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

28/10/1721

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8 14$ ( 2063 ) THE Weekly Journal: OR, Brltifh Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices f oreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, OCTOBER. 28, 1721. G R E A T- B R I T A I N. The Continuation of the History of ENGLAND.. SAXONS: eDward the Confes- sor, the Son of King Ethelred and Queen Emma, was born at Islip, and after his Father's Death was for his Safety, sent unto the Duke of Normandy, his Mo- ther's Brother; but upon the Death of Hardicanute , the English Nobility ( distaining ail Danish Subjection in vited Edward to return into England, and to execute the Kingly Office. He was crowned at Winchester by Edsine Archbishop of Canterbury, A. D. 1042. He remitted that heavy Tribute of Forty Thousand Pounds Yearly, gathered by the Name of Dane- gilt, which had been paid for Forty Years continuance, out of the Land of all. the Clergy excepted ; Because ( say our ancient Laws) the King reposed more confidence in the Prayers of the Holy- Church, than in the Power of Armies. Then from the divers Laws of the Merci- ans, West Saxons, Danes, and Northumbrians, he se- lected the best, and made them one Body certain, and written in Latin. His Reign was mostly spent in Peace, and Works of Piety, than in Wars and Blood: Only some slight Troubles happened from the Danes, Irish, and Welsh, and also from Earl Goodwin and his Sons, who being very powerful and proud, caused some Mo. lestations in the State. But the Sins of the People, which were then great, procured other Judgments in- stead of War: For in the Month of January, there fell a great Snow, which covered the Ground to the midst of March, whereby Cattel and Fowls in abundance perished And on the next Year following, a strange and terrible Earthquake happened, and withal such Lightnings as burnt up the Corn growing in the Fields, whereby an excessive Dearth ensued. This King, by the Indication of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Goodwin, Earl of Kent, dealt rigo- rously with his own Mother, depriving her of all her Jewels, and other Substance, and committing her to safe Custody in the Abbey of Worwell. And moreover, put her to undergo that over- hard Law Ordalium, which was to pass over nine Plowshare Irons, red glowing hot, barefoot and blindfold- By which Tryal she is said to have acquitted herself; insomuch, that having passed them over before she knew it, cryed, and said, O good Lord, when shall I come to the Place of my Purgation. The King, her Son, hereupon received her into Favour again. And she, in Memory of her Deliverance from his fiery Tryal gave nine Mannors ( according to the Number of the Plowshares; to the Minster of Winchester ( wherein she had that Tryal)' and adorned the same with many rich Ornaments. And the King repenting the wrong he had done her, bestowed on the same Place the Isle of Portland The Causes objected against Queen Emma, and for which she suffered the Loss of her Goods, were her Marriage with Canute, the Capital Enemy of ( Price Three Half- Pence) England, and her neglecting to succour Edward and his Brother in their Exile. The matter objected against her, for which she underwent the Ordalium, was Incontinen- cy of Body with Alwin, Bishop or Winchester . Of this King it is storied, that as he lay in his Bed, in an Afternoon, with the Curtains drawn about him, a certain pilfering Courtier came into his Chamber, where finding the King's Casket open, ( which Hugoline, his Chamberlain, had forgot to shut) he took out as much Coin as he could conveniently carry, and went away. Did the like a second Time. • Came again the third Time; when the King spake to him, and bad him speedily be packing whilst he Was well, adding, that if Hugoline should come and take him there, he should not only lose all he had gotten, but also stretch an Halter. And when Hugoline came, and missing the Money, was greatly troubled; the King wish'd him not to be grieved : For faith he, the Man that hath it, hath more Need of it than we have- When this devout King, lying on his Death- Bed, perceiving those about him to weep and lament, he said unto them, If ye loved me, ye would not weep, but rejoice, because I go to my Father, with whom I shall receive the Joys promised to the Faithful, not thro my Merits, but by the free Mercy of my Saviour, which sheweth Mercy on whom he pleaseth. He died A D. 1066, and with great Laments was buried 4c Westminster. He is said to be the first King that cured that Disease, commonly called the King's Evil. This King, of a little Monastery, Dedicated to Sr. Peter at Westminster, made a most beautiful Church and large, and founded St. Margaret's Church standing by; and this he did for the Discharge of his vowed Pilgrimage to Jerusalem He founded also the College of St. Mary Otery in Devon ; and removed the Bishop's See from Cridington to Exeter. He married Edith, the Daughter of Earl Goodwin ; which Earl took Bread and eat it, in Witness that he was not Guilty of the Death of Prince Alfred ; but as soon as he had received the Bread, he was choaked at the Table before the King at Windsor. A. D. HArold, the Son of Earl Goodwin, notwith- 1066. standing that Edgar