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

27/10/1722

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C 2375 ) T II E British Gazetteer.' Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1722. s I R, . THE wicked Designs of our enemies are now laid open to the View of the Publick, and his Ma- jesty. has. told us the se- cret. Measures they had taken to compass the Ruin of this Protestant Kingdom. They had made great Preparations for a sudden Insurrection, and no doubt but it will evidently appear upon the Trials of the Conspirators, that they design'd to open the Tragical Scene with a hellish and coward- ly Assassination of the King and his Royal Family. For as much infatuated as they really are, yet being denied Assistance from Abroad, it is impossible to ima- gine that they had any Hopes of succeeding by an open Rebellion, before they had murdered the Royal Family'; they know by Experience how fatal the Field of Battle has been to them, and therefore we may be sure they design'd not to open with a second Campaign, while they were destitute of Foreign Aid. I am perswaded that the Discovery of this villainous Conspiracy, has already made many deluded Protest. ants tremble at the Remembrance of their past Guilt and Folly, injoyning with the Jacobites at the late Elections ; and how indeed can they do less ? For they now see what sad Consequences would have followed if they had got a House Commons of their Principles ; we may be sure they Would have distrest the King in all the Measures he should propose for his and our Safety, and whether they had been continued sitting, or were dissolv'd again either way, would have equally facilitated the Designs of the Conspirators : and being so forward in their Preparations, as we find they were, a new Election would have set the Nation in such a Ferment, that it must have had a fatal and cruel Issue, because had not this Conspiracy been dis- cover'd, many deluded Protestants had still acted in Conjunction with those deceitful and Blood thirsty Men. As it is, we see how narrowly the Nation, but especially the City of London has hitherto escaped that Bloodshed and Slaughter, which the Conspirators had design'd to commit ; and these Evils if they had came upon us, would have been entirely owing to that un. natural Union of Protestants with Papists, Nonjurors, and other High Church Jacobites at the late Electors. We see now to what vile End they took the sacred Name of Liberty into their traiterous Mouths, and that at a Time when We were in the full Enjoyment of that and every thing else that could be dear and valuable to us as Protestants and Britons, and so under a specious Pretext of imaginary Dangers they wrought upon weak Minds ( who had been private Sufferers by the the unforefeen Consequences of the South Sea Scheme) to assist them in bringing the whole Nation into real Danger, even to the very Brink of De- struction. But how should we. whom God has so wonderfully delivered, abhor the Conversation and detest the Prin- ciplees of such pretended Protestants, who would Price Three Half Pence bring in a Popish Tyrant to enslave us. and do not scrUple to break the most solemn Oaths, and com- mit Murder to accomplish that accursed Design? Therefore in thiS our Jacobite Protestants are much worse than the Papists, because Protestants of every Denomination do severely condemn Murder upon any Account whatever; but the Church of Home having decreed that no Faith is to be kept with Here- ticks ( meaning Protestants) the Roman CathOlick rightly concludes from the Belief of that Doctrine, when he has it in his Power to murder such as be Hereticks, it is meritorious to do it, because he there by does God and the Church good Service; but I know of no other Religion tolerates Murder upon any Account , but our Jacobites who call themselves Protestants, and dare commit Murder to obtain their Ends, are such monftrous Sons of Belial, that no Age nor Nation ( but this) did ever produce. Therefore let all Mankind be Judges, whether, if the Pretender should obtain his Ends by their Assistance, he could possibly be so weak, as afterwards to put any trust in such Men, who contrary to their profess'd Princi- ples, have committed the most unnatural Barbarities to set him on the Throne ? What the Papists do in Conjunction with them, is consistent with their own Principles, but they must imagine the Pretender to be more weak in his Judgment than he really is: Who can think that he