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tually tendered a draft at fight on his banker, for the 100,000l. which he fubfcribed to the new loan! which of course could not be accepted, as the act is not yet paffed. Francis Dunn was indicted 9th. for the wilful murder of David Brewer, by giving him feveral wounds on the head, and in the fide, with a clasp knife, on Thurfday the 10th of November, and William Arnold and William Ryan, for aiding and abetting him in the faid murder. On the night of Wednesday the 9th of November, the patroles obferved two men go up Pipe-maker's alley, near Cow Crofs, and, following them up, obferved one of them, which proved to be Dunn, with a knife in his hand. They interrogated him as to what he was doing with it; but he refufing to fatisfy them, they took him to the watch-houfe, of which the deceased, Mr. Brewer, was the keeper; however, as they had no charge against them, and a publican appearing in their behalf, they were discharged. The next night there was a club held at the Sun, Cow Cross, at which, among others, was a witness of the name of Toombs, who ftated that, on his refufing to fing, several perfons infulted him; and that the prifoner, Dunn, even went fo far as to tear his coat, on which he went down, and brought up three watch men. On their coming into the room, and one of them propofing to secure the door, they all, to the amount of twenty-five or twentyfix, began to attack the watchmen. Dunn knocked one of them down, and they were glad to get out of the house, in doing which they were followed by the whole that were in the room. From one Har

ris, another of the club, it appeared, that when they got into the street, they miffed one of their party, whereupon they returned to the Sun, and, finding the door faftened, Dunn and Ryan got in at the window, and then opened the door for the reft; but not finding their companion, one of them fuggefted he might be taken to the watch-house, to which Dunn went firft, Williams next, then Arnold, and the reft followed. Another witnefs, and the deceased, Brewer, feeing them coming, fhut. to the upper part of the door, it fhutting with a hatch; this they foon forced open, and three of them entered; when two women fwore to seeing one of them ftrike Mr. Brewer over the head, and another punching him on the fide. They then came out, and being met by another party, Dunn faid to them, "Damn him, I've cut his bloody eyes out." Dunn at this time had a knife in his hand, which, as he came out of the watch-house, he was noticed to wipe on his coat; Arnold alfo had a knife in his hand and it was proved by feveral witneffes, and two accomplices, that the whole party proceeded in riotous manner, knocking down feveral watchmen, and that Dunn in particular kept his knife in his hand, and feeing one of the patrole at the corner of the street in their way, he ran up to him, and cut him under the chin, and his coat behind; and after this he made a thruft at a gentleman whom they met as he was turning up Saffronhill. After they left the watchhoufe, Mr. Brewer came to the door, wiping his face, and standing, as the witneffes termed it, in his blood; he was afterwards taken


to St. Bartholomew's hofpital, and on the Saturday evening he expired; previous to which, however, he faid to one Willey, and to Coleman, that he was a dead man, and that he believed the man whom they brought to the watch-house the night before with a knife, was one of them that had cut him, and the cutting drover another.-On being asked if they meant Arnold, they faid, yes. The furgeon defcribed Mr. Brewer to have received three wounds, one at the top of the head through the fkull; another in the left temple down to the chin, which went the whole length to the bone; and a third under the blade-bone of the right fhoulder, three inches long, and one inch deep; these wounds brought on an inflammation, that inflammation a fever, and were confequently the caufe of his death. Arnold was taken the next day in Smithfield, Ryan a few days after on board the Sans-Pareil at Spithead, and Dunn in the neighbourhood of Cow-Crofs. Being called upon for their defence, Ryan faid, confcious of his own innocence with respect to the murder, he should leave it with his counfel. Mr. Juftice Grofe then fummed up the evidence, and explained the law upon the cafe, particularizing the different points as far as they were corroborated against either or all the prisoners; obferving alfo the difference, as it appeared to him, there was in the guilt of the prifoners.

The jury, after remaining out of court about twenty minutes, brought in their verdict -- Dunn and Arnold, guilty.--Ryan, not guilty.

As the recorder was proceeding to pafs fentence on them, Dunn faid he had a favour to beg of the

court, which was, that as but one life had been loft, the law would be fatisfied with one as an atonement. He fought not to fave his own life, for he had unfortunately for the laft ten years committed innumerable offences; and therefore, if mercy could be fhewn, his fellow sufferer was more deferving of it than himfelf: all he could hope for was the indulgence of a little more time than was commonly allowed in thefe cafes, to make his peace with God. The recorder declared that it was not in his power to grant either, and then pronounced the fentence to be, that they be executed on Monday following, and that their bodies be delivered to the furgeons for diffection; which was executed accordingly.

Such quantities of ice came 5th. down the river this day with the land-waters on the ebb-tide, as to block up fome of the arches of London-bridge. The navigation of the river above bridge is already much impeded thereby. Such an accumulation, on fo thort a frost, is rather rare in this country.

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pardon, he requested permiffion to return to his cell, which was granted. Under pretence of fearching for fome neceffaries, in the pre fence of Mr. Kirby, jun. he fuddenly drew a knife, and ftabbed himself in the body. He now lies extremely ill, refufes every kind of fuftenance, and declares he is determined to put an end to his exiftence.

