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and was discovered only a short time pre- observe them pitching the whole fore part vious to the appointed moment for its exe- of the ship under water, and the waves cution. More than two hundred people are making a fair passage from stem to stern." stated to have been arrested in consequence In this dreadful hurricane, the Queen Char. of the discovery. The personal character lotte, 190 tons, was totally lost, with all of the Emperor of Austria is such as to on board : the Lady Castlereagh, 900 tons, prevent the suspicion of private malice; and Cornwall, 420 tons, both loaded fros and, therefore, grounds for this diabolical England, were dismasted, and so much ds. attempt have been sought for in political muged as to be condemned, and the Gear motives, and the odium is attached to a giana ship, and Harriet, 210 tons, put into sect called the Carbonari. Of the peculiar the roads after the hurricane, completely objects of the Carbonari we are ignorant, disabled for sea. Many smaller ressels and secret societies are detestable, but in were totally lost or disabled in the storm. Italy, as in Germany, the posture of af Army in India.-A return of all the mi. fairs is unnatural, and consequently un- litary forces, regular and irregular, serk safe. It is, thereforç, most probable that the ing in India at the date of the last dis. horrible attempt may be traced to a politi- patches, distinguishing the number of the cal motive. It is well known, that, for King's forces from those of the Company, ages past, it has been the ardent desire of and the Europeans from the natives : many Italians, that their fine country

Regular Troops. should be united into one state, and that it should hold the rank, which its physical

King's cavalry,

$4,692 resources entitle it to in the scale of na.


17,858 tions To this national feeling Bonaparte Company's European ar

+22,558 was indebted for a large portion of his suc


4,503 oesses in Italy; and even his despotism was Teceived with welcome, as it brought con.

European infantry, 3,120 centration and union. Since his downfall, Native cavalry,

11,011 the partition of Italy has given great dissa- Native infantry, 132,815 tisfaction, and military force alone has ob- Native artillery,

including tained the acquiescence of the peoplo.

gun Lascars, attached to

the European artillery, 8,759 ASIA.

152,586 BAST INDIES. Hurricane at Madras. Accounts from this settlement bring intelligence of a most tremendous hurricane which was experienced there on the 24th

Irregular Troopse letto sulla October. "After it moderated," says a

Native cavalry, w2104

37,659 letter of abc 12th November, " the scene

Native infantry, it $*$7,01 of desolation was melancholy to behold: the roads and avenues around this place Invalids and pensioners, 920,-10 175,875 were beautifully shaded with fine trees, but now scarce a vestige of them remains.

93 a wie Grand total, jo: 212,484 Trees were not torn singly by the roots, GEOROIA, &C. The winter, which has but avenues, of miles in length, laid pros- passed so mildly over the northern extre

. with the ground in an instant. mities of Europe, has visited more south

is tations ruined, and the wretched remnant At Teflis, in Georgia, it set in at the beof trees, slırubs, &c.

surpasses belief. of that month to the 10th of February, the Bundles, palanquins, &c. exposed to its

snow had lain on the ground to an im. fury, were dashed to pieces; the only mense thickness, and the thermometer bad places of refuge being within the houses, been constantly between eight and fifteen which, being strongly built, for the most degrees below the freezing point, -so the part resisted its violence; some small ones sledges were for the first time employed were blown down, and a few of the natives that country. The herds and flocks stuf kiled. The rain fell in such torrents as to fered severely, as, on account of the asos! flood the streets to the depth of three or four feet...Dreadful as was its violence on This number includes two regiments of shore, yet it was nothing to its effects at light dragoons, embarked in February last sta. The surf was tremendous in every for India, for the relief of other reginents sense of the word, breaking as if on a reef on that station. The strength of the (19 of rocks as far as the eye could reach ; it regiments was 929 men. was the most awfully sublime sight Fever + Four regiments of cavalry and two of beheld. 11. About six A. M. the vessels in infantry are under orders to return w Euthe roads began to cut their cables and rope, consisting, in the whole, of 4224 stand out to sea; before cutting we could wen.

