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. office, he was therefore passed over; 700 ounces, and, from the beauty of and William Domville, esq. citizen the workmanship cost as niany and stationer, was by the livery pounds sterling. elected, together with George Scho 24th. During a thunder storm ley, esq. citizen and distiller, to this afternoon, the lightning struck serve the offices of sheriffs of the city a large double barn near Eythane, of London, and sheriff of the county Kent, which immediately took fire; of Middlesex.
two threshers, who were at work Captain Barber, of the duke at the time, gave an immediate alarm of Cumberland's sharp shooters, to the inhabitants, but the whole brought a charge against Mr. Ilavd. fabric was consumed, together with ley, the lessee of the tolls at the top fifty quarters of wheat, a sow, 16 of Tottenham-Court Road, for pigs, 30 rabbits, and two favourite stopping and taking toll from him dogs. The howling of the latter when on horse-back at the head of
was truly piteous, when surrounded The charge was founiled by the fire. The tempest also fell upon a late act of parliament, in heavily on some parts of Sussex, which there is a clause of exemption. particularly at Loxwood, where the Some difficulty arose on the ques. houses were shaken by the violence tion, whether Captain Barber could of the thunder, and a poor boy be considered a field-officer, struck dead by the lightning. The agreeably to the words of the act; deceased, with a man, his compaand still more when it was found nion, were at plough together in a that Mr. Handley refused any com field belonging to Mr. King, and to promise, and that the act inflicted avoid the peltings of the storm, left no penalty. Captain Barber pledged their work, and ran to two neigh. himself, in consequence, to indiet bouring trees, under which they Mr. Handley, for obstructing the were both struck down by the vivid march of the king's troops; and also fluid. The man having received do to bring an action, in order to try material injury, soon recovered, the question of exemption.
and perceiving the condition of the 22d. A fire broke out some days boy, hastened to his assistance, but ago, in the turpentine warehouse of to no purpose, as he found him Messrs. Bruce and Jacques, near quite lifeless, with the hair of his 'Traitor's-bridge, Bristol, which de- head burnt to a coal, and his clothes stroyed those extensive premises.- on fire ! Three men were dreadfully burned; 25th. His majesty's frigate Lively one of them died the day follow was this day launched at Woolwich ing.
dock-yard. Her head is ornament. 23d. The numerous tenantry of ed by a beautiful female figure, Mr. Coke, of Holkham, this day playing a tambourine, finely carved, presented him with a superb vase, and placed upon the cut-water, so valued at 7001. as a testimony of as to accord with her rate. The esteem, for his judicious and liberal stern is peculiarly neat, and quarter conduct as a land owner and occu badges, like those of all the river. pier. The cup is extremely elegant, built fir-ships. Above her decks and abounds in the most beautiful were distended in the breeze, the emblematical devices. It weighs British union jack, and the St. 2
George's blue and red English en. any thing of what was advanced by signs. A great many persons were Mr. Mainwaring could be heard on board, who shouted with the above the incessant hissing.–The surrounding multitude, when the shew of hands of course was much vessel rushed into the Thames, on in favour of sir Francis, when a whose bosom she rested in safety at poll was demanded by the friends of some distance from the dock-yard. the opposite candidate, which at the Her royal highness the princess of close on Monday evening stood thus: Wales honoured the launch with for Sir Francis Burdett, 611; for her attendance in a magnificent Mr. Mainwaring, 528. yacht.
26th. This day Mr. Pitt, attend. The Middlesex election commence ed by Mr. Long, Mr. Huskisson, • ed this day. So early as six o'clock, and Mr. Sturges Bourne, dined with
vast crowds of spectators lined the the company of grocers. On his way along Piccadilly and the road appearance a rapturous burst of apto Brentford. About seven, sir plause took place. The company Francis Burdett set out for that then sat down to a most sumptuous place in his carriage and four, pre- dinner. After a patriotic song, and ceded by seven out-riders, carrying toast or two, the master of the com. large banners of blue silk, on which pany said “ That he rose, not to were written, in letters of gold, express the honour he had of having “ Burdett and Independance." Thé the chancellor of the exchequer, but baronet was hailed in every quarter the right hon. William Pitt, a broby the vociferations of the mob.– ther grocer, at his right hand, and About ten, George Boulton Main. to drink his health with three times waring, esq. arrived at the hustings three.” A spontaneous burst of in a chariot and six, with two pos. applause succeeded throughout the tilions in scarlet livery, trimmed company, which being subsided, with silver, followed by ten car Mr. Pitt said, “ He thanked his riages filled with his friends, all of brother grocers for the honour they whom wore sky-blue favours.— The had done him, and in return drank colours of sir Francis Burdett are their healths :" which dark blue and orange. Mr. Main- ceived with rapturous applause. waring and his friends were in many Joseph Jackson, and Thomas instances ill-used by the rabble in Bucknell, were executed at the Old the interest of his opponent, who Bailey for forgery, after having threw stones, and otherwise annoy- made an ineffectual attempt to poi. ed his respectable party.---Peterson themselves in Newgate. Moore, esq. member for coventry, A very neat chapel, in the Gothic
proposed sir Francis Burdett to the style of architecture, calculated to • electors for the representation of hold upwards of 1200 persons, is
Middlesex ; and was seconded by erecting in St. George's-Fields, an. Mr. Knight.—Mr. Mainwaring was nexed to the buildings of the Phi. afterwards proposed by alderman lanthropic Reform, for the use of sir William Curtis, and the nomina. that truly laudable institution. The tion seconded by colonel Wood. shell or carcase is already covered Each candidate endeavoured to ad. in, and its completion will be effect. dress the populace; båt scarcelyed as soon as the society can pro
fit it up.
