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State of Public Affairs. dition to the national debt was only seven lations, he said, would produce about the millions.

sum of 1,170,00 -1. He next proposed a The interest of the fum is 577,000 duty on tonnage, at the rate of 6d. per To which must be added, interest

ton to Ireland; is. 6d. to Russia and the upon unfunded debt

186,000 Baltic; 44, to the East Indies ; 6d, to

Newfoundland, and rod. to America, Making together the sum of 763,000 From hence a further fum of 208,000l, To be provided for by permanent taxes. would be obtained. The total amount

This sum the minister proposed to be of these fums would be 1,378,000l. ; raised in the following manner:

they had been estimated by Mr, Pitt at Five shillings, additional duty, per

1,500,oool, but respect for our own mabushel,'on falt

502,000 Five per cent. on tea above 25, 60,

nufactures had induced him to lower the

term.

111,000 Armorial bearings

The several resolutions were agreed to, 150,000

The French have lately been repulied i

763,000 in an attack upon the finall ities of St. The Attorney General, on the urth of Marçon, situate on their own coast, which May, brought up his bill to regulate the have been for some tine inade ule of by publication of newspapers, wlrich obliges the English as a poit of obfervation, every proprietor,editor, conductor,printer, Upon the 7th of May, about fifty boats publisher, and manual printer of a newf- from La Hogie, about day break in the paper, to give in, upon oath, the place morning, formed a line a-breast of the where the paper is printed, with their re weltern redoubt, where Lieutenant Price {pective names and places of abode; and cominanded. Having all his

guns,

which renders these affidavits matter of evidence he could bring to bear, well pointed, he when produced in a court of law.

began a steady and well directed fire upon * The house then went into a committee thein, until the flat boats came within of ways and means. Mr. Rose observed, mulkıt thot, when he observed lix or seven that a duty on exports and imports was of their go down, whilst the others took partly the object of the further regulations out the living part of the crews. He relative to the failing of convoys. He towed one into the islands, the others, did not mean to say that that measure was consisting of 43, returned into La Hogue. equivalent to this; but he could not help. It appeared, from the crowded state of thinking, that as far as trade was protect their decks, that they must have received ed, it would be proper to impote some duty. great damage and laughter. It was at first intended, he said, to impose

A French ship of 74 guns and 700 a duty of 24d. per cent. on exports gene.

men, called l'Hercule, was taken near rally, except in a few cales; but on a re Brest harbour, by the British Tip Mars, presentation from the merchants, he should commanded by Captain Hood, on the propose a duty on exports to any port of 21st of April. The action was bravely Europe, of one half per cent, only to fought on both sides; the captain of the America and the West Indies, where Mars received a mortal wound near the there was no competition with foreigners, close of the battle, and expired just as the a duty.of 2 per cent. The exports tó enemy's ship had truck her colours. The Ireland should continue free as they now carnage on board the French was very are; and no duty was intended to be im- great, and the Mars loft about forty of poied on Eaft India exports, because it her crew. would fall on the company, who generally A secret, and, we are concerned to add, undertook to protect their own trade. a most unfortunate expedition, failed from According to his estimation, a duty of Margate roads about the 18th of May. one half per cent. on exports to any port It coniitted of several armed fhips, with of Europe would produce a revenue of between two and three thousand troops on 233,00ol. With respect to imports, it board, under the command of General vas intended to impole on them a duty of Coote. The place of attack was kept three per cent. This duty would only an entire secret till the fecond day after attach to such articles from the Eati In- their failing, when they came within gun dies as fell into a competition with our hot of the harbour of Ostend : the ships own markets, or our imports, from any and boats of the enemy were attacked other, part of the workl, Such as mullin, with the greatest bravery, and about half which was brought to considerable per- the troops were landed ; and, according fection at home. The duty on imports he to the Gazettee *, did confiderable dan timated at 861,000l. The whole of

ties, joined to some further regu.

Probably it

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30 mage to the harbour, bason, &c. At length the advantages of colonization, he twelve o'clock, however, the French obferved, that a colony ought not to be poured in great numbers upon the invad- forined by the trantinigration of a great ers, and the wind at the lame time be part of a nation. The expulsion of the coming unfavourable, so as to prevent Moors, and the revocation of the edi&t of their reinbarking, they were all com: Nantz, proved how much too great an pelled to surrender prisoners of war, to emigration tended to enfeeble a country. the number of about fifteen hundred men, “ What kind of government muft that after having had about one hundred killed be," said he, “which always depopu. and as many wounded.

lates the ftate in order to tranquillize it?"

