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ALPHABETICAL LIST of SCOTCH BANKRUPTCIES and DIVIDENDS, announced
October 1824; extracted from the Edinburgh Gazette.
DIVIDENDS.

Gordon, William, sometime corn merchant in St.
Andrew's; at the Town-Clerk's Office there
King, George, H. merchant in Glasgow; by John
Eadie, accountant there

SEQUESTRATIONS.

Clark, Charles, in Glendow, cattle-dealer and fish-curer in Sutherlandshire

Martin, James, & Co. manufacturers in Paisley Spence, George, merchant, Piccardy Place, Edinburgh

West & Eckford, coach-makers in Edinburgh.
DIVIDENDS.

Christie, Andrew, late merchant in Leith; by R. Mowbray, merchant there.

Obituary.

DEATH OF DR WALTER OUDNEY.

Extract of a letter from Lieutenant Clapperton to Mr Consul Warrington, dated Kano, 2d Feb.

1824:

"The melancholy task has fallen to me to report to you the ever-to-be-lamente death of my friend Dr Walter Oudney. We left Kuka on the 14th day of December 1823, and by easy journeys arrived at Bedukarfea, the westernmost town in the kingdom of Bornou. During this part of the journey he was recovering strength very fast; but on leaving Bedukarfea and entering the Beder territory, on the nigh of the 26th and morning of the 27th, we had such an intense cold, that the water was frozen in the dishes, and the waterskins as hard as boards. Here the poor Doctor got a severe cold, and continued to grow weaker every day. At this time he told me when he left Kuka he expected his disorder would allow him to perform all his country expected from him, but that now his death was near, and he requested me to deliver his papers to Lord Bathurst, and to say he wished Mr Barrow might have the arrangement of them, if agreeable to the wishes of his Lordship.

"On the 2d of January 1824, we arrived at the city of Katagum, where we remained till the 10th, partly to see if the Doctor, by staying a few days, would gain a little strength to pursue his journey. On leaving Katagum he rode a camel, as he was

This gentleman, who died on the 17th October, before his name goes down the oblivious stream of time, merits particular notice-not on account of any superior accomplishments of mind or person, but for the singular, and in his opinion, proud and enviable distinction, that he was perhaps the last of the pure" Divine right" Scottish Jacobites. Born in a part of Scotland, where the adherents of the exiled house of Stuart prevailed almost universally, he drew in with his earliest breath those principles of unboun led attachment to that illustrious but fallen dynasty which animated his whole life, and were esteemed by him of equal, it not superior importance to the moral virtues. The rapid march of time, of opinion, and of those mighty revolutions which lately shook the fabric of social order to its foundation, passed by him unheeded, or were viewed with sovereign contempt, when compared with the master passion of his soul; and the year 1824 found this singular being, at a very advanced age, exactly the same in manners, principles, and in dress, as were the most enthusiastic contemporary adherents of the Chevalier St. George, or Charles Edward Stuart. The wealth of Britain would have been offered in vain as the price of his allegiance, even to our present gracious Sovereign. As no earthly consideration could shake the steady purpose of his soul, so he viewed with inexpressible indignation the " apostacy" of others,

Richardson, Robert, late merchant in and provost of Lochmaben; by John Brand, merchant,

Dumfries Sturrock, William, deceased, merchant in Dundee; by the trustee there.

THE LATE MR ALEXANDER HACKET.

Died, October 4, at his father's house, in Arbroath, after a protracted illness, in the prime of life, David Carey, Esq., known to the public by the elegance and versatility of his literary talents, and esteemed by his friends for the ingenuousness

too weak to ride his horse. We proceeded on our road for ten miles that day, and then halted, and on the following day five miles farther, to a town called Murmur. On the morning of the 12th he ordered the camels to be loaded at daylight, and drank a cup of coffee, and I assisted him to dress. When the camels were loaded, with the assistance of his servant and me he came out of his tent. I saw then that the hand of death was upon him, and that he had not an hour to live. I begged him to return to his tent and lie down, which he did, and I sat down beside him; he expired in about half an hour after.

