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The French Government continues to France, is considered the richest subject propagate the grossest falsehoods with re- in the World, his revenues amounting to spect to the affairs of Spaip; and, while nearly a million sterling per annum. the whole of that kingdom is in a state of Arnong the presents which the Emperor glorious insurrection against the Tyrant who of Persia has seut to Napoleon, are two would enslave it, and the French Fleet at sabres, one belonging to Tamerlane, the Cadiz has been forced to surrender to the other to Nadir Shah; 200 cashmire shawls, Spanish land and sça forces, we are un- some cashmire hangings, oriental rosaries, blushingly told, that the accounts from with 99 pearls of uncommon value, with a Cadiz, and every other part of Spain, are profusion of diamonds, rubies, &c. stated of the most iranguillizing nature !
to be worth more than twelve millions of The news of the surrender of the French francs. Fleet at Cadiz was soon known in Holland; French Naval Officers have been sent but none of the papers dare allude to the to all the ports of the Baltic, for the pur. circumstance. Buonaparte lately made pose of engaging German and Polish Voan example of an unfortunate Journalist lunteers for the French Navy. One of at Bourdeaux, who ventured to give some these officers, at Stettin, a M, Lierson, in account of the Insurrection in Spain, and an alvertisement circulated in the neigh. to insert one of the Proclamations of the bourhood, 'invites the seamen of that disPatriots; for this offence the Printer was trict “ to join the Emperor Napoleon in the dragged to prison, his presses destroyed, project he has undertaken, of sending to and his paper suppressed ! But, lest this the bottom of the iceun the proud Islanders example should not be sufficient to deter who have so long tyrannised on the surOther Journalists from inserting any arti.. face of it." eles of an unixvuable naturs, the loni.
HOLLAND. teur has lately given a caution to all the A report is prevalent on the Coutinent, unofficial Journalists, not to insert any of and has excited great sensation in Holthe reports of insurrections or disturbances land, that Buonaparte had announced his in Spain, as there is no foundation for them! purpose of removing his brother Louis to
Private letters from Holland confirm the Naples, and of annexing the Dutch Pro. report of the disgrace of Talleyrand. Buon vines to France.---The statement has acxaparte has not absolutely put him in pri- quired increased credit from an order son, but he has given hiin an employinent issued in the Dutch Army, for the dismis, which renders h.m little better than a pri- sal of all Officers who are not natives of
- He is entrusted with the care of Holland. the late King and Queen of Spain; and
ITALY. as they are confined to a limited space, His Holiness the Pope has published their gaoler of course is under the same ree a Reply to the outrages of Buonaparte; strictions.
which, while it is meek, as becoines A gentleman, arrived in town from Paris, the character of its author, is at the by the way of Holland, states, that Buona- same time manly. Circulated through parte's treatment of the Spaniards had ex- Italy, a Country devoutly attached to the cited general discontent; and that hand- Holy See, it cannot fail to produce the bills and pasquinades against him and his deepest effect. family were circulated in great nunbers, The story of a new Pope having been and read with avidity. The severity of chosen on the resignation of Pius VII. is the Police of Paris had been in vain ex- unfounded: Prince Pignatelli, Bishop of erted to suppress the increasing spurit of Palerino, who was stated to have been dissatisfactium, although from 10 to 50 per
chosen in the conclave as the successor to sons were daily committed to prison. the chair of St. Peter, has been doad these
Buonaparte has published a: Bayonne a New Constitution for Spain, by which he The allowance offered by Buonaparte proposer to do away particular local pri- to his Holiness, as Bishop of Rome, was vileges and dutics--it is of considerable 300,000 scudi per month. · length; but from the state of affairs in
GERMANY. that country, of but little interest.
The military excrtions of Austria are of Vapoleon accompanied his brother Jo. a nature that clearly indicate the alarm seph to Andaye; the latter was received and jealousy which the condect of Buona. at Irun by a body of lialian troops, who parte has excited in her Councils; and oscorted him to St. Sebastian.
they at least prove that she is not insensiDuroc, Buonaparte's Chamberlain and ble to the danger of her situation, if they confident, has been created by him, Duke do not go the length to manifest a disposia of Friuli.
tion to resist the farther progress of his Marmont, Commander of the French usurpations. troops in Dalmatia, has been created Duke The Einperor Francis has published an of Ragusa.
