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medium of Mr. Hobhouse, the Under Secretary, that eight of the prisoners were to be committed to the Tower upon a charge of high treason. These were, Thistlewood, Brunt, Davidson, Ings, Wilson, Tidd, Harrison, and Monument. These were then handcuffed in pairs, and an escort of the Horse Guards were sent for. On the arrival of the guards, four hackney coaches were procured, in each of which two prisoners were placed. They were accompanied by the Fort-Major of the Tower, Captain J. H. Elrington, Lavender, Bishop, Ruthven, Taunton, Salmon, and several other police-officers. The Horse Guards surrounded them on all sides. Every thing being in readiness, the carriages were driven over Westminster-bridge, and by that route over London-bridge, up Fishstreet-hill, through Fenchurch-street, and the Minories, to the Tower. Au immense crowd witnessed their departure, and followed their course; but there was not a single sympathizing expression uttered by the throng.

After the departure of the men thus committed for high treason, six of those who remained-Bradburn, Cooper, Gilchrist, Strange, Hall, and Firth, were committed to the custody of Mr. Adkins, Governor of the House of Correction, under different charges; some for murder, and others for shooting at persons with intent to kill. They were conveyed to their place of destination under an escort of Horse Guards, and accompanied by several police-officers.

Each prisoner is confined in a separate apartment; two warders, armed in the usual way, with cutlasses and halberds, are in each room; and at each door is stationed a sentinel armed, to whose care is intrusted the key of the room, with strict orders not to permit more than one warder to be absent at a time, and that only for occasional purposes.

Thistlewood is placed in the prison knowu by the name of the Bloody Tower. -Davidson is in the prison over the water-works.-Ings is in a different room of the same prison. -Monument is in the prison at the back of the horse-armoury.

Brunt and Harrison occupy separate apartments in the prison over the stonekitchen.

Tidd is secured in the seven-gun battery prison,-and Wilson in the prison over the parade.

The prisoners have, by the indulgence of the Law, what is called state allowance, for their daily maintenance.

The iron gate at the East end of the Tower is closed, as is usual upon such occasions.

The examination of the prisoners before the Council, the questions and replies, are, of course, confined to that Chamber. As to the possibility that there are ramifieations of this plot, which is a subject of

great interest, no proceedings on the part of Government indicate such a belief.

The accounts published respecting Thistlewood are very incorrect, His father was a surveyor and civil engineer in Lincolnshire; where his brother, a gentleman of handsome fortune, now resides. Arthur (whose real name we are informed is Thistlethwaite served his time as an apothecary at Newark-upon-Trent, and afterwards held a commission in the Militia. With his first wife he had a fortune of 20,000l. the greater part of which he lost at play and on the turf. The present Mrs. Thistlewood is the daughter of a respectable grazier at Horncastle.

Monday, March 6.

Mr. Baker took his seat, for the first time, at the Public Office, Bow-street, as Chief Magistrate, in the room of Sir Nathaniel Conant, who has retired on acof ill health.

Thursday, March 16.

This morning a fire broke out at the house of Mr. Jeffry, a potatoe merchant, in High-street, Ratcliff, which communicated to the next house, Mr. Colson's. Some tenements at the back of the house sustained damage, as did several houses in the front street. We regret to add, that three poor sailors are said to have perished in the attic of one of the houses.

CITY ELECTION.-This being the day appointed for the publication of the Sheriffs' formal return of the names of the Buccessful candidates, a most respectable assemblage of Liverymen took place. The Common Crier then made proclamation that the Sheriffs did declare, that the votes polled by the several candidates during the election were:

For Mr. Alderman Wood.........5,370
Thomas Wilson, esq..



.4,259 ........4,119

Sir Wm. Curtis, Bart........ The Lord Mayor......... Mr. Alderman Waithman.... Mr. Alderman Thorp..............3,921 And that, consequently, Alderman Wood, T. Wilson, esq. Sir W. Curtis, and the Lord Mayor, had been duly elected. THEATRICAL REGISTER. New Pieces.