"I sent immediately to the Governor of the town to acquaint him with what had happened, and to desire he would point out a spot where I might bury my friend, and also to have people to wash the body and dig the grave, which was speedily complied with. I had dead-clothes made from some turbans that were intended as presents; and as we travelled as Englishmen, and servants of his Majesty, I considered it my most indispensable duty to read the service of the dead over the grave, according to the rites of the Church of England, which happily was not objected to; but, on the contrary, I was paid a good deal of respect for so doing. I then bought two sheep, which were killed, and given to the poor; and I had a clay wall built round the grave to preserve it."

and deemed them alike unworthy of his own forgiveness and of that of Heaven. The finelydrawn character of the daring and chivalrous Redgauntlet is now no fiction of a poetic imagination. Although no warrior, indeed, our friend possessed a loyalty as devoted, as disinterested, and certainly as persevering as that of the loftyminded Lord of the Solway. We have said that Mr Hacket persevered in his principles of Jacobitism to a patriarchal age-and how could it be otherwise? Seated in his arm-chair, in his snug, well-arranged parlour, wherever he turned his eye, the countenance of a Royal Stuart beamed full upon him, and with benignant looks seemed to encourage his perseverance in the best of causes, and to beckon him to realms of eternal day, where no rebel dare shew his Satanic visage.

DAVID CAREY, ESQ.

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Mr Hacket's small parlour was hung round with portraits, as large as life, of the latter Princes of the House of Stuart, with one exception. roguish picture-dealer had induced him to purchase a Queen Elizabeth in place of a Queen Mary. When Mr H. discovered this cheat, (for he was no great connoisseur in pictures), he endeavoured to exchange the hated daughter of Tudor for the lovely Queen of Scots. Baffled in this attempt, and unwilling to permit so large a blank in his parlour, he placed Queen Elizabeth in a situation where he might daily have the pleasure of turning his back upon her.

and benevolence of his disposition, and the purity and integrity of his character. His short life, spent in acquiring and dispensing knowledge, is deserving of commemoration, as it is interesting to learning and to benevolence. When he had finished his

Achool education, he was appointed to assist his father, a respectable manufacturer, in the manage. ment of his business; but the aspirations of ambition, and the visions of fame, which he had early cherished, with all the ardour of youthful enthusiasm, determined him to embrace the profession of literature. On coming to Edinburgh, to have his name enrolled among the writers of verse, with legitimate credentials, he found his way to Mr Constable, the liberal patron of young men of genius, aspiring to literary distinction, who invited him to take a temporary charge of a department of his business, allied, in some degree, to the profession of literature. A desire of extending his knowledge of the world, and of assuming the precarious avocation of an author by profession, induced him, soon after, to repair to London, where he obtained, through several gradations, the direction of various departments of the periodical press.

The ability he displayed in advocating the measures of the Whig-party, whose side he espoused, drew on him the attention of Mr Windhain, who sought his acquaintance, admitted him to his confidence, and requited his services by offering him an office at the Cape-of-Good-Hope, which, at the height of his expectations, he thought unworthy of his acceptance. On the change of Ministry, without a single expectation accomplished or design fulfilled, he consoled himself and his patrons by exposing the intrigues and censuring the mea sures of the new administration in a satirical poem, "Ins and Outs, or the State of Parties, by Chrononhotonthologos." 8vo. 1807; dedicated to Lord Grenville. Of this seasonable pamphlet, two large editions were bought up in a few weeks. On the establishment of the " Inverness Journal," in 1807, he was invited, on the recommendation of Mr Constable, to undertake the office of Editor, which he discharged, under many disadvantages, during a space of five years, with the general approbation of the country. Previous to his relinquishing the management of the Journal, in the prosperity of which he was not permitted to share, he printed at the Journal press "Craig-Phadric, a descriptive poem; Visions of Sensibility; with Legendary Tales, and Occasional Pieces;" 8vo. 1811; dedicated to Lord Seaforth, with historical Notes; a tribute, chiefly, of gratitude for the kindness and hospita

BIRTHS.

1824. Aug. 8. At St. Croix, West Indies, the Lady of Joseph Bushby, Esq. a son.

Sept. 15. At his Lordship's house. at Cowes, in the Isle of Wight, the Lady of Lord Francis Leveson Gower, M. P. a son.

