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

02/06/1722

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Weekly journal: OR, British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1722. GREAT BRITAIN. The Continuation of the Life of HENRY IV. King of ENGLAND. Great Plague befell throughout England, es- pecially in London. where within a short Space it destroyed Thirty thous- and. In the Ninth Year of his Reign a Snow con- tinued December, Janua- ry, February and March: The Winter was so very sharp and long, that al- most all small Birds pe- rished through Hunger. A little before the Rebellion of the Piercies, was a strange Apparition between Bedford and Bicklewade, where sundry Monsters of divers Colours in the Shapes of armed Men, were often seen to issue out of the Morning, which to such as stood far off, seemed to encounter one another in most terrible Manner, but when they drew near, nothing was to be found. The Devil ( tis said; appeared in the Habit of a Minorite, at Danbury Church in Essex, to the incredible Asto- nishment of the Parishioners; for at the same Time there was such a Tempest and Thunder with great Fire- Balls of Lightning, that the Vault of the Church brake, and half the Chancel was carried away. In the same Year 1405, at the Siege against Berwick, was the first Time, ' tis said, that a Gun was used in England. Because the Number of Lollards, so called, increas- ed, an Act was made for the punishing of them by burning. HENRY V. A. D. HEnry of Monmouth whilst he was Prince. 1485. did many things Very Incongruous to the Greatness of his Birth, for he and his wild Com- panions would way- lay and rob his Father's and his own Receivers. And when one of his Servants was arraigned at the King's- Bench Bar for Felony, this Prince hearing thereof, posted thither, commanding his Fetters to be struck off, and he set at Liberty ; and when the Judge, William Gascoine, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench opposed him therein, command- ing him upon his Allegiance to cease from such Riot, and keep the King's Peace; he in a Rage ascended the Bench, and gave the Judge a Blow on the Face, who sat still undaunted, and boldly thus spake unto the Prince; ' Sir, I pray remember your self, this Seat which I here possess is not mine but your Father's, to whom and to his Laws you owe double Obedi- ence. If his Highness and his Laws be thus viola- ted by you, you should shew your self Obedient ' to both, who will obey you when you are a Sove- reign, or minister Execution to the Laws that you shall make ? Wherefore for this Default, in your Fathers Name, I commit you Prisoner to the King's Bench, until his Majesty's Pleasure be farther known. With which Words, the Prince abashed ( Price Three Half- Pence.) ' stood Mute, laid by his Weapons, and with Obey. ance done, went to the Prison. Whilst the King his Father was crazy, and kept his Chamber, he through the Prince's wild Extravagan- cies, and set on by some Court Whispers, began to withdraw his Affections, and to fear some Violence against his own Person from the Prince; which when young Henry understood, in a strange Disguise he repaired to his Father's Court, accompany'd with many Persons of Honour, his Garment was a Gown of Blue Satten wrought full of Eye- let Holes, and at every Eye- let the Needle left hanging with the Silk it was worked with. About his Arm he wore a Dog's Collar set full of S's of Gold, the Tirets thereof being the most fine Gold. Being come to the Court, he charges his Followers to advance no farther than the Fire in the Hall, whilst himself passed on to his Fa- ther's Presence, before whose Feet he fell, confessing his youthful Faults, and justifying his Loyalty to his Person ; declaring himself to be so far from any Dis- loyal Attempt, that if he knew any Person of whom his Father stood in any Danger or Fear, his Hand ac- cording to Duty, should be the first to free the King of Suspicion ; yea, faith he, I will most gladly suffer Death to ease your perplexed Heart; and to that End I have this Day prepared my self both by Confession and receiving the Blessed Sacrament : Wherefore I humbly beseech your Grace to free your Suspicion from all Fears conceived against me with this Dagger; the Stab whereof I will willingly receive at your Hands, and will clearly forgive my Death. At which the King melting into Tears, cast down the naked Dagger, ( which the Prince had put into his Hand.) and raising his prostrate Son, embraced and kissed him, confessing that his Ears had been over credulous against him, which he promised they should never be for the future. But notwithstanding this Prince's youthful Exploits yet when he had attained the Crown, to begin a good Government, he began at Home, banishing from his Court those unruly Youths that had been his Consorts, commanding them either to change their Manners, or never to approach within ten Miles of his Person. And chose worthy Men for his Council of State, ad. vancing his Clergy with Power and Dignity. So highly careful was he for the Execution of Justice, that himself would every Day after Dinner for the Space of an Hour receive Petitions of the oppressed, and with great Equity would redress their Wrongs. And so nearly did the Death of King Richard touch his Heart, that he sent to Rome to be absolved from thac Guilt of his Father's Act. In the first Year of his Reign, at a Parliament holden at Leicester, was a Bill exhibited, wherein Complaint was made, That the Temporal Lands given to the Religious Houses, and Spiritual Persons for Devotion sake, were either super- fluous, or disorderly spent; whose Revenues if better employed, would