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ed assiduity in the care of the wounded. rate to a gun-brig; those that are building, Lieutenant-General Hislop, Niajor Walker, under repair, and laid up in ordinary as un. and Captain Wood, of his staff, the latter of serviceable, as well as those that are in whom s severely wounded, were solici. commission, and fit for immediate service. tous to assist and remain on the quarter- Swedish Navy.-- The Swedish Heet condeck.

sists of 12 sail of the line, eight frigates, beI cannot conclude this letter, without ex- sides cutters, grin-boats, &c.; and there are pressing my grateful acknowledgments, thus two ships of the line and three frigates buildpublicly, for the generous treatment Cap- ing. tuin Lambert and his officers have expe- Portuguese Nary. The Portuguese have rienced from our gallant enemy, Commo- eight sail of the line, three frigates, and four dire Bainbridge, and his oflicers.--I have, sloops at the Brazils. At Lisbon there are &c.

some ships of war, but they are chietly unfit Hy. D. CHADS,

for service. (Signed)

Danish Navy.-The present-naval force First Lieutenant of his Majesty's late ship of Denmark consists of four ships of the Java.

line, two frigates, and about 120 gun.boats. P.S. The Constitution has also suffered There are two ships of the line and 3. triseverely both in her rigging and men, hav- gates on the stocks. In 1807, 18 ships of the ing ber fire and mizer-masts, maintop- line, 15 frigates, 6 briga, and 25 gun-bats, mast, both maintopsail-vards, spanker-boom, were taken by the British, to preveit their erit, and trycail-mast badly shot, and the falling into the hands of the French. The grea'est part of the standing rigging very Danes have not made much progress in remuch damaged, with ten men killed, the generating their navy, their maritime operCommodore, fifth Lieutenant, and 46 men ations being chiefly carried on by flotillas of wounded, four of whom are since dead. gun-brigs, which carry heavy metal, are

well manned, manæuvred, and fought, and Force of the two Ships.

in a calm are formidable even to ships of Javi.—28 long eighteen-pounders-16 carronades, thirty-two-pounders

2 long nine-pounders--46 guns.--Weight of metal, · REGULATION RESPECTING SALVAGE OS 1034 lb.-Ship's company and supernumer

RECAPTURED VESSELS. aries, 377.

The London Gazette, of the 4th instant, Constitution.--32 Inng twenty-four-poun.

contains an Order in Council, directing, in ders-22 carronades, thirty-two-poundersI carronade, eighteen-pounder.--55 guns

case of the recapture of ships and goods be

longing to his Majesty's subjects, whereof Weight of metal, 1490.--Crew, 480. Killed in the Java 22.-Wounded 103.

the owners and proprietors are entitled to

the restitution on salvage, and where the of whom several severely, and some since

owners and proprietors, or their agents spedcad.

cially authorised, are not present to claim,

that on a claim being given for the ship by THE XAVIES OF EUROPE.

the master, or in his absence by the mate; British Naval Force.--At sea, 79 ships

and for the cargo, by the supercargo or masof the linc; nine from 50 to 44 guns ; 122

ter, or by the mate in the absence of the mas. frigates ; 77 sloops and yachts; 4 bombs,

ter, the Court shall direct a valuation of the &c.; 161 brigs; 54 cuiters; 52 schooners,

ship and cargo to be made by appraisement &c.-In portand Sitting, 39 of the line; 11

without sale or unlivery, as far as the same from 50 to 44 guns; 29 frigates; 18 sloops ;

shall be practicable; and on such valuation 4 bombs, &c.; 36 brigs; 6 cutters; 11

to be approved and confirmed by the Court, mchooners, &c. ---Hospital ships, prison ships,

shall direct the ship and cargo to be resto&c. 28 of the line; 2 from 50 to 44; 2 fri

red to the person or persons aforesaid claim. gates ; 1 yacht.Ordinary and repairing for

ing the same, on payment of the proportion service, 77 of the line; 10 from 50 to 44

decreed to be paid to the captors, in lieu of guns; 70 frigates ; 37 sloops ; 3 bombs ; 11

salvage, and of costs and expences. In de brigs; 1 cutter ; 2 schooners. Building, 29

fault of such payment, the Court shall order of the line ; 4. from 50 to 44 guns; 12 fri

and direct so much of the cargo to be sold gues ; 5 sloops, &c.; 3 brigs.—Making a

as shall be sufficient for the payment of the ud total of 1545 vessels.

