Switzerland. March 3.—The Duke of Cavelio has sent proposals, dated from Berne, Feb. 20, addressed immediately to the Governors of the Cantons, for the raising of Swiss Slegiments for the service Z, of the kingdom of Naples. The pay offered in this plan is even better than that paid by the Netherlands, add after 20 year's service every one will receive the half of his pay after 25 years, two- tliirds and after 30 years, the whole as pension for life. The subalterns and privates receive a sabre and uniform, and those who obtain leave of absence or re- tire with their pension, are to he con- veyed by sea, free of expense, to Genoa. In case of being dismissed before the ex- piration of the 10 years, for which the convention is proposed, it is provided that officers and soldiers, besides a pay- ment in money, snail have half-pay for life Each regiment to consist of two battalions, and I 1 17 men. Other advan- tages are added, but great as they are ac- knowledged to be, the Cantons of Zurich, Argovia, St. Julien, and Vaud, have de- clared it impossible to enter into any en- gagements Bucharest, Feb. 17.—Private letters from Constantinople of the 3d, which have come with dispatches to one of the foreign Consuls, announce that the Em- peror of Persia has ratified the peace with the Porte. Great preparations were making by the Porte against the insur- gents. The i'ieis-Kffendi, though not recovered, was out of danger. The Sultan nod visited him during his illness, and presented him with a valuable snuff-box A Hatti-scheriff is sent with two Ca- pidgi-Baschis to the new Seraskier, ap- i pointed against the Greeks; it is supposed to fetch the head of the Pacha ofScutari. We understand that one of the Aus- trian Messengers, who lately reached this country, was the bearer of a circular from the Cabinet of Vienna, stating, that the Members of the Holy Alliance are pre- pared to recognize the independence of Greece, provided that its future Govern- ment shall be Monarchial. The answer of our Goverument is said to have been, that the most proper mode would he, to acknowledge the independence first, and that then it would be time enough to dis- cuss the form of Government, most cot genial to the interests and happiness of the Greeks. We trust the above report may be confirmed, and shall be glad to hail the decision of Ministers, as another concession to the spirit of the age, which does them so much credit. Paris, March 9.—The documents placed on the table of the House of Com- I mons, and which we inserted yesterday, I have not furnished any thing new to the I public. It is already two years since an I Act passed, by which England opened I her ports to all the flags of the Spanish I Colonies; and which she wished before I to treat for the independence of these I Colonies, at the Congress of Aix-la-Cha- I pelle, and renewed this proposition at the I Congress of Vienna. I Mr. Canning, at the commencement of I the present Session of Parliament, an- I nounced formally, that England was dis- I posed to acknowledge the Independence I of Spanish America, if the information I which he expected from the English I Agents should appear to him to leave no I further doubt with regard to the Mother' I Country. But it now appeals, that the I question was judged, before the publica- I tion of these documents. H We observe, with pleasure, that the H French diplomatic documents arc ex- H pressed with a great deal of dignity, pru- H dence, aud reserve; they leave to France H the facility and the right of acting con- H formably to good faith—!o the politics H of .Europe-to the rights of Spain—and to the interests of France herself. Above H all, these notes are of a tone the most pa- cific and amicable, and exhibit but one desire for the receprocal continuation of a general peace, Letters received from Malta state, that Admiral Neale, commanding the British squadron in that port, lias received orders from his Government to go and sever; y chastise the Regency of Algiers, on a count or several acts of the Dcy, comrni ted contrary to the Treaty of Peace Hl 1816.
