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paid in like manner, upon the said Arthur Thistlewood being apprehended and lodged in any one of his Majesty's gaols: and we do hereby strictly charge and command all persons upon their allegiance, not to receive or harbour the said James Watson and Arthur Thistlewood, or either of them: all persons offending herein will Le thereby guilty of high treason. And we do hereby promise a like reward of five hundred pounds to any person who shall discover and apprehend, or cause to be discovered and apprehended, any person so receiving or harbouring the said James Watson and Arthur Thistlewood, or either of them: to be paid upon the conviction of the person or persons so receiving or harbouring as aforesaid; which said several sums of five hundred pounds the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury are hereby required and directed to pay accordingly.

Given at the Court at Carltonhouse, the 18th day of February, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, in the fifty-seventh year of his Majesty's reign.

The above-named James Watson is a surgeon by profession, and has been employed in that capacity on board a Greenland ship: he is a young man, apparently about twenty-three or twenty-four years of age, but is only twenty; dark hair, rather pale complexion, five feet five inches high, has a mark or mole with a few hairs on it, on his left cheek bone near the eye, the left eyelid rather dropping over the eye, very faint remains of smallpox in his face, has rather a wide

mouth, and shows his teeth (which are very black) when he laughs; he sometimes wore a brown great coat, black under coat, black waistcoat, drab breeches, and long gaiters; and at other times he wore a black coat and waistcoat, blue pantaloons, and Hessian boots: his appearance shabby genteel: he formerly lodged in Hyde-street, Bloomsbury.

Arthur Thistlewood is about 45 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches high, has a sallow complexion, long visage, dark hair (a little grey), small whiskers, dark hazel eyes, and arched eyebrows, a wide mouth, and a good set of teeth, has a sear under his right jaw, is slender made, walks very upright, and has much the appearance of a military man; was born in Lincolnshire, and apprenticed to an apothecary at Newark, and has been a lieutenant in the army: he usually wore a French greycoloured coat, buff waistcoat, greycoloured Wellington pantaloons, with Hessian boots under them, and at times a dark brown great coat.

19. So rapid and extensive has been the exchange of the old silver for the new coinage, that the large hall given exclusively by the Bank of England for the public accommodation was yesterday nearly empty, and three-fourths of the persons employed for the purpose of exchange were left entirely idle. No old coin appears in circulation. Thus, in a few days, an extensive coinage has been put into circulation, without creating the least confusion.

Particulars of the wreck and plunder of the Inverness, Captain Leitch, in the river Shannon,


loaded at Limerick with a cargo of provisions, on account of Mr. E. D. Hanmer's contract with the Victualling Board, and bound to London.

From Captain Miller of the Police to Mr.Spaight, Merchant, Limerick.

Kilrush, Feb. 24.

Dear Spaight. As I am now in possession of most of the particulars of the wreck of the Inverness, I shall detail them to you, as follows:

She went on shore on Wednesday night, the 19th instant, mistaking Rinevaha for Carrigaholt, and would have got off by the next spring-tide, had the peasantry not boarded and rendered her not sea-worthy, by scuttling her, and tearing away all her rigging: they then robbed the crew of all their clothes, tore their shirts, which they made bags of, to carry away the plunder; and then broached the tierces of pork and distributed the contents to people on shore, who waited to convey them up the country. The alarm having reached this on Thursday, a serjeant and 12 of the police were sent down, with the chief constable at their head, and they succeeded in re-taking some of the provisions and securing them, driving the mob from the wreck. The police kept possession of what they had got during the night; but very early on Friday morning the people collected in some thousands, and went down to the beach, where they formed into three bodies, and cheered each other with hats off, advancing with threats, declaring that they defied the police, and would possess themselves again of what had

