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pleased to take upon him, during the indisposition of the King, and no longer, the Government or this Realm; and administer the same in the name and in the behalf of his Majesty, v.nder the style and title of Regent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Jreland."

After a long debate, the Ministers carrier! their Resolutions by 269 against *57.

On the 14th, a Select Committee of the House of Commons examiner! the Physicians attending the King, as to the ttate of his illness.

Dr. Reynolds was first called. Tie said liis Majesty has sometimes been better, and

cess, and grief during her illness, was the cause of his indisposition; and that be conceived rather favourable with regard to the? prospect of his Majesty's recovery. It wa» better to know some fixed cause for the complaint; and it was better likewise that the) cause should have ceased, which it has done in the present instance.

Dr. Heberden—In reply to a question about the King's being informed that his Physicians were coming to town to be examined, and who informed him; said, "1 understood it to have been Dr. Reynolds. I believe it wa; owing to that cause that his Majesty had a little hurry upon him at the time I saw him."

Sir H. Haltord was next examined. He

sometimes again he has bin worse; there said, that he thought the last time the Queen

have been paroxysm?; there have been times when he has been apparently going on well, and then something suddenly has thrown him back. Having alludid to the iitt^rify of his Majesty's mind, ani being asked what he meant by that, he answered—" I mean, that his memory is entire; his perceptions are enlire ; and his acuteuess is considerable; which appears from every now and then a comment on any thing that is said. His judgment I" have said was perverted, and that at present his discretion is asleep at times; though every mwand then there are gleams of both, bat they are transient."—Q. "Is the present Age of his Majesty likely more to air«ct the durnion of his illness, than his age at the respective periods of his former attacks of his disorder r"—" I can only answer that question by saying, that a;;c seems to have made very few depredations upon his Majesty. He is apparently younger and stronger than many persons much younger than himself; and therefore much better able to resist the effect of disease than several persons younger than himself would be.'*

Dr. Bail lie was next called in. He said his Majesty was sometimes afflicted with bodily ailment, and that, were there no such ailment, the chance of his recovery would be less. The King's age rendered his recovery less prohabie; at the same time Ilia Majesty, at 72, was younger and stronger than many others at tit. With respect to the King's defect of sight, he should conceive that, in the ear.ier periods of an indisposition like the King's, blindness would proba bly be in advantage; that it would lessen the excitement; but towards recovery, tiie want of sight would be a disadvantage, beczusc he would be deprived of many amusenvents that would occupy his mind, and assist in the cnmplete recovery. This was, how

saw the King, was on the 43th of October; that the Chancellor saw him on the 29:h of October, and last Wednesday. Upon being informed the Chancellor was come to Windsor, the King desired to see him. Witness informed the King of his arrival, and introduced him. The King expressed great satisfaction at the interview. It made no difference in his mcnul health. On the preceding morning he fodnd the King involved in a great many misconceptions, and took the liberty of using the Chancellor's name as a medical expedient; and it had the desired etfect. He did not consult his colleagues; but took it entirely of himself. Throughout the day the King alluded to the conversation several times, and seemed to be less under the influence of error. The Physicians left the room when the Chancellor had his second interview, because it seemed desirable he should form his judgment uninfluenced by the presence of any person. Dr. Willis expressedan apprehension that the interview might be injurious. Witness did entertain great hopes of his Majesty's recovery.

Dr. R D. Willis said, he hid confident hopes of his Majesty's recovery, but could form no judgment of the duration of his illness. Had he known the King proposed to see the Chancellor, he should have objected. It produced no beneficial efr'ea. He had had persons unoer insanity of the King's age, nut perhaps under derangement similar to his. Toe Kind's derangement was more nearly allied to delirium than insanity. In delirium the mind is entirely employed on past impressions, which rapidly pass in succession, resembling a person talking in his sleep. In insanity, there may be little or no disturbance in the general constitution; the mind Is occupied on some fixed idea, and ad

ever, altogether conjecture. He thought hercs to it in opposition to the plainest evithc Ki'g's present indisposition would be a dence of its fal-ity. Taking insanity and deal two point-, he would place dtv

longer indisposition than some of the former. He had never known but one person wl.o Wjj aflccted with this disorder who was as oio as the King, and tint person saw; but that person did not recover. He be ieved his .Majesty's affection for the deceased I'rinMo.v Thlv Mao. No. '207.

