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

21/10/1721

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Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATuRdAY, OCTOBER. 21, 1721. of Canterbury, A. D. 1017. And to establish the Crown more sure to himself, he banished Edwin ( the Son of King Ethelred,) who for his melancholy and regardless Behaviour, was called The King of Churls. He also sent away Edward and Ed- mond, the Sons of Edmond Ironside. Next he espoused Emma, the Widow of King Ethelred, and Sister to the Duke of Normandy, on this Conditions, That the Issue of her Body by him should Inherit the English Crown. Then calling a Parliament of his Peers to Oxford, he there establiihed these Laws following, viz. That all decent Ceremonies, tending to the Encrease of Reve- rence and Devotion in the Service of God, should be used as need required. That the Lord's Day should be kept Holy. That a Clergyman killing a Layman, or for any other notorious Crime, should be deprived both of his Order and Dignity. That a married Woman, convict of Adultery, should have her Nose and Ears cut off: And a Widow marrying within the space of Twelve Months after her Husband's decease, should lose her Joynture. And amongst many other good Laws he made in the Time of his Princely Government, ( saith my Author,) hath also this, ' We admonish dili- ' gently all Christian Men, that they do always love ' God with an inward Heart, and be diligently obedient ' to Divine Teachers, and so subtilly search God's Learn. ' ing and Laws, often and daily to the Profit of them- ' selves. And we warn that all Christian Men do learn ' to know, at the leastwise, the right Belief, and aright ' to understand, and learn the Pater- Noster and the ' Creed. For that with the one, every Christian Man ' shall pray unto God, and with the other shew forth ' right Belief: He went on Pilgrimage to Rome, where he complained against the excessive Actions, and vast Sums of Money exported by the Pope from the English Archbishops, at such times as they received their Palls from thence. Which the Pope engaged to redress for the future. The Greatness and Glory of this King was such, that some Court Parasites sought to perswade him, that he possessed a more than human Power; but he, to demonstrate the contrary ( being then at Southampton,) caused a Chair to be set on the Shore, when the Sea be. gin to flow, than sate himself in it, and in the Presence of many Attendants thus spake to the swelling Waves; Thou Sea art Part of my Dominion, don't therefore, on pain of Punishment, presume so much as to wet the Robes of thy Price Three Half Pence. Lord. But the unruly Sea swelling on farther and far- ther, first wet his Skirts, then Thighs; so that the King suddenly started Up. and retiring, said Let the Inhabitants of the World know, that the Power of Kings is but weak and vain; and that none is worthy the Name of King, save he that keepeth Heaven, Earth, and Sea in Obedience to his own Will. After which time he would never wear his crown, but therewith crowned the Picture of Christ on the Cross at Winchester, which became a Prize to the Church men. He died in A. D. 103J, and was buried at Winchester. His Issue were, Swein, Harold, Hardi- canute. and two Daughters. In Essex he built the Church of Ashdon, where he had the Victory Of King Edmond. In Norfolk he Founded the Abbey of St. Benets, and in SufFolk the Monastery of St. Edmond, which Saint he much dread- ed. To the Church at Winchester, besides other rich Jewels, he gave a Cross worth as much as the Revenue of England amounted to in one Year. And unto Co- ventry, they fay, he gave the Arm of St. Augustine, which at Papia cost him an Hundred Talents of Silver, and One of Gold. A D. HAroId, for his exceeding Swiftness, Sirnam- ed Harefoot, the base Son of King Canute, in the ablence of Hardicanute, his Father's Son by Queen Emma, was admitted King by the Nobility, and Crowned at Oxford by Elnothus Archbishop of Canter, bury. Which done, for the better securing of his Crown to himself, he sought means to gain Edward and Alfred ( the two surviving Sons of King Ethelred) into his Hands. In order whereunto, he sent to them into Normandy a Letter feigned in their Mother Emma's Name, inviting them over into England for the Recovery of their Right. But when Prince Alfred was according- ly arrived, Earl Goodwin, who pretended great Kind- ness unto him, betrayed him and his small Party brought over with him, into Harold's Hands, who at Guilford committed them to the slaughter; only reserving every Tenth Man, either for Service or Sale. Alfred he sent Prisoner into the Isle of Ely, where his Eyes being put out, he, in short time after, died through Grief and Pain. Queen Emma's Goods Harold confiscated, banish- ed her out of the Realm, and oppressed the English Peo- ple with great Payments. He died at Oxford, A- D. 1040, and was buried at Westminster. A. D- HArdicanute, upon the Death of Harold, was 1040 by the States of the Land, as well English as Danes, invited over from Denmark, to take upon him the Government of the Kingdom, which he accor. dingly did, and was Crowned at London by Elnothus, Archbishop of Canterbury. The dead Body of his half Brother King Harold, he caus'd to be taken up, and to be thrown into the River Thames, which being found by a Fisherman, he buried it in the Church Yard of