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took pleasure, as she said, in the smell of a ties and health antil within three weeks of rose, and shewed that she perceived the odour his death. When King Louis visited Arnby asking where it came from before she saw heim last year, he settled a pension of 400 the flower. Her intellectual faculties were guilders on him. at this advanced age acure and vigorous ; At Tyrrowah, in the Bundlecond country, sbe nariaied with uncommon clearness and in the East Indies, James Merriman, esq. vivacity ; and it was remarkable of her me. lieutenant, adjutant, and paymaster, in the mory that it was not only retentive of things 26th native regiment, in the honourable East that had passed ninety years aga,

but of recent India Company's service. He was the youngfacts and conversations. She had the habit, est son of Mr. N. Merriman, of Marlborough ; common to very old people, of continually and was a gentleman of pleasing manners and talking of her approaching death, and yet amiable disposition ; greatly regretted by all making preparations for life.

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his officers, and every person who knew him. eager about the lease or the rent of her farm, On his passage to Madeira, the Rev. as if she felt sure of continuing many years

Lewis Roberts, the younger son of an to enjoy what she possessed. She was very opulent merchant settled at Lisbon. He was religious, but her religion was not of a me- born in that city about 1772, and was lancholy cast. The following epitaph is brought up in the persuasion of the church inscribed over her tomb. " Here lies, in hopes of Rome, of which both his parents were of a blessed resurrection, the body of Elizabeth communicants. At the proper age he became Burnett, of Lignageeragh, horn 1693; a member of a college of celebrity, where married 1733 ; died September 14, 1809, he was soon distinguished by the uncommon aged 116."--To the last day of her long vigour of his mind, the fertility of his genius, lile she preserved the use of her limbs, and the aptitude with which he acquired all her senses, and her memory, which pos- kinds of erudition. His passion for knowledge sessed the uncommon faculty of retaining was unbounded; and he applied himself with recent circuinstances, as well as those which unwearied zeal in the study of the classics, happened in her youth. Every year added to of ethics, of divinity, and all the higher the regard with which she was considered by branches of science. Having stored his mind the sich, and by the poor: thus she was a con- with these important attainments, he did not spicuous example that virtue in humble life, disdain the lighter pursuits of literature. His. can render the possessor as useful, respectable, tory, poetry, and the belles-lettres, opened a and happy, as it could in the highest situa. wide seid to his imagination; and such was tion.

the facility with which he acquired the mo

dern languages, that before he attained his At Surat, in India, in the prime of life, twentieth year, he spoke and wrote with captain Henry Young, of his majesty's 17th equal propriety and elegance the English, light dragoons, second son of the late bishop French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. of Clonfert. This galiant officer distinguish. Thus qualified to fill any situation with creed himself at the siege of Seringapatam, As. dit, he was induced, by the advice of a tutor saye, and Vellore, receiving, while serving who had early been intrusted with the care of with the 19th light dragouns at the latter his education, to become a catholic clergyplace, at the head of his regiment, 'for most man, contrary to the inclinations of his fami. meritorious conduct, the thanks of colonel ly, who had hoped that his abilities might be Gillespie. In 1800 he returned to this coun- displayed in a more active scene of life. His ty with his regiment, after an absence of exertions in the pulpit challenged the ap. eleven years; preferring however an active plause of all who heard him; and while the situation, he exchanged into the 17th light public did justice to his oratoriai abilities, bis dragoons, then on their way to India, whither private friends were not less delighted with he proceeeded to join them, and on the day of the charms of his conversation, which was at his reaching quarters was seized with a fever, once amusing from its variety, instructive which, after seventeen days, terminated an from the informacion it afforded, and interestexistence honourable to his memory. The ing from the simplicity with which it was ex. highest respect was paid to his obsequies, the pressed. Having established a high repurawhole garrison of Surat having attended his tion as a preacher and a man of letters at Lis. funeral.

bon, he removed with his father's family to Al Arnheim, in Holland, Matthys Bade. England, and settled in London. But though maker, at the great age of 110 years. He he henceforward resided principally in the worked at his trade, as a shoemaker, until British metropolis, be took opportunities of the age of 90. He was only once married, visiting Paris, Berlin, and other continental and had no more than two children), both fe- capitals, in the polished circles of which he males. Both of these however, having was always an admired and a welcome guest. married, the old man died grandfather to 12 Fond of the pleasures of refined society, for persons, and great-grandfather to 20, the which he was particularly calculated by the eldest of whom was 21 years of age at the urbanity of his manners, the sweetness of his time of his decease. He retained his facul. cemper, and the brilliancy of a ready but ne

