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3. For licensing the militia for zed for the protection of the goa given period. 4. For the re- vernment. These proceedings of moval of the European troops to the Portuguese government, as reLisbon. In consequence of these gards Pernambuco, hrave placed orders, the election of the mem the province in an extremely cri. bers of the Junta took place on tical state; since, by removing the 26th, when the choice, as all restraints on the disaffected, might have been expected, fell who were before numerous, they principally upon the native Bra- have left it solely to the discretion zilians. The following are the of the inhabitants, whether they names of the members :

would retain or shake off their Gerevazio Peres Ferreira, presi- dependence with the mother dent.

country. Padre Laurentino, secretary.

NEW SOUTH WALES. Bento Jose da Costa.

Sydney, June 9th. Felippe Neri Ferreira.

Just as captain Raine was on Dr. Padre, M. J. De Carvalho, the eve of leaving Valparaiso for vicar-general.

this part of the world once more, Antonio Jose Victoriano.

he was informed of a most marvelJoaquim Jose de Miranda, lous affair relating to an American Senhor de Ingenio de Santa Rosa. whaler, that had been attacked

Of these, Da Costa is the only by a whale at sea in so violent European: the rest are all said and dreadful a manner as to occato be Brazilians by birth, and con sion the vessel to founder, and nected directly or indirectly, with most of the crew eventually to the insurrection of 1817. The perish; something of whose disturn the election had taken crea- astrous history we have been fated so much disgust in the Por- voured with, and shall present the tuguese, that nearly all the fami- same to our readers. Captain lies of respectability were prepar- Raine received information that ing to quit Pernambuco, either there were three men on Ducie's for Lisbon or for Bahia. It is Island, who had preferred remainascribed, however, solely to the ing there rather than venture dislike entertained for the men across the ocean in a boat, to newly raised to power, and not to which the crew had been compelany apprehensions of disturbance, led to fly from the ship. The that this step was taken. The boat, to which these three men governor sailed on the 26th for belonged, had been picked up Europe, in compliance with the by an American whaler, about order for his recall; and another sixty days after the melancholy vessel also left the port on the occurrence. Another boat, in same day, with eighty Portuguese which was the captain and the passengers on board, for the same remainder of the crew, soon parted destination. Respecting the re- company, and were also fallen in moval of the troops, nothing with by another whaler of Amerihad been done; but it was ca, which vessel was the bearer expected they would be shipped of the intelligence to Valparaiso; for Bahia as soon a body and the horrible account given by of native troops could be organi- the two survivors in this boat was




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truly deplorable and shuddering. and long. 124 deg. 37 min. W.
They had been ninety days at sea kept a good look-out. At
before they were fallen in with, and about two p. m. land was per-
had experienced the most dreadful ceived, which turned out to be
of all human vicissitudes : from an island in lat. 24 deg. 26 min
the extremity of hunger, they had As the vessel neared the land,
been reduced to the painful neces a gun was discharged, and shortly
sity of killing and devouring each after the three poor men
other, in order to sustain a to issue forth from the
wretched life, that was hourly ex woods. The boats were presently
pected to be terminated. Eight lowered, captain Raine taking one
times had lots been drawn, and himself. On approaching the
eight human beings had been sa- shore, it was found not only dan-
crifieed, to afford sustenance to gerous but utterly impracticable,
those that remained ; and, on the to land, of which circumstance
day the ship encountered them, they were informed, in weak and
the captain and the boy had also tremulous voices, by the almost
drawn lots and it had been thus de- starved and nearly worn-out erea-
termined that the poor boy should tures themselves, who could
die. But, providentially, a ship scarcely from the miserable plight
hove in sight and took them in, they were in, articulate a syllable.
and they were restored to exist- One poor fellow summoned up

Doleful in the extreme as courage to plunge into the waves, it is to bear such things, and pain- and with great difficulty reached ful as it is to relate them, it is the boat, he said one of the others Qevertheless asserted as a fact by only could swim.