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rangemrnt of mini betwet-n them. His Majesty's illness partook mote of the delirium than oi toe insanity. When he first saw h * Majesty, on the (Jth of November, he was pei.tctly unconscious of surrounding objects. 4 C The

The King was far from being in » gnod state of health at this time. The symptoms of bodily indisposition were sufficient to account for the present symptoms of the state of' his mind. After he objected to the Chancellor'! admission, he proposed going over to the King, to see in what state of expectation his Majesty was; knowing that he had been apprised of the Chancellor1* visit to Windsor. He found him then in such a state of expectation, that it was a doubt whether as much irritation woo Id not arise from keeping the Chancellor away, as from admitting him; and he therefore assented, as a choice of evils, that the Chancellor should go in. His Ma

health would make any measure nf the kind unnecessary,—N'o interview tool? place.

The Prince of Wales communicated to all the branches of his illustrious family, the Plan of the Regency, upon which the whole of the Royal Dukes, with one consent, drew up a. Declaration and Protest against the form of proceeding; and which they addressed to Mr. Percival, for the information of Ministers at large. It stated in substance—

1 hat,understanding from his Royal HUhneas the Prince of Wales, that it was in

jesty's complaint being more nearly allied to tended to propose to the two Houses, the delirium than insrnity, he thought it, on that measure of suppljjpg the Royal Authonty account, much more easily cured. by the appointment of a Regency, with ccr

On Monday Dr. Baillie, again called in, tain limitations and restrictions, as described; •rated, that on the 2ith of October, his Ma- they felt it to be their duty to declare, that jesty was hurried in his manner; his pulse it was the unanimous opinion of all the male was at 90, and his conversation was a little branches of his Majesty's family, that they desultory; that is, passing from one thing a could not view this mode of proceeding viithlittle rapidly to another. On the 46th his out nlarm, as a Regency so restricted, was conversation was very much hurried. He said that the Queen and three of the Princesses saw the King on ihe 27th of October. The Cueen by herself, (that is, without the Princesses) saw the King for a little time on the 2:)d of October, and likewise on the 2''th, for a short time. The King was principally in the custody of Dr. Robert Willis, who takes in a great measure the management uf

inconsistent with the prerogatives which were ves'cd in the Rcyal Authority, as, much for the security and benefit of the people, as fnr the strength and dignity of the Croun itself; and they, therefore, must solemnly protest against this violation of the principles which placed their family op die Throne.

And this Royal Protest is ti^nej by

the persons who are more immediately about FminF-Kic, Duke of York

his Majesty's person. Witness first saw the Princess Amelia on the 26th of December 1H09; and every time that he saw the Princess, he was with the King afterwards, so as ta have a good deal of conversation with his "Majesty. Before the 23th of October, thit hurry of manner occurred two or three times, but not in ar.y very strong degree enough for him to remark it. His Majesty's manner is never a very quiet manner, but he did not recollect any thing that struck him, except two or three days, perhaps, before the 5;>th of October. The Lord Chancellor

William Henry, Duke of Clarence.
Edward, Duke of Kent.
Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.
Augustus Frederic, Duke of Sussex.
AnnLi'HUS Frfderk, Duke of Cismbiid»f.
William Fredlric, Duke of Gloucester,

This is an interesting document; and indicates the remains of some public »p»> rit in the country.

The Burning Decrees of the enemy hnvc had the effect of stagnating all trade in England, nnd the domestic stale nf the

his Majesty the day before yesterday; and country is, in consequence, deplorable-he

also on the 1st of November; and Mr. Percival saw. him on the 29th of October.

