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Berrow's Worcester Journal

27/12/1770

Printer / Publisher: H. Berrow 
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Date of Article: 27/12/1770
Printer / Publisher: H. Berrow 
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Berrow's Worcester Journal. THURSDAY, December 27, 1770. No. 4004. No. 4004. Notwithstanding this Journal is, in most Places, distributed at least a whole Day before any other Country News Paper of the same Date, and also many Hours before the Arrival of the London Mail, it not only contains the most material News published in London on Tuesday Night, but many interesting Articles of Intelligence, not infested in other Country Papers before the Saturday following. SATURDAY'S POST. IRELAND. Dublin, Dec. 15. IF our patriotick Parliament do not rescind some Resolu- tions, and enforce the Laws for ploughing and sowing five Acres in every Hundred, there will be a constant Famine in this Kingdom for the future, as more than Five Hundred Thousand Pounds are annually sent out of the Nation for Corn, the Culture of which would employ many thousand Hands, and feed so many thousand Families. LONDON, Thursday, Dec. 20. It is said that the E — of C has been offered to take his Choice of any Place he shall think proper, together with Appointments for a certain Number of his Friends; but the Proposal was rejected on Account of the latter Part of it. Tuesday's Gazette contains a Proclamation for proroguing the Parliament of Ireland, from Tuesday the 18th of December to Tuesday the 15th of January next. Notwithstanding the Whisper that goes about, that the Ministers will patch up a Truce ( which there is no Doubt they will do, upon any Terms, if they can) yet the Meeting of the Irish Parlia- ment, shews, that they apprehend a War, and they shall not be able to prevent it; and there- fore they are solicitous to get Supplies from the Parliament of Ireland. Letters from Ireland say, that the Vice- Roy has, for some Time pad, been obliged to shut himself up in the Castle for Safety, against the incensed Populace. Yesterday Sir Edward Hawke, in the House of Commons, declared thirty thousand Seamen and Marines were scarce sufficient to protect our Coasts. We hear that it has been moved by a Member in the Privy Council to send a respectable Squa- dron into the South Seas, it being imagined such a Measure would more intimidate the Spa- niards than any other Step we could take. On Tuesday a Petition was presented to the Lords of the Admiralty, by the Merchants trading to South- Carolina and Georgia, pray- ing that a Convoy may be appointed before the list of March next, to protect the homeward- bound Vessels, laden with the Produce of those Provinces. A certain Admiral ( Sir C. S.) whose Be- haviour and Humanity, during the Course of the late War, gained him the universal Esteem and Love of the seafaring Part of Mankind, has declared, in Case of a War, " He will give up all Right and Title of Prize Money, taken under his Command, to be equally divided amongst those foremast Men, whose Sobriety, Behaviour, and Care, shall merit a particular Encouragement, of which himself, and a select Number of his Officers, shall determine most worthy thereof." An Example, which, we are fullv persuaded, will be productive of infinite Utility to the Service of the Royal Navy of Great Britain. A Correspondent strenuously advises, that especial Care be taken, with relation to the Exportation of salted Provisions from Ireland, as from that Channel alone the Spaniards or French can victual out their Fleets; and assures us that he knows it to be a Fact, that during the last War 16 Spanish Ships of the Line could not stir out of the Havannah ' till they had received a Supply of Provisions by a Ship from Ireland, which was furnished with a Spanish Pass for that Purpose, the Owners of which I Ship, and several others, made Fortunes by that Trade during the late War. Letters from Hambourg mention, that some thousand Tons of naval Stores of different Kinds are now buying up there by the French Agents, to be shipped on board Vessels in the Elbe, for Brest, Rochfort, and Toulon. A Gentleman lately arrived from France, declares the spare Cloathing and Arms sending daily down to the Sea Ports, were almost incredible. Yesterday came on, in the Court of King's Bench, Guildhall, the Trial of Mr. Robinson, for selling Junius's celebrated Letter to the K. While Mr. Walker was reading the said Letter, William Devisme, Esq; Foreman of the Jury, wrote a Note to the Attorney General, inform- ing him, that he had been a Juryman on the Trial of Mr. Miller, for the same Publication ; and as he came pre- determined, thought him- self not a proper Person to be on this Trial. The Attorney General immediately applied to Serjeant Glynn ( Council for the Defendant) for Leave to exchange a Juryman ; to which the Serjeant replied, that as the Party was in Court, he would consult him. Mr. Robinson was accordingly applied to several Times to consent, but absolutely refusing, the Attorney General moved to withdraw a Juryman, which was done, and consequently the Trial put off or the present. Yesterday, at Eleven o'Clock in the Fore- noon, there was a very numerous and respect- able Meeting of the Proprietors of East India Stock, at their House in Leadenhall- Streer, in consequence of an Advertisement for a Quar- terly Meeting, as well as on special Affairs. A Motion was made by Sir Peregrine Cust, for enlarging the Salaries of the Directors; when, after Debates of three Hours, it was agreed to postpone the further Consideration of it to the 23d of January. This Question being disposed of, the Chair- man told the Court, " He thought proper to acquaint them, that the Charges of the Com- pany were in Advance for the taking of the Manilla, and which, by Lord Egremont's Let- ter of the 29th of January, 1762, they were promised should be reimbursed, had been from Time to Time laid before the Lords of the Treasury; and that, after many Conferences on that Subject, they had reduced the Charges made by the Company, which amounted to I6o, oool. and upwards, to 28, oool. that the Reason urged by their Lordships in many Let- ters ( which were then read) were that the Company was only to be paid their Expences antecedent to the Surrender of that Place; that therefore as Matters flood thus, the Directory flood in Need of their Opinion." The Proprietary on this were divided, some were for addressing the King directly, and claiming his Royal Word, under Lord Egre- mont's Letter; others were for petitioning the Parliament. However, after much canvassing, a Question was put, seconded, and carried, nem. con. " That the Directors should be em- powered by the Court in general, to act for the Recovery of the Company's Expences, laid out at Manilla, in whatever Manner seemed most eligible to them." It is now said that the Command of the Army will be given to Lord George Germaine. Mr. Wilkes, speaking to Parson Horne in a certain City Society, said, he had been guilty of a Breach of Friendship with him; but that his Behaviour was not worthy the Resentment of a Gentleman, upon any other Motive than out of good- will to the Public; for the Wretch, guilty of such Baseness, would always injure himself more than those he intended to harm. Let him live, says he, to be the Scorn of every honest Man, and the Companion of Knaves and Sycophants: Let him live till he grows contemptible even to himself. We hear that the Rev. Mr. Horne has lately sold the black Coat ( which he threatened to dye red) having an Assurance of receiving ano- ther Coat, by Way of Present, of the true pacific Colour. Yesterday Evening five Bakers of this City were convinced before the Lord Mayor of fel- ling Bread short of Weight; their whole Fines amounted to 61. 17s. 6d. besides Costs. Some of them had their Fines mitigated, on Account of its being their first Offence, but one of' them paid 4I. 10s. at the Rate of 5s. per Ounce, he being an old Offender. They all begged to be excused paying, and laid the Fault on their Servants; but his Lordship said, that he could not answer for such a Compliance to God, his Conscience, and the Public; the Poor ( he added) were already too much oppressed to suf- fer such Offenders to escape with Impunity, and declared his Determination, that if any one of them shall be brought before him again on a like Occasion, they shall not only pay the full Penalty, but their Names, & c. will be made public. His Lordship recommended that the Fines be given to the Poor of the Parish where the Bread was found. Yesterday Morning early a whole Range of the East Battlement of Westminster- Hall gave way, the Binding and Cement being thoroughly decayed. The Stones fell upon Oliver's Cof- fee- House, broke through the Ceiling, choaked up the Stairs, and some tumbled upon the Area before the East Gate of the Hall, which is now shut up, so that the Members are obliged to pass through the new Way, in St. Margaret's Street to their respective Houses. Several Houses in different Parts of Westmin- ster were unroofed, and Chimneys blown down, on Tuesday Night, by the high Wind, as were some Trees in St. James's Park. Yesterday Morning a lodging House in Wapping, full of People, was blown down, and all the Persons in it buried in the Ruins; they were all dug out alive, though much bruised, except an old Man, who was crushed to Death; and three Lighters and three Wherrys were sunk off the Tower, and two Lighters at Black- Friars Stairs. At Hoxton, two Houses were blown down, by which Accident five Per- were unfortunately killed on the Spot. By Accounts from Liverpool we learn that, on the 6th Instant, a most violent Storm of Wind, from the South West, set in with the Tide, and kept increasing till about High Wa- ter, when it shifted to the North West, doing on that Day and the two Days following, in- credible Damage to the Ships both in and out of the Docks. A Sloop from Scotland, with refined Sugar, being driven among the Flats and small Craft, was bulged and sunk. At Noon Tide the Water rose over the Quay, op- posite the Custom- House, and washed away up- wards of two thousand Deal Planks, besides great Quantities of Balks ; most of the Balks are found, but none of the Planks. The Dublin Packet, with twenty- six Persons on board, foundered, and all perished. Several Casks of Butter and Tallow were driven on Shore near Formby, with the Cork Mark upon them ; and as two Vessels are expected from Cork, it is feared that at least one of them is lost. Several Coasters to Preston, Lancaster, and Carlisle, are