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tending, though many circumstances 'Isiglas, per lh. Book,

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15 02-0d amounts now to 418 acres, of which Linens, per piece in bond.

about half has been cleared in the Ravenducks.

course of the last thirteen months. Fiems

The town and public buildings are Mats, per 100. Archangel,

953 a 100 assuming a more permanent form. Rhubarb, per lb.

15 a

A stone barrack has been erecting on Pitc!, Stockholm, per cwt. 16 60 a large scale. In the last twelve Archangel,

14 6

months the roofs of no less than 26 Seeds—Lintseed.

houses have been changed from thatch Memel and Riga,

72 Petersburg,

Within the walls of

69 to shingle. Archangel,

60 a 66 Sierra Leone, April 1811, the numSteel.

ber of houses and their description Tallow, per cwt.

were as follows: Yellow,

Houses wattled,....... 136
White,
Soap, Petersburg,

3
86

Stone, ........... Archangel,

90 a 91 Shingled,.......... 241 Tar, Archangel, per barrel,

Roofs thatched, 311
Stockholm,

Shinglod.......... 70
Wax, Bees, per cwt. .£.13 a £.14,10s
Woods-Staves,

per 120 Probable value vihen built £.26,589. Dantzic crown pipe, 172 180 not above

Population.
hhd.
£.120

European Men,...
brack pipe,
120 130 ditto

Women,

4 hhd.

75 85 Stettin, crown pipe, 139 a 170

Children, .......... 2 hhd,

ditto Nova Scotians, Men.. 188 barrel,

96

77 &
85

295 long heading,

Children, ......... 499 short heading,

83 a 45 do. Memel crown pipe, 160 a £.180

Maroons, Men,........ 165 Deals Dantzic, 3 in

Women,

195
725
ches by 40 feet,

Children.......... 447
Archangel.

Africans, Men......... 20 Memel, yellow, .£.32 a 33

Women,

43 Narva, ditto,

32 a 36 Ditto, white,

Children,......... 37 Petersburg, ditto,

The expence attending the British

30 a 35 Ditto, yellow,

settlements on the coast of Africa is Stockholm,

65 a 68

understood to be about £.24,000 or Gottenburg,

50 a 52 Christiana yellow, 12

£.25,000 annually.

56 a 60 ft. 3 in. white, do. s

A new island has been discovered yellow, 12 it. 24 inches 47 a 50 in the latitude of about 54 south. Timber-Swedish,

7a 8 It has been called Macquarrie island, Dantzic,

in compliment to the present goverMemel,

10 a 10.10s Norway, per load,

nor of New South Wales. It has

5 108 a £.6 Ditto, common,

opened an additional and fruitful field Oak plank,

to adventurers in the Seal fishery. Riga logs, 14 feet, £.51716d a £.8 Upwards of eighty thousand

seals Ditto, 7 feet,

£.2 a £.3

have been caught there in the course

of a few months. Statistical and Geographical Intelli

A destructive avalanche occurred gence.

lately in the neighbourhood of Vil. BY the last accounts from the set- leneuve in Switzerland. A part of tlement of Sierra Leone, it ap the extensive chain of the Furca,

Women, ......

which had been sapped by a stream empted from the personal service they that ran at its base, suddenly fell gave the clergy, or any other public with a terrific noise. About thirty functionary whatever; obliging them, cottages were buried beneath the nevertheless, to satisfy the parochial ruins, and twelve of their inmates rights, the same as the other classes. killed. The noise of the avalanche III. That the public charges, such was heard at the distance of six miles. as the rebuilding of churcbes, and

The Cortes have made the follow- making of roads, should be equally ing regulations for the government of borne by all the inhabitants indiscri Spanish America.

minately. 1. That the mitas should be for IV. That divisions of land should ever abolished, (The mitas are a be made to the Indians, leaving to certain contribution of men, which the Provincial Deputies the power of the people were obliged to give for assigning the quotas, &c. the cultivation of the land, and work V. That in all the territories of ing the mines.)

America, some of the dignities should II. That the Indians should be ex. necessarily remain with the Indians.

