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that have been given as veritable ac- to Calcutta on the 22d of March from counts of what has taken place, agree

the interior, and had been unremittingly with each other in the particulars. We employed in facilitating all the arrangequote the following account of the re- ments for the expedition. capture as having the fewest features of exaggeration about it, and being the most

AFRICA. intelligible.- It is from a letter dated Constantinople, July 26.-“ Some of the CAPE COAST.-Dispatches, dated the Ispariot ships which had escaped by flight 5th July, have been received at the Cothe catastrophe of the 3d July, did their

lonial Office from Sierra Leone. Accounts utmost, when they reached Hydra, to ob

of the 16th June had arrived there from tain assistance, from which they might Cape Coast Castle ; and at that period expect some advantage, because, when nothing material in the way of military they left Ipsara, two of the strongest operations had occurred between the Bri. forts were not yet taken. The Hydriots, tish and the Ashantees. in fact, put 10 sea with all expedition,

By the arrival of the Owen Glendower with thirty armed vessels, landed at Sa- from Cape Coast Castle, however, we learn mos, took on board Albanian and other that the King of the Ashantees was ad. troops, and appeared on the 16th before vancing towards that settlement with a Ipsara, when the fate of the unfortunate

considerable force; and it was understood island had been long decided. The Cap- that he had brought with him one huntain Pacha had left behind only six or

dred thousand ounces of bullion and gold seven hundred men (according to his own

dust, in the expectation, that, by paying account only three hundred,) some boats readily for provisions, &c. he would in. for removing the booty, and a couple of

sure a better supply for his troops. It gun-boats. The Hydriots having de

was apprehended he might do injury to stroyed these, and cut the Turks to pieces,

the Negro Town, but no fears were en. immediately retired.” Other versions of tertained for the safety of the Castle, as the story say that the Greek fleet attack it could resist any force, however great, ed and defeated the armament of the that was unprovided with a battering Captain Pacha with very great loss, im.

train. Six officers and 150 troops had mediately after the disembarkation of the arrived from the Cape of Good Hope, but Turks, and that, having driven the bar- many had fallen victims to the unhealthy barians to take refuge at Mitylene, the

state of the climate. Greeks returned and put to the sword

Colonel Sutherland was carrying on ac. all the Turks they found on the island.

tive measures. Several skirmishes had lately taken place in the bush, under the

command of Captain Blenkarne, and the ASI A.

loss of the Ashantees was supposed to be THE BURMAN WAR.- Private letters great. They had surrounded the Fantee from Calcutta mention, that a force un

country in immense bodies. der Colonel Bowen, in an attempt to

ALGIERS.-By dispatches from Sir storm a stockade, was twice repulsed, Harry Neale, commanding the British and in the evening had to retire with the Squadron off Algiers, we learn that peace loss of 150 killed and wounded.

has been again concluded with the Dey. The following casualties are mention- Sir Harry's dispatches are dated the 26th

of July ; he states, that having, on the 10th regiment (native infantry,) Lieu. 24th, placed his squadron in their proper tenant Armstrong killed ; Colonel Bowen positions for an attack on the town of severely wounded ; Ensign Barberie ditto, Algiers, he was about to commence the lost a leg.

action, when a negociation began, which 23d ditto, Captain Johnston severely

terminated on the following day, by the wounded.

Dey's submitting to all the conditions The total of the force under orders for proposed by the Admiral, and signing the the expedition against the Burinese, a.

declaration which had been transmitted mounts to 20,000 men, namely, 12,000

from England. A few shots and shells from Bengal, 6000 from Madras, and

had been fired, but no lives were lost. 2000 from Bombay. Captain Canning on the signature of the declaration by accompanies the expedition as Political the Dey, peace was restored, and the Agent, and was to embark at Calcutta

blockade raised. on the 10th of April. The Diana steamboat had been purchased by the Govern

