the fate of the late Queen. LECOINTRE, in the Convention, demanded that a
prompt decision should be made with respect to her Majesty, but the demand
was not much attended to. - LECUYER, the ci-devant marechal de camp of
DUMOURIER, was guillotined this day.
The General O'MORAN has been arrested; he is accused of wishing to
surrender the camp of POPEGINRUE. - General LARROQUE has been committed
to the Abbaye.
A letter from SAUMUR, of the 13th inst. states, that the Royalists are
assembling in great force at Chatillon and Chollet, and their forces
amounted to between 40,000 and 50,000 men.
GARAT, the Minister for the Home Department, gives in his resignation, and
proposes to conduct a daily newspaper. The Jacobins, however, have already
denounced him as a protector and abettor of Aristocrats, which may stop him
in his career.
Adjutant General LABERRIERE has been arrested at Perpignan, and conducted to
the citadel of Montpelier.
People speak with abhorrence and astonishment of the professed atheism of
the French Convention, and cannot easily reconcile such declarations to
sound policy; however we may reprobate such profession in the members of an
usurped power, the toleration of this country permits it to individuals.
It is not many months since a man publicly solicited, in this town,
subscriptions for a book, which he termed a "philosophical" work, the
argument of which was, - " Religion increases human misery....We need only
to open our eyes to be convinced of this truth. The effects of all
religions are precisely the same: to incarcerate the human intellect, and
to increase the miseries of human life. In proportion as the influence of
religion dwindles, the enjoyment of life increases. When religion shall be
extinct, there will be no restraint on the felicity of mankind. " --- Have
DANTON, LE GENDRE, LA CROIX, or any others of the horde, uttered
sentiments more impious, false, or unphilosophical ?
SMALL NEWS ITEMS.
While so many manufacturing towns have sustained commercial distresses,
Aberdeen, and the towns to the North of it, have felt less upon the whole
than any towns in the island. - For their credit it may be said, that they
have neither received Mr. PITT's Exchequer bills, nor stood in need of any
foreign aid whatever. On the present occasion they have not experienced a
single bankruptcy, nor even a suspension of payments.
A TRUE EPITAPH. A Mr. OAKES, of Uffington, in Gloucestershire, in his will
directed that five hundred pounds should be paid to any person who would
write an Epitaph that was approved by his executor. Many applied, and
produced splendid characters of the deceased, but the executor did not
approve of them; and at last determined to write an Epitaph himself, and by
that means secured the 500 l.
"Here lies the Body of JOHN OAKES,
"Who liv'd and dy'd like other Folks."
A TOUCH OF THE MUNCHAUSEN. - An Irish newspaper called the Limerick
Chronicle, says: - "DANIEL RUCKLE, of Ballingarane, in the county of
Limerick, has a hen which lays three eggs every day, each of which has two
yolks and two whites, with a separation in the middle: twelve of these were
put under a hen, and, however improbable it may seem, they absolutely
produced 24 beautiful cocks !" - full-fledged - which immediately clapped
their wings, and began a crowing ! ! !
A NEW MODE OF CHALLENGING A JURY. - An Irish bookseller, previous to a trial
in which he was the defendant, was informed by his counsel, that if there
were any of the jury to whom he had any personal objections he might
"By JASUS and so I will," replied he, "if they don't bring me off
handsomely, I'll challenge every man of them."
DARTMOUTH, Aug. 24. - Lord HOWE with the grand fleet, passed this harbour
from Torbay yesterday morning about ten o'clock, consisting of nineteen sail
of the line and nine frigates. We hear that they are to be joined by six
sail of the line off Plymouth. - Admiral SIR RICHARD KING also sailed out of
Torbay yesterday evening with the Newfoundland fleet.
PLYMOUTH, Aug. 24 - Lord HOWE's fleet are now in the offing, passing to the
Westward; they have been in sight from Market Tower all this day, but too
far to the Southward to be seen from the garrison here.
PORTSMOUTH, Aug. 25 - The Concord frigate, Capt. Wills, yesterday returned
from a cruize, with the loss of her maintop mast, which went overboard in a
tempestuous night, with a midshipman and three seamen, to whom no assistance
could be rendered.
The Magacienne frigate, Captain MARTIN, and Success, Captain ROBERTS, sailed
this evening with a convoy of merchant ships for the West Indies.