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the united bands playing "God save the lute of artillery, and amidst the acclamaticns. King." Mr. Harris and Mr. Kemb}e having of the multitude. After the ceremony Mr. paid tbeir respects to his Royal Highness, iish- Harris received a letter from Colonel M Maered hiro to the marquee. Mn Smirke, the hoD, stating he had it in command from his architect, now presented a plan of the build- Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, to exing to his Royal Highnes?, who, attended by press to the proprietors and the architect his all tbe grand masonic officers, then proceeded very high approbation of the extreme order to the ceremonia|. On a signal given the and regularity with which the arrangement Stone was raised several feet, his Royal High- of the whole ceremonial had been formed and ness advanced to the north-east corner of it, conducted.
and deposited in a space cut in the basement, About two o'clock in the m irning of Saa brass box, containing the British coins of turday, the gist of January, a fire was discothe year, and a lironze medal bearing a like- vered in St. James's Palace, near the King's ness of the Prince with this inscription on the backstairs. An alarm was instantly given, reverse :— but it was several hours before water could be
Georgius procured for the engines kept in the palace
Princeps Walliarurn and those belonging to the various Insurance
Theatri offices which had hastened to the spot. The
Regiis instaurandi, Auspiciis, names during this interval had made consider
In Hortis Bcnedictinis able progress, and they were not subdued
I.ondini till they had consumed the whole of the pri
Sua Manu Locavit vate apartments of the Queen, those of the
MDCCC.VHt Duke of Cambridge, the King's Court, and
Another medal, also accompanied the above, the apartments of several persons belonging engraved by Gragory, with tbe following in- to 'he royal household, who will severely script eon; > feel the loss they have suffered. The Dutch
Under the auspices of chapel nearly under the Armoury-Room has
his most sacred majesty George III. sustained considerable injury; the most valu
kingof tbe united kingdoms of Great Britain able part or the property in such of the royal and Ireland, apartments as arc destroyed, has been preser
the foundation stonr or' the Theatre, Covent Ved'j but unfortunately a young woman, serGarden, vant to Miss Rice, one of the assistant dres
wasl'id by Iris Royal Highness sers to her Majesty, perished in the contU
George Pri nee of Wales,' gration.:
M.DCCC.VIII. . The General Bill of all the Christenings
On the reverse of this medal is inscribed:— and Burials within the Bills of Mortality, Robert Smirke, Architect. "from December 15, 1807, to December 13,
Six hod-men now conveyed the necessary 1808, is as follows: Christened in the nine. quantity of cementing mortar, which was try seven parishes within the walls 1088; Spread on the base stone by the same number buried 13/2.—Christened in the seventeen of workmen. His Royal Highness then, as parishes' without the walls 4503; buried grand-master, finished the adjustment of the 3969.—-Christened in the twenty three outjiiuiiar with a silver trowel presented to him parishes in Middlesex and Surrey 10,105; by Earl Moira; the stone was then lowered buried 97S7 — Christened in the ten parishes to its destined pusition, all the bands playing in the city am! liberties of Westminster' •'Rule Britannia," and the people applauding 4210; buried 4876-' '"
wi'h the most animating cheers. The Prince ~r. . , t Males 10,189? .0 „_,
then tried the work hy the plumb, tbe level, "-DrlstenM J Females.. 9,717 J ly'J06
and tho square, which were presented to him „ . , (Males 18,228 7 .„ Q'
bv tlui proper masonic officers, and then finish- J females.. 9,726 J • !-*•>*•
ed Uyiog the stone by three strokes of his Whereof have died —
mallet; three silver cups were then succes- Under two yearstof age 6,075
aivcly presented to him, containing the an- Between two ami five .... 2,466
cicnt offerings of corn, wine, and oil, which Five and tear 847
he poured aver the stone with impressive so- Ten and twenty 64S
lemnity.. His Royal Highness then restored Twenty and thirty ...... 1,200
the plan of the building into the hands of Thirty and forty ........ 1,79£
the architect, desiring him to complete the Forty a»d fifty .......... 1,971
structure conformably thereto; and addressing Fifty and sixty ......... . 1,690
Mr Harris and Mr. Kemblc, wished prospe- Sixty and seventy .... .... 1,49?
jity to the building and the national objects Seventy and eighty 1,200*
connected with it. Thus closed the cereroo- Eighty and ninety 504
i,y,aadnii Royal Highness, who performed Ninety and a hundred .... 65
hit part with dignity, and whose manners A hundred :..... 1
during the whole time were highly captiva. A hundred and two I
lug, retired to his carriage uuilct another sa- Increased in the burials this year 1,630.
