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Scripture Characters; or a practical Improvement of the principal Histories of the Old and New Testament. By Thomas Robinson, M.A. late Vicar of St. Mary's, Leicester, and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Abridged for the Unt of young Persons. 12mo. '78. 6d.

Thoughts on Universal Peace: a Sermon, delivered on Thursday, Jan. 18, 1816, the Day of National Thanksgiving. By the Rev. Thomas Chalmers, Minister of the Iron Church, Glasgow. 8vo. 1s. 6d.

LAN. A concise Report of the Proceedings on the Trial of the late Action brought by James Webster Wedderburn Webster, Esq. and Lady Francis his Wife, against the Editor of the St. James's Chronicle, for a Libel. Taken in Short-hand by Mr. W. B. Gurney, Short-band Writer to both Houses of Parliament. 25.

Minutes of the Proceedings of a Court Martial, holden on Board bis Majesty's Ship Albion, in Sheerness Harbour, October 16, 1815, on Charges exhibited by Capt. Sam. Butcher, late of his Majesty's Ship Antelope, against the Right Hon. 'Lord George Stuart, late of his Majesty's Ship Newcastle. 5s.

MEDICAL. An Epitome of Juridical or Forensic Medicine, containing the Tests and Antis dotes of Poisons : with Observations on Hanging, Drowning, Lunacy, Child. murder, Abortion, &c. By George. Edward Male, M.D. Physician to the Birmingham Hospital, 7s.

A general System of Toxicology, or Treatise on Poisons drawn from the Mincral, Vegetable, and Animal Kingdoms, considered as to their Relations with Phy. siology, Pathology, and Medical Jurisprudence. By M. P. Orfile, M.D. of the Faculty of Paris, Professor of Chemistry and Natural Philosophy. Translated from the French. 155.

Rudiments of the Anatomy and Physiology of the buman Body, consisting of Tables, &c. compiled for the Use of Students beginning their Researches. By T. I. Arunger, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London. 8vo. 45.

A Narrative of a Journey to London in 1814, or a Parallel of the English and French Surgery, preceded by some Observations on the London Hospitals. By Philibert Joseph Roux, Doctor in Surgery, &c. Translated from the French. 8vo.

Three Lectures on Craniological Physiognomy, in which the Opinions of Drs, Gall and Spurzheim are controverted. Delivered before the City Philosophical Society. By a Member. 8vo. 8s.

HISTORY A brief Sketch of the Campaign in 1814: from the Passage of the Rhine by the allied Armies, down to the Battle and Capitulation of Paris. By John Wallacea bsq. of the Hon. East India Company's Civil Service.

Peniusular Sketches during a recent Tour. By John Milford, jun. 95.
Sketches in Flanders and Holland. By Robert Hills. 410, 51.59.

The Congress of Vienna. By M. de Pradt. Translated from the French, sro. 10s. 6d.

POLITICAL. An Answer to a Pamphlet, called “ The Claims of the British Nary; by an Ud Post Captain." By' a Friend to the Army and Navy.

A Reply to Mr. Ricardo's Proposals for an Economical and Secure Currency, By Thomas Smith, Author of an Essay on Money, &c. 2s.

Speech of Pascoe Grenfeld, Esq. N. P. on Transactions subsisting betwixt the Public and the Bank of England ; with an Appendix. 8vo. 48. 6d.

A short Address to the People of England, upon the important Subject of the proposed Continuance of the Incoide or Property Tax. By a Barrister 1. 6d. * A Letter from Montague Burgoyne, Esq. to ibe Freeholders of Essex, on the Subject of the late Meeting at Chelmsford, to petition against the Property Tax. 1s.

Further Proceedings of the Hon. House of Assembly, at Jamaica, relative to the Slave Registry Bill ; containing the Report made to that House, December 20th last : together with the Evideuce taken upon Oath, to which the Report refers.

A few Observations on the Continuance of the Property Tax, and the Danger of a great Military Establishmcot, to our Freedom and Liberty. By a Friend to the Constitution. 1s.

The

The Property Tax considered, with Reference to its renewal, on a Plan to afford Relief to all Classes. By a Member of Lincoln's-Inn. 2s. - The Reviewer Reviewed ; or some cursory Observations upon an Article in the Christian Observer, for January, 1816, respecting the Slave Registry Bill; in a Letter to a Member of Parliament. By Thomas Venables. Is. 6d."

An Inquiry into the Causes of Agricultural Distress. By W. Jacob, Esq. F.R.S. 25. 6d. .

Thoughts on the Causes and Consequences of the present Depressed State of Agricultural Produce. Addressed to ihe Consideration of ihose who have Property in the Funds. 60.

The Speech of Charles Western, M. P. on the distressed state of the Agri. culture of the Kingdom. '18. 6d.

A Letter to a Friend in Devonshire, on the Present Situation of the Country. By A. H. Holdsworth, Esq. M. P. for Dartmouth. 15.

