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songs and glees from the principal taining about 16 barrels of beer, performers at the theatres. One was by Mr. Thornton's direction, toast excited particular attention. thrown into the common sewer.. It was given by the president with 31st. This day three bullocks his usual warmth of sentiment and were killed by lightning at Temple feeling, and excited a burst of ap- Bodmin. The flash struck a tree, plause from the company. 66 The which stood in a hedge, and shivered health of that medical character, it from the top to the bottom, die who, at the risk of his own life, vided the hedge into two parts, made withstood the orders of Bonaparte, a deep furrow to the place where to destroy the sick soldiers in Egypt.” the bullocks stood, and killed them Another of the vice presidents added, upon the spot, without leaving the “ That Desgenetts had formerly vi- slightest appearance of a wound. sited this country, and, in addition A distressing event happened at to his native goodness of heart, had Newington, in Surry. John Ricka here imbibed the independent spirit etts, the sexton, was employed digof a Briton.” It must be pleasing ging a grave for the remains of a las to every friend of humanity, and to dy in the Kent-road, and the coffin the medical profession in particular,, was just entering the church-yard, to learn, from the statements laid preceded by the minister, when the before the meeting on that day, that whole mass of earth on each side of since the institution was first set on the grave fell in, and covered the foot, about 16 years ago, the pro. unfortunate delver in a depth of six perty of the society has increased to feet, just as he was getting out with 13,0001. 3 per cent. consols; and his pick-axe and shovel. Within that 12001.'s have been distributed five minutes after the accident hapout of the interest of the stock to pened, a number of persons ran to widows and orphans of deceased assist the poor man, and began to members, most of whom were un. remove the earth; their endeavours fortunately not in a situation to make were however much retarded by the a proper provision for their rela- concourse of spectators, who rushed tives.
to the brink of the grave, and nearly 30th. This morning, an excise an hour elapsed before they disco, officer, named Littlejohn, was found vered the body, which being taken dead in a vat of strong beer, in a out, means were used by a profesa state of fermentation, at the brew- sional gentleman to restore anima, house of Mr. Thornton at Horsham. tion; but every effort proved inef, It came out, in evidence, before fectual, and the body was borne the coroner's jury, on a view of away lifeless on a shutter, amidst the body, that the deceased went the cries and complaints of a discon. to the brewhouse, on Monday night, solate wife and five children, who to make his accustomed survey ; witnesses of the affecting and that in leaning over the vessel, scene. the azotic gas, arising from beer in This day a violent storm of thunsuch a state, might suffocate him, der and lightning pervaded the greatand cause him to fall into the liquor; est part of Cornwall. A violent gust they therefore returned a verdict of of wind passed through a part of accidental death. The vessel con, the parish of Kenwin, which over
turned mours of corn, a furze-rick, ed from three boats, on the Ham. apple trees and whatever else stood burgh territory. They had embarkin its way: and in the neighbour- ed at Harburgh, a small town on hood of Penzance many windows the left bank of the Elbe, in the were broken by bail stones of an electorate of Hanover, and about a enormous size.
mile distant from the city of llamDIED.--5th. At the age of 104 burgh. They landed between the years, Mrs. Lovelin, relict of the cities of ilamburgh and Altona. A late William Lovelin.
part of the detachment to the amount 6th. Mr. Thomas Whittingham, of 80 men, proceeded under the con. of Hillingdon, at the very advanced duct of two guides to Grindel, age of 101. He retained all his fa- where Sir George had resided for culties to the very last hour, as well some time. Grindel is a village as he ever did at any other period composed of a small number of coun. of his life, and could walk a distance try houses, not far removed froin of two or three miles with perfect the Hamburgh gate, which is called case. He was born in the reign of the Dammthor, a few hundred paces king William, and had a most pere only distant. The detachment har. fect recollection of the per on of Q. ing arrived at Grindel, commenced Anne, of whom he often spoke. In its operations by surrounding the the rebellion of fifteen he was em house of the English minister at ployed in coveying troops and bag- about one in the morning. Sir gage from Uxbridge to London. George Rumbold hearing a knock
at the door, jumped out of bed to
see what was the matter, and on NOVEMBER.
looking out of the window, saw the
house surrounded with soldiers, who 1st. Monsieur, brother to Louis told him they had dispatches for XVIII. accompanied by his suite, him. But on his refusing them ad. returned to Yarmouth, from Swe- mission, they instantly broke open den, wbither he had gone to meet the doors, rushed into every aparthis royal brother, between whom ment, and pillaged the house of and him a most affecting interview whatever was portable. They then took place at Calmar on the 7th of seized Sir George, and conducted last month.
