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1819.) . Funeral of her late Majosty.

(651 tágion ráges with the same fury in the scarcity of money in New York is greater environs of the city, and had communi- than has been remembered : this is said cated itself to the population of Seila. to be occasioned by the exportation of The return of the Prince Royal of Por- specie to the East and West Indies. tugal to Lisbon, with authority to ad- l'he exchange with London is 2 per minister to his father's European domi- cent. discount, which must tend to bring nions, is speculated upon by the inhabi- down the price of their exports. tants of Lisbon, as an event at no great distance. The situation of Portugal Accounts from Chili state that Capt. since the departure of the royal family Hickey, of his Majesty's ship Blossom, and nobles of the kingdom, is allowed on was proceeding to Columbia to deliver all sides to be the reverse of prosperous. the settlement in due form to Judge It is positively asserted, that Count Abis- Provost, who was authorised to act on bal, formerly General O'Donnel, has the part of America. been appointed Captain-general of Peru and Chili, with the most extensive The Mahratta war is now ended by powers, and full liberty to act as he the abdication of the Peishwa, who rethinks necessary against the insurgents. tires to Benares. The whole Mahratta

empire is now in our hands, except a The legislature of New Jersey have small territory given to the ancient dypassed an Act prohibiting the exporta- nasty, which is established in its own tion of slaves or servants of colour out fortress of Saitarah, where for many of that state.

years it has been shut up, the empire The merchants and bankers of Que- being governed by a faction, whose head bec and Montreal have signed a memorial assumed the title of Peishwa, or leader. to be presented to the government of The cholera morbus has made dreadful England, complaining of the present re- ravages in the upper provinces of Hingulations of the commerce of the colony, dostan. The district of Gorruckpore and praying that some permanent mea- alone has lost 30,000 souls. It has sures may be adopted relative to the reached Bengal, and is extending itself trade with the United States. The across the Peninsula.

INDIA.

AMERICA.

FUNERAL OF HER LATE MAJESTY. Tuesday, Dec. 1, being the day appointed he caused about a third part of the largest for admitting spectators to the ceremony of room on the ground floor to be separated lying-in-state, all who were favoured with from the rest by deep black hangings of fine tickets were desired to be at Kew-palace be- cloth; and all external light being excluded, tween ten and four o'clock. That the num- several wax-lights were suspended round the ber of tickets was very limited was evident apartment, sufficient to show the objects to any person going down ; for the carriages present, without dispersing the gloom. A on the road scarcely exceeded the ordinary portion of the space thus separated from the number, and on eniering the funeral apart- rest was again railed off, and within this railments, the reason of the limitation was an- way was exhibited to the spectators, as they parent. The house where the Queen died slowly passed before it, the coflin partially is not that which is known by the name of covered with a black pall of exceeding richKew Palace, but a detached building, which, ness; and at the head stood the royal crown. we believe, had never been intended for any Over the coflin was the coat of arms, richly purposes but those of a nursery, or of a re- embroidered on a silver ground; on each sidence for superior domestics. Such a ha- side, but at a small distance from the coffin, bitation, therefore must evidently have been were three immense wax tapers, in silver ill calculated for ceremonials of state : mag- candelabra; on each side, stood two gentle nificent decorations would merely have men dressed in deep mourning; and at the mocked the humble walls to which they foot were placed four mutes, two on each were attached, and a numerous suite of full- side, all in black, but dressed aster the fadressed attendants would have occupied the shion of yeomen of the household, with dark whole space, to the exclusion of the only velvet caps snd black-bandled halberds. object for which they could have been col. The spectators were received at the entrance lected—the admission of persons to see hung with black, by several gentlemen, in them. The rank, however, of a Queen de- mourning habiliments. They next proceedmanded that some forms should be observ- ed through a small passage very partially ed, and the manager, Mr. Mash, with great illuminated, and also hung with black, to the judgment turned his attention to produce a room of funeral state. They then passed solemn effect, knowing probably that a slowly, and at their leisure, before the morfrand one was impossible. With this view tal remains of the late Queen; and after tra

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versing another apartment hung deeply with scarfs ; the drums were enveloped la block black, and occupied by attendants in mourn- cloth, and though the small portion of the ing, emerged from the melancholy gloom band that accompanied the Lancers had again into the open day-light.

