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

13/10/1722

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Being the frejhejt Advices Foreign xtnd Domeftick. SATURDAY, OCTOBEK 13, 1722. S 1 R, hAving already consider'd many of those Falshoods by which the Cause of our Malecontents is sup- ported ; I shall here speak of that extravagant Credulity, Which dis- poses each particular Member of their Party to believe them. This strange Alacrity in be- lieVing Absurdity and In. consistence, may be call'd is a very strange Man : He believes every thing but the Bible this Siory needs not my Application. " I am, Oct, 11. SIR, 1722. Your most humble Servant, October Greenwood. the Political Faith of a Jacobite. A person who is thoroughly endowed with this Po- litical Faith, is like a Man in a Dream, entertain'd from one end of his Life to the other, with Object that have no Reality or Existence: He is daily nou- rished and kept in Humour by Fiction and Delusion, and may justly be compared to him, who every Morn- ing swallows a Chimera for his Breakfast. This Political Faith of a Jacobite, is altogether founded on Hope; he does not give Credit to any thing because it is probable, but because it is pleasing, his Wishes serve him instead of Reasons to confirm the Truth of what he hears. There is no Report so incredible or contradictory in itself, which he doth not chearfully believe, if it tends to the Advance- ment of the Cause. In short, a Jacobite who is Or- thodox in his Faiih believes nothing but Impossibilities; so that if he happens to be hang'd for Treason and Perjury, he is sure of going to Heaven in a String. The most credulous Man in the World is the Athiest, wh0 believes the Universe to be the Producti- on of Chance. In the same Manner a Jacobite, who is the greatest Beleiver in what is improbable, is the greatest Infidel in what is certain : Let a Friend to the Government relate to him a Matter of Fact, he turns away his Ear fiom him, and gives him the Lye in every look; but if one of his own Stamp should tell him that the Pretender is now coming over with 50000 Men in Wherries to take Possession of the British Throne, that all the Princes in Europe have declar'd in his Favour, and that King GEORGE is afraid of of him ; the Wretch hugs himself at the good News, 1 1 without further inquiry, gers drunk upon it before he goes to bed The Minds of the Jacobites are in- deed so depraved with those Falshoods which they are continually' that they have a natural Relish for Error and have quite lost the Truth as well in Re- ligious as Political Measures. When King Charles was at Windsor, he used The Continuation of the Life of RICHARD III King of ENGLAND. After which Richard courts the Lady Elizabeth his own Brother's Daughter, tho' in vain, for she ab- horred the Motion. However when Henry heard of Richard's Attempts, and not knowing what time, through Flattery and Persuasion from some Persons, might do upon the young Princess's Good Nature, he' hastned for England, setting sail from Harfleet with about 200 Men, August 15. and arrived ac Milford- Haven the seventh Day following ; from whence he advanced toward Shrewsbury. On his Way to which Place there met him Sir Rice ap Thomas, a Man of great Command in Wales, with a great Body of Men, to side in his Quarrel, which Earl Henry afterwards requited, by making this his first Aider Governor of Wales: From Shrewsbury the Earl marched to New- port, where Sir Gilbert Talbot met him with two thousand Men from the Earl of Shrewsbury. Thence he passed to Litchfield, where he was honourably re- ceived. But when the Usurper understood that the Earl daily encreafed in Strength, and that he was ad- vanced so far that without any Opposition, from his Court at Nottingham, he set forth his Host to meet the Earl, which he did near unto Market- Bosworth in Leicestershire. His Van Guard he disposed of a marvellous length, to strike the more Terror into the Hearts of his Foes, the leading whereof was commit- ted to John Duke of Norfolk. His own Battalion was furnished with the best approved Men of War.' when he had ordered his Army for fight, he animated his Followers to behave themselves valiantly ; alledg. ing to them, that it was against a Company of Runa- gates, Thieves, Outlaws, Traytors, beggarly Bre- taigns, and faint- hearted French Men, that they were to fight, would oppress and spoil them of their Lands, Wives and Children; that these their Enemies were such Cowards, that they would fly faster from them than the silly Hart before the Hound; that the Earl of Richmond, Captain of the Rebellion, was but a Welsh Milksop. For their Love to him their Prince, their Zeal to their Native Country, he wished that Day to shew their English Valour, assuring them thac for his part he would either triumph in a glorious Victory, or die in the Quarrel with immortal Fame. Now St. George for us. and us for Victory saith he ; Haste therefore forward, and remember this, that I am he that with high Advancement, will prefer the valiant and hardy, and with severe Torture will pu. nish the dastard and cowardly run away. The Earl