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

29/09/1722

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( 2351 ) THE Weekly Journal: British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1722. and to lead them to a constant Attention to his Will In the Scripture Sense, this Phrase Signifies to induce any to Sin against their own mistaken Con- sciences, by our Example. In this Sense it is im- possible I should have any to answer for because I have taught them to follow no Doctrine tho' back'd with the most powerful humane Example, but that of Christ himself. In the other, and now common Sense of giving Offence; I see I have rather wound- ed the Consciences of strong Brethren than of weak, ' in the Opinion of those who most dislike what I ' have said. But this is no Guilt of mine, and can ' therefore can deserve no Punishment. I desire nei- ' ther to displease nor disturb any Man in the World, ' but I follow the Example of those, who first drew ' up this Article. I set up Christ above all Churches ' as they did. I declare equally with them again ' sbsolute Submission to humane Authority in Religion. * I refer Men as they did to the Words of Christ in his ' Gospel And if this shouldever happen to be against ' any thing decided and determined by any Church ' or Magistrate in Possession, it is no more than wHat ' the first Reformers thought themselves obliged in ' Conscience to do; they themselves did thus offend ' against the common Order of the Church ; they them- selves did thus hurt the Authority of the Magistrate ; ' they themselves did thus wound the Consciences of weak ' Brethren. And I am very consident, they, who first ' drew up this Article, did not mean either to con- ' demn themselves, or the first Reformers, or those who ' follow exactly in their Steps. I am, Sept. 21. SIR, 1722. Your most humble Servant, October Greenwood. The Continuation of the Life of EDWARD V. King of ENGLAND. On the Tuesday following, Henry Duke of Buck- ingham made an Oration to the Ld. Mayor, Alder- men, and Commons in the Guild- hall of London, wherein he aspersed King Edward the 4th as a tyrant, his Children as Bastards ; endeavoured to prove the Protector to be the only true Heir to the Crown, per- suading the Citizens that they should therefore join with the Nobility in petitioning the Protector to take the Government of the Realm upon him, according to his very Right and just Title The nexr Day the Mayor, Aldermen, and chief Commoners of the City resorted unto the Protector to Baynard's Castle ; whi- ther also repaired Buckingham, and other Nobles, with many Knights and Gentlemen. When they were met together, Buckingham desired the Protector's Pardon, and Licence to acquaint his Grace with the Intent of their coming, ( as though he had not known it before) which in short was to beseech him to take the Crown and Government of the Realm upon him. At which words the Protector began to look angrily, withal denying to yield thereto. Where, upon his Privado, Buckingham threatened, saying, That if he would not, they would find out some other Man that should longer Reign over them ; and then Rich- ard was pleased to accept the Crown as his just Right the People thereat shouting, and crying, King Rich- ard, King Richard. RICHARD. IT is a melancholly Thing to observe how effectu- ally the Prejudices of some profess'd Protest- ants, do make them shut their Eyes from behold- ing, and stop their Ears from hearing, what is in itself; so much for their own Interest to see and understand : Such are the excellent Wri. tinbs of the present Bi- shop of Hertford, which were all design'd and intended by him for the good and Welfare of Mankind, and yet rejected by some as though they were full of no- thing but deadly Poyson, and calculated for their De- struction. A Man that is free from Passion and Pre- judice, cannot forbear sorrowing for that Egyptian Blindness, which has happen'd in Part to the profess'd Members of this Protestant Church, not only to the Laity, but also to the Priests who wait at her Altars; and the Bishop's Considerations upon the 34th Article of the Church of Epgland, do plainly prove it. His Words are as follow, Pag 295. ' The Committee after their general Argument pro- ceed thus ; And we beg Leave to close these Observati- ons, in the Words of the 34th Article of our Church. Whosoever, through his private Judgment, willingly and purposely, doth openly break ( much more, they add, teach and encourage others to break) the Traditiors and Ceremo- nies of the church. which be not repugnant to the word of God, and be ordain d and approved by common Au- thority, ought to be rebuked openly ( that others may fear to do the like) as one that offendeth against the common Order of the Church, and hurteth the Authority of the Magistrate, and woundeth the Consciences of weak Bre- thren. f . ' To which I answer in a few Words, That they might reasonably have cited against me Passage in the Liturgy, Homilies, or Articles of the Church, as this, they do not say how they apply it to me or any Cause, and it is a little hard to put rhe uneasy Province upon me, of being my own Accuser as well as Defender. This, I say, relates nor to me, because I have not willingly and purposely. either broke or taught others to break the Traditions and Cere- monies of the Church which be not repugnant to God's Word, and be ordain'd by common Authority, but have expressly taught Christians to search God'e Word, and to receive, not reject all such things ( call them by what Name you please.) as are agreeable to it ; and it is wonderful to see a Passage alledged against me, to which my Conduct has been perfectly agree- able. I have not offended against the common Order of the Church, but: have promoted all