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28/02/1775

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Date of Article: 28/02/1775
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From SATURDAY FEBRUARY to TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28, 1775 DRURY- LANE. T the THEATRE ROYAL, in DRURY- LANE, THIS DAY Feb. z8 be presented thE MAID OF THE OAKS. In the Course of the Piece will be introduced* A FETE CHAMPETRE. To which will be added, THE DEUCE IS IN HIM. On Thursday will be presented With ( not acted this season) A PEEP BEHIND THE CURTAIN. COVENT - GARDEN. aT the THEATRE ROYAL, in COVENT- GARdEN, THIS DAY, Feb. ZS, he presented THE BEGGAR'S OPERA. To which will be added, a new Pastoral Masque, and Pan- tomime ( interspersed) called THE DRUIDS. With ALTERATIONS, The LAST NEW SCENE, And ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES. with new music, scenes, machines, habits, and decorations, On Thursday, a new Tragedy, called To be SOLD by AUCTION, By Mr. TATTERSALL, At the TURF COFFEE- HOUSE and TAVERN, near Hyde Park Turnpike, or. Monday the 6th of next month, at twelve o'clock, FOURTEEN very well- bred MARES ; they are got by Regulus, Old Cade, Snap, Match'em, & c. and covered by King Herod, Syphon, Turf, & c. At the same time will be sold, several hunters, hacks,& c. In all about 50 lots. To be viewed and catalogues had three days before the sale. TARTAR WILL Cover, at Mr. Wildman's, at Leather- head, near Epsom, in Surry, at Ten Guineas a Mare, and Five Shillings the Groom. He is 15 hands high, and one of the strongest- bred horses in England ; he is a fine bay, and a sure foal getter. He was got by Tartar, his dam by Old Cade, his grandam by Bartlet's Childers, which was called the Little Hartley Mare; she was the dam of Blank, & c. Will Cover at the above place, at Five Guineas a Mare, and Five Shillings the Groom. He is own brother to Pantaloon, 15 hands high, boney, and very handsome, goes well on his legs, and was a good racer. He beat circe and Maria very easy, since then he has been lame, but is now quite sound, well, and free from blemish; he is a fine brown, was got by Matchem, his dam by Snap, Sec. Will also Cover, at the same place, at Two Guineas a Mare, and Five Shillings the Groom. He is a fine brown, master of 16st. and goes well on his legs; 16 hands high, and gets very boney stock. He was got by Old Snap, his dam by Regulus, & c. He is own brother to Hyaena, & c. & c. & c. N. B. Mr. Wildman hopes nobody will take amiss his refusing to deliver the mares till they are paid for. WEATHERBY. To the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of the County of WORCESTER. Gentlemen, THE death of your late worthy Representative Mr. Dowdeswell, has now occasioned a vacancy for your County, but you are desired not to be over hasty in engaging your votes and interests, as it is supposed a nomi- nation will be called to consider of a proper Candidate. Had such a measure been adopted before the last election, you might have been prepared for an event which at that time was expected too soon to happen, at least you would have been rather better acquainted with each others sentiments on the subject; for this purpose a friend to the peace of the I County, took the liberty of suggesting the expediency of collecting its general sense at a public meeting, and at the same time of throwing out a hint, that a gentleman who formerly had represented the County, and whose retirement proceeded from an honourable motive, might perhaps be in- duced to offer himself again ; but the address alluded to was made to you ( as this is) without that gentleman's knowledge, nor was intended to interfere with the pretentions of either of the old Members, being grounded on a supposition that Mr. Dowdeswell's exceeding weak state ot health would prevent his acceptance of your further favours, which mat- ter might have been explained had a meeting taken place. Feb. 27, 1775. [ 44- 35 The following political pamphlet:, printed at New- York, are just published and sold by Richardson and Urqubart, under the Royal Exchange, Lon- THE AMERICAN QUERIST, price 6d. I 2. A FRIENDLY ADDRESS to all Reasonable Americans, on the subject of our political conlusions, price js. 3. FREE THOUGHT Son the Proceedings of the CON- GRESS at Philadelphia, price is. 4. The CONGRESS CANVASSED, or an Examination into the conduct of the Delegates, price is. 5. A VIEW of the CONTROVERSY between Great- Britain and her Colonies, price 1s. 6d. [ 4364 This day were published, Beautifully printed in four volumes, crown octavo, price 13s. in boards, THE CANTERBURY TALES of CHAU- CER. To which are added, An Essay upon his Lan- I guage and Versification, an introductory discourse, and I notes. Printed for T. Payne, at the Mews Gate, Castle street. f439° WANTED a CURACY, about 40 or 50, and not less than 20 miles from London, with a convenient house for a family, and a probability of a conti- nence for five or six years. letter, addressed to Mr. Robson, bookseller, in New. bond street, will be immediately answered. I4,- 3I By the M A K E R. VARNISHES for Coach- Painters, Coach- Makers, . AT WALL'S Original Japan and Varnish- Warehouse, No. 25, Long Acre, London, continues to sell, wholesale and retale, from the shilling to one thou- sand pound's worth, at a day's notice, the following articles; His very fine Copal or High Varnish, which will not dis- colour the finest white, dries hard, bears out a good gloss, and indures the weather; will polish equal to a plate of glass, if necessary. A second sort of Copal Varnish, very good. Fine Black Japan, for finishing work with. , Dead Black Japan for beginning of Work. Oil Gold Lacquer, for heightening gold. Japan Gold Sise. Gold Spirit lacquer. White Hard Spirit Varnish, very transparent White Hard Spirit Varnish, a second sort. Brown Hard Spirit Varnish. Amber Varnish in Oil. Brown or Shining Spirit Varnish. Picture Varnish, very transparent. And Repass for gilders. Mr. WALL returns his sincere thanks to his friends for themany favours received; and hopes for a continuance of the same, as no pains or expence in his power shall be wanting to bring varnishes to as great perfection as any the kingdom can produce. Orders from the country carefully and expeditiously exe- cuted. All sorts of Japanning performed in the neatest manner, and at the most reasonable rates. This day -- was published, In qua- to, pri ;-: iSs. in boards, with the Appendix con- tinued to the end of the last Parliament, 14 Geo. III. containing an abstact of all the Laws now in force rela- tive to the Customs, ASURVEY of the BRITISH CUSTOMS : Containing the rates of merchandize as established by 12 Car. II. c. 4, 11 6eo. I. c. 7, and other statutes; with tables 0f the net duties, drawbacks, bounties, St:, payable thereon, under all circumstances of importation and expor- tation ; also a distinct and practical account of the several branches of the revenue called the customs. By SAMUEL BALDWIN, Of the Custom- House, London. Printed for J. Nourse, in the Strand, bookseller to ti » Majesty. N. B. The continuation of the Appendix may be had separate, price 1s.. 6d. [ 4082 this day were published, In one volume, octavo, price bound 5s. TWENTY SERMONS on different SUBJECTS by the late Dr. LAWSON, of Trinity College Dublin. Printed for J. Knox, in the Strand, [ 440) This day was published, In eight volumes, octavo, price 2l. 8s. in boards, illustrated with 131 prints engraved by Mess. Taylor and Martin, A N HISTORY of the EARTH, and ANI- MATED NATURE. By OLIVER GOLDSMITH. Printed for J. Nourse, in the Strand, bookseller to his Majesty. B. The Author of the History of the Earth, and Ani- ed Nature, ( containing an account of quadrupeds, birds, insects, & c.} has made great use of the writings of most eminent naturalist., both ancient and modern, and of the Celebrated Busson, L- mroui, BrisSon, To be S O L D, tHe Advowson of a Rectory of the yearly value of 700I. and upwards; distant from London fifty measured miles. Enquire of Mr. Wishaw, No, 9, Coney- court, Grays- Inn or Mess. Bumpsted and Parker, at Chelmsford, in essex. [ 4347 BOROUGH of HINDON, in Wilts. AS it is at present uncertain upon whom the privilege of voting for the Borough of HindOn may be conferred, all persons having any interest or property in the county of Wilts, are earnestly requested to keep them- selves disengaged, as two Gentlemen of known public prin- ciples will declare themselves Candidates, as soon as a new right of Election for the Borough of Hindon shall be settled by Act of parliament. [• 3* 9 STROUD, from the King's- Arms, Devizes, begs leave to acquaint the nobilty, gentry, his friends, & c. that he has opened the Anchor and Baptist- Tavern, Chancery- lane, and intends to keep a good larder, supplied every day with fish, fowls, & c. agreeable to the season. Dinners dressed at home, or to send out, on the shortest notice. Neat wines, Ac. & c. All favours will be duly attended to, and most gratetully acknowledged. r* Genteel apartments for gentlemen. L43° 7 THE Nobility and persons of Distincton, officers of rank in the army, on full or half- pay, Clergymen in possession of livings, or other persons, having yearly incomes for life, who are desirous of raising present sums of money, may be accommodated with the utmost secrecy and expedition, on the most equitable terms. Ap- plication, either in person, or by letter, addressed to Mr. Pertie, ia Vine- street, Piccadilly, will be immediately at- tended to. ______ Early in April will be published, In one volume, quarto, TRAVELS through PORTUGAL and SPAIN, in 1772 and 1775. By RICHARD TWISS, Esq F. R. S. With copper- plates, engraven by Bartolozzi, Rooker, Picot, Byrne, & c. and an appendix concerning the lite- nature of the two kingdoms. • This day were published, price 2 s. LETTERS from YORICK to ELIZA. Printed for T. Evans, in the Strand. These Letters complete the works of the Rev Mr. Sterne. [ 4a67 This day was publish'd price 6d. A LETTER to those LADIES whose Hus- bands possess a Seat in either House of Parliament.'. printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington- House, in piccadilly This day was published, price 6s. in boards, The THIRD EDITION, PRINCIPLES of PENAL. LAWS. Printed for B. White, at Horace's Head, Fleet- street; find T. Cadell, in the Strand. [ 4442 This day was published price Is. bd. THE STORY of AENEAS and DIDO BURLESQUED: From the Fourth Book of the aenieid of Virgil. Sold by J. Knox, In the Strand. [.', 408 This day were published, in 4 vols, crown octavo, price 14s. in boards, ( elegantly printed on writing paper) DIALOGUES ON THE LAW AND CONSTI- TutION of ENGLAND. With an Essay on Dia- logue. Printed for Benjamin White, at Horace's Head, Fleet- street. [ 439' To be SOLD by AUCTION, By Mess. LANGFORD, At their House in the Great Piazza, Covent Garden, on Thursday the 30th of March, at Twelve, ( unless sooner dosposed of by private contract) ACapital FREEHOLD and COPYHOLD ESTATE, in the County of SURRY, called PUTTENHAM PRIORY, Situate between Guildford and Farnham, and about four miles from Godalmin ; consisting of large EXTENSIVE MAnORS, a mod elegant Mansion- House in perfect repair with compleat Offices Dog kennel, Gardens, a Paddock, containing about 54 Acres of rich Land, beautifully laid out in the present taste, with Walks abounding with charming prospects, and elegant Shrubberies and Planta- tions. Also a small Farm in Hand, and several other Farms lett to respectable tenants at the yearly rent of six hundred and twenty pounds and upwards. Puttenham is a residence devoutly to be wished, the Lawn of 50 Acres is beautifully formed, the plantations are most picturesque, the Walks are tastefully laid out, the Views are rich and finely terminated, the Fronts of the Mansion are magnificent, and the Apartments are ornamented with equal taste and elegance. Printed Particulars of which may be had oa the Premises, where Tickets may be had for viewing the house; and of Mess. Langford aforesaid. BELL's Edition of SHAKESPEARE is now compleated and published. THE Subscribers to the first Five Volumes are therefore requested to apply as soon as possible for the continuation, in order that the publisher may be able to ac- commodate them with brilliant impressions of the new plates ; and those who are not in possession of any part of this agreeable and elegant work, are hereby respectfully, informed, that a new edition of the whole, including the Author's poems and the frontispieces in high preservation, is now compleated, in nine volumes on large royal paper; price 1l. 18s. sewed, and on small fine paper il. 7s. sewed. The continuation, including the poems, in four volumes on large royal paper, price 1 js. sewed ; or on fine demy small paper, 12s, sewed. In order t0 satisfy the public of the evident excellence of the prints in this work, the proprietor solicits from the curi- ous a critical comparison of them with any other book prints executed in this kingdom ; and offers a sett of the books ele- gantly bound, gratis, to any person who can produce supe- rior merit that has been executed in the British dominions. A few prime impressions of the complete sett of prints, consisting of 41 striking dramatic subjects, and includes the much admired likeness of the Author, and of David Garrick, Esq; are preserved on proof paper, and will be sold for cabi- net furniture, or to bind up wiih any other edition-, at one guinea and a half per sett. Printed for John Bell's, near Exeter Exchange, in the Strand; and C. Etherington, at York. [ 4160 MONDAY, February 27. From the LONDON GAZETTE of Feb. 25. Moscow, Jan. 23. On Saturday last, the 21st instant, the rebel Pugatcheff, and four of his were exeeuted according to their sentences. PugatchefF, and his principal associate, named Persilieff, were beheaded ; the three others were hanged ; 18 were knouted, and sent to Siberia, amongst whom was an officer who has been instrumental in fomenting the rebellion. As soon as Pugatcheff was brought upon the scaf- fold, the detail of his crimes and his condemna- tion were twice deliberately read ; he acknow- ledged the justice of his sentence, and declared to the people in a short speech, that he was not the person he had given himfelf out to be, but that he was a Don Cossack, by name PugatchefF. His head is fixed on an iron spike over a wheel, on which his body and Persilief's are placcd ; and his limbs are exposed in four different parts of the town, where they are to remain till to- morrow ; when, it is said, that all the bodies are to be burnt, together with the scafFold. The whole of this exe- cution passed without the least tumult, and tran- quillity seems to be perfectly re- established. A general pardon is said to have been published in the provinces which were the seat of the rebel- lion. Genoa-, Feb. 4. On the 26th past M. Peter Francis Grimaldi having finished his two years of Dogeship, the Great Council, on the 31st, chose the most Serene Brizio Giustiniaro, by a majority of 61 votes, to to succeed that dignity. St. James's, Feb. 2;. The King has been pleased to appoint George Earl of Dalhouse, to be one of the Commissioners of Police in Scotland, in the room of the late Earl of Morton. St. James's, Feb. 25. The King has been pleased to grant unto John Hallam, Clerk, A. M. the place of a Prebendary of his Majesty's Free Chapel of St. George, in the Castle of Windsor, void by the death of the late Bishop of Bangor. The King has been pleased to present Henry Waring, Clerk, A. M. so the rectory of St. Luke, Middlesex, the same being now void by the death of Dr. Nicolls, the last incumbent, and in his Majesty's past for this turn only. War Office, Feb. 24. It is his Majesty's pleasure that all officers, absent from regiments in North America, do join their respective corps without delay, those only excepted who are or. dered on duty in this kingdom, or in Ireland. Saturday arrived the Mail from Holland. Paris, Feb. 13. The King of Portugal has sent to demand in marriage, Madame Eliza- beth, Philadelphia, Maria, Helena, second sister to his Most Christian Majesty, for his son Joseph, Francis, Xarierus, Prince of Beyra. LONDON. On the 4th inst. died at Nice, the Rev. Dr. John Ryder, Archbishop of Tuam, in Ireland, in the 78th year of his age. He was created Bi- shop of Killaloe in 1741 ; was translated from thence to the see of Down and Connor in 1743 ; and from thence to the archbishopric of Tuam in 1752. An express is arrived from Italy, with the me- lancholy account of the death of Mr. Dowdeswell, one of the Knights of the Shire for Worcester The London Evening- Post. Numb. 8257 shire.—- Sir Edward Winningtom, Bart, and Mr. Ligon, jun. are gone down post to after them- selves candidates to fill up his seat in the House of Commons. A third election is now commenced at Crick- lade since the dissolution of Parliament. the va- lidity of Cricklade elections hath been twelve times contested in the House within a century. The Lord's of the Admiralty have put his Ma- jesty's new ship Surprize, now at Woolwich, into commission, and the command of her is given to . Capt. Robert Linzee ; she is to compose part of the fleet destined for the protection of the New- foundland fishery. The Juno, Winover, from Virginia, which was on shore on Mockbeggar Bank, is entirely lost. The Janes and Rebecca, Wade, from Liver- pool, a missing ship, is safe arrived at Antigua. Extract of letter from Gosport, Feb. 24. " Orders are just come down for his Majesty's ship Cerberus, Capt. Chads, to fit for Boston, and she is to carry three Generals out. " Capt. Potter, who was appointed to the Nautilus sloop, in the room of Capt. Parker, has declined it, on account of his being much indispo. sed 5 therefore Capt. Collins is appointed to the command of her. " Last night the money came down to pay the Warwick, which lately came from the East In- dies. " It is said that the ships intended for Bos- ton are to be all at Spithead by the middle of next month. " Remain at Spithead seven ships of war, and in the harbpur eight." CARMARTHEN CIRCUIT. The Hon. John Pollen and Edward Poore. Carmarthen, Saturday, April i, at Carmarthen. Borough of Carmarthen, same day, at Carmar- then. Pembroke, Friday, April 7, at Haverfordwest. Town and County of Haverfordwest, same day, at Havcrfordwest. Cardigan, Thursday, April 13, at Cardigan. On Friday came on in the Court of Common Pleas at Guildhall, before Lord Chief Justice De Grey and a special Jury, a cause between a tim- ber merchant of London, plaintiff, and the Lord of the Manor for Woolwich, defendant, for de- taining timber, which by accident had been car- ried adrift, and demanding a salvage of one third of the value; when it appearing clearly that he had no right to take possession of the timber, it being under the jurisdiction of the Lord Mayor, and City of London, or their Water- Bailiffs, the Jury, without hesitation, gave a verdict in favour of the plaintiff, with costs of suit. This is a very material determination in favour of the mer- chants and others, who are liable to a loss frOm driftage. By a letter from St. Dennis, in Cornwall, da- ted Feb. 22, we are informed, that a notorious gang of ruffians, who have long infested that place, broke into the house of Mr. Worrall, an eminent tin merchant in that town, where, after confining all the family ia their beds, they car- ried away plate and cash, and likewise a large quantity of linen and wearing apparel to the amount of above 2ool. and afterwards attempted to set fire to the house; but luckily some persons coming up at the time, they made clear off with, out putting their wicked design into execution. Married.] Thursday, Mr. Edw. Clarke, cheese- monger, in Bishopsgate- street, to Miss Kemp. Saturday, Mr. Fox, attorney, in Cannon row, to Miss Ayrey, daughter of Mr. Ayrey, of Parlia- ment- street. The same day, Mr. John Grimbal- deston, glover, near Somerset- house, to Miss Grif- fith, eldest daughter of Mr. Griffith, of the Stamp Office. The same day, Mr. Sheen, braSier, on Holborn- hill, to Miss S. Carter, daughter of Mr. Carter, of Princes- street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. Died.] Wednesday se'nnight, at Ivcs, in his 77th year, James Harkness, esq; in the com. mission for Huntingdonshire. Sunday se'nnight, at Derby, Snowden White, Doctor of Physic. The same day, the Lady OF Dr. Caryl, Master of Jesus college, Cambridge. Thursday, in Char- ter- house- square, Mrs. Nash. The same day, at Stoke Newington, Wm. Grace, Esq; wholesale linendraper in Cornhill. Friday, in St. James's- street, Henry Clive, Esq. Saturday, in Corn- hill, Mr. Jeremiah Winton, silk mercer, a speaker among the Quakers. Yesterday, in St. Martin's- lane, Thomas Leeke, Esq; of Gloucester. Promotions, Marriages, and Deaths, omitted in our last. Promoted.] Richard Coker, Esq; to be Land Surveyor in the port of London, in the room of Wenman Nut, Esq; made Patent KingS Waiter. Married.] A few days since, Mr. Tho. Wil- liam , of Cornhill, to Miss Molly Lamb, of Wine Office court, Fleet- street. Tuesday, the Rev. Mr. Torrington, vicar of Medbourn, in Leicestershire, to Miss Leeson, of Little Ponton, near Grantham. Yesterday, Mr. Thompson, surgeon, at Roches- ter, to Miss Gladdith, of Stone, near Dartford. The same day, Mr. Richmond, bookbinder, of Portland- street, to Miss Sally Dobson, of Rich- mond Buildings, Soho. Died.] A few days ago, in Old Bedlam, Mr. Daniel Marromore, tin- plate works. A few days since, Mrs. Wise, of Windsor, a maiden lady ; sister to the late Rev. Mr. Francis Wise, Radcliffe librarian at Oxford, and to the Rev. Mr. Wise, of Harlow, in Essex. Monday, at Stoke New- ington, Alexander Maitland, Esq. Tuesday, at Shadwell, Daniel Trinder, Esq. The same day, at Hedgerly, near Beaconsfield, in his 87th year, Daniel Bellamy, Esq; formerly of Lincoln's Inn, well known for his literary abilities. cLEoNIcE. Mr. GRENVILLE'S Offer to the Colony Assemblies to raise the Supply themselveS, instead of having it done by a l3arliamentary Stamp Act. tHE Agent for New York, in a printed speech, said to have been made in the House of Commons, has inserted the following para- graph: " There is also another circulation abroad ( spread with a malignant intention, which I can- not attribute to those who say the same thing in this House) that Mr. Grenville gave the Colony Agents an option for their Assemblies to tax them- selves ; which they had refused. I find that much is laid on this, as a fact. However, it hap- pens neither to be true nor posSible. I will ob- serve first, that Mr. Grenville never thought fit to make this apology for himself in the innumerable debates that were had upon this subject He might have proposed to the Colony Agents, that they should agree in some mode of taxation, as the ground of an act of parliament: but he never could have proposed that they should tax them- selves on requisition, which is the assertion of the day. Indeed Mr. Grenville well knew, that the Colony Agents could have no general powers to consent to it; and they had no time to consult their assemblies for particular powers, before he passed his first revenue act. If you compare dates, you will find it impossible." After having so often admired the perspicuity as well as the luxuriant eloquence of this author, I think it a singular infelicity, to find this only paragraph so very obscure, that I am utterly at a loss to guess its meaning. What the uninformed reader will be led to conclude from it, is obvious