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mildness of the temperature, they were al stop which we conticto smuggling, to the ways left out in the fields. The wines and slave tradem too foreign emissaries use the fruit trees have also been nearly destroyed. land which it secures, with the valuable On the 29th of January, two shocks of an oak it produces these advantages are albarthquake were felt, during the night. most incalculable. From the St Lawrence They were preceded by a tempest, and a to the Gulf of Mexico is ours

to 10 subterrancogs rumbling At ten o'clock, Dreadful Fire-A letter from Savanthe shocks grew sa violent, that even the nah, dated March 18, says, "Last night, inhabitants, though such phenomena are about nine o'clock, the citizens were atarmfamiliar to them, were struck with ter- ed by the ery of fire. It commenced in a Zor. They wore the more terrified, as small grocery store of J. M. Carter, (above every shock was followed by tremendous the Exchange,) which was set on fire by a rendings, as if the earth were opening her candle carelessly left on the counter. The bowels. Several old buildings were de storehouses of Gray and Pinder, Nichols, stroyed.

Dobson and Hills, Hall and Hoyt, Rea and Butler, E. S. Kempron, A. G. Semmes,

J. B. Cremor, H. S. Slocum, J. R.Gif "AMERICA

ford, T. C. Hayward and Co. and Watson UNITED STATES, Charlestown papers and David Hill and Co.: were destroyed. of the 7th March contain an abstract of the Thus the labour of many men for several treaty by which the Floridas have been years, is consumed in a moment ! Ii The ceded to the United States. The bounda- amount lost must be at least 400,000 dolries of the territory which has thus passed lars. Eps over the republic, on the west and south, 4. SPANISH AMERICA.Important events are the Sabine river, to the 924 degree of are shortly expected in the Spanish prolatitude; thence a line due north, to the vinces of South America. By the last doRed river, a line along that river westward counts, Lord, Cochrane, 'with a powerful to the 100th degree of longitude, west of naval and military armament, was on the London, and another meridional line to point of sailing from Valparaiso to the ato the 42d parallel of latitude, which parallel tack of Lima, and no doubt was entertain continues the boundary to the South Sea. ed of his success; while in: Venezuelo, Gei

This acquisition is naturally flattering to deral Morillo is represented as in an althe pride and expectations of the people of most hopeless state, having been drawn the United States. The following are a into the interior by the artifices of Bolivar; few of the advantages which the American american advanced corps rof 600 cavalry at the cession of the Floridas. The advau- cattle, had fallen into the hands of General tages are great and interesting. The in. Paez, and were all taken: Numerous corps fluence and command which ie gives to us of British volunteers, had arrived out, and over the Indians ; the occupation of such a every thing seemed

to promise a triumphant lòng line of coast, and the ports which it conclusion to the long continued strugglék embosoms; the entire command of all the fur independence on the part of the mis rivers which flow from our own territory governed colonies of Spain in this quar. into the Gulf tlırough all their extent; the terect uit 14 -57*24 IT 194.,!1114 TVO 1,1"! os hecara

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The Bank Restriction. Tuis interest, plan would be materially obstructed if tho ing subject occupied the attention of both bank continued to pay its notes that were Houses of Parliament on the 5th of April. issued before January 1817.and fractional The Earl of IARROWBY in the Lords, and sums uuder L. 5 in gold, they recomiendM: PEEL in the Commons, brought up ed that a bill should be passed forth with preliminary reports from the committees of to restrain the bank from making stach ist secrecy on the affairs of that great and im•. sues till their report could be made, and a portant corporation. They stated, that the legislative measure founded, thereon. Upon committees were now deliberating on their this, preliminary report,: Mr Peel moved, reports, which they expected to lay before in the House of Commoudy fot leave i to Parliament shortly after the holidays, when bring in a bill to restrain the bank from they confidently hoped it would be in their making partial payments in gold till the power to fix the period for the resun ption end of the present session of Parliátnena of cash payments, and to s

suggest a mode in his speech he stated, the bank to share of affecting this with safety. But, as their been dramed of 1.5,200,000 sade siendo

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tices they had issued, and that the whole of was carried by a majority of five-the num. this sum had gone to France ; in proof ofbers being 149 to 144. The motion was supwhich it was stated, that a new coinage ported by Mr J. P. Grant, Mr Primrose, had taken place in that country to the Mr W. Douglas, and Mr C. Wynne; and amount of L.5,000,000 sterling, corre- opposed by Mr W. Dundas, Mr Boswell, sponding with the sum drawn from the Lord Binning, and Mr Canning. The Bank of England. Mr Peel, therefore, Lord Advocate, who was present, did not submitted to the House the propriety of speak in the debate. This measure does passing the bill through all its stages that not seem to have been argued fairly on its night, which was accordingly done ; and own merits. The great argument stated next night it passed through the House of in opposition to it was, that it was a dis.. Lords, and received the royal assent by guised proposition for parliamentary res commission.

