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PROMOTIONS. Rev. W. H. Dixon, chaplain to be lieut.-cols. of Infantry, major P. the archbishop of York.

Taylor, 81st foot.-Major Falconer, Rev. P. Gurdon, chaplain to lord 78th foot. Bayning.

22. Sir E. Thornton, late minister Rev. C. D. Ray, chaplain to lord plenipotentiary to Portugal, to bear Balcarras.

the title of conde de Cassilhas, con

ferred on him by his Portuguese SEPTEMBER


28. 'War-office. - Staff: major GAZETTE PROMOTIONS. Fitzroy to be deputy adjutant-gen.

to the troops at the Cape of Good 9. Staff: brevet major Macleod, Hope, with the rank of lieut.-col. in 52nd Foot, to be deputy adjutant, the army. general in Jamaica, with rank of Unattached. - Major England, lieutenant-colonel in the army. 23rd foot, to be lieut-col. of Infantry. Major Shaw, 4th Foot, to be deputy quartermaster-general in the Wind

NOVEMBER ward and Leeward islands, with rank of lieutenant-coloned in the GAZETTE PROMOTIONS. army. Unattached.- Brevet lieutenant

8. George Bragge Prowse, of Yeocolonel Vyse, 2nd Life-guards, to vil, Somerset, esq. to take the surbe lieutenant-colonel of Infantry.

name, and bear the arms of Prinn. 16. Whitehall.-Win. Brent Brent,

11. War-office.7th drag.guards : esq. barrister at law, to be steward major Grey to be lieut.-col.-Brevet

lieut-col. Iord Hill to be major. and one of the judges of his majesty's palace court of Westminster, be major.

19th regiment: captain Dobbin to vice Morice deceased. 20. Edward Augustus Parker, Galiffe to be lieut. col.

60th regiment: brevet lieut.-col. lieutenant of the Windsor castle, to wear the insignia of a knight of the Middleton, 72nd foot, to be lieut.

18. Unattached.-Major Charles royal Portuguese military order of col. of Infantry. To be majors of the Tower and Sword.

John Cormick, M.D. to wear the Infantry, capt. J. P. Hopkins, 43rd insignia of the Persian order of the foot; capt. J. A. Butler, 80th foot.

19. John James de Hochepied Lion and Sun of the second class.

Larpent, esq. to be his majesty's ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.

consul at Antwerp; and Andrew H.

Aikin, esq. to the same office at Rev. J. Hill, archdeacon of

Archangel Bucks.

25. War-office.-1st foot guards: Rev. R. Cockburn, a prebend of brevet-col. lord Saltoun, to be major; Winchester cathedral.

lieut. and captain P. Clarke, to be Rev. S. Barker, chaplain to the captain

and lieut. col. duke of York.

26. Foreign-office.-J. Annesley,

esq. to be his majesty's consul for OCTOBER.

the province of Catalonia, to reside


29. Gordon Wm. Francis Booker,

esq. of Trewarthenick, Cornwall, to 10. Office of Ordnance.-Royal

take the surname only, and bear the regiment of Artillery : lieut-colonel

arms of Gregor. Macdonald to be colonel ; major and

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS. brevet lieut.-col. Holcombe to be lieut.-col.

Rev. H. Wetherell, prebendary of 21. War-office.-Unattached, -To Gloucester cathedral.

DEATHS. Rev. Dr. Crane and rev. W. She was born in 1765, and was the Walker, to be chaplains to the earl daughter of Count de Wittenkoff, of Carlisle.

governor of Riga, and great grandRev. W. Moore, chaplain to the daughter of the celebrated marshal earl of Donoughmore.

Munich. She possessed an enchantRev. T. Randolph, chaplain in ing countenance, an elegant and ordinary to the king.

ready wit, with blue eyes and flexible

features, expressiveofinind and sențiDECEMBER

ment. She was of the middle stature, GAZETTE PROMOTIONS.

beautifully formed; her brown hair

fell in ringlets on her shoulders, and 2. War-office.-36th foot to bear there was something in her whole on its colours and appointments the person and manner that seemed words “ Pyrennees,” and “Nive.” singular and striking.

