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which carried this intelligence to the Portuguese and British settlements in that quarter of the world.
We have inserted, on several occasions, extracts from a periodical paper published in Macao, giving the particulars of a revolution which has lately taken place in that settlement (if it may be so called), in common with almost every other Portuguese colony. We have now before us a private letter, and various numbers of the priodical paper above alluded to, “A Abelha da China,” which communicate very late intelligence respecting the political state of this small community. It appears that a frigate, despatched from Goa, anchored off a Macao on the 16th of June 1823, with the avowed intention of restoring the former government. Being opposed, however, by the existing authorities, the frigate repaired to Canton, where
the Captain appealed to the Viceroy. A course of investigation was consequently entered into by the Chinese, with no lack of the parade and mummery characteristic of that nation. The matter, however, was soon arranged by the presiding mandarin, by his enquiring of the senators and people whether it was their wish to place themselves under the authority of the individual proposed as their president, in the despatches from Goa. The universal cry was in the negative; upon which the mandarin immediately decided according to their wishes, such decision being required by the laws of the celestial empire. He likewise expressed great displeasure at the Captain for having given so much trouble!! Our correspondent informs us, that trade of every kind is very dull at Macao. There is no sale even for opium. The cholera morbus is still raging.
MISCELLANEOUS. East-ixiol A house. Jan. 2. A Court of Directors was held, when the following commanders took leave of the Court, previous to departing for their respective destinations, viz. –Capt. G. Welstead, of the General Harris, for St. Helena, Bencoolen, and China; Capt. J. Shepherd, Berwickshire, for Bengal and China; and Capt. A. H. Campbell, Duke of York, for Bombay and China. 6. A Court of Directors was held, when Capt. Kinnaird Smith was sworn in to the command of the ship William Fairlie, consigned to Madras and China. 7. A Court of Directors was held, when the following Captains took leave of the Court previous to departing for their respective destinations, ric.—Capt. H. A. Drummond, of the Castle Huntly; and Capt. Alex. Christie, Thomas Coutts, for Bombay and China; Capt. E. M. Daniell, Duchess of Atholl, and Capt. J. Walker, Macqueen, for Bengal and China. 8. The despatches for Bombay and China, by the ship Duke of York, were closed and delivered to the Purser of that ship 10. The despatches were closed, and delivered to the pursers of the following ships, viz. – Berwickshire, Capt. Shepherd, for Bengal and China; and General Harris, Capt. Welstead, for St. Helena, Bencoolen, and China. 14. A Court of Directors was held, when the following Captains were sworn into the command of their respective ships, viz. –Capt. Charles Mangles, of the Mar
chioness of Ely, for Madras and Bengal; and Capt. Henry Hosman, Prince Regent, for Bengal direct. 16. The despatches for Bengal and China, by the ship Macqueen, were closed, and delivered to the Purser of that ship. 17. The despatches were closed, and delivered to the Pursers of the following ships, viz. – Castle Huntley, and Thomas Coutts, for Bombay and China; and the Duchess of Atholl, for Bengal and China.
Appointmihexts. M. jor-General Sir Benjamin D'Urban, K.C.B., to be Lieutenant-Governor of the Settlement of Demarara and Essequibo. Major-Gen. Sir Hudson Lowe, K.C.B. to be Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Island of Antigua. The Hon. Fred. Cathcart, (now Secretary to his Majesty's Embassy at St. Peters. burgh) to be his Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary to the Diet at Frankfort. William John Crosbie, Esq. (Secretary to his Majesty's Legation in Switzerland) to be Secretary to his Majesty's Legation at Florence. Richard Pakenham, Esq. to be Secretary to his Majesty's Legation in Switzerland. The Right Hon. Sir Robert Gifford, Knt., to be Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. The Right Hon. Sir Wm. Alexander, Knt., to be Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer. John Pearson, Esq. to be Advocate General to the Hon. East-India Company
in Bengal, in the room of R. Spankie, Esq., who has resigned that office.
