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ART. 12. MONTHLY SUMMARY OF POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE.

GREAT BRITAIN.

The army,

RECAPITULATION.

EUROPE.

February
Lord Castlereagh brought foru ard a state.
London, January 30.

ment of our Naval and Military Establi-liO , e

The House of Lords, the crowd, assem. taken place, and ene in progress in the bled in the strerts, had increased greatly. In sources of expense; and inoved for the ap. St. James's Park, in particular, the mob was pointment of a Committee to inquire into the immense, and they began to uiter the most public income and expenditures for the year violent and indiscreet expressious the instant 1817. the royal carriage appeared When the ca

in 1816, was 149,445 men; in valcade had reached the stable.yard gate, it 1817. it is 123.702—reduction, 25 743. The appears that the glasses of the state carriage expense last year, exclnsively of Ordnance, were broken on both sides, almost instanta was 110.564,000_ihis year it is 19,280.000 peously. The general impression was that The Ordnance last year cost 11:969,000—this the stones were the missiles employed, and year it is 11,246,000. Tulal, saving on Ariny, yet the glasses, which are of uncommon

11.784,000. thickness, were broken as cleanly as if done

Navy, last year, 33.000 men ; this year, by a discharge from a musket or pistol.

19,000 reduction, 14.000. Il cost for last on the prince royal alighting from the year, 110,114,000; this year it will be state carriage at St. James's palace, he imme. 16.397.000-saving, 13.717,000. diately sent for Lord Sidmouth; and after Miscellaneous service in 1816, 12,500.000; waiting a considerable time for the arrival of ditto this year, 11,500,000 ---saving, 11,000,000 Lord Sidmouth, at St. James's palace, left it in his private carriage for Carleton-house; Army saving

11.784.000 and the refractory part of the populace bav. Navy ditto

3,717,000 ing left the Park, be was then received with Miscellaneous

1,000,000 loud huzzas His royal bighoess left his commands for Lord Sidmouth to follow bir to

Total saving, 16,501,000 Carleton-house, wbere his lordship arrived

SUPPLY. shortly afterwards, as did the Duke of York, Army and the Duke and Dutchess of Gloucester; Coroinissariat and Barracks, Great

17,050,000 their royal highnesses having beard of what

Britain

580.000 had happened, lost no time in repairing 10 Ditin, ditto, Ireland

300.000 Carleton-honse to make inquiries

Eztraordinaries Lord J. Murray, u ho attended the regent Ordnance

1,300,000

1,246,(100 in the state carriage as a lord in waiting, re- Navy

6,397,000 ceived a blow over his right eye from a piece Miscellaneous, G. B. and Ireland, 1,500.000 of the strong plate glass being struck against bim.

118,373 000 January 31.

The Prince Regent lias intimated to Par. A proclamation bas been published, offer. liament, through his ministers, his intention ing 10001 reward for the apprehension of the to surrender one fifth part of that portion of person or persons guilty of the late treasona. lis income wbich is connected with his own ble attempt on the life of the Prince Regent. personal services – The amount of this fifth

is calculated at 50,0001. a year. Ministers February 4.

themselves have also more than intimated The order being read for tahing into consi- their intention to follow the example that deration the Message of his Royal Highness bas been given by the Prince Regent. the Prince Regent on the State of the Coun

February 11. try, the Message was accordingly rend.

Lord Castlereagh then moved successively, Messrs. Watson, Preston, the Evans's, -1. That the papers containing the commu. Keeve, alias Kearne, Castles, alias Jackson, nication from the Crown be referred to a were all apprehended at the same tine, al. Committee. 2. That this Com initiee be se. though some of them reside at considerable cret. 3. That it consist of 21 members. 4. distance from each other, and were all at That it be chosen by ballot 6. That the Bow.street Office in less than an hour and a members of the House prepare a list of 21, to half of each other. put into a glass to compose said Commillee

Feb. 13. 6. That the papers remain on the table as A reduction of three lieutenants in each they are, till the said Cop mittee be chosen. flag ship and iwo in each other line of battle All which motions were agreed to.

sbip, is to take place immediately.

HOUSE OF COMMONS.

ARREST OF SUSPECTED PERSONS

every tide.

FRANCE.

