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jiate all interests, and by that means to pre. knowledges the government of Spain as party
serve all the powers which exist, and so in to any negociation.
sure the happiness of Europe and of this ge That such is the intention of the Emperor
neration, at the head of which Providence of Russia, his majesty cannot doubt.
bas placed us.

His majesty recollects with facisfa&tion the (Sigoed) ALEXANDER-NAPOLEON. lively interest which his imperial majesty kas

always manifested for the welfare and dignity Letter from M. DE CHAMPAGNY to Mr. of the Spanish monarchy, and he wants no

Secretary CANNING, dated Erfurth, Oc- other assurance that his imperial majesty cantober 17, 1808. Received October 21. not have been induced to (an&tion by his con

SIR-I have the honour to transmit to currence, or by his approbation, ufurpations, your excellency a letter which the Emperor the principle of which is not less unjust chan of the French and the Emperor of all the their example is dangerous to all legicimate Russias wrote to his Britannic majesty. The sovereigns. grandeur and the sincerity of this step will, As soon as the answers on this point dall without doubt, be felt. That cannot be at. have been received, and as soon as his majetty tributed to weakness, which is the result of thall have learnt the sentiments of the King the intimate connection between the two of Sweden, and those of the government of greatest sovereigns of the Continent, united Spain, I hall not fail ro receive the comfor peace as well as for war,

mands of his majefty for such communicaHis majesty the Emperor has commanded tions as it may be necessary to make upon the me to make known to your excellency, that ulterior objects of the letter of Count Robe has nominated plenipotentiaries, who will manzoff, repair to that city on the Coniinent to which

GEORGE CANNING. his majesty the King of Great Britain and his allies shall send their plenipotentiaries. Letter from Mr. Secretary CANNING TO M. With respect to the basis of the negotiation, de CHAMPAGNY, dated Foreign Office, their majesties are disposed to adopt those 28th O&ober, 1808. formerly proposed by England herself, name SIR--Having laid before the king my ly, the uri possidetis, and any other basis master the two letters which your excellency founded upon justice, and the reciprocity and transmitted came from Erfurth, one of which equality which ought to prevail between all was addressed to his majesty, I have received great nations.

his majesty's commands to return, in answer CHAMPAGNY. to that lecter, the official note which I have

the honour hierew th to enclofe. Letter from Mr. Secretary CANNING, to the I am commanded to add, that his majesty

Russian Ambassador at Paris, dated Fou will lose no time in communicating to the reigo Office, 28th October, 1808.

king of Sweden and to the government of Sir-Having laid before the king my Spain the proposals which have been made to master the two letters which his excellency his majeity. the Count Nicolas de Romanzoff has trans Your excellency will see the necessity of mitted to me from Erfurth, I have received an assurance being immediately afforded to his majesty's commands to reply to that bis majesty, that the admission of the gowhich is addressed to him, by the official vernment of Spain as a party to the negonote which I have che honour to enclose to ciation is understood and agreed to hy France. your excellency.

After the answer of your excellency upon However desirous his majesty might be his point shall have been received, and lo to reply directly to his majesty the Emperor foon as his majesty thall be in poslehion of of Russia, you cannot but feel, sir, chat, from the sentiments of the King of Sweden and of the unusual manner in which the letters the government of Spain, I shall receive his figned by his imperial majesty were drawn up, majesty's commands to communicate with and which has entirely deprived them of the your excellency on che remaining points of char:cter of a private and personal communi- your letter. cation, bis majeity has found it impolliole to

GEORGE CANNING. adopt chat mark of respect towards the Enperor of Ruilia, without at the same time

OFFICIAL NOTE. acknowledging uities which his niajesty never The king has uniformly declared his rea. bas acknowledged.

diness and deure to enter into negociations I am commanded to add to che contents of for a general peace, on terins confittent with the official note, that his majesty will,haiten the honour of his majesty's crowia, with fideto communicate to his majetty the King of lity to his engagement, and with the perSweden, and to the existing government of manent repose and security of Europe. His Spain, the propofuls which have been made majesty repeats that deciaration. to hin,

If the condition of che Continent be one of Your excellency will perceive that it is ab. agitation and of wretched sess; if many dates fulutely necessary that his majesty thould re have been overthrown, a:d more are still me ceive an immediate alurancey chat France ac. Daced with subverkon; it is a contoiation to

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the king to reflect, that no part of the con bis majesty the King of Great Britain, and vulfions which have already been experi- addressed by his excellency to the Russian enced, or of those which are threatened for ambassador at Paris. the future, can be in any degree imputable That the admission of the sovereigns in ta his majesty. The king is inoft willing to alliance with England to a Congress cannot acknowledge that all such dreadful changes be a point of difficulty, and that Ruflia and are indeed contrary to the policy of Great France consent to it. Britain.