been taken from them, and of the arms of the police: the police formed into one body, and, showing three fronts, endeavoured to keep them at bay, but in vain: they assailed them with stones, sticks, scythes, and axes; and gave some of our men some severe blows, which exasperated them so much, that they were under the necessity of firing in self-defence, and four of the assistants fell victims, two of whom were buried yesterday. During their skirmishing, which began about 7 o'clock, one of the men, mounted, was dispatched to this town for a reinforcement, when Major Warburton, in half an hour, with 20 cavalry and a few infantry mounted behind them, left this, and in one hour and a half were on board the wreck, and took 12 men in the act of cutting up the wreck: one of them made a blow of a hatchet at Major Warburton, which he warded off, and snapped a pistol at him; the fellow immediately threw himself overboard, when Troy charged him on horseback up to the horse's knees in water, and cut him down. The fellows then flew in every direction, pursued by our men, who took many of them, and wounded several. Nine tierces of pork had been saved. Her bowsprit, gaff, and spars, are all gone, with every stitch of canvass, and all the running rigging. The shrouds are still left: two anchors and their cables are gone, and even the ship's pump. A more complete plunder has seldom been witnessed. Yesterday the revenue-wherry went down to Rinevaha, and returned in the evening with the Major and a small party, with


thirty-five prisoners, who now are all lodged in Bridewell. The women, in multitudes, assembled to supply the men with whisky to encourage them. Nothing could exceed the coolness of

Balfice and his party, who certainly made a masterly retreat to the slated store at Carrigaholt, where I found them. He and Fitzgerald were wounded, but not severely Fitzgerald had a mira culous escape, and would have been murdered, but was preserved by a man he knew, Kerry, who put him under his bed, &c. &c. (Signed)

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1. Treves. The 29th of Febru. ary was a day of terror to us. About 1 p. m. a dreadful storm arose, accompanied with thunder, lightning, snow, and rain. A thunderbolt fell perpendicularly on the church of St. Paulinus, one of the finest in Germany, and in less than an hour the whole building was in flanies.


steeple, and the whole of the roof, which was of combustible materials, were consumed: the interior of the church happily escaped.

The bears have appeared in much larger number than usual, between Irkutsk and Nerischinsk, in Siberia, 12 or 1,500 leagues from the capital of Russia. They penetrated with fury into the hamlets and remote habitations, the inhabitants of which had for a time much difficulty in repelling their attacks. About Werehne

Oudensk near 400 of these ferocious animals were killed.


(From a private Letter.)


Radstock, near Bath, March2. On Friday last, the colliers in the neighbourhood of Radstock and Paulton collected in a number of about three thousand, and manifested some very serious symptons of riot and destruction to the pits and the buildings annexed to them, which spread the greatest consternation through the whole neighbourhood. John Hippisley, accompanied by his brother magistrates, and several gentlemen, repaired to the spot, where he pointed out to them, in an impressive speech, the enormity of their offence. He read the Riot Act: it had no effect. They then proceeded, and took possession of several of the works, and sent persons down into the pits to compel those who worked in them to be drawn up, and then administered an oath not to work any more until their grievances were redressed, and threatened that night to demolish the works. Sir John and the magistrates sent immediately for a troop of the 23d Lancers at Bristol, and the North Somerset Yeomanry, part of which arrived, and kept order for that night, and by day-break the whole of the North Somerset Yeomanry were on parade at Stone-Easton-house, and other places pointed out to them, so as to render assistance at every point where danger was apprehended. About nine o'clock Sir John Hippisley, accompanied by a numerous assemblage of magistrates and gentlemen, pro


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ceeded to Paulton, where these men were said to be, who, on hearing of the approach of the military, retired to Clandown coal-pits, and being pursued, retired to Radstock, where they made a stand, well furnished with immense bludgeons, and on seeing the cavalry approaching, gave three cheers, and called out, Bread or Blood; Hunt for ever! The cavalry here came up, and filing off to the right and left, surrounded them, when Sir John Hippisley and the magistrates came into the centre, and addressed them the following effect:-He wished to know what they wanted? They replied, full wages, and that they were starving.' Sir John informed them, that the mode they had now adopted, by thus unlawfully assembling, was the very way to prevent any grievances they complained of being attended to: that he and his brother magistrates were determined to do their duty, and do it they would. Sir John stated to them, he was well informed, and knew, that their minds were inflamed by the disaffected, not only in specches, but by parodies on the liturgy of the church, endeavouring not only to seduce them from their King, but from their God.

