Extract of a letter from Messina, dated 18til Feb. :—" The Picton, from Malta, in twenty-four hours, nrrived here on the morning of the 15th, reports that the Al- gerines had taken about twenty sail of vessels off and about Sardinia. Orders had been issued by the Admiral of Malta, Sir H. B. Neale, that no British vessel should quit that port without convoy.— He had fixed the first convoy for the Eastward on the 15th instant, and for the "Westward on the 20ih. It is said that a strong Algerine squadron is in the Archi. pelago, somewhere about Candy." Corfu, Feb. 11.—Since the 20th of January three ships have arrived from England at Missolonghi, with arms and ammunition for the Greeks. One of the last numbers of the Hellenic Chronicle. published at Missolonghi, the subscrip- tion to which is six dollars, contains a justification of Prince Maurocordato re* speciing the affair in Ithaca, which may be recommended to all the friends of the Greek cause. Lord Byron has written to Colocotroni, and received from him a very flattering answer, which leaves but little doubt of the approaching t';ill d Palrfls. Colocotroni calls himself in thi-> letter a true son of Greece. The Greek Senate has resided for these three weeks at Tripolizza. In the annual government contracts for hemp, the navy board has advertised for tenders of 2000 tons of St. Petersburgh, 1500 tons of Riga, and 1000 tons of Chi- lian, or of Italian hemp. This is the first time that the trnders of Chili have had an opportunity offered to them, to supply a I. part of the consumption ot hemp by the 1 British navy.
BUSINESS OF PARLIAMENT. THE lobby of the House of Commons, the gal- lery, all the adjacent, passages, and even the neighbouring streets, were crowded at an early hour in the afternoon of Monday, by persons in- terested in the Sugar and Silk Trades. Dming the earlier part of the evening a great number of Petitions, upon various subjects, were presented but those relating to the Silk Trade constituted the majority. One from the working' silk weavers,bearing twenty three thousand signa- tures, was presented by Mr. Buxton. hi consequence of the absence of the Chancel- lor of the Exchequer, through indisposition, JIuskisson undertook to move theresollltions in the Committee of Ways and Means. The Right lIon. Gentleman confined himself in the place, to sim- ply moving for the Committee when Mr. Hume rose to move, as an amendment, that the duties on sugar should be reduced to twenty shilling per hundred weight, which he afterwards with- drew. Mr. Huskisson then proceeded to move the re- solutions relative to the Silk Trade, which he introduced by an able and highly elaborate speech. He commenced with a repetition of all the usual arguments in favour of the utmost freedom of commerce, and then proceeded to draw an analogy as to what the British Siik Trade might be, from what the British Cotton Tiade hadbecome. The exports of manufactured cotton had, he said, mul- tiplied since 1780 in the prodigious ratio of forty to one, though this might be called in exotic iiia- nufacture, while the export of Woollen—our na- tive manufacture, had in the same period, en- creased only one third. He disclaimed any impa- tience to put in practice the doctrines of political economy which he entertained but he explained that the present condition of the world offered opportunities to secure the Silk Trade which might never return. The question of time, he said, had given him much un easiness, as every period upon which he could fix must affect in- juriously, one interest or another; he had how- ever, finally come to the determination, that as respected the reduction of the import duties on raw silk the earliest period would be the best, and he should therefore propose, that that measure should come into operation upon the 25th inst. instead of the 5th of July, as at first intended by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The removal of the prohibitory duties upon foreign manufactur- ed silks might, he thought, be advantageously postponed and he should therefore fix for the re- moval of those duties, the 5th of July, 1826. The resolution was agreed to without a division.
