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and finally terminated in the battle of Waterloo, where he unfortunately had more duty than he could well perform. With this splendid victory terminated his military professional career, and he retired from the service a milts emeritus, with the provision of a meritorious officer. In the course of his practice in the army he was careful to note every extraordinary case that occurred, and some of them were sufficiently curious. On one occasion, while he held the hand of a wounded, officer on board the Baltic fleet, he was astonished to see his throat suddenly cut, without any apparent cause. It afterwards appearrd that a carronade shot had struck the blade of a tomahawk, which it drove forward in a horizontal direction, till it came in contact with the neck of the unfortunate man, and in rapidly passing nearly severed his head from his body. Another was that of a man wounded at the battle of Waterloo—the ball had entered his shoulder, and was supposed to be lodged in his arm; but, after searching for it in vain, it was found to have passed along the bone under the muscles, and thence issuing at his elbow, through an almost imperceptible aperture, had quietly deposited itself in his waistcoat pocket. Among the diseases, too, he met with some very singular. In one of his patients, in Canada, an extraordinary, frightful, and nondescript insect was generated under the skin in the integuments of the muscles, which they filled with a new and horrid species of morbus pedicularis. Another in Scotland was attacked with a disease then very little known, an exudation of blood from the pores of the skin, and Dr. Walsh, in "Bradley's Medical Journal," gave the first distinct account of a rare and obscure malady known by the name of purpura luemoragica. Retired now from active life, he formed the delight of domestic and social circles, to which his experience, information, and very kind and amiable qualities, greatly endeared him. He was ever ready to give his professional advice gratuitously to all that asked it, freely communicated his extensive information, and though it is to be regretted that he did not complete some important works fur which he had collected materials, he enriched by his interesting and beautiful sketches several minor publications, to which he was always a ready contributor. After passing many quiet and happy years amongst associates who respected him for his worth, admired him for his talents, and loved him for his benevolence, he terminated a long life, in the bosom of his family, on the 7th of Feb. 1832, leaving behind the character of a man, who so passed through the world as to attach many warm friends, and was never known to have had an enemy.
MAJOR-GEN. JOHN HURRAY.
In recording the death of an excellent man and gallant officer, a brief notice of his military career maybe not only acceptable to the companions in arms who served with him, and still survive to cheer by their presence their domestic hearths, but also to many other members of his noble profession who take interest in such nan-atives. He was a native of Jamaica, a younger son of Walter Murray, Esq., of St. James's in that island. He entered the service in His Majesty's 37th regiment in 1792. On the breaking out of the war in the following year, the 37th was among the first of the British army sent over to Ostend, and very shortly after their landing went into action. In one of the early sorties Ensign Murray was wounded by a ball in the face, which remained in his head for more than a fortnight, and then fell through the roof of his mouth. He obtained his Lieutenancy in the same regiment, and was afterwards taken prisoner, with nearly half of his corps, on the banks of the Waal in Holland, in consequence of mistaking from their dress a division of the French cavalry for the British. Being detained a prisoner for a length of time, on his release he was promoted in the same regiment to the rank of Captain, accompanying it to Gibraltar and the West Indies. He obtained his Majority in the 4th regiment, and after the peace of 1802 was appointed to the 39th. When the 100th regiment was raised, he joined as Lieut.-Colonel, and was sent with them to British North America. He then became Inspecting Field-officer of the Canadian militia, and in that capacity had the command of the army in advance, intended to check the proceedings of a very superior force of the United States' army, whose object was to render the position of the British untenable, by laying waste the whole of the frontier of Upper Canada. Colonel Murray marched with his comparatively small number of troops to meet the enemy, obliging him to abandon the enterprise, and taking Fort George, drove him out of the province. The subsequent assault and capture of the Fort of Niagara is thus mentioned in " General Orders," dated Quebec, Dec. 29th, 1813.
