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The Norfolk Chronicle or the Norwich Gazette

20/12/1783

Printer / Publisher: John Crouse 
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Date of Article: 20/12/1783
Printer / Publisher: John Crouse 
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The NORFOLK O R, NORWICH VOL. XIV.] Ready Money mujt be fent with AdvertjJmcjiti. CHRONICLE: G A Z E T T E. ; SATURDAY, December 20, 1783. [ No. 759] Sunday and Mondays Post. LONDON, Saturday, December 13. From the LONDON GAZETTE. St. James's, Dec. 13. THE King has been pleased to appoint Anthony Storer, Esq; to be his Ma- jesty's Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Versailles during the absence of his Grace the Duke of Manchester, his Ma- jesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipo- tentiary to that Court. - ( Gaz. Paris, Dec. 4. The success which attended A Right Reverend wns complaining, a day or two ago, of the lawyers quoting scripture so ge- nerally, in some late' debates, and asked, what they can know of divinity they think as much as you do of law, cries a bystander. ' And I sup- pose they are returning the compliment for a late decision of the Reverend Bench, against the una- nimous opinion of eleven judges. It has been calculated, that the annual income of England, on which the people subsist, and out of which the several taxes are paid, is about 43,000,0001 — that of France 81, ooo, oool. and that of Holland 18,250,0001. His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, during the time of ascension of Mess. Charles and the experiment of Mess. Charles and Robert, has induced a person from Lyons to open a subscrip- tien to raise 200 Louis d'ors, which sum is to be placed in confidential hands, till the said person has performed what he engages to do ; which is, to pass the Seine on foot, walking upon the water as if he was on shore ; he is to cross 16 times, running with greater rapidity than a horse can gallop over the Pont Neuf; the projector of this scheme says, he will not wet his feet any more than if he walked on a pavement. The trial of the Comte de Grasse, according to a new order, engages at present the attention , of the Court martial. The Marshall de Castries hath demonstrated, it is said, to the Council of State, the necessity of prosecuting that affair, to acquit or punish the accused. The reasons of the Minister are, that if no definitive judgment takes place on the combat or defection of the 12th of April, if all the parties are dismissed without sufficient reasons for acquitting or punishing them, that state of uncertainty in which they may be , left, might afford to the subordinate Officers of M. Je Bailli de Suffrein, proper subterfuges to screen them from the proof of their disobedience, And consequently, on their return, from the inflic- tion of the punishments which the nature of their offences renders inevitable. Hague, Dec. 8. A letter is received from Messrs. L'Estevenon de Berkenrode and Brantsen, Ambassadors Ordinary and Extraordinary from . their High Mightinesses to the Court of France, dated Paris, Nov. 23, relative to the Definitive Treaty of Peace between Great Britain and the States, in which they say, That to avoid all fruitless discussions, they had proposed to the Duke of Manchester to convert the Preliminaries into a Definitive Treaty, but that the said Am- bassador informed them on Wednesday last, that a courier, arrived the evening before from Lon- don, had brought to him from the King his Master, order to declare to them that his said Majesty having maturely considered the affair, and by the advice of his Council, proposed to the states General to conclude the Definitive Treaty either at the Hague or London-: And that he the Am- bassador did not doubt but that they would in- form, as soon as possible, their High Mighti- nesses, in order that his Britannic Majesty might know the choice which they would make of the one or the other of those two cities; and that at the same time he, the Duke of Manchester, was charged to repeat to them, that the King still preserved the most ardent desire to terminate this important affair, with all the diligence that the nature of it would permit: Of this they thought proper to advise their High Mightinesses, and to wait for their further orders and approbation. Yesterday evening the Duke of Manchester arrived in town from France. We are assured from good authority, that the various reports of a change in the Ministry, are without the least foundation. The public may be assured, though we cannot assign the reason for it, that Lord Cornwallis does not go to the East- Indies. Letters from Paris say, very melancholy ac- counts are continually arriving from the French settlements in different parts of the globe, the inhabitants being exceedingly distressed by the failure of remittances in return for goods sent to, France during the three last years of the war. The Board of Commissioners that were insti- tuted to inquire into the accounts of the army at New- York, are on their passage home, and it is said a revision of the accounts that have passed that Board will speedily take place, it being: found necessary to overhaul them. ' The arrangements in India are said to be de- cisively settled on ;— General Smith to be Com- mander in Chief ; Lord Macartney Governor General of Bengal, and Mr. Eden of Fort St. George; the other appointments will be made known within a few days. A plan has lately been laid before the Ministry for recruiting the army and militia from the youth of the parish poor, drawn by ballot, within limi- ted ages, and to serve for limited terms; by which we hear the projector has evinced an annual saving to Government of very considerable sums A proposal has also been made for the improve- ment of the Royal Navy, by avoiding the odious practice of impressing seamen. For this pur- pose a register is recommended to be kept up of all ships whatever, at the ports to which; they belong ; so that when men are wanted for the navy, a requisition, founded 0n the just pro- portion of the seamen at each port to the whole, should be made by the Admiralty to the respec- tive ports of Great Britain and Ireland for their quota; accompanied with a general embargo, from which any port or single vessel may be released upon furnishing the number of men required. Robert's areostatic car at Paris, was on the Pont Royale, when the concourse of people was so great, that his Highness was very much incom- moded, and indeed in a dangerous situation : the danger increasing a French soldier who was near, immediately came to his assistance, and conducted his Royal Highness safe from the crowd. Friday evening the Rev. Mr. Rowland Hill, after delivering an affecting and pathetic charity- sermon at Mr. Woodgate's, in Jewin- street,. to a very numerous auditory, cautioned his hearers to be very careful of their pockets, " for said he) mine was picked of two guineas as I was coming in here." On Saturday five Lottery Office Keepers were convicted before the Lord Mayor, in the penalty of 50I. each, for insuring numbers contrary to Act of Parliament ; and were told if they did not shut up their shops that day, a further pro- secution will be commenced against them. Hops sold this day as follow : bags, from 4I. 15s. to 5I. 1os. per cwt. Pockets from 5I. 10S. to 61. 1os. per cwt. Extract of a letter from Portsmouth, Dec. 11 The Court having met according to their last adjournment, the Deputy Judge Advocate read the following, determination upon the evidence adduced for and against Capt. Sut- ton. '' The Court, pursuant to an order from the Hon. the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 19th of November last, directed to the President, proceeded to inquire, into a charge ex- hibited against Captain Evelyn Sutton, late com- mander of his Majesty's ship Isis, by Captain George Johnstone, late Commander of his Ma- jesty's ships. and vessels employed on a particular service, for delaying and discouraging the public service on the 16th of April, 1781, and for dis- obeying Captain johnstone's verbal orders and public signals; in not causing the cables of his Majesty's ship Isis, then under Captain Sutton's command, to be cut or slipt immediately after his getting on board, in order to put to sea after the enemy, as he Capt. Johnstone had directed : and also for falling astern and not keeping up in the line of battle according to the signal then abroad, after the Isis had joined the squadron and cleared the wreck of the foretop mast, when he, Captain Johnstone, bore down upon the enemy about sun set on the 16th of April, and to try the said Captain Sutton for his conduct on that day, in the instances contained in the charge, and having heard the witnesses produced in sup- port of the charge, and by the prisoner in his defence ; and having heard what the prisoner had to urge in his defence, and having maturely and deliberately weighed and considered the whole, the Court is of opinion, that it appears to them the prisoner did not delay or discourage the public service, on which he was ordered the 16th of April, 1781. That from the circum- stances proved of the condition the Isis was in, it appears to the Court that the prisoner was justi- fiable in not immediately cutting or slipping the cable of the Isis after his getting on board her on that day, and that after the wreck of the foretop mast had been cleared, the prisoner did his ut- most to regain his station in the line of battle, and that the Isis was in her station about sunset of that day. The Court doth therefore adjudge the said Captain Sutton to be honourably ac- quitted of the whole of the charge, and he is, hereby honourably acquitted accordingly." Norwich; Dec. 13, 1783. COURTS. NOTICE is hereby given, that the General Courts Baron of JOSHUA SMITH, Clerk, for the several Manors of Holt Manor, Holt Market, and Holt Hales, with the Leet for Holt Manor, will be held at the White Lion Inn there, on Monday the 22d Day of De- cember, instant, at One in the Afternoon ; and that the General Courts Baron of PETER ELWIN, Esq. for the several Manors of Saxthorpe Loundhall, and Saxthorpe Micklehall, will be held at