r v' THE Paris papers of Thursday and Fri- jfay are quite barren of political new-.— They announce the death of the Princes* of Conde, the hist branch, with the excep- lio" of lier brother, tbe Duke of Hourho. of that illustrious family. Although there is no intelligence from Spain in these na- n pers, the private accounts describe frl country as in a wretched state, instead of 3iv amnesty being granted, we Afresis and persecutions g0! on witbercat i, 'activity, ? V; Mr. Secretary Canning wjfi on Tues- day be in his place in the House of Com- mons. On that evening he will first pre- seat at the bar Papers, by command ol his Majesty, respecting the condition of oar West India Islands, the proceedings- of various Assemblies there, the several Acts passed by them which in any way touch on thegeneral and public question and the ineasures adopted by our Minis- ters pursuant to former Resolutions of the House of Commons, aud in conse- quence of the necessity of the ases- Mr. Canning, in afterwards mowing pro forma that such papers be printed, will take a review of the general question of the West Indies; and he will likewise state the views of his Majesty'* Ministers on this important subject. The Papers- to be presented are extremely vol»mi»oo«- Mr. Canning will then call the of the House to the statb of the Slave. | Trade, the extent to which it is still Ga*_ ried on, and the result of wilk Foreign Powers to co-operate in extin- guishing that trade and he will conclude with moving for leave to bring ilt a Bm to declare slave trading to be piracy." The proceedings of the evening will ue important as well as interesting. >
p U. IN a letter received here date(li Oct. 15, we are informed, by the Mariner s arrival at Callno from A rica, udvices had been received flint the division of Peruvian forces under the ro'inmind of Oct*. Santa Cruz had been dispersed by Gfii. Vnldez without a slid ;m<i by subsequent advices received1 from the 16th Oct. to the 2d. Nov. we have that shameful tran- saction confirmed, in>d i lie following par- ticulars resulting from it :-It -,ii)pears that Gen. Santa Cruz was advancing upon Oruro, to prevent a junction .between Valdez and Olem te, but the former being .1 too quick in his movements for him, he attempted to retreat, with a view to unite with Gen. Sucre, and in the retreat his division literally disappeared, and he ar- rived at Mogneqoa with about 700 men out of 5500, which he had under his com- mand those 700 men have since arrived at Callao, and it is expected that 1500 more will be saved of that division Upon the particulars of this, niisfortutif- Teaching Gen Sucre, lie immediately and wisely determined to abandon Arequipa, and to re-embark his division, which he effected at Quilca with very trilling loss, —and proceeding in the transports to Pisco, there landed his troons, amounting to 3500 men, and proceeded himself to Lima by land, to have a meeting with Gen. Bolivar. He had an interview with that great patriot, and left Lima on the the 26th Oct. to join hi, troops at Pisco; and we believe his orders are to march immediately upon Guamanga, to prevent Lorega (who was at the time in Juaja, with 1500 men) retiring upon Cusco We may therefore consider the campaign under the direction of Gen. Bolivar open- ed, and may expect from the character of the officers and soldiers now engaged in ?I it, that its termination will be prompt and favourable. Sucre's division being saved, we con- sider the defeat of Santa Cruz of little importance; indeed it may be considered a fortunate circumstance, as it completely destroys Riva Aguero's parly, (which ai. though that disaffected lelldn had given in, and was to join his forces with Boli- var's) might, under success, have involved the country in a long civil war, Santa Cruz, and many of his officers being the creatures of ttiva Aguero. Gen. Bolivar would shortly move his troops from Lima, and occupy the valley of Janja. The forces under his command are, in well tried ti-(-)oi)s- At Lima • • 5000 Riva Aguero's 3000 Sucre's Di\ ision • • .3500 The Chili expedition which left Valparai- so on 15til Oct 2506 What remains of Santa Cruz's divison, say 1500 15000 Transports had sailed from Guayaquil to Panama for 3000 Columbian veterans, who were ready to embark at an hour's notice; nnd their Commander-in-Chief had sent off orders for 3000 more to be got ready for service in l'eru. without de- lay. Gen. Miller is appointed to command the Peruvian army, and supersede Santa Cruz. He is the beAt otUcer in the coun- try, and unites the good opinion of all parties; he is both feared and respected by the enemy. To carry on the campaign another loan was required from the people and mer- chants in Lima, which was immediately raised; and as more money will be re- quired, preparations are making to meet the exigency.