"An Exposure of some of the numerous Mistatements and Misrepresentations, contained in a Pamphlet, commonly known by the Name of Mr. Marryat's Pam. phlet, entitled " Thoughts on the Abolition of the Slave Trade,” &c. &c. 2s. 6d.

The Crisis ; or a Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, stating the irre Cause of the present alarming State of the Country, with a Remedy, at once safe, easy, and efficacious, the whole deduced from unerring Principles. Ss. 6d.

Letter the First, being a Defence of the Bill, for the Registration of Slaves. By James Stephen, Esq. in Letters to William Wilberforce, Esq. M. P. 25.

Observations on a late Pamphlet on the Claims of the British Navy. By a young Civilian. 8vn. 28.

Two Letters to Lord Castlereagh, on the present Situation of the Landed Interest, and the intended partial Repeal of the Income Tax. 1s.

The Interference of the British Legislature in the internal Concerns of the West India Islands, respecting their Slaves, deprecated. By a zealous Advocate for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. 25. 6d.

An Essay on a Reduction of the Interest of the National Debt, proving that this is the only possible Means of relieving the Distresses of the Commercial and Agricultural Interests. By J. R. M'Culloch, Esq. 8vo. 9s. · A Letter to the Earl of Liverpool on the Cause of the present Distresses, and the Efficacy of reducing the Standard of tlie Silver Currency towards their Relief, By C. R. Prinsep, Esq.

POETRY. Alastur ; or the Spirit of Solitade: with other Poenis. By Percy Byshe Shelley. 8vo. 55.

The Voyage to India, January, 1813. In Four Epistles, addressed to a Friend. Epistle I. 5s.

An Elegy on the National Character. By Peter Pratt. 15..

The Rise and Progress of Sunday Schools, in Three Cantos. By George M'Carthy, jun. Snrgeon, Halstead, Essex. 8vo. ' 58. 6d.

Moscow : By Mrs. Henry Rolls. 810. 2s. 6d.
Leaves. 8vo. 9s.

NOVEL.
The Soldier of Fortune ; an Historical and Political Romance. By Captain
Ashe, Author of the Spirit of the Book. 8vo. 2 vols.. 149.

MISCELLANIES.. On the late Persecution of the Protestants in the South of France. By Helen Maria Williams. 3s. 6d.

The French Account of the last Campaign of Bonaparte ; with a Plan of the · Battle of Waterloo. By Captain Thompson, 78th Regiment. 5s.

A Descriptive Catalogue of the British Specimens deposited in the Geological Collection of the Royal Institution. · By William Thomas Brande, F.R.S. 8vo. 9s.

The Fly-fisher's Guide ; illustrated by coloured Plates, representing upwards pf Forty of the most 'useful Flies, accurately copied from Nature. By George C. Bainbridge. 8vo. 16s.

Lectures on all the Eighty-one Degrees of Free-Masonry. 10s. 6d.

A Pattern for Parish Clerks ; being Letters written by an obscure Member of that Fraternity : selected from an occasional Correspondence with the Editor. 9s.

Three

Thrce Lectures on Craniological Physiognomy, in which the Opinions of Drita Gall and Spurzheim, are controverted.

Annual Gleanings of Wit and Humour, in Prose and Verse ; consisting of a Selection of Anecdotes, Bon Mots, Epigrams, Enigmas, and Epitaphs, with some choice , Receipts, Facts, Sentiments, &c. &c. chiefly gleaned from the nameroas Periodical Works and Journals of the Day, both Poreigu and English ; with many Original Pieces, by a celebrated Wit of the Age. 2 vols. 1800. In or on royal paper, 10s. 6d.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

WORKS IN THE PRESS.
A Volume of Sermons, by Mr. Archdeacon Duubeny.

A Volume of Sermons on Practical Subjects, for Families and Parochial Congregations.

A new Edition of Gray's IPorks, with inany unpublished Letters, edited by Mr. Mitford.

A Biographical Memoir of Bonaparte, and of his Ministers, Generals, &c. by the late Marquis de Lavallee.

The Travels of Colonel Keatinge in Europe and Africa.

The Journal of a Ten Years' Residence at Tripoli, in · Africa, from the original Correspondence in the possession of the late Richard Tully, Esq. the British Consul.

Amusements in Retirement, by the Author of the Philosophy of Nature.

The seventh and eighth Volumes of Campbell's Lides of the Admirals, commenced by the late Henry Redhead Yorké.

A Volume of Sermons, by Mr. Booth, Author of an Analy. tical Introduction to the English Language.

The Condemned Cell, or Devotions, &c. suited to Convicts under Sentence of Death, by the Rev. James Rudge, Curate of Limehouse.

A small Pocket Edition of Mr. Goode's New Version of the Psalms.

