Belfast Commercial Chronicle - Monday, 18 February 1805

Births

On the 6th ult. at Crawley, in Surrey, Elizabeth Eede, of a daughter, who was herself born on the 14th pf September 1792; by which it appears, that the juvenile mother is only 14 years, 3 months, and 24 days old!

Married

Saturday, at the Earl of Warwick's, Hill-street, Berkeley-square, London, the Earl of Clonmel, to Lady Harriott Greviile, second daughter of die Earl of Warwick.

On Tuesday, at Tulford, Staffordshire, Mr. T. Juksip, aged 79, to Mrs. M. Hollinshead, aged 98 years, both of Meir-Heath, after a courtship af 25 years. The bride was attended to church by her great-great-grand-daughter.

Died

On Wednesday evening last, of a tedious illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude and resignation, Miss Francis Forcade, daughter to Mr. John Forcade of this Town.

On the 8th instant, at Glyn, in the 86th year of her age, Mrs. M'Cleverty, relict of the late Captain M'Cleverty, of the Royal Navy.

On the 30th ult. John Robison, Esq. Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh.

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INTERESTING PARTICULARS of the LOSS OF THE ABERGAVENNY.

On Friday, Feb. 1, the Earl of Abergavenny, Captain Wordsworth, sailed from Portsmouth, with the other outward-bound East Indiamen, under convoy of the Weymouth frigate. The weather being unfavourable, and the wind strong against them, induced them to return into Portland Roads. The Weymouth frigate separated the very first night. The Wexford, Captain Clark, being the oldest Captain, and of course Commodore, made the signal for the ships that had pilots on board to run for port. At about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, having got a pilot on board, the Earl of Abergavenny bore up for Portland Roads; but the ebb-tide setting in fast, and slack wind, she drove on the Shambles off the Bill of Portland. In about an hour she cleared the rocks, and signal guns of distress were immediately fired. At 4 p.m. she made much water, and gained fast upon the pumps. The crew endeavoured to bail her at the fore hatchway; but all their endeavours to stop the leak, or keep the water under, were found to be vain. -- From that time to dark, and till eight o'clock, the situation of all on board was dreadful in the extreme; it was impossible to save the ship, which was eventually sinking fast, and settling in the water. At 8 p.m. the guns of distress were fired incessantly for boats to come off to save the crew, passengers, and King's and Company's troops on board. The Purser was dispatched at eight, in one of the ship's boats, with the Papers and Dispatches, in order to save them. One boat came off from the shore; which took on board two ladies and three gentlemen, passengers. About 10 p.m. the water had got a hove the orlop-deck, in spite of the most unremitting endeavours of the officers and crew, who behaved in die most cool exemplary manner. In the mean time, all on board were anxiously looking out for the boats from the shore. Unfortunately, in the general distress and agony of the moment, the ship's boats were not hoisted out. At 11 p.m. the ship gave a surge, and went down almost instantaneously, in twelve fathoms water, two miles from Weymouth Beach. As she was sinking, the crew and passengers ascended the tops of the masts, about 80 persons in the whole. There were on board altogether nearly 400; of the ship's crew were 160; between 50 and 6O passengers; and the rest King's and Company's troops, the latter of which amounted to 130. Some Chinese were also on board, to the number of 30. All but those who had got up the shrouds, and into the long boat, which floated, and who were at the top of the wreck, were lost, to the number of 300. About half-past 11 p.m. boats were seen coming off the shore, and approached near enough to be hailed; but they could not save those who were still clinging to the shrouds and wreck. About 12, a sloop came to an anchor, close to the ship, sent a boat, and took off most of the persons we have mentioned as being above water, and carried them to Weymouth. Not a single article of property, or cargo, which was to an astonishing amount, was saved. She had goods on board, on the Company's account, about 100,000/.; and 250,000 ounces of silver, on private account; besides goods to the value of half a million. She is supposed to be the richest ship that has sailed for India for some years past. As soon as the ship was going down, Mr. Baggot, the chief Officer, went to the quarter-deck, and told the Captain "all exertions were in vain -- the ship was rapidly sinking." Captain Wordsworth looked him in the face, and, with every appearance a heart-broken man, answered, "Let her go!" -- From that instant the Captain was motionless. As the ship sunk, however, many who had climbed the shrouds descended to save him; but to no effort.

