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November 8, 1817.)
Voyages and Travels.

115 was refused. Lord A. agreed to kneel on one captain very emphatically, while he was derid - put themselves under his protection ; and though knee in the actual presence of the emperor ated by him for calling himself a chief, that he the old chief did all in his power to prevent Pekin, and to kiss the emperor's hand: but at would find him to be such on arriving at his their being massacred, his efforts were unavailthe latter proposal, the mandarins' heads were country. This, however, might have been said ing, and they fell before his eyes, the last vicset a shaking. They prevailed so far as to get without any other idea than to assure him of tims in this last scene of blood and horror. But young Amherst to rehearse the ceremony for the fact, and was a natural reply enough to his here I am wrong; this was not the last scene, his father's edification ; and all this bowing on taunting incredulity. But a stronger circum- fur there was one more, at which humanity will our part, and prostration on theirs, being gone stance than this leads me to suppose that George shudder, as well as the person who records it. through before the imaginary presence of the had determined on his horrid purpose, wbile he These savages, not satisfied with the vengeance monarch, constituted by a raised step at the up was yet on board. On their arrival at New they had already taken, and true to their cha. per end of the room, and a table covered with Zealand, the captain, induced most probably by racter as cannibals, feasted themselves on the yellow silk and a censer burning upon it, the bis suggestions, ran the ship into Wangeroa ; a dead bodies of their victims, devouring the parties at last sit down to a dinner, given by or. harbour wbich, I believe, had never before been mangled flesh till their inhuman appetites were ders of the emperor, and presided at by manda. entered by any European vessel, and which ly. completely glutted. The four who had escaped rins of very exalted buttons.

ing in the very territory of the chief whom he the cruel destiny of all the rest, consisted of a Froin these absurd discussions we pass to the had so ill treated, was recommended, I doubt woman, two children, and the cabin-boy ; these, picture drawn of Tien-sing: but here our limits not, to make his destruction inevitable. He except the last, had fortunately eluded the warn us to leave off for the present.

would not acknowledge to us that he himself search of the barbarians till their thirst of blood

suggested this harbour to the captain as the was satiated, and then being discovered, were Narrative of a Voyage to New Zealand, most convenient place for him to take in his spared, and treated with some kindness. The 1814-15. By John Liddiard Nicholas, Esq.- cargo, though from his evasive answers I am cabin-boy having, during the voyage, ingratiated in a former number we introduced our read- fully pursuaded he decoyed him into it. The himself into favour with George, by several acts ers to the acquaintance of the savage tribe of ship being now anchored in his own harbour, of friendship, had now the good fortune to reWangeroa, whose chief, GEORGE, having served the captain, he informed us, sent him on shore, ceive that reward, which of all others was the on board some of the whalers, spoke English having first stripped him of every thing English most valuable to him, his life. The chief, im. very fluently, and on Mr Nicholas's going to he had about him, to the very clothes he had pressed with a grateful recollection of his kind shake hands with him, returned the compli. on, which were also taken from him ; so that offices, received him in an affectionate manner ; ment with a “how d'ye do, my boy?" uttered in he was received by his countrymen almost in a while he ran to him for protection, and crying the most vulgar style. Our travellers resolved state of perfect nudity. To these he instantly out in a piteous atrain, “ George, you won't kill to afford a perfect proof of their confidence in related all his hardships, and the inhuman me !" he was answered by the other, who show. the natives, by spending the night in the camp. treatment he had received on board ; while en ed that, with all his cruelty, he was capable of Here they obtained from George the following raged at the detail, they unanimously insisted gratitude, “ No, my boy, I won't kill you ; you particulars respecting the massacre of the crew on revenge, and nothing short of the destruc are a good boy ;" and taken by him under his of the Boyd, a ship of 500 tons, commanded by tion of the captain and the crew, and taking own immediate care. Captain John Thompson, which was chartered possession of the vessel, could satisfy their fury. “ Such was the end of the unfortunate Boyd,' by government in 1809, to take out convicts to This he promised to do, and the work of slaugh- and such the melancholy fate of a number of Botany Bay, when, having completed that busi ter was now about to commence, while the de. people, all cut off in the prime of life, and lost to ness, she embarked a number of passengers, voted victims remained unconscious of the in their country, their friends, and their dearest and proceeded to New Zealand for a cargo of fernal project. The imprudence and temerity connections, by the intemperate violence of one timber.

