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

24/10/1724

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f ' ' I; 1 () I freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1724. The Confutation of some Popish Errors continud. SIR, THAT the Pope claims the titles cf Holiness and Infallibility is at- tested by a Multitude of authentick Authors, both Divines and Historians confirm the same ; from these I shall endeavour to prove the Matter of Fact; this will discover that he being a sinful Man, and yet claiming the Title of Holiness, Is not infallible in his Judgmeat; so by his arrogant and false Claim of Infallibility, is demonstrated, that he hath not a just Title to the Appellation of his Holiness. But I shall prove this more particularly, by shew- ing the sinful means by which some of the Popes have attained the Popedom, the sinful Practices they . have been guilty of while reigning, and by disco- vering the Weakness and Fallibility of their Judg- ments at the same Time, both in religious and secu- lar Affairs, which together will prove that ( notwith- standing their vain glorious Boasts) they are sinful and fallible Mortals, whose Practices are not to be followed, nor their Judgment depended on. As to the Methods that have been used by some of them to gain the Popedom, History furnishes us with the following Accounts, and many others something of the like Nature. Pope Silvester the Second being A Frenchman by Birth, is reported to have attained to the Papacy by the Help of the Devil ; the Man- ner thus : He being at first a Monk by Profession, left his Monastery and went into Spain to acquire more Learning, where he fell into Acquaintance with a Saracen Philosopher, skillful in Magick, by whom he was taught the Rudiments of that hellish Art; and afterwards stealing and carrying away his Master's Book of Necromancy, by the Help of the Devil he obtain'd the Archbishoprick of Regines. after- wards that of Ravenna, and at last the Popedom. Boniface the Eighth obtain'd the Popedom by Deceit, arid acting the Imposture ; for he having made an Hole into Pope Celestinus's Bed- chamber, did. in the Night, put a Reed through the same by the Popes: Bed side, and speaking through the Reed to the Pope, - told him. That if he meant to save his Soul, he must resign the Popedom to such a Man, naming himself; the faneiful deluded Pope thinking this Warning was from Heaven, ( by the way his Judgment was not infallible for his Soul's Security caused the Cardinals to be assembled together, and told them, that he was minded to give over his Popedom, and desired them that in his Place they would choose Bonifacius; which was consented unto, and he was made Pope accordingly : As he got into the Pope- dom subtilly, fo he ruled ambitiously and tyranni- cally. and died miserably, which occasion'd the fol- lowing Proverb of him, That he crept in like a Fox, ( Price Three- Half Pence) govern'd like a Wolk, and dy'd like a Dog: Nor was he the only person, who by deceit gain'd the Popedom, for many others nave obtain d it by Fraud and flat- tery. Thus much of the Methods whereby some of the Popes have attained to the Popedom: And as to their Practices while Popes, they have ruled as proud, ly, contemning Princes and Magistrates; and not only so, but they have been noted, many of them to have been Adulterers, Sodomites, and incestuous ' Persons. Simonists, cruel Tyrants, Sorcerers, ar. d Athiests. These unhappy Creatures, have writ their own Characters almost in every Vice; and what an • Emphasis has their Luciferian Pride given to their enormous Guilt, who while they have been some of the vilest of mortal Men, have taken upon them the Title of Holiness, and have permitted their Votaries to address them, one after another., with the blasphe- mous Epithet of their Lord God the Pope; and particularly. when Pope Sextus was to make his En- trance into Rome to his Papal coronation at the gate of the said Ciry Was engrav'd in Capital Letters, that it might be seen of all Men, ORACULO VOCIS MUNDI M0DERARIS HA. BENAS, ET MERITO IN TERRIS CREDERIS ESSE DEUS. That is. By the Oracle of thy Word the World thou govern st all. And worthily on Earth, a God, Men think and do thee call. Accordingly the Church of Rome affirmeth that the God of Heaven ratifies and confirms whatever the Pope decrees, and that to appeal from his Judgment to any Synod or general Council, is not lawful, for ( as they say) all such Assemblies have their Autho- rity from the Pope, and that the Seat of St. Peter hath such Power, thac it makes them holy who are duly elected theretO; and if so we may conclude theie have been very few duly elected ; nor may we think that the holy Spirit of God is poured out on such sinful Creatures in such extraordinary Measures! nay, who can believe that he is poured out on them in any saving Measure at all. notwithstanding their pretended Infallibility, especially since we have such undeniable Proofs of the Falseness of that Claim, both as to religious and secular Affairs That the Claim is false as to Matters of Religion, we have a vast Variety of Instances, and particularly what has been hinted concerning their praying