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brother, had been proclaimed at no great FRANCE. - Paris papers to the 1st distance from the capital. May have been received. The French PORTUGAL.His Majesty's frigate budget has passed the Chamber of Depu. Glasgow, Captain, the Hon. J. A. Maude, ties, by a majority of 199 to 77. The has arrived at Portsmouth, from Lisbon ; King of France has ordered a monument she sailed on the 29th ult. A Portuguese to Louis XVI. to be erected between the line-of-battle ship came out of the Tagus Thuilleries and the Elysian Fields, the at the same time, bound to the Brazils, place to be called the Place of Louis XVI. having on board a deputation of nobleIt is stated, that some serious disturb. men, to endeavour to prevail on Don ances have broke out at Rouen, where Pedro (the Emperor of Brazil) to return the preaching of the Jesuits is not inuch lo his European dominions. All was relished. These fathers began the work tranquil in Portugal. The French paof a mission on Tuesday the 16th instant, pers contain a long letter from Dou Miby a solemn procession through the city, guel to his roy sister, the Princess Re. headed by the Archbishop, who is both gent, in which he expresses his perfect a Cardinal and a Prince. This public readiness to submit in all things to the ceremony, though viewed with general will of the late King. He disclaims dissatisfaction, was allowed to pass with pointedly the most distant intention of out positive insult. On the 17th, the authorising or countenancing, either di. missionaries distributed themselves among rectly or indirectly, any machination the churches, of which the cathedral was against the tranquillity of the State ; and one, and began their public exhortations he calls on his august sister, in the poswithout experiencing any opposition ; sible event of any persons attempting to but, on the 19th, when immense crowds create disturbances, under the pretended had assembled in the cathedral, the most sanction of bis name, to make use of his daring and profane outrages were com. letter for the purpose of disclaiming, on mitted. Explosions of fulminating pow. his part, any thing approaching to parti. ders took place; squibs and crackers cipation in their councils, or approbation were thrown about; the chairs which of their measures. are usually found in Roman Catholic Russia.--An express has arrived churches were thrown about the pave. from Vienna in seven days, with letters ment; the services of religion were communicating the important intelligence treated with sacrilegious derision; and of the adjustment of the long-pending the Archbishop himself, who mounted differences between Russia and Turkey. the pulpit to appease the storm, could It appears, that the point on which the not avoid being hissed and menaced. Divan has so long held out has been the On Friday the 19th, precautions were alleged non-fulfilment by Russia of cer. taken to keep the cathedral clear of the tain provisions of the treaty of Bucharest. rioters, but they assembled round the These relate to the occupation of some door, threw stones at the windows of the fortresses on the Asiatic frontier of Tur. sacristy, and shouted, “ Down with the key, which are still held by Russia, Missionaries and the Archbishop!” In though a stipulation had been inserted the evening, an attack was threatened on

in that treaty for their abandonment. the Archiepiscopal Palace. Several per. The question involved in this part of the sons have, it is said, been arrested. Sie treaty has, it is now understood, been remilar disturbances are said to have bro. ferred to arbitration, and two commis. ken out at Montargis. In both places, sioners have been appointed on the part the people never ceased to manifest the of the Turkish Government, who are to greatest respect for the regular clergy, proceed to St. Petersburgh, for the pur. and cried, “ Long live the King! Reli. pose of settling it under the mediation of gion and the Clergy! but down with the the Austrian Ambassador in that capital : Missionaries ! down with the Jesuits !- and it is added, that, as a testimony of their hands are still dyed with the blood the good will of the Grand Seignor to. of our King !”

