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this suspicion; and perhaps, the writers who had orders to abuse this, or the other religious community, or system, were not aware of the consequences intended. But, those who penetrated through the mystification, always inferred that the intended establish35,866,869fr.ment would be a modification of Mahom 75,204,363 medism; that being the system best adapted to support and perpetuate the power of the sword in the hands of the chief of the community.

"the trade of France with London was
very active from the mouth of June, 1814,
to the mouth of March last; but it was by
no means to the advantage of France.
France sent to London goods
and merchandise to the value
Loadou sent to France...


Balance in favour of London 39,337,494."
Fossil skeleton: not human:

M. Cuvier has examined at Haerlem a
petrified skeleton, extracted more than a
hundred years ago from the quarries of
Eningen, near the lake of Coustance,
which Scheuchzer, a náturalist of Zurich,
had taken for that of a man, and which he
had engraved, as "the man who was a wit-
ness for the Deluge.” M. Cuvier has as-jesty
certained that this skeleton belonged to
an unknown and gigantic species of Sala-
mander, as he had already announced, on
a simple view of the engraving, in his
great work on fossil animals. From not
meeting with the fossil remains of human
beings, M. Cuvier thinks that man is the
newest inhabitant of the globe.

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Hamburgh, May 29. Yesterday was celebrated the funeral ceremony of the fu

It has been ascertained that in Brest har-gitives from Hambro', in the burying ground at Ottenson. All contributed to bour the French have 31 large ships of make this solemnity interesting; the prowar, and in all about 54 sail. found emotion of the thousands of spectators who attended it; the simple forms of the two obelisks at the entrance of the plain, and elegantly designed sarcophagus, with its expressive inscriptious; the insignia of death surrounding it; the clouds of incense rising over the graves of those unhappy victims of tyranny; the harmony of the funeral dirges, all tended to heighten the solemn feelings of the spectators, and to open their hearts to the words of the speaker.-Dr. Meyer recalled some of the sufferings of those unhappy times to which these exiles fell victims. He paid an af fecting tribute to their manes, and those of their generous supporters eleven of whom died with them; thanked the generous committee of citizens of Hamburgh and Altona, who at that time saved so many thousands, and now stood by him in deep mourning, to lament with him, those victims, on whom human art and human pity had been exhausted in vain; and then turning fronhose fields of death, Cast a look upon futurity, for which new hopes, new courage, and new strength, now arise in a city which was then in Germany the last and most cruel sacrifice of despotism.-Hamburgh Correspondenten.)

Prince Berthier: Suicide.

Napoleonism: a New Religion in


Stipulation: value of troops.

Hamburgh, May 19.-" According to accounts from Wurtemberg the King of that country will receive from the British government £11 2s. sterling for each man of the number of 29,000, which his Mahas bound himself to bring into the field against the common enemy. These payments commence with the 1st of April and are to continue for one year, in equal monthly instalments."

Funeral Commemoration.

It is known to few persons, but there are some who affirm it, that Napoleon, when in power, had an intention of suppressing the Catholic religion, at the first convenient opportunity, and substituting a kind of Unitarianism, or something like it, under the name of Napoleonism. He had read a book published by a Protestant Minister, in defence of himself, and his tenets, as a Socinian: with this he was so well pleased, that he determined to adopt it, and to use all his power and influence to make it the religion of France. He had observed, that warriors, or politicians, or leading men in the world are sooner forgot, than founders of religions; as Moses, Confius, Jesus Christ, and Mahomet. He perceived that the director of a new sect, the leader and head of a religious society, lived in the hearts of posterity: and was transmitted with renown to succeeding geerations. The sect of Theo-philanthropists in France, offered some assistance fowards the execution of this project. Why should not the sect of Napoleonists endure as long as that of the Christians?

