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Berrow's Worcester Journal

04/02/1773

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Date of Article: 04/02/1773
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Price Two- pence Halfpenny. T H U R S D A Y, February 4, 1773 Numb. 410 Saturday's and Sunday's Posts. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Berlin, December 3. OUR warlike Preparations are pur- sued with more than usual Vi- gour; and though we have a well- disciplined Army of about 250,000 Men ready to take the Field, yet our King has lately taken into Pay the Hessian and Brunswick Troops ; and the Emperor, with whom our King is in a strict Union and Alliance, has likewise taken the Saxon and Palatine Troops into Pay. The Secrets of our Cabinet are known very well to be impenetrable ; yet the best Poli- ticians affirm that this formidable Armament can- not solely be meant to secure the Possession of Po- land, but that certainly our King and the Em- peror will put in Force their favourite Scheme of annihilating our ancient System of Government in Germany, and to establish out of its Ruins two formidable Monarchies. The Impotence of the different Powers, and the Tyranny and Op- pression of the German Princes, bid fair for such an Event soon to take Places COUNTRY NEWS. Oxford, Jan. 30. We hear from Aylesbury, that last Week a Grocer of that Place, who was spending his Evening at the Bell, sent for a Car- penter to measure him for his Coffin ; the Orders were complied with by the Carpenter, and his Employer called for a Quart by Way of Beverage on taking Dimensions for his Crust, or last Suit, as he termed it. - The Reason assigned for this Whim was, that having ( according to his own Account) been very wicked, the Sight of the Cof- fin every Night at going to Bed might serve as an useful Memento. LONDON, Friday, January 29. An authentic Account of Tuesday's Proceedings in the House of Commons. At Three o'Clock, the Speaker being seated, the Orders of the Day were read. Mr. Sawbridge got up. Mr. Sawbridge.--- Mr. Speaker,— Sir, I rise, ac cording to my Promise, to make a third Time the Motion I have twice before made in the two pre- ceding Sessions, for Leave to bring in a Bill to shorten the Duration of Parliaments. However anxious my Wishes are, I must confess that I do not flatter myself with any Hopes of present Success. For I cannot expect any Assistance from those Mem- bers of the House who are now in Administration, nor from those who have been in Administration, nor yet from those enthusiastic general Admirers of the Revolution, who hold every Thing as sacred thàt has flowed from it ; and think, because it was a Remedy for former Evils, that we need not con- cern ourselves about its subséquent Abuses. For my- own Part, I own, I differ so much from these last Gentlemen, that, in my Opinion, it were better to have had no Revolution, and to have continued our old Race of Tyrants, than to see a septennial Parliament established under any Family whatever. The only Support the present Motion tan expëct, must come from those who act on a genuine, un- mixed Principle of public Good, and an Opinion of the Duty they owe to their Constituents : In short, from those who consider themselves, as they are, the Servants, not the Masters of the People. I do therefore, Sir, as the only possible Remedy for all the Evils we have seen and felt, and fear, now humbly more for leave to bring in a Bill to shorten the Duration of Parliaments. The Lord Mayor.-— I desire to sécond this Motion, though with as little Expectation of present Success as my honourable Friend who moved it. I know too well the Disposition of this House, and the Rea- sons which the Majority have to prefer a seven Years to a shorter Lease, to believe that any Proposal, which tends to alter their Situation, will be ad- mitted. However, I hope, and firmly trust, that he will persevere in an annual Repetition of this Motion, undismayed with the present Reception it may meet with. The Integrity and Clearness of the Principle will make amends for the small Num- bers who now are willing to embrace it ; and not- withstanding the disheartning Appearances of the present State of public Spirit amongst all Ranks and Orders of Men, both within Doors and without, I have a firm Reliance that the pressing Distresses which now hang over us, and the never- failing Con- sequences of a corrupt and shameless Government, which must, from Day to Day, continue to pour it upon us, will at length produce from Necessity the only saving Measure of a short Parliament, which is now denied to Right and Justice. As soon as the Lord- Mayor had finished, there was a general Clamour from all Sides of the House, crying—" The Question ! The Question ! The Question !" And no Person whatever appearing willing to debate, or to say a single Word upon the Subject, the Speaker was going to put the Question ; when Mr. Sheriff Oliver, evidently stung by the contemptous Silence of the Band of Pensoners, started from his Seat. Mr. Oliver. I rise, Mr. Speaker, in Behalf of Administration, ( the House was instantly in a dead Silence, and every Ear turned to Attention)—" and of Opposition jointly ;" because on this Subject they appear to be united. And I desire to give a few Reasons in Favour of a great Majority of this House, who are going to vote against the present Question, without having any Argument at all in their own Jusitification. It would be a great Pity, Sir, that the Merits of the Cause should be unknown through the Modesty of those who are Favourers of long Parliaments. Sir, the very Being of such an Administration as the present,— and of such an Opposition as the present, depends upon the Continuance of long Parliaments. By the wife Constitution of this Country, the exe- cutive Part of Government was entirely vested in the King. A fixed and permanent System of Laws was established as the Measure of his Government. The Forms and Ceremonies of leval Proceedings remained solely in the People. Of such a Constitu- tion an occasional or short parliament was a necessary Part. A Part of the CONSTITUTION, but no Part of the GOVERNMENT. Parliament was by n0 Means appointed to govern; but merely, to be a Check upon Government, to watch over the King and the Courts of Justice, to guard the Rights and Privileges of the People, and in their Name, and by their Appointment and Direction, to grant oc- casional national Supplies, for national Purposes. The natural Consequence ( Which indeed we have experienced) of long Parliaments, is to make them forget and neglect the very Ends of their Institution ; and to consider themselves n0 longer as mere Dele- gates and Attornies of the People, but as Persons chosen for seven Years, to be the absolute Governors of the Country. Long Parliaments are equally in- jurious to the lawful Power of the Crown, and to the Security of the People. The sole exclusive Right of executive Government is taken from the one, and the necessary Check is lost to the other. In one Word, the Parliament, which was appointed to watch over, is become itself the Administration. The faithful Race of Shepherds Dogs is extinct; and, by an unnatural Copulation, a Breed of Wolves are left to guard the Flock. Sir, I do not attempt by Inference and probable Conclusions. to Foretell what will come to pass, I speak of what we have seen. I had the Honour to second the Motion of a learned Member of this House ( whom I am sorry not to see now present) for an Enquiry into the Conduct of the Courts of Justice. It was rejected. Notwithstanding an ac- knowledged ample Provision had before been made for the Crown, it is not long since Half a Million was voted in this House to his Majesty, When an Enquiry into the Application of. it was requested, that was likewise refused. Whenever any national Supply is moved' for, however enormous the Sum, it is readily granted; for the Administration, who receive it, sit upon these Benches. Whenever an effectual Enquiry into the Application of Money is moved for, it is as readily refused ; for the Admi- nistration, who apply it, sit upon these Benches. The Proceedings of Courts of Justice, and the Ap- plication of public Money, were formerly the great Objects of Parliamentary Enquiry. They seem now to be considered as a Misemployment of the Time, and a Derogation from the Dignity of a British Senate. Instead of these trifling Considerations, our At- tention is now drawn off to more solemn and impor- tant Subjects of Legislation and Debate. We still continue to be a Check indeed-- a Check upon Hack- ney Coachmen. Whilst we pass over the common vulgar Topics of public Justice, and Millions of public Treasure, the most minute Enquiry into their Conduct is permitted. An Act has lately been passed to oblige them to hold in their Hands the Strings of their Coaches; another was proposed last Sessions to determine how many Passengers they should suffer to ride on the Outside; and the next may possibly produce another to oblige them to pull off their Hats to their Customers. Sublime Con- templations! which short Parliaments would not have Time to ripen into Laws. Such are the wor- thy Notions of Legislation! such the important Oc- cupation ! such the natural Consequence of long Parliaments! But, Sir, besides these great Advantages of long Parliaments ADMINISTRATION PARLIAMENTS,--- the Crown is by their Means delivered from any hu- miliating Obligation to the People. Does the King want Money ? Administration will supply him. Theirs is the Grant, and to them only is the Obli gation ; an Obligation easily repaid by suffering those who vote it to share largely in the Plunder. Under such Circumstances as these the Gentlemen connnected with Administration are surely justified in voting against the present Question; to do other- wise would be an Act of Suicide. The same Considerations will serve to justify the Bulk of Opposition who vote against the present Question. They have already been, and it is not improbable to suppose that they may again be in Office on the same Plan. They have therefore no Objection to a long, Administration Parliament, pro- vided themselves compose a Part of it. The Ex pectation of this, I apprehend to be the chief Ce- ment of their Union; and it is merely an Act of Self- defence to vote against a short Parliament, whose Consequences, by excluding them from a Share in Administration, must necessarily break them in Pieces. Such, Sir, appearing to me the real Motives for rejecting the present Question, and the only Argu- ments that can be truly urged against it, I have acted a fair and candid Part, by giving the whole Strength of the Adversary's Defence, and by not suffering those justifying Reasons to lay concealed which their Modesty might not perhaps permit them to avow. Mr. Duntze. I have a very great Respect for the Character of the honourable Member who moved this Question, though I have not the Honour of his Acquaintance ; and I am confident that he is well persuaded of the Propriety of the Motion he has made: And yet, Sir, I own my Sentiments differ widely from his. I cannot think that this Plan of a short Parliament will obtain any of the Advantages hoped for, or prevent any of the Grievances com- plained of. On the contrary, it would be attended with numberless Mischiefs beyond what we now suffer.