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ver offensive wit, he still devoted the greater ceasing assiduity to the discharge of its duties part of every day to the discharge of his pro- How ably he fulfilled this important station, fessional duties, or the cultivation of letters. Mr.Villars (of whose liberality, good sense, He was for some time an officiating minister and enlightened views, he always spoke with at the Spanish chapel in Manchester-square; grateful praise) will, doubtless be ready to but the continued attacks of a pulnionary certify; while many eminent persons, both complaint, to which he was early subjeci, Portuguese and English, will conärm his tessoon compeiled him to relinquishi his situa- timony. His weakened constitution sonk untion as a regular preacher ; but, as often as an der the pressure of business; and the excesinterval of liealth occurred, he willingly lent sive heat of summer in Portugal compelled bis aid in the catholic pulpits of this town. him, though inost reluctantly, to take his Whenever he did so the place of worship leave of Mr. Villars und of Lisbon. Herewas crowded, and christians of all denomina- turned in August last to England, a greater tions listened with pleasure and edification to invalid than ever; and as winter approached, his discourses, which, free from bigotry and he determined to go to Madeira, with little intolerance, and emanating from the true spi- hope of recovery, but anxious to save his rit of the gospel unadulterated, breathed the family and his friends the pain of witnessing purest morality, and were delivered with all his dissolution. He embarked towards the the animating warmth of impressive elo- end of October, on board the Larkins ; and, quence. In literary composition his abilities after interesting his fellow passengers by the were not less conspicuous; and if the friend admirable patience which he displayed under on whom falls the melancholy task of recordthe increasing attacks of pain and sickness, and ing the merits of one whose premature loss he by the social spirits which amidst all his sufshall never cease to deplore, could, without a ferings never abandoned him, he expired on violation of the confidence reposed in him, the 13th of November, three days before the declare what he knows on this subject, the ship reached the Island of Madeira. Thus public would discover, perlaps with surprise, died one of the dest, wisest, and most accombow often they have been indebted to the plished, of men. His sentiments, moral, poelegant pen of Mr. Roberts. His modesty litical, and religious, were great and liberal. was extreme; and while most of his work's His genius was luminous ; his taste excel. were sent into the world anonymously, even lent; his judgment sound; bis wit playful; their success did not persuade him to claim the his learning profound and various; and his praise to which he was justly entitled. He heart noble, generous, and affectionate. In affixed however his name to an admired one word, he possessed every quality which Defence of the Principles of the Church of we admire in a public or love in a private Rome, which he conceived had been misre- character. presented in a pamphlet supposed to be write In the West Indies, in the 65th year of ten by an Irish prelate of bigh reputation, un

his age, sir John Bernard, bart.

He was se der the assumed title of “ Melancehon.” cond son of the late sir Francis B. bart.go. Every reader of taste whio peruses that abie vernor of New Jersey and Massachuset's Bay; answer, will observe in it the marks of a sub- and succeeded, in 1779, 10 the title, which, lime mind, and will readily believe that the as he died without issue, now devolves to his author had in him all the requisites of literary next brother, Thomas B. esq. of Wimpoleexcellence. Il health marred his fairest Street, and Roehampton, one of the vice preprospects; and the growing symptoms of decay, şidents of the Founuling hospital, and well which neither the aid of medicine, nor the known for his attention to the various and habits of extreme temperance, were able to numerous charities and useful public instituarrest, induced him to try the effects of a tions of the metropolis. warmer climate, and through the friendly re- Ac Vizagapatam, in the East Indies, Benu commendation of the chevalier de Susa, the jamin Roebuck, esq. (son of the late Dr. Roce Portuguese ambassador, he obtained permis- buck, of Kinniel), of the honourable compa. sion to embark on board the frigaie which ny's civil service. A more faithful and zea. conveyed Mr. Villars, his majesty's envoy, to lous servant the company did not possess; his Portugal. That gentleman soun discovered active, well-informed, and enterprising, mind, the uncommon qualities which distinguished amply stored with ancient and modern litehis companion, and on their arrival at Lisbon, rature, was ever exerted for their and the pubhe offered him, in the handsomest manner, lic good. The mint of Madras, and the pubthe situation of his private secretary. As the

lic docks at Coringi, are monuments not less first wish of Mr. Roberts's heart was to serve of his ingenuity than of bis indefatigable and his country, he did not allow even sickness unceasing labours. Public and private chaand debility to be an apology for his declining Pily ever met a most liberal support from his a post for which his talents and his knowledge bands. In mechanics, chemistry, and mine. of the European languages rendered him so ralogy, he had few superiors; in other polite peculiarly fic. He cheerfully accepted the and useful altainments his comprehensive appointnient, and devoted himself with uns mind had acquired very considerable know