The Executive Directory, on the oth In the Council of Five Hundred, on of May, assembled in order to decide by the 12th of April, Citizen Eschasse- lot, conformably to the constitution, RIAUX the elder made a long and elabo. which of them should quit that important rate report upon the subject of coloniza- office. The necessary balls were prepared tion, in which he pointed out the rise and with great folemnity, and the lot fell upon progress of it froin ancient to modern FRANCOIS DE NEUFCHATEAU to leave times; as he proceeded, he urged the be- the Directory. Upon this decision being nefits which mankind had repeated from announced, Gen. BERTHIER, THREILcolonization, and pointed out the places HARD, TALLEYRAND, and САМ. which late discoveries had laid open for BACERES, became candidates for the vą future exertions of this kind. He de- cant feat. scribed Egypt as inhabited by half civi The great business of the elections was lized tribes, famous for its fertility, and finished about the end of April, and on as a place which industry might reitore to the second of May the Directory fent a a healthful temperature, and to the culti- message to the Council of Five Hundred vation of the most valuable productions; upon this subject. After enumerating separated only from the new acquisition the various efforts which the enemies of of France by a narrow fea. “Can there the republic had made upon

liinilar occabe," said ESCHASSERIAUX, a more lions, to introduce royalists and anarchists Suitable enterprize for a nation, which has into the legillative assemblies, the message already given liberty to Europe, and asserts, " that it ever there were a period emancipated America, than to completely in which the republic might appear superegenerate a country, which was the firtt rior to the perfidious hopes fo often contheatre of civilization in the universe; to ceived for its destruction, and so often difcall back the sciences, industry, and the appointed, it would be when, triumphant arts, to the place of their maturity, and without, and feated upon the innumeraa to lay the foundation of a new Thebes, ble trophies which the has gained, the or another Memphis?He contended that reckons almost as many victories as fola Russia, in establishing colonies upon the diers. Yet notwithstanding this, there Black fea, let a proper example to the does exist an anarchical conspiracy to French republic, to form similar establish- make the primary and electoral assemblies ments in Asia and Africa, particularly the nurseries of future plots.” The Diin a quarter, which would render her rectory next proceeded to state the revival Adriatic illands of such value and import- of anarchy from the re-establishment of After having pointed out at great conftitutional circles; they particularly

point out Stratsburgh, Perpignan, La the gazette writer to affert, that the blowing Sarche, Metz, Vermoul, and Paris, as up of works at Ottend would interrupt the places where the elections were influenced communication between Holland, France, by the intrigues of the anarchists. The and Flanders! It will appear, on the sight- message concludes with hoping, that the eft inspection of the map, that the canal which council will not permit men loaded with runs to Ostend is but a collateral branch of the every crime to fit in the legislature; and grand Flanders canal, which does not approach that they would mark with, reprobation nearer than 64 miles of Ostend, and confe- thole infamous choices, equally deroga. quentiy could be in no respect injured by the blowing up the flood gates at the termination tory from the dignity of the republic and

their own independence. of the collateral branch. Veffels pailing along the grand trunk, from Bruges to

A committee was appointed to make a Nieuport and Dunkirk, do not approach near- report upon this message; on the 7th of er to Oitend tban ac the point of junction, May a report was accordingly made and which, as before stated, is dix miles distant. brought up. It stated the necessity of exThe real object of this expedition appears, cluding from the legislature the partizans thereforc, to be still involved in myftery. of the two great parties which agitated

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otate of Public Affairs. the republic, the anarchists and the royal which he had not then ready: in contes ifts. The reporter moved a plan contain- quence of this the populace afsembled, ing eighty-eight articles; the first of and with a shower of ftones broke his which was to annul all the decitions that windows, forced open the gates, and had been pronounced on individual elec- rushed into the court with lond cries of tion cases, in fo far as they were incon- death and destruction to every Frenchfiftent with the new disposition to be man. After the laws of nations had been adopted.

thus outrageously violated,BERSADOTTE The other part of the plan went to va. retired to Ratadt until this affair shoul lidate, or invalidate partially, the opera- be adjusted. tions of the different electoral afsemblies It is now faid, that during his refidence of the republic, by rejecting members of there, the Emperor took meaiures to bring the same deputation, those whole election the ringleaders of this mob to punifhment, was ascribed to intrigue and the spirit of and the affair is in a fair way of being faction.

amicably adjusted. General JOURDAN molt justly confi By the last intelligence from Raftadt, dered the plan as hostile to the sovereignty the friends of peace are inclined to hope, of the people, and to the freedom of the that the negotiations carrying on there constitution. Before the council took upon will soon be brought to a happy iffue. itself to act as a national jury, the exist. The great question of ceding to the French ence of the conspiracy ought to be proved. republic the territory on the left bank of BOUCHIN and Juisot spoke on the same the Rhine being nearly settled between the fide, and opposed a general profcription. contracting powers.

