Imatges de pÓgina

At Bermuda, John Noble Harvey, efq. to Mifs M. Tucker, eldest dau. of the Hon. J. T efq. Speaker of the Colonial Affembly. In Jamaica, Henry William Cart, efq. captain the 8 dregiment, to Mifs Cham bers, daughter of Col. Rofe.

In America, the eldest fon of the Hon. Thomas Erskine, to the mece of the late Gen. Wafhgton.

Lately, at South Carolina, Daniel Blake, efq. fon of Wm. B. of Sunbury-place, to Mifs Middleton, daughter of the late Hon. Arthur M. member of Congress.

At Dankeith, in Scotland, Patrick Ballandyne, efq. to Mifs Mary Kelfo, daug. of the late Capt. John K. of Dankeith.

At Caflemartyr, in Ireland, Duncan Darrpch; efq. major in the Rothfay and Caithnefs fer cibles, to Mifs Elizabeth Cotter, daughte; of Rev. Sackville C.

At Dublin, Leonard M'Nally, efq. barrifter at law, to Mifs Louifa Edgeworth, daughter of the late Rev. Robert E. of Iffaid, co. Longford.

At Limerick, John Weftroop, efq. of Attyfin, to Mifs Nefs, daughter of the late Capt. N. of the 19th foot.

In Ireland, Captain Nevin, of the Northamptonshire fencibles, to Mifs Simpfon, of Drumfha.

In Dublin, Capt. W. King, of the Leiceftershire militia, to Mis Penelope Bell, daughter of the late Sir Thomas Bell.

James Cathrow, efq. of the Heralds college, to Mifs Wyat.

Richard Peckham, efq. of Beak sbourne, Kent, to Mis Anne Gowland, only daug. of the late Thomas G. fq. Billiter-fquare.

Mr. Taynton, Bromley, Kent, to Mifs Billingfley, of Queen-square, Bloomsbury, Flower Freeman, efq. of Cheifea, to Mifs Parry, late of Uxbridge.

Mr. Miles, furgeon, of Calne, Wilts, to Mifs Gale, of Chilverton-hill.

At York, Careb Barnes, efq. captain in the Meath militia, to Mifs Coote.

At Preitbury, Shakspear Phillips, efq. of Mauchefter, to Mifs Jodrell, eldcft daughter of the late John Bower J, eiq. of Henbury, ip Chethire.

At Loughborough, Mr. Kirkman, druggift and grocer, to Mifs Adams, both of that place.

At Chesterfield, Mr. John Richardson, merchant, to Mifs Lucy. Zuill, daughter of Mr. John Z. of Liverpool.

At Croxton Kerrial, Mr. Thomas Parnham, grazier, to Mifs M. Rufhworth, daug. of the 1te Mr. Ed. R. Beverley, co. York. Mr. J. Scott, grazier, tó Mits Cooper, of Great Wigton, co. Leicester.

Rev. Dr. Cooke, fellow of Oriel college, Oxford, to the daughter of the late Dr. Clarke, provoft of the fame college.

Mr. Henry Redhead York, to Mifs Andrews, daughter of Mr. A. keeper of Dorchefter caftle, where Mr. Y. has been fome time in confinement.

John Parry, efq. to Mrs. Smith, widow of the late Gen. Jofeph S. both of Twickenham, Middlesex.

T. H. Latham, efq. captain in the marine forces, to Mifs Williams, daughter of the late Tho. W.efq. of Hearingfto ne, Do: fet. Rev. Rob Mander, rector of Staw ford, Devon, to Mifs Penny, of Wells.

At St. George's, Hanover-fquare, Mr. James Penfold, to Mifs Bambridge, of Crimple-houfe, co. York.


A Leeds, Mr. Thomas Croft, merchant, of M. chefter, to Mifs Simpson, daughter of John S. efq. of Spring-house, near Leeds. Rev. Wm. Horne, of Gore court, near Maidstone, to Mifs M.Whitear, of Hastings.

At Wellingborough, co. Northampton, John Arden, efq. captain in the 3d, or King's own dragoons, to Mifs Anna Maria Hodgfon, eldest daughter of John H. eiq.

At Arundel, Suflex, Mr. Henry Perial, of the Victualling-office, to Mifs L. Brady.

Dylon, efq. ion of James D. efq. of Iver, Bucks, to Mifs Armstrong, daug. of James A. efq. of Turnham-green.

Jofeph Terry Hone, efq. of Dublin, to Mrs. Sinclair, of St. Paul's, Covent Garden.

