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pierced it over the fire, and by inces. of the Auxiliary Bible Society; and the santly pouring down water, so kept it Hindee (second edition), Telinga, Seek, under for three hours, that nothing but Burman, Sungskrit (second edition), and the paper appeared to have kindled, and Chinese. The editions of the Old Testhere the flame was greatly abated. The tament are five, the Sungskrit, Bengalee alarm which we gave brought all the Eu- (second edition), Orissa, Mahratta, and ropeans around us, to our assistance, Hindee. Among the English works susbesides our own native servants, so that pended, till we get types from you, are, we had all the assistance we could de. the “ Sungskrit Grammar" (second edisire. While, however, the flames were tion); Brother Ward's work on the got under there, I looked in, and sud. “ Manners of the Hindoos” (second edi. denly saw a flame spread about twenty tion); “ Confucius” (second edition); feet higher up. The smoke and steam the “ Dissertation on the Chinese” (se 'increased so as to render it death to get cond edition), enlarged to more than 200 three feet within the wall. In a few mi. pages ; “ Bengalee Dictionary,” and a nutes the flames spread in every direc- i Telinga Grammar," both by Brother tion, and took away all hope of saving Carey. The loss cannot be less than any thing from thence, and filled us with 12,000l. sterling, and all our labours are terror for Mrs Marshman's school, about at once stopped. thirty feet to the north-west, a bed-room “I trembled for Ward, lest the roof for the boys, about sixteen feet full north, should have fallen in with him, or lest which communicated with brother Ca. he should have entered too far, and at rey's, and the hall, library, and museum, once have extinguished the spark of life; within twelve feet of it, to the north-east. but we are all preserved, blessed be God. The wind, however, fell, and it burned The flames touched nothing besides; they as straight upwards as fire on a hearth, might have consumed every thing. The and communicated to nothing besides. presses are preserved, and happily the It remained burning for six hours, and matrices of all the fonts of types were consumed the beams, five feet in circum- deposited in another place; had these ference, the roof, the windows, and every been burnt, it must have been years bething but the walls. Happily no lives were fore they could have been replaced. We lost, nor a bone broken. The loss we can can now, however, begin casting types not at present estimate. It has consumed to-morrow, if we can find money ; counall but the six presses, which we rejoiced try paper can be substituted for English, were saved, being in a side room. Two and thus two or three months will put thousand reams of English paper are the versions of the Scriptures in motion consumed, worth at least 50001. sterling. again; but for English we shall be disFonts of types in fourteen languages tressed till you send us a supply; we besides English, namely, Nagree (two know not even how to send you a circufonts, large and small), Bengalee (two lar letter. I am wricing this at Calcutta, fonts), Orissa, Mahratta, Seek, Burman, to go by the packet this evening, whither Telinga, Tamul, Cingalese, Chinese, Per- I am come to inform Brother Carey, and sian, Arabic, Hebrew, and Greek, were therefore cannot tell you what types, nor burnt; besides fonts of English for car. how many. They must, however, be all rying on ten works, which we have now the sizes, from the text of Confucius to in the press; and the cases, stones, brass the minion in the circular letter ; also rules, iron chases, &c. correspondent'with Italian, and every printing utensil accomall these. We have not types left for the panying. Perhaps some friend in Loncircular letter, nor even to print a state. don, in the printing line, can tell what ment of the loss. The editions of the goes to complete a printing office with New Testament which are stopped are English types. You must also send a nine, viz. the Hindoosthanee, Persian, " font of Greek and Hebrew, I am disand Tamul, printing under the patronage tressed to think where you will find mo.
ney, but send, if you incur a debt-the room. There was nothing found on silver and the gold are the Lord's. The the gentleman's person to lead to a Christian sympathy of our friends almost discovery of his identity. About 12
dent o'clock, however, on Monday night, of the College) was confined by illness; but Mr Bird, his son-in-law, exerted him
three interesting young ladies, of ve.
the self for us in the most strenuous manner. ry genteel appearance, between the I fear it affects Mr Browne's mind even ages of sixteen and twenty, arrived more than my own; he sent off an ex. at the house in which the gentleman press at midnight, to acquaint Mr Har died, accompanied by the dog. They rington, who is deeply affected. Poor came in a chaise from Richmond, Mr Thomason (chaplain to the Gover- where they reside. It appears that nor-General), wept like a child to-day the dog, immediately after the de. on hearing of it. He begs us to make cease of his master, ran off to Rich. out a minute statement of our loss, and says he will use all his interest on our
mond to his master's house. As soon behalf. How it arose we know not;
as the door was opened, he rushed Brother Ward and others think it must into the apartment of the young lahave been done by design, and that some dies, who were in the act of dressing idolater among our servants, turning pale themselves. He began to solicit their with envy at the sight of the Bible print. attention by whines and cries, and his ing in so many languages, contrived this eyes turned to the door, as if to in. mode of stopping the work. This, how vite them out. Failing in this, he evvr, is mere conjecture. “P. S.-One thing will enable us to.
