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ELECtlON OF SIR C. COLR. The proper officers being assembled" and the forms at- tending the election of Knights of the Shire being in rekr diness, at about ten o'clock on Saturday rooming last Sir C. Cole entered Bridgend, accompanied by a large body of freeholders and others, to the number of between three and four hundred. Sir Christopher rode alone in his car- riage, aud immediately proceeded to llieTown-hall, under which a temporary hustings had been erectcd he wasdrest which a temporary hustings had been erected he wasdrest in plain clothes, wearing the cross as Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, and the medal' which his public services have so deservedly obtained for him. The High Sheriff soon after arrired, and the business of the day commenced by Sir John Nicholl and Sir C. Cole advancing together to the front of the hustings, vyhen the former gen- tleman addressed the freeholders to the following effect. Gentlemen Freeholders, "After what has happened at the-County Meeting, which so Ip^ely met for the purpose of considering the measure we are now assembled to perform, it would be useless, and, perhaps, improper in me to :respass unneces- sarily on your attention. The meeting then recommended to their bretiier freeholders the choice we are now assem- bled to make; and, after the maturest deliberation, unani- mously pronounced Sir Christopher Cole to be a proper to'represent the County of Glamorgan in Parliament. After th!\t resolution, so collected, and so unanimous, it 'Woltld be perfectly unnecessary in me to detain yon with I any description either of the public honours or private vir- tues of Sir C. Cole, even if I were eloquent enough to do it" but it is beyond the pftwer of eioquence to place him in a higher point of view than his brother freehotders have, already done by that vol which declared him to be a proper man to represent their interests in Parliament, Con- 'S din 2 then in thaJtresolution, I anticipate, without any doubt, that you will unanimously confirm what has been unanimously, resolved, and I beg leave to present to you Sir C. Cole, as a person well deserving the support of your mterest, %nd I lie honour of representing the county of Glamorgan iri Parliament." The address of the Rt. Hon. and Learned Gentleman itMM rece'"ed with loud and general approbation. I Mr, Bruce seconded the nomination, and stated, that lie felt the greatest pleasure in paying his tribute to the merit* of Sir C. Cole he had the honour at the last election (an honour which he should remember .with pride and satis- faction to the last hour of his itie) t!> propose the late Mr. Hall "for the represent^.ofTliis county and the sorrow and j'egret tixulfcsted tv «Krv class oi| persons for his premature loss justified bis (Mr. B.'s) •leelings. He looked forward to the present election of Sir C. Cole with equal confidence as to the perfect appro- bation of the county. Mr. Tknnant then rose, and (as far as the loud and Coll-, tinned interruptions, and the violent symptoms of disap-' probation that were shewn during the whole of his speech, enabled us to collect) expressed himself to the following A purport:- "'Mr. Sigh Sherif, However widety 1 may differ on the present occasion from the sentiments of the gentlemen whom I see around me, I shah nevertheless, in the exercise of my constitutional •right as a rfeeholder ot this county, express my opinions without reserve and. us I would not unnecessarily trille with your patience, I hope to be allowed to do so without interruption. If it should be asked, why I did not come forward at the former meeting? I would reply, that I have chosen rather to deliver my sentiments from the hustings on this day, when, according to (be jaw of the land, the freeholders at large are called upon to seb-ct for themselves a proper representative in Parliament, tljan attend at a meeting convened as that meeting was convened, in con sequence of a requisition drawn up by a party caballing together for the sake of opposing the election of an indivi- dual, and of thus.unconstitutionally dictating to the county whom it should and whom it should not return as its repre- sentative in Parliament: for the very expressions contained fa that document sufficiently evince the party spirit by tvhich it was dictated. I have indeed heard it' asserted, I lmow not with what degree of trdth, that some of the