After warily captain Raine, that the fingers and backing in the boat as near the other fragments of their deceas- rocks as possible, amidst a heavy ed companions were in the pock- surf, they succeeded in getting on ets of the captain and the boy board, much bruised and lacerated when taken on board the whaler. by repeated falls; which object The commander of the Surrey be was no sooner effected, than each eoming opportunely acquainted devoutly expressed his gratitude with those painful and distress- to that benign Being, who had so ing circumstances, humanely de- wonderfully preserved them from termined on calling at Ducie's sharing in the destruction to whicha Island, and be instrumental in their unhappy shipmates had falrestoring three unfortunate fellow- len victims. These men are now creatures to society, and very pos- with captain Raine, and declare sibly rescue them from a miserable their names to be Thomas Chapend, particularly as this island pel, William Wright, and Seth was no great distance out of his Weeks; and the following is the tract from Valparaiso to New account they gave of the distressHolland. On Thursday, the 5th ing circumstance, which we feel of April, captain Raine, consider- no hesitation in declaring may be ing himself withi

a very short numbered with one of those events distance of Ducie's Island, which that are without a parallel in the is lain down in Norie's Epitome history of man. They sailed from to be in lat. 24 deg. 40 min. S. Nantucket in the American ship



Essex, of two hundred and sixty this unhappy juncture, the captain tons. G. Pollard, master, on the and second mate were, fast to a 19th of August, 1819, on a whal- whale each; but on beholding the ing voyage; they arrived in the awful catastrophe that had taken South Seas, where they were place, immediately cut from the pretty fortunate, having succeeded fish, and made for the ship. in procuring 750 barrels of oil, By cutting away the masts, the and were in the latitude of 47 vessel righted; the upper deck was deg. south, and long. 118 west, then scuttled; and some water and when the accident happened, bread were procured for the two which was on the 13th November, boats, in which they were com1820. On that day they were pelled to remain, as all thoughts among whales, and the three boats of saving the ship were given up. were lowered down : the mate's In expectation of falling in with boat got stove, and had returned some vessel, they remained three to the ship to be repaired. Shortly days by the wreck, making sails, after a whale of the largest class &c. but were compelled at length struck the ship, and knocked to abandon it, and stood part of the false keel off, just to the southward, in hopes of abreast of the main channels. getting the variable winds and The animal then remained for experiencing fine weather; but some time along-side, endeavour- the wind being constantly from ing to clasp the ship with her jaws, the east and east south east, they but could not accomplish it; she made much lee-way, and were then turned, went round the stern, prevented from keeping to the and came up on the other side, southward; in consequence of and went away a head about a which, on the 20th of December, quarter of a mile, and then sudden they made the island from which ly turning, came at the ship with captain Raine took them, and tremendous velocity, head on. which was taken for Ducie's IsThe vessel was going at the rate land, at which place the boats of five knots, but such was the remained one week; but the force when she struck the ship, island affording hardly any nouwhich was under the cat-head, that rishment, in fact exhibiting nothe vessel had stern-way, at the thing but sterility, they resolved rate of three or four knots; the on venturing for the coast, leaving consequence was, that the sea behind them the three men now rushed into the cabin windows, on board the Surrey, with whose every man on deck was knocked sufferings, and those of their down, and worse than all, the bows shipmates, we are by this opporwere stove completely in, and in tunity favoured with an account; a very few minutes the vessel filled, and certainly they are poignant and went on her beam ends. At in the extreme.


The long anticipated and much were graciously accepted and rewelcomed visit of the king to turned. His majesty rode slowly Ireland will not soon be forgotten. down the streets to the waterGeorge the fourth is the first Bri- side, through the lines of soldiers, tish monarch who has set foot who presented arms; on his reachupon the island but in arms—the ing the point of embarkation, he first, with the exception of James alighted, and was received by the second, who did not land to admiral sir J. Hawkins Whitshed, make war upon the Irish nation, K.C. B. and the captains of the and whose march was not com- squadron: the honourable sir C. memorated by famine and devas- Paget handed his majesty into tation. This, we trust, will here- the royal barge, and on the standafter be fixed in the remembrance ard being hoisted the squadron of the people of Ireland, as one fired a royal salute, as well as the of the occasions on which the dis- platform; in a few ininutes he play of national attachment to a reached the Royal George yacht, monarch was no less just than which had, for his better convegenerous ; and that his majesty nience, been brought into the will, at length, effect for that harbour. On the yacht's hoistmuch-injured people, all that his ing the standard, a second salute own heart impels him to desire was fired by the squadron, and for their benefit.

