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Carr Rock." We are sorry,” says lent gales. It is ascertained that the an Edinburgh paper,

“ in the space of a vessel sunk off Rottingdean is not the few weeks, to have again to notice the Mistletoe, but some merchantman. The fatal effects of a very dangerous reef officers who have unfortunately perished of rocks, which extend from the shore at in her are, Lieut. Wade Blake (comFifeness, fully a mile and a half to sea- mander); Mr J. Duncan, second master ; ward, and terminating in Carr Rock. Mr Tully, master's mate; Mr J. BrenThe sloop Janet of St Andrews, forty ham, midshipman ; Mr Thomas Kennel, tons register, Elder master, bound from pilot; and thirty-two able seamen and Alloa, with coals, sprung a leak off the boys. Carr Rock about six o'clock on the even. James Watson, senior, who has ating of the 6th. The crew, finding that tracted so much of public notice, was inthe water gained fast upon them, were dicted for having assaulted Joseph Rhodes making to the shore, to run the vessel with a sharp instrument, with which he upon Balconibie Sands, when she unfor- struck and stabbed him. The jury retunately struck upon one of the outer turned a verdict of acquittal, when severocks of the Brigs, near the Carr. The ral persons below, and in the galleries, crew immediately took to the boat, and gave very indecorous demonstrations of landed in safety. Robert Watson, Lord joy. Kellie's fisherman, who has been resi. 23. This day a meeting of delegates, dent at Fifeness about sixty years, is from various petitioning bodies in Great enabled, from what he recollects of the Britain for reform in parliament, was shipwrecks at the Carr Rock, to re- held at the Crown and Anchor-Major mark, that there has been, in his time, Cartwright in the chair; when it was re“ at least sixty vessels lost upon the solved, that representation should be coCarr !--for if she missed her mark one existent with taxation, and that property year, she is sure to hit twice the year fol. ought to form no part of a member of lowing.”

Parliament's qualification--virtue and ta17.-A meeting of the advocates for a lents being sufficient. reform in Parliament, was held at Free- Common Council...Mr Waithman mov. mason's Tavern this day, when several ed a number of resolutions on the subject resolutions were adopted, expressing the of parliamentary reform. These resolu. necessity for a constitutional reform in tions do not go so far as those of the dethe representation, the abolition of use. legates just mentioned, having for their less offices and unmerited pensions, and object “the shortening of the duration of a reduction of the military establishment Parliaments, and a fair and equal distri.

IRELAND.-A meeting convened by bution of the elective franchise to all free-' requisition, took place on the 13th inst

. holders, copyholders, and householders payat the Green of Haroll's Cross, Dublin, ing taxes, with such regulations as would when a respectful address was voted to preserve the purity and integrity of the his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, members, and render the House of Comhumbly praying that he would give his mons an efficient organ of the people." royal countenance and support to the The resolutions were carried with not more measure of parliamentary reform.Se than ten dissenting voices. veral resolutions were also carried, stat- Hatton Garden. Mr Hunt, Mr Cobing the public distress, and declaring that bett, and the boy, Thomas Dogood, who the object of the meeting was reform, tore down a posting-bill, entitled, “ Mr not revolution. A petition to Parliament, Hunt hissed out of the city of Bristol,” founded on the resolutions, was read and came to this office, when a good deal of adopted.

conversation passed between the magistrate 20_The trial of the rioters for plun. and Messrs Hunt and Cobbett, respecting dering Mr Beckwith's premises on the 2d the committal of Dogood, "and the conof December, the day of the first Spa- duct of the officer, Limbrick, who apprefields meeting, commenced this morning hended him, which led to no result. at 10 o'clock, at the old Bailey, when Dreadful Catastrophe. On Friday evenJohn Cashman was found guilty, John ing, the 3d instant, about eleven o'clock, Hooper, Richard Gamble, William Gun. Mr Cobbett, jun. of Kingston, having nel, and John Carpenter, not guilty. just retired to rest with his wife, to Cashman has since been executed. The whom he had been married but a few trial of the other rioters was resumed on weeks, put an end to his existence by the 21st, but none of them were capitally blowing his brains out with a pistol (of convicted.

