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Berrow's Worcester Journal

22/02/1770

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Date of Article: 22/02/1770
Printer / Publisher: H. Berrow 
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SATURDAY'S POST. COUNTRY NEWS. Salisbury, February 1 2. ON Wednesday Morning the Parish Church of Fording- bridge, Hants, was much da- maged by a Tornado, which entirely stripped the Lead off the North Side of the Roof of the middle Isle, from the Tower even to the West Door; the Gust of Wind was so furious that the Sheets of Lead, weighing in the Whole upwards of two Tons, were many of them rant like Paper, and all carried away with great Vilocity entirely over the said Roof, and falling on the opposite Side, car- ried with it several Yards of the Parapet Wall, many large Stones of which were thrown over into the South Side of the Church Yard. LONDON, February 15. The Reports of an approaching War are now stronger than ever, and we are well assured that Orders are sent to Portsmouth and Ply- mouth for fitting out several Men of War. The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have also given Notice to the Commissioners of the Victualling- Office, that Provisions will be wanted for several capital Ships of War which are speedily to be fitted out at Portsmouth and Plymouth. And We are informed, that Orders are dispatched to the recruiting Parties in the different Parts of England, with Instructions for advancing the Bounty- Money, in order to excite the Country People with a greater Emulation to inlist. Accounts from Cadiz, Ferrol, and Cartha- gena, mention that Orders have been sent from the Court of Madrid to sit out all the Men of War in those Harbours with the utmost Expe- dition, and that like Instructions had been dis- patched to Corunna, Barcelona, and Malaga. An additional Tax is laid in France on all Pensions and Gratifications, and a Plan of the strictest CEconomy adopted in every Depart- ment of the Government and Finances. Letters from Leghorn affirm, that it is gene- rally expected there that the Dey of Algiers will declare War against the Grand Signor. The French Ambassador at Constantinople narrowly escaped with his Life, being attacked by the Populace, who cried out, Kill him, kill him, he is the Source of all our Misfortunes. Capt. Bennet, of the AEolus, lately arrived from Tripoli, is shortly to proceed on another Voyage with Presents from his Britannic Ma- jesty to the Emperor of Morocco, This Morning General Paoli received some Dispatches from the Continent, the Contents of which he soon after communicated to a cer- tain Nobleman who has interested himself greatly in his Behalf. We are informed from pretty good Autho- rity that the Parliament will be prorogued the latter End of next Month. We hear that a certain Great Personage is de- termined for the future to be entirely his own Minister. It is said that the Question, whether the Non- Appearance of a Person on an Order for At- tendance by a certain A y, will justify the issuing a Warrant for his Apprehension, will be agitated in a few Days in a certain Society. The Question, Whether the present V— roy of I d should continue in his Station? we hear was lately debated in the P- y C l, when the late Premier urged, That they might fix on a Person of greater Abilities, but they never could have a Servant that would more implicitly obey the Dictums of M y. This Argument prevailed, and he is to be further continued in Office. We hear a certain Colonel ( Col. G.) who has lately resigned his Employments, was dis- gusted at not being appointed to the Post of Vice Chamberlain. In a Conference the other Day, between a Great Personage and a Noble Duke ( D. of N.) the latter gave as his Reason for joining the Opposition. that amidst the late Changes he found himself disappointed in his Hopes of being thought of for some Post; the former re- plied to him, " You know, my Lord, when I created you a Duke, you gave me your Word and Honour that you would never solicit for any public Employment." A noble patriotic Lord ( Lord S.) in a Letter to Mr. M. his Friend, within these few Days, fays as fellows : " As I know you have a Wish to be in Parliament, I have now an Opportunity of helping " you to a Seat ( Westbury) without any Expence to you, on Condition that you give me your Word and Honour to vote ac- cording to your Conscience." A patriotic Earl ( Lord C.) took Occasion on Monday last, to compare Administration with the Millers of Gallies, who not only inflicted the severest Hardship on their Slaves, but made it a Matter of Wonder that their Chains should rattle. We hear that the Hon. Thomas Robinson, Esq Son of Lord Grantham, is appointed Vice- Chamberlain to his Majesty, in the Room of Lord Villers, now Earl of Jersey ( not one of the Joint ViceTreasurers as mentioned before); and Yesterday he appeared at Court in that Station. The Terms proposed for a Coalition seemed for some Time agreeable to both Parties, and it was generally believed last Week amongst the Intelligent at the West End of the Town, that it would speedily take Place ; but when the Minority found the min l Party give Way to almost every Term they proposed, they went such Lengths in their Demands, that they met with some Refusals, which have broke off the Négociation for the present; in consequence whereof the Debates took Place in a certain H— e on Monday, the Truce in that respect being dissolved. It is said that fresh Overtures have been made to the M - of G , but were rejected. It is said, that his Grace the Duke of Graf- ton has, since his Resignation of the Poll of First Lord of the Treasury, actually refused a Pension of 4000I. per Annum, which his Ma- jesty most graciously offered him, as a Mark of his great Regard for his Grace, and the high Estimation in which he held his Merit and Services. We are assured, that a noble Lord has de- clared it as his Opinion, that the late Deter- mination of the Middlesex Election is final, competent, and conclusive, with respect to the Freedom of Choice, but not with respect to the Rights of the People. Yesterday Messrs. Sheriffs Townsend and Sawbridge gave an elegant Entertainment to Lord Cheif Justice Wilmot, Justice Aston, Serjeants Glynn, Leigh, Nares, and Davy, and several Council, at Mercer's Hall in Cheapside. On a late Examination, we are told, from the best Authority, that there are, at this Time, double the Number of Officers in the Revenue employed under the Crown, than there was in the Year 1740. Tuesday Morning Mr. Berry, a Gentleman in Norfolk- Street, lent his Servant to the Bank to receive 500I. which the Footman having re- ceived, instantly made off with it, and has not since been heard off. On Wednesday Night one Smithers was taken into Custody for attempting to break into the House of Mr. Cotterell, Letter- Founder, in Ne- vil's- Alley, Fetter- Lane. He had got his Body halfway in at a one Pair of Stairs Window, by the Help of a Ladder, but was secured by the Apprentice before he could draw himself back. He was committed Yesterday to the Poultry Compter. As he was conducing to the Watch- house the Evening before, he dropped a small Parcel of wet Linnen, which he pulled out of his Pocket. There was another in Company, who escaped. Yesterday the five following Malefactors were executed at Tyburn, viz. John Jones, alias Posnet, and William Moody, for breaking open the House of Mr. Wood, in Petty- France, West- minster, and Healing a Pair of Silver Shoe and Knee- Buckles ; Thomas Dunk, for robbing Mr. John Reed, in the Green Park, of a Metal Watch and some Money ; John Chapman, for being concerned with William Paterson ( con- victed at the same Time) in robbing J. China, on the Highway, of his Hat and some Money. After the Execution of the above unhappy Men, a great Disturbance happened, in conse- quence of a Hearse being placed near the Gal- lows, in order to receive the Body of Dunk the Soldier, which some of his Comrades ima- gining was sent there by the Surgeons, they knocked down the Undertaker, and, after beating his Men, drove off with the Body Along the New Road, attended by a prodigious Con- course of People, till they came to the End of Gray's Inn Lane, where they buried the Corpse, after first breaking its Legs and Arms, and throwing a large Quantity of unflacked Lime into the Coffin and the Grave. The Spring Fair at Bristol is appointed to begin on the first Day of March next. Married.] At Banbury in Oxford/ hire, Mr. Eales, Mercer in Gloucester, to Miss Amelia Glover, of Banbury.— Mr. Swann, Silk- Mer- cer, of London, to Miss Roode, Millener, in Salisbury. — The Rev. Mr. Strong, Rector of Norton, in Kent, to Mrs. Nicolls, of Crip- plegate. Died.] At Uxbridge, Mr. Matthew Coul- thurst, an eminent Solicitor, of Chancery- Lane. — Mr. Thomas Maynard, Packer, in Great St. Helen's.— At Blake- Hall, in Essex, Rich- ard Clark, Esq.— Mr. Fossey, Hosier, in Fen- church- street.— In Gloucester- street, George Harrington Cox, Esq; an eminent Corn- Fac- tor.— At Knightsbridge, Thomas Tidmarsh, Esq. — Mr. Serjeant, Wine- Merchant, in Pall- Mall.— At Edmonton, the Rev. Featly Bate- man, D. D.