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motions can only be equalled by the murderous and predatory fury which impels their course. In the present instance, it is said, there were not more than 150 men with Major Oliver, The subalterns mentioned in general orders are said to be all very young men ; lieutenant Jackson is, we believe, the nephew of Mr. Randle Jack500. “Fort St. George, Jan. 7. “G. O. —By Government.—The Right Honourable the Governor in Council is leased to publish in General Orders, the ollowing extract from a dispatch received Níajor General Rumby, the Officer in command of the Northern Division of the Army, under date of the 24th ult. “Copy of a Letter from Major Oliver, commanding a detachment of the 6th Regiment of Native Infantry, to the Quarter Master of Brigade, Northern Division.
1 have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the officer commanding the division, that about five o'clock yesterday evening, we were surprised by the Mahratta horse entering this town. Having only lieutenant Tulloh with me, I sent him to take post at the other end of it, and from both our divisions parties were sent out to the different streets to endeavour to keep them out of the town. We had continual skirmishing for about two hours, and some men and horses were killed in the streets. A little after six, lieutenant Tweedie, who had retreated upon my detachment, arrived, having marched all night and that day, having been surrounded by them from eleven o'clock in the morning, I found it impossible to save the town, as they galloped through and set fire to it in several places. At elcyen o'clock, P.M. lieutenant Jackson, who had heen stationed with his company about sixteen miles off, arrived ; when considering myself strong enough to give them an alert, I left lieutenant Tweedie with two companies, in a strong position, and having procured two persons from Mr. Spottiswood, who promised to show me the road to their camp, about a mile off, I put myself under their guidance, and I am happy to say, we succeeded beyond my expectation; we were actually in the middle of their camp before they discovered us, and we gave them two vollies from the companies within ten yards, which did great execution; and it caused such confusion among them, that they fled in every direction. We traversed their camp, and killed, I should imagine. from twenty to thirty of them; they left the greatest part of their baggage on the ground, and this morning there were about 100 horses running loose about the town, and we have killed and taken about seventy horse. Lieutenant Tweedie, when he heard the firing, detached lieutenant Tullol, with a compony to take
post on the banks of a tank for which they appeared to be making: this was such an unexpected maceuvre, that a party of them galloped up close to lieutenant Tullob without discovering him, when he gave them a volley, and killed some men and horses. They have been drawn up in front of us this morning. I should suppose there are about 5000 of them, and they are now moving off in the direction of Timhoor and Saricottah; and I shall march this evening for Chicacole, as I conceive it probable they will move in that direction. We have taken a standard and a trumpet.—
I have the honour to be,
Sir, your most obedient servant,
(Signed) “W. C. Ourvira,
“Captain commanding 6th
“Kimedy, Dec. 20, 1816.”
The following extract of a letter from an officer commanding a battalion of Native Infantry on the Madras establishment, tends to increase our expectation of an immediate war in India with the Mahrattas. It is dated camp near Hussinabad, on the Nurbuddah river, February 28—"We have of late had a very active time in hunting Pindarees, but with little success in our quarters; much, however, has been done in others, vast numbers of them having been killed, and thousands of their horses taken, so that I imagine their day is past. A Bengal force is now come to relieve this, and we are off, heaven knows where ! in a few days. In the mean time, the horizon is clouded in Scindiah's direction, and a Mahratta war becomes daily more and more probable, unless he consents to subsidize a force of ours. He has certainly aided and abetted the Pindarees, who have committed. dreadful outringes in our north division this season, and l know not how we can be of punishing the rascal. I shall write to you. again as soon as matters develope themselves a little ; at present we are all much, in the dark.” August 25.-Her Majesty and Princes Elizabeth, with Duke and Duchess and, Princess Sophia of Glaucester, visited Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, at White Knight. A Court-Martial at Portsmouth, on Capt. Maxwell, of the Alceste, his officers, and crew, for the loss of thmt vessel, in the Straits of Gaspar—hishest compliments. instead of censure bestowed by the court on, the whole, and they were fully and entirely acquitted. - - - -Lord Amherst's voyage to China, extraordinary for its rapidity; — Alceste traversed fourteen thousand miles in 92 days;–Emperor of China described as passionate and capricious, and that increased by constant, drunkenness i-in cooler moments, fearing. his abrupt dismissal of the embassy would cause unpleasant consequences, he rather
