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which could not then be, and has not since been, permitted to be removed to The Royal Statute for convoking the Holland. Amongst other valuables was Cortes, was published at Madrid on the a stud of horses, chiefly English, belonging 15th Ápril." This step has, it is said, to the Prince of Orange, which the Bel- given great satisfaction in the Spanish gian Councils declared should be publicly capital. A policy indicating liberality brought to the hammer, and the proceeds may hereafter be expected. The Statute carried to the public Treasury. A sale of Convocation comprises fifty articles, in accordingly took place; but a few friends which the power and organization of the of the dethroned family, determined Cortes are defined. Of course, the priamongst themselves upon buying up the vileges of the Senate are circumscribed most favourite, if not all the horses, and by royalty within stated bounds ::--but making a present of them to his Royal the acknowledgment of Constitutional Highness. This exasperated the lower principle, implied in the bare formality of orders, and they assembled before a house consulting such an assembly, cannot fail where a society of Orangeists met, and to produce good. proceeding in succession to the hotels of several leading persons supposed to be If we may judge by the accounts reattached to the House of Orange, car- cently received from Portugal, the cause ried on the work of destruction. For of Donna Maria continues to be so suca considerable time, no effectual effort cessful, that a long time cannot elapse bewas made to check their proceedings. fore its final triumph. The Pedroite The house of the Prince de Ligne, the forces have now made a grand movement, Duke d’Ursel, Marquess de Trazenies, with the view of completely exterminating Count d'Oultremont, Count de Bethune, the whole of the Miguelite troops, or of Count de Marnex, and other nobles, were bringing them to a capitulation. The plan sacked. At length the King interposed is to commence operations at once in the to suppress the tumult. On Sunday north, south, and centre of the kingdom, evening he left the palace on horseback, so that the whole of the Miguelites will accompanied by his Staff, and with the be driven concentrate at Santarem, assistance of the Military and Magistrates, where they will be hemmed in, or surrestored order. While riding through the rounded. St. Thyrso, Guinaraens, and streets, he was surrounded by an immense Braga, have fallen into the hands of the mob, shouting, “ Down with the Orange. Pedroites, by an admirably planned sortie ists,” “ Long live Leopold,” &c. Tran- from Oporto, under General Stubbs. Naquillity was at length restored; but the
pier, after taking Caminho and Vienna, government have since adopted measures has captured Valença ; while Barcellos, for expelling all the leading Orangeists Espoiende, and Villa do Conde have profrom the kingdom.
claimed Donna Maria.
DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES. INTELLIGENCE FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF water at low ebb of spring tides, and
which, at the same time, with two An interesting, discussion has been cheek piers built on arches, will secure carried on in the Scotch newspapers an outer harbour, 900 feet long by 300 respecting a very important project for feet wide, where there will be a low securing to Edinburgh all the advan- water landing-place for the accommo. tages of a great sea port. The at- dation of the steam vessel trade of tention of the merchants of the nor- the Firth. The harbour will afford a thern capital having been strongly di- depth of water for ships of every size, rected to the subject, Messrs. Grainger even the largest in the King's service, and Miller, and Mr. Gibb, of Aber- and it will be accessible at all times of deen, the eminent engineers, have the tide, and in all weathers. The estidrawn up a report for the formation of a mated cost of this great undertaking is the harbour and dock in Trinity-bay, on the comparatively trifling sum of 250,0001. southern shore of the Firth of Forth. April 15.-A riot of a serious descripThe works will consist of a wet dock, tion occurred at Oldham. On the day containing 43 acres, affording inner wbar- previous, two members of a Trades' fage to the extent of 12,000 feet. Union, at a meeting of their body, were dock will be entered by a lock of 200 arrested by some policemen, after a desfeet in length, and 55 in width. The perate struggle. They were on their road entrance will be protected by a break. to Hollinwood, under custody of two offiwater parallel to the channel of the cers, for the purpose of being examined, Firth, 1100 feet long, founded in 11 feet when a large crowd attacked the officers,
whom they beat severely, and rescued the Melbourne, in favour of a remission. of prisoners. This occurred in frontof Bank- sentence on the six Dorsetshire labourers, side-mill, owned by a Mr. Thompson ; lately transported for administering illegal who was disliked by the Unionists on oaths,--about 30,000 workmen, arranged account of his employment of knobsticks, according to their respective trades, asor men not belonging to the Union. sembled in Copenhagen Fields. By seven These knobsticks had, it appeared, been o'clock the large field in front of Copenprovided with arms for their defence, but hagen House was crowded, and every as it turned out, used them for offence; minute the numbers increased by thoufor, appearing at the windows of the sands. Each man had a piece of red building, they made a foolish display of ribbon in the button-hole of his coat. Not their weapons, and fired blank cartridge a noise, or the least inclination to break at the passing mob. One shot, however, the peace occurred. The petition was actually took_effect, and killed a man brought on the field in a car or couch named James Bentley. This so incensed made for the occasion, borne on the those around, that the windows of the shoulders of twelve men. It was of manufactory were immediately demolish- great bulk, and signed by 260,000 persons, ed, the dwelling-house of the proprietor 100,000 of whom were Unionists in the entered, and a total destruction of its metropolis. At half past nine o'clock a contents effected.