— At Devizes, Mrs. Bailey, Wife of Mr. Bailey, an Attorney, To the ****. SI R, THE Caprice of Fortune having placed you in a Station too highly exalted for one like me to have any intimate Connection with you - the Creatures of your Court having pro- scribed every Man of Virtue and Honesty from your Presence and finding by fatal Experience that you have divorced yourself from your bell Friends, and combined with the avowed Ene- mies of all the constitutional Rights of the People, I have no other Opportunity of convey- ing to your Knowledge the real Sentiments of your injured and much oppressed Subjects, but through the Channel of a public News- paper. Although your Tutors will not suffer you to listen to their Complaints, yet, as they are gra- ciously pleased to permit you to read the daily Productions of the Press, when disengaged from the more pleasing Amusements and domestic Duties of your Life, give me Leave, Sir, in the Name and on the Behalf of a suffering and a loyal People, to address you in a Language you are seldom accustomed to hear — the Lan- guage of Truth. Justice alone, Royal Sir, will give Stability to your Government. Let that be the Basis of your Authority, and the Love of your People will invigorate and support it. From the Laws of the Constitution you derive that Authority, and according as those Laws are justly and im- partially executed, or partially and negligently enforced, the Love or the Hatred of the People will naturally and eventually prevail ; for they are founded, not upon the arbitrary Will of One Part, but on thé united Will of the Whole Com munity. Of that Community, Sir, the Law of this Kingdom has constituted you as one Branch, and wifely veiled in you a Power to check and controul the other two, if at any Time they should break through or encroach upon the joint Rights of the Whole Legislature. Thus you fee, Sir, you ought to have no se- parate Interest of your own. To live in Har- mony with your People you must have no Party but them - no Interest distinct from that of the Community at large. But alas ! Sir, such is the present State of your Government, that you are obliged to be ever attentive to the Tools of a Party, left they should desert the Cause of your Favourites, and join in the Interests of their Country - to a Party! whose Measures have not so much as the Semblance of constitutional Au- thority, yet you are reduced to the fad Necessity of supporting this corrupt Administration, by temporary Expedients only. To you, Sir, your injured Subjects complain — from you they expect Redress. Why should the Success of their constitutional Right depend upon the Will and Pleasure of those very Men who were the Principals or the Accomplices in that illegal Measure they now petition you ( whose Prerogative it is) to redress ? Would it not be a monstrous Absurdity, to expect it from those who are the Party accused ? Take a serious View, Sir, of the Distinction, the Abilities, the Principles, and the Indepen dency which mark the Characters of those en- trusted with the Administration, and of those who oppose it. Banish all private Resentments and personal Attachments from your Mind, for they should never interfere with the Public Good. Cooly and dispassionately weigh the Merits of both Parties. Put the Laws of the Constitution in one Scale, and the Measures of Administration in the other, then give the Pre- ference to that which shall preponderate. Exert your own found Judgment, and be guided by the Rectitude of your good Disposition — Or, if you are doubtful of your own Abilities ( for no Man is possessed of universal Knowledge) call in to your Assistance, indiscriminately from both Parties, impartial Men, learned in the Law, and by their Opinion be directed. Surely, Sir, this Request is no more than the meanest of your Subjects has a constitutional Right to demand, and a natural Right to ex- pect. They do not appeal to any Tribunal but your's, and your's only ; because there is no other existing that can by the Laws of the Con- stitution give them Redress. Why, then, are their Remonstrances agitated among those, who have neither the Power nor the Inclination to restore them to their violated Privileges, their natural Birthrights ? Exert that Authority, Sir, with which the Laws have inverted you. Place the Offices of Administration with Men worthy and capable of seconding your own good Inten- tions. Let the Measures of your Government be conformable to the Laws of the Constitution, and your Subjects, on their Part, will be duti- ful and submissive. Administer the healing Balm of your Royal Prerogative to the Malady inflicted on the Body Politic, by the Ignorance or the Villainy of State Empirics, and your faithful People will repay your patriot Cares with Gratitude. Make the proper Distinction, Sir, between Firmness and Obstinacy. Be immoveable as a Rock in the Perseverance of such Measures as the Laws of the Land have laid down for your Government, but do not obstinately persist in countenancing and protecting Men who have infringed those Laws, and who have usurped an Authority unknown to the Constitution of this Country. Who, that has any Loyalty in his Soul, can bear to hear a kind, an affectionate, and an in- dulgent Father, almost universally upbraided for the Crimes of a few of his wicked, his aban- doned Children ? Where are now those Effusions of public Applause which accompanied your Predecessors wherever they went ? Where are new those universal Acclamations of Joy which attended you, Sir, when you first mounted the Throne? Where is now that general Voice of Exultation which then hailed their native Prince? Alas! they are as far removed from yourKnow- ledge, as Truth and Virtue from your Council Board. Instead of the joyful Shouts of a grate- ful People, which your Fore- fathers regarded as the Voice of God, the Cries of Murmurings and Complaints, or at bell a profound Silence reigns throughout the whole Community rand yet, Sir, you are taught to esteem that very Silence as a negative Applause. You cannot be ignorant of the Causes which produce those Effects. You cannot so thoroughly despise popular Esteem as not to feel the contemptuous Treatment you meet with from a brave, and as yet a loyal Peo- ple ? Why then will you persevere in an obsti- nate Determination to favour and protect a Set of ungrateful Ministers, whose Misdeeds have reduced you so low in the Estimation of all the Rest of your Subjects ? Remove the Causes from which the Complaints of your People proceed, and the Effects will immediately cease, other- wife, believe me, Sir, you cannot **** ME AN WE L L. Worcester, Jan. 17, 1770. THE TRUSTEES appointed by Act of Parliament for building a NEW BRIDGE over the River SEVERN, in this City, give Notice to all such Persons as are willing to undertake the Building of the same upon the Foundation of the Old Bridge, agree- able to the Plan, Elevation, and Section of Mr. Gwynn, Architect, ( which, with further Par- ticulars, are t0 be seen at the House of Michael Brown, in Broad- Street, Clerk to the said Trustees,) that they may deliver in Estimates, sealed up, to the said Mr. Brown, of the Masons, Carpenters, and Ballad Work, in order to be laid before the Committee at their next Meeting, on Wednesday the 28th of February, at the Guildhall. Also all Persons that are willing to undertake the Building of a TEMPORARY BRIDGE, below the present Bridge, may give in Plans and Estimates of the same, sealed up, to the said Mr. Brown, in Order to be laid before the Committee at the said Meeting. N. B. It is expected that Security shall be given, to the Satisfaction of the Trustees, for the Performance of the whole Work. On the First of February was published, Number V. ( to be continued Monthly) The Freeholder's Magazine; Or, Monthly Chronicle of Liberty, For JANUARY, 1770. By a PATRIOTIC SOCIETY. Embellished with a beautiful Head of JOHN SAWBRIDGE, Esq; Member for Hythe, in Kent, and Alderman of London ; and likewise a fine Plate of the Great Seal of England; the Seal of the Lord Mayor's Court of London ; the Seal of the Prero- gative Court of the Archbishop of Canter- bury; and a patriotic Song, set to Music. CONTAINING, among a Variety of other Interesting Articles, I. Address to the Public. 2. Extract from the Freeholders Po- litical Catechism. 3. Comments on Magna Charta. 4. On Juries. 5. To the People of England. 6. Extract of a Letter from Dub- lin. 7. Account of the Court of Alexander. 8. Account of the Trip to Scotland, 9. Letter to a Freeman of Dover. 10. An A necdote. II. The King's moil gracious Speech. 12. An humble Attempt to vindicate a late S from the T . 13. Letter to the Duke of Grafton. 14. On Jews making a Trade of justifying Bail, & c. 15. On Sir R P presenting a Petition. 16. A- necdote of Lady M ~ y W M —. 17. A Preliminary Discourse on Virtue. 18. Review of Political Law Books. POETRY. The Consulade: An Heroic Poem. A Song. A Character. — Extempore, on read- ing the King's Speech.— On some Snow that melted on a Lady's Bread.- Foreign Occu- rences.— Domestic Intelligence.— Births, Mar- riges, Deaths, Bankrupts, Prices of Grain, and Stocks. London, printed for Isaac Fell, No. 14. in Pater noster Row, and fold by the Printer of this Paper, and all Booksellers and News Car- riers in Town and Country. Where may be had a new Edition of Number I. embillished with an elegant Head of John WILKES, Esq. THURSDAY, February 22, 1770. No. 3160. This Journal is published very early in the Morning, ( by Means of an EXPRESS) and circulated with so much Expedition, that in most Places, even at a considerable Distance, it precedes the Arrival of the LONDON Mail, by several Hours ; and contains many material Articles of Intelligence, not to be found in other Country Papers till the Saturday or Monday following. Berrow's Worcester Journal. From the LONDON GAZETTE. WESTMINSTER, February 16. THIS Day his Majesty went to the House of Peers, and gave the Royal Assent to the following Bills, viz. The Bill granting an Aid to his Majesty by a Land- Tax of Three Shillings in the Pound, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year 1770. The Bill to continue the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry, for the Year 1770. The Bill to punish Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters. The Bill for better regulating his Majesty's Marine Forces when on Shore. The Bill to indemnify Persons, ailing by Order of Council, for preventing the spreading the contagious Distemper amongst the Horned Cattle, and for preventing Suits of Law in consequence thereof. The Bill to enable Lord George Sackville, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Sur- name of Germain, pursuant to the Will of Lady Elizabeth Germain, deceased. And to one Road and several Naturalization and other Bills. [ Thus far Gazette. LONDON, February 17. The Budget, it is said, will be opened on Monday se'nnight. A