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tion, it is to us a source of much con bring into contempt and detestation solation, that our distresses have ex. the government and legislature of this cited the compassion of the more opu. realm, and to withdraw therefrom the lent classes in the community ; and confidence and affections of the people, that, though they have by no means and to fill the realm with trouble and been entirely removed by their hu- dissension." Upon the diet being call. mane exertions, they have at least been ed, Mr Kinloch failed to appear, and 80 far mitigated, as to be rendered he in consequence was outlawed, his less pressing and insupportable. Per- bail bond declared forfeited, and all suaded that murmuring and discon- his moveable goods and gear escheated tent, accompanied by riotous and dis- for his Majesty's use.—The Lord Jus, orderly proceedings, could only ag- tice Clerk spoke as follows“ Gengravate the evils we deplore, we have tlemen of the Jury-I am extremely all along endeavoured to bear our mis- sorry that you have had occasion to be fortunes with the submissive patience summoned here, and that there are no that becomes us as men and as Chris- further proceedings upon that sumtians; abstaining from all political dis- mons. You must be sensible this cussions, and resting in the hope that is not the fault of the Public Prosecu. the government of our country would tor. He has done his duty in prefer. devise such measures as in its wisdom ring this charge of sedition against this might seem best calculated to revive person, who was regularly cited; but, the national industry, open up new as he has failed to appear, it remains channels of commerce, and restore to only for us to pronounce sentence of a suffering people those blessings which fugitation against him. In the abare the fruits of honest labour and re- sence of the Lord Advocate and Soli. gular employment. Above all, we con- citor-General, I think it right to state sider it to be our duty, on the present to the Crown Counsel now present, in occasion, to express our utter abhor- reference to the person who has this rence at the dissemination of profane day been fugitated, that the Court and blasphemous publications, the ob- trusts especial care will be taken that vious tendency and design of which is he do not remain within any part of to subvert the influence of our holy this realm, but that the Public Prosereligion, and, by weakening the obliga- cutor will use the power of the law to tions of morality, to dissolve those sa. bring him to justice, and to answer to cred bonds, without which human so- the very serious charge that has this ciety could neither exist nor be an ob- day been exhibited against him.” The ject of desire."
Solicitor-General here came into Court EDINBURGH, Jan. 22.—The Court -“ I have just stated, Mr Solicitorof Justiciary met in order to proceed General, that the Court relies upon to the trial of George Kinloch, Esq. the Public Prosecutor taking steps to of Kinloch, charged with the crime have the person who has just been fuof sedition. This gentleman, who gitated apprehended, if found remainis a Commissioner of Supply and Jus- ing in any part of his Majesty's dotice of the Peace for the county of minions.”—The Solicitor-General rePerth, presided some months back plied—“I presume it is not necessary at a meeting of radical reformers at for me to assure your Lordship and Dundee, where he delivered a speech, the country, that, in as far as his Mawhich, it is alleged in the indict- jesty's Advocate, and those bound to ment, contained the most inflamma- concur with him in the performance of tory, mischievous, and seditious ex- the public duty, are concerned, no expressions, “ calculated to degrade and ertions shall be wanting to bring to
DEATH OF THE DUKE OF KENT.
justice the individual who has now fled the Regent's brother. General Moore from the laws of his country, and to then proceeded to York-house and prove that the law will be inflexibly Clarence-house, to communicate the administered to all conditions of the death of their beloved brother to the people, and against the highest as Dukes of York and Clarence, and the against the meanest of his Majesty's Duchess of Clarence. The General subjects." Mr Kinloch, we are in- soon after proceeded to Windsor, to formed, is possessed of a landed estate communicate the dismal tidings to the in the county of Perth, amounting to Princesses. upwards of L.S000 per annum.
The complaint which has thus so left Edinburgh for the continent on suddenly terminated the life of his the morning of the 21st.
Royal Highness, was an inflammation of the lungs, with cough, attributed,
we understand, to a neglected cold, “ Sidmouth, Jan. 23, half past which he caught from sitting in wet one o'clock, p. m.
boots after a walk in the environs of " It is with the deepest regret we Sidmouth, with Captain Conroy. In announce the death of his Royal High- the morning of Thursday last, his ness the Duke of Kent, which event Royal Highness was reported to be took place at ten o'clock this morn- in imminent danger ; but towards the ing We have only time to add the middle of the day he rallied again in following bulletin, and that Major- consequence of a little refreshing sleep General Moore is going off express,
which he had been enabled to obtain. with the dispatches for the Prince Re- Towards evening, however, all the gent :
alarming symptoms returned again “ Sidmouth, Jan. 23. with increased vehemence, and con“ We have great satisfaction in be- tinued so till towards Saturday morning able to announce, that not with. ing, when a kindly remission of them standing the most unremitting atten- took place. This, however, proved to tion to his late Royal Highness the be only that fatal relief which so comDuke of Kent, during the whole monly occurs before death ensues. course of his illness, her Royal High- The situation of his amiable and af. ness is as well as we could possibly ficted Duchess will excite the sympahave expected, after so great a degree thy of every heart. She was most inof anxiety and exertion.