serve for the Defence of the Land and Honour of the King ; for the Maintenance of 15 Earls, 1500 Knights, 6100 Esquires, and 100 Alms. Houses for the Relief of diseased and impotent People, and unto the King's Coffers Twenty thousand Pounds per Annum. By the Authority of this Parliament, 110 Priories alien were suppressed, and their Possessi- ons given to the King and his Successors for ever. But to divert those in Authority from such like Proceed- ings, Projects were put into the King's Head for Re- tj T coVery The Continuation of the Ttyal of the twenty- nine Regicides. Dr. Mortimer was sworn but speaking English im- perfectly, his Evidence was wav'd P Stephen Clough was sworn : . He depos'd, That about three Weeks before the King was murder'd, there was Meeting of the Council of Officers at Westminster, among whom the Depo- nent saw Hugh Peters, who desir'd to call for a Bless- ing upon their Business, and in his Prayer, among o- ther Things, said, O Lord what a Mercy is it to see his great City fall down before us ! And what a stir is there to bring this great Man to Tryal, without whose Blood he will turn us all into Blood if he reign again ! Mr. Beaver sworn : He depos'd. That a few Days before the Act was made for the King's Tryal, the Parliament appointed a fact, the Prisoner preach'd before them at St. Mar-. garet's, where the Deponent heard him say in his Ser- mon, That it was a very sad Thing that this should be a Question amongst us, as among the old Jews, Whe- ther our Saviour Jesus Christ must be crucified, or that Barabbas should be released, the Oppressor of the People ? O Jesus, ( said he) where are we that that shoUld be a Question ! And because you should think, my Lords and Gentlemen, that is a Question, I tell you it is a Question : I have been in the City, which may very well be compar'd to Jerusalem, and I profess these foolish Citizens for a little Trading and Profit will have Christ ( pointing to the red Coats on the Pul- pit Stairs] crucified, and that great Barabbas at Wind- for releas'd. I do not much mind what the Rabble say ; but I have been with my Brethren the Clergy in the Assembly, and I perceive they are for crucifying Christ also, and releafing of Barabbas O Jesus, ( says he) what shall we do now, and shrug'd up his Shoul- ders, and with such Stuff he continued to entertain his Audience! Afterwards he address'd himself to the Lords and Commons particularly, and said, You are the Sanhedrim, the great Council of the Nation; therefore you must be sure to do Justice: It is from you we expect it. You must not only be Inheritors of your Ancestors, but you must do as they did : They have oppos'd tyrannical Kings, they have destroy'd them. It is you that we chiefly expect Justice from ; Do not prefer the Great Barabbas, Murderer, Tyrant and Traytor, before these poor Hearts, ( pointing again to the red Coats and the Army,) who are our Saviours; and thus for two or three Hours he spent his Time in inciting his Audience to bring the King to a speedy and capital Punishment. Then the Journal of the House was produc'd, to shew Peters was order'd to preach on the Friday fol. lowing, the 20th of January, 1648. And Mr. Chase was sworn : He depos'd, That he heard the Prisoner preach be- fore Cromwel and Bradshaw on that, Bind your Kings in Chains, and your Nobles with Fettters of Iron That he told them the next Psalm had twelve Hallelujahs, which were intended to express their Joy That Kings were bound in Chains, & c, Then he told the Story of the Mayor that laid the Bishop's Man by the Heels for being drunk ; and when the Bishop ccmplain'd of it, the Mayor answer'd, There was an Act of Parliament for it, and neither the Bishop or his Man were except, ed out of it And so ( says Peters) here is a great talk in the World, What will you cut off the King's Head, the Head of a Protestant Prince ? turn to your Bibles, and you shall find, WhosoeVer sheds Mans Blood, by Man shall his Blood be shed ; as the Mayor said of the Bishop and his Servant, I see neither King Charles nor Prince Rupert, nor Prince Maurice, nor any of them excepted out of it, and added, This is the Day that I and many Saints of God have been praying for these many Years: And the Deponent observd that Oliver Cromwel laugh'd at the Discourse- . Thomas Tongue was sworn.' He depos d, That on the 21st of January 1648, he heard the Prisoner preach at Whitehall on that text To bind their Kings in Chains, & c. and he said he hop'd to see such another Day as the Day before ( when the King was brought to his Tryal) and Peters bless'd God that the Lower- house was purg'd and said the House of Lords would down suddenly. That on Sunday the 28th of January 1648, the De- ponent heard the Prisoner Preach in St. James's Chap- pel on the 149th Psalm, 6, 7,8, and 9th Verses and that he mightily sainted the Redcoats, and reprobated the King's Friends, and quoted the i4th Psalm 7 19, and 20th Verses, All the Kings of the Nations shall lye in Glory, but thou art cast out like an abominable branch Sec. and upon this Text the Prisoner said he intended to have preach'd before the poor Wretch [ the King, who was condemned the Day before] but the poor Wretch would not hear him : And the Prisoner bid his Audience look . in their lesser Bibles, and they should find the Title of this Passage to be, The Tyrants Fall; Reynold Bowdler sworn. He depos'd, That he heard the Prisoner Preach at St. Sepulchers, where he compar'd the King ( who was then to die) to Barabbas, as Mr. Beaver depos'd above. William Rider was sworn. He depos'd, That he was at St. Sepulchers at the same Time ; and the Prisoner having compar'd the King to Barabbas, as