"The fort of Niagara was most gallantly carried by assault at the point of the bayonet, at daybreak on the morning of tbc I'.lili init., by a detichment consisting of the grenadiers of the Royals, the flank companies of the 41st, the* 100th regiment, and a small party of the royal artillery, nnder the command of Colonel Mnmy. The enemy suffered severely in killed and wounded. Captain Leonard, the commandant, together with several officers, and the greater part of the garrison, were made prisoners. This gallant enterprise was achieved with the loss oa our part of very few of oor brave men; bat his Excellency has to regret the fall of Lieut. Nolan of the 100th regiment, and that Colonel Murray has been wounded. All the ordnance mounted in the fort, together with three tbonsand stand of arms, clothing, and military stores of every description, to a considerable amonnt, have fallen into oor bands. His Excellency is in hourly expectation of receiving the official details of this brilliant affair, which reflects the highest honour upon Colonel Hurray and the smalt detachment under his command."
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When, by the peace, Colonel Murray's services were no longer required in Canada, thinking his health might benefit by a residence in a milder climate, he passed some time in France, but having there the misfortune to lose his wife, whose early death was the source of deep affliction to him, he returned in broken health and spirits to England, and after a long and painful illness, borne with his characteristic patience and fortitude, he died at Brighton on the 21st of February last, leaving an only daughter yet a child.
This remarkable man and truly great lawyer, who long stood as \he facile prineept of the Scottish Bar, expired at his house in FMinburgh, in the seventy-fifth year of his age. His Lordship had for a long period been in a declining state of health, and some years ago increasing infirmity rendered it necessary for him to retire from the Bench, to which, in fact, he had not been raised till the exhaustion and decay of strength resulting from intense and long-continued pro* fessional application, in some measure disqualified him for the effective discharge of his duties as a Judge. Lord Eldin was the son of John Clerk, Esq. of Eldin, the author of the celebrated treatise on Naval Tactics. He was born in April 1757, and in 1775 he was bound apprentice to a writer to the signet. His original destination was the civil service of India, and an appointment in that department had been promised him; but some political changes occurring before it was completed, the views of his friends were disappointed, and he turned his attention to the law as a profession. At first, we believe, he intended to practise as a writer and accountant; but he soon abandoned this lower branch of the profession, and in 1785 was admitted a member of the F" acuity of Advocates. As a lawyer, Mr. Clerk was remarkable for great clearness of perception, never-failing readiness and fertility of resource, admirable powers of reasoning, and a quaint, sarcastic humour peculiar to himself, which gave a zest and flavour to every thing he said. His wit seemed perfectly at command, was always adapted to the occasion that called it forth, and, from its point and effectiveness, never failed to be reinem
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bered. For many years he had half the business of the Bar on his shoulders; and the infirmities which crowded so thick upon him in his latter years, and for ever clouded one of the brightest intellects which this country has ever produced, were doubtless owing, in a great measure, to the relentless course of labour which he had to undergo. In private life he was distinguished for his social qualities not less than for his varied accomplishments, including a taste for the fine arts, in which he was a connoisseur of the very highest grade.
SIR WILLIAM GRANT.
Among the deaths of eminent persons, we have to record, with regret, that of Sir Wm. Grant, the once great and erudite Master of the Rolls, who died at Dawlish, Devon, on the 25th of May. He was a native of Inverness-shire, studied at Aberdeen, and came to London under the protection of his uncle, an eminent merchant. He entered at one of the Inns of Court, and after having been called to the Bar, proceeded to Leyden to study the civil law; he went subsequently to Quebec, where he officiated for some time as Attorney-General, during the absence of that officer; when he returned, he was sent to Parliament for Shaftesbuiy; in the next Parliament, for Windsor; and afterwards for Banffshire. He was subsequently appointed Solicitor-General to Queen Charlotte, and Master of the Kolls, at which time he was, as a matter of form, Knighted, and as a matter of honour made a Privy Counsellor. He was considered one of the first lawyers of his age, and his name will ever be referred to with veneration and respect by those who are to follow him in the court over which he so ably presided. It is said there were fewer appeals from his decisions than from those of any preceding Master. He lived to a very advanced age; and although we must deeply lament the loss of the man, the fact that his retirement had long since deprived the country of his services, reduces our grief to the regret which must naturally attend the death of one of the most amiable and exemplary men in private life that ever existed.
