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The Bath Journal

29/05/1762

Printer / Publisher: John Keene 
Volume Number: XXX    Issue Number: 1539
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Date of Article: 29/05/1762
Printer / Publisher: John Keene 
Address: King's-Mead Street
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To he SOLD by AUCTION, At the Sign of the Bull's- Head in Pensford, near Bris- tol, on Wednesday the 7th Day of April next, at One o'clock precisely, 700 Fine OAKS, 300 ELMS, and 300 ASH TREES, Now in their Prime, in Lots of 100 TREES each. Apply for Particulars to Mr. Adams, in Houndstreet- Park, near Pensford aforesaid, who will shew the Trees. BATH, March 8, 1773. A Real SALE of Woollen- Drapery, & c. This Day began SELLING OFF, THE ENTIRE STOCK ( late Mr. CREASER'S) in the Abbey Church- Yard ; consisting of a Large and Fashionable Assortment of Superfines, and other Cloths of all Qualities, Ratteens, Cassi- meres, Bath Bevers, Napp'd Duffels, Coatings, and every other Article in the Woollen Trade ; together with a great Variety of Men's Mercery, Manchester Goods, Men's Hats, Ladies Riding ditto, Silk Waistcoat and Breeches Pieces, in plain Colours, Stripes and Figures, Gold and Silver Lace and But- tons, & c.—— A great Variety of Tambour and Brocaded Shapes for Waistcoats, in Gold, Silver, and Colours. N. B. As this Stock must be disposed of for Ready- Money, on Account of Mr. CREASER'S present Si- tuation, he assures the Public, that each Article will be sold at Prime Cost, ( the Price being marked on the Goods) and also that a Discount of FIVE PER CENT, will be allowed on every Sum to the Amount of Twenty Shillings, except on SUPERFINE CLOTHS, which will be sold for Fifteen Shillings per Yard. This is to acquaint the Ladies in General, and likewise the Public, THAT the Remaining Part of the INDIA SALE of SILKS and MUSLINS, belonging to the un- fortunate MATE of an INDIAMAN, is now fel- ling off much cheaper than usual, at the INDIA Re- pository on St. ANDREW'S- TERRACE, BATH, by or- der of the Proprietor, and by Desire the Sale will be continued 8 Days longer, Wholesale or Retail, viz. The very belt double Taffaties, both plain, shaded or stript, so low as 4 Guineas a Negligee Piece, worth 6 guineas, the common fort at 31. 13s. 6d. a Piece of 37s. a Gown ; the very bell double black Grograms, ( richer than any Ducape) at 4 Guineas a Negligee Pieces or 2 Guineas a Gown ; Sattin strip'd sprig'd Ginghams at 30s. a Piece, and plain stript ditto at 11. 4s. a Piece ; the very best rich double Barcelona Pieces, for SPRING Gowns at 28s. a Piece, another Sort at a Guinea a Piece, superfine Yard- wide sprig'd Muslins at 7s. 6d. and the very best sprig'd Muslins, Apron Breadths at 12s. a Yard, worth 18s. and fine strip'd Muslin Apron Breadths, at 3s. 6d. a Yard worth 6s. and all the India Goods in Propor- tion.—— Likewise the Goods that were bought for Exportation are felling at the following very low Pri- ces, viz. Superfine Yard- wide Two- colour printed Cottons so low as 2s. 4d. a Yard ; Three colour dit- to at 2s. 6d. and full Chintz Patterns at 3s. a Yard ; Superfine stript, flower'd, and Capper- plate Linens at 2S. 6d. a Yard ; ditto at 18d. and 2od. a Yard ; Men and Women's Worsted stockings at 18d. a Pair ; and black and buff Breeches Pieces at 3s. each : figured Ribbons at 5d. a Yard ; and Bristol Stone Buttons let in Silver 2s. a Pair, worth 3s. 6d. and 10 half Pieces of fine Holland for Shirting from. 2S. 6d. to 4s. a Yard, worth is. a Yard more the buying ; superfine Damask Table Linen so low as 4 guineas & | a set, worth 6 guineas ; damask and diaper Table Cloths of all Sizes and Prices, and superfine Cambricks and Lawns, together with sundry other valuable Goods of the newest Taste, which will be all Sold off without Reserve. The Public and Country Dealers have now such an Opportunity of buying Goods Cheap, as may never happen again to the Inhabitants of this City. BRISTOL, March 29. Came in since our last. The Lucky Adventure, Panke, from Dantzick ; the Eagle, Rowden, the Suc- cess, Moate, and the Newnham, Salmon, from Lon- don ; the True Patriot, Aselby, from Virginia, the Friendship, Butler, from Cadiz ; the Byron, Fitzhenry, from Viana ; the Duke of Glocester, Kelley, from Li- merick and Galway ; the Britannia, Shaw, from Cork ; the Nancy, Ward, from Venice and Zant ; the Prince George, Campbell, from Galway ; and the Char- lotte, Baker, from Oporto. Arrived. At Barbadoes, the Eleanor, Greaves ; and at Liverpool, the Edward, Rider, from this port. Entered out. The Swiftsure, Williams, for Newry, the Isabella, Spencer, for Amsterdam and Petersburgh ; the Elizabeth, Robe, for Africa and Granada ; the Af- rican Queen, Craddock, for Africa ; the Newnham, Weatherly, for Newry and Belfast ; and the Sister, Taylor, for St. Kitt's. Married. Mr. Joseph Tomlingson, son of Mr. John Tomlinson, maltster, on St. Philip's- plain, Burnell, of St. James's parish— Mr. Thomas Nicholas Cabinet- maker, to Miss Elizabeth Nicholas, James's.— Mr. Ely Cooke, Leather- dresser, in St. Mary- port- street, to Miss Penn, daughter of the Rev Penn, of Cromball— Mr. James Alway, Taylor, to Miss Mary Keene, both of St. James Pa- rish.__ Mr. Wm. Tiplet, Butcher, to Miss ____, daughter of Mr. Joseph Fyson, Butcher, in las- street. SARUM. D. SAFE, POST- MASTER, returns his most grateful Acknowledgments to his Friends for the Favours he has received since he has been at the HALF- MOON TAVERN ; and begs leave to inform them, that he has, in every Respect, converted his House into an INN, the same as in Mr. BAILEY'S Time ; where the Nobility, Gentry, and others, that please to give him the Preference, may depend on the belt Accommodations of every Kind, and on the most reasonable Terms. The Half- Moon is situated on the South Side of the Market- Place Good Stall- Stables, neat Post- Chaise, & c. A French Billiard- Table. MELKSHAM, WILTS, MARCH 20, 1773. Notice is hereby given, THAT a VESTRY will be held at Melksham, in the County of Wilts, on Monday the 19th Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Fore- noon, to consider of Matters relating to the Poor of the said Parish ; at which Vestry Proposals will be re- ceived from, any Man and his Wife willing to under- take the Care of a W0rk- House lately erected in the said Parish.— An unexceptionable Character will be expected with Persons who offer themselves. At the same Time Proposals will be received for Furnishing the said Work- House with Bedding and other Necessaries for fitting up the same. HEALTH for the Sick, Lame, Blind, and Diseas'd, especially the Poor. DR. LAURENCE SULLY, Surgeon, Oculist, Dentist, and Operator for the Ears, at the Grass Hopper, and Pestle and Mortar, near the Cross- Bath. cures Cancers of all Kinds in any Part of the Body, without Incision ; the King's Evil if ever so bad or of long Duration ; Wens in the Throat if ever so large, without any Incision or Pain to the Patient ; he re- moves the Gout out of the Head or Stomach in three hours time, and throws it into the Extremities, car- ries it out of the body in 48 hours, and enables the patient to walk without pain : Those who have been subject to fits of it once or twice a year, will not have it again for 4 or 5 years, or even all their life- time, if they follow the Doctor's directions : These and all operations of Surgery he cures ( no cure no pay) likewise Ruptures or Broken Bellies in men, wo- men, and children ; Fits in children or grown per- sons ; all Scorbutic cafes whatsoever incident to the human body ; likewise those that are blind, or have weak Eyes. He also cures the Venereal Disease in all its symptoms and stages without Mercury or any confinement, and even without the knowledge of a bed- fellow. All these ( by God's assistance) he per- forms on very reasonable terms. Mrs. SULLY is always at Home, to attend Ladies for all Disorders incident to the Fair Sex, especially Deafness, and Ruptures in the Navel or Groin. — The Doctor attends the Poor Gratis, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 11. N. B. To be heard of at the White- Hart at Brad- ford every Monday, and at the Crown in Frame, every Wednesday. Printed by JOHN KEENE, at his Office in King's- Mead- Street, where ADVERTISEMENTS, & C. are taken in. And PRINTING in General executed in the Neatest, Cheapest, and most Expeditious Manner. BOOK- WORK at the London Prices. ADVERTISEMENTS for this JOURNAL, ( which is one of the most Extensive ones, and the most Extensive for Advertising in the Kingdom) are also Taken in by Messrs. Owen, Bladon, Robinson, and Newbery and Carnan, Booksellers in London ; Cadell, Palmer, and the other Booksellers and Printers in Bristol ; Carey, at Shepton Mallet ; Cass, at Wells ; Cass, at Bridgewater ; Anderdon, at Taunton ; Trewman, at Exe- ter; Goadby, at Sherborne ; Easton, at Salisbury ; Baker, at Southampton ; Swinney, at Birmingham; Raikes, at Gloucester ; Burrough, at Devizes ; Simpson, at Chippenham ; Smith and Harrold, at Marlborough ; Lewis, at Newbury ; Carnan and Co. at Reading ; and by the Newsmen.— All Sorts of Blank Warrants, Patent Medicines, & c.— Authentic Articles of News, and Letters to the Printer, will be thankfully received. [ No. 1 3 of Vol. XXX.] MONDAY, March 1773.[ No. 1539 } Weeks since this Paper was first published. To the PRINTER. The following articles cannot fail of entertaining many of your readers, and will serve to shew the great difference time will make in the face of things, A. D. ABOUT this time Kyriecleison and Pa- 998. ralipomenon were accounted two emi- nent Saints in the Church, and he who could read Greek passed for a sorcerer. 1022. On examining the inventory of the worldly goods of Bouchard, Bishop of Worms, one of the most learned Prelates of his time, who died this year, it was found to consist only of a hair shirt, an iron chain which served him for a belt, and three deniers in money. Times are altered, and with them the inventories of Bishops ! 1467. The people had an extravagant way of adorning their feet. They wore the beaks or pikes of their shoes so long, that they encumbered them- selves in their walking, and were forced to tie them up to their knees ; the fine gentlemen did theirs with chains of silver, or silver gilt, and others with laces. This ridiculous custom was in vogue ever since the year 1382 ; but now it was prohibited on the forfeiture of 20s. and the pain of cursing by the clergy. 