their instruments, there was not a single Wednesday being the day appointed for sound from any of them heard during the the mournful ceremony, the whole of the day. The guard immediately on duty, metropolis and its vicinity wore å most so which was detached from the guards, as is lemn appearance; All ordinary business usual on state occasions, appeared with was suspended, and the shops were closed, white gaiters. At nine o'clock the bridge of as well as many private houses. Mourning Kew, and the approaches to it were so thickly was nearly universal; the churches, which filled as to make it impossible for those who were nearly all open, were partly hung with came after that hour, to procure a sight even black ; sermons appropriate to the melan- of the palace. Each carriage, therefore, as choly occasion were delivered ; and the soon as it rode up, to the crowded scene, congregations were numerous, and in many was freed from its horses, and instapuy coplaces crowded.

vered all over with spectators. It was curious, as the dawn approached, The road which runs through the centre to mark the vast numbers of pedestrians, of Kew-green was lined on each side with male and female, who had set out on their carriages, while an immense assemblage of journey to Kew long before day-break, in people almost filled the space behind. The spite of the weather. Many of them were path-ways leading to Kew-bridge, and on to highly respectable in their appearance and the Star-and-garter were occupied by several in general aware of the difliculty of procur- rows of carriages--comprising almost every ing refreshment on their route, they carried species of vehicle that has been constructed small bundles, containing provisions. The since the first invention of carriages. These morning was dark, cold, wet, and uncomfort.. were loaded, both inside and out, with specable. It rained very heavily at five o'clock, tators. The multitude extended as far as and fears were entertained that the day the eye could reach, in every direction; would be most unfavourable. Towards and not a window, wall or tree, from which a seven, however, the heavens cleared up- glimpse of the procession could be obtained, and the bright streaks which adorned the was untenanted, sky,“ gave token of a goodly day."

At Brentford, at Hounslow, from half a Almost every person was dressed in full guinea to two guineas had been given for mourning, and the whole extent from Picca- places at windows. dilly as far as Kew, had the appearance of In the whole neighbourhood of Kév, one moving mass of shadow. There was there appeared to pr ail a sense of particunothing of a bustling eagerness or tumultlar privation, as if the loss of her Majesty among the groupes, but each seemed to be had been contined only to themselves. There under the impression that he was called is no doubt but she was regarded by this from his home at that unseasonable hour little circle in the light of a patroness--the for no other purpose than to discharge an great larly of the village. They kner her, important duty. The coaches, as they fol- private virtues--and many of them were in-lowed in succession, appeared to be only one debied for their comforts to her benevolence, chain, for a length of six miles, guided and they did not contemplate her in the diffuse propelled by the same impulse. As soon as relations in which she stood to the commucach coach had taken its station in the al- nity; and if they did remember the exalted. most intinite line, there was no escaping from rank which she adorned by her domestic exit, at one side or another. The greater part cellencies, it was only to endear her still of these vehicles were drawn by four horses more to them by a greater assurance of her each, and many were filled with elegant fe- condescension. It is surprising with what males and children, dressed in deep mourn cagerness every little emblem appropriata ing.

to the occasion was bought. There were At eight o'clock, a detachment from the numbers of Elegies, and “ Tributes to the 19th Lancers made their appearance, slowly memory of the late Queen,” distributed moving along the Windsor road, and ad- amongst the multitude. A vast quantity vancing towards Kew, They were stationed of small medals were purchased during the in two bodies on Kew green. The road, im- morning, bearing on one side the head and mediately in the vicinage of the palace, was name of her late Majesty, and on the other patroled, during the morning, by small par- the dates of her birth, marriage, and death. ties of the same regiment.

The deserted appearance of the palace The detachment from the brigade of was extremely affecting. The windows were Guards-in attendance during the lying in all thrown open, and every thing around the state, having been joined by the detachment palace gave to the beholder the impression from the Lancers, shortly after the hearse of some sudden suspense of life and its conarrived at the palace, accompanied by a numerous train of undertakers' assistants on At a quarter before nine an additional horseback, attended also by a party of Lan- number of Lancers scoured the roads, and cers. The officers of the several detach- prevented the approach of carriages, except ments wore crape sashes and long wide those belonging to persons who were to take

cerns.

A party of Lancers.

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back, in deep
Assistants on horse-

Assistants on horse.