him in a carriage to the banks of Advices were received by govern- the Eibe, across which river he was ment of a most extraordinary and transported a close prisoner to llaratrocious violation of the law of na- burg!: thence he was carried closely tions, in the seizing and carrying oil Sir guarded to lianover; from which George Rumbold, the British charge city he was removed to Paris, and d'affaires, to the Hans Towns, and confined there in the Temple!!! the states of the circle of Lower The news from Gibraltar brought Saxony, on the night of the 25th by dispatches received this day is of ultimo, by a detachment of French a most calamitous nature: it states troops. The particulars are as fol. that a malignant and pestilential seJow :--On the night of the 15th cí ver had broken out in the garrison October, a detachment of French of that important place about the troops, consisting of 250 men, land- middle of September, and still conti
nued to rage, though with soinewhat a committee of five has been chosen abated violence. The following ex- 'to assist the government in applytract from a respectable medical cha- ing the most likely measures toracter on the rock, gives a circum- wards the promotion of the public stantial detail of its ravages : it is health ; relieving the distressed, budated Gibraltar, 8th of October, rying the dead, &c. and it is vested 1804.
with the fullest powers. The mem“ I had the pleasure, on the 21st bers are, Messrs. Ross, Smith, ult. of relating to you the favour. Sweetland, Allardyce, and myself.” able opinion of our medical com 2nd. A fire broke out in the exmittee on the nature of the fever tensive water corn-mills of Mr. that had broke out in our garrison; Pickering, at Frodsham-bridge, since that period it has had much Cheshire, which entirely consumed reason to alter its opinion : a great the same. The damage done is very and alarming mortality has taken considerable ; many thousand meaplace, owing, in the first place, to sures of corn having been destroyed. sickness and filth, incrcased by Among the principal sufferers are want of sufficient medical attend. Messrs. Chadwicke, Brereton and ance, nourishment and nurses. The Leadbeater; the former of whom had numbers that have fallen to its vio. upwards of 3,000 measures of corn lence within this fortnight are sur upon the premises. These mills prising: our reduced population are the property of Sir Peter Wardoes not now consist of (inhabitants burton, bart. and civilians) more than 3,000 souls. 5th. By intelligence received . On Monday last 114 were buried, this day from the West Indies, we and all the week averaged nearly 90 learn that a tremendous hurricane had per day! The number yesterday lately taken place in the windward was reduced to 57, and this day I isiands: it blew from the 4th to the am hopeful it will not exceed 40, so 6th of September, inclusive, without that we mend apace, and expect the intermission. At St. Kitts its fury first heavy rains (hourly looked for) was most severely felt. It spread will relieve us from its ravages aito. likewise to Antigua, St. Barthologether. This mortality, from the mew, St. Thomas's and Dominica. causes before recited, you will easily The losses at the different islands conceive to have taken place prin- among the shipping are thus participaily among the poor. Of Bri. cularized:-St. Kitts 120; Anti. tish merchants, very few have fallen, gua 29; St. Bartholomew 50; Doand those only in situations extreme- minica 1; St. Thomas's 44 ;-toly prejudicial to health. The Jews tal, 274 ships, many of which are bare however died in numbers; Americans. Every vessel in the and where the fever has broken out roads of St. Pierre and Martinique in a dirty ill-aired house, it has ge were driven on shore, and, with the nerally proved fatal to all its inha. exception of five, were totally lost. bitants. Many people have deserted At Jamaica it was experienced on the garrison from fear, and the death the 29th of August, when the Pique of many is ascribed to the same frigate was completely dismasted, cause, particularly among the wo. and two American vessels entirely men and Jews. Among the British, lost.
