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dy fast sailing construction were on the guns, which did not arrive till ten? stocks, and ready for launching. o'clock on the rith inst, at the position

At Cephalonia we only tound two the troops occupied, a height on a level Russian ships, and an English captured with the castle, within 400 yards of it. brig, with a small number of coasting A fire commenced on both sides with guns traders, in one of the finest harbours in and musketry, which continued the greatthe world, and capable of containing in est part of the day. In the evening safety the largest fleet.

some rockets were landed from the ship, I am, &c.

and in the course of the night some [Here follows a return of the ord.

were thrown at the citadel. At daynance, ammunition and stores found in light, I ordered two 12. pounders to be the different batteries of Cephalonia.]

landed from the ship, but before they

could possibly be disembarked, a flag of Spartan, off the island of Cerigo, Oct. 13. truce came out with an offer of surren. ,SIR,

dering, provided the garrison was al. In my last from Zante, I expressed lowed to return to Corfu. This we re. a hope that we might be able to reduce fused, and after some deliberation, it the island of Cerigo, without any far. surrendered on the same terms as those ther reinforcement. This idea was of Zante and Cephalonia. At ten strengthened by papers and plans found o'clock our troops took possession, of upon the late governor of the island the castle. I am, &c. made prisoner at Zante. Major Clarke

J. BRENTON. and myself decided upon making our

A letter also appears from the comfirst attack upon the forts in the har

mander of the Philomel, giving an acbour of Aviemmeno, in order to pre- 'count of the surrender of Ithaca, without vent the escape of any vessels which bring a gun. might be there. The forts are those of St Nicholas and St Joaquin. The first

Letter from Captain Clephane, is a stone building mounting nine guns,

Acorn, off Trieste, July 28. the latter an embrasure battery of four

Sir,- It is with the greatest satisfacguns. At four P. M. we ran into the tion I have to inform you, that the serbay. The forts opened upon us, but

vice you did me the honour to put unwere both silenced in a few minutes by der my direction, has been completely the ship and schooner, whilst the troops executed, by the boarding and bringing under Major Clarke landing, made se.

away, under a heavy fire, all the guiveral prisoners. The enemy had one boats and merchant vessels which had killed and one wounded upon this oc taken shelter under the castle of Duin, casion. Only one man of the 35th was wounded on our side.

List of vessels captured by Captain CleAt day-light on the 10th we weigh

phane, of the Acorn. ed, with the intention of immediately Three gun.boats of the Italian maattacking the Castle of Capsal, in the rine, of three 24-pounders, and so tons, bay of Cerigo, but variable winds pre- complete in ammunition, stores, &c.vented our getting - round. At two Three ditto, of three 18-pounders, and P. M. the troops and marines were land. '60 tons, complete in ammunition, stores, ed in a small cove in the bay of St. &c. Ten trabaccolas, or coasters, from Nicholas, and marched forwards to. 10 to 20 tons; one sunk, cargo of flour wards the castle, one watch of the Spar. previously taken out. tan fullowing with three small field-pie An inclosure also appears from Lord ces. I landed with the troops, that I Collingwood, giving an account of a might be able to command by signal the very spirited attack made by the boats resources of the ship, without the delay of the Excellent, Acorn, and Bustard, of sending messages, foreseeing that covered by the sloops, on a convoy of she could not be brought to against the enemy, in whick six gun.boats and the castle whilst the wind continued 'ten trabaccolas were ceptured, by Capsoutherly. The nature of the country tains West and Clephane. Two marines rendered our approach to the castle ex · were killed in the action, and one seatremely difficult, particularly for the man has since died of his wounds.

ADDRESS

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ADDRESS OF THE CITY OF LONDON commerce of these kingdoms, that great TO THE KING.

source of our riches, and fixed object of TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT

your Majesty's never-failing care and

protection, fourishing to an extent unMAJESTY,

known at any former period. The humble and duriful Address of the “ Deeply impressed with gratitude Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Com.

to Almighty God, for the innumerable mons of ihe city of London, in Com blessings he has been pleased to pour mon Council assembled.

down upon this highly favoured nation; “ Most GRACIOUS SOVEREION, and more particulariy for his wonderful “ We, the Lord, Mayor, Aldermen,

and great goodness, for having conțiand Commons of the city of London, in

nued his divine protection to your MaCommon Council assembled, approach jesty until this joyful period, we, your your Majesty's sacred person with our Majesty's faithful citizens of London, most lively and unfeigned congratula..

have implored Heaven to accept our tions on the recent anniversary of your

fervent prayers, praise, and thanksgivMajesty's accession to the throne of ing, and to continue that same provi. these realms. With joy and gladness

dential care and protection to your Mawe hailed the day, on which your Ma

jesty for many years yet to come. jesty entered into the fiftieth year of

“ Believe, Sire, that it is the warmyour Majesty's reign, not only over the

est wish and most fervent prayer of persons, but in the hearts of your Ma

your Majesty's citizens of London, that jesty's subjects.