— I appeal to every Gentleman who hears me, what Distrattions, Disturbances, and Confusion, always attend the present Elections. If Parliaments were triennial, there would be very little Interrup- tion to these Disorders; and if they were annual, the Disturbances would be perpetual. Besides, Sir, what Prospect would there be of a fair Election ? What Gentleman would petition ? and, if they did petition, how could they be determined ? Sir, the Parliament would be dissolved, before Half the Pe- titions would be heard. Sir, we should have nothing but false Returns, Confusion, and Disturbance. And therefore, Sir, for the Sake of Peace, I shall be against the Question. As soon as Mr. Duntze had finished, the Cry was repeated from every Side of the House, — " The Question, the Question." --- Which being put, and a Division demanded, there appeared to be 133 against the Question, and only 45 for it. of a noble Duke, relative to the late Royal Mar- riage Act. Wednesday Morning the Right Hon. the Lord Chancellor, Lord Mansfield, the Attorney Gene- ral, and Mr. Baron Eyre, were sent for to the Queen's Palace, where they had the Honour of a Conference with his Majesty. We hear that the above Gentlemen are plan- ning three Bills, under the Inspection of his Ma- jesty, to be brought into Parliament; one of which is to lower the Price of Provisions; one concerning Debtors; and the other a private Bill. Wednesday Morning, about Four o'Clock, the Queen was taken in Labour, when his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Right Hon. the Lord Chancellor, with other Officers of State, were sent for, but before their Arrival her Ma- jesty was safely delivered of a Prince, about a Quarter past Six, and both her Majesty and the young Prince are as well as can be expected. At Noon the Park and Tower Guns were fired on the Occasion. The above is their Majesties ninth Child, having new six Princes and three Princesses. The same Afternoon a Messenger was sent away to the Court of Mecklenburgh Strelitz, with Dis- patches to notify in Form the safe Delivery of the Queen; Dispatches were also sent away to Ha- nover, Brunswick, and other Courts on the said Occasion. Neither the Dukes of Gloucester nor Cumber- land were sent for when her Majesty was brought to Bed, though as Princes of the Blood they were entitled to such a Distinction previous to any of the Great Officers of the Crown. Wednesday the Lord Mayor went to Court to compliment his Majesty on the safe Delivery of the Queen and the Birth of a Prince. This Evening the State Apartments at St. James's will open from Seven to Ten, for the Reception of the Nobility and Gentry to drink Caudle. One of the Ladies in Waiting will continue to sit four Hours every Day, in one of the State Rooms at St. James's, until the Expiration of eight Days, to receive the Compliments of the Nobility, & c. We are credibly informed, that a Secret, which till very lately was known only to the Ministry, ( and those who are called the King's Friends) has at length transpired, which is, That the Parlia- ment will be dissolved just Time enough for a new- one to meet next Winter. This accounts for the private ministerial Canvassing in many English Boroughs in the Course of last Summer, and the public Ones all over Scotland. It is said the Fact is, that the King is determined to exert his Royal Prerogative for once in this Particular, although he could not be prevailed on, either by Petition or Remonstrance, so to do. Yesterday Morning the Judges met in Lord Mansfield's Chamber, adjoining to Westminster- Hall, and chose their respective Circuits for the ensuing Lent Assizes, viz. Northern. Lord Mansfield and Mr. Justice Gould. Norfolk. Ld. Ch. Just. De Grey and Mr. Just Aston. Midland. Ld. Ch. Baron Smythe, and Mr. Justice Blackstone. Home. Mr. Baron Adams, and Mr. Baron Perrot. Western. Mr. Just. Willes, and Mr. Just. Ashurst. Oxford. Mr. Justice Nares, and Mr. Baron Eyre. Yesterday Evening a Cabinet Council was held at Lord Gower's at Whitehall, where most of the Great Officers of State attended, where the Busi- ness of the Sheriffs was settled, and will be pricked by his Majesty in Council on Wednesday next. Tuesday an Action was brought in the Court of Common Pleas, before Justice Nares and a Special Jury, by a Foremast- man against the late Fourth Mate of the Hampshire East Indiaman, for cruel Usage in Bombay Harbour in March last; when, after a long Trial, the Jury found a Ver- dict for the Plaintiff with 50l. Damages. We are credibly informed, that a Crim Con. Suit will be instituted in the Commons this Term, by an impotent paralitic Gentleman of 70, living near Knight- Rider- Street, Doctors- Commons, against his Wife, of 17, to obtain a Divorce, and set aside a Child, whom the Lady, out of her Good- Nature, thought necessary to make him a Present of, in order that it might inherit a For- tune of 40, o0ol. On Account of this intended Suit, it is said, that an eminent Master Taylor ( the young Lady's Father) not many Miles from Leicester- Fields, is become delirious. The following may be depended upon as a Fact: Not long ago a Mr. K married a young Lady at W 11, in Staffordshire ; but he being a Coxcomb, and she an Heroine, their Con- versation very often proved unharmonious. One Night, however, they could not agree in Bed, and she insisted upon her Husband's turning out, but the Weather being very cold, he refused. She then got up herself, and, to shew the Warmth of her Passion for him, set the Bed Curtains and Cloaths on Fire, which scorched him, burnt the Bed, and had not Assistance soon been procured, the House in a few Minutes would have been in Flames. [ Morn. Chron.] On Wednesday, at the Public Office in Bow- Street, Eleanor Carter, Servant to Geo. Rivers, Esq; of Kensington, charged Susannah Shaw with burglariously entering her Master's House, with Intent to rob it, and likewise to murder the Prosecutrix. It appeared that the Prisoner was dressed in a Man's Great Coat, a Waistcoat, her own Stays and Under Petticoat, a Pair of Breeches and her own Shoes; that she rapped at the Door, bours, alarmed by a Person who saw the- forced, ran to the House; and saw the Maid her Hair dishevelled and bloody. The Pr was at length apprehended in the Necessary. Virago was furnished, beside the Bag, w Hatchet, which had a heavy Hammer at the op posite End, and with a Cord about the Thic of a Window Line, with a running Noon that her bad Intentions seem too evident. Hammer was found nest Morning in an ad ing Garden, where she is supposed to have the it in her Fright; and William Rogers, a S swore that he made the Hammer for the Prise Husband. A Mr. Gayler is bound to prose and five other Persons to give Evidence again at the next Old Bailey Sessions. The Pope, who has still some Bowels of section for the Jesuits is loth to annihilate a of Men who have been always serviceable to Holy See. They have ever been called the P Janissaries, his standing Army. His Hol offers to divide this large Corps into small Pa and to put them under the Inspection and Go- vernment of the Episcopal Order. This P Arrangement does not by ady Means please Catholic Majesty, who insists that the Holy F shall absolutely extinguish and expunge the w Order, or else he threatens to oblige him to Force. It is certainly no more than com Justice, that a Society whose Doctrine and P tices were a deep laid Conspiracy against the sacred and inviolable Rights of Mankind, sh be swept for ever from the Face of the Earth. The Innkeepers of Leed in Yorkshire presented a Petition, relative to the Hards they labour under from the Number of Sol quarfered on them. We hear from Coventry, that Mr. War who stood upon the independent Interest, wa Monday last elected Member for that City w out Opposition. The Kitty, Grimshaw, from Jamaica to Li pool, is totally lost near Liverpool, and e Soul on board perished. To be SOLD by AUCTION, On Wednesday next, the 10th of February Inst st House of Priscilla Collins, known by the Sign of Rein Deer, in the City of Worcester, between Hours of Two and Four o'Clock in the Afternoon, TWO commodious Freehold Hou with the Gardens and Appurtenances the belonging, situate in Losemore, fronting sil Street, in the said City, in the Possession of Mr. seph Clements and Mr. John Corbyn, subject Lease thereof formerly granted for the Term of Years, which will expire in July 1791, at a refer yearly Rent of 1l. 10s. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Hand Sidbury, or of Mr. Belt, Attorney, in Worcester Assignees of the Estate of John Woodward, was a Prisoner for Debt in the Gaol of the City Worcester, and took the Benefit of the late In vent Act. N. B. The Creditors of the said John Woodw are desired to send an Account of their respectable Debts, as soon as possible, to the said Assignees, a to attend at the said House of Mrs. Priscilia Coll on the said tenth Day of February next, at T o'Clock in the Morning, to prove the same 0n Oa. and to inspect the Accounts of the said Assignees order that a Dividend may be made of the said J Woodward's Estate. TO BE LETT, And entered upon at Lady - Day next, THAT large, handsome, and co modious BRICK HOUSE, known by the Name of the CROWN Inn, at Great Malvern, w ten Acres of rich Pasture Land annexed. T Beauty and Salubrity of its Situation, and t Prospect it commands, extending over several neigh bouring Counties, are too well known to need De scription, and the Building itself is equally con modious for the Residence of a Gentleman, as for Inn.--- For Particulars, apply by Letter ( Post- paid to Mr. Mence the present Possessor, at the said Inn. The following valuable Articles are sold BERROW's Printing Office in Worcester, and m also be had of the Worcester News Carriers. CAKES for making Shining Liqud BLACKING for Shoes, Boots, & c. These Cakes make, with the utmost Case, by the Addition of Water only, a most excellent shining Liquid Blacking, much superior to any hitherto known : It gives the finest Black, and most beauti ful Gloss to the Leather, yet never renders it stiff hard, but, on the contrary, prevents its cracking and preserves it soft, pliable, and mellow to the very last, whereby it is rendered more agreeable the Wearer, as well as much more durable; it perfectly free from Smell, and the Shoes that a ting blacked with it, will neither soil the Fingers in pu sold wholesale and Retale only, by W. Bayley Perfumer, in Cockspur- Street, near the Bottom of the Hay- Market, London; sold also by the Printer and Distributors of this Journal; and by R. Raikes in Gloucester, Price Six- pence each Cake, which will make a full Pint of Liquid Blacking. II After many repeated Application from great Numbers of the Nobility and Gentry who have experienced the Efficacy of the Medicine for the Cure of the BITE of a MAD DOG, pre pared by William Hill, Esq; of Ormskirk, in Lan- cashire, he has now contented, for the Good of the Public, to entrust the same to his Nephews, M William Hill, and Mr. James Berry, Apothecary Monday's and Wednesday's Posts FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Hamburgh, January 19. THE Report that has been spread for some Months past, that Queen Caro- line Matilda of Denmark, would soon return to Copenhagen, is revived and gains Credit; some public Papers even ay, that Preparations are making at Copenhagen n Consequence. It is assured, there is the most perfect Harmony between England and Denmark, and that scarce a Week passes but some Couriers are dispatched between Hanover and Copenhagen. Tis added, that his Danish Majesty has had long Conferences in his Cabinet with his principal Mi- isters ; that several Persons appear no more at his Court, and that the People of that Kingdom ar- dently wish for the Queen's Return, and her Re- conciliation with the King her Husband. Madrid, Jan. I. We are informed that our Ministry have some very particular Designs in View respecting their Possessions