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Mr Henry Thomson will soon publish, and Misery are produced or prevented by Remarks on the Conduct of a Nursery ; in- our present system of prison discipline ; by tended to give information to young mo- Thomas Fowell Buxton, Esq. M. P. thers, and those likely to become such. Reports of Cases Tried in the Jury Court,
Mr A. T. Thomson has in the press, in an from the Institution of the Court in 1815, octavo volume, the London Dispensatory; to the sittings at Edinburgh ending in containing the Elements and Practice of March 1818. Materia Medica and Pharmacy, with a tran- Mr Brydson, Edinburgh, is preparing for slation of the London, Edinburgh, and immediate publication, in 4to, a new work Dublin Pharmacopoeias.
on Distinctions of Rank, as belonging to The Rev. Fred. Nolan is preparing a the Governments of Modern Europe, and Grammatical Analysis (on a plan altogether derived from the Political and Military Innew) of the French, Italian, Spanish, stitutions of the Feudal System. A part of Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and Syriac Lan- this treatise, under the title of Heraldry, guages, with a Classed Vocabulary; to be was formerly laid before the public, and printed in a duodecimo volume.
met with a favourable reception. The preThe third edition of the late Dr Saunders' sent publication will include, 1. An historiTreatise on Diseases of the Eye, with a short cal deduction of the feudal system, in its account of his life by Dr Farre, will soon territorial structure, and distinctive military appear.
constitution termed Chivalry the former The fifth edition of the History of the consisting of fiefs, or feudal possessions in British West Indies, by Bryan Edwards, land, the latter of incorporeal fiefs, or feudal continued to the present time, in four octavo possessions in dignity, rank, and precedence. volumes, with a quarto one of maps and 2. A view of the government of the British plates, is expected early in next month. kingdoms, ir. reference to the general de
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1. CIVIL. His Grace the Duke of Gordon, Robert Viscount Melville, the Right Hon. Archibald Colquhoun, Lord Register; the Right Hon. Alexander Maconochie, Lord Advocate ; and the Right Hon. David Boyle, Lo stice Clerk-are appointed Commissioners for keeping the Crown and Regalia of Scotland, by a warrant issued under the sign manual, and commission expede under the Great Seal of Scotland.
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IJI. MILITARY. 2 L. Gd. Major Hon. H. E. Irby to be Major and Lieut.-Col.
23d June 1818 2 D. G. Lieut. A. Bolton, from h. p. 23 Dr. to be Lieut. vice Goate, dead
6th August 5 Lieut. W. Hodgson, from 22 Dr. to be
Lieut. vice Higginbotham, ex. 230 July 6 Lieut. J. W. Dunn, from h. P. 40 F. to be Lieut. vice Walker, ex. rec. diff.
30th do. 7L. Dr. Lieut. I. Seymour, from 25 Dr. to be Lt. vice Custance, ex.
16th do. 9 Assist. Surg. E. Burton, from 12 F. to be
Assist. Surg. vice Knox, h. p. 23d do. 11 Lt. T. B. Wall, from h. p. 23 Dr. to be Lt.
vice Sicker, ex. rec. diff. 30th do. Lt. J. Lynam, from 33 F. to be Lieut. vice Stopford, ex.
13th Aug. 20 Lt. W. H. Smith, from h. p. 103 F. to be
Lt. vice Scott, ex. rec. diff. 30th July 22
Lt. H. Higginbotham, from 5 Dr. Gds. to be Lieut.
vice Hodgson, ex. 23d do. 25 Lt. N. Custance, from 7 L. Dr. to be Lt. vice Seymour, ex.
16th do. Gr. Gds. Lord John Bentinck to be Ens. & Lt. by
purch. vice Swann, 98 F.
Lt. G. Mathias, from h. p. to be Lt. vice
23d do. J. M'Gregor to be Ens. vice Mainwaring, prom.
30th do. 3 Lt. J. S. Hughes, from h. p. to be Lt. vice Moore, ex. rec. diff.
II. ECCLESIASTICAL. The Right Honoural le Lord Napier has presented Mr John Bennet, preacher of the Gospel, to the church and parish of Ettrick, vacant by the death of the late Rev. Charles Paton.