Feb. 22. Too late for Dinner, a Farce, by Mr. Richard Jones, of this Theatre.It is lively, amusing, and has been very successful.

March 2. Ivanhoe; or, the Knight Templar, a Musical Drama. Some good scenery, and excellent acting, has made this piece popular.


March 2. The Hebrew, a Play ascribed to Mr. Soane. It is founded on the story of Ivanhoe; but is in our opinion, notwithstanding the acting of Mr. Kean as the Jew, inferior to the above piece at Covent Garden.



GAZETTE PROMOTIONS, &C. Feb. 22. [This Gazette contains the Proclamation, usually issued at the commencement of each new reign, for the encouragement of Piety and Virtue, and for the preventing and punishing of Vice, Prophaneness, and Immorality.]

Feb. 26. The Earl of Chatham, Governor of Gibraltar, v. Duke of Kent, dec.; Lord Beresford, Governor of Jersey, v. Earl of Chatham; Sir B. Spencer, Governor of Cork, v. Lord Beresford; Lieut. Gen. Hart, Governor of Londonderry and Culmore, v. the Earl of Suffolk, dec.; and the Duke of Richmond, High Steward of Chichester. [The Gazette further notifies his Majesty's approbation of the 44th Regiment being permitted to bear on their colours and appointments the words "Badajoz" and "Salamanca."]

10th Light Dragoons-Lieut.-Gen. Lord Stewart, Colonel.

1st Foot-Gen. the Marquis of Huntly, Colonel, v. Duke of Kent, dec.

42d-Gen. the Earl of Hopetoun, Colonel, v. Marquis of Huntly.

44th-Lieut.-Gen. Browne, Colonel, v. Earl of Suffolk, dec.

50th-Major Poe, Major.

55th-Brevet Lieut.-Col. Lord Fitzroy, Major.

61st-Brevet Lieut.-Col. Poitier, Major. 92d-Lieut.-Gen. Hope, Colonel, Lord Hopetoun.

Brevet-Lieut.-Col. Ramsay, a Colonel in the Army.

March 4. Sir U. B. Burgh, SurveyorGeneral of the Ordnance.

[The Gazette also notifies his Majesty's approbation of the 25th Foot being permitted to bear on their colours and appointments the words " Egmont-op-Zee," and the 5th Dragoon Guards the words "Vittoria" and "Toulouse."]

Rifle Brigade-The Duke of Wellington, Colonel in Chief.

1st Drag. Guards-Gen. Gwyn, Colonel. 49th Foot-Lieut.-Gen. Sir M. Nightingall, Colonel.

53d-Lieut.-Col. Fleming, Lieut.-Col.

2d Ceylon Reg.-Lieut.-Col. Smelt,

Gen. Sir S. Hulse, Governor of Chelsea
Hospital, v. Dundas, dec.; and Sir H.
Calvert, bart. Lieut. Governor, v. Hulse.

March 14. 38th Foot-Major Sir C.
Cuyler, bart. to be Major.

1st West India Reg.-Capt. Fane, to be

March 21. Lord Howard of Effingham to be a Knight Grand Cross of the Military Order of the Bath, v. Sir D. Dundas, dec.; and Lieut.-Gen. Sir H. T. Montresor to be a Knight Commauder of the same Order, v. Lord Howard of Effingham.

11th Light Drag.-Major Smith, Major. 22d Ditto-Lieut. Col. Bourchier, Major. 49th Foot-Brevet Major Glegg, Major.


Wm. Hooker, esq. of Halesworth, Suffolk, Regius Professor of Botany in Glasgow University.

Carleton-House, Feb. 29. C. Barnett, of
Stratton Park, esq. Sheriff of Bedfordshire
The following amendments are made on
the roll of Sheriffs (see p. 169):
Co. of Southampton-J. Scotts, esq. made
J. Scott, esq.

