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He brought letters of very warm re. Art. I. There shall be a defensive allicommendation from the emperor to ance between his majesty the King of Lord Grenville, and afterwards paid Prussia and his majesty the Emperor of his court successfully to ministers;
the French, King of Italy, their heirs and for he received letters of denisation,
successors, against all the powers of Eu
rope with which either of the contracting and very considerable sums were la
parties has or shall enter into war. vished by government, for services
Art. II. The two high contracting which he and his coadjutors under.
powers reciprocally guarantee to each took to manage.—The countess, his other the integrity of the present terriwife, was originally an actress. tory. . 24th.-OREBRO.--A courier has Art. III. In case of the present alliance just arrived with the news of peace being brought to effect, and every time having been concluded between the
when such case shall happen, the con. Russians and Turks. One of the ar
tracting powers will fix upon the mea
sures needful to'be taken by particular ticles is, that should Austria attack
conventions. the Russians, the Turks are to send
Art. IV. Every time that England shall an auxiliary corps of 50,000 men to make any attempts upon the rights of the assistance of Russia. The same commerce, either by declaring in a state courier brings orders for General of blockade the coasts of one or other of Suchklin, to settle all difference be. the contracting parties, or any other distween Russia and Great Britain, with position contrary to the maritime rights Mr Thornton, and to request Eng
consecrated by the treaty of Utrecht, all land to assist Sweden as much as in
the ports and coasts of the said powers,
shall be equally interdicted to the ships of her power.
neutral nations who suffer the indepenEXTRACT FROM THE BERLIN GA. dence of their flag to be molested. ZETTE.
Art: V. The present treaty shall be ra
tified, the ratifications exchanged at BerTreaty of Alliance between his Majesty
lin, within the space of ten days, or soonthe King of Prussia, and his Ma
his Ma. er, if possible. jesty the Emperor of the French, (Signed) The Duke of BASSANO. King of Italy, &c. &c. ratified at
The Baron KRUSEMARK. Berlin the 5th of March, 1812. 27th.-Captain Hargrave arrived
His majesty the King of Prussia, on Saturday night at the Admiralty, and his majesty the Emperor of the with dispatches from Admiral Saw. French, King of Italy, &c. wishing yer, at Halifax, brought by the Macto bind more closely the ties which karel schooner, which arrived at unite them, have named for their ple- Portsmouth on Saturday morning. nipotentiaries, namely, his majesty the They state that on the 24th ult. the King of Prussia, Mr Frederick Wil- Belvidera frigate, commanded by Capliam Louis, Baron de Krusemark, tain Byron, was cruising off Sandy. major-general of his majesty the King hook, but not in sight of land, when of Prussia, &c. His majesty the Em- she fell in with an American squa, peror of the French, King of Italy, dron, consisting of the President, &c. Mr Hugues Bernard, Count Ma. United States, Congress, and Essex ret, Duke de Bassano, &c. his minis- frigates, and Hornet sloop of war, ter for foreign affairs, were, after ha. which ships, as soon as they were ving communicated their respective within point-blank shot, without the full powers, agreed upon the follow least previous communication with ing articles :
the Belvidera, immediately commen, ced firing upon her. The Belvidera, broad thread lace; the vest left unof course, made sail from so very supe. confined at the bottom of the waist. rioran hostile force, and the Americans A Highland helmet, composed of the pursued her, maintaining a running same material as the vest, with long fight as long as the Blvidera was square veil of white lace. A rosary within reach of shot ; in the course and cross of the coquilla nut, Halfof which she had two men killed, and boots of pale green kid. Parasol of Captain Byron was much hurt in the the same colour, with deep white silk thigh, by a gun falling upon nim awning. Gloves of buff-coloured kid. The Belvidera' made the best of her - Ackermann's Repository of Arts, way to Halifax, to acquaint Admiral Fashions, &c. Sawyer of the transaction, and repair Opera, or Gala Dress.-A robe of her damages. On her arrival there imperial blue sarsnet, shot with white, Admiral Sawyer sent Captain Thomp. with a demi-train, ornamented with son, in the Calibre sloop of war, with fine French lace down each side, the a flag of truce, to New York, to re. front, and round the bottom; the quest an explanation of the matter; trimming surmounted by a white sa. dispatched the Rattler to Bermuda, tin ribbon; the robe left open a small and the different cruising stations, to space down the front, and fastened order all his squadron to assemble at with clasps of sapphire and pearl, Halifax, and sent Captain Hargrave over a white satin slip petticoat ; in the Mackarel to England, with dis short fancy sleeves to correspond with patches for government. The Mac- the ornaments of the robe. Parisian karel has had a good passage of 26 cap made open, formed of rows of days from Halifax.