of Richmond's Fore front was commanded by the Earl of Oxford, 1 Right Wing by Sir Gilbert Talbot, the Left by Sir John Savage, the main battle by the EARL himself, and his Uncle Jasper. When the Earl had Ordered his small Host. consisting of about 5000 Men, he rode from Rank to Rank. and Wing n Wing, encourag'ng his Followers to fight ; alledging the Justness of their Quarrel, which God would bless; 1; P assuring I I ML assuring them, that for so good a Cause as to free the Land of a Monster, a Tyrant, a Murderer, he would that Day rather become a dead Carrion upon the Ground, than a Carpet Prisoner kept alive for Re- proach. Advance therefore forward, saith he, like true hearted Englishmen, display your Banner in De. fence of your Country, get the Day and be Conquerors, lose the Day and be Villains. God and St. George give us a happy Success. Then immediately a fierce Battle commenced, and was manfully continued on either Part At length, the King having Intelligence, that Earl Henry was but slenderly accompanied with Men of Arms, he therefore with his Spear in the Rest ran violently towards the Earl, in which rage, at first Brunt, he bare down and overthrew the Earl s Standard, slew Sir William Brandon the Bearer there- of- next encountred Sir John Cheiny, whom he threw to the Ground, thereby making an open Passage to the Earl himself. In which very instant, when the Earl was like to be distressed, the Lord Stanley sent in Aids of fresh Soldiers ( under the Leading of Mr Willi- am Stanley) which were raised, as he pretended for Richard, but intended them when he should see his Time, for Richmond's Service These entered the Fight with such Courage, that they put the Usurper's Forccs to slight ; when the Usurper closing his Hel- met, said to such that brought him a swift Horse for his Escape. This Day shall finish all Battles, or else I finish my Life. So thrusting into the throng of his Enemies, he manfully fighting died in the Place, A. D. 14SJ, Auguft 22. There died with him that Day the Duke of Norfolk, the Lord Ferrers of Chart. ' ley, Sir Richaid Radcliffe, Sir Robert Brakenbury. The Number of both Parts slain in the Field were 4ooo. Sir William Catesby with other Persons of Quality were taken, and two Days after were Behead. ed at Leicester. Thomas Howard Earl of Surry, rhe Duke of Norfolk's Son and Heir, being then also taken Prisoner, the Earl of Richmond demanded of him how how he durst bear Arms in behalf of that Tyrant Rich aid ? To which he answered', he was my crowned King, and if the Parliamentary Authority if England sat the . Crown upon a Stock, I will fight for that Stock And as I fought then for him I will fight for you when you are established by the said Authority. King Richard's Crown, which was then taken amongst the Spoils of rhe Field, the Lord Stanley Earl of Darby set upon Earl Henry's Head. The slain Body of the Usurper all tugg'd and torn, stark naked, was trussed, behind Blanch Sr. Leiger, a Pursuivant at Arms; like a Hog or Calf, the Head and Arms hanging on one side of the horse, and his Legs on the other, after which manner it- was brought to Leicester, where it was bu- ried in the Grey- Friers Church. The Stone Chest wherein his Corps lay, was at length made a Drink- ing Trough for Horses at a common Inn. His Body, if you will credit Tradition herein, was born out of the City, and concemptuously bestowed under Bow. Bridge. To be continu'd. would be at rest, and his most Christian Majesty's Interest would be secured in England In order to this, they had two great designs in View the next Parliament ; one to put them designs in dressing the King to put the Fleet into his Royal Highness's Hands, and the other to get an Act for Li- berty of Conscience; and if the French King would advance but 20000 1. he would be sacrificed did not succeed: That he did not think Mon. Rou- vigny would be so zealous in these Points . as a good Catholick, because they would give the greatest blow to the Protestant Religion here, that ever it receiv'd since its Birth: That if these Steps were taken then a Dissolution might prove advantageous otherwise they should but change ( A Parliament for Minister,), and continue under the same Bondage as before- but if the Duke were once set above them, they should not fear the Ministry, they should be establish'd beyond Opposition, every one would come over to them and worship the Rising Sun. ' " a That having thus representd their Case, he hop'd his Reverence would lay it to Heart, and afford them what Help he could both with the King of Heaven by his Holy Prayers, and with his most Christian Majesty ; ( whose Zeal and Piety gave him the greatest Hopes) And if ever his Majesty's Affairs, or his own could want the Service of so inconsiderable a Creature none would be readier to obey their Commands or more faithful in the Execution, than, See. Then a Letter in French from le Chese, dated Octob. 23. 