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crossing the Leven in a boat, the chain, given to fit up proper apartments in Edinwhich is fastened on each bank, became burgh castle for their reception, to which entangled with the bow, and the boat ship- place they are to be removed. ped water and sunk. Mr Perry seized his Gas-light Company.--Arrangements have children, and for some minutes supported been made for the establishment of a gas, them in his arms. He was, however, com- light company in this city, and we have to pelled to quit them, and make for the shore; congratulate our fellow-citizens on the near but he became exhausted, and shared the prospect of a great improvement being made melancholy fate of his children.
in the lighting of the streets. Political eco• 7.-Extraordinary Mendicant.-A man nomists are not, however, agreed, whether of the name of Brookes, who had for many or not the advantages arising from the genyears subsisted by begging in the borough eral use of gas-lights are sufficient to counof Southwark, lately died, worth upwards of terbalance the evil that will arise from the £1000 in land and houses. Several years corresponding diminution of maritime emago, he purchased, in another person's name, ployment in the whale fislicy. å landed estate in the neighbourhood of 10.-Meeting ut Manchester.-On MonWoolwich.---fearing, that if he had it con- day the 3d instary, a meeting was held at reyed to himself, it might take wind, and Manchester, previous to which it was intialtogether destroy his favourite pursuit of mated, that the numbers to be collected on mendicity. At the time of his demise, that day would proceed to London, to prethere were four new houses, but not nearly sent a petition to the Prince Regent, for the finished, in the Borough-road, which were purpose of “ undeceiving him." Placards built with his money, but were prevented were stuck up, and handbills distributed. from being finished by an accident of a very The people of Stockport were invited to join serious result, and produced entirely by his those of Manchester on Lancashire Till. original attachment to deception. The It was insinuated, that 25,000 stand of arms builder over-reached bim in the contract; at Birmingham might be secured. The arand, after obtaining £1200 of his money, rivals in the course of the day could not be refused to finish them, which preyed so less than from 60 to 70,000. Early in the strongly on his mind, that, in a fit of des- morning, the streets of Manchester were pair, he put an end to his life by firing a crowded by thousands, of whom a great pistol into his mouth.
part were prepared with blankets and bunEmployment of the Poor.The Board of dles for the march to London. A temporary Agriculture, considering the public benefit stage was erected upon a cart at the place of which would result from increasing the em- assembly, and the instigators of the meeting ployment of the agricultural poor at this appeared upon it about nine o'clock, and juncture, and being desirous that as much delivered harangues of the most infiammainformation as possible should be collected tory kind. Members poured in in shoals and made known to the public, have re- every minute, when it was deemned necessary solved to give the following premiums :- to call in the civil and military power, as
To the person who shall draw up, and had been previously arranged by the magiproduce to the Board, the best essay on the strates, in conjunction with Sir John Byng, means of employing the unoccupied and the commander of the district ; and by a industrious poor,-i gold medal, or one quick movement, the cart was completely hundred pounds : to be produced on or be- surrounded, and all who were upon the fure the 1st March 1818.
stage were conveyed to prison. About 200 To the person who shall, during the have been apprehended ; and after the spring of 1817, cause to be dug by hand, judicious and compassionate permission of for the production of any crop of corn or the magistrates, in suffering these poor depulse, turnips or cabbages, the greatest ludied people to procure lodigings for the number of acres, not less than ten, never night, they quietly returned to their homes dug before, the gold medal, or fifty pounds. next morning, without further alarm to the
For the next greatest number, not less country or peril to themselves. than five,-twenty-five pounds.