Mr. Beaver depos'd, the Priso- ner said further, that be had known eighty Thousand of the King's Soldiers, and not one of them a gracious Person. Mr Walker sworn. He depos'd, That he heard the Prisoner preach it White- hall the Sunday after the King was first brought upon his Tryal ; and the Prisoner, among other things, said, I have preach'd and pray'd these M Years, and now I may say with old Simeon, Lord now lettest thou thy Servant depart in Peace, for mine Eyes have seen thy Salvation ; and that afterwards he took occa- sion to insist on those other Topicks the other Wit- nesses mention'd. Then the Prisoner desir'd Cornelius Glover might be call'd, to shew that he was not out of his Chamber that Day the King was beheaded. And Glover appear'd. He depos'd. That he belong'd to the Post- house at present, but when the King was beheaded he was Ser- Vant to the Prisoner; and that his Master was sick in his Chamber at St. James's that Morning; and the Deponent desir'd leave of him to go to White hall and see what was doing ; and his Master giving him leave he went, but there being a great Crowd that he could not come near, the Deponent return'd about an Hour after to St. James's, where he found his Master, the Prisoner, still in his Chamber. And being ask'd by the Court if the King was dead when he return'd from White hall to St. James's; the Deponent answer'd, he understood he was not. Mr. Peters said in his Defence, that he did not move or begin the War, that he had been fourteen Years abroad, and came over from New England be- ing sent hither to solicit some Affairs of that Country; that when he was here, he acknowledges he was in- duc'd, by the strong Importunities of the Ministers of London, to stir in that Matter; but taid the Lon- don Minsters were much deeper in it than himself; that he was sorry to hear of his Carriage towards the King, it was a great Trouble to him, and he beg'd par- don for his Folly and Weakness; that he had neither Malice nor Mischief in his. Heart against the King, tho' he did not deny that he had been astive in the War, after he was drawn in ; he said he had always acted with Honour and Respect towards the King, par- ticularly when his Majesty was at Windsor ; and that he had propos'd three Ways to his Majesty to excricate himself out of the Difficulties he was in which the King approv'd, but they did not succeed : That he never had a Groat from Oliver Cromwel; nor had he aspir'd after Honour or Gain, since he set his Foot ashore in England ; that he had no Malice in him. nor had he persecuted any of the King's Party, but paid them great Respect. To be continu'd. The The Attorney General is ordered to enter a Noli Prosequi on the Seire Facias against the Charter of the english Copper Mines. St. James's, May 15. The following humble Address having been trans- mitted to the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Townshend, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, has by him been presented to His Majesty, who was pleased to receive it very graciously. To the King's most Excellent Majesty. The humble Address of the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Town- Council of the City of Edinburgh. May it please your Majesty, With Hearts full of Gratitude for the tender Care your Majesty shews towards your faith- ful Subjects of this City, and with Indignation a- gainst the Enemies of your Majesty, and of our Pro- sperity, we received the Intimition which your Ma- jesty has been pleased to make to us, of a wicked Conspiracy for raising a Rebellion against your Ma- jesty, in favour of a Popish Pretender. We render humble and hearty Thanks to Almighty God, who has always so remarkably appear'd for your Majesty's just Right and Government, that your Ma. jesty got timely Notice of these Hellish Machinations, and has been directed to the proper Measures for de- feating them, and that the Authors thereof neither are, nor will be supported, nor even countenanced, by any Foreign Power. It is astonishing to as, that Men should be found so very perverse, as to be desirous of exchanging the Happiness of Liberty for the despicable State and Mi- sery of Slavery ; of parting with that inestimable Blessing, the Reform'd Religion, for the gross Ab- surdities, the Superstition and Idolatry of Antichri. stianism, which must be the unavoidable Consequences of fetching from Rome a Disciple and Votary of the Pope's, to be King of a Protestant Nation, one bred up in the destructive Arts of Arbitrary Power, to rule over a People who justly esteem the Law to be their best earthly Inheritance. Every honest Heart is filled with Abhorrence of so wicked an Attempt to disquiet your Majesty's Go- vernment, and to disturb your Subjects in enjoying and improving their Happiness under it ; and we hope it will have no other Effect, but more firmly to unite all faithful and loyal Britons, that for ever laying a- side their private Differences and Contests, they may still be more zealous in afferting and maintaining your Majesty's Right, and that of your Royal Posterity, and thereby, thro' the Divine Blessing, render inviolable their own Rights both Sacred and Civil. None in your Majesty's Dominions have more Rea- son than your loyal Subjects of Scotland, vigorously to oppose those Enemies of the Protestant Interest. Their Spite against our Church is so peculiar, that lay- ing aside the vain Pretences whereby they endeavour in other Matters to delude the Simple, they openly boast of their impious Intention to destroy it, and to deprive us of the happy Establishment of the Do- ctrine, Worship, and Government of the Church of Scotland, which we by Law enjoy in your