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his final departure. There were on- tion of Britain ; now clearly apparent ly, at that time, one hundred French from her hostile preparations, from troops in Lisbon.

the activity with which her emissa. The following are the principal ries were decoying the Indians to members of the royal family of Por- the frontiers of America, and from tugal, who have embarked for the the arming of the militia in Canada Brazils :

and Nova Scotia. It was argued, Maria Francisca Elizabeth, queen that it was useless to refer the petiof Portugal and Algarva, born Dec. tion to the committee, when they 17, 1735, married her uncle, Don were on the eve of a war. Pedro III., king of Portugal, who house," said Mr Randolph, “ had died 25th May, 1806.

now been five weeks in session, and Juan Maria Joseph Lewis, infant on the eve of a war, and the country of Portugal, prince regent, born the was in no better state of defence 13th of May, 1767, and arried June than it was when the house first as. 9, 1785.

sembled.” Charlotta Joachima, infanta of On the 30th November, Mr Cooke Spain, and princess of Brazil. moved for an account of the number

Maria Ann Francisca Josephina, of frigates and armed vessels, and of sister of the queen, born October 7, the number of seamen actually em1796.

ployed. The motion, however, rela. Maria Francisca Benedictina, sis. . tive to the number of frigates and ter of the queen, born July 24, 1756; armed vessels, was withdrawn, the married Joseph Francis Xavier, prince house having received information of of Brazil, who died the 10th Sept. the number from the secretary at 1788.

The other was agreed to. The following are the children of The amount of the British navy the prince regent:

up to this day, is as follows :---At Don Antonio, prince of Beira, sea, 85 ships of the line; 9 from 50 born Aug. 12, 1798.

to 44 guns; 121 frigates; 150 sloops, Michael, &c. born October 26, &c., and 159 gun-brigs and other 1802.

vessels ; total, 524. In port and fitMaria Theresa, born April 29, ting, 29 ships of the line ; 6 from 50 1793.

to 44 guns; 46 frigates ; 71 sloops, Isabella Maria Francisca, born &c.; and 65 gun-brigs and other vesMay 19, 1797.

sels ; total, 217. Guard-ships, hos. Maria Francisca, born April 22, pital-ships, &c. 30 ships of the line; 1800.

5 from 50 to 44 guns ; 11 frigates ; Isabella Maria, born July 4, 1801. 5 sloops, &c.; and 3 gun-brigs and

New York papers have been re- other vessels ; total, 54. Building, ceived to the 6th of last month. A 47 ships of the line, 18 frigates, 23 debate took place in the house of re- sloops, &c.; and 10 gun-brigs and oprešentatives respecting the motion thervessels ; total, 98. In ordinary,62 for referring the memorial of the ships of the line, 9 from 50 to 44 Philadelphia merchants, against the guns, 65 frigates, 50 sloops, &c.,

and Non-importation act, to a committee. 21 gun-brigs and other vessels; toThe grounds on which the motion . tal, 207. Grand total, 1,100. was opposed, was the hostile disposi- An inquisition was taken on Tues



tunately, it broke through the ice. It fession, which he signed. The jury was then carried by a young man

retired to the robing room, and reand a boy (only) one pushing the turned in a short time with a verdict ice, and the other pulling or hauling finding him guilty. He was sentenit: by which means they got so near ced to be transported beyond seas for the elder brother, that he cried out, life. “ It is well you are coming. You will Tuesday, came on the trial of Bar. save my life." But before they could bara Malcolm, present prisoner in reach the spot, he sunk. The young. the tolbooth of Edinburgh, for the er had disappeared long before. It murder of her bastard child. The is supposed that the elder brother indictment stated, kept his head above water for an “ That upon the forenoon of Tueshour at least.

day the 8th of December last, tho EDINBURGH, 4th. Acurious cause prisoner did, in the house of Adam was recently decided in the Court of Gordon, labourer, in Lady Lawson's Session. A number of sheep having, a- Wynd, Edinburgh, take her daughter, bout four years ago, been worried and known by the name of Margaret Sudestroyed by dogs, in the neighbour. therland, who was then about 18 hood of Edinburgh, a reward of 50 months old, and lodged in the house guineas was offered, for " obtaining of the said Adam Gordon, upon her å discovery in the premises.”. Å knee, and did wickedly and barbarpoor washer-woman, at Stockbridge, ously pour a quantity of what is soon afterwards, accidentally, during commonly called oil of vitriol, or the night, saw a dog worrying some some other substance of a poisonous sheep, traced him to his owner's nature, to the public prosecutor unhouse, and gave information. After known, over its throat, pretending a long litigation, the dog was con- that she was giving it raw sugar to victed and executed. The poor wo- clear its throat; and the said Margaman then claimed the reward, which ret Sutherland was immediately after was refused, on the ground that the seized with violent reaching and voinformation had not been given in . miting, and other symptoms incident the terms of the advertisement. The to those who have been poisoned ; sheriff of the county, upon petition, and, notwithstanding medical assistadjudged her entitled to the reward. ance was procured, languished in exThe sheriff's judgment was brought cruciating torment till the evening before the Court of Session, which, of the said 8th day of December, after a litigation of three years, con- when she died.” firmed the decision of the sheriff The examination of witnesses lasta with all expences.

ed till pretty late in the afternoon, This day came on before the High when the jury were enclosed in the Court of Justiciary, the trial of Ro- robing room, and, in a short time bert Dow, accused of stealing money thereafter, returned into court, and from a gentleman's house, where he gave in a verdict all in one voice was intimately acquainted. He pled finding the prisoner guilty; and sho guilty. The libel was restricted to an received sentence of death, ordainarbitrary punishment, and a jury be- ing her to be executed at Edinburgh ing chosen, he adhered to his con- on Wednesday the 10th of February

next, and her body thereafter to be but after riding end-on for a short given for dissection, in terms of the time, this cable parted, from the same act of parliament.