St. Clements Danes; so called, because the great Burial. place of the Danes. Hardicanute, for the maintaining of his Fleet, impos- ed heavy Tributes on the englifh, insomuch that two of the Collectors thereof, named Thurstane and Feader, were slain by the Citizens ot Worcester, for which fact their City was burnt, and their Bishop Alfred ex. pulsed the See. till that with Money he had purchased his Peace Earl Godwin presemed to this King a Ship, whose Stern was of Gold, with Eighty Soldiers in her, all uniformly and richly suited ; On their Heads they 14 M all CAnute, the Danes, after the Death of Edmond seiz'd upon the other half part of the Kingdom, the English Nobles own. ing him for their rightful King, and swearing Allegiance to him. He was Crowned at Lon- don by Livingus Elstane, Archbishop GREAT BRITAIN. The Continuation of the History of ENGLAND. The DANES. , r 20 all wore gilt Burgenets, and on their Bodies a Triple gilt Habergeon; Swords with gilt Hilts girded to their Wastes, a Battel. Ax (" after the manner of the Danes) on their left Shoulders, a Target with gilt Bosses born in their left Hand, a Dart in the right Hand, and their Arms bound about with two Bracelets of Gold, of six Ounces weight. But as Hardicanute was revelling and carousing at Lambeth, in a solemn Assembly and Ban- quet, he suddenly fell down dead. The Day of whose Death, instead of Laments, was annually celebrated, amongst the common People, with open Pastimes in the Streets. Which time ( being the Eighth of june) is called Hoctide, or Huxtide, signifying a time of Scorn and Contempt, which fell upon the Danes by his Death. He was buried at Winchester. A. D. 1042. About Four Years before the Danes coming into En- gland ( which was near the Year of our Lord 789) Show- ers of Blood fell from Heaven, and bloody Crosses were therewith marked upon Mens Garments- ' tis said also, that after the Danes had seated themselves in England, whilst the English were Drinking, they would Stab them, or cut their Throats ; to prevent which, when the Englishman drank, he requested the next Sitter by to be his Surety or Pledge : Hence our Custom of Pledg- ing one another, ' tis said proceeds; To be continu'd: The Continuation of the Tryal of Col. John Lilburne.- Hawksworth depos'd, That he seal'd it up with three or four Seals and sent it to Colonel Purefoy. Colonel Purefoy sworn. L. Col - Lilb. I except against his Evidence, I was indicted for Crimes against the Keepers of the Liberties of England ( as they call themselves) and he is one of ' em, therefore a Party, and no Witness in Law. Purefoy. I declare this to be the Very individual Book I receiv'd seal'd up from Major Hawksworth, and my Hand is at it. Mr. Attorney observ'd that this was prov'd to be the very same Book which Mr. Lilburne deliver'd Mr. Daf- fern; and that the next thing he was charg'd with, was A Preparative to the Hue and Cry, & c. Mr. Lieutenant of the Tower, I desire you'll speak your Knowledge. Lieut, of the Tower- My Lord Mr. Lilburne gave me such a Book, and I have such another at Home, but I can't swear either to be the same he gave me. Mr. Nutleigh and Edward Radney sworn. L- Col Lilb. Pray what are these Gentlemen ? I ne- Ver saw either of ' em before. Mr. Att Gen- They are my Servants, Mr. Lilburne. Nutleigh. The 14th of September last I saw the Pri- soner deliver this specifical Book to Mr. Attorney, and call'd himself the Author of it, the Erratas of the Prin. ter only excepted. L. Col. Lilb. Let him be ask'd if the Word ( which are many) did not follow. Radney deposed, he saw him deliver the Book, and own'd it ; but neither of them remembered the Words, which are many, to have been added. Lieut, of the Tower. My Lord, I was present, and the Words were, Here is a Book, which is mine, which I will own, the Errata's or Errors of the Printer excepted, which are many. Mr. Att. Gen. averr'd, that this was the individual Book that Mr. Lilburne gave him ; and that there was another in the Indictment, intitled, Theological Fundamental Liberty, See. which had Mr. Lilburne's Name to it, and though he would not own it, he should prove it from his other Books, viz. The Preparative to the Hue and Cry, and Salva Libertate ; that the Prepara- tive he own'd before three Witnesses ; and that Mr. Lieutenant of the Tower received the Salva from his own Hands. Read the Marginal Note, Page a. Clerk reads. See my second Edition of my Book of the 8th of June, 1649. intitled, The Legal Fundamental Liber- ties of the People of England reviv'd and asserted, p. 48, 49. to 63. Mr. At. Gen. This Book hath Mr Lilburne's Name, and he owns it in his Hue and Cry, in the Margin in the jd Page. Clerk, Peruse the Quotations in the 6th and 8th Pages of my foremention'd Impeachment of High- Treason against Oliver Cromwell, as also the 17th and 1 $ th Pages of the se- cond Edition 0f my aforemention'd Book, dated' the 8th of June 1649, intitled, 58; • Mr. Att. Gen. Read the Fourth in the Body of the Book. Clerk. See also the second Edition of my Book of the 8th of June, intitled, The Legal Fundamental, Sec. ' Mr. Att. Gen. Read the 24th Page of the Salva in his own written Hand. Clerk. See also the Edition, & c. the same as before. Mr- Att Gen. Read where ' tis mark'd. Clerk. I have published my Plea against the present Power, in my id Edition, ut supra. Mr. Att. Gen. My Lords, he here, in several Places, owns