would ever repose the least Trust in those Men who have acted so contrary, not only to the Precepts of the Religion they profess, but also to the Dictates of Humane Nature, and whom therefore no Principles can bind ? Surely, if the Pretender has the least Grain of Sense, he cannot avoid making such a just Conclusion from the aforesaid Premises. But more especially when he remembers that those very Men have long since declared to Queen Anne, that when provok'd, Nature might rebel against Principle, as it did when they resisted his pretended Father. Such are the Men who murmur at King GEORGE, because they are not entrusted with Posts of Honour and Profit in Church and State, who yet to this Day, do discover in all their Actions, such a Deprivation of all Religious or Moral Principles that make it equally unsafe for a Protestant. or Popish Prince to trust them with the meanest Place in the Kingdom. The Breach of the most solemn Oaths is grown into a State Jest, and he that scruples either the taking or breaking of them, is in a much worse Condition than he that commits Adultery, because for the latter, the High Priests will readily give him Absolution, but the former Is such a distinguishing Mark of a High Churchman, that he that wants it, is esteem'd as a false Brother. and against such you know Bungey advises Frank Scammony to thunder out his Ecclesiastical Anathema's. I am, 0if. 11. S I R, 1722. Your most humble Servant, October Greenwood. By Reason of our inserting a new and exact a Scheme of the Lottery set up by his Majesty's Char- ter at Harburg in his Dominions in Germany, we are oblig'd in this, to discontinue the History of the Ene- lish Kings and State Tryals, which shall be continu'd in our next. , 15 R ABstRACt DERICK is Governour) to issue Tickets at 3l ster- ling, or 33 Guilders Dutch Money, per Ticket, viz 12 s- Sterling, or six Guilders 12 Stivers, on taking out their Tickets ; 12 s. or six Guilders 12 Stiver, mare for every undrawn Ticket, one Month before the Second Part shall begin to be drawn ; and the further Sum of 12 s. or six Guilders Stivers for every undrawn Ticket in the remaining Parts, Month before each succceding Part shall begin to be drawn, to compleat the Money that shall have been paid, to 3 1. Sterling, or 33 Guilders each. The Prizes will be proportion according to the following Scheme, in five equal Parts. Two Blanks to one Prize; the least Prize Five Pounds Sterling, or Fifty five Guilders- - •- - - Harburgfi, March 1. 1711. ABSTRACT ' of th Scheme of the HARBURG- CO MP A NY's LOTTERY for 1,500,000 1. Sterling, or 16 joo. opoGuilder:. With ( ome Remarks on the fame. • i HIS Majesty King GEORGE, by Charter Un- der his Sign Manual, and under th: Great Seal of his Electorate at Hanover dated 31 Octob. 11 Nov 1720; as also by His Warrant under His Sign Manual and Privy Seal at St. James's the 19' h,-- 3oth Decemb. last ; and likewise by his Royal Approbation of this Scheme under His Sign Manual and the said Seal the 30th of Jan..— 1oth of Feb, last, Empowers the said Company ( of which His Highness Prince FRE- The Harburg Lottery divided into Five Equal Parts, Value of Prizes Guilders- . 1 , ni . . 44,000 . . 21,000 . . 11,000 . . y. y'oo . . 4 400 . . 3 3° o . 1 Amount of Piiz. Po. Amount ot Priz. G. Value of Prizes Pounds One as first drowni Dutch Money. Value of Prizes Guilders. [ Amount of Priz Po. Five as firft drawn The Lottery will be publickly drawn at Harburg, in the Manner of the State Lotteries drawn in Eng. land, except that in this, the Prizes will be drawn first, and the 333,335 remaining Numbers will be the Blanks. The whole Lottery will be drawn in Presence of some of the Trustees appointed by His Majesty, who, with all the Officers, will be sworn to see Justice done.' The Prizes and Numbers will be proclaimed Sign'd by two of the trustees, and filed in th Order they shall be drawn. To the first drawn prize in each Part, will b. L 101 Sterling, or 1,1 n Guilders, and to t drawn Prize in each of the five Parts will b: L. coo Sterling,' or 5 5oo Guilders. If any of the Subsequent Payments be not made by the I C 2377 ) the Adventurers according to the Scheme, the Money by them paid will be forfeited, and their Numbers will be disposed of to others. After the drawing of each Part, the Adventurers in Office Hours, may chcck and settle their Tickets by the Trustees Books. There will be a Stamp on the Tickets for each Payment. The Adventurers may examine which of their Num. bers are drawn, paying 6 d. Sterling, or 5 f Stivers for every six Tickets so examined. The Tickets will be Printed on Paper made on purpose for the Company, and figned by the Treasurer. The Numbers will be writ in Words at length and gures, and the Tickets will have sufficient Checks prevent Impositions. Ticket, over and above. the 1. 