the Castle Inn there, on Tuesday the 23d of the same Month, at Eleven in the Forenoon ; and that the general Court Baron of GEORGE OGILVIE, Esq. for the Manor of Swannington May- lossells Hovells, and Buttevants, will be held at Swan- nington Hill, on Monday the 29th of the same Month, at One in the Afternoon : When and where all Tenants are required to perform their Suits and Services, and to pay all their Arrears of Rents, and all persons entitled to any Copyhold Lands and Tenements, are required to be admitted thereto. GARDINER HARWOOD, Steward BlofieLd and SOUTH WALSHAM HUNDREDS. next Meeting of the Subscribers for En- couraging by Rewards, the Prosecution of Felons and other offenders, for the said Hundreds, will be held at the House of John Bore, known by the Name of the Tuns, in Thorpe, next Norwich, on Monday, the 22d Day of December, 1783, at Ten in the Morning at which Meeting the Subscribers are particularly requested to At- tend, to appoint a Treasurer to this Association : The present Subscribers, Acle Mr. James Wigg, Samuel Bonbee, George Paine, Thomas Shingles Jane Crow, William Griffiths. Blofield, Mr. Samuel Tuck, sen; Thomas Saul Robert Rope William Skedge John Downing William Downing Mr. John Ellis Robert Ellis Bradeston, Mr. Charles Kitton Richard Baldwin Buckenham, Mr. Jonathan Green Burlingham North, Mr. James Miles, sen. John Skinner James Skinner Robert Smith Burlingham South, Mr. Francis Hayward Samuel Tuck, jun, , ' Cantly, Mr. William Shanke Henry Gilbert Felthorpe. Mr. John Springall Freethorpe, Mr. William Read Hasingham, Mrs. Ann Browne Hemblington, Mrs. Susannah Heath Limpinhoe, Mr. Thomas Maddison Lingwood, Mrs. Joanna Waters Moulton, Mr. George Boult Plumstead Magna, Mr. William Gamble Plumstead Parva, Mr. Edward Saul Postwick. Mr. John Tuck, jun. Ranworth cum Panxworth Mr. Edward Heath John Kerrison 1 , Reedhamt The Rev. Mr. Leaths Jonathan Layton Southwalsham, Mr. John Sibel William Jary Thomas Ellett Thorpe next Norwich, John Boycatt, Esq; The Rev. Mr. Humfrey William Carter William Dodd Francis West John Bore Upton cum Fishley, Mr. Thomas jay John Clarke, Witton. Mr. John Tuck, sen. Matthew Barnes Robert Whaites ' ' Woodbastick, Mr. Samuel Barber BANKRUPTS Henry Facey, of Aldersgate- street, Linen- draper.— James Dean, of Wood - street, Cheapside, Factor.— Pontus Lindroth, late of Kingston- upon- Hull mer- chant. Friday, ( 23d day) No. 30,5o3> 2o, o0ol.— No. 20,099, 5000I.— No. 11,298, 13,914, 31,395,45,928,' 100I. eaclt.~ No. 1794, 7758., 10,- 534,- 1- 2,717, ir, 319> 13,057, 27,598, 42,723, and 43* 035, 50I. each. .. 6aturday ( 24th day.) No. 22,6bi; 45,30, "$ 7,120, , 500!. each.— No. 38,437, 20,777, 37,144, tool. each. — No. : i3,9J7, 39.184, 33.594, 29,386; 37,984, , y5, yio, . 44,783,- 47,667, 4263, 18,964, and 39,707, ' jol. ea'cb". Monday ( 25th day.) No. 8,937, 20I. but'as firfti drawn 3000!'.'— 45,552, 10,0001.- 33,778, 4j, ioool:' each.— No. 1 r; 8c/>' 18,787, 10,934, 27,864,' 15^ 976, iooi. each.— 34,702,4,466, 18,133,36,951, 2.47850, 18,783, 13,37°, 5,906, 1^ 78, and 22,511, 50I. cach. ' ' Stowmarket, Dec. 9, 1783. At a general Meeting of the Yarn- makers in the County of Suffolk, held here this Day, the fol- lowing resolutions were unanimously agreed to. FIRST, THAT it is too obvious the Yarns spun in this County, for many Years past, have been declining in their Value, owing to various Corruptions in the spinning, as likewise many Deficiencies in the Length of the Reels and Number of Threads. SECOND, That the Preference given of late to the Yarns where a Regulation has already commenced, shews the absolute Necessity, of endeavouring to keep Pace with the Improvements made in other Counties, on which must greatly depend the Employment of the Poor in this. THIRD, That although great Exertions have been made by many traders t0 effect such Improvements, yet from their Unwillingness to expose themselves singly to the Odium of prosecuting Offenders, and from the present Mode of conducting Business necessarily adopted for the more ready Supply of the Spinner, those Exertions have always failed of Success ; the Expediency therefore of applying to Parliament to appoint general InspeCtors; and for other Powers, appears the only Means of retrieving the Credit of our Yarns, and putting us on a more equal Footing with other Counties. FOURTH, That for the better conducting and expedit- ing said Application to Parliament, a Committee, com- posed of the following Yarn- makers, be appointed, viz. Messrs. James Oakes, John Cumberland, William Buck, Thomas Harmer, Thomas Rutter, Thomas Umfreville; William Johnson, of Bury ; Edward Burkett, of Sudbury Samuel Watkinson, of Lavenham John Turner, of Need- ham ; William Shansfield, of Bilderstone and Henry Hardacre, of Hadleigh ; and that any Five of them be em- powered to act. FIFTH, That it is recommended to said Committee to unite with any ot her neighbouring Counties; and that the Act granted in 1776 to the Counties of York, Lancaster and Chester, entitled, " An Act for more effectually pre- venting Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons em- ployed in the Manufactures of combing Wool, Worsted Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted, be adopted by them, as far as it appears to coincide with the present Un- dertaking. SIXTH, That the said Committee shall meet at the Wool Pack Inn, Bury, on Tuesday the 16th Instant, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, for the further ProseCution of this Business: SEVENTH, That the said Committee be authorised to call the next general Meeting. That a Subscription be immediately com- menced to defray the Expences of obtaining the intended Bill, and that Messrs. Branwhite Green, of Bury; Edward Burkett, of Sudbury; Simon Maw, of Ipswich; Samuel Watkinson, of Lavenham ; John Smith, of Needham George Ward, of Bilderstone'j George Peggs, of Had- leigh ; and James Watson, of Glemsford, are appointed to collect and pay the same to the CoMmittee aforesaid, which if more than sufficient clear such Expences the Surplus to be returned in Proportion to every Person's Subscripition. The above Resolutions are directed to be advertised four Weeks successively. in the Ipswich Bury Chelmsford, Cambridge, and Norwich Papers. - Signed by Order of the Meeting, JAMES OAKES. Chairman, NORWICH, NOV. 17,1783. At a General Meeting of the MANUFACTU- RERS, of this City, held at Johnson's- Coffee- House, the following Resolutions were Unani- mously agreed to. FIRST. That the Suffolk Yarn in general, has for a long Time been notoriously Deficient in its Length and very Defective in Quality. SECOND. That notwithstanding the Endeavours of many of the Yarn Makers to restore the Length of the Yarn, it appears from its present Deficiency, utterly im- practicable , to effect even a tolerable Regulation, upon any Plan which they are now empower'd to pursue. THIRD. That therefore to give legal Efficacy to a Re- gulation so effential, to the Support of the Manufactory of this City, and consequently to the Interests of all who are employ'd in preparing the Materials; it Is recommended that the Yarn Makers of the County of Suffolk, do avail them- selves of the present Opportunity to get included in the intended Application to Parliament for a Bill, " to pre- vent Frauds in the Worsted Manufacture, in the Counties of Northampton, & c." FOURTH. That it appears most obviously to this Meeting, the common Interest of all concern'd in this Manufactory, to exert the utmost Diligence, to keep Pace with the Improvements making in other Counties of the Length and Quality of their Yarn, by which Means only, the Trade of this Part of the Kingdom can be either retain'd or increas'd. FIFTH. That the Measures now recommended, being evidently calculated to increase the Reputation of the Yarn, and therewith the Employment of the County, it seems unnecessary ta add any other Incitements to infuse the most perfect Unanimity in their Support. That this Meeting has constituted a Committee, to cor- respond with any future Committee of the Yarn Makers in the County of Suffolk, to give them all the Assistance and Influence in Parliament, which is in ihe Power of the Manufacturers here to exert. That these Refolutions be advertised four Weeks suc- cessively, in the Ipswich, Bury, Chelmsford, Cambridge, and Norwich Papers, and that printed Copies be forthwith prepared, and tlje Manufacturers and Factors here, be re- quested, to circulate them amongst all ihe Yarn Makers, with whom they respectively correspond. Signed by Order of the Meeting, JOHN BARNARD, Chairman. . This Day was publiwhed, Price 1l. 16s. bound. A New Edition, in Twelve Volumes, t2mo. Adorned with a Head of the Author, and 12 new Copper- plates, elegantly engraved by Collyer, from Designs by Rooker, ThE WORKS of HENRY FIELDING, . Esq. With an Essay on the Life and Genius of the Author, by ARTHUR MURPHY, Esq. Printed for W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Payne, R. Horsfield, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Robson, C. Dilly, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, T. Lowndes, R. Bald- win, J. Nichols. W. Cater, C. Nicoll, S. Bladon, J. Murray, W. Goldsmith, T. Evans, W. Otridge, J Sewell, J. Wilkie, W. Lane, J. Bowen, S. Hayes, W. Fox, and D. Ogilby ; and sold by R. Bentnisse, in Norwich. To the above Edition is added the Fathers, or the Good- natured Man, - which is not printed in any other Edi- tion of Fielding's Works. The Proprietors have also adorned the Work with a new and elegant set of Plates. This Day was. published. Price 7s. bound. A new Edition, being the Eighth, with considerable Ad- ditionS and Improvements, and a copious Index, DOMeSTIC MEDICINE; or, A Trentise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases by Regimen and Simple Medicines. With an aPpenDix, containing a Dispensatory for the Use of private Practitioners, By WILLIAM BUCHAN, M. D. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh; Printed for W. Strahan; T. Cadell, in the Strand ; and J. Balfour, and W. Creech, at Edinburgh; and sold by R. Beatnisse, in Norwich. This Treatise comprehends, not only the acute, but also the chronic Diseases, and both are treated at much greater Length than in any Performance of the like Nature. It likewise contains an Essay on the Nursing and Manage- ment of Children; with Rules for preserving Health, suited to the different Situations and Occupations of Man- kind; and Directions for the Cure of Wounds, the Re- duction of Fractures, Dislocations, & c. & c. YARMOUTH, NOV. ALL Persons indebted to the Estate of HENRY GOOCH and THOMAS COTTON, of Great Yar- mouth, in the County of Norfolk. Merchants and Co- partners, Bankrupts, are hereby reqUired forthwith to pay their respective Debts to the Assignees, James Turnor , Esq. and Mr Thomas Scratton, Merchant; in Yarmouth or to Mr. George Errington, jun, at Bungay, Who is au- thorised to receive the same. At the- EAST INDIA COMPANY's late TEA SALE, ALL Sorts have sold much higher than was expected by the Trade in general, who were much in want ; the Dutch Prize Teas are nearly consumed, and what remains of the Company's former Sales lay in two or three People's Hands that have bought the principal Part of the late Sale, therefore the Trade have nOt half a Supply for the six Month's Consumption : our next Sale will not be until March 1784, which must be April before these Teas will be delivered ( in course Teas may be ex- pected much dearer) ; I seeing this seCured upwards of twenty thousand Pounds worth prior to the Sale, many of which can already sell at 6d. to 18d. per lb. profit on the Exchange. This Advantage, with the great Trade I have raised since I reduced the Price of Teas some Years back, enables me to serve the Nobility, Gentry, Fami- lies, Dealers, & c. at the following reduced Prices, which if on Trial are not found to answer the utmost Expedi tion, the Money will be returned, by their obliged humble Servant, EDWARD EAGLETON. Original Tea- Warehouse, Grasshopper, No. 9, Bishops- gate street Within, London. Best common Bohea, 4s 8d to 4s 9d per lb. Ordinary lower. Good- Congou, 5s & 6s equal to what is sold at 6s & 7s Fine and very fine Souchong, 7s & 8s equal to 8s & 10s. Superfine Padra, best imported, 10s equal to 42s or 14s. Best Com. Green Tea, 5s 8d to 5s 10d. Ordinary lower.' Good, fine And superfine Singlos and Blooms 6s 6d - » and 8s, equal to 7s, 8s, and 9s. Good and fine plain Green or Hyson Tea, 9s, 1oi tos 6d, I IS, ana 12s, equal to loi, its, Very fine Green or Hyson, 13s 6d equal to 16s . Superfine ditto, best imported, 16s equal to 18s or 2ra Good ROasted coffee, 4s to 5s, equal to 5s and 6> r ' Very fine, such as is sold for Turkey, 6s Superfine Turkey ditto, 8 « , equal to 9s or 9s 6d Good plain ChoColate, 4s equal to 4s 64 ! Fine and superfine ditto, 4s 6d and 5s equal to js and ei6el Sir Hans Sloan's Milk, Churchman's Patent, and the finest Vanilla Chocolates, 5s 6d per lb. each. Ladies or Gentlemen, & c. coming or sending Orders are requested to be particular, least they mistake my Ware- house me, will be packed in BOWEN's Patent Sago powder, at Pound* 5 Wednesday and Thursday's Post. LONDON, Tuesday, December 16. From the London GAZETTe. Whitehall, December 16. THE King has been pleated to grant to Tho- mas Dilke, of Maxtook, in the county of Warwick, Esq; and his issue ( pursuant to the will of his aunt Catherine Fetherstone Leigh, late of Packwood, in the same county, spinster, deceased) his Royal Licence and authority to take upon himself and themselves the surname of Fetherstone only. ( Gaz.) house OF peers. Monday, Dec. 15. EAST INDIA BILL. The Earl of Abingdon observed, that the House was called upon by the voice of the nation, and feel- ings of their own honour, to exercise that function with which the constitution had entrusted them— that of holding the balance between the King and the people. For that reason he would lay a motion before the House previous to going into the India bill. The Earl of Sandwich rose, and interrupted. His Lordship observed, that as Counsel was ordered to at- tend at the bar, it would be irregular to proceed until they were heard. The House called upon the Earl of Abingdon to go on. Hrs Lordship proceeded. The bill, he said, came before their Lordships in a threefold manner. First, in an address and appeal to them in their legislative capacity. Secondly, in an address and appeal to them as the Supreme Court of Judicature. Thirdly, to their situation, as a mean between the King and his people— He would confine his argument to the third point, and upon that he would examine the prin- ciple of the bill. A bill that had for its subject mat- ter a proposition fatal to the just prerogative of the Crown, and ruinous to the liberties and properties of the subject. Propositions as big with ambition and mischief as those which elated the mind of Cromwell, and brought Charles the First to the block ; nay, they were ten times more violent, for they had necessity, the plea of tyrants, to support them.— What was the plea of the Cromwell of this bill? That the Company was bankrupt, and in support of this he produced a false statement. But, admitting the truth, where was the necessity of subverting the constitution of the country, by placing the executive power of the Go- vernment in the hands of a mountebank, who had declared he was not the Minister of the King, but of the people. He was Minister of a corrupt majority, not of the people, as when he mounted stages at Co- vent Garden, and Westminster Hall. The bill did not, in his opinion, increase, but lessen the influence of the Crown; it was against legal prerogative— poi- should to the rights and freedom of the people.— Would it be reasonable to suppose, that those who re- trenched by reform the revenues of the Crown, would invest it with new revenues ? The creed of the party alluded to, was in print, in a book entitled, " Thoughts on the present Discontents;"— a creed which, while it pulled down the Crown, set up one ten times worse — the influence of Aristocracy, of an Oligarchical junto, in the two Houses of Parliament. His Lord- ship then stated his motion, " That the Judges may be summoned to attend the House, in order to give their advice in point of law, upon the bill now depend- ing in Parliament, for vesting, & c." His Lordship then stated the following questions, as, - in his opinion, proper to be put to the Judges, sup- porting the propriety of each, by argument and quotation : The first query was this: Whether by the commission, as set up in the bill for Vesting the affairs in the Eaft India Company in the hands of certain Directors, an executive power be not thereby instituted, now in the government, and unknown to the constitution of the country ? The second query was, Whether the immediate creative act of any charter of incorporation is not vested in the King by virtue of his royal prerogative. The third question was, Whether, consistent with the judicial capacity of this House, in the disfranchising of a corporation of such magnitude, as that of the East India Company, the reasons of such disfranchisement ought not to be proved and supported at the bar of the House by the strongest and most entire evidence ? Or whether, consistently with the duty of this House to the King, as the here- ditary Counsellors of the Crown, a bill creative of a new executive power, in violation of the royal preroga- tive, ought not to be rejected, in limine, upon its principle, and without entering into the merits of it ? The fourth query was, Whether, if this bill should pass both Houses of parliament, encroaching as it does upon the undoubted prerogative of the Crown, it be not a right inherent in the King, as well as a duty which he owes to the country in preservation of the constitution, to put his negative upon such bill ? Lord Derby, during Lord Abingdon's speech, at the time when he mentioned the name of Fox, arose to Call his Lordship to order. The noble Lord, he said, plumed himself upon his knowledge of the constitution, but he must tell the noble Lord, that he was violently transgressing order, in mentioning the name of any Mem- ber of the other House. The bill moved for to be read, was not to be considered as a bill Coming from Charles James Fox, or from any other individual, but as com- ing from the House of commons, from the representa- tives of the people at large; and as such, should be treated with decency and propriety. His Lordship was remarkably warm. The Duke of Manchester seconded the objection of the noble Earl. Earl Temple supported the Earl of Abingdon. His Lordship spoke largely of the constitutional knowledge of the noble Earl, and insisted that he had a right, and was strictly orderly in mentioning Mr. Fox's name, or the name of any Member of the other House. The question being put on Lord Abingdon's motion, it was negatived without a division. The Duke of Richmond rose, and presented a peti- tion from the corporation of the city of London against the bill. The petition was read, and some parts of it appearing objectionable to the Duke of Manchester, he stated these objections to the House, declaring that he conceived it contained language of a very improper kind. Instead of being drawn up as a petition, it carried the appearance of a wish to criminate, nay, it actually charged the House of Commons with having passed an act that was sub- versive of the constitution. This was a language that was by n0 means proper. He had no intention of standing forth as an advocate for any transaction of that House, but, as a branch of the legislature, he thought them entitled to some respect when spoken of in that capacity. The order of the day was read, and Counsel called to the bar against the bill. When Mr. Rous came to that part which went into the correspondence between the India Company and their servants abroad to prove the peace and that the Carnatic was evacuated. Lord Loughborough opposed it, as a mere instruction to the Counsel to protract time, by proving that which was not denied. His Lordship therefore moved, that the Counsel should be withdrawn, and that there should not be any evidence read to prove that the Carnatic was evacuated. This brought up Lord Thurlow, who called such a motion, if carried, subversion of that excellent ancient parliamentary usage of examining evidence to facts at the bar of the House, in all matters