enough. But, after a careful perusal, I confess that I cannot determine what it is which the writer wishes to affirm, or to deny. Without attempting therefore to penetrate into the meaning of a sentence guarded within such well- chosen terms of ambiguity, I shall give a plain narration of facts, which fell within my own knowledge, and which, therefore, I think it a debt, due from me to Mr. Grenville's memory, to relate. In the beginning of March, 1764, a number of Resolutions, relative to the plantation trade, were proposed by Mr. Grenville, and passed in the House of Commons. The fifteenth of these was : " That, towards the further defraying the said expences, it may be proper to charge certain stamp duties in the said colonies and plantations. The other resolutions were formed into the plantation act : but the fifteenth was put off till the next session : Mr. Grenville declaring, that he was willing to give time to the colonies to consider of it, and to make their option of raising that, or some other tax. The agents waited se- parately on Mr. Grenville upon this matter, and wrote to their several colonies. At the end of the sessions we went to him, all of us together, to know if he still intended to bring in such a bill. He answered, he did. And then repeated to us in form, what 1 had before heard him say in pri- vate, and in the House of Commons ; ' That the late war had found us seventy millions, and left us more than one hundred and forty millions in debt. He knew that all men wished not to be taxed; but that in these unhappy circumstances,' it was his duty, as a steward for the public, to make use of every just means of improving the public revenue : that he never meant, however, to charge the colonies with any part of the interest of the national debt But, besides that public debt, the nation had incurred a great annual ex- pence in the maintaining of the several new con- quests, which we had made during the war, and by which the colonies were so much benefitted. That the American civil and military establish- ment, after the peace of Aix la Chapelle, was only 70,0001. per annum. It was now increased to 350,000!. This was a great additional ex- pence incurred upon an American account : and he thought, therefore, that America ought to contribute towards it. He did not expect that the colonies should raise the whole; but some part of it he thought they ought to raise. And this stamp duty was intended for that purpose. That he judged this method of raising the money the easiest and most equitable; that it was a tax which would fall only upon property; would be collected by the fewest officers; and would be equally spread over America and the West Indies; so that all would bear their share of the public burthen.' He then went on : " I am not, however, set upon this tax : If the Americans dislike it, and prefer any other method of raising the money themselves, I shall be content. Write therefore to your several colonies; and if they chuse any other mode, I shall be satisfied, provided the mo- ney be but raised." Upon reading over this narration with Mr. Montagu, who was then Agent for Virginia, and present at this conference with Mr. Grenville, I have his authority to say, that he entirely assents in every particular. All these particulars I had before heard from Mr. Grenville, in the House of Commons; and at his own house ; and had wrote to the Massa- chusets Assembly accordingly. The following extracts contain their answer on this head. " SIR, Boston, " June 14, 1764. " The House of Representatives have received " your several letters, & c. ** The actual laying the stamp duty," you say, " is deferred till next year, Mr. Grenville being willing to give the provinces their op- tion to raise that, or some equivalent tax ; de- sirous," as he was pleased to express himself, to consult the ease and quiet, and the good will of the colonies. If the ease, the quiet, and the good- will of the colonies are of any importance to Great Britain, no measures could be hit upon, that have a more natural and direct tendency to enervate those principles, than the resolutions " The kind offer of suspending this Stamp Duty in the manner, and upon the condition, you mention, amounts to no more than this; That if the colonies will not tax themselves, as they may be directed, the parliament will tax them. " You are to remonstrate against these mea- sures, and, if possible, to obtain a repeal of the sugar act, and prevent the imposition of any farther duties or taxes on the colonies. Measures will be taken that you may be joined by all the other Agents." One of these meafures was the printing this letter, and sending it to the other colony assem blies. After their own express acknowledgment there- fore, no one, I suppose, will doubt, but that they had the offer of raising the money themselves; and that they refused it. Which is all that I am concerned to prove. ISRAEL MAUDUIT. P. S. The Agent for Georgia long ago printed his account of this matter, which exactly agrees with the foregoing. I do not quote it, because I could wish that every gentleman would read the book itself; which contains so much authentic knowledge upon the subject, as will abundantly reward him for the perusal. It was printed for J. Almon, and is called, " A Review of the Con- troversy between Great Britain and her Colonies." The passage here referred to is in page 198. The fact of Mr. Grenville having given to the Colony Agents an option for their assemblies to tax themselves, was last year attested by Lord Temple in the House of Lords, as having fre- quently heard so from his deceased brother. GROCERY. WANTED, within a day's ride of town, a good established SHOP in the Grocery arid Tea Trade. Letters ( post- paid) dircfted for R. X. to be left at An- derton's Coffee- house, FLeet street, will be answered, [ 4487 WANTED, uufurnished, a compact, modern- built SASH'D HOUSE, four rooms on a floor, with suitable offices, stabling for six or seven horses' 16 or 17 acres of grass land adjoining ; it must be in perfect good repair, not nearer than 50 or more than 150 miles from London, in a country where there is plenty of game, and the tenant can have the liberty of sporting ; the situa- tion must lie pleasant, dry, and healthy, and good roads about it. Any one having such to lett, is desired to direct to R. R. at Mr. North's, corner of Chancery- lane, Fleet- street, and to give a minute description of the house, viz. size and number of the rooms, offices, ice. and to mention the rent and for what term it will be lett. N. B. It must be near a good market town. " [ 4539 Jan. 30, 1775. LOST betwixt London and Newcastle, a large black Post- Chaise TRUNK, nailed with brass nails, containing womans wearing apparel, a sack and coat, silk gowns, laced ruffles, handkerchiefs, muslin worked apron, new black silk cardinal and bonnet, with other things. Whoever can give information of the box or contents, so that they may be recovered, shall receive five guineas, reward, by applying to Wm. Jaques, at the George and Blue Boar, Holborn, London. [ 4.400 PARIS. FAUCAULT respecfully begs leave to ac- quaint the nobility and gentry, that he has fitted up in the most convenient manner; and opened an Hotel, by the name of the HOTEL ROYAL DEYORK, situate in Jacob- street, the corner of St. Peres, near Tuilleries, Faux- bourg St, Germain; being an airy and most desireable situ- ation; where the nobility; gentry, and families may meet with an agreeable accommodation. Convenient apartments by the week, or from one guinea to twenty- five per month. Extensive offices, and coach- houses capable of holdings twenty carriages. ANNUITIES ANY person entitled to an income for life, in any way well secured, and desirous of procuring a sum of money, by the grant of an annuity out of such income, may be immediately accommodated on equitible terms. The personal security of any person of fortune and character, who might not chuse to incumber his estate, would not be objected to. Applications from principals only, either in person ( from nine to three o'clock) or by letter, to Mr. Albert, No. 75 New Bond- street, will be duly attended to. N, B. From eight to nine years purchase will be given for annuities for the lives of the grantors, if secured in the public funds, or upon landed estates; and nothing under 50I. per ann. will be purchased, [ 4432 AGentleman and Lady wish to Board and Lodge in a reputable private Family, whose Master and Mistress have been genteelly educated. The house must be within 50 miles of London, near a great road through which coaches regularly pass t0 and from town : it must stand on a dry soil, and be perfectly free from the least damp. The Advertiser will not board in any house except the characters of its master and mistress bear the strictest examination ; nor need any apply whose terms arc- in the least extravagant. It is desired that those who answer this advertisement may be very particularly explicit in sending the very lowest terms' at a word, as well as in giving the most circumstantial description of the situation of the house, its distance from town, the profession and manner of life of the owners, & e. in order to save time and trouble, for no attention will be paid to, or notice taken of, any letters that leave the Ad vertiser in doubt of any of the above circumstances, of which it is so requisite they should be informed, prior to their making any personal applications. Direct to S. T. Z. B. at Story's Gate Coffee- house, Westminster. [ 4410 N. B. None but letters post paid will be received. By the KING's ROYAL LETTERS PATENT. HORSE BALLS. PREPARED and sold by WILLIAM RAD- LEY, druggist and chemist, No. 27, near Gray's- inn- Gate, Holborn. The purging balls contain in a small compass all the es sential qualities of a stomach purge; they, without the least gripiirg, scour a horse well, and make him stale plen- tifully. Horses, after being badly or irregularly fed, 0r coming from grass into a stable, are apt, on change of diet, to have humours flying about them, which, settling on the lungs, legs, or blood vessels, cause either an obstinate cough, grease, or farcy, which might be prevented by a few doses of physic; and therefore highly necessary for horses newly purchased. Price each parcel, containing three doses. Diuretic balls, which effectually cure the grease by an urinary discharge, price zs. per pound. Worm powders and Worm balls 6d. cach. Cordial Saffron Balls, 3s. per pot. Fever powders for horses, 33. a parcel. Purging balls for hounds, 6d. per box. Likewise POWDERS for COUGHS and EPIDEMICAL COLds in HORSES, which may be given without trouble, will take it in their food a parcel, To be peremptorily SOLD, Pursuant to a Decree and Subsequent Order of the High Court of Chancery, before Thomas Harris, Esq; one of the Masters of the said Court, at his Chambers, in Lin- coln's- Inn, on Monday, the ist of May next, at six o'clock in the afternoon, THE several Freehold Estates, late of WIL- LIAM FRANKCOMBE, Esq; deceased, herein af- ter- mentioned, in the three following lots, viz. Lot I, An Estate, called ASHMEAD, consisting of a farm- house, barn, stable, yard, orchards, and garden, and about 49 acres of arable, meadow, and pasture lands, situ- ate in the parish of Cam, in the county of Gloucester, and now lett to William Morse, at the yearly rent of 45I, Lot II, Three small tenements, and two orchards, called WARNER'S CLOSE and BURNT- HOUSE ORCHARD, situate in the parish of Cowley, in the county of Glou- cester, now lett to John Underwood, at the yearly rent of 10I. and a piece of meadow ground in the same parish, called Meadbridge, lett to John Weight, at 15s. a year. Lot 3, A good old mansion or farm- house, barn, stables, and other convenient