1479. Robert Byfield, one of the Sheriffs of London, was fined fifty pounds by the Court of Aldermen, for affronting the Lord- Mayor, which it seem was only by kneeling too near him at prayers a St. Paul's church. Thursday and Friday's Posts. LONDON, March 24. Triple Alliance between Great Bri- tain, France, and Spain, has been long upon the tapis, but is now finally and conclusively settled. This alliance is entered into, to form a counterpoize against the northern confederacy, and was suggested as the best expedient in the scheme of politics for preserving the European balance of power. We are told that the chief motive which induced Lord North to agree to the triple alliance between England,. France, and Spain, was because he had prophecyed that " we should have a ten years lon- ger peace," and so piously disposed is his Lordship that to save his credit as a Prophet he would at any time sacrifice his reputation as a Minister. By a letter from a gentleman at St. Vincent's, we are informed that a party of Caribbs attacked a party of 18 men of the 31st regiment, under the command of Capt. Crafton, who had been left be- hind sick. They killed 7 men and a serjeant, and wounded 3 :— Crafton's party, however, put them to flight, and found five of their carcases in the woods. The Caribbs shot a centinel as he was bathing in the river Nirabau ; and a serjeant, who was posted at a little distance from the camp, was murdered in an inhuman manner by these savages : They cut off his nose and right arm, and scooped out both his eyes. We hear from Dublin, that Beauchamp Bagnall, Esq. who lately challenged Major Blaquiere, was himself challenged a few days since by Captain K. they fought with pistols, and Mr. Bagnall was shot in the arm in so desperate a manner, that the limb was necessity amputated. The cause of the du- el is said to have been a dispute at a game of ha- zard, between Mr. B. Captain K. and other gentle- men, in a private house. Yesterday several fine sheep were sold in Smith- field at 58s. each, such as were sold only ten years ago, from a guinea to a moidore. Yesterday morning two bacon spare- ribs were said in Leadenhall- market, one of which weighed 51 lb. and a half, and the other 5 2 lb. supposed to be the largest ever brought to a London market. Betty Jones, the Orange Girl in the Piazzas, Covent- Garden, we are informed, has had left her by a distant relation, within these few days, the firm of 12001. per ann. If it be true which a senator once asserted, " that the common ( or poor) people of England were on- ly packhorses fit to be saddled with heavy taxes, duties and imposts, even then a certain House should have passed the bill to lower the prices of provisions ; for if we must at any rate be packhor- ses, it is but reasonable that those who make us so, should take care to provide us with provender. But now ( as one observes) our humane p t, On more important business bent, Than care of us poor sinners ; Give us but smells and founds for food, Neglect our cries, and call us rude, Because we want our dinners. DUBLIN, March 19. Never were sudden deaths more frequent than at present : Capt. Ageaw, of Prussia- street, enjoyed a good state of health, and drank tea with his family on Sunday evening last, when, without a single groan, or complaint of any kind, he fell back on his couch, and instantly ex- pired. And on Wednesday an eminent Tradesman on the Poddle fell down dead on the stairs, though in seeming good health a few minutes before. This day Col. Ban's observed in the House, Commons, that Opposition was quite dead, and he was left Chief Mourner o'er her Bier. A leading Man in the Ministry was lately attacked for his manifest partiality to the Scots in the disposal of Places and Offices : Why, the Scots, cries the Minister, are the only people at this time fit to serve their King and Country : How do you know ? re- plies a Gentleman, for the English in this Reign have never been tried. BATH, March 29, 1773. SA L L E N, at the LIVERY- STABLES, in MONMOUTH- STREET, takes this Method to acquaint the Public, that he has resigu'd the laid STABLES to SAMUEL RYLES, late Groom to the Hon. General JOHNSTON. S. ALLEN returns his most : grateful Thanks to the many respectable Families and Friends who have honored him with their Favours for many Years past, and humbly solicits a Continuance of the same to SAMUEL RYLES, who will exert his utmost Endea- vours to merit Encouragement. To be Sold at the said Stables, a good Second- hand Four Wheel POST- CHAISE and Harness.— Also to be Sold, Two Genteel Well- bred GELD- INGS, four Years old each, warranted Sound. WILLIAM HUNTLY, PERUKE- MAKER and HAIR- SELLER, In KINg'S- MEAD- SQUARE, BATH, RESPECTFULLY informs the PERUKE- MAKERS and HAIR- DRESSERS, that he has laid in a fresh and good Assortmen't of HAIRS, CAULS, RIBBONS, SILK, THREAD, & c. which he is' detemin'd to sell on the most REASONABLE TERMS, for Ready Money only. Mr. Huntly is under the greatest Obligations to Messrs. G. F. in Horse- Street, W. P. King's- mead- Square, and T. M. in Marchant's Court, for their Assiduity and Care in causing the N. B. to be inserted at the Bottom of his Advertisement in the Bath Courant of Friday se'nnight, assures them he will not be wanting on his Part to return the Favour, convinc'd they have Wants of a similar Nature, and which call for speedy Relief. A YOUNG LAD wants a Place either as a Clerk or Servant : He writes a good Hand, under- stands Accompts, has no objection to going Abroad, and can be well recommended for his Honesty and Sobriety.— Enquire of the Printer. To be LETT for One Year, Or a longer Term if required, and entered upon the First of May, or the 24th of June, AHOUSE on the South Side Of BROCk - STREET Bath, commanding a beautiful Prospect.— For Particulars, enquire of Edward Bartley, Grocer, in the same Street. To he LETT on a LEASE, At Midsummer or Michaelmas next, ACOMMODIOUS PUBLICK HOUSE, known by the Sign of the WHITE- HART, in Corsham, Wilts, with the Stock of Beer, & c. Enquire of James Edwards, Plumber, of the same Place. BATH, March 29, 1773. To be SOL D by HA N D, By WILLIAM CROSS, To morrow being Tuesday the 3oth, Instant, THE HOUSHOLD FURNITURE and other EFFECTS of Lady STANLEY, deceased, at her late Dwelling- house the lower End of Gay- street : Consisting of Beds and Bedding ; good Mahogany Furniture ; rich blue half- silk Damask and other Window Curtains ; Kitchen Furniture of all Sorts. The Doors will be open'd at 11 o'Clock, and to prevent Trouble the lowest Price is mask'd on each Article. FRANCIS SUPPLE, TAKES this Method to acquaint his Friends and the Public in General, that he has this Day opened his Shop, next Door to the White Hart, in Stall- Street, Bath : Where he has laid in a large and entire New Assortment of Linen Drapery, Mercery, Lace, and Hosiery Goods, which he is determined to Sell at a very low Profit : Muslins in great Variety, Jaconet, Book Muslin and Kenting Handkerchiefs ; printed Linens and Cottons, of the newest Patterns ; Irish Hollands of all Breadths and Prices ; thick and clear Lawns ; 3- qrs. and 10- qrs. Counterpanes; Muslin and Lawn Aprons and Ruffles, of all Prices ; 4, 5, and 6- qr. wide Chints ; Muslins with or with- out a Border ; Stuffs, Dowlasses and Sheetings ; Huckaback, Diaper and Damask Table Linen ; Mar- seilles Quilting for Bed Gowns and Petticoats ; Lus- tres and Venetians ; Superfine black and printed Velvet and Corderoy Thicksets ; corded and flowered Dimity and Drawboys ; Silk Stripes for Gowns or Waistcoats; Sattins and Modes ; Sattin and Mode ; Cloaks ; Quilted Stuff and Minco Petticoats and Silk Cardinals remarkably cheap ; Pocket Handkerchiefs of all Sorts ; Silk and Silk and Muslin ditto ; Black and Coloured Barcelona Handkerchiefs ; Mode ditto ; Patent Cauls and Hoods ; Silk Gloves and Mitts ; Blond, Mignionet and Trolly Laces ; Black Laces and Edgings ; Men and Womens Thread, Cotton and Worsted Hole ; Bath, Salisbury and Welsh Flannels ; Bayes and Swanskin. With many other Articles in the above Branches. The BALL For Mr. DE LA MAIN's SCHOLARS, Will be at the NEW- ROOMS, on Friday, April 2d, and beign at Half after SIX. As Mr. DELA MAIN found great Inconveni- ence at his last Ball, by the Room being too full to admit of his Scholars being properly seen ; he hopes his Friends will excuse him in fixing his Tickets this Year ( after the Dancers are furnish'd with their usual Complement) to a limited Number at FIVE SHILLINGS each. When his Ball is finish'd, the Music will attend the Company during their Pleasure. BATH, March 29, 1773. OWEN BATCHELOR, Cheesemonger ( REMOVED from AVON- STREET) TAKES this Method to inform his Friends and the Public in general, that he has opened a Large Commodious SHOP and WAREHOUSE in BROADRSTREET ( late the King's Arms) next Door to Mr. Wiltshire's ; where thole who Please to favor him with their Commands, for Cheese, Bacon, Hams, Tongues, Salt- Butter, & c. may depend on being supplied with each Article, good in its Kind, and at the lowest Prices, and their Favors gratefully acknowledged, By their humble Servant, OWEN BATCHELOR. AT EVILL and SMITH'S SHOE- WARE- HOUSE in Stall- street, BATH, ( five Doors below the Three- Tuns) are made in the neatest Manner and newest Fashion, and fold at mo- derate prices, viz. MEN'S boots and channels, dress shoes and pumps, gouty shoes, slippers, cork and double sole shoes, flat and plain shoes.— WOMEN's gold and silver shape pumps, plain silk ditto all co- lours, and coloured leather ditto ; coloured and black callimanco and lasting ditto ; black doe and common leather ditto.— BOY'S boots, and turn'd pumps, flat and plain shoes.— GIRL'S stuff and leather pumps and shoes of all forts. Likewise all sorts of clogs, gaioshes and pattens ; children's morocco red, green, blue, and black pumps and shoes, all sizes. The above Articles are made at home, and not bought ready- made, which is usual at Shoe- Warehouses._____ Those who please to favour them with their Orders, may depend on having them executed with the greatest Neatness and Dispatch, Wholesale and Retale. HAPPINESS. Quantuli natura indiget ? YOU bid me tell you what I crave : I answer, Nought but what I have. A chearful mate, in life to share Th' extremes of pleasure and of care : Three infant blessings, to beguile My hours, and make my sorrow smile : Enough to welcome every friend, And bear me to my journey's end : A liberal hand and chearful heart, To give th' unhappy poor their part : And ( best of all) to crown the whole, A mind content, and thankful soul. How vain the things beyond our reach, Which av'rice and ambition teach ! How oft unblest each envy'd state ! A villain may be rich or great. Heav'n ne'er design'd by Gold to show The world its favorites below : And honour's but an airy blaze, Dependent on another's praise. True happiness consists in sense, Health, quiet, and a competence. You own me right ; but, not content, You ask if this is all I want ? Not all : kind Heav'n indulge my pray'r ; Long, long my wife and children spare : As years increase, improve the mind With sense to charm and serve mankind ; With each capacity to please ; And give ' em virtue, health, and ease ; Save ' em from anguish and distress, Or give me half, to make it less. But still dispose my grateful mind In ev'ry state to be resign'd ; In ev'ry change of good or ill, May I be happy in thy will : And, if from earth my joys thou bear, May I reach Heav'n, and meet ' em there. C. B— Substance of Wednesday's Debate in the House of Com- mons, on the Bill for Relief of Protestant Dissenters in Matters of Subscription. SIR Roger Newdigate then said, he was as much for Toleration as any man, but that the Bill infringed upon the Act of Union. He was an- swered by Mr. Dyson, who shewed the futility of this opinion. Sir Wm. Bagot again rose, and said " he would make a proposal to the advocates for the bill, which was, that previous to going into a Committee, they should point out such books of Scripture as they deemed canonical."— On this Sir Wm. Meredith spoke as follows. Sir Wm. Meredith.— The honourable Gentle- man's proposal tempts me to relate to him a story, Archbishop Tennison conceived a design of begin- ning a Reformation in the Liturgy. Previous to his putting it in execution, it was proposed to him to reject either the book of Bel and the Dragon, or the book of Daniel, out of the number of the cano- nical books, it being impossible for the stories con- tained in both to be true.— So far, Sir, in answer to the Gentleman's proposal. By way of retort to several invidious reflections which during the course of this day's debate have been call upon the Petition I had the honour to bring in, I shall only say that I am content to suffer, in common with those concerned, every species of disgrace arising from the measure. Sir, the sincerity of some of the Gentlemen who signed that Petition has been reflected upon ; I shall say but one word in answer to the reflection. One Gentleman who signed the Petition [ Doctor Chambers] has lately refused as considerable a promotion as any private man need wish for, because, consistent with his principles, he could not subscribe the arttcles. Mr. Duntz, and Mr. Gray next spoke in favour of the Bill ; and in the course of the debate an as- sertion having fallen from one of the Members, that there was now no occasion to repeal or set aside such of the penal Laws as affected the Dissenters be- cause they were not put in execution, a Member arose and made the following remark. A Member.