where property was concerned. Lord Loughborough replied, and an altercation took j place, in which the Duke of Richmond, Lor Grantley. and Lord Effingham, took part. Lord Mansfield put an end to this contention, by : . declaring, as the bill very severely affected the petition- ers, they ought to be indulged with their full evi- dence, although the greatest part of what he had heard was very little to the purpose. That which was now offered he thought material, because, if it went to disprove those grounds on which the principle of the bill was framed, it ought certainly to be heard. Lord Loughborough said, he meant not to stop any evidence that was requisite, and hearing what he did from so high and venerable an authority, he begged leave to withdraw his motion. About half after eleven the Counsel said, they wished to enter on a new head of evidence, but some of their witnesses were gone, and the whole of their proof was not prepared, they therefore intreated for leave to stop here, and resume the matter the next day. A debate ensued on the question of adjournment, moved by the Duke of Chandos. After some altercation between Lord Temple, the Duke of Portland, the Duke of Richmond, Lord Townshend, Earl of Coventry, & c. the House divided on the motion of the Duke of Chandos. Contents, 69 Not Contents, - Proxies, - Majority for the adjournment Ministry therefore lost the question, and the House proceed again to hear Counsel. A General Court of Proprietors of East India stock was held yesterday at the India house in Leadenhall- street, for the further consideration of the measures to be adopted relative to the Bill now pending in Parlai- ment. The chair was taken by Nathaniel Smith, Esq; at twelve o'clock, and many of the Directors were present, with about 150 Proprietors ; but after a con- versation on what had passed in the House of Peers on Monday, and the unlooked for adjournment of that House, who it was expected would have gone through the second reading of the Bill that day,, the Court sat, only a short time, and came to no other resolution but to adjourn to a short period, to wait the fate of the Bill 0n its passing through the House of Peers. Friday's Post and Express. LONDON, Thursday, December HOUSE of LORDS. WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17. READ a first time the East- India payment of debts bill. The order of the day for the second read- ing of the East- India bill being moved for Lord Gower rose, and objected to the bill { this his Lordship said he was induced to do from a thorough cOnviction, that the principle of the bill militated with the established principles of the constitution. Lord Carlisle defended the bill— connected as he might be with the present Administration, he could not but declare himself the open advocate of its prin- ciple, as well as thE necessity of passing it— It was a matter of absolute expediency. Strange, therefore, as it might appear, he must, from conviction, differ totally from his noble relation, who had spoken last. His Lordship now entered into a very long investi- gation of the Company's accounts and finances, going over the same grounds argued on in the Commons; de- ducing this conclusion, that the state of the Company had been exaggerated and misrepresented by the coun sel at the bar. He then entered into a discussion of the treaty with the Mahrattas in 1761; from the whole of which he hoped Parliament would consider the present bill as an object of wisdom and humanity. His Lordship con- cluded by moving, " That the bill be now committed." The Duke of Richmond, the Duke of Manchester, Lord Camden, Lord Sandwich, Lord Gage, Lord Carlisle, Lord Rawdon, and Lord King also spoke ; after which the House divided, when there appeared for committing the bill, Ayes 57 Noes 75 Proxies 19 Proxies 20 76 95 The bill was therefore rejected by — a majority of 19 Mr. Fox was to move for leave to bring in a new bill, for the better regulation of the Territories and Commerce of the East- Indies, this day exactly at half past three o'clock. The Members in favour of the present Administra- tion took their places at three o'clock, expecting a dis- solution, and determined to pass some strong vote ex- pressive of their earliest disapprobation of such a mea- sure. The conduct of Mr. Fox last night in the House of Commons ( abstracted from the elegance of his speech) was the most manly, and ingenious, of any ever ex- hibited in Parliament. Lord North especially so'. It is the fixed resolution of Mr. Fox and his friends not to resign, and this he declared in the House. If the King therefore should change the Ministry, the Parliament must of course be dissolved. A noble Lord upon giving his vote last night in fa- vour of the Ministry, made use of the following strong expression : " That he had now given his vote in favour of a bill which he conceived absolutely ne- cessary to the salvation of England; that he would immediately leave this country, as he foresaw the most serious consequences would arise from the decision of that night. The resolutions, which were to jointly carried in the House of Commons laft night, are of a more serious complexion, than any which have passed since the time of Charles the First.. : Stocks are expected to fall least three per cent, in consequence of some late political events, while the navy remains at a larger discount than was ever known in peace before. STATE LOTTERY, 1785. Tuesday, ( 16th day) No. 6,165, *, oool.— No. mm 127 HOME NEWS. On the 18th of December th= Rev. George Stone, Clerk, was instituted to the Rectory of Hopton, in Suffolk, on the presentation of the King. A few days ago Joseph Sherer, Esq; was sworn in Patent Searcher of the port at Southampton. On Monday last was married at Reepham, Mr. John Thompson, surgeon, of Foulsham, to Miss Eli- zabeth Doughty, of Caston. On Thursday was married at Thetford, the Rev, Mr. Girdlestone, Rector of Salthouse and Kelling, in this County, to Miss Ewin, daughter of the late Rev. Mr. Ewin, Rector of Swanton Morley. On Thursday was married Mr. Woolford, Grocer, to Miss Fakenham. On Tuesday last died Mr, Cushing, shoe- maker, in the Market- place. On Wednesday night died Mrs. Foster, wife of Mr. William Foster, attorney at law in this city t A woman whole conjugal affection and parental ten- derness can alone be measured by the grief of her in- consolable family. Extract of a letter from New York, in America, dated 22d October, 1783, to a brewer in Nor- wich. The porter is very excellent, and as soft as when it came out of your cellar." N. B. This porter was put on board a vessel for America in June, 1783, and was eleven weeks in its passage to New York, consequently suffered the heat of June, July, and the greater part of August. Wednesday morning a melancholy accident happened at Cambridge;— A young collegian sent a little boy, the son of a baker in that town, with his gun to be cleaned. On his way to the gun- smith's, he met another boy, to whom, presenting the peice, he said he would shoot him, not knowing that it was loaded, and pulling the trigger, lodged the contents in his body, when he instantly died 0n the spot. On Wednesday evening the 10th inst. as Mr. William Deaves, of Great Livermere, in Suffolk, was return- ing from Thetford market, he was stopped about a mile and a half from Barnham Crown by two tall men in smock frocks and flapped hats, who took from him 15I. 18s. 6d. all the money he had in the world ; he has a wife and four young children. On Saturday last was committed to the city goal by Jeremiah Ives Harvey, Esq; Mayor, James Brown, cordwainer, late of Field- lane, Holborn, London, charged on the oath of Mr. Joseph Randall, of Yar- mouth, with stealing from the Bolt and Tun Inn, Fleet- street, in November last, a portmanteau con- taining divers goods,; and also a promisory note, which was found upon him at Norwich. Sunday last was committed to the Castle, by Richard Ward, Esq. Edward Wickham, of Wells, charged with stealing two twill sacks, the property of Mr. Samuel Barber, of Salhouse, farmer. Monday was committed to the above gaol, by An- thony Aufrere and John Blofield, Esqrs. Godbold Bacon, of Ludham, charged with stealing a guinea and a half in gold, six or seven shillings in silver, and a silk handkerchief, the property of Samuel Strike, of Barton Turf. * *#* The order for discontinuing the advertisement concerning Messrs. Henry Gooch and Cotton's Debts, came too late to be properly attended to. INSURANCE AGAINST FIRE. Trustees and Directors of the NEW FIRE OFFICE- COMPANY in London have appointed Mr. Samuel Fremoult, jun. of the City of Norwich, to be Agent for the said Company for the said City of N0rwich and Parts adjacent. The Company insure Houses, Buildings, Goods, Wares, and Merchandize; and in case of Accident pay the full Amount of the Loss without any Deduction whatever. N. B. They are the first Insurance- Company that ever made so fair an Agreement with the Public. *, * Printed Proposals, containing the Rates and Conditions, may be had by applying to the said Mr. Samuel Fremoult. Persons removing their Insurances to this Office, will have the Charge of Stamps and Marks allowed them. DOWNHAM BALL WILL be on- FRiDAY. January the 2d, 1784. Ticketd to be had at the Crown Inn, at usual, COACHES to LONDON. ACoach will set out from the Maid's- Head Inn, Norwich; On Sunday and Monday Evening, the 21st and 22d Inst:, at Ten o'Clock, and on Tuesday the 23d, at Four O'Clock in the Afternoon, to carry Parcels and Presents to London, which will be carefully delivered on Christmas Eve. A Coach will likewise set out from the above Inn en Tuesday the to carry Parcels and Presents, which will be delivered on New Year's Eve. ANGEL INN. COACHES for LONDON- IN and OUT every Day, THe Proprietors requeet their Friends who in- tend to send Presents to London, will be pleased to send early in the Afternoon on Monday and Tuesday, the 22d and 23d Instant, because the Coaches will set out at soon as they are loaded. The PARTIE CARREE, On TUESDAY, Will be reserved for Passengers only. Great Care will be taken that every Thing shall be delivered in due Time. Norwich, Dec. 20, 1783. Froai the KING'S HEAD Inn.