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ness, and that he had observed an of an encreasing multitude, who alteration in his intellects, to which crowded together on the surrounding he attributed the act he had com- heights. She is a galliot (name unmitted. known, her crew having deserted) with only part of her cargo, consisting principally of oil and fish.

Mr. Sloper, Mr. Paul's Solicitor, stated, that he had lately observed a great alteration in the conduct and behaviour of the deceased. Mr. Paul had frequently called at his Office to consult with him on his affairs, and notwithstanding he (Mr. Sloper) ad vised him on every occasion for the best, Mr. Paull obstinately refused to accede to his advice, and maintained opinions injurious to his own interest. Verdict-Lunacy.

GALLANT ACTION.

"Scarcely had the galliot hove in sight from under the rocks, when a large brig was observed coming out of Hitteroe. He bore down on us with confidene, indicating a vessel of force, and apparently with the design of rescuing the prize. About six, he got upon our weather beam, and judg ing him to be within the reach of our guns, I sent a challenge, by firing a shot over him. He hauled his wind close, and kept in shore. Finding he CHILDERS SLOOP OF WAR.-The purpose of bringing him to action, would not join us, I made sail for the following is Capt. Dillon's statement which soon commenced at half gunto the Admiralty, who have signified shot range, distant from the shore half their high approbation of his conduct, a mile, pa sing each other on different as well as that of all his officers and tacks. crew, by official letter, and conferred broadside, he caught fire forward, and When he received our first on him the rank of Post Captain: had we been closer at the moment, to Leith, 18th March 1808. profit by his confusion, I have no doubt "Sir, I have the honour to ac- of the result. He kept so near the quaint you, that on the 14th inst. at land, that he was held from our view, four P. M. when standing in for the so that we could only be guided in our coast of Norway, a sail was discovered fire by the flash of his guns, and were in-shore, and, on seeing us, appeared also, from this circumstance, preventto be seeking a port in safety. We ed weathering him. We continued instantly gave chase, with a fresh engaging him in this manner for three breeze from the eastward. As we hours, but found he had a decided neared her, she was hauled amongst advantage over us. The Dane was a the rocks, out of our sight, to take man of war, well appointed in every shelter in the small port of Midbe. respect, carrying long 18-pounders, Immediately a number of boats came and seemingly had taken fresh courage out to her assistance, I suppose with after a few of our broadsides, as if the intention of removing her cargo. aware of our inferiority to him in I dispatched Mr. Wilson, acting mas- weight of metal, the Childers bearing ter, accompanied by Mr.Knight, mate, only twelve-pounder carronades: latwith the cutter well armed, to bring terly, his guns, were so well directed, her out; the jolly boat was also sent that every shot did us mischief, parwith Mr. M'Nicholl, gunner, and Mr. ticularly between wind and water. Le Neve, purser, who volunteered his Observing, that nothing could be done services. This duty was performed whilst he kept so near his own port, by Mr. Wilson, with the utmost gal- from whence he might at pleasure lantry; for when mixing with the draw fresh supplies of men, I conboats, they were dispersed in all di- ceived the plan of enticing him out to rections, leaving him at liberty to sea, where the contest would be more board the vessel, in doing which he equal, by giving us an opportunity of opposed by the inhabitants with forcing him to close action, which he musquetry, whilst others hurled down had hitherto so repeatedly avoided. stones upon our men from the top of In order to effect this, I stood out under the precipice, under which she lay easy sail. It was some time before he secured: however, she was carried relished the idea of following us; but without any loss, to the astonishment in the end he did so. At 11, he was.