in the East In- dies, especially Manilla, for which Place many of our Ships now fitted out at Cadiz are soon to sail; a Number of Engineers, Seamen, and a great Body of the Military, are likewise to em- bark, in order to raise new Fortifications, & c. a strong naval Force is to be kept there, and it is boasted that Manilla will be in a short Time im- pregnable. COUNTRY NEWS, York, Jan. 26. A Gentleman in this City has extracted a Spirit from Carrots superior to that of Potatoes. According to his Computation, 20 Bushels of Carrots will make three Gallons of a Spirit something above Proof. The Process is simple, and is as follows: The Carrots being well washed and strewed in a large Copper, are squeezed in a common Press; the Juice is then moderately boiled and fermented in the usual Method, and afterwards distilled. Carmarthen, Jan. 28. On Friday last was run a very remarkable Fox Chace, by the Hounds of the Red Coat Hunt of this Place. The Fox was unkennelled within two Miles of the Town, a Quarter before Eight o'Clock in the Morning ; and after having run through seven different Pa- rishes, and attempting many principal Earths, was killed above Ground, giving a Chace of three Hours and twenty Minutes. He is supposed to have run near forty Miles, and appeared to be one of the largest ever killed in this Country, as he weighed 28lb. after his Brush was cut off. Many Gentlemen of the Hunt with their Ser- vants were in at the Death. Glocester, Feb. 1. Wednesday last, about Eight o'Clock in the Evening, as Mr. Edmund Cox, of Berkeley, Master, was returning Home from this City, he was stopped between the Swan at Wickstows and Cambridge Inn, by a Footpad, who presented a Pistol to his Face, and robbed him of Two Guineas in Gold. Upon the Foot-- pad's demanding Mr. Cox's Money, he gave him some Silver, but that not contenting him, Mr. Cox gave him the two Guineas, and told him that was all that he had ; upon which the Fel- low returned him the Silver, and said that would bear his Expences Home. LONDON, Monday. Feb. 2. We are assured that Orders are given for a Re- giment of Foot to be embarked immediately for St. Vincent's, and two Transports were on Fri- day taken up for that Purpose. The Week before last the Earl of Chatham re- ceived in his Retirement at Burton Pynsent, a Packet from the King of Prussia ; but whether on public or private Affairs is not known. His Prussian Majesty has long done the British Cinci- natus the Honour of corresponding with him and, we are told, has, on many important Oc- casions, condescended to ask the Advice of that truly great Man. It is strongly reported, that a very numerous Body of Sea Officers will very soon present to the King a Remonstrance, complaining of the Ill- Usage that Corps have received, by the malicious Aspersions of the Earl of Sandwich, and praying that he may be removed from the Admiralty. The Dutchess of Gloucester is far advanced in her Pregnancy, and great Preparations are making for her Royal Highness Lying- in at Gloucester- House. Notice on the Occasion will be given in Form to the Privy Council. A Court of Common Council is ordered to be summoned on Thursday next to consider of a con- gratulatory Address to his Majesty, on the Birth of another Prince, & c. We are informed that the Household Furniture, & c. of a deceased Great Lady in Pall- Mall will be sold by public Auction, because the three Bro- thers can't agree about dividing the same. Little as the Importation of American Wheat is encouraged in this Country, the Spaniards are well acquainted with its Value ; and whilst we are by the fatherly Care of our Governors, lest exposed to all the Miseries of a Famine, even in the Bosom of Peace, they are industriously pro- viding by well- stored Magazines, against the In- convenience of long Sieges, in Case a War should take Place. We are assured, that as soon as the Bill for in- corporating a Set of Gentlemen for the Purpose of carrying on the making of Plate- Glass in this Kingdom is brought into the House of Commons, the several Proprietors of the Manufactories of the same Nature, now established, mean to peti- tion against it. We are informed that there is at present a great Stagnation in the Iron Branches of Manufactory, and that many of the Artificers of Birmingham, Sheffield, Wolverhampton, & c. are in Circum- stanccs equally distressful with the poor Weavers of Spitalfields. A Proof has been made of Mr Moore's Wind- lass on board the Mermaid, Capt. French, when the Anchor, weighing 17cwt. exclusive of the Stock and Cable, was raised with such Ease by four Men, that they brought in two Fathoms and tered on them, and praying for Relief. The Report that the Minister intends to move this Session of Parliament, for an Addition to the Civil List, gains Ground daily. Such a Motion from a Minister would be nothing extraordinary or surprizing; but the making of it at such a Time, when the People in general are reduced to Poverty and Distress; at such a Time, when not only great Frugality, but even such extreme Parsimony appears in all the Expences of his Ma- jesty's Household, that the Jack and the Spit scarcely turn in the Kitchen, is very extraordi- nary and amazing. Wednesday last the Mercury in Farenheit's Thermometer stood at 53, a Degree of Warmth very uncommon at this Time of the Year. Extract of a Letter from Bristol, Jan. 28. " A Petition to the House of Commons for licensing a Theatre being now privately handed about, and as the Citizens at large greatly dis- approve of such a Measure, the following Petition to both Houses of Parliament hath been drawn up, ( with the necessary Alterations in the Address to each House) and signed by several of the Inha- bitants. and is left to others to sign, who are willing to discountenance and oppose so perni- cious a Measure. That to the Commons runs thus : The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Bristol, sheweth, " That your Petitioners hearing of an intended Application to this Honourable House, for Leave to bring in a Bill for licensing a Theatre in this City, and apprehensive, that when the Applica- tion is made, sufficient Time might not be afforded for collecting the general Sense of the Inhabitants, they, with the greatest Humility, beg Leave to present a respectful Address to this Honourable House, praying that it may not meet with the Sanction of your Concurrence. " That our Ancestors, from the deep Know- ledge which Experience gave them of the danger- ous Consequences of licensing Playhouses, framed excellent Laws for their Restraint, which still subsist as Monuments of their Wisdom ; and every Attempt to throw down this necessary Barrier, must be subversive of the Order of Government. " Your Petitioners therefore humbly intreat that they may not be deprived of Laws, which check the dissolute Manner of the Stage, already too prevalent in this Age of Dissipation. They place their Confidence in the Wisdom of this Ho- nourable House, and venture to hope, that every Attempt to alter the present Laws in this City by a Bill to licence a Theatre, may meet with your Disapprobation." Letter from a Correspondent at Brecon, Jan. 29. " The following is an Extract of a Letter I re- ceived from a Relation who lives at St. David's, in Pembrokeshire, near the Place where the me- lancholy Scene happened. The Authenticity may be depended upon ; and I hope the publishing it will diffuse the noble Pembrokeshire Spirit of Benevolence through all the Coasts of England, where a contrary Disposition has shamefully pre- vailed. — " On Monday Night the 18th of January, a Ship of 200 Tons Burthen, from Philadelphia to Newry in Ireland, laden with Linseed, & c. was driven, by a Storm, near the Rocks of St. Elvis, within a Mile of Solva Harbour, in St. Bride's Bay, where she let go her Anchor; and as soon as it was Day she was descried by the People of Solva, when four stout, dextrous Sea- men, Henry John, William Mortimer, William Wilcock, and Peter Richards, went out of Solva Harbour to assist the Ship or bring the People on Shore. Finding it impossible to save the Ship, they brought some of the People off and landed them safe at Solva. They returned again to the Ship, and brought another Boat Load off; among that Number was a young Gentleman, lately mar- ried, who begged of them to bring his Wife the next Trip. He eagerly waited to receive her ; but, as they were coming through the Eastern Sound, a dreadful Sea broke upon them, and turned the Boat Upside down, and our good hu- mane Neighbours, this young Lady, and a Wo- man with a Child at her Breast, perished in Sight of Numbers of distressed Spectators, amongst whom were the Father of Mortimer, Peter Ri- chards's Wife, and the unfortunate Stranger. I must not pretend to picture the Scene of Grief and Lamentation that ensued ; but I cannot omit telling you that the unhappy Stranger exclaimed, Oh! my dearest Fanny, thou didst quit the best of Parents to follow me; — unknown to them I took thee away ;— I alone am accessary to thy Death.— How can I inform them of thy Destiny ? — In Distraction he tore a Parcel of Letters he had in his Hand.— Poor old Mortimer's Fate is truly melancholy, his Son and Daughter both drowned within a Twelvemonth. Henry John's Widow and four small Children are great Objects of Pity, but not more so than his aged Father and Mother, who, past their Labour, he had taken to his House to spend the rest of their Days with the chearful Consent of his Wife, who made it her Study to cherish them in the tendered Manner. Soon after this affecting Accident, the Captain of the Ship and several others were coming in the Ship's Boat, but she shared the same Fate as the other, and all were drowned except the Captain, who got astride the Keel of the Boat, and three others, one of whom was taken off the Keel with the Captain, one swam ashore, and the third picked up by another Solva Boat, which, in Spite of all Dangers, put out to their Relief. — From what I can learn there are twenty- one Lives lost, some were Women and Children. Many of their Bodies arc thrown on Shore. John and Richards were buried this Afternoon, and Fanny is to be buried To- morrow at Whitchurch. The four brave Men who went out to the Relief of the Ship, were People of most excellent character in their Stations; the three first- mentioned were Masters of Sloops in the Coasting Trade, and Pe- ter was a Foremast- man.