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ACCOUNTS RELATING TO PROSECUTIONS FOR FORGING BANK OF
ENGLAND NOTES :- viz.
1.-An Account of the Number of Persons prosecuted for Forging Notes of the
Bank of England, and for uttering or possessing such Notes knowing them to be forged; from the 1st of January 1816, to the 25th of February 1818; distinguishing the Years, and the Number convicted and acquitted of such Offences respectively,
2.-An Account of the Number of Persons prosecuted for Forging Notes of the
Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and for uttering such Notes knowing them to be forged; during the 14 Years preceding the Suspension of Cash Payments by the Bank in February 1797, distinguishing the Years.
3.-An Account of the Number of Persons prosecuted for Forging Notes of the
Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and for knowingly nttering or possessing such Forged Notes, knowing them to be forged, since the Suspension of Cash Payments by the Bank in February 1797, to the 25th of February 1818; distinguishing the Years, and the Numbers Convicted and Acquitted,
Notes in possession.
Acquittals. Total Number
9 23 10
5 26 9 5 7 20
9 24 23 29 16 19 26 49 39 51 84 95
2 16 3 9 12 7 3 5 16 15 1
2 12 15 44 54 63
9 25 23 10 45 34 68 29 33 64 65 47 63 120 142 26
4.--An Account of the total Number of Forged Bank Notes, discovered by the Bank to
have been Forged, by presentation for payment, or otherwise, from 1st January 1812 to 10th April 1818; distinguishing each Year, and also distinguishing the Number of Notes of £.1, of £.2, 2.5, of £.10, of £.20, and above £.20, in Value.
Total Notes of Notes of Notes of Notes of Notes of Notes of above Number £.1. £.2
£.5 £.10. L.15. £.20. £.20.
FRENCH INDEMNITY. An Account of all Sums received by Great Britain, since the 20th November, 1815,
as Portions of the Indemnity to be paid by France, by the Treaty of that date, specifying the mode in which such Sums have been applied, and what part of them has been paid into the Exchequer.
Under the Convention concluded in conformity to the 4th Article of the principal Treaty, France was to pay Great Britain 125,000,000 francs, at the periods hereafter specified; viz.
In pursuance of this Convention, the following Sums have been actually paid; viz. 1815. December 32 .
615,000 1816. January. 2
3,636,000 cents. April
1,666,666 66 August 1
15,000,000 November 28
9,166,666 66 1817. April .. 7
524,000 May 5
524,000 June . . 2
457,000 October 24
4,583,000 30 4,583,000
9,166,666 66 1818. March 26
18,333,335 . 32 An Agreement was subsequently made with France, for postponing the payment of one half the quadremetre becoming due from 1 April to 31 July 1817, to the 20 October 1817 ; and for postponing the whole of the quadremetre becoming due from the 1 August to the 30 November 1817, to the 10 and 30 November 1817 ; and Interest was charged to France for such postponement, amounting to fs. 133,106.52 ; and which was paid as follows ; viz.
francs cents 1817. October 27
67,106 . 52 November 13
44,000 December 28.
Making the total received from France to the 1 May 1818.fs. 60,966,439 · 84
This Sum has been applied as follows :
Retained by the British Commissioner, on account of the
Expenses of his Establishment
the Army of Occupation, over and above the Sums received
from France on account of that Army Paid to his Grace the Duke of Wellington, in Paris, towards the
Sum of 25,000,000 francs, granted by Parliament as Prize
Money to the Troops under his Grace's command.
becoming due between the 1 May and 1 August
TOTAL Amount received from France fs. 60,966,439
The Sum of £.1,406,916 11 11 sterling, the Proceeds
of the f.31,886,833. 34 remitted from France, as
Towards completing the Grant of the Sum of 25,000,000
francs, as Prize Money to the Army under the command of
France in 1816 and 1817
re-payment of Sums advanced and paid in England, out of the Sums granted for the Ordinary Service of the Army, on account of the Troops serving in France in 1816 and 1817
104,579 0 0
£.1,406,916 11 11
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LATE LORD STANHOPE.
BIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE the society of Arts and Sciences
at Stockholm, for the best essay
on the structure of the penduHARLES Stanhope, third lum.
Earl , born in On his return to England, he the year 1753. His grandfather, appeared to inherit from his and his father, were both of them parents a set of political opinions, warmly attached to the Whig which would doubtless. be fosparty, and on all occasions con- tered by his long abode at Gestantly supported the liberal side neva; and in after life, he was of all public questions. The not unfrequently regarded as subject of this memoir was sent carrying his notions of liberty to very young, to. Eton College, an extravagant length. His hofrom which he was removed at nesty and integrity, however, the age of ten, for the purpose of were unquestionable ; and it canaccompanying his father's family not be doubted, that although to Geneva, in which place the mistaken in his judgment, he elder son soon died. Charles was acted from conviction. His first now left to assume the title of appearance in the political world Viscount Mahon; and in this was as a candidate for Westminstate he passed ten years in that ster, in which, however, he did city, where his education was not succeed : he was afterwards chiefly conducted under the in- returned for the borough of Wyspection of M. le Sage, well combe, and continued a member known as the author of a theory of the lower House, till the death of gravity, and of various tracts of his father in 1786, gave him a connected with mineralogy, che. seat as a Peer of the realm, mistry, and other departments of Although Lord Stanhope was natural philosophy. During the chiefly known by his contempoyoung nobleman's residence in raries as a politician, it is rather Switzerland, he made a consi- as
as a philosopher, that he has derable progress in scientific pure made himself generally known to suits; and while still resident in the world. Of his works which Geneva, he obtained a prize from relate to a strictly scientific ob. Vol. LX.