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amounted to 81,920,152 dollars, of which shire in Scotland, who was long an officer in 64,781,896 were of domestic materials, and India. He is under thirty years of age, 17,138,556 foreign.

served as a captain with the British army in A report from the committee on manu. Spain, was afterwards celonel in the British factures was presented to the legislature of service, and had a Spanish order of knightthe state of New York on the 20th January, hood conferred upon him, and was allowed which recommends, for the encouragement by the Prince Regent to assume the title in of the infant manufacto:ies of the United his native country. States, particularly of woollen and cotton, The Portuguese troops have invaded the either a permanent augmentation of the territory of Monte Video ; but whether in duties on their import, or a prohibition of consequence of an arrangement with Old all such as can be supplied by the home Spain, or with a view to conquest on their manufactures.

own account, docs not seem to be very

clearly ascertained. It is not likely that BRITISH AMERICA.

their interference will materially affect the By the Newfoundland Gazettes, we learn general result, except in so far as it may that a question of great importance attracts have a tendency to carry the flame of revothe attention of the inhabitants of that island, lution into their own transatlantic territories. and one which is of much interest to the inhabitants of Great Britain. The validity

HAYTI. of marriages solemnized by dissenting mi- We have received what is called the renisters has been disputed, and reference vived constitution of Hayti, or rather of that made on the subject to the statute law of part of the island which is under the govern. England.

ment of Petion. It is compreliended in 11 The legislature of Jamaica, it appears, articles, which are subdivided into upwards have strictly complied with the request of of 200 sections; and, like most other exhi. his Majesty's government, to prevent any bitions of this sort, it makes à sufficiently infringement of the laws for the abolition of respectable appearance on paper. the slave trade.

The Haytian Royal Gazettes notice the king of France's proposals to Christophe, and

the indignation of his sable Majesty and his THE cause of the insurgeats in Spanish minister, the Duke of Marmalade, at the America ebbs and flows with such rapid insulent superscription of the papers, which, and uncertain vicissitude, that it is extremely instead of being most respectfully addressed difficult to give any thing like a correct view to “ His Majesty the King of Hayti," wero of the state of the contest in these widely directed only tú " Monsieur the General extended regions. We see them defeated Christophe, at Cape François." The letters and driven from place to place, rallying, were returned unopened. returning, and victorious in their turn; but no decisive advantage seems as yet to have been gained by either party, nor does there

Asia. appear, in the accounts which have reached this country, sufficient materials from which EAST INDIES.Calcutta papers anto form a decided opinion on the future pro- nounce the agreeable intelligence, that Capgress and final results of a contest which is tain Webb has crossed the several ranges marked by want of system and energy on

of the snowy mountains, and entered Tarboth sides. Whatever may be the result of tary. It is his opinion that he might, without the present struggle, however, the time can- great difficulty, from the situation whence he not be far distant when these extensive last wrote, penetrate into the heart of Russia. countries will form several rich, powerful, Much may be expected from Captain Weht's and independent states, à consummation scientific skill towards a correct knowledge devoutly to he wished—for their own sakes, of these stupendous heights, whose summits and for the general prosperity of the civil. have been found to rise more than 88,000 ized world, of which they are probably des- feet above the level of the sea, nearly 8,000 tined to form one of the most valuable and feet higher than Chimborazo, the loftiest interesting divisions.-Lord Cochrane and of the Andes. Sir Robert Wilson are said to be about to At a late meeting of the Asiatic Society, embark in the cause of Spanish American à curious document was communicated, reindependence. Such strongly constructed specting sereral classes of robbers and

murand unquiet minds seem to be necessary to derers, known in the south of India by the the progress of human affairs; and in this name of Phansegars, and in the

upper proscene of trouble their energies may produce vinces by the appellation of Thugs; the : happy effect upon the hitherto feeble and peculiarity of whose practice is the employ; unenlightened subjects of one of the worst ment of a noose, which they throw round governments that ever oppressed and de the traveller whom they have fallen in with graded the human race. Sir Gregor M'Gre. on the road, apparently by accident, and gor, who has so much distinguished himself whom they thus strangle

and rob ; they live in this contest, is the son of the late Captain in a regular society, and roam the country Daniel M*Gregor, a gentleman of Argyle in gangs, under a regular sirdar, or chief.