cause, about eight in the morning, A numerous meeting of Roman and the ship went plump on shore, Catholics took place on Tuesday, upon the ridge of sand which sepaat Dublin, the Earl of Fingal in rates the Loe-pool from the bay.... the chair, when it appeared to Never did the sea run more tremenbe the unanimous sense, that it dously high. It broke over the ship's would be advisable to have a pe- masts, which soon went by the board; tition presented in the ensuing the main-mast forming a floating sessions to the Imperial Parliament, raft from the ship to the shore; and praying for the repeal of the remain- the greater part of those who escaing penal laws ; and it was agreed, ped, passed by this medium. One of that a further meeting should take the men saved, reports, that captain place on the 19th instant, when a pe- Lydiard was near him on the maintition would be agreed to, and the mast ; but he seemed to have lost mode of its presentation settled. the use of his faculties, with horror

Loss OF THE ANSON FRIGATE. of the scene, and soon disappeared, The Anson frigate of 40 guns sailed We have not room to go further into from Falmouth the 24th ult. to re- particulars, nor language that will gume her station off the Black-rocks, convey an adequate picture of the as one of the look-out frigates of the terrific view that presented itself; channel fleet. In the violent storm but justice demands that we notice of Monday, blowing about W. S. W. the conduct of a worthy member of a she stood across the entrance of th sect perhaps too much vilified. channel towards Scilly, made the At a time when no one appeared Land's End, which they mistook for on the ship's deck, and it was suppothe Lizard, and bore up, as they sed the work of death had ceased, a thought, for Falmouth. Still doubt. methodist preacher, venturing his ful

, however, in the evening of Mon- life through the surf, got on board day, captain Lydiard stood off again over the wreck of the main-mast, to to the southward: when a consulta

any more remained; some hos tion being held, it was once more re- nest hearts followed him. They found solved to bear up for Falmouth.- several persons still below, who could Running eastward and northward, not get up; among whom were two still under the fatal persuasion, that women and two children. The wor. the Lizard was on the north-west of thy preacher and his party saved the them, they did not discover their two women, and some of the men, mistake till the man on the look-out þut the children were lost. About a-head, called out “ breakers!” The two P. M, the ship went to pieces ; ship was instantaneously broached when a few more men, who, for some to, and the best bower let go, which crime, had been confined in irons be. happily brought her up; but, the ra, low, emerged from the wreck. One pidity with which the cable had veer- of these was saved. By three o'clock, ed out, made it impossible to serve no appearance

of the vessel remain. it, and it soon parted in the hawse. ed. She was an old ship(a 64, hole. The sheet anchor was then let cut down)—which accounts for her go, which also brought up the ship; beating to pieces so soon on a sandy

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bottom. The men who survived, tish public ; and, when the curtain were conveyed to Helston, about dropped, five distinct peals of aptwo miles distant, where they were plause attested the universal satisface taken care of by the magistrates, and tion. afterwards sent to Falmouth, in charge The expedition under General of the regulating captain at that port. Spencer and Sir Charles Cotton has Among the officers saved, we have been obliged to return into port, heard of the following :-Captain after having encountered much daSullivan, à passenger; Messrs Hill mage in a dreadful gale of wind the and Brailey, midshipmen; Mr Ross, 27th ult., the same which proved fa assistant surgeon, and some others. tal to the Anson frigate.

The King's Theatre opened on At a numerous and respectable Saturday last for the season, un- meeting of the merchants and manuder authority of the lord chamber- facturers, held in the Town-hall of lain's licence, issued to Mr Taylor, Glasgow, in consequence of public some difficulties between him and advertisement, the Lord Provost in Madame Catalani having been previ- the chair, the following resolution ously removed. This charming sing. was carried unanimously

: er made her first appearance in

“ Resolved, That it will be prothe arduous character of Semira, per, in this meeting, at this impormide. The public are already so tant and momentous crisis, when the well acquainted with the wonderful unbounded ambition of our enemy powers of this lady, and with the calls forth all the energies of his goamazing effect produced both byvernment, and of his people, to adher performance and singing in dress his majesty, and to assure him this grand opera, that it is unne- of our firm determination to support, cessary to dwell upon the various at all times, and by every means in perfections she displays in it. Weshall our power, his just rights, and the only say, that her voice appeared still interests of the British empire ; and more powerful than last year, parti- to state to him, at the same time, that, cularly in the lower notes; her into- although we must be supposed to feel nation more firm and perfect, and the effects of his adversary's exerher execution more correct, without tions against the commerce and mabeing less rapid and brilliant. But, nufactures of the country, yet we greatly as we admire those qualities, have no interests but what are idenwe confess, that we were still more tified with the dignity of his crown, pleased with the exquisite taste and

exquisite taste and and the independence of these kingdelightful expression with which she doms. And further, that we are fully sang the charming air, Frenar vorei satisfied it is only by persevering in lagrimé, in the second act.

prompt, wise, and vigorous measures, When Madam Catalani entered that we are to hope for the attaina upon the stage, she was greeted with ment of our wishes, a safe, honours loud and reiterated plaudits, which able, and lasting peace. instantly drowned the impotent at- JAMES MACKENZIE, Provost." tempts made by a few of her envious The thanks of the meeting were countrymen to counteract the kind then voted to the Lord Provost for reception she met with from the Bri- his conduct on the occasion.


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