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Ma. PINNEY, the late Mayor of Bristol, the commencement of w&ise trial we noticed last week, was acquitted on Thursday ; and not merely acquitted, for the Jury stepped out of...

It would appear, that in the assault of Oporto, on

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the 29th Septem- ber, the Miguelite commander was prepared, in case of success, to push his victory to as great a length as the laws of war permit,—farther than they sanction,...

The amnesty of FERDINAND has at length appeared. It is

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dated San Ildefonso, 15th October; and bears the QUEEN'S signature as Regent. • Upon the whole, there is not much fault to be found with its terms, all things considered. There...

The Albion of last night gives the answer of the

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Plenipotentiaries of Russia, to the official communication of the convention between Eng.. land and France. It runs thus— . " The Plenipotentiaries of Russia act in conformity...

The Brussels papers are full of discussions on the arrest

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of Signor PESCATORE. The Luxembourg authorities would fain have it believed that he was arrested within the limits of the garrison ; but this the Belgians sturdily deny. He...

The accounts from Constantinople, which coruk.ttewit - -toithe 1st October, describe the

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consternation of the Porteion:acgotipt of the alarming progress of IBRAHIM PACHA, as extreme.i In bid 'peed, the. Sultan bad no resource left but foreign mediation; ‘Orra M....

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THE Counrs OF Law.--Yesterday being the first day of Michael-

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mas Term, the Courts of Westminster Hall were opened with the usual formalities. The Lord Chancellor did not take his seat in Court, in consequence of severe indisposition. His...

Accounts from La Vendee state that the Dutchess of BERRI

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declares her determination not to quit France while the unsettled state of the Belgic question affords the chance or hope of a general war.

be Court.

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The King visited London on Wednesday ; on which occasion his lVlajesty gave audiences to his principal Ministers. He returned in the evening to Windsor. On the same day, the...

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At the meeting of the Common Council on Thursday, a sum of 1,5001. was unanimously voted towards the erection of almshouses in com- memoration of the Reform Bill. The parish of...

A very important decision has just been come to by

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the Chief Court c.f . Hesse Cassel. It seems tire the editor of the Volltablatt of Sehaum; 'burg had received an intimation from the Police, that he must apply to Covernment for...

Earl Gmrronn has, in obedience to the advice of the

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'Standard, re- fused to make a return of Isis emoluments as a clergyman. He stands mpon the Constitution ! Lord help the Church and Constitution too, if they have no better...

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After a long and painstaking examination of witnesses, respecting the

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fatal accident in York Street, Westminster,—which appeared clearly traceable to the cutting away of the base of a large chimney- stack, and other alterations made in one of the...

In the King's Bench, yesterday, a rule for a criminal

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information against the notorious General Darling was refused. The application was made on behalf of Mr. Stephen. The cause of the application was a pamphlet, circulated by...

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The junction of the English and French squadrons took place on Monday afternoon, about five. Continued bustle prevailed throughout the day ; and a number of people of all ranks...


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Monday, October 29. Mr. Spalding's Lady Charlotte beat Mr. Thornhill's Silly Billy by balf a length. Mr. Gully's Trustee beat Captain 13yng's Dryad-300, h. ft.—by a neck. The...

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Banroan.—On the part of Mr. Crawley, the Reform candidate, an objection against the notices of objection on the part of Captain Pol- hill's agent, that he had omitted to add his...

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The trials of individuals connected with the Anti-Tithe cases con- tinue to be prosecuted in Ireland. In the most important of those yet decided, that of Mr. Hodnett, convicted...


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A dinner given to Mr. Cobbett, in the Black Bull, Glasgow, .oix Monday last, was attended by one hundred and thirty persons; Alm Hamilton of Dalzell in the chair. Mr. Douglas of...

INVERNESS BURGHS.—The contest now lies between Mr. Stewart' and Colonel

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Baillie : the former, it is supposed, will have a large majority. KIRKCUDBRIGHT BOROUGHS.—It is extremely amusing, in these days of universal liberality, to observe the grounds...