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CEYLON.–The Dutch planters of Ceylon deed, that the mortality was entirely owing have edipted some judicious regulations for to the land journey beyond these rapids, the gradual abolition of slavery; all children and that Captain Tuckey died of complete born ut slaves, after the 12th of August last, exhaustion after leaving the river, and not are to be considered free, but to remain in from fever. their master's house, and serve him for We lament to learn, that when the Doroboard, lodging, and clothing; the males thy transport was at Cabendo, in the end of till the age of 14, and the females till 12- October last, there were ten Portuguese after which to be fully emancipated. ships in the port waiting for slaves, and

CHINA:—Although no otficial intelligence two from Spain. has been received by government from Lord The Congo discovery vessel arrived at Amherst, since his arrival at Pekin, yet Portsmouth from Bahia last month. The there is reason to believe, from private ac- journal of the lamented Captain Tuckey is counts troun Canton, of the 17th November, said to describe the country he explored for that the British embassy to that court has 226 miles, as a rocky desert, and thinly entirely failed; thouyh" it is impossible at peopled region, not worthy of further -represent to assign the reasons. Another cir- search. cumstance mentioned in these letters, threat- March 29.--Information has just been ens to produce still more unfortunate effects. received of the death of Major Pedctie, be. The Alceste British frigate, commanded by fore he reached the Niger. Lieutenant Captain Maxwell, was tired at by the forts on Campbell is now the commanding officer ; either side of the river ; but the ship being and, we understand, proceeded to carry inimmediately woored within pistol shot of one to execution the orders received by Major of them mounting torty guns, with two broad- Peddie. sides silenced both batteries. The Alceste ST HELENA.--The Orontes frigate, was then suffered to proceed quietly to her which left St Helena on the 4th January, destination ; and what is most singular, up has brought to England Colonel Poniowski, to the 17th November, not the slightest the Polish officer who followed Bonaparte, Notice had been taken of the affair by the and who was some time since banished from governor of Canton.

that island to the Cape, for improper conPERSIA-The government of Persia, it duct ; and Lord Somerset has now sent him is said, have applied for the permission of to Europe. Las Casas and his son have been the British government to take British offi- also sent to the Cape in the Griffin sloop of cers on half pay into their army, with a war, in consequence, it is said, of their view of introducing modern tactics into the concerting a plan of correspondence with military establishment of that country; an France. attack being apprehended on the part of A letter, addressed by order of Bonaparte Russia. It is even stated in a letter from to Sir Hudson Lowe, governor of St Helena, Calcutta, of the 15th October, that the by General Montholon, brought to this Archduke Constantine has entered Persia country by Napoleon's usher of the cabinet, at the head of 100,000 Russians ; but this M. St Santini, has been published, in report as yet gains little credit in this coun. which the Ex-emperor loudly complains of

the rigorous manner in which he is treated by Sir Hudson Lowe. But the conduct of

this officer was defended by Earl Bathurst, Qfrica.

in the debate to which Lord Holland's late

motion on the subject gave rise, and the inCongo EXPEDITION.--The detailed sinuations thrown out by Bonaparte against accounts of the expedition to explore the the British government were very satisfacriver Congo, or Zaire, reached the Ad- torily repelled. miralty some weeks ago. Melancholy as ISLE OF FRANCE.-On the 25th of the result has been, from the great mor- September, a great fire happened at Port tality of officers and men, owing to the ex. Louis, which is said to have destroyed processive fatigue, rather than to the effects of perty to the value of a million and a half dimate, the journals of Captain Tuckey, Sterling. Nineteep streets were entirely and the gentlemen in the scientific depart consumed, including hospitals, prisons, barments, are, it is said, highly interesting and racks, magazines, and other public buildsatisfactory, as far as they go, and we be- ings. The greater number of the unfortulieve they extend considerably beyond the nate inhabitants have been reduced to absefirst rapid, oz catATACE. It would seem, in- lute poverty.

