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the united bands playing « God save the lute of artillery, and amidst the acclamaticns. King." Mr. Harris and Mr. Kemble having of the multitude. After the ceremony Mr. paid tbeir respects to his Royal Highness, ush. Harris received a letter from Colonel M Macred him to the marquee. Mr. Smirke, the hon, stating he had it in command from his architect, now presented a plan of the build- Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, to exing to his Royal Highness, wlio, attenied by press to the proprietors and the architect his all the grand masonic officers, chen proceeded very high approbation of the extreme order to the ceremonial. On a signal given the and regularity with which the arrangement $cone was raised several feet, his Royal High- of the whole ceremonial had been formed and ness advanced to the north-east corner of it, conducted and deposited in a space cut in the basement, About two o'clock in the morning of Saa brass box, containing the British coins of turday, the 21st of January, a fire was discothe year, and a bronze medal bearing a like vered in St. James's Palace, near the King's ness of the Prince with this inscription on the back stairs. An alarm was instantly given, reverse :
but it was several hours before water could be Georgius
procured for the engines kept in the palace Princeps Walliarum
and chose belonging to the various Insurance Theatri
offices which had hastened to the spot. The Regiis instaurandi, Auspiciis, flames during this interval had made considere In Hortis Benedictinis
able progress, and they were not subdued Londini
till they bad consumed the whole of the priSua Manu Locavit
vate apartments of the Queen, those of the M DCCC. VHD
Duke of Cambridge, the King's Court, and Another medal, also accompanied the above, the apartinents of several persons belonging engraved by Gragory, with the following in. to he royal household, who will severely scription : :
feel the loss they have suffered. The Dutch Under the auspices of
chapel nearly under the Armoury-Room has his most sacred majesty George III. sustained considerable injury; the most valuking of the united kingdoms of Great Britain able part of the property in such of the royal • and Ireland,
apartments as are destroyed, has been preserthe foundation stone of the Theatre, Covent ved'; but unfortunately a young woman, ser. Garden,
vant to Miss Rice, one of the assistant dres. was laid by his Royal Highness sers to her Majesty, perished in the confiaGeorge Prince of Wales,
gration, ; M.DCCC.VIII.
; The General Bill of all the Cliristenings On the reverse of this medal is inscribed : and Burials within the Bills of Mortality, • Robert Smirke, Architect.
from December 15, 1807, to December 13, Six hod.men now conveyed the necessary 1808, is as follows*: Christened in the ninequantity of cementing mortar, which was ty seven 'parishes within the walls 1088; spread on the base stone by the same number buried 1379-Christened in the seventeen of workmen. His Royal Highness then, as parishes without the walls 4503; buried grand-master, finished the adjustment of the 3969.-Christened in the twenty three out. mortar with a silver trowel presented to him parishes in Middlesex and Surrey 10,105; by Earl Moira; the stone was then lowered buried 9737.--Christened in the ten parishes to its destined position, all the bands playing in the city and liberties of Westminster "Rule Britannia," and the people applauding 4210; buried 4876. 1 . with the inost animating cheers. The Prince Christened S Maies... 10,1897 then tried the work by the plumb, tbe level, wc | Females.. 9,717 S and the square, which were presented to him
Buried by the proper masonic officers, and then finish.
Females.. 9,726 S
19,954. ed lying the stone by three strokes of his Whereof have died . mallet; three silver cups were then succes Under two years of age.... 6,075 sively presented to him, containing the an. Between two and five .... 2,466 cient offerings of corn, wine, and oil, which Five and ten............
847 he poured over the stone with impressive so Ten and twenty ........
643 lemnity. His Royal Highness then restored Twenty and thirty ...... 1,200 the plan of the building into the hands of Thirty and forty
1,799 the architect, desiring him to complete the Forty and fifty ..........
1,971 structure conformably thereto; and addressing Fifty and sixty ..........