the artnoy. Detachments belonging to the 16th Regiment of Light Dragoons, and the 6th, 20th, 38th, 49th, 54th and 59th Regiments of Infantry, have arrived from India and the Cape of Good Hope, on board the Thames, free trader. Detachments belonging to the 20th and 47th Regiments of Foot, embarked on the 15th Jan. on board the Castle Huntley, East-Indiaman, for Bombay. Detachments belonging to the 11th Light Dragoons, the 16th Lancers, and the 13th, 38th, and 87th Regiments of Infantry, embarked on the 17th Jan. on board the Duchess of Athol, Indiaman, for Bengal. Detachments belonging to the 30th, 46th, and 41st Regiments of Infantry, have received orders to march from Portsmouth, and to arrive at Chatham on the 6th of Feb., preparatory to their embarkation for India. Detachments belonging to the 54th and 89th Regiments of Foot, have received orders to march from the Isle of Wight, and to arrive at Chatham on the 6th of Feb., preparatory to their embarking on board the William Fairlie, Indiaman, for Madras. A Detachment belonging to the 13th Light Dragoons, has received orders to embark on board the above Indiaman for the same destination. A Detachment of the Royal Staff Corps, under the command of Ensign R. M. Westmacott, has received orders to embark on board the Orpheus free trader, in the river, for the Mauritius.
Seven khans of several nomade tribes of Khisgis and Kalmucks, on the frontiers of Siberia and China, who have hitherto been under the protection of China, and have voluntarily placed themselves under that of Russia, have arrived at St. Petersburgh to take their oaths of fealty, and to pay their tribute.
The fair of Nischney Novogorod ended on the 3d of September. The value of all the goods at the fair is estimated at 94,380,000 roubles, of which tea alone is estimated at twelve millions; Siberian furs, five millions; copper, iron, and other metals, above ten millions. At the close of the fair, the merchants are said to have
had a clear profit of three millions of roubles.
sin. George Thomas staunton, BART.
Sir G. T. Staunton, Bart., M.P., the late President of the Select Committee of Supra-Cargoes at Canton, has recently
Asiatic Journ.—No. 98.
received an elegant Silver Salver, valued at six hundred guineas, which has been presented to him (we quote the words inscribed on the plate) “from his friends in the British Factory in China, in testimony of their high approbation of his conduct when Commissioner of Embassy to the Court of Pekin in the year 1816.” We have obtained through the means of a friend a copy of the letter which accompanied this handsome present, and have much gratification in inserting it in our Journal. “To Sir George Thomas Staunton, Bart. Sir:-We the undersigned members of the British Factory in China, fully appreciating the extent and merit of your services when a Commissioner of Embassy to this country, request your acceptance of the accompanying testimonial of the high estimation in which we hold the principles which governed your conduct. The decision and sound judgment displayed by you under circumstances the most trying, when less firm minds might have bent under the weight of responsibility which you incurred, maintained our national honour, while they have promoted our commercial interests, and these must ever have a necessary and an intimate connection. We feel satisfied that every man whom experience has made acquainted with the nature and constitution of the government of China, must entertain a similar opinion ; and it is to us a source of pleasing reflection, that while the interests of the great and valuable commerce confided to your care, were by you ably upheld, our character as the subjects of a free and independent state, has remained unsullied and entire. We request you will receive this as the expression of our deliberate opinion, and, with best wishes for your health and happiness, we remain, Your sincere and faithful friends, Jas. B. Urmston, John Jackson, W. Fraser, Tho. C. Smith, Wm. Bosanquet, John Livingstone, W. H. C. Plowden, R. Morrison, Charles Millett, Samuel Ball, C. Marjoribanks, J. Reeves, J. F. Davis, F. Hastings Toone, A. Pearson, T. J. Metcalfe.”
Jan. 7. Gravesend.
