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purpose of giving assistance to Mr Park in England by the Nereus frigate, on the 14th his indefatigable exercions in exploring the of April, and interred in St Paul's on the 11th Continent of Africa. This account is far- of May at twelve o'clock. His Lordship's ther corroborated by a letter, dated in March brother was chief mourner, and the care lalt, received by a vessel from Siera Leone, riages were occupied by Lord Mulgrave, from Dr Douglas, who writes as follows: Earl St Vincent, the Lord Chancellor, Lord
Permit me to lay before you some in Cochrane, Hon. Thomas Grenville, Admi. formation respecting Mr Mungo Park, ral Harvey, Sir Peter Parker, and several which I was favoured with from an intelli- other Admirals and Captains who have sergent Mahomedan, whom I met at Goree, ved under the departed chief. and who had acted as a guide to Mr Park, His Lordship left England early in 1805, from the time of his landing on the Conci- and from that period till his death, was connent of Africa to his embarkation on che stantly afloat and employed in the most acNiger. He itates, that the King of Sego tive services. We have not room, nor inhad shewn much favour to Mr Park, and deed if we had, would it be necessary to rethat the report of his assassination there was capitulate the various atchievments of Lord untrue. He had passed far along the Niger Collingwood, which deservedly raised him without any molestation whatever from the to the highest honour of his profession, and natives. My informant could not recollect to the dignity of the Peerage. It is unne. the date of his embarkation on the Niger, cellary to recall to the recollection of our but thinks it must be about three years ago.
readers his gallant conduct in taking his lae Mr Park had taken four months provifions cion at the mouth of Cadiz Harbour, with for himself and two followers, with whom four fail of the line, in 1805, when the comhe intended to proceed to the eastward, and bined fleet of 94 fail of :he line were in that onwards as far as the Red Sea. Some tra harbour, and in keeping that position, in the vellers, who had fallen in with this guide, light of the enemy so immensely superior, informed him, that, about two or three until the British fleet was reinforced, and menths subsequent to Mr Park's embarka. the enemy ultimately destroyed in the battle tion, he had been severely scorched in his of Trafalgar. His Lordship was the partibreast by the bursting of a gun, while firing cular friend of Lord Nelson; they served at some birds ; but that he passed Tombuc- much together, and had ample opportuni. roo in the night by water."
ties of admiring each other's conduct, parti. In corroboration of the above, we sudjoin cularly in the memorable battle of the 14th a paragraph taken from the annual report February 1797. of the African Society, lately published:
In the battle of Trafalgar, Lord Colling. " It appears, that a native of Africa, na wood, the second in command, led one of med Ifaacs, who had arrived at Sierra
who had arrived at Sierra the British lines into action in the Royal Leone, gave it as his opinion, that the ce Sovereign. His conduct on that day exlebrated traveller, Mr Mungo Park, was cited the admiration of the whole fleet, and not dead, as had been generally supposed. Lord Nelson frequently directed the attens He states, that he had been his guide thro' tion of his officers to the Royal Sovereign, a part of the country; and must have heard exclaiming with his usual enthusiam which of his death, had it happened. We under- he always displayed when in battle, “ Look stand that Isaacs had engaged to go in search at Collingwood"-"See how that noble felof him; and, should he fucceed in finding low Collingwood, leads his ship into action.” him, is to obtain a reward of 1000 dollars." It is deeply to be lamented thac neither of
these heroes Thould have lived to revisit
their native land, to have witnessed the ad. LORD COLLINGWOOD.
