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22nd January 1842

The Christening of the Prince of Wales

This important and interesting event, as we before announced, will take place on Tuesday next, the 25th inst., at St.George's Chapel, Windsor, and perhaps there has never been (in modern times at least) so much public interest excited upon any state matter as that which has been created by this event. In most parts of the country public meetings have been held , and it has been generally determined that so august a ceremony shall be celebrated by public balls, dinners, and gifts to the poor; indeed, so great is the general anxiety to do honour to an occassion which has for so many years been unknown to the present generation, that the day will be observed generally as a holiday.

Further inducements to add to the importance of the solemnity have been created by the perculiar circumstances which are connected with the recollection of it. The birth of a Prince of Wales is an event important to every loyal subject at any time at which it may occur, but we now have the birth and christening, of a prince who has sprung both on the father's and mother's sides from a long line of illustrious families devoted to the reformed Protestant religion, and friends to freedom and liberty. It is also in the highest degree gratifying to us to perceive that a monarch so enlightened as the King of Prussia is, has thought it not inconsistant with his duty to his own subjects to leave his country and to attend so solemn a ceremony - thereby giving his high sanction to it, and becoming a godfather to the youthful prince.

The ceremony of christening his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and we believe we may safely assert that the names of the royal infant will be "Albert Edward."

Several of the distinguished visitors have already arrived at the Castle. A great number more will arrive on Monday and the whole of them will be assembled on Tuesday morning. Among them will be the following :- Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Augusta of Cambridge, the Duke of Sussex, Prince George of Cambridge, Duke Ferdinand of Saxe Coburg, Prince Edward of Saxe Weimar, Prince Augustus, Prince Leopold of Saxe Coburg, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop of York, Bishop of London, the Ministers and great officers of state, the Foreign Ambassadors, the Duke of Wellington, the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland, the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, the Duchess of Northumberland, Viscount Melbourne, the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, the Right Hon the Lord Mayor, the Sheriff of London, &c.

The royal cortege will proceed from her Majesty's entrance along the north side of the Quadrangle and under the Norman-gateway, direct to St.George's-chapel, which is the usual way in which her Majesty and the Prince proceed thither to hear divine service. At the conclusion of the ceremony, which will take place about twelve o'clock, the Queen, Prince Albert, the King of Prussia, and the remainder of the royal and illustrious guests will partake of a splendid dejeune in the castle, and in the evening her Majesty and the Prince will give a grand dinner in St.George's-hall, at which upwards of one hundred and thirty will sit down.

Eight of the royal dress, or state carriages, have arrived in Windsor this afternoon from London, and the two pair of cream coloured, and the pair of dark state horses to be used on Tuesday, together with several other of the royal horses and carriages have also arrived by railway to Slough. The whole of these will be accommodated in that portion of the New Mews which is sufficiently forward to admit them, during the few days they will remain in Windsor. Although the actual royal procession is not complete, as we last week stated, more than six carriages, still the number of royal carriages in use to convey the large number of distinguished visitors at the castle will be very great, as all of these illustrious persons will have to be conveyed to and from the chapel.

In Windsor the interesting event will be commemorated chiefly by gifts to the poor and industrious families of the town, the greatest portion of which will consist of the Queen's bounty (as we stated in last weeks paper) to about 800 families, the remaining expense for that purpose will be defrayed by the public subscription which has been raised by the inhabitants. A dinner is announced to take place at the Town Hall on the day of the christening, which we exceedingly regret has been got in a party manner, and we have therefore a right to infer for party purposes. The corporation cannon will be fired at intervals during the day, and at night we believe the town will be illuminated. On the evening of the following Thursday there will also be a public ball at the Town Hall to celebrate the occasion. As we stated last week, the poor of Old Windsor will be also allowed to participate in the rejoicings by the generous bounty of her Majesty.

At St.George's Chapel the preparations have this week progressed fast towards completion, and at the South entrance (the royal entrance) workmen are now engaged in preparing a covered porch for the royal and illustrious personages who will enter by that way. The chapel itself has been brought to a proper degree of temperature , and the stalls of the Knights of the Garter have been placed in a state fitting for their reception. The other arrangements in that edifice are nearly completed.