form. Those who opposed it did not conCatholic Claims. On the 3d of May, tend that an alteration of the Scots burghs Mr GRATTAN again brought forward a was not necessary, but that, if it were motion for a committee to take into consi. granted, it would lead to indefinite schemes deration the petitions of the Irish Catholics of reform in England. We are con vinced for a removal of the political disabilities that all these alarms are quite chinerical, under which they labour on account of and that no possible danger could result their religion. The debate on this motion from an improvement in the present conpresented no particular novelty; and the stitution of the Scots burghs. It is dot motion was lost by a narrow division-241 easy to see, indeed, how any local altera. voting for, and 243 voting against it. From tion of this nature could generally affect the smallness of the majority on the present the constitution of Great Britain, while it occasion, it is likely that this great mea would certainly conciliate and settle the sure will in no long time be carried. Of minds of a considerable class in this counlate years, a decided change in the public try. sentiment has taken place in regard to the The Bank Restriction. On the same Catholics. The bad dispositions engender- night, the committee on the affairs of the ed by the long and bitter contentions which bank presented their report. The commit. prevailed between them and the Protestants tee appear to have bestowed great attention have been for many years on the decline, in collecting all the information necessary and we regard the present race of Catho- lo form a judgment on this important sublics without any of those feelings of aver. ject; and in all their views and reasonings sion and hatred which belonged to the age they display a candour and calinness which of religious controversy.

certainly entitles their decisions, whatever Lotteries. On the 4th, an animated they may be, to all due respect and consi. discussion took place on a resolution pro. deration. They recognise the principle of posed in the House of Commons by Mr the immediate convertibility of notes inta LYTTLETOX, expressive of the opinion specie as the only solid basis of a paper which the House entertained on the subject circulation, and they accordingly recomof lotteries. The resolution described them mend the resumption of cash payments by as destructive at once of the morals and the bank as necessary to give stability to happiness of the lower orders of the people, the value of our currency. This measure, as tending to the encouragement of gam- however, they do not think could be safely ing, and operating to demoralize society; adopted in July next, the period when the and pledging the House not to sanction present restriction act expires, and few, we them in future, under any regulation what. apprehend, will differ from them in this.

The motion was seconded by Mr The plan they propose, therefore, for the Buxton, and supported by Mr Wilber. 'resumption of cash payments is this, that, force, Mr Plunkett, Mr Alderman Wood, on or before the 1st of February 1820, the Mr Wodehouse, Mr Tierney, &c.; and bank shall be liable to deliver a certain opposed, on the ground of necessity, by the quantity of gold in bars of not less than Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Castle- sixty ounces, being duly stamped' and a. reagh, Mr Canning, Mr Huskisson, and sayed, for a proportionate amount of their others. The resolution was ultimately lost notes, at L. 4, Is. per ounce; that, on or by a majority of 49; the numbers, on a before the 'st of October 1820, they shall division, being—for the motion 84-against be liable to make similar payments, at the it 133.

rate of L. 3, 19s. 6d. per oumce; and that, Scottish Burgh Reform.-On the 6th, on or before the tst of May 1821, they Lord ARCHIBALD HAMILTON brought shall exchange bullion for their botes at forward a motion for referring the nume. the standard or mint price, of L: 3, 175. rous petitions which had been presented 10d. per ounce. This last system is then during the session in favour ofa Yeform in to continue in force for not less than two, the Scottish burgh system to a select com nor more than three years, wlien payments mittee of the House of Commons, which are to be made in coin.