3 Sterling, or 33 Guil- ders per Ticket, ( which is to be paid as aforesaid) if in that Number taken together; the Prizes and Blanks shall not amount to L. 3 sterlingj or 33 Guilders per Ticket,( reckoning the Stock given to each Blank worth 30s. Sterling, or iS Guilders or lo Stivers) The Trustees will make up every such Ticket L. 3 Steiling, or 3J Guilders in Money to every such Adventurer, within two Months after the Prizes and Blanks can be ex. amined ; whereby. the Adventurers will have their Chances for the Great Prizes, and can lose but 10'. Sterling, or 5 Guilders and 10 Stivers per Ticket, if they should be so unfortunate as to have all Blanks. In all Receipts and Payments the Pound Sterling will be reckoned equal to 11 Guilders, and other Mo. ney as the Exchange shall then be. The Prizes will be paid within one Month after they are adjusted, to such as have complected their Pay- ments, without any Deduction ; and as soon as each. Part shall be drawn, the Trustees will proceed to exa- mine and certifie them. The Company will give L. 3 of their Capital Stock to every Blank. Publick- Notice shall be given one Month before- each Part of the Lottery begins to be drawn, when the Adventurers are to make their subsequent Payments, that none may sufFer by default therein. The Money necessary to pay the Prizes, which shall be receiv'd by the Trustees Agents in England on Ac- count of the Lottery, will be lodged in the Bank of 1 England, in order to pay the Prizes as they shall be- come due"; the Money necessary to pay the Prizes which shall be received by the Trustees Agents in Germany will be lodged in his Majesty's Chamber of Finances at Hanover, to be drawn out thence by the Trustees to pay the Prizes that shall become due there. N. B. To such Adventurers as shall take out one Ticket, including 100 successive or following Num- bers or Tickets, the Trustees will lend 9s. per Ticket, part of the first Payment: To such as shall so take 50 Tickets, they will lend 7 s. per Ticket : And to such as shall in like manner take 2s Tickets, they will lend 5 s. per Ticket ; which Money so lent, is to be repaid to the Trustees ( without In- terest) by one fourth Part at a Time, on each of the remaining Payments that are to be made on their Tickets, unless they shall have such Prizes as may enable them sooner to, compleat the Sum of L. 3 upon each Ticket, in which Case the Trustees shall retain so much of the said Prizes as shall compleat the same, . and Stamp all. their Tickets as having made their full Payments. • The Stock of the Company ( being L- 1,500,000 Sterling, or 16,5000,000 Guilders) as soon as this Lot- tery is fill'd, will be intrinsically worth 29 per Cent: in Money, besides the Advantages of Trading Free of Customs, 8cc. for forty Years ; the Lands given by his- Majesty to the Company for ever, and 15 per Cent, of what they lay out in building Houses, and other Ad. Vantages given to the Company in their said Charter- The Proprietor's of the Blanks will have two Thirds of the whole Stock of the Company. That the Stock may be made more valuable, all the Profits arising from this Scheme of the Lottery ( ex- cept 5 percent. Erecting, Managing and Drawing the same excepced in his Majesty's said Approbation will be added to the Stock, to enable them to carry on a Beneficial Trade becween Great- Britain, Germany and other Parts, pursuant to their Charter, and the Privileges therein granted che Company by his Ma- ' To the three last drawn Blanks Will be added the three following Sums, viz. To the first of the said three L. 3 eoo Sterling, or 33,000 Guilders. To the fecond L. 7000 Sterling, or 77, o'oo Guilders. And to the last drawn Blank, L. 10,000 Sterling, or 110,000 Guilders, according to the foregoing Scheme of the whole Lottery. That the Adventurers may be present, publick No- tice shall be given when all the Numbers will be put into the Great Wheel A: And . the Benefits in Five Parts, at five several Times, into the Lesser Wheel B, and mixed as equally as possible. After the Prizes shall be drawn, the Blanks will be drawn, proclaim'd and published, that every one may be satisfy'd