} ACARAVAN will set out on Tuesday the 23d and 30th Instant, at Six o'clock each Night, Co carry Parcels and Presents to London. B. PROBERT and Co. beg the Favour of their Friends to send their Parcels as early at possible, that they may have Time to pack them more convenient for a quick De- livery in London. The DILIGENCE will set out from the above Inn, and the White Horse, London, at Ten o'Clock, and be reserved to carry passengers, at usual. N. B. Parcels taken up at the White Hart, Wymond- ham, and at every Stagev THEATRE YARMOUTH, By Desire of the SUBSCRIBERS, BY his Majesty's Servants, on Monday Dec. 22, 1783, will be performed a Comedy, called The CHANCES. Altered by David Garrick, Esq. and twice commanded by their Majesties. Singing between the Acts by Mr. WORDSWORTH and Mrs. Weston. TO which will be added a Farce, ( never performed here) called TOO CIVIL BY HALF. And on Saturday December 27, Being the last Night of performing in Town this Season. For the YEARLY BENEFIT of Mr. WADDY. Will be acted. for the first Time here, a Comedy, called A BOLD STROKE for a HUSBAND. ( Written by Mrs. Cowley.) With several Entertainments of Singing, & c. And a Farce, as will be expressed in the Bills. To begin at Six o'Clock. NORWICH. THE THEATRE- ROYAL here will open on the 29th of December, with the Opera of LOVE in a VILLAGE. Young Meadows, by Mr. Wordsworth. And the Part of Rosetta, by a young Lady. ( Being their first Appearance on this Stage) With the Farce of RETALIATION. To begin exactly at Six o'Clock. Tickets and Places as usual. N. B. As repeated Interruptions and Inconveniences have arisen from admitting Persons behind the Scencs, the. Manager hopes no Offence will be taken from his being under the indispensible Necessity of Informing the Public, that to prevent any Dispute or Disturbance in future, ONE ( not belonging to the Theatre) can on any Account or Pretence ( during the Time of Performance) gain Ad- mittance at the Stage Door. The Orchestra under the Direction of Mr. Sharp, from the Theatre- Royal, Covent- Garden. YARMOUTH, Dec. 17, 1783 Miss PETERSON BEGS to inform her Friends and the Public, that she is removed into a House in QUEEN'S- STREET, late in the Occupation of Mr. Henry Gooch, jun and is the CENTRE of the Town, for the better Accommodation of such Inhabitants of the North End of it as have already as well at those who may hereafter favor her with the Edu- cation of their Children. She takes this Opportunity of returning her Acknow- ledgements to her Friends for the great Encouragement they have given her, and of assuring both the Public and them, that the most unremitting Attention will be paid to the Improvement of such young Ladies as shall be en- trusted to her Care. COACH and HARNESS- MAKING. WILLIAM PITCHER, Late Conductor of the above Business to Mrs. LYDIA WATTS, without St. Stephen's Gates, Norwich, ( And being, after the fairest Promises, disappointed of Mrs. WATTS'S SHOP) BEGS Leave to inform his Friends, and the Public in general, that he has opened a SHOP opposite the COCKEY, the Back of the Rampant Horse, St. Stephen's, where he intends carrying on the above Business in all its various Branches, with the newest Fashions, quick Dis- patch, and on the most reasonable Terms. JAMES ADAMS and WILLIAM BACON. COACH MAKERS, PAINTERS, and HARNESS MAKERS, HUMBLY beg Leave to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and others, that ( the Copartnership of Spratt and Adams being mutually dissolved) they have taken the House and Workshops of Mrs. Watts, out of St. Stephen's Gate, where they intend carrying on the above Business. Having procured some of the best Hands from London, they flatter themselves they shall be able to finish such Or- ders as they may be favored with in the newest Taste and with the greatest Elegance, and at every possible Attention will be paid to the Business, they hope such Expedition will be used at will merit the Favor of ihc Public. December 18, 1783. LYDIA WATTS, COACH and COACH HARNESS MAKER, without St. Stephen's Gates, NORWICH, RETURNS her most sincere Thanks to her Friends for the Favours conferred on her during her Continuance in Trade, and takes this Opportunity to in- form them the has declined the same in favor of Messrs. Adams and Bacon. She humbly requests those who stand indebted to pay her immediately, and those to whom she is indebted to apply at above, Norwich, Dec. 20, 1783. GEORGE GYNNE BEGS Leave to inform the Public, that HE has. weekly, an Assortment of SALISBURY ELASTIC CLOTHS, for dress and undress coats, great Coats, and Riding Habits, with a peculiar neat Kind for the Clergy, from 5t, to 20s. per Yard, 14 Nails wide. Likewise a Variety of fashionable Winter Waistcoats. Neatly two hundred Patterns of the above Cloths are now for Inspection at his Upholstery Warehouse, Red Lion Court, St. Stephen's. HOLTAWAY, HAir- dresser, In St. ANDREW'S, NORWICH, BEGS to inform the Ladies, that he has lately made an Improvement in tho ARTOlS or SURFRIZE TETFS, insomuch that they are a perfect Resemblance of the natural Hair, and cannot be distinguished from it by the most discerning Eye. Genteel APARTMENTS to LETT, for Boarders or not, with or without Stable room for three or fout Horses and a Carriage. THE Commissioners in a Commission of Bank- rupt awarded and issued forth against RICHARD CAMPS, late of Wormegay;, in the County of Norfolk, Merchant, intend to meet on the 7th Day of January next, * Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, at the Guildhall in King's Lynn, Norfolk, to make a further Dividend of the said Bankrupt's Estate and Effects when and where the Creditors who have not already proved their Debts, are t0 come prepared to prove the same, or they will be excluded the said Dividend, and all Claims not then proved will be disallowed. THE CreDiTOrS of CLARKE MILLER, Of Sherringham, In the County of Norfolk. Miller, a Bankrupt, are requested to meet at the King's Arms in Cromer, on Tuesday tbe twenty- third Day of December, instant, at Eleven o'Clock In the Forenoon, to inspect hit Affairs, in order to the superseding the Commission issued against him ; for which Purpose they are debited to bring with them an Account Of the Debts due to them from the said BanKrupt. For COUGHS, CATARRS, and ASTHMAS. THE Genuine FOX's LUNGS, prepared according to the original Receipt, is an agreeable Me- dicine compounded of the most approved Pectorals in the Materia Medina. It gives immediate Relief in a slight Cough, and a confirmed One it cures in a very short Time. The early Use of it will certainly prevent Consumptions, and it eases the Breath greatly in Asthmas, Its Efficacy in the above Disorders is confirmed by the Experience of near a Century, and the Number of Compo- sitions offered to the Public under the same Title, are in- contestible Proofs of the Esteem in which it is held. Price ONE SHILLING the Pot. Sold only BY JAMeS LAnDY, Chemist and Druggist, in the Market- place, Norwich Who sells Wholesale and Retail all Sorts of Chemical and Galenical Medicines, with the choicest Drugs, on the most reasonable Terms. Likewise the following, with many other patent and ap- proved Medicines. GENTEEL APARTMENTS to be LETT, For Particulars apply to Mr. SUTTON, Peruke Maker, in the Hay Market, Norwich. Balsam Honey Bateman's Drops British Oil Cephalic Snuff Daffy's Elixir Dr. Freeman's Medicines Dr. Ward's Medicines Dr. James's Medicines Dr. Steers's Opodeldoc Edward's Ague Tincture Greenough's Mcdicines Hooper's Pills Hickman's Pills Imperial Oil Norton's Drops Scotch Pills Salt Lemons Spilsbury's Drops, NORWICH, Dec. 17 1783. Now on SALE at the New A Large Quantity of SILK HANDKERCHIEFS, ** viz. printed Bandanoes, of various Patterns, Rosatts, Diapers, Satin Lustrings, Negligees, Chinese, black, white and coloured Barcelona, & c. & c. This Warehouse was, from the Year 1773 to 1783 kept open every Day, during the Excise- office hours, viz. from 9 to 12, and from 2 to 5 o'Clock, for the Sale of n0 other Article than TEA, but Is now opened ( without being li- mited to those Hour:, yet not kept open by Candle- light) for the Sale also of various other • EAST and WEST INDIA Articles, viz. Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmegs, Mace and all other SPICES, Coffee, Cocoa, Chocolate, Vermicelli, Sago, Saloup, Soy, & c. he. likewise for the Sale of SILKS and SATINS, viz. black, white, and coloured Mantuas, Lustrings, Sarcenets, and Persians, rich black Silk Floren- tines, Half Ell, Three Quarters, and Yard wide black Modes, black Lace, Water proof Silks, India- crowned Waterproof Siik Bonnets, Water- proof Capuchins ( made very portable for the Pocket) Market- Hoods, Riding- Dresses, Hat- Covers, Umbrellas, & c. & c. WHOLESALE and ReTAIL. The lowest Ready money Prices are fixed upon every Ar- ticle. Proper Allowance made to those who sell again. Note, Fleted milk will always prevent the Water- proof Silks, Umbrellas, & c. from sticking together when folded. The very expeditious Conveyance which there now is from London ( heretofore impossible) by the Machines going to and from thence every Day, renders it unnecessary that a Stock of Fancy Silks, ( viz. figured, cloudcd, striped, and flowered) or of very rich white and coloured Satins, Ducapes, Armozeens, Tabbies, & c. should be kept at this Warehouse; that part of the business, therefore, is conducted by the Patterns being regularly sent hither, which are altered, and replaced on the Change of Fashions, and as Occasions require ; hence any particular Quantities may be immediately had, and consequently at a cheaper Rate than they could be afforded at If the unavoidable Ex- pence of a very large Stock, and the very great Loss con- sequent upon unfashionable Colours, bad Remnants, & c. were sustained by the Warehouse; a Loss which hath here- tofore greatly injured, and even ruined some Silk- Mercers in this City. The TEAS from this Warehouse, either in Canisters, or Papers, are labelled and authenticated ( having the Price fixed both on the Inside and on the Outside of the Papers) as usual; and as no less a Quantity than two Ounces is, or hath ever been, sold here, it may reasonably be expected to be sold, at least as cheap, as where eight Draughts are fre- quently made of that Quantity, and as one Dealer in this City hath published a Hand- bill openly announcing the Sale of TEA, COFFEE, and CHOCOLATE, on the under- mentioned Terms, thofe Articles will nOW he sold at this WAREHOUSE at the following re- duced, and very low Prices, the under being a Copy of the said Hand- bill, ( though every Assertion therein is not hereby confirmed) viz. Good Bohea, 41. ltd. to js. Common and good Green Tea, js 6d. 106s. Singlo, 6s. 6d. to 7s.. Equal to 7s. 6d. and 8s. Bloom, fine and very fine, 7s. and 8s. Equal to 8s. and 9s. Good and fine Hyson, 9s, and 10s. Equal to to;. 