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« to the utmost of my power and ability con- , downe, Wellesley, and Douglas.-Earls Moira, “ sult and maintain the safety, honour, and Liverpool, Aylesford, Mount Edgecumbe, Derby, “ dignity of bis Majesty, and the welfare of Grosvenor, Bathurst, Chaibain, Aylesbury, Pem“his people. So help me God.”

broke, Spencer, Hardwicke, Winchelsea, BuckAnd the Prince subscribed the two oaths. The || inghamshire, Chesterfield, Cholinondeley, LauLord President then presented to his Royal derdale, Temple, Carysfort, Harrowby, Chi-Highness the Declaration mentioned in an Act chester, Grey, and Powis.--Viscounts Cathcart, made in the 30th year of Charles II. intitled “ An Morpeth, Sidmouil, and Castlereagh.Lords Act for the more effectually preserving the King's Grenville, Holland, Ershine, Ellenborough, C. Person and Government, by disabling Papists Somerset, Palmerston, Arden, G. and J. Thybne, from sitting in either House of Parliament," and Redesdale, Teignmouth, St. John, Walsingham, which Declaration bis Royal Highness audibly || St. Helen's, and Mulgrave.-The Bishop of Lonmade, repeated, and subscribed.-The Lord Pre don, the Master of the Rolls, General Fitz. sident signed first, and every one of the Privy patrick, the Chief Baron Macdonald.--Sirs W. Councillors in succession signed these instru- | Drummond, J. Sinclair, W. Scott, J. Nicholl, ments as witnesses-and the same was delivered D. Dundas, E. Nepean, J. Anstruther.-Tbe into the hands of the Keeper of the Records. Speaker of the House of Commons.-Messrs.

The Prince then delivered to tbe President of Ponsonby, Tierney, Sheridan, Ryder, W. Elthe Council - certificare of his having received liot, M. Sutton, Arbathnot, Corry, G. Canthe Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at the Cha ning, C. Yorke, T. Grenville, G. Rose, Walpel Royal of St. James, on Sunday, the 27th | lace, and Long. January ult. which was also countersigned and The table was covered with crimson velvet, delivered to the Keeper of the Records, who de- ll and there were several silver ink-stands, which posited all these instruments in a box at the bot- || are said to have formerly belonged to Queen tom of the table.

Anne, The Lord President then approached the Regent, bent the knee, and had the honour to kiss | House of LORDS.-Tuesday, Feb. 12, the his hand. The Royal Dukes followed, and after- | Lord Chancellor stated to their Lordships, that wards the Archbishop of Canterbury, and all the it not being convenient for his Royal Highness rest, according to the order in wbich they sat at the Prince Regent to be personally present this the long table, advancing to the chair on both | day in Parliament, he had given directions for sides. During the whole of this ceremony, his | the issuing of a Royal Commission. The ArchRoyal Highness maintained the most dignified | bishop of Canterbury, the Lord Chancellor, Earls and gracefnl deportment, and there was not the Camden and Westmoreland (the Lords President slightest indication of partiality of behaviour to l and Privy Seal), and the Duke of Montrose, took one set of men more than another.

their seats before the Throne, as the Royal ComThe ceremony being closed, a short Levee took | missioners. The Lord Chancellor having directed place in the Drawing-room, when his Roral | the Deputy Usher of the Black Rod to acquaint Highness addressed bimself to the circle; and the Commons their presence was required to afterwards he gave an audience of oue minute to hear the Commission read, presently the Speaker, Mr. Perceval,who bad the hononr again of kissing with a numerous attendance of Members, aphis hand, as First Lord of the Treasury and peared at their Lordships' bar, when the ComChancellor of the Exchequer.