three barrels) which he had previously 22. The loss of the Mistletoe schooner, concealed under his pillow. The horrid tender to the flag-ship at Portsmouth, circumstance has occasioned his wife to with all her crew, upon the coast of be insensible ever since, and she is not Sussex, whilst cruising in search of smug- expected to live.-Coroner's verdict, Inglers, can no longer be doubted; she sanity. must have foundered in one of the vio. Coroner's Inquest.-An inquisition was

same.

taken before Mr Stirling, coroner for coinage. This valuable cargo, amountMiddlesex, upon the body of Mary Ann ing to £300,000, was insured at Lloyd's Golding, the daughter of John and Eliza- at the low rate of 10s. 6d. per £100,-& beth Golding, of No 30, Molineux Street, strong proof of the confidence placed in Mary-le-bone, whose death was occasion- the superior class of Leith smacks. ed by the barbarous treatment of her On Saturday, the 11th January, the parents. The deceased was only five inhabitants of New Lanark met in the years of age. The jury viewed the bodyNew Institution, for the purpose of takits appearance was shocking, being coveing into consideration the propriety of ered with marks of violence from the presenting an address to Robert Owen, neck downwards to the thigh. The back Esq. expressive of their high satisfaction had several old wounds upon it; the legs with his conduct, and that of the other were bruised ; and the whole frame was proprietors, in introducing various ameemaciated. The evidence taken before the liorations in the condition of their comjury disclosed a repetition of acts of bru- munity, and more particularly in reduce tality on the part of the child's parents, ing the time of working in their mills an which left no doubt on the minds of the hour a-day; which regulation took place jury, that they had been the cause of her the first Jan. 1815, the time of labour death. After an hour's consultation, the being from six to seven previously to that jury returned the following verdict : “ The date; since which it has been from six deceased died in convulsions, caused by the to six only. This proposition being uncruel treatment of her unnatural parents.” animously agreed to, à committee was

25.-Johanna Southcote. The delusion appointed to prepare and present the at this time practised upon the believers

It was then resolved, that the in the predictions and doctrine of the late village should be illuminated on the prophetess, is matter of great astonishment. Tuesday evening following, in testimony An interdict arrived at Newark on Sunday, of their regard for his disinterested conthe 19th instant, from a disciple of the duct in the manageinent of the establishconclave at Leeds, inhibiting those of the ment, and also in commemoration of the faith, amongst other things, from attend- purchase of the mills by the present proing to their ordinary business during the prietors. ensuing eight or nine days; and a manu- 28.-Yesterday a third meeting of the facturer's shop in that place is at this time reform delegates was held at the King's entirely deserted, and the business of many Arms Tavern, Palace Yard. There were small dealers suspended in consequence. upwards of thirty delegates present, who

The following letter has been sent by affected to represent one hundred and the Secretary of State for the Home De- ninety towns throughout the kingdom. partment to the Lord Lieutenant of the After some discussion, which brought out county of Leicester, and, we believe, to nothing new or interesting, it was agreed the Lords Lieutenants of several other that those delegates, having petitions to counties. Whitehall, Jan. 11, 1817. present to Parliament, should assemble this My Lord, It being deemed expedient day at three o'clock, in Palace Yard, to under present circumstances, that the civil put them into the hands of Sir F. Burpower should he strengthened in the county dett and Lord Cochrane. The ineeting was under your Grace's charge, I have to re- then finally dissolved. quest that you will recommend to the ma. This being the day fixed for the meetgistrates in the principal towns within the ing of Parliament, the Prince Regent left same in which the measure is not al. Carlton House at half-past one, and reready adopted), to encourage the enrol- paired to St James's palace.His Royal ment of respectable householders, to act, Highness took his seat in the state car. as occasion may require, as special con- riage accompanied by the Duke of Monstables for a fixed period of time, not less trose, master of the horse, and Lord James than three months ; and I have farther Murray, a lord in waiting ; the other to request that your Grace will communi. royal attendants followed in other carcate to the commanding officers of the riages. The procession to the House was several yeomanry corps within the coun. not seriously disturbed; some discontentty of Leicester, the wish of his Majesty's ed voices mixed their murmurs with the government, that they will hold them. applause of the more loyal, yet there was selves, and the corps under their respec. no such expression of disapprobation as tive commands, in a state of preparation to excite alarm. On the return of the to afford prompt assistance to the civil royal procession, the discontent broke out authorities in case of necessity. I have, into the most outrageous abuse, and even &c.

