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Knights-Elect, two and two, carrying their hats and feathers in
their hands. Gentleman Usher-Register-Secretary-Bath King of Arms
Garter-Genealogist. The Dean of Westminster, Dean of the Order, carrying in his right
hand the form of the oath and admonition. His Royal Highness the Duke of York, first and principal Knight
Companion, as Great Master, covered. Twelve Yeomen of the Guards, to close the procession. The proxies walked in the place Divine service having ended, the of their respective knights, wearing knights put on their hats and feathe surcoat and girt, with the sword thers, the proxies remaining uncoof the order; "they carried the vered, and approached severally mantle on their right arm; they with their companions to the altar, had no spurs, nor the hat and fea- where each knight standing and ther, but walked with a hat in drawing his sword offered it to the their hands.
dean, who received it, and laid it The procession advanced to the on the altar.
on the altar. The knights then end of the south aisle, where her received their swords of the dean, majesty, the princess of Wales, and who restored them with the proper the princesses Augusta, Elizabeth, admonitions. Mary, Sophia, and Amelia, with The ceremony then concluded, the duke of Cumberland, were and Handel's coronation anthem, seated in a box lined with crimson, God save the king, having been over Mr. Congreve's monument. sling,
the procession returned back The knights halted, and paid their to the prince's chamber, in the obedience to her majesty and the same order it came from thence; princesses; the whole of the com- except that the prebendaries retired pany in the nave of the cathedral to the Jerusalem chamber from the at the same time standing up, the abbey door, and the esquires and procession then crossed over to the officers of arms, and officers of the north aisle, and proceeded down, order, when they came out of the till they came to Henry VIIth's church, were covered: within the chapel, the trumpets continuing to south-east abbey door, the king's sound till they reached it.
master cook made the usual adnoThe banners of the deceased nition to each companion. knights were buried under the Dover, May 15.-The Ant cutaltar, the band, during the cere ter is just arrived from France, mony, playing the Dead March in with Mr. Sylvester, the messenger; Saul.
he has just taken horse for London. The installation of the respective Lord Whitworth, it is said, had knights then took place.
scarcely arrived at Chantilly, before Divine service was performed, a French messenger overtook him, and the Te Deum composed by requesting him to stop; but his Dr. Cook, and appropriate an. lordship proceeded, and when he thems, were sung by the gentle- arrived at Breteuil, Bonaparte's men of the choir of Westminster, own private secretary overtook assisted by the choirs of the chapel him, with a letter from the chief royal and St. James's.
consul, to which lord Whitworth
returned an answer, and has con guns; and as soon as the weather tinued his route ; he sleeps to-night moderates, will proceed to join the at Parker's hotel, Boulogne : an channel fleet, when he will shift his order is arrived here, by express fag to his majesty's ship Venerable, from London, to lay an embargo of 74 guns. on all vessels in this
11. As miss Wills, daughter of Dover, May 16.-General An. Mr. Wills of Golden-square, was dreossi and suite are just arrived. returning last week from France, A French packet is ready to take she was stopped at Calais. All them over.
and letters were taken Dover, May 28.-We have now from her, sealed up and sent to every reason to believe, that the Paris, as well as those of her female communication between this port companions. The ladies were then and Calais is stopped, as we have set at liberty, and allowed to 're. had no arrivals from Calais since turn to England. Tuesday last, although the wind has been favourable
Copy of a Letter from the HonourThe king's packet sailed yester able Admiral Cornwallis, &c. to day with a flag of truce and the Sir Evan Nepean, Bart. dated mail; but we are doubtful whether Dreadnought, at Sea, 3d June, any vessel will be suffered to leave 1803. Calais for some time.
Admiralty-office, June 11. The greatest activity prevails Sir, here, in making every preparation I am to request you will be for war : a great number of very pleased to lay before the lords large armed cutters are already commissioners of the admiralty for prepared, some for his majesty's their information, the inclosed letservice, and others for privateers.. ter from captain Wallis, of his The Northampton regiment of mi- majesty's ship the Naid, dated the litia march into the castle to-day; 2d instant, acquainting me of his the Leicestershire and Derbyshire having, on the 29th of last month, regiments are expected next week. taken possession of l’Impatient,
French national corvette of 20 guns
and 80 men, commanded by citizen JUNE 1.