fine lace and strings of pearl, the hair FASHIONS.- Evenin Dress -An dressed a-la-Henriette of France, ap. embroidered crape round robe, deco. pearing between, and much separated rated at the feet with a deep Vandyke on the forehead.' Pearl necklace, and fringe ; short melon sleeve ; bosom hoop ear-rings of the same. Scarf and back to correspond. White or shawl in twisted drapery of fine white blossom satin under-dress. Hair a lace. White kid gloves, and fan of dishevelled crop, ornamented with a ivory, ornamented with gold. Slipsmall cluster of the Chinese nose on pers the same colour as the robe, with each side, and confined with a comb white rosettes. of pearl at the back of the head. Evening Dress.-A pale willow Necklace, ear-rings, and bracelets, of green, shot with white; or plain pearl and wrought gold. Grecian white gossamer satin slip, with a descarf of lilac silk, with embroidered mi-train, fringed with silver. Short variegated ends. Slippers of white close sleeves, the same as the slip, satin, and gloves of French kid. Fan terminated with rows of scallops. of imperial crape and ivory, embel. Short Grecian robe of white crape, lished with gold antique devices. embroidered and fringed with silver;
Promenade Dress A round high the waist of satin, ornamented with robe of fine cambric or jaconet mus. pearls, beads, or a delicate trimming lin, with waggoner's sleeves, and high of silver ; girdles, a la repentie, form. full-gathered collar. A cottage vest, ed of silver cordon and rich silver tasof light green or lemon-coloured sars. sels. Anne of Denmark hat, of white net, laced in front of the bosom with satin, with a long white ostrich fea. silk cord, and trimmed round with ther drooping over the front, and surmounted by a small bunch of rose with flowers underneath on each side buds or wild honeysuckles ; pearl the forehead, give to many of our labandeau discovered on the right side dies of very high rank the appearance of the head. Maltese ear.rings of of blooming and beautiful cottagers. pearl and sapphires, with pearl neck. Stays are now very much thrown lace and cross to correspond. White aside, and the exquisite contour of a satin slippers, fringed with silver. fine Grecian form is now no longer, White kid gloves. The shawl or by being steel clad, disguised in such long mantle, generally thrown over impenetrable and hideous armour. this dress, should be of Maria Louisa The favourite colours are blue, li. blue, with very deep fringe.
lac, jonquil, Pomona, and pale willow General Observations. Now the green.-La Belle Assemblee, pelisse reposes safely in the cedar press, and the velvet and fur are em AGRICULTURAL REPORTS. bued with spicy odours, the preserva England.-Several pieces of rye tives of Turkey leather, camphire, have been cut in the home counties, and cedar shavings, which defend but the wheat and oat harvest has their warm and rich texture from been kept more than usually back. the destructive moth, till winter shall ward by the cold and rainy weather ; again resume her frozen empire. the barleys are found later than ei.
To these have succeeded the spen- ther. The crops of most kinds of cer, the mantilla, and the scarf shawl. grain are expected to turn out good The former of these articles is most on tender soil, but light on heavy in favour or walking, with a bonnet lands, from the long continuance of of the same, bent over the forehead, wet through the summer as well as and the flower transferred from be- the spring season ; the wheat, how. neath to the front, or round the crown ever, is more fully set in general than of the bonnet, but the most favourite has been known for several years ornament is a long white ostrich fea- past; beans, pease, and other articles ther.
of the pulse kind, promise to turn The gowns are made much the out great crops ; and the oats in the same as last month, consisting chiefly fen countries bid fair to be equally of French cambrics or Indian muslins productive. Potatoes prove abundant for half dress, and coloured muslins, in all districts. The latter sown tur crapes, opera nets, gossamer satins, nips have generally planted well, and and French sarsnets, for evening par- the forward ones in Norfolk and Suf. ties.
folk continue very promising. The The dressing and disposing the hair season has proved very favourable for yet maintains its favour and preference the young clovers. The hop plantain the style adopted by King Charles's tions of Farnham, Kent, and Sussex, beauties, and seems peculiarly suited do not afford the appearance of a to the English countenance. Flowers third of an average crop ; those of in half dress, and heron's and ostrich the Worcester and Hereford districts feathers in full dress, are now univer- are more promising ; the whole year's sally adopted.
duty, however, is not estimated at The village basket has now taken more than 47,0001. The wool mar. place of the ridicule, which, with the kets are rather higher for fine Merino cottage bonnet placed very backward, and South Down fleeces. The Mida summer fairs have had but a scanty at present are principally supplied supply of lean stock, particularly in from the North by shipping to Leith. Scotch and Irish beasts, and there. A very small quantity comes otherfore the prices have consequently been wise, either by sea or land carriage considerably higher. Horses of shape The cattle markets are still high and and make, of all sorts, are also dearer. in demand, at higher prices for every The meat markets have rather decli- description of beasts. ned, prime beef not exceeding 6s. and Lothian Report.-Seldom has the mutton 5s. 6d. per stone, through the weather been more favourable for the month.
