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POLITICAL.

Ashford. By R. Lawrance, LL.D. The Character and Conduct of Bri- ls. 6d. tish Ministers in War and Negotia. The Jews a Blessing to the Nation, jon. Illustrated by Facts, with Ob. and Christians bound to seek their cervations. 15. Od,

Conversion to the Saviour: a SerDialogues of the Dead, or Conver- mon. By the Rev. T. Scott. Is. sations in the Shades. 35. 6d.

A Sermon, preached May 27, 1810, Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and at Aston Sandford, Bucks, occasioned Navigation between his Britannic by the Death of the Rev. J. C. BarMajesty and bis Royal Highness the neth, Missionary to Africa and the Prince Regent of Portugal, signed at East. By T. Scott Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 19, 1810. 2s.6d. The Four Gospels and Acts of

the Apostles; with Notes, explanatory Meditations for the Aged. By J. and practical. For the Use of FamiBrewster. 8vo. 98.6d.

lies and Schools. By J. Mann, D.D. Four Sermons, preached in London 12mo. Is. 6d. at the Sixteenth General Meeting of the Missionary Society, May 1810. Ss. Tour to Hafod, in Cardiganshire, A Sermon, preached at the Visita: the seat of T. Johnes, Esq. M.P. By tion of his Grace the Archbishop of J. E. Smith, M.D. royal folio Canterbury ju the Parish Church of 121. 125.

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RELIGION.

VOYAGES AND TRAVELS.

HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.

GazettE INTELLIGENCE.

I am informed that throughout this Downing-street, August 11, 1810.

trying day the commanding officers of the 430, 52d, and 95th regiments,

Licut. Col. A Dispatch, of which the following is Lieut. Col. Beckwith, an extract, was this morning receiv. Barclay, and Lieut. Col. Hull, and all ed at Lord Liverpool's Office, ad- the officers and soldiers of these exa dressed to bis Lordship by Lieu, cellent regiments, distinguished themtenant-General Viscount Welling. selves. In Lieut. Col. Hull

, who was ton, dated Alverca, July 25, 1810:

killed, his Majesty has lost an able

and deserving ohcer. NHE cavalry attached to General Brig. Gen. ('raufurd has also no

mained in the villages near the Fort of Portuguese Chasseurs under the of La Conception till the 21st instant, command of Lient. Col. Elder. when the enemy obliged it to retire Since yesterday the enemy have towards Almeida, and the Fort La made no movement. Conception was destroved.

Copy of General Crnufurd's Report in. From the 21st till yesterday morn

closed in Lord I'ellington's Dispatch ing, Brigadier-General Craufurd con

of the 25th July. tinued io occups a position near Almeida, with his left within eight hun

Caroelhal, July 05, 1810. drid yards of the fort, and his right MY LORD-I have the honour to extending towards Junca. The enemy report to your Lordship, that yesterattacked him in this position yester. day morning the enemy advanced to day morning, shortly after daylight, aliack the light division with between with a larze body of infantry and ca- 3000 and 4000 cavalry, a considerable valry, and the Brigadier-General re- number of guns, and a large body of tired across the bridge over the Co. infantry. On the first appearance of

In this operation I am sorry to say the leads of their columns, the cavalry that th: troops under his command and brigade of artillery attached to suffered considerable loss.

the division advanced to support the The enemy afterwards made three picquets, and Capt. Ross, with four efforts 10 stórm the bridge over the guns, was for some tinc engaged with Coa, in all of which they were re. ihose attached to the enemy's cavalry, pulser.

which were ofimuch larger calibre,

As the immense superiority of the lentless Fijee Chief, was ordered to enemy's force displayed itself