On several days during the week a vast quantity of luggage has arrived at the Castle, principally in artillery waggons from Buckingham Palace. A considerable portion of the King of Prussia's luggage has also arrived within the last few days. Her Majesty's private band, led by Mr.Henderson, and the gentlemen of the choir of St.George's Chapel, assisted by several gentlemen of St.James's Chapel, have also during this week had rehearsals of the pieces of music intended to be used on the day of the christening in the chapel; Dr.Elvey presided at the organ on those occasions. There was also a rehearsal in St.George's Hall yesterday by the band of the Royal Horse Guards of the several pieces intended to be performed there on the same and subsequent days during the stay of the royal and distinguished visitors.

Various statements have been published as to the number and extent of the military who are to arrive in Windsor to assist at the ceremony. We believe we are correct in saying that in addition to the Royal Horse Guards and the 72nd Royal Highlanders, stationed at Windsor, there will be only a portion of the Foot Guards from London at a guard of honour. A small number of the artillery will also, we believe, attend; indeed, the whole proceeding will be as select and as private as, under the circumstances, it is possible to make it. The troops, with the Windsor police, assisted by some few of the metropolitan police force, will be employed to line the road of procession, and to preserve order.

It has also been asserted that there will be a grand review on this occasion, but such a spectacle, we believe, has never been even in contemplation. It is pretty certain, however, that his Royal Highness Prince Albert will, on the day after the christening, present a new set of colours to the 72nd Highlanders, under the command of Colonel Arbuthnot, and that this ceremony will take place in the Quadrangle of the Castle.

A limited number of tickets will be issued for various parts of the Castle precincts, commanding views of the royal procession.

We will now proceed to give some account of the preparations that have been made in the castle, and here we must in justice say that every facility has been afforded to the gentlemen connected with the press by Mr.Saunders, of the Lord Chamberlain's department, by the express permission of his Royal Highness Prince Albert, for viewing the apartments, and obtaining an accurate description of them:-

The Throne-room is a most splendidly furnished apartment. At one end is, raised a few inches from the ground, a beautiful gilt chair for her Majesty, with a purple velvet seat and back ornamented with the Order of the Garter, and richly fringed with gold-lace, the carpet on the dais being of purple, and having the Order of the Garter manufactured in it. The state chair was made for George IV originally; the canopy and hangings in crimson velvet richly embroidered and ornamented in the front with the rose, thistle, and shamrock. That portion of the throne behind the state chair exhibits the arms of England, in bold relief in gold and silver. The scroll work on the chair is of the most magnificent description. The carpet on the room, which was made for the occasion, is of a purple ground, with a star and the motto of "Honi soit qui mai y pense" upon it. The border of the carpet (which is of Wilton manufacture) was formed of white as a ground, and the same motton with a star, &c. The chandeliers of this apartment are most magnificent, and there are to be four splendid candelabra placed in it, who of which will be placed on each side of the throne. The stools in the throne-room have all been re-gilt, and made in some measure to correspond with the state chair. The grand reception room, in which her Majesty will receive the Knights of the Garter, is known as the ball-room. It is furnished with handsome gilt chairs with crimson seats, and very superb chandeliers. The apartment is one of the most splendid in that portion of the Castle, and its appearance when the reception of the knights takes place is expected to be of the most grand description. Her Majesty and her most distinguished guests will enter St.George's Hall by this room, and the rest of the guests going to the banquet by a separate apartment.

The vestibule leading to St.George's Hall from the grand staircase which communicates with the apartments prepared for the King of Prussia possess but few features of the grandeur of the other portions of the building. There are however two features in it worthy of notice. We allude first of all to the carvings in wood executed by the celebrated Grinling Gibbons, who was a member of the Board of Works under Charles II and James II. These productions are especially deserving of notice. The other is the transparency of George III in his coronation robes, which is over the fire place, and which is esteemed a most faithful likeness of that revered monarch. This apartment as well as the grand staircase is embellished with portions of armour, spears, banners, &c., as well as several figures dressed in full armour, both of steel and gilt. The Yeoman of the Guards will line this portion of the Castle on the day of the christening.

