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FOREIGN The king of Naples, it appears, has ac- independence of other Powers. Voluncepted the invitation of the Allied Powers, tary ameliorations in the government will to meet them at the Congress of Laybach. not be impeded. They desire only to

German Papers contain the following maintain tranquillity, and protect Europe declaration, addressed to the different go- from the scourge of new revolutions, and: vernments of Europe by the Allied So- to prevent them as far as possible.” vereigns at Troppau, relatively to the affairs of Naples. It was delivered to the The Prince Vicar-General, now Regen Senate at Hamburgh, by the Austrian Re- of the kingdom of Naples, issued a pro sident Minister Baron HADEL:

clamation to the people, dated the 15th of “ The overthrow of the order of things in December, on assuming his new functions, Spain, Portugal, and Naples, has neces- of which we transcribe the concluding passarily excited the cares and the uneasiness sages : after some remarks on the deparof the powers who combated the Revolu- ture and the mission of his father, he protior and convinced them of the necessity ceeds thus:of putting a check on the new calamities “I remain among you Regent of the kingwith which Europe is threatened. The dom; and be assured I will do every thing same principles, which united the great in my power to return the new mark of Powers of the Continent to deliver the confidence reposed in me by the nation and world from the military despotism of an the king. I shall redouble my anxiety individual issuing from the Revolution, and my labours for your welfare, always ought to set against the revolutionary power pursuing exactly the career pointed out by which has just developed itself.

the Constitution to which we have sworn. “ The Sovereigns assembled at Troppau “I feel secure, however, that you will with this intention, venture to hope that always listen to my voice when in concord they shall attain this object. They will take with that Constitution. This is the more for their guides, in this great enterprise, necessary, since it is by the prudence of the treaties which restored peace to Europe, your conduct, at once firm and moderate, and have united its nations together. you will give force to the arguments which

“ Without doubt, the powers have the the king, my august parent, will offer to right to take, in common, general mea- the Congress at Laybach in support of our sures of precaution against those States, national independence, and enable him to whose Reforms, engendered by rebellion, prove, by an appeal to facts, that the li. are openly opposed to legitimate govern- berty established by the generous free-will ment, as example has already demonstrat. of the Sovereign, is not a dangerous preed ; and, especially, when this spirit of dicament, but that our true social contract rebellion is propagated, in the neighbour- has consolidated the throne by founding it ing States, by secret agents. In conse- on the love of the people. querce, the Monarchs assembled at Trop- “Let all, then, be of one accord, not less pau have concerted together the measures to sustain the rights of the nation, than to required by circumstances, and have com- obey the appointed Constitutional Authorimunicated to the Courts of London and ties, and to banish from among you all Paris their intention of attaining the end spirit of discord, which can only tend to desired, either by mediation or by force. weaken us. Let us, finally, form a solid With this view they have invited the King and respected body, which may place us in of the Two Sicilies to repair to Laybach, the most imposing rank of nations. to appear there as Conciliator between his misguided people and the States whose Prince Cimitelli, Ambassador from the tranquillity is endangered by this state of Constitutional Government of Naples at things ; and as they have resolved not to the British Court, but who has not had an recognise any authority established by the audience of his Majesty, received a letter seditious, it is only with the king that they from the King of Naples, written by his can confer.

own hand, requiring his immediate atten. “ As the system to be followed has no dance at Laybach, to assist him in the conother foundation than treaties already ex- ferences he has to endure with the Sove. isting, they have no doubt of the assent of reigns there assembled. the Courts of Paris and London. The only object of this system is to consolidate An Academy for the teaching of Shortthe alliance between the Sovereigns; it has hand has been opened in Lisbon for the no view to conquest, or to violations of the purpose of training up reporters of public


debates, &c. A literary and political so- the Government Paper. The public reciety has also been established, and orders ceipts and expenditure are now regularly sent to this country for a regular supply of published, a thing totally unknown under journals, pamphlets, &c. The nomina- the ancien regime, and exhibit a great tion of Deputies has already had the in- improvement in the finances. fluence in Lisbon of raising the value of