1675, being an Answer to the former was read in Court, first in French, and afterwards ia English, as follows. SIR, The Letter which you gave yourself the Trouble to write to me came to my Hands but last Night. I read it with great Satisfaction: and I assure you. that its Length did not make it seems tedious. I should be very glad on my part to assist in seconding your good Intentions; I will consider of the Means to effect it ; and when I am better inform d than I am as yet, I will give you an Account, to the end I may hold Intelligence with you, as you did with my Predecessor, I desire you to believe that I will never fail as to my good Will for the Service of your Master, whom I honour as he deserves, and that it is with great Truth, that I am, &:. . D. L. C. Then a Declaration was read, which Mr. Coleman had prepar'd in the Name of his Majesty, containing Reasons for dissolving the Parliament, and calling a new one. After this another Letter was read, which Mr. Coleman had prepar'd in the Name of the Duke to Mons. le Chefe, and which Sir Philip Lloyd depos'd, that Mr. Coleman confess'd to a Committee of Lords in Newgate, he prepar'd without the Duke's Privity, and that when shew'd it the Duke, he was angry and rejected it. This Letter acknowledges the French King's Kind- ness in offering his Purse and Assistance against the Designs of the Duke's Enemies ; and tells him he has the same Opinion of the Parliament and the Lord Arlington, that the French King had ( viz) That they were not in the Interest of the King his Brother, ot his Catholick Majesty, or himself; and that it was ne- cessary they should use their joint Credit to pre- vent their ill Designs : And then he repeats What Steps had been taken in Father Ferryer's Time, ( as are mention'd in Mr. Coleman's first Letter) and adds that having expected the Effects of these Offers made him by the French King ( in Father Ferryers time) to this very Hour, and finding nothing done, see- ing on the other Hand that my Lord Arlington and several others endeavour'd by a thousand deceits to break the good Intelligence which was between the King his Brother, his most christian Majesty and himself, and to abuse them all three, he thought fit to advertise him of it, and desire his Friendship and as- sistance to prevent their ill Designs: As to any thing farther he left it to Sir William Throckmorton Coleman, to inform him of the true Condion England ; that they were firmly in his Interests and he might trust them without any Apprehension To be continu'd. ^ The Continuation cf the Tryal of Edward Coleman, for High Treason. And he confesses he did communicate these things to Monsieur Rouvigny, and shamefully beg his Master's Help, and that he would assist but with 20000 1. and with that Supply he would have made it ' evident to the Duke, that he should not have miss'd of such an Interest, as that he should have been re- stor'd to all his Places : That he was upon the Point of having the Duke's Consent to propose it to the Par. liament, that they would address the King to put the Fleet inro his Hands, and had he had Money to have managed his Interest, he should have carried his Point, but the Duke weighing the Consequences if he should miss in such an Undertaking, he thought sit not to venture then : That he took the Case to be much the same, as it was the last Sessions ; and if they could advance the Duke's Interest one Step, they should put him out of the reach of Chance for ever ; for he made such a Figure already, that cautious Men did not care to act against him ; and if they could gain a little Ad- dition of Power, all would come over to him, as the only steady Center of our Government, the Catholicks C 33 « 5 ) At a General Court of the South- Sea Company met at Merchant Taylors- Hall the ; th Instant. After the Sub- Governor had read the sundry Precautions taken to prevent fraudulent Transfers of the Company's Stock; and after several Debates, the following Question for the general Security of each Proprietor was put and carried by a great Majority, viz. That it is the Opinion of this Court, That every Proprietor in this Company, who has had, or shall have Stock transferr'd to him, in the Transfer Books of the Company, be entituled to the Sum so trans. ferr'd, producing a Receipt witness'd by the Clerk attending the Transfer Bcok, provided there shall appear no Fraud on the Part of the Purchaser. Which aforesaid Queftion was determined by Dal- le'., at the South Sea House, on Wednesday and Thursday the ioth and nth Instant from nine in the Morning to six in the Evening of each Day. Dumbarton, Sept. This Day came on the Ele- ction of Magistrates and Town- Council of the Burgh, • for the ensuing Year, wherein Mr. George Smollet of Inglistown Advocate, was unanimously re elected Pro- vost, Daniel Calder,. and David Weir elected Bailies, Humphrey Colquhoun Dean of Guild, and John Laing Treasurer. Edinburgh, Oct i. This Day came on the Election of Magistrates for this Burgh, when the following Persons were chosen, viz. John Wightman, Esq; Ld. Provost, Tho. Fenton, Roger Hoge, Tho. Dick, and and William Carmichael Baillies, George Drummond Dean of Guild, and Wm. Hutton Treasurer. The Lord Boyle, Son and Heir apparent to the Earl of Orrery, who is under the care and Tui- tion of the Rev. Dr. Friend, Master of