the captains commanding ships On Tuesday, the 31st, his ma in the port were severally prejesty left London for Portsmouth, sented, and his majesty then rewhere he arrived in the afternoon tired to dress for dinner. at half past five in his travelling Six private yachts followed carriage, accompanied by lord the king, determined to accomGraves, and Mr. Watson, his ma- pany his majesty to Dublin. jesty's private secretary, escorted They were the yachts of Mr. Thoby a party of the 10th hussars ; mas Smith, the honourable Mr. every preparation had previously C. Pelham, Mr. Vernon, Mr. Wilbeen made to receive his majestyliams, Mr. Maxey, and Lord in this garrison with all the parade Anglesea. possible; the streets were lined After sailing round the Land'swith troops, and the naval and end, the royal squadron anchored military officers in their dress at Holyhead. The first beacon uniforms, and regimentals, waited was fired at seven o'clock on his arrival. On his reaching the Monday evening, Aug. 4th, the outer barrier, a salute was fired royal squadron being then ten from the bastions, and lieutenant- miles off. The inhabitants were general sir George Cooke, K.C.B. animated by the greatest enthuattended by all his staff, presented siasm. At twelve o'clock the the keys of the garrison, which royal yacht anchored in the


harbour; tidings were conveyed ing on the pier, sir John Stanley, with the speed of lightning through accompanied by a deputation of the town; at one, every house in the inhabitants, presented his mathe town was lighted with candies. jesty an address of congratulation Until two o'clock, it was under on his arrival, to which his ma. stood that his majesty would sail jesty answered:for Dublin at four in the afternoon, " That he received with peculiar chiefly grounded on the foilowing pleasure this affectionate and letter, in answer to one from sir loyal address of a principality, J. Stanley, the principal magis the title of which he had borne trate :

during so long a portion of his “ His majesty's yacht Royal life." George, Holyhead-bay, Aug. 6. The spectators cheered his ma

“ My dear sir, I have com- jesty in the most enthusiastic municated to the king the senti. manner. The carriage of the marments of loyalty and devotion quis of Anglesea was in attendwhich are contained in your letter, ance, and his majesty set off for and in the address which accom the marquis's seat, followed by panied it; and I am commanded several other carriages, and by by his majesty to signify to the a procession of the people at least magistrates, clergy, freeholders, a mile long. and other inhabitants of Holyhead His majesty was detained by and its neighbourhood, that he adverse winds till the 12th. On duly appreciates the kind ex- Thursday evening the 6th, the pressions of attachment manifest- king's messenger brought the ined towards him on the present telligence of the queen's dissoluoccasion; and that though, from tion. Every person on board his circumstances, he is at this mo- majesty's and the other yachts, as ment prevented from landing, well as the ships of war, appeared that his majesty fully purposes, to feel it their duty to recollect upon his return from Ireland, to that the queen of England had pay a visit to the always loyal and ceased to be an object of party dutiful island of Anglesea. feeling. His majesty ordered “I am, my dear sir, your mourning, and the usual marks

faithful humble servant, of respect with regard to the

“Charles PAGET.” lowering of flags, &c. were paid “To sir John Stanley, bart." by his majesty's yachts, the various But at two o'clock, P. M. the an- ships of war, and the private nouncement was made, that his yachts. When the king's mesmajesty would land; and imme- senger arrived, announcing the diately the beach and all the death of the queen, he proceeded avenues leading to it were thronged instantly to the king's yacht. with spectators.

Lord Londonderry happened to be At five o'clock his majesty on the deck; and when the meslanded on the pier, amid a royal senger appeared, it was notified salute from two pieces of ord- to his lordship.

He instantly nance planted before the custom- proceeded towards the messenhouse, and the ships of the squa- ger, who handed to him a red dron. Immediately upon his land- morocco box, containing the des


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