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departure from Madrid ; and his wife was FRANCE.-The Paris papers of the 19th commanded to follow him in 36 hours. June contain an account of an extraordi- The Count d'Egnia, Minister of War, has nary discussion which took place in the also been deposed, and recommended to reChamber of Deputies on the preceding day. pair to some town on the coast of Grenada, M. de Bignon, who was minister of fo- there to remain till he receives his appoint. reign affairs during the last short reign of ment as Captain General of that province; Bonapart", had, it seems, published a and his successor is General Alos. The speech, in which he threatened the govern Marquis M. C. Yrujo was formerly secrement with the revelation of a particular fact tary to the Marquis del Campo, when the of which he had the knowledge, when the latter was ambassador in this country. He proper time should arrive. M. de Big. was suspected to be too strongly attached non, in his capacity of minister for foreign to the interests of the United States of affairs, signed, along with the other com- America, having married an American lady, missioners, the treaty of Paris, and it is the daughter of Governor M.Kean. M. supposed that his conimunication has a re Egnia, it is said, has been permitted to reference to certain conversations which pass tire on account of ill health ; and we shall ed previous to the signing of this conven be much surprised if General Alos, his suction, the object of which, was to secure cessor, or any other War Minister, pregood treatinent to those who had support serves his health in that country, amidst ed Bonaparte's government. In reference the general consumption which seems to be to this, M. de Caze, in the debate on the destroying armies, navies, and administrabudget, called upon him to explain him- tions. The Cadiz expedition is almost as self. M. de Bignon declined until the near the time of sailing now as it was Chamber should be engaged in deliberat- eighteen months ago. Since the establishing on the propriety of recalling the regi- ment of Ferdinand on the Spanislı throne, cides
. Then, he said, only then, could the within the space of five years, no fewer information which he possessed be proper. than 23 changes of ministry have taken ly made public. To this the Keeper of the place in the five departments of the public Seals replied, that they never would be en administration. gaged in any such deliberations, which de. GERMANY. A singular rescript of the claration was hailed with applause by the Grand Duke of Darmstadt is said to have one party, while it was received with cor. excited a lively sensation throughoul Ger. responding disapprobation by the other. many. He finds the lawyers in his ter.
A certain General Morand, who had in ritory too stiff-necked and refractory, and, the year 1816 been condemned to death to reduce them to better order, declares par contumace, on a charge of having, in that they shall, for a specific time, be inthe preceding year, issued a proclamation corporated with the regiments of his army, at Nantes in favour of Bonaparte, was under the same duty and discipline, until again tried before a council of war at Stras- they become sufficiently obedient. The genburg on the 5th of June. He admitted hav. tlemen of the long robe are loud and vehe. ing issued the proclamation, but pleaded ment in their remonstrances, and the echo the commands of the Secretary at War as of their complaints ring through Ger. his justification. The plea was admitted, many. and the former sentence annulled.
Hanover, May 24.-By the last acMarshal Soult, who is one of six exiles counts from England, his Royal Highness recently permitted to return to France, has the Prince Regent has resolved to simplify lost no time in taking advantage of the the administration of the government of royal clemency, having arrived in Paris on the kingdom of Hanover, and to place the 10th of June last.
Count Munster at the head of it. General SPAIN.- Another revolution has taken Dornberg (now Minister at St Petersplace in the Spanish ministry. The Mar. burgh) will succeed Count Munster in quis de Casa Yrujo transacted business with London. It is added, that the Chamber of bis master Ferdinand on the evening of the Finance will be united with the Ministry, 12th June, when he was received v ry gra- which will also tend to simplify the admi. ciously. The same night, when in bed, he nistration. The confirmation of these statereceived an intimation of his removal from ments is expected. We trust his Royal office, and banishment to Avila, and only Highness will also put an end to the use one hour allowed him to prepare for his of torture. We are assured that a poor
woman underwent the torture within the ed by a number of the inhabitants, who last six months, for the theft of a cow, es had been sent to suppress the Caffres, had timated at L.4 Sterling.
succeeded in driving them back, and comAccording to the Brussels papers of the pelling them to cross the river. The corn 29th June, it appears that Sandt, the as- districts were in a great measure cleared of sassin of Kotzebue, is still alive, though the savages, and the country people were there is little chance of his surviving his returning to their homes, where they conwounds. It is added, that, in the present sidered themselves secure from any furtemper of the young men of Germany, it ther attack, at least for some time to would be dangerous to execute him.