The exertions of Cornet Burgoyne, and the Officers were most exemplarily gallant; they did all that human nature could do, at the hazard of their lives.

The ship was of the largest tonnage, above I,500 tons, and was destined to Bengal and China. She was laden to Bengal with the most valuable articles, and crowded with passengers; 40 sat down daily at the Captain's table, and above 14 at the third Mate's. The first and third Mates were on shore when she left Portsmouth, and paid 40 guineas for a boat, which enabled them to join this ill-fated ship after she lead weighed anchor. Captain Wordsworth was a man of remarkably mild manners; and so temperate was his disposition, that he was known among his shipmates by the title of "the Philosopher."

The state of those of the crew and passenger who were able to climb the tops, was frightful beyond all possible description. The swell of the sea was dreadful; and every moment they perceived some friend floating around them for a while, then sinking into the abyss, to rise no more. The sloop that came from the shore, after having taken most of the people from the tops, was scudding with all the sail she could carry for the shore, when Mr. Baggot, the chief officer of the Earl of Abergavenny was discovered close astern of the ship. The sloop immediately lay to for him; but this noble-spirited young man, although he had a rope in his hand, quitted his hold, and, disregarding his own safety, plunged after Mrs. Blair, an unfortunate fellow-passenger, whom he perceived floating at some distance. He succeeded in coming up with her, and sustained her above water while he swam towards the sloop; but just as he was on the point of reaching it, a terrible swell came on, and his strength being totally exhausted, he sunk and never rose. The unfortunate Mrs. Blair sunk after him; and this generous youth thus perished in vain. -- It is an extraordinary fact, that Captain Wordsworth felt such an unaccountable depression of spirits, that be could not be persuaded to go through the usual ceremony of taking leave of the Court of Directors on the day appointed; and it was not until the Wednesday following, which was specially fixed for that purpose, that he yielded to the wishes of his friends, and reluctantly attended the Court. He had been two voyages as Commander, and expected that this his third voyage would make his fortune. He has left a wife and large family. It was supposed that the ship's bottom had been beaten in exactly under the pumps, and that, therefore, they could not work with effect. During the two hours the passengers remained in the tops, the ship had gradually sunk seven feet, from whence it was supposed, that she had sunk upon a mud bank. The boats that saved the people in the tops carried them to Weymouth, where they received the most liberal and humane attention.

Total number on board 400. -- Saved about 90 or 100 persons.

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ARRIVED, PER THE HIBERNIA, FROM LONDON

28 SACKS OF GARDEN-SEEDS, FRUIT-TREES, SHRUBS, &C. &C.

EDWARD LINDSAY, Seedsman, respectfully acquaints his Friends and the Public, that the above Seeds are of the very best Quality; the Fruit-Trees consist of the best Kinds of Peaches, Nectarines, Cherries, Pears, and Plumbs, with a few of the most ornamental Shrubs and Plants.

Donegall-street, Belfast, Feb. 18.

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SEED OATS

TO be Sold, 100 Bolls of the very best Potatoe Oats; Also 150 Bolls best Poland -- Inquire at Mr. JAMRES RUSSELL'S, Derramore, near Belfast. Feb. 18.

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WILLIAM FERGUSON,
Taylor, Ladies' Habit, and Pelice Maker,

BEGS Leave to inform his Friends and the Public, that he has commenced Business, at No.2, Wine-cellar Entry. He hopes, from his attention and manner of execution, to merit a share of public favour. Belfast, Feb. 15.

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NOW ON SALE AT CHICHESTER-QUAY

KAMES BRADFORD has just received, per the Sisters, from Stornaway, a large quantity of DRY LING and COD FISH; likewise wet Ditto, in Barrels; and 9- Barrels of Highland Herrings, all well saved, and of an excellent quality, and will be sold on board the Vessel, on moderate terms. Store-lane, Belfast, Feb. 14.

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GEORGE MARTIN,
HAS FOR SALE,

A LARGE Quantity of Spades; and English and Irish Shovels, of the best Quality; also every Article in the HARDWARE and IRONMONGERY Line; all of which he will dispose of on Moderate Terms, at his Warehouse and Stores, in Bridge-street. Belfast, Feb. 18.