out- houses, and about 131 acres of arable, meadow, and pasture ground, called the LEIGH or LYE FARM, situate in the parish of Lye, in the county of Gloucester, lett to William Lawrence, at the yearly rent of 85I. Particulars of the said estates may be had at the said Master's Chambers; also of Mr. Lane, attorney, at Glou- cester; Mr. Murray, attorney at Bristol; Mr. Fowell, at- torney, at Bath; Mr. Holt, attorney, No. 3, Essex court, in the Temple; and Mr. Hall, attorney, Park- street, Gros- venor- square. [ 4375 To be peremptorily SOLD, In four lots, pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, before SAMUEL PECHELL, Esq; one of the Masters of the said Court, at his Chambers, in Sy- mond's- Inn, Chancery lane, London, on Friday theiSth of April next, between five and six in the afternoon, ALL that Grand Capital and well finished Mansion- House, Paddock, and Pleasure Ground, containing about 34 acres, four coach- houses, and stabling for about 14 horses, pleasantly situated and retired from being overlooked by the neighbourhood in the parish of St. John, Hackney, and county of Middlesex, having a grand avenue to the entrance, and commanding extensive views over the counties of Hertford, Essex, and Kent, late the Estate of JOHN HOPKINS, Esq; deceased, and built and inhabited by the late Stamp Brooksbank, Esq; deceased. Together with the messuages, tenements, farms, and lands belonging to the same estate, lett on leases together at about Z76I. per ann. A plan may be seen, and particulars had, at the said Master's Chambers, in Symond's- Inn ; or at Mr. Jacomb's, Laurence- Pountney hill; and Mr, Rhodes, Mr. Bunham, and Mr. Newcome, at Hackney, The house and grounds may be seen, by applying for an order to Benjamin Bond, of Clapham, Esq; or the said Mr. jacomb, the executors of the said John Hopkins. And the farm and houses may likewise be seen, by ap- plying to the respective tenants. [ 4379 To be SOLD by AUCTION, By THOMAS RIDGEWAY, At the Star and Garter Tavern, Kew- Bridge, To- morrow, the 1st of March, punctually at twelve o'clock, THE COPYHOLD, ESTATE of the late Mr. HENRY PARKER, deceased, situate at Old Brentford, in the manor of Fulham, in the County of Mid dlesex : consisting of an extensive wharf, with a range of buildings, used as warehouses, on the West side of Ferry- lane, opposite Kew gardens, c. n the North side of which are two substantial brick dwelling- houses, with coach- houses, stables, and all suitable out- offices, and large gar dens to each, inclosed with high brick walls, and planted with standard trees of thirty years growth, wall fruit- trees, & c. one of the said houses was lately in the occupation of Sir William Ellwes. Three messuages on the West side of the faid wharf, and one other dwelling house facing the Gun, in the front street, now lett to Mr. George Robinson. The house occupied by Mr. Robinson, and the wharf, are lett to Mr. Harrington, for a term which expires at Christmas next. The other two dwelling- houses in hand j the three messuages lett to Mr. Thomas Raper, Robert Render, and James White, tenants at will. To be viewed till the sale, by applying to Thomas Ra- per, at Mr. Samuel White's, the Golden Tun, in Old Brentford; where printed particulars may be had; at the place of sale; at the Green- Park Coffee house, Piccadilly; and of Mr. Ridgeway, Fenchurch street, London. To be soLD by PUBLIC AUCTION, Some time in the month of May, 1775, of which further notice will be given, the following fine Tracks or Parcels of Land, situate in the Island of Dominica, TWO Hundred and Sixteen Acres of Wood Land, and 84 acres of cleared Land ( 34 acres of which are remarkable fine Savannah or pasture well inclos- ed) Surveyor's admeasurement, making 330 acres English plantation measure, called GOLDEN GROVE, situate in the parish of St. Andrew, through which runs the na- vigable river St. Andrew, ( formerly called LASOY) and through another part 0f the estate another smaller river also runs, sufficient to turn water- mills, which may be erected on various parts of either of the rivers; there are also ma- ny situations proper for erecting wind- mills. The land is situate on an easy ascent, one mile from the Town and Bay of St. Andrew ( to which a very good cart- road is made) where ships ride in great safety. Cart- roads may also be made, at a small expence, through all other parts of the estate; the other estates adjoining are all under actual cul- tivation. Tws Hundred and Twenty- Six acres of Wood Land, situate in the parish of St. David, contiguous to the settle- ment of Governor Stuart, Governor O'Hara and Company, and to the estate of the late Chevalier Ademar, from which cart- roads may be made to the Bays of Rosaly and Grand Marigot. Every part of the land is very fit for the cultivation of sugar, cocoa, coffee, indigo, or ginger. Farther particulars may be had, and a plan or survey seen by applying to Messrs. Gregg and Potts, at Skinners- hall, London, who are alfo impowered to treat for the sale by private contract. This day ' was published, BIBLIOTHECA LLOYDIANA. ACATALOGUE of the United Libraries of that very learned Prelate, the Right Rev. WiLLIAM LLOYD, D. D. Lord Bishop of Worcester; the Rev. Dr. WILLIAM LLOYD, Chancellor of the Diocese of Wor cester; and the Rev. Mr. JOHN LLOYD, Rector of Ryton, in the county of Durham. To these are added the Law Library of the late MATTHEW LOCKE, Esq; and some others. The whole comprehending a very exten- sive collection of curious and valuable books, in the Eng- lish, French, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew Languages, and in all sciences, which are to be sold for ready money, at the prices printed in the Catalogue, By LOCKYER DAVIS, Bookseller, Over- against Gray's- Inn gate, Holborn. Catalogues may be had at the place of sale ; Mr. Dodsley's, Pall- Mall; Mr. Almon's, Piccadilly; Mr. Robson's, Bond- street; Mr. Owen's, Temple- bar; and BrOtherton's and Sewell's, Cornhill. [ 4161 This day was published, price 1s 6d. bound, THE ROYAL GOLDEN INSTRUCTOR for YOUTH. Being a copious abridgement of the Royal Universal British Grammar and Vocabulary, In this work the etymology of the English language is amply illustrated, true orthography or spelling naturally fol- lows, and the proper accents accurately marked, &. c. and' lessons are formed after all the parts of speech for parsing and challenging the foregoing instructions. By D. FARROE, M. D. Sold by J. and F. Rivington, No. 62, St. Paul's Church- yard; and by the Author, at No. 6,, in the Horse Fair, Bristol, DORSET. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By Mr. JOHN MATHEW, On Monday, the 20th day of March next, and the follow* ing days, ALL the Houshold- Furniture. Plate, Linen, China, and other effects of the late Mrs. RICHARDS, at her house, in the South Walks, Dorchester: consisting of good goose feather- bed's and bedding, mahogany and other tables, chairs, and chests of drawers, pier arid other glasses, kitchen furniture, brewing utensils, and sundry other goods j also a four- wheel chaise and harness, and sedan chair. The sale to begin each day at ten o'clock. N. B. On Tuesday the 2d days sale, precisely at four o'clock in the after.-. oo i, the dwelling- house of the said Mrs. Richards, will be sold by auction, which is freehold and new- built. Further particulars of which will be expressed in the ca- talogues, which will be had in due time, at the Antelope, Dorchester; at the Greyhound, Blandford; at the Ante- lope and Half- Moon, Sherborne; at the Hotel, Weymouth; and of Mr. John Mathew, auctioneer, at Shaftesbury. [ 443 j FURNITURE VERY ELEGANT. To be DISPOSED OF, Considerably under value, though in perfect condition, and almost new, TH E Compleat Furniture of a Drawing- Room and Bed- Chamber; to be sold at such a price and on such terms as shall be agreed on by the purchaser and Mr. Mallet, cabinet- maker, on Clerkenwell Green. N. B. The drawing- room furniture consists of cabriole chairs, sophas, French stools, inlaid slabs, very large oval glass, and a girandole, all richly carved and gilt in burnish'd gold, and covered with a rich silk damask, also four win- dow- curtains of the same. The bed- chamber furniture consists of a very large bed and bedding of silk and worsted damask, with chairs and window- curtains of the same ; and two elegant commode tables. Enquire for further particulars of the abovementioned Mr. Mallet, on Clerkenwell- Green. [+ 4 « To be SOLD to the BEST BIDDER, On Wednesday, the 15th day of March next, at the George- Inn, at Wooburn, in the county of Bedford, THE valuable Inclosed Freehold Land Estate and Manor of KING's HOF, commonly called KINOES, in the parish of Eversholt. in the county of Bed- ford: consisting of upwards of 50 acres of rich arable land, lying in several fields, with a great deal of thriving wood and timber growing thereon, and also eight acres of fine woods. The only buildings belonging to these pre. mises are a large barn and some other necessary out- houses, which are in good repair. The land ( only lett at 31I. per annum. The woods in the proprietor's own occupation worth 81. per annum. For further particulars enquire of Mr. Hooper, at Hitchin, Herts; or at No. 1, Coney. court, Gray's Inn; or of him, at the White- Hart Inn, at Ampthill, Bedford- fh re, on Thursdays; and of Mr. Whitbread, at Eversholt, who will sHew the premises. [+ 411 To be SOLD by AUCTION, By THOMAS SHAW, At the George- lnn, in Woburn, in the county of Bedford, on Wednesday, March the 15th, beginning punctually at eleven o'clock, in nine distinct lots, THE Freehold and Leasehold estates of AM- BROSE REDDALL, late of Eversholt, in the county of Bedford, Esq; deceased, situate, lying, and being in the seveal parslhes of Eversholt and Toddington, in the said county of Bedford ; consisting of three farms, well inclosed and in good repair; two cottages and homesteads, and sundry pieces and parcels of land. At the same time will be sold a Copyhold Messuage, situ- ate at Ivinghoe, in the county of Bucks ; likewise a Re- versionary Right in certain lands lying at North Crawley, in the said county of Bucks. Printed particulars to be had on and after Friday the 17th instant, of Mr. Fothergill, in Bedford- row, Holborn, Lon- don ; and of Thomas Shaw, auctioneer, at Woburn, Hert- ford. To be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, AFreehold Estate, called TOWNHOUSE- FARM, in the parish of Slinfold, near Horsham, in the county of Sussex; consisting of 184 acres and an half of rich arable, meadow, pasture, and wood land, with a very good farm- house and yard, two barns, four stables, cart- house, two granaries, a falling- gate with two low ho- vels, and convenient floodgates occasionally to flow the meadow ground; a very good wind mill, which is almost new ( and the tenant to repair with timber and all materials during the lease;) the whole lett on lease to Matthew Hall, for 100I. per annum. Also a Farm, called Whiteberd's or Parke, in the said parish of Slinfold ; consisting of a messuage, barn, stable, See. and 26 acres of arable, meadow, and pasture land ; lett on lease to Henry Robinson, for 12I. per ann. clear of all taxes. There is a large quantity of very fine timber growing on the estate, in a thriving condition. ———- The whole to be viewed by applying to Matthew Hall the tenant of Townhouse- Farm. Particulars may be had of Mr. Carforth, attorney, in John- street, near Cavendish- square, London. [ 4414 DEVONSHIRE. To be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT,' AVery valuable FREEHOLD - ESTATE confiding of the Manor of BOWHILL, the capital Messuage or Barton called Gieat Barley, and divers other estates and demesne lands, situate in the parish of St. Tho- mas the Apostle, and contiguous to the city of Exeter, and containing in the whole 375 acres of very rich land, exceptr about 4 acres of coppice wood and the like quantity of waste, all lying together, and being replete, with almost thing that can make an estate valuable or desireable. 