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Tuesday, 28th January.—The Princelation to believe, that you will find it pracRegent came to the House of Lords with ticable to provide for the public service the usual state, at three o'clock, and open- of the year, without making any addition ed the Session of Parliament with the fol- to the burdens of the people, and without lowing speech from the Throne :

adopting any measure injurious to that sysMy Lords, and Gentlemen,

tem, by which the public credit of the counIt is with the deepest regret that I am try has been hitherto sustained. again obliged to announce to you, that no My Lords and Gentlemen, alteration has occurred in the state of his I have the satisfaction of informing you, Majesty's lamented indisposition.

that the arrangements which were made in I continue to receive from Foreign Powers, the last Session of Parliainent, with a view the strongest assurances of their friendly to a new silver coinage, have been completdisposition towards this country, and of ed with unprecedented expedition. their earnest desire to maintain the general I have given directions for the immediate tranquillity.

issue of the new coin, and I trust that this The hostilities to which I was compelled measure will be productive of considerable to resort, in vindication of the honour of the advantages to the trade and internal trans. country, against the government of Algiers, actions of the country. have been attended with the most complete The distresses consequent upon the ter

mination of a war of such unusual extent The splendid achievement of his Majesty's and duration, have been felt, with greater feet, in conjunction with a squadron of the or less severity, throughout all the nations King of the Netherlands, under the gallant of Europe, and have been considerably agund able conduct of Admiral Viscount Ex- gravated by the unfavourable state of the mouth, led to the immediate and uncondi. tional liberation of all Christian captives Deeply as ! lament the pressure of these then within the territory of Algiers, and to evils upon this country, I am sensible that the renunciation by its government of the they are of a nature not to admit of an impractice of Christian slavery.

mediate remedy; but whilst I observe with I am persuaded, that you will be duly sen. peculiar satisfaction the fortitude with which sible of the importance of an arrangement so many privations have been borne, and so interesting to humanity, and reflecting, the active benevolence which has been emfrom the manner in which it has been ac- ployed to mitigate them, I am persuaded complished, such signal honour on the that the great sources of our national proBritish nation.

sperity are essentially unimpaired, and I enIn India, the refusal of the Government tertain a confident expectation, that the naof Nepaul to ratify a treaty of peace, which tive energy of the country will at no distant had been signed by its Plenipotentiaries, period surmount all the difficulties in which occasioned a renewal of military operations. we are in volved.

The judicious arrangements of the Go- In considering our internal situation, you vernor-General, seconded by the bravery and will, I doubt not, feel a just indignation at perseverance of his Majesty's forces, and of the attempts which have been made to take those of the East India Company, brought advantage of the distresses of the country, the campaign to a speedy and successful for the purpose of exciting a spirit of sediissue ; and peace has been finally establish- tion and violence. ed, upon the just and honourable terms of I am too well convinced of the loyalty the original treaty.

and good sense of the great body of his Mas Gentlemen of the House of Commons, jesty's subjects, to believe them capable of I have directed the estimates of the cur- being perverted by the arts which are em. rent year to be laid before you.

ployed" to seduce them ; but I am deterThey have been formed upon a full con- mined to omit no precautions for preserving sideration of all the present circumstances the public peace, and for counteracting the of the country, with an anxious desire to designs of the disaffected : and I rely with make every reduction in our establishments the utmost confidence on your cordial supwhich the safety of the empire and sound port and co-operation, in upholding a syspolicy allow.

tem of law and government, from which we I recommend the state of the public in- have derived inestimable advantages, which come and expenditure to your early and se- has enabled us to conclude, with unexamrious attention.

pled glory, a contest whereon depended the I regret to be under the necessity of in- best interests of mankind, and which has forming you, that there has been a deficien- been hitherto felt by ourselves, as it is accy in the produce of the revenue in the last knowledged by other nations, to be the most year; but I trust, that it is to be ascribed perfect that has ever fallen to the lot of any to temporary causes ; and I have the conso- people.



