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it has hitherto much wanted. But we light upon the real interests both of see no provision made by which the rulers and subjects. There are certain Diet is to enforce its judgment; and points now admitted and conceded on we fear in this, as in similar cases, all hands, which form, as it were, a that the representatives of the small centre of gravity, to which public opistates will tall under the manage- nion, though frequently diverging on ment of the most powerful, and thus either hand, like an agitated pendube used as mere make-weights in the lum, is sure to fix when the impulse has scale. Neither do we augur much ceased to act. And, upon the whole, actual good to result from general de. the appearance of Europe at the conclarations concerning toleration and clusion of his extraordinary year, holds liberty of the press, which each sove. out a greater promise of tranquillity reign may counteract and defeat by than has appeared on her horizon for his own municipal regulations. Still, many years, if we except the first pehowever, the solemn and public adop- riod after the restoration of the Bour. tion of these doctrines is a tribute bons in 1814, -an exception which to the improving spirit of the times, strongly reminds us of the uncertainty which is daily throwing more clear of all political predictions.

END OF HISTORY OF EUROPE.

CHRONICLE.

VOL. VIII. PART II.

CHRONICLE.

The average

may

JANUARY

28th of March, 1800, was 4,227,025l.

The aggregate amount of bank notes 1st.–EDINBURGH.–At a period (including 1,200,2201. in bank post when the common necessaries of life bills) in circulation on the 15th of are to be had at so very low a rate, it May, was 26,473,8601. has been accounted matter of wonder, amount of unclaimed dividends in the as it is of regret, that highway rob. hands of the bank for twelve months, beries have become so frequent in this up to the 1st of January, was 779,7941. country, where they were formerly making the gross amount 9,357,533. so little known. While we lament The amount of unclaimed dividends in these occurrences, it be gatisfac. the hands of the bank on the 1st of tory to the public, as it is honourable January, 1815, was 1,297,7421. of to the army, to know, that of the ma- which 876,7391. has been advanced to ny characters lodged in the jails of government per 31 and 48 Geo. III. Edinburgh and Glasgow, accused of leaving a remainder in the bank of those lawless deeds, there is not a sin. 421,0031. gle instance of any of these individuals 23.-An inquest was held at the St being among the classes discharged Andrew's Head, Upper East Smith. from the army since the peace of field, on the body of a man discovered Paris.

in Down's wharf, tied up in a ham. Bank of England Accounts. The per, which was to be sent to Scotland. average amount of public balances in Mr Toss, clerk in the warehouse, dethe hands of the bank, between the posed, that on Tuesday se'ennight two 1st of February, 1814, and the 15th despicable-looking men came before of January, 1815, both inclusive, up- the wharf was opened, in the morning, on accounts opened at the bank, was with a horse and cart, and enquired if 261,1621. ; and the amount of the the Leith smack went from thence : same (exclusive of the exchequer ac- on being told it did, they went to a count,) between the 1st of February, public-house while the warehouse was 1814, and the 15th of January, 1815, opening, and afterwards came to him both days inclusive, upon accounts with a hamper.

with a hamper. They said the direcopened at the bank, previous to the tion was written on a piece of leather,

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