that ought to be in the Church of Christ I have not hurt the Authority of the Magistrate but supported it and defended it: 1 have shewn what it is, to what it ought, and to what it ought not to extend itself; and I have distinguish'd it from the Authoriry of Christ : I have nor wounded the Consciences of weak Brethren, unless it be to wound the Consciences of Christians, to warn them against all Approaches towards offending their great Master, ( Price Three Half. Pence.) RICHARD, III. A. D. RIchard III Son of Richr: D,° f Glocester 1483. was born with all his Teeth and Hair to his Shoulders. This Birth foreshewing his monstrous Conditions and Proceedings. June 11. he was by the Nobility and Citizens of London, elected King of Eng. and, and afterward by Act of Parliament was con- firmed. On June 25. he took his Seat in the King's Bench Court, and there pronounced Pardon of all Offences committed against him On July 4. he came to the Tower, where he created Estates, ordained the Knights of the Bath ; set at Liberty the Archbishop of York, and the Lord Stanley ; and July 6. was anointed and crowned at Westminster. But this Usurper well knowing, that whilst his youuger Ne- phews were living, the Crown would not stand firm on his Head ; he therefore employs Sir James Tirrel, a Man of an aspiring Spirit, to procure these Chil- drens Destruction; which accordingly he did. for about Midnight, Miles Forest, and John Dighton, Tirrel's bloody Instruments, came into the Chamber where the young King and his Brother lay, and sud- denly wrapt them up in the Bedcloathes, keeping by Force the Feather- Bed and Pillows hard upon their Mouths, that they were therein smothered to Death. This Villany done, Sir James caused the Murtherers to bury their Bodies at the Stairs Foot, somewhat deep in the Ground, under a great heap of Stones; though afterward King Richard caused them to be taken up, inclosed in Lead, and to be cast into a Place called the Black- deeps, at the Thames Mouth. But the Justice of God pursued the Murtherers; for Forest rotted away piece meal, Tirrel died for Trea- son under Henry VII. and Dighton lived and died a Vagabond beyond the Seas. And the Usurper after this detestable Fact, never had quiet in his Mind, ne- ver thought himself secure ; but when he went abroad his Eye still whirled about, his Body was privily fenced, and his Hand ever on his Dagger his Sleep interrupted with fearful Dreams; sometimes suddenly starting up, leaping out of his Bed, and running about the Chamber. Immediately also after this Murder began the Conspiracy betwixt the Duke of Bucking- ham and divers other Gentlemen, against the Mur- derer. The Occasion of Buckingham's falling off from Richard is diversly reported ; some say it was because the King would not grant him the Duke of Hereford's Lands, to which he pretended himself the Rightful Heir ; others impute it to the Duke's high mindedness, that he could not bear the Glory of ano. ther. Himself said the Occasion was, the Murder of the two Children. But be the Occasion what it would, yet this is most sure, that this Enmity of the Duke's to the King, proved of good Consequence to the right- ful Heirs to the Crown. For hereupon the Duke left the Court, retiring to his own House of Brecknock, where he had in his Custody that true Friend to King Edward's Posterity, John Moreton Bishop of Ely, who by his Wisdom abused the Duke's Pride to his own Deliverance, the Duke's Destruction, and Bene- fit of such to whom the Crown of Right appertained. When the Duke was at first become alienated from the King, and come to this own House, sollicited the Bishop, his Prisoner, to speak his Mind freely to him in Matters of State ; but the Bi- shop refused, thus answering him, " In good Faith, my Lord, I love not much to talk with Princes, as a thing not at all out of Peril, although the words be without Fault; for asmuch as it shall not be taken as the Party meant it, but as it pleaseth the Prince to construe it. And ever I think on aEsop's Tale, That when the Lion had proclaimed, that on pain of Death there should no horned Beast abide in the Wood one that had in his Forehead a Bunch of Flesh, fled away a great pace. The Fox that saw ( him run so fast, asked him, Whither he made all f that haste? he answered In Faith I neither wot nor care, so I were once hence, because of this Pro ' clamation of horned Heads. What Fool ( quoth the Fox) thou mayest well enough abide, the Lion meant not thee, for it is no Horn on thy Head, No marry, quoth he, that wot I well enough ; but what and if he call it an Horn, where am I then ? But tho' the Bidiop at the first declined talking of State Matters with the Duke, yet afterward, when by often discoursing with the Duke, and other Cir- cumstances, he found him to be of a proud stomach and emulated the King's Greatness, he Would speak his Mind frankly enough to him, rendring the usur- per as odious as was possible, by alleging his unna- turalness to his own Mother, in charging her defiling the Marriage Bed; his Unnaturalness own Brothers and Nephews, in saying they were Bast- ards; his mudering his Nephews, and other Enormi- ties. Then to tickle the Duke's Ambition, the BISHOP would commend him to be a Person of such rare Ver- tues, that he merited to wear the Crown himself in- viting him for God's sake, and his Countries sake take the Government upon himself, or otherwise to devise some means how the Realm might be rid of the Tyrant, and brought under some good Governor To be continu'd. ' The Continuation of the Tryal of Edward Coleman for High Treason. 