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The Weekly Journal : Or British Gazetteer Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestic

01/07/1721

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SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1721 GERMANY. Vienna, June 21. The Elector Palatine having sent to acquaint the Court, that in Conformity to the impe- rial Mandates, he had redress'd all the Grievances of Religion in his Dominions; and the Protestant Mini- sters at the Diet of Ratisbon having sent Word to the contrary, a narrow Inspection is to be made into that Affair. ' Tis assur'd that the Court has promised M. de Saphorin, Minister of his Britannick Majesty, that a Satisfaction shall be given him suitable to the Insult of- fer'd to his Domesticks. DENMARK. Hambourg, June 27. the Duke of Mecklemburg has imprison'd M Wolfraat his chief Minister. and M. Wal- ter, the Secretary of his private Dispatches ; but M. Bruggenhagen. the Governour of Domitz has made his Escape. ' Tis said they are accused of holding a crimi- nal Correspondence with one of the Regency of Hano- ver. The Czar has renew'd his Prohibition of writing into foreign Countries, any thing that passes in his OWL. FRANCE Marseilles, June 10. The City of Aix has been most severely handled since I write to you last . The Plague visits them by Fits, and has again swept away a World of People, but it now begins once more t0 abate : It is not so at Toulon, where it has raged, and still rages in the same Manner as it did in our poor City when it was in the Heighth of its Violence : Two Thirds of the Inhabitants are dead of it ; and the greatest Part of those who survive, are actually visited by this relentless Disease; Two of the Consuls are dead, so that one only remains aliVF : It makes at this time great Havock at Arles and several Other Places of Provence are miserably afflicted with As for this City of Marseilles, scarce a Day passes but one or other drops, either here, or in the Country near us, with the same Symptoms that have all along attend- ed this fatal Contagion. By the beginning of next Month we shall be able to form a better judgment what we are to hope or fear. We have just now received Letters from Toulon, which informs us of the Death of several Sea Officers, and among others of M Cassart Captain of a Man of War, who has often commanded Squadrons in far distant Seas. Paris, July 2. N. S. They write from Madrid, that the King of Spain hath made the Marquis de Mari ( one of his Flag Officers) Lieutenan'- General of the Navy. From Lyons we are advised, that the Provost or Mayor of that City, having received Information that one Du- rand, a Furrier, had found Means to convey Goods into his Warehouse from Places suspected of the Contagion, assembled the Militia under Arms, to the Number of two thousand five hundred Men ; and it plainly appear- ing that he had brOught in EfFects which were prohibi, ted, he was immediately seiz'd and try'd by a Council of War, who condemn'd him to be shot to death. as he was accordingly. The Count de Marsillac a Major- General, having taken some Disgust at the court hath enter'd himself into the Service of Spain Sir Patrick Laules, Envoy of that Crown. received a Ex- press on Friday last said to be chaRged with the Con- ventions made between the Courts of London and Mad- rid : so that ' tis likely we shall soon hear of the Opening of the Congress at Cambray. ^ .4, Stockholm, June 18. The King is now perfectly recover'd of this late Indisposi- tion, and frequently goes Abroad to take the Air. On the 15th Instant the Court was entertain'd with a Ball in the Royal Garden, at which the King and his Brother Prince George of Hesse Cassel were present ; but the Queen did not appear, her Majesty being at that time somewhat indisposed. The British and Swedish fleets continue at an Anchor near Suderham. An Eng- lish Ship of 50 Guns having chanc'd to touch against a Rock, has been oblig'd to return hither to be refitted. The muscovites continue their Ravages along the Coasts of the Bothnick Gulph, threatning to extend their De- predations beyond Torn. ITALY. Turin, June 2 r. From Rome they write, that all the Spanish Cardinals went in a Body to the Pope, to desire the Prosecutions against Cardinal Alberoni may be carri- ed on with Vigour : But what at present seems more worth Attention, is the Step the Emperour has just taken at that Court ( from whence some Advices intimate, that Cardinal Althan had protested in his Imperial Majesty's Name, against a Secretary of State the Pope had pitched on ; and that Count Kinski, the Imperial Ambassadour, did not concur in this Protestation ; upon which Couri- ers were dispatched to V enna, and have brought back a Letter, as ' tis said. under the Emperour's own Hand to the Pope, formally and absolutely disowning Cardinal Althan's Proceeding, and offering immediately to receive the Investiture of the Kingdom of Naples from his Holi- ness, though he refused that Mark of Submission to his Predecessour. Parma june 16. They write from Mantua, that one Dolone, a Soldier in in Imperial Regiment quarrer'd in that City, being fallen in Love with a Daughter of Count Gazzoli, had found Means to work himself into her Favour, and to get Admittance privately by Night into her Father's House, from whence he took her a- way, without offering her any Violence, and carried her to his own