AMERICA. ment for 80,000 rupees, in order to pro- PERU.-Extract of a letter from Mal. ceed with the expedition. Sir Edward colm MʻGregor, Esq. the British Consul

aget, the Commander-in-Chief, returned at Panama, dated 27th June.-" I send

ed :

you an official account of the defection of when a fitting opportunity should present the Spanish General Olaneta, who, it apo itself, under the dominion of Portugal. pears, has put himself in communication These proclamations manifest the most with some Buenos Ayreans on the fron. determined resolution of offering resis. tiers of Upper Peru, which will act as a tance to whatever measures Portugal may powerful diversion in favour of the oper. undertake against the independence of ations of General Bolivar on this side. Brazil. The people are called upon to

“A general engagement was expected take arms in the defence of their country, to take place in Peru in all this month. in order to prevent, as far as possible, the The appearance of a Spanish force on the enemy from landing on their territory, other coast has prevented the arrival of and should that be impossible, to resome troops here, destined for that coun. tire into the interior, leaving the country ; but, notwithstanding this circum- try desolate behind them. A promise stance, I am not apprehensive of the issue of pardon to all deserters who should reof the campaign. General Bolivar has a join their standards, has also been is. force of upwards of 10,000 good troops sued ; such as were liable to serve, and with him, well clothed, organized, and yet failed to join the army, have been disciplined, and far superior to any thing, impressed, and the same activity was disfrom what I can learn, that can be brought played in fitting out the navy, the vessels against him."

employed in the blockade of Pernambuco Other accounts have been received from being recalled. All these precautions, Panama, stating that Bolivar had again however, seem needless, and we can hardmade himself master of Lima, but this ly conceive how they should have been wants confirmation.

thought otherwise ; for Portugal, we well BRAZIL.-An alarm at Rio Janeiro, know, is not in a state to make the atthat the King of Portugal was upon the tempts which are dreaded. point of sending out to Brazil a strong WEST INDIES. — By the latest ac. armament, for the purpose of attempting counts from Jamaica, it appears that the the re-subjugation of that country, has island was tranquil. Twelve of the negiven occasion to two proclamations of groes who had been tried and condemned Don Pedro, which, if they speak bis sen. to death, have been executed pursuant to timents, show that he cherishes no inten- their sentence; and almost all those ention, as it has been sometimes insinua. gaged in the late insurrection had return. ted he did, of replacing his dominions, ed to their labour.


HOUSE OF LORDS.-May 4.- The and reluctant conformity extorted from Earl of Lauderdale obtained leave to bring Dissenters by the existing Marriage Laws. in a Bill to repeal the “ Spitalfields Acts, The Marquis of Lansdowne defended which was read a first time. The object his Bill at great length. He asserted, that of the Bill is to remove all restrictions on it professed nothing more than to restore the Silk Trade, which his Lordship said the Unitarians to the privileges which would be more beneficial to local and ge- they enjoyed before Lord Hardwicke's neral interests than the partial repeal that Marriage Act; which Dissenters still en. had been adopted.

joy in Ireland, and which are now freely The Marquis of Lansdowne then move indulged to Quakers and Jews in this ed the committal of the Unitarians' Mar- kingdom. The Lord Chancellor opposed riage Bill. The Bishop of Chester opposed the Bill, as inimical to the supremacy of the law, upon the ground that it would the Established Church, which Church amount to a surrender of the doctrines he venerated, not only as the purest in her and discipline of the Established Church. doctrine, but as the great bulwark of civil The Right Rev. Prelate concluded by liberty, and the only security for a per. proposing as an amendment, that the Bill manent toleration. The details of the should be read that day six months. Bill, he said, went to degrade the Church The Bishop of St. David's expressed to the condition of handmaid to the Dis. a doubt whether opinions, plainly repug- senters, and therefore he should oppose it. nant to the fundamental doctrines of Lord Holland supported the Bill, and Christianity, were entitled to so much ridiculed the exaggerated strain which, he consideration. The Archbishop of Can- said, had been used in canvassing a mea. terbury supported the motion. He pro. sure so limited in its operation and professed to set no value upon the insincere bable influence. The Earl of Liverpool,

professing the most devoted attachment rally, the principle upon which many to the Church of England, nevertheless Joint Stock Companies had lately been supported the motion, which he thought incorporated, as taking them from under only a reasonable concession. The House the wholesome superintendance which then divided on the amendment.-Con- the Crown exercised over Companies intents, 105. Non-Contents, 66. The Bill corporated by Charter. The promoters was in consequence lost.