DOMESTIC NEWS. On Tuesday the 23d. His Majesty provement has taken place within the last proceeded in state to open both Houses of half year in several of the most important Parliament, which he did by the following branches of our commerce and manufacspeech :

tures; and that in many of the manufac6 My Lords and Gentlemen, turing districts the distresses which pre“ I have the satisfaction of acquainting vailed at the commencement of the last you, that I continue to receive from Fo. Session of Parliament have greatly abated. reign Powers the strongest assurances of “ It will be my most anxious desire to their friendly disposition towards this coun- concur in every measure which may be try.

considered as calculated to advance our in" It will be a matter of deep regret to ternal prosperity. me, if the occurrences which have lately “ I well know that, notwithstanding the taken place in Italy should eventually lead agitations produced by temporary circumto any interruption of tranquillity in that stances, and amidst the distress which still quarter ; but it will, in such case, be my presses upon a large portion of my subjects, great object to secure to my people the con- the firmest reliance may be placed on that tinuance of peace.

affectionate and loyal attachment to my “ Gentlemen of the House of Commons, Person and Government, of which I have “ The measures by which, in the last recently received so many testimonies from Session of Parliament, you made provision all parts of my kingdom; and which, for the expences of my Civil Government, whilst it is most grateful to the strongest and for the honour and dignity of the feelings of my heart, I shall ever consider Crown, demand my warmest acknowledg. As the best and surest safeguard of my ments.

Throne. “ I have directed that the Estimates for " In the discharge of the important the current year shall be laid before you, duties imposed upon you, you will, I am and it is a satisfaction to me to have been confident, be sensible of the indispensible enabled to make some reduction in our Mi- necessity of promoting and maintaining, to litary Establishments.

the utmost of your power, a due obedience “ You will observe from the Accounts to the laws, and of instilling into all classes of the Public Revenue, that notwithstand- of my subjects, a respect for lawful authoing the Receipts in Ireland have proved rity, and for those established Institutions, materially deficient, in consequence of the under which the country has been enabled unfortunate circumstances which have af- to overcome so many difficulties, and to fected the Commercial Credit of that part which, under Providence, may be ascribed of the United Kingdom, and although our our happiness and renown as a nation.” Foreign Trade, during the early part of His Majesty quitted the House with the this time, was in a state of depression, the same state as on entering it, and the Comtotal Revenue has nevertheless exceeded nons retired from the Bar. that of the preceding year.

The addresses in reply to this mode. “ A considerable part of this increase rate speech, passed unanimously in both must be ascribed to the new Taxes ; but Houses ; ministers stating that they conin some of those branches which are the templated no further proceedings against surest indications of internal wealth, the the Queen, and the opposition intimating angmentation has fully realized any expec- that they would soon regularly bring for tation which could have been reasonably ward the question in regard to the excluformed of it.

sion of her Majesty's name from the Li“ The separate provision which was turgy. made for the Queen, as Princess of Wales, in the year 1814, terminated with the de- An Inquest has been held on the body mise of his late Majesty.

of Elizabeth Thomas, an interesting fe' “ I have, in the mean time, directed ad- male, twenty years of age. It appeared vances, as authorised by Law; and it will, from the evidence, that the deceased was under present circumstances, be for you to on a visit at her mother's residence in the consider what new arrangements should be New-road for some time past, during which made on this subject.

she became acquainted with a young genMy Lords and Gentlemen,

tleman, who paid his addresses to the de“ I have great pleasure in being able ceased, and an intimacy subsisted between to acquaint you, that a considerable im- them, but, in consequence of a frivolous