The character of several publications which issued from the degraded press of Paris, was such as gives countenance to

The following are said to be particulars of the death of Prince Berthier. For some

days preceding, a remarkable change in his manner had been observed. Gen. Sacken, who dined with him on the 31st of May, at his father-in-law's, the Duke of Bavaria told him he was charmed at seeing him among the small number of persons who had remained faithful to their King; these words disconcerted him so, that he was at a loss for an answer. He had passed all the morning of the 1st at the window, observing with a perspective glass the Russian troops as they went in; he afterwards went up to the third story to the apartment of his children, he dismissed the servant, and threw himself out of the window; his son, yet a child, endeavouring to catch him by the foot, was nearly dragged out of the window with him. The fall was so violent from the height, that he was killed upon the spot, his head being wholly fractured.


Letters received from the Cape of Good Hope state, that the disputes with the Chinese Government had been amicably set ́tled the latter end of November last.

Loss of the Bengal Indiaman. The following is an extract of a letter from Captain George Nicholls, giving the particulars of that unfortunate event: 66 Cape Town, April 5, 1815." "The Bengal had, by dint of great exertion, completed her lading on the coast, and joined the first fleet at Point de Gal'e, and the whole were to have sailed on the 19th of January last, under convoy of the Malacca frigate my passengers were all on board, and all was clear and ready for starting. "Owing to there not being sufficient space in the spirit-room, four or five small casks of liquor had been stowed in the gun room, and covered over with bags of rice for security as a measure of precaution, the gunner was directed to look at these, and ascertain if they were all safe, and he since reports them to have been all right and dry,


"The largest cask, however, containing about 20 or 25 gallous of rum, and stand ing on its end, did not seem, as the gunner thought, to have its bung quite firmly in and he struck it a blow to drive it farther into the cask; instead of going in the bung new out, and the spirit rushing forth caught fire from a candle in a lauthorn which he held in his hand at the time. All was instantly in flames! and though every possible exertion was promptly made to arrest the progress of the flames, in less than an hour the ship was so far destroyed, that she sunk a blazing ruin !

"The ship's company behaved admirably,-they were to a man orderly and obedient; not a man quitted the ship or relaxed from duty to the last moment.

"The number of sufferers was unhappily great, I fear upwards of twenty, principally occasioned by the sinking of boats along side, although some perished in consequence of the dreadful rapidity with which the fire swept through the ship. Captain Newell, of the Alexandria, I grieve to say, is among the sufferers; as, also Mr. Barker, Second Mate of the Surrey; and Mr. Miller, Midshipman of the Bengal; the Master, and a Lieutenant of the Malacca, were drowned. It is, after this melancholy detail, some consolation to reflect, that all the females and helpless children were saved,

"I escaped at the last moment, and did not preserve a single article, excepting the clothes in which I stood-not even a paper was saved from the general ruin,"


Burmah barbarities.-The following are instances of barbarity so atrocious, that humanity refuses to believe them: they call on to that Providence which has cast their lot all Britons and Christians for thankfulnes in a happier laud:-the contrast is deeply instructive. It passes for an unquestionable fact, that the ferocity of the Burmah character, and the despotic nature of the Government of that country are beyond conception. The pressure of taxes, and tyranny of the Sovereign are the cause of constant commotions; each in his province, is absolute. The The Emperor is absolute: the Governors, laws are sanguinary to an extreme unknown in other countries. The common and pouring melted lead in small quantities punishments are decapitation, crucifixion, down the throat; and these, sometimes, for no greater offence than drinking spirit, or chewing opium, Dr. Carey affirms, that hundred men to be buried alive, and bis comlately, a Burman Commander ordered five mand was instantly obeyed.-hese poor fellows had committed no offence; but were recruits sent to this General þy an Officer to whom he had taken a dislike and for this cause, they were all consigued to death in this inhuman manner.

late tumult among the people, several There can be no wouder, that, after a merchants should give the Viceroy great country with their families and effects. sums of money for permission to leave the


Naples. Er Queen.

Milan, June 4-The Right of Madame

Murat to get on board the English vessel, in order to escape the fury of the Neapolitan populace, was so precipitate that her diamonds were left in the palace.