of the Bill before the House, he said, had 13.- The Earl of Liverpool moved taken very good care of themselves, but the second reading of the Alien Bill. they appeared a little indifferent to the Earl Grosvenor, the Earl of Carnarvon, security of their creditors, to whom they and Lord Holland, opposed the motion, appeared to have left no remedy but a which, on the other hand, was supported process against the gasometer, or a dis. by Lord Calthorpe, the Earl of West tress upon the inflammable air. The moreland, and the Lord Chancellor. On Noble and Learned Lord gave, in his a division, the numbers were, for the sea speech, a reading upon the nature and cond reading, 80-Against it, 35. policy of commercial incorporations, well

14.-Lord Gage proposed to add to the worthy of the attention of political econoAlien Act, by way of rider, a clause pro mists. The amendment (throwing out viding that no Alien should be deported the Bill) was carried without a division. to the dominions of his lawful Sovereign The Earl of Lauderdale then moved without his own consent. After a short the third reading of the Spitalfields Acts debate, the clause was rejected by a ma Repeal Bill. The Lord Chancellor op. jority of 25 to 13.

posed the motion. He said that he did The Earl of Lauderdale's bill for the not approve of the principle of the Spitalrepeal of the Spitalfields Acts was read a fields Acts; and that were they now pro. second time, after a very brief discussion, posed, he should vote against them ; but and a division, in which the supporters he thought some delay due to the appreof the bill amounted to 23, and its oppo

hensions of the weavers. The Bill (renents to 8.

pealing the Spitalfields Acts) was carried 17.-The Earl of Liverpool obtained a by a majority of 61 to 55. Committee to inquire into the state of the 24.- The Earl of Liverpool brought disturbed districts in Ireland, similar to down Bills originating with the Crown, that which was appointed in the House (as by law such Bills must,) to reverse the of Commons, upon Mr. Goulburn's respective attainders of the Earl of Marr, amendment of Lord Althorpe's motion. ancestor of John Francis Erskine, Esq. ; The Marquis of Lansdowne complained of the Earl of Kenmure, ancestor of John of the local and limited field of inquiry Gordon, Esq. ; of the Earl of Strathallan suggested to the Committee, and contend. and Perth, ancestor of James Drummond, ed that the state of the whole kingdom Esq.; and of Lord Baron Nairne, ances. should have been made the subject of in tor of William Nairne, Esq. ; and to revestigation, challenging the Earl of Li. store the above-named living representaverpool to name any one county which tives of the attainted Peers to the honours might not be the scene of disturbance be forfeited by their predecessors. To these fore the termination of the year ; and com. restorations, which the noble Earl deparing the conduct of Ministers to that scribed as spontaneous acts of mercy and of a Turkish physician in a harem, who is grace, the Royal proposition added anrequired to fix the pathology of every dis- other, which, with equal truth, the Earl ease by a single symptom—the state of of Liverpool called an act of strict justice, the pulse. Lord King called Ministers namely-the reversal of the attainder of empirics, quacks, &c. On a division, the the Earl of Stafford, the innocent victim motion for a Committee was carried by a of Oates' perjury. The Earl of Liver. majority of 50 to 20.

pool's motion for the first reading gave 21.-Upon the order of the day for the rise to some observations from the Earls second reading of the United Gas Light Radnor and Lauderdale, and Lord Bel. Bil being read, the Earl of Lauderdale haven ; against which the noble mover warmly opposed the motion, and moved, remonstrated, as being quite unprecedentas an amendment, that the Bill should be ed upon a first reading in the House of read that day six months. The Earl of Lords. The Bill was read a first time. Limerick defended the Bill, and express The Marquis of Lansdown, then moved ed great surprise that a measure proposed the second reading of his two Bills for so long ago as the first of February, granting the Elective Franchise to the should now, for the first time, meet with English Catholics, and allowing them to opposition. The Earl of Rosslyn oppo hold the same situations in England as sed the Bill. The Lord Chancellor spoke their brethren of the same persuasion do at scme length. He eondemned, gene. in Ireland. The motion, however, was


met by an amendment on the part of which was limited to the removal of disLord Colchester-that the Bills be read qualifications, and protesting against being that day six months ; and though support. understood to countenance the proposals ed by the Earls of Liverpool and West. for the suppression of the Protestant moreland, who voted with the Noble church, the proscription of Orangemen, Marquis, both his measures were thrown and the disfranchisement of the corpora. out, on two divisions, by majorities of 139 tions, which the petitioners had also ur. to 10), and 143 to 109.