Several vessels arrived at Liverpool on chioness Wellesley ; she was a French woThursday last, from America, which have man, daughter of M. Pierre Roland, but long brought, amonget other produce, 25,000 bar separated from her husband. - At Elston, rels of four, and 15,000 more are expected Nottinghamshire. Rober: Waring Darn in, au

ther of Principia Botanica - At Blenheim,

Feb. 18. His Grace George, third Duke of MarlboCapital Stock purchased by or transferred rough. and deservedly styled the good.'-At to the Commissioners for the Reduction of Chevening Ri. Hon. Charles Stanhope, the National Debt, up to the 5th of January, Earl Stanhope, F.R.S.F. A. S. Member of 1817 ;

the American Philosophical Society of PhiTotal amount for Great Britain and Ire. ladelphia, &c. &c. He was the author of land, 338. 101,0581.

many valuable works, and numerous me.

cbapical inventions. — At Barbaraville, Co. of A report is circulated, for the truth of Roscommon, Rt. Hon. Patrick Dillon, elewhich we cannot vouch, that the Bank of venth Earl of Roscommon, &c. &c. At KenEngland has obtained the sanction of Gor sington, aged 79. John Paddey, Esq. whose veriment to a plan for the establishment of mother Lady Ann Paddey, was danghter of Branch Banks in various districts of the Charles, Duke of Cleves and Southampton, cruntry:

son of Charles Id. The deceased was the On ibe 24th of February, 10.000 British last surviving descendant, in the third degree troops arrived in England from France, be- of King Charles, by the Lady Barbara Villiers, ing one-third of the army of occupation. Las Casas and his son had arrived at the son, who was slain, fighting for the King, at

daughter of Wm. Villiers, Viscount GrandiCape of Good Hope from St. Helena Las Casas bad been detected in attempting father was brother of the favourite, George,

the battle of Edgehill, in 1642, and whose a clandestine correspondence with some Duke of Buckingham. people in Paris, through the medium of a La. dy in London. A leiter had been detected

Paris, Dec. 18. in tbe lining of a black boy's jacket, written

From the establishment of the decimal syson very fine silk, in cipher; the contents as tem to August 1816. the money coined yet unknown, for the u ant of key. Las

amounts to 1 629,606,538 francs, of which Casas was removed and confined as a close 250 millions were gold The money coined prisoner. Bonaparte, a few days before, in with the head of Loomis XVIII amounts ala fit of spleen, bad cut up a quantity of plate ready to 213 8 15,475 francs, of which 116 and sold it under pretence that his allowance millions were in gold. was not enough.

January 26. March 6. T'he Report of Count Benignot to the House Much sensation has been excited by the of Deputies, on the ways and means of desuspension of the HABEAS CORPUS act, fraying the expense of 18 17 after a view of which was carried by a large majority. After the financial operations of past years, prothe passage of this act, the funds immediale. ceeds to state che estimate of expenses of the ly rose one per cept.

year, which he makes 16 millions less than A Protest against this measure was signed ihe minister al estimate, as follows: in the House of Lords by Frederick Augus Ordinary expenses

468,490.000 franks.. tus, Duke of Sussex, Bedford, Toley, Tun Extraordinary tio. 431.0*10.000) bridge, Alvanley, Montfort, Essex. Lauder Expenses of public debi 157,000.00 dale, Grey, Wellesley, Thanet, Grosvenor, Makiug a total of 156.000,00) franks. Auckland, Saint Jobu, Say, Rosslyn, and which is about equal to 198,000,000 of dolHolland

lats. Of this sum it is proposed to raise It ap ears from the Report of the Secret 759,000,000 by taxes and imports of different Committee of Parliament, on wbich the sus funds, and the deficiency of 298,000.000 by a pension of the Habeas Corpus is founded, that loan, from a company through which it was a very extensive and formidable conspiracy expected that the aid of foreign capitalists has been organized throughout England and might be obtained. To enable the govern. Scotland, for the avowed object of revolution ment to effect this loan, it was proposed to in Church and State.

appropriate, from certain revenues, the anMarried.] In London, Baron Fred. Wm. nual sum of 30,000,000. Driesen, General in tbe Russian armies, to

February 4.

The funds have got up again to 60, and Miss Aikin, of Hampstead.-The Earl of Warwick, to Lady Monson).

continue steadily above.

The amount of the French Loan, it apDied ] At Mitcham, Lieut. General Forbes

pears, is only positive for 100 million of Chaa pagoé, Cul of the 70th regt. of foot - francs, about four millions sterling, but opAt Teddesley-Park, Staffordshire, the Mar. tional for the second 100 millions, or four

SPAIN.