Westminster. School, goes every Morning to the Tower, to pay his Duty to his Father. There are five Seats in the House of Commons vacant by the Death of the Members since the Elections, viz. Robert Hide of Hatch, Esq; Willi- am Charles Van Huls of Whitehall, Esq; Edward Elliot of Port Elliot, Efq; the Lord Hinchinbroke, and Sir Rob. Davers, Bart, of Rushbrook Hall. We hear that the Particulars of the horrid Con- spiricy which was lately carrying on, have been communicated to the Foreign Ministers residing at this Court, to the End they might acquaint their re. spective Principals therewith. Anthony Cracherode, Esq, Solicitor to the Trea- sury, hath Instructions to proceed against several Persons now in Custody for Crimes against the Go- vernment. , On Saturday last all the Cavalry decamp'd from Hide Park, except the First Troop of Guards, who decamp'd on Monday. The Blue Regiment of Horse, commanded by the Duke of Bolton, thac was encamp'd on Hounslow- Heath, are quarter'd at Staines, Uxbridge, and Cole- brook. The Horse- Guards are to provide themselves con- venient Quarters, as usual, but to lie as near together as may be. We hear that a Party of Horse- Grenadiers are gone to Dartford in Kent, to quarter there. On Saturday last the two Brothers of the Name of Sayer, lately taken into Custody, were admitted to Bail. The same Day Mr. Hardwick and Mr. Plunket, ( this last is said to be a Civilian) were seized at a Coffee- house in Bedford Court, Covent Garden, and taken into the Custody of Mr. Chandler the Messen- ger. Mr. Plunket was examined on Sunday laft, and is put in Iron Fetters. Some say, this Prisoner has declar'd that he was to have Assassinated his Sacred Majesty; but what Fouudation there is for this Re. port, Time must discover. The Merchant Ships belonging to the East- India Company, which are to sail this Year, are these, viz. the Duke of Cambridge, Capt. Small, the Princess Anne. Capt. Luhorne, Montague, Capt. Gordon, New Ship, Capt. Nelly, Sarum, Capt. Newton, Car- narvan, Capt. Thwaits, Mary, Capt. Holden, Darby, Capt. Fithugh, Barringron. Capt. Hunter, Prince Augustus, Capt. Reeves, Craggs, Capt Grantham, Cardigan, Capt. Glegg, Cardonnel, Capt. Mawson, Duke of York, Capt. Hide, Essex, Capt. Summers. Three of these Ships bound for Mocco are already ar- rived near Gravesend. ( We are desired to insert the following Lines on Oc- Casion of the Meeting of the present Parliament. As when the bold aspiring Giants strove To pull from Empire the Allmighty Jove, The Thunderer, with just Resentment fir'd, A speedy Parliament of Gods desir'd, Who to eternal Flames those Rebels hurl'd, And sent the Traytors to th Infernal World. E'en so great GEORGE, the substitute of Jove, ( Appointed King by all the pow'rs above; Calls his Britannick Council to devise The properest Means to crush his Enemies ; Who by their wicked Plots too plainly show That they his Government w u'd overthrow. He'll punish those who wou'd disturb his reign, ? And tho' he will from Cruelty abstain, ' S Like Heav'n, he will not bear his Sword in vain. Tis certain that Preparations are making for trying Counsellor Lear for High Treason : He hath attempt- ed to escape from the Tower. The Prize Certificates in the Malt. Lottery, 17 from the 1st Course to No 1 in the 51st, are now pay- ing at the Bank. Daniel Poultney, Esq; is arriv'd from Paris, where he had been to execute' a Commission from his Ma- jesty. The Directors of the South Sea Company have dis- charg'd most of their supernumerary Servants. A Footman is committed to the Gate House, for insulting one of the King's Messengers, when he was in the Execution of his Office. Last Saturday Night about 500 Muskets, with Bay- onets fixed to them, taken our of the house of Mr. Green a Gunsmith in the Minories as also 20 blun- derbusses, were brought to the Tower, and search is made in other Gunsmiths houses W e are desir'd to insert the following Verses on the late Election in the City. When Right takes Place, and Loyalty prevails, In vain Sedition Plots, and Faction rails : Augusta's wealhty Sons with Scorn oppose Our City's restless, innovating Foes ; Laugh at the little Frauds, and vulgar Lies, Which a few Madmen in their Rage devise With peircing Eyes they view the black Design, And chearfully in Brunswick's Cause combine. While Conyers fills the Chair in fuller Streams, Trade shall roll on, and Crown her Father Thames. Rais'd by his Influ'nce, Credit shall return. And none but false, rebellious Hearts shall mourn: The King, his antient City shall support; His grateful City, shall espouse the Court; Each shall the other zealously, sustain,. And blast the Prospect of a Popish Reign. Baron Sparre is shortly expected here again as En- Voy Extraordinary from the cOurt of Spain. Monday, according to custom, the Vaults under the Parliament House, were strictly inspected Last Sunday the Rev. Dr. Leng preach'd before the King and his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, at the Royal Chappel at St. James's, where an Anthem was sung to Musick. The Earl of Portmore carried the Sword of State. Orders go every Day from Whitehall