21. At Inverugie, Mrs Stuart, a daughter.

23. At Banchory, the Lady of Lieut-Colonel Wood, a son.

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS.

24. Mrs Dr Fletcher, Irvine, a son.

-At Paradise House, near Castletown, Isle of Man, the Lady of General Cumming, a son.

26. At Losset, Mrs Macneal of Ugadale, a daugh

ter.

lity of his Highland friends and neighbours. He conducted the "Boston Gazette" during a con siderable part of 1812; and returning, finally, to London, renewed his connexion with the public journals, and his commerce with the venders of literature. With the exception of a short visit to Paris, on some literary speculation, at a subsequent period, his labours, from this time, were not interrupted by any casual adventure, and only diversified by the succession of temporary obcurrenAt length, weary of perpetual struggles, agitated by reiterated disappointments, and feeling himself every day declining in a hopeless de cay, he returned, with a calm resignation, to the home of his infancy, to receive the attentions of parental affection; and sinking gradually, without suffering, during eighteen months, expired, where he drew his first breath, when he had scarcely completed his forty-second year,

ces.

Oct. 3. At North Berwick manse, Mrs Balfour Graham, a son.

4. At Heriot Row, Edinburgh, Mrs Mackenzie, of Inverinate, a daughter.

-At Campsall Park, the Lady of Sir Joseph Radcliffe, Bart. a son and heir.

-At 9, Albany-Street, Edinburgh, Mrs Cargill, a daughter.

6. At Edinburgh, Mrs Borthwick, younger of Crookston, a son.

-At Waterford, the wife of Capt. Dunn, R. N.

a son.

8. In Portland Place, London, the Lady of M. Stewart Nicolson, Esq. a daughter.

-In Charlotte-Street, Edinburgh, the Lady of William Dermer, Esq. a son.

9. At Edinburgh, the Lady of William Ogilvy, Esq. younger of Chesters, a son.

11. At Glasgow, the Lady of Captain Taylor, Hon. East India Company's service, a daughter. 12. Mrs Knowles, of Kirkville, a daughter. -At Edinburgh, the Lady of Norman Lockhart, Esq. a daughter.

Mrs Mackenzie Ross, of Aldie, a son.

Besides the poems above-mentioned, he contributed largely to The Poetical Magazine, or the Temple of the Muses", consisting chiefly of original Poems, 2 vols. 8vo. 1804, of which he was the editor; and printed, separately and successively, the following poems, generally distinguished by an agreeable combination of sentiment and imagery, purity and feeling, elegance and harmony: "The Pleasures of Nature," in 12mo. 1802," The Reign of Fancy, a Poem, with Notes; Lyric Tales, &c." 12mo. 1804; "Poems, chiefly Amatory," 12mo. 1807; "The Lord of the De sert, Sketches of Scenery, Foreign and Domestic Odes, and other Poems," 12mo. 1821. The following works of fiction, also, proceeded from his versatile and prolific pen: "The Secrets of the Castle, a Novel," 2 vols. 12mo. 1813; Lochiel, or the Field of Culloden, a Novel," 3 vols 12mo. 1821; founded on the catastrophe of the northern rebellion, and exhibiting a vivid picture of local scenery, and a faithful representation of Highland society and manners.

In recording these circumstances of the life of this elegant poet and agreeable novelist, so prematurely closed, the painful reflection is unavoidable, that the profession of literature, by which emolument and fame are sometimes obtained, neither augmented his prosperity and self-happiness, nor averted the doom of descending in obscurity to the grave.

Oct. 12. At Dinan, France, Mrs Ralston of Tower-hill, a daughter.

15. At Edinburgh, Mrs Baillie, of Culterallers,

son.

-At Gogar House, the Lady of A. Maitland Gibson, younger of Cliftonhall, Esq. a son.

16. At Ballinaby, Mrs Campbell, a daughter. 19. At Whim, the Lady of Archibald Montgomery, Esq. a son

At Warriston Crescent, Edinburgh, Mrs Carmichael, a daughter

20. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Lieut.-General Sir John Hope, G.C.B. a son.

