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Afaph, when after carrying his oppofition to Mr. Erskine even to threats and commands, he felt constrained to withdraw them. Mr. Erskine had put a question to the jury relative to the meaning of their verdict: Mr. Juftice Buller objected to its propriety: the counfei repeated it, and perfifted in demanding an anfwer, the judge again interpofed his authority in thefe emphaticwords--"Sit down, Mr. Erikine; know your duty, or I shall be obliged to make you know it."-Mr. Erikine with equal animation replied "I know my duty as well as your lordship knows your's; I ftand here as the advocate of a fellow citizen and I will not fit down. The judge after this remained filent, and the advocate perfifted in his question. Judge Buller was never in parliament; his relation, Francis Buller, a major in the Cornwall Militia, was chofen a reprefentative for the Borough of Weftlooe, at the general election in 1762, and this circumftance has occafioned many mistakes, by one of thefe perfons being taken for the other.

The political world has loft one of its best champions in the death of Monfieur Mallet du Pan, who expired on Saturday, the roth of May, at the houfe of his intimate friend the Count de Lally-Tolendal, in Ormondplace, Richmond, Surry. Soon after his arrival in England, nearly three years ago, he experienced an alteration in his conftitution, which he afcribed to the change of climate; and this indifpofition terminated in that diforder, which in this Ifland appears more inexorable than elsewhere, a confumption. He was born in 1749, at Geneva, that city which gave birth to the celebrated philofopher Rouffeau, and the no lefs celebrated financier Necker, of which republic like many of his ancestors, he was a citizen. M. Mallet du Pan,according to the custom of his countrymen, and especially of the Swifs, went early into the world to feek his fortune, and fixed upon Paris as the great market on the continent for talents of every rate: we do not however hear much of him as a man of letters till his concern with the Mercure Francois, a publication of confiderable celebrity and of which the direction at length fell into his hands. The leading article in this print was always understood to be from his own pen, and in this he fhewed more modefty than the editors of fimilar publications, in other countries, for he did not direct the fubject matter to be difplayed in larger types, or with leads and fpaces to give it confpicuity, but had it printed in a fmaller letter than that which compofed the body of the work. His conduct on the firit burit of the revolution fhews him to have been little more than what we in England denominate a Whig, and a little less than we now understand by the character of a Tory. In the courfe of this great political conteft he was often affailed by thofe whofe views and interests he oppofed, and through this, and other caufes, he contracted an acerbity of temper, which no profeffiors of philofophical moderation and impartiality could conceal. We do not pie3

tend to know what was his political profefion de foi in his last moments; but we may fay, without fear of contradiction, it being known to all anatomifts, that by looking too earnestly on an object and then shutting the eye, the figure and form of thobject remains on the retina, but is never thelefs found to affume a different bue. His Mercure Britannique, which he fet up foon after his arrival in England, was difcontinuea a fhort time before his deceafe. Its effect as an Anti-jacobin we believe, did not altogether gratify the hopes of its most fanguine fupport


In the last literary campaign he made in France, his banner was infcribed with the words les parliamentaires, but on the afcendancy of the Erietines he was compelled to retreat from the republic after making a fruitless at tempt to rally with the Malouets and Lallys, The political herizon grew more and more cloudy, and the Mercure fell into the hands of Poultier, with whom he has fince had a literary and political quarrel. The new combatant on the fanie fide endeavoured to preserve the keen edge of this once powerful weapon, but it was now found too impotent againtt the numerous literary adverfaries who started up every day: the valor therefore of our modern Patrocles, tho clad in Achilles' armour, could not terrify his fans culottes enemies, and he was himself, after the memorable 10th of August, obliged to flee from the field of battle. In the next year (1793) Monfieur Mallet du Pan took up his quarters at Bruffels, where he published, Confiderations for a Nature de la Revolution de France, & fur les Caufes que en Prolonge la Durée. Here again he experienced the fate of many great warriors being compelled to fall back upon Holland. At Leyden the next year 1794 he fent another tract from the prefs in the way of a trumpit of Alarm, and called it, Les Dangers qui menacint Europe. His quarters a third time were beaten up, and he took post at Vienna, where he with more fafety to himself, but with lefs annoyance to the foe, let off feveral political opufcules. In the capital of Germany he was not quite at his eafe, and was befides too far from the feene of action to wield his pen with full effect. He had fome thoughts of taking up a permanent refidencein Switzerland, near his native place; but Bonaparte occafioned his expulfion with that of a few others, by express defire. London appeared now the only fafe garrifon left for the profecution of his pen-and-ink defence of the old caufe. It is faid that Lewis XVI. when near his end, repofed confidence in him, and once entrufted him with a fpecial commiffion to Germany: he was however far from enjoying the good opinion of those who had been most about the perfor of that unfortunate monarch. When the partizans of Royalty were preparing to fly in all directions, thofe who refolved to stay behind complained of the inefficacy of M. Mallet du Pan's reafoning, which could not keep the fugitives at their pofts. Car son remoratur Itures ? It must however be ac