The Magistrate and Town Council of Dumbarton have presented Mr William Jaffray, preacher of the Gospel at Stirling, to the church and parish of Dumbarton, vacant by the death of the Rev. James Oliphant.
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9 F. Capt. H. Hill, from h. p. 14 F. to be Capt. Med. Dep. Dep. Ins. of Local Rank A. West, Dep. vice Hackett, ex. rec. diff.
Ins. by Brevet
Dr J. vackenzie, from h. p. to be Phys. rison, cash.
to the forces, vice Bancroft, ex. Ens. F. P. Clarkson, from h. p. 32 F. to
13th Aug. be Ens. vice Watkins
Staff Surg. E. Doughty, from h. p. to 12 Ass. Surg. J. Ligertwood, from h. p. to be
be Surg. to the Forces
do. Ass. Surg. vice Burton, 9 Dr. do.
Hosp. Nate R. Melin to be Ass. Surg. 13 Tho. Jervis to be Ens. by purch. vice El
to the Forces derton, ret.
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Apothecary to the Forces, vice Lyons, beil, 1 Life Gds.
do. 23 Ens. G. F. Morden, from h. p. 14 F. to be
J.Perkins to be Hosp. Mate to the Forces 2d Lieut. vice Poe, ex. rec. dift. do.
30th July 24 Lt. T. F. Smith to be Adj. vice Brook
Ass. Surg. J. Campbell, M.D. from h.p. sbank, rec. Adj. only
7 W.I.R. to be Supernum. Ass. Surg. 26 Capt. A. C. Drawater, from h. p. 62 F. to
in India, vice Ligertwood, cancelled be Capt. vice Addison, ex. rec. diff. do.
23d do. 27 Bt. Lt.-Col. J. Hare to be Major by purch. R. Art. Gent. Cadet R. C. Smyth to be 2d Lt. vice vice Sparrow, ret.
8th do. Lieut. R. Handcock to be Capt. by purch.
S. A. Severne to be 2d Lieut. vice Cotton, prom..
do. Ens. W. B. Buchannan to be Lt. by purch.
J. Hollingworth to be 2d Lt. vice Jago, prom.
do. 32 Bt. Major G. Elliot, from h. p. 60 F. to be
C. W. Wingfield to be 2d Lt. Capt. vice Wallet, ex. rec. diff. 230 July
vice Palmer, prom.
do, 33 Lt. T. Stopford, from 13 Dr. to be Lieut.
A. Tulloch to be 2d Lt, vice vice Lynam, ex.
do. 40 Lt. G. Hibbert, from h. p. 41 F. to be Lt.
J. S. Farrell to be 2d Lt. vice vice Lt. Gorman, ex.
do. H. Master to be Ens, by purch. vice Cor
S. W. May to be 2d Lt. vice bet, ret.
do. 45 Capt. R. Houghton, from i. p. 3 F. to be
G. P. Horwood to be 2d Lt. Capt. vice Stewart, ex. rec. diff. 23d do.
vice Somerville, prom.
do. 52 Maj. Sir J. M. Tylden, from h. p. 3 F. to
J. M. Tylden, h. p. 3 F. 53 Paym. R. Monk, from h. p. Brunsw. Hus. Capt. Addison, from 26 F. rec. diff. with Captain to be Paym. vice Sherwood, ex.
Drawwater, h. p. 62 F. 58 Ens. F. J. Ranie to be Lieut. vice Rolfe,
Wallet, from 32 F. rec. diff. with Bt. Major dead
Elliott, h. p. 60 F
Stewart, from 45 F. rec. diff. with Captain 60 Quar. Mast. Howsman superseded, being
Houghton, h. p. 3 F. absent without leave
Hackett, from 9 F. rec. diff. with Capt. Hill, 64 Ens. A. J. M.Pherson, from 2 W. I. R. to
h. p. 14 F. be Ens. vice Moriarty, ex.
Lieut. Walker, from 6 Dr. Gds. rec. diff. with Lieut. 67 Ass. Surg. M. W. Kenny to be Surg. vice
Dunn, h. p. 40 F.