Hypolite Arnous, lieutenant de
vaisseau, from Senegal to RochPlymouth.—Arrived the Juffrow fort ; and on the 31st, at noon, the Brigetta, (Dutch) from St. Ubęs French merchant ship Le Chasseur, for Koningsburg ; also the Re- from St. Domingo to l'Orient, becca, (French) from Lisbon for laden with sugar, cotton, coffee, Brest, sent in by the Russell man &c. about 359 tons burthen.
I am, &c. Portsmouth, June 2.--Arrived last
W. CORNWALLIS. night his majesty's ship La Minerve, oi 40 guns, captain Bullen, from a His Majesty's Ship Naiad, June 2. cruize, having sent in several va SIR, luable prizes to the different ports. I have the honour to inform you,
Rear-admiral Collingwood has that on the 29th ult. at 11 P M. hoisted his red Aag at the mizen of being in latitude 45 deg. 50 min. N, his majesty's ship Diamond, of 38 and longitude 4 deg. 40 min. W. I
captured the French national cor- vessels :-La Felicité, French cutvette l’Impatient, of 20 guns and ter privateer, armed with 22 men80 men, commanded by citizen Le Charles, French merchant brig, Hypolite Arnous, lieutenant de laden with oak timber for con. vaisseau, from Senegal, bound to structing ships, from Rouen to Rochfort. She is a very fine vessel, Rochfort-A Dutch galliot, laden and is esteemed one of the swiftest with salt, from the coast of Portusailors out of France. During the ga!, bound to Rotterdam - A chase, they cut away her anchors Dutch Indiaman, from Surinam, from her bows, and threw part of with a very valuable cargo of her guns overboard.
cotton and coffee. The fresh I have likewise the honour to westerly wind, with the bad sailing inform you, that on the 31st at of my prizes, jointly obliged me to noon, I captured the French mer. anchor in this roadstead; as soon, chant ship le Chasseur, from St. however, as the wind and weather Domingo, bound to l'Orient, laden will permit, I shall lose no time in with sugar, cotton, coffee, &c. She proceeding to Plymouth. is a very handsome ship, 359 tons I have the honour to be, &c. burthen, newly coppered, com
H. T. SENHOUSE. manded by citizen Lamer, lieute- Rear-Admiral Dacres, &c. &c. nant de vaisseau.
I am, sir, &c. JAMES WALLIS, The French, with a degree of The Hon. Adm. Cornwallis. mean perfidy unknown in former
wars between civilised states, have Copy of a Letter from Rear-Ad. detained all those persons who
miral Dacres, Commanding Of. have been so unfortunate as to ficer of his Majesty's Ships and trust themselves in their dominions Vessels at Plymouth, to Sir Evan after the return of the British amNepean, Bart. dated the 3d inst. bassador: one of the Paris papers Sir,
states, that the number of English I inclose, for the information of prisoners of war in France, Italy, my lords commissioners of the ad- and Holland, is 7,500; among miralty, a letter I have received whom are several generals, colofrom lieutenant Senhouse, of his nels, and officers of all ranks. majesty's ship Conqueror (em 16. By a letter from gen. Mortier, ployed on the impress service on addressed to the minister of war in board the Hind revenue cutter), Paris, dated from his head-quar. stating his having captured La ters, Nieuburgh, June 4, it appears, Felicité French cutter privateer, that the electorate of Hanover was and carried her into Portland-roads, surrendered to the French on the with sundry other prizes.
3d instant by capitulation. A parI am, &c. Jas. P. Dacres. tial affair took place between the Hind Revenue Cutter, Portland, French and Hanoverians on the 2d roads, June 1, 1803.
instant, at Borsten, in which the
Hanoverian line was broken by the
enemy, who took on the occasion a I beg leave to acquaint you, that number of prisoners. On the fol, whilst cruizing off Portland, in lowing day, as the invaders were pursuance to your orders, I have on the point of forcing the passage captured and detained the following of the Weser, the regency serit
commissioners to the French gene- assent, the army about to be raised ral, whose first proposal was has now officially obtained the dopromptly rejected. A convention nomination which has been before was then entered into, by which a given it in parliament, being calltotal surrender of the country was ed, in orders from the public ofagreed to by the commissioners. fices of yesterday's date, The RoyThe French general is to make al Army of Reserce. Stores and what changes in the government, accoutrements are preparing for it and levy what contributions he may with great speed. There will be think proper; the authority of the 2000 sergeants and 800 drummers. regency is suspended; the French
9. An accident happened on this cavalry is to be remounted, and day, which, for 'a time, threatened the army to be paid and clothed the destruction of that magnificent at the expense of the electorate ; and venerable structure Westminthe artillezy, to the amount of 1000 ster-abbey. About two o'clock pieces, the arms, to the number the square tower, in the centre of of 100,000 stands, with the whole the cross aisles, over that part of of the magazines, are to be deli- the choir which is between the pulvered up to the enemy; all funds pit and the altar, was discovered have been sequestrated, and the to be in fames: this part of the effects belonging to the king of roof, which is flat, supported by England are placed entirely at the braces of timber and plaister, most disposal of the invaders: the Hano- curiously gilt, was in a short time verian troops are to retire behind in a blaze. From the great height, the Elbe, and not to bear arms it was impossible to carry water against France during the present speedily to it: to obviate this difwar.