defatigable in her attentions upon her (Signed) “ J. Wilson, M. D.
departed consort, and performed all “ W. G. Maton, M. D.” the offices of his sick bed with the Prince Leopold, Captain Conroy, most tender and affectionate anxiety. and Generals Weatherall and Moore, She did not even take off her clothes were present to afford consolation and for five successive nights, and all the support to the Duchess, at the awful medicines were administered by her and trying event. The Royal Duke own hands. These mournful duties, bore his a Miction and illness with the though they could not snatch their greatest composure and resignation. object from the grave, must at least
The melancholy event was brought have smoothed the passage to it; and to town this morning by General the recollection of them will be among Moore, who arrived in London at the strongest consolations of her wihalf past eight o'clock, and drove to dowed heart, when the lenient hand of Carlton-house in a chaise and four. time shall have soothed the keener Carlton-house was soon after closed, pangs of sorrow. as a token of respect to the demise of 27th.-AYR.-The period has now
arrived when men of all ranks have scribed, and is, indeed, 80 familiar to combined their means, and assembled the bulk of our readers, that it needs themselves together, to do the homage not our aid to make it the pride of the that is due to their supremely gifted natives, and the admiration of strancountryman,
Robert Burns. On Tues. gers. The expense of the monument day last, the anniversary of his natal and its pertinents is estimated at 18001. day, there was laid, near the place of nearly the whole of which, we believe, his birth, the foundation-stone of a has been subscribed. The architect, monument to his memory. Consider. who spontaneously and gratuitously ing the manner in which this has been tendered his services, is Mr Thomas done, the distinguished characters who Hamilton, jun., of Edinburgh, an artofficiated at the ceremony, the nume- ist of celebrity; and the builder, Mr rous and respectable witnesses of the Connel, is the superintendent of the scene, and the many and ennobled men, county buildings, and the builder of as well at a distance as at hand, who the ornamental tower at Kilwinning. have contributed to this grateful un- Where so many exalted characters dertaking, a very high honour has in- have contributed to this grateful work, deed been paid to his name, a splendid and where each man, from the prince memorial reared to future ages of our to the peasant, has a cast his stone to conception of his genius, and another the cairn,” it may probably be wrong and powerful incentive raised for the to distinguish one more than another. emulation of talent. The substructure But the enthusiasm, perseverance, lior base is to be of a triangular form, berality, and personal attention, of Mr having allusion to the three districts of Boswell of Auchinleck, has been so Ayrshire; is to be constructed in such marked and so excessive, and his naa manner as to admit of a circular ture evidently so congenial to the task, apartment of seventeen feet in diame. that he falls unquestionably to be chater, and is to rise to the height of racterised as its first, best, and steadi. twenty feet. The superstructure is to est friend. The personal exertions and be a circular temple of nine Corinthian individual liberality of our countrycolumns, thirty feet in height, sup- man, Sir James Shaw, likewise bear a porting an entablature and cupola, sur. prominent part in this good work, and mounted by a tripod, one of the dis- cannot be forgotten. tinguishing emblems of Apollo. In a
Whitehall, Jan. 30. niche in one of the three sides of the A letter and enclosure, of which basement it is proposed to place either the following are copies, have been a statue of the poet, or an appropriate this morning received from his Royal subject from his works ; and tablets Highness the Duke of York, by the with suitable inscriptions are to occupy Lord Viscount Sidmouth, one of his the other sides. The whole edifice late Majesty's principal Secretaries of will be upwards of sixty feet high. State : The situation we have already de
" Windsor, Jan. 29. scribed. It is in the south-west corner • My LORD,—It becomes my painof Alloway-croft, on the top of the ful duty to acquaint your Lordship, bank, fronting, and about equi-distant that it has pleased Almighty God to from the two bridges of Doon and take unto himself the King 'my beloAlloway-kirk, and about a furlong ved Father, and our most gracious and from the cottage where Burns was excellent Sovereign. He expired at born. The surrounding scenery has 35 minutes past 8 o'clock, p. m. been so often and so glowingly de. " I enclose the certificate of all the
physicians in attendance at this melan. days before his death he became re. choly period.
duced almost to a skeleton. The geΙ I , my Lord, ever yours, neral decay to which his constitution most sincerely,
was now subjected shewed itself in the (Signed) “ FREDERICK." usual symptoms. It was evident that “ The Right H. V. SIDMOUTH,” &c. his blood was becoming torpid and
« Windsor Castle, Jan. 29. chilly ; for though artificial means “ It has pleased the Almighty to were used to raise the temperature of release his Majesty from all further his apartments, yet he continued to suffering. His Majesty expired, with. manifest increasing suffering from cold. out pain, at 35 minutes past 8 o'clock Among other distressing proofs of his this evening.
debility and approaching dissolution, (Signed) “ HENRY HALFORD, he lost his remaining teeth; he also
“ M. BAILLIE, lost his appetite, which had been pre“ W. HEBERDEN,
viously so hearty, that it had been 6 R. WILLIS,
usual to medicate his food in order to " Davis DUNDAS. procure digestion and prevent any in“ For his Royal Highness
jury from the tendency to excessive inthe Duke of York."