knowledged, that M. Mallet da Pan has from the commencement of this unexampled confli&t, been indefatigable in the employment of his talents, which were unquestionably enviable for their brilliancy and variety. Nor ought we to arraign him for the tendency of his labours, if they were directed, as he affirmed, to the support of fecial order and the defence of national rights: for what good citizen would not join in an endeavour to maintain the doctrine of the independency of ftates. If he believed the peace of Europe to be in danger from the machinations of Jacobins, then may he be excufed for his intemperate fallies at times, and for the inveterate hatred he has uniformly manifested against every act bearing the name or even fufpicion of Jacobinifm. Flood, the Irish Orator, fome years ago was called over to England to aid an English oppofition; he failed. M. Mallet du Pan, a Swifs writer, was invited to England alfo to filence the political reformers of the prefent day those who allured him here must have faid with Ulyffes tibi fe peritura refervant JACOBINS. How happily or fuccefsfully he might have compleared the gengn of his coming, had he lived longer, or what share of praife is due to his memory, for what he has actually performed, it is impoilible to say, becaufe of the number of his well deferving rivals in the task. As a gentleman he was, we believe much refpected, and in nothing can that refpect be more fincerely fhewn than in the provision now making for his widow and four children, who, as it should feem, are left unprovided for by his death. M. Mallet du Pan has exhibited in the last part of his life one of thofe fingular circumstance which has fomething para. doxical in it: for, tho' born a republican, and bred a protestant, he has been enrolled thefe ten years paft with thofe fighting for the restora tion of a Monarchy, and the maintenance of the Roman Catholic Religion. It may be thought not lefs remarkable that M. Mallet du Pan was acquainted with Voltaire in the latter days of that great man's life, and had often expreffed the higheft admiration for his writings. His friend M. Malouet, the celebrated orator in the affemblée conflituente, was with him at his death, and with the following perfons of diftinction attended his funeral, viz. The Prince de Poix, formerly captain of the body guards to Louis XV, and Lord Sheffield, pall-bearers. M. Rigaud and his eldest fon, chief mourners. M. Fagel, Greffier to the ftates general of the United Provinces, and the Hon. Mr. Trevor, formerly the British Envoy Extraordinary and Minifter Plenipotentiary at the Court of Turin, Sir John Macpherfon, and Mr. Whithead Keene, members of the Houfe of Commons; and the Count de Lally Tolendal, deputy to the ftates general of France in 1789. The Corpfe was followed by two lines of Swifs and Genevefe, and by a confiderable number of English and French gentlemen: among the former were M Baron Maferes, Mr. G. Pean, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Reeves, Mr. Bowles.

Mr. John Gifford, Mr. Flint, the Rev. Mefirs. Sparrow, Young and Wollaton. He was buried on Thursday the 14th of May in the New Church Yard, Richmond, and as we are informed feveral Swifs gentlemen have fignified their intention of erecting an unadorned monument over the grave of their cele brated and eloquent countryman.