CAUNAIIVOSSIIIIIE AND ANGLESEY DISPENSARY. WANTED, AN APPRENTICE at the above Institu- tion.——Application to be made to Mr. FUGUE, Apothecary. March Sth, 1S2K Notice is hereby Given, THAT all Persons having1 any claims or de- mands on the Estate and Effects of JOHN ROBERTS, late of this City, Esq. deceased, or upon the late Firm of Messrs. ROBERTS and HUGHES, Solicitors, Bangor, are requested to ,send the particulars of such their demands, to Mr. JOHN HUGHES, Deputy Registrar, Bangor, for the purpose of examination, previous to their being discharged. And all persons standing indebted to the said John Roberts individually, or to the said Finn, at the time of the death of the said John Roberts, are requested immediately to pay the amount of such debts to the said John Hughes, who is au- Z, thorized to receive the same. Bangor, 2£1 March, 1821. EVER anxious to prevent Imposition, DAY and MARTIN respectfully inform the Pub- lic they have, after much labour and at very con- siderable expence, brought to perfection a Label of such singular construction and extreme diffi- culty of execution, that they trust will effectually prevent the many frauds that are daily practised on the Public. An attention to the following description of the Label will ensure the genuine Blacking prepared by them. A pattern like lace of a pink colour covers the principal part, the names of Day and Martin are printed in white letters, edged with pink and black, and placed on a white ground, the address, 97, High Holborn, is also white letters edged with pink and black' but placed on the lace pattern, the signature and price at foot are black on a white ground, the description of its virtues and directions for use -are printed as before, black letters on white ground.—97, Iligh Holborn, Dec. 1223. Liquid, in Halites at 6d, Is. &; Is (id.each. Paste, in Pots, at 6d. & 1 s. each. T. RATHBONE, AGENT, BANGOR. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, EY the Lords Commissioners ofHis Majesty's Treasury, that all Persons desirous of sig- nifying their Assent to receive X3 10s. per Cen- turn Annuities, ill lieu of .1;4 per Centum Annuities, directed to be paid of, in pursuance of a Reso- lution of the House of Commons, of the 24th February, 1824, in the manner therein specified must signi fy such Assent on or before the 5th April, 18e4., to the Governor and Company of the Banks of England, or of Ireland, according as the Di- vidends may be payable. Forms for expressing such Assent have been sent to the several country Bankers in Great Bri- tain and Irelaud, and may also be had of the Post- masters of every Market Town in Great Britain and Ireland, as well as at the Banks of England and Ireland respectively. t:> N. B. The Assents addressed to the Banks of England and Ireland respectively, will be deli- vered free of Postage; but care must be taken that they are put into the Post-Office in sufficient time to be delivered in London or in Dublin, as the case may be, on or before the 6th April, 1S24. ~~ANGLESEY. To be Let by Public Auction/ AND ENTERED UPON IMMEDIATELY, M the Butt's Head Inn, in the Town of Llangefni, in the county of Anglesey, on Friday, the 26ilt day of March, 1824, between the hours of three awl five o'clock in the afternoon, subject to such conditions as shall be then produced; ALL that Capital MESSUAGE, TENE- MENT and LANDS, with the Appurte- nances, situate in the Parishes of Llangristiolus ,and Cerrig Ceinwen, in the said county of An- glesey, called CEFNT Y OWMMWD, jjate in the occupation of Mr. William Griffith iVilliams, containing by admeasurement 50 acres t,hereal)otlt" And all MESSUAGE, TENEMENT, and LANDS with the Appurtenances, situate in the said parish ot Llangristiolus, called Tai-vn- y-coed, containing by admeasurement 45 acres or thereabouts. For further particulars, apply to Mr. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, Solicitor, Green Gate-street, Car- narvon. OAKTIMJBEH. -4«— To be Sold by Auction, 41 Maenlwrog Inn, in the county of Merioneth, on Wednesday, the 24th day of March instant, at four o'clock in the afternoon, subject to condi- tions to be then produced, and in thefollollyiitg, ,or smelt other Lots as may be agreed upon at the time of salt. LOT I. 8!XTY-SI\ OAK TREES, No. from 1 to 6(>, inclusive, and 10 CYPHERS, standing -oil the side of the Dingle on Park Farm, III he parish of Llanfrothen, in the holding of Mr. Ed- muRd Jones. lot "• l 172 OAK TREES, No. from 67 to S3S, and 21 CYPHERS, in the said Dingle, next Goedu Farm, in the holding of John David. LOT III. 23i OAK TREES. No. fiom 239 to 472, and 29 CYPHERS, in ditto ditto. LOT IV. 9!2 OAK TREES, No. from 473 to 714, and CYPHERS, siaudittg on Pea Gocdu, also in the holding of John D-,t The above Timber is lull grown, though not •oflarge dimensions, yet the attention of the Trade, paf'cntei'ly lor mining purposes, and a hot; I: two miles Jlom the Shipping-place, near 'fiend oe. Mr. Edmund Joaas, of Park. wm shew the 'T'liibtT, an I'm-! her particular# may be had from ?:'čl; :H'l'i, I" i iaiieuek, L Porthdinllaen Turnpike Road. NOTIGE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT the TOLLS arising at the Set, §! Toll Gates, upon the First District (it tlie7 Porthdinllaen Turnpike Road, called or known by the names, of Llidiart y■ Yspytty,- Criccjgtb, Pony Groes, Pwllheli, Efail newydd, and TaV: y Graig Gates, situate in the several parishes of Ynyscynhaiarn, Criccieth, Llanystyndwy, Denio, Llannor, and Bodvean, in the county of Carnar- von, WILL BE LET BY AUCTION, to the best bidder, at the Town Hall, in the Town of Pwllheli, in the said county of Carnarvon, on Wednesday, the 24th day of March next, between the hours of twelve and two in the afternoon of of the same day, in the manner directed by tlit,, Acts, passed in the 3d and 4th years of the of his Majesty King George the Fourth, for re- gulating Turnpike Roads, which several Tolls produced the last year, viz. Llidiartyspytty and Criccieth Gates. £ 06 Pen y Groes 70 Pwllheli, Efailnewydd side Gate,and ) Tan y graig ) above the expences of collecting them, and will be put up -at those sums. Whoever happens to be the best bidder, must at the same time give security, with sufficient sureties, to the satisfaction of the Trustees of the said Turnpike Road, for payment of the Rent, in such proportions, and at such times as the said Trustees shall direct. JOHN ELLIS, Clerk to the Trustees of the said Road. Pwllheli, 23d Fib. 1S24. 11ii A NEW SHAVES; OR, SECOND EXPERIMENT. A Monkey—who shaving first tried on himself, And cutting his, jowl-the mischievous elf Remit'd to embrace opportunity pat, And operate next on the beard of the Cat! The place of a mirror adapted to suit, There stood in the room then a high-polisyed Boot, In which Warren's Jet, of pre-eminent hue, Display'd the fine forms of reflection to view. Now seizing poor Puss, to the bright Boot he bore her,, The Monkey, her shadow then gleaming before her- And answered her struggles with chatter and blows, Her phiz while he soap'd, from her ears to her nose! The Cat, thus essaying in vain at resistance, And mewing, in pitijitt plaint, Jbr assistance, With wonder the same operation now saw Perform'd in, or shewn by the Jet of eclat! Infi-oitt of the Boot then, as if to explain it The tuet/wd of shaving, how best to attain it, The act interspersing with grim and grimace, The Ape clem" II the Cat of each hair on her face! And strange though it seems, yet the frolicsome elf Was much more successful with Puss than him- self, The Shaver adroitly concluding his scraping, The Shav'd with the loss of her whiskers escaping! The Monkey, in triumph, the Parlour now sought, And Cat and bright Boot to a company brought, Who eaw what this barber had then been about, And hail'd his essay with a rapturous shout of jrii-tiqitl surprise- the i?tci(tent backing, The merits of Warren's unparallel'd Blacking. This Easy Shilling and Brilliant Blacking, Z31 PREPARED BY Robert Warren 30, STRAND, LONDON: AND SOLD BY Bangor.GRIFFITHS ?vllheli. W ILLIA)IS HUGHES Denbigh .EDWARDS Beaumaris, BUOADHEAD Llanerchy- } ROBERTS medd. ) FORSYTH PARRY Llanrwst .THOMAS JONES EDWARDS GRIFFITH Conway GARNER Boclederit.. ROBERTS ROBERTS farnarvon.. OWEN JONES JONES Abergele ROBERTS ROBERTS HUGHES LLOYD DAvi Es PARRY St. Asaph. DAVIES Turrs OWEN ROBRRTS HUGHES ROYSTON ROBERTS Holyhead. J ONES Holywell MORRIS OWEN Llansaintfd. WILLIAMS IIUGIIES Bala-. -DAviEs RICHARDS Citestei- POOLE And Sold in every Town in the Kingdom. LIQUID, in Bodies, 6d. lOd. 12d. and ISd. each. Also PASTE BLACKING, in Pots, 6d. 9. 