But this principle by no means extends to If the cause of so much misery is to the neceility of admitting the plenipotentibe found in the stagnation of commercial aries of the Spanish insurgenis : the emperor intercourse, although his majesty cannot be of Ruflia cannot admit them.

His empire, expected to hear, with unqualified regret, in fimilar circumstances and England can that the fyftem devised for the destruction of recollect one particular instance, has been the commerce of his subjects has recoiled upon true to the same principle. Moreover, he its authors, or its instruments, yet is it nei. has already acknowledged the King Joseph ther in the disposition of his majesty, nor in Napoleon. He has announced to his Britanthe character of the people over whom he nic Majesty, that he was united with the reigns, to rejoice in the privations and unhap- emperor of the French for peace as well as piness even of the nations which are com for war, and his Imperial Majesty here rebined against him. His majesty anxiously peats that declaration. He is resolved not de fires the termination of the sufferings of the to separate his interests from those of that Continent.

monarch ; but they are both ready to conThe war in which his majesty is engaged, clude a peace, provided it be just, honoura. was entered into by his majesty for the im- ble, and equal for all parties. mediate object of national safety. It has The underfigned fees with pleasure, that, been prolonged only because no secure and in this difference of opinion respecting the bonourable means of terminating it have hi- Spaniards, nothing presents itself which can cherto been afforded by his enensies.

either prevent or delay the opening of a ConBut in the progress of a war, begun for gress. He derives his persuasion in this refelf-defence, new obligations have been im- spect, from that which his Britannic Maposed upon his majesty, in behalf of powers jesty has himself confided to the two em. whom the aggressions of a common enemy perors, that he is bound by no positive enhave compelled to make common cause with gagement with those who have taken up his majesty, or who have solicited his ma arms in Spain. jesty's a Miftance and support in the vindica After fifteen years of war, Europe has a tion of their national independence.

right to demand peace. The interests of all The interests of the crown of Portugal and the powers, including that of England, is to of his Sicilian majesty are confided to his render ic general: humanity commands it; majesty's friendship and protection.

and such a delire, surely, cannot be foreign With the King of Sweden his majesty is to the feelings of his Britannic Majesty. connected by ties of the closest alliance, and How can it be, that he alone can withdraw by ftipulations which unite their counsels for himself from such an object, and refuse to peace as well as for war.

terminate the miseries of suffering humanity. To Spain his majesty is not yet bound by The undersigned consequently renews, in any formal instrument; but his majesty has, the name of the emperor, his august master, in the face of the world, contracted with that the proposal already made, to send pleniponation engagements not less sacred, and not tentiaries to any city on the continent which less binding, wpon his majesty's mind, than his Britannic Majesty may please to point the most folemn treaties.

out; to admit to the Congress the plenipo. His majesty, therefore, affumes that, in tentiaries of the sovereigns in alliance with an overture made to his majesty for entering Great Britain; to treat upon the basis of the into negociations for a general peace, the re uri pofidetis, and upon that of the respective lations subfilting becween his majesty and power of the belligerent parties: in fine, to the Spanish monarchy have been distinctly accept any basis which may have for its obtaken into consideration; and that the go. ject the conclusion of a peace, in which all vernment a&ting in the name of his catholic parties Mall find honour, justice, and equamajesty Ferdinand the Seventh, is understood lity. to be a party to any negociation in which his The undersigned has the honour to renew majesty is invited to engage.

to his excellency, Mr. Canning, the assurances GEORGE CANNING. of his high confideration.

(Sigoed)

Count NICOLAS DE ROMANZOFF. The undersigned, minister for foreign af. fairs of his majesty the Emperor of all the Ruffias, has the honour to reply to :he Note The underfigned has laid before the em. of the 28th O&ober, figned by Mr. Can. peror, his master, the note of his excellency aing, secretary of Aate for foreign affairs to Mr. Canping.

THE RUSSIAN ANSWER.

THE FRENCH ANSWER.