, we fell be slaughtered, as it was his determiback gradually towards the fortress, nation that not a single life should be upon the right of which the infantry spared. This ruthless sentence was of the division was posted, having its immediately executed with a club, left in some inclosures near the wind- three blows from which the youthful mill, about eight hundred yards rroin sufferer endured, and then expired. the place, and its right to the Coa, in The body was afterwards given into a very broken and extensive position, the charge of an attendant, to be roastwhich it was absolutely necessary to ed for the chief and his principal assooccupy, in order to cover the passage ciates. The horrors that immediately of the cavalry and artillery through succeeded the deleat, the most sensi. the long defile leading to the bridge. ble imagination can but faintly repre. After this was effected, the infantry sent. A massacre was determined on ; retired by degrees, and in as good and as the men had escaped the fury order as it is possible in ground so of their conquerors by flight, the woextremely intricate. A position close men and children became the chief in front of the bridge was maintained object of search-on which mission a as long as was necessary, to give time canoe was dispatched, and unhappily for the troops which had passed to the fatal discovery was very soon take up one behind the river: and wiade. On a signal from the shore, the bridge was afterwards defended numbers landel, and a hut was set with the greatest gallantry, though I fire to, probably as a signal for the am sorry to say with considerable loss, work of destruction to commence.by the 43d and part of the 95th regi- Within a cluster of mangroves the meut. Towards the afternoon the devoted wretches had takep sanctuary; firing ceased; and after it was dark, I many might undoubtedly have secured withdrew the troops from the Coa, themselves by accompanying the and retired to this place. The troops flight of their vanquished husbands behaved with the greatest gallantry. and relatives, could they have con.

R. CRAUFURD. sented to a separation from their helpLord Viscount Wellington, fic. less children, who were no less devoted Total of killed, wounded, and mis

than themselves. A dreadful yell was sing, 311.

the forerunner of the assault; the fe. rocious monsters rushed upon them

with their clubs, and, without regard New South WALES.

to sex or infancy, promiscuously butCannibals. Some Sydney Gazettes chered all. Some who still had life have reached town, one of which con- and motion were treated as dead bo. tains an account of a Cannibal expedi- dies, which were mostly dragged to tion from the Fijee islands, of which the beach by one of their limbs, and Mr. Thomas Smith, second officer of through the water into the canoes; the Favourite, Capt. Campbell, who their groans were disregarded, and was unexpectedly made prisoner by their unheeded protracted sufferings the natives on the 7th of October last, were still more hurtful to the feelings soon after the arrival of the vessel at of bumanity than even the general those islands, was compelled to be a massacre itself had been. Among the witness. 'A large fleet of canoes sailed slaughtered were some few men, whose from Highlea on the 11th of October age perhaps had prevented their to make war upon the island of Taf- flight; but, in fact, so sudden and so fere, or Tatleia; they arrived there on dreadful was the consteruation that the 12th, and bad a desperate conflict succeeded the defeat of the unhappy for some time with the natives of Taf. natives of Taffere, as no doubt to para. fere, who were also in their canoes, lyze the minds of the wretched creabut the latter, overpowered by greatly tures, when prompt consideration superior numbers, were forced to give could alone be serviceable to their de. way, and fled on shore. The canoes plorable condition. The conquerors were taken possession of, with only one appeared to anticipate with inordinate captive, an unfortunate boy, who be- delight the festival with which this sad ing presented to Bullaudain, the re. event had gratified their horrible ex

pectation. Forty-two bodies were for the massacre of the whole ship's extended on one platform in Bullan- company. There were about 30 in all, dam's canoe; and one of these, a 29 of them they tore limb from limb, young female, appearing most to at- and regaled themselves upon the flesh tract his attention, he desired that his of the unfortunate victims. About second in command would have it laid ten of the men, to save their lives, by for themselves.

climbed the masts, and two woment "The dead bodies were got into the passengers, and a lad, ran down be. canoes, and the whole fleet left Taffere low; the chief hailed the men, and on their return to the main island; told them, that they liad got all they where many others joined in the hor- wanted, having plundered the ship; rible festivity, which was conducted and that, if they would come down, with rude peals of acclamation. Mr. their lives should be spareil. ToedeSmith was on this occasion also taken luded men obeved; and fell, like their of shore hy the great chief, and here comrades, a sacrifice to the inordinate bad again to experience a detestable and bruial appetites of the cannibals. spectacle. The bodies had been dis- Therwey female passengers and the boy membered of their lunbs, which were were taken on shore, and the ship was suspended on the boughs of trees in burnt. The captain and men on shore readiness for cookery; and afterwards, were never lieard of. The rival chief, part of a human leg was otiered to Paii, situated at a different part of the Mr. Smith, who had never broke his island, hearing of the affair, expressed fast for five days. The offer lie reject. his sorrow on the occasion to the caped with abhorrence; and, upon his tain of the City of Edinburgh, who captors appearing astonished at the re- was at the island for timber; and prefusal, he gave them to understand, pared to accompany him with an that, if he eat of human Aesh, he armed force to release the women and should instantly die. They were sa- thc boy; in which they fully succeedtisfied with this excuse, and continued ed, and the latter arrived safe on their abominable severity the whole board the City of Edinburgh at the night.-Mr. Smith was at length re- Cape. leased, after fasting nine days; as were also some of the crew of the vessel, who had likewise been taken pri- DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.

