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State of Public Affairs.

333 the lord lieutenant. The Bill was warmly vantages resulting from such a measure ; fupported by Mr. Ogle, Dr. Duigman, pledging the concurrence of their lordMr. J. C. Beresford, and Sir Henry Ca- thips in the refolutions thereupon which vendish. The attorney general contended had been sent to the Commons, and pray-. on the same ground with Sir H. Langris. ing that his Majesty would be plealed át lie, that it would be an ex post facto law; a proper opportunity, to order the same to and after fome debate the Bill was thrown be laid before the parliament of Ireland. out by a majority of 20.

Lord Auckland made a speech in favour

of the measure, and in support of the ada The parliamentary proceedings fince dress in which lie adverted to the same ara our last have not been exceedingly interest. guments before made lile of in favour of ing. Mr. Secretary Dundas on the 3d of the Union, but particularly the advantages April, delivered a message to the House ariling to commerce by the adoption of of Commons from the king, itating, “that that measure. The bishop of Landai, his majesty in consequence of reprelenta- spoke at considerable length and with tions of the lord lieutenant of Ireland, much ability in favour of an Union. informed them that he judged it proper to Lords Minto, Borrington, and Kin-, have feveral persons confined in the Castle moul spoke on the same lide. The quesof Dublin and Belfast, who had been tion for the address was carried nem. dis. guilty of high treason, to be immediately It was then fettled that a conference be removed to a place of fafer confinement, held with the Commons the next day, and ordered that they be brought from when their lordships should communicate Ireland, and kept in custody at Fort to them their proceedings upon the resoGeorge, in Scotland.” On the 5th of lution and the address. Accordingly on April, on the motion of the chancellor of the next day (the 12th) a deputation of the exchequer in a Committee of Ways their lordships met a committee of the and Means, a farther issue of a million House of Commons in conference, and and a halfof exchequer bills was agreed communicated to the latter that they had to. The lord advocate of Scotland on · agreed to the resolutions they had sent up, the fame day moved the reading of the and to a joint address to his majesty on Act of George the Second, amending the the subject of Irish affairs. The House Act of William the Third, relative to of Lords on the same day, in a committee bail in criminal cases in Scotland. The on the Volunteer Corps Exemption Bill, act being read, his lordship observed, that agreed to an amendment excluding those as tħe law now stood it was apparent that volunteers from the benefit of the exthe Scotch magistrates had no discretion- emption, who should refuse to serve in beary power to proportion the bail to the ing called upon. nature and degree of the offence. By the In the House of Commons on the roth law of William the Third, certain sums of April, the accounts moved for by Mr. were fixed for the different classes of so- kofe the day before, of the surplus of the ciety. The fum required for a burgess consolidated fund, and of the amount of and the inferior claffes, could in no case the taxes from 1793 to 1799, were brought exceed 361. iterling. The consequence of up and laid upon the table. this was, that persons charged with se The same day, the bill for more effectu-" dition got out of jail, and made their ef. ally punishing offences committed upon cape at a very small expence to their the high seas, was read a second time, friends. He enumerated leveral instances and ordered to be committed. of the members of the corresponding lo

Mr. William Dundas on the 16th of ciety of Scotland having evaded justice in April, as chairman of the committee apthis manner, and who were at present ac- pointed to enquire into the state of his tive agents of treason on the continent. majesty's prison of Cold Bath Fields, apa, He therefore moved for leave to bring in peared at the bar of the House of Coma Bill to increase the amount of bail in inons, and reported “ That the comcriminal cafes in Scotland, and to detain mittee having gone to that prison by persons accused of certain crimes in cuf- virtue of the power granted them by the tody until the day of trial and leave was house, they discovered a journal kept accordingly granted.

there by Thomas Nicholson, clerk to the Lord Grenville on the 11th of April, governor, purporting to be a record of rose in the House of Lords, to move an the daily occurrences in that place. On address to his majesty, on the subject of a inspecting this journal, they found an Union with Ireland, expressive of the entry inade on the 21st of March last, fense entărtained by the House of the ada which stated, “ That the governor on MONTHLY MAG, No. XLIV.