[The Rev. Daniel Phillips, of Hapton, in the county of Norfolk, whofe death was announced, page 409, in our Magazine for May, was the fon of the Rev. Daniel Phillips, a diffenting clergyman, who refided at Gwinfryn, near Pullheli, in North Wales. He received his claffical education in the school at Pullheli, from whence he was removed by his father to the academy at Caermarthen. He finished his ftudies with Dr. Latham, who conducted, for many years at Finbern, near Derby, a feminary devoted to the education of young men for the miniftry, amongst Proteftant-diffenters, with diftinguished and deferved reputation. On leaving this academy, Mr Phillips accepted the office of paftor to a fmall congregation. It was here, that he first rejected a very liberal offer in the eftablished church, which was made by a near relation, and which was afterwards repeated, both for himself, and with a view to his fon. On thefe occafions, he might have exchanged the narrow income of five and thirty pounds per annum, which he received as a minister among the diffenters, for two hundred and fifty in the established church; but he coule not conform, with an approving confcience. He had the greater merit in relinquishing all profpect of preferment in the church, on ac count of his circumftances in life, for he had a young and numerous family; and when the patronage of his friend was preffed upon him for the last time, he had loft the greater part of his wife's fortune by a bankrupt. From Ripley, Mr. Philips removed to Eaftwood, and afterwards to Sowerby, in Yorkshire, where he officiated at minifter, more than forty years. On the death of Dr. Stanton, he was appointed fucceffor to that gentleman, at Hapton. Here he spent in retirement and independance, the last twelve years of his life. He was a man of confiderable talents, both as a fcholar and a divine. His knowledge of the Latin and Greek languages in particular, was extenfive; the former he could both write and fpeak with elegance and fluency, and after he had passed his seventieth year, his correspondence with his fon was often carried on in that language. He was much refpected in his neighbourhood by churchmen, as well as by diffenters; for his feparation from the establishment originated not in party principles, but in the conviction of his own mind; and while he exercised the right of private judgment for himself, he allowed and maintained that right to its greatest extent, on behalf of others. He died at the advanced age of 84; and, till his lat illness, which was lingering and painful, had been rarely prevented from fulfilling the dy ties of his profeffion.] 4 H 2


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Arranged geographically, or in the Order of the Counties, from North to South. [Authentic Communications for this Department are always very thankfully received.]


The Schoolmasters Allociation in the Northern counties, lately held their annual meeting at Newcastle; when the members prefent had the fatisfaction to find, on an examination of the accounts, that their funds were in a flourishing state. Several refpectable names were added to the affociation, and a confiderable addition was alfo made to the lift of those public-fpirited noblemen and gentlemen, who aflift in carrying into effect the benevolent purposes of this inftitution, by their annual fubfcriptions.-The Rev. John Farret, vicar of Stanwix near Carlife, was re-elected Prefident; and the Rev. Edward Prowitt, Mr. Hugh Johafon, and Mr. Ralph Dees, were refpectively elected to fill the offices of viceprefident, treasurer, and fecretary.

Married.] At Newcastle, Mr. Wm. Em.bleton, merchant, at Berwick, to Mils Braidwood. Mr. Jof. Carr, to Mrs. Scaife.

The Rev. Wm. Addifon, rector of Middlefex, St. George's, to Mifs Fountain, of


At Corbridge, Mr. Wm. Thompfon, of Dyke houle, near Hartlepool, to Mifs Ifabella Snowball, of Dilfton, near Corbridge.

At Barnard Castle, Mr. Jacob Rabler, Tanner, to Mifs Steele.

Died.] At Newcastle, Mr. Robert Barkas, grocer. Mr. Tho. Barkas, formerly a flater, and latterly of the cuftoms of this port. Mrs. Richardfon, wife of Mr. J. Richardfon; and a .few days afterwards Mr. Jof. Richardfon, their fon; another of their fons had alfo died a few weeks before. Aged 99 Mrs. Robinson, a maiden lady. Mifs Mary Weftmorland, daughter of the late Mr. Westmorland of the clafe. Aged 66, Mr. Matthew Prior, filversmith, and affay-mater. Mr. Jno. Barron, ftiy-maker.

At spital, near Hexham, Mrs. Featherftonhaugh, relict of the late Wm. Featherftonhaugh, efq, of Hexham.

At Hexbani, aged 70, Mrs. Ann Midford. At Barnard Cattle, aged 42, Mrs. Alice Ewbank, wife of Mr. W. Ewbank, Tanner.

At Sunderland, Mr. Wm. Dobfon, bookfeller. At Bishopfwearmouth, Mr. Robert Richardfon, fhip owner.