Thames, Haviside, from China, 6th
Aug., Cape, 5th Nov., and St. Helena, 22d Nov.–Passengers from the Cape: Colonel Skerret, lady and child, H. M. 55th regt. ; Major Pes. ter and lady, Dr. Mostyn and lady, Bengal establishment; Lieut. Rolson, H. M. 55th regt. ; Lieut. Barker, H. M. 49th regt. ; Dr. Nelson, H. M. 55th regt. ; Dr. Yateman, from Bengal; and Mr. Mellor.—From St. Helena: M.D. Louis, of France. 9. Gravesend. Pyramus, Brodie, from Madras, 5th Sept., Cape, 6th Nov., and St. Helena, 22d Nov.–Passengers from Madras: Mrs. Brodie, and two Misses Brodie; Madame Kerchoff; Henry Mortlock, Esq., Civil Service; Charles Thackary, Esq., Barrister at Law; Alex. Wardrop, Esq., Merchant; Mr. Fairquhar; Dr. Rolland; Ensign Wilford.—From the Cape: J. Manuel, Esq. 9. Gravesend. General Palmer, Truscott, from Madras 2d Sept., and St. Helena 20 Nov.–Passengers: Lieut.-Col. Stewart, 24th regt. Madras N.I.; Col. Becket, 23d regt., ditto; Major Hindley, Madras Cavalry; Major Gummer, 23d regt. Madras N.I.; Capt. Balmain, 6th regt. Madras Cavalry; Capt. Bluett, H. M. 41st regt. ; Lieut. Dacre, R.N.; Lieut. Matsey, R.N. ; Lieut. Dowker, 2d regt. Madras Infantry; Lieut. Dyer, 23d regt. Infantry; Lieut. Puget, Madras Europ. regt.; Ens. Thursby, 4th regt. Madras army; Mrs. Hindley and family; Mrs. Belmain; Mrs. Bluet; Mrs. Dore; three Misses Palmain; Miss Dore and Miss Mann; three Misses Bluett; Masters C. H. Symonds, Gordon Duncan, J. Parrot, and W. H. Creighton; and seventeen invalids, one woman, and one child. 10. Gravesend. Princess Charlotte, Blythe, from Ceylon and Mauritius. 11. Ditto. Circassian, Wasse, from Bengal, Madras, and St. Helena, and Lonach, Wildridge, from Batavia. 15. Ditto. Amity, Gray, from Batavia, 7th Sept. 21. Liverpool. Westmoreland, Coulter, from Bengal 13th Aug., and St. Helena 22d Nov. 22. Off Dover. Claudine, Crabtree, from Bengal 9th Sept., and Cape 12th Nov. – Ditto. Euphrates, Meade, from Bombay 5th Sept., Cape 8th Nov., and St. Helena 24th Nov.–Passengers from Bombay : Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Cogan; Lieut.-Col. M'Coy, H. M. 67th regt.; Major Green, H. M. 20th regt.; Capt. Waugh, 1st Bengal Cavalry; Lieut. Oakley, H. M. 20th regt. ; Lieut. Lewis, Artillery; Lieut. Cogan, H. C. Bombay Marine; Mr. West, Mr. Robinson; and Mr. Griffith, Assistant Surgeon. 24. In the Downs. Mellish, Colc,
from Bengal 6th Sept., and St. Helena 24th Nov. Departures. Jan. 7. Portsmouth. La Belle Alliance,
Rolfe, York, Talbert, and Clyde, Driver,
for Madras. Cambridge, Barber, for Bom
bay. – Deal. Henry Porcher, Thompson,
for Cape, Madras, and Bengal. 11., Deal. Duke of York, Campbell, for Bombay and China. – Passengers: Sir C. H. Chambers, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Bombay; Capt. C. B. Sale, 4th Light Dragoons; Lieut, Wainwright, 47th Infantry; Ensign J. Lardner, ditto; Lieut. Macalister, 20th Infantry; Rev. M. Davis; T.Hopkins, Esq., Messrs. G. Rowley, C. Babington, H. Aston, S. Landon, W. Wardon, S. K. Christopher, and A. Goldie, Cadets to Bombay; Mr. H. Caulfield to Ceylon; Lady Chambers; Mrs. Colonel Molle; Miss Molle; Miss Philipps; Mrs. Hopkins; also detachments of His Majesty's 4th Light Dragoons, and 20th and 47th Regiments of Infantry. 14. Gravesend. Lord Hungerford, Farquharson, for Madeira and Bengal. 15. Deal. Berwickshire, Shepherd, for Bengal and China, and General Harris, Welstead, for St. Helena, Bencoolen, and China. 16. Gravesend. Macqueen, Walker, for Bengal and China, and Castle Huntley, Drummond, for Bombay and China. 17. Ditto. Duchess of Athol, Daniell, for Bengal and China, and Thomas Coutts, Chrystie, for Bombay and China.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.
