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cept the East Indies and China, in the year 1807, presented to the House the three quarters ending the 40th of of Commons, that the expences for Oct. 1805, amounted to £7,797,667 Great Britain amount to 10,246,370l, Ditto in the three quarters 2s. 7d. and for Ireland 3,914,5911. 9.

ending Oct. 25, 1806

8,691,811 9d. making a total of 14,160,0511.

10s. 4d.

Balance in favour of the It is said that application will be present year £894,144 made to Parliament in the present The value of articles of foreign and session, for an act to build a bridge colonial growth and manufactures, over the Thames from the Strand, and exported from the port of London to form a new road direct from Coalone, in the three quarters, ending vent Garden Market to the Obelisk, the 10th of Oct. 1805, 4,156,692 in St. George's Fields. Ditto, ending October 10, 1806

Balance in favour of the

present year

During the month of December, 4,176,620 the tide in the river Thames has been frequently remarkably high, and the inbabitants residing in the low streets in the vicinity of the river at London, have been in the greatest consternation. When the water was in its greatest state of elevation, the several

£19,928 Owing to the encouragement given by Government to the Newfoundland Fisheries, it appears, that in the year 1805, 467 ships, 57,997 tons, and 3514 sewers being filled with the strong men, were employed in the export of its produce; and in 1806, 577 ships, 64,667 tons, and 4336 men, were employed, making an increase to the shipping interest of this country, of 110 ships, 11,670 tons, and 822 meu, in this trade alone.

The London Dock Company has obtained leave to bring a Bill into Parliament to enable them to purchase certain Water Works in the parishes of Stratford, West Ham, Bow, Bromley, Mile End, and Stepney; and also to amend the several acts for making Wet Docks, and other Works, for the accommodation of shipping, commerce, and revenue, in the port of London.

current which rushed into them, burst in several places, filling the different cellars, and store-rooms, and other places, which were under the level of the streets, with water. From Charing-Cross to the end of Downingstreet, every cellar and area were filled, and the fires extinguished. Lord Melbourne's, LordWhitworth's, and the Earl of Fife's houses, also the Sutling House at the Horse Guards, were among those which suffered most.

At Rotherhithe, Lambeth, and Milbank, as well as at the newly-embanked cut at the Isle of Dogs, serious injury was occasioned by the inundation.

The owners of estates in, and in- At Hampton, Sunbury, Chertsey, habitants of, the parish of Stratford- and similar places near the banks of le-Bow, near London, and of about the Thames, the whole of the country twenty other parishes in the eastern was under water; and Kingston and part of London, have presented a pe- Putney-bridges were for a time nearly tition to the House of Commons, impassable. stating that they have not a sufficient The following is the quantity of supply of good and wholesome water; porter brewed by the twelve principal and as the said parishes are become houses in London, in the half-year, very populous, and the number of between July 5, 1806, and Janury 5, houses and buildings of late years 1807: greatly increased, the inhabitants would, in case of accidents by fire, be Meux exposed to the most calamitous losses Brown and Parry and inconveniences, unless more ef- Barclay fectual provision be made for furnish- Hanbury ing them with an additional supply of Whitbread F. Calvert


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About two years ago, a large number of ancient coins, deposited in an urn, were found in the grounds of Henry Stevens, Esq. at Mile End, near London; and a short time since a second urm was found in the grounds of the same gentleman. It was about three feet below the surface, and contained a great number of gold, silver, copper. and brass coins, of very ancient dates, the latest appearing to be of Julius Cæsar. There are a great number of coins of Roman Kings, Prætors, &c. and it is said several of the most perfect are of Romulus and Remus, but we think this must be a mistake, as the coins which have the figures of those two personages, on the reverse, sucking a wolf, were not struck by them but in after ages.

