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moved to the place of interment. The relates to government and court, were pall was supported by,
suspended, except the firing of the
Park and Tower guns, keeping in view
the day set apart for the purpose by Supported by Alexander Maconochie, Esa. the Prince Regent, which, it is hoped, his Lordship's Son-in-law.
his Majesty will be so far recovered RIGHT.
by that time, as not to make a further William Blair, Esq.' JJ. Wauchope, Esq.
so' postponement necessary ; however, so
pos Dr Robert Blair. Hastings Sands, Esq. far as related to individuals and public James Law, Esq. Chas Anderson, Esq. bodies, the day was celebrated in nearJ. Inglis, Esq. of Red- Rt Hon. Lord Tor. ly the usual manner. The morning hall.
was ushered in with ringing of bells ; George Home, Esq. of John Wauchope, Esq. Paxton.
several of the fire insurance office men,
in new clothing, with their engines, This tribute of respect to departed bands of music, &c., paraded the streets worth was conducted with the great- of London. est decorum, gravity, and solemnity. The rear-guard on the parade in St The spectators in every place were nu. James's Park mounted in the morning merous, but not the smallest interrup- with only an ordinary parade. None tion took place during the whole cere- of the royal dukes were present. There mony. The procession was escorted, was only one band instead of three, as and the different passages guarded by is customary ; the only difference was, detachments of the Ross-shire, Royal that the privates and non-commissionPerthshire, and Edinburgh regiments ed officers had new clothes upon the of militia, and the whole police of the occasion. ', city, who were of much service in The mail.coaches, drawn by beau. keeping the avenues in all directions tiful horses, with new harness, and the clear. The band of music belong coachmen and guards in new scarlet ing to the Edinburgh militia preceded liveries, drew up before Carleton-house the procession from George's-square, in the evening, from whence they went playing the dead march in Saul, and · in procession to the post-office. the band belonging to the 1st Royal At six o'clock in the morning the Edinburgh Volunteers in the rear. The gentlemen of Mr Hommey's institution moment the procession moved from at Carleton, in compliment of his Ma. the Parliament Close, the great bell in jesty's birth-day, fired, from a battery St Giles's began to toll, and also the constructed by the pupils, a salute of other bells in the city, which continu- twenty-one rounds, also ten vollies with ed during the ceremony.
their small arms. 5th. The King's BIRTH-DAY. - : The Illuminations. The same disYesterday his Majesty completed his play of loyalty was manifested by his 73d year, whose birth-day, during his Majesty's tradesmen, &c., yesterday iong reign, has never been omitted to evening, as is usual on the native day be celebrated as a grand court and of our revered sovereign. national festival, till yesterday. His The subscription houses in St James'sMajesty having enjoyed uninterrupted street, viz. White's, Brookes's, the good health during these long series of Cocoa Tree, and Boodle's, were all years, except the different times he has brilliantly lighted up; the devices were been unfortunately afficted in the way G. R. a crown, star, and festoons of he is at present, and we believe all variegated lamps. The officers of the public rejoicings yesterday, so far as guards club-house, in St James's street,
was illuminated with G. R. crown and tary force, the person of William Bligh, stars. The Union Club, in St James's. Esq., then Captain Generaland Gover. square, was very elegant. The Opera- "nor in Chief of the territory of New house, and the Little Theatre, rivalled South Wales.” each other. Covent-Garden, and the Our limits preclude the possibility Lyceum theatres had each a magnifi- of entering into any thing like a detail cent star, with G. R. and other appro- of the circumstances of this case, and priate embellishments. Morgan and we therefore confine ourselves to the Sanders eclipsed most others.
statement of its most prominent feaIn short, although the day passed tures. The prosecutor, Captain Wil. over without the customary demon- liam Bligh, was, in the year 1806, apo strations of joy, the evening compensa- pointed by his Majesty to be Goverted in some degree, by the zealous at- nor over New South Wales, and all its tention, and general emulation excited dependencies. On his arrival at Sid. among all ranks and descriptions of ney, according to his statement, he artificers, immediately connected with found the colony in a wretched and the royal family; and peaceable loyal distressed state, in consequence of the crowds continued to parade the streets recent overflow of the river Derwent, to a late hour.
Bir and likewise from the excessive use of 6th.-COURT-MARTIAL, CHELSEA. spirituous liquors, which was indulged
Yesterday, the trial of Lieut.-Col. in to excess by all ranks of people, and Johnson, of the 102d, or New South more particularly by the officers of the Wales regiment, on a charge of mu. 102d regiment, quartered in the settiny and usurpation, terminated, after tlemènt, who were greatly interested 13 days anxious investigation.-The in the barter and traffic of that com. court was composed of the following modity to the people. At this period members :
in a settler, named M Arthur, who had The Hon. C. Manners Sutton, Esq., formerly been an officer of the 102d Judge Advocate; Lieut.-General W. regiment, and who was represented by Keppell, President. Lieut.-Generals, the governor to be discontented, in conSir David Baird, Milner, Finch, D. sequence of his restrictions upon the M'Donald, and W. Dowdeswell ; Ma. barterof spirits, was accused before the jor-Generals, Paget, and Kerr; Colo. Criminal Court of the colony, which nels Burnet, Fyers, Anson, O'Laugh, was composed of six of the officers of ling, and F. W. Butler; Lieut.-Colo-. the 102d, and the judge advocate of nels, Lord Proby, and Paterson. the settlement, with seditious practices,
The following is a copy of the in having refused to obey a warrant of charge, to which the prisoner pleaded the judge advocate issued against him, Not Guilty.
