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20. At his house, Park Road, Edinburgh, after a few days' illness, George Wilde, M.D. treasurer of the Royal Physical Society.
-At London, Lady Harriet Finch, sister to the Earl of Aylesford.
Mr John Macdonald, ironmonger, Edinburgh. -At 21 Montague Street, Edinburgh, Miss Mary M'Lean.
21. At Gibraltar, Thomas Sidney Beckwith, Captain in the Rifle Brigade, only son of MajorGeneral Sir Thomas Sidney Beckwith, K.C.B.
22. Mrs Dalrymple, wife of North Dalrymple, Esq. of Campie.
At Dean Lodge, James, infant son of Mr Cargill, wine-merchant.
At Thankerton, Miss Ellenor Campbell, eldest daughter of the late Walter Campbell of Shawfield, Esq.
23. At 4, St James Square, Jane, third daughter of the Rev. James Porteous, in her 26th year. -At her house, Park Street, aged 90, Mrs Bathgate, relict of Mr Andrew Bathgate, farmer, Blance Burn, East Lothian.
24. At Dunbar Foundry, Georgina Sked, daughter of Mr George Sked.
At Rosend Castle, Fifeshire, Mrs Broughton, widow of Major-General Broughton of Rosend. -At Broomhouse, Roxburghshire, Mr William Scott, aged 64.
25. At 9, Montague Street, Abram Newton, Esq. late merchant in Edinburgh.
-At Henry Cockburn's, Esq. in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Miss Mary Anne M'Dowall, third daughter of the late James M'Dowall, Esq. Glasgow.
-At Gellet, Fifeshire, John Purvis, younger of Lochend, Esq.
26. At Lerwick, Mrs Robertson, senior, of Gussaburgh, Shetland.
27. At Dalkeith, Ebenezer Scott, Esq. surgeon. At Park Gate, Regent's Park, London, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Rear-Admiral Sir R. Waller Otway, Commander-in-Chief in South America.
- At Leith, Mrs Ann Macandrew, wife of Mr John Henderson, Custom-house, Leith.
29. At Rattray, near Blairgowrie, Mr David Robertson, of the late firm of Goldie and Robertson, ironmongers, Edinburgh.
30. Agnes, the wife of R. D. Menzies, Esq. shipbuilder, Leith, and daughter of the late Rev. David Pyper, minister of Pencaitland.
At No. 1, Hill Street, Edinburgh, David Ramsay, Esq.
At Kinross, Captain Daniel Menzies, of the Royal Perthshire Militia.
At Dullomuir, Blair-Adam, Mr Thomas Mather, many years factor to the Right Hon. the Lord Chief Commissioner.
May 1. At Comely Bank, Mr Robert Harper, senior, late of the Excise.
At St Bernard Crescent, the Hon. Catharine Murray, third daughter of the late Alexander Lord Elibank.
2. At Delvine, Laura Jemima, third daughter of Sir Alexander Muir Mackenzie, Bart.
3. At No. 28, Heriot Row, Margaret, daughter of the late Humphry Colquhoun, Esq.
-At Drumpellier, Miss Margaret Buchanan, grand-daughter of the deceased Andrew Buchanan, Esq. of Drumpellier, and daughter of the late George Buchanan, Esq. of Mount Vernon.
At Kirkton, Keithhall, Alexander Grant, at
the advanced age of 105.
4. At Edinburgh, Mrs Catherine Simpson, relict of the Rev. James Simpson.
-At the house of John Pirie, Esq. Camberwell, London, the Rev. James Gray, minister of Albion Chapel, London Wall.
At No. 69, Great King Street, Mrs Alison Home, widow of Mr William Finlayson, deputeelerk to the Bills.
-At Florence, aged 55, the Russian Prince Nicholas Demidow. The immense fortune of this nobleman has often furnished matter of curious speculation. He is said at one time himself to have estimated his income at a louis d'or aminute, or about L.500,000 a-year.
-At Borrowstounness, Agnes Waugh, wife of Mr Peter Petrie.
5. At 47, North Castle Street, Mr James Vary, second son of the late R. Vary, Esq. of Crossford, At Castledykes, Ebenezer Stott, Esq. of Castledykes.
Theophilus, youngest son of Captain Hodgson, Royal Navy.
-At Abbeville, in France, Mr Peter Moore, aged 76. He was for 25 years the representative of Coventry, and during a much longer period he had taken an active part in the most important political transactions of the day.
6. At Bannockburn, William Wilson, Esq. ma nufacturer.
-At 3, George Place, Leith Walk, Mrs Mar garet Barclay, relict of the Reverend Dr Barclay of Middleton, minister of the gospel, Haddington.