— Sir, as I understand the case, there are but two periods wherein a Law can be repealed or set aside ; the one is when its grievance is gene- ally complained of and felt, the other is when it lies dormant and is not deemed fit to be put into execution. The temper of the times, Sir, must always be considered : Would it not have been folly to have talked of repealing the statute De Heretico Comburendo, in the days of Queen Mary ? Would it not have been folly to have talked of repealing the statute by virtue of which old women, supposed to be witches, suffered death ? We know that there was a time when it was universally believed that a poor old woman could bewitch people, and fly a- cross the air on a broomstick. We also know that lb conscientious, so worthy a man as Lord Hale condemned a woman to death who was arraigned for witchcraft. When a doctrine is believed, how- ever erroneous, then is not the time to talk of re- pealing such Laws as relate to it. With respect to the Dissenters to say that they enjoy a liberty by connivance, is to say they scarcely enjoy any liber- ty all. The Hugonots in France are connived at ; their Ministers preach publicly to them, but they do it at their peril, for the State may hang them for so doing, and the policy of the Court is their only indemnification. Mr. Onslow.— Sir, I only rife to rectify a mistake which several of the Members may labour under, relative to the persons who signed the Petition from Chatham. They are not what they call themselves either Ministers or Dissenters ; they are harmless Methodists, at the head of whom is one Captain joss, who preaches in the Tabernacle, Tottenham Court ; but, Sir, as his name was so well known, fearing a discovery, he would not venture to sign the Petition ; neither, Sir, are these persons Minis- ters regularly ordained, either in the Presbyterian or Episcopal way ; they feel a call within, Sir, to preach the Gospel, and hence give themselves the appellation of Ministers. A Member having asserted that the " Dissenters themselves required the youth in their Academies to subscribe a certain test," Sir Harry Houghton as- sued the House that the assertion was false, for that such a measure was adopted at only one Dis- senting Academy, the Master of which had signed the Petition against the Bill. Thus ended this remarkable debate ; and at near eight o'clock, the House being cleared, the num- bers, upon a division, appeared as follow : For the Bill 69, against it 16. On the fatal Consequences arising from the Easiness of obtaining Credit. LUXURY is arrived at so high a pitch, that one would think it impossible to see it carried high- er, if daily increase did not prove daily, that nothing will stop its progress but the utter ruin of the nation. The Gentry live beyond their income ; merchants beyond their gains ; tradesmen and mechanics beyond their earnings. This evil is so general, that we must not blame the unfortunate individuals who are ruined by its baneful influence, but the Legislature that suf- fers the contagion to spread and to work the ruin of the State. Indeed, it is much more a national con- cern than a private one. I own, it costs the indivi- dual his fortune, his liberty, arid often his life : But then there is a turn to his sufferings, and Death secures to him, at last, peace and repose. But the State, when overturned by revolutions, when undone by the corruption of morals, when ruined by the de- cay its members, retains still a keen sense of its miseries ; and it languishes, without the comforting hope of being relieved by annihilation. I say, we must not blame the unfortunate indivi- duals who are ruined by the baneful effects of this evil, luxury. Where is the man who can alone resist the strength of corruption's stream ? Where is the man who can resist the united temptations of vanity and example ? Where is the man who can refuse to a wife whom he loves, or perhaps fears, the very reasonable demand of being upon an equality with her neighbours, when they are no ways her superiors in rank or fortune ?— If a man alledges, in order to avoid granting what such a wife requires, That he is low in cash, that he has large payments to make ; his wife will not fail of reminding him of his Credit ; and that the mercer, the upholsterer, the jeweller, will trust him with ala- crity and pleasure : His own vanity will come to her assistance, and support the argument, in shewing the necessity of doing as others do, lest his Credit should suffer by his oeconomy ; lest people should think him in low circumstances.— And, permit me to observe, that this necessity is nothing less than fictitious in these times ; since a man's appearance and expences are often the foundation on which his Credit is estab- lished. I have seen many a modest man, who would not dress beyond his circumstances, miss that aid and encouragement which others have met with, by means of their extravagance and their finery. It is some- thing very extraordinary, and at the same time very true, that those people who are conscious that their own appearance is much above what they can really afford, are yet but too apt to believe another man to be very rich, because he is very richly dressed, and his house very richly furnished. Luxury is then, of course, the cause of so many people's ruin. But what is the natural cause of the increase of luxury ? Nothing else, but the easiness of obtaining Credit. If people were obliged to pay for their cloaths be- fore they wore them, how many, who will not be contented with any thing inferior to superfine cloth, and often not even with that, unless embellished with silk linings, silver or gold lace and embroidery, would be obliged to put up with plain coarse cloth or fustian if the draper and the Taylor gave no credit ? How many, whose large houses are richly ornamented with expensive glasses, hangings, carpets, carvings, India woods, & c. would be contented with a small apart- ment, an oaken table and burea, a common stuff bed & c. if the upholsterer demanded his payment on the delivery of the goods ? Then, the example of a neighbour would be no inducement to a man for liv- ing beyond his circumstances : His wife might re- monstrate, that Mrs. Such- a- one wore costly silks and rich laces, and yet was no better than she. The husband would have an unanswerable reply to make : She is no better than you, would he say, but her hus- band is richer than I am ; I cannot afford such ex- pences ; I have no money to spare. And, to de- monstrate his inability to comply with her wishes, he would have nothing more to do, than to shew her the bottom of his empty coffers, the lift of the payments he has to make, and the state of his account with his banker. People of all ranks, of all orders, would keep within due bounds. Sensible they could not get any of the necessaries of life without ready money ; nor money, but what accrues either from their income or their labour ; they would not squander it away on the turf, in the tavern, the gaming- house, the bro- thel ; they would restrain their necessities to the state of their circumstances ; their tables would not be decked with the same profusion, the same luxurious extravagance ; no shamefully exorbitant prices would be given for the earliest of common vegetables, nor would they be despised when plentiful, cheap, and salutary ; dainties would no longer spoil their consti- tution ; wholesome, homely food, and frugal living, would become again of general use and practice ; and health, vigour, ease, and prosperity, would be the reward of oeconomy. RICHARD GOLDSTONE, APOTHECARY and DENTIST, In BROAD- STREET, BATH, ( Eldest Son of the late John Goldstone, deceased) BEGS Leave to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public, that he DRAWS TEETH and STUMPS with the greatest Ease and Safety ; likewise Cleans TEETH, and prepares a DENTIFRICE that cleans and beautifies them, preserves the Gums, and removes every Obstruction that is in the least injurious to either.— Also ARTIFICIAL TEETH made in so neat a Manner as not to be distinguished from Natural Ones.— CORNS and TOE- NAILS that grow into the Flesh, he removes with great Ease and Dexterity.— He likewise executes every other Branch of his late Father's Prosession. He returns sincere Thanks to his Friends for the great Encouragement he has already received, and humbly hopes for a Continuation of their Favours, which he will exert his utmost Endeavours to merit. Those who have irregular or decay'd Teeth, may have them extracted, and replaced with hand- some found ones, which will fix and become as useful as the best Natural Teeth. On TRUTH. FAIREST charm which nature knows, Sprung from the clear celestial source From whence all Good spontaneous flows, From whence all virtues take their course. O, sweetest power ! from thee we draw The dearest treasures of the mind ; Under thy just, thy sacred law, We live contented and resign'd. ' Tis thine to ease the pain- rack'd breast, With doubts, with trembling fears o'erwhelm'd ; Thy balmy influence spreads out rest, Whilst each corroding thought's dispell'd. The steady philosophic eye, Traces thro' clouds thy genial ray. Resplendent issuing from on high, Dispensing universal day. ' Tis thou, O Truth ! with force divine, Who opens all religion's stores, And bids each holy tenet shine, ' Till all mortality shall be no more. The boasted honours of the vain. And worldly pride, shall never stay ; But thou, sweet Truth, shalt still remain, When these effects are pass'd away. And when all Nature's self shall fall, When ev'ry earthly trace is fled, Then shalt thou be enthron'd o'er all, And joys immortal round thee spread. GLASS's MAGNESIA, APPROVED and recommended by the most emi- nent of the Faculty, and given with good Ef- fect to HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES, and THE YOUNGER PRINCES, is sold at Mr. Glass's House in Oxford as usual, in Guinea, Half- Guincea and Six Shilling Boxes ; with Direc- tions for taking it inclosed. Sold also by W. Davis, Bookseller, in Piccadilly ; W. Nicoll, in St. Paul's Church- Yard ; W. Kingston, at Bath ; and several other capital Places in this Kingdom. Where may be had, an Essay on the Nature and Virtues of this Medicine. Price 1s. This Preparation, which for Purity and Goodness far exceeds every other, is well known to be the most powerful Corrector of Acid in the Stomach and Bowels ; and is therefore particularly efficacious in Childrens Disorders, and may be safely given to them in their earliest Infancy. It is equally serviceable to Persons of more advanced Years, of delicate Con- stitutions, and to those whose Powers of Digestion are naturally weak, or impaired, as it corrects that Acidity arising from Indigestion, which is the Foun- dation of most chronical Complaints. The Heart- burn it instantly cures, and is an effectual Remedy for habitual Costiveness. It is also the most gentle Purgative yet discovered, operates without Sickness or Griping, requires no Confinement, or Regimen of Diet, and is entirely without Smell or Taste. A NEW MAGAZINE, With every Number of which will be given a curious MEDAL, struck on fine Metal, about the Size and Weight of a Guinea, executed by Mr. KIRKE, who is universally esteemed the First Artist in London in his Profession. This Medal will of itself, exclusive of the Magazine, be Worth at least Half- a- Crown ; it will represent some reigning Toast, some Great Personage, some Hero celebrated in the Annals of our own Kingdom, or in those of the Continent, some Patriot, or some uncommon literary Genius. On Thursday the First of April will be Published, Price Six- Pence, In which will be given an elegant Medal of his Ma- jesty George III. the Dye of which is executed by Mr. Kirke, and esteemed a most Striking Likeness ; and also embellished with Copper- Plates, designed and engraved by the best Masters. NUMBER I. [ to be continued Monthly] of The SENTIMENTAL MAGAZINE Or, GENERAL ASSEMBLAGE of SCIENCE, TASTE and ENTERTAINMENT. Calculated to amuse the Mind, to improve the Under- standing, and to amend the Heart. London : Printed for the Authors, and sold by G. KEARSLEY, removed from Ludgate- street to No. 46 in Fleet- street, and by all other Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland. The MEDAL to be given with each Number will be sealed up in a Kind of silky Paper, provided for that Purpose, to prevent any Injury to the fine Impression of the Dye ; and it will be so affixed to the Magazine, as to render it portable with it without any Inconvenience. Those Persons who are desirous of having any of the Medals given in the Course of this Work, struck in Gold, Silver, & c. may, by applying to the Publisher, be supplied with them on the most reason- able Terms. Amongst an infinite Variety of other Articles, the standing Subjects of the SENTIMENTAL MAGAZINE will be : I.