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THE

MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

No. 237.]

FEBRUARY 1, 1813.

[1 of Vol. 35.

As long as those who write are ambitious of making Converts, and of giving their Opinions a Maximum of

Infuence and Celebrity, the most extensively circulated Miscellany will repay with the greatest Effect the Curiosity of thuse wbo read, whether it be for Amusement or for Instruction. --JOHNSON,

**Our Supplement, completing the 34th Volume, is published with the

present Number.

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ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. Experiments have been made before SIR,

the following naval officers, whose une CCEPT the following easy method qualified approbation has been expressed beer-backs, cistpools, the shafts of sion, recommending the invention to the mines, and such like places. It may immediate attention of the Admiralty, be done in any situation, and with very as of great national importance: little labour; without any expense, and Commodore Penrose, Gibraltar, St. Juan. it is said to be effectual. The method The Hon. Cap. Fleming, do. Standard. is this, Where it is known to be unsafe,

Cap. Digby, do. Lavinia. or may be suspected of being dangerous

Mr. Settle, do. Master of the for men to descend, it is only necessary

St. Juan. for them to throw any cold spring or

Admiral Martin, Lisbor., Impetueux. otber water, which is not putrid, two Captain Inglis,

do. do. Hoy Cap. or three pailfuls, into the place con. And by desire of the Lords of the Adtaining the noxious air, in such a man- miralty in the Downs, on 4th November ner as to break the water into a very last, heavy shower : and, if I am rightly in- Admirals Young, Lord A. Beauclerk, formed, that will dispel most of the suf

Foley, Cap. M-Kenzie. focating gas, and correct the air so much

Ferrier, as to remove every degree of danger. John MIDDLETON.'

There are many other advantages too, Lambeth, Dec. 17, 1812.

numerous to be detailed here; but, as a

prospectus will shortly be published, To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. your correspondents, as well as yourself,

will have an opportunity of appreciating SIR, T is with particular satisfaction that the value of this discovery, in all its I am able to dispel the laudable

J. BELL.

bearings. anxiety expressed by your correspondent

Maiden Lane, Battle Bridge. G. P. relative to the probability of means being found to ensure the safety of per- To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.

SIR, sons suffering the misfortune of shipwreck.

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SEND a list of boroughs, either corA patent has within these few weeks porate, or simply parliamentary and been granted to a gentleinan of Gib. prescriptive, the elective franchise of raltar, for the invention of rendering which is at present suspended. seamen's beds complete life-preservers. Egremunt, in Cumberland In one character, this gentleman has Ashperton, united two most important objects—a Sutton,

Devon comfortable bed or mattress, possessing

Torringtoo,
Blandford,

Dorsetshire in every respect the same appearance,

Alresford, convenience, softness, and pliability, as

Alton, those now in use, and at the same time

Hants having the extraordinary property of. Overton,

Basingstoke, fivating the body for any length of tiine- Ledbury,

Herefordshire the simplicity of the construction enables Tunbridge,

Kent two minutes, without any risk of their Caneborg,

... Northumberland being removed by accidents.

Axebridge,

Somerset MONTHLY Mac. No. 297,

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