t0 the Tower, concerning the State- Prisoners confin'd there. And the commanding Officer is oblig'd to make a Report every Morning of the Proceedings, & . of the Garrison. Orders are gone for the several Regiments of Horse and Dragoons encamp'd in Great Britain to decamp forthwith, but the Foot are to remain some time lon- ger. Wilton, oct 4. This Day came on the Election of Mayor for this Borough, when the Rt. Hon the Lord Herbert was chosen without Opposition ( notwith- standing what had been given out to the great Joy of all our Inhabitants, who never yet could boast tHe like Honour done to their Corporation. The Last Tuesday the Lord North and Grey's Lady went to the Tower in a Coach to see her Husband, but was not admitted. The Servants who attend the Bishop of Rochester, and the other State Prisoners, are as care- fully Guarded as their Masters. The Report of Councilor Leat's being removed to Newgate, is not entirely credited, only we hear he has been heard to say, that he expects nothing less than Death, .... We hear that three of the vacant Garters will be conferr'd on the Dukes of Rutland, Bolton, and Rox- Her Grace the Dutchess of Marlborough is gone from the Bath to the Lord Sunderland's Seat in Nor- thamptonshire. This Week the Ld. Bishop of Salisbury, and some Other Prelates, waited on his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at Leicester. House. The Lynn, Capt. Elford Commander , sail'd on Tuesday Morning last from Spithead for Barbadoes, having on Board the Hon. Worthley, esq; Governour of that Island. . This Week John Mac Cricket was committed to Newgate for High Treason. Letters from Philadelphia nf the idth of August last, say, that a Boy of 12 Years of Age had been Executed there for willfully setting his Master's House ~ on fire, whereby three Children were burnt, as like- wise all the Goods. ,, We hear, that last Saturday the Right Honourable the Earl of Cadogan, and Mr. De la Faye went to the Tower, and had a long Conference with Counsel- lor Lear, and it is since reported, that he has made an ample Discovery ; but as he still continues in Irons, that Report does not meet with all the Credit which perhaps it may deserve Latter End of last Week Henry Swymmer, Esq; was chosen Mayor of Bristol for the Year ensuing. On Monday the Bench of Justices at Hicks's- Hall was mov'd by Serjeant Darnel, in Behalf of the Earl of Orrery, and the Lord North and Grey, praying they might be speedily brought to a Tryal, Bail'd, or Discharg'd ; the Learned Serjeant was answer'd, that the Crimes charg'd on those Noble Lords did not fall under the Cognizance of that Court, and that the House of Peers, or the Court of King's- Bench, were the proper Judicatures to apply to. Wednesday the Sessions began at the Old- Baily, when the Earl of Orrery and the Lord North and Grey en- ter'd their Prayer, by their Council Serjeant Darnel, to be try'd this Sessions, or admitted to Bail, which was oppos'd by the King's Council ; and upon hear, ing both Sides, the Court being divided in their Opi- nion, resolved to have the Case argued as to the Points of Law, before the Twelve Judges. Thursday the Lord Mayor Elect, was, according to Custom, presented to the Ld. Chancellor, by the She. riffs and Court of Aldermen. Wednesday their Royal Highnesses were at the Theatre- Royal in Drury- Lane, and saw VOLPONE, or. The FOX, Written by Ben Johnson, and were very much pleas'd with the Inimitable Performance of Mr. Wilks. Mr Stewart, the Attorney, who was taken into Custody on Suspicion of being an Accomplice with Mr Lear, is order'd to be admitted to Bail. They are making Preparations in King Henry the VIIths Chappel for the Convocation to meet in. On Sunday Night Orders were dispatch'd to Edin burgh Concerning the State Prisoners there. The Lord Herbert stands Candidate for the County of Wilts, in the room of Robert Hide Esq, deceas'd ; and Brigadier Windsor for Bramber, in the room of M. Van Huls; On Saturday last, in the Evening, a Bargeman at Battersea had a Mind to die a new fashion'd Death, by tying a rope around his Middle, and hanging him- self over board with his Head in the Water - but some People being by the Water, side, came to' his Assistance, and took him up ; but he died in half an Hour after. Wednesday . Chapter of the Garter was held at St. James's, when the Dukes of Bolton, Rutland and Roxburgh were elected Knigh's Companions of that most Noble Order, to fill up the vacant Stalls of the late Duke of Bolton, Duke of Marlborough, and Earl of Sunderland. " The Million Bank Transfer Books open the 31st Instant, and they pay the Dividend of two and a half per Cent. due at Michaelmass last, at the same Time At a General Court of the London Assurance held on Wednesday, it was agreed to divide 1o s. on csch Share, on or before the 29th Instant. The Hampton and Elizabeth, Capt. Mason, bound from Lynn to Malaga, was Unfortunately burnt some Days ago in Corton Bay near Yarmouth. On the 29th of August the Venetian, Capr. Jesse was overset and sunk at Zant, in Ten Fathom Water.' We hear the Duke of Manchester will be