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   British And Indian Observer (Newspaper) - February 22, 1824, London, Middlesex                                No. 11. Price 7d. FOR MADRAS DIRECT. TOSAIfcfrom GRAVESEND the 24th of FEBRUARY, andi PLYMOUTH the Ist of MARCH, THE GENERAL PALMER, 600 Tons, lying at Black-; wall, G. Tnucott, Commander. Apply > Captain Trnscott, Jerasalem Coffee-houie, or No. 6>: Birchki Lane. TO SAIL IN MARCH. . IJlOB BOMBAY DIRECT, the Fttrt-Sailing Teak Shipi r TRIUMPH, Al. A Constant Trader, Thomas ftreen* Coounander, (Of the Hon. Company's Service, and late of fh4' Ship Barkwortb,} Bortben 600 Tons, tyin^ id the Cfty C^n&l.-i%r Freight or'Passage apply to Cai^taia Oreeo, at the Jelnsa-rent Coffee Hotisei toMettsrs. Palmer, Wilson and Co. Kind's Arms Yard;, to Mr. Robert Taylor;, or to Edroood Read^ 1, Riches Court, Lime Street. * * Tbis Ship U fitted expressly for the Accommodation of Passengers. TO SAIL IN ALL THE MONTH OF MARCH. �|0R MADRAS and CALCUTTA, Toncbing at life, deira, the Teak Ship EXMOUTH, AI.  Vimm 700Terth. ael'Ow^n, (H.C.S.) Commander. (Late of the Piovidence), LviMjn the City Canal. For Feeieht or Passage ^^vply to 4ia ** This Sb^ is fitted iBxpressIy for (Ponveyhig PaJlseagerl, for whom the Accommodatioa will be cvost Commodious and ExteaslTe. mRULY INTERESTING MODE of IMPARTING J    FOREIGN LANGUAGE8.-Mr. W. author of a highly approved French Grammar, and patronised by Noblemen and tJentlemen of the highest distinction, begs leave to inform Ladles ^......_____...J highest _^ and Gentlemen desirous of acquiring a roeedy knowledge of new and months; to read, translate, and write correctly in twelve lessons,-Apply by letter, post paid, or personally (Mr, W. being ;^rally athome between the hours of one and two) at 12ii, Strand, opposite Exetcr-change. rflHE ART of BOOK-KEEPING taught at No, 7, i mddle-row, Holborn, by W.JENNINGS, Author of the only real Mcrcantil* and Practical Treatise now extant,-Pupils are completely finished in two months for any counting-hwise in Great Britain, and minutely examined by compeleBt judges. He also gives liessons in Men'antile Arithmetic scientifically, which enables his Pupils to perform every calculation In Proportion, Practice, Exchange, and Interests in accounts current, by one tenth of the fliures taken by any treatise on Arithmetic hitherto pablisfaed. ifis Pupils are also taught Euclid's ElemenU, Geography, the Use of the Globes, and the most useful branches of the Mathematics, without any additional charge.-N.B. The real Mercantile and Practical ART of BOOK-KEEPING, sold at No. V, Middle-row, Holborn, price lOs. 6d,, and private lessons given to Teachers unacquainted with the practical part of this science, NEW MUSIC-The Second Number of MINIATURE LYRIC;*, bvT,H. Bavly, Esq. the Music composed by Mr, Bis!op, Mr. Braham, Mr, Ditcbfifld, Mr. Horn, Mr. Sinclair, eqii Sir John Stevenson, with an elreant Portrait of the Author, 7i. 6d.; Grand Variations on Rule Britannia, by Ferd, Ries, 6t. " CAvatina with Tbema," and Variations, for the Harp, by N. C. Bochsa, Ss, And has the then deceived mc," Air from Rossini, arranged by J. Sinclair, 8s. fid,; " Oh, lady ne'er think I'll prove false to thee," 2s. composed by Jr Sinclair, both suuK by him with the most distinguished applause in the Opera of " The Cabinet," at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden j " She smiled and I could not but love," by G. F. Stansbnry, Is. 6d.; " Robin Adair," with Variations, as saw by Madame Catalani, composed e suressi v for her, by Sir John Strvensan, and arranged b^ P. Cinochettini, 2s.; Pictosa a mici lamenti." exprealy composed for Mad. Catalan! by W, Clements of Vienna, arrayed by P. Cianchettini, 28, IVtay's Instructor for the Spanish (ruttar, with an elegant Frontispiece, price 5s,, ibowing the pro- rr method of holding that fashionable lnstnimeat.