18,862 berland-street, John Laird, Esq. for16,131 merly Chief Surgeon and President 14,742 of the Medical Board on the Bengal 14,115 Establishment; selected by the late Sir Eyre Coote, and by the revered Marquis Cornwallis, to officiate as Surgeon at Head-quarters, during the Mysore Wars of 1780 and 1792. On both those occasions, as well as in the course of his long professional practice in India, he constantly distinguished himself by the tenderness and humanity with which he exercised its important duties. In the sphere of private life he displayed the most liberal and benevolent disposition, united with a generous and extensive hospitality, which whilst it strengthened the natural attachment of his best and dearest connections, secured to him the esteem of every man to whom his name and character were known.-9. The Rev. William Gilbank, Rector of St. Ethelburga, and Chaplain to his Royal Highness the late Duke of Glouces ter.-5. At Hammersmith, Mr. Thomas Wiffin, late one of his Majesty's Messengers.-At his Chambers, in Staple Inn, Holborn, far advanced in years, Isaac Reed. Esq. Barrister at law. He was, perhaps, better acquainted with English Literature than any of his contemporaries, and particularly with dramatic works. His annotations on Shakspeare, of whose works he revised several editions, are always marked by plain good sense and knowledge. He led a very retired and sedentary life, but he freely enjoyed the society of his friends; and though he never took an active part in conversation, yet upon a reference to his judgment and experience, he readily gave his opinion, which was generally brief, but uniformly just and satisfactory. He was remarkably simple in his habits; and as a proof of the easy quietness of his temper, he was always upon good terms with his brother commentator on our great bard, Mr. Steevens. His morals were unimpeachable, and he was friendly and benevolent; but though meek and reserved in his habits, his spirit roused with indignation upon every instance of meanness or depravity. Mr. Reed's collection of books, which were chiefly English, is, perhaps, the most extensive that any private individual ever possessed; and he had recently made

Married.] At St. George's, Hanover-square, Capt. Hunt, R. N. to Mrs. Orrok, relict of the late Wemys Orrok, Esq. commander in the East India Company's Service.-At St. Paul's, Covent Garden, the Rev. Edmund Watts, of Southampton-street, to Miss Reeve, of Reading.-By special licence, in Charles-street, Berkeley-square, the Hon. and Rev. R. Bagot, to Lady HarrietVilliers, youngest daughter of the Countess Dowager of Jersey. Capt. G. Prescott, of the 4th Garrison Battalion, to Miss H. Skinner, daughter of Lieut.-Col. Skinner, of the Royal Engineers. At St. Mary-la-Bonne, the Rev. H. Dawson, of Babergh-place, Suffolk, to Miss Frances Powell, daughter of the late Rev. James Powell, rector of Church Lawford, Warwickshire.

Died.] In Oxford-street, Colonel William Rickart Hepburn, of Rickarton, Kincardineshire.-Dec. 19. Mr. Towry, wife of Captain Towry of the Royal Navy, and daughter of George Chamberlaine, Esq. of Devonshireplace. 26. At Hoxton, John Dutton, Esq. Clerk of the Northern Ports in his Majesty's Customs.-29. Carey Bayley, Esq. aged 75, one of the Ancients of the New Inn, and many years Treasurer of that Society.-Jan. 1. In Portman-square, J. Moffatt, Esq. aged 77, one of the oldest Directors of the Sun Fire Office.-3. In Great Cum

arrangements for disposing of great employer; as a friend, no one could part of it. His death will be lamented be more sincere and faithful; and as by many friends, but particularly by a husband and father, no one more a select few, who formed a club, of tender, indulgent, and affectionate.which he had long been president, At Chelsea, aged 70, Colonel Robson, and which consists of some of the many years in the Hon. East India most respectable characters in the me- Company's service, and late Lieutetropolis. Mr. Reed, many years ago, nant Governor of the island of St. Hepublished "The Biographia Drama- lena.-7. At Kensington Palace, Pegtica," founded upon "Baker's Cem- gen Hale, Esq. banker of Bond-st.-In panion to the Playhouse." The biogra- Charles-street, Manchester Square, phical department of this work is the Lady Head, relict of Sir Edmund result of diligent enquiry, and is writ- Head, Bart.-8. At Thomas's Hotel, ten in the true spirit of candour; his Berkeley-square, after a short illness, strictures on the productions of the in the 57th year of his age, universally English drama display sound judg- regretted, James Hatch, Esq. of Clayment and correct taste. He edited bury Hall, Essex, for which county the collection of old plays, in twelve he served the office of High Sheriff, in volumes, published by Dodsley, in 1794; he married in 1775, Wilhelmi1780, which has been since repub- na Caroline Addington, by whom he lished. He was also the conductor of had two sons, who died during his lifethe European Magazine for many time, and three daughters who survive years, but disposed of his property in him. In the duties of a husband, fait a few months ago, and relinquished ther, and friend, he was exemplary; all literary pursuits of an active na- and the poor of his extensive neighture. No man was more conversant bourhood will long regret the loss of a with English books, both ancient and kind and liberal benefactor.-Mr. modern; and no man more willing to Samuel Chiffney, a celebrated jockey assist the literary undertakings of on the turf. He published a few years others.-6. Aged 64, Mr. Christopher ago, a small work relating to his proBrown, of Oxford Arms Passage, War- fessional pursuits, entitled "Genius wick-lane, well known among the Genuine," for which he very modestly booksellers of the metropolis, of the charged five guineas. He was the sole last, as well as the present generation. inventor of the Patent Bits, and was In early life he was placed in the house formerly rider for the late Lord Grosof Baldwin, of Paternoster-row, where venor, the Duke of Bedford, his Royal he remained for seven years, and ac- Highness the Prince of Wales, and quired a knowledge of the bookselling several other noblemen and gentlebusiness. He then engaged himself men. He was not inferior to any to the late Mr. Longman, as an assist- jockey in the kingdom, though he was ant, and continued to serve him, with in several instances much condemned; unswerving integrity and fidelity, but as some of the parties are yet livduring the long period of 35 years; and after that gentleman retired, and relinquished the business in favour of his son, the present Mr. Longman, Mr. Brown remained, as an honour able fixture, in his place, for seven years longer; when, in a manner, and under circumstances highy creditable to all parties, he was induced to retire from the fatigues of a long life of labour and exertion, to pass the evening of his days in tranquillity. It will be deemed no trivial eulogium, to say of him, and it may be asserted with truth, that wherever he was known he was respected. As a servant, no man ever evinced more integrity, or more solicitude to promote the interest of his

