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State: but I and mine were not born un. tion are well known to the public. The der a government having the absolute power rent, in former years, has not exceeded to imprison us at its pleasure, and, if we can £1800 per annum, and the increased rent, avoid it, we will never live nor die under in the present times, can only be ascribed such an order of things. If I have not to the increase of the number of passengers taken leave of numerous friends in London, which has followed the facility of communiand in the country, it was because I should cation afforded by the late improvements, have been made unhappy by their impor- and the zealous attention of Mr Scott, royal tunities, and the expressions of their sorrow. navy, the superintendent. After the roup, I make an enormous sacrifice of property, the trustees partook of an elegant dinner, and of feeling ; but when my heart feels the provided by Mr Mitchell, at the North tugs of friendship, and of all the interesting Ferry Inn. objects in Hampshire, it is reconciled to

Greenwich Hospital.-By a paper laid the loss by the thought that I can enjoy on the table of the House of Commons, them only during the pleasure of a Secre- it appears that no

less a

sum than tary of State. When this order of things £15,383: 7: 1, was due from the tenants shall cease to exist, then shall I again see

of the estates belonging to Greenwich HosEngland.


pital, for arrears of rent, for the year ending Parricide.On Monday, the 31st ult. the 21st of November 1816. By another the Rev. John Greer and Robert Greer were

paper it appears, that the produce of the sentenced to death, at Carrickfergus, for lead and silver, raised from the estates of murdering their father, a tithe-proctor at the Hospital, in the counties of NorthumChurchtumbler, Carrickfergus. The cler, berland, Cumberland, and Durham, sold gyman was charged with wounding the old

and unpaid for, on the 21st of November man in the head with a hatchet, and the 1816, amounted to £25,109, 10s. other prisoner with abetting in the crime. The convicts were married.

Robbery.--Early on Sunday morning, the 5.--Trials for Sedition. This day came

23d ult. the dwelling-house upon the farm of on, before the Court of Justiciary in Scot.

Everton, near Greenock, was entered by a land, the trial of Alexander M'Claren, band of ruffians, who, after dragging the inweaver in Kilmarnock, and Thomas Baird,

mates thereof, consisting of a man and three merchant there, accused of sedition. The females, from their beds, and maltreating indictment states, that at a public meeting the money, wearing apparel, and other por,

them in a shocking manner, carried off all held at Dean Park, in the vicinity of Kil. marnock, on the 7th of December 1816,

table articles which were in the drawers and which meeting was attended by a great

chests of the house. Mr Lenox, master of multitude of persons, chiefly of the lower police, has arrived at Greenock, having in orders, the said Alexander M-Claren did custody Hugh and Barney Macílvogue, and wickedly and feloniously deliver a speech, this daring outrage, and for whose appre

Patrick M.Crystal, the persons charged with containing a number of seditious and inflammatory remarks and assertions, calcu. hension so much solicitude was felt in lated to degrade and bring into contempt

Greenock and its neighbourhood. the Government and Legislature, and to Caution to Stage Coach Proprietors. withdraw therefrom the confidence and af. YORK ASSIZES.-Mabsom v. Riscam and fections of the people, and fill the realm others. This action was brought by Mr Mab. with trouble and dissention. This speech som, a young gentleman of commercial charwas afterwards printed, with others of a si. acter, from Birmingham, against the defenmilar tendency, in a seditious tract or state. dants, who were proprietors of a stage-coach ment, which the said Thomas Baird sold called the True Briton, running from York to and circulated at his shop in Kilmarnock, Leeds and Hull, to recover a compensation in at the price of fourpence each. The in damages for a certain bodily injury, namely, dictment contained a number of extracts the loss of a leg, occasioned either by want from this publication. Found guilty, and of due care, or by wilful negligence, on the sentenced to six months' imprisonment. part of the defendants or their servants. He

