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ss was assisted to the raft; and, all

hands having got hold, it was ushed from alongside; but, immediately before leaving the schoonencaptain Wade had ordered the cable to be cut, that, as it was ebb-title, the wreck of the schooner and the raft might be dristcd together towards the Laurel, that the sight of the burnin wreck- might guide the beats rom that ship in the track to find them; for, as they had fired gssuns of distress on the breaking out of the fire, and as they knew the

i "light must be seen from the Laurel,

they confided in her coming to their
assittance. The raft and wreck
continued dristiirg with the ebb tide,
about two hours, when the wreck
suddenly went down; .a circum-
staxice that rendered their situation

pistol shot ofeach other, tbr

arsenal in Fort William, about
five years ago. -
lBth. The North west wing of

the King's Bench rison was about
9 this evening di covered to be on
sire. The flames burst forth with
incredible' fury, and were driven
by the wind towards the centre of
the building. The consternation
which immediately took place is
hardly to be expresied, not only
within the prison but without.
Many of the prilsioners wives and
relatives who refided in the rules,
alarmed at so dreadful a. confiagra-
tion, appeared under the walls
shriekiizg, and demanding the re.-
lease of those whom their fears re-
presented in such imminent danger;
but, at the very first intimation of the
accident, St. Georgeffs, thessBer-
mondsey, -St. Savioursss, Lambeth,

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sion N0. 6 adjoining, at the back os which it ended, by consuming the apartment occupied by lady Murray, at No. 1, in division 15. There are between 80 and 100 rooms destroyed. When this building was erected, the floor os the upper story was not vaulted; had it been so, the present accident, would have been comparatively trifling. The second story was vaulted, otherwise the whole tabrick must have been destroyed. There

are a few rooms which were vault- .

ed, and are preserved, though they were surrounded by flames. It was not till one in the morning that the fire was subdned, and it was near 4- besore it was finally extinguished. 25th In consequence of' some obstructions which the commissioners for (lividixig and inclofing the open' fields os Wilbarston, Northampton, had met with srom a numbenos persons claiming right of common in the said fields; who not. only avowed their determination to resist the sencing out os a piece of land allotted them in lieu os the common right, but had even set the civil power at desiance; the' Northampton and Althorp troops os yeoxmanry were' ordered to assemble at Harborough yesterday evening, and this morning they set out thence sor Vsilbarston, ' .

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the bridge-s, hOWever, on that line have refisted the torrent.

Many hundred acres of grass, ready for the scythe, have been laid 'under water, and 'materially inj ured, by the overflowing of the river Derwent, and a considerable quantity of new hay has been carried away. brook, which runs t) .

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through Derby, has likewise done _ X

much damage. _

The rise of the Trent, on Monday, was almost instantaneous; hundreds of persons were employed on its banks during the morning making hay; and in the course of the, evening, thousands of acres were .totally inundated, and many tons ofhay carried down the stream. Near Sawley, a great number of sheep were' lost; and at Catton, a sine boy, tWelve years of age, was drowned.

The lower part of the town of Ashbourn was inundated to such extent, that the inhabitants were driven to the upper apartments.

r The Manchester heavy; coach, in pasling Hanging bridge, was nearly lost, the water washed over the bridge, and for a space of nearly 300 yards, poured in a torrent across the road; the carriage, fora distance, was lifted from the road, while the horses swam, till, by extraordinary a-nd

_fortunate exertion, they regained

the road: two hundred persom were, collected, expecting every instant to see the coach dashed down a precipice of considerable height, but without being able to afford the least assistance. On other arts of the road the water was so high, that the horses were up to their necks, and the body of the coach in the water; the trees were their only guide, the hedges being in general washed away. - ,

(The road about Cardiff has been impassable. Two bridges near Congleton, One ncar Stone, and another near Newcastle, have been demolished. '

Dun. AtAnnonny, in his 52d

ear, Stephen Montgolfier, cele

rated for his invention of air


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