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Died.) At Chippenham, Mr. Richard Vn
SOMERSETSHIRE, cles, 32. At Salisbury, Mr. Lewis Mrs. Crad.
The intended Commercial Coffee-room, in dock.-William French, esq. an cminent Bristol, is to be erected in Corn-street, opapo: hecary, and an alderman and justice of posite the Bank of Messrs. Harford, Davies, peace for this city, 58. Mrs. E. Lenton, 70.
and Winpenny, under the direcrion of Mr. At Fisherton Anger, Mrs. Ann Smith, 92.
C. A. Busby, architect, of London, as early. At Cricklade, Mrs. Randall, wife of Ri
as possible in the present year. The front chard R. esq.
will be of free-stone, in the centre of which At Wishford, Mrs. Eve.
will be a beautiful portico, of tne lonic order; At Stoke park, Mrs Smith, wife of Joshua the pediment will be surmounted by a statue 5. ksq. M. P. for Devizes.
representing the city of Bristol, on whose At Hollwell, Mr. Christopher Graham.
right and left will be Navigation and ComAt Reals, Mr. W. Porward.
merce; and over the entrance-doors will be
placed, a basso-relievo, in which Neptune In digging for peat, near Newbury, great
will be seen introducing the four quarters of sumbers of trees are frequently found at
the world to Britannia. various depths. The nearer they lie to the
The intentions of the Benevolent Society surfice, the less sound is the wood. These established in Bath, for the relief of all the trees are generally osks, aiders, willo's, and deserving debitors which were confined in the firs, besides some others not easily ascer.
gaols or this city and county, on the Jubilee Eained. No acorns are found in the peat, buć day, have been crowned with success. The many cones of the for-trec and nut-shells, captives have been set free; and it is the fure
ther intention of the committee, sanctioned are dug out. A great number or horns, heads, and bones, of several kinds of deer, the horns by the respective subscribers, io appropriate of the antelope, the heads and the tusks of
the surplus in hand, in'o a fund in the relief boars, the heads of beavers, and other ani
of persons confined for small debts, in the mais, are also occasionally discovered.
before-mentioned gaols, on a plan similar to
An urn of a light brown colour, and large enough
those in London and Gloucestershire. Such to contain above a gailon, was found at four
an establishment, growing as it will, if feet from the surface. le' was unfortunately effected, out of the Jubilee subscriptions, injured by the spade, and was brought up in may fairly be called " The Bath and Somerset small pieces No coins have ever been dis. Jubilee Fund," and will reflect eternal credit covered. The ground in which the peat is
and praise on the committee who first sog. found, is meadow-land, and consists chiefly of gested the happiness that would be occasioned a whitish kind of carth. The top of the by an institution so disinterested and noble. true peat is met with at various depths, from
A general meeting of the proprietors of the one foot to eight ieet brlow the surfaces; and
Kennet and Avon canal, and of gentlemen in the depth of the peat also various, from one
terested in the trade of South Wales, was lately font to eight, or nine lect. The ground below
held at Bath, when, in addition to 206,0001. it is very uneven, and generally gravel.
reported at a former meeting, 160,000/ were Married] Ac Wallingford, Charles Brad.
subscribed for effecting a junction between Jey, A. M. Master of the grammar-schoul of the Kennet and Avon and Basingstoke canals, that town, to Miss Catharine Shepherd, of
and other purposes connected there with ; also, Yattenden.
109,000!. touards extending the Kennet and A: Hurst, Richard Westbrook, esq. of Avon canal to Bristol; and 36,2001. for Reading, to Mrs. Wheeler, ot Sinsam.
making docks at Newport, in Monmouthshire; Died.) At Ray Mill Cortage, near Mai
which latter subscription now exceeds 50,000!.
