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State of Public Affairs.

333 the lord lieutenant. The Bill was warmly vantages resulting from such a measure ; supported by Mr. Ogle, Dr. Duigman, pledging the concurrence of their lordMr. J. C. Beresford, and Sir Henry Ca- fhips in the resolutions thereupon which vendilh. The attorney general contended had been sent to the Cominons, and prayon the same ground with Sir H. Langris. ing that his Majesty would be plealed it lie, that it would be an ex poft facto law; a proper opportunity, to order the same to and after some 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 meature, and in support of the ad. The parliamentary proceedings since dress in which he adverted to the same arour lalt have not been exceedingly interest. guments before made ule 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 ariâng to commerce by the adoption of of Commons from the king, itating, "that that meature. The bishop of Landai, his majesty in consequence of repreienta- 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 Kinhave several 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 lettled that a conference be removed to a place of safer 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 sth 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 lordihips 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

The lord advocate of Scotland on · agreed to the resolutions they had sent up, the same 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, ive 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 the 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- lose the day before, of the surplus of the ciety. The sum required for a burge's consolidated fund, and of the amount of and the inferior claffes, could in no case the taxes from 1793 to 1799, were brought exceed 161. iterling. The consequence of up and laid upon the table. this

that persons charged with fe- 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 fo

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, ap. 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 houle, they discovered a journal kept accordingly granted.

there by Thomas Nichollon, clerk to the Lord Grenville on the oth 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 made on the 211t of March lait, fenfe entertained by the House of the ad, which stated, “That the governor on MONTHLY MAG, NO, XLIV.




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the same day lent for Edward Marcus ticity, the committee had examined Mr. Despard to explain a mistake which had Nicholson. After this report had been taken place retpreeting the address of a read, Mr. W. Dundas moved that it Mr. Wilson, who it nould appear was might be laid apon the table. Mr. Pitt called for out of doors by the name of obterved, 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. The report house) villain, a scoundrel, &c. and was now laid on the table. On the igth, faid 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 faid 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 ftate 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 itated, that as to the that the rumours in circulation were abcorrectness of this entry and its authen- furd and unfounded.

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, efq. 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 Eatt-Indiaman, years hobby-groom to his Majesty. to Miss D. Cotton, of Richmond.

At Portland Place, John Strange, Esq. At St. Mary-le-bone, the Rev. George LL.D. member of the Royal and Antiquarias 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 Pasmore, At his lordlip'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, llington, 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, SomersetThire. At St. Mary-le-bane, Henry Lushington, In New Palace Yard, Westminster, aged esq. eldest son of Sir Stephen Lushington, 28, Mr. Archdale Harris, Surgeon. bart. to Miss Lewis, eldest daughter of Mato At Chelsea, Mrs. Blyke, widow of R. thew Lewis, elg. of Devonshire-place. Blyke, Esq.

John North, erg. ot Caroline-Street, 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 Ac St. George's, Johan Barker, esq. of to the Spanish

ambassador. Wentford, Suffolk, to Miss Caroline Conyers, In Lamb's Conduit-street, aged 82, Frans. daughter of John Conyers, esg. of Copped. Douce, esq. hall, Eflex.

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

In Lothbury, Rene Payne, efq. partner in At Mary-le-bone, J. D. Paul, esq. banker, the house of Smith, Payne and Smith, 80 Miss F. E. Simpron, daughter of the Rt. bankers. Hon. lady Ann Simpson.

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

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

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

thor of, - Årcedores of Diflinguisbed Persons.At lhington, M13. Birch, wife of Mr. 5. vol. 8vo. 1795 ; and Biographiana, Deputy Birch, of Cornhill.

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

2747. He first went to the Charter-house,



Provincial Occurrences.


from whence he was removed to Oxford, fentirbent ; and his manners were tempered where he finished his education. Being porn by a modeity, which in youch sarcly accomfessed of an easy fortune, he did not apply to panies thoie Superior abilities which prompt any profession, bus, devoted his life to learn- their poffeffor to alpire to eminence, and eraed leisure, cultivating his talents for buis own bolden him to enter the emulative contetts of amusements; and the entertainment, and the public life. His love of fenuint liberty was instruction of the public. He was a gentle- ardent and sincere, 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 disculoured the sweetness friends; and solicitous to relieve those who and anxenity of his tempper and deportmedt, were in distrefs.

which peculiarly adapted bim for the moft His charity was unbounded; and it would polished Societies of private life. His forcebe difficult to point out a person, with whom tic 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 Nowtd at once White-hall Evening Poft much allistance,

from a benevolent' beast and a cultivated unparticularly in supplying it with the Remini- derstanding. The writer of this faint outfcentia of which a considerable portion remains Line of his chimeter, 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 ercellent qualities of his

deputed 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 professional jealousy, mankind.--Whiteball Ev, Pof.

were unable to detect a fpeck is his character Aged 33, Felix Vaughan, a young Bar- against which detraction or calumay could riter of unblemished integrity and distinguish- direct their hafts. Ms. V. was perfeály ed talents. His mind, naturally clear, vigor- collected and calm to the last moment, tho' ous and acute, had received every aid which certain of the approach of death. He expired classical discipline and select reading could be- (without a fruggle or a groan) in the arms fov upon it. His heart was a perennial of his two affectionate friends, Meft. Smith fource of every mild, manly, and exalted and Scott.