that their Numbers were put into che Wheel. The Prizes will be paid after the drawing of each Part, within one Month after they shall be brought in and examined, without any Deductions, except so com. pleat L. 3 Sterling, or 33 Guilders for every Ticket. » That none may run the Hazard of losing much by adventuring in this Lottery, those that take any Num- ber of Tickets not less than twelve, and shall pay the Trustees 1 os. Sterling, or 5 Guilders and 10 Stivers per The Lottery being to be drawn in five parts, the Stock in real Money thence ari- sing, will be produced after the following Manner, viz. — 5CQOOO Tickets at 12 s. 33333 To Cifh paid and lent oil To 4 Payments 011 Deduct for the Prizes To the fccond Payment on To three Payments on DeJufl: for the Prizes To the third Paryment on To two Payments 011 Deduft for the Prizes To the fourth Payment on To one Payment on Deduct for the Prizes To the fifth Payment on Deduct for — ~ Deduct for Management 5 per Cent on a ficitious Stock of 1,500,000, which is 15 Per Cent on the real Sum rais'd. -—- 5 _ 7Sooo Remains the neat Stock for Trade Deduct j part for the Managers Remains the Value of the Adventurers Stock — —— Now 424997 being the intrinsic Value of a Capital of 1,500,000, makes it worth 5 ~ Lent- ' Add what may be gain'd by insuring the Tickets, and other Profits —: Thus I suppose the Projector computes it at 29 # per Cent. The Managers Part of the Money in Stock 141665 Add their Deduaion for Management 75000 Total of the Managers Gain St. Albans, Oct. 22 Saturday last being the King's Coronation- Day, there were great Rejoycings here, the Evening concluding with Illuminations, Bon. fires and ringing of Bells. On Saturday last, being the Anniversary of the King's Coronation, there was extraordinary Rejoice- ings throughout this City : At the Royal Exchange was a Bonefire and fine Fireworks, and at the End of Kingstreet in Cheapside, was erected a very large Bonefire, where several Sky Rockets were discharged, and a Barrel of Strong Beer given to the Populace , Long Life to His Majesty King GEORGE, to the Prince, Princefs, and all the Royal Family, were drank, with loud and repeated Huzza's ; the Bells were rung, and the Streets illuminated. In short, the whole Even- ing concluded with all possible Dcmonstrations of joy, without the least Disturbance to the Publick Peace or Tranquility. At Greenwich there was also a very large Bone- fire at the Charge of Sir John Jennings; at all these Places store of good Liquor was given to the Popu- lace, whose Numbers were larger than usual; where they drank all the Loyal Healths, and the Air eccho'd with the loud Huzza's of Long live King GEORGE, and the Royal Family; No Pretender ; no Rebels and speedy Justice to the Plotters. Colonel Fountaine, on his Majesty's Coronation- Day in the Evening, caus'd to be made in Spittle- Fields, a large Bonefire, and gave a Barrel of strong Beer to the Spectators to drink His Majesty's, the Which computed on 499997 the gross Value of the Stock I 42 i per Cent. before Deduction of the 75000 is j * r? ? r On 424997 the neat Value Is — 51 per Cent. On 283351 the neat Value remaining to the Adventurers is 76 4- per Cent. That is, the Share taken out by the Managers, is, in Proportion to the Share which remain's to the Adventurers, as 76 4 is to 100, or as 3 to 4, andforaewhat more. It is to be observed, that in the whole Management of this Lottery, no Notice is taken of the fictitious Sum of 1,500,000, nor any possible Occasion to make mention of it, ' till the Premium for the Managers comes to be computed: The utmost grofs Value of the Stock rais'd by the Lottery being but 4579997 out of which they being resolv'd to take 75000 /. to themselves for Management; ( besides j part of the Stock itself) which 7500O/. being 15 per Cent, on the real Stock, it was, thought necessary to make use of the Name of 1,500,000, that they might call it 5 per Cent, on that fiffitious Sum, which Sum might have been any thing else, without altering their Lottery 01 real Stock. If it had been ten Millions instead of One and a Half, 5 per Cent. 0n ten Millions had swept away the whole 500000. Prince and Princess's Healths, with many other loyal Healths: There was such a Number of People, that has nor been seen there for many Years; who cried with loud Huzza's, Long live King GEORGE. At Hackney the justices of the Peace and other Gen- tlemen and Ladies met at the Bowling- Green, where was the greatest