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ceafed, the intereft of 60,000l. 5,000l. in cash, the house and furniture at Highbury, and horses, carriages, &c.

To mr. H. Hafe, 250l. per annum, arifing from the Broad-treet annuity (money lent by mr. Newland to the parish, and when the annuity fhall ceafe, the principal to be paid) and 700 confols.

Mr. Rippon, 2d cashier, 700 guineas. Mr. Brofa, 700 do. 10,000l.

Mr. Atwood, To each of the family of the Goldfmids, eight in number, 500l. to purchase a ring. To the gentlemen belonging to the chief cashier's office, 20 in number, from 30l. to 100l. each, with about two exceptions. To the porters at the bank and lodge, from 20 to 50l. each, and to the domeftics of the deceafed's household, the like fums.

The refidue of the property is left amongst the relatives of the deceased, who are in needy circumftances. Amongst whom is a Chelsea penfioner, who during the life of mr. Newland received 50l. per annum, has been left tool. a year. A farmer's fervant at Hornfey, who did not partake of mr. Newland's bounty during his life, has been left 500l. per annum.

DUBLIN, Dec. 19, 1807.

EARLY yefterday morning, a fire broke out in the under part of mr. Martin's houfe in South Great George's freet, brush manufacturer, which in a few minutes raged with great violence, threatening deftruction to the adjoining houfes. Every poffible effort to fave the concerns were used, but in vain; which, together with the ftock and furniture, were confumed in a very fhort time. The right hon. the lord mayor attended on the above occafion, together with generals fir Charles Afgill, Leith, and Meyrick, and used the mott praife-worthy exertions. The greateft praife is due to colonel Hufkiffon, of the 9th garrifon battalion, quartered in Great George's-ftreet, January, 1808.

who, with his officers and men, afforded effential service; also to major Sirr, and a party of the 7th dragoon guards. All of whom continued to work the engines, which were abundantly fupplied with water, for feveral hours, until the fire was completely extinguished.

From the Glasgow Courier, Dec. 1.4.

About the beginning of laft month, a veffel bound to Ireland was put afhore near the fouth end of Arran, a part of the cargo was taken out to lighten her; among which were about 30 small cafks marked Barley.' Thefe having excited fufpicion in the officers of excife, they had them opened, and found that they were filled with GUN-POWDER. They then got a party of mr. Lindsay's detachment of the garrifon battalion, and feized the veffel, on board of which, under the cabin they found ten casks more. They have taken the veffel into Campbelton.'

24. We understand that both the gentlemen (capt. Campbell and lieut. Eyre Trench) lately tried by a general court martial, were, after a molt ferious examination, fully acquitted of the charges brought against them.

We are much concerned to announce, as an addition to the other melancholy loffes of mr. Martin by the late fire in George's-street, that his miffing child, whole fate was for fome time uncertain, has fallen a victim to that unfortunate event, the horrors of which have thrown his wife into fuch a dangerous fituation as to caufe the utmost apprehenfion for her life.

City of Dublin Common Council Petitions.

Tuesday the hearing of the feveral petitions, complaining of the undue return and election of perfons to serve in the common council of the city of Dublin for the enfuing three years in the guild of merchants, the corporation of tailors, and the corporation of fhoemakers, was concluded at the exhibition-house in William-ftreet.

The corporation of the city of Dub. lin at large, confifting of the right hon. the lord mayor. board of aldermen, recorder, high sheriffs, sheriffs peers, and



common council of this city, have efta blished the return of the thirty-one members made by the guild of mer. chants for the enfuing three years, and have declared that the petitioners against the fame have not fupported the allegations contained in their petitions. The affembly have in like manner established the return made by the corporation of tailors, and fet afide the prayer of the petitioners. In the corporation of fhoemakers they have determined that mr. John Dooley has fupported the feveral allegations contained in his petition, and have refolved that the name of mi. Robert Willard, in the return of the members to ferve for that corporation in the common council of this city for the enfuing three years, be erased therefrom, and the name of mr. John Dooley be in. ferted therein in its ftead.

fired almoft at the fame inftant, and R.'s ball had paffed quite through T's body, and lodged in the left fleeve of his fhirt. He ftaggered a few paces-exclaimed- I am a dead man,' fell into the arms of his friend, and expired.

