jiaper to gold has violated al! money contracts, made during tbe twenty years preced- ing the enactment, and rendered the burden of taxation intolerable to the agriculturist, by taking from him a greatly increased quantity of his produce, and the ruin ot thousands has already been the consequence. They state, that in the midst of privations tinil anxiety, they have patiently awaited the result o!' discussion so long de- pending in the Honourable'House of Commons, but as tlicv hearof no propositions calculated to stay the rum which threatens agriculture, they ( the , petitioners) arc driven to state plainly, but respectfully, that it is utterly vain to attempt the cure of the evil without, rcu) » yinglits cause ; which can never be done by the palliatives hither- to recommended. " That it is the decided opinion of vour petitioners, that anv remedy to be efficient, must proceed upon the principle of lowering the proportion which taxation bears to the price of produce, whether bv a modification of the bill of 1819, commonly called Mr. PEEL'S Bill, or by n great reduction of the taxes of the country ; and they have therefore seen with great dissatisfaction, that useless places and oppressive' taxes have been continued, owing to the over, whelming and unconstitutional interference in the House of Commonsol. a numerous phalanx of ministerial placemen. I hat how- ever severely voifi* petitioners feel the injustice of com- pelling them to discharge their obligations in a different currency from that in which they were contracted, they consider themselves bound to protest against the still greater injustice of keeping up unnecessary establish- ments, in times of such general poverty and distress ; of maintaining the salaries of offices without correspondent reduction, and of continuing any longer a single place or office, not absolutely necessary to the existence of the monarchy. That, in addition to the considerable snms which might be saved bv thus circumscribing the useless portion of the patronage of the Crown, it appears bv ministerirl statements, that a farther stun ofjiue mil- lions, being the stated amount of the surplus revenue, and culled the Sinking Fund, would be more justly ap- plied lo the Reduction ofthe I axes, than to the keeping up the price of Stock; and your petitioners therefore earnestly pray for that prompt relief, which it is thus in the power of yonr Honourable House to eonccde, by ap propriating such sums to the reduction of the more bur densome taxes on '.-$ « &, Leather, Tallow, and Win dotes."— The concluding extracts we give verbatim from the proceedings, as published in the Globe of the 27th Mar. That of the taxes which burden the country, none fall more heavily upon your Petitioners, nor oppiesses the poor more cruelly, 1101 interferes more with trade in several most impor- tant branches, nor tends more to demoralize the district in which the article is raised ( as the records ofthe county lamen- tably prove) than the salt tax. That- yuiiv Petitioners per eive with regret, that in the mea- sures brought forward by Ministers, for tile future protection of the Briiish grower against foreign competition,' 110 mention is made of any article of Agricultural produce except Corn— Y » ur Petitioners, therefore, rdquest that some further safe- guard may be afforded them against the enormous quantity of butter and cheese annually imported ; the importation of w hich articles appearing to be upon the increase ill Ibis year of un- paralleled depression of the home market ; thereby proving to demonstration the necessity offuilher protecting duties. We see then, that Occupiers of Land in England arc thought worthv- of beingcousulted with by the Nobility and Gentry, when the interests of agriculture are ill ques- tion ; but why do we say in Fug/ and? Within two miles of the spot where we write, Farmers in Kincar- dineshire are regularly convened 011 such occasions. Ill Aberdeenshire, a competent degree of intelligence is not to be" found in any class lower than Commissioners of • Supply; and as to Farmers, any _ body may convene them. The Spaniards are now convinced, that the Court of France has been busily employed in fomenting Royalist insurrections throughout the country. Even now, when contagions disease has disappeared, the sanitary cordon receives reinforcements,, and tlie French Mini- sterial Journals state unequivocally, that these troops will be meritoriously employed • in contributing to the restoration ofthe Altar and the Throne in Spain. ' Ihe . Cortes have decreed the Hvmn of 1! feoo a national Hvmn ; and that the 13th May, the day of the King's return to Madrid, sk ill be a day of mourning to all • milliards, and hereafter its celebration is forbidden at Court. • ' BIRTHS.