— A Sentimental Journey through Life.— II. In every Number will be inserted a Letter from a Gentleman in Town to his Friend in the Country, con- taining an authentic Narrative of every remarkable Tran- saction that may happen in the Course of the Month, with sentimental, satirical, or critical Observations thereon.— III. Original Characters, or Anecdotes of those who Figure in the Bon- ton, in the Walks of Vir- tue, in the Ways of Infamy, or the Republic of Letters — IV. A Sentimental History, which, at the same Time that it forces the Tears of Sensibility from the Eye, shall inspire the Heart with the Love of Virtue.— V. A De- scription of the City of Paris, and its Environs, illus- trated with the ingenious Labours of the Engraver, to display the Buildings, Statue, Fashions, & c. of that celebrated City.— VI. A Sentimental Fable in French, in every Number, to he translated in the succeeding Num- ber, the best Translator of which will be entitled to a Silver Medal, with his Name engraved thereon ; and those Correspondents who furnish us with the best Poems, or the best Articles in Prose, in the Course of every Month, shall likewise be entitled to a Silver Prize Medal, with their Names, or Signatures, engraved thereon. To display all the Stores, with which we shall furnish our Repository, might appear ostentatious by their Qua- lity, and tedious by their Number. Let it suffice to add, that whatever attracts Notice on the Stage, in the Re- gions of Politics, or in the Walks of Science, shall make a Part of our Magazine ; and it will be our greatest Pride to serve as Handmaids to the Muses. The Sons and Daughters of Science are hereby solicited to deposit their Treasures in our Repository, and may assure themselves of having them introduced to the Eye of the Public in such a Manner, as will do Justice to their Compositions ; and reflect Honour upon ourselves, WILLIAM GOLDSTONE, OPERATOR for the TEETH, Son and Successor of the late John Goldstone, deceased, Begs Leave to inform his Friends and the Public, THAT he Continues his Father's BUSINESS in all its BRANCHES, at the same Shop in GREEN- STREET, BATH, having been many Years concerned in the Execution of the said Business : and more than three Years a Partner with him ; therefore humbly hopes for the Countenance and Encourage- ment of the Public in general, and those Customers in particular who honour'd his Father with their Com- mands. He SCALES TEETH, and makes an In- comparable TINCTURE for the Scurvy in the Gums ; also an excellent Powder and Dentifrice for preserving, fastening, and beautifying the Teeth, at One Shilling each Article. These Medicines are exceedingly serviceable to the Teeth and Gums, especially to those who are subject to Pains therein. Rub the Teeth with a little of the Denti- frice or Powder, after which wash them clean with Water, then a few Drops of the Tincture applied with a Spunge or soft Brush which he sells for that Purpose. They do not in the least hurt the Enamel of the Teeth, but preserve it by cleansing them from that tartarous Substance which is the principal Cause of their decaying, having been used upwards of 25 Years with the greatest Satisfaction. He also Bleeds, and cuts Corns and Toe- Nails that grow into the Flesh. N. B. All Operations belonging to the Teeth, he performs himself, but as to making Artificial Teeth, which he carries on as usual, it is performed by Mr. ALLEN, who is Partner with him in the Art of making and fixing Natural Teeth, or Artificial Ones, which they make from one to an entire Set, in so neat a Manner as not to be distinguished from Natural ones. At the same Place is sold the Essence of Pepper- - mint, so highly esteemed by many able Physicians, which is prepared by John Juniper ; also Hemet's Essence of Pearl, and Pearl Dentrifrices, Adams's Grand Specific for the Stone and Gravel, Hill's Balsam of Honey, Essence of Myrrh and Myrrh Dentifrice, with many other Patent Medicines, viz. Daffy's Elixir, Godfrey's Cordial, Hooper's Pills, Anderson's Scots Pills, Issue Plaisters and Peas of all Sorts, & c. & c. *** All Persons indebted to the Estate and Effects of the late Mr. JOHN GOLDSTONÉ, of this City, Dentist, are desired to pay the same to Mr. Arthur Trimnell, Upholsterer, in West- gate- Street, or to William Goldstone, in Green- Street.— And all Per- sons to whom the said John Goldstone was indebted, are desired to send an Account of the same to the above Persons. To COVER this SEASON, At BAYNTON, near TINHEAD, at One Guinea a Mare, and Half- a- Crown the Groom, ( the Money to be paid at the Time of Covering) The Beautiful, Strong, Bony, Well- bred Bay Horse EMPEROR, Sixteen Hands high, rising six Years old, perfectly found, and free from all Blemishes, remarkably Ac- tive, and as likely a Horse as any in England to get strong and fleet Hunters. He was late the Property of Lord Bruce. N. B. BAYNTON is seven Miles from Devizes, seven from Warminster, five from Lavington, and five from Westbury. To Mr. NORTON, Surgeon, Golden- Square, London. SIR, THE great Cure I have received, by taking your Maredant's Drops, merits my public Thanks ; being perfectly restored to Health, after an Illness of eight Years. At first I was taken with a violent nervous Fe- ver, which rendered me unable to get my Bread ; after having took many Medicines without Effect, for a long Time, I was advised, by the Physicians, to try whether my native Air would be of Service ; I tried, but found none : Soon after, a Swe'ilng appealed in my right Knee ; being then at Shrewsbury, I was persuaded to have the Advice of the Infirmary, where my Knee was cured ; but I had the Misfortune to get a violent Cold, by a Window's being lest open when I was in a Sweat ; I was then seized with a Soreness in my Head, Collar- Bone, and one of my Arms which was immediately succeeded by a most acute Pain in those Parts. In this Situation I returned to London, and took every Medicine the Physicians 01 my Friends advised for the Rheumatism, as the Faculty then pronounced that to be my Case, but without finding the least Benefit. 1 then was ordered to go to Margate, where I drank the Waters, and bathed in the Sea, for some Time, but found no Relief. I re- turned to London much worse then I left it, and continu- ed very ill for some Time, and then my Disorder took another Turn ; for there appeared several Lumps on my Head, Face, Neck, and Arms ; two of them on my Head broke, and lay open two Years : In this deplo- rable State ( a Burthen to myself and a real Grief to my Friends) was I, when an Acquaintance, who had re- ceived a Cure in her Leg, by the Use of Maredant's Drops, advised me to take them : In the Course of my taking them, two large Pieces of Bone worked out of the Wounds. It is a Year and three Quarters since I discontinued the Medicine, and still remain in perfect Health. I am your obedient humble Servant, December 17, 1772. MARY LUTE, At Mr. Field's, in Castle- Street, near Leicester- Fields. Witnesses, Tho. Field, Castle- street ; Henry Hyde, Butcher, St. James's Market. Any Person still doubtful of the Efficacy of this Medicine, may ( by applying to Mr. NORTON, Surgeon, the West- Side of Golden- Square, near Piccadilly, Lon- don, the only Author and Proprietor, where these Drops are sold in Bottles of 6s. each) be fully convinced of their good Effect, by being referred to many People of Credit, who have been cured of the Leprosy, Scur- vy, Ulcers, the Evil, Fistulas, Piles, long- continued In- flammations of the Eyes, and every other Disorder aris- ing from a Foulness in the Blood. They may be taken in any Season, without the least Inconvenience or Hind- rance of Business. They also perfect Digestion, and amazingly create an Appetite. N. B. These Drops are in Square Bottles, with the fol- lowing Inscription on them, viz. John Norton, only Proprie- tor and Author of Maredant's Drops. These Drops are also sold by Mr. ATTWOOD, Toy- Maker, in the Market- Place, BATH, who was cured of an inveterate Scurvy by the Use of them ; Mr. BON- NER, Stationer, in Castle Street, Bristol ; Miss ANDERDON, at Taunton ; Mr. Hancock, at Frome ; Messrs. Smith and Co. at Chard ; Mr. Symes at Bridgewater ; and Mr. Burrough at Devizes. None are Genuine, but what are signed by JOHN NORTON in his own Hand- Writing. Beware of Counterfeits .— Maredant's Drops, so uni- versally known and esteemed, were never sold for less than Six SHILLINGS the Bottle. Mr. NORTON having lately discovered that his Bottles, Bills of Direction, together with his Hand- Writing, have been counterfeited, in Order to impose OR the Public a spurious Medicine for his ( Maredant's) Drops, he therefore hopes, for their Health's- Sake, they will be extremely cautious of whom they buy them. TINEY COVERS at Mr. STRODE's, KATE'S- GORE, near Marlborough and Hungersord, at Three Guineas a Mare, and a Crown the Groom.— He is a fine Grey, and won oftner by many Times than any other Horse in England. Good Grass for Mares in proper Paddocks. Kate's- Gore, March 17, 1773. HENRY CHILCOT, WORKING- JEWELLER and GOLDSMITH, The Corner of Green- Street, opposite St. Michael's- Church, BATH, ( for maty Years a principal Work- man to the greatest Shops in London and Bath) MAKES, new sets, and mends all Sorts of JEW- ELLERS WORK, on the best Principles, and newest Designs, with every Contrivance to answer their several Purposes.--------- Goldsmith's and Silver- smith's Work made, repaired and mended, from the greatest Value to a Silver Buckle.------ All Kinds of plated Work repaired and mended. HAIR WORK, in all its extensive Forms, Fancies, and Devices, such as Likenesses, Landscapes, Cyphers Altars, Urns, Trees, Plats, & c. of which he has a Variety of Patterns.