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Diseases.... Public Affairs.

457 Puerperal Fever

or the emptying of the stomach by a Menorrhagia lochialis

I gentle emetic, has produced relief, and Mastodynia

3 where the stomach lias thus appeared to Rhagas Papillae

4 be primarily affected, a slightly bitter inSwelling of lower extremity

fufion, accompanied with the occasional INFANTILE DISEASES. Aphtha

use of gentle euoprotics, has removed the

3 Convulfions

complaint. In other instances, where the Hooping Cough

6 appearance of the countenance and the Hare lip

sensations of the patient indicated some Tooth rath

2 plenitude in the vessels of the head, the During the last few weeks, troublesome application of leeches to the temples and affections of the head have been very fre- of blisters behind the cars, followed by quent. In fome instances, considerable the use of cathartic remedies, appeared to pain, particularly in the forehead, giddi. be the most successful treatment. nels, llight coma, or transient phrenitis, Different species of eruption of the skin seemed to constitute the primary and idio- have lately prevailed, particularly amongst pathic disease, whilst, in other instances, children. They have, in fome instances, they have been symptomatic. Fevers have assumed the appearance of that which is been attended with a more than usual de- attendant upon the meatles. In some patermination to the head, and, in some tients, the eyes were affected with flight cafes, after the remission of other symp- inflammation, in others, some difficulty toms, these affections of the head have of breathing, with a quickness of the continued. They have also been the at- pulse, and in others, a very troublesome tendants of some chronic diseases. Rheu- itching attending the eruption. In a few matism has, in some instances, been ac inttances, pustules were formed, and in companied with pains in the head, and one instance, small vesicles appeared. tranfient giddiness, frequently returning. These symptoms, when accompanied with Indyspeptic and hypochondriacal patients, heat and quickness of pulse, were most these symptoms have been more frequent easily removed by gentle purging and the than usual, and have produced in the mind use of antimonials, in finall doses : but of the patient, an apprehension of a more

where the disease appeared to be merely serious attack of the paralytic or apo

cutaneous, small doses of calomel, with a plectic kind. These symptoms have been lotion of kali sulphuratum, and now and relieved by very different treatment. In then a gentle cathartic, proved fufficient some cases, either spontaneous vomiting, for the removal of lymptoms.

STATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

In June, 1798.
GREAT BRITAIN,

acts of parliament which granted proTHE

HE official journals, fince our last, tection to perföns of various classes. The

have been replete with the most me. necessity of the measure was obvious, and lancholy details. The nature of these to carry it into immediate effect; he events continue to be the more enveloped wished the bill to go through all its stages in darkness on account of the usual chan- that day, and to be sent to the lords in nels of parliamentary intelligence, upon the evening. this subject, being cut off. Under the Mr. TIERNEY'said, he had not heard head of Ireland, however, we have fe- any thing offered by the Chancellor of the lected, from the official reports, a brief Exchequer, to justify so precipitate a account of the several engagements be- measure. Mr.Pitt replied, that any gentween the king's troops and the people. tleman who was hostile to a measure ne

The parliamentary proceedings, since cessary to defeat the object of France, the publication of our last number, have poffeffed sentiments respecting liberty, tobeen principally confined to the complet- tally different from those which he would ing of the several bills before the two ever maintain. Mr. TIERNEY conceived houses. Mr. Pirt, on the 25th of May, this assertion as a personal attack, and ohlerved to the commons, that on the therefore intirely unparliamentary, and Wednesday following, he intended to threw himself on the protection of the bring forward a motion for the augmen- house; after having heard such a charge tation of the number of seamen ; to le- made against him, as that he was desirous cond this purpose, he immediately moved to impede the defence of the country. The for leave to bring in a bill to suspend two Speaker said, that if the language used