Meeting of Cutholios.-At an aggregate Certificates of the space of land dug, sort meeting of Roman Catholics, held in Člaof soil, and depth, and for what crop, and rendon Street chapel, on 6th March, resothe produce thereof, to be produced on or lutions were passed, declaring their decided before the 1st day of March 1818.
and conscientious conviction, that any power 10.-Commitments at Glasgow. After a granted to the Crown of Great Britain, of long and patient examination before the interfering, directly or indirectly, in the Sheriff, fourteen persons have been com. appointment of bishops for the Roman Camitted for trial, on the charge of conspiring tholic church in Ireland, must essentially against the govert.ment, and taking an un- injure, and may eventually subvert, the lawful oath. Of those formerly in custody, Roman Catholic religion in this country. two have been liberated on bail ; namely, That they should not receive as a boon any an auctioneer's porter and a weaver. Ano- portion of civil liberty, accompanied by that ther bookseller has been examined, on a which the Catholic prelates and people of charge of publishing seditious pamphlets, Ireland have condemned as essentially inju. and admitted to bail. Orders have been rious, and probably destructive, to their
religion; and do solemnly declare, that &c. on his way. He returned to London they infinitely prefer their present situation by the western road, passing through Car. in the state, to any emancipation which may lisle and the principal towns in that quarter. be directly or indirectly coupled with the The agreeable manners of this prince reno
dered him very popular in this part of the Nero Coinage.--It is not, perhaps, gene- kingdom; and he was pleased to express, rally known, that on all the new coin the on different occasions, his high satisfaction letters W. W. P. (the initials of the Right with the reception that he bad everywhere Hon. William Wellesley Pole) are conspic experienced. cuously placed on the ornamental part round 20.-Commitments to the Castle.--Nine the royal arms, between the harp and the persons, apprehended at Glasgow on susword ** Honi." On the opposite, also‘in picion of treasonable practices, have been the ornamental part, is the letter W. for lodged in Edinburgh castle, the gates of worker. The following is the exact weight which are shut, and the centinels have oro of each piece :
ders to exclude all but those belonging to, Dwts. Grs.
or having business with, the garrison. A crown,........18 4 36-100ths
Melville's Monument.We hear that the A half-crown,..-92 18-100ths committee of subscribers for erecting a moA shilling, ...3 15 3-11ths troy. nument to the memory of the late Lord A sixpence,... 19 7-11ths
Viscount Melville have fixed upon the 12.---Hampshire Meeting.-A meeting north-east corner of the Calton Hill, extook place yesterday at Winchester, in con- actly overlooking the excise-office, and in sequence of a requisition to the High Sheriff. the line of George Street -a most excellent A loyal, constitutional, and dutiful address situation for such a structure. On Wedneswas moved by Sir C. Ogle, which accorded day last, in consequence of an application with the views and sentiments of the great to the Town Council by the committee, for and respectable body of the people of Hamp. liberty to build on this spot, they unanishire. "An amendinent was moved by Lord mously agreed to their request. Cochrane. Mr Cobbett and Mr Hunt both Bonaparte.--A gentleman named Wallis, attenipted to speak, but they were violently who touched at St Helena on the 9th of assailed with hisses and groans, and were December last, in the ship Fanny of Lonforced to quit the field without a single don, states, that the following is a correct huzza from the people.