ged in their petition. 25. -The Marquis of Lansdown mo. The Earl of Liverpool introduced a Bill ved for the production of returns of all to relieve officers of the revenue from the the officers of Excise, who had, within necessity of taking the oath of supremacy. the last year, taken the oaths of quali. The Marquis of Lansdown expressed his fication enjoined by the acts 12 and 15 satisfaction at the proposition, but lamentof Charles the Second. The purpose of ed that the Earl Marshal of England was his motion, he said, was to show, that not included in it. Lord King professed Ministers had, in fact, exercised a dis. some suspicion, that, though introduced pensing power with respect to these by the Noble Lord at the head of the oaths, which some of them would not Treasury, the Bill might be defeated by permit to be repealed. The Earl of Li. the other Ministers. The Bill was read verpool explained that these oaths had a first time. been included in the annual indemnity HOUSE OF COMMONS. May 3.

Lords King and Holland bestowed The House met to-day, pursuant to admuch sarcasm upon the division, upon journment, but no business of importance various details of the Catholic question, was transacted. existing amongst Ministers, and contend. 4.-Lord A. Hamilton presented a pea ed, that though the act of indemnity tition from the Scots distillers, praying "might be admitted to protect the Officers to be put on the same footing of favour * neglecting to take the qualification acts, in the English market as the distillers of it offered no protection to the Commis. Ireland. The Chancellor of the Exchesioners appointing or employing such un. quer, admitting that the claims of the qualified officers. The returns were or. Scots distillers deserved consideration, dered.

pleaded the complicated nature of the 26.-The Earl of Liverpool moved the subject as his excuse for not being able second reading of the Bills for the resto. to give any distinct pledge upon the sub, ration, in blood, of the representatives of ject. the attainted Scotch Lords, and for the Captain Maberly then brought forward reversal of the attainder of the Earl of a motion for the relief of distress in Ire. Stafford. The Earl of Lauderdale made land, by empowering the Government to some objections to the form of the Bill advance a million sterling by way of loan. relating to the Scotch Lords; and Lord The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Redesdale intimated an opinion, that the Goulburn, Mr Canning, Mr Peel, and Mr gentlemen in whose favour the measure Abercromby, opposed the motion, all fol. was intended to operate ought to have lowing pretty nearly the same line of arbeen called upon to prove their right of gument, namely, that the commencement succession, in the first place. The Lord of a system of loans, which, from the naChancellor explained, that the King's ture of things, could not be contined for sign manual, recommending a Bill of any considerable period, would only have the nature of those before the House, the effect of diverting the gentry and mahad always been held equivalent to any nufacturers of Ireland from the cultivation proof of facts; because, in truth, accord of their proper and permanent resources ; ing to the Constitution, the King, by the that it would interfere mischievously with keeper of the Great Seal, did always de. the fair competition of capitalists; and termine questions of succession by the that, by making the crown a frequent cre. mere issuing a writ of summons, which ditor with all the prerogatives of priority, was never withheld but in a case of mani. which the King necessarily enjoys in the fest difficulty and doubt. A conversation recovery of debts, it would exercise a of some length followed, the final result very pernicious influence upon the geneof which was, that the Bill was read a ral state of credit. Lord Althorpe, Mr second time, with an understanding, that, $. Rice, Sir J. Newport, Mr Monck, and before it passed, a committee might be Alderman Bridges, supported the motion, appointed to search for precedents. which, however, on a division, was reject.

31.- Earl Grey presented the Catholic ed by a majority of 85 to 38. petition, which he introduced in a speech 6. In the course of a desultory disof great length; enforcing, by the usual cussion of various topics, Mr Huskisson arguments, that part of the petition took occasion to remonstrate against the VOL. XV.

