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WILTSHIRE. It is intended to opeu a communication between Lymington and Salisbury, by means of a navigable canal, which will form a junction with the Avon and Lyminglon rivers.

Married.] Mr. J. Brown, to Miss Sisum, daughter of the late Mr. J. S. of Hankerton. —Mr. Francis, to Miss Dorchester: both of Devizes.—Mr. W. Pulsford. of Trowbridge, to Miss Forster, of Freshford.—At Froxlield, Mr. Giles, surgeon, to Miss Jenkins, daughter of the Rev. Mr. J.—At Calue, J. S.Savory, esq. of the Civil Service of the Hon. East India Company, to M. A. Dark, daughter of the late H. Stilus, esq. of Whitby.

Vied.] At Devizes, of a decline, 25, Mary Anne, only daughter of Mr. Smith, postmaster.

At Marlborough, J. Smith, one of the oldest inhabitants of that town. ■ Mrs. Turner, relict of Mr. J. T. of Place Farm.—Deeply lamented by bis friends and relatives, Mr. T. Smith, ofEaston.— After a long and painful illness, Martha, wife of the Rev. G. Mantal, of Swindon.

At llford, near Bradford, Mr. Browne, malster.

Sarab, wife of D. Park.esq. of Winborne, St. Giles.

SOMERSETSHIRE.

Mr. Hunt, undaunted by chains and dungeons, and by the absolute power conceded to gaolers, has displayed his wonted spirit by exhibiting charges of misconduct and cruelty against Bridle the keeper of Ilchester Goal, and in spite of obstacles which no ordinary mind could have surmounted, has succeeded in establishing his charges to the conviction of a commission appointed by ministers, and the gaoler has in consequence been dismissed. An active executive should always keep a watchful eye over prisons; and we take it upon ourselves to say, that if the prisons of the United Kingdom were visited in the spirit of benevolence, half their present inmates might be liberated without prejudice to the public or any perversion of justice.

Married.] At Frome, Henry Miller esq. to Jane, eldest daughter of the late Capt. Boys, R.N-At Bath, H. Scott Gibb, esq. of the Royal Artillery, to Miss Cooper, daughter of the late Col. H. Cooper.—T. Wale, esq. of Shepton Mallet, to Miss A. Overniss, of Longford.—B.Pinnegar, esq. of Chippenham, to Martha, eldest daughter of the late S. Mainly, esq. of the island of Jamaica.—Mr. Lock, silversmith of Bath, to Miss A. Row, of Plymouth—Mr. Bryne Bookseller, to Miss H. Lent, both of Bath.

Died.] At Bath, after a long illness, Mr. C. Timbrell, Bincerely respected—Ellen Augusta, daughter of Major-Gen. Jackson. —Mrs. Spencer, wife of John Spencer, esq. —Mrs. Elliott, of Saville-row.—Mr. C. Antouie Graux, for many years an able

teacher of the French and Italian languages in this city.—Mr. Edward Brown, late of the Public Baths —Mr. S. Roseuburgh — After an illness of ten years duration, Mrs. Augusta Fogg.—40, Mr. J. Wingate, solicitor.—Mrs- Louder, relict of J. Louder, esq.—J. Mantell, esq. of Westover House, Bittou.—33, Mr. W.R. Gould.

At Frome, Mr. A. Crocker, who secured the firmest friendship, esteem and veneration of all who knew him.

At Dulcote, near Wells, very deeply rcgretted, Joseph Teck, esq. one of the aldermen of that city.

At Ellicombe, near Dunster, after a very long and severe illness, 72, the Rev. G. H. Leigh, vicar of Dunster and Muirhead, universally respected.

DORSETSHIRE. An individual stated to the Agricultural Committee, that in his neighbourhood, Abbey Milton, 52 persons who farmed 24,038 acres, have failed, and been reduced to indigence! This is a consequence of the anti-social system of engrossing and monopolizing farms, which has proved as ruinous to the cupidity of landlords and tenants, as to the industrious population of the country.