At North Shields, Mr. Wm. Robfon, watch and clock maker.

At Witton Gilbert, aged 27, Mifs Dixon, daughter of Mr. Ralph Dixon.

At Raveniworth Cattle, Mary Brown, aged 100 years.

At Playfworth, aged 76, Mrs. Coates. At Bankfoot, pear Brompton, aged 94, Mr. Edward Bendle.

At Brompton, Mrs. Brown, wife of Mr.

Brown, of the Packhorfe. Mrs. Bell, widow, aged 96.

At Weetflade, aged 56, Wm. Alder, efq.


Married.] At Heversham, Wm. Malling, efq. of Sunderland, to Mifs Haygarth, of Kidfoe.

At Carlisle, Mr. James, furgeon, to Mifs Byers. Mr. Fra. Stoddart, manufacturer, to Mifs Eleanor Beaumont, daughter of Mr. J. Beaumont, fpirit merchant.

Mr. Tho. Holt, to Mifs Elizabeth Hand. fome.

AtWorkington, Captain Henry Thompson, to Mifs Hodgion. Captain Henry Haftings, of the Favourite, to Mifs Smith.

At Dean, Captain John Bell, of the Hope of Workington, to Mifs Lancafter, of Dean fcales.

At Kendal, the Rev. Wm. Lushington, fellow of Jefus' College, Cambridge, to Mils Wilfon, daughter of Jas. Wilfon, esq. one of his majesty's juftices for the County of Weftmorland. Died At Carlisle, aged 70, Mrs. Gra ham, widow. At an advanced age, the Rev. Robert Miln, A. M. pastor of a diffenting congregation, and author of fome ingenious publications. Mr. Geo. Dixon, Calico-prin ter, in Caldewgate. Aged 41, Mrs. Eliz. Park, wife of Mr. Cha. Park, of the Glohe Inn. Aged 82, Margaret Blacklock, of Botchardgate. Aged 87, Mary Nicholson.

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At York, Mr. Robinfon, chemift and druggift, to Mifs Mary Watson, of Kirby Grindal. Mr. Wallis Dunn, tea dealer, to Mifs J. Heflop, of Gatenby.

At Hull, Mr. W. M. Willett, of Rufhforth-hall, near Bradford, to Mifs Maria Bromby, of Hull, merchant. John Haxley, M. D. of Pontefract, to Mifs Kirkman, only daughter of John Kirkman, efq. of Hull. Mr. Edward Robinfon, to Mifs Yeoman. Mr. John Hay, merchant, to Mifs Walker, of Birmingham.

At Kirkburton, Mr. Lockwood, of Farend, Huddersfield, Woolftapler, to Mifs

near Booth.

At Halifax, Mr. Rofs, liquor merchant, to Mrs. Waller, of Skipton, in Craven.

Mr. Butter, linen draper, to Mifs Crofs, of Louth, Lincolnshire.

At Preston, Dr. Wm. St. Clare, to Mrs. Gardner.

At Barnsley, Mr. James Lifter, merchant, to Mifs Hall.

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At Sheffield, Mr. Wm. Perch, fon of Mr. Perch, of the Angel Inn, Sheffield, to Mifs Clarke, of Barnby Moor. Mr. Sam. Pearce, to Mifs Barraclough. Mr. Wm. Andrews, grocer, to Mifs Martha Haflchirit, of Whittington, Derbyshire. Mr. Th, Saunderfon, factor, to Mifs Smith, eldest daughter of Mr. Smith, filverplater. Mr. Jof. Hawkfworth, to Miis Eliz. Parker. Mr. Sam. Revell, fugar baker, to Mifs Afhforth.

At Farend, near Huddersfield, Mr. Thomas Lockwood, Woolitapler, to Mifs Mary Booth, of Kirkburton.

Mr. John Crofsley, of Scaicliff, Lancashire, to Mifs Lockwood, of Ewood in this county. At Wheldrake, East Riding, the Rev. John Dixon, A. M. curate of Methley, to Mifs Savage.

Henry Silvertop, efq. of Hardwick, Durham, to Mifs Witham, of Cliff, in this county.

At Whitby, Mr. Henry Bennim, to Mifs Craven.

