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sel run on shore on Sandwich Flats, which immediately went to pieces, and it is feared the crew are lost; the snow at the time was so very thick, it was impossible to discern any thing, and is so still. The water in the lower street was as great as during the gale about a month ago; and Af it continues till the next high water, it is impossible for any one to foretell the event; the damage will be b yond conception. It blows full as hard as the dreadful gale of the 18th of last February, when so many ships were lost."

"Dover, Friday Evening.-This morning, about seven o'clock, the wind blew a hurricane, with thick snow. Several ves

sels between the snow showers were seen to go past with loss of their anchors and cables. Between two and three o'clock, an Fast Indiaman was seen going past, and shortly after another, with loss of main-top-mast and other damage; one of our boats went out to their assistance. Several pieces of timber and wreck continue to go past."

Margate, Friday Evening, Three o'clock. "It is with extreme concern I have to inform you of another tremendous gale of wind which came on this morning about six o'clock (then low water) at N. N. E.; a great inany vessels being in these Roads, a heavy sea soon made, and shortly after the Lord Keith cutter came on shore, and now lies close up to little Westbrook Cottage. The Governor, Deane, one of the Margate corn hoys, soon after broke from her moorings, and drove on shore in Margate bay, where she now lies above highwater mark, on a common tide. The Maida, of Bristol, which was on shore in the last gale of the 15th ult. laden with eats, from Cork to Londen, broke from her head-moorings and now lies drifted out the harbour, but her stern hawser still holds. A very large brig, with a figure head, ascertained to be one of his Majesty's gun-brigs, drove so near the rocks above the town, that it was every minute expected she would be on shore. About ten o'clock she cut away her mainmast, by which the foretop-inast went, and she rode easier, but in the very trough of a heavy sea; it is however feared she must still go on shore, as there is not expected to be water for her on the ebb tide.

"A schooner-rigged vessel is just gone on shore in Marsh Bay, about half a mile above the town; her inain-mast gone, and up at high water mark. I hear she is bilged; crew saved. Cannot learn her name, but one of our Margate boats' boarded her last eve, and says she is from the Coast of Africa for London.

"A ship just discovered between the snow squalls, with her main and mizenmast gone; another near her, a mere Sulk, except part of the bowsprit; bow

ever I observe there are many yet ride safe, although severa labove Birchington have drifted very near the shore."

Another Letter, same date.-All this day it has blown a gale of wind from the N. W. The schooner Lucy and Alider,' Capt. Cummings, from the coast of Africa for London, was driven on shore in Marsh Bay; her cargo is expected to be saved. A brig with yellow sides, in ballast, was driven on shore in Kingsgate Bay. A gunbrig is riding close in shore, with her main-mast gone, and it is feared she will strike at low water.---A ship, supposed to be an American, is riding in Westgate Bay, with only her foremast standing; another vessel is also lying there, entirely dismasted. The Cecilia, Capt. Monk, from St. Michael's for London, that went on shore near this place yesterday, is got off, and is now safe in the harbour.

The accounts from Bury and Newmarket, respecting the 'fall of the snow, and its consequences, are of the most extraor→ dinary kind; in the open lands the depth of the snow was tremendous: two shepherds were found dead on Newmarket Heath, and many other persons are supposed to have perished. At Bury there was a County Ball, on Thursday, where all the company from the neighbourhood were detained till Sunday and Monday; they, however, contrived to keep themselves not only alive, but merry, during the time, having a public ordinary daily at the Angel Inn, and successive Balls every evening, with but little ceremony about change of apparel, and even under a short allowance of clean linen! Some Cantabs were likewise of the party, with their tandems, &c.; the loss of a term was ap. prehended by some of them.-The fall of snow in Stamford produced similar consequences to those which occurred at Bury on Thursday, being the night of a Ball and Assembly. All the respectable families of the neighbourhood that attended, were completely weather-bound, and obliged to take up their residence at the inns, until the opening of the roads permitted them, on Saturday or Sunday, to leave the town.

The Industry, of Chester, John Simpson, Master, bound to Dublin, with coals, have ing met with contrary winds, came on the Wild Roads; and afterwards, a gale of wind coming on, he was obliged to slip his cable, and run up to Parkgate. On Thursday following, Simpson took his boat, with three men and a boy, to recover the anchor and cable, but was prevented by the severity of the evening; and on their return, they were unable to find their way with the boat, and agreed to walk over the sands, with a view of getting to Flint; but unfortunately were prevented by the deep waters, and were

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bliged to return towards Parkgate, in order to find the boat again; when one of the men and the boy were taken ill, and the other men carried them on their backs; not long after, the boy expired, and the iman being nearly dead, they were obliged to leave them both on the sands; and with great difficulty the Captain and two men got to the boat, and were picked up the next morning, nearly lifeless, by the Flint ferry-boat.