— The last Act of Bene- volence is a sufficient Proof of their excellent Hearts; and no Doubt will recommend them to Sorts, from 5s. to 5l. per Yard, containing several thousand Patterns, in the Hands of some French Agents, which had for some Time been privately carried about among the Mercers and other Deal- ers in the Silk Trade, to engage them to become Purchasers of the Pieces. A young Officer reduced, and by all Accounts his Half- Pay disposed of besides, came very lately to London, in a Northern Stage, in Company with an old Dowager not far short of Sixty ; and, on the Road, made a Shift so to insinuate himself into the Affections of the Lady, that she was kind enough to give him her Hand in two Days after their Arrival in Town, and with it above twelve thousand Pounds in the Funds, besides a real Estate of two hundred and fifty Pounds a Year. How incredible soever it may appear, yet we are assured, that Count Kelly having a few Nights since had a Proposal made to him for purchasing his Horse Eclipse, mentioned the following as the Terms ; 20,000l, down, an Annuity of 500l. a Year, well secured during his Life, and three Brood Mares. Thursday a Book- Keeper at an Inn near Ald- gate, was summoned before the Lord Mayor, for refusing to deliver a Hare to a Gentleman, unless he would pay 6d, for Porterage. It appeared upon the Examination, that the Hare was sent as a Present to the Gentleman out of the Country the Day before; that the Porter who carried it to his House demanded is. for his Trouble; that 6d. was offered him, being brought but a little Way, which he would not take, and carried the Hare back again. The Gentleman went On Thursday to demand it, but the Book- Keeper would not deliver it without his paying 6d. The Lord Mayor reprimanded the Book- Keeper not only for stopping the Hare, hut for his insolent Be- haviour to the Gentleman, and ordered him to deliver it without any Payment for Porterage, and to defray all Expences attending the Sum- mons, & c. likewise to pay the Penalty for swear- ing two Oaths on the Gentleman's insisting on having the Hare delivered to him without Expence. Saturday Morning, about One o'Clock, the Queen's Head Alehouse, in Turk's- Court, Gol- den- Lane, was broke open, by two Men with Crapes before their Faces, who went into the Room where the Landlord and his Wife lay, and tied them Neck and Heels, and took out 8l. some Silver, and his Watch, and then decamped. It is thought they were Persons who knew the House. Friday a young Lady, in Golden Square, was found hanging in her Garters; a Note was found in her Pocket informing her Friends that she had been debauched, and left pregnant. The Countess of Effingham, Crisp, for Ja- maica; the Marquis of Rockingham, Loran, for Honduras; and the Mary, Gilston, bound to Gre- nades, all failed on Friday from Gravesend. The Alfred, Houghton, Northington, and Valentine East- Indiamen, with his Majesty's Ship Seaford, and all the outward bound, failed from the Downs on their respective Voyages. To be SOLD by AUCTION, On Monday the 15th of February Instant, at Thomas Bryton's, at Hampton Green, in the Parish of Hamp- ton Lovett, Worcestershire, if not disposed of before by private Contract, of which timely Notice will be given, A Large Lot of exceeding good Elm Timber; which may be viewed by applying to Mr. Hincksman, near Westwood. GENUINE With the RUM. unanimous Approbation of the Society of West India Merchants, A Warehouse is opened at No. 2, in Lower Thames- Street, near London Bridge, for accommodating the Public with GENUINE RUM, of the finest Quality that can possibly be procured, at 10s. 6d. per Gallon, in any Quantity, not less than two Gallons, delivered at any Part of London and Westminster, Carriage free, by JOHN EDEN, Agent to Mess. COLLINS, EVANS, and Co. To the PUBLIC. Influenced by an earnest Desire of being service- able to the Community, to the utmost of my Abili- ties, and having been for many Years one of the most considerable Importers of Rum in this King- dom, the Disadvantages which the Revenue, the Colonies, and the Public laboured under from the iniquitous Adulterations practised in this important Article of Trade and Navigation, particularly ex cited my Attention to form some probable Means of rescuing them from that impending Injury which, by those illicit Practices, they were threatened with. In this arduous Attempt I was favoured with the Assistance of several of the most eminent Planters and Merchants, by whose joint Aid I was enabled to complete the Plan of the above Warehouse, for affording Individuals an easy and certain Opportu- nity of obtaining GENUINE RUM in small Quanti- ties, of equal Goodness as in larger ones : -- - The Propriety of this Plan readily met with the unani- mous Approbation of the Society of West India Merchants, and of many Persons of the first Dis- tinction in Great Britain, , who have been pleased to favour it with their Countenance. But as many false and invidious Reports;- too evidently carrying their own Conviction to need a Refutation, have been maliciously propagated, with a View of prejudicing the uninformed Part of the Public against the Reality, of this useful Underta- king,-- in Pursuance of the Justness of my Design, and to remove all further Doubts respecting the Truth of it ( by no Means vainly assuming any pe- culiar Consequence as a West India Merchant, and without a Wish to the Prejudice of any fair Trader whatever) I do hereby avow being an acting Pro- prietor in the said Warehouse, and hold myself re- sponsible to the above- mentioned Society, and to the Public in general, tor the Execution thereof, on such Principles as shall truly merit the permanent Continuance of that generous Encouragement which it has already experienced from the Candour of the World. London, Jan. 14, 1773. DAVID EVANS. N. B. In order to render this Plan generally use- tlemen have already given their Names to the Stratford- upon- Avon Subscription, 1773, viz. Lord Greville, Lord Archer, Thomas Skipwith, Esq; Wm. Holbech, Esq; Lord Craven, John Ingram, Esq; Hon. Geo. Shirley, Esq; F. Canning, Esq. This Subscription is confined to those who have Property in the County of Warwick ; to run the second Da y of Stratford Races a Maiden Four- years Colt or Filley, the best of three Two- mile Heats: Each Subscriber's Colt, & c. to be ( bona fide) his own, and to be named on or before Easter Monday next : To pay Ten Guineas each, & c. before Twelve o'Clock the Day of Running, or double at the Post. Colts to carry 8st. 4. lb. Fillies 8st. 1lb. N. B. Further Particulars will be mentioned in this Paper when the Races are advertised. To be LETT, and entered upon immediately, THAT Old, well accustomed INN, known by the Name of the STAR and GARTER, in the Foregate- Stteet, in the City of Worcester, late in the Occupation of Mr. Thomas Ashton, deceased, which, together with the Stables and Out- Buildings, are in exceeding good Repair, and the Building is equally commodious for the Residence of a Gentleman or Tradesman as for an Inn : And to be Sold, The Lease of the House to- gether with all the Stock of Liquors, Household Goods, Furniture, and Stock of Hay and Malt. Enquire at the said Inn ; at which all Persons having any Demands on the Estate of the Deceased, are desired to deliver the same, and those that are indebted, to pay. TO BE LETT, And entered upon at LADY DAY next, KYREWOOD MILL, lying upon the River Kyre; consisting of a House, a Wheat and Corn Mill, with a Dressing Mill, a Sta- ble, Hop Ground, and Meadow Ground ; together with a Tenement, Orchard, and Meadow Ground thereto belonging, and near the said Mill. The Premisses are in the Parish, and within a little Mile of the Town of Tenbury, in the County of Wor- cester. —- For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Holland, in Tenbnry. TIMBER. To be SOLD by AUCTION, On Monday the 15th Day of February Instant at the House of Mrs. Neve, known by the Sign of the Angel, in Ludlow, subject to such Conditions as shall be pro- duced at the Time of Sale, FOrty- six maiden Oaks, sixteen round Ditto, and three Ashes, now marked and numbered, growing on a Farm situate at Middle- ton, in the Parish of Bitterley, in the County of Salop, in the Holding of John Hitchcote. The Timber is remarkably fine, and great Part of it sit for Ship- building. Middleton is about two Miles distant from Ludlow, and lies close to the Turnpike Road leading from Ludlow to Bewdley. The Tenant will shew the Timber. This Day is published. Price is. THE LONDON CATALOGUE of BOOKS in all Languages, Arts, and Sci- ences, that have been printed in Great Britain since 1700; containing a great Number of Articles omit- ted in former Catalogues, and a much greater Num- ber that have been published since. The Whole classed in a Manner never before attempted, under their proper Heads; as, Divinity, Miscellanies, His- tory, Mathematics , Physic, & c. and alphabeticaly; disposed under each : By which Plan Persons who are desirous of making a Selection of Books will feel all that have been printed in the Branch or Branches of Literature most suited to their Taste or Profes- sion; and any Article may be quickly found. Care- fully corrected throughout, in the Titles, Sizes, and Prices ; with Additions of more than 1500 Book that were never in any other Catalogue. London, printed for W. Harris, at No. 70, in st. Paul's Church- Yard ; and fold by S. Gamidge, in Worcester. For LOWNESS of SPIRITS, The so- much- famed HYPO- DROPS. For Hypochondriac Melancholy in Men, and Hyster Diseases or Vapours in Women, Price Three Shilling and Six- pence a Bottle, WHICH in a short Time demonstrate to every one who takes them, that they cu those perplexing Indispositions even when nothing but Horror reigns ; when the Mind is confused with terrible Perturbations, Axieties, and Despondence even to Despair. One of the most experienced Physicians of the Age speaks of this Medicine in these Words " This is a most efficacious Medicine in all melan- choly hypochondriacal Affections in either of the Sexes ; and there is hardly a Case so obstinate as resist it, if it be long continued. It will in Time scour the Glands and most remote Recesses of the Body of those adhesive slimy Humours which spot the Motion of the Spirits, and lay a Load upon the principal Wheels of the animal Machine, from whence arise those Perturbations of the Mind and Interruptions of Reasoning, as put a Person into State little better than Distraction. This is also good Medicine in hysterical Disorders, and will sel- dom fail of removing their Cause." The following Case, among many others, is a real Matter of Fact. A Woman of Milbourn- Port, in the County of Some set, having for the Space of twelve Years and upwards been grievously afflicted with the Hysteric Disease, tended with Palpitations of the Heart, Swoonings,- tigos, Indigestion, excruciating Pains of the Belly, and Train of other most deplorable Symptoms, the usual. tendants of the Hysteric Disease, was, by taking . above so- much and deservedly- famed HYPO- DROP entirely relieved, and a Life before miserable made con- fortable and happy. The following was sent by a Gentlewoman of Battle For many Years past I have been troubled with a Low- nessof Spirits, attended with a violent Pain in my Head- Back, and Stomach, and so great a Dread upon my spi- rits that my Life was a Burthen, and the least Surprise of Noise would throw me into Tremblings and Fl- terings that were almost insupportable. I had taken Medicines for many Years without any sensibleAmend- ment till I was told of some HYPO- DROPS by a Gen- tlewoman, who said she owed her Life to them. It with Pleasure say I owe my Health, and earnestly commend themtothosewho are in the same Disorder ; I thought it an indispensable Duty to recommend them. Sold by the Appointment of the Preparer, by Goadby, near the Royal Exchange; J. Towers, No. 111, near Cripplegate ; Mr. Swan, Bookseller in the Strand ; Mr. Almton, Bookseller, in Picca- dilly, London ; and by R. Goadby, in Sherborn. Dorsetshire.