Denbigh-J. L. Salisbury, esq. made J. L.
Salusbury, esq.

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS. Rev. Wm. Clayton, B. A. Ryburgh Magna and Parva R. Norfolk.

Rev. Rd. Eaton, B. A. Elsing R. Norfolk. Rev. John Dolphin, Wake Colne R. York. Rev. Henry Baker Tristram, B. A. Bramham V. York.

Rev. T. F. F. Bowes, M. A. Barton in the Clay R. Bedfordshire.

Rev. John Keate, D. D. to a prebend in St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

Rev. G. Mettam, Aruesby V. Lincolnsh. Rev. Dr. Sandiford, to the Sinecure Rectory of Ashbury, Berks, vice Mordaunt ; an option of the late Abp. Moore.

Rev. T. H. Ashhurst, LL. D. Yaverland R. in the Isle of Wight.


Jan. 13. At Hillington Hall, Norfolk, the wife of Wm. Browne Folkes, esq. a son. Feb. 10. At Dublin, Lady Harriet Paget, a daughter.-At Woodby Lodge, near Reading, Mrs. Wheble, a daughter.14. At Rolleston-House, Staffordshire, the Lady of Sir Oswald Mosley, a daughter.16. At Boulogne-sur-Mer, the Lady of Sir Thomas Strange, late Chief Justice of Madras, a daughter.-In Rutland-square, Dublin, the Countess of Wicklow, a daughter.-19. The wife of George Cook, a jour.

neyman out of employment, residing at 40, Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, of three female children: who, together with the mother, are likely to do well; making now a family of seven children under 10 years of age.

March 3. In Rutland-square, Dublin, the Countess of Longford, a son.-At Charleville, Viscountess Monck, a daughter10. In Bedford-square, the wife of Andrew Spottiswoode, esq. a daughter.-The wife of a journeyman baker of the name of Baxter,

Baxter, residing at No. 6, Monkwell-street, of three children (a girl and two boys), who, with the mother, are all likely to do well. The parents are extremely poor, and have two children besides.-11. At Clay Hill,

Beckenham, the wife of T. P. Courtenay, esq, a son.-16. In Lower Grosvenorstreet, Lady Catherine Whyte Melville, a daughter.-In Upper Grosvenor-street, the Lady of Hon. Capt. Knox, R. N. a son.


1819. Dec. 28. At Kingston, in Upper Canada, Lieut.-Col. Lightfoot, C. B. A. Q. M. G. to Cornelia, second daughter of Capt. Edward Williams.

1820. Feb. 1. Geo. Marshall, esq. of Godalming, to Sarah, third daughter of James Alexander, esq. of Eden Bridge.

2. W. J. Levi, esq. of Barbadoes, to Rebecca, daughter of Lemon Hart, esq. of Fenchurch-street.

3. The Rev. Rich. Sandilands, jun. of Putney, Surrey, to Miss De Brett, of Sloane-street.


John Hodgson, esq. of Lincoln's Inn, to Mary, daughter of John Godfrey, esq. of Purfleet.

5. J. Early Cook, esq. of the Nunnery, Cheshunt, to Sarah, daughter of Isaac Munt, esq. of Jamaica.

10. Charles Palmer Dimond, esq. of Gray's Inn, to Mary, daughter of John Woods, esq. of Chilgrove.

W. S. B. Turner, esq. of Newingtan, Surrey, son of the late Sir Barnard Turner, to Mary Anne, daughter of the late Sam. Steele, esq. barrister-at-law.,

12. Thomas Davis, esq. of the Inner Temple, barrister-at-law, to Jane Ayerst, daughter of John Houseman, esq. of Sohosquare.

Thomas Flower, esq. of E. 1. C. Civil Service, Bombay Establishment, to Miss Elliott, of West Cowes.