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dispute, the young man quarrelled with the fire, which was not perceived till the blaze deceased, and ultimately quitted her in a spread over the apartment. Miss Leese passion, vowing that he never more would was so much alarmed, that she immediatenotice her. The deceased, up to this time, ly rose, and in great agitation opening the was observed to be very cheerful, but a sud- back window, she precipitated herself to den change took place in her, and she be the pavement of the area, and pitching came very dejected shortly after the quar- upon her head, fractured her skull in a rel. She purchased some deadly poison, dreadful manner. The servant followed and took a large dose. The deceased's mo- the example of her mistress by throwing ther was not at home at the time, but on herself from the same window which be. her coming home the fatal medicine began longs to the second floor back room apart. to operate. The deceased became very ill, ment; she broke both her legs and her and her mother immediately sent for medic back in the fall. By this time the flames cal aid ; but the deceased had taken a suffi- in the apartment were increasing, which, ciency of the poison to have destroyed the together with the groans of the unfortunate lives of ten people. She became delirious, females in the yard, attracted the attention and as she lay in the bed she frequently re- of the persons adjacent to the spot, and aspeated the words “ Oh, Robert ! Dear sistance was immediately procured. Mrs. Robert !” the Christian name of the Leese did not meet with any injury save young man who had forsaken her; and the excessive fright she underwent, and the with these expressions she died a few hours effect produced by the melancholy catasafterwards in great agony.-The Jury re- trophe of her daughter. Both the young turned a verdict “ That the deceased died women died in consequence of their hurts. in consequence of taking a quantity of Loss of the Abeona Transport. - The poison, being at the time in a state of tem- Abeona transport, of 328 tons, under the porary derangement.”

charge of Lieut. Mudge, of the Royal

Navy, sailed from Greenock, in October State of his Majesty's Gaol of Newgate last, with settlers for the Cape of Good up to the 4th Jan. 1821.

Hope. On the 25th November, about

Males. Fem. noon, in lat. 4 deg. North, and long. 25 Convicts under sentence of

deg. West, the vessel caught fire, and was death

......28 3 burnt. Out of a crew of 21 persons, and upon whom the judg

140 emigrants, men, women, and children, ment of the Court has been

making a total of 161 persons, only 49 respited

7 0 are saved. These are all safely landed at under sentence of trans

Lisbon, and have subsequently sailed for portation for life... 33 19 Greenock. The fire broke out in the after - for 14 years

12 29 store-room, whilst the chief-mate was oc-for 7 years........

.63 31 cupied in some necessary business there ; Prisoners under sentence of im

and such was the progress of the flames, prisonment for felony and

that only three small boats could be got misdemeanors

21 13 overboard, before the flames consumed the Committed by Commissioners

tackle, &c. necessary for hoisting out the of Bankrupt

3 0 long-boat. In these three small boats 49 For trial at the present Ses

persons were received on board, with so sions

..88 17 scanty a supply of provisions, that the conAdmiralty Sessions

3 0

sequences must have been almost equally For the Assizes.......


dreadful with the fate of those left on

board, had not a Portuguese ship fallen 258 112 in with them at day-light next morning.

London Workhouse. This asylum for Total..................

370 the wretched was opened for their reception

on New Year's day. The committee had A dreadful catastrophe has taken place met early in the day for the purpose of at the house of Doctor Uwin, of No. 13, superintending some necessary alterations Bedford-row: - Mrs. Leese, an elderly in the Workhouse for the accommodation lady, in consequence of indisposition, was of the houseless. The object the comlately sent up to London from the country, mittee profess is the saving from starvation, and placed in the house of Dr. Uwin, or the fatal effects of exposure to the cold, where she occupied apartments, together those who have no cognizable claim upon with her daughter, Miss Leese, in order parish relief. Members are to be appointthat she might be under the immediate at. ed from the Committee to go through the tention of the Doctor. Whilst Mrs. Leese markets and search the penthouses of the was lying sick in bed, and her daughter metropolis nightly in search of fit objects reading by the bedside, the female servant for the notice of the Committee. During entered the apartment with some medicine, the period when shelter was afforded last and having placed the candle in an awk, winter to the poor in Mr. Hick's wareward situation, the bed curtains caught house, 1522 persons were relieved.