The liquors were rocket was fired, as the signal for the prodrunk in the cellars, the cabinets rifled cession to move, which had been regularly and broken, the victuals eaten, and about marshalled. It proceeded down Maiden501. in money stolen. One of the lower lane, Guildford-street, Regent-street, and rooms was filled with printing cloths, Charing-cross, to Whitehall, where the which the mob set fire to. In the course first part arrived at twelve o'clock. They of the tumult the two prisoners were res- marched five and in some instances six cued. The arrival of a party of lancers abreast, in perfect silence, and at an ordieventually caused the dispersion of the nary foot pace, and were upwards of two mob. The two Union men who were hours in passing any given point. On the rescued afterwards surrendered, and were arrival of the procession at Whitehall, Mr. liberated on bail; meanwhile, the town Owen, of Lanark, Dr. Wade (the nonwas in a state of great confusion. A resident Vicar of St. Nicholas, Warwick) meeting of upwards of 10,000 operatives in his canonicals, and three or four other was held the next day on Oldham Edge, leaders of the Unionists, entered the or Moor, at which resolutions to support Home Office with the petition, whilst the their fellows were entered into. At a
procession passed on along ParliamentCoroner's inquest subsequently held on street, and over Westminster-bridge to the body of the individual who was shot, Kennington.common. Mr. Phillips said a verdict of Manslaughter was returned. Lord Melbourne was in the office, but Several of the rioters have since been that he had his directions to say that his arrested, and committed for trial.
Lordsbip could not receive a petition presented under such circumstances; if the
petition however should be presented April 13.
The sixtieth Anniversary on another day, and in a becoming manFestival of the Royal Humane Society ner, his Lordship would receive it and was celebrated at the City of London lay it before the King. After some Tavern, the Vice Chancellor in the conversation, the deputation retired, Chair. The procession of a few of the taking the petition with them. Upon persons whose lives have been saved the arrival of the procession at Kenningduring the last year, through the instru- ton-common, they formed in good order mentality of this valuable Institution, to await the arrival of the deputation with must have awakened many of the indivi- Lord Melbourne's answer, after receiving duals present to a sense of the impor- which, the different divisions immediately tance and utility of the Institution. One drew off, and in a short time the streets youth in particular attracted the attention resumed their ordinary appearance. Very of every one present; he was attended in ample arrangements had been made by the procession by his father, a bighly re- Government and the Civil authorities, spectable merchant in the city. After for the immediate suppression of any disthe procession, the Chairman presented turbance; but such was the peaceable the honorary medallions; and the Trea- bearing of the Unionists, and the crowd surer reported an excellent subscription, accompanying their procession, that not a particularly for the new Receiving House single soldier or police-constable was in Hyde Park.
visible throughout their whole march. April 21. This being the day ap- On the 24th the petition was presented pointed by the “ Trades' Unions” of the to Lord Melbourne by a deputation from Metropolis, for presenting a petition to the Trades' Unions, and laid before the the King, through the medium of Lord King in the usual way,
LONDON AND ITS VICINITY.
