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The Proceedings against the Queen were resumed on Monday, August 28, and continued until Saturday the 9th inst. The time was principally occupied in the examination of the following witnesses: Guiseppe Bianchi, door-keeper of the Grand Bretagne Inn, Venice ;-Paolo Ragazzoni, mason at the Villa d'Este ;-Gerolamo Mejani, superintendant of the gardens of the Princess ;-Paolo Oggioni, under-cook to the Princess;-Louisa Dumont, femme de chambre to the Princess;

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Luigi Galdini, mason at the Villa d'Este ;-Allessandro Finetti, ornamental painter at the Villa d'Este;- Domenico Brusa, mason at the Villa d'Este ;-Antonio Bianchi, inhabitant of Como ;-Giovanni Lucini, white-washer at Villa d'Este;-Carlo Rancatti, confectioner to the Princess ;-Francesco Cassina, mason at the Villa d'Este;-Guiseppe Rastelli, superintendant to the stables of the Prineess;-Guiseppe Galli, waiter at the Crown Inn, Barlisina; -Guiseppe Del Orto, baker to the Princess;-Guiseppe Gugiari, boatman on the Lake of Como; -Guiseppe Sacchi, equerry and courier to the Princess.

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Madamoiselle Dumont was the prineipal and most important of these witnesses. This lady, in virtue of her calling, was supposed to have been better acquainted with the terms on which her royal Mistress and her Chamberlain lived together; accordingly her testimony was fuller and more particular than that of former witnesses, and tended to prove that her Royal mistress had been guilty of much unbecoming levity and indecent familiarity with her courier Bergami. As to the rest of the witnesses, none of them displayed any thing novel in the catalogue of charges against her Majesty. Some were not at all cross-examined, and others but very slightly.

On Thursday, the 7th, the case for the prosecution closed with the summing up

of the Solicitor General; the next day Mr. Brougham made his election to adjourn for a short interval; and it was ultimately resolved, that further proceedings should be adjourned to the 3d of October.

Her Majesty did not attend the House for the last few days of the proceedings, except on Friday, when she had a consultation with her legal advisers as to the time which she might require to prepare for her defence.

With regard to the nature of the proceedings before the House, it may be necessary to state, that every Bill as it passes either House of Parliament, comes to its second reading, and upon that stage in a Committee of the whole House, or by reference, they are bound to see its preamble well proved; and alterations are frequently made according to the result of their deliberation upon the testimony received (on oath before the Lords); this is the present stage of the Bill of Pains and Penalties. Their next step will be a third reading, on which the whole Bil will be debated, and clauses altered or rejected, or added; and after which it will, on motion, be either passed or thrown out. If it be passed, and sent to the Commons, the same forms will be observed.

Numerous Addresses have been presented to the Queen from different parts of the country; but our confined limits prevent their insertion. Suitable Answers to them all have been returned.

The Warwickshire Advertiser of August 26, says, "We are authorized to state, that from the sixth of last July, the Answers to the several Addresses were written entirely, and solely, by a learned and ingenious Clergyman who once held the Curacy of Harbury, in this county, and who was recommended to her Majesty by the resident Minister of Hatton."



GAZETTE PROMOTIONS, &c. Aug. 22. The Bishop of Llandaff to be Dean and a Canon Residentiary of St. Paul's, vice Tomline, promoted to the See of Winchester.

Aug. 26. Royal East India Volunteers -W. Astell, esq. to be Colonel; W. Wigram, esq. to be Lieut.-colonel ; and G. Raikes, esq. to be Major.

To be Captains-H. Johnson, S. S. Cancellor, C. Mortimer, J. Peppercorne, G. Collard, W. Evans, W. Young, E. Leslie, G. Medley, and C. Wheeler, esqrs. Sept. 2.

4th Foot-Brevet Lieut.-col. Anwell to be Major; and Col. M'Combe to be Lieut..colonel.

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64th colonel. Sept. 5. Mr. Harvey Strong, to be Consul at Glasgow for the United States of America.

-Colonel Burrows to be Lieut.

Sept. 9. 33d Foot-Major Phillott, from half-pay, to be Major.

37th Ditto-Capt. Bruce to be Major. 2 West India Reg.- Major Burke to be Lieat.-colonel.

Royal Regiment of Artillery-Brevet Colonel and Lieut.-col. Dickenson to be Colonel; Brevet Lieut.-col. and Major Leake to be Lieut.-colonel; and Brevet Major and Capt. Farrington to be Major.

Royal London Militia-Col. Sir C. S. Hunter, bart. and Alderman, to be CoIonel; Lieut..-col. J. J. Smith, Alderman, to be Lieut.-colonel; Capt. V. Russell to be Major; Capt. J. Tatham to be Adjutant; Captain lieut. J. Deans to be Paymaster; W. H. Box, Geat. to be Surgeon; and Capt. J. E. Despard to be Quarter


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Rev. Thomas Calvert, B.D. Norrisian Professor of Divinity in the University of Cambridge, Winslow or Wimslow R. diocese of Chester.