lost, and three Pilot- Boats are missing. The Whale, Ashburn, from Liver- pool for Carlisle, drove ashore near Formby Land- Mark; the People are saved, but the Cargo entirely lost. The Hilhouse, Penny, from Cork to Liverpool, is lost near Hoylake ; Part of the Cargo, consisting chiefly of Butter and Tallow, drove ashore, but it is feared the whole Crew perished. The King George, of Whitehaven, laden with Tobacco, was lately lost near the lsle of Wight, and all Hands perished. There was so hot a Press on the River last Night, that no Protections escaped. A new Writ is issued out for electing a Mem- ber for Weobly, in Herefordshire, in the room of the Hon. Henry Frederick Thynne. Yesterday Sir Thomas Salisbury, Judge of the High court of Admiralty, made a Report to his Majesty of Capt. David Ferguson, who was convicted on Tuesday last for the Murder of his Cabin- Boy; when his Majesty was pleased to order a Respite for him till Thursday the 27th Instant. This Day the Bishop of Winchester was pleased to appoint the Rev. Mr. Samuel Nott, A. M. and Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Earl of Powis, a Prebendary of Winchester, in the room of the Rev. Mr. Lechmere, deceased. Presented.] The Hon. and Rev. Barton Wal- lop, M. A. late of Magdalen College, Cam- bridge, and Brother to the Right Hon. the Earl of Portsmouth, to the Rectory of Over- Wallop, together with the Rectory of Farley- Mortimer and Chiddia- Deen, all in the County of Southampton and Diocese of Winchester, worth five hundred Pounds per Annum. Married.] Mr. John Walford, an eminent Ironmonger, in Birmingham, to Miss Harbone, of Cryfield, in the Parish of Stoneleigh.— Died.] At Birmingham, advanced in Years, Mr. Greir, of that Place. — At Gloucester, Mr. Tnomas Wadley, an eminent Baker of that City. 2oth December, 1770. ALL Persons who have any De- mands on the Estate of Richard Walker, late of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, Surgeon, deceased, are required to apply forth- with to Mr. Sockett, Attorney, in Worcester, who is authorized to discharge the same: And all Persons who yet stand indebted to the Estate of the said Mr. Walker, are required to pay such Debts immediately, either to Mr. Sockett, or to Mr. John Walker, Attorney, in Bromsgrove, or they will be sued for the same. Dec. 12th, 1770. ALL Persons who stand indebted to the Estate of SAMUEL BRADLEY, of the City of Worcester, Chinaman, Toyman, Dealer, and Chapman, a Bankrupt, are required to pay the several Sums in which they so stand indebted, to Richard Sockett, of the City of Worcester, Attorney at Law, who is duly authorized, as well by Charles Trubshaw Withers, Esq; the Trustee, as by Mr. Robert Blayney, the sole Assignee of the Estate and Effects of the said Samuel Bradley, to receive the same, or they will be proceeded against at Law for the Recovery thereof. THE STOCK in TRADE, late of Mr. SAMUEL BRADLEY, of the City of WORCESTER, Goldsmith, consisting of Jewels, Plate, China, as well Foregin as Wor- cester, and other valuable Effects, is now felling at his late Shop opposite to the Town Hall, in the City of Worcester; where Traders and Others may be supplied with a great Variety of elegant Goods, for Ready Money only. To be peremptorily SOLD to the Best Bidder, At the Hop Pole, in the City of Worcester, on Monday next the 31st of this Instant December, between the Hours of Two and Four in the Afternoon, AModern Brick Messuage, genteely fitted up, with proper Offices, two Gardens, an excellent Cold Bath, supplied with a perpetual Spring, and other Conveniencies to the said Mess- uage belonging; held under the Dean and Chap- ter of Worcester, for four Lives, all existing. The above Messuage is known by the Name of the Bath House, is situated upon an Eminence, at Henwick, within Half a Mile of the City of Wor- cester, and commands a most delightful View of the River Severn and the adjacent Country, and would be very eligible for a small genteel Family. Further Particulars may be had by applying to Mr, Mr. Sockett, Attorney, in Worcester. To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, At the Hop Pole, in the City of Worcester, on Monday next the 31ft of this Instant December, between the Hours of One and Three ( unless disposed of in the mean Time by private Contract, of which due Notice will be given ) ASmall but eligible Freehold Estate, in the Parish of Norton, near Kempsey, in the County of Worcester, subject to a Lease for the Remainder of a Term of Years, of which five are yet unexpired ( but determinable at the Death of an aged Person) at the Rent of fourteen Pounds. — It consists of a Dwelling- House and Out- Build- ings, twelve computed Acres of inclosed Pasture adjoining thereto, and about seven Acres of Arable Land, in the Common Fields of Norton. The above Farm lies within four Miles of the City of Worcester, near to the great Turnpike Road leading from Worcester to London. Further Particulars may be had of Mr. Sockett, Attorney, in Worcester. To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, On Thursday the i4th Day of February next, between the Hours of Eleven and One, at the White Lion and Sun, in Upton upon Severn, in the County of Worcester ( unless disposed of in the mean Time by private Contract, of which public Notice will be given ) SIX Acres and a Half of very rich Meadow Ground ( being Freehold) in a Com- mon Meadow, called Didmore; and one Acre and a Half of rich Meadow Ground, in another Com- mon Meadow, called Lord's Meadow, situate in the Parish of Tirley, in the County of Gloucester; with an extensive Right of Common from Lammas to Candlemas, in a large Trait of rich Meadow Ground there; subject to a Chief Rent of Four Shillings and Four- pence. Also, Fiftee n Acres, or thereabouts, of Arable Land, called Furlow's Hill ( being Leasehold, and held for the Remainder of a Term of one thou- sand Years, of which about nine hundred are yet unexpired, at a Pepper Corn Rent) situate at Chatesley, otherwise Clateley, in the County of Worcester; with an extensive Right of Common upon Corse Lawn. The Meadow Ground is situate near to the River Severn, and there is growing on the Arable Land a Quantity of Elm Timber, and some Fruit Trees. Upon Application to the Rev. Mr. Parker, at Hasfield, the Premisses will be shewn; and fur- ther Particulars may be had of Mr. Sockett, At- torney, in Worcester. To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, On Monday the 28th Day of January next, between the Hours of Two and Four in the Afternoon, at the Dwelling House of William Blew, Innholder, called or known by the Name or Sign of the Falcon Inn, in Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, in the following Lots, and according to Conditions of Sale to be then produced, unless the Premises, or any Part thereof, be sold by private Contract in the mean Time, of which proper Notice will be given, LOT 1. Two Tenements, situate in a Street leading from Sheep- street to the Church Yard in Bromyard aforesaid, and with the Garden thereto belonging, late in the Occupation of —, Bray, and Phillips. LOT 2. A Messuage or Tenement in the High- Street, in Bromyard aforesaid, with the Barn and Garden thereto belonging, late in the Occupation of William Davis, Clerk. LOT 3. A Messuage or Tenement, called the Bridge End House, in the Parish of Much Cowarn, in the said County, with the Stable, Barn, Mill- House, Cyder- Mill, Garden, and Orchard thereto belonging, now or late in the Occupation of Mary Howles, Widow. LOT 4. A Cottage or Tenement in the Parish of Much Cowarn aforesaid, at a Place there, called Richley's Crops, with the Garden, Orcharo, and about Half an Acre of Arable Land thereto belonging, late in the Occupation of John James. LOT 5. The several Parcels of Land and Ground in the said Parish of Much Cowarn, following, viz. An Orchard, called Brookfield Orchard, by Estimation four Acres; three computed Acres of Arable Land in Brookfield; three computed Acres of Arable Land in Perryfield; one computed Acre of Arable Land in Richley's Field ; and one com- puted Acre of Failure or Wood- land Ground, near Hope Field, in the Occupation of Edmund Wood, for the Remainder of a Lease of twenty- one Years, fix Years whereof are unexpired at Candlemas next. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. William Davis, in Bromyard ; or of Mr. Edward Cole- man, in Leominster. TO BE SO L D, ONE hundred and ninety- six Oaks," seventeen Elms, and twelve Poplars, most of which are Maiden Trees, Handing near Droitwich, Worcestershire. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. William Woodhouse, of Salwarp, near Droitwich aforesaid. To be SOLD by AUCTION, On Tuesday the 8th of January next, at the House of Mr. John Moore, at the Golden Crops, in Broms grove, Worcestershire, between the Hours of Two and Four in the Afternoon, subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall be then end there produced, if not in the mean Time disposed of by private Contractt of which Notice will be given, THE Underwood of two Cop pices at Chadwick, fifteen Years Growth, being upwards of twenty Acres, the one called Butler's Coppice, the other Square Coppice, both lying near the Lickey Mr. Hemos, of Chadwick, will shew the Woods. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. William Woodhouse, of Salwarp near Droitwich. nominated one of the sixteen Peers of Scotland. Nothing therefore could be more unexpected than his Resignation. He was asked if any Arrangement could be formed, in which he could be placed more agreeable to his Wishes. He said no. He was not asked to go to Ireland, nor had he ever any Thoughts of it. However, to make his Fall as light as possible, his Bro- ther was removed to the Post- Office. And to the Astonishment of the Public, the Man who very lately publicly declared, in a contemptuous Manner, that if Gibraltar was taken, we might retake it; who in 1764, when the French seized Turks Island, was unable to transact the Busi- ness of his Office, and threw the whole Weight of that Affair upon Mr. Grenville; who in 1748 was sent to Aix la Chapelle, and proved so unequal to the Post he held, that our most important Concerns were obligdd to be com- mitted to the Care of a Minister from Vienna; who has been many Years noted for the Com- mission of almost every Vice; the Informer against his old Companion Wilkes; the Writer of Panurge; the Patron of Cinna ; THIS MAN, as if it were to make a Jest of the public Distresses, is brought forward, and made — SECRETARY OF STATE! The great Debates on re- establishing the Power of Juries on the solid Basis of the Con- stitution, are to be resumed in the Upper As- sembly among the first Business after the Holi- days, it having been postponed at present only for Want of Time. The Lords Chatham, Shelburne, and Camden, particularly the two latter, pledged their Lives and Fortunes to that Assembly, that they would enter the Lists against the Chief Justice, on the Subject of Libels, and accordingly bid him prepare. Thursday the following Bills received the Royal Assent, by a Commission from his Ma- jesty, viz.