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If it were true that the evils of war were The king learns with astonishment and refelt only on the Continent, certainly there gret the expectation which appears to have would be little hope of attaining peace, been entertained that his majelty should con

The two emperors had flattered themselves fent lo commence a negociation for a general that the object of their measure would not peace by the previous abandonment of the have been misinterpreted in London. Could cause of the Spanish nation, and of the the Englih ministry have ascribed it.to weak- legitimate monarchy of Spain, in defe

or necessity, when every impartial rence to an usurpation which has no parallel ftatesman muft recognize, in the spirit of in the history of the world. peace and moderation by which it is dictated, His majefty had hoped that the participathe characteristics of power and true great- tion of the Emperor of Rullia in the over. nefs ? France and Russia can carry on the tures made to his majesty would have af. war so long as the court of London shall not forded a security to his majesty against the recur to juft and equitable difpofitions; and proposal of a condition so unjust in its effects, they are resolved to do so.

and fu fatal in its example. How is it possible for the French govern Nor can his majefty conceive by what oh. ment to entertain the proposal which has been ligation of duty or of interett, or by what made to it, of admitting to the negociation principle of Russian policy, his imperial mathe Spanish insurgents? What would the jesty can have found himself compelled to English government have said, had it been acknowledge the right, assumed by France, proposed to them to admit the Catholic insur to depose and imprison friendly sovereigns, gents of Ireland ? France, without having and forcibly to transfer to herself the alleany treaties with them, has been in commu. giance of loyal and independent nations. nication with them, has made them pro If these be indeed the principles to which mises, and has frequently sent them succours. the Emperor of Russia has inviolably attached Could such a proposal have found place in a himself; to which his imperial majesty has note, the object of which ought to have pledged the character and resources of his been not to irritate, but to endeavour to ef. empire; which he has united himself with fec a mutual conciliation and good under France to establish by war, and to maintain in ftanding ?

peace, vleeply does his majesty lament a deEngland will find herself under a strange termination by which the sufferings of Eų. mistake, if, contrary to the experience of rope must be aggravated and prolonged; but the past, ihe ftill entertains the idea of con not to his majesty is to be attributed the contending successfully upon the Continent, tinuance of the calamities of war, by the difagainst the armies of France. What hope can appointment of all hope of such a peace as the now have, especially as France is irrevo. would be compatible with joitice and with cably united with Ruffia. The uoderfigned is commanded to repeat

(Signed) GEORGE CANNING. the proposal, to admit to the negociation all the allies of the King of England; whether it be the king who reigns in the Brazils; 'R EPLY TO THE FRENCH ANSWER. whether it be the king who reigns in Sweden; The underligned, his majesty's principal or whether it be the king who reigns in secretary of state for foreign affairs, has laid Sicily: and to take for the basis of the nego before the king his master the note transciation the uri poffidetis. He is commanded mitted to him by his Excellency M. de to express the liope that, not lofing light of Champagny, dated the 28th November. the inevitable results of the force of States, ic He is especially commanded by his mawill be remembered, that between great jesty to abstain from noticing any of these powers diere is no folid peace, but that which topics and expressions insulting to his majeity, is at the same time equal and honourable for to his allies, and to the Spanish nation, with all parties.*

which the official note transmitred by M, de (Signed) CHAMPAGNY. Champagny abounds.

His majesty was desirous to have treated. REPLY TO THE RUSSIAN ANSWER. for a peace which might have arranged the The underligned, his maj-sty's principal respective interests of all the powers engaged fecretary of state for foreign affairs, has laid in the war on principles of equal justice: before the king his master the note trans. and his Majesty sincerely regrets that this demitced to him by his excellency the Count fire of his majesty is disappointed. Nicolas de Romanzoff, minister for foreign But his majesty is determined not to abanaffairs of his majesty the emperor of all the

don the cause of the Spanish nation, and of Ruflias, dated on the 16th (28th) of No the legitimate monarchy of Spain: and the vember.

pretensions of France to exclude from the ne

gociation the central and fupreme govern. 'This answer will long ri main a monu. ment, acting in the name of his catholic m. ment of the frantic infolence which poffefies jelly Ferdinand the Seventh, is one which the monster that has usurped the government his majesty could not admit without acquia of France, and covered all Europe with blood efcing in an usurpation which has no parallel and desolation, to gratify his extravagant am in the hiftory of the world. bition.

(Signed) GEORGE CANNING.

honour.