1,690 Mr. Harris and Mr. Kemble, wished prospe Sixty and seventy........ 1,499 sity to the building and the national objects Seventy and eighty ...... 1,200 connected with it. 'Thus closed the ceremo. Eighty and ninety........
504 py, and his Royal Highness, who performed Ninety and a hundred .... 65 his part with dignity, and whose mangers A hundred .......... during the whole time were highly captiva A hundred and two ...... ting, retired to his carriage under another sq. Increased in thic burials this year 1,630.
The following is a statement of the quan
DIED. city of strong beer brewed by the first twelve At his house, near London Bridge, in his boutes in London, from the 5th July, 1808, 69th year, Francis Garrati, esq. an eminenc to the 5th January, 1809:
tea dealer. A gentleman whose upright and Barrels.
Barrels, conscientious conduct as a tradesman had Barclay .... 64,361 Combe.... 25,439 gained him the respect of all bis mercantile Brown & Parry 48,196 Taylor .... 18,095 and commercial correspondents, and whose Hanbury.... 41,554 Goodwyn .. 15,678 pleasing inoffensive manners had obtained Whitbread .. 40,719 J. Calvert .. 14,881 the esteem of, and commanded general Meur...... 39,292 Elliott .... 14,877 admiration from, an extensive circle of friends F. Calvert .. 32,698 Clowes .... 14,693 and acquaintance. MARRIED.
In Brook-street, Grosvenor-square, William At St Andrew's, Holborn, George Wigley Bond, esq. second son of Sir James B. bart. Perrott, esq. of Craycombe House, in the 21, cognty of Worcester, and captain in the At Dulwich, Miss Suft, daughter of R. F.
dragoons, to Miss Yates, only daughter of S. esq. of Lambeth Terrace. Joseph Y. esq. of Peel Hall, in the county of In Tudor-street, Mr. Joseph Cobb, second Lancaster, and grand-daughter of the late son of T.C.esq. banker, of Lombard-street. Hon. Mr. Justice Yates.
In Cornhill, Josiab Barnard, esq. banker, At St. George's, Hanover-square, Francis At Mr. Watkins's, Charing.cross, Miss Harg Naylor, esq. of Welbeck-street, to Ma- Sophia Walker, late of Stalford, 14. ria Mealey, widow of Lieutenant colonel Ac Deptford, Miss Mary Anne Milne, Ridgway M. late of the Madras establish- daughter of the Rev. Dr. M.
In Westminster-bridge-road, Mrs. Mary At Twickenham, Major Charles Ward Anne Cook, wife of Mr. Mr. James C. surgeon. Orde, of the 9th light dragoons, to Miss In Blandford-street, Robert Coningham, esg. Browne.
late of Londonderry. At Lambeth, c. H, Wohrman, esq. of At Clapham, Mrs. A. Walde. Riga, to Miss E. Scongall, eldest daughter of Io Fetter-lane, Mr. 7. D. Browne, attore George S. esq. 21
пеу.. At St. James's, Robert Townsend Far. in Little College street, Mr. M Daniel. gahar, second son of Sir Walter F. to Maria, At Camden-town, Mr. T. Austin, of Castle youngest daughter of the late Francis Lau- street, Leicester-square. tour, cq. r te-bonne Church, Henry Drury, Johnson Wall, esą.
In Prince's street, Bank of England, Ralph eq. fellow of King's College, Cambridge, to In Grosvenor-place, the Hon. Henry Percy, Caroline, second daughter of A. W. Taylor, son of Lord Lovaine. ex. of Barham House, Herts. . .: In Queen-Anne street, West, William
Ae Waltham Abbey, Mr. John Whitehead, Blauw, esq. 61. of Dalton, Yorkshire, tu Miss Esther Wal At his son-in law's, Gloucester-terrace, cos, eldest daughter of William W. esq. of W Hiam Pbillips, esq. of Chase-green, EnLaping Forest. u
At Chiswick, the Rev. Henry Hunter, of In Surry-place, Kent-road, Joseph Lindley, Hammerimith, to Miss Graham, of Turn. esq. megreen,
At Battersea Rise, Mary Sophia, wife of A Wanstead House, his serene Highness T. Eardon, esq. the Prince of Condé, to her serene Highness In King-street, Cheapside, G. Slack, esq. the Princesa Dowager of Moraco.