At Knaresborough, Mr. John White, Mercer, to Mifs Ann Thompfon, of Algakirk, in Lincolnshire.

At Skipton, in Craven,, Mr. Smith, furgeon, to Mifs Wafney, of Hull.

At Warmfworth, near Doncafter, J. H. Maw, efq. to Mifs Lifter, of Tetley, Lincolnfhire.

At Selby, Mr. Howcroft, skinner, to Miss Blakey, of Gilderfome, near Leeds.

Died.] At Sheffield, Mr. W. Field, florift; who dropped down and expired as he was taking an early walk in his garden. This sudden and unexpected event made fo ftrong an impreffion on the mind of his wife, that fhe furvived him only 19 days.

At York, Mrs. Cayley, widow of the Rev. John Cayley, late rector of Brompton. Aged 83, Mrs. Buckle, widow of the late Mr. Buckle, woolftapler. Aged 87, Mr. Cha. Harrifon, of the London waggon warehouse, which he had attended upwards of 50 years. Aged 64, Mrs. Jefferfon, wife of Captain Robert Jefferfon. Aged 66, Mr. Tho. Goodhill; though born deaf and dumb, he poffeffed extraordinary talents. He could write and read writing, was an excellent card player, and in his youth was a good shot.

At Hull, aged 46, Mrs. Thorp, wife of Mr. William Thorp, builder. Aged 45, Mr. John Crompton, landing waiter, of that port. Aged 67, Colonel George Thompfon. Aged 39, Mr. Corney, of the Fleece Inn. Aged 71, Mr. R. Rennard, merchant. Aged 75, Mrs. Howard, relict of the late R. Howard, merchant. Mifs Parker, daughter of Mr. Parker, merchant. She had been many years helpless, and falling from a window, was killed on the spot.

At Doncaster, aged 83, Mr. Tho. Seaton, one of the aldermen of that corporation.

At Kirklees Hall, aged 11 years, the eldest fon of Sir George Armytage, bart.

At Leeds, Mr. R. Hargreaves, builder. Mr. W. M. Kendall, of Kirbymoorfide, whofe death was occafioned by a fall from his horie, but a few yards from the spot where his brother met with a fimilar fate a few years before.

At Beverley, Mrs. Lundie, wife of Timothy Lundie, efq. mayor of Beverley. Mrs. Plumpton, relict of the late Rev. Mr. Plumpton, formerly of Sproatley. Aged 48, Mr. John Watfon, butcher.

At Pontefract, Mr. B. Earnshaw, aged 80. At Market Weighton, Mr. R.T.Biafs, cornfactor and coal merchant.

At Barnley, Mrs. Mence, wife of the Rev. Mr. Mence.


At Tickhill, Mrs. Parnell, wife of the Bev. the preceding market day. The crop is unP. Parnell.

At Ardley, near Barnfley, aged 74, R. Michlenwaite, efq.

At Burnley, Mr. Wm. Kirk, dyer. At Swene, in Holderness, aged 82, Mrs. Eaton, wife of Mr. J. Eaton. It is remarkable, that at different periods of her life, the ftood in the following degrees of relationship, (by marriage) to a gentleman in Hull, viz. aunt to his father, lifter to his mother, and mother to himself.

At Mowthorp, near Malton, aged 25, Markenfield Kirby, efq. late captain in the 35th regiment.

At the Grange, near Darlington, George Allan, efq. F. A. S.

At Tadcafter, aged 74, Mr. Shaw, furgeon. At Saltah-Grange, in Holderness, Mits Ombler, daughter of E. Ombler, efq.

At Wakefield, Mrs. Barff, wife of Mr. Barff, woolftapler. Aged 68, Mr. Stephen Northoufe, formerly of Leeds. Mr. Linnecar, relict of the late Mr. G. Linnecar, branay merchant.

Mifs Lucy Nicholson, daughter of Mr. Nicholfon.

At Sheffield, Mr. Ellis, a portrait painter of diftinguished talents. Mifs Ann G. Wood, only daughter of Mr. W. Wood, confectioner, aged 12 years.

A Braithwaite, near Doncafter, Mrs. Greaves.

