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Berrow's Worcester Journal

01/03/1770

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Date of Article: 01/03/1770
Printer / Publisher: H. Berrow 
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Berrow's Worcester Journal. THURSDAY, March 1, 1770. No. 3161. This Journal is published early in the Morning, and circulated in a very expeditious Manner ; and will always contain, besides the most material News published in the London Papers on Tuesday Night, many interesting Articles of Intelligence, not to be found in other Country Papers tall the Saturday or Monday following. SATURDAY'S POST. AMERICA. Quebec, December 27. WE hear from Montreal, that the Week before last forty- two Persons died, of the natural Small- Pox, which still continues to be extremely fatal; scarce two out of five, who are now seized with this dreadful Disorder, survive. Within these few Weeks there have been two hundred inoculated, and not one Death among them. Charles- town, South Carolina, Jan. 4. Yes- terday failed for London, the Ship London, Alexander Curling, Master, having on board one of the richest Cargoes shipped since the Peace, viz. 368 Casks, containing 139,1341b. of Indico; 26 Hogsheads and 290 Bundles of Deer- skins; 10 Casks, containing 40001b. of Bees- wax; four Casks of pot- ash ; 655 Barrels of Rice ; 300 Barrels of Pitch ; one Bag of Cotton; four Pipes and two Hogsheads of Madeira Wine ; 17 Tons of Brazilletto Wood ; five Bales of Cloth, and one Bale and one Cask of Silks ; returned Goods. COUNTRY NEWS. Bristol, Feb. 17. This Day the Captain and Mate of a Vessel from the Coast of Africa, were committed to Newgate, charged with the Mur- der of a Man and a Boy during the Voyage. Leeds, Feb. 20. A few Days ago an eminent Tradesman in York, in a Fit of Insanity, by the Help of an old Musket, some Gunpowder, and a red hot Poker ( for he had neither Flint nor any Kind of Ball) shot himself through the Head, and died immediately. L ON D ON. February 22. Yesterday Lord North moved for an Address to his Majesty, that he would be pleased to give Orders for all the Papers that have been re- ceived relative to the several associations formed on the Continent, to be laid before the House. And Monday the 5 th of March is fixed for the Consideration of that important Business. It was Yesterday likewise thrown out by the fame Person, in a certain Place, that three of the Revenue Acts would be repealed, and the others stand. We are credibly informed that Edward Thur- loo, Esq; King's Council, is appointed his Ma- jesty' 6 Solicitor General, in the Room of John Dunning, Esq; who has resigned. We hear there is already above 200,0001. in Arrears again on the Civil List. It is said a Gentleman has undertaken to make it appear, that there has been an Embez- zlement to the Amount of 8000I. of the Money for the Militia of a certain County. We hear a certain patriotic Gentleman still keeps his determined Resolution Of paying no Taxes in a particular- County. We hear that in a late Debate in a certain Society, a M-- r famous for his oratorical Powers, among other Flourishes of Rhetoric, declared that a certain very amiable Lady of the highest Distinction, " was both artful and ambitious." Whereupon, being called to Order by the President, he begged to explain himself, \ Vhen he continued " I say, Sir, her M is very artful in securing his M ' s Affection, — and she is equally ambitious to let the World know it." This happy Turn gained him a general Plaudit. It is now confidently asserted that a Great Personage has signified his Intention to two or three different Persons of Rank, of soon visiting his German Dominions: And it is said his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland will accompany the above Great Personage. The Reason assigned for a Great Personage's Resolution not to fee any more Theatrical Re- presentations, except Oratorios, this Season, is, that the latter are not frequented by so many of those who are stiled the Mob, as the former; consequently his M —— y will not be so liable to Insults at the one, as at the other. The last Time his M y was at the Representation of a Play, it is said, a Fellow had the Audacity, and savage Rudeness, to throw an Orange at him, but fortunately missed his Aim. A great Personage being obliged by his Counsel's Direction, to write a formulary Letter the other Day, to a certain Lady of Quality, relative to their Cause in the Prerogative Court, when the Advocate came to read the Epistle over, he found it begin, " My dearest Angel," and ended, " Eternally yours," and it was with much ado his — could be prevailed on to alter it, declaring it was im- possible for him to write to the Lady in any other Style. We hear it is proposed to take Out a Com — mission of Bankruptcy against a certain impo- litick political Baronet, and, in Cafe of his Non - Appearance, to proceed immediately against him upon the Statute of Outlawry. A Spanish War is now the Subject of gene- ral Conversation ; and the Court of Lisbon is under such serious Apprehensions about it, that our Minister is now again treated with great Respect, and a commercial and defensive Treaty is upon the Carpet, whereby our Merchants will obtain Redress for all their Grievances: On the other Hand, we are to assist his Most Faithful Majesty with a certain Number of Troops, if attacked by Spain. It was strongly reported Yesterday Morning at Whitehall, that Dispatches of a very serious Nature had been received from our Ambassador at Madrid, relative to a Squadron of Spanish Men of War, with several Regiments on board, that had sailed to the West- Indies, designed, as it was believed, against Jamaica. And we are assured, that Orders have been sent to Ports- mouth for sitting out immediately a Squadron of Observation for the Weft- Indies. It is affirmed, that a large Body of Troops will be immediately sent to Bengal, for the Security of the British Government in that Quarter of the World. Three capital Men of War are ordered to be got ready with the utmost Expedition for the Newfoundland Station, and are to take on board a Quantity of Ordnance and other Stores for the better Security of that Island. If we may judge from the naval and military Preparations making by almost every great Power of Europe, it requires no great Depth of political Discernment to discover, that a general War is every where speedily expected The Conclusion of a late Speech against entering into a War:...." A Load of Taxes, such as this Nation never felt ; less Trade than has been known within the Memory of Man ; fewer Men fit either for critical Negotiations, or great Commands, than ever we had; Actions ready to make a War at Home, with a Party Spirit that will sacrifice all Things to itself; a general Want of Esteem and Respect for Su- periors ; Jealousies and fears in the Hearts of the best affected Men ; and a growing Opinion amongst good People, that we have no God with us." A Correspondent abjures us, that the Grand Signor has publicly declared, that if the British Court assists the Empress of Russia with any Ships of War, or other naval Aid, so as the Turkish Ships of War be taken or any Ways damaged by such Assistance, he will order the British Ambassador to be impaled alive, in the most public and conspicuous Place in all Con- stantinople. A Letter from Paris, Feb. 5, fays, " Letters just received from Spain advise, that at the De- parture of the Port a strong Report prevailed, that there had been an Insurrection in Portugal " The Province of South Carolina having fet the patriotic Example, the Society of the Bill of Rights are in daily Expectation of some con- siderable Subscriptions from America, in Con sequence of their circular Letters which were sent some Time ago. Yesterday the Sessions began at the Old Baily, when twenty- five Prisoners were tried, one of whom was capitally convicted, viz. Joseph Nicholls, for robbing Edward Smith, in Stoney Field, of a Hat, a Purse, and some small Pieces of Silver Coin.; sixteen were cast for Transportation, and eight acquitted. Yesterday a Woman, in Elliot's Court, in the Old Baily, was taken into Custody, being charged with cruelly beating and starving her Apprentice Girl. She was carried before