Dec. 24. At Edinburgh, the lady of George Govan, Esq., M.D., Bengal es tablishment, of a son. 26. At Edinburgh, the lady of MajorGen. the Hon. Patrick Stuart, of a daughter. -28. In Upper Bedford-place, Russellsquare, the lady of John Loch, Esq., of a daughter. 29. In Mortimer Street, Cavendishsquare, the lady of Col. Hugh D. Baillie, of a daughter. 31. In the neighbourhood of Nottingham, the lady of J. W. Sherer, Esq., late Accountant General of Bengal, of a son. Jan. 1. At Bedale, the lady of Sir J. Beresford, Bart., of a daughter. 2. In Burton Crescent, BrunswickSquare, the lady of Lieut. Col. Hogg, of the Hon. East-India Company's service, of a daughter. 3. At Shelford, the lady of Sir Charles Wale, K.C.B., of a daughter. 4. The lady of Lieut. Gen. Sir John Oswald, of Dunikeir, of a son.
17. In Baker-street, Portman-square, the lady of Major Rivett Carnac, of a son.
Jan. 1. At Repton, in the County of Derby, by the Rev. William Palgrave Manclarke, of Loddon, Norfolk, John Herbert Carige, Esq., son of the late Major John Carige, of Monghyr, in the East Indies, to Jane Elizabeth, daughter of the late Austin Palgrave Manclarke, Esq.-Also, on the same day, Richard Beatniffe Manclarke, Esq., of Repton Park, Derbyshire, to Eliza Marian Eleanor, daughter of the late Major John Carige. — At St. Andrew's the Less, the Rev. Samuel Lee, A.M., of Queen's College, Professor of Arabic in Cambridge University, to Mrs. Palmer, of Regent-street. 7. At Chippenham, Wilts., the Rev. George Crookshank, Charlton, Somerset, to Rosa, only daughter of the late Capt. Robert Kelly, of Madras. 18. At Staynton, Geo. L. Elliot, Esq., of the Hon. Company's Civil Service, Bombay, to Thomasina Gertrude, eldest daughter of H. Leach, Esq., of Milford. 21. Francis Law, Esq., of the Bengal Civil Service, to Eliza, eldest daughter of the late Samuel George Evans, Esq., of the Bengal Medical establishment.
Oct. 15. At Graham's Town, Cape of Good Hope, Lieut.-Col. Geo. Sackville Frazer, of the Cape Corps. Nov. 18. At Liverpool, Isabella, the wife of Capt. Thomas Hodgson, of the Hon. Company's Service; “beloved, esteemed, lamented.” Dec. 15. At Nice, the Hon. and Rev. T. A. Harris, brother to the Earl of Malmesbury, aged 42. 18. At Paris, the Right Hon. Henry, Earl of Barrymore, aged 54. 21. Thermuthis, wife of Robert Ashe, Esq. of Langley House, Wilts, aged 77. – At Ballancrieff House, the Hon. Maria Murray, third daughter of the Right Hon. Lord Elibank. – Dr. John Rogerson, of Wamphray, first physician to the Emperor of Russia. 22. Charles, son of the late Dr. Bowers, of Aldborough, aged 21. 23. At Lyons, the seat of Lord Cloncurry, Mrs. Douglas, aged 78. 24. Harriet, daughter of Wm. Prater, Esq. of Noble-street, Cheapside, aged 17. - At Pleasant-row, Kingsland-road, James Vincent, Esq. aged 65. 26. At his seat in Cornwall, Sir Ascott Curry Molesworth, Bart. - Fanny, wife of Colonel Frazer, of
