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took half a glass of olive oil, and for a short The Paris papers have been occupied by time seemed easy, but fatal symptoms apdiscussions on a projected law to restrain, peared, and he died in eight hours and three or rather to crush, the liberty of the press. quarters after the accident. Dr. Pihorel

will send a detailed account of the case to The measure is decidedly unpopular and impolitic. All the literati are arrayed against the Royal Academy of Medicine. it, and three distinguished leaders of the

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL. French Academy, M. M. Michaud, Lacretelle, and Vileman, have been deprived of The arrangement with Spain, for the settheir readerships to the King, for support- tlement of the British claims, was finally ing, at the Academy, a proposition describe agreed to in Paris, on the 4th Feb. It will ing the alarms of menaced literature. The be effected by an issue of debentures for the first is an editor of the Quotidienne.

sum of 3,000,000l, sterling, bearing inA petition from M. de Montlosier against terest at the rate of 5 per cent. per annum, the Jesuists, presented to the Chamber of payable half yearly in London. Peers, was met by a motion to proceed to Letters from Madrid of the 25th of Jan. the order of the day. This motion was de- give the details of a battle in the province feated by a majority of one hundred and of Beira, between the insurgents under the thirteen to seventy-three, and the petition Marquis de Chaves and the constitutionalists was ordered to be referred to the branch of under the command of Count de Villa the ministry, to whose cognizance it be- Flor. The former consisted of 11,000 men, longed. This decision must be very disa

and the latter of about 7,000. Victory was greeable to the Court. The truth seems to warmly disputed during the whole day, but be that the French Chamber consider the the report of the landing of the English Jesuists too devoted to the Court of Rome troops, with the addition, that they had to render their influence very desirable. immediately marched for Beira, caused a

A singular difficulty agitates the new-made panic terror in the camp of the Marquis de nobility of France. When the armies of Chaves. The officers and commanders themNapoleon spread themselves over Europe, selves, except Count Canellas, were the he took the liberty of granting titles to his first to take to flight. The soldiers followed, Generals: some taken from the names of and a great number of them went over to fields of battle, some from the towns and the enemy. When they reached Almeida, provinces of which he had temporary posses- the fugitives were beginning to rally, when sion. The Austrian Court refuses to recog- almost the whole corps of Magessi, hearnize those titles which are taken from towns ing of the amnesty published by the Reor provinces of its own dominions ; acknow- gent, went in a body to give themselves up ledging, however, those which merely com- to the Count de Villa Flor. The remainder memorate victories, as Wagram, Essling, were terrified, and fled to the Spanish terand so forth.—The Dukes of Dalmatia, Ra- titory, where, in a tumultuous assembly gusa, Belluno, and some others are thus the Marquis de Chaves was deprived of the dis-titled by Austria, though their titles are chief command, which was given to Visconfirmed by the restored Government of count Montealegre, who was able to collect France.

but little more than 1,000 men, with whom A deplorable event happened on the 8th, he is said to have re-entered Portugal by at Rouen. Mr. Drake, an Englishman, 50

Tras-os-Montes. Another account states years of age, was on his way from London that the Marquis and Marchioness of Chaves, to Paris, with 3 rattle snakes and some General Jordao, and the Governor of Alyoung crocodiles. Notwithstanding the pre- meida, escaped_with 800 men, and re-encautions he had taken to secure them against tered Spain. Eight hundred men of the the cold, the finest of the three serpents Spanish garrison of Ciudad Rodrigo marched was dead on his arrival. The two others, to meet them, in order to disarm them, but appearing very languid, were placed in their gave them time to re-pass the Douro, and cage near the stove. Mr. Drake thinking return into Portugal by the Province of that one of them seemed dead, was so im- Tras-os-Montes. Mr. Lamb, the English prudent as to take it and carry it to the Ambassador, complained of this conduct to window. Suddenly the creature revived, the Spanish Government, and in conseand bit him on the left hand in two places. quence General Longa, the Governor of He ran into the court-yard, and rubbed the Ciudad Rodrigo, and the Cominander of wounds with ice, and bound a cord round the detachment, have been suspended from the arm just above the wrist. Dr. Pihorel their functions, and all three brought before was immediately sent for, and at Drake's a Court Martial. desire cauterized the wounds in a manner By intelligence of more recent date than which made the spectators tremble. Drake the preceding, it appears that the rebels

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167 had rallied, and penetrated to within 12 or beaten and totally annihilated. The Gene16 miles of Oporto ; this unexpected move- ral vnly saved his life by hiding himself, and ment, it seems, was made in consequence of returned to Samarang without a single folCount Villa Flor being employed, with his lower. The battle was fought between Solo forces, in covering Beira, but he having and Samarang. When the account came immediately moved down to cover the city, away, every exertion was making for the and re-inforce the garrison, all apprehen- removal of property. Palambang, on the sions had subsided as to the ultimate opera- coast of Sumatra, which caused the Dutch tions of the rebels.

