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of Clanricarde, the Marquis and Marchioness of Down-shire, the Earl and Countess of Kenmare, the Earl and Countess of Albemarle, the Earl and Countess of Clermont, Mr E. Palmer and family, Lord and Lady Frances Spencer, Lady Honywood, and General and Lady Charlotte Lennox, took an airing round the town in their elegant carriages.
Mr Cope, at four o'clock, walked on the Steyne ; he wore a huge cocked hat, with gold tassels. He was sur­rounded with company, who expressed their surprise at the size of his hat; when he answered, that he was then performing a different character from that of the preceding day. He is the gaze of Brighton. An artist yesterday took a sketch of Brighton, and intends making him and Martha Gunn the prominent figures on the canvas.
The South Gloucester Militia mustered in the barrack yard at eleven o'clock this day; prayers were read hy Major Watley. At two o'clock the whole of the South Gloucester Militia mustered, with their side arms only, and the officers with crape round their arms, consisting of Major "Watley, Major Onley, Capt. Crawley, Capt. Goodyer, Capt. Merryweather, Capt. Merchant, Capt. Scudamore, and Capt. Jones, and proceeded, in funeral procession, with the body of Lieut. Bourke, to Brighton Church-yard, for interment. Mr Herbert, Lieut, and Paymaster; Mr Harris, Lieut, and Quarter-Master; Lieut. Hudson and Lieut. Longford were pall-bearers. There was a double guard on the occasion, which fired three volleys over the grave. It is only when an officer is much respected that they have a double guard. A new piece of music was performed, composed for the occasion. Lieut. Bourke was a native of Ireland; but there is nothing in his letters or papers to shew what family he belonged to; he constantly received remittances from Ireland, but even his confidential servant never knew the source from which they were
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