— The Bill for granting an Aid to his Majesty by a Land- Tax, to be raised in Great Britain for the Service of 1771.— The Bill for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters. — The Bill for the better Regulation of his Majesty's Marine Forces when on Shore.— The Bill to continue an Act for allowing the free Importation of salted Provisions from Ireland, and from the American Colonies, for a further limited Time. — The Bill for shutting up cer- tain Foot- Paths in Kentish Town, and opening others in their Room.— And to several private Bills. Both Houses of Parliament are adjourned to Tuesday January the 22d. It is now certain, that the Plan of the Mi- nisters is, to continue negotiating till Spring, and then to go to War. A Correspondent observes, that the came Manner in which our Court suffered the French to seize Corsica, was the Cause of Lord Shel burne's resigning ; and the same Manner in which we have suffered the Spaniards to seize Falkland's Island, has been the Cause of Lord Weymouth's resigning the same Department. All these Insults, and many more which are kept concealed from the Public, are submitted to, says he, in order to preserve, at any Rate, Lord Bute's Peace. He also says, that Lord Mansfield had a very principal Hand in making that Peace; and that his Lordship has been concerned in all the Politics of the Cabinet, since the Resignation of Lord Chatham. A Dispute happening the other Day between two Gentlemen of opposite Parties, about the present maritime Force of Great Britain - How can you pretend, says one, to give out, with so much Assurance, that you are sufficiently prepared in case of a War with Spain, when you know you have no more than twelve Men of War at this Instant sit for Service; a thou- sand Difficulties surround you, and you seem capable of doing nothing ? You love to abuse the Ministry, cries the other; but let me tell you, Sir, they are capable of any thing. Who abuses them most, replies the other, I who wish j they were a little more wary in their Conduct, or you who join with their Enemies, and de- clare them capable of any Thing. The Lords of the Admiralty having made an illegal Demand of five hundred Men from the Watermen's Company, to man the Fleet, Mr. Arthur Beardmore, as Solicitor for that Com- pany, wrote a Letter to the Lords of the Ad- miralty, in Behalf of his Clients, refusing to comply with the illegal Demand, his Arguments were so uncontrovertible, and the point of Law so clear, that the Admiralty could return no Answer; but desisted from their Claim. To punish Mr. Beardmore for this spirited Beha- viour, the Ministry have, by their Influence, found Means to cause him to be dismissed from the Solicitorship of the Watermen's Company It is expected, and wished for by the Public, that Mr. Beardmore will publish his Letter to the Admiralty. We are assured that Orders have been given for the immediate failing of twelve Men of War to the Mediterranean, and that nine only can be mustered for that instantaneous Service. The Torbay Man of War, at the Nore, is ordered to complete her Complement of Men, and to fail for Jamaica immediately ; she is to be joined by the Dartmouth from Plymouth, and the Devonshire from Spithead. Five Battalions have failed in Transports from Ireland for Minorca. Several Men of War sitting out at the dif- ferent Yards at Chatham, Portsmouth, Ply- mouth, and Spithead, have received Orders to be in the Downs by the 20th of next Month. The Swift Sloop of War is arrived at Ply- mouth, with nine hundred impressed Men from Ireland. It is expected that the Dispute subsisting be- tween Spain and this Court will soon come to a final Issue as it is said Lord Rochford's Mea- sures will be very determinate. A Survey has lately been made, by Order of Government, of large Quantities of the largest Scantling Oak Timber in the New Forrest, Hants, for the Use of the Royal Navy, which is ordered to be felled, and conveyed to Ports- mouth Dock as early in the Spring as possible. We hear, that by the Returns received at the Admiralty, it appears that 16,000 Men were collected in the different Parts of Great Britain on Wednesday last, in consequence of the general Press. One thousand and seventy- five Men were impressed below Bridge last Wednesday Night; three hundred and fifty- seven of whom were furnished with Protections. Friday Night the Press was as hot on the River Thames as it was on Wednesday Night, 275 Men having been impressed from on board the outward- bound Vessels. They are said to be intended for Admiral Howe's Squadron at Chatham. A Letter from Oporto, dated Nov. 17, says, We have taken every Precaution possible to give Advice to all Ships that may appear on the Coast, not to put into any Spanish Ports, and to those that put into Vigo, to depart im- mediately, to avoid any sudden Embargo. We are apprehensive ( say the Portuguese) that the Spaniards will soon declare War, as their Pre- parations both by Sea and Land are great." It is said that Advice has been received of two French Frigates having been discovered cruizing in the lrish Channel. A French Ship is arrived, which, we hear, left Bengal in May, and Pondicherry in June, but no Tidings were then heard of the Aurora, Capt. Lee, with the Supervisors on board, who should have arrived at one or other of those Places in March at farthest. Betts have been laid ( says the Edinburgh Advertiser) that the Earl of Dysart will not be elected one of the Sixteen Peers of Scotland to supply the present Vacancy. Many of the Scots Peers, we hear, are determined to vote for no Peer to fit in Parliament, upon any fu- ture Election, who does not oppose this minis- terial Measure of forcing in upon them a no- minal Scots Peer, who has neither Estate nor any Concern with Scotland besides the Title. We hear that a Great Lady has signified her Disapprobation of the C e. It is said that if the above Assembly is coun- tenanced, something of the same Kind will take place in most of the principal Cities in the Kingdom. In the late rencounter, when Governor John- stone's Ball had struck Lord George's Pistol Lord George called out, Mr. Johnstone, you have hit my Pistol; to which the Governor replied, I would rather hit that, my Lord, than your Body. I am much obliged to you, Sir, for your Compliment, said Lord George, and I am myself fully satisfied. Some Letters it is said, have been stopped at one of the General Post Offices, on an Infor- mation that their Contents were of a treason- able Nature; and that the Correspondents Names, together with other Particulars, will soon be made public. A few Days ago an extraordinary Case was laid before a very eminent Counsellor, which will be brought to a Hearing in the Court of Equity, the Counsel's Opinion being much in Favour of the Plaintiff. The Subject is as fol- lows : A Gentleman, whose Residence is not a hundred Miles South of the City of Wor- cester, was, according to the Fashion of the Times, detected in Crim. Con. with his Neigh- bour's Wife ; a pretended Friend of the Hus- band desired the Affair might be adjusted, on the Gentleman's paying a Sum of Money, as Damages, a considerable Share of which this faithful Negociator took Care to put in his own Pocket. The Action will be brought by the Husband for the Recovery of the Money he has been defrauded of by this honest and dis- interested Friend. O Tempora ! O Mores ! On Thursday, as a young Man was washing himself in his Father's Kitchen, near the Tower, the House- keeper came to him with a Child in his Arms, desiring him to kiss it; he replied, that he would kiss no Bastard : Upon which she threatened to turn him out of Doors, as she had done his Sister. Words arising, he ran up Stairs, fetched a loaded Pistol, with which he wounded her in the Throat, and she died Yesterday. The young Man immediately surrendered him self to Justice Pell, who committed him to the Tower Gaol. Yesterday the Report was made to his Majesty of the Prisoners under Sentence of Death in Newgate; when the four following were ordered for Execution on Wednesday January 2, viz Thomas Hand, for siring a loaded Pistol at Jo- seph Holloway, in his House in Story- Street, Tottenham- Court- Road; John Clark and John- Joseph Defoe, alias Brown, alias Smith, for robbing Alexander Fordyce, Esq; on the Highway, in the Road to Roehampton; and Mark Marks, for robbing Joshua Crowden of his Watch on the Highway, in Houndsditch — Thomas Meekins, alias Mekeing, for rob- bing and ravishing Susannah Mazemore in a Field near Hoxton, is respited. On Thursday a Dispensation passed the Seal to enable the Rev. Thomas Clare, B. D. to hold the Rectory of Lasborough, in Gloucestershire with the Rectory of Newton, in Wilts, worth 300I. per Annum. On the 24th ult. died at Dublin the Right Rev. Dr. James Lessley, Bishop of Limerick To Journeymen COOPERS in general. WANTED in London, at this Time, a great Number of Journeymen Coopers: Those who are inclined to come to work in London, will receive great Encouragement and constant Employ. And as a further Induce- ment, such as are sober and good Workmen shall be paid One Guinea each Man for Travelling Charges, provided they continue three Months with the Master they first engage with. Apply immediately to any of the principal Master Coopers in London and Westminster; or to Mr. Creighton, at the Denmark Tavern, Aldgate. PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, the Creditors of LAWRENCE Cox the Younger, late of Tewkes- bury, in the County of Gloucester, Gentleman, deceased, are, on or before the twelve th Day of February next, to come in and prove their Debts before John Browning, Esq; one of the Masters of the said Court, at his Chambers in Symond's Inn, Chancery- Lane, London; or, in Default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded the Benefit of the said Decree. Notice is hereby given, THAT there will be a Meeting for the Sale of all Kinds of CATTLE, Toll- free, at Burton upon Trent, in the County of Stafford, on Saturday the 2d Day of February next, and be continued yearly every id Day of February, unless when it happens