of Captain. Thompson assisted that vengeance | individual. Not less, I should suppose, than “ George (says Mr Nicholas,) stated, that which his misconduct had roused, and were now seventy human beings were destroyed in this himself and another of his countrymen being displayed in too evident a manner. Never once

furious carnage." together at Port Jackson, they both agreed with reflecting on the character of the savage, whose After reading this dreadful story, we partici. Captain Thompson 'to work their passage to favourite passion is revenge, and not considering pated in some of the satisfaction expressed by their own country. It happened, he said, how that his own tyranny had provoked the most the author, on learning from George, that many ever, that he was taken so ill himself during the signal retaliation that could be taken, he had the of the bloody wretches who performed in the voyage, as to be utterly incapable of doing his rashness to leave the ship unprotected, and tak scene of horror, were blown up by the explosion duty; which the captain not believing to be the ing a boat's crew with him, proceeded to the of the powder magazine on board the ship. In case, and imputing his inability to work rather shore, where a horde of outrageous cannibals the midst of these ruthless cannibals, Mr Mars. to laziness than indisposition, he was threaten. stood prepared for his destruction, The dura den and Mr Nicholas, however, reposed in safeed, insulted, and abused by hiin. George at tion of this dreadful tragedy was short. Hety. At the particular request of George, they tempted to remonstrate against this severe treat had scarcely landed, when he was knocked slept on the ground beside him and his wife. ment; but the captain being a man of a choleric | down and murdered by Tippouie, (George's bro “ Awaking at the dawn of day, (says.the latter) temper, this only exasperated him the more, ther) and his sailors, unhappily sharing the same a scene, the strangest that can be imagined, and it was in vain that the other told him he fate, were all stripped by the barbarians, who presented itself to my view. An immense numwas a chief in his own country, and ought to be immediately appeared dressed in the clothes of ber of human beings, men, women, and chil. treated with some respect; urging at the same their victims, and went on to the ship to complete dren, some half naked, and others loaded with time his illness, and assuring him that this was the carnage. Arriving at the ship, with their fantastic finery, were all stretched about me in the only cause that prevented him from work- revenge unsatiated, and still raging for blood, a every direction : while the warriors, with their ing. The enraged captain would pay no regard general massacre of the remaining part of the spears stuck in the ground, and their other wea, to what he said, but calling him a cookee cookee, crew, together with all the passengers on board, pons lying beside them, were either peeping out (a common man), had him tied up to the gang. immediately ensued; and, with the exception of from under their kukahows, or shaking from off way, and flogged most severely. This degra. Sour individuals, neither man, woman, their dripping heads the heavy dew that had ding treatment of the captain towards him taking child, of all that had left Port Jackson, escaped fallen in the night. Before sun-rise they were away all restraint from the ship's company, he the cruel vengeance of their merciless enemies.

all up." was subject during the rest of the voyage to It was in vain 'they sought to conceal them. The next day, the Wangeroa chiefs accompaa their taunts and scurrilities, and they persecut. selves ; they were soon discovered with a fatal nied their guests on board the Active, where, ed him, he said, in every possible way that they certainty, and dragged out to suffer the most their good disposition was further conciliated, could devise.

excruciating torments. Some of the sailors by presents of axes, scissars, nails, fish. hooks, “ Such treatment, it will readily be sup- running up the rigging, with the hope that plane-irons, and pieces of red India print, with posed, must have sunk deeply into a mind like when the fury of the savages should have sub which they, departed highly satisfied, and proGeorge's, and the revenge he meditated was no sided, their own lives might be spared, met with testing everlasting "friendship. We may here less terrible than certain. But whether he re. the same fate as the rest of their unfortunate observe, that in no instance did the natives of solved on it during the voyage, or had after companions. Coming down at the request of New Zealand ever betray the slightest inclina. wards formed the diabolical design, I was not | Tippahee, (chief of another tribe more to the tion to forfeit the pledge of hospitality when able to discover ; though I imagine he had con south) who had, on that dreadful morning, come

once extended to their visitors the “haromai," ceived it before he got on shore, as he told the into the barbour from the Bay of Islands, they and the “ red mat,” were always held sacred

nor

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[November 8, 1817. The vessel now grt under weigh for its destina. | return, and Mr Marsden, mounting the horse, than the rest, to prove his veracity, would tion, the “ Bay of Islands ;" and on the 22d Den rode up and down the beach, exciting their won mount upon the backs of their pigs, saying they cember, anchored safely abreast of Rangehoo, der in a tenfold degree.

must be more fit for the purpose of riding than the residence of Duaterra. A salute of great “ To see a man seated on the back of such an the corraddees, and endeavouring to gallop them guns and musketry was fired on this occasion. animal, they thought the strangest thing in na. about in the style of European bersemanship, They landed among a crowd of natives, who re. ture: and following him with staring eyes, they they quickly tumbled into the dirt, and became ceived them with many demonstrations of plea believed at the moment that he was more than quite as incredulous as their sceptical compasure ; and the narrative proceeds:

mortal. Though Duaterra, on his return from nions. This was, therefore, a day of triumph to “ On the arrival of the boats with the cattle, his former visit to Port Jackson, had described Duaterra, as it afforded him an opportunity of they appeared perfectly bewildered with amaze. to his countrymes the nature and use of the convincing them by ocular demonstration of the ment, not knowing what to conclude respecting horse, his account appeared to them so prepos- truth of his statement." such extraordinary-looking animals. Cows or terous, that it only excited their ridicule. Hav. We shall not trespass on our space further at horses they had never scen before ; and diverted ing no name to his language for this animal, he present; but in a future Number insert the denow from every thing else, they regarded them thought that corraddce, their term for a dog, scription of Duaterra's town, which may serve, as stupendous prodigies. However, their asto. would be the best designation he could adopts with a few slight variations, for a general pic: nishment was soon turned into alarm and con but as they could not elevate their ideas of it to ture of the settlements of every tribe on the fusion ; for one of the cows that was wild and the same height as his description, they believed island : the whole being subdivided into inde unmanageable, being impatient of restraint, not a single word he said. On telling them that pendent pireer's, of from 150 to 3 or 400 perrushed in among them, and caused such violent he had seen large corraddees carry men and wo sons, under a reigning chief, who, in some in. terror through the whole assemblage, that iina. men about in fand canoes, (meaning carriages) stances, has a religious and feudal authority gining some preternatural monster had been let they would put their fingers in their ears to over adjoining tribes; and, in that case, hisloose to destroy them, they all inmediately be prevent themselves from listening to him, and warriors are commanded by a brother, or netook themselves to fight. But this cause of their desire him very indignantly not to tell so many phew, or other near relatives. panic being removed, they did not hesitate to lies. a few of them, however, more curious

Poetry.

" Oh! there," o'erwheluid with dread, she

cries,
“ Oh! there in agony be lies,
“ Waiting thy kind relief !"

IF. G.

TWILIGHT.
In mantle of crimson, the father of day
Descends in the uttermost west,
To lend other regions his cherishing ray,
And foster the lands he loves best.
The peak of the mountain is red; but its breast
Is darken'd with shadows, and dim to the view,
While throned on her chariot, and beaming afar,
Wheels onward in silence the night-loving star,
And sprinkles the landscape with dew.

THE FISHER:

A Piscatory Eclogue.
HARD his lot, who, 'midst of danger,
Toil, and tempest, strives for bread;
To plenty and to peace'a stranger ;
To sorrow born; 'mid peril fed !
Hush! ye cruel winds ! be milder,
Mildly--gently fan the breeze :
Hush! ye billows, and no wilder
Toss upon the foaming seas.
Lo! the fisher, struggling-toiling
Plies his little bark afar;
Hurried forward, or recoiling
'Mid the elemental war.
Ah! his spouse portends disaster ;
His babes for their dear father cry:
Hark, the thunder ! louder-faster-
Sweeps the tempest o'er the sky.
Lost, and lonely plies the fisher,
Yet are his no selfish woes :-
He thinks upon his wife, to wish her
Every good that heaven bestows.
Still the skies appear more clouded
The sea bird seeks the rock on high ;
The night rolls on, in darkness shrouded,
Not a star to cheer his eye.
Words are vain to paint emotion !
Vain his hopes to reach the land :
Yearns and yawns the foaming ocean,
Mercy-mercy, stretch thy hand !
Now the fatal lightning flashes
Home shall welcome him no more !
Now his bark asunder crashes.com
O'er his head the billows roar.
Long his consort, vex'd, affrighted,
Waits the hour that wafts him home,
Steps are heard-she springs delighted,
Heavens ! 'tis but to hear his doom !
Yes! he floated on the waters,
Hop'd, and toil'd; despair'd, and died :
And his little sons and daughters
Weep the victim of the tide.
Loudon

E. B.

EPIGRAM.

Froin the German.
CLARINDA long ber husband lov'd,
And faithful, kind, and tender prov'd,

To please was all her care:
If e'er with grief he seem'd oppressid,
She calm the sorrows of his breast,

And smil'd away despair.
And he to her was always kind ;
She was the darling of his mind,

“ His soul's far better part."
Bless'd with bis wife, and happy home,
He ne'er abroad would seek to roam,

It vex'd her tender heart.
“ So cries the man of single life,
“ And so would I, for such a wise,

“ If such I could obtain."
“ Hold-hold, my friend, don't mourn your

fate,
If you're inclin'd to change your state,

“ You such a wife may gain.”
Clarinda's husband now fell ill;
And vain was all the doctor's skill,

Vain were his looks so big.
“And won't my husband live ?" she sigh'd :
“ No hope," the esculapian cried,

And shook his awful wig.
" Oh death !" the mournful consort cries,
Her shrieks of anguish rent the skies ;

She hung upon his bed :
" Oh death ! but let my husband live,
“ Myself thy victim I will give,

“ Do take me in his stead !"
The grisly king of terrors heard,
And quickly in her sight appear'a ;-

“ Now

can I soothe your grief ?"

'Tis pleasant to wander, on evening so sweet,
While earth wears the ensigns of Peace ;
The heart throbs enamoured, and triuinphs to

greet
From the tumults of sorrow release.
The cares that o'er-shadow'd, and threaten'd us

cease, To leave an Elysium behind ; And dreams of enchantment, unruffled and

smooth, That smil'd in the fanciful visions of youth, Revive in the eye of the mind.

Come, days of felicity, come ye, and bring
Your fairy-built domes to my view;
Since joy has a season, and life has a spring,
With flowers bath'd in honey and dew;
It must have a winter of barrenness too,
To shadow these dreams of delight:
Repine noti-the sun which has sunk irr the

main,
To-morrow illumines the landscape again,
And scatters the darkness of night!