14. A.N.E.Mosley, jun, esq.of Park Hill, Derbyshire, to Mary Theresa, only child of the late W. Stables, esq. of Hemswortir, Yorkshire.

Chas. Gordon Gray, esq. of St. James's, Jamaica, to Mary Augusta, second daughter of M. Faveaux, esq. of the War Office.

Rich. Hannam, jun. esq. of East Retford, solicitor, to Frances Mary, only daughter of the late Charles Sam. Fitzwilliam, esq. of Clixby, Lincolnshire,

15. Robert Hartshorn Barber, of Hayton Castles, Notts. barrister-at-law, to the daughter of Samuel Wordsworth, esq. of Edinburgh.

Arthur Hinckley, esq. of Lichfield, to Mary, daughter of the late John Jefferys, esq. late of Woodhouse.

17. Rev. Jas. Cumming, Professor of Chemistry at Cambridge, to Sarah, daughter of Chas. Humfrey, esq.

John Loch, esq. to Rabinia Maria, dau. of Arch. Cullen, esq. one of his Majesty's


G. J. Parry, esq. of Lincoln's Inn, to Mary, daughter of Lieut.-Col. W. Brooks, of E. I. Company's service.

18. Capt. C. S. J. Hawtayne, R. N. to Anne, daughter of the late Charles Hope, esq. Commissioner of the Navy.

23. W. T. Heath, esq. to Matilda, and the Rev. F. Dollman, of Milton, Kent, to Amelia, both daughters of James Heath, esq. of Russell-place, Fitzroy-square.

F. W. Campbell, esq. of Barbreck, N. B. to Sophia, daughter of the late Sir E. Winnington, bart. of Stanford Court, Worcestershire.

24. Rob. W. Partridge, esq. of Oakly Hall, Essex, to Frances Anna, daughter of P. Lafosse, esq. of Turnham-green.

Major Spedding, of the 4th, or Queen's Own Regiment of Dragoons, to Sarah, daughter of Hugh Parkin, esq. of Skirsgill House.

26. Mr. John Whitehead, clothier, to Miss Ross, both of Gomersall, Yorkshire; the bride is daughter, niece, and sister to her father and mother; aunt and cousin to her brother and sisters; niece to her husband; sister to uncles and aunts; and daughter to her grandfather.

. Lately, Capt. Laugharne, R. N. to Mary Amelia, daughter of the late Sir Stewkley Shuckburgh, bart. of Shuckburgh Park, Warwickshire.

The Hon. R. W. Penn Curzon (now Viscount Curzon) to Lady Harriet Georgiana Brudenell, dau. of the Earl of Cardigan.

At Bath, John Benyon, esq. of Newcastle, Carmarthenshire, to Mary, daughter of the Rev. C. Russell, of Lydeard St. Lawrence.

March 1. Lieut.-Col. Colquhoun Grant, of Forres, to Margaret, dau.ofJ. Brodie, esq.

4. David Jardine, esq. of the Middle Temple, to Sarah, dau. of J. Martineau, esq. of Stamford Hill.

6. Wm. Hen. Neville, esq. of Esher, Surrey, to Mary, daughter of the late H. Frogley, esq. of Hounslow.

9. James Oldham Oldham, esq. of Montague Place, Russell-square, to Mrs. Quintin Craufurd, of Belle Vue Place, Cheltenham.

J. Attersoll, esq. of Portland Place, to Augusta, dau. of the late Thos. Neville, esq.

11. The Hon. Charles Augustus Fitzroy, of the Royal Horse Guards (Blue), to Lady Mary Lenox, daughter of the late, and sister to the present, Duke of Richmond.

Wm. S. Harvey, esq. of Londonderry, to Jessie Mary, daughter of C. Roberts, esq. of the Exchequer.

20. Mr.John Rees, of London, to Esther, only child of the late J. Price, esq. and presumptive heiress of the late William Willis, esq. of West Ham.