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CHARLES M'CALISTER,
HAS JUST RECEIVED, ON CONSIGNMENT,

FOUR HUNDRED Bundles of MULE TWIST, of the first quality, from No. 40 to No. 80; and 50 ditto Water ditto, from No. 24 to No. 32, which he can sell on moderate Terms for good Bills on Belfast or Dublin.

He has also on Sale, a large Quantity of NAVAN BAGGING, fit for covering Bacon, or Exportation. -- He will sell it by the Bale, on low Terms. No. 7 South-Parade, Feb. 16.

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ROBERT NEILL,
WATCH AND CLOCK MAKER, AND JEWELLERS,
No. 1 High-street, adjoining the Old Market House, RETURNS sincere Thanks to his Friends and the Public in general, for the encouragement he had =s met with since his commencement in Business. -- Respectfully informs them, he has fro sale, of his own Manufacture, capt and jewelled, hunting and plain Watches; a variety of London made Gold Seals, Chains, and Keys, just imported, which, with a fashionable and general Assortment of Jewellery and Silver Work, will be sold on moderate Terms, wholesale and retail.

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MILLINERY AND HABERDASHERY GOODS,
SELLING AT REDUCED PRICES,

MARGARET KIRKPATRICK, grateful for the preference she has experienced since her commencement in Trade, begs leave to acquaint her Friends and the Public, that she intends to quit the MILLINERY & HABERDASHERY Business, and will dispose of her present stock of Goods at reduced Prices; consisting of a variety of neat and fashionable Articles in the above line, at her Shop, No. 26 Ann-street, Belfast.

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DAVID SIMMS, PRINTER
(FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF CARRYING ON HIS BUSINESS MORE EXTENSIVELY)

HAS removed from Wilson-Court, to No. 7, HIGH-STREET, adjoining Mr. Quin's Boot and Shoe Manufacturery. He has lately purchased several new Founts of Types, and fitted up his Printing-Office in such a manner as to be enabled to execute all kinds of PRINTING WORK, so as to merit, a continuance of those favours hitherto so liberally conferred on him.

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WHEREAS, on the Night of the 27th December last, the King's Store at Donaghadee was broken by some Persons or Persons unknown, and thereout feloniously taken a considerable quantity of Tobacco, then under seizure. -- The Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue do hereby offer a Reward of FIFTY POUNDS to any Person or Persons who shall, within Six Calendar Months from the date hereof, give information, and prosecute to Conviction the Person or Persons who were guilty of said outrage.

JAMES ARBUCKLE, Collector. Custom-House, Donaghadee, Jan. 26, 1805.

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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
At Glenarm, on Monday, the 25th inst.

ALL the Chattle Property of the late Mr. JOHN CLARK; consisting of a variety of Household Furniture, 44 Head Black Cattle, 7 Horses, a Parcel of well-saved Hay, a Variety of Farming Utensils, Quarrying Tools, and a Quantity of Ash Timber, fit for different uses:-- Also, the Sloop Diligence, with all her Appurtences. -- Terms, Ready Money. Glenarm, Feb. 11.

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WILLIAM BURNS, MERCHANT TAYLOR,
No 14, BRIDGE-STREET,

RESPECTFULLY informs his Friends and the Public, that he is supplied with Superfine, Refine, and Forest Cloths, Kerseymeres, Coatings, Patent and Constitution Cords, Thickets, Velveteens, Tolinets, &c.: All of which he is enabled to dispose of on the most reasonable Terms. Any Orders left at the Shop, or his House, No. 59, High-street, as usual, shall be punctually attended to.

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J. WATSON,
CARVER, GILDER, AND LOOKING-GLASS MANUFACTURERS,

TAKES the liberty of informing hhis Friends, and the Public in general, that he is about to commence Business in that shop lately occupied by W. and A. AUCHINLECK, opposite Donegall-palce, which will be opened on the 1st March, with an elegant and fashionable Assortment of Looking-Glasses, Convex Mirrors, Drawings and Prints, framed and glazed; Bronzed Figures, holding one, two, and three lights, &cc. &cc. upn a scale not hitherto known in this place...