D. M.

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but was continued in his sacred functions as ral thousand pairs of boots and shoes have been FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

High Priest of the famous Hindoo Temple of ordered. It has, in the mean time, been signiCaptain Hall, of the Lyra, is arrived from Jaggernaut, at no great distance from Cuttack, fied, from authority, that any British officer who Madras, with dispatches from the governor, Mr on the same coast. Jugbundoo had been Buick enters into the service, will be struck off the halfElliot, announcing the breaking out of a new shee, which, in its literal meaning, is " paymas- pay list. Advices have been received from the war in India. Captain Hall had been sent from ter," but virtually Prime Minister, under the Brazils of the 3d August, communicating the iinCalcutta with dispatches from the Marquis of dethroned Rajah. To march on Jaggernaut portant intelligence, that the Brazilian Govern. Hastings, but, on touching at Madras, was seems to have been the military object of Jug. ment had sent off orders for the evacuation of stopped, for the purpose of bringing a commu bundoo. To get possession of the Rajah, and Monte Video. nication to government of a general hostile con. to restore his sovereignty, were apparently the A rumour of hostilities between Spain and federacy among the Mahrattas. Mr Elphin. political motives of his enterprise. In the mean Portugal bas lately prevailed; and it is said that stone, the British Resident at Poonah, having time troops were sent against the insurgents from a Spanish army has approached the frontiers. It long suspected the intentions of the Peshwa, had Bengal. Two or three of our detachments met is added, however, that the five great powers put our troops in the vicinity of that place on the them, and notwithstanding an immense dispari- will not suffer the general peace to be disturbed. alert; and only a few days elapsed from the ty of numbers, fought their way through in safe. The Emperor of Russia has sold some of his ships commencement of hostilities, when they sur ty. The importance attached to this occupation of war to Spain for certain territorial possessions. rounded Poonab, secured the person of the Pesh- of one of our provinces by a hostile force, may It is added, the differences between Russia and wa, and compelled him to accede to the terms be judged of from the fact, that the regiments the Porte are declared to be satisfactorily adjust. offered to biin, and to give up three of his forts. ordered to act against them were dispatched from ed, the affair of Czerni George explained, and a This event is said to have taken place about the Midnapoor, within seventy miles of Calcutta ; new line of frontier agreed upon. 8th of May. The leader of the Mahrattas in and that a portion of the Governor General's The Dey of Algiers has been deposed and the Peshwa's dominions is Trimburjee, a man body guard was moved from Barrackpoor, only strangled by a mutinous body of 600 soldiers. well known to all acquainted with our affairs in sixteen miles from that capital. Sir G. Martin. The King of Wirtemberg, unable to agree with that part of the world. Hostilities had also been gale had arrived at Midnapoor to take the com. the states of his kingdom, intends putting forth commenced in the province of Cuttack, and the mand of the troops, and sanguine hopes were a budget of his own, rendered necessary by the communication by land between Madras and entertained that the insurrection would soon be lowness of his finances. Calcutta had been interrupted for three weeks put an end to.

Much political discontent seems to be growing previous to Caplain Hall's departure from Ma. It is gratifying to be able to assure our readers, up at Berlin, and other parts of Prussia. So. dras. Ccindia Meer Khan were expected to de. that every fresh account from America affords cieties are forming in various cities, with a view clare theinselves against us forth with, and the reason to believe that the desire to be on the of procuring a constitution founded on principles war was expected to be on the most extensive most friendly footing with Great Britain ani. of liberty, as promised them when the country scale. No accounts had been received relative mates more and more the councils of the Ame was effecting its deliverance from France. to Holkar. Sir J. Malcolm had been to Calcutta, rican government. Prejudices are rapidly giv. The people of Sicily are likewise dissatisfied: and had returned to Madras to assume a very ing way to wiser views of the true interests and from the same cause. The representative sysimportant command. The Marquis of Hast. policy of both countries ; and we have every tem established in that island by English influ. ings and Mr Elliot were both occupied in the reason to believe, that all the discussions and ne. ence, has since been abolished by the King, and most extensive military preparations for the gociations between the two governments will ter. arbitrary dominion restored. In Sicily, as in prompt overthrow of this formidable confeder- ninate to the satisfaction of both.

Spain, what was achieved by the British arms acy. Captain Hall left Culcutta on the 19th of There has been an inundation of documents for the benefit of the sovereign, has proved dura. April; Madras on the 1st of June; and St He and rumours from South America, but they are blem what was accomplished for the liberty of lena on the 14th of August.

chiefly of a doubtful and contradictory character. the people has vanished. Scarceiy any light is thrown by the official | In Mexico it is said that a more extended rising Young Napoleon Bonaparte, according to the narratives in the Madras paper, on the actual has taken place that the independents had been foreign journals, is marked out for the church ; relations between the government of Lord Hast- successful in two engagements in Venezuela and hereafter to be made Archbishop Primate of ings and the Mahratla chiefs. There is a re that an expedition of citizens from the United Ratisbon, and Archdeacon of the German empire, port that the troops of Holkar are in a state of States had been defeated with considerable loss if political events should not alter his destiny. insubordination from want of pay, and that that Sir G. M•Gregor had left Amelia Island Meer Khan was meditating a speedy invasion of for the purpose of collecting fresh forces and Jyepoor. The name of the Peshwa is not that the Spanish officer who had taken Barcelona,