the Lord Mayor, at the Old Baily, who committed her to Wood- street Compter, and a Bill of In- dictment was immediately found against her ; but she will not be tried till next Sessions, in order to fee if the poor Girl can recover. It appeared, on the Examination of the Mistress, that she had often beaten the Girl inhumanly, and afterwards chained her to a Post in the back Part of her House, where she kept her without Food ; but her Neighbours used to throw Provisions out of their Windows to her ; and Yesterday Morning, finding her in the fame unhappy Situation, where she had been all Night, they found Means to convey her away, unknown to her Mistress : When the Girl was brought before his Lordship, she was so weak that she could hardly speak, and seemed in strong Convulsions. His Lordship ordered her to be taken into the Kitchen, and nourishing Things given to her, but her Re- covery is doubtful. She was put out Appren- tice by the Officers of St. Pancras Workhouse, by whom the Prosecution is carried on. The following very extraordinary Affair may be depended upon : — A Gentleman who lives at Hampstead, being to set off for Northamp- tonshire, went into a Room he intended to lock up, in order to shut the Windows ; into which he was followed by a little black Spaniel Dog, belonging to a Neighbour : He did not know the Creature was with him, and leaving the Room, 4ocked him in it. He staid in Northamp- tonshire twenty- four Days. when coming back, and having Occasion to open the Door of this Room, something immediately rushed out, and ran down Stairs, which, to the Gentleman's Astonishment, proved to be the little Dog. Upon opening the Window, he found the Leather Covering of twelve Chairs, which were in the Room, entirely eaten off, as well as several Pictures eaten, which lay on the Floor. The Dog was observed to go imme- diately to a Pond near the House to drink, where he would probably have burst himself, had he not been driven away. He then went directly back again to the House, not seeming to have suffered in the least by this most extra- ordinary Accident. Extract of a Letter from Islay, in Scotland, Feb. 3. " Two lamentable Accidents happened in this Part of the Country lately. A large Boat returning from the main Land to the Island of Muck, with nine Persons on board, was over- set in a violent Gale of Wind, and all the poor People were drowned. The fame Day another Boat, loaded with Beer, and four Men and a Woman on board, belonging to the same Place, was lost, and all on board perished. By these melancholy Accidents, that unlucky Island was, in one Day, deprived of most of its In habitants ; there only now remaining on the Island fix Men, and twenty- four fatherless Children." SOUTH WALES CIRCUIT. John Williams, Esq; and William Whitaker, his Majesty's first Serjeant at Law. Radnorshire, Monday, April 2, at Presteign. Breconshire, Saturday, 7, at Brecon. Glamorganshire, Saturday, 14, at Cowbridge. Worcester, February 15, 1770. WILLIAM FITZER, Nephew and Successor to Mrs. HANNAH Tea - DEALER, and DAVIS, GROCER, 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 Stock 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 same 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 fame being duly executed upon the lowest Terms, and gratefully acknowledged, by Their most bumble 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. AMATCH of COCKS will be sought 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 on Tuesday the 6th of March, and fight the three following Days. KING and LINGARD, FEEDERS. Presented.] The Rev. George Beaver, B. D. Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, to the Rectory of Trent, in the County of So- merset, and Diocese of Bath and Wells. Married.] Mr. John Gimblett, of Birm- ingham, to Miss Ann Poultney, the youngest Daughter of John Poultney, Esq; Mr. James Greatrex, of Manchester, to Miss Jackson, of Hatfield. - At Preston, in Lancashire, Mr. Mavald, Upholsterer, in Princes- street, to Miss Hodgson, of the first- mentioned Place : It is remarkable they were married at the small remaining Part of the Altar, amidst the Ruins of the Church, which had fallen down to the Ground a few Days before. — William Moly- neux, Esq; to Miss Elizabeth Simpson, of Henrietta- street, Cavendish- square. Died. ] In Clement's- lane, Dr. Nicholas Munckley, one of the Physicians of Guy's Hospital, Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the College of Physicians. — At Holt, in Nor- folk, Mr. William Baldwin, Surgeon. Mr. Homer, many Years a Drug Broker of this City. - In Manchester, Mr. John Wilson, a very considerable Manufacturer. - In Park- street, Thomas Gibson, Esq;— At his Seat in Carmarthenshire, Sir William Griffith, Bart. — In Drury- lane, Mr. Nicholas Voss, Builder. At Knightsbridge, Marlow Hopkins, Esq. WORCESTER, Feb. 21, 1770. 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. 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 stand 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 ail 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 belt Accommodation, and a grateful Acknowledg- ment being ever shewn by Their obliged and most obedient humble Servant, ANN JOLLY. To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, TWO Estates, situate in Stoke, near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. One is now in the Occupation of Joseph Deakin, or his Undertenants, and consists of a capital Messuage, and Conveniencies fit for a Gentleman's Family, ( besides the Farm House) with a good Farm around it, and borders on Stoke Heath. The other Farm is in the Occupation of John Bri- tain, through which runs a fine Stream, whereupon are a good Stack of Mills. These Estates ate Copyhold of Inheritance, and are esteemed the best Copyhold Tenure in the Kingdom.—— They were the Property of the late Mr. Thomas Cookes, deceased. The Sale is intended to be at Lady- Day next, or sooner; before which the Particulars will be more fully advertised, and which may, in the mean Time, be known by apply- ing 40 Mr. John Key, of Birmingham ; Mr. Thomas Bond, of Lichfield ; Mr. Key, of Tanworth ; or Mr. Hunt, of Stratford upon Avon. 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 Inst. at the House of John Glover, at Hamstalls, in the Parish of Astley, in the County of Worcester, Neat new well- built Brick House A 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 arc situate in a clean, dry, pleasant, and healthy Soil, on the Banks of the River Severn, and, though well cultivated, still improvable. The Tenant will shew the Premises. And for further Particulars enquire of Mr. Thorneloe, in Worcester. MILK of ROSES. BEING a new discovered Preparation, which gives Way to no other whatever, in pri- vate or publick Use, as has been already ex- perienced by some of the highest Rack in this Kingdom : There is no Roughness or Redness on the Skin whether occasioned by Wind, Sun, or Eruptions from Heats, Surfeits, & c that it does not remove and ( often; smooths and whitens the Skin to a more delicate and far greater De- gree than can be conceived from so innocent a Preparation, being entirely Vegetables, and equally innocent to Rose Water, The above is not only the most friendly Preserver and Clearer of the Skin to the Fair- Sex. but is also of infinite Use to Gentlemen after shaving, especially those whose Faces are apt to be rough and fore after that Operation. The most agreeable Effect it has also on Chil- dren and young Persons has rendered various Efforts to counterfeit it; but, as fordid and base: Minds are found, who counterfeit the current Coin of Kingdoms, there is no Wonder such should be found to counterfeit private Property, especially Articles much in Esteem by the Pub- lic ; to prevent which, for the future, a full and concise Bill of Richard Warren's Perfume Shop, in Coventry- Street, near the Hay- Market, will be given with each Bottle, and in all Places where it is appointed to be sold Price 3s. 6d. Sold also by H. Berrow, Printer, in Wor. cester, and may be had of the Men who deliver this News Paper. Of whom may likewise be had, Richard Warren's only true origin I British Powder for cleansing and preserving the Teeth and Gums, to the latest Date of Life. Price is. Also