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about three miles off the land. I set it proper to return to this anchorage the courses and tacks, intending to with my prize. I am, &c. weather him. As we approached, the wird unfortunately headed us, and Rear-Admiral Vashon, &c. foiled our attempt. I therefore passed P.S.-We could not possiby ascer under his lee, as close as it could be tain the number of guns on board the done, without touching, and poured Dane, but having measured his length, round and grape upon his decks, which in which he had considerably the ad I imagine did the Daue much damage, vantage of us, we are all of opinion, for we distinctly heard the groans of that he had, at least, nine ports on a the wounded; his guns also did us side; the shot on board us weigh 20 material injury, most of his shot taking pounds. us between wind and water; and when on the point of renewing the battle, it THE WINDSOR CASTLE PACKET. proved impossible. In the mean time, The subscribers to the Fund for the enemy tacked, and made sail to rewarding Captain Rogers and the regain the shore, and we shortly after Crew of the Windsor Castle Packet, lost sight of him. I was mortified that for their gallant defence against a very our situation would not admit of our superior force, (See p. 171,) which pursuing the enemy. We had five they afterwards captured, have met at feet water in the hold, the magazine Lloyd's Coffee-house to apportion the afloat, the lower masts wounded, bow- money collected for that purpose, sprit and main mast badly, and the when the same was divided in the pumps increasing on us in such a way, shares mentioned in the proceedings as to make it doubtful whether we of that meeting. Mr Bird, of Birshould be able to prevent our vessel mingham, and Mr. Dixon, of Hattonsinking under us. In this position, Garden, attended to present Captain we bore up to secure our prize, with Rogers with a very elegant and superb the only satisfaction left of having Sword, from a few Gentlemen of that drove a man of war, of much superior town, who felt and knew how to ap force, off the field of action, which we preciate his merit. The Captain rekopt during the space of six hours, in ceived it and his proportion of the the very en rance of his own harbour. subscription with becoming modesty, "I therefere trust, that when the and expressed his gratitude for the above particulars are seen in their kindness shewn to him and to his crew, proper light, it will be found that, who he was convinced would, whenalthough not successful in capturing ever an opportunity occurred, shew the enemy, the Childers has supported their sense of the obligations conferred the glory of the navy, and the honour on them, by a steady and persevering of the British flag. I am happy to conduct in defence of their King and have this opportunity of testifying the, Country.-It also appeared, the Pa spirited conduct of my First Lieute- triotic Fund had voted Capt. Rogers nant, Mr. Edmonds, as well as the a handsome piece of Plate, value too other officers and crew, who on this guineas, and that the Merchants of occasion behaved with that deter- Liverpool had presented him with a mined courage, which at all times dis- Silver Cup of the value of 60%. The tinguishes the bravery of English Post-Masters General are deserving of scamen. Mr. Drummond and Mr. the highest praise for their early atGordon, pilots, deserve much praise, tention to the services of this young for the able manner in which they Officer, by appointing him to the conducted us among the rocks. The command of a Packet. Their conduct acting carpenter, Mr. Mason, has rendered himself worthy of his appointment, by his ability in stopping the shot-holes.-Not being able to keep at sea, from the nature of our leaks and wounded masts, I could not put into execution the remaining part of your orders-have in consequence judged

cannot fail to make a great impression upon the public mind We are happy to find the subscription is not closed, and we hope the country will feel the necessity of bestowing further peetniary rewards on those brave men, as it cannot fail to excite others to follow their spirited example.

FOREIGN EVENTS.

appear, the law will be continued in force

The Jews of Bourdeaux, of the Gironde, and at Landes, having given no cause for complaint, are hot subject to the above regulations.

SPAIN.

France. THE JEWS-By a decree of the 17th of this month (March, his majesty has ordered the execution of the measures determined on at Paris in December last, respecting the Jews. Every Jew who wishes to settle in France or Italy, Abdication of the King of Spain. anust give three mouths previous noWe have received some farther im tice to the nearest Consistory. There portant accounts from Spain. Soot is to be a cenual Consistory at Paris; after the extraordinary events of the each Consistory is to have a Grand 18th of March, the unfortunate King Rabbi, elected by 25 Notables. The was prevailed upon, or rather com Rabbis of the Central Cousistory are to have a salary of 6000 fiaues; those of the Consistora! Synagogue 3000; and the other Rabbis are not to have less than 1000 francs.

pelled, to abdicate his throne, which was instantly ascended by his Son, the Prince of Asturias, and the new Monarch was proclaimed by the title of Terdinand VII. He immediately issued a Proclamation to the People, informing them of his accession to the Throne, and assuring them that the army of his ally the Emperor of France, had entered his kingdom, upon prins ciples the most friendly to his interests, aud those of the people, the sole object of his good ally being to guard the ports of Spain against the designs of the English. The French, we understand, had entered Madrid. The Prince of Peace, as we have already stated, had fled, and his property had been seized and confiscated.

