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(VOL. the vast estates of the Jesuits to the Legis- and Sir John Malcolm's state carriage, who lature for the purposes of education. This was purchased for that purpose shortlysée is of advantage in two ways :—There is, in Sir John's departure for England. Lire the first case, removed from the control of Burnes was received by the Ranjeet seg any corrupt Administration that might arise, with flattering marks of distinction, a the means of doing much mischief; and the military spectacle having been orders second, which is obvious, insures to the peo- honour the arrival of the Lieutenant, whe ple of Canada the advantage of education on was introduced into a most magnificent tel. the most liberal and extensive scale. For where he was embraced by the Roses the restoration of these properties to their Lieutenant Burnes then presented izties legitimate purpose, the country has been long from his Britannic Majesty, with preseno contending; and it has now to congratulate five dray-horses. The Runjeet could sit itself on the happy issue of its labours. believe they were horses, but something be EAST INDIES.
tween an elephant and a horse. It was folk
hoped, from the manner in wbich Licates The accounts received from Bombay con- Burnes was received throughout the abse tain some interesting particulars of the mise of the Mahrajah's dominions,- at every fit sion of Lieutenant Burnes, who had been cipal place a profusion of entertaianet commissioned by his Britannic Majesty to were provided—that the friendly dispositin proceed to the Court of Lahore to make manifested by Ranjeet Sing would be pro certain presents to Runjeet Sing, the King ductive of many commercial advantages te of the Seikhs, with a view to open a com- both countries. The Ruojeet had sent : munication with the states under the Mah- pressing invitation to the governor-gebers! rajah, for the purposes of trade, &c. Lieut. to meet him on the banks of the juni Burnes arrived at Lahore on the 18th July. with which it was understood his loreakbip Among the presents conveyed by the Lieut. would comply. from his Majesty were some dray-horses,
DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES. INTELLIGENCE FROM VARIOUS
for many years, took place in Fenwick street, PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.
about ten at night, and soon afterwards
communicated to the extensive premises Accounts have beeu ordered to be laid occupied by Messrs. Bateman & Co. gesera! before Parliament of the total number brokers. At twelve o'clock tbe three rareof Curates in each diocese in England and houses next to Water-street were in a con Wales, distinguishing the number resi- plete blaze from top to bottom. The reflecdent in the parsonage-house, &c.; likewise tion of the flames was seen for miles around. the number of those who are licensed, and The fames could not be prevented from the amount of stipends, arranged in classes spreading to the adjoining premises on the of 10l. and under 201. a year ;-201. and un- west side of Fenwick-street; building after der 301.;-301. and under 401., &c., &c. ;- building caught, and five or six large warealso the number of livings held by non-resi- houses, extending more than half way from dent incumbents which are of the gross an- Water-street to Brunswick-street, have bera nual value of three hundred pounds and up- reduced to ashes. wards, and under 3801.,--and also an abstract Dec. 26. Experiments were made on the of the number and classes of non-resident Chain Pier, Brighton, io presence of the Duke incumbents, and of the number of resident of Sussex and many other persons of distide incumbents, according to the last diocesan tion, of a new code of rocket signals, in returns.
vented by Lieutenant Hughes, R.N., and A Petition to the Bishop of Oxford, on intended to supersede the lanterns at present the subject of the insufficiency of many be- used for that purpose in the navy. No less nefices to maintain a resident' minister, has than seven admirals were present-Sir Robeen for some time circulated amongst the bert Otway, Sir Pulteney Malcolm, Admiral Clergy of the Diocese of 0.1 ford. The Thomson, and four others. The signals nuinber of parishes in which it is at present were fired from two batteries, that on the impossible for the officiating minister to pier being directed by Lieutenant Hughes, reside, through insufficiency of means, is so and at Bear's Hide (near Newhaven) by great, and the benefit of having the minis- Lieutenant Crispo. Rockets of ten different ter resident amongst his parishioners so ap- colours are used ; and it is supposed that parent, that we should rejoice to hear that they will be equally available in the most means can be devised to aid the Governors boisterous weather as in a perfect calm. of Queen Anne's Bounty in their object of Dec. 26. An extraordinary riot took augmenting these small benefices.
