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Smithville in North Carolina, Charleston, and Mobile, unless from stress of weather, or when pursued by an enemy.

By Quebec papers we learn, that a fire broke out at Montreal, on the 4th of May, which destroyed the theatre and twentytwo houses.

The New York theatre was burnt to the ground on the 25th of May.

TORTOLA, May 8.-We have, since our late unfortunate gale, had a great drought; our crops are already spoiled for this and the ensuing year. Last year this island made from 2500 to 3000 hogsheads of sugar; this year it will not make 250 hogsheads. The earth is completely parched; and nothing that is put in it survives.


A French vessel, called L'Uranie, Cap. tain Freycinet, on a voyage of discovery, touched at Sydney early in December, and during its stay a mutual interchange of civilities took place between the officers and principal inhabitants. Some residents at Sydney having expressed their intention to quit the Colony in the Uranie, Captain Freycinet declined taking them, without the sanction of the Governor. A Russian frigate, also on a voyage of discovery, arrived at Sydney soon after the Uranie. At one of the balls given by the officers of the Uranie, some young female natives from Paramatta, educated at the schools established at Sydney, partook of the habits of civilized life, and were admired for the grace and ease of their movements.

The reputation of these seminaries, and a desire which is gradually spreading among the rude people of the Southern Ocean to share the benefits of instruction, had attracted to Sydney a party of young persons from the Bay of Islands, among whom was the son of Shungee, their principal Chief, but the plan of the Schools limiting them to the natives of New South

Wales, they could not be received, the managers fearing, in that case, to be overwhelmed with claimants for instruction. The annual assemblage of the native tribes took place at Paramatta on the 28th of December, but was less numerously attended than usual, the extreme heat of the weather preventing them from proceeding from the interior. About 250 persons of both sexes were present, and were regaled by the Governor with provisions and liquor. The examination of the native children of the institution then took place, and some very creditable specimens of their progress in writing and drawing were produced. The recognition of the children by their parents and friends was described as extremely affecting. The facilities of internal communication had been increased, by putting the roads from Sydney to Paramatta and Nassau, before impassable in wet seasons, under complete repair. The improved cultivation of the hemp in New Zealand has before been mentioned; some trials were made in January, at Sydney, of its relative strength, when made into cordage, compared with that manufactured in England from the produce of the Baltic, and determined materially in favour of the hemp of New Zealand, which possessed a degree of strength superior by one fourth.-Mr. G. Johnston, son of the Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony, died on the 19th of Febru ary, in consequence of a fall from his horse. The colony, in general, was in a flourishing state; European goods were in demand. The Admiral Cockburn, which brought these advices, brings home an entire cargo of the produce of the Colony. The Regalia, freighted in a similar manner, was to sail in about a month. The Gazette of the 8th of January contains an advertisement from the noted Dr. O'Halloran, who has opened a school at Sydney.

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INTELLIGENCE FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. Sir W. J. Hope, one of the Lords of the Admiralty, accompanied by sir John Gore, the Port Admiral of Sheerness, is on a survey of the coasts of Kent and Sussex, in order to ascertain the expediency of continuing or relinquishing the establishment for the suppression of smuggling, denominated the coast blockade; the expense being found greatly to exceed the advantage derived from it, while the plan of preventive stations, be sides being more efficacious in its object, more than pays the whole cost of its establishment.

A tradesman of Bristol was summoned

lately before the Mayor of that city, and fined for suffering a bale of goods to remain on the pavement to the obstruction of the passengers; this he paid, and immediately after walked to the warehouse of the Mayor, where he saw some soap boxes standing on the pavement, and laid an information at the Council House; and the consequence was, that the Mayor was also fined by his brother Magistrates.

Mr. Joseph Hughes, of Hodnet, near the seat of Lord Hill, at Hawk-tone, Shropshire, has at this time an extraordinary cow, which is fed on grass culy, that gives every day 24 quarts of milk, which as regularly produces 21 lbs. of butter every week!


The fine pheasantry in the garden of T. Kingston, esq. at Carleton House, in Somersetshire, was last week maliciously set on fire, and all the birds cruelly burnt to death.