1 A Letter dated the 29th of September, 1675 UNSUB- scrib'd, was read; importing, That Mr. Coleman acknowledg'd, the Favour of Father Sr. Germain in recommending him to Mons. le Chese for a Corrres- pondent: He acquaints him with the Correspondence that was between himself and Mr. Ferryer, ( Prede- cessor to le Chese ;) and tells him that Correspondence first begun when the King sent a Troop of Horse. Guards into the Service of the French King under the Lord Durass: That Sir William Throckmorton being an intimate Acquaintance of Mr. Coleman's, and an Officer in that Troop, he had an Opportunity by him to write and address himself to Mr. Ferryer fre- quently : That the first thing of Importance he offer'd to Ferryer's Consideration was in Autumn, 1673, soon after the Revocation of the King's Declaration for Liberty of Conscience; to which he imputed all the Miseries of the Catholicks:) That he then inculcated the Danger the Catholick Religion and the French King's Interest would be in at the next meeting of the Parliament, and particularly by a Peace with Holland: But that what he offer'd was then look'd upon as a zealous Mistake; the English and French Embassadors, and King Charles himself; being of Opinion those Apprehensions were groundless: That when Things fell out according to Mr. Cole, man's Expectations, Father ferryer desir'd a Continu- ance of the Correspondence by Sir William Throck- morton, which Mr. Colemen was willing to comply with, as knowing that the Interest of the King, and ( particularly) of his immediate Master the Duke, and his most christian Majesty, were insepara- ble: That when he shew'd Mr Ferryer, that is we had been forc'd from our active Alliance with France the last Year, we should certainly be forc'd from our Neutrality at the next meeting of the Parliament: That Mr. Ferryer having communicated this Mat- ter to the French King, he gave him Orders to signify to his Royal Highness, that he esteem'd both their Interests as one ; and that if his Royal Highness would endeavour to dissolve this Parliament, his most Christian Majesty would assist him with his Power and Purse to get a new one for their Purpose ; and if his Royal Highness would propose what he thought conducive to his own Advantage, or the Advantage of Religion, his most Christian Majesty would do what he could to advance both, or either. These Offers Sir William Throckmorton sent Mr. Coleman, June 2. 1674 ; which having communicated to his Royal Highness, he was commanded to return an An- swer to them, which he did the 29th of the same Month ; importing, that his Royal Highness conceiv'd their Interests to be both one; and that the present Parliament were very dangerous to them, and there- fore it was necessary they should be dissolv'd; and the French King would make the some Offer of his Purse to the King of England he had done to his Roy- al Highness he believ'd he might succeed, with the Assistance they should give him here ; and if this par liament were dissolv'd, there would be no great Difficul- ty in getting another, that would be more useful To be continu'd. White hall, Whitehall, sept. 21. The States General having caused the preceding Resolution to be made publick, it is judged proper to give an Account of what has been done here in the Affair to which it relates. Upon a Representation of M. Chamorel the French Secretary, that last Winter Peter Tartoue, Master of a Ship belonging to Nantes, being at Cork, took on Board four Passengers for France ; that those Passen- gers when they were out at Sea, kill'd the said Master and all the Ship's Company, possess'd themselves of the Ship, and afterwards put into Dartmouth, Where they made some Alterations in order to disguise her ; the Rt. Honourable the Ld. Carteret one ot His Ma- jesty's principal Secretaries of State, immediately sig- nified His Majesty's Commands, that a strict and di- ligent Search should be made in all the Ports of Great- Britain and Ireland, to the end the Ship might be recover'd for the Use of the Owners, and the Offenders brought to Justice, Some time after the issuing of thofe Orders, Information was given to the Ld. Cartaret, that a Person who was under an Ar- rest for Debt, and went by the Name of John Eu- stace was, very probably, one of those concerned in the Murther of the Master and Crew of the French Ship before mention'd. Upon this Information the Ld. Carteret by a Warrant order'd him to be brought before him, and upon Examination, he insisted, that his Name was John Eustace, notwithstanding a Let- ter had been found in his Pocket, directed to him by his Wife, by the Name of Roche; till being con- fronted by the Captain of a Ship, who swore he had known him Personally for many Years, he confess'd his true Name to be Philip Roche. This, with se- veral other Circumstances wherein he prevaricated, and contradicted himself, served to confirm the Suspi- cion against him ;' so that his Lordship committed him to Newgate for Pyracy, and vehement Suspicion of Murther. After he had been a few Days in New. gate, ( where he now continues ) he made an ample Confession, as well of the Murther of Peter Tat- toue, and of his Crew, as of Henry Ousley ; and nam'd his Accomplices. Upon his Description of their Persons, and of their usual Places of Abode, or where they might most probably be found, his Lordship dispatch'd His Majesty's Orders to several Ports and Places for the apprehending them ; by which, Means two of them, viz. Richard Neale, and Francis Wise, have been already taken in Ireland, and his Mayesty's Orders are gone for their being brought over hither, to be Tried by a Court qf Admiralty It is hop'd the diligent Endeavours used for seizing the rest, will likewise succeed ; it being His Majesty's In- tention, in regard to the Barbarity of the Facts, that of those Criminals as are or shall be apprehended, should be prosecuted with the utmost Rigour of the Law. The Additional Work to the