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able character for you? Do you off Falmouth, and 230 persons
The Corona and Bellona, of 32
guns each, were taken, and the Chronological Account of Remarka- Favorite, of 44 guns, burnt.
ble Occurrences during the year 14. The Foundation stone of the 1811.
second wet dock at Leith laid, by
William Calder, Esq. Lord Provost Jan. 11. A DHUTATION of both of Edinburgh.
15. The French, under Massena, ment waited upon the Prince of commenced their retreat, on the Wales, with the resolutions confer- 5th, from their position at Santarem, ting on him the office of Regent, of and were closely pursued by the which he was pleased to accept. British army, under Lord Welling
A similar deputation waited on ton. Several partial actions took the Queen at Windsor.
place, from the 5th to the 15th, in 15. Parliament opened by com- which the British were uniformly mission, and the regency bill brought successful.
20. Maria Louisa, Empress of · 17. Great opposition made to France, delivered of a son, who was various restricting clauses in the afterwards created King of Rome. regency bill, but it was carried in 21. Campo Major taken by the favour of Ministers by narrow ma- French, after a short siege. jorities. The debate continued 25. Marshal Beresford's cavalry till the bill finally passed both Hou- defeated a superior body of French ses.
horse: The enemy lost above five Feb. 4. The regency bill received hundred men ; the British one hunthe royal assent by commmission.
dred and seventy. 6. The Prince of Wales installed 27. The Duke of Gloucester eRegent.
lected Chancellor of the University 12. The session of Parliament for- of Cambridge. mally opened; by a speech from the - The island of Anholt attacked Prince Regent, which was delivered by a Danish flotilla, with four thouby commission. The addresses of sand men on board. They were both Houses passed unanimously. totally defeated by the garrison,
21. The John and Jane transport consisting of only three hundred Tup down by the Franchise frigate, and fifty men, under Captain Mau
rice. The Danes lost, a great num- latter were repulsed, after a most: . ber in killed and wounded, and five sanguinary contest. Major Genehundred and fifty were taken pri- ral Houghton was killed, leading on
his brigade. Great storms in Cadiz Bay, Action between the American which lasted till the 29th, when up- frigate President and the British wards, of fifty vessels were driven' sloop of war Little Belt, in which ashore and wrecked.
the latter had a number of men: 29. Gustavus Adolphus, late King killed and wounded. of Sweden, leaves England for the 20. A severe engagement, off continent.
Madagascar, between his Majesty's April 10. Parliament voted 100,0001. ships Astrea, Phæbe, Galatea, Racetowards relieving the Portuguese, horse, and three large French friwho had suffered during the retreat gates, of 44 guns each. Two of of the French army.
the latter, La Renommee and La 15. Olivenza surrendered to Mar- Nereide, were taken ; but the third, shal Beresford.
La Clorinde, 'made ber escape. 23 and 27. The French attacked The right honourable Robert the piquets of the British on the Blair, Lord President of the Court, Azava, but were repulsed with loss. of Session, died suddenly at his
May 1. A meeting held at Lon- house in George's Square, Edindon, and a subscription entered into burgh. for the relief of the suffering Por - The budget opened by Mr tuguese, when '4000). were subscribe Perčeval, in the House of Comed in less than two hours.
mons: The hat duty was repealed, 5. A desperate battle at Fuentes and 'no new taxes imposed. de Honor, in Portugal, in which 21. The Faculty of Advocates vo-the French were defeated.
ţed a statue to the memory of Pre8. A meeting held at Edinburgh, sident Blair. for relief of the Portuguese, when Another great thunder storm a considerable sum was raised, in the neighbourhood of Dumfries,
Arthur William Hodge, Esq. &c, executed at Tortola, for the murder. Lord Sidmouth's bill for a, of one of his slaves.
mending and explaining the acts 11. Almeida evacuated by the relative to dissenters rejected in French. The garrison effeeted their the House of Lords. escape through tlie blockading ar 25. A large body of French ca. my.
valry defeated near Usagre, in Por14. A remarkable storm of thun- tugal, by the honourable Major-Geder and lightning, which did con- neral Lumley, siderable damage in the neighbour - The Duke of York reappointhood of Glasgow, Stirling Dum- ed Commander in Chief. fries, Carlisle, Newcastle, Sheffield, 27. A violent storm of hail, which &c. and in which several people lost was felt severely in the counties of their lives.