------ Mr. Chilcot has a Daughter who is inimitable in HAIR WORK ; he therefore pre- sumes he can give the greatest Satisfaction, and every Favour will be most gratefully acknowledged. An APPRENTICE wanted ; an ingenious Lad will be taken on reasonable Terms. BATH FIRE- OFFICE. NOTICE is hereby given, that the above Office is kept at the House of WILLIAM KINGSTON, Stationer, in Trim- street, Bath ; where daily Attendance is given for insuring Houses, Goods and Furniture. By Order of the Directors, WILLIAM KINGSTON, Clerk. N. B. Persons already insured in other Offices, may remove into this Office free of all Expences. In case of any loss by Fire, the Insured in this Office will receive Three per Cent, more than from most other Offices of Insurance. ORDERED by this Office, that in cafe any Fire hap- pens, a handsome Gratuity shall be given to the Per- sons who bring the first Engine, and a further Sum, it is sound necessary to work it ; and a proportion- e Reward to every other Engine that shall be af ing ; for which they are to apply at the Office at Ten o'Clock the Thursday following. Notice is hereby given, That there will be a General Meeting of the Co- partners at the Guildhall in the City of Bath, on Tuesday the 13th of April next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, pursuant to the Articles of Copart- nership. NEW and GENUINE MEMOIRS of LLOYD and CHURCHILL, never before Published. On Thursday, April 1, will be Published, Embellished with, 1. A beautiful and striking Likeness of the late Mr. Robert Lloyd, copied from a Draw- ing in the Possession of Mr. John Churchill.— 2. An elegant Engraving of the late Rev. Mr. Charles Churchill.— And, 3. A fine Historical Print. NUMBER IV. of The WESTMINSTER MAGAZINE Or, The PANTHEON of TASTE : For MARCH, 1773. Containing, among a great Variety of other temporary, interesting, and entertaining Articles, AN Account of, and Observations on, Sir John Dalrymple's Second Volume of Memoirs of Great- Britain and Ireland. Lord Bute : A Court Character. Memoirs of Miss H— rt, Mr. Th— le, and Sir E. De— r— ng. Humorous Anecdotes of Dr Goldsmith. State of Dress for the Month. Dr. Smollett's Character of D. Garrick, Esq. On French Politeness. Original Bons Mots. NEW and GEN- UINE MEMOIRS of LLOYD and CHURCHILL, written by a FRIEND of those celebrated Geniuses. Anecdotes of Mr. JAMES BENSLT. A Ramble to St. James's Park. The Scum Patriots : A Sale by Auction, containing a Display of the Parts and Abi- lities of Deputy F— h, the Pestle Patriot, Sir Joseph Mushroom, and Sir Taffy Lewes. Priestcraft Dis- played ; or, A History of the Religious Juggles of Modern Rome. A Defence of Tragi- Comedy, with some Thoughts on the Burlesque. Directions for preserving the Roads. An Academical Character. Conclusion of the Tale of Julia ; or, Adventures of a Curate's Daughter. Affecting Situation of an old Officer and his Children. New Misfortunes. Scenes in a Lock- up- House and in Bow- street.— Anecdotes of Joe. A Visit to Berkley- Square. Picture of a Great Man's Porter. A remarkable Character in- troduced. The Arrival of the young Curate. More Distresses. The young Curate rewarded. A Secret revealed. Descriptions of Domestic Felicity. Debates. Review. The English Theatre, contain- ing a minute Critique upon Alonzo, Alzuma, and She Stoops to Conquer. Account of Foote's Primi- tive Puppet Shew, with its Additions. And Cha- racter of the new Oratory, called the Prodigal Son, & c. Toasts of the Month. And other Original Poetry, with Prologue and Epilogue to Alonzo, Al- zuma, the Mistakes of a Night, and the Prince of Tunis. Domestic Intelligence, & c. London : Printed for W. Goldsmith, No. 14, Pa- ter- noster- Row ; and sold by Richardson and Urqu- hart, at the Royal Exchange, and S. Leacrost, Cha- ring- Cross ; also by Mr. Wilson, Bookseller, York ; Mr. Potts, in Dublin ; and all other Booksellers in Town and Country. BY his Majesty's Letters Patent ( granted to WALTER LEAKE, of the City of London, P. P.) Recommended the Justly Famous PILL, called in the Patent, PILULA SALUTARIA ; and is there pronoun- ced to be a Cure for the SCURVY, RHEUMATISM, and the VENEREAL DISEASE. In 15 Days it gene- rally cures those cruel Disorders ; and where it sails in that Time of perfectly restoring Health, the Patient has the happy Assurance that he or she is at the Eve of being to restored, let the Degree of Malignancy be ever so great. It is an Excellency peculiar to these Pills, to make directly to the complaining Part, and enter into Contest with the offending Matter, which they suddenly dislodge and excell. They are declared by Experience to be a Preserver of Health, as well as a Restorer, by taking only 8 Pills ( as instructed by the Direction Bills) once or twice a Year. In short, the Patentee has this extraordi- nary obligation to them, that whatever he promised himself from them, they were sure to fulfil and exceed, as though impatient of immortal and universal Fame. These PILLS are most worthy a place in the Cabinet of Masters and Captains of Ships ; and the more so, for that they require no Confinement nor Restraint of Diet, will keep good in all Climates any Length of Time, and effect a Cure even when Salivation sails. Sold in Boxes at 2s. 6d. each by Mr. CRUTTWELL, Printer, in Union- Passage, and no other Person in Bath ; Mr. Norris in Taunton ; Mr. Cass in Wells ; Mr, Cass in Bridgewater ; Mr. Crouch, Marlborough; Mr. Bur- rough in Devizes ; Mr. Simpson in Chippenham ; Mr. Cocking, Printer, Bristol ; by the Patentee at his House, No. 16, Bride- Lane, Fleet- street, London ; and may be had of any of the News- carriers. Letters, Post paid, to the Patentee, duly answered. WANTED to PURCHASE, ACOMPACT FREEHOLD ESTATE, either in the County of Somerset, Gloucester, Here- - ford, Wiltshire, or Dorsetshire, from 100l. to 2ool. per Annum. Any Person having such an Estate to dispose of, by applying to BENJAMIN JASON PERROTS, Esq. of Highfield, in the County of Gloucester ; or to Mr. YESCOMBE in Bath, may hear of a Purchaser. BATH, March 29, 1773. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By HILL and BIRCHALL, This present MONDAY, the 29th Instant, between the Hours of 12 and 2 o'Clock, at the Greyhound and Shakespeare in the Market- Place, Bath : ANew- Built FREEHOLD MESSUAGE, Lot 21, situate in the Royal Crescent, in the City of Bath, being part of the Estate of RICHARD UP- TON, a Bankrupt, commanding a fine Prospect of the River Avon, Prior Park, and the different Roads over the Adjacent Hills, & c. Consists of 6 Garrets well Sash'd, 4 Attic Rooms, Drawing Room, and Dressing Room, with a large Bed Recess and light Closet, with fine Oak Floors, two large Parlours with Oak Floors and Marble Chimney Pieces, a spacious Entrance, Stone Stair Case, and Back stairs to the Attic Floor, a large light Kitchen with Dresser and Shelves, Housekeepers Room pro- perly fitted, good Wine Cellar, Servants Hall, Butlers Pantry, and Variety of other Conveniences, Cellars for Coals, and Beer, Wash- House and Scullery, Stable Room for five Horses, Coach House for two Carriages, and a large Coach Yard between the House, and which is a Garden about 200 Feet more or less.— The Coach House and Sables are not quite Finish'd, as also the best Room Chimneys, & c. for which great Allowance is expected to be given to the Purchasers. For further Particulars apply to Messrs. John Harris, Thomas Warr Attwood, and William Birch- all, of Bath, Assignees of the said Bankrupt. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By HILL and B IRCHALL, On Monday the 5th and Tuesday the 6th of April next, ALL the Neat, Genuine, and almost New HOUSHOLD FURNITURE of Mrs. ADAM- SON, ( who is leaving the Town) also her Table, Tea, and ornamental China, & c. at her House in New King- Street, BATH : Consisting of neat, fa- shionable four- post Bedsteads, with Mahogany Posts, and Moreen, Check, and Harrateen Furniture, and Window Curtains to match ; Field and Servants Bedsteads; fine Goose Feather Beds, Blankets, Va- riety of fine Quilts, Matrasses, Wilton and Turkey Carpets, & c. & c. also genteel Cabriole Chairs finished in Nassau Damask, and Brass nil'd Mahogany Back- stool and open- back chairs ; Glasses and Girandoles in burnish'd Gold Frames, Dressing and Sconce Glasses, & c : Mahogany Dining, Card, and Pem- broke Tables, Wardrobes, Chests of Drawers, Co- modes, & c. an Eight Day Clock, Staircase Compass Lanthorns, exceeding good Jack, Coppers, Stafford- shire Ware, with other good and useful Kitchen Furniture. The Whole to be viewed on Friday the 2d and Sa- turday the 3d, and Monday till the Time of Sale, which will begin at Eleven o'Clock. The above Goods are very little worse for wear, not having been in use 3 Years, and extreme- ly well kept.— Catalogues to be had in due Time, at the Parade Coffee- House, the Place of Sale, and at Hill and Birchall's Upholstery Warehouse, Queen- Square— The HOUSE to be Lett. An ENTIRE NEW WORK, To be comprized in only Twenty- Four Numbers, Price Sixpence each Number, making TWO LARGE VOLUMES IN OCTAVO. Next Saturday will be Published, Price 6d. Elegantly printed on a new Type and fine Paper, em- bellished with a Frontispiece, the Whole to be illustra- ted with Variety of elegant Copper- Plates, viz. a complete Set of Maps, with many other beautiful Engravings necessary to illustrate and embellish the Work, NUMBER I. ( to be continued Weekly) of A New and Universal GEOGRA- PHICAL GRAMMAR ; or, A COMPLETE SYSTEM of GEOGRAPHY. Containing the ancient and present State of all the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republicks, in the Known World ; their Dimensions, History, Climate, Soil and Produce, Manufactures, Com- merce, Forces by Sea and Land, Rivers, Cities, curious Structures, Antiquities, Curiosities, & c. the Genius, Lan- guage, Learning, Manners, and Customs of the Inhabi- tants ; and a succinct and easy Introduction to the scien- tific Parts of GEOGRAPHY, explaining the true System of the World ; the Doctrine of the Sphere ; the Figure, Magnitude, and Motion of the Earth ; the Use of the Globes; and the Nature, Use and Construction of Maps and Charts. By E. JONES, Teacher of the Classics and Geo- graphy, at Bromley, in Kent. London : Printed for T. EVANS, at No. 54, Pater- noster Row ; and sold by all other Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland. CONDITIONS. 1. This Work will be elegantly printed, and com- prized in Twenty- Four Numbers, Price Six- pence each Number, making Two large Volumes in Octavo.— 2. If it should exceed Twenty- Four Numbers, the Overplus will be delivered gratis, for which a promissary Note will be given in the First Number.— 3, In the Course of this Work will be given a complete Set of Maps : also a great Variety of elegant Engravings, necessary to illustrate and embellish the Work. 4. The Names of the Sub- scribers will be printed. Number I. may be perused gratis, and returned if not approved. To the PUBLIC. AMONG all the Arts and Sciences that fill the Circle of human Learning, there is not one that has more Claim to our Attention than GEOGRAPHY; a Science that entertains while it instructs, and blends the most pleasing Ideas with the most valuable Acquisitions of Knowledge. If it should be asked wherein we apprehend this Work is superior to the several Geographical Grammars already extant, the Answer is easy : The Picture, of which those Authors delineated the Outlines only, is here completed. The small Compass they were confined to, obliged them to give short, and often imperfect Sketches of the differ- ent Particulars of the terraqueous Globe, leaving the more useful and valuable parts to be described by others,— This we presume will be granted when it is known, that the vast Continent of Africa is confined to less than two Sheets, even in the most comprehensive Geo- graphical Grammar yet printed. We will, however, venture to pronounce this Performance, not only A GEO- GRAPHICAL GRAMMAR, but also, A COMPLETE SYS- TEM or GEOGRAPHY. BATH, TO be LETT or SOLD, a Well- built HOUSE in complete Repair, with three Rooms on the Ground and first Floor, four on the second, and as many Garrets ; Housekeeper's Room, Servant's Hall, good Cellaring, Oven, Brew- House, Coach- House, and Stabling for six Horses.