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different Post Offices, and that they may 15.-Execution of George Warden.... not be tempted by poverty, or the oppresYesterday afternoon, George Warden, late sion of their superiors, lo break their trust, clerk in the Aberdeen Post Office, was exe- and, like me, to expiate their guilt ou a euted here, pursuant to a sentence of the gallows, I deemn that it may be of use that I High Court of Justiciary, (see page 367.) leave behind me on record, a declaration of The spot selected for this purpose was in the truth as to the actual amount of my the Lawnmarket. A drop was erected at allowance from the Post Office of Aberdeen, the head of Libberton's Wynd, and the which was only L. 40. I am hy no means crowd extended in a compact body from actuated, in this my last declaration, by any the Weigh-house to the Cross, so that feeling of malice or revenge against the perthere could not be fewer than 20,000 spec son of Mr Dingwall ; but I do so with

the hope of saving others from being in any The prisoner appeared upon the scaffold way under the necessity of comniitting a at a quarter before three o'clock, support. similar crime ; because, bad I been paid ed by the Rev. Mr Porteous and the Rev. the salary allowed by Government, the De Brunton, and attended by Bailies An- temptation in my power would not have derson and Brown. He behaved through- been availed of. At the saine time, I rc, out the tragical scene with becoming firm turn my most sincere thanks to tive clergy.

his countenance seemed to express men and others, for their kindness in visit. pensive resignation to his fate, but exhibit- ing me while under sentence; and, in jused no marks of terror or dismay. At his tice, I cannot omit to mention the kind own request Dr Brunton read out the 5th treatment I received from the governor, hymn in the collection used in the Church Mr Sibbald, in making me as comfortable of Scotland, which he joined in singing ; as my situation would admit of. I die in and after an impressive prayer by the Rev. peace with all men, and in the humble Doctor, Warden shook hands cordially with hope of pardon from God, for my sins and all around him, and walked up to the drop, offences against the public. assisted by Mr Porteous. The last shock

“ GEORGE WARDEX, ing duty was then performed by the Glas “ Robr. Suth, bailie. gow executioner, and in a few minutes this “ ALEX. BRUNTON, minister." unfortunate young man was launched into « P. S.--I have to contradict the prints eternity. Just before the drop fell, a cir. ed poem that was sold through the city of cumstance occurred which excited consi. Edinburgh, as it was never written by me, : derable alarm among a portion of the I also deny that ever I abstracted but L. crowd, but fortunately no serious result from letters coming through the Post Office followed. When the executioner and his of Aberdeen. assistants descended from the drop, the un.

16 GEORGE WARDEN." happy sufferer fainted, and swung upon the Very great, and almost unexampled exrope, while the handkerchief, unperceived ertions have been made to obtain a compiu. for an instant, fell from his hand. A loud tation of punishment for this unhappy

cry of “Let down the drop" issued from man, both by his counsel and also by perE those close by ; while others, at a greater sons of high rank and consideration in this

distance, alarmed by the shout, ran with country, which, although they have failed violence in different directions from the in their object, at least deserve the approscene. In a moment, however, the drop bation of the public from their motives. fell; and in less than two minutes Warden's Credulity.--At the Flintshire Great Ses. sufferings were at an end.

sion, John Edwards, of Berth ddu, parish Warden was only 21 years of age, and, of Northop, was convicted of obtaining 14s. previous to the commission of the crime for from Edward Pierce, of Llandyrnog, Denwhich he suffered, appears to have borne bighshire, under the pretence of causing an unblemished character. He has left a his name to be withdrawn from the magifather, mother, and two sisters to lament cal well, called Ffynnon Elian, in the pahis untimely fate. On Tuesday, in pre- rish of Llandrillo-in-Ross, Carnarvonshire. sence of Bailie Smith and Dr Brunton, he It appears that certain weak and superstia. emitted and signed the following declaras, tious people hold an opinion that if the

name of a person be written and put into “ Edinburgh, 13th April 1819. the said well, such person cannot prosper, " In order that the truth may hereafter either in body or estate, but must endure be investigated, and that injustice may be bodily pain, and be unsuccessful in his prevented to the young men, clerks in the worldly affairs, until his name be taken outot