An Essay on Weights and Measures, comprising a View of Standards, both Ancient and Modern, with Remarks on the Principles and Provisions of a Bill now before Parliament, entitled “ A Bill for ascertaining and establishing Uniformity of Weights and Measures," by Dr. P. Kelly, Author of the Universal Cambist, &c.

The Physician's Practical Companion, or a Physico-Chirurgical Syuopsis of Modern Medicine, arranged in Alphabetical Dissertations, by Dr. Adam Dods, of Worcester, in an Octavo Volunie.

A new Edition of Dr. Pinckard's Notes on the West Indies, with additional Letters from Martinique, Jamaica, and St. Domingo, and a Plan for the Emancipation of the Slaves in the West Indies.

A Descriptive Essay on Spectacles, and the Apparatus used to assist imperfect Vision in the bruman Eye, by Mr. C. Blunt, Optician.

TUE

BRITISH CRITIC,

FOR APRIL, 1816.

Art. I. A Letter to IV. Wilberforce, Esq. containing

Remarks on the Reports of the Sierra Leone Company and · African Institution, 8c. By Robert Thorpe, LL.D. Chief

Justice of Sierra Leone. Rivingtons. 1815. II. A Letter to His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester from

2. Macaulay, Esqi occasioned by Dr. Thorpe's Pamphlet.

Hatcbard. 1815. III. Special Report of the Directors of the African Institution, respecting the Allegations contained in Dr. Thorpe's

Pamphlet. Hatchard. 1815. IV. Ninth Report of the Directors of the African Institution.

Hatchard. 1815. V. Reply Point by Pointto the Special Report of the Di

rectors of the African Institution. By R. Thorpe, LL.D.

Rivingtons. 1815. VI. Postscript to the Reply Point by Point,being a Reply also to the Matters contained in the Ninth Report of the

African Institution. Rivingtons. 1815. VII. Thoughts on the Abolition of the Slave Trade, with Re. marks on the African Institution, 8c. Second Edition.

8vo. pp. 235. 45. Od. Richardson. 1815. In the year 1791, a society of gentlemen was formed, called the Sierra Leone Company. The professed objects of the institution were, in the words of its first report, “ to encourage trade with the west coast of Africa, to promote cultivation, ad. vance civilization, diffuse morality, and induce some attention to a pure system of Religion in Africa ; and above all-not to suffer their servants to have the slightest connexion with the Slave Trade ; neither to buy, sell, or employ any one in a state of slavery, and to repress the traffic as far as their influence would extend.” The chairnian and leading member of the

com. VOL. V. APRIL, 1816.

company, was the late Mr. H. Thornton. The deputy chair. men were, successively, Philip Sansom, Esq., Charles Grant, Esq., and Lord' Teignmouth. Ainong the efficient directors were Lord Barham, Mr. Thomas Clarkson, Hon. E. J. Eliot, Mr. Wilberforce, Mr. Babington, Mr. Parry, Mr. Prinsess, Mr. Granville Sharp, &c. After sixteen years struggle with all the difficulties consequent on such an undertaking, from various causes their funds were found to be nearly exhausted. An application was then made to parliament in their favour, who liberally granted them nearly 100,000 1. as a reimbursement, in great part, of the expences incurred. On the 1st of January, 1808, the coJony was surrendered to the crown. The recommendations and suggestions, however, of the directors of the former company, were, in most instances, attended to by Government, on assuming the management of the colony; these gentlemen, in the mean time, formed themselves into another ostensible body, called the « African Institution,” for the purpose of forwarding the same laudable designs, which had been the objects of the Sierra Leone Company. Subscriptions were solicited, reports published, and much progress was supposed to have been made, when about the end of the year 1814, a pamphlet appeared, written by Dr. Thorpe, Chief Justice of the Colony, preferring charges of the most serious nature, both against the directors of the Sierra Leone Company, and of the African Institution. This pamphlet was referred by the directors of the latter institution, to the committee for Sierra Leone affairs, who, in June, 1815, published a Special Report, in answer to the charges brought against both societies by Dr. Thorpe, pronouncing them vague, indefinite, and unfounded. About the same time appeared, a letter from Mr. Z. Macaulay to the Duke of Glou. cester, the president of the African Institution, exculpating himself froói the accusations preferred against him as secretary of the former society, and as a director of the latter. In September, 1815, a Reply “ Point hy Point" to the Special Report was published by Dr. Thorpe, in which he labours to substantiate his former charges, and to shew the weakness and fal. lacy of the defence. In October, the ninth regular Report of the Institution appeared, which, as it contained matter in which the character of Dr. Thorpe was involved, was again answered by him in a Postscript to ihe Reply“ Point by Point.” Such then, as far as Principals are concerned, is the state of the controversy at present, and such is the evidence upon which the public are to form their determination.

The question before the public is of a very grave and important nature, being nothing less than this, whether t:30 successive institutions, patronized by the most distinguished personages,

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