became more earnest, seized their go to work the sooner; the keys of a
clothes, and pulled them towards the building, larger than the printing-office. door with so much violence, that one which we have let for years as a ware of their gowns was torn. This exci. house, were given up to us on Saturday ted great alarm, and from the intelli. last. Thus we have a place to resume gence shewn by the animal, it was our labours the moment types are cast.” resolved by the young ladies to acNOTICE.
commodate themselves to the dog, " On account of the great and affect who continued to invite them away. ing loss which has been sustained by the A chaise was accordingly ordered, missionaries at Serampore, Bengal, a col- and the three young ladies took their
seats in it. The dog led the way, chapel, after sermon, on the forenoon and evening of Sabbath next, the 20th
with his head almost constantly turn. current, when it is hoped that those who
those who ed back, and his eyes fixed upon the
ed back, are present will exert themselves, and carriage, until he led them to the thus testify their concern for an event house near the Admiralty, where his which must be lamented by every Chris- master died. There they alighted ; tian. Worship, in the evening, will be- but how great was their grief, horror, gin at six o'clock.”
and surprise, to find their father dead 17th.. LONDON.-On Sunday in such a situation. night a gentleman, between 50 and The deceased proved to be Mr 60 years of age, went into a house Corbet, an inhabitant of Lewisham, of a particular description near the in Kent, where he possessed a farm Admiralty. He had not been long of considerable extent, and followed there when he died suddenly. He the business of an auctioneer, and was had with him a small dog, of the ter. greatly respected in his neighbour. rier kind, which immediately left the hood. Sunday nigkt he dropped
down in the house alluded to, when eight ladies and one gentleman,* acthe people supposing him dead, im- companied by a man.servant, who mediately gave the alarm, and the had been to church in the morning, body was conveyed to the Lord had afterwards ridden to Tintern Ab. Cochrane hotel, within a few doors bey, and then returned by water ; it in Spring Gardens. Here it was dis was perfectly calm, and a full moon; covered that the spark of life was not when they were about to land, the totally extinguished. He was car. boatman informed them that the best ried up stairs and put to bed, and place was below the bridge, which medical assistance was called in, but they were fast approaching, and where in vain-in a few minutes he was a a number of ladies and gentlemen corpse. As the people of the house were walking. Before they had enwere carrying him up stairs, a sum oftered the arch, one of the ladies called 11001. fell from his pocket in bank- out “There's a rope, there's a rope;" notes, tied up in a bundle, and mark- but it was not seen by any other of ed on the outside, “ To be paid into the party, being in part under the Snow s," a circumstance sufficient in surface of the water; in an instant itself to shew that he had not been all was horror ; the moment the boat dishonestly treated by the female who touched the rope she upset! The accompanied him into the house from cries of the unfortunate for assist. which he was brought, or any other ance, the pushing off of boats from person belonging to it. The interest the shore, and the hurry of the good ing little dog after his return remain- people who were anxious to save ed at his post, 'the faithful guardian them, formed altogether a scene of of his beloved master's remains. He inexpressible distress. The wretched lay on the foot of the bed with his remains of this late happy party are eyes constantly fixed on the body Miss Eliza Shute, Miss Ann, and with an eager, anxious, melancholy Mr Rothery; the latter of whom expression. The place was crowded had been twice carried down in sup. with people, led by curiosity to this porting his wife, by struggling friends interesting scene. The dog never ap. clinging to him, and checking his expeared to take any notice of these ertions; he at length got her to the strange visitors, and no rude hand head of the upset boat, but from one attempted to interrupt the little of the party again clinging to them, mourner in his melancholy office.. they both suddenly disappeared, and
The verdict of the coroner's inquest it was long before Mr Rothery rose was, Died by the Visitation of God. to the surface, when he again grasped
21st.-A most tragical event took the boat, and was taken up in an al. place at Chepstow on Sunday last, most lifeless state. Miss Ann Shute, which has plunged many families in after long struggling, reached the that city and neighbourhood in the boat, and was taken off its bottom; greatest distress. The particulars are and Miss Eliza was taken from unas follow :-A party, consisting of derneath, upon turning up the boat.
* Mrs Shute, wife of Richard Shute, Esq. of Sydenham, Kent, and sister to Mrs Langley, of Waterhouse, near Bristol; her daughters Mary, Margaret, Eliza, and Ann; Miss Fisher, also sister to Mrs Langley ; Mr, Mrs, and Miss Rothery, of Bristol,
The unpardonable conduct of the not to prevent, the prisoner throwing person who fastened the fatal rope himself over also. The body sunk imto the pier, contrary to all rule, and mediately, and though instant search the regulations of the port, and ne. was made for it, has not yet been ver before known to be done, and by found. which three families have been plun Yesterday morning, at two o'clock, ged into the greatest misery, renders a most alarming fire broke out at Mr it proper that his name should be Holland's, tallow-chandler in South made public; the coroner's inqueșt Audley Street, Grosvenor Square. (held on Mary Shute, whose body is It began in the back melting warethe only one yet found), states him house, in Reeves's Mews, and three to be the pilot who carried the ves of the adjoining stables were soon sel, to which the rope was attached, burnt to the ground. There were up to the river, named James Halford nearly 400 tons of tallow on the preof Bristol.