Etheling, the Grand- son of Ironside, was the next rightful Heir, yet gained the English Crown to himself; which he set upon his own Head, without all Ceremony and solemn Celebra- tion, none either greatly approving or disapproving his Presumption, save only for the Omission of the Manner and Form of Coronation. But now Harold, to gain and retain the Love of all, lightened the Burthens of Custom and Tribute that his Predecessors had laid upon the People ; was liberal to the Churchmen, repaired their Monasteries, new built that at Waltham in Essex : He created young Edgar Earl of Oxford, and held him in special Favour. And to all Men was affable and kind, whence he much fastened the Hearts of his Subjects un- to himself. But this tranquil Estate Was quickly disturb- ed by the Duke, who first sent his Embassage, claiming Right to the Kingdom of England by the Promise of King Edward, and his ratifying the same with the Con- sent of the State, and by Harold's own Oath given to the Duke, for keeping the Kingdom on his Behalf; and then ( upon Harold's slighting the Embassy.) he made Preparation for gaining of England by Force. But e'er Duke William wirh his Normans arrived on the English Shore, Harfager King of Denmark invaded the Land, ( with whom Tosto, the cruel Earl of Northumberland, 14 N Harold's Harold's Brother, joined) against whom Harold marched, and at a Bridge called Stamford, ( where he was to pass over one Dame made good, for a Time, the Bridge against his whole Host, and with his Ax slew Forty of . his Men, himself at last being slain with a Dart. When the English had gained the Bridge, and were reduced in- to their Ranks, Harold most boldly, set upon the Danes in their Camp, vanquished them, and slew Har- fager and Tosto, with many other Persons of Note, ~ ii gained an exceeding rich Booty; both of Gold and Silver, then seized on their great Navy. To be continu'd. The Continuation of the Tryal of Col. John Lilburne. L. Col. Lilb. Mr. Prideaux, it's not long since you suffer'd the same Aspersion, and were pen'd down in a black Bill to my Knowledge ; pray who were the great, est Rooters those who endeavour'd to prevent the Mis- chief, or those who gave the Cause ? And your Inference is very strange, since Propriety is antecedent to Magistra- cy and first in being ; I wish your Practices were as consonant therero as my Principles. Mr. Art Gen. Read the second Page at the Mark Clerk read I shall hinder ( as much as I am able) all Ad- dresses to the usurpingTyrants as a Parliament, See. Mr. Att. Gen. Head also Page 28. > Clerk. Most of our present Juncto and their new- fram'd Council of State most go to Tyburn or Tower Hill, & c. Mr. Att . Gen. Read the 11th Page of his Book call'd The Apprentices Out cry "<:• Clerk. We are oblig'd to take no more notice of the Men sitting at Westminster, than as so many Tyrants and Usurpers, & c Mr, Att. Gen. Read Page 2 Clerk, Your Officers have often stil'd ' em no better than a Mock Parliament, ' a Shadow of a Parliament, & c. Mr. Att. Gen. Read Page 3 at the Mark. Clerk. Misery, Poverty. & c never were so extremely un- der the most tyrannical of our Kings, as under these pretended Friends, & c. , Mr. Att. Gen. Read Page 4. Clerk. And nothing but the groundless Wills of these Men of Blood rageth and ruleth over us, & c. _ Mr. Att Gen. Take this Preparative of The Hue and Cry after Sir Arthur Haslerig, and read Page 1. Clerk. Those Men now sitting at Westminster are no Par- liament on the principles of Law or Reason; Mr. Att. Gen Read Page 3 and 4. Clerk. They promise to amend, and proceed according to Law ; but Sir Arthur Haslerig having no regal or parlia- mentary Commissions, not so much as from the present Nothing or illegal Juncto, & C. Mr. Att. Gen Read Page 41, of The Legal and Fundamental Liberties of England, & c. Clerk. That the present Supreme Authority fought against both King and Parliament, rooted out all legal Magistracy, and left none but themselves; and could be compar'd to none but Murderers and Robbers, having no more just Right than so many Algier Pyrates, & c. Mr. Att. Gen. Read Page 56. Clerk. That that Company at Westminster, who gave Commission to try and execute the King, were no more a lawful Parliament than one chosen by a Com- pany of Thieves, to judge and hang any Person they had prevail'd over by Force & c. Mr. Att. Gen Read the Title Page. Clerk The Legal Fundamental Liberties, & c. as in the Indictment. Mr. Att. Gen. Read Page 2. Clerk. Sir, I will stiII stie you Mr Speaker, altho' but to Col. Pride's Juncto or Parliament, and not the Nation's, for they gave him no Power to issue Writs to elect a Parliament. ( And again; I desire you'll acquaint the House that Oliver Cromwell's a willful Mur- derer. & c. Mr. Att Gen, Read Page 28. Clerk. The King never acted the like Tyranny, and yet by St. Oliver's means lost his Head; and Oliver and his Parliament have pluck'd the House of Lords up by the Roots, & c. Mr Att Gen. Read Page 37. Clerk. That they have had as much Power over their Parliament now sitting, as a School Master ever had over his Boys, & c. Mr. Att. Gen. Read Page 58. Clerk. The present Men in Power have trod all Li- berties under Foot, and set up their Tyranny by the Sword, & c. L Col. Lilb. Pray Sir, are those Quotations