Previous to Sir John Hippisley's reading the riot act, he informed these infatuated men, that if they continued and remained one hour after the act was read, it would subject every person remaining to the sentence of death. He then read the riot act, when four of the principal of these deluded men were secured, and sent to Ilchester prison, escorted by a

detachment of the North Somerset yeomanry cavalry, when the remainder dispersed.

It has been deemed necessary to station part of the 23d dragoons at Paulton and Radstock, and the yeomanry will be kept on duty for a few days longer on their respective parades.

Sir John then, in a speech to the yeomanry, by the request of the magistrates and gentlemen present, returned them sincere thanks for the alacrity with which the wbsembled, and expatiated on

utility of this valuable description of force; and was happy in being able to assert from the first authority, that the yeomanry would be considered as forming a part of the peace establishment: To you, Gentlemen of the North Somerset Yeomanry, it would be utterly imposible for me to give that well-earned and merited praise you are so justly entitled to on this as on all former occasions; your appearance and steadiness under arms has been acknowledged by all the general officers under whom you have done your duty. The thanks you have so often received from the general of the district, the corporations of Bath and Bristol, the lieutenancy and magistrates of this county, are a convincing proof of your value.'

Another Account.-A tumultuous and disorderly proceeding commenced on February 28th, amongst the colliers at Paulton, who, in consequence of an arrangement amounting to a reduction of one-tenth of their wages, refused to work. This irregular step was but too readily followed


by the miners in several of the neighbouring collieries, who, being assembled in considerable numbers, were collectively and most impressively addressed by that active magistrate, Sir J. Cox Hippisley, Bart. but they did not seem disposed to separate until the riot act had been read; in consequence of which they dispersed, and order seems completely restored. A reward of 20 guineas is offered for the discovery of the principal mover of this most ill-advised procedure.-Bath Chronicle.

Paulton, Tuesday night, Mas 4.. -It is with great pleasure we state, that all the colliers in this and the neighbouring mines are pursuing their usual employment with great satisfaction and content; and it is hoped and believed that their late misconduct is now become matter of most serious regret. A number of most inflammatory publications had been sold by a higgler at Paulton (where the mischief originated.) The leaders were arrested; but the poor wretches who followed them, we believe, were perfectly innocent of any bad design. We would, however, caution them to avoid those blasphemous and seditious publications which have caused their riotous conduct; and recommend them to look to their masters as their best friends. We are assured that there is not a collier-master in Somerset who at present puts a penny a year in his pocket; they must lose at the reduced prices, but they look forward to better times."-Ditto.

6. A melancholy accident happened in the lead mines belonging to Messrs. Horner, Hurst, and Co. Leadhills, in the forenoon of the


1st instant, occasioned by the air being rendered impure from the smoke of a fire-engine, placed about 100 feet under-ground. As soon as the danger was ascertained, two miners and the company's blacksmith descended to the relief of their neighbours below, when unfortunately the two miners perished in the humane attempt. Many of the miners who were at work at the time were violently affected, almost to suffocation, but are now out of danger. We have since learned, that in all seven dives have been lost by this melancholy accident.-Edin. Paper.

Fatal Duel.-Of the duel be. tween Lieut. Hindes and Lieut. Gilbert Conroy, of the 90th regiment, in garrison at Plymouth, the Plymouth paper contains the following further particulars :— "It took place near PlymptonMary Bridge, the 8th inst. about seven o'clock in the morning, and the former officer received a wound that terininated his existence in the early part of the following day, at the London Inn, in Plympton Eade, whither he was conveyed after the duel. It appeared on the investigation before the mayor of that borough, who sat as coroner virtute officii, and a very respectable jury, that the affair had been a long time in agitation; but the cause of the dispute did not transpire. This investigation occupied two days, when the jury brought in a verdict of wilful murder against Mr. G. Conroy and Mr. Alexander Stewart, who attended the deceased to the field. There was nothing to implicate Mr. Conroy's second, whose name the jury could not discover. The duel was fought at

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