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the fame day lent for Edward Marcus ticity, the committee had examined Mr. Despard to explain a mift:ke which had Nicholson. After this report had been taken place relpeeting the address of a read, Mr. W. Dundas moved that it Mr. Wilson, who it Mould appear was might be laid apon the table. Mr. Pitt called for out of doors by the name of obierved, that such a circumftance ought Jackson. While in the governor's room not to escape the most marked notice. It (as the entry states) colonel Delpard was a matter which materially concerned called Mr. Burdon ( a member of the the dignity of the house. house) villain, a scoundrel, &c. and was now laid on the table.

On the 19th, said that he would have his revenge as the report of this committee was brought foon as he got out--that the legislature up relative to the state of the said prilon, fhould not Icreen him; that he had in. by which it appears, that they found the jured his (the colonels) reputation. And faid prison in the highest state of order, that Mr. Burdon and Mr. Mathews came that out of 200 or 300 prisoners, not to his cell to take advantage of his words. more than two or three were fick, and The report further stated, that as to the that the rumours in circulation were abcorrectness of this entry and its authen. surd and unfounded.

The report

Marriages and Deaths in and near London. Married ) At St. Mary-le-bone, the Rev. In Queen-square, Weftminster, the Rev. Charles Barton, rector of St. Andrew, Hol- Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode. born, to Miss H. Carrett.

At Stoke-Newington, Miss de la Chau, James Cathrow, esq. of the Herald's Col. mette, daughter of the Rev. Lewis de la lege, to Miss Wyat.

Chaumette. At Camberwell, R. Hudson, efq. late At the King's Mews, Mr. Husk, maný commander of the Houghton Eat-Indiaman, years hobby-groom to his Majesty. to Miss D. Cotton, of Richmond.

At Portland Place, Joha Strange, Esq. At St. Mary-le-bone, the Rev. George LL.D. member of the Royal and Antiquaria: Moultrie, of Trinity College, Cambridge, to Societies, and of many of the learned and Miss Fendall, of Great Portland-street. literary Societies of Europe.

At St. Mary-le-bone, Mr. James Parmore, At his lordthip's house in Pall-Mall, the of Kirby-street, Hatton-Garden, to Miss countess of Kerry. Smith, daughter of the late W. Smith, esq. At Highbury Place, Ilington, Mrs. Cowie. of the Treasury.

At Sion College, London Wall, aged 88, Mr. Abington, of the India-House, to Miss the Rev. Mr. Clements, librarian, vicar of Wood of Cork-street.

South Brent, Somersetshire. At St. Mary-le-bane, Henry Lushington, In New Palace Yard, Westminster, aged esq. eldest ton of Sir Stephen Lushington, 28, Mr. Archdale Harris, Surgeon. batt. to Miss Lewis, eldest daughter of Mato At Chelsea, Mrs. Blyke, widow of R. thew Lewis, erg. of Devonshire-place. Blyke, Esq.

John North, efq. ot Caroline-treet, Bed At Marihgate, near Richmond, James ford square, to Miss Clark, daughter of Sayer, esq. John Clark, esq. of Crotton, Northumber In George-street, Manchester-square, the Lind.

Rev. Gerard Robinson, many years chaplain At St. George's, John Barker, esq. of to the Spanish ambassador. Wentford, Suffolk, to Miss Caroline Conyers, In Lamb's Conduit-street, aged 82, Frana daughter of John Conyers, esq. of Copped. Douce, efq. hall, Efex.

In Gloucester-place, Mary-lc-bone, Fran, At Wanstead, John Coope, esq. to Miss Green, efq. Doorman.

In Lothbury, Rene Payne, csq. partner in At Mary-le-bone, J. D. Paul, efq. banker, the house of Smith, Payne and Smith, 40 Miss F. E. Simpron, daughter of the Ri. bankers. Hon. lady Ann Simpron.

In Lower Seymour-street, Sir W. Bowyer, Died.] In St. Martin's-lane, Westminster, batt. of Denham, Bucks. Mr. Samuel Bailey, grocer.