DOMESTIC AFFAIRS. mentioned in these papers ; and the only allu- and put every one of its inhabitants to the sword, sion to the subsidiary forth at Poonah, is in an had been lately beaten by General Zaraza, who

London, November 3. order of the day from Colonel Smith, its com- besides surprised a Spanish garrison of 250 men His Majesty's health continues good, his apmanding officer, thanking a detachment of that in the town of San Diego. This war spreads petite remains unimpaired, and his sleep sound corps for ils services against a body of predatory misery all around ; there is no trade, nor even and uninterrupted. Seven years have elapsed horse which had appeared, to the amount of 4000 cultivation ; famine, perhaps, will be the conse since his Majesty last appeared in public. men, within a few days march of his head-quar. quence. Both parties butcher their prisoners Her Majesty sets off for Bath at eight o'clock ters. Private letters, however, speak of the very frequently ; even women and children are on Monday morning. successful negociation of Mr Elphinstone with not exempt from the general destruction when We have again to announce an improvement the Peshwa, after having seized his person. in any manner connected with the contending in the excise revenue. The receipt for the last But the circumstance principally dwelt upon in parties. General Count Clausel and General week was £.220,000 more than the correspond. the accounts is the disturbance on the eastern Lefebvre Desnouettes, have sailed from Phila- ing week last year. The increase was chiefly coast, in Cuttack, and the neighbouring districts.delphia with a ship-load of passengers bound to upon malt and salt. Early in March, intelligence was received at Mobile. Marshal Grouchy, the two Generals Up to the 4th of July last, the sinking fund Cuttack, that a body of Mahrattas had entered Lallemand, Generals Vandamme, Labanal, Pen. had redeemed of the debt of Great Britain, the district of Khoorda, in the same province, niers, Garnier le Saintes, Count Real, &c. are at £.348,185,141,9.1. The Irish debt redeemed through Goomsur, on the side of the Mahratta the head of this enterprise. Supplies of all kinds is £.9,249,840. frontier. Many thousands of the inhabitants are still going out from this country for the The Bank of England has announced its in. joined these invaders, who acknowledged for Spanish independents. Several hundred adven tention to pay cash, after the 1st of October, for their general a person of the name of Jugbun- turers, some of them of good connections, are all their notes dated prior to January 1st 1817. doo. The district of Khoorda had been a con about to sail from the Thames. Three thousand This is another advancement to general cash quest of the British about the year 1803. Its stand of arms, with infantry and cavalry equip- payments made before the time required by Mahratta Hajah was dispossessed of his dominion, ments, are among the receni esports ; and seve- / Parliament; but it will not bring much more

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[November 8, 1817. than two millions of cash into circulation. The guns, and join in an attack upon some manufac. was entered by the Tug steam-boat towing in aggregate amount of the bank of England notes tories and the town of Nottingham.-Brandreth the London smack Hawk, on board of which and post bills, on the 30th December 1816, fired into a house, and shot a man. They talk. vessel were the Right Hon. the Lord Provost amounted to £.24,654,150.

ed everywhere of a general rising, and of the and Magistrates of Edinburgh, and Magistrates At the last Liecester county-sessions, the ma resolution to overturn the government.

of Leith, accompanied by the Right Hon. Wild gistrales came to the resolution of establishing Thomas Armstrong, for setting fire to his fac. liam Dundas, M. P. and several other gentlesavings banks for the county. At the late quar.tory, and Jenny Chatham, with three others, for The vessels entered in grand style, a. terly meeting of the Hertfordshire savings bank, uttering forged notes, were lately executed at midst the plandits of a numerous assemblage. a statement of the flourishing state of the insti Lancaster, making eleven persons who have suf Meetings of several of the corporations of tution was presented, when it appeared that de. fered the sentence of death at the late Assizes, Edinburgh have been held to consider the pre. posits to the amount of nearly £.9,600 have six of them for murder.

sent constitution of the city, and resolutions en. been received since the 3012 March 1816.

A melancholy case of the death of a little boy, tered into, approving of the measures fately a. The following are the progressive advances of in the act of sweeping a chimney, has just taken dopted by the northern burghs, and committees the receipts of the last eight Birmingham Music place at St. Pancras. The jury returned a ver appointed to co-operate with the other public cal Festivals:

dict of “died from suffocation, thro' the culpa bodies, to obtain a more extended system of 1796

.£.2043,180 ble neglect of his master.” Humanity appears to election. 1799

2550. 0,6

be totally extinguished in the breasts of most of The Magistrates and Council of Musselburgh 1802 .........