A very singular and affecting case has passed over, but the terrors of the unforoccurred, which deserves to be recorded. tunate young woman increased with the

The dead body of Charles Taylor was found appearance of day. On the next mornin Hoxton-fields, and an investigation was ing she was discovered to have committed instituted into the causes of his death. It suicide ! It turned out that she was was found out that he had lived at the the niece of the man, and had eloped with Rose and Crown public house, Bunhill. him when he left his wife and family. row, with a young woman who was sup- The Coroner's Inquest having assembled posed to be his wife. On the morning on Taylor's body, Mr. Stirling said, he of the fatal day Taylor left the house soon had received an anonymous letter, which after ten o'clock in the morning, with the was without a signature ; at the same time view of looking for work. It was his cus- stating, that it could not be received as tom to return at an early hour after a dis- evidence. The purport of the letter was, appointment. Mrs. Taylor was not alarm- that its author had killed Taylor in selfed at his absence until that absence far defence, having been attacked by him with exceeded the usual hours of labour.- a view to robbery.—The Jury returned the Her distress at his stay then became very following verdict:- That Charles Taylor great ; and all the efforts of the landlady, was killed by a pistol shot on the 22d in. who humanely represented the various cir- stant; but by whom, or under what cir. cumstances which, at Christmas, were cumstances, the said pistol was fired, there likely to keep a man from home, were in- was no evidence adduced to the Jury. effectual in giving consolation. The night




(London, January 23.) There has been so little to call for any Stock in the West India Warehouses. general observation since the date of our

Casks. Bags. last month's report, that we shall not detain

Dec. 31. 1814.......37,508......155,494 our readers by any preliminary observa

1820....... 7,283...... 10,171 tions, but refer them to the details, requesting, however, their attention to some points East India and Brazil) into Great Britain

Total importation of coffee (including of comparison which we shall have occasion to notice, in the state of the commerce

in the following years in certain articles of colonial produce in the


Bags. last and some preceding years.

1818..........52,600.........101,900 Coffee.-For a considerable time after

..39,490.........127,240 our last report the market remained lan


Stock on hand. guid; and so little, in fact, doing, that the

Casks. prices were almost considered as nominal


1818..... till about the 11th, when there was a pub

16,850... .74,700

1819. lic sale of 282 casks, and 49 bags, the

..10,940. .47,200 whole of which went off freely, fully sup

1820. 9,220. .39,760 porting the previous prices by private con- Sugar.-—During the Christmas week tract, and in some instances rather higher there was of course very little doing, but prices were obtained. The holders by in the first week of the present month the private contract were very firm; for St. demand for Moscovades was brisk and exDomingo 118s. were refused. In the en- tensive, the purchases exceeding 7,000 hds. suing week the demand gradually became and the prices 28. higher. The immediate more general, and the prices improved, cause of the improvement appeared to be 121s. being paid by private contract for a great increase in the demand, and conSt. Domingo. Public sales on the 16th, sequent advance in the prices of refined. 18th, and 19th, went off with spirit; on Some reports had been spread of the prothe latter day good and fine ordinary Ja- bability of a favourable alteration in the maica sold at 118s. 6d. to 122s, middling Russian Tariff, but it afterwards appeared 128s. 6d. middling Demerara 132s. to 133$. that the proposal to admit refined sugar on The markets looked firm, with appearance more favourable terms had been rejected of a further advance.

by the Russian government; yet, though The high rate at which coffee has con- this expected change certainly had caused tinued for several years, in comparison with the rise in the prices, the buyers have still any other article of colonial produce, has remained confident that there will be little if occasioned, as might have been anticipated, any depression, as the prices have been lately an increased importation in 1820. Yet very low, and they look to a general revival the supply still seems inadequate to the of trade. There has been nothing doing in increased consumption, as the stock in foreign and East India sugars. 500 chests hand is now smaller than in any preceding Havannah put up to sale on the 12th were year. The quantity in Great Britain has all taken in, as were 372 boxes Havannah partially decreased for a series of years. on the l'Itha. Some East India of inferior port trade.



quality went at 28. or 3s. lower than in plete staynation in the demand. The any previous sale. We regret to observe, prices are so very low that no further supthat the trade of refining has been decreas: ply can be anticipated. Should the har. ing for several years. The quantity re- vest of 1821 be unfavourable, a great rise fined in 1818 was estimated at 150,000 may be expected; and this seems the only hogsheads, in 1820, only 100,000. The cause likely to affect the immense stock on cause of the great diminution in the expor. hand, viz. 238,000 bags. That of Carolina tation is owing to the increased number of is about 2500 casks. establishments for manufacture abroad, es- Spices. The quantity of East India pecially at St. Petersburgh and the Hanse spices shipped direct to the Continent has towns; and as the supplies go direct from been very considerable; the consequence the place of their growth to foreign ports, has been a gradual decrease in the prices, it is evident that a very valuable branch of and generally a heavy market. trade is leaving the country. From official Sultpetre.—The imports during 1820 accounts, the value of refined sugars ex- have been uncommonly large, the greater ported up to Jan. 5 each year was

proportion privilege. The demand for 1818.. ....2,403,9811.

