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Thurnday, JVlay 13,

Family Notices

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The Ellesmere and Chester Canal Bill has passed the House of Commons. On Thursday, was executed at Dolgeliey, pursuant to his sentence, for passing forged Bank of England notes, John Ramshottom, alias John Greenwood, aHas Jack Mallas this unhappy man met his fate with decent re- signation, and behaved in a very coutrite mariner. It appears, that during the last twenty years, the real vallie of the corn, grain, meal", and flour, which Great Britain has been oblig- ed to import has been fifty-seven millions and a half 111 1801, ;t was ahove ten llIilliuns- and 111 1810, above seven millions! The price of corn, of all descriptions, we are happy to state, is considerably on the de- cline; and while the crops continue to wear their present healthy appearance, and ilicsiil)- plies from the Continent pour into this conn try so abundantly, there must be a senrible reduction in the markets almost weekly. It is officially stated, that the Volunteers just disbanded are not exempt from the bal- lots for the Regular or Local Militia, where they have not taken place previously to the dismissal of the corps. A melancholy accident happened at Bala, on Saturday. The widow of H. Jones, of Ysgubor Issa, on returning home from mar- ket, was in the act of getting into a cart, which overset and fell upon her head •* she ex pired immediately. Her husband died about a month ago. At Brecon fair on Tuesday, the sales of all kinds of live slock were considerable, and at good prices but little business was done in the hop trade, last years growth selling from 20d. to 2s. per pound, and inferior sorts from lod.to 15d The quantity of leather was not equal to the demand, and the prices were as follow, viz. Crop Hides. 2'Jd. to 2s.; Bllf faloes. 17d Backs, 2s. to 2s. 2d. Bends, 22d. to 2s. Tuesday a caravan, with about 23 convicts, from London, on their way to Gospoit, stop ped a few minutes at Ihe Red Lion iun, in Farnham. The waiter, when in the act of serving them With some gin, for which they had called, was robbed of a gold chain and seals, value 61. They were immediately charg I ed with the theft, but they handed it to each other with such dexterity, that they absolute- ly succeeded in secreting and carrying off Llic- property. A short time ago, at a country fair, a boy was sent to sell a cow. winch lie did, for more money than the master ordered the hoy going into a public-house to refresh himself, and bragging to a neighbour what a fair he had made; a highwayman being in the house 11 0 overheard him, followed him put of town, and gave him a lift on horseback; but soon after told him he must have the monev he sold the cow for on this the bov slipt off the horse, and the highway man dismounting, ran after him; and on overtaking him, the boy pulled the money out of his pocket, and strew- ed tl. about; and while the highwayman was puking the money, the boy seized the horse, and rode home. Upon searching the saddle hags, there were found 121. in cash, and two pistols loaded, aud Ihe horse worth about 301 Loss of the French and their Allies in the late in- vasion of Russia copied from tile official state- ment of the Government., and communicated by a Gentleman (Mr. Cramp) of Bath, now at Peters burgh. Killed.-24 Generals, 2000 Staff and other Officers; 204,400 rank and file. Prisoners.— 43 Generals; 8441 Sfaff and other Officers; 233,222 rank and file.-951 pieces of cannon; 63 pair of colours and standards; ) Marshal's staff; about 100,000 muskets; and about 27,000 ammunition waggons. j I Mr. Richards is appointed Chief Justice of Chester. Potatoes, we are credibly informed, now sell at Whitchurch, and other market towns in Shropshire, so low as Is. 6d. the bushel, weighing 90lbs. aud the stock on hand is large. His Serene Highness the Prince If Orange visited her Majesty and the Princesses, by ap- pointment, at the Queen's Palace. He was dressed in the Austrian Field Marshal's uiu form. The interview was very interesting, it hein ahout eight years since the Royal relatives met; it continued about half an hour. Christiana Jeusdalter, of Holkerup, in Zea, land, was lately convicted before the Danisl Supreme Court of Justice, of having poisoned her father. Her sentence was, that she should he conveyed from her father's residence to the place of execution, and during the procession tortured five times with red-hot pincers, then to have both her hands struck off, ,itid after- wards to be beheaded. Eilert Hansoll, COII- victed of being accessary to the attrocious deed, was, at the same time, sentenced to lose his head. Chatterton, the Poet, had written apoli- tical Essay for "The North Briton," which opened with the preluding flourish of A spi- rited people freeing themselves from insup- portable slavery it was however, though accepted, not printed, on account of the Lord Mayor's death. The Patriot thus calculated I he death of his great Patron I £ s. d. Lost by his death in this Essay 1 11 6 Gained in Elegies £ .2 2 in Essays 3 3 5 5 0 Ain glad he is dead by £ -3 13 6 A circumstance of somewhat extraordinary j nature occurred in Nottingham, on Monday I week. A Bookseller and Stationer had em- j ployed Mr. Gaskili, to sell for him several j hundred reams of post and pot paper; a'so I a considerable quantity of ledgers and day I hooks, together wiih several hundred vols. j of printed books, &c. On Monday, while the g-oods wcre exhiblled for inspection, and just before the made a seizure of an the paper. The reason given for this was, that the post paper(whtch had been cut up into quarto) had not the ori- ginal wrappers, bearing tile stamp and signa- ture of the excise upon i!. The owner, we are informed, produced an invoice of the paper, shewing it to have been bought of a respectable house in Loudon. This, however, availed nothing. The arm of power was in- exorable, and the whole, amounting to several hundred reams, was seized. it appears, every stationer is liable to have his premises ransacked, and a seizure made for, ihere is not a bookseller, but who keeps his paper in the same tate, ano sometimes thc quadlily is I I very considerable. It is right to say, that a supervisor in lhat place, has given it as his opinion,that it U an unwarrantable seizure. Lady Doit.,mlas.-Iler Ladyship'sgrandfalhcr was an attorney of the city of Gloucester, named Charles Barrow, who was created a Baronet in consequence (if Ills connection Nvlili the Corporation of that place; and what is not a little remarkable, the notoriety of his character induced Colonel Savage, who was' his heir at law, to decline the title as dis. graceful in consequence the honour devolv- ed upon a Mr. Crawley, of Flaxley Abbey, who was the next in succession. Sir Charles Barrow acquired a large fortune, but. was never married; but he left several natural children, one ot whom, the mothet of Lady Douglas, married a private soldier called He phinson, who Was soon made Serjeant, and af- terwards, by the interest of Sir. Charles Bar- row, he obtained t he sit II at", on oi a) niy agent; lie is now a colonel, possessed of considerable wealth, and has a fine estate near Gloucester. Mr. Douglas, llu-n a lieutenant of marines whilst on the recruiting service at became acquainted with, and married Miss Hephiiison. He had the good fortune lo suc- ceed in his profession, heing raised to Ihe rank of colonel, and, in consequence of his service* at the memorable siege of Acre, he was creat- ed a baronet. The acquaintance of Lady Douglas wiih her Royal Highness Ihe Princess of Wales, and ds consequences, are sufficiently known they will g-ive her ladyship's name a place in The history of her country. Several anecdotes of her iife are sufficiently known in secure then) from oblivion, when the proper time arrives for their being communicated lo the public. — IF est Briton-

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