Married.] Mr. Jones, of Bridport, to .Miss Ben, of Weymouth.—Mr. G. Gollop, jun. to Miss Hambletou.—Mr. W. Willis, to Anne, only daughter of the late Mr. R. Sealey.—Lieut. Finmore, Royal Marines, to Miss Bradley, of Greatbrjdge.

Vied.] At Shaftesbury, deeply and deservedly lamented, 25, Mr. J. H. Chitty, of that place.—Rev. G. Button, nearly 50 years a preacher in tbeWesleyan connexion. —The Rev. John Mill, vioor of Compton Dunden.

Deeply lamented by his friends and relatives, 61, Samuel White, esq. of Charlton. Rev. Mr. Rush, of Powerstock. Miss Marder, of St. Mary-st. Weymouth.

Mary, wife of Mr. Woodman, surgeon.

At Marshalsea, in this county, 86, Mr. R. Lane, an ingenious and eccentric character. In the outset of his life he possessed a good paternal estate, which he soon dissipated among his gay cotemporaries, The latter part of his life was, however devoted to pursuits of greater importance, particularly to mechanics. He was very curious in the formation of wire sieves for the separation of all kinds of grain, to the greatest geometrical exactness.

DEVONSHIRE.

Population of the County of Devon, 1821. —Inhabited bouses 71,035, number of families 88,121, total number of persons 433,918, making an increase since 1811 of 8,700 families, and 50,610 persons.

Married.] Mr. W. Brutton, to Frances, daughter of Mr. S. Kemp, of Exeter.—At Honiton, Mr. Sanders, of Whimple, to Miss Notley, of the Swan Inn, Exeter.—Mr. J. Foss, to Miss H. Oslen.-At Plymouth, the

Rer. turn. 9. Todd, to Miss F. C. Hoars, dawfato of »to late If. H. no,. R.N.—K. Lapiharae to M. Ford. Tbi* iv toe fifth time the bride has Wen married u> the aame church, and bet four but husband* wen boned ia Uie aame cbarcb-yard.

Vied.] At Exeter, 50, D. Moore, esq. M.D. —S2, Mrs. M. Cnter.—70, Mr. JB. Brown. —40, Mr. J. Law.—«4, Mr. R. Crebor.— 7), Mr*. E. Chik^-00, Mr*. C. Hodge.—23, Mr. J. Odger.

At Plymouth, TO, Rev. J. Williams, who fell (lend on bin tray home from Maker.—The Infant. son of Lieut. M. Hay, R.N.—At Stonehouse, 01, Mr. C. Burrows, an ol 1 and respectable member of the Baptist Society.—At an advanced age, Mm. Tockeruran.

At Newton Abbott, after a lingering illness, SB, Mini J. Barker.

At Hidmuuth, tbe Lady of N. V. Corbet, esq.

CORNWALL.

Truro and its vicinity wan lately visited by n thunder atorm, such at in not often experienced.

Married.] At Mnwnnm, J. L. da Trinundn, em. of Erm, in Portugal, and late of Bshia In Brazil, to Miss J. Jons, daughter of W. J. em.

Died.] At Falmouth, 83, Mr. H. Bamieont.

At Brodreau, 51, H. P. Andrew, esq, v In It lou to his family and more immediate friends will be Irreparable.—At Chaeewood, Mm. Williams.

At Lounceston, in the prime of lite, Mrs. Partridge.

In consequence of drinking water when excessively w;u in, Mr. W. Saunders, of Morval.

At Duloe, 21, William, only son of Mr. W. Trlsket.

WALES.

At (be Assizes for Merioneth at Dolgelley, there was neither prisoner nor cause! and on the following day the commission was opened at Carmarthen, where there was not one prisoner ibr trial either for the county or borough.

Sun li Wales was lntely thrown into a bustle by the unexpected landing of the King at Millard in ins passage from Ireland. He however made no slay, but proceeded post from Haverfordwest through Gloucester to London.

Married.] J.G.C. Jukes, esq. of Truly dan Hall, Montgomeryshire, to Marianne, daughter of J. Swinfen, esq. Staffordshire.— Mr. W. Jones, juii. to Miss C. Davies, both of Swansea.—At Llanody, Caermarthenshire, J. Jones, 68, to S. Hughes, 60, both oftbat place.—At Llansaintfread, the Rev. J. Williams, of Baliol College, Oxford, to Mary, only child and heiress of the bite T. Evans, esq. of Llanilnr.

