7 JANUARY 1832, Page 16

There was a very confident report on Thursday night and

Friday morning, that the Duke of WELLINGTON was dead. Messengers were immediately sent from the Post-office by the Duke of RICHMOND, and from the Government offices also. The answer to the Duke of RICHMOND was, that the Duke felt much better, and had some thoughts of going to Strathfieldsaye. The above is the latest rumour. We mentioned in the Postscript to the second edition of our last Number, that the health of the Duke was very precarious, and blamed the conduct of those medical go-betweens, who were mis- representing his condition in order to serve their own petty party ends. Our notice seems to have set our contemporaries about in- quiring before reporting ; we hope they will continue the practice now they have begun it. It has a tendency to produce accuracy.