80 much blood and treasure, is again in the The British army under the command of hands of the natives. Unfortunately, of the General Clinton, had marched from Lisbon two line of battle ships lately sent by the for Coimbra, which was to be their head- mother country with troops, one, the Wasquarters, and where they were to arrive by sæner, was totally wrecked, and the other so the 16th. It was considered that by the much injured as to be obliged to return. 10th inst. there would not be a British sol

SOUTH AMERICA. dier in Lisbon, except those in the depot, and in the hospitals. A Proclamation from The intelligence from Colombia is imthe War Department, issued in the name of portant. Bolivar entered Bogota, the cathe Infanta Princess Regent, on the 6th, pital, on the 14th November, and was apnounces the departure of our brave fel- received with eothusiasm. On his way from lows, and expresses the confident hope of Peru, he had pacified the departments of the Priucess that in every part of the interior the South, which had been the occasion where they may arrive, their “ order and of delaying his progress. The Chargés propriéty" will " renew the same ties of fra- d'Affaires of Great Britain, Mexico, and ternity which, during the Peninsular war, the United States, were presented to him united the Portuguese and English army into on the 14th, on which occasion he begged one." This Proclamation speaks also in Col. Campbell “ to make known to the high terms of the discipline and regularity British Government, the profound feelings of the British troops while they remained in of admiration he entertained for the great the capital.

Monarch, and the great people, who em

ployed the omnipotence of their arms in the BATAVIA.

promotion of freedon.”—It appears, that on About the 1st of October a battle took the 25th Bolivar left Bogota, for Venezuela, place between the Dutch forces, commanded the only department where dissension then by General Van Green (who is second in existed, aud where, there was every reason command, and next to General de Kock, to hope, his presence and influence would the Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in succeed in the perfect restoration of tranChief), and the insurgents, commanded by quillity. Djupo Nagoro, when the Dutch forces were


cannot therefore be opposed to such in

struction. The Association has already conThe annual meeting of the Irish Educa- ferred the most important benefits upon tion Society took place in Kildare-Street, Ireland ; and, it is to be hoped, as the caDublin, on the 2d instant, the Earl of lumnies of its opponents have been in a Longford in the Chair. From the report, great measure silenced, will continue to difwhich is a most gratifying and interesting fuse, through that unfortunate country, the document, it appears that education in Ire- advantages of a religious and moral eduland is extending to a degree far beyond cation. what is generally imagined. When the society was formed, in 1811, there were in

LONDON AND ITS VICINITY. that country only 4,600 schools, with 200,000 scholars ;-in 1824 they had in

THE DUKE OF YORK. creased to 11,823 schools, and 560,000 The Provisional Committee for erecting scholars - an augmentation in 13 years, not a National Monument to the Duke of York, very far from three-fold. It seems that not met on the 9th inst. at the rooms of the only is education advancing, but also a de- Royal Union Association, when letters from sire for scriptural knowledge. Out of these numerous distinguished Noblemen, eager to 11,823 schools, the bible is read in no participate in the honor of promoting this fewer than 6,058, of which 4179 are con- national object, were read. It was deterducted by teachers (many of them Catho- mined that the work should be executed by lics) wholly unfettered, and dependant for British Artists, under the superintendence o support on the parents of their pupils, who a Committee appointed by the subscribers.

“ Why,

- Why,

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(Feb. It was resolved unanimously, that Lord Car- About the year 1810, bis Royal Highness berry should be added to the Committee, was reviewing, in company with his present and that Lieutenant-General John Slade, Majesty, the troops of the eastern district, who had forwarded a subscription of 1001. on Lexden-heath, near Colchester, when should be requested to act with the other an old soldier, mounted on an old hack, distinguished individuals, whose services were was observed by his Majesty, who requested thus engaged. Arrangements were then to be informed who he was. · The Commade for a general invitation to the friends mander-in-Chief replied~" Why, it is old of the undertaking to hold meetings iu va- Andrews, the oldest soldier in the service, rious places, particularly in Ireland, in aid of having served in the reigns of George the the subscriptiou; and, with a view to render First, Second, and Third, and now on halfthe measure truly national, it was finally pay.” An Aide-de-Camp was immediately resolved, that it was best consulting the despatched for the veteran's attendance, and feelings of the public to make the subscrip- a long conversation ensued, of which the tion unlimited, and to receive the smallest following forms part :-" How old are you, amounts tendered.