At his house, near London Bridge, in his 69th year, Francis Garratt, esq an eminent tea dealer. A gentleman whose upright and conscientious conduct as a tradesman had gained him the respect of all his mercantile and commercial correspondents, and whose pleasing inoffensive manners had obtained the esteem of, and commanded general admiration from, an extensive circle offriends and acquaintance.
In Brook-street, Grosvenor-square, William Bond, esq. second son of Sir James B. bart. 31.
At Dulwich, Miss Sufi, daughter of R. F. S. esq. of Lambeth Terrace.
In Tudor-street, Mr. Joseph Cobb, second son of T. C. esq. banker, of Lombard-street.
In Corn hill, Jos'iab Barnard, esq. banker.
At Mr. Watkins's, Charing-cross, Miss Sopbia Walker, late of Stalford, 14.
At Deptford, Miss Mary Anne Milne, daughter of the Rev. Dr. M.
In Westminster-bridge-road, Mrs. Mnry Anne Ceo*,'wife of Mr. Mr. James C. surgeon.
In Rlandford-street, Robert Comngham, esq. late of Londonderry.
At CUpham, Mrs. A. Walde.
In Fetter-lane, Mr. J. D. Browne, attorney.
In Little College street, Mr. M'Djniel.
AtCamdcn-tuwn, Mr. T. Austin, of Castlestreet, Leicester-square.
In Prince's street, Bank of England, Ralph Johnson Will, esq.
In Grosvenor-place, the Hon. Henry Percy, son of Lord Lovaine.
In JJueen-Anne street, West, William Blauv), esq. 61.
At his son-in law's, Gloucester- terrace, Wd/iam Phillips, esq. of Cha^e green, Enfield.
In Surry-place, Kent-road, Jottpb Lindlty, esq.
At Battersea Rise, Mary S-.pbia, wife of T. Eardun, esq.
In King-street, Cheapside, G. Slack, esq. 71. i, •, / #•" . •
In Camberwcll grove, Mrs. Agrey, 77.
In Sloane-strect, Patrick Home, esq. of WeJderburnc, in the county of Berwick, for which he was many ycats a representative in parliament. .'> la «. ..*J
At Osborne's Hotel, Lieut. WUiam Skclton, of the royal navy, 27. He was the third son of the late ArnolJus Jones Skelton, esq. of Papcascle, in the county of Cumberland, and first cousin to the present Marquis Cornwallii. • ,JfifcqU£!«
At Long-acre Chapel, during divine service, Mrs. Baldie, of Meard's-court, Wardourstreet. Just as the minister was about to conclude his sermon, she suddenly fell fn her seat and instantly expired.
In Bennett-street, the Rtv. Dr. Ackland, rector of Christ Church, Surry, and chaplain to the Fishmonger*' Company, 66.
Pitir Piersen, esq. one of the benchers of tins Inner Temple.
In Great Queen-street, Lincoln's-inn- field?, Mr. lY;iilam IS'unti, only son of Mr. Janus N.' bookseller, _'4.
At Greenwich, Cjptain Jch: Bombier, lieutenant, governor of tlic Royal Hospital, (il.
In Upper Seymour-sttcet, A/i'M-Ewi/y Charhtu Chambers, eldest daughter of Sir Samuel C.
At Camden place. Mis. Eltit, widow of Major-general E. of Kempsey, Worcestershire.
In Seymour-place, the Hen. Mrs, Cornwalla, f ister ofLord Payning.
At his house in Grafton street, the Most Noble y»brt Dints ftriivnc, JWurquis of Sligd, Karl ot Altamont, Viscount Wcstpoit, and Baron Mountcagle, in the United Kingdom; ai^o a governor of the county of Mayo, and cnst'»s rotnlorum of the county of Clare. His lordship was born in l?."«i, succeeded to the family honours and estates in 17)10, and ill 1787 m»rried Lady Louisa Catharine, daughter of the late Karl Howe. Gn occasion of the union between Crest Britain and Ireland, he was elevated to the dignity of marquis in December, 1800, and in lfi(>6 was created a peer of the United Kingdom. He is succeeded by his only son Howe Peter, £jrl of Altamont, born in 1/l'R.
