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kept themselves above water, and support's themselves on oars and planjcs, till the boats, which immediately put off from the shore, picked them up. Unfortunately, however, they were unable to save Captain Herbert and Mr. Creed, who sunk before they arrived. These two gentlemen went out for the purpose of visiting the country. Captain Herbert was a gentleman of respectable literary talents, and had lately published a volume of poems, translated from the northern languages. He married Miss Byng, daughter of the Hon John Byng, and sister to Captain Byng, of his Majesty's ship Belliqueux. His body was picked up a few days after the fatal accident, by the Unicorn frigate, and interred at Gijon, with military honours, on the V3d of September last: most of the English there, and many Portuguese of the first respectability, attended the funeral. The body of Mr. Creed has also been picked up, and buried with due solemnity.'
In the island of Marigalante, John Brown, esq. a native of Belfast, and for some years a merchant in Dublin. The manner of his death renders it the more distressing to his relatives and numerous friends. On his passage from Antigua to another island, on a mercantile speculation, the ship he sailed in wit captured, and carried by the French into Marigalantc, shortly before it was taken by the English forces. The French force having come to a determination to capitulate, they liberated Mr. Brown, for the purpose of communicating with the British. Unhappily joy at his deliverance made him neglect
e precaution of taking with him a flag- of , sod on approaching the posts of the
rj»h, he received a ball in the heart from-a centinel in their service.
Off the French coast, Mr. Hubbert, of Fries ton, near Boston, midshipman and acting master on board his Majesty's ship the Sheldrake, cosmuaded by Captain ThickThai young gentleman, who entered , -C I -wa>6jff) Mr
into the service of the royal navy under the patronage of Captain Lloyd, commanding the sea fencibles, &c. on the Lincolnshire coast; was most unfortunately drowned while he had the charge of a French vessel which had been captured by the sheldrake, and which having sprung a leak, suddrnly wept downThus perished a very promising and much lamented young officer, together with every man, except only one, of me party then under his command, consisting 01 a midshipman and ten men, and aUo two French sailors who had been permitted to remain on board after the capture.
Lieutenant-colonel Robert Honyman, sccond son of Lord Armadale. He served as a volunteer during the whole campaign in Egypt, where he was honoured with the approbation of Sir Ralph Abererornbie, and . quired the esteem and friendship of Sir Job Moore, Generals Hope, Spencer, and ut/cr distinguished officers. At the attack oytiu Dutch lines, at the capture of the Cope of Good Hope, he, under Sir David Btyra, led on the 95d regiment, of which he was major, and was severely wounded. As i-ieutcnantColont'l of the 18th regiment of foot, he lately received the thanks of the Commanderin-Chief of the island of Jamaica, for his active services in suppressing a mutiny of the black troops in that island, where he has since fallen a victim to the fever ot the country, at the age of 27. <-*.J*«f,".« At Lisbon, in the 35th year of his age, William Kirby, eldest son of William Kirby, of the county of Waterrord, esq —This young gentleman went out a volunteer to Portugal,with Sir A. Wellesley's expedition, from Cork, and fought in the battle of Vimiera, with conspicuous courage and steadiness, with, out receiving a wound j but, being subject to a disease on his liver, the fatigue he was obliged necessarily to undergo, put a period to his existence Jn the prime of life.
And April 11, following^
Saltpetre...... 14,000 ton*
Pepper.. fili bags
The fale of indigo is poft^oned from March 10, to May 8.
The fugar market has been very dull lor lome inunths pall; but the diftillatlnn from com ■fir grain being now prohibited, it is ex|K*cted 1'ugars will advance connderublv, being the only 'fwhtritote tor the manufacture of Ipirrts t already fome fpeculators have come into the fugar market, and purclufed freely of lour goods, and fine St.Kitls and JJcmerary's are m demand 46r the refineries.
Tbefubftance of the claufcsof the bill to prohibit the diftillation of fpirits from corn or grain in Great Britain, and to lufpend the importation of BntUh or Infh made fp tries into Great Britain or Ireland, ajajr a tune to be limited are, via: ,
Diftillatioir, ol fpirits from grain in Great Britain is prohibited. His Majefty may prohibit, by proclama ion, the diftillation of fpirits from grain (except wheat), or continue the prohibitio i. Further, a penalty is impofed lor ufiug grain for diftillation pending the prohibition. iDiftillerstakiu^ into their culiody, during the prohibition, grain which mall have been ground, -Hull be fubject to a penalty. Kxeniptionsare granted to diiiillers who are millers.
During the piohibiliou, no Iriih-iuade fpirits to be imported into Great Britain, nor via •verta.
All I'ueh fpirits, fo imported, with the casks, boats, mips, Ace. (hall be liable to feizure.