71... At St. George's, Queen square, Samuel In Camberwell grove, Mrs. Agrey, 77. : Welchmaa, esq. of Stamford street, to Charo In Sloane-street, Patrick Home, esq. of kere, daughter of the late Edward Gordon, Wedderbarne, in the county of Berwick, for tig. of Bromley, Middlesex, **
which he was many years a representative in Captain M Leod, of the royal navy, to parliament. Mas Bennett, of Half Mocn-street, Picca. At Osborne's Hotel, Lieut. William Skelton, ditly.
of the royal navy, 27. He was the third son A Saviour's, Southwark, the Rev. of the late Arnoldus Jones Skelton, esq. of W. Harison chaplain of chat parish, to Papcastle, in the county of Cumberland, and Ni Hunt, of Walcot place, Lambeth. first cousin to the present Marquis Corn-.
By nental license, at the house of the Earl wallis. # Kennare in Seymour-street, Portman- Ac Long-acre Chapel, during divine service. u s Tioma Gage, butt. of Hingrave Mrs. Baldie, of Meard's-court, WardourHall, Sarolto Lady Mary Ana Brown, street. Just as the minister was about to wh o a daughter
conclude his sermon, she suddenly fell from A Pinces Mr. R . Sale, of Surrey. her seat and instantly expired. er Strand Bolicitor to Elizabeth, the In Bennett-street, the Rev. Dr. Ackland, pont de hard e late George Wye, rector of Christ Church, Surry, and chaplain
to th: Fishmongers' Company, 65.
Peter Pierson, esq. one of the benchiers of fortunately, other advice prevailed. Towards the Inner Temple.
the latter end of the war, he was brought up In Great Queen-street, Lincoln's-inn. fields, froin Scotland, for the purpose of being sent Mr. William Nunn, only son of Mr. James N. with overtures to the American general; debookselier, 24.
Jays, indecisions, and at length the resignation At Greenwich, Captain Ychr: Bourbier, lieu of the minister finally prevented that measure tenant. governor of the Royal Hospital, 61. being resorted to. Lieutenant-Colonel Stew.
In Upper Seymour-street, Miss Emily Cbar. art will be long and sincerely regretted by all lette Chambers, eldest daughter of Sir Samuel who enjoyed his friendship, as one not only
possessed of the best abilities, and great knowAt Camden place, Mos. Ellis, widow of ledze of the world; but of the most benevoMajor-general Ë. of Kempsey, Worcester- lent qualities of the heart: wäh such polite acshire.
complishments and amiable manners, as are the In Seymour-place, the Hon. Mrs. Corn. true characteristics of the wellbred and finished wallis, sister of Lord Bayning.
gentleman. At his house in Gralton street, the Most Mr. Andrezo Ostvald. He was the fifth son Noble obx Denis Browne, Marquis of Sligd, of the late Andrew Osvald, of Glenhead, in Farl of Altamont, Viscount Westport, and Stirlingshire; he was bred to the honourable Baron Mountcagle, in the United King- and luciative profession of a writer to the Sig. dom; abo a governor of the county of Mayo, net, in Edinburgh, and his talents were such, and custos rotulorum of the county of Clare. that he might, in a few years, have beco His lordship was born in 1756, succeeded to eminent, had not his attention been taken up the family honours and estates in 1780, and with the politics of the day, which ran very in 1787 married Lady Louisa Catharine, high a few years ago in Scatland; and as he, daughter of the late Earl Howe. On occa. from principle, espoused the cause of the opsion of the union between Great Britain and pressed and persecuted, ind a more general Ireland, he was elevated to the dianity of and correct knowledge of public affairs, than marquis in December, 1800, and in 1806 was many of his contemporaries; and was more created a peer of the United Kingdom. He capable of expressiog himself, clearly and disis succeeded by his only şon Howe Peter, tinctiy, on public men and measures, which Earl of Altamont, born in 1788.