THEATRICAL REGISTER. tention throughout, but as an acting play DRURY LANE.
it may be considered as rather dull and March 31. An Easter piece, under the uninteresting ; notwithstanding it was antitle of Anster Fair, or Michael Scott the nounced for repetition amidst partial apWizard, dramatised by Mr. Pocock, was plause, brought forward. The plot is wholly devoid of interest, but a good deal of mer:
COVENT GARDEN. riment was excited by the practical jokes March 31. The Easter piece was an with which it was interspersed. There adaptation, by Mr. Planche, from the were also some good scenery and cleverly French of « Le Pré aux Clercs,” called managed transformations.
The Challenge. The music and singing April 10. Lord Byron's tragedy of were the chief recommendations, in which Sardanapalus was represented for the first Mr. Wilson and Miss Inverarity distime. It was listened to with strict at played their vocal powers.
PROMOTIONS, PREFERMENTS, &c.
Rev, C. J. Furlong, Warfield V. Berks.
Rev. J. Green, South Ottering R. co. York. Mar. 19. Mary Eccleston, of Lytham, co. Lana Rev. T. Gretton, Pipe V. Hereford. caster, spinster, second dau. of Thos. Eccleston, Rev. P. B. Haines, Deene and Corby R. co. formerly of Scarisbrick, esq. to take the surname Northampton. and arms of Dicconson.
Rev. F. Henson, South Kilrington R. co. York. Mar. 26. J. E. Alexander, esq. Captain of 42d Rev. H. P. Higman, Fakenham R. Norfolk. Foot, to wear the insignia of the third class of Rev. H. Lefroy, Outragh R. co. Leitrim. the Royal Persian Order of the Lion and Sun. Rev. H. Martin, Aughrim R. co. Roscommon.
Knighted, James Nicoll M‘Adam, esq. of Rev. W. G. Neathman, St. Paul's P. C. Stone. Whitehall.
house, Devon. Mar. 27. Knighted, Capt. John Woolmore,
Rev. Sir H. Oakeley, Bocking R. Essex. K.C.H. Deputy Master of the Trinity-house. Rev. R. F. Onslow, Stoke Edith R. co. Hereford. Mar. 28.
3d Foot, brevet Lieut.-Col. J. Den- Rev. T. Parry, Baunton P. C. co. Gloucester. nis, to be Lieut. Col.-49th Foot, Capt. Thos. Rev. R. Pocklington, Skeyness R. co. Lincoln. Stephens, to be Major.
Rev. J. Purton, Oldbury R. Salop. April 8. 15th Foot, Lieut..Col. G. W. Hor. Rev. W. Roy, Skirbeck' R. co. Lincolna ton, to be Lieut. Col.-96th Foot, brevet Lieut. Rev. C. V. H. Sumner, Byfleet R. Surrey. Col. H. White, to be Lieut.-Col.-Brevet Ma. Rev. C. Taylor, Moreton-on-Lugg R. co. Hereford. jor W. Hulme, to be Major.
Rev. C. Turner, Kidderminster V. co. Worcester. April 9. Rear Adm. Sir Thos. Masterman Rev. W. Wilcox, North Wotton R. co. Norfolk.' Hardy, Bart. G.C.B. to be Governor of Green
CHAPLAINS. wich Hospital. # April 11. 1st Foot Guards, Lieut.-Col. Benj.
Hon, and Rev. G. N. Grenville, to the King. Des Veux, to be Capt. and Lieut.
Rev. R, Drake, to the Earl of Cavan. April 14. Adm. Sir Geo. Martin, G.C.B. to Rev. E. J. Raines, to the Earl of Dunmore. be Vice-Adm. of the United Kingdom.-Adm.
Rev. G. Stuart, to Lord Gray. the Hon. Sir Robert Stopford, G.C.B. to be RearAdmiral of the United Kingdom.
CIVIL PREFERMENTS. April 15. Col. Sir Dudley St. Leger Hill, to be Lieut. Governor of St. Lucia.
Rev. J. A. Giles, Head Master of Camberwell
School. April 16, Knighted, John Williams, esq. Baron of the Exchequer.