the Book, viz. The Legal, & c. to be his; I shall now proceed to shew his Words in these Books to make good the Charge against him. and begin with the Act it self, which makes the Fact Treason- Clerk. Die Luna, 14 May 1649 ——— L. Col. Lilb. Hold Sir, first prove that it is an Act of Parliament. Mr. Att. Gen. My Lords, when an Act is pubished, the Court is bound to take Notice of it; but we'll prove it. Lieut. Col. Lilb. Mr. Prideaux, there may be conter, feit Statutes as well as Money; therefore prove it. Nutleigh depos'd, that it was a true Copy which he had examined with the Record at Westminster. L. Col. Lilb- Is he able to depose that it is a true Law in all Parts of it ; and that it has been proclaimed in every Hundred and Market- Town, according to the old Law not yet repealed ? Clerk reads. ' The Act of the 14th of May 1649. ' declaring , That whereas the Parliament had abo. ' lished Kingly Government ; and resolved that the ' People should be Governed by their own Repre- ' fentatives, ' twas enacted, That whoever should ma- ' liciously publish by Writing, & c. that the said Go. ' vernment is Tyrannical, Usurpd, or Unlawful, and ' not the Supreme Authority ; or shall Plot, or en- ' deavour to stir up or raise Force against the present ' Government, for Subversion thereof, or against the ' Keepers of the Liberties of England, or the Council ' of Stare or either of them, shall be deem'd guilty of ' High- Treason : And that whoever, not being an ' Officer or Soldier, should endeavour to stir up any Mu- ' tiny in the Army, or withdraw the Soldiers, See. from ' their Obedience, or should invite or aid Foreigners to ' invade England or Ireland, or adhere to them, or ' counterfeit the Great Seal, shall be likewise deem'd ' guilty of High- Treason, and forfeit, & c. provided ' the Offender be prosecuted within a Year after the ' Offence committed. Mr. Prideaux. Read the other Statute. Clerk reads the Act of the 17th of july 1649, confirms the abovesaid Act, and adds fome other Trea- sons in relation to the Coin. Mr. Att. Gen. My Lords, now we shall make it out from his own Books, that he has declar'd the Govern, ment to be tyrannical, usurp'd, and unlawful. Read his Impeachment, & c. Fol. 8. _ L. Col. Lilb. The Act which I have, does not agree with that which was read, which I design to make use of by and by . ( ' Clerk Reads- The People now see their Slavery and absolute Bondage is like to encrease, under the present tyrannical, arbitrary, new erected, robbing Govern- ment. Mr. Att. Gen. See the Title Page of the last Book. ' Clerk reads. Before a legal Magistracy, when there shall be one, which now there is not. Mr. Art. Gen. See Folio the First. ' Clerk reads. The present Juncto are no Parliament, according to Law or Reason, but are a Company of usurping Tyrants and Destroyers of your Laws, Liber- ties, & c. Mr. Att- Gen. Read the Title Page of the same Book. Clerk. An Impeachment of High Treason against Oliver Cromwell and his Son in Law See. Mr. Att. Gen. Mr. Lilburne is more than a Leveller, he endeavours to pull up the Laws of England by the Roots, for he says there is no Magistracy, and if so, I shall conclude there is no Propriety. To be continu'd They write from Dartmouth of the ioth, th « t the Pilot, Boat with four Men tha, t brought in the F'eoch VelTel from Bayonne, are fcuc to Plymouth, to perform vi'jarantinc. On - it » * » C 2059 ) Letters from Venice, September, 15. O. S say, That the Republick is under some ApprehensionS at present of a Rupture with the Port, upon Account of a Quarrel that happened some Months ago between the Populace of this City, and the Crew of a Dulcignote Vessel that lay jn trie Harbour; in which, indeed, all or most of the latter were kill'd, and their Vessel destroy'd. But they cer. tainly drew that great Misfortune upon themselves by their own Rashness; for upon a scuffle which one of them had on Shore with a Butcher, the whole Company mad enough to fly to their Arms, and fire from their Vessel, indifferently, on all who pass'd . by, and kill'd five or six innocent Persons who had no- thing to do in the Quarrel, but were accidentally going that Way on their several Occasions. This happened to be on a Holiday, when no Magistracy was sitting, and the Doge and Body of the Senate were gone to their Devotions at the Church of St. Daniel ; so that the mischief was done, and the Tumult over, before the Government could meet to Interpose their Authority, This is generally believ'd to be the true State of the Case : But the Turks resent it so highly, that the Grand Vizier sent lately for the Ambassador of this State, and talk'd to him in very rough Terms, and told him, the Grand Signior expected Satisfaction for the Loss of so many of his Subjects, and would be contented with nothing less than two Places he named to him on the Frontiers of Albania. The Republick had this Account fome Days ago by an Express from their Bailo at Con- stantinople, and have since receiVed a second, to ac- quaint them, that the Turks have actually attack'd one of those Places, but without Success, there being four Companies of Foot in it, which beat them off. Our Merchants have Advice, that the St. Antony de Padua, Capt Don Gomes Lima from Brazil, was lately lost near Oporto. Dr Lupton begins his Lectures at St. Paul's in Defence of our Saviour's Divinity, on the first Tuesday of the next