the Hon. India Company's service, and daughter of the Rev. Dr. Gamble, of Dublin. 26. At Rottingdean, Mrs. Paterson, relict of Wm. Paterson, Esq. formerly of Devonshire-place. — At Brampton, Robert Godby, Esq. 27. At Paris, Mrs. Browne, wife of James Browne, Esq. M.P. 28. In Dyer's-court, Aldermanbury, Mr. Joseph Mallet, aged 68. – At Herne Hill, Surrey, John Curtis, Esq. aged 58. - Samuel Pell, Esq. of Lywell Hall, county of Northampton, aged 70. — At Lyndhurst, the Rev. Mr. Charret, Curate of Milford, near Lymington. 30. In Bloomsbury-square, after giving birth to a son, Martha, wife of Dr. R. Bright. — At Leytonstone, Elizabeth, relict of the late Philip Sansom, Esq. aged 78. — At Staines-lodge, Middlesex, Elizabeth, widow of Edw. Cooper, Esq. of Doctor's Commons. - At Myerscough-hall, Lancashire, Edward Greenalgh, Esq. -- At Forthampton Court, Gloucestershire, the Hon. Mary Yorke, relict of the Hon. and Right Rev. James Yorke, late Bishop of Ely. — At West Ham Abbey, Essex, Wm. Kebbell, Esq. Proctor, Doctor's Commons, aged 42. 31. The Rev. Theophilus Houlbrooke, of Barnes, Surrey. — At Twyford Cottage, near Winchester, Susannah, wife of Rear-Admiral Miller. — James Zinzan, Esq. of the Butts,
– Janet, the wife of James Walker, Esq., of Limehouse, Middlesex. — At Walthamstow, T. C. Warner, Esq., Treasurer of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. — At Rugby, Earle Armitage Gillbee, Esq. i. 2. At Stuston Parsonage, Hannah, the wife of the Rev. Wm. Walker, Prebendary of Lichfield. — Richard Meux, Esq. aged 56. 3. In Upper Seymour-street, Portmansquare, the Dowager Lady Sutton, aged 86. 4. At Paris, Matilda, younger daughter of Sir Grenville Temple, Bart. — At Middleton-Cheney, in Northamtonshire, the Rev. Francis Lloyd, M.A. late student of Christ Church, Oxford. — At Woodley Lodge, Berks, Mary Teresa, and in twenty minutes after, Frances Margaret, the seventh and second daughters of James Wheble, Esq. — At York, James Hamerton, Esq. late of Hellifield Peel, Yorkshire, aged 74. 5. At Turnham Green, J. Earnshaw, Esq., late one of the Surveyors General of His Majesty's Customs. 6. In Upper Bedford-place, the lady of John Loch, Esq. – At the Vicarage at Bosbury, Lady Colt, widow of the late Sir John Colt, aged 77. – At St. Edmund's-hill, Martin Thos. Cocksedge, Esq. aged 42. — At Cheltenham, Elizabeth, relict of the late John Pycroft, Esq. 7. At Cornsay, Mrs. Eliz. Kirkley, aged 103. — At Luddington-house, Surrey, Walter Irvine, Esq., aged 76. 8. In Cumberland-street, Richard Buller, Esq. in his 92d year. — In Lord's-lane, Hoddesdon, Mrs. Christian, relict of Edw. Christian, Esq., late Chief Justice of the Isle of Ely. — At Builth, Thos. Price, Esq., aged 82. 9. In York-street, Baker-street, Richard Dennison, Esq., in his 72d year. — Edw. Williams, Esq., of Eaton, near Salop, aged 94. — At Graige, county of Wexford, George Carr, Esq., Barrister at Law. — In Caermarthen-street, Bedfordsquare, Walter Pye, Esq., Barrister at Law, aged 72. — Mrs. Kitwood, mother of Capt. Kitwood, High-street, Boston, aged 105. — At Eaton Hall, the Hon. Gilbert Grosvenor, infant son of Lord Belgrave. 10. At Clapham Common, Joseph Brandney, Esq., aged 49. . — At Clapham, John Prior, Esq. – At Kingston upon-Thames, Samuel Cox, Esq., aged 75. 