AUDOUIN contended, that the interest of individuals must yield to that of the The negotiation which was carrying ftate, and that the measure proposed was on at Paris, to adjust the differences beneceffary to the conftitution, and the tween the United States and the French maintenance of true liberty. The plan Republic, has been lately broken off, a was at length adopted, and BAILLEUL at least suspended. The President of took occation to declare, that the report America las published the correspond. was the production of the committee, and ence, and even the conversations which not of the Directory, as had been insi. took place between the different negotianuated.

tors and their secret agents upon this occaBy this unprincipled measure, the elec. fion. This publication is the most extions of fix or seven departments were an- traordinary of any to be fonnd in diplonulled in toto; besides those of a great matic history, and exposes a system of cor. many individuals.

ruption and political infamy not to be : The following are among the places matched in the history of mankind. It whose elections are annulled :-L'Allier, accuses the Directory of employing secret La Dordogne les Landes, Loir and Cher, agents to tamper with the American enla Loire, Bafles Pyrenees, Haute Vienne. voys, in order to procure for themselves 3 HOLLAND.

private douceur of fifty thousand pounds, The Batavian republic has accepted the à loan from the state, as a preliminary of new.conftitution : this intelligence was peace between the two republics ; and it officially noticed to the Directory of further appears, that M. TALLEYRAND, France by the ininister for foreign affairs. the French minifter for foreign affairs,

The number of voters assembled upon was privy to these molt disgraceful prothis occalion was much greater than was ceedings carried on by his agents, who, afsembled iait year. The primary assem- in his correspondence are distinguished by blies accepted the constitution on the 2zd the letters X. Y. and Z. of April, when the utmott tranquillity A meffage has been sent from the Prefiprevailed. It was unanimously accepted dent to the House of Representatives, in by the Batavian garrison. At Amsterdam which he recommended the making of the the nu:nbers were, for the constitution most vigorous preparations for defence, if 10,493, against it 114.

not for war; and informed congress, that

he had rescinded the regulations by which About the middle of April an event the ships of the United States were pretook place at Vienna, which seemed once vented from failing in an armed condition. more to threaten Europe with the revival In the House of Representatives of the of the continental war. BERNADOTTE, State of Philadelphia, a motion was made the republican anbaffador, had caused the to declare it inexpedient for America to go tri-coloured fing to be hoisted before the to war for any reason fhort of the invasion door of his honie, in order to supply the of its territory, especially against a proplace of the arms of the French republic, ple with whom it was lately united by the

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Marriages and Deaths in and near London,

387 ties of friendship. This motion was ne. fon the fortifications, to raise a provisional gatived by 37 to 33.

ai my, and to provide for military Acres The fenate of the United States, on the and arms. These refolutions were noi di26th of March, brought forward a ftring cided when the last intelligence was fint of resolutions, which had for their object from America, exiept the firy, which was to lay an embargo, to complete and garri. negatived.

Marriages and Deaths, in and near London. Married.) Ac Bromley, Kent, Mr. W. In Caroline-itreet, Bedford-Square, in his Smith, of Ave Maria-lane, to Miss Ann 74th year, Peter Mounier, esq. Furlonger,

In Duke-itreet, Westminster, after a fevers At St. George's, Hanover-square, by che and lingering illness, supported with great forLord Bishop of St. Afaph, the Rev. H. Hol- titude and resignation, Mrs. Hickens, second land Edwards, of Pennant, Denbighshire, to daughter of the late E. M. Rebone, efq. of Mifs Palmer, of Upper Grosvenor-place. Colchester, and wife of H. J. Hickens, esq.