Month. Among other Advices from Rome, they tell us, That the Chevalier de St. George has sent an Irish Lord to Madrid, to take Care of his Affairs there, which, his Friends give out, are of greater Consequence than many imagine ; but ' tis to be observ'd, that Grains of Allow- ance must be made for the Sincerity of the Italian News- Writers. SIR, Heidelberg. October i. M. Masius, my Cousin, designing to set out to. Morrow for England, I gladly embraced the Opportunity of sending by him this Letter to you, since I durst not do it by the ordinary Post. The enclosed, which contains an exact Account of the distress'd Pro- testants in this Country, will soon convince you, that their present Condition is not much better than the for- mer ; in regard the Edicts, which have been published from time to Time, for doing justice to those unhappy People, remain unexecuted. The Catholick Clergy and Magistrates have now found out a new Method of op- pressng the Protestants by Mulcts, or Pecuniary Punish- ments, upon various Pretences, the most frivolous that can be imagined. Dr. Mogh, a noted Civilian, who was lately imprison'd for no other Reason than his stand. ing for the Protestants ( when arbitrarily and unjustly fined) is since set at Liberty. He appears still undaunt- ed, tho' he exposes his Life to perpetual Dangers when- ever he stirs abroad ; for the jesuits do not stick to declare openly, that it would be meritorious enough to dispatch him. A Silver Medal has been struck here, having on one Side that Great Man's Effigies at full length, with Boots on his Feet, in the midst of Thi- stles nnd Briars, with this Motto underneath, Ocreatus inter spinas i.. Booted among Thorns. William Bowers, Esq; Son of the late Sir William Bowers, Kt is dead at his Seat in the County Palatine of Durham ; ' tis said, he design'd to stand Candidate for Knight of the Shire for the said County at the next Ele- ction; for Which his Father serv'd a Member formerly in seveal Parliaments. we hear, John Hedworth, Esq; the present Knight of the Shire for the said County Palatine. is recovered from a dangerous Indisposition, after he had been given over by his Physicians On Friday 7 night Baron Sparre, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the King of sweden had private Audiences of their Rcyai Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales to notify the Peace lately con- cluded between his master and the Czar of Muscovy to which he was introduc'd by Sir Clement Cottrell, Kt. Master of the Ceremonies. On Sunday their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess return'd to Leicester House, after having been at the Court of Kensington. On Friday 7. night the Rev. Dr. Waterland was induct- ed into the Living of St. Augustin's near Sr. Paul's, to which he had been lately presented by the Dean and Chapter of the said Cathedral. Monday one Wm. Picket alias Pickard, and one Joseph Williams, were committed to Newgate, being charged upon Oath with having lately commuted seve- ral Robberies in Middlesex and the Counties adjacent. the Countess of Drogheda, Daughter to the Lord Fal- mouth, is very much indisposed at the Bath. A Treaty of Marriage is on foot between the Count de Lippa Son of the Countess of Pigburg, and Mrs. Vanhulen, a Niece of the Dutchess of Kendal. Last Week one Francis Birmingham was committed to the Gate- house for threatening to burn the Cock- Pit Royal. On Friday 7. Night last very late, two Gentlemen, Mr. Bisse and Mr. Crofts, fought a Duel in the Mews, and are both Very dangerously ill of their Wounds j the first was committed to the Gatehouse, and the last, who at first was look'd upon to be in the greatest Danger, was left in the Charge of a Constable. Last Saturday a Bill was found at Hickes Hall, against ore Christopher Samuel Graff, a German Doctor, for a ' Rape committed upon the Body of a Girl of between 11 and 12 Years of Age, and he is fled from justice, The Presentment of the Grand Jury of LONDON. Lond. fT. Ad General' Quarterial' Session' Pacis Domini Regis tent' pro Civitat' London' per Ad- jornament'apud Justice Hall in le Old- Bai- ly, London' die Mercurii seil. undecimo die Octobris Anno Regni Domini nostri Geogij, Dei Gratia nunc Regis Magna; Bri- taniea:. 8cc. Octavo, coram Johanne Fryer, bart Major' Civitat' London' Johanne Pratt, Mil Capital' Justic' dicti domini Regis ad Placita, coram ipso Rege tenend' assignat' Roberto Price, Ar'un' Baron' Scaccarij di. eti domini Regis, Thoma Abney, Mil' Sa- muele Garrard, Bart, Alderman' Civitat' praedicti, Willielmo Thomson, Mil' Recor- dotor' ejusdem Civitat' Francisco Forbes, Mil', Roberto Bailis, Ar' Roberto Heysham, Ar' ac aP Sociis suis Justiciar' dicti domini Regis ad Gaolam suam de Newgate de Pri- sonar' in ea existen' deliber and Assignat'. WE the Grand- Jury of the City of London, sworn to enquire for our Sovereign Lord the King, and the Body of the City of London, on Monday the ninth Day of October, Anno Dom. 1721 in the 8th Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Ld. K. George, of Great Bri- tain, & c. and adjourn'd to Justicc- Hall in the Old- Bai. ley, London It having been represented unto us by this Honoura- ble Court, That His Majesty having been pleased to ex- Press his great Concern for the Welfare of his People, by timely recommending it to the Magistrates in the several Cities and Counties of this