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Monthly Commercial Report. [April 1, ledge : Political economy had ever been with honourable family in Scotland; and, after re. Bim a most favoured study, and few men ceiving a very liberal education at Edinburgh, were better acquainted with that interesting was sent to London to study medicine videt subject. Hospitable, without ostentation, the care of his linsman, the late ingenious Bis table was ever the resort of the best-in- and learned Dr. Miller, who was at that time formed and most worthy members of society, physician to the Westminster Dispensary. On and tew ever left it without gaining sonie his studies being completed, he passed his exuseful knowledge from his conversation ; his amination for an assistant-surgeoncy in the aldress was police, agreeable, and engaging. Foot Guards; but, from a desire to travel, preTo him the settlement are indebted for the ferred that of the 29th regiment, which he Exst incroduction of ice, as well as for many joined at Chatham on the 26th of February et its most useful and ornamental improve- 1776, and immediately embarked with it for ments. In private life Mr. Roebuck was re- the relief of Quebec. With the troops from spected, esteemed, and beloved; the repeated Ireland the 29th regiment continued in pur. testimonies he has received from government, suit of the enemy up the river St. Laurence; his honourable employers, and from public who, in attempting to cut off the British at corporations and societies, will best bespeak Trois Rivieres on the 8th of June, expethe value of this most lamented member of sienced a complete defeat. In October, desociety.

tachments of the regiment were ordered on In the Island of Antigua, of the yellow fe- board the ships at Fort St. John, destined to ter, captain Francis Smith,.commander of his act against the American fieet, consisting of majesty's sloop of war St. Christopber's. He 17 tov-sail vessels, on Lake Champlain, unwas a very promising young officer, and his der the command of General Arnold. On death is universally regretted by his brother this occasion, Mr. Reide was embarked officers and acquaintance.

on board the Inflexible, commanded by At Messina, Thomas Dickson Reide, esq. captain (now admiral) Shark, whose of the 21st, or Royal North British Regiment friendship and esteem he enjoyed to the of Fuzileers, and Major of Brigade to his Bri. end of his days. (Furuber particulars will be tansie Majesty's Forces in the Island of Sici. given in our nex!. Dy. He was descended from an ancient and

MONTHLY COMMERCIAL REPORT.

BRITISH TRADE AND MANUFACTURES.- By accounts from Manchester, Birmingham,

and some other of the principal manufacturing towns, we learn that the different branches of industry cultivated there, appear in a more flourishing state than they have been for some monins past. At Manchester jo particular, immense purchases of cotton-twist have been made, in consequence of which, sonie houses have sent out new lists, at a rise of 3s. per bundle. Since the influence of French oppression on the continent, many articles are not to be had in this country at any price, which had previously been imported in abundance froro Hole land and Germany; among others are stone pencils for writing on slates. A quarry has, how. ever, been discovered by a gentleman of Kendal, in the most mountainous district in Westmoreland, where an inexhaustible supply of that article is manufactured, of a qualicy superior to any commonly in use. The gentleman has inventer a machine for cutting these pencits in a circular form, which is done in a surprisingly expeditious manner. The general aspect of trade in the metropolis is, we are sorry to stale, far from encouraging ; no less than five houses in the city have stopped payment in one day; some of them were heavily engaged in the Ruse sian trade, and it is supposed that these lailed in hemp speculations. At Liverpool the mer. cantile world has also been alarmed by the unexpected stoppage of an eminent house.

EAST INDIES AND CHINA.—The following are the market prices of the principal articles of oriental merchandise :-Oftea : bohea, 1s. 93. to 23. ; singlo and twankay, 3s. 68. to 35. 90.; congou, 3s. 2d. to 3s. 10d. ; souchong, Ss. 8d. to 4s. 9d.; pekoe, 1s. to 43. 64. ; hyson, fint, 53. 10d. per lb. (no liigher price quoted). East India sugar, H. to 41. 15s. per cwt. Ditto cotton, 18. Sd. to 1s. 6d. per lb. Ditto cochincal, 63. to 8s. Indigo, (copper) 45. 6d. to 4s. 9d.; ditto (copper and purple), 6s. 6d. to 10s.; and ditto (blue and purple), 11$, to 12s 6d. Opium, 11. 6s. to 11. 8s. Rhubarb, 1s. 10d. to 9s. per 1b. Saltpeuse (rough), 31. 18s. to 31. 198. per cwt. Raw silk, (China), 38s, to 425. Sd.; ditto, (Bengal), 94, to S2s. per 1b. Hemp, 651. to 751. per ton. Turmerick, 51. 10s. to 81. per cwt. On the 5th and 6th of March, the following goods were sold by auction, on account of the East India Company: (Company's duties to be paid.) 15:34 tons salt petre, refraction 51, 6, 64, 104, 105, and 154, per cent. 759. to 80s. per-cwt. Rags and trash, all at 70). 4546 bales Surat cultoawool, ipd. to 13 d. per lb.; 194 bales and 18 bags ditto, damaged, 470. to 11fd. per Ib.

