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John George Bodmer, of Bolton-le-Moors, in the county Palatine of Lancaster, civil engineer, for certain improvements in the construction of grates, stoves, and furnaces, applicable to steam-engines and many useful purposes.

John George Bodmer, of Bolton-le-Moors, in the county Palatine of Lancaster, civil en

gineer, for certain improvements in steam. engines and boilers applicable both to fixed and locomotive engines.

James Berrie and David Anderson, both of the city of Glasgow, in Scotland, manufac. turers, for a machine or machines for making a new or improved description of heddles or healds to be used in weaving.

BANKRUPTS, FROM OCTOBER 21, TO NOVEMBER 21, 1834, INCLUSIVE. Oct. 21.-J. COLLING, Yarmouth, grocer. J. HOLDSWORTH, Northouram, Yorkshire, J. APPLEBY, Newington Causeway, straw-hat worsted-spinner. I. B. Martin, Salisbury, manufacturer. W. RICHARDS, Oxford. st., Wiltshire, draper. M. TILEY, Bath, hatter. jeweller. R. ORSMOND, Great Scotland. J. B. KELK, Nottingham, lace-manufacturer. yard, coal-merchant. J. HALL, Preston, J. NICHOLSON, Prestbury, Gloucestershire, grocer. S. and J. MARKS, Exeter, glass mercer. merchants. W. CARR, Hexham, Northum

Nov. 7.-J. C. EMERY, Broad-street-buildberland, money-scrivener. J. RUSSOM, Car.

ings, City, underwriter. A. N. WICKES, narvon, coal-merchant. W. COLE, Chester,

Clement's-lane, Lombard-street, watchmaker. builder. G. CUBITT, North Walsham, Nor

E. PHILLIPS, 'Change-alley, Cornhill, provi. folk, lime-burner. J. Fortu, Nottingham,

sion-merchant. H. JONES, Poultry, chinghatter.

man. S. MILLS, sen., B. JOWETT, and S. Oct. 24.-S. BUTTENSHAW, High Holborn, Milis, jun, Bolt-court, Fleet-street, printers. tea dealer. M. ADE and F. BERGER, Lime

R. DAVIES, Noble-street, City, straw-hat mastreet, merchants. R. PRICE, Greenwich, nufacturer. E. HARVEY, baby-linen mantigrocer. C. Emson, Sawbridgeworth, Hert facturer. W. B. ALLEN, Clapton, Somersetfordshire, horse-dealer. E. HOWLETT and

shire, tanner. T. MORGAN, Eign, HerefordJ. J. BRIMMER, Frith-street, Soho-square, shire, timber-merchant, J. MITCHELL, Pe. printers. E. LLOYD, Harley-street, Caven nistone, Yorkshire, cloth-manufacturer. J. dish-square, bookseller. R. LEWIS and J.

STARKER, Jarrow Lodge, Durham shipDUTTON, Wooton-under-Edge, Gloucester. builder. J. W. WEBB, Axbridge, Somersetsbire, clothiers. T. HUGHES, Leamington shire, grocer.

J. BAILEY, Sparsholt, HampPriors, Warwickshire, auctioneer. M.GRAY, shire, cattle-salesman. J. HAMPSON, Sal. Walsall, Staffordshire, grocer. T. LORD, ford, Lancashire, schoolmaster. Newton Heath, Lancashire, silk-manufac.

Nov. 11.-W. J. COOPER, Sackville-street, turer. S. GOODE, King's Lynn, Norfolk,

Piccadilly, tailor. T. DEAN, Asylum-buildmoney-scrivener.

ings, Westminster-road, cow-keeper. C. CAROct. 28.-R, GATENBY, High-street, Shad. TER, Oxford-st., woollen-draper.

T. CORPE, well, grocer. F. C, CRANE, Upper Bedford Limehouse, builder. T. GRANGER, Hemplace, Russell-square, surgeon. J. S. DE lock-court, Carey-street, victualler. G. RIPinna, Bucklersbury, City, feather and Leg VERS, Twickenham, upholsterer. J. RIVERS, horn hat-broker. D. HARRIS, Strand, hosier. Highwych, Hertfordshire, grocer. T. C. R. BAILEY, Wooton-under-Edge, Gloucester

Medwin, Broad-wall, Stamford-street, Blackshire, bookbinder. J. W. SMITII, North

friars'-road, engineer. C. T. Jones, Brighton, Shields, shipowner. R. SKINNER, Exmouth,

horse-dealer. E, FRANCES, Lewisham, Kent, Devonshire, baker. T. PROSSER, Coleshill, baker. T. GOWAR, Greenwich-road, coachWarwickshire, draper. J. B. PEAK, Market

maker. C. HARWAR, Serle's-place, LinDrayton, Shropshire, tanner. T. M. JONES,

coln's-inn, paper-merchant. J. Booty, NotBirmingham, retail brewer. J. SIIAW, Great

tingham, stone-mason. J. TAYLOR, Spot. Driffield, Yorkshire, corn-factor. T, PRIEST

land-bridge, Lancashire, hatter. T. MANLEY, Halifax, Yorkshire, woolstapler.

