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unfortunate? From the trials and successes of others we may learn endurance, and gather hope for our own.—Are we prosperous? Let us he reminded by the unprovoked sorrows of our neighbours, that calamity is not always restricted to the vicious !—Do we suffer under unmerited reproach? Patience and innocence will bring us through at the end. Are we given to suspicion and a sanguine readiness to condemn? There is no cheat more injurious than he who cheats himself, and the most patient investigator may be misled even by facts." Had our author predetermined to illustrate the foregoing, he could not possibly have succeeded in doing so more completely than by striuging together as he has done, a collection of extraordinary and interesting events. The Naval Surgeon sees service of all kinds, and far more than falls to the lot of half the surgeons of the Navy. Hence his narrative abounds with more than common interest.

Two Years Before The Mast.A personal narrative of Life at Sea. London, Edward Moxon, Dover-street.

We are informed that this is a re-print of a recent American volume, made with a view of placing a few matters of fact relating to the American merchant service, in the hands of British seamen ; and it is with considerable gratification we have learnt that it now forms one of the volumes of the Naval libraries of our men-of-war. The beneficial effect that it will produce will be great, for it is most important that the truths which it contains of the disgusting and brutal treatment to which the American merchant seaman is exposed, should be thoroughly understood by the British seaman. We shall take an early opportunity of assisting in this good work for the benefit of our own merchant seamen, and are glad to find that the work is on the eve of a second edition.

Remarks On The Manner Of Fitting Boats for ships-of-war and transports, (Jr. By John Cote, of her Majesty's dockyard, Woolwich.

We are glad to see a new edition of Mr. Cow's useful little work make its appearance, and recommend it to the particular attention of our Naval readers.

Six Months With The Chinese Expedition, or leaves from a soldier's note book.By Lord Jocelyn.

The office of late military secretary to the Chinese expedition, has afforded Lord Jocelyn the opportunity of throwing together a few notes, which the leisure of a voyage home has enabled him to do, and which give a general and correct view of the all engrossing subject of Chinese aflairs. We recommend them to the attention of those who wish to inform themselves on the subject.

The Year-book Of Facts, in science and art.London.Tilt, Fleet-street.

A very useful collection of the most important discoveries and improvements of the past year, illustrated with engravings, shewing the progress of discovery in science and art, preserved for easy reference,—such a work must always be useful.

NEW CHARTS.

(Pi»blis/ied by the Admiralty)

South America.West Coast.Sheet 3.

From the Gulf of Penas to the Guaytecas islands, or latitude 47° to 43° 50'.

Ditto— West Coast.—Sheet 4.—Chile.

From the Guaytecas islands to point St. Antonio, or latitude 44° to 40° 48'. Sooth America.West Coast.Sheet 5.—Chile.

From Point St. Antonio to Point Tucapel, or latitude 40° 57' to 37° 40'. Ditto—fl'ett Coast.—Sheet 6.—Chile.

From Point Tucapel to Point Lorn, or latitude 37° 43' 34° 30'. Ditto— West Coast.Sheet 7.Chile.

From Topocalma point to Maytencillo, or latitude 34° 33' to 31° 17'. Ditto— West Coast.Sheet 8.—Chile.

From Maytencillo to Herradura, or latitude 31° 20' to 28° 7'. Ditto— West Coast.Sheet 9.—Chile and Bo'iv'a.

From Herradura to Point Grande, or latitude 28° 12' to 24° 58'. Ditto— West Coast.Sheet 10.—Bolivia.

From Point Grande to Point San Francisco, or latitude 25° 10' to 21° 56'. Ditto— West Coast.Sheet 11.—Bolivia and Peru.

From Point S. Francisco to Point Lobo, or latitude 22° 0' to 19° 48'. Ditto— West Coast.Sheet 12.—/Va.

From Point Lobo to Point Pescadores, or latitude 18° 49' to 10° 23'. Ditto— West Coast.—Sheet \Z.^Peru.

From Point Pescadores to Yndependcncia Bay, or latitude 16° 23' to 14° 0'. Ditto—West Coast.—Sheet 14.—Pern.