Dr. John Lord's well- known infallible Corn. Salve, which never yet failed of giving present Ease and perfect Cure to all Sorts of Corns, Price is. 6d- With several other Sorts of Warren's Perfumery Goods, as cheap as in London. Arrived two Mails from Holland. Constantinople, January 3. AN Express from the . Army. arrived here the 20th of last Month, with the News that Hali Pacha had ta- ken Possession of the Post of Grand Vizir, and had sent his Predecessor Moldavangi into Exile; it is assured he is sent to Lemnos. We have received Advice that three of our Pachas, after having assembled, near Galatsch, a Body of near 50,000 Men, to drive the Enemy out of Moldavia, and punish the Inha- bitants, had been routed by the Ruffians with superior Forces, and pursued as far as the Da- nube, with a Loss of some Thousands of Men. Warsaw, Feb. 7. They write from the Head Quarters of the Count de Romanzow at Laticzow, that a large Body of Russian Infan- try, commanded by General potemken, and another of Cavalry, under the Command of General Podhoryczani, attacked the Turks the 14th of last Month, and that after a very sharp Engagement, the Enemy, though much superior in Number, were obliged to retire, leaving 2000 Men on the Place. The same Advices add, that General Stoffelen was march- ing to Ibrailow, being determined to take that Place at any Rate, and that the Grand Vizir, with a numerous Army, was actually on the other Side of the Danube. COUNTRY NEWS. Bath, Feb. 22. Tuesday last some detached Particles of Gunpowder, which lay on the Floor of the House of John Tucker, a Coal- Miner, at Kilmerton in this County, were set on Fire by his Son, a Boy about four or five Years old, which communicating to a large Quantity that was in the same Room, the Whole went off with a violent Explosion, and laid greatest Part of the House in Ruins. There was no other Person in the House than the Boy before mentioned, his Mother, and a young Child in a Cradle; the former was burnt in so terrible a Manner, that it is thought he cannot survive, and the Mother had one of her Breasts burnt; but the young Child was preserved in the most providential Manner, without receiv- ing the least Hurt, notwithstanding the Ruins of the House were so lodged on the Cradle, that there was no other Way of saving the Child, but cutting away one Side of the Cra- dle. A Silver Tea- Spoon, several Pieces of Money, & c. were afterwards found at a con- siderable Distance. The House adjoining re- ceived very material Injury, but happily no other Accident happened. LONDON, February 24. St. James's, Feb. 24. His Majesty has been pleased to appoint the Right Honourable Sir Edward Hawke, Knight of the Bath, John Buller, Esq; the Right Honourable Henry Viscount Palmerston, of the Kingdom of Ire- land, Charles Spencer, Esq; commonly called Lord Charles, Spencer, the Right Honourable Wilmot Viscount Lisburne, of the Kingdom of Ireland, and Francis Holburne and James Fox, Esqrs. to be his Commissioners for exe- cuting the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, Ireland, & c. Gazette. We hear that the Hon. George Greville, Son of the Earl of Warwick, is appointed one of the Lords of Trade, in the room of Lord Lis- burne, lately appointed a Lord of the Admiralty. Judge Blackstone has had the Honour of Knighthood conferred on him. Wednesday last the Hon. Mr. Charles Dillon, Nephew to the Earl of Litchfield, was chosen Member for Westbury, Wilts, vacant by the Promotion of Sir William Blackstone. It is said that the Recorder of the City of London will be appointed Solicitor to the Queen, in the Room of Mr. Justice Blackstone. We hear that Yesterday the Hon. Mr. Thynne, Brother to Lord Weymouth, kissed his Majesty's Hand on being appointed Trea- surer of the King's Privy Chamber, in the Room of Sir Gilbert Elliot, Bart. Yesterday the Earl of Halifax kissed his Ma- jesty's Hand on being appointed Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal, in the Room of the Earl of Bristol. The Reason assigned for not disposing sooner of the important Office of Lord Privy seal, is, that the same was intended to be conferred on the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in case he should not be continued in that high Office ; which, till very lately, was a moot Point. — Hence, it seems, that his Excellency is not so unpopular as to make him infill on being re- called from that Kingdom. Had his Excel- lency come home, and been appointed Lord Privy Seal, the Earl of Rochford would have been sent to Ireland in his Stead, and the Earl of Halifax would have succeeded the latter, as Secretary of State for the Northern Depart- ment. We are well informed, that the daily Advice of a certain Lady in Pall- Mall, to her Son, not far from St. James's, is, " Be firm Ge y : Whatever you do, be firm." It is confidently reported, that the Minority will not attend a certain Club any more this Season. A curious Correspondent writes Word, that several Drafts, exactly of Five Hundred Pounds a- piece, amounting in the Whole to near Twenty Thousand Pounds, have stept forth from a certain great Office near the Park since the 1st of this Month. sembly the contested Election for the County of Pembroke, which did not break up till near Twelve o'Clock, occasioned by many warm Debates upon the Partiality of the returning officer and the base Tenure of Freehold Lea ses. A Motion for Adjournment being made by Mr. D — w — l, was carried by a Majority of 96 to 69. Though it is a constant Resolution of the House of Commons, at the Beginning of every Session, " That it is an high Infringement of the Privileges of the House, for any Peers of the Realm to intermeddle with the Elections of the Members of it," yet, it is well known, that very little Regard hath been paid to it, as many Peers of the Realm have not only intermed- dled with the Elections of Members of Parlia- ment, but even nominated great Numbers of them. Last Night Mr. Michael Lovell, Chairman of the Livery, met the Committee, when it was unanimously agreed to petition the Court of Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common- council, which is expected to be held next Thursday, for a Common- Hall, in order to carry up a Re- monstrance to his Majesty, as no Answer has been given to the Livery's Petition. It is strongly reported, that the aditional Duty on Porter will be taken off and made good by taxing some Article of Luxury. We hear that it will be proposed to pay off the 3 1 - half per Cent. Stock 1756, which will amount to 1,500,000l. and also Exchequer Bills to the Amount of 1,500,000l, The above Sums are to be paid out of the Interest of the Sinking Fund. ANECDOTE of the Hon. C. J. Fox, Esq;, second Son to L— d H d. — Some Time before L— d H d's Trip to the Continent, when the public Defaulter was the general Subject of Conversation, as he, his Lady, and second Son were in the Coach, going to H d- House, my Lord asked his Son, jocosely, What the World thought of him ? The other ex- cused himself for some Time, observing that he might be angry with him if he told the Truth, which the other assured him he should not, let it be what it would. " Why then, Sir, ( says Mr. F- x) they say there is not a greater R e unhanged." And pray. Sir, returned the Father ( with greatEmotion) where is your Spirit to resent such an Injury?