Dublin. The following are 27th. copies of letters received by the right hon. the lord mayor.

"My Lord,

"I am directed by my lord lieutenant to acquaint your lordship, that his excellency has received intelligence from lieutenant-general Dalrymple, ftating, that a fleet had been seen steering for Bantry Bay, which it was fuppofed was French; alfo, that the Kangaroo floop of war had paffed through the faid fleet the 21ft inftant, and having reported to vice-admiral Kingfmill that it appeared to belong to the enemy, had failed for England, to give information to the admiralty.

"Under thefe circumftances, his excellency has thought it expedient to take all precautionary measures, in cafe the enemy fhould attempt a landing, and his excellency has the fulleft reliance on the zeal and loyalty of the citizens and inhabitants of Dublin, which have already been fo confpicuous, to fecond and facilitate the measures which, in cafe of emergency, it will be neceffary for the government to adopt.

I have the honour to be, &c. &c.

To the right honourable the lord mayor, Ec.

Dublin-Cafile, 29th Dec. 1796. My Lord,


The laft accounts from general Dalrymple are by his aid-de-camp, captain Gordon, who left Bantry and arrived here this morning. at ten o'clock on Tuesday, A. M. Seventeen fail of French fhips were

at that time at anchor on the lower part of Bear ifland, but at fuch a distance that their force could not be afcertained. A lieutenant of a in his boat, in attempting to quit French frigate was driven on thore his veffel, which was difmafted, to the admiral. He confirms the account of the fleet being French, with hoftile views to this country, but does not appear to know whether the whole fleet, which confift

ed of about feventeen fail of the line, fifteen frigates, and, including tranfports and luggers, amounted to fifty fail, were all to re-affemble off Bantry. General Hoche was on board, commanding a confiderable force.

I have the honour to be,
my lord, your lordship's
moft obedient fervant,

This afternoon lord Malmef

29th. bury arrived in town from France; the negotiation at Paris having been abruptly broken off by an order for his quitting Paris in 48 hours.

Cork. In confequence of 30th. the horfes coming to market being feized for the use of the army, the citizens are likely to fuffer the greatest inconvenience; for now no perfons will venture to town with their cattle or provifions ; hence the neceflity of applying to gentlemen of large ftuds, whole immediate duty and intereft it is to come forward at this feafon, not


only with their lives and fortunes, but alfo with their cattle.

To obviate this inconvenience, the mayor has published to the following effect:

"The mayor defires that the countrymen will bring in as ufual, to the markets of Cork, all kinds of corn, potatoes, milk, and butter, and every other fupply of provifions. He declares and affures to them, their horfes, cars, &c. &c. will not be taken, or be molested in the leaft.

"The horfes that have been given, and taken for the ufe of the army, are well fed with hay and oats, and proper attention paid to them, and the owners will be entitled to five fhillings per day for each horfe, and each man one fhilling, while out on duty.

The mayor requefts and calls on all gentlemen of the city, who have not already fent their horfes on duty, to fend him in their numbers, that, in cafe more be wanted, he may know where to call for them.

Wednesday, December 28.”

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Grofs produce of the revenue of the poft-office for three years, to April 5, 1795:

The year ending April 5, £. s. d.




705,319 10 9 The grofs produce for the year ending April 5, 1796, as near as can be taken, amounts to 787,3041.

The Norwich bills of mortality for the last year ftand thus: chriftened, males 467, females 430; buried, males 477, females 570. Thirty-one fewer births than in the year 1795, and a decrease in burials of fifty-one.


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ber of brewers was then fifty two. But in the year ending July, 1795, the quantity brewed by only twelve brewers exceeded the above by 1890 barrels.

The number of Bankrupts fince the commencement of the prefent war, is nearly as great as during the whole period of the American war. From 1775 to 1782 inclufive, there were 3742; from 1793 to 1796 inclufive, 3608. The difference is therefore only 134.

Naval Officers. The number of officers of his majefty's fleet, under the description of admirals, captains, mafters and commanders, and lieutenants, made up to the end of this year, and juft publifhed under the direction of the admiralty board, is,

Admirals of different ranks

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12,113 fhips.


From the Sound lift for the 1792, 3, 4, 5, and 6, it appears that the commerce of Europe to the northern ftates has fluctuated every year for these five years past; but at last feems to have fo far recovered itself, that, in 1795, it has arrived to the fame pitch as in 1772, there being only one ship more in the latter period than the former. It alfo appears that the commerce of Europe to thofe ftates was lefs by 300 fhips in 1795 than in any former year fince 1792, which must be attributed to the 494 hard winter and long froft, which 289 must be feverely felt in the nor1960 thern feas. The British commerce has ftill kept up its profperity, and all the five years is at the head of the lift; while thofe of the Dutch, which used to be next, has dwindled from 2181 to none in 1795, and only one in 1796; and the French, from 128 in 1790, to 25 in 1792, and not one fhip any year after.


Total 2840 There has been no promotion of admirals fince June 1795; 52 poft-captains have been made in the courfe of the last year, 92 mafters and commanders, and 225 lieu


The following is a lift of veffels, of different nations, that have paid the Sound duties, from Dec. 31, 1795, to Dec. 31, 1796 :— British


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