tried percavi, exchanged presents, and laid all the blatue on Lord Amherst, for not complying with the degrading ceremony of knocking the head nine times against the ground;—presents of trifling value were saved from the wreck of the Alceste. Americans begin to complain of the Red Book, and amount of salaries to officers of state: at Washington, of 257 persons emto. in government departments, 45 are y birth foreigners. . No intention of assembling Parliament until next year.--It has been prorogued, pro forma, to 3d November. Meeting of the London merchants lately held, a committee was appointed to take measures for trying the legality of the claim of the Corporation to levy the package duty on exports, by resisting the collection of the same; and to investigate the right of the Corporation to exact the duty called scavage on imports. Branches of staple manufactures reviving, —the cotton trade become uncommonly brisk. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland revoked his proclamation of 30th Sept. declaring Limerick in a state of disturbance ; tranquillity having been restored. A Court-Martial held on the 13th inst. on Mr. J. Warman, master's mate of his Majesty's ship Volage, for striking a Serjeant and a Corporal of marines of that ship, contrary to the positive orders of his Captain (Reynolds); when he was sentenced to be dismissed from his Majesty's service. The salary of the American President is 25,000 dollars per annum; the Vice-President: and the several Secretaries of the departments of State, all 5000 each; of the subordinate departments about 3000 each. - We learn from St. Kitt's that the face of that island has been entirely scorched, not a shower of rain having fallen there for eight months, and only half crops are expected next year. The reigning Duke of Dessau died lately. He was the oldest Sovereign in Europe. Our own venerable Sovereign is now the undisputed patriarch of the royal house of Europe. The vast Empire of Russin seems destined to be the seat of partial invasions by the animal creation. A few months ago, a swarm of hungry bears from the forests invested Moscow, but were happily driven off: -now we are informed that the large district of Montoff is over-run with grasshoppers, which threaten a famine wherever they have alighted. The British authorities at Jamaica, have declared, that it is the intention of Great Britain to maintain the strictest neutrality in the disputes between Spain and her colonies. Any infringement upon the law of nature or nations will, nevertheless, not be
permitted with impunity to either of the combatants. In the Kingston Chronicle of July 2, there is a reward of 200l. offered for the apprehension of a planter named Ludford, for the murder of his slave. The Austrian troops have at length quitted Naples, but previously to their leaving, payment was made of all the sums due to Austria for the expenses of the war, by which Naples had been recovered. The kne's health. Windsor Castle, Sept. 6. “His Majesty has passed the last month in a tranquil and comfortable state, his Majesty's disorder continues unabated, but his Majesty's health is good. “Henry Halford, “M. B41LLue, “W. Heseapex, -- “J. Willis, - “ R. Willis,” Mr. James Ayres, who died a few days ago at Frome, has left behind him propert to the amount of £70,000 which j by extreme parsimony, and unceasing exertions to increase his wealth. He has left £20,000 amongst his poor relations, and the remainder of his fortune goes to four residuary legatees, one of whom is a journeyman carpenter and another a journeyman tailor. An awful instance of sudden death occurred at two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, in Messrs. Cox and Greenwood's office, Craig's-court. While Captain Colbourne, of the 59th regt. was transacting business, he broke a blood vessel and expired almost directly. A Decree of the Congregation of Index, on the 23d of last June, since approved by the Pope, places the following amongst the number of interdicted books: 1. Lessons of Commerce and Civil Economy, by the Abbey Genovesi; 2, Fraternal Advice to the Ultramontane Concordatists, published at London, by Juigne ; 3. Abstract of a discourse pronounced at Bologna, in the chair of Physiology and Anatomy; 4 Succinct History of the British and Foreign Bible Society. At the same time all translations of the Bible, in whatever vulgar tongue they may be, are forbidden, unless approved by the Holy See, or published with Notes taken from the Holy Fathers, and the Catholic authors, pursuant to the Decree of the 18th June, 1757. The Archduchess Leopoldine, after having been formally delivered up to the Portuguese Minister, at Leghorn, went on board Admiral Penrose's ship, the Albion, 74, where she partook of refreshments.The next day she embarked in a Portuguese ship of the line, on board of which there was a grand ball in the evening. The causewaying of the streets with blocks of cast iron, has been lately begun