ing, who were, interested in those nicely-defined principles of trickery, in which, because the law has not exactly provided the proper remedy, though it has for robbery on the highway, all the truth has never yet been told. Sam Chiffney's particular and easy seat on horseback, and his occasionally riding with a slack bridle, for which he states his reasons in “Genius Genuine," and his very singular method of bringing his horse, when running at full speed, to change his leg, which he accomplished in so quick and masterly a manner, will cause him to be long remembered by the amateurs of the turf.-12. Louis Balan, Esq. late his Prussian Majesty's Coun

sellor of Legation.-16, at Lambeth, forward for sale in the early part of Captain John Larmour, of the Royal next year. The prints which he pubNavy. He was promoted to the rank lished, are, The Farmer's Wife and of Post in 1800.—17, Francis Goold, Raven, with its companion the LaEsq. one of the proprietors and ma- bourers,--the Haymakers and Reapers; nager of the Opera House.-18, at his the Lion and Horse, where the lion chambers, Lincoln's Inn, Wentworth is on the back of the horse, tearing his Bunley, Esq.-22, at his house, in shoulder, its companion, the FrightPalace Yard, James Simmons, Esq. ened Horse, representing the horse M. P. for Canterbury, and late an and lion meeting before the attack: eminent bookseller in that city.- both these paintings were engraved Lately, at his house, in Upper Sey- by Laurie; Four shooting pieces, enmour-street, Portman-square, where graved by Woollett; a Spanish Poinhe resided forty years, George Stubbs, ter, the original painting in the posthe celebrated painter and anatomist. session of James Sayer, Esq. of RichHe was born at Liverpool, in 1724, mond, Surrey, engraved by Woollett; where he early in life was distin- the Horse and Lioness, and the Lion guished by the superiority of his ana- and Stag, both engraved by Green; tomical researches. When about the Lioness and Lion, engraved by thirty years of age, he went to Rome Stubbs, jun.; Brood Mares, and their for improvement in his studies, and Foals; Phaeton riding through the when he afterwards settled in Lon- Clouds in his Fiery Chariot, with don, was not less celebrated for his another design of the same subject, talents as a painter. From this com- both engraved by Green; Mask, a bination of science, he was enabled in brown Race Horse with his Pedigree; 1766 to complete his noble and useful the famous Horse Eclipse, the prowork "The Anatomy of the Horse, perty of the late Captain O'Kelly, including a particular description of engraved by Burke; Phillis, a fine the Bones, Cartilages, Muscles, Fas- pointer of Lord Clermont's, engraved cias, Ligaments, Nerves, Arteries, by B. Green; a Spanish Pointer; Veins, and Glands; in eighteen Ta- Bandy, an Arabian, belonging to Lord bles, all done from Nature." In order Grosvenor; and portraits of some to pay greater attention to this grand other Horses and Dogs. At the time work, which reflects the greatest ho- of his death he had completed all the nour on its author, he secluded him- anatomical preparations, and preself for ten months at Horsted, near pared the finished drawings for an Barton, in Lincolnshire. Mr. Stubbs elaborate work, which he had very dissected a great number of horses for much at heart, and of which he lived the sake of attaining that certainty to publish only three parts out of six, and accuracy for which his engravings under the title of "A Comparative will ever be highly valued by the cu- Anatomical Exposition of the Strucrious in comparative anatomy. His ture of the Human Body, with that original drawings were all his own, of a Tiger, and common Fowl; in and the plates were likewise engraved thirty Tables." The first number by his own hand. From the time of contained an Explanation of the Skethe publication of this book to the leton; the second, a View of the Experiod of the death of this great artist, ternal Parts of the Human Body, and his talents were unremittingly exerted an Enumeration of the Parts lying in both the branches of science, which under them, with a description of the he so successfully had cultivated. As common Integuments; and the third, a painter of animals he, to the last, re- the Common Integuments taken off mained unrivalled, and his profound with the Membrana Adiposa and Fat. skill in anatomy was only equalled by In the fourth, fifth, and sixth numhis unabated perseverance in the bers, Mr. Stubbs intended to describe study. He may almost be called the the first, second, and third Layers of Inventor, of a peculiar species of Muscles taken-off. Mr. Stubbs' haPainting Landscapes, &c. on large bits of life were almost as extraordiplates of enamel, of which some nary as his intellectual attainments. most valuable specimens will appear He was always a very early riser, and when his collection shall be brought his constitution continued robust to