appointed Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotalorium of the County of Huntingdon. On Sunday last, the Right Reverend Dr. Bowers Bishop of Chichester, Was consecrated, at Lambeth' where the Bishops of Winchester, Salisbury, Lincoln' and Norwich assisted ; and the Reverend Dr. Wilkins one of his Grace's Chaplains, preach'd the Consecrati- on Sermon. They write from Boston in New- England, Aug. 20, that they have received repeated Advices from Canso and other Places, of the great Depredations committed by the Indians, who had surprized and taken several Vessels in the Harbours , and no less than 11 of Aspoggin, forty Leagues to the Westwird. ' Whereupon his Excellency the Governour caus'd two Sloops to be fitted out and mann'd, under the Com. mand of Captain Elliot of Boston, and Captain Robin- son of Cape Anne, who in a Fog were separated from each other ; but Captain Elliot sailing along the Shore, espy'd, when the Fog was over, seven Vessels at Anchor, some of those that the indians aforesaid had carry'd off, whom he vigorously at- tack'd, killing between thirty and forty Captain Elliot and five or six of his Men were much wound. ed, but not mortally: The said , Captain arriv'd at Can- so the last Day of July with hiS Colours flying, an In- dian Blanket in Form of a bloody Flag, at the Top. mast- Head, with the Head of their chiefest King and Counsellor of that Coast on his Ensign Staff, and another on his Jack- Staff, and two Scalps of such as commanded under them. The Reason of his carry- ing away no more Scalps, was owing to the Indians throwing the Men over, board as soon as kill'd. He recover'd 25 Captives, who reported, that these Sal. vages had kill'd nine of their Number, after Promise of Quarter ; others they had sent away, they knew not where. The Vessels retaken are as follow, viz; Schooner Benjamin, Aaron Musharvy Master, Col. Brown of Salem Owner ; Schooner Fisher, Timothy Horn of Salem Owner; Sloop Speedwell, Major Wal- rer Price of Salem Owner; Sloop Mayflower, Col. John Turner of Salem Owner; Schooner Indian Cap- tive, Capt. John Stacy of Marblehead Owner; all the Crew murder'd by the Indians. Schooner Desti- tute, Samuel Ruck of Salem Owner ; all the Crew destroy'd by the Indians ; Cape Ann Schooner, Sam. Stevens of Cape Ann Owner. Thursday at the Sessions- House in the Old Baily the three following Persons were convicted of Capital Crimes, vlz. William Marr, Thomas Williams, and Joseph Gwim. Thomas Glanister, an old Offender, taken about a Month ago, near Newington, was convicted of Fe- lony; in buying of stolen Goods. They write from Boston in New England, Au. gust ; o, That his Excellency the Governour had pro- rogued the General Court of that Province to Wed- nesday tl- e 14th of November next, after having gi- ven his Assent to the following Acts. viz. An Act for putting the Inhabitants of the Frontier Towns within this Province into a Posture of Defence An Act to encourage the Prosecutien of the Indians as Enemies and Rebels In the latter it is enacted, That those who go as Voluntiers, without Pay or Subsistence, shall receive 100 1. for each Scalp of any Male Indian of the ' Age of 11 Years or upwards. To the Voluntiers without Pay, being subsisted, and supplied with Ammunition, the Sum of 60 1. - or every Male Indian above the Age of 12, 10 r 2367 j But how his vast Exploits still Credit gain, With late Posterity, is hardt' explain- Churchil hath done what Poets feign'd, and He Makes Legendary Iliad true History, From Parent Ashes may great Churchil rise like matcless Phoenix, or the Soldiers dies : Or may the somewhat greater God of War Inspire and guide the Tyro successor. Oh that yet greater Merit might have place Amongst a restless, rude, and perjur'd Race; Who, tO Compleat the Horror of the Scene, Spurn the best Monarch, and the best of Men, Whose Mercy ev'n relapsing Rebels spar'd, And with Regret he punishes, though dar'd. Anglus. Westminster, October 11. This Day his Majesty came to the House of Peers, and being in his Royal Robes seated on the Throne, with the usual Solemnity, Sir William Sanderson, Gentleman Usher of thc Black Rod, was sent with a Message to the House of Commons, commanding their Attendance in the House of . Peers; and being come thither. His Majesty open'd the Sessions with making a most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parlia- ment, which is as follows. My Lords and Gentlemen, IAM concerned to find Myself obliged, at the Opening of this Parliament, to acquaint you, that a dangerous Conspiracy has been for some Time form- ed, and is still carrying on, against My Person and Government, in favour of a Popish Pretender. The Discoveries I have made here, the Informations I have received from My Ministers abroad, and the Intelligences I have had from the Powers in Alliance with Me, and indeed from most Parts of Europe, have given Me most ample and concurrent Proofs of this wicked Design. The Conspirators have by their Emissaries made the strongest Instances For Assistance from foreign Powers, but were disappointed in their Expectations; how- ever. confiding in their Numbers, and not discouraged