gen- tietoen whose names are subscribed to this paper were not only not present at the insertion of their'own names, but that they are at this very time. probably, ignorant of (he txistence of any such document. One of them is, I be- lieve. at this very time tIavellillg beyond the Alps!" [Here Mr. T. was interrupted by loud cries of fname him. name Ihiin;" on which he mentioned the name of Mr. Williams on being called upon to particularizetl,le person he alluded to»—he said it was Mr. Williams of Aberpergwm: oil this ISfe was immediately informed, that there were two Mr. Williams's, and that the name attached to the requisition ■was actually subscribed by the gentleman of that name. This misapprehension of Mr. Tenmnt's occasioned consi- derable dissatisfaction, but as soon as he was again audible Continued as fol lows „ j I- I feel myself particularly cnlIedupolfto address you on tils occasion, in consequence of the many unjustifiable xaports which have been circulated throughout the county, to the prejudice of thegentlcman who has lately with- drawn bis pretensions to your support, rather than subject the county to the inconvenience of a contested election. It seems that Mr. Edwards has, incurred the high dis- pleasure of this cabal by entering, into what has been called a premature canvass, and by takihg. mitissaid, the county by surprise. Far my part, I must profess myself whoiiy at a less to conceive on what grounds such a complaint has teen founded. I would ask, whether in formef cases a county meeting has usually preceded a canvass? On the contrarv, I believe, that in this as well as in the adjoining counties, in ancient as well as in modern titpes, the con- trary practice has generally prevailed, and is at this very time acted upon. I do not profess myself to be of Mr. Edwards' counsels hut, as a bystander, I cannot quietly look on and see the course of proceeding that has been adopted, with regard to this election, without expressing tny opinion upon Jt. At the time when a vacancy occurred in the representa- tion of the county by the unfortunate death of our late ygrelted and ever-to-be-laroented Member, whose name I cannot pass over without pausing to pay a just tribute of my Unfeigued regard to his i-nemory-for such was the manlinsss of his principles and the suavity of his manners, that it is equally my pride and my boast to have enjoyed the honour of his acquaintance at this time, I say, Mr. Edwards was travelling on the other side of the Alps, and jor aught I know to the contrary, may not ytt have heard this melancholy intelligence. It may, indeed, be,difficult to determine, whether Mr. Edwards has suffered most from his friends or bis enemies; the imprudent zeal of the former may have been as prejudicial to his cause as the illiberal misrepresentations of the latter. No man can deprecate more sinccrel,ythan I do the interruption of that jtacc cwd harmony which I would yi ijih to «xist throughout .the county but I ani at a loss to conceive any more effectual method ot Creating fermelit and dissension than the late course, of proceedings has been eminently calculated to produce. t had, indeed, hoped, that as M-. Edwards' name had been withdrawn from the canvass before the first county meeting had assembled, all disrespectful allusions to himself, or to his supporters, as they had been totally Uncalled for, wÓIIJd have been carefully Suppressed. The observations which fell at that meeting were, perhaps, less objectionable in themselves than as they were calculated to give colour of support to many scandalous and un- founded reports that had been sedulously disseminated to the prejudice of Mr. Edwards. I was not, indeed, as I have before stated, present at that meeting, and I cannot therefore be supposed to know any thing of it beyond the newspaper report. I hope, and indeed I cannot but be- lieve, that the account of the proceedings of that day must have been erroneously reported-for, according to that report, language, is put into the mouth of a certain Right Hon. and Learned Gentleman, which, f am sure, from the knowledge I have of his character, he never could have made use of; for that Right Hon. and Learned Gentleman is made to say, that there appeared no reason why Mr. Edwards should not again .mix in the society of the county with that cordiality which should naturaily he maintained among persons who associate together." According to the obvious interpretation of these