Page images
PDF
EPUB

MONTHLY CHRONOLOGIfT,
For NOVEMBER, Isqi.

Nov. i. A LUMINOUS Meteor was observed at Xa. Chelsea, which rose in the west, and emitted so splendid a blaze of azure light for about a minute, that the smallest print could be read by it—it then took a south-east direction, when it divided into small balls, or globes, and instantly disappeared, without any explosion.

». Accounts received, th3t of the 54, persons, who, in addition to the 29 killed, were wounded by the falling in of Kilmarnock church, during divine service, some are dead, and others also so bad, no hopes can be entertained of their recovery.

3. Marquis Cornwallis landed at Calais, amid a grand salute of artillery, the ringing of bells, a general illumination of the town, and every possible demonstration of joy and respect.

J?, The Court of King's Bench, during the time of business, was thrown into the greatest confusion, by the sudden appearance of a woman disordered in her dress, with dishevelled hair, and exhibiting every symptom of phrenzy. The doorkeepers had attempted to keep her out, but notwithstanding their utmost exertions, she had found means to rush past them. However, one of them immediately pursued her, and laid hold of her just as she had come opposite Lord Kenyon. For some moments it was impossible to carry her back. She struggled violently, and exclaimed — " Justice I justice !. they, have murdered my childrenthey haw murdered my children! I will be heard! They have murdered my children!" At last she seemed overcome by her feelings, and was dragged out in » «tate of insensibility. A gentleman at the bar said - . i —, •

that he knew her well. She was an unhappy maniac belonging to the part of the country from whence he came, at the distance of many miles from London.

o. This being Lord Mayor's day, the procession to Guildhall was more splendid than it has been for many years. Sir John Earner fills the magisterial chair—besides the usual attendants in their carriages on these occasions, the man in armour was revived! A dragoon undertook to be champion, and was fitted with armour from the tower. He was dressed up in the curiass and helmet of William the Conqueror, the gloves of John of Gaunt, and the hose of Henry the Eighth! The militia of the city were drawn out, of which the Lord Mayor is se-1 concl in command. He was also attended by the Salter's Company. The company at Guildhall was large, and very respectable. In going thither, the old Lord Mayor, Sir William Staines, Alderman Coombe, and Lord Nelson, had their horses taken from their carriages, and were drawn by the multitude. Contrary to custom, the day was remarkably fine, so that it was auspicious to the pageantry of the exhibition.

10. Sir Sydney Smith arrived at the Admiralty from Egypt—he landed at Portsmouth, and was received with acclamations by his grateful countrymen.

11. Accounts received from New York, that a fever was raging there, and in the vicinity. It is not, however, the yellow fever, which has proved so pernicious to the rising prosperity of that country.

12. A magnificent dinner was given at the London Tavern by the Levant Company, the Governor Lord Grenville in the chair. The company consisted of Lord Nelson, Sir Sydney Smith,' Sec. The whole was conducted with great conviviality.

15. Vice Admiral Sir William Parker having

been tried by a court-martial, at Portsmouth, the court was of opinion, that he was justified in sending the America and Cleopatra to the West Indies, but that he was indiscreet in the detailed instructions lor their return within the limits of their station. The court, however, declared, the character of Sir William, to be such as to preclude the idea of his having been influenced by any motive not connected with the good of his majesty's service, and therefore most honourably acquired him.

17. Lord Hawkesbury received a most magnificent snuff-box from the Emperor of Russia; the lid contains his Imperial Majesty's miniat1rre, and is ornamented with a profusion of diamonds, dispersed with great taste into branches of laurel and. olive over the portrait. The box is valued at 1600I, sterling."

. 19. The Fishmonger's Company gave an elegant entertainment, to which M. Otto, Lord Hawkesbury, Earl St. Vincent, and other celebrated characters were invited, in order to celebrate the Peace between France and Great Britain. • ao. A coal porter exhibited his wife in Smithfield, with a halter round her neck for sale; he demanded a guinea for her, but she hung on hand for some time> until a man of good appearance made the purchase, and parking her halter and all into a hackney coach, drove for Blaekfriar's bridge, amidst the huzzas of the mob. These disgracef ul scenes are too frequent in the present day. Both the seller and buyer richly deserve to be whipped; and there is surely some law in the country, by which such outrages on decency may be chastised.