salvage and expences. Ir&iun Nary-53 sail of the line; 34 rtgates; 59 cutters, brigs, &c.; smaller ves

LOSS OF THE CAPTAIN, OF 74 GUNS, BY sels, 226, carrying in all 4428 pieces of

FIRE. In this estimate are included ships This ship, in which the immortal Nelson yors class and condition, from a first, fought in the battle off Cape St Vincent,

and

cannon.

and boarded and carried the San Joseph, of The transactions of that period are now 112 guns, was totally destroyed by fire in universally believed to have originated in a the night of the 22d of March, in Hamoaze, malignant conspiracy against her life and Plymouth. Being found not sea-worthy in character; and addresses have been presente consequence of long service, the Captain ed to the Princess from almost every place was made a receiving ship, and had the stores of note throughout England and Wales, exof the San Joseph of 112 guns on board.pressive of indignation and abhorrence at The latter also lay alongside. The fire was the base and cowardly attempt, and congra. discovered at 11 P. M. bursting from the tulating her Royal Highness on her decisive gallery of the Captain, and spread itself with triumph over her enemies. uncommon rapidity over every part of the On the 12th April the Lord Mayor of ship. During a considerable time no small London, accompanied by several of the Sheagitation prevailed in the town of Plymouth, riff's and Aldermen, and a great number of it being every where contidently reported that the livery, waited upon her Royal Highness the San Joseph was on fire. The activity at Kensington Palace, and presented an adhowever of her officers and crew had pr .nt dress from the City of London, “declaring, ed this catastrophe, and she with other ships that the sentiments of the Citizens of Lona had dropped down to other moorings. The don had never known diminution or change boats of the Dock yard and of the fleet had since her arrival in this country-express. now surrounded the flaming ship, but it was ing indignation and abhorrence at the disbeyond the reach of human effort to arrest closure of the conspiracy against her Royal the progress of the flames. The scene was Highness's honour and life-applauding the grand beyond description. Hamoaze was moderation and forbearance displayed by illuminated in every part. T'he numerous her Royal Highness during a persecution of boats on its spacious bosom-the seamen so long duration, and concluding with decrowding the decks or hanging on the rig- claring their confident hope, that, under the ging of the shipping-were as discernible sway of the Princess Charlotte, their chil. as at noon day. It was a scene unequalled dren would enjoy all the benefits of so bright in sublimity, but productive of poignant an example." sensations.

Her Royal Highness replied in the fola In the mean time the tide was rapidly lowing words: running through Hamoaze, and a brisk " I thank you for your loyal and affoca N. W. breeze drove vast columns of smoke tionate address. and flakes of fire over the dock-yard. To “ It is to me the greatest consolation to prevent her drifting, the artificers of the learn, that, during so many years of unmedock-yard approached the bows of the ship, rited persecution, notwithstanding the acon which they fastened iron clamps, and tive and persevering dissemination of the drove iron ring-bolts, and a line of boats was most deliberate calumnies against me, the stationed, to pull, as soon as she might be kind and favourable sentiments with which perceived to drift. At 1, A. M. it was they did me the honour to approach me, judged prudent to sink her, and, as it was on my arrival in this country, have underfound impossible to scuttle her, two launches gone neither diminution nor change in the were armed with carronades from the Dry. hearts of the Citizens of London. ade frigate, and two others with field-pieces, The sense of indignation and abhorand after a number of discharges she suink rence you express against the foul and dear four A. M. while as yet her timbers had testable conspiracy, which, by perjured and not fallen a prey to the flames. No lives suborned traducers, has been carried on were lost. The whole of the stores of the against my life and honour, is worthy of San Joseph were destroyed, as also the sea you, and most gratifying to me. It must be stores, clothes, &c. of the officers. Fortu duly appreciated by every branch of that ilnately for the seamen the following day had lustrious house, with which I am so closely Læn appointed for the shifting their clothes, connected by blood and marriage, the perchests, bedding, &c. on board the Capiain. sonal welfare every one of wiioin just

have been affected by the success of such

attrocious machinatio!1s. DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.