often confounded, and frequently against their At Hampstead, aged 30 years, Lieutenant. will, convinced his opponents of their error; Colonel Robert Stewart, who had been many his superior abilities often created him ene. years a martyr to most distressing and compli. mies, for those who have an interest in supcated complaints, which he bore with the great porting a corrupt system, very seldom like to est fortitude and resignation. This gentlemen, acknowledge that they are defeated in arguentered early in life into the service of his ment. When the whig ministers came into country, in 1754 : and in 1755 was particularly power, Lord Lauderdale was appointed as gure distinguished at the battle of the Monongahela, vernor to India. Mr. Oswald, had then a comin North America, where he commanded a munication with his lordsbin, respecting an troop of light horse, raised principally as appointment under him, in that settlement ; body guard to the commander in chief, Ge. but another arrangement took place in the neral Braddock, Daring the course of that ministry, and Lord Lauderdale was sent ambas. bloody action, he had the honour to remount sador to France, which completely frustrated the General four times, having two horses Mr. Oswald's expectations. Soon after that killed under himself; and after the general had disaypointment, he returned to Stirling, where received a mortal wound, and the remnant of he tolvowed the profession of writer; but his the army had retreated, he had the good for- mind being rather unhinged from his hopes of tune, assisted by only four privates of his own guing to India being defeated, he soon lett and troop (therest being either killed os wounded) went to Glasgow, where he staid but a short to carry the commander in chief off the field of time, and then returned to Edinburgh. In this battle, across a broad river, under a heavy fire unsettled state, and being fond of society, and from the enemy, thereby rescuing his person frequently of convivial company, perhaps, as from the cruelty of the savages. In the course a consequence of some irregularities, by which of that war, he was intrusted with several dif. he contracted a consumptive habit,which rapidficult commands, and had the happiness to give ly increased; and by the advice of his friends in entire satisfaction to the different generals un. Edinburgh, lie took a journey by sea to Lon. dor whom he served, of which the most am. don, in the hope that the change of aji and chiple testimonies remain among his papers. Date, might restorc him to health, and to his Lieutenant-Colonel Stewart lived in great friends again; but the disorder had takan too friendship and intimacy for many years, with deep root tu be removed; it baffled the skill ut chut truly good and grent man the late nien eminent in the healing art. For four General Washington. As the beginning of months, (the time he had been in London) le the late American wit, be endcavoured to was gradually declining, until he was reduced remove the very erroneous opinions the minic at last to a mere skeleton. He kept his bed stars of that oay had formed of the general's only about nine days, and dich the 9th of No. wwwsacter, and silitary abiliu:s; but soos! uo- vembus, 1808, aged 13 years, Ms. Oswald,
the course of the same year, he had one con grant. Nothing can more clearly demonstrate ferred on him by the king's mother, the late his great influence than that occurence; for Princess Dowager of Wales, which no minister this was one of the sinecures which the precould bereave him of; this was the auditorship mier had all along declared his intention to of her Royal Highness's accounts. That cir.. abolish. To these favours, in 1796, was ad. cumstance, added to his close intimacy with ded that of Earl of Liverpool, on which crethe discarded minister, awakened the jealously ation he was authorized by his Majesty to of the patriots; and if we are to credit their sus- quarter the arms of that commercial city with picions, he became, in the technical language those of his own family. As an orator, his of that day, the “go-between” to the fa. Jordship spoke but seldom, eitherin the House vourite, the princess-mother, and the throne. of Communs or Peers, and of lace years he bad When Lord Bute retired into the country in attended but little to public business, in conse. disgust, promising to relinquish public affairs, quence of his advanced age and infirmities. a great personage is said to have construed