After which mr. Nugent propofed a refolution of thanks to the right hon. the lord mayor and the recorder, for their faithful, upright, and impartial conduct during this arduous inveftigation, which being duly feconded, was put from the chair by alderman Carleton, and carried unanimously.

"What a dreadful affair is this? and how much is to be lamented the frequency of thefe occurrences! R. did not wish to fight him, but unfortunately, all attempts at accommodation were vain. T. poor fellow, would listen to no propofals. He had a strong prefentiment of his fate, and expreffed it; but he behaved with the utmoft firmnefs and refolution. R. was much affected, and embracing him in the agonies of death, exclaimed in a frantic manner, My dear friend, why would you force me to do this? let me declare in your dying car that I have no enmity to you that I did not wish to meet you-and that I fhall mourn your death as that of a brother.'

This affembly having been occupied for the whole of Friday, Monday, and Tuesday laft, adjourned at half past four o'clock on Tuesday evening. Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman in

New Orleans, dated October 1. This morning at ten o'clock, I fhook lieut. T. by the hand-and this evening at eight, I held in my hand a ball that had paffed through his heart.

The beft account I can give of this melancholy event is this. A number of officers were amufing themselves in their quarters laft evening with cards, when R. came in and was asked to play; he declined, with a quotation from Shakespeare. Some criticifm was made on it by T. and an argument of fome warmth took place-difagreeable reflections were made-bad language enfued, and this morning, T. fent R. a challenge. They met jult before night oppoûte to this city. On the word fire! T.'s pitol afhed, and R.'s Tuapped. On the fecond, they both


29] Tuefday morning the marquis and marchionefs of Donegall landed at Donaghadee, from Scotland. news of their arrival excited the liveli eft fenfations among the inhabitants of Belfaft; the shipping in the harbour announced the event by repeated discharges of their guns. On approaching the town they were met by a numerous concourfe of people, who took the horfes from the carriage and drew them, amidst reiterated acclamations, to Donegall house.

Friday fe'nnight being the anniverfary of the fhutting of the gates of Derry againft king James's army, the Londonderry yeoman infantry paraded and marched to the different gates, which they fhut and fired over, after which they proceeded to the Diamond and fired three vollies. In the evening feveral convivial meetings took place, and the night was fpent with every demonftration of joy on the occafion.

The Polyphemus and Africa, which lately arrived at Cork, are faid to have brought from Buenos Ayres not lefs than one million five hundred thousand dollars on account of the British merchants, and eighteen veffels are in the,

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convoy, completely laden with hides and tallow.

The comet, which it was thought by fome, would have disappeared at the back of Hercules, has moved at least fifty degrees further, and is ftill vifible with a magnifying power of ten, It appears a round whitish spot, without a comma, fcarcely diftinguishable from that milkinefs, which compofes the galaxy where it is now fituated. Its place on the 24th ult. at 2rp. m. was about four degrees beyond Alpha Cygni, in a direction towards Perfeus; its apparent motion bas decreafed both in right afcenfion and declination, but more in the latter than the former.

31.] We are glad that the following letter has been published as an authentic contradiction to the report lately circulated in the London papers. We do not infert the name of the newspa per mentioned by dr. Moylan as having first published the report, because we are inclined to think that he is deceived in that particular fact :

'I cannot but exprefs my surprise and indignation, on reading in a London paper of the 21ft inftant, a publication (ince copied into other papers) ftating the pope had addreffed a bull to the Roman catholic prelates of this kingdom, to engage them to ufe their influence with the people of the Roman catholic perfuafion in this country in favour of the views and objects of Bonaparte; and that faid bull was accompanied by another paper from the French ruler, holding out as a motive of their compliance, the afcendancy of their religion in this country-and that thefe curious documents having come into the hands of doctor Moylan, titular bishop of Cork, he, as a loyal fubject, fubmitted them to the duke of Portland. Whatever may be the views and purposes intended by the perfon or perfons who fabricated, and at fuch a juncture published thefe falfehoods, I deem it incumbent on me to contradict that publication as foon as poffible.

I therefore do moft folemnly declare that I never received, faw, nor heard of any fuch documents, until I

faw them mentioned in the aforefaid
paper. That I verily believe and am
certain beyond doubt, that no fuch do-
cuments ever did, or do exift. I there-
fare could not have submitted them to
his grace the duke of Portland.
R. C. bifhop of Cork.""
Cork, Dec. 28, 1807.