Edict, purporting that no child shall be Asker Khan, the Persiars Ambassador to admitted into any public school or hospi
tal who has not had either the Cow or against the occupation of the Ecclesiastis Small Pock.
cal States by French troops. The EmpeBuonaparte, some time since, by a rót Alexander also, immediately on reconvention with the King of Saxony, un. ceiving, by M. Ossepow, who was at: dertook to defray a third part of the ex- tached to the Russian Embassy in Spain, pences of the Polish army ; but by a re- advice of the changes intended in that mocent decree communicated by Marshal narchy by Buonaparte, sent orders to Davoust, he has taken on himself its en- Prince Jusserow to proceed to Paris with tire maintenance, and has ordered every a formal protest against the deposition of possible means to be used for its auginen- the Bourbon family. tation.
M. d'Ezernichew, Captain in the ImJoachim Murat, Duke of Berg, has perial Life Guards, was sent by Alexander taken possession of the Bishopric of Mun. to Bayonne to obtain some mitigation of ster, the county of Mark, and the districts the contributions imposed by Gen. Victor of Linger and Tecklenburgh, and already on his Prussian Majesty. Buonaparte reintroduced the system of conscription--- ceived M. Ezernichew with great distincthe poor people are obliged to illuminate tion, invited him to his table, and pretheir houses, and perform Te Deum on sented him with a valuable ring and a the occasion.
brace of pistols, but declined entering ou The King of Prussia is said to have the subject of his mission. When M. Ezer. recently had a letter from Buonaparte, nichew returned to St. Petersburg carly advising him to abdicate his Throne. Upon in the last month, the Emperor expressed receipt of this advice, the Prussian Mo- some soreness at the failure of his medianarch is stated to have immediately writ- tion, and dispatched couriers to Vienna ten to St. Petersburgh.
and Konipgsberg; sending at the same SWEDEN.
time Messrs. Holınstroe and Schenk with Private letters, and even papers from important dispatches to Copenhagen: the Gottenburg, talk of a curious and un- latter gentleman was, under particular explained misunderstanding between the circumstances, to pass into Sweden. The Xing of Sweden and Sir J. Moore, One Court of Denmark, on the receipt of the account states it to have proceeded froin above dispatches, sent the Chainberlain the gallant officer's having listened to the Rosencrantz on an extraordinary mission representations of the Norwegians to have to Paris, according to some accounts, te their neutrality guaranteed by England, obtain the removal of the French, Dutch and to be made independent both of Den- and Spanish troops froin Holstein, &c.; mark and Sweden. Another account states, and by others, to co-operate with the Inthat the misunderstanding arose from a perial Courts in their negotiations in relademand of the King of Sweden to have the tion to Italy and Spain. British force put into his own cominand, A Russian army is forming in the neighto regain Finland, although no magazines bourhood of Memel; and a corps of 25,000 had been prepared for their maintenance, · men has been assembled at Riga. These to which Sir John refused his acqui- corps are reported to 'be intended for an escenoe. All accounts, however, agree expedition into Sweden; but the magnis in this, that Sir John was at one time. tude of the former shew that it has another under arrest; and some even maintain and a more important destination. that he left Stockholm secretly and in
AMERICA. disguise. Gottenburg, July 8. According to pri
The Court Martial on Commodore Bar vate letters from Stockholm, received by ron, for his affair with the Leopard, has ad the post of to-day, the King is gone to Fin- judged him to be guilty of not having made land, for the purpose of having a meeting
the necessary preparations for the defence with the Emperor Alexander. It is stated
of the Chesapeake, and have sentenced in these letters, that the reason of the suc
him to be suspended from all command in cess of the Swedes against the Russians in
the American navy for five years, and Finland has been, that considerable num
without pay, to be computed from the 8th bers of the latter have been ordered to
Feb. last. The President has confirmed march into Russian Poland, which coun
the sentence. try, it is rumoured, Buonaparte has de
The Législature of Massachusetts, or manded; and those letters go so far as to
the ed ult. passed a resolution disapproa say, that the meeting of Alexander and ving of the ineasures of the General GoGustavus bas for its object the forining of vernment, by a majority of 27; the numa new Coalition against France, to which
bers being, Ayes 246, Noes 219, Austria will join all her force.