SELL, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, grocer, Oct. 31.-J. WYLD, Rathbone-place, Oxford W. HARRIS, sep., and B. HARRIS, Stoke street, hosier.

R. FLAXMAN, Fetter-lane, Prior, Worcestershire, millers. carpenter. T. R. LEWIS, Tonbridge-place, Nov. 14.-T. GROVE, Great Surrey-street, New-road, wine-merchant. 1. J. B. ISAAC,

tailor. G. W. FARMER, Tavistock-street, Topsham, Devonshire, shipowner. J. Cooke,

Covent-garden, jeweller. W.SPRING, Great South Molton-street, Middlesex, tailor. W.

Portland-street, Portland-place, plumber. H. JAMES, Bath, soap-boiler. J. ALMOND, Pem

DAKIN, High-street, Borough, cheesemonger. bertor, Lancashire, woollen-draper. T. LA

G. HOUGHTON, Hertford-street, May-fair, sadTHA , Liverpool, innkeeper.

dler. B. Y. COLEMAN, Liverpool, watchNov. 4.-R. G, WARD, High-street, South manufacturer. T. H. MAUDE, White Birk, ampton, perfumer, R. CLARKE and J. BUR Lancashire, dyer. S. GODPRKY, Bristui, GESS,

Coal Exchange, coal-factors. T. CAR jeweller. J. KERWOOD, Cassington, OxfordTER, Cateaton-street, cloth-factor. R.CURRY, shire, grocer.

W. W. WADELIN, Wolver. Lillswood, Northumberland, cattle-dealer. hampton, shoe-manufacturer. J. BARNES, J. W. Barlow, Liverpool, coal-uperchant. Stratford-upon-Avon, carpenter.

COMMERCIAL AND MONEY-MARKET REPOR'T. The recent advices from the manu. In the Spirit Market, Rums are very facturing districts in Yorkshire and firm, and proof Leewards are worth Lancashire, show the trade in Woollen 2s. 2d. per gallon. Brandy and Geneva goods has been less active, upon the present nothing particular to note. whole, of late, than it had been for Considerable excitement has lately some time past. The fall in the price of been observable in the Cotton Market, wool, and the prospect of its still fur and speculation has led to an advance ther declining, had produced a serious which some cautious and vigilant obeffect on the sale of goods already ma. servers imagine to exceed the legitimate nufactured, and had relaxed the energy bounds of fair demand; the rise in of the manufacturers ; the unsettled Liverpool has been uearly fd. per lb. in state of political affairs, too, had contri the course of a week. In London, Surats buted to increase the evil. It is, how have been selling at 6fd. to 7d.; Benever, the opinion of the best informed, gals, good fair to good, 7 d. to 7d.; that if no serious political conflicts in fine Boweds, 100. tervene, this state of partial inactivity Both Wool and Silk are inanimate; will be but of short duration, and that but the quotations of the latter are more the progress of winter will restore ani steadily maintained than those of the mation and confidence to the buyers, former. The demand for Indigo is also and employment and cheerfulness to the dull, and prices somewhat depressed. artisans. In Cotton the manufacturers The Wheat trade has been heavy at continue to be in full occupation, parti the close of the month, with a fall of cularly the spinners, and in the finer above 18. per quarter, and Flour is down qualities.

3s, per sack. Barley is also ls. lower, In the Market for Colonial Produce there having been some large cargoes there has been until lately a very brisk from Scotland as well as England, totrade in Sugars, and prices are still very gether with some foreign of very fine firm, though the extent of the transac quality. Oats, Beans, and Peas are also tions is limited. The present stock of without animation. In Hops there is West India Sugars is 49,000 hhds., nothing doing; the declaration of the being 5000 more than at this date in last old duty will, it is said, exceed 180,000/ year; that of Mauritius is 66,000 bags, The Market for English Securities being 7500 less than last year. Sugars has been very tranquil during the past of the latter description are in brisk month, with the exception of the temdemand still, particularly the finer qua porary but sudden depression wrought lities for the grocers, and an advance of by the unexpected announcement of a Is. 6d. to 2s. per cwt. has consequently change in the administration. Until been obtained. The prices lately realized that time, the fluctuations in Consols by public sale were,

for low brown, 46s. ; had been confined to the limits of 91} good brown, 51s. to 53s.; yellow, 548. to and 914 ; that event carried them down 59s. In East India Sugars there is but to 90f, but they have since rallied, and little doing; foreign go off with more have nearly recovered their former poanimation, yellow Havannah bringing sition. The depression in Bank Stock 278. 6d. to 288. ; brown, 26s. 6d. The amounted to 4 per cent., and in India last average price is 16. 9s. 11 d. per Stock to 2 per cent. cwt.