to Saints, their worshipping of Images, their Pardons, Purgatory, and Transubstantiation, may serve for a Proof. As to their Fallibility in temporal Affairs let me give an Instance or two Pope Julius the Second after he had by Threatniogs, and by pretended par- dons, vainly attempted to draw away the Subjects of the then French King, but finding his Favours and his Frowns too weak to accomplish the same, he resolv'd to try whether the Sword would not do that which the Keys could not bring to pass; and 30 E to 3C> 02 to that end he gather'd together an Army, and therewith march'd forth of Rome like a Man of War, well arm'd, tho' very old, with an infinite Number of People flocking round him to behold this un- common Sight, and seeing them gazing, and as it were expecting some great Marter, he spake with a loud Voice, thus, Seeing St. Peter's Keys will do us no Pleasure, let us now draw St. Peter s Sword ; and imme- diately having so said, he cast the Keys into the River Tiber, and taking a naked Sword in his Hand, he expos'd himself to the People in a warlike Man- ner, but he proved no better Soldier, than, by his tur- bulent Actions, he had shewed himself to be a faith- ful Gospeller. In this Kingdom also we have had happy Experience that the Pope is not Infallible; For in 1588. when the Spaniards had provided a great Fleet to invade this our Island, and notwithstanding it was Christened by the Pope the INVINCIBLE ARMADO, and sent out with his Blessing, and accompany'd with his Prayers, yet the Success, very fatally to them, but very happily to us, proved the Pope was neither infallible in his Judgment, nor successful in his Devotions; thus it evidently appears that the Pope has nO just Claim to the titles either of Holiness or Infallibility. To this let me add what Bishop Usher says in his Body of Divinity fag. 440. in answer to this Question, Is it then impossible for a Pope to be saved ? ( t0 which he answers,) " No, it is not impossible, his Sins not " being necessarily against the Holy Ghost, to which " only Repentance is denied : For some ( in likelihood J " have enter'd into, and continu'd in that See igno- " rantly, and theiefore may possibly find place for " Repentance; but if any are sav'd it is a Secret hid- " den with God : For concerning any thing that ap- » "" pears by the End of any Pope since he was lift up "' in the Emperor's Chair, and discover'd to be the " Man of Sin, there is no grounded hopes given to perswade that any one of them is saved. " How thankful should we be who are deliver'd from such Usurpations ? and how desirous to live suitable to so Valuable a Mercy. Thus much for the Pope, and whether the Church of Rome be the only true Church, will next be en- quired into by Croydon. Oct. 19. 1724. MITHRIDATES. Conclusion of the Life of Charles II. King of ENGLAND. On the 19th of July, this Year, 1683, Prince George, Brother to the King of Denmark, arriv'd at Whitehall, and on the 28th of the same Month was married to the Lady Anne, second Daughter to the Duke of York. Sept. 29 Sir George JefFeries was sworn Lord Chief Justice of the King's- Bench, in the room of Sir Edmund Saunders, deceas'd: Sir Thomas Jones made Chief Justice of the Common- Pleas; and Sir Richard Holloway one of the Justices of the King's. Bench. The Parliament having neglected to provide for Tangier in Africa, and it having cost the King a Vast Treasure in building Fortifications, and a noble Mole in the Sea for securing the Haven, and in maintaining a Garrison continually in it ; besides the extraordinary Expence in defending it when it was straitly besieg'd the last Year by the Moors; and continuing still to be a greater Charge than the Crown was willing to bear, it was this Year fl ghted : The Lord Dartmouth being sent thither by his Ma jesty, with a Fleet cf Ships, to bring away all the Inhabitants and their Effects, demolish the Town, blow up the Mole, and spoil the Harbour, that it might not be useful to any other Nation ; which was accordingly done in November and December. The Duke of Monmouth having been accused of being concern'd in the late Conspiracy, ( at the first Discovery of it) withdrew and absconded ; upon which he, among others, was put into a Proclama- Out- lawry sued out against him, which drawn to an issue, the said Duke, about the middle of November, sent a Letter to his Ma- jesty, craving his Pardon for what was past wit Pro- mise of exact Obedience for the future and to reveal many Things yet unknown. Which the King GRANT- ed, and he accordingly surrender'd himself to secre- tary Jenkins on the 24ch of. November, and troduc'd to his Majesty, where, with Signs of most humble Contrition and sincere Sorrow' for his pasT„ Miscarriages, he did fully and freely acknowledge his having been conscious of the Conspiracy but without any the least Delign upon his Majesty's life which he firmly deny'd to have ever thought of gave his Majesty much greatet Light into many par- ticulars of it than he could possibly have obtain'd but prayed that he might not be oblig'd to a ' Witness. Upon this the King granted him a Pardon and receivd him into his Favour, and withal pro- mis'd him he should