Providence may long continue to this " When it pleased the Almighty Ru

nation so distinguished a mark of divine ler of princes to place the sceptre in your

favour; and that, in the fulness of time, Majesty's hands, the brave, free and

when your Majesty shall be called from loyal people, whom your Majesty was

your earthly to a celestial crown, the ordained to govern, received with plea memory and example of so beloved a sure your Majesty's first declaration to Sovereign may secure to a grateful peothe great Council of the nation, that,

ple the imitation of your Majesty's vir• born and educated a Briton, the pecu.

tues, the successors of your royal liar happiness of your Majesty's life

House, till time shall be no more. would ever consist in promoting the “ Signed, by order of Court, welfare of your people, and your Ma

“ HENRY WOODTHORPE." jesty's resolution to maintain our most

To which address his Majesty was excellent constitution, both in church and state, with an assurance, that the ci- gracious answer :

pleased to return the following most vil and religious rights of the subject were equally dear to your Majesty

“ I thank you for this testimony of with the most valuable prerogatives of your zeal and affection for me and my the Crowu.'

government. It has ever been my an* We experience and acknowledge

xious care to maintain the rights and the blessings of this security to our re

privileges of every class of my subjects ; ligion and laws, and that great charter of and it is a great satisfaction to me to our liberties, which, in virtue of the glo. reflect, that, in the midst of all our unrious revolution, your Majesty's illustri. exampled struggles, and notwithstandous house was called to defend. Thro' ing the duration of the wars in which, the lapse of nearly half a century, your

for the safety of my people, I have been Majesty has proved yourself, on every engaged, the commerce and manufacoccasion, unwearied in the maintain

tures of my city of London have been ance and practice of all the principles so

carried to an extent unknown at any graciously pledged.

former period.” “ It is a proud subject for your Ma They were all received very graciousjesty's faithful citizens of London to ly, and had the honour to kiss his Marecord, that, in the midst of all our in- jesty's hand ; after which his Majesty exampled struggles, your Majesty is en was pleased to create the Lord Mayor abled to say now, as at the commence. a Baronet, and conferred the honour of ment of your Majesty's reign, that your Knighthood on William Plomer, Esq. Majesty can see, with joy of heart, the Alderman. December 1809.

SCOT.

Scottish Chronicle.

a new

CIRCUIT INTELLIGENCE, culpable negligence on the part of the
Perth, Sept. 15.

magistrates, and the Judge administerLORDS CULLEN AND HERMAND.

ed a reproof from the bench.

James M'Donald, in the parish of DAVID Anderson, a young man, resi- Strathdon, and Peter Stephen in the padenter in Lochgalley, accused of fe.

rish of Crathie, accused of deforcing loniously entering a park where some

revenue officers, were outlawed for not cattle were pasturing, and there stabbing appearing, and their bail.bonds forfeited. and killing an ox, the property of a far

James M'Hardy, and Ronald MʻGre. mer in the neighbourhood, and thereaf

gor, were also indicted for the deforceter selling the skin and part of the car.

ment of revenue officers. The diet a. case. He pled guilty, declaring that he gainst the former was deserted pro loca committed the deed with another man,

et tempore, and he was recommitted on who had since fied into England. The

warrant. The latter was out. Jury found him Guilty. He was sen. lawed for not appearing. tenced to be transported for seven years.

Isobel M.Kay and Jean Allan, two John Ferguson, papermaker in the

young women in Cupar of Angus, were parish of Auchterarder, was put to the

put to the bar, charged with breaking bar, indicted for pushing his horse at full speed up the South Street of Perth, house in that town, and stealing there.

open the door of a mantuamaker's in May last, and riding over an old wo

from a quantity of wearing apparel.man of the name of M‘Leish, so as to

Both pannels pled Guilty to the charge, occasion her death. A great many and the jury having returned a verdict witnesses on the part of the crown,

of Guilty, upon their own confession, and a few on the part of the pannel, the Judge, after a very impressive and were called and examined. The evi. suitable address, sentenced the

to be dence did not go to prove any mali- imprisoned for twelve months in the cious intention, but only a degree jail of Perth. of culpable and dangerous negligence This finishes the business of the noron the part of the pannel. The Jury thern circuit. brought in a verdict of Not Guilty ; but the Chancellor stated it to be the una Inverary, Oct. 2.- -LORD Justice CLERK. nimous wish of the Jury, that the pannel should receive an admonition from Constantine O'Neal, accused of mur. the Court, because they considered der. The Jury brought in a verdict of him as faulty. The pannel was.assoil. Not Guilty, and he was dismissed from zied, and dismissed from the bar.