— " My Lord, ( replied the Son) I should by no Means want Spirit to resent any Injury offered my Fa- ther, as I look upon it the same as to myself; nor should any single Person dare to mention it with Impunity. But surely, my Lord, you would not have me fight every Body. The late Premier was, at one Part of his Life, so addicted. to Gaming, that he lost his Seat of E — n- Hall one Night to the late Duke of C d, who generously returned it to him, on Condition of his never losing above an Hundred Pounds after at one Sitting. By Letters from several Parts of the Country we are informed of the General Resolution of celebrating the Day of Mr. Wilkes's En- largement. Whatever may have been said, the Ministry are not a little alarmed at the warlike Prepa- rations now making in France and Spain, which, it is thought, has been the Subject of several late Cabinet Councils. Some very important Advices are said to have been received Yesterday at the Earl of Hillsbo- rough's Office from North America, relative to the Steps which the Colonists are preparing to take for extending their Trade to the most distant Parts independent of England. A Letter from Marblehead in New England, dated Jan. 4, says, " The Goods imported from London, the last Fall, are now opened; and all the Importers in this Town, that came into the Agreement of Non- Importation, or that gave their Honours to conform to it, that had Goods come to their Hands on their own Accounts, or Commissions, which were not ad- mitted by the said Agreement for carrying on the Cod- Fishery, have been delivered up to the Committee, and stored ; but some few Impor- ters of Goods from Great Britain refuse coming into the said Agreement, or storing the Goods they imported last Fall that are not accepted in the said Agreement, but persist in offering of them for Sale, contrary to the Spirit and Practice of almost all the Importers of British Manufactures in America ; thereby demon- strating to the Public, that they sordidly prefer their private Interest to the public Good." New York has at length set a glorious Ex- ample, by giving Leave for a Bill to be brought in, to determine Elections by Ballot. - We hope this Country will adopt a Measure, so evidently calculated to advance the public Weal. Letters from Paris, which arrived by Yes- terday's Mail assert, that the Khan of Tartary had fallen upon a Body of 8000 Russians near Soroka, and, after an obstinate Dispute, en tirely routed them. Letters from Amsterdam seem to confirm the above Account, as they mention that General Romanzow had dispatched a Body of 5000 Men to the Assistance of his advanced Guard, but that the Floods hindered them from passing the Neister, the opposite Banks of which ap- peared to be covered with Tartars, who were again determined to penetrate into New Servia. We hear that several Couriers, with a great Number of Presents, have been dispatched from Paris for Morocco, charged with Inflec- tions to spirit up that, and several other pirati- cal States, to oppose the Russian Fleet in the Mediterranean. Royal East- lndiaman, Capt. Carr, outward- bound, in a hard Gale of Wind, off the Rocks of Scilly. The Neptune, Watts from N. Carolina to London, sailed on the 4th of September last, being the Day before the violent Storm on that Coast, and it is thought that all perished. The Mary, Soward, from Jamaica for Dub- lin, sailed from Jamaica the 26th of July last, and has not been heard of since. The Polly and Betsey, Brewton, from Geor- gia to London, is entirely lost. The Captain and Part of the Crew are drowned. Two English Ships, from London to Chester and Dublin, are lost near La Hogue. The Mary, Power, from Dublin to Bour- deaux, is lost on the Coast of France; the Ship is gone to Pieces, but it is thought that some Part of the Cargo will be saved. The Knight, late Dennison, from Liverpool to Africa, is lost near Fornbe. We are informed that the true Reason why a Commission of Bankrupt hath been issued out against Mr. William Williams, of Llan- dovery, in Carmarthenshire, who is charged with the Murder of Mr. Powell, was, in order that his Creditors might recover their Debts, before his Effects, in case of Conviction, should fall to the Crown. Lady G r is now at the House of her Mother, Lady Harriot Vernon, in Saville- Row. Wednesday Night the celebrated Musician, Signior Galini, of the King's Theatre in the Hay- market, was set upon by two Footpads, near the Turnpike on the Surry Side of West- minster Bridge, in his Sedan Chair ; on which he swore he would not be robbed, but offered them a Half- Guinea to drink his Health, which they accepted, and made off without insisting on any more, though Mr. Galini had a Gold Watch and upwards of 50I. in Cash about him. A few Evenings ago some Sharpers found Means to get into the House of Miss Bradshaw, in Parliament- street, and carried away Plate to the Amount of upwards of 300I. On Wednesday Morning a Woman, near Princess- Street, Lambeth, was found lying over the Grate burnt to Death. It is supposed she fell upon the Fire in a Fit. She was far gone with Child. The Neighbour who first went in was so terrified by the Sight that she has been in almost continual Fits ever since. On Saturday Morning, about Five o'clock, a dreadful Fire broke out at Mallendine, near Bishop- Stortford, in Hertfordshire; and the Wind being very violent, nine Houses were in a short Time entirely consumed, together with most of the Furniture and other Effects, to a considerable Amount. Yesterday Morning about One o'Clock, a Fire was discovered in the Bed Chamber of a Gentlewoman in a House in Crown- Court, in the Old Change, by a Person who lived oppo- site, who not being able to make her hear, the Door was broke open; when it was discovered that all the Furniture was destroyed except the Bedstead and Part of the Bedding; the Cur- tains were in Flames, and the Gentlewoman was so sound asleep that she could not be awaked, but was taken out of her Bed asleep with no other Hurt but the Hair of her Head and Cap being much singed. By timely Assistance of the Neighbours the Fire was extinguished without doing any further Damage. Also Yesterday, about Five o'Clock in the Afternoon, another Fire broke out in the Sugar House of Mr. Boltmires, Sugar Baker, in Rat- cliff- Highway, which consumed the same, and greatly damaged the adjoining House, with the White Bear, a Public House, The Loss by this Fire is computed at 5000l. About thirty Persons were buried under the Ruins, seven of whom were dug out alive this Morning, but are since dead. Thursday twenty- five Prisoners were tried at the Old Baily, fourteen of whom were cast for Transportation, and eleven acquitted. And Yesterday twelve Prisoners were tried at the Old Baily, three of whom were capitally convicted, viz. William Warricker, for rob- bing Mrs. Alderman on the King's Road, Chelsea, of a Quarter of a Guinea and a Sattin Cloak; Matthew Kennedy, and Patrick his Brother, for the wilful Murder of John Bigby, a Watchman, on Westminster Bridge. Three were cast for Transportation, and six acquitted. Letters from Newcastle advise, that a Man was lately hanged there, for breaking into the Dwelling- House of Joseph Simmonds, Esq; of that Place. His own Father was also con- cerned in the Robbery, and would have suf- fered, but he turned Evidence against his SON which saved his own Life. Married.] Mr. Wm. Bullock, of Chepstow, Monmouthshire, to Miss Elizabeth Pomphrey, Daughter of the late George Pomphrey, Esq; of Stoke Bishop.— The Rev. Dr. Blair, Pre- bendary of Westminster, to Miss Darby, Daugh- ter of Colonel Darby. — Mr. John Borrick, Coal- Merchant, to Miss Molly Maxfield, eldest Daughter of Mr. Maxfield, of Little Queen- Street, Painter to his Majesty.— Mr. Humphrys, a wealthy Farmer at Beckingham in Kent, to Miss Parrier of the same Place. Died.] Price Clutton, Esq; of Kinnersley, Herefordshire, lately sworn High Sheriff of that County. He is succeeded in Estate by James Clutton, Esq; his only Brother.— At Gloucester, Mr. Tyler, Plumber and Glazier. — In Welbeck- street, Cavendish- square, James Marshall, Esq.