Andrews, and how long have you been in On the 26th inst. a public meeting was the service ?" said the Duke. held at the Freemasons' Tavern, Great your Royal Highness, I am now ninety Queen-street (the Duke of Wellington in years old, and have been in the service about the Chair), to take into consideration the 70 years." But his Royal Highness, seeing hest means for promoting the above object. he was dressed in an old suit of regimentals, The meeting was numerously attended by asked how long he had them ? military men of the highest rank, and a your Highness, about forty years;" at which series of resolutions were adopted for for- his Royal Highness took up the skirt of his warding the necessary subscriptions. coat for the purpose of feeling its texture,

remarked that such cloth was not made nowThe following anecdotes of the lamented a-days.—“ No,” replied the old veteran, Duke of York we have considered worth “ nor such men either.” The reply so selecting from the many that have recently pleased his Royal Highness and His Maappeared in the public papers :

jesty, that the old veteran was placed from The first, is an illustration of the reten- that day on full pay, making the remainder tiveness of his memory, as well as the good- of his days comfortable. He died at the ness of his heart. Some years ago, his advanced age of 97, and was buried in the Royal Highness being on a visit at the Earl church-yard of St. Mary's, Colchester. of Westmoreland's seat, at Apethorpe, a A short time after the death of the Duchess basket of figs was sent by a gentleman at of York, his Royal Highness arriving at the Oundle, who knew that the noble Earl had Palace, observed the house-keeper turn not any in his gardens. The messenger was away a miserable-looking woman, without a helper in the stables of the gentleman at giving her any thing. He inquired who she Oundle, and had formerly been a dragoon The house-keeper answered that shie in the army in France, commanded by the a beggar, a soldier's wife.” “ What," Duke of York. On his near approach to rejoined his Royal Highness, “and what Apethorpe House, the Duke passed him in was your mistress but a soldier's wife?" his carriage ; bis Royal Highness imme- As a proof of the Duke's attention to the diately recognised him, stopped his carriage, offspring of old officers—there is an officer and said, “ I know you, my man.'

now quartered at Chatham, who laid before said the old soldier, “ and I know your his Royal Highness the commissions of his Royal Highness: I was your orderly when I ancestors, signed by King Charles I. and II., was in the

regiment, fighting Imder King William III., Queen Anne, King you in France."

“ Good fellow,” added George I. and II., and one given to his ihe Duke, “ I remember you-call on me great-grandfather on the field at the battle to-morrow." The Jast time his Royal of Aughrim, signed by General de Ginkell, Highness had seen him was a great many dated 1691. His Royal Highness immeyears before ; the man had been wounded in diately appointed him to an Ensigncy. several places, and when he had got home This officer joined his regiment in Spain, was discharged on a pension. Tlie veteran, and was severely wounded at the battles of faithful to his appointment, called on the the Pyrenees, and Toulouse. Duke next day at Apethorpe, and was at A young and promising officer, named first refused by the footmen, who were as- Drew, a native of the county of Clare, who tonished at liis demand of seeing the Royal had served during a great part of the Peninvisitor ; but he knew too well the value of sular campaign, had the misfortune to lose obedience to orders, and at length succeeded his left arm in the memorable battle of Sain his object. The Commander-in-Chief lamanca ; for which he was invalided, with received him with kindness as an old com- the half-pay of Lieutenant, and compensapanion in arms, gave him three guineas, tion for the loss of the limb. Mr. D. was and by his condescending manner delighted not one of those who love inglorious poor Woodcock, who is still livine in Oundle.