— At Auchlunkart. on the. 25th ult. the Lady of PATRICK STUART, Esq. of Auchhmkaft, of a son. At Fori rose, on the 24ib May. the Lady of B. K. MAC • Kt x/. iK of F owerbiiin ofa son. DEATHS.— At liirryuiuii'i on the 14tli of May, - ill the- On the 21st ult. there was killed at Stonehaven, by PETER SMITH, butcher there, a five- year- old iitot, fed by John . Inoes, ltisq. of Cowic, which weighed upwards of78 stones, and had above 1- 2 stones of tallow— being the largest ever offered for sale in Stonehaven Butcher, market. J'eterhead Herring Fishing Station.— Although Peterhead has been for many years the principal rendezvous on the north east coast of Scotland for Dutch Fishermen, antl ' hey have been very successful in fishing off ibis headland, it was only of late that any attempt has been made to catch herrings by the local fishermen. But experience having now established be- yond a doubt the great abundance antl supetior quality ofthe herrings which annually visit this part of the coast, and the advantages which can be derived from the great capacity of ' he north and south harbours ( which have been lately imp/ pved on a large scale) affoidiug, at all. times, ready access, and excellent accommodation ; together with the facility with which labourers can always be procured, 011 reasonable terms, to cariv 011 every branch of the fishing business ; ami also suita- ble vessels for conveying ihe fish to market; it is matter of surprise lhat Peterhead has not been much more resulted to as a fishing station ; and we believe the numerous local advan- tages only require to be more generally known, 10 induce those who wish 10 prosecute the fishing business with economy, to establishments there where every accommodation can be ob- tained. Many persons think because BISH sold in Shares both the Two last Twenty Thousand Pound Prizes, drawn the last day of the last Lottery, that he will sell both the Two Prizes of Twenty Thousand Pounds 111 the next. We sec no reason why he should, but we certainly see no reason why he should not ; however, a short time will determine, as all the i' 20,000 Prizes and ali the other Capitals must be drawn Next Tuesday Tickets anil shares, we observe, are selling at BISH's Offices in London, and by his Ag".' tits in this t ountv, many of whom are remarkable for selling parts of the Capitals BISH sells each Lottery. EXECUTION. An awful example of the increase of crime was exhibited here yesterday, iu the appalling spectacle of< tt-, unhappy men paying the forfeit of their lives, to the injured laws of their country, and that for the dreadful crime of Murder. The unfortunate Criminals were WH. I. IAM GOP. DON, Fishing Tackle Maker iu this place, for the Murder of his Wife, and HO BERT M/ INTOSH, Farm Servant in Ctathie, for that of KlsZabeill Ander, ou in the same Parish. Both prisoners, ii will be recollected, were convicted 011 the strongu. t circumstantial evidence, to tbe satisfaction . of two very re- spectable Juries, who returned unanimous verdicts of Guilty, in both cases. Gordon, 011 receiving the awful sentence of death, with the most- Solemn appeal to he. rven, declaied his unconsciousness of the way or manner in which his Wife had lost her life, adding, witb-. tbe strongest asseverations, that nothing could possibly have surprised him more, than the situation iu which he found her, on leaving his bed to go to her assistance. The nature of the wound bow- ever, such as to renderit nearly a matter of impossibility, as tie result of accident— the bi tter cries of Murder by the deceased, accom- panied with intreatics for mercy, while the parties were locked into a room by themselves— the circumstances in which they were found, on breaking open the door, and what took place oil the occasion— all formed a chain of evidence so strong, as to leave no donbt in the minds of tile . Ko v of the guilt of the unhappy prisoner. From the evidence adduced, it was at the same' time, pretty clearly established, that both parties were in that state cf intoxication, as to ieaye them in a great measure incapable of judging for themselves, so as to check or control the violence produced by die quarrelliu'r w hich was going on between them, and which unhappily led to tbe awful and lamentable catastrophe which followed. It was under the iinpre- sion lhat this atrocious deed was thus rashly perpetrated, and neither sprung from previous intention, nor any thing of a sanguinary or malicious