70th Foot to discontinue the ap- Such were the physical advantages pellation of the “ Glasgow Lowland of the baroness de Krudener, who Regiment,” and to resume its former was ambassadress at Berlin, in 1798. title, of the 70th, or “Surrey" reg. Idolized in the circle of fashion, she of foot.

loved it. Her rank, her wit, her 95th foot to be styled the 95th, qualities, rendered her one of the or “ Derbyshire” regiment of foot. first women in Europe. Her charms

J. F. Fulton, esq. late brevet inspired her husband's secretary of lieut.-col. and major of 92nd foot, Legation with a fatal passion. The to have the local rank of lieut..col. baron was then Russian ambassador on the continent of Europe only. at Venice. This rendered her name

5. Lord Chamberlain's Office.- still more celebrated ; and she wrote Thos. Seymour Hydd, esq. assistant a novel, in which she relates, with master and marshall of the cere- the deepest sensibility, the fate of monies to his majesty.

the unfortunate young man who 13. Lieut.-gen. sir Wm. Houston, committed suicide for her. to be groom of his majesty's bed- This work, intitled “ Valerie" chamber in ordinary.

(her christian name), was written

with an enthusiasm which already ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS. announced an ardent and disturbed Hon. and rev. Dr. Stewart, to be the Revolution, Madame K. visited

mind. At the commencement of bishop of Quebec.

Rev. H. Wetherell, archdeacon of and resided in the south of France, Hereford.

with her daughter-in-law, Sophia Rev. R. V. Law, prebendary of de Krudener (since married to a Wells cathedral.

Spaniard), and her two children. Rev. F. Swan, prebendary of Lin- A year after, she returned to Gercoln cathedral.

many, and from that period to 1805, Rev. R. Sanders, minor canon at her. At that epoch she appeared

or 1806, history is silent respecting Worcester cathedral.

Rey. J. E. Orpen, chaplain to the again in the scene, not as the earl of Egmont.

brilliant Prussian ambassadress, but Rev. E. White, chaplain at Cawn- conceived herself to be a messenger

as the penitent Magdalen. She now pore, East Indies.

of the Almighty, and possessed of an irresistible calling.

Valerie stated her mission to be, DEATHS.

to establish the reign of Christ on

earth. Never were so much geneOn Christmas day, 1824, at Kara- rosity, grace, and zeal, united to subasar in the Crimea, the cele- such an ardent perseverance, as in brated baroness Valerie de Krudener. this ultra-Evangelical mission. HowDEATHS. ever, the monarchs of the earth were preached a long time at Arau and displeased with her street teaching. its vicinity; thousands of the faithDismissed with rudeness from the ful lastened from the borders of states of the king of Wirtemburg, the lakes and mountains, to eat the she found hospitality for herself and bread of life from the hands of the her company of the faithful, in the founder of the new worship. The dominions of the elector of Baden. prophetess standing on an hillock, By degrees, she became herself one often preached for five or six hours of the powers of Europe. The in the open air ; and these long imcabinets of princes leagued against provisations, and journies, the her predictions, and she marched absence of sleep and the want of from kingdom to kingdom by means food, had no effect on the health of of negociations ; for it was not every Valerie. But unfortunately for the state that would admit this imperium baroness de Krudener, human laws in imperio. The events of the world declared themselves in direct oppofollowed their course, and Napoleon sition to the divine laws announced fell. Valerie considered this a pro- by the prophetess. The flock was pitious moment for that conversion dispersed, the oracles of the humble of mankind which she had so Pythonissa were declared seditious, courageously undertaken. To Paris and she was obliged to return to her she followed the emperor Alexander, own country. There she languished whom she called The Lord's anoint- under an interdiction from her ed, and whom she seriously believed guardian friend and disciple, " Dachosen by heaven to be the regene- vid,” to teach or preach ; her followrator of the world : there, givingers no longer were permitted to herself

up entirely to the delirium form a body; and as the flame of of her disordered imagination, she fanaticism requires constant feeding, left no

means untried to make her followers fell gradually away, proselytes. In her mystic confer- and she was suffered to expire in the ences, in which a young Genevese, Crimea, almost alone and forgotten. named Empeytas, seconded her, she Her powers of persuasion were explained the ancient prophecies, very great, and many who went to and those of the north, and called to laugh, remained to pray. To Madame her aid visions, voices from heaven, Krudener is owing, we believe, the and day dreams and night dreams, conversion of M. Benjamin de

