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Shooter's Hill and Blackheath, whom they robbed to nearly the amount of 1002. Mr., Taylor, of Crayford, happening to pals on horfeback immediately after, at the request of the gentlemen, purfued; and, having watched the robbers into a wood, between Charlton and Woolwich, rode off to inform the commandant of that garrifon of the circumftance, who immediately ordered detachments of the royal horle artillery to furround and patrole the fkirts of the wood, while parties of the foot artillery entered it, in fearch of the offenders, who were foon fecured without refifiance, having firft depofited their booty and fix brace of piftols in a ditch, where they were found by one of the gunners. When ftripped of their difguife, they were of good appearance, the eldeft not more than 23 years old. Eleven of the piftols were loaded, and feveral cartridges, balls, and flugs, were found upon these fellows.
This afternoon, about five o'clock, as one of the Chatham coaches was coming to town, through Wool wich, with a guide, (the coachman having, it is fuppofed, loft his way), the coach overturned in paffing through a cart-rut. One of the infide pallengers, a lady from Canterbury, had her kull fractured, which afterwards caufed her death. The coachman had his collar-bone and arm broken, by the fall from his box, and feveral others were hurt.
22d. St. Thomas's day falling this year on a Sunday, the annual election of common-council-men, for the city of London, was held this day; when fewer changes took place than has been for many years remembered. There was no poll in any of the wards.
20th. This day, a very extraordi
nary attempt is faid to have been made on the life of Buonaparte. A combuftible machine, it appears, placed in a cart, was fet fire to as he paffed in his carriage to the Opera. The explofion caufed much damage, and feveral lives have been loft.
By a diary of the weather, kept during the year 1800, at Norwich, there appears to have been 214 dry days, viz. 20 in January, 23 in February, 14 in March, 7 in April, 23 in May, 16 in June, 28 in July, 16 in Auguft, 14 in September, 17 in October, 15 in November, 21 in December. In 1799 there were only 173 dry days.
It appears, by the adjutant-general's returns, that the number of troops in the pay of Great Britain, on the 24th of December, 1800, amounted to 168,082. The marines being in the admiralty department, are not included; but that corps, confifting of 23,370, encreases our effective military force to 191,452, exclufive of the nume rous volunteer corps, which do not receive pay from government. The military eftablishment of Ireland, as ftated by lord Caftlereagh, on the 10th of February, confifts of, regulars 45,839, militia 27,104, and yeomanry 53,557; amounting to 126,500; which makes the military establishment of the united kingdom $17,952 men. Taking the naval eftablishment, exclufive of marines at 100,000 men, our force will be found to confift of 417, 952 men.
From the first day of March laft there has been a difference of 12 days between the old and new ftyles, inftead of 11, as formerly, owing to the regulations of the act for altering the ftyle, pafled in 1752; according to which, the year 1800 was only to be accounted a common year,
rear, and not a leap-year, as it otherwife would have been. In confequence of this alteration, Old Lady-day will be April 6; Old Mayday, May 13; Old Midfummer, July 6; Old Lammas, August 13; Old Michaelmas-day, October 11, &c; and will continue fo for 100 years.
DIED. At her cottage, on Englefeld-green, Mrs. Mary Robinfon, the once celebrated. Perdita. She had been feveral months in a declining ftate of health, which worldly troubles greatly aggravated. As the author of feveral popular novels and poetical pieces, many of them under the fignature of Laura-Maria, fhe was well known to the public. Her laft work was a tranflation of Dr. Hagar's "Picture of Palemeo," juff publifhed. She was interred, in a private manner, at Old Windfor.
BIRTHS in the Year 1800.
Jan. 6th, Lady Sondes a daugh
Sth. Countess of Mansfield, a daughter.
15th. Lady M'Lean, a fon. 20th. Countess of Oxford, a fon and heir.
31. Lady of fir Samuel Fludyer, bart, a fon.
Feb. 3d. Lady of Sir Henry Mildmay, bart. of her ninth fon.
Right honourable Lady Charlotte Carr, a fon and heir.
11th. Countefs of Berkley, a fon. 18th. Lady Elizabeth Talbot, a fon.
22d. Countefs of Yarmouth, a fon and heir.
24th. Countess of Caithness, a fon.
24th. Lord Amherst, to the coun- PROMOTIONS in the Year 1800.
tels of Plymouth.
Baron Hompefch, to Mifs Chrif
of Clanrickarde, to Mifs
William Devon, efq. to Mifs Mary Heath, fifter of Mr. justice
31ft. Charles marquis of Winchefter, to Mifs Ann Andrewes. Auguft. Lord Dunfany, to Mifs Smith.