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was immediately borne away by the stream, It had been rumoured that the procession and had nearly fallen a victim to his indiswould move by way of Richmond; and the cretion. spectators stationed on Kew-green and its At fifteen minutes before ten, the coffin, vicinity waited quietly until the fact should which had been laid in the state room the be ascertained : but the moment the advanc- preceding evening, was placed on the hearse, ed guard of Lancers wheeled to the left, as and the procession moved forward in the they emerged from Kew-green, a general following order :

Two lancers mounted to clear the way.

Twenty ditto mounted, two and two.

A Palace Constable on foot, dressed in state uniform.
Eight Marshals (the late Queen's Servants) on horseback, in their state uniforms, with silk scarfs,

hal-bands, and saslies, bearing ebony stuves, tipped with silver.
The Beadle of Kew Parish, on foot, with silk scarf and hat-band.
Eight Assistants on horseback, in deep mouroing.

The Hearse,
Covered with black velvet, profusely decorated
with plumes of ostrich feathers, and ornamented
by seveu escutheons, (three on each side, and one
at the back,) diawo by eight black horses, bearing
ostrich flumes, an escutcheon being affixed to the
black velvet covering of each horse. There was
nothing re.narkable in its appearance.

Assistants on horseback, in deep mourning,
Seven private carriages of her Majesty, each drawn by six chesnut horses. The coachimen and footmen,

in deep mourning. The usual hammer-cloth of scarlet and gold was retained. The first six carriages had the Royal arms emblazoned on them, and the letters C. R. in a small cypher, inserted in * compartment above thein. The last had only the crown, surmounting the letters C. R. in a very large cypber.

Assistants on horseback, in deep mourning. A detachment, consisting of 89 Lancers, in triple tiles, closed the procession. This was the whole of the procession at Kew consisted of a Field Officer's guard of its starting : it occupied in length about 300 120 men, furnished by the 19th Lancers: yards. It was just six minutes (at the rate The escort of Lancers that accompanied the it travelled, about two miles an hour) in hearse from Kew was relieved at Longford passing any given object. The procession by a similar guard from the Blues, as far as having crossed the bridge, slowly wound to Datchet-bridge, where the procession was the left, and followed by an incalculable met by a Field Officer's detachment of 100 number of persons on foot, and an immen- men, from the household brigade of cavalry, sity of carriages, proceeded towards Long- who escorted it the remainder of the jours ford. Her Majesty's private carriages were ney. filled with the Ladies, Noblemen, and Gen- The moment the procession entered Brente Hemen, who held the principal situations in ford, the crowds of people who came from ber household.

London, accumulated so much, that thôi Even the water under the bridges over street was entirely blocked up, and the horwhich the procession had to pass was cover- ses found some difficulty in moving forward. ed with boats, containing persons anxious About eleven o'clock, the funeral passed to gratify their curiosity, but who were com- through Brentford, and a little before twelve, pletely excluded by the crowds which throng- it passed through Hounslow. ed the parapets, and presented an impene- At this time, multitudes of people who trable barrier to their prospect. A variety had left London early in the morning, to of interruptions necessarily retarded the ad- witness the melancholy spectacle, satisfied vance of the procession in the narrow parts with what they had seen, were returning to of the road, and the Lancers and Horse town, and entirely filled up the footway, for Guards who traversed the different villages, the space of two or three miles. An equal and threw out pickets on the main road, number, however, went along with the fue' found frequently the greatest difficulty in peral over Hounslow Heath, and seemed securing an opening among the immense determined to accompany it as far as the and diversified throng of which the crowd place of its destination. By far the greatest was composed. The military escort from part were on foot; among them were many NEW MONTHLY MAG.-- No. 60.