ficulty, the soldiers and volunteers
ranged themselves from the Abbey JULY.
to the water-side, and a number
of buckets were procured, which 4. During the thunder storm on they filled, and handed from one Saturday last, a ball of fire fell to another, and afterwards raised upon a public-house near Perry's to the top by means of ropes. The Stairs, Wapping, which in an in- fall of the melted lead, and of the stant set fire to it and the house ad- half-burned timber, was most trejoining. They were both burned mendous, and would soon have laid in several places; the wires and the whole choir in ashes, but for bells were all melted, as also the the exertions of the engines, which leads on the roof. The inhabi- arrived in time to play upon and tants had time enough to make extinguish the burning wood as it their escape. The lightning set fell ; and we are happy to state fire to a carpenter's shop in Gravel- that the organ and the choir, belane, Southwark. The shavings tween it and the pulpit, and the and other combustibles were in monuments in general, have esstantly in a blaze, but were happily caped with very little damage.--soon extinguished by the endea. It was currently reported among vours of two men who were at the populace, that the Abbey had work when the accident happened. been wilfully set fire to by some
The act for making the new mi- French incendiary; but the fact litary levy having received the royal was, it was attributable to that
carelessness which generally pro- to observe, not only the laws as duces such accidents: Some plumb- they have been acknowledged by ers in the employ of Mr. Jones, of the respective nations, but also Tothill-street, having a fire lighted those laws as they have been laid in their portable furnace, on the down by the principal maritime top of the square tower, for heat- powers. I therefore advise you ing their solder to repair the leads not to take any more goods on of the roof, carelessly went to board, to procure the best certifidinner at one o'clock, without cates that what you have already leaving a proper person to attend loaded has been shipped and loaded the fire, and before their return before the blockade of the Elbe the conflagration had commenced. was known, and to hasten your
It is to the elevation of the square departure as much as possible. roof alone that the building is in
I am, &c. debted for its preservation; for had
John M. FORBES. the fire extended to the long-vaulted galleries, which run beneath the Downing-street, July 26.—The roof from east to west, and are king has been pleased to cause it to principally composed of timber, be signified by the right honourno human power could have pre- able Iord Hawkesbury, his majesserved the edifice from destruc- ty's principal secretary of state for tion.
foreign affairs, to the ministers of 18. This afternoon, between the neutral powers residing at this hours of five and seven o'clock, court, that the necessary measures P. Duparion, esq. put an end to having been taken by his majesty's his life by shooting himself with a command for the blockade of the pistol, the ball of which entered entrance of the river Weser, in his apper lip, passed through the consequence of his majesty having centre of the head, and lodged in recently received authentic inforthe cieling of the room. For the mation of the occupation of parts last four years his apartments had of the banks of that river by the not been cleaned, nor any person French troops, the said river is allowed to enter them but his declared to be in a state of block. daughters, two or three times, ade ; and that from this time all merely as visitors.-- The coroner's the measures authorised by the law inquest sat on the body, and of nations, and the respective treabrought in a verdict-Lunacy: ties between his majesty and the
The following is a copy of the different neutral powers, will be letter which Mr. Forbes, consul adopted and executed with respect of the United States of America, to all vessels which may attempt to in Hamburgh, sent to the captains violate the said blockade. Lord of his nation, on receiving notice Hawkesbury has been further com. of the blockade of the Elbe : manded by his majesty to signify
Sir, Unmburgh, July 11. to the ministers of the neutral pow. The blockade of the Elbe by the ers, that whenever the French English has been officially an- troops will evacuate the positions nounced to the government of this which they now occupy, on the city. In so serious a crisis as the barks of the Weser, and will represent, it is of consequence to the move to such a distance from them interest of your owners most strictly as to leave the course of that