account of the provisions allowed Bonaparte Mildew.---The Rev. William Elliott, of and his attendants, which he receives daily Bishop's Stortford, Herts, and Mr James from Messrs Balcombe & Co. who are apLealer, of Dunmow, Essex, have lately pointed by Government to be his purveyors, addressed the public through a contempo. viz. rary print, in recommendation of a friend 6 bottles claret of theirs, a gentleman of family and respect- 19 do. Cape do. 8 lb. butter ability, who has made one of the most im- 6 do. Teneriffe 2 lb. lard portant discoveries ever get offered to the I do. Madeira 2 lb. coffee agricultural world ; no less than a preven- 1 do. Constantia Ib. tea tion of the mildew in wheat, with invariable 25 loaves bread, 5 lb. 5 lb. moist sugár certainty. He professes to be able to mil. flour
2 lb. white do. dew one land of wheat, and prevent the ad. 65 lb. beef
Vegetables to £1. 1 joining one from all such infection. He has, 36 lb. mutton Fruit 10s. in conversation, told several farmers, whilst 6 fowls
Sweetmeats 8s. looking over their crops, that he is in pos. 1 goose or turkey 35 candles ; session both of the cause and cure of mil. With a proportion of pepper, salt, oil, and dew. The method and expense quite within mustard; the whole amounting to about any man's reach. A remuneration is ex- £174 in fourteen days. pected, but not until after absolute convic. Curious Case-At the Lincoln' assizes, tion of success
in an action, Wright v. Jessop, the plaintiff, 17.--Grand Duke Nicholas.-- The Grand an apothecary of Bottesford, sought to reDuke Nicholas of Russia, accompanied by cover from the defendant, a bachelor of the Duke of Devonshire and several other opulence, residing near Lincoln, £787, 188 distinguished personages, embarked at Do- for medicine and attendance during twentyver this morning, on board the Royal Sove- five years. By the statement of the plaintiff's reign yacht, for the Continent. His Impe- counsel, it appeared that the defendant was rial Highness had been several months in of a hypochondriacal turn, and had taken the country, which he employed in visiting pills for a great number of years : he used to the principal manufacturing towns, and have from 600 to 2000 pills sent to him at inspecting the most distinguished public a time, and in one year he took 51,000! establishments of the kingdomh. He arrived being at the rate of 150 a-day. There were in Edinburgh on the 16th of December, also thousands of bottles of mixture From and
was received with all the honours due the ravenous propensity of the patient for, to his high rank. After remaining here a physic, it was deemed necessary to call in week, his Imperial Highness set off for two physicians, who, inquiring of the de Glasgow, visiting the iron-works at Carron, fendant what was the couise of medicine
and nourishment he pursued through the land Society of London, on the 21st instant, day, answered as follows:-" At half past met to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle two o'clock in the morning, I take two of Alexandria, in the Freemason's Tavern. spoonfuls and a half of jalap, and then a This meeting was the most numerous and quantity of electuary; then I sleep till seven, splendid, without exception, of any which and repeat the dose of both jalap and elec- ever took place. The chieftains, and most tuary; at nine o'clock I take 14 pills of of the members, wore Highland dresses, No 9, and 11 pills of No 10, to whet my richly ornamented, which had a most splen appetite for breakfast ; at breakfast I eat a did and characteristic appearance. The basin of milk; at eleven I have an acid and Duke of York took the chair as president, alkali mixture ; afterwards I have a bolus; supported by the Dukes of Argyle and and at nine at night I have an anodyne Athol, the Marquis of Huntly, and a mixture, and go to sleep.". After some number of noblemen and gentlemen conprogress had been made in the evidence, a nected with the Highlands.
The galcompromise took place, the plaintiff accept- lery was filled with an assemblage of ing a verdict for £150.
beauty, from the first families in the ou Coins.-A farmer at Bar-le-Duc, in country, many of them in the Highland France, digging lately near the trunk of an costume His Royal Highness the Duke old tree, found seven pieces of large gold of York, after two or three of the nacoin, which bear the effigy, of James VI. tional toasts had been given in Gaelic and king of Scotland (afterwards James I. of English, explained, in a short address, the England). These were in circulation at occasion on which they were assembled -Bar, during the residence of James II. of viz. to present, from the Highland Society, England there, in 1712.
a piece of plate to the 42d Regiment, or The ploughman of Mr H. Land, of Sea Royal Highlanders, as an acknowledgement Street, Hearne, in Kent, last week ploughed of the high sense entertained by the society up, in one of his master's fields, a guinea, of the distinguished services of that regicoined in the reign of Charles II. in high ment; and added, it was with peculiar sapreservation. Money of this denomination tisfaction that, in the discharge of his duty, was first coined by that monarch, and called as chairman of the meeting, he now ads a Guinea, from being made of gold imported dressed himself to the Marquis of Huntly, from the part of the African coast which its noble commander, on whom, and on the goes by that name.