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recent passion for forming companies, to to reduce the interest of Exchequer Bills be incorporated by Acts of Parliament. from two-pence to three half-pence per Such incorporations, he said, were not day, by which about £.220,000 will be only an invasion of the Royal Prerogative annually saved. He also recurred to the of incorporating by Charter, but also a Act for paying off the four per cents., and fraud upon the public, as the members stated that the Dissents did not amount of Companies incorporated by Act of Par. to more than seven millions ; consequente liament were exempted from the opera. ly, notice had been given that the whole tion of the Bankrupt Laws.

would be paid off in October. In allusion Mr Hume then brought forward a mo. to the Silk Weavers' Act, passed in the tion to institute an inquiry, whether the course of the Session, he said that its fa Irish Church establishment is not un vourable effect already had been much necessarily numerous and expensive, with greater than was anticipated, and that relation to the amount of the population ? the trade was now in a state of the great. The Hon. Member introduced his motion est activity. He stated that the repay. with a speech of vast extent, but of little ments made on account of the alteration novelty. He declared himself an enemy in the Silk Duties will be about £.500,000. to all religious establishments. Mr Stan. At a later period of the evening, the Right ley opposed the motion, and exposed the Hon. Gentleman proposed, in a Commit. exaggerations of the wealth of the Irish tee, some alterations in the laws respect. Church, upon which all the Hon. Mover's ing Savings Banks, with a view of limit. arguments rested.

Mr Grattan and Mr ing the amount of deposits in those banks Dominick Brown supported the motion. such sums as might be lona fide the Mr Robertson suggested the possibility, property of poor persons. that, by mutual concessions, it might be 10.-Lord Stanley moved the second found practicable to adopt the Roman reading of the Manchester Equitable Loan Catholic clergy into the Established Bill. Mr Huskisson, in a speech of conChurch; and cited the examples of Prus. siderable length, repeated the objections sia, and some other German states, in which he had offered on a former even. which it had been found easy to unite ing, to the incorporation of commercial Lutherans and Calvinists, sects as re societies by Act of Parliament, instead of pugnant as the Protestants and Catho. the old practice of incorporating by Char. lics of Ireland. Mr Plunkett spoke at ter from the Crown. The principal of some length against the motion. Mr these objections was, that the integral inLeslie Foster and Mr Dawson also op dividuals of societies incorporated by Act posed it. Sir F. Burdett warmly sup of Parliament being irresponsible, the ported the proposition for inquiry. The company itself was also uncontrolled by House then divided, when the motion was the fear which always operated to keep rejected by a majority of 152 to 79. chartered companies within proper bounds.

7. A short conversation took place Thc Bill was read a second time. upon the subject of a proposed modifica. Mr Manning then moved the second tion of the Scottish Poor Laws, in the reading of the West-India Company Bill. course of which Sir A. Hope, Mr Drum. Mr Sykes, Mr Williams, Mr Whitmore, mond, and several other Scottish Mem. Mr Smith, and Mr F. Buxton, opposed bers, warmly opposed the change which the Bill, as likely to raise the price of had been proposed in Mr Kennedy's Bill. sugar, by giving a monopoly to the com. The change was from the present system, pany to be incorporated, as holding out a which, like the English poor laws, enfor: temptation to delusive speculation, and ces a compulsory assessment for the poor, as threatening to procrastinate the period to a plan formed upon the principles of at which the Negroes might be emanciMr Malthus, by which the indigent pated. Mr. T. Wilson and Mr C. B. would be abandoned to the chance of vo Ellis supported the Bill, which they de. luntary relief.

scribed as a measure calculated merely to The Chancellor of the Exchequer then relieve the suffering Planters, by inviting brought forward the Budget. The inte capitalists to advance their money upon rest of this communication was, however, West India security. Mr Huskisson, much impaired by the previous disclo. protesting that he saw nothing in the Bill sures of the 23d of February. The ex to take it out of the class of legislative in. position, however, given by the Right corporations, to which he had a general Hon. Gentleman of the financial condi. dislike, proceeded to answer the parti. tion of the country was in the highest cular objections to its provisions. He degree cheering and satisfactory, and the denied that the Bill would give any moResolutions moved by him were severally nopoly of the sugar trade, that it was carried without a division. He announ. likely to lead to any delusion, or that it ced it to be the intention of Government could affect the condition of the Negroes

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