Majesty's Gracious Reign, and which, thro' the great Mercy and Goodness of God to this Church and Land, have been transmitted to us by the Faithfulness and Suffer- ings of our Ancestors. Your Majesty's good Town of Edinburgh had the Honour to exert themselves at the late unnatural Re- bellion in Defence of your Majesty's Crown and Go- vernment ; and nothing has been able to frighten or discourage us from our Loyalty to your Majesty, and Duty to our Country : And we most humbly beg Leave, on this Occasion, to assure your Majesty, with the greatest Faithfulness and Truth, That we are ready to do our utmost to support your Majesty's Throne, against the Pretender and his Adherents , with that Firmness which becomes Men who have Motives so strong as Religion towards their God, Loyalty to their Prince, and Love to their Country and Posterity. That your Majesty and your Royal Protestant Fa- mily may so long as the Earth endures, reign glori- ously over a happy free Protestant People, is the most hearty and fervent Prayer of. May it please your most Gracious Majesty, your Majesty's most faithful, most loyal, and most obedient Subjects. Signed by Order, and in the Name of the Magi. strates, and Council of the City of Edinburgh, by Jo. Wightman, Provost. An humble Address of the Lord- Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum, Deputy Lieutenants, and Justices of the Peace of the County of Worcester, having been transmitted by the Right Honourable the Lord of Coventry, to the Rt. Hon. the Lord Cartaret, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, has by him been presented to His Majesty. An humble Address of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Corporation of Shrewsbury, has been presented to His Majesty by Orlando Bridgeman, Esq j introduc'd by the Right Honourable the Lord Car- taret, oneof his Majesties principal Secretaries of State, An humble Address of the Bailiffs, Burgesses, Gen- tlemen, Clergy, and principal Inhabitants of the Borough of Tewksbury, in the County of Gloucester, has been presented to his Majesty by the Right Ho. nourable the Lord Viscount Gage, introduced by the Rt. Honourable the Lord Viscount Townshend. Which Addresses His Majesty was pleased to re- ceive very graciously. Monday being the Birth- Day of His Most Sacrcd Majesty King GEORGE, who then enter'd into the 63d Year of his Age, being his Climacterick, the Morning was usher'd with ringing of Bells, and at one a Clock the Guns on the Tower Wharf were fired, to the Number of 62, being the exact Number of His Majesty's Years, after which they fired all round the Lines and Ramparts. There was a Drawing Room at Court crowded with a splendid Appearance of the No. bility and foreign Ministers to compliment His Ma- jesty, as did also their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, and after the Birth- Day Song as usual, there was an Illustrious Ball, at which were also present the Prince and Princess of Wales, so that the greatest Court was made, as has been seen in any Reign past. In the City the Honourable the Artillery Company march'd out, and having paid their Compliment to the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, by whom they were handsomely treated at Goldsmiths- Hall, they proceeded, being led by Coll. Samuel Westall, to the Artillery Ground in Bunhil fields, where they performed a Military Exercise in Honour of the Day. The Night concluded in the Ci. ties of London and Westminster, with ringing of Bells, Bonfires and other Illuminations, during which there Was a General Thunder of the Great and Small Artillery in Hide- Park, mixed with the Loyal Shouts of the Officers and many thousands of Spectators. The same Day His Majesty's Nativity was celebra- ted with great Demonstrations of Joy, at his Grace the Duke of Newcastle's House in Lincolns- Inn. Fields. The six Regiments design'd to be brought over from Ireland, are said to be countermanded till farther No- tice. John Padnel, Esq is appointed one of the Judges of the King's Bench in Ireland, in the room of Godfrey Beate, Esq; deceased. ' Tis said that some of the Directors of the Bank and South Sea, dined last Week with the Right Honoura- ble Robert Walpole, Esq; and that an Agreement was concluded between those two Companies on Thursday last was sennight. Last Sunday the Rev. Dr. Holcomb, Prebendary of Canterbury, preach'd before the King and their Royal Highnesses. They write from Coventry, that the Corporation of that City having chosen the Duke of Grafton for their Recorder, in the room of the Earl of Sunder- land, deceas'd ( which Place his Grace accepted) they prepar'd soon after a Banquet, and drank Healths to His Majesty, their Royal Highnesses, and their new Recorder, and other Loyal Healths. On Saturday last the Lord chief Baron Gilbert ar- rived here from Ireland. SIR SIR Since my last, I have been considering the great Difference there is between the Principles and practices of the first Nonjurors in 1688, and their present OfF spring, for such of the Clergy as resisted their Allegiance to King William, declared that they did it upon a principle of Conscience, and in confor- mity to the Doctrines they had taught. But at the same Time they also declared it unlawful to rebel against that Government, because they belieV'd it was God's own doing, who, for wise Ends of his Providence, pulleth down one King and setteth up another ; and although their Principles forbid an active, yet their Consciences obliged them to yield a passive Obedience to a King de facto : And also to hold Communion with the establish'd Church. These were Principles that hurt none but themselves in their Temporalities, and