>-PnbIUied bjr WUIis. Harmonic Stdoon, DubUa,.aad at 88, Soathamptoa* street. Strand, RECTIFIED SPERM OIL, 4i. 6d. PER GALLON.-UPTON and Co. Oilmen and Colour-manufacturers, 64, (jueen-street, Clieapside, by n process entirely new. and exclusively their own, are enabled to sell Sperm Oil equal in purity to spirits of wine. So unequivocal is its excellence, that it w ill burn beautifully in every kind of lampi and as its flame will not fade from the nmt lighting till the whole of the oil is consumed, the trouble of trimming or raising the cotton is entirely avoided. The public are also respectfully Informed, that OILS and COLOURS of every kind may be purchased at their Warehouse, warranted genuine; and that the ANTI-CORROSIVE PAINTS, which have been in general use for the last twenty years, and that are suited for every description of outside work, where ornament, durability, and economy are considerations, are selling as under, viz.:- ^ FROM THE LOKDO^r G^ZETTElFeb. 17. Crown Office, Feb. 10. Member returned to serve in the present Parliament. Borou�;h of Ashburton-Sir John Singleton Copley, Knt. His Majesty 8 Atto^ey-General. Commission in the Ist Troop of Dnngleddy Cavalry. Cornet Morgan Rice Janies to be Itenteiiant, vice Lloyd, resigned; Charles^owen Allen, Gent, to be Cornet, vice James, priftnoted,' _ BANKRUPTCY SUPERSEDED. W, Vince, Locas-Mreet, Commercial-road, dealer.    BANKRUP1'(J, E. Nokes, Norwich, merchant, to surrewder March 1, 3, and 90, at four, at tb� CasUe inn, Norwich.  Attoflteys, Messrs. Poole and Greenfield, Gray's Inn-sqtiare, Lotidcin; and Messrs. Parkinson and Staff, Norwich. W, Cannon, Molyoeox-street, PortmaivWuare, grocer, Feb. 91,^^, and March 90, at 0d6,at tie Court oft^ttramissioners. At-tomey, Mr, Haichinson, Crown-court, Threadaeedlc^treet. Ij. Howard, T, Htrward, and N.Boward, Bang^ton, Lanca-shiiv, batHOMHif^ctorers, M�rch 1,2, and SO, at tea, at the Star IM, Manphester. Attorneys, Messrs. yfVSh^ Watson, Bower, Tokenboope-jFard) Loadoni and Mr. R. H. Wilson, 'March P, at ,______________Knig&tsttridge, merchant, Feb. 24, 30, at one, at tlie Court of Commissiooers.   Attorney, Mr. H. H. Tumor, Percv-street, Bedford-square. S. Lamb, Cheapside, batter, Feb, '/4, 28, and March SO. at ten, at tbc Court of Commissioner!), Attorneys, Messrs, Fisher and Sudlow, Tbavies-Inn, Holborn, London, W, Crowther, Sans-bnilding*, Isliiigton, apothecary, Feb,'24, 28, and March 30, at twelve, at the Court of Commissioners, Attorneys, Messrs. Stevens and Wood, Little St. Thomas Apostle, London. J.Cooke, of Prome-Selwood, Somersetshire, clothier, March 4, 3, and SO, at eleven, at the Wheat Sheaves inn, Frome-Sel-wood, Attorneys, Mr, Hartley, Blu.kfriars, London; and Mr, Miller, Froine-Sel wood, DIVIDENDS, Mhrch 9, R, Dye, Pecliam, Surrey, wheelwright,-March 20. J. Clark, Blockfriar's-road, coachmaker,-March 11. J. Barton. Frcckenliani, Saifolk, inn-keeper.-Mar^h !>, T. Waison. Lonj-sigbt, Manchester, dealer,-March 10. l\, Cttittenden, Ashford. Kent, ironmonger.-March U, J, Goodchild and Co,, l)urli dolv ivice (Gratis) till 10 in the Moralng ^ pei;^^!^. ciear-andn'nimpeflcbed. Jfifi^ cliarBctFr of hiS deposition e^ ora^ in favpoc or the credit tcqniri^ tabegiren 'by-it. He't^ ^ ^:mniaed till fire pars <#T the will was made. In tfae^klftiitioia Mr.'Walcefield bad wratten tohim, and sent him to        Huoipbreys, with a long stcl^ of qnestidi�. Tbis was aot-an dsoai or very safe course "of hitcj^db^tfthe inteotion of it was MKtiDbft'-answered these questio so ne pif^tians between,hi8 answei na^ii' were now insisted upon as effebt upon the' mind of sideiiagi the fair, candid, and n: given was quite the reverse, it vras uitni^ Mr. Huin^rejrs remaiaed dhnoVered no symptom of conscioij (S|a|iaferQan(bk; to the character whic'l]^       relied upon or broqi^: Therie^ grbnofa i�|ied upon Bgatasc! improbability that fb^ deceased 8h i� wife and   ^ . that he aTways oaed to express the ^i^l^est affeetipQ. Opmions, boWerer, were extreraily various airlto the veaaoqable and proper. di�pMgti(Hiiof fortbaes by will, aift^^iigfa it m^ht be qsita-ral for-tbedeceiiaed tO: give to his;^iR^ mid child the urhele of wbat'ife^        -' -------. ^. ... .