Cf.Aar..—It is reported that Simon George Purdon, Esq., son of

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Major Purdon, of Tinerana, and John M'llonnell, Esq., of New Hall, will stand for the representation of their native county, Clare. Mr. M. O'Connell has resigned. CLONMEL.—Mr....

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TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. Manchester, 29th October 1832. Sin—A statement in the Spectator of the 20th instant demands, and, I .doubt not, will receive, some little...

Various rumours are afloat in the legal circles respecting the

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changes that are likely to take place in the event of the retirement of Lord Tenterden ; who, it is understood, labours under severe indisposition. Sir Thomas Denman, the...


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Days. New Cases. Saturday 155 61 135 Monday 182 86 204 Tuesday 117 58 67 Wednesday 68 36 32 Thursday 80 37. 59 Friday 91 52 72 There now remain .561.

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The Vernon, Castor, and Southampton, with two French frigates,. •

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arrived in the Downs yesterday, from Portsmouth. The French squadron at Spithead .was yesterday increased by the arrival of another frigate and a corvette from Cherbourg.

The following list of anticipated English County members has been

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banded about in the highest quarters. • It Is calculated up to the 26th October, and supposed to be very nearly if not absolutely correct- Wbigs. Radicals. Tories. Waverers. 5...

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The present Number of the S'pectator is acompanied by an elaborate Supplement, of equal size, embracing all the Alepartmerits of the Punue.'EXPESDITURE. To pre- vent...


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Uxbridge, 2d November 1232. GENTLEMEN OR BROTHER REFORMERS—Lord HENLEY having formally announced himself a candidate for the county, and, moreover, issued a circular requesting...


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SATURDAY, Two o'CLocK. Sir PULTENEY MALcorm had a long conference last night with Prince TALLEYEAND, on the subject of the expedition. We under- stand that at this interview...

From a communication made this morning by the Lords Commis-

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sioners of the .Adnairalty to the Committee of Lloyd's, it appears that General SANTA ANNA lras opened the port of Tampico free of duties.

A correspondent of the Times describes the health of the

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King of Spain as yet in an exceedingly precarious state, and expresses great doubts whether the party.of the Queen will be able to bear up against the influence of the Carlists,...

Mr. FERRIER, the English Consul at Rotterdam, has given official

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warninn - to the captains of English vessels in the waters of Holland, to accelerate their departure. The Batavier steam-vessel, whose owners are Dutch, has been detained at...

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The Royal Adelaide steam-vessel, from Leith, took fire off Aid-

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'borough, on Monday evening, in consequence of the ignition of a package, the contents of which have not yet been ascertained. The fire was soon extinguished without much injury...


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1 1 Arrived—At Deal, 30th October, Lord Lynedoch, Luseombe, from Singapore; 3Ist, 'Portland, Ascough, from New South Wales ; and Judith, Tapley, from Mauritius. No- seniber 1st,...

Can any of our friends inform us of the cause

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why Sir WILLIAM KNIGHTON has been so much on the road of late? We have been told he has visited Paris more than once since the discussions about the Duke of YORK'S debts began....


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THE RATIONALE OF GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE r Is, first, never to pay according to the work done, but in propo- thin to the rank of the recipient. The reader who attentively...

It is rumoured in the Ministerial circles, that the Rev.

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Smrtv SMITH, is preparing a project of Church Reform, which will be submitted to the Cabinet in the course of the present month. A dignitary of the Church, who is a great...


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&WIC EXCHANGE, FRIDAY EVENING. The fluctuation in the English Stock Market during the early part of the week, and up to one o'clock this day, had not exceeded 1 per cent. The...

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IN the course of our labours, we have too often had occasion to cal the attention of our readers to the conduct of Police Magistrate Of their ignorance of law, we think little....


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THE Quarterly Reviewers have at length, it seems, found out, that the host of fashionable novels, with which the market has been re- gularly overstocked for some seasons past,...