“ Yes,"

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169 ease;" but, soon after his return to Eng. Blake-street, waited on the Colonel to relaod, he made several ineffectuał applica- quest that they might be allowed to attend tions to be placed once more on active ser- chapel on the Sunday forenoon. This invice. Chaoce unexpectedly brought him terfered with some arrangements of the under the notice of the Duke of York, and regiment, and leave was politely refused; eventually led to the accomplishment of his but the Colonel said they should attend in hopes. In his early life, Mr. Drew was re- the afternoon. As, however, by attending markable for his skill in horsemanship, and only oo that part of the day, the most imthat now constituted his chief amusement. portant part of the service of the Roman Riding through the park one morning, he church, high mass, could not be heard, perceived the Commander-in-Chief coming Mr. Rayment wrote to the Commander-intowards him in the ride ; though mounted Chief, and the next Sunday every man was on a mettlesome and rather uomanageable at chapel. animal, Mr. Drew placed the reins in his Among the many other institutions of mouth, took off his hat, and gracefully sa- public charity which his princely munificence luted his Royal Highness, who was so struck patronised, in 1768 his Royal Highness benot only with the fine appearance of the came, by the usual qualification, a Governor “young veteran," but with the singularly of the Smallpox Hospital at Pancras; and elegant manner in which the action was per- afterwards, upon the death of the late Duke formed, thet he directed one of the officers of Leeds in 1799, acceeded to the solicitato inquire the gentleman's name, &c. The tion of that Society, by becoming the Presicard of Lieut. Drew, half-pay, was returned, dent. He almost invariably took the Chair and, by the Duke's desire, the young soldier at the annual Festival, and presented at each was commanded to attend the next Military of them, during seventeen successive years, Levee at the Horse Guards. After a formal his generous benefaction of 100 guineas. introduction, the Royal Duke entered fami- Whenever he presided at the General Courts, liarly into conversation with Mr. D., as to he never failed to close the details of those the nature and length of his service, and meetings by visiting the wards, where the finally inquired whether he was satisfied with writer of this clause has had the grateful his then situation. Mr. Drew admitted that satisfaction of witnessing at the bed-side the remuneration was more than equal to his the tenderness aod humanity of his disposideserts, but at the same time modestly hioted, tion. that he had yet an arm which could wield a His Royal Highness's skill as a sportssword in defence of his King and country, man is well known. lu the season of 1823-4 and that, if his appointment to active ser- he was in vigorous health, and extremely vice was compatible with military etiquette, fortunute in all his shooting parties; partihe would consider himself peculiarly fa- cularly on Saturday, the 24th of January, voured. The Commander-in-Chief made no 1824, at the seat of the Earl of Verulam, comment on this address at the moment, in Hertfordshire, when his Royal Highness but the appointment of Mr. Drew to a com- killed 98 pheasants, besides other game. pany in the 84th Foot appeared in the next The Duke continued the pursuit of his sport Gazette.

till dark, as was his Royal Highness's The following circumstance was related custom, and afterwards dined with the Earl by Mr. Lawless at a meeting of the Roman and Countess, stopped to an evening party, Catholic Association in Dublin. Mr. M‘Der- and left between one and two o'clock for roott, a Roman Catholic of respectability, London, where he arrived on Sunday mornand who had been formerly in the army, had ing about four o'clock, and attended divine two sons who were very well educated. He service at the Chapel Royal, at twelve wrote a letter to his Royal Highness, stat- o'clock. ing, that owing to adverse circumstances he The appointment of the Duke of Welhad been reduced considerably in his fortune, LINGTON as Commander-in-Chief, was acand that his two sons were extremely anxious companied by the following General Order, to get into the army. He referred the which does the highest honour to the head Noble Dake to respectable authorities, for and heart of the illustrious personage by a verification of his statement. He receiv. whom it has been issued :ed, by return of post, a letter from the

Horse Guards, Tuesday Night, Duke's Secretary, stating that an inquiry

Jan. 23, 1827. should be made into the circumstances of “ The last duties having been paid to the the case.

The inquiry was immediately in- remains of his Royal Highness the Duke or stituted - the facts were found to be as York, the late Commander-in-Chief, the stated, and the two young gentlemen were King deems it right to convey to the Army forthwith appointed to Commissions. an expression of the melancholy satisfaction

When the 13th Regiment was quartered which His Majesty derives from the deep in York, the greater part of the men were feeling of grief manifested by every class of Roman Catholics ; and Mr. Rayment, the the Military Profession, in common with priest who officiates at the chapel in Little his people at large, under the great calamity Gent. Mag. February, 1827.

with which it has pleased the Almighty to

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[Febi afflict the Nation and his MAJESTY—a cala- ship existed between the Duke of York and mity which has deprived the Crown of one Lady Bathurst from that time to the period of its most valuable and distinguished Ser- of his Royal Highness's death. At the invánts, and his MAJESTY of a beloved and terview which took place between his Maaffectionate Brother.