Lord SIDMOUTH, after strangers had ings, and recommend that nothing should withdrawn, informed the House, that as the be said or done until the report of the ComPrince Regent was returning from the mittee should be laid before the House. The House, and the carriage was passing in the atrocious outrage lately committed against Parn, at the back of the garden of Carleton the Prince Regent was certainly regarded House, the glass of the carriage window had with the utmost horror and reprobation by been broken by a stone, as some represente an overwhelming majority of the nation ; ed it, or by two balls fired from an air-gun, and he felt it his duty to state, that the as others stated it, which appeared to be present communication was not at all conaimed at his Royal Highness.

nected with that outrage. Both Houses examined witnesses on this After some general remarks by Lord communication, and presented addresses to Grosvenor, Lord Holland, the Earl of the Prince Regent.

Liverpool, Earl Grey, and the Marquis of The address on the speech from the Buckingham, the address was agreed to, Throne was moved and seconded, by the and the papers on the table were ordered to Earl of Dartmouth and Lord Rothes, be referred to-morrow to a Committee of in the House of Lords; and in the House Secrecy, consisting of eleven Lords, to be of Commons, by Lord VALLETORT and then chosen by ballot. Mr Dawson. Earl GREY moved an a. mendment in the Lords, which was nega- Feb. 6th.-The Earl of Liverpool took tired without a dirision ; and the original a review of the cause of this war, and of the address was carried in the House of Com- operations which led to its successful termi. mons, in opposition to an amendment mov. nation, and moved that the thanks of the ed by Mr PonsonBY, by a majority of House be given to the Most Noble the 152.

Marquis of Hastings, for the able and judicious arrangements by which the war in

Nepaul had been brought to a successful HOUSE OF LORDS.

conclusion. The motion was agreed to ; Monday, Feb. 3d.--Lord SIDMOUTH after which, thanks were voted to Sir David presented the following message, which was Ochterlony, and the troops under his comread by the Lord Chancellor : " His Royal mand. Highness the Prince Regent, acting in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, has

SECRECY. thought proper to order to be laid before Feb. 18th.--The Earl of HARROWBY the House of Lords, papers containing an presented the report of the Secret Commitaccount of certain meetings and combina- tee appointed to inquire into certain meettions held in different parts of the country, ings and combinations endangering the tending to the disturbance of the public public tranquillity, which was laid on the tranquillity, the alienation of the affections table, and ordered to be taken into considerof the people from his Majesty's person and ation on Friday, and that the House be government, and to the overthrow of the summoned for that day. whole frame and system of the laws and SUSPENSION OF THE HABEAS CORPUS constitution ; and his Royal Highness recommends these papers to the immediate Feb. 21st.–Lord SEDMOUTH introduced and serious consideration of the House." a bill, under the title of, “ A bill to enable

THANKS TO LORD EXMOUTH. his Majesty to secure and detain in custody, Lord MELVILLE, after taking a review such persons as his Majesty shall suspect of of the cause, the mode, and the effects of the treasonable intentions against his Majesty's expedition to Algiers, and paying a well- person and government." His Lordship inmerited tribute of applause to the promp- timated, that it was thought most conveni. titude, skill, and gallantry, displayed in ent for their Lordships to discuss the printhat memorable achievement, moved the ciple of the measure on the second reading thanks of the House to Lord Exmouth, Sir of the bill, which he intended to propose David Milne, and the officers, seamen, and should take place on Monday next. Read marines; and also to Admiral Capellen, a first time, and ordered to be read a second and the officers and crews under his com- time on Monday. mand ; which motions were unanimously a- Pcb. 24th.--Lord SiDMOUTH, after moygreed to.

ing the order of the day for the second readPRINCE REGENT'S MESSAGE. ing of the bill, observed, that whatever Feb. 411.--Lord SiDMOUTH rose to pro- differences of opinion might exist as to this pose to their Lordships, an answer to the and other measures in contemplation, he message which he had last night laid before was confident that no Noble Lord could them from the Prince Regent. Their Lords have read and reflected upon the report of ships would, he had no doubt, concur in the Committee upon the table, without the the address which he should have the hon- deepest regret, calculated as it was to shock our to propose, as it would pledge their every feeling of loyalty to the Throne, and Lordships to nothing except to an exami- of aifection for the illustrious individual exnation of the evidence. He would refrain ercising its functions, and to cast a loathfrom all reference to any ulterior proceed. some stigma upon the character and dispo



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sition of the country. His Lordship then HOUSE OF COMMONS.
at great length commented on the leading
points of the report, urged the necessity of the PARLIAMENTARY RETORMRULES TO
measure, for the preservation of the consti.

tution and the salvation of the country; and
concluded with moving, that the bill be now Friday, Jarla 31.Sir FRANCIS BUR.
read a second time.

