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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 married June than it was when the house first as9, 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, relaMaria 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 tive to the number of frigates and ter of the queen, born July 24, 1756; armed vessels, was withdrawn, the married Joseph Francis Xavier, prince house having received information of of Brazil, who died the 10th Sept.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 opresentatives 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
day, at a public-house, in Maddox- threatened him with instant death, if street, on the body of Mrs Corner, a he persisted in making any resistreputable housekeeper, who met her ance. The youth was partly stripdeath by her cloathes taking fire. ped; his hat, which had on it a silver The circumstances attending this band, was taken off by the prisoner, accident were truly distressing. It and concealed under a bedstead, and appeared in evidence that the de- she and her associate took from his ceased, whose husband had been pocket half a crown, being all the for some time confined to his bed, money he had. The door of the had sent her servant for some por- room was at length thrown open, and ter, and being herself but feeble, she the youth retired with his hat, which took the candle to lock the door. he had taken from under the bedShe, by some means, set fire to her stead; but on the prisoner perceivshawl, and, in giving an alarm, hering that he had got it, she followed husband left his bed to her assistance, him, and, assisted by a man, took it but the poor woman was burnt dread from him. The man who thus assistfully; and, after surviving a week, ed took the youth in his arms, threatshe died. Her husband caught cold ening to take him to the watchin flying to her assistance, which, to- house. He continued to resist, and gether with the alarm, deprived him some watchmen interfered, when the of life in two days after the accident. man escaped, but the prisoner was Verdict, Accidental Death.
secured." She was fully committed POLICE-OFFICE, MARLBOROUGH- for trial, and the parties bound over STREET.—On Thursday, a woman to prosecute. _The woman has since of the name of Martha Davis, was been tried, and convicted. charged with violently assaulting Derwent lake was frozen over by Charles Titwell, a youth 15 years of the late severe frost; and on Sunday age, dragging him into a loathsome the 20th ult. two boys (sons of Mrs dark room, and there, with menaces Barbara Rigg, of Newlands, near and violence, robbing him. The Keswick) were both drowned. The youth is servant to Mr Lewis of Co- elder was about 16 years of age, and vent Garden Theatre, of whom his the other 14.
The ice giving way, master spoke in the highest praise. the elder first slipped in about 100 He stated, in evidence, that he had yards from the shore, on
the west been sent with several messages on side of the lake, and about 30 yards Wednesday evening, to different below the small island called Ling parts of the town, and on his return Holm; and keeping his head above home, through Dyot-street, St Giles's, water, the younger ran and brought he perceived the prisoner standing a hedge-stake, and, endeavouring to at the door of a wretched habita- throw it to his brother, he fell in altion ; she seized him by the arm, and so, at about 20 yards distance. In dragged him through a passage into this situation they were seen by maa dark room, where there was ano- ny, who had not the means of affordther wretched female. Terrified at ing them timely assistance. At length the sudden deprivation of liberty, a boat was launched on the ice from the youth attempted to excite alarm, the shore next Keswick, (being a when the prisoner knocked him full mile from the place,) which was down, and with horrid imprecations hauled about half way, when, unfortunately, 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
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 ofsheep 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 barbar poor 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, ordain. arbitrary 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 bedy 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 the 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- see if any more remained; some ho. 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 worthe 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 20, which also brought up the ship; beating to pieces 80 soon on a sandy 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 satisfac 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, a passenger; Messrs Hill mage in a dreadful gale of wind the and Brailey, midshipmen; Mr Ross, 27th ult., the same which proved faassistant 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 ad her 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 exécution 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 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 lagrime, 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, honourloud and reiterated plaudits, which able, and lasting peace. instantly drowned the impotent at- JAMES MACKENZIE, Provost." témpts 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.