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THE opera whose forthcoming at Drury Lane we noticed some

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THE opera whose forthcoming at Drury Lane we noticed some weeks since, made its appearance on Monday night ; and will very , :speedily - make its disappearance. We predicted the...


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Two more instances of death by gun accidents are recorded in our columns. We were about to express our regret, for the hundredth time, that such disasters—which, to u s at...

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A SHIP, according to the common form of building, is one of the frailest of vessels that ever art, in its infancy, constructed. The hull consists of a series of pieces of timber...

We never saw LISTON act better, with more nature and

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less gri- mace, than in the new burletta at the Olympic, Kill or Cure. He and Mrs. ORGER are husband and spouse, who lead a cat and dog life—she passionate, and he morose. She,...

FARQUHAR'S rich comedy, the Beaux' Stratagem, has been revived again

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this season at Covent Garden, but after a deadly- lively fashion. It was a resurrection affair—a ghastly scene as ever was performed in a churchyard. The play itself keeps well,...

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Sedibus ut saltem pladdis in morte ciaieseam." Is it error in calculation, or does the generation that devises a burial-ground avowedly intend only provision for self and imme-...

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The Paris journals mention a curious discovery as recently made

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by two chemists at Chaillot. By a secret process, to which they have given the name of " Momification," they have succeeded in so perfecting the known processes of preserving as...

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FORM one work of a series of specimens of the tales of various Eu- ropean countries. As long as there is a greater demand for fiction than the imagination of our countrymen can...


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Is a tale of the trials of a beautiful young woman, who, after being brought up in luxury and refinement, is thrown upon her connexions in a remote. and rude part of Ireland....


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The Spanish Novelists : a Series of Tales from the Earliest Period to the Clow of the Seventeenth Century. Translated from the Ori g inals, with Critical** Bio. • g raphical...


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Om readers will recollect, that in one of the most interesting nar- ratives that has for some years left the press, entitled the History of the Mutiny of the Boanty, attributed...

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WE strongly recommend this work to all who wish to learn the exact state of society in our Indian Empire—all who wish to leant the chances of that life, the nature of the...


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THIS month, Miss MARTINEAU takes her paupers abroad. .After many trials, and much progressive degradation,. a change of mem- try is determined on: much discussion takes place...

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G. P. REINAGLE, the marine-painter, has lithographed a set of

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eight Views of Tenby, which will be very acceptable to the residents and visitors at that place. They are slightly, yet cleverly drawn ; but in a hard manner, which destroys the...


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NEW PRINTS. WHAT between Annuals and Monthlies, Prints are getting entirely periodical; and the appearance of a new engraving by itself is an event of rare occurrence. We have...


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Is a very valuable publication, and demands the patronage of all those interested in the progress of this delightful science. The present Number is rich in contributions from...


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FIVE minutes is about as long as anybody should be permitted to give advice. In that time, every thing can be said that ought to be said, more especially on the subject of the...


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The plates of the new number of the Landscape Illustrations of Byron are various and beautiful. Verona, by CaLl.corr, is the best, both as a picture and an engraving ; and...

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The Musical Gem. Edited by N. MORI and W. BALL. In reviewing an Annual, or any other work, we must have especial regard to those who are likely to become its purchasers, and to...

• The first Winter Exhibition of Pictures by British Artists

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opens, at the Gallery of the Society in Suffolk Street, on Monday. We shall give an account of it next week.

"The Stars of' Night ;" a Serenade. By L. LEO.

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There is just enough in this trifle to show that its author is capable of better things, and, therefore, should have kept it in his portfolio. In his Canon, the last bar of the...

"O'er hill and dale ;" Air 5. la Tyrolienne. Composed

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for Miss CLARA NOVELL°. The young lady for whom this anonymous air was written, is one or the most promising of our English singers. We have not heard her sing it : but,...