nature; as well as from the consideration of his once respectable character, 1h. it many people of considerable influence, both in town and county, joined iu different Petitions to tho Throne, Ur a remission of the sentence ; tbe. unfortunate man, at the same time, Urging their prayer in a well written letter,- addressed to bis Majesty. All however foiled of . success, especially as the Jualge, before whom he was tried, had expressed an opinion, that there was no ground for recommending tbe unhappy criminal as a proper object of mercy. Resigned, as be bad al ways expressed him- self, to his fate, he saw this last ray of hope vanish Before him with the same calmness and composure, as had marked his conduct since hi, doom was prouounced, and declared, that lie bowed with humble submission to the sentence ofthe law, the execution of which lie awaited without dismay, as " his conscience did not condemn him.". He admitted, indeed, that lie recollected having had a pair of scissars that night in his . hand, and that it was possible he might have used them against his Wife, but was wholly unconscious of his having • done so, or of his having in any way injured or laid violent hands on the deceased. Such are the baneful effects of intoxica- tion, as ofien to leave no trace 011 the mind of what has actually taken place, or what guilt may have been incurred by its ' bap- less victim, thus left a prey to all the ungovernable fury of those evil passions, it is calculated to produce and to inflame, He wrote a great deal, and addressed several letters. to his friends and acquaintances, full of pious sentiments and admo- nitions ; ai d also left a long Address to the Public, expres- sive of the deepest contrition and humility, under a sense of bis manifold transgressions, and particularly of his heartfelt auu grateful thanks, tu the pious and worthy Clergymen by whom he was visited; To their zealous and persevering labours for his spiritual improvement and eternal interest, he attributes the great consolation by divine grace, he had ex- perienced in his day of severe trial, amidst the horrors of his awful situation, and the - alarms of an ignominious death." And of this interesting document \ v- give a ropy. " Aberdeen J. n'l, iGtk May. 1822. " Under the deep impression of ihe solemnity of standing before the judgment seat of Chri- t. an I ihe importance of that truth, ' That every one of us must g^ ve an account of himself to God, and that there is nothing done in secret. Inn what shall be proclaimed upon the house top, and alt the hidden things of darkness brought to light:' it is my most earnest desire to bta'te- any thing ip reference'to tlie jremature, alarming, and deeply to be lamented death of my late wife. When we trSce evil of any kind in its ' effect, we shmild trace it to the foun- tain, and ii w iil be found to take its rise in sin in tbe heart, which breaks forth in rebellion against God.— Ilosca, ix. 0. .. J£ vcrv one has what may be called his besetting sin, and however he may hold it fast, or whatever apology be may make to satisfy his own conscience, or those it may either hurt or offend, yet it w ill remain a truth, as firm as the throne of omnipotence, that every sin is hateful to God. and that the ini- quity of every man will find him out, either in this life or that which is to come. It was the unhappy condition of my bite wife, as well as of mvselfi to lie borne down with the" beastly besetting sin of drunkenness. This sin goes before all'others, in that when it is indulged to excess, it deranges all the powers of the mind, and unfits them for their proper exercise, as well as lays the body open in many Instances to accidents, which neither can in some instances be accounted for by the persons themselves, or by any other person. This appears conspicu- ously the case in reference to my present condition.- It is matter of fact, that upon the evening oh w hich my wife met her death, both she and myself were very much intoxicated. She followed me out flint evening, contrary to my command or wish. I can charge myself w ith tile recollection of no kind of intention of hurling her. While she was out with me, I requested, in both places we were in, that I might have pos- session of the key of the house door, as she w- as in the habit of losing it almost upon every such occasion. I recollect nothing disagreeable having past on her way home. She came home in my arm. " The first thing I did when we went home, to the hest of my recollection, was- to take my pipe . and till I rose from my bed. where I bad not been long before she fell by tbe