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From the 20th of March to the 20th of April.


No. of Cafes. Diarrhæa PERIPNEUMONIA

1. Htemorrhois Peripneumonianotha

2 Dysuria Catarrh 4 Iderus

1 Inflammatory Sore Throat 3 Hypochondrialis

.4 Typhus Mitior 10 Hysteria

2 Intermittent Fever 2 Paralyfis

3 Ephemera

3 Vertigo Measles


Pustulorus Dyspnea

i 2 Prurigo Cough


3 Cough and Dyspnea

20 Nephraigia Hoarleners 8 Chronic Rheumatism

6 Hæmoptysis

4 Sciatica Hectica

PUERPERAL DISEASES. Pulmonary Consumption 3 Ephemera

3 Hydrothorax

5 Menorrhagia Loghialis Pleurodyne 2 Mattodynia

3 Ascites


4 Anasarca



2 Aphtha Opthalmia

4 Ophthalmia Fluor Albus

4 Ophthalmia Purulenta Menorrhagia gravidarum

1 Worms Menorrhagia difficilis

I Convulfio Abortion

1 Hooping Cough Amenorrhea

9 The cases of fever are more numerous Chlorofis Obstipatio

Şthan in the preceding month, and several Hepatitis Chronica

of them proved unulually tedious and obGaitrodynia

ftinate. Some of them commenced with

3 Dyspeplia

4 pain in the bowels, attended with a dir. Vomitus

i charge of fætid and dark coloured fæces, Enterodynia


which symptom continued during the Procidentia Vaging

i whole of the disease. In one of the in







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Difeases.... Public Affairs. stances, the fever was protracted to the disease: but these symptoms yielded at unusual length of seven weeks. After last to a tteady perseverance in the use of the first two weeks, during which time the means juit mentioned. In some inthe fymptoms were gradually aggravated; ftances, the difficulty of prevailing on a they continued stationary for nearly three patient to submit to that diet and regimen, weeks, and afforded a hope that the dif- which is of principal consequence in this ease was proceeding to a favourable ter- disease, forms a material impediment to mination. After this, however, the the cure. Thc debility induced by the fymptoms again returned with such vio- lofs of blood, and the various means emlence as to threaten a speedy dissolution. ployed, is considered by the patient as

The pulse became so quick, lo feeble and a sufficient apology for taking in some indistinct as to render it difficult to cal- cordial diet, and thus the circulation is culate the number of its strokes. Foetid increased in spite of every effort of the fools were discharged, and these lome- medical practitioner to diminish it, a fresh times came away without the patient be. hæmorrliage is produced, and a foundation ing conscious of it. The delirium in- laid for the most fatal symptoms, which creased, fubfiutus tendinum commenced, sooner or later occur as the consequence of and every thing seemed to prognosticate this imprudence. a fatal termination. Blisters had already The Deaths in the Bills of Mortality for been applied for the relief of different

the last four weeks, are stated as follow: organs which had been effected in the Abscess

3 course of the disease: but in this state of Abortive

3 extreme debility, it was judged proper Aged

89 to apply them to the extremities; and Ague they were accordingly applied, first to Apoplexy

6 the upper and afterwards to the lower Asthma

So extremities; and the use of them was

Brain Fever happily fucceeded by some abatement in Cancer

Child-bed the quickness of the pulse and the fubfultus tendinum. In this case a full dose of Consumption


302 opium, administered in the evening with

Croup a view to abate reflessness and anxiety Dropfy

77 and to procure sleep, did not succeed, but Evil the lame quantity in divided dotes, com Fever bined with camphor and valerian, had a French Pox much better effect. After a long Atrug. Gout

8 gle, and in the course of the eighth week Hooping Cough from the commencement of the disease, Jaundice

S the symptoms gradually abated, and the inflammation patient is now in a state of convalescence. Liver-grown

Lunatic At the close of the latt month feveral

Measles cases of hæmoptoe occurred, in which the

Mortification repeated use of the lancet, the application of leeches and blisters, the use of anti- Pleurity

Pally monial reinedies, and a flender diet happily Rupture fucceeded in the recovery of the patient. Small Pox

$1 In one of these cases a hard cough, Still-born quickness of the pulse, and a considerable Suddenly heat of the skin, continuing for some Teeth time, afforded but an unfavourable prog

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In April, 1798.