At Farnham, the Rev. Mr. Crosby, of Hamildon, Surrey, to Mifs Hnut, Tunton,

James Filewood, efq. of the 8th light dragooas, to Mifs Davies, daughter of the late J. D. efq. of Bristol.

Mr Stead Girdlefton, attorney, of Wifbeck, to Mifs Sharp, daughter of S. S. etq. of Sunderland-house, co. Norfolk.

Thomas Bowmer, efq, to M‍fs Henrietta Mason, both of Retford, co. Nottingham.

At Cork, in Ireland, by special licence, Lord Bantry, to Mifs Hare, daughter of Wm. H. efq. with a fortune of 30,0001.

April 17. At Barnham, near Euften, co. Suffolk, by the Right Hon. and Rev. Lord Henry Fitzroy, Mr. Martin Sharpe, jun. of Bury St. Edmund's, to Mifs Mary-Anne Clift, 2d daugt. of Mr. Jas. C. of Barnham.

22. At Rolvenden, the Rev. Thd. Mor phett, vicar of that place, to Mifs Rolfe,

26. At Prague, the Prince of Hohenzollern Hechingen, to Paulina, the fecond

Princefs of Courland.

28. At Dublin, Major-general Edward Morrison, to Lady Caroline King, daughter of the late Earl of Kingston.

29. Rev. Thomas Lane Freer, M. A. of Pembroke college, Oxford, to Mifs Sarah Wetherell, 2d dau. of the Dean of Hereford. 30 At the chapel in the Tower, Robert Bingley, efq. of his Majefty's Mmt, to Mifs Alchorne, niece of Stanefby A. eiq. of the Tower.

May 1. At Matching, Effex, Mr. Boftock, chemiit, of Stoke Newington, to Mits Hewitt, fitter to the wife of Mr. Squire, furgeon and apothecary at Matching; and, on their return to town, the new-married couple were robbed on Epping foreft by two highwaymen,

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3. Matthias Arntz, efq. of Golden-squa. to Mifs F. Cantwell, of Great Pulteney-itr.

5. At Bath, the Rev. T. W. Goddard, of Brutol, to Mifs Mary Lucas, third daugh. of Rev W. L. of Peterftowe, co. Hereford. At Langley, co. Norfolk, the Rev. Henry Hobart, fon of the late M. P. for Norwich, to Mifs Beauchamp, eldest dau. of Sir Tho. Beauchamp Proctor, bart. of Langley park. 6. Ar Manchetter, John Copp, efq. of Bromley, Middlefex, to Mrs. Paton, widow of Dr. P. and daughter of Daniel Burton, efq. of Manchefter.

7. Hon. Jaho Cochrane, to Mifs Birch, of Pinner, Middlefex.

8. Mr. Life rabe John Curtis, of Iflington, to Mats Savage, of Weymouth-street.

10. Capt, Cumberland, of the royal navy, to Mis Burt, daughter of the late Charles Pyn B. etq. of Albemarle-street.

12. Geo. Sullivan Marten, efq of Georgestreet, Hanover-fquare, to Mis Nevi fon, dau. of Cha. N. efq, of Duke.ft. St. James's. 13. Mr. Thomas Wright, of Knutsford, to Mifs Higgsfin, of Pever, Cheshire.

I. Rev. R. Nares, to Mifs Smith, dau. of Rev. D. S. prebendary of Welt.nniter

15. In the cathedral church of Satifbury, the Rev. John Place, of Marnhuil, Dorfet, to M. Harvey, daughter of Dr. Robert H. of the Adelphi, Stand.

17. Rev. Mr. Offcy, to Mifs Impey, dau. of Sir Elijah 1. of Wimpole-itreet.

10. By fpecial licence, Sir Hew Dalrymple Hamilton, bart. to the Hon. Mifs Duncan, daughter of Lord Viscount D.

Mr. George Idle, hatter and hofier, of Cheapfide, to Mifs Morrison, of Enfield.

20. At Fulham, by the Bishop of London, T. J. Lloyd Baker, efq. fon of the Rev. William Lloyd B. of S:outs-hill, co. Gloucefter, to Mifs Sharpe, daughter of William S. efq. of Fulham.

21. Henry Slaughter, efq. to the Vifcountess Montague, widow of the late Vifcount (who died at Baddow, Effex), and fecond daughter of Thomas Manby, efq. of Beads ball, in the fame county.