The powers of the earth went Constant, and the work on religion three times a week to these theurgic he is now publishing. Such was and mysterious assemblages, where the awe her words sometimes inthe purple of the Autocrat of the spired, that her hearers, and M. North humbled itself before the Benjamin de Constant with the rest words of this woman. David (by (it is said), fell flat on their faces in this name she designated her Lord's her presence. anointed, the emperor Alexander,) Lately, in Westminster, Mr. Benj. quitted Paris, and she followed him. Price, many years secretary to the From this period, her life was a Westminster library, and well known series of trials and tribulations. in the literary circles of the metro

Her friends in Germany had for- polis. Mr. Price had at various gotten her; her faithful flock had times been engaged in contributing abandoned their leader. She was to periodical journals. About three forbidden to enter France; she years since he attempted to rewandered from one Swiss canton to vive the Westminster library, in another, tormented and persecuted. Charles-street, St. James's; but by the magistrates, who would leť after many fruitless attempts the her have no rest. At length the society was dissolved. He possesscanton of Argovie offered her an ed a thorough acquaintance with asylumn : aided by M. Empeytas, she modern books, and hence his quali

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DEATHS..JAN. fications as a librarian were con- posited, and every arrangement siderable. He contributed largely made for the funeral, when the to “Public Characters of all Na- landlady urged her demand, and a tions,” 3 vols. and assisted in the man was placed in possession.

Ineditorship of many other comformation was forwarded to one of pilations.

Wewitzer's relations in FinsburyLately, in Gutter-lane, Cheap- square, and ultimately the body was side, Mr. John Arliss, celebrated as taken from the coffin, and conveyed one of the most elegant printers of in a shell to that neighbourhood for his time. Mr. Arliss likewise pose interment, which ceremony was persessed considerable taste in em- formed on the 8th ; the coffin and bellishing juvenile works with wood furniture remaining at the lodgings. engravings, and in conjunction with The deceased was confined to his Mr. Whittingham, may be said to bed for the last nine months unable have contributed largely to the re- to move. vival of that beautiful art. A few Mr. Wewitzer was born in London years since, when residing in New- of Swiss parents, where he was gate-street, he established the brought up as a jeweller, which Pocket Magazine, which attained, business he exchanged, at an early and still enjoys, a large circulation. period, for the vicissitudes of an Besides his concern in Newgate- actor's life. Having got some exstreet, he had previously been en- perience in his nei profession, he gaged in business in partnership made his debût at Covent Garden with Messrs. Whittingham, Hunts. Theatre, as Ralph, in the Opera of man, Knevett, &c.; but like Didot, “The Maid of the Mill,” which chathe celebrated printer of Paris, the racter he sustained for the benefit profits of Mr. Arliss's speculations of his sister, who, about the year did not keep pace with the approba- 1785, was held in some estimation tion of the public. For some years both as an actress and singer. It past, he had also been in ill health ; may be observed, as something and through this, with other singular, that his Christian name untoward circumstances, he left a happened to be the same as that family of five children totally unpro. allotted to his character in the piece. vided for.

Wewitzer's exertions were crowned

with success, and indicated so much JANUARY

promise of utility in his profession

that he was engaged by the house, 1. In Wild-court, Drury-lane, where he soon distinguished himself under circumstances of peculiar as a Comedian, by his whimsical distress, aged 76, Mr. Ralph We but just representation of Jews and witzer, the veteran actor, having Frenchmen. He next repaired to scarcely a bed to lie upon. When Dublin for a short time under the the boy who attended him came management of Ryder, and on his with his breakfast, he was leaning return resumed his situation at on his hand, quite dead, and his Covent Garden, where he remained countenance was quite calm. He till the year 1789, when unfortudied indebted to his landlady 141., nately he was induced to undertake the payment of which she never the management of the Royalty urged during his illness ; but after Theatre. On the failure of that his death, hearing that he had rela- concern, he became a member of tions, she determined on having her the Drury Lane Company, with money, or at least the value of it. which he continued to perform, A handsome coffin was provided, with the exception of some few it is understood, by the per seasons, till the close of his thcatriof Drury-lane, in which the remains cal