Scheme for putting some very advantageous commercial Regulations in Force, will soon be the Subject of Debate in the Lower Assembly. Wednesday next, it is said, is the Day fixed for taking into Consideration the Petition of the North American Merchants. The learned Serjeant Glynn, Knight of the Shire for the County of Middlesex, made a most spirited and elegant Speech, in a certain Assembly on Monday Night last, in Defence of the glorious Cause of Liberty, which lasted three Hours and seventeen Minutes. A great Lady in Pall- mall is certainly inte- resting herself in bringing about a Coalition between the Heads of the contending Parties. Colomel Gr e is again restored to his va- rious Appointments by the Intercession of Lord N - h, who declared he would hold his own Poll no longer, if Members were dismissed for such Couduct. The Reason of the Colonel's Dismission was this: The Duke of G n had ordered him to attend the H— of C upon a certain important Question. The Co- lonel finding the Question rather repugnant to his Conscience, silently withdrew, and seduced two honest Members with him, for which the R — Pen was struck through all his Polls. As all biassed or interested Men are prohibi- ted by the Law from being upon Juries, so also it ought to be in other Places; and as it ap- pears by the Court Kalendar, that 192 Mem- bers of Parliament do, at this Time, hold Places under the Government, we would scratch them out of the Majority, and then see how the Numbers would stand: Majority ——— — 261 Placemen ———— 192 Which taken out, reduces it to — 69 The present Minority — — 1 88 The Difference — — — 119 By which it appears that the present Minority consist of, and make a very great Majority of unplaced Members.— We should be glad to be informed, how it comes to pass that all Place- men are of the fame Way of Thinking, if such Places do not bias their Minds. If a Lift was made of those who have laboured for someTime pall to introduce arbitrary Power, with an Account of the base born Origin of some of them, and the Stocks from whence most of them sprung, the Merits of their An- cestors and themselves on one Side, and their ill- gotten Rewards on the other, it would be surely a sufficient Argument to persuade every County in England to petition for a new Par- liament. An Address of a most singular Nature has been received from the over- and- above loyal Inhabitants of Edinburgh, which political Pru- dence has thought fit to secrete from the Hear- ing and Sight of every true Englishman. Its Contents are said to be of so extraordinary a Nature, that those Englishmen who dare stand forth in Defence of their Rights and Liberties, are called Seditious, & c. and that Scotland has ready at his M y's Pleasure 30,000 Men to silence and quell such as dare to fly in the Face of Authority. A physical Gentleman, who received a Five Hundred Pound Bank Note a few Day;. since, for performing a compleat Cure on the Eyes of a Duke, not far from Bloomsbury, it is said, will soon be employed, in consequence thereof, to remove the Scotch Film from St. James's. The Receipt of the Customs the last Year is 500,0001. more than that of any former Year. It is said that the Accounts of the Navy have not been made up since the Year 1756. The Father of the Defaulter of Millions ( Sir Stephen Fox) who was Member for New Sarum in 1677, was originally a Foot- Boy, and then a Singing- Boy at the Chapel Royal. He was afterwards a Clerk of the Board of Green Cloth, & c. and amassed, by Places about the Court, above 150,0001. We hear that some of the bold Sons of Li- berty, called the S y of the B- ll of R— s, have adopted the following extraordinary Toast, viz. A Health to the Man who will kill a P to preserve his Property. the Admiralty, Whitehall, at which Sir Edward Hawke as first Lord presided. At the breaking up of which, Messengers were sent off with Dispatches for the Commissioners of the several Dock- Yards of Portsmouth, Plymouth, Chat- ham and Sheerness. And Orders are now given for several ren- dezvous Houses to be opened in different Parts of the Town, for engaging Volunteers for the Naval Service. From these, and other con- curring Circumstances, it is evident that the Conjectures of an approaching War are not entirely groundless. The Jamaica Gazette of Dec. 23, has the following Article :—" On Tuesday a Council of War was held here, when it was unani- mously resolved that, upon the present Emer- gency, Martial Law should be proclaimed, and Martial Law was accordingly proclaimed in this Town on that Evening." We are informed, that after three Appli- cations from the Officers of the Army for a small Addition to their Half- pay, in its Stead they have obtained Leave to enter into other Services. Upwards of Three Hundred have already engaged in the East- India Service, and a great many more would gladly go out at this Time; but being much distressed for the Half- Pay due to them, they will not have an Oppor- tunity to equip themselves for that Service at least till next Season. It is supposed that the Feuds and Animosities at the India House will be as great as ever on the Arrival of Mr. Dupre, Governor of Ma- dras ; who is actually ordered home by the first Ship, to explain, in Person, the Motives for the Conduit of himself and Council, in making the late Peace with Heyder Ally. One Day last Week a Motion was made in the Court of King's Bench, for Leave ( which was granted) to any Justice of the Peace to accept the Discharge of John Wilkes, Esq; on the 18th of April, when the Term of his Con- sinement expires, as the Judges will at that Time be all on their respective Circuits. It is thought that every City, Town, and Borough, throughout his Majesty's Dominions, will be illuminated 011 the Evening of the 18th of April. We are informed that Mr. Wilkes, soon after his Enlargement, intends to give a grand En- tertainment to the Common Council of the Ward of Farringdon Without. The D — of C d waited Yesterday on the Bishop of London, at his House, and had a long Conference with him ; it is thought the Subject of which was the Cause depending in the Consistorial Court of London, between L. G r and his L— y. The late Lord Chancellor, Mr. Yorke, has left behind him a Fortune of more than Two Hundred Thousand Pounds; Six Thousand only of which he has bequeathed to his Lady; together with the Guardianship of his Chil- dren; her Jointure was 9ool. per Annum; Se- venty Thousand Pounds he has left to his three Children by the second Marriage, and the Re- mainder to his Son by the first Marriage. According to Advices from Rome, the Je- suits are not yet without Hopes of maintaining their Ground, against all the Power of their Antagonists. One Circumstance extremely in their favour is, that the several Princes of Eu- rope are divided about them, some being for continuing the Society, others for dissolving it. On Thursday Night five Men went on board the Mary and Isabella West Indiaman, Capt. Pearson, in the River, and were detected steal- ing Tobacco, & c. The Crew attacked them, struck one of the Thieves with a Hand- spike on the Head, and killed him on the Spot; ano- ther, in jumping into the Boat, fell into the Thames, and was drowned ; the other three tumbled the wounded Man into the Boat, but, finding him dead, threw him over; they then rowed for the Stairs at Tower- Wharf, where they attempted to land, but the Centinel being called to, he fired at them, which obliged them to row across, and land on the Borough Side, from whence they made their Escape. The dead Body of the drowned Man was taken up Yesterday at Rotherhithe. Presented.] The Rev. John Sharp, D. D. Fellow of Bennet College, Cambridge, to the Rectory of St. Mary Abchurch, London : And the Rev. Thomas D'Oyly, M. A. Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, to the Vica- rage of St. Peter's, in St. Alban's; both va- cant by the Death of Dr. D'Oyly. Married.] At Dublin, Richard Aldworth, jun. Esq; to Mrs. Coates, Widow of the late Admiral Coates, and Daughter of the Arch- bishop of Tuam. — At Winborne, in Dorset- shire, Capt. King, of the Royal Navy, to Mrs. Brown, of that Place. — The Rev. R. Smith, M. A. Vicar of Almondbury, in Yorkshire, to Miss Banks, of Green. — Edward Lascelles, Esq; to Lady Fleming. — At Colton, near Rudgely, in Staffordshire, Andrew Birtch, Esq; to Miss Molly Pegg.— Mr. Robert Ward of Birmingham, to Miss Webb, Daughter of Mr. Humphrey Webb of Wandsworth. Died ] Taylor, Esq; in King- street, Bloomsbury. He has left Io, oool. to a poor Relation. In Great Russel- street, Blooms- bury, Thomas Shippey, Esq;— In Tower- street, Mr. William Blackhall, Warehouseman.— At his House in Bermondsey, William Fernell, Esq; late Commander of the Valentine East- Indiaman.— At Long Melford in Suffolk, Wil- liam John Steel, Esq;— In Jamaica, Z. Bayley, Esq; by whose Death an immense Fortune de- volves to his only Brother Nathaniel Bayley, Esq; Member for Abingdon. WILLIAM FITZER, Nephew and Successor to Mrs. HANNAH DAVIS, GROCER, and TEA- DEALER, lately deceased, BEGS Leave to acquaint the Public in general, his late Aunt's Friends, and his own in particular, That he has laid in a fresh Suck of fine Teas, Coffee, Chocolate, & c. together with all other Articles in the Grocery Trade, at the best Hand, and will carry on the Business in the fame Shop his late Aunt occupied in Broad- Street, therefore flatters himself that all Persons who may be pleased to favour him with their Orders, either Wholesale or Retail, may depend on the same being duly executed upon the lowed Terms, and gratefully acknowledged, by Their most humble Servant, WILLIAM FITZER. N. B. The GLOVING- BUSINESS will be carried on, both Wholesale and Retail, as before ; and I gladly em- brace this Opportunity of returning Thanks to my Friends for the many Favours received in that Branch. Funerals furnished as usual. JOHN BATTY, Wholesale and Retail SEEDSMAN and NURSERYMAN, In the Corn- Market, Worcester, BEGS Leave to acquaint the Nobility, Gentry, and Others, That he has a Col- lection of all Sorts of Kitchen Garden Seeds, and Flower Seeds and Roots of most Kinds, with Shrub, Forest, and Evergreen Seeds; also English and Foreign Grass Seeds, as La Lucern, White Dutch and common Clover, Trefoil, Sainfoin, & c. with Bass Mats and Garden Tools, Flower Pots and Pans ; Garlick, Shallots, and Durham Flour of Mustard, & c. Likewise Crab and Apple Stocks, of proper Size for planting Orchards. N. B. Gentlemen and others may be supplied with most Sorts of best Wall and Espalier Fruit Trees, Genuine in their Kinds, with Forest Trees and Flowering- Shrubs, on the most reasonable Terms. 