The consciousness of iny innocence has

supported ine through my long, severe, and PRINCESS OF WALES.

unmerited trials; your approbation of The publication of the whole of the do any conduct under them, is a reward for cuinents relative to the inquiry of 1806, in. all my sutierings. to the conduct of the Princess of Wales, has “ I shall not lose any opportunity I may called forth a general expression of the pub. be permitted to enjoy, of encouraging the lic opinion in favour of her Royal Highness. tulents of my dear daugater, the Princess

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Charlotte, and I shall impress upon hier Royal Highness to the fault, then the inind, my full sense of the obligation con- leaden coffin being nusoidered, a body ap. ferred upon me by this spontaneous act of peared, covered over with a waxed cloth: your justice and generosity.

on carefully stripping the head and face, * She will therein clearly perceive the the countenaire of the unfortunate Martyr, value of that free Constitution, which, in Charles the First, inmediately appeared, in the natural course of events, it will be her features apparently perfect as when he liv. high destiny to preside over, and her sacred ed, but the admission of air caused the eye duty to maintain, which allows no one to inmediately to disappear. The severed sink under oppression ; and she will ever head had been carcfully adjusted to the be bound to the City of London, in tics shoulders ; and the most perfect resem. proportioned to the strength of that fiiial at. blance to the portraits was remarked in the tachment I have liad the happiness uniform. oral shape of the head, the pointed beard, ly to experience from her.

&c. On lifting !p the head the fissure " De assured, that the cordial and con- made by the 3xc was clearly discovered his vincing proof you have thus given of your Sir i'enry Halford, and the flesh, though solicitude for my prosperity and happiness, somewhat darkened, was found to be in a will be cherished in grateful remembrance tolerably perfect state. In the same vault by me, to the latest moment of my life; was also found a decayed leaden coilin, coi. and the distinguished proceeding adopted taining the remains of Henry VIII. which by the first City in this great Empire, will consisted of nothing more than the skull, te considered by posterity as a proud inc- witir some hair on the chin, and the prin. morial of my vindicated honour."

cipal limb bones, in a per!cct state. The answers of the Princess of Wales to the several Addresses of Congratulation,

LIBEL ON THE DUKE OF CU DIBEBLAND. have been marked by strict propriety, much food sense, and great moderation. This is On Monday the 24th instant, in the particularly observable in the reply to the Court of King's Bench, London, Mr White Westminster Address, whic! spoke of the jun. proprietor of the Independent Whig “ cold-blooded apathy of a corrupt majority newspaper, was brought up for judgement, of the House of Commons on receiving her for a libel on his Royal Highness the Duke appeal."-After thanking the addressers, of Cumberland, (noticed in our Number for Her Royal Highness concludes by saying, March last,) when he was sentenced to be * Pernit me to add, that there can be no confined 15 months in Newgate, and to doubt, that the refusal of Parliament to en- pay a tine to the King of £.200 sterling. tertain the question only originated in a conriction that my innocence stood above all General bill of christenings and burials is suspicion, and in an apprehension that Par London, from Dec. 10. 1811, to Dec. I liamentary interference might delay the re. 1812 ;--Christened in the 97 parishes withstoration to my daughter's society, so uni- in the walls, 1020; buried, 1167—Chrisversally desired.

tened in the 17 parishes without the walls,

4284; buried, 3837-Christened in the 23 DISCOVERY OF THE BODY OF CHARLES I.

out-parishes in Midlesex and Surrey, 11,28);

buried, 9416_Christened in the 10 parishes It had long been suspected that the re- in the city and liberties of Westminstei, mains of Charles I. were deposited in the 3816; buried, 3075.Christened ; Males Royal vault at Windsor, and the day be10,388; Females, 10,016—in all, 20.404. fore the interinent of the Duchess of Bruns- Buried: Males, 9396 ; Females, 8899; wick, (who died on the 23d March last,) in all, 18,295.-_Whereof have died under the new vault in St George's Chapel, Wind- two years of age, 5636 ; between two and sor, a discovery was made by the workmen, five, 1907; five and ten, 655 ; ten and of two ancient coilins, one of lead, and the twenty, 620; twenty and thirty, 1226; other of stone. The Prince Regent being at thirty and forty, 1685; forty and fifty. Windsor, he was of course consulted about 1841; fifty arid sixty, 1513; sixty and s. the mode of exploring these Royal remains, venty, 1425; seventy and eighty, 1193; which he directed to be immediately done in eighty and ninety, 192; ninety and a hunbis presence. Sir Henry Balford aticnded his dred, 71.