On the 19th, Mr. Percival submitted, hy Inter, his Plan of a Regency to J he Prince, exprcs-ing a hope that lie might be honoured with his Koyal I harness's command to wait on him to know his pleasure on the subject. His Royal Highness signified to Mr. Percival, that, as no step had yet bce.'i taken on the subject in the two Houses nf Parliament, he did "not think it consistent with his respect for the two Houses to give any opinion on the course of proceeding which had been submitted to him ; and the answer com hides with expressing the Prince's most earnest wi-hrs that a speedy icestablishmcnt of his Majesty's *li0 *Pentd'

yonil any former exampb?.

Lucien Bon^paite landed with bis family and suite at Plymouth,on Nov. 21th,amidst an immense concourse of spectators, and proceeded to one of the hotels. Mr. Mackeazie, our late nejociaior at Morlaix, who became acquainted with Lucien aortic years ago at Rome, was sent by Ministers to infottfl him, that the Earl of Powis had ofrered bis scat of Linures, in Montgomeryshire, f^r liti accommodation, during his residence in tbfl country. This offer Lucien has grayhwlj accepted.

Ey the latest communication from Portogal, it appears that Matsen* has succeededi" the object for which be changed his positwi towards the frontiers. He has received Inn? reinforcements, and expects more; arJ k" he channel of lomtnua'"'"11!

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AMERICA.

On ihe subject of the doubts existing SB to the precise time and manner of carrying into effect the Non-intercourse Act against Great Britain and her dependencies, under the President's Proclamation, the official letter from the American Secretary of State, lias been received. '« Treasury Department, Ncv. 2, 1810.

«« Sir—You will herewith recc ye a copy •F the Proclamation of the President of the United States, announcing the revocation of the edict> of France, which violated the neutral commerce of the United States, and that the restrictions imposed by the Aa of May lit last, accoidingly cease from this Jay, in 'relation to France. French »rrned vessels muy therefore be admitted into the harbours and waters of the United States, any thing in that law to the contrary notwithstanding.

"It also follows, that if Great Britain »rull not, on the 'id of February next, have revoked or modified in like manner her edicts, violating the neutral commerce of the United Sulci, the 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10:h, and 18th, sections of the Act to interdict the commercial intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France, and their dependencies, and for other purposes, shall, in conformity with the Acts first above mentioned, be revived and have full force and cft'cit, as far as relates to Great Britain and her dependencies, from and alter tile Slid 2d diy or February next. Unless therefore you shall before that day be ollicially notified by this department of such revocation or mod'fic'ti-n, you will from and after the said day carry in-o effect the abovementioned sections, which prohibit both the entrance of British vessels of every description into the harbours and waters of the United States; and the importation into the United States of any articles the growth, produce, or manufacture, of the duminions, colonics, and dependencies, of Great Biitain; and of any articles whatever brought from the saitl dominions, colonics, and dependencies.—I am respec;!ully, Sir, your obedient servant, "Atmi Galiatin."

To the Collector of the Cuitomi of the District of

Proclamation.—Whereas, by the 4th section of an Act of Congress, passed on the 1st day of May, 1810, entitled, An Act concerning the Commercial Intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France, and their Dependences, and for other purpose., it is provided: That in case either Great Britain or France shall, before the third of March next, so revoke or modify her edicts as that they shall cease to violatt the neutral commerce of the United States, which fact the President of the UniteiStJtes •hall decjare by Proclamation, anil If the

