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MONTHLY REGISTER.

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
EUROPE.

A Royal ordinance has re-established, FRANCE. The King of France has during the prorogation of the Chambers, appointed a commission of twelve persons the censorship of the press; thus putting to revise all arrests and decrees, and an end to the imperfect liberty which other decisions, which were issued before the French Journals have for a short the re-establishment of his Majesty on time been permitted to enjoy. The the throne, and to prepare ordinances to Journals now leave a blank in the place abrogate those which are not proper to of every article which is marked out by be upheld, and to sanction those which the censors, and the public are thus en may be deemed useful.

abled to judge of the extent of the li. terary and political slaughter which has nish troops. The rebels, who retreated been committed.

into the island, were attacked the next From what is stated in the French pa. morning, at day-break, by the landing of pers, it appears that the King's health French troops of the 34th regiment of is continuing rapidly to decline, and that the line. One Chief only escaped in a it is not probable that he can struggle boat; the rest were killed or taken. The much longer with the accumulation of prisoners have been delivered up to the diseases under which he labours. Not. Spaniards, to be tried according to the withstanding his deplorable situation, laws.” however, he is represented as perform. But Tariffa was not the only point ing with regularity the fatiguing duties where the Constitutionalists gained a of his high station, in so far as these footing. Another party landed at Marconsist in attending public ceremonials, bella, but no mention is made of its final holding levees, and giving audiences. It destruction or capture. This movement argues no small degree of fortitude to is taken notice of in the report of Genemake even such exertions as these ; and ral O'Donnel, as follows: it is impossible for a moment to suppose “Merconchini, who had come out of that his Majesty can at present interfere Gibraltar with 150 smugglers, hoped to with or control the measures of the go- land at Estepona, but he could not sucvernment. Indeed this unavoidable, and, ceed, and therefore could only disembark we are convinced, most unwilling relin: at Marbella. He levied 50,000 reals, but quishment of his more essential functions, had scarcely collected seven, when, seized seems to afford the only feasible means with a panic at the report of the apof accounting for the increasing disre- proach of our brave mountaineers, he gard shewn by his Ministers for the con. hastily re-embarked. He attempted to stitutional principles, such as they are, return to Gibraltar, but the English which exist in the theory of the French would not let him." government. The King is known to Detestation of the French seems to be have been uniformly moderate and libe the universal feeling among all classes ral in his views; and his whole reign has of Spaniards; and the most likely effect been a continued personal struggle ai of persisting to keep military possession gainst those members of his family and of Spain, will be to unite all parties in a government who have for their object simultaneous attempt to drive out the the complete re-establishment of the an invaders. cient order of things. In this struggle, The Spanish King has issued a decree though he has frequently failed, yet he declaring free-masonry, and all secret sohas sometimes been successful : and his cieties, high treason against God and the name will go down to posterity as that King! And all persons who harbour such of one of the most virtuous and patriotic societies are to be subject to the penalof the French Monarchs. Unhappily, ties of treason. however, his personal influence must GREECE.-- On the 3d of July, the now be at an end. His Ministers are Turks, under the Captain Pacha, succeed. beginning to look towards the rising sun; ed in surprising the island of Ipsara, and and the character and politics of the pre obtaining possession of it, the troops on sumptive heir to the throne are sufficient the island, and many of the inhabitants, to account for the present policy of those escaping by flight. One fort, that of St. individuals, who must speedily depend Nicolo, alone held out against the infidels, on his pleasure for a continuance of their and latterly the garrison, consisting of power and dignity.

about seventy men, nobly sacrificed them. SPAIN.-Spain, far from being in a selves, for the sake of vengeance on their tranquil state, is still the scene of se. invaders. They blew up the fort, and rious commotions, and in different quar- thereby, it is said, destroyed about 20,000 ters, the adherents of the constitutional of the Turks. In the mean time, the Ipparty are carrying on a desultory warfare sariots, who had been obtaining succours against the French troops. On the 3d, from Hydra, returned, and, attacking the they surprised the fortress of Tariffa, Turkish fleet, obtained a decisive victory, and spread alarm even to Seville. Their destroying the greater part of it. They success in this quarter, however, was not afterwards landed and re-took Jpsara, of long continuance, as it appears from cutting to pieces the few Turkish troops the following official dispatch from Ge- who had been left upon it ; and it is said neral Digeon, that Tariffa was retaken the Captain Pacha himself only escaped by storm on the 19th.