Appearance that was ever known op any such Occasion. Several Pieces of Cannon were discharged, and there was a large Bonefire and Fire works. Last Week Mrs. Yallop, whose Husband hath considerable Estate in the County of Norfolk, WAS Seiz'd in her Bed by the King's Messengers a great Quantity of Papers of a Treasonable Nature were found in her Custody; ' Tis said she was charg'd with being privy to the Criminal Affairs of Counsellor Lear, whose Neighbour she was in the Country. At the Sessions at Hicks's- Hall. a Justice of the Peace on the Bench, was fin'd 40 s. For having on • Suit with Cloth Buttons and Holes, the Act having taken Place two Days before. A Cutler in Westminster is taken into Custody of a Messenger, upon Suspicion of Traiterous Practices When he was under Examination at the Cockpit, his Wife and four Children came to interceed for him; the Secretary taking Pity on their Circumstances. gave the Woman a Guinea. His Majesty hath been pleas'd to grant for Life to Wavel Smihh, Esq; the Office of Secretary and Clerk of the Crown to the Leeward Carribbe Islands, in the the room of john Knight, Esq; who has surrender'd the same. Colchester, Oct in Saturday beirig the Anniver- sary of his Majesty's' Coronation, the Day was usher'd in here with ringing of Bells, and all possible Decla- rations of our Loyalty to H; s Majesty King GEORGE. Mr. Mayor order'd his Officers to summon the Alder- men to attend him about Six that Evening in the Great Room at the Old White- Hart, to drink the King's Health, where accordingly they attended, and where assembled a very large Company of the princi- pal Inhabitants, who were Friends to the present happy Establishment. Mr. Mayor, without putting the Corporation to any Expence, had likewise order'd a Hogshead of Beer to be given out among the Peo- ple, and they on the other hand join'd their Accla- mations. and express'd their Satisfaction in the pre- sent Government, by uniting in all the Loyal Healths proposed to them by Mr Mayor and his Company from the Balcony. The Night was concluded with ringing of Bells, Bonefires, Illuminations, Drums beat- ing, and Musick playing, and all other Demonstrati- ons of Joy, the People particularly expressing their Satisfaction in the late extraordinary Preservation of His Majesty's Person, and the Royal Family by the sea- sonable Discovery of the horrid Conspiracy against his Person and Government On Tuesday in the Afternoon, one Mr. Marcus Moses, lately arrived from India, had the Honour to wait on His Majesty with a large Diamond of a fine Emerald Colour, and to be with his Majesty very near an Hour, who was very much pleased with the Sight thereof; and ' tis said, the like was never seen before in Europe, it being free from all Defects whatsoever. His Majesty hath complimented Count Staremberg, the Imperial Minister, on the Birth of his Daughter, and promised to be her Godfather. Tuesday the Reverend Mr. Leyborne, Fellow of Brazen Nose College, Oxon, and Chaplain to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Arran, was chosen Lecturer of St. Mary's White- chappel, in the room of the Rev. Mr. Shute, who hath resign'd His Majesty hath been pleas'd to appoint Mr. Green, wood to be Consul at Leghorne, in the room of Mr. Fuller, who hath resign'd that Employment. On Monday last died Sir Gilbert Dolben, Bart, at his Seat at Findon in Narthamptonshire : He was a Judge in Ireland in the late Queen's Time, and the Beginning of King George's Reign. He is succeeded in Honour and Estate by his only Son the Reverend Dr John ( now Sir John) Dolben, a Prebendary of Durham. On Tuesday last the Rr. Hon. the Earl of Sunder- land was introduc'd into the House of Peers. 01 Monday last William Heathcote of Horseley, in the County cf Southampton, Esq; who married the only Daughter of rhe Rt. Hon. the Lord Chan, cellor, was elected Member of Parliament for the Town of Buckingham, in the Place of Mr. Justice Denton. On Sunday last one Joseph Ponlen was committed to Newgate by Justice Johnson, being charged with going into the House of William West, an Officer in East Smithfield, in Company with feveral others, said to be Minters, breaking open a Chamber there, and rescuing and carrying off a Prisoner that was in his Custody ; who having run away from his Bail, had afterwards been taken and surrender'd, Orders are sent to the Commanding Officers of all the Regiments against Duelling, and the same is Prohibi- ted in Hide- Park by Order of the Earl