-At Glorat, the Lady of Capt. Stirling, a son. 25. In Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, the Lady of Charles Wake, Esq. a son.

At Heriot Row, Edinburgh, the Lady of Alex. Norman Macleod, Esq. a daughter.

24. Mrs Johnston, of Sands, a son.

25. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Alex. Deans, Esq. Master in Chancery in the island of Jamaica, a daughter.

26. At Rose Park, Mrs Dunbar, a son.

27. At Edinburgh, the Lady of William L. White, Esq. advocate, a son.

Lately. At Stirling, the Lady of John Fraser, Esq. advocate, a daughter.

-At Geddes House, the Lady of Wm. Mackintosh, Esq. of Geddes, a daughter.

MARRIAGES.

1824. Aug. At Fredericktown, New Brunswick, Major M'Nair, of the 52d light infantry, to Miss Eleanor Stansur, daughter of the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Nova Scotia.

Sept. At London, Captain Alexander Fraser, royal engineers, eldest son of Vice Admiral Fra

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— At Mayfield, Lieut. William Bremner, of the 24th regiment, Madras army, to Georgina Huntly, fourth daughter of the late James Robertson, of Mayfield, Esq. W. S.

13. At Aberdeen, Major J. S. Sinclair, royal artillery, to Euphemia, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Buchan, Esq. of Auchmacoy.

-At London, Henry Lyster, Esq. of Rowton Castle, in the county of Salop, to Lady Charlotte Barbara Ashley Cooper, daughter of the Earl of Shaftesbury.

14. At London, Charles Murray, Esq. of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, third son of Major-General John Murray, late Lieutenant-Governor of Demerara, to Frederica Jane, second daughter of the late Frederick Groves, Esq.

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DEATHS.

1822. Sept. 27. At Wilet Medinet, a day's journey from Senaar, from whence he was proceeding in an attempt to penetrate up to the source of the Bahr Colitaid, Capt. Robert James Gordon, R. N. who had often distinguished himself during the late war. He was third son of Capt. Gordon, of Everton, near Bawtry. His death adds another victim to the melancholy list of those who have perished in the cause of African discovery.

1824. Feb. 11. Near Sumbulpore, in the prime of life, Lieut. Adam Davidson, of the 11th regiment Bengal native infantry, youngest son of the late Robert Davidson, Esq. of Pinnaclehill.

June 1. At Madras, Mrs Isabella Allan, wife of P. Cleghorn, Esq. barrister at law, and Registrar of the Supreme Court of Madras.

12. At Calcutta, Sir John Macdonald, K.C.B. a Lieutenant-General in the Hon. Company's service, aged 76. His remains were interred on the 18th in the evening, between five and six o'clock, attended by his Excellency the Commander in Chief, all the General Staff, and a large body of civilians, who assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one of the oldest officers of the Hon. Company's service in India,,

July 21. At Acra, west coast of Africa, Alexander Mackay Geddes, M. D. Assistant Surgeon Royal African colonial corps, youngest son of John Geddes, Esq. late of the Adjutant-General's department, North Britain.

Aug. 9. In Davidson county, North Carolina, Mr Barnet Weir, aged about 120 years. He was a native of Germany, but had been an inhabitant of Davidson county as far back as the oldest inhabitant could recollect.

11. At Missolonghi, Lord Charles Murray, youngest son of the Duke of Atholl.

Sept. 7. Captain James Ellis, aged 79 years, the oldest Commander in the navy. Previous to the breaking out of the late war, he was First Lientenant of the Arethusa, and was wounded in the celebrated action with the Belle Poule, in June 1778, after which the Arethusa was sent to Portsmouth to refit. For his conduct in that action

he was made a Commander, and commanded the Orestes.

Sept. 10. At Copenhagen, Mr Rothe, aged 94, father of the bookselling trade in Denmark, and most probably of Europe. He came originally from Germany, and edited the works of Klopstock. - At Carskey, Lieut.-Colonel Malcolm Macneil of Carskey.

11. At Walton, near Liverpool, David Graham, Esq. the last surviving son of the late Robert Graham, Esq. of Fintry.

20. At Geneva, Miss Robina Burnside, niece of the late Col. Robert Wright, of Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.

