Saturday 21 Mar 1801 (p. 3, col. 2-3)
Whitehaven, March 12.—One of the newly established packet boats between this town and Liverpool (the James, M'INTOSH), which sailed from hence on Saturday afternoon, was wrecked the same evening near Lancaster, and out of 18 people on board, only three were saved. Mr. EVANS, Lieutenant and Surgeon in the Montgomeryshire Militia, at present lying here, is among the number lost.
Last Saturday afternoon was launched, from the yard of Mr. HEAALAM, Newcastle, a fine new vessel, called the Jack Tar, intended for the West India trade, and the following Tuesday she was cleared at the Custom-house. This, we believe, is an unprecedented instance of dispatch.
Last Sunday night, the dwelling house of Robert WHARTON, of Barras-Green, near Kednal [sic], was broken into, and six cheeses, about 100lbs. of oatmeal, some dried beef, bacon, and two jars of pickles, were carried off. The method by which the villains entered the house is rather novel: after ascending the roof by means of a ladder, they stripped off a quantity of thatch, and crept in between the spars unheard.
In the course of the last four weeks 11,044 quarts of excellent soup have been distributed from the public kitchen in Kendal.
At Appleby, on the 26th ult. Mr. Robinson CARTMELL was elected Coroner for the county of Westmorland without opposition.
DANCING.—Mr. M'GREGOR will open school on Monday next.—See the advertisement.
Carlisle, March 17, 1801.—The curiosity of the inhabitants of this city has been for some time past on the teptoe of expectation and wish, to hear the wonderful abilities of the famed LEE SUGG. That expectation was last night fully gratified: our Assembly-Room was attended, at an early hour, by the first circles, who received the performance of this extraordinary genius with the most rapturous applause. Exclusive of his public performances, we understand he obtained many golden drops in the course of the day, attending private parties.—He is now on his way to Lancaster.
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