From Vndependencia Bay to Begueta Bay, or latitude 14° 13' to 11° 0'. Ditto— West Coast.Sheet 15.—Peru.

From Begueta Bay to the River Cliicama, or latitude 11° 2' to 7° 50'. Ditto— West Coast.Sheet 16.—Peru.

From Cliicama river to Port Payta, or latitude 8° to 4° 47'.

We have enumerated above the Charts of Capt. Fitz-Roy, which with those noticed in our last, form the series including the South American coast,—the plans and detached charts of parts in the Pacific Ocean we shall reserve for our next, with our remarks thereon. In our volume for 1836, we noticed the first Woof the series of the West Coast, the work of Capt. King, which Captain Fitz-Roy, in the Beagle, has thus continued to the northward.

Biographical Memoirs,

Admirai. Chari.es William Paterson, alluded to in our Obituary, was born in 1*56, and at the early age of nine he entered the service under his relative, Captain the last Earl of MarchmoDt. Id 1777 he was made Lieutenant, and served in America during the whole of the war between that colony anil the mother country, under Lord Howe; becoming a Master and Commander in 1782. In this period of his life he assisted at the reduction of Long Island, and the capture of New York ; in the "[•editions up the North and East Rivers, at the taking of Philadelphia, and subsequently at the capture of St, Eustatia in the West Indies, On the breaking out of the French Revolution, he was posted by Lord Hood, at the occupation of Toulon, 3'itl the subsequent destruction of the French fleet, in that arsenal, and then assisted at the reduction of Corsica, under the gallant Lord (then Commodore) Nelson. During the continuance of that war, Captain l'aterson commanded successively the Gorgon, Ariadne, Melpomene, Admiral de Vries, Montague, and St. Fiorenzo, and in the latter ship, for two seasons, had the honour of specially attending on George the 3rii, on his customary summer visits to the sea side, at Weymouth. At the peace of Amiens, he went into retirement. In 1810, the gallant deceased was appointed to the important charge of Portchester Castle, then the depot place of confinement of many thousands of French prisoners; and in 1811, he took the command of the Puissant, at Spithead, till he attained his flag in 1812, since which he has not been called on to serve. He leaves a widow, with two sons, both in the Bervice, and a daughter, married to the eldest son of Sir W. Wiseman, Bart., to lament the loss of a kind husband and affectionate father.

Capt. G. Gosling, Rn., of our Obituary, was midshipman of the Ganges, at Copenhagen, 1807, and in the York in 1839, assisted atthe reduction of Martinique. When Lieutenant of the Milford, assisted at the surrender of the principal ports and islands of the coast of Dalmatia, and when in the Havana was actively engaged of a convoy at Vasto, and in the reduction of the strong fortress of Zara. At Guadaloupe commanded the Muros sloop. Subsequently he commanded the Ontario against the pirates on the coast of Cuba. In 1809 he was maJe lieutenant, commander in 1815, and captain in 1825.

Ma. Henry Tracey, Assistant-Surgeon, alluded to in our Obituary, was carried off by a severe attack of dysentery, while attending, with his usual kindness and assiduity, such of the crew of H.M.S. Melville, as had from the ill state of their health been sent to the Victoria, (transport,) during the time of her heaving down. He was followed to his final resting place, on an island in the anchorage, by many, whose experience of his private and professional merit, both on the Cape of Good Hope and other stations, will render his loss a lasting source of melancholy reflection.

Admiralty Orders.

(Continued front p. £12.)

Admiralty, Feb. 10th, !s 11. himself tn be itlll nnablc to serve, proper measures nay

He I.ords Commissioners of the Admiralty arc pleased be taken to ascertain his continued unfitness ; after which

to direct, that no Mate shall be allowed Half-pay without should he he declared fit for employment aud still witb

baving been previously surveyed and reported unfit by hold services, his Hslf.Pay is to be respited,

the iuspcctnr-Oencral, or the Officers of oDe of tbcNaval Mates who may apply for the retiring pension of two

Hospitals at home. The Medical Officers are, therefore, shillings and sixpence a day after twenty years actual aer.

to report particularly in each case the probable period at vice, will not be re-admitted after having accepted such

which the Invalid may be again fit for employment; and Pension.

at the expiration of such period, the male is to report him- By command of their Lordships,

self to their Lordships, in order that 11 he should stale 11. MOllt 111 Kllll ALL.