^^     u., LA^V IJVrELLIGEJVXE. COURT4)F KINO'S BENCH-Monday. BYHNE r. PARKi.Vg, This action iTas brought by the plaintiff, who was some time ago the object of public subscriplipn, against Mr. Parkins, Ex-Sheriff of London, for money had and received for the plaintiffs use. Tbe plaintiff was supported with bis family at the rate of two guineas a week, naA having called for an account of Che mmiey, Mr. PaiUns stated that the wbole which came to hb vbaadsamoaated to 168/, 8s. The {flaintiff supposiog Mr. Parkins had not accounted for all the money received, brought this action. Mr. C. Phillips contended that a balance of at least 190/. was due to the pliuatiff. The defendant hud admitted that he received subscriptions to the amount of 300/., yet Mr. Parkins did not account for more than 151/, John Rcott, the first witness, said he was some time since clerk to the defendant. He stated that Mr. Parkins told him on one occasion that the subscription was advancing rapidly, and that be bad 300/. in bis hands, including 5/. received from Sir F. Burdett. Mr. W. Cobbett said in September, 18-22, before the pUintiff arrived in England, the defendant said he bad about 150/. in bis hands. Mr. Robert Bell said Mr. Parkins acknowledged be had received more than was given to Byrne, He gave a reason for not paying over the surplus-" Do you think," said Mr. Parkins, I would give ibc scoundrel tiie money, he means to run away, and leave his wife and children on the parish in England," Mr. Marryatt then addressed the Jury for the defendant, Mr. Parkins bad delivered an account, stating item by item, down to the smallest sum, the money which Byrne had received. The total which catue to his hands was 151/. and it did not appear from any evidence the plaintiff bad offered, that one shilling more had been received. The account was then put in and read. There was a sum of 91. for wages to the defendant's clerk, who carried on the general business of charity and benevolence. The sum of 31. 9s. 5d, was paid for Evening Newspapers to be sent to Ireland. Another item was 491. 4s for half a year's rent for stables and coachhouse, and 31,9s. 4d. for King's Taxes. There was also a weekly allowance during 25 weeks, at two gninens a week. A great nimiber of witnesses were called to make out the items of account, �and also tlie occupation of the stables in Riding House-lane by the plaintiff. Mr. Phillips, in reply, said it would bare beep satisfactory to hare had this Nfee settled in another place. Mr. Parkins admitted that he bad received 3001., and yet he gave in a written acoMint for 1511. One of the accounts must be false. He called the attention of the Jury to the miserable stale in which Byrne and his family were represented to be in the advertisement published by Mr. Parkins, yet this untortunabe father of seven children, and a sick wife, was to pay 1041. a-year for premises. The Lord Chief Justice, in bis charge, called the attention of the Jury to the points, and left them to consider whether they could rely most on ihe written account given in by the defendant, or the sum which one of the witnesses had stated to be 3001. The Jury retired, and on their return found a verdict for the plaintiff-Damages 1941. 