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Oecurrences in London and its Vicinity.

paper; but as that was not the case, he discharged him.

His Majesty has ordered a full-length statue in bronze of George III. to be erected on the top of Snow Hill, Windsor Park, with his hand pointing towards his favourite residence, Windsor Castle.

A Society has been formed under the title of "The Constitutional Association, for opposing the progress of disloyal and seditious principles." The Society held a meeting on Friday, Dec. 22, at the King's Head, Poultry, Sir J. Sewell, knt. LL.D. in the Chair; when a public Address was agreed on, and several Resolutions adopted by the members.

Monday, Jan. 1.

This morning, between the hours of twelve and one, the following catastrophe took place at the house of Dr. Uwins, No. 13, Bedford-row, Red Lion-square. Mrs. Leathes, an elderly lady (in consequence of indisposition) was lately sent up to London from the country, and placed in the house of Dr. Uwins, where she occupied apartments; together with her daughter, Miss Leathes, in order that she might be under the immediate attention of the Doctor. On the above morning (while Mrs. Leathes was lying in bed, and her daughter reading by the bed-side), the female servant, who was in the habit of attending on the sick, entered the apartment with some medicine, which was intended for her; and, having placed the candle in rather an awkward situation, the bed-curtains caught fire; when the blaze reached to an alarming height, so that the parties could not possibly get to the door. Miss Leathes was so much alarmed, that she immediately rose, opened the back window, whence she precipitated herself to the area, pitched upon her head, and fractured ber skull in a dreadful manner. The servant, perceiving no chance of escape from the immense body of flames, followed the example of her mistress by throwing herself from the same window, which belongs to the second floor back apartment: she broke both her legs and her back in the force of the fall. By this time the flames were

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increasing, which, together with the groans of the unfortunate females in the yard, attracted the attention of the persous adjacent, and assistance was procured. Miss Leathes, who was no more than eighteen or nineteen years of age, died the same evening. The servant is since dead.

Tuesday, Jan. 2.

At night, Mr. Hunter, of Hatton garden, was attacked near the Small Pox Hospital, St. Pancras, by a single footpad, who presented a pistol at him, and robbed him of four one pound notes and some silver. shortly afterwards, Mr. Hunter told him A man in a loose great coat coming up of the robbery, and that he had fortunately saved his watch; upon which the man presented a pistol at him, and made him deliver it.

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The North-West Expedition.

disguise of a true Mussulman, and has greatly added to the geographical knowJedge of that country. Lieut. Hoppner, the son of the Artist of that name, is also appointed to the Hecla, and is, with Captain Lyon, perfectly adequate to take accurate views of such places as the Expedition may visit. Nearly all the seamen who served in the late enterprise have again volunteered their services for this one; and Messrs. Beverley and Fisher are appointed surgeons of the Fury and Hecla.

As yet no precise point for exploring is named, and it is considered as not likely to be until the arrival of some information from Lieut. Franklin, now employed in the Land Expedition from Hudson's Bay to Copper Mine River.

The natural curiosities from the Polar Sea have been deposited in the British Museum, and are arranging for the inspection of the Public. Several entire heads of the musk-ox, sea horse, and seaunicorn, with a horn projecting nearly five feet, have been sent to the Royal College of Surgeons. Several skins of the white bear, musk-ox, sea-horse, and dogs, with other curious articles, bave been sent to the Museum at Edinburgh.

The Parliamentary Grant of 50001. has been distributed as follows:-Capt. Parry, 10007.; Lieut. Liddon, of the Griper, 500%.; Lieuts. Beachy and Hoppner, Capt. Sabine, and the two Masters, 2007.; superior Midshipmen, 557.; other ditto, 301.; Seamen, 20%. each.

In the last Expedition the officers suffered from the cold, particularly when changing their clothes for the performance of the Play, being obliged to go into another cabin, the warm one being fitted up as the Theatre. This Play was performed once a fortnight, and the time of its repetition was looked forward to by the men with the utmost delight and impatience. The subject of the Drama related to the Expedition, and exhibited the numerous dangers they were to encounter in the voyage. Among others was displayed a desperate battle with the ferocious white bears, which of course ended in the destruction of those animals. Then succeeded an encounter with an enormous sea-horse, which, after giving ample scope to the palpitations of hope and fear, terminated in a similar manner. The successful passage of the ships into the Pacific Ocean was represented, and after that the acquirement of the 20,000. in London. There was also a sort of afteract, which turned upon the different ways of getting rid of the money in that great city.