SWITZERLAND.

millions. At the expiration of eight months, In 1816, no less than 2563 vessels of various the Contractors for the first four millions tonnage, arrived at the port of Amsterdam. may take the second, but at a higher price of

GERMANY. the French funds. The four millions abso

The emperor of Austria has founded in his lutely contracted for are taken at 55. French states a sinking fund, like that of France and funds—and the payments are to be complet. England. ed by the end of ten months from the date

The disputes between the Jews and the of the contract. The contractors are-first, city of Frankfort are not yet terminated. Mr. Baring, of London ; next the Hopes, of The Dies has referred the Jews to the senate, Amsterdain ; Parish, of Hamborgh; a house and the sepate has sent them to the legisla. at Frankfort ; and five banking houses at tive body, where it is supposed their claims Paris.

will be beard. The population of France is officially re

Vienna, Jan. 25. ported to be 28,813,051 souls, exclusive of

The Duke of Montfort (Jerome BonaCorsica, and the colonies.

parte,) and the Princess his wife, passed

March 10, One-fifth of the Allied Ariny has left through here to-day, on their way to Upper

Austria, where they have bought the fine France.

estate of Kamburg : they are to return in a

few days to Hamburg ; but it is said, that as The deficits of the Spanish revenue for soon as the fine chateau of Kamburg is put in 1815 and 1816, amount to thirty-five mil. order, they will go and reside there with lions of dollars. The estimated revenue for Madame Murat and her family. 1817, is not more pronising.

The Wirtemberg army is to be reduced so

as not to exceed 20.000 men. The king has Extract of a letter from St. Bernard, dated ordered, that in all representations and peliDecember 23, 1816.

tions addressed to him, the use of all French It is with grief I inform you, that on the and Latin expressions shall be avoided, and 16th, a frightful avalanche had swallowed up pure high German atone employed two domestics of the hospital, and four men There are 1100 students in the university of the town of St. Peter, without there being of Gottingen, many of whom are said to be a possibility of rendering them any assistance, Americans. Four of them had set out from the hospital The actual armed force of Austria, is comwith letters. Two others went to meet them puted in a German jourval at 530,000 men. from the town, and all disappeared Receiving no news from them, we set out in

Elsineur, Jan. 4. great anxiety in search of them.-- Night sur

Last year there passed the Sound. 8871 prised us in the gorges of the mountain, and it was with the greatest dificulty we could ships. among which were, from the north sea, find another. The weather was so tempes. 208 Russian, 525 Prussian, 942 English, 83

1097 Swedish, 408 Danish, 396 Norwegian, tuous, that we passed one another without knowing it. On the 19th and 20th we made American, 8 French, &c. and from the Bala fruitless search, and on the 22d we found tic, 906 English, 85 Americans, 8 French, 4 three of their bodies, seven feet under the Spanish, 23 Portuguese, &c. snow, a quarter of a league from the convent. All the families of the unfortunate men are in A ship of the line, larger than any belongdespair and in tears. To increase our mis ing to the Swedish navy, is about to be fortunes, all our dogs are buried under the launched at Carlscrone. The navy will snow. There is no longer at the convent a then consist of 11 ships of the line, in the single one of those courageous animals, who best state, besides frigates, &c. have for so long a time been the hope of the traveller. The useful race is extinct.

By a late statistical account in the Me. For eight bours the wind has been heap- moirs of the Academy of Sciences at Petersing up the snow. The avalanches have burg, it appears, that the revenue of Russia changed the form of the mountain. It would in 1811, amounted to two hundred and fifteen no longer be recognized. All the inhabitants millions of rubles, and the expenses to two of St. Peter, able to labour, are on the moun- hundred and seventy-four millions. In 1810 tains.

the army consisted of 621,155 men; the navy

(in 18!3) of 289 sail, mounting 4348 guns. Dutch Budget.-A Brussels article gives The established church (the Greek) bad four the estimate of the minister of Finance, for metropolitan churches, 11 archbishoprics, 19 1817. The income is calculated at 73,700,000 bishopricks, 26,747 churches, and numerous fiorins, (a fiorin is about Is. 8d. sterling,) and convents. In addition to this, in 1811, there the expenses at 73,400,000 forins,

were 3,500,000 Catholics, 1,400,000 Lutbe

DENMARK

SWEDEN.

RUSSIA.

NETHERLANDS.