Emigration.--About sixty respectable sat upon the box, and there were, besides farmers sailed from Bristol last week, on himself, on the outside, fourteen persons, board the Chauncey for America, and many including the coachman and guard, and six more are preparing to follow them, to try persons in the inside-two of the extra pastheir fortunes in the United States. In one sengers on the outside sat upon the roof; parish of Wiltshire (Mere), thirty persons and, to make room for the third, the guard are at this moment preparing to emigrate stood during the journey. The coachto that country.

man and guard were frequently warned Queensferry Passage. The right of con of the danger arising from the overloaded veying passengers and goods across the state of the coach, and that they were Queensferry, was let on Saturday, 3d curt. carrying a number beyond that which the by the trustees for the improvement of the act allowed, and were in consequence subFerry, for three years after Whitsunday ject to information and punishment. The next, at £2020 per annum, to the present reply to this warning was, that “the times tacksman, whose qualifications for the situa were hard, and that they were bound to do

the best they could for their employers.” At peror of Russia, King of Prussia, and Duke length, upon reaching a hill, where there is

of Wellington, by the corporation of the city an easy and gradual descent of more than a of London, to be upwards of £24,000. mile, the coach set off at a quick pace, Edinburgh Gas Light. We have great which increased rapidly as it neared the le. pleasure in communicating to our fellowvel or termination of the hill. When with- citizens, that the subscription for lighting in about a quarter of a mile of the latter this city with gas is now filled up. Nos place, the coach commenced running at a thing is more creditable to the public most furious rate; the vehicle itself rolled spirit than the quickness with which this and rocked from side to side, many of the

most desirable object has been obtained, passengers screamed for fear, and others, at the capital of £20,000 required, in the first the hazard of their lives, jumped off. In instance, being subscribed for in less than a this alarming state, the coachman attempted month from the publication of the prospecto pull in the horses, when the wheel horse tus.

The work, we trust, will now be forfell down upon his haunches,--the leaders warded with all speed, that the public may were pulled back upon the wheelers, and enjoy, as soon as possible, its many advanthe coach suddenly overturned. By this ac- tages. Several shops in this city are now to cident the plaintiff was thrown beneath the be seen lighted with gas, and considerable coach, and had his leg broken. Amputa- crowds assemble to admire their unusual tion was the consequence. Damages for brilliancy, anticipating from it the splenthe plaintiff-£200.

dour which our streets are likely to exhibit 10.-Explosion of a Steam Boat.One next winter. of those unfortunate accidents, (says the Importation of Grain.-Eighteen vessels Norwich paper) which attend even the best have arrived at Leith, from foreign ports, arranged establishments, that carry with with grain, betwixt the 4th and 11th inst. them a certain though remote danger, oc and the following is the quantity of grain curred on the 4th instant, and the horrible imported during the week: spectacle of eight mangled carcases is yet From Foreign Ports. Wheat, 1345 before our eyes. These are the miserable quarters 400 bags. Oats, 8185 quarters victims of the bursting of the steam-boiler Î15 bags. Barley, 1280 quarters 21 bags. in the packet which sails from Norwich to Beans, 840 quarters. Pease, 45 quarters. Yarmouth. Just after the boat had started, Brought Coastwise. Wheat, 204 quarit had not gone twenty yards, when the ters 561 bolls. Oats, 405 quarters 349 tremendous explosion took place. The ves bolls. Barley, 5146 quarters. Pease and sel was rent to atoms, so that little remains Beans, 211 quarters. Flour, 14 sacks. entire from the stern to the engine-room, Bran, 200 bolls. except the keel and the flooring. Twenty No less than fifty-one vessels arrived at two passengers appear to have been on Grangemouth, from the 1st to the 8th inboard. The bodies of eight are found stant, laden with grain. five men and three women: one child yet Wrecking: On the 3d inst. about four missing, and six have been sent to the hos- o'clock, during a fall of snow, and in a pital in a wounded state: six escaped un strong gale from the north, the brig Mary, hurt. Of these last, one man was standing of Ilfracombe, Captain J. Bowden, laden over the boiler when the explosion happen with culm, was driven on shore in Fassel ed. It is said Major Mason was another Geaver Cove, in the parish of Camborne, a whose clothes were torn by the shock, but little eastward of Godrevey, within the port who was otherwise uninjured. The third of St Ives. After driving over a dreadful was an infant two months old, and the little ledge of rocks for near an hour, she was innocent was discovered at the bottom of driven on the beach, and fortunately the the vessel in a profound sleep, after the re crew were saved. The captain, assisted by moval of the dreadful wreck.