The Waterloo Chamber, which it is well known is one of the most splendid apartments in Europe, is entered by the vestibule. The portraits of Sovereigns, eminent statesmen, &c., form a splendid collection, and with the fittings up will add much to the grandeur of the scene. This chamber is to be appropriated as a music room. It will be lighted in the evenings by five large elegant chandeliers (twelve lights in each), on the glasses of which are exhibited the various orders of knighthood, and their mottos. The carpet is an exceedingly handsome one, of Axeminster manufacture, of what is called the stamped plush description, having on it stars, orders, &c. In addition to the chandeliers there are several candelabra in various parts of the room, on splendid gilt pedestals. The sofas, &c., are also of the costliest description.

In the north corridor, which leads to the private apartments, various large glass cases have been affixed, containing a very handsome display of warlike weapons of various ages and nations, many of which are very curious and interesting from the associations and historical recollections connected with them. Among them we will mention two or three according to the description by which they are labelled - One is a sword given by the Emperor Charles VI to the great Duke of Marlborough; another is a dress sword worn by the Chevalier de St.George, in Scotland in 1715, also by his son Charles Stewart, the Pretender, in 1745 and 1746, presented by John Ewen, Esq., to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, the 12th of Feb., 1811; also three swords of George III. Many of the guns, daggers, &c., are of Eastern manufacture and of curious make. We may here observe that none of the armoury or armorial decorations, with the exception of some spears and banners, was brought from the Tower, everything else of that description used in the ornamental of the grand staircase and in this corridor having long been in the Castle.

Three apartments, called the Vandyke-room, the Queen's audience chamber, and an audience or presence chamber, which communicate with each other, are fitted up as luncheon-rooms. In the first of them the Queen, Prince Albert, the King of Prussia, and many others of the royal and illustrious party will partake of the dejeune after their return from St.George's Chapel, and the others will be similarly appropriated for the accommodation of the remainder of the party. The furniture of these rooms is chiefly crimson carpets and seats, the latter tastefully gilt.

The Guard Chamber, in which the splendid armoury is placed, requires but little addition and improvement. The Knights of the Garter will assemble here, as will also the gentlemen pensioners.

The Grand Banquet will take place in St.George's Hall, which truly royal banqueting place will present a most gorgeous appearance on the evening of the christening. It is carpeted with what is called a "velvet pile carpet," with a handsome boarder of Scotch manufacture, and the sides of the hall are ornamented with armour, spears, &c. At each end are raised platforms, covered with crimson cloth, to serve as sideboards for the massive and splendid gold plate belonging to her Majesty, and the tables will also be richly embellished with plate.

We will now proceed to give some description of the apartments appropriated to the use of his Majesty, the King of Prussia and his suite, all of which, together with those we have already described, are on the north side of the Castle - indeed together they form nearly the whole of that side.

His Majesty's state drawing room is fitted up with the most exquisite taste and judgement, and, although the furniture is most magnificent, the whole of this, as others of his Majesty's rooms, appears to unite a simplicity and comfort with state which reflects the highest credit on those who had the direction and management. The chairs are splendidly gilt, with crimson seats, and sofas to correspond. The carpet is of crimson (with V.R in pattern), and there are several beautiful cabinets of japan and buhl inlaid in the costliest manner. The room, as the others, is adorned with paintings by the first masters, but all of those in the King's drawing-room are by Rubens.

Adjoining the above room is the King of Prussia's council chamber (hitherto known as the small drawing room), the furniture in which is regilt, and the apartment tastefully fitted up to correspond with the rest of his Majesty's sitting rooms. A smaller apartment adjoining , hitherto called the King's-closet, has been fitted up as his Majesty's cabinet. These two rooms are neat and elegant.

