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crossing the Leven in a boat, the chain, given to fit up proper apartments in Edinwhich is fastened on cach 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 gasthem 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 eco7.-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 £4000 in land and houses. Several years corresponding diminution of maritime emago, he purchased, in another person's name, ployment in the whale fishery. a landed estate in the neighbourhood of 10.-Meeting at Manchester.On MonWoolwich-fearing, that if he had it con- day the 3d instant, a meeting was held at veyed 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 Hill. original attachment to deception. The It was insinuated, that 25,000 stand of arms builder over-reached him 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 inflammainformation as possible should be collected tory kind. Members poured in in shoals and made known to the public, have resolv- every minute, when it was deemed necessary ed 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 magisproduce to the Board, the best essay on the trates, in conjunction with Sir John Byng, means of employing the unoccupied and the commander of the district: and by a industrious poor--the 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 fore the 1st March 1818.
stage were conveyed to prison. About 200 To the person who shall, during the spring have been apprehended; and after the judiof 1817, cause to be dug by hand, for the cious and compassionate permission of the production of any crop of corn or pulse, tur- magistrates, in suffering these poor deluded nips or cabbages, the greatest number of people to procure lodgings for the night, acres, not less than ten, never dug before, they quietly returned to their homes next the gold medal, or fifty pounds.
morning, without further alarm to the counFor the next greatest number, not less try or peril to themselves. than five-twenty-five pounds.
Meeting of Catholics.-At an aggregate Certificates of the space of land dug, sort meeting of Roman Catholics, held in Claof 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 govern ent, 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 injuand 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 Carin 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 ren
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 had everywhere Hon. William Wellesley Pole) are conspi. 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 sentinels have orof each piece :
ders to exclude all but those belonging to, Dwt. Grs.
or having business with, the garrison. A crown 18 4 36-100ths
Melville's Monument. We hear that the A half-crown, 9 2 18-100ths committee of subscribers for erecting a moA shilling, 3 15 3-11ths
nument to the memory of the late Lord A sixpence, 1 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 to with the views and sentiments of the great the Town Council by the committee, for and respectable body of the people of Hamp- liberty to build on this spot, they unanishire. An amendment was moved by Lord mously agreed to their request. Cochrane. Mr Cobbett and Mr Hunt both Bonaparte.-A gentleman named Wallis, attempted 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 Elliot, of and his attendants, which he receives daily Bishop's Stortford, Herts, and Mr James from Messrs Balcombe & Co. who are apLeader, 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 yet offered to the 1 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 sugar 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. joining one from all such infection. He has, 36 lb. mutton Fruit 10s. in conversation, told several farmers, while 6 fowls
Sweetmeats 85. 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 ustard ; 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, 18s. 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 the principal manufacturing towns, and to have from 600 to 2000 pills sent to him inspecting the most distinguished public at a time, and in one year he took 51,000 ! establishments of the kingdom. 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 deGlasgow, visiting the iron-works at Carron fendant what was the course of medicit.
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 splenappetite 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 nummixture, and go to sleep.” After some ber of noblemen and gentlemen connected progress had been made in the evidence, a with the Highlands. The gallery was filled compromise took place, the plaintiff accept- with an assemblage of beauty, from the first ing a verdict for £450.
families in the country, many of them in the Old Coins.-A farmer at Bar-le-Duc, in Highland costume. His Royal Highness France, digging lately near the trunk of an the Duke of York, after two or three of the old tree, found seven pieces of large gold national toasts had been given in Gaelic coin, which bear the effigy of James Ví. and English, explained, in a short address, king of Scotland (afterwards James I. of the occasion on which they were assembled, England). These were in circulation at -viz. to present, from the Highland SoBar, during the residence of James II. of ciety, a piece of plate to the 420 Regiment, England there, in 1712.