The following may be interesting to our agricultural readers at this season; as the expence of the practice must now be comparatively trifling, in consequence of the late Act which reduced the duty on rocksalt used for agricultural purposes : —“As the season for hay-making is drawing near, we must beg leave to recommend the salting of ricks. I am persuaded few farmers are aware of the benefit arising from this practice, particularly in stacking in sultry weather. The salt preserves the hay from overheating and becoming mildewed. All kinds of cattle, &c. prefer inferior hay thus managed to the best that can be placed before them that has not been salted. The salt assimilates with the juices of the hay, and thereby prevents too great a fermentation, and by its soporific quality gives it a superior flavour. The proper way of using it is, in building the stack, to sprinkle the salt alternately between each layer of hay, in the proportion of one hundredweight to seven or eight tons."

James Moffat, alias M'Coul, the notorious associate of the late Hussey White, has been found guilty before the Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh, of being concerned in break ing into and robbing the Paisley Union Bank, on the 14th of July, 1811, and sentenced to be executed at Edinburgh on the 26th of July.

To ensure correct returus of averages, the Board of Trade have directed country inspectors to post up in the market-places a duplicate copy of every return transmittted by them to the receiver of corn returns, in order to afford the means of de. tecting any error on the spot.

A large swarm of bees lately visited the Market-square at Shrewsbury, and many

of them settled on the head of one of the dealers in vegetable. A serjeant of the militia immediately procured a broom, which he hoisted on his halbert, whilst a female sounded the usual music on such occasions; and in about half an hour the whole of the swarm were collected on the broom, to the great joy of the market people, and hived. A dispute then arose between the serjeant and the woman, repect ing which had a right to the new colony, and the latter in a passion upset the whole, in consequence of which many of the bees were killed, but fortunately no person was stung. The serjeant again, with other assistance, restored the bees to the hive; after which it was taken to the Mayor, the Rev. H. Owen, by the contending parties; when it was claimed by his Worship as Lord of the Manor of the town, to the mutual disappointment of the serjeant and his opponent.

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Wednesday, June 1.

The books were opened at the Bank of England this morning to receive subscriptions for the purpose of funding of Exchequer bills to the amount of seven millions. It was completed in a few minutes only by ten houses. Before two o'clock in the morning there were crowds waiting outside of the Bank. About six o'clock the outer doors were opened, when the monied men were accommodated in a passage leading to the Secretary's office. At ten the doors were opened, and as they entered each received a ticket. The fortu

nate holders of the first tickets were then the amount required, it was found that called in, and when number nine had stated only a hundred thousand remained. Number ten was then called, and completed the subscription. The others then departed greatly disappointed. The pressure, in gaining admission, exceeded all descrip


The crowd and consequent heat was excessive. Only about 200 succeeded in getting into the inner room, and tickets to about that number were issued, but at least 180 were unable to make their way to the hall-door, where the tickets were issued. There were nearly 400 applicants, and only ten, as above stated, obtained any part of the funding.

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Prince Gustavus of Sweden and suite were introduced to the King, at his Palace, in Pall Mall, by his Excellency the Russian Ambassador. The Prince was most graciously received.

In consequence of the promotion of the Rev. Dr. Maut to the Bishoprick of Killaloe, he has received a present of a piece of plate, consisting of a very large circular salver, on feet, with a magnificent border of chased flowers. The inscription is "To the Reverend Richard Mant this plate is presented as a token of respect for his character as a Christian Rector, the beneficial influence of which the donors bad the hap

piness of experiencing during his ministry in the parish of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate." Thursday, June 22.

The Westminster Quarter Sessions commenced before Sir R. Baker and a full Bench. The Chairman, in addressing the Grand Jury, adverted to the outrages which took place in various streets on the Queen's arrival, by breaking windows, &c.; and recommended associations of the respectable inhabitants of the different parishes, as the only effectual means of suppressing such riots and tumults.

F. Const, esq. is appointed Chairman of the Westminster Sessions, vice Sir R. Baker, resigned,

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accompanied by Alderman Wood, young Mr. Austin being on the coach-box. In going through the Hall, her Majesty was pleased to accept the supporting arms of Mr. Ald. Wood and Mr. Favell; she passed to the Council Chamber, preceded by the City Marshals, where numbers of Ladies and several Members of the Common Council were in waiting to receive her. Every one greeted her entrance with cheers, at which demonstration of attachment her Majesty was evidently much moved. The statue of our late be

loved and venerated King seemed most to engage the contemplation of the Queen. After this, her Majesty went into the Court of Aldermen's room, viewed the pictures, and then passed to the Chamberlain's Office. When she returned to her carriage, the horses were taken from it, and her Majesty was drawn in procession through Cheapside, St. Paul's Churchyard, down Fleet-street, along the Strand,

&c. &c.