Back- Stairs, of St. James's Palace, as also the Painting, & c. in other Places are finishing with Expedition against the King's Return, which ' tis thought will be next Sunday come 7- Night. , The Dutchess, Dowager of Marlborough is gone to the Bath to stay there some Days: Her Grace has not yet resolved where to reside this Winter. Last Tuesday, several of the Nobility set out for New Market to see the Horse Races; the King will not be there, but his Majesty's Piate will be run for the 4th of next Month Baron Hattorp, his Majesty's Secretary for Foreign Affairs, who lately arrived from Germany, intends to continue here all the Winter. Dispositions are made for the Tryal of the State Prisoners committed for High Treason, one of which are informed has made some Discoveries of that execrable Plot contriv'd against his Majesty's Person and Government The last Letters: from Gibraltar, dated the 18th past, say, that the Prohibition of Commerce with Bar- bary was not then taken of. The Directors of the East India Company have de. clated, that the Sale after the Tea shall be continued with the Coffee, Pepper, Redwood, Cowres, Alloes, Carmenian Wool, & c. that no more Redwood shall be put up till September next that Saltpetre will be put up at 50 s. per hundred Weight, and no more Salt- petre to be afterwards put up under 60 s. per hundred till September, 1714, The Loo Man of War, which has brought a Very fine Horse as a Present from the King of Tunis to his Britannick Majesty, is discharged from Quaran- tain,. Sunday last the Bishop of Norwich, by Reason of the Bishop of London's Illness, Ordained several Priests and Deacons for his Lordship at the Tabernacle of St. Martins in the Fields. . One Night last Week, at a Female Gaming House in Tibbalds Kow near Red Lion Street, there was a terrible Out- Cry, not much unlike a Catterwauling, which was occasioned by a Visit paid to the Company there by the Constable of Holburn Division, who con- ducted from thence about half a Dozen of the Ladies, and two or three Men their Officers, and caused them all to be accommodated that Night with Lodgings in New Prison, and the next Day introduced them in. to the Presence of divers Justices of the Peace, who were so well pleafed with their Company, that their Worships obliged them to enter into Recognizances to appear before them at the next Sessions of the Peace, to the End they may be there treated as the Law di- rects. We hear that the Commissioners for granting Wine Licences, are to be heard before the Lords of the Tre- sury, in Relation to the Affairs of their Office.. The Grenadiers of the Army in Hide- Park are be- fore their decamping, to perform an Exercise of throw- Hand- Granadoes, & c. before his Majesty. The Reverend Mr. Hawkins, Chaplain to the Tower, visits almoft every Day the Bishop of Ro- chester, and such of the other State Prisoners as de- sire it. Last Monday one John Ash, stood in the Pillory Chelsea, pursuant to his Sentence at the last Sessions, for forging a Note of 50 1, under the Hand of a Gen. tleman of that Town. The same Day, twelve Malefactors suffer'd at Ty- burn : The Streets were filled with infinite Crowds of Spectators to see them pass to Execution. The Body of Brinsden the Cloth drawer was brought home to Black- Fryers, to be laid in the same Grave with his Wife whom he murder'd. That of Jennings, alias Milksop, to a Surgeon's in Newgate street ; another was carried to Surgeon's Hall; others to St. Giles's, Cripplegate Parish and Ratcliff, the usual Places Of those unfortunate Persons Residence. Matthias Brinsden's Daughter, who convicted her said Father of barbarously murthering her Mother, being instructed by some wise Women of what Im- portance it was to have her Father's Forgiveness ( tho' what she did was her unquestionable Duty) did. with many Tears, seek that imaginary Blessing while he lay condemn'd in Newgate to no purpose; but in High Holborn, going up to the Cart wherein he was carry'd to Execution, and kneeling down to him, she with much Difficulty obtain'd it. Last Monday in the Afternoon died the Honourable the Lady Catherine Barker, Sister to the Right Ho- nourable the Earl of Leicester. On Saturday a Gentleman's Coachman was whipt from Turnstile in Holborn to St. Giles's Pound, for attempting to debauch a Child of six Years old. On Thursday 7 Night one Joseph Rich Waterman of Greenwich, took in six or seven Passengers for Lon- don, but in their coming up they perceived him to be in Liquor, and therefore would not venture them- selves with him to. London, but would go ash0re at Ratcliff- Cross, which accordingly they did ; and the Waterman launching the Boat out again, he fell Over, board and was drowned The Dutch Embassador who has been detain'd a Fortnight by contrary Winds, sail'd last Monday about eleven of the Clock. The following Account is taken from a Letter of the Honourable Colonel John Wentworth, Governor of Piscataque in New England, dated July 27, 1722. The Indians have of late been very troublesome, and have burnt 50 or 40 Houses, kill'd and taken a great many People ; also have taken 17 Fishermens Sloops and Scooners in Governor Philips's Government, We rough of Leominster have presented a most loyal Ad- dress to the King, which his Majesty most graciously On Tuesday last a Warrant was sent to the High Constable of the City and Liberty of Westminster requiring him to order his Petty Constables to make a Return of all the Innkeepers in the said Liberty the Horse Guards, who are to decamp on Monday next, being, as we are inform'd, to quarter in their Inns during the present Conjuncture of Affairs One of Sir John Blunt's Sons succeeds Capt. Cook as first Lieutenant in Brigadier Bisset's Regiment of Fuziliers, who succeeds Major Vincent as Captain