mission, for declaring ihe further purposes of His Royal Highness gave private andiences Parliament being assembled, was read by the also to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Cierk. The Lord Chancellor then addressed Chancellor, Earls Camden, Westmorland, Liver both Houses in the following Speech :pool, Bathurst, and Derby, the Marquis Welles “My Lords and Gentlemen,--In execution of ley, Lords Mulgrave, Palmerston, and Gwydir, l} the Commission which has now been read to Sir David Dupdas, Messrs. Ryder, and M. you, we are commanded by bis Royal Highness Sutton ; the latter laid before his Royal High the Prince Regent to express, in the strongest ness the proceedings of some Courts Martial, manner, how deeply he laments, not only in and took his Royal Highness's commands on common with all his Majesty's loyal subjects, but the same.

with a personal and filial affliction, the great naThey were introduced into the presence of || tional calamity which has been the occasion of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent by the imposing upon his Royal Higbness the duty of Earl of Moira.

exercising, in his Majesty's name, the Royal The following among others were present: Authority of this Kingdom. Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York, " In conveying to you the sense which his Clarence, Kent, Cumberland, Snssex, Cam- | Royal Highness entertains of the great diffibridge, and Gloucester ; the Archbishop of Can- || culties attending the important trust which is terbury, the Lord Chancellor, the Archbishop of reposed in him, bis Royal Highness commande York, the Lord President of the Council, the us to assure you, that he looks with the most Lord Privy Seal, the Duke of Montrose. -Mar- perfect confidence to the wisdom and zeal of Parquisser Hertford, Buckingham, Stafford, Lans. liament, and to the attachment of a loyal andara

fectionate people, for the most effectnal assist: 11 are directed to acquaint you, that his Royal ance and support; and his Royal Highness will, | Highness the Prince Regent has given his comon his part, exert his utmost endavours to direct mands, that the estimates for the expenditure of the powers with wliich lie is invested, to the ad the current year should be laid before you ; that vancement of the prosperity, welfare, and se- ! although the difficulties under which the comcurity of his Majesty's dominions.

merce of this Kingdom bas Jaboured, bave in “We are directed to inform yon, that his some degree affected a part of bis Majesty's ReRoyal Highness has great satisfaction in being venue, porticularly Ireland, yet that the Revenue enabled to 'state, that fresh opportunities have of Great Britain in the last year, though unbeen afforded during the campaign, for distin aided by any new taxation, is greater than was guishing the valour and skill of his Majesty's ever known in any preceding year. And his forces both by sea and land.

Royal Highness trusts to your zeal and liberality “The capture of the islands of Bonrbon and of to afford his Majesty adequate supplies for the Amboyna have still further reduced the dcpend support of the great contest in wbich he is treencies of the enemy.

cessarily engaged. “ The attack upon the island of Sicily, which “My Lords and Gentlemen-We are comwas announced to the world with a presumptu- manded by bis Royal Highness to declare to you, ous anticipation of success, has been repulsed that it is the most anxious wish of his heart, that by the persevering exertions of his Majesty's | he may be enabled to restore, unimpaired, into land and sea forces.

the hands of his Majesty the Government of Iris “ The judicious arrangements adopted by the Kingdom; and that his Royal Highness carnestly Officers commanding on that station, derived | prays, that the Almighty may be pleased in his material support from the zeal and ardour which mercy to accelerate the termination of a calamity were manifested during the contest by the in- 'so deeply lanrented by the whole nation, and so habitants of Sicily, and from the co-operation of peculiarly afflicting to his Royal Highness himthe naval means which were directed by his | self." Sicilian Majesty to that effect. « In Portugal and at Cadiz, the defence of