place in Aberdeen, in consequence of some Dec. 22. The most extensive and de- dead bodies being discovered in a building structive fire that has occurred in Liverpool recently erected in St. Andrew's-street, for
643 -al theatre. The people assem: which was coeval with the very letters patent uds round the place, and crying of the lostitution, and therefore the informahe house !-down with the tion should be dismissed, but without costs. nop!” proceeded deliberately to Dec. 3. Bishop and Williams, who, with
of destruction. There was May, were convicted on the 2d for the murable to oppose them; and before der of an Italian boy, (see p. 461) were exock they had not left ooe stone ecuted at the Old Bailey, when a number of ther in the obvoxious building. persons were severely injured, owing to the bus wreaked their vengeance, the pressure of the vast crowd. May was respited. Jersed, and by ten o'clock all again And on Jan. 9, 1832, Elizabeth Cooke, was 't.
executed for the murder of Mrs. Walsh, New Bill brought into Parliament under circumstances of similar atrocity.
avowed purpose of doing away with Dec. 21. A very numerous meeting of >xcities attending the “ march of ana- the clergy of the Established Church was rin this country, proposes to repeal held in the apartments of the Society for tute which makes it illegal to be in Promoting Christian Knowledge, Lincoln's jion of a dead body for the purpose of Inn-fields; the Archbishop of Canterbury ion. It also proposes to repeal so in the chair, supported by the Bishops of
of the 9th Geo. IV. as directs that London, Lichfield and Coventry, Llandaff, audies of murderers be delivered to be Chichester, &c. The object was to con
ted. It proposes to empower relatives sider the propriety of pressing upon Governecutors to deliver the bodies of deceased ment and the East Iudia Company the neins to the anatomists- unless the de- cessity of increasing the number of bishops d shall have objected either in writing in India. The recent death of Dr. Turner, rally, in the presence of witnesses, and the Bishop of Calcutta, was the principal vided a certificate from the medical man reason why the meeting was conveued. It ) attended the deceased, or from some was ultimately agreed that a memorial to er medical man, is delivered with the such an effect should be prepared, and prely; which certificate the anatomists are sented to Government and the East India
transmit, within twenty-four hours, to Company "spectors to be appointed by the Secretary Dec. 31. The proprietors of Drury-lane State.
and Covent-garden having served notices on yrs: The census of the population of Scotland, the owners of the Minor Theatres in London,
1831, shows an increase of about that, should they perform any pieces of the .50,000 since 1821—the numbers being regular acting drama, they would be pro81,093,456 and 2,365,700.
ceeded against for the recovery of the penalty thereby incurred, amounting to 50l. for each
night of such representation ; a meeting LONDON AND ITS VICINITY.