— At Mitcham, in Surry, Ni- cholas Constable, Esq. — At Little Chelsea, Thomas Jones, Esq. AT the Guild- Hall in Worcester, on Thursday the 15th of March Instant, ( being in the Assize Week) will be performed SHAKESPEARE'S ODE, WITH THE Music, Songs, and Accompanyments, As performed at the JUBILEE at Stratford ; With a Representation of the Orchestra, in which will be an elegant Portrait of SHAKESPEARE, fix Feet high. The Recital of the ODE to be humbly at tempted by Mr. DOWNING, from the Theatre in Norwich ; with an introductory poetical PRELUDE. To begin at Six o'Clock. After the ODE will be a BALL, gratis, to such as oblige him with their Company at the Performance. TICKETS, at 6d. each, to be had at Hooper's Coffee- House ; at Mr. Lewis's and Mr. Ganidge's, Book- sellers, in the High- Street; and at Mr. Crump's, in the Angel- Lane. The Ode, with the Songs, to be had at Mr. lewis's, price 6d. February 28th, 1770. ALL Persons who stand indebted to the Estate and Effects of RICHARD GLOVER late of Inkberrow, in the County of Worcester, deceased, are required forthwith to pay their respective Debts to either of his Executors, Samuel Gower and John Steward, of Inkber- row aforesaid, otherwise they will be sued for the same : And all Persons who have any De- mands on the said Estate and Effects of the said RICHARD GLOVER, are desired to send the Particulars of the same to either of the said Executors, in order that such Demands may be satisfied To be SOLD by AUCTION, Betwixt the Hours of One and Three in the Af- ternoon, on Wednesday next, the 7tb Day of March Instant, at the House of George Soley, at Copcor Elm, in the Parish of Salwarp, in the County of Worcester, subject to such Con- ditions as in will be then and there produced, TWO Hundred and Twenty- five large TIMBER TREE, now marked and numbered, Handing on Mr. Thomas Dugard's Estate at Brown- Heath, in the Parish of Martin Hussingtree : One Hundred and Ninety- fix Oaks, Seventeen Elms, and Twelve Poplars. The Tenant will shew the Timber ; and for further Particulars enquire of Mr. William Woodouse, of Sal- warp aforesaid. To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, On Thursday the 8th Day of March Inst. at the Angel Inn, in Sidbury, in the City of Wor- cester, between the Hours of Twelve and Three, ( if not fold before by private Contract sub- ject to such Conditions as will be then and there produced, * r Substantial and commodious A Dwelling- House ( held by Lease under the Dean and Chapter or Worcester) pleasantly situated and now College Church yard, in Worcester in the Occapation 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 same Place, Attorney at Law. On Thursday the 22d Day of March Inst at the Talbot Inn, in Newnbam's- Bridge in the To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, 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. TO BE LETT, And may be Entered upon at Lady Day next, A Messuage, with convenient Out Buildings, and a large Garden thereto adjoining, situate in Pershore, in the County of Worcester, and fit for a Gentleman or a Tradesman. Further Particulars may be had by applying to Mr. Best, or Mr. Young, Attorney at Law, both in Pershore. TO BE LETT, And may be Entered upon at Lady- Day next, A Dwelling - 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. Nansan. For further Particulars apply to Mr. Gilbert Brookes, in the Town Ditch, Worcester; or to Mr. Wheeler, Attorney at Law, at Wintersold, near Kidderminster. Mr. Nansan will shew the Premisses. Stratford upon Avon. TO BE LETT, And Entered upon at Lady - Day next, A Very commodious sashed House, situated in Chapel- Street, consisting of a good Hall, a handsome wainscoted Parlour, with a Marble Chimney- piece, a large Kitchen, four Bed- Chambers, neatly fitted up with Paper Hangings, Wash- boards, Chimney- pieces, and Brass Locks on the Doors; with three Garrets, four Celars a Pantry, and Brewhouse ; a walled Garden, with a Summer- house in the same, and Sittings in the Church and Chapel. Also to be Lett, at Tanworth, and entered upon as above, A very neat HOUSE, with very good Vaults for the keeping of Liquors, together with a Brewhouse Stable, and Garden. This House is well situated for a Gen- tleman, Surgeon and Apothecary, or a Public House.---- Tanworth is a large and pleasant Village, eight computed Miles from Warwick, Birmingham, and Stratford, seven from Bromsgrove and Alcester, and three from Henley. -- All the real Necessaries of Life may be had there, as good and cheap as in any Market Town in the County of Warwick. For Particulars enquire of Mr. Mortiboys, of Strat- ford aforesaid. SEVERAL Journeymen Jewellers, in the Buckle Way. Good Workmen will meet with Encouragement and constant Employ, by applying to Thomas Hicks, Jew- eller, in Worcester. N. B. An Apprentice to the Jewelling Business is wanting; with whom a Premium will be expected. Wanted Immediately, TWO Journeymen Breeches- Makers. Those that are good Workmen may meet with a constant Seat of Work, by applying to William Thompson, Breeches- Maker, in Goose- Lane, Worcester. THURSDAY's POST. ( By EXPRESS from LONDON.) Arrived the Mail from FRANCE. Frontiers of Hungary, Jan. 2. WE learn from all Parts that the Rus- sians have been obliged to raise the Siege of Bender, after an immense Loss from the Besieged, Diseases, and incessant Skirmishes of the Tartars, who attacked them in their Retreat, and have repeatedly defeated several Corps; the Remains of the Russians arrived in a very bad State at Balta, and the Tartars are divided into two Corps, one of which had already pas- sed the Lines of New Servia when these Ad- vices came away, and the other was in March along the Niester, and had already reached Kalus, from whence they attacked the Rear of the Russians, who remain in Moldavia. We at length learn that the Turks re- appear in Numbers beyond the Danube; and we con- clude that their Motions are concerted with those of the Tartars. Frontiers of Transilvania, Jan. 25. We have just learnt that a large Body of Ottoman Troops ( having passed the Danube) has defeated a Russian Detachment near Galatz, and have ta- ken that Place Sabre in Hand ; whilst another Body took, by Assault, that of Bucherest, after driving away the Detachment that covered it. The Turks have massacred all the Enemies they found, and a great Number of Turks, who had joined the Russians. They afterwards spread themselves in Walachia; and we have just heard, from two Officers who were upon the Spot, that no other Russians remain in that Province than the Garrison of Braita, who are cut off from all Communication, and who would be obliged to yield, if the Turks would profit of the favourable Moment. LONDON, February 27. Carleton- House, Feb. 24. This Day M. de Mello e Carvalho, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Portugal, had a private Audience of her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales. Lond. Gaz. We are now assured from good Authority, that Maunday Thursday, the 12th of April, is fixed for the Prorogation of Parliament. Conferences between a great Lady in Pall- Mall and her Son, are now more frequent than ever; scarce a Morning passes, as well as Even- ing, but they see each other. it is with Pleasure we are authorised to assure the Public, that a great Personage has deter- mined to be so far his own Minister, as to re- ward the Attachment of his Friends by nomi- nating them HIMSELF to Office. Among other Proofs of this no less patriotic than truly royal Determination, is the Appointment of a respec- table Earl's Son to a Seat at the Board of Trade. It was offered without Application ; it was ac- cepted on an equally disinterested Footing. When Ministers are so cordially attached to their Sovereign, that they are happy in his indulging a Disposition to bestow unsolicited Favour, they deserve to be supported, and they must have the Confidence of the People from the Disinterestedness of their Conduct. We are well informed, that in a late Con- ference between a Great Personage and a late popular Commander, on the Subject of his political Principles, which have been lately altered, the former was so extremely pathetic in lamenting the Loss of so valuable a Servant, and expressed so much personal Regard for him, that it drew Tears from both Parties. We are credibly informed that the Great Seals have been offered to Sir Fletcher Norton, and the Terms that he proposes accepting the same are, that he shall be created an Earl, and in cafe of being taken away, to enjoy a Pension of Three Thousand Pounds per Annum, which, it is said, will be agreed to after the Proroga- tion of the present Parliament. The present Contention between the People and their Representatives, is of such a Nature, as calls for the immediate Interposition of the regal Power ; for as the Interests of the King and People are one and the same, and insepa- rable, so he mull suffer, if his Subjects do. It is a Contention of the most alarming Nature, and may, if not soon remedied in a constituti- onal Way, find a Remedy for itself in a Disso- lution of the Constitution. The King hath most to lose, and therefore is most interested to make Use of that constitutional Interposition which is in his Power, and which may prevent the fatal Effects of an intestine Commotion. Petitions, disregarded, may beget Remon- strances; and Remonstrances, unheeded, may