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CIRCUIT INTELLIGENCE. stocking-maker in Langholm, who had been

apprehended on suspicion of having in tended SOUTH.LORD JUSTICE CLERK.

housebreaking, but found caution, was cal

led, and appeared at the bar. The AdvoJedburgh, April 19. 1813. cate-depute represented, that owing to an THE Circuit Court was opened here on

error in the name of a material witness, he the 16th current, by the Lord Justice must inove the Court for liberty to desert Clerk. "The only business before him, was the diet pro loco et tempore, and a warrant a case of robbery, committed by an Irish to coinmit the pannel to jail, which his man, calling himself John Linnichen, other. Lordship granted, only till the panne! wise Henry Macgraw, on the person of

should find caution for his appearance to John Macdonald, residing in Ruthwell, stand trial, which he immediately did ; and Dumfries-shire, a travelling merchant, aged

his Lord:ship at same time observed, this 101 years, on the road leading from LIawick case, from all the circumstances attending towards Rule-water. The pannel having it, appeared to him as more proper to have pleaded guilly, the Advocate-Depute con come before the Sheriil-icpute, than besented to restrict the pains of law to an ar

fore the Court of Justiciary. bitrary punishment; and his Lordship, after a very appropriate admonition, sentenced

Ayr, April 29. him to transportation for life.

The Circuit Court of Justiciary was In the inquiry respecting the assault and opened here on Monday last the 26th currobbery of John Macdonald, by Linnichen,

rent, by the Right Hon. the Lord Justice elias Macgraw, it appears that the good Clerk. conduct of Walter Scott, of Wauchope, Esq. The business of the Court commenced and of William Little, servant to Thomas with the trial of James Sloan alias Jurcs Oliver, tenant of Birney-know, near Merry, who stood charged with different which place the assault and robbery hap- acts of forgery. Certain objections to the pened, is highly deserving of the thanks of relevance of the libel were started by Samuel the public. Mr Scott, who was passing by Macormick, Esq. Counse! for the pannel, near to where the crime was coinmitted, which were answered by Win Boswell, Esq. and on discovering it, called to his assist. Advocate Depute, and repelled by the ance William Little, who was ploughing in Court. The Jury being empannelled, the au adjacent field, and who instantly loos- prisoner's declaration was produced, and its ened one of his horses from the yoke, as genuineness established by Wm Eaton, Esq. desired by Mr Scott, and joined him in the Sheriff Substitute, and Wm. Campbell, Esq. pursuit of Macgraw, whom they soon ap- Sheriff-Cierk of Ayr-shire, before whom it prehended and secured. On searching him, had been emitted. they found the articles belonging to Mac The first witness called on the part of donald of which he was robbed, and one of the prosecution was Thomas Maclelland, his hands marked with blood—the blood Esq. Agent for the Bank of Scotland. Mr undoubtedly of Macdonald, whom Macgraw Maclelland stated, that on the 28th August liad unmercifully assaulted. In recompence 1812, the prisoner at the bar came to his for Williain Little's ready obedience and office, and presented a bill for £.97, to bo willing service, the Sheriff ordered him to discounted. The said bill was addressed to be paid lilcraliy.

Andrew Edgar, innkeeper in Ochiired, and was subscribed - James Sloan," and " An

drew Edgar," the latter aa acceptor. The Dumfries, April 27" said bill was indorsed James Sloan" and p. Wednesday last, the Circuit Court of ** Janez Vill." Prisoner told witness that Justiciury was opened here, by the Right his name was Jame, Sloitin, farmer in Auch:119gourable the Lord Justice Clerk ; and leran, parish of Ochiltree. Witness put

ne diy, James M.Clellan in Ringanwhey, his initials to the hill, and handed it to the vused of murder, having failed to appear, prisoner, who carried it in the arijoining 124 outlaxed. Thereafter James Esprio, apartment, where it is dis courtel hy the

tuer,

course.

teller, who gave the prisoner £.96 , 1 . 5. keeper in Ochiltrec, but his brother-in-law, The bill was noted, and advised in due the witness last examined ; does not know