Old Jamaica, and Ijeeward iflaud rum is in demand, and advanced full lid. per gallon. Tine cotlce is alfoon demand,and likely to continue fo. We recommend nur friends win. are partial to coffee to pure hale that of Java which comes as near the real Turkey as poflible, and at nearly one fourth of the price; tbe grain is larger than Welt India coffee, and of a tint • oval (lupe. Cotton wool is rather dull in the market at prefent, for thcreafons we aafigued in our laft report liner which lime, the Ealt India Company have had a fale of 3996 bales (on the 9 inftant,) confining of Surat's and Bengal's, they sold from ltM 23$ per pound. The markets of Liverpool and Manchester are alio Hat, and large quantities in the importers hands.
Linen-rags far paper-makers ule, are at fuchan enormous price, that perfons in the paper and book.trade have been under the nccefiity of advancing their prices- The prefent price of -rag* is from 77s. to Tin. per hundred weight, and until there are fome arrivals trots Malta with thole of Italy, it is impoiTibie they can lower.
," MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT.
tHE Wheat crops of both the late and early fowinps have come on well fincc onr laft, aud at prcfent in many places quite cover over the furface of die ground. They, perhap:., never Imkcd more favourably, in general, at this period of the year. The winterjjarluy' and Ryes arc alio pretty much In the fame fituation.
The Winter Tare and Rape crops in different diftricts have likewife a very fine appearance at this time.—In England and Wales, Wheat averages per quarter, 91s.; Barley, 46s. 4d.; and Oats, 34s. bd.
The late turnip crops have alfb afforded a large fupply or both preen and other food for the fupport of fteep and cattle (lock, during the latter part of the prefeut month, and have been particularly favourable for the lambing ewes in many situations.
The unukial fineness of the feafon, through molt of the month, has afforded a fine opportunity of putting in fpring crops in complete perfection, and great breadths of ground have been already town with Oats, fpring Wheats, and other fpring crops, in the heft poffible ftate of preparation.
Great breadths of earl} Potatoes have likewife been fet in fome diltncts in the early part of the month.
The weather has likewife been extremely favourable for the making of new, and repairing the old fences, and much »oik of thiskind has been well tccomplifhed.
The bufinel's of ploughing was, perhaps, never better performed than in the prcfent feafon, the land having broken up remarkably well.
The Tup flock, as well as that of Cattle, have done hitherto extremely well: the Ewet have lambed down very well, in a vaft number of infbtiiees, double lambs having been produced.
The uncommon warmth and fineness df the month have, in various cafes, broeghi the IVnit-trees into ranch too forward a state, to expect any very great produce of fruit from thrtrn.
The sales of both fat and lean flock frem rather brifker.—In Smithfield market, IJeef fetches from 4s. 6d. to 5s. od. per ftone of 81b. ) Mutton, from 4s. Bd. to Si. lOd. j aod Pork, from 6s. to It.
In the above market, Hay fetches from 61. 6s. to 61. 10s. per load; Clover, from 71. to 71. ?%.; Hid Straw, from 21. to SI. 5s.
Naturalist's Monthly Report.
The rivers swell Of bonds impatient, sudden from the hills, O'er rocks and woods, in broad brown cataracts, A thousand snow-fed torrents shoot at once. T?0R the last thirty yens, it is not remembered that the fresh-water floods have been to tremendous as during the present season. They have been known higher, but by no mens of such long continuance. Some houses have bad the water covering the rooms on the ground floor, for near a month, without intermission; and it was not till about the 15th of February, that ft began at all to subside On the 12th, and 14th, we had some heavy hail-tturms, accompanied with violent gusts of wind. On the ratter day, I heard several distant clap, of thunder. About the 91st the weather became settled, and continued to, with a ttvr occasional ihowera, to the end of the month.
February 1. Garden neas begin to shoot out of the ground.
February S. A small sycamore tree in a garden is now in full leaf. This is a singular circumstance, as the same tree has not hten removed since its leafing last year, which was at the ulna! lime.
February 13. A skate's egg, containing a live young one, was this day picked up on the seashore.
On sunny banks in the fields the pilewort (Renuncatui frerie) it in flower: and in the (ardent, snow-diops, crocuses, meicrium, and htpatitas. Daffodils, narciuusee, and hyacinths, are beginning to shoot up their flower buds.
February 19. We have indications of the reviving year from insects at well at plant*. Several specie; of ptimt begin to come abroad, the lady cow [ttecintlle r.y/ow funetetm) tni tome of the kinds of cicada. I'havc not yet heard the death-watch, (ft'nan ttiullatn) t in the count, however, of a week or tea days tbvK insects, 1 expect, will comrtence their Bearing.