dulgence. It was not, however, till It was not till several days had elap. within two days of his decease that he sed from the publication of the bulle- kept his bed entirely, though for sevetin of 1st January, that his late Ma- ral days past he had not risen at his jesty's symptoms became a source of accustomed early hour. On the night peculiar anxiety and solicitude to his of Friday last the symptoms became medical attendants. At that period so alarming, that Sir Henry Halford his disorder returned with greater vio- came express to town very early on Salence, and, in despite of the utmost turday morning,
and had an immediate skill of his physicians, several of whom audience of the Duke of York. The remained in constant attendance; con- consequence was, that his Royal Hightinued from day to day to make visible ness's carriage was immediately order. inroads on the health and strength of ed, and without a moment's delay he the Royal Patient. To the inhabit- set forward with post-horses for Windants of 'Windsor, who had opportuni. sor-castle. His Royal Highness apties of observing the increased vigilance peared agitated as he got into the that pervaded all the movements about coach ; and there was an air of mystery the Castle, the suspicion still infused and hurry in the whole affair, which itself that an unfavourable change had gave but too much reason to anticipate taken place in the health of his Ma- the distressing nature of Sir Henry jesty. The lords in waiting, who Halford's communication. At ten were Lord St Helens and Lord Hen- o'clock on Saturday morning, the meley, were noticed to remain longer at dical attendants, and the lords in their póst, and to quit their charge for waiting, felt assured that the last shorter periods than usual. His Mac hour of the venerable sufferer was apjesty, in the early access of his second proaching, and that the day must terattack, rejected animal food. The minate his mortal career. As the evenmost nourishing diet, in every forming advanced, his Majesty became that could be devised to tempt his ap- gradually weaker and weaker, but appetite, was prepared for him, but seem- parently without the slightest pain, ed to fail in its purpose of sustaining till nature was quite exhausted ; and, or recruiting exhausted nature. A few at 35 minutes past 8 o'clock, he breath
ed his last, without suffering even a being here assisted with these of his struggle. The decay, though rapid, late Majesty's Privy Council, with was unaccompanied with any violent numbers of other principal gentlemen and sudden changes; so that none of of quality, with the Lord Mayor, Al. that physical excitement had occurred dermen, and citizens of London, do which sometimes, in cases of mental now hereby, with one voice and conderangement, restores to sufferers in sent of tongue and heart, publish and their last momente a transient use of proclaim, that the high and mighty their understanding, and embitters the Prince, George Prince of Wales, is parting hour with a consciousness of now, by the death of our late Sovetheir late dreadful situation.
reign, of happy memory, become our At the moment of his dissolution, only lawful and rightful Liege Lord there were present, besides the usual George the Fourth, by the grace of attendants, his Royal Highness the God, King of the United Kingdom of Duke of York, Lord Henley, Lord Great Britain and Ireland, Defender Winchelsea, all the physicians, and of the Faith. To whom we do acGeneral Taylor. In the Palace were knowledge all faith and constant obethe Duchess of Glocester, the Prin- dience with all hearty and humble af. cesses Augusta and Sophia, and some fection, beseeching 'God, by whom reports add the Duchess of York.- Kings and Queens do reign, to bles8 Immediately after the decease, the the Royal Prince, George the Fourth, Duke of York retired and dispatched with long and happy years to reign General Cartwright with the mournful over us. andimportant intelligence to the Prince Given at the Court at Carlton-house, Regent. His Royal Highness did not this thirtieth day of January, himself leave the Castle till yesterday one thousand eight hundred and morning. The Duchess of Glocester
twenty. proceeded to Bagshot about half an hourafterthe death of her Royal parent; FREDERICK her sisters remained behind. Though WILLIAM all the physicians were present at the AUGUSTUS FREDERICK dissolution of the King, yet up to Fri- WILLIAM FREDERICK day those only were in attendance on LEOPOLD, Prince of Saxe Coburg. whom that duty devolved in regular C. Cantuar T. Wallace rotation ; if we except the occasional Eldon, C.
W. Grant journeys during the last week, made Montrose
John Nicholl to and fro by Sir Henry Halford, for Atholl
R. Richards the purpose, as was supposed, of com. Wellesley
C. Arbuthnot municating authentic information to Camden
Robert Peel the Prince Regent.
W. S. Bourne Chatham
Charles Bagot Whereas it hath pleased Almighty Bathurst
John Leach God to call to his mercy our late So. Liverpool
C. Abbot vereign Lord, King George the Third, Mulgrave
R. Dallas of blessed memory, by whose decease Melville
B. Bloomfield the Imperial Crown of the United Sidmouth Ailesbury Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Melbourn G. Bridges, Mayor is solely and rightfully come to the Chetwynd
George Clerk high and mighty Prince, George Prince W. London C. Robinson of Wales ; we, therefore, the Lords Sam. Carlisle R. Gifford Spiritual and Temporal of this realm, Ellenborough J. W. Croker
GOD SAVE THE KING.
ACCESSION OF GEORGE THE FOURTH.