a read, and no one can tell the End of. It is now determined, that some late addi- tional Taxes on Beer, Leather, and Candles, so grievously felt by the industrious Poor, are to be taken off, and an equivalent Sum raised by Impositions on less necessary Articles of Commerce. We hear some Accounts are received from America, backed by some considerable Persons in the several Colonies, requesting Leave of the Mother Country for a free Trade. We are informed that the Ministry were lately inclined to repeal several of the Acts which have given so much Offence to the Ame- ricans ; but, finding their Discontents not likely to be removed by conciliating and tem- porary Expedients of this Kind, they have re- solved to let Matters rest as they are. A secret Messenger, charged with very im- portant Dispatches, is said to have arrived on Sunday at the Spanish Ambassador's, and Yes- terday to have set out on his Return to the Court of Madrid. Some Dispatches of the greatest Importance were received last Saturday from Jamaica. On Saturday Morning his Excellency the French Ambassador had a long Conference with the Earl of Weymouth, on the Subject of Dispatches received from the Court ot Versailles ; soon after which a Messenger was sent off to the above Court. An Ambassador is very soon expected here to negotiate an important Commercial Treaty between the Court of Great Britain, and that of Turin. It is said that such prodigious Numbers of our Sailors are now in the Service of France and Spain, that it would be found difficult to man our Fleet, in cafe of a War with those Powers. By Letters received lately at the Hague we are informed, that the Grand Signor has issued Orders for building a great Number of Ships of War and Feluccas, at his different Ports, being determined to carry on the War against the Russians, both by Sea and Land, with re- doubled Vigour. By a Letter from Leghorn there is Advice, that an Edict of the Court of Versailles had just been published, demanding every third Family in Corsica to furnish an able- bodied Man to be enrolled among the Troops now raising in that Island for the French Service. The Army and Navy belonging to Genoa are now putting into the most respectable Con- dition, and the whole Force of the Republic will shortly be employed against Sardinia. The last Letters from New Providence in- form, that fifteen Sail of Bermudian Rakers had been lost in a hard Gale of Wind on the North- West Reef of the Grand Chaicos, in the Baha- ma Channel. By Letters from Philadelphia we learn, that the small- Pox had broke out among the Five Indian Nations, and made such terrible Ha- vock, that the whole Race was threatened with Extirpation. Last Night the principal Nobility and Gen- try of this Kingdom, to the Number of near Eight Hundred, were present at the Masked Ball at Mrs. Cornelly's, in Soho- Square, given by the Gentlemen of the Tuesday Night's Club, held at the Star and Garter in Pall- mall, Soho- Squarc ; and the adjacent Streets, were lined with Thousands of People, whose Curi osity led them to get a Sight of the Persons go- ing to the Masquerade, nor was any Coach or Chair suffered to pass unreviewed, the Win dows being obliged to be let down, and Lights held up to display the Figures to more Advan- tage. At Nine o'Clock the Doors of the House were opened, and from that Time, for about three or four Hours, the Company continued to pour into the Assembly. At Twelve the lower Rooms were opened. In these were pre- pared the Side- Boards, containing Sweetmeats and a cold Collation, in which Elegance was more conspicuous than Profusion. The Feast of the Night was indeed rather calculated to gratify the Eye than the Stomach, and seemed to testify the Conductor's Sense of its being prepared almost on the Eve of Ash- Wednesday. The Richness and Brilliancy of the Dresses were almost beyond Imagination ; nor did any Assembly ever exhibit a Collection of more ele- gant and beautiful Female Figures. Among them were Lady Waldegrave, Lady Pembroke, the Duchess of Hamilton, Mrs. Crewe, Mrs. Hodges, Lady Almeria Carpenter, & c. Some of the most remarkable Figures were as follow: A Highlander [ Mr. R. Conway.] — A double Man, half Miller half Chimney - Sweeper [ Sir R. Philips.]— A political Bedlamite, run mad for Wilkes and Liberty and No. 45.- A Figure of Adam in Flesh- coloured Silk, with an Apron of Fig- Leaves. - A Druid [ Sir W. W. Wynne.]— A Figure of Somebody.— Ditto of Nobody.— A Running- Footman, very richly dressed, with a Cap set with Diamonds, and the Words Tuesday Night's Club in the Front [ the E. of Carlisle.]— His Royal High- ness the Duke of Gloucester in the old English Habit, with a Star on the Cloak.- Midas [ Mr. James the Painter.] About Two o'Clock the Company began to depart, in effecting which there was great Dif- ficulty, and at Six this Morning three or four hundred remained in the Rooms. Notwith- standing the interdiction of Dominos, expressed in the Tickets, some few appeared among the Company. All the Carriages, which were above 500, were chalked by the Populace in different Parts of the Town with Wilkes and Liberty. the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor of this City will give to all the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Minority, at the Mansion- House, on Thursday, will exceed any Thing of the Kind ever seen in the City before, as to Elegance, Grandeur, and Expence; with respect to the last Article, we are informed, his Lordship has given Orders that it shall not exceed the mode- rate Sum of Three Thousand Pounds. At a Meeting lately held to consider of a strenuous Remonstrance to the Throne, it was unanimously agreed to leave out the Word hum- bly as a Phrase but ill agreeing with the Subject- Matter to be contained therein. A patriotic Lord is said to have remarked, that the Constitution was once already saved by a M— b, and nothing but a M— b could save it again. This Day the Supporters of the Bill of Rights dined at the London Tavern in Bishopsgate- Street; Mr. Serjeant Glynn in the Chair, according to the Choice of the last Meeting. After Dinner they examined into the State of Mr. Wilkes's Affairs, and came to a Resolution of removing every Obstacle which could pos- sibly interfere with his Enlargement at the Ex- piration of his Sentence. At the last Meeting it is said the Amount of Mr. Wilkes's Debts was reduced to about Four Thousand Pounds; and it further appeared that a Ministerial Agent had bought up Sixteen Hundred Pounds, which he is determined not to give a Discharge for under Twenty Shillings in the Pound. We hear there is a Cask made, at Milbank, Westminster, by Order of Sir Watkin Williams Wynne, Bart, which will contain 45 Barrels, and is to be sent down to his Seat in Wales; it is also to be tapped with 45 Brass Cocks, and the Liquor to be given away to his Tenants on the Day of his coming of Age, which is the 18th of April next, the same Day that Mr. Wilkes will be released from his Confinement in the King's Bench Prison. A Scheme is now meditating in order to take an exact Account of all Protestant Dissenting Ministers possessed of small Benefices, which have or have not received a Share in the Dis- tribution of his Majesty's Royal Bounty for three Years past. It is supposed the said Scheme will first take Place in the Counties of Lancaster and Chester. We are told that there has been Orders given to the Registrar of the Bishop of London's Court, not to suffer any Persons but those concerned in the Cause, to have a Sight of the Letters writ- ten by the D— of C to L— G . The D— of S , whose Town Residence is not many Miles from Upper Grosvenor- Street, has lately taken a simple, ignorant Country Girl from the Spinning- Wheel, into Keeping, upon a Principle of CEconomy ; the Girl leaving it to his Grace's Generosity to set- tle her weekly Allowance, which is very mo- derate, his Finances being by no Means in a Condition to make it more liberal. She is very handsome, and Daughter to one of his Tenants in the Country. Yesterday Morning Smithfield Market was as follows, viz. Beef from Two- pence Halfpenny to Two- pence three Farthings, and Three- pence per Pound; Mutton at Three- pence per Pound; Veal from Four- pence to Four- pence three Farthings; and Pork at