At the late meeting of the Bath and West denhead, Mrs. Gorland, wit of Thomas G. esq. and daugliter of the late Honourable of England Agricultural Society, the shew Thomas Beach, esq. formerly Attorney-gene
of cattle was large and excellent; many in. sal and cheiet justice of the island of Jamaica. genious and improved instruments of husband
At Windsor, Captain Valiancey, adjutant sy were exhibited, as well as several pieces to the Kirg's own regiment of militia, 62.
of superfine cloth made from improved British He was the son of General Vallancy, of the wool, which were judged superior to those Irish engineers, wtv is president of the Roval
made from either Spanish or Suxon. Pere Society of Antiquaries,' a: Dublin, and well laps one of the finest bulls of the North-deknown in the literary circles of that kingdom.
von breed, ever seen, was exhibited. This At Reading, Mirs. Willsdo'.-Mi's Trape, noble animal is the property of Mr. Reynolds, daughter of the late Dr. T.c-vs. Boult of Shebrook, Devon, who likewise exhibited, Mis. Eliz. Iremonger.'
a fine cow and call, with two yearling heifers
of the same stock. A pen of Dr. Parry's At Shalbour, Nir. John Baros.-M. Bur.
Anglo-merino sheep, highly iniproved since ford, 89. At Wokingham, Sir George Ernest James the last exhibician, obtained the premium.
Married. At Frome, John Shewell, eso. Wright, Bart.
Ai Dunsden Green, Mr. Charies Simmonds, of Stockweli Common, Surrey, ia Miss George, 81.
Quly daughter of Ccorge G. csa.
R. B. esq
At Bath, Euclid Shew, esq. banker, to eminent member of the society of Quakers, Miss Saunders, niece of James Rondeau, esg.
and a most valuable one of society in geneof Lambeth.
ral His life was devoted to the cause of At Clifton, Hugh Highes, esq. of Hod. virtue, actively and univers,ally; though a desdon, Herts, to Elizabeth, daughter of the conscientious believer in the doctrine of Chriz late J. T. Kempe, esq.-William Hale Sym- tianity, as set forth by the great predecessor mons, esq. of Chuddlewood House, Devon, to of luis community, Barclay; and, though his Milly, youngest daughter of the late William conduct was strictly in unison with its pre
cepts and principles, there was nothing of At Bristol, the Rev. J. Sangar, A. M. Fel that in him which we sometimes meet in his low of Oriel Cottage, Ox ord, and Chaplain brethren, acting as " a rock of offence, and to Earl Grey, to Mis. Symes, eldest daughter stumbling block,” creating a suspicion, that of Richard S. esq. of Bradion-hill House. the religion of this people were mere form.
Died.} 4t Bath, Mrs. Parish, wife of John He was polite beyond all forms of breeding, P. esq. merchant, late of Hamburgh.-The and officious on all occasions to co good; Rev. John Amyart, vicar of South Brent, De- shewing, in his general demeanor, that vir von, and domestic chaplain to the Prince of Cue, under any habit or appearance, demands Wales.
respect. His last illness was accompanied At Clifton, Captain Henry Haire, late of with great bodily pain, which he supported the 66th foot.
with fortitude and manly resignation; and At Radford, Mrs. Eliz. Biggs, relict of he died with the praises of God upon his
Jips, happy in the assurance of a blessed in. At Earnshill, Mrs. Combe, relict of Richard mortality.
CORNWALL. At Stanton Drew, Thomas Coates, esq. Married.) At Falmouth, Mr. J. Macdowell, At Corston, Mrs. Deborah Perriman, 91. jun. merchant, to Miss Perryınan, daughter of
At Taunton, the Rev. T. Cookes, of Bar. Mr. P. of the Custom house, London. ---Mr. bourn House, Worcestershire, and rector of James Lake, to Miss Hallett. Nutgrove, Giocestershire.-In her 88th year, At Truro, Richard Smith, esq. of Chaddock Mrs. Jones, relict of the Rev. Joh! Jones, Hail, near Manchester, to Miss Betsey Turformerly rector of St. Peter's, Bristol. This ner, daughter of Mr. Euward 'T. banker, venerable lady possessed a still more venero
the former place. able companion, a cockatoo, whose age wijs Dica] Ac Scurrier, Mrs. Roberts, ascertained to be one hundred and two At Trefula, near Redruth, aged 68.-M. years. The poor bird was taken in strong John Bawden. convulsions, and expired within a few hours At lenzince, Mi. Malachi Bice, 81: of his mistress.