such as were Sufferers deserved our pity ; but our modern Nonjurors are very diffe- rent in their Principles and Practices: For they have found out a new Church snd new Doctrine, of which their Fathers never heard. They are now almost as great Strangers to Conscience, as our abjuring, per. jur'd, and conforming High Priests, and both unite on all Occasions, t0 turn Religion into Rebellion, and Faith into Faction. Of which, the late unnatural Rebellion is a memorable Instance ; and yet, these High Priests of Baal make great out cries for Liberty, when ever the Government makes Use of the most gentle Me- thods to prevent the Effects of their Treasonable De- signs. those Hypocrites never plead for Liberty, but when they are restrain'd from doing Mischief to their fellow Creatures. But whenever they are fa- voured with the Smiles of a Prince, who will execute their wholsome Severities on his Protestant Subjects, ( such as Fines and Imprisonment, or Fire and Faggot) ' tis Rebellion and Treason for them to complain of their unlawful Sufferings; and a Sigh or a Wish for Liberty, is a sure Token of Disaffection to their most religious and gracious King ; and be he an amourous Infidel, or a Bigotted, Blood- thirsty James ; he is still accountable to none but God for his Actions; he is the Lords anointed, and eke a nursing Father of the Church. These are thy glorious Qualities O Perkin! And thou art that Golden Calf whom our High Priests would see up for us to worship. And what have they left un. done, which they could possibly do to obtain their Ends ? and when ever ic is for thy Service, they hold it lawful to renounce and abjure thee in as solemn a Manner, as ever they did the Devil and all his Works. Their Oaths indeed are an Appeal to God for the Truth of their Allegiance to King George, but still their Hearts and Wishes are entirely thine. And what can thy Priests do more to serve thee ? Bid them go, and they go j send them any where on thy Errand ( Ty- burn always excepted) and they readily obey thee: At thy command they joyn in the present unatural Conspiracy against their Leige Lord, and give the right Hand of Fellowship to none but Papists. They all compass Sea and Land, like their elder Brethren the Scribes and Pharisees, to make one Proselite, and when they have made him, he is two sold more a Child of Hell than themselvs. ( And that one would think impossible too) This a true Account of the Prin- ciples and Practices of the High Church, Nonjuring and Papist Priests; and he that is in love With them, ought not to be afraid of hanging. But notwithstanding our Enemies are too prospe- rous in making Proselites ; we have the Consolation to know that they cannot prevail with one sober or religious Man to embrace their wicked Doctrines, they are so impious and absurd that they cannot ; and as to the Morality of their Disciples, I dare affirm, that there is not one in twenty amongst them, but are Whoremongers. Drunkards, or Sabbath breakers, and ( if one did not know human Nature better.) one would think that isme of them were born of a swearing Con- stitution; there is none but such profiligate Wretches can find their Account in joyning with them ; and that because they promise Heaven as a Reward for their Rebellion, and when ( like Herod and Pontius Pi- late) their Religion and their Lusts are made Friends they are then sure to be deem'd Church men, and are fit to be entrusted with the most villainous Enterprize that the Priests can invent. But now my Protestant Brethren what shall we say to these things ? I have given you a true Account of the Principles and Practices of these wicked Men ; you see how unanimous they are against us, and you hear also what rumours of Wars are Abroad and at Home : But what Preparations have we made against the coming Storm ? Do we not see any Danger from our Enemies ? Why then are our Troops encamp'd ? And if we believe that a Rebellion is forming again, ( as we are assured by Authority there is.) why do we not publickly assemble our selves as heretofore against all perjured High Church- men, Nonjurors, and Pa- pists ? Is it a small thing that God hath done for us, in giving us a Protestant Succession? And have we so soon forgot the Distress and the Anguish that our Souls were in, just before the glorious Revolution in 1688, and the joyful Accession of King George to the Throne ? If we have not yet forgot those unparellel'd Blessings of Heaven; why do we sit Idle while our Enemies are busy in making Proselites, and daily contriving how destroy us I May not our gracious King justly reproach us for our Indolence, as St. Paul did his Galations for their Apostacy ? O foolish Englishmen and Protestants, who hath bewitcht you ? Where is that Zeal which you once pretended for my Person, and your dear Re- ligion and Liberties? Have you suffered so many things in vain ? And have ycu gain'd no Experience from the former Attempts of your Adversaries ? Learn of them and they will teach you ; observe but their Conduct, and they will instruct you how to behave on this Occasion. Who, that has any love for his King or Country, is not concern'd at the great Indifference and Indolence that appears among his fellow Protestants at this juncture ? and ' tis a due Sense of the ill Consequences that may attend such a Behaviour, which constrains me to remind them of their Duty in this publick Manner, hoping to provoke them to re assume their wonted Courage, and ( as usual to assemble in loyal Societies to correct the Insolence of such Jacobite Rab- ble as the Priests are spiriting up to disturb our Peace. For whatever we may imagine, I verily believe, and from my own Observations