to fall on a Sunday, and then on the following Day. Cranmere, Dec. 19, 1770. To be LETT, and entered upon at Lady- Day next, ALarge, handsome, modern- built House, consisting of six Rooms on a Floor, with Closets adjoining, Stabling for upwards of twenty Horses, two Coach- Houses, Dove- House, Walled Kitchen Garden, sixty Acres of Meadow and Pasture Land ; the Meadow may be Watered at Will. The House is elegantly and well fur- nished, situate upon a healthy pleasant dry Spot ( called and known by the Name of Davenport- House) within three Miles of Bridgnorth, in the County of Salop; there is an extensive and beautiful Pleasure Ground; ornamented with several Build- ings, & c. the Whole planted and laid out according to the present Mode and Taste in Gardening. N. B. Any Gentleman may be accommodated with more Land ; and for further Particulars enquire of Mr. Valentine Vickers, of Cranmere, near the said Spot; or of Mr. John Congreve, ia Bridgnorth. To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, At the Golden Cross Inn, in Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, on Tuesday the 8 th Day of January next, between the Hours of Two and Four in the Afternoon ( subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall be then produced) Freehold Messuage and Farm, called Kennett's Hall, situate in the Parish of Dodderhill, in the County aforesaid, and now in the Holding of Adam Ruston, at the yearly Rent of 2 3l The Tenant will shew the Premisses; and fur- ther Particulars may be had of Mr. Harris, at Stoke Lodge, near Bromsgrove; or of Mr. Brasier, Attorney, in Bewdley. To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, At the House of Thomas Lee, known by the Sign of the Talbot Inn, in Droitwich, in the County of Worcester, on Friday the 11 th. Day of January next, between the Hours of One and Three in the Afternoon, subject to such Conditions as will be then and there produced, , A Quantity of very fine Elm Timber, growing on an Estate at Hinlip, near Droit- wich aforesaid, and which is all numbered and marked. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. William Chance, at Hinlip aforesaid, who will shew the same. N. B. There will be a large Quantity of Oak Timber to be sold at Welch Newton, near Mon- mouth, of which Notice will be given in this and other Papers. A To be SOLD by AUCTION, On Monday the 7th of January next, at the House of Mr. Penny, being the Post- Office, in Bengworth, Worcestershire, between the Hours of Two and Five in the Afternoon, subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall be then and there produced ( if not in the mean Time disposed of by private Contract, of which timely Notice will be given in this Paper) AFreehold Messuage, or Mansion- House, and an inclosed Farm, with conve- nient Out- buildings thereunto belonging, together with about 140 Acres of good Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Lands; the Whole lying within a Ring - Fence, and known by the Name of Wormington Grange, in the Parish of Didbrook in the County of Gloucester; and now held by Wil- liam Aly, under Contract, which will be void at Lady Day 1771, at the yearly Rent of 115l. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Lang ford, of Kempsey, near Worcester. Mr. Aly, the Tenant, will shew the Premisses. To be SOLD by AUCTION, At the Angel Inn, in Broad- Street, Ludlow, on Monday the 21st of January next, the Sale to begin at One in the Afternoon, ALL that Capital Messuage, Farm, and Premisses, situate in Kingston, in the Parish of Stoke St. Milborough, in the County of Salop, late in the Possession of Mr. William Collins, deceased, and now in the Possession of Richard Parry, of the yearly Value of 80I. And also that other Messuage and Farm, situate in the Parish aforesaid, called the Bank- House, late in the Holding of John Parton, at the yearly Rent of 60I. N. B. Both Farms are improveable, are well Wooded and Watered, have convenient and exten- sive Right of Common to Brown Clee- Hill, have Oak Timber and other Trees, Saplings, and Underwood thereon, to the Value of 400l. and upwards. For Particulars enquire of Mr. Jeffreys, in Shrewsbury; or Mr, Parry, at Kingston, who will shew the Premisses. MONDAY'S POST. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Constantinople, November 3. THE 18th of last Month the Grand Signior received Dispatches from Moldavingi Pacha, in which he in- formed his Highness, that Hassan Bey, whilst the Russian Fleet was gone to destroy the Dolcigno Ships [ a Turkish Port in the Gulph of Venice] which infested the Coasts of the Isle of Scio, he had, at the Head of 4000 Men, made a Descent on the Isle of Lemnos, and had retaken it from the Russians; but that the Russians, upon their Return from their Expedition, had put the Troops of Hassan Bey to the Sword, and had not only retaken the Island, but had also made themselves Masters of the Castle. We are in constant Expectation of some great Change, as the Ambassadors from Vienna, Prussia, Great Britain, especially from France, interest themselves in bringing about a Pacification, though the Porte seems to be backward in the Matter, and insists, that the Russians should not only give back all their Conquests, but pay the Expences incurred from the War, as the Russians were the Aggressors, and broke the Treaty of Carlowitz, by meddling with the Polish Affairs. Copenhagen, Dec. 4. The Adjutant General Warnstedt, who returned here the 26th of last Month from Petersbourg, is put under Arrest in his Apartment, guarded by an Officer who Is ordered to suffer nobody to be admitted to him. The Occasion of his Disgrace is not yet known. Cadiz, Nov 13. The Preparations that are making here and in this Neighbourhood, do not in the least abate. Several Battalions of Troops are already arrived here, and others are posted along the neighbouring Coast. COUNTRY NEWS. Birmingham, Dec. 24. On Tuesday Night and Wednesday Morning considerable Damages were done by the high Winds in and about this Town. At Duddeston- Hall the Wind was so violent, that it blew up by the Roots four very large EI'm Trees; one sell across Castle Brom- wich Road, and a Waggon coming that Way, the Horses took Fright, broke off the Shafts, and ran away: The other three Elms grew upon Dr. Ash's Farm, which sell upon a Corn Rick belonging to Mr. Ball, threw it off the Standard, and damaged his other Ricks. At Warwick, the Inhabitants felt the Fury of that Night's Tempest in no less a Degree; a Piece of Lead forty- eight Feet long and nine broad, weighing about two Tons, was blown off a new Stable belonging to the Earl of Warwick. Hereford, Dec. 24. On Tuesday Night a terrible Fire broke out in a Rick of Bark, at the Castle Wharf, occasioned by the People, who had been employed in shaving it leaving some Fire in after they had done Work. The Night being very tempestuous, the Wind full West, drove it from the Tow, otherwise the . whole City' must have been destroyed: The Fire having reached an adjoining Hovel, re- duced it to Ashes in a few Minutes. The Flames were so rapid as to be carried by the Wind quite across the Castle Green, supposed to be near four hundred Yards, and set several Trees on Fire. Notwithstanding all the Assistance that could be had, the Fire could not be got under before all the Bark in three adjoining Ricks were entirely consumed; happily, however, the Wind being in that Point, no further Damage was sustained. All the Bark belonged to Mr. Saife, of Chepstow, and is computed at 700I. Loss. Portsmouth, Dec. 21. We hear that Yester- day Orders arrived from the Admiralty, to use the utmost Diligence in procuring Men to man his Majesty's Fleet; in consequence of which the Grace Cutter was sent down to Cowes Road, were upwards of 250 Sailors were im- pressed out of the outward- bound as well as all other Merchant Ships lying in that Road; even Protections did not secure them. Nor have the Gangs been less active here, having picked up a great Number of useful Hands. LONDON, Saturday, Dec. 22. Lord Sandwich is appointed Secretary of State for the Northern Department, in the Room of Lord Rochford, who is removed to the Southern Department, on the Resignation of Lord Weymouth. London Gaz. It is said that some great Changes in A n will take Place soon after the Holidays; many Piques have been taken, and lnuendoes thrown out, which cannot fail being productive of divers Alterations. It is whispered, that the Duke of Grafton will be appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. A great Lawyer, it is said, has certainly de- clared his Intention to retire, being convinced at last that at Periods like the present—" the Post of Honour is a private Station." A Difference of Opinion in the Cabinet Council was the true and only Cause of Lord Weymouth's Resignation. The Point upon which this Difference arose, was a new Propo- sition to the Court of Spain ; which Lord Wey- mouth thought too humiliating, and too much below the Honour and Dignity of Great Bri- tain to make. Finding the rest of the Cabinet not likely to concur with him in that Opinion, and not chusing to relinquish it, he determined to resign. His Resolution was sudden, and wholly unexpected. It was but a short Time before, that out of special Regard to his Lord- ship, and by Way of Compliment to him per- sonally, that his Relation, Lord Dysart, was WORCESTER; December 26 1770, THE Sale of the BATH HOUSE near this City, as also of the FREEHOLD STATE in the Parish of Norton, ( advertised in first Page of this Paper to be on Monday, next) for material Reasons, postponed to Monday the of January: The respective Sales to be at the Pole, and at such Hours as are already mentioned. ALL Persons who stand indebted to the Estate of JOHN BRACE, of the City Worcester, Baker, a Bankrupt, are desired to lay the respective Sums from them due and owing, Mr. Watkins, Attorney, in Worcester, on or before the 15th Day of January next. ALL Persons that have any De- mands upon the Estate of Mr. Alderman TOMLINS, late of the City of Worcester, Distiller, deceased, are hereby desired to apply to Mr. John Williams, Distiller, in the said City: And all Persons indebted to the said Mr. Tomlins, must in their respective Debts to the said Mr. Wil- liams, who only has Authority to receive the same. Mrs. Williams, who has long carried on, in all its various Branches, on his own Account, the Rectifying Business, having now taken to that Part of Mr. Tomlins's Trade, humbly solicits the Favour of the said Mr. Tomlins's Friends and Customers, assuring them that they may depend on his dealing upon the most equitable