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MONTHLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. THE exclusion of the British from formed. Cotton and flaxseed are not the rest of Europe, has had a most se.' to be had in any considerable quanrious effect on the wretched and con- tiries only in the western world, while fired trade of this country, such of our wool the most important article in tradesmen and artificers as depended British commercial prosperity, is neon foreign maierials as the chief ar. glected by us, though we possess every ticles tised in their respective branches, means of raising it as much as any are reduced to the greatest distress; manufacturing nation ; nature has ir the silk business wbicb einployed a tended it for our staple manufacture, considerable number of people in the and we must be the dullest and most Earl of Meath's liberty, is completely besoited people, to be duped or forced suspended, as the raw article can noto commit such an error, at so much longer be procured. The manufac. variance with Providence, as to wan. turers of cotion are in daily appre- der over the earth, to seek materials hersion of being involved in the like for industry, until we consumed what calamity, if an American war takes we possess at home. We should eniplace, as the wool of the American ploy and clothe ourselves by our looms States is that used in such coarse arti- and our wodi, in imitation of Eng. cles as we are yet permitted to make land, who will not suffer any nation for our domestic consumption. The to clothe her people, at the expense of vant of flaxseed will be another ine. her industry. British cloth exclusively vitable attendance on the want of cot. is used in Britain, and until the Irish ton, and will tend to create a very are exclusively warmed by their own extensive and alarming injury in Ul. woollen, woven in Ireland, they need ster, where the entire population de not the cotton or flaxseed of America. pend on w bat is termed our staple ma. The want of tiiber, by the por:s nufacture. Such serious evils could of the Baltic being closed against u“, have never been apprehended were not has caused the greatest part of a very the national industry forced into an numerous body of people in the build. unoatural channel, by the jealousy and ing business to be deprived of enıploy. rivalship of the sister country, who ment. The Union, by removing our compelled us to surrender a staple ma. nobility and gentry, had done consi. nuiacture, of which no enenıy could derable injury to building, and our deprive os. The application of our intercourse with the continent being wool, of which we have inexbaustible precluded by the new emperor of the quantities at home, to the purposes of West, bas compleated the extinction fational industry, would place us of a business that communicated the bevond the contingent temper of fo. comforts of industry to a valuable and Teign statesmen, and though the sure considerable part of the community. rounding world were wrapt in the Tallow of which vast quantities were flames of war, our artisans would se had from Russia, has risen to an un!). curely and regularly enjoy all the bles- sual price, by the war with that power. sings of industry, which the clothing of six millions of people, must bestow.

DEATHS. ! 'Tis a shocking policy, and a cis. In London, on the 21st February,

gusting perversion of language to name Lord Lake. The Ecglish Journals ibat a staple manufacture of which have strangely' panegyrized the de. the entire materials are the growth of parted Peer for his military tame. If distant countries, and to procure them ihe divided and timid inhabitants of a vorage of 8,000 miles musi be per. India, imperfectly armed, have suib.


mitted to the more vigorous and san. of August, 1798, he, and his illustrious guinary hordes of Europe, whose phy. colleague so unfortunate at home and sical powers and more perfect disci. so eminent in Egypt; were surprised pline, would enable the most super. by seven hundred Frenchmen, who, ficial general to gather the easy laurels afier a short action remained in pos. of the eastern world. We presume to session of the town, with the stan. sa y, from the lives of a Cornwallis dards, cannon, and baggage of the and a Lake, that the genius of either flying generals. was not of rank enough to secure them His lordship died covered with all immortality on an European or Ame- the honors and rewards that a nation rican theatre. Cornwallis was a hero could bestow on elevated talents. The in Indostan and a captive in America. press has been prodigal of its hired as. This illustrious character, as he is sertions, the public have been so am. termed, was caught in the Caudineply served up with the imaginary at. forks of York town, and his army, tributes of the noble general, and the cannon, and standards were ignomi- native deficiency of his talents so con. niously surrendered to an hasty as. cealed by such fulsome and toolish un. semblage of farmers and fishermen. authenticated eulogiums, that it would

Lord Lake, while yer in a subaltern be difficult to persuade an English situation, made some noise in the reader, that the hero of Delhi and Cas. North of Ireland. About the year tlebar could be one and the same pero 1795, he entered the town of Belfast son. at that period a very distinguished seat of the democratic fashions of the day. At Mrs. Murrogh's, Camden-place, By a skillful distribution of the force the 32d year of his age, O'Donoghue under the gallant Colonel, and the of the Glins, in the county of Kerry, promptitude with which he applied it, he the immediate descendant of the illuspossessed himself of every military posia trious families of O'Donoghue and tion in the town and without the loss of Mac Carthy More, whose names are a man,'effected the ardent object of his yet held in reverence, in the County instructions, such as cutting down a which they once had governed with sign post on which swung a figure of regal power:- This Gentleman preBenjamin Franklin, the American served unimpaired their dignity and printer and rebel; and another post character-enlightened, liberal, genethat bore the portrait of General Du. rous, affable, and benevolent; he was mourier. His next most distinguished regarded by a numerous tenantry, with exploits were suppressing Freemason sentiments almost amouncing to devo. Lodges, a-la-militaire. The News. tion, equally the spontaneous tribute paper known by the name of the of their duty, their gratitude and their Northern Star, was completely defeated love ; and by an extended circle of by the Colonel, and its objectionable friends and acquaintance in the higher parts carried away into captivity. classes, with respect and esteem. In

These coup de inains were happily domestic scenes, which he was admi. and skillfully executed, such as the rably fitted by nature, by education, easy nature of the respective cases ad. and by habit io adorn, his virtues could mitted ; nothing in India could be be best appreciated : there his loss is more conveniently done, or less mili. most severely feli. His remains are tary character hazarded; but his lord. deposited in the family mausoleum of ship lived to see things a little more M'Carthy More, at the Abbey of intricate in Ireland.

Mucrass, on the Lake of Killarney. At the battle of Castlebar, the 27th

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W in Irish literature than the want serve their national honour, than thro of a full and circumstantial history of any personal esteem for their lawful those illustrious men, who after the monarch. To James they swore altreaty of Limerick became voluntary legiance, and their conscience ever exiles from their native country, and tenacious of right, repelled the idea of followed the fortunes of James to base and dishonourable desertion.France. Ancient or modern story can Pity too was a great ingredient in the display nothing more noble than Irish character, and it was enough for their resolation, to tear themselves for James to be unfortunate, to inlilt eve. Ever from the land of their forefathers, ry heart in his defence. The Irish to break every link of blood and struggled to the last, they fell but they colatry that bound them to their re- fell with honour, and the slavery into lations and their homes, and to spend which they shortly after sunk, was the remainder of their lives in a wan. the consequence of treachery in the dering, dangerous profession. Now nation that conquered them. that those events must be reviewed Sir Patrick Sarsfield,(Lord Lucan) with the eye of an historian, this con. the most celebrated of the Irish com. doct will appear generous in an ex- manders in the civil wars with Willie treme, even beyond the heroisın of am, was the descendant of an illustri. Romance. The Stuarts who treated ous family in Ireland. The earliest ise Irish always with ingratitude, did of his ancestors of whom we have any Lot deserve such an unshaken attach, account, was Thomas Sarsfield, stand. bent, but the Irish were loyal, more ard bearer to king Heory the 2d.


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