wards the Emperor Nicholas, these come SPAIN.-It is stated in the French missioners will carry with them a letter papers, as usual, that insurrections had of congratulation on his accession to the broken out in several of the Spanish pro. throne, accompanied with professions of vinces, and that Charles V. the King's amity and good will. The evacuation of

the provinces of Moldavia and Wallaclia, fallen in the town, and in the neighbour. with the appointment of the Hospodars, hood of the mountains, only one hun. under the protection of Russia, are to dred and fifty are said to have been taken precede, as the letters state, the departure alive. Of the women and children, a of the commissioners for St. Petersburgh; considerable number are stated to have assurances have been given to the Divan, destroyed themselves, or to have been that the fulllment of the treaty of Bu drowned in the ditches adjoining to the charest, as far as regards the abandon- town; but upwards of three thousand ment of the Asiatic fortresses, will be prisoners of this description are reported strongly urged on the Court of St. Pe captured by the Turks. It does not ap. tersburgh by the rest of the European pear that Ibrahim Pacha was wounded in powers.

this assault, as various reports have for TURKEY AND GREECE.-Fall of some time announced. Missolonghi.-Accounts have been received at the Colonial Office, from Major. General the Honourable Frederick Pon.

AMERICA. sonby, Lord High Commissioner, - pro

MEXICO.-The intelligence from Mexi. tempore, of the Ionian Isles, which an. co, as regards its financial administration, nounce, that the fortress of Missolonghi is highly favourable. It is said, that a rewas carried by assault on the night of mittance of nearly 300,000 dollars have the 22d and 23d April. It appears,

been shipped on board the Pyramus, the that on the 2d the Turkish comman- arrival of which in England may be exders offered terms to the inhabitants, pected in a few days, and is meant as a which engaged for the safety of their provision for the dividend due in October lives, on surrendering the town, but these next. Arrangements have been made offers were peremptorily rejected. The for shipping the amount requisite for Greek fleet, under Miaulis, having failed each dividend, four months before the in its attempt to throw supplies into the period of its becoming due in England. town, and the inhabitants being reduced It is also ascertained, that the expedition to the utinost distress for want of provi. against Cuba, undertaken in conjunction sions, the garrison resolved upon attempt by Mexico and Colombia, is to be abaning to retire, and, for that purpose, made doned. A resolution in favour of it had a sortie with a force of 800 men, under passed the Mexican Senate, but on its two of their most enterprising Chieftains, being sent to the House of Representa. who were to direct their efforts against a tives, the question was disposed of by a battery on the water-side, and by that vote, that it was inexpedient to come to means to open a way for the rest of the any decision until the subject had un. inhabitants. This movement, however, dergone deliberation at the Congress had been foreseen by the Turks, and so about to assemble at Panama. Deputies tremendous a fire was directed against from Colombia had arrived at Mexico to the assailants, that they soon fell into concert the plan of combined operations confusion, and fled in all directions to the against Cuba, but, on account of the vote mountains for shelter. The alarm crea. of the lower House, their representations ted by the repulse of this advanced body had received no attention. In this way, was quickly communicated to those who an expedition, which was considered succeeded ; they abandoned the positions dangerous as well as expensive and which they had hitherto occupied, and ill-timed, is likely to be laid aside. The threw themselves in small bodies into letters from the mining districts speak in such defensible posts as the neighbour. more favourable terms of those under. hood of the town presented. The Turks, takings which English capital has origiin the mean time, availed themselves of nated there ; and the great mine of Va. the confusion into which the besieged lenciana is said to have been so far drain. were thrown by this failure, and carried ed of its water, that the ore raised from by assault the fortifications, which in it was sufficient to cover the expenses. many parts were left without defence. Official accounts of the surrender of The town was set fire to in several places, Callao have been received. General and instant measures were taken for sub. Rodil and the garrison surrendered by duing the inhabitants, which, in the capitulation on the 23d of January, to course of the night, was completely ef. General Solom. The besieged amount. fected. The Greeks seemed to have ed to about 500 men, They were allow. fought with a degree of obstinacy which ed to march out with the honours of war, might have been expected from the reso. and are to be transported to Europe at lution with which they have hitherto de. the expense of the Government of Peru, fended the place ; for, although upwards in British transports. The negotiation of three thousand are reported to have was begun on board a British ship; and