In Finsbury-square, Mrs. Allen, wife of At the Water-Office, Villers-street, Strand, Mr. Allen, merchant. aged 84, Mr. Giles Jones, Secretary to the In Hanover-square, her Grace the Duchefs York Building Company upwards of forty Dowager of Beaufort. years.

At his Lodgings in Dean-Street, Soho, W. In Crutched Friars, Ms. George Milne, a Seward, Esq. F. R. S. and F. S. A. AuWeft-India merchant.

thor of, “ Anccdotes of Distinguished Persons.At lfington, Mrs. Birch, wife of Mr. 5. vol. 8vo.

1795 ; and Biographiana, Deputy Birch, of Corabili.

2 vol. 8vo. 1799. This Gentleman was At Srarford Hill, aged 52, Mrs. Bramley, the son of Mr. Seward, partner in Calvert's wite of J. Bramley, Elg. of Aldersgate brew-house; and was born about the year fices.

*747. He first went to the Charter-house,



Provincial Occurrences.


from whence he was removed to Oxford, sentirpent ; and his manners were tersapered where he finished his education. Being pos- by a modeity, which in youch sarcly accomfessed of an easy fortune, he did not apply to panies thote Superior abilities which prompt any profession, bus, devoted his life to learn their poffeffor to alpire to eminence, and erned leisure, cultivating his talents for buis own bolden him to enter the emulative contefts of amusements; and the entertainment, and the public life. His love af i enuint liberty was instruction of the public. He was a gentle. ardent and fincere, and whatever was the man of uncommonly active benevolence, complexion of bis political opinions, they always ready to promote the interest of his never once foured or disculoused the sweetness friends, and solicitous to relieve thofe who and anxenity of his terpper and deportmeot, were in diftrefs.

which peculiarly adapred bim for the moft His charity was unbounded; and it would polished Societies of private lifc.--His foresbe difficult to point out a person, with whom fic eloquence was marked with vigour and he was intimate, who had not obligations, fimplicity, and his declamation deals in so to acknowledge from him. He afforded the ambitious ornament, but Aowed at once White-hall Evening Poft much allistance, from a benevolent heart and a cultivated unparticularly in supplying it with the Reminis derstanding. The writer of this fiint outfcentia of which a considerable portion remains line of his chireter, who knew him well yet to publish. He bore a lingering disorder, and long, would williogly yield to the bent with great fortitude and relignation, and of his own feelings, in dwelling on the many pafled from life to death, with the regret, and excellent qualities of his departed friend ; and even veneration of all who knew his vir but he thinks it praise fufficient to afiert, tues, or who respect worth and talents, all that in times of peculiar heat and virulence, uniformly employed for the benefit of party intolerance, and protessional jealousy, mankind.-Whiteball Ev, Pof.

were unable to detea a fpeck in his character Aged 33, Felix Vaughan, a young Bar against which detraction or calumay could Fister of unblemilhed integrity and diftinguish Jireet their hafts. Mr. V. Was perfectly ed talents. His mind, naturally clear, vigor

collected and calm to the last moment, tho' ous and acute, had received every aid which cestain of the approach of death. He expired claflical discipline and select reading could be (without a struggle or a groan) in the arms tow upon it. His heart was a perennial cf his two affectionate friends, Mefl. Smith fource of every mild, manly, and exalted and Scott.




At the Leafes, dear Newcastle, Mr. John Married.] At Newcaftle, Mr. Feowick Howard, many years a fchoulmaster, and a Wilkinson, brazier, to Miis Ann Dixon, Mr. very eminent mathematician. John Stokoe, to Miss Mills.