for violating one of the colonial regu“That'he, Lieut.-Colonel George lations. Johnson, did, on the 26th of January, At that trial, Mr M‘Arthur object. 1808, at Sidney, in the colony of New ed to the judge advocate presiding, in South Wales, begin, excite, and join consequence of his having a personal in a mutiny, by putting himself at the quarrel with him, and more particularhead of the New South Wales corps, ly he objected to his presence, upon then under his command, doing duty the established principles of British in the colony, and seizing, and causing law, that no man could be prosecutor, to be seized and arrested, and impri- judge, and juror, in his own case. soning, and causing to be imprisoned, The officers of the court took the by means of the above-mentioned mili- part of Mr M'Arthur, and refused to allow the judge advocate to preside. tented at the administration of his Governor Bligh, on hearing of this excellency, and had presented him a , proceeding, summoned a bench of ma- requisition to that effect. The gover. gistrates to take the matter into con- nor was then ordered to remain in close sideration ; Colonel Johnson, the then confinement in the Government-house, commanding officer at head quarters, with a guard of six soldiers over his was sent for from his house, four miles person, in which situation he was kept from Sydney, to be present at this for a whole year, at the end of which meeting, but, in consequence of a fall period he got possession of his own he received from his chaise, he sent ship, Porpoise, in which he remained word to the governor that he could cruizing in the South Sea until the not attend. The magistrates, after a arrival of Governor M‘Quarrie from mature deliberation, came to a deter. England, who had orders to reinstate mination, at the suggestion of the him in his authority for four-and-twengovernor, to summon the six officers ty hours, and to declare the acts of his to appear the next morning at the opponents null and void. As soon as Government-house, to answer for their the governor was put in arrest, all the conduct; and it was resolved to accuse civil officers on the establishment were them of treasonable practices, and, ac- removed from their situations, and Col cording to the answers they should Johnson appointed others in their give on their examination, either to stead, until his Majesty's pleasure commit them to prison, or dispose of should be known. them otherwise, according to the na- On the part of Colonel Johnson, ture of circumstances. In the evening the fact of his having put the governor of this day (20th of January,) whilst under arrest was avowed, but alleged the governor was sitting over his wine to be justified upon the ground of abwith one of the magistrates, he recei. solute necessity, in order to save his ved information that the whole of the Majesty's colony of New South Wales 102d regiment, with Col. Johnson at from actual destruction. To support their head, were marching up to Go- this justification, a considerable numvernment-house, with band playing and ber of witnesses were called, consisting colours Aying. The governor, appre- chiefly of officers of the 102d regio hending some serious attack upon his ment, some of the civil establishment, person, retired up stairs to the room and a few of the most respectable setwhere his papers were, in order to se. tlers of the colony. The object of their cure the most important, and to adopt testimony was to shew, that Goversuch means to escape as presented nor Bligh, by a series of the most tythemselves. The soldiers in the mean rannical and oppressive measures, had time surrounded the house, and a par- reduced the colony to a state of disty entered in search of the governor. content and dissatisfaction, approachAfter an hour and a half, they found ing to absolute insurrection ; that, by his excellency concealed under a ser depriving the people of their houses, vant's bed, in a small room at the top lands, and other property, without of the house ; they immediately secu. any pretence; that, by interfering with red him, and brought him down stairs the proceedings of the courts of justo Colonel Johnson. The colonel ex- tice; that, by ordering persons, who pressed his sorrow at being obliged had been acquitted of crimes alleged to take such a step, but declared that against them beforethe Criminal Court, he did it in pursuance of the wishes of to be tried again, and convicted by a the whole colony, who were discon- bench of magistrates upon the very
same charges; and that, by employing and that possibly the governor's life the most abandoned and disgraceful would be thus sacrificed, he determicharacters to be his counsellors and in- ned, from motives of zeal for the pubtimates, he had spread consternation lic welfare, and a sense of what he conand dismay amongst the inhabitants ; ceived to be his duty, to adopt the that, by his language towards almost measures so strongly urged by the inevery individual, high and low, with habitants; and accordingly he put his whom he had any communication, he excellency under arrest. After an had rendered himself the object of un- able reply, on the part of Governor popularity and execration.