Our latest accounts from Palermo reach to May 18, and contain the following:

His Majesty King Ferdinand having breakfasted with the Prince and Princess Royal, at the villa of Bocca di Balco, a Privy Council was held. After this the King went on board an English vessel to be conveyed to the Admiral's ship.


duced into the northern parts of Siberia, The cow-pox has at length been introin which the small pox has for many years

The inhabitants of Palermo assembled. As the King went on board, a royal salute was fired; and his Majesty, followed by the beuedictions and the most ardent wishes of his people, went on board the English Admiral's ship, when the English flag was immediately lowered, and that of his Ala-proved so fatal, that it was estimated jesty hoisted. The King then put to sea with the squadron, which consisted of the Admiral's ship, and two other Euglish vessels, his Majesty's corvette the Aurora, two royal packets, the Lion and, the Tartarus, and five transports. On board of this squadron was the whole of the royal guard, and the artillery, with the exception of a few persons.

three-fourths of the natives were annually victims to that malignant malady.

The whole of the native Neapolitans were ordered to remain at Palermo, with the assurance that the necessary measures should be taken to convey them back,

French Douaniers disappointed.

Extract of a Letter from Leghorn, of the 22d April:-"On Sunday last two small vessels arrived from Corsica under the French white flag, which it was soon discovered was only a mask, the people ou board being a whole troop of Douaniers and Preposés, who thought to have found Leghorn in possession of the Neapolitans, and to have got into good plundering berths under them, but most of them were known as old guests, and the populace laid hold of them, drowned some and strangled others; after which some unpleasant visits were paid to the French partisans in the city. The Governor at length succeeded in restoring order and tranquillity, promising to send away all suspected persons; thus we trust italy is out of danger."

Papal Power over both worlds.

Genoa, May 20.-On the day of his Holiness's departure, the Provincial Governor of the Duchy of Genon, with his Staff, waited on him, and had the honour to kiss his hand.

from Rome, desiring for this purpose a list of their names, and asking if they had any request to make. The Commandant gave him the list, and begged in the names of all, an entire absolution at the hour of death for each of them; which his Holiness gave not only to them, but to every member of their families.

Who would not be the Pope's escort, when the circumstance in addition to the earthly honour, thus secures a place in Paradise? or the Pope, when he can thus so easily and entirely satisfy those who employ themselves in his service ?

On the evening before his departure, his Holiness called all the Guard of Honour, expressed his satisfaction, and promised to send each of them a token of remembrance


netism, died lately, in the 81st year of his Mesmer, the discoverer of animal magage, at Mersburg, on the lake of Constance.

National Register;


His Majesty's age and health. his 77th year. The Prince Regent, and Sunday, June 4, his Majesty completed other branches of the Royal Family dined with the Queen on the occasion, at Frogmore, where the day was celebrated in a o'clock, the Park and Tower guns were private manner. fired, in celebration of this event. And on Monday, at one

to the public in St. James's Palace:Sunday the following Bulletin was shewn passed the last month in tranquillity and "Windsor Castle, June 3.-The King has comfort, but his Majesty's disorder is not diminished."

Statue of the King at Guildhall.-Oa Saturday the Statue of his Majesty, which was voted some time back by the Corporation of London, was exhibited for the first time. The Committee appointed for bled at 5 o'clock at Guildhall, where they carrying the resolution into effect assemmet a number of distinguished visitors, and proceeded to the Great Council Chamber, where the Statue is erected. It is placed twelve feet from the floor, in a niche of a at the end of the Chamber, elevated about dark coloured marble. His majesty is sculptured in his royal robes, holding the scroll of an address in his left hand. The

right hand is extended, to represent the Sovereign as in the act of returning an answer to an address which has been pre

sented to him.

On the pedestal is the following inscription.