some of the principal farmers of Gwithian, 11.-Fall of Snow.—Yesterday morning, and the officers of the customs from the between four and five o'clock, a consider- port of St Ives, succeeded, on the reflux of able fall of snow took place, which whitened the tide, in getting out the cables in such the streets of London for twenty minutes. situations as were judged expedient to keep Tuesday was remarkably warm and fine the ship in safety ; parties of men for the season, the preceding ten days were hired to work on the ship, in securing her of a similar description, and the whole win- stores, and to keep watch during the night ter has been mild.

over what had been saved. During the 12.- The Honourable the Barons of his whole of the first day every thing was conMajesty's Exchequer in Scotland, have made ducted with the greatest regularity, and not a grant of the extensive sand bank, which the smallest pillage took place ; but on the lies off the harbour of Greenock, to the second evening a party of Camborne miners magistrates ; infeoffment was, on Thursday came down, determined for a wreck. They se'enight, at low water, regularly taken of cut the ship's cable, carried off two of her the propertv.

small anchors, stole all the beef and biscuit Civic Entertainments. --The official re on board, and even had the hardihood, beport states the cost of the civic entertain- fore it became dark, to steal some of the ments given to the Prince Regent, the Ema seamen's clothes at Gwithian Church Town, VOL. I.

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which, having been washed by the people 15.--dir Bed. A very curious piece of
of the village for the poor fellows, had been furniture has just been introduced at Oak-
hung up, to dry. In pillaging the ship, ley's, the upholstery branch of the Western
they set the watch at defiance, by threaten- Exchange. It is an air bed. Half a dozen
ing to cut them down with their dags or large pipes, made of gold-beater's skin, are
hatchets. Almost the whole of the vessel covered with a ticking, and quilted together
and cargo belonged to the captain, and, we in knotted rows between each pipe. They
are sorry to state, was not insured, so that are then blown full, the bed becomes disa
he is totally ruined. We are happy to in- tended, and is sufficiently soft. By turning
form our readers, however, that three of the a cock, the air can be let out, and the bed
wreckers, having been identified, were ap tied up in a pocket handkerchief !
prehended on Saturday night by the Rev. Destitute Poor.--Some gentlemen, de-
William Hockin, and by him committed to puted from Liverpool to apply to Govern-
take their trials at the present assizes, on ment for a loan of £100,000, for the pur-
charges of capital felonies. We trust that pose of providing employment for the desti-
the magistrates of the maritime districts, on tute poor of that place, have returned with-
all similar occasions, by putting the existing out succeeding in the object of their mission.
laws (which are sufficiently strong) in force Unquestionable security, it is said, was of-
against such miscreants, will put an end to fered.
the lawless and abominable system of wreck Conjuring.–At the Shrewsbury assizes,
ing, which has so long been a disgrace to Thomas Evans, of Todley, was charged
Cornwall and other maritime counties. with obtaining money by conjuration, &c.

Blasphemous Publications.-Circular.- and was found Not guilty. The following
Whitehall, March 27, 1817.-MYLORD. is a copy of one of the charms produced by
As it is of the greatest importance to pre a witness !
vent, as far as possible, the circulation of

“ A Charm for low Spirits and overlooking blasphemous and seditious pamphlets and

Neighbours with an evil Eye. writings, of which, for a considerable time past, great numbers have been sold and dis

In nomine Patris up and down + Spiritus tributed throughout the country, I have

Sancti may lo 4558 + Crux Christi 4224 in thought it my duty to consult the law offi. 660602197 + 9555227 L. I. D. 698527 L. cers of the Crown, whether an individual 26210202720897. found selling, or in any way publishing,