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females, who seemed to have strength and though the temptation of a gninea was of spirit sufficient to brave all the inconvenien- fered for it; and vast numbers, both in care ces of a disagreeable road. There were, riages and on horseback, were compelled to besides, innumerable parties in coaches, ba- parade the streets till the conclusion of the rouches, landaus, curricles, gigs, buggies, business. In the line of the procession, the and carts. They formed a train of such a windows of the tradesmen's houses had been length, that one could not see the end of it all engaged at high prices ever since the Geveral times the vehicles were obliged to death of the Queen; all the balconies and stop for many minutes.

verandas were under-propped with strong Ābout a quarter before three, the proces- pieces of timber, and every thing indicated sion arrived at Longford, 15 miles from the most intense anxiety. London. Here the Lancers were relieved The procession received at Frogmore an by the 3rd regiment of the King's Dragoons, addition both in numbers and pomp. The who had been drawn up for some hours to people of Windsor, and the numerous visireceive the remains of her Majesty. As soon tors who had flocked from London, began as the funeral arrived at this little village, about the same time to move from the towa the whole procession stopped; the hearse to meet the funeral; and the whole footwas placed in front of the King's Head Ion, path, nearly a mile, was filled with spectators, and the late Queen's carriages drew up and From St. George's Chapel to the extremity set down the parties who occupied them; of Windsor, the road was lined with foot none of the horses, which drew the hearse, guards; from thence to Frogmore lines of however, were taken off. The company in cavalry kept the ground, and instead of every the carriages and the military officers then sixth man bearing a torch, there was one went into the inn and partook of a repast, in almost every hand. At length, soon after for which preparations had been making for seven o'clock, the advance of a party of three days before : an hour was allotted for horse shewed that the funeral was coming, this accommodation; and no individual, and the spectators who had been pacing whatever his rank might be, who did not be- backwards and forwards, now stood still to long to the royal cortege, was allowed to view it. First marched a squadron of life approach this inn, 'numerous constables guards, then came seven carriages of the being placed about the doors for that pur- Queen, with the blinds up, drawo hy six pose. When the principal persons attached horses covered with black saddle-cloths; bus to the royal procession finished their repast, the great object of attention was the hearse, they went on at the same pace as in the early which next followed drawn by eight black part of the day; passed through Colnbrook, Hanoverian horses. A large body of life where great numbers of people were col- guards immediately preceded and followed it. lected to see them, although the dusk of the This part of the procession was certainly evening had now come on. They then went very imposing, though the splendour of its on to Datchet-bridge, where a body of hus- covering, added to the glittering bustle of a sars was stationed to receive them; and military escort took away all that solemnity about five o'clock the melancholy procession which a hearse is in general calculated to entered the demespe of Frogmore--that inspire. After the hearse came the carriage lovely rural seat to which her Majesty had of the chief mourner, the Prince Regentbeen so long attached, and which had been and his Royal Highness was very visible, the favourile object of all her recreations.' notwithstanding the cloud of cavalry that The Prince Regent had previously arrived, hovered round his coach : the Duke of attended by Sir Benjamin Bloomfield and York's carriage and six moved next in the other officers of his household,

procession; alter which folloved the carThe Duke of York dived with his royal riages of the Dukes of Sussex and Glocester, orother at Frog more. The Duke of Sussex and of Prince Leopold, all full; and the fuarrived at Datchet at four o'clock, where he neral pomp concluded with about a dozen dined; and afterwards his royal highness carriages, belonging to the nobility and genwent privately to Windsor Castle.

try connected with the household; and the Parties of life guards, horse guards blue, rear consisted of a large body of life-guards and lancers, had been parading through the intermixed with lancers. The grandest efday upon all the roads in the environs offect in the procession was the appearance of Windsor. In the town itselfall was confu- the military when the torches were lighted ; sion; not an inn or even a common public the illumination extended nearly a mile; house but was surrounded with carriages and the rich glow of their scarlet uniforms, with jaded horses, unable to procure a rest- together with their splendid helmets and ing place. Troops of ladies were seen at caparisoned horses, gleaming along the every house distinguished by a sign post, Jines, formed a picture that would have bafabsolutely entreating to be taken in; but fled the skill of the finest artists. The fol: their entreaties, in numberless instances, lowing is the order in whịch the procession were in vain. Not a stall for a single horse entered Windsor was to be obtained after three o'clock, even

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The canlage of his Royal Highness the Prince of Saxe Coburg,

with Six Greys.-Empty.
The carriage of his Royal Highoess the Prince Regent,

with Six Bays. Empty.
The carriage of his Royal Highness the Duke of York,

with Six Greys.--Einpty." Three carriages of the Prince Regent's, with six horses each, with his Royal Highness's Household: One hundred and fifty Servants of different branches of the Royal Family, in deep mourning, on toot:

Sixty of the Prince Regent's Servants, in deep mourning, with śwords.
Knight Marshal's Men on foot (with black staves.)

