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According to Dr. Simmons, 6000 insane Omciatiog Ministers in England shall patients have been admitted into St. transmit an Answer to the Questions in the Luke's Hospital in the course of the last Schedule relative to Baptisms, Burials, and thirty years, half of whom have recovered. Marriages, before the 21st June 1821, to Out of 6000 patients, 78 were aged 79 the Bishop of the Diocese; who shalltransyears and upwards, only one in five of mit the same, before 11th July, 1821, to wbom were cured.

his Archbishop, to be laid before the Privy According to the population returns Council by the Ist of Aug. who shall cause of 1811, taking the integral number of an Abstract to be laid before Parliament twenty ; there were in England, seven Justices in England shall appoint a Time employed in Agriculture ; nine in trade, and Place (between the 25ıb of Juoe and manufactures, and handicrafts ; and four 21st of July 1821) for the Overseers or who lived either on rentals of lands or Householders to attend with Returns and houses, or on the interest arising from Answers to the Six first Questions stated in accumulation of money. In Wales the the Schedule, and cause Notice of such fariners are to the manufacturers as two Time and Place to be given to them and

or the three above-mentioned the High Constables; and the Overseers, classes in the proportion of eight, four, &c. shall then deliver Returns upon Oath. aud two.

Justices in England shall receive the A nation, without being exhausted, can Answers and Returns, and administer the anpually afford to employ the one hun- Oath in the Schedule, with Power to exadredth part of its population in the profes- mine the Overseers and Householders upon sion of arms. The quota which England Oath, and adjourn their Meetings not later could afford, according to this proportion, than the 21st July 1821 ; and shall deliin addition to its military and vaval esta. ver the Answers and Returns to the High blishment previous to the peace of 1814, Constables, who shall indorse the Returns, witbout exhaustion, would be 170,000, of and transmit them to the Clerks of the which 70, 000 would suffice for the navy, Peace and Town Clerks by 28th July, 1821. and 100,000 for the army.

The Sheriff Depuies, &c. in Scotland, In the last Session of Parliament an Act shall appoint Schoolmaster, or other fit was passed, for taking an account of the Persons, to take Account of the Matters rePopulation of Great Britain, and of ascer- quired by this Act ; and the Sheriff's Offitaining the increase or diminution of dif- cers, &c. shall deliver the Schedules to the ferent places, since the last census. The Persons, so appointed, who shall take an following plan is proposed :

Account of the Number of Persons, and The Overseers of the Poor, or some sub- inform themselves of certain Particulars, stantial Householder of every Parish and by proceeding from House to House : and Place in England, and such Persons as shall preparing Auswers to Questions according be appointed in Scotland, shall take an Ac- to the form in the Schedule. count of the Number of Persons found The Sheriff Deputes, &c. in Scotland, within each Parish and Place, and set down shall appoint a Time (not sooner than the the particulars according to the form in first, por later than the last Day of June, an annexed Schedule.

1821) for the Schoolmaster or other fit Printed copies of the Act and Sche- Persons to attend with Returns and Andules shall be transmitted by the King's swers to the Questions in the Schedule, Printer to the Clerks of the Peace and wbich the Sheriff, &c, shall receive upon Town Clerks in England; the Acts to be Oath, with Power to examine the Persons distributed by them to the Clerks of the upon Oath, and shall cause the Returu to Divisional Meetings, and the Schedules to be indorsed ; or he may direct the Returns the different Persons appointed for Eog. and Answers to be verified upon Oath beland: and printed Copies of the Act shall fore any Justice of the Peace. also be transmitted to the Sheriffs, &c. in The Accounts taken throughout Great Scotland, and Schedules for Distribution. Britain for preparing the Answers and Re.

la England the High Constables shall, turns shall be preserved by the Churchat the Easter Sessions 1821, receive from wardens, &c. in England, and other Perthe Clerks of the Peace, &c. the Sche. sons in Scotland, and delivered over to dules, and forthwith deliver one to the of. their Successors; and the Clerks of the ficiating Minister, &c. and one other to an Peace, &c. in England, and the Sheriff Overseer or substantial Householder of Deputes, &c. iu Scotland, shall transmit each Parish or Place, who shall, with the the Returns to the Secretary of State by Assistance of the Churchwardens, &c. upon 1st August 1821, an Abstract of which May 28, 1821, take an Account of ihe shall be laid before Parliament withiu three Number of Persons therein, and inform inonths. themselves, by going from House to ersons employed to have an Allowance House, of certain Particulars, and prepare for their Trouble and Expences : in EngAnswers to Questions, according to the land from the County Rates and Poors Form in the Schedule.