At Came ford, Catharine, the wife of Diedo] At Ibberton, John Mullet,whowas born Carles Carpenter, esq.
She was a person the same day that George I. ascended tne of uncominon talents, spoke Italian and ihrore, 95.
French with ease, sing with custe, and made At Froine St. Quinton, the son of Thomas everyting her own which she had once read.
- Julia Crispise, the widest man in Camelford, At Netherbury, the Rev. Mr. Langfield. 90. Ar Ryme, Mr. Giles Hayward.
At St. Ives, Mr. Richard Cogar.-Mr. At Thornford, the Ruv. Jonn Sampson, Malachi Hingston, 19. many years rector of that place.
A subscription is iorining in Wales for the Murriel) At Tiverton, Mr. William Bick- purpose of erecting a column on Moelvum. ford, of Penryn, Cornwall, to Miss Ann mas, tnt highest of the Clydean ridge, to Gloyns, daughter of F. G. esq.
comme.no ate the late Jubilee. At Cullompton, Richard Salter, esg. of A considerable addition to the gavigation Verbeer House, Willand, to Miss Frances of the kingdom is in conteinpirion, by a Bilbie.
canal, to be called the Merionethsaire canal. At Soutbmolton, Mr. John Dunn, to Miss It is intenued tu begin at the end of the waM. A. Tapp, eldest daughter of PhilipT.esq. ter line belonging to the Elmere Canal
At North Huish, Thomas Elliott, jun. esq. ac Landysilio, and to pass by Corwen to the of Bigbury, to Miss S. King will, of Butter lake at Pala, and fro: itence to lock ford, near Totness.
do un to Dulcelly and Barzo wild, by which Died.] At Tiverton, George Sweet, esq. means a water connaitano. will be opened 87.
between Liverpool and Barmouth, by Cres. A: Alphington House, near Exeter, M:s. ter, Whitchurwit, Ellesinuse. Chrk, and Ballki, wife of James B. esq.
Llangolen: aid ene intercourse with wonigo. At Kinterbury House, near Plymouth, A. mersane from Burmouth wol be atlained.
some of the principal farmers i North At Pilton, Mr. E. Hancock.
Wales preerred mowing their beat last At Exeter, Joseph S. Dymond, aged 45, an harvest to cutting it with the sickle, and
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thus obtained a greater length and quantity for the study of letters. And though very of straw for the purposes of thatching, or lit- susceptible of pleasure from the society of tering their cattle. When this practice is friends, and though the fatigue of great exnur adopted, it is nevertheless recommended ertions required from him, as from other men, to mow the wheat stubbie, which produces some interval of repose, the former was ever a considerable addition of litter. By mowing considered by him as an indulgence, which the crop, H is found not so liable to shed the it became him to sacrifice; and the latter as grain, and it is as easily collected together a want, which was to be abridged as much and bound:
as nature would permit: in short, he had im'The Mountain Muses of North Walcs bibed the principles and fervour of the an. have been insoked on the subject of the late tients, whom he studied, and a Stoic as to all Jubilee; the prize is a silver cup of ten gui- personal indulgence, he was an enthusiast as neas value. The Rev. H. Parry, rector of to importance of his undertakings, and a zealot Llan Asaph (distinguished for his knowledge for their accomplishment. In this way, by in the literature of his country) also offers a the concentration and perseverance of his efsilver harp to the best singer in the Pennil. forts, he was able to produce works of firstlion contest, at the meeting in which the rate utility ansi merit; and which, though prizes are to be awarded.
neither disinguished by much originality of
thought, nor refined by the nicer touches of Died.] At Ormistoun, the Hon. Helen Muro discriminating taste, afford a lesson and an ray, widow of Sir John Stewart, ot Grantelby, example to mankind, of what may be achieved Bast, and filth daughter of the iate Lurd Eli- by resolution and well-directed industry. His bank, 93.