Among other accidents which occurred from the late inundation on the Norfolk coast, one Gentleman Farmer, besides having upwards of two hundred acres laid under water, lost thirty-five fine sheep of the Leicestershire breed; the Norfolks swam like dogs, some nearly a quarter of a mile, and were saved.

Extraordinary instance of Resuscitation, by Mr. SHAW, surgeon, at Halifax, on the 11th instant, which was the coldest night experienced this winter. An industrious man returning home to his numerous family near King's Cross, suddenly became insensible, and sank to the earth, apparently a lifeless corpse. About two in the morning, the above Gentleman, with his servant, passing on a professional call, observed him lying by the road-side'; they conveyed the body to the nearest house; no signs of life, however, were visible. SHAW employed the usual methods; but it was not till after several hours that signs of returning life appeared. We are happy to say, that the unfortunate sufferer is

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a fair way of complete recovery. Feb. 13.. In the evening a fire broke out in the workshop of Messrs. Gould and Crippse, cabinet-makers, at Petworth. Adjoining the prem'ses was a yard, containing a quantity of timber, waggons, carts, and a supply of wheel-barrows, &c. for Government service, which, with the building, were nearly all consumed. The house and furniture of Mr. Cheeseman was also destroyed.

Feb. 19. A piece of wreck was driven on shore near Margate. There were, when it was first observed, six seamen upon it; but, withinone hundred yards of the shore, a heavy sea upset them, and they all perished. The spectators on shore could not afford them any aid.-Two luggers belonging to that place, in standing, out of the harbour in the evening, for the purpose of answering signals of distress, ran foul of each other, by means of which one of them sunk, and two of the crew were drowned. The remains of the Pier at that place present a most mournful spectacle; that which once afforded security aad protection to the town, encouraged its com /mercial interests, and was regarded as one of its brightest ornaments, is now reduced to a pile of ruins.

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- Harwich, Feb. 20. In consequence of
the heavy fall of snow on the morning of
the 12th inst. accompanied by a tremen-
dous gale of wind from the North-East,
the daily post from London, which usually
arrives by 8 in the morning, did not make
its appearance till 2 in the afternoon;
and, owing to another fall on the same
night, the next day's post did not arrive
till 6 in the evening. During the gale the
signal-post blew down; it snapped off
about 4 feet from the ground. A large col-
lier was wrecked on the West Rocks, the
crew consisted of nine persons, six of
whom perished! the remaining three (in-
cluding the Captain) were saved by a small
vessel belonging to this place, in the fol-
lowing miraculous manner: the Captain
was taken off the foretop (the only mast
remaining) just before dark, on the even-
ing of the 12th; but, owing to the night
then coming on, and the wind increas-
ing, it was totally imposs ble to give any
immediate aid to the other two poor
fellows, who continued on the wreck till
day-light the next morning, when the same
boat went to their assistance, and I am
happy to say, succeeded in extricating
them from their dreadful situation, after
having been on the wreck about twenty hours
without any sustenance. Several other ves
sels came on shore, but which are since all
off. Such is the damage occasioned by
the gale here, but what must it have been
at sea?
R. R. B.

DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.
Monday, Jan. 25.

Several persons applied to Alderman Sm'th, the sitting Magistrate at Guildhall, to know how to act, as the lawful copper coin of the kingdom had been refused. They produced half-pence of George the First, Second, and Third, from the Mint, which had been rejected, on the ground that they were not the new coinage. The City Solicitor, Mr. Newman, declared it to be his opinion, "That persons refusing to take the lawful coin of his Majesty, as specified in his Proclamation, were liable to an information, and, of course, would be proceeded against by the Solicitor of the Mint."

Saturday, Jan. 30.

Several houses in Prince's-street, Prince's-court, and Angel-court, Westminster, were destroyed by a fire which was discovered in a deserted house. An old woman had her leg broken by the falling of some of the ruins; but we have not heard of any lives being lost.

Thursday, Feb. 4.