in the said Regiment, which is now in the Island of Mi- norca, Wednesday one John Salt, and Sarah his Wife com- monly call'd Silver Sarah, stood in the Pillory over a- gainst Chancery- Lane end, in Fleet street, pursuant to their Sentence at the Sessions at Guildhall, as no- torious Cheats ; he having married her by the Name of Haynes, that she by that Means might try to get a Maintenance, or at least, extort Money from a cer- tain Gentleman of that Name, with whom she pre- tended to have had Acquaintance; They were suffi- ciently Pelted by the Populace, and the Fellow in wriggling about, at last fell down, pulling the Pillory along with him- 1 The William and James, newly arrived from Bar- badoes, having sailed from that Island July the 28th hath brought Advice, that the Swallow Man of War Capt. Ogle, was arrived there with his three Prizes the Pyrate Ships formerly mention'd, taken on the Coast of Africa ; of the Men that were taken in them, some were tried and executed in Africa, some at Barbadoes, others sent to the Mines, and a certain Number he brings over hither, who alledge, they were forced into the Service- Friday 7- Night being St. Matthew's Day, Mr. Neale, Apothecary at St. Alban's, was again unanimonsly chosen Mayor of that Corporation for the Year ensu- ing. Wednesday Mr. Fleetwood was taken into Custody of a Messenger, in Holborn, as he was going in a Coach to Hendon. We have also taken 50 of them: Capt. Harman hath kill'd 18, and taken several which was a bold and brave Action, the Indians having another Body of 300 within half a Mile of the Place where he fought them. , , On Sunday last was 7- Night a Fire broke out at a Flax Shop in Eastgate street in Exeter, which burnt down that Shop and House, and the violence of the Flames threaten'd Destruction to the whole Neigh- bourhood; but by the good Management of the en- gines, their further Progress was prevented. Tuesday began at the Pay- Office Broadstreet, the Payment of such Tickets of Seamen as have been de- liver'd in or made out by Orders of the Commissioners of the Navy, since the 1st of October 1712, where the former Payments left off. It is said, that when Mr. Lear was on Friday last examin'd at the Cockpit by a Committee of Council, he press'd very much to be admitted to Bail ; assuring the Lords that he had no Intention to withdraw him- self, and to induce them to believe him to be sincere, offered to give Security to a very great Sum for his Appearance: But instead of granting his Request they enquir'd of Mr. Compton if the Room wherein he lodg'd was secure, and if not, that he would re- move him into one that Was stronger, in order to pre- Vent his making a second Escape ; for which purpose, he has the Col. of the Guards that is upon Duty lying in the next Room to him It iS reported, that he has owned the carrying of several Letters to the Cheva- lier, and the late Duke of Ormond, from a Person now in Custody. The Duke of Newcastle hath given Orders for His Majesty's Apartments in the Royal Palace at St. James's, to be get ready with all convenient Speed. Col. Worsley the Governour of Barbadoes, set for- ward last Wednesday for that Island but calls at Lisbon by the Way, to take his Houshold Goods with him, which he had left there, but that be ing so much out of his Way, ' twill hinder him at least a Month ; so that it will be near Christmass be- fore he can arrive at Barbadoes, where his Presence is extreamly wanted. The remaining Part of the Jamaica Fleet, bound to London and Bristol, are expected Home every Day. We hear, the Persons design'd to be nominated for Speaker to the House of Commons, are Spen- cer Compton, Esq, the late Speaker ; Daniel Poult- ney, Esq; Sir Joseph Jekyl, Master of the Rolls, and Sir Thomas Hanmer ; two of which Number ha- ving very well fill'd the Chair already, and the other two by their having been long Members of that Ho. nourable House, may be supposed to be very well qualified for that high Station. Thomas Etheridge, one of the Malefactors repriev'd from Execution last Sunday Night, is fallen dange- rously ill, insomuch that there are little Hopes of his Life. The Officer appointed to bring the Warrant of Reprieve to the Sheriffs, carried it, thro' Mistake, to a Gentleman's Chambers, who was out of Town, and left it under the Door, where it might have remain'd till the Prisoner had been Executed, but for a lucky Accident that happen'd. Or Monday last Mr. Mickletwaite, an old Ac- comptant of the Treasury, at the East India House, died of a Mortification in one of his Hands, which was occasioned by the Lid of an Iron Chest falling upon it, as he was opening the same. The South- Sea Company are now ready to dis- charge and pay the Principal and Interest of their Bonds and Warrants that were delivered out for the 4 pet Cent. Dividend of Midsummer 1721, and after the 29th Instant the Interest on the same will cease. Letters from Lisbon, by the Mail that arrived on Monday last, brought Advice, that the Price of Corn was considerably abated there, since the Arrival of about 30 English Ships at that Port, laden with seve- ral sorts of Grain. Some Days ago a noted Italian Count was commit- ted to the Gatehose by Stephen Brice, Esq, for as- saulting at the Meuse- Gate a Person belonging to the Exeter Stage Coach with a drawn Sword, and threat- ning to wound him, and for wounding one of his horses. He is since admitted to Bail. The capital Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Bo- On Friday 7 Night a Gentleman going along the Strand, before the Shops were shut, was knock'd down, and had his Sword, Hat and Cane taken from him. There were five belonging to the Gang, one of whom going afterwards by himself to Charing- Cross, took a Fancy to a Hat, which he saw upon a