Died] At Trowscord Hall, 28, T. Llovd.

At. Brecon, Mr. T. Pom-, of the Bull Ian.

T.W. Yonde, esq, of Plasmoddoe House, Denbighshire.

At Wrexham, Mrs. Wbitely, after a lingering illness.

At Carmarthen, Janetta Hilda, wife ef H. Luck, M.D. of Brecon.

Mr. O. Cauwallader, of Ystynoolwyn, Montgomeryshire.

SCOTLAND.

A most daring attack was lately made on Capt. Hastie aod a boat's crew of tbe Earl Moira, revenue cutter, by an armed body of smugglers, off tbe coast of Shetland, by wbicb one man was killed, two mortally, and several others dangerously wounded.

No less than 103 medical students bave lately had the degree of doctor conferred on them, at the University of Edinburgh.

Married.] Sir D. Erskine, bait, of Cambo, Fifeshire, to J. Silence, only daughter of the late H. Williams, esq. of Conway.—At Dunrichen, Forfarshire, the Earl of Kintare, to Louisa, youngest daughter of F. Hawkins, esq. senior judge of Circuit in the East Indies.

Died.~\ At Dingwell, count}' of Ross, 00, Isabel, widow of the Rev. T. Simpson.

At Edinburgh, 11, J. Dale, esq. long known in tbe musical world as a teacher of the piano forte.—32, R. Scots, esq. F.R.S. E.F.L.S. late senior president of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, Lecturer on Botany, &c.

IRELAND.

A small tract of bog, called Forest Bog, about one mile and a half from Mountmellick, situate about sixteen miles in a north-east direction from the bog of Kilmaleady, has been strangely agitated for some days; it boils upwards, rising to a considerable height, the matter thrown up falls again into the basin from whence it issued. It has not overflown, but the people of the neighbourhood are in dread of some catastrophe occurring.

Married] J. Major, esq. to Catherine, eldest daughter of W. Miller, esq.—At Menougb Castle, county of Galway, Capt. T. A. Mullins, of the 7th Fusileers, to E. Theodore,

daughter of Sir J. Blake, bart AtRathmel

ton, Donegal, W. Darby, esq. 13th regt. to Laura, youngest daughter of tbe late Coi. Soott.

Died.] At Dublin, Letitia, wife of lient. col. R. H. Montmorency.—Margaret, wile of F.Warren, esq.

At Castletown House, county of Kildare, Lady Louisa Canoily.

At Moncoyne, county of Kilkenny, in her lOSth year, E. Dwyer. She retained th» faculties of mind and body until the last moment-. She lived under five British sovereigns, Anne and the four Georges.

TO OUR READERS.

Criticism* on the last Ao. of the Edinburgh ReviewMr. Cumberland on. Geology— Mr. Spurrel on Commerce—and some other recent favour*, will appear in our next Nnmier.

At the end of Jfutltr'* Line* ou Felton, tbe printer omitied to add the word* "the decision of the Judges on its illegality, not having got abroad."

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RICHARDSON'S HOUSE, AT PARSON'S GREEN.

While in the zenith of his popularity, and towards the close of his life, Mr. Samuel Richardson resided in the house above-represented, at Parson's Green. It stood at the south west corner, facing the road to London, and a few years since was pulled down. The admirers of Grandison and Clarissa, will view with interest this relic of an author whose admirers are always enthusiasts. Hence he dated many of his published Letters, and here he entertained the most intellectual society of his time. Nothing can be more pleasant and cheerful than the site of the house—a pleasant green—handsome

country houses, and a very cheerful road, were always present from its windows

while the gardens behind were open and spacious.

For the Monthly Magazine. The CAPITULATION GRANTED by the CAMPH OMAR, Successor of Mahomet, to the Christians of Jerusalem and its dependencies, on the event of its conquest, in the 15th year of the Ifegira; translated from the Original Text in Arabic, by Sir Sydney Smith.