During several days in the month of


Number, obliged us to pestpone the Council was paid to the investigation of a principal part of the retrospect of public treasonable correspondence, said to have atairs till this month; therefore a fketch been carried on between fome perionis in of thote, of both March and April, will this country and France. Atter leveral be given in the present account.

State of Public Affairs.

300 examinations, Mr. O'Connor, Mr. Binns, tention, therefore, to make this a part of Mr. Quigley, Mr. Allen, and Jeremiah his plan. The adjustment of the taxes to Lary, were committed under a charge of be raised in lieu of those repealed was high treason; soon afterwards a coin- deferred for a few days. million was made out for trying them at On the 2d of April, Mr. Pitt introMaidstone, at the head of which was duced into the House of Commons his Mr. Justice Buller. The commission plan for the Redemption of the Land Tax. was opened at that place on the roth of He said, he had a plan to propose, which April. On the 12th of April the pri- had occupied much of his attention, and Ioners were brought to the Bar, and in- of which, on a former day, he had given formed by the Judge, that the Grand Jury notice. He had no doubt but the country of the county had found a bill of indict. would derive ultimately, the greatest ment against thein for high treason, and benefit from this measure. The leading that the court intended to adjourn to the principle of his plan was to absorb a 30th of April, when they would be large quantity of stock now in the market, arraigned.

by transferring it to the purchasers of the About the same time several persons land tax, on conditions equally eligible were taken into custody at Manchester, to the purchasers and to the public. The under a charge of high treason, and wealth and industry of the country, he was brought to London, and also several aware, were subjeết to Auctuate in local perfons, members of the London Cor- instances, but looking to the general state responding Society.

of the national property in an aggregate Mr. Wilberforce, in the House of Com- point of view, and from carefully exmons, on the ad of March observed, that amining into the internal lituation of the in pursuance of a notice which he had country, he had the pleasure to state that lately given, concerning the reimburse, we had now a greater command of capital ment of those costs which magistrates than at any former period in the history incurred by adminiftring the laws, he of Great Britain. "He would then, in Thould now move “ for leave to bring in the first instance, fimply state that the a bill authoriling certain courts to detray amount of the land tax was 2,000,000l. the expences which magistrates might per annum. For near' a century this tax incur in prosecuting for mitdemeanors, had not been less than the uniform rate of by paying the same out of their respective 4s. in the pound, so that gentlemen could ccunty, stock." Mr. Mainwaring op- not have any great expectation of any pored the motion. Mr. Rofe ftated, that diminution. By his plan, the public in a late decision in the Court of King's point of revenue would gain 400,000l. Bench rendered such a bill necessary to He proposed that when the 3 per cents. be passed into a law, and the motion was are at 50, for instance, that the value of agreed to.

the land tax should be rated to the purMr. Pitt, having on a former day chaser at twenty years purchase. Eignified his intention of propoting the At 52 to be rated ai 24 years purchase. repeal of the watch and clock tax, on account of its lamentable effects upon a

23 very numerous class of mechanics en At 60

24 gaged in the manufacture of those articles; By this plan, he said, the public might on the 14th of March observed to the have the advantage of four years purchase house, that although he had occupied a between the 3 per cents, and the sale of considerable portion of his time in form- the land tax. This would also give a clear ing a plan of asessment, to be adopted in profit of eight millions of money; which lieu of the tax on clocks and watches, lum being likewise invested, will produce he had not then definitively arranged it, an annual income of 460,000l. taking the but should premile what objects he had price of the 3 per cents. at an average of thought proper to select as fit for additi- $3. In this manner the public would onal taxation. These were the duties on redeem abcut 80 millions of 3 per cents. inhabited houses, window-lights, horses yielding an annuity of 2,400,oool. per, used in husbandry, and dogs. The tax annum, in lieu of the annual grant of on clocks and watches had been estimated two millions from the land tax, and all the to produce 200,000l, and this fum would expences of collection. He also urged certainly be obtained, if the duties he had the further advantage to be derived from just mentioned were additionally aflefled this scheme of taking so millions of public by imposts of one seventh or one eighth of debt out of the market. Notwithstanding their present produce. It was his in- these specious arguments, this plan of the

minint :