conduct of the regiment in the various parts 24..Boat upsct.About one o'clock in the of the world in which they had been engag, afternoon of Thursday, the 13th instant, as ed, his Royal Highness passed an animated two fishing boats, belonging the East encomium. His Royal Highness then preHaven, were making for the Bell Rock to- sented to the Noble Marquis, a richly wards Arbroath, one of them, in consequence chased silver tripod, with fluted bowl; the of carrying too great a press of sail, run legs of the tripod were ornamented with down, a short distance from that harbour, thistle foliage, and altogether adorned with and the whole crew, consisting of six per appropriate emblems. The Marquis of sons, were committed to the mercy of the Huntly, in returning thanks to his Royal waves, and one person only was saved. Highness, and the society, said it could
A hard Law. At the Lincoln Assizes, not but be highly gratifying to himself, Wm Nubert, and Ann, his wife, were tried and the other officers of the regiment for a burglary. The evidence was clear, of Royal Highlanders, that in so numebut Nubert declared he did it by the per- rous and respectable a body as he saw assuasion of his wife, which she acknowledged, sembled there that day, bis Royal Highdeclaring," I am the wretched cause his ness, as commander in chief, had spoken of committing the robbery, and if I only could the regiment in such flattering terms. The be hanged I should be satisfied." The judge vase having been presented, the Duke of observed, that, in point of law, Ann Nu. York resigned the chair to the Duke of bert could not be convicted of this crine, Argyle, who is president for the year. A for as she acted with her husband, the law number of noblemen and gentlemen were regarded her as acting under his coercion. admitted as members. When the Duke of “ You and I, who are married men, (said Argyle withdrew, the chair was taken by the his lordship to the jury) know that this pre- Marquis of Huntly, who kept up the spirit sumption of the law is often wrong, and of conviviality, characteristic of a Highland that the husband is too often coerced by the meeting, to a late hour on Saturday mornwife. (A laugh) I believe. I have made ing. Every thing was conducted according myself intelligible, though perhaps my in- to the ancient banquetting of feudal times. formation may not be very palatable ; is The great cup of friendly pledge went round not our business to inquire why the law is the hall. The whisky was drank out of the so, but it is our duty to act as it requires; shell. A celebrated piper struck up. The and therefore, gentlemen, you must acquit Gathering," as the head of each clan was the female prisoner." The jury according- toasted, whilst Gow's band roused the comly acquitted the wife, and found Williama pany with those national airs which make Nubert guilty.
the heart light. 21.- The Highland Society. The High- 28.-Cobbett's Departure. A letter from VOL I.
Liverpool, dated the 26th instant, says, that from this yard for fifty years, which cir.“ Mr Cobbett and his two sons are arrived cunstance, added to the fineness of the weahere, and have taken their passage for New ther, drew together an unusual concourse of York, in the Imported, Captain Hall. She spectators; and the ceremony of consigning sails to-morrow, if the wind permits, and is her to the waves was performed with all full of passengers."
that coolness, regularity, and precision, 29.- Ancient Coins. There have been which ever mark such occasions in this kinglately found in the ancient manor of Ulches. dom. ter, Northumberland, nearly 1000 silver 31.-Sudden Deaths.-On Saturday afcoins, which appear to be pennies of the ternoon,
"pped down dead in reigns of Stephen and Henry II.
one of the streets of Leith; and about three 29.— True Highlanders.--Among the ad- hours after, a porter, who had been relating resses published in the last London gazette, the circunstance in a shop on the shore, al. to the Prince Regent, in consequence of the so suddenly dropped down, and instantly exlate atrocious insult offered to his person, ispired.
one from the Society of True Highlanders, 31.—The Theatre.-On Saturday night, in the Gaelic tongue. It is headed, “ Fame the 29th instant, Mr Kemble took his final acquired by valour, the triumph of True leave of the Edinburgh audience in MacHighlanders,” and is signed by Colonel A. beth, on which occasion he delivered a fareMacdonnel of Glengary.