4s. 4d. PREROGATIVE COURT, Wkosesday. robson formerly PATTLE, and wakefield, t'. roche, and other*. Sir John Nicholl this day gave judgment in the above cause, which was promoted by the widow and only daughter of Thomas Chariea PaUle, Esq. deceased^ formerly of the East India Company's Factory in China, to repeal the probate which bad been granted of an instrument allegied to be the last will of the deceased, bearing date the 28th of October, 1S15. By this instrument, different legacies, amounting together to 70,000/., were bequeathed to the wife and daoghtcr (which in 'IHIO tbey filed a bill to have paid to them, and received, under a Decree in that su'it), and after various legacies to other relations and friends, tbe residue of the property, being of considerable amount, was bequeathed to the nephews and nieces of the deceased. Tbe hearing of the cause occupied tbe 4th, 7tb, llth, Uth instant. Sir Joii!( NicHOLL said, that tbe ease wi^s in all lespecti one of connderahle importance. He then reviewed the different steps taken by tbe testator at diflferept times, with a view to tbe disposition of his property, in 1805, his fortune then amounting t6 15 or 20,000/., be made a will, bequeathing the whole of it to his wife and daughter. In 1814, when his property was very much increased, he made another will, as tbe Court learnt firoai Sir Theophilus Metcalfe, but tbe particulars given of tbis will were necessarily very imperfect. Then comes the will in question, of which probate was granted on, tbe 29tb of May, 1816 ; and if the evidence of Mr. Croft, who made this will, and tbe prineipal witness in the cause, was believed, the ficto-tum of the instrument, as well as the capacity of the instm-ment, as weH as the capadty of the deceased, were folly and cBrecdy established. Of the capacity indeetl there was nu doubt, as the deceased lived five weeks aftar the date of the instrumeiit, transiucting busuMSS to to the last. Tbe �gnature was proved not only by Mr. Croft hot by five old fneiids of tbe deceased, well aeqnainted with his hand-writing ; and though tlw best'evi-deaeeupon such a subject maa nnsatis&ctory, np stronger proof 1>f that species conlS be given. On the other side the cretft of Mr. Croft was impeiiehefa, ^t upon no other grounds than-his part b a ease�f a^nc^on, admitted by bim pa his' cross exa^ aunation. There ww no plea to put bia general character in issue, nor even a suggestion that up to the date of fliis immoral proceeding bis fame and conduct were not ground of impeacbing the will in question wM the dbsionlarity of tbe signature to that of the testator's ordinary writing. To' establish tbis, tiiree witnesses Who had seen bim write were called, but-it whs evident that their acquaintance with bis writini; was of a very remote date, and the whole of their evidence was unimportant, Tlie next evixication, offered to sell it. The I horse was not bought, however, and it appearing that tbe prison- ' cr bad been sent on an errand, the Common Serjeant put it to tbe Jury to say whether, in a ca.se of so serious a nature,.they could rest satisfied of the criminal intenlion of tbe prisoner, and the Jur)' acquitted him. | Ww. Sykrt was indicted for breaking and entering the dwell- Brevet.-Major-gen, sir V. Adam, K. C, B. (o liave tl.e he I rank of lioutenant-geiK-ral in the loni.iu lMland>. Staff.-Brevet m-djor W. (!. .Moore, of ihe 1st, or grenadi r foot guards, to be deputy quarter-inaster-ijenenil to tie forces serving in the Windward and Leeward Islands (with the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the a'm , vice Popliam, deceased. Hospital Staff.-Assist, stall-sur^eon I). M'Lou^tiliii, M. D. from half-pay, to be assistant surgeon to the forces, vice Henry Clifford, who exchanges. Memoranda.-Hospiuil-assistant ,A. M, Wrick has resigned his conunission. The ('hri>t'iau name of ensign Mackenzie, of the 90th foot, i% Alaitter, and not yiuilin, as formerly staled. The commission of lieutenant Brian Ciaynor, on half-pay Y ork chasseurs, has been antedated to Ibth Jiin. Ibl^, but lie bo* not been allowed any back-pay. OOice of Ordnance, Feb. 20, Rojal regt, of artillery.