ALPHABETICAL List of BANKRUPTCIES and DIVIDENDS, announced between the

20th of December and the 20th of Junuary, extracted from the London Gazettes.

Feb. 14

Sampson William, Liverpool, Aour dealer. (Forrel BANKRUPTCIES.

Liverpool and Sheppard, and Adlington, Bedford row,

London (The Solicitors' names are between Parentheses.)

Sellars Barret, Little Hulton, Lancaster, innkeeper.

(Hurd, Ternple, and Law, Manchelter ANDERSON Joha, Stockport; Chefter, draper.

(Bat

Smith John Nottingham, mercer. (Bigsby and Wells, tye, Chancery Lane, and Battye, Huddersfield

Nottingham; and Baxters'and Martin, Furnival's inn, Barlow William Stockport, Chester, timber merchant.

London (Linguard, Heaten-Norris and Edge. Inner Teinple,

Smith Juftirian and Cha.les, Bath, plane manufacturers. London

(Sheppard and Adlington, Bedford row, and Sheppard, Barton James, Shuttleworth, Liverpool, merchant.

Bath. (Row, Liverpoùl, Cowper and Lowe, Southampton

Stone Thomas, Wiitun, Hereford, cornfactor. (James, Buildings, Chancery lane

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Gray's inri, London; and Martin, Briñol Birchall John, Liverpool, butcher, (Woods. Liverpool

Tanner Thomas, Barnītaple, Devon. money fcrivener. and luckitock St. Mildred s Court, Poultry

(Law, Barnflaple, aus Cremridge, Common Pleas Blackburn William, Leeds, woolftapler. (Speight,

Office, Temple Leeds and Battye, Chancery lane

Tomlinson William, Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, merBlanpin Nicholas, Wettbury upen Trim, Gloceftershire.

chant. (Forrest, Liverpool, and Shephard and Ad. (Field and sheargold, Clifford's Ind

(Lat.

lington, Bedford row Buddon Henry, Little Chapel (treet, Westminster.

Wells William, Linney place, Queen ftreet, Bloomsbury. kow Doctor's Commons

(Edwards and Lyou, Great Rullell Erecti Chambers William, Lincoln, currier. (Elgie, Lincoln, Wilkes William, Birmingham, maltfter. (Lowe, Bir and Leigh and Mafon, New Bridge Atreet, London.

mingham and Chilton, Exchequer Office, Lincolu's Crawford Jouachau, Charles Square, Hoxton, money inn

fcrivener. (Bafletr, Bennett-treet, Blackfriar's Willson Richard Hodron, Wakefield, factor, (Lawton, road

Leicester and Taylor, Southampton buildings, ChanDawson Jame, Tottington, Lancafter. (Wigglesworth,

Cery lane Gray's Inn and Parker, Bury.

Woolf John, Liverpool, merchant. (Webfter,

(Blackstock, sc. Dewhurft Peter. Preston, Lancaster flater. Lancafter aud Blealdale, Alexander and Holme, New

Mildred's court Poultry, and l'ritt, Liverpool
Im, London.
Douglas James, Loughborough, Leicester, merchant,

DIVIDENDS ANNOUNCED.
(Bleafdale, Alexander and holme, New Inn, London
and Bond. Leicefter

Adams Thomas, Lancaster, merchant, Feb. 7 Dutton William, Liverpool, grocer, (Woods, Liverpool

Allen William, King's road, Holborn, coach-maker, and Blacktock, St. Mildred's Court, Poultry

Jan. 17 Edwards William, Bristol, cordwainer. (Janies, Gray's

Apstie John, levizcs, Wilts. clothier. Jan. 16 Inn Square, and Mellin, Bristol

Banks Richard, Eltham, Kent, victualier, Feb. 7 Fraser Thomas, well street, Maryla-bonne, coach-spring

Barslett Charles, Cannon Areet road, Middlesex, Atonemanufacturer. (Pinero, Charles Street, Cavendish

mafun, Feb. 31

Beckwith Thomas, Commercial road, coach-maker, Square French Martin, George Street, Portman Square, wine.