the bar. William Forbes and John Cameron Malcolm Livingstone, accused of dewere indicted for an assault on a post. forcing the officers of his Majesty's re. boy, in the neighbourhood of Callendar. venue, Several of the most material Mr Hagart, their counsel, objected to witnesses being absent, the diet was de. the trial going on, because the criminal serted pro loco et tempore, and he was letters were quite informal. The De. re committed upon a new warrant. pute Advocate acquiesced in the objec. Margaret M‘Phadien, accused of mur. tion, and it was sustained by the Court. der, was brought to the bar, when Mr The pannels were recommitted on a John Cunningham, advocate, stated that new warrant.

the pannel had been for a considerable Charles Pennycook, accused of for time past, and was at the present mo. ging bills, was outlawed for not appear. ment, in a state of derangement of mind, ing. He broke the jail of Perth some and the same being proved to the satis.

The Depute Advocate faction of the Court, she was recommit. complained of this 'circumstance as a ted to jail, therein to be detained till li.

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berated in due course of law, or till her being overtaken on the road from Peefather shall find sufficient caution and bies to Edinburgh, by the carriage which surety to keep her in 'safe custody, to conveys the mail between these places, the satisfaction of the Magistrates of In. took an inside passage, seized the mail verary, himself under a penalty of 201. bag, and took out of it and stole all the sterling, and two sureties, under a pe. letters that were for the Edinburgh depalty of 201. sterling; and, on such cau livery. The prisoner having pleaded tion being found, the Magistrates of In- guilty, Mc Solicitor-General restricted verary are ordained to deliver over the the charge to an arbitrary punishment. said Margaret M.Phadien to her father. The jury brought in a verdict of Guilty,

The Circuit Court was opened at Ayr and the Court were unanimously of oby Lord Craigon the unth of September; pinion, that the very lowest degree of there was no business before the Court. punishment, which they could possibly

award, was that of transportation be. HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY.

yond seas for fourteen years. The Lord On Tuesday, Oct. 10. came on the Justice Clerk, on passing sentence, extrial of Robert Fergusson, paperinaker pressed himself in very strong terms on at Airthrey Mills, accused of counter the serious consequences which must feiting the Excise stamp and officer’s necessarily arise from a robbery of the subscription on the wrappers of the pa. mail, a crime for which the law had proper manufactured by him, with a view vided, and most wisely provided, a capiof defrauding the revenue. Some ob- tal punishment, as there was no offence jections to the relevancy of the indict. which so deeply affected the security of ment having been repelled, the trial pro. commerce, the credit of individuals, and ceeded, when a number of witnesses the peace and comfort of private famiwere examined for the Crown, by whom lies. the fact of the pannel having a number On Monday Dec. 1 t. came on the trial of reams of paper with forged stamps in of John Armstrong, accused of breaking inhis possession, and also his having ven. to the shop of William Robertson, mer. ded the same, was clearly established. chant in Dalkeith, on the evening of the Some witnesses were examined in excul. 31st October last, and stealing therefrom pation, the tendency of whose evidence the following articles : Two pieces of went to throw suspicion on the charac. superfine black cloth, two pieces of suter of the prisoner's son, and to shew perfine blue ditto, two pieces West of that the pannel, at the time charged in England ditto, two pieces black silk the indictment, was incapable, through florentine, one imitation shawl, ten piedisease, of committing the crime laid to ces thread edging, ten pieces French his charge. The jury were charged by cambric, not entire, five pieces ditto, Mr Solicitor. General Boyle for the uncut, nine new silver watches, and one Crown, and in a most ingenious speech old ditto. by Mr Jeffrey for the pannel; the Lord The prisoner pleaded Not Guilty; and Justice Clerk summed up the evidence, some objections stated against the releNext day the jury returned their ver Vancy having been over-ruled by the dict, all in one voice finding the pannet Court, the following evidence on the guilty of having in his possession, in part of the public prosecutor was adduThe month of July last, certain reams of ced. paper, having upon the wrappers there. Christian Robertson, wife of William of counterfeit marks and stamps, and of Robertson, merchant in Dalkeith, devending the same, knowing them to be poned, That on the night the robbery forged. A plea, urged by the pannel's was committed, she, along with the ap counsel in arrest of judgment, was over- prentice, carefully shut up the shop, ruled; and, after a suitable exhortation about half past eight o'clock, by lockfrom the Lord Justice Clerk, he was ing the doors, and that the locks were adjudged to be transported beyond seas tried after this took place ; that she for seven years.