- At Langdales, in the parish of Ainstable, Mrs Isabella Hogarth, aged 103 years. She was attended to the grave by no fewer than 16 greatgrand-children.

22. At Forth-Street, Edinburgh, Margaret Anne, eldest daughter of the late John Thomson, Esq.

25. At Bath, Captain Brathwaite Christie, late of the 5th dragoon guards, third son of the late Admiral Christie of Baberton.

25. At Troon, Lieut. Bowie, R. N. and Commander of the Duke of Portland's yacht.

-At Gunton, Norfolk, the Right Hon. Georgina Lady Suffield, wife of the Right Hon. Edward Lord Suffield, and only child of the late Right Hon. Geo. Edward Venables Lord Vernon.

In Behnont, in his thirty-second year, Braithwaite Christie, Esq. third son of the late Admiral Alexander Christie, of Baberton, county of MidLothan, North Britain, being just compelled, by an obstinate and painful disease, to exchange for half pay a troop in the 5th regiment of dragoon guards, of which he arrived to be the senior captain. Attached to the service from a boy, his galJantry and perseverance, in arduous trials, were conspicuous during the campaigns of the Peninsula, and at the battle of Waterloo. He was aidde camp to Sir William Ponsonby, and, on the fall of that distinguished General, was instantly again advanced to the staff, by Sir Denis Pack, whose confidence and friendship he always enjoyed.

26. At Inverary. Mrs Elizabeth Campbell, relict of Provost Lachlan Campbell.

-At Chelsea, after a short illness, Henry Cooper, Esq. barrister.

27. At his father's house, in the 30th year of his age, David Bogue, of the Inner Temple, London, son of the Rev. Dr Bogue, of Gosport.

- At Ardeer House, Patrick Warner, Esq. of Ardeer, and late of the R. N.

29. At Dunse, the Rev. Andrew Davidson, senior pastor of the second United Associate Congregation there, in the 86th year of his age, and 34th of his ministry.

-At Loudhani Hall, Suffolk, Lady Sophia Macdonald, wife of James Macdonald, Esq. M.P. - At Greenwich, the Lady of Captain James Ross, H. E. C. S.

-At Barwhinnock, George Douglas Macmillan, Esq. late of Kingston, Jamaica.

30. At Helensburgh, John Bartholomew, Esq. of Cotton Hall, merchant, Glasgow.

-At Tarbolton, in the 79th year of his age, Juniversally regretted, Captain Robert Cowan, late of the Royal Scots Greys, in which regiment he served with distinguished merit, for the very long period of upwards of 15 years.

Oct. 1. Mary, widow of John Stockdale, bookseller, Piccadilly, in her 76th year.

2. At Muttonhole, Mr J. Mann, vintner, aged 62. -At Shawhill, John Carlyle, Esq.

- At Airdrie, Mrs Erskine, of Airdrie.

3. At his father's house, Tomperran, Perthshire, Alex. M'Laren, Esq. late of Manchester. William Marshall, Esq. Perth.

At Edinburgh, Esther, the wife of the Rev. Christopher Anderson.

4. At Hawick, Mr George Waldie, merchant.

At Arbroath, in his 42d year, David Carey, Esq.

5. At Stirling, Alexander, aged four years and six months; and, on the same day, William Fraser, aged two years and five months, both sons of Mr Alexander Blackadder, civil engineer, Allan

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12. At Edinburgh, Nathan Mills, printer, aged 75, a native of Boston, North America. At the evacuation of that town by the British troops he accompanied the army as editor and printer, and published a newspaper under the title of the Massachusetts Gazette, against which a severe ed et was issued, prohibiting its being brought into the State. His custom was to express himself in se vere terms against his countrymen for throwing off their allegiance to the British Government, which he always termed the parent country. It may be some consolation to his relatives and friends to know that he was well attened to during the time of his trouble, under which he evinced a great degree of patience and resignation.