At the Leafes, dear Newcaftle, Mr. Joha Married.] At Newcastle, 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. John

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 exemplised 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 Jackton. 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 failings. the amount of sool. was found in his apart. marked with incident. He was born in the

The life of John How:sd was not much At the same place, Mr. W. Brown, pub- city of Carlisle, of obscure pasents, whale lican. Mrs. Clayton, wife of Mr. Alderman wants the early years of his life were devoted Clayton. Miss Henderson. Mr. George to supply. It could not be fuppofed chazt Charlton.

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

ment to knowledge; for, At Durham, Miss Akenhead, daughter of « Unfriended, defolate, and young, the late Mr. Akenhead, of junderland. Aged Misfortune o'er bis cradle huog:” 84, Robert Lyon, esg. 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 Weltoe, aged 61, John Watson, Efq.

the man of genius.-The period of his youth, At Alnwick, Ms. T. Wilkins, many years though devoted to the arduous talk of feltland-furveyor to the Duke of Northumber- education, was at the same time fullied by land.

many of the excefies of youthful intempeAt High Shield, Dear Hexhan, in the

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



his mind, he displayed an early propensity for when he removed to Newcastle, where hi vice, and continued through life the Nave to abilities were amply noticed. There he reuncontrolled and libidinous passion. Perhaps mained till his constitution began to shew the we might plead in excuse, that he was formed effect; of long continued habits of intempewith a sensibility peculiarly finc, 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 pubfrom the overwhelming obscurity which

lished “ A Treatise on Spherical Geometry;" ciouued 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 little village in the neighbourunlimited indulgence.

hood, called the Leares, where, amid the Mr. Howard's parents being too poor to Glence 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 fo ardent was he inevitably arise (and, to a mind of fenfibility, 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 faof 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 blefled him with a strong and masculine schoolmaster in a little village near Carlisle. understanding, a niind of fingular 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 bendary of Carlisle. By him he was taken to keen and ardent sensibility. To talents of Ireland, where he refided during four years. the first order he joined a persevering and He afterwards returned to Carlife in the year steady industry, till reduced by the syren of 1785, and commenced schoolmaster a second dissipation. 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 loss will be long regretted, as the smiles of the opulent.”-To the cool and lopupils 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 farm 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 flights of imagination, for science, which are at all times the most possess fingular traits of pathos, nature, and laudable pursuits of human life. Nor were simplicity. They were generally the prompt his professional talents his only qualification : ebullitions of first impressions, and produced after his avocations were finished, he was ge.. upon temporary subjects. Some of these, nerally a welcome guest in those 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

stance 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 dirto relish the hearty laugh and the harmless graceful to men ; we must acknowledge that joketo which he contributed an ample the mirth, good humour, and facetiousness, share. His wit was genuine and poignant, which were so alive in Howard, have often and he was fortunate in the occasional sallies charmed and delighted us; and it is with a te made, which were generally innocent, sincere 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 at 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 shewed in the Doncatter, to Miss Nicoll, only daughter outset of his life, he in all probability would of the late J. Nicoll, eiq. 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 early friends and contemporaries, in mak- Nosle, of Breton near Wakefield.

Francis ing himself an ornament to his species and

Hall, jun. elg. to Miss Bell, daughter of his country.- Carlisle Journal.

Bell, cty. of Ross.

At Hoving ham, John Boyes, efq. of CUMBERLAND AND WESTMOR ELAND.

Married.] At Kendall, Mr. Joseph Stan- Wansford, eldest son of John Boyes, eiq. of ley to Miss Bragg.

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

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

At sedbergh, the Rev. William Stevens, At Wnitehaven, Robert Stevenson, M.D.

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

Matter 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. Miln, of Carlisle.

the Rev. James Brooke, rector of St. Cuth

bert's Perleholmgreen. Died.] At Carlisle, Mr. Joseph Porter, but.

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.

Maiter At Froit-hole, near Kendall, aged 70, Mr.

William Cilverley, lecond Son of John CalDaniel Ellwood.

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

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

At Sherfield, Mrs. James, wife of Mr. Robinson, wife of she Rev. Henry Robinton, James, master of the Port-Oifice. vicar. Mr. Thomas Burrow,

At Hull, Miis L Empion, of Coul, near At Seaton Iron Works, near Workington, Thorne. Aged 66, Mrs. Rovinson, relict of aged 71, Mrs. Dickinson.

Mr. Robinson, fail cloth manufacturer. Mrs. At 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 Langrigg, Mr. John Donald.

Samuel Creilwell. Aged 86, Mrs. Sarah At Cocker-mills, Cockermouth,

Ellis. Mrs. Waugh, wife of Mr. Waugh, miller

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

teen days and nights, previous to his decease. At Eaglesfield, Mr. Jof. Wilson, Quaker, At Bawtry, aged 45, P. A. H. Drummond, at the age of 100, who was never known to esq. Licut. Colonel of the 5th West York drink either mait, or spirituous liquors.

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

At Whitby, Mrs. Hall, wife of Mr. Jackfon, 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, efq. 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. Eleonora borough. Graham.

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

At Macclesfield, within a few days of each YORKSHIRE.

other, the Rev. D. Simpson, and Mrs. SimpMarried.]At York, Mr. Robert Lakeland, 1on, 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, Printery

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. 31st. Reg. of foot, to Miss Eliza Haigh. At Doncaster, Mr. Edward Teare, surgeon.

At Sheffield, Mr. J Soulthorp, to Mifs I. At Stokelley, aged 80, Mr. Thomas Holt, of Derbyshire.



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