-- Sold also by W. Stephens, Sadler, decent, single, middle- aged Woman, or Widow, unincumbered with Children, to under- take the Management of a small Dairy, where there is no Family, and who understands the other ne- cessary Business of attending to Pigs and Poultry. Enquire of the Printer of this Journal. Worcester, 2d Feb. 1773. IT being reported that PORTUGAL GOLD will not be taken in Payment in this City, We, whose Names are under written, having considered the great Inconvenience that must arise to Trade in general from a Refusal, hereby agree to take all such Pieces which shall appear to us good, and of sufficient Weight. Timothy Edwards, John Jefferis, Tho. Wickins, Stephen Wilkins, jun. John Douglas and Co. Samuel Bradley, Tho. Davis, Baylis and Goolden, Henry Jordan, T. Gillam, Samuel Clarson, Tho. Williams, Th0. Williams, jun. Wm. Mathers, Tho. Farley, Samuel Lowe, John Smith, Robert Green, Walter Haynes, Edward Squire, J. Thompson, Hill and Wilson, John West, Henry Hammond, Palmer & Burlingham, Joseph Clements, F. Cardale, James Oliver. John Bradley, John Craig, William Glover, Martin Pearkes, Tho. and J. Bowyer, Benj. Cowell, W. Barrett, R. Lewis, Thomas Tooby, Smith and Crump, John Southan, Carden and Bishop, H. Johnson, Edw. Jackson, Wall and Crane, Nath. Wilkins, Joseph Featherstone, Newman & Woodward Henry Beesley, Jonah Child, Joseph Beesley, Tho. Beesley, C. Parsons, E. Wellings, James Fewtrell, Tho. Giles, Julius Palmer, Tho. Hobbins, John Mogridge, TO BE SOLD, Advowson of the THE perpetual Rectory of Tedstone Delamere, in the County of Hereford, of the yearly Value of One Hundred and Sixty Pounds, subject to the Life of the Incumbent, aged near 50 Years, and in a very bad State of Health. For further Particulars apply to the Rev. Mr. Landon, at Tedstone aforesaid ; Mr. Freeman, At- torney, at Gaines; or Mr. George Holland, Proctor, in Hereford. TO BE SOLD, ABOUT six Acres of Freehold Mea- dow and Pasture Land, situate, lying, and being at Gooshill, in the Parish of Hanbury, in the County of Worcester, and now in the Possession of Edward Kidson. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Thomas Vernon, in Bromsgrove; or of Mr. John Kindon, Attorney at Law, at Chaddesley Corbett, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire. LOST ( supposed to be stolen) from Castle Froome, between Ledbury and Brom- yard,. in Herefordshire, on Tuesday Night, or early on Wednesday Morning the 17th of January last, A Dark- bay MARE, of the Nag Kind, coming three Years old, about 14 Hands and a Half high, has three white Feet, a large Star in the Fore- head, a Snip on the Nose, a black Mane, and a black swish Tail; has been Pitch- marked on the near Hip with the Letter A, and has a Wart under her Belly. If strayed, whoever will give Intelligence of the said Mare ( so that she may be had again) to Fran- cis Badham, of Castle Froome aforesaid, shall re- ceive a Reward of One Guinea; but if stolen, who- ever gives Intelligence of the said Mare as above, and discovers the Person or Persons who stole the said Mare, shall, on the Offender or Offenders being apprehended and convicted, receive a Reward of Four Guineas. THURSDAY'S POST. ( By EXPRESS from LONDON.) Arrived the Mails from Holland and Flanders. From the Vistula, Jan. 15. T is reported, that thirty thousand Prussians have entered Courland ; and that there has been a sharp Rencounter be- tween the Prussians and Poles atKalisch, in which the latter had the Ad- vantage ; but we cannot warrant the Truth of this. LONDON, Tuesday, Feb. 2. Proceedings in the House of Commons Yesterday. After a Number of Petitions of a public and private; Nature had been presented, the Speaker called for the Order of the Day ; when Governor Pownall read the Report from the Committee appointed to enquire into the present high Price of Provisions, relative to the present Assize of Bread, and delivered the same in at the Table. He then informed the House, that his Majesty, ever anxious for the Welfare of all his Subjects, particularly for those who more immediately de- manded his paternal Care, had recommended the deplorable Situation of the laborious and indus- trious Poor to the Consideration of this House : That the noble Lord, who is supposed to be the Minister, had in Conformity with his Majesty's Wishes, turned his Attention to that Subject, and had accordingly moved for a Committee to en- quire into, and reduce, the present high Price of Provisions; that however desireable the Attain- ment of such an Object might be, it was impro- bable, if not totally impracticable, because, what- ever might be gained in one Way, must be coun- teracted in another ; that to form any permanent Plan for a general Reduction of the Necessaries of Life, while it held out false Lights, if proved, would be found big with concealed Mischief: That to lay down any Scale of this Nature, the Influx of Specie of late Years, the increased Value of Labour, and the Produce of the Fruits of the Earth, must be jointly taken under Consideration: labour under : That though we could not fix on a certain Standard between Gold and Silver on the one Part, and Labour and the Products of the Earth on the other,, we could, nevertheless, from an Estimate of the real Value of the latter, with Reference to each other, as well as under their several Denominations at former Periods: That among those that were most practicable, and of greatest Importance, the reducing the Price of Bread claimed our first Attention: That it appeared, by the Report now delivered in, that a Bread might be made out of Flour, containing Three fourths of Wheat, equally nutritious with that fixed by the Assize of the 31st of the late King : That by the Tables of the 8th of Anne, for fixing the Assize, it appears, that they directed such a Bread to be made, that if the Act of the late King were repealed, and the Assize of Anne again adopted, whereby a Flour represent- ing the whole Wheat were made, it would pro- duce as wholesome and nutritive a Bread, and produce a Saving of Four- pence in the Peck Loaf; that a very able and laborious Writer on the Corn Trade supposes, upon the best Grounds, that there are 600,000 Persons who eat Wheaten Bread in the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Places annexed ; that each of those, on an Average, consume the Produce of a Quarter of Wheat in Bread, amounting to 14,000,000 of Peck Loaves, which, at a Saving of Four- pence each, would make the Sum of 4,000,000 Shil- lings, or 240,000l. Sterling. That supposing the poorer Sort of People to form but Two- thirds of this Number, this would amount to an An- nual Saving of 16o, oool. to the laborious and in- dustrious Inhabitants of London and Westminster, and their Vicinity: That taking up the above Computation on a larger Ground, the same Au- thor supposes, that all the People who eat Wheaten Bread in England, are at least 3,750,000, which, according to the last- mentioned Premises, if the present Scheme should be happily adopted, would take a Burden off those who are best able to bear it, of 1,6oo, oool. Annually. He next informed the House of a Variety of cu- rious and important Lights that had been gather- ed in the Committee both from parole Informa- tion, and the Custom of ancient Times, particu- larly the latter, by which it was discovered, that from the 21st of Edward III. to the late King's Reign, the Manner of fixing the Assize never va- ried ; and even upon closer Inspection they found that the former had been only copied from much more remote Times, even so far back as the great Alfred, which was for a Period of above eight hundred Years. Sir Richard Sutton likewise spoke for a consider- able Time ; and so did Mrt. Hussey. Mr. Pownel then made a Motion, that a Bill be brought in for the making Bread, and regu- lating the present Assize, and Lord North, Sir Ri- chard Sutton, Mr. Dowdeswell, Mr. Field, Mr. T. Townshend, Mr. Hussey, and Mr. Mackworth, were ordered to prepare and bring in the same. At Three o'clock Mr. Townsend addressed the Chair to the following Purport: Sir, I rise in Consequence of the Notice which I gave previous to the Hollidays, of a Motion I intended to make for an Enquiry into the State of private Mad- Houses throughout the Kingdom. Some Facts have reached my Knowledge, which would awaken the Compassion of the most callous Heart; and I am sure such Cruelty and Injustice shewn to Individuals, who are often confined from interested Motives, that cannot be equalled in any other European State. A Matter of this Sort has been formerly agitated in Parliament, and was carried on with great Expedition, but did not succeed, owing to the Part the Gentle- men of the Long Robe took against it. I there- fore give Notice, that some Papers , of Intelli- gence, which were produced in the Year 1763, be said before the House, and Gentlemen will from them receive some very authentic and inte- resting Information. Yesterday a Petition was presented to the House of Commons from a Number of Manufacturers of Thread and Silk Blond Lace, complaining of their total Want of Employment, and praying that the present Laws against the Importation of foreign Lace be discontinued, and a Penalty in- flicted on the Wearer. A Petition of the same Nature was also pre- sented in Behalf of the Manufacturers of Silk, praying that the Penalties at present recoverable from the Importer or immediate Vender, may be transferred to the Wearer or Possessor, either in Cloaths or Furniture. This Petition was brought in by Mr. Mackworth, who spoke to the follow- ing Purport : Sir, the Petition which I am going to pre- sent, comes from a considerable Body of People, whose Distress I confess myself unable to describe. I have seen it Sir; and I should hold myself to- tally unworthy of a Seat in this House was I to decline, for a Moment, interesting myself in their Behalf. I am certain that much Opposition will be made to this Petition ; but let those Gentle- men who decorate themselves with borrowed Plumes from foreign Climes, go but a Moment to the Garret of the miserable Weaver and his young Family, destitute of the Necessaries of Life and of Employment, and he will there see such a Scene of Wretchedness and Sorrow as would in- stantly awaken every tender Feeling, and deprive him of that Partiality for foreign Manufactories, which reduces his own Fellow- Subjects to Po- verty and Ruin. " The present Laws in Favour of our own Manufacturers, are rendered ineffectual by the most shameful Evasion. The Practice is become general, and Smuggling is carried on in Defiance of our Laws. It therefore becomes the Duty of this House to interfere ; and, by necessary Altera- tions, to render an Act of Parliament effectual. It becomes the Dignity of this House particularly to interest itself, and to give every possible En- couragement to our own Manufacturers. The Ladies, perhaps, will be offended at the Part I take in this Affair ; and as I dread their Displea- sure most, I shall be cautious to avoid it: but I am sure they would not wish to shine in the Draw tinguished for their Benevolence and Humanity, as they are for their Beauty ; and I am certain they require no foreign Ornaments to add one Charm to their Person. Let them but consider the Misery and Wretchedness which a consider- able Number of their Fellow- Creatures and Sub- jects feel from this disgraceful and unpardonable Practice, and I think it impossible for them not to be affected by their Distress. " We have a Prohibition Law, but by Prac- tice it is evaded and rendered ineffectual. The Mode of Proceeding is, by Revenue Officers, and the King's Attorney General, by common Law; but the Mercers are so careful, that it is seldom the Custom- house Officers can get at them. Our Laws, therefore, are contemptuously treated. I would propose, with the Assistance of other Gen-- tlemen, that for the future the Wearer, not the Vender, should be punished, as in the Case of Chintz. Mr. T. Townshend strongly objected to the Contents of the Petition, insisting particularly that the Mode of recovering the Penalty, and ascertain- ing the Offence, were equally exceptionable in both Petitions, and concluded by assuring the House, that these Bills were almost always brought in to answer private Purposes; that the Vender would be generally the Informer; that it would have been much better for the unhappy Petitioners if the Bill for prohibiting the Importation of fo- reign Silks had never passed ; and