Jan. 21 merchant. (Hackett, Chancery lane

Beetlon Henry Groundy, Gray's inn square, money-scrive Froit Thomas, Leadenhall ftreet, itatioper. (Evitt and

ner. Jan. 21 Rixon, Haydon fquare, Minories

Betts Beijamin, and Ann Smith, Bafinghall Atreet, factors, Gath John, Parker's row, Bermondsey, vidualler. Smith,

Blany Thomas, Bougerie Atreet, Whitefriars, merchant, Great St. Helens

Feb. 16 German William, Bristol, tiler. (James, Gray's inn fquare, London, and Cooke, Briftol

Bloom Daniel, Norwich, merchant, Feb. 4 Glazier Edward, Lea Bridge, Middlesex, publican.

Bridges John, the younger, Mortlake, Surry, tallow-chand(Tebbutt and shut leworth, Gray's inn fquare

Jer, Feb. 4. Green James, Hackney, builder. (Chapman, st. Mil.

Broadhurê Joseph, Charing Cross, jeweller, Jan, 28 dred's court, Poultry

Bulgio William, Britol, printer, March 17 Harrifon James, Parke freet Bees, Cumberland, cotton

Bunn Benjamin, Londoo wall, pawn broker, Feb. 4 inanufacturer. (Haworth and Son, Bulton, Milne

Burger's George Warner, Bristol, linen-draper, Jan. 30 and Parry, Temple

Chambers Henry, Warwick, inn-keeper, Jan. 16 Marvey Richard, Woolwich, baker. (Allan, Frederic's

Clark Thomas, Chatham, corn-dealer, Jan. 24 place, Old Jewry

Clemence Mark, Craven treet, Strand, tailor, Feb. 7

(Hall, Haydon Langdon, Edgware Road, merchant.

Glough Thomas, Bramley, York, clothier, Jan. 21 Coleman ftreet

Coats Edward, Thomas Manley and Joseph Hall, HorningNayes William, Kilburn, Middlesex, brickmaker. (Hum

low, Stafford. brewers, Feb. 4 phries, Clement's inn

Cohen Meyer, Devonshire êtreet, Queen square, exchange.

broker, Jan: 24 Hayes John, Oxford, grocer. (Young, West Smithfield Heaven Williain, Nailfworth. Glocester, clothier, - (Pul.

Core Robert, Bristol, hat inanufacturer, Jan, 18 len, Fore-ftreet, Cripplegate

Cowperth waite William, and James Waring, Mancheter,

manufacturers, Jan. 30 Howard Jerrard John, Lower Eaton ftreet, Pimlico, fur

Cowperthwaite William, Old Fith treet, grocer, Jan. 76 geou. (Rich, Ratcliffe Cross

Feb. 18
Hunt Joseph, Liverpool, haberdasher, (Blackstock, St.
Mildred's Court, Poultry, and Murrow, Liverpool

Curteis John, and John Stephens, Penryll, Cornwall,

Mopkeepers, Feb. 2 Jeffery Henry, Melcomb Regis, Dorset, linen.draper. (Syddall, Ålderfgate ftreet, London

Davies Charles, St. John Areet, carpenter, Feb. 25

Davis William, cane place, (Blackstock, St.

Kentisb-town, carpenter, Jones George, Liverpool, hookfeller. Mildred's cour. Poultry and Munou, Liverpool

Jan. 21 Kinder samuel, Hunfield, Derby, clothier. (Jackson and

Dawson William, Nixon, Tabernacle square, Finsbury, Judd, Stamford

draper, March

Drake Robert, and Ebenezer Goddard, Newgate ftreet, Laing George, London, merchant. (Caton and Brumell, Alderfgate Itreet

wine and fraudy merchants, Jan. 18 Lockwood George, Huddersfield, York, woollen-draper.

Duffield George, York Buildings, Bermondsey, woolTaylor, Manchester

caider, Jan, 17 James, George Burkinaw and John Fielding,

Dutton John, Levenshulme, Manchefer, calico-manufac. Teld, faw manufacturers. (Rimington and

turer, Jan. 25 Sheffield, and Wilson, Greville itreet, Katton

Endall John, Over Norton, Oxford, oarrier. Jan. 16

Farbridge Robert. Paragon-place, Kent road, timber mere James. Burnley, Lancaster, cotton fpinner,

chant, Feb. 9 , Temple, and shaw, Burnley

Filcode Thomas, Macclesfield, Chester, grocer, Feb. 16 Thomas, Scarborough. Vintner. (Bousfield,

Furd James Edward, Coleman facet buildings, London,

factor, Jan. 14
Ferie street, London; and Woodall, Scarborough
John, and Joseph Rich, merchants, late of Lewes,

Francis Thomas, Goodman Francis, and Thomas Francis
Tex, (Pember, Great Charlotte ftreet, Blackfriar's the younger, Cambridge, merchants, Jan. 28
Hd

Glover Charles, Albemarie Atreet, upholsterer, Feb. 14
D. Thomfon, South Shields, Durham, thipwright,

Grange Rochford, York place, Portman square, miller, ainbridge, Chapter row, South Shields, and Bell

. Feb. 4 -10 Brodrick, Bow lane, Cheaptide

Hartley John, Kendal, Weftmoreland, shoemaker, Feb. 1o -wood George, Cloak lane, wine merchant. (God.