At the same place, Mr. Hickman, to of Worley-hall, Berks.
Miss Kenrick, of lícoyd Park, Flintshire. At Pentonville, aged 67, Mr. Bedweli

At Mary-le-Bone church, David Bevan, Law, booklelier, of Ave Maria-lane.
çfq. eldeít son of Silvanus Bevan, csq. of in Lamb's Conduit-itreet, Mrs. Crook.
Biddlesworth hall, Norfolk, to Miss Favell In her 22d year, Mrs. Gaillemond, of Wil-
Barke Lee, youngest daughter of the late fon-treet, Finsbury-square.
Robert Cooper Lee, efq. of Bedford-fquare. Mr. John

Bullen, brandy merchant, Mor, At St. Sepulchre's, Thomas Parsons, esq. gan’s-lane, Tooley-street. of Illington, to Miss Edmonds, of Wandi At Mile End, Mrs. Brewer, widow of the worth.

late rev. Samuel Brewer, of Stepney. In London, Murton Dalrymple, esq. of At Hammersmith, aged 21, Miss Mellith. Fordels, to Miss Frances Ingram Spence, of In Grosvenor-row, Chelsea, Mr. Jols Hanover-square.

Poulain. In Westminster, Mr. Dennett, surgeon, In Great Ruffell-ftreet, Bloomsbury, Mrs. of Frith-ftreet, Subo, to Miss Berrow, niece Jane Blake, a lady of great worth, and the lag of Andrew Jordaine, efq. of Great George. surviving branch of a very respectable family. ftreet.

In Mortimer-street, Cavendish-square, Mrs. In Weitminfter, James Wake, erg. of Duffield. Lincoln's-inn, to Mits Smith, daughter of the At his chambers in the Temple, aged 75, rev. Dr. Smith, prebendary of Westminster. William Myddleton, esq.

At St. George the Martyr, Queen-square, By the bursting of a blood-veffel, Thomas the rev. Daniel Veyfie, tu Mils Arnold, of Sanders, eiq. of Upper Thames-Street, Queen-square.

Golden-square. John Auldjo, esq. of Finsbury-{quare, to At Kentington Gore, in her 73d year, Mrs. Miss Rose, daughter of John Rose, elg. of Ann Bowles. Norfolk-street, Strand.

Mrs. Sparkes, of Doughty-street. At St. Giles's in the fields, John Sar. In Clarges-street, the Right Hon. Lady geaunt, esq. of Great Queen-ftreet, Lincoln's Sophia Augusta Lambert, youngest daughter Inn-fields, to Miss Birch, daughter of Mr. of che Earl of Cavan. Birch, of the same place.

Mr. Robert Mellish, of Lime-houft, shipThomas Goldney, etg. of St. James's-street; builder. to Miss Charlotte Milward, daughter of the It the Maze, Southwark, H.S. Holcombe, late John Milward, esq. of Bromley.. cfq. brewer.

Mr. Hanam, of the Strand, to Miss M. in London, the Hon. Augustus Windsor, Gordon, daughter of Capt. Gordon, of St. youngert son of the Earl of Plymouth. George's in the East.

Mrs. Barber, wife of Mr. Thomas Barber, In London, Comte Royer de St. Julien, to mao's mercer, Hay-market. Miss Lewin, daughter of the late Samuel In Queen Ann-ftrcet Eait, Parker Halley, Lewin, erg.

elg. The rev. T. Atwood, of Qucen-square, In London, after a lingering indisposition, Westminster, to Miss Burtenthaw, of Lind- Thomas Jewer, eiq. late of Bath, and forfeld, Suflex.

merly of Jamaica. In London, Mr. Brunn, of Charing Cross, Mr. William Poynder, of Great East-cheap. to Miss Brewman.

plumber. Mr. Sabere, of Church-ftreet, Spital-fields, Mr. Northcote, filversmith, of Berkley. to Miss Collins, of Bethnal-green.

ftreet, Cle:kenwell. Died.] In Norton-street, Portland-place, At Epsom, Mrs. May Graham, widow of Sir Philip Houghton Clarke, bart. The title John Graliam, eig, furmeriy of the council descends to his only brother, now Sir Simon of Calcueta, Houghton Clarke, bart.

In Hatton Garden, Mr. John Johnson In Chelsea, Mr. Duffell.

Clare, attorney. Ac Clapton, Mrs, Comptoa.

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Marriages and Deaths in and near London The rev. Richard Stainsby, more than 40 cepted an invitation from the rer. M. years lecturer of St. Mary, Strand.

Howell, of Birminghanı, to affift him in the At Hackney, Lieuc. Colonel James Chaf- fuperintendance of a large school. In 1753, well, of the first royal regiment of the Tower he was chosen paitor of a congregatioa u Hamlet militia.