carried the keys to her dwelling house, On Tuesday, Oct. 31. came on the which is immediately above the shop, trial of William Oliver, for robbing the and deposited them in her own drawmail. The libel states, that, on Wed- ers, which she also locked up; and a. nesday the 28th of June last, the pannel, bout is o'clock, when her husband pro

posed

posed to go down to the shop to put in three pieces of cut cloth, he deponed
ilic watch dog, which was his usual prac. were of the same patterns and texture.
tice, she gave him the keys. On his The value of the whole goods carried
going down to the shop, he called out off he stated to be 2001. at least; and
to the deponent that the doors were o. added, that he never sold a watch with
pen, and asked her if the shop had been a bag upon it, the bags, with marks up-
previously locked ? to which she an. on them, being put merely for the use
swered, that it had. Upon which her of his apprentice.
husband said, that a robbery had surely William Mackintosh, clerk to James
been committed, as both the doors, by Smith, W.$. found a piece of cloth on
which there was access from the back the road between Dalkeith and Edin:
part to the shop, were open. The wite burgh, about half a mile from Dalkeith,
ness went immediately down, and found on the evening of the robbery ; previous
this to be the case; and also saw seve to finding, which, he passed two men on
ral parcels, which had been taken from the road going towards Edinburgh with
the shelves, lying upon the counter, o. bundles on their back. This piece of
pened up. On trying the locks of the cloth he identified in court.
doors, which were found open, it was Margaret Cochran, servant to Mr Ro.
extremely difficult to lock the outer one, bertson, George's square, also found a
which before was always easy:

piece of cloth on the night of the robu
Mr Robertson, the next witness cal. þery in St Patrick's square, which she
led, deponed, that when he went down also identified.
to put his watch-dog into the shop, he Janet Patison, late servant to Mrs Fer.
found both the doors open by which it gusson, Crosscauseway, deponed, that
js entered behind ; and, on making this the prisoner came tolive in her mistress's
discovery, he asked his wife if the doors house about a fortnight before he was ap.
had been locked, to which she answered prehended for the robbery. He called
that they had. On examining the shop, himself Smith, and was accompanied by
he found the articles inissing which are a woman, whom the witness understood
mentioned in the indictment ; they had was his wife, as she was named Mrs
been taken from the shelves along with Smith, as also by a man of the name of
other goods, and the best of them selec- Brown, These persons occupied the
ted and carried off by the thieves, while upper or garret-rooms of the house ; and
what they did not consider as fit for on the night of the robbery the prisoner
their purpose, being less valuable, they was not in his lodgings at ten o'clock,
left behind. Immediately on this dis. the witness having occasion at that hour
covery, Mr Robertson awoke his ap to go into his room, wbere she saw
prentice, who had gone to bed, and then Brown and the woman only. Next
they went to the sherift officer in Dal. morning, at 7 o'clock, the prisoner came
keith, to whom the occurrence was com home, and appeared extremely haggard;
municated, who accompanied the de. his shoes and stockings were covered
ponent in visiting almost all the public with dụst ; he did not speak on enter-
houses in Dalkeith, but without ma- ing the house, but rushed past the wit-
king any discovery. On being shown

ness, and ran up stairs. four watches in Court, which were co. James Wilson, sheriff substitute, depnvered with leather bags, Mr Robertson ned, that he was directed by the Sheriff to swore distinctly to their being bis pro search for the prisoner. On going to the perty, as the bags not only contained house of Miln, a spiritdealer in Infira his private marks, but the names writ- mary street, alangst with Mr Alexander ten upon them corresponded wiih the Callander, town-clerk, and other officers, names of the makers of the watches. they observed the prisoner and a woHe also identified a piece of Yorkshire man, whom he called his wife, leaving blue cloth, upon which was his private the house. Archibald Campbell, officer, mark; three pieces of lace, on the cards seized Armstrong, who immediately of which was the same mark, and, as to dropt a silver watch, which Campbell the lace, he swore that it was of the same picked up. They were taken back to quality as that stolen from his shop; one Miln's house ; when two watches piece of florentine, one piece of silk, and were found upon the prisoner, and be.

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