At Hampstead, aged 30 years, LieutenantColonel Robert Stevmrtj who had been many -years a martyr to most distressing and complicated complaints, which he bore with the greatest fartitudeand resignation. This gentlemen, entered early in life into the .service of his country, in 17.>l: and in 175 > wasparticuiarly distinguished at the battle of the Monongahela, in North America, where he commanded a troop of light horse, raised principally as body guard to the commander in chief, General Braddock. During the course of that bloody action, he had the honour to remount the General four times, having two horses killed under himself; and after the general had received a mortal wound, and the remnant of the army had retreated, he had the good fortune, assisted by only four privates ot his own troop (the rest being cither killed or wounded) toxarry the commander in chief off the field of battle, across a broad river, under a heavy fire from the enemy, thereby rescuing his person from the cruelty of the savages. In the course of that war, he was intruded with several difficult commands, and had the happiness to give entire satisfaction to Hie different generals uu. ier whom he served,-of which the-most ample testimonies remain among his papers. Lieutenant-Colonel Stewart lived in great frifndirhip and intimncy for many years, with thut truly good and grent man the lire General Washington. At the beginning of the late American war, lie endeavoured to remove the \cry eironeous opinions the miniIt ;r» of 1'iat Oiiy had formed of the general's tjiraucv, and n.uiurj *bi;iiLs; but ticst un
fortunately, other advice prevailed. Towards the lartcr end of the war, he was brought up Iro-n Scotland, for the purpose of being sent with overtures to the American general; delay;, indecisions, and at length the resignation of tile minister finally prevented that measue being resorted to. Licutennnt-Colonel Stewart will be long and sincerely regretted by all who enjoyed Im friendship, as one not only possessed of the best abilities, and great knowledge of the world; but of the most benevolent qualities of the heart: wkh such polite accomplishments and amiable manners, as are the true characteristics of the wellbred and finished gentleman.
Mr. Ar.timo Os-wald. He was the fifth <on of the late Andrew Oswald, of Glenhr-art, in Stirlingshire; he was bied to the honourable and luciative profession of a writer to the Signet, in Kdinbuigh, and his talents were such. that Ik might, in a few years, have been eminent, had not his attention been taken up with the politics of the day, which ran very high a few years ago in Scotland; and as he, from principle, espoused the cause of the oppressed and persecuted, had a more general and c*rcct knowledge of public affairs, than many of his contemporaries; and was more capable ot expressing himself, clearly and distinctly, on public men and measures, which often confounded, and frequently against their will, convinced his opponents of their error; his superior abilities often created him enemies, lor those who have an interest in supporting a corrupt system, very seldom like to acknowledge that they are defeated in argument. When the whig ministers came into power, l^ord Lauderdale was appointed as governor to India. Mr. Oswald, had then a communication with his lordship, respecting an appointment under him, in that settlement; but another arrangement took place in the ministry, and Lord Lauderdale wasascnt ambassador to France, which completely frustrated Mr. Oswald's expectations. Soon after that disappointment, he returned to Stirling, where he lol.owcd the profession of writer; -but his mind being rather unhinged from his hopes of going to India being defeated, he soon lei t and went to Glasgow, where he staid but a short time, and then returned to Edinburgh. In this, unsettled state, and being fond of society, and frequently of convivial company, perhaps, oj a con-cquence of some irregularities, by which he contracted a consumptive habit,which rapidly increased; and hy the advice of his frienosin Edinburgh, he took a journey by sea to London, in the hope that the change of ait and clirr.ate, misfit restore him to health, and to his friends again; but the disorder had taken too deep root to he removed; it baffled the skill of men eminent in tho healing art. For four months, (the time he had been in London) lie was gradually declining, until he was reduced at last to a mere skeleton. He kept bis bed only about nine days, and rficrt the 9th of Novcmbix, 1UU8, aajed-ldytais, Mi. OawalJ,