fire- side. I knew of no accident having happened; or if Iliad, I most certainly Was tit that moment perfectly unconscious of any thing whatever, either of being the causw. or knowing in any manner of way of one or one hundred wounds; they would have been as easily accounted for by me. as the one of which she died. 1 knew nothing at all of her real wound, till it w- as dis- covered by the doctor, and was more confounded by this dis- covery, it i- probable, than any person else. When I was taken to pris I bad many conjectures how it might have happened ; and for one. that it might have been by falling npon a fork, tie. It was stated, in the information upon whirl) I w- as apprehend- ed. to have been by a poker :. this I held improbable then, as I still'do. I set thy mind to work again for a cause. I sup pose, about three weeks after ; upon many limes going over ibe - affair, I recollected something of giving her a shove ir the floor, when she cried out murder ; but was in doubt whe- ther, it wiis not the evening she had lost the key. Poring upon this and - reflecting, I began to think that it was the night she met iter oeaui. 1 then -. ecolleeted something? like a dream, o'' having a smalt « cis. ars in my hand, hut could not precisely say. And now. afterso long serious consideration and reflection, 1 am satisfied in my conscience, that litis must have been the way came by her wound, I cannot recapitulate any thing pa<- iiciiUr that tr. sy liafo been said, to ctccesloii this unguarded push I gave her, but have no doubt'that it had been in reference to her refusing to give me the key. ' Mark thejust mail and be- holti thy upnight. for tlie latter end of that mftrt is place.' It would be a most happy thing, if this could be subscribed at the last p- i-' t of every man's life; but • Ttaftsgressors Shall be des- troyed together, tbe end of the wicked shall be cut off.* I hope, thai whr. t- these lines will be read as a tale of human wop, iltey will bafe that additional force, which such a solemn warning is calculated 10 impress upon every mind, as the catas* trope ( as it m. ty he called) is a loud additional testimony in evidence of'sacred writ, that - verily, thtre is a God, that judgeth In thy earth.' '• II may he asked, were these sinners above all that were in Aberdeen ? ( and the wiiter deems himself chief) ; but it may be fairly added, that ' except ye repent, yc shall all likewise perish.' It wouMbe vain for rr. e, either to flatter myself or try to deceive my poor fellow sinners, by apologizing for my con- duct in any manner of way, ( and I hope it is very far from my heart) while I say, it is nothing less than ' the just anil righteous judgment of God, manifested from heaven before your eyes, against a family who ( ptofessed to know God, hut in vvoiks denied him' ; and it is my earnest prayer to God, that it may- be sanctified 10 the happy end, of making some wicked man or woman ' forsake their way.' and some careless immortal and - unrighteous mail his thoughts, that bp may return to the Lord,' while in lime. ' that he may have mercy upou him, and 10 a God of mercy, who waits to be gracious, and will abund- antly pardon.' " The dispensation speaks aloud to the city, and requires to be heard now, it speaks not only to drunkards, but to every sinner. It says to every one whose feet are not in the way to heaven, and Vstriviug to |? mer in at the strait gate'; • Go and • see what God has done at such a house ; and if you lay it not ' to heart you will have no excuse, should the same cup be ' put hitoyour o « n hand.' But I know, that many will bless God in their hearts and say, ' 1 ibank God lam not as other 4 men are ; I am no drunkard, nor adulterer, or Covetous, or - even as these sinners ; I tun- rich'and increased in goods, and • stand in need of nothing.'' But heaf the voice of eternal truth, him lhat ' searcheth the hearts and trieth the reins'—' Thou art wretched and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked,' He who testil'ieth these things is within' four days travel of tilt- judgment seat of Christ at fart hest, In all hitman probability ; be earnestly wishes all that may read to fee 1 the vast importance of considering their latter end, and not to content themselves with any thing 111 religion short of what will stand in the day, when lie tb. it comeili may come upon them ' as a thief in the night ; and rotfy cali at * s'uch an Injur as they think not.' It is only. the Gospel of Christ betivved; not'professed onit, that is the power of- God unto salvation. - ' Not every One that saith untoinc, i. or( t. Lord, shall enter into Ireaven.