Tetragnammaton X such pamphlets or writings, might be To be sewed in the shirt collar." brought immediately before a justice of the peace, under a warrant issued for the


The Luddites.—The following is an acpose, to answer for his conduct. The law curate account of the fate of the Luddites. officers having accordingly taken this matter --John Clarke, Thomas Savage, Joshua into their consideration, have notified to me Mitchell, William Towle, Johın Amos, their opinion, that a justice of the peace William Withers, James Watson, and John may issue a warrant to apprehend a person Crowther, were capitally convicted, and charged before him, upon oath, with the seven of them left for execution : John publication of libels of the nature in ques Clarke and James Watson having been retion, and compel him to give bail to answer prieved. John Blackburn and George the charge. Under these circumstances, I Shipman, two of the Luddites, were adbeg leave to call your Lordship's attention mitted evidence for the Crown. John Slavery particularly to this subject; and I have ter, also a Luddite, was ordered to be trans. to request, that if your Lordship should not ported for life. Samuel Caldwell, a Lud. propose to attend in person at the next gen dite, being ill, his trial was postponed.-eral quarter sessions of the peace, to beholden These, with Towle, who was hanged last in and for the county under your Lordship’s year, and one who has left the kingdom charge, you would make known to the chair are supposed to be all who were concerned man of such sessions the substance of this in the Loughborough job--the word used by communication, in order that he may re the Luddites. commend to the several magistrates to act 17.-Election of a Scottish Peer:--This thereupon in all cases where any person day came on, at Holyroodhouse, the election should be found offending against the law of one of the sixteen Peers, in room of the in the manner above-mentioned. I beg Earl of Rothes, deceased. The candidates leave to add, that persons vending pamph- were, the Marquisses of Tweedale and lets or other publications in the manner

Lothian. alluded to, should be considered as coming under the provisions of the hawkers' and Marq. of Tweedale Earl of Leven pedlars' act, and be dealt with accordingly, Marq. of Lothian Earl of Marchmont unless they shew that they are furnished Earl of Moray

Lord Gray with a license, as required by the said act. Earl of Home Lord Torphichen I am, &c.

Earl of Haddington Lord Elibank

SIDMOUTH Earl of Wemyss and Lord Rollo. To his Majesty's Lieutenant


Total,... 13. of the county of Chester.

Earl of Findlater


3 3

995 60

251 3 6



ject. We now feel ourselves at liberty to Lord Belhaven to the Earl of Wemyss and state, that Ireland was destitute of wheat for March.

the purposes of seed; and what may appear There were also 37 signed lists from peers. singular, also of a sufficient quantity of

poA signed list was sent by Lord Saltoun, tatoes. Of the former article, abundant but was rejected by the returning clerks, as supplies have been procured from the Baltic, not being properly sealed.

and from various quarters in Germany; and After the votes were called, the marquis from this stock, Ireland has been supplied of Lothian was declared duly elected ; there with all she required. Shipments of wheat being for

and potatoes have also been made up from The Marquis of Lothian.amma33 England for the sister kingdom. Marquis of Tweedaleamm.18 Saving Banks. We find these institu

tions gaining ground everywhere, and that Majority manman.15 during a period in which such an effect was The Marquis of Lothian, after the elec not perhaps to be expected. We instance tion, rose and addressed the peers in nearly one among many—the Hertfordshire bank. the following words :-“ My Lords, I rise The annual meeting was holden at the Shireto thank you for the honour you have done hall, Hertford, on Tuesday, the 8th instant, me, and I trust I shall always be found to when the following statement of its accounts act worthy of that honour. Had it been was laid before them by the managing comotherwise, I should have had the satisfaction

mittee : to strike my colours to a noble hero, who

Total amount of deposits received had bravely fought and bled in the cause of between the 50th March 1816, and his country.”

30th March 1817,

L.5994 The votes of the Earls of Findlater and Belonging to Labourers, L.1053 9 0

Servants, Marchmont were taken by the clerks, al

Tradesmen, 327 2 0 though neither of these titles have been


Intrust for children & others 313 0 allowed by the House of Lords.