Rev. Thomas Schreiber, Bradwell near the sea R. Essex.

Rev. Thomas Wynne, St. Nicholas V. in Hereford.

Rev. Charles Kendrick Prescot, Stockport R. vice his late father.

Thomas Turner Roe, M.A.* Benington R. Lincolnshire.

Rev. W. Crabtree, Checkendon R. Oxon. Rev. J. Johnson, Fellow of Magdalen College, to the donative of Sandford, near Oxford.

Rev. James Rudge, D.D. of Limehouse, to be chaplain to Prince Leopold.

Rev. John Holmes, A. M. Saint Nicholas R. with All Saints annexed, in Southelmham, Suffolk,

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Wm. Rendall, esq. of New Windsor, Berks, to Frances-Anne, daughter of the late Richard Grape, esq.

Rev. Robert Earle, to Eliza, daughter of the late Rev. Miles Cooper, both of Wateringbury, Kent.

Chas. Waring, esq. of Maida Hill, to Catherine, dau. of Thos. Dollman, esq. of Upper Charlotte-street, Fitzroy-square.

8. E. V. Fox, esq. son of Wm. Fox, esq. of Statham Lodge, near Warrington, to Anne, daughter of J. S. Daintry, esq. of Foden Bank, near Manchester.

John Hope, esq. of the 89th regiment, to Helen, daughter of the late Geo. Bogue, esq. of Woodhall.

Mr. John Taylor, merchant, of Leith, to Jane, daughter of Wm. Lamont, esq. Comptrolling Surveyor of his Majesty's Customs, Leith.

9. Lieut. col. Sloper, to CharlotteAnne, daughter of the Rev. Jas. Bernard, Rector of Combeflory, Somersetshire.

Thos. Edward, son of Thos. Bligh, esq. of Brittas, in Ireland, to Sophia, daughter of the late Wm. Eversfield, esq. of Denne Park and Catsfield, Sussex.

10. Lieut. Alex. Campbell, of the 77th regiment, to Catherine, daughter of Dr. J. M'Dougal, late of Cragganach.

Wm. Small, esq. of Weymouth, to Catharine-Frances, dau. of the Rev. Charles Coxwell, of Ablington House, Gloucester.

Jas. Sidney, esq. to Sacharissa, daughter of the late Richard Harvest, esq. of Shepperton, Middlesex.

Rev. Rob. Taylor Hunt, to Miss Jones, niece of the late Thomas Jones, esq. both of Kennington.

12. Charles Kobb Young, esq. of Burton Crescent, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Jas. Hay, esq. of Sloane-street.

Charles Soames, esq. of Newington Green, son of Henry Soames, esq. of Broadfield House, Herts, to Jane, dau. of Stephen Cattley, esq. of Clapham.

14. John Phillips, esq. of Hanburyhall, Worcestershire, to the niece of the late John Weir, esq. of Broughton Hall, Hanbury.

15. Major-gen. Sir Geo. Townshend Walker, K.C.B. to Helen, daughter of the late Alex. Caldcleugh, esq. of Broad Green House, Surrey.

17. Capt. T. W. Carter, R. N. to Harriet-Jane, daughter of Admiral Sir Archibald Dickson, bart.

Henry Metcalfe, esq. of Hill-street, Berkeley-square, to Frances-Jane, daughter of Martin, Whish, esq. late one of his Majesty's Commissioners of the Board of Excise.

21. At Paris, Earl Poulett, of Hinton St. George, to Charlotte, daughter of the Hon. Mrs. Portman, and niece of Lord Dormer, of Grove Park, Warwickshire. GENT. MAG. Sept. 1820.

Hereditary Prince of Lucca to the Princess Maria Theresa of Savoy.

23. Lieut.-col. B. Sealy, of the Bombay Army, to the daughter of the late Major J. Byers.

At La Columbiere, Jersey, Major W. Mackay, of the 68th Light Infantry, to Margaret, only child of Robert Mackay, esq. of Hedgefold, Inverness, N.B.

24. Charles Oxley, esq. of Ripon, to Miss Waddilove, daughter of the Very Rev. the Dean of Ripon.

25. The Hon. and Rev. Henry Bridgeman, son of the Earl of Bradford, to Louisa, daughter of the Hon. John Bridgeman Simpson, of Babworth, Nottinghamshire.

26. J. W. C. Robinson, esq. son of G. Robinson, esq. of Hendon Lodge, Collector of the Customs at Sunderland, to Frances Anne, relict of John Berkeley, M.D. daughter of the late Sir James, sister to the present Sir Wm. Pennyman, bart. of Ormsby Hall, Cleveland, and niece of the Right Hon. the late Earl Grey of Howick, Northumberland.