-Major-fJen. Sir B. Bloomfield, B;irf. to be a colonel-commandant, vice Farringtoo, deceased. Commission signed by the Lieutenant of the county of Bi-rks. VVilltam Bowles, Esq to be Deputy Lieutenant. BANKRUPTCY SUPERSEDED. William M* Adam, Derby, draper. John Leigh, Jeffiey's-sqaare, London, merchant. John Isaacs, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, draper. B\NKRUPTS. Wiliiaa DaAm, ttwwllng^ llorse-deater, John Milne, Liverpool, plumber, Thomas Green, Lorkcrljy, Southampton, Miller. John Mollyon, t hatham, victualler. TliomaH Smith, Hayes, Kent,cattle-dealer. Peter .Mfred Coinoton, Lee, Kent, fanner, Walter Walker, Cnarles-street, .Vliddlcsex. haherJasIier. William Southworth, Sharpies, Lanrashire, dealer. Thomas Peterken, Limehou.se, baker. Richard Pritcliard, 0.\ford-street, dressing-case maker-Henry Ix'vy, otherwise Henry Leveit, and Lewis Luvy, Ba-sing-lane. London, warehousemei . .toseph Chad wick, HollMiru Hill, watchmaker. Henry Cooper, t'ily-road. builder. Joseph Hi^gins, (iloucester, horse-dcalor. JAMAICA PAPERS. POLICE. Bo\v-SrBE.ET.-On Tuesday, amongst the night-charges from St. Clement's watdi-bouse, was one entered against Mr. Ni-cbolies, a dentist of some note iu Fleet-street, at the suit of Robert Grumby, a hackney-coachman; for rctasing to pay him one shilling tor the hire ot bis coach. ing-hou*:. of James Child, on the 31at" Feb. and stealing therein i "^'f",'""'        ,'=7�^';'""" M'"�'�y four coats, Ac, the property of the said James Child, aufl cerlu n ' 'f'" ' '"'f ''''"''     "'j"'''"'.'' * entered m the " - -        �^�'�"'" I charge-book, came out of a gin-shop, called the Cork, in the other jiroperty belonging to Lord Darnley The prisoner wa*i accidentally stopped by a watchman, who on senrcliing him found a knife, part of tbe property stolen, and ai Ilia lodging the greater part of Uie remainder. The rest was found at a pawn-broker's, and at various pliu-es at which he bad sold the articles. Tlie case was fully brought home to tlie prisoner, and tbe Jury found him-Guilty. Jaine^ Mam was capitally indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Ralph Gallua, and stealing thereout a four-ponnd loaf, value 9d. his property. Sevcrnl witne a as he liked.- Deceased still dureatened, bat witness never sa:v him strike, although he was very near to him; Johnson pidied dp his scythe, and, with an oath, said be would chop Richacdaoa's off.- He held the scythe as if he was going to mow; they stood hesi- "i tating for a moment, and tiien tli^ prisoner atMiek at deceased; ' Richardson bad laid down bis scythe when Johnson struck him with tbe scythe. Deceased fell backward and SMd, " Ob Loid! Oh dear, you have killed me!" Witnessmn to Jbbnson and said, " What have you doa�i Are yon not ashamed?** Johnson said he voold serve any man so that should maddle widi bim'; Johnson was at that time in a paswm. Witness was so much fr^ihtr-, ened at seeing Richardson bleeding there, that he went tor a horse and cart. He^rasiiot gone imif m .tu^ir, bitton w^ieis^ return prisoner was gone. Riduurdsc-n was pntinto ii� atg%fuid carriedjioine; he said he was ^^uig; he died in the covneof the afternoon. Witness never saw prisoner afterwai^ tiUiie saw hlin at the To%ra-hidl, in the Borough, this month. The scythe passed through the left thigh of the deceased, and struck bis right thigh. The prisoner and deceased were both hot-tempered Strand, near the .\i)elphi,Bnd called a coach. Coinjdainani drew bia coach to the side of the footpath, and a brother coachuntn opened the door to let in the fare. Just as the genth;mao was ns-cending the steps, however, two others came along, uud took each an arm, and the three walked oil together at a stiarpisli pace. Honest coach>-e thought this very un;,'eiiteel treatment, and was determined at least to have tbe shilling to which by law he was entitled, although merely called off tbe stand. He therefore followed tbe trio, aud making a full stand as be got in front, very civilly touched his hal ami " aj-'rf whether the grmman meant to ride in his conch, or whether be would pay liiin a shilling }" * Neither Jhe one nor the other," was the reply. " Well, then, Sir," rejoined tbe coachman, " I hopes you'll give nir your ml-dress, u 1 may call upon you to morrow."   