am perswaded, that there is as much Occasion to associate our selves at this Time, as there has ever been since the happy Acccessi. of his Majesty to the Throne. And I dare say, that every Protestant who reads this Letter, cannot avoid recollecting how busy he has seen and hear'd the Pre- tender's Agents of late in making Proselites; and what Pains they take in runing from House to House, and doing their utmost Endeavours ( by monstrous Lies and groundless Calumnies) to allienate weak and unstable Minds from their Allegiance to King George and his Family; Do not these ungrateful Wretches sit quietly under their own Vines and their own Fig- Trees? They en. joy what God and Nature has given them, and the Laws of their injur'd Country secures them in their right Property to it. This is their happy Case, and yet they are not contented with it . But if God, for our Sins, should set their Mock King upon the Throne; can we believe that he would grant, or permit us to enjoy the like Blessings: No, we know their Mercies are cruel and by what we suffer'd from his pretended Father, we know what we are to expect from him, and if his Nature should incline him to be merciful to us he cannot shew it in his Actions; because his Religion not only enjoyns him to destroy all Prote- stants as Hereticks, but also makes it meritorious to do so, and should his Heart relent or incline him to pity, the Pope and his Priests would oblige him to proceed in the Butchery upon Pain of eternal Damnation. I hope no Protestant can be ignorant that this is agreea- ble to the Doctrine of the Romish Church. Wit- ness that solemn and annual Procession of the Pope at Rome, wherein he excommunicates, anathematize and damns the whole Protestant World. They are damned as Hereticks, and the third and fourth Late- ran Councils have decreed, that no Faith is to be kept with such ; and what then can those profest Prote- stants mean, who joyn with Papists to set such a Mon- ster on the Throne ? They go as silly Sheep to the Slaughter, and know that it is for their Lives. But consider O Britons and be wise, shew your selves Men that that know how to value the Blessings ye enjoy. Have we not heard with our Ears, and have not our Fathers declared unco us, the many Hellish Designs of the Pa- pists in their Days, and in the old Time before them ? Let us remember that they profess the same Principles as they did formerly, and Want nothing but an Oppor- tunity to put them in Practice. And therefore let us do all we are able to abate their Pride, assuage their Malice, and confound their Devices. I am. May 28. SIR, Your humble Servant, OCTOBER GREENWOOD. They write frcm Ceuta, that tho' the King of Mequinez has set open his Granaries for the Relief of his Subjects, yet the Dearth of Provisions there is still so great, that many of them have been oblig'd to sell their Children for Sustenance ; and others, rather than Starve, have sold themselves for Slaves. The Corsairs have brought no Prize into the Port of Salee for a long time, but four Algerine Ships lately car. ried a Dutch Ship bound to the West Indies, into the Port of Tangier. They write from Youghall near Cork in Ireland that a great many Persons are taken up in that Kingdom for treasonable Practices, fome of whom have made considerable Discoveries, and impeached several of their Confederates, some of Distinction, particularly - John King Lord Viscount Kingston who is in Custody of the High Sheriff. A Son of his Lordship had left that Kingdom some time since, who is charged with being concerned in listing Men for the Pretender. A Commission is sent to Cork to try several of them. Monday his Grace the Duke of Marlborough re- turn'd hither from St. Alban's. By the Rebecca Snow, Capt. Grimstone, arrived at Bristol from Jamaica, there is Advice, that Capt. Hedges, who having received some time ago a Sum of Money at the Bank, being afterwrads missing, and thought to be murther'd in his Way Home to Mile- End) was safe and well at the said Island of Jamaica. Mr. Johnson formerly mention'd was examined again at the Secretaries Office on Friday 7- Night. He appears to be a Nonjuring Minister of the Church of England, formerly of Dublin, when he was notorious for preaching seditious Sermons. Sacurday Morning last the Corpse of the Earl of Tankerville was interr'd in the Church at Doyley. On Sunday Morning last the Printer and Publisher of the Freeholder's Journal were again taken up by his Majesty's Messengets. They write from Edinburg that Orders were given to apprehend Mr. Robert Freebairn a noted Jacobite Printer, who hath made his Escape from that City ; That Col. William Areskine, the Earl of Buchan's Brother is commited to the Castle; that several others are seized ; and that two of his Majesty's Messengers are dispatched to that Part of Great- Britain. The following Address of the Mayor, Bailiffs, and CommOnalty of the City of Winchester, has been presented to His Majesty by the Rt. Hon. the Lord William Pawlet, one of their Representatives in Par- liament, accompanied by several Gentlemen of the Corporation, who had all the Honour to kiss His Ma- jesty's Hand, being introduc'd by his Grace the Duke of Bridgewater. To the King's most Excellent Majesty; The humble Address of the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Com. monalty of the City of Winchester, WE crave Leave, amongst the earliest of your Majesty's loyal and faithful Subjeas, to shew our Detestation and Abhorrence of the unnatural Conspiracy against ycur Majesty's most sacred Per- son and Government, and our excellent Constitution in Church and State. And we must unfeignedly congratulate the Suc- cess of your Majesty's