 

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Belfast Commercial Chronicle - Wednesday, 20 February 1805

Married

On Friday last, Mr. Thomas Rath of Yorker, County Louth, to Miss Isabella Shaw of Dundalk.

Died

Lately, in Canada, Ytyenti Fohi, aged 102, a native of China, brought to America in early youth. He is said to have descended from the race of the Chinese Emperors; and being of strong powers of mind and body, instituted, in Canada, a Society by the name of "Rousticouche," in imitation of those of his own native country, and in Europe; several branches of which are now in existence in the United States. Some of the objects of these Societies are to obtain and preserve the curiosities of Nature, to forward the arts and sciences, and to practice olympic games, &c. It was in the act of attempting to throw an iron spear, weighing 600 pounds, at a mark 20 feet off, (and which he effected), that he came by his death, having produced a violent haemorrhage.

At Fangask, Perthshire, on the 2d inst. in the 89th year of his age, Sir Stuart Threipland, Bart. Senior Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh.

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TEAS

SAMUEL & JAMES CAMPBELL have received, per the Lagan, from London, FINE and COMMON CONGOU and GREEN TEAS, NEW RED CLOVER-SEED.

PER THE AMERICA, FROM NEW YORK:
100 Hogsheads FLAX-SEED.

AND HAVE ON HAND
SCALE SUGARS, in Hogsheads and Tierces, ENGLISH LUMP-SUGAR, RICE, in Tierces, DANTZIG ASHES, AMERICAN ROSIN,

Which they will dispose of on reasonable Terms.

193, North-street, Belfast, Feb. 18.

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FRESH TEAS, &c.

WILLIAM BERWICK & CO. are now landing, out of the Lagan, Alex. M'Connell MAster, from London,

FINE and COMMON CONGOU and ROHEA TEAS, REFINED LOAF SUGAR and DURHAM MUSTARD,

which, with every orther Article in their line, they will sell on the lowest terms.

No. 1, North-street, Feb. 18.

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NOW ON SALE AT CHICHESTER QUAY.

JAMES BRADFORD has just received, per the Sisters, from Stornaway, a large quantity of DRY LING and COD FISH; likeswise wet Ditto, in Barrels; and 90 barrels of Highland Herrings, all well saved, and of an excellent quality, and will be sold on board the Vessel, on moderate terms.

Store-lane, Belfast, Feb. 14.

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NEW NOVELS

Just added to L. WARRIN & CO's. Belfast Circulating Library.

&c. &c.

Every New Publication added to the Belfast Circulating Library.

No. 19, High-street.

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ONE HUNDRED GUINEAS REWARD.

WHERAS, on the night of Thurday the 14th Inst. the Muslin Warehouse of JORDAN RUTHERFORD and CO. North-street, was broken into, and robbed of Cash to the amount of about 20/." Now we whose names are hereunto subscribed, do promise to pay, in proportion to the sums annexed to our names, to any person or persons who will discover on, and prosecute to conviction, the Perpetrator or Perpetrators of the above-mentioned Robbery. We also promise to pay the sum of of TWENTY GUINEAS to any Person who will give such Private Information as may lead to a Discovery and Conviction, in Six Months from the date hereof, and their Names kept secret if required.

