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these various movements indicate the re- By a subsequent dispatch, dated the 13th pewal of soine coalition for the deliverance of January, it appears that after the enof Europe, an event scarcely to be ex- gagement of the 8th, General Jansens, the pected, perhaps at the present moment Dutch Governor, bad retired into the coun$carcely to be wished; or whether they are try, carrying with hin about 1900 men and made with a view to the possible struggle 28 pieces of camo1). A part of our army for the partition of the Turkish Empire: was sent in pursuit of him: lut General or whether they are merely measures of Baird, with a view to present the faither efa precautionary nature, dictated by mu- fusion of blood, and the derastation of the tuai jealousy and distrust; remains still to country, had made an overture to him be discovered.
which was highly honourable to both parThe utmost vigilance is said to be em- ties, and wbich, it is to be hoped, he will ac: ployed in every country under the influ- cept. The Moniteur has noticed the capence of Bonaparte, to exclude all goods of ture of the Cape with inny derogatory British fabric.
comments on the condi.ct of the Dutch CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.
Governor; and with expressions which in
dicate some dissatisfaction wita the existThis important settlement has fallen
ing Government of Holland. again into the bands of Great Britain. Our troops under the command of Sir David
AMERICA. Baird began to land on the 5th of January, America continues to complain of the and on the 8th marched about 4000 strong conduct of the belligerent powers, and a to attack the enemy's force which consiste
rupture between her and Spain has becu ed of about 5000 men, a great proportion thought probable. The questions at isof it being cavalry. The attack was made sue with this country have not yet been by the Highland Brigade under a beavy decided; and the decision will probably infire of round shot, grape, and musquetry. volve considerable difficulties.
But we ** Nothing could surpass or resist,"'observes entertain no fears that the existing differthe General, “ the determined bravery of ences will assume a hostile aspect. A few the troops headed by their gallant leader individuals, it is true, are violent and claBrig. Gen. Ferguson. The enemy inaine morous; but the Government, although tained his position obstinately, but in the some of its communications to Congress on moment of charging the valour of British the subject have been a fair and unreason. troops bore down ali opposition, and forced able, seems disposed to pursue moderate bim to a precipitate retreat.” The obsta- counsels. Great complaints have been cles which our troops had to encounter ap- made relative to the impressing of Ameripear to have been very considerable; and can seamen by British) oficers; and an act the distress wbich they suffered from the was proposed in Congress authorizing and want of water and provisions havi nearly even rewarding resistance to any future atexhausted them in the moment of victory. tempt of this kind. The good sense of the From this distressing situation they were people at large seems to hure reprobated relieved by the exertions of Sir Home Pop- this outrageous violation of the established bam and the navy. The loss of the enemy principles of national polity, and there apin this engagement is said to have been
pears no danger of its passing into a law. 700 men. Our loss was one captain (Fors- A motion has been made in Cougress for ter) and 14 rank and file killed; 3 field imposing a tax of ten dollars a-head on ofhcers, 1 captain, 5 subalterns, tid 180 slaves imported into the United States, others wounded; and 8 missing.
and it seems likely to be adopted. Its obOn the day succeeding this engagement, ject is to discourage, as far as Congress can while our troops were marching towards discourage, the continuance of importations Cape Town, a flag of trace arrived, and pro- of slaves into South Carolina, the only posed a capitulation, which was acceded to, State whose ports are now open to such a and the lown was immed ately surrende red. traffic.
PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS. SINCE the meeting of Parliament a number
papers has been mored for in the House
of Commons, calculated to throw light on the state of our empire in the East; ard intended also to serve as the foundation
charges against the Marquis Wellesley. out of office. He las gone so far as to The gentleman who has stood most prouni- state, that Mr. Pitt's defence act is not hently forward on this occasion is Mr. Paulle likely to continue in force. These motions have given birth to some in- Mr. Tierny has brought in a bill for exa teresting discussions, from which it ap ears plaining and rendering more eficctual the that the financial affairs of the Company act against treating at elections. The bill abroad have experienced considerable en- proposes to exempt candidates from the barrassments in consequence of the Mal- enormous demands to which they are now
The Company's debt is now liable, for the conveyance and travelling estimated at 30 millions. The charges expences of voters not resident at the place which Mr. Paullhas announced his intention of election, and to prevent the bribery and of preferring against the Marquis Willcs- corruption wliich are carried on under the ley re-pect his conduct to the Rajal of pretence of such charges. We rery corBhurtpore and to other native princes, and dially wish success to the honourable genthe profusion and waste of public money on tleman's measure, which we are persuaded objects of mere pomp during his administra- would strike at the root of many corrupt tion. Government appear to have no inten- practices, while it would relieve the upright tion of interfering on this occasion. The candidate for a seat in Parliament from a Grenville party indeed are warmly attach- most oppressive burden. ed to his Lordship, and seem prepared to un. We adverted in our last to the appointdertake his defence. Mr. Fox and his friends ment of Lord Ellenborough to a seat in the have not expressed their purpose openly: It Cabinet. This measure, which had pro. is believed that they disapprove of the policy duced great dissatisfaction, was brought pursued by Lord Wellesley; but it seems before both Houses of Parliament on the doubtful whether they will afford any en- 3d inst, when a motion was made to the couragement to a retrospective enquiry. following effect, viz. That it is expedient It must be the wish, however, of every for the cue adıninistration of justice, that real friend to the happiness of India and none of the common law judges should be the reputation of Great Britain, that there memuers of the Cabinet Council. The moshould arise no impediment to a full, tree, tion was negatived in the upper House and impartial investigation of his Lordship’s without a division, and in the lower House conduc', while he filled the important sta- hy a majority of 222 to 64. tion of Governor General. It was with The committee for conducting the immuch s. tisfiction that we heard Mr. Fox peachment of Lord Melviile having co explicitly disclaiming in the House any plained of the contumacy manifested by wish to alter tlie present constitution of the Mr. Trotter in refusing to answer their inGovernment of India as by law established. terrogatories, he was ordered into the cus:
Considerable doubts having arisen, with a tody of the Serjeant at Arms, but wis disparticular reference to the case of Lord charged the next day, in consequence of his Melville, whether witnesses in criminal submitting to the proposed examination, cases are bound to answer questions likely A new article of impeachinent has been materially to affect their pecuniary inter- exhibited against Lord Melville, which ests, the opinions of the tireive judges were states that his Lordsbip, besides mi applytaken ; when seven of thein answered af- ing the sum of £.10,000 as admitted by his firmatively and five in the negativé. In own confession, had possessed himself, at consequence of this difference of opimion a an early period of his Treasurership, of declaratory act has passed both Houses sams to the gross amount of £.27,000, putting an end to all doubt on the subject, which were applied, not to the public serand laying it vjosen as the law of the land, vice, but to private prposes, and to the that the apprehen-ion of civil injury is not accommodation of certain traders with adurissible as a plea for refusing to give whom he was connected. evidence in criminai prosecutions.
NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. On the motion for going into a Cominit- It has pleased Providence again to bless tee ou the army estimates, some questions lois Majesty's anns with signal success. were put to Niininters respecting their plans Another naval victory has been obtained, of military defence; to which they decined by which one of the squadrons lutely is. giving my answer.
It is therefore uncer- caped from France is satistactorily accountta'n how far Mr. Withain may choose to ed for. On the 6th of February lasi, Addpoureer in reducing to practice those milia miral Duckworth having with him seven sail tary theo. ies which he was in the habit of of lhe line, two frigates, and two s'ops, developing with so much clognence when discorered a squadion of Freucb ships,
consisting of five sail of the line, two Marquis of Blandford by the title of Baron frigates, and one corvette, at anchor in Spencer, the way of Santo Domingo, where they had The arrival of a fag of truce from the disembarked 1500 troops.