In answer to this modest request, he was told to go about his business for a d-d impudent fellow, aud on the gentlemen proceeded. Coacbee, however, followed ihcm -, and when tbey came to Catherine-street, be charged a watchman to take tbe defendant into custody, but after some parley, the guardian of the night refused to taKe charge, and "onwards" was again the cry, until they reached a celebrated oyster-rooms in Duke's-court, Bow-streei, whither tbey were ntUl closely followed by the coachman. When tbey arrived at the door, the defendant went in, aud his two friends turned about to have " a civil word or two'" with honest Bob Grumby, about settling tbe matter; but Bob had been too long " upon tbe stones " to be *' caught napping," and he kept his eye upon tbe defendant, whom be saw strolling with seeming nonchalance towards the other end of tbe lower room, at which there i� a glass door, affording egress to another part of xhc open court. Through this door the defendant bolted, but Bob was soon close at bis beeU, aud-coming up with him iirDrury-laue, he gave him in cbar^te to a watchman. Mr, Halls (looking round)-Pray Where is the defendant ? The constable of the night writb a low bow, informed the Magistrate that he was not present, but bad sent bis footman,    Mr, Hall-^Pray, Mr, Constable, how came he at large..' Coniitable-Why, your Worship, he was sock a nice respectable, looking gentleman, that I thought it was a pity be should be kiiaked^ all night, and so-and so-1 let bun go : that's all, your Woi^sidp. Mn Halls-Then I can tell you, that you had no right to do any such ihing, unless you hiul security for bis appearance here to-day. You would not have suffered a poor man to have bis liberty until the morning, and such a OKKie of doing yonr.duty will not do, Mr, Constable; we must bav^ something like even-handed justice. You are answerable to tbe coachman, if the defendant does not pay. The constable begged, if that was tbe case, that he might have a warrrant lo bring up tbe defendant immediately, Mr, Halls said, he should send a summons for tbe attendance of the defendant on another day, in order tuat ihe coachman might be paid, not only for bu loss of time on Monday night, but for hu attendance here. A summons was accordingly issued. Babbaroi^s Murder at East Grintbad.-A circumstance lias occurred at Forest-row, near East Gnostead, which, for wanton and unnatural barbarity, stands almost nnparalleled in tbe annals ot!crime.   Mr.-, of Forest-row, quarrelled with his aursery-mlid, a few cfays ago, but tbe quarrel bad subsided, aud .h� tfapnght potfaiog more abqat it. Satiorday ereniag, however, a yoa^ diild'of tb�f ituiiUy was m^og, sod. tbe distressed patenter nade tbe mOst laborious, but fruitless search after it dnriu thie�w^|e of the nigfat.- IK was not, however, till tbe next !moHwig that the cause^.chiltfif diasppearaoce was 8ieasoee of taxattok is leitpirtiall/bome by u*" "aga�i�q fact not to be disimtad^ that the ^reattit and re-^aowyteS of GrQat Britain nm^ied dnifng tbe war, and that her agncultore,iiiann�BCtare8,and commerce wonderfully ffourished, while we, your Majesty's West India snbjects, sutfbred throughout the contest ail its disadvantages, in the increased di^cnlries t)f nivigation, in tbe higher price of British goods, and tbe rt--( u ed value of oar own. \ I'lie conqoest of the hostile Colonics by your Mnjestv's' arms caused the British market to be overstocked with our commodi-t es, and the splendid triumphs of your royal navv, which eave birth to the decrees of the French'Ruler, and to the retaliatorv orders of your Majesty's Council, closed every Continental port