1 rents, including what is kept in hand, now amount to wards of 900I. a year, and when the present rack rent leases expire, the same may be very moderately increased to 1000L per annum, exclusive of reversios to fall in on the death of old lives. On Great Barley there is a well built seat or mansion, consisting of a hall, two parlours, a large dining- room, ten bed- chambers, besides closets and garrets, with all ne- cessary and convenient offices and out- buildings, fit for a large family. Also two walled gardens, a green house, fish- pond, and many other conveniences. Ifs fitu . tion is mo t delightful, commanding a fine view of Exeter, as well as down the navigable Exe, below Topsham. with a variety of other beautiful and extensive prospects. and lies near the centre of the whole eltate, about a mile from the city. - Application may be made to, and printed particulars h; of John Harris, Esq^ of Plymouth; and Mess. Duck at Cardale, of Gray's Inn, London where a plan of the estate with a South- East view, and an elevation of the East fr Barley House, may be seen ; and the premises may a time be viewed, by applying to Mr. George Robbins, 0 Thomas aforesaid. N. B. If the above estate is not sold before the id of May next, a public sale will be soon afterwards held for selling the same, of which timely notice will be given. [ 438' This day was published, Handsomely printed on a fine writing paper duodecimo price 3s. sewed in marble paper, or 3s. 6J. bound, THE WHITE BULL. An History : Translated from a original Syrian MS; communicated by Mr. VOLTAIRE. With notes and | in which several bloody transactions are brought Also a choice precedent in crown law; the whole translated into English. Printed for J. Bew, No. 28, Pater- noster- row, by the other bookfellers. N. B. Be careful to ask for the W with notes and a preface. TUESDAY, February 28. Yesterday arrived the Mail from France and hol- land, and one from Flanders. Warsaw, Feb. 7. Letters from Danlzig men- tion, that the King of Prussia has given orders for building a new fortress near Marienwerder ; in consequence of which 3000 peasants are ordered to be in readiness to begin that work next April. Berlin, Feb. 14.. Mr. Harris, Envoy from the Court of London, was thrown from his horse the day before yesterday, and wounded on the head ; but it is hoped no bad consequences will attend this accident, as he has been blooded several times. Breslau. Feb. 8. Letters from Poland advise, that the Empress of Russia has given leave to Field Marshal Count de Romanzow to assist at the rejoicings and festivals to be given at Moscow, on occasion of the conclusion of the peace. The public entry of that great General will be very brilliant, and will follow that of the Empress. That Princess will receive him on horseback, and the General will not alight from his. They will both pass under two opposite triumphal arches, and will meet in that interval that parts them. One of these arches has cost 15,000 rubles, and the other 28,000 ^ Rome, Feb. 4. Cardinal Ferdinand Maria de R0ssi died early this morning, aged 78 years ; he was creatcd a Cardinal by Pope Clement XIII, in the year 1759. There are now 17 Cardinals hats vacant. Paris, Feb. 17. We are assured that the Coun- tess de Bethune persists in her intention of plead- ing her own cause, and is preparing accordingly, notwithstanding it has been given out that she had renounced it. Her example will be followed by the Marchio- ness de la Sourche, who is prosecuting her hus- band for a separation ; which cause is to come on at the Chatalet the 4th of next month- Paris, Feb. 18. The mortality among the horned cattle has manifested itself in three villa- ges of Normandy. We are under terrible appre- hensions for that province, the principal riches of which consist in their cattlc. SHIP NEWS. Deal, Feb. 14. Came down and remain in the Downs, With the ships as before, the Hope, Strange, for Gibraltar; the Union Success, Ingraten, for Honduras ; the Rising Sun, Peterson, for Virginia; and the Generous Friends, Leath, for Dublin. Put back, the Charming Sally, Wheatly, for St. Vincent's. Wind S. W. blows hard. Deal, Feb. 25. Remain in the Downs, the Nottingham East- Indiaman, and a Dutch East- Indiaman, and ships as before. Wind S. S. W. ARRIVED, At Jamaica, Union, Campbell, from London. At Liver- pool, Fox, Mitchell, from St. Kitt's; Bella, Johnson, from Dominica; and Elizabeth, ——, from Philadelphia. At Bristol, Thomas, Webb, from Philadelphia ; and Lovely Peggy, Flynn, from Cadiz. At Granada Charming Sally, Rowe, from Bristol. At Nevis, King George, Russell, from Bristol. At Hamburgh, Cotten, from Stargate Creek. At Amsterdam, Petronella Johanna, Groot, from London. LONDON. The House of Lords nominated managers yes- terday afternoon to direct a conference on their part, which was held with the deputation from the House of Commons on the subject of the pamphlet published by T. Becket, as mentioned in this paper; and the Commons agreed to the resolutions of the House of Lords respecting it, by filling up the blanks with the words, '' Com- mons in parliament assembled," & c. In conse- quence of this concurrence of the two Houses, th pamphlet will be burnt at the time and places mentioned on Saturday. A second conference ensued, arising from a complaint which had been made in the House of Commons of a perioiical paper, called The Crifis, No. 3, published on Saturday, Feb. 4 for T. Shaw, in Fleet- street. Lord Chew- ton moved in the House of Commons, that the said paper is a false, malicious, and seditious li- bel, and that it should be burned by the hand's of the common hangman in Old Palace- yard on Monday next, and at the Royal- Exchange on Tuesday next, which was unanimously carried ; as also a motion for communicating these resolu- tions to the Lords at a conference, and desiring their concurrence. While this was passing in the Lower House, the same complaint and motion was made in the House of Lords by Lord Radnor, with this addition, that it is a treasonable libel; and that this House do address his Majesty, that ; would be pleased to order the Attorney- Gene ral to prosecute the writer and the publisher, a debate arose upon the word treasonable and after a conference with the Commons, the managers on the part of the Lords having reported that the Commons had only found it seditious, it was re- solved to summons the Lords, and to take the matter into further consideration this day. Their Lordships then proceeded on the cause mentioned in Saturday's paper, and closed it by affirming Lord Camden's decree, which had given the state in queflion to the heirs at law cf William > fam, declaring that he had accomplished his full age of twenty- one years, having lived to the 5th of August 1746. The Lord Chancellor then Edjourned the House to this day. Yesterday the order of the day was read in • the House of Commons for receiving the report : of the resolution come to in the Committee ap pointed to take into consideration the American papers, Sir Charles Whitworth accordingly re ported the resolution, which report was afterward read by the Clerk, and upon the question being put for the House to agree with the Committee in _ the said resolution, it was carried by a great ma letter from Jamaica mentions, that an Eng lish snow, Capt. Letcher, has lately arrived there from St. Eustatia ; that in her passage, having met a hurricane, she was driven on the coast of - America ; and on her attempting to enter habour of Carthagena, the guns from the Fort snow; on which the Captain imme ht to, and was boarded by the crew hooner, who stripped Capt. Letcher of his coat, waistcoat, and gold laced hat; on ' which a passenger addressed them in Spanish, and required to know their reasons for such in- hospitable treatment : he received for answer, ' that the English were no better than pirates; that the Governor had ordered that no English ship should enter that port; and accordingly obliged the snoW to tack about and stand out for sea; although she was in the utmost distress, and in great want of water, they refused to give her the least assistance. Extract of a letter from Whitehaven, Feb. 26. " The Content, Captain Joseph Haslop, of Workington, sailed from that port, loaded with coals, on the 2oth of January. On the Thurs- day following, in a violent gale of wind, she struck upon a rock called Sauna, near the Mull of Kintire. The Captain, a man, and two boys, were drowned." A letter from Guernsey gives the following ac- count of a sloop, belonging to the Coast of Gui- nea, but last from London, valued at 5000I. be ing wrecked on the Island of Sark, near Guern- sey, on the 4' h or 5th instant, occasioned by a very thick fog in a hard gale of wind. The crew, with the utmost difficulty, reached the shore, where. one died soon after by fatigue, and the rest were landed in Guernsey in very great distress. The same letter mentions also, that a Dutch snow, from Surinam, was wrecked on the Coast of Jer- sey, during the tempestuous weather; four of the crew were drowned. Last Friday the Lord Mayor went with Alder- man Sawbridge to his seat, near. Canterbury, to stay there with that gentleman till yesterday, when his Lordship returned to town. Yesterday came on before Lord Mansfield, and Special Jury, at Guildhall, a cause in which the King was plaintiff, and William Faden de- fendant, on an information for printing and pub- lishing in the Public Ledger a libel on Brackley Kennett, Esq; one of the Aldermen of this City. The Jury, after being out only a few minutes, found the defendant guilty. LENT PREACHERS for To- morrow, being Ash- Wednesday Charitable Stciety of Ancient JJr'tctrt, THE Nobility, Clergy, and Gentry, who are inclined to favour the charity for educating and sup- porting poor children descended of Welsh parents, are re quested to meet the Hon, Society of Antient Britons to ce- . lebrate St. David's Day, 0n Wednesday the 1st of March, at St. Clement's Dane. Prayers to begin at Eleven- o'clock, and to be read in English, and a Sermon preached by the Right Rev. and Hon the Lord Bishop of St. David's. Af- ter divine service will be performed an Anthem, the vocal parts by Mess. Champnes, Vernon, Rennoldson, Webb, Ward, Randal, Courtenay, Legg, & c. and the young gen- tlemen of the Choir; the Organ by Mr. Stanley, and after wards to proceed to dinner to the Crown and Anchor Ta- vern. The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Plymouth, President. The Rt. Hon. Lord Vis. Lisburne, Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte, Bart. The Hon. Mr. Grosvenor, Treasurer. Sir Robert Smyth, Bart. Vice Treasurer. STEWARDS. Owen Meyrick, Esq; Thomas Williams, Esq; George Williams, esq; Thomas Wilkins, Esq; Thomas Pitcher, Esq; Mr. John Smith, Bishop of London. Dr. Tarrant. Dr. Milles. Dr- Tarrant. Mr. Bromley. Mr. Hotham. Mr. Waller. Mr. Berridge. Dr. Porteous Chapel Royal, Whitehall, St. Martin in the Fields, St. Andrew, Holborn, St. James, Clerkenwell, St. Bartholomew the Great, St. Andrew Undershaft, St. Katharine, Tower, St. Saviour's, Southwark, On Friday last a young woman, a servant to Mr. Simpson, in Fleet- street, was found hanging in her bed chamber, quite dead. The cause of this rash action is not known, but supposed to be a love affair. Yesterday ninrning as Mr. Cale, of Short- street, Moorfields, was riding an unruly horse over St. George's- fields, he was thrown off, and killed on the spot. Yesterday morning a young Woman, indiffer- ently dressed, supposed to be a prostitute, was found dead in a field near Hackney. There were several stabs in her body, and her bowels were ready to drop out. Yesterday at Billingsgate fresh salmon sold at is. the pound, and down to 7d. cod 2s. 6d. to 4s. 6J; haddock is. 3d. to 3s. per dozen ; oysters 14s. to 26s. per bushel; salt cod at 2d. a pound on the average ; floundets 8d. per dozen. Smithfield, Fib. 27. Yesterday the prices were as follow : Prime beasts, at 2s. gi. per stone ; inferior, 2s. and 3d. sheep, 2s. 8d. to 3s. lambs ll. is. to il. 5s. calves, zs. 8d. to 3.5. 