Kingdom, to use their utmost Endeavours for preserving the Healths and Lives of his Subjects, as far as humane Help can possi. bly extend, for preventing, by the Blessing of God, the Effects of the dreadful Contagion the Neighbouring Kingdom is yet visited with, from coming upon us. We therefore, in Obedience to the Direction of this Court, and from the just Apprehensions of so grievous a Judgment, which we pray God to avert ; Present it as highly necessary for the keeping the Streets of this City sweet and clean, That the several Scavengers of this City, or those employ'd under them, be strictly oblig'd and enjoyn'd to do their Duty in their Offices by a more frequent Attendance in the Streets, and over- seeing Esm their Rakers, whose Business is to sweep and carry off the Soil. Also we Present it as a very great Nusance, That any, Butchers should kill any Cattle in the publick Markets the Blood of which being let into the Streets may pro. duce ill Effects; as also the great Quantity of Soil and Filth left in and about the Borders of the several Mar- kets within this City by Gardiners Carts, and others, bringing Herbs, Roots, and Fruit thither. And the better to facilitate the cleansing the same, more especially on Saturday Nights, we desire the several Fruit Shops, Herb Shops, and Stalls, may be confined to shut up at a certain Hour, who now sit there till One or Two of the Clock in the Morning. And that this Court would enjoin the Constables and Watchmen, ( who must needs be sensible of the great Quantities of Soil cast into the Streets in the Night- time, when the Inhabitants have shut up their Houses to detect such Persons, and bring them to Justice- And also all such who sweep the Soil and Dirt of their Shops and Houses into the Streets, Lanes, and Passages of this City, leaving it there, whereby the Passengers are much annoyed in their Affairs. Also we Present the defective Pavements in and about the Streets of this City, by reason whereof, much Muck and Dirt is collected and lodged in the Streets : And humbly recommend it to the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of this City ( to whom we return our Thanks for his Vigilance in that Matter) further to en- join the proper Officers of his Lordship's Houshold, to be impartial in detecting and prosecuting all such as shall be found culpable therein. The Pavements being kept in Repair, will both contribute to the Safety of the Passengers, as also to the better cleansing of the Streets And whereas it hath been represented, That Nastiness in the several Prisons in and about this City, may be • Means of creating some contagious Distempers; We humbly recommend it to this Honourable Court, that proper Inspections may be made into them, and Care taken to keep them sweet and clean. But whereas the several Persons, Offenders in the several Instances before- mentioned, at present are un. known to us, we leave it to the Direction of this Ho. nourable Court, to publish such Notice of their Reso. lutions now taken, for the effectual punishing all those who shall be found culpable, in such manner and wise as they shall judge most convenient. Will. Prince, Foreman. Nath. Huthnance. Sam. Edwards. Tho. Cowper. James Cunningham. John Garner. W. Lightbourn. Sam. Righton. Ben. Smith. Per Ordin Cur Robert North. John Shorthasall. John Hill. Joseph Sheppard. Thomas Weslock. Samuel Frere. Tho. Fotheringham. Bryan Robinson. STRACEY. On Thursday His Majesty went to the House of Peers, and made the following most Gracious Speech. My Lords and Gentlemen, Acquainted you, when we parted last, with our hav. ing renewed all our Treaties of Commerce with spain; since which. Peace is happily restored in the North, by the Conclusion of the Treaty between the Czar and the King of Sweden ; and by that which I have made with the Moors, a great Number of my Subjects are delivered from Slavery t and all such of them as Trade to those Parts of the World, are for the future secured from falling under that dreadful Cala- mity. In this Situation of Affairs we should be extremely wanting to our selves, if we negleCted to improve the favourable Opportunity, which this General Tranquili. ty gives us, of extending our Commerce, upon which the Riches and Grandeur of this Nation chiefly depend. It is very obvious, that nothing would more conduce to the obtaining so Publick a Good, than to make the Ex- portation of our own Manufactures, and the Importa- tion of the Commodites used in the Manufacturing of them, as practicable and easy as may be ; by this Means the Balance of Trade may be preserved in our Favour, our Navigation increased, and greater Numbers of our Poor employed. I must therefore recommend it to you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, to consider how far the Duties upon these Branches may be taken off, and replaced without any Violation of Publick Faith, or saying any new Burthen upon my People. And I promise my Self that by a due Consideration of this Matter, the Product of those Duties, compared with the infinate Advanta- ges that will accrue to the Kingdom by their being tak en off, will be found so inconsiderable, as to leave little Room for any Difficulties or Objections. The Supplying our Selves with Naval Stores upon Terms the most Easy and least Precarious, seems highly to deserve the Care and Attention of Parliament. Oir Plantations in America naturally