Quarters, where the Chaplain of the Re- giment married them The Nobility of Mantua think- ing themselves disgrac'd by this ill suited Alliance, com- plain d of it to the Prince of Harmstad, Governour of the town, who, to appease the Discontents of the enrag'd Nobility, committed the poor Soldier to Prison, and shut up the new marry'd Bride in the Convent of the Urselines. MUSCOVY. Petersbourg, June 13; N the 10th Instant, Admi- ral Apraxin receiv'd an Express from Revel , with Orders from the Czar, not to act offensively against Sweden : Those Orders have been obtain'd at the Request of the Swedish Plenipotentiaries ac the Congress at Neustad. SWEDELAND ( i9 GREAT- BRITAIN. The Continuation of the Tryal of Archbishop Laud. Accordingly, after they had consulted the Commons, Monday id . September was assign'd for a Recapitulation ; and it was resolv'd in the House of Commons he shou'd have the Benefit of the Act of Oblivion, as to the Scotch Business. , The id September, 1644, when his Grace appear'd to make the Recapitulation, he observ'd every Lord had a small Folio in his Hand, which prov'd to be his Grace's Diary, that Prynn had printed with his Notes or Remarks upon ir, among which Remarks were many notorious Falshoods. At this Hearing his Grace took Notice, that his Tryal began Mar. 13 1643. and ended in July following; that their Lordships had heard him twenty Days during that time, and twelve Days sent him back without hear- ing and the rest of the Time had been taken up in pre- paring the Charge against him, He desir'd their LordShips would consider his Calling, his Age, his long Imprisonment, what he had sufFer'd in his Estate, and his Patiencc through this whole Afflicti- on: That they would observe the Generality, and con- sequently the Uncertainty of almost every Article, which made his Defence so extremely difficult. As to their Charge, of his having prefer'd unworthy Men, they were such as wou'd have been famous for their Lives and Learning, had they been in any other part of Christendom. Whereas great Stress had been laid upon an Expression in a Letter of his Grace's, in Answer to Dr. Potter, as to a Book the Doctor was about to pub- lish, ( viz ) That if he express'd himself so, he wou'd give as much Power to the Parliament, in the Matters of Doctrine, as to the Church ; from whence it was urg'd that he wou'd take away All Authority of this kind from the Parliament. To this he answer'd, that the Words as much cou'd never be construed to Signify All ; and that his Intention was, that the Doctor shou'd so consider of his Words, as that what was proper to the Church might not be ascrib- ed to Parliaments : And he thoughc the Law was plainly with him in this Matter, for the Words of the Statute of 1 Eliz. c. j. are, Or such as shall hereafter be order'd, judg'd, or determin'd to be Heresy by the High Court Parliament, with the Assent of the Clergy in their Con- vocation ; from whence he infer'd, that the judging of the Truth or Falshood of a Doctrine, was still in the Church, but the judging and determining Power for binding to Obedience and for Punishment, was in the Parliament, with the Assent of the Clergy. On Monday September JI. 1644, Mr. Brown summ'd up and made his Observations on the Evidence for the Commons. Then his Grace desir'd his Council might be heard tO these Points of Law ; j. Whether all or any of che Articles amounted to High- Treason by the Laws of this Kiagdom. a. Whether the Charge con. tain'd in them was made with that Certainty the Law requir'd in Cases of Treason. And these Points being sent down to che Commons, they agreed his Council shou'd be at liberty to argue the firet, but wou'd not suffer any Dispute as to the latter : And his Grace's Council had liberty to search for, and take Copies of, all such Records as were necessary for his Defence: And Mr. Hern, Mr. Hale, and Mr Gerard, being of Coun- cil for his Grace, on Friday, October 11. they were di- rected to attend with his Grace, and Mr. Hern was pitch'd upon by the others to deliver his own and their Arguments, which he did to this EfFect. He said, that as to Charge, and the Archbishop's Defence hitherto made, tho' they had been assign'd his Council, they nei- ther had nor could be useful to him, by reason the Charge was so mix'd, that they could not distinguish what was thereby intended co be a Charge of High- Treason, and what of Misdemeanor only : And that as the Defence hitherto ofFer'd had been wholly his own, fo the Arguments they had prepar'd this Day for his Defence had been fram'd without consulting him. He observ'd that the Charge in general was no more than this, j. That his Grace had endeavour'd to subvert the Laws. 2. He had endeavour'd to subvert Religion. .. That he had labour'd to subvert the Rights of Par- liament And he would show that none of these are Treason within Ed . 