12th February, 1770. THE unsatisfied Creditors ( if any such there are) of JOHN VERNON, of Dod- denham, in the County of Worcester, Gent, are desired to apply for immediate Payment to Mr. Dandridge, the surviving Trustee, at the Commandry in Worcester, he being about to surrender the Estate discharged of the Trusts and clear of all Insurances. Worcester, February 15, 1770. ALL Persons who Hand indebted to the Estate of THOMAS JOLLY, late of the said City of Worcester, Innholder, deceased, are desired to pay the same with all convenient Speed ; and those to whom the Deceased was indebted, to fend an Account of their Debts to ANN JOLLY, his Widow, at the Sign of the Pack- Horse, near St. Nicholas Church, in the said City, who takes this Opportunity of returning her sincere Thanks to all Persons for their past Favours in having made Use of the said Pack- Horse Inn, humbly soliciting a Con- tinuance of their Custom, who, together with all others that shall be pleased to favour her with their Company, may depend upon the best Accommodation, and a grateful Acknowledg- ment being ever shewn by Their obliged and most obedient humble Servant, ANN JOLLY. A MATCH of COCKS will be fought at the King's Arms Inn, in Ledbury, between the Gentlemen of Herefordshire and Gloucester- shire. To shew fifty- one Cocks on each Side, all in the Main, for four Guineas a Battle, and Fifty the Odd : --- To weigh 0n Tuesday the 6th of March, and fight the three following Days. KING and LINGARD, FEEDERS. A Notice is hereby Given, THAT a Meeting of the Trustees of the Worcester Turnpikes will be held at Hooper's Coffee- House, in High- Street, Worcester, on Wednesday the 7th of March next, at Ten o'clock in the Forenoon, for electing a SURVEYOR for the London, Stone- Bow, and Losemore Roads. By Order of the Trustees. W. GILES, Clerk. WANTED, A Steady careful Woman, of proper Age, that is capable of the Manage- ment of all Houshold Matters, at a Farm House, where there is but a small Family, and no Dairy.— For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Oates, Cutler, in High- Street, Worcester. WANTED, AN Apprentice to a Clock and Watch- Maker, in a good trading Corporation Town in Worcestershire. Any Lad of a good Disposition, and that can be well recommended, may be supplied with a food Master by applying to the Printer of this Paper ; to whom all Letters mull be sent Post- paid. WANTED, By a Person who is concerned in different Branches of Manufactories in Philadelphia, North America, AFew Tradesmen of all Businesses, and some hearty Boys and Girls, as Apprentices to the different Branches- now carrying on there The Moderation of the Climate, the Plentifulness of the Country, and the Hospital t, of the Inhabitants, are very encouraging Circumstances, and worthy of every Person's Observation who regards Posterity. Likewise wanted, A good MAID SERVANT, that understands the Ma. nagement of Children, to go to the above Place. Such, whose Inclination lead them, may be treated with, on Application to Mr. Richard Taylor, at the Crown Inn in the Hop- Market, Worcester, on the 24th and 25th Days of February Instant. N. B. Their Passage will be paid ;--- with necessary Cloathing. China Ware Painters Wanted, For the Plymouth, new- invented Patent, Porcelain Manufactory. ANumber of sober, ingenious Artists, capable of painting in Enamel or Blue, may bear of constant Employ by sending their Proposals to Thomas Frank, in Castle- Street, Bristol. To be LETT, READY FURNISHED, In a very good airy Part of Worcester, very near the Fields, and near the Market, A Very good Bed- Chamber, hung A With Paper, within it a large light. Closet ; also a good Parlour, a Lodging- Room for a Servant if required, the Use of the Kitchen for dressing Victuals, a Cellar, and Pantry. These Apartments may be had unfur- nished, if required. For further Particulars enquire of the Printer of this Paper. TO BE LETT, And may be Entered upon at Lady- Day next, ADwelling - House, and good- accustomed Baker's Shop, with all proper Con- veniences, situate in the Newport- Street, within the City of Worcester, late in the Occupation of Mr. Hill, Baker, but now of Mr. Nanfan. For further Particulars apply to Mr. Gilbert Brookes, in the Town Ditch, Worcester; or to Mr. Wheeler, Attorney at Law, at Winterfold, near Kidderminster. Mr. Nan an will shew the Premisses. To be SOLD, TOGETHER or SEPARATE, to the Best Bidder, Betwixt the Hours of One and Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, on Monday the 5th Day of March next, at the House of John Glover, at Hamstalls, in the Parish of Astley, in the County of Worcester, ANeat new well- built Brick House and Barn, with a good Garden, and about eight Acres of rich Arable Land and Hop Ground adjoining, at Hamstalls aforesaid, lett to Joseph Lane, at 14l. per Ann. Also a small Dwelling- House and Garden, with about an Acre of Ground belonging, at the same Place, now lett to John Dark, upon Lease, for twenty- one Years, of which three Years are expired, at the yearly Rent of Three Guineas. The Premisses are situate in a clean, dry, pleasant, and healthy Soil, on the Banks of the River Severn, and, though well cultivated, dill improveable. The Tenant will shew the Premisses. And for further Particulars enquire of Mr. Thorneloe, in Worcester. To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, On Thursday the 8tb Day of March next, at the Angel Inn, in Sidbury, in the City of Wor- cester, between the Hours of Twelve and Three, ( if not sold before by private Contract) sub- ject to such Conditions as will be then and there produced, Substancial and commodious Dwelling- House ( held by Lease under the Dean and Chapter of Worcester) pleasantly situated in the College Church Yard, in Worcester aforesaid, and now in the Occupation of Joseph Mitchell, at the low Rent of Six Pounds Ten Shillings per Annum. For further Particulars apply to Mr. Henry Hand, jun Proctor, in Worcester; or Mr. Thomas Bird, of the same Place, Attorney at Law. To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER. At the Sign of the Seven Stars in Cradley, in the County of Hertford, on Thursday the 8th of March, between the Hours of Two and Four o'Clock in the Afternoon, ADwelling - House and Malt - House, and a Cyder- Mill, with a good Garden, and Orchard of about an Acre adjoining ; situate in the Parish of Cradley aforesaid, near to a Place called Stifford's Bridge. For further Particulars enquire of Mr, Oliver, Grocer, in Worcester; or at the above House. TO BE LETT, And Entered upon at Lady- Day next, on a Lease for Seven or Fourteen Years, AFarm, situate in the Parish of White Lady Aston, in the County of Worcester, now in the Tenure of Henry New, consisting of two Mes- suages, Barns, Fold- Yards, and Out- Buildings, and about 221 Acres of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land. The Premisses are situate about four Miles from the City of Worcester, five Miles from Pershore, and eleven from Evesham. The Dwelling- Houses and Premisses will the put in tenantable Repair, and as Part of the Lands may be greatly improved at a small Expence, Encouragement will be given to the Tenant tor that Purpose. Any Person inclined to treat for the fame, are desired to deliver their Proposals in Writing to Mr. Bund, Attorney, on the 24th Day of February next, between the Hours of Four and Six in the Afternoon, at the Bell Inn, in Broad- Street, in the City of Worcester, when the Person offering the best Terms will have the Refusal of the Farm upon proper Covenants. The present Tenant will shew the Premisses at any Time before the Day of letting ; and for further Particulars enquire of Mr. Bund. Attorney, in Worcester. To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, On Thursday the 22d Day of March next, at the Talbot Inn, in Newnham's Bridge, in the Chapelry of Knighton upon Team, in the County of Worcester, between the Hours of Two and Five in the Afternoon, TWO hundred and fifty Maiden Oak Trees or more, all being near the Turnpike Road. Enquire of Mr Good, at Aston, in the said Chapelry, who will shew the Timber. This Day is published, Price 2 s. ACompleat GUIDE to GEN- TLEMEN and FARMERS: Containing, I. Of Horses In general. II. Of breed- ing, ordering, or dieting all Sorts of Horses. III. The most approved Methods of Cure for all Diseases in Horses. IV. Of the Bull, Ox, Cow, and Calf. V. The best Methods of curing their Diseases. VI. Of Sheep or Lambs. VII. Their Diseases, and how to cute them. VIII. Of Swine. IX. Their Diseases, and the best Methods of curing them. X. Of the Nature, Order- ing, and Preservation of Bees. To which is added, A correct LIST of all the FAIRS and MARKETS in England and Wales. London, printed for S. Ford, in Holborn ; and sold by S. Gamidge, Bookseller, in Worcester. ( By Express from London.) FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Paris, February 15. IT was resolved, in the Meeting of the East India Company, 0n the the 29th ult. that a Loan of 12 Millions should be made by Way 0f Lottery for Annuities, at one hundred Crowns a Ticket, in order to supply the urging and instantaneous Wants of the Company. COUNTRY NEWS. Aldborough, in Suffolk, Feb. 13. Last Wed- nesday we had a very violent Hurricane here of Wind, Rain, and Snow, which lasted several Hours; it blew so furiously that it threw down several Stacks of Chimnies, unroofed Houses, and many People were much hurt. The Da- mage was still