verba- tim in the Indictment ? Mr. Att. Gen. No, we say you publish'd those among other Clauses and Things in the Books, and pro- duce no Books but those charg'd in the Indictment, Read Page 68 and 72. # Clerk. That the High- Court of Justice is unlawful if those who set it up were a legal Parliament, which they were not, but a pack of traiterous tyrannical Usur- pers, & c. and they being no Parliament, the other is no Court of justice. Mr Att. Gen. Now read in The Salva Lebertate, at the Mark. Clerk- That a Paper Warrant, from any; pretended Power now visible, was not valid, because Fairfax had broke the Magistracyv and set up pretended Magistrates, and amongst ' em the Attorney- General, in opposition to whom I will spend my Blood, & c. Mr Att Gen. observ'd, That in these Books ' twas said the present Government was a Mock- Power, a ty. rannical, usurp'd and, unlawful Authority; That they were Murderers, Thieves and Robbers, no Parliament, but Thorns Pride's Jucto, Destroyers of the Liberties, & c. and he hop'd the Court and Jury were sensible that the Proof was clear, as to Mr. Lilburne's publish- ing those Books, which he thought was sufficient with, out further Charge; however he should proceed to prove likewise, that Mr. Lilburne had plotted and contriv'd to raise Forces to subvert the present Government, tho' what had been already said ( being declar'd to the Army} was sufficient Proof thereof, and order'd the fifth Page of his Book intitled, An Impeachment of High- Treason( & c. to be read ; wherein he says, That he hop'd the People would make the Scheme in his Book, call'd The Agreement of, & c. their final Centre for a Settlement of Peace in the distracted Nation, for that in the late Wars the King's Party were merely selfish, the Pres- byterians no better, and the present Independents only dissembled an Interest for the People's Liberties, when ' twas chiefly for themselves, and to set up the false Saint and villainous Murderer, Traytor, & e, Oliver Cromwell, & c. Mr. Att. Gen. order'd the seventh and eighth Pages to be read, where he says, That the People of London should write to their Friends to fend two Agents from each Country, to consider with those Agents they them- selves should chuse, to settle the Principles thereof, that what they concluded on might be as a Standard to flock to, and not side either with the Pride and Fooleries of the present Power, join'd with Owen Roe O- Neale, or with the Prince's Will, unless he or they would ac. quiesce to those settled Principles; and, on those Terms, he did not see but they might justly join with the Prince, who had a large Pretence of Right; and be. liev'd, if he came in by the Hands of English Men, and by Contract of the said settled Principles, three great Plagues would be avoided, viz. Free Quarter, Taxes, and Excise, and the People again live in Peace and Safety, whereas now under St. Oliver there's nothing but cutting of Throats, and daily Increase of Bondage and Slavery, 8cc. Mr. Atr. Gen. Now, my Lord, we shall come to his Agreement of the People, & c. which strikes at the Root of all Government. L. Col. Lilb. Pray, Sir, see if it be not licens'd; and if so, question the Licencer. Mr. Att. Gen. We shall question the Author; read Page 2 and 3. Wherein he says, That the Supreme Power shall be lodg'd in the People's Representatives, to the Number of 400 Persons and no more, the Places for and manner of Election, with the Salary for Subsistence, to be set- tled by the present Parliament, who are to act as a Par- liament till August 1649, and then end ; and the new Representatives to commence and sit the first Thursday after, and if this Parliament should omit or be hinder'd from settling such Election, that they should be elected at the same Places, and in the same manner as usual, and the like Number also; but that such Persons should not be Electors or elected as are excepted in the first third, and fourth Heads of the said Book, call'd The Agreement, & c. and that all Laws made or to be made contrary to this Agreement should be void. 0n , C 2C65 ) On Friday the House of Lords waited on His Majesty witb the following Address. Most Gracious Sovereign, We your Majesty's most Dutiful and Loyal Sub. jects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Par- liament assembled, beg Leave to return Your Majesty our most hearty Thanks for your Majesty's most Graci- ous Speech from the Throne ; and for the great Com- passion you have shewn to such of your Subjects as have had the Misfortune to fall into the Hands of the Moors. And we do at the same time congratulate your Majesty upon the Success of your Endeavours in restoring the General Tranquility of Europe. And we assure your Majesty, That, as the several Particulars you have been pleased to mention to us, are Instances of the greatest Affection to your People, and the tenderest Concern for their Interest and Security , so We will on our Part consider, with all Temper, Unanimity, And Dispatch, what your Majesty has been pleased to lay before us ; and will do all in our Power towards attaining the great and good Ends your Majesty has so graciously recom. mended to us in Favour of the Trade, Ease and Safety of your People. His Majesty's most Gracious ANSWER. My Lords, IThank you for this Loyal and