Counter in a Haberdasher's Shop, and seeing no body, he snatch'd it up, and went off: But going afterwards to a Geneva Shop at Charing- Cross, he took so large a Dose, that before he got to Westminster, he had laid himself down in the Street, between the two Gates by the Privy Garden Wall, where a Watch, man finding him with two Hats, and but one Head, began to suspect they might not both be his own; upon which he conducted him to an easier Lodging for that Night, and the next Morning he was derir'd to walk before Justice Gore, to whom not being able to give satisfactory Answers to some Questions which the Justice thought fit to ask him, he order'd his Mitti- mus to be made. Upon which, he told the Justice if he would order the Room to be clear'd, and pro- mise to stand his Friend, he would inform him of somewhat that might be of Service to the Publick, which the Justice complying with, he told him. that there were four more in the Gang with him; that they generally robb'd between Somerset- House and Whitehall; that their Way was to knock down the Person they intended to rob, and the others, under Pretence of helping, to rifle him of what they could: He said he had been concern'd in several such Robbe- ries, and gave a particular Account of a House in St. Giles's, where they generally resorted ; so that tis hop'd some of them are pretty safe by this Time. Upon a Representation of the Cafe of Edward Ray- mond, condemn'd the last Sessions for a Robbery on the Highway, to the King, his Majesty was pleas'd last Wednesday to sign a Warrant for his free Pardon. The Lady of Sir George Oxendon, Bart. Member of Parliament for the Port of Sandwich, is brought to Bed of a Son. They They write from Lincolnshire, that the Reverend Mr. George Modde, late fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, died the 5th instant, in the 81st Year of his Age, having been a Fellow of that College up- wards of 60 Years, a Gentleman of great Piety, Chari- ty, and Learning, and particularly a great Master of the Greek Tongue. On Tuesday a poor Boy ringing the Prayer Bell at St. Ann's Westminster. the Rope catch'd him up and dash'd his Brains out against the Wall. Last Tuesday the three Young Princesses went to Richmond, and their Highnesses will go again thi- ther this Day. Manning, Esq; who has been his Ma- jesty's Envoy to the Protestant Swiss Canton for several Years past, is returned hither from thence. A pattern of Huts is set up in Hide- Park, where the Horse and Foot Grenadiers are to perform their Skill next Saturday, in throwing Hand Grenadoes. The Duke of Montague will send a great Number of Protestant Palatines t0 be embarked in Holland for St. Lucia, of which Island his Grace is the Propietor. Our Merchants have Letters from Archangel, dated Aug 21 . importing, that only one English Ship was then arrived in that Harbour. The Countess of Incheqain is brought to Bed of a Last Monday the Bishop of Rochester was indisposed somewhat more then ordinarily of the Gout, which is the only Distemper he has been afflicted with for some Years past. No Body is suffered to see him, nor the three other Prisoners of State, without special leave, and in the Presence of the Warders; and what- ever Presents are sent them, Care is taken to see what they be especially Books, which are thoroughly search- ed. The Prisoners in the Tower are deny'd the Use of Pen, Ink and Paper Captain Kelly being lately in- disposed of an Ague, was quickly recovered by a Por- tion, prepared by a Gentleman inhabiting in Pall. Mall, . . Three Ships of 800 Tun in all, are arrived at Ports- mouth to lade Corn for Lisbon; others are getting ready for that end. Wednesday last at a Meeting of the Livery Men of this City at the Crown Tavern behind the Royal Exchange, it was Unanimously resolved by the greatest Ap- pearance of the most wealthy Citizens as was ever known upon any such Occasion, to put in Nomination for Lord Mayor on Saturday next, the two worthy Aldermen next the Chair, viz. Sir Gerrard Conyers and Sir Peter Delme, both eminent Merchants. It was reckoned upon a moderate Computation that the Number present could not be less than two thousand. Counsellor Lear's Lady has been seiz'd coming from France, with Letters and other Papers of Conse- quence. By the Dutch East- India Ships lately return'd home, ' there is Advice, that they left at the Cape of Good hope the Addison, as also the Shandois, another Eng- lish Ship bound home, which had been much dama- ged in a Storm. ' Tis said the 0ccasion of the Lord North and Gray's being taken up in the Isle of Wight was this. The Deputy Governor Col. Morgan, observing his Lord- ship with two other Gentlemen, going several Times to Mr. Holme's House, and not appearing to have any Business in the Island, order'd some persons to watch them narrowly, and to give him an Account of their Motions; which they did so diligently, that they observed one Evening going Aboard a Yatch which lay there ; which they immediately giving the Colonel Notice of he sent Orders to a Captain of one of of the King's Frigates that lay something farther out at Sea, to have an Eye upon that Yatch, and soso soon as it was preparing to sail, to send his Long boat Aboard and secure all the Passengers upon Sus- picion, which being done, the Lord North and Gray at first pretended to be another Person, but afterwards confessed who he was ; they were all three immedi- ately carryed to the Governor, who told them he must secure them till he could write to Court ; and upon an Answer from thence, he had Orders to send them up in Custody : there being then a Warrant against the said Lord in the Messengers Hands, who were gone to look after his Lordship at his House in Epping Fo- rest; the other two Persons Names are not yet