greater in the adjacent Villages, where the Fanners were very considerable Suf- ferers, whole Stacks of Corn being blown down, and a great Part of them spoiled. Some, whose Cattle were feeding near the Shore, had several of their Cows and Sheep forced down the Rocks into the Sea, where they perished One Farmer had his Waggon, which was loaded with Wheat to carry to Market, driven by the Wind above twenty Yards cut of the Road, and forced into a Pond. Numbers of small Cottages were blown down, and one poor Woman in one of them, who was bed- ridden, was killed, and several others much hurt. In short, everyone hereabout was thrown into the greatest Consternation. We are under dread- ful Apprehensions for our Friends at Sea, hav- ing just heard, by a Vessel arrived off this Place from Dunkirk, that the Coast of France is covered with Shipwrecks, many Vessels hav- ing been towed in there without Masts, and some with Jury- Masts. LONDON, February 20. We are informed, from good Authority, that, in a certain disputing Society, on Friday Night, the President met with some very severe Rubs from one of the Members. Sir W M observed, that when two Questions were blended into one, it was regular and agreeable to the Usage of that Assembly to di- vide the united Proportion into two separate Questions, and appealed to the President for the Propriety of the Proceeding ; but the Sp— r determined it in the Negative, saying, That when a Question was referred to him, Candour required that it should be communicated be- fore hand, that he might examine Precedents. To which Sir W rejoined, That he was unacquainted with any such Rule ; and that, as it was inconsistent with the Customs of that Assembly, he could not discover how the Presi- dent could be entitled to such Indulgence. This induced the President to answer, with some Warmth, That Sir W was uncandid and ungenerous. Whereupon Sir W made a Motion that the President should be reproved for those Expressions. This Motion occasioned long and warm Debates on both Sides, when many Personalities were introduced. At length, however, the Question being put on Sir W—' s Motion, it was carried in the Negative. At a Meeting of a certain Society Yesterday, which did not break up till almost One this Morning, it was debated, Whether the Question which had been agitated there before, should now be separated into two Questions; and upon a Division of the Society, the Numbers were, For the Separation, 174, Against it, 243. And upon another Division some Time after, Whe- ther they should agree with the Committee, who had debated the Question formerly, the Numbers were, 237 and 159. A venal Majority has determined that Black is White, and thereby furnished another In- stance of the Depravity of the Age, and made more apparent the Necessity there is, that the People should take up the Defence of their own Cause. The whole Evening of Friday Last, which was to be appropriated to the Affairs of the Nation, was taken up in Wranglings between the Ch— r— n and his Party, with those of the Mi ty. He was at Last so sensible of the Treatment he gave Sir W M th, that he was going to make a Concession ; when one of the M- j ty insisted he should not, till the Sense of the H was first taken ; which was accordingly taken, and passed in the Nega- tive. However, from the Specimen of Baiting that he experienced at this, and other Times, it is generally thought that he will abandon this important Situation, to occupy another of still greater Importance. After the Division Yesterday se'nnight, in a certain Assembly, there was a Rule made, that, for the future, none should be admitted into any Part of the House, but M s. — Quere, As this Motion was made, and seconded by the M - j — ty, does it not insinuate, that they were loth the Public should be Witnesses of their Proceedings? Several Reasons have been assigned for a cer- tain N n, not far from Charing- cross, joining the Minority. The following may be admitted as one, if not the principal: In de- sending ministerial Measures at the late Elec- tions for Middlesex he had expended a large Sum of Money, which was promised to be re- paid him by His Demand was admitted, Payment was often promised, but the Promise as often broke. At Last, finding there was no Confidence to be placed in that Quarter, he de- termined to join the Minority. his Opinion, that tho' Courtiers and Syco- phants might pronounce it High Treason, there was not a single Word inserted, but what he would uphold was warranted by the Consti- tution. We hear the intended Remonstrances will contain a Demand in the Name of the People of England, that the H e of C ns may be effectually purged of all Placemen and Pensioners. It is now certain that several of the first Counties of this Kingdom will remonstrate on the Subject of the Inattention paid to their respective Petitions. Immediately after the Earl of Hillsborough's Last Conference with a great Personage, on Thursday Morning Last, his Lordship went to Judge Bathurst; and we are assured from good Authority, strongly solicited him to accept the Seals. We are informed that Lord C n has ac- tually procured an Addition of 800l. per An- num to his former Pension of 1500 1. Yesterday Col. Isaac Barre presented to Lord Hilsborough certain Remonstrances, which were sent him over in charge from his Constituents in America. And it is now said, that all the Revenue Acts in America are to be repealed, except one, which is to remain as a Badge of the Legis- lative Authority of the Mother Country over the Colonies. We hear a Commssion is preparing to pass the Great Seal for appointing a new Board of Trade and Plantations. The G r Cause did not come on To- day in Doctor's Commons as was expected ; but we are assured from the bell Authority, that the Libel will certainly come on for Admission the next Court Day, which is Saturday the 3d of March. The Style and Matter of certain Letters ( now lying in a certain Register Office) that passed between a Great Personage and a much talked of Lady, have been found, on the Perusal of his Council, to be of so truly ridiculous a Na- ture, that they have offered no less a Sum than 5000I. for the Suppression of Particulars, tho' they would allow them to acknowledge the Pos- session of them ; but the Answer returned was, " That as the Cause of the Prosecution arose from no pecuniary Motive, but to expose the Parties to the just Contempt of the World, not a Tittle should be in any Respect abated." On the Contrary, it is said, that all pecu- niary Matters, with respect to Damages, are adjusted in the E l Court, between a Personage of Great Rank and Noble Lord. We are well assured that Justice Gould will go alone the Northern Circuit, and that Lord Mansfield will remain here to preside in the House of Lords; that the former will take Lancaster first, and York the Last, in order to have Time to try the several Guinea- Coiners, whose Trials will come on there. It is said that a very Great Personage has signified his Intentions of visiting his German Dominions this Summer, if Party Quarrels should subside. We hear General Paoli has lately received pressing Invitations to enter into the Service of the Republic of Genoa, on Terms so advan- tageous, that they are seldom offered to any Foreigner. By the Last Letters from Trieste, we are in- formed that the Inhabitants of Lacedemon, those of the Peleponesus, Sclavonia, and the Greeks, were arming themselves to join the Russian Fleet, and conduct it into the Archi- pelago; whilst many of the Turks, in the greatest Consternation at these Preparations were preparing to fly, and the others to submit to the Russians without Opposition. Twenty thousand Muskets, besides Bayonets and Horse Pistols, are now fabricating at Bir- mingham, to be exported to Constantinople. A melancholy Affair happened lately at Cambridge: A Clergyman at that University having a Dispute with his Servant, the Fellow, either in consequence of a Blow, or some other Provocation, was rash enough to strike him, upon which a Battle of Fifty- cuffs ensued, and the Valet proved so much a worse Man than his Matter, that he died in a few Hours of the Bruises he received. The Mailer fled, and the Coroner's Inquest have brought in their Verdict Manslaugher. We hear that on Thursday se'ennight next the Tickets in the ensuing Lottery will begin to be fold on Receipt.— There will be Twenty Prizes of Five Thousand Pounds each, Twenty- five Prizes of One Thousand Pounds each; but no Prizes under Fifty Pounds, nor any above Five Thousand : The Prizes to be paid in Mo- ney, without Deduction; Two Blanks only to a Prize, and the Tickets to be sold at Ten Pounds each. We have received the following Particulars of the Damage done by the Violence of the high Wind.— On Friday Last two Houses were blown down in Old Gravel - Lane, Ratcliff- Highway, but no Person hurt. A large Chim- ney was blown down in Salisbury- Court, which greatly damaged the House. Sunday the House of Mr. Flack, Mailer of an Academy in Broad- Street, Carnaby- Market, was blown entirely down to the Ground, but the Family happily saved themselves. A large Elm Tree at Hol- loway, several Trees in the Charter- House Garden, and upwards of two hundred Yards of Paling, belonging to Thomas Nash, Esq; in Southwark, were torn up; the Shipping in the River likewise received great Damage. penny per Pound; Mutton Three- pence Far- thing ; Veal Three- pence Three- farthings ; and Pork Two Shillings and Eight- pence per Stone. INTELLIGENCE EXTRAORDINARY. Since the Resignation of the D. of G. Junius has got a new Patient, for whom, it is said, he is preparing a Sticking Plaister, which will be applied as the Patient requires it. One Day Last Week a Country Gentleman, possessed of a small Estate in Yorkshire, being quite tired of having attended the Levee of a certain great Man for several Years to no Pur- pose, waited on his Lordship to let him know that he would give him no further Trouble, as he had just got a Place. My Lord shook him him heartily by the Hand, and told him he was extremely glad of his Success, making a thou- sand Apologies at the same Time for having had it in his Power to reward him according to his Merit.