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Abstract of tin Act for extending Trial ly Jury in Scotland - - 318

Pit/rnts in 1815 ----.... . 3)q

Bill of Christenings and Burials within the Bills of Mortality - 322

Price of Stocks ........ _ 323

Table vf Bankruptcies - - - - . . »■ . 324

Average Price of Corn and Quartern Loaf ..... 325

Quantity of Porter and Ale brewed in London .... 325

List of 1 he Prince Regent's Ministers ...... 326

Meteorological Register ........ 327

STATE PAPERS.

I. BRITISH.

Prince Regmt's Message to Parliament ..... jjg

——^——— Speech on proroguing Parliament - 3'jg

Proclamation respecting disorderly Seamen - 33$

Tables, Public Income, Expenditure, &c. .... . 32a

II. FOREIGN.

Convention between Great Britain and the United Netherlands - 345

Declaration against the Rajah of Nepaul - 346

7'reati/ of Peact between deal Britain and the United Stales of Ame-

rica .......... 352

Declaration if the Allied Powers relative to the Slave Trade - - 358

Note from the Plenipotentiaries ofthe King of Naples - . . 3fi0

American President's Message to Congress ..... 3t)l

Napoleon to the French Pcoplt ....... 363

Note from the King of Saxony to the Allied Powers ... 3(j+

Declaration of the Allied-Powers against Buonaparte ... 3ffl

Treaties between Great Britain and Austria, Russia and Prussia - 3(77

Proclamation of the King of Napics ...... 3fi0

Letters from M. dr Caulincourt So Lord Castlrreagh ... 371

Answer from Lord Castlereagh, and Letter ef Lord Clancarty - 3/2

Proclamation bti the King of Prussia ...... 3"5

Proclamation of the Emperor of Austria ..... 37!)

Proclamation of the Prince of Orange ...... 370

Additional Convention between Great Britain and Prussia - . 377

Proclamation of Ferdinand W.King of the Two Sicilies - - 378

Declaration by Louis Will. ....... 3719

Note of the Allied Powers to the Swiss Diet ----- 3g0

Answer to the above ......... 382

Pi oclamation of the King of Prussia on resuming his Polish provinces 383

Treaty of Peace ielween Saxony and Prussia .... 384

Proclamation of the King if Prussia to his Saxon Subjects - - 386

Address of the King of Saxony to the same ..... 387

Prussian Decree respecting the Representation of the. People - - 387

Protest of rlie Spanish Ambassador at Vienna .... 388

German Act of Confederation - - - - - - - 300

Duke o; H'cliingtriii's Proclamation in France .... 392

lluanapurte's Declaration to the French ..... 3f|$

Proclamation of Louis XVIII, on his return ..... 303

Supplementary

Supplementary Convention between Great Britain and Russia - - 394

Proclamation of the King of the Netherlands .... 2yb

1'roclamation of the Prince Regent respecting Brunswick - - 3gs

Address of the Belgian Prelates ....... 308

ipeech oj the King of the Netherlands ----». 4(jg

Convention between lite British and Dutch Governments ... 403

Treaty between Great Britain and Russia respecting the Ionian'

Islands --»««--.»• 407

Defimitire Treaty between the Allied Powers and France - - 410

Convention relative to the same ....... 415

Protocol with raped to the Ceiled Places - - - - - 417

State Papers to the Due de Richelieu - -- - - - 4ig

Sole of the Allied Ministers addressed to lite same - 40Q

Message of the American President to Congress .... 423

CHARACTERS.

Account of Professor Ilcyne ....... 4g(j

Snithson Tennant, Esq. - - - - _ . . 433

if. ParMf.ntier ----...... 437

Muneo Park .......... 445

Ali Pasha, Vizier of Albania ....... 44(j

BeggeJan , 453

MANNERS CUSTOMS, &c. OF NATIONS AND

CLASSES OF PEOPLE.

The fTakalfcs .......... 4f>0

The Sect ofSonfees ....... __4(jl

Ikaruclcr of the Persians -- ...... 4(j.t

Account of the liosjesmans ........ 4(j(j

Character of the Afghauns - . . 474

ihollah, or Maliomedan Priests ...... 473

Education und Literature of t/te Afghauns - - - - - 4«l

JhcKaussers .......... 483

NATURAL HISTORY.

Swilh-irrst Monsotn m India - - .... 488

Spitted Hyena -'"- - - - - - -- - 4$l

Hand Antelope ......... 493

Ostrich. ........... 4(j3

I-ocusts ........... 4(jji

G*r<iffe 4y7

Pitch Hells - 498

Sirocco - - ........ 4gg

USEFUL PROJECTS AND 1NPROVEMENTS.

Sir 17. Davy's method of preventing Explosions from Fire Dump - 501

Steam-Bonis on the Clyde ....... 804

Chinese Paste -.-------- 50o

Xcvc node of Manufacturing Hemp and llax .... 505

MISCELLANIES.

MISCELLANIES.