A more serious impression was, how. Refined Sugars have gone off with ever, produced in the Foreign Market. more spirit latterly, and an improve- Spanish Bonds, which were previously ment of 6d. to ls. per cwt. is the re quoted at 57, fell rapidly to 53, but have sult: 3ls. 9d. to 328. has been paid for gradually advanced again to 55: Portufine crushed.

guese, in like manner, declined from 87 British Plantation Coffee has lately to 84$, and have re-ascended to 86. Other advanced 28. per cwt., and it maintains descriptions of Foreign Stock are either that advance with firmness ; Jamaica, wholly neglected, or, as is the case with good ordinary clean, brings 758. to 78s.; the Securities of the Northern European fine ordinary, 86s. to 888. Foreign and States, are little employed for the pur. East India Coffees have also risen about pose of mere speculation, and have, con18.; a parcel of Ceylon sold for 498. ; sequently, been little affected. and some good St. Domingo for 478. 6d.

The sale of Cocoa is dull; Trinidad, The following list shows the highest fair quality red, lately brought 50s. 6d. and lowest prices of the principal secuto 5ls. 6d. ; good Grenada, 488. to 50s. rities, domestic and foreign, from the 1st

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GREAT BRITAIN. At the Court at St. James's, the 17th day of November, 1834, present the King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. His Majesty having been pleased to appoint the Most Noble Arthur Duke of Wellington to be one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, his Grace was this day, by his Majesty's command, sworn one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State accordingly.

At the Court at St. James's, the 20th day of November, 1834, present, the King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. It is this day ordered by his Majesty in Council, that the Parliament which stands prorogued to Tuesday the twenty-fifth day of this instant November, be further prorogued to Thursday the eighteenth day of December next.

Report of the Privy Council relative to the late Fire.—This report having been approved by the King, has been published. It states that the tally-room of the Exchequer being required as a temporary accommodation for the Court of Bankruptcy, Mr. Milne, one of the Commissioners of Woods and Forests, gave directions to Mr. Phipps, assistant Surveyor, to burn such of the old tallies as were useless, in the Exchequer-yard or some other convenient place. Mr. Phipps gave directions to Mr. Weobley, clerk of the works, to have the tallies burned, but in consequence of the objection of Mr. Weobley, that the fire in the yard would alarm the neighbours, the burning was directed to take place in the stoves of the House of Lords, but without Mr. Milne's knowledge; that by direction of Mr. Weobley, about two one-horse cart-loads of tallies were brought by two men from the tally-room to be burned; that the men were desired to burn them slowly, but that they heaped the tallies in the stoves and created a great blaze in the flues, that the burning of tallies commenced on the morning of the 16th of October and continued all day; that the smoke and heat consequent on the operation was very great, so as to alarm Mrs. Wright, the housekeeper of the House of Lords, but that to her inquiries, Cross, one of the men engaged in burning the tallies, replied there was no cause for alarm; that one of the flues was foul, not having been swept since the beginning of the last session ; and that there is no doubt as to the fire being caused by the burning of the tallies. The statement of Mr. Cooper, that he heard of the fire at Dudley, a few hours after it broke out in London, the report states has been disproved in the most satisfactory manner; whilst his statements as to the facts that occurred connected with the story are contradictory, and his silence on the subject to the persons most nearly

connected with him, on his arrival in London, after the fire, is wholly unaccountable, on the supposition that he had really heard of the fire at the time he states. The report, which is signed by Mr. Bathurst, as Clerk of the Council, and Lord Duncannon, for the Lord President, concludes by stating that the Lords of the Privy Council have come to the conclusion, that the fire was accidental; was caused as they have related it, and was wholly attributable to carelessness and negligence.

THE COLONIES.

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. The exports from Table Bay, for the quarter ending June 30, amounted to 55,9791., of which 28,1181. were to Great Britain. The imports to Graham's Town, during the same period, amounted to 46,7431., and the exports to 23,8521., of which 14,8141. were for England.

SIERRA LEONE.