be excus'd from Evidencing" But no sooner was the Pardon pass'd, when he again associated with Persons that his Majesty had Reason to dislike; and his Dependants began to brag, That he had made no Confession, but asserted the Inno- cence of some that suffer'd ; this alarm'd the King and made him put the Duke in Mind of his late Promises, and bid him beware of relapsing; and fur- ther demanded of him to give some such Satisfaction to the Nation in publick as he had already given to his Majesty in private, which he seem'd ready to com- ply with, and accordingly did actually subscribe a Letter of the same Import with the Confession he had made to the King; but it seems the Sollicita- tions of his old Adherents was of more force with him, than the Consideration of his Duty and future Happiness ; for, at their Instigation, he came to the King, and earnestly entreated the Letter might be restor'd him, lest ( as he pretended) some Opportu. nity might be taken from it by his Enemies, to blast his Reputation, and perhaps to bring him in to give Evidence against others; which, though his Majesty often assur'd him, he need not fear, yet he persisted in his Request, That the Paper might be restor'd ; which at last the King told him, he would not keep against his will. and deliver'd it to him again ; but withal, from that Moment banish'd him his Presence and Court, where he never after appear'd. . This Year was shut in with such an extraordinary Frost, as History can hardly parallel in this Kingdom; it lasted from the Middle of December to the 5th of February, during most Part of which the Thames was frozen over so hard, and the Ice was so strong and solid, that hundreds of Shops and Booths were set up upon the River, and Coaches plied as confident. ly from the Temple- stairs to Westminster, as if it had been by Land ; also feveral Diversions, as Bull- baiting, Fox- hunting, Ninepin- playing, 8cc. and even an Ox was roasted whole upon the Ice, over against Whitehall. And now we are come to the Period of this Kings Reign, for on Monday Morning, Feb 2. 1684- 5, the King was suddenly taken with a Fit of an Apo- plexy, but upon Blood- letting and the Use of other proper Remedies, he came to his Senses, and conti- tiu'd so, but in a weak and languishing Condition, ti'i Friday the 6th of the same Month, when about Noon he died, being exceedingly bewail'd by his Subjects. He' was buried privately in King Henrys Chappel in Westminster, where he has an Effigies in Wax placed. He left no lawful Issue by his Queen Catherine of Portugal; but many natural Children of both Sexes, by feveral Women; of all whom he was ex- treamly fond. Having thus at last arriv'd at the Conclusion of King Charles's Reign, which, tho long, we hope has not been tiresome to our Readers, we shall this Day Fortnight pro- ceed to the shorter, but more furious Administration of the late King James II which produc'd the Glorious and Immortal REVOLUTION. / ( 3003 ) Last Wednesday Night ended the Sessions at the Old Bailey ; at which Austin Richardson and Cart- Wright Richardson were indicted of High Treason, the one for concealing Tools for Coining, and the other coining Shillings and Half Crowns, but were both acquitted. Three receiv'd Sentence of Death, on the Middlesex side, v z. Julian the Black for firing Mrs. Turner's House, Thomas Brough for stealing a mare, and Joseph Blake alias Blueskin, for Burglary. The said Blueskin being lock'd up after his Trial in the Bail Dock in the Court, together with a Woman Prisoner, till the Jury had brought in their Verdict, had the Audaciousness more than once to attempt Rudeness with her, so as to make her cry out with the utmost Violence to the Disturbance of the Court. Also four Persons convicted on the London Side for Capital Offences receiv'd Sentence of Death, viz. Abraham Daval for counterfeiting of a Lottery Cer- tificate; Moses Ouseman for privately stealing near 100 1. out of a Dwelling- House j William Grove for privately stealing 25 Guineas out of the House of his Master; Catherine Knox for privately stealing a Dutch Bible out of a shop. Three Men and one Woman were burnt in the Hand. William Page and Elizabeth Lyon, alias Eliza beth Sheppard. alias Edgeworth Bess, the first a Com- panion of John Sheppard, and the last his reputed Wife, are order'd to remain in Prison till the next Sessions. Captain Fitz Symonds, who was try'd for the Murther of Mr. Middleton in the Fleet, was acquit- ted. Last Monday Lewis Houssar, the French Barber was try'd upon the Appeal for the Murther of his Wife. The Plea he put in to the Appeal consisted of six Articles, 1st, That there was another Appeal lying against him, but this was prov'd to be an Er- ror in that it was quash'd. 2dly, That his Name was wrong, it not being Lewis but Leuij. 3dly, That the Addition to his Name ought not to have been Labourer, but Barber Surgeon. 