Latin Grammar, though, for a time, encoun. At Edinburgh, Dr. Adam, rector of the tered by prejudice, is, beyond all question, high scbool in that city. He was born in the work best adapted to those for whom it 1741, near Rafiord, in the county of Moray, was destined. His antiquities comprehended, of respectable parents, farmers. He actended within moderate dimensions, slate, in good the gran mar-school there, and, by his own arrangement, and with excellent judgment, efforts, with little aid from the abilities of nearly every thing of value in the volumihis teacher, attained a proficiency, in 1758, nous, tedious, and expensive Commentaries to fit him for attending the University of on the Latin Classics, and afford every reEdinburgh. To this he was encouraged by quisite aid for studying the text with intel. Mr. Watson, then minister of Canongate, ligence and satisfaction. His Biography, and a relation of his mother. In 1761, be Summary of History, and Geography, are was elected, on a comparative trial, master superiorly calculated to furnish that general of Watson's Hospital. On the illness of Mr. knowledge of great characters, and great Matheson, rector of the High School, he was events, and of the scene of action on which
applied to for assistance; and, after teaching man is placed, which is so apt to apply the - for some time, was, in June 1769, appointed torch of Prometheus to well-born minds;
sector, and ever since has personally dischar. and the progress he had made in the prepa. ged the duties of the office. He was twice 'ration of a Latin Dictionary, which he had married very respectably, but had the destined to form the consummation of his lamisfortunc to survive all the children of bours, and the depository of the knowledge his first marriage, the eldest of whom, Mr. of Latin, which the indefatigable study of . James Adams, late of the Elphinstone last fifty years bad conferred, suggests an addie İngiamian, died so recently as the 14th De- tional and abundant source of regret that the cember, at Heavitree, near Exeter, where intelligent public must experience from the he had gone for the recovery of his health. loss of this valuable man. To his pupils, He is survived by a widow, a son, and cuo however, and his friends, and the latter chadaughters. Dr. Adam was no common cha racter belonged to all the worthy among the
Strong y impressed with the impor. former, that loss will be felt with much more tance of liis public duties, the ambition of interesting aspects. His kindness, his hufultilling them in the most superior manner. manity, his candour, his impartial justice, became his ruling passior. I he whole pow. his warm applause of virtue and merit, his ers of his mind were dedicated with unre bonest indignation at meanness and vice, and mitting *xeriwn to this jav. urite pursuit, the deep and puramount interest he displayed and the lateurs of a stosi lavorious lite devo for their improvement, rendered him for life ted to its attainnuni. Ai'er the most ani dear to his scholars. And those persons who matid act vity, during the hours of teaching, knew more parlicularly his private worth, to rendes his pupils goud scholars, and inspire bis zzalous rectitude, che steadiness of his them' with the knowiroge ind adarratiun of attachments, and liberality even approxiGreek aid Rom 'n excellence, the remainder mating to munificence, on proper occasions, os bus torre was rigid. y de pored to the pre- though, by habit on principle averse to all paration of works o gicat labour, whiidi ap masterul exoense, will cherish his memury, pereet to him weitide jus lao lita ing the ato as intimately aslied with their most pleasing, is of the youih, and exciting a relish vir! uous, and approvest of, recollections.
years; neglected by the const, but honoured Married.) At Black Castle, county Meath, with the attachment,'esteem, and confidence, Tho. Rothwell, esg. of Rock-field, in that of the Arragonese. To his popular conduct, county, to Miss Corry, only daughter of and the general admiration of his civic virJames C. esq. of Chantinee, in the county tues, is chiefly to be ascribed the patriotic Monaghan.
stand made by the Arragonese in the present At Carlow, Joseph Lightburne, esq. of contest. This venerable, but proscribed, Bellewstown, in the county of Meath, to reformer, the instant the proceedings at Miss P. Meadows, youngest daughter of the Bayonne were known at Teruel, sallied from late J. Meadows, esq. of Newbury, in the his retirement, and, wiih all the ardour of County of Wexford.