6d. and 12s Very fine Hyfon, 12s. Equal to 14s. Superfine Hyfon, beft im- ported, I St. Equal to a Guinea. Chingtu, of a peculiar fine Flavour, at us. Superior to Cowslip Hyson, at 16s. Good and fine Congo, 5s. 6d. to 6s. Equal to 6s 6d. and 7s. Souchong, fine and very fine, 7s. and 8s. Equal to 8s. and 9s. Finest Souchong, at 101. Sir Hans Sloane and Church- man's Patent Chocolate, at js. the lb. Good Coffee, at 4s. Superfine French Coffee, at 6s. Equal to turky at 8s. Norwich, Dec. 16, 1783. AT a Meeting of the Yarn- makers held here this day, it was unanimously agreed to call a general • Meeting of the Trade, residing in the City of Norwich and . County of Norfolk, to be held at the King's Head in Mag- dalen street, on Friday January 2d next, at Six o'Clock in the Evening, in order to consider how for it may be right to act in Conjunction with the County ef Suffolk, & c. in obtaining a Bill in Parliament for the better Regulation of Yarns. Thomas Troughton and Son John Herring H. Rand and Son , J. andThomas Day Betts and Ollett Samuel Owers Jacob Cook John Brittan Nicholas Kittle Robert Parsley J. J. Knights William Powell and Sons Jos. Clover R. and R. Purdy J. and R. Taylor James Deacon Cotton Wright Samuel Cubit Joseph English Thomas Paul, jun. Timothy Gridley Robert Crane. WHEREAS a Commission of Bankrupt is awarded and issued forth against CLARKE MILLER, of SHeRInGHAM, in the County of Nor- folk, Miller, and he being declared a Bankrupt, is hereby Required to Surrender himself to the Commissioners in the said Commission named, or the major Part of them, on the 26th Day of this instant Month of December, and on the 3d and 31st Days of January next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon on each of the said Days, at the House of John Shirley, being the King's Head, in the Parish of Saint Saviour, in the City of Norwich, and make a full Discovery and Disclosure of his Estate and Effects, when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their Debts; at the second Sitting to choose Assignees; and at the last Sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his Examination, and the Creditors arc to assent to or dissent from the Allowance of his Certificate: All Persons in debted to the said Bankrupt, or who have any of his Ef- fects, are not to pay or deliver the fame but to whom the Commissioners shall appoint, but give Notice to John HoWse, Attorney at Law at North Walsham, in the said County. December 1783. NOTICE to GRAZIERS. ON Wednesday next, the 24th December, there will be at HarlesTON, in Norfolk, a SHEW of upwards of Two Hundred HIGHLAND and GALLO- WAY SCOTS CATTLE, of the best- bred Stock, the Pro- perty of Thomas Moffatt. They will be fold by Mr. John Wiglesworth. To be SOLD, AN ESTATE in WyMonDhaM, in Nor- folk, In the Occupation of Mr. Abraham Burrell and his Undertenant, at the yearly Rent of 55 I. consisting of a convenient Farm house, Barn, Stable, Cow- house, and other Outhouses, and fifteen Inclosures of rich Arable and Pasture Land lying round the House ; together With very extensive Rights of Commonage; also a Cottage and Piece of Land lett to the Undertenant— The Premises are Part Freehold and Part Copyhold, and moderately assessed to the Land- tax. For further Particulars enquire of Messrs. De Hague and Son, Attornies in Norwich. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By NOAH BAKER, At the Cock at Attleburgh, in the County of Norfolk, on Monday next, the 22d Instant, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon, subject to the Conditions of Sale then to be produced. AFARM in Rockland All Saints and Rockland St. Peter, near Attleburgh aforesaid, consisting of a very good Dwelling- house, Barns, Stables, and other con- venient Outhouses, in good Repair, and about ninety Acres of rich Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Land, now in the Occupation of Mr. Herring, Tenant at Will, at an old Rent of 60I. a Year. More than Half of this Estate is Freehold, and the Rest Copyhold.— The Tenant will shew the Premises. Further Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had of Mr. Cole, Attorney at Law, or of the Auctioneer, both of Thetford. HARWICH, Dec. 15, 1783. PUBLIC NOTICE to TANNERS. To be SOLD to the HIGHEST BIDDER, On Tuesday the 23d of December, instant, at Ten o'CIock in the Forenoon, FOUR Hundred and Sixty BULLOCKS HIDES, in good Condition, saved from the Ship Cornelia Petro Nello, Captain Meinderez, lately wrecked on the Gunfleet Sand. The same Day wilt be SOLD, Part of said Ship's MATERIALS. On Wednesday the 24th Instant, at Ten o'clock in the Forenoon, Five Hundred BUL- LOCKS HIDES, saved from same Ship, and likewise another small Parcel of said Ships Materials. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. William Smith, at Wivenhoe, and Mr. Cox, Harwich. To be SOLD by AUCTION, " At the Crown Inn in Fakenham, in County of No- folk, on Thursday the first Day of January, 1784, be- tween the Hours of Three and Five in the Afternoon, ( unless sooner disposed of by private Contract, of which Notice will be given in this Paper) THE following ESTATES, situate at Sculthorpe and Hempton in the said County, viz. LOT I. All that MESSUAGE, with a Barn, two Stables, Yard, and Garden. situate at Hempton aforesaid, in the Occupation of John Mitchell, at the yearly Rent of six Pound; ; and also three Acres of Land adjoining, in the Use of Edward Drewell. LOT II. All that MESSUAGE, or Public- house known by the Sign of the DEER's HEAD, with a Brewhouse, Stable, and Yard thereto belonging, situate in Hempton aforesaid, now in the Use of Robert Dewson, at the yearly Rent of nine Pounds. LOT III. All those two small INCLOSURES of LAND lying in Sculthorpe aforesaid, containing by Estimation two Acres and three Roods, and now in the Use of the said Edward Drewell The said Premises are moderately assessed to the Land Tax. For the Conditions of Sale, and further Particu- lars, enquire of Mr. Jones, at Fakenham. By ORDER of the ASSIGNEES To be SOLD by AUCTION, By WILLIAM SEAMAN, On Monday the 5th Day of January, 1784, and the Six following Days, Saturday and Sunday excepted, ALL the genuine and elegant HOUSHOLD FURNITURE and other effects of Mr. THOMAS COTTON, Merchant, at his late Dwelling house in Bun- gay, consisting ot exceeding good Four post Bedsteads, with Mahogany fluted Pillars ami Moreen and other Hang- ings, excellent bordered Feather beds, bolsters and Pil- lows, Blankets, Cotton Counterpanes and Quilts, Festoon and Drapery Window Curtains, Mahogany and other Chairs, covered with Horse- hair and Brass nailed, beau- tiful Mahogany Dining Table with Octagon Ends, Maho- gany Dining, Card, and Tea Tables, elegant Mahogany Book case with Chinese folding Doors, Pier and other Looking- glasses in carved and gilt Frames, Girandoles and Lustres, Wilton and Scotch Carpets, Cabriole Chairs and Sofa covered with elegant Silk and Worsted Damask well executed Paintings in carved and gilt Frames, Variety of fine Prints framed and glazed, a valuable Collec- tion of Books, Plate, Linen, and China, Kitchen Furni- ture and Brewing Utensils, Variety of Green- house Plants in Pots, a Quantity of Hay, five HorseS, sundry Granary Utensils, and a Quantity of Deals. The Goods to be viewed Friday and Saturday preceding the Sale from Ten till Two. Each Day's Sale, on account of the Shortness of the Days, begins precisely at Ten o'Clock, and continue without Intermission till Two And 0n Wednesday the 14th Day of January, 1784, and the Six following Days, Saturday and Sunday excepted, Will be SOLD by AUCTION, ( By Order of the said ASSIGNEES By JOHN BROWN, jun. The entire HOUSH0LD FURNITURE, & c. of Mr. HENry GOOCH, Merchant, at his late Dwelling- house on the Quay, Yarmouth, consisting of several very good Bedsteads, with Worsted, Damask, and other Hangings, exceeding good Feather- beds, Blankets, and Counterpanes, Pier and other Looking- glasses in carved, gilt, and other Frames, Mahogany Side boards, Dining, Card, and Tea Tables, exceeding good Mahogany Chairs with Hair and other Seats, Wilton and Scotch Cirpets, large Mahogany and other Writing Desks, Plate, Linen, China, and Kitchen Furniture, Variety of Stoves, a handsome Cha- riot with whole Plate Glasses and Spring Curtains, eight Dozen excellent Red Port and six Dozen other Wines, two Gross of Bottles, and several Chaldrons of Coals, & c. The Whole to be viewed the Monday and Tuesday pre ceding the Sale. Each Day's Sale to begin exactly at Ten o'clock, and continue till Two. Catalogues to be had ( gratis) after the 27th of De- cember, at the Angel, Wrestlers, and Bear Inns, Yar- mouth ; the Tunns and King's Head in Bungay ; the King's Head in Beceles ; the Crown at Lowestoft ; the Queen's Head at Acle ; at the Places of Sale, and of the Auc- tioneers. N. B. All Persons who hare Accounts to settle with, or stand indebted to the Estates and Effects ( either joint or separate) of the said Henry Gooch and Thomas Cotton, are desired to send their Accounts and pay their respective Debts to James Turner, esq. and Mr. Thomas Scratton, Merchant, the Assigneess or Mr. John Watson, Attorney, in Yarmouth; or t0 Mr. George Errington, jun. at Bungay. To be SOLD by AUCTION, , By EDWARD CRANE, On Thursday January I, 1784, and the following Day, THE entire and genuine HOUSEHOLD FUR- NITURE of a Gentleman leaving this Country, and which is removed for Convenience of Sale to the R « - pository in Sir Benjamin Wrenche's Court, Norwich, con- sisting of Bedsteads with Mahogany Posts and elegant Chintz and Damask Hangings, Feather- beds, Mattrasses, Blankets, & c. beautiful