Belonging to various persons 860 13 6 The proceedings were opened by a most Returned to depositors 193 93

-3994 3 3 appropriate and impressive prayer, by the Rev. Dr John Inglis, one of the ministers Stock purchased

6223 15 3 of the Old Greyfriars' Church, and one of Returned to depositors

278 0 0 the deans of the Chapel Royal.


L.5945 15 3 Their Lordships were attended by Colin Mackenzie and David Hume, Esqrs. two of The merit of these banks is, that their the principal clerks of Session, in virtue of a use may be understood at one glance by the commission from the Lord Clerk Register, meanest capacity; that they require no lathe magistrates of Edinburgh, Mr Halker- borious calculations, no nice arguments, to ston, bailie of the Abbey, and other officers. prove their advantage. They are instituThe election was attended by the most

tions by which industry may, at an easy numerous assemblage of ladies and gentle. rate, provide for the wants of families, for men we ever witnessed on a similar occa furnishing cottages, for stocking small sion.

farms, for providing against sickness, a. Nero Chapel.-On Sunday the 13th gainst unexpected distress, against bad seainst. the new Episcopal chapel at Dumfries sons, for furnishing resources to prevent age was consecrated by the Right Reverend from being burdensome to relations, to enBishop Sandford, from Edinburgh ; after able all persons to pass the last period of which he delivered a most excellent sermon their lives in quiet, and to have that pause, to a crowded and select audience.

which all should have, between active labour 19.-Silk Gauze.--In the present de and the grave. pressed state of weavers' wages, it is grati. Horrible Event.-Murder of Captain Mil. fying to learn, that the barutiful manufac- ler, late paymaster and agent to the Stafford ture of silk gauze has, after a suspension of militia, and suicide of Lieutenant Flemthirty years, been revived, with every pros- ing:pect of success, in Paisley. Many looms Extract of a letter from the Rev. Mr Gale, are already employed, and there is little

dated April 13, 1817. doubt that the number will rapidly increase. Pray call immediately on the friends of It forms a splendid dress; and, as it can be Captain Miller, and inform them of the brought forward at a cheap price, the use of fatal accident here-under related : Poor it promises to be general, in spite of the in. Captain Miller, it seems arrived yesterday jury which it sustains by washing.

by the subscription coach, at the Heathfield 21.-Provisions for Ireland.--We have Arms, near the Madhouse at Fivehead, known, for sometime past, that government where I visit as a magistrate. This mornwere anxious to procure supplies of wheat, ing he visited his old friend, Lieutenant and other articles of provisions, for the con Fleming, at Fivehead-house, where they sumption and use of Ireland ; but lest the dined together in the most friendly manner, dealers should avail themselves of the retired soon after to Mr Fleming's bedknowledge of the fact to raise the price of room, and in less than a quarter of an hour grain, &c. we remained silent on the sub the explosion of pistols was heard, and


those two old friends were immediately poor unfortunate plaintiff in this case. found lifeless,

Verdict for plaintiff, damages £120. This is a brief relation of this horrid Sentences at Lancashire

Assires.Death business. I have seen the bodies, the place 48._Fourteen years' transportation, . 8. &c. this afternoon, and, after every exami. Seven years'ditto, 2.-Imprisoned two years, nation of the circumstances, have no doubt 6.--Ditto one year, 3.-Ditto six months, Lieutenant Fleming first murdered his 1. Ditto three months, 1.-Ditto one friend, partly by a sword, and lastly by a month, 1.- Ditto one week, 1.-Admitted pistol-shot, and then murdered hiimself. evidence, 5.-Acquitted, 28.-No bills a