4thly, That there were no such Persons in Natura rerum as John Doe and Richard Roe, the common Name for Sure- ties or Pledgers 5thly, Thac Solomon Rondeau was not the true Appellant, he not being the next Heir, but Henry Rondeau 6thly, That he was not the Person that committed the Fact : But all was to no efFect, it appearrg to the Court that he was guilty by the Evidence of the Boy that he hired to call out Mrs. Roundeau his Wife's Mother from her, just be- fore her Throat was cut, as also from the Evidence of a Porter to whom Houssar ofFer'd 20 Guineas to swear he was then at the Horse shoe in Blow- bladder, street at the Time the Villany was commicted. This Porter also dipos'd, that the Prisoner had own'd he had touch'd the Deceased's Throat with a Razor. Mother of the Deceased depos'd, that the Prisoner had been marry'd to her Daughter six Years, and had formerly given her two several Doses, the first of which had a very violent Operation, and the latter put her into such a Condition, that she lay as dead for several Hours. It appear'd by other Evidence, that he had declar'd it to be no mote a Crime to. kill his late Wife, than to kill a Dog. Some other Evi- dence depos'd, that mention being made of the Boy's knowing him. and singling him out from other Priso- ners in Newgate, he answer'd, that had he known they would have taken that Method with him. he would have been otherwise prepar'd for them. Thro' his whole Tryal the Prisoner behav'd himself very audaciously, laughing several times, and telling Ser- jeant Raby he had done his utmost to take away his Life, nay. even to such a Degree of Impiety did he at last arrive. that he compar'd his Sufferings to those of our Blessed Saviour, to the great Surprize and In- dignation of all that heard him Upon the whole, tho Jury found him guilty rf Wilful Murder, buc Sentence will not be pronounc'd him till the 30th of November next. At the General Sessions of the Peace for the County of Middlesex last Week, Richard Heuse and Samuel Tull of Enfield. who were indicted for unlawfully taking one hundred Carps out of the Fishpond of the Lord Hunsden, W£ re found guilty, fin'd 6 I. and to be committed to Newgate for three Months, and to find Sureties for their good Behaviour for seven Years. On Sunday came an Express from Scotland, with Advice, that Brigadier Mackintosh, and Major John Mackintosh, his Brother, formerly taken in Rebellion ac Preston, and committed ro Newgate, and from thcnce escap'd, being lately arrived in the Highlands, were seiz'd, by virtue of a Warrant from his Grace the Duke of Roxburgh, by one of his Majesty's Mes- sengers, assisted by a Detachment of the Army, and that after having been many Hours in Custody, the Mob rose and fell upon the King's Servants, several being dangerously wounded on boch Sides, and par- ticularly Major John Mackintosh, who was seiz'd and sent to General Wade's Quarters, in order to be sent to London by the first Opportunity, but the Brigadier found means to make his Escape. The Pro- clamation formerly issued our, with a Reward of 1000 1. for seizing and apprehending the said Brigadier Mackintosh, is re printed, and the Reward afore men- tion'd is now offer'd to any that shall secure and bring him to Justice. The same Day the Bishops of Chichester and Bristol were Consecrated in the Chapal at Lambeth, by his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, and in the Eve- ning they paid their Homage to his Majesty at Ken- sington, being incroduced by his Grace the Duke of Newcastle. Caermarchen, Oct. 10. John Lewis, esq; was this Week sworn Mayor of this Corporation; and Lloyd and Alexander Scurlock. Esq; SherifFs and there was on this Occasion a great Feast and a Ball, at which Sir Richard Stee . and several other Gentle, men were present. Last Tuesday being the Anniversary of his Majesty's glorious Coronation was celebrated by ringing of Bells in the Morning, a very great Appearance at Kensington, where his Majesty received the Comple- ments of the Prince and Princess, the Lord Chancel- lor, with the other chief Officers of State, the Fo- reign Ministers and great Numbers of Nobility and Gentry ; at Noon the Guns were fired both at the Tower and the Park, and in the Evening there was a splendid Ball at Court, Bonefires and other Illumi- nations in divers Parts of he City and Places adja- cent, particularly at the Royal Exchange, where the Loyal Society play'd off a curious Firework, and the Evening concluded with the utmost Demon- strations of a dutiful Respect such as drinking an unfeigned Health to his Majesty, Prince. Princess and all the Ro\ al Family, together with all those worthy Patriots, who steadly preserv'd their Duty tO cheir King, and love to their Country, & Last Week died at a very advanc'd Age, the Rev, Mr. Stephen Bate, Rector of Horsemenden, in the The County of Kent, which Living is in the Gift of Mr. Mariot, a Gentleman of that County, and is reckon'd worth about 300 1 per Annum. Last Saturday dy'd Henrv Seager. esq; one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, Chief Clerk in the Annuity Office at the Exchequer and Comptroller of the Customs at Hull. They write from Edinburgh. 