Promotions And Appointments.

{From the Naval and Military Gazette.)

PROMOTIONS. Commanders—C. Keele (1826) to Ro

ver, v. T. W. C. Symonds, promoted. Captains—J. Robb, and T. M. C. J. Washington (1833) to Shearwater, s.v, Syniiinds. forBurveyingservice. J.L.Wynn,(1825)

Commanders—T. Graves, H. Broad- to Royal Sovereign yacht for service at head, A. W. Jerningham, G. G. Otway, Port Patrick. T. Graves (1841) to comand H. W. Hill. mand Beacon.

Lieutenants—J. R.Rodd.A. J.Wood- Lieutenants—P. A. Helpman (1839) ly, J. F. Warre, G. L. Norcock, J. P. to command the hired armed ship, MahoThurburn, T. E. Symonds, P. Somerville, tried Shaw, attached to the China expediR. Ellis, R. J. Rouse, C. Moore, H. Pro- tion. E. M. Matthews (1840) to lilenbyn, J. Dirom, and E. M. Matthews, heim. F.W. Austen(1839) to command

Bonetia. J. Oxenham (1826) to com

APPOINTMENT8. mand Cockalrice. R. Maguire (1840) to

Vernon. J. Evans, 6 (1826) to command

Captains—R. F. Stopford (1840) to Polyphemus. W. Whitfield (1819) to

Talbot, v. II. J Codrington, Cb., (1836) Ocean for Sheerness Ordinary. R. D.

to Queen. F. Bullock (1838) (o Fearless White (1840) to ImpUwable.

steam-yesscl for surveying service. Mates—F. P. Porteus (1834) to Cole

Soma. A. J. Lindsay (1836) to Iris. S. F. Douglas to Excellent. T. Davies (1926) to Excellent from Ganges. T. Anson to India. C. H. Young (l839)to Hmarck.

Midshipmen—C. W. Elton to Cambridge. C. Compton to Excellent. W. G. Douglas to Queen.

Second-masters—W. H. Belliatonto San Josef from Queen. J. Goss to Impregnable. R. J. Rundle to Polyphemus from San Josef.

Master's-assistant—C. Grigg to Endymion. J. Matthews to Polyphemus.

Scroeons—A. Sinclair, (1829) Md., to Asa convict-ship. A. M'Kechnie, (1830) *D., to iMyton do. T. R. Dunn, (1835) *D.,torVuceT(eydo. J. Donovan, (1835)

Md., to Rajah do. T. Robertson to Andramache. J. M'llroy, Md., (1839) to Persian, v. Salmon, warrant cancelled.

Assistant-surgeons—W. T. Alexander to Caledonia. G. F. Rowe (1825) to Melville Hospital.

Clerks—W. B. Pearce (in charge) to locust. Ozzard to Powerful. Eales to Wasp.

Vol. 1st Class—J. Miller and W. B. Mason to Inconstant.

Mr. F. Clifton is appointed Naval Storekeeper of Malta Dock-yard.

Ryal Marines—Artillery—1st Lieut. A. Savage to Excellent, v. T. Hollaway to Heail-uuarters.

Coust-Guard—Lieut. R. E. Bullen, (1830) to be Chief Officer.

Movements And Stations Of Her Majesty's Navy.

AT HOME.

A3iA,vCapt. W. Fisher, 17th March arr. at Spithead.