At Enfield, Mr. Tuck, stationer, to Mifs Page, da. of Mr. P. carpenter, both of Lond. 26. Jas. Langham, efq. to Mifs Burdett, eldest fifter of Sir Francis B. bart. of Foremark, co. Derby.

27. Lieut.-col. Howard, of the Coldstream regim. of guards, to Lady Charlotte Primrofe, eldest dầu. of the Earl of Roseberry.

Lieut.-col. Anfon, of the 15th light dragoons, to Mifs Hamilton, of Lower Grofvenor-street, fifter of Sir Frederick H. bart.

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medical education at Edinburgh, which he quitted with an amiable character; and the thefis which he wrote, on the Pfoadic disease, on taking his degree, was admired for the knowledge of medicine which it conveyed, and the purity of the Latin. After quitting the college, he went to fettle at Whitby, where he practifed, with great reputation, for more than feven years; but, a vacancy happening by death of phyficians at York, he left Whitby, and went to that city, which was the place of his nativity, where he practifed, for about ten years, with the character of a first-rate physician. His skill in the inftantaneous knowledge of difeafes, and applying the most appropriate medicines, was uncommonly great; and a gentleman of the medical profeffion, who knew him well, faid, "he was born a phyfician, and that few were fit to hold the candle to him; and that the city of York, bleffed, as it had been, by a Wintringham and a Dealtry, had never seen a man of greater skill and ability." He was cut off too early for himteif and the world, or he would foon have amatfed a large fortune. He was the only fon of a worthy man, Thomas Beckwith, F.A.S. who profelfed the humble art of a houfe-painter at York, but fome portraits which he left fhew he was no mean limner. His knowledge of heraldry and pedigrees was great, and in those branches he made large collections, not less than 30 or 40 folio volumes, which were fold by Leigh and Sotheby after his death, 1791, except what his fon referved; and he very modeftly told the writer of these brief anecdotes that his collections were made with little trouble, as he never wrote any remark but on a whole fheet of writing-paper, of a uniform fize, and that, as he filled his fheets, he bound his volumes. Dr. Beck with was nephew of Jofiah Beckwith, F.A.S. who lived at Rotherham, and followed the bu finefs of an attorney at law; was a gentleman much respected, and was the edźtor of a new edition of Blount's Tenures, for which the ftudents of the law are much obliged to him.

1800. Feb. 2. At Quebec, Major Hamilton, of the royal artillery, commanding officer of that corps there.

25. At Paris, in his 82d year, Hugh Adrian Joly. He was for 30 years fecretary of the late Royal Academy of Sculpture, Painting, and Architecture; and for half a century keeper of the "Cabines d'Eftampes et Pierres gravées" in the King's library at Paris. He was a man of the most obliging manners, and a constant encourager and protector of merit. He had one fon, who was affociated with him in his appointments fome time before the year 1792, when their places, with many others, were abolished, Government lately re-appointed

reappointed both the father and fon to the place of keeper they held in the National Library; the fon returned to his fituation; but the father, borne down with age and infirmities, declined to accept the offer.

Ar Linton, near Cambridge, on his ruad to join his regiment at Bary St. Edmund's, Thomas Brewfter, efq. heutenant in the Northumberland militia, formerly of Newcaftle upon Tyne, fon of the Rev. Rich. B. late vicar of Heighington, co. Durham.

March... W. Gardner, efq. chief draftfman at the drawing-room in the Tower.

13. At his chambers in the Temple, after a few days illness of a putrid fever, John Floud, efq. one of the magiftrates belonging to the Police-office in Worship-street, and a captain in the Tower Hamlets militia; fon of a merchant at Exeter, and brother to the mittress of one of the boardinghoufes at Eton. He was formerly an occafional affittant to the magiftrates at Bowfireet; but his talents advanced him to a fuperior office, where he displayed them 10 great advantage.

17. At Liege, the Hon. and Rev. Wm. Afton, prebendary of the collegiate church of St. John the Evangelift in that town, and brother of Lord Afton of Fortar.. He diad in diftrefs, brought upon him and ntany thoufands more by the revolutionary government of that unhappy country.

21. At Jamaica, Mr. Wigglefworth, late commillary-general at St. Domingo.

24. At Tottenham, My. Wm. Rochefter, Inte vestry clerk, master of the free grammar-school of that town, which place was held by that eminent grammarian and anquary William Baxter, till he was chole

tor of the Mercers fcbook in London. -2). At St. Petersburg, of a spotted, and pornid fever, aged 40, Nona Cazaler,eiq.