Two Shillings and Eight- pence per Stone. Saturday William Rook and Henry Rook were convicted, at Hicks's Hall, of charging a Gentleman with an unnatural Attempt, in order to extort Money from him: The Gentle- man having the Courage not to be frightened at their menaces, commenced a Prosecution against them, and they are committed to New- gate to be imprisoned three Years, and also to stand on the Pillory. At the Sessions at the Old Baily on Saturday twenty- eight Prisoners were tried, three of whom were capitally convicted, viz. Jos. James and Benjamin Milisent, for a Burglary in the Dwelling- House of Mr. Evans ( with whom Milisent had lately lived Servant) and stealing Goods and Apparel; and Richard Carter, for stealing twelve Silver Coat- Buttons and three Guineas and a Half, the Property of Stephen Hester, a Waterman, in a House in Old Gravel Lane. Thirteen were cast for Transportation, and three acquitted. And Yesterday the Sessions ended, when four Prisoners were tried, viz. John Jennings and Philip Edwards, for making a counterfeit Shil- ling ; Susannah Bonningham, for the wilful Murder of- William Borows; and John Murry, for shooting Martha Slade in the Head with a Pistol, of which she died. The Evidence of the two first did not come up to prove the Fact; the third appeared guilty of Manslaughter. Patrick Kennedy, and Matthew his Brother, convicted at the Old Baily for the Murder of the Watchman, in a drunken Frolic, and who were to have been executed Yesterday Morn- ing, are both respited. We hear that, besides the twelve Persons charged with the Murder of Mr. Powell in Carmarthen Jail, there are twenty- four others committed for capital Offences.— We are fur- ther informed, that it is intended to remove the said Criminals to Hereford Assizes, to be tried by Judge Yates. But, though this is au- thorised by an Act of Parliament, yet there is a Mode which puzzles the Lawyers. The Trial of Mungo Campbell, for shoot- ing Lord Eglington, came on, as Yesterday, at Edinburgh. Considerable Odds have been lately laid at a certain House in Pall- Mall, that he will be hanged. naby- market, the Right Hon. the Earl of Har- borough, Lord Sherrard, and Baron Leitrim in Ireland.— At Lambeth, in the 24 th Year of his Age, Mr. Henry- Frederic. Johnson, of Baliol College, Oxford.--- At Wimbledon, in Surry, Mrs. Cooksey, Wife of the Rev. Mr. Cooksey, and Mother to Sir Edward Winnington, Bart.— At his Seat near Potton, in Bedfordshire, Sir Tyrell Hewet, Bart. INTELLIGENCE EXTRAORDINARY. The patriotic Lord M r has, we hear, engaged most of the principal Musical Per- formers from the Theatres, to assist at a Concert which he intends to give on the Day of his Entertainment; and among other Variety of Music will be performed the celebrated Song of Britons, strike Home, revenge your Country's Cause. Arthur's, Sunday, Feb. 25. A Party of Piquet has been, and still is playing, between two Men of Fashion and Fortune, neither of whom is worth Sixpence, for Two Thousand Pounds.— Farther Intelligence will be given when the Game is over. Last Friday the Hon. Mrs. B - asked Lord T , in a sneering Way, Why only two B- ps were amongst the M- n ty ? His L p answered, " The Rest are gone to H- ll." Mrs. B- immediately replied, " Your L —' s long Legs will soon overtake them." Bank Stock, 152. India ditto, 210. South Sea ditto, shut. Ditto Old Annuities, . Ditto New, 82. 3 per cent. Bank reduced, 84 1- half 9 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 ½ Bank Annuities 1756, —. 3 ½ percent, ditto, 1758, 88 3- 4ths. 4 per cent. cons. 1762, 94 1- 4th a 3- 8ths. India Bonds 32s. Navy and Victualling Bills, . 3 per cent. Exchequer Bills, . Bank long Annuities, shut. Price of CORN per Quarter, at Bear- Key Wheat 28s. to 32s. | Pease 23s. to 25s. Barley 12s. to 17s. | Hog Pease 19s. to 21s. Oats 12s. to 15s. | Beans 16s. to 21s. Brown Malt 2os. to 23s| Tares 38s. to 34s. Pale Malt 20s. to 25s. | Finest Flour 28s. per Rye 24s. to 26s. | Sack. BANKRUPTS required to surrender. John Biley, of Cheapside, Linnen Draper, Feb. 27, March 6, April 3, at Guildhall — Joseph Edwards, of Hoxton, Middlesex, Dyer, Feb. 14, March 2, April 3, at Guildhall. Thomas Sutton the Younger, of Wester- ham, Kent, Taylor, Feb. 27, March 8, April 3, at Guild, hall. Joseph Hunt of Cobbam, Surry, Paper- maker, Feb. 27, March 12, April 7, at Guildhall. - William Lees, of Ashborne, Derbyshire, Grocer, Feb. 26, March 19 April 7. at the Blackmoor's Head, in Ashborne. John Mowrie, cf Exeter, Druggist, March 14, 15, April 7. at the Half Moon, in the Fore- Street of Exeter. Richard Savadge, of the Parish of Penn. Staffordshire, Malisier and Dealer, March 15, 16, April 10, at the Angel, in Wolverhampton. DIVIDENDS to be made to CREDITORS March 14.. Robert Fryer and Ralph Fryer, of Guildhall- Yard, London. Upholders, at Guildhall. 15. Barzillai Freeman, of Little Waltbam, Essex, Miller, at the Horn Inn, in Braintree. ------ 17 Francis Baker, of Salisbury. Mercer, at Guildhall. 20 William Lee, of Bishops gate- street, Grocer, at Guildhall.—— 19. Richard Leem- ing, of St. Edmund the King, Victualler, at Guildhall. 6. Richard Darke, of Bedford- street, Covent- garden, Upholsterer, at Guildhall — April 10 William Appletom, of Stokesley, in Yorkshire, Mercer, at the Black Swan, in Stekesley April 3 Thomas Young, of Hereford, Glover and Hosier. at the Green Dragon, in Hereford. WORCESTER, Thursday, March I. An Assize of Bread, set by the Right Worshipful the Mayor and Justices; to commence this Day. Wheaten Housh. lb. oz. dr. s. d. s. d. The Peck Loaf to weigh | 17 6 0 | 2 8 | 2 0 The Half Peck - - | 8 11 0| 1 4 | 1 0 The Quartern - - - | 4 5 8 | 0 8 | 0 6 lb oz dr lb oz dr The Two- penny Loaf, - - - | 1 16| 1 7 2 Penny, or 2 Halfpenny Loaves, | 0 811| 0119 The Halfpenny Bach Cake not t0 weigh less than four Ounces five Drams, the Penny ditto net Jess than eight ounces eleven Drams; and no other Sort of Bath Cakes to be made. Precepts are actually issued out for levying, by Quarter Rates, the Sum of Two Thousand Six Hundred and fourteen Pounds three Shil- lings and Threepence, in Lieu of the Number of Private Militia- men, stipulated by Act of Parliament to be raised within this County. Mr. John Hayley, of Bewdley, is appointed a Commissioner for taking Special Bails, in the King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Ex- chequer, for the Counties of Worcester, Glou- cester, Salop, Stafford, and Warwick; and the Cities of Worcester, Gloucester, and Lichfield. A few Days since was mam i at Evesham, Mr. William Preedy, an eminent Hosier of that Place, to Miss Alice Biddle, Daughter of the late Joseph Biddle, Esq; formerly High Sheriff of this County. Last Week Mr. Rea, Mercer, of Broms- grove, in this County, was married to Miss Olives, of the same Place, an agreeable young Lady, with a genteel Fortune. Last Thursday was committed to Warwick Gaol, one Ann Page, for uttering counterfeit Halfpence. She had put off a large Quantity of them within these few Days in Birming- ham. They are made of base Copper, of a black Colour, but no Impression upon them, being only cut out of rolled Metal, and the Edges turned up with a Lathe: Twelve them only weigh three Ounces, Value at most but three Halfpence, MISCELLANEOUS PIECES. I Was A SOLILOQUY. not alarmed without Reason— The surprizing Increase of the Minority was sufficient to strike the boldest Man with Ap- prehensions— It was too dangerous for me to continue any longer openly as prime Minister. — It might have been attended with fatal Con- sequences to me.— My Retreat was well- timed. — It was an Act of great Prudence.— And though I have retired from my Post and the public Eye, I have not lost my Influence on public Affairs.— No; no.— I will now, like the great Thane, direct, unseen, the Motions of Government, and behind the Curtain, I may safely give such Counsel as I durst not do in open Day. — N— th and his Mercenaries will implicitly obey my Orders.— We have yet a Majority that may answer our Purposes.- What though a few of them have fallen off, good Pay will keep the rest in good Humour— They shall not want it— We may certainly rely upon them— A very little Time brings on a Profogation— I may then step forth and take my Post again— Who should hinder me ? — It will greatly mortify the Minority— They may come with Remonstrances— Let them remon- strate— Will their Remonstrances do them any more Service than their Petitions ? — I'll be no longer afraid of such Shadows, such Scare- crows.