A hatter in America has obtained a paRUSSLA.
tent for manufacturing hats of the bark of The Emperors of Russia and Austria, the birch-tree, either to be worn unce sent Ambassadors to Paris, to remonstrate
vered, or covered with fur, silk, &c.
suring from three to nine inches in cirJuly 4. The Young Roscius took his final cumference. They appeared like frag: leave of the stage this night, in ihc characa ments of one vast plate of ice, and broken ter of Young Norval, atStratford upon-Avon. into small masses in its descent towards
On the 11th, 12th, and 15th inst. Mr. the earth. The tempest arose in the Cannington opened various barrows in the South-west, and spreading to the Northneighbourhood of Stonehenge, under the West, gradually, died away in the Northdirection of Sir Richard Hoare, Bart and East. A female in the Rope-walk at with the aid and assistance of A. B. Lam- Bristol received so much damage from the bert, esq. and found a number of curious lightning, that her life is despaired of, remains of Celtic ornaments, such as beads, in the house and gardens of Stephen Cave, buckles, and broaches in anber, wood, esq. at Frenchay, there were between 14 and gold'; one of which, for its elegance and 1500 panes of glass broken, a large and appropriate form, is at once a proof field of beans entirely destroyed, and many of the nobility of the person for whom the bushels of wall-fruit picked up; bis loss is barrow was raised, and the elegance of the estimated at little less than 2001.-The arts at the period of the interment, about row of trees before Mr. Tucker's house at 3000 years from the present period. The Moorend was so broken, that the leaves shape of this curious article is conical, and and small branches lay in the road a foot the exact form of the barrow itself, which deep.--The windows of J. R. Lucas, esq. it was most probably intended to figure. at Stapleton, and of Mr. Aldernian Claxo Conceive a piece of wood, imbricated in ton, at Almondsbury, were inost of them layers, one over the other, to the summit broken. of the cone, and covered with thin plates At Newton, Corston, and Kelston, most of pure gold, and adorned with circles of the windows that lay in the direction of round the middle, and near the bottom the storm have been broken, as well as with a triangular festoon about the lower the glass of the hot-house, &c. in the garedge, in which are two holes for a thread dens; and many windows in the mansions or wire to suspend it.
of W. G. Langton, esq. at Newton; of Sir i July 13. The body of Joseph Glendin- John Hawkins, at Kelston; of James Stening was found murdered in his own field, vens, ésq. at Camerton; and of Jol-. near Workington. He was seen very near liffe, esq. Amerdown. The plantations and the place, in company with a man at pre- shrubberies of Mr. Langton were covered sent unknown, between seven and eight with leaves and branches of trees, and the O'clock in the morning, and was found dead pines and other plants in his hot-houses between two and three in the afternoon; destroyed. In the South and West fronts and from every circumstance it appears of Mr. Jolliffe's mansion not a pane of that the murder must have been comunitted glass was left whole; and the ground was within a few minutes after he was seen even the next morning covered with ice with the said unknown person.
that fell. cruel and barbarous murder has not been At Mr. Dickinson's, Kingsweston, Somer. heard of in any country. He had five set, the storm was tremendous. All the wounds in the breast and ribs, eleven in windows on the South-west side of the the belly, twelve in the neck, and one house were broken ; and many rooks were in the right leg.
picked up on the lawn, killed by the weight Bristol, July 16. The storm of last of the hail-stones. night appears to have exceeded, in awful At Radstock, several fields of corn arę phænomena, any one recorded for many nearly destroyed, the stalks being ruostly years past. · Unlike the tempests of the cut off in the middle by the masses of ice. milder zones, the thunder was remarked to
At Writhlington, near Radstock, very great roll in one continuous roar for upwards of damage has been done to the corn. Farmer an hour and a half, during which time, and Hockey, in particular, will be a sufferer of long-afterwards, the flashes of lightning more than 5001. ; Farmer Brown, upwards followed each other in the most rapid and of 3601. ; Farmer James, upwards of uninterrupted succession. But the most 1601.; and the other farmers in propor, tremendous circumstance attending this tion. The storm lasted about 40 minutes, elemental tumult was the destructive hail- and many of the hail-stones ineasured shower which accompanied its progress. ' from six to nine inches in circumference. It niay be doubted, however, whether such A boy belonging to Mr. Harding, of a namete applicable to this extraordinary Keynsham, was struck down by the lightphænomenon, since the masses of ice.' ning, and his recovery was for some time which fell on the places where the tem- doubtful. A sheep was also killed. pest most fiercely raged, bore no resem- All the glass in the gardens, and a great blance to hail-stones in formation or mag- part in the house, of Mells 'park, to the nitude, most of them being of a very irre- amount of 1501. were destroyed : many of gular and polygonic shape, broad, flat, the pieces of ice that fell measured from and ragged; and many of them mea- eight to eight and a quarter inches in cir
cumference. the spot.