He played at the of the unfortunate actor were de- Haymarket Theatre for several



DEATHS.-JAN. summer seasons; was the original duchess de Berri ; 2. Maria ChrisJew in “ The Young Quaker,” and tina, married to Charles Felix, by his performance of it contributed king of Sardinia ; 3. Maria Amelia, much to the success of the piece. duchess of Orleans; 4. Leopold, He was considered as the inventor prince of Salerno, who married of these pantomimes “The Gnome,” Maria Clementina, daughter of the acted at the Haymarket 1788, never

emperor of Austria. printed, and “The Magic Cavern," 4. At Richmond, Surrey, aged 8vo. 1785. He was also the author 73, Adam Bell, esq. late of the of “The Royal Pedigree of his victualling department, Deptford. Majesty George III. from Egbert,” 5. John Sivewright, esq. of Tavi8vo. 1812; and “School for Wits, a stock-square. *New Jest Book,” 12mo. 1814. The Aged 100 years, Ann Paul, of labours of his profession, while he Skiprea, near Brough. was able to continue on the Stage, At Stirling, the rev. Dr. Small. and his infirmities after he left it, pre- At Richmond Green, Thomas vented him from affording his literary Walmesley, esq. aged 58. talents due ' cultivation. In his - At Smyllan Park, Scotland, sir latter years he was an annuitant on William Honeyman, of Græmsay, the Covent Garden Theatrical Fund. bart.

1. At Stratton, capt. Robert 6. At Stepney Green, Edward Smith, in the 89th year of his age. Powell, esq. aged 67. He was at the battles of Minden At Ipswich, in his 56th year, and Warburgh, and afterwards at Thomas Green, esq. He had been Gibraltar, during the memorable educated for the bar, but was insiege of that place.

duced by the easiness of his circum3. At Islington Green, George stances to withdraw himself from its Sturdy, esq. one of the sworn clerks toils. He was the author of the folof the court of Chancery.

lowing works :-"The Micthodion, 4. Of apoplexy, his majesty Fer- or a Poetical Olio, London, 1788," dinand IVth, king of Naples and 12mo.; “An Examination of the the two Sicilies. "The Nuncio, the leading Principle of the new System ambassador from Spain, the Aus- of Morals, as that Principle is stattrian minister, and the French ed and applied in Mr. Godwin's chargé d'affaires, were introduced Enquiry concerning Political Juswith all the council into the cham- tice, London, 1798, " 8vo. ; second ber of the king. His majesty was edition 1799 ; and “Extracts from lying on his back, with his mouth the Diary of a Lover of Literature, open, but his features unaltered; Ipswich, 1810;" 4to. the left hand, which was uncovered, 7. Of apoplexy, Robert Ross, shewed some marks of extravasated esq. of the Stock Exchange. blood. The guards at the palace, -In Lowther-street, Whitehaven, and other public places,' were aged eighty, Joshua Dixon, M.D. doubled, as a measure of precaution, The town of Whitehaven is inhut the public tranquillity was not debted to him for many improvedisturbed for a single moment. meats necessary to its health and

He was born Jan. 12, 1751, and comfort. The Dispensary was the ascended the throne Oct. 5, 1759, fruit of his exertions; and from its on his father's becoming king of establishment in 1783, up to the Spain. He married April 7, 1768, day of his death, he acted grathe archduchess Maria Caroline, tuitously as physician and chief daughter of Francis I, and aunt to manager. The unfortunate, the poor, the present emperor of Austria, who the sick, all were ever welcome to died Sept. 7, 1814. He had issue counsel, pecuniary assistance, and by her, 1. Francis Janvier Josef, medical skill. He was the author of a duke of Calabria, father of the great many useful tracts and essays,


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