* You will no doubt say, why - does such a sinner'- preach to us ? ( • Oh grant- ed, the chief of sinuors 1')- But'he hopes, through the'iufinite grace of God, abounding . through- his - Son, to ubtain mercy, • not according to works of righteousness which he has done.' He has no desire to exalt himself, but on the contrary, to be abased in the- lowest manner ; he has no design but to join with heartfel t unison, with the- voice ot t. ul in litis dispensation, which he apprehends speak, 10 all,' A- nios lii. tj. 4 Shall ,, trum- pet be blown in the city and the people not hear; shall there he evil in a city and the Lord hath not done it.' ( permitted it). 1 Corinthians X. 12. • Let him that thinketli he staudeth, take lieed lest he fall.' It maybe asked are you satisfied with the judgment you have met with from men, 011 this very afflicting dispensation? I have and do pass over the judgment of men, and look to the judgment of God. I most frceiy acquit every nian who is guided by the word of God and a good conscience ; and I trust: that if any liuve erred through ignorance, the Lord will pardon such an terror ; and 1 pray- most sincerely, that he may. l ain far from throwing out any reflection on the Judge or the Jury. For, from the nature of the evidence adduced 011 the trial, ( and I believe the witnesses said nothing but what ' they knew or believed to be truth, though they may have erred through ignorance), the verdict they found was such as any conscienti- ous Jury, and what I myself, if I had been one of them, would probably have brought in. My last advice to all is, ' Search the Scriptures,' read fur eternity. ' Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.' • Let every one that nameth the name of Cbrist depart from iniquity.' ' Follow peace with all men and holi- ness. without which, no man shall seethe Lord.' Let all be assured, that every one • must give art stvrjunt of himself to God ;' aod remember, that however to themselves they may apologize for tbe commission of sin, or the neglect of duty, they can offer no apology at the last day for either. Be not de- ceived, whatsoever a man soweih, that shall he also reap. He that sowetli to the fiesh shall reap con- option ; but he that soweth to tbe spirit shall reap life everlasting. Whatsoever thine hand findeth to do, do it wit h all thy might. There is no device in the giave. • Behold the Judge standeth before the door. Be ye always ready. Live in peace,- and the God at love and peace shall be with you.' Amen. ( Signed) WILL. GORFTOJJ." " P. S.—- 1 owe my best regards to, and earnest supplication for, tbe best interests of a generous Public, for the sympathy manifested towards- me in my aftlicted condition,' particularly to tbe Honourable the . Magistrates of this City ; and to those Noblemen and Gentlemen who, at an early period of my dis- tress, interested themselves In my behalf, and to those Jurymefi who so kindly recommended me to mercy- by their Petition.— As also, ill a very particular manner, » . » those Gentlemen who were at no small trouble in preparing and forwarding ' Petitions from the Gentlemen of the County, and from the Bhrgesses of- Guild, and other respectable irihabitantsof this city, to Whom I owe my best thanks, for the very friendly maimer in which they came forward in aiding tlie benevolent design. As also, Towe my sincere and- best- thanks to those Clergymen who so kindly visited me in my solitary confinement,' to administer those consolations which the world cantiot give, nor death take aivay. Among whom, I particularly owe Thanks to'the'Rev. Dr. RosS, and the Rev. Mr. THO. II, whose attention was like that of a Father. As also, to Messrs. THOMSON, S& KC'R M- KECIINIE, and PKNM. VS*, who were'all kind and ' attentive. I also owe peculiar gratitude to sundry families " in this town for their truly christian humanity-- and benevolence, . is it res- pected my temporal comfort, as well as individuals, of whom I call say, • I was in prison, antl ye came to me.' I have " also to acknowledge, " villi gratitude, the kindness of Mr. BUOVN. the Jailor, for- every comfort in his power. and to Mr. TuitUEFr, Town Serjeant, for tbe very chrisiian- like conduct manifested in his attendance. Aud as 1 owe thanks to many I am igno- rant of, I offer up my poor prayers, lhat God may know them in tbe last day, as the redeemed from among men, and reward then) iu > he ) iches of grace, in this life." William Gordon, whose unhappy fate, has been grea- ly commiserated by many, and those in particular, more inte- mately acquainted wiih him, as a well informed