By the above, and other judicious means, Lieutenant Parry and his officers. succeeded in their highly meritorious en

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deavours to keep the men in excellent spirits during their very long confinement.

It has been mentioned in many of the public journals, that a newspaper was printed on board the discovery ships in the late Northern Expedition. This is partly erroneous; no printing materials were on board. The fact was, each officer contributed some article (generally either an ingenious pleasantry, or else upon the subject of the Expedition) unknown at the time to the rest of the crew. The whole being collected, were fairly copied out by a clerk, and thus was produced a newspaper in writing once a fortnight, to the great amusement of the crews.

A natural phænomenon occurred on board, which may be of peculiar interest to the admirers of Newton's principles of colours, of the truth of which it appears to be a remarkable confirmation. Near the stove was grown a considerable quantity of mustard and cress, which was highly useful on account of its anti-scorbutic qualities. In consequence of the privation of light during the winter, this vegetable, as it grew, was perfectly white, but when the summer returned, and the light was admitted to it through an aperture, it immediately bent in the direction of the light, and the tips became green, which colour gradually spread itself down the stalks.

The crews used every means, as may be supposed, to escape the cold. The cabins were kept at a moderate and comfortable warmth, which was always regulated by a thermometer. They were also air-tight, but whenever the exterior air gained admission, the intensity of the cold was so violently opposed to even the moderate warmth of that within, that it produced an effect which had the appearance of a fall of small snow which covered the floors.

The sailors generally wore masks, warmly lined, when upon deck. Upon their return below they were examined by their messmates, for fear there should be any white spots upon their faces. These white spots are the effects of the intense cold in congealing the blood, and if not attended to, are the forerunners of mortification; they were therefore imme. diately rubbed with snow until the free circulation returned. Although their situ ation, in regard to climate, was of itself thus difficult to be sustained, other disheartening troubles were addedfor a long period previous to their return they laboured under a scarcity of provision. Four pounds, only, of meat weekly were allowed to each man, and a very small glass of rum each day. The former was weighed, and the latter measured with the most scrupulous exactness. The conduct of the men under these circumstances was highly deserving of praise.

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PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.

GAZETTE PROMOTIONS, &c. Jan. 6. 16th Foot-Brevet Lieut. Col. Shaw to be Major.

20th.-Lieut, Col. Ogilvie to be Lieut. Colonel.

22.-Brevet Major Hewett, and Major Broomfield, to be Majors.

29th-Brevet Lieut. Col. Hodge to be Lient. Col. and Brevet Major Gell to be Major.

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Jan. 13. [This Gazette notifies the issuing of a new Commission for the Board of Control, in which Mr. C. B. Bathurst is substituted for Mr. Canning. And his Majesty's approval of the 45th Regiment of Foot being permitted to bear on its colours and appointments the words "Fuentes d'Honor," "and the Rifle Brigade the words "Roleia," "Vimiera," "Bu. saco," "Barrosa," ""Fuentes d'Honor," "Ciudad Rodrigo," Badajoz," ""Salamanca," Vittoria,' "Nivelle," "Nive," "Orthes," and "Toulouse."]

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6th Royal Veteran Battalion, to be Town Major of Portsmouth, vice Ashhurst.

Jan. 20. 55th Foot-Major Mill, from the half-pay of the 27th Foot, to be Major, 65th-Major Dumas, from the half-pay of the York Chasseurs, to be Major.

MEMBERS RETURNED TO PARLIAMENT. Jan. 23. County of Roscommon-Arthur French, of Frenchpark-house, esq. vice Arthur French, esq. deceased.

Borough of Yarmouth, Hants-Theodore Henry Lavington Broadhead, of Berkeleysquare, Middlesex, esq. vice Theodore Henry Broadhead, esq. deceased.

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.

Rev. James Coles, Chaplain to the Earl of Tankerville, Michaelstone Viddw R. Monmouthshire.