12d. and lSd. each. Shilling Pot of Paste is equal to Four Shilling bottles of Liquid. CcSJ ASK FOR WARREN'S BLACKING. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT a General Committee Meeting of Anglesey Auxiliary Bible Society, will be held at the Bull Inn, at Llanerchymedd, onTues- ley, the 23J day of March, 1824, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, for the different Branch Societies to pay the Treasurer the several do- nations subscriptions received by them for the ii the 17th day of February, 1S24, lor other purposes. ROBERT PRIC1IARD,) SECRETARIES HUGH EVANS. £ SECRETARIES. A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE. TO BE LET, And may be entered upon immediately, or on the 12tk day of May next, ALL THAT MANSION-HOUSE AND OUT- BUILDINGS, CALLED Bill OLA, In the County of Anglesey, With two Gardens, well stocked with Frill t-trees, and from 10 to 30 Acres of most excellent LAND. THE House and Outbuildings are extensive, in good repair, and lit for the reception of a genteel Family, and situate within about two miles of the Town of Llangefni, and will be Let for a Term of Years if desired. For further particulars, apply to Mr. JOHN OWEN, Feram, Llangwyian, or at the Office of Mr. G. B. ROOSE, Solicitor, Amlwch. (tih March, 1824.
BOW-STREET. A LATE CHARACTER.—Among the mass of dis- orderlies brought before Sir R. Birnie, Monday morning, was a law-writer, from the neighbour- hood of St. Clement's-ian-an elderly well-clad man, of a .dignified carriage, and somewhat dic- tatorial delivery. He was charged by lzzeJ Fare, a very ancient and quiet watchman of St. Clement's parish, with having been extremely disorderly at half-past three o'clock in the morn- ing. There were three or four of em, your Worship," said Mr. Izzed Fare, all jawing and contending together desperately, and by that means making noise enough to wake a whole parish of people let them be ever so fast asleep which I told them to be quiet and get along home and they did go off, decent enough, all but this ere Mr. Law-writer; for, instead of his minding _1. -r L _ll_1 .f<L.. _.l..L,l-n. <? wmu J saia, lie caiieu LU tue ututsra io uuuw, oacs again.—' Here come back,' says he, come back, and I'D garhanty you against the old rascal!' and accordingly I thought it my duty to take him to the watchhouse for it." For it I-for what?" asked his Worship— what do you call 'it? I have not heard, yet, that he did any thing' worthy of imprisonment." t. Why, for jawing, and contending, and making a noise and burner in the streets at after three o'clock in the morning, your Worship," re- plied the guardian of the night. Your Worship," said the Law-writer, this is another instance of the overweening propensity in these fellows to exercise a rigour beyond the law. I was within two doors of my own house, where I haved lived in repute and respectability these twenty years, and yet he would not permit me to proceed thither." "Half-past three o'clock in the morning is a rather unseasonable hour for a respectable man to be disputing in the streets" observed Sir Ri- chard, interrupting him. True it is, your Worship," said the writer of the law "but I had been in the City, with some friends, and I could easily account for my time. But the fact is, these fellows have a dis- like to me because I have'often interfered to pre- vent their iniquitous overstraining of their au- thority; and, as I mean to meet this matter at the Sessions, I shall forbear to trouble your Worship with any further remark—I shall carry my character to the Sessions, and see if this man will dare to meet me there." Dare!" responded Mr. Izzed Fare," "I dare meet you any where Mr. ■; for you are one of the most troublesomest persons going, and well known to all the parish as a late cha- meter. The law-writer upon hearing this, became ex- ceeding wrath-for indeed his face did bear cer- tain Bardolphian tokens of late hours, and healths five fathoms deep and to have the cause of such a countenance publicly alluded to in this manner was enough to anger the most so- ber ri-o(r-bibber that ever tossed tumbler over lip. He therefore, told the audacious Mr. Izzed Fare that he should make it his business to sift his character to the