Page images


till the month of September; and that ist. The Bishopric of Hildesheim, in the other diplomatic arrangements will Lower Saxony, which contains eight probably remain over till the autumn. cities, four towns, and two hundred and

Amongst many regulations of the nero thirty-four villages. Its revenues are Gallican church, it is ordered by the 1,040,000 livres of France (43,300l. Consuls, that no Cure shall have the sterling.). benefice he enjoyed before the Revolu- 2d. The Bithopric of Paderborn, in tion; that the Vicars of parishes shall Westphalia, containing 60,000 inhabihave only 411. sterling per annum each ; tants, the revenues of which at present and those who are presented to chapels of badiy administered, amount annually to ease, only 211. each--what a wretched 60,000 rix dollars (10,0001, sterling). provision. In several places the Bishops 3d. A part of the Bishopric of Munnewly appointed, have been very ill fter, amounting to near a third of that received, and fome of them treated with Bishopric, and containing 49,000 inhaextreme ridicule, by the enemies of all bitants. religion, who are still numerous in 4th. Eischsfeld, in Thuringia, which France.

has hitherto belonged to the Elector of The Italian Republic has established Mayence, and contains 74,000 inhabithe Law of Conscription, and every tants ; it revenues are 300,000 Imperial youth from 18 to 30 years of age, is forins (17,000l. sterling). liable to be called upon. This law dif- sth. The city and territory of Erfort, fers from that of France, inafinuch as it containing a population of 41,677; tolerates an exemption, in case the Con- 6th. The Imperial city of Gosslar, in script shall provide a substitute. This cir- Lower Saxony, containing 6000 inhabicumstance is only deserving of notice, as far as it shews an unhappy disposition to gth. The Imperial cities of Mulhaurender the military state predominant sen and Nordhausen ; the first of those throughout the Continent of Europe. cities has a population of 13,000; the

A Royal Edict has been issued in fecond of gobo inhabitants. Spain, forbidding, on the severest pe- On the 25th ult. at seven in the evennalties, the introduction or sale in Spain ing, the city of Berlin and its neighbours of any foreign work, on any subject, hood were surprized by a moft dreadful without a special licence from the Coun- hail-storm, which has done great dacil of Castile.

mage. The hail-Itones were of the size

of a pigeon's egg, and fell in such quanAn edict of a very extraordinary kind tities, that the streets were covered to a has lately been issued by the Emperor of very confiderable depth. It made such Germany. It ordains, that no merchant, a rattle

on the copper roof of the Nawho shall become bankrupt, ihall be al- tional Theatre, that the performers were lowed to recommence commercial specu- obliged to interrupt the representation, it lations, if it shall be proved that the loss being impoffible to hear a single word. which his creditors' sustained exceeds Before his departure from Copencleven per cent.

hagen, Prince William of Gloucester Letters from Northern Germany, state visited the Academy of Painting, by positively, that Prince Adolphus, of which he was prefented with a diploma England, lately created Duke of Cam- of honorary member. bridge, will be immediately proclaimed Extract of a letter from Munich, June 12. Sovereign of the States of Brunswick -“ Fanaticisin, in its fury against the Lunenberg, and Elector of Hanover. falutary reforms of our elector, has lately The King of England, his father, will been the occasion of a bloody fcene. A cede to him all his possessions in Ger- proceflion, conducted by the Ex-Jesuit many. The inhabitants of the Electo- Schmidt, was returning from a pilgrirate of Hanover applaud this change in mage without the town, when fome their government, which will establish a journeymen, women, and other persons fplendid court in the city of Hanover. It of the lower clafs, who formed part of will not, however, be carried into execu- the procession, coinmitted various irretion until the affairs of the Germanic gularities, by ringing the bells, &c.conEmpire will be finally decided,

trary to the express orders of the police, By letters from Berlin we learn, that and of those even who were at the head the States in Germany, which have fallen of the procession. The inspector of the to the share of Prussia, as indemnifica- police, having attempted to put a stop ta tions for the possessions she has lost on thefe tumultuous scenes, was maltreated, the other side of the Rhine, are exactly as and a workman threw a stone at the offia follow :