Bureau and Book- case, an ele- gant Mahogany double Wardrobe, Mahogany and other Chairs, with stuffed Scats and Brass nailed, two fashion- able Sofas, Bath and other Stoves, complcat Set of Ma- hogany Dining Tables, large Plates of Glass in carved and gilt Frames, Dressing Tables and Glasses, Turkey, Wilton, and Scotch Carpets, 4ic. & c. The Whole may be viewed the Mornings of the Sale from eight till ten o'Clock, when the Auction will begin. Catalogues may be had on Wednesday the 31st Inst. at the Auctioneer's Upholstery Warehouse, London- lane, Norwich. COURTS. NOTICE is hereby given, that the General Courts Baron of the Right Honourable Lord PETRE, for the several Manort hereafter mentioned, will be held at the usual Placet, on the following Days, viz. for the Manor of Uphall Collards and Games, in Ashill, upon Wednesday the thirty- first Day of December instant, at Twelve o'Clock at Noon ; for the Manor of Sibton, in Croxton, on Thursday the first Day of January next, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon ; and for the Manor of Thetford cum Halwick, at Three o'CIock in the After- noon of the same Day: When and where the several Tenants of the said Manors are required to do and per- form their Suits and Services, and to pay their Quit Rents ard Arrears, and such Persons as are entitled to any Copyhold Lands and Tenements, are required to be admitted thereto. A ROBBERY. STOLEN out of the Pasture of JOHN DRUERY, of FreTTenham, in Norfolk, on Tuesday Night the 16th, or early on Wednesday, the 17th of this Instant De- cember, 1783, A CHESNUT MARE, seven Years old, with a few white Hairs on her Forehead, and one white Foot behind, about fourteen Hands and one Inch high, a hanging Mane and cut Vail, but has not been trimm'd some Months. The person who stole the said Mate is about 5 Feet 9 Inches high, wears his own black Hair Pair of long Trowsers, a dirty Slop, with a black Hand- kerchief about his Neck, and an old Duffield Coat, which he stole from one of the Servants. He appears to be a De- serter from the third Regiment of Guards. Whoever will give Information of the said Mare, so as she may be had again, to Mr. John Haines, at the Rose in St. Augus- tine's, Norwich, or to the said John Druery, shall receive One Guinea Reward, and reasonable Charges, by me JOHN Druery — His Name is EDWARD HARRINGTON- Cast- Iron Covering for Houses. AT a time when the Insufficiency of various modern Coverings for Houses is an Object of every Architect's Attention, and the Difficulty of uniting Ele- gance with Durability is universally acknowledged. RANSOMES and Co. Founders, in NORWICH, beg leave to offer to the Public their Invention of a Cast- Iron Covering, for which they have obtained his Majesty's Letters Patent, and which in the various Instances where- in it has been tried, answers every essential Purpose that Could possibly be desired. This Covering consists of elastic Plates ( about 14 Inches squire which are laid with the greatest Facility, and are so constructed, that they may be placed upon all Kinds of Roofs, from the greatest Pitch to the smallest Inclination ; yet, so as perfectly to exclude the most violent Rain, Snow, or tempestuous Weather, and at the same Time will admit a Quantity of Air sufficient to preserve the Timbers 01 the Roof from Decay ; which is an Advantage of no inconsiderable Nature. These Plates are not more in Weight than common Pan- tiles.— In Appearance they are acknowledged to be elegant, and superior, to any kind of Covering that has yet been adopted in this Kingdom— and it is well known from com- mon Observation that Cast Iron is of such a durable Quality, that no Operation of the Atmosphere can bring it to Decay. In Cities and great Towns, which are always liable to the Calamity of Fire, this Covering must be peculiarly and obviously eligible— and altho' an Advertisement can- not include every recommendatory Consideration which might be annexed to this Invention, yet it may be necessary to add, that in Case of the Settlement of a Roof, it is subject to no Damage— or if Occasion requires it to be taken off, it may be replaced without Injury, or any con- siderable Expence, and even when the Building it cover'd is gone to Ruin, it will be intrinsically worth one third Part of its original Cost. Sold by the PATENTEES, at their Foundry, in Nor- wich. A Specimen of the Covering may be seen at Mr. Henry Bullen's, Upholder, in Bury St. Edmund's. Letters Post paid will be duly answered. HECKlNGHAM HOUSE of INDUSTRY. THE Directors and acting Guardians of the Poor within the Hundreds of Loddon and Clavering, will hold their next general Quarterly Meeting at the Swan Inn in Loddon, on Monday the 29th Day of De- cember instant, at Ten o'clock in the Forenoon when and where all Persons willing to supply the said House, until Lady- day next, with good Malt, Houshold Cheese, Oat meal, Salt, Soap, Sugar, Candles, and other Grocery Goods, and likewise with Hempen Cloth, Drapery Goods, and Neats Leather Shoes ( to be delivered at the said House at such Times and in such Quantities as shall be required), are desired to send their Proposals in Writing ( sealed up), with Samples of Malt Cheese, Oatmeal, Salt, Soap, Su- gar, Grocery, and Drapery Goods, before Two o'clock of the same Day, after which Time none will be received. The Directors and acting Guardians for this Quarter will hold a previous Meeting at the said House of Industry, on Friday the 26th Day of December Instant, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, to examine Bills, & c. when and where, all Tradesmen, Parish Officers, and others, having any Demands on the Corpotation, are desired to attend with their Bills. HUNDREDS of MITFORDand LAUNDITCH, In the County of NORFOLK. THE Quarterly Meeting of the Directors and acting Guardians of the Poor within the said Hun- dreds, will be held at the George Inn, in East Dereham, on Tuesday the 30th Day of this inst. Dec. at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon; when and where all Persons willing to supply the House of Industry until Lady- Day next with good Malt, Oatmeal, Cheefe, Sugar, Salt, Soap, Candles, and other Grocery Goods, ( to be delivered at the said Houfe of Industry, at such Times and in such Quantities as shall be required) are desired to send their Proposals in Writing, sealed up, without either Name or Mark, on or before Two o'Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, and to attend in person to answer the same. The Directors and acting Guardians for the present Quarter will hold a previous Meeting at the said House of Industry, on Wednesday the 24th Day of this inst. Dec. at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, at which Time and Place all Tradesmen, Parish Officers, and others, having any De- mands on the Corporation, are desired to attend with their Bills, and to receive their Money. December 15, 1783-, WICKLEWOOD HOUSE of INDUSTRY. THE Directors and acting Guardians of the Poor within the Hundred of Forehoe, in the County Of Noifolk, will hold their nexi general Quarterly Meet- ing at the King's Head in Wymondham, on Monday the twenty- ninth Day of December instant, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon ; when and where all Persons willing to supply the said House of Industry until Lady next, with good Steer Beef, Wether Mutton, Veal, and Pork, ( at one and the same Price) Malt, Hops, Oatmeal, Cheese, Sugar, Salt, Soap, Candles, and other Grocery Goods, ( to be delivered at the said Houfe at such Times and in such Quantities as shall be required) and also to grind Corn, fetch and carry the same, are desired to bring or send their Proposals in wiiting, sealed up, ( without Name or Mark) with Samples of Malt, Hops, Oatmeal, Cheese, Sugar, Salt, Soap, and Grocery Goods. The Proposals and Samples to be delivered in before Two o'Clock of the same Day, after which Time none will be received. The Directors and acting Guardians of the said Poor for the present Quarter, will hold a previous Meeting at the said House of Industry, on Monday the twenty- second Day of December instant, at Ten o'clock in the Fore- noon, to examine Bills, & c when and where all Tradesmen , Parish Officers, and others, having any Demands on the Corporation, are desired to attend with their Bills. Just published, Price 1s. 8d. Embellished with a neat Plate, An East View of the NEW BRIDGE at BLACK FRIARs, NORWICH, CROUSE's NORWICH and NORFOLK COMPLETE MEMORANDUM- BOOK. For the Year of our Lord 1784.. CONTAINING, ( exclusive of Fifty- two double Pages ruled for Appointments, Memorandums, and Accounts) Corn Tables from six Shillings to ten Shillings per Coomb, and from one Bushel to one Last, with the Allowance of one in the Score deduced. Remarkable Days and Holidays to be observed in the Year 1784; and also the Days on which public Business is d ne in the City of Norwich and County of Norfolk.— List of the Court of Aldermen of Norwich — Common Council of the City of Norwich,— Committees in the City of Norwich,— Court of Request or Conscience.— Corpora- tion of Guardians of the Poor in Norwich.— Governors of Bethel.— Treasurers of the several Hospitals. & c.— City Surgeons.— Excise- office — Sun Fire- office— Bankers in Norwich.— Post- office.— Names of the Bishop, Dean, Pre- bendaries, Archdeacons, Commissaries, and other Officers of the several Ecclesiastical Courts in the Diocese of Nor- wich, wiih their Places of Abode. List of the County of Norfolk.— Members for the County of Norfolk— Surveyors of the Duties on Houses, Windows, & c. in Norfolk and Norwich Dlvisions.