TURKEY. -An article from Constantin. ople, of 25th May, states,“ Sir Robert
AMERICA. Liston, English Ambassador to the Sub UNITED STATES.--By recent accounts linie Porte, has just concluded a very im- from the United States, it appears that the portant measure. The Divan, after a ne conmerce of that country, particularly in gociation which has lasted three consecu. the principal commercial towns of New tive years, has at length acknowledged the York, Boston, and Philadelphia, is involvconvention entered into between the four Al. ed in the same pecuniary embarrassments lied Powers relative to the Ionian Isles. Ne as in Europe. "The Bank of Baltimore vertheless, the Porte appears still to refuse had been obliged to suspend payments in to give its formal adhesion to the conven- specie, which had caused general distress tion of November 5, 1815. By that which in the town and neighbourhood. No doubt has been concluded, and which was rati. was entertained of the ability of the bank fied by the Grand Seignior, on the 24th ultimately to discharge all its engagements. ult., the delivery of the fortress of Parga The suspension of its payments had, howand its territory will be effected without ever, occasioned a temporary shock, and any delay by the Ionian Greeks to the had greatly embarrassed all commercial agents of the Ottoman Porte, which power transactions. A petition has been circufinally acknowledged the inhabitants of the lated for the purpose of being presented Seven Islands as subjects protected by Great to the President, praying that Congress Britain. Couriers have been dispatched may be summoned earlier than usual, in with communications of these arrangements consideration of the calamitous situation of to Sir Thomas Maitland, and to Ali Pacha the Union. of Janina."
SPANISH AMERICA.–Porto Bello, on
the north coast of the Isthmus of Darien, ASIA.
was captured on the 10th April by a small CEYLOX-We have at length (says a force under the orders of General Sir Gre. Calcutta paper of January 28) the satisfac- gor M.Gregor; and retaken on the 1st tion of announcing to the public the return May by the Spanish General Hore. of his Excellency the Governor, Lieute. the 9th April, Sir G. M'Gregor landed, nant-General Brownrigg, to Columbo, af- from his squadron of five ships in Bonater an absence of fifteen mouths, during ventura Bay, a force of about 70 officers, which eventful period he has effectually and 400 men, all British. Some troops crushed the alarming insurrection which who were drawn out to prevent his landing had so long distracted that country, and opposed at first a feeble resistance, but established the British dominion on a firm. soon filed in the utmost confusion ; and on er basis than ever throughout the whole of the 10th the invaders took possession of the Kandian provinces. He was met at the town and fort of Porto Bello without the Grand Pass by almost the whole of the further difficulty. As soon as the capture popula:ion of Columbo, with every demon- was complete, Sir Gregor issued a proclastration of joy. The Madras troops are mation, from which it appeared that Paunder orders to return. The surrender of nama was to be the next object of attack. arms throughout every province of the in. They remained supinely, however, in Por. terior seems to be general ; more than to Bello ; and searcely had the news of his 8000 muskuts, with other arms, have al- dashing exploit reached this country, when ready been collected. Henrelgedera, the accounts of his disgraceful discomfiture folonly rebel chief of consequence not ta- lowed. A Spanish army of 1000 or 1200 ken, is supposed to have anticipated the men marched from Panama, under Genesentence of the law, by committing sui- ral Hore, and entered the town at six o'. side.
clock in the morning of the 1st of May,
without the least resistance, and even withAFRICA.
out the knowledge of the garrison. No Care of Good Hope.-Intelligence out-posts were stationed, no picquet was from Cape Town, of the 17th April, has on uard, and the Governor Lopez was been received, and is of a very satisfactory killed by the assailants in iis bed. On the nature. Information had just been receive first alarm, General M'Grey or leaped from ed there that a detachment of troops, join. his window; and running to the bay, with
out any clothing but his shirt, swam on tadores, the only order in the country, for board a schooner, and immediately put to their gallant conduct."
