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other gentlemen of the Medical Staff.- immediately sent off boats to take up the The regiments are, 3d, 4th, 5th, 8th, soldiers, but unfortunately the ship sunk 9th, 14th, 23d, 26th, 27th, 30th, 34th, in the sands before they could get to 36th, 89th, 915t, and 95th, with a de- her. On the Dutch pilot sounding over tachment of the Royal Artillery and the wreck the following day, she had 18 Waggon Train.

The Hanoverian feet of water over her hulk. The Dutch troops all embarked partly in the Elbe, Admiral treated Capt. Jones in the and partly in the Weser. Lord Paget's kindest and most humane manner, supbrigade, consisting of three regiments of plying him with money and cloaths, and Light Dragoons, landed at Yarmouth on shewing every attention which could the 19th February, and proceeded to alleviate his distressed situation. Ipswich immediately.

Officers, &c. saved-A Captain (name It is with extreme concern, however, not mentioned.) Capt. Jones. Assistwe are to state, that several of the trans- ant Surgeon Armstrong. Serjeants D. ports, on their passage to Germa:y, French and B. Berk. Corporal John have been lost by stormy weather ; the Leslie. Privates, Jn. Wakefield, Jn. particulars of which have only lately Hopskinson, Michael Donelly, Stephen been communicated.

Thatcher, Lancelot Loth, Charles Billy, On the roth of Dec. a large fleet of Thomas Dorrick, and Henry Judge, transports with troops, sailed from the

Women, Jane Field and Jane ThatchDowns, for the Weser, under convoy of er.-Children, Jane Field and Jane several frigates, and a number of cut- Thatcher.-9. sailors—Total saved 27. ters and gunbrigs, when a most violent Officers, &c. drowned.-Captain Gargale arose on the 12th, and about 40 of stin; Lieutenants Campbell and Markthe transports separated from the con- ham; Ensigns Cunningham and Ma. voy. Some effected their escape back theson; 10 serjeants; un corporals; to the Downs, and others proceed- 203 privates; 22 women ; 8 children i ed on their voyage to the appointed 2 mates, and 4 sailors.--Total drowned, rendezvous. Several, however, were 265. not so fortunate. The Aurora trans- Official advices have been received port, with the staff and about 250 of of the loss of the Helder transport on the 26th regiment of foot, got on the the coast of Holland. She had 500 men Goodwin Sands, and was totally lost, and 24 officers of the 4th regiment on and all unfortunately perished. The board, and 50 men and two officers of officers were, Major Christ. Davidson, the Buffs. They were all with difficulCapts. Hoggins and Cameron, Lieuts. ty saved and are now prisoners. Brown and Hopkins (adjutant), Ensign The French and Dutch Papers an. Dalzell, Qrs-masters. Campbell and Ro. nounce the loss of these, and of several bertson, Surgeon Deval. The Maria, other transports, viz. with about 200 men of the same regt. · Wrecked upon the Haaks, the Maria, was drove ashore at the Texel, and having on board 270 men; 26 were sawrecked.But the lives of all on board ved. Wrecked in the Texel, on the were saved by the humane exertions of 15th Dec. the Isabella. She had on board the Dutch Admiral Kikkert, command- the Head-quarters, and three Compaing at that port, who sent out boats to nies of the 89th regt. The soldiers and their assistance as soon as he saw their seamen remained in the rigging and distressing situation.

shrouds the whole night; in the morning The following account of the loss boats were sent off to save them, but we of the Maria transport is communicated are sorry to say, that Capt. Simson, Enby Capt. Jones of the 26th regiment: sign and Adjutant Goodal, Assistant-Sur

The Maria transport struck on the geon Gribbon, Quarter-Master CampSouthern Haaks, off the Texel, between bell, 100 soldiers and seamen, and 10 twelve and one o'clock of the morning women and children, were lost; the of the 13th of December. Capt. Jones rest are prisoners, and treated with great was saved by having been sent in a boat humanity. Lost off Gravelins, the Jento find the shore, and gain assistance. ny, having on board 4 Officers and 111 About seven o'clock on the 14th De'- men of the 30th Regt. 11, Seamen, 12 cember, he was conveyed in a fishing women, and 6 young children, one of boat to Admiral Kikkert's ship, who which was born the evening before at


seamall saved and prisoners. Lost off for the gulph of Mexico, and after disCalais, the Ariadne, having on board charging her cargo was to proceed for 26 seamen, 2 Colonels, 11 Officers, and the West Indies as a cruizer. Twenty300 men, of the oth regiment, 20 women six English prisoners, confined in a casand 12 children--all saved and prison. tle near where the lugger lay, formed ers. The Atalanta, with 28 cavalry and the daring resolution of liberating them12 seamen, was seen to go down from selves, and carrying her off. When the Calais. Another large English vessel, time arrived, however, the majority of supposed to have had many men on them shrunk from the peril of their enboard, likewise sunk in sight of Calais. terprise. Eleven gallant fellows per