4d. pigs 2s. zd. to 3s. ' Mark- lane, Feb. 28. The prices of corn at the Corn Exchange were, wheat 44s. a jjt barley 22s. a 27s, 6d. rye 2j « . a 27s. 6d, oats 14s a 18s. pale malt 28s. a 35s. brown malt 28j. a 33s. peafe 27s. a 29s. hog peafe zzs, a 24s. beans 23s. a 25s. 6d. tick 20s. a zis. 6d. tares 24s. a 32s. per quarter. Finest flour 45s. Second fort 42s. Third sort 39s. per sack. Promoted.] Snellgrove, Esq; to be Col- lector of the Excise for Norwich, in the room of John Repton, Esq; deceased. The Rev. Jere- miah Bigsby, to the rectory of Mundesley, in Norfolk. The Rev. Mr. Ferrers, to the rectory of Hinton, void by the cession of the Rev. Mr. Sturges. Married.] Wednesday, Mr. George Hussey, 2d son of Hubert Hussey, Esq; of Charlton, to Miss Lee, of Salisbury. Thursday, Capt. Jona- than Fowler, of Limehouse, to Miss Harrison, of Stockton. Saturday, Mr. Kendal, timber mer- chant, in Oxford- street, to Miss Gataker, daugh ter of Tho. Gataker, Esq; Principal of the Cor- poration of Cursitors in the Court of Chancery. Sunday, Mr. John Page, of Queen- street, Cheap side, to Miss Moore, of Surrey- street, in the Strand. The same day, Mr. Barton, ironmonger, in Cannon street, to Miss Cummings daughter of Mr. Cummings, wine merchant, in Laurence Pountney- lane. Died. A few days ago, on the road to Dub- lin, Edward Denny, Esq; Member for Tralee, in Ireland. Sunday se'nnight, the Rev. Mr. Pur- nel fellow of Winchester college, and rector of Sparshot. Tuesday, at Tacolneston, the Rev John Brown, rector of Ashwelthorpe, in Norfolk. Saturday, in Essex- street, in the Strand, John Meadman, Esq; formerly a Commissioner of Bank- ruptcy. Sunday, at Holloway, Richard Bonnel, Esq; formerly belonging to the Navy office. HIGH WATER at LONDON- BRIDGE. Tomorrow Morning 36 M. after 1 o'clock. Afternoon 5 M. after a Thurfday Mo ning 3} M. after z Afternoon o M. after 3 Bankrupt.] Cornelius Vande Waal, of London, mercht surrender March 4, 18, April 8, at Guildhail, Bankruptcy enlarged.'] William White, of Winchester, victualler, to surrender April 18, at the White Hart- Inn in Winchester. — Dividend to be made,] March 18. Wm. Barrett, of Al ton, in Hants, paper- maker, at Guildhall, London. Certificate to be granted.] Wm. Bell, of Hemingbrough in Yorkshire John Roberts, Esq'; Edward Lewis, Esq; E. Tonkin, esq: E, Desbrowe Taylor, Esq; Rev. Fran. Scowfield Stephen Popham, esq; Nash. Tanner, Esq; The favour of the Company of the Governors and Trus- tees to the Charity, likewise the Society of Cymmrodorion, are desired to join the Stewards in the procession from the School- House ( near the Foundling Hospital) to the Church. WESTMINSTER GENERAL DISPENSARY, Gerard- Street, Soho. AT a General Meeting of the Governors, on Monday, January the 30th, the Returns of the . Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur, for the month of Ja- nuary, were taken into consideration : Resolved, That these returns be laid before the public, as the best and m unexceptionable ground on which that pub- lic can judge how far the institution is useful, and to what degree its utilty may be extended. Resolved, That the foregoing resolution, and the returns on which it is founded, be inserted in the public papers. Resolved, That the returns of the Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur, be published every month. Resolved, That in order to afford a general view of the prevailing distempers, the several diseases be particularly specified in the returns. NUMBER V. PHYSICIAN'S RETURN. One hundred and five patients have been admitted in the FORRESTER WILL Cover this Season, at Mr. George Green's, at Mickleham, in Surry, Thirty Mares, at Twelve Guineas a Mare, and Five Shillings the Groom. To be paid before the mares are taken away. He was bred by Mr. Williams, and got by Mr. Croft's Forrester, his dam by partner, his grandam by Woodcock, his great grandam by Makeless, his great great grandam by >> Brimmer, his great great great grandam by Dodsworth, out of a Barton Barb Mare He was the best King's- plate horse of his time and had an established reputation as a racer; but being a horse of immense size and bone, he was bought of Mr. Vernon when he was turned out of training, and has been kept ever since as a hunting stallion in Cornwall, where he has had very few bred mares; yet as the sire of Grecian ( the only horse got by him that has been regularly trained) ho deserves to be considered as a racing stallion of the first rank, and a good cross for the Godolphin Arabian and Childers blood. Forrester is very healthy, and a certain getter ef foals. Mr. Tattersall, at the Turf Coffee- house, Hyde- Park- Corner; and Mr. Green, at Mickleham, will receive sub- scriptions, WEATHERBY. Preston, 1th February, 1775. To be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, tHE STOCK in TRADE and Household Furniture of Thomas Waring, upholsterer, lately deceased; consisting of a large assortment of upholstery goods quite new and fashionable. Also to be lett for a term of years, and entered on at Pleasure, all that convenient dwelling- house and well accus- tomed shop, situate in the Market- place, in Preston, in which the above business has been carried on for a number of years. Whoever is mindful to treat for the above, may apply to Isabel Waring, his widow, and administratrix. All persons having any demands upon the estate and effects of the said Tho. Waring, are desired to send an ac- count thereof to the said Isabel Waring, 0n or before the 7th of April next, as afterwards they will not be admitted or paid. And all persons indebted to the deceased, have hereby notice to pay such their debts to the said Isabel Waring, or they wilt be sued without further notice. Remitting fever Remitting fever and sore throat . Sore throat dysentery —— Sphiirhus in the gullet Small- pox Rheumatism — Sciatica ——— Palsy - " Stomach complaints Consumption Bloody vomiting Bloody' spitting Hectic — 9 Brought over 67 Asthma 4 Venereal disease j Dropsy Scurvy —— Worms —— Hysterics —— Gravel Sore eyes • Deafness • Uterine obstruction Fluor albus —— Transferred to the sur- geon's book — 1+ . Carried, over 67 Dismissed as per return for December, 1774 Remained upon the books Jan. i, 1755 Of whom attended at the Dispensary Visited at their own houses 268 149 417 Returned thanks for their cure in the month of Jan. 64 Relieved ___ __— JJ Case 111 which the disease was so far advanced, that \ j the patient was incapable of taking medicines _ Cases in which the medicines were discontinued, as not likely to prove serviceable S Case in which the patient refused to take medicines Transferred to the surgeon's book Dismissed as per last month's return — 190 Remain upon the books > 3 Total 417 Extracted from the Records of the Dispensary, by THO- MAS DICKSON REID, Clerk to Dr. Millar. NUMBER V. SURGEON'S RETURN. Twenty- seven patients have been admitted in the month of January, labouring under the following diseases: Hydrocele Fistula in ano — White swelling of the knee — Scirrhus of the breast Deafness —— Contusions of various parts of the body Fractures Inflammations, abscesses, and ulcers —— Venereal disease — 27 Cured, relieved, and dismissed as per return for Dec. 1774 3 Remained upon the books Jan. 1, 1775 77 Of whom attended A the Dispensary Visited at their own houses — Returned thanks for their cure in the month of Jan. Relieved ——. Difmilied as per laft month's return Remain upon the books —— Total 77 E. FOR D. NUMBER IV. ACCOUCHEUR'S RETURN. Admitted upon the books in the month of January 11 Dismissed - as per lafl return for December, 1774 5 Remained upon the books Jan. 1, 1775 17 Delivered in the month of January Dismissed as per last month's return Remain upon the books - Total 33 R. BLAND. By 0rder of the Governors, ANTHONY CLARKE, Secretary. Plans of the institution may be had at the Dispensary ; at J. and T. Coutts's, New Exchange- Buildings, Strand ; John Drummond, Esq; and Co. Charing- cross; Mess. Croft and Backwell, Pall- Mall ; the London Exchange Banking Company, St. James's- street; Messrs. Chambers, Franks, Hercy, and Birch, and Messrs. Pybus, Byde, Dosset, and Cockell, New Bond- street j Messrs sayre and Co. Oxford street; Sir William Desse ar. d Co. Grafton- street; John Harries, Esq; Treasurer near Exeter ' Change, Strand,;. anTd at Robert Bland's, Adam- street, Adelphi; To the LADIES. WARD, Ladies Hair- Dresser. & c. at his house, No. 32, in Southampton- Buildings, Chm. cey- lane, London, begs leave to inform them of his new invented Tetes ; ha presumes they are superior to any be- fore made, they are light, soft, and formed in the moll elegant taste and new fashion, as the hair was drest last birth- day ; they are adjurted to wear with or. without' a cap, for the latter he has a peculiar method of forming a cap of curls, ( with flowers and, feathers if required properly placed) which gives a superior grace to ladies in full dress, ladies by this invention may have their heads drest in a few minutes, so as not to be discovered by the most curious eye from their natu- ral hair; ladies residing in the country may have them made by sending a pattern of the hair. He makes different sorts of gentlemens Wigs to imitate natural hair to. the greatest nicety. All letters, ( post- paid) will be punctually answered. Where also may be had, his Crescive Compound, so well known for its virtues to the nobility and the public in gene- ral against all the defects of the hair, such as falling off, loss of colour, baldness, K: c. price 2S. 0d. and cs. a pot. Sold also by Mr. Crutwell, in Bath, Mess Fletchen and Hodson, Cambridge; and Mess'. Hodson and Johnson, Salis- bury. This day were published, In two volumes, price 5s. sewed, A NEW EDITION, CorreCted, of THE ADVENTURES of Sir LAUNCELOT GREAVES. By the AUTHOR of RODERICK RANDOM. Printed for G. Robinson, in Paternoster- row. Cf whom may be had, by the same Author, The Adven- tures of an Atom .; in two volumas, price 5s. sewed. This day was published, In two volumes, octavo, price 10s. sewed, or 12s. bound. The SECOND EDITION, corrected, of THE PRESENT STATE of MUSIC in , Germany, the Netherlands, and United Provinces ; Or, The Journal of a Tour through those Countries, under- taken to collect materials for a general history of music. By CHARLES GURNEY. Mus. D. and F. R. S. Printed for T. Becker, in the strand ; j. Robson, in New- Bond street; and G. Robinson, in Paternoster row. Of whom may be had, by the same Author, The Present State of Music in France and Italy, in one volume, oCtavo, price 6s. bound. This day was published, price zs. RELIGION: A POETICAL ESSAY. By WILLIAM GIBSO N, A. M. of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge. Printed for J. Wilkie, No. 71, St. Paul's Church- yard ; J. Robson, in Bond street; J. Walter, at Charing Cross; J. Woodyer,- at Cambridge; D. Prince, at Oxford; R. Beat- nisse, at Norwich ; and W. Eaton at Yarmouth. Where, may be had, price 1s. Conscience : A Poetical Essay. By the same Author. In the Press and speedily will be published, Neatly printed in two pocket volumes, THE PALACE of SILENCE. A Philoso- phic Tale. Translated from the French. By a LADY. Printed for J. Bew, No. 28, Paternoster- row. Where may be