Should no extraordinary despatch be required in sending the Indus, Monarch, and Vernon, (each a few men short of complement) to sea, it ii generally supposed ttiat the London will be commissioned to receive such of the " Asia's" as rosy volunteer another tour of service in their present ratings. This nobie ship has been in commission five years, and for discipline and efficiency, particularly the essential point of gunawy, mi£ht challenge comparison with any ve*el in the British "Navy, or in the world. She has ever been what is called a comfortable ship, the officers and men pulling together with mutual ep.teem and respect. Few of this fine crew *iil, we imagine, be Inclined to encounter the over-work and ill-treatment of the merchant service f-jr a few shillings more pay, after experiencing; the comforts and advantages of a man-of-war, when discipline is maintained without severity, and every man who performs his duty sure to be respected and encouraged.

Cockatrice, Lieut. J. Oxenham, commissioned at Chatham.

Indus, 84, Capt. Sir J. Stirling, 6th March moved oat of harbour to Spithead.

Pique, 36, Capt. Boxer, 17th March arrived at Spithead, 18th sailed for Chatham.

Notwithstanding that the Pique is jury-rigged, Me has beat every vessel she has contended •gainst, (including the Asia,) on or off the wind, in weathering or forereaching. She has no delects except those caused by the fall of the masts, sad Is expected to be ready for sea again in a jaoMti, or less If required—Naval and Military

Salamander, (st. v.) 16th March arr. at Portsmouth.

Satellite, 18, Com. J. Robb, 23rd reh. paid off,—crew transferred.

Twekd, 20, Com. H. S. C. Douglas, 6tb March moved out of harbour to Spithead,

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The wreck of HM. brig Spey, (seep. 135,) has been got off by the Cleopatra, making very little water, and taken to Nassau, New Providence, to repair, &c.

Actaeon, 26, Capt. R. Russel, 29thof Dec. at Panama.

Asia, 84, Capt. W. Fisher, 28th Feb., at Gibraltar on way home.

Athol, 28, (tr. s.) Mas. Com. C. PBellamy, 27th Feb. at Malta.

Basilisk, 6, Lieut. Com. J. C. Gill, 4th Nov. at Valparaiso,

Beacon, (s. v.) Lieut. T. Graves, 21st Feb. left Malta to survey Graham Shoal.

Benbow, 72, Capt. H. Stewart, Feb. at Beyrout.

Blenheim, 72, Capt. Sir H. F. Senhouse, K.c.h., 20th Nov. arrived at Canton from ChuBan.

Britannia, 120, Capt, J. Drake, 28th Feb. in Mannorice bay.

Calcutta, 84, Capt. Sir J. Roberts, Cb., 28th Feb in Marmorice bay.

Cambridge, 78, Capt. E. Barnard, 28 Feb. in Marmorice bay.

Camklion, 10, Lieut. Com. G. M. Hunter, 14th Nov. at Buenos Ayres.

Carysport, 26, Capt. H. B. Martin, 6th Feb. left Alexandria lor Malta, 15th arrived.

Castor, 36, Capt. E. Collier, 2Sth Feb. in Maruiurice bay.

Charybdis, 3, Lieot. Com. E.B.Tinling, 21st Jan. left Jamaica for Lucca.

Comus, 18, Com. E. Nepean, 3rd Jan. left Belize for Havana and Jamaica, 28th arrived at Jamaica.

Crocodile, 26, Capt. A. Milne, 21st Jan. arrived at Jamaica from Carthagena, 2Sth sailed to return.

Curacoa, 21, Com. W. Preston, 14th Nov. at Buenos Ayres.

Cyclops, (st. v.) Capt. H. T. Austin, 2nd March arrived at Malta from Maroiorice.

Cygnet, 10, Lient. E. Wilson, Dec. at Cape Coast.

Daphne, 18, Com. F. W. Dalling, Feb. at Syrama.

Dino, 18, Capt. L, Davies, Cb., 16th Feb. arrived at Malta from Marmorice— gone to Jaffa.

Doi Phxx, 3, Lieut, E. Littlebales, Dec. at Cape Coast.

Edinburgh, Capt. XV. Henderson,8th March left Malta for Syracuse and Alexandria.

Electra, 18, Com. E. R. P. Mainwaring, Dec. in Gulf of California.

Grecian, 16, Com. XV. Smith, 14th Nov. at Buenos Avres.