Dutiful Address. The Zeal you express for my Person and Government, and for the Interest and Happiness of my People, gives me great Satisfaction. On Saturday the House of Commons waited on His Majesty with their dutiful and loyal Address: In which they return him their Thanks for his most Gracious Speech from the Throne ; congratulate him upon the happy Establishment of a general tranquility through- out Europe ; and express the grateful Sense of His Majesty's paternal and affectionate Concern for the Wel- fare and prosperity of this Kingdom, in recommending to their Care and Consideration the extending of our Trade, the improving and exporting of our own Ma. nufactures, the importing Naval Stores from His Ma- jesty's Colonies and Plantations in America, and in pro- curing the Redemption of his Captive Subjects ; and to assure His Majesty, that they will chearfully raise the Supplies necessary for the Service of the ensuing Year, and endeavour to find out Means for discharging such Part of the Narional Debt as is most grievous and burthensome, in such a Manner as may enable them to comply with His Majesty's earned Desires, to see the Country eas'd of some Part of the Taxes, which, from an absolute Necessity, they have been obliged to pay ; that they will not be wanting in their utmost Endea- vours, to prevent the Contagion from being brought in- to these Kingdoms; or, in case we should be visited with such a fatal Calamity, to do all that is possible to stop its further Progress. His Majesty's most gracious Answer; " I return you my Thanks for the Assurances you " give me in going thro' the weighty Affairs now be. " fore you. with unanimity and dispatch, and I pro- " mise myself from your Experience, true Zeal, and " Application, that my good Wishes for the Welfare and " Prosperity of my People, will be render'd effectual. On Saturday Night last Sir John Norris arriv'd in Town, and the next Day waited on His Majesty at St, James's. The famous Mr. Law, and his Son, who came over with him are likewise arriv'd in Town. This Gentle- man has obtain'd His Majesty's most gracious Pardon and the Appeal which stood against him, has been like, wise withdrawn. We hear, that the Earl of Montrath of Ireland is to be married to the youngest Daughter of the Earl of Brad- ford. There is Advice, that the Betty, Captain Steed, from Alicant, laden . with Wine. Oil, & c, having run on Shore in Sandown Bay, was Bulg'd, and sunk The Lord Mayor of this City has distributed his Or- ders to all his Officers, to be diligent in inspecting the two Compters, Newgate, Ludgate, and the Fleet Pri- sons ; and to give Charge to the respective Keepers of those Goals, that they be made clean twice a Week, and kept free from all Filth and Nastiness That Orders' are also issued to all Butchers and Market People not to bring any Meat to Market which had been afflicted with, or died of any Distemper, on Pain of being se- Verely Fin'd and Prosecuted for the same.. A Butcher is under Prosecution for exposing to Sale such Meat as was hardly fit for Dogs ; and his whole Stock, which was the Carcasses of five Sheep ( which he own'd he had bought for a Trifle were burnt in the Neighbourhood where he lives. ' Tis hop'd this will be a Rule for the Magistrates of other Cities and Market- Towns. We hear a Marriage was lately consummated in Scot- land, between the Dutchess of Beaufort, Relict of the late Earl of Dondonnald, and Cockran, Esq: Relation of the said Earl's. The Rev Dr. Waterland is appointed to Preach before the Sons of the Clery, upon the Day of their ensuing Feast. The Ld. Mayor Elect hath appointed the Rev. Mr. John Berryman of Foster Lane t0 be his Chaplain. And his Brother the Rev Mr William Berryman, Chaplain to the Bishop of London, is to Preach at St. Paul's upon the 5th of Nov. next. They write from Cadiz, that the Captain of a Dutch Merchant Ship being attack'd by a Sallee Rover upon the Coast of Portugal, he made a brave Defence ; till at last being Boarded by 36 of the Enemy and seeing no other Way to avoid slavery, he order'd Fire to be set to his Powder, and blew up the Ship with himself, and all that were on Board. The following Account of Mr. Knight's Escape from the Castle of Antwerp, has been receiv'd by express. Brussels, Oct. 29. ' This Evening at seven a clock the Marquess de Prie received by an Express from the Lieutenant Governor of the Castle of Antwerp the News of Mr. Knight's being escaped. The Lieuten- ant Governor writes, that about eight this Morning, the Cantinier acquainted him that neither Mr. Knight nor the Serjeant who had been appointed to guard him were in his Lodgings ; that the Serjeant's Regi- mental Clothes and Scarf were left in Mr. Knight's Chamber, and that a large Hole was made in the Wall of the adjoyning Room where Mr. Knight's Servant lay, next to which Room was an empty Barrack: That upon this the Lieutenant Governour went him- self to the Lodgings abovementioned, and finding every thing as the Cantinier had reported, he imme diately directed the Gates of the CAstle to be shut, and published an Order, that on pain of Death no Person should presume to conceal the said Knight, or the Ser- jeant to whose Care he was entrusted ; That at the Time of the Lieutenant- Governour's writing near an Hour having