Hereford, and GloucesThe foundation-stone of St ter, as, Dreat damage, particuGeorge's Church, Charlotte Square, larly in the civy of Worcester and Edinburgh, laid.
its neighbourhood. 16. Battle of Albuera, in Portu. 28. Lord Viscount Melville died gal, between the aļlies, under Mar- suddenly, at the house of his neshal Beresford, and the French, un- phew, George's Square, Edinburgh. der Marshal Soult, in which the Lord President Blair interred
in the Greyfriars burial ground, the iards were killed in the city, 1000) Magistrates, Professors of the Uni- sabred or drowned, and nearly versity, a deputation of the Clergy 10,000 made prisoners. of the Church of Scotland, with – The House of Lords found, those belonging to the city, the after an investigation which lasted Judges of the Courts of Session and several months, that the claimant Justiciary, the Barons of Exches to the title of Earl of Berkeley, had quer, the Faculty of Advocates, not made out his case. By this Writers to the signet, and Solicitors decision, the title goes to the fourth before these Courts, accompanying son of the late Earl, being the first the procession, in their robes. born legitimate child.
31. An extraordinary flux and July 5. Representatives from the reflux of the sea at Plymouth. different provinces of the Caraccas,
June 2. Christophe crowned King assembled in a general congresso of Hayti, by the title of Henry the publish a declaration of indepenFirst.
dence. 7. An earthquake felt at the Cape 7. A severe hurricane in the of Good Hope.
West Indies, which continued till 7. A severe thunder storm at the 8th, when a number of vessels Edinburgh, during which the light- were lost. ning struck the house of Dr Hen 14. The office of the Paisley L'nderson, at Fountainbridge, which ion Bank, at Glasgow, broken into, was considerably damaged, and so and upwards of 20,0001. in bank severely burnt a servant-maid that ' notes carried ott. she died in a short time after.
24. Parliament prorogued by 11. The siege of Badajos raised commission. by the allies, after two attempts to 29. The yellow fever broke out take it by storm.
at Carthagena, and several other 14. A great fire at Konigsberg, places on the coast of Spain, and in Prussia, which burnt almost the continued to rage through the rest half of the suburbs ; 134 granaries of the season. were burnt, and the damage com 30. A proclamation issued by the puted at a million of rixdollars. · Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for en
18. A volcanic island, which arose forcing the convention act. from the bottom of the sea, off the 32. An extraordinary meeting of west end of St Michael's, one of the Catholic commitiee held in the Azores, discovered and taken Dublin, when a number of resolupossession of by the Sabrina slooptions were passed, expressive of of war, in the name of his Britan- their determination to meet for the nic Majesty
purpose of petitioning Parliament. 19. In the Court of King's Bench, August 4. The British troops land a verdict was given for the defen- in the island of Java. dant, in the action of Sir Francis 5. Five catholic gentlemen arBurdett against the Serjeant : rested at Dublin, by virtue of warArms of the House of Comms.fire rants from the Lord Chief Justice,
- A grand fete giv - ! We for acting as delegates to the Catho, Prince Regent, at Carleton-house, lic committee in honour of the King's birth-day, 8. Batavia surrendered to the when upwards of 2000 of the nobi- British forces. lity and gentry sat down to dinner. 10. A sharp action with the ene
28. Tarragona taken by storm by my in Java, in which they lost a the French. Four thousand Span. General and 300 men.
12. Mr Saddler ascended in a October 1. Several gentlemen apballoon, from the Mermaid, Hack pointed by the British Government ney, accompanied by Lieutenant as Commissioners to mediate bePaget, royal navy, and, after a plea- tween Spain and her American sant aerial voyage, descended near colonies. Tilbury Fort, in Essex.
4. A Newhaven boat lost on the 13. The city of New Valencia, in passage from Kinghorn; three of South America, taken by storm, the crew drowned, and the fourth by General Miranda, forinerly in saved with great difficulty. the service of the French republic, 13. A violent gale of wind from the commander of the revolutionary the S. W. which did considerable forces.
damage to the shipping, &c. 19. The fortress of Figueras sur 14. The Pomone frigate lost, by rendered to the French, after a striking on the Needle rocks. blockade of four months.
19. The honourable Charles Hay, 26. A severe battle between the Lord Newton, died suddenly in British and French, near Batavia, Forfarshire. in which the latter were completely 22. The right honourable Charles defeated, with the loss of 2000 kil- Hope appointed President of the led and 5000 made prisoners, in College of Justice, in room of Precluding three Generals. The loss sident Blair, deceased. of the British, above 800 in killed 25. General Blake defeated by and wounded.
the French army under Suchet, 29. A comet appeared, not fore. 'when attempting to relieve Saguntohl by the astronomers, and was tum, near Valencia, in consequence still visible in December, though of which the place surrendered. much diminished in splendour.