3. That indeed, before this Sta- tute, at Common Law Treasons were so general and uncertain, that almost any Crime, by Inferences and Constructions, was made to amount to High Treason ; as killing the King's Messenger was adjudg'd to be Trea- son ; and in the Reign of Ed 2. the Case of the Earl of Lancaster for being over popular, and of Spencer for be- ing over gracious, these Things had been construed trea- sons ; and the Sense of these and other Mischiefs, occa- sion'd by the Uncertainty of Treason, produc'd that Statute of 2; E3. And this Law has in all Times been the Rule to judge of Treasons, even in Parliament; and therefore in the Parliament- Roll, 1 Hen. 4. No. X44 the Tryal and Judgment in Impeachments of Treason, the Commons pray might be according to the ancient Laws : And in the Parliament Roll, 5 Hen. 4, No. 12. In the Case of the Earl of Northumberland, the Statute 25 Ed. 3. was the Rule by which the Lords judged that Case was not Treason, when it was endeavour'd to make his Offence amount to Treason. And ' twas observable, that tho' the Ne. cessities of some Times had occasion'd several other Things to be made Treason, yet they all return'd and fix'd this Statute as the Boundary of Treason at last ; and by 1 Mar. 1. no other Offence was left to be ad- judg'd Treason, but what was declar'd to be so by 25 Ed 3. And from 1 Hen. 4 co Queen Mary, there was not any Judgment to be found given in Parliament for any Treason not declar'd such by 25 Ed. 3. unless by an Act of Attainder. And he laid it down as a Ground, that this Act ought not to be construed by Equity or Inference; for 1 It was a Declarative Law, and no Declaration ought to be upon a Declaration. 2. It was a Law provided to secure the Subject in his Life, Liberty and Estate ; and to ad- mit of Constructions and Inferences upon it, were to destroy the Security provided for by it. 3 It has been the constant Opinion of all Times, that this Act must be literally construed, and not by Inference and Illation; and as an Instance of this he show'd, that tho' Counter feiting the Coin was by this Law declar'd Treason, yet Filing and Clipping was not held to be Treason, ' till it was made so by a special Act, 3 Hen. 5 6 And Coun. terfeiting of foreign Coin made current here, tho' an equal Mischief with Counterfeiting the Coin of this Realm, was not held to be Treason, becauSe the Words of the Statute are his Money, ' till another Act was made, 1 Mar. c. 6 to make it Treason. He next proceeded to Shew, that none of the Matters contained in tbe Articles were Treason; for i. As to an Endeavour to subvert the Laws, that was not com- priz'd within 25 Ed. 3. nor cou'd by any Construction or Inference be brought within it. 2. An Endeavour to subvert Laws was an Expression of so great Latitude and Uncertainty, that every Action, not warranted by Law, may thereby be extended to Treason : And he quoted the Sixth Report in Mildmay's Case, where a Convey- ance was made in Tail, wich a Proviso, that if he did go about or attempt, ro discontinue the Entail, the same Should be void ; and ir was resolv'd, that this Proviso was void, for that the Words go abouc, or attempt, are Words uncertain. and so void in Law ; and the Repor- ter on that Occasion has this Expression, viz. God defend that Inheritances and Estates of Men shou'd depend upon such Uncertainties, for that misera est Servitas, ubi Jus est vagum, & quod non definitur in jure quod fit conatus: And Therefore the Rule of Law does decide this Point ; Non efficit conatus nisi sequitur effectus : And the Law does reject Conations and Goings about, as Things uncertain, which cannot be put in Issue: That these were the Words of the Book; and the Argument was of greater force in a Case of Life, And if it was objected, that this Law took notice of Compassing and Imagining, that related only to that Particular of Compassing the Death of the King: And that an endeavouring to subvert Laws was not by that or any other Statute declared Treason, That in all Times an Endeavouring to Subvert the Laws has not been conceiv'd to any determinate Crime, but has been usually joined as an Aggravation, or Result of Crimes below Treason. To be continu'd. A A Continuation of James Nayler's, horrid Blasphemies. i Hannah Stranger, her Examination. She faith she came from Bristol to Exeter with James Nayler, and that she flung her Handkerchief before him, because commanded so of the Lord, and that she sung Holie, & c. and that the Lord is risen in him. Q wHerefore did'st thou sing before James Nay- A i must not be mute when I am commanded of the ^ Q Wherefore did'st thou sing to him ? A. My Conscience tells me, I have not offended any Law. , Q Was that Letter thine, and did'st thou spread thy Garments before him ? A. Yea, and my Blood will maintain it. Q Dost thou own him for the Prince of Peace ? A. Yea, he is so. Q What dost thou call his Name ? A. It hath been said already, I have told of his Name. Q. Dost thou not know it to be Blasphemy to give him such and such Attributes ? A. If I have offended any Law, See. Q Didst thou send him that Letter wherein he was called the Son of God ? A. Yea, I do own the whole Letter. Q Did'st thou call him Jesus ? A. • She would not Answer. Q Did st thou kiss his Feet ? A. Yea. Two Nonsencical Prophane Letters, from this Wo- man to Nayler, wete read, in one of which she begins with the following Words. Oh thou fairest, of ten Thousand, thou only begotten Son of God, how my Heart Panteth after .' Here it may be observ'd, that these fine tho Blas- phemous Expressions, proceeded indeed from the Emotions of the Spirit but it must be the Spirit, of the Devil ; for according to fome Discoveries made in the Life of this proffligate Wretch, he had car- nal Knowledge of these his Female Disciples. Thomas Stranger his Examination. He owneth the Postscript of the Letter in which he calleth James Nayler jesus, but could not be got to Answer to any more Questions, any further, than. If I have offended