STATE OF HIS MAJESTY'S HEALTH. which constituted the principal object of his Majesty's exertions in the last campaign, the The following are the daily bulletids issued designs of the enemy have heen hitherto frustrat- from Windsor Castle, of his Majesty's health, ed. The consummate skill, prudence, and per since our last : severance of Lieutenant-General Lord Viscount Sunday, Jan. 20.--His Majesty appeared to be Wellington, and the discipline and determined more indisposed in the course of yesterday, but bravery of the Officers and men under his || is this morning as well as he was before. command, have been conspicuously displayed il Monday, Jan. 21.-His Majesty appears to be throughout the whole of the campaign. The in a favourable state this moruing. effect of those distinguished qnalities, in inspir! Tuesday, Jan. 29.--His Majesty is quite as ing confidence and energy into the troops of his well this morning as he was yesterday. Majesty's Allies, has been happily evinced by ! Wednesday, Jan. 23.-His Majesty appears their general good conduct, and particularly by rather better to-day. the brilliant part wbich they bore in the repulse Thursday, Jan. 24.His Majesty is as well of the enemy at Brisaco. And his Royal High- || as he has been on any preceding day. ness commands os further to state, that he trusts! Friday, Jan. 25.-His Majesty continues in Ton will enable him to continue the most the same state in which he was yesterday. . effectual assistance to the brave nations of the Saturday, Jan. 26.His Majesty goes on in Peninsula, in the support of a contest which they a satisfactory manner. manifest a determination to maintain with un.

Sunday, Jan. 27.-His Majesty continues in abated perseveranee ; and his Royal Highness is the same state as before. tpersuaded, that you will feel that thre best in Monday, Jan. 28.--His Majesty is rather betterests of the British Empire must be deeply

Il ter to-day than he was yesterday. saffected in the issne of this contest, on which the

Tuesday, Jan. 29.-His Majesty goes on faliberties and independence of the Spanish and

|| vonrably. Portuguese nations entirely depend.

Wednesday, Jan. 30.-His Majesty continues « We have it likewise in command to acanaint li as well as he was yesterday. yon, that discussions are now depending between

Thursday, Jan. 31.-His Majesty continues in this country and the United States of America ; 1 the shme favourable state in which he has been and that it is the earnest wish of his Royal High

for the last wcok. ness, that he may find himself enabled to bring ! Friday, Feb. 1.-His Majesty is in the same these discussions to an amicable termination, l state as yesterday. consistent with the honour of his Majesty's Saturday, Feb. 2.- The King is quite as troll Crown, and thie maritime rivhts and interests of l as for some days past. the United Kingdom.

Sunday, Feb. 3.His Majesty is in the pande “Gentlemen of the House of Commons-We state as yesterday.

Monday, Feb. 4.-There has been little varia-, Tuesday, Feb. 12.-His Majesty contiuues in tion in the King's state since yesterday.

a state of a:!endment. Tuesday, Feb. 5.- His Majesty continues to Wednesday, Feb. 13.-His Majesty goes on go on favourably.

very favourably. Wednesday, Feb. 6.His Majesty is quite as 1 Tbursday, Feb. 14.-His Majesty remains as well as he was yesterday.

well to-day as he was yesterday. Thursday, Feb. 7.-His Majesty seems to be Friday, Feb. 15.-There is little difference in making gradual progress towards recovery. his Majesty's state since yesterday.

Friday, Feb. 8-His Majesty seems to be Saturday, Feb. 16.-His Majesty continues still making gradual progress towards recovery. . in the same state.

Saturday, Feb. 9.-His Majesty is in all re Sunday, Feb. 17.-His Majesty's progress is spects as well to-day as he has been during the |gradual and satisfactory. last two days.

(Signed) R. H. REYNOLDS, Sunday, Feb, 10.-His Majesty continues to

W. HEBERDEN, advance towards recovery.

R. HENRY HALFORD, Monday, Feb. 11.-His Majesty remains, in

R. Willis. all respects, as well as for the last few days.




ll her up in his cloak, placed her on his borse, and In drawing a fish-pond at Ely last month, the || proceeded on to his quarters, where he soon tail of a fish was observed in the mouth of a large after arrived ; and as he was conducting the pike, and on bringing the net to land, the shivering object of his care into the house, she latter disgorged a pike weighing upwards of looked through the window that commanded a Lour pounds, which was immediately put into view of the kitchen, suddenly shrunk back, another pond, where he swam well, and is sup- and in a faint voice exclaimed, “there are posed to be still living. The pike who had the two men that robbed me of my all, and swallowed the other weighed about cighteen, used me so cruelly!.' The soldier, in consepounds.

quenoc, entered the kitchen, and secured the HAMPSHIRE.