The Rein Deer, of Liverpool, has ar- severed. They effected their escape from rived at Jamaica, after a severe action prison, boarded and cut out the lugger, of two hours with a privateer of greatly passing two strong batteries, and after superior force. After a close action of encountering much bad weather, carrian hour and a half, the Frenchman's ed their prize safe into Whitehaven.-masts came tumbling down, when he at- Her cargo is valued at 25,000l, and the iempted to carry his opponent, sword vessel at sool. in hand, by his superior numbers; but On the 11th of Feb. a very melanchohe experienced such a reception from ly accident happened to the Britannia the Rein Deer's carronades filled with of Liverpool, of 450 tons, lying to join cannister shot, that he made off as fast convoy at Cove of Corke; she was as possible, and his opponent was so blown up, and went down in a moment, much damaged as to be unable to pur- supposed to be by conveying powder sue him. The Rein Deer had two men from the magazine-Out of 36, crew killed and six wounded, besides the and passengers, (among the latter a Captain, who had his right arm shatter- lady,) only 6 persons were saved. No ed, and at the same instant the trumpet other damage was done to any of the knocked out of his other hand. The fleet, which is surprising, as she lay withprivateer (which was the same that in 40 yards of 3 or 4 of them. took the Chesterfield packet) arrived The brig Hope, M'Ewing, of Greeat St Jago de Cuba, a mere wreck. Her nock, from Jamaica for Liverpool, was loss was concealed, but it was acknow- totally lost off the Old Head of Kinledged that she had 28 men killed, and sale, on the 7th Feb. The crew saved. her Captain and many more wounded. The Jane, Rentall, from Newcastle

The Brig Experiment, Logan, sailed for Southampton, was totally lost off from Jamaica to Halifax, with the Yarmouth on the 26th Dec. with all the homeward bound fleet, under convoy of the Diana. Off Cape Nichola Mole,

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. the crew, mostly foreigners, mutinied, murdered the Captain and Mate, and Monday, the 10th of Feb. Lord Ers. possessed themselves of the vessei. kine took the usual oaths in the Court Something in the management exciting of Chancery, and afterwards his seat on suspicion, the Flying Fish schooner ran the Bench, He was attended by the down, boarded, and recaptured her, and Dukes of Clarence and Bedford, Lords secured the mutineers, three of whom, Spencer, Ellenborough, and Moira, and endeavouring to escape in the jolly boat, Messrs Wyndham and Grey. An affecwere run down and perished.

tionate Address was presented to Lord The American papers mention the Erskine by the Barristers of the Court capture of the British ship Esther, by of King's Bench, on his leaving them, to French privateer, off Charleston bar, and which his Lordship made a very handconfirmed by the oath of the survivors some reply. of her unfortunate crew, that the master,

On the 12th Feb. Mr Fox was una. mate, and three seamen, were brutally nimously re-elected Member for Westbutchered in cold blood !

minster, and afterwards chaired in the A valuable Spanish lugger has been usual manner.

In a short address to carried into Whitehaven, under circum- the Electors, he declared that he had stances highly creditable to the gallant- accepted of office from no desire to grary of the captors. She was lying in the tify any vanity or interested feeling Spanish port of St Andero, about to sail of his own, but solely from a sense of




duty, and of the calamitous state of the fessed that she knew Gonsales had commitcountry; and that he should remain in ted the robbery, she was taken from the place, what he had always been out of torture, immediately put into irons, and it, a friend to liberty, an enemy to confined in a goal, where she could not corruption, and a decided supporter of stand upright, for eight months, until a that just weight which the people ought Pullerton in the island, by whom she was

short time before the arrival of Colonel to have in the Constitution." A num.

afterwards brought to England. The girl ber of the Electors afterwards dined at

herself was examined in Court, the Crown and Anchor.-Mr Fox reti.