other nation shall not, within three months thereafter, so revoke or modity her edicts in like manner, then the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and eighteenth, sections of the Act, entitled An Act to interdict the commercial Intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France, and their dependencies, and for other purposes, shall, from and after the expiration of three months Irom the date of the Proclamation aforesaid, be revived and have full force and effect, so far as relates to the dominions, colonies, and dependencies and to the articles, the growth, produce, or manufacture, of the dominions, colonies, and dependencies of the nation thus refusing or neglecting to revoke or modify her eJkts in the manner aforesaid. And the restrictioi a imposrd by this Act, shall, from the date of* such Proclamation, cease and be discontinued in relation to the nation revoking or modifying her decrees in the manner aforesaid.— And whereas it has been oilicially made known to this Government that the edicts of France, violating the neutral commerce of the United States, have been so revoked, as to cease to hive effect on the 1st of the present month—Now, therefore, I, James Madison, President of the United States, do hereby proclaim, that the said edicts of France have been so revoked, as that they ceased on. the said 1st day uf the present month, to violate the neutral commerce of the United States; and tint, from the date of these presents, all the restrictions imposed by the aforesaid Act shall cease and be discontinued in relation to France and her dependencies. In testimony whereof, &c. Sec.

November 2, IB10. Jamls Mad-ison.

Treasury Dib,:rtmtnt, iSth AW 1210, "Your letter of the 10rh instant has bren received. All goods imported from the dominions of Great Britain, and arrived in the United States, sui-sequent to the 2d of February, will, in my opinion, become forfeited according to the provision of the law of May 1, 1810. If Great Britain shall nor, on that day, have revoked her edicts to the manner contemplated by that Act, it follows, that if no knowledge of such revocation shall have been obtained on that day, goods imported as aforesaid, must be seized by the cu5iom-hou-e officers; although it be also true, that if the revocations have actually taken place before that day, no' forfeiture will have occurred, and the goods must in that case be restored whenever the fact of such revocation is known. The inconvenience of the detention of the goods in that case is understood, but cannot, under the existing law, be avoided, except through the intervention of the Courts, who may direct an immediate restoration of Che property on satisfactory bonos for its valua oeing given, to abide the final decision of such courts. 1 have the honor to be respectfully, Sec. Sec.

(aigned) "Ar.nr«T G.miatij)-'',

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The "Essex American frigate sailed on the 9th of last month, from Hampton Road, with dispatches from Mr. RuEsel, the American Charge d* Affaires at Pari*, and with duplicates of the late Proclamation for Mr. Pinknev. It is stated distinctly and positively, that the American minister at this court U to return by the frigate we have named, if a categorical and satisfactory reply be not given by the British Government, as to the revocation of the offensive orders, and the complete restoration of the neutral rights of chc flag of the Republic.

When the intelligence arrived of the exe

cution of Genernl Liniern, the gloom which spread itself over But-not Ayres wis general and impressive, and every countenance pour* frayed the utmost sincerity of affliction, I do not remember ever to have witnessed so general a grief; the death of a Fox, a Pitt, or a Nelson, scarcely produced such an effect in England. All the time I have lived in South America, I never heard a single individual detract from the character of I-ioiers j on the contrary, his private virtues I have heard extolled to the highest degree, and to much was he esteemed that he had scarcely an enemy.

Alphabetical List of BAXfcnupTcrES and Dividends, announced between the QOtS of November and the 10th of December, extracted from the London Gazettes,

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ACTON Richard. MancheAer. curnfactor. (Cooper and
Lowe *outbatnpton building!, London and Jepfeii,
Manchefter
Allen Arthur ChieheAer, Ironmonger lane, merchant.

[Ior.e» and Green, ffaiiabtiry fquare
Allen Wiiliam, Ridtpole. Dorfct. i upholder. (Henning,

■ Weymouth, and Alexander, Lincoln'* inn
Am'r Richard, New Areet, Deckhead, Surry, calteDderer.

I Monncy, Wok! Arret, Cheipfide .

Afrto" Richard, Bldefbrd, i>f (Jn, Huen draper. f JenkHi
lames and Abbott, New inn, and Clarke and Son,
fcrinol
Atkins Abram. Finsbury fqusre. merchant. (BwatB,

Sterrns, and Mapks, Old Jewry
Attree Harry Rob'.nfon, Brightuu, undertaker. (Ellis,

Hatton garden
Avern Edward, Penley Green. Warwick, cornfaanr.
[Baxters and Martin, Furntval's Inn, and Webb, Bir-
mingham
Bailey Samuel and George M*<}ul>e, Fore ftreet iron-
monger. (Clarke and Richards, Chancery lane, aud
Fulien. F'ire Areet
Bainb'idge William, William Fletcher and Jamea Barber.
Barnes, Surry, foiu manufacturer!. (hem.eil, Dean'i
CO'trt, *'o&or*s Commons
Ball lames, Weftbury on Trym. CliHuffter, fhsnketper.