men, who were the next day taken before a Ma. A servant girl of Lieutenant-Colonel Kent's, I gistrate, and after the necessary examination. at the Army Depot, Isle of Wight, lately poisoned fully committed to Winchester jail, for trial si berself by taking arsenic: it appeared in evi- the next Azizes. dence she was five months with child, and it is

LINCOLNSHIRE. thought she only meant to destroy the child. She | An inquest has been held at Merton, on the told the surgeon who attended her, she took it on || bodies of Hannah Taylor and her infant daughter. purpose to destroy herself. The Jury, after a whom she had tied to ber side with a bandker: few minutes consideration, returned a verdict of chief, and in a paroxysm of insanity had precipi“ felo de se,” and she was buried in the high tated it, with herself, into a well at Harmthorpe, road, pear the barracks. She was a very fine in which they were both drowned. --Verdict, Lu. young woman, about twenty years of age.

vacy. As a dragoon was on his return from duty to

MIDDLESEX his quarters, at a small public-house, called Lately, a poor woman, who resided at BaysDarndean Hut, in the Forest, near Petersfield, his water, was brought to bed of a boy, and not har. attention was arrested by the cries of some person ing money sufficient to supply a purse, a neighin distress, which induced him to ride up to the bour of ber's tendered ber services, but the hus. spot from whence they proceeded, where bis band coming home from bis work in the evening, huinanity was shocked on 'beholding a woman declined the offer, adding, at the same time, that tied to a tree, with the tears which her situation he could attend on her himself. The next mornand suffering bad produced actually frozen to ing some acqnaintance called to see them, and her cheeks, and, horrid to relate, quite naked, knocking at the door several times, but no one having been stripped of every article of dress by answering, the doors were broke open, when the two villains, who afterwards left her in that de man and bis wife were both found dead, and a plorable condition. The dragoon instantly cut! little infant sucking at the breast of the woman. the cords that bound her hands and feet to the The cause is attributed to their having burnt some tree, and baving in some measure restored her to charcoal t air the room, which suffocated them. the use of her limbs by rubbing them, wrapped They have left three young children, ,


..up from it a kind of plant, about the thickness of On the 1711 ult. the passengers by the High- a bulrush, with a top like the head of asparagus, fixer coach from the North, dined at Newark. A, which comes near the surface, but never above it; bottle of wine was ordered, on tasting which, a the outside is black, but the inside red; and gentleman, one of the passengers, observed that wben the corpse is quite consumed, the plant it had an unpleasant flavour, and begged that it withers away. Some naturalists account for this might be changed. In compliance with this wish i by the soil being entirely of light red sand. the waiter took away the bottle; but thonght be

SUSSEX. . had met with one of those travellers who are more A few months since, a great part of Ashdown nice than wise, and whom nothing can please at Forest, in this county, was inclosed by a set of an inn; he therefore poured into a fresh decanter men called Foresters, and also the Rev. Robert half the wine which had been objected to, and Bingham, the Curate of the parisb of Mayersadded sufficient from another bottle to make up ! field; which being deemed to be the right of the the usual quantity. This he took into the room, Duchess of Dorset, the same was thrown down and the greatest part of it was drunk by the pas. by order of her Grace, Lord Whitworth, and sengers. But when the coach proceeded on to Lord Sheffield, the acting Magistrates for that Grantley, the possengers who had partaken of the county. This act irritated all those who had wine experienced a loathing and disagreeable made inclosures, and some of them were heard to sickness, which, with one gentleman in particu make use of threatening language, which caused lar, who had taken more of the wine than the i some little alarm among those concerned in deothers, increased to an alarming degree. The stroying the inclosures ; but no particular notice more melanholy part of the story remains to be was taken, nor any act done, except swearing in told. The half of the bottle of wine which the a number of respectable inliabitants as special waiter kept in the decanter was put aside, for the constables, to be ready in case of an emergency. purpose of making nequs. In the evening Mr. On Sunday, the 16th of December, a letter was Bland, an attorney, of Newark, and a man much found on the road, near Mayersfield, by the respected, went into the same house, and drank sons of Mr. Richard Jenner, a respectable a glass or two of wine and water. He returned farmer, directed to their father. The boys home at the usual hour and went to bed, he was took it home, but their fatlier being absent, taken so ill in the night, that Mrs. Bland sent for they gave it to their mother, who, on openhis brother, an apothecary in the town; before ing it, discovered that it was headed in largeletbe arrived, however, the sufferer was dead. ters, “ Fire! Murder! and Revenge!" aud the SHROPSHIRE.