words, Mr. Edwards is placed in the situation of a person who had been guilty of someheinous offence, but who, having made the amende honourable,' might again be allowed the intercourse, for- soolh, of those gentlemen with whom lie had formerly been, in the habits of associating. It was lioz enough to have censured his friends for adopting a line of conduct which had usually been resorted to oil similar occasions-— it was not enough to have denounced him, before the first csunty meeting, by the very-terms in which t,he requisition fur that meeting was couched to have expressed considerable dis- satisfaction at a premaisre cysnvass^-premature, because it had been commenced before the comity had been con- vened and themselves tohave givelk evidence of a canvass equally premature by the very document they subscribed— but then Mr. Edwards-is to bepenuitted again.to mix in the society of the county Let not the friends of Mr. Edwards be hereafter charged with disturbing the peace and harmony of Glamorganshire, if they should not forget the manner in which they' have been treated on this oc- casion; let it not. be said that the v. have been the cause of discord and commotion, if the embers of disunion have beell sown which will hereafter set the county in a flame from one end of it to the other. I know nut what line of conduct Mr. Edwards may here- after adopt; but this I know, that were I so situated as Mr. Edwards is, Tather than acquiese in the implied cen- sures that have been anathematised against me, I would submit to every sacrifice of time and fortune, and consi- dering the event of a poll as a secondary consideration, I would hold both the one. and the other as sacred trusts to Pliable me to repel insinuation and vindicate my OWII character, by constitutionally taking the opinion of-everv freeholder in the county. In fhus coming forward in behalf of Mr. Edwards, I merely consider myself as ren- dering him such service as in a similar situation, I trust, he would render me. From my long acquaintance with that gentleman I am enabled to speak of him in terms of the highest respect; and. as a man of business, I look upon him as eminently qualified to conduct in Parliament the interest of an independent county. With regard to the gentleman who has just-been pro- posed to you, no one can think of him, as an individual, more highly than myself; no one. could more readily render him his "tribute of applause for his meritorious public services; no one set a higher Oil the IIn. blemished integrity of his private life never, I believe, has the breath of calumny attempted to assail him, though his rank and situatinn have contributed to render him a conspicuous object of euvy—but these very qualifications, in a considerable measure, influence me in. withholding from him my vote on the present occasion I could not endure to see one whom I have so many reasons to respect in a situation at once at variance with the sincerity of his character and the independent integrity inseparably attached to his gallant profession. It has been wisely said, we will have no test; reverencing, as I do, the principles which dictated this determination, I will not avail myself ot such a tornvof interrogation as to address the gentleman now offering himself to represent the county of Glamorgan, in.such terms us these Will you, as long as v«ur tv alih and ..f> l„-es ,shall be uni'm. paired, faithfully fiSscharge llts HI RFTE situation to which your fellow-freeholders have called you? Will you suffer no private motives, no understood arrangements, to influence your conduct with respect to the relation in which you now stand to the county ? Will you not, at some convenient time, avail yourself oi those well-known means which are always at hand to enable you to retire from your post, when the infant legislator of the House of Mar-gam shall be ripe lor action, and thus surrender back: the situation which you hold as a trust for that family by, whose interests you have been principally supported throughout the present election i (Here the speaker was suddenly interrupted by Sir C. Cole, who, in a dignified and impressive manner, exclaimed emphatically, "No."—■ The applause which instantly followed this manly ex- pression of firmness and was so tumultuous, and continued for so long a time, that Mr. Tennartt could with difficulty resuroehis observations.