LAST INDIES.

rans, 3,800 of the reformed church, 9,000 ty with the U. S. Advices from Italy, however, Moravians, 5,000 Mennonites, 60,000 Arme. siate that he is intent upon warlike preparanians, 3,000,000 of Mahometans, 300,000 of tions, as well offensive as defensive. the followers of the Dalai Lama, &c. In

SPANISH AMERICA. 1815 the number of manufactories was 3253. According to an enumeration of the popu.

Our accounts from the Spanish Revolulation of Russia, made in 1806, the whole tionary Provinces are so vague and contranumber of the subjects of the emperor was dictory, that we can gather no facts from 41,253 483.

thein, with sufficient certainty, to form any Among the deaths in Russia in 1814, were calculation of the issue of the contest with iwo persons, one between 145 and 150 years triot fag, continue to depredale on neutral

the mother country. Pirates, under the pa. old, the other between 124 and 130.

commerce.
ASIA.

BRITISH AMERICA.
TURKEY.

CANADIAN EXPORTS AND IMPORTS.
The successes of the Ottoman forces in the
Arabian Peninsula have led to an acknow-

Exporls for the year 1816, from Quebec. ledgment of the supremacy of the emperor Lumbers, furs, ashes (70,609 cwt.) with of the Turks; and Abdullah ben Saood, the small quantities of grain, four, and provichief of the Wahabee Arabs, has been com. sions, in all baving an official value of four pelled to guarantee the payment of a yearly hundred and eighty thousand pounds, or, tribute, by the transmission of valuable hosta. 1,920,000 dollars. The amount is said to be ges to Mahommed Ali Pacha, governor of 140,0001. greater than it was last year, prinEgypt and commander of the victorious cipally owing to the export of ashes, about army.

one half of which is from the United States. Titiameb and Hejah have been ceded to The esport of furs has been very much dithe Porte, in which last province, the holy minished, owing to the war between the cities Mecca and Medina have their sité, north west and Hudson bay companies. Advices, however, of the ratification of this

Imports, for 1816, at Quebec. treaty, bad not been publisbed.

Dry goods, official value, 1,556,2961.

Wines, 300,000 galls.; rum, 1,092,500 ; branCalculta, Nov. 1, 1816.

dy, 31,600; gin, 30,100; whiskey, 107,745; The unusual epidemic disease still prevails Muscovado, 1.809,422 ; coffee, 335,441; to

molasses, 135,241. Sugar refined, 438,673 lbs. in the upper provinces—there is an extraordinary mortality among the European Iroops.

bacco, 46,562; tea, 218.969. Salt. 219,826 Our last accounts from Java, state that it minots, &c. &c. making a total official value would probably take till August to adjust all of 2,174,7961. equal to 8,699,184 dollars the business connected with the transfer of leaving an apparent balance against the cothe island to the Dutch-the English flag con

lony of about 6,500,000 dollars. tinued to Ay at Welturredeen, 1st Oct.

Kingston, v. C. March 1. The Lord Bishop of Calcutta is daily ex. On Thursday last, the inhabitants of this pected here; bis Lordship and family arrived town experienced two shocks of an earth. at Colombo, 12th Oct.

quake. The first took place about two, and Late accounts from Madras state that the the second at four o'clock in the afternoon. members of the French colonial govern- The duration of each was nearly a minute. ment still remained at the Admiralty Gar. The last shock was more sensibly felt, and dens, but were expected to return to Pondi. occasioned the glass to ratile in the windows, eherry by 15th instant. The French govern. They were both accompanied by a rumbling ment intend to reinstate the college formerly sound resembling that of distant thunder. al Pondicherry; so as to supersede the ne. The weather, at the period of this unusual cessity of sending youth to Europe, for edu. occurrence, was moderate, and the wind at cation in the bigher branches of literature, the N. E. quarter, with a slight fall of snow. science, &c. We doubt whether the scheme

Quebec, March 15. will be found to answer the good intention. Extraordinary.-A prodigious fish some Pondicherry will be ceded to the members of days since run a-shore, near the river the French colonial government very soon; Ouelle, in the county of Cornwallis. Its di. the Madras Gazette has officially notified all mensions are said to be enormous, of which British subjects residing in the settlement and some idlea may be formed from its protrud. dependencies of Pondicherry, except those ing and breaking whole fields of ice, of exon duty, to return to the British territories by traordinary thickness at this season of the the 10th inst.

year, in its career. It has drawn the admi.

ration of bundreds in this district, and it is AFRICA.

said a great portion of the inhabitants are The Dey of Algiers bas confirmed his trea- employed in cutting the blubber into junks to VOL. I. NO. I.