past, and hearing nothing of either of them, he believed they might be fled in disguise for Holland, wherefore he had sent the Adjutant of the Castle towards Mordyk, with Power to command the Assistance of all Persons to retake them if he could dis- cover them, and had sent another Person Express to Lierre to have them stopt in case they should attempt to pass that Way. The Marquess de Prie presently gave Notice of this to Mr. Leathes, who immediately dispatched his Secretary to Liege, where it was judged that Knight would probably retire and hope to be sheltered, and other Persons to such Places where it might be supposed he might pass in his Flight, par- ticularly to Ruremond and Mrestricht, those Towns as well as Liege, being the most likely Places for him to cross the Maese, and to Cologne, where he would most probably pass the Rhine if he attempts to go to. wards Germay; the said Secretary and the other Per- sons employed in the Pursuit of Knight being furnished with proper Instructions for the discovering and appre- hending him. It is now said, that the Men thrown overboard of the Dutch Frigate, died of the Bloody- Flux. Last Monday the Marquis de Puozo Bueno, the Spa- nish Minister, had a private Audience of His Majesty at Kensington, and presented a Letter to his Majesty to the King of Spain, notifying the Marriages of the Infanta with the Most Christian King ; and of the Prince of Asturias with Madamoiselle de Montpensier. Last Thursday 7 Night the Count de Lippe, a German No- bleman, was married to Madame Inhoussen, N. ece to her Grace the Dutchess of Kendal. . ,, The same Day the Earl of Warwick was introduc'd into the House of Peers. SiR Clerkenwell, Oct. 25th, 1721. tHE other Day I was present at a Debate which arose in Company, between one who profess'd an Esteem for the Bishop of Hereford ( late Bangor) and another of the flaming High- Church Principles, whose Mouth was fill'd with bitter Railings and curses against that celebrated Prelate: to all which the former Very Modestly and Soberly reply'd, that he well knew the Cause why his Lordship was favour'd with the Revilings of that Party, because he put their Prin- ciples out of Countenance' by a truly Christian Life and Convention; by his Humility, Charity, and Mo- desty, which his Adversaries are little acquainted with. I can hardly express the Fury which this kindled in the Breast and Countenance of the High- Church Advocate, his Eyes perfectly darted Fire, and his Choller for a while was like to have Choak'd him, but recovering himself a little, he cou'd not forbear shewing of what Party he was by his ill Manners ; and by that irrefragi- ble Type of. the Party, of branding his Antagonist with the Name of Presbiterian- Who very Modestly made Answer: That it was well known he constantly fre- quented his Parish Church, and that even he wou'd scarcely have had the least reason to call him so, had he taken the proper Methods to be able to prove what he said. But this Modesty had no Effect, for instead of serving as a Reproof to the other, it had a quite contra- ry Tendency, and Enflam'd his furious Zeal out of all manner of Bounds; as if Religion conlisted in Noise and Scurrility, and the Church had no Friends, but those who were ready on every trifling Occasion, or rather on no Occasion at all, to swear, bully, and fight for it. How much further do's the Charity of Infidels extend to us, than that which one Christian shews to another, Nay , Christians who breathe the same Air, profess the same Religion, and communicate out of the same Cup: So near I'm afraid, do our High- Church Zealots come to the Rancour of the Papists, that they will hardly allow Salvation to Any who do not fly the same exalted Pitch with themselves: On the Subject of this unaccountable Animosity. I shall beg Leave to quote a Passage out of the Turkish Spy, enough to put our High Church Friends out of Countenance, if they can Blush at all, where ' that Writer in his Account of the Christians, may serve ' em as a charitable Lesson to govern their Passions by . ' For the Nazerens, says he to give them their due, fall short of the True Faithful in believing the Resurrection not in Immortality to come, they consign the Bodies of the Dead to their Sepulchers, with Solemn Rites of Religion, perfuming them with Incense, and sprink- ling them with Holy Water: Rehearsing also certain Sacred Hymms and Piayers appointed for that pur- pose. Neither do they neglect to fast, and give Alms, to perform any Pious Office, which is practis'd by the Mussulman's for their Friends who are gone to the In- visible State, they agree with us in abundance of good Things, and if they mix some Superstitions and Er- rors, let us pity their Weakness, and praise God who guides us into the right Way, and suffers us not to be seduc'd into the Way of Infidel'. he is the mercifiil of the Merciful, and Joy of the Elect, and the Hope of all Nations, should he punish Men according to their hourly Demerits, the'Earth would soon be depopulated, and void of any other Inhabitants save the Beasts But he knows our Mold, and remembers that we are no more then a mere Froth or Spume of the Elements, and that In a little time, by the Course of Nature. we shall vanish like Bubbles which yield to every blast of