23. A division of the French Sep. 17. A revolt of the free army of Portugal, under General people of colour and negroes broke Girard, surprised by General Hill; out in the island of Martinique, and 300 killed, upwards of 1000 taken continued till the 21st, when it was prisoners, including two Generals suppressed without much blood- and 40 officers, with all their artilshed.
lery and baggage. 21. Bonaparte, while on a tour 29. The right honourable David to the coast of Holland, witnessed Boyle appointed Justice Clerk, in the capture of a praam at Boulogne, the room of President Hope. by the Naiad frigate, Captain Car 30. The sloop Fame, of Carron, teret, Rinaldo, Redpole, and Cas- captured by a French privateer, tilian brigs, and Viper cutter, after brought up to the North Queens an engagement with seven praams ferry, with six Frenchmen and 15 smaller vessels.
board, during a storm, under the 25 and 27. Some smart skirmish- direction of a boy of 13 years of es between the allied and French age. armies in Portugal, in which the 31. A dreadful storm of wind and latter, after having succeeded in rain, accompanied by extraordinathrowing supplies into Ciudad Rod- ry high tides, which eontinued severigo, retreated to Salamanca. ral days, and did very great damage
28. A boxing match took place along the coast., at Thisleton Gap, Rutlandshire, Nov. 10. A fire broke out in the between Crib and Molineaux, in Exchequer Chambers, Edinburgh, which the former was victor. Up-, which was happily extinguished wards of 50,0001. were betted on without doing any material damage. the occasion.
12. The Court of Session met for
the winter. On this occasion the sum of 20,0001. Part of the money
Lane, London. A reward of 500l. 15. A ferry-boat lost between offered to discover the murderers. Fort George and Fortrose, and elev. 21. A house in Castlehill, Edinen persons drowned.
burgh, blown up bv gunpowder; 16. Robert Craigie, Esq. took one woman was killed, and several his seat as one of the Judges of the other persons wounded, one of Court of Session, by the title of whom (a woman), is since dead. Lord Craigie.
24. Bonaparte, by a decree, calls - Serious riots at Nottingham, out 120,000 men, of the conscrip'created principally by the journey- tion of 1812. men weavers destroying articles of 27. Williams, one of the persons machinery which diminished the apprehended on suspicion of being demand for labour.
concerned in the murders at Rai21. Dr Sheridan, one of the clifle Highway and New Gravel Catholic delegates, tried in the Lane, found suspended in his cell Court of King's Beneh, Dublin, . in Coldbath-fields prison. Froin and acquitted.
evidence exainined since his death, 27. Á powder-mill blew up at little doubt remains of his being Waltham Abbey, by which seven one of the perpetrators of these persons lost their lives.
horrid crimes. 30. David Williamson and Adam New-year's day morning a verv Gillies, Esqrs. took their seats on great number oi people were knockthe bench, the former as Lord Bal- ed down and robbed on the streets gray, the latter as Lord Gillies. of this city, some of them danger.
- Horrid mutiny. and murder ously hurt. The most active neacommitted on board a prize ship in sures have been adopted by the mathe Channel. The perpetrators gistrates to discover the offenders. were convicted, and hanged at A policeman died in the Royal inPortsmouth.
firmary, three days after, in conseDec. 5. The Saldanha frigate, quence of the hurts he received on Captain the honourable W. Paken- this occasion. ham, lost off the coast of Ireland, with all the crew.
On a certain spetics of Inhospitality. 7. Mr and Mrs Marr, their infant son, and a servant lad, aged E are not so hospitable as we 14, most inhumanly murdered in once were; bui this is the their own house, in Ratcliffe High- natural consequences of increased way, London.
A reward of 5001. civilization and intercourse with offered by Government for a disco- strangers. Our hospitality now, is very of the perpetrators.
confined to our own friends and ac1o. Benjamin Walsh, Esq. Mem- quaintances; but among some of us ber of Parliament for Wooton Bas- there is a strange species of inhossett, apprehended at Falmouth, for pitality, which, for the honour of feloniously stealing from Sir Thomas Scotland, cannot be too strongly Plomer, the Solicitor-General, the resisted before it tahes such deep