-—At length, bow- ever, he proceeded, as far as we were enabled to collect, to the following effect :J — This is hot the season for complimenting away the repre- sentation of the county two Members only are deputed to Parliament to watch "over the interests and protect the rights of the county of Glamorgan and with regard to the representation of the contributory boroughs, the overween- ing influence of a few families 'is but too notorious. We must not calmly submit to arrangements which tend to compromise the independence of the county, by giving up its representation as an appendage to an estate, to be bar- tered away by family compact. I woutd not be understood to speak disrespectfully of the heir of the bouse of Talbot, I but before we Consent to surrender ^ur immunities into the iiaiids of his family, it would bcas'well to wait till he has arrived at those years of discretion which may enable the county to decide with precision whether he be worthy of the trust they might then be willing to repose in him.— Thus far I have thought proper to speak my own individual sentiments on this occasion permit me now to otfer you a few observations on the manner in which a great absentee interest, as it is called, in the affairs of which it is well- known I have long been intimatety concerned, has been spoken of at the meeting held at Pyle on the 22d instant. If I am rightly informed, a gentleman then represented himself to the meeting as the authorized organ for sing the sentiments of that interest in favour of the gen- tleman now offering himself for your representative that gentleman, I have considerable reason to suspect, must have laboured under some delusion, when he conceived himself at liberty to pledge the above-mentioned interest to any specific line of conduct in this election this at least I am justified in saying, that any authorized expressions of the sentiments of that quarter must have come through me, and that if that gentleman had acted with his accustomed prudence, he would have applied to me for instructions how to conduct himself under the impressions he had re- ceived." Here Mr. Tennant sat down, amid loud and repeated expressions of disapprobation, and when order was at length tolerably restored) Sir John Nicholl proceeded to observe in reply, that he should pass over many points in Mr. Tennant's speech which were otherwise worthy of notice, because they appeared to him to be foreign to the purpose of the present meeting; and he should confine himself principally to those remarks which alluded more especially to himself and to the meeting he had lately !he honour to attend and he appealed to the candour of the gent'emen then present, whether the proceedings of that day could be saii to dictate to the county, or whether they did not, on the contrary, express the generaf opinion of the free- holders, and were not conducted by a spirit the mast una- nimous and amicable ? He particularly disclaimed any disrespectful mention of Mr. Edwards' name, and had merely expressed his hope, that Mr. E. on his part, would feel no difficulty in associating with those gentlemen 01, ttlll county whom he had before been in the habit of meeting It was somewhat inconsistent with the high constitutional principles on which Mr. Tennant had professed to found Iris observations, to declare it to be his opinion, as he had subsequently done, that Mr. Edwards was called upon to spend his whole fortune in a future contest for the repre- sentation. Though, for my part", continued the Rt. Hon. Gent. "I do not believe all Mr. Edwards' money would p.Tocure hifaten votes in the county I do not mean to say that Mr. E. cannot command ten votes in Glamorganshire but I am quite confident he could not obtain so many by theinfluence of his purse." Sir John Nicholl here sat down, amid loud applause. Mn Thomas, of Sully, commented on the conduct of Mr. Edwards!' supporters, and in allusion to the great absentee interest, mentioned by Mr. T. observed, that he should not be much surprised at hearing that the proprietor of that interest had sent dowu a power of attorney to the W I j freeholders of Glanjorganshire, j Mr, T. for their representative in re^a I several other remarks in life speech of this j worthy of being accurately reported, but we regret to 5 state, that in cotiscquence of the technical terms in which j his observations Were couched, we are unable to do them j justice. The legal Forms were thetl completed, and Sir, G. Gole declarsd to be duly elected after which