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in London, appears to be in contemplation in Edinburgh; the neighbourhood of which, used once to supply the streets of London with stone. Part of North College street there, it seems, is already laid with iron blocks, by way of experiment. A contagious fever continues to spread through Ireland, originating in filth, want, and confinement; it rages with the greatest fury in the goals aud circuit towns. Mr. Win. Ridgeway, an eminent lawyer, and a most worthy man, has fallen a victim to sever, caught while attending his professional duty on circuit at Triun. Mr. Justice Osborne, one of the judges of the Court of King's Bench, has also died of the same disorder. - A letter from St. Helena, dated in June last, contains the following passage: “Madame Bertrand continues the same gay creature as ever. She was brought to bed a few days ago. Bonaparte paid her a lying-in visit. She took her child in her arms, and presented it to the Emperor, saying, * Sire, I have the pleasure of shewing you a great curiosity—in a word, an unique—the first stranger that ever was allowed to approach your Majesty in this island, without permission from the governor, or an order from the Secretary of State.” Bonaparte was quite pleased with the bon mot, and laughed heartily.” . It has generally been conceived, that to send cottom manufactures to lndia would be something like sending coals to Newcastle. it appears, however, by the following paragraph in a Glasgow paper of Thursday, that the manufacturers in that quarter have turned such a speculation to account: “It is a flattering circumstance for our manufactures, that the former exportation of muslin for India, from the Clyde, sold at such prices as to encourage a great extension of the trade; and considerable sales of fancy muslins have recently been made for that market.” The recent short change of wind brought to Portsmouth from seventy to eighty sail of coasting vessels, collicrs, and others, which had been detained a considerable time in the Downs, Ramsgate, and ports to the Eastward, by the long prevalent westerly winds. . Twenty five sail of colliers are landing their coal at Portsmouth : ship price from 26s, to 30s. per chaldron, Winchester measure. . In a private letter from Lord Craven dated the 27th of July, he says, they left Venice on the 27th of June for Trieste, from thence sailed to Pola and back to Venice. On the 21st of July they set sail in company with the Wasp sloop of war for Ancona, to see the fair Senegalica, but finding they must perform seven days quarantine, his Lordship determined on going immediately to Corfu. A fair breeze springing up, they ran it in forty-one hours,
a distance of 396 miles. In all situations,.
his ship the Louisa, has given the greatest satisfaction. They intend going to Zante from thence on to Sicily, and to winter again at Naples. We trust this paragraph will give pleasure to the many, who feel an interest in the welfare of his Lordship and family. Sept. 10.-The Farl of St. Vincent having lately been on a visit to his friends in the County of Stafford, was on his return to his seat near Brentwood, in Essex, surprised by a present of a novel but agreeable kind. Iu his hall his Lordship found placed a French Revolutionary flag, and near it a marble Tablet, with the following inscription, which sufficiently explains the motive, for depositing the flag in that place.
The last Tricolor won by the Naval Flag of Britain the Colours of L'Etoile captured by the Hebrus March 27th 1814 Most respectfully dedicated To John Farl of St. Vincent the offering of a grateful Pupil To an illustrious Master.
It was after a chase of 120 miles and a well fought action of two hours and a quarter under an incessant fire from a French Battery, that the Etoile French frigate was captured by the Hebrus under the command of Captain Palmer, by whom the flag of the captured vessel has been placed, as above stated. The official account of the battle is to be found in the Gazette of April 2nd, 1814. Next to the sntissaction which Lord St. Vincent would feel from conquering his country's enemies, in his own person, is that of seeing them successfully combated by others, who have learned the art of victory under his eye and from his example.
The present, therefore, was a most grateful one. Captain Palmer is the son of the justly celebrated Comptroller of the Post Office, and the inventor of Mail Coaches, a system by which more than by any other discovery of modern times, the internal Commerce and civil intercourse of the Country have been facilitated.
Srps. 9.-A new scheme of finance promulgated in Hanover, an Incorse Tar of one per cent. its chief feature. Broad hints thrown out in Dublin papers also, of advantages that would result from the introduction of a direct tax upon income, in lieu of all existing imposts. Mr. Vansittart the imputed father of these hints.
The Camden transport, with part of the 19th dragoons on board, arrived from Qeebec in twenty-six days.
longlish and American Commissioners for tracing hounds of their mutual territories, are going ou quietly and satisfactorily there with.