Harvey Henry Hill, Tokenhoute yard and Terrace court, mond. New Bridge street, Blackeriars

Idington, broker, Feb. 14 Fe John, Mill lane, Tooley ítreet, lighterman. (Lee,

Hope William, Manchefter, grocer, Feb. 25 Three Cruwn court, Southwark

Hope William, Brampton, Cumberland, manufacturer, Erick Samuel, Idle, York.clothier. (Evans, Hatton Gar en, and Crosley, Bradford

Horner Jonn, Durham, turner, Jan. 20 ters Samuel, Chepstow, Monmouth, ftationer.

(Swain,

Howell Edward, Liverpool, cotton merchant, Jan. 21 Stevens and Maples, old Jewry, Lundong and Whate.

Hurry Nicholas, and Chriftopher Hird Jones, Liverpool, ley Birmingham

Jan. 30 Kapton Samuel, and Charles Chipchare, Bread ftreet, Yves Chapman, Coitiall, Norfolk, brewer, Feb. 18 Glk merce (Car enter and Baily, Balinghall @rectJoel Mofes, High, freet, Shoreditch, dealer in glass and

earthenware, Jan. i4

Jones

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Jones Benjarr.in. Rotherhithe Wall, tobacconift, Jan, 28
Jullion James, Blackman ftreet. Southwark, linen draper,

Feb.io
Kidd David, Rerwick-upon-Tweed, linen draper, Feb. 1
Kiernan Thomas, Gray's ion fquare, inoney fcrive ner,

Feb. 4
King Samuel, Halerworth, Suffolk, merchant, Jan. 19
King Joseph, and William Edward King, Covent Garden,

ilk mercers, Jan. 2
King Jofeph, Covent Garden, filk mercer, Tan. 21
Lawson Thomas, Lancaster, grocer, Feb. 8
Leach Thomas, Graces Alley, Well-clore fquare, haber

daihe, Jan. 1
Le Normand Peter, and Mary Henry Dornant, soap manu.

facturers, Jan. 3!
Leykauff William, Line Atreet, Leicester Square, engraver,

Feh, 25
Longmire Margaret, Penrith, Cumberland, milliner;

Jan. 30
Loat Richard, Long acre, ironmonger. Feb. 25
Lockwood John, Beefton, York, dealer and chapman,

Peb, 16
Lucas William. Cheapfide, warehou seman, March 20
Makeham James, Upper Thames Areet, cheesemonger,

Jan. 30
Markham John, the younger, Napton upon the Hill, Ware

wick, Nhopkeeper, Jan. 21
Matthews William, Maidenhead, Berks, carpenter,

Jan 31
Middleton Thomas, Liverpool, cotton manufacturer,

March 8
Midgley Joseph Leeds, York, grocer, Feb. 4
Mills jaines, wood within Saddleworth, York, dyer,

Jan. 30
Morgan Edward, Noble ftreet, London, Feb. 28
Mure Hutchinfon, Robert Mure and william Mure, Fen.

church freet, merchants, March 25
Myers David Thompson, Stamford, Lincoln, draper,

Jan. 19
Napper Peter, Briftol, haberdather, Jan. 25
Newcomb George, Bath, eweller, Jan. 24
owta Joho, Earith, Huntingdon, victualler, Jan, 18

Pate John, Bury, Suffolk, money scrivener. Feb. 14
Parkincon serenian, St Saviour's Church-yard, South

wark hop-factor, Fco.7
Percy John Liverpool, bleck maker. Feb. 13
Perkins Chriftopher, Swansea, Glamorgan, shopkeeper,

Jan, 28
Papplewell John, Hull, auctioneer. Feb. 2
Preston James, ' Barton upon Humber, Lincoln, tanner,