wise and watchful Care , which hath penetrated into the Designs. and disco- ver'd the Strength of your Enemies so effectally, as to raise our Hopes that they will not dare to Attempt What they have prsfum'd to Project, We also beg Leave to assure your Majesty, as t 2* 53 j we have in the most solemn Manner sworn Allegi- ance to your most sacred Majesty, and abjur'd a Popish Pretender, we will ever preserve and keep those Oaths most sacred and inviolable, and will; to the utmost of our Power, maintain and defend your Majesty's just and legal Title to the Crown of this Realm against all Pretenders whatsoever. And will use our most vigorous Endeavour to suppress all Riots and Tumults, and to discounte- nance and stop the vile Reflections and spiteful Insi- nuations of those who pretend to secure the Reli- gion and Liberty of a Procestant Nacion, by intro- ducing the Tyranny of a Popish Government, And now ( dread Sir) we conclude with our sin- cerest Wishes, that all Attempts against your Royal Person and Government may end in the firmer E- stablishment of your Throne, and that the Crown may long flourish on your Sacred Head, and after- wards be transmitted to your Royal Progeny, even to the latest Posterity, which is the most hearty and fervent Prayer of your Majesty's most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects of this ancient Corporation. In Testimony whereof we have caused our Com- mon Seal to be affixed the 21st Day pf May, 1722, and in the eighth Year of your Majesty's happy Reign over us. Last Week the Earl of Castlehaven was Married to the Honourable Mrs. Arundel, only Daughter of the Lord Arundel of Wardour, Ensign Dolben was Broke by a Letter from the Rt. Hon, the Lord Carteret, who sent him Word, his Ma- jesty had no farther Occasion for his Service. Saturday last, in the Evening, a Lieutenant of the second Regiment having receiv'd Subsistance- Mo. ney in the Camp in Hide. Park, which came to a- bout 10 1. the next Morning, about One, drove A Hackney Coach, the Coachman in it, from the said Park, toward Piccadilly, and near St. James's street an Highwayman stopt the Coach, and bid the Man deliver whac Money he had ; he said he was a poor Man, and had none, but the Gentleman in the Box had, from whom He took his 10 1. a Gold Watch, and a Silver hilted Sword. We hear there will be a private Call of Serjeants this Term, when the Lord Chief Baron Gilbert, lately ar- rived from Ireland, and one more will have the Ho- nour of the Coif. Wednesday in the Evening the Gates of Somerset House were shut up ; at the same Time some of his Majesty's Messengers made a diligent Search there. The City of Ostend, an East India Ship belonging to the Ostenders, which was taken by the Pyrates, as we formerly mention'd, in its Voyage to the Indies, hath been since retaken by its own Crew, consisting of English, Flanderkins, and Portuguese, who coura- giously attack'd the Pyrate's Men that were put on Board, and having got the better, carry'd the said Ship afterwards to Mosambique, a City on the East Coast of Africa, and subject to the Portugueze. Wednesday being the Birth day of the Princesses Amelia and Carolina, who are under Age, no further Ceremony was used, than sending of Compliments to the Prince and Princess of Wales on that Occasion. There is Advice, that the Success, a South- Sea Ship, arriv'd in September last at Mocha, and that the Speedwell, another Ship, being separated from her sprung a Leak and sunk, but the Men were saved. A great Prince of Germany is about purchasing the; Library of the late Earl of Sunderland, which is reckon'd worth upwards of 30,000 1. Above a hundred distessed Protestant Families in the Palatinate, having been forc'd to quit their Na- tive Country, design to settle in Pensilvania. The 26th Instant was entred for Holland 1347 Ounces of Foreign Gold. Yesterday the Roman Catholicks in and about this City did appear in the Courts of Westminster, to take the Oaths required by several Acts of Parliament. On Monday in the Evening Colonel Carpenter or- der'd the whole Garrison under Arms upon the Parade at the Tower, and aboat 8 a Clock they marched up to the Ramparts, where they fired three Rounds after which the Colonel went with the Officers to the Go- vernor's House, where they supp'd, and drank the Loyal Houshold Goods, whole Roof's of Houses, Trees dead Bodies, & c. floating on the Water • moreover, many who in the Morning were in good Circumstances are now destitute of Houses and Goods, nay some of Cloaths, having been forc'd to throw them off to save their Lives by Swimming. The last Advices from Marseilles say, that the Pe- stilence is not only relapsed within the City, but in the Neighbourhood ; whereupon, abundance of Fami- lies were already retir'd further into the Country with the best of their Effects. * " n They write from Plymouth, that on the 20th of May last, that three Whales came on that Shore and were taken ; they are about 25 Foot long, and iz m Breadth. There Is Advice from DeVonshire, that the two African Princes who were Baptiz'd last Summer at Twickenham, his Majesty and the Duke of Chandois being their Godfathers, and who met with extraordi- nary Civilities from the Quality, having embarqued lately from hence to return home, the Ship, by con- trary Winds, was driven into Topsham, where being set ashore, and entertain'd at a Gentleman's House the eldest, of them, call'd Prince James, hang'd himself in the Garden. On Monday last a very odd and dismal Accident happen'd near Bonhill- Fields, where a Person riding by the Artillery Ground, a Boy discharged a Pistol, the Noise of which so frighted the Horse that he startled and