It is with fincere regret we have to
announce the death of so valuable a
member of fociety. The public anxi-
ety for the fate of the Shaw, and the
pleasure that glowed in every breast on
hearing she had triumphed over the fu-
ry of the ftorm that configned hundreds
to a premature grave, ftill lives in
the remembrance of our fellow-citi-
zens; at the time we had occafion to
mention, that under Divine Providence,
the unexampled exertions of captain
Dawfon had faved the veffel and the
lives of his majesty's foldiers and fub-
jects, to the amount of four hundred
and upwards. We have now unfortu-
nately to ftate that, to thefe humane
and manly exertions he has fallen a vic-
tim. He never recovered the fatigue,
and a few days fince he expired in Fif-
gard roads, on board the vessel his la-
bours had preferved amidst warring ele-
ments. He feems to have had fome
prefentiment of his approaching diffolu-
tion, as appears from the following
paffage in a letter to his wife, written
immediately after getting into Fifgard.
My dear Jane, I will fend you all the
particulars in a day or two, for at
prefent I can hardly write, I am ve-
bad indeed. I have never had my
clothes off thefe fourteen days.
am afraid I fall never get the better of
it. Nor did he he is no more—and
what adds to the calamity, the greater
part of his honeft earnings was on board
the Rochdale tranfport, loft in that
dreadful gale, and of which his nephew
was captain. Thus is his unhappy
widow and children (three females)
left deftitute, without comfort or fup-
port; but it is to be hoped a generous
public will hold out the hand of bene-
volence to their relief; ed i is to be


hoped government will not aban lon to the ball of captain O. took the lape. want and misery the widow and helpless of mr, B's coat entirely off. The lo offspring of a man who lost his life in conds endeavoured to reconcile matters the public service, in preserving to the but ineffectually, until they discharge defence of their country so many offi- a second piftol, which was nearly pror cers and soldiers. Independent of eve- ing fatal to captain 0, 'the ball having ry moral duty, it would be politic in entered his thigh near the hip. government to bestow reward: ag'a fti. Jan. 19.] His grace the archbishop mulus of good conduct in others under of Dublin has been pleased to appoias similar circumstances,

Mark Hare, esq. 1. 1. d. chief senelchal Captain Moore, who commands the of his grace's manor of St. Sepulchre British squadron, sent by fir Sidney in the room of dr. Duigenan, who has Smith to convey the royal family of resigned. Portugal to the Brazils, is brother to On Saturday last a numerous mestgeneral Moore; who defeated the re. ing of the Roinan catholics of the city bels at Foulkes': mill, in the county of of Cork, was held at the Bush tavern, Wexford, in the year 1793, and son to Stephen Roche, esq. in the chair ; at the celebrated dr. Moore, author of which the late refolution of the cathoseveral valuable tracts.

lics of Dublin, to petition parliament, The barbour of Cove exhibit a most for the repeal of the remaining magnificent spectacle. The ships col. disqualifications affec?ing their body, Jeded exceed in number what have been was taken into consideration and unani. át any one time observed there for ma- moufly adopted. my years. They are composed of the On Friday last the mayor of Cork line of battle {hips, frigates, and trans- fined a man a' guinea for lacerating ports, from Monte · Video, under the the feet of a pig, which he was driving command of admiral Muriay; the to market. The just severity of this West India outward-bound feet, up. punishrpent is well calculated to prevent wards of ninety sail, ready to proceed the continuance of a molt barbarous under convoy of the Hussar frigate and and cruel pracțice, whịch, we are fora à floop of war ; and a Newfoundland ry to say has been too common in this homeward-bound fleet, which arrived on country, that of wounding pigs, in ora Saturday laft, under convoy of the Neme. der to render them more managcable, tis frigate. There are begides those three by their brutal drivers. feets, Iwo East Indiamen, several frigates Major general Gower, and the other and loops of war, and a number of træ. officers whose tesimony is required on ders unconnected with the convoys. the trial of general Whitelocke, having

! FATAL Duel. A duel has taken now arrived, the court-martial will place, at Cove, between two officers commence this week. belonging to the Polyphemus, of 64 : guns; we are sorry at being informed,

THE ANSON FRIGATE. that it has proved fatal to one of them. We are in possession of the names, but The following authentic account of our feeling for their relatives, induces the loss of the Anson, has been furnishus to suppress them. The deceased re- ed by lieut. Gill, one of the surviving quested that his opponeut might be for- officers of that ship: given.