This morning, about six o' clock, a fire broke out in Castle-street, Leicester-fields, at the house of Miss Pickman, who kept a Lace-shop near Bear-street, which raged

with such ungovernable fury, that in about two hours three large houses were com pletely burned to the ground, and three houses adjoming so much damaged as to be rendered uninhabitable. When the

fire broke out, the inhabitants, being fast asleep, did not hear the knocking, which was repeated for some time at the door. At length a pannel was burst in, and it was seen that the counter and shelves behind it were all in a blaze. The admis-ion of air fauned the flame, and every part of the bouse was quickly on fire. There was but a lath and plaster wall between that and the house of Mr. Blewett, who kept a Cook's shop next door; and the two houses in a short time exhibited but one body of fire in the lower part of both. Miss Pickman, her servant, a gentleman who loded in the house, and the niece of Miss Pickman, a fine young girl, who acted as shop-woman to the aunt, were awakened, but had no time either to save any of the property, or to dress themselves. The lady of the house went out of the one-pair-of-stairs window on the leads over the shop. By her hesitation as to which way she should turn, the gentleman who followed had time to recollect that he had forgot a little box, which contained something valuable; he returned to his apartments, and brought it out. The servant-maid then followed; she lowered herself down by a lamp-iron into the street unhurt, while Miss Pickman and her lodger got into the window of Mr. Ball, the musick-seller, The shop-woman, Miss Pickman's niece, ran, as in a bewildered state, up to the three-pair-ofstairs floor. The neighbours on the opposite side called to her to go down to the first floor, and get out on the leads: she appeared to have been momentarily deprived of her reason, and, when some stupid people in the street, without taking the precaution of holding a blanket or any thing to receive her, told her to jump out, or she would be burnt, she did so, and was literally dashed to pieces. Mrs. Blewett,, of the next house, with her infant, were for some time missed; but it was afterwards found that they escaped safely,, through a dormant window, over the top of the house, into another that was not on fire. Some say, the people in the street called out to the girl above-mentioned, to jump up, instead of jump out, alluding to a small parapet which it was necessary to ascend, in order to get upon a neighbouring house which was not on fire. It is supposed this unfortunate young woman mistook the expression.jump up. for jump out. Wednesday, February 10.

In the Court of King's Beuch, Mr. Hector Campbell was sentenced to three, months imprisonment, and a fine of 50% for a libel on the College of Physicians.

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Thursday, Feb.11.

Shortly after Lady Clare retired to her bedchamber at night, a large stack of chimnies above it was blown down, and forced in part of the roof and the celing of her Ladyship's bed-room; when near a ton of bricks, together with the cieling, fell in, and literally buried her, In this perilous situation she remained till after four o'clock, when she was released by her domesticks. The whole of the back roof, to gether with the skylight of her Ladyship's back drawing-room, are completely de molished. We are happy to add, that her Ladyship did not sustain any material injury, and was able next day to receive the visits of her friends.

Friday, Feb. 12.

The Chancellor heard Counsel at length on the subject of the Opera House.-lic observed, that it was madness for the parties to bring their concerns into that Court, and that his interference would probably involve them in ruin.

Friday, Feb. 19.

A cause was tried, Roselli v. Le Cainea. The plaintiff and defendant were both of the Italian Opera; plaintiff had been employed by the defendant te sing three nights at a Concert; plaintiff demanded thirty guineas; defendant thought it too much, and paid, fifteen guineas into Court. It was attempted to, be proved, that the plaintiff was a chorussinger only; and Signor Naldi, on being asked whether chorus-singers were not well paid at five guineas a night, replied, "that if an Angel was to come down from Heaven to sing in a chorus, he would not be worth that sum." Signor Siboni and many other musical people were called,. who thought five guineas a night quite sufficient for any assistance the plaintiff could afford to a concert. Siboni went so far as to say, that he would rather give five guineas to keep him away, than to purchase his exertions. The Judge left the Jury to decide this important questions who found a verdict for the plaintiff to the full amount of his demand, namely, Thirty; Guineas.

Saturday, February 27.

The Princess Elizabeth is about to establish a fund for the portioning of young women of virtuous characters, inhabitants of Windsor, in marriage. The portion tes each is to be ten pounds; and the subscription is countenanced by the other Princesses, and many persons of rank and consequence.

The following is a copy of an interesting communication transmitted from the Transport-office, in reply to all applications now made by French Officers, prisoners of war in Britain, for passports to enable them to return to France:

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"SIR, The Commissioners for his Majesty's Transport Service, and for the care and custody of prisoners of war, have received your letter of the return, I am directed to acquaint yon, that it is the determination of his Majesty's Government not to allow any more French Officers to go from this country to France, until the French Government shall make some return for the very great number of French Officers already sent, or shall agree to a cartel of exchange upon the fair principle of man for man, and rank for rank, according to the usual plan of civilized nations, and as repeatedly proposed by the Commissioners, without effect. I am, however, to acquaint you, that if the French Government will send over to this country a British prisoner of equal rank to effect your exchange, or will officially sertify to the Commissioners, that upon your arrival in France such British prisoner shall be released, orders will immediately, on the receipt of such certificate, be given for your liberation.