Born and bred a Briton,

endeared to a Brave, Free, and Loyal People, by his public Virtues,

by his pre-eminent Example of private Worth in all the Relations of domestic Life,

by his uniform Course of unaffected Piety, and entire Submission to the Will of Heaven. The Wisdom and firmness of his

Character and Councils

enabled him so to apply the Resources of his Empire,

so to direct the native Energies of his Subjects, that he maintained the dignity of his Crown preserved inviolate the Constitution in Church

and State, and secured the Commerce and Prosperity of his Dominions,

during a long Period of unexampled difficulty; in which the deadly Contagion of French Principles, and the domineering Aggressions of French


had nearly dissolved the Frame, and destroyed the Independence of every other Government and Nation in Europe.

The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, have erected this Statue in testimony

of their undeviating Loyalty, and grateful Attachment, to the best of Kings, in the fifty-fifth year of his Reign. A. D. 1815. BIRCH, MAYOR.

The Prince Regent has presented Walter Scott with a gold suuff-box, in token of his Royal Highness's approbation of the bard's literary talents.

The Prince Regent intends to take an extensive excursion this summer through the midland counties, and has received various invitations from several noble families, to honour them with his visit on this occasion.

State Papers. Presented to both Houses of Parliament, by command of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, June, 1815.

A statement of the Capital, Interest, and Sinking Fund, of that part of the Russian Debt in Holland to be provided for by Great Britain, in pursuance of the Convention of the 10th May, 1815.

Sterling at the par of eleven Guilders.

Capital............ £2,272,727 5 5 5-11

Interest at 5 per Cent.. Sinking F. at 1 per C...

Total Annual Charge

136,363 12 8 8-11 NEW STAMP DUTIES.-Receipt or dis charge, given for or upon the payment of money amounting to



£. s. d. 2 and not 5 0 2 5 and not 10.0 3 10 and not 20 0 6 20 aud not 50 1. 0 50 and not 100 1 6

£. s. d 100 and not 200 26 200 and not 300 40 300 and not 500 60 500 and not 1000 7 6

1000 or upwards 10 0 And where any sum of money whatever shall be therein expressed or acknowledged to be received in full of all demands,


113.636 7 3 3-11. 22,727 5 5 5-11

Promissory Note, for the payment to the bearer on demand, of any sum of money, not exceeding Il. 1s. .. Os. 6d. £. s. £ss d £ s d 11 and not 2 2 10 20 and not 30 4 0 2 and not 5516 30 and not 50 6.0 5 and not 10 0 2 0


50 and not 100 10 0

100 and not 20 0 3 0

For the payment, in any other manner than to the bearer on demand, on any sum of money, amounting to 40s. and not exceeding 51. 5s. 1s. 3d. · t £. £. s d 30 and not 50 3 0 50 and not 100 4 0

£. s. £ s d 55 and not 20 16 20 0 and not 30 20

For the payment, either to the bearer on demand, or in any other manner than to the bearer on demand, of any sum of money exceeding 100l. and not exceeding 2007. 5s. Od.

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£. £. s d 200 and not 300 60 300 and not 500 76 500 and not 1000 10 6

£. £. £ s d 1000 not 2000 0 15 0 2000 not 3000 1 0 0 exceed. 3000 1 10 Q These two last descriptions of notes are not to be re-issued after being once paid.

Inland Bills of Exchange, Drafts or Orders, for the payment to the bearer, or to order either on demand, or otherwise, pay the following duties:

£. s.
£. s. s. d.
20 to 55 13
55 to 20 0
20 0 to 30 0
30 0 to 50 0 30
50 0 to 100 0 40
100 0 to 200 0 50


£. £. £. s. d. 200 to 300 0 60 300 to 500 0 76 500 to 1000 0 10 0 1000 to 2000 0 15 0 2000 to 3000 1 00 3000 & upws. 1 10 0 The report of the Committee of Ways and Means, recommends a duty on Gold Plate of 17s. per oz.; and on Silver Plate, with the exception of a variety of small articles for the table, a duty of 1s. 6d. per oz. Gold Watchcases, marked, &c. in Great Britain, to be exempted.