various productionsofagriculture than SCOTLAND. - The weather during what has been experienced throughout this month has been generally cold and this month. From the 1st to the 18th dry, without any heavy rains, but at it was calm and dry, with clear suntimes moderate showers, which have shine, which was very advantageous been beneficial for the growing crops. for the blooming of the wheat, especiThe fallow, potatoes, and turnip ally the earlier fields, as the abundance cleaning have met with little obstruc- of the crop materially depends upon tion from dashing rains, which some. the facility with which that process in times happen at this season. The vegetation is accomplished. Part of general opinion of the present crops the bay crop during ihat time was also is, that they may be about a medi- got into the rick, and even in a few um ; but that it will be two or three instances safely into the stack, withweeks later to harvest than in ordina- out having received a single shower. ry seasons. There is a prospect of During the rest of the month, there a full crop of potatoes, a large breadth have been showers almost daily, which being planted, especially those upon has retarded the hay harvest, fortunatedry soils. Hay harvest is nearly fi- ly, however, without injuring the crop nished, the bulk of it is in the rick, in any degree worth noticing ; while it is below an average when taken the growing crops of every descripinto account; there is great want of tion have certainly received the most clover plants in many fields, and of extensive benefit. The wheat has imcourse there will be no second crop; proved wonderfully even in bulk, and this will force the farmer to consume should the weather continue favourhay instead of the second crop of able, present appearances certainly clover, and thereby diminish his disa promise something like an average posable quantity ; sales are making crop. Barley also is thriving; and at 1s. to 18. 4d. per stone from the pease and beans in most cases are rick. From the general opinion of a very luxuriant, while oats in almost late harvest, the grain prices have every situation have seldom promised been advancing, especially oats ; the a more abundant crop. Turnips, late spring caused great waste of them both Swedish and common, are thri. ere live stock could get grass ; and ving, having been greatly benefited by as farmers and country people usual. the late showers, which have been ly lay up as much meal in winter as equally favourable to the potatoes, will serve until harvest, they are be- which crop is well planted almost come a new class of consumers of every where, and appears healthy. oatmeal, which increases the demand May a bountiful Providence realize for this article. Our grain markets present appearances, for the sake of the farmers as well as the rest of the 6th. ----MAIDSTONE. William community ; as when the price of Brown, a private in the royal artillegrain is exorbitantly high, the farm, ry, was indicted for the wilful murder er is too often an object of envy, of Isabella M-Guire, a child of the when it frequently happens he is one age of seven years. The prisoner was of the greatest sufferers. The fallows servant to a Lieutenant Webber, and have wrought in the most satisfacto. bore a most exemplary characterin the ry manner, and in many instances regiment ; some things, however, had are already manured, yet the most of been stolen from his master's closet, that business is still to perform. Hay and he was suspected of the theft. He may be considered as an average crop, absented himself all the night of the the greater part of which is still in 4th of April, and on the morning of the fields, but few or no sales of this the 5th, as early as between five and article have as yet been effected, al- six, he came back to the barracks, though prices are expected to be ra- and wakened a person of the name of ther higher than last year, as little or Jefferys, with whom he had lived. none of last crop remains on hand. After some preliminary conversation, The quantity of grain in this district he told him he had committed a is certainly very limited, an early har. crime for which he must be hanged, vest is therefore much to be desired, and desired to be taken to the guard. as, should the contrary unfortunately house. Adam Little, serjeant-mabe the case, the consequences to the jor, there received him in custody, poor may be severe indeed.
and desiring to speak to the serjeant in private, he then told him that last
night he had murdered a little girl. AUGUST.
The serjeant desired him to state far
ther particulars. He said, that get3d.--Foreign-Office, Downing. ting over a style, which led into a Street.-His Royal Highness, the lane, he saw the child at play, who Prince Regent has been pleased, in cried when she saw him ; that he then the name and on the behalf of his ma- took the child in his arms, and with jesty, to appoint Horatio Walpole, his finger and thumb strangled it, Esq. (commonly called Lord Wal. As soon as it was dead, he carried pole) to be his majesty's secretary of it under his arm for some distance, embassy, at the court of St Petersand laid it on some stone steps in a burgh.
place he described. 6th.-On Sunday, agreeably to the A witness was called, who found alteration ordered at the last quarter. the child in the place where the prily meeting of the queen's council, soner described he had left it ; and the following bulletin was shewn at the surgeon stated, that by the marks St James's Palace :
under the throat, the child had evi. “Windsor Castle, August 1. dently been strangled in the manner “ Soon after the last monthly re. described by the prisoner. port, his majesty had a severe acces. The prisoner could ascribe no mosion of his disorder, which quickly tive for this deed, but told the ser. subsided; and his majesty has since jeant he had no malice against the continued as well as before that at child, and could not tell how he came tack.”
to do it. (Signed by the five physicians.) Mr Curwood, as counsel for the