In the House of Lords Tuesday night, Lord Calthorpe animadverted upon the new arrange- ment for hearing appeals, which he described as derogatory to the dignity of the House—subver- sive of the order of justice—unsatisfactory to suit- ors—and dangerous to the fundament Constitution of the Legislature. Lord Holland and the Earl of Darnley, concur- red in these opinions which were replied to by the Earl of Liverpool, who stated that the arrange- ment in question was rendered necessary by the accumulation of an arrear, which could not be otherwise reduced. He then proceeded to answer, in detail. ■AWLordCalUwrjve'sparticularobjections; and to explain that the operation of the arrange- ment complained of would be but temporary. In the House of Commons, Mr. (irattan pre- sented a petition from some of the Irish. Roman Catholic Bishops, complaining that the money bestowed by Parliament for the Education of the poor in Ireland, was confided aliftost exclusively to the management of Protestants, who were in the habit of teaching the children, comnimec. to their care, to read the Holy Scriptures, without note or comment, contrary to the practice and in- terests of the Roman Catholic cruircn. Mr. Go-alburn resisted the object of the Peti- tioners, which, he said, was nothing less than to obtain a separate fund for the exclusive education of Catholics. Sir J. Newport lamented the presentation of the Petition, which he considered likely to injure the interests of the Catholics. Mr. Dawson made some objection against the assumption of the title of Bishops by the pe- titioners, which assumption was defended by Mr. Plunkett. Mr. Abercromby avowed his approbation ofthe course which had been taken by the Kildare- street Society of Dublin; to which the Parlia- mentary Grants had been made and Mr. V. Fitzgerald stated that in only six vears the Society had multiplied the number of schools in the Counties of Cork and Limerick, from a to 108. Mr. D. Browne professed to concur in the views of the Catholic Bishops. J111". Peel said, that in educating the Irish poor, two objects ought to be kept always in view.— The first was, to unite Catholics and Protestants, as far as possible, in the eourse of education; and the second was, to studiously avoid any ap- proach to proselytism. These objects had never and the second was, to studiously avoid any ap- proach to proselytism. These objects had never he said, been lost sight of by The Kildare- street Society." In a committee of Supply, which lasted but a few minutes, Mr. Baring declared that he would offer no further opositionsto the proposed modi- fication of the Silk Duties. Jfr. Goulburn then moved for leave to Bring in a Bill to amend the Irish Tithe Act of last year. 11 e gave an explanation of his intended alterations, which relate to matters of detail, and consequently wiil not easily bear abridgment. Mr. Grattan alluded to several defects in the bill of last year, of which he had personal expe- rience. Mr Hume said that there was but one remedy, and that was to break up the Church Establish- ment in Ireland. Mr. Peel reproved the last speaker with some seventy; and, after a short conversation, leave was granted. The Ordinance estimates then came before the house, when Mr. Hob/LOuse proposed a series of resolutions condemnatory of the erection of a Barrack, at the Mews, Charing-cross. When Sir H. Hardinge said he knew nothing of any such erection, and the resolutions were negatived without a division. The Order of the house to go into a committee upon the cruelty to animal's prevention bill, was t,hen read, when jMr. Hume moved an adjournment of the subject for six months, taunting the lion, member for Galway with his vote on a former evening, in favour of military flogging, notwithstanding his tenderness to brute creatures. The Attorney- General and the Solicitor-General ridiculed the 1 measure, which, however, was supported by Messrs. iV. Smith, Buxton Dr. Lushinyton, &c. On proceeding to a division, it was discovered th •! there were not 40 members present, and the liouse was of course adjourned. In the House of Commons on Thursday night, Lord Holland moved that the Austrian Loan Bill be recommitted, with the view of altering the preamble. The ohleLold omitted to state what alterations he wished to make in the word- ing of the Bill. The Earl of Liverpool inferred from this omis- sion that the real object of the Noble Baron was to read the House a lecture on the transaction with Austria, which his Lordship said, he had done in such a manner that all that was unfavour- able to that Power was put forward, whilst eve- ry thing rebounding to its credit and honour was kept in the back ground. The Noble Earl, sup- ported by the Earl of Aberdeen, urged that those Loans had been granted to Austria for objects so purely British, that Mr. Fox had declared at the time that they ought to be given as Subsidies, not as Loans, and that so far from looking upon them as a debt to be claimed, the Administration of lSOli had paid demands made by Austria at that period, without even proposing to use the amount or part of the amount of those loans as a set off. The motion was negatived without a division, and the Bill read a third time. In the Commons, Lord Allhorpe charged the Irish Government with having thrown away an occasion when the passions of the people might have been tranquillized by a meaStire of concili- ation, in consequence of an application to the Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant, intimating that I the Ribbonmen in Dublin, Tipperary, and some other counties, were ready to give up their arms and take the oath of allegiance, if an amnesty were granted them. He wished to know why that application had been rejected, and moved for copies of all correspondence on that subject. Mr.Goulburn stated that in 1822 the Government had been able to bring to trial and to convict one of the most powerful heads of the Kibbon Society, and that applications had certainly betjn received afterwards, in which he offered, if he WAS pardoned to give up the association and to exert a power which he possessed of destroying it altogether.