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VOLUME SECOND, PART SECOND.
ingly reached the coast between
Dymchurch and Hythe ; and a can1st.-New-YEAR'S DAY IN EDIN. vass bag, in which the papers were BURGH. We are sorry to say, that inclosed, was taken from it, and conthis morning several riots took place veyed to London. The singularity on the streets of Edinburgh. Being of this mode of communication is per. New-year's morning, numbers of haps not so extraordinary as it appeople were the worse of liquor, and pears at first sight; and a circum. several battles were fought. One un stance which has lately transpired fortunate man was found dead in the seems sufficiently to account why the West-port; the cause of his death is French boatmen did not trust themnow undergoing an investigation. selves near to our cruisers. A boat's A number of prisoners were commit- crew of an English gun-brig, consistted to the city guard for examination. ing of fourteen men, including a war
The public, however, must not rant officer, latelylanded on the French form an idea of the manners and coast, for the purpose of distributing character of the citizens of our north. papers, &c., and having drawn their ern metropolis from this statement. boat up on the beach, proceeded a In general, they are remarkably peace- short distance into the country, where, able and good-humoured on similar at a public house, they imprudently occasions; and we have witnessed for- got intoxicated. In the interim, a merly a spirit of joyful benevolence party of horse patrolling the coast, and kindness expressed during the perceived the boat, and traced the night, by mutual salutations and sailors to the above house, where drink-offerings, among persons of all they were all taken, and have since ranks and ages.
been executed as spies, and their It appears that the late French bodies exposed on gibbets, at interbulletins were brought to within a vals of a mile apart, along the French certain distance of the English coast, coast, from Cape Grisnez to Bou. and put into an open boat, which was logne. suffered to drift on shore. It accord. On the 28th ultimo, Walter Turn
VOL. II. PART II.
bull, carrier, between Belches and The report extends to a very conEdinburghis parislied in the snow,, siderable length, and as it was someabout two miles from Middleton. what indefinite in the opinions which He was nearly eighty years of age, it expressed, a letter, dated Horse and had been a carrier fifty years. Guards, December 25th, from his
2d. The report of the Board of In- Royal Highness the Duke of York, quiry, which had been appointed by his the commander-in-chief, addressed to Majesty's warrant, dated 1st day of General Sir David Dundas, as presi- : November last, for considering the dent, requested the Board to resume armistice and subsequent convention the consideration of the armistice concluded between the British and and convention, and directed such of French forces in Portugal in the the members as might differ from the month of August, was this day made majority on these two points, to republic in London. It bears date cord, upon the face of the proceedings, 220 December 1808. The follow their reasons for such dissent. ing general officers of the army form The Board met on the 25th ult., ed the members of the Board, viz. at the Judge-Advocate-General's Generals David DUNDAS, Office, when the said letter having Earl MOIRA,
been read, they agreed that the folPETER CRAIG, lowing questions should be put to
Lord HEATHFIELD. each of the members of the Board : Lieut.-Gen. Earl PEMBROKE, which were accordingly put and anG. NUGENT,
swered, agreeably to the following OL. NICOLLS.
Each individual in the minority as this would occupy more room than gave a statement of his reasons for we are able to afford for the purpose ; dissenting from the judgment of the and it is deemed unnecessary farther Board. We decline going into the to abridge the proceedings, as we detail of the proceedings of the Court, have been anticipated in the histori