well address, written by Mr Walter Scott. 29.-Launch of the Agincourt. The The house overflowed to witness the last -Agincourt, a fine new seventy-four, was performance (here) of this great actor, and . launched from Plymouth-yard on Wednes- it was not easy to determine whether the day last. It is remarkable that she is the emotion of the audience or of Mr Kenible only seventy-four that has been launched predominated
Acts passed in the 57th Year of the Reign of George III. or in the Fifth Session of the
Fifth Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Cap. I. To continue and extend the Pro- at or upon the day on which this Act shall visions of an Act of the Forty-ninth Year receive his Majesty's royal assent, or after, of his present Majesty, for regulating the by warrant of his said Majesty's most honTrade and Commerce to and from the Cape ourable Privy Council, signed by six of the of Good Hope, until the 5th day of Jaly, said Privy Council, for high treason, sus. 1820 ; and also for regulating the Trade of picion of high treason, or treasonable practhe Island of Mauritius.-Feb. 24, 1817. tices, or by warrant signed by any of his
Trade to the eastward of the Cape of Good Majesty's Secretaries of State, for such Hope, to be regulated by Order in Council causes as aforesaid, may be detained in safe -Goods imported or exported contrary to custody, without bail or mainprize, until Order in Council, forfeited, as also the ves- the 1st day of July 1817; and that no judge sels.-East India Company's rights not to or justice of the peace shall bail or try any be affected.
such person or persons so committed, withCap. II. For raising the Sum of TWEN- out order from his said Majesty's Privy TY-FOUR MILLIONs, by Exchequer Bills, Council, signed by six of the said Privy for the Service of the Year 1817.–Feb. 24. Council, until the 1st day of July 1817;
The Treasury may raise £24,000,000 by any law or statute to the contrary notwithExchequer Bills, in like manner as is pre- standing.--Act in Scotland of 1701, so far scribed by 48 Geo. III. cap. 1.- Treasury as relates to treason, suspendedPersons to apply the money so raised. To be pay committed there not to be tried, &c. with able out of the Supplies for the nert Session. out such order as aforesaid. From and af-To bear an interest not exceeding 3}d. ter the 1st day of July 1817, the said perper cent. per diem. To be current at the sons so committed, shall have the benefit Exchequer after April 5, 1818.-Bank of and advantage of all laws and statutes in England may arivance £15,000,000 on the any way relating to, or providing for, the credit of this Act, notwithstanding the Act liberty of the subjects of this realm-Pri5 and 6 Gul. & Mariæ.
vileges of Members of Parliament not invaCap. III. To empower his Mujesty to lidated Persons against whom indictments secure and detain such Persons as his Me. for high treason are already found, to be jesty shall suspect are conspiring against his tried thereon. - The Secretary of State may Person and Governinent.March to order persons committed, to be removed to
That all or any person or persons that any other goal; but persons so removed, are or shall be in prison within that part of are not to be deprived of right to be tried the United Kingdom called Great Britain, or discharged.
Cap. IV. To extend the privileges of the or paying any such contributions as aforeTrade of Malta to the Port of Gibraltar.- said.-Bank of England authorized to ad. March 4.