3820,17,104 the masters of these poor children. The atten. called a meeting on Tuesday se'epnight, of the 1805

tion of the legislature has been for some time di. feuars and burgesses of that place, to consider 1808

551).11.24 rected to this horrid practice, and, it is hoped, of the propriety of applying to the Prince Rė 1811

6680, 2118 that this fresh instance of barbarity will contri. gent for a new set for that burgh. The magis. 1814 ......................... 7124.12.0 bute to put an end to it.

trates observe, “ That however applicable and 1817

8321,11.3

John Ashley, (left for execution at the last beneficial the same might have been to the town' The expense of the proposed Hammersmith- Somerset Assizes, for forging a Waterloo ticket), in ancient times, it does not now appear adapted bridge over the river Thames, which will be and 16 other capital convicts, have been remov. for the present state of society, and the interest 600 feet, is estimated at £.50,000, and that of ed to the Justitia hulk on the Thames, and are and advantage of the town; and considering the the designed gigantic structure, the East Lon | all to be transported for life. Ashley was in the conduct of the burghs of Dundee and Montrose, don, or bridge of Trafalgar, at Rotherhithe, tho' engagement as a marine when Admiral Duncan the magistrates and council are desirous, in con. its chord will be 3400 feet, and its altitude, to captured the Dutch feet ; and was one of the currence with the feuars and burgesses, to ap. allow ships to sail beneath it, will probably be chosen band who carried the trophies taken in ply to the Prince Regent for such alterations in 110 feet above the tide at high water, is reckon that engagement to St. Paul's. He afterwards the mode of electing the bailies and council of ed not to exceed the sum of £.360,000. The became a soldier in the 4th regiment, and was the said burgh, as may remove all cause of comlatter will consist of three arches, of 350 feet each, with the Duke of York in Holland, where he plaint.” The meeting was numerous and reover the water, and eight others, of more than formed one of the 42 that were sent to relieve spectable. Bailie Young was called to the chair. 300 feet each, on an average, over the land on his Royal Highness, at the tiine his horse was A committee from the council, incorporations, each side.

unable to pass a certain dyke. He was in the and principal inhabitants, was chosen to draw A public meeting was latety held in Carlisle whole of the campaign with Gen. Moore, and up a new set for the burgh, and to lay the same for the purpose of taking into consideration the with him when he fell at Corunna. He was at before another general meeting of the burgesses propriety of cutting a canal between Carlisle and Copenhagen and Walcheren ; and again through for their approbation. The thanks of the meetthe west sea. A subscription was entered into the Peninsula with Wellington, being at the bat ing was unanimously voted to the magistrates to defray the expense of a survey.

tles of Barossa and Salamanca ; at the sieges of for calling the burgesses together, and for the An explosion of fire-damp lately took place Badajos, Bayonne, and many others. He was liberal and handsome manner with which they in Shropshire, when nine men and three boys then drafted for America ; was at the burning entered into the measure. were severely burnt.

and sacking of Washington, with Gen. Ross. He James Tytler of Woodhouselee, Esq. has At a late special assembly of the corporation of came home, and on the 8th day embarked for granted a presentation to the Rev. Alexander Norwich, a piece of plate, value 25 guineas, was service at Dover; he landed at Ostend, and are Torrance, to be assistant and successor to his voted to Dr Rigby and his lady, as a memorial rived in the neighbourhood of Waterloo on the father, in the parish of Woodhouselee, and Glenof the remarkable birth of their four children : evening of the 16th, lay on his arms all night, the event is to be recorded in the city books, and formed in the morning early, and got on the The Provincial synod of Perth and Stirling inscribed with the names of the children on the plains of Waterloo ; he fought on the 18th, until met, on Tuesday se'ennight, in the west church plate.

pierced with five musket shots, when he fell, of Perth. Dr Irvine of Little Dunkeld, mode. A Mr Bartlett has left, by his will, the inter. and was removed, with others, to the Elizabeth rator. The only business of importance before est of the bulk of his fortune, amounting to Hospital at Brussels, where he remained three the synod was a protest, from Dr Wright, Mark. about £.800 annually, to the Hants and Wilts months.

inch, and Mr Small of Stair, against the proinfirmaries.

It must have been too apparent of late, that ceedings of the presbytery of Stirling, in the It is stated in a London paper, that the fol. scarcely a newspaper is published without some induction of Mr Archibald Bruce to be third lowers of Joanna Southcot still belieye in the criminal offence to stain its pages, but especially minister in that town, in so far as the reverend truth of her pretended prophecies, and that on the horrid crime of murder. From whatever presbytery refused to receive the protest of Dr Tuesday week about 100 of them, including 18 cause this dark catalogue may proceed, it is un. Wright and Mr Small against said induction. women, assembled in a wood near Sydenham, in deniably a disgrace to the kingdom at large, The presbytery of Stirling having failed to apKent, and burnt a black pig (which they had which the utmost efforts, both public and private, pear at the bar, and having refused to the com. brought with them in a sack alive, and each should be employed to remove. France bears plainers extracts from their records, the synod struck a blow on the head) to ashes, as a type of the nearest proportion of any country to Eng. found, that although there was no full legal dothe binding and burning of Satan.