jesty and his Royal Brother, a few days The King does not think it necessary to before the Duke of York's death, bis Royal dwell upon the pre-eminent merits of the Highness requested that his Majesty would, late Duke of York; His Majesty knows in the event of his disorder proving fatal, that these are impressed on the minds and send a lock of his Royal Highness's hair to engraven on the hearts of His Majesty's her Ladyship in token of his friendship and Soldiers. His MAJESTY desires it may affection. His Majesty has forwarded the merely be observed that the able administra- bair to Lady Bathurst at the Albion Hotel, tion of the command held by his late Royal at Brighton. Highness for a long course of years, his Feb. 5. The whole of the stud, &c. of his assiduous attention to the welfare of the late Royal Highness, were brought to the Soldier, his unremitting exertions to incul- hammer by Messrs. Tattersall. Amongst cate the two principles of order and disci- the numerous bidders, were the followpline, his discernment in bringing merit to ing noblemen and gentlemen :- Duke of the notice of the Crown, and the just im- Richmond, Marquis of Graham, Earl of partiality with which he upheld the honour Mountcharles (who attended for the King), of the service, have combined to produce Lord Bruce, Earl of Chesterfield; Lords results that identify the Army as a profession Southampton, Fitzroy, Orford, Harborough, with the glory and prosperity of this great Pembroke ; Gen. Grosvenor ; Colonels Ruscountry, and which will cause his virtues sell, Leigh, Udny; Messrs. Greville, Charland services to live in the grateful remem- ton, Payne, &c. The sale consisted of brance of the latest posterity:

thirty-three thorough-bred horses, seven The King feels that, under the present hacks, ten lots of carriages, gigs, and harness, afflicting circumstances, His Majesty can- &c. and twelve dogs. The following is a not more effectually supply the loss wbich recapitulation of the whole amount of the the Nation and the Army have sustained,

lots : than by appointing to the Chief Com- Racing Stock

7,230gs mand of His Majesty's Forces, Field Hacks

787gs Marshal his Grace the DUKE OF Welling- Carriages

£274 6 TON, the great and distinguished General Dogs

£il 17 who has so often led the armies of the Nation to victory and glory; and whose high

Grand Total £8,804 0 military renown is blended with the history of Europe.

The wines, china, linen, and furniture of By His Majesty's Command, the Duke of York were sold by Mr. Christie,

HENRY TORRENS, Adj.-Gen." on Feb. 21, and three following days. The The Will of his late Royal Highness, rooms were crowded by fashionable comdated Dec. 26, 1825, was proved on the 3d pany, and great competition was evinced. of February, when the personal estate was The Plate is announced for sale by Mr. Chrissworn under 180,0001. The document com- tie, March 19, and three following days. mences with a declaration, written in the The Baton which was carried at the funeral Duke's own hand, that he most sincerely of the Commander-in-Chief, was his real and confidently hoped that the produce of official one, not one formed, like the Corohis real and personal property would supply net, for the occasion. As the Baton should a fund more than amply sufficient to pay his have been left, with the Coronet, on the debts. He gives all his real and personal coffin, this circumstance occasioned a little property to Sir Herbert Taylor and Co. difficulty at the solemnity, which the newsLONEL STEPHENSON (his executors) iu trust, papers upwarrantably magnified into a disto pay all his just debts, and the interest of pute between the Clergy and the Executors. such debts as carry interest, and pay over The symbol in question is thus described : the residue to the Princess Sophia.

-The staff is covered with crimson velvet His Majesty has presented to Sir Herbert studded with golden lions ; the lower end Taylor the Collar of the Guelphic Order, has a large ferrule, or terminatiou, of chased worn by the Duke of York.

gold, bearing an inscription of its being a Lady Bathurst, the sister of the late gift of his Majesty's ; and the upper end has Duke of Richmond, was not forgotten by a like termination of chased gold, surmountthe Duke of York_in his last moments... ed by an equestrian figure of St. George, The conduct of the Duke of York in refusing also of gold. to fire when he met the Duke of Richmond, The Caledonian United Service Club (as then Colonel Lennox, on the occasion of well as that in London, as before noticed in their dispute, excited the highest admiration p. 81), have resolved to place a marble of his Royal Highness's magnanimity in the bust of the Duke in one of their rooms at mind of her Ladyship.. A strong friend- Edinburgh.

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