Sir C. calllc for- ward and addressed the freeholders to the following effect ° GENTLEMEN, I beg leave to return you my rnost sincere and heartfelt thanks for the great honour you have done me in choosing me to represent you in Parliament,; it shall always be my earnest endeavour to deserve the continuance of yourj favour. I do not think myself at all called upon to reply to the observations which have been made respecting myself; you have yourselves paid the highest compliment to my character by thinking me worthy of the situation to which you have called me. I am not rich, but I am ricli enough to be independent; and it is iny chief pride, tbatwhatever I do possess has never cost a poor man a tear, nor my country a farthing. I shall endeavour, as soon as possible, to make myself mastor of t'fte plans your late respected Member had set an foot for'your advantage, and will exert myself to the utmost for their speedy accom- plishment.' I beg leave once IIwre to thank yon for the honour you have done me, and to assure you, that I wi!! do my utmost in your service, and never surrender the sacred trust reposed in me iuto any other hands but yonr own." ¡ Sir Christopher then received the warm congratulations of his numerous friends, and after being chaired through the town, the freeholders dispersed. On approaching Cardiff on Monday morning, to attend his duty as Foreman of the Grand Jury at the Great Sessions, the horses were taken from Sir Christopher's carriage, and he was drawn into the town amidst the acclamations of a vast assemblage who had collected to greet his arrival. (We most sincerely hope, that the irritation iase- parable from a popular election, wili tHow subside; and we earnestly conjnre alt parties to lend a helping hand in restoring universal harmony and peace.J Evan Thomas, Esq. is appointed a Deputy lieu- tenant of the county of Glamorgan. For the last eight or ten days heaven has kindly blessed Its with the most propitious weather for all the works of the field. The hay harvest may be considered generally as finished successfully, although the late heavy rains have inBicted par- tial injury in this quarter of the kingdom. The sickle is now every where in active motion, and another fortnight's continuance of the same bene- ficent goodness, will secure to us abundance of the staff of life. We-understand that the Glamorganshire Races will commence on Wednesday the 8th of October next; and from the amount of the subscriptions the sport is expecte'! to be greater than has been experienced at these R ices fur many years. We invite those of our readers who are interested in the line of country noticed by our correspondent INVESTIGATOR'' to peruse his observations atten- tively, as they seem to be the result of correct judgement and matured experience. On Sunday se'nnight, the Very Rev. the Dean of Bangor Cathedral, preached a most appropriate and excellent sermon, from Ephesians, 6th chap. and verse 4. in aid of the Nalionat Schools estab- lished in that vicinity. The numerous and cleanly appearance of the children were highly gratifying, and the collection made after the service, evinced the approving sentiipents and charitable feelings of the congregation, amounting to 331. 9s. 9d. Lord Bulkeley, who, it is well known, is ever foremost in devising and promoting whatever may tend to the welfare and happiness of his fellow creatures, has presented his church at Aber with a remarkably ,ifne-toned| bell, which on Friday was fixed in the tower thereof, for the express purpose of being rung out during, the recess of the tide in foggy wea-thfer i o 'tr t* euthe bewildered traveller, ii 1 «f ly wi-'cls,* on .t'ho L SaOUs i < *t* 5 uig juncture, to grope his way to the shore. Ims humane project has suggested !t§'.tt to his-Lordship, on the lamen- table event that h-ippened on the 121st of April Jast, wilell eight persons perished in the water. HIs Lordship has thertlbia sfguiRcd his pleasure to this effect to the Minister/ and Churchwardens of Alter, who, we are well convinced, will be always on the alert in so humane and laudable a work.