youth, travessed the province in every direcDied.] At Jugher, Mrs. Martha Breittan ;. tion, to rouse the inhabitants to resistance. and the following day, at Anagh, her brother, He recognized, and treated with the utmost Matthew Breittan, Colonel in the Hon. East respect, the new authority of Gen. Palafox, India Company's service, 50. He went out and accepted a seat in the Junta of Governin the year 1781, and rose with reputation ment. After ten months of indefatigable through the gradual ranks of his profession service in Arragon, he received a royal order from a Cadet to that of Colonel, and sustained from the Supreme Junta to resume the many of the coils and difficulties of that Assistantship of Seville, and his functions as honorable service. About three years ago Member of the Supreme Council of War. he returned to his native country in a decli- His death, though naturally to have been ning state of health, and lived but a short expected from his advanced years and increatime to enjoy the competent fortune he had sing infirmities, was no doubt accelerated by laboriously made.
the incessant labours to which be devoted In Dublin, Mrs. Tyrel, wife of Edward T. hiraself since she commencement of the conesq. of the county of Galway.
test with France. Before, and after his arri. At Mallow, George Newson, esq.-Sa- val at Seville, every interval which he could muel Young, of Kilcoleman.-W. Limerick, snatch from his official duties was employed esg.
in digesting a plan of a new constitution for At Limerick, Edward Sayers, M.D. 76. Spain. His papers are said to furnish, upon Bury Alps, esq:
this subject, an inestimable treasure of histoAt Littlefield, county of Tipperary, Mrs. rical and pontical knowledge, applied to the Carroll, wife of Flor. C. eaq.
exigences of his fellow-citizens with all the
discrimination of a statesman and philosopher, At Seville, in the 74th year of his age, L. Far from verifying the assertions of certain Geronimo De Ustariz Tovar, Marquis of persons, that the Spanish people have nothing Ustariz, Member of the Supreme Council of fur.lier in contemplation in this struggle than War, Assistant of Seville, and Intendant in the expulsion of the French, and the re-estaCommission of Andalusia He
blishment of the old government, the Mar. ployed in various public situations for fifty quis De Ustariz used to take every opportu. years with the approbation of his country. nity of inculcating a contrary sentiment. When Intendant of Estremadura, he intro
« We shall have done nothing," he frequent. duced a variety of re:orms and improvements, ly and emphatically observed; " we shall the effects of which were soon manifest in have done nothing, it, before we finish this the increasing prosperity of that province; war, we have not a constitution which shall and be had the satisfaction of seeing many of rid us for ever of tyran's." his agricultural, -financial, and judicial iegu Al sea, Captain C. W. Boyes, commander Jations, adopted by the royal Cabinet, and of his Majesty's ship Statira. When in his extended to the whole of Spain. From 16th year, he lost a leg in the battle of the Estremadura he was promoted to the Assis memorable 1st of June; and after a constant tantsbip of Seville. But, unturtunately for prosecution of the most honourable services, his country, the reign or favourites, serum he was cut off in the prime life, after a short pers, pimps; and parasites, had now com illness, in the prospect of the first distinctions menced; and those practices so recently of that profession, which was his pride, and detected in ihe appointment of military off the full attainment of every other happiness; cers in a country which we will not name, leaving, to lament their irreparable loss, a began to be fult in every branch of the Spa a most afflicted widow and two, infant chil. nish government.
He was removed from dren. His remains were interred with mili. Seville, to make way for a cousin of the tary honours, at Halisas, Nova Scotia, on the infamous Godov. In reward for his public 25th November. labours, tie was nominally honoured with a At Antigua, in the 13d year of his age, Ma. Scat in the council of wai, but was actually jor George Gordon, or the 8th West India re. banished to Teruel; though the disgrace of giment, nephew of Colonel Gordon, military this proceeding was attempied to be disguised secretary to the Eari of Harrington.' His cas by appointing him a commissions of mines reer was short, but brilliant. He served in in that quarter
. Here he remained many the expedition to Zealaud, was aid de camp MONTHLY MAG, No. 196.
to General Anstruther, in the memorable good men, the late Sir John Moore and Gebattle of Vimiera ; and commanded, with Deral Anstruther, who honoured him with great credit to himself, the 6th regiment, their friendship. Though snatched away at during the campaign in Spain, which corps such an early age, he lived long enough to Mas the last of the British army that embark. gain the affectionate esteem, as his immature ei at Corunna An higher eulogium cannot death has occasioned the deepest regret, to all be pronounced upon Major Gordon, than to who knew hiin. He has left a disconsolace sty thai he was patronised by those great and mother and sister to deplore his loss.