At Kilmarnock, Captain Robert Crawford, late a commander in the Hon. East India Company's Bengal flotilla.
At Peterhead, Mrs Hutchinson, formerly residing at Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
7. At Haddington, Mr John Aitchison, senior, late baker there.
At Grangemouth, Mr Joseph Bogue, senior,
-At Kenmure Castle, Catharine, youngest daughter of the late James Dalzell, Esq. of Barncrosh.
8. At Kinnaber House, near Montrose, Robert Gibson, Esq. aged 73, well known for a series of years as one of the most respectable and enterprising agriculturists in that part of the kingdom. 9. In Upper Seymour Street West, London, Matilda, wife of Thomas Campbell, Esq.
At No. 11, Henderson Row, Edinburgh, John Graham of Robshill, aged 56.
-At Broughton Street, Mrs Charlotte O'Keefe, wife of Mr Charles Mackay, of the Theatre Royal. 11. At Dunfermline, Helen, youngest daughter of Mr Andrew Rutherford.
12. At Woodhead, near Bathgate, Mrs Dou glas, late of Easter Inch.
13. At Bath, Mrs Maria Maclean, widow of Lieutenant-Colonel Maclean of Kinlochaline, and eldest daughter of the late Sir Allan Maclean of Maclean, Bart.
14. In Bethlem Hospital, the celebrated Mar. garet Nicholson, who attempted the life of his late Majesty. She has been confined in the above establishment 42 years, and during the whole of that period has been insane. She always appeared much pleased whenever any of the Royal Family visited the institution, and, on the occasion of the death of the late King, requested to be allowed to wear a black ribbon. Her age is supposed to have been nearly 100 years.
15. At her house, No. 6, Charles Street, Elizabeth, daughter of the late William Alston, Esq. Crown Agent for Scotland.
Eustatia Harriet, eldest daughter of William Sharp, Esq. late of Kirkton, West Lothian, collector of Customs, Borrowstounness.
At London, Miss Maria Grant, eldest sister of the Right Hon. Charles Grant.
24. At Hamilton, Andrew Barrie, Esq. surgeon royal navy, aged 30.
At Edinburgh, Mr John Lauder Carphin, merchant, Leith.
At Murraythwaite, Mrs Murray.
25. At Old Liston, Thomas Allan, Esq. of Alfanfield.
-At Crichton House, Sophia, daughter of Mr Alexander Dallas, W.S.
26. On board the City of Edinburgh steampacket, off Scarborough, Captain Duncan Chisholm Mackenzie, commander in the royal navy, second son of the late Roderick Mackenzie, Esq. of Scotsburn, in the county of Ross.
At London, Mr James Jones, for many years proprietor of the Royal Circus, and founder of the Coburg Theatre.
28. At Longridge, parish of Whitburn, Agnes Stephens, aged 75, and, five hours afterwards, her husband, Alexander Easton, aged 84. They had been married nearly 60 years.
-At London, the Hon. Anne Seymour Damer, the only child of the late Right Hon. Field-Marshal Henry Seymour Conway and the Lady Caroline Campbell, daughter of John, fourth Duke of Argyll, and widow of Charles Earl of Aylesbury.
Lately, at Oldham Common, Bitton, aged 108, Samuel Haynes. He has left a widow two years older than himself; also four daughters, all widows, and 22 grand-children, 29 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grand-children.
-At Leghorn, Mrs Colonel Colquitt, widow of the late Colonel Colquitt, of the Guards, and youngest sister of Mr Wallace of Kelly.
-At his residence, Newtonville, near Limerick, at the advanced age of 74, the Right Rev. Charles Tuohy, D.D. Roman Catholic Bishop of Limerick for the last fourteen years.
At his house at Woolwich, Dr Irwin, late Surgeon-General of the Royal Artillery.
At Liverpool, on his way to London, after a few days' illness, Captain James Coutts Crawford, Royal Navy.
-At Euston Square, London, Charles Grant, Esq. of Wester Elchies, Morayshire, and of Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
At Bath, in the 91st year of her age, Mrs Ricketts, widow of William Ricketts, Esq. formerly of Longwood, in the county of Hants, Inother of the Viscount St Vincent and Countess of Northesk.
-At Yarmouth, Mr David Service, author of the "Caledonian Herd Boy," and many other poetical productions.
-On his passage to Calcutta, Neil Somervell, Esq. late wine-merchant, Edinburgh.