G 2


cer of the guard. This man was cut result, not only to that country, but to down with fabres, and a combat took the Empire at large. The eftablishment place, in which the bearer of the cross of Farming Societies has already promade use of that facred sign to strike duced a molt laudable and general emu. those who opposed his march, crying out, lation : the importance of agriculture is • It is the caule of religion !' Next day fufficiently understood, and this first of the journeymen made an agreement the uteful arts is cultivated with zeal and among themselves not to work until all perseverance the festivals and proceifions, abolished It is also said, that the attention of Goby Government in concert with the vernment has been directed to the fishHoly See, ihould be re-established. eries on the Irish coast; an important They affembled in bands of 50 or 100 fouice of our national wealth, and one perions, and paraded the streets. The of the left nurseries for our seamen. Elector, accompanied by only one do- The public are indebted to the represenmestic, rode through the streets on horse- tations of the Right Hon. Mr. Abbott, back, and exhorted the elderly people to for this falutary measure. That extenretire peaccably, and to persuade the rest five fithing ground, the Nymph Bank, to do the fame; but this exhortation was situated at the distance of from ten to attended with only a momentary success. fifteen leagues from the fouthern coast of The Prince then ordered the garrison Ireland, has been lately surveyed by out under arms, caused these fanatic Captain Fraser. A number of vessels bands to be surrounded, and to be con- have lately failed from Waterford, under ducted to the riding-house, at the en- the directions of Captain Fraser, to fish trance of which he ordered cannon, on this bank, which there is good reason loaded with grape-shop, to be planted to suppose is not less prolific than those Next day those who promifid to return of Newfoundland, and the result will be to their duty were fet at liberty; but the made as public as pollible. chiefs were detained, that they might be In the principal manufacturing towns punished according to their defert. in Scotland trade is rapidly reviving.

Letters from Mentz affirm, that pro- The return of peace has happily brought çessions and pilgrimages are recommene- along with it a large increase in the de. ing, with a species of madness, in every mand for mullins, &c. and, with every quarter of the four departments of the exertion, it is almost impoffible to exeleft bank of the Rhine. The rage has cute the numerous commissions which come to such a pitch, that the curates the great inanufacturing houses have rethemselves have folicited the civilautho- ceived. rities to take measures for repressing this abuse, which leaves whole districts va- Jiely 26.---In the Paris Journals to the cant for a number of days at a time, and 24th, the fate of Piedmont appears to be induces habits of indolence, and almost decided beyond all doul. It is officially every species of debauchery.

announced, that the king of Sardinia

has absolved his subjects from their alleRefpecting our internal situation, we giance, and in a decree figned by Bona, have as yet leen none of thote direful ef- parte himself, the Piedmontese are orfects that some political writers prognof- dered to take the Oath of Fidelity to the ticated, as the consequence of the peace; French Constitution. The rumour of but the late elections, the particulars of the Porte having granted to France the which are too long for our limits, have freedom of navigation on the Black Sea, exhibited a very Itrong degree of that continues to gain credit all over the revolutionary spirit, which was thought Continent. Such was the panic at Conby many to have been nearly extinct-a ftantinople, when the last accounts came fpirit manifestly encouraged by too many away, in confequence of the alarming perfons of property, if not of character movements of the rebels, under Paswan and rank. In the mean while, Govern- Oglou and other Chicfs, that the Foreign ment are by no means inattentive to the Ambassadors, doubtful of the safety of amelioration of our internal atlairs; be- their persons, had vessels in readiness for fides the encouragement of plans for new leaving the place. docks, cauals, &c. We are told that Several French and other vessels hav, the advantages of the Union begin to being lately been taken in the Mediterrafelt and acknowledged in that part of the nean, aceording to the Paris papers, the United Kingdom where it experienced Fust Conful has threatened dreadful re. fo much opposition. A spirit of industry taliation, and if this can be effected by a and agricultural improvement has been land force, there can be little doubt of its lately diffeminated in Ireland, from being executed. which the happiest effects are likely to






of Manchester and Salford. have pub. editor of the Cumberland Packet limed an address to the inhabitants of judicioully observes, that besides those places, on the blessings of peace, taking up arms to defend the country in and on the necessity of a reformation in time of danger, there is another way in their morals, which breathes throughout which gentlemen of fortune may render a spirit of Christian liberality and meektheir country effential service, in time ne's very creditable to their feelings and of peace.-He was prompted to this ob. worthy of imitation. It is much too long fervation from a recent establithment at to infert, but the following extract will Quermore Park, near Lancaster, the feat not, we apprehend, be unacceptable to of Charles Gibson, E.q.--Since the dif- our readers ; banding of the Loyal Lancaster Volun: “ We tremble no longer at the threats teers, of which that gentleman was com. of an insuliing toe, but we tremble mandant, he has initituted a school for left we ourlelve, fould become that foe, thirty children, in the neighbourhood; by insulting fieaven with our vices and which is open two evenings in the week. follies : our apprehenfions have indeed They meet also every Sunday morning, cealed concerning the extent and the fucgo to church, return to Quermore park, cefs of our trade and our commerce, but and remain there till evening.