April 6. Right Hon. James Stewart Mackenzie, lord provy feat of Scotland, fecond Brother of John third Earl of Bute; elected M.P. for Argyleshire in 1740; Bute, 1747; burghs of Air, &c. 1754; Rosthire, 1761; envoy extraordinary to the King of Sweden 1759. He fucceeded to the estate of Rolehangh by the entail of his great-grand father, Sir George Mackenzie, whose name and-arms he took. He married Lady Betty Campbell, one of the daughters and coheirelles of John Duke of Argyle. His remains were interred in the family-vault of the Marquis of Bute, in Flex. He is the first proprietor of the Royal Institu ion who has died fince the cftabliment of that fociety. His library, containing a number of mathematical books, was fold by Leigh and Sotheby on the 15th of May; and his collection of mathematical instruments by Chriftie at the famme tune.

12. Agrú 51, Mr. William Scardefield, of Twyford, near Winchester. He fet out, according to his ufual custom, at 7 in the morning from Twyford, for Winchester

college, where he had for many years officiated as writing-master. After finishing his bufinefs at the college he went, boot 2 o'clock, to the King's Armsino at Winchefter, to meet a party of his friends who heid a mouthly dinner thers. He had not been long in the room when one of the company afked Mr. S. who fat near the bed, to ring Mr. S. who, till that mament, was apparently in perfe& health, tofe from his chair, rang the bell, and inhandy fell down dead.

14. At Ripley, Surrey, aged 48, Mr. Paut Adams,

17. At Richmond, aged 76, Mrs. Sorch Way, widow of Lewis W. efq, and fler to the Countefs dowager of Northampton. 18. At Edinburgh, John Woodford, eiq. lieutenant-colonel of the late North Fenci= bie Highlanders,

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19 At Haverfordwest, Hugh Savage, efy of the county of Down, in lickin',

21 Dancats Campbell, ciq. of Whalley, Northumberland, captain in thienyn navy.

This morning, one Richard Dr, a grocer, of St. James's-street, Portea, was found murdered hennid his counter. On ex anning him, two wounds were dilcovered at the back pait of his head, and the fkull was very much fractured. From the form of the wounds, it is supposed he was murdered by his own fagar-hatchet, by fome perion or pelons who had either feand ad opportunity of fecreting themfelves in the evening, or had broke into his houfe durgig the night. As he had no inmates in his boute, no intercourse with any perfon, except his uncle, who had accets to his thog, this relative was taken oa fufpetion into custody, and, on being examned by the Coroner's inquest, fuch ciramitances appeared as to cute him to be committed to Winchufter god for trial. The Verdict of the Jury was-Wilful marder oganit fome pesfon or perions unknown -the abave unfortunate perfon was a remark.ble character. He was generally known by the name of Dicky Dart, the Wooden Grocer. He derived this title from his having apprently a very large frock of fugar, which, however, was well known to be nothing but blocks of weal covered with paper and corded. His habits were those of penury and a fullen fe. clufion from all focial note: courte. Abough podelled of propery to the amount of gecol. in deeds, money, flock, &c. he was 10 miferably avaricious as to deny himtelf the common fuftenance which nature ic. quires, and the c'eanimefs which beaith and accency indifpeniably demand. His bedding was routed with filth, vermip, and negligence. He had only two thirts, and thofe in a most tattered condition; there were no signs of any other linen about himself or his dwelling. H's dreis was distinguished by h swearing, all weathers,

five or fix waistcoats, a clofe coat, and an old thread-bare fpencer. Bu, with all this fhabbinefs of attire, he had fome pretenhons to beauifm; for he conantly wore flour as hair powder; which he put on with a fheep's tail instead of a puff.He was feldom feen to eat, and his food was never known to be any meat, or fcarcely any thing elfs hut dried cufts, bifcuits, raw turnips, reddishes, and foch articles as required Irtle or no cookery. Although he would fufter no female to come near his houfe, he hid a warm attachment towards the fex; and, to indulge himself. in this propenfity, fent the greatest part of the night in walking the streets in fearch of female companions for feveral years, Many attributed this strange fyftem of live ing to his having been early in life difappointed in his honourable overtures.-From this moment he lost all his accuftoned spirit, became fullen, retired, and felfish, and abandoned himself to the lowest ftate of degraded humanity.


might, perhaps, have been followed home, and murdered by fome perfon or perfons, too well acquainted with his fecluded fituation and confiderable property.