Poetry

ODE,
Writlen in the prospect of returning to the

Country.
YE fountains, and ye mossy shades,

High o'er-arched with branching pine,
And solemn walks in moonlight glades,

When Hesper's sapphire armies shine :
Receive once more a votary true,
Who never strayed in heart from you ;
But when pent in cloistered gloom,
Sighed for Nature's cheerful bloom.
Crocus, sober-liveried Power,

In the lawn's exuberant spring ;
And the musk-rose deck the bower,

Where Phæbus and his daughters sing ;
While the Graces, in a band,
Dancing round with hand in hand;
Move in order to the lyre,
And the song of heavenly quire.
Streams in murmuring softness glide,

Through the rich emolossomed plain;
Trees that rise in suiry prile,

Listen to the charming strain.
Ye Naiads, quit your serigy beds,
And Fauns come tripping o'er the meads,

To hear the dulcet airs that rise
From yonder bower where Clio lies.
How sweet the budding rose to view,

Bursting from the parent stem ;
To mark the Hawthorn's blooming hue,

Brighter than the Indian gem ;
How sweet the limpid brook to hear,
Falling on the distant car ;
And notes that float on Zephyr's wing,
While he frolics with the Spring.
Let those who will to Courts repair,

And crowded cities' bustling noise,
Inhale a thick unwholesome air,

And, eager chase fantastic joys.
Be mine to breathe the fragrant gale,
In summer morn adown the vale ;
And feel a rising extasy,
With Heaven's full glorics in my cye.
The masic of the grove more sweet

Than crowded Theatre's artful trills;
The umbrageous shelter from the heat

Of woods, that skirt the hills.
More sweet than all the joys of art,
Which only flutter round the heart;
But Nature's beauties were designed
To sooth, and to enchant the mind.

PRO

297

Proceedings of Parliament.

HOUSE OF LORDS.

in the performance of that duty that some

person, with the most abandoned and detest. Tuesday, Feb. 23. 1813.

able slander, had dared to charge him with Various petitions were presented against a gross act of dishonesty; him, on whose the Catholic claims; particularly one from

character for integrity, diligence, and care, BillingsgateWard, which the Duke of Norfolk depended more of the property and interests urged should be read, lest it might contain

of the people than on those of any other inflammatory matter : he observed that a pe

man in the country ; yet of him it was foultition of inflamed Protestants now, might ly, and slanderously alleged, that he had he like the petitions of inflamed Protestants falsified the evidence given before the Com. in 1780, when 40,000 of them signed a pa. mission, giving in as a document evidence per to keep the Catholics from doing mig.

that was not received, and suppressing that chief

, and shewed their own moderation by which was actually given. This was all a setting fire to London that night. The pe. lie,ma vile slander,mall false as hell. He tition being read, the Duke acknowledged House ; he knew the respect and decency

would not violate the propriety of that that the language was mild.

which it required; but he must give the lie Tuesday, March 9.

to falsehood. The Noble Lord then explainIn a Committee on the Banbury Peerage, ed, that one night when the Commissioners Lord Erskine spoke in reply for the claim- had met to examine witnesses, the Solicitorant at considerable length. The Committee General (Sir S. Romilly) who had been apthen dirided for the Claimant 13; against pointed to arrange and take down evidence, him 21.

was absent from home, and could not be Friday, March 11.

found. The examination proceeded, and Marquis Wellesley complained, in a very

the Commissioners requested that he would long and animated speech, of the little ad take down the evidence of the witnesses in vantages which had resulted from the vic

attendance. He declared upon the most tory of Salamanca, and contended that a re

sacred asseveration that could be made, inforcement of 15,000 men, including 3000 the most solemn sanction of an oath,—that cavalry, which it was practicable to send every word of that deposition came from out, would have brought the contest to a

the lips of the witness in question,—that favourable close--and concluded by moving every word of it was read over to her,-if for a Committee of Inquiry. Earl Grey

not paragraph by paragraph, as it was taken supported the motion, though he was not

down, certainly all after it was taken, and very sanguine in his expectations respecting every sheet signed with her name. the war in Spain. Lords Bathurst and Li.