of the cominittee of authors and actors inteRolls Court.—The Allorney-General v. rested in the success of the drama took place Brasenose College. In this case it ap- at the York-hotel, Waterloo-road, when the - peared that as far back as the reign of Queen form of a petition, drawn up by Mr. Serle,
Elizabeth certain lauds had been settled by to be presented to the legislature immediateNoel, Dean of St. Paul's, on the Principal ly upon the re-assembling of Parliament, and Fellows of Brasenose College, as trus- was submitted to those present, and unanitees to support a free school in Middleton, mously agreed to. The petition recites the and certain scholarships in the College for various Acts of Parliament which have been candidates, and from thence and other passed on the subject of theatrical represchools in Lancashire. lo the course of sentations, and points out the manifold evils time the proceeds of this trust property in- Buffered by the Minor Drama through the creased in value. The original stipends for operation of such Acts, and the numerous the school and scholarships had not been in- families which would become destitute by creased beyond their nominal value ; in con- their being strictly enforced ; and concludes sequence of which the foundation gradually with the following prayer : “ Petitioners fell into decay, while the surplus income of most humbly pray your honourable House the charity was applied to the purposes of to take their bard case into its most serious Brasenose. It was in order to rectify this consideration, and be pleased to repeal the abuse that the information was filed at the 10th George II., chapter 28, and to extend instance of the Attorney-general. It ap- the powers of magistrates under the 25th peared, however, that even in the lifetime of George II., chapter 36, and 28th George the founder, and by his direction, arrange- II., chapter 19, enabling them to grant to ments were made in respect to this founda- such persons as they may think fit, and tion, which interfered with its original regu
under such restrictions and regulations as lation, and eventually led to the abuses now may be thought most proper, similar liceuses complained of. Under these circumstances to what the magistrates in the country, the Master of the Rolls said he should not under the 28th George III., chap. 30, have deem it expedient in bim to correct a system a power to grant."
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[Vol. a PROMOTIONS, PREFERMENTS, &c. GazettE PROMOTIONS.
Dec. 27. George John Grey, Esq. af July 30. Joseph Chamberlayne Wilkin- Stockton-upop-Tees, to take the saram son Ackerley, otherwise Acherley, of South- and bear the arms of Scurfield. ampton, esq. to use the name of Chamber- Naval Appointments.- Capt. Sam. Chap layne only, and bear the arms quarterly with bers, to the Ocean, 80; Commander S.L his own; pursuant to the will of his ma- Vassall, to the Harrier, 18; Comsum ternal uncle E. J. Chamberlayne, esq. of Robert Gordon, to the Pearl, 32. Maugersbury, co. Glouc.
Dec. 10. 62nd Foot, Capt. J. Walter, EcclesiasticaL PREFERMENTS. to be Major.
Rev. E.W. Clarke, Great Yeldham R Essen Dec, 20. Walter Aston Blount, esq. to Rev. W. H. Cartwright, Kingswinfor: R be Genealogist of the order of the Bath, and co. Stafford. Blanc Coursier Herald.
Rev. J. Harding, Goodleigh R. Derea. Dec. 23. 430 Foot, Capt. E. G. Walpole Rev. N. Lightfoot, Stockleigh Pomeros 2 Keppel, to be Major.-42th Foot, Capt. Lee Porcher Townshend to be Major. Rev. E. R. Mantell, Louth V. co. Lipcolo.
Dec. 26. Geo. J. Bell, esq. Advocate, to Rev. J. Matthew, Chelvey R. Somerset be one of the Six Ordinary Clerks of Ses- Rev. Mr. Penfold, Wordesley P. C. co. Sat. sion in Scotland.
rone, to Emilia, dau. of Rev. Charles Cobbe Dec. 18. At Harrington House, White- Beresford.—At St. George's Hanover-14. hall, the Countess of Harrington (late Miss Sir J. Montague Burgoyne, Bart. gren fast Foote), a son.-21. At Brook Lodge, guards, of Sutton Park, Bedfordshire, near Wrington, the lady of Major O'Don- Mary Harriet, dau. of Col. Gore Langtas, noghue, a son.
At Wardour Cas- M.P. of Newton Park, Somersettle, the Hon. Mrs. Arundell, a son.—At Shakerley, esq. of Park-place, Berks, to Jess Arnewood Lodge, the Lady of F. R. West, Matilda dau. of James Scott, esq. of the esq. M.P. 8 dau.”
-In London, the Lady Manor House, Shepperton.—At Kensing: of Capt. Stevenson, of Bafford House, Glou- ton, the Rev. T. S. Evans, Head Master of cestershire, a son.
the Proprietary Grammar School of Kensics Lately. At Enstone, Oxf. Lady Gran- ton, to Jane, only dau. of
Merriman, esa ville Somerset, & son. -At Hill House, of Kensington-square.- At Chelses, Tooting, Surrey, the wife of Ald. Venables, J. E. Walters, esq. of Lincolo's Inn, to M.P. a dau.