DETT having some Petitions to present, After an animated debate, protracted till praying for a Reform in the Representa past two in the morning, the House divided. tion of that House, acknowledged that he Contents, 150. Non-contents, 35. The had not felt it his duty to read them througla bill was then committed, reported, read a out, but declared that he had read their third time, passed, and ordered to be sent prayer. The CHANCELLOR of the Ex. to the Commons.

CHEQUER referred to the Speaker to knon

whether the Hon. Baronet had read the
Dissentient. Because it does not appear Petition he was about to present, when
to us, that, in the report of the Secret Com- The SPEAKER said, there were two clear
mittee, there has been stated such a case of points on this subject; the first was that is
imminent and pressing danger, as may not was the duty of a Member to state the sub
be sufficiently provided against by the pow. stance of the petition he was about to pro
ers of the Executive Government under the sent ; secondly, it was the Member's duty
existing laws, and as requires the suspension to know if it was couched in respectful less
of the most important security of the liberty guage; if not, he departed from the line of
of the country.

his duty in offering it. This was the estab. AUGUSTUS FREDERICK, BEDFORD, lished practice of the House.

ALYANLEY, MONTFORD, Essex, presented a message from the Prince Regent,
LAUDERDALE, GRÊX, WELLES- similar to that presented in the House of
Rosslyx, VassalL HOLLAND. On the motion of Lord CastLEREAGA,

votes of thanks, similar to those voted in OFFICES' CONTRIBUTION BILL,

the House of Lords, were agreed to. Feb. 28.--The House having gone into COMMITTEE OF SECRECY.. a Committee on the Malt Duty, and Offices' Feb. 5.-On the motion of Lord CASTLE Contribution Bill, Lord REDESDALE rose, REAGH, the House proceeded to ballot for pursuant to notice, to propose an amendments the Committee of Secrecy, and after the preThe Bill contained a clause of a very pecu- scribed forms were gone through, liar description, stating, That whereas his Mr BBOGDEN appeared at the Bar with Royal Highness the Prince Regent, and the report of the Committee appointed to many persons holding public offices, were scrutinize the lists given in for composing desirous of contributing a certain portion of the Committee of Secrecy, when, the report the incomes derived from these offices to having been read, twenty one gentlemen wards the public service, it was enacted, were named of the Committee. that it should be lawful to give the proper

BAVING BANKS. instructions to the officers of the Exchequer MR Rose moved to bring in a Bill for re. to receive such contributions, &c. The gulating Provident Institutions or Saving contributions were to be voluntary ; but then Banks. In reply to some remarks from Mr they would be voluntary only in the sense Curwen respecting the increasing burden of in which the contribution for beer-money the poor-rates, Mr Rose said, that he felt was formerly raised among their Lordships' great anxiety that it should not go forth to servants. When a new servant made his the public that the poor-rates would be appearance for the first time, he was ealled considerably diminished by the measure he upon to pay this beer-money ; and if he now proposed. He merely wished it to be refused, the process of hooting was resorted understood, that, as far as it went, it would to, and they continued to hoot him until he tend to afford very great relief, not only by paid the money. But he would not consent diminishing the wants and distresses of to be hooted out of his money, and he trust the labouring poor, but also by teaching ed that others would not be induced to be them to rely in future on themselves for taxed in this way, under pretence of a vo- happiness and independence. Juntary contribution. His Lordship then

NEPAUL WAR. proceeded at some length to contend, that Feb. 6.- Mr CANNING gave a history of den who held official situations frequently the rise and extending power of the Goorkinjured their private fortunes by the ex- has, with an account of the war, and its penses which they felt it necessary to incur, close ; and concluded with moving votes of and to which their salaries were, in many thanks similar to those agreed to in the instances, inadequate. His Lordship there. House of Lords. fore disapproved of the whole clause, but COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS, his amendment was negatived without a Feb, 1...The CHANCELLOR of the Exdivision.

CHEQUER having moved the order of the

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