Another Annual has arrived from Elgin—the Ultima Thule of Scot-

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land—to prove the fallacy of our remarks last week as to the existence of any other Annuals. The Elgin Annual, by the way, might be called the .Leap-year Annual, or the...


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BIRTHS. On the 28th ult., at Wicken, Northamptonshire, Mrs. GEORGE FITZROY, of a son. On the 29th ult., Mrs. EDWARD WILLOUGHBY, of Lancaster Place, of a daughter. On the 27th...

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OXFORD. On Tuesday . , Mr. James frill was admitted Scholar of New College. On Wednesday, the following degrees were conferred. Doctor in Divinity-Rev. W. Jackson, formerly...


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BRITIS Satur. II FUNDS. MonSay. (Closing Tuesday. Prices.) Wednes. Thurs. Friday. 3 per Cent. Consols 84 84 84 , 94 841 844 Ditto for Account 84 844 844 844 84} 844 3 per...


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Wan-orricz, Nov- 2.1st Regiment Of Life Guards To be Cornets and Sub-Lieu- tenants, by purchase: II. II. Aston, Gent., vice Lord T. C. P. Clinton, who retires ; IL A....

FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES. Tuesday, October 30.

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PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. DOWNEY and Maensv, Wapping, plumbers-SANDERSON and Cormsv. Sheffield, cur- riers-Btroorws and Hanunee.rox, Portsea, orking.jewellers-Pace and MISTER,...

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London: Printed byIMPS CLAYTON, Of No. 7, `iVind 9 °I.,_, • Court,

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Strand; and Published by him at N " o. 9 1 V " llngton Street, Strand.

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ECONOIdY is one of the chief duties of a State, as well as of an in- dividual. It is not only a great virtue in itself, but it is the pa- rent of many others. It preserves men...

Onteret ittgtiamt

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Int Amtrtatori5 tttp to )oUttcaItatottolage. No. IL

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PUBLIC EXP tNtITURE. DELIVERED, AS AN APPENDIX, WITH THE' SPECTATOR NEWSPAPER, - No. 227, for the Week ending 3d November, 1832.

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'un Expenditure for the current year may be calculated in round num- - tiers at upwards of fifty millions. Of this sum, rather more than eight- and-twenty millions are pledged...

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We may now proceed to present our detailed Tables of

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Expenditure. The first in order is the Dead-weight charge ; which commences with the Debt, and, embracing the Civil List, Pensions, Military, Naval, and Civil Inefficiencies,...


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BY PARLIAMENT. eibil CO. TnE Civil List is for the direct expenses of the Monarch, or. in the words of the Act, "for the support of his Majesty's Household, and of the honour...


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REDUCTION. ermanent mat (Terminable Mat. RESPECTING the National Debt, much might be said, but there is little to be done, unless it be to consolidate the various funds which...

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THE annexed Summary, and the Tables that follow it, exhibit, we believe, a correct account of what are emphatically called Pensions,- excluding Retired Allowances, Half-pay,...

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THE necessity of Military Half-pay and Pensions has been sometimes

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denied. " Let a man," say the advocates of this opinion, " be amply remunerated when on active service ; and when his services are no longer required, let him, like any other...

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CHELSEA. TEE vague mode in which the Votes for "Hospitals" are given, is frequently puzzling to novices in these matters. When a young finan- cier sees upwards of one million...

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be Canuniattrixt.

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SUMMARY OF COMMISSARIAT NON-EFFECTIVE EXPENDITURE: Half-pay £43,107 Widows' Pensions 4,200. Compassionate Allowances 1,221 Superannuation anti Retired Allowances 6,608 Total...

Cljr Orbitatter.

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THE expenditure for the Military Non-effective Service of the Ord- nance in 1817 was 242,742/. It now exhibits an increase of one- fifth. This fact alone is sufficient to prove...


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Voted for 18324. Pensions to Officers . ... 83,593 Half-pay £785,506 Pensions to the Widows and Relations of Officers slain, 12,828 drowned, 3:c 132.837 Pensions to Widows of...