London. A melancholy fate has attended the crew of the ship Boyd, which sailed Sunday, July 28 - About three this from Botany Bay to New Zealand, in morning, a dreadful tire broke out in consequence of an agreemeiit made the printing-othice of Mr. Gillet, near by the captain with one of the chiefs Salisbury-square, Fleet-street, which of New Zealand (who happened to be completely destroyed that building, as at Botany Bay) to purchase timber to well as the whole of his printing matake to England. 'On the arrival of terials and stock; and property to a the vessel, the captain was invited on great amount, belonging to Sir Richard shore, and attended the chief with Phillips, Mr. Stockdale, and other part of the ship's company in the booksellers. The fire also materially boat. Nothing particular iranspired injured Mr. Gillet's dwelling-house, on this occasion;tut the chief return. as likewise the adjoining ones belonged on board the ship, attended by a ing to Mr. Swan and Mr. Jackson, number of canoes full of men. They (the house lately in the occupation of were permitted to examine the ship, the Royal Jennerian Society) in Salisas a matter of curiosity. Tappolice, bury-square; and several others at the chief, was treated with great re- the back of the printing-office, in spect; and, having continued on Hanging-sword-alley, Crown-court, hoard some time, he got into his boat, &c. Mr. Gillet has been particularly for the purpose, as it was supposed, of unfortunate. Our readers will recolmeeting the captain of the ship, who, lect these same premises having been he said, had gone to see the timber. burnt down in 1805, and they bave Instead, however, of leaving the ship, been since completely rebuilt and he gave a yell, which was the signal fitted up at a great expence.

UNIVERSAL MAG, VOL. XIV.

soners.

Sacred

The Governors of Bethlem Hospital The number of dollars stamped and have obtained from the City the lease issued by the Bank of England, from of eleven acres of land in St. George's 1797 (inclusive) to the 8th of February Fields, for the purpose of erecting last, amounts to 4,817,634. thereon an asylum for lunatics, in lieu of the site in Moorfields, on which tion, has lately been erected in Aldgate

A stone, with the following inscripBethlem Hospital stood.

Church-yard, to the memory of the Considerable importations of wine young man who was unfortunately have recently been made.- On the shot in Mr. Goodeve's shop, on the 20th instant, ille quantity warehoused day Sir Francis Burnett was taken to in the King's waiehouses, was 4,595 the Tower :pipes and 214 hogsheads. The Master of the Roils has pro

to be Memory of

Thomas Ebral!, nounced his judgment in the inipor

Citizen and Com-meter, tant cause of ibe Attorney-General v.

who was shot hy a Life Guardsman the Earl of Clarendon. It is the

on the oth of April, 1810, suit which was instituted by the

in the shop of Mr. Goodeve, Parisbionc's of Hai against the

Ferchurch-street, present Governors of Harrow School, and died on the lich of the said month, alleging that the school was conduct- in the 24th year of his age. ed in a manner contrary to the inten- The ('oroner's Inquest brought in a verdicttions of the founder, and praying that murdlered by a Life Guardsman, unknown. the Governors might be removed, and « Thys said the Lord God, my right others appointed in their stead. lo hand shall not spare the sinners, and my point of fact the bill went to the sub- sword shall not cease over them that shed version of the whole system, upon innocent blood upon the earth.” 2d Esdras, which this celebrated seminary of ch. xv. v. 21 and 22. learning has been regulated. His Honour entered at large into the question, and the result was, his de- MARRIAGES AND DEATHS IN AND ciding every point in favour of the

NEAR LONDON. present Governors.

Marricid. ] At Mary-le-bone, the In pursuance of a petition to the Hon. Samuel Ilood, to Lady Charlotte House of Commons from the trustees Nelson. of the British Museum, Mr. Greville's

By special licence, at Mrs. Lockcollection of minerals has been valued hart's, 'Spanish-place, Blanchesterby Dis. Babington and Wollaston, and square, the lion. Major Fleury Murra!, five other gentlemen, who report that brother of the Earl of Mansfield, to the whole collection consists of about Mis De Vismes. 20,000 specimens; that the series of Died.) On the g3d inst. Thomas crystallized rubellites, diamonds, and Ebrall, father of the unfortunate precious stones in general, as well as Thomas Enrall, alove. . It has been the series of the various ores, far sur observed by those who knew him, pass any that are known to them in that he had not been well since the the different collections, and that the death of his son: before that period value of the whole is 15,727 l. includ- he was a remarkably hearty man. The ing the cabinets, which cost 1,6001. last words he ultered were-" () my