Colonel Rattray, with more bravery, WEST INDIES.-It appears from the threw himself, with 250 men, into a fort, following extracts from Jamaica papers, and defended himself a short time in hopes that in several of our islands various disof relief from the general ; but finding the putes have taken place between the different hope vain, and the place untenable, he ca governors and the legislative bodies. pitulated on good terms. The killed and “ By the schooner Swift we received Bawounded of MʻGregor's army amounted to hama gazettes, and we lament to observe about 100 ; the prisoners to 300 rank and from them, that there is not any prospect file, and 70 officers ; and about twelve of an adjustment of the differences between officers escaped with their general.
the Government and the House of Assem. To counterbalance this disaster, we have bly of these islands. the following account from Margaritta, " In Dominica the disputes between the dated 27th May, of a brilliant exploit per- Governor and the Assembly have increased formed by another party of our country, to a serious height, and affairs there wcar men, volunteers in the cause of South a most gloomy aspect. American independence.
“ The House of Assembly of St Vin“ A dispatch is just received from the cent's have been dissolved by Sir Charles President, Bolivar, stating, that 150 Brin Brisbane, the Governor of that island, owtish cavalry, belonging to Colonel Ustler's ing to some disagreements respecting the regiment, under General Paez, which had rent of a residence for him. gone up the Orinoco, had attacked and de 66 We learn from Bermuda that Sir feated Morillo's cavalry, consisting of 1000, James Cockburn, the Governor of that coand had destroyed 400 of the best of them! lony, was about to proceed for England, By the command of the President, these from whence he did not intend again to men hare all received the order of Libera- return."
HousĘ OF LORDS.-On the 10th June, the late Lord Edward Fitzgerald, brother Lord GREY's bill for repealing the test of the Duke of Leinster, and to restore his acts was debated till past midnight, and re two innocent children to their civil rights. jected by 141 against 82.
The act of attainder was passed by the The bill for regulating the hours of la- Irish Parliament after the death of Lord bour of children employed in cotton facto- Edward, who was charged as a principal ries underwent a discussion on Monday the in the rebellion of 1798. The reversal of 14th, when the Earl of Rosslyn, who it sheds a grace upon the benevolent and opposed the bill, insisted on dividing the generous disposition of the Prince Regent, House. There appeared in favour of the and will afford satisfaction to every liberal bill 27, against it 6, leaving a majority of and enlightened mind. 21 in its favour. This measure seems to The bill for preventing the enlistment of be regarded in a favourable light by the British soldiers into the
service of any focountry in general ; it cannot prove ulti- reign power, and which is intended to opemately injurious to the master spinner or rate against the South American indepenmanufacturer ; and it will certainly pre- dents, passed the House on the 1st July. vent a very serious waste of the health and The Edinburgh water bill, the burghs' lives of a considerable portion of the work- jail, the savings banks, and the Tay ferries ing classes in those parts of the kingdom bills, received the Royal assent, by comwhere cotton factories are established. mission, on Friday, July 2; and the ba
A bill for raising a loan of 12 millions nishment from Scotland bill was read a for the service of the year received the third time, and passed. Royal assent on the 21st. Lord LIVER House of COMMONS.-Finances of the POOL repeated a hope expressed in the Country.-On Thursday, the 30 June, the House of Commons by the Chancellor of CHANCELLOR of the ExCHEQUER subthe Exchequer, that the present loan would mitted to the House his general plan of be the last to which the Government would finance, from which it appeared that find it necessary to have recourse for a L. 20,500,000 were wanted for the service number of years.