—" And pray, Mr. H d, where is your Place ?" " In the York Machine, " my Lord ; I secured it Yesterday, and shall " set off To- morrow Morning Your Lord- " ship has entirely cured me of Ambition." A Letter is handed about at St. J s's from Madam Barre, dated at Versailles the 9th Inst. in which she gives Lady G r a very pres- sing Invitation to come and pass the Remainder of her Days at that Court, " where ( as she expresses it) such little Testimonials of Gal- lantry as she has displayed, so far from being judged criminal, are considered as the only Criterions of Beauty and Merit."— It is gene- rally believed that Lady G will accept of this Invitation, and that she will visit the French Court before a certain Trial comes on. Bank Stock, 152. India ditto,—. South Sea ditto, shut. Ditto Old Annuities, . Ditto New, 82. 3 per cent. Bank reduced, 84 1- half a 5- 8ths. Ditto 3 per cent, consol. 84 I- half a 5* 8ths. 3 per cent, ditto 1726, shut. Ditto 1751, . Ditto India Annui- ties 81 3- 8ths. 3 i Bank Annuities 1756, —. 3 1/ 2 per cent, ditto, 1758, 88 3- 4ths. 4 per cent. cons. 1762, 94 i- 4th a 3- 8ths. India Bonds 32s. Navy and Victualling Bills, 3 per cent. Exchequer Bills, . Bank long Annuities, shut. Price of COR N per Quarter, at Bear- Key Wheat 28s. to 33s. Barley 12s. to 17s. Oats 1 is. to 15s. Brown Malt 20s. to 23s Pale Malt 20s. to 24s. Rye 24s. to 25s. Pease 24s. to 26s. Hog Pease 20s. to 22s. Beans 16s. to 21s. Tares 26s. to 30s. Finest Flour 30s. per Sack. BANKRUPTS required to surrender. Barnard Levi and Mordecai Levi, of Whitechapel, Mer- chants, and Samuel Zacharias, of Bartholomew Court, Throgmorton- Street, Merchant, Feb. 22, 27, March 27, at Guildhall, Tho. Neale, of Norwich, Vintner, Feb. 16,26, March 27, at the King's Head, Norwich. Francis Foster, of Gerard- Street, Soho, Upholsterer, Feb. 15, March 3, 27, at Guildhall. Thomas White, of Hammersmith. Potter, Feb. 21, 24, March 27, at Guild- hall. Thomas Callaghan, of Whitehaven, Cumberland, Baker, March 29, 30, 31, at the House of Geo. Asbridge, Innbolder, in Whitehaven Josepb Chambers and Charles Chambers, of Queen- Street, Haberdashers, Feb. 24, March 10, 31, at Guildhall. Ellis Morris and Robert Hughes, of St Giles's, Oilmen, Feb. 24, March 2, 31. at Guild- hall. Thomas Reeves, of Wapping, Merchant, Feb 21, March 2,21, at Guildhall. William Tuite, of Great Queen- Street, Lincoln's- Inn Fields, Goldsmith, Feb. 23 March 10, 31, at Guildhall. William Williams the Younger, of Landovery, Carmarbenshire, Linnen- Draper and Grocer, March 5,13, April 3, at the Nag's Head, in Bristol -- Robert Cowcher, of Gloucester, Cutler, March 26, 27, April 3, at the Swan Inn, in Tewkesbury. DIVIDENDS to be made to CRIDITORS, March 10. William Hallot, of Long- Acre, Upholder, at Guildhall. 13. John Sarney, of Gutter. Lane, London, Goldsmith, at Guildhall 7. John Richard, of Cloak- Lane, London, Tea Broker, at Guildhall 13 Ni- cholas Lilley, of Ashton under Line, Lancashire, Clothier, at Guildhall. 10. Robert Joplin, of Shadwell, Rope- maker, at Guildhall. 17. Thomas Lewis, of the Poultry, London, at Guildhall. 13. Gabriel Anthony Ernst, of London, Merchant, at Guildhall. April 2. Richard Knight, and Richard Knight the Younger, of Brentwood, Essex, Woolstaplers, at Guildhall. To the PRINTER of the Worcester Journal. Mr. Printer, IT could be no Disadvantage to either City or County, would the Trustees named in the Act for building a New Bridge consider, before the next Meeting, whether the Resolu- tions at the Last are really calculated for the Public Good. To set the Matter in as clear a Light as pos- sible to every Person concerned, the following material Considerations are submitted to the Public, as Reasons why Mr. Gwyn's Scheme for building the New Bridge over the Ford should be preferred to any other: - Should the Bridge be built on the old Foun- dation, a Temporary Bridge is to be erected at a vail Expence ; fifteen or sixteen Dwelling- Houses are to be purchased and pulled down, on the lower Side the Old Bridge, before the Temporary Bridge can be of Use, which brings an immediate Charge upon the Work, and ' tis a Doubt whether Mr. Giles's, and the Baker's at the Corner of Hinton Lane, and Part of the King's Head at the other End of the Bridge, must not likewise be removed, before the New Bridge can be built on the old Foundation. The narrow Pass at the upper End of the Newport Street will still continue, and all Hop- Planters, Farmers, and Team- Holders, who come that Way to Market, have long expe- rienced this Inconvenience. The Stone and Materials for building the New Bridge must be landed ( for WantofRoom) at a considerable Distance from the Work, which and will undoubtedly be considered in their Estimates. For suppose the Stone to be landed one hun- dred Yards more than ordinary from the Work, will it be brought to the Place at a less Charge than Six- pence a Ton, and four thousand Tons, at that Rate, is One Hundred Pounds ? The Sum required to build the Bridge on the old Foundation is estimated, by skilful Work- men, to be many Hundred Pounds more thin ' twill coil over the Ford. Whilst the Bridge is building over the Ford every Thing will remain as it now is. No Temporary Bridge will be wanted; no Build- ings required to be purchased, nor any Ex- pences incurred but that of building the Bridge, ' till it is compleated over the River. Will not this be a vast Saving, as well as Con- venience to the Public ? And whatever contri- butes to lessen the Expence, will, most certainly, tend to shorten the Continuance of the Toils, and both City and Country, in a few Years, would be free from that Burthen. It has been said that the Road from Cripple- gate to the Bridge, if built on the Ford, will be attended with an immoderate Expence. To this I answer, that there are Persons ready to give Security to raise it, all theWay, higher than the present Causeway, to St. John's, for Two Hundred Pounds, exclusive of purchasing the Ground. The Road from Henwick's Hill Turnpike should be brought along the Lane leading to Cripplegate, and communicate with the other at the Corner of Mr. George's House; and when the Bridge is built, and the Street opened on the other Side, who dees not fee the Con- venience, as well as Beauty of this noble Ap- proach into the City ? Suppose the Expence of this great Work should be equal to that of building the Bridge on the old Foundation, I would humbly ask Mr. H. Mr. C. Dr. N. and Dr. W. who have so elegantly improved every Work of their own, why they oppose the Improvement of this great and trading City, especially when it appears that the Bridge over the Ford will be built at much less Expence and Inconvenience to the Public, than on the old Foundation ? If they are led to prefer the old Foundation merely because it sooner communicates with Salt Lane Road, I am persuaded, if they would take the Trouble to view the Situation, they would change their Opinions; since it is very obvious, without removing any Part of the King's Head, a commodious Way may be made on the Back of the Newport Street, and will not be above sixty Yards farther, or there- abouts, to the Foot of the New Bridge. Another Argument made Use of to discoun- tenance building on the Ford is, that in esti- mating the Value of the Buildings to be re- moved, to open the Approach into the Broad Street, the Half of several Houses only have been charged, and that the remaining Part would be of no Use to the present Owners: If the Whole of such Houses are valued at a fair Price, I make no Doubt of Purchasers being ready to buy them, who would again fell to the Trustees what they want, in order to the making a new Street to the Bridge. When the New Bridge is compleat, and the Avenues opened, the Materials of the Old Bridge would be usefully employed in erecting a Wharf. Those Houses that now project into the Newport Street, at the End of the Bridge, should all, or Part, be destroyed; a fair Open- ing to the Wharf being made here, it could not be more than about sixty Yards, as I have said above, to the New Bridge; and I am convinced that, from this Alteration, no Injury whatever would be done to the Trade in the Newport Street. The Person who is the Author of the fore- going, is not a Citizen, nor possessed of any Lands in the City is not bias'd by any par- tial or self- interested Views— adopts the Scheme of building over the Ford from a thorough Conviction of its Utility to the Public— from its being attended with lei's Expence, and infi- nitely less Inconvenience from the Advan- tages to the Country, in being freed from every Impediment from Floods and narrow Passes in coming into Town, and from the Advantage, Improvement, and Beautifying this great and opulent City thereby. WORCESTER, Thursday, February 22. The Assize of Bread is as follows, viz. Wheaten Houshold lb. oz dr. s. d. s. d. The Peck Loaf to weigh 17 6 o 1 7 I II The Half Peck - - 8 II o 3 I o u 1/ 2 The Quartern - - - 4 58| o 73/ 4° 53/ 4 lb oz lb oz cr Th; Two- penny Loaf, ---- 12 1 8 2 The: Penny, or 2 Halfpenny Loaves, o 9 o 12 I The Halfpenny Each Cake not to weigh less than foue Ounces eight Drams, the Fenny ditto nut left than nine Ounces ; and no other Sort of Bach Cakes to be made. By the excessive high Winds the latter End of last Week, in these Parts, many Buildings in the Country were stripped of their Covering and otherways much damaged, several Trees dismembered, and Windows dashed to Pieces; in particular, we hear, that at the Seat of Reginald Lygon, Esq; at Maddresfield, the entire Sashing of an Apartment in that Gentle- man's Mansion, was drove inwards, and shat- tered to Pieces; and that the whole Building was so terribly shook by the violent Gusts, that the Family were under the most fearful Appre- hensions of its being blown down. Letter from the celebrated JUNIUS To his Grace the D of G N. My LORD, IF I were personally your Enemy, I