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Ix the branch of the subject we have just presented to our readers, we adopted, with regard to the Military and Civil departments, but one lead- ing distinction. In that to...

eartrction of tio licbettur.

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WE arc not aware that an exact account of the cost of collecting the Revenue is anywhere to be found. In the Finance Accounts, the charge for active service and Dead-weight is...

EIrpartmtnt of linanciaT Control.

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THE annexed Summary, and the detailed accounts which follow it, ex- hibit the expense for the three departments of Control, so far as we have the means of giving them. Our faith...

fianagrment of tbe 3erbt. THE following is an account of

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the sum paid for the Management of the Debt, and for the - expense of the National Debt Office. Paid in tam. "Total Management paid to the Bank of England" £257, 80 4 South...

OtiOceRantoul tjfatr.torigbt. NEARLY the whole of the following items explain

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themselves. Several of them are annually decreasing. Some few, perhaps, are not in strict- ness fixed by Parliament. (Paid out of the Gross Revenue of the Customs in Great...

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THE Military and Naval Establishments are called in 'official phra- seology by the generic term of " Forces." They are subdivided into the Army, the Ordnance, and the Navy. It...

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elje Oftlitancr.

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TnE Ordnance Estimate is full and complete, but nearly unintel- ligible. We mention it not merely to account for an obscurity which we fear will be found in the following....

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THE functions of the Commissariat are to provide provisions, &c. for the troops, and forage for their horses. It ought therefore to be a mere subordinate branch of the Army or...

ebe gain). UNTIL the present year, the management of the

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Navy was conducted by three departments ; of which the Admiralty was in theory the chief or directing power, and to which the Navy and Victualling Boards were strictly...

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erttutibr Gobtruntrut.

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TIIE majority of the offices exhibited in the following Table are, next to Diplomacy, considered as the strongholds of the Aristocracy-the places they delight to fill. Of the...

Vittualliuu fficr.

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'Tin: Victualling Office has two distinct functions,-provisioning the N a vy, and managing the Medical department. The minor classifica- :lull; will be readily understood by an...

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4723,805 COLONIAL £220,357 DIPLOMATIC £264,616 WE merely present the gross amounts of the expenditure in each of these departments. The details will be exhibited in the...


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THE ordinary expenses of Parliament cannot be very accurately given. They are discharged partly by a fee fund, and partly by grants ; whilst the Speaker's salary, if we...

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I t Tic Wadi Ann one of the most fertile

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sources of official jobbing. The stuns that have been squandered, during the present century, on " works' that were either utterly useless or quite unnecessary, would probably...

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WE have more than once alluded to the difficulties with which any one who may attempt to classify the Estimates, and to present their con- tents in a clear and intelligible...

Cibit Contingcncirl.

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THE payment for the past year is taken as our data. The charges are so various, and the jumble is so great, that any estimate must of ne- cessity be very imperfect. "VARIOUS...

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On British Linens exported £112.779 On Irish ditto 26,973 5,704 On Sailcloth 10,180 On Irish Cured Fish 116 Officers' Fees on Bounties, under 25 Geo. HI. c. 13 2,595 Salaries to...

-5 ,, tatiourrn Offirr.

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1 Comptroller £600 I Storekeeper 400 18 Clerks 2,915 2 Messengers 140 3 Warehousemen 330 6 Porters 1 394 1 Watchman 1 2 Carters 120 1 Paper Cutter 104 35 Persons. X 5,003...

the reader of the test by which we try the

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approximate accuracy of our Grand Total in the Tabular View. The published Annual Accounts 1 of the payments during the past year vary from 52 to 53 millions; the 2,474...

THE following strange jumble of matters we exhibit chiefly to

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the singular items which are charged upon the Gross Revenue. are too miscellaneous to admit of classification. s (Paid out of the Gross Revenue of the Customs.) Great Britain,...