He immedia French coast on the 20th instant has given ately attacked, and after an action of birth to many surmises on the subject of two bours entirely defeated them. Three peace. A naval officer, Captain Majenships of the enemy's line, one of 80 guis, die, landed from it and proceeded directly and two of 74, fell into our hands, and two tu town. The most probable supposition is (the Imperia of 120 guns bearing Admi.
that he is merely charged with a commis. ral Le Seigle's fiag, and a 74) were driven sion relative to the exchange of prisoners. on shore, and afterwards burnt. The tri
As to peace on secure and cquitable terms; gates and coi vette escaped. The enemy's and any other peace would be delusive and loss is stated to have exceeded 1200 meu. ruinous ; we dare pot permit ourselves to Our loss in killed and wounded amounted to indulge a bope of it at the present moment. 338. No British officer was killed or inor- Judging by the recent exposition which tally wounded. Sir John Duckworth has Bonaparte has published, both of bis do. proceeded with his prizes to Jamaica. mestic and foreign relations, we can disco.
The squadron which has been thus lost ver in him no real disposition to cultivate to the enemy was part of a detachment of peace with this country. It is unquesthe Brest fleet consisting of 11 sail of the tionably his policy to make peace with us ; line. The remainder is supposed to have for in no other way can he now hope to gone to the East Indies.
raise a navy, the great object of his ambiSeveral privateers have been taken from tion : but we are greatly mistaken, if his the enemy, who on the other hand have pride and arrogance will not, in this in-. captured some of our merchantmen, eren stance, stand in the way of his obvious inclose to our own shores.
terest, and lead liim to insist on terms, to
which even Mr. Fox will be unwilling to DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.
lend an ear. From an account laid before the House
The trial of Governor Picton, which has of Commons, of the wet produce of all the
been delayed for a considerable time, till permanent taxes, and of the war taxes, in the necessary evidence should be procured Great Britain, for the years ending the from Trinidada, came on in thu Court of '5th of January, 1805, and the 5th of Ja- King's Bench on Monday the 24th of Pea duary, 1805, it appears, that
bruary. The indictment preferred against The net produce of the perinanent taxes, him was for having inflicted torture on
for the year ending 5th January, 1805, · Louisa Calderon, a creole of that island.
arrouted 10...........£25,147,604 16 44 The leading circumstances of the cruelty And, for the year ending
exercised on this unfortunate girl, wbo was the 5th January,1806 26,189,074 9 64 produced and gave evidence in court, and
who at the time was only 13 years of age,
are as follows. The girl was suspected of For the year ending 5th
having some knowledge of a robbery which : Jamuary, 1805...... 11,418,874 2 14 had been committed in the house where For the year ending 5th
she lived, and underwent an examinaJanuary, 1806......... 13,171,499 2 4 tion before the Alkalde : but persisting in
The increase in the permanent taxes is denying all knowledge of the transaction, chiefiy in the heads of Excise, Stamps, and the case was referred to Governor Picton, Letier-money.
who immediately issued an order for apThe increase in the war taxes is priuci- plying the torture. Accordingly she was pally from tea and the property duty. fixed upon the instrument prepared for that
At'a General Court of the India Com. purpose, suspended by the left wrist from pany, a year and a half's salary (about the ceiling of the room, and resting with £40,000) of the late governor general the extremity of the great toe of her Marqais (onkallis, was vited to his son right foot on a sharp wooden stake, hier the present Marquis, io ti stimony of the right hand and left foot being also tied tohigh sense entertained of the eminent gether behind her back. In this state servicrs of his deceased father.
she remained for 54 minutes, when she The Right lion. W. B. Ponsonby is · was taken down and put in irons for the create a peer of the united kingilon, by night. The next morning the same scene the title of Baron Ponsonby; and the was renewed for the space of 22 minutes,
OF THE WAR TAXES.