contents threatened destruction to the Parson, Several travellers have lately taken Ludlow

Churchwardens, and Farmers' houses, barns, and in their way to see Lucien Bonaparte, and he

stacks. The boys told their mother, that after Mr. kuowing the circumstance, generally walks

Bingham performed the morning service at round the Castle for an hour about mid-day to

Mayersgeld church, he got on borseback to ride gratify their curiosity. One day lately, the

to a neiglibouring parish to do duty there in the weather being indifferent, he did not take his |

afternoon; he passed them, and when he was at usual walk; a Gentleman who had come a con

a short distance from them, they saw a paper siderable distance and who could not stop was

drop from his pocket, which they were posidisappointed, but being very anxious to see

tive was the letter they picked up. The letter so Lucien, sent his compliments, and requested to

li much alarmed Mrs. Jenner, that she sent off one look at him for a few seconds. Lucien, with

of her sons after her husband, who was in Lonmuch good humour, desired that the Gentleman

don. The circumstance caused considerable

alarm in that part of the country. Lords Whitmight be introduced, and when he entered, po

worth and Sheffield published an advertisement litely begged him to be seated, and handed him several different kinds of wine, concluding with

offering a reward of £200 for the discovery of the a half-pint bumper of Champagne ; after which,

writer of the letter. A number of men were em

ployed to watch Mr. Jenner's premises, and to the curious traveller departed top-heavy to the

patrole in different parts. On the oth of January Crown Inn.-Mr. Anderson, sen. is bis French,

last, Mr. Bingham's house was discovered to be and Mr. Wellings, the Italian Interpreter : seve

on fire, and although timely assistance was given, ral of his suite are Italians. The Drawing Master

great part of the premises were destroyed. It who accompanied Lucien, has some finely executed drawings of antique Statues, Vases &c.

was ascertained that the fire broke out in the

school-room, where there were several faggots which Lucien got dug out of the ruins of Tuscu

laid. Mr. Bingham reported that he had no lam, during the six years of his retirement in

doubt it was one of the Foresters who had Italy; the originals bave been left at Rome. He

set fire to his premises. The account he gave of frequently gives dinners to select parties.

the fire and his conduct, was, that his family SURREY.

went to bed about ten o'clock-he was the last In the church-yard of Woking, in this county, ll up. About half past ten o'clock be heard the as long as there is any thing left of a corpse that! noise of footsteps; he looked out of his window, is interred there, besides the bones, there grows li but could not see or hcar any person. About

ball-past eleven o'clock he was alarmed again- brook, Chairman to the East India Company, and he looked out of the window the second time, but a Banker in London, to whoun Peter gave with did pot see any person ; but a little before one,' his daughter 200,0001. he heard a noise at the school-room door; and he Mr. A. Pentheny saw mankind only through states that he saw a man walking from the house, one medium ; his vital powers were so diverted but could not tell whether he had on a blue coat from generous or social objects, by the prevailing or a smock-frock. This account being so very ex passion of gold, that he could discover po trait in traordinary and unsatisfactory, Lord Sheffield