cure sufficient funds for the purpose, either by gift or loan: 40001.
AUGUST. have been already laid out upon it, and it will require as much more to 1st. This morning, about 10
o'clock, as one of the fife-boys beThere are at present in America, longing to the 4th loyal London votwo Jabouring men, named Hoag lunteers, was sitting on the edge of and Parker, so exactly alike, that a boat in the Thames, he was accion one of them being lately tried on dentally struck by the oar of anoa charge of bigamy, some of the ther boat, which knocked him into witnesses swore that they knew the the water, and he was drowned. prisoner to be Thomas Hoag, while By the late flood and hurricane others as positively testified that he on the banks of the Aar in Germa. was Joseph Parker. Upon' this ny, it appears that 65 persons were contradictory testimony the prisoner drowned, 147 houses and 190 stacks was acquitted.
or granaries carried away; 20 A man of the name of Samuels, mills, & forges, and 50 bridges comordered for execution at Botany- pletely destroyed by the current; Bay, for burglary, was thrice hung 498 houses, and 239 out-houses so up, by virtue of his sentence, and much shattered that they must be each time the cord broke. On the rebuilt. There are heaps of stones fourth attempt to carry the law into and mud left on the surface of the cliect, the provost ordered it to be ground, 8, 10, and 20 feet high. In suspended, and hastened to the go some places hills were swept away, vernor to communicate the particu. and whole villages buried. lars of the extraordinary scene he East Indian intelligence, arrived had witnessed ; the consequence of this day, informs us that at a public which was, a respite to the man, meeting held at Calcutta, it was rewho had so repeatedly trembled on solved to erect a marble statue to the very verge of eternity, and for Marquis Wellesley; and to present the preservation of whose life so a sword of the value of 1,5001, to many signal events had almost mira. General Lake, and one of 1,0001. to culously occurred.
Major-General Wellesley, for their 31st. His majesty went, with the glorious achievements against the usual procession to the house of Mahratta powers. peers, and closed the session of par The American papers have brought liament with speech from the an account of a melancholy affair of throne*
honour between the llon. Aaron DIED.--7th. In St. James's-mar. Burr (Vice President of the United ket, aged 100, Mr. Smith, but. States) and General A. Hamilton, cher.
who was appointed to succeed Mr. 15th. Aged 102, Mrs. Mary Livingston, ambassador at Paris. Bishop, of Newport-street, Wor The origin of the dispute was from cester.
a pamphlet published by Dr.Cooper, 19th. Aged 102, Mr. Whinech, in which is the following passage: father of the late town-clerk of " General Hamilton and Dr. Kent Lyna.