The King's bed room is the next in the suite, and is completed in superb style. The bed is the one which was used by George IV when at Carlton-house. The furniture is of a light blue silk damask, and richly embrocaded. The four posts splendidly surmounted with gilt helmets, &c., and the rich canopy surmounted by a plume of white feathers. A rich carpet with a white ground, all made in one piece, covers the floor; the pictures on its sides (unlike the other rooms) have silvered instead of gilt frames, and the whole presents a lightness and elegance which could not be surpassed. Several beautiful cabinets are also in this room.

The adjoining room heretofore called the King's drawing-room is now appropriated to the use of the personal attendants of his Majesty the King of Prussia, for which, from its commodiousness, it is exceedingly well calculated. Its is a plain, but in every way a comfortable apartment.

The whole of the Prussian suite occupy apartments over those of his Majesty.




The Christening Cake

A cake, made expressly for the day of the christening, and of huge dimensions and richly ornamented, will grace the royal table. It has been manufactured by Mr.Mawdit, her Majesty's principal confectioner in the royal household, whose taste and genius in this perculiar, and we may say difficult, art, have been frequently made manifest to all who have had the opportunity of judging of them. The cake is of the weight of about 220lbs. Its case, or outwork, and all the ornaments are made entirely of sugar, many of the latter being elegantly silvered over. It is fringed at the bottom with a neatly executed boarder of the rose, thistle, and shamrock entwined. In the body of its side are alternatively above and below joint medallion portraits (in silver) of the Queen and Prince Albert; the Arms of England over them, Prince of Wale's feathers, and the Arms of Wales, over them, &c., the whole surmounted by a neat scroll in dead sugar work. Above that are three tiers, each surmounted by silvered Prince's feathers, and on the summit are several pedestals supporting good sized sugar figures tastefully executed of Ceres, Fortune, Plenty, Britannia (represented as holding the infant Prince of Wales), Cilo (the first of the muses, representing history), and St.David, the tutelar saint of Wales. In the centre of the group is a representation of the royal font also constructed from sugar, and several small vases with silver flowers surround the figures. The whole presents a truly elegant appearance.
Exclusive of the cake Mr.Mawdit has also designed and made upwards of 30 handsome ornaments for the royal table.




Arrival of the King of Prussia

Yesterday was the day expected for the arrival of his Majesty on the shores of England, and as it was not at first known whether the landing would be at Greenwich or Woolwich, the necessary preparations for his reception were made at both places. However, on Thursday all doubt on that point was removed by the issuing of orders by Admiral Sir Robert Stopford, Governor of Greenwich Hospital, as to the mode in which his Majesty was to be received at that place. The pensioners and officers of that hospital were all ordered to be in readiness, the guard of honour of the royal marines to be stationed in the quadrangle of the hospital, and various other arrangements were made to give his Majesty a truly royal reception on landing.

On Wednesday, the Firebrand steam-ship of war, one of the squadron appointed to convey his Majesty, in going down the river, owing to the fog that prevailed, came in contact with another steamer, and lost part of her figure head. The Shearwater, another steamer belonging to the squadron, got aground from the same cause, but ultimately the squadron were enabled to proceed on their voyage to Ostend. The Earl of Hardwicke, RN., Capt.Maynell, R.N., and Col.Arbuthnot, were on board to receive the distinguished visitors and accompany them to England.

On Thursday and yesterday several of the Queen's carriages and relays of horses left Windsor for Greenwich, and the line of route, which it was arranged the King of Prussia would take after landing, and detachments of troops to form the escort were also placed at convenient distances on the road. An escort of Royal Horse Guards in their cuirasses, with a trumpeter in his state dress, under the command of Major Trent (with Captain Maynard and Lieut.Bailey), left Windsor yesterday afternoon for Staines, in order to accompany his Majesty to the Castle; but in the evening were recalled, when it was known his Majesty was not likely to arrive during the day.