cumference. A great number of pine- able to proceed, and on unharnessing plants, grapes, fruit-trees, &c. were cut, them, one fell lifeless,—Two horses in the to pieces.
mail coach, betwcen Grantham and News A very valuable horse, belonging to a ark, died while in harness. One of the gentleman at Shepton Mallett, was struck horses in the Yarıouth coach, died on dead in the field.
stopping in Norivich. --Two horses belong At Gloucester, a fire-ball burst about 11 ing to Mr. Fawcett, of the George Inn, o'elock in the College-green, carrying Stamford ; and one the property of Mr. away one of the pinnacles upon the West Roodhouse of the same place, died on the end of the cathedral.---Twu cows were road; as did a post-horse belonging to killed in a field in the parish of Upton St. Mr. Bone of Dereham, Norfolk. Two prip Leonard's, near Gloucester; and ten couple vates of the 2d regiment are stated to have of ducks were killed in the fold-yard of a died on their march from Ipswich to Har.. gentleman near Cheltenham. -A summer. wich, for embarkation, owing to the heat house on an elevated spot of ground, be- of the weather; and a third, it is added, lunging to Edward Sheppard, esq. of Uley, died on the beach on reaching Harwich. just finished upon an elegant plan, was July 22. 'This evening, as five Portuguese struck by the lightning, and entirely burnt. sailors were in a boat in Long Reach near
In many parishes near Monmouth, roofs Gravesend, going on board a ship, a of houses and barns, and sky-lights were strong gust of wind sprung up, which destroyed by the hail as though they had upset the boat, by which three of the crew been broken with a hammer; boughs of were drowned; the other two were saved trees were cut asunder, and the apples by a fishing-smack, who put them orand pears lay scattered in such quantities
board their ship. that they might have been raked together in heaps. -A servant-boy belonging to
DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES. Mr. Allen of Wonastow, in attempting to PROCLAMATION OF PEACE OF HIS stop the team, the horses being frightened BRITANNIC MAJESTY WITH THE by the thunder, was thrown down, and, SPANISH NATION. the wheels going over his body, killed on At the Court at the Queen's Palace, July: 4,
1808; present, the King's Most Excellent The storm appeared to have spent its
Majesty in Council. fury between Piper's Inn and Ashcott. His Majesty having taken into his cons Here, as well as at Glastonbury, the corn sideration the glorious exertions of the was laid flat, the roads were inundated, Spanish Nation for the deliverance of their the apple-trees were stripped not only of country froin the tyranny and usurpation their fruit, but also of their leaves; and of France, and the assurances which his - almost every pane of glass in the village Majesty has received from several of the of Ashcott was broken.
Provinces of Spain, of their friendly disSalisbury, July 16. Many young per- position towards this kingdom ; his Masons who came from distant parishes, jesty is pleased, by and with the advice of yesterday, to Salisbury, to be confirmed, his Privy Council,. to order, and it is suffered greatly from the intense heat, hereby ordered : and froin pressure in the crowd, after the 1. That all hostilities against Spain on fatigue of walking, in getting in and out the part of his Majesty shall immediately of the Choir. Several females fainted in cease.-2. That the blockade of all the consequence; and one poor girl continued ports of Spain, except such as may be stil) so ill, that she was obliged to take a lodg- in the possession or under controul of ing in this city, where she expired this France, shall be forthwith raised.-3. That morning.