J. GALE. gainst 13. -Indictments removed, 9.Captain Miller received, on the 9th inst. Total 126. The number of prisoners cona very pressing letter from Lieutenant Flem- demned is more than ever remembered at ing, entreating him to go down, stating he one Assize; and, what is very remarkable, could not live long, and wished much to see the convictions for minor offences do not his old friend before he died. Captain Mil amount to half the number, viz. 23. ler therefore left town on Friday, to per 24.--Mr Wright. Last week Mr John form the last act of humanity, as he thought, Wright, who has of late delivered lectures, to one whose views through life he had al- and held meetings for worship on Unitarian ways promoted.

principles, in the Long Room, Marble 21.--MrWaithman.-On Tuesday, 15th, Street, Liverpool (a place which has been a most respectable meeting took place at the frequently occupied by different denominaNew London Tavern, consisting of the tions of Christians during the last twenty friends and admirers of the political princi- years), was summoned on three informaples and conduct of Mr Waithman (among tions, to appear before the magistrates, on whom were the Hon. Mr Bennet, Mr the charge of holding meetings for worship Brougham, and several other distinguished in a place not duly registered. Mr Wright characters) for the purpose of presenting to attended at the town-hall on Saturday last, that gentleman a piece of plate, purchased at the appointed time, when the Mayor by public subscription, as a mark of the re (John Wright, Esq.) and Alderman Nicholspect in which he was held for his conduct son took their places as the city magisas a public man. An elegant dinner was trates; they were afterwards joined by prepared, Mr Favell in the chair.

Alderman Sir W. Barton. After much disSpring Guns. Among the causes tried cussion, Mr. Wright was liberated on bail. at the Warwick Assizes, was one to recover We understand the Literary and Philoa compensation in damages for injury sus sophical Society of New York have elected tained by a little boy, of the name of Jay, Drs Brewster and Home, and Professor who was, in August last, severely wounded Jameson, of this city, honorary members of by the discharge of a spring-gun, set in a their Society. Their diplomas were deliver. garden near Birmingham, belonging to a ed by E. D. Allison, surgeon, Leith, who Mr Whitefield. The facts, as they appear likewise has brought a fine copy of Profesed in evidence, were briefly these :--On the sors Hosack and Francis' Medical and 7th August, between six and seven in the Philosophical Register from these gentleevening, the boy in question, who is about men for the Wernerian Society of Edin13 years of age, accompanied by a younger burgh. Edin. Paper. brother, went into a field adjoining the gar Strawberries sold in Covent-Garden marden of the defendant, in search of a stick, ket, on Saturday the 19th, at half-a-crown for the purpose of making a standard for a the Alderman's Thumb” pottle; middlekite. With this intention they went to sized asparagus at 20s the hundred ; and the hedge which skirted the defendant's pea gooseberries at 5s. the pint pottle. garden, and while one of the lads was in 28.-On Friday the 18th, two gentlemen the act of cutting a stick, he received the appeared by appointment, before the magiscontents of a spring-gun in the lower part trates of London, in General Quarter Sesof his body. He was taken to the hospital, sions, at the Sessions Hall, in the Old Bailey, where he remained for many weeks in a as members and officers of the Academical most dangerous state, but afterwards re- Society held in Chancery Lane, and procovered. The gun had been loaded with duced the books of regulations, list of memsmall pebbles, seventeen of which had been bers, &c. together with a petition for a liextracted, and seven yet remained within

The magistrates present were, the him. The learned Judge, in addressing Lord Mayor, withi Aldermen Sir John Perthe jury, observed, that the right to defend ring, Sir William Domville, and Joshua property in this way was questioned by the Jonathan Smith. Their petition, which was most eminent lawyers of the present day. duly presented and read, prayed for a liHe was, however of opinion in this case, cense “ for the investigation and discussion that the plaintiff had a right to recover; and of philosophical, literary, historical, and farther, that if the plaintiff had even broken political subjects, as heretofore," at the into the defendant's garden, the action would rooms of the society. Some question arislie. “ Surely,” said the Judge, “ the law ing upon the word political, a long discusnever intended to give any man the right of sion took place, which terminated in the shooting another for so trivial a trespass as license being refused. that alleged to have been committed by the 28.--Col. G. Harris.---The superb sword,


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