0ctober 8. that on the 29th past George Smother, Esq; was chosen Pro- vost of Dunbarton for the Year ensuing, On the 14th Instant the Lord Carteer, Lord Lieu- tenant of Ireland, arrived at Coventry, and his Ex- cellency was met by the Mayor and Aldermen in their Scarlet Gowns, and by the several Companies of the Corporation with their Streamers and other Ensigns of Honour: Next Dav his Excellency set out for Holy Head, in order to embark for Ireland. Mrs. Mordaunt is made a Maid of Honour to her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, in the room- of Mis. Sophia How. Ou Tuesday Morning a Lighter broke loose from , her Moorings, and drove over a boay off of West- minster Stairs, in which was a Waterman and his Boy. the former was sav'd, and the latter drowned. That Night their happen'd an extraordinary high Tide in the River of Thames, which by bereaking into many Houses and Cellars both above and below Bridge hath done a vast deal of Damage. Boston, m, fin'iM j^^ iiiii^ ( 174 ) ^ Boston In New England, Aug. 31 The fallowing is a particular Account of Capt. Harmons Success at Norridgewock the 12th Instant, to which he gave his Oath before his Honour the Lieutenant- Governor and Council the 25 th Instant. THE 8th Day Of August. 1724- he marched from Richmond Fort, having under his Com- mand 205 Men which were divided into four Com- panies He commanded the First, Capt. Moulton the Second, Capt. Bourn the Third and Capt. Lieutenant Bean, the Fourth ; the other Officers were, Lieutenant Jacques, Lieut. Dimmuck, Lieut. Banks, and Lieut. Wright; having with us also three Mohawks, viz. Christian, his BrOther, and Son. We had 17 Whale- boats; being all well arm'd and stor'd with Provi- sions, & c. we arriv'd at Teuconick the 9th Day, where we left Lieut. Wright, with 40 Men, to guard the Whale- boats; and with the rest, the next Day march'd for Norridgewock: This Evening we kill'd Col. Bomarzeen's Daughter, and took his Wife Cap- tive We arriv'd at Norridgewock the nth Day, about 3 a clock in the Afternoon, where we found about 60 Fighting Men, and about 1oo Women and Children: Upon our Approach within Pistol shot of them, they fired upon us a full Volley, but woun- ded none of our Men ; then we attack'd them very briskly ; they stood their Ground 4 or 5 Minutes, in which Time they fir'd another Volley, and then fled before us; we pursuing them very hard, they made the best of their Way to the River, where they had about 40 Canoes: We follow'd them so close that they put oFf without their Paddles, not having Time to take them; we then presently beat them out of their Canoes, killing the greatest Part of them: The River being about 60 Yards over, and shallow, our Men followed them over, some in their Canoes, and Others wading up to their Necks with such Fury, that but one of their Canoes arriv'd upon the other Side, but others waded and swam over; so that we judge about 50 Men, Women and Children got over, some of which were killed upon the other Side by our Men ( who got over as soon as they did) and a great many others wounded. We having not fo much as a Man kill'd or wounded. We then re- turn'd to the Town, where we found Monsieur Raille, the Jesuit, their chief Commander, in one of the Indians Houses, who had been continually firing up- on a Party of our Men, that were still in the Town : The said Raille having wounded one of our People, Lieut. Jacques soon stove open the Door of the said House, and found him loading his Gun, who upon Jacques coming i. , declar'd voluntarily, that he would give no Quarter, nor take any : Jacques near- ing that, and seeing him loading, shot him through the Head ; the said Jesuit had with him an English Boy about 14 Years of Age, whom he had had about six Months in his Possession, which Boy, in the Time of the Engagement, he spitefully shot through the Thigh, and stabbed him in the Body with a Sword, and so left him; but the Boy not beirg dead, we took him with us, and thro' the Care and Skill of the Surgeon, is like to recover: Capt. Megg, one of the Chiefs of ihe Indians kept his House, and firing all the Time, he wounded Lieutenant Dimmuck, and kill'd Jeremy Queach, one of our Indian Soldiers; we presently broke down the Door, and rushed in up- on him, and the Brother of our dead Indian imme- diately shot him through the Head ; he had his Wife and two Children with him, whom our Men slew immediately. After which, we destroy'd all their Corn, and about 40 Canoes, and rook abouc 3 Barrels of Gun power, and about 25 small Arms, together With other Plunder, as Blankets, Kettles, & c. It being dark by that Time the Action was over, we set a Guard of 40 Men, and lodged that Night in the Indian houses. In the Morning, being the 13th Day, we found 16 of the Enemies Bodies, whom our Men had scalp'd, together with the Jesuit. The Chiefs that we know among the Dead, were the said Jesuit Col. Bomarzeen, Capt. Mogg, Capt Job. Capt. Carabaset, Capt. Wissmemet, Bomarzeen's Son in. Law, and some others whose Names I cannot re- member. We took alive, 4 Indians, viz One Wo- man and 3 Cmldien, which are brought with us After we moved, Christian turn'd back, and burnt all to Ashes, and commg up with us again We march'd to Teuconick, and found our Men' and Whale boats safe, with whom we arriv'd at Richmond the 16th Day, and so to Falmouth, acquainting Col Westbrook with the Action, who immediately sent me express to the Lieut. Governor, to give him an