flung the Rider ( a poor Countryman against a Wall and dash'd out his Brains. Bankrupts since our last. Charles Rowe of the Parish of St. Anne's Westminster. William Bonnet, of Newgate Street, London, Broker or Chapman. William Willis, late of Hoxton, in the County of Middlesex, Merchant. Joseph Clarkson, late of St. James's Street, in the Pa- rish of St. James's, in the County of Middlesex, Gunsmith. The State of the Religious Grievances grows worse and worse every Day, and on the 22d the Reform'd Schoolmaster of Zeback was taken out of his Bed by Break of Day, by some Archers, who bound and chain'd his Hands, but in such a manner, that the Blood gush'd out of them ; after which they carry'd him thro' an unbeaten Way, above a German League, bare- footed, the poor Man having nothing, on but his shirt and a Pair of Drawers: Two Men, willing to see what they would do with him, follow'd his Guard at a considerable Distance, but the Archers having firsft fir'd upon them, made them Prisoners, and cu- red them all three to Weissemburg, where they clapt the Schoolmaster and one of these Men into one Dun- geon, and the other Man into another Dungeon, of the tower of that Place, where they were no sooner confin'd, but a Person who seem'd to take Compassion of them, cry'd out, If they would embrace the Ro- man- Catholick Religion, they would be immediately set at Liberty. This Zeback and Weissemburg, tho' in the Palatinate, belong both to the Diocess of Spires. Eland, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, May 21. Last Friday, about Four in the Afternoon, we had a Thunder- Shower, which rais'd the Waters so high and so suddenly, that incredible Damsge was done Rip- pondon Waters carry'd away several Mills, and large Quantities of Woollen Manufactures; many Persons were drown'd, and several dead Bodies were carry'd out of their Graves by the Torrent. I am told 200 1. will not repair the Damage done by it to the Chapel Our River has done also much Mischief, 14 or 15 Per- sons having lost their Lires. A Mill was quite taken away with three Men in it; the Bodies of two of them Father and Son were taken up in our Township. In another Mill and House which were overwhelmed, of 10 persons only one escaped, by swimming two Miles down the River, upon a Beam. A full Description of the Disaster would require more time than the Post will allow me. Therefore to cut short, represent to yourself the following dismal Scene: All manner of They write from Portsmouth, May 29, chat the Day before, being his Majesty's Birth Day, was observed there with great Rejoycings. The Artillery and Small Arms were fired three Times round ; and all the Mil. itary Officers were splendidly entertain'd at Dinner by the Governor. Yesterday the Honourable Artillery Company being drawn up in the Privy- Garden of Whitehall, they march'd in a handsome Order to St. James's Park where they were review'd by his Majesty, his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and a great Number of the Nobility, from the Terrace- Walk in the Garden behind St. James's Palace with which his Majesty was well pleas'd, to whom, as soon as they had march'd by, a most loyal Address was presented in their behalf to the King, which he graciously receiv'd, the Con tents whereof we must refer to our next. Christened Males 158 Females 138. In all 296, 1 Buried Males 198. Females 183. In all 381, Decreased in the Burials this Week 38. CASUALTIES. Drown'd at St. Dunstan at Stepney 1. Excessive Drinking 3 1. Executed 5. Hang'd himself ( being lu- natick) at St. Vedast Foster 1. Kill'd with a Sword at St. Clement Danes 1. Murder'd at St. Dunstan in the West 1. Overlaid 1. The Letter sent us this week, sign'd L. B. which FOr want of room, shall be inserted In our next. ADVERTISEMENTS. MATTHEW WEST, Goldsmith, at the Seven Stars in Clare- street, Clare Market, gives Notice that he is impower'd by the Director of the Lottery, set forth by the States of Groningen In Holland, to dispose of 10000 Tickets, viz. from N° 16oo1 to 26000 inclusive, it being the most advantageous that hath been set on Foot, consisting of 150000 Tickets being Prizes, and 7000 Premiums which are given in gratis. This Lottery is divided into 10 Classes, the Subscribers only paying 5 s. in the 1st Class, 10 s. for the 2 d. 15 s. for the 3 d. 1 1. for the 4th, and 1 1. 5 s. for the 5th Class: Credit is given by the States for the other 5 Classes; and may gain by one Ticket from 1ooo 1. to 9000 I. or upwards as may be seen by the Scheme at large, given gratis at my House aforesaid, at my Offices at North's Coffee- house in King street near Guildhall, and a: John's Coffee house in Ex- change. Alley ; likewise at Mr. Isaac Barbutt's Mer. chant at the Blue Ball in Great St. Hellens, Bishops- gate street, who is impower'd by the Director to dis- pose of the like Number, Viz" from 38001 to 48030 inclusive. One Mr. Blunt a Romish Prieft is taken up by or- ner of the Government, and is confined at a Messen- gers House in Stretton Grounds. We hear from Greenwich, that on Monday last the disaffected Party, in and about that Town, oppos'd very much the publick Rejoycings there, and would by no means ring the Bells; which the new Church, warden being acquainted with, sent immediately, at his own proper Charge, to London, for a Company of Ringers, whom he entertain'd very handsomly. loyal Healths and a Barrel oF beer was given to the Soldiers. , . The next Day being the anniversary of the Resto- ration, the Scum and Dregs of the people distinguish'd themselves by the wearing Oak- Boughs, but many of them were heartily chastised for it. or
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