any Law. He confessed he called James Nayler Jesus, and faith he was thereto moved of the Lord. Timothy Wedlock, his Examination. Q. doST thou own James Nayler to be the only Son of God ? A. I do own him to be the Son of God. Q. Wherefore did'st thou and the rest sing before him., Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Israel ? A. I do own the Songs of Sion. Q Thou wilt go through a great rain Bare- headed, why then wilt thou not be uncovered to a Magistrate. A. What I did was as the Lord commanded. Q. What is your Opinion concerning Religion ? A. I own no Opinions, not any Judements. ^ Wherefore did'st thou Hononr him in Towns, and not elsewhere ? A. We did as well in Commons; but in both, as the spirit of the Lord directed us. Q Wherefore did'st thou kneel before him? A The Truth made us. Dorcas Erbury, the Widow of William Erbury, once a Minister, but a seducing Quaker her Examination. ^ WHERere dost thou live ? yv A. With Margaret Thomas, k wherefore did'st thou sing, Holy, See. A. I did not at that Time ; but those that sang did it in discharging of their Duty v* Dost thou own him that rode on Horse back to be the holy one of Israel? A Relation concerning one of his vile Companions. ONE of James Nayler's Disciples having attained to some knowledge in the French- Tongue, went over into France, to a City called Burdeaux, where en- tring into a Congregation of the Protestants, he began after his wonted manner here in England, to cry out in the open Congregation against the Minister, calling him Conjurer, Lyar, Impostor, Deceiver; and the Elders and People being astonished at the Novelty, and reputing him a mad Man, came and told him, that they had Laws in France, to protect the Congregations either of of Papists or Protestants from any Disturbance; and thrust him forth of their Church. Upon which he went into the Church- Yard, and upon a Stone continued his discourse, which drew the whole Congregation out of Church after him, and caus- ed the Minister to give over ; and the Elders coming again to him, told him, that he being a Stranger they were willing to favour him, but seeing he did continue his Disturbance, they would commit him to Justice, he told them, Justice was never in that Place until his Ap. pearance. Upon that they took him away to the Governor, where being brought with his Hat on, he asked the Go- vernor what he was, who told him he was the Governor of that Place under the King of France; he said, that he would not Answer him as Governor, his Government being carnal, and a certain Bishop being with the Go vernor, who was a Papist, desiring that he might question him, and demanding what he was, he told him, He was an English Man, and sent of the Lord to prepare his way: He demanded of the Bishop what he was; who told him he was a Bishop: Whereupon he replied, that against him he was sent, who was one of the Locusts that was sent forth of the Bottomless Pit. Last Tc be cont'nu'J. A. Yea, I do ; and with my Bleed will seal it. Q. And dost thou own him for the Son of God? A. He is the only begotten Son of God. : Q. Wherefore did'st thou pull off his Stockings, and lay thy Cloaths beneath his Feet ? A. He is worthy of it, for he is the holy Lord of Israel. Q Knowest thou no other Jesus, the only begotten Son of God ? A I know no other Saviour. Q. Dost thou believe James Nayler? A. Yea, in him whom thou callest so, I do. Q. By what Name dost thou use to call him ? A The Son of God, but I am to serve him, and to call him Lord and Master. Q Jesus was Crucified; but this Man you call the Son of God, is alive. A, He hath shook off his carnal Body. Q Why, what Body hath he then? ' A Say not the Scriptures, Thy natural Body I will Change, and it sha11 be Spiritual ? Q. Hath a Spirit Flesh and Bones? A. His Flesh and Bones are new. Q. Christ raised those that had been dead, so did not he. A. He raised me. Q In what manner ? A. He laid his Hand on my Head, after I had been dead two Days, and said, Dorcas arise, and I arose, and live as thou seest Q. Where did he this ? A At the Goal in Exeter. Q What witness hast thou for this? A My Mother, who was present. Q His Power being so much, wherefore opened he not the Prison- Doors. and Escaped ? A. The Doors shall open, when the Lords Work is done. Q, What Apostles hath he ? A. They are scattered ; but some are here Q. Jesus Christ doth sit at the right Hand of the Fa-, ther, where the World shall be judged by him, A. He whom thou called Nayler, shall sit at the right Hand of the Father, and shall judge the World with Equity. Last Saturday upon hearing the Merits of the Ele- ction the Borough of Whitchurch, in the County of Southampton, John Conduit, esq, was declar'd duly elected, and not Frederick Tilney, Esq; who had been return'd. The Summer Circuits as follows: Home Circuit. Lord Chief Justice Pratt, and Mr. Justice Eyre. Hereford, Monday July 17- at Hereford. Essex, Wednesday July 19. at Brentwood. Kent, Monday july 14 at Maidstone. Sussex, Friday July at Lewes. Surrey, Tues. Aug. 1. at Kingston upon Thames. Northern Circuit. Mr. Justice Tracy. Mr. Baron Price. City of York, Saturday Ju ly- 2. ac the Guildhall of the City of York York Monday July 14. at the Castle of York. Durham, Wednesday August 2 at the City of Durham, Town of Newcastle upon Tyne. Monday August 7. at Nothe Guildhall of Newcastle upon Tine, rthu mberland, The same Day at the Castle of New- castle upon