Cadogan, under the Penalty of being Cashir'd. Mr. Serjeant Reynolds of Serjeant's Inn, Chancery- Lane, Recorder of St. Edmonds Bury, a Gentleman of an extraordinary good Character, had lately the Misfortune to be seized with a sudden Illness, that hath depriv'd him of his Eye Sight. Publick Credit begins to flourish again, and the Stocks have within these few Days risen very considera- ble. Sunday last Dr. Stanhope, Dean of Canterbury, preach'd before His Majesty and the Royal Family ac St. James's, and the Earl of Rochester carried the Sword. Epitaph on the most serene Prince John Duke of Marlborough, the most insuperable General of the British Forces, translated from the Latin. HERe lies th' undaunted Hero of fierce War, The English Glory, and once shining Star, Their Joshua, and to great Germany; Achilles, and whilst living Wou'd he be Our Atlas, for the Greatness of his Soul Tam'd EnVy, and subdu'd from Pole to Pole. Of his beloved Country once the Shield ; The Son of Mars, Bellona sent to Field. Of famous Heroes the sole Prodigy ! And where he went his Soul wou'd laurell'd be. Hochstet and Fiance do witness his brave Deeds) At Ramillies his Palm Relief exceeds; All Flanders he from Gallick Chains releas'd, From Victories his Courage never ceas'd. The Rhine, Danube, and Scheld do meditate The Freedom they obtain'd by him of late. As he the Foes of Europe did contemn, Austria might well give him a Diadem. Ye sacred Nine to's Memory Honours bring. His Praises let eternal Ages sing. What more can I remember of this Peer ? To his brave Actions don't no Honour spare; Immortal is the glorious Marlb'rough's Fame, And all Things great are reckon'd in his Name. Dublin- castle, Oct. 13. The Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenue having laid before their Excellen- cies the Lords Justices a Letter which they had re- ceived from the Officers of the Customs at Grenock in North Britain; their Excellencies did upon the In. formation therein given, immediately cause John Ca- sey , who keeps the Cock- Tavern in Warburgh's- Street, to be' seiz'd and examin'd, and with great Difficulty, and after much Prevarication, he was brought to discover where Pierce Cullen, one of the Murtherers of Peter Tartoue and his Crew was con- cealed : And then their Excellencies caused the said Pierce Cullen to be apprehended and secur'd in the Custody of one of His Majesty's Puisuivants : There were found upon him, and in his Lodging, a Pocket- Book with several Letters, and about 60 1. in Money; all which their Excellencies have order'd to be kept safe, and to be sent over with him to England, Since the taking of the said Pierce Cullen, their Excellen- cies have received Information concerning another of the Accomplices in the same Pyracy and Murther ; whereupon they have issued such proper Orders for apprehending him, that ' tis hop'd they will succeed. We are assured that the Lord Bishop of London is much better than reported, and that his Lordship came to Town ou Tuesday last. Philip Gibbon, Esq; Member of Parliament for Rye, is chosen Chairman of the Committee of Electi- ons. Saturday Morning a Woman and her Husband fell out in Goose- Alley, near Holborn- Bridge ; the Man was in Bed, but the Woman up, and cutting her Child some Victuals, and in the midst of their Quar- rel, she ran to her Husband, and with the Knife in her Hand stabb'd him in the Side, but we do not hear that his Life is in any great Danger. Monday the Evidence; against Counsellor Lear, amongst whom there were some Women, were carried down in three Coaches and four to Rumford in Essex, and they were accompanied by a Detachment of 2o Life Guards Men, commanded by four Officers, The same Day a Special Commission of Oyer and Ter- miner for the County of EsseX, was opened in the usual Forms at Romford. the Justices present being Mr. Justice Fortescue Aland, Mr Baron Gilbert, and Mr. Justice Denton, with several Gentlemen of the County who were joined in the Commission with them : And the Grand Jury having been sWorn and receiv'd their Charge, a Bill of Indictment for High Treason against Christopher Lear, Esq; was presented them and after Examination of several Witnesses was by them return- ed to the Court Billa Ver: Whereupon, the said Court adjourned to the 6th of November next. On Tuesday, the first Day of this Term, His Ma- jesty's Attorney General moved the Court of Kings. Bench for a Certiorari to remove the indictment for High 7 » ; Edward chapman, of Water- Lane, near