abound with most of the proper Materials for this Necessary and Essential Part of our Trade and Maritime Strength ; and if by due Encouragement, we could be furnished from thence with those Naval Stores, which we are now obliged t0 purchase and bring from Foreign Countries, it will not only greatly contribute to the Riches, influence, and Power of this Nation, bur, by employing our own Colo, nies in this Useful and Advantageous Service, divert them from setting up, and carrying on Manufactures, which directly interfere with those of Great Britain. ' Gentlemen of the House of Commons, It will be a great Pleasure to me, if, in raising the Supplies of this Year, it may be so ordered, that my People may reap some immediate Benefit from the pre. sent Circumstances of Affairs Abroad. I have ordered Estimates to be prepared for the Service of the ensuing Vear, and likewise an Account ot the Debts of the Navy, to be laid before you. You cannot but be sensi- ble of the ill Consequences that arise from such a large Debt remaining unprovided for ; and that as long as the Navy and Vistualling Bills are at a very high Discount, they do not only affect all other Publick Credit, but greatly increase the Charge and Expence of the Current Service It is therefore very much to be wished, that yeu could find a Method of Discharging this part of the National Debt, which of all others is the most heavy and burthensome ; and by that Means have it in your Power to ease your Country of some part of the Taxes, which from an absolute Necessity they have been obliged to pay. My Lords and Gentlemen, The unspeakable Mifery and Desolation that has of late raged in some Parts of Europe, cannot but be a suf- ficient Warning to us, to use all possible Precautions to prevent the Contagion from being brought in among us; or if thefe Kingdoms should be visited with such a Fatal Calamity, to be in a Condition,, with the Blessing of God, to stop it's further Progress. And as all other Provisions will be altogether vain and fruitless, if the Abominable Practice of Running of Goods be not at once totally sup- press'd, I most earnestly recommend to you, to let no other Consideration stand in Competition with a due Care of Preserving so many Thousand Lives. The several Affairs which I have mentioned to you, being of the highest and most immediate Concern to the whole Kingdom, I doubt not but you will enter into lb Consideration of them with that Temper, Uananimity and Dispatch, that the Necessity and Importance of them require. Last Tuesday Morning one Robert Tranter, at the Black Raven in Witch- Street, and one Reason, in Drury- Lane, two of the Sheriff of Middlesex's Officers were commitred to Newgate upon suspicion of mor- tally wounding one Captain Lutterell of the Guards: It seems they arrested him near his own House as he was going to take Water at Surrey Stairs; uPon which he desir'd ' em to carry him to his own House and he would pay the Money, the Debt being only " That when he came there, the Captain desir'd his Lady to fetch down so much Money, and whilst she was gone up, this sad Accident happen'd. ' Tis said, that in the interim the Bailiffs said, they would carry him to the Spunging House, probably upon his refusing to give them such Civility Money as they requir'd ; who said he would not be carried out of his own House, would pay the Money ; and whether he took the pistol to defend himself from beirg forc'd out, we cannot tell ; bat certain it is, he was Slot with his own Pistol, and after Stabb'd in five or six Places, some of them in the The Honourable Francis Howard, Esq; Brother to the Lord Effingham Howard, is made Capt, in of a Troop in the Princess's Royal Regiment of Horse, com- manded by the Rt. Hon. the Ld. Londonderry, in the room of Captain George Walker, deceased Some Days ago died Mrs Parker, Mother to the Countess of Macclesfield, at her Seat near Derby ; up. which Occasion the Ld. Chancellor's Family are going into Mourning. Last Monday the Ld Belhaven set out for Portsmouth, in order to Embark for his Government of Barbadoes. They write from Avignon, that when the Popes Le- gate shut himself up in his Palace, the Populace threa- ten'd to burn it about his Ears, upon which he thought fit to go out every Day on Horsebaek into the Streets, together with the Consuls, & c. to distribute Necessaries where they were wanted, the Burghers themselves being forbid to stir out to fetch them We are inform'd that the Ship of Captain de Wys mention'd in the Hague Article above to be put into the Texel, is the same whose Captain was said to have wrote to the Admiralty of Amsterdam. so that this de- stroys the Report of her having the Plague on Board, by which ' tis hop'd that Rumour of Danger is blown over; notwithstanding some Persons now pretend to hint at another Ships in the Channel. We have Advice, that Admiral Norris is sailed out of the Sound for the North Sea with about 260 Sail of Ships, of whom fifty are Dutch. Captain de Wys, who arrived a few Days ago in the Texel with one of the Men of War of this State, is to put to Sea again as soon as he is re victualled, to cruise on the Algerine and other Rovers. ' tis assured that Earl Cadogan has deliver'd a Memorial to their High- Mightinesses. Last Tuesday Night there was a General Committee of Council, for hearing all Persons concern'd in the Re- port of the Attorney and