Nearly all the Royal Letters of Sumtnons to the Peers, to attend on the Coronation, have been issued-a few still remain unissued, in consequence of the Peers' addresses not having been transmitted to Lord Henry Howard, at the Heralds' College, agreeably to the notification in the Gazette. The Knights Grand Crosses and Commanders of the Bath are to attend in the Procession. The dresses assigned to them have for some time past been on view in the Hall of the Heralds' College.

There are now seven spots visible upon the sun's disk, six between the sun's centre and its Eastern limb. One of them of very superior magnitude, nearly in the form of a square, surrounded with a beautiful and distinct umbra, subtending an angle of about half a minute, occupying more than 915 millions of square miles. This spot will probably continue for seven or eight days. Another is a small one, with a very faint umbra, situated very near the Western edge of the sun.

EDUCATION.-A general account, show. ing the state of Education in England:

Endowed Schools-New Schools, No.302, children. 39,590; Ordinary Schools, No. 3,865,children, 125,843; totals, No. 4, 167; children, 165,433; total revenue, 300,5251.

Unendowed Day Schools-New Schools, No. 820, children, 105,582; Dames' School, No. 3,102, children, 53,624; Ordinary Schools, No. 10,360, children, 319.643; totals, No. 14,182, children, 478,849.

Sunday Schools-New Schools, No. 404, children, 50,979; Ordinary Schools, No. 4.758, children, 401,838; totals, No.5,162, children, 452,817.

Total population in 1811, 9,543,610; poor in 1815, 853,249.

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CATO-STREET CONSPIRACY. The following is the manner of distributing the money collected for the Officers engaged in the apprehension of the Conspirators in Cato-street:

To Mrs. Smithers (widow of the murdered Officer) in addition to an annuity of 1001.

. £.256 4 6 G. T. J. Ruthven, Police Officer 408 0 0 Jas. Ellis, Conductor of Patrole 204 00 Wm. Gibbs, Patrole (wounded) 121 10 0 W.Westcoat, Conduct. of Patrole121 10 0 John Surman, Patrole (wounded)131 10 0 William Brooks, ditto John Wright, ditto

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This Distribution has been made in conformity with the plan previously adopted in the Rewards given to the same Officers by his Majesty's Government-namely, according to the rank they hold in the Police Establishment, and the manner in which they have sigualized themselves.

SUMMER CIRCUITS-1820. HOME-Lord Chief Justice Abbott and and Mr. Baron Wood: Hertford, July 11. Chelmsford, July 17. Maidstone, July 24. Lewes, August 3. Guildford, August 7.

WESTERN-Mr. Baron Graham and Mr. Justice Burrough: Castle of Winchester, July 17. New Sarum, July 22. Dorchester, July 27. Exeter and City, July 11. Bodmin, Aug. 7. Wells, Aug. 12. Bristol, Aug. 19.

MIDLAND-Chief Baron Richards and Mr. Baron Garrow: Northampton, July 11. Oakham, July 14. Lincoln and City, July 15. Nottingham and Towo, July 20. Derby, July 22. Leicester and Borough, July 20. Coventry, July 29. Warwick. July 29.

NORFOLK-Lord Chief Justice Dallas and Mr. Justice Holroyd : Buckingham, July 10. Bedford, July 13. Huntingdon, July 15. Cambridge, July 17. Bury St. Edmund's, July 20. Norwich. 42. NORTHERN-Justice Bayley and Justice Park York and City, July 15. Durham, July 31. Newcastle, August 5. Carlis'e, August 12. Appleby, Aug. 19. Lancaster, Aug. 23.

OXFORD Justice Best and Justice Richardson: Abingdon, July 10. Oxford, 12. Worcester and City, July 15 Stafford, July 20. Shrewsbury, July 26. Hereford, July 31. Monmouth, Aug. 5 Gloucester and City, Aug. 9.