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the well. The prosecutor, it seems, finding 5000 people, at a place called Sandy Brow, * all things going cross. with him, in the near Stockport. They were mounted on beginning of last year, fancied his name #stage eight' or nine feet high. A nar must have been put into the Ffynnon E named Harrison was the chairman; he de. liat : in consequence of which, understand. clared, (in his opening speech, the people ing that the prisoner was a wise man in of England as being run down at the point such matters, he applied to him. The of cavalry swords and Castlereagh bayo. prisoner observed to him, that his name niets the invited the mob to petition for : certainly was put into the well, and sold redress of their grievances, and if not strehim he must read certain psalms, and wait cessful in that way, to elaim - their rights till the next full moon ! when he wonld by force. Bagguley then stepped forward accolupany him to Ffynnon Elan'to takie He reprobated the apathy of the people, his name out ; all this, as the prisoner de. eulogized Tom Paine, and abused the mi. clared it to be absolutely necessary, was nisters. He said a national convention done ; and after a course of mummery had should be formed, modelled from that of been practised at the well by Edwards, France ! that the whole country should he pretended to pull something out of the proceed with 'petitions to London';** thiet water, which he gave to the prosecutor, tebe the delegates should not wait for the teti. ling him that bé thougbt it was his name, ous forms of the House of Commons, but and that now every thing would be right go directly to the Speaker's chait, and it and go on prosperously with him. This sist on their demands being granted ; Y precious article proved to be a piece of they were not attended to the convention slate, a cork, a piece of sheet lead, with a was then to act, and the existing Governbit of parc!ıment inside, on which were the ment be destroyed ! Johnson said the mes letters E. P. and some crosses, the whole at Derby had been niurdered, and that Folled up and tied together by a wire. Government had written to the clergymien The case was fully substantiated, and a of that country, who had påeked a jury to verlict of guilty immediately returned. convict them. He added, "O! that I had The Judge said the crime subjected the a sword large enough to strike off the heats prisoner to transportation ; but, in consist of all tyrants," and gave the names to deration of its being the first offence, and Lords Sidmouth and Castlurëagh, and Mr of his having been in gaol since the last Canning, whom he termed "rascals. He Great Session, sentenced him only to twelve observed he was fearless of cotisequences, months' imprisonment.

ter, and begged he might be particularly to Şuitors in Chaneery. The following is. derstood, for he would say if fearlessly, a return of the total amount of the effects that whenever ont opportunity offered, te of the suitors in the High Court of Chan-y would blow out their brains, and he would cery, in the years 1756, 1766, 1776, 1786, as soon do so as to get his dinner and * 1796, 1806, 1816,1818, as laid before the bottle of wine with it! Her then recomHouse of Commons:

1.4. mended the weavers not to go to work at the In the year 1756, the total amount of the old wages, and told them if they were net

effects of the spitors in the High Courts satisted in their dentands, to 'burn their

of Chancery was L. 2,864,975-16 I loom! Sooner than reairn to work, the In the year 1766, the

said he would rob and plunder, aye, eren total amount was 4,019,004 19 4 murder; and put a pistot to the head if be In 1776,

6,002,229 8 6 died on the gallows ir: After the evidence In 1786,

8,848,535 7 1 was finished, and the counsel for the crown In 1796,

14,750,397 2 40 and for the defendants had addressed the In 1806,

21,922,754 12 8 i jury, they brought a verdict of Guilty it In 1810,

31,953,890 9 less than a minute. The prisoners were In 1818,

33,634,520 0 10 sentenced to two yearst imprisonment, and 19. Trial for Sedition. The trial of Bage to find bail for their good behaviour face guley, Drummonds and Johnson, for un two years lovger;' themsdves in Li6te, lawfully assembling to disturb the public and suretics in L. 100 each.7 21 w wita peace, and endeavouring to stir up the peces Troor Harbour, wwthe harbour of Troom, ple to hatred and contempt of the Governs in the county of Agr, is at last completed. ment, and for conspiring together to dis- Somnayearsago the estate was purchased frete turb the public peace, dice came (on atc; Colonel Pullerton, by his Grace the Duke Chester, on Thursday the 15th instanta, i of Portland, at which site the coast - *** These characters are well known as coneri-, particularly dangerous, especially tb pessels vers of the Manchester blanket expedition from Ireland, and it was chiefly employed in 1817, and were confined under the Hau d as a retreat for smugglers His Grmee by beas rpus suspension ach! The offenges expendel above 1.200,000 in buildings for which they were now tried were conto most convenient harbout, whicky froth the mitted since their liberation. From the depth of Water, even at bebb, will admit evidence it appeared that the barangues of a vessels of very considerablé size He live thea mub oratora were made to abertr. also espentled a very great sum sig.puting


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