Rate lu Scotland from the Land Tax.

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FRANCE.

ment of Wirtemberg, in reply to a comThe French Chambers have been hi.. munication respectivg this project, is therto engaged in stormy discussion re- said to have expressed its determination specting the validity of some of the late to remain faithful to that provision of the Elections. These have all terminated fa- Constitution which guarantees to its subvourably for the elected and the Ministers; jects the Liberty of the Press. but too much violence has been displayed The King of Saxony has issued a De. in the attempts made to prevent the mi- cree in which he renews the Constitu. nority from being heard. By an Ordon- tion of the Saxon Diet, as it was estapance issued the 20th inst, the King has blished in 1728, with some slight modiinstituted a Royal Academy of Medicine, fications, without granting any new right which is to be divided into three branches, of representation to the proprietors of the Physick, Surgery, and Pharmacy. A cer- States not noble, or to the inhabitants of tain number of foreigners in these three the towns. It also confirms the provision branches are to be admitted as associates. by which none can be appointed Commis

sioners of the Diet, except those of the SPAIN.

Noblesse. *This Decree is expected to A conspiracy for restoring the old des.

give rise to very animated discussions in potism has been discovered at Grenada, the Diet. and the ringleaders apprehended. There A letter from Dresden of the 4tb, says had been disturbances for several days at The spirit of fanaticism has again made Cadiz, in consequence of the populace its appearance under increased circumcalling out for the trial of the authors of

stances. In the duchy of Berg, the sectathe massacre of the 10th of March. The

rians are multiplied to an alarming exmilitary were at length called out, and tent. Females of every age assemble toorder re-established. The Spanish militia, gether, under others, who call themselves amounting to 80,000 men, have been com- The Mothers of Sion.They pretend pletely new modelled.

to have visious and revelations, and the Rodrigues, who had been Chief of the

new converts have more respect for these Staff to General Campana, and who is deluders than for the established worship; accused of being one of the principal but the greater part of them frequent the actors in the horrid massacre at Cadiz on castle of Count

who passes for the 10th of March, has been delivered up an inspired man, and gives lectures, which by the Provisional Government of Portu- are listened 10 with admiration.

The gal. One of the Journalists points out Count visits the poor and sick in bis some serious inconveniences which must neighbourhood ; but when he is seized result from the recent prohibitory Com, with a fit of inspiration, he cries out like mercial Decrees of the Cortes, so far as

a man possessed with the Devil. Not they apply to certain articles of importa- long ago he menaced a poor sick wornan tion from this country. The interior of with damnation. She was so terrified that Gallicia still continues to be infested with she died in the most horrible convulsions, banditti.

thinkiug herself past redemption. GERMANY.

NAPLES, The Allied Sovereigns at Troppau are The following highly-interesting docusaid, among other avocations, to have ments have been received from Naples : been devising a new system of restriction one is a translation of a Message from over the German Press, upon which sub- King Ferdinand to the Deputies of the ject a communication is expected to be Parliament of Naples, informing them of inade by the Austrian and Prussian Mi letters that he had received from the Sonisters at Frankfort, as soon as the Diet vereigns of Austria, Prussia, and Russia, shall have resumed its sittings. It is un- inviting him to repair in person to Lay. derstood that the chief feature of this new- bach, and announcing his determination fangled project is the establishment of a

to accept of the invitation; the other, is General Board of Literary Censorship at the letter of invitation from the Emperor Leipsic : and it is proposed to be decreed of Austria (said to be conceived in the that no work shall be exposed for sale at same terms as those of the other two Sovethe fairs there, without having obtained reigns); in which, Ferdinand says, there the sanction of the Board. The Govern- was no alternative, as the Sovereigns bad

declared

declared that they would treat with no proofs of the true friendship which we other person, not even with the Princes bear you, and of that fraukness which of his Royal Family. The moment this forms the basis of our policy. Message was published in the Parliament, “ Receive the assurance of the distindissatisfaction was every where heard. guished consideration and unalterable atThe people viewed the proposed depar

tachment with which I am, ture of the King as a treacherous mea. Your Majesty's true brother, son-insure, and the cry was universal that he

law, and ally, should not be allowed to go. The de. (Signed)