THE DUKE OF BERRI. Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berri, second son of his Royal Highness Monsieur (whose melancholy face we record ed in our last, p. 167), was born at Versailles, Jan. 24, 1778. This Prince gave from his earliest years indications of an Ardent and promising disposition. His education was suspended for a time by the past events of the Revolution which obliged him to withdraw from France with his august father. He prosecuted his studies at Turin under the direction of the Duke de Serent, Governor of their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Angou leme and Berri. The earlier part of his youth was passed in the midst of camps. He had the honour of receiving lessons from the illustrious Prince of Condé, who was then gallantly supporting the honour of his name and the glory of his King. He was the relative and friend of the Duke d'Enghein, who was like him the victim of assassination.


The Duke of Berri in the chequered circumstances of his life was always beloved by those who were about him. In the army he was a strict disciplinarian; but he moderated the rigour of his or ders by the kindness of his manner. home he was affable, and displayed in all the relations of private life an address full of mildness and amenity. Whenever he was hurried by the characteristie ardour of his mind beyond what his cooler reflections would have allowed, he was always ready to anticipate the person who might have supposed him self ill treated, in order to offer satisfac


During the period of bis emigration, he happened one day to reprimand, too severely, an officer full of honour. In a moment, perceiving his error, the young Prince took the gentleman aside, and said to him, "Sir, it was never my intention to insult a man of honour. On this ground I am no longer a Prince-1 am like yourself, a French gentleman, and am ready to give you all the repara tion you may demand."

The campaigns of the Princes display ed in foreign lands the characteristic bravery of the French; but Providence reserved for other times the return of the Monarchy. The Duke of Berri, after having exhibited in vain his warlike disposition, was under the necessity of becoming a sojourner in England, as at that time all Germany bowed to the fortones of Buonaparte, and his arms GIKT. MAG. March, 1820.

appeared to have elosed throughout the Continent all the asylums which Europe had, till that time, afforded to the Bourbons.

The Prince passed several years in London, whence he was in the habit of making frequent journeys to Hartwell. In fine, he had the good fortune to return to his native shore in 1814. He landed at Cherbourg the 13th of April, when, placing his foot upon the shore, he exclaimed in tears, "Beloved France, in seeing you again, my heart is filled with the tenderest emotions. Let us bring back but an oblivion of the past, and peace and the desire of giving happinea to the French." Upon the road from Cherbourg to Bayeux, he received the most affecting testimony of the love of the people. Delighted with their transports, he could only reply to their acclamations by these words: Vivent les bons Normands.

It was in the environs of Bayeux he went unattended to meet a regiment, which had up to that time refused to recognize the authority of the King. When conducted by the Commander into the presence of the troops, “Brave soldiers," said he to them, "I am the Duke of Berri. You are the first French regiment which I have met. I am happy to find myself in the midst of you. 1 come in the name of the King my uncle to receive your oath of fidelity. Let us swear together, and cry vive le Roi. The soldiers replied to the appeal: a single voice only exclaimed vive l'Empereur. "That is nothing," said his Royal Highness; "it is only the remains of an old habit: let us repeat the cry of vive le Roi." It was done unanimously.

The Duke of Berri signalized his arri val at Caen by setting at liberty several prisoners, detained for two years for a pretended revolt, occasioned by scarcity. On the morrow they represented at the Theatre the hunting-party of Henry the Fourth. The Prince was present. The Mayor had the happy idea of introducing these poor people upon the stage; and at the rising of the curtain they were seen upon their knees with their wives and their children stretching out their bands towards the Prince, and loading him with blessings. Similar traits accompanied the progress of the Prince to Paris. Arrived at the Thuilleries, he ran to throw himself in the arms of his august father, and turning towards the Marshals who were present, "Permit


me to embrace you, also (he said), and to make you participate in all my feelings."