SIDMOUTH. into acts of violence. The life guards were The Lord Lieutenant of the

insulted, and gravel-stones and other County of Liecester.

missiles were thrown at the royal carriage

between Carlton-house gardens and the One of the Leith smacks arrived from stable-yard, one glass of the state coach London on the 26th instant, having on was struck three times and broken. It apo board nearly forty tons of the new silver pears from the evidence of Lord James

Murray, that his Lordship was inclined or proceeded to the Common Council. to think one or two bullets had been fired Chamber, where Lord Exmouth had been in at the coach, but no gun or pistol was waiting a considerable time in consequence seen, no smoke appeared, no report was of invitation, to receive the sword voted heard, no bullet has been found.As soon to him, as a mark of public approbation as the Prince Regent alighted from the and thanks for his splendid victory in the state coach, he informed Sir N. Conant, bombardment of Algiers--The noble Lord the magistrate in waiting, of the outrage was attended by ten captains of his fleet that had occurred, and the Duke of Mon- who had shared the dangers and glory trose was immediately despatched to the of that expedition.

The Lord Mayor office of the home department in search accompanied the presentation by an apof Lord Sidmouth. The prince, after wait- propriate speech; to which Lord Exmouth ing at St James's some time for the noble replied by the most cordial expression of secretary, went in his private carriage to his grateful feelings for the honour con Carlton House ; and whether the mob had ferred upon him by the city of London. relented from their malignant violence, or After the ceremony, his lordship and whether the tumultuous part of them had his colleagues, accompanied by the Lord withdrawn to attend their favourite Hunt, Mayors, Sheriffs, and several other memhis Royal Highness was saluted with huz- bers of the corporation, proceeded to Ironzas. About the time of these violent pro- monger's Hall to partake of a banquet ceedings, that is, about half-past two, near- prepared for him by the company, who ly twenty of Hunt's delegates made a pro- took a peculiar interest in the results of cession by Charing-cross through Parlia

that victory

The circumstance which ment street, with about half a dozen pe- rendered that event so interesting to the titions on rolls of parchment in favour of Ironmonger's Company was, that they are reform, carried on their arms like muskets, the trustees of an estate of £2000 a year they marching in a military step. Hunt, it bequeathed many years ago by one of is said, wished the parchments to be un- their members, a Mr Betton, who had rolled, that the length of them might as- the misfortune to be captured by a Bartonish the passers-by. His myrmidons, bary Corsair, and was several years in however, did not choose to comply with slavery, from which he was ultimately this request ; upon which he observed, that ransomed. In memory of his own sufferhe never had to do with such cowardly ings, and in gratitude for his liberation,

he directed that £1000 of the legacy aboveA proclamation was issued on Wednes- named should be annually appropriated day morning, the 29th instant, offering for the ransom of British captives, who £1000 reward for the apprehension of the might chance to be enslaved by any of person or persons guilty of the late treason. the Barbary States. The company have able attempt on the life of the Prince religiously obeyed the injunctions of the Regent.

humane testator, and commissioned a reOn the same day, the joint address of gular agent at Mogadore for the purpose. congratulation of both Houses of Parlia. IRELAND.-- The Committee appointed ment to the Prince Regent, on his laté to appropriate the general fund for the happy escape, was presented to His Royal relief of the poor of Dublin have deterHighness at Carlton House, which he re- mined to give premiums, at the rate of ceived with all the accustomed state seat- £5 per acre, for the planting of early poa ed upon the throne. The attendance of tatoes within two miles of the castle of Lords and Commons on this occasion was Dublin. The managers of the Cork invery numerous_headed by the Lord stitution have voted L.700 for the same Chancellor and Speaker of the House of purpose; the premiums to be distributed Commons. From ten o'clock in the morn. under such regulations as the Committee ing till five in the afternoon, Carlton House shall see fit. was crowded with the nobility and gentry Desperate Poachers. We had hoped of both sexes making their anxious inquire that the determined resistance to well ies, and offering their sentiments of con- known laws had been confined on this gratulation; and addresses from all parts side of the Tweed to the pursuit of the pure of the country will doubtless be speedily spirit of malt'; we regret to hear, however, presented on this most interesting public that a desperate affray lately took place on occasion.

