« السابقةمتابعة »
have been made against the convention by general Sercia. That proteft was dated on the 24th, whereas we cannot find that any later news has been received from Lifbon than the 13th.-Some private letters ftate the anival of about 10,000 Spanish troops on the left bank of the Tagus, and that the commander claims the Spaniards confined by the French, without any regard to the ftipulations of the convention. This was the force which was fent by Caftanos fhortly after the furrender of Dupont.
Several private letters ftate, that Junot had demanded tonnage for 27,000 men of which number 18,000 bore arms.
If Junot had 27,000 or 20,000 men when he furrendered, Bonaparte will not be very well pleafed with his conduct-Twenty' thousand men in poffeffion of the ftrong forts at Lifbon might have kept our army occupied for a much longer time.
The British troops going from Spain to Portugal with 20,000 men, are under the command of fir John Moore.
08. 6.] Sir A. Wellefley is arrived-he landed at Plymouth on Tueiday, from: the Plover loop, which brought alfo general Ferguson, lord T Somerlet, the hon. cap. tain Stanhope, captain Mellifh, and fome other officers. They left Lifton on the 28th ult, at which time nearly the whole of French troops had embarked to the number of twenty-feven thoufand men. Sir Arthur's evidence will of courfe be wanted in the enquiry which is about to take place. Sir Hew Dalrymple, it is fuppofed, will return to England in a few days. The Rullian fleet from the Tagus paffed Plymouth on the 4th. and may be hourly expected at Spithead.
8.] Sir Arthur Wellefley was clofeted a confiderable time with the duke of York yesterday morning.
Daring Burglary.-The countefs of Morton's house, in Park-freet, has for feveral days past been surrounded by a fet of fufpicious fellows, who generally met about dusk. The fervant maid entrusted with the care of the house, having taken notice of them, gave information at Marlborough-freet office. Accordingly, on Wednesday night, three police officers, well prepared with arms, went to the house, and at eight o'clock they fent the fervant out, after which they fecreted themfelves in a clofet adjoining one of the rooms, having provided themselves with a candle. Soon after the departure of the fervant, the kitchen bell was rung feveral times, and not being anfwered, the ringing was followed by hard knocking at the door. The thieves thinking there was no perfon in the house, broke the door open, and went to the room adjoining
the clofet where the officers had concealed themfelves, when the latter rushed out upon the robbers, who were five in number. Α battle immediately enfued, and in the fcuffle the candle was put out. One of the ufficers had just time to discharge his blunderbuis, and hot one of them in the left arm
the hot went through the bone. Thus rudely affailed, the robbers attempted to make their efcape through the back part of the house, by jumping off the first floor leads into Park-lane; in the attempt, one of them broke his leg, and. was immediately fecured. The man that had been thot run down South-ftreet, and turning down a Mews where there is no thoroughfare, he was alfo taken; the other three efcaped. One of them. muit have a fevere wound, as the cutlafs was covered with blood, and thofe taken had not been touched by it.. The two men who have been taken it ap pears, are reputed houfe breakers. They were taken to Mount-treet watch house. As foon as the man that had been hot was brought he dropped down, and fainted from lofs of blood. Medical affiftance was immediately procured. One of them. is not expectep io récover.
Collins alias Lafper, one of the wounded houfe bitakers, underwent amputatien ot his arm on Thursday afternoon. On mr. Heaviside, the furgeon, informing the pri toner that he must make up his mind to un. dergo amputation, to fave his life, the latter replied with confiderable eagernels
How am I to maintain my wife and family? The furgeon replied, that if he did not comply, he would not live long, and he immediately went through the operation.
DUBLIN, 02. 1.
LIEUTENANT LAWLESS, whofe gallantry in the late action in the Baltic has been fo highly conmended by fir Samuel Hood, is fon of the rev. mr. Lawlefs, who was fome time fince rector of the parish of Donoughmore in the county of Cork. Though he was hot through the thigh with a mufket ball, we are happy to hear there is a fair profpect of his recovery.
Captain Caulfield, who died lately in London of a decline, was the fon of a major Caulfield, in the north of Ireland, a relative to the houte of Charlemont. His perfon and manners were elegant and prepoffetling. At a very early age he went into the guards; and having obtained much celebrity as an amateur Tragedian, le exchanged the fath and gorget for the bulkin, and made a very fuccesful debut, in the part of Hamlet, at Covent Garden theatre. The unfortunate crim, coz. bulinefs is aid
to have affeded his fpirits, and to have produced a laffitude and depreffion that hai tened his diffolution.