. s. d.        . s. d.
J. Rutherford & Co. 34 2 6 Alex. Stewart 3 8 3
G. M'Ilveen & Co. 22 15 0 Robert Gordon 5 13 9
Geo. Langtry 11 7 6 John Smyth 3 8 3
Tennent, Knox & Co. 11 7 6 John Ferguson 3 8 3
Wm. Johnson & Co 11 7 6 Thomas Verner 5 13 9
Hill Hamilton 11 7 6 S. and A. M'Clean 5 13 9
Robert Gemmill 11 7 8 John Suffern 3 8 3
H. Crawford 5 13 9 John Graham & Co 11 7 6
J. M. William 11 7 5 G. and B. Bradford 5 13 9
James Gibson 5 13 9 Rob. Linn, & Co. 3 8 3
Seed and Bailie 11 7 6 Rob. Telfair, jun 3 8 3
John Kennedy, jun. 5 13 9 Johnson and Fisher 11 7 6
Douglas & Sweeny 5 13 9 James Bailie 5 13 9
James Kirker 3 8 3 J. T. Kennedy & Co. 11 7 9
R. Getty 5 13 9 N. R. Batt 5 13 6
Wm. and Jos. Stevenson 11 7 6 John and Tho. How 11 7 6
Turnly and Batt. 11 7 16 Thomas Whinnery 5 13 9
Tho. O'Neill & Co. 5 13 9 Wm. Byers & Co. 5 13 9
Geo. Martin 3 8 3 S. and J. Campbell 3 8 3
Boomer and Watt 11 7 6 Hu. Wilson & Son 3 8 3
Greg and Blacker 11 7 6 J. Alexander & Co. 5 13 9
John Bell & Co. 11 7 6 Thomas Heron 5 13 9
Rob. & Wm. Simms 11 7 6 Arthur Harper 5 13 9
Alexander Scott 5 13 9 Francis Lepper 3 8 3
A. and R. Gamble 5 13 9 Thomas Lyle, jun. 5 13 9
Sam. Brown & Co. 5 13 9 Henry Haslett 5 13 9
Blow, Ward & Co. 5 13 9 J. & R. Ashmore 5 13 9
Robert Trail 3 8 3
Wm. Davidson 5 13 9

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ROBERT TELFAIR, JUN

HAS RECIEVED, PER THE LAGAN, FROM LONDON,

NEW RED CLOVER-SEED, of the very best Quality, which, with FINE and COMMON CONGOU, SOU-CHONG, GREEN and HYSON TEAS; DANTZIG ASHES; BUTTON BLUE; AMERICAN ROSIN; COPPERAS, &c. &c. he has for sale, on reasonable Terms.

Rosemary-lane, Feb. 18

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PRINTED CALLICOES

THOMAS O'NEILL & CO, have just received an extensive Assortment of PRINTED CALICOES, of the most Fashionable Patterns; also a variety of Shawls, Silk Handkerchiefs, Modes, Persians, Ribbons, &c. &c. which were carefully chosen, and will be disposed of on reasonable Terms.

No. 66, Donegall-street, Feb. 18.

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ROBBERY AND REWARD

WHEREAS, on the Night between Monday and Tuesday last, some Person or Persons unknown broke into the Shop of A. FITZSIMONS, Haberdasher, High-street, and thereout, together with a Variety of other Articles, stole the following Goods, viz.

One piece yellow and green plaid Cotton; one piece black and red ditto; one piece yellow and green Cheque; one piece pink Cheque; several Shawls and Cotton Handkerchiefs, spotted, yellow, black, and bordered; two pieces Dimity, one small hair-cord, the other broad-ribbed; one piece Cambrick; a piece of Flannel; three pieces of white Calico; a quantity of Stockings, Ribbons, and Straw Bonnets.

Now we, whose Names are hereunto subscribed, do promise to pay a Reward of FIFTY GUINEAS, in proportion to the Sums annexed to our Names, to any Person or Persons, who will discover on, and prosecute to Conviction, the Perpetrator or Perpetrators of the above robbery.

Belfast, Feb. 20.

For the names of the Subscribers, and the amount of thier Subscriptions already pledged, reference may be had to the Office belonging to the COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE, where the Particulars are enumerated.

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VIRGINIA LEAF TOBACCO

JOHN KENNEDY is landing a small parcel of SWEET WRAPPERY TOBACCO. Samples to be seen at his Office, Waring-street.

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DROPPED

IN the Townland of Moyarget, near Ballycastle, a METAL WATCH, Maker's name, John Priest, London, No. 132. -- Whoever returns the same to WILLIAM HILL, of Moyarget, will recieve One Guinea Reward. -- Any Watchmaker to whom the Watch may be offered for sale, is requested to stop it.

 

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Belfast Commercial Chronicle - Monday, 25 February 1805

Died

On Thursday last, at Ballylone, near Ballynahinch, Mrs. Catherine Martin, aged 95 years.

On Friday last, near Comber, in the 65th year of his age, Mr. William Bell, Nursery and Seedsman, ol this town -- much regretted by a numerous acquaintance.

On Friday last, suddenly, Mr. Edwin, of the Theatre Royal Dublin.

At Rannelagh, London, Joseph Walker, Esq. many years proprietor of the Hibernian Magazine.