"You will under these circumstances learly perceive, that your detention here is entirely owing to your own Government, to which any application you may think proper to make on the subject will of course be duly forwarded.

"As it is probable, that you may not be sufficiently acquainted with the English language to understand perfectly this letter, a translation of it into French is given on the other side hereof. I am, &c."

(Signed by the Secretary.)

A premium is to be offered by the "Soeiety for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce," to the person, who by distillation from an wholesome material shall, within a given time, produce a spirit that comes nearest to French Brandy.

LIST OF SHERIFFS PRICKED BY HIS MAJESTY FOR THE PRESENT YEAR. Bedfordshire-Richard Orlebar, of Puddington, Esq.

Berkshire William Congreve, of Aldermaston, Esq. Buckinghamshire-Richard Dayrell, of Sillingstone, Esq.

Cambridge and Huntingdon-Sir H. Peyton, of Emneth, Bart.

Cheshire Chas. Trelawney Brereton, of
Shotwich-park, Esq.
Cumberland-Thomas Irvin, of Justice
Town, Esq.
Derbyshire-Postponed.
Devonshire-Sir H. Carew, of Haccombe,
Bart.

Dorsetshire-Nicholas Charles Daniel, of
Upway, Esq.
Esea-John Coggan, of Wanstead, Esq.

Gloucestershire--Sir ThomasCrawley Bower, of Flaxley Abbey, Bart. Herefordshire-Samuel Peploe, of Garastone, Esq.

Hertfordshire James Smith, of Ashlyn's hill, Esq.

Kent--Charles Milner, of Preston-park, Esq. Leicestershire John Finch Simpson, of Laund Abbey, Esq.

Lincolnshire-The Hon. W. Beauclerc, of Radbourne.

Monmouthshire-William Morgan, of Mam hilad, Esq.

Norfolk-John Thornton Mott, of Bar
mingham, Esq.
Northamptonshire George Fleet Evans, of
Saxton, Esq.
Northumberland

Cuthbert Ellison, of
Broomhouse, Esq.
Nottinghamshire-John Manners Sutton, of
Kelham, Esq.

Oxfordshire The Hon. Thomas Parker, of Eusham-hall.

Rutlandshire Thomas Bryan, of Stoke,
Esq.

Shropshire-Ralph Browne Wyld Browne,
of Caughley, Esq.
Somersetshire-Charles Hemeys Tynte, of
Haleswell, Esq.
Staffordshire-Postponed.
County of Southampton-George Hanbury
Michell, of Titchfield-lodge, Esq.
Suffolk-John Vernon, of Nacton, Esq.
Surrey--James Mangles, of Woodbridge,
Esq.
Sussex-William Stanford, of Reston, Esq.
Warwickshire-Postponed.

Wiltshire-John Holton, of Grittleton, Esq.
Worcestershi-Sir John Packington, of
Westwood, Esq.

Yorkshire William Joseph Dennison, of Ayton.

SOUTH WALES. Carmarthen-Morgan Price Lloyd, Glansevin, Esq.

Pembroke John Henslergh Allen, of Carselty, Esq.

Cardigan-Morgan Jones, of Panthyrlis, Esq.

Glamorgan-Hon. William Booth Grey, af Duffryn.

Brecon Postponed.

Radnor-Thomas Thomas, of Penkerrig,
F.sq.
NORTH WALES.

Merioneth Lewis Price Edwards, of Tolgarth, Esq.

Carnarvonshire-Robert Thomas Carreg, of Carreg, Esq.

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Anglesey Edward Jones, of Cromlech,
Esq.
Montgomeryshire Robert Knight,
Gwernygoe, Esq.
Denbighshire-Richard Henry Kenrick, of
Nanldwydd, Esq.

Flintshire--Thomas Lloyd, of Trebierdd, Esq.

BIRTHS.

Jan. A Fitzroy, a daughter.

T Ampton, Suffolk, Lady Charles

18.

27. The wife of John Church, efq. of Henrietta-ftreet, Dublin, a daughter. 28. At Clifton, the wife of Aylmer Haly, efq. a fon.

The wife of Thomas Parr, efq. of Haly, a fon and heir.

30. At Norwich, the wife of Horatio Beevor, efq. of the East India Company's Service, a daughter.

At his houfe at Chelsea, the wife of the Rev. John Rush, a fon.

The wife of William Hutton, efq. of. Gate Burton, co. Lincoln, a fon.