Stamford, Lincolnshire, where he continued In Westminster, Arthur Kelly, efq. the near three years, when he removed to Wok lace lieutenant-colonel of the South Devon ingham, Berks. During his refidence at thi Milicia. Mr. Kelly was descended from an place, he completed his « Concorderco os tés antient and distinguished family in Ireland, Greek Teftament, wirb en Engli tier fan, and the dignity of which he well maintained. short Critical Notes;" printed in 1767. Being After Thewing the danger and honor of a desirous of a situation near Londori, where he British soldier during the seven years war, had formed an extenfive acquaintance, ca He returned home and married Miss Parker, the death of the rev. Mr. Baron, buc accepted fifter to the late and aunt to the present Lord the pastoral charge of the Diffenting church Boringdon, and coufin to the present Earl at Sydenham. In 1768 he married Ma. Poulett. To the Lady Mr. Kelly had been Martha Still, the widow of a very respectable long att ched. He was a truly amiable member of his late congregation at Wokingcharacter, being eminently distinguished by liam. On her decease in 1777, he was his benevolence to the poor, his extraordinary elected curator of Dr. Daniel Williams's 1s. tenderness and affection to his relatives and brary, in Red Cross Itreet: a library, from friends, and by an uniform endeavour to ren its situation, little known to the pabiic, der happy all with whom he was connected. though it contains a large collection of fcarte

At Kentish Town, aged 84, John Little, and very valuable books, and almoft all the efq. Some days previous to his death, his works of the Nonconformists. The adras physician persuaded him to take a little wine, tages of this situation, enabled him to proas indispenfibly necessary to recruit his decay- cure every information he could with, os ed strength, occasioned by his miserable and subject that had much engaged his thoughts; parfimonious living. Mr. Little, fearful of the authenticity of the two first chapters of trufting his fervants with the key of the wine St. Matthew's gospel. The result of his ise cellar, insisted upon his carrying him down quiry he published in his “ Thougbus est fairs, to get a single bottle; when the sud- Origin of Languages. While he relided at the den transition from a warm będ to a damp cel. library, he married in Jan. 1781, Miss lar brought on a fit of apoplexy, which occa- Elizabeth Dunn, one of the daughters of foned his death. On examination, it appeared Joshua Dunn, Erq. of Newington Grets, that he poffefsed upwards of 25,00ol. in the formerly a very respectable merchant of the different tontincs; 11,000l. in the 4 per cents. city of London, and one of the most useful befides 2000 per ann. of landed property; laymon among the diflenters. From the which now devolves to a brother, to whom he fluctuations which frequently take place in never afforded the leaft aslistance, on account the villages near London, the number of of his being married, matrimony being a state diffenters had so far decreased, that, on the into which he himself never entered, and for expiration of the lease of the chapel, the which he always entertained the greatest de. Doctor, finding the infirmities of age rapidly testation. He resided upwards of forty years advancing, refolved to relign the office of the in the same house, one room of which had no ministry, and devote the remainder of his been occupied for the space of 14 years: but life to study and the Society of a few friends. which on his death was found to contain 173 At the time of his decease, be had nearly pairs of breeches, with a large proportion of completed the printing of a translation of other articles of wearing apparel, all which Cbritomeus's Græco-Barbara Novi Teftamenti, were in such a wretched ftate of decay, chat &c. which will be thortly published. A they were sold to a Jew for a lingie balf guinea. work deligned to explain fome difficult para In the coach-house were discovered, secreted sages of scripture. He was the author of fein different parts of the building, 180 wigs, veral pamphlets on different subjects, and which had been bequeathed to him by differ- printed a few separate fermons. His social ent relatives, and in which he fet great store. virtues secured to hin the eftcem of his x.

At Ilington, on Sunday, April 15th, the quaintance and friends; and his decease will rev. John Williams, I.. L. D. He was born bc long and deeply felt by his mourning at Lampeter, Cardiganshire, South Wales, widow. on the 25th of March 1727. His father, a On the 3d of April, after a few days ill. respectable tanner, placed him at the free ness, at his house near Hermitage Sirs, School in that town. Having very early ex Wapping, in the 6th year of his age, Mr. prefied a strong inclination for the ministry, Jonn Lirie, a yentleman well known in the when he had acquired a competent know. literary world, for his deep and accurate ledge of che cladics, he was admitted a ftu- knowledge of the learned languages. Hig dent at the distenting academy, at Carmar- small, but beautiful and corrca edition of then. Here he affiduously cultivated thore Horace, will be a lasting monument to his studies that would qualify him for the office memory; and the benevolence and integrity of a christian minister, and made confiderable of his character, muft render his loss a tubo improvement in the mathematics. On the ject of the deepest regret to all who had the

-tjan nf bis academical course, he ac- happinets of his acquaintance.

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