On the 14th inst. to the 66th year of his age, Mr. John Ingram of Mount Norris, County Armagh.

At Dundalk, Mr. Patrick Colman, jun.

Of a rapid decline, on Saturday the 16th inst. Mrs. Gaussen, jun. of Ballyronan.

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CORK, FEB. -- A quantity of old rags have been brought into this port, in a vessel from Leghorn -- On the arrival of this vessel, it was reported by the Port Surveyor to his Worship the Mayor, that she was discharging several bales of rags from Leghorn; and that although it appeared, by the certificate, that the vessel had performed Quarantine in Baltimore, yet it appeared to him none of the bales had been opened; in consequence of which, his Worship availed himself of the assistance of a Medical Gentleman, and proceeded to inspect those articles. It appeared, that about 60 or 70 bales had not been opened, during or subsequent to the Quarantine; and the opinion of the Medical Gentleman was delivered in a Report, purporting, "That the bales of rags should be immediately re-shipped; that the bundles did not appear to have been opened; and that, in any common case of contagion, there certainly could be no security but by opening the parcels, and exposing them to a long continued current of air, or to a close and long fumigation. That, considering the nature of the disease which had appeared in Gibraltar, Leghorn, &c. it was a doubt, whether any preventative, short of destroying the parcels in which the fomites may possibly be concealed, should be relied on. That, although the invoice was dated on the 9th of October, and the Plague was mentioned in the Newspapers to have broken out on the 19th or 20th, and not before, yet, that such a matter was not to be relied on; for that the rags may have been collected from different parts -- nay, some of them may have been the vehicle through which the contagion was carried into Leghorn; that the Newspapers most likely took no notice of the disease until the mortality became too great to conceal it, as all Trading Inhabitants were interested in keeping the matter secret, that their port may continue open; and that there is even among Medical Men, a difficulty in discriminating, at its first introduction, between Fevers arising from the common contagion of prisons, &c. and the dreadful Malady with which Spain and Italy have been affected." -- For those reasons, his Worship the Mayor ordered the goods be re-shipped, and transmitted an account to Government of the transaction.

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CLONMEL, FEB. 16. -- We are sorry to enumerate, amongst the number of outrages committed in our vicinity for some time back, one which occurred on Thursday night, on a mountain farm, the property of Mr. Thomas Grubb, of this town, whose spirit and taste for planting and improving ground, deserved better treatment. He had inclosed a field of near 20 acres, on the hill over Clonmel, with a double ditch, which was highly limed, and sown with a crop of rape, and on which two good slated houses had been lately erected, completely finished, and ready for the reception of his steward and servant. We lament that on Thursday night last, a numerous banditti assembled, and levelled the entire house's and ditches to the ground. This gentleman is inclosing a number of acres of this improveable farm, in view of the town, which is now ready for planting, and we hope this infamous action will not deter him from his laudable and spirited undertaking. A number of respectable Gentlemen went out to see the depredation yesterday, and have viewed it with the deepest regret.

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Richard Day, Esq. an officer of excise, after receiving information that a quantity of contraband whiskey was concealed at Kiltymorris, in the lower part of this county, proceeded last Saturday morning, accompanied by a party of the Waterford militia, now quartered at Ballymena, to seize the liquor. After this transaction was made public, the peasantry assembled for the purpose of rescuing the seizure; they attacked the military with stones, and so annoyed them that the principle of self-defence obliged them to fire on the country people; in consequence of which, an individual named Scullion was killed on the spot, and several of his co-adjutors were wounded, and the lives of some of the wounded are in a state of doubt. This practice of private distillation is not only injurious to the revenue and the fair dealer, but by its affording whiskey at too easy a price to the poor, it destroys their morals.

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The alarm of Fife on Saturday last, in Mill-street, fortunately ended as it began, in an alarm; its ravages extended no further than the garret in which it commenced; the fire was occasioned by shavings of wood being kindled in the apartment. This accident will, probably, induce those whom it may concern to provide some more effectual means of apprizing the inhabitants of Belfast of any casual danger than the Market bell, whose strongest vibration does not extend beyond the market-place. -- Verbum sat. Something might be added only that we dread a denunciation for unnecessary and severe remarks, on the delay that attended the arrival of the town engines, and their imperfect state when they did arrive:-- danger gives no notice of its approach, therefore "watch, for ye know not the hour" The Officer on guard, Capt. POWEL, was on the alert, and seemed resolute to defend the property of the sufferers from depredation or accident.