General Rodil embarked on board his have been issued by Sir Ralph Woodford, Majesty's ship Briton, which has arrived under the authority of the King's Goat an English port. The Marquis of vernment at home, addressed in a spirit Torre Tagle, formerly president of Peru, of great liberality and kindness to the inbut who betrayed the independence of his habitants of Trinidad :-The first of country, died in Callao previous to its which secures to the free people of surrender. There is now only one for- colour on that Island the rights and prie tress in South America in possession of vileges of naturalization as subjects of the Spaniards, viz. Chiloe, which, since His Majesty, in a more favourable manthe date of the above intelligence, has ner than they had hitherto been permit. also surrendered. It is to be incorpora. ted to acquire them; and the second reted with Chili.

scinds an old series of coercive and morUNITED STATES.-Boston, April tifying regulations, which had borne with 14.-The annexed account from the Phi.

harshness upon the same class of free ladelphia Democratic Press, of a duel people of colour, but are now repealed, fought between the Secretary of State in consequence of their complaints to Go. and Mr Randolph, is confirmed in the

Among those now condemnmost of its particulars by private letters. ed severities, was one which imposed the The chief variation in the account is, that obnoxious office of Alguacil, exclusively, Mr Benton Missouri attended Mr Ran.

upon the above order of inhabitants ; dolph to the field, together with Colonel another laying a tax of 16 dollars upon Tatnall.

balls (dances) given by these people of “On Saturday afternoon, a duel was colour-surely, under such circumstanfought on the banks of the Potomac, ces, miscalled " free ;" and a third, between Henry Clay and John Randolph. compelling all people of colour, as well General Jessup and Henry Johnson of free as in bondage, to be at home by halfLouisiana were the seconds of Mr Clay ; past nine o'clock at night. Colonel Tatnall of Georgia, and Colonel Hamilton of South Carolina, were Mr Randolph's seconds. In the Senate of

ASIA. the United States, Mr Randolph had been EAST INDIES.- It is with much sa. permitted by the presiding officer, Mr tisfaction we have to announce the ter. Calhoun, on more occasions than one, to mination of the war with the Burmese, call Mr Clay a gambler and black-leg. by a treaty, the terms of which are bighly Mr Clay gave Mr Randolph an opportu. honourable and advantageous to the tunity to explain, by calling upon him in East India Company. An overland writing, to know whether he intended to dispatch has also been received at the call him a political gambler, or to attach India House, dated the 4th February, the infamy of such epithets to his private from Bombay, announcing the fall of the life ? Mr Randolph declined any expla. fortress of Bhurtpore, which was carried nation. A challenge became inevitable by storm, by the army under the comit was sent by Mr Clay, and accepted by mand of Lord Combermere, on the 18th Mr Randolph, and the parties met at January. Doorjun Sal and his son were four P.M. The first fire, Mr Randolph's taken prisoners ; and the whole of that pistol went off by accident, and Mr Clay important fortress, with its troops, ammu. declined to fire. The accident being nition, and property of every description, corrected, both parties fired and missed. had fallen into the hands of the British A second fire was had without effect, Commander. The military operations when Mr Randolph stepped up to Mr before Bhurtpore have occupied a period Clay, gave him his hand, and made the of little more than five weeks. The proper acknowledgments and thus the army took up a position before it on the affair ended."

10th December, and all attempts to in. The Cherokee Indians, in national duce its surrender having failed, the council, have determined to establish a trenches were opened on the 25th. The printing press at Newton, the seat of British loss during the siege, it is stated, Government, for the purpose of printing amounted to 500 men, and 18 officers the New Testament in their language, killed and wounded. The casualties and the laws, &c. in English ; and also from the 23d to the 28th December only to institute an academy for the youth of have been published, which includes only the nation; and have appointed the clerk five officers wounded, viz. Captain Chamof the council, Elias Boudinot, to receive bers, 9th light cavalry, Captain Palmer, donations for these objects.