Lord Erskine deemed it scarcely necessaverpool replied. Lords Aberdeen and Darn. ry to vindicate himself from such an impuley said a few words. On a division, the

tation as falsifying evidence. He should motion was negatived by 145 to 39.-Ad

have thought that his professional character,

his situation in life, the rank he had Monday, March 22.

held,might have been enough to wipe

away every stigma. If magistrates were. PRINCESS OF WALES.

not permitted to put leading questions to Lord Ellenborough, alluding to the evi witnesses, the most fatal consequences might dence of Mrs Lisle, read by Mr Whitbread follow.-Lords Grenville and Spencer exin the House of Commons, and commented pressed themselves in milder terms than on by that gentleman, said, that his name the Lord Chief Justice, but to the same efhad been inserted in the Commission of In- fect. quiry without any previous intimation. Lord Moira denied that he had covertly That regarding it as a proof of his Majesty's sought evidence on the subject alluded to. opinion of his zeal and integrity, he did his He not only never spontaneously sought induty to the best of his power. But it was formation, but he had never been instigated April 1813.

journed.

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PETITION FOR PEACE.

80 to do. His inquiries having led him to .£.7000 on the Irish Establishment. The believe that the statement was unfounded, Regimental Establishment was higher this he had reported that no further proceedings than it was last year. In the Commanderwere necessary. The Commission of Inqui- in-Chief's office, an increase in the Widow's ry was not appointed until three years after. Pensions of £.1200; in the Foreign Corps He characterised Mary Lloyd as an unwil an increase of £.90,000; in the Commissaling witness, and declared that the examina riat Department, on account of the addition tion of Drs Mill and Edmeades at his house, in the numbers, there was an increase of was to prevent publicity as much as possible. expence amounting to £.39,000. The reAdjourned.

cruiting service had been extremely producOn Wednesday, an address of condolence tive: the officers employed being of approx. was voted to the Prince Regent on the death ed ability and some rank; the consequence of the Duchess of Brunswick, his mother. was, that the ordinary recruiting had last in-law and aunt; to which the visual mes- year produced 14,413 men: and it had for sage of thanks was returned on Friday thro' the last three or four years increased to that the Marquis of Hertford.

amount froin 9000. Last year, including Friday, April 2.

militia, we had added 24,270 men to the army by voluntary enlistment.

It was

highly satisfactory to see the military ardour Lord Holland, in presenting petitions for of the country rise in proportion to the cirpeace from Derby, Ashby de la Zouch, cumstances of the times. He concluded by Loughborough, &c. said he should not found stating that the whole of the men obtained any motion on them, as he did not know last year, including militia, recovered de that Ministers had neglected any fit oppor- serters, foreigners, and 400 Spaniards, might tunity of opening a negociation. He trust be taken at 39,762. The casualties he ed, however, that they entertained no chi- would reckon at 29,000. He then moved merical notion of wresting from France her his first resolution for granting £.5,000,000 acquisitions, during the last 20 years, or of to the land forces, which, after some discushumiliating the Great Prince who ruled sion, in which Capt. Bennett, Messrs Hus. that country. He wished that some decla- kisson, Freemantle, Creevey, and White ration of our views had been put forth, and bread, urged objections to many of the that the Proclamation of Louis XVIII. had items, was carried, as were the others, subbeen disavowed.

sequently. In a conversation between the Marquis Lansdowne, Lord Grenville, and the Earl of

Tuesday, March 9. Liverpool, the latter said, that the French

On Sir Stapleton Cotton taking his seat, Government had offered to open a negocia the Speaker, in very handsome terms, comtion for the exchange of prisoners, but it plimented the gallant General on having, at being conceived that the terins were similar

the battle of Salamanca, laid open the road to those which had been rejected, they had

to the splendid victory that was the result been refused, and an offer made for treating of it, and returned him thanks in the name on the terms formerly submitted.

of the Commons for his heroic exploits on Lord Holland said that both parties were that memorable day. extremely unreasonable.

CATHOLIC QUESTIOX.

The House having resolved itself into a HOUSE OF COMMONS.

Coinmittee on the Catholic Claims, Mir GratMonday, Marck 8.

tan concluded a long speech by moving the

following Resolution :-" That the House ARMY ESTIMATES.

would take measures for restoring to the In a Committee of the whole House, Lord Catholics the privileges of the Constitution, Palmerstone stated that the Army Estimates subject, however, to certain exceptions, and for this year anonnted to twenty-ninc mil. under such regulations as might be deemed lions sterling. He then went thro' the dif- necessary to support the Protestant Estab., ferent items, and pointed out where there lishment in Church and State. He added, was an increase. The additional men would that if this was agreed to, he should then be found to be 12,141 ; and £.390.000 the move for leave to bring in a Bill; but he charge; in the embodied militia there was was not desirous of precipitating the meaan increase of £.17,000; in the miscellane