Hon. and Rev. Charles George Perceval, Calverton R. Bucks.

Rev. Wm. Stocking, Tuddenham St.

Garrisons. Capt. R. Simpson, of the Mary R. Suffolk.

BIRTHS.

Jan. 2. The Marchioness of Blandford, a daughter-6. At Harrington-house, the Duchess of Leinster, a son.-14. In Gower-street, Bedford-square, the wife of William Hanmer, esq. a daughter.-15. In Brook-street, Viscountess Curzon, a son and heir.-At Flatton-house, Middle

sex, the wife of Captain Langslow (Benga Establishment), of a daughter, her fifth child. The eldest was born in Africa, the second in Asia, and the third in North America. At Upton House, Old Alresford, the lady of Hon. Col. Onslow, a son.-22. Mrs. T. C. Hansard, of Salisbury-sq. a son.

MARRIAGES.

June 3. At Agra, in the East Indies, Lieut. Edmund C. Sneyd, to Elizabeth, daughter of John Halhed, esq. of Yatelyhouse, Hants.

Oct. 11. At Hatfield Pen, Savannah le Mer, Jamaica, Lieut. Frederick Jelly, R.N. to Mary Isabella, relict of the late James Browne, esq. Collector of his Majesty's Customs at that port.

Nov. 23. At Hornsey, Henry Mitchison, esq. of Canonbury-place, to Maria, second daughter of George Buckton, esq. of Hornsey. Nov. At Madeira, on board his Britannic Majesty's ship Esk, John Telling, esq. to Lady Donna Juliana Leonora da Cuha Tello.

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Dec. 20. Lieut.-col. James Shaw, late of the 43d regiment, to Miss Mary Primrose Kennedy.

22. AtGreenhall, Mr. Arnott Elphinstone, to Agnes, dau. of Peter Handyside, esq.

25. Captain George Stirling, of the Army, son of the late Sir John Stirling, bart. to Anne-Henrietta, daughter of William Gray, esq. of Oxgang.

26. Mr. George Darby, of Bath, miniature painter, to Mary-Anne, daughter of Mr. William Secombe, of Tywardreath, near Fowey, Cornwall.

Charles Calveley, esq. of Stapleford, Cheshire, to Jane, daughter of the late Rev. Edward Evans, vicar of Bethos, and rector of Llandulas, Denbighshire.

27. At Frome, Somerset, Rev. Stephen Hyde Cassan, M. A. curate of Frome, to Fanny, third daughter of the late Rev. William Ireland, vicar of Frome.

28. At Llangollen, Mr. Frank Frances, timber merchant, aged 29, to Mrs. Ro. berts, aged 85, a widow of large property.

30. Charles Abraham, eldest sou of Sir John Leslie, bart. of Wardeshousic Findrassie,

Marriages.

84 Findrassie, to Anne, dau. of A. Walker, esq. of Muirhouselaw.

Lately. The Rev. Dr. Bond, of Lambeth, Surrey, and of Bristol, to Mary Anne, relict of the late John Olney Beckley, esq. late of Coleman-street, London, and of Wickham, Kent.

At Pancras, Middlesex, Mr. John Baines, son of John Baines, esq. Masham, Yorkshire, to Martha, only daughter of Matthew Ward, esq. of Judd-place, East.

At Paris, Christian Anthony Ver Huell, late Minister Plenipotentiary from Holland to the Court of Spain, &c. to Anna Catherine, daughter of William Reynell, County Westmeath.

1821. Jan. 1. John Whitmore, esq. of Dudmaston, in Shropshire, to Dorothy, dau. of the late Lieut. Col. Clutton of the Worcester Militia.

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William Ferdinand Wratislaw, esq. Rugby, Warwickshire, to Charlotte Anne, daughter of John Keele, esq. of Hythe.

Thomas Fyfe, esq. of Mount Nodd, Surrey, to the only child of Mr. John Hen. derson, of Thornhaugh-street, Bedfordsquare.

2. Robert Johnston, esq. of Effra-road, Brixton, to Anne Iverson, eldest daughter of Thomas Hayter, esq. of Brixton.

C. Miller, esq. Surgeon of his Majesty's ship Severn, to Juliana Freeman, only child of the late P. Aitkins, esq. R. N.

The Rev. John Hall, of Chesham, Bucks, to Mary Lowe: and Mr. John Stanway Jackson, of Stockport, Cheshire, to Rebecca, daughters of the late Rev. William Maurice, of Fetter-lane.