man, ofa strong mind, was aged about 45, a native of Cabrach, and was born of respectable parents. In the early part of his life lie came to Aberdeen, where he, served an apprentice- ship to his brother in the baidware line, and afterwards join- ed him in partnership- in that business, which they jbinjly carried on, with great credit and respectability for a num- ber of years. But tils brother having left him, and'the business being dropped, he setms to have fallen into bad company; and being reduced in circumstances, biiook himself to making fishing fackte. His habits, however, were now depraved, and by no means improved by the con- nexion he formed with the lale unhappy partner of his misfor- tunes ; both parties abandoning themselves to those practices which produced the most dreadful etfocts," and terminated, in such . an awful maimer, their mortal career. The case of MTn'. osh, a young man- Who has scwcely at- tained majority, was yet uf a more aggravated character, and admitted of 110 palliative. - A cruel ami'deliberate murder was committed by him, under circumstances of atrocity abhorrent to our nature, 011 an unfortunate woman, whom he bad seduced under a solemn written promise of marriage, and who was then ill a state of pregnancy. His conduct during his confinement has been tranquil and unmoved, to a. degree so extraordinary, as to approach sometimes to indifference or insensibility • while it appears, that the Rev. Mr. GOKHO. V, ofthe Catholic Faith, whicil be professed, bad received manifestations of his penitence and resignation. On Monday last, a discovery was made by means ot a letter, written partly bv both, and signed by M- Iutosh, lhat ihe prisoners meditated an escape. This fell into the hands of one of the - Clergymen who attended, and shewed, that the minds of both the unhappy criminals had not been wholly employed as became men 011 the brink of eternity. Tbe failure of this scheme appears to have had a powerful effect 011 Al Intosh, in bringing him to a proper sense of his situation , and the deceitful calm which hail as ii were veiled his load of conscious guilt, now gave place to better feeliogs, and he expressed a wish to make an aionement to justice, by a full confession of his crime in a written Decla ration, which was emitted ob Wednesday, before the Rev. Mr. GOHCON aud some others, including one of the Magistrates. " Aberdeen Jail, 20th May. 1822. " I ROIWRT M'INTOSH, lying at present under'sentence of death, in tbe Jail of Aberdeen, do freely, voluntarily, and deliberately make the followii'ig declarations : — " Placing myself in the presence of God. the supreme Judge, before whom I must Soon appear ,0 rentlit an , lcco„ n, „, y whole life, I declare „„,] acknowledge the justice ofthe sen- tence by which I am condemned to die ; and iu consequence, in feelings ol bitterest sorroW, 1 acknowledge myself guilty of the horrible Crime of „.| lit. h j h( 1V(, ailt: uwd- >• As a dying man. I declare that I iiave. no. ill will what- ever at the Judge w|, 0 pronounced sentence, upou me, or at any of thfc- gentlemen who sat as . loiyme'n on my trial, or at any of the people who deponed as witnesses in my case, ajid. that I die in friendship add at peace witii all men.. For tbe many hark* of'kindlier,*,' which the charity of not a ftn>- liar- prompted them to shew me, since my confinement, and troitg particularly since rey trial, T rrfarn lf- fvig.- icd tiur. kit and I pray that the Con of lleaveu may rewind them. Prostrating thyself in spirit at the feet of tho Atut « THY. I from SWT heart and inmost soul detest and abhor the crime which I have had the misfortune to commit ; for that er'ane, and for the whole of my sins, 1 conjure my Gos, with all the earnest- ness cf Which I am capable, to pardt n me. and to have mercy upon me, { know. I feel ( hat 1 fin. self 1 am wretched in the extreme, and that if left to myself I cannot obla'in pardon, or he received into mercy ; but reiving solely on the infinite nic.'. ts of Jesus Christ, my I. ord, who » e redeeming blood was sbediur me, I hope lo tie forgiven, and to be received into favour. I crave pafOon of all men, on ac.