The fact of the torture having been inred early, being indisposed, and having ficted was not denied on the part of the much important business to transact. defendant. The prominent feature of the

The East India Company have ore defence was, that Trinidad, when it surrendered the sum of 40,000l. to be present- dered to his Majesty's arms, was to be goed to Marquis Cornwallis, as a mark of verned by Spanish laws; by which laws, respect for the memory of his late noble the indiction of torture was legal—that the father, the Gov.-Gen. of India.

General therefore had acted in obedience to the laws. A great variety of documents

and evidence was gone into, to prove that TRIAL or GENERAL PICTON,

torture was legal. The authorities adduce Court of King's Bench, Feb. 24.

ed in support of that position, were conThis was an indictment at the instance of tradicted by a Spanish Advocate of the the King against General Picton, late Go- name of Don Pedro de Vergas, who declarvernor of Trinidad, for the infliction of ed that he never knew any book of autho. torture, upon a Spanish girl, under the age rity.cited to justify the applicationof torture. of 14, to induce her to confess the guilt of There was an ancient edict of the date of another person.---Louisa Calderon was liv. 1260, which authorised torture, but that ing with a person of the name of Pedro edict, the Spanish advocate declared, had Lewis, as his mistress, in the year 1801, long fallen into desuetude. The Jury were being then only 13 or 14 years of age, of opinion, that there existed no law in the when, in the casual absence of her keeper, island of Trinidad, which authorised the another person, named Carlos Gonsales, General to inflict torture. General Pico with whom she intrigued, robbed the ton was in consequence found guilty. It is house of Lewis of a quantity of dollars. understood a new trial will be moved for. For this offence, both he and she were apprehended, and underwent an examination

FUNERAL OF MR Pitt. Before the officers to whom the dispensa- The public funeral decreed by the Legistion of justice in the island was confided. lature, in honour of the late Prime MiNot being able to procure from the girl nister, took place on Saturday the 22d evidence of the delinquency of Gonsales, February, in the Collegiate Church of St application was made to Governor Picton Peter, Westminster. on the subject, and an order was written Both Houses of Parliament having adand signed by him, to “ inflict torture upon journed over for the week, to allow the neLouisa Calderon."

cessary preparations to be made, on TuesPursuant to this dreadful decree, the un- day evening the 18th, about nine o'clock, fortunate object, against whom it was le- the remains of the late Mr Pitt were revelled, was turned over to a jailor, and moved in a private manner from Putney fixed upon an instrument, which was pre- to the Painted Chamber. The coffin was pared for the purpose, suspended by the conveyed through the door leading to the left wrist, from the ceiling of a room, and House of Lords, and deposited on a platresting with her right foot upon a sharp form at the south end of the chamber. wooden stake. In this position, she was The whole of this extensive apartment continued 53 or 54 minutes, as calculated was covered with black cloth, except the by the watch of a Magistrate of the island, ceiling. Two rows of lamps, with the who attended the dreadful punishment, to arms of the deceased placed alternately besee that it was not continued more than an tween, were arranged along the walls, ahour, foolishly alledging, that the English mounting, in all, to two hundred. Above law did not permit a subject to be longer these, a fillet, representing silver lace, atortured. This punishment not having bout a foot broad, ran parallel with the proved sufficient to extort from the sufferer

upper range of lamps, at the distance of the confession which was desired, 24 hours about three yards. The lamps represented afterwards it was renewed for the space of burnished silver, and the devices, emble22 minutes, twice during which time the matic of the awful ceremony, conduced to poor girl fainted ; and, having at last con- give the whole a distinguished effect.