Sicker, from 11 Dr. rec. diff. with Lieut. 73 Ens. J. Atkinson to be Lt. vice M'Connell,
Wall, h. p. 23 Dr. dead
Stopford, from 13 Dr. with Lieut. Lynam,
Scott, from 20 Dr. rec. diff. with Lt. Smith, 76 Ens. H. Wood to be Lieut. by purch. vice
h. p. 103 F. Daniell, 99 F.
Hodgson, 22 Dr. with Lieut. Higginbotham,
5 Dr. Gds.
Seymour, 25 Dr. with Lt. Custance, 7 Dr. Geo. Stephens to be Qua. Mast. vice Bam
Vallancey, from 1 F. rec. diff. with Lt. Ma. borough, res.
thias, h. p. 80 E. Nixon to be Ass. Surg. vice Nicholls,
Moore, from 3 F. rec. diff. with Lt. Hughes, prom.
h. p. 31 Surg. W. Cogan, from 97 F. to be Surg.
Gorman, from 40 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. vice Schooles, dead
Hibbert, h. p. 41 F.
Cleghorn, from 52 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. ley, dead
Montagu, h. p.
Keen, from 97 F. with Lieut. Bradish, h. p. Lord W. F. Montagu to be Ens.
Potts, from R. Y. Ran. with Lt. O'Grady, 87 Ens. J. Cates, from 60 F. to be Ens. vice
h. p. 87 F. Baylee, prom.
2d Lieut. Poe, from 23 F. rec. dift with Ens. Mor. 90 Corn. S. W Popham, from h. p. 13 Dr. to
den, h. p. 14 F. be Ens. vice Bayley, ex. rec. diff. do, Ens. Moriarty, 64 F.with Ens. M'Pherson, 2 W.I.R. 97 Lt. R. Bradish, from h. p. to be Lieut. vice
M'Donald, from 76 F. with Ens. Tinling, h.p. Keen, ex.
14 F. Surg. H. Cowen, from h. p. 73 F. to be Bayley, from 90 F. rec. diff. with Cornet PopSurg. vice Cogan, 81 F.
do. ham, h. p. 13 Dr. 98 Lt. F. D. Swann, from Gren. Gds. to be Paym. Sherwood, from 53 F. with Paym. Monk, Capt. by purch. vice Lidwell, ret.
h. p. Brunsw. Hus. 16th do.
Resignations and Retirements. 99 Lt. C. Daniell, from 76 F. to be Capt. by purch. vice Burke, ret.
Major Sparrow, 27th F.
Capt. Lídwell, 98 F. 2 W. I. R. Ens. W. L. P. Moriarty, from 64 F. to
Burke, 99 F. be Ens. vice M‘Pherson, ex. 16th do.
Ensign Elderton, 13 F. R.Af.Cor. Lieut. W. Gray to be Capt. vice Leman,
Corbit, 40 F. dead
Quart. Master Bamborough, 76 F.
Appointments Cancelled. R.Y.Ran. Lt. S. O'Grady, from h. p. 87 F. to be Supernum. Ass. Surg. in India, Ligertwood Lt. vice Platt, ex.
Dep. Ass. Commis. Gen. Bowman, having declined Staff. Col. J. Macdonald, h. p. 1 Gar. Bn. to
to proceed upon Foreign Service.
Cashiered. to proceed on Foreign Service.
Licut. Harrison, 9 F.
Burhamputa River, at a breadth of two in which the cow-tree yields the greatest miles, that the channel seemed full ; nor was quantity of milk. When this fluid is exthe end of the line perceptible, although posed to the air, perhaps, in consequence of they had been some time passing. A the absorption of the oxygen of the atinosboat, going down the river, was obliged to phere, its surface becomes covered with put about, as it was impossible to get by membranes of a substance that appears to them ; and it was a considerable time be- be of a decided animal nature, yellowish, fore the line had left the jungles of the thready, and of a cheesy consistence. These eastern side, whilst the jungles on the west- membranes, when separated from the more ern side prevented their course being traced aqueous part of the fluid, are almost as by the eye.