and Honourable Terms, for all Manner of Brandies, Rum, and Compound Waters, and of being served with the best and most genuine of every Sort. Mr. Williams, at the same Time, takes this Opportunity of returning his sincere and grateful Thanks to his Customers for their Favours already received. TO BE SOLD, Situate at WORCESTER, upon the River Severn, THE well- known compleat Malt Distillery of the late Mr. Alderman Tom- lins, deceased; containing the whole and entire Apparatus necessary for carrying on that Branch of Business. The Still- House, which is formed and fitted up in the most commodious Manner, with all the Utensils, well contrived, and in the compleatest Order and Proportion, and, by Ex- perience, as well adapted as possible for the Dis- patch of Business, and Economy in the carrying it on, is now in full Work, and capable of brewing from twelve to fifteen Quarters ; and the Buildings already erected are Sufficient for enlarging the Work to any Extent. Also a double Malt- House, adjoining to the said Distill- House, with conve- nient Room for the making ten or twelve thousand Bushels of Malt yearly. For Particulars enquire of Mr. John Williams, Distiller, in Worcester aforesaid. THURSDAY's POST. ( By EXPRESS from LONDON.) Arrived the Mails from France and Flanders. Hambourg, November 27. ACCORDING to Letters from War- saw, the Polish Ukraine and Po- dolia are entirely destroyed. The Peasants, who were employed to carry Provisions and Forage to the Army on the Danube, were oblige to leave their Lands fallow and uncultivated ; and most of them, on their Return, perished by conta- gious Disorders. The Country is also entirely abandoned to the Pillage of the Heydamacks, who do not even spare the Russians, from whom they lately took a valuable Convoy near Kiow. Cadiz, Nov. 20. Three Companies of the Regiment of Ireland, are embarked on board the Transports, which are detained in the Bay by contrary Winds ; the rest of the Regiment will be conveyed on board immediately. Their Destination, it is said, is for the Havannah. The Regiment of America has received Or- ders to embark, without Delay, for the Canary lslands. LONDON, Tuesday, Dec. 25. Whitehall, Dec. 25. The King has been pleased to order a Conge d'EIire to the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Ely, for electing a Bishop of that See, the same be- ing now void by the Death of the Right Rev. Father in God Dr. Mathias Mawson, late Bishop thereof: And also to order a Letter, recom- mending to the said Dean and Chapter the Right Rev. Father in God Dr. Edmund Keene, now Bishop of Chester, to be by them elected Bishop of the said See of Ely. Lond. Gaz. We are now assured, that the Ministry are positively determined, and that we are now at the Eve of a War. An Embargo is expected every Day to be laid on the outward- bound trading Vessels ; whence it is concluded a Rupture with a foreign Power is at no great Distance. It is said that an Address will shortly be pre- sented by a great Corporation, with an Offer of their Lives and Fortune, at the present Crisis, rather than submit to an ignominious Peace. Lord Chatham, we hear, still continues to support the Declaration he made some time af- ter the Opening of the present Session of Par- liament, that we should not be a Nation in two Months from that Time.— We understand that the Expiration of the Time of the above Pre- diction, happens on the 22d of January next; and that many Persons are under great Appre- hensions on that Account. Private Letters from France make Mention of a prevailing Humour there of an intended Invasion ; but whether on the English Terri- tories in the East or West, is not gathered from the Report. Sunday Night the Right Honourable Lord Townsend, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, arrived in Town. We hear a certain Great Man has been for- mally expelled the British Society in Dublin. It is generally believed Lord Weymouth will soon join the Minority. All the Protections granted to Tradesmen from the Admiralty are expired, and though the greatest Interest was made at the Board for renewing some of them, they were refused. The East India Company has petitioned the Lords of the Admiralty to release those Seamen that have been impressed out of their outward- bound Ships, but without Effect. It is reported, and by the extreme Steps now taken in pressing for Seamen, believed, that Intelligence is arrived of the landing of the Spanish Forces at the Island of Jamaica, and of their having a very large Fleet lying at that Place. Great Encouragement is given at the Navy Office to Persons applying for Warrants as Sur- geons Mates, in consequence of which up- wards of fifty have passed Examination for that Purpose within this Fortnight past at Surgeons Hall. It is said, in Case of a War, Lord Pembroke will have a distinguished Command. His Lordship, during the late War in Germany, was highly caressed by Prince Ferdinand. By some private Letters lately received from Lisbon, we find the Tone of the Prime Minister is already lowered one- third. The bare Men- tion of a Fleet of English Men of War in the Tagus, has done our Mercantile Interest in that Kingdom more real Service than two Years fruitless Négociation. During the late War, under the Admini- stration of the great Commoner, then so called, there were ten Gentlemen of Various Nations employed at a considerable Expense, in a cer- tain Part of Europe ( whom for the Honour of our Country, and promised Faith, we shall not mention) to procure the most early, as well as minutest Intelligence, over and above the com- mon Method by Post, & c. of what past in the Cabinets of the several contending Powers. One Gentleman in particular, an Englishman by Birth, educated at Bern, in Switzerland, performed his Part so well ; traversed France, during five Years of that War, under the assumed Character of a Swiss Surgeon, having been bred to Surgery and Physic; and, a few Days before the Departure of the Brest Fleet, which was demolished by Sir Edward Hawke, actually dined with the Governor of that fa- mous Place, walked all round the Ramparts with his Excellency, and continued at Brest a Fortnight after Conflans's Defeat, took Plans and Elevations of the Garrisons, & c. trans- mitted them to his Employers, and afterwards found Means to convey himself in a Fishing- Boat on board of an English Man of War, then laying in Quiberon Bay. It is confidently said, that the present most ruinous State of the Royal Navy will shortly produce a Parliamentary Enquiry into the same, and into the Conduct of the Officers whose Duty it was to prevent it. Lord Weymouth's Resignation has done him the greatest Honour ; the Profits of his Place are said to have amounted to near 6000l. and though his Estate is extremely small, he chose to retire, rather than adopt a Measure, with regard to the Spaniards, that he thought incon- sistent with the Honour of his Country. Not long since there appeared in the London Gazette, a Promotion by his Majesty of six Captains to the Rank of Admirals; by which Promotion seven very worthy Officers, their Seniors, are superseded, to the great Surprize of every Person acquainted with the Navy. A few Days after, the seven Captains so superseded were likewise promoted to be Admirals ; and their Rank and Precedency restored to them.— This second Promotion was still more sur- prizing than the first. Col. B , in the Lower Room of the Robinhood Society, fre- quently called upon L— d N-- th to account for this strange Proceeding, because ( said he) one of the two Steps must be wrong; if the seven deserved to be superseded, they ought not to have been restored ; if, on the other Hand, they deserved the Rank they had now obtained, it was ungrateful and scandalous to put such a Slight upon their Services, and such a Stigma on their Characters, as had been done by super- seding them. L— d N— th being pushed pretty hard one Day, on this Subject, answered fret- fully, that it was not in his Department ; that he would neither avow the Measure, nor dis- avow it ; that if Gentlemen wanted to know who had advised hisM— y to act so, they ought to ask the First L— d of the Adm y, in whose Department it was. Upon this Col. B— re took the Opportunity to apply to Sir Edward H ke for the Solu- tion of this Mystery of a double Promotion. Sir Edward declared, that though in his De- partment, it was not done by his Advice ; he said he would tell the Room all he knew con- cerning it.—" I was directed to lay before his M a List; of the Officers of the Navy down to Lord Howe inclusive, which I did according to their Seniority, distinguishing the Length of Service, and the particular Character and Services of each. His M—— immediately gave me a written List of six, whom he said he had chosen to promote to the Rank of Admiral, I entreated his gracious Permission to repre- sent to him, that this Promotion superseded seven senior Officers, distinguished for their Character, and eminent for their Services. His M—— replied, that he chose only these six. then requested his gracious M—, that the seven superseded Officers might be permitted to lay Memorials of their Services before him. This his M — most graciously permitted. I had afterwards Orders to cause the seven super- seded Officers also to be inserted in the Gazette.'' Col. B— re took Occasion from this History to observe, that it was the same Case in the Adm—- y as in every other Part of Govern- ment ; that there was a certain busy Devil that thrusts its Head into every Department, and did the Business for every Officer of State ; that we have a nominal Minister, nominal Secretaries of State, nominal Privy- Council; Men whose Names' are only used for Responsibility ; that so despicable Junto, who form the interior Ca- binet, may, at the Risque of others, work Mis- chief in Darkness and Obscurity. We hear that Lord C-— m will bring on the Debate concerning Lord M d's Con- duct soon after the Holidays. It is said, that previous to the next Meeting of Parliament, the leading Gentlemen in the Opposition will meet at the Thatched House Tavern, St. James's, in order to concert Mea- sures for their Conduit during the Remainder of the present Session. It is worthy of Observation, that none of the Quakers either joined in or signed any of the late Petitions or Remonstrances; nor do they ever address or petition the King, but as a Body by themselves. Their Royal Highnesses Prince Edward and the Princess Augusta Sophia, who were lately under Inoculation for the Small Pox, are so well recovered as to be able to go abroad. We hear a noble Lord is so little