4. The following very extraordinary robbery took place on Tuesday last, between Cappagh-hill, and the nineteen Mile houfe. -Three gentlemen travelling in a postchaile, were topped by a fingle highwayman, who demanded their money watches, Stc. &c. The gentleman on the fide of the carnage which the highwayman attacked, told him he had but a few hillings in cath, and gave him a handful of filver, with which the robber appeared perfectly fatisfied and rode off, in fev minutes he returned, and faid • you are a very honett fellow, and flake hands. The gentleman, took him by the hand, and having got him in his grafp he held on,' until his companions in the coach got out, by which time the highwayman had dife: gaged himself and made off. One of the Carriage hories was immediately dilengaged from the narnefs, and he was intrantly purined and apprehended. He now lies in the gaol of Naas to take his trial for the offence. When taken before mr. Aylmer of Kcock, the maghtrate who committed him, he addreffed him as follows :— Now, fit, take my advice and don't fell my horie un der 40 guineas, for on my horou: he's the belt norfe in the Kingdom."
11.] A mod horrid and enprovoked mutder was committed on a man of the name of Pat. Burke, refiding within a few miles of Cafel, by his neighbour and landlord, Patrick Cufick. The latter came to the house of Burke, armed with a gun to demand an arrear of rent (wo things) which Burke faid he would give credit for in the amount of a decree which he had ob
tained against Cufick at the last fetons of Cathel. Cufick infifted on being instantly paid, and Burke complying, and coming out of his houfe to pay the money and get a receipt, was deliberately fired at by Cufick, who drove five bulkts through his body, which inftantly killed him on the pot. A coroner's inqueft was holden on the body before Richard Crotton, elq. when the jury found a verdict of wilful murder againft Cufick, who has fince abfconded.
19.] On Monday laft, the carriage of William Brown, efq. of Brown hill, county Carlow, was flopped abont 6 o'clock in the evening, within three miles of Wick. low, by fix men, two of whom held the horfes, and the other four examined the intide of the carriage, and as they perceived the coachman fecreting fomething, they beat him and took what filver he had and his watch, which they afterwards returned by direction of their chief. The coachman hid pretence of mind to conceal in his boot
a letter of mr. Brown's, which containe hank note: fortunately there was no perion in the carriage.
25.1, On Sunday morning, at the hor of four o'clock, the police foot patrole of the caffle divifion, under peace officer Na gent apprehended a gang of robbers just af ter committing a houfe robbery in Fraccis. #treet, belonging to mr. Sheridan, and the property found on their perions. The ma giftrates of the head-office fat till a late hour on Sunday to take examinations, and com mitted them for triak
Great discoveries are expected to take place in consequence of the apprehenfon a Collier, the noted robber. He made a de termined refiftance, and very narrowly t caped in confequence of mr. Fox of the horie police eftablishment not having the expected aftance at hand.
which collected in Church-street made the Although the mot ftrongelt efforts for his refcue, mr. Fox, with a determined refolution, highly ba nourable to his exertions, fecured tis without any other affiftance. Large re wards have been offered for this ruffian's apprchenfion by the gentlemen of the coun tics of Meath and Louth, which were par ticularly the fcenes of depredations, and re hope that the active officer, who has rid the country of this dangerous ruffian, will recrive the reward which he fo highly merits.
the village of Aberfeldie, Perthfire, Jun traordinary Longevity-Lately died in colonel John Stewart, at the Stewart, commonly known by the name of advanced very age of 11 years: The hiftory of this man is not a little remarkable. At the age of 18 he joined the pretender's banners, and was prefent at the battle of Sheriff Muir, year 1745, he again took up arms in fuppert near Stirling, as a young piper. In the of the pretenfions of the house of Stewart, and was prefent in the fame capacity, in the battles of Falkirk, Prefton-Pans, and Culloden, in which last he received a fevere wound in the thigh, in confequence of which he was fo lame, that he made ufe of crutches ever after. He was married to eight wives, by each of whom, excepting the laft, he had feveral children, The number of his offsprings now alive is cal culated to be more than 200. He was by trade a tinker, and was remarkably famous He retained to the last the full poffcffion of for making Hyland dirks and fnuff mills. his mental faculties, and walked to church, which is at the distance of a mile and a hut from his houfe, the Sunday before his death. The late fir Wm. Forbes, of Edinburgh, generously allowed him, for many years back, tol. per annum. his death was more owing to excels in It is believed that drinking whiskey, of which beverage be
was always rather fond, than to any natural decay.