if that extent and fucceis should nourish Books, and a master and mistress, are our pride, our luxury, or our covetouf. provided : and a certain number of these ress; if they should lead us to forget pupils are to be clothed yearly. Mr. the maxims of eternal justice and judgand Mrs. Gibson are equally attentive ment, which are the laws of the MOST to the conduct of this laudable femi. HIGH GOD, by rendering us inattentive nary :

to his revealed word, neglectful of his “ Delightful talk! to rear the tender fabbath, careless about divine duties, thought,

more intent on gain than godliness, and

ftudious rather to lay up treasures on To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind,

earth, than to provide for our eternal “ To breathe th’ enlivening spirit, and

well-being by laying up treasures in

heaven :- if we should thus be found " The generous purpose in the glowing amongt the foolish ones of old, cryingbreast."

peace, peace, whilst we are opposing the

only true peace, which is the peace of Every care is taken to give their young God in our own minds and coniciences minds the habit of keeping holy the Sab- and lives—how plain is it to lee, in such bath Day:-What return for the bles- care, that we have only exchanged a fings of peace can be more acceptable leffer evil for a greater, and that our than this endeavour to lead the rising ge. alarms therefore, so far from suffering neration into the paths of religion and abatement, mult of necessity encrease, virtue!-Let every private family of for- under the painful fentation that whilst tune thus apportion part of it, thus be we are planting the olive, we shall reap employed on the Lord's Day, and they the thorn; and whilst we are foniling a will, indeed, prove themselves friends dove with our hands, we inall be che to their country-real patriots.

rishing a viper in our bolom!" The Associated Clergy of the towns

to fix


From the London Gazette of June 29. de Aolt, his Royal Highness has acNAPLES, June 9, 1802.

ceded to the Crown, under the name of CHARLES E naquel the Fourth, Victor Emanuel.

King of Sardinia, having by an in- Paris, June 17. The Ottoman Itrument, dated at Rome the 4th of this Minister at this refidence has this day month, resigned his crown and domi- received from Conftantinople the Act of nions in favour of his brother the Duke Accession, on the part of the Sublime


Porte, to the Definitiv Treaty of Peace them an inscription, with the date, &c. between his Majesty and the French of the foundation. The foundation stone Republic, the King of Spain, and the of the new building for warehousing toBatavian Republic, signed at Amiens bacco was next laid : this will be the the 17th of March laft.

Jargest building in the world; the roof DOWNING-STREET, June 29.

Ac. will cover an area of near fix acres of counts have been received here, that his ground, and government has covenanted Majefty's ratification of his acceptance to pay the proprietors a rental of 15,500l. of the King of Sweden's Ad of Accef- a year, for 20 years, free of every deduce fion to the Convention, signed at St. tion, the use of it being for warehousing Petersburgh the 17th of June, 1001, all the tobacco imported, on which great had reached Stockholm.

loffes have hitherto annually accrued, A dispatch has been received from his both to the merchant and the revenue. Excellency Lord St. Helens, his Ma. Lastly, the first stone was laid for a range jesty's Ambaffador Extraordinary at the of warehouses for general merchandize, Court of St. Petersburg, dated June 3d, altogether of immense extent, suited to containing the particulars of what pafled the trade they are intended to accommobetween the Count de Kotschoubey and date. The company, including op: Baron Stedingk, the King of Sweden's wards of a hundred noblemen and genAmbassador at St. Petersburg, on the temen of the first rank, afterwards dined occasion of the latter's acceding, in the together at the London Tavern. name of his Swedish Majeity, to the Dreadfuil Accident at the New Dock. Convention between his Majetty and the The lait mound of which only reEmperor of Ruflia, figned at St. Per served to keep the water out till the tersburg the 17th of June, 1801. whole was finished, gave way about

This dispatch states, “ That he, (the seven o'clock on Thurfday the 22d in the Count,) atier endeavouring to refute the evening, and the water suddenly ruthed various objections that had been urged in, with a noise resembling thunder. It by the Baron de Stedingk against the is impoflible to describe the consternation tenor of the Convention of the 17th of and horror which so fatal an event pro, June 1801, and to demonstrate to him duced. The excavation, which was that that Treaty presented to the Nor- thirty feet deep, instantly filled, and the thern Powers all the advantages that it unfortunate men were overwhelmed by had been found possible to obtain, had the destructive element. Every possible proceeded to observe, that the antecedent effort was made to save them, but unConvention between Russia and Sweden happily not with complete success-five having been in some fort broken by that men were drowned. The bodies of four which had since been concluded between of them were discovered in the course of Russia and England, and to which Den. the evening : the fifth was found next mark had alio acceded, it certainly day, and proves to have been a person of would be adviseable for Sweden to ac- the name of Buff, brother to the gentlecede likewise to that Treaty, in order man who has undertaken to excavare the that the might not remain in a manner ground. They were all conveyed to the insulated, and that lome common pact Fishing Smack public houfe, and the might Atill continue to exist between the coroner issued his precept to summon a Powers of the North."