CHARLES BUTLER, ESQ.
Charles Butler, F.sq. the eminent jurisconsult, died at his residence in Great Ormond-strect, London, in the 83rd year of his age. Mr. Butler was celebrated lor hu great researches in the jurisprudence not only of this but of foreign countries. Perhaps neither Mr. Bentham nor Sir James Mackintosh could be said to have surpassed him in the extent of his reading on legal subjects. He possessed a great power of illustrating the complex and difficult subject of our laws of real property. The profession
public Funds; tins, however, does not appear to be the result of any political events, bat simply from there having been a demand for money. The closing prices on the 25th were as follow:—
Three per Cent. Consols, shut.—Three perCent. Consols for the Account, 85 one eighth.—Three per Cent. Reduced, 83 seven eighths.—Three and a Half per Cent. Reduced, 91 quarter, threeeighths.—New Three and a Half per Cent., shut.
— Four per Cent. (18*26) 101 quarter.—India Stock, shut.—Bank Stock. 198 half, 199 half.— Exchequer Bills, 9, 10.—India Bonds, 1 dis. par.
— Li'ii- Annuities, 16 seven-sixteenths, half.
Belgian Loan, 74 half.—Brazilian Five per
MONTHLY METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL,
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Mean temperature of the Month 62 deg. Mean atmospheric pressure, 29.685.
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The Colonies 335
Foreign States 335
History of the War of the Succession in Spain, by Lord Mahon — The Life of Gouverncur Morris, with Selections from his Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers; detailing Events in the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States, by Jam) Sparks— Recollections of Mirabcau, and of the Two first Legislative Assemblies of France, by Etienne Dumont, of Geneva — The Highland Smugglers, by the Author of '* The Persian Adventurer"—The Life and Pontificate of Gregory the Seventh, by Sir Roger Griesley, Bart. F. A.S.—Lights and Shadows of American Life, by Mary Russel Mitford —A Reply to various Opponents, &c, bv Colonel W. F. P. Napier, C.B.—Dramatic Sto. ries, by Thomas Arnold—The Microscopic Cabinet, by Andrew Pritchard—Biographical Sketches of the Reform Ministers, by William Jones, M. A. — Edinburgh Cabinet Library: British India, vol. 2—Edinburgh Cabinet Library: Africa, Second Edition; Egypt, Second Edition—Memoirs of Felix NeR Pastor of the High Alps, and of his Labours among the French Protestants of Dauphine, by Stephen Gilly, M. A. &c— Rhymes and Reminiscences, by the Rev. J. Saul—Jolande, and other Poems—The Literary Pancratium; or, a Series of Dissertations on Theological, Literary, Moral, anil Controversial Subjects, by Robert Carr, ami Thomas Swinburn Carr—A Letter to the Right Hon. Earl Grev on Colonial Slaverv, by John Murray, F.S. A. F.LS. *c. &c—Barney
Mahoney, 1 vol., by T. Crofton Croker, Esq. —Beauties of the Rev. George Crabbe j with a Biographical Sketch—Letters from Continental Countries, by George Dowries, A.M.— Three Nights in a Lifetime: and Inishairlach: Domestic Tales—The Private Correspondence of a Woman of Fashion— Descriptive Sketches of Tunbridge Wells j embellished with Maps and Plates, by J. Brit. ton, F.S.A. tec. — The Sacred Harp: the Mother's Present—The Phenomena of Nature, familiarly explained: translated from
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Proceedings Of Societies . 350
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Useful Arts 357
New Patents 358
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LITERARY REPORT 359
BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF VER.