Thomas Rodick, esq. of Liverpool, to Judith, daughter of Robert Preston, esq. of Bevington Lodge, Lancashire.

At Inveresk-house, Scotland, Joshua H. Mackenzie, esq. advocate, to the Hon. Anne Mackenzie, daughter of the late Right Hon. Lord Seaforth.

3. The Rev. E. H. Owen, rector of Cound, to Miss Hinchcliffe, grand-daugh. ter of the late Bishop of Peterborough, and niece to Lord Crewe.

The Rev. Frederick Sullivan, son of the late Sir R. J. Sullivan, bart. of Thames Ditton, to Arabella Jane, daughter of the late V. H. Wilmot, esq. of Farnborough, Hants, and of the Right Hon. Lady Dacre.

Sir Robert Steele, knt. to Emily, day. of the late William Clarke, esq. of Beaminster, Dorsetshire.

4. William Aveline, esq. of Camberwell, to Mary Anne Pollard, daughter of Mrs. Anne Plunkett, of Blackheath Hill.

The Rev. F. Leathes, rector of Livermere, Suffolk, to Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. I. B. Thompson, of Thorpe, near Norwich.

T. Blake, esq. of Doctors' Commons, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late William Palmer, esq. of Great Yarmouth.

Mr. Henry John Gore, of Chiswell-street,

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surgeon, to Isabella, daughter of the late Mr. W. Jones, of Leadenhall-street.

6. Lieut. I. H. Westcott, (H. P.) of the Royal Fusileers, to Miss Sarah Hewetson, of Caterhem, Surrey.

J. Wm. Hayes, esq. grandson of Gen. Fawcett, of Wealdstone-house, Harrow Weald, to Miss Halfpenny.

The Rev. H. L. Biden, of Risley, near Derby, to Miss Weller,, of Suffolk-place, Hackney-road.

9. Major Gen. Robert Douglas, to Mary, daughter of William Packer, esq. formerly of Charlotte-street, Bloomsbury.

J. W. M'Auley, esq. to Frances, dau. of the late William Ridgeway, esq. of Harcourt-street, barrister-at-law.

Capt. Charles Cunliffe Owen, R. N. to Mary Peckwell, dau. of Mr. Serjeant Blosset, of Lamb's Conduit-place.

Thomas Cockayne, esq. of Icklefordhouse, Herts, to Marian Amelia, dau. of the late Geo. Edwards, esq. of Lynd, Norfolk, and of Wimpole-street.

10. Michael Clayton, esq. of Lincoln's Inn, to Eliza, daughter of the late David Mitchell, esq.

At Edinburgh, Robert Haig, jun. esq. of Dublin, to Eliza, dau. of Geo. Chalmers, esq. of Westcombe-house, Somersetshire.

11. The Hon. Edward Cust, M. P. Equerry to his Royal Highness Prince Leopold, to Mary Anne, dau. of the late L. W. Boode, esq.

John Reid, M. D. of Grenville-street, Brunswick-square, to Elizabeth Jesser, dau. of William Sturch, esq. of Southampton-street, Bloomsbury-square.

13. Charles Potts, esq. of Chester, to Emma, dau. of J. Towers Lawrence, esq. of Ballsall-hill, near Birmingham.

Mr. Sidgwick, cornfactor of Mark-lane, to Jane, daughter of John Keen, esq. of Croydon.

15. At Leamington Spa, Mr. Robert Carter, of Judd-street, Brunswick-square, to Miss Eliza Starey, of Leamington.

16. H. Wright, esq. of Manchester, to Maria, dau. of Marston Buzzard, esq. of Lutterworth.

17. Mr. John W. Scrivenor, of the firm of Farren and Scrivenor, solicitors, of King's Arms-yard, to Frances Anna, dau. of John Williams, esq. Commissioner of his Majesty's Customs.

18. Lieut.-col. Thomas Watkin Foster, to Miss Judith Smyth, dau. of the Rev. Chas. John Smyth, of Norwich.

At St. Mary's, Rotherhithe, Mr. George Bainbridge, timber merchant, to Susan, only dau. of J. Mews, esq.