— The House is pleasantly situated on the South Side of Queen- Square, is very lightly tax'd, and may be en- tered upon immediately.— For further Particulars enquire of Mr. FOWELL, Attorney at Law, in Bath. BATH, March 13, 1773. NOTICE is hereby given, THAT a General Meeting of the Commissioners of the Turnpike Roads leading to and from the said City of Bath, will be held at the Guildhall in the said City on Saturday the 3d Day of April next, to Consider of revoking or altering an Order made the 5th Day of December last, for making a New Road thro' the Carpenter's Yard above the An- gel, and thro' the Hayes up to Holloway Turnpike ; and to receive the Report of the Committee ap- pointed for that Purpose ; and on other special Matters. CHAPMAN, Clerk to the Commissioners. To be LETT, HAZELL- PARK FARM, in the Parish of Chewton - Mendip, near Compton - Martin ; containing about 200 Acres of Pasture and Arable Land, lying altogether ( having no other Land be- twixts it) chiefly bounded with a good Stone Wall, with an unlimited Right of Common upon Mendip, with a new- built convenient Dwelling- house, Dairy- house, Barn, Stables, Out- houses, & c. having two Lime Kilns and Stone on the Premises, distant about four Miles from the Coal Pits, eleven from Bristol, six from Wells, and six from Axbridge.— For fur- ther Particulars enquire of Edward Whatley, Esq. in Bristol ; Mr. Edward Mitchell, in Corsham, Wilts ; Mr. Tho. Webb, in Keynsham ; or of Mr. Thomas Cox at Compton- Martin, who will shew the Pre- mises. N. B. A good Tenant will meet with proper En- couragement. SATURDAY'S POST. LONDON, March 25. An Authentic Account of Yesterday's DEBATE in the HOUSE of COMMONS. ABOUT two o'clock the Speaker took the chair, and the House proceeded to busi- ness.— A Member asked leave to present a petition from Major Rogers, who, he said, was an unfortunate man involved in debt, who had performed some great services to the na- tion, and had a demand upon the Treasury. Lord North said, he had no authority on the part of the Crown to assent to the petition being brought up ; that he believed Major Rogers had done some service, and that he was in debt. His Lordship said, that after repeated applications, the Treasury had granted him a considerable sum of money, which, from an account delivered since and from the information they had received, they could not justify.— The petition was not presented. About half past three Mr. Alderman Harley pre- sented to the House the report of the Secret Com- mittee. The Clerk was till a quarter past five reading it through. After which Sir Edward Ast- ley moved, that the report be printed. A little debate ensued. No one opposed the motion but Mr. Jenkinson ; and Lord North declared, that he thought it would be less public by being published by order of the House, than not, as appeared from other reports printed, which had gone abroad ; but that pirated accounts would be got at, if possible, and unhappily ( said his Lordship laughing) we cannot prevent the printers from obtaining them, by some means or other. Lord Clive, in a few words, observed, that he never heard of the Mottut tax till last summer, when he read it in a news- paper in Shropshire, tho' he was accused in the report of establishing it. He declared that Mr. Wilkes, the evidence, was par- tial, and sometimes false, and was employed by the India Company to throw dirt on the servants abroad, in order to lessen the burden of the Di- rectors at home. Mr. Sykes attempted to exculpate himself, but could not. He declared the Mottut did not con- stitute a farthing of his fortune, for he employed it to support his dignity in India. Governor Johnstone was entering with great spirit and freedom into the conduct of the delinquents, but was interrupted by Mr. H. Cavendish, who called to order, as they had no motion to debate upon, and it was disorderly. Mr. Hussey then made a motion, that instructions be given to the Select Committee, for enquiring in- to the conduct of the Directors, and to see if no association had been entered into for the purpose of selling and transferring India stock. Mr. Sulivan and Mr. Purling agreed to it, and after some little alteration it passed. The House adjourned about a quarter past six. Yesterday afternoon, about two o'clock, died, at his house in Hertford- street, May- Fair, the Right Hon. Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chester- field. He was born Sep. 22, 1695, and succeeded his father the 27th of January 1725- 6, elected Knight of the Garter May 18, 1730, and soon after made Lord Steward of his Majesty's Houshold, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States- General, and Lord- Lieutenant of Ire- land in the year 1745. On the 15th of September 1733, he married Lady Milesina, Countess of' Walsingham.— His title descends to Master Philip Stanhope, a minor, about eighteen years of age, now at Leipsic university.— General Sir Charles Hotham, and Beaumont Hotham, Esq. Member in Parliament for Wigan in Lancashire, are his Executors. The master of a vessel arrived from the West In- dies says, that the ship Goldsbury, Capt. Tyler, from New England, has been sunk by a Spanish man of war off the Havanna. The crew were saved. Three men of war and two frigates, together with a regiment of soldiers, are ordered to sail im- mediately for Jamaica. There are letters in town from St, Vincent's which mention that a party of infantry, under the, command of Capt. Irwin, had come up with about an hundred of the armed Caribbs, headed by a de- serter from the 6th regiment, when after a smart engagement, which lasted near an hour, the Caribbs were dispersed, and their ringleader taken, who was immediately put in irons and sent under a strong guard to the head- quarters. Lieut. Col. Walsh was killed by his rashness, in going out to reconnoitre with a party of six men on- ly, and keeping considerably a- head of his men, notwithstanding he was remarkably near- sighted,— Major Mackenzie succeeds Lieut. Col. Walsh in the 31st regiment of foot at St. Vincent's. Yesterday evening there was a numerous meeting of the Freeholders of the county of Huntingdon, at the Buffalo tavern, Bloomsbury, when a Gentle- man proposed that a similar engagement to that proposed by the late Common Hall, for shortening the duration of Parliament, should subscribed by the Candidates at the next election, which was unanimously approved of. An honest American, lately arrived from New York, enquiring of a gentleman in the House of Commons which was Lord North, on being shewn him he exclaimed, " stood G— ! what a face! the features of it look as if they had been thrown together by an earthquake." We are assured that the following article is alrea- dy entered in the city accounts by order of the Lord Mayor : " Twenty- one pounds paid to the " Attorney General, Edward Thurlow, Esq. for " his opinion that the city remonstrance was a " LIBEL." It is reported that an additional tax will be laid, during this session of Parliament, on all plate for use ; but that dealers in the said article, will not be affected by the above tax. Yesterday a battle was fought for 40 guineas on Kennington Common, between one Lipscombe, a journeyman cabinet- maker in Whitechapel, and a waterman of Horsley down ; when after a contest of seventeen minutes, the latter received a blow on the temple, which killed him on the spot. A few days since died raving mad, occasioned by the bite of a mad dog, the only daughter of Mr. Jewel, a farmer of Iver, Bucks. On Thursday at York, came on, before the Hon. Sir Henry Gould, Knt. and a special jury, the great cause between Daniel Lascelles Esq. plain- tiff, and the Earl of Egremont defendant, con- cerning the right to the soil and royalties of Folli- foot Moor, directed in the inclosure act of Parlia- ment to be tried, The jury found a verdict for the plaintiff. Sunday evening as Mr. Hind, one of the King's messengers, was on his way to Charleton in Wilts, the seat of Lord Suffolk, one of his Majesty's prin- cipal Secretaries of State, with packet of dis- patches for Lordship, he was set upon by three footpads on Salt Hill, who robbed him of his gold watch and ten guineas ; and also a lady who was with him in the chaise, of two guineas, with which they got clear off ; but it seems one of the fellows was so terrified at Mr. Hind's telling him, That he would certainly be hanged, for he was one of the King's messengers," that he went yesterday morning to Sir John Fielding's and turned evidence against his accomplices, who were taken and committed to Newgate. Monday upwards of 1000 Stocking- makers as- sembled together, and went to the house of Mr. Simpson. Hosier, in the Market- place at Leicester, where they demanded a machine for making stock- ings, which Mr. Simpson had in his possession. After much altercation, Mr. Simpson, to save his house and property from being destroyed, gave up the frame to the resentment of the Stocking- makers, who carried it in triumph along the public streets, after which they totally destroyed it, and every one went home. The above machine had only three motions, weighed about 25lb. and worked one third quicker, which was the sole reason of the Stocking makers destroying it, as work would be more scarce, and at this time hundreds are unem- ployed. A great house in Dublin is said to have stopt pay- ment. Yesterday thirteen Commissions of Bankrupts passed the Great Seal. Early yesterday morning a gentleman with a sword lying by him was found barbarously murdered in a ditch in St. George's Fields ; he was almost stripped naked, and no money found about him. This morning a Milkman was found lying by his pails, near Cow's Farm, Holloway, with his throat cut : His pockets were rifled. Yesterday morning, about five o'clock, one Mr. Nixon, an attorney, in Joiner- street, Southwark, was found drowned near Executioh- dock. It seems he has for some time been delirious, owing to ex- treme poverty, notwithstanding his having rich re- lations in Berkshire. On Thursday se'nnight was buried in All Saints church- yard, in Leicester, the body of Thomas Cartwright. aged 24 years. It is remarkable he measured only 36 inches high, and had never any teeth. Prices of GRAIN at the Corn- Exchange, London. Per Quarter. Per Quarter. Wheat - - - 48 to 55s Beans - 27 to 35s Barley - - - 26 to 31s Tares - - - 24 to 33s Rye - -- 31 to 34s Per Sack. Oats - - - 15 to I8S Finest Flour - - - 43s Brown Malt 33 to 36s Second Sort - - - 40s Pale Malt - - 34 to 38s Third Sort - -- 37S Pease - - - 40 to 42s Per Last. Hog Pease - 33 to 36s Rape Seed - - 40s Prices of Corn ( per Qr.) at the following Places. Warminster Reading. Newbury, Wheat 57s to 69s 60s to 67s 53s to 66s Barley 32s to 36s 32s to 36s 32s to 37s Oats 22s to 25s 21S to 24s 21S to 26s Beans 42s to 52S 39s to 40s 41s to 44s H. BATH. PETTINGAL, At his WARE- HOUSE On the North- Parade and in Pierpoint- Street, Begs Leave to Acquaint The Nobility, Gentry, and the Public in General, That THIS DAY he will OPEN HIS NEW ASSORTMENT of all KINDS of SILKS, That are NEW and ELEGANT, For this SEASON, Which will be warranted New, of the best Fabric, and at the most Reasonable Prices. The Remaining Part of the last Year's STOCK, will be Sold much under Prime- Cost. Great Variety of POINT, BATH, BRUSSELS, and MECHLIN LACES and LAPPETS. This Day is Published, Price 5s. Dedicated to Lord Viscount BATEMAN, ATREATISE on the ART of DECYPHER- ING, and of Writing in CYPHER. By PHILIP THICKNESSE. With an harmonic Alphabet, by the Use of which, the Words of a Song may be conveyed by the Notes, or any Correspondence carried on by musical Com- positions only. London : Printed for W. BROWN, the Corner of Essex- street, in the Strand ; and Sold by Mr. FRE- DERICK, Bookseller, in Bath. The Reader is desired to correct the great Blunder made in the above AdvertisementlastWeek, Bath Chalybeate Water for Consumptions. THE Expence of drinking which, at the BAGA- TELLE, near Bath, will be Five Guineas each : As yet it has not failed of a Cure in one Month, or thereabout. No Expence will attend drinking the Water, if the Case is incurable : In other Cases, such as Scurvy, Relaxations, and Obstructions, the drinking the Water will be by Subscription, as usual. The above BAGATELLE will be Sold the 20th of April, by Auction, if not sold by private Contract before.