their fate by a sudden flight. No regu* The fortress of Tariffa was taken by lar narrative of these proceedings has apstorm on the 19th, at five o'clock in peared in any official or connected shape, the afternoon, by the French and Spa and two of all the numerous statements

that have been given as veritable ac- to Calcutta on the 22d of March from
counts of what has taken place, agree the interior, and had been unremittingly
with each other in the particulars. We employed in facilitating all the arrange.
quote the following account of the re- ments for the expedition.
capture as having the fewest features of
exaggeration about it, and being the most
intelligible.

AFRICA.
It is from a letter dated
Constantinople, July 26.-“ Some of the

CAPE COAST.-Dispatches, dated the Ispariot ships which had escaped by flight 5th July, have been received at the Cothe catastrophe of the 3d July, did their lonial Office from Sierra Leone. Accounts utmost, when they reached Hydra, to ob

of the 16th June had arrived there from tain assistance, from which they might Cape Coast Castle ; and at that period expect some advantage, because, when nothing material in the way of military they left Ipsara, two of the strongest

operations had occurred between the Bri. forts were not yet taken. The Hydriots, tish and the Ashantees. in fact, put to sea with all expedition,

By the arrival of the Owen Glendower with thirty armed vessels, landed at Sa. from Cape Coast Castle, however, we learn mos, took on board Albanian and other

that the King of the Ashantees was ad. troops, and appeared on the 16th before

vancing towards that settlement with a Ipsara, when the fate of the unfortunate

considerable force; and it was understood island had been long decided. The Cap. that he had brought with him one huntain Pacha had left behind only six or

dred thousand ounces of bullion and gold seven hundred men (according to his own dust, in the expectation, that, by paying account only three hundred,) some boats readily for provisions, &c. he would infor removing the booty, and a couple of sure a better supply for his troops. It gun.boats. The Hydriots having de was apprehended he might do injury to stroyed these, and cut the Turks to pieces, the Negro Town, but no fears were enimmediately retired.” Other versions of tertained for the safety of the Castle, as the story say that the Greek fleet attack

it could resist any force, however great, ed and defeated the armament of the

that was unprovided with a battering Captain Pacha with very great loss, im.

train. Six officers and 150 troops had mediately after the disembarkation of the arrived from the Cape of Good Hope, but

Turks, and that, having driven the bar. many had fallen victims to the unhealthy barians to take refuge at Mitylene, the state of the climate. Greeks returned and put to the sword

Colonel Sutherland was carrying on ac. all the Turks they found on the island. tive measures. Several skirmishes had

lately taken place in the bush, under the

command of Captain Blenkarne, and the ASIA.

loss of the Ashantees was supposed to be THE BURMAN WAR. - Private letters great. They had surrounded the Fantee from Calcutta mention, that a force un

country in immense bodies.

country in der Colonel Bowen, in an attempt to

ALGIERS.-By dispatches from Sir storm a stockade, was twice repulsed, Harry Neale, commanding the British and in the evening had to retire with the

Squadron off Algiers, we learn that peace loss of 150 killed and wounded.

has been again concluded with the Dey. The following casualties are mention.

Sir Harry's dispatches are dated the 26th ed :

of July ; he states, that having, on the 10th regiment (native infantry,) Lieu.

24th, placed his squadron in their proper tenant Armstrong killed ; Colonel Bowen

positions for an attack on the town of severely wounded; Ensign Barberie ditto, Algiers, he was about to commence the lost a leg.

action, when a negociation began, which 23d ditto, Captain Johnston severely terminated on the following day, by the wounded.