during which the unbappy sufferer fainted vocation. It would not be fair that a justice. away twice. Having at last confessed, she of the peace, who under the authority of this was taken from the torture, but was imme- barbarous law, had maimed one of his Madiately put in irons, and contined in a jesty's subjects, should be tried according place where she could not stand erect, for to the principles of English jurisprudence. eight months, when she was liberated. The act of the island would be his justifiThese facts were admitted by the de- cation in a court of law, if pot of con. fendant's counsel. The defence set up science. This reasoning was just : but unwas of this kind. The laws of Spain au- fortunately for governor Picton, the fact on thorized torture : the laws of Spain were which it rested, viz. that the laws of Trithe laws of Trinidad ; and these governor nidad allored torture to be indicted, was Picton was bound to maintain :--an argu- not proved. On the contrary, it appeared ment which was thus illustrated. The laws that that part of the Spanish law which au. of the Eogiish island of St. Vincent autho- thorized torture, had never been part of the rize a justice of the peace, to slit the nose, law of this colony; and that, in point of fact, cut off at discretion any limb, or take the oldest inhabitant of the island, had away the life, of a person of colour who never known an instance of torture till its shall even raise his hand against a white introduction by this British governor.
lle person, whatever may have been the pro- was of course found guilty.
On the 25th of February, at Edinburgh, lished or liberal education, but this want in the prime of life, the Rev. DAVID was compensated by a large sbare of BLACK, one of the ministers of that city. natural sagacity and sound sense, by an He was a most amiable man, a most exein. accurate and discriminating knowledge of plary Christian, and a most useful and human character, and by a modest and faithtul labourer in his Lord's vineyard. dignified simplicity of inanner, which see He was taken ill on the fiiteenth, but no cured to him universal respect and attendauger was apprehended for some days: tion. A zealous promoter of general inbut on the 20th some alarming symptoms dustry and of the manufactures of his made their appearance, and on the fifth day country, bis schemes of business were exfrom that time it pleased God to take him tensive and liberal, conducted with singu. to himself in the inidst of his days and use. lar prudence and perseverance, and, by the fulness, being in the 4th year of his age blessing of God, were crowned with such and the 21st of his ministry. His disorder, abundant success as served to advance bis which appeared to be an inflammation in rank in society, and to furnish him with the brain, prevented him from leaving his the means of that diffusive benevolence dying testimony to the truth and excel- which rendered his life a public blessing, lence of that blessed religion which he un- and shed a lustre on bis character, that derstood and loved so well, and exemplis has been but too rarely exemplified. lmfied with such happy uniformity in his pelled by the powerful influence of that conduct and conversation, in his public truth wbich he firmly believed and zeaministrations as a pastor, and in every lously taught, constrained by the love, and private relation of life. His death was aniinated by the example of his blessed deeply and generally lamented as a public Master, his ear was never slut to the cry joss, and will long be felt by his congrega- of distress; his private charities were tion and friends.
boundless ; und ercry public institution Al Glasgow, on the 17th current, in which had for its object the alleviation or the ti8th year of his age, David Daly, prevention of human nisry, in this world Esq. of Rosebank, late one of the magis or the world to come, received from him trates of this city. The charctes of this the most liberal support and encouragegood in.in comprebended in it so many
ment. For while the leading object of his paints ni excellence, that only an isspr. life 1 as the diffusion of the light of truth in fort outline of it ca' bere he given. De the earth, he gladly embraced every opbaú not enjoyed the advantage of a po- poriunity of becoming, like the patriarchs
of old “ eyes to the blind, and feet to the At Autun, aged 63, M. de FONTANGES, lame,” and of causing “ the widow's hcart Archbishop of Autun, and formerly Archto sing for joy." in private life, his con- bishop of Toulon. duet, actuated by the same principles, was The infant son of Mr. Budd, of Martequally exemplary--for he was a kind pa- lett Court, co. Gloucester, a fine child, rent, a generous frienil, a sise and faithful about three years old. He fell a victim to counsellor, “ a lover of hospitality, a the negligence of the servant-maid, who lover of gond men, sober, just, boiy, tem- had put him in the window of an upper perate." Anni now having thus occupied room, through the casement of which he his talents be bath “ entered into the fell into the court below, and was so joy of bis Lord.”_" Mark the perfect dreadlully bruised that he almost instantly god behold the upright, for the end of expired. that man is peace.”