known, but one of them is supposed to be Mr. Sample. The Lord North and Grey was expected in Town last Night, an Officer in a Coach six and two Messengers being gone to fetch him up, and yesterday to the Tower. Mr Swathsuger, his Lordship's Secretary, was taken at his Lordship's House in Great Queen- Street. Last Thursday Morning Mr. Snow, Inspector of the Custom, took on board a Vessel. a Gentleman of about 17 Years of Age, with a large Pecquet of Let- ters, hoing as is supposed for France. Last Tuesday Night an Express arrived here from France, of great Importance. Last Thursday a Committee of Council sate at the Cockpit upon Grand Affairs. On Wednesday last in the Evening, two of his Ma- jesty's Messengers went down to Brittel, to bring up the Earl of Orrery with his Secretary ; and last Thurs- day Morning Mr De le Faye, With an Officer and two Messengers, went to his Lordship's House in Glass- house street, and search'd the same for Papers. ' Tis said that Colonel Otway was order'd to bring up the Earl of Orrey from his Country Seat; and Colonel Morton order'd to bring up the Lord North and Grey from the Isle of Wight. On Tuesday last Mr. Fountain, an Occulist, was taken into Custody. Last Thursday cams Advice from the Bath, that General Wightman died there of an Apoplexy on Tuesday last. The Rev Mr, Clagett, Domestick Chaplain to the late Earl of Sunderland, succeds Dr. Gery as Arch- deacon of Buckingham. Mr Dod the famous Ballad Printer is taken into Custody of a Messenger. One Mr Steward, in Custody of a Messenger, making an Escape from him, and attempting' to swim over the Thames, was drown'd. The Continuation of the Cheats of the Astrologers; Doct. I must tell you what the Stars tell me: You would not have me tell a Lye, would you ? Wom. Oh no ! Let me have the Truth on't, though it be never so bad : Must it then be so that I shall out- live my poor Husband? Doct. You need not doubt it. Wom. God's will be done: But can you tell me, Sir, whether ever I shall marry, or not ? Doct. That's another Question, now therefore if I answer it, I expect to be paid for two Questions. Wom. Look you, Sir, there's a Shilling for your first Question; and truly, Sir, I have but Sixpence more about me, which I will give you with all my Heart for this last Question, for I long to know. Pray don't stand with me now for I shall come again and make it good to you, and shall send a great many of my Neighbours. Doct Well, upon that Condition I tell you, you shall marry again. Wom Oh dear, why shall I so ! But what kind of Man is he, pray Doctor ? And what Trade? How Old may he be? Doct. For his Features the Man is likely enough, but a young Man, and his Trade is something about Lea- ther, he lives very nigh the Place where you do now, if not in the same House. Wom. Say no more, say no more, on my Conscience you have hit the Mark. Indeed, Sir, you are a brave Man. I have been with many Astrologers in my Time and never could meet with any that answered so pac to every Thing as you do: But do you think we shall live lovingly together, and which of us two shall die first? Doct. I can answer you no more now, unless I erect a new Scheme ; for the Face of the Heavens is altered since you came in. Wom. Your Servant, Sir, I'll trouble you no farther now. but I'll come again shortly : Fare you well, Sir, I shall blaze your Name abroad, for the best Astrologer in the three Kingdoms. Doct. Your Servant, Mistress. And now the Doctor and I came together again. Enq r 2356 ) Enq. How did you find by your Figure, Doctor, that her Husband was sick ? Doct. Because she told me so. Enq. But how did Venus in Aries signifie a Con- umption? , Doct. D'ye think I was an Ass, to tell her any other Disease, when the told me before it was a Consump- tion enq. Right, and so she told you the Auswer to her sixpenny Questions, before she ask'd it when she spoke of the Journey- man Shoemaker, but this Figure was not radical, and Astrologers say, ' tis dangeroas to give an Answer when Scorpio ascends. Doct A Figure is always radical to me, when I can get a Shilling by it: And as for Scorpio, that is to say ' tis found out now lately ( since some of our best Astrolo- gers have had that Sign ascending at their Nativities) that Scorpio is no such deceitful Sign as the Ancients accounted him ; but rather the most propitious Sign in the Heavens. . To be continu d. Tory Faction discourag'd, in relation to the choosing of a Lord- Mayor this Day at Guildhall. AS Sir Samuel Conyers is next the Chair, a Person of undoubted Wealth and Probity, and firmly attack'd to our happy Constitution in Church and State, it is presum'd, that all loyal Citizens will not suffer themselves to be imposed upon by Falshood and Scan- dal, but unanimously concur in paying him the usual Respect at the Election on this Day ; and as we are inform'd, there are but very few who are misguided, and imposed on by some ignorant or designing Men ; whose licentious and heated Tongues and Pens have been, and still are unaccountably employ'd against the justice and Honour of worthy Magistrates, in order to promote some sinister Designs against the Peace and Quiet of the City. It is not doubted but all honest Citizens will har- moniously concur in raising to the Dignity of Lord. Mayor, those who being next the Chair are intituled to that Honour and Trust. And we think, that those Aldermen who may be excited by hot- headed Men to oppose their senior Brethren, can't do a more accepta- ble Service to the City, than by discouraging such dis- honourable Attempts. Upon the whole, let Gentlemen but ask themselves if they can find throughout the city on honester, or a better natur'd Citizen than Sir Gerard Conyers let them remember that Sir Gerard is an Alderman who was chosen sheriff