against us; thus, for a considerable period, sugar did not le-pav the cost of production, and the coffee could not find purchaser's at any price. Hitherto our complaints have been confined to the injastice of seizing on the entire revenue ot the Colony; but we are now threatened with a new calamity, which, if it overtake us, will destroy even the hope we have always rcpojed in the beneficence of your Majesty, Resolutions have been moved by one of your Maji sty's Ministers, and agreed to in the Lower Mouse of i'arliameat, falsely us-sumiug that the labouring population of this island are ill-treated and unhappy, and vdluntarily pledging that House to interpose iu their behalf with a view to their emancipation. It is onr dnty humbly to represent to your Majesty, that we have taken no oath of allegiance to the Imperial Parliament, and that we cannot submit to the degratlation of having onr internal interests reculated by tbe Commons of Great Britain, whose (lowers within that realm are not superior to those which we, the assembly, have ever exercised within the island of Jamaica, Should your Mi^esty's Parluiment proceed in their attempt to subvert our Constitution, and oSer for the Royal Assent, any art that arrogates an authority over the inU'rior of our Island, we beseech your Majesty to n-ject the act, and, by that timely interposition of your Royal Prerogative, to save us from utter ruin. We need not point out to your Majesty's wisilom tbe certain destruction that awaits the Colony, should tbe Ntgross be Uught that in us, their natural protectors, are to be found their enemies, and in the distant country of Great Britain their friends and liberators: when this new light bursts on their unluformcd minds, Jamaica will soon be as lost to the Mother Country as St. Domingo is to France, But, if this island is to be the scene of a dreadful experiment we claim that we may not be involved in the awful consequences. If slavery be an offence to God, so are anarchy, desolation, and blood. Let your Royal Parliament become tbe lawful owners of our property by purchase, and we will retire from the Islan.l, and leave it a free field for modern pbUanlbropy to work upon. The Deity, who sees into the heart, is not to be propitiated by laying on his shrine the possessions of our bretbreu, but only by the sacrifice of what is our own to offer. Kingston, Jamaica, Dec, 28.-At a Special Slave Court, held in the Court House at Manning's Towu, in iha puilsb of St Mary, on tbe 18th instant, the following slaves were tried, so J sentenced t� be ti�();sported foxJifiPm m. Jacob, to James Diesns, Esq, for running away.-Value 10/. Abraham Davis, to Richmond estate, fur ditui.-Value &0/. Quaw, to Francis Bowen, for ditto.-Value 50/. FOREIGN' Lri'ELLIGEJVCE. [from THK MONITEUR, feb.  L'k] OFFICIAL PART. Paris, Feb 14.-A telegraphic dispatch from Madrid, addressed by the Ambassador of France to the Minister of Foreign Alfairs, dated the 10th of tbis month, announces that the King ot Spain has just signed a decree, which grants the lil)erty of direct trade of the Spanish colonies with all nations on the foolin^j of an equality of duties. [from the ETOILF.t DATFI) monday.] Paris, Ff.b. 15.-A treaty has been made with Spain for thf free commerce of all nations with tbe colonies (see the telegraphic dispatch.) The thirty-four in'dlions due by Spam to France are recogniscti, and the treaty for the occupation signed. It is said that the .Marquis do Talaru will have llie blue ribbon. 'I'h.-arrival of the Marquis de Mata Florida at Paris is annonnciil, who is going to Turin as Minister for the King of Spain. Madrid, Jan. 6.