- ount uf the dreadful out, rage which, by my crime, t offered to bumaa nature— on ac- count ofthe blot which I have brought upon my own character/ arid on the family to which I belong— and 011 account of the deep scandal that I have gften to the holy religion which [ profess. " It would ill become such a sinner, such a scandalous sinner as I have been, 10 presume to offer taWco to the meanest crea. lure on earth, but if from the bottom of this frightful dungeon, if groaning under the weight of ibese enurmons irons, wiiicb have kepi me rivrtted to the stone floor for six long long weeks whilst death, ignominious death, with all its horror, and ap- palling circumstances has, day and night and night and dajl. been staring me broad in the face— if situated thus. I could be permitted 10 raise my Ibiiee wretched voice, I would say to all, I would say to young people in particular—• Look to my saii sad misfortune, consider mv untimely end and learn wisdom I" lib BE R 1' M- INTOSII." M l I, tosh's Father, a mail far advanced ill life, and broken down with infirmity, went lo Loudon, as is believed, to usa' some interest in favour of his son ; but ivturned without suc- cess, duly ihe day before the execution, aod took leave of tha unhappy young man. between whom aud the afflicted patent the scene w as truly affecting. On the day of execution, the unhappy men conducted them, selves every way as became their awful situation. At 20 mi- nutes past two o'clock. Gordon entered the old Court Room, attended by the Rev.- Mr. THOM. when the Magistrates imme- diately after took their seats. Part uf the olst psahn was then' sung, the Criminal joining with a loud voice, and tb* P. everend Mr. PENMAN delivered a fervent and sui ab! « prayer. The other prisoner, Mackintosh, then entered the Court, along with the Her. Air.' GOIIDON of the ( aiholic' Chapel, who immediately delivered a Declaration, from anil with consent of the criminal. 10 the Provost, 4 copy of which is annexed Both the unfortunate men were genteelly dressed in block, having declined to wear the custom- ary shrowd, und seerurd film and resigned to their fate.— The melancholy procession now advanced to Ihe scaffold, Gor- » dofi taking; the lead. A portion ofthe 51st Psalm was then sung, when the flev. Air. THOXI. prayed long and- earnestly ; after which, Gordon kneeled and continue.! in devout prayer for some rime. M Intosh, wlio had Ijeen accommodated w ith the step'sd. uring these devotional exercises, inconsequence of ibo agitated state in which he appeared, now stepped forward, ariti every thing- being adjusted, about 20 iniiluty. past 3 o'clock, they were launched into eternity. Gordon died wiih great firmness aRd good hope. It is matter of regret, that owing to tbe executioner not having placed the rope properly; M'liitosb suffered long, and was greatly convulsed ; whitii Gordon seemed also to struggle a little. This gave rise to great mprtnuring and some comnunion in the crowd, but' there seemetl no disposition to disorder. The bodies, after hanging thfc nsutl time, were conveyed to the College, under an escort of Constables, I < r dissection; in terms of the sentence ; when the- Crowd, which cxcetdeti ally thir> g ever witnessed hereon a wimilu/ occasion, disper^ si with a deep Impression of . the aw ful scene, of which wt b, t » e no example since the year 1752, when William West attti Christian Frame weree* eruted here for n. ofder. — rr^.-^- l- j.;— al » > W- « irrrw NAVAL ISl ELLfGENCE: Evander, Deary, at St. John's N. IB. 1st ult. after a pas. sage ofa month from W kjew. ll!. Orkney.. T e Fairfield- Work. was also arrived at tire above date, after a pessage of about 24 days from Liverpool. Hannah More," Kenn, at Boston, 1st nit, from Ireland. The stem of the brig Palladium, of thispl. u- e, has been'cast ashore on ihe Jutland coast, about 18 miles northward of Rohsnoot, proving as wis supposed, lhat the vessel, iu thi violent gale of the 11th March, had been lost or foundered in that neighbourhood. The sloop Alpha, Wood, had arrived and landed the u- ooj and store-, for taking off. ihe brig Ci imonmogate. which was expected to he soon off, and ready to proceed on Iter destina- tion. Nymph, Hutchenn. from the Mediterranean ta. Loudon,' has'been put into Gibraltar, 011 the Ist May, with die loss of her main- mast, jolly bj,-.<, Jtanncheoiw, & c. after throwing oveihoard part of her car- o of Barilla, Glory, Morgan, at Demerara; . To April, Hearts of Oak, Robcrisoii. at St. Vniceht, from L'oil. dbn; in 42 days.' Scotia, Robisdn, from Liverpool to Quebec, in lat. 45. 44'. long. .42 52. Glh May. The Halifax- Packet. Leslie, Aberdeen to Miramich'I. was spoken with'on the lOtii tilt, by 11, ' M. S. Egeria, arrived at Portsmouth. ARRI? E: D AT ARERDj'EX. May 2,4. — Two Si teis, Gray Jiiveikeithiog, goods'; Wtii lington,. Gilbert, Hull, do'; Triumph, finllliy. London, do'; Janet M Ke- zie. Livertiesi, timber -—£ 5. - Sophia,' William- son, Wi'rk, esods * ZG. Thetij', Ci- ntchjv. Loudon,' ' ditto^ Countess of F- lgin. oiill, Moufrosc. goodt; IZoiterJaiii Paek-. r, M Donald, Rotterdam, diitp; Juno,' 1' 1' ues Duml - e, . dittoi Martjais of Huntly. Davidsoh, Leii'lf. do— 27. Shaft; M'Gre-. gnr. Inv, e tiess. fi- h:; Mafcbfoness o'f Huntlv, Au- le ,01, Wick, goods,—- 28. Search, Gilbert, and Minsfield, Morftoii. Lon- don. do,— 29. Brill jail t.' Raunie, Leila.