Wind, therefore he spares us, and contrives at our Infirmities, because he is the lover of Souls. ' I speak this as an Incentive to Charity among our selves, and to our Fellow Mortals. It seems to me unreasonable, that we should pursue with inexorable hatred to all the Followers of Jesus He was a Holy Prophet, humble, mild, chaste and harmless He did many good Works himself, and commanded his Disci- ples to immitate his Example. He rebuked those amongst them, that would have call'd down Fire from Heaven ' to consume his Enemies, in enjoyning them to return ' Blessings for Cursings, Prayers for Blasphemies, and ' good for Evil. There are those amongst them, who ' obey his Precepts; as for the Wicked, I am not their ' Advocate ; If the greatest Part of the Christian ' live contrary to Law of Messias, let us consider also ' how many Hypocritts. Libertines, Hereticks, Atheists ' there are amongst those who profess the Mussulman ' Faith ; doubtless there are good and bad of all Reli- ' gions and its impossible to find an Assembley of just ' Men without a Mixture of Sinners. We that are the Posterity of Ismael, and Worship the ' Eternal after the manner of our Fathers, who follow'd ' the Pattern of Ibrahim the belov'd of God, cannot ' deny but that the Law of Moses was of Divine Origi- ' nal; and yet it contains precepts and Injunctions to * which we are wholly Strangers in our Practice, tho' ' the Jews, who are the Descendants of Jacob, obey them to this Day. ' ' So we believe what the Alcoran says of the Messias, ' that he is the Breath and Word of God; that he heal'd ' Diseases rais'd the Dead, wrought many other Miracles. ' and preach'd the true Heavenly Doctrine. Yet there's ' abundance of Difference between the Ceremonies which the very Apostles us'd in the Service of God, and the ' Worship established by Mahomet our Holy Lawgiver, ' But he tells us that they who live up to the Law of ' Jesus, shall go to Paradise as well as the Musselmans- ' As for our Difference with the People of Jesus in ' matters of Worship, it ought not to make us forget ' that we are Men compounded of the same Flesh and ' Blood as they, and for ought we know God who made ' all the Nations of the Earth, may accpt of their Cere- monies. ' The use I make of this, is to shew, which I think 1 is plainly done by this Infidel's Epistle, that a Mahometan ' shews a greater spirit of Humanity, and Morality than ' Christians do one to another; I speak particularly of ' High- Church Christians, who Envy, Curse and Rail at ' those that live better Lives than themselves. I am Sir, & c. The Right Hon; House of Lords are adjourn'd till Tuesday next, and have order'd a Call of their House on Thursday next come sev'night — On Wednesday last was published the following Pro. clamation. GEORGE R. ; .' WHereas several Parts beyond the Seas continue to be grievoufly afflicted with the Plague: We being deeply sensible of the unspeakable Miseries our Subjects would suffer if our Dominions should be visited with so fatal a Calamity ; and putting our Confidence in Almighty God ( who out of His infinite Goodness and Mercy has often preserved these Nations from in. minent Destruction) that upon our Humiliation and Re- pentance, He will not cease to be Gracious, but will vouchafe His Blessing to us and our People, by averting so severe a Judgment ; Have resolved, by the Advice of our Privy- Council, That a General and Publick Fast be observed, that both we and our Subjects may humble our selves before Almighty God, and may, in a most devout and solemn Manner, send up our Prayers to the Divine Majesty, to implore His Protection and blessing, to avert all those Judgments which our manifold Sins have deserved, and to continue his Mercies, and to perpetuate the Enjoyment of the Protestant Religion among Us and Safety and Prosperity to our Kingdoms and Domi- nions : We have therefore thought fit, by the Advice of our Privy Council, to issue this our Royal Proclamation hereby appointing and commanding, that such General and Publick Fast be observed throughout that Part of our Kingdom of Great Britain called England, the Do- minion of Wales, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweed, on Friday the eighth Day of December next And for the better and more orderly solemnizing the same, we have given Directions to the Archbishops, and the Bishops of England, to compose a Form of Prayer suitable to this Occasion, to be used in all Churches ® Chapels, and other Places of Publick Worship, and to take Care the same be timely dispersed throughout their respective Dioceses. And we do strictly charge and Command, that the said Publick Fast be religioully ob- served by all our loving Subjects, as they tender the Favour of Almighty God, and upon Pain of suffering such Punishment as we may justly inflict upon all m X 20^ 7 ) shall contemn or neglect the Perfomance of so Re- ous and Necessary a Duty. Given at Our Court at St James's the Twenty third Day of October, 1721. In the Eighth Year of Our reign. God save the KING. We hear that his Excellency the Portuguese Envoy ing signified to our Court, that he had wrote to the g his Master upon the Subject of the Imprisonment Mr. Wingfield and Company, the Orders for equip- ng a Squadron to go to Lisbon have been suspended, his