19th. Earl of Exeter, to the duchefs of Hamilton.
Sir Brooke William Bridges, to Mifs Foote.
28th. Earl Talbot, to Mifs Lam
John Simon Harcourt, M. P. to Mifs Henniker, grand-daughter of lord Henniker, and great niece to the duchefs-dowager of Chandos.
9th. Ebenezer Maitland, jun. efq, to Mifs Ellis, grand-daughter of the late William Fuller, efq. of Lombard-ftreet.
23d. Admiral fir Hyde Parker, to Mifs Onflow, daughter of admiral Onflow.
Jan. 1. His majefty has been pleafed to appoint lieutenant-colonels William Gooch, Henry Chaytor, Stapleton Cotton, Samuel Dalrymple, William Johnfton, George Fred. Koehler, Fred. Wm. Wollafton, Rowland Hill, Wm. Stewart, hon. William Stapleton, Danzell Onflow, John Murray, William Twifs, hon. Charles Hope, Richard Mark Dickens, fir George Pigot, bart. Frederick Maitland, John Levefon Gower, Martin Hunter, John lord Elphinstone, Richard vilcount Donoughmore, John Abercrombie, Richard William Talbot, George Charles Braithwaite Boughton, Carr Beresford, John Eveleigh, Orlando Manley, Alexander Shand, George earl of Dalhoufie, Thomas Baker, George Porter, James Erikine, Henry Williams, hon. George Napier, Francis earl Conyngham, hon. John Vaughan, Charles Baillie, hon. Alexander Hope, John Thomas Maddifon, Peter Heron, Robert Lawfon, Thomas Peter, Robert Montgomery, Edward Fage, hon. Montague Mathew, John Ramfay, William earl Bulwer, John Delves Broughton, William Dyott, Donald Craufurd Ferguson, Andrew Gammell, Robert M.Farlane, Peter John James Dutens. Samuel Achmuty, James Thewles, John Guftavus Crosbie, to be colonels in the army.
Majors Rowland Edwards, Hen-
Philip Robinfon, Charles Campbell, Arthur Robert Dillon, hon. George Carnegie, Thomas Partridge Thorpe, Duncan Darrock, Frederick Delme, John Grey, William Henry Pringle, hon. Robert Clive, William Hutchinfon, Anthony Egan, count Philip Walth, David Barry, William O'Shee, James Conway, Francis Stewart, George Jackfon, William Tomlinfon, Gordon Skelley, Thomas Hockley, Hugh Antrobus, John Murray, Arthur Aylmer, William Maxwell, William Say, John Mackenzie, Edward Barnes, Henry Zouch, John Shee, Edmund Reilly Cope, Henry Davis, hon. E. M. Packenham, John Bagwell, Phoneas Riall, Robert Bell, Robert Campbell, William Brooke, William Ponfonby, Thomas Molyneux, William Roberts, Hugh Baillie, Edward Macdonnell, Edward Edwin Colman, hon. J. Butler Wandesford, George A. Armfirong, James Francis Bland, Auguftus Fitzgerald, Charles Smith, John Bainbridge, John Shaw Maxwell, Benjamin Forbes, John Chas.
Lethbridge, David Gordon, Fre
4th. Brevet. Captain the hon.
7th. Rev. John Luxmore, D. D. to be dean of Gloucefter; reverend Charles Peter Layard, D. D. to be dean of Bristol.
8th. Lieutenant-general the hon. fir Charles Stuart; fir Henry Harvey, vice-admiral of the white; and fir Andrew Mitchell, vice-admiral of the blue; created knights of the bath.
Tuffhell, John Popham Watfon, Ha-, 11th. Barracks. Thomas Frafer,
21ft. A commiffion paffed the great feal, appointing fir Charles William Roufe Boughton, bart. M. P. for Bramber, in Suffex, one of the commiffioners for auditing the public accounts of the kingdom.
24th. Brevet. Majors Hugh Bowens, Henry Proctor, John Brown, Jofeph Walker, William Hutchinfon, Taylor White, Daniel Seddon, to be lieutenant-colonels in the army. derick M Bean, John Vincent, Wil--Staff. Colonel George Milner, liam Booth, John Borthwick, Tho- of the foot-guards, to be brigadiermas Baffett, William Wade, George general in the island of Jersey Lewis, William Fyers, Sherborne only. Stewart, John Haddon,, Robert
29th. His royal highnefs the prince of