Besides the works which have already been this into an abandonment, and to have looked mentioned, his lordship was the author of the out for advice elsewhere;from that moment Mr. following:- "A Collection of all Treaties of Jenkinson was ranked as one of the leaders of Peace, Alliance and Commerce between the party called “the king's friends," and his Great Britain and other Powers, fron the Majesty ever after distinguished him by a Treaty of Munster in 1648, to the Treaties marked partiality. Honours and employments signed at Paris in 1783," 3 vols. 8vo. (1785): now feli thick upon him. In 1766, he was and, “A Treatise on the Coins of England, in nominated a Lord of tbe Admiralty, and in a Letter to the King,” 4to. (1805. Whate 1767, a Lord of the Treasury, in which place, ever odium may be attached by his political he continued during the Grenville and Grafton enemies to the general line of conduct adopted administrations. But under that of Lord North, by this nobleman, they will not deny that he we find him aspising to some of the higher offi. deserved great praise for the attention which ces of government; for in 1772, he was ap. he always bestowed on the trade of this coun. pointed one of the Vice-treasurers of Ireland, try. Among other things, he drew up the on which occasion he was introduced into the treaty of commercialintercourse with America, privy-council. In 1775, he purchased of Mr. and is also said, not only to have pointed out, Fox, the patent place of clerk of the Pells in but to have created tbe whale fishery in the Ireland, which had constituted part of that South Seas. His lordship was married, for the gentleman's patrimony, and next year was ap. first time, in 1769, to Miss Amelia Watts, pointed master of the Mint in the Room of daughter of the Governor of Fort William, in Lord Cadogan. In 1778, he was elevated to Bengal, by whom he had a son, the present the more important post of Secretary at War, Earl; and secondly, in 1782, to Catharine, in which situation we find him in 1780, and daughter of the late Sir Cecil Bishopp, Bart. 1781, defending the estimates of the army, in and widow of Sir Charles Cope, by whom he the House of Commons The contest between has left a son and daughter, the Hon. Charles the friends of Mr. Jenkinson and opposition, Cecil Cope Jenkinson, MP. for Sandwich, now became critical; the majoricies which had and Lady Charlotte, married tu the present implicitly voted with the ministry, were re- Viscount Grimstone. Lord Liverpool partly duced in every division, and at last abandoned inherited, and partly accumulated a large fora premier, who tottered on the Treasury tune during the course of a long and brilliant Bench. Mfr. Jenkinson thought he had now career. He has left to his eldest son, the preample leisure to conipile his collection of sent Earl, 15,0001. per annum, of which only Treaties; but he was soon by another change in about 3,5001. per annum is in laad. To bis politics, called back from his literary labours, widow, the Countess of Liverpool, only 7001. into active life, and took a decided part in be- per annum for life, in addition to her former half of Ms. Pirc. In consequence of his exer. jointure, as Lady Cope, of 10001. per annum. cions on this occasion, in 1786, he was noni. But the present Earl has added 5001. more per nated to the lucrative post of Chancellor of annum to his father's bequest; and it is underthe Duchy of Lancaster, created baron of stood that the Duchess of Dorset, her daughHawkesbury, in the county of Gloucester, and ter, adds S001. per annum more. To the Hon. appointed President of the Committee of Coun. Cecil Jenkinson, his second son, he has left cil for the attairs of Trade and Plantations. 10001. per annum, in addition to an estate of For the last situation, his lordship's regular near 30001. per annun, of which Mr. Cecil and progressive rise, added to the various otii. Jenkinson is already in possession, by the death ces in which he had acted, admirably qualified of a relation. To Lady Charlotte Grinstone, him. Further emoluments were, however, now Lady Forrester, he has left only the 7001. reserved for him, for in 1780, on the decease per agnum bequeathed to the Countess of Liof his relation, the late Sir Banks Jenkinson, verpool, after her decease. The landed prowbo heid the lucrative patent place of col- perty is entailed to all the family of the Jenlector of the customs Inwards, he procured the kinsons, in tuil malo, lo a great excat.