bottom, and lay the result be- fore the parish board forthwith. But the sturdy Izzed nothing daunted by this threat, replied— My' character will bear sifting a good deal better than some folks's-I can have a good character from Sir Francis Ommaney, and many of the first gentlemen in the parish, Mr. -——— and I do'nt vally your threat—no, not that!" snapping his stout old horny thumb and finger in z!1 token of defiance. The glowing writer of the law was about to put in a rejoinder, but the Magistrates put an end to the matter altogether, by saying-" The watchman bears an excellent character with the parish officers, and the late hour at which you and your friends were up, in some measure cor- roborates his statement; but, as there does not seem to have been any great disorder committed, z, you are discharged. And let me advise you to leave the inspecting of the watch, in future, to those persons who are properly authorised so to do." AN IRISH TAILOR.—Edward Leonard was charged with haviag assaulted Mary, the wife of Thomas Reid. This was also a watchhouse charge, and ap- peared to have originated thus:— °, Mr. Leonard lodges in the house of Mr. Reid, and, like most of his countrymen of the same class, he is given to imbibing more beer than his brains will bear. This seems to have been the case with him on Saturday night, for he came home at a most unseasonable hour, and because Mr. Reid would not get up to light a candle for him, he most unconscionably threatened to frac- ture his skull, break his back, and put his nose out of joint. Now Mr. Reid is a quiet, harmless, little man, and, being at that time warm and com- fortable in his bed, he thought it best to lie still and take no notice. But Mrs. Reid—knowing Ted Leonard's furious propensities, and fearing he would really attempt to do some one or other of those things he had mentioned—got up to re- monstrate with him and in so doing she was rudely pushed about by Ted Leonard, who talked of the liberties he ought to be allowed as a lodger. The d-l a bit he cared for the whole C 1 put together, he said; and if it was not f<>„- \o trouble of it, he would make every man and woman in the house fly out at the top of the chimney! And still he kept calling upon poor Mr. Reid to get up and have his nose put out of joint; and he made such a tremendous hubbub not only in the house, but in the whole neigh- bourhood, that at last, by common consent, he was sent off to the watchhouse. The poor woman was either so unwell, or so much agitated, whilst she was telling this story, that the Magistrate ordered her a chair, and Mr. Reid himself was as pale as death with fear; but nevertheless they both said they had no wish to proceed in the business-all they wanted was to be allowed to sleep more quietly in future. As for Teddy Leonard himself, he seemed perfectly at ease, though he was in wretched case for so high spirited a person his principal garment had doubtless done good service to at least a dozen proprietors in succession; his in- expressibles (drab slacks) were napless, grease- spotted, and ventilated at the knees and he had only one shoe—but then he had planty of black eyes, and his large small-pox indented cheeks were very handsomely overlaid with a fret-work of scratches. When Mr. and Mrs. Reid had said all that they had to say, lie never attempted to reply, but stood lounging against the bar, and suckipg his teeth and twirling his hat, until the Magis- trate called upon him for his defence, and there- upon ensued the following colloquy — What have you to say to all this I-Ir. Lcoiiard ? Humph, I don't know they've served me pretty tidy going along, I think, punching at me with their shilalehs as they would at a woolsack. Perhaps you did not go along quietly ? No 'faith, 1 wasn't likely, for I was thinking of going to bed at that time and there's no fun in being pulled away to a watch-house when a man's thinking of going to bed. What are you? what is your trade ? My trade !