28. Lieut.-col. Hulse, of Cossington, Leicestershire, to Frances, dau. of the late John Minyer, esq. of Sinsom, Berkshire.

Sept. 2. Wm. Kershaw, esq. of London, to Miss Louisa-Charlotte Durand, daughter of the Very Reverend the Dean of Guernsey.

4. Sir Chas. Ogle, bart. of Worthy, Hampshire, to Letitia, daughter of Sir William Burroughs, bart.

7. James Manning, esq. of Paperbuildings, Barrister at Law, to Clarissa, daughter of the late Wm. Palmer, esq. of Kimbolton.

Robt. Hinrichs, son of Sam. R. Gunnell, esq. of the House of Commons, to Harriet, daughter of the late Rev. John Lott Phillips, of Hale.

11. Wm. Philip Honywood, esq. M.P. of Mark's Hall, to Priscilla, daughter of Chas. Hanbury, esq. of Sloe Farm, both in Essex.

Major Weyland, of Woodstock House, Oxfordshire, to Lady Johnstone, mother of Sir Fred. George Johnstone, bart. a minor.

14. Capt. Albert Goldsmid, of the 12th Royal Lancers, to Caroline, daughter of the late Daniel Birkett, esq.

16. Lord Frederick Bentinck, to Lady Mary Lowther, daughter of the Earl and Countess of Lonsdale.

William, son of the Rev. John Minithorpe, late of Bolton Hall, near York, deceased, to Eliza, daughter of the late Thomas Pomeroy, esq. of Hackney, in the county of Middlesex.

19. Mr. Geo. Pearse, of Peckham Rye, to Elizabeth, daughter of Apsley Pellat, esq. of the Terrace, Camberwell.



SIR HOME RIGGS POPHAM, K. C.B. Sept. 11. At Cheltenham, Admiral Sir Home Riggs Popham, K.C.B. He had but recently returned from his command on the Jamaica station, where he had lost his daughter and his health.

This distinguished Officer was born in Ireland about the year 1762. His father, by two or three marriages, acquired a numerous family. The boys were obliged to seek their fortunes. The eldest son, now General Popham, distinguished himself in the East Indies. Home Popham entered as a Midshipman into the British Navy. During the American war he attained the rank of Lieutenant. In consequence of the peace be was induced to turn his thoughts to the East, where his elder brother had been so successful. He visited most parts of India, and evincing a genius for nautical topography, was appointed at the special recommendation of Marquis Cornwallis, one of the Committee sent in 1788 to survey New Harbour, in the River Hoogly, which had been represented by Mr. Lacam as a proper place for a dock-yard. He also appears to have commanded a country ship, and being bound from Bengal to Bombay in 1791, during a tempestuous monsoon, he was obliged to bear up for the Straits of Malacca, and anchor at Pulo Pinang, now called Prince of Wales's Island. This event led to the discovery and survey of the Southern passage, or outlet, which induced him to think that the great desideratum of a marine yard might be effectually obtained there. In 1791 a chart was engraved and published, and Lieutenant Popham received in consequence the thanks of the Government, a piece of plate was presented him by the Governor General in Council, and the Court of Directors recommended him in strong terms to the Admiralty. About this period Lieutenant Popham, who had acted as a free trader in that quarter of the world, was appointed to the command of the Etrusco, an Imperial East Indiaman, and on his return to Ostend this vessel was seized by an English frigate, and made prize of. The loss of the Commander was great, but it had the effect of restoring him to the service in which he had been bred, and opening him the way to fame and fortune. The French Revolution brought the war into Holland. In 1794 Pichegru laid siege to Nimeguen. The Duke of York was able to throw in supplies from

his camp at Arnheim. Two strong batteries were erected on the left and right line of defence, and these were so effectually secured by the enemy's artillerists, that they at length destroyed one of the boats that supported the bridge of communication. Lieut. Popham having repaired thither from Ostend, immediately repaired the damage, and protracted the fate of the town. Through the representations of his Royal Highness the Commander-in-Chief, he first obtained the rank of Master and Commander, and shortly after that of a Post Captain in the British Navy. About the same time, having been properly authorized, he organized the fishermen of Flanders into a body for the defence of their own towns, which proved very useful in the defence of Nimeguen. The scheme was afterwards adopted on a large scale in England.