11. In Great Queen-street, Edw. Cox, Esq. aged 79. — At Odiham, the Rev. Henry Washington, M. A., aged 28. 12. The lady of Colonel James Smith, Bombay army, of Somerset-street, Portman-square, aged 48. — At Little Stonham, Suffolk, the Rev. J. R. Vernon, Morning Preacher at St. Paul's Covent garden. — Joseph Marryatt, Esq. M. P. aged 60. 13. At Felpham, near Chichester, the Hon. Mrs. Edw. Percival. — At Kinsale, the Hon. Governor de Courcey. aged 67. — At Newhailes, Edinburgh, Lady Horne, widow of the late Vice-Admiral Sir George Horne, Bart., of Blackadder. 14. In Panton-square, John Ross, Esq., Lieut.-Col., late of the 28th regt. 17. In Stanhope-street, May-fair, Bamber Gascoyne, Esq., aged 68. — At Carshalton, Surrey, Mrs. Rose, wife of the Rev. Wm. Rose, aged 68. — At Camberwell, Surrey, Willam Hammond, Esq., aged 69. 18. At Barnham-House, near Dingle, Lord Ventry.
18. In the Strand, Michael Kenny, Esq., aged 80, late of the Army Medical Staff. 19. At Brixton-place, Surrey, William Taylor, Esq., in his 69th year. 20. In Park-street, Westminster, the Rev. John Hallam, in his 71st year. 21. At Chelsea, Mrs. Beckwith, widow of the late Col. John Beckwith, aged 70. 22. At Islington, Jasper Cox, Esq., 23. At his house, near Croydon, Chris. topher Taddy, Esq. Lately. At his chambers in the Albany, William Osgoode, Esq., formerly Chief Justice in Canada, aged 70. – In the Albany, Wm. Cruise, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 72. — In Paris, Sir John Gifford, Bart. — At Fenney Bentley, near Ashborne. the Rev. John Bowness, late Perpetual Curate of Brassington, Derbyshire. — The Rev. J. Ford, one of the Minor Canons of Canterbury Cathedral. — In Mallow, Ireland, Miss Alice Cox, grand-daughter of Lord Chancellor Cox. — At Birstall, near Leads, Mr. Joshua Priestly, brother to the celebrated Dr. Priestly, aged 88. – The Rev. James Thomas, Vicar of Bolton-le-Sands, &c. – In Rutland-square, Dublin, John Patrick, Esq. — At Stukely, Huntingdonshire, Miss Bayley, sister to Judge Bayley, aged 65. — At Rochdale, aged 80, W. Holland, Esq. — Lost, in his Majesty's sloop Arab, Mr. Charles Mason, Midshipman, son of Capt. Mason, C. B., R.N. — At Barling, Essex, the Rev. Mr. Salt, Vicar of Barling, and of IHordon.
INDIAN SECUlt ITIES AND
By advices from Calcutta to 28th Aug., 1835,
of ....................... S. Rs.34 to 348 per cent. Non Remittable ........ Do. .... 13 to 14 0 do. Bank of Bengal Rates for Discount on Private
Bills at ... s. Rs. so per cent.
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open date.............. .. ..4 0 do.
Dil to 2 months certain... ........... .3 8 do.
is. 11d. to 1s. 11}d. is 11}d, to *.
Bank Shares, 50 to 60 per cent. nominal. Bullion.......... S. R. 207 4 to 207 8 per 100 Drs. Sovereigns : io 12 to 1 1 0 each B. of Eng. Notes.... 10 0 to to 8 racil
ARTICLES OF PRODUCE. SALTPETRE continues to be an article of interest, and large purchases have been made. Price at 5 4 to 5 19 per Factory Maunds. 1N DIGO. —The crop it is supposed will not excced 90,000 unaunds; the falling off is birty in Bengals, which will not amount to half of to