Tine. Cumberland, Tuesday August 15- at the City of Car- lisle. Westmorland, Saturday August 10, at Appleby. Lancaster, Thursday August 24 at the Castle of Lan- caster. Western Circuit. Lord Chief Justice King, Mr. Justice Dormer. Southampton, Thursday July 20 at the Castle of Winton. Wilts, Monday July 24 at New Sarum. Dorset, Thursday July 27. at Dorchester. Cornwall. Wednesday August 2 at Bodmin. City of Exon, Tuesday August 8 at the Guildhall of the said City. Devon, the same Day at the Castle of Exon, Somerset, Tuesday August 15. at Bridgwater. Bristol, Saturday August 19 at the City of Bristol. Midland Circuit. Mr. Justice Powys, Mr. Justice Fortescue Aland. Northampton, Tuesday July id- at Northampton. Rutland, Friday july at Oakham. Lincoln , Monday July 24 at the Castle of Lincoln. City ot Lincoln, the same Day at the City of Lincoln. Nottingham, Thursday july 27. at Nottingham. Town of Nottingham, the same Day at the Town of Nottingham. Derby, Saturday July 29 at Derby. Leicester, Wednesday August 2. at the Castle of Leicester. Borough of Leicester, the same Day at the Borough of Leicester. City of Coventry, Saturday August 4. at Coventry. Warwick, the same Day at Warwick, Oxford Circuit. Lord Chief Baron Bury. Mr. Baron Mountague. Berks, Monday July 17. at Reading. Oxford Wednesday July 19 at Oxford Gloucester, Saturday, July 22. at Gloucester. City of Gloucester, the same Day at the City of Glou. cester, Monmouth, Thursday July 27. at Monmouth. Hereford, Saturday July 29. at Hereford. Salop, Thursday August 3 at Salop. Stafford, Tuesday, August 8. at Stafford. Worcester, Saturday August 12. at Worcester. City of Worcester, the same Day at the said City. Norfolk Circuit. Mr. Justice Blencowe, Mr Baron Page. Bucks, Monday july 17. at Buckingham. Bedford. Wednesday July 19 at Bedford. Huntington, Friday July 21 at Huntington. Cambridge, Saturday July 22. at the Castle of Cam- bridge ... Suffolk Wednesday July -. 6. at Bury St. Edmonds. Norfolk, Saturday July 29. at the Castle of Norwich. City of Norwich, the same Day at the Guildhall of che said City,. The Reverend Mr. Moreland of Hackney, is elected First Master of St. Paul's School, vacant by the Resig- of the Reverend Mr. Ayscough. Last Tuesday died Arthur Onslow, at his Seat at Par- ford in Suriey, Knight of the Shire for that County, one of the Commissioners of the Victualling- Office, and Out Ranger of Windsor Forest : He had serv'd in Parliament above Forty Years ; and was always a Zealous Asserter of his Country's Liberties, and his Death is much lamented : He left no Issue, and has given his Estate, after the Demise of his Lady, to the Rt. Hon. the Lord Onslow, to whom he was Great Uncle. The Duke and Dutchess of Marlborough are arriv'd in Town from Windsor. Last Sunday Morning, about Three a Clock, two Robbers were taken between Highgate and this Town ; they had assaulted a Gentleman who lives somewhere in Westminster, and was coming to Town ; who resisted both gallantly, so that they were glad to make off, but the unfortunate Gentleman was carry'd into a neigh. bouring House, mortally wounded in the Head. He gave some account of the Robbers, and particularly, that he had very much wounded one of them ; where- upon, Search was made after them, and two Men were taken sleeping on a Haycock in the Fields. They are both of the Scotch Guards, and one of them is wound- ed, as the Gentleman said, and is thought incurable. The Gentleman is since dead of his Wounds, he was one of the Surveyors of the Window Lights for the Suburbs of this City. Letters from Bradford in Wiltshire give an Account, that on Tuesday the 13th Instant, three Bailiffs arrested one Richard Skull, a Farmer near that Place, as he was going to Market, who went with them to a neighbour- ing Alehouse, he pretending to send for Friends and Mo. ney, to pay the Debt, or give Bail, upon which, two of his Sons came to him, having brought a Hanger for their Father, and arm'd themselves privately with each another; after a little Time spent, they pick'd a Quar- rel with the Bailiffs, fell to Blows, and, in short, cut them to Pieces; so that ' tis said, they are all dead, and one of the Farmer's Sons; the other Son, with his Father having made their EscapeS. Monday Morning some of the Journeymen Taylors were taken into Custody, for refusing to comply with the terms of the late Act of Parliament for regulating the Terms for their Work, and Wages ; which com. menc'd last Saturday. We are inform'd, that there is a Clause added to the Malt- Act, to impower the Lords of the Treasury for the Time being to make such Allowances to the Receiv- ers General of the Land Tax, as are usual for Conduct- Money. There was a Meeting on Saturday last at Stationers. Hall of between two and three hundred of the ancient Fraternity of Free Masons who had a splendid Dinner, and Musick. Several Noblemen and Gentlemen were present at this Meeting, and his Grace the Duke of Mon- tague was unanimously chosen Master for the ensuing Year, and Dr. Beale Sub- Master. The Reverend Dr. Desaguliers made a Speech suitable to the Occasion. Last Week Sir Alexander Forbes was marry'd to a Daughter of Major Skeene of the Guards. The York Buildings Company will be permitted to raise Money by way of Lottery, for discharging the Debts of the said Company, for the Purchase of the For- feited Estates. On Friday 7. Night the Earl of Peterborow set our hence for France. On