On Thursday morning at nine o'clock, On Saturday morning, between ten and Mr Townsend, the Deputy Herald at arms, eleven o'clock, according to the instrucand Mr Thomas, as representative of the tions issued from the Herald's College, the Lord Chamberlain, attended to give the relatives of the deceased, and the Nobility, necessary instructions for the body to lie Clergy, and Gentry, who intended to 110in state, under the direction of Mr Marsh, nour the memory of the late Minister, by when the Banners proceeded to decorate attending him to “ the house appointed the coffin, and erect columns, flags, and for all living," met in the apartments allottrophies. The lights, &c. being prepared, ted for the purpose at Westminster, where Sir R. Ford immediately stationed the whole th: Officers of Arms attended to regulate of the principal Bow-street officers (who and marshal the ceremonial. The proceswere all dressed in mourning) in the prin. sion commenced at half past twelve. A cipal avenues, with 120 constables, and a bate proper way had been prepared for the tallion of the Guards, in the outer passages procession to move upon, by an enclosure and streets leading to Westminster Hall formed by wooden posts and rails to keep and Old Palace Yard; while a whole squa- off the crowd. The space within these dron of the Life Guards all day paraded rails was covered with fine gravel, as the New and Old Palace Yards, and the adja- streets were at the funeral of Lord Nelson. cent streets.

This was the more necessary, as every About ten, admittance was gained thro' person in this ceremony went on foot. The the door of Old Palace-yard, leading up to

enclosed road commenced at the north the House of Commons. The croud com- gate of Westminster Hall, and curving apletely filled the avenues; and, a few mi. cross Palace Yard, passed through Unionnutes after, the doors of the lobby of the street, and the lower part of King-street, House of Commons were thrown open. and then, turning to the right, went round Notwithstanding the pressure of the crowd, the north and north-west sides of the Abevery disagreeable accident was prevented bey Church-yard, and terminated at the by the excellent regulations of the police. great western entrance of the Church.On passing the raised Lobby of the House This road was lined by the Foot Guards, of Commons, the spectators entered the who stood within the railing ; and parties Long Gallery, which was hung with black, of the Horse Guards (in undress) paraded lighted up with seventy-two wax lights. in Palace Yard, Parliament-street, BridgeThe spectators then proceeded to the Paint- street, and before the west front of the ed Chamber, the passage to and from which Abbey. was in a horse shoe form, and at the upper The procession was arranged according end of which was placed the coffin, on to the formula of the Herald's College, in bearers, completely covered with a pall. which, however, many of the personages On the right and left of the latter were described in the regulations were necessari. placed ten silver candlesticks, on pedestals, ly absent. It was begun by a representacovered with black cloth, and large w2x tive of the High Constable of Wostmine tapers, interspersed with four elegant fags, ster, followed by the funeral conductors, with the various insignia of the several of- and the 47 poor men clad in long black fices of the deceased, and his arms. At the gowos, with the crest of Pitt emblazoned foot of the coffin was placed the King's on their lest arms, and black caps on their banner, with an Admiral's streamer and heads, and long black staves in their hands, jack rolled, with his shield and sword, and their number answering to the age of the his arms embossed, on a raised platform, deceased. Then followed the Heralds, the over which were suspended his helmet and various Bearers of the Standards, the Guiother insignia, surmounted by the anchor, don, the Banner of the Crest of Pitt, the supporting a crane (the Chatham crest). Great Banner, with their respective SupAt the head of the coffin stood ten Gentle- porters, the Helniet and Crest, the Sword men of the Wardrobe, in deep mourning and Target, he Surcoat, &c. cloaks and scarfs, with twelve other Gen- The following distinguished personages tlemen Porters, variously dispersed. performed the principal duties in this so

At the head of the coffin, under the ci- lemnity: nopy, were placed the Escutcheons and Ean- Chief Mourner, Earl of Chatham. ner of the Chatham Arms.

Supporters, Earl of Westmoreland, Earl was surrounded by plumes of black and

Cambden. white ostrich feathers, with a deep painted Train Bearer to the Chief Mourner, border, representing a Viscount's Coronet, Sir Will am Bellingham, Bart. and the Chatham Crest, in drapery and Six Assistant Mourners. Marquis of Aberwreaths. From thence the spectators re- corn, Marquis of Wellesley, Earl of Eustired thro' the new door of the House of ton, Earl Bathurst, .Viscount Lowther, Lords into Old Palace Yard.

and Lord Crenville, March 1806.


The canopy.