Account thereof; where we arriv'd the 22d of the said Month. " 1,19 All the Short Allowance Lists of his Majesty's Ships Undermention'd, on which Payments Were made in the Year 1711, will begin to be recalled on the 2d of November next, at the Pay- Office in Broad street viz. Assurance, Royal Ann Galley, Advice Prize Antelope, Advice. Bredah, Berwick, Bedford, Bur- ford, Bridgwater, Centurion, Cumberland, Chichester Crown, Cruizer, Delight, Deal Castle, Discovery Dover. Dragon, Diligence, Devonshire, Essex, Exe- ter, Edgar, Fly Brigantine, Fiamborough, Falkland Folkstone Ferret Sloop, Falmouth, Fortune Store- ship, Hector. Hound Sloop. Happy Sloop, Humber, Hampshire, Hazard Sloop, Jolly, Kent, Lizard, Litch- field, Lively, Leopard, Lark, Lyme, Mary Galley, Medway, Monk's Prize, Merlin Sloop, Margate', Monmouth. Montague, Monk, Norwich, Neptune Norfolk, Newport, Nightingale, Nonsuch Nassau, Newcastle, Oxford, Pearl, Plymouth, Penzance Portland, Pembrooke, Restoration, Russel, Rose Romney, Rupert, Roebuck, Ranelaugh, Reserve, Southampton, Seahorse, South Sea Castle, Squirrel, Swift Sloop, Strombolo, Scarborough, Swallow, Sorlings, Severne, Shoreham Prize, Suffolk Hagboat, Suffolk, Seaford, Triumph, Torbay, Tilbury. Van- guard, Weazel Sloop, Worcester, Warspight, Wind- sor. and York. On Saturday last the young Prince William and Princess Mary came to Leicester House, from Rich- mond. And Sunday their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales resum'd thither for the Winter, having first waited on the King at Kensington, and accompany'd his Majesty to the Royal Chapel. Colonel Huske, Aid de Camp to the Earl Cadogan, being appointed one of the Aid de Camps to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, set out for that Kingdom Yesterday 7. Night. As did also some Days before Thomas Clutterbuck, Esq; Member of Parliament for Leskard in Cornwall, who is appointed first Secretary to his Excellency. We are inform'd, that Thomas Wyndham of Lin- coln's- Inn, Esq; will be made Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland. There is Advice, that the Rose, Capt. Cambret from Cape Francis to Bourdeaux, was lately lost on the Hogsties. And That the Mary, Capt. Dickers from Jamaica to Topsham was likewise lost there, but the Men saved. Extract of a Letter from Norwich, Oct. 14. 1724 On Tuesday. the 6th Instant, Tho. Seaman, Esq; of Norfolk, and two other Gentlemen, riding through a Wood about three Miles off Norwich, overtook a Concourse of People coming from a Fair : The Way being narrow, and crowded with Foot People, the foremost of the Gentlemen desired them to make room for the Horses ; which they refusing to do, he press'd forward, but was immediately knock'd off his Horse by some robust Country Fellows with Clubs in their Hands who beat him in a barbarous manner; and Mr. Seaman coming to his Assistance, was served so likewise, and received a Wound of which he died Yesterday, f 13th instant' to the great Concern of all who knew him, he being a Gentleman of very con- siderable Merit and Fortune. On Sunday last died at his Seat at Rooksnest, in Surrey, George Evelyn, Esq; Member of Parliament for the Borough of Blechingley in the said County, and one of the Clerks of the Green Cloth to the Prince of Wales. The ( 3C0$ ) The following was communicated to us as a true Copy of a Letter sent by Sheppard to his Mother. My Dear Living Mother, THIS with my Duty to you, hoping these Lines will find you in good Health, . as I am at this present Writing ; and this is to let you know, that in my Attempt, by the Assistance of God, the Fortune that I had making my Escape from the Cas- tle of Newgate, save my Life ; and I hope, that by the Grace of Gid I shall keep myself from any more of such heinous Crimes, and from the Hands of mine Enemies. And, Dear Mother, cast yourself not down, but be of good Heart ; for I hope to be as much Comfort to you as ever I was Dishonour. I Would feign let you know where I am, but dare not for fear of Miscarriage. So no more at present, but I rest. Your Loving, Dutiful. Misfortunate Son, JOhn SHEPPARd. Last Week at the Sessions at Hicks's Hall, the Grand Jury of the County of Middlesex, made the follow- ing Presentment. Midd, f WHEREAS nothing is a greater Dishonour to a well ordered Go- vernment, or of a more fatal Tendency to deprive us of the many Blessings we enjoy under the Reign of his present Majefty, and of our Hopes in his Royal House, than an uncontrouled Corruption of Manners. We the Grand Jury of this County cf Middlesex, think it our Duty, from the Obligation of our Oaths, to represent to this Honourable Court, the notorious Breaches of the Laws of this Kingdom, by Drunken- ness, by prophane Swearing and Cursing, and by an open and scandalous Prophanation of the Lord's Day, ( by Watermen and others exercising their usual Trades and Callings as 0n other Days.) and by the vilest Acts of Uncleaness, committed by Night Walkers and others, disposed to such dissolute Practices, whereby the Minds of the Subjects are debauched, their Estates and Families ruined, and great Numbers of our Youth corrupted ; which too frequently end in Robberies, Riots and