From the time of his return to Paris, he sought to gain the hearts of the Military. He visited the barracks, mixed with the soldiers, conversed with the Chiefs. On several occasions he made use of happy expressions, which were at the time published in all the journals. One day he said to General Maison, "Let us begin to know one another.When we shall have made together a few campaigns we shall know each other better." Unhappy Prince! he ought to have fallen at least on the field of battle.

At Versailles he reviewed a Regiment of Cavalry, some soldiers of which frankly expressed, in his presence, some regret for not being any longer led to battle by Buonaparte. "What did be do, then, so wonderful?" said his Royal Highness. "He led us to victory," answered the soldiers. "That, indeed, was not very difficult," replied the Prince, "with men such as you are!"'

Let us now touch upon the details of the events which interrupted the happy days promised to France by the return of her legitimate Princes. Buonaparte brought back terror. The Duke de Berri was obliged to follow his family, flying towards Belgium. In the flight, this august Prince gave a new proof of his magnanimity. When he entered Bethune, three hundred soldiers cried "vive l'Empereur," with an insolent vehemence. The Prince could have put them to the sword, to the last man, with his troop composed of 4,000 men, but such severity would have been looked upon as an act of useless vengeance. The Duke of Berri dashes alone into the midst of these three hundred men, and proposes that they should cry vive le Roi: but finding his utmost efforts in vain, he said to them, "You see that we could exterminate you utterly; but live, illfated as you are, and disperse. One of them began to cry "Long live the Emperor and the Duke of Berri:" and the others repeated this cry, in which were united rebellion and gratitude.


Louis XVIII. at length regained his throne, and his family returned along with him. The Duke of Berri was regarded as the last hope of France. young spouse was given him, and the blood of the Bourbons was on the point of being renewed. Who has forgotten the fêtes which signalized this event? The young Duchess," says a Paris paper, "belonged to us by a first pledge, and we flattered ourselves with others yet dear. Amiable Prince, such virtues were worthy of a better fate!"

The Duke of Berri, after his fatal catastrophe, expressed an impatience of seeing the King at his bed-side, of whom he said he had to ask a last favour. "I fear," said he, from time to time, "that I shall not live long enough to ask pardon for this man.' It is observed, that he did not say, "for my assassin."

His last moments were cheered by the endearing attentions of his wife. Just before he breathed his last, and as the King was about to make ber retire, the Duke seemed anxious to make atonement for some light errors which had occasioned chagrin to her. “Ah," said she, bursting into tears, "I did not need this new proof to convince me, that this fine soul was created for Heaven, whither it will certainly return!" The Prince, scarcely able to articulate his words, replied, "To die happily, I must die in thy arms, dear Caroline!" These were his last words. His distracted wife was removed by force from the spot, where the King joined her: her anguish was indescribable. She refused all comfort, and in accents of despair said to bis Majesty, who was taking his departure, "Sire, I wish to be permitted to go to my father, I can no longer live in a country where my husband has fal len the victim of such an atrocious crime." The Count de Nantouillet, who has been for thirty years the first offieer of his household, was introduced to him. "Come hither, my old friend," said the dying Prince," let me embrace you be fore I die." The Count could make no answer, but threw himself by the bed, which he bathed with tears.


Feb. 18. In the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, Gen. the Right Hon. Sir David Dondas, G.C.B. Governor of Chelsea Hospi. tal. In the course of Sir David's long military career (commenced in 1752), he has served in most parts of Europe; as also at the memorable attack on the Isle of Cuba (1762), where Sir David (then Capt. Dundas) was Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Elliott. At length, after being engaged in most of the campaigns of that time, in 1789 we find him advanced to the rank of Major-General, and two years after he was placed on the Irish Staff. In 1793 he commanded the British and Allied Troops at the evacuation of Toulou, where he succeeded General O'Hara, alter the latter had been wounded and taken prisoner; and after returning to England, served in several campaigns in Flanders. As a small reward for his many and important services, General

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