Suddenly, in a fit of apoplexy, as is The remains of this eminent servant of supposed, and in the meridian of life, learGud vere interred on the 21st instant. The ing a wife and family, Mr. Hall, a glafineral was attended by the magistrates, zier, of Arnsby, co. Leicester. by ministers of all denominations, and by As the Neu bury coach was turning into butteen two and ihree hundred respecta
the White Hart inn-yard at Newbury, ble inhabitants. The concourse of spec- Master AYRES, son of Mr. Ayres, of Corntalors was iminense, Several hundreds bill, one of the passengers, itting his of poor received a small gratuity in money, head out of the window just at the time, after the interment. He honoured God received so violent a contusion, by striking while he lived ; he was honoured by all against the gate-post, as to cause his indescriptions in his life, and at his death : stant death. and though dead wil long live in the af- In the North of Ireland, the Rev. RICHARD fectionate remembrance of thousands. WADDY, rector of Cumber.
At Dumfries, in Scotland, the Rev. Dr. Aged 113, JOHN TUCKER, fisherman, at BURNSIDE, minister of St. Michael's. Itching Ferry, Southampton ; who followed
Rex. RICHARD BETHEL, rector of St. his usual occupation till within a few Peter's, Wallingford.
weeks of his death. At Warringstown, co. Antrim, Ireland, Lately, at St. Petersburg, Count Alexin his 84th year, Major Holt WARING. ANDER WORONZOFF. He fought at the memorable battle of Det- Mr. Oliver, one of the surveyors betingen, and his intrepidity in the exe- longing to the East India Company, stepcution of a very dangerous piece of service ping over the tier of shipping at Deptford, during the action attracted the notice, and fell between two ships, and was unfortugained him the applause, of his Sovereign. nately drowned.
At Stowe, in the parish of Arlingham, in Feb. 1. At Stoke Newington, at the his 83d year, the Rev. HENRY DAVIES, very advanced age of nearly 98, without a M. A. upwards of fifty years rector of single sigh or groan, Mrs. SARAH WoolChilton, Berks, and many years perpe- LASTON, for more than 40 years the relict tual curate of Saul, co. Gloucester,
of Israel Woollaston, Esq. At Halton Volgate, co. Lincoln, Mrs. At Paddington, Mr. Sykes, a farmer, BARKER, wife of Mr. Robert Barker; leav- who resided near Stamford, Lincolnshire. ing him and tive small children to mourn Having spent the evening with a party at her loss. On the following morning, Mrs. the house of a friend, he fell over a bannisBarker (his mother) was fi und dead in her ter, in his way down stairs, and fractured bed, whither she went the preceding his skull. evening in her usual good health.
At Clapham, Mrs. GARRATT, wife of Mrs CATHERINE DALE. Travelling Francis Garratt, Esq. from Loudon to tle West of England, she At Warkworth, Mrs. BATES, relict of the alighted from a stage-coach at the Black Rev. Dr. Bates. She was reading the morn• Horse inn in Salisbury, complained of ing-service to a sister who was very ill, being indisposed, and expired in a few herself apparently in perfect health, when minutes.
she dropped down and instantly expired. Mr. GEORGE ADNEY, ensign of the 60th In her 20th year, Miss ANNE Milne, a Foot, undertook to drink a quart of rum, in daughter of the Rev. Dr. Colin Milne, of consequence of bets being made by other Deptford, Kent; and, on the 15th, anoofficers; whih he ne vly accomplished, ther of his daughters, Miss HARRIET-' and retired to bed, wliere he was found MARIA MILNE, aged 21 ; both of condead the next morning.