On the 18th of September 1812, such a place as A uchlewan. the prisoner came again to the above office, David Ramsay swore, pannel was his ser. and presented two bills to be disco:inted, vant for a twelvemonth, about ten or twelve the one for £.65 , 10s. drawn on David years ago. Never granted him a bill. The Ramsay, farmer at Dowbill, purish of Kirk signature purporting to be his, a forgeryOswald, and bearing the subscription

“ Da

no other David Ramsay, farmer in Dox. vid Ramsay" as acreptor. This bill was hill. also indorsed “ James Will;" the other William Young made oath, that lie had drawn on William Young, farmer in Dal not spoken to the prisoner for six or seven mullin, parish of St Quivox, for £.76, and years back-knew him once. He was then subscribed “ William Young." On this a thatcher, and sometiines a reaper : never bill the indorsation likewisc was * James accommodated him with a bill. Tije cubWill." Witness affixed his initials to the scription in question not witness's, but an bill for £.65 , 10s. and gave it to the pan

evident forgery. nel to carry as before to the teller, but re John Howat, in Cumneck, knows the fused to discount the other, and gave it prisoner's name to be James Merry-hnev back to him. Before the business of dis him when he was a boy. His father's name counting could be transacted, witness fol. was William Merry. lowed the pannel into the room, having pre

M.Cowan, farmer, near Cumneck, viously sent for a messenger, locked the knows the pannel, and is certain that hus door, and asked the pannel whether he had real name is James Merry. discounted a bill which he showed him, for The proof on the part of the prosecutin 4.97 in that office, about three weeks be being closed, and no excuipatory eridenice fore. Pannel admitted he had done so; produced; the declaration of the prisoner, witness then charged him with having for already aliuded to, was read by the Clerk. ged all the three bills, and ordered him to Mr Boswell, advocate for the Crown, and produce the one drawn on William Young, Mr M.Cormick, for the pannel, addressed which he accordingly did. When interro. the Jury. The Lord Justice Clerk summed gated as to the forgery, he made hardly any up the evidence. The Jury were inclosed, reply, but on presenting the bilis at first, and returned a verdict, in one voice, finding declared them to be genuine. He was ta the pannel Guilty. He was sentenced to be ken into custody, and emitted a declaration hanged at Ayr, on Friday the 11th of June before ihe two gentlemen above mentioned. next.

Mr James Loggie, Teller in the Bank of Matthew Graham was next brought to Scotland's office, who paid the money for the bar, accused of culpable homicide. The the bill discounted in August, and Mr indictment set forth, that on the 19th of Thomas Brown, accountant in said office, December, 1812, a fir tree, which he was who entered it in the book after it was employed to cut down on the road side, eashed, corroborated the evidence of Mr near the gate of Garthland Castle, county Maclelland; and Mr Maclelland and Mr of Wigton, fell across the public road, and Brown expressed their decided opinion, that killed Mr John Linwood, a respectable the signatures affixed to the three bills were farmer, and that due precautions had nut forgeries. The imitation of Andrew Edgat's been used to prevent such an awful calasubscription was very clumsily executed ; mity. those of David Ramsay and J. Will, bore a A proof being led, the Jury were inelslight resemblance, but with that of William sed, who returned a verdict finding the pan. Young, they were not so well acquainted. nel not guilly. He was dismissed from the

Andrew Edgar swore, that he had not bar. seen the prisoner for many years-believes The Court next proceeded to the trial of his name to be James Merry--never had Andrew Mackenzir, shoemaker in Strani rdet, any money transactions with him in the and Alexander Mucxilliam, bis apprentice, course of his life. The subscription on the charged with being actors, or art and part bill not his hand-writing, nor in the slightest guilty, of an assault on the body of Elizadegree like it.

beth Foote, a girl of twelve years of age, on James Will, in Tarelgin, swore, he never the evening of the 11th of Septeipkxt, being saw the pannet before ; never indorsed a bill Siranraer fair. The girl not being .ble to to him. The name on the back of the bill swear to the identity of the pantieis, they nut his hand-writing, and bears only a very were distrissed from the bar. distant resemblance to it. No other James Dárid Macieod, or Markus, accused of Will in the parish of Cchitree, Lulactid her-stealing, was brought to the bar. bic of his own; wo viher Andrew Edgali, iw policiaieci guüls, Ilis Counsel poled in mill

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