At 55


At 571


State of Public Affairs. minister was strongly opposed by several casion, and faid, that he hoped to fee 13 respectable members. Lord Sheffield common, no ordinary spirit animate the called it “ the most extraordinary and people to a manly refiftance to the enemy, unjust measure he had ever heard of," when they had to preserve their character Mr. Tierney. and Sir William Pulteney as Englishmen, and their independence were also against it: At length the as a nation. With respect to the French question was put and agreed to without a Republic, he did not mean to retraét a division. The Chancellor of the Ex. fingle iota of what he had formerly shequer has been equally successful in asserted; for he was firmly persuaded that fome fubsequent stages of this bill. the attempt of the coalesced princes to

On the įd of April, Mr. Wilberforce crush the infant Republic of France made another effort in the House of Com- produced that gigantic republic, whole mons to procure the abolition of the ilave object seemed to be that of fubjugating trade ; but the majority of the members every other civilized nation in Europe, were as usual inflexible to the tales of The obje&t of the enemy was to obtain cruelty and oppression which are exercised the dominion of the sea ; nor from this upon the unhappy Africans by civilized would they depart, whether a monarchical Europeans. The proposition was strongly or a republican form of government opposed by Mr. Bryan Edwards, whole prevailed; any attempt, therefore, to relocal knowledge of the subject seemed to Itore the ancient monarchy would be as make a forcible impression upon the house. futile in effect, as it would be abfurd in Upon a division there appeared for the speculation. He would not follow the motion 83, against it 87.

high example in Ireland, of calling About this time, Mr. Secretary Dundas Buonaparte either a moniter or a ruffiani introduced a bill, which was speedily he conceived such epithets as foolish as passed into a law, to enable his Majesty they were improper. At this crisis, he to augment the internal force of this faid, all party considerations

should cease; country by encouraging armed associations this was no time for discussing the errors throughout the nation; and in a few days which brought us into our present preafterwards he issued to the Lords Lieu- dicament. The question was, whether tenants of Counties printed copies of we chose to be conqiered by France, or directions how to act, respecting the drive whether we should frustrate their inten. ing off cattle, and providing for the army tions by a prompt and manly resistance. in case of an actual invalion.

Thofe who had leceded froin the wbig On the 20th of April, the same gentle- party, he said, had much to atone for; man presented to the House of Commons they had destroyed the confidence of the a meltage from the King, purporting that people by joining the standard of the his Majesty thought it proper to acquaint minister for places and emoluments, inhis faithful Commons, that from advices stead of what they profefled, the support which had been received, it appeared that of religion, morality and regular governthe preparations for the embarkation of ment. He beftowed the highest encotroops continued to he carried on with miums upon Mr. Fox, and expressed a encreasing activity in the ports of France, great anxiety to see him in some fituation Holland and Flanders, with the avowed of ostensible trult; because if the talents design of an immediate invasion of these of any individual could save the country, kingdoms; and that in doing so, the he poffefed them. He concluded by enemy was encouraged by their corre- giving his cordial support to the address {pondence with traitorous locieties within to his Majesty on the Message.-Mr. the realm. That his Majesty had a firm Pitt bestowed the highest compliments reliance on the bravery of his feets and upon Mr. Sheridan for the manly and armies, and on the zeal and confidence of spirited manner in which he had come his people. That his Majesty had cm- forward ; and hoped that his desire to pro. bodied 'the fupplementary cavalry, and mote unanimity would meet congenial that it was his intention to embody the sentiments in every corner of the country, supplementary militia and to make every The address was agreed to nem. con. other poflible preparation. That he re On the same day two Masters in commended to the Commons to consider, Chancery brought a bill from the lords, without delay, of such further means as which had been carried through all its they might devise, in order to defeat the stages on that day, for the suspention of the machinations of wicked and difaffected Habeas Corpus Ad. It was read a firit perfons within the realm.