Eleanor, dau. of A. R. Sidebottom, esq. of
Lincoln's Inn. 22. At Lymington, MARRIAGES.
Hants, the Rev. Stephen Middleton, of ChelOct. At Bradburn in Kent, Henry tenham, to Anne, dau. of the late Thomas Headley Parish, esq. His Maj. Sec. of Lega- Beckley, esq. 27.
At Marylebone tion to Greece, to Caroline, dau. of the late Church, Capt. Forth, 75th reg. to Caroline Lateward, esq. of Perivale.
dau. of R. Sherson, esq. of NottinghamNov. 2. At Kingston, Jamaica, Henry place.At St. George's, Hanover-square. Forbes, jun. esq. to Mary-Anne, youngest Edw. Weteoliale, esq. to Mary, eldest' dai. dau. of James Smith, esq. and granddau. of of John Dowding, of St.Omer's, esq.- AL Alex. Aikman, esq. and the late Mrs. Aik- Caterham, C. J. Roberts, esq. M.D. of New man (whose death is recorded in p. 571.) Bridge-street, to Marianne, dau. of Mr. Pin
Dec. 8. W. Willes, esq. of Astrop- der Simpson, of Old Burlington-street.house, in the county of Northampton, to 28. At St. George the Martyr, the Rer. Sophia, dau. of W. R. Cartwright, esq. of B. Armitage, to Ann Susanna, eldest dau. of Aynho, in the same county. - 15. At the late J. Longden, esq. Queen-sq. BloomsCork, W.L. O'Halloran, son of Gen. O'Hal- bury:- -29. At St. Giles's, H. C. Duckie, loran, to Eliza Minton, eld. dau. of J. Mon- esq. M.D. of Gower-street, to Mary-Ann, tague Smyth, esq.-16. At Bedford, the only dau. of W. Montriou, esq. of CharRev. Tho. Brereton, Vicar of Steeple Mor- lotte-st. Bloomsbury. - At Limehouse, den, Cambridgeshire, to Louisa Milbourn, the Rev. E. E. Rowsell, to Auna Maria, eld. dau. of James Dyson, esq.
-19. At dau. of W. Baker, esq. --31. At Kedning: Brighton, the Hon. A. W. Pelbam, M.P. ton, Mr. Fred. Dunhill, of Islington, to eldest son of Lord Yarborough, to the Hon. Sarah Hall, only dau of the Rev. Dr. Styles, Adelaide Maude, dau. of the Visc. Hawarden. of Holland Chapel-house, Brixton.
-At Brocklesby, Lincolnshire, the Hon. Lately. At Gosforth, the Rev. J. Fox, Charlotte Anderson Worsley Pelham, only Head Master of the Free Grammar School dau.of Lord Yarborough, to Joseph Wm. only at St. Bees, to Miss Hudleston, dau, of son of Sir J. Copley, Bart. of Sprouborough, John Hudleston, esq. of Rainors, in the paYorkshire.-20. Artbur Willoughby Cole rish of Gosforth. Hamilton, esq. of Beltrim Castle, co. Ty
ADY EDWARD Fitzgerald. and being commissioned by the Duke of
story of this lady, whose recent Orleans to send us a young English girl, at Paris has been recorded in p.
he saw this girl, and obtained her from s, in truth, a romance of real life.