or Royal Highlanders, as an acknowledgThe ploughman of Mr H. Land, of Sea ment of the high sense entertained by the Street, Hearne, in Kent, last week ploughed Society of the distinguished services of that up, in one of his master's fields, a guinea regiment; and added, it was with peculiar coined in the reign of Charles II. in high satisfaction that, in the discharge of his preservation. Money of this denomination duty as chairman of the meeting, he now was first coined by that monarch, and called addressed himself to the Marquis
of Hunta Guinea, from being made of gold import- ly, its noble commander, on whom, and on ed from the part of the African coast which the conduct of the regiment in the various goes by that name.
parts of the world in which they had been eri24.-Boat upset.-About one o'clock in gaged, his Royal Highness passed an animated the afternoon of Thursday, the 13th instant, encomium. His Royal Highness then preas two fishing boats, belonging to the East sented to the Noble Marquis a richly chased Haven, were making for the Bell Rock to- silver tripod, with fluted bowl; the legs of wards Arbroath, one of them, in consequence the tripod were ornamented with thistle foof carrying too great a press of sail, run liage, and altogether adorned with approdown, a short distance from that harbour, priate emblems. The Marquis of Huntly, and the whole crew, consisting of six per- in returning thanks to his Royal Highness sons, were committed to the mercy of the and the society, said it could not but be waves, and one person only was saved. highly gratifying to himself, and the other
A hard Law. At the Lincoln Assizes, officers of the regiment of Royal HighlandWm Nubert, and Ann, his wife, were tried ers, that, in so numerous and respectable a for a burglary. The evidence was clear, body as he saw assembled there that day, but Nubert declared he did it by the per his Royal Highness, as commander in chief, suasion of his wife, which she acknowledged, had spoken of the regiment in such flatterdeclaring, “ I am the wretched cause of his ing terms. The vase having been presentcommitting the robbery, and if I only could ed, the Duke of York resigned the chair to be hanged I should be satisfied.” The judge the Duke of Argyle, who is president for observed, that, in point of law, Ann Nu- the year. A number of noblemen and bert could not be convicted of this crime, gentlemen were admitted as members. for, as she acted with her husband, the law When the Duke of Argyle withdrew, the regarded her as acting under his coercion. chair was taken by the Marquis of Huntly, “. You and I, who are married men (said who kept up that spirit of conviviality charhis lordship to the jury), know that this pre- acteristic of a Highland meeting, to a late sumption of the law is often wrong, and hour on Saturday morning. Every thing that the husband is too often coerced by the was conducted according to the ancient banwife. (A laugh.) I believe I have made quetting of feudal times. The great cup of myself intelligible, though perhaps my in- friendly pledge went round the hall. The formation may not be very palatable ; it is whisky was drank out of the shell. A celenot our business to inquire why the law is brated piper struck up “ The Gathering, so, but it is our duty to act as it requires ; as the head of each clan was toasted, whilst and therefore, gentlemen, you must acquit Gow's band roused the company with those the female prisoner.” The jury according- national airs which make the heart light. ly acquitted the wife, and found William 28.-Cobbett's Departure.-A letter from Nubert guilty.
Liverpool, dated the 26th instant, says, that 27.-The Highland Society. The High- “ Mr Cobbett and his two sons are arrived Vol. I.
here and have taken their passage for New from this yard for fifty years, which circumYork, in the Imported, Captain Hall. She stance, added to the fineness of the weather, sails to-morrow, if the wind permits, and is drew together an unusual concourse of specfull of passengers.
tators; and the ceremony of consigning her 29. - Ancient Coins..There have been to the waves was performed with all that lately found in the ancient manor of Ulches- coolness, regularity, and precision, which ter, Northumberland, nearly 1000 silver ever mark such occasions in this kingdom. coins, which appear to be pennies of the 31.-Sudden Deaths.-On Saturday af. reigns of Stephen and Henry II.