might pity and forgive you. You have every Claim to Compassion, that can arise from Misery and Distress. The Condition you are reduced to would disarm a private Enemy of his Resent- ment, and leave no Consolation to the most vin- dictive Spirit, but that such anObject, as you are, would disgrace the Dignity of Revenge. But in the Relation you have borne to this Coun- try, you have no Title to Indulgence; and, if I had followed the Dictates of my own Opi- nion, I never should have allowed you the Re- spite of a Moment. In your public Character, you have injured every Subject of the Empire ; and though an Individual is not authorised to forgive the Injuries done to Society, he is called upon to assert his separate Share in the public Resentment. I submitted however to the Judgement of Men, more moderate, perhaps more candid than myself. For my own Part, I do not pretend to understand those prudent Forms of Decorum, those gentle Rules of Dis- cretion, which some Men endeavour to unite with the Conduct of the greatest and most ha- zardous Affairs. Engaged in the Defence of an honourable Cause, I would take a decisive Part, — I should scorn to provide for a future Retreat, or to keep Terms with a Man, who preserves no Measures with the Public. Nei- ther the abject Submission of deserting his Post in the Hour of Danger, nor even the sacred Shield of Cowardice should protect him. I would pursue him through Life, and try the last Exertion of my Abilities to preserve the perishable Infamy of his Name, and make it immortal. What then, my Lord, is this the Event of all the Sacrifices you have made to Lord Bute's Patronage, and to your own unfortunate Am bition ? Was it for this you abandoned your earliest Friendships,— the warmest Connexions of your Youth, and all those honourable En- gagements, by which you once solicited, and might have acquired the Esteem of your Coun try ? Have you secured no Recompence for such a Waste of Honour? Unhappy Man! what Party will receive the common Deserter of all Parties ? Without a Client to flatter, without a Friend to console you, and with only one Companion from the honest House of Bloomsbury, you must now retire into a dread- ful Solitude, which you have created for your self. At the most active Period of Life, you must quit the busy Scene, and conceal yourself from the World, if you would hope to save the wretched Remains of a ruined Reputation. The Vices never fail of their Effect. They operate like Age— bring on Dishonour before it's Time, and in the Prime of Youth leave the Character broken and exhausted. Yet your Conduct has been mysterious, as well as contemptible. Where is now that Firmness, or Obstinacy, so long boasted of by your Friends, and acknowledged by your Ene- mies ? We were taught to expect, that you would not leave the Ruin of this Country to be compleated by other Hands, but were deter- mined either to gain a decisive Victory over the Constitution, or to perish, bravely at least, in the last Dike of the Prerogative. You knew the Danger, and might have been pro- vided for it. You took sufficient Time to pre- pare for a Meeting with your P t, to confirm the mercenary Fidelity of your De- pendants, and to suggest to your Sovereign a Language suited to his Dignity at least, if not to his Benevolence and Wisdom. Yet, while the whole Kingdom was agitated with anxious Expedition upon one great Point, you meanly evaded the Question, and, instead of the ex- plicit Firmness and Decision of a K—, gave us nothing but the Misery of a ruined Grazier, and the whining Piety of a Methodist. We had Reason to expect, that Notice would have been taken of the Petitions, which the K— has received from the English Nation ; and altho' I can conceive some personal Motives for not yielding to them, I can find none, in common Prudence or Decency, for treating them with Contempt. Be assured, my Lord, the English People will not tamely submit to this unworthy Treatment; — they had a Right to be heard, and their Petition:, if not granted, deserved to be considered. Whatever be the real Views and Doctrine of a Court, the S n should be taught to preserve some Forms of Attention to his Subjects, and if he will not redress their Grievances, not to make them a Topic of Jest and Mockery among Lords and Ladies of the Bedchamber. Injuries may be atoned for and forgiven ; but Insults admit of no Compensa- tion, They degrade the Mind in its own Es- teem, and force it to recover its Level by Re- venue. This Neglect of the Petitions was, however, a Part of your original Plan of Go- vernment, nor will any Consequences it has produced account for your deserting your S n, in the midst of that Distress, in which you and your new Friends had involved him. One would think, my Lord, you might have taken this spirited Resolution before you had dissolved the lad of those early Connexions, which once, even in your own Opinion, did attached to; — before you had discarded one Chancellor and k another. To what an abject Condition have you laboured to reduce the best of Princes, when the unhappy Man, who yields at last to such personal Instance and Solicitation, as never can be fairly employed against a Subject, feels himself degraded by his Compliance, and is unable to survive the disgraceful Honours, which his gracious S— n had compelled him to accept. He was a Man of Spirit, for he had a quick Sense of Shame, and Death has redeemed his Character. I know your Grace too well to appeal to your Feelings upon this Event; but there is another Heart, not yet, I hope, quite callous to the Touch of Humanity, to which it ought to be a dreadful Lesson for ever. Now, my Lord, let us consider the Situation to which you have conducted, and in which you have thought it adviseable to abandon your Royal Master. Whenever the People have complained, and nothing better could be said in Defence of the Measures of Government, it has been the Fashion to answer us, though not very fairly, with an Appeal to the private Vir- tues of our S n. Has he not, to relieve the People, surrendered a considerable Part of his Re- venue ! Has he not made the Judges independent by fixing them in their Places for Life? — My Lord, we acknowledge the gracious Principle, which gave Birth to these Concessions, and have nothing to regret, but that it has never been adhered to. At the End of seven Years, we are loaded with a Debt of above Five Hun- dred Thousand Pounds upon the Civil Lid, and we now fee the Chancellor of Great Bri- tain tyrannically forced out of his Office, not for Want of Abilities, not for Want of Inte- grity, or of Attention to his Duty, but for de- livering his honed Opinion in P — t, upon the greatest constitutional Question, that has arisen since the Revolution. — We care not to whose private Virtues you appeal; the Theory of such a Government is Falsehood and Mock- ery ; — the Practice is Oppression. You have laboured then ( though I confess to no Purpose) to rob your Master of the only plausible An- swer that ever was given in Defence of his Government;— of the Opinion, which the Peo ple had conceived of his personal Honour and Integrity The Duke of B— d was more moderate than your Grace. He only forced his Master to violate a solemn Promise made to an Individual. But you, my Lord, have suc- cessfully emended your Advice to every poli- tical, every moral Engagement, that could bind either the Magistrate or the Man. The Con- dition of a — is often miserable, but it re- quired your Grace's Abilities to make it con- temptible. You will fay perhaps that the faithful Servants, in whose Hands you have left him, are able to retrieve his Honour and to support his Government. You have publicly declared, ever since your Refignation, that you approved of their Measures, and admired their Characters, particularly that of the Earl of S- d-- b. What a Pity it is, that, with all this Approbation, you should think it necessary to separate yourself from such amiable Compa- nions ! You forget, my Lord, that while you are lavish in the Praise of Men whom you desert, you are publicly opposing your Con- duct to your Opinions, and depriving yourself of the only plausible Pretence you had for leaving your S-— n overwhelmed with Distress: I call it plausible, for, in Truth, there is no Reason whatsoever, less than the Frowns of your Master, that could justify a Man of Spirit for abandoning his Post at a Moment so critical and important. It is in vain to evade the Question. If you will not speak out, the Public have a Right to judge from Appearances. We are authorised to conclude, that you either differed from your Colleagues, whose Measures you still affect to defend, or that you thought the Administration of the K-—' s Affairs no longer tenable. You are at Liberty to choose between the Hypocrite and the Coward. Your bed Friends are in Doubt which Way they shall incline. Your Country unites the Cha- racters, and gives you Credit for them both For my own Part, I see nothing inconsistent in your Conduct. You began with betray- ing the People,— you conclude with b ing the K—. In your Treatment of particular Persons, you have preserved the Uniformity of your Character. Even Mr. Bradshaw declares, that no Man was ever so ill used as himself. As to the Provision you have made for his Family, he was intitled to it by the House he lives in. The Successor of one Chancellor might well pretend to be the Rival of another. It it the Breach of private Friendship which touches Mr. Bradshaw ; and, to say the Truth, when a Man of his Rank and Abilities had taken so active a Part in your Affairs, he ought not to have been let down at lad with a miserable Pension of Fifteen Hundred Pounds a Year, Colonel Luttrell, Mr. Onflow, and Mr. Bur- goyne, were equally engaged with you, and have rather more Reason to complain than Mr, Bradshaw. These are Men, my Lord, whose Friendship you should have adhered to on the same Principle, on which you deserted Lord Rockingham, Lord Chatham, Lord Camden, and the Duke of Portland. We can easily ac- count for your violating