— SO. Njrnro. , Sriiwif, London, goods.; Newcastle,- Leslie' St- S ! '.-. a to ; Janet- and Agnes Clark, Inverness, timber; Helen,; Tuyio'-. Isdale, slates; Intends, ' Brown, Liverpool, guuus. Six1 wltn coals, 25 with time, anil 1 6all ist. ' - » - ' ." • " ' pu jp: May 24.— Velocity! Crane Leitli; tin i- ief. Sharp, Spey4 . goods ; Superior, Duncan, andT. j.. -,- i . Leslie, London, dtw 25. Mary, Philips, North Bergen, do ; Resolution Ciavitii Newcastle ditto; Mary, Gordon. Inveiks- ithn-,-. do* Iviiu-- burgt) Packet, lltissack. Leith, do ; Ne. so. ri. Philips' Spey) empty boxes. — 26. I'rterhead Packet, Thom. Pet'er. Va ., gooii. 27.' Margaret, — , Inverness, do; Brilliant, llantiie. Lei'tli. 28. Commerce, Anderson, L utdou. goods.— 2f). Marchioness of Huntly, Anderson, Leith, do ; Perseverance,' Greig. Sun- derland, do.— 30; BiMtjjuni, Uannie. Leitli,— 28. Ciimnumy Anderson', London, goods.-—£ 5. Marchioness of Iluntly, Anderson, Leitli, do j Perseverance, Greig. Sunderland, do ; 30. Brilliant, Raimle, Lc'ith ; Countess of Elgin, Still, Monr trose, goods ; Siart, M'Gregor, - Inverness, ditto. Two witlk stones, and ? in ballast. At' LONIION.— Champion, Cabers, and Aberdeen Packet, Kerr,' 23d ult ' ' ' . . ' Til CORRESPONDENTS. Tlie Extracts from the. Diary, oj an Aberdeen Politician, ahjf the Third I. etter'of 011 Education, Sc. shall appear in our next. postscript LONDON, May £' 8. ft i e ft » ] ] o wii 1 or i rvi. p o r t < t n t fo r m a t i o$ was this morning posted, at - Lloyd** —" The Fiir^ iitiwrson, arrived frnuri China, soilyxt Ist February, nnd t> rirj; s~ a< lylce. that trade the Chinese? w; ts . stopped ort the IVcemher, in. con sequence . o^ au • aflVay between part of the crcw of the Topnzc frigate und'simpe iChTi'vese at" JfJin'tovi, by which, two of the latter were kilied.-^ All the GenUernen of tjie Factory hastened 90 board the < i if lo- re?) i . ships, and were afterwards taken on. J^ Wd the Wat'^^ MV * with their families a'j^ d property, as well as the Company'** property. 7' he ships rem'AinVd 4it Champie when Far. qu liar soil sailed. The Fa rq oh arson, Windsor, KtM> t nul iicpulae, h;; d taken in their cargoes, but it was supposed ' that' tne rest; of. thtu" Company's ships would be obliged to come away in ballast.** Extract of a letter from Macon, iluted . Tan. nuary 27: — . . • The affair of tlie Topnfce frig'aie remains unsettled. Tha *' Viceroy of Canton not having relaxed in liis demand, wo .' ref olved on moving . the. ships out of tbe river, arid tVei^ hed for . second bar yesterday morning, aud anchored here ( Cuaumpie) " in the evening vv'iih'all the ships ; the finale is with u's It is reported- that the Viceroy is ivil'iivg to open the n ude, so far as consists in buying und selling, but . insists 011 having tw a ' men before the ships sai ." It is'probiibie ' tiiaf. after liie Topazo. sails, which. is expected to be in about ten days, matters ; vifl he settled, and that we may exj'ett a filial adjustment, in Fe- bruary. TlHs is, however, only my oyiniolr;" ^ Letters are oivejyfrom ConstantinopTe, of the 25di and 26th ult; containing intelligence of a nioiu.^ pacific import tu'an what we have lately * received. If we ore to believe some of them, the Porte has at length yielded to the demands of, Russia.— o'heragarnsay- thit'ihe I\ n'te still fetuses ogive up ^ loldaviaatiil * Walfachia till the Insurrec'tion'of the Greek's is put down.- U • The C9iy^ t^ tjojinev. tobse. fves > o, n'fl* ese letters, t4 Tlie inteilt- ' fgence has Vie'eu furiilsh'eti by Bankers who hitve lent enormous sums to Govecnpeiit, and which haVe the greatest ' interest* itx ihe'preseiv- a< ion." of peace.*' " "-...'; • MARQUIS pv HASTIMIS.-— The chief reason, it is said, xvhiclt induces thrs Noblenian u>. return from India, is a genei& l decay"* of his coftstitnyon, and the affliction of ah aneurisium th'etb'igh. The Supeflij fj(). guns. (' riptain A. M^ » cl< eni? ie,' atrived af. . PortsmOu'Ti on SatCrrday afternooii from tlie Sotf t\" America^ station, vVnd the Egevia. sttg'u'n's, ' Capt '' Ni^ ojils/' fn>? ii Newfoundland.' Tht? Hev<) fiiiu » ii> r'iinJ, lion. Capr. IMleW^ from the. Medi 1 ei ranean h t'o b<* iu the Cbiuyi'^.'. ac, her way to • Spr'head, - ' " . " ' \ • " -"
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