-why, I'm a tailor—the more's my luck. Please your Worship, said one of the watch- men—seemingly quite surprised at finding he had so much trouble with a tailor- Please your Worship, as we were taking hiin to the watch- house, he took up his fist and knocked me down like a bullock Are you the man that poked your stick in my eye ? said Teddy Leonard—turning very leisurely to the speaker—when a watchman had hold of the two sides of me, each of 'em fast and sure, there was he jumping before me, and poking his stick at me like a cock-sparrow—Och but I wished I know'à you when I see'd you this morning i ^ell, you know him now, said the Magistrate. ivno w him! replied Teddy Leonard—not I aith, for its a disgrace tp be after knowing such a concarn; and by the same token, your Wor- sMP, he. or some of the rest of 'em, pocketed my shoe that night—and I havn't got it since, nor another. But how came you to alarm these honest peo- ple 111 the way you have done ? said the Magis- trate- have you a wife of) our own ? ;:) No, indeed-nor like to have for I am quite alone and comfortable. Well, then, said his Worship, we must endea- ^?,ur to make you let other folks be as comfort- akle as yourself, by calling upon you to find se- curities for your keeping the peace in future. Very good, your Worship-that's all very .,Il right—and I dare say I'll keep the peace longer the peace keeps me, replied comfortable 1 eddy; and so saying he followed the gaoler to Ins uncomfortable apartments. ——
COAST BONDs.-It will be satisfactory to all in- terested to learn, from the following letter, that the cancelling of coast bonds, hitherto attended with great expense and trouble to those engaged in the coasting trade, particularly at the outports, in employing London agents, paying heavy Ex- chequer fees, and being often visited with vexa- tious Exchequer suits, on the most trifling irre- gularities occurring in the landing certificates, is now rendered easy by the mode therein pointed out :— Treasury Chambers, Feb. 28, 1821. SIR,-I-Iaviiig laid before the Lords Commis- sioners of his Majesty's Treasury your petition, complaining of the expense incurred by you in ellecting the cancelling of a coast bond in the Ex- chequer, I have it in command from their Lord- snips to acquaint you, that the Commissioners of Customs have directed their collectors and comp- trollers at the outports to receive affidavits from parties in discharge of coast bonds, and send the affidavits with the bonds, free of postage, direct- ed to the proper officer of the Court of Exche- quer.—1 am, Sir, your obedient servant, GEORGE HARRISON. To Mr. Jos. C. Nicholson, Liverpool. Sunday morning, about two o'clock, a dread- ful accident happened in a house in Type-court, Grub-street. A number of persons assembled in the first floor of the house to wake (according to the Irish custom) a deceased man named Maho- ny; and most of them were intoxicated when the floor gaveway; and the whole party tumbled through to the ground floor, which also gave way, and the poor people were precipitated into the cellar, prompt, assistance was given, and they were extricated. The corpse was among them. One child was killed, and many persons were Seriously hurt. Monday being the festival of St. David, the Society of Ancient Britons celebrated it's hun- dred and tenth anniversary at the Freemason's Hall. The Earl of Brecknock in the chair, sup- ported on his right by the Lord Mayor, and on his let!, by the Bishop of Chester. There was a numerous attendance of the friends of the Institu- tion, amongst whom were many Welsh gentlemen of consequence. Mr. D. F. Jones read the list of donations, amounting to i?l,12S, which, together with the proceeds of the Cambrian ball, .€700, after paying certain building expences, left the society a clear fund of < £ 40,000 in the 3 per Cent. Consols. At the head of the list of subscribers was his Majesty, X105 per annum. The gallery was thronged with ladies.