had, in two vols, each, price 5s. sewed, or 6s. bound, 1. The School for Husbands, written by a LADY. e. The Libertine Husband reclaimed, and vir- tuous love rewarded. [ 440s This day were published, price u. THE ANNALS of ADMINISTRATION, Containing the genuine History of Georgiana the Queen Mother, and Coloninus her Son; a biograpHical frag- ment Written about the year 1575. Inscribed by the propri- etor of the authentic papers to EDMUND BURKE, Esq; Printed for J. Bew, No. 28, Paternoster- row; and sold by J. William, No. 39, Fleet street, W. Davenhill, No. 19, Cornhill ; and the other booksellers. [ 4324 This day was published, price 6d. To be continued Weekly till the whole is finished, NUMBER I. Of a new and elegant edition in four volumes quarto, DR. GILL'S EXPOSITION of the NEW TESTAMENT. Proposals delivered and subscriptions taken in by G. Keith, in Gracechurch- street; W. Oliver, in Bartholomew Close T. Evan:, in Patenoster row ; and all booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland. Of whom may be had, the first number as a specimen on return. N. B. The subscribers to the work in volumes may have their second volume, and others inclined to have it in vo- lumes rather than numbers, may have the first two volumes, and in the course of this year- the last two volumes to com- plete the whole will be finished. to morrow will be published, price ( To be- continued. Monthly,) THE GENERAL REVIEW LITERATURE. For JANUARY, Containing an. account of Books published Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland,. Holland Sweden, Denmark, Russia. Poland, and H By a sOCIETY of GENTLEMEN UNIVERSITY of OXFORD Oxford : printed for Daniel Prince and Wilkie. No 71, St. Paul's Church- Yard ; m For the London Evening Post. To ADMINISTRATION, The INSOLENT, TYRANNICAL, INFAMOUS ADMINISTRATION OF 1774. THE weakness and imperfections of omni- potent legislation, thank God, are now discovered ! Nay, I may go so far as to say, your infernal plan begins now to unfold itself to the whole world; a presumptuous, ill- concerted plan; a foolish, daring attempt to compleat a political system, of a despotic complexion, diametrically opposite to the laws of England, and repugnant to the fundamental principles of the constitution. This is more than conjecture, or allowing it onCe so, it now rises into positive proof. You had forged the chains of slavery for both England and America. Let us humble the one, the other, lay you, will bow the neck of course. To effect this daring scheme, you begin with the Ameri- cans. Ycu provoke, you irritate them by harsh treatment— you take away their charters— you censuse them for riots you yourselves have occa- sioned— your hirelings assert, they intend to shake off their dependence on Great- Britain — you ascribe to them acts of contumacy— you proscribe them— you block up their ports— you garrison their capital— you threaten to seize the persons of their leaders— you announce the people traitors, and their legal assemblies a faction.— What is now to be done ? Why, out of confusion you hoped to have produced the beautiful order of slavery. You intended to have plundered the Americans of their proprietaries, their dearest rights, and then to have erected a Sovereignty compatible with your enlarged ideas of tyranny, which, under the protection of an omnipotent Parliament, would have been titled a glorious constitution, a new mo- delled government; in other words, a despotic Bri- lish empire. Praised be the Disposer of all events, this despi- cable, modelling plan, is now likely to come to nothing. The Americans will not submit tamely to English task masters; and the English them- selves have, I hope, still spirit enough to dispute inch by inch the advances of prerogative, and the more arbitrary resolves of a slavish majority. Think not, most puissant statesmen, that my design is to trace out every out- line in your political cha- racter ; or to pursue your footsteps through all the filth, in which you have been foundering for six years past. This laborious task is best suited to the hard mouthed pens of your pensioned Statesmen I shall, I think, discharge my duty to the friends of freedom, and to my dearer country, if I fix their attention to those rash proceedings which have stained your government with indelible disgrace, but which are now, by the direction of Provi dence, brought to an inglorious crisis. You have stiled Great- Britain the Mother Coun- try, and the Colonies her younger Children.- These children asked bread, and do you offer them a stone ? I have heard how a pelican is said to nou- rish her offspring with her own vital blood ; but you are practising a new, though most unnatural device, even that of destroying yourselves by suck- ing the blood if your children, in their infant days, indeed, you cherished the Americans with a pa- rental affection; you supported and protected them till they arrived at a state of maturity ; you then furnished them with superfluities; and un- der your fostering care they became prosperous, to the admiration and envy of their neighbours. Herein you acted the part of a parent, it is true; but it was the part of a weak- minded, inconsi- derate parent; for you forgot the culture of their manners; you neglected the exercise of a proper parental authority ; you bestowed upon them be- nefits; but they were of that nature, and given from such selfish motives, that you could not ex- ped any grateful returns. Why then do you now blame your offspring for a disposition and con- duct, the natural effects of supine indolence, and a want of wisdom, on your part? With what face can you now load your children with unmerited odium, or treat them with unreasonable severity ? You pronounce them factious; you proclaim them rebels; and you affirm their intentions to be, in flat contradiction to their most solemn declara- tions, a firm resolution of withdrawing their alle- giance from this kingdom. This is nothing left than a full confession, how deficient you have been in good policy and foresight; in other words, you tell us, that hitherto you have been unac- quainted with the true spirit and character of the Americans; and that you knew not any expedi- ents, as legislators, to preserve and strengthen their dependance on the Mother Country ! O shameful concession disgraceful ignorance! ren dered still more disgraceful, by the iniquitous projects it has given rise to ; measures so foolishly conceived, so meanly enforced by base mercena- ries, and so badly executed, that englans, at the present moment, trembles, not so much for her liberty, as for her existence; and all Europe is astonished to think, how she supports herself un- der the pressure of so many successive calamities What misconceptions must have beclouded your understandings, in what a false light must you have viewed the spirit of the brave Americans. how ignorant must you have been of their native temper, when you first conceived your dark and bloody purposes ! Had you consulted the annals of Britain, you might have found a striking pic- ture of their resolute ancestors. When turned out of their conventicles, they preached in the street and, by their inflexibility, obtained a toleration, unclogged with those penal laws, which, at this day, bear so hard upon all other Dissenters. What profound policy must that be, which grants a people exclusive privileges, forms with them a union and mutual dependance of commercial inte- rests, and encourages their popularity by conti- • emigrations, while its main object is, to .. very people into a state of servile sub- this is somewhat like the barbarous wild Indian;, who, as report says, fatten their captives, to make of them, in some future day, a delicious repast ; but then it is to be remembered, they have secured their prisoners in chains. Let us now see, how wisely you set about cor- recting your first errors. You apply a remedy, but it is a remedy improperly so called a re- medy worse than the disease. First you play the fool, and, when tired of this sport, you act the madman. Like another Hercules you put on the envenomed shirt; and when its baneful effeCts begin to operate, you attempt to tear it off in a furious rage, without feeling the painful wounds you inflict upon yourselves; and, while you are practising the devil's dance ; while your Hercu- lean omnipotence is learning the war whoop, plagues, worse than those of Egypt, infest the whole land. While you are fiddling— Rome is burning. One would imagine your frenzy had utterly ruined your intellects ; for even in your lucid intervals you seem to be incapable of form- ing a right judgment of things. Our poor, at these moments, cry to you for bread— our manu- facturers complain— our traders lament their wretched condition— our merchants petition— our freemen remonstrate— and, by way of answer, pointing to your fool's- cap, you bawl out, my Sovereignty ! my Prerogative! my Supremacy ! Away with that Sovereignty, which has not for its ob- ject the good of the whole ; and that Prerogative, which destroys the true interests of the Crown ! Pride, anger, and self- conceit, ill become the brow of Statesmen ; yet these vulgar passions, or else your wicked intentions, have attached you to idle distinCtions, independent of national honour, the glory of your King, and the felicity of your country. To say that you and your representa- tives are infallible, and can do no wrong, is high treason against the collective body of the people ; and at the same time you are encouraging a lan- guage, correspondent to your high- flown notions as Jacobites, i would advise you to remember the fate of Charles the First, and the contemptible, pensioned Parliament of Charles the Second. But why need I search the records of ages past, to shew the folly and danger of prosecuting arbitrary measures, upon any grounds, when the fatal con- sequences which now attend your late knight- er- rantry, are striking instances, and sufficient for this purpose? These, it is hoped, will not only smooth your angry brows, but open the eyes of our benevolent Sovereign, and convince his Ma- jesty, how dangerous it is, how subversive of his own glory, and the peace of his kingdom, to commit the reigns of government into the hands of artful, headstrong adventurers. While I was writing this last paragraph, Lord North's motion came to hand for my perusal. If he is sincere, and should with all his minions withdraw from every department of state ; if they should be excluded from the Cabinet, the Coun- cil Board, and the Parliament; if the King will hear his faithful, I might speak in the superla- tive degree, and say, his most faithful subjects; if he will, agreeable to the laws of England, ex- clude all Jacobites, his family's implacable ene- mies, from his confidence, councils, and places of trust; if he will hereafter attend to those plans, wherein the interest, more than the glory of this nation, is consulted ; if he will be graciously pleased to love his real friends, despise his pre- tended ones, and humble none but his enemies; Old- England may live to enjoy better days— the poor may weep at seeing the dawn of national prosperity— and the last scenes in the reign of George the Third, like those of his grandfather, may be closed with the heart- felt applauses of his happy subjeCts. This is the ardent wish, the hum- ble hope of HYSTASPES. Postscript. LONDON. The Minister's Proposal for accommodating matters with the American Colonies, is looked upon by every one as a little piece of LOW CUN- NING, and as a weak Attempt to deceive the People of England as well as America ; for it is evidently calculated not only to sow Divisions amongst the American Provinces, but to persuade Englishmen to believe that the Money which he proposes to raise