He thought that timo ought to be ous charges, there was an increase, for bar- given for the spirits to cool,--that they racks, of £.151,000; but there were several should not legislate without consulting the deductions which would reduce the actual feelings of the people ; and that in the man excess to about £.80,000 on the British, and time they should repose upon the picked

sure.

mense of both countries; and not take any be applied for the relief of these men, and step that should deprive the cause of the for the widows of Naval Officers. He would benefit of that good sense.

shortly bring in a bill for Restricting the The Speaker, (Mr Abbott,) said he was time of Service in the Navy. willing that the range of Catholic privileges A Committee was appointed, on the mo. should be extended in such a way, that all tion of Mr Giddy, to report on the laws afobjects of honour, distinct from political fecting the right of copy, the allowance to power, should be opened to thein. He the Stationers' Company and the Universiwould lay open to them all military situa- ties. tions, even the staff appointments, with the Mr M. A. Taylor, after urging various exception, however, of the highest situation objections against the creation of a Vicein the profession, that of Commander-in- Chancellor, the principal of which was, that Chief in England, Scotland, and Ireland. the Lord Chancellor would be too much of He would likewise admit the Catholics to a political officer, moved for the appointment all the honours of the bar-protect the sole of a Committee to consider the propriety of dier in the exercise of his religion in this relieving the Lord Chancellor from the cog. country and protect mass. houses in the nizance of bankruptcy cases. same manner as other places of worship; Mr Leach said that these cases did not but as long as the Roman Catholics acknow. occupy more than 36 days in a year, and it ledged the foreign influence of the Pope, he would not be right to go to the expence of could not consent to arm them with politi. a separate establishment for this purpose. cal power.

After some discussion the motion was nega. Messrs Ponsonby and Wilberforce, Sir J. tived without a divisica. Cox Hippesley, Sir J. Newport, and Lords The Vice-Chancellor's Bill was read a Dysart and Milton, spoke shortly in favour third time after a division, when the num, of the motion, as did Lord Castlereagh, re- bers were 127 to 89. serving to himself the right of opposing the Mr Canning's Clause, that the office bill.

should last seven years, was negatived by Dr Drigenaz, in an elaborate speech, con- 145 to 114. tended that the concessions would be altogether detrimental to the happiness and se

Friday, March 12. curity of the Establishment in Church and State.

In a Committee of the whole House, Mr Mr Canning remarkod that it had been Dundas moved the grant of £.1,255,963 for imputed, as a novel mode of accusation, the dock-yards, out-ports, and marines. that all the impracticable parts of the scheme Mr Creevey moved an amendment, that the had been abandoned ; that all its attackable salary of the Paymaster of the Marinas points had been removed, and that it was ought to be omitted, which was negatived loaded with no convenient extravagance. by 56 to 35. The estimates were agreed This absence of fault had been imputed to to. the plan as culpable, though he could not

Monday, March 15. but think it highly fortunate. One Learned Gentleman, (Dr Duigenan,) had indeed opposed the motion on the old grounds of its

Mr Whitbread, after strong censure of folly and madness; but he stood alone like the Morning Herald and Morning Post, for a pillar in the midst of the ruins of that sys having first published the indecent and contern of attack from which all others had tled.

demned testimony taken on the inquiry - Mr Bankes attempted to speak but was

against the Princess of Wales, inquired of overpowered by the cry of Question ! Ques- Lord Castlereagh if any prosecution had tion! On his sitting down a division took

been instituted against Lady Douglas for place, when Mr Grattan's Resolution was

perjury; whether she had been exainined, darried by 196 to 119.

between the 12th Feb, and 5th March, as a Thursday, March 11.

credible witness; and whether any inquiry

or examination was going on? Lord CastleLord Cochrane complained of the difficul. reagh said, the taunts of the Hon. Gentley which many petty Officers and seamen, man should not provoke him to answer. tho had been invalided, met with to obtain their discharge. He mentioned two cases

Wednesday, March 16. where so large a sum as £.80 and £.90 had Me Whitbread presented a petition from been given. He likewise observed that it Sir John and Lady Douglas, requesting to was difficult to obtain relief for seamen from be permitted to reswear their depositions the fund at Groenwich Hospital. He thought before such a tribunal as would subject them a portion of the Droits of Admiralty nigtas to a proveriition if they proved false. The

Hong

NAVY ESTIMATES.

PRINCESS OF WALES.

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