Feb. 1. At his feat, at Rolleston, co. Stafford, the lady of Sir Ofwald Mofley, bart. M. P. a daughter.

2. At his feat, at Bellevue, near Southampton, the wife of Jofiah Jackson, efq. M.P. a daughter.

3. At Lady Frances Harpur's, the wife of William Jenney, efq. a daughter. 4. In St. James's-place, the Countefs of Loudon and Moira, a fon and heir.

5. At Norwich, the lady of the Hon. George Herbert, a daughter.

6. At Witchingham parfonage, Norfolk, the Hon. Mrs. Fitzroy, a fon.

7. The wife of Thomas-Reeve Thornton, efq. of Brock-hall, co. Northampton, a fon, who died in a few hours.

At Bath, the wife of Alexander Hume, efq. a daughter.

9. At Hamstead-hall, co. Stafford, the wife of Wyrley Birch, efq. a daughter.

10. At Lark-hall, near Bath, the wife of F. J. Guyenette, efq. a daughter.

The wife of Thomas Lifter, efq. of Armitage park, a daughter.

14. At Reigate, Surrey, the Hon. Mrs. Barnes, a daughter.

16. In Portman-square, the lady of Sir W. Blackett, bart. a fon.

18. At Lambeth palace, the Hon. Mrs. Hugh Percy, a daughter.

20. In Grofvenor-fquare, the wife of Col. Gore Langton, a daughter.

At Alderley-park, co. Salop, the feat of Sir John-Thomas Stanley, bart. the Hon. Lady Stanley, a fon.

23. In Park-ftreet, Grofvenor-fquare, Viscountess Morpeth, a fon.

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nephew of Sir Richard Heron, bart. to Maria-Eleanora, eldest daugh. of the Rev. John Adamfon, of St. Leonard's Mount.

4. Rev. G. F. Heming, of Chichester, to Mifs A.M. Payne, daughter of Edward P. efq. of Warren-street, Fitzroy-fquare.

5. John Lawfon, efq. of Cairnmuir, W. S. to Miss Isabella Robertfon, daughter of the late William R. efq. one of the keepers of the Records in Scotland.

9. In the chapel of the Tower of London, Thomas Ferrers, efq. of Streatham, Surrey, to Mifs C. Slater, daughter of the Rev. Mr. S. of Keynsham.

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Richard Dallet, jun. efq. nephew of Richard D. efq. of Merton-hall, Surrey, to Mary, youngest daughter of Richard Sparks, efq. of Wornifh, near Guildford.

At Mr. Rigby's houfe, in Grosvenorftreet, Horace Beckford, efq. only fon of Peter B. efq. of Stapleton, Dorfet, to Mifs Rigby, only daughter of Lieut.-col. R. of Mistley-hall, Effex.

At Bristol, Charles-Louis Muller, efq. of the Paragon, Blackheath, to MaryBrown, eldest dau. of Edward-Long Fox, M.D. of Briflington-house, near Bristol.

At Mucclestone, John-Fenton Roughey, efq of Aqualate-hall, co. Stafford, only fon of Sir Thomas Fletcher, bart. of Betley, to the eldest daughter of Sir John Chetwood, bart. of Oakley, and granddaughter of the Earl of Stamford.

By fpecial licence, Mr.Colman, surgeon, of Maidstone, to Mifs Howlett, of Leeds.

At Backford, near Chester, Randle Wilbraham, efq. of Rhode-hall, in Chefhire, to Sibylla, youngest daughter of the late Philip Egerton, efq. of Oulton, in the fame county.

10. At Newington, Surrey, Jofeph Fox, efq. of Lombard-street, to Mifs Gibbs, of Walworth.

11. At Raveningham, Norfolk, Capt. Hodge, of the 7th Light Dragoons, to Maria, youngest daughter of Sir Edmund Bacon, premier Baronet of England.

12. At St. Andrew's, Holborn, JohnPreston England, efq. to Miss Mary Howell, of Worcester.

13. At Blockley church, Charles Cockerill, efq. of Sefincot, co. Gloucester, to the Hon. Harriet Rufhout, fecond daugh. of Lord Northwick, of Northwick park. 17. Thomas Hulkes, efq. to Mifs Falfhaw, both of Rochester.

19. John Hillerfdon, efq. of Waddon, Surrey, to Maria, youngest daughter of the late William Reade, efq. of Camberwell, in the fame county.

20. At St. George's, Hanover-fquare, Henry Hoare, efq. only fon of Sir Richard-Colt H. bart. of Stourhead, Wilts, to Mifs Dering, only daughter of Sir Edward D. bart, of Surenden-Dering, Kent.

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