—• We have also to annollncc, that the benefactions received for tlv3 relief of thefatnihesofthuse poor Unfortunates who were lost on the Lavan Sands, amount to lifty pounds; disbursements of which are now making amongst the several beneficiaries, | by the llev. J. Roberts, Keeter of Uanllcchid, and the Rev. Mr. Jones, Curate ofCacrhtin, the several parishes to which the poor people belonged. A rise of 71 per cent, on Manchester goods has taken place within the last eight days :W great is the demand and numerous the orders in hand. At the Glamorganshire Great Session;, this week, John Thompson, tor robbing John Ifces, butcher, of St. Mary Hill, on the highway, of about seven pounds in cash, received sentence of death Mar- garet Harris, alias Jenkin?, for stealing various articles from Mrs. Beaver, of the parish ot Swansea, to be imprisoned tea months; John Job, for stealing wearing apparel from Benjamin Hawkins, of Swansea, six months Catherine Sunbury, for stealing a table-cloth and sheet, the property of Dr. Hobhes, of Swansea, four months Mary John, for stealing clothes aud money in the house of John Jenkin, three months; Robert Gordon, for uttering counterfeit shillings'at ilerthyr, six months; Thomas Edmund, for stealing apparel in the house of Wm. Edward, of Eglwystlian, eight months; Wm. David, for stealing a watch from A. Thomas, of BJaekbrook, in the parish of Mertbyr,six months; William Thomas and Jenkin Lleweliin, for embez- zling the property of their employers, the Merthyr Tram-road Company,six months; Thos. Fortenham, for stealing in the house ofT. iioj kin, of Llan^a- velach, a watch, hat, (it-c. one month; John Rees and Thomas William, for stealing apparel, &c. ia the house of Jane Rees, at Cad ox ton and Mary John, for uttering base coin at Merthyr, six months. -Racbael Lewis, of Swansea, and the three men charged with breaking into the house of David Howell, at Pyle, and stealing cash and notes to the amount of 4001. were acquitted. At Brecon Great Sessions, which terminated on Friday last, Divid Price and John Evans, for sheep-stealing received ■ sentence of death; John Jones, for stealing wat, hes, apparel & was or- dered to be trarfsported for seven years; aod Alice and Margaret Vaughan, for stealing a. board, to be imprisoned one year.-F-ive other prisoners were acquitted. At these Sessions came on a cause, Jenkins v. Richard, which occupied the attention of the Court nearly 13 hour.?. The ostensible parties were John Edwards, Esq. of Rheola, plaintiff, and Sir Charles Morgan, Bart, defendant; and the action related to a tract of Lmd on the confiiws of the parishes of CantrefT and Vaynor in Hreconshire. After a very able charge from the Judge,,who reca- pitulated the whole of the evidence, which had been given by interpretation, the Jury retired, and in about half an hour returned with a verdict for the plaintiff. At Cardigan Great Sessions, a boy was found guilty of stealing two five-pound notes. William James, charged with poisoning his wife was ac- quitted. The report of the country is, that so strongly was his conviction expected, an execu- tioner was actually engaged from Haverfordwest, who was to receive fifteen guineas for the awful duty. Caution to Servant.—X^ast weak, jane Lloyd-, head dairy-maid to the Rev. Edward Picton, of Is- "1 Carmarthenshire, was. committed to the house 01 \MM"'I'lion for one month,.(or. flivers mis- demeanors, and partis.larjy of wasting he.r master's property, by feeding and emertainin'g, John Mor- ris, carpenter, and David Wilkin, blacksmith at htsexpence. On Saturday se'nnight, a vessel called th'eTmft. try. Thomas Htisham, master, on her voyage from Waies to Dungarvan, foundered off Minettear), and all on hoard perished. The crew consisted of a. whole family; two brothers, of the name of Husham, two brothers-in-law, and a nephew. The fate of one of the Ifushams is lamentable in the extreme. He had been in the navy during the whole of the late war; he was at the Nile, Copenhagen, and I rafalgar; and in the Ne-reide frigate at the Mau- ritius, when three British frigates so bravely fotight against the batteries; he escaped from all these dangers unhmt, and perished at length within view of his native harbour. A Coroner's inquest was held on Monday at Holyhead, on the body of a child, three months old, who unfortunately met with its death on Friday, the '29th ult. by a horse running over him, in the main street. Verdict— Accidental Death. On lueaday, the 26th ult. afire broke out in the out-buildmgs belonging to Tygwyn farm, in the 1 9 1!1 parish of Penmon, Anglesea, the residence of the Rev. John Hughes, which threatened immediate destruction to the whole of them, together with! the dwellin.g-huuse, but by the timely assistance of the neighbours (to whom every praise is due) it was got under without any very serious loss. The whole of the barn, and some part of the cowhouse were destroyed. Tire lire -was occasioned by one of the servants having, very imprudently, kindled Some straw ID the barn. the sparks from which communicated with the thatch. Bristol Autumn Fair.