land in the point of general erimes; but even cument of the proceedings of said presbytery The state trials held by special commission at she, demoralized as she is, is comparatively free before them, yet, from the ex parte statement, Derby, terminated on the 25th October, when from such atrocious and deliberate murders as as well as from all the circumstances of the case, Jeremiah Brandreth, called the Nottingham cap are continually occurring in this moral and the proceedings of the presbytery appeared to tain, Welham Turner, Isaac Ludlam the elder, Christian land. Courier.

that synod to have been irregular ; and therefore and George Wightman, were found guilty of

the synd enjoined the presbytery of Stirling to high treason. Nine others having withdrawn William Pattison, Esq. has been appointed appear at the bar of next synod, to be held at their plea of Not Guilty, also received sentence baron bailie of Easter and Wester Portsburgh, Stirling in April ensuing, and to furnish extracts of death ; but on an understanding that their and Alexander Berwick, and George Gordon, of all their proceedings in said case. punishment is to be commuted. Fourteen were Esqrs. have been appointed bailies of Canongate ; In a general meeting of the county of Fife on acquitted, in consequence of the Attorney Gene. and William Thorburn, William Waddell, and the 17th instant, it was unanimously resolved to ral declining to prosecute further. These delu. Robert Coldstream, Esqrs. bailies of Leitb. repress the increase of vagrants and beggars in ded men having assembled in arms, threatened Thursday se'nnigbt the second new wet dock

that county. death to every person who did not give up their at Leith was opened for business. The dock The counties of Ayr and Renfrew, and the

carse.

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a son.

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November S, 1817.) Commercial and Shipping Intelligence-Births Marriages-Deaths.

119 stewartry of Kirkcudbright, have resolved to op works, and persons employed on the dock-wall, Earl Macartney, at a crisis of peculiar exigency, pose the bill for providing asylums for the lunatic to descend with their provisions daily, and con appointed Mr Irwin a member of the committee poor of Scotland.

tinue their labours until a little before dusk. instituted by his lordship for the management Edinburgh, November 6.

of the territory and revenues of the Carnatic; The areas at the east end of the Regent's

BIRTHS.

and afterwards entrusted to him the care and Bridge have been sold for £.10,000, which, with The honourable Lady Gibson Carmichael of administration of the important provinces of £.25.000 received for those formerly sold, make Skirling, a son.

Tinnivelly and Madurah, and the arduous task the immense sum of £.35,000 for the whole

At Sporle, the Lady of the honourable and of negociating with, and conciliating the Poligar The rock at the Calton between the reverend A. Turnour, a daughter.

chiefs. This refractory tribe was nurtured in bridge and the new prison, part of the founda At Ormiston Hall, the Countess of Hopeton, arms, and, by the oppressive exactions of the tion of the burying-ground, is now nearly re

nabob's managers, were habituated to the use mroved. The spaces on the sides of the arch At Edinburgh, the Lady of Captain Bunworth, of them : they had been accustomed to yield have been filled up with the stones of this rock; 88th regiment, a daughter.

only to military coercion, until Mr Irwin, by a and the communication by Shakespeare Square Mrs Dickson, No. 9, North St David Street, just and lenient system of conduct, which sought is now opened up for the carts employed in

its object only in the plain and simple path of bringing materials for the building. The alter At Tunbridge, the Lady of the Rev. Charles integrity and candour, completely won their ation on the road to the eastward of Bridewell Hardinge, a daughter.

confidence. To use the words of the cominittee, presents a ready and easy method of disposing At Pennard House, the Lady of G. M. B. “no force was required in the district to over. of the stones and earth which yet remain to be Napier, Esq. a son,

awe the Poligar; and their confidence in the excavated from the latter rock.

The Lady of Captain Brown, Dewar Place, a company's justice was such, that a single mes. daughter.

sage drew the most powerful of them from their COMMERCIAL, SHIPPING, AND MERCANTILE

woods to pay their tribute, or give any other INTELLIGENCE.

MARRIAGES.

proof of obedience that was demanded : they Captain Edwards, of the country ship Dorah, At Stoneyhill-house, Thomas Martin, Esq. protected the property of the government and who arrived at Plymouth on Tuesday Sept. 23, writer, Edinburgh, 10 Jane, only daughter of of the husbandman, paid the stipulated tribute, from Bengal, last from St Helena, with part of Francis Anderson, Esq. W. S.

with the greatest part of their fixed balances, the 66th regiment on board, was introduced to At Belville, Mr William Hewat, merchant and in less than two years the Company had reBonaparte, and staid two hours with him. He Edinburgh, to Sarah, eldest daughter of Mr ceived nearly half the sum of the nabob's collec. found the Ex-Emperor in a pleasant mood, and Alexander Wilson, Belville.

tion in eighteen." Soon after the restoration of had the honour to take a glass of wine with him At Paisley, William Lowndes, Esq. of Ar- the country to the nabob, Mr Irwin returned to in the billiard-room. Of this game, Count Ber. thurlie, to Janet, second daughter of Adam Keir, Europe ; and a narrative of his voyage up the trand informed Captain Edwards, the Emperor Esq. banker.