 

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Belfast Commercial Chronicle - Wednesday, 27 February 1805

Died

At Jennymount, near Belfast, on 26th instant, after a tedious illness, which she bore with truly religious resignation, Miss Isabella Wilson; as a sister and friend, her amiable dispositions must long be remembered.

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The Slave Trade Bill now before the House of Commons, goes to enact, that from a time to be determined, no Negro Slave shall be imported into any of his Majesty's colonies, under penalty to be hereafter determined. All insurances on vessels employed in the Slave Trade to be declared void. The benefit of seizure of vessels employed in the traffic to rebound to the seizing officers. Forfeitures to be recovered by procecutions in the Courts.

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Scilly, Feb. 15. -- Arrived the ketch Fullerton, Davis, master, laden with timber from Chepstow for Plymouth; she was captured off the Land's End by a French brig privateer of 14 guns, and retaken by the Gannett sloop; the Helena sloop of war, with a convoy from Waterford for London, has put in here; also a cutter from the North of Ireland, with a convoy, four sail of which have separated.

The Ann, Hirneman, from Dublin to London, was taken by a French Lugger Privateer off the Land's End, 14th Inst.

Plymouth, Feb. 21. -- Came in the Spanish ship, Sacra Familia, from the Havannah, bound for Cadiz, laden with a valuable cargo of sugar, coffee, cocoa, and hides, captured on the 6th inst. by the Uraine, of 38 guns. This afternoon arrived the Barzillia, of London, Thomas Hurt master, from Jamaica: she was captured on the 13th instant, near Scilly, by the General Perignon French brig privateer, of 14 guns, and retaken the 20th following, about 40 miles from Ushant, by the Melampus, of 36 guns, which is arrived with her: the privateer had made 18 captures during her cruize, and had on board eight English Captains when she took the Barzillia: the privateer having expended her crew, is returned to France.

The Sacra Familia has 70,000 dollars on board. She was taken possession of first by a letter of marque which had not a Spanish commission on board, of course, when the Lieutenant of the Uraine boarded her, he too her for the Uraine as prize.

THe Cambridge, Lewes, from Jamaica to Liverpool, laden with Rum, Sugars, &c. was taken 2d Inst. by the Brave French Privateer, since retaken by the Moucheron Brig, and arrived at Cork the 14th.

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Those who wish earnestly for the accommodation, cleanliness, and health of the inhabitants of Belfast, will lose no opportunity of suggesting such ideas and observations as may induce practical and useful improvement. Though totally unconnected with the Gentlemen in whose department it is to remedy any defect in the pipe-water regulations of the town, we presume to point out the propriety of securing a constant and adequate supply of tat necessary and indispensible article, water, which requires an increase of quantity, owing to the augmented and augmenting population of that town. A scarcity is even now partially felt: What then may be apprehended, when the dry season shall diminish our present means of obtaining this fluid? -- The Pipe-Water Committee, who have hitherto acquitted themselves with sedulous industry hint parent-like care, will, we trust, look upon this hint without displeasure. No being, who has enjoyed the advantages of their gratuitous application to the necessities of their fellow-citizens, can intrude on their province without being anxious to avoid exciting their reprobation.

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The Ampitheatre now erecting in Donegall-street, under the direction of the celebrated Mr. O'Neill, who afforded so much entertainment by his extraordinary Fire-Works, in so forward a state as shortly to promise the public a variety of Equestrian and other Amusements.

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PHÆNOMENON. -- A cow belonging to Arthur Connely, near Doagh, calved five full sized bull-calves, on Thursday evening last; three died immediately, and the others are since dead. The cow calved 12 weeks before the usual period of gestation had expired.

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ON ABSENCE.

Absence cures the mind of fancies;
    Absence regulates desire:
In absence oft we muse with reason;
    Reason Virtue's friends admire.

Admiration thrives on knowledge.
    Firmly rooted -- timely grown:
Time matures a last affection;
    Absence makes it truly known

M.B. Strangford, Feb. 21.

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