— which he possessed of destroying it altogether.— '1_! 0- --1 I nis statement was accompanies-ny. a declaration that there Were in the city of Dublin 13,000 men with arms, who should all hercady to give up their evil courses at his- cOlilllland. These were the terms upon which the government were called upon to capitulate. He believed tbere was no country in the world but Ireland, where such a proposition would be made to a government; and let it come from whom it would, it was the bounden duty of the government to treat, it as they had done. ATr. Abercromby supported the motion for papers though he confessed that the explanation given by Mr. Goulburn was satisfactory. ilir. Plunkett opposed the motion. Lord Althrope then readnine documents, con- finnatory of his statement, when Mr. Peel rose, and added a tenth, viz. a proposal made by a Ilr. Plunkett, a Catholic barrister (but not the Attorney-General), to liberate Hughes, the convicted Ribbon-man, in order that lie Plunkett) and Hughes might proceed to the dis- turbed districts, to declaim and tranquillise the dis- contented insurgents. Mr.Peel ridiculed the impu- dence and folly of this proposition with great feli- city ofhtimoll". 0 The motion was negatived without a division. Upon the orderot the day for reading the Game I..aws' AmendlllentBlll a second time. Sir John Shelley moved that it be read that day six months. Mr. Peel supported the Bill in a speech of some length, as dijj Mr. Bennett (Wilts) Sir M. W. Ridley and Lord Milton. On a division Sir Johit Slielley's motion was rejected by a majority of 105 to 37. The Report of the Mutiny Bill was received after a short discussion on the practice oftitilitai-v flogging, which it was announced by Colonel Dawkins was nearly discontinued in the Guards. It is said that the statute of limitations, with respect to debts under a certain amount, is to be altered from six to two years. The business in the House of Commons Fri- day night was not important. Mr. Huskisson gave notice that besides ex- pmining the nature of the policy adopted by his Majesty's Ministers towards the W«;st Inili.es to he House on Tuesday last, it was the intention of Mr. Secretary Canning to move for leave to bring in a Bill to declare the Slave Trade carried on by any of his Majesty's subjects on the High Seas, Piracy. The House then went into a Committee on the Annual Duties Bill, when Colonel Davies pro- posed that the duty on Brandy should be reduced Is. 10d. from its present amount. The Chancellor of the Exchequer admitted that the duty on Brandy was too high, but Con- tended that this was not the moment to reduce it: that could not be done without also reducing the duties on English spirits. In the discussion of this question, Mr. Hume boasted that he always consumed smuggled whis- key, and defied the Excise Officers to discover it, At the recommendation of Mr. Hume, the mo- tion of the Gallant Colonel was withdrawn. The attention of the House was afterwards called to the Civil Contingencies. Mr. Hume objected to almost every item but his most determined stand was made against the grant of i?15,532 for the dissemination of the Gospel abroad. Upon this he divided the house, but he was defeated by a majority of 98 to 19. _.w,
IGNORANCE OFTHE IRISH PEASANTRY. THREE witnesses were placed on the table in the Crown Court at Ennis, on Monday last, in order to being sworn, preparatory to being exa- mined before the Grand Jury, and when the Clerk qf the Crown had administered the usual oath, Judge Torrens perceiving that one of them, a man apparently upwards of forty years of age, had not kissed the book. His Lordship asked the witness why lie neglected doing so, and the reply was, that he did not know it was necessary, Court—Did you never take an oath before 1— Never. Never. Do you know the nature of an oath ?-No Did you never hear that any punishment await- ed a person who took a false oath ?-Never!, Did you ever hear that there was such a person as God Almighty ?—I did. Do you believe in God ?—No answer Where do you live 1—Newmarket.. Do you ever go to Mass 1—Regularly. „ Do you ever pray ?—No Did you nev-ei* hear your Parish Priest preach to his Congregation on the subject of their taking false oaths ?—Never Who is your Parish Priest ?-Doctor O'Shaugh- nessy. Court—This is really one of the most lamenta- ble cases of the ignorance of a wretched being that ever came within my knowledge, and if re- peated, would not in another country be believed —to think that a man should live to such a time of life as the witness has attained, and yet be ig- norant of the simplest rudiments of Religion, is so incredible, that if I were not presentinyself, I, too should doubt the possibility of such a cir- cumstance having taken place—Dublin Evening Mail.