In 1795, Captain Popham was acting as naval agent for British transports on the Continent, and under his inspection were the British troops, which had been serving in Holland, embarked and escorted home by the Dædalus and Amphion frigates. Some time after, his talents and enterprize induced Government to appoint him to the command of an expedition against Maritime Flanders. The armament was collected in the spring of 1798, in Margate Roads. This flotilla, consisting of 25 vessels of small draught of water, sailed from the coast of Kent 14th May, and appeared off Ostend on the 19th. The landing was deferred in consequence of the wind being boisterous, but intelligence was received that the force in the neighbouring garrisons was trifling. General Coote proposed an immediate debarkation, notwithstanding the surf, and Captain Popham gave the necessary directions. The troops being landed, together with a body of sailors, and the necessary implements of destruction, they marched to the sluice-gates and blew them up. It was determined then to re-embark, but this was impossible from the roughness of the sea. In the morning Major-gen. Coote found himself completely surrounded, and was obliged to capitulate.

The Emperor Paul having shewn himself disposed to join in the attempt to drive the French out of Holland, provided he received a subsidy, agreed to furnish Great Britain 17,, with six ships, five frigates, and two transports. Capt. Popham superintended the embarkation

embarkation of the troops, in quality of British Commissary. The Emperor visited him on board the Nile lugger, and afterwards brought the Empress and family to inspect the vessel. The latter visit was unexpected—there were accordingly no suitable refreshments prepared; but the Imperial Family insisted on faring with the crew, and were accordingly served with sult beef and biscuit. After visiting the ports of Cronstadt and Revel, and travelling 600 miles within the polar circle, Captain' Popham took leave of their Majesties, after receiving from the Emperor a gold snuff-box set with diamonds, and a large picture of the donor; and from the Empress a diamond ring. The Emperor also bestowed on him the Cross of Malta, and it is said he is the only Knight of the Order whose promotion was formally recognized at the Court of St. James's.

On his return to England he sought retirement from illness and hard labour at his house at Weybridge; but on his recovery he again sought for active service. He repaired to Holiand, where the Duke of York had taken the command, and rendered great and essential service to the army. Being intrusted, along with Captain Godfrey, with the command of three gun-boats stationed on the canal of Alkmaar, they protected the flanks of the Anglo-Russians, and so annoyed the advancing columns of the Gallo-Batavian army as to acquire praise in the dispatches of the Commander in Chief for their spirited and judicious conduct. In 1798 he organized the corps of sea fencibles at home, the men having protections from the impress, to which they were before subject. A Post Captain, with a certain number of Commanders and Lieutenants were appointed for a certain portion of coast with liberal allowances. The men were to receive one shilling each muster; they generally occurred on Sunday, and interfered little with their usual occupation. England was divided into districts, and Sir Home nominated to the command from Beachy Head to Deal, which he held until 1800. In 1800, being appointed to the command of an important expedition, be sailed on the 5th December for the East Indies with a powerful squadron. After rendering numerous services both of a political and military character in the affairs of the East, he repaired to Calcutta to have an interview with the Governor-General in person. He visited the Marquis Wellesley, and at his Lordship's particular request, accompanied him in his journey to Oude, in the course:

of which he pointed out the advantages · which would accrue from a commercial intercourse between India and Arabia. His Excellency had planned an expedition, which was to be effected by the troops about to be embarked for the Red Sea. The whole direction was to have been conferred on Sir Home, but the orders were countermuanded.

On the 14th November, Sir Home repaired on board the Romney, to depart for the Red Sea, but was called back by an express from the Vice-President in Council, in consequence of a dispatch received from England, intimating a strong suspicion that the French had sent an expedition against the Portuguese settlement of Macao, with a view of interrupting the China trade. Sir Home suggested the necessity of sending an engineer to survey and repair the works. He offered his services for the convoy of troops and transports, and insisted on the propriety of taking possession of the Mauritius. The necessary dispositions for the former measures were made, but arriving at Prince of Wales's Island on the 20th of December, 1802, he found Admiral Rainier, who directed the Arrogant and Orpheus to proceed to Macao with the Indiamen. In 1803 he sailed into the Red Sea, and in March anchored in the harbour of Suez. His arrangements for preventing the plague, which was raging in Alexandria, from communicating with the harbour of Suez and the shipping, were highly spirited and judicious.

The Commodore being nominated Ambassador to the States of Arabia, entered into a regular correspondence with the Viceroy of Egitto, then residing at Cairo, respecting an interchange of commodities with the India Company's settlement across the Desert, on paying stipulated duties; but in consequence of violent changes which occurred in the infidel government, the treaty failed. He accepted an invitation of the Pacha of Egypt to visit Cairo. His Holiness sent an officer of his household, with a troop of dromedaries, and many led horses to Suez, and they agreed to terms favourable to the English, respecting the tariff of customs to be paid in the dominions of the Porte on the coast of the Red Sea, so as to secure among the rest a monopoly of the coffee trade. He also made a journey to Tais for the same purpose, and incurred great peril and fatigue. At length be returned to England with the approbation of the Governor-General of Bengal. On his arrival he found a new Ministry, and à new Board of Admiralty. Soon after a Court of Inquiry was instituted to inves

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