Jury to enquire into the cause of their The LONDON DOCKS.–The princi. deaths. It appeared that the pressure of pal proprietors and projectors of this the water had not only blown up part of great undertaking met on Saturday, the bank, but had also forced away a July 3,

at the London Tavern, and number of large piles placed to prevent went in procellion to Wapping, where its entrance; these continue floating the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord within the baron. Haw ki sbury, Lord Hobart, Si Rich- The dock, now nearly ready to be ard Ni ave, Bart, and Eliward Fuiter, opened, is an oblong square, communi Jaid the fiult ttone in the entrance baton. cating with the river by a lock ai each In the stone were placed two bottles, end, and extending across the Ile of containing the gold and silver coins, and Dogs. The bottom of the dock, and the medals of the prelent reign, and over of the lock leading into it, is about 20



feet under the surface of the river at been filled, with an impetuosity that high water.

might have greatly injured the masonry. The whole of this dock, and the The two food-gates are made to refilt locks, were dug and built round with pressure from within, therefore they masonry and brick work, before any could not have prevented any damages communication was opened to the river; besides which they were open. but as it is ultimately necessary to cut an The water now oozes in considerable opening, by which ships may arrive at quantity through the wooden barricade, the locks, piles were driven in, and a

which is

not perfectly safe, and the dyke formed, like those dykes which steam engine will be neceffary to empty keep, the sea from Holland, made of the docks previous to their final openwood and earth, about eight or nine ing. feet in thickness, which were built As to the part into which the water across the mouth of the opening, that burst on Thuriday, the breach must be the workmen might follow their opera- repaired; and after it is pumped dry, tions without being interrupted by the the work that was going on when so ab

ruptly interrupted, must be completed. The space behind this dyke, and be- The work that gave way was then no tween it and a temporary bridge that part of the docks themselves, but merecrosses the mouth of the luck, was the ly a temporary dam or dyke, in conscene of the unfortunate accident. Men, ftru&ting of which it is clear that fuffito the number of 38, were employed in cient care had not been taken. The that space to deepen it, and prepare for piles are said not have been shod or opening the dock in the course of a very pointed with iron, and, when that is the short time; and the ground on which cale, the depth to which they penetrate they were working was about 20 feet is always more or less uncertain, as under the level of the water. The bot- they sometimes spread out in a manner tom is of land, and the piles in the dyke similar to a walking stick without a ferhad not been driven to a sufficient depth; ril. so that when the workmen got under the The sides of the place in which the level of the lower points, the tide broke workmen were, are all perpendicular, in a little before leven o'clock on Thurs. and built with brick, except the dyke it. day evening. The breach made is about felf, which broke; and it was hy climb. 18 feet wide ; and it appears that it did ing upon thet the greater number of not break down, as dykes usually do, at workmen were saved. the top first, and gradually getting low- Five of the six unfortunate sufferers er as walked away by the current, but were married, and four of them had fa. the whole went at once from top to bot. milies; but we know that the gentlemen tom, and the water rushed in, by a interefted in the concern have already gisquare column of 20 feet by 18, or about ven directions to afford all the aid that 4000 cubic feet in a second of time. can be given in similar circumstances; The whole space to be filled was about and we hope that, if necessary, Britisha 250,000 cubic feet; so that it must have generosity will not be found in default. becn full three parts filled in one minute. The names of the sufferers are Mr. Buff, the overseer, was in the

Richard Buff,

Overseer; James act of climbing up an inclined plane of Wood, Henry Piddington, Michael wood, that served for a sort of sand box, Fox, Thomas Butcher, William Gafa with wheels for towing up the sand and kin, labourers. gravel, when the water floated the lower The body of Mr. Buff has not been end of the boards, and down he fell. found, but his coat with the rule he The foreman allo of the gang, for fo had in his pocket, floated on the water. they are termed, was amongst the suffer- Of those who were saved many were leers, and tour others who were common verely wounded, and have been carried to labourers. The men killed were dashed the hospital. with

great violence against a barricade Three out of the five unfortunate fuf. of wooden planks that goes across the ferers that have been found, were de mouth of the lock under the bridge, cently interred on the following Sunday which fortunately reated the shock, in the ground belonging to Poplar chaa otherwise the whole dock would have pel.


« PreviousContinue »