In the neighbourhood of Putney, William Jewell, Esq. at the age of nearly 100 years, al
though, from the peculiar cast and character of his features and person, no one, unacquainted with the fact, would have suspected him to have been more than sixty. Jewell was the early friend of Foote and George Colman, the elder, for both of whom, during their lives, he superintended, with great probity and correctness, the pecuniary affairs of the Haymarket Theatre.
Lately, At Thoulouse, aged 57, Sir William Congreve, General of Artillery, who acquired so much renown by the deadly rockets which he invented. Towards the latter part of his life, having totally lost the use of his legs, he had invented a mechanically arranged chair or sofa, which enabled him to move himself about his apartments without any assistance. This machine occasionally served him as a bed whereon to repose. latterly also discovered means of propelling ships at sea, without the aid of oars, sail, or steam. He has left a widow, several children, and an im mense fortune.-Moniteur.
DEATH OF CAPTAIN CLAPPERTON.-The late Captain Clapperton's servant arrived on 7th May at Portsmouth, in the Esk sloop of war, and from him we learn that Captain Clapperton died on the 13th of April 1827, at Sockatoo, where he had been detained for five months, in consequence of the Sultan Bello of Sockatoo not permitting him to proceed, on account of the war between him and Bornou. He had waited there in hopes of getting permission to go on to Timbuctoo, and lived in a circular clay hut belonging to the Sultan's brother, the size of which was about fifty yards each way. He was attacked with dysentery, and latterly fell away rapidly, and became much emaciated. Two days before he died, he requested his servant to shave him, as he was too weak to sit up. On its completion, he asked for a looking-glass, and remarked he was doing better, and should certainly get over it. The morning on which he died, he breathed aloud and became restless, and shortly after expired in his servant's arms. He was buried by him at a small village (Jungah), five miles to the S.E. of Sockatoo, and followed to his grave by his faithful attendant and five slaves. The corpse was carried by a camel, and the place of interment marked by a small square house of clay, erected by his servant, who then got permission from the Sultan to return home. He accordingly journeyed to Badagry, which occupied him seven months, and was taken off the coast by Captain Laing, of the merchant brig Maria, of London, in January 1828, to whom he expresses himself most grateful for his attentions, and the preservation of his being He states, that he nearly lost his life while at Badagry, from the Portuguese setting the minds of the natives against him; and that they attempted to administer poison to him in his drink. He landed at Cape Coast, whence he was brought by the Esk. When travelling to Badagry, he lost four horses and two asses, from their being exposed to the sun, and fording the rivers, which were much swollen by the rains. He also confirms the account that Mungo Park was lost on a reef of rocks, which runs from the Island of Busa, (or Boussa,) in the Niger. Park got on the reef, and was unable to get off. When the natives saw him, they came down and fired on him and his party. Three black slaves and two white companions threw themselves in despair, in each other's arms, into the river, and perished.
DEATH OF THOMAS PARK.-In Africa, on 31st October, of yellow fever, after an illness of some days, Mr Thomas Park, son of Mungo Park. Akitto, the king of Aquambo, in whose country he died, treated him with the greatest kindness, and immediately upon his death, sent intelligence to Captain Fry, the commandant at Acra, requesting that some person might be sent to take care of Mr Park's effects, which was done, and they have now arrived in England.
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MY DEAR AND HONOURED PARENT,
A LETTER which I addressed to you through the medium of this Magazine on the eve of the last General Election, will justify me for soliciting your attention to the following Speech. The feeling which made me wish to influence you in the choice of your Representatives, now makes me anxious to prevail on you to examine how the Representatives you selected have discharged their duties.
Let not the Speech have the less weight with you, because it is not presented in a newspaper, graced with the name of some accomplished orator. In so far as concerns your interests, it is a far more important and valuable one than any speech that was delivered in either House during the session. Of its other characteristics, it does not become me to speak, and they are of minor consequence. In order that it may make the greater impression on you, imagine that it was actually uttered in Parliament by one of your favourite speakers, that it was greeted with thunders of applause, and that it now meets your eye in a newspaper, eulogized as a specimen of finished eloquence.
Your imagination, my dear sir, has in late years been accustomed to flights infinitely more difficult, daring, and extravagant; but, however, if, in your present sober and dejected condition, it be incapable of this, let it slumber, and have recourse to other and more trust-worthy faculties. Look at your agriculture-your shipping-your silk and glove trades-in a word, at all your interests. Look at the records of your criminal courts, and at the general state of your working population. Look, with a determination to use your eyes as you were wont to use them; and to reason from ocular proofs as you were wont to reason. Do this, and then read the Speech.
To prevail with you, I need not on this occasion employ reproach and remonstrance. You have not trod the flames in vain; the cup of afflicVOL. XXIV.