The Great Banner, Hon. H. Lascelles. received by the Deas and Prebends, and Supporters, W. R. Cartwright, and E. W. conducted to the Choir, where the usual Bootle, Fsqrs.

funeral service was performed, after which The Standard, Lieut. Gen. Lenox. the body was taken to the place of interSupporters, Right Hon. Thomas Steele, ment in the north transept of the Abbey,

and Right Hon. Charles Long. near the monument of Lord Robert ManThe Guidon, Hon. Brig.-Gen Hope. ners. Here a chair was placed at one end Supporters, iton Richard Ryder, and Hon. of the grave for the chief mourner, and Robert Dundas.

stools for his supporters, and the six assiste The Banner of Fmblems, Hon. Spencer aut mourners; the relatives and attendants Percival.

standing round the grave. "he musical Supporters, Right rton. George Canning, service was nearly that performed in the

and Rigit Hon George Rose. Cathedral of St Paul's, at the funeral of Pall-bearers, Archbishop of Canterbury, I ord Nelson ; but the whole service did

Duke of Rutland, Duke of Beaufort, and not occupy near so long a time.
Duke of Montrose.

After the interment, Garter King of Four Bann roils, carried by the Right Hon. Arms, in an audible voice, proclaimed the

the M.:ser of the Rolls, Right Hon. Sir style of the deceast Minister :Wm Scott, Right Hon. Wm. Dundas, “ Thus hath it pleased Almighty God te Right Hon. Sir Evan Nepean

take out of this transitory life unto his Banner of the Crest of Pitt, Right Hon. Divine Mercy, the late Right Hon. WilliC. J Villiers

am Pitt, one of his Majesty's most HonSupporters, Thomas Cholmondeley, and ourable Privy Council, First Lord ('omWm. Wilberforce, Esqrs.

missioner of the Treasury, Chancellor and Secretary, William Marsh il, Esq. Under Treasurer of the Exchequer, AdmiComptroller, Jos Smith'sq

r.) and I ord Warden of the Cinque Ports Tre: surer, William Dacres Adams, Esq. and Governor of lover Castle, one of the

Steward, William Johnson, Esq. Representatives in Parliament for the UniAmong the other distinguished Persona- versity o Cambridge, and High Steward ges who appeared in the procession were of that University, one of the Lords of the following:

Trade and Plantations, a Commissioner for Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of the Affairs of India ; and the character to York, Cumberland, and Cambridge. whose memory is inscribed-Non sibi sed

The Marquisses of Thomond, and Buck. Patriæ vixit." ingham

The Comptroller, the Treasurer, and Earls Temple, Pomfret, Grantham, Win. Steward of the deceased, then broke their chelsea, Spencer, Romney, Westmoreland, Staves, and delivered them to Garter, whe Jersey, and Carysfort.

threw them into the grave. Archbishop of York.

he Procession returned from the AbBishops of Bath and Wells, Norwich, bey to Westminster Hall, in nearly the Bristol, London, Lincoin, Ely, Exeter, and same order as it went, music playing.Chester.

Throughout the whole of the ceremony, Lords Macdonald, Sidmouth, Boringdon, the greatest order was observed. Paget, Castlereagh, Cerrington, tuckland, MR Pitt's Will.-- he following will Rivers. Hood, Hawkesbury, Elliott, Bulke- of that Right Hon. Gentleman was proved ley, Grenville, Lowther, Mahon, Ebring- on the 4th March at Doctors Commons, ton, Glastonbury, Braybroke, and the by his brother Lord Chatham, and the BiLord Chancellor.

shop of Judges-Lord Chief Baron of the Exche- “I owe Sir Walter Farquhar one thouquer, Lord Chief Justice of the Common sand guineas, from Oct. 1803, as a profesPleas, Master of the Rolls, Lord Chief Jus. sional debt. Twelve thousand pounds, with tice of the King's Bench, Lord viayor, interest, from Oct 1801, to Mr Steele, Aldermen, wheriffs, Judge of Admiralty, Lord Carrington, Bishop of Lincoln, Lord Attorney-General, and Solicitor General. Camden, and Mr Joseph Smith, and I ear

Generals-Grenville and Phipps. nestly desire their acceptance of it I wish,

Sirs-Walter Farquhar, and W. W. if means could be found for it, of paying Wynne, and about 40 private gentlemen. double the wages to all my servants who

The procession was closed by a detach- were with me at my decease. ment from the Cinque Ports Corps, of brother, with the Bishop of Lincoln, to look which Mr Fitt was Colonel ; consisting of over my papers, and to settle my affairs. I the commissioned and non-commissioned owe more than I can leave behind me. officers, wearing crapes on their arms.

.WM. Pitt, Solemn music accompanied the procession The executors swore to the value of the to the Abbey ; at the western door it was property as under 10,000l.


I wish my

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