pleased with the Satisfaction of exchanging two Fires with his Adversary, that he has declared an Intention of proposing a second Duel, in order to extort the Concessions he thinks himself entitled to. We hear a Treaty of Commerce, by no Means advantageous to Great Britain, has lately been entered into by the Courts of Pe- tersburgh and Copenhagen. We are credibly informed, that there are now at Rochford 12 Sail of the Line, 6 Bombs, and 4 Fire Ships, all ready to sail at an Hour's Notice. In the Course of five Months, no less than 24 Ships in the East India Company's Service, have arrived in the River richly laden, from their respective Settlements. It is said to be in Agitation to recall Captain Preston from Boston, and to confer Honours on him for his late Conduct. By Letters from Warsaw we learn that Prayers have been put up there for three Days toge- ther, to obtain from Heaven a Cessation of the Plague, which, though it has kept for some Time at a great Distance from that Capital has made dreadful Ravages at Choczim. The same Advices confirm the taking of the Fortress of Czenstochan by the Russians, and that the Confederates are fled to the Moun- tains. They add, that Count Romanzovv still maintains his Head Quarters at Falsy in Wal- lachia; that the Cannonade of Brahilow con- tinued with great Vigour, and that the Grand Vizir, with his Army, was on the other Side of the Danube, opposite that Fortress, with the Design of raising the Siege, which it was imagined would bring on a Battle. By Letters arrived this Day from the Con- tinent we learn, that great Damage has been done in France, by prodigious Inundations, and that the Weather has been so stormy for some Days past, that no Vessels could venture from Ostend, or any Part of the Flemish Coast, where a great Number of Ships have been lost. They write from Maldon, in Essex, that a great deal of Damage was done by the Violence of the Storm last Wednesday Morning, among the Vessels in the River Chelmer; that several Persons were drowned, and some of their small Craft were sunk. The Account further says, that they are apprehensive of a deal of Damage being done at Sea, for every Tide dead Bodies, Heads of Ships, Planks, Masts, & c. are brought down ; and that along the Coast of Suffolk and Essex the Sea is covered with Wrecks. A Letter from Yarmouth says, we have now learned a more particular Account of the ter- rible Havock the Storm made amongst the Shipping, in our Road, last Wednesday Morn- ing: There were near 50 Sail at the Time it began, sixteen of which were drove on the Cockle Sands, and immediately sunk ; and not twelve Men out of the Whole were saved; for the Wind blew so hard, and the Sea ran so high, that it was impossible to get to their Assistance. Four more were lost within Sight of the Town; the Crews of which were so for- tunate as to get ashore. The rest of the Ships were dismasted, lost their Anchors and Cables ; as soon as the Storm abated, Boats were sent to their Assistance, but several were driven to Sea, and we are afraid they are lost. A Letter from Cambridge, dated Dec. 20, says, " This Day came on the great contested Election between the Master and Fellows of Clare- hall, in this University, touching the Re- election of a Fellow, into his Fellowship, after his vacating it by accepting a Living; which was carried against the Master. If this Re- election had taken Place, it is imagined, the Consequence would have been dreadful, as every Fellow might then have taken a Li- ving, and afterwards, by Interest, have got re- elected into it." Among the Number impressed on Wednes- day Night last, the celebrated Mr. Shuter, the Comedian, is one; but on his being carried to the Rendezvous he was immediately ordered to be discharged. The present Lottery will end Drawing on Saturday next; One of the 10,000l. Prizes, drawn in this Lottery, was purchased for a Gentleman in Staffordshire who first saw his Number men- tioned in a Country News- paper, and wrote to Town to be satisfied of the Truth of it. He is an elderly Gentleman, lately married to a young Wife, to whom and to a young Lady her Relation, he had made a Present of the Ticket. Another of the 1o, oool. Prizes belongs to a Swedish young Gentleman, who has been in England about three or four Months. PRIZES drawn in the STATE LOTTERY, since our last. Wednesday, No. 33,416, 1000l. No. 1192, 500I. No. 8031, 20,237, 23,256, 48,007, 1ool. each. No. 43,007, 42,984, 25,832, 48,423, 50l. each. Thursday, No. 9006, 13,050, 2163, 6252, 1ool. each. No. 26,888, 23,121, 43,371, 11,106, 37,909, 30.818, 50l. each. Friday, No. 9783, 5000l. No. 34,403, 45.381, 1ool. each. No. 1214, 29,558, 12,884, 25,913, 40,390, 31,517, 16,220, 22,271, 49,889, 20,940, 50l. each. Saturday, NO. 37,774, 42,617, 44,545, 500l. each. No. 27,711, 16,384, 1ool. each. No. 32,225; 2965, 15,662, 17,453, 49,870, 42,289, 50I. each. Yesterday, No. 588, 500I. No. 28,283, 19,869, 45,900, 3521, 46,847, 1ool. each. No. 7748, 21,483, 12,038, 6394, 6179, 50I. each. Bank Stock, 132 1- 4th. Four per cent. consol. 86 7- 8ths a 1- half. Three 1- half per cent. 1756, —. Three 1- half per cent. 1758, shut. Three per cent, consol. shut 77 1- 4th, a 5- 8ths a 1- half. Three per cent. reduced 76 3- 4ths a 5- 8ths. Three per cent. 1726, shut. Long Annuities, shut. South Sea Stock, shut. Three per cent. Old Annuities; 75 7- 8ths a 3- 4ths. Ditto New Annuities, shut. Ditto 1751, shut. India Stock, shut. Three per cent. Annuities, —. India Bonds, 22s. a 24s. Prem. Navy Bills, 2 3- 8ths a 1- half percent. Disc. Lottery Tickets, 23l. Yesterday Morning. Price of CORN per Quarter, at London. Wheat 36s. to 41s. I Pease 28s. to 30s. Barley 20s. to 23s. | Hog Pease 26s. to 27s. Oats 15s. to 18s. Beans 21s. to 26s. Brown Malt 25s. to 28s Pale Malt 26s. to 30s. Rye 27s. to 28s. BANKRUPTS Tares 33s. to 36s. Finest Flour 32s. per Sack. required to surrender. . William Andrews, of Southwark, Broker, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Feb. 2.— Tho. Bird, of Sunbury, in Middlesex, Builder, Jan. 2, 8, Feb. 2.—- James Tims, of St. Giles in the Fields, Salesman, Jan. 2, 10, Feb. 2.— Samuel Gibson and Wm. Gibson, of Bristol, Linnen- drapers, Jan. 2, 4, Feb. 2. Samuel Whiley, of St. Martin in the Fields, Cord- wainer, Jan. 2, 4, Feb. 2 George Wilson, of Newington, in Surry, Victualler, Jan. 8, 12, Feb. 2. — Thomas Horne, of Little Newport- Street, West- minster, Poulterer, Jan. 2, 8, Feb. 2 ; — all at Guildhall. DIVIDENDS to be made to Creditors. Jan. 12. Thomas Cooke, of Size- Lane, London, Packer.— Feb. 13. Thomas Fenwick and Ralph Fenwick, of Thames- Street, Ironmongers. Jan. 23. William Collins, of Tower- Street, Mer- chant.— Jan. 22. John Roberts, of London, Mer- chant.— Stephen Barbutt, of Spital- Square, Wea- ver :— all the above at Guildhall.— Jan. 17. Fran- cis Homfray, of Old Swinford, Worcestershire, Ironmonger, at the Talbot, in Stourbridge. WORCESTER, Thursday, December 27. On Thursday last died Mr. Philip Tomlins, a very eminent Distiller, one of the Members of this Corporation, and who served the re- spectable Office of Mayor of this City in the Year 1751.— By all who had any Concerns or Acquaintance with him, he ever stood charac- terized as the friendly, generous, the honour- able, and the honest Man. And On Tuesday Night last died, suddenly, that very worthy Gentleman, Morgan Greaves, Esq; of this City. On Monday Night last the Shop of Mr. William Baylis, Ironmonger, in Bromyard, was broke open, and robbed of different Kinds of Goods to the Value of ten or twelve Pounds. The Robbery is supposed to have been commit- ted by two Men, who that Day came to Brom- yard on Horseback, were seen strolling about the Town in the Evening, and left the Place very early the next Morning. The Family lying in the back Part of the House, the Vil- lains committed the Robbery unheard, not- withstanding they forced open the Shop Door, which had been strongly barred and bolted. Last Friday Morning a Fire broke out in the Dwelling- House of Mr. John Hughes, at Al- mondsbury, in Gloucestershire, which entirely consumed that and three other Houses adjoin- ing, together with three Horses, a Wheat Rick, three Hay Ricks, and other Effects. On Saturday last a Man and Horse were drowned in a Brook, near Alcester ; Yesterday the Horse was found, but the Body of the un- fortunate Man has not yet been discovered. The Assize of Bread, set by the Right Worshipful the Mayor and Justices, on Monday last. Penny Loaf to weigh Two- penny Loaf Six- penny Loaf Twelve- penny Loaf Eighteen- penny Loaf Wheaten lb. oz. dr. 0 8 11 1 1 6 3 4 2 684 9 12 7 Houshold lb. oz. df 0 11 9 1 7 4 5 8 11 1 13 0 9 3 8 9 weigh The Halfpenny Bach Cake not to weigh less than 4 Ounces 5 Drams, the Penny ditto not less than 8 Ounces 11 Drams; and no other Sort of Bach Cakes to be made. * § * All Sorts of Almanacks, Gentlemen and Ladies Memorandum Books, and Court Kalenders may be had of the Printer of this Journal, and of the Worcester Newsmen. M To the PRINTER of the WORCESTER JOURNAL. SIR, Y Motive for sending you this Epistle for Insertion, is, to shew, in the best Manner my poor Abilities will admit, the different Me- thods of celebrating the present holy Season of the Year, called CHRISTMAS, in this Kingdom. Those old- fashioned Mortals, who have been ac- customed to look upon this Season with extraor- dinary Devotion, I shall leave to con over the Ex- planation of it in Nelson, my present Plan being to shew in what Manner People in general observe it. With the Generality, Christmas is looked upon as a Festival in the most literal Sense, and held sacred by good Eating and Drinking. These, indeed, are the most distinguishing Marks of Christmas ; the Revenue from the Malt, and the Duty upon Wines, & c. on Account of these Twelve Days, have always been found to increase considerably : And it is impossible to conceive the Slaughter that is made among the Poultry and the Hogs in dif- ferent Parts of the Country, to furnish the pro- digious Number of Turkies and Collars of Brawn that travel up, as Presents, to the Metropolis oil this Occasion. These Christmas Remembrances took Rife from the laudable Custom of distribut- ing Provisions at this Quarter of the Year to the Poor ; but these Presents are now seldom sent to those who are really in Want of them, but are designed as Compliments to the Great, from their Inferiors, and come chiefly from the Tenant to his rich Landlord, or from the Rector of a fat Living, as a Kind of Tythe to his Patron. Nor is the old hospitable English Custom of keeping Open- House for the poor Neighbourhood, any longer