-We hear that the decree of amnesty wili be published, and it is necessary, that there may be a fixed l.uv of government, but with the modifications which the restoration requires. The men who were faithful till the forced oath of his Majesty, and afterwards behaved in a prudent manner, will oo-tainhis Majesty's clemency, and be restored to favour. The convocation of tbe ancient Cortes is spoken of. This National Representation is not in the taste of our liberals. Its sole right is to grant or to limit the subsidies which the King asks. In other respecU the King is legislator; the Cortes iinve only th� faculty of requesting bim to issue such or such a law, such a necessary reform, &c. The outli of Grand Justiciary of Arragon and so many other things which the democraU havo vociferated to give strength to their popular sovereignty were only vain forms. The Cortes made laws, and evt-n regulations, but according to the will of the Sovereign. Peri'ionan, Fbb. 9,-The property belonging to the Monks at Barcekina, which bad been sold during the Constitutional regime, are now to be restored to them. Tlie magistrates^ccompauy them to expel the present possessors, but s-veral of tbem have protested against the measure. The Baroness d'Eroles is expected to arrive at Barcelona, where she wi.'l occupy the hotel of the Captain-General. Odessa, Jan. 21.-The European Consuls at Smyrna have written to tbe Primates o/Hydra, Jpsara, and Spezzia, tlecJariug to them that the security of their national establishments, at Smyrna, required that tbe Greeks should undertake no hostile enterprise in tbe Gulf of Smyrna, mcluding the Island of Urias and extending to the north and sool^ points of the Gulf. It was signwl at Smyrna, Dec, 12, 1823, by M. Cavid, Consul-General of Prance. J. Werrp, English Consul, J. Hochpied, Coarul of the Netherlands, and A. Dellegracci, of the Austrian Consulate. In tbis piece they remind tne Greeks of Count Orloff having done this, m 1774, by an express convention, and Admiral Duckworth having done the same in the war between the Turks and English. The Consols also requested the Primates to inform all Greek vessels, by a proclamat on, that they were not to molest the Gulf of -Smyrna, as, otherwise, the European inhabitants of the town might fiill a sacrifice to the Turks. The answer of the Senate of tbe isknd of Ipsarais dated December 1 a, and is of the following tenor : - That though willing to do every thing which might protect the commerce of Europeans, and prevent the tlan-u-ers which threaten their persons from a state of hosUltUes, yet that the duty which they owe to their country will not permit them to refrain from exei closing the rights of war against their enemies (the Turks), of pursuing them along all the coasts of their dominion.   They add, that the precedents of tbe English and the Runians in their wars with Turkey do not apply to those whom the Sultan claims as subjects, and who carry on a national resistance to it; that they will respect the European name, and wiU make no attadk except where the perceive the Turkish flag; and that there is only one way of escaping their vengeance -by aereeing to pay them tribute � this is super-excellent   It if to act the part of the Sultan, the part of an in-detieodent, and an acknowledged state; but we fear it is to rtrtke the bafauwe before making the accounts. What will England, FratMe, Aiutria, and the Netherlands say to it? Will these Powers submit to have ihe property of their subjects injared by any at^mpt of t^e cqiiuuaoflers, acting under the injunctions of the Senate of Isara? and should any of these Powers lentf a few sHips to attack these commanders, what wUI >ecome of the fleel betoagm^ to Hy-dry, Ipsara, and Sp^ia? ,_   , v' r a is stated in these papers that JJtf healih(0t the Princess of Conde isAHy DecU>nfiiig worse, that she has lost all recollection, and that her life is despaired of. We copy from tbeEtoile of ITiursday the articles of tbe decree issued by Ferdinand, tespecting a free trade with South America :- " Madrid, Feb. 19,-The King has ratified by a decree oi tbe   

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