Yesterday morning his Royal Highness Prince Albert, attended by Colonel Bouverie, left the Castle in one of the royal carriages for Greenwich, where his Royal Highness intended to receive the illustrious visitors. The expected event drew to that place a fashionable though not very numerous company. A squadron of the 1st Life Guards had taken up position in the quadrangle of the hospital, and a detachment of Royal Artillery took up a position on One Tree-hill as a saluting battery. A guard of honour of the Royal Marines was also in attendance. Lieut.General Lord Bloomfield had the command of the troops on the occasion and Col.Dundas of the royal artillery, took the command of the troops of that department.

His Royal Highness Prince Albert, accompanied by Col.Bouverie, arrived at the hospital at half-past one o'clock, and the battery upon One Tree-hill fired a salute as his royal highness drove through the western gate. His royal highness immediately proceeded to the house of the governor, where he was received by Princess Sophia, Sir Robt.Stopford, the Earl of Haddington, the Marquis of Exeter, Sir G.Cockburn, Sir R.Seymour, the lieutenant-governor, Sir J.Gordon, &c. His royal highness was enthusiastically cheered as he passed from his carriages to the governor's residence.

His Royal Highness Prince Albert was informed, immediately on his arrival, that intelligence had reached the Admiralty (shortly after the departure of the Earl of Haddington for Greenwich), through a special messenger from Ostend, that his Majesty had been obliged to defer his embarkation until five o'clock in the afternoon, in consequence of the Firebrand and the other steamers, from the fog and other causes, not arriving at Ostend in time to allow for the royal retinue to remove on board.

At half past two o'clock Prince Albert, after having partaken of a cold collation, left the governor's house accompanied by Colonel Bouverie. As his royal highness drove off a royal salute was fired from the battery on One Tree-hill. His Royal Highness reached Windsor Castle about half-past four o'clock, returning hither by a special train from Paddington to Slough.

This morning his Royal Highness Prince Albert again accompanied by Col.Bouverie, proceeded again to Greenwich (by railway to Paddington), there to await the arrival of the squadron with the King of Prussia, and the other distinguished visitors who accompanied him.

His Majesty, as will be seen by our Court Intelligence, arrived at Windsor Castle at half-past five o'clock this evening. As the royal cortege proceeded through the town, numbers of persons loudly cheered.

Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to approve of a design for a distinctive button for the gentlemen of the choir of St.George's Chapel, which is to be worn on and after Tuesday next, the day of the christening. The design was that of one of those gentlemen, which is a cross on the order of St.George surrounded by the words, "Her Majesty's free chapel of St.George, Windsor," and it is very elegant.




The Nobility's Ball

Last evening the annual nobility's ball took place in the Town-hall, Weippert's full band attended and the company mustered pretty numerously, above 150 persons being present. Dancing commenced at eleven o'clock and was kept up with great animation and spirit until five o'clock this morning, when all departed highly gratified with their entertainment. Among the fashionable party were the following :- The High Sheriff (J.J.Bulkeley, Esq.) and Mrs.Seymour; Sir East Clayton and Lady East; Lord Albert Seymour; Lord St.Maur; Lord March; Lady Elizabeth Wells; Lady Fanny Proby; Lord Paget; Ralph Neville, Esq., M.P., Captain Seymour; S.Ricardo, Esq., and ladies; Col.and Mrs Bouverie; Captain Forbes, R.N. and Mrs Forbes; T.R.Ward, Esq., and daughter; J.Hercy, Esq.; G.H.Crutchley, Esq., lady and daughters; and a number of officers of the Royal Horse Guards and the 72nd Highlanders. The hall was tastefully decorated and illuminated for the occasion. The Prince of Wales's feathers were placed in conspicuous situations, and the whole of the arrangements, which were conducted by Mr.Layton, gave the highest satisfaction.




Theatre Royal

The theatre has been opened every evening during the week, the performances have been attractive but they have not been well attended.

Mr.Minton, of this town, who has among his stud a remarkably fine litter of seven greyhounds (now full grown), from his excellent and well-known bitch "Maria," had the honour of exhibiting them by command on Monday week to his Royal Highness Prince Albert, who was accompanied by her Majesty, in the new grounds of the Castle. The dam and all her young family are of the same colour (red), and they were very much admired by her Majesty and the Prince.