Red Sea to Suez, and of his journey over the was exceedingly fond, knocking the balls about Al Cambus, Mr Edward Aikman, calenderer, Desarts, was published by him in 1787, in a by himself all day long. The frame-work sent Paisley, to Isabella, daughter of the late Mr John series of letters, containing a great deal of interout for his habitation has been cut up for sentry- | Morrison, Cambus.

esting information respecting the countries thro' boxes, and he still continues to reside at Long. At Tirhoot, in Bengal, John Morrison, Esq. which he had travelled, given in an elegant and wood.

M.D. of the honourable East-India Company's perspicuous style. The Court of Directors of The American Journalists very properly urge service, to Miss Anne Sloane, second daughter of the East India Company, in testimony of their the government to make the conduct of the mas. the late Major Sloane, also of the service of the sense of his services, and of his uniformly up: ter of the Hope, who had carried out a number East India Company.

right conduct, granted Mr Irwin a considerable of Emigrants from Europe, a subject of legal in At Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Mr William Ro. pecuniary donation ; and in the year 1792 they vestigation. From the want of proper provisions, bertson, merchant, High-Street, Edinburgh, to appointed him, and two other gentlemen of high seventy passengers, it is said, had died, and 120 Mary, youngest daughter of Mr John Pollock, reputation and approved services, as a commit. were lying in a desperate condition. The emi- dyer there.

tee for the regulation of the Company's affairs gration from Europe to the United States is es. At Perth, William Dalrymple. Esq. S. S. C. in China, from whence he returned in 1794.timated to exceed 1000 weekly ; since the open to Ann Jane, only daughter of James Waddel The remainder of his days were passed in re. ing of the navigation 4148 had arrived at Que of Madras, Esq.

tirement, and devoted chiefly to literary pursuits, bec, of whom the greater proportion had pro. At Tarbet- house, John Buckle, Esq. of Sus - which were far more suited to his taste and ceeded to the interior. Parliament is expected to sex, to Miss Hay M.Kenzie, eldest daughter of the temper of his mind, than the bustle and agivote £.20,000 for their relief in the ensuing Ses the late Edward Hay M.Kenzie, Esq. of New. tations of public life ; for, although fitted to sion. hall and Cromarty.

adorn any station in which success could be The Spaniards at the Havannah are carrying

commanded by respectable and cultivated taon a brisk trade in African Slaves. According

DEATHS.

lents, unwearied zeal, and inflcxible integrity, to official returns, they had, in eight months, im. At Portobello, James Stormonth, Esq. of Mr Irwin possessed but little of what is called ported no fewer than 1161 of those unfortunate Lednathy, writer in Edinburgh, in the 86th year knowledge of the world. With warm affections, beings.

and great sensibility, he united a guileless, and In consequence of the prevalence of a pesti. Miss Agnes Wright, daughter of the late Mr almost infantine simplicity and singleness of lential fever at Charlestown and Savannah, the John Wright, merchant, Edinburgh.

heart ; and these predominant features of his governor of New York had, by proclamation, or. At her house, Graham-street, Edinburgh, Mrs character so much endeared him in private and dered the quarantine laws to be strictly enforced Cleghorn, widow of Mr Thomas Cleghorn, far. domestic life, that, if it could be said of any against all vessels and persons arriving there di. mer, Turnhouse.

man, it might be said of him to whose memory rect from either of these ports.

William Sheriff, farmer at Lufnessmuir, this tribute of affection is paid, that he never The ship Latona, which sailed from Greenock East Lothian.

lost a friend, nor made an enemy. on the 24th of August, bound to Charleston, Rev. Robert Stirling, minister of the parish of Lord Arundel of Wardour, Count of the Holy South Carolina, sprung a leak and foundered at Dunblane.

Roman empire.*The ancient family of which sea on the 10th of September. She had on At Mrs John Weir's, North Hanover-street, James late Lord Arundel was chief, lays claim board 47 souls, of which 27 (emigrants) were Edinburgh, Mrs Euphemia Elphinstone, relict to great antiquity ; having flourished for several lost. The remaining part of the crew, Captain of the Rev. Duncan M'Lea, minister of Inver. centuries in the west of England. His ancestor, and passengers, took to the boats, two in num. hulin.

Roger de Arundel, was possessed of twenty-eight ber. The long boat bilged, and the crew were Eyles Irwin, Esq. This gentleman, so well Jordships in the county of Somerset, in the twenobliged to make for the jolly-boat. In this un. known in the literary world for his Voyage up tieth year of the reign of William the Conqueror, fortunate situation they were picked up by the the Red Sea, lately died at Clifton, in the 70th as may be seen from the text of Domesday Book. ship Jessie, from Dumfries to St John's, when, year of his age. He was formerly of the East Another of his progenitors, Sir John Arundel, had she not arrived at that moment, they must India Company's civil establishment at Madras, knt. was one of those valiant commanders who all have perished.

and for many years one of its ornaments : he served in the splendid, but useless and expensive The diving bell at Plymouth is now brought was approved in every station, and in the fulfile expedition against France : he was one of the 10 such perfection, as to enable the clerk of the ment of every duty confided to him. The late governors of Aquitaine, in the reign of Henry

of his age.

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