Another Imperial Decree, dated the 17th, anmils all obligations for loans made by Jews to minors, without the sanction of their guardians; to married women, without the consent of their husbands; or to military men, without the authority of their superior officers. Bills granted by French subjects to Jews, cannot be demanded, unless the holders prove that full value was given without any fraud. All debts accumulated by interest above 5 per cent. are to be reduced by the Courts of Law. If the interest growing on the capital, exceed 10 per cent. s brother, though considered to the contract is to be declared usurious. have been mortally wounded in the After the 1st of July next, no Jew affair of the 19th, and stated in some will be allowed to trade without a pa- accounts to have been killed on the tent, renewable annually. This pa- spot, was not dead, but his recovery tent the Prefects are not to grant to was deemed extremely doubtful. A any individual, until he produces a Bourdeaux paper of the 1st instant, certificate of his character, testifying contains the Proclamation relative to that he is no usurer. No Jew not ac- the abdication of the Throne of Spain, tually domiciliated in the Departments by the unfortunate Charles, and the of the Upper and Lower Rhine, can be accession of his Son, under the title of admitted to a domicile there. In the Fedinand VII. According to the other Departments, the Jews cannot French papers, the Prince of Peace be allowed to settle, except upon the was found in a garret in his own house, condition of their purchasing rural where he had been secreted thirty-six property, and abandoning commerce. hours. The new king was not at MaThe Emperor may, however, grant drid when the disturbances took place. to individuals exceptions from this On his ascending the throne, he delaw. The Jews of the Conscription termined on the removal of the Walare required to perform personal ser- loon Guards, who had theretofore been vice, and are not allowed to find sub- stationed about the person of the king: stitutes. These regulations are to con- they were to be replaced by others tinue during ten years, in the hope more firmly attached to the present that after that period there will be no measures. The unhappy Charles, an difference between the moral charac- abdicating the throne, assigned as a ter of the Jews and other citizens of reason "his ill state of health, and the the empire. If the contrary should necessity of a change of climate." UNIVERSAL MAG. Vol. IX.

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PROVINCIAL OCCURRENCES.

HAMPSHIRE.

HE DISPENSARY.

sent month.

LINCOLNSHIRE.

erection, which is already begun in a handsome style.

NORTHUMBERLAND.

Died.] At an advanced age, Sir Henry Grey, Bart. He was the elder brother of the late Earl Grey, and

J. P. Grant, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, who lately canvassed We have authority to announce the borough of Grimsby, has genethar an establishment under this title rously presented to the committee for will shortly be openned, at No. 78, St. erecting a new market-house in that George's Square, Portsmouth. Its town, 1001. for the furtherance of the principal object is to furnish medical design. His relative, Captain Cook, and surgical advice, with medicines has also given 501. towards the same at a very moderate expence; particularly to those individuals in the middle ranks of life, whose industry places them above charitable relief, but who are ill able to defray the customary charges of such assistance. The arrangements of the medical depart- uncle to the present: he was never ment, terms, and every other particu- married. By his death Earl Grey belar relating to this establishment will comes possessed of estates to the value be published in the course of the pre- tune for each of his younger children. of $7,000l. per annum, besides a forHe has also left large legacies to each of his lordship's brothers and sisters; A meeting of the inhabitants of the and has made all his old servants comcity of Lincoln has been lately held at fortable for the remainder of their the Guildhall, to take into considera- lives. Sir Henry Grey was quite the tion certain clauses of the new bill, country gentleman, residing on his which, at a meeting held a few days paternal estates, and seldom coming before at Sleaford, was proposed to be to London. Of course, the events of laid before Parliament for improving a retired life, the administration of justhe navigation of the river Witham, tice in a provincial district, or even The wish of the meeting appeared to the occasional hospitalities of Howick be, to obtain a complete and open na- could not supply much diversity for vigation to the sea for coasting vessels; the biographer. The possessions of and to effect that purpose it seemed to the Greys in Northumberland, next be intended to propose that the lock to those of the present Duke, and designed to be erected at Washingbro' those of the late Earl of Derwentwater, should be about twenty feet wide, in- now vested in the crown, are the larg stead of sixteen and a half, and that est in the county. The family of the grand sluice at Boston should be Grey, or De Croy, have had manors enlarged to corresponding dimensions. appertaining to it from the Normau A difficulty, however, not easily to be conquest till the present period. They removed, seems to exist, namely, the are of Norman extraction; and their want of sufficient space for such ves- ancestors, it seems, followed the forsels to pass at high water under the tunes of the Duke, sometimes distiniron bridge at Boston, the arch of it guished by the epithet of William the having been laid very flat, on account Bastard, and sometimes by that of the of the relative situation of the street. conqueror.At Morpeth, in his It being thought necessary by the 89th year, R. Roddam, Esq. of Rodmeeting to take the opinion of an dam, in Northumberland, senior Adable engineer on some points connect- miral of the Red. ed with their design, the meeting was adjourned. The situation of Lincoln Died. At Festionig, in Carmarthenfor trade is doubtless a commanding shire, an honest Welch farmer, who one; it might be, or might have been, was 105 years of age, and had been made a river port, partaking of some of three times married. By his first wife the advantages of Boston; and at some he had thirty children; by his second, future time it will yet probably be- ten; by his third, four; and by two concubines, seven. His youngest son