FRANCIS." bates on the Message were very warm,

Leiters were also addressed to the King and some Deputies characterized it as of Naples by the Emperor of Russia and unconstitutional. There is, however, uo the King of Prussia, but precisely in the doubt of the King's departure for Lay- same terms. bach,

In an Address by Ferdinand I, to his

Deputies of Parliament, he observes, "The COPY OF A LETTER FROM THE EMPEROR OP

Sovereigns of Austria, Russia, and Prus. AUSTRIA TO THE KING OF Naples.

sia, united in Congress at Troppau, have Troppau, Nov. 20. sent ine three letters, in which they invite Sir, my Brother, and very dear

me to repair in person to Laybach, to Father-in-law,

form part of a new Congress, to be held “ Unhappy circumstances bare pre- in that place. In taking on me this care vented my receiving the letters addressed to convince you of my love and solicitude to me by your Majesty during a period of for the nation, I desire that a deputation four months. The events, however, to of four members, selected from the Parliawhich those letters have probably related, ment, may accompany me, and be withave not ceased to occupy my most se- nesses of the dangers that threaten, and rious meditations, as well as those of the the endeavours that may be made, to enAllied Powers assembled at Troppau to

slave us. deliberate iu unison on the consequences " It is necessary, however, that until with which these events menace the rest the termination of these negociations, Parof the Italian Peninsula, and perhaps liament do not propose any new measure the whole of Europe. In determining on in the different branches, but that affairs this common consultation, we have only may remain in the state in which they are acted in conformity with the transactions at present, limiting its care lo the part it of 1814, 1815, and 1818-transactions of is already called on to take in the organiwhich your Majesty, as well as Europe at zation of the army, and that all the arlarge, knew the character and object, and rangements, dictated by time and circumupon which that tutelary alliance is found. stances, may continue in the new year as ed-solely designed to guarantee from all they were fixed in that which is about to danger the political jodependence and expire. It is my decided wish that the territorial integrity of all its states, and to greatest economy in expenditure may be ensure the repose and prosperity of Eu- adopted in all the departments, as soon as rope at large, by the repose and prospe

the situation of affairs will permit. rity of each of the countries of which it is “I leave with you, in parting, all that composed. Your Majesty, then, cannot I hold must dear. You will continue to doubt that the object of the Cabinets as- feel those sentiments of attachment which sembled here is to reconcile the interest you have ever prosessed for my Royal and well-being, the enjoyment of which Family. the paternal solicitude of your Majesty

"I confirm my beloved son, the Duke would lead you to desire for your people, of Calabria, in his functions of

my Vicarwith the duties of the Allied Monarchs to General, as expressed in my act of the their own states, and the rest of the world. 6th July, and 11th Oct. of this year. But my Allies and myself should feel ** I am convinced that you will receive happy to fulfil these solemn engagements,

this communication as a proof of any senwith the co-operation of your Majesty, timents for you, and of that necessity and we now, faithful to the principles we which obliges us to prefer the salvation of have proclaimed, demand this co-opera- our country to every other secondary intion. It is solely with this view that we

terest." propose to your Majesty to assemble with

TURKEY. us in the city of Laybach. Your presence,

The Turkish Government has, at length, Sire, we are sure, will hasten a reconcilia- deigned to receive from the Neapolitan tion alınost indispensable; and it is in the Minister at Constantinople a copy of his name of the dearest interests of your Sovereign's Letter, but with a special dekingdom, and with that watchful solicitude claration on the part of the Sublime Porte, of which we believe that we have given

that it was to be considered only as an armore than one testimony to your Majesty, ticle of newspaper intelligence, devoid of that we now invite you to receive new interest.

AFRICA.