James Cruikshank, esq. to the Right Hon. Lady Anne Carnegie, daughter of the Earl of Northesk.

20. James Smith, esq. of his Majesty's Customs, to Eliza, daughter of Thomas Edgeley, esq. of Essex-street, Strand.

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OBITUARY.

SIR G. O. PAUL, Bart. Dec. 16. At Hill House, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, Sir George Onesiphorus Paul, Bart. who succeeded his father Sir Onesiphorus, Sept. 21, 1774. This worthy Baronet was highly distinguished by his philanthropic exertions for the reform of prisons, and in other concerns of a patriotic nature. The active part he took in the regulation of the County Gaol of Gloucester, rendered that prison an example worthy of being followed in all similar establishments. He was the author of the following publications :Considerations on the Defects of Prisons, 8vo, 1784. Proceedings of the Grand Juries, Magistrates, &c. of the county of Gloucester, for a General Reform of the Prisons of that County, 8vo, 3d edit. 1808. Doubts concerning the Expediency and Propriety of immediately proceeding to provide a Lunatic Asylum for the County of Gloucester, 8vo. 1813. Sir G. O. Paul also contributed some communications to the Transactions of the Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture.

HENRY CLARKE, Esq.

Dec. 31. In his 84th year, Henry Clarke, Esq. many years an eminent stationer in Gracechurch-street, a gentleman who will be long remembered with the highest respect, as an uniform example of the greatest integrity, and most extensive and unaffected benevolence. He was the second son of Henry Clarke, Esq. of King-street, Cheapside, an eminent Whalebone Merchant, and was born in King-street, in August 1737. He entered into business early in life, and continued in the same until his death (the unusually long period of nearly seventy years in one house). He was no meddler in Politics, further than the supporting the Laws and Religion of this country, as he found them on his entry into life. He was, indeed, a steady believer in the truths of Christianity; and his heart was "open as day to melting Charity." He was a Governor of Christ's Hospital; of Bridewell and Bethlem, of St. Luke's, the Lying in Hospital, and many other of the noble Institutions of this great metropolis; and his private elemosynary gifts were frequent, and sometimes even princely. His loss to the publick will be deeply felt; but to the many private participants of his bounty, it will be irreparable. They can only unite in the hope that he is gone to receive his reward.

Such, however, was his own personal frugality, and so honourable and successful was he in business, that he accumulated a considerable fortune, of which the greater part is bequeathed to an elder brother, his partner in trade.

He was the Father of the Company of Stationers, consisting of 500 members; having been admitted on the Livery in May 1759. He was also a Freeman (by patrimony) of the Company of Mercers; and was buried on the 8th of January in the Chapel of that magnificent Hall.

Of this truly-amiable and charitable man, we subjoin another character, as received from a Correspondent:

"When the Great perform actions either in the field, or the senate, we contemplate such characters with admiration; but as the opportunity is to the few, we can only view them at a distance. It is in the less remote sphere of life, that we can ensure imitation by example-when Virtue stands conspicuous, and shews forth like a star of the brightest magnitude, to guide erring man to happiness.

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"When the means are coupled with the inclination, when the heart glows with sympathy for the distresses of others, and the hand is ever ready to relievethe loss of such a character is not only severely felt, but not easily replaced, and such was Henry Clarke !

"Every action of this good man's life was marked by benevolence. The application of the poor was never in vainthe public charities in London, as well as many in the country, received his liberal support; and in private charity, it might well be said, that the one hand knew not what the other did.'

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Unsophisticated by the age in which he lived, his manners were an index to his heart-he was hospitable, a sincere friend, and indefatigable in his exertions to promote indigent worth :-in imitation of his Great Master, he went about doing good.'

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"One anecdote may suffice to elucidate the character of this worthy man. person, whom misfortune had reduced, and who had a large family, applied to him for a presentation to Christ's Hospital for his son; it unfortunately happened Mr. Clarke's presentation was a freeman's, and the person applying was not free of the city. Mr. Clarke immediately purchased the freedom for him, and gave him the presentation!-Ex uno disce omnes.”

WILLIAM

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