Rev. J. Richardson, Head Master of Brampton
• Bierton Grammar School. The Earls of Leitrim and Donoughmore to be Knights of St. Patrick. The Earl of Erroll to bé á Knight of the Thistle.-Lord Sussex Len.
BIRTHS. pox to be Postmaster of Jamaica.-G. C. An.
Mar. 6. At Walsal, Mrs. R. W. Fletcher, a trobus, Esq. to be High Sheriff of Cheshire (Mr. Astley excused.)
son.--27. At Ingestre, Staffordshire, Lady Sarah
Ingestre, a son.--At Woolley hall, Berkshire, Naval Promotions. - Rear-Adm. Wm. Par.
the wife of the Rev. A. P. Clayton, a son. At ker, C.B. to be a Lord of the Admiralty.
Berechurch-hall, Essex, the wife of Thos. White, Rear-Adm. W. Hall Gage, appointed to com. mand in the Tagus.
esq. a son and heir.--30. At Clifton, the wife of Capt. Prescott, C.B. R.N.a dau. At Whit
bourne, Herefordshire, the wife of the Rev. R. Members returned to serve in Parliament. Briscoe, a dau.-31. In Dorset-place, DorsetThirsk.-Samuel Crompton, esq.
square, the wife of Major Hitchings, Deputy Adj.Paisley.-Sir Daniel Keyte Sandford.
Gen. Madras, a son.
April 1. The Hon. Mrs. Vernon, a son. ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.
4. At Baok Hall, Lancashire, the wife of John Wilson Patten, esq. M.P. a dau.
At KingRev. W. M. Allen, Wormegay P. C. Norfolk. ston Russell, Dorset, Mrs. Robert Williams, a Rev. H. C. Boutflower, St. Joha's Chapel P. C. dau.5. At Mersham Hatch, the wife of Bury, co. Lanc.
Sir Edw. Knatchbull, Bart. a dau. 7. At Rev. F. Charnley, Wicklow R. Ireland.
Blackbrook House, the wife of Lieut. Col. Francis Rev. E. Churton, Monks Eleigh R. Suffolk. Le Blanc, a daughter. - At her father's, Rev. W. W. Clarke, North Wooton V. Norfolk. the Hon. and Rev. Dr. Marsham, Kirby OverRev. J. J. Cory, Aylesham V. Norfolk.
blow, the wife of Lieut.-Col. Mac Lean, 81st Rev. J. Curwen, Plumbland R, Cumberland. Reg. a dau.-9. The wife of Sir James Lake, Rev, J. Davies, Reynoldstone R. co. Pemb. Bart. a son.-11. In Old Palace Yard, the wife
of John Jervis, esq. M.P. a son.--13 At Bury, Greek in the University of Durham, to Harriet, the wife of E. G. Hornby, esq. MP, a dau.--- eldest dau. of the Right Hon. H. Hobhouse, of The wife of the Hon. Tho. R. Keppel, a dau.--- Iladspen, Somerset.---At Hunton, Kent, the At Weston Rectory, near Campden, the wife of Rev. John Duncombe Shafto, Rector of Buck. the Rev. R. Allan Scott, a son.-14. At the worth, Hants, to Catherine Harriet, dau. of the Rectory, Amersham, the wife of the Rev. John Rev. R. Moore. Tyrwhitt Drake, a son.-15. At Rodney House, April 2. At Wellington, Somerset, the Rev. Clifton, the wife of Mark Pringle, esq. a dau. Benj. Crosthwaite, of Wellington, to Charlotte
17. The wife of the Rey. C. Pasley Vivian, a Rebecca, day, of the Rev. R. Jarratt. At dau.
Bath, G. Lowther, esq. of Astley, to Julia, second
dau, of late Rev. W. Trevelyan, and grand-dau. MARRIAGES.