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(private trade). 278 bales cotton wool, 1140. to 1941. per 1b. (privilege). 8786 bales of Surat cotton wool, 10d. to 123.; 129 bales dittv, 15. to 1544.; 716 bales and 98 bags dilco, damaged, 15d. to 934.; and 7 bays ditto, sweepings, i per bb. There have been sonra arrivals within the current month; the cargoes of the vessels have not yet been published, but they shall appear in our next report.

NORTH AMERICA. -No change for the better has taken place in the cominercial regula. tions of the North Anerican government since our last. The non-iniercourse act has iisen confirmed; but still the clandestine trade is successfully carried on. Tailow is null of sile both in the London and Liverpool markets. Tar fetches from 11. 18s. to 21. per barr te Pirch, from 15s. to 165. per cut. There' is iitile, if any, American fig iron in our markets. Carolina rice sells at prices from 11. 6s. to 11. 9s. Black rosin, from 19s 61. to 215.; and psilow ditto, from 15s. to 17s. 6d. per cwt. Linseed, (a good article in the Irish murket), from 41.58. 60 41. 10s. per fb. Maryland tobacco of sundry qualities, from 5d. to 16d. per la Virginia diito, fron: 9d. tp 114. Wax, from 131. 158. to 141. 10. per cit. Georgia cotton wool, froni 1s. 6d. to 28. 7d.; New Orleans dicto, from 15. 63. to 1s. 8d. per lb. Americaa oak, from 131. to 171.; ditto plank, from 111. 10s. to 1jl. Pine, from 81. to 3 guineas; plank, from 111. 10s, to 131. per last.

SOUTH AMERICA. It has frequently been represented to government, by the merchants, that Great Rritain might derive intisite benefic, by permitting a free exportation of cotton. meeting lately took place between the Eoard of Trade and a deputation from the merchais trading to the Brasils, on this subject, when government caine to the determination of fransing licences for the free exportation of it to all poris and places nut declared in a state of blockade; under this regulation the licences will exiend to the north of the Ems. The abse lition of chose restrictions laid upon trade by the government of Buenos Ayres, has had a senza sible effect upon British manufactures; and, we are happy to learn, that many regulas traders have given orders to the manufacturers for assortments of goods suited to the market sincerely hope, that crude and blind speculation will put again deprive the South Americaa merchant of his harvest. Buenos Ayres callow has fallen in price, it now lecches from 31 13 to 31. 14s. per cwt.

Brazil rice, from 11. 1s, to 1l. 6s. 6d. per cwe.; the quality of this are cicle is indifferent. Brazil tobacco (roll), 9d. to 10d.; ditto, (leaf), 5d. tu od. per ib. Brazilian deer-skins, in the hair, from 6s. to 12s. per skin. Jesuit's burk, quill, 3s. 6d. to 118.9.1.5 ditto, red, 225. to 248. Id. i ditto, yellow, 5s. to 8s. per il). Garole cochintal, 21. to 21.4.6. per 16. Brazil wood, 831. to 851. per ton. Brazilletto, 231. to 941. 10s.

WEST INDIES —The Order of Ccuncil alluded to in our last report, under this head, was published in the gazetce of the 20th of February; it bears the date of 7th of the said mouth. The purport of this order is, to prolong to the 1st of December next, the allowance contained in the Orders of Council of the 12th of April and 16th of August, 1809, and 10th of January, 1810, for the importation into the West India islands of staves, lumber, live stock, and provisions (excepting beef, pork, and butter), by neutral vessels; and, empowering the goversoss of the several islands, farther to extend the period of such importation till the 1st of Decenber, 1811, or till six months after the signing of a definitide treaty of peace. Raw sugars are in a complete state of stagnation, owing to the distillery bill. The prices asked are: for Antigua, Barbadoes, Tobago, anů St. Lucia, 31. 16s. to 41. 58.; and for famaica, Grenada, and Duminica, 31, 18s. to 41. 6s. per cwt. Cottees are very flat, but not materially lower since our last ; the fine fetches from 61, 151. to 71. 5s.; the good, from 6). 55. to 61. 15s. ; the middling, from 6l. to 61. 55.; and the ordinary, from 41. 10s. to 61. Is. per