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be reduced into oil, of which it will afford of the government, both civil and military, some thousands of barrels, and will yield a foreign ministers and officers, strangers of very handsome sum to the provincial reve. distincrion, and citizens of the republic. nues as droits, and to the Seigneur of the pa. Appointments by the President of the United rish, who shares with the crown in the pro

Slales, with the advice and consent of the fits arising from fish of this description. The

Senale. skeleton is to be carefully preserved for the To be secretary for the department of museum.

state, Joun QUINCY Adams, of Massachusetts.

Montreal, April 5 To be secretary for the department of the By the advertisement in this paper from treasnry, William H. CRAWFORD. the lieut. governor's office at York, it will be To be secretary for the department of war, seen that a canal communication from King. Isaac SHELBY, of Kentucky. ston to La Chine by the river Rideau, is se. Mr. CROWNINSHIELD, it is understood, reriously undertaken. Its importance will be wains at the head of the navy departınent. readily conceived. In addition to enhancing Richard Culls, late superintendent general the worth of the settlements through which of military supplies, to be second comptroller it will pass, it will be of vast consequence to of the treasury department, under the act of the provincials at large.

the 3d of March, 1817, to provide for the Ilorrid Vurder.-On Saturday last, be. prompt settlement of public accounts. tween 10 and 11 o'clock at night, the St.

Hilliam Lee, late accompiant of the war Lawrence suburbs was the scene of a horrid departinent, Peter Hagner, late additional crime. A man named O'Brien was murdered accomptant of the war department, Consunt by one McGuire. It appears that McGuire, Freeman, late accomptant of the nary dehaving taken some offence, was behaving partment, and Stephen Pleasonlon, or the himself in an unbecoming manner in the state of Delaware, io be auditors in the treapublic house of mrs. Hughes, on which she sury department, under the act aforesaid. went out to ask assistance of her neighbour, of the lands in the northern part of the Mis

John Coffee, of Tennessee, to be surveyor Mr. O'Brien : McGuire, suspecting ber de. sign, followed ber out, and met vith Mr. sissippi territory, under the act of third of OʻPrien, who quietly asked McGuire why March, 18!7. he occasioned such a disturbance ? McGuire,

Israel Pickens, of North Carolina, to be rewithout answering, gave him a blow with a

gister of the land oflice, to be opened in the club, which he had in his hand; O'Brien lell. Mississippi territory, under the act of 3d

March, 1817. and McGuire repeated the blows. Several people coming together on hearing the noise, tional Judge in the Mississippi territory, to

Stephen Archer, of Maryland, to be addithe murderer was seized and committed to prison.—Mr. O'Brien espired immediately act of the 30 March, 1817.

reside in thie eastern part thereof, under the after receiving the first blow. His bead was beaten in a most shocking mapoei-by

Joseph Phillips, lale of the army of the marks, six or seven blows were apparently United States, to be secretary of the Illinois given, either of which would have proved territory, mortal. Mr. O'Brien was formerly a

Robert Jaques, of New York, to be consul commissioned officer in the 2d battalion of at St. Croix. the 8th regiment, and since the peace had

John Howard March, of New Hampshire, become known and esteemed as the best

to be consnl at Madeira. painter in the city. On Monday his remains consul at Bordeaux, in place of William Lee,

Daniel Strobel, of South Carolina, to be were interred in the Roman Catholic burying ground, attended by a numerous con

resigned. course of acquaintances, and with military sul of the United States at Kingston upon

William Dary, of Pennsylvania, to be conhonours.

Hull, in Great Britain.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Joseph Roy, of the same state, to be consul On the 4th of March last, James Monroe at Pernambuco, in Brazil. was inducted, with the usual ceremonies, into Jose dos Santos Monteiro, of Brazil, to be conthe office of President of these Unied States, sul for the island of Maranhoa, in Brazil. On this interesting occasion, the President Reuben G. Beasley, of Virginia, to be condelivered a speech, in which he developed sol at Havre de Grace. his views of policy and principles of govern Robert Trimble, of Kentucky, to be Judge ment. Having concluded his address, the of the United States for the district of Kenoath of office was administered to him by the tucky. Chief Justice of the United States. The so Erward Ilyer, of Massachusetts, to be conJennilies were performed in the open air, sul of the United States at Hamburgh. under the auspices of a fine day, and in the Henry Wilson, of Maryland, to be consul presence of an immense concourse of officers at Nanız.

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