This Society met on the 10th of June. A paper by Mr. F. Bailey was read, on the method of adjusting a transit instrument by observing the passage of two stars, differing considerably from each other in declination: and a new Table was given, whereby the deviation of the instrument and the error of the clock might be readily determined without the trouble of computation. Portable transit instruments are now made with great neatness and accuracy; and are a valoable acquisition to every economical observatory, and to such persons as are travelling with a view to improve the connected sciences of astronomy and geography. Instruments of this kind are often fixed in situations which do not command a view of the pole star: and under such circumstances, the table, above alluded to, is very desirable. Sur H. Englefield requested permission to address the meeting, and called their attention to the new bodies which have lately been discovered, and which are supposed to be of a cometary nature. He noticed the discoveries of Cassini and Short, supposed to be of new planets, which have not since been observed; and wished some of the members who bad time and mch


nation for the purpose, would submit the observations of those two celebrated astronomers to the test of analysis, in order to determine whether those bodies assimilated in their motions to those which have been lately discovered.-The Society afterwards adjourned till the 10th of November.


The distribution of the rewards of this Society took place on Tuesday, June 28, at the Argyll Rooms.

Soon after 12 o'clock his Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, President, entered the room, and though the company seemed absorbed in the contemplation of the different performances of the caudidates in Polite Arts, which were appended to the walls, and those of Mechanics, which covered the table, an universal expression of joy beamed in the counteDances of all. His Royal Highness bowed to the company as he passed to his Chair, and the business of the day now commenced.

Mr. Aikin, the Secretary, read an interesting paper on the rise and progress of the Institution, very particularly referring to its commencement, and energetically adverting to the great advantages which society had not only received by its exertions, but which would be continued, and he trusted enhanced in their value, by the labours of the day. The Premiums were then presented.

His Royal Highness, on several occasions, observed the exertions of the Candidates, and was particularly complimen tary to those (and we observed several) who had been before him on former occasions in the same characters.

To Mr. J. Perkins, who was honoured with three of the Society's medals, for inventions of the first consequence, and who, though an American, his Royal Highness observed, that as President of the Society, he highly participated in the national liberality which had evinced itself on the occasion; that the reward here bestowed, proved, that men of science were happy to recognize and encourage the same qualification, be it from what country it might.

To Mr. W. Hardy, another ingenious mechanic, his Royal Highness paid some compliments.

His Royal Highness eulogized the company for their attendance, observing, that the Society had gained a great point, if the distribution had ensured the smiles of Ladies, as those Gentlemen, in all probability, who were not already Members, would serve the Institution by becoming so, in compliment to their feelings.

A band of music occasionally relieved the ceremony.


THE ROXBURGHE CLUB. Saturday, June 17, the distinguished Literary Society, 'The Roxburghe Club,' held their Anniversary Meeting at the Clarendon Hotel. Out of thirty-one Members, the whole number of the Club, only six were absent, and two of those known to be on the Continent. The presentation of Re-prints consisted of the "New Nutborune Mayd," and the "Boke of Mayd Emlyn that had V husbandes and all kockoldes," by Mr. Isted. Two enterludes, "Jack Jugelar, wytte, and very playsent," and "Thersytes," by Mr. Haslewood. Two members stated that the unexpected delay of the press made it necessary for them to defer for a few days the delivery of their respective Re-prints. An auxiliary gift was placed on the dinner table, called "The Book of Life; a Bibliographical Melody," a poem from the pen of Mr. R. Thomson. As President, Lord Spencer took the Chair, and for the first time introduced as a toast, "The King." All the other toasts were strictly Bibliomaniacal. That of "The Roxbarghe Club at Paris," was drank with enthusiasm. Among the immortal memories, the most celebrated were those of Valdarfar, Fust, Schoiffer, Sweyneym, and Pannartz, Wynkyn de Worde, and Analdus de Bruxella, the editor of an unique edition of Horace, printed at Naples, 1474. Nor was Caxton forgotten, to whose memory a simple monumental tablet was exhibited, previous to its being placed in Westminster Abbey, with the following inscription:

To the Memory of WILLIAM Caxton, who first introduced into Great Britain the Art of Printing;

and who, A.D. 1477, or earlier,
exercised that Art

in the Abbey of Westminster.
This Tablet,

in remembrance of one to whom
the Literature of this Country
is so largely indebted,
was raised

Anno Domini MDCCCXX.
by the Roxburghe Club.
Earl Spencer, K. G. President.


New Piece.


June 29. The Promissory Note, a Comic Operetta, in one Act, taken from a celebrated French piece, called La Lettre de Change. The plot contains a series of mistakes and ludicrous situations, improbable enough, but is very spirited and pleasant. Very well received. Music by Bochsa.


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