her mother. When I began to be really systery of ber birth has never been
attached to Pamela, I was very uneasy explained. It bas been positively lest her mother might be desirous of aed tbat she was the daughter of claiming ber by legal process ; that is, ame de Genlis by the Duke of Or
lest she might threaten me with doing s (the infamous Egalité). Madame so, to obtain granis of money it would jenlis, who must bave known pretty
have been out of my power io give. I Trately whether or not she had giveni
consulted several English lawyers on the b to the child, is exceedingly circum
subject, and they told me that the only ntial in detailing certain particulars means of protecting myself from this inected with her history, which, if species of persecution was to get the ay had obtained credit, would have
mother to give me ber daughter as an enced scandal and set the matter at apprentice for the sum of twenty-five
It would appear, that about the guineas. She agreed ; and, according to ar 1782, the Duke of Orleans com
the usual forms, appeared in the Court nitted the education of his chidren to
of King's Bench before Lord Chief-JusHadame de Genlis, who, anxious that
tice Mansfield. She there signed an hey should become perfect in the living agreement, by which she gave me her languages, bad taken into their service daughter as an apprentice till sbe beEnglish and Italian female domestics,
came of age, and could not claim her and moreover resolved on educating from me till she paid all the expenses I with her pupils a young Englisb girl of bad been at for ber maintenance and nearly her own age. The Duke was
education; and to this paper Lord Manstben in correspondence with a Mr. field put his name and seal, as Lord Forth, and requested him to find out
Chief-Justice of the Court of King's and forward to France a bandsome little
Bench." girl, of from five to six years old. Mr. Her arrival at the Palais Royal, howForth immediately executed the commis
ever, occasioned odd conjectures. She sion, and sent by bis valet a horse, toge
was educated with the princes and printher with the infant, and accompanied cesses, as a companion and friend; she by a nute in these words—“I have the had the same masters, was taken equal honour to send to your bighness the
care of, partook of their sports, and ber finest mare and the prettiest little girl in astonishing resemblance to the Duke's all England." This Infant was Pamela,
cbildren would have made her pass for afterwards Lady Edward Fitzgerald.
tbeir sister, were it not for ber foreign Wben the gallant but unbappy Lord
Whilst Pamela and the young Edward proposed marriage to her young
Princesses were pursuing their studies in protegée, Madame de Genlis conceived it the delightful retreat of Belle-chasse, the her duty to lay before his Lordship such
Revolution broke out. The Duke of papers as bad reference to points upon
Orleans and his two sons, the Dukes of which a husband might naturally desire
Chartres and Montpensier, warmly supto be informed. “She was," says Ma- ported its principles. Madame de Gendame, “the daughter of a man of lis was tben an admirer of the Constihigh birth, named Seymour, who mar
tuent Assembly-Pamela participated in ried in spite of his family a young
ber enthusiasm for liberty, and every woman of the lowest class, called Mary Sunday the distinguished members of Syms, and went off with her to New- that assembly met at Belle-chasse. Barfoundland, on the coast of America, rere, Petion, David, were constantly at where he established himself at a place ber soirées, and there, in the presence of called Fogo. There Pamela was born, these young girls, seriously discussed the and received the name of Nancy. Her important questions of the day. Pamela, father died, and the mother returned to abounding in beauty and every mental England with her child, then eighteen accomplishment, bad just reached her months' old. As her husband was disin- fifteenth year, and the Duke of Orleans berited, she was reduced to great misery, bad directed his notary to draw out a and forced to work for her bread. She settlement of fifteen hundred livres a had settled at Christ church, wbich Mr. year upon her. The notary declared Forth, passed througb four years after, ibat the orphan was not competent !o