upon the Colonies, is to be ap- plied towards lessening the heavy Burthens they labour under; but his Intentions are covered with so thin a Mask, that the true Features of them are so very discoverable as must prevent the Deception from answering his Ends either at Home or Abroad. The American Colonies will plainly see, that his Proposal is not made with a View of giving them any Satisfaction, but only with the Hopes of dividing them ; because it in- sists upon the Right of a British Parliament to impose the Tax, or Quantum of Money, which each Province shall raise, and leaves the Mode of raising it only- to their own Assemblies; so that his Proposal is going infinitely further than the Tea Act, and would bring the Colonies entirely under the Command of a British Parliament, which might order each Province to pay what Sum of Money it thought fit. His Proposal will certainly, therefore, be rejected by the Colonies; and all the Effect it will have upon them, will be uniting them more firmly in their own Defence. And as to his delusive Attempt to persuade the People of England, that he intends, by taxing the Colonies, to take off some of the heavy Bur- thens they bear, it is impossible they should be- lieve him ; because, during a Peace of Twelve Years, he hath not taken off one single Tax, but laid many more upon them than were in the Time of War. Besides, the People of England too well know, that he employs the Public Honey in Pensions to his Creatures for corrupt Purposes, highly injurious to their Rights and Interests; and they are very sensible, that the more Money he can raise, the further he will carry his Corrup- tion ; and consequently they are convinced, that, was he able to compel the Colonies to pay such Taxes as he wants to lay upon them, they should not be eased in the least thereby, but greatly• hurt, as the Money would be all expended in corrupt Practices towards subverting their Consti- tution, and enslaving them. When the Money of the Public is applied to corrupt the Represen- tatives of the People, it is their undoubted inter- est to keep the Crown as poor as they can. Copy of the PETITION delivered to the House of COMMONS, on thursday the 23d of February, by Mr. Alderman HAYLEY. And they think it their duty to represent a Honourable House, that it is their firm opinion that the disquietude, which universally prevail in the minds of their fellow subjeCts in America will not be removed, unless lenient measures pursued, and their grievances redressed. Your petitioners therefore most humbly pray that the said bill may not pass into a law. Published by authority of the committee, THOMAS LANE, Chairman. To the Printer of the London Evening Post. SIR, THE two following lines on an infamous Triumvirate being now the reigning toast, give me leave to make a small addition to them. " May Feathers and Tar be their next Birth- day Suit, And the Block be the fate of n—, M——, and B .'" But * Sir Francis, oh ! spare from so dreadful a blow ! Whose replies have been Aye, when he should have said No : The miniature picture, to draw at one stroke— ' tis a Head made of Sap, and a Heart not of Oak; For it plainly appears by this bustle and stir, English Oak has no part there, it's all of Scotch Fir; And take this for a rule, from times present or past, Heads are not worth a Button, in Button- moulds cast. Feb. 24. A Miniature Painter. • Sir Francis Wronghead. REGULUS— and THE FREE CITIZEN— in our next. EAST INDIA HOUSE, Feb. 22, 1775 THE Court of Directors of the United Com- pany of Merchants of England, trading to the East Indies, do hereby give notice, That a General Court of the said Company will be held at their House, in Leadenhall- street, on Thursday the 13th of April next, from nine o'clock in the morning, until six in the evening, for the election of Six Directors of the said Company for four years, in pursuance of an Act passed in the 13th year of his present Majesty's reign. And the said Court do further give notice, That by the above- mentioned Act, no person will be entitled to vote at the said election, who shall not have been possessed in his or her own right of 1oool. stock for twelve calendar months, except in the cases provided for in the said act; that every person possesscd in like manner of 3000l. stock will be entitled to give two votes; that every person possessed in like manner of 6000I. stock will be entitled to give three votes ; and that every person possessed in like manner of 1o, oool. stock or more, will be entitled to give four votes at the said election, and that no person in any circumstance will be qualified to vote, unless for stock standing in his or her own name. [ 4399 To the Honourable the Commons of Great- Bri- tain, in Parliament assembled : The Petition of the Merchants, Traders, and others, of the City of London, interested in the American commerce, Sbetutth, THAT your petitioners are deeply concerned to observe, by the Votes of this Honourable Houfe, that a bill is brought in, " To restrain the trade and commerce of the Province of Mas- sachuset's Bay and New Hampshire, and Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode island, and Providence Plantation in North- America, to Great- Britain; Ireland, and the British Islands in the West- In dies; and to prohibit such Provinces and Colo- nies from carrying on any fishery on the Banks of Newfoundland, or other places therein to be men tioned, under certain restriCtions, and for a time to be limited." Your petitioners beg leave to represent, that the said bill, should it pass into a law, will in its operation, deprive thousands of his Majesty's loyal subjeCts of their aCtual subsistance, and reduce them to extreme distress, even that of famine ; the said provinces not generally, raising corn sufficient for their own support; and by this bill they will be prevented from receiving any supplies from their sister Colonies, and precluded from their natural resource, The Sea. That your petitioners have reason to believe, that very great numbers of men bred and em ployed in the fisheries, who in hardiness and in trepidity are not exceded by any in this extensive Empire, will be impelled by the pressing calls of hunger and want, to such a conduCt as may be pro duCtive of devastation and bloodshed, which may endanger the peace and welfare of that part of his Private letters from New- York, brought by a packet arrived this day, mention, that the Assem- bly there have protested against the Resolutions of the Congress, have begged the Protection of Government, and are determined to trade as usual. By the death of the Right Hon. William Dow- deswell ( who died at Nice some time since, where he went for the benefit of his health) a numerous family has lost an amiable and indulgent parent, the freedom of this country one of its principal guardians, and the community at large an honest and useful member. Advice is said to be received, that a party is forming in the Leeward islands against the farther importation of British manufactures, until the late unconstitutional American ACts shall be repealed. We hear it is intended to send over a regiment of dragoons to Ireland, to replace Preston's, that are under orders for America. Gustavus Guy Dickens, Esq; is appointed to the command of a company in the 3d regiment of foot guards. Dr. M. Morris, of Fludyer- street, is appointed Physician to the Hospital at Boston. All the drafts and recruits from England will embark on the 7th of March. Daniel Jones, Esq; is appointed Lieutenant- Colonel to the 3d regiment of foot guards, in the room of Michael Hudson, Esq; who retires. William Wynard, Esq; is appointed second Major to the said regiment. Captain Smith ( one of the Directors of the In- dia Company,) on Thursday last at the India- House, in perhaps one of the best speeches ever spoken in that house, entered very fully into the present state of the Coromandel coast, the danger Madrass may be in from the contiguity and du- plicity of Several Nabobs, and the necessity there was for sending out a Governor of approved expe- rience in the military department. Governor Johnstone, in the same debate, said that as this was a subjeCt that admitted of parti- cular investigation, he would be glad to know of Mr. Rhombold the reason why he permitted the boats of the purchasers of salt to be destroyed up the river Patna, to the value of 6o, oool. particu- larly as these poor people bought the salt in open market, according to stipulated prices. Mr. Rhomboid said, it was not in his depart- ment, but in Chitobrats, his colleague : He re- ferred to his letters for a proof of this ; but hap- pened not to have the one by him, which he said fully explained that matter. A debate on this subjeCt continued between Mr. Rhombold and the Governor for a considerable time; wherein the former insisted it was not his department; and the latter, " that though it was not, yet the man that did not remonstrate against so unjust a pro- ceeding, or do all he. could to prevent it, was not a fit man to be Governor of Madrass." Extract of a letter from Portsmouth, Feb. 27. " Arrived, among others, the Scorpion sloop of war, Elphingston, from Scotland. " Sailed the Falcon sloop of war, Capt. Lin- zee, for Boston ; HeCtor, Thomas; and Rose, Moss, for Jamaica ; and all the outward- bound ships from the Motherbank, Stokes Bay, and Cowes Road." This morning at two o'clock, a fire broke out at the house of Mr. Davis; in David street, South- wark, which considerably damaged the houser and burnt part of the furniture before it could be extinguished. This morning was married at St. Olive, Hart street, Crutched Friars, Mr. Giles Baiker, mer- chant in Mark- lane, to Miss Betty Halcrow, daugh- ter of the late Robert Halcrow, Esq; of the same place, one of the eider brothers of the Trinity House, an accomplished young lady with a fortune of 5000I. This morning was married, Mr. Crosier, dis- tiller, of Cold Bath- fields, to Miss Atwell of Cumberland- street, near the Middlesex- hospital, Yesterday died of an apopleCtic fit, as he was at dinner, at his lodgings in Black Friars, the' Rev. Mr. Johnstone Coombs. Prices of STOCKS this Day at Two o'Clock. Bank Stock 144. i- lulf. India ditto it; j half a 3- 4ths. South Sea ditto . Ditto Old Annuities . L> it: o New AT'iirifS —. 3 per cim. bank Annuities ri. dueed, 88 7- 8ths a i- hdlf. Qitiv CW. 8 » 3- 4. hs. Ditto 1716, Dittt) 1751, . Ci't) India Annuities ——. 3 1- half per cent, ditto 17;*, . 4 per cent. Conr. 176a, 91 r- half. India Bonds 56s. a 57s. prem. Navy and Victualling Bills 7- 8ths dif. l- on*.' Annuities —. Majesty's American dominions; or be induced to emigrate to the Islands of Miquelon and St. Pierre, there to fish for the French, and give our rivals the Means of supplying the markets in Eu- rope, and thereby render it difficult for us to regain that valuable branch of commerce. Your petitioners beg leave further to represent, that there is now due from the said Provinces and Colonies to the City of London, very large sums of money : that their remittances are principally made by means of the fisheries, and consequently the ruin brought on those Colonies, will ulti- mately fall on Great- Britain. That among the other grievances, of which our fellow- subjects in America so generally complain, is, their being deprived of trial by Jury in parti- cular cases, and the extension of the jurisdiCtion of the Admiralty Courts ; which grievances, your petitioners, with much concern, find, are not only continued, but extended, by the present bill Printed by J. MILLER, No. 6, in the old Bailey, that End next Ludgate- hill\ where Adverti/ em'tntt, Letters', & c. are received ; and where every thing in. the Printin and e. are i *
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