regarded. We might as soon expect to see Plumb Porridge introduced at the Female Coterie, as that the Lord of the Manor should assemble his poor Tenants to make merry at the Great House. The Servants now swill the Christmas Ale by themselves in the Hall, while the Squire gets drunk, with his Brother Fox- hunters, in the Smoking Room. There is no Rank of People so heartily rejoiced at the Arrival of this joyful Season as the Order of Servants, Journeymen, and Apprentices, and the lower Sort of People in general. No Master or Mistress is so rigid as to refuse them an Holi- day; and, by remarkable good Luck, the same Circumstance which gives them an Opportunity of diverting themselves, procures them Money to support it by the Tax which Custom has imposed upon us in the Article of Christmas- boxes. The Butcher and the Baker send their Journeymen and Apprentices to levy Contributions on their Cus- tomers, which are paid back in the usual Fees to Mr. John and Mrs. Mary. This serves the Trades- man as a Pretence to lengthen out his Bill, and the Master and Mistress to lower the Wages on Ac- count of the Vails. The Christmas- box was for- merly the Bounty of well- disposed People, who were willing to contribute something towards rewarding the Industrious, and supplying them with Neces- saries : But the Gift is now almost demanded as a Right; and our Journeymen, Apprentices, & c. are grown so polite, that, instead of reserving their Christmas- box for its original Use, their ready Cash serves them only for present Pocket- Money; and, instead of visiting their Friends and Relations, they commence the fine Gentlemen of the Week, and ma into all Manner of Excess and Extravagance. A merry Christmas has ruined many a promising young Fellow, who has been slush of Money at the Beginning of the Week, but before the End of it has committed a Robbery on the Till for more. But in the midst of this general Festivity, there are some so far from giving into any extraordinary Merriment, that they seem more gloomy than usual, and appear with Faces as dismal as the Month in which Christmas is celebrated. I have heard a plodding Citizen most grievously complain of the great Expense of House- keeping at this Season, when his own and his Wife's Relations claim the Privilege of Kindred to eat him out of House and Home. Then again, considering the present total Decay of Trade, and the great Load of Taxes, it is a Shame they think that poor Shop- keepers should be so fleeced and plundered under the Pretence of Christmas Boxes. But if Tradesmen have any Reason to murmur at Christmas, many of their Customers, on the other Hand, tremble at its Approach, as it is made a Sanction to every petty Mechanic to break in upon their Joy, and disturb a Gentleman's Repose at this Time by bringing in his Bill. Now, Mr. Berrow, after paying you the Com- pliments of the Season ( in the Phrase of vulgar Mechanics) by wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new Year, I will take my Leave of you for the present, and am Your humble Servant, A. B. From the Sr. JAMES'S CHRONICLE. To the PRINTER, SIR, IAm a Clergyman's Son in Shire, and one of nine Children; I came to Town with my eldest Sister to my Uncle, an Apothecary, near the Monument, to know the World a little. As I have kept wholly with my Father in the Country, and been taught by him, I have had no Oppor- tunity till now of being introduced into high Life. My Father's Living is but final, and as he unluckily voted according to his Conscience, and against the sitting Member, I have not been able to get any Franks to send my Father and Mother the News of this Place, and what we have heard and seen. As it would therefore be too expensive to send Letters by the Post, and as I know he gets your Pa- per from the neighbouring Market- Town, I have settled to correspond with him in your Chroni- cle, as I am told you are kind enough to let People write to one another in that Way. I hope there- fore you'll oblige us by taking in my Letters, and beg my first Letter may be printed as soon as may be convenient, my Father, I am sure, being very impatient to hear from Sir, Your grateful humble Servant to command, DAVID SIMPLE. Hon. Father, Dec. 22,1770. WE, got to my Uncle's, after a very wet and disagreeable Journey, last Tuesday se'nnight. He received us in a very kind Manner, and made my Sister eat and drink so much, that she has been sick ever since. He is a very merry Man, and never wants something to say to every body, and upon every Subject. He makes a great Joke of your Learning, and of your Way of Thinking. I am told he is a great Patriot, but he does not go much to Church. He has very near convinced me that your Principles are wrong, and that the Country will be certainly undone, till John Wilkes, Esq; is Prime Minister, and a Mr. Bellarse, who is very fond of failing, is at the Head of the Ad- miralty. I had the Honour of spending the Even- ing with the last Gentleman at my Uncle's; he is a fine spoken Man to be sure; but there was so much Smoking, and such a Stink in the Room, could not bear it for Want of fresh Air, so I lost a great deal by not being able to fit in his Com- pany ; but by Use ( I hope) I shall be able to bear any Thing for the Sake of Instruction. Yesterday I saw the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council Men, Bedlam, and Newgate. I cannot say that this was a very diverting Day ; to see no- thing but Folks, who had lost their Wits, or their Liberty, can be no pleasing Sight to an English- man, and a Christian. My Uncle will take us Tomorrow to the other End of the Town, to see the Ministers and the great People of the Court, and afterwards to a Collection of wild Beasts ; for he very pleasantly says, that he always shews them together. Indeed I am almost black and blue with walking along the Streets; they do so jostle and nudgel one with their Elbows, that Sister and I now walk in the Middle of the Streets, I in my Boots, and she with her Petticoats tucked up; they laugh and hollow at us, but we trudge on. I remember the Story of Atalanta, in Ovid's Metamorphoses, and so we never stop for any Thing till we arrive where are going. The Folks are very rude, to be sure, but my Uncle says it is all owing to our Liberties handed down to us by Magna Charta, and so Sister and I are satisfied, though we are in such a Pickle. I want sadly to see the K— g and Q-- n, whose Healths I have drank so many Years; but Uncle says it is Time enough, and is rather cross when I plague him about it. God bless ' em, I say; though I am no Courtier now, nor Sally neither, yet we will love the K— g and Q— n as long as we have Breath to draw. I dare not say so to my Uncle, for when he comes from his Club, he swears bitterly that he would not receive a Place or a Pension if he were starving. It is not my Business, you know, to contradict him ; but I could give him a Rowland for his Oliver, if I durst: More of that another Time. I forgot to tell you, that the great Folks have been turning one another out of their Houses, and shooting at one another! There is the Deuce to do! My Uncle wishes they were all turned out of their Houses, and he had the Key in his Pocket: If so ( says he) you should be a Bishop, Sally a Maid of Honour, and I a Sinecure, with an Embassy to a Foreign Court, but he would not take a Place himself. I am not ambitious, but I wish you had a better Living, and our Family well provided for. I can n0 more at present but love to you all. Your dutiful Son, DAVID SIMPLE. TO BE SOLD, THE following Freehold Messages and Lands, viz. Mrs. Sanders's late Dwelling- house in Edgar- Street, in the Parish of Saint Peter, and City of Worcester. Also a Farm House, in a dry Soil and healthy Air, which, at a small Expense, may be fitted up for the Residence of a Gentleman, or wealthy Tradesman ; with a Brick Barn, Garden, and Close of rich Meadow Ground adjoining, the Whole about five computed Acres, situate at Wichbold, in the Parish of Dodderhill, and County of Worcester, within two measured Miles of Droitwich, in the Road from thence to Bromsgrove and Birmingham. Also a good Dwelling- house and Barn, with about twenty- seven computed Acres of very good Land, lying all together, at a Place called Kings- land Hill, in the Parish of Dodder hill aforesaid, of about the yearly Value of Twenty- five Pounds. — The Widow Sanders, of Wichbold, who is Tenant thereof, will shew the Premisses. Note, There is a great deal of young growing Timber 0n the Lands at Wichbold and Kingsland Hill. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Thorneloe, in Worcester. December, 26th, 1776. NOTICE is hereby given, That such Persons as may be inclinable to con- tract to supply One Thousand Tons of COALS, to be delivered at Upton upon Severn, or at Defford Key on the Avon, in one Year, may direct their Proposals, sealed up ( and not other ways) to Mr. William Davis, Timber Merchant, in Pershore, Worcestershire, specifying the different Kinds of Coals, with the lowest Price of each Sort, and the Difference of Price respecting the Delivery at Upton or Defford, and he will be willing to treat and contract with such Person, at the Angel Inn, in Pershore aforesaid, on Monday the 31st Day of this Instant December, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon. To be SOLD, at OLD- SWINFORD, ONE Thousand Elm Trees, 14 Feet; One Thousand Ash ditto, 16 Feet; Four Hundred Scotch Firs ditto, 6 Feet; Seventy Beech ditto, 16 Feet; some Fruit and Walnut Trees; and a Quantity of Seedling Hawthorn Quick. Also to be SOLD, at the NOLE SANDS, near Bridgnorth, in Shropshire, About Six Thousand Scotch Firs, from four to six Feet; very convenient to the River Severn. For further Particulars enquire of Richard Aynsworth, at Old- Swinford, near Stourbridge, Worcestershire. To be LETT, and entered upon at Candlemas next, AVery good small Farm, called Yarranton's, situated at Alfrick, in the County of Worcester; consisting of a Dwelling- House, and all necessary Out- Buildings; the whole in good Repair; together with about fifty Acres of Land, chiefly Arable and Hop Ground; as also a Quantity of good Orcharding, which in the general produces twenty Hogsheads of Liquor in a Season; likewise good Cyder- House and Mill. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Natha- niel Wilkins, Grocer, in Worcester; or of Mrs. Oldham, the Owner and Occupier of the Premisses, who will shew the same. To be LETT, and entered upon at Candlemas next, A Very improvable Estate, near the Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Grimley, within three Miles of the City of Worcester, con- sisting of a capital Messuage, Out- Buildings, and upwards of 120 Acres of Arable,- Meadow, and Failure Land, the Whole well fruited ; and upwards of twenty Acres of new Clover, now growing on the Premisses ; together with Hop- Poles sufficient to plant three or four Acres of Ground. The Premisses are free of all Vicarial Tythes, and great Encouragement will be given to a Tenant for Improvement. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Bund, Attorney, in Worcester. TO BE SOLD, AFreehold Close of Pasture Ground, and six Acres of Common- Field Land, situate in the Parish of Breedon, in the County of Worcester. Particulars may be had by applying to Mr. Young, Attorney at Law, in Pershore, in the said County of Worcester. TO BE SOLD, AN inclosed Freehold Estate, lying together, in the Parish of Berrow, in the County of Worcester, known by the Name of Perrins's Court, and now in the Possession of Henry Green, and others, as Tenants at Will, at the yearly Rent of 74l including four Coppices and two Ridings of Aries. Further Particulars may be had by applying to Mr. Young, Attorney at Law, in Pershore ; or to Mr. Blomer, of the same Place. To be SOLD to the highest Bidder, At the Dwelling - House of Mr. Thomas Hodges, known by the Sign of the Crown, in Evesham, in the County of Worcester, on Monday the 14th Day of January next, between the Hours of Two and Five of the Clock in the Afternoon, AN inclosed Piece or Parcel of To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, On Thursday the 31st Day of January next, between the Hours of Two and Four in the Afternoon, at the Sign of the White Lyon, in Upton upon Severn, in the County of Worcester, in the following Lots, according to Conditions of Sale to be then produced, unless the Premisses, or any Part thereof, be sold by private Contract in the mean Time, of which proper Notice will be given, LOT 1. ONE computed Acre of Pasture and Orchard Ground, in the Parish of Ripple, in the County of Worcester; and three computed Acres of Arable Land, lying dispersed in a Common Field, called Ripple Field, in the said Parish. LOT 2. Three computed Acres of Arable Land, in the said Parish of Ripple and Earl's Croomb, in the said County, and near to a Place called Hollow Green. LOT 3. Three computed Acres of Meadow Ground, in a Meadow, called Royal Meadow, in the said Parish of Upton upon Severn; which said Lots are in the Occupation of Job Smith. LOT 4. A Cherry Orchard, by Estimation two Acres, in Bury Field, in the said Parish of Upton upon Severn, in the Occupation of William Creese, for the Remainder of a Lease of seven Years, of which one Year will be unexpired at Lady - Day next. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. William Davis, in Bromyard; or of Mr. Edward Cole- man, in Leominster. Meadow Ground called Beard's Piece, situate in the Parish of Saintbury, In the County of Gloucester, and now in the Possession of Wil- liam James, as Tenant thereof. The said Meadow Ground is Freehold, and subject to the Payment of a yearly Sum of Twenty Shillings, for the Life of a Person who is upwards of seventy Years of Age. Particulars may be had by applying to Mr. Young, Attorney, at Law, in Pershore, in the said County of Worcester. To be peremptorily SOLD, Together or in Lots, At the Angel Inn, in Pershore, in the County of Worcester, on Tuesday the 15th of January next, between the Hours of Two and Five in the Afternoon, AFreehold Estate, consisting of a Messuage and convenient Out- buildings, and about eighty Acres of Arable, Meadow, and Failure Land, situate at Eckington, in the said County of Worcester, together with several Cow Pastures, and other common Pastures, to the same belonging. Particulars may be had by applying to Mr. Young, Attorney at Law, in Pershore aforesaid. To be peremptorily SOLD, Pursuant to a Decree and subsequent Order of the High Court of Chancery, before Edward Montagu, Esq-, one of the Masters of the said Court, at his Chambers in Symond's Inn, Chancery- Lane, Lon- don, on Friday the 18th Day of January next, be- tween the Hours of Five and Six of the Clock in the Afternoon, SEVERAL Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, in the Parishes of Neen Savage and Cleobury Mortimer, in the County of Salop, late the Estate of Abel Johnston Ketelby, Esq; deceased Particulars whereof may be had at the said Master's Chambers. The following GENUINE MEDICINES are sold, by Appointment, at H. Berrow's, Printer, near the Cross, Worcester, and may also be had of the Worcester Newsmen. By His Majesty's Letters Patent, ( Granted 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 cruel Disorder, 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 lettered , let the Degree of Malignancy be ever so great. It is an Excel- lency peculiar to these Pills, to make directly to the com- plaining 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, we 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 this extraordinary Obligation to them, that whatever he promised himself from them they were sure to fulfil and exceed, as though impatient of immortal and universal Fame. These Pills are most worth a Place in the Cabinet of Master and Captains of Ships, and the more so, for that they require no Confine- ment, nor Restraint of Diet, will keep good in all Cli- mates any Length of Time, and effect a even when Salvation fails. Sold by the Patentee ( in Boxes of 2s. 6d. each) at his House No. 16, Bride Lane, Fleet Street; who effectu- ally cures Gleets and Seminal Weaknesses: Also sold by Appointment by Mr, Hart, Druggist, in Wolverhampton. A is and Co, Birmingham ; Smart, Ludlow; Hartlebury, Tewksbury ; Raikes Gloucester ; Jackson, Oxford ; and at Borrow's Printing Office in Worcester. MAREDANT's DROPS. To Mr. Norton, Surgeon, Golden- Square. sir, Prescot- Street, August 54, 1770. I should think myself wanting in Gratitude to you, and Humanity to my Fellow- Creatures, if I longer omitted acquainting the Public of the most extraordinary Cure I have obtained by the Use of your [ Maredant's Drops. It is twenty- two Years since I was first taken ill with the Scurvy, which appeared in great Blotches and other Eruptions all over my Body : I have had the Advice of many Physicians of Eminence, from some of whom l received temporary Relief, which ( and bathing in the Sea) only enabled me to support a most miserable Life. I was in the most afflicting Situation, without Hopes of Recovery, when, luckily reading the News- Papers, I saw the Cure of Mr. Hall, Attorney, in Johnson's- Court. Fleet- Street, whom I had known for many Years, that induced me to begin your Drops ; in taking a few Bottles. I found great Benefit, particularly in my Constitution and Appetite; and, by continuing them, am effectually cured; which I have no Reason to doubt, as it is above two Years since I took any, and remain in perfect Health though I can justly and truly say, I was in as deplorable a Condition as ever Man was, l am, with great Esteem, Yourmostobedient humble Servant, HENRY TRENCHARD GOODENOUGH, Steward to the Magdalen- Hospital. P. S. When I took the Drops I was a Clerk in the Preroga- tive - O ffice, D octors- Commons. Any Person still doubtful of the Efficacy of this Medi- cine, may ( by applying to Mr. NORTON, Surgeon, the West Side of Golden- square, near Piccadilly, London, the only Author and Proprietor, where these Drops are sold 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, Tiles, long continued Inflamma- tions of the Eyes, and every other Disorder arising from a Foulness in the Blood. They may be taken in any Season, without the least Inconvenience or Hindrance of Business. They also perfect Digestion, and amazingly I create an Appetite. BEAUME de VIE, By the KING's Patent. THE most general and efficacious Medicine extant, particularly in the following Cases; in Bilious Com- plaints no Remedy so certain, for it immediately corrects and carries off the offending Matter : It is indeed pecu- liarly adapted to the Stomach and Bowels. Its attenua- ting and searching Powers account also for its Success in Rheumatic, Gouty, and Scorbutic Habits: Women, in particular, are indebted to this Medicine, for the absol- lute Relief in that delicate Period wherein their Lives are most endangered, and in other Cases where Nature devi- ates wit h the Sex. We also confidently add, that the balsamic, invigorating Powers of this Balsam, have given it the highest Credit in impaired Constitutions, in the Decline of Age, and in Agues, even where the Bark has failed. This admirable Family Medicine is sold ( by Appoint- ment of the Proprietors) by William Nicoll, in St. Paul's Church- Yard, London, at 3s. the Bottle, with good Allowance for charitable Uses, or to fell again. It is also appointed to be sold by Messrs. Dean at New- port, Shropshire ; Eddowes, Salop ; Hesketh, Stour- bridge; Jopson, Coventry; Keating, Stratford; Lacey, Northampton ; Pearce, Ludlow ; Pugh, Hereford ; Sweating, Warwick; Taylor, Stafford ; Jackson, Ox ford ; Aris, Birmingham; Raikes, Gloucester; Berrow, Worcester ; and by a Dealer in the principal Towns in Great Britain and Ireland. A CAUTION to the PUBLIC. By the KING'S PATENTS. Dr. Walker's, Patent Jesuits Drops, for which hit Majesty was pleased to honour him with his Royal Letters Patent for England, Scotland, lre- land, 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, pleasant, safe, effectual, and immediate Cure ever discovered, for Gleets and Seminal Weaknesses, both Sexes are subject to, though ever so obstinate, or ever so long standing, and by whatever Means occasioned ; and also for the Venereal Disease, from its slightest to it most malignant Symptoms. Like- wise for the Gravel, Stone in the Bladder, and all Scor- butic Cases ever so long standing ; several Patients being deemed incurable have found Relief after trying all other Medicines. Likewise all Nervous Disorders, the Gout, Rheumatism, and all Disorders in the Stomach, ----- To be had at our Warehouse, the King' 1 Arms ( No. 45) op- posite the Sessions- House Gate, Old Baily, London ; and likewise at H. 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, WALKER'S Specific Purging Remedy, at 2s. 6d. per Pot. WORCESTER: Printed by H. B E R R O W, near the Cross ; Who sells all Kinds of Blank Warrants, Land- tax Receipts, Parish Certificates, Summonses, Orders of Removal, and every Form used by Justices of Pease, Parish Officers, & c. and by whom the PRINTING Business is executed in a neat and expeditious Manner on very reasonable Terms.
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