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State of Public Affairs. by the Right Hon. Gentleman, was the tical conjuncture, on his faithful commons fame as the other Hon. Gentleman com. to provide such means and measures as plained of, it certainly was disorderly and the exigencies of affairs might require. unparliamentary. Mr. Pitt replied, that This message was ordered to be taken if the houle waited for an explanation into consideration the next day. A fimifrom him, they would wait a long time lar message was presented on the same day indeed. The bill for the suspension of to the house of lords, by the Lord Chanprotections, was then hurried through all cellor. The earl of SUFFOLK rose, and its stages, carried to the lords, and the faid, he wilhed to obtain some informanext day received the royal assent; and in tion from the noble secretary (Lord the evening, carried into effect upon the GRENVILLE) with respect to the object river Thames and other places,

of the message. Lord GRENVILLE reUpon the second reading of the land- plied, that it was usual for his Majesty tax redemption bill, in the house of lords, to send a mesiage of that nature to the on the oth of june, the Earl of SUFFOLK house in time of war, and at the close of strongly contended, that the landed in- the session. tereft would be seriously affected by its Mr: St. John, in the house of comoperation, and, that to add fresh burdens mons, on the 11th of June, rose to make to those which already existed on that very his promised motion respecting Messrs. valuable part of the community, would ARTHur and ROGER O'CONNOR. In be highly imprudent. Lord THURLOW what he had to fuggelt, he said, every observed, upon this occasion, that he op- thing would be avoided that related to posed the measure from his judgment and the unhappy state of Ireland. After conconscience, and viewing it in every possi- tending that the 12th and 16th clauses of ble light, he did not helitate to pronounce the Habeas Corpus act, were, in the case it unjust and dangerous. His lordship then of these gentlemen, grossly infringed on, went at some length into the legal consi- if not wholly violated; he entered into a deration of different clauses of the bill, detail of Mr. Roger O'CONNOR's case, which he pointedly condemned. Lord from his confinement in Ireland till his AUCKLAND, on the contrary, urged, that acquittal; his arrival in England, his from the plainest and most concile arith- transmission to Ireland ; and, finally, the metical calculations, the most material occurrences regarding him at Maidstone; benefits would result from the financial together with the arrest there of Mr. ARoperation of the bill, which would evi- THUR O'CONNOR, at the moment of acdently extinguish from 60 to 80 millions quittal, and the transportation of the two of the 3 per cents. The Lords HOLLAND brothers to Ireland, under fresh charges and CAERNARVON argued against the of treasonable practices--the whole of bill. Upon a division, there appeared for which, he contended, were a chain of inthe bill 27, against it 7: This bill was fringements on Magna Charta, the Bill of passed into a law a few days afterwards. Rights, and the palladium of English Ti

The house of commons, on the 5th of berty, the Habeas Corpus act. The hifJune, went into a committee on the news- tory of England, he laid, produced no paper bill. The Attorney General ob- parallel to the cases of these two brothers. Terved, that however gentlemen might He then moved for copies of the warrants have underttood it otherwile, this bill upon which Mr. ARTHUR: O'CONNOR would attach no respontibility to proprie- and Mr. ROGER O'CONNOR were lately tors of newspapers, but what the law at apprehended. He next moved for copies present imposed ; and to accommodate the of extracts of all lettters and communicaCobjections of gentlemen, he mould propose tions from Lord CAMDEN, which conthat “Responsibility thould attach to only tained any account of the charges against

three proprietors.' The Speaker said, those gentlemen. Mr. SHERIDAN secondthat he thought two instead of three pro- ed the motion. The Attorney General prietors, would be fufficient responsibility, contended, that these motions were hostile added to the printer and publisher. The to public justice, as well as to the persons Attorney said, that from the very re- who were the objects of them. He had spectable quarter from whence the amend- reason to presume there was ground for meni caine, he should agree to it. This the arretation of Mr. ARTHUR O'CONbill was pased a few days afterwards. NOR, at the conclusion of his trial; at

Mr. Secretary DUNDAS, on the 12th any rate, he was bound to believe that of June, presented a message to the con- the noble secretary, under whose warrant mons from his majesty; purporting that he was detained, had documents authohis Majesty depended, at the present ori- riang such a transaction; nor would he