without any Objection ; that he has served that chargeable Office with Candour and Repu- tation ; that a regular Succession to the Mayoralty has for a great many Years been religiously observ'd by both Sides, mov'd thereunto by the sole Consideration of preferring the City in Tranquility ; and ' tis hop'd, that every Citizen will conceive a just Indignation a. gainst those that are now breaking its Peace, especially at a Time when Credit and the Good of the Kingdom calls for the united Assistence of every honest Man, who has any Regard for the Publick, or even his own private Interest They write from Chichester in Sussex. that on the 13th Instant, the Officers of the Customs in that Port ( and not Lieutenant Jeykill and Mr. Rogers as was re- ported) seiz'd fifty nine half Anchors of Brandy, which the Smuglers had buried in the Beach near Pagham and the same Week another Officer there, seiz'd eleven Anchors of Brandy ; so that the Smug- lers in those Parts meets but with bad Success, and tis hoped they will be entirely discouraged from that pernicious Trade. the Journal of the Siege of Montreuil Fort continued. On the 24th ths Trench being relieved before the Fort of Montieuil by a Detachment of the King's Re- giment; the Saps were perfected, and two new ones were open'd to cut off from the Besieged the Commu- nication between the cover'd Way and the little Half. Moon, which had been raised the Evening before. As soon as the double Sap was something advanced a Company of Grenadiers attack'd that little Half- Moon, which the Besieged defended with a great deal of success for a little while ; but at last they aban- don'd it, and then sprung a Mine, which carried off the Angle and half the Front of this Work. On the 25th, the Besieged sent two Companies of Grenadiers to attack this Half Moon which the Be- sieged had taken, and they made themselves Masters of it, and were beginning to establish themselves there, when two Companies of Grenadiers belonging to the King's Regiment drove them from thence The same Day three Cavaliers were raised upon the Glacis, to force the Besieged to abandon the cover'd Way. On the 26th the Besieged were forced by the Fire from these three Cavaliers, to abandon the Sail ant Angles of the cover'd Way ; the Workmen were then ordered to Advance , and begin the lodg- ments ; but the Besiegers having made a Sally, re- pulsed the Grenadiers who supported the Workmen and overturn'd their Works. At the same time the Besieged sprung a Mine, which carried off one of the Angles of the cover'd Way ; and that done, two Companies of Grenadiers establish'd themselves along the Palisadoe. from the King's to the Queen's Bastion On the 27th, a Detachment of the Life- Guards' the second Company of Musketeers, and four Com- panies of Grenadiers were commanded to attack a Convoy which was coming into that Fort ; the Troops which guarded it being Repulsed, the Con- voy was taken, one Waggon excepted , which got into the Fort. The same Day they perfected the Lodgement whirh had been began the Evening be. fore along the Pallisadoes of the cover'd Way, and they began to open Passages from the Place of Arms In the Evening a Mine of the Besieged blew up a Battery, which the Besiegers had established up- on the Pallisadoes, to make a Breach in the right Front, and the Half Moon of Orleans. All things being ready on the 29th past for a gene- ral Assault of Fort Montreuil, the King order'd the Governour to be summoned to surrender; and upon his answering that he was in a Condition of holding out, the Besiegers attack'd the two Bastions: They lodg'd themselves at the Foot of the Queen's Bastion, and became Masters also of that of the King, at the Entrance of which the Besieg'd at intrench'd them- selves. The King having enter'd that Bastion, the Besieg'd beat the. Chamede, and sent to his Majesty M. de la Motte, the King's Lieutenant, and first Engi- nier of the Place, to demand Capitulation, and ha- ving sent for Brigadier de Clavelles, who commanded in the Fort, his Majesty conferr'd on him the Order of St. Lewis. Christned Males 186. Females 165. ' In all 351.' Buried Males 270. Females 280. In all 550. Increased in the Burials this Week 68. CASUALTIES. Executed 2. Kill'd 2, one with a Tobacco- Pipe St Giles's without Cripplegate ; and one by a Fall at St. Dunstan's at Stepney. South Sea Stock 87 1 8th. Bank no Transfer: India 126 1 4th. African 10 York- Buildings no Trans- fer. Unsubscribed Lot Annuity 102 1 q'. Royal change Assurance 5 j 8th. to 5. London Assur. 6. ADVERTISEMENTS. V Last Croydon- Fair Day, a Boy lead- ing several Horses at Stretham, a Bay Mare about 14 Hands high, and about 7 Years of Age, with a Star in her Forehead, mark'd N. B on her hinder Buttock, a good Saddle with Brass Stirrups, and a tann'd Lea- ther Bridle, was exchang'd (' tis suppos'd; by the Owner of a Gelding mark'd with a Horse shoe on his ButtocK a Snip on his Nose, with two white Legs, a switch Tail, about the same Height and Colour of the Mare, which belongs to the George Inn on Great Tower hill and where if the said Mare is return'd, the Owner may receive his Gelding : Or if anv Person can tell Tidings of the Mare, so that she may be had again, he or she shall he well rewarded for their Pains. ,, WHereas Elizabeth Burton, that lately liv'd in Lumley Court in the Strand, is deceased ; this is therefore, to give Notice to all Persons that have Goods Pledg'd wirh her, to come to the Place aforesaid and Redeem them in two Months time after Date hereof, and they shall be kindly used ; otherwise they will be dispos'd of LONDON: Printed and Sold by J, READ, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street. Where Advertisements are taken in
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