Feb. 8
Reppe! Jofeph, and John Reppen, Clapham, dealer in

coals, Feb. 4
Rowe fohn, Caftle Areet, Falcon square, merchant,
Sayer Joseph, Upper North Atreet, Gray's inn lane,

Jan. 17
Schu' ey Henry, Holdsworth, Halifax, merchant, Feb. s
Scagne John, 'Duke street, St. James's, tailor, Feb 16
Shague Gilbert, Topfham. Devon. rope maker. Feb. 4
Sharp Robert, Upivn-place, Stratford, Effex. builder

Feb. 7
Sharpe josiah, Market Deeping, Lincoln, linen-draper,

March 4
Sintzenich Peter. Spring-piace, Kentish-town, and New

Bond ftreet. printfeller. Feb.4
Smith Samuel, Liverpool, merchant. Jan. 18
Sinith Charles, Bath, corn-factur, Dec. 3!
Smith Joshua Manchester, cotton manufacturer, Jan. 31
Stacey John, Richard Dearmad and Robert Dearman,

Bread itreet, Cheapfide, warehouseman, Feb. 14
Topham Thomas, Manchester, fr.erchant, Jan. 23
Wardell John, Lynn, Norfolk, grocer, Jan. 21
Weiton James, Pall-mail, vintner, Feb. 4
White John, Craven Buildiogs, City road, merchant,

March 7
Whitehead Joseph, Manchester, cordwainer, Jan. 25
Wilson James, and join Sallows, Oxford treet, leather-

Ellers Feb. 7
Withers Themasi and Henry Browne Withers, Greenhill's

Rents, Smithfield Bars, oil.refiners, Jan, 21
Wright Benjamin, Birmingham, factor, Jan. 20
Wright, William, Alhby.de-la Zouch, Leicester, Jan. 31

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INCIDENTS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS, IN AND NEAT: LONDON:

With Biographical Memoirs of distinguished Characters recently deceased. THE foundation stone of the New Theatre, company of the 1st regiment of guards with

was laid on the 31st of December, 1808, their colours and band were stationed near by his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, the Bow-street entrance as a gnard of honour. as grand-master of the Free Masons; and the At the angles of the ground were hoisted naspectacle was unusually interesting, as it is val and military flags, and near the stone, the. not recorded that so distinguished an honour royal standards of England. Upwards of 700 was ever conferred by any Prince of Wales workmen employed in the building, were upon a similar edifice. The preparations and placed on surrounding scaffolds. At twelve the arrangements were every way worthy of o'clock the grand officers of the several freethe event; detachments of horse and foot masons lodges, with the principals of the guards were stationed to prevent the influx craft, amounting to near 400, decorated with of the populace, and clear the avenues to the their paraphernalia, entered, Chevalier Rusground. The disposition upon the scite of pini bearing the sword before them, as grand the building, both the ceremonial and the tyler, and a band preceding them; these accommodation of the spectators, was

took their stations in their gallery. The se. tremely judicious. At the north-east cor veral bands now played alternately till one, ner of the intended stage of the theatre, the the hour fixed for the arrival of the Prince of foundation stone, containing nearly 60 cubic Wales, at which tinie his royal Highness acfeet, and weighing three tons, was suspended companied by the Duke of Sussex, attended over a basement stone. On the west side a by General Hulse and Colonels M-Mahon covered and extensive awning, with a parapet

and Bloomfield, arrived under an escort of in front, and inclosed hehind, furnished with horse-guards. His Royal Highness was reranges of seats, was appropriated for the re ceived, on his entrance at the Bow-street ception of the spectators, who filled it before door, by Earl Moira as deputy-grand-master; twelve o'clock. On the opposite side, and the detachments of guards saluting with paraliel to Bow street, another inclosed awn. grounded colours and beating the Grenadier's ing was constructed for the numerous depu- March. The arrival was announced by loud tation of freemasons. Near the stone was plaudits of the people, and the discharge of a erected a spacious marquee for the illustrious royal salute of artillery.

The Prince was grand master and his suite. On an elevated dressed in blue with a scarlet collar, and was platform, parallel to Hart street, were placed decorated with the insignia or his office as the military bands of the two regiments of grand-master. As he proceeded uncovered, horse-guards, the Coldstream, and 3d regi- with his suite over a railed platforin spread ments of foot guards, and that of the city with green cloth bordered with scarlet, the light-horse in full uniform. The grenadier company all arose and gave him three cheers,

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