vance a certain sum, not exceeding three Cap. V. Por continuing to his Majesty millions, on the credit of this Act. certain Duties on Malt, Sugar, Tobacco, Cap. VI. To make perpetual certain and Snuff, in Great Britain, and on Pen. Parts of an Act of the Thirty-sixth Year sions, Offices, and Personal Estates in Eng- of his present Majesty, for the Safety and land; and for receiving the Contributions Preservation of his Majesty's Person and of Persons receiving Pensions and holding Government against Treasonable and Sedi. Offices ; for the Service of the Ycar 1817. tious Practices and Attempts ; and for the March 4
Safety and Preservation of the Person of Sect. 38. Whereas his Royal Highness his Royal Highness the Prince Regent the Prince Regent has been graciously pleas- against Treasonable Practices and Attempts. ed to direct certain sums to be contributed - March 17. and paid, from the Civil List revenue, in Cap. VII. To revive and make perpetu-' aid of the public service of the year 1817; al, Two Acts of the Thirty-seventh Year of and whereas many persons holding offices his present Majesty, the One in the Parliaand places in his Majesty's service, and ment of Great Britain, and the other in the others having or holding pensions or other Parliament of Ireland, for the better Preemoluments derived from the public, are vention and Punishment of Attempts to desirous of contributing proportions of their Seduce Persons serving in his Majesty's respective official incomes, salaries, pensions, Forces by Sea or Land from their Duty or other emoluments, for the same purpose ; and Allegiance to his Majesty, or to incite be it therefore enacted, that it shall be law- them to Mutiny or Disobedience.-March ful for the Commissioners of his Majesty's 17. Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great 37. Geo. III. C. 10, and 37. Geo. III. Britain and Ireland, or any three or more (Irish) revived and made perpetual. of them, or for the Lord High Treasurer Cap. VIII. To continue until the 5th day of the United Kingdom of Great Britain of April 1820, an Act of the Fifty-second and Ireland for the time being, to issue Year of his present Majesty, to regulate the such directions, for one year, commencing Separation of damaged from sound Coffee, the 5th day of April 1817, to the officers and to permit Dealers to send out any of the Exchequer, and of the several depart- quantity of Coffee, not exceeding Eight ments of the Civil List of Great Britain rer Pounds weight, without a Permit.March spectively, as may be necessary for giving 17. effect to the most gracious intention of his Cap. IX. For vesting all Estates and Royal Highness in such contribution, and Property occupied for the Barrack Service for executing the intentions of such other in the Comptroller of the Barrack Depart. persons as aforesaid ; and no deduction shall ment, and for granting certain Powers to be made, or fee, emolument, or allowance the said Comptroller.—March 17. taken, by any person returning, receiving,
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
Colonel A. J. Dalrymple, for the borough of The Earl of Errol to be His Majesty's Commis
Weymouth, without opposition, and at the sole sioner to the General Assembly of the Church of
expense of the electors. Scotland.
Hon. Charles Stuart, for Bridport, vice William Mr C. D. Donald, writer in Glasgow, to be Clerk Draper Best, Esq. appointed a Welsh Judge. of the Commissariat of Glasgow, in place of the
Hon. Alexander Abercromby, for the shire of late Mr Barton.
Clackmannan, vice the Hon. Sir John Abercromby,
James Moray, Esq. of Abercury, has presented
Mr Alexander Maxtone, preacher of the gospel, to ti The Earl of Macclesfield-Lord Lieutenant of the church and parish of Fowlis Wester, presbySir Richard Richards Chief Baron of the Ex
tery of Auchterarder, vacant by the death of the
Rev. John Murray: it Chequer, vice Sir Alexander Thompson, deckised.
The Earl of Rothes has presented the Rev. Mr Mr Alexander to be a Baron of Exchequer, vice Sir Richard Richards.
John Cuningham, minister of Newtyle, to the Jn191 Mr Cooke to be a Master in Chancery, vice. Kirkaldy, vacant by the death of the Rev. Mr
church and parish of Kinglassie, presbytery of
Reid. Steele of the Royal Marines, A. W. Crichton, and Colonel Sir Benjamin D'Urban, have re- ' Proudfoot, preacher of the gospel, to the church
Sir James Colquhoun has presented Mr Peter coived the honour of knighthoodanang
and parish of Arrochar, presbytery of Dumbarton. busyon Members returned to Parliament. Sir John Dalrymple has presented Mr. Welsh,
Alexander Macopochie, Esq. His Majesty's Ad prencher of the gospel, to the church and parish of vocate for Scotland, for the Borough of Yarmouth, Heriot, vacant by the death of the Rev. Mr Hunter. Isle of Wight, vice Richard Wellesley, Esq. who The Earl of Aboyne has appointed, by mandate, has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds
the Rev. H. Burgess to be assistant and successor