(J .met. Gray'! Inn fqoare, and cornidi, Briilol
Ball Wlliiere, Budge row, wareaoufeman. (Adams, Old

Jewiy
Baichard William, Edmonton, underwriter, (Wadefon,

Barlow, 4Hd Grofvenur, AuAiu Friars
Barker John, Sedgley, Stafford, ironmonger. (Jchiiftun,

Temple, and Horner, Sedgley
Bax>y Aaron, Okebirnptun, Devon, grocer, (Colling,

Oaehampton, and Anftice and Cox, Tempi*
Beardfley William. Helper, Derby, innkeeper. (Vickcri,

Derby
Beech Richard. Market ftreet. Herta. (rraw-plat dealer.

[Denton ind Barker, Gray's ion Square
Bennett Joleph ana Robert Hatchman, Oenham Springe*
Lancaster, calico printers. (Hewitt and Kirk. Man.
cheftef, and EHii, Chancery lane
BeiiDctt Samuel, Rath, uphoifterer. (Highmore, »u*

Une, Cannon ftreet, and Winfiate, Bath
Berry George. BsrnHey. York, linen manufacturer. (WU-
tun, Greville ft-eel, Hatton garden, and Keif, Barnfley
BLMingirm John, Cambridge, Stafford, potter. Barber,

Fdtcrianr and Fenton, NewcaSie under i.yme
Binyun EUw*rd. Kenchurch ftreet, hsrdwareraan. (Jud-

kln, Clitfotd's inn
Birch John, fenior and Junior, MancheAer, cotton mer-
chants. (Cooper and* Lowe, Southampton building*,
London, and Jepfon. Manchester
Bird Thomai. Mauebefter, cotton merchant. [Willi*,
rairrhorne, and Clarke, Warufom Court, and HeHop,
Maachctter
Btatcntord Edward, Denmark ftreet. St. Geo-gt's in the
Eat, victualler. (Willftiire, Bolton, and Weft, uId
hioad Brett
BUrtnn William, Carerfwall, Stafford, dealer aurt chapman.
Wiliii, Cur-hom*, and Clarxe, tVamford court, and
Veenon, SU*>«, Stafford
B*'jfl« John, Piccadilly, bat fcab&riamcr. tBirketr,

Runtt cou't, Walinowk
Rt.«uJ Join., Manchcii.T dealer and, chapman. (Buckley,

44* Hc he Her, and Milne and Parry, Temple
Br-dlry Ann, Strand, umbrella maker. (May hew, Sy-

mund,i Inn ftrautlty J»i«pn. EfT«< Wharf. Strand, coal merchant. (JCetfilay and Spurr, BiibopigUc ftrtet, Within

Bray Richard, Brlghrow, timber merebent. (ElHt, Bit*

ton raroeti. and Attree, Rrigliton
Brewriton James. Oxford, dealer. (Tcmet,Oaiord, ts*

Pugh. Bernard ftreet, Ruftcll fireare
Brlx Robert, Knirhtsbrtdge, cabinet maker, (ftoeert,

Frith (treet, 5ohi)
Brook John, Stow market, Suffolk, cabinetmaker* ;afa*»

riott. Stow upland, Suffolk
Brown J^tm. CaMifle, and Matthew Brown, jnftice. Pet.

t-r.l tree,'.. Cumberland, manqfa^txrers (Rirkett,

Bond court. Wallbniok. and Feari'm, tarlifle
Brown Peer Paul ftreet Finshury I'^uarc, baker, (Luck*

ett, WITon ftteet, Fln>bury Hiuara
Browne Lemuel, Derby, arthiteor. IKia'-ertey, LOBI.