Lord Blantyre's estate near Haddington, be31.-The livery of London met in twixt three poachers and his lordship’s gameCommon Hall, and passed some additional keeper and two assistants. After a most deresolutions in favour of parliamentary re- termined resistance, in which shots were exform; the most important of which was changed and severe wounds given, (one of one for triennial Parliaments, which was the poachers having his arm broken) two out carried by a large majority against an of the three were taken into custody. This amendment, by which it was proposed to was mainly effected by the timely appearance declare in favour of annual Parliaments. of a countryman at the moment when the de

LORD EXMOUTH. After the adjourn. predators had the best of the fight. (Edinment of the Common Hall, the Lord May. burgh Courant.)

persons before.

The most interesting of the other occur- want of reflection which recognised no other rences of this month, which our limits do mode of relief than by means of pecuniary not permit us to detail, were the severe donations. The practice has been, almost gales, which have occasioned much damage universally, to employ those who were able on different parts of the coast ;—the dis- to work, and to allow them such wages as tressed condition of the labouring classes, would save then from want, though at the partly owing to the last unfavourable har- same time so moderate as to induce them vest and the high price of provisions ; to return to their former habits of indepenand the unparalleled exertions made in dent industry as soon as the demand for laevery part of the united kingdom for their bour should revive. Happily, at the morelief. The benevolence of the higher or- ment we are now writing, several of our ders, while it was never at any former pe- manufacturing towns begin to resume their riod so extensively displayed, has not been, former activity; and our prospects are beon the present occasion, alloyed by that coming daily less gloomy and doubtful.

COMMERCIAL REPORT.

COLONIAL PRODUCE.--Sugars have of late been in considerable demand, without much improvement in prices. Muscavados proper for refining have been purchased freely at a small advance. The stocks of Refined Sugars being very small, and considerable orders having arrived from the Continent, this article has a little improved. The sales of Brazil and East India Sugars, lately brought forward, have gone off briskly, at prices a shade higher. Coffee has been in some demand for exportation, though not such as to diminish greatly the superabundant stock of this article, which has for many years past been produced in too large quantity for the consumption. Cottons continue in steady demand, without much variation in prices. In East India descriptions there has been considerable briskness, at an advance of įd. to d. per lb. Tobaccus extremely dull, and prices lower. Rums having fallen considerably in price, the exporters were induced to come into the market, and much business has been done in this article. The last Tea sale at the East India House, which finally closed on the 14th ult. proved that the general freedom of trade with every part of Europe to China, and particularly the exertions of the Americans to supplant the English in the European market, have not had the expected effect : for the average prices shewed an advance of 2d. per lb.

EUROPEAN PRODUCE.-In articles from the Baltic, little business is doing, and prices declining. Hemp from £1 to £2 per ton, and Tallow ls. to 2s. per cwt. Sowing Linseed in considerable demand, and 110s. has been refused. Clover Seeds are also on the advance, and the stock of American very limited : Red 130s. to 140s. per cwt. There has been much briskness in the Provision trade, and prices have advanced. Brandies and Genevas a shade lower in price. The Wine trade with the Cape of Good Hope is increasing, and how may be called extensive. The remission of the duties has effected this; but, at the same time that it renders essential service to that settlement, it gives occasion to the introduction, by fraud, into the Cape, of large quantities of Foreign Wines, which are from thence exported to this country as the native produce, to the great injury of the revenue: the present prices, £28 to £32 per ton. In the demand for the Manufactures of this country, we are happy to announce some improvement, though not yet such as to be very generally felt; still we think the worst is past, and that the late universal depression will in a short time be considerably removed ; not, however, that we hope the sanguine expectations of speculators, at the conclusion of the war, can ever be realized. From the most important Continental markets, France and Austria, our manufactures are completely shut out; and other states into which they are admitted, have been for a long time inundated, what with our excessive exports and the produce of native manufactures. The same applies to the North American market ; and the present distracted state of South America las much diminished our trade with that important Continent. Vol. I,

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Cognac

-- Rum, Jamai. • ; 4 to 0 4 4

PRICES OF MERCHANDISE.