Rebellions And whereas we conceive that the Number of Gaming Houses, and disorderly Rum and Geneva Warehouses, and Alehouses ( the common Sanctuaries and Nurseries of such Immoralities) have greatly contributed hereunto. We make it our humble Request, that this Ho- nourable Court will issue such Orders of Session to the Constables of the several Districts and their re- spective Headboroughs and other Officers, as are ne- cessary to suppress those publick Nusances, and to put the Laws ( made and provided against Prophaneness) in Execution. We beg Leave to return the worthy Gentlemen in the Commission of the Peace, and the Societies for Reformation of Manners, our hearty Thanks for their zealous Service in suppressing Gaming Houses, and other Places of immoral Practices, of such mis- chievous Consequences to the Peace and Happiness of this County. We therefore the Grand Jury of the Body of this County of Middlesex, in order to remove such Re- proach, have, with what Diligence we could, en- quired the Names of such Housekeepers, and Places where some such Houses are kept, to the End we might present them to this Honourable Court, in or- der to their Reformation And therfere we do upon our Oaths most humbly prefent, That Robert Keely and Anne his Wife, Wil- liam Moss and Jane his Wife, and Elizabeth Tenant de St. Dunstan' Stepney in this County of Middlesex, did severally and respectively on the rft Day of Au. gust, in the 11th Year of his present Majesty's Reign, where they seVerally, ( herein before particularly men- tion'd for the Space of four Calendar Months, before and since the said Day, And to this very Day, each of them ( at the respective Places, where, by this Presentment, they are respectiVely said to reside) keep disorderly Houses, harbouring Men and Women of ill Fame, where frequent Breaches of the Peace are committed, ( having not the Fear of God before their Eye ,) and by their evil Examples decoy his Majesty's Liege Subjects into the like unhappy CircUmstances. to the Disquiet of the Neighbourhood, and are a com- mon and publick Nusance against the Peace of our Lord the King, his Crown and Dignity And we make it our humble Request unto this Ho- nourable Court. that this our Presentment may be framed into an Indictment at Common- law, severally found by us upon such of the Commissions as this Honourable Court shall think fit to direct Witness our Hands at Hicks's Hall this 16 h Day of October, in the 11th Year of the Reign of our most gracious Sovereign Lord GEORGE, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender Of the Faith, Annoq; Dom 1724. Clifford William Philips Foreman. James Honey, Samuel Wright, Richard Sturley, Robert Merchant, John Cave, William Vincent, William Wood. Thomas Dawson, Hugh Jennings, John Gittins, John Allen, John Bartholomew, John Dipple, John Hardy, John Stellard, William Juby, Edward Chorleton, William Martin, Jonathan Row, James Gardner. Last Week the Lyon, commonly call'd King George's, brought forth two He Lyons, to the great Surprize of Mr. Martin, Keeper of his Majesty's Beasts within the Tower, the like having not hap- pen'd before in this Kingdom : The Dam is very tender of her Young ; and the Keepers dare not ap- proach her without Danger. We hear that so soon as they can be conveniently mov'd, they will be car- ry'd to Court, to be shown to his Majesty. Last Tuesday the most Revd. the Lord Bishop of Ardmagh, Primate of all Ireland, set out for that Kingdom with a great Retinue. Kensington, Oct. 20. His Grace the Duke oF Leeds celebrated this happy Day in a new and elegant Manner, by illuminating his House in the Square with a great Number of Flambeaus, a Bonfire before the Door, and a splendid Entertainment. The Night concluded in drinking to the Health of his most sacred Majesty King George, their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess, and all the Royal Family, the Right Hon. his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, the Lord Chancellor, Lord President, and the Right Hon. Robert Walpole, Esq; with the rest of his Majesty's Ministers of State, and the Hon. Privy Council, a Continuance to the present happy Establishment both in Church and State, and to his Majesty's faithful Servanrs by Land and Sea. As this was done with the greatest Loyalty within, his Grace was pleased to send Money, Wine, and Ale, 1 to be distributed among the Populace, with the ut- most Generosity. His Majesty is expected from Kensington at St. James's this Day. Norwich, October 12. On Thursday last a Man in Pockthorpstreet hang'd himself in a Jack Chain The Day before a Barn full of Corn was burnt not far from this City. The following beautiful Lines we hear, are cut on the Tomb of the late Simon Harcourt, erected by the Lord Harcourt, at Stanton Harcourc, in Oxfordshire viz. To this sad Shrine, whoe'er thou art draw near. If ever Son. if ever Friend, were dear; Here lies the Youth, who ne'er his Friend deny'd, Or gave his Father Grief, but when he dy'd. How vain it Reason ! Eloquence how weak.' When Pope must tell what Harcourt cannot speak; Let then thy once lov'd Friend inscribe thy Stone, And with a Father's Sorrows mix his own. Bankrupts ( 30c6 ) Bankrupts since our lasl List. William Warburton, of the Strand, in the County of MiddleseX, Hosier. George Towers, of Cow lane, London, Coach- maker. Henry Sisson, of Boston, in the County of Lin- coln, Cordwainer. Robert Harpham, late of Bridgwate- Square, Lon- don, Timber- Merchant, who since kept a Coffee- House in College- street, Westminster. Thomas Hollis, of the Borough of St. Albans, in the County of Hertford, Brewer. William Shaw, of London, Wharfinger and coal- Merchant. , „ , William Quennell, of Aldersgate- street, London, Chapman. Nathaniel Brice, late of Grub- street, London, Stocking- Trimmer. Richard Oakeley, late of Chancery- lane, in the County of Middlesex, Apothecary. SHIPS Enter'd Inwards at the Custom- House since our last. The Rachel and Hannah from Malaga ; Henry and Julia from Spain; St. Peter from Newport; Globe from Stockholm; and Anne and Catharine from Bar- badoes:-- - The Catherine from Calais: and Elizabeth from St. Acrewse. The Antonia from Spain; Packer Galley from Malag Betty from Oporto; Samuel and Robert from Bremen; Eagle from jamaica ; Charming Betty from Antegoa and Hopewell from Maryland. The Chandois from Dort ; Increase from Spain ; Revival from Oporto ; Townsend from Rotterdam ; Expedition from Denies; Hart Frigate from Montser- rat; Lady Anne from New England, and Grove and Mary from Maryland. The Charles from Bologne ; Catherine from Bre men ; Catherine and Elizabeth from Hambro ; De. light from Rotterdam ; Edward and Elizabeth from Ostend ; Kerby from Barbadoes; John and Mary from Virginia; Adventure, and Prince both from Mary- land ; Montserrat Merchant from Montserrat. Clear'd Out, The Coronation for Canary ; William for Africa j Hanmore, and Mary, both for France; and the Re- becca, and Young Betty, both for Ireland. The Drake for East India ; Rose for Straits ; Car- digan for Africa ; John and Isaac for France ; Luke for . ; Eagle for Guernsey ; Anna Maria for Hambro ; Prince Cassamire for Holland; Minoy for Ireland ; and Ruby for Maryland. The Salisbury for Sevile ; Endeavour for France; and Expedition for Holland. The catherine for Calais ; Catherine for France, and Hatley for Virginia. The Eleanor for Ireland; Elizabeth, and Hopewell, both Carolina; John and Jane for Virginia, and Sarah for the Streights. Males CMales Christned Buried* 37 C In all 405 J (. In all 50J Increased in the Burials this Week di Tournay, OS. 21. On the 17th, our Governor the Baron de Pallant's Huntsman was inhumanly murder'd near this Place, as he was returning with another Person from Hunting. He first receiv'd several Shots from five disguis'd Persons; but being still alive was bringing to Town in a Peasant's Waggon was met by the same five Persons and two Horsemen who dragg'd him out of the Waggon by the Hair of the Head, and shot him dead; his Companion whom they would have treated in like Manner, ha- ving much ado to escape into a Wood. Copenhagen, Oct. 17. His Majesty's chief Secre- tary of State waited on the King t'other Day at Fre- dericksburg, with a very rare Present from the Green- land company fettled at Norway, which his Majesty receiv'd very graciously, and not without great Ad- miration. It was a Couple of Savages taken in that Country towards Davis's Streights with one of their Canoes. Their Language is very strange; their Ha. bits Skins of Beasts, Fishes and Birds; particularly Bears, Seals, and Solan Geese. They wear the Fur or Feathers inwards in Winter and outwards in Sum- mer. Some of them worship the Sun, and others the Devil, of whom the latter have such Images as we make of him, in their Country, with Altars on which they sacrifice Beasts to him. When they worship him, they lie flat on their Bellies, and mutter their Prayers into the Ground, under which they conceive he has Abode, They are generally of an Olive Colour, active, strong, courageous, and so desperate that they often chuse to throw themselves headlong from the Rocks rather than be taken ; and when any are master'd, they are thievish, treacherous, and revengeful; yet they are great Lovers of Musick, and very affectionate one to another. They love Flesh and Fish raw, drink abundance of Train Oil, but abhor Wine and Brandy. They are excellent Divers, and fish chiefly for Seals. The Canoe taken with them was of Leather, long and strait, and so conceiv'd, that they can row it with one Oar as fast as our Boats go with ten. The Form of these Ca- noes is like a Weaver's Shuttle, there being a Hole in the Middle as big as a Man's Waste, where the Rower seats himself, stretching his Feet forward into the Hollow of the Boat, and stops the Hole so close with his Frock, that no Water can enter, tho' it were at the Bottom of the Sea. ADVERTISEMENTS. On Monday next being the 26th of Octo- ber, at the Floating Tavern, commonly call'd the Folly, near Cupid's Bridge, on the River of Thames, will be Country and other Dancing every Day, with agreeable Diversions, and Entertainments of Musick, both Vocal and Instrumental, all Gratis. LONDON: Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street. Where Advertisements are taken in.
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