of the year; that the existing revenue aReversal of Attainder. On the 30th mounted to only L. 7,000,000, leaving an June, the Earl of LIVERPOOL brought in apparent deficiency of L. 13,500,000 ; a bill to reverse the act of attainder against that the produce of the nominal sinking
fund is L. 15,500,000, and that, therefore, community. They are neither direct nor we have a surplus of revenue above expen. compulsory taxes, nor are they, with the
diture amounting to L. 2,000,000, which exception of wool, laid on the raw material is the real sinking fund, which we may eie of any manufacture, so that, on this ground, ther apply to the extinction of the debt, or there seems little room for objection. remit to the country in the diminution of Ways and Means.-On Wednesday the taxes. The resolutions stated, that it was 9th the CHANCELLOR of the ExchEQUER absolutely necessary to increase this sur. brought forward his account of the supplus of revenue to 5 millions, and, with plies, and of the ways and means for the this view, the Chancellor of the Exchequer year. The former amount to L.20,477,000, proposed to impose new taxes to the a- for which there are only ways and means mount of 3 millions per annum.
to the amount of L. 7,074,000. · For the In a committee on the assessed taxes, remaining L. 13,500,000, the sinking fund the CHANCELLOR of the ExchEQUER is to be made available, and a loan of 12 proposed, that all persone paying assessed millions is to be contracted for, in order to taxes might be permitted to compound repay the Bank 5 millions of its debt, and them for three years, taking the assessment to reduce the unfunded debt L. 5,600,000. for the present year as the ground of the In the following year a loan of á millions composition. With reference, however, to more will be required to liquidate the debt this point, the house and window taxes are still due to the Bank. to be separated from the other assessed The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER taxes ; and in a composition of the former mentioned, that, by the proposed duties, the compounder shall pay 5 per cent., but American tobaccos would pay 4s. per in a composition of the latter 10 per cent pound, foreign tobacco 6s. d., and foon the original assessment. Sir M. W. reign snuffs Os. On West India coffee the RIDLEY forcibly objected to this mode of duty would be increased from 7d. to 1s., assessment, and strongly urged that a ge- on East India coffee from 11d. to 1s. 6d., neral average of 5 per cent should be adopt- and on foreign coffee from 28. 4fd. to 2s. ed.
6d. per pound. On pepper the duty would New Taxes. On the 7th the Chan. be raised from 25. 444. to 2s. 6d. per CELLOR brought forward his resolutions pound. for the imposition of new taxes to the d The bills brought in for the imposition mount of 3 millions per annum. The ar- of these new taxes have been warmly opticles to be taxed with their estimated pre- posed in almost every stage of their produce are as follow :
gress through the House, but the minisA tax of ls. 2d. per bushel on
ters on every division have had a large ma. malt, estimated annual pro
jority. The new tax on tea has been duce
L. 1,400,000 modified. The present duty is 96 per A lax on tobacco
500,000 cent., and it was proposed to raise it to 100 Coffee and cocoa
130,000 per cent., but, by an amendment adopted, Pepper
30,000 the present duty is to be paid on all tea Spirits distilled in England 500,000 sold at the India House at or under 2s. per Tea
130,000 pound, and 100 per cent. on all above. "A 6d. per pound of additional duty
great deal of tea is sold at the Company's con foreign wool inported 500,000 sale under 25. a-pound.
Bank Payments. On the 14th, the re
L. 3,190,000 sumption of cash payments bill was read & ME TIERNEY moved the previous ques- third time, and passed. MrELLICE propostion on the two last resolutions, the one ed a clause, which was adopted, giving to stating the necessity of maintaining an an. the Bank the option of paying their notes, eiaual sinking fund of 5 millions, the other ther in bullion or gold coin, after the Ist of the expediency of proposing new taxes to May 1821, instead of being restricted, as the amount of 3 millions per annum ; and, it otherwise would have been, from making after a long and animated debate, the any payments in specie till 1823. House divided, when the numbers were Privileges of Parliament. The reporter for the original resolutions 329, for the a- of the Times, who was accused of misre. mendment 132-majority for ministers 197. presenting some expressions of Mr Hume, In the course of the discussion, objections that bore hard on Mr Canning, was orderwere made to the particular taxes propos- ed into the custody of the Sergeant of ed, as being inconvenient and oppressive. Arms on Tuesday the 15th, and released, In the present state of this country, it by petition, on Wednesday. It is not very would be impossible to contrive any tax complimentary to the attention of our rea, to which these objections would not apply. presentatives in Parliament, that no one But the articles on which the additional seemed to have a distinct recollection of laxation is to be laid seem to be selected what was said on the occasion ; indeed, with all due consideration to the ease of the those who recollected any thing had nearly - VOL, Y.
