10 MARCH 1838, Page 12

Dr. Lee has made over to the Astronomical Society, of

which he is the Treasurer, the perpetual advowson of Hartwell, in Buckingham- shire.

The Bury Town-Council have received the opinions of the Attorney and Solicitor-Generals, and of Dr. Lushington, who all concur in giving the Corporation the power of selling the ecclesiastical prefer- ments in their gift. In consequence of the above, the Corporation have written to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, asking permission to sell the livings immediately.—Bury Post. f, George Lownds, groom to Mr. Wells of Moor Park, Surry, was robbed of his watch and some money, and beaten'seriously, on Sunday night, by two men near Farnham. At the Hertford Assizes, on Friday, George Fletcher and William Roach, the latter only eighteen, were found guilty of the murder of William Bennett, an old soldier, in October last, and condemned to death.

' The severe gales which have prevailed during the ,last fortnight have caused numerous and melancholy disasters to the shipping. The storm of Thursday and Friday week, when the wind blew from the eastward, was particularly destructive to the vessels in the Channel, a number of which were driven on the Irish coast and wrecked.—Liverpool Albion.