fleet- street London, Corn- Factor. John Maximilian Bowman, of Eastcheap, London Chapman. Mary Barney, of Wapping, near the Hermitage Middlesex Widow and Baker. Thomas Kent, of Pottern, in the County of Wilts Clothier. Samuel Wethered of Basinghall Street, London Ex- change- Broker. , John Nelson, of Forestreet, in the Parish of St Giles's Cripplegate, London, Victualler. John Percival, of Liverpool, in the County of - Lancaster, Merchant High- Treason found against Christopher layer Esq; at Rumford into the said Court of Kings Bench IN order to his being tryed thereupon at the Bar of the said Court, which Motion was granted by the Court. We hear the said Counsellor is charg'd with consulting how to raise a Rebellion against his Majesty: With offering a Reward to such as would take up Arms for that Purpose : With conspiring to advance the Pre- render by Force of Arms.- With inlisting Men for the said Pretender's Service ; and with conspiring to seize his Majesty and the Royal Family. Captain Kelly alias Johnson, who formerly burnt ' his Papers when the Messengers came to seize him at his Lodgings in Bury street, and was bound to appear at Westminster in a Recognizance of 8o0o 1. is taken up and confined to the Custody of a Messen- A Letter has been received by a Gentleman from Paris, with one inclosed in it directed to the Honour, able House- of Commons, which was carried to the Right Honourable the Speaker; and ' tis said the Writer of it offers to make a Discovery, relating to the present Conspiracy, on promise of a Pardon. The Englishman's Thanks to His Sacred Majesty King GEORGE. for His most Gracious SPEECH to this New Parliament- ASSIST my muse! in these sad Plotting Times, When Truth and Loyalty are counted Crimes, To pay those Thanks in bless'd Britannia's Name, Due to the Rest of Kings that rule the same; Whose matchless Conduct, thro' His Reign has show d He is not only Wise, and Great, but Good ; And that His Sword of Terror will defend The CHURCH, and all its Loyal Flock befriend; Secure the Nation from the Rage of Those Whose base Conspiracies proclaim them Foes Not only to theCHURCH but to the THRONE, And all the Kingdom that depend thereon. : Hoping in Time, by Stratagem and Stealth To change the Crown t' a Popish Commonwealth But Thou, Great GEORGE, by Heav'n alone inspired, Hast stopt at once those ill Designs we fear'd ; Defend Sound Doctrine, which supports Thy state And make th'Imperial Empire still more great Revive the drooping Genius of the Land. Comfort the CHURCH, and strengthen Thy Command, Whilst Jacobitish Fools can only show Their envious Teeth, and snarl in vain below. Oh ! let ' em never more disturb our Peace , Keep them but low, and all their Plots will cease. Honour the KING, on His Soccess relie, And all the Plots of Hill and Rome defie. Several of the African Company's Ships are newly arriv'd here richly laden, and above 30 Sail more are daily expected, part of the Cargo lately arrived which will be put 10 Sale at their House in Leadcnhall. Street, as mention'd underneath- A great Quantity of Gold Dust is part of the Cargo of the Ships lately arriv'd ; other Cargo are 52 Hogsheads of Jamaica Sugars, 168 Hgds. ditto, 30 Hpd of St. Christophtr's d; r. 70 Tuns of Redwood, 896 bags of Ginger, 3o Bags of Cotton, 13 D zen at Guinea Mats, Si Tuns of Gum- Seneca,, 21 Tuns of Elephants Teeth, 64 Cwt. of Bees Wax, 6o Hides. A general Court of the Company will be held in about a fortnight. Colonel HUske, Aid de Camp to the Earl Cadogan, and Mr. Davison the King's Messenger, brought up the Duke of Norfolk from the Bath on Wednesday to his Grace's House in St. James's Square, and on Thursday he was examin'd before a Committee of Lords of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy Coun- cil at the Cockpit at Whitehall, and about two in the Afternoon was sent back in Custody to his House, in order, as we hear to be further examin'd about some important Affairs now depending. Bankrupts since our last. Thomas Barojum, of Islington, in the County of Middlesex, Chapman. Christopher Frone, of Nuneaton, in the County of Warwick, Mercer. William Barlow, of the Parish of St. Martin in the fields, in the County of Middlesex, Bricklayer George Huxley, of Winchester, in the County of Southampton Merchant. CASUALTIES. Hang'd himself ( being Lunatick at St. James's at Clerkenwell. Kill'd accidentally by a cart at St. Mary at Lambeth 1. 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