The effects of these hurricanes school-fellow's coat pocket, about have not, however, been confined nine years old, which set fire to his to the West Indies only. It appears clothes, and burned his side in so by New York papers, dated Sep. shocking a manner that he died in tember 30, that the losses sustained two days. His relations and friends, at Charleston, South Carolina, who have to lament his loss, reside amounted to one million of dollars. at Petersburgh. The young nobleIn the beginning of September there man has absented himself from col. occurred at Savannah a more dread. lege, in consequence of his distress ful hurricane than ever was remem of mind at this unfortunate circumbered there; it continued to rage stance. during the whole of the night of the 6th. The coachman of Dr. Wil. 8th of September; and next morn. son, driving a čart from Bening when the inhabitants ventured field to London, had not proceeded out of their houses, they beheld all above three miles before he fell from the trees in and about the city lying one of his horses on which he was prostrate on the ground, the tops riding, and, the wheel going over of chimnies, and several houses him, was killed upon the 'spot. blown down. The wharfs, from 8th. The admirable gilt lion's one end of the city to the other, head letter-box, which was formerly were torn up; and almost every at Button's coffee-house, and in store near them, with their contents, which the valuable original manu. were destroyed. Every vessel in script copy of the Guardian was rethe harbour which was not totally ceived, was yesterday knocked down lost, was thrown upon the wharfs. at the Shakespears-tavern, CoventA man and two children were killed garden, to Mr. Richardson, for 'by the falling of houses. In Hut. 171. 10s. chinson's island, and other rice 9th. Lord mayor's day was obplantations near the place, all the served with great display of civic buildings were swept away in the splendour. About one o'clock the general destruction, and many over old and new lord mayors, aldermen, seers, and negroes with their fami. and sheriffs, proceeded in procession lies, amounting to nearly 100, were to Blackfriar's bridge, where the lost. At a place called the Bluff, city barge conveyed them to West. damage to the amount of 100,000 minster. They were attended by dollars was sustained. The plante the city companies in their barges. ers on Skemaway and Wilmington The lord mayor was sworn into ofislands have also suffered consider. fice before the barons of the exche. ably.
quer, and, having saluted the different The same mails bring the intelli- courts, returned to the barge, and gence of Dessalines, the black chief landed at Blackfriars.
Mr. Pitt fol. of St. Domingo, having been pro- lowed the procession at some distance claimed emperor of Hayti, that be. along Cheapside, when a party of the ing the Indian name of Hispaniola. populace took out the horses from
The young gentlemen of Eton col. his carriage, and drew it to Guildlege had their annual rejoicings this hall. The hall was brilliantly illunight, with fire-works, &c. A young minated. At each end was fixed a nobleman put a lighted squib into a large glass chandelier; and in the 1
centre was hung a great number of going to Schwerin. The three cara variegated lamps, which were so ar riages proceeded together for Schwe. ranged as to assume the form of a rin, in safety, until they arrived beballoon. About six o'clock the tween Rhena and Schwerin, in the company sat down to dinner. At forest within two German 'miles of the Lord Mayor's table were, the the latter city. Here the two mesLord Chancellor, the Earls of Har- sengers and postilions were alarmed rington and Camden, the Lords by the appearance of a horseman in Melville, Grantley, Leslie, Mul- the uniform of an officer of French grave, and Castlereagh, Mr. Pitt, light horse, who rode up with an inthe Hanoverian and Turkish Am. solent air, looked in at the window bassadors, several of the Judges, Sir of each carriage, and, having made John Colpoys, Admiral Peyton, his observations, drew up; instantly Sir John Nichol, and some foreign seven men, well mounted, rushed officers, &c. &c. The ladies retired, from the wood and joined him. soon after nine, to the common coun. They had the uniform and appear. cil room, where the crowd was very ance of French cavalry, and were great. The ball was opened by a armed with carbines and sabres. minuet between Alderman Hunter The men presented their pieces at and Miss Le Mesurier. . Country Mr. Wagstaffe and his companions, dances followed, and continued for threatening that, if the least resistseveral hours.
ance were made, they would blow 12th. This day the long-expect- out their brains. They then dragged interview between the sovereigned the parties into a wood, about a and the heir apparent took place at quarter of a mile from the road side. one o'clock at Kew palace. The Here they proceeded to tie the two queen and princesses were present. messengers, the Mecklenburgh mer. The meeting of those two person. chant, and the postilions, to the trees, ages, after a long interval, was and left them, threatening to shoot marked by every emotion of kind- the first who attempted to disengage ness and conciliation on the one himself. At length Mr. W. untied part, and of the most profound filial himself, and released his compani. respect and veneration on the other. ons; when, on reaching their dar
13th. This day witnessed ano- riages, they found that the banditti ther violation of the law of na
had robbed them of every thing.-tions by order of Buonaparte. Mr. Mr. W. then returned to Husum, Wagstaffe, the British messenger,
and reached London on Sunday.was robbed of his dispatches, money, This outrage took place upon the cloaths, &c. On the 6th he had set territory of the Duke of Mecklenout for Petersburgh, with dispatches burgh Schwerin, within two German for Lord G. L. Gower; and on the miles of his capital. 11th, he took a carriage at Husum, The persons who robbed Mr. with intent to proceed through Ber: Wagstaffe are discovered to be the lin on his destination. Arriving at commandant of Ratzeburgh, and seNohrdoff, he proceeded to Lubec in ven French soldiers. company with a Hanorerian mes. 14th. This morning about half senger ; at which place the were past ten o'clock, his majesty arrived joined by a Mecklenburgh merchant at the queen's house from Windsor;