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THE

EDINBURGH

ANNUAL REGISTER,

For 1810.

VOL. THIRD-PART SECOND.

EDINBURGH:

Printed by James Ballantyne and Co.
FOR JOHN BALLANTYNE AND CO. EDINBURGH ;
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN; AND

JOHN MURRAY, LONDON.

1812.

LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

DAVIS

CHRONICLE.

JANUARY

timber-yard, but they escaped de

struction, though not without consi2d.-Messrs Brander, M“Leod, derable damage. The great heat Grant, Blakiston, Lewis, Tattnall, which this immense body of fire threw Hall, and Meek, midshipmen of the out, prevented the engines from ap. royal navy, arrived in London on proaching near enough to produce Tuesday last, having effected their any effect. The blaze of light which escape from the prison of Givet, in issued from the conflagration illumiFrance, after nearly four years' im. nated the metropolis, and created so prisonment in that country. On their much alarm as to crowd almost all the way towards the coast they picked streets with people, who fancied the up and brought with them a poor next house to their's was in flames. British seaman with a wooden leg, who The damage done is estimated at se. effected his escape from the prison of veral thousand pounds. Some appreArras.

hensions were entertained for the 3d.-Monday night, about eleven Grand Junction Canal store-house , o'clock, a dreadful fire broke out in and, even in the Inner Temple, seve. the premises of Mr Pocock, a coal ral engines were brought down to the and timber merchant, at Whitefriars bottom of King's Bench Walk, un. Wharf, between Blackfriars Bridge der the idea that the fire might posand the Temple. The whole of these sibly extend to that quarter. extensive premises were soon in flames, UNION-HALL.-A person who lives and continued burning until the whole in Bermondsey-street, attended at the of their valuable contents, consisting office, and stated, that in the house of immense piles of coals and timber, where he lodged, he had reason to were entirely consumed. The ex. believe there were a parcel of human tensive range of stabling, belonging bones concealed in the cellar, and to Mr Pocock, and several valuable that, in fact, his wife had seen a horses also, shared the same fate. The hand, the fingers of which still regreatest apprehensions were entertain. tained some of their flesh, although ed for the houses which surround the in a mouldering state. Upon this in.

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