sunday Evening a Person was drown'd, wash- ing himself in the Thames near Somerset- Garden. Last Friday 7 Night a long Trial in the Court of Common- Pleas at Guildhall, before the Lord Chief ju- stice King, between Mr. Johnson a Lawyer, living in Bloomsbury, and Mr. Vaughan an Apothecary in Dru- ry- Lane, Defendant; the former having brought his Action against the latter for Criminal Conversation with his Wife ; but that not appearing to the Court by the Evidence, the Jury brought in their Verdict in favour of the Defendant On Sunday Evening the Lord Carleton was sworn Ld ' President of His Majesty's Honourable Privy Council, and took his Place at the Board accordingly. James Chase, esq; formerly Apothecary to the Crown, and Representative of Great Marlow in Buckinghamshire. died upon Friday the 23d Instant. The The Bank of England is appointed to receive the Mo- ney the Tickets of the present Lottery for 700,000 Pounds, which Money is to be paid one Moiety on or before the 6th Day of July next, and the Remainder on or before the 15th D » y of August following. Dublin, June 17. Yesterday came on the Tryal of the two Brigantons. Brothers, at the King's- Bench, for the Death of one Jennings a Watchman, in Golden. Lane. During the time of the Tryal, a Chimney in Christ Church- Yard, adjoyning to the Court happen'd to take Fire, and the Smoak came into the Court so Vehe- mently that the People were immediately in an uproar, and cry'd out Fire; so that every one endeavouring which way best to shun the seeming approaching Danger, forc'd their Way our, insomuch, that in the great Con- fusion and Hurry, the following Persons were kill'd, viz. Messieures Ormsby, Johnson, Wilkinson, Willi- ams, Barry , Robinson , Busse, Murphey , Ryan, Carroll, Byrne, Harris, and Gibbon, and many others whose Names we cannot yet learn, and several others dangerously Wounded. P. S. Just now we hear that the above said Brigantons after a long Tryal ( of above twelve Hours) were brought in guilty of Manslaughter. Captain Rigby, formerly Commander of an English Man of War, and famous for gracing the Pillory for a Sodomitical Attempt, after which he left the Kingdom and took Service in France, was lately Executed at Paris. We hear his Crime was for embezzleing the Publick Mo- ney, having been one of the Directors of the India Company ; but ' tis said, he had the Favour of a private Execution, on Account of his Services to the French Nation, so was hang'd at Midnight, without any At- tendance, but the proper Officers for the Execution. ' Tis likewise advis'd from Paris, that the Duke of Powis is much Indispos'd ; having taken somewhat very much to Heart. The Reverend Dr. Newton, of the Parish of St. Faith's. lies dangerously ill. The Fubbs Yacht now at Rotterdam is to take on board the Lord North and Grey, with his Lady, who are going to Embark for England. There are some Advices in Town, which say, that the Turks have fallen into Poland, and laid Siege to Caminieck, but we must wait the Confirmation. The Rt. Honourable Charles Cornwallis, Paymaster of His Majesty's Forces, is appointed a Privy- Counsellor, and will be sworn in the next Council. The Lord Wm. Beauclair, Son to the Duke of St. Albans, has the Command of a Troop in the Royal Re- giment of Blue Guards, commanded by the Lord Mar- quis of Winchester. On Monday last the House of Lords were taken up with hearing the Merits of an Appeal brought by Ed- ward Edgeworth, Esq; against several Orders made by the two Puisne Barons of the Exchequer in Ireland, ( in the Absence of the Lord Chief Baron) in a Cause de- pending in that Court between the said Edward, and his Father Robert Edgeworth, Esq; concerning the Estate of the said Edward's Mother, and all the said Orders complain'd of by the said Appeal, were revers'd. On Wednesday their Lordships heard Council upon a Petition of the Lord Lanesborough, and L. Eustace, Esq; praying the House to alter and amend their Judg- ment of the 28th of April last, for the revelling of two Decrees of the Chancery of Ireland, relating to a Cause between the Petitioner and Eleanor Elwood, of the City of Dublin, which Cause had been depending 51 Years in Ireland ; and their Lordships acquiesc'd in the Prayer of the Petitioners. The same Day, being the last Day of the Term, a great many Persons appeared upon their Recognizances at the King's- Bench Bar, Westminster. The Sentence against Dr Middleton of Cambridge, for writing a Book call'd, the State of Trinity- College, is defer'd till next Term. . The same day the Court of King's Bench was mov'd in Behalf of Mr Hall, praying their Lordships to re- mit Part of his Sentence ; upon which the Court was pleas'd to remit three Parts of his Fine, viz 150 1. but order'd, That he should stand Once in the Pillory at ~' n8- Cross- according to their former Judgement. the same Day the House of Commons made some Al- teration in the Allowances made to Sir Lambert Black- well, and Sir John Blunt, by giving the former 15003 1' and the latter 5000 I. Last Tuesday one Mrs. Dibley, alias Turberville, a Young Gentlewoman of a good Fortune, who had been married against her Friends Consent, was produc'd by her Guardians ( who had taken her from her Husband, as soon as Married and Bedded) at the King's- Bench Bar, pursuant to an Order of that Court. And after several Affidavits on both Sides, being ask'd by the Court, Whether she was willing to live with her