Indian Chiefs

A short time since three red Indians of the Micmac tribe, who inhabit a part of the country between New Brunswick and Canada, arrived in England as a deputation for the purpose of endeavouring to make some fresh arrangements regarding the extension of their territory with the British Government. The chiefs are named Joseph Mully Schobatch, who is at the head of his tribe, and Francois Nabobe and Peter Basquet, captains; and this day, having procured a note from Lord Stanley, the colonial secretary, to the Hon.Mr.Murray to allow them to inspect the castle, they arrived in Windsor accompanied by Mr.Carter, superintendent of the S division of police, and were shown over some of the royal apartments, with which they appeared both surprised and delighted, and indeed, so expressed themselves. The chief speaks French , and one of his captains spoke English tolerably well. We believe these are the first persons of their tribe who have ever visited this country.




Suicide

On Sunday last a person named Robert Slann, who was a groom in the service of a gentleman, was found hanging in a plantation belonging to Mrs.Forbes, of Sunninghill. It appeared on the coroner's inquest, which has since been held, that he had paid his addresses to a maid servant in the same establishment in which he was employed, but that she died last week, and was to be buried on Sunday morning. He got leave from his master to attend the funeral, and on the above day, he breakfasted with his mother, who before leaving her he kissed several times, and afterwards instead of returning to London he went into Mrs.Forbe's plantation and hung himself. He was found there by a young man named Thorne and cut down, but life was quite extinct. The coroner's jury returned a verdict of "temporary insanity."




Windsor Police - Monday
[Before John Clode, Esq. (Mayor), and Robert Tebbott, Esq.]

A lad about 14 years of age, dressed most miserably, but having the appearance of a sailor boy, was brought up in custody, charged by the police under the following circumstances. He had been given in charge in consequence of some suspicion being entertained that he was one of two apprentices who ran away from a vessel called the Isabella Sarah, lying off the Tower of London, carrying with them a 10 note and other property.

The Hue and Cry was handed to the magistrate, in which the robbery by the two boys was advertised; and their names stated therein to be William Carr and William Tredgley. The prisoner gave his name as John McNinney, and his description, did not appear to correspond with that of either of those boys.

In answer to a number of questions by the magistrates, the prisoner stated that he was born at sea, and had now neither father nor mother, the former having been drowned off the coast of Africa. He was apprenticed to the captain of a ship called the Marquis (or Marchioness) of Abercorn, but he had been so cruelly treated by his master that he had ran away. He had been tied up to the yard-arm and beaten and he had also by his captain's orders been tied round the body with a rope and flung overboard into the sea for half an hour at a time. His captain behaved very kindly to him for a time, but the reason for the subsequent ill-treatment he stated to be this. When at Gibraltar, the captain took a monkey on board, which while on the voyage played such pranks as to get the poor boy into scrapes, for whatever the monkey stole the provisions or anything else, the theft was laid to the boy's account, and he therefore took the opportunity of knocking the animal on the head with a handspike and killing him. This excited the captain's anger, and punishment frequently followed. He at length ran away, and was resolved not to return. He had however relatives at Manchester and in Londonderry, and he was anxious to go to either place or to get a ship.

The magistrates humanely gave him some pecuniary assistance , and advised him to go to London, where he could doubtless soon obtain a berth on board some vessel. He was then discharged.

John Campbell was charged with breaking two squares of glass at Mr.Johnson's, the Crown Inn.

Mr.Johnson did not appear, and it was stated that he was not willing to prefer any charge if the defendant consented to pay for the damage done.

The defendant promised he would do so, but he declared it was a mere accident. He was then liberated.




Eton Police - Wednesday
[Before C.Clowes, Esq., J.B.Sharpe, Esq., and M.Swabey, Esq.]

James Beauchamp was convicted in a penalty, including costs, of 15s 9d, for assaulting James Spicer.

Edward Devereux was charged with assaulting Wm.Thorpe, for which he was fined in a penalty, including costs, of 15s 3d, or, in default of payment, to be imprisoned seven days.