. MONTHLY LIST OF BANKRUPTS,

. • (From the London Gazette.)

JOHN Debrett, Piccadilly, bookseller. Robert Lydstonn James, Penryn, Cornwall, dealer. W. Middleton, John Holland Pemberton, and and George Felton, Liverpool, merchants. Joseph Haines Brandish, Birmingham, factor. John Norton, Manchester, check-manufacturer. Thomas Leigh, Foxdenton, Lancashire, dealer. G. Mallalieu, Salford, Lancashire, cotton-manufacturer. John Henchan, Liverpool, dealer in muslin. James Craig, Lime-street, London, merchant. Wm. Halliday, Watling-street, London, warehouseman. A. H. Cortissos, Leman^street, Goodman's-fields, merchant. Jn. Attfield, late of Red Lion-street, Clerkenwell, carpenter. Joseph Hefford, CurtainVoad, Shoreditch, tailor. Johd Cheyney, Oxfordstreet, linen-draper. J. H. Pemberton, Liverpool, merchant. J. Taylor and J. B. March, Wigmoreitreet, Cavendish square, linen-drapers. E. Wall, Shrewsbury, Salop, innkeeper. Evan Humphreys, Bristol, victualler and skinner. John Jeaves, late of Aldersgate-strtet, London, merchant. J. Furnell, Kent-road, Camberwell, Surry, fell-monger. Joel Wallis, Tiverton, Somersetshire, baker. Wm. Quantrill, William-street, Shoreditch, carpenter. Wm. Izad, Lamb-street, Spital fields-market, baker. Robert Atherton, Latchford, Cheshire, tanner- Ingram Varley, Wigan, Lancashire, shopkeeper. James Ogden, late of Ashton under line, cotton-spinner. John Cornish, late of the Broadway, Deptford, butcher. George Andrews, late of Holybourne, Hampshire, tanner. Anthony Rudhall, Bedminster, Somersetshire, baker. John George Titchtns, St. Mary Hill, Billingsgate* merchant. George Blakey, Mile-end, Middlesex* ship-owner. Wm. Harvey, Liverpool, woolleni draper. Elijah Cobham, Liverpool, merchant. P. Kind and W. Smith, Southampton, linen-drapers. T. Taylor, Birmingham, draper. J. Scott and F. Roach, Castle-street, Leicester-square, Middlesex, linen-drapers. Robert Henderson, Oxford-street, fishmonger. J. T. Serres, Wimpole-street, Cavendish-square, bookseller. Jon* Simmonch, Canterbuiy, linen-draper. Richard Bishop, late of Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and John Ireland, late of Culkerton, Wiltshire, corn-dealer*. Theodore Allen, Bath, fishmonger. Joseph Tilstone, Newcastle under Lyne, hat-manutacturef. John Newton, Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland, liquor-merchant. Edw. Pheasant, Grantham, Lincolnshire, dealer in seeds. John Stentaford, PlyMouth Dock, shopkeeper. Mark Palmer, Monkwearmouth shore, county of Durham, sail-maker. John Blair, London-street, Middlesex, mariner. John Cooke, White Horse Lane, Stepney, coalmerchant. John Barnes, Bolton, Lancasaire, cotton-manufacturer. J. Tripp, Bristol, salesman. J. Rawley, Chancery Lane, boot and shoemaker. B. T. Chynn, Purleigh, Essex, shop-keeper. E. Strong and W. Harvey, Liverpool, anchorsmiths. F. L. E. Orstorn, Frith Street, Soho, mathematical instrumeut maker. G. King, Frome Selwood, Somerset, cabinet-maker.. J. Buchanan, Woolwich, pork-batcher. J. Brock, jun. Wapping Street, slopseiler. R. Evans, City Road, umbrella-maker. Jeremiah Marshall King, Liverpool, coffee-house-keeper. Samuel Broughall, Yeaton, salop, miller. Joseph Coulthard, Bucklersbury,

« PreviousContinue »