At Swarland, Mrs. Stephenfon, wife of Mr. R. Stephenfon.

At Snaith, aged $6, Mrs. Tyas: At Gainsborough, Mr. Wm. Furley, whar. finger.

At Scarborough, aged 65, John Halley, efq. one of the common councilmen of that place.

At Bardsey, near Leeds, Mifs Elizabeth Hiott, youngest daughter of Mr. M. 1ffort.

At the Rev. Miles Wrigley's, at Oldham, ged 72, Mrs. Barlow.

At Skipton, in Craven, Mrs. Heelis, wife of Mr. Heelis, of the caftle.


By the register of the collegiate church of Manchester, it appears, that from January 1 t› December 31, 1799, there were chriftened males 1390, females 1316. Buried, males 695, females 662, and married 1275 couples.

Upwards of 700 lumps of butter, short of weight, were feized on a late market day at Manchester, and diftributed amongst the poor inhabitants.

The Liverpool library lately published propofals for crecting a new library and news 100m, at an expence of 3600 guineas; and in one week the fubfcription was full! No other town in the kingdom can produce a ûmilar inftance of public fpirit.

At Prefton, on Saturday the 7th of June, wheat and potatoes were fold, upon an average, of little more than half the prices of

commonly great.

Married.] At Liverpool, J. P. Machell, efq. of Penny-bridge, to Mifs Penny, of Liverpool. Mr. Wm. Windfor, merchant, to Mifs E. Hawthornthwaite, of Fortune Lodge, near Lancaster. Mr. R. Pulfton, of Overton, Flintshire, to Mifs Ann Porter of Spon Green. Mr. James Siddon, merchant, to Mifs Worrall. Christopher Harvey, eiq. of Briftol, to Mifs Robinson.

Orantham Hodgson, efq. captain in the royal North Lincoln Militia, to Mifs Dench. At Manchester, Mr. Henry Driver, to Mifs Ifabella Potter.

Mr. Wm. Tidefwell, to Mifs Whitney. J. Chew, M. D. to Mifs Clayton, daughter of Major J. Clayton, of Little Harewood, Mr. Shackles, cotton merchant, to Mifs Buli, of Wilton, Cheshire.

A. Blackburn, Mr. J. Leach, cotton manufacturer, to Mifs Dawfon, of Hall Foot, near Clithero.

At Wray, Mr. Tho. Fisher, eldeft fon of Mr. Wm. Fisher, merchant, of Leeds, to Wifs Whalley, of Lancaster.

At Ulverston, Mr. Wm. Atkins, attorney, of Dalton, in Furness, to Mifs Jane Jackson, of Ulverton.

At Lancafter, Mr. Wm. Lancafter, of Colegate, to Mifs Lee.

At Cartmel, Mr. Geo. Dixon, carrier, to Mifs Butler, of Flookborough.

Died.] At Liverpool, aged 86, Mr. J.

Bannister, the eldest attorney in the town.

At Blackburn, Mr. Carr, attorney at law. Within a few days of each other, the two youngest daughters of R. Cardwell, eiq.

At Bolton, Mrs. Faulkner, wife of Mr. Stephen Faulkner.

At Manchester, Mrs. Ridgway, wife of Mr. J. Ridgway.

The Rev. Richard Asheton, D. D. warden of the collegiate church, and rector of Mid


In the neighbourhood of Cartmel, captain John Wilfon, of Kendal.

At Prefcot, Mrs. Yate, wife of Mr. Yate, and daughter of Miles Mafon, efq. of Sedbergh.

At Hollin's Green, near Harrington, aged 83, Mr. John Peers.

At Little Woolton, aged 98, Mrs. Woods, mother of Mr. James Woods, tanner. At Wavertree, Mr. Francis Holland.


Married.] At Chefter, the Rev. Dr. Landon, provost of Worcester college, Oxford, to Mits Ready, only daughter of John Ready, efq. of Oak hanger-Hall. Mr. John Hookenbull, of Nantwich, ironmonger, to Mifs Ann Betteley, Mr. Whitehoufe, of Holywell, to Mifs Griffiths, daughter of captain Griffiths, of the garrifon in this city. Mr. John Walker, to Mifs Eliz. chamberlain, of Gilden, Sutton. At

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