IN the name of the most merciful and gracious God! Let us praise God who hath provided for our instruction in Islamism. who hath honoured us with the true faith, and had compassion on us, hy sending us his prophet MahoMonthly Mac. No. 360.

met. May the divine peace and benediction dwell with him who purified our hearts, who gave us victory over our enemies, with habitations in the open countries, and who inspired us with love for our brethren. Let God be praised, by his servants, for this his grace and infinite mercy.

The writing of Omar, the Son of Chattab, granted as a pact and a convention, to the Patriarch Zephyrinus, held in reverence by all his people, Patriarch of the Royal Orthodox sect at Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives.

This convention comprehends thesub

jects,the clergy, the monks and religious

2 O women,

women, and affords them protection, in whatever places they may reside, or be. We, the true believers and successors, feel it our duty to protect the Christian subject, while he continues to discharge the duties of a subject. This convention shall not be violated, except by their own fault, in attempting to withdraw from obedience and submission. Protection shall be equally afforded to their churches, lands in the country, to the places of their pilgrimage within the city and without, viz. to the Church Ramane (Holy Sepulchre) to Bethlehem, the birth-place of Jesus, to the great church in the cavern; also to the threegates towards the south, the north, and the west. The same privileges to be extended to other Christians that frequent these places; to the Georgians and Abyssinians, Nestorians, Jacobites, and others that are followers of the Prophet Jesus.

The Christians are entitled to these benefits, ns they were formerly honoured Thy the prophet with a document signed and sealed by himself, wherein he exlioi-ts >:s to shew them favour, and to grant them protection. In conformity to which, we, true believers, are disposed to a'-t with benevolence towards them, in honour of him who recommended benevolence.

They are to be exempted from the capitation tax, and from all imposts and tolls, throughout all the territories and seas of the Moslems. On their entering Ramane (the Holy Sepulchre) and in the rest of their pilgrimage, nothing is to be exacted from them.

Such Christians as visit the Holy Sepulchre to lay down a silver diam and a half, for the patriarch.

All true believers of both sexes, rich and poor, the Sultans and Chiefs not excepted, to yield obedience to these injunctions.

Given in presence of all the disciples of the prophet.

Abdallah, Osman, B. Afan, Saad, Abdor Rahman, Ibn Auf.

Into whose hands soever this writing shall come, let them give credence to it, that the divine benediction may rest upon the prophet and his disciples.

Let us praise God, Sovereign of the world, on whom we repose, as on the prophet our advocate: the 20th Ribuel, Ewel of the 15th year of the Hegira.

Whosoever reads this writing, and

cts contrary, from this day to the day

f the last judgment, contravenes the

onvention of God, and of his well be

oved prophet.

To the Editor of tUe Monthly Magazine.

SIR,

IN many districts, complaints are general that they cannot get good water, and this large village of Tottenham, never, until lately, could procure any, except from one spring ; but that proving a nuisance by the resort of so many persons to it, which occasioned contention and noise—the parish some time since sunk a well, and obtained an excellent, and continued supply of pure soft water. This is carried about and sold to the inhabitants; the poor, however, find it a heavy expence, and to the rich it is often unpleasant,—but I have now the pleasure of informing you that several fine springs have been lately found by a new system of boring —which i3 performed in the simplest manner, by the mere use of iron rods, forced into the earth by a windlass. The workmen (only three) in a few days get to a genuine spring of pure water, fit for every purpose of life; after the water is found, they merely put tin pipes down the aperture, and it throws up a fine stream from four to five feet high. The parish, observing its utility, have, much to their credit, sunk one, which they have ornamented very prettily, with a bronze pillar, &c. The first that was formed gives a supply of twenty-nine gallons a minute. But the most important circumstance is the smallness of the expence. Several artizans have agreed, and will agree to perform the work for from twenty to twenty-five pounds; from this statement it will immediately occur to you, how easily large neighbourhoods may be supplied with water.*

Surely Sir, when we consider the disposition to monopoly and extortion, which all the water companies manifest, would it not be highly advantageous to landlords, who possess hundreds of small houses, for which they pay a large rent, to supply their tenants with water, by having one of these fountains?