and Irvc, Gi*/'. inn, ann GreaeCa, Derby Buckler Alex nder, BafingUQ ft'eet. faexor. (NetVrfclt

and Portal, Efl". x ftreet, and TUoy. Dcvivea Bu'lcr ^dward. Buckiri£ham. plumber. (Racert, Pri'A

ftieet, Boh« fi]u.»re Caley Juhn. L i verucntl. fa<l maker. (Clrroaats, Urerpsi,

.<nd BUckttHk, Temple Carey E.m-jrd Marti". Liverpool, merchant- fwlsdlfr

iohn nrert, FeJford row,and Stamftrcet and Edem, ar
iriffirh and H<iitte « irei*pool
Carter Jofeph. Poplar, flupf-Uer. (Pryer, Hottwri coaft,

Gray's inn
ChamheM Edward, Water! rrgbvry. Ken:,

(Scudaiivirr, Maiitftoaic, and Diaury, Derby, ana t
more. Temple
Cliarndd Georte. Weeboume, SufTeg. feKmoager. fB

dak, Alexander and Hotmet New i ... aad T"

Farcham
Caelhire John, and John J-*hnfon. Bipmlnghain, ivn »i -.

makers. (Devon and Toeke, Gr-y'a Ub fiteere, •*•

Maanwaring Rtru.inguam
Chetbain Snbert, Stockport, check raana^aauicr. IH«*-

itt and Kirk, M.n.cheiler
Child Ralph, Daiiintton, Durham, felt monger. (Eowfti

DatHiigtoii and vM,a'ton, and Dyke, Tunpte
Clay John, formerly at* Hull, late o4' Gotbenhurgn, Serfe*.

merchint | martin, Hull
Clemn.oui James, aod Charles Price, Fitter: er>«*

checlcmongert (tircglon aod Uriaaai, Ai»s*1 cuajt.

Throgrno'ton ftreet
Clifford jerennah. Fulocck. York, and Joha Jackto^

O^iiecn ftreet, Cheapfide, merchants. i Auiui'om *■..!

bofLind, Leeda
Cole TollmacUr, Woodbridge. Suffolk, butcher. (wc-Wi

Woodbridge and Jamei, Buckler bury
Collin* EdwarJ, it. Mary Axe, boot and fhoe nu*t'<

(Reeks, Welkiofc n>uare
Cook Jnftn t."0"rade. arrr.fiton, cotif>-ft'ioner. (HiOa *'■>'.*

and Palmer, Ditxghty ftreet. Lor.dun
Cooke Jamea, Middle Areet, C uth Fair, wine eiertfci '■

[Jaiiea and Grc«n. aaSikburf luoare
CttfrC Jamea, Newcaflle. »um>(d, latercgr, (H«rei^l>

li _•;:■)• ataffod, and wiifm. lempM
Concord Thomas and Gevi^t:. Mif.»ro Itne, Stratid, ts*

merchant!, i Tcaldale, Met chant Tayior's Hag, T*r*»i

i-eedle Ifteet Ti *

Cow-.ll Richard, SsiithAeld Bars, faieimau. (SytJ

Al icifsate ftreet
Crawfj'd Ibomaj add William, Poplar, ftoae aufcr*.

(i*inchetL, Great Prtrcot<reet
Crawley rteory, ftnftoi, rertiher. tHeells, StipU'i i*;,t

and .iui'f.j. HnAol Crowder WilliaiJ, AWermanbnry PeAern, arukiiTVi

i~.uilv/, ru<nivar«iun
Dagr.all 1 homas, l I?etpool. comb anker. (Ckswstt

Lifernool and Blacklrock, T«mpl«
Panks rhuoYiE ten. Uld>ury. aalop, vi.tualtrr. iisi*

and Cnx, Imrfr r«rupU, and R.*infon. »u3J-y
Pavy '•<• ..-- Miithm, alteid ftxt^ nertiiafit** 1U1*

• arcy ftreet, itrsM

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