The Loan.-Wednesday June 15 the fo!lowing gentlemen waited upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer with their biddings as under, for the ensuing loan of 36,000,000. for the service of this year, viz. :— Steers and Ricardo 441. 3 per cent. con. Baring, Augerstein, Ellis, and Co. 444. do. Both lists having bid the same, were declared jointly Contractors. For every 1007. uroney they will have190 Reduced S per cent. 10 4 per cent.


44 Consolidated 3 per cent.

The dividends upon the 3 per cent. reduced, and 4 per cents, to commence from April last, and upon the 3 per cent. consols from July next-the first half-year on the whole to be exempted from the Property Tax.

Discount after the rate of 4 per cent. per annum, for payments made in full. Payments. 17th June, 10 per cent. 21st July, 10 ditto; 18th Aug. 10 ditto; 15th Sept. 10 ditto; 20th October, 10 ditto; 17th Nov. 10 ditto; S0th December, 10 ditto; 17th Jan. 1816, 10 ditto; 16th February, 10 ditto; 15th March, 10 Editto-100l.

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Petition on the Subject of Tithes. Bath, Jan, 5, 1815-That though your Petitioners regard tithes as absolutely and legally vested in their present possessors, they nevertheless believe that a full, fair, and permanent equivalent might be found for them, which would be satisfactory to the titheholders; not obnoxious to the people, nor injurious to the state; and which would remedy the evils hereinafter complained of.

Omnium opened at 4 premium, and after considerable fluctuation, closed at 24.

That, in the opinion of your Petitioners, the title system has ever operated as a material check to agricultural improvements; and that the oppressive action of that system has increased with the increase of the expences of cultivation.

That its effect almost amounts to a prohibition of the cultivation of much of the waste lands and inferior soils of this kingdom, as one tenth of the gross produce on such lands would be equal to the whole net produce; which your Petitioners are prepared to prove.

Profitable dairy.-A Suffolk cow, eight years old, belonging to Mr. Keeley of Reading, produced in one week lately 17lbs. of butter; during the last six weeks she has given from 22 to 24 quarts of milk daily.

Prolific Vegetation. There is now growing in the garden of T. B. Perkins, Esq. of Rickerscote, near Stafford, a brocoli, measering six feet and two inches in circumference; and which was full three feet in circumference when prime and fit to be cooked.

That a lease of a titheable estate cannot be entered into with a certainty to the lessee of renting the tithes for the same term; and that a lessee of a farm may, and often has the tithes taken from him in kind, after he has made great and expensive improvements on the land.


Six treatises on the commutation of
tithes were investigated by a Committee,
and the Bedfordean gold medal was award-
ed to John Benett, Esq. of Pyt House, for
"the best treatise on the commutation
of tithes:" and on the motion of J. Ensor,
Esq. of Rollesby Hall, in Norfolk, se-
conded by J. Webb Weston, Esq. of
Sutton-place, Surrey, it was
that a petition should be immediately
commutation of tithes
prepared for a
founded on the principles of the said essay,
and laid on the table in the Society's rooms
for the signatures of those who may ap-
prove, whether members of the Society or
not. The following is a copy of the

That the tithes are worth considerably more to the occupiers of the land than to the titheholders; which difference in value is occasioned by the extraordinary expense to the titheholders of collecting them, and by the injury they sustain from casualties by weather; and that this difference in value is not only a loss to the titheholders, but also to the public.

That under the Tithe Laws, as they now stand, one man has a power over, and an interference in, the property of many, which your Petitioners humbly conceive is calculated to produce dissention and litigation between the tithehoider and the occupiers of land.

That, in the opinion of your Petitioners, more dissention and litigations have proceeded from the tithe system, than from any other of our political institutions; the evil effects of which must be selfevident.

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That your Petitioners, Members of the Bath and West of England Society, for the encouragement of agriculture, &c. humbly conceive, that through some member of your honourable house, they can submit a plan for the commutation of tithes to your honourable house, the basis of which will be to give the land as the equivalent for tithes; and by which plan, the objections

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