THE MARKETS. From the London New Price Current ofilarell 12. SUGAR.—The demand for Muscovadas dur- ing the week has been very languid the priees are without alteration. The request for Refined for export continues confined to Lumps, particu- larly for crushing the quantity of the latter in- creases considerably, and parcels may be pur- chased on rather lower terms. In other descrip- tions of goods there is no alteration. Molasses 27s. The purchases of foreign sugar lately are quite inconsiderable, white Havannah descrip- tions are again inquired after. COFFEE—There was some inquiry for St. Domingo and Brazil Coffee by private contract this week but, at the public sale yesterday, 210 bags St. Domingo weae taken in, fair quality at (jOs. 6d; the other descriptions of CiaiNe went off heavily, and generally at prices a shade low- er, except clean Coffee, which continues in re- quest, and fully maintains the late currency.— There was a public sale advertised for this fore- noon, but it was withdrawn on account of the languid state of the trade and the depressed prices there is little doing by private contract the inquiry for fine Coffee, and for the clean de- scriptions of ordinary Jamaica, continues, and these qualities would command very high prices, if there was any offering in the market. COTTON. —We can notice no alteration in our Cotton market this week. the business done has been limited to a few country orders, with some demand for shipment about (jOO bales is the ox- tent of the sales, at steady prices. TEA. -The Tea sale 11:15 j liSt finished at the India House: the report yesterday, respecting the dispute wifh the Chinese, has created an un- common interest, particularly in Twittiitay Teas, the' stock of which in the India warehonses is extremely small, the priees are in consequences 2d. per lb. higher common Hysonsare also much in demand, the better sorts are rather lower. IN is a great demand for snip, ping descriptions the premium on the last East India Is nearly Is. Od. peril). SPICES.—There is raiher more demand for Pepper and Cinnamon the former, good heavy, ¡>¡d. a (il. By public saie this forenoon, 120 bags Pimento soU on lower terms', good quality 8^d.a 6Jd. TALLOW.—The prices of Tallow■ liave re- mained very steady till yesterday, when the holders evinced an increasing disposition to effect .sales, the quotations must, in consequence, be stated. yellow candle Tallow Sis. sellers. FRUIT.—-The demand is principally confined to Denias in baskets, but it is not so brisk this week; 40s. could be still obtained for a pareel for present delivery for the other descriptions there is a very trilling: request. RUM, BRANDY, and HOLLANDS.—The Government contract advertised (100,000 gallons) for Tuesduy next, has no effect whatever either in the prices or in the demand for Rum there is scarcely a market. We believe the business of the week is confined to one purchase of strong Jamaica Rums, 40 puncheons, at prices 2d. a 2d. per gallon below what is considered the present nominal currency; the former quotations could not however be realized; the nearest price of proof Leewarcis, we believe, is Is. i-itidy and Geneva are in the same languid and depres- sed state, the former free on board to arrive, 2s. Ild.; but in the present languid state of "trade it would be difficult to realize even this depressed quotation. Pale Geneva may be stated Is. Ud. S lLK.-The prices remain nearly nominal. WO()Il. Ivool market continues in a ve- ry unsettled state, and the few sales of Wool in bond that have been made, have been condition- al, that the buyer should receive the advantage which mav accrue from the reduction of the duty. Long Wool, since our last, has advanced Id. per lb. but the unceitainty which still exists as to the prohibition of export being removed, pre- vents itii), extensive speculation.