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State of Public Affairs. presume but that prima facie he was right. Mr. GRATTAN, SIR RALPH ABERHe thewed how the law applied in several CROMBIE, &c. This motion was oppoinstances, which had occurred of perfops sed by Mr, CANNING, LORD HAWKESfor felonyand other high crimes, being tried BURY, Mr DUNDAS, and air. Windin one corinty and acquitted ; sent to the HAM. It was supported, by several mem. next, and so on progressively, until they bers in opposition, and also by Doctor were at length put on their trials in those LAWRENCE, who fpbkę an hour and a counties, where they had actually com- half, the sentiments of the late Mr. Burke mitted offences, and therein convicted; as and LORD FITZWILLIAM upon this íub. mail robbers for instance. Meslis Tier- ject. The house divided, Ayes 43—Noes NEY, NICHOLS, SHERIDAN, JEKYLL, 159. Mr. Sheridan then, without any and Sir FRANCIS BURDETT, spoke in debate, moved for an address to his favour of the motion; the Solicitor Gene- MAJESTY, upon the state of Ireland, ral, Mr. WINDHAM, and Mr. DUNDAS which was negatived without a division. against it. The house divided-Ayes On the next day in the house of Lords, is-Noes 104.'

the same businels was brought forward, On the 13th of June, when the house under the faine restriction. As the busibeing in a committee, upon the message ness was coming on, and LORD SUFfent from his Majesty the preceeding day, FOLK was proceeding to make some reMr. DUNDAS moved « that the iúin of mark, the Bishop of Rochester called one million, be granted to his Majesty, to out, clear ! clear! of course strangers imenable him to disappoint the designs and mediately withdrew. The Duke of enterprizes of the common enemy; and LEINSTER, it was understood, then made to be employed, as the exigency of the a motion relative to Ireland, which was ftate may require." General Tarleton negatived by 70 against 19, and Mr. TIERNEY opposed this motion, Mr. DUNDAS, on the 18th of June, and wished fome explanation to be given, brought up a message from his MAJESTY, as to the application of the money. On importing, that leveral regiments of the other hand it was supported by Meflis, militia, had made a voluntary tender of DUNDAS, ROSE, and WINDHAM. Mr. their services, to assist in suppressing the Baker moved, that this grant should be rebellion, that now unhappily prevails in two millions, this was opposed; and the Ireland ; his MAJESTY, therefore, recomoriginal motion was passed. Mr. Rose mends it to his faithful commons, to conthen moved, that three millions and a half sider of the means of enabling him, for a be granted to his Majeity, to be raised on time, and to an extent to be limited, to acExchequer Bills-ordered.

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of the services of such militia regiOn the 14th of June, previous to the ments, as might wish to be fo employed. order of the day, for Mr. SHERIDAN'S This message was taken into consideramotion upon the Itate of Ireland ; Mr. tion by the house the next day, upon BAKER moved the reading of the Itand. which a debate of considerable length, and ing order of the house, excluding strangers of great warmth took place; Mr. Dunfrom the gallery, during the debate, which pas moved the address. It'was opposed was read, and the SPEAKER immediately by Mr. Nicholls, upon the ground, desired the gallery to be cleared. While that the measure was unconstitutional, strangers were departing, Mr. ABBOT, and that no communication had been observed, that, if any person whatever, made to that houte, from the executive presumed to publish, or represent what power explanatory, of the causes of the paffed, or might be supposed to have paf- existing rebellion in Ireland. If the Irish sed in the house that night, he would be government had acted agreeably to the considered as guilty of a breach of privi- wishes of the people, it would have been lege, and punished accordingly. No impossible, that such a situation as the strangers were admitted, but it has been present, could have occurred; the house faid, that Mr SHERIDAN, after a speech ought to know, something of the foundaof an hour and a half, in which he quoted tion of the dispute, before they proLORD FITZWILLIAM's letters to LORD ceeded to sanction the measures adopted CARLISLE, and Mr. BURKE's letter to against the people of Ireland : fome explaSIR HERCULES LANGRISHE, moved for nation was neceffury, previous to the para comınittee, which should be either pub- liament of England, taking part with the lic or private, to inquire into the conduct, executive government. Mr. M. A. TAY. which had led to the present unhappy re LOR, SIR LAWRENCE PALK, and Mr. bellion; and before which he said, he PIERREPOINT considered the measure would examine LORD FITZWILLIAM, nut only as hostile to the constitution of

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State of Public Afairs. the country, but tending to lessen the re were sent to meet them; they were 4000. fpectability of the service; because gen- strong, and many of them mounted. Co. tlemen of rank and property, would have lonel CAMPBELL, however, in partial enan objection to accept commiffions in the gagements with the populace at Monatemilitia, if they were liable to be sent out reven and Carlow, killed 450 of them, of the kingdom.