the course of the same year, lie had one conferred on him by the king's mother, the late Princess Dowager of Wales, which no minisier could bereave him of; this was theauditorship of her Royal Highness's accounts. That circumstance, added to his close intimacy with the discarded minister, awakened the jealously of the patriots; and if we are to credit their suspicions, he became, in the technical language of that day, the "go-between" to the favourite, the princess-mother, and the throne. When Lord Bute retired into the country in disgust, promising to relinquish public affairs, a gieat personage is said to have construed this into an abandonment, and to have looked out fur advice elsewlirre;trom thaimomentRIr. Jenkinson was ranked as one of the leaders of the party called *' the king's friends," and his Majesty ever alter distinguished him hy a marked partiality. Honours and employments now fell thick upon him. In 1760', he was nominated a Lord of tbe Admiralty, and in 1767, a Lord of the Treasury, in which place, lie continued during theCrenville and Grafton administrations. But under that of Lord Nortn, we find him aspiringto some of the higher offices of government; for in 1772, he was appointed one of the Vice-treasurers of Ireland, on which occasion he was introduced into the privy-cour.dl. In 1775, be purchased of Mr. Fox, the pateut place ot clerk of the Pells in Ireland, which had constituted part of that gentleman's patrimony, and next year was appointed master of the Mint in the Room of Lord Cadogan. In 1778, he was elevated to the more important post of Secretary «t War, in which situation we find him in 1780, and 1781, defending the estimates of thearmy, in the House of Commons The contest between the friends of Mr. Jenkinson and opp<;sit:on, now became critical; the majorities which had implicitly voted with the ministry, wete reduced in every division, and at last abandoned a premier, who tottered on the Treasury Bench. Mr. Jenkinson thought he had now ample leisure to compile his collection of Treaties; but he was soon by another change in politic, called back from his literary labours, into active life, and took a decided part in behalf of Mr. Pitt. In consequence of his exertions on this occasion, in 1786, he wns nominated to the lucrative popt of Chancellor ef the Duchjy of Lancaster, created baron of Hawkcibury, in the county of Gloucester, and appointed President of the C ommittce of Council tor the affairs of Trade and Plantations. For the last situation, his lordship's icgular and progressive rise, added to the various offices in which he had acted, admirably qualified Kim. further emoluments wete, however, reserved for him, for in 1780, on the Jcc-t.ise of hit relation, tbe late Sir flanks .IcHkinson, who held the lucrative patent place of collector wi the customs Inwards, he jirocured the
grant. Nothing can more clearly demonstrate his great influence than that occurence; for this was one of the sinecures which the premier had all along declared his intention to abolish. To these favours, in 1796, was added that of Earl of Liverpool, on which creation he was authorized by his Majesty to quarter the arms ot that commercial city with those of his own family. As an orator, his lordship spoke but seldom, either in the House of Commons or Peers, and of late years he had attended but little to public business, inconsequence of his advanced age and infirmities. Besides the works which have already been mentioned, his lordship was the author of the following:— "A Collection of all Treaties of Peace, Alliance and Commerce between Great Britain and other Powers, from the Treaty of Monster in 1648, to the Treatiea signed at Paris in 1783," 3 vols. 8vo. (1785): and, "A Treatise on the Coins of England, in a Letter to the King," 4to. (1805.) Whatever odium may be attached by his political enemies to the general line of conJuct adopted by this nobleman, they will not deny that he deserved great praise for the attention which he always bestowed on the trade of this country. Among other things, he drew up the treaty of commercial intercoutoc with America, and is also said, not only to have pointed out, but to have created the whale fishery in the South Sc.is. His lordship was married, for the first time, in 1769, to Miss Amelia Watts, daughter of the Governor of Fort William, in Bengal, by whom he had a son, the present Earl; and secondly, in 178'.', Co Catharine, daughter of the late Sir Cecil Bishopp, Bart. and widow of Sir Charles Cope, by whom he has left a sen and daughter, the Hon. Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, M P. for Sandwich, and Lady Charlotte, married to the present Viscount Grimstone. Lord Liverpool partly inherited, and partly accumulated a large tortune during the course of a long and brilliant Career. He has left to his eldest son, tha present Earl, 15,0001. per annum, of which only about 3,5001. per annum is in laud. To his widow, the Countess of Liverpool, only 7001. per annum for life, in addition to her former jointure, as Lady Cope, of 10001. per annum. But the present Earl has added 5001. more per annum to his lather's bequest; and it is understood that the Duchess of Dorset, her daughter, adds 3001. per annum more. To the Hon. Cecil Jenkinson, his second son, he has left 10001. per annum, in addition to an estate of near 30001. per annum, of which Mr. Cecil Jenknis-.n is already in possession, by the death of a relation. To Lady Charlotte Griruitone, now Lady Forrester, he has left only the 7001. per apnum bequeathed to tbe Countess of Liverpool, after her decease. The landed property is entailed to all the family of the Jenkinsuns, in tail male, tp 1 great exeat.