recollected too much, for at one time it A. HAMILTON ultimately consented to
observations made by the CHANCELLOR Banishment from Scotland. On the man of the ExchEQUER on Tuesday the 31st tion of the LORD ADVOCATE, the bill for June, the right honourable gentleman inpreventing persons banished from Scotland formed the House, that a sum of L.20,000, taking up their residence in England or the produce of saving banks, was laid out Ireland, was read a third time, and passed, every week in the purchasing of stock, and on the 16th. By this bill, sheriffs of that a sum of L. 3,500,000, Howing from counties are empowered to sentence crimi. the same source, had already accumulated nals to transportation beyond seas.
in the hands of the commissioners. Scots Jury Court.On the 24th, Lord New Churches in Scotland. The same ARCHIBALD HAMILTON called the atten- evening, the bill granting L. 100,000 for tion of the House to the reports made by erecting new churches in Scotland was read the commissioners appointed to inquire in a third time, and passed. A clause had to the Courts of Justice in Scotland. He been previously added, fixing the minimum then moved, that none of the new appoint- of salary to be given to the clergymen at ments created by the late Jury Court bill L. 200. should be filled up till a month after the It is believed that Parliament will be meeting of the next session of Parliament, able to dispatch the whole mass of business or till the report of the commissioners re- that remains, so as to fix the prorogation lative to the Jury Court should be laid be- for Saturday the 10th of July. Certainly, fore the House. The motion was opposed if they proceed with the expedition that has by Lord CASTLEREAGH, who at the same been shown lately, they may accomplish time stated, that no appointment should, this design. The House of Commons ir in the mean time, be made, unless by the twelve hours dispatched eighty-four differrecommendation of the Court itself. Lord ent subjects of legislation
son, who escaped, was riding behind his fam 5. Melancholy Accident. A great num ther, and was precipitated with the rest inber of farmers, cattle-dealers, and others, to the watery element, but contrived to keep from the Scotch side of the Solway Frith, his head above the water by keeping fast who had been attending Rosley Hill Fair, hold of the bridle until the animal dragged in the county of Cumberland, had, under him to the English side of the Frith. the direction of a guide from Bowness, Liability of Owners of Leith Smacks. safely passed the ford about one o'clock on By a recent decision of the Jury Court, Tuesday morning, the 1st instant ; but, it is now established, that the owners having a long tract of sand to cross, a of smacks trading to Leith, who take on strong south-west wind blowing, and it be- board goods addressed to merchants in Eing very dark, some of them separated from dinburgh, do not get quit of the responsibithe main body, and, ere they were aware lity imposed upon them as common carof the danger, plunged at full gallop into a riers, by handing over the goods, upon the very dangerous creek, many fathoms in arrival of the smack, to a common Leith depth, called the Stonepit, when the whole carter, but remain bound for the due deliparty, with the exception of a boy, perish- very of the goods in Edinburgh to the pered! Their names were, Mr William son to whom they are addressed. The Graham, innkeeper, Dumfries; Mr James merchants of Edinburgh are thus secured Ferguson, farmer at Oakshill, parish of in receiving due delivery of the goods, Torthorwald ; Mr John Frood, farmer at which w a great value are duily transmitRobbiewhat, parish of Dalton, and his ser. ted to them by the Leith smacks, or, in vantman, (name not known.) Mr Grapam's case of non-delivery, that they shall have a