James East was fined 1 5s 6d, including costs, for trespassing on the land of Mr.Alexander Elmsley, of Iver, in pursuit of game, and in default of payment to 14 days imprisonment.

Owen Cooper was fined 17s 6d, including costs, for assaulting George Gammage.

Samuel Townsend, for setting snares in Springwood-park, the property of B.Way, Esq., was convicted in the penalty of 24s, including costs.




Uxbridge, Saturday, January 22.

We find that Dr.Beasley has not followed up the proceedings which were commenced before the magistrates against Captain Brew, by preferring an indictment at the Central Criminal Court, but has contented himself with the denial, on oath, before the magistrates, of the truth of the subject matter of the libel contained in the letter sent him by Captain Brew. We are pleased to find that the extreme vigour of the law has not been exercised, and we regret that we gave publicity to this letter.




High Wycombe, Saturday, January 22.
Voluntary Principle

The congregation and friends of Ebenezer Chapel, in connexion with the Rev.John Hayden, held their annual tea meeting in the Town Hall, on Tuesday evening. Upwards of 300 friends sat down to tea. The meeting was addressed by the Rev.Messrs.Hayden, Hyatt (of Stokenchurch), Coates, and Driver, Wesleyan. The collection with tickets for the tea meeting amounted to upwards of 50. Great credit is due to the ladies for their excellent arrangement.

On Wednesday evening the annual meeting of the Wycombe Association for the Protection of Property took place. The members dined at the White Hart Inn, and the dinner was most excellent.




Marlow, Saturday, January 22.

Samuel Smith alias Zach Lee, a gipsey, had been committed to Aylesbury jail for one month, by the magistrates of Great Marlow, charged with cutting young ash trees belonging to W.J.Atkinson, Esq.

Henry Keeley, Carter, Dawson, Juster, and East, were summoned before the bench for breaking a watch-box to pieces, but they compromised the offence by paying 30 for damage and expenses.

John Lloyd Clayton, Esq., R.N., with the liberality that distinguished his family, gave 10 to be distributed amongst the poor of Great Marlow in bread, on Monday last.

A numerous meeting of the liberal party took place at the Clayton Arms on Wednesday last, and established a Reform Association for the purpose of maintaining their political and parochial privileges, correcting the borough register, &c., to which association Mr.Francis was appointed secretary. The step has been rendered necessary by "The notices to quit," and other arbitrary and oppressive acts of the Tory faction.




Births

On the 18th inst., at High Wycombe, Mrs.Joseph Hunt, of a son.
On the 11th inst., the wife of Mr.H.Gray, of Thames-side, Windsor, of a son.
On the 21st inst., at Clarence Cottage, Mrs.Stoughton, the wife of the Rev.John Stoughton, of a son.

Married

Lately, at St.George's Hanover-square, Major Edward Bagot, 60th rifles, son and heir of the Bishop of Oxford, and nephew of the Earl of Jersey, to Mathide, relict of Oswald Perkins, Esq.

Died

On the 14th inst., suddenly, at his residence in Savage-gardens, London, Mr.Wm.Emerson Francis, eldest son of Mr.Francis, surveyor of Great Marlow.
On the 17th inst., Rebecca, the wife of Chadwick Jones, Esq., late of Hayes, barrister at law.

On the 18th inst., at Maidenhead, Richard Goolden, Esq., in his 60th year.
On the 19th inst., at Kingston-on-Thames, the Rev.Dr.Fisher, Master of the Charterhouse, and Canon Residentiary of Norwich, in the 92nd year of his age.
On the same day at Hill's-court, Exeter, at the advanced age of 89. Mrs Mary Nelle Hawkins, relict of the late Richard Hawkins, Esq., solicitor, formerly of Moreton Hampstead Devon.

On the 20th inst, at a very advanced age, Mrs.Clarke, of Redpits near Great Marlow.
On the same day, at Iver, after a few hours illness, Phoebe, the wife of Mr.Robert Bristow, deeply lamented by her family and friends.
Lately at Brighton, the lady of the late Admiral Sir James Morris, Bart., formerly of Thames Bank, Great Marlow.