Accident at Heaton Main Colliery ...... 507

Accident at the Success Coal-pit .-.---- 508

Another Accident at a Colliery ------- 50Q

Volcano of Albay . . - - . . - • »10

Descendants of the Mutineers of the Bounty - - - - *14

Shawl Manufactory at Caskmcer ------- 520

Account of Candahar --------- 521

Account of Peshawer --------- 524

J%e Malcooa Negroes --------- 527

TAe J?ai »f Abyssinia 530

Abyssinian Acting ------ ... 533

Abyssinian Baptism - -'- - - - - - -' 535

Aaowa -.-.------» 537

On the Gold of the Coast of Guinea 539

Account of Murray's Islands .--.--«- 542

Account of IVellesley's Islands ------- 545

Additional Accounts of the Battle of Waterloo - - - - 649

Report of the Committee of the House of Commons on Parish Apprentices 557

Report on Laws relating to the Manufacture, Sale, and Assize of Bread 563

Education in Scotland - - - -- - - - 573

The River Niger 57D

Reclamations from the Museum of the Louvre - - - - 586

Extract from Report on Mendicity _.---- 5£4

STATE PAPERS OMITTED.

Note of Lord Castlereagh to the Allied Ministers ... 601

Answer of the Plenipotentiaries of France to the Propositions of Sept. 20ih 6o4

Reply to the same .-..-.--- 60Q

Protocol respecting the Money to be paid by France - - - 611

POETRY.

Spanish Scenery - - - - 6l5

A Morning Call 6l8

A Scent in the Isle of Stye - - ----- 620

Reynolds as an Artist - - - -- ... 623

Lines on the Death of Opic ...... 6*5

A Northern Spring 636

Brynhilda 627

Verses to the Brook of Borrowdale - .... - 632

Epitaph on an unfortunate Young Lady ----- 633

Afghaun Poetry - 634

THE

ANNUAL REGISTER,

For the Year 1815.
GENERAL HISTORY.

CHAPTER I.

Parliamentary Transactions.Debate relative to delivering up Spaniards from Gibraltar.Debate on keeping Militia embodied.Transfer of Genoa to the King of Sardinia.'Proceedings on the Corn Laws.Trial by Jury in civil causes in Scotland.Motion for a Committee of Inquiry respecting the Bank of England.Continuation of the Bank Restriction Act.Arrest of lord Cochrane in the House of Commons.

ON Feb. 9th the two houses of parliament met again after their adjournment.

One of the first tonics of discussion by which the public feelings were interested, related to the delivering up, by the lieutenant - governor of Gibraltar, of some Spaniards from Cadiz, who had taken refuge in that fortress from the persecution of the Spanish government. This circumstance was much animadverted upan both in writing and conversation during the last year, and was the subject of a motion in parliament; but the exjwitation

Vol. LVJI.

of seeing it brought to a future discussion was the cause that no notice was then taken of it in this work. The following is a brief statement of the case. Don Antonio Puigblanc, Hebrew professor in the university of Alc.iln, having written against the Inquisition, determined, after the resumption of the crown by Ferdinand VII. to seek a refuge in Gibraltar. For this purpose he procured a passport on May 14, 1814, from the governor of Cadiz, which was countersigned by sir James DuiF, the British consul, and by virtue of it, he, with a [B] friend

friend, sailed for Gibraltar, where they arrived and were admitted on the 15th. On the next day Duff sent a letter to Gibraltar pointing out these persons as being objects of suspicion to the Spanish government; and the consequence was, that they were arrested by order of gen. Smith, the lieut.-governor, delivered to a Spanish commandant, and conveyed back, in irons,' to Cadiz. Puigblanc was there tried, and acquitted of the offence with which he was charged, but was informed that he must still be tried before the tribunal of the Inquisition. He, however, effected an escape to England, where he made his case publicly known. The general indignation excited by the circumstance of a British governor's lending his authority in aid of the proceedings of an odious tyranny was partaken by the ministers, and lord Bathurst wrote to gen. Smith and sir J. Duff to inquire into the particulars of the case, and to intimate the impropriety of such an interference. General Smith, as it appears, had only succeede'd to his post temporarily, on the death of general Campbell, and might be supposed little acquainted with its civil duties. Sir James Duff was 80 years of age, and had spent more than half his life in office at Cadiz, where he enjoyed general esteem.

The introduction of this matter into parliament began on Nov. 11, 1814, by a motion from Mr. fVhitbrend for an address to the Prince Regent, that directions might be given for laying before the house copies of all communications by the British consul

at Cadiz to the commandant at Gibraltar in May last, relative to certain Spaniards supposed to have taken refuge in that garrison, with an account of the consequent proceedings; which was carried.. . • t

On February 13th Mr. Golbourn moved for an address for copies of a correspondence between earl Bathurst and sir James Duff in reference to the same subject. Mr. Whitbread thereupon ob^ served, that the principal charge against sir James Duff related to an order he had given for examining a British convoy at Cadiz with a view of preventing certain Spaniards from making their escape from persecution. It was answered, that the papers moved for would comprehend every thing required on the subject; and the motion was agreed to.

The papers having been produced, Mr. Ji'hitbread, on March 1st, rose to make a motion, pursuant to notice, respecting the conduct of gen. Smith and sir J. Duff. After an introduction, in which he expressed, with his usual energy, his indignant feelings at any participation of persons acting under the British go-vernment in the detestable tyranny now prevalent in Spain, he moved for an address to the Prince Regent, returning thanks for the Communication of the requested papers; declaring the house's entire disapprobation of the transactions disclosed by those papers, as injurious to the honour of the nation, and cruel to the unhappy objects of them: requesting his Royal Highness to cause to be expressed in the strongest terms to sir James Duff and major-general Smith,

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