all ships and vessels belonging to Spain July 17. We have accounts from diffe- shall have free admission into the ports of rent parts of the Country, communicating his Majesty's dominions, as before the numerous distressing consequences of the present hostilities.-4. That all ships and late extraordinary heat of the weather. A vessels belonging to Spain, which shall be inan at Corby in Lincolnshire, on Wed. met at sea by his Majesty's ships and nesday, while hoeing thistles, was so cruizers, shall be treated in the same man overcome by the heat that he died in the ner as the ships of States in amity with his field.--A woman employed in making hay Majesty, and shall be suffered to carry on in a field adjoining the town of Huntington, any trade now considered by his Majesty complained of being ill from the heat, and to be lawfully cațried on by neutral ships died before she could get home..A WO
---5. That all vessels and goods belonging man at Billesdon, in Leicestershire, on to persons residing in the Spanish ColoWednesday died of the excessive heat; nies, which shall be detained by any of as did two others at Houghton and Anstey, his Majesty's cruizers after the date and two or three also in the town of. Leicester. 'bereof, shall be brought into port, and
The horses in Mr. Patterson's carriage, shall be carefully preserved in safe cusgoing to Cromer, stopped on the road uns tody, to await his Majesty's farther pleaGENT. MAG. July, 1808.
sure, until it shall be known whether the- The King's closet at St. James's has said Colonies, or any of them, in which lately been robbed of some articles of the owners of such ships and goods reside, plate by a servant woman, who drowned shall have made common cause with Spain herself this day, in the bason in the Green against the power of France.
Park, to avoid detection. The Earl of And the Right Hon. the Lords Commis. Moira was looking out of his window, and sioners of his Majesty's Treasury, his saw her. The noble Earl, with several of Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, his servants, hastened to the spot, and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, made every possible exertion to get her the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, out, but was full an hour before they sucand the Judges of the Courts of Vice-Admi- ceeded; and there was not then the least ralty, are to take such measures herein as prospect of restoring life. to them may respectively appertam.
This morning the body of a young man STEPH. COTTREI.L. was found drowned by some watermen Monday, June 18.
near Blackfriars Bridge. His name proved There were seven Coroner's Inquests
to be Edwards; and it turned out that he
had drowned himself in consequence of a this day, chiefly on persons drowned whilst bathing on Sunday ; viz. three quarrel he had with bis wife. taken from the Serpentine, one from the
Wednesday, July 13. Canal, two from the Thames, and one
This night, the parish church of St. from the New River.
Michael, Wood-street, Cheapside, was
sacrilegiously broken into, and robbed of Friday, July 1.
the communion plate, surplices, books, &c. This day, the parish church of St. Mar. This and the two preceding days the tin Outwich, Bishopsgate-street,
Weather was uncommonly hot. The thertobbed of all its plate. A respectable mometer in the shade at a window in the gentleman underwent an exainination be open air opposite St. James's Park, (with-. fore the Lord Mayor, in consequence of out any reflection of heat) was on Tuesday his having had the keys of the church in at three o'clock P. M. at 88 and a half; his possession ; but was discharged.
and on Wednesday at 94; which is higher, Thursday, July 7.
we believe, six degrees and a half than This afternoon, as the servant of Mr. ever known before in this country. Mann, builder, in Piccadilly, was driving
Thursday, July 14. his master's cart, and sitting on one of the At a Court of Common Council this day, shafts, through Upper George-street, Edge- an Address was unanimously voted to his ware-road, the horse took fright, by which Majesty, expressive of the approbation of means the man fell, and, one of the that Court at the decided and magnaniwheels passing directly over his head, he mous measures adopted by his Majesty's was killed on the spot.
Government in aid of the Patriots in Spain. CIRCUITS OF THE JU D G E S. SUMMERT HOME. NORFOLK. MIDLAND. OXFORD. NORTHERN. WESTERN CIRCUIT
LdEllenbro' L. C. Juftice J. Grose J. Lawrencelj. Chambre B. Graham 1808. L. C. Baron J. Heath B. Thomson J. Le Blanc. B. Wood 1. Bayley
Winchester Thurf. 28
Abingdon Friday 29
Oakham Saturday 30
Linc. & City Oxford York & City Salisbury Mon. Aug. 1 Hertford Buckingh. Wedner. 3 Chelmsford
Dorchetter Thursday 4
Hereford Durham Thurf.
Bury St. Ed. Leic. & Bor. Saturday 13 Lewes
Shrewsbury Newcastle Monday 15
Norw.& city Coventry & Wednet. 17
Bodmin Thurf. 18 Guildford Friday 19
Carline Saturday 20
Wor.&City Wednef. 24
Wells Thurf, 25
Appleby Monday 29
Lancaster Tuefday 30