of the late Sir J. Trevelyan, Bart. of Nettlecombe
Park. At Woburn, Lord Chas. James Fox Mur, 5. At St. Mary's, Lambeth, Denis, Russell, sixth son of the Duke of Bedford, to Amédée Vaillant, esq. of Paris, to Caroline, dau. Isabella Clarissa, dau. of the late W. Davies, of Dr. Geo. Rees, of Clapham-rise... The Rev. esq. of Pen-y-lan, co. Carmarthen, and grandJ. E. Tyler, B.D. Rector of St. Giles's-in-the- dau. to the late Lord Robert Seymour. The fields, London, to Jane, only dau, of Divie Ro. Rey. J, D. Broughton, Rector of Bletchley, to bertson, esq. of Bedford-sq. --At Chelsea, Ash- Frances, third dau. of Lewis Corkran, esq. of burham Henry, son of Ashburnham Butley, esq. Long Ditton, Surrey.-At Brixton, the Rey. to Frances Helen, only child and heiress of the G. F. F. Anderson, to Sarah, dau. of the Rev. late Neptune Blood, esq. of Sloane street. C. F. Mileham, of Stoke Newington.3. At At Dover, H, Shore Milner Bouchette, son of Oxford, the Rev, J. Carter, Rector of Bainton, the Surveyor-general of Canada, to Marianue, Yorkshire, to Eliz. Anne, third dau. of the late and G. S. Smith, esq. Dragoon Guards, to Geor. Rev. R. Barker Bell, of Windlesham, Surrey. giana, dau. of the lion. Herbert Gardner.---. At St. Paul's, Covent garden, H. Byron, esq. to At Cley next the sea, the Rev. W. Whitear, to Eliz, Josephine, only dau. of J. Byron Bradley, Harriet Sarah, fifth dau. of . W. Thomlinson, M.D.-At St. George's, Hanover-sq. the Rev. esq:-_-9. At Brighton, the Rev. R. Farquharson, R, Fiennes Wykeham Martin, to_Mary, second to Louisa, only dau. of the late Gen. R. Crauford. dau. of Neill Malcomb, esq. of Poltallach, Ar.
11. At Blaytheruyche, Gerard Noel, esq, gyleshire. --At Elm, near Wisbech, Edmund nephew of Lord Barham, to Sophia Lilias, dau. Blackbourne, esq. of Wood-house, to Elizabeth, of Stafford O'Brien, esq. of Blatheruyche, Park, second dau. of W. Dow, esq. of Needham Hall. Northamptonshire. - 1!. At Devonport, the W. H. Walton, esq. of the Inner Temple, Rev. T. Hare, to Lavinia, dau. of W. Styles, esq.
to Louisa Hoskins, eldest dau. of Chas. Legh of Home Park. ----13. At Marylebone Church, S. Hoskins Master, esq. of Barrow-green House, Marindin, esq. 2d Life Guards, to Isabella, eldest Surrey.-8. At Dartford, Kent, the Rev. H. W. dau. of A. Colville, esq. of Berkely-street, and R. L. Johnson, of Petworth, Sussex, to Sarah niece of Lord Auckland.--15. At Michaelstone, Eliz. second dau. of T.-B. Fooks, esq.At St. y, Vedw, Monmouthshire, Sir John Lewis Duntze, Pancras New Church, Lieut..Col, Kelly, E.I.C. to Bart. of Tiverton, to Frances Eliz. dau. of the Mrs. Charlotte Gray.-9. At Eton College, the Rev. J. Coles. At Brighton, Philip Stewart, Rev. J. Young Cooke, of Chellesworth, eldest esq. Bombay Civil Service, to Matilda Frances, son of the Rev. Chas. Cooke, of Semer, Suffolk, dau. of the late W. Dawson, esq. of St. Leo. to F. Judith, second dau. of the Rev. J. Briggs, nard's-hill, Berks. 16. At St. Pancras New Fellow of Eton College. - The Rev, J. Jackson, Church, Sidney Smith, esq. of Burton Crescent, to Eliza, daughter of Col. Houlton, of Farley to Sarah, second dau, of the late Thos. Palmer, Castle. 10. At Wrington, Somerset, the Rev. esq. of Russell.place. 