The late Earl of Dundonald.
--A correspondent sends the following in reference to the Earl
of Dundonald, whose death is announced in the late news from Europe
He was better known as Lord Cochrane.
He was born December 2, 1775, and consequently was in the 85th year of his age at the time of his decease.
He was educated by his uncle, Sir Alexander Forester Cochrane
, who, in 1814, took Washington City
, the Capital
of the United States
, and burned the public buildings.
In February, 1814, Lord Cochrane, the subject of this article, then a member of Parliament, was accused of having spread a false report of the death of Napoleon
for the purpose of affecting the price of stocks, and was condemned to a year's imprisonment and a fine of £ 1,000.
He was also excluded from Parliament and the order of the Bath.
The fine was paid by his friends; his innocence was afterwards established.
In 1818 Lord Cochrane took the command of the naval force of Chile
, which he conducted with great credit, and afterwards that of Brazil
In 1823, the Emperor Don Pedro
created him Marquis
After the peace between Portugal
he returned to England
In 1826 he intended to enter the Greek service, and finally did enter it in 1827.
He continued in that service until the following year, and then returned to England