Solicitor General, for the Re- incorporating th- Borough of Christ- Church in Hamp- shire, who forfeited their Charter some time ago by not duely Electing a Mayor. On Monday last a Grenadier of th: Foot Guards was kill'd by a Corporal of the Guard at Leicester. house,. who he came friendly to see. Last Saturday or Sunday was Committed to Newgate one Arthur Gray a Footman belonging to Edward Daily, Esq; for attempting a Rape upon the Body of Mrs. Murray, Wife of Alexander Murray, Esq said to be his Master's Sister, of which preposterous vile Action we have the following brief Account: That at Mid- night he went to all the Doors, and finding every thing fast and the Family asleep, he went to the Lady's Chamber. and forc'd the Duor open, Arm'd with a Case of Pistols, and a drawn Sword ; one of the Pistols he left at the Door, and approach'd the Bedside with the other in one hand, and a Sword in the other. The Lady being either awake, or disturb'd by the Noise, sat up in her Bed, and ask'd him what he wanted, that he came in such a manner? He told her, he must Lye with her. and made some Advances towards it; but she rea- son'd with him, and told him the Danger and Mischief of it and kept him near half an hour in parley; assur- ing him, that if he would retire and desist from so horrid a Purpose, she wou'd forgive him, and keep it a secret : But this wou'd not satisfy him, for having laid the Sword down, he went to lay his Hand on her; upon which finding her' opportunity, she laid hold of that Hand which held the Pistol, and struggling with him threw him backward against the Wainscot, got the Pistol from him, Cry'd out. Rung a Bell and allarm'd the Family. The Villain thought it then high time to retreat, and took up the P ftel which he laid at the Chamber Door: Some of the Servants being rais'd and opening the Street Door to call the Watch, immagining there was Thieves in rhe House, he slipt out, but was Pursu'd and soon taken, and committed as aforesaid. Since which he has been chargd afresh by a Warrent from the Lord Chief justice Pratt with Burglary, for breaking into and entering the Chamber ; no doubt but this Ladys Name will be celebrated for this signal and resolute defence of her Chastity. IN which our famous British Dames may see, A bright Example of true Chastity. A Story - which to After times may shew What Woman arm'd with virtuous rage can do A Deed, Miraculous in these vile Times, O'er run with Lewdness, and the worst of Crimes When Other Females, by their Passions fed. Wou'd rather steal to some base Footman's Bed Ye British Bards, with Songs record her Story,' And With fam'd Lucrece let her vye in Glory- Who cou d a bastful Villain Force withstand I And risque Honour with a trembling Hand. On Saturday last the Sessions ended at the 0ld Baily. . where the following Persons receiv'd Sentece John James, of Ealing, was indicted for Assauting Dollet Manhood, on the Highway, on the 28th of Au- gust last, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Gold Ring with a blue Stone in it, value 2o . and , os. in Money. The Prosecuter depos'd, That he was robb'd by two Highwaymen of his Money and ring near Hanwcll- Heath, about 5 a clock the Afternoon afore- said; and he was sure the prisoner was one of them. The jury found him Guilty. Death. William Courtney, of St. Giles in the Fields, was in. dicted for breaking and entring the House of James Fillet, on the 9th ot' September last, in the Night time, and taking thence a Silver Chain, 4 Qunces of Gold- Dust, 2 Hand Vices, a Rule, & c. to the valuc of 30 s. the Goods of Nicholas and Peter Ellis. He was a second time indicted for breaking and entering the House of Sa- muel Else, on the 5 th of September last, in the Night- time, and taking thence an Instrument called a Bassons the Goods of the said Samuel Else. Tlx Jury found him Guilty. Death. Ann Lloyd, of St. Bartholomew the Less, was indi- cted for feloniously stealing half a yard of holland value 1 s. a suit of Headclothes Value 2s. a Guinea, and 4 1 6s. in Money number'd, the Goods and Money of William Brittain, in the Dwelling House of the said William Brittain, on the 4th of this Instant October. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant who missing his Money out of his Breeches several times, one Night rose out of Bed and rold it over, and the next Morning mist a Guinea and Half a Crown j and acquainting his Wife therewith she went up to see if it was not dropt out of his Pocket about the Room but not finding it there, look' into the Prisoner's Box, where she found 3 I. 10 s. wrapt up in the holland men- tioned in the Indictment. The Jury found her Guilty. Death. John Dikes, of St. Dunstan at Stepney, was indicted for Assaulting Charles Wright on the High Way, on the 5th of August last, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Penknifes value 4 d. a Steal value 6 d, and 5 s. and 8 d.