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The official tables of the produce of the revenue, for the quarter ended the 5th of July thus exhibit, as contrasted with the corresponding period ill the last year, as well as upon the whole year itself, a very considerable, though, perhaps, under all the circumstances, not an unexpected deficiency. The falling off is apparent under every head of public income, except those of the stamps and excise, the latter of which alone exhibits upon the quarter an increase of 56,'22S/. In the Customs the deficiency is, upon the year, 1,462,384/. and the quarter 239,296/.; in the Post Office 51,017/. for the year, and 54,000/. for the quarter; assessed taxes 29.768/. for the year, and 82,-171/. for the quarter; and in those charges which are classed under the head of " Miscellaneous," 181,452/. for the year, and 10,154/. upon the quarter. The Stamp department shows an increase upon the whole year of 48,616/., but a decrease on the last quarter of 14,866/.; and the Excise, though deficient upon the year 985,843/., has exceeded, as we have already stated, the corresponding quarter last come into effect, year by 56,228/. The prosperity of this last branch of revenue is satisfactory, as it has been always treated as the test of the comforts of the people. The fallings off under other heads may be in some degree accounted for by the interruption given to foreign commerce by the quarantine regulationsduring that quarter; by accidental stagnation in some branches of domestic manufacture, by the repeal of the candle duty, and by the arrears of taxes which are still unpaid in consequence of some recent alterations in the machinery of thecollection. The falling off upon the quarter is 344,565/., and upon the year 2,661,848/. j and the amount of Exchequer bills to be issued for the service of the next quarter is 7,575,374/.
October and the 25th of November For
boroughs, overseers of parishes and town clerks of boroughs are to make out lists of persons entitled to vote for boroughs, on or before the 31st of August; notice of claim to be inserted in such list, or of objection to any person in such list, to lie made before the 25th of September; the lists to be affixed on church doors two Sundays previous, and to be open for inspection ten days previous to October 15th ; the barrister to bold his court between the 15th of October and the 25th of November. The overseers of any parish arc to be entitled to make their extracts from the tax assessments from the present time (July 12.) to August 31.; no barrister can hold an adjourned court after November 25. ; the clerk of the peace is to complete his list of electors on or before the 1st of December in the present year; it is to be delivered to the returning officer, aud is to be the list of electors from December 1. in the present year, till November 1. in the next year, when the second register is to
A Supplement to the Gazette of July 17th
HOOSE Or LORDS.
June 25. The House resolved itself into a Committee, for the purpose of taking into consideration the Punishment of Death Bill. — Lords Tenterden and Eldon entered into extended comments and elaborate criticism on the Bill. The latter noble Lord declared that he could not define the meaning of secondary punishments; and contended that the fear of death operated more powerfully in the mind to prevent crime than any other sort of punishment. His Lordship also urged, that before the capital punishment was repealed, they should know what were the secondary punishments..— Lord Dacre supported the amelioration.—Lord Wynford moved, as an amendment, that the discretionary power should be taken away from the
contained an Order in Council relative to the judges with respect to the cases in the Bill,
days of registration, &c. under the Ileform Bill, in consequence of the Boundaries Bill not having passed by the 20th of June.— For counties, the overseers are to cause notice to be given on the 25th of July, of being ready to receive claims; and claims to be inserted in the list of electors are to be made on or before the 20th of August; and the overseers are to make out their list by the 31st of August; notice of objection to any one in such list to be given by the 25th of September; the list of objected voters to be fixed upon the church doors on two Sundays previous, and to he open for inspection ten days previous to October 15th; the list of voters and of objections to be delivered to the high constable on the 29th of September; and the barristers are to hold their courts for bearing objections or claims to be inserted
and that transportation for life should be the inevitable consequence of conviction.— The Karl of Melbourne saw no objection to the amendment, and it was therefore agreed toSome amendments on the subject of transportation for life were adopted,and the Bill was ordered to be printed, as amended.
June 27. Their Lordships met soon after one o'clock, and shortly afterwards, accompanied by the Speaker, and the other members of the House of Commons, proceeded in procession to St. James's, for the purpose of presenting the Addresses voted by both Houses of Parliament to His Majesty, congratulating His Majesty on his fjrtunate escape from injury from the attack at Ascot Races. On their return tlie Lord Chancellor read His Majesty's answer as follows : — " My Lords and Gentlemen,
in the list of electors, between the 15th of I thank you for this affectionate expression