The frightful degree of mortality that has recently occurred again at our Colonies in Western Africa renders it a matter of more astonishment than ever that such Colonies are maintained at so great and unnecessary a sacrifice of human life. The Governor, after only a few months' residence, several military and civil officers, besides merchants and others, have fallen victims to the pestilential climate during the sickly season just passed, and every succeeding season is as sure to have its victims as that a portion of an army is sure to fall when engaged in an obstinate battle. Temperance in living, with avoidance of exposure, cannot, however advisable, operate as an effectual check on the ravages of an African fever. The poisonous miasma produced by stagnant water, decomposed vegetable matter, and other indescribable causes, will find its way to the victim in spite of all opposition. It is true that for some two or three years past the mortality has not been quite so great as formerly; but if this be owing, as it undoubtedly is, more to the improved mode of treating the fatal diseases than to any beneficial change in the climate, the only difference is that the survivors are rescued from death merely to eke out an existence rendered almost intolerable by the shattered constitution which must necessarily ensue.

FOREIGN STATES.

FRANCE,

THE “ changes" in France have been of a character more than usually extraordinary.” It was early in the month announced, as follows:

The Duc de Bassano, Minister of the Interior and President of the Council. M. Persil remained Minister of Justice. M. Bresson, Ambassador at Berlin, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Lieut.-Gen. Baron Bernard, Minister of War, who was also to fill the functions of Minister for Foreign Affairs until the arrival of M. Bresson. Baron C. Dupin, Deputé, Minister of Marine. M. Teste, Deputé, Minister of Commerce, who was to be Minister of Public Instruction, ad interim. M. Passy, Deputé, Minister of Finance.

We have given this list, however, merely to record the fact that three days terminated the existence of this ministry; and the following has been since formed:Duke de Treviso (Marshal Mortier), President of the Council and Minister of War.

Admiral de Rigny, Foreign Affairs. M. Duchatel, Commerce.
M. Thiers, Interior.

M. Persil, Justice.
M. Guizot, Public Instruction.

M. Humann, Finance.

BIOGRAPHICAL PARTICULARS OF CELEBRATED

PERSONS, LATELY DECEASED.

EARL SPENCER.

GEORGE John Spencer, Earl Spencer, Knight of the Garter, Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Society of Antiquaries, Viscount Althorp, Viscount Spencer, and Baron Spencer of Althorp, in the county of Northampton, Lord Steward of St. Albans, a Governor of the Charter House, and an Elder Brother of the Trinity, was born on the 1st of September, 1758. He was the son of John, the first Earl Spencer, by Margaret Georgiana, the eldest daughter of Stephen Poyntz, Esq, of Midgham, Berks, and descended from the third Earl of Sunderland, whose youngest son married the daughter and co-heiress of the renowned Duke of Marlborough, and Anne Churchill, the grandmother of the present Lord.

The early part of his education was confided to a private tutor; after which he was sent to Harrow. As with all men, inheritors of title and fortune, there are, of course, many interesting anecdotes extant of his precocious talent. The allowance to him by his father was such as completely accorded with the aristocratic notions of the magnates of those days, but widely differed from the simple and unpretending habits of the elegant young scholar they were intended to dignify.

After being for some time under the care of Sir William Jones, and then of Dr. Heath, his Lordship proceeded to Trinity College, Cambridge, where, in 1778, he took the degree of Master of Arts. At College he made many friends; for he proved in public that he was an accomplished scholar, and, in private, that the cultivation of the understanding is often allied to an amiable and generous disposition.

Shortly after leaving College, he was returned to Parliament as the representative of the borough of Northampton. Connected by birth and relationship with the great Whig families of England, Lord Spencer naturally enough set out in his political course upon Whig principles, and attached himself, in the House, to that party which was determinedly opposed to the administration of Lord North. On the overthrow of the Ministry, in 1782, Lord Spencer was appointed one of the Lords of the Treasury, and was re-elected for Northampton, though he afterwards came in for the county of Surrey, which he represented till he succeeded to the Peerage by the death of his father, which occurred in 1783.

Lord Spencer was neither a frequent nor a lengthy speaker, as a member of the Commons or of the Lords ; but still he took a fair share in the business of the day, and, as well from his rank and talents, as from the consistency and independence of his conduct, possessed a marked influence in public affairs.

Throughout the difficult and momentous period of 1792, and the following years, he received from the public, as we think he will from posterity, the fullest credit for the integrity of his motives and the purity of his political conduct. At this period, the mighty question of the French Revolution embarrassed almost every mind. 'Upon the issuing of the King's Proclamation in the critical year of 1792, Lord Spencer sided with the alarmist Whigs, who threw their strength into the scale of the Administration. On the 20th of December, 1794, he succeeded Lord Chatham as First Lord of the Admiralty. His conduct in this high office has always been highly praised. No period in our naval history was more brilliant than that of his Administration, from 1794, to June, 1800. Witness the victories of St. Vincent, of Camperdown, of the Nile, in which Jervis, Duncan, and Nelson, acquired immortal fame. The spirit of the British Navy, during these years, was at its height. True it is, that the alarming mutiny at the Nore, in 1797, occurred during this period; but equally true is it, that the mild and moderate councils of Earl Spencer, engendered in

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