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Mr. Tierney is reported as happily recovering from his long illness. The funeral of Sir Joseph Mawbey took place at Chertsey, attended by his relations and friends, who, as well as the working classes, evinced a sincere and deep regret for his loss, every attempt to render the obsequies simple and without pomp, was frustrated by the numerous applications from persons desirous of shewing their last testimony of regard, by following him to the grave—the poor in him have lost a friend, as he performed his duties as a Magistrate with unbiassed rectitude, and by living on his estate, conducted to the benefit of his dependants—such the life of the true country gentleman. French walnuts, of this year's growth, were sold in Covent Garden Market, at one guinea a bushel in the green husks. The Bedfordshire Magistrates have directed all publicans within the county to affix in their houses an abstract of penalties against tippling, drunkness, gaming, and profane swearing, and as often as it is defaced, to apply to the Clerk of Petty Sessions for a uew copy. Three pitched battles were fought at Moulsey Hurst on Tuesday last : the first between Reynolds and Church, in which thc former was victorious ; the second between Spring and Stringer, the former beat; the last between Purcell and II. Laucaster, Purcell beat. The losing men were all so dreadfully beaten, that they were incapable of walking off the ground : the usual assemblage of black legs were present. Notice has been given, that application will be made in the ensuing Parliament to enclose the whole of Epping Forest. The Lord Chancellor sits on the last Monday in October, when his Lordship will hold his first Seal. The Vice Chancellor has intimated his intention of sitting on the 23d of October, to lear bankrupt petitions, and exceptions to reports. Mr. Han. Francis Hastings is said to bave made good his title to the Earldom of Huntingdon. He is the lineal desceidant of Francis, second Earl of Huntingdon, and Catherine, daughter of George Plantagenet, duke of Clarence, and is related to the Marquis of Hastings.
sept. 12.- on Friday last the Thomas,
Coutts, Indiaman was launched from Barnes's Yard, Deptford ; she is a 1200 ton ship and is to be commanded by Capt. Majoribanks. The day was unusually favourable to the spectacle which attracted an immense company : the platforms were crowded with ladies distinguished for their elegance and beauty ; indeed the whole scene was more like a fairy vision than a real matter of business, and filled the spectators with wonder and admiration. when the stays were knocked away the ship glided smoothly into the river in the most majestic style, amid the plaudits of
many hundred voices. Mrs. Coutts honoured the ship by throwing the bottle and wishing success to its enterprizes. The whole was conducted in the most masterly manner possible, and not an accident of any sort occurred, save a little splashingwhich the motley gazers at the foot of the dock were christened by, when the waters swelled with the vast body which was launched into the bosom of the river. The yards of several ships were manned by the Marine Society's apprentices, and the decks of all the vessels at anchor were filled with genteel company, which added to the beauty of the scene. Previous to the launch, a steam boat with the proprietors and their friends on board rushed down the river and moored alongside the yard, and gave an opportunity for the thinking mind to indulge in contemplating the progress of arts and inventions. A nother ship was upon the stocks in the same yard, a mere skeleton, and formed a pleasing contrast with the masterpiece of ingenuity which was then completed, and lay like a great Leviathan in the river. This being another sinew to the arm of our Commerce, we wish the Thomas Coutts the most complete success.
Translation of a Letter from his Majesty the King of Prussia to the Directors of the Waterloo Subscription, and fortrarded by Prince Blucher to G. H. Rose, Esq. his Britannic Majesty's Minister; and by him transmitted to the Directors :
The interest which the IIonourable Wnterloo Association has manifested towards the soldiers of my army who were wounded, as well as the widows and orphans of those who fell in the campaign of 1815, by remitting the Field Marshal the Prince Blucher, a further sum of e10,000 sterling, in addition to the important one of 200,000 rix dollars, previously given for the support of those who had lost their protectors in that memorable war, has caused me the most lively pleasure, inasmuch as that gift will not only alleviate the sufferings of those for whom it is intended, but will also prove to me a pleasing remembrance of the esteen in which the English nation holds the glory acquired by our united armies. This makes me desirous of expressing to the noble Association my unfeigned thanks for their benevolent sentiments, leaving Prince Blucher to make them acquainted, in due time, with the application of their charitable donation.
(signed) FREDERICK WILLIAM. To the Waterloo Committee, London.
Berlin, June 18. ,
The French and Dutch papers inform us that the Duke of Wellington intends appealing to a higher Court, against the adverse judgment given in his case of libel with the Ghent Editor, The Flemish Journals are in high spirits at this signal defeat, as they call it, of his Grace.