that, for his Part, though he never intended to be a Purchaser of foreign Finery to adorn his Body, yet if the present proposed Bill should take Place, he was resolved never to wear a Pennyworth of Silk or Lace as long as he lived. The Petition was presented, and referred to a Committee. The little Effect Mr. Sawbridge's Motion had on the Treasury Bench last Tuesday, is one among many other Proofs, that from the large Scale of Corruption practicable in this Reign, the present Minister, with less than half the real Ability of his ten last Predecessors, but more than all their Dulness and mechanical Plodding, dares venture on Measures, and insure their Suc- cess, which a few Years since, if barely hinted at, would have loaded a Premier with general Odium, and if attempted to be carried into Execution, would have certainly caused an effectual Im- peachment. The following is the Copy of the Address agreed to by the Commons, which was presented to his Majesty last Friday on the Birth of another Prince, by such Members as are of his Majesty's Privy Council. That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, to offer the most humble and affectionate Congratulations of this House to his Majesty, on the happy Delivery of the Queen, and the Birth of another Prince, and to assure his Majesty that every Addition to his domestic Felicity, and to the Stability of his illustrious House, from which these Kingdoms have received the most essential Benefits, must always afford the highest Satisfac- tion to his faithful Commons" His Majesty was pleased to receive the said Address very graciously, and returned Thanks to the House of Commons for this Instance of their affectionate Attachment to him and his Family. An Enquiry, it is said, has been made at a public Office, to know in what Time they could victual out 10,000 Men, in Case of Exigency, The great Failures in the City, occasioned originally by the Bankruptcy of Fordyce, and lately encreased in Number by the Stoppage of the House of Cliffords, at Amsterdam, have ma- terially affected the Theatres. The Managers have done every Thing in their Power to please the Public, and incite the Frequention of the Town. Expence they have no Way spared, but in Spite of their Assiduity, they must wait till a more fortunate Winter for a more successful Season. We hear from Dundee, in Scotland, that the Arrival of a Troop of Dragoons and two Com- panies of Foot, had put an End to the Mobbing there. Some of those concerned in plundering the Pack- House of Beer, & c. being afraid of a Discovery, have thrown great Quantities of the Grain down the Sewers, and scattered some of it through the Streets. We hear from Aberdeen, that the Magistrates having found that their appointing what mixed Meal they found in the public Market to be sold at an inferior Price, has not been sufficient to restrain that fraudulent Practice, have resolved for the future, that they will confiscate all such mixed Meal, and that last Market- Day they ac- cordingly did confiscate several Loads of Oats. Bean and Rye Meal mixed, which they appointed to be given in small Quantities to the Poor, gratis. General Paoli, we hear, is about to leave this Kingdom, on an advantageous Offer from the King of Denmark. If the Establishment of a Bishop in North- America, should take Place through the Influence of the Governors Bernard and Hutchinson, or by any other Means, it is said, the Rev. Mr. Walter, Dr. Elliot, Dr. Pemberton, and Dr. Byles the younger, all of Boston in New- Eng- land, are to be appointed Prebends and Canons of that City. Extract of a Letter from Warsaw, Jan. 20. " A fresh Disturbance is likely to arise here, and if it does, we expect the worst Consequences. The Ministers of the three Powers, which are now in Possession of this Kingdom, have insisted that a Senatus Consilium shall be held immedi- ately, and the King has issued out Warrants ac- cordingly; but the Chief of the Army, the Ci- vil Magistrates, and most of the Nobility, have protected against it, and declare publickly, that they will never give any more Assistance to his Majesty, unless he holds a national Dyet directly. The foreign Minister, and the Polish Chiefs, are equally obstinate, and we have the greatest Fear of the Affair ending in Bloodshed." Letters from Amsterdam mention, that the States- General have ordered the Merchants of that Place not to advance a Loan of 15o, o0ol. Hackney, had been paying a Visit in the: bourhood, on her Return Home, about o'Clock at Night, was robbed at her own by a Man on Horseback, while the Footman ringing the Bell for the Gates to be opened, the her Coach might drive into the Court- Yard she gave him Sixteen Shillings, but the High wayman perceiving it was all Silver, swore they would not do, he must have more; by this Time the Yard Gates slew open ; the Lady pulled the Glass, and ordered the Coachman to drive in the Highwayman swore she should not get off and run his Pistol through the Glass, but did fire ; by the Coach going so quick into the Yard the Highwayman was very near being jamm against the Wall, but he got clear off. after the same Man robbed one of the Hackn Stages near Clapton, and took from the Passen- gers a Gold Watch, Two Guineas, and Moidore. Bank Stock, 143 3- 8ths. India ditto, i South Sea ditto, shut. Ditto Old Annuities 86 3- 8ths a 3- 4ths. New Annuities —. The per Cent. Bank reduced, 87 l- half a 5- 8th Three per Cent. Cons. 87 1- 8th a 1- 4th. The per Cent. 1726, shut. Ditto India Ann. 3- 4ths a 7- 8ths. Three 1 half per Cent, ditto 1758, 88 1- haif a 5- 8ths. Four per Cent. Co 1762, 92 5- 8ths a 3- 4ths. India Bonds, Prem. Navy and Victualling Bills, 2 1- 8th Three per Cent. Exchequer Bills, —. BANKRUPTS required to surrender. John Coleman, of Middleton on stoney, Oxfordshire Victualler, Feb. 2, 9, March 9, at the King's Ar- in Bicester.— Charles Williams, of Bristol, Uphold Feb. 1o, 11, March 13, at the George Inn, Case Street, Bristol.— Wm. Weir, of Bath, Painter, Feb 9, 10, March 13, at the Three Tuns Inn, in Ba -- John Hill and Henry Atley, of the Strand, Mid- dlesex, Linnen- drapers, Feb. 5, 12, March 13, Guildhall. Promoted.] Edward Dicey, Clerk, to be a Prebe in Bristol Cathedral.— William Cox, Clerk, Rectory of Langton Havring, Dorsetshire. --- Rev. Mr. Carey Reynall, to the Rectory of Hi Ham, Somestershire. — The Rev. James Gledh B. A. to the Vicarage of Slifford, Wilts.-— The Rev Mr. Lindeman, to the Rectory of St. Mary Som set and St. Mary Mounthaw, in Thames Street. Married.] Mr. Wm. Webb, Jeweller, in Ches side, to Miss Stephenson, of Chelsea. — Mr. William Morgan, of Hitchin, Herts, to Miss Brown.-- N Humphreys, of Gray's Inn, to Mrs. Adams, of Gen- tle Yard, Holborn. — Francis Freighton, Esq; Conduit Street, to Miss Kemble, of Hackney, Thomas Baker, Esq; only Son of Alderman Bak of Rochester, to Miss Fanny Wilson John Stan field, of Stoke Newington, to Miss Hill, Neice the late Ambrose Payne, Esq; of Tottenham His Cross.— The Rev. Mr. Firebrace, to Miss Pears of Deptsord. Died.] The Right Hon. Gabriel Hanger, L Coleraine of the Kingdom of Ireland. — The Mr. Samuel Lea, Head Master of the Free Gram- mar School of Newport, Shropshire.--- Mr. Chal- Armittead, Salesman, in Monmouth Street. --- Brentsord, John Neale, Esq.— In Clifford's Inn, Pilkinton, sen. Attorney.-— In Park Street, Gross nor Square, John Mumsord, Esq; Barbadoes Mer- chant.--- At Beccles in Suffolk, Mr. Benjamin D son, Linnen Manufacturer.—- In Wine Street, Bris- tol, Mr. John Whitehead, Haberdasher, one of People called Quakers. — Mr. Brown, China near Aldgate. WORCESTER, Thursday, February No Alteration in the Assize of Bread. Early Yesterday Morning died, after a Illness, Mr. Robert Blayney. of this City. His affectionate Disposition in domestic Life, His Friendship to Individuals, His honourable Dealings with the World ; And his Compassion to the Poor; Caus'd him to be esteemed in his Life- time, And will intitle his Memory To be treated with Respect. The Prisoners in our County Gaol return the sincere Thanks for a Benefaction of Two Guinea given to Mrs. Lingham from a worthy Genious man who desired his Name not to be mentioned and likewise for One Guinea given by the Doctor Stillingfleet, and One Guinea received from Mr. Sockett. On Friday last one Benjamin Price, a Journal man Flax Dresser, poisoned himself by taking Dose of Arsenick. This Man was fully bent his own Destruction ; for about a Fortnight, he went to a Druggist's in this City to buy so Arsenick, instead of which the Person in tbe, Sh gave him some inoffensive Powder, which having the intended Effect, he then went to Apothecary's, where he was no better used, there they sold him some powdered Chalk, withstanding these Disappointments he still solved to please his Palate, and did at length cure the wished- for Dose, with which he put End to his Existence. — It cannot be imaging what could urge this Man to so desperate an Act A few Days ago died, at Rock Hill, Ludlow, the Relict of the late Mr. John Bray the 82d Year of her Age,. after a long continious Illness, which she bore with great Resignation Her Disposition was that of a good Christians truly humane and charitable ; and the Loss Poor will sustain by her Death, may easier be re- ceived than recited; as that Charity and Hospi- tality was ever observed within her Doors, t in former Ages graced the English Mansions. Last Week as Mr. Dyke, a Farmer, of Luct in Herefordshire, was returning Home from Lud low, he was stopt on the Road by two Footpath who demanded his Money. One of them strck him a Blow across the Head, but Mr. Dyke covering himself, called out as it were to follow Company behind to come forward, upon who the Villains left him, and made off without the Booty. There is now growing in a Garden at Up Aston, near Newport in Shropshire, a Goose Tree with young Berries on in full Proportions At Bishop's- Castle Fair ( Shropshire) which be held To- morrow Se'nnight, the 12th In SIR, THE Press hath ever been the Palladium of British Liberty, and will continue its Efforts to support it, however they may be contemned by Power ; for as it is the Duty of a Clergyman to con- tinue preaching against the Breach of the Ten Commandments, though his Parishioners, regard- less of his Doctrine, break them all, so it is the Duty of the Press to continue protesting against the dious Corruption and Venality of Parliament, tho' the Members of it, like abandoned Prostitutes, spurn it such Admonition, and glory in their Shame. The Penality of the People's Representatives in Parlia- ment is now become so notorious, that even the Speaker of the House of Commons plainly admit- ted it, not long ago, by declaring, " that a Resolu- tion of that House was now really, virtually, and essen- tially a Resolution of the Bench of Treasury." After such an open Admission of the infamous Venality of that House, by the Speaker of it, can the People, with any Colour of Reason, call them their Repre- sentatives ? Can the People of England think they make their own Laws, when the Speaker of the House hath told them that the Bench of Treasury makes them ? The People have been often admo- nished from the Throne to pay due Obedience to legal Authority: But with what legal Authority can such Persons be cloathed, as destroy the Foun- dation of all Law, by subverting the Constitution of the Kingdom ? Matters are now brought to such a Pass, that some Eclaircissement between the Crown and People is absolutely necessary for the Interest of both. The Minister who bribes a Parliament is guilty of a complicated Crime: He first robs the People of their Money, and then applies it towards robbing