ternoon, a woman dropped down dead in 29.- True Highlanders. Among the ad. one of the streets of Leith; and about three dresses published in the last London gazette hours after, a porter, who had been relating to the Prince Regent, in consequence of the the circumstance in a shop on the shore, also late atrocious insult offered to his person, is suddenly dropped down, and instantly exone from the Society of True Highlanders, pired. in the Gaelic tongue. It is headed, " Fame 31.—The Theatre.-On Saturday night, acquired by valour, the triumph of True the 29th instant, Mr Kemble took his final Highlanders,” and is signed by Colonel A. leave of the Edinburgh audience in Macbeth; Macdonnel of Glengary.
on which occasion he delivered a farewell 29.-Launch of the Agincourt.–The address, written by Mr Walter Scotte The Agincourt, a fine new seventy-four, was house overflowed to witness the last perfor. launched from Plymouth-yard on Wednes- mance (here) of this great actor, and it was day last. It is remarkable, that she is the not easy to determine whether the emotion of only seventy-four that has been launched the audience or of Mr Kemble 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 July said Privy Council, for high treason, sus1820 ; 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 effected.
such person or persons so committed, with CAP. 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. I.-Treasury as relates to treason suspended.--Persons to apply the money so raised. - To be pay- committed there not to be tried, &c. with able out of the Supplies for the next 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 advance £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 inva. CAP. III. To empower his Majesty to lidated. Persons against whom indictments secure and detain such Persons as his Ma. for high treason are already found, to be jesty shall suspect are conspiring against his tried thereon.— The Secretary of State may Person and Government. March 4. order persons committed to be removed to
That all, or any person or persons, that any other gaol ; but persons so removed, are or shall be in prison within that part of are not to be deprived of right to be tried or the United Kingdom called Great Britain, 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 adMarch 4.
vance a certain sum not exceeding three Cap. V. For 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 of Preservation of his Majesty's Person and Persons receiving Pensions and holding" Government against Treasonable and SediOffices; for the Service of the Year 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 w 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 perpetuaid 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. 70, and 37. Geo. III. Britain and Ireland, or any three or inore (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 of and to permit Dealers to send out any the Exchequer, and of the several depart. quantity of Coffee, not exceeding Eight ments of the Civil List of Great Britain re- 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 Departpersons 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 Weymouth, without opposition, and at the sole expense of the electors.
Hon. Charles Stuart for Bridport, vice William Draper Best, Esq. appointed a Welsh Judge.
Hon. Alexander Abercromby, for the shire of Clackmannan, vice the Hon. Sir John Abereromby, deceased.
Mr G. D. Donald, writer in Glasgow, to be Clerk
Lord Combermere has been appointed Captain and Governor of Barbadoes.
The Earl of Macclesfield-Lord Lieutenant of the county of Oxford.
Sir Richard Richards-Chief Baron of the Exchequer, vice Sir Alexander Thompson, deceased. 5. Mr Alexander to be a Baron of Exchequer, vice Sir Richard Richards.
Mr Cooke to be a Master in Chancery, vice Mr Alexander.
Lieut. Steele of the Royal Marines, A. W. Crichton, and Colonel Sir Benjamin D'Urban, have received the honour of knighthood.
Members returned to Parliament. Alexander Maconochie, Esq. his Majesty's Advocate for Scotland, for the Borough of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, vice Richard Wellesley, Esq. who has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds.
Presentations, James Moray, Esq. of Abercairny has presented Mr Alexander Maxtone, preacher of the gospel, to the church and parish of Fowlis Wester, presbytery of Auchterarder, vacant by the death of the Rev. John Murray
The Earl of Rothes has presented the Rev. John Cunningham, minister of Newtyle, to the church and parish of Kinglassie, presbytery of Kirkaldy, vacant by the death of the Rev. Mr Reid.
Sir James Colquhoun has presented Mr Peter Proudfoot, preacher of the gospel, to the church and parish of Arrochar, presbytery of Dumbarton.
Sir John Dalrymple has presented Mr Welsh, preacher of the gospel, to the church and parish of Heriot, vacant by the death of the Rev. Mr Hunter,
The Earl of Aboyne has appointed, by mandate. the Rev. H. Burgess to be assistant and successor