Dey's submitting to all the conditions The total of the force under orders for proposed by the Admiral, and signing the the expedition against the Burmese, a.

declaration which had been transmitted mounts to 20.000 men, namely, 12,000 from England. A few shots and shells from Bengal, 6000 from Madras, and had been fired, but no lives were lost. 2000 from Bombay. Captain Canning On the signature of the declaration by accompanies the expedition as Political the Dey, peace was restored, and the Agent, and was to embark at Calcutta blockade raised. on the 10th of April. The Diana steamboat had been purchased by the Govern

AMERICA. ment for 80,000 rupees, in order to pro- PERU.-Extract of a letter from Mal. ceed with the expedition. Sir Edward colm M Gregor, Esq. the British Consul Paget, the Commander-in-Chief, returned at Panama, dated 27th June." I send

you an official account of the defection of when a fitting opportunity should present the Spanish General Olaneta, who, it ap- itself, under the dominion of Portugal. pears, has put himself in communication These proclamations manifest the most with some Buenos Ayreans on the fron. determined resolution of offering resis. tiers of Upper Peru, which will act as a tance to whatever measures Portugal may powerful diversion in favour of the oper. undertake against the independence of ations of General Bolivar on this side. Brazil. The people are called upon to

“A general engagement was expected take arms in the defence of their country, to take place in Peru in all this month. in order to prevent, as far as possible, the The appearance of a Spanish force on the enemy from landing on their territory, other coast has prevented the arrival of and should that be impossible, to resome troops here, destined for that coun- tire into the interior, leaving the country ; but, notwithstanding this circum. try desolate behind them. A promise stance, I am not apprehensive of the issue of pardon to all deserters who should reof the campaigu. General Bolivar has a join their standards, has also been is. force of upwards of 10,000 good troops sued ; such as were liable to serve, and with him, well clothed, organized, and yet failed to join the army, have been disciplined, and far superior to any thing, impressed, and the same activity was dis. from what I can learn, that can be brought played in fitting out the navy, the vessels against him."

employed in the blockade of Pernambuco Other accounts have been received from being recalled. All these precautions, Panama, stating that Bolivar had again however, seem needless, and we can hardmade himself master of Lima, but this ly conceive how they should have been wants confirmation

thought otherwise ; for Portugal, we well BRAZIL.-An alarm at Rio Janeiro, know, is not in a state to make the at. that the King of Portugal was upon the tempts which are dreaded. point of sending out to Brazil a strong WEST INDIES. - By the latest ac. armament, for the purpose of attempting counts from Jamaica, it appears that the the re-subjugation of that country, has island was tranquil. Twelve of the negiven occasion to two proclamations of groes who had been tried and condemned Don Pedro, which, if they speak his sen- to death, have been executed pursuant to timents, show that he cherishes no inten- their sentence; and almost all those ention, as it has been sometimes insinua. gaged in the late insurrection had return. ted he did, of replacing his dominions, ed to their labour.

PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE.

HOUSE OF LORDS.-May 4.-The and reluctant conformity extorted from Earl of Lauderdale obtained leave to bring Dissenters by the existing Marriage Laws. in a Bill to repeal the " Spitalfields Acts," The Marquis of Lansdowne defended which was read a first time. The object his Bill at great length. He asserted, that of the Bill is to remove all restrictions on it professed nothing more than to restore the Silk Trade, which his Lordship said the Unitarians to the privileges which would be more beneficial to local and ge- they enjoyed before Lord Hardwicke's neral interests than the partial repeal that Marriage Act; which Dissenters still enhad been adopted.

joy in Ireland, and which are now freely The Marquis of Lansdowne then move indulged to Quakers and Jews in this ed the committal of the Unitarians' Mar. kingdom. The Lord Chancellor opposed riage Bill. The Bishop of Chester opposed the Bill, as inimical to the supremacy of the law, upon the ground that it would the Established Church, which Church amount to a surrender of the doctrines he venerated, not only as the purest in her and discipline of the Established Church. doctrine, but as the great bulwark of civil The Right Rev. Prelate concluded by liberty, and the only security for a per. proposing as an amendment, that the Bill manent toleration. The details of the should be read that day six months. Bill, he said, went to degrade the Church The Bishop of St. David's expressed to the condition of handmaid to the Disa doubt whether opinions, plainly repug senters, and therefore he should oppose it. nant to the fundamental doctrines of Lord Holland supported the Bill, and Christianity, were entitled to so much ridiculed the exaggerated strain which, he consideration. The Archbishop of Can. said, had been used in canvassing a mea. terbury supported the motion. He pro- sure so limited in its operation and professed to set no value upon the insincere bable influence. The Earl of Liverpool, professing the most devoted attachment rally, the principle upon wbich many to the Church of England, nevertheless Joint Stock Companies had lately been supported the motion, which he thought incorporated, as taking them from under only a reasonable concession. The House the wholesome superintendance which then divided on the amendment.-Con the Crown exercised over Companies in. tents, 105. Non-Contents, 66. The Bill corporated by Charter. The promoters was in consequence lost.