The following inscription has lately niurdered son !" been cut upon a tomb-stone, at the At'Turubain Green, Mr. Ogden, of back of St. Martin's church, in the sporting memory: he was the most burying-ground in Church-court:- quick calcularor of the long odds erer “ Sacred to the memory of Jolur. Irwin, ly bedge his bets, when many horses

knoirn on the turf, and could as readiEsq. of Shig, in Ireland, surgeon to his Majesty's Forces, who diei on the 22d day started, to as to secure himself a winof April, 1810, aged 59 years; a victim, ner, by which peculiar talent he like thousands of our gallant countrymen, realized a fortune of 100,000. He to the fatal consequences of the unfor bad occasionally' kepr faro tables, &c. tunate expedirion to the Scheldt, coni

on a large scale; and though be promanded by John Earl of Chatham.” fired by the folly of others, unfuire

play was never imputed to him, ana integrity of character, he joined that he had many valuable traits in his of liberality to his tenants and decharacter.

pendants. But the sense of his loss In Stoane-street, the Rev. Henry will best be soothed by the recollection Revnell, D. D. many years one of the of his virtuves. Justices of Worship-street office. At her residence, in Gloucester

The Rev. Richard Cecil, of an apo- place, Lady Hawke. Her ladyship plectic fit, in the 63d year of his age, was daughter and heiress of the late late minister of the chapel in James- Colonel Harvey, of Womedsby, in the street, Bedford-row, and vicar of Coh- West Riding of Yorkshire. ham, Surrey.

In his ged year, General C.Vernon, At his house in White-horse-street, Lieutenant Governor of the Tower, Stepney, Richard Price, Esq. in the and the oldest General in his Majesty's 15th vear of his age, after a long and service. painful illness. "To an unblemished

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When she spoke of the other woman IED.) Latelv, at bis seat at For. to him, he said he was wounded with Admiral of the White squadron, aged name went to his heart like a knife.78. He was made Post on the Oily of He told the landlord to send for his November, 1777; Vice-Admiral on

wife a second time, for he should not the 14th of February, 1799, and Adobe able to speak after nine o'clock. miral on the o3d of April, 1804. lle While taking off his clothes, he said, was of Boscawen's school, and has sig.

These shall never go on again."— nalized himself on several occasions; The landlord observed, “I hope you but the gout, &c. had rendered him are not going to take away your life.” incapable of service, several years

He replied, * God forbid! I have no past. His only surviving son, Mr. S. such intention." About nine at night Young, it is said, iplerits all his he went into a fit, in which he contifunded property, with his estates in pued till five in the morning, when Berkshire and Surrey: Lady Young be expired! Though he had money is to have his town-house, in addition with him, he had eat nothing but half to ber dowry, which is considerable, a penny loaf for three days.--The He married the daughter of the cele. surgeons said they saw no appearance brated Dr. Battz. Admiral Young of his having taken poison, or any tose in the navy by his own merits, thing whaiever to lasten his dcath. and arvanced his fortune by marriage, as he has fiequently observed, that when lie was a peity officer, he had

Melancholy Accident.--A plumber but half-a-crown perdav to live upon, being lately employed to repair the and used to cleau his own boots, pipe of a pump, belonging to Mr.

Bond, of Chudleigh, found the carbo

nic gas from the well (which had not Died.) At Lockerby, near Carlisle, been opened since the dreadful fire Robert Anderson, shoemaher. The at that place in 1807) so powerful that circumstances attending his death are he would not venture in; two miners, noi a little curious:---Last July, when who had been at work in the neighliving at Dumiries, hic abardoned his bourhood, coming by at it.ai instant, oun wife, and eloped with his neiglene of ihein volonterred to go down, boui's.-On the evening of Saturday (a ladder 19 feet in length had previa he re!urned to Locherly, and sent ously been fixosi) but before he had for his with, wito naturally indignant, descended halt that depth, fell off asked him how lie had the assurance and sunk to the bottom, about forty to come where she was te replied, tee:. Lis companion followed, and that he was come to die beside her, une hiredbe same fate. A joiner, named that he would die early tomorrow Nosworthy, czased a roprio be fixed morning, for bis heart was broken!-- round his waist, and was let down :

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