mises, all of which was consumed, 25th.-ROBBERY AND SUICIDE.- and of course added greatly to the Messrs Wilkinsons, upholders, on fury of the flames. Fifty chaldrons Ludgate-hill, having of late been of coals, belonging to a retail dealer frequently robbed of feathers, suspic in that article, were also consumed. cion at last attached to a porter in The following are some of the houtheir employ, and a plan was laid for ses which have been destroyed or dahis detection ; it succeeded, and he maged on this occasion : was detected on Wednesday evening, Messrs Stodart and Bolton, coachwhen leaving work, with a large par makers ; the carriages were all sacel of feathers in his possession : he ved—the house of Madame Jaymond, was detained, and a constable sent milliner, has also sustained much da. for, and on being questioned, he con- mage-Mr Parson's, baker, Mount fessed that he had taken feathers fre- Street ; the house burnt and an imquently before, and sold them to a mense quantity of four-Mr Teby's broker, residing on the Surrey side stables, and Mr Butcher's slaughterof Blackfriars bridge. In order to houses, in Reeves's Mews, totally condetect the receiver, it was agreed that sumed the house of Mr Owen, tinhe should go as usual, accompanied man, is much damaged. One man by the officer, with the feathers; and was considerably bruised; but no when they arrived at the centre of lives were lost. Blackfriars bridge, he said the broker American papers bring the followwas in the habit of meeting him in ing harangue from the gallant comthe recess, and taking his bundle ; it modore Rogers. When he received the was therefore agreed, that he should declaration of war on board the Prestop there on the present occasion, sident, he ordered all hands on deck, and that the officer should wait near and addressed them as follows:-at hand to detect the broker when " Now, lads, we have something to he came; they had not been long in do that will shake the rust from your waiting, when the officer was surpri- jackets. War is declared. We shall sed by observing the bundle of fea- have another dart at our old enemies. thers fly over the top of the bridge; It is the very thing you have long and running forward to enquire the wanted. The rascals have been bulcause, he was just in time to see, but lying over us these ten years. I am
glad the time is come at last, when and prisoners. We took post at San we can have satisfaction. If there Lucar without the loss of a man. are any among you who are unwilliog "On the 26th instant, General Cruz to risk your lives with me, say so, and and myself having judged that it you shall be paid off, and dischar- would be attended with the most be
neficial effects, both on the public 26th.--ACCOUNT OF THE ENTRYopinion, and in saving the city from OF THE ALLIES INTO SEVILLE.-By being plundered, if the French could the arrival of a mail from Cadiz, dis. be precipitated in their retreat from patches relative to the capture of Se. Seville, the allied troops in conse. ville by the allied forces, under the quence marched for this purpose, Spanish general La Cruz and Colo. and arrived at the heights of Castil. nel Skerret, were received.
lejos de la Cuesta, immediately above The loss of the allies is trifling, Seville, on the morning of the 27th, that of the British consisted of Lieu. at six o'clock. tenant Brett, royal artillery, and one « The Spanish troops formed our man killed; Lieutenant Llewelyn, advance. The French advance was of the 95th regiment, and 12 men, driven in. The cavalry retired, leawounded.
ving the infantry in the plain, which “ Seville, August, 28, 1812. last were charged by the Spanish ca. . “SIR, I have the honour to report valry, who made many prisoners. the movements of the detachment « The Spanish troops attacked a under my orders since the date of my redoubt on our left, and lost a good last. The result of which, the cap. many men. The columns advanced ture of the city of Seville by assault, into the plain, by which movement defended by eight French battalions this redoubt was turned, and its com. and two regiments of dragoons en munication cut off; the Spanish trenched, will, I trust, be considered troops under General Cruz took the as honourable to the allied arms, and right, and made a detour to arrive serviceable to the cause of Spain. and attack on that flank of Triana
« On the 24th inst. General Cruz (the suburbs of Seville,) I ordered Mourgeon, commanding the Spanish the redoubt to be masked by a detroops, and myself, judged it advisa- tachment of the 20th Portugueze re. ble to make a forward movement on giment, and advanced a field-piece Seville; for this purpose it was advin with some troops, to keep in check sable to force the enemy's corps of the enemy's fire at one of the gates observation of 350 cavalry and 200 of the city opposite to us, and after infantry, at St Lucar la Mayor. I giving sufficient time for the Spanish marched from Manzanilla with 800 column to arrive, the British and troops, composed of the first regiment Portugueze troops advanced to the of guards, the 87th, and the Portu. attack in front; the cavalry and argueze regiment, Brig.-Gen. Downie, tillery advanced at a gallop, support. accompanied with 600 Spanish troops. ed by the grenadiers of the guards, The Spanish column attacked on the and the infantry following. . right, and the British and Portugueze “The enemy abandoned the gate ; on the left. The French were driven we entered the suburbs, and advanced through the streets with precipita- near to the bridge of Seville with as tion, leaving some killed, wounded, much rapidity as possible, in hopes of