Rum keeps ura commonly dull, and common Leewards for the Canada market aje alone enquired for; the mar. ket price of Jamaica rum varies from us. 4d to 6s. 4d. per gallon; Leeward islands, from 3s. 106.

ogwood is looking up; the chipt, seils at from 281. co 301. per ton; the price un the unchipt is uncertain. Barbadoes aloes, fetch froin 301. to 30 guineas per cwt. Cuttuawool of different islands, from 1s. 3d, to 2s. and upwards per Ih. Jamaica mahogany, from 15. 6d. to 45. 2d. per foot. Pimento, 1s. 11d.co es. per lb. Jamaica fustick, 221.0 231. 10s, per ton. Jamaica ginger, (white), 5 guineas to 91.; ditto, (black), 31. 18s. (u 41. 6s. perunt.

HOLLAND.-The following is a copy of a new Dutch Decree, which in the first article doubles the duties on all colonial goods. The reservacion in the second article refers lo a former decree, by which, colonial produce taken by privateers, is permitted to be sold, on payment of a very low duty. Their combined object seems to be to restrain segular foreiga trade, and to encourage privateering

Decree of the 8th of February, 1810. “ 1. The duties fixed by the curiti of our customs, un colonial merchandize, in which are included drugs, spices, and generally the productions of the two indies; whe, er they come from prizes, frorn seizures, or from other confiscations, or even if tey enter in virtue of our authority-are doubled.

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(April 1, the French privateers, and brought into foreign ports, the transport and admission of which into France we shall authorize,"

IRELAND.-- We feel peculiar satisfaction in stating, that the distillers of this country, who, for some time past, have suffered severely by the prohibitory regulations relative to jistillatiun from grain, are now permitted to resuine their occupation in consequence of the recent repeal of that regulation. We learn, with pleasure, that the two grand marts o: the sister-kingdom, (Dublin ar.d Cork) enjoy a thriving trade. The West India speculations of the Dublin Dierchants turn out uncommonly fortunate. Provisions are somewhat lower in price since our last quotations: mess beef, fetches from 71. to 71. Is. And pork, from 51. 15. to 51. 18. per barrel. Buiter, Barlow, 51. 69. to 51. 10s.; cose, Cork, 41. 13s. 1o 51.; Walerford, 41 10%. to 51. ; Limerick, 41. 1.55. to 41. 185.; and Dublin, 41. 198. to 51. 15s.

Frices of Canal, Dock, Fire-office, Water Works, &c. &c. 19th February, 1810 – London Dock Stock, 13.11. per cent.--- West India ditto, 1801. ditto. - East India ditto, 1351. citlo. Commercial dieto, 901. per share premium - Cirand Junction Canal, 2171. per share.---Grand Surry dicto, 801. ditto. -Kennet and Avon ditto, 431. ditto – Wiles and Berks ditto, 521. ditto. - Huddersneld ditto, 121. ditto.-Lancaster ditto, 261. ditto.-Croydon ditto, 501. dieto Imperial Fire Insurance, 751. ditto.-Globe Fire and Life ditio, 1281. dit!0.- Albion dicto, 601. ditto.-Rock Life Assurance, 6s. per share, premium.--East London Water Works, 351. per sbare.--Ilest Middlesex ditto, 1421. ditto.--South London dicto, 1521. ditto.-Kent ditto 35l. per share premium.-Loudon 1&stitution, 811. per share. At the Office of Messrs. Wolfe and Co. Canal, Dock, and Stock Brokers, No. 9, Change Alley, Cornbill.

The average prices of Navigable Canal Property, Dock Stock, Fire-office Shares, &c in March, 1810, (to the 26th) at the Office of Mr. Scott, 28, New Bridge street, London Grand Junction, 2361.. Monmouthshire, 31. per share half yearly. 1361.–Swansea, 1101 Leeds and Liverpool, 1881.---Kennet and Avon, 481.-Wilts and Berks, 531. 5?). 195.Huddersfield, 421.--Dudley, 431. 10s.—Rochdale, 471.—Peak Forrest, 661.-Ellesinere, 801. Lancaster, 241. 10s. to 261.-Grand Surrey, 321.- West India Dock Stock at 1821. per cent. -East Indiadicto, 1351.--London Dock, 131.-Commercial ditto, !901 premium, ex dividenda Globe Assurance, 1281.--Portsmouth and Farlington dirto, 441 premium, with new sube scription attached. Thames and Medway, 421. to 411. premium.-Ashby-de-la-Zouch, ale 10s. Strand Bridge, 21. per cent. discount.

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