time, when the House went into a come Mr. Sheridan rcfe on the present och mittec upon it, in which Mr. Sheridan


State of Public Affairs,

303 moved as an amendment that, instead of unanimity was more than ever necessary, the firft of February next, “ ten days After inveighing against the official after the meeting of parliament should be employment of profligate {pies and insubstituted.", Ŭpon a division there ap- ' formers, and dwelling upon the grievances peared for the amendment 14, against it that the Irish nation had to complain of, 113. The bill was then paffed through his Lordship concluded an impressive all the remaining stages, and was sent speech, with a motion to the following back to the Lords.

purport: On the next day (April the 21st), this " That an humble address be presented bill received the royal assent by com to the Lord Lieutenant, representing, that million. The Habeas Corpus Ad there. as parliament hath confided to him exfore now stands fufpended till the first of traordinary powers for supporting the February 1799.

laws, and for defeating the traitorous IRELAND.

combinations, which may exist in this Turbulence, assassination and military kingdom, this house feels it at the same law, still continue to be alternately preva- time a duty to recommend the adoption lent in this distracted nation.

of such conciliatory measures as may On the 12th of March, one of his allay the apprehensions and extinguish majesty's messengers, attended by a civil the discontents unhappily prevalent in this and military force, proceeded to the house country." of Mr. Oliver Bond, of Bridge-Street, Lord Glenworth, Earl Cavan, and in the city of Dublin, upon an informa- the Lord Chancellor spoke against the tion which had been received by govern- motion. ment, that the Provincial Committee of The Bishop of Down and Lord Duna United Irishmen of Leinster were to faney defended it. Lord Moira replied, affemble there for treasonable pur. after which Lords Rossmore and Belmont pores. A committee of fourteen dele- faid each a few words against the motion. gates were found fitting, and were im- At two o'clock in the morning the mediately taken into custody. Mr. Bond House divided.--Contents 8.-Non conwas not in the room of the meeting, but tents 44. papers affecting him are faid to have been · The House of Commons on the 16th found in his pockets. A warrant is said of April, upon a motion by Mr. Maxto be issued out against Lord Edward well, voted a certain paragraph, which Fitzgerald.

had appeared a few days before in an General Abercrombie lately issued English news paper, called the Sun, to be some orders relative to the better difcipline a false and siandalous libel. and regulation of the Irish army. This This paragraph stated, that “ several appears to be a political measure in direct regiments of the Irish 'militia had gone hostility to the plan originally avowed in over to the insurgents, whom the coercive, the proclamation issued by General Lake, measures of government had driven to and acted upon ever since, and therefore open rebellion.” Mr. Maxwell said, he has brought down the displeasure of some should, on a future day, move the house. persons upon the General, and it was even respecting an appropriate punishment for reported, at one time, that he was to relign. this atrocious libel. In the House of Lords of Ireland, a

FRANCE. long and important debate took place on The late transactions of the leaders of the 19th of February. The patriotic and the French Republic have excited at once amiahle EARL MOIRA was the leader of the fear and the astonishment of the rest of this debate : after explaining the motives Europe. Thiey have overthrown the which impelled him to addreis their Lord- triple crown, and raised a dernocratical ships, he adverted to the calumnies which form of government upon its ruins, conhad ben fo induftriously ipread against formable to the modern fystem of repre. him, and the inisrepresentations of which fentation. he had been accused. He faid, that he The Republic of Berne lias also exwas ready to re-alert every thing he had perienced a total change, as may be feen afferted in England, and was ready to in our lait, and for further security, prove the facts by incontrovertible cvi- Geneva has taken shelter under the power dénce. His Lordship then made a powerful of France. The whole of Switzerland appeal to the feelings of the House. He is taking meafures to form a Republic, called thein to delist from a tyttem of one and indivisible. A treaty of amity military coercion, which could only tend and commerce has taken place between the to create diffentions at a moment when Cfalpine and the Galic Republi s. Miontu. Mac, No. XXX.



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