— I will soon let the Minority see, I have not quitted my Power though I have my Post— I will execute all the rest of my Plan— and make the Minority feel the Weight of my Resentment. MEMOIRS of what passed before, and after the 9th of January. FROM the many Assemblies, Commotions, Petitions, & c. it was for a long Time expected, that on this memorable Day, or a few Days after, we should have a total Reforma- tion both in Church and State. This was so generally reported, and seemed so much the universal Opinion, that Numbers who were but lukewarm in their patriotic Principles, resorted to the Standard of Opposition, merely on Mo- tives of Prudence. The Mile Endians were not only satisfied with restoring Mr. Wilkes to his Seat in Par- liament, but they would have all his M y's Ministers indiscriminately dismissed his Pre- sence, and those of their Nomination put in ; nay, some of them should not escape with sim- ple Dismission, but be severely handled for the Embezzlement of public Money. The Supporters of the Bill of Rights, seeing the distracted State of the Nation, very pa- triotically took every Thing into their Hands for the present; and for this Purpose appointed to meet once every Month. Here they con- stantly reviewed the Strength of their Party, examined the State of their Finances, raised Subscriptions, and prevented the Spirit of their Party from drooping ; and that the Interest of the original Promoter of this Opposition should not be forgot, they very humanely took his Affairs ( which were equally distracted as those of the State) under Inspection. The Surronians were somewhat more mode- rate in their Requisitions ; they only solicited the Restoration of Mr. Wilkes, and very modestly hinted, that they apprehended the Laws of the Land were in this Respect violated, and therefore prayed for Redress. The Westminsterians, fired at the Langour of the Surronians, endeavoured to atone for their Want of Spirit, and insisted not only on the replacing the Patriot in his former Seat, but demanded by Way of Restitution, an entire Diss n of P t. This last Request was, at first, thought by most of the Party, rather to be too presuming till the — Yorkonians ( who may be called the Leviathan of Opposition) coincided in the same Request. This numerous, and respectable Body, gave a Fiat to the rest of the Proceedings. They animated the Members of Opposition to a Cer- tainty of Success, whilst the Partizans of Ad n ( who had hitherto disregarded their Meeting) now began to have their Fears and Apprehensions. Such was the general State of Affairs— when, behold ! This great important Day arrives! The Eyes not only of these Kingdoms, but of ill Europe, were turned to this Event— The Park was crammed with Company early in the Morning, and all the Coffee- Houses about Westminster and St. James's, crowded to have the first Intelligence. Numbers of People were so sanguine, and at the same Time so curious, that they had hired all the Boats at York, Hun- gerford, and the rest of the Stairs, for the Be- nefit of seeing the Procession of the Dissolution ever Westminster Bridge. But alas! As if all this was the mere Fabrication of a Dream, it became thus interpreted. That the Petitioners were Nobody. That the Supporters of the Bill of Rights, were Supporters of idle Chimeras. That Dr. Musgrave was bewitched. And that Mr. Wilkes might as well look for a Cardinal's Hit, as a Seat in St. Stephen's Chapel. SIR, I Happened lately to spend a few Months in the Country, where I used sometimes to amuse myself with an old Publican who lived opposite my Lodgings. As he seemed to be a Man of Experience and Observation, our Con- versations were frequent, and I cannot help saying, for the most Part, entertaining. In one of our Tete a Tetes, I remember he gave me a short History of his Rife in Life, which, as it is something curious, and shews him to be a Man of Observation, I shall communicate it to the Public. When he began the World, Trade was very slack with him, and it was with the greatest Difficulty, for the first three Years, he could support himself and Family. On the Commencement of the French War in 1742 ( the Queen of Hungary being then our Ally) a Thought- struck him to exchange his old Sign of the Nag's Head, for her Imperial Majesty. It was " taking the Tide at the Flood," as Shakespeare says. The Thought succeeded; and, under the Influence of her red Face and Golden Sceptre, he continued a brisk Trade till the breaking out of the next War; when the System of Politics veering, he very prudently veered too, and substituted in her Stead, a pompous Head of the King of Prussia. Every Victory that was afterwards gained by that Prince gave an Increase of Custom to his House; his Defeats were even consoled over a Pot of Beer, and better Success must be drank to him another Time. In short, by a popular Kind of Combination, our Landlord was considered as little less than Assistant Ge- neral to that Monarch. The late Peace, however, put an End to this Career, and Trade began to slacken pro- digiously ; when Mr. Wilkes becoming popu- lar, and consequently the Man for old Bonni- face, a Painter was instantly sent for, and, by a little Alteration of the Drapery, and a Cast given to one of his Eyes, the Prussian Monarch was converted into the patriotic Author of the North Briton. This Device exceeded all his former ones, as his Popularity was so much superior; and he is now making a Fortune under the Banner of Mr. Wilkes, ready, how- ever, to change him for the first Candidate for vulgar Admiration. In the History of this obscure Man, I have since thought how perfectly coquettish, and insubstantial popular Glory is ! how deceitful in Appearances, narrow in its Bounds, and inconstant in its Duration! Who has not lived to see, even under his own Observation, the Truth of these Reflections enforced ? Where Generals and Patriots, who had Crowds hal- lowing them as they passed, whose Exploits were the Subjects of public Intelligence, and whose Portraits were the Furniture of every Print Shop, have sunk into Obscurity, almost forgotten and unknown, with scarce an Epi- taph to flatter them. From these Considerations, then, let the popular Man, as well as the Devotee for Popu- larity, be taught this Lesson, ( which comes recommended by the Voice of Reason, as well as Experience) That, as the Vulgar often praise what but resembles Merit, they as quickly condemn what has only the Appearance of Guilt. Your's, & c. MODERATION. To the PRINTER. Nemo repente fit turpissimus. SIR, IT is of the utmost Consequence to the Welfare of the Community, that the Vices of Individuals should be checked by proper Punishments, as soon as they appear; for Vice, unchecked, constantly grows greater, till at last, hardened by Habit, and increased by In- dulgence, it arrives to its Summit. And as Vice is thus progressive in private Persons, so also it is in a State; as will fully appear, by considering the rapid Progress of that reigning public Vice, Corruption. I remember the Time, when the Trustees of the People, conscious that Corruption was a Crime, took a Bribe, as it were, by Stealth. But how greatly hath that odious Crime increased within the Memory of Man! And how greatly hath Habit hardened the Consciences of such Prostitutes: Ministers now distribute their Douceurs in open Day- light, and without the least Regard for the Sense or Service of the People ; and their Writers positively assert, that such Corruption is absolutely necessary for supporting Government, and transacting properly the Business of the State. Wicked Ministers have, indeed, brought Corruption into a regular System, and are not ashamed to contend for the Rectitude of such Proceedings. By the Distribution of the Mo- ney and Posts of the Public, have not Ministers been known to convert the Representatives of the People into the Betrayers of them? And by such Assistance, have they not been known to insult their Sovereign, and to sabvert the Rights of the People? 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