15. At Great Maple. R. C. Codrington, LL.D. to Sarah, the third dau. stead, Fred, Luard Wollaston, esq. Barrister, to of the late Talbot Savage, esq.At St. Mary's, Diana Hariet, second dau. of J. Sperling, exq. of Bryanston-sq. W. Geo. Tyssen Daniel Tyssen, of Dynes Hall, Essex.-18. The Rev. W.'G. Foulden Hall, Norfolk, esq. to Mary, eldest dau. Moore, Rector of West Barkwith, Lincoln, to of Andrew Fountaine, of Narford Hall, Norfolk, Emily Ann, only dau. of T. Andrews, esq. of esq. At Elmswell, Suffolk, the Rev. G. H. Upper Homerton.- -At St. George's, Blooms. Vachell, to Cecilia Catherine, eldest dau. of the bury, the Rev. M, Watkins, Vicar of Southwell, Rev. J. T. Lawton.--At St. George's, Hanover. Notts, to Eliza, dau. of the late Alex. Hunter, square, R. S. Orlebar, esq. to Charlotte Eliz. esq. at Kirkton, Perthshire, At Kensington,
eldest dau. of the Rev. V. Ellis, rector of Walton, the Rev, J, Phillips Gurney, Vicar of Great Can. Bucks.--At Paris, Baron Louis Robert Jaen de field, Essex, to Anne, dau. of the late J, Langton, Noé, 5th Hussars, to Louisa Helena, eldest dau. esq. of Farnham, Bucks. At the residence of of the late J. Burke, esq. of York-place, Portman. Visc. Duncannon, Cavendish-square, the Earl of square.--At Plaxtol, Kent, the Rev. W. Walde. Kerry to the Hon. Augusta Ponsonby. At grave
Park, youngest son of Hon. Mr. JusNaples, Edw. B. Hartopp, esq. of Dalby Hall tice Park, to Eliz. Jane, youngest dau. of Ed. Leicestershire, to Honor, dau. of the late Major- mund Yates, esq. of Fairlawn, Kent.At Lea. Gen. Gent.--19. At Marylebone Church, C. mington Priors, Arch. M'Blane, esq. to Mary F. Schrader, esq. to Harriet, third dau. of Gen. Magdalene, eldest dau. of Thos. Delves Brough. Northey Hopkins, of Oven Park, Bucks.-20. ton, esq. and niece to Gen. Sir Johu Delves BroughAt Fulham, James Wright, esq. of Montague- ton, Bart. of Doddington Hall, Cheshire. At place, Hammersmith, to Alicia, widow of the Saint Mary's, Bryanstone-sq. London, Silas Saul, late W. Bell, esq. of Portland place.-20. At esq. of Carlisle, to Lucy Maria, dau. of the late St. George's, Hanover-sq. the Earl of Glengall, to Col. Rich. Clarke, C.B. of the Bengal Cavalry. Margaret Lauretta, youngest dau. of the late W. -At Stogumber, Somerset, the Rey. Thomas Mellish, esq. of Woodford, Essex.-31. The Prowse Lethbridge, youngest son of Sir Thos. Rev. W. Rees, Vicar of Horsey, in Norfolk, to Buckler Lethbridge, Bart. of Sandhill Park, to Eleanor, third dau. of late Rev. M. Ward, Rector Isabella. youngest dau. of the Rev. Thomas S. of Horsington in Lincolnshire. - At Alton Escolt, of Hartrow.-15. At Mortlake, Surrey, Towers, the seat of the Earl of Shrewsbury, the Rev. Samuel Hartopp Knapp, Rector of Major Bishopp, to Eliz, relict of the late R. Dor- Letchworth, Herts, to Marianne Jane, widow of mer, esq. -- In Green-st. Grosvenor-sq. Lady Dr. James, late Bishop of Calcutta.--At St. East, sister to Hylton Jolliffe, esq. M.P.for Peters. George's, Hanover-sq. Christ. Alex. Haserman, field, to the Hon. J. C. Westenra, third son of esq. Solicitor-Gen of Upper Canada, to Eliz, Lord Rossmore, Lieut.-Col. in the Scotch Fu. Emily, dau. of Walter Merry, esq. Lansdowne. sileers.--The Rev. H. Jenkyns, Professor of pl. Cheltenliam, late Deputy Secretary at War.