your Engagements yourself from Lord Sandwich, Lord Gower, and Mr. Rigby, or leave the three worthy Gen- tlemen abovementioned to shift for themselves ? With all the fashionable Indulgence of the Times, this Country does not abound in Cha- racters like theirs ; and you may find it a diffi- cult Matter to recruit the black Catalogue of your Friends. The Recollection of the Royal Patent you sold to Mr. Hine, obliges me to say a Word in Defence of a Man whom you have taken the most dishonourable Means to injure. I do not refer to the sham Prosecution which you af- fected to carry on against him. On that Ground, I doubt not, he is prepared to meet you with ten- sold Recrimination, and to set you at Defiance. The Injury you have done him affects hit moral Character. You knew that the Offer to purchase the Reversion of a Place, which has heretofore been sold under a Decree of the Court of Chancery, however imprudent in his Situation, would no Way tend to cover him with that Sort of Guilt which you wished to fix upon him in the Eyes of the World. You laboured then, by every Species of false Suggestion, and even by pub- lishing counterfeit Letters, to have it under- stood, that he had proposed Terms of Accom- modation to you, and had offered to abandon his Principles, his Party, and his Friends. You consulted your own Breast for a Character of consummate Treachery, and gave it to the Public for that of Mr. Vaughan. I think my- self obliged to do this Justice to an injured Man, because I was deceived by the Appearances thrown out by your Grace, and have frequently spoken of his Conduct with Indignation. If he really be, what I think him, honest, tho' mistaken, he will be happy in recovering his Reputation, tho' at the Expence of his Under- danding. Here, I fee, the Matter is likely to red. Your Grace is afraid to carry on the Pro- secution. Mr. Hine keeps quiet Possession of his Purchase; and G— v— rB — ne, re- lieved from the Apprehension of refunding the Money, fits down for the Remainder of his Life, INF- M-- S AND CONTENTED. I believe, my Lord, I may now take my Leave of you forever. You are no longer that resolute Minister, who had Spirit to support the mod violent Measures ; who compensated for the Want of great and good Qualities, by a brave Determination [ which some People ad- mired and relied on] to maintain himself with- out them. The Reputation of Obstinacy and Perseverance might have supplied the Place of all the absent Virtues. You have now added the lad Negative to your Character, and meanly confessed that you are destitute of the common Spirit of a Man. Retire, then, my Lord, and hide your Blushes from the World, for with such a Load of Shame, even BLACK may change its Colour. A Mind such as your's, in the solitary Hours of domestic Enjoyment, may dill find Topics of Consolation. You may find it in the Memory of violated Friendship; in the Afflictions of an accomplished Prince, whom you have disgraced and deserted, and, in the Agitations of a great Country, driven, by your Councils, to the Brink of Destruction. The Palm of ministerial Firmness is now transferred to Lord North. He tells us so him- self, with the Plenitude of the Ore rotundo; and I am ready enough to believe, that, while he can keep his Place, he will not easily be persuaded to resign it. Your Grace was the firm Minister of Yesterday. Lord North is the firm Minister of To- day. To- morrow, per- haps, his M y, in his Wisdom, may give us a Rival for you both. You are too well ac- quainted with the Temper of your late Allies, to think it possible that Lord North should be permitted to govern this Country. If we may believe common Fame, they have shewn him their Superiority already. His M y is indeed too gracious to insult his Subjects, by choosing his First Minister from among the Do- medics of the Duke of B d. That would have been too gross an Outrage to the three Kingdoms. Their Purpose however is equally answered by pushing forward this unhappy Fi- gure. and forcing it to bear the Odium of Mea- sures, which they in Reality direct. Without immediately appearing to govern, they possess the Power, and distribute the Emoluments of Government as they think proper. They still adhere to the Spirit of that Calculation, which made Mr. Luttrell Representative of Middle- sex. Far from regretting your Retreat, they assure us very gravely, that it increases the real Strength of the Ministry. According to this Way of Reasoning, they will probably grow stronger, and more flourishing, every Hour they exist ; for I think there is hardly a Day passes in which some one or other of his Ma- jesty's Servants does not leave them to improve by the Loss of his Assistance. But, alas! their Countenances speak a different Language. When the Members drop off, the main Body cannot be insensible of its approaching Disso- lution. Even the Violence of their Proceed- ings it a Signal of Despair. Like broken Te- nants, who have had Warning to quit the Pre- mises, they curse their Landlord, destroy the Fixtures, throw every Thing into Confusion, and care not what Mischief they do to the Estate. JUNIUS. By His Majesty's Letters Patent, Gran ted to WALTER LEAKE, of the City of London, P. P.) is recommended the Justly Famous PILL, called in the Patent, PILULA SALUTARIA; And there pronounced to be a Cure for the VENEREAL DISEASE, SCURVY, and RHEUMATISM. IN Fifteen or Eighteen Days it generally cures those cruel Disorders, and where it fails of perfectly restoring Health in that Time, the Patient has the happy Assurance that he or she is at the Eve of being so restored, let the Degree of Malignancy be ever so great. It is an Excellency peculiar to these Pills, to make directly to the complaining Parts, and enter into Contest with the offending Matter, which they soon dislodge and expell. They are declared, by Experience, to be a Preserver of Health, as well as a Restorer, by taking only eight single Pills ( as instructed by the Direction Bills) once or twice a Year In short, the Patentee has thy extraordinary Obligation to them, that what ever he promised himself from them they were sure to fulfil and exceed, as tho' 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 will keep good in all Climates any Length of Time, and effect a Cure even when Salivation fails. Sold by the Patentee at his House ( in Boxes of 2S. 6d. each) No. 16, Bride- Lane, Fleet Street, who effectually cures Gleets and Seminal Weaknesses : Also sold, by Appointment, by Mr. Hart, Druggist, in Wolverhampton ; Mess. Pearson and Co. in Birmingham; Mr. Monk, at Chester; Mr. Smart, in Ludlow; Mr Pugh, in Hereford; Mr. Raikes, in Gloucester; Mr. Hartlebury, in Tewkesbury ; Mr. Jaokson, in Oxford ; Mr. Keating, at his Shops in Strat- ford and Warwick; Mr. Luckman, in Coven- try ; and by the Printer of this Paper. A CAUTION to the PUBLIC. By the KING's PATENTS Dr. Walker's Patent Jesuits Drops, For which his Majesty was pleased to honour him with his Royal Letters Patent for England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Plantations. The great Success and Demand that is daily made for our never- failing genuine Jesuits Drops, which are the most certain, cheap, plea- sant, safe, effectual, and immediate Cure, ever discovered, for Gleets and Seminal Weaknesses, both Sexes ate subject to, though ever so obsti- nate, or ever so long standing, and by whatever Means occasioned ; and also for the Venereal Disease, from its flighted to its most malignant Symptoms. Likewise for the Gravel, Stone in the Bladder, and all Scorbutick Cases ever so long standing ; several Patients being deemed in- curable have found Relief after trying all other Medicines. Likewise all Nervous Disorders ; the Gont, Rheumatism, and all Disorders in the Stomach. — To be had at Our Warehouse. the King's Arms ( No. 45) opposite the Session's House Gate, Old- Baily, London ; and like wise at BERROW'S Printing- Office, near the Cross, in Worcester; and of the Distributors of this Paper, in Bottles of Two Shillings and Six- pence each. Where likewise is to be had Dr. Walker's Sperisick Purging Remedy, at 2s. 6d. per Pot. For your Healths Sake ask for Dr. WALKER'S PATENT JESUITS DROPS, that you may not be deceived with a Counterfeit, as you fee daily advertised.— Several Prosecutions are now carrying on against Impostors— Advice given gratis in all Cases, by J. WESSELS and Co. To Mr. Norton, Surgeon, Golden- Square. SIR, Pontefract, Oct. I, 1769. HAVING been afflicted with a violent scorbutic Disorder ever since I was II Years old, occasioned by a severe Surfeit I then got, every Spring and Fall, since that Time, I have either had ulcerous fore Legs or a violent Fever, till I took your Drops, which have entirely cured me. It is a Twelvemonth since I left off taking them, and have had no Return of my Disorder; on the contrary, I now enjoy a better State of Health than ever. You have my Leave to pub- lish this, in Justice to your Medicine, and for the Good of Mankind. I am, your humble Servant, THOMAS SMITH. Besides the above, there is a Number of Peo- ple in the Town and Neighbourhood of Ponte- fact, who to my Knowledge are cured by Mr. Norton's Drops; and who, though they will not allow theirCures to be published, may be referred toby applying tome, JOHN LINDLEY, Bookseller, at Pontesfract, Yorkshire. Any Person still doubtful of the Efficacy of this Medicine, may ( by applying to Mr. Norton, Surgeon, the Weft- Side of Golden- Square, near Piccadilly, London ; the only Author and Pro- prietor, where these Drops are fold in Bottles of Six Shillings each) be fully convinced of their good Effect, by being referred to many People of Credit, who have been cured of the Leprosy, Scurvy, Ulcers, the Evil, Fistulas, Piles, long;- continued Inflammations of the Eyes, and every other Disorder arising from a Foulness in the Blood. They may be taken in any Season with out the lead Inconvenience or Hindrance of Bu- siness. They also perfect Digestion, and amaz- ingly create an Appetite. 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