Hus- band, or her Guardians, she chose the latter and ac- cordingly was sent Home with them And' the Vali- dity of the Marriage is to be Try'd in the Court of Chancery. The Marquis of Caernarvon, only Son to his Grace the Duke of Chandois, is preparing to set out on his Travels, and is, upon his Return, as ' tis said, to be Mar. ried to Lady Anne Egerton, only Daughter of the Duke of Bridgewater. On Monday last, one Dr Fabricius, a Foreigner, who kept a House in Moor- Fields for the Cure of Lunaticks, was Committed to Newgate for the Murder of his Maid Servant, who, ' tis said, had often left his Service for Abuses she had receiv'd from him, and was on the Day aforesaid found horridly Mangled. The Lady D'Aeth of Kent, a daughter of Sir John Narborough, formerly a Flag Officer at Sea, is dead. The Utrecht Gazette, in the Article from Milan of the nth of June, mentions an Alliance offensive and defensive, between France, Spain, and Great- Britain. They write from Deal of the 17th past, that the Henry and Margaret, Nicholas Tinmouth, Commander, was arriv'd there in 40 Days from Sallee, having on board io Sailers and 11 Paflengers, all in good Health ; by which there is Advice, that all the English Captives in Morocco will soon be brought over, pursuant to the late Treacy of Peace between his Majesty and that Go- vernment. Letters from Falmouth of the 24th past bring Ad- vice, that a Fishing Boat belonging to that Place, being about half the Channel over, met a Sloop, and sold her as many Fish as amounted to 10 1 but instead of pay- ing for them, gave them two Bottles of Brandy. The said Sloop was supposed to be a Pyrate newly set out, having upon Deck above 60 Men. They write from St. Jago de la Vega in Jamaica, March 14. thac the Friday before the Commissioners for the High Court of Admiralty sate there for the Tri- al of Pyrates, when Robert Hudson, who run away some Time since fiom the Phoenix Man of War, was con- demn'd for Pyracy. Those Advices add, that a Letter from Antegoa and another from St. Christopher's, were publish'd there by Authority, importing, that several hundred middling Families of Whites, with their working Slaves, were going to remove to Jamaica, upon the Encouragement offer'd by Sir Nicholas Lawes, Governor of the said Island, to the Inhabitants of the Leeward Islands to come and settle there. Letters from the same Place of the 31st of March, bring Advice, that a Proclamation was publish'd there for the Encouragement of the Importation of White People into that Island ; and that thereupon an Address was presented to his Excellency, ( the Governor of jamai- ca) in the Name of three or 400 Families, Inhabitants of the Windward Virginia Islands, offering to come and settle at Jamaica upon certain Conditions, and that the Governor laid the same before the Assembly, and pro. posed, that a Tract of Land on the North East of the said Island ( Jamaica) that lies waste and uncultivated, and thereby is become a Receptacle to Runaway and Rebellious Slaves, should be given to those new Setlers. Bur the Assembly not agreeing to it, they were dissolv'd. The Jamaica Fleet are all come in, except three or four Sail. They write from Chelmsford in Essex, that a young Fellow was committed to the Goal there on Monday last, for a Rape committed on the Body of a Farmer's Maid- Servant: It is surprizingly remarkable that by the Oath made against him, it appears, that he attempted to repair the Damage he had done, with the preposterous Method of Needle and Thread. On Wednesday died the Lady Biddalph at her House at Greenwich. Last Last Monday, the Weight of the Clock of the House of Commons, of about 40 Pound Weight, fell down be- tween two Members, when the House was sitting, but Very providentially did no hurt On Saturday last His Majesty went to the House of Peers and gave the Royal Assent to the Malt Bill and to a Bill to enable the Earl of Arran to purchase the Estate of the late Duke of Ormond, and to some other Publick and Private Bills. Last Wednesday the Lady Blunt and her three Daugh- ters attended in the Lobby of the House of Commons, upon which occasion a Member went into the House and merrily said, there were four of the Richest Beggars in England at the Door. Last Tuesday Night a young Creature about 15 Years of Age drown'd herself in he New- River ; she was Ap- prentice to one that sold Herbs in Fore street near Crip- plegate, and ' tis said, met with a severe Service. On Thursday died the Lady Morden, at her Seat ac Charlton in Kent: She was the Relict of Sir John Mor- den, who built the College on Black- Heath call'd Mor- den- College, her Ladyship is to be buried by her Hus. band in the Chapel of the said College, which was built for decayed Turkey Merchants, but as to the Particulars of this College, we refer our Readers to our next. Last Wednesday Madam Chamberlain a young Maid- en Lady, Neice to the Right Honourable the Lord Hills- borough, was carried down to his Lordship's Seat in Ox- fordshire, in order to be Interr'd. The Chapel that is a Building in Long Acre, is in such forwardness, that they are Covering it over, and tis thought it will be finish'd by Michaelmass Day next. But that in Red- Lyon. Fields, is at a stand at present. Last Thursday a Motion was made that the late South. Sea Directors should be obliged to pay to the Govern- ment the Sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds, and to be allowed