Mr. Joha

Provincial biography has not perhaps becsa Murray to Mss. Clarke.

employed in delineating a character more At Darlington, Mr. Peacock, furgeon, to worthy of remark than the subject of Miss Brown.

this article. In him were exemplified Died.] At Newcastle, John Jackson, a the triumphs of talents over the difficulties free-metter, well-known by the name of of indigence and misfortune; and he was a Beau Jacklon. He applied to the purift- forcible illustration of the observation, that officers of St. Nicholas, for reliet, which was great abilities are commonly accompanied granted to him. After his death, cash, to with great fajlings.. the amount of sool. was found in his apart. The life of John How.sd was niet much

marked with incideot. He was born in the At the same place, Mr. W. Brown, pube city of Carlisle, of obscure pasents, whale lican. Mrs. Clayton, wife of Mr. Alderman wants the early years of bis life were devoted Clayton. Miss Henderson. Mr. George to supply. It could not be fuppoled last Charlton.

from his habits of life, his companions, er At Sunderland, Mrs. Smith, wife of Mr. his occupations, he could receive any incitoSmith:

ment to knowledge; for, At Durham, Miss Akenhead, daughter of “ Unfriended, defolate, and young, the late Mr. Akenhead, of junderland. Aged Misfortune o'er his cradle huog:" 84, Robert Lyon, efq. Mr. T. Hewitt. At Chatton, the Rev. Mr. Hall, Rector had hitherto been, at an early age he began

But, however unpropitious his circumstances of that place,

to display some of those qualities which mark At Westoe, aged 61, John Watson, Esq. Ac Alnwick, Ms. T. Wilkins, many years though devoted to the arduous talk of felf

the man of genius.--The period of his youth, land-furveyor to the Duke of Northumber- education, was at the same time fullied by land.

many of the excesses of youthful intempeAt High Shield, near Hexham, in the

Though wedded to Science, and prine of life, Mr. Hunter, attorney. charmed by ths beauties that the opened to




his mind, he displayed an early propensity for when he removed to Newcaftle, where hi vice, and continued through life the Nave to abilities were amply noticed. There he reuncontrolled and libidinous passion. Perhaps mained till his conftitution began to shew the we might plead in excuse, that he was formed effects of long continued habits of intempewith a sensibility peculiarly fine, and paßions rance; and he probably, too late, saw the efily excited; and, being of a gay, social fallacy and the wickedness of a criminal atdisposition, he could not, after he had emerged tachment to pleasure. In 1798, he pub. froin the overwhelming obscurity which lished “ A Treatise on Spherical Geometry;” cloured his young years, collect sufficient a work which evinces the strength of his strength of mind to combat the temptations mind and knowledge in mathematics, and which accident threw in his way ; but, like which has obtained the approbation of the the unhappy and ill-fated Burns, sullied the learned. Finding his health rapidly declingifts of his Creator by intemperance and de- ing, he gave up his school in Newcastle, and bauchery; and, at length, fell a sacrifice to retired to a litile village in the neighbourunlimited indulgence.

hood, called the Leares, where, amid the Mr. Howard's parents being too poor to silence of solitude, his latter end would be put him to school, the task of instruction de- embittered by those goading reflections which volved upon himself; and so ardent was he inevitably arise (and, to a mind of fanfibility, in the pursuit of knowledge, that the pro) with double force) on the review of a life gress he made through the comnion paths where talents have been misapplied and fa. of learning, to the most abstruse and scien. culties perverted. At this place he closed his tific parts of mathematics, was truly amaz lite, in the forty-sixth year of his age, on ing. As Mr. Howard advanced in life, Tuesday, March 26. his proficiency in the mathematics made him It is not in the power of the writer of this generally esteemed and admired. He now article, to do justice to the abilities or the threw off the mechanical profession to which social qualities of Mr. Howard. Nature he had been apprenticed, and commenced had blessed him with a strong and masculine schoolmaster in a little village near Carlisle. understanding, a niind of singular energy, As he advanced, he increased his reputation, capacity, and vigour, and a memory that was and established himself in this city, where qualified to preserve whatever was valuable his afliduity, his abilities, and his love of in the writings of others. Though he had learning, made him universally respected. In so long devoted himself to abstract mathemathis situation, his talents attracted the notice tical studies, his imagination remained lively of Dr. Law, Bishop of Elphin, then a Pre- and vivid, and his heart overflowed with a hendary of Carlisle. By him he was taken to keen and ardent sensibility. To talents of Ireland, where he resided during four years. the first order he joined a persevering and He afterwards returned to Carline in the year steady industry, till seduced by the syren of 1785, and commenced schoolmaster a second diffipation. This he evinced by the enviable