—The supply of leather not so large as usual, particularly crop leather; but the whole sold freely at advanced prices, which were as follow :— Heavy crops'22d. tn24d. Light and middling ditto í9d, to '20d. Best sadlers' hides 19d. to 20d. Common ditio 18o. to 19d. Shod hides 19d, to 20d. WetahhidcstSd to?0d. Bulis 14d. lo !Gd. Buffaloes 17d, to2<>d. Prime heavy do. 20d. to 21 d. Rounded do. 2s. to 2s. 2d. Close rounded do. 2s. 3d. to 2s. f>d. Horse hides 14d. to 16d. Spanish dö: lPd. to nd. Best pattern skins 2s. 3d. to 2s. 4d. Common do. 2s. to 2s 2d. Heavy do. '20,1. to 23d. Welsh skins 18d. to-Sgd. frisli 17d. to 18d. English Kipp" I8d.^ to gtd. Foreign do. l'8d. to 21d. Light'seals 2s to 2s. 3d.—Hate Giuvk, Bnenos Ayres hides 9d. to l()|d. Sailed Irishc df skins, none. Dried Irish calf, none. Irish veuisnone. Irish kipps 3d. to 3 £ d. Salted Irish hides, none. Light 28s. per cu t. Salted Irish horse, none. Dried Spanish do. 6s. to 9s. Salted Irish hides without horns, none. Heavy Irish ox and cow, none. Newfoundland seals 101. to J31. per lOO. To the EDITOR of THE CAMBRIAX. Sir, The readiness with which yon always publish any sug- gestion that aims at public benefit induces me to request you will iusert the following Outline of a Plan for a New ltoad from-Newcastle to the Coal-pits and Lime-kilns in the parishes of Lhinarihneyand Lhindarog^ The Citmbrinn has ever been a valuable depository for all articles which tend to useful purposes; that it mtly long continue to be so is the sinctre wish of Your obedient servant, INVESTIGATOR. It has long been a subject of surprise that the in- habitants of Neuciisile-Emlyn and its neighbourhood have nut tnade an effort to open a better communication than thut which they have at present with the lime and coal district. But great as that surprise has hitherto been, it will be very much encreaseri if some attempt is not socn made to produce this truly cardinal improvement, which may now be effected for half the money it would have cost four or live ycyrs ago. awl such an undertaking would be the means of ctuph'yirvg numerous people who would other- '■nsa, probably be ied.by their respective parishes. Nature has poK^buit-jtWe line; a^grartuafed ascent* of onv indi on the progressive yard, would give an excellent direction for this purpose from AbergfUfy to the summit level towards Newcastle. Immediately above the confluence of the Towy and Gwilly, there is an excellent ford, which, as" the principal carriage of lin»c and coal is in tlie summer months, would answer every purpose but it this mode ot crossing a river is not adapted to the taste of more timid projectors, a bridge mny he buiit on this spot at a trifling expense. At this point we are brought within six miles of fuel and manure, which added to 17, for I am credibly informed it would not b« mure from AbergwiHy t0 Newcastle, gives an aggregate of 'J3, being less by four miles than the present mad (through Curm irthen) to the pits and kilns in Llau- gctidcirne. Thus eight miles would be saved in the journey but, beneficial as the alteration would be in this respect, it is the least part of the im provement-for the difference in distance is only 12* percent, whilst that of draft would he ;)0, as any given quantity of weight which would, in this case, be drawn by two horses, now requires four, in consequence of the gross ignorance which marks the design of the present road between Carmarthen and Newcastle, which has been conducted, if I may so express myself, across the grain of the country, and, in consequence of this egregious blunder, the summit of every lull between those towosmusL be traversed at the double expense of additional animal power and increased distance-lit a wa->te, iu siiort, of timo and labour. Weekly state of the Swansea Infirmary, from the 2d to the 8th of September, 1817. IN-DOOK PATIENTS. Remained last Return g AdtuitteddnrmgtheWeek. q Remaining 2 OTTT-DOOFT PATIENTS. Remained by last Return. 14t Admitted during the Week 32 Total 173 Discharged Cured 41 1 Ditto Relieved 1 > 44 D; tto Incurable 2 j I Remaining 129

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