HonDon, SA TURDA Y, MARCH 13. -<>- THERE was an immense deal of busi- ness done in the Money Market Wednes- day, the advices from Paris bringing the Rentes at par, having caused a sensation the market has not experienced for some dme, and Consols for Account were at one time done as low as S24 but there 2 has since beeu some re-action, and they are now quoted at 83t. The cause of the depression at Paris is the report ge- nerally believed there, that a Congress will be assembled to discuss the affairs of South America. The French capital is stated to be the point fixed on for the assembling of the Congress. I The panic so visible in the Money Market, in the British securities, spread itself to the Foreign, and every species of security has felt its influence.—Aus- trian Scrip opened at 11, and tell to Qi- Freuch opened at 12f,and declined to 11. 2 The former is now lOi; and the latter i$ 32; Mexican has been as low as 6;f, and now is 6f, and Chili Bonds, which open- ed at 81, are 82. Colombian have been at 67, and are now at the same. The Northern Securities likewise fell consi- derably, Russian are quoted at 93i, and Prussian at 97!. Spanish are now 20f Portuguese Scrip is down to 3h and in 4 fact every security is lower considerably than j uesday, and very heavy. A Mail has arrived from Holland, with papers to the 7th inst. An article from Stockholm states, that, on the 18th ult. Sir B. Bloomfield made a notification to the Foreign Ministers there to the fol. lowing effect:—" In case Spain, confining itself to in own means and resources, shall make an attempt to recover its lost possessions in America, Great Britain will remain a tranquil spectator. On the other hand, should any power join with Spain for that purpose, and afford it as- 1- 1- 1 sistance in it, euner uy actual armaments or by subsidies, or pecuniary aid, Great Britain will depart from the passive sys- tem it has hitherto followed, and will hasten to recognise the new Governments which have established themselves in the other hemisphere, in the place of the Spanish Government." In the debate Friday night on the Sup- plies, Col. Davies made a short speech on the propriety of reducing the present enor- mous tax on French Brandies. It always gives us much pleasure, when Military Gentlemen pay attention to subjects of a commercial nature, more especially when they talk reasonably on those subjects.- We quite agree with that Gentleman, that the present enormous tax on braudy is the chief inducement for people to become snugglers. It will give us much plea- sure, when the time arrives, to see all foreign goods imported at reasonable duties; for then the consumption of all foreign articles increase; the people ge- n nerally would be better satisfied with the Government; smuggling comparatively would cease; we should have fewer pri- soris less expense of coast blockade; and as we must pay for an increased im- portation of foreign commodities, we should, as a matter of course, export an increased quantity of British produc- tions. His Majesty's present Ministers are proceeding on truly enlightened prin- ciples, and we heartily wish them suc- cess. Were it not for the debt, their march would be much more rapid than it is in the reduction of taxation. But the debt they cannot help, and therefore their progress must be slow, in comparison to what it would be, were there no debt.- We are sorry that a clamour is attempted to be raised in various parts of the coun- try against some of the present measures of the Ministers. It emanates from the Civic Body. There are certain men in that body who are sighing night and day, to become Members of Parliament in or- der tn qualify themselves to be Legisla- tors and as they have tasted of the flat- tering unction attendant oil higrl Civic ho- nours, they wish to participate in the de- lights appertaining to the Ministryship indeed, they would have no objection to be either the First Lord of the Treasury, or Chancellor of the Exchequer. It would be, however, only their country's good, that they would profess to have a regard for, after they might become the King's advisers So this Civic Body are railing against the present reductions pro- posed by the Chancellor, and vocilerate in the Common Hall that the reductions should be off windows, hou-'es, and so on. The speeches and petitions are sent ready printed to the London Radical Newspapers; and are of course copied into all the Evening and Country Paper. and thus tbe people living out of great city are deceived and we daresay often wonder why there should be ad this racket and disturbance. Our motto is, take that which is offered, and return thanks for it; ior, by refusing the one and proposing the other, persons run the risk of losing both.