According to accounts from Major-geneLord W. RUSSEL spoke also against ral Sir JAMES DUFF, he took the town of the measure, and said, that he remembered Kildare from the rebels on the 29th of too well the American war, ever to vote May, and killed between 2 and 300. Maone man or one shilling, for fubjugating jor general FAWCETT, however, was lurIreland, until conciliatory measures thall rounded by a large body of the populace have been tried.

between Taghmon and Wexford; and deThe original address, after an amend- feated. General FAWCETT effected his ment, proposed by Mr. Banks, had been retreat to Duncannon Fort. negatived, was carried.

'On the 1st of June, the populace from IRELAND.

Vinegar Hill attacked the town of NewAccording to the accounts from Lord town-Barry, but were defeated by the CAMDEN, orders had been issued by the troops under Colonel L'ESTRANGE, with leaders of the United Irishmen, previous the loss of about 500 killed. to the 24th of May, directing their parti The troops under Lieutenant ELLIOT zans to be ready at a moments notice as, of the Antrim militia, attacked the people the ineasures of government made it ne at Ballycanoe on the 3d of June, and killed ceffary for them to act immediately. On above 100 of them. the zzd of May, information was received It appears that Colonel Walpole met by adniiniftration, that it was probable with the main body of the insurgents the city of Dublin, and the adjacent dif- about the 3d of June, in 'a strong post triets, would rise in the evening. In con near Slieveling Mountain, and having at. i quence of this intelligence, notice was tacked them, he was unfortunately killed, fent to the general officers in the neigh- by a shot in the head, in the beginning of bourhood, and the capital was put in a the action : when his corps, being in ftate of defence. There measures prevent situation where it could not act with ad. ed any movement in the inetropolis; but vantage, was forced to retire to Arklow. acts of open revolt, were committed in the The loss on the king's fide was 54 men coanties of Dublin, Meath, and Kildare. killed and missing, and two fix-pounders. About two o'clock, in the inorning of the The most bloody of all the engagements 24th, there was a regular attack, made took place at New Ross on the sth of June, by a rebel force upon the town of Naas, between the people and the king's troops, where Lord GOSFORD commanded, under the command of Major-general with a part of the Armagh Militia, and Johnson; when colonel Lorel Mountjoy detachments of the 4th dragoon guards was killed, and near 100 rank and file, and Ancient Britons. The populace with 57 wounded, and about the fame consisted of about a thousand men, armed number mifling. The loss on the side with muskets and pikes ; they made their of the populace was exceeding great. attack with regularity, but were soon re While the insurgents were sustaining pulied, with a loss of about 200 men kil. these several defeats in the south of Ireled. Two officers, and a few privates of land, government received intelligence that his majesty's forces were lott, a finall de- the insurrection had broken out with great tachment of the kings troops, were tur, fury in the north. , Major-general Nuprised at the same time, at the town of GENT, on the 7th of June, was informed at Prosperous, and a detachment at the vil- Belfast, that an infurrection was intended lage of Clare cut their way :o Naas, with in the county of Antrim : but he received considerable lofs. On the fame day, Gene- the intelligence too late to prevent the ral DUNDAs came up with a considerable people from taking poffeffion of the town body of the people, near the hills of Kill- of Antrim. He therefore collected a concullen--" the daughter was considerable, fiderable number of troops, and attacked for fuch an action, 130 lay dead--no them in that place. The king's troops were prisoners.". After thcfe attacks, the in- fired upon from the houses as they enfurrection spread fouthward, and broke tered the town, and were at first obliged to out in great force in the county of Wex- retreat with considerable lofs. Soon afterford; the people assembled in tuch force wards Colonel DURHAM, with the troops in that quarter, as to cut off a party of under him, proceeded to a distance of about 100 men of the North Cork Militia, who half a mile from Antrim, and commenced

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Public Affairs.--Marriages and Deaths in and near London. 461 a brisk cannonade upon it, and drove the defeated a large body of people near Balpopulace out of the place, and retoak lynahinch, who, at the close of the action, iwo curricle guns which had fallen into fed in all directions.