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AFRICA.

town, and the inhabitants were Advices to the Sd of September have frightened than hurt. They were, howbeen receired from our settlements on the ever, properly admonished for their conAfrican coast. It will be recollected that duct, and threatened with the utmost se. the inhabitants of Cape Coast had engaged verity in future if they presumed to re. to pay to the King of Ashantee a contri. bution of 500 ounces of gold, in return for

BRAZILS. a stipulation on his part to abstain from disturbing the tranquillity of their terri- A mail has arrived from the Brazils, tory. This engagement was entered into brought to Falmouth by the Diana packet, with the permission of the Governor aud which sailed from Rio Janeiro on the 27th Council of the British factory, who, at the of October. On the 24th of that month same time, annexed a condition to the the Creole sloop of war arrived there, treaty, that the King of Ashantee should with dispatches from Lisbon, giving an recognise the inhabitants of Cape Coast account of the Revolution in Portugal. as British subjects. The advices from The whole Court was thrown into the utCape Coast Castle state, that the treaty most cousternation by the news, and the is in a course of fulfilment. The natives King was said to be particularly affected have been assisted by the Council, under on the occasion. It was strongly rumourthe sanction of the African Company, ed, on the receipt of the intelligence, that with a 'grant of 200 ounces of gold, and the Prince Royal would immediately prothey had made much progress in collect. ceed in a ship of war for Lisbon. But ing the remainder of the tribute, for the this report was speedily coutradicted, and receipt of which an Ambassador from the it was said Don Miguel was to be disKing of Ashantee was waiting at Cape patched to settle all the disputes, and to Coast Castle. For this assistance ren- make concessions. The greatest anxiety dered to the natives they have engaged to prevailed respecting the reception of Markeep the country round Cape Coast clear shal Beresford at Lisbon, and the manner of underwood, which, it is supposed, will in which the changes there would be lookrender the climate much less detrimental ed upon by the British Government. At to the health of the settlers. The expence the date of the packet leaving Rio Janeiro, will be defrayed out of the funds for re- nothing decisive appears to have been depairing the roads and for the general im

termined upon.

Letters have been reprovement of Africa. A letter from Fort

ceived from Pernambuco, to the 14th ult. Accra, dated August 29th, contains a by way of Liverpool. The alarm excited short parrative, characteristic of the firm- among the merchants there, by the acness and vigilance of the Commanders of counts from the mother country, had been the British ships of war appointed for that such as to cause a total suspension of bupurpose, in checking, by every means in siness. There had been a movement in their power, the disgraceful traffic in the interior, which created considerable slaves. His Majesty's ship. Pheasant, agitation ; a party of the military haviog, Capt. Kelly, having anchored in the Da. it was reported, attacked the inhabitants, nish roads on the 25th, received infor- and massacred several of them; but it mation that the Captain of a Spanish was not understood what was the cause of schooner had sent on shore, at Dutch the outrage. His Majesty's ship Icarus Town, a number of slaves, and placed had arrived at Pernambuco from Rio and them in the custody of one of his agents, Babia, and was to sail for Maranbam on to be detained there for bim till his return the 19th of Novenber. The intelligence from a voyage to windward. Capt. Kelly of the Oporto insurrection first reached sent on shore to demand the surrender of Pernambuco on the 25th Oct. by the Chesthe slaves, allowing only a few hours for terfield packet. compliance ; at the expiration of which, Advices from Buenos Ayres to the 4th having learned by a signal, previously of October have been received. Late in agreed on, from the fort at Accra, that no September the federal party nominated slaves had arrived, he commenced a can. Col, Rodriguez Governor of the city and nonade on the town. The chief men of province; but his tenure of that post was the place became alarmed for their safety, more short and disturbed than that of any and sent to announce their intention to of his numerous predecessors. On the deliver up the slaves, if a stop was put to third day after his elevation a body of the firing. They shortly after sent in 20 troops from Ensenada entered Buenos slaves ; but Captain Kelly, relying on Ayres, and were drawn up by the orders the information he had received that the of the new Governor in one of the squares, actual number was 53, recommenced fire The suspicion immediately arose and ing, upon which the remainder were sent spread rapidly among the Civic Authoover. Care had been taken to point the rities, that Rodriguez was the secret friend guns above the roofs of the houses, so of Puyerdeon and Tagle, and meditated that little or no damage was done to the their restoration to power, with the return