• On the 27ih in the evening, (Cays On Wednesday fe'nnight a Juel was lieut. G.) we saw the idle of Bas

We fonglit near Granard, in the county of food off during the night abont W. Longford, between captain J. Otway, N, W. blowing very hard. The next and mr. A. W. Bellew, attorney, in, morning we' bore up for Falmouili, at consequence of a quarrel which origin about fix o'clock. By our reckoping at ñated from the centure contained in a noon, the Lizard we imagined N. by letter from captain 0. to mr. B. The W. 8 or ten miles. Al one, we saw ground was distanced at eight yards; the land, which I think must have been


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Cadden point. We wore immediate; other dead bodies that have been taken * !, and feered S. E. by s. About up, were so bruised and disfigured by

Laree, the captain thought proper to the falling of the mafts, &c. that their wear, and fand in to make the land faces could not be recognised. We again. We did not stand in more than are further confirmed in our stateen minutes : theh wore once more and ment of the number luft-they cere tood out about S. Ş. E. or S. by E. tainly do not exceed 60; for there canAt four we saw land close aboard and no: remain a doubt but that many Bearly right ahead, which we perceiv. have deserted. In addition to the ed to be the Lizard. We immediate. names of surviving officers mentioned, by wore and hauled to the wind on the we have to add, lieutenant Gill, licet. arboard tack; ftood on for about Simpson, marines, mr. Stuart, the half an hour,' then furled every thing malfer, the purser, messrs. Hill and and let go the best bower. She took Mason, midshipmen, besides a few the cable entirely to the clench, but others, whose names we have not been tode by it till four the next morning. able to afcrtain. The time since the ft thea parted. We let go the smaller wreck has been bulily employed in fav. bower

, which brought her up at the ing the stores, and a preity considera9 ckach also. By this cable we rode till ble quantity, we believe, has been se. deres

, or half-past, when it was resolve cured, though this business has been ed to run her alhore.

much impeded by the roughness of the A report was circulated that captain weather. Lydiard was so alarmed, that he was The British Navy.-The fate of incapable of making proper exertions. the British navy, according to the re. This infamous falsehood, we are sorry turns up to the present day, is as folto say, was propagated by some of the lows:- There are in commission 795 crew, who deserted as soon as they got ships of war, of which 144 are of the ahore. Capain Lydiard, who did line, 20 from 50 to 44 guns, 178 frievery thing that could be done by a gates, 226 Noops of war, 227 armedbrave and experienced commander, had brigs, &c.-Besides which there are beca repeatedly urged by his officers building and in ordinary, ships which 10 quit the ship before he consented, make the total amount of the British and, at laft, facrificed his life, it is be- navy, exclulive of cutters and other lieved , to his humanity. He had got small vessels

, 1100 ships of war. out of the ship on the main-mast, when 16.] Thursday, Bucknell Macartobserving a boy on the mall below him, ney, esq. was elected secretary, and le ftopped till he could be extricated. Thomas Lysaght. esq. register to the la his momentuous crisis the captain Dublin society, in the room of the late was twice wasted off the maft, and as dr. Lyfter. often recovered it again, but unable to On Thursday night, the 7th inftant, Telift the violence of a third sea, he was

a most daring robbery was committed forn from his hold, and disappeared. by fome fellows, as yet unknown, by It is believed too, that mr. Smith, the itealing 24 fat sheep from mrs. Máfurgeon

, might have been saved, but ry Gerrard, of the Bay, near Mulhud. for anxiety to preserve his son, a little dard, in the county Dublin--a lady of bor, who was on board with him. the most inoffensive and amiable man. The exertions of lieutenant Gill to save the men, and afterwards the stores, ex- 21.] On Sunday last, the West I. sited the eleem and respect of all who dia A et, consisting of 103 vesels, failbaw him. The remains of captain Ly. ed from Cove, under convoy of his madiard were buried with military honours jesty's fhip, Huflar, Lloyd, the Mo

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groups and midthipmen have been buried The Efpiegle floop, capt. Morris, alla * Helloa. The greater part of the sailed on a cruise.



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