any character, however venerable or respectable, sent to the Public Othce, Bow-street, for an ac that was not seconded by riches ; in fact, any tive and intelligent Officer, and Mr. Read sent one that was not rich he considered as an inferior Adkins. Upon the Officer's arrival, after mak- animal, neither worthy of notice, nor safe to be ing inquiries, be strongly suspected Mr. Bing- admitted into society. This extraordinary feeling liam had set his own house on fire, aud in conse- | he extended to female society, and, if possible, quence placed several men to watch. One of with a greater degree of disgust. A woman he them he stationed in the steeple of the church, considered only as an incumbrance on a man of when they discovered him to bring a quntity of property, and therefore he could never be prebooks from bis stable, and bury them in his gar- vailed upon to admit one into his confidence. As den. Froin a variety of other suspicious cir- to wedlock, he utterly and uniforinly rejected any eumstances, a warrant was granted against Mr. | idea of it. His wife was the public funds, and his Bingham, and one to search bis premises, when children guineas; and no parent or husband Adkins fouod in the roof of the privy a variety | paid more deference to the comforts of his family. of valuable papers concealed, together with other | He was never known to separate his iminense $aspicious circumstances of his having set his hord, by rewarding a generous action; or allehouse on fire, for the purpose of defrauding the viating a premature or accidental niisfortune, by Laion Fire-Office, and he was in consequence 1 the application of one shilling to such purposes. taken into custody, and underwent a final ex It could scarcely be expected he would bestow a amination at Lewes, before Lords Chichester and gift or extend a gratitude to others, when he was Sletfield, and was fully committed for tria!. so niggard of comforts to himself. The evening YORKSHIRE.

before he died, some busy friend senta respectable As James Deering, Esq. and another gentle

pbysician to him, at which the old miser did not kan were shooting in the grounds of the former, shew any apparent dislike, until he recollected thes observed a large bird in the air at some dis the Doctor might expect a fee; this alarmed him, tance, which, when they approached, they dis

| and immediately raising himself in the bed, he covered to be a hawk. With some trouble they

addressed the Irish Esculapius in the following contrived to shoot it, and upon examination, the words : “ Doctor, I am a strong man, and know eraw was found to contain, in addition to mu kiny disorder, and could cure myself, but as Mr. merous bones of small birds, a large piece of blue Nangle has sent you to my assistance, I shall not clotb, in which were sewed up two guinea pieces, exchange you for any other person, if you can a seren shillings piece, and two sixpences. From come to an understanding ; in fact, I wish to wbence it came, and by what means the bird be know what you will charge for your attendance eame possessed of it, are cousiderations which until I am recovered!” The Doctor answered, have involved the neighbourhood in wonder and “eiglit guineas.” “Ah! Sir," said the old man, ainuzement.

“if you knew my disorder you would not be ex

orbitant : but to put an end to this discussion, I IRELAND.

| will give you six guineas and a balf.” The

Doctor assented, and the patient held out his arm Augustine Pentheny, Esq. who died on the

with the foe, and to have lis pulse considered, 23d of November last, in the 83d year of his age,

and laid bimself down again.--IIis relations were in an obscure lodging in Leeson-street, Dublin,

numerous, but not being, in his opinion, qualiwas a miser of the most perfect drawing that na

fied, for want of experience in the management ture has ever given to the world. From the low

of money, to nurse his wealth, he bequeathed the and laborious conditiou of a journeyuiau cooper, entire of it to a rich family in the West Indies, be accumulated the enormons sum of 300, with the generous exception of 4). annually, to a the Islands of Antigua and Sauta Cruz. He was

faithful servant, who lived with him iwenty-four boru in the village of Longwood, county of years. In the will he expresses great kindness Meath, and was very early in lite encouraged to

for poor John, and says he bequieathed the 41. for make a royage to the West ludies, to follow his

his kind services, that his latter days may be spent trade, under the patronage of his maternal uncle,

in comfortable independence! Like Theilusson, another adventurer of the name of Gaynor, better he would not allow his fortune to pass to his known among his neighbours by the name of beirs immediately, as he directed that the entire “ Peter Big Brogues,” from the enormous shoes should be funded for fourteen years, and then, in he was ibuunted in on the day bre set out on his lits improved statc, to be at the disposal of the travels. Peter acquired an immense fortune, and heirs he has chosen.-For the regulation of his lired to see his only child married to Sir G. Cole- || last Will and Testament, he appointed Waller

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