— It is a Leasehold Estate, 76 Years unex- pired. It is lett for 1001. per Annum, on a Lease of 21 Years, of which 18 are unexpired.— For Parti- culars enquire at the BAGATILLe, which is kept on as usual. To be LETT or SOLD immediately, ADWELLING- HOUSE, situate on the South Side of King's- Mead- Square, Bath ; consisting of two Rooms on a Floor, with all other Conveni- ences fit for a private Family ; with a Garden be- hind the same, has a Back- Door into King's- Mead, and commands a pleasing View of the River and the adjacent Country. F01 Particulars enquire of Mrs. Tyndale, Bel- mont- Row. To be LETT immediately, A Largeand Commodious HOUSE in Westgate- Street, BATH, having all Con- veniences, now in Possession of Mr. Durham. And also, a HOUSE, with a large Garden adjoin- ing, having a good Wall for Fruit, situate at the Entrance into Bath- Easton ; and, if desired, an Or- chard in good Proof will be Lett with it. For Particulars enquire of Thomas Harford, Attorney, Green- Street, Bath. To be SO L D, ALL that MESSUAGE or TENEMENT situ- ate on the Burrough Walls, next the Market- Place, BAtH, now in Possession of Mr. Cridland, Poulterer.— The Premises are Leasehold, being held under the Corporation of the said City, for a Term of 99 Years, ( determinable with three good Lives) subject to a Chief Rent of 10s. per Annum. Further Particulars may be had of Mr. John Parker, at the Sign of the Squirrel, opposite the Premises. of To be SOLD, ACOPYHOLD ESTATE, in the Parish ENGLISHCOMBE, two Miles from Bath, con- sisting of a New- built Sash- fronted HOUSE, two Rooms on a Floor, a convenient Kitchen and Cellar, a Brew- house, a large Piece of Garden Ground, a Stable for six Horses, with a perpetual Supply of Soft Water, with 34 Acres of Arable, Pasture and Wood Lands, most part Contiguous.— The House is erected on part of the Premises, and situated near the great Road leading from Bath to Wells.— For Particulars enquire of Mr. Thomas Newman, at the said House, who will shew the Premises. Likewise to be SOLD or LETT Immediately, A FEE- FARM ESTATE, in the Parish of Wid- comb, near Bath, consisting of two New- built Sash- fronted Houses, two Rooms on a Floor, with con- venient Closets, good Kitchens and Cellars, with cither Out- Offices, with a constant supply of Soft Water.— For Particulars enquire of Mrs. Smith, at the next House, or Mr. Newman aforesaid. To be SOLD by AUCTION, To- Morrow, being Tuesday the 30th of March Instant, at the George- Inn in Beckington, in the County of Somerset, ABOUT 17 ACRES of ARABLE and PASTURE GROUND, Part lying in Beckington, and Part in Standerwick ; now in the Tenure of John Gibbs, of Standerwick aforesaid.— The above is Freehold. Also to be SOLD the same Day, About Sixteen Acres of Exceeding Good PASTURE GROUND, all situate together in Beckington, and now in the Tenure of Geo. Kemp of that Place.— This is Leasehold, and has near 800 Years to come thereon. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Wm. Hay- ward, of Beckington, who will shew the Premises. The Sale to begin at Twelve o'Clock. WILLIAM STOCKMAN, ( for above Twelve Years past Writing Clerk to most of the Eminent Attorneys of this City.) BEGS Leave to acquaint the Gentlemen of the Law, and others ( both in Town and Country) that being now settled in his New House known by the LEBECK, on the Burrough- Walls, next the Market- Place, BATH, ( where is retailed neat Wines, Brandy, Rum, & c.) he continues his Office for the copying and ingrossing Deeds and Writings, receiv- ing and collecting of Rents, letting of Houses, & c. upon the same Terms as usual. Those Gentlemen who may be pleased to intrust him with their Business, in Preference to any other Writer, may depend on having the same executed with the greatest Punctuality and Dispatch. N. B. Such Persons who may chuse to correspond with him, or leave any Particulars of Enquiry to be made at his House, may be assured that the strictest Regard and Attention will always be paid to the same, and their Favours thankfully acknowledged Letters ( Pod paid) duly answered. To be SOL D by AUCTION, By Mr. EVATT, On Tuesday the 3oth Instant, and the Four following Days, at his Ware Rooms in Westgate- street, ALARGE and FRESH STOCK of HOSIERY, CUTLERY, and FANCY GOODS, consist- ing of several Hundred Pair of Silk, Worded, Cot- ton and Thread Hose, Breeches. Pieces, and other Hosiery Goods ; great variety of gilt Tortoise shell Paper and Enamel'd Snuff Boxes, ditto Tooth- Pick Cases and Smelling Bottles ; Gilt and Steel Ladies and Gentlemens Watch Chains and Trinkets of vari- ous Kinds ; Enamel'd Paper and Japan'd Quadrille Pools ; Gold Enamel'd Lockets ; Silver and Gilt Fillagree Goods of various Sorts ; Gold and Gilt Sleeve Buttons and Studs ; fine Pen Knives, Fruit Knives and Razors; Ivory Smelling Bottles, Eggs ; Instrument Pocket Books, and great variety of other Articles.- The Auction of Hosiery will be on Tuesday and every other Day, and the other Goods the Days between. N. B. The Goods to be view'd each Morning of the Sale, which will begin at 11 o'Clock and continue till Two, and at Four in the Afternoon and finish at Nine.— Any Article will be Sold by Private Contrast at the Time of Viewing, much under Prime Cost. A HOUSE to be LETT, Genteely Furnish'd, the third Door on ST. JAMES'S- PARADE, enquire of Mr. EVATT. BATH, March 29, 1773. GEORGE BUTLER, ( From the POST- OFFICE) BEGS Leave to inform the Public in general, and his Friends in particular, that he has this Day open'd a SHOP next Door to Mr. PALMER'S, Silk- Mercer, in UNION- PASSAGE, in the Woollen- Drapery and Mercery Branches. Where he hopes for their Encouragement, as it will ever be his Study to serve them with the strictest Honour, and on the Lowest Terms. Having bought his Goods in with Ready Money, he is enabled to Sell them at the fol- ing Low Prices : The very best Superfines, - 15s. per Yard ; Ditto, in Grain, - - - And other Goods proportionally cheap. AS it has been maliciously insinuated ( no doubt to answer some sinister Purpose) that my Goods are Part of Mr. Creaser's Stock, now selling off ; and by others, that I have them from London, from tile Assignees of a Bankrupt upon Commission ; in my own Judication I think it incumbent upon me to assure my Friends and the Public, that I am riot in Connection with any Person, that my Goods are bought in the common Course of Trade, and, I flatter myself, they need but be seen to be approved of: Nor is my offering the very best Superfine Broad Cloths for 15s. and in Grain for 18s. by any Means intended as an Opposition to Mr. Creaser's Sale, or any other Person whatever ; as I am well convinced, from the Correspondence which I have fixed in Trade, I shall be always able to render them at the same Prices. To be SOLD by AUCTION, In Lots, on Friday the 23d of April next, at the George Inn,- at Wells, in the County of Somerset, THE- REVERSION in FEE of several- ESTATES, now held for Terms of Years de- terminable with Lives, situate at Avalcombe and Pen, in the Parish of St. Cuthberts, in Wells, aforesaid. Also, on Saturday the 24th, at the George Inn, at laddie, in the Parish of Downhead, in the said County, The REVERSION in F E E of several other ESTATES, held for Terms of Years, determinable with Lives, situate at Taddle aforesaid. The Sale to begin each Day at 11 o'Clock. For Particulars enquire of Mr. Miles, Attorney, at Stone- Easton ; or Zachary Bayly, Esq. at Wells. BATH, March 29, 1773. SILK MANUFACTORY, At the PEACOCK in UNION- PASSAGE, leading from Stall- Street to the Cross- Bath. ROE PALMER, WEAVER and MERCER, begs Leave to inform the LADIES, that he has this Morning open'd for SALE, an ex- ceeding Large and Elegant ASSORTMENT of the Newest and most Fashionable SPRING SILKS. He has also on SALE, a Quantity of SILKS, which, not being perfectly Fashionable, will be Sold on very Low Terms. BLACK SILKS of the very bed Manufacture, re- markable for their Colour and Wear. TRIMMINGS, Ready- made, to match al- most any Pattern or Colour, and at the London Prices. M O N D A Y's POST From the LONDON GAZETTE. ST. JAMES'S, March 26. HIS day the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, attended by Mr. Alderman Bull, Sir Wat- kin Lewes, one of the Sheriffs, and eight of the Livery of the City of London, waited on his Majesty with the Petition and Remon- strance, which was read by John Glyn, Esq. recorder To which Petition, and Remonstrance, his Majesty returned the following Answer: IHave the satisfaction to think, that ray people do hot doubt of my readiness to attend to their complaints, or of my ardent desire to promote their real happiness ; which I cannot more effectually do, than by refilling every Attempt to sow groundless Jealousies among them. Your petition is so void of foundation, and is, besides, conceived in such dis- respectful terms, that I am convinced you do not yourselves seriously imagine it can be complied with. [ The. King was attended by a numerous Court, and seemed very chearful ; and before the Citizens were introduced to his Majesty, they were given to understand, that on such an Occasion as the pre- sent, they were not to expect to kiss Hand.] the King's LONDON, March 27. Yesterday the corn- bill was moved to be recom- mitted in the House of Commons, on which a short debate ensued.— Mr. E. Burke said, Have we not had a mock enquiry ? Have we not pretended to do what we knew we could not? It was impossible we could lower the high price of provisions ; and, I repeat it again, that it is impolitic and unjust to flat- ter the people ; Of all systems it is the worst, al- though it has been the practice of late years, I wish this House to act with firmness and consistency. We are not to consult popular prejudices without doors. The multitude are incapable of judging from their ignorance : Let us not deceive them, but meet them upon fair and honest ground. Bravely oppose their passions, and tell them WE CANNOT RELIEVE YOU ; that we cannot alter the decrees of Providence not- withstanding you have been told the contrary in a cajoling speech from the throne. This would be a fair and open part, worthy of us to act ; the other is a crooked system which will ever return to its au- thors. Petitions, I allow, have been presented to us from large manufacturing towns and cities. What then ! are they capable of instructing the landed gentlemen ? No ! they know how to eat, but they do not know how to raise corn. The city of London have also petitioned us ; and I do not mean to flatter them : How should they know about corn? They, who do hot know but crammed fowls drop down from the sky. They may know the prices of iron and linen, but they should never pretend to prescribe prices to the far- mer. Shall men, who are continually gorging re- commend an oeconomical and frugal manner of liv- ing to the farmer ? Shall their ignorance instruct the landed interest ? for ignorant they are, arid igno- rance will always be found in large cities. Let us pot regulate our conduct within by the voice with- out. I advise the Minister to oppose popular ap- plause in this instance, and not because I would have him unpopular, for I recommend to him