Excellency shall receive an answer to his Letters. On Tuesday the young Prince took the Air in St- mes's Park. .. their Royal Highnesses walk'd also in the same Place about two Hours Great Preparations are making for Solemnizing the aniversary of the Birth Day of the Prince of Wales, which happens on Monday the 30th Instant, at which some their Royal Highnesses Footmen are to have new liveries. The Court goes into Mourning for a Month, for the death of the Dutchess Dowager of Tuscany. The Arch Bishop of York being come to Town, ap- ii'ed on Thursday in the House of Lords. The Candidates for a Member of Parliament for the rough of Tewesbury in Gloucestershire, in the room the Lord Lechmere, are the Lord Gage, and Colonel ad. Those for Woodstock, in the room of Sir Thomas Wheat deceas'd, are his Son Sir Thomas Wheate, Bart. i Crispe, Esq; Last Wednesday Morning the celebrated Civilian .. Henchman, who was one of Dr. Sacheverell's uncil on his Tryal before the House of Lords, having stain'd irreparable Losses, in the South Sea, wounded himself in the Breast, but there are great Hopes of his recovery. The same Night one Johnson an Attorney in Chancery, oe, hang'd himself at his own House. ' Tis said that ing had some Words with his Wife, who lately lain in, nt down Stairs into the Cellar, and with his Garters J to the Lock of the Colehole Door committed this self- Murder, being found on his Knees. One Mr. Charlesworth, a noted Sollicitor, having ought his Habeas Corpus, was on Wednesday carried m Newgate to Westminster, in order to be bail'd before J Court of King's Bench; but the Informations against n being for the Highway, he was remanded back to prison. One John Barton is committed to Newgate for strang- ; g his Wife, the Coroner's Inquest, who have exami- d into that matter, have brought it in wilful Murther d he also is put into Irons. We hear the Officers appointed by the Lord Mayor, d Justices of Middlesex and Westminster, have been diligent in their Discovery of Nusances, that a con- siderable Number of Persons, who have been seen to ift forth in the Street, Ashes, Dirt, and other Filth ; e to be presented at the next Sessions of the Peace, for eir said Offences. On the 18th Instant the Marquess de Puozzo Bueno, Catholick Majesty's Minister, had Private Audiences of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of . wales, to notify the Marriages of the Infanta with his m0st Christian Majesty, and of the Prince of Asturias with Madamoiselle de Montpensier; to which he was conducted by John Inglis, Esq; Assistant Master of the ceremonies. On Wednesday Mr. Newsham play'd his new inven- ed perpetual Water Engine to quench Fire, before the lord Chancellor at his House in Lincolns- Inn Fields, which gain'd great Applause. The Lord James Haye, Brother to the Marquis of tweedale, being arrived with Sir John Norris, from the baltick, where he had the Misfortune to kill a Gentle. man in a Duel, and was Try'd by a Court- Martial for the same, and honourably Acquitted, waited on Thurs- day last on His Majesty, and was graciously receiv'd. On Sunday Ngiht last, one Mr. Pritchard, a Gentle, man who formerly had a good Estate in Salop, which was Mortgaged to the late Earl of Bradford, died suden- ly, at the George Inn in Drury- Lane, where he had taken up his Quarters for that Night. There were Se- venteen Guineas found in his Pockets, and three bright Keys, which portent some greater Treasure at his real Lodgings, which connot yet be discover'd, tho' for se- veral years past, he had gone about the Streets, in the Habit of a Beggar, craving Alms. They write from Avignon, October 12. That the Con- tagion rages extreamly in that City The Number of the present Sick is computed at four Hundred. Some Days ago. the Convene of Celestine Monks was taken away by force, for the use of Persons recovering of the Contagion. There are three Infirmaries in that City, and at present, about fifty Persons die in a Day This City suffered much from the Malignancy of the Distem- per: However, a Surgeon is just come from thence, and reports, That there are hopes of the Recovery of Forty Persons. On the 21st the said Minister had a Private Audience of their highnesses the young Princesses, to notify the same ON Sunday his Excellency gave a noble Entertainment to a great Number of our Nobility, and Foreign Mini- sters, and other Persons of Distinction, on Account of the said Marriages ; and the next Night he treated the Ladies. Last Saturday Sig. Pucci, Secretary of the Great Duke of Tuscany, notified the Death of the Great Dutchess, to His Majesty , and to their Royal Highnesses The famous Mr. Law and his Son have taken Lodg- ings near Hanover square, and are every Day visited by great Numbers of Persons of Distincton. They write from the Downs of thc 25th Instant, that His Majesty's Ships the York, Prince Frederick, Dorset- shire, Kingsale, and Gosport, were newly come in there. We hear, Mr. Lowther, late Governour of Barbadoes, will, in a Day or two appear at the King's Bench Bar at Westminster, to Plead his Majesty's most Gracious Pardon, pursuant to the late Act of Indemnity. On Tuesday last, a Footpad, having put on the Ap- pearance of a Gentleman in a Silk Night- Gown, & c. robb'd several Passengers between London and Clapham but