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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 perfor 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 tal in his views; and his whole reign has of Spaniards; and the most likely effect been a continued personal struggle a- 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 adhérents 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 Ipsara, of long continuance, as
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 fight. 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. It is from a letter dated
AFRICA. 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 obe 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 adtroops, 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 acall 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. 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
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 steam. boat 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
lost a leg
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 resistiers 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 Janding 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 re. of the campaign. General Bolivar has a join their standards, has also been isforce 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.
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 en. had been adopted.
joy in Ireland, and which are now freely The Marquis of Lansdowne then mov. 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 meaterbury 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 which 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 left no remedy but a which, on the other hand, was supported process against the gasometer, or a dis. by Lord Calthorpe, the Earl of West, tress upon the infiammable 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 appreof 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 unprecedent. as 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 express- 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 met by an amendment on the part of which was limited to the removal of dis. Lord Colchester-that the Bills be read qualifications, and protesting against being that day six months ; and though support. understood to countenance the proposals ed by the Earls of Liverpool and West. for the suppression of the Protestant moreland, who voted with the Noble church, the proscription of Orangemen, Marquis, both his measures were thrown and the disfranchisement of the corporaout, on two divisions, by majorities of 139 tions, which the petitioners had also ur. to 101, and 143 to 109.
ged in their petition. 25.--The Marquis of Lansdown mo. The Earl of Liverpool introduced a Bill ved for the production of returns of all to relieve officers of the revenue from the the officers of Excise, who had, within necessity of taking the oath of supremacy. the last year, taken the oaths of quali. The Marquis of Lansdown expressed his fication enjoined by the acts 12 and 15 satisfaction at the proposition, but lamentof Charles the Second. The purpose of ed that the Earl Marshal of England was his motion, he said, was to show, that not included in it. Lord King professed Ministers had, in fact, exercised a dis. some suspicion, that, though introduced pensing power with respect to these by the Noble Lord at the head of the oaths, which some of them would not Treasury, the Bill might be defeated by permit to be repealed. The Earl of Li. the other Ministers. The Bill was read verpool explained that these oaths had a first time. been included in the annual indemnity HOUSE OF COMMONS. - May 3. act. Lords King and Holland bestowed The House met to-day, pursuant to ad. much sarcasm upon the division, upon journment, but no business of importance various details of the Catholic question, was transacted. existing amongst Ministers, and contend- 4.Lord A. Hamilton presented a pe. ed, that though the act of indemnity tition from the Scots distillers, praying might be admitted to protect the Officers to be put on the same footing of favour neglecting to take the qualification acts, in the English market as the distillers of it offered no protection to the Commis. Ireland. The Chancellor of the Exchesioners appointing or employing such un. quer, admitting that the claims of the qualified officers. The returns were or. Scots distillers deserved consideration, dered.
pleaded the complicated nature of the 26.—The Earl of Liverpool moved the subject as his excuse for not being able second reading of the Bills for the resto. to give any distinct pledge upon the subration, in blood, of the representatives of ject. the attainted Scotch Lords, and for the Captain Maberly then brought forward reversal of the attainder of the Earl of a motion for the relief of distress in Ire. Stafford. The Earl of Lauderdale made land, by empowering the Government to some objections to the form of the Bill advance a million sterling by way of loan. relating to the Scotch Lords; and Lord The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Redesdale intimated an opinion, that the Goulburn, Mr Canning, Mr Peel, and Mr gentlemen in whose favour the measure Abercromby, opposed the motion, all fol. was intended to operate ought to have lowing pretty nearly the same line of ar. been called upon to prove their right of gument, namely, that the commencement succession, in the first place. The Lord of a system of loans, which, from the na. Chancellor explained, that the King's ture of things, could not be contined for sign manual, recommending a Bill of any considerable period, would only have the nature of those before the House, the effect of diverting the gentry and mahad always been held equivalent to any nufacturers of Ireland from the cultivation proof of facts ; because, in truth, accord of their proper and permanent resources ; ing to the Constitution, the King, by the that it would interfere mischievously with keeper of the Great Seal, did always de- the fair competition of capitalists; and termine questions of succession by the that, by making the crown a frequent cre. mere issuing a writ of summons, which ditor with all the prerogatives of priority, was never withheld but in a case of mani. which the King necessarily enjoys in the fest difficulty and doubt. A conversation recovery of debts, it would exercise a of some length followed, the final result very pernicious influence upon the geneof which was, that the Bill was read a ral state of credit. Lord Althorpe, Mr second time, with an understanding, that, S. Rice, Sir J. Newport, Mr Monck, and before it passed, a committee might be Alderman Bridges, supported the motion, appointed to search for precedents. which, however, on a division, was reject.
31.-Earl Grey presented the Catholic ed by a majority of 85 to 38. petition, which he introduced in a speech 6.- In the course of a desultory disof great length ; enforcing, by the usual cussion of various topics, Mr Huskisson arguments, that part of the petition took occasion to remonstrate against the