April 7. Cocoa, W. In. £3 5 0 to £4 10 0 Spice, Cinnamon £0 10 0 to £0 11 0 Coffee, W. In. ord. 3 2 0 to 3 10 0 Cloves

0 3 0 to 0 3 8 fine 4 19 0 to 5 8 0 Nutmegs

0 4 2 to 0 6 1 Mocha 5 1 0 to 5 3 0 Pepper, Black 0 0 7 to 00 75 Cotton, W. I. C. 0 1 6 to 0 1 82

White 0 1 2 to 0 1 3
Demer. 0 1 10 to 0 2 0 Spirits, Brandy,
S. I. fine 0 2 44 to 0 27

0 6 9 to

9 to 010 Currants 5 5 0 to

Geneva, Figs, Turkey 3 15 0 to 4 10 0 Schiedam 0 3 10 to 0 4 0 Flax, Riga 63 0 0 to 65 0 0 Hemp, Riga R. 43 0 0 to

Leew. Isl. O 29 to Hops, new, Po. 13 0 0 to 18 18 0

Sugar, Jam. Br. 3 8 0 to 3 12 0 Bags 12 00 to 15 00

fine 4 2 0 to 4 5 0 Iron, Brit. Bars 10 0 0 to

E. India 1 14 0 to 2 18 0 Pigs 6 0 0 to 7

Lump, fine

14 0 to 6 10 0 Oil, Salad 15 0 0 to 16 0 0 Tallow, Russia, Galipoli 100 0 9 to

Yellow 3 1 0 to Rags, Hamburg 2 0 to

Tea, Bohea

0 2 6 to 0 2 7 Raisins, Bloom

Hyson, fine 0 5 1 to 0 5 6 or Jar. new 5 5 0 to 5 10 0 Wine, Mad. old 90 0 0 to 120 00 Rice, Car. new 1 19 0 to 2 3 0

Port, old 120 0 0 to 125 0 0 East India 2 2 0 to 2 5 0 Sherry 110 00 to 120 00 Premiums of Insurance at Lloyd's Coffee-house.-Guernsey or Jersey, 20s. Cork, Dublin, or Belfast, 20s. Hamburgh, 11 gs. Madeira, 11 gs. Jamaica, 50s.

Course of Exchange, April 4.- Amsterdam, 39:6 B. Hamburgh, 36 : 2. Paris, 25:40. Madrid, 351, effect. Lisbon, '57. Dublin, 12.

Gold in bars, £3:18: 6 per oz. New doubloons, £3:15:6. Silver in bars, 5s. Id.

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The following is an account of the official value of the Exports from Great Britain in

each year from 1792 to 1816, both inclusive -- distinguishing the value of British Produce and Manufactures from that of Foreign and Colonial Merchandize :

British Produce Foreign and
and
Colonial

Total
Year.

Manufactures. Merchandize. Exports.
1792,

£18,336,851 £6,129,998 £24,466,849 1793,

13,832,268 5,784,417 19,676,685 1794,

16,725,402 8,386,043 25,111,445 1795,

16,338,213 8,509,126 24,847,339 1796,

19,102,220 8,923,848 28,026,063 1797,

16,903,103 9,412,610 26,315,743 1798,

19,672,103 10,617,526 30,290,029 1799,

24,084,213 9,556,141 33,640,357 1800,

24,304,283 13,815,837 38,120,120 1801,

25,699,809 12,087,047 37,786,856 1802,

26,993,129 14,418,837 41,411,966 1803,

22,252,027 9,326,468 31,578,495 1804,

23,935,793 10,515,574 34,451,867 1805,

23,004,337 9,950,508 34,954,845 1806,

27,402,635 9,124,499 36,527,184 1807,

25,171,422 9,395,149 36,566,571 1808,

26,691,962 7,862,395 34,554,267 1809,

35,104,122 15,182,768 50,286,900 1810,

34,923,575 10,946,204 45,869,859 1911,

24,131,734 8,277,937 32,409,671 1812,

31,244,723 11,998,449 43,243,172 1813,

The records of this year were destroyed by fire. 1814,

36,092,167 20,499,347 56,591,514 1815,

44,053,455 16,930,439 60,985,894 1816,

36,714,534 14,545,933 51,260,467 (Signed)

WILLIAM IRVING,

Inspector-General of the Imports and Exports of Great Britain. Custom Housc, London, 13th March 1817.

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