The fhip Hibernia, which failed in September laft from this port to Londonderry, and from thence with paffengers to New York, was wrecked off the coaft of Scotland, and not a single article of propepty preferved. Fortunately the crew, and about fixty paffengers, efcaped-the fituation of the Jatter is truly lamentable, they having collected their entire property for their new fettlement, all of which went to the bottom. We understand the veffel and cargo were fully enfured.
A moit daring and rather fingular burglary was committed at the house of Cahircon, county Clare. About twelve o'clock on the above night, a boat under fail putin at the quay, trom which 20 men, well armed and appointed, and under the command of a person whom this daring banditti filed captain, landed and marched to the frent of the houfe, they broke fome of the windows, and fired one of their pieces into the house, which appears to have been loaded with flugs, They fearched with the utmost care and fcrutiny for arms and ammunition, and took with them every thing of that fort which they met with. They entered an office of mr. 5 ott's, on a table in which lay his account books and papers of different forts-but what will appear almoft incredible, on this very table lay, expofed, a quantity of bank nores, fome filver, and fpecie, which the captain would not permit them to meddle with; and on meeting with a quantity of fpirits, they thewed not the lait defire to take it, but evinced fuch a degree of rigid defcipline and fubordination that we really know not how to accoun: for.-On quitting the quay of Cahircon, they steered for the County Limerick, banks of the Shannon. Mr. Scott was at Kiluth, attending his magifterial duty at the feilions.
An alarming fire broke out in old Chapel-lane, Cork, leading to the Water. courfe. It feems that the canfe of this melancholy accident, has arifen from the neglect of a woman leaving a lighted candle stuck too near the roof of a thatched cabin, when in a fhort time the roof was perceived in a blaze, the wind blowing N. W. and in the direction of the adjoining cabins, the communication of the fire was rapid in its progrefs. There has been a dozen houses, at leaft, burned: betides others which were tripped of the tiracch, to prevent its further progrets.
It is unquestionably flated that Sir John Moore is appointed commander in chief of the British forces defined for Spain, hav
ing under him lieutenant-gen. fir Arthur Wellesley, as his fecond in command, who goes out as early as circumitances will admit of. Lieutenant-general fir David Baird, with his divifion, lately failed from Falmouth, is ordered direct to the northren, coaft of Spain, alio to at with fir John Moore's force from Lisbon, which, when united with his divifior, will make the total of the infantry nearly 40'000 men: body of light cavalry, amounting to 4000 under ford Paget, is allo_ordsed to act
In addition to the regiments we have already detailed, two more of heavy cavaly are mentioned, the rtt dragoons, and 5th dragoon guards. The royal, are in this country, and the 5th at Dorchefter.
Thursday lieutenant-general Gr Hew Dalrymple and fir William Scott, the judge, landed at Portinouth.-S. Hew called on both the port admiral and on general Whetham, the general-governor, but neither of them were at home, he then fet off for town, and arrived next morning,
The phyfician general and furgeon gene. ral derive infinite credit for the very compiete manner in which they have tent off the expeditions with a medical, ftatf, particularly that which has juít failed from Faimouth.
General Slade's Huffar brigade ftill re. mains wind-bound at St. Helen's, but they will take the opportunity of the leaft shift of wind to start, and proceed for Corunna to join fir David Baird's army, to which they belong. The duke of Clarence remains at Portfinouth with his fon till the fleet lails.
General Cotton's brigade will embark as foon as ever the tranfports are reported to be ready to receive them.
The tranfports with wounded men from Portugal have arrived at Sp thead.