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the last. Long after he was fourscore, and to make the proper avenues to he has often walked from Seymour. the same; and to erect shades on the street to Fleet-street, and back again quays of the dock at the said port before the regular hour of breakfast. for the accommodation of trade. He enjoyed an excellent state of Health, was remarkably abstemious, ate little, and for the last forty years dank only water.


The brig Fortitude, Capt. Millar, of Arbroath, having sailed from that port for Leith, encountered in St. Andrew's Bay, a heavy storm, and returned to the former place on the On Christmas-day, a dreadful acci- following afternoon. Unfortunately, dent happened at Conway Ferry, in atteinpting to enter the harbour, owing to the sinking of the ferry-boat, her bow struck the pier, and so vioby which accident the following per- lent was the shock, that her head was sons lost their lives-Peter Allison, completely driven in, and becoming belonging to the house of Heard and unmanageable, drifted a little and Bell, Merchants, Liverpool. John sunk at the back of the east rampart, Godwin, Cowbridge, Staffordshire. The captain and crew, with two pasJohn Hunt, Esq. his address at J. sengers, were in a most perilous situaHeard's, Ballast-Office, Dublin. Tho- tion, when the life-boat was launched, mas Tipton, the guard. Car- and the whole were brought safely on penter, a sci of the guard of shore. The exertions of Mr. Wm. that name, coming from school Butcher were very great on this occafrom Yorkshire. Richard Edwards, siou, and entitle him not only to the smith, Holyhead. Charles Harrison, thanks of the parties saved, but also Limeric, Ireland, not yet found-his of every friend of humanity. trunk picked up. Francis Rouse, Conway. Thomas Hughes, Thomas Roberts, Owen Jones, and John Reynolds, Boatmen, Conway. They were principally passengers come by the mail coach, and going to Ireland.

Saved. -Roberts, tanner, Holyhead, by the assistance of the mail bag. A boatman, by the assitance of a trunk. Scotland.

The people in the north of Scotland have lately been alarmed with the supposition that an enemy's ship was ou the coast, and the Thurso volunteers embarked with considerable spirit to act as circumstances might require; but the suspicious ship proved to be an American lugger, on her passage from Denmark to Liverpool, and all apprehensions were immediately done away. Ireland.

A project in the highest degree important is now under contemplation A special commission has been in Scotland. It is a tunnel or subter- opened at Sligo and Cavan, for the raneous communication under the trial of persons calling themselves Frith of Forth, to be formed at a lit- Thrashers, who have been guilty of tle distance from Queen's Ferry. The the most violent outrages in that undistance from shore to shore is about happy country. These riotous people two miles, and the capital required have been so vigilantly and actively will be at least 160,000l. The work pursued, that little further mischief will require four years to be executed. is expected from them. The whole of the Scotch coast has lately suffered much from the unusual height of the tide, both of the sea and the rivers.

At Rothesay, the tide lately rose so high, that both the quays were covered with water, and many barrels of herrings were washed over. The water in the houses of that port was 48 inches deep.

The Lord Provost and Council of Edinburgh have presented a petition to Paritament for leave to bring in

It is intended to erect a new gaot in the city of Cork, sufficient to contain the necessary and distinct apartments for eighty felons and forty debtors, and for the king's evidence, common halls, baths, and other accommodations required by the laws of Ireland, with sufficient courts, yards, guard-houses, &c.



The Meeting of Congress took place a bill to empower them to erect a on the first of December, when a draw-bridge across Leith Harbour, Message from the President was dø

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