Bligh, the whole of the proceedings All these witnesses denied the go. closed. vernor's allegation, respecting the bar- CORK.—The corn market, which ter of spirits, and they declared, that had long been in a state to threaten the his restrictions in that respect formed safety of those who had any intercourse no part of that discontent which pre- with it, was a short time since judged vailed through the colony. In this too insecure to be permitted to stand 'state of things, when the report reach any longer, and an architect had proed the people that the governor had ceeded so far in its demolition as to determined to put the six officers of have taken down a considerable part the Criminal Court under arrest, upon of the roof, when on Saturday week, a charge of treason, they burst forth inwhilst the labourers were at work on to a phrenzy of discontent and dis- the roof, the projecting stone cornice, satisfaction; considering, as they did, which terminated the upper part of the Criminal Court to be the only bar the wall, fell down suddenly, and, me. rier left between them and the arbitra- lancholy to state, whilst a number of ry conduct of the governor. Colonel persons were collected immediately un. Johnson being informed of Gover- der it. Four unhappy persons, of humnor Bligh's determination in respect of ble condition, were killed instantly ; the Criminal Court, came to Sydney some of them were terribly mangled by about five in the afternoon, although the immense stones which formed the his arm was in a sling, and he was cornice, and the others, though much otherwise disabled in body. The mo- injured, escaped destruction most mi. ment he arrived at the barracks, the raculously. people assembled round him in crowds, 8th.--GRAND REVIEW AT WIMdemanding that he would immediately BLEDON.--At twelve precisely the put the governor under arrest, and de- firing of cannon announced the apclaring that if he did not, an insurrec. proach of his Royal Highness. At tion would break out in the colony, this signal the whole line shouldered, and that every drop of blood spilt on and the Royal Artillery, as well as the the occasion would be at his door. Hon. Artillery Company, fired a salute A requisition to this effect was drawn of 21 guns each. So anxious were the up by Mr M·Arthur, and signed by soldiers, as well as the spectators, to Several of the most respectable settlers hear of the Prince Regent's arrival, and civil officers, and presented to that the signal was received with the Colonel Johnson. Seeing with con- loudest acclamations of joy. Huzza ! cern the impending danger that ap- and the Prince is coming! résounded peared to surround him, and firmly from all parts of the heath. believing that an insurrection would At twenty minutes after twelve o'. break out, and that many innocent lives clock a second fire of cannon announwould be destroyed on the occasion, ced that his royal highness had enter
ed the right, and in front of the first turned to the front of the first line. line. The whole line then presented So soon as the prince had arrived at arms, and the several bands struck up about the centre of the line, the fifth « God save the King,” The drums time of firing cannon gave the signal beat, the colours were pointed to the for a feu-de-joie, to be continued from ground, and the officers saluted. This the first to the second line. After juncture was an inestimable one. To these feus-de-joie, there were three view from the left the line presenting English cheers given from one end of arms, the officers saluting, together the lines to the other; and the music with the position of the colours, and played, “ God save the King." added to this, the effect of all the bands. His royal highness still continued when playing one tune, and that com- in front of the first line, and after the position being one every sentiment of feu-de-joie, the several regiments formwhich our hearts vibrated with enthu. ing the lines wheeled off in division, siasm, was indeed grand, and beyond and passed in review before the prince. all description
First came a party of artillery, then The Prince Regent then proceeded followed the regulars, consisting of sefrom the right towards the left of the veral detachments of the Coldstream Line; and to announce that his royal Guards. After which the several vohighness had commenced his review of lunteer corps, then the London Mithe first line, there was a third discharge litia and the Tower Hamlets, and the of cannon. The music of each regi. regular and volunteer cavalry closed ment commenced playing at his royal the review. highness's approach ; but neither did The admirable manner in which the the officers salute as the prince passed, several regiments passed in review be. nor were the colours dropped.
fore the prince, deserves our warmest . After his Highness the Prince of approbation. The firm step and reguConde had continued for about half lar march of the guards were particuan hour in converse with the prince, larly conspicuous, and struck every the Duke of York joined his royal one with admiration. They were seen brother; and when the two royal bro. to move, iti s true, but they marched thers had joined each other, and ap- in so firm a line, that they had more peared to be engaged in converse on the appearance of a moving wall than the fine appearance of the troops, they of a marching body of men. The were loudly huzzaed. Having passed volunteers, too, marched excellently in front of the first line, which was a well. completely straight one, and consisted After the various corps had passed of between 15 and 18,000 troops, his before his "royal highness in review, royal highness, together with the ge- they filed off to some retired part of neral officers, and those of his brothers the common, and there regaled on such who attended him, proceeded to pass fare as had been provided for them by in front of the second line. His royal the liberality of their officers ; after highness, while passing in front of the which they proceeded to their several several regiments, acknowledged, with homes. the greatest urbanity, their attention The prince seemed to be highly and abilities, by taking off his hat to gratified with all he saw ;. and did not each of them.
leave the ground till about half past The fourth time of firing, cannon five o'clock. The number of troops reannounced that his royal highness had viewed was estimated at about 24,000 passed along both lines, when he re, but the quantity of people induced to