by their former ill Success, they resolved once more, upon their own Strength, to attempt the Subversion of My Government. to this End they provided considerable Sums of Money, engaged great Numbers of Officers from a- broad secured large Quantities of Arms and Ammuni- tion, and thought themselves in such Readiness that had not the Conspiracy been timely discovered, We should, without doubt, before now, have seen the whole Nation, and particularly the City of London, involved in Blood and Confusion. The Care I have taken has, by the Blessing of God, hitherto prevented the Execution of their traiterous Projects; the TrOops have been encamped all this Summer ; six Regiments ( though very necessary for the security of that Kingdom.) have been brought over from Ireland ; the States General have given Me As- surances, that they would keep a considerable Body of Forces in a Readiness to imbark on the first Notice of their being wanted here, which was all I desired of them, being determined not to put My People to any more Expence, than what was absolutely neces- sary for their Peace and Security. some of the Conspirators have been taken up and secured; and Endeavours are used for the apprehend- ing others. My Lords and Gentlemen, f Having thus in General laid before you the State of the present Conspiracy, I must leave to your Considera- tion what is proper and necessary to be done for the Quiet and Safety of the Kingdom. I cannot but be. lieve the Hopes and Expectations of Our Enemies are very ill grounded, in flattering themselves, that the late Discontents, occasioned by private Losses and Misfortunes, however industrioufly and maliciously Fomerted, are turned into Disaffection and a Spirit of Rebellion. Had I, since My Accession to the Throne, ever at- tempted any Innovation in Our Established Religion ^ had I in any one Instance invaded the Liberty or Pro. perty of My Subjects I should less wonder at any En- deavour to any Company or Troop issuing forth upon a Alarm against the Enemy, over and above the Esti- blish'd pay, 30 I. per Scalp. To the Regular detach'd Forces in the Pay of the Government, 15 I. fOr each Scalp. Besides very honourable and encouraging Rewards for the Prisoners taken or surrender'd, being women, Children under Age, & c. THRENODIA. Mournful Song on the Death of his Grace John Duke of MARLBOROUGH HOW vilely hath the mighty Man been us'd ! How, by that Albion which he sav'd, abus'd ! whilst August Austria doth his worth proclaim, And vaunts the Honour to enrol his Name. Why, why was the Basilick Structure rear'd, And Loads of Treasure on the Man conferr'd The grateful dreadful Man.' By Senate's Voice, who in loose Numbers sung, Churchil tO nobler height than the Poetick Throng Churchil, who drew the Tragic Scenes of War, And whom the Gens d'Arms found chief Actor there : Churchil, who snatch'd the Banners which ye boast From the Bavarian and the Gallick Host, Thofe bloody, glorious Rags which may defy The Explication of all Blazonry, In your Praetorium with Shouts display'd, Repositary for his Trophies made, Where Themis weighs the Cause well pleas'd to find . The captive Arms, which threatn'd to rescin'd Her Sanctions, and her equal Laws unbend. Churchil was once to us a joyful Theme, And ' twas the Infants Task to lisp his Name ; But like the Lion with old Age opprest, And worn with VIctory, became your Jest, Insulted, gall'd by every worthless Ass Which sneak'd, and trembl'd at his awful Face. Too feeble for the Field, or to endure As once he cou'd, the Toils of bloody War, His Counsels did our Enemies elude, 7 And sent Confusion through a Mungrel Crowd : > Such Counsels Nestor gave, and Troy subdu'd. J Oh ! that with us his Death had not been told That wise as Nestor, he had been as old ! But now the hoary Hero must obey His vast aetheral Rout, and wing away : And when the Captains which the Antients boast Shall with Amazement view an English Ghost, They'll shrink, and own their gawdy Triumphs were Paid to such Deeds he ne'er ovated for In vain with Industry the Scandal raise, In Vain ye strive to bound your Hero's Praise. Already wing'd beyond your scanty shore, More hospitable Region to explore. Ev'en Eastern Tyrants shall his Arms confess, And to his Distance owe their Happiness. Caesar or Philip's Son his Victories 5 Ne'er match'h or made Attempts of equal size } With Hocstet Schellenberg, or Ramillies: J Nor did Pharsalian Field or Granic Flood Like Fleurus, and the Danube flow with hostile Blood. Aspiring Rome long strove for farther Sway, Alternately she won and lost the Day : The Carthaginian did her Legions foil, And Cannae well rewards the Hero's Toil >• With rich, not glorious as Blenheims Spoil; J Then africanur seiz'd the Careless Foe, Rais'd lofty Carthage as her Basis, low : _ But Rome 0r Carthage ne'er the Main cou'd shew Who oft as Churchil fought, and conquer'd too. Tell envy where his Troop, once fled the Plain, Where one Defeat yet lessen'd his Campaign, Where rapid conquest fail'd his slow debate, And where his Resolution was not Fate. What Story tells of Warriors heretofore We now believe, because he hath done more; * Votes in the Houses and Acts of Parliament. LONDON.- Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Fryers new Fleet- Street. Where Advertisements are taken in. deavours to alienate the Affections of My People, and draw them into Measures, that can end in nothing but their own Destruction. But to hope to persuade a free People, in full En- joyment of all that is dear and valuable to them, to exchange Freedom for Slavery, the Protestant Reli- gion for Popery, and to sacrifice at once the Price of so much Blood and Treasure, as have been spent in Defence of Our present Establishment, seems an Infa tuation not to be accounted for, But however Vain and Unsuccessful these desperate Projects may prove in the End, they have at present so far the desired Effect. as to create Uneasiness and Diffidence in the Minds of My People; which Our Enemies labour to improve to their own Advantage. By forming Plots they de- preciate all Property that is vested in the Publick Funds, and then complain of the low State of Credit: They make an increase of the National Expences Ne- cessary, and then Clamour at the Burthen of Taxes, and endeavour to impute to My Government, as Grievances, the Mischiefs and Calamities, which they alone Create and Occasion. I wish for Nothing more, than to see the Publick Expences Lessened, and the great National Debt put in a Method of being gradually e used and discharged, with a strict Regard to Parliamentary Faith: And a more favourable Opportunity could never have been hoped for, than the State of profound Peace, which We now enjoy with all Our Neighbours. But Pub- lick Credit will always languish under daily Alarms and Apprehensions of Publick Danger; And as the Enemies of Our Peace have been able to bring this immediate Mischief upon Us, nothing can prevent them from continuing to subject the Nation to new and constant Difficulties a distresses, but the Wis- dom, Zeal, and Vigorous Resolutions of this Parlia. ment. Gentlemen of the House of Commons, I have ordered the Accounts to be made up, and laid before you, of the extraordinary Charge that has been incurred this Summer, for the Defence and Safe, ty of the Kingdom ; and I have been particularly careful, not to direct any Expence to be made greater or sooner, than was of absolute Necessary. I have likewise ordered Estimates to be prepared and laid before you, for the Service of the Year ensuing ; and I hope the further Provisions, which the Tresona- ble Practices of Our Enemies have made necessary for Our common Safety, may be ordered with such Fru- gality, as very little to exceed the Supplies of the last Year My Lords and Gentlemen, I need not tell you of what infinite Concern it is to the Peace and Tranquility of the Kingdom, that this Parliament should upon this Occasion exert them- selves with a more than ordinary Zeal and Vigour. An entire Union among all that sincerely wish well to the present Establilhment, is now become absolute. ly necessary. Our Enemies have too long taken Ad- vantage from your Differences and Dissentions, Let it be known that'the Spirit of Popery, which breaths nothing but Confusion to the Civil and Religious Rights of a Protestant Church and Kingdom, how- ever abandoned some few may be. in Despite of all Obligations Divine and Human, has not so far pos- sessed My People, as to make them ripe for such a fa- tal Change. Let the World see that the general Dis- position of the Nation is no Invitation to foreign Powers to invade us, nor Encouragement to domestick Enemies to kindle a Civil War in the Bowels of the Kingdom. Your own Interest and Welfare call upon you to defend your selves. I shall wholly rely upon the Divine Protection, the Support of my Parliament and the Affections of My People, which I shall en- deavour to preserve by steadily adhering to the Con- stitution in Church and State, and continuing to make the Laws of the Realm the Rule and Measure of all My Actions. Last Sunday being at Brainford I was at a Quakers Meeting- House, where first, one Mr. Eglestone, and then Mr. Routh made two most excellent Discourses and after them one Mr. CUrtis made as excellent and loyal prayer. whe ein he in Very pathetick and moving Words return'd humble Thanks to almighty God for his great Goodness extended to this Kingdom in pa- ticular, withal imploring for a Reformation of Man kind in general, and Praising God for placing King GEORGE on the British Throne Then the Conclu- sion ended with pious Ejaculations to divine Prov- dence in detecting this wicked Plot and Conspiracy form'd against his most sacred Majesty, and fervantly praying that the Creator of Heaven and Earth would be graciously pleas'd to continue his Goodness to and Protection of the King's Person, the Prince and Prin- cess of Wales, and all their Royal Issue and that he will defeat all the wicked Designs and Machinations of his implacable Enemies for ever, Bankrupt since our last Henry Monger. of Ludgate Hill, London M. Chrstned Males 198. Females So, Tn, n Buried Males 300. Females j7j. ' Increased in the Burials this Week
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