- i. in Money. The prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going home from London, he was stopt by Isaac Drew and the Prisoner ; that the Prisoner clapt a Pistol to his Breast, and said, If he would not stand quietly he would Shoot him; that they took his Money, Seal, and Penknife from him ; that he was sure the Prisoner was the Person that clapt the Pistol to his Breast. The Jury found him Guilty. Death. John Trantrum, of St Ethelburga, was indicted for breaking and entring the Dwelling House of Jacob De Villa, on the 4' h of this Instant october in the Night- time, and taking thence two Gowns and Petticoats, and 20 Guineas. He was a second time indicted for break- ing and entring the Dwelling House of William Ham- mond on the 16th of June last in the Night- time, and taking thence Plate, Linnen. and other Goods. He was a third time indicted for stealing a Silver Watch and Camblet Riding- Hood. He was a forth time indicted for breaking the House 0f Randolph Walstead, and steal- ing his Goods. To which Indictment he pleaded Guilty Death. Philip Storey, of St. Mary in Whitechappel. was in- dicted for breaking and entring the Dwelling. House of Edmund Juby, on the 18th of September last, and tak- ing thence 20 Hatr. To which Indictment he pleaded Guilty. Death. Burnt in the Hand, 7. C T— - t, Thomas Hill, William Palmer, Elizabeth Miller alias Lyon William Crow, Mary Davis, and Mary Kelley, the two last formerly Convicted. c . - flK ^ 30^ 2 ) To be Transported, 16. Alexander Drummer, John Warminger, Thomas Rice, Elizabeth Parker, William Riches, William Williams, joseph Cannor alias Connor, Elizabeth Baily alias Dil- sington, Elizabeth Crown alias White, James Calf, Thomas Mitchel, Edward Hind, Francis Coudil, John Mitchel alias Michener, John Moore, and Thomas James. To be Whipt, 2. A. C , and Katherin Baker, the last formerly convicted. ,,„ John Smith, ( commnly called Half- hang d Smith) was Fined 40 Marks, to suffer three Years Imprisonment, and find Security for three Years after. Richard Bryan, to stand in the Pillory against King- street End Fined 20 Marks, and to suffer six Months Imprisonment- Dianah Cole, formerly convicted of a Misdemeaor in receiving stolen Goods, in Consideration of her Poverty, and that she had been several Months in Imprisoned, was fined five Marks only. Christopher Matthews, Edward Garment, John Par- rin, Henry Collier, Thomas Alsworth, and Wm. Hey- ford, of St. Mary in Whitechappel, were Indicted for a Nusance, in throwing Blood and Excrements of Beasts into the Strsets ; to which Indictment they pleaded Guilty, and were Fined 40 s. each. 1 he next ensuing Sessions to begin on Wednesday the 6th of December. The Report of the six Malefactors condemn'd last Week at the Old Baily, has been made to the King and Council A Warrant is ordered for the Execution of the five Men next Monday at Tyburn, and Anne Lloyd, the young Girl condemn'd for robbing her Master, is Repriev'd in order for Transportation. Major General Tatten has obtain'd a Grant of a piece of Ground in Whitehall for 32 Years, and is about to build an House thereupon. William Billers, Esq; late one of the Sheriffs of this City and County of Middlesex, was pleas'd to discharge 65 poor Insolvent Debtors, who lay for small Debts in Woodstreet- Compter, at his own proper Cost and Charge ; and we hear the same Gentleman has taken a List of the Names of a great many more Prisoners, in order to their partaking likewise of his great Charity. The sword Blade Company are daily paying off their Notes with the Interest upon them, whereby great crowd; flock continually to their Office in Birchin lane, People being very desirous to lay hold of that valuable Commodity call'd ready Money. On Tuesday one james Atkinson, an Officer at Wood, street Compter, was committed by the Right Honour, able the lord Mayor, for extorting Money from a foreign gentleman whom he had Arrested. Last Thursday one William Wingfield, an Appren- tice, was removed from the Compter to Newgate, being committed for robbing his Master, a Linnen Draper at the Golden Artichoak: in Cheapside, of a considerable quantity of Linnen. Last Thursday Evening a Hamersmith Waterman came to Dorset Stairs, having in his Boat a rich Suit of Cloaths, ten Bottles of Wine, and some other things, leaving his Boy in the Boat whilst he carried some of the Things ashore, a Fellow, drest like a Sailor, came to the Boy, and told him that his Master was Arrested, and carried to a Spunging House in Woodsteet, where he must go to him immediately, and see to get him some Money to release him ; which the Boy believ- ing, the Fellow took the Boat away to the Old Swan, where he pillag'd her of all that was in her, and then left her. Last Wednesday six Convicts were brought from Bed- ford, to the Swan- Inn in St John's Street, in order to be Transported. By Letters which arrived Yesterday from Barbadoes there is Advice, that the Divisions among rhe Inhabi- tants run as high as ever, and that the Lord Belhaven their Governor, is impatiently expected, and the more, because they would know which Side his Lordship will adhere to. | The Attorney and Sollicitor General have given their Opinions, that the Offence of Mary Dalton, in printing and publishing two Libels against the Government, will amount to High- Treason. Christen'd Males 218. Females 169. In all 38^ Buried Males 258. Females 232 In all ' DeCreased in the Burials th. s Week 70, CASUALTIES. Drown'd in the River of Thames at St. Paul at Shad- well 1. Hang'd themselves ( being Lunatick) 3. One at St. Stephen in Coleman Street, one at St. Giles's in the Fields, and one at St. Clement Danes- Shot himself,! St. Dunstan at Stepney r. Overlaid one, Yesterday Bank Stock was 124. India 13s, S. Sea 120. London Assurance 7. Royal Assurance 7, rican 2;. ADVERTISEMENTS. 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