Mr. John Waters, fen. of Broughton, co. Northampton, an eminent faleiman and desler in cattle.

23. At his fon's house in Rofamond-ftr. aged 83, Mr. Charles Biggs.

At Upton, near Slough, in his 74th year, Mr. John Hall.

24 At Walworth, Surrey, after a long and very painful dincfs, Mrs. Katt, of Lombard street.

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25. At Eaft Dereham, Norfolk, William Cowper, efq. of the Inner Tem le, author of a poem intituled "The Talk," and many other beautiful productions. This truly amiable and very interefting character was born at Great Berkhampftead, Herts, Nov. 15, 1731. His father, the rector of that panth, was John Cowper, D. D.. nephew to the Lord High Chancellor Cowper; and his mother was Anne, daughter of Roger Donne, gent. Late of Ludham-hall, Norfolk.

Mr. Cowper's merit as a poet w.s exceeded only by his benevolent and truly Christian spirit. His religion inspired him with fentiments of univerfal philanthropy, to which his conduct was trictly conformable; and his genius produced thote works which will continue to be admired as long as fublimity, pathos, and fangination, are confideree as the pinne ornaments

of poetical compofition. His manners wer unaffuming, gentle, unaffected; and the whole tenor of his life was not merely blameless but exemplary. The first volume of his poems was published in 1782 (LII. 130); the fecond 1785 (LV. 983). Our acquaintance with him commenced about that time (fee his communications LIV. 412). In 1791 be undertook the arduous task of tranflating the Iliad and O yffey into blank verfe (LXI. 845, 929. 1034, 1133; LXII. 53, 122, 159, 537, 1885; LXIV. 495; LXVIII. 652). Of his younger brother, John, fellow of Corpus Chritti college, Cambridge, who died 1770, fee LIII. 152; and a poetic tribute to his memory LIV. 198.

Suddenly, Mr. Francis Bull, farmer, of Hacconhy, co. Lincoln.

Rev. Henry Jephcott, rector of NetherHeyford, co. Northampton.

At Kenilworth, co. Warwick, aged 75, the Rev. Jofiah Corrie, who had been 45 years paftor of the congregation of Proteltant Diffenters there.

25. Mr. Allatt, one of the aldermen of the corporation of Stamford, co. Lincoln. He ferved the office of mayor 1774, 1790.

Aged 82, Mr. Alderman Cooper, who ferved the office of mayor of the borough of Leicester in 1771.

Aged 64, John Hatterfler, gent. one of the corouers of Lincoln.

Edward Dymoke, efq. lieutenant and quarter-mafter of the Royal North Lincoln militia.

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At Fitzroy-heufe, New Road, of a decline, in her 26th year, Mrs. Gordon Chriftie, wife of Mr. John Harvie C. of Edinburgh, advocate.

John Staples, efq. one of the police magiftrates for the district of Shadwell.

27 At Shottle, co. Derby, aged 76, Mrs. Statham, reliét of Mr. R. S.

Aged 80, the Rev. William Blackwall, of Mugginton, in Derbyshire.

Rev John Yale, B. D. rector of Lawford, in Kent. He was of St. John's college, Cambridge; where he proceeded B.A. 1767; M.A. 1770; S.T.B. 1777; and held a fellowship there, which entitled him to take this living, 1779, on the death of Dr. Ogden. It is estimated at 400l. per ann.; and his only ambition was to die worth 50.0col. He was conveyed in a miserable country hearfe, accompanied by his fifter and maid-servant, to Wiexham, the place of his nativity.

Of a decline, in ins 18th year, George Rodney English, youngest fon of Walter E. efq of Lambeth.

Wm. Sculz, efq. of Broad-ftr. buildings. Mifs Long, eldest daughter of Beefton L. efq. of Sutton, Surrey.

At her houfe at Epfom, Surrey, Ms. Paikiurft, rel.t of the late learned and Rev. John P. Never were modeft worth,

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unaffected piety, and every domeftic virtue, more strongly illuftrated, than in the character of this most amiable and excellent woman. Her fweetnefs of temper, fimplicity of manners, and truly charitable difpofition, are feldom paralleled. She clofed her well-fpent life at the advanced age of 79 years; and long will her memory be fincerely revered by her surviving relatives.

28. At his feat at Roufham, co. Oxford, the Lady of Sir Clement Cotterell Dormer. Aged 78, Mr. Thomas Crosley, of Lincoin, tailor.