elastic as caoutchouc; but at the same time The people of the country say, that the they are as much disposed to become putrid rhinoceros is much an overmatch for the as gelatine. The natives give the name of elephant, as the former being very nimble, cheese to the coagulum, which is separated gets round the elephant, makes his attack by the contact of the air ; in the course of in the same manner as the wild boar, and five or six days it becomes sour. The milk, rips up the belly of his antagonist.
kept for some time in a corked phial, had Gas Lights. --By the list of the Local deposited a little coagulum, and still exhalActs, it appears, that legal powers were ob- ed its balsamic odour. If the recent juice tained, in the last session Parliament, to be mixed with cold water, the coagulum is light with gas
formed in small quantity only; but the seBath, Liverpool,
paration of the viscid membranes occurs Leeds, Edinburgh,
when it is placed in contact with nitric acid. Nottingham, Worcester,
This remarkable tree seems to be peculiar Oxford,
Kidderminster, to the Cordilliere du Littoral, especially Sheffield,
Brighthelmstone. from Barbula to the lake of Maracaybo. ten of the most considerable and most in- There are likewise some traces of it near the telligent cities and towns in the empire. village of San Mateo ; and, according to
Gas Light Apparatus. Mr Mair, of the account of M. Bredmeyer, in the valley Kelso, has, by a simple process, construct- of Caucagua, three days journey to the east ed an apparatus which produces gas suf- of the Caraccas. This naturalist has like. ficient to supply ten different burners, the wise described the vegetable milk of the cow. fame of each far surpassing that of the tree as possessing an agreeable flavour and largest candle, and which completely il- an aromatic odour; the natives of Caucagua luminate his shop, work-shop, and dwel- call it the milk-tree. ling-house, with the most pure pellucid
New Researches on Heat.-MM. Dulong brightness, the cost of which is only about and Petit have lately given to the world a three. pence per night.. Wax cloth bags Memoir on Heat, which gained the prize, have been invented, which, when inflated. medal for 1818, of the Academy of Sciences. with gas, are removed at pleasure from place The title of the paper is, “ On the Measure to place, and when ignited, they answer all of Temperatures, and on the Laws of the the purposes of candles. By this process, Communication of Heat." it would seem that any person, with bags as Law 1. If the cooling of a body placed above prepared, may be furnished with gas in a vacuum terminated by a medium abfrom the coal-pits, and apply the gas so solutely deprived of heat, or of the power of procured to whatever number of tubes for radiating, could be observed, the velocity of lights he has occasion for.
cooling would decrease in a geometrical proCow Tree.-M. Humboldt and his com- gression, whilst the temperature diminished, panions, in the course of their travels, heard in an arithmetical progression. an account of a tree which grows in the 2. For the same temperature of the bounvalleys of Aragua, the juice of which is a dary of the vacuum in which a body isnourishing milk, and which, from that cir- placed, the velocity of cooling for the excess cumstance, has received the name of the of temperature, in arithmetical progression, cow-tree. The tree in its general aspect re- will decrease, as the terms of geometrical sembles the chrysophyllum cainito; its leavės progression diminished by a constant numare oblong, pointed, leathery, and alternate, ber. The ratio of this geometrical progresmarked with lateral veins, projecting down. sion is the same for all bodies, and equal to wards; they are parallel, and are ten inches 1.0077. long. When incisions are made into the 3. The velocity of cooling in a vacuum trunk, it discharges abundantly, a glutia for the same excess of temperature increases nous milk, moderately thick, without any in a geometrical progression, the temperaacridness, and exhaling an agreeable balsa- ture of the surrounding body increasing in mic odour. The travellers drank consider- an arithmetical progression. The ratio of able quantities of it without experiencing the progression is also 1.0077 for all bodies. any injurious effects ; its viscidity only ren. 4. The velocity of cooling due to the condering it rather unpleasant. The superin. tact of a gas is entirely independent of the tendent of the plantation assured them that nature of the surface of bodies. the negroes acquire flesh during the season 5. The velocity of cooling due to the con