Hecate, (st. v.) Cum. H. Ward, Feb. at Jaffa.

Herald, 26, Capt. J. Nias, 21st Nov. arrived at Canton trom Sydney and Singapore.

Hornet, 6, Lieut. Com. R. B. Miller, 28th Jan. left Jamaica for Carthagena.

Implacable, 74,Capt. E. Harvey,31st Feb. left Malta for Syracuse.

Inconstant, 36, Capt. D. Pring, 13th Feb. arrived at Gibraltar, sailed next day for Malta, 23d arrived.

Jupiter, (ir. s.) Mas. Com. R. Fulton, 13th Nov. arrived at Canton.

Lizard, (st. v.) Lieut. XV. G. Estcourt, 26, Feb. arrived at Gibraltar.

Magiciennb,24, Capt. F. F. Michell, Feb. at Acre.

Melville, 72, Capt. Hon. R. P. Dandas, 20th Nov. arrived at Cantou from Chusan.

Orestes, 28, Com. P. S. Hambly, Dec. ip Gulf of California.

Pueonix, (st. v.) Com. R. Stopford,

4th Feb arrived at Gibraltar, 7th sailed for Malta.

Pilot, 16, Com. G. Ramsey,21stJan. arrived at Jamaica from Carthagena.

Pluto, (st. v.) Lieut. Com. J. Luno, 6th March arrived at Lisbon.

Powerful, 84, Capt. C. Napier, 28th Feb. in Marmorice Bay.

Princess Charlotte, 104, Capt. A. Fanshawe, 28th Feb. left Marmorice for Malta.

Racer, 16, Cora. G. Byng, Jan. on her way to Bermuda,

Revenge, 76, Capt. Hon. W. Waldegrave, 28th Feb. in Marmorice bay.

Ringdove, 16, Com. Hon. K. Stewart, loth Jan. arrived at Hayti, having captured on the 2Uth Dec. the Spanish slaver Jesus Maria.

Rose, 16, Com. P. Christie, 10th Dec. at Rio Janeiro.

Rover, 18, Com. T. W. C. Symoods, 2-th Dec. left Jamaica, 1st Jan.' at Havana.

Sapphire, (tr. s.) G. H. Cole, 24th Feb. arrived at Gibraltar from Corfu, on her way to Barbados.

Sappho, 16, Com. T. Fraxer, 1st Jan. at Havana.

Southampton, Capt. W. Hillyas, 8th Jan. left Rio for River Plata.

Skipjack, 5. Lieut. Com. H. Wright, 2Sth Jan. left Jamaica for Carthagena.

Stag, 46, Com. T. B. Sullivan, Cb., 10th Dec. at Rio Janeiro.

Stromboli, Com. W. J. Williams, 28th Jan, arrived at Alexandria, 7tb Feb. sailed for Syria.

Thunder, (st. v.) Com. E. Barnett, 1st Jan. at Havana.

Thunderer, 84, Capt. M. F. F. Berkely, 27th Feb. left Marmorice for Malta.

Vanguard, 80, Capt. Sir D. Douo, 28th Feb. in Marmorice Bav.

Vestal, 26, Capt. T. W. Carter, 3rd Jan. at Belize.

Vesuvius, (st.) Lieot. Com.W. Blount, Feb. at Jaffa.

Victor, Com. W. Dawson, arrived it Tarapico, 2nd Feb. from Jamaica,9th Feb. remained.

VoLAGB,26,Capt. H. Smith, 14th Nov. left Macao for Manilla, 20th Dec left Singapore with Rear-Admiral Elliott.

Wasp, 16,Com. G. Mansell, 15th Feb.

arr. at Malta from Marmorice, 29th Feb.

remained, Sth March sailed for Beyroot

Weliesley, 72, Capt. T. Mai'tUmii

20th Nov. arr. at Canton from Chusan.

Wizard, 10, Lieut. Com. T. F. Brisk,

Nov. on way from Rio to Buenos Ayres.

Wolverine, 16, Com. W.Tucker, 6th

December at Cape Coast.

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