HOME CIRCUIT— CHELMSFOIW, -FRIDAY-. BENJAMIN- EVK was indicted for entering the wood of Mr. Tower, in the Hight time, with ia- tent, to kill game, at Southvveald. The gamekeeper having reason to think that the wood was infested with poachers,determined to catch them in the fact, and accordingly laid a snare for them. He shot a pheasant and hung it upon a tree adJolIIJng the .road where theponch [ er.s were most likely to enter. There he reinaine l j concealed with another man at a eonveuient dis- i tance, in the expectation thai the poachers would Soon arrive. About midnight they saw two men enter the close,one of whom had a gwn, and es- pying a pheasant on the tree, exult ing in his good luck, he took aim at the dead pheasant, but the gun missed fire; again and again he tried, but neither the gun nor the pheasant would go ofi" Well, said he to his companion, (1 11 it, Jack, as the pheasant has remained so long, it will re- main till we come back, and let us go get a good Hint. Off they went and sure enough they came with a good flint, took a good aim, and re- ] shot the pheasant. Down falls the pheasant, and down they pounce upon it; but to their gteat consternation, just as they were going to bag it, down pounces upon them the two men from he- hind the hedge, aud seized the prisoner. The other man made his escape. As soon as it was proved that the dead pheasant had been put on a tree near the road, Mr. Justice BEST recommended the prosecution to be withdrawn, or he should have no hesitation in dealing with it as it deserved. His Lordship observed that nothing was more likely to bring the Game Laws into discredit than such prac- tices. It was not to be permitted that snares should be laid for persons, and temptation thrown in their way. It might happen that two or three persons walking the road with a gun, would be tempted to shoot at the pheasant. His Lordship was clear that this case did not come w tliln the meaning of the new Game Act, and he hoped such practices would not be again repeated. The prosecution was withdrawn, and the prisoner I was discharged.
ALGERINE SLAVERY. I (From Salame's Narrative of the Algerine Expedition.) ON Friday, Aug. 30th, 1816, I went on shore," says Mr- Salame,to receive tfio slaves in the town. On my way I met the Consul s man, with a fetter for his Lordship, announcing that the slaves were arrived from the interior, amounting to upwards of one thousand. Orders were then given to the fleet to sent a siifficieut number of boats to bring them off: and likewise two transports wei-e ordered to go.neat to receive them. When I arrived on shore, it was the most pitiable sight, to see all these poor creatures* in what a horrible state they were but it is im- possible to describe their joy and cheerfulness. When our boats came inside of the mole, i. wished to receive the slaves from the Captain of the port, by number; but could not, because they directly began to push, and throw themselves into the boats by crowds, ten or twenty persons together, so that it was impossible to count them until we came on board the ships. It was indeed a most glorious and an ever-memorably merciful act for England, over all Europe, to see the poor slaves, when our boats were shoving off with them from the shore, all at once takeoff their hats, and exclaim in Italian, Long live, the King of England, the eternal Father, and the English Admiral who delivered us from this second hell;' and afterwards they began to prove what they had suffered, by beating their breasts, and loudly swearing at the Algerines. I spoke with some of these unfortunate people who had been for 35 years in slavery. When the Algerines, or any of the Barbary pirates take an European vessel, they seize their goods and every other thing. They do not, however, always take away the money which the' prisoners have in their pockets. These un- prisoners have in their pockets. These un- fortunate captives are then divided into three classes, and put immediately in chains. For strong and robust mtm, the weight of the chains is one hundred poupos nor elderly persons,sixty -f 1 and1 for young men or bo thIrty; T)Jcse haiils are placed round their bodies like a sash, with a long piece of chain hung on the right leg, and joined by a heavy ring, to be placed on the foot: all these chains are shut by a lock, and never can be taken off. In this condition these unfortunate beings are compelled to walk, to work, and to sleep they invariably live in chains. I have seen round their bodies and their legs very deep furrows eaten into the flesh, which becomes black and as hard as a bone; the sight of which is really a most pitiful and heart-breaking thing. After these victims of piracy are thus secured, they are compelled to the most laborious occu- pations, such as felling trees, cutting stone from the mountains, and carrying it for building mov- ing guns from place to place, and strengthening the fortifications. And as the Algerines have no machinery, their most difficult work must be ac- complished by the united energies of these un- happy wretches. Every ten slaves are bound together, and directed by'a guard, who stands with a whip in his hand