Those trades, such as brewers, dyers, &c. &c. would for thirty or forty shillings a year, have a continual supply of this desirable article.

Indeed, independently of the diffe

• We regret that our correspondent has omitted to nrantion the names and residence of the parties who performed this highly useful operation. We remember, a few years since, describing a patent for the same purpose, and we have often lamented that we heard nothing more of an invention, obviously so useful. rence rence of the expence, f he water from these springs must be more wholesome than that supplied from sluggishstreams, exposed to receive all the filth which carelessness or malice may throw into them. S. S.

Bruce Grove, Tottenham.

To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.

SIR,

THE same fatal adherence to old methods, which has retarded some of the most useful modern improvements, especially in those invaluably useful branches of gardening and farming, seems to have operated with full force against the introduction of a most excellent species of bark, for the purposes of tanning. I mean that which may be derived in amazing quantities from the Larch Tree.

That the said species of bark possesses those genuine astringent qualities which are. necessary for thepurpose of converting the raw material into leather, and that of the most excellent quality likewise, I ascertained when I resided in Newcastle - upon - Tyne. My friend, Mr. Richard Embleton, made an experiment as to its actual strength upon some hides and skins of different qualities and weights. At the ensuing August Leather Fair, in that town, he produced an exhibition of his novel experiment befoie a considerable number of country master tanners there assembled; and the result of the closest scrutiny on their part, was, that" better leather than Mr. E. then produced, was never tanned." The passing the above favourable judgment, proved a complete refutation to the avowal repeatedly made on previous occasions by Mr. Robert Hall, of Morpeth, who, although allowed to be an excellent tanner, openly declared that he was convinced there was no tanning particle whatever in Larch Bark. What an assertion! what a prejudice! Another respectable tanner of Newcastle, Mr. Beaumont, likewise asserted that Larch Bark might perhaps answer for light calf, deer, or sheep skins, but that in its strength, it did not possess sufficient innate virtue to tan a stout hide, or even one of middling weight, whereas, some of those hides which Mr. Embleton produced at the period I allude to, were of that kind which are denominated backs, and several (a hide divided in two) weighed upwards of sixty pounds each pair; now, as respects the wearing properties of leather so tanned, Mr. John Sillick, juii, nephew to Mrs. Sillick, the prln

cipal currier of the town, informed me that the craft (shoemakers) spoke in the most favourable terms of the kindness of this leather, in working, a sure sign of its goodness; and Mr. Embleton, to carry the demonstrative effect of leather, tanned with the Larch Bark, to the greatest practicable evidence, had on one of his boots a sole of Valonia tannage, and one on the other of Larch Bark tannage, and he frequently afterwards declared that the latter imbibed less moisture, and made a better resistance in the wear, than the tanners' favourite, the Valonia tannage did; needs there Dutch or German bark to be imported after this successful trial on the part of Mr. E. Enort Smith.

> To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.

SIR,

ON reading your paper of a skull being found in the middle of a tree, as related in your Magazine for April, 1821, I was put into some difficulty to account for so extraordinary an occurrence, until memory brought to my recollection a circumstance that took place in my practice more than twenty years ago; if you think it will serve to throw any light on the subject, it is at your service to publish it.

A woman brought a child to me, to inquire if a swelling it had in the Scrotum was Hernia. I gave it as my opinion, it was so, she thanked me, but said she knew how to cure it. I asked what she purposed doing to relieve the sufferer. Her reply was, to draw it through a maiden ash, which was to be effected by splitting a young tree in two, and making the child to pass through its separated sides, and if the sides after united, the child was cured; if not, it was to be drawn through a second, and a third time was certainty of relief. Had it been a girl, it must have been passed through a male ash. T made no further inquiry, but think it likely that some such experiment had been made with the tree on Praley Abbey Farm, and there a skull of a deer was 'ised as a wedge, to keep the sides of the tree asunder, which they neglected to remove, after passing the patient through between its separated sides, but which surviving the violence, poured out its cementing fluid, and continued to live and grow with this extraneous substance within its body, to the size described by the gentleman who has made the valuable communication.

T. Tooke, Surgeon.

Chatham, Oct. 11,1821. for

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