Captain Smith of the engineers, LieutenWEST INDIES.-Two proclamations aut Brooke, and Ensign Geils.


HOUSE OF LORDS.-Mayl. On the colonial markets, and praying that such motion of the Earl of Liverpool, the measures might not be passed into a law. Scotch Peerage Restoration Bills were The petition was signed by 700 persons. read a third time.

Lord King presented a petition from 8.-Lord Lauderdale, in presenting a the journeymen cotton-spinners of Man. petition against agitating the question of chester, praying their Lordships to rethe Corn Laws from Ipswich, complained lease the foreign corn now in bond, and that Ministers had deceived the people also' to give his Majesty's Government a and him, by pretending that they did not discretionary power of admitting foreign mean to bring on the subject in the pre- grain. His Lordship then presented a sent Session. He also presented another petition from the freemen of Worcester, petition on the same subject from the praying for an alteration in the Corn Committee of the Norfolk Agricultural Laws. Society. It was read at length, and re

CORN LAWS. monstrated against the discussion of the The Earl of Malmesbury rose for the question when all parties were taken by purpose of moving the resolution of surprise.

which he had given notice, and in doing Lord Dudley and Ward presented a $0, he assured their Lordships, that he petition from several thousand Roman had undertaken the task with great pain Catholics of the county of Roscommon, and embarrassment. The noble Earl in favour of concession.

then entered into the subject at consider. 9.-The Duke of Montrose presented able length, and iu a speech of great mo. a petition from the University of Glas- deration. He learned from the master gow, against the clauses in the Irish Pric manufacturers, that the present distress sons' Improvement Bill, which exclude was occasioned by combination ; from doctors of medicine from being appointed the workmen, that it arose from machin. medical attendant of any prison, unless ery. Old-fashioned people, like himself, they obtain a diploma from the School of thought that it might proceed from the Medicinc established at Dublin.

new commercial policy adopted, and the The Earl of Lauderdale condemned the unprincipled speculations to which it had attempts which had been made to ex. given rise. Others ascribed it to the state clude all medical men, except qualified at of the currency

Was it not proper, Dublin. Laid on the table. On the therefore, when there were so many difmotion of the Earl of Liverpool, the ferent opinions, to ascertain what was its House went into a committee on the Cric real cause, instead of fastening at once on minal Laws' Consolidation Bill. After the Corn Laws, which he was conviuced some verbal amendments, proposed by had nothing to do with it? The noble Earl the Lord Chancellor, the bill was report. concluded by moving a resolution, which ed, and the House adjourned.

was to the following effect :-" That the 10.--Several petitions were presented House, although sincerely anxious to against slavery by the Earl of Shaftes. contribute to the fullest extent of its bury, the Bishop of Ferns, and Lord power to the relief of the suffering classes, Calthorpe.

thought it not expedient to pass any The Earl of Lauderdale said, no re- measures for the alteration or suspension turns bad been laid before the House as of the existing system of the Corn Laws, to the quantity of vats, barley, and rye, without a previous inquiry into the now in bond. He thought the House alleged necessity for such an alteration should be in possession of those relurns or suspension, and into the effect which prior to the discussion which stood for to. they might produce on the relative in. morrow on the subject of the Corn Laws. terests of the growers and consumers of

11.-Mr Anderson, writer to the signet, British corn." presented the return of the Scotch Judges Earl Bathurst opposed the resolution, to the order of the House, for examining as ambiguous and unnecessary; and conthe aged witnesses, in Scotland, on the tended, that if an inquiry were once inLovat peerage.

stituted, instead of a week, it would oc. Lord Dudley and Ward presented a cupy months after months, and yet lead petition from merchants, manufacturers, to no satisfactory result. The resolution and traders, in Glasgow and its vicinity of Lord Malmesbury was supported by expressing their apprehensions at the in- 'the Marquis of Salisbury, the Earl of tended measures for throwing open the Limerick, Lord Ellenborugh, Earl Gros. VOL. XVIII

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