MONTHLY COMMERCIAL REPORT.
the House of Comans by the blonourable George Rose, on the ed ult. ic appears that the balance of trade for the last year, is nearly sixteen millions in our favour, our exjuris exceeding cur imports by that sum. The value of our exports, consisting of British manufactures alone, during the year 1809, amounted to 55 millions; while the whole inporis amounted only to 45 millions. It has been rery confidently asserted by many persons wao pretend to an intimate acquaintance with the commercial policy of Great Briiain, that our import trade was carried on solely by paying for our imports in bullion; yet, from the papers laid be ore the House by Mr. Rose, it would appear, that the value of the money sent out of the country was anout six millions, while that brought ip exceeded ten miliions, leaving a balance on the pecuniary tratřic alone, of trom four to five millions in our favour. Mr. Rose undertook to prove, that ihe trade with the United States, of which we had been deprived, had been made up to us by our increased trade with veher parts of America: In support of this de laration, he sta ed that our trade with the United States amounted to something more than eleven millions; and to all other parts of America, it then amounted to about se en millions : mabing a total of eighteen millions. “In the last year," continues Mr. R." our trade to other parts of America alone, amounied to twenty-three miilions, being five millions more than the whole trade had been formerly. It also appears, from papers laid upon the table, that, instead of having received no cotton wool from America, wę had last year imported more than in any one year before." This statement of Mr. Rose 'certainly wears a air tace; but we must beg leave to say that it savours very strongly of sophistry, Mr. Rose is high in office, and of course is unwilling that his merits, and ihose of his col. leagues, shouid not be duly appreciated by the public; but in his laudable anxiety to make the des red impression upon the minds of his constituents, this gentleman has suffered himself to be led aside from the road of righe reasoning by all the ignis fatuus of ex parte statement. He has either wilfully suppressed, or accidentally overlooked, the cause of such a vast item as twenty three millions appearing on the debii-side of the American account. He surely must have known that the greater part of this sum was ebrown away upon the trash miscalled mer. chanuise, with which the South American markets have been so glutted, that, as we stated some montós ago, many of the articles sent out to the Spanish and Portuguese dominions, did not actually pay freight and charges! The swollen bankrupt lises of the last year might also have taught Mr. Rose to know the fate of those merchant-specuiators who dashed through the thick and thin of South American traffic; and that of the over-reaching manufacturers and shopkeepers, from whom the adventurers obtained credit. Now, even granting that the revenue has not suffered conjointly with the adventurers, can the last year's exporcs to South America be looked upon as a criterion whereby to calculate upon our future cratic with that part of the wo:ld ? for, is it not must evident, that if Buenos Ayres, Rio de Janeiro, &c. have been completely glutted with our goods, a considerable period must elapse before a fresh dee mand takes place; and though our traders may, for a time, think fit to chrust their commodities upon those places, yet they will soon get tired of playing a losing game. Where then wili Mr. Rose, and bis fine spun theory, be found? Where are we then to louk for indemnification on account of the loss of our North American trade? There are other poin's in Mr. Rise's statement, to whiwh we would gladly advert, did our limits permit us to notice them as we could wish, but the generality of our commercial readers will, doubtless, be able to discover what lies beneath the surface of Afr. Rose's fair balance-sheet, and to form a just estimate of its value. With respect to Wullion, we shall content ourselves with stating, that a more considerable contrabano trade has been carried on in that article within the last year, than at enyir ilar period during the present reign; and all the world knows that the particulars of contraband trade can never obtain a plac" in an account of which every item is extracted from the Custom House books. The regulations adopted by the government at Buenos Ayres (of which we shall present a deiail under the head of South America) have given some degree of life to our manufactures.
EAST INDIES AND CHINA. The following are the prices of teas of different qualities:Boha, 15. 9d. 1025.; singlo and twankay, 3s. Ed. to 3s, 9d. ; congou, Ss. 2d. to 3s. 10d. ;