come one.

WALES.

IRELAND,

was eighty-one years younger than the character of departed worth, than vooldest, and eight hundred persons, lumes written on the subject could descended from him, attended the fu- possibly convey. Dr. Barrett was in neral. the 86th year of his age, for forty-six years of which he was the faithful pasDied.] Near Cullybackey, Martha tor of that parish. Though deeply Hannah, aged 126 years. She was conversant in the best stores of litera born near Dungannon: told the writer ture, innate modesty veiled the wide of this she remembered to have heard range of his acquisitions; for, humthe shots fired in an engagement that ble and unassuming, he obtruded not took place there in the year 1690; and his opinions with that air of authority that she carried the victuals to the to which their merit entitled them, masons and carpenters who built Cul- but adorned justness of sentiment by lybackey meeting-house in 1727, she delicacy of application. Some people being then 45 years of age. She was imagined that the dean was possessed married when she was an old maid, of money; but those who thought so never had children, enjoyed a constant did not follow his steps into the manstate of good health until a few days before her death. She was a little woman, measured last year four feet seven inches.

sions of misery and distress; if they had, their coffers would be like his destitute of a single guinea! And→→ Divine Reflection!-their reward, like his, would be Heaven! His remains. were conveyed to Dromclift for inter- ment.

At his house, in Chapel-lane, Ennis, the Rev. Doctor James Barrett, titular dean of Killaloe, &c.-A character as near perfection as the lot of On Tuesday, April 12, at Moira. humanity admits of. For upwards of House, Dublin, died, Elizabeth,Coun-, half a century he continued to shew tess Dowager of Moira, and Baroness! to the world what a clergyman ought Hungerford in her own right, being to be, and how much real good a heiress to her brother, the late Earl of hearty lover of mankind may do in Huntingdon. Her ladyship was in her that station. If domestic disquietude 76th year. At the age of twenty, she annoyed any of his flock, the dæmon became the third wife of the late Earl. was subdued by the precepts he in- of Moira, and mother to his two daughstilled, and the morality which he in- ters, the late Countess of Mountcashel culcated. The writhings of disease and Lady Catherine Henry. The were mitigated by the balm of his di- countess had a numerous family, of vine counsels, and poverty never ap- whom now survive, Ann, Countess of plied to him in vain: indeed, a prin- Aylesbury; Francis, Earl of Moira; cipal part of his life was sedulously John Theophilus; Selina, Countess of employed to discover the hovel of Granard; and Lady Charlotte Rawwretchedness, or the mansion of mi- don. Some years back Moira-house sery, there to administer that comfort was the favourite seat of taste and * and relief which it seemed to be the splendour. The first fancy ball in leading feature of his character to dis- Ireland was given by the late countess, pense. Under his protecting influ- who had rooms fitted up in the Turkence, youth found an asylum from ish stile, at great expence, for the ocvice and wretchedness, and was trained casion. In her the ingenious artist. up in the paths of virtue and of truth, and distressed merit always found a The shivering mendicant was prepared most liberal patroness, and her great to meet the severity of approaching income was spent in acts of charity winter through his bounty and his in- and unbounded liberality, that will fluence; and now, alas! the tears of make her ladyship's death an irrepatathe sons and daughters of afHiction, ble loss to the poor of Dublin, as well bowed down with a double weight of as those who daily participated of her anguish, embalm his sacred memory, splendid board. A lady of the most Upon his decease, the shops were all uncommon endowments herself, virclosed, and business completely at a tue and genius were always passports stand in Ennis, whilst the general to her table. The Earl of Moira will gloom, which sat on every counte- receive a considerable addition to his nance, more forcibly pourtrayed the fortune by this event.

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