miration, and receive the applauses of their It is with sentiments of the deepest regret
countrymen. that we announce to our readers the death of the gallant Lord Collingwood. He had obzained leave to return to England in conse
SIR FRANCIS BURDETT. quence of the bad state of his health, and The vote of the House of Commons for died of a stoppage of the pylorus, or infe- the committal to the Tower of Sir Francis rior aperture of the stomach, on the. 7th Burdett, was productive of very serious conMarch, two days after he left Minorca.- fequences in the metropolis. As loon as the For some time previous to his death he was debate was over, Mr Jones Burdett proceedincapable of taking any fuftenance whatever, ed to Wimbleton, to acquaint his brother His Lordhip’s semains were brought to with the result; who, upon his arrival in
town, found a ninte from the Serjeant at horse were compelled to halt, and being Arms, informing him of the warrant for his unable to advance, the mob faced about, and committal having been figned, and request- pelted them with mud and stones, until the ing to know what time he should wait upon arrival of the foot guards, when they were him to accompany him to the Tower. Be- compelled to file off and retreat. tween five and six o'clock, the Serjeant On Sunday the mob became more outwaired on Sir Francis, and exhibiting his rageous, and obliged the cavalry to make warrant, required obedience to it. The Ba- fonie charges among them. Some dozens ronet replied, that he would not go with were cut with the horsemen's swords, and him. Mr Coleman urged the power of his several foldiers were hurt with stones. From warrant, and reminded Sir Francis that he an alley near the top of St James's-street, could call in aid to enforce obedience to it. fome pistols were fired at the horse guards, The Baronet replied, that the warrant was and one man was wounded under the chin, illegal, and that he could call in aid to re- another got a flug in the thigh. The horle fif the execution of it, which he would do guards returned the fire with their pistols, if necefsary. The Serjeant, not being pre- and charged the mob with their ho fis even pared with the neceflary means of enforcing up the courts. obedience, fo large an assemblage of persons About ten o'clock on Monday morning, being about the Baronet's house, withdrew. before the mob had assembled in any great
The crowd about the Tower was parti- number, the Constables attempted to make cularly great, and there hundreds remained, their way in at a window of the Baronet's amidst a torrent of rain, till night-fall. House, but being baffled in the attempt,
In the meantime the crowd had increased they forced open the area gate, and entered amazingly in Piccadilly, where the Baronet the house by the kitchen. resided. They filled the whole street, and The Serjeant, and Messengers, and Conevery carriage and waggon was fopped till stables, then took the Baroner into custody, the persons in them took off their hats and and upon a fignal being given, a glafs coach cried out • Burdert for ever.' The houses approached the street door, and the cavalry of most of the Cabinet Ministers, and other made the greatest haste to furround the coach public characters, who had rendered them to the number of feveral hundreds. The selves obnoxious to the populace, were as- Baronet was put in first, and was followed faulted, and all the windows bruke in pieces. by the Serjeant at Arms, and another of.
Thus palied the night. By two o'clock ficer. on Saturday morning the crowd had nearly • The coach escorted by the cavalry, now dispersed, and buc few groupes were seen set off at a quick rate up Albemarle-ftreet, in the streets.
acrofs Bond street, through Conduit-street, At eleven o'clock, on Saturday morning, and Hanover-square, for che New Road, in a common mietlenger from the House of in order to avoid passing through the main Commons, arrived at the house of Sir Fran- ftreets, and arrived at the Tower about one cis in Piccadilly, and presented the warrant o'clock. into the hands of Sir Francis, which the Ba- Upon the return of the troops from the Tonet immediately put into his pocket. He Tower, the mud and stones from the popothen ordered the man to withdraw, which lace began to play on them in showers. Ophe refusing to do, Sir Francis directed the posite the Trinity-house they could endure fervan is to ihew him out of the house, which ihe affiult no longer, but charged the mul. the man lest without regaining pofleflion of 'titude sword in hand. The firing of the the warrant.
carbines became now pretty general, and In the forenoon the Baronet took an air- numbers of the people fell. The conteit ing on horseback, and on his return the mob continued all the way up Teochurch-street, faluted and shook hands with him. During where a shot entering the top of Mr Goodthe whole of the day the crowd was nume- eve, a boot-maker, killed a man in conver. rous.
fation with Mr Goodeve at the time. And. At the bottom of Piccadilly, about ten ther shot penetrated into a carpet warehouse o'clock, the mob availed themselves of an oppofire, but did no mufchief. advantage which offered, to check the ad Twelve or fourteen people were killed vance of the cavalry, who had been called or wounded, among the former was a poor out to disperse them. A three story ladder, old bricklayer foot through the neck. Of placed in front of a house under repair, was the wounded, there was one shot in the Iron lowered, and being placed across the groin, one through the foot, another in the treet breast-high, proved a barrier. The arm, and many with fabre wounds. •