proficiency he made in mathematics, whiclı, When resident there, he enjoyed an exten- together with his knowledge in the other five acquaintance, and was generally respected branches of science, was achieved “ without for his abilities as a schoolmaster, in which the assistance of the learned,” or “the capacity his lofs will be long regretted, as the smiles of the opulent."-To the cool and lo. pupils who studied under him have manifested gical niceties of the mathematician, he united a proficiency in mathematical studies, and a their opposite qualities, the fire and enthulove of elegant literature, that reflect the siasm of the poet. The productions of his highest honour on their master. From him muse, if not characterised by any extraorthey imbibed that love of letters, and relish dinary energy, or lofty Aights of imagination, for science, which are at all times the most poftels fingular traits of pathos, nature, and laudable pursuits of human life. Nor were fimplicity. They were generally the prompt his profesional talents his only qualification : ebullitions of first impresions, and produced after his avocitions were finished, he was ge. upon temporary subjects. Some of these, nerally a welcome guest in thofe evening cir- which were songs, he sang himself with cles of relaxation,

great humour. Those calm retreats, where, temperately gay, of the first eminence a brilliant and ready

To these talents were joined social qualities So oft have fied the ev’ning hours away; Where unambitious minds, congenial, fteer

wit, that found in every object and circum

ftance of life subject for mirth and gaiety. From grave to gay, from lively to severe;

While impartial biography must condemn where cach, unbending from care, is disposed those intemperate orgies which are so disto relish the hearty laugh and the harmless graceful to men ; we must acknowledge that joke to which he contributed an ample the mirth, good humour, and facetiousness, shue. His wit was genuine and poignant, which were so alive in Howard, have often and he was fortunate in the occasional rallies charmed and delighted us; and it is with a he made, which were generally innocent, fincere afcction we pay this feeble tribute to and tended much to exhilarate the jocund his memory. Knowing well the depth of his circles that surrounded him.

mind, and extent of his talents, we regret He continued ai Carlise till the year 1794, the more that he was ever allured from the




Cumberland....Westmoreland, &c.

337 paths of science, in which, if he had perse

At Beverley, Richard Robson, esq. of vered with the same ardour he thewed in the Doncatter, to Miss Nicoll, only daughter outset of his life, he in all probability would

of the late J. Nicoll, efq. of York. have been yet living, and would in time, it

At Hull, Mr. R. Kaines jun. to Miss is fond'y withed, have realised the hope of Phæbe Porter. Mr. W. Depledge, to Miss his eirly friends and contemporaries, in mak- Nosle, of Breton near Wakefield. Francis ing himself an ornament to his species and Hall, jun. esq. to Miss Bell, daughter of his country.--Carlisle Journal.

Bell, cty. of Ross.

At Hoying ham, John Boyes, efq. of Married.] At Kendall, Mr. Joseph Stan

Wansford, eldest son of John Boyes, elq. of ley to Miss Bragg.

Anluby, near Hull, to Miis Kendall, of Ness, At Workington, Mr. Pool, manufacturer,

in the North Riding. to Miss Wilson, of Sturgili.

At Sedbergh, the Rev. William Stevens, At Waitehaven, Robert Stevenson, M.D.

M. A. Fellow of St. John's College, and to Miss Atkinson.

Maiter of the Grammar School at Sedbergh, At Monkwearmouth, Mr. James Smith,

to Miss S. Vitty, of Cambridge. merchant, to Miss Ann Miln, daughter of Died.] At York, Mrs. Brooke, relict of the Rev. R. Mila, of Carline.

the Rev. James Brooke, rector of St. CuthDied.] At Carlisle, Mr. Jofeplı Porter, hut. bert's Pealeholmgreen. Suddenly at the cher.

George Inn, the Rev. Darcy Nelson, rector of At Parton, near Whitehaven, Mr. Thomas Holtoy, in the North Riding: Dickinson

At Leeds, Robert Prieitley,. M. D. Sur. At Lerwick, Andrew Heidell, esq. geon to the West York Militia. Mafter At Froit-hole, near Kendall, aged 70, Mr.