to make the best of their own Estates; and we hear that the same will be taken into Consideration on Monday next. The same Day the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Com- mon- Council of this City met at Guildhall, and being acquainted that theie is a Bill now depending in the H. cf L. to explain the Bankrupt Act, in which there is a Clause for all Extents from the Crown to be fully satis. fy'd, before any Commission ot Bankruptcy shall take Place; and a Motion being mide to Petition the House against the said Clause, it was agreed unto, Nemine Con- tradicente, and 1 Committee was accordingly appointed to draw up the said Petition. The Reverend Mr. Samuel Lisle is made Rector of St. Mary le Bow; St. Pancras, Soper. Lane ; and Allhallows, Honey Lane, in the Room of the Bishop of Carlisle, who hath resigned. Last Tuesday Robert Bailis and James Colebrook, Esqs; gave up the Poll, and thereupon Sir George Mer- tins, Knight, and Edward Becher, Esq; were declared Sheriffs cf this City and County of Middlesex for the Year ensuing. We have receiv'd the several Papers relating to the Death of King Charles 2d, especially that found in his Strong- Box after his Death, and the other in his Closet, both written with his own Hand, and publish'd by King James 2d, for which we thank our Correspondent, and shall take care of Publishing them in our next as he re- quires, in Answer to Mr. Mist's Surreptitious Account of that Affair. Last Saturday Night, Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Gran- tham, two Irish Gentleman, Students in the Law, fought a Duel in Garden Court in the Temple ; wherein the former was kill'd, and the other dangerously wound- ed, being run thro' the Body. They had been Fellow. Collegians at Dublin and just before this unfortunate Action supp'd together, being almost inseparable Com. panions; their Quarrel was about a Latin Term for the Fountain in the Temple, The Coroners Inquest having sat on the Body of the deccas'd, have brought in their Verdict Manslaughter. Monday one of His Majesty's Messengers arriv'd here from Stockholm, being dispatch'd by Mr. Finch, His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary at that Court : An Hour before he set out from that Place, a Muscovite Man of War arriv'd in the Harbour, with a Flag of Truce with proposals from the Czar. Commissoners for the Nehemiah Arnold, Nimian Boyd, Robert Brough, Tho. CornwalliS, James Cresset, John Duncombe, John Evans, Kenelme Fawkener, John Felton, John Fowle, Jun. Samuel Grice, Pierce Griffith, Jeremiah Hall, Edmund Herbert, Wm. Huggins, Tho. Jett, Peter Leheup, Wm. Lowther, present State- Lottery,- Wm. Madgwick, . Robert Manning, George Morley, Wm. Murray, Hen. Musgrave, Hen. Nellson, Lewis Newnham, John Nicholas, Charles pulteney, Christopher Rhodes, Wm. Sharpe, Edward Short, John Stockwell Christopher Tilson, Edward Thomas, Hen. Weston, tho, Whitaker, Letters from Paris, July y. say, that it was resolved last Week in the Council of Regency, to oblige all manner of Persons to give in an Account Of all the Estates they have purchased since the Month of July 1718: But it be- ing intended to publish this Ordinance by way of a Decla- ration in the Name of his Majesty, it is believ'd the Parliament have refus'd to register it, otherwise it would have been publish'd before this Time. Mr. Hawes, one of the late South Sea Directors, who had an Allowance of 31l. only out of his Estate, by a Ccmmittee of the House of Commons, was on Wednes- day last allowed yooo 1. more by the whole House Last Thursday there was a Cabinet Council at St. James's, when the Report of the Criminals under Sen- tence of Death, in Newgate, was made by the Recor- der; Barbara Spencer, convicted of High- Treason, for counterfeiting the Coin of this Kingdom, was order'd to be burnt at a Stake in Smithfield, next Wednesday ; Robert Godfrey, William Wetherall, Thomas Rogers, and Jane Worsley, who were convicted of divers other Capital Crimes, were order'd to be executed the same Day at Tyburn. A Monument is erecting in Westminster- Abby, in Memory of Mr. Butler, Author of Hudibras, at the Expence of Mr. Barber the City Printer. Christned, Males 1 59. Females 154. In ill 313; Buried Males 141. Females 217. In al! 459. Decreased in the Burials this Week 18. CASUALTIES. Burnt in his Bed at St. Margaret in Westminster 1; Drowned in the River of Thames at St. Paul at Shad- well 1. Excessive Drinking 1. Hang'd themselves ( being LunatickJ 3. One at St. John the Evangelist, One a Christ- Church in Surrey, and One at St. Dustan at Stepney. Kill'd 3, One by several Bruises in his Body at St. Botolph without Aldersgate, One by a Fall from the Main Yard of a Ship at St. John at Wapping and One by the Kick of an Horse at St. Margaret in Westminster, Threw herself out of a Window at St. Andrew in Holborn 1. Yesterday Bank Stook was 131, India Books flmt, • South Sea Books shut, London Assurance 6. Royal Ext change Assurance 6, Old African 30, New African 30. ADVERTISEMENT. ALL Persons that have any Goods of any kind, in the Hands of Mr Steele, pawn- Broker at the White. Bear in little New street are desired to fetch them away in a Month, or else they will be disposed of, he has left off his Trade and designs to live in the Country. The House is to be Let. LONDON: Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street
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