The Royal Uadertakers.,

Fifty Mutes.
Yeomen of the Guard.

The Hearse,
Horse
Drawn by Eight of her late Majesty's Horses, driven by her

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Guards.
late Majesty's body Coachman.

Guards:
Yeomen of the Guard, in mourning, with partizans reversed.

A Troop of the Horse Guards. His Royal Highness the PRINCE REGENT, in his Robes, with his two Supporters.

A Troop of the Horse Guards.

A carriage and six of the Prince Regent's,
Dragoons.
with the Train Bearers of the Chief Mourner.

Dragoons.
One of his Majesty's carriages, drawn by six horses, conveying the

Train Bearers of the Chief Mourner, Carriages of his Majesly, drawn by six horses, conveying the Princes of the Blood Rogal. st. 107 Carriages of his Majesty, conveying the Train Bearers of the Princes of the Blood Rogal, or Dragoons. Six carriages of her late Majesty, with the Queen's Household,

Dragoons, 13 Ilorse Guards,

Lancers. At eight o'clock the procession reached view of an object so interesting, slowly ado the south door of St. George's chapel, where vancing, apparently from a motion of its the servants and grooms, the trumpets and own, to the mouth of the sepulchre, pre drams, and the Knight Marshal's men filed ceded by the ministers of religion, and fol without the door. The royal body was then lowed by the most exalted individual in this removed by ten yeomen' of the guard from kingdom, and the most distinguished of the the hearse, and placed upon a car con- nobility and great officers of state, was as structed by Sir Wm. Congreve. Ten esot striking and affecting as it was mournfully . cutcheons adorned the pall, and the solemn magnificent. effect produced on the spectators by the CEREMONIAL WITHIN THE ROYAL CHAPEL:

Poor Knights of Windsor. Pages of the Royal Family --J. Ince, T. Messenger, C. Kramer, J. Dobell, and T. Wedgborough, esqrs, Pages of the King). Bolt, J. Clarke, A. Healey, W. Baker, and J. Boti, esqrs.

Pages of ten late Majesty Gentlemen Usbers Quarterly Waiters to his Majesty.--H. Y. Worthamo, G. H. Seymour, and ast

T. Ramsden, esqrs, Ocotlemen Ushers Quarterly Waiters to her late Majesty.-Şir J. Gibbon, bart. II. Willoughby Rooker

and J. L. Duckenfield, esqrs. Pages of Honour to his Majesty.-C. Downes, esq. State Pages, C. J. Santhagen, C, du Pasquier,

G. Troop, and W. R. Holmes, esqrs,
Pages of Honour to her late Majesty.-5. Cooper and R. Party, esqrs.

Apothecaries io the Prince Regent.Mr. Walker and Mr. Lockley.
Apothecaries to the King.-E. A. Bradde and R. Battiscombe, esqrs.

Apothecaries to her late Majesty,
Surgeons to the Prince Regedt. Ogle, S. Sloward, É. Thompson, T. Chevalier, T. Lurmore,

A. Carlisle, J. P. Tupper, and W. Wadd, esąrs.
Surgeons to the King.–Sir David Dundas, bart. Sir E. Home, bart. J. Heavyside, J. Penrose, J. Guola

ning, and F. Albert, esqrs.
Surgeons to her late Majesty.-R. Keale, A. Matthias, and V. Tudor, esqrs.

The Curate and Rector of Kew,

The Curate and Rector of Windsor. Grooms of the Privy Chamber to bis Majesty --W. C. Fowle, F. Chapman, and R. Powell, esers.

Grooms of the Privy Chamber to her lute Majesty.

Gentlemen Ushers Daily Waiters to his Majesty.
Gentlemen Ushers Dails Waiters to her late Majesty,

Serjeat Surgeou to the King.-J. Phillips, esq.
Physicians -tô the Prince Regent.--Sir W. Farquhar, Sir G. Blane, Sir W. Knighton, ud si JM

Tierney.
Physicians to the King.--Sir L. Pepys and w. Heberden.
Physicians to her late Majesty.--Sir F. Millman and Sir H. Halford

Clerk of the Closet to the Prince Regent.--Rev. G. F. Blon Derg.
Household Chaplain (at Windsor) to his Majesty.-Rev. Isa

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