William Cilverley, lecond Son of John CalDaniel Eilwooi.

verley esq. mayor. Aged 77, Mrs Nowell, a At Cockermouth, Miss Copperthwaite.

maiden lady. At Kendall, in the prime of life, Mrs.

At Sherfield, Mrs. James, wife of Mr. Robinson, wife of the Rev. Henry Robinion, James, master of the Port-Oifíce. vicar. Mr. Thomas Burrow.

At Hull, Miss L Empson, of Coul, near At Seaton Iron Works, near Workington,

Thorne. Aged 66, Mrs. Rovinson, relict of aged 71, Mrs. Dickinson.

Mr. Robinson, sail cloth manufacturer. Mrs. Ac Whitehaven, aged 29, Mrs. Benn, Thorpe, wife of Mr. R. Thorpe, landingwife of Mr. Benn, mariner. Aged 70, Mrs.

waiter to the Customs. Aged 50, Mr. Geo. Johnston, mother of Mr. Johnston, merchant, Pycock, architect. Aged 69, Rev. Thomas Aged 55, Peter Peele, esq. Aged 28, Miss Bowman, vicar of Creke and Hessle. Mr. Telfer.

Samuel Stone, publican. Aged 38, Mr. At Langrigs, Mr. John Donald.

Samuel Creilwell. Aged 86, Mrs. Sarala At Cocker-mills,

near Cockermouth, Eilis. Mrs. Waugh, wife of Mr. Waugh, miller

At Long Lee, near Keihley, Mr. Tho. At Plunibland, master W. Bird, youngest Booth, who having refolved never to eat son of the Rev. John Biru, rector of Plumb- again, actually faited for the space of fourland.

teen days and nights, previous to his decease. At Eaglesfield, Mr. Jos. Wilson, Quaker,

Ai Bawtry, aged 45, P. A. H. Drummond, at the age of 100, who was never known to esq. Lieut. Colonel of the 5th West York drink either muit, or spirituous liquors.

Militia. At Burnew Castle, aged 117, Mr. John

At Whitby, Mrs. Hall, wife of Mr. Jackson, who had served under the Duke or Thomas Hall, formerly of the Angel-Inn. Marlborough, and had been in nineteen dif At Newco:-houle, near Wh tby, aged ferent actions.

82, Jonas Brown, esq. At Broughton, near Cockermouth, aged

At Camphill, in the North Riding, the 44, Mr. John Palmer.

Rev. Jotias Lambert. At Appleby, Miss Phillips, only daughter

At Holbeck, -near Leeds, John Smith, of the Rev. W. Phillips, vicar of that place. esq. one of the common council of that

At Scaleby-hall, aged go, Mrs. Elconora borough. Graham.

At Staithe, near Whitby, aged 92, Mr. At Workington, aged 58, Mr. J. Barnes, Anthony Jefterson. rope-manufacturer. Mrs. Dobson.

At Macclesfield, within a few days of each

other, the Rev. D. Simpson, and Mrs. Simpa Married.]At York, Mr. Robert Lakeland, ton, his wife. to Miss Sarah Walker, of Horbury near Wake At Hallitax, aged 66, Mr. Robert Whits field. Mr. William Hudson, to Miss Gibson, of

worth. Brompton, near Scarborough.

At Cottingham, near Hull, aged 43, Mr. At Leeds, Mr. Thomas Wright, Printer, Thomas Wilkinson. to Miss Armititead. Mr. John Greaves, to At Beverley, aged 84, Mrs. Acklom, wiMrs. Crossland, of the Hotel.

dow of Mr. T. Acklom, formerly of Nung At Doncaster, James Turner, esg. of the keeling. 3ift. Reg. of foot, to Miss Eliza Haigh. At Doncaster, Mr. Edward Teare, surgeon.

At Sheffield, Mr. J Soulthorp, to Mifs E. At Stokeley, aged 80, Mr. Thomas Holt, of Derbyshire.



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