The populace their hands. At this time, almost the fought with great obftinacy, and lott whole of the counties of Antrim and about 400 men. They attacked impeDown were in a state of insurrection. tuously Colonėl Leslie's detaclıment, and

On the 11th of June a very large body even jumped into the road from the Earl of the Wexford insurgents was driven of Moira's demesne, to endeavour to take back with great loss from their attack one of his guns, but they were repulsed. upon Major-general Needham's post at The loss on the part of the king's troops Arklow. As soon as the enemy ap

was stated to be but five rank and tile proached, the king's troops opened a killed, and 14 wounded, with the loss of heavy fire of grape-ihot, which did much Captain Evatt, of the Monaghan militia, execution : this firing continued incef- killed. fantly from fix until eight o'clock in the After these various actions in the north, evening, when they fled on every fide in intelligence arrived, that the people had confufion.

assembled in great force in the south. The The next intelligence from General town of Wexford had been for fome time Nugent was not so favourable as his last in the hands of the insurgents; they acdetails had left room to expect; but it cumulated every day, till their number had been reported to him, from Antrim, was announced to be at least 20,000. The by Colonel Clavering, that the disaffected government, in order to repel this forin that neighbourhood had expressed a de- midable force, took measures to form a fire to return to their duty; and that at regular cordon reund the town of WexBallymena 150 musquets and 800 pikes ford, the common rendezvous of the inhad been given up to the magistrates. surgents; in which place they are stated, Many arms, 500 pikes, and a brass field- to have had their bulletins, as well as go : piece, had also been surrendered to Major vernment, and they issued proclamations, Seddon.

imploring their adherents is to spare the Lord Camden received intelligence, on effusion of human blood.” In this ftate the 12th of June, that Sir Charles Algill of affairs, the cabinet of St. James's fent had attacked a rebel camp at the Boar, Lord CORNWALLIS to Ireland, to take near Ross, which he dispersed, and killed upon him the superintendance of the mi50 people, including their leader. litary and civil government of that king

On the 12th of June, General Nugent dom.

Marriages and Deaths, in and near London. Married.] Mr. Wm. Alchorne, of Tri- Rigge, an amiable lady, with a fortune of nity-lane, to Miss Cobham, of East-lane,, 40,0col. Rotherhithe.

At Mary-le-Bone church, the hon. Wm. Mr. Thomas Dickenson, of Whitechapel, Gore, sccond son of the Earl of Arran, to to Miss Sarah Arundel, of Tetbury Glou- Miss Caroline Hales, youngest daughter of cestershire.

the late Sir Thomas Pym Hales, bart. At St. Bride's, hy the rev.Weldon Champ At Hornsey, Benjamin Boddington, esq. neys, sub-dean of St. Paul's, the rey. Wm. to Mrs. Boddington. Lens, of Bunhill-row, to Miss Simmons, of George Ayscough, eiq. of New BafinghallDorset-street, Salisbury-square, a defcendant street, to Mrs. Niell, of Horton-cottage, near of Richard Pendrill, preserver and conductor Windsor. of King Charles II. after his escape from In London, Charles Buckner, esq. viceWorcester fight, in the year 1651.

admiral of the white, to Mrs. Frewen, relict Mr. J. Smith, banker, of Lombard-street, of the late Charles Frewen, esq. of Ciewer, to Miss B. Remington, of the same place. Berks.

Mr. Oliver, of Brook-street, Grosvenor Joseph Smith, esq. of Hereford-street, to square, to Mrs. Mackintosh, of Kensington- Miss M. Cocks, niece to Lord Somers. {quare.

Mr. Wm. Thompson, to Miss Bell, of In London, General Duboyne, of the East Mincing-lane. India company's service, to the daughter of Mr. Rogers, of Swithen’s-lane, to Miss the Marquis de Desmond.

Elizabeth Wellford, of Tower-dock. Mr. Siffon, surgeon, of Brydges-street, In London, the rev. Wn. Lockwood, Covent-garden, to Miss Sethree, daughter of Maydwell, of Giddington, Northamptonshire, Mr. S. Hatter, of the same place.

to Miss Marilday Lockwood, you.igest daughIn London, Major James Rooke, son of ter of Thomas Lockwood, efq. of MortimerLieut. general Rooke, M. P. to Miss Mary street, Cavendish-square.

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