of of anti-federalism. The civic guard was till day-break, when it was succeeded called out, and in the evening of the 28th by the ringing of bells, shouts of vica of September the citizens of Buenos Ayres tory, and other evidences of triumph. were alarmed by the report of musketry The victory had declared itself for the in the very heart of the city; of the cause Culbido, at the head of the civic guard, of which very few of them were able to and one of its first consequences was the supply an explavation. The firing ceased immediate expulsion of Rodriguez from about 10 o'clock, and an interval of si- power. Many persons, it is said, lost lence succeeded, but without inspiring Their lives. The next care of the City the confidence of security--the doors of Magistrates was the appointment of a the houses remaining shut, and no one Committee to elect a new Governor, and venturing to stir abroad. At one in the to arrange the return of Deputies to the morning of the 29th the firing was re- Congress. The result was not known newed, continuing with little intermission when these advices were dispatched.

DOMESTIC OCCURRENC ES. INTELLIGENCE FROM VARIOUS Jeffrey's friends from Edinburgh also PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

accompanied him; Mr. Thompson, Mr. Dec. 21. Those extensive, elegant, Cockburn, Mr. Murray, Professor Piland far-famed premises, the Kingston, lans, and other distinguished characters. or Lower Assembly Rooms, Bath, were After this installation, which occupied totally destroyed by fire. The loss of but a very short time, Mr. Jeffrey adproperty is stated to be very great. The dressed the audience in an eloquent insurances effected amounted to 13,4001. speech. How the accident happened is not known; the vaults, or rather the rooms One of those natural curiosities, which under those appropriated for balls, read- some persons affect to believe does not ing-rooms, &c. were used as a private exist, called a Mermaid, bas arrived on theatre, and a play had been performed board the Borneo, J. C. Ross, master, there that evening ; next to which was now lying in the Thames, from Bencoua carpenter's shop, and adjoining that a len, in Sumatra. It is of a perfect hularge quantity of oil; consequently a man form from the head to the middle, fire breaking out amidst such inflam- and the rest consists of a tail of a fish mable matter could not be otherwise resembling the dolphin. than destructive. A gentleman named Houlton, one of the proprietors, bad OCCURRENCES IN LONDON lately fitted up a suite of rooms in the

AND ITS VICINITY. premises, with much taste and elegance, At the Town Hall, Southwark, Hannah for his residence, where he had collected Baker, a miserable old woman, was musical instruinents, pictures, and many charged with stealing an egg from a stall, fine specimens of art, which can never and an apple, orange, turnip, or potatoe, be replaced; the whole of these were from others, in the Borough-market. destroyed. The loss to the renter, Mr. When searched, there were found in a Mills, a worthy industrious man, with a bundle of rags in her bosom, .notes to large family, is very great. Fortunately the amount of 1731. and in her pocket, sil

lives were lost. The elegant chande ver, making in all 2041. 188. She reliers, pictures of Beau Nash, &c. were fused to tell where she lived ; but from all consumed. Some gentlemen were documents found on her, the Officer displaying cards at the time the fire broke covered that she lived in Garden-row, out, but such was its fury it could not Shadwell, with her son, an industrious be got under.

but poor young man, who never susDec. 28. This day, Francis Jeffrey, pected his mother of being possessed of Esq. was installed Lord Rector of the so much wealth, though he had always University of Glasgow. An unusual in- believed that his father, who was a terest was excited to witness the cere sailor, had died leaving some money, mony, and the Hall was crowded in ten She was discharged, as no one appeared minutes after the doors were thrown to prosecute ; and the money was given open. At three o'clock Mr. Jeffrey en- up to her son. tered amidst unmixed applause, preced

Thursday, Dec. 21. ed by the mace, and followed by Mr. In consequence of repeated complaints Campbell of Blyshwood, M. P. who is at from the respectable inhabitants of St. present Dean of Faculty; the Principal, George's-fields, a private search warMr. Kirkman Finlay (the late Rector); rant was issued from Union-hall Office and the Professors. A number of Mr. on this night, for the apprehension of

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