of the Bill before the House, he said, had 13.- The Earl of Liverpool moved taken very good care of themselves, but the second reading of the Alien Bill. they appeared a little indifferent to the Earl Grosvenor, the Earl of Carnarvon, security of their creditors, to whom they and Lord Holland, opposed the motion, appeared to have lest no remedy but a which, on the other hand, was supported process against the gasometer, or a disby Lord Calthorpe, the Earl of West. tress upon the inflammable air. The moreland, and the Lord Chancellor. On Noble and Learned Lord gave, in his a division, the numbers were, for the se. speech, a reading upon the nature and cond reading, 80-Against it, 35.

policy of commercial incorporations, well 14.Lord Gage proposed to add to the worthy of the attention of political econoAlien Act, by way of rider, a clause pro- mists. The amendment (throwing out viding that no Alien should be deported the Bill) was carried without a division. to the dominions of his lawful Sovereign The Earl of Lauderdale then moved without his own consent. After a short the third reading of the Spitalfields Acts debate, the clause was rejected by a ma Repeal Bill. The Lord Chancellor op: jority of 25 to 13.

posed the motion. He said that he did The Earl of Lauderdale's bill for the not approve of the principle of the Spital, repeal of the Spitalfields Acts was read a fields Acts; and that were they now prosecond time, after a very brief discussion, posed, he should vote against them; but and a division, in which the supporters he thought some delay due to the appre. of the bill amounted to 23, and its oppo- hensions of the weavers. The Bill (re. nents to 8.

pealing the Spitalfields Acts) was carried 17.-The Earl of Liverpool obtained a by a majority of 61 to 55. Committee to inquire into the state of the 24.- The Earl of Liverpool brought disturbed districts in Ireland, similar to down Bills originating with the Crown, that which was appointed in the House (as by law such Bills must,) to reverse the of Commons, upon Mr. Goulburn's respective attainders of the Earl of Marr, amendment of Lord Althorpe's motion. ancestor of John Francis Erskine, Esq. ; The Marquis of Lansdowne complained of the Earl of Kenmure, ancestor of John of the local and limited field of inquiry Gordon, Esq. ; of the Earl of Strathallan suggested to the Committee, and contend. and Perth, ancestor of James Drummond, ed that the state of the whole kingdom Esq.; and of Lord Baron Nairne, ances. should have been made the subject of in- tor of William Nairne, Esq. ; and to revestigation, challenging the Earl of Li. store the above-named living representa. verpool to name any one county which tives of the attainted Peers to the honours might not be the scene of disturbance be forfeited by their predecessors. To these fore the termination of the year; and com restorations, which the noble Earl deparing the conduct of Ministers to that scribed as spontaneous acts of mercy and of a Turkish physician in a harem, who is grace, the Royal proposition added anrequired to fix the pathology of every dis- other, which, with equal truth, the Earl ease by a single symptom-the state of of Liverpool called an act of strict justice, the pulse. Lord King called Ministers namely the reversal of the attainder of empirics, quacks, &c. On a division, the the Earl of Stafford, the innocent victim motion for a Committee was carried by a of Oates' perjury. The Earl of Liver. majority of 50 to 20.

pool's motion for the first reading gave 21.Upon the order of the day for the rise to some observations from the Earls second reading of the United Gas Light Radnor and Lauderdale, and Lord BelBill being read, the Earl of Lauderdale haven; against which the noble mover warmly opposed the motion, and moved, remonstrated, as being quite unprecedentas an amendment, that the Bill should be ed upon a first reading in the House of read that day six months. The Earl of Lords. The Bill was read a first time. Limerick defended the Bill, and expressa The Marquis of Lansdown, then moved ed great surprise that a measure proposed the second reading of his two Bills for so long ago as the first of February, granting the Elective Franchise to the should now, for the first time, meet with English Catholics, and allowing them to opposition. The Earl of Rosslyn oppo hold the same situations in England as sed the Bill. The Lord Chancellor spoke their brethren of the same persuasion do at scme length. He eondemned, gene. in Ireland. The motion, however, was

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