OBITU A R Y.
(Wellesley's) splendid military operations. Feb. 14. In Portman-square, aged 82, Mr. Shore took an active and promithe Right Hon. John Shore, Baron nent part in the formation of the reveTeignmouth in the Peerage of Ireland, nue and judicial systems of India; and and a Baronet; a Privy Councillor, to his influence in the Council, the F.S.A. and President of the British judicial and fiscal reforms introduced by and Foreign Bible Society.
Lord Cornwallis are in a great measure His Lordship was descended from a attributable; more especially bis Lord. Derbyshire family, but, we believe, was ship’s grand measure of making the zeminborn in Devonshire. His father, Thomas dar the proprietor of the soil, respecting Shore, esq. was sometime of Melton in the policy of which so wide a difference Suffolk; he died in 1759, leaving issue by of opinion has been maintained. Mr. Dorothy Shepherd, the late Lord Teign- Shore was also mainly instrumental in mouth, and the Rev. Thomas William the fabrication of that code of laws Shore, Vicar of Sandal in Yorkshire, and which was published in Bengal in the of Otterton in Devonshire, who died in year 1793, shortly after its author bad 1822.
succeeded the Marquis Cornwallis as Mr. Shore went early in life to India Governor-general of India. The publiin the civil service of the East India cation of the laws or regulations of the Company. He arrived in Bengal in May Bengal Government was at that time, 1769, and was soon afterwards stationed and has since been, regarded as an ima at Moorshedabad as an Assistant under portant æra in the history of British the Council of Revenue. From Moor- Administration in India. shedabad he proceeded in 1772 to Rajes- On succeeding to the Governmenthabye as an Assistant under the Resi- general of India, Mr. Shore was created dent at that station. In the following a Baronet; and previously to his retireyear his success in acquiring a know- ment he was raised to a peerage of Ireledge of the Persian language obtained land by patent dated Oct. 24, 1797. for him the office of Persian Trans- He was the bosom friend of Sir Wil. lator and Secretary to the Provincial liam Jones, and succeeded him in the preCouncil of Moorshedabad; and in 1774 sidency of the Asiatic Society, in which a seat at the Calcutta Revenue Board, capacity he delivered a handsome eulogy where he continued till the dissolution on his predecessor, which was printed, of that Board in 1781, and establish- together with some other well written ment of a General Committee of Reve
essays of his composition, in the Transnue at the Presidency, of which he was actions of that learned body. In 1804 appointed Second Member.
he published in 4to, “Memoirs of the În January, 1785, he came to England Life, Writings, and Correspondence of Sir with Mr. Hastings, with whom he had William Jones;" and in 1807 he edited, contracted an intimacy, and in the April in thirteen volumes octavo, “ The Works of the following year returned to Cal- of Sir William Jones, with the Life of cutta, having been appointed by the Court the author.” of Directors to a seat in the Supreme His Lordship was appointed a CommisCouncil as an acknowledgment of_his sioner for the affairs of India, April 4, distinguished talents and integrity. “ Paci- 1807, and was sworn one of the Privy fic habits, and skill in revenue,” were the Council on the 8th of the same month. distinguishing qualifications, according to He retained his seat at the India Board Mr. Mill, which recommended Mr. Shore, until a recent period; but, we believe, he at tbat crisis, to the Company. Retrench- never sat in Parliament. ment was the order of the day, when the On the formation of the British and financier succeeded to the general. Sir Foreign Bible Society, in 1804, Lord John Malcolm, writing in the spirit of Teignmouth was fixed upon as the most a military statesman, strongly condemns suitable person to occupy the office of Sir John Shore's pacific policy; while President; Bishops Porteus, Shute BarMr. Mill, taking the civilian's view of rington, Fisher, and Burgess, being Vicethe question, defends it. Its wisdom Presidents, together with Sir Wm. Pepwould not, perhaps, have been questioned, perell, Adm. (afterwards Lord) Gambier, had it been found practicable to adhere to Charles Grant, and William Wilberforce. it; but, unfortunately, it served only to With such men, in such an enterprise, it prepare the way for Lord Mornington's was no small honour to be associated;