The prince left Portfmouth on Wednefday morning, when the works were manned for him, and the road for upwards of four miles, and till he paffed the out-works, was lined with troops, who faluted as be pailed them. The thort refidence of the prince at Portsmouth endea.ed him to the oldiers and failors: perhaps no act of his life ever fhewed him in a more amiable view, or fo entirely won the hears of the army, as his kind, condescending and affectionate conduct to his own reginnt, when they embarked for a foreign country to meet the enemy,
AT Marlfield, the feat of John Bagwell, efq. the lady of John Croker, efq. of Ballineguard, in the county of Limerick, of a daughter.-At Woodroff, near Clonmell, the lady of Samu. el Perry, efq. of a daughter. The lady of Richard Anderfon Rofe, efq. of Vauxhall, county Tipperary, of a fon and heir. At Dungannon Park, the feat of the right hon. lord vifcount Northland, on Friday, the 23 ult. the hon mrs. Edmond Kaox, of a fon; and on Sunday, the 25th ult. the hon. mrs. Charles Knox, of a fon.--In Upper Merrion street, the lady of captain George Burdett, of the royal navy, of a fon. At Stacumnie, county Kildare, the lady of fir Simou Braditreet, bait. of a daughter.
MR. JAMES NELSON, farmer, of Fadney, near Dromore, to mifs M'Cullagh, of Killiyfcolven, near Dromore. Mr. James Walkinthaw, of Ballymena, to mifs Eliza Robinfon, of Knocknagunny, near Hollywood.At the holy trinity church, Hull, T. Rowantree, aged 71, living in the hofpital belonging to the trinity houfe, Whitefriar gate, to Bepthzibab Briggs, of Hull, widow, aged 74, after a courtship of nearly four hours from their firit acquaintance.-John Hutch infon, efq. furveyor of excife, to mifs Wilfon, daughter of Edward Wilfon, efq. of Richmond.-Mr. John M'Peak, of Moneymore, metchant, to mifs Eliza Hamill, daughter of mr. Mi. chael Hamill, grazier, of the Falls, near Belfait.-Mr. John Alderdice, of Beifalt, to mfs Mercer, of Hillborough.-Mr. James Canning, Bally. macarrett, to mifs Ann Brady, Saltwater bridge. John Smith, efq. fon of the rev. John Smith, of Lifmacrory, county of Tipperary, to mifs Jane Browne, daughter of the late William Browne, efq of Warrenftown, county Dows. At Chefwick church, near London, dr. Tierney, of Brighton, formerly of Rathkeale, county of Limerick, to mits Jones, of Turnham-green. Middlefex. Mr. John Ryan, of Clonmiell, to mifs Collins, of Digges-ftreet,
Abraham Prim, efq. of Eunifragg, county Kilkenny, to mifs Becher, o Kells.
AT Clonakilty, mr. John Donovar, In Limerick, William Goggin, en printer and bookfeller.-In Limerick. in confequence of a fall off his horf mr. John Kelly. At his lodgings is Limerick, William Arthur, elq. r Enuis.-At Ramsgate, in the 74 year of her age, mis. Barton, relict of the late William Barton, efq. of Grove. in the county Tipperary, and daughter of the rev. Charles Maffey, of Dunas, in the county Clare, and dean of Lime rick.-At Ballyhome, near Bangor, mr. James Gray.--Mifs Alexander, daughter of mr. Robert Alexander, of Derry.-in Bride-ftreet, mrs. Sara A len. In the island of St. Domingo, mr. James Taylor, late of North A treet.-Thomas Chamney, of Baily rahine, co. Wicklow, efq.-At Bel fatt, mis. Eleanor Stewart, wife of m Alezander Stewart, linen-draper.-At Hillborough, lieut. David Wright.— At Loughbrickland, mrs. M. Smith. aged 85 years.-In Cook-treet, mi. James Stone.-At his feat near Wex tord, William Alcock, efq.--At Black rock, near this city, the res T. Lloyd of Callle-Lloyd, in the co. of Limerick.-At Sidney-place, Cork, Richard Moylan, efq. of that city, merchant.-In Cork, mrs. Rebecca Haly, relict of Francis Haly, efq.In lower Liffey-ftreet, mr. Richard O'Neill, painter and glazier.-In Hea rietta-place, mr. William Derrick, jur. in the 12th year of his age.-la Holland, Thomas Biggs, of the royal n vy, fon of Abraham Biggs, eiq. Waterford.-In Capel-itrect, in the bloom of life, deeply regretted by her fa mily and friends, mrs. Fitzimons, wie of mr. Fitz fimons.-At his lodgings, Leixlip, mr. Duncan Stewart, priutti -The rev. Thomas Lloyd, of CattleLloyd, county Limerick, rector of the parith and union of Cullen, in the di cefe of Cathel.-At Hedleton, Alice Atkins, wife of Thomas Atkin efq. and fixth daughter of the late 1 Robert Atkins.