what I would follow myself. I advise him to act with in- trepidity, and by no means flatter the people. He will then be supported with dignity, and be able to command it. Without it he will fink into con tempt, disgrace and infamy. Once more, I inform you, that I oppose the recommitment, not from the goodness of the bill, but for its approaching to the ancient corn laws. On the question being put, the recommitment was rejected without a division. We hear the French have demanded to march a body of troops, consisting of 60,000 men, through the Hanoverian dominions, which they give out are to assist the Swedes, in cafe Swedish Pomerania should be attacked, as it is apprehended ; but the query is by whom ? not by Denmark, it is evident as they have disarmed their fleets ; nor surely by the King of Prussia, as he would hardly strive to annoy and injure his own nephew, whom he himself has made despotic ; therefore this great army of the French will be destined ! for another and more mate- rial purpose ; and it is reported, with much confi- dence, by the ablest connoiseurs in the political world, that there is an alliance formed between the French and us, to which Spain, Holland and Sar- dinia will accede ; that these troops are designed to defend the Hanoverian dominions, if his Prussian Majesty should keep his word and invade them, as he has threatened ; that they are to be joined by the Hanoverians and 20,000 Saxon troops, which his most Christian Majesty has some time since taken into his pay, all which, when united, will form an army of 100,000 men and upwards ; that these forces are further to act offensively upon another oc- casion ; that those Poles who are free from the iron rod of the three enslaving powers, are to come over to them, & c. & c. that in consequence, and for sup- port of those measures, there is a large combined fleet of the maritime powers to appear in the Medi- terranean. To restore Poland is not the least ob- ject of those mighty preparations, we may be as- sured, however specious other pretexts may seem. The late Earl of Chesterfield, convinced by ex- perience of the fatal consequences attendant on gaming, has left his valuable estate to his nephew, now abroad, under certain severe restrictions ; a- mong many others equally prudent is the following : —" That he never be seen at Newmarket during any of the meetings, under the penalty of 50001. and that he forfeit the sum of 50001. for any sum of 1001. lost by him at any sport or game at White's, Arthur's, Boodle's, & c." His Lord- ship empowers, by this his last testament, the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury to sue for and recover the forfeited sums aforesaid, and to appropriate them to the sole use of that church A gentleman just arrived from Barbadoes says that the night before he left that island, Mr. Ros- tin, a merchant of that place, and his family, were inhumanly murdered by two negroe slaves, who lived in the house. The Bill for the better support of poor persons under certain circumstances, was yesterday rejected in the Upper Assembly, on a division 55 ; against 6. On Wednesday came on to be tried, at Bury St. Edmund's, in Suffolk, a Cause wherein Samuel Berry, of Beccles, in the said county, was Plaintiff, and a Gentleman of Fortune, Defendant. The Action was brought for a forcible entry into the plaintiff's house in the night time ( he being then from home,) with an intent to debauch his daughter. The Jury found a verdict for the Plaintiff, and gave him 2001. damages, M. de Savigny, First President of the Parlia- ment and Intendant of Paris, has fallen on a most useful establishment, which is to prevent begging and strolling ; in order to this he ordered all vaga- bonds to be taken up, and disposed them in certain districts for the present, where they are fed at the expence of the King. Out of these are to be chosen such as are able, to mend the highways, or do any other work about which they shall be set. STOCKS. Bank Stock, 143 1- 4th. India ditto 155. Sonth- Sea ditto, 94. 3 per Cent. Bank Redu- ced, 87 1- half. 3 1- half per Cent, ditto, 1758, 88 3- 4ths, 4. per Cent. Con. —. 3 per Cent. South- Sea Old Ann. 853- 4ths. New Ditto Ann. 8 5 3- 4ths 3 per Cent. 1751, 84 3- 4ths. Ditto India Ann. —. Long Ann. 25 5- 8ths. India Bond, 4s. pr. BANKRUPTS. John Turnbull, of Westminster Taylor.— Joseph Henry De Colomier, of Gerard- street St. Ann's Soho, Haberdasber- Milliner.— Martin Hoath of St. Mary Cray, in Kent, Shopkeeper.— Benjamin Symonds, of Essex- street in the Strand, Wine- Merchant. William Cooper and Edward Worth, of Whitecross- street, Starch- makers.— Edward Cornwall, of Letch- lade in Gloucestershire, Grocer— Richard Newhouse, of Middle- Row, Holborn, Dealer— Michael Greenhow and James Scholfield, of Newcastle, upon Tyue, Mer- chants. BATH, March 29. For the MASTER of the CEREMONIES, at the NEW ASSEMBLY- ROOMS, on MONDAY the 12th of April ( instead of Monday the 5th, as mention'd in the last Paper by Mistake) A BALL Tickets to be had of Mr. WADE, in Edgar- Buildings; at the New- Rooms, Gyde's, Booksellers, and Coffee- Horses, as usual. Arrived here, Sir Robert Ladbroke and 3 Misses, - Sir George Glyn and Lady, Sir William St. Quintin, Judge Aston, Bishop of Durham and Lady, Lady Vane, Lady Sophia Egerton, Rev. Dr. Jaques, Rev. Dr.. Wills, Rev. Mr. Smith, Rev. Mr. Penny, Mr. and Mrs.. Harrison,, Mr. Mrs. and Miss Ramsay, Mr. and Mrs. Maltby, Mr, and Mrs. Wheatley, Mr. and Mrs. Price, Mr. and Mrs. Brockburst, Mr and Mrs. Kirby, Mr. Walker, Mr. White, Mr. Waring, Mr. Phipps, Mr. Mortimer, Mr. and Miss Hubbald, Mr. Bragg, Mr. and Miss Escott, Mr. Mr, J. Grenville, Mr. Gould, Mr. Osborne, 2 Mr. Tylers, Mr. Nourse, Mr, Clarke, Mr. Brochas, Mis Hunter, Mrs. and Miss Buckley, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Tucker, Mrs. Lisle, Mrs. Mor- timer, Mrs. and Mil's Dolphin, Mrs. Willis, Miss Foxley, Miss Walker, Miss Knight, & c. & c. Saturday was married at St. Michael's Church, Mr. John Roubel, Jeweller, to Mrs. Elizabeth Ken- nedy, of this city. Tuesday died, of a paralytic stroke, Mr. Lau- rence, watch- maker, and one of the Common- council of this city. Wednesday died Mr. Joseph Windsor, at_ the Angel Inn, near the Bridge, We hear, at the Theatre- Royal To- morrow will) be perform'd King Lear, with a new comic opera of two acts ( never perform'd there) call'd The Wedding Ring,— Thursday, a new tragedy ( never perform'd there) call'd Alonzo, and the Wedding Ring Satur- d- ay, Alonzo, with entertainments.— New Feats of activity each night on the Tight Rope, by Signor Ferci, being the last week of his performing here. Saturday afternoon the Poor- house at Bathwick was consumed by fire, occasioned by the flames from the chimney communicating to the thatch. A few days since was killed a cow belonging to Farmer Collett, of the parish of Melksham, Wilts, supposed to be with calf, but on opening it there were found on one kidney 5 score and 4lb. of Fat. Friday night or early Saturday morning the house of Dr. Jennings, in King's- mead- square, was broke open and robb'd of a silver candlestick, and several other valuable articles. Last Week a Girl, who lived at Service in Bristol, took Lodgings in Queen- street, in that city, and be- ing very ill sent for her Mother from Brislington to come and see her. The old woman from symptoms suspected her being pregnant, and charged her with it, but die absolutely denied it, declaring her Com- plaint to be the Cholic.— However, in the Absence of her Mother last Saturday die was secretly deli- vered of a Child, which the Mother being suspici- ous of, on her Return examined and found a fine Male Child dead, which it is imagined she smo- ther'd.— A Coroner's Inquest was taken on the body that evening, and they brought in their Verdict wil- ful murder against the Girl, who is committed to Newgate. We are desired to caution the public against being imposed upon by a tall, thin, impudent, ill- looking fellow, one Tho Woodham of Marshfield in Glocester- shire. He goes about the country with a petition for charity, on account of losses he pretends to have sus- tained by the fire that lately happened at that town. Tis true, the house he lived in was burnt ; but ' tis equally true the damage he sustained thereby did not in the whole amount to the value of five shillings. At the adjournment of the Quarter- sessions in Bris- tol on Wednesday lad, Margaret Curtis, for deal- ing a coat ; Ann Ashford, for stealing a brass ket- tle, and John Hicks, for defrauding Mr. Arthur Palmer of 91b. of tea, were sentenced to be trans- ported for seven years. Just arrived from London, with Submission to the Curious, the SO- MUCH FAMED ENGLISH HUSSAR intends to display his unparalleled Exhi- bition in the Great Room at the QUEEN'S- HEAD in CHEAP- STREET, with Variations, this present Mon- day Morning, and To- Morrow and Wednesday Mornings, at Twelve o'Clock. His Performance consists of Mathematical, Philo- sophical, and uncommon Deceptions. He will per- form his Card Deceptions with any Pack he never saw or handled before : Not like other Tricks, which ( when made known) prove to be simple and insig- nificant ; for the Hussar generously explains the Na- ture of his Feats, at the Time of performing them : And even then allowed, by the mod principal Judg- es, to be astonishing. He had the Honour to exhibit before their Majesties and the red of the Royal Fa- mily, the Marquis of Granby, General Paoli, and Numbers of the Nobility of this Kingdom ; and will forfeit one Hundred Guineas to any Person that shall do the like, upon his Principles. He has received a Premium from the Society of Arts, for an Invention of his own in the Art of Gunnery, which far ex- ceeds any Thing ever known in Great Britain. The Hussar will allow any Person in Company to load a Gun or Pistol with Powder and Ball themselves, and fire it at him ; when he will receive the Ball on the Point of a Knife or Sword, and shew it to the Spec- tators instantly. This he does without either Coat of Mail or Armour on his Body for a Defence, or any Confederacy whatsoever, or the lead alarm to the Ladies. idly. He will give a Specimen of the Act of telling any Person's Thoughts in Company, with- out Figures. He likewise commands a Pack of Cards to walk one by one after him till all be called for. — Those Ladies and Gentlemen, that please to ho- nor him with their Company, will be entertained with above three Hundred other Deceptions, equally surprizing, in the Act of Conveying Money, Cards, live Birds, & c.— The Audience will likewise be en- tertained with several other Performances too tedious to mention ; with proper Music and Decorations. To which will be added, The EXHIBITION of BEES, by the Sieur REA. REA with uncommon Art and matchless Skill Commands those Insects, who obey his Will. With Bees all other cruel Means employ, They take the Honey and the Bees destroy. But he instructs us with ingenious Ease, To take the Honey, and preserve the Bees. 1st. He commands the Bees out of the Hive into his Hat, or any other Persons in Company, if de- sired.— 2d. He causes the Bees to leave the Hat and hang upon his naked Arm, representing a Swarm of Bees on the Bough of a Tree.— 3d. He removes the whole Swarm from his Arm to his naked Head and Face in a mod extraordinary Manner, so as to form a Beard or Helmet.— 4th. Ho makes them march over the Table at the Word of Command, and what is most surprising, he: will make any other Person's Bees tame in a Quarter of an Hour, and exhibit the above Performances with them, if desired.— Tickets for the Exhibition to be had at the Place of Perfor- mance.— Admittance for Ladies and Gentlemen 2s. Servants and Children Half price.
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