to direct their move- ments. They sleep together in a large stable, with u ma spread under them on the ground and no one can remove from his companion in misfor- tune, even to obey the calls of nature. L' i Their provision consists in a loaf of very black bread, weighing eight or ten ounces, made; ot barley and bearis one handful Of peas, and. about a thimbleful of oil, for each man per day. with the exception of Friday, when they havenp. pro vision whatever. An Asra of the Janissaries however, possessing more humanity than the Go- vernment, observing the wretched condition of these slaves, was induced to provide from his own bounty "a portion of meat and of wheaten bread for them on Fridays. This allowance continued several years, but the Aga dying, deprived them of his bounty, as no one could be found to follow so benevolent an example.Such was the condition of these children of misfortune, until Divine Pro- vidence accomplished their deliverance from bon- dage, through the medium of the British Govern- ment." p. 100 — 30(>. 1 The town of Algiers is but. little more than half a mile sq uare the inhabitants about one hundred and twenty tliou stti-i(i -s ti i-i-ott n tied by fortifications on yauban's plan of a fort. The square covered by tortiiicaiions is not equal to a mile. The face or the wall fronting the sea equal to three quarters Ot a mile; the sides projecting to the country the same; but the face towards the country about lalt a mile: at each of the four corners a circu- lar bastion projecting far enough to command the curtain S square batteries issuing from fo™ic)able attempt made by Charles V. ™ n o i2.° shlPs' 20 gallies, and an army of 30,000 men aided by the Knights of Malta, he was enabled, by means of gallies, to land his army and materiel, notwithstanding the flatness ot the shore but the natural consequence of lay- ing on such a coast was, that the first heavy gale drove off the fleet, the whole of which, in tialfan hour, were dispersed, and in the extremity of danger (except the Maltese, who by their superior skill and equipment maintained their position on the coast, to the admiration of the terrified army on shore, to whom they presented a solitary but slight prospect of'salvation from the enemy), 15 .1. gallies and 86 ships of the Emperor's totally perished the loss of men consequent on the em- barkation, under such circumstances was im- mense. Although the Maltese contributed the most extensive co-operation of their navy, only 41)1) knights, each attended by two gentleriieu at arms, were permitted to serve in the army, These I knights, in the spirit of chivalrous gallantry, to. render themselves conspicuous, wore on their amour a surtout of crimson vel vet, with the star of their order emblazoned in white on the front of their breast,, and served as the rear guare, cover* ing the whole of the embarkation, being them- selves the last to go oil Fn On one occasion, a very formidable sortie hay- ing been made by the Algerines, a large body of troops were cut off; but the Maltese rallying some detachments, repulsed the emeny so vi or- ously, that the Chevalier Sevignan standard- bearer of the order, struck his poignard into the gate of the city, and left it there as a memento; In the year IfiOl, the Spaniards made another attack on Algiers, which was supposed a fortu- nate expedition, because they came off without loss but they effected nothing. In 1602, an English squadron, under Sir Robert Maxwell, were 110 more fortunate than the Spa- niards the year before but in 16S2, a French fleet bombarded the town and set it Inflames, and next year repeating the attack with increased vigour, procured the release of all the Christian captives, and the of a heavy fine in money; among the captives were, several English who, to the disgrace of the French nation, were sent back by Capt. Damfrevilfe, the French Commissioners after which the fortifications were extended and increased. Since the posses- sion of Gibraltar, in fear of our strength, and in obedience of conciliatory measures, the depreda- tions ofthe Algerines were carried on against all other Christian powers but they continued to, respect the ships of this country. In 177:3 the Spaniards made an unsuccessful at- tempt, with upwards, 20,000 troops, 2,000 horse, 47 ships of war, and 340 transports. In 1783 and 1784 the same nation made two at- tacks, which only terminated in the expenditure of a vast quantity of ammunition. In ISH), Lord Exmouth's victorious achieve- ment produced the liberation of all the Christian captives, and the'payment of two large sums of money; The captives were restored to the coun tries from which they had been taken—very dlf-, ferent to the French conduct ill KiS3. It was for Britons alone (who, according to Bonaparte, are too stupid to run away agreeably to 'tactics,:and so by obstinacy, acquire victory to which their judgment had no preten>-kms)«-it }^s been for England, of all other nations; success— fully to encounter the crash of blood and earllagé that must attend every attempt to disturb in their i t h deri,under the doubt influence of mosleum fanati- cism and native ferocity, these Barbary tigers.