a Gentlewoman that he had robb'd giving Notice of it to a Neighbouring Constable, he went out and took him, and being carry'd before a Magistrate, he was com- mitted to the Marshalsea We hear, that His Majesty has been pleas'd to grant a Pension of 3000 I per Annum to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Stairs, for his Lordship's good and faithful Services done to His Majesty, during the whole Course of his embassy at the Court of France. The two Regiments of Foot, commanded by Brigadier Bisset, and Col. Otway, which belong to the Establish- ment of Ireland, are order'd to be ship'd forthwith for that Kingdom. Richard Merrit, Esq; Wardrobe- Keeper and Keeper of his Majesty's privy Lodgings, at the Royal at Hamp- ton Court, is dead, and is succeeded by a Son of Mr. Huggin, Warden of the Fleet. They write from Petersburg, Sept. 18- That the Marriage of Prince Poop was celebrated with the utmost Magnificence, and on that Occasion their Czarish Ma- jesties and the Duke of Holstein took Part in the Diver- sion of a Masquerade, of which Prince Menzikoff had the Direction. Above three Hundred Persons of the first Quality, differently disguis'd, form'd several Cands, who went to receive the new Marry'd Couple as they came out of thc Church, and conducted them to the Feast that was prepar'd in the Hall of the Senate. The Czar himself, in black Velvet, drest like a Dutch Skipper, led up the Van of this illustrious Company : He was pre- ceedcd only by Lieutenant General Butelin, and the Ma- jors General Gollowin and Chermohoi, who beat the Drum before. Beside that Prince march'd the Czarina his Consort, disguis'd in the Habit of a Dutch Peasant's Wife, with a Basket of Eggs on her Arm. The Duke of Holstein and the Lords of his Retinue, like French Vineyard men, with Bunches of Grapes in their Hands, followed to the Sound of several Instruments, that went immediately before the Bride and Bridegroom : The Re_ past was equally magnificent, and follow'd by a Ball that lasted all the Night. The next Day in the Afternoon, the same illustrious Company went to take the new. marry'd u) 0 f- loi Increas'd in the Burials this Week 11- CASUALTIES. Drowned in the River of Thames 3. One at St. Olave in Southwark. One at St. Saviour in Southwaik, and one at St. Catherine by the Tower. Murder'd 2. One at St. Giles's in the Fields, and one at St. Clement Danes. Overlaid 2. Yesterday Bank Stock was 121. India 137- S Sea 117. London Assurances 7. Royal Exchange Assurance 7. African 25. LONDON: Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Fryers, near Fleet- Street- marry'd Couple in their Hotel, and conducted them to the Harbour, where a great Number of Barges, hand- somely adorn'd, were waiting for them-, After their Re- turn from taking the Air on the River, a noble Supper was provided for them at the Post Office, and the third Day, Prince Menzikoff treated the whole Court, and re- ceiv'd and serv'd his Guests, cloath'd in an Habit like those that are worn by the Burgomasters of Hambourg: And Yesterday, to crown the Festival, a new Vessel was lanch'd by the Czar's Order, in Presence of the Com- pany, whom afterwards, Admiral Apraxin diverted in his Hotel with a Combate of a Lyon against a Bear. On Thursday the 9th of November next, a Sessions of Oyer and Terminer and Goal Delivery will be held at Justice Hall in the Old- Baily, for the Tryal of Offences committed upon the High Seas, within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England. The Coroner's Inquest having sat upon the Body of the late Capt. Lutterel, who was kill'd by the two Bailiffs, brought in their Verdict Willful Murder ; upon which they were charged in Newgate by the Coroner's War. rant, with the Murder of the said Gentleman, and are double Fetter'd. Letters from Rome say, that the Pope has desired the Chevalier de St. George to recommend some Person pro- per to receive the Cardinal's Cap. The Commissioners of his Majesty's Navy, will put up to Sale on the 2d of next Month, the old Stores at Chat- ham, consisting of Sails, Cordage, Junk, & c. to the best Bidder, at their Office in Crutched- Fryars. The Commissioners appointed to manage the Drawing cf the York Buildings Lottery, begin on Monday next to cut off the Tickets into the Wheels, which were on Thursday brought from the Makers to their Office in Throgmorton- street. We hear Mrs. Lutterel, Wife of Captain Lutterel lately kill'd by the two Bailiffs, has been dangerously Ill ever since the unfortunate Death of her Husband. Thursday their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess took several turns in St. James's Park. The young Prince William Augustus, being in perfect Health, takes the Air frequently in Hyde- Park- The House of Commons of Ireland have resolved upon an humble Address to His Majesty, That One Penny per Diem, clear of all Deduction, be added to the Pay of each of the respective Private Soldiers of the several Regiments of Foot, in that Kingdom, except to the Regiments of Foot which shall be on Duty in Dublin. Letters from Paris, say, That the Queen Dowager of Spain is preparing to come and reside at St. Germain en Laye.- The English who are there, have already receiv'd Orders to go lodge elsewhere. 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