them of their Rights and Liberties also, by corrupting the Integrity of their Representatives. Either this abominable Practice must be amended, for Englishmen be enslaved. W. To the PRINTER. SIR, THAT every Species of Impiety and Irreligion reigns without Controul throughout this vast extensive Metropolis, is a Truth that does not re- quire the least Confirmation ; and as there is no Person who can be so insensible to the common Oc- curences of Life, as not to be convinced of the above Fact, so there is no Person of the least Dis- cernment but what may conceive the Cause from whence arises this great and mighty Evil, an Evil productive of the most fatal Events to this King- dom, and to every Individual who harbours and supports that baneful Passion, called Luxury, which must, if continued among us, and cherished as it is at present by all Ranks and Degrees of People, lead us to inevitable Ruin, and, like antient Rome, will by Degrees destroy this once great and glorious Empire. But there is a Vice, Sir, which, although it may not improperly be called the Child of Luxury, yet is always more fatal in its Consequences than its Parent. It is Gambling I mean ; and White's, Almack's, Coterie, Boodles, & c. are the different Temples where the Sons of Dice hold their nocturnal Meetings, and offer Vows to the Shrine of Fortune. Here you may observe the Flower of our Nobility and Gentry transferring their Estates away to the most infamous, although fa- shionable Sharpers and Pick- pockets; and in this motley Group are to be seen some of our Ministers of State, laying Betts upon the Issue of a depend- ing Game with a common Irish Fortune Hunter. The following Circumstance I relate as a Fact :— A young Nobleman, one Evening in the Course of last Winter, lost every Foot of his Estate, and his very Equipage that waited at the Door to carry him Home, and he was at the same Time informed by his fortunate Adversary, that he might ride Home in his Carriage that Night, but he must ex- pect to have it sent for the next Morning.— If yet you are not lost to all Sense of Shame, blush at this ye Great Ones, and behold the despicable Light you make it your daily Study to appear in. London, Jan. 30. D. W. To be SOLD, together or separate, TWO Freehold Tenements, with con- venient Back- Buildings, situate near the Crown Inn, in the Broad Street of the City of Wor- cester ; also a large good Malt- house, and a Stable adjoining, now in the several Occupations of Tho- mas Soule, Ironmonger, William Price, and Wil- liam Corfield. Also a Freehold Tenement, with a Brew- house, Back Kitchen, and Landry over the same, two Sta- bles, a Garden, and other Conveniences, situate and being in the Angel Lane, in the City aforesaid, now in the Occupation of Mr. Collet.— The above Buildings are in good Repair, and may be viewed at any Time, by applying to the respective Tenants thereof; and for other Particulars apply to Mr. James Paine, at Lower Wick, near Worcester ; or to Mr. Collet, Attorney at Law, in Worcester. To be SOLD by AUCTION, To the BEST BIDDER, ON the 22d of February Inst. at the Falcon inn, in bromyard, Herefordshire, between the Hours of One and Three in the Afternoon, if not disposed of in the mean Time by private Contract, of which timely No- tice will be given in this Paper, ONE Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty- three Oak Trees, standing on the Hill Farm, in the Parish of Castle Froome, in the said County of Hereford. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. James Gardiner, at Inston, near Bishop's Froome; or apply to Thomas Jones, at Buckswood, who will shew the Timber. RICHARD WARREN, Of Marybone- street, Golden- square, London, BEGS Leave to recommend his Vola- tile Essence of Lavender, ( for which his Ma- jesty has granted his Royal Letters Patent) as being, from repeated Experience, superior to any Smelling- Salts, Eau de Luce, Hartshorn, & c. & c. it gives im- mediate Relief in all Head- achs and Lowness of Spirits; and the Public are humbly requested to take Notice, that the Volatile Essence of Lavender, not only answers the Purpose of the most reviving Smel- ling- bottle, but also contains, in a small Compass, all the Virtues of Lavender Water highly exalted ; so that a few Drops of it will communicate a greater and more lasting Fragrance, than sprinkling a whole Handkerchief with Lavender Water. Captains of Ships, who go long Voyages, and in hot Climates, as also every Person who frequents public Places, should be very attentive never to be without it, as a Multitude of People assembled together naturally destroys the Elasticity of the Air, from whence many infectious Disorders arise; this the Volatile Essence of Lavender will entirely prevent, it being so great a Resister of Putrefaction ; and is sold Wholesale and Retail, at the Patentee's Perfumery Warehouse as above. Retail, by Mr. Fairfax, in High- Street, Worcester; Mr. Brown, Christmas- Street, Bristol; Mr. Maudsley, Jeweller, in Wake- field ; Mr. Hart, Druggist, Wolverhampton; Mr. Mathews, in High- Street, Oxford; and Mr. Bull, Jeweller, at Bath, at 2s. 3s. 6d. and 7s. a Bottle. Of whom may be had, many Sorts of Warren's Perfumery Goods, not made by any other in England. GLOCESTERSHIRE. To be LETT, and entered upon immediately, For a Term of Years, A Large and commodious Dwelling- House, with a large and commodious Tan- Yard lying behind it, upon the River Avon, now in the Occupation of Mr. William Hartland, and situate in the Church- Street, in Tewkesbury. Enquire of Messrs. Bayzand and Terrett, in Tewkesbury. All Persons any way indebted to the above- named William Hartland, are desired to pay their respec- tive Debts forthwith to the above- named Messrs. Bayzand and Terrett, who are authorised to re- ceive the same ; and all Persons having any De mands on the said William Hartland, are requested to send an Account thereof forthwith to Messrs. Bay- zand and Terrett, in order to their being satisfied. TO BE SOLD, AFreehold Messuage, well situated in Pershore, in the County of Worcester, and of the yearly Value of 7l. Particulars may be had of Mr. Young, Attorney at Law, in Pershore aforesaid. ( With an APPEAL to the PUBLIC, from the Asper- sions of the anonymous Editor of the LONDON MAGAZINE) 1. ' TWAS Wrong to Marry Him; or, The History of Lady Dursley, 2 Vols. 5s. sewed. 2. The Mercenary Marriage; or, The History of Miss Shenstone, 2 Vols. 5s. sewed. London, printed for F. Noble, near Middle Row, Holborn; and J. Noble, St. Martin's Court, near Leicester Square. Of whom may be had, lately published, 1. The Way to Lose Him; or, The History of Miss Wyndham, 2 Vols. 5s. sewed. 2. The Way to Please Him; or, The History of Lady Sedley, 2 Vols. 5s. sewed. 3. The Explanation; or, Agreeable Surprise, 2 Vols. 5s. sewed. 4. The Memoirs of an American, 2Vols. 5s. sewed. 5. False Gratitude, 2 Vols. 5s. sewed. 6. The Man of Honour; or, The History of Harry Waters, Esq; 3 Vols. 7s. 6d. sewed. Whereas, from our having refused to let a certain Wholesale Dealer in London have any more of our Books, till a reasonable Satisfaction is made us, by re- tracing an impudent Falsehood asserted in his Magazine 0f December last, we have sufficient Reason to believe that Orders coming from the Country to him, and per- haps others his Colleagues, will not be complied with, and various malicious and false Pretences assigned for so doing; We hereby acquaint all Country Dealers, and others, that, by fending a Stage Coachman, or other Person to our Shops, they will be immediately supplied at the Lon- don Prices, with any of our Books, on paying ready Money for the same. P. S. As we sell for ready Money only, Letters directed to us for Credit will be needless. To be SOLD in FEE to the Best Bidder, On Saturday next, the 6th of February Instant, between the Hours of Two and Five in the Afternoon, at Hooper's Coffee- House in the City of Worcester, subject to such Conditions as will then be produced, ACompact and eligible Freehold Estate, situate in the Parish of Acton Beau- champ, in the County of Worcester ; consisting of a very good Dwelling House, Barn, Stable, and Cyder Mill, Hop Kilns, and other convenient Build- ings, all in exceeding good Repair ; with 21 com- puted Acres of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, Coppicing, and Hop Ground, lying well together ; now in the Possession of Thomas Griffiths. For Particulars apply to Mr. Bird, Attorney, in Worcester. To be SOLD by AUCTION, On Monday the 22d Day of February Inst. between the Hours of Two and Seven in the Afternoon, at the House of Mrs. Ann Barney, Widow, known by the Sign of the Pig and Castle, in Bridgnorth, in the County of Salop, subject to such Conditions as shall be then produced, LOT 1. A Large and commodious Dwel- ling House, situate in the Raven, otherwise St. Mary's Street, in Bridgnorth; toge- ther with that well known and old accustomed Gro- cer's Shop, lying near to the North Gate in the High Street, in Bridgnorth aforesaid, late in the Occupation of Mr. John Smalman, deceased, with the Malthouse, Warehouses, and divers other con- venient Out- buildings thereto belonging; which said Premisses are held by Lease under the Honour- able Sir Thomas Whitmore, Knight of the Bath, for a Term of twenty- one Years, commencing from the 4th Day of December last, under the yearly re- served Rent of 5l. 16s. LOT 2. A large and convenient Freehold Dwel- ling House, pleasantly situated near the Frier's Lane, in Bridgnorth ( having an extensive View of the River Severn) together with a large Garden, Stable, and other convenient Out- buildings thereto belong- ing, now in the Holding of Money. Also a Close or Parcel of Meadow or Pasture Land, called by the Name of the Moat Meadow, situate near the Friers in Bridgnorth aforesaid, containing by Esti- mation three Acres, late in the Possession of the said John Smalman, deceased. LOT 3. Two Freehold Pieces of rich Meadow or Pasture Land, situate near the said last mentioned Close, called by the Names of Squire's Leasow and Sling, containing by Estimation six Acres, late also in the Possession of the said John Smalman, deceased. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Langley, jun. Attorney, or Mr. Thomas Powell, Tanner, both of Bridgnorth aforesaid, who will shew the Premisses. COAL MINES. To be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, Ninety- two Acres three Roods and twenty- five Perches, or thereabouts, of Ara- ble, Meadow, and Pasture Land, with divers Dwelling Houses, Barns, and Buildings thereon erected, now in the Occupation of John Round, Daniel Fisher, and others, situate, lying and being within that Part of Brierly within the Parish of Sedgeley as ad- joins to the Parish of Tipton, and near to Tipton Church, in the County of Stafford, except about five Acres three Roods and fourteen Perches thereof, which lie in the Parish of Tipton aforesaid ; toge- ther with the Mines of Clay, Coal, Iron- Stone, and other Minerals in and under the said Lands. Note, The Mine of Coal under the said Estate has already been proved to be a very good Ten- yardCoal, by the boring of three Holes through the main Coal, two other Holes to the Top, and for a few Inches into the main Coal, and six Holes to the thin Coal; And as the Birmingham Canal passes through the said Estate for the Distance of Half a Mile, or near it, and the said Lands lie nearly in equal Quantities on each Side of the said Canal, it is a very commo-- dious and convenient Situation for the immediate Erection of a Colliery. A Plan of the said Estate, with References to the several Borings, and further Particulars relative thereto, may be had by applying to Mr. Palmer, in Coleshill; Mr. Willim, Attorney, in Bilston; Mr. Barker, in the Square, Birmingham; or of Mr. Holbeche, at Hill Court, near Droitwich, Wor- cestershire. An exact Account of the several Measures and Stratas of Earth, & c. passed through in the dif- ferent Borings, has been kept, and is ready for Inspection. AN ENTIRE NEW WORK, To be compleated in seventy Numbers only, or the Overplus given gratis, making one large Volume, Folio, elegantly printed on an excellent new Let- ter and on superfine Paper, and enriched with up- wards of 100 beautiful Copper Plates, engraved from the Drawings of the ingenious Mr. Wale, by those capital English Artists Grignion, Walker, and Taylor. On Saturday January 9 was published, Number I. ( to be continued Weekly ) Price ONLY Six - Pence, Adorned with a beautiful Frontispiece, drawn by Wale and engraved by Walker, and a whole- length Figure of Edward the Black Prince, Son of King Edward III. who carried the victorious Arms of England to the Gates of Paris, finely engraved by Grignion, from a Drawing of Wale. ANew and Complete HISTORY of ENGLAND, from the earliest Period of authentic Intelligence, to the present Time : Wherein every interesting Transaction relating to War or Peace, to Laws or Government, to Policy or Religion, is impartially recited ; the noble Su- perstructure of the British Constitution fully de- scribed, and traced from its original Foundation ; the Characters of the most eminent Persons are im- partially drawn, and their Genius and Learning, their Virtues and their Vices properly displayed. Together with a circumstantial History of Litera- ture, and the Progress of the Arts in this Kingdom, from their first Introduction to the present Period of elegant Improvement. By TEMPLE SYDNEY, Esq. Happy Britannia ! where the Queen of Arts inspiring Vigour, LIBERTY Abroad Walks unconfin'd, even to the farthest Cots, And scatters Plenty with unsparing Hand. Thompson's Seasons. London, printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's- Head, No. 17, in Pater- noster- Row, and sold by all other Booksellers and News- carriers in Great Britain and Ireland. To the PUBLIC. Few Histories labour under greater Difficulties than that of ENGLAND. The Pen of Faction has dis- guised many important Truths, while that of religious Bigotry has magnified Crimes into Virtues. The Hand of Partiality has drawn the Veil of Deception over nu- merous Transactions, and the Pencil of Envy has deli- neated in false Colours the Characters of the Great, the Wise, and the Virtuous. Stimulated with a Desire of correcting these Enormi- ties, and of transmitting to Posterity a faithful Narrative of the Events that have happened in his Country, the Author undertook this NEW HISTORY OF ENGLAND ; and has assiduously laboured to relate every Transaction without Disguise. His Researches have been entirely di- rected by Truth, and his Relations dictated by Impar- tiality. Nursed in the Lap of Liberty, and fearless of the Frowns of the Powerful, he has exposed Oppression, though executed by the sceptred Hand of Royalty, and stripped Vice of the flimsy Veil that concealed her Defor- mity. He has endeavoured to remove the Load of Obli- quy which Slander has heaped upon the Worthy, and to place Virtue in its genuine Light. In a Word, he has sincerely endeavoured to present to the World a faithful and impartial History of England. In the first Number will be given a promissory Note from the Publisher, to deliver the Overplus, gratis, if it should exceed the 70 Numbers proposed, and in the last Number a List of such Subscribers as chuse to have their Names appear to this Work, shall be printed and delivered gratis. SOME THOUSANDS. This Day is published, Price one Shilling and sixpence, the 7th Edition, ANew TREATISE on the VENEREAL DISEASE, Onanism ( or Self- polution) Gleets, Weaknesses, Impotency, & c. & c. In this Work a plain and satisfactory Account is given of Venereal Complaints from the slightest Infection to its most morbid State; describing also the various Disorders that proceed from that destructive and detestable Vice, self abuse, or excessive Venery, Written with a View to decor our un- thinking Youth, and others, from destroying their Consti- tutions, and directing Methods of Cure, established by the Success of a long and extensive Practice. The Great BOERHAAVE says, That from an ill- secured Pox, or imprudent Venery, arise Pains in the Head of Limbs} Gleets, Eruptions, Dimness of Sight, Weakness of the whole Frame, Lowness of Spirits, with a Tribe of Nervous Complaints, which generally terminate in a Consumption By J. H. SMYTH. M. D. Sold by H. Berrow, Printer of this Paper, in Wor- cester ; and the Author, in George- street, York- buildings, in the Strand, London, who may be consulted personally, or by Letter, Post paid. N. B. The Doctors Medicines are to be had as above, viz his SPECIFIC DROPS, universally acknowledged the only absolute Cure for Venereal or Scorbutic Complaints ( without Mercury), and in a fresh Venereal Injury : In eight or ten Days the Cure is performed with Ease and Secrecy. Also the RESTORATIVE, which, in the Course of a long and extensive Practice, has recovered some thousands from Weakness, Debilities, whether natural or acquired by Self polution, & c & c. & c. PIKE's OINTMENT for the ITCH : This Ointment is a sovereign and efficacious Remedy ( never known to fail) for all Eruptions and cutaneous Dis- orders, of ever so long standing, without Confinement, Daubing, or the least offensive Smell. It entirely extermi- nates, Root and Branch, all the redundant and peccant Hu- mours, by infallible Perspiration ; and is the most infallible Remedy ever offered to the Public. The Application is easy, gentle, and uncommon. The genuine Sort of the above Ointment is sold by H. Berrow, in Worcester, and by the Worcester Newsmen Price is. 6d. a Box. Sold likewise by the said Persons, by Appointment from DICEY and Co. Dr. Radcliff's Purging Elixir ; the best of all Purges to cleanse the Body of gross Humours contracted by hard Drinking, Surfeits, & c. is. Godfrey'' s General Cordial ; a Medicine very beneficial to Women, both before and after Birth, and to young Chil- dren that are weakly or inclined to the Rickets, & c. 6d. Dr. Anderson's true Scots Pills; they are well known to be the best Purgative extant, is. Betton's genuine British Oil for Wounds, Ulcers, Strains, Bruises, & c. is. Stoughton's Elixir, creates an Appetite, helps Digestion and strengthens the Stomach, is. Dr. John Hooper's Female Pills, of great Virtue. is. Bostock's famous Cordial Purging Elixir. is. 3d. Turlington' s Balsam. is. 9d. Bateman's Golden and Plain Spirits of Scurvy Grass, is. Greenough's Tincture for the Teeth and Gums. is. To Mr. NORTON, Surgeon, Golden- Square , SIR, November 3, 1772. IShould be wanting in Gratitude to you, and Humanity to my Fellow- Creatures. if I any longer omitted acquainting the Public of the Cure I have obtained by taking your Mare- dant's Drops. It is nine Years since the Scurvy first appeared in my Hands, in the Manner following : There appeared some small Pimples in the Palms of my Hands, which ran one into another and so became one large Sole, which took away the Use of one Finger and both my Thumbs I remained in this Condition five Years, during which Time I tried many Things without Effect. I am, Sir, No I, Durham- Yard, Your most obedient humble Servant, Chick Lane, West Smithfield. WM JONES. Any Person still doubtful of the Efficacy of this Medicine, may ( by applying to Mr. NORTON, Surgeon, the West; Side of Golden square, near Piccadilly, 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; Piles, long continued Inflammations of the Eyes, and every other Disorder arising. from a Foolness in the Blood. They may be taken in any Season, without the least Inconvenience or Hindrance of Business. They also perfect Digestion, and amazingly create an Appetite. N. B. None are genuine but what are signed by JOHN NORTON, in his own Hand- writing ; who hath appointed them to be sold by H. BERROW , at his Printing Office, neat the Cross, Worcester ; and by Mr. ANDREWS, Bookseller; in Evesham. Mr. NORTON having lately discovered that his Bot bes Bills of Direction, together with his Hand- writing, have been counterfeited, in order to impose on the Public a spurious Medicine for his ( Maredant's) Drops, be therefore hopes, for their Health's Sake, they will be extremely cautious of whom they buy them. ESSENCE of WATER- DOCK For the SCURVY. IF there be any yet assisted with this Disorder who have not tried the Water- Dock, whether from Inn attention, or from the supposed Discredit of advertised Me- dicines ( though when the Author is known, and capable that ought to cease) it may be proper to remind them that this is the Season for a perfect Cure. The Certainty of Effects, even in the most confirmed Cases, are sufficiently known, from those of Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Garne, Sir. Roge Twynsden, and many more, and its Innocence is such, that Infants take it in a proper Dose. There are many other Persons of Distinction, in whose Faces the good Effect of the Medicine may be seen ; though it were ill to revive the Me- mory of a past Disorder, by mentioning their Names : This may be said with Truth and Safety, None need fear a Cu from it because they have taken other Things in vain. Sold by H. BERROW, Printer, in Worcester, whom I have appointed my Agent for the Sale of my Medicines in Worcester and Places adjacent ; and all Persons desirous of vending then may be supplied by him on advantageous Terms. Arlington- street, London, Oct. 17,1766. J. HILL 1. ELIXIR of BARDANA, for the Go and Rheumatism. This re- establishes the Health after the Fits of the Gout; shortens such as follow, and eases the Pain. For the Rheumatism it is a certain Cure; and the Disease never returns. 2. PECTORAL BALSAM of HONEY, so Colds, Coughs, and Asthmas. A common Cold is often cured, and all the bad Consequences prevented by a sing Dose. These Complaints are so common, that no Family should be without the Medicines. 3. TINCTURE of SPLEEN- WORT, then new invented Medicine for Hypochondriacal Disorders. 4. TINCTURE of VALERIAN, for Disorders of the Nerves, Faintness , Head- achs, and a Kinds of Fits. 5 . TINCTURE of SAGE. to lengthen Life and keep off the Decays of Age; as Tremblings, Deafness and all other the Weaknesses of an advanced Life. 6. TINCTURE of CENTAURY, a Sto- machic Bitter, that gives a healthy Appetite and four Di- gestion : A certain Cure for all Weaknesses and Disorders of the Stomach. All these are pleasant, innocent, and efficacious Medic- ines ; discovered by the Author, in the Course of his Study Plants ; and are so safe that Infants may take any of them in proper Dose. They are sold at 3s. a Bottle each, Valerian 2s 6d. with printed Directions. Also to be had, at Berrow's Printing- Office, Greenough's TINCTURE, For preserving the Teeth and Gums, is a Bottle Lord's valuable CORN SALVE Price is. 6d. a Box. Improved MILK of ROSES, Which entirely clears the Skin of Pimples Roughness, & c. 3s. 6d. the Bottle. Dalby's Carminative MIXTURE An excellent Medicine for the Gripes, & c. Infants and Grown Persons, 1s. 3d. a Bottle. Warren's TOOTH POWDER Price One Shilling a Box. The genuine Sort of the British Her Snuff and Tobacco. Valuable ISSUE PLAISTERS SWINFEN's ELECTURAY, For the STONE and GRAVEL. Chymical Drops, for Coughs, Colds, & c. is. Dr. James's Fever Powders. 2s. 6d. WORCESTER: Printed by H. BERROW, near the Cross ;
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