OBITUARY.—Comte de Montalembert. [VOL. CL. receive the annuity unless she had a bert, whose high principles of hopoar guardian. “Well then," replied the and fidelity had led him to emigrate, Duke, “ let herself cbouse a guardian, and to seek an asylum in England, was enough of deputies come to Belle-chasse, distinguished for chivalrous devotion to so that she can bave no difficulty in se- the cause of his legitimate king. He lecting one." On the Sunday following raised the Legion de Montalembert; and the Duke's answer was communicated to served with great bravery in St. DoPamela, at a moment when the usual mingo. His only son, the late Count, party had assembled. “I have not much received his military education under time to reflect," she said, “ but if Citi- the able direction of General Jarry, at zen Barrere would favour me with be- High Wycomb. In 1799 be was apo coming my guardian, I should make pointed a Curnet in the First Dragoog choice of bim." Barrere gladly assented, Guards; afterwards a Lieutenant in tbe and all the formalities of the contract 291b Light Dragoons; was sent out to were soon executed. When the Consti- Egypt on the Staff in 1801; and aftertuent Assembly had terminated its glo- wards proceeded with bis regiment (the rious labours, Madame de Genlis pro- 69.h) to India, where his merits attractceeded to England witb Mademoiselle ed the attention of General Lord Howd'Orleans and Pamela, and attended by den, then commander-in-chief at Matwo Deputies, Petion and Voidel. It dras, who appointed him bis aide-dewas then Lord Edward Fitzgerald first camp. On bis return to England he was
Pamela. The brilliancy of ber appointed to the Permanent Staff of ebe beauty, the graces of her mind, and the Quartermaster - general's department; free expression of her feelings of liberty, and accompanied Sir John Moore's ex• made a deep impression on the young pedition to Spain in 1808. He afterIrishman; and when Madame de Genlis, wards served under the Duke of Wels alarmed at the turn which things were lington, and was present at tbe battle of taking in France, retired with her pupils Vimiera. He accompanied the expedito Tournay, where the presence of Du- tion to Walcheren in 1810, and bad mouriez and of the Duke assured them nearly fallen a victim to the sever. He a safe asylum, Lord Edward Fitzgerald was afterwards employed in the Quarteraccompanied them, and soon became the master-general's department, in various husband of Pamela.
parts of England, till the downfall of During her residence in England, if Buonaparte's government in 1814, wben we are to credit the statement of Ma- he was specially sent by the Prince Re dame de Genlis, the fair Pamela re- gent to announce to Louis XVIII., tben ceived an offer of marriage from Sheri- residing at Hartwell, the joyful news of dun. A few years after the unhappy bis restoration to tbe throne of his anfate of ber husband, she became the
A bigha sense of honour tben wife of Mr. Pitcairn, an American, and led him to resign, with very great reConsul at Hamburgb : from this gentle- gret, bis commission in the British army. man, however, it appears, she was sub. He returned to his native country in sequently divorced. She then resumed 1814, and met with that reception from the name of Fitzgerald, and lived in his own sovereign which his devotion, great retirement in one of the provinces, and that of his father, so well merited. until tbe Revolution of 1830 placed the He obtained the rank of a Colonel in the associate of ber childbood upon a throne. French army, the Cross of St. Louis, Lady Fitzgerald was, in consequence of that of Officer of the Legion of Honour, tbis event, tempted to visit Paris; but, and was appointed second Secretary of we understand, she received little notice Embassy to the Court of St. James. from Louis Phillipe or any of his family. At the period of the Hundred Days be If a closer tie tban that of friendship was sent to Bordeaux twice : the first bad ever existed, the King of France time, to watch over and and direct the was either in ignorance of its nature, or departure of Madame la Duchesse d'Anthougbt it wiser and more frugal to deny goulême; the second, with three friits strength. Pamela died in indigence; gates and several transports, to assist in was followed to the grave by a few putting down Buonaparte's partisans in mourners, among whom was the Duke the south of France. On his return to de Talleyrand, and the events of her life London he was appointed first Secretary will perbaps, bereafter, form the ground of Embassy; and Louis XVIII., wbo work of a romance.
appreciated bis talents highly, appointed
him in 1816 bis Minister PlenipotenCOMTE DE MONTALEMBERT. tiary to the Court of Stutgard; and in June 21. Ai Paris, aged 53, the Comte 1819 be was raised to the dignity of a de Montalembert, Peer of France. Peer of France. In 1820 he was ap
His father, the Baron de Montalem- pointed Minister Plenipotentiary to the