The King of Prussia was present at a review of 20,000 English, &c. on the 8th inst. near Valenciennes. The object of Marshal Marmont's journey to Lyonsis still undisclosed—his arrival was attended with the loudest demonstrations of pleasure and outward loyalty to the Bourbons—some of French half-pay officers announce their intentions of joining the Spanish Patriots—Madrid papers keep up the story of Russia assisting Spain in South America—Alexander, they say, is to send a corps of Cossacks to act against the Patriot Guerilla Cavalry | Very little intelligence lately of operations of the Patriots. American journals report M'Gregor has raised supplies by mortgaging 44,000 acres of land in Florida, for the sum of two hundred and twenty thousand dollars— but Florida is first to be subdued 1 The Falmouth, twenty guns, Captain Rich, arrived on Friday from St. Helena— left July 29–Bonaparte was never in better health—its perfect restoration he attributes to the constant use of the warm bath -he uses it as the greatest of luxuries, frequently staying in it several hours, reading a book ; he walks afterwards in the grounds of Longwood, and fills up his hours at billiards. The Tortoise store ship, from Rio Janeiro, brings accounts of numerous instances of outrage and oppression exercised by the Governor of that port on British merchant vessels, in unnecessarily firing atand compelling ships to anchor, imprisoning boats' erews, and keeping them without provisions—the Tortoise was fired on in this manner, the shot carrying away one of her sails—an officer and boat's crew, sent ashore to remonstrate, were kept prisoners till released by our Ambassador, who has sent home an account of the affair, and, it is rumoured, an apology from the Portuguese. The Prince Regent has become a member of the Yatcht Club, a society composed of many Nobility and Gentry, for keeping their own sailing vessels. Letters received in America, from New South Wales, dated November last, state, that two vessels had been taken possession of by some desperate convicts, and that they had proceeded to sea. One of the ships mentioned is his Majesty's brig Kangaroo, commanded by Lieut. Jeffery. The Madrid Gazette states, that the
Queen of Spain suckles her own child, the Infanta Maria Isabella Louisa. Miss O'Neil, previous to her return to her professional duties at Covent-garden Theatre, means to take the Bristol waters for the re-establishment of her health. The King of Prussia is expected at Berlin on the 25th instant. It has now been finally determined, that. the accouchement of the Princess Charlotte shall take place at Claremont. PARIs, Sept. 16. – Private letters received from Breslau. state that tranquillity is completely restored there : nor is there. any fear of its being again disturbed. To day, before mass. Marshal the Duke. of Feltre had a private audience of his Maiesty. I #. Duke de Richelieu and Marshal Gouvion St. Cyr, the Mini ter at War, successively transacted business with the King. French Funds—Five per cent. 68f, 65c. Bank Actions, 1377 f. 50c. Sept. 17.—The King having ordered and, received an account of the remits to France of the last season for silk, as to the produce obtained from silk-worms, and having. ascertained that there would not be enough to supply our nanufactories, has issued an Ordonnance, dated the 10th inst. to facilitate the purchase of foreign raw silk, by a . considerable reduction of duty, which, however, is only to be temporary. Berlin, Sept. 3.-A certain degree of agitation manifests itself in this capital, as well as in some other cities of the monar- " chy. An association of pretended liberates is formed here, who wi-h to establish principles and innovations but little compatible with the existence of a monarchical government, or perhaps of any government. To attain their end, they demand as a sacred right belonging to men, the unlimited Liberty of the Press. A revolution always begins this way. These innovators meet from time to time. At one of their meetings they resolved to support with all their means and influence, M. Mallinkrodt, a Westphalian Counsellor, and the author of a periodical work which has already incurred two actions for libels inserted in it upon General Thielman. Petersburg, Aug. 25.-The Emperor, who set off to-day, will proceed by Witepsk, Smolensk, Mohilew, Kiow, Pultava, Orel and Tula. He will arrive at Moscow on the 30th September.
HE Rev. S. Locke, of Farnham, D.D. intituled, on his own petition, to the Rectory of Hilgaye, one of the valuable Norfolk livings. The Rev. G. W. T. Milner, to the rectory of Larking in Norfolk. The Rev. Dr. Holland, rector of Poin
ings, to a prebendal stall in the cathedral of Chichester, vacant by the death of the * Rev. Charles Birch, A.M. The Rev. Osborne Shribb Reynolds, to the rectory of Boedge, with the rectory of Debach annexed Suffolk: patron, the Rev. Robert Reynolds. - *