NORWAY.— M. Boye, a naturalist who chiefly studies ornithology, has published a narrative of a tour of Norway, as far as Lofoden. AtSeyer stad he could not induce a woman to acceptanv kind of payment for the dinner which hehadjust i eaten. She led him to the window, and pointing to the surrounding country, said, So long as the earth shall give us corn, and the sea fish, 110 tra- veller shall ever be able to say that we have taken, money of him." In the isle of Tia;ta?, where he landed wet through, in the middle of the nio-ht the servants of M. Brodkorb, the proprietor- of the land, conducted him, without inquiring Ms. name, into a well furnished and well heated room, where he passed the night. The next, morning he and his fellow-travellers were in- vited to breakfast, with the family. A few years ago, the proprietor of the isle of Porwig, caused the rudder of a boat, which had brought some; travellers to the island, to be secretly taken away, in order to compel them to remain at his house till a new one could be made. The community of interests between the inhabitants, their retired situation, and the small number of travellers who visit them,afford an explanation of their manners, though without depriving them of their patriarch- al and Homeric character.
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CUSTOM HOUSE LONDON, iJ im March lS-i-t. THE Commissioners of His Majesty's Cus- 1" toms do hereby give Notice, that in coil- sequence Of directions from the Lords Commis- sioners of His Majesty's Treasury, founded upon the following- Resolutions of the Honoiir-.Ki^ House of Commons of the 9th, and 11th and lo/h instant they have instructed their Officm at several Ports in the United Kingdom 3 at the places specified hr the margin^ to'^V £ o Coventrv freho«ses under the King's lock, NottlnJham ^.the exPe»ce andri.sk ofthe parties I1.1 raw and Silk, and all cclesficld. Silk Manufactures, upon which the duties shall have been paid, provided lomuame ?ha11 1)e 1" quantities of not less than oUlbs. weight, and in the name of one party, and provided that all raw and thrown Silk be depo- sited in such warehouses on or before the 25th March instant; and that all Silk manufacturer, the same being new, uncut, and wholly of silk, be deposited in such warehouses on or before the 5th April next, in order to enable the several parties to avail themselves of the return of the duties on the raw and thrown Silk, blnd of the payment of bounties and allowances on Silk Ma- hitimisFeS' in conforinity with the said Reso- By order of the Commissioners T. WHITMORE,' Acting Secretary Copy qf Resolution of the Honourable House qt" Commons, dated the 9tli oflJJarch. 1821 1. That from and after the 25th of Marrh IS11 the sdyerad duties and drawbacks on the Impon £ tlon apd Exportation of the several sorts Tsifk je^so ThIT?tl0ned' shaU cease and determine- iSffthe nliiu-"1 and after the 5th (layof July! Manufactured^ 0,1 the 'portation of Silk ttiat the fnn "S- 1 1CeUSe awt determine, and -surrey O £ 1'1. :D. On Silk, from and after the 25th day of March, 1824, viz. on Raw, or Knubs, or Husks of Silk, or Waste of Floss Silk, the lb On Thrown Silk, not dyed, the lb. 0 7 (.V JA OIl manufactured Silk, .from and after. 1 ui "• the 5th day of July, 18^6, for every R < ,tloo of the value thereof. 30 0 (p 2. That from and after the 5th day of April, 1824', the Bounties on the exportation of Silk Manufactures shall cease and determine, save and except on any of such manufactures as stlalf have been duly shipped for exportation or shall have been warehoused for that purpose, on ot: before the said 5th day of April; 1824. 3. That upon Silk Imported, upon which the duties shall hate been paid, and which shall be warehoused on or before, and remain warehoused until after the 25th day of March, 1824 there shall be granted the following allowances, viz. On Raw Silk imported from any part £ S* except the British Territories in the East Indies, the lb 0 5^ On Silk thrown irom Raw SiVk/so iiiiported, the lb. 0 10 On Raw Silk imported from the Bri- tisli Territories in the East Indies, t&C lb t • • 1 • • » 1 ( ( A Q Q On Silk thrown from Raw silk/so' in,- ported, the lb. B Q 4, :<J)n Foreign ThrovvnSiik'inirjorVed'ii'o't dyed, the lb 7 9. j"n+J}Dco"I.I. 0_" UJ of the Honoimthle House of Commons, dated the ilth and Mttr'eA, 1824, That one half of the Bounties on the Expor- tation of Silk Manufactures, shall he allowed on all such Manufactures as, having been ware- housed, shall be taken out for home consumption withiq30 days after the 5th day of April, 1S24,