15. At Ballinrobe, in Ireland, Mary, wife of John M'Robert, Esq. M.D. Surgeon in the 10th hussars

16. At Malahide, aged 98 years, John Haig, Esq. M.D., late Physician to the Forces at Cork. This truly skilful and zealous officer began his career under Admiral Saunders, in the Mediterranean, where (although then a very young man) he had sufficient nerve to inoculate the Dey of Algiers; an operation previously unknown to there serai barbarians; à race, whose conduct, in case of failure, no man could calculate on: in fact, he operated with a drawn scymeter over his head! The Emperor of Morocco was also his patient. Dr Haig served his country in the reigns of George II., 11., and IV., and has left two most amiable children (females) behind him.

17. At Edinburgh, in his 84th year, Mr Alexander Hacket, formerly of Fraserburgh.

Lately, after a short illness, the Princess Kutusow Smolenski, widow of Field Marshal Blucher. -At Haining, Mr George Bowie, late merchant in Kilmarnock, aged 68 years.

-At his house, Keir-Strect, Edir burgh, suddenly, Mr Robert Pasley, session-clerk of St. Cuthbert's parish.

-At 52, Bishopsgate-Within, London, Hugh Blair Finlay, bookseller, stationer, and librarian, in the 27th year of his age.

At Dublin, the Rev. Renjamin McDowall, D.D. senior minister of the Scots Church, Mary's Abbey.

-At North Shields, while sitting alone writing a letter, Mr W. Richardson, notary public, the elegant translator of the Odes of Anacreon, and author of several works of genius.

-At London, Viscountess Templeton. --At Bath, the Hon. Sarah Jones, youngest daughter of the late Viscount Ranelagh.

At York, Elizabeth Elgin, a poor widow, in the 1024 year of her age. Her mother lived to be 103 years old, and her grandmother attained the still greater age of 104,

J. Ruthven & Son, Printers.

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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

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LITERARY MISCELLANY.

DECEMBER 1824.

HISTOIRE MILITAIRE DE LA CAMPAGNE DE RUSSIE EN 1812*.

THE Campaign of the year 1812 forms, probably, the most extraordinary military event in the history of the world, and, without doubt, the most interesting in the history of civilized Europe. The end of that memorable year was fraught with deeds which shook the nations of the earth, kept in agitation the minds of hundreds of millions of its population, and ultimately had an important influence upon the reigning dynasties of the continent.

Little further intelligence respecting the gigantic invasion of Russia, and the awful overthrow of the splendid legions of Napoleon, can now be expected from the pens of the Germans, the French, or the English, with respect to the stupendous events to which we have just alluded. It is to the Russians, of whose works and literature but little is known in Great Britain, we must look for the elucidation of many important events. Accordingly, we took up the work, whose title is at the head of this article, with great anxiety to know its contents. Having some time ago seen a prospectus of it in Russia, we confess we had no prepossessions in its favour. When we remembered that the Colonel Boutourlin is Aide-de-Camp of the Emperor Alexander, and when we found that the work was dedicated to His Imperial Majesty, we augured nothing impartial, no plain and correct statement of facts in its pages; because, although the author be a man of considerable talents, and enjoyed the means of obtaining the most detailed and accurate accounts respecting the subjects of which he treats, yet we feared that the influence of a despotic government, and the trammels of a despotic censorship, would be every where evident-which is not the case. The work has been printed in Russia, and in the situation in which the Colonel stands to the Emperor, as well as on account of the interest which, no doubt, his Majesty had in seeing an account of events so memorable to his country as well as to himself, we may naturally suppose that the manuscript met with Imperial approbation, and that the proof sheets were even examined and revised by the Autocrat of all the Russias. In fact, we may conceive that Colonel Boutourlin is the representative of the Emperor, and of the principal officers of the Russian army, throughout his volumes.

Colonel Boutourlin's has been a laborious performance, and we think it is one which does him great credit, both as an officer and as an author. No work ever issued from the autocratic press containing the same liberality of sentiment, so freely discussing the actions of the Russian commanders, and breathing so much impartiality,-though we often discover a bearing favourable to his country and his countrymen. Such a performance could

Histoire Militaire de la Campagne de Russie en 1812, par le Colonel Boutourlin, Aide-de-Camp de S. M. l'Empereur de Russie. 2 Vol. 8vo. Paris. 1824.

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