home consumption, and for export, has 1819........2,461,7061.

also been very extensive; the stock in hand, 1820. . 1,446,3231.

Dec. 1820, was 10,500 tons. The official details for the year 1820 Dyewoods. The stocks in the ware. are not yet made, but there is little doubt houses at the close of 1820 are very defi. they will show a further decline of the ex- cient, compared with preceding years ; yet

they attract but little attention; the chief Average prices of Raw Sugar by Gazette. demand is for exportation. Dec. 30.

.34s. 11£d. Corn.—Though the arrivals of grain were Jan.

.No return

for some days hindered by the ice in the .35s. 2 d. river, the prices of the finest wheat only 20.

....35s. 4d. were temporarily affected, and the fluctua. Cotton. The cotton market has con- tions in othe: grain have not been consi. tinued in a very depressed state, and the derable. New red clover has been in great business done altogether inconsiderable, but demand, and English being scarce, has there is no reduction in the prices. A sale advanced from 5s to 6s. per cwt. White of 1000 bags at the India House drew lit. was also much in demand at an advance tle attention ; only a few lots sold at 5fd, of 4s. the cwt. At a time when the comthe rest being all taken in. Towards the plaints of the farmers are so general, it middle of the month there was an increased may not be uninteresting to take a view of demand for export. At Liverpool also the the average prices of wheat for the last market was heavy; the buyers expecting 9 years. that the first fair wind would bring large Aggregate averages of Wheat per quarter, arrivals from America, and the holders be

in England and Wales. ing for the same reason desirous to sell. 1812–133s. 10d. 1817—958. O d. Indigo. On the 16th there was a sale, 1813_1198.

1818_848. 93d. but, as we mentioned in our last, a very 1814- 77s.

1819_738. 0 small one. The prices were consequently 1815_658. 0 1820_658. 10 from 90. to 1s. 3d. per lb. higher, for the 1816545. 0 middling and good qualities for home con- The average of the week ending 12th sumption, and from 8d. to ls. higher on Jan. was 54s. 7d. ; yet still the average of middling and good shipping descriptions. the 9 years is above 858.

Rum, Brandy, and Hollands. The rum market has continued in the same

Foreign COMMERCE. depressed state. Brandy is held at rather St. Petersburg, 29th Dec.--The impor. higher prices, but no sales are reported. tation of foreign goods is uncommonly According to letters received from Ham- great. Many hundred sledges have been burgh, dated 12th Jan. advices had been employed in bringing over wine from there received from St. Petersburgh that it Cronstadt, the cargoes of the ships that was in contemplation to raise the import arrived last. duty on rum from 9 silver roubles to 20, Riga, 29th December, 1820.-Flax on and that on coffee from 2 to 3 roubles. the spot meets with a ready sale, at the fol

Oils. The prices improved during the lowing prices : viz. Druiania and Thiesensevere weather, but have since declined hausen Rackitzer at 42 r. ; cut Badstub, again. The total produce of last year's 36 r. ; Risten Threeband, 30 r. ; Tow 15 r. fishery is 18,500 tuns : the present stock in Corn without demand. —Hemp; for clean Great Britain is about 9000 tuns.

Ukraine, 103 r. all the money down, are Rice. – The imports of rice from the asked.. The following pric:s, with 10 per East Indies have been one third less in cent. earnest, have been acceded to; viz. 1820 than in 1819, yet the excessive sup- 111 r. for end of May, 112 for end of ply of the preceding year, and the low prices June, and 113 r. for end of July; 80 r. all of corn in Europe, have occasioned a com. paid, are asked for Ukraine Outshot, and


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