At Totnes, Devon, Mrs. Jenks, wife of the Rev. David J. M. A. rector of Whipfnade, co. Bedford, and daughter of Rob. Dod, efq. of Whitchurch, co. Salop.

In Chifwick mall, T. King, efq. At Christchurch, Hants, the Countess of Strathmore, relict of John Earl of S. who died in April, 1776. In 1777 the married Andrew Robinson Stoney, efq. who afterwards took the name of Bowes, and whofe history is well known, having first fought a duel with another fuitor on her account. After a long series of domestic unhappiness a feparation took place; foon after which, he attempted to carry her off from her lodgings in Oxford-ftreet, Nov. 10, 1786; but the regained her liberty. Mr. B. was apprehended, and a fuit commenced against him (LVI. 991, 993, 1079); the rule was made abfolute 1787 (LVÍÍ. 88); and, March 3, 1789, Lady S. was restored to her property, and divorced from the unfortunate connexion (LVIII.267). Mr. B. being unable to pay the costs incurred by the fuit in the Spiritual Court, was ordered, 1790, to remain in the King's Bench till they were paid (LX. 665). In the riot and confpiracy which took place in that prifon, 1791, Mr. B's conduct was fo commendable that he obtained a remittance of the rigour of his confinement. Her Ladyhip's remains were depofitee in Weftminster abbey, dreffed in a fuperb bridal drefs.

29. At Ravenflonedale, Weftmoreland, in his 80th year, Mr. Arthur Bousfield.

At Holbecks, Suffolk, the infant fon of Thomas Sherlock Gooch, efq. His death was occafioned by water at the heart.

Mr. Fifcher, the celebrated oboe player. While performing a folo part in his concerto at the Queen's houfe, after having executed his first movement in a style equal to his best performance during any part of his life, in the courfe of his ada gio he was fuddenly feized with an apoplectic fit, and fell down. Prince William of Gloucetter, obferving the accident fupported him out of the apartment, w! ence be was conveyed to his refidence in Greek-ftreet, Soho, where he expired in about an hour afterwards. The King was very much affected, and had the firit

medical affiftance called to his aid. In his last moments Mr. F. defired that all his MS. mufick might be presented to his Majesty.

35. At Norkoping, Sweden, of a paralytic froke, Dr. Walljuift, bishop of Wexio. At Cork, Ireland, of a dyfentery, Lieut. Sales, of the 20th foot, from Chesterfield, co. Derby. He was late a lieutenant in the Derbyshire supplementary militia, and volunteered his fervice into the regulars, and ferved in the late expedition to Holland.

Lately, at Quebec, in his 29th year, Capt. Thomas Earle, of the 6th foot, youngest fon of Giles E. efq. of Benibrough, and formerly of Trinity college, Cambridge.

Admiral George Vandeput, commanding on the Halifax ftation. He was promoted to the rank of captain in 1765; rearadmiral 1793; vice-admiral 1794; and admiral in the laft promotion of flagofficers in 1799. He was fon of Sir George V. who many years ago was engaged in the memorable conteft for the reprefentation of Westminster-a contest by which his large fortune was confiderably impaired. The Admiral was a plain, unaffected, manly character, well acquainted with his profeffion, and a judicious critick in the arts. He was a great admirer of pictures, and particularly those on nautical fubjects. In private life he was esteemed for good fenfe, intelligence, and moral worth

At Madrid, Don Juan Baptifta Munos, one of the nioft voluminous Spanish authors. He published 130 volumes of historical and other works, many original documents and letters of Columbus, Ximenes, &c. and other works relating to America; and was employed, 1779, by the late King of Spain, to write the Hiftory of the New World, and gave him free access to the royal archives and libraries, and all other public, menaftic, and private libraries, even to the 873 Luge bundles of papers relative to America, depofited with the records of the Spanish in the archives of Simancas, near Valladolid, 120 miles from Madrid. He publifhed only the three firft voyages of Columbus; but his plan was intended to trace the gradual extenfion of the difcoveries of America, and the manner in which the Spaniards and other European nations poffeffed themselves of different parts of that continent, and the circumjacent islands, to the latest period. The first volume was tranflated into our language, and published 1797; but, as the author was neceflarity employed on the continuation of the work, another volume was promifed as foon as he iffued it.

On his eftate in Spain, the Marquis Del Campo; who, for feveral years, was embalfador from that kingdom to the Court of London. It is faid that he was a natu⚫ ral fon of Gen. Wall, formerly embalf dor from Spain at this Court; that he was bred at the Blue Coat hofpital, and that his mo


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