say, that they consider Colonel Burr
* Vide State-Papers,
as a dangerous man, and one unfit interview, for the most cogent reato be trusted with the reins of go. sons.-1. My religious and moral vernment.”—In another place Dr. principles are strongly opposed to
66 General Hamilton has the practice of duelling; and it would expressed of Mr. Burr opinions still ever give me pain to be obliged to more despicable.” This latter pas. shed the blood of a fellow-creature sage excited the resentment of Col. in a private combat forbidden by the B. who sent his friend with a letter laws.—2. My wife and children are to General H. in which he demands extremely dear to me, and my life is “ a prompt and unqualified acknow- of the utmost importance to them, ledgment, or denial of the expres- in various views.-3. I feel a sense sion which could justify this infer- of obligation towards my creditors, ence on the part of Dr. Cooper.” who, in case of accident to me, by General H. in his answer, admits the forced sale of my property, may the first statement, the language of be in some degree, sufferers. I did which, he contends, comes fairly not think myself at liberty, as a man within the bounds prescribed in cases of probity, lightly to expose them of political animosity. He objects to this hazard. --4. I am conscious to Col. Burr's demand, by consider- of no ill-will to Colonel Burr, dising it as too indefinite, or as calling tinct from political opposition, which, on him to retrace every conversation as I trust, has proceeded from pure which he had held, either publicly and upright motives. Lastly, I shall or confidentially, in the course of hazard much, and can possibly gain 15 years opposition, and to contra- nothing, by the issue of the interdiet that which, very possibly, might view.” have escaped his memory.-If any It also appears that General II. thing more definite should be pro- had determined not to return Colonel posed, he expresses his willingness B.'s first fire; but that, on his receive to give Col. B. all due satisfaction. ing the shock of a mortal wound, -Col. B. in his reply, insists upon his pistol went off involuntarily, and a general retractation, and says, it is without being aimed at Colonel B. no matter to him whether his ho. This statement being denied by the nour has been attacked loudly or in opposite party, search was made for whispers.-General H. rejoins by the ball, which was found lodged in calling for something more defined, a cedar-tree, at the height of 11 feet and refuses either a general denial and a half, 14 paces from the place or general acknowledgment.--The where General H. stood, and more meeting was then demanded by the than 4 feet out of the line of direcColonel.—Previous to the repairing tion between the parties. When the to the ground, the General drew up General fell, Colonel B. walked to: his will, and inclosed with it a pa wards him, with apparent gestures per containing his redections on the of regret; but he did not speak to meeting.--He says,
him, as he was hurried from the “ On my expected interview with ground by his friends, Col. Burr, I think proper to make The funeral of the General was some remarks explanatory of my observed at New York with unusual conduct, motives, and views. I was respect and ceremony. All the pub. certainly desirous of avoiding this lic Functionaries attended; all the
bells in the city were mufiled, and Shire-lane, near Temple Bar, was tolled during the day-the shops, at employed to sweep a chimney at the the instance of the common coun house of Mrs. Sandwell, No. 18, cil, were shut; all business suspend. Devereur-court, Strand; in per. ed, and the principal inhabitants forming which, having climbed into engaged to wear mourning for six the chimney pot, it, with the upweeks. After the funeral service, per part of the chimney, gave way, Mr. Morris, the Governor of New and he fell into the yard of the ad. York, on a stage erected in the por- joining house, Mr. Saville's, tailor, tico of Trinity-church (having four by which fall his head was very much of General H.'s sons, the eldest a. injured, and one arm and one leg bout sixteen, and the youngest about broken. In this deplorable condi. six years of age, with him) deliver- tion he was conveyed to St. Barthoed, to an immense concourse in front, lomew's hospital, where he died in an extemporary luneral oration, ex the afternoon of the following day. pressive of the merits of the deceas. It is much to be lamented that the ed, and of the loss which America use of machines for cleaning chimhas sustained in his death.
neys are not universally adopted, The New York Advertiser says, by which accidents of this fatal nathat no death, since that “ of the ture would be entirely prevented. great and good Washington,” has A society has been formed for the filled the Republic with such decp humane purpose of superseding the and universal regret.
necessity of employing children in The coroner's inquest held on the this destructive and dangerous busi. body of General Hamilton, have ness, and has voted 501. to Mr. G. brought in a verdict of “ wilful Mast, for his useful invention of a murder against Aaron Burr, Esq. machine, which has been most sucVice President of the United States; cessfully used in cleaning chimnies and W. P. Van Ness, Esq. Attor- for many years past. ney, and N. Pendleton, Esq. Coun 8th. The poll for the county of sellor, as accessories."
Middlesex was this day closed; but 2nd. Advices of this date were re. the official declaration of the num. ceived from Capt. R. D. Oliver, of bers was adjourned till the followhis Majesty's ship the Melpomene, ing day, that due consideration might off Havre, with accounts of three be had of several votes, which havseveral attempts he had made on the ing been objected to on one side or numerous vessels in Havre Pier, as the other, had been postponed for well as those which were moored further consideration. Many serious outside, with the squadron under accidents happened in the course of his command.* Considerable damage the day. A gentleman, driving a was sustained both by the shipping gig with one horse, in Oxford-street, and the town, but the main object got jammed in between a cart and of Capt. Oliver was unattainable. a hackney coach, both of which
7th. This day Richard Shaples, were proceeding to Brentford. By about 9 years old, apprentice to the concussion the gentleman was Whitfield, chimney-sweeper, Little thrown out, and his skull fractured
For the particulars of these dispatches see “ Appendix to the Chroniclona