— Ab- stract of the late Window Act, shewing the several Sums each House is liable to pay. Officers Of the Western a « d Eastern Battalions of Nor- folk Militia. State of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Corporation of Thetford. Corporation of Lynn. Corporation of Great Yarmouth. Corporation of Bury. List of all the regular Lodges of the most Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons in Nor- wich and Norfolk. Tables of Weights and Measures ; and Tables of Weight allowed on Turnpike Roads. List of Bishops and Deans. Term Tables. Table of great Hundred. List of the learned Judges of the Law. Useful Abstracts of several Acts passed in the last Ses- sions of Parliament. Events, remarkable and Interesting. Miles of several Countries compared with the English. A perpetual Tide Table for Fossdyke and Crosskeys Washes in Lincolnshire, shewing from the Moon's Age, the exact Time of full Sea, of the beginning and ending of the Wash, or when Travelers may safely pass over.. A Table shewing the Time of High Water at all the Places named in the Table. A plain and easy Table of Simple Interest, at five Pounds per Cent. from five Shillings to a thousand Pounds, & c. List of Officers under Government. A preservative from the Effects of Cold. List of the Stage Coaches, Diligences, Expedition, Partie Carree, and Mercury, as also the Waggons and Barge to and from Norwich. A new and correct List of Carriers to and from Nor- wich. Names and Residence of Persons who have Coaches, Post Chaises, and Single horse ditto, to lett out for Hire in Norwich, & c. & c. & c. Norwich: Printed and sold by JOHN CROUSe, in the MarKet- place, and may be had of the following Book- sellers : Messrs, Berry, Booth, Beatnisse, Brooke, Wardlaw, Richer, and Crocker, Norwich ; Eaton, Ainge, and Boulter, Yarmouth Rogers, Bury ; Keymer, and Barker, Dereham ; Marshal, Lynn; Clarke, Holt; Audiews, Aylsham; Watson, Thetford j Johnson, Swaff- ham ; Emery, Fakenham ; Dunn, Docking ; Plummer, Walsingham ; and of all the Booksellers and News carriers in Town and Country. MARK - LANE, Dec. IJ. Some prime samples of white wheat in the early part of this day's market were sold as high as last Monday, but the quantity proving large afterwards, the trade grew exceeding dull, and was certainly lower, 47 to 48 being esteemed top current prices, Peas and beans of both sorts also cheaper. Rye is. dearer. Barley and oats as per last advice HOUSE OF LORDS. Friday, December 12. Lord Temple presented a petition from the Court of Directors of the East India Company, against the bill now depending in that House. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Thursday, Dec. 11 Agreed to the report of the resolutions of yesterday on the Supply. Resolved, That 17,483 efFective men, includ- ing 2,030 invalids, be employed as land forces for 1784. That 636,1901. be granted to his Majesty for defraying the charge of maintaining the said men, including garrisons, commission and non- commissioned Officers, private men, charge of clothing, charge of agency, and allowances to Captains and Paymasters, Surgeons and Riding- masters for 1784. ' That 284,2131. 2s 9d. be granted for the for- ces and garrisons in the plantations, garrison of Gibraltar, & c. & c. That 8,2521. 7s. 9d. be granted to his Majesty for pay necessary to be advanced to a regiment of light dragoons, and five battalions of foot serv- ing in the East Indies for 1784. That 10,587l. 8s. 6d. be granted for the pay- ment of General and General Staff Officers in Great Britain for 1784. That 67,5511. 14s. 1d. be granted for allow- ance to the Paymaster General, to the Secretary at War, to the Commissary General of Musters, 10 the Judge Advocate General, to the Comp- trollers of Army Accounts, their Deputies and Clerks, and for the amount of Exchequer fees to be paid by the Paymaster General, and on ac- count for poundage to be returned to the infantry cf his Majesty's forces for 1784. And 9,3711. 17s. 9d. for the charge of two Hanoverian battalions serving in Great Britain for 183 days, from the 25th of June 1783 to the 24th of December following. The Secretary at War brought up the report from the Committee of Supply, relative to the army. The different resolutions were read over at the table. It was then read a second time t upon which Mr. Hussey said, there was a circumstance in the estimates, which called for the attention of the House ; it was this— 19,0001. appeared to have been paid in fees at the Exchequer, for issuing money towards paying the army. From the tenth Report of the Commissioners of Ac- counts, he had been led to expect that a re- formation would long since have been introduced into the Exchequer ; but in this expectation he had been disappointed ; and he was therefore unwilling to vote 19,0001. in fees to an office, which appeared fo very inadequate to the pur- pose of its original institution. He was sorry that the noble Lord, the Chancellor of the Ex chequer, was not then in the House, to give some information on this head.— No one rose to give reply to Mr. Hussey; and the question for the second reading was put and carried. Sir Joseph Mawbey considered the establish- ment voted in the Committee as enormous and Unnecessary. Mr. Flood came into the House while the last Member was speaking, and arose on his sitting. Mr. Flood apologized for his absence on the preceding day from his Parliamentary duty, and lamented his absence, as he understood from the public prints, that a point had arisen of very serious consequence respecting Ireland. He ac- knowledged that his information was derived - from the reports of the public prints, and could not be satisfied until it was either confirmed, de- nied, or explained.— The papers, he said, stated that an Honourable Gentleman who filled a high and responsible office, had answered, on being questioned upon the reason for sending three re- giments to Ireland, and the necessity of raising so great a force as 17,000 men for England, that the delicate situation of Ireland rendered it ne- cessary that the number of men moved for, should be supplied and kept up. This was an alarm- ing answer, and therefore he came down this day for the purpose of demanding an explanation. IF this was the motive which induced Govern- ment to raise and maintain so numerous and un- usual force in time of peace, he must believe that Ministers were misinformed. Ireland was not in a situation that required such a military establishment in Great Britain; she need only keep a sufficient establishment for her own- de- fence. He commented on the term delicate— it implied an oblique reflection upon the Volun- teers of Ireland— a reflection which might create jealousies among men, loyal to their Sovereign, supporters of freedom, and firmly attached to the Constitution of England, and to all her in- terests. No men in the empire could boast a stronger attachment— no men had shewn more zeal to the interests of Great Britain. If they were represented as possessing or encouraging any other sentiments, by any majority, he did not speak of this House, in any place, or by any body of men whatever, such representation coming from borough mongers, men, who feared to look reformation in the face, ought not to be re- garded— ought not to be mentioned, but for the purpose. of being despised. Lord North answered, that he had considered what had fallen from the Honourable Member, not so much a vindication of the Irish Volun- teers, as a censure upon some recent resolutionS of the Irish Parliament; he therefore thought himself called upon, not to permit a reflection upon that august body to pass unnoticed— he was ready to defend the proceedings of the Irish Parliament. As the Honourable Gentleman re- quired an explanation upon what he took up, from the authority of newspapers, he knew not how far he was entitled to answer or explain. What did he require ? An explanation of par- ticular reflexions', which he thought insinuated something prejudicial to the Volunteers. He doubted not but the Honourable Gentleman could answer for their loyalty and attachment; but he thought it highly improper that any re. flection fhould be thrown out against the Irish Parliament, which was composed of the real representatives of the people. General Luttrell attacked Mr. Flood with great heat, for his implication of censure upon the Irish Parliament. He had the honour of being one of the majority in that Parliament, and consequently was involved in the censure at- tempted to be cast on those who composed it; said he was no borough monger, and could assure the Honourable Member, that the prevailing opinion in Ireland was, that his late connexion with a borough would include him within that description. Mr. Flood explained— he disclaimed any in- tention to reflect upon the Irish Parliament; thought the General had no occasion for his warmth, but would leave him to cool at leisure. He then answered Lord North, and argued, that when the noble Lord ironically observed, that he could answer for their loyalty however the words might be explained, the manner con- veyed censure. He then attacked Lord North on the American business; and added, that he had in his pocket an address to his Majesty from the Irish Volunteers, in language as warm as loyal hearts could dictate—' much more loyal, much more sincere, than ever flowed from the in- fluence of a Minister, or the sentiments of mi- nisterialists. He then concluded with moving as an amendment, that the words fifteen thousand be inserted instead of seventeen thousand. Gen. Luttrell replied to Mr. Flood ; he ac- knowledged that the explanation given by that Gentleman of his meaning, when he spoke of the Irish Parliament, was sufficiently satisfactory; he then adverted to Mr. Flood's introducing his animadversion upon Gen. Conway's speech, the intent of which, he said, was clearly to fish for a debate upon the Irish Volunteers. He was in the Irish House of Commons when the Hon. Gentleman brought up the resolutions of the Convention, and moved upon them. General Conway explained, that he never had the slightest intention to convey censure upon the Irish Volunteers; he had already said, on a pre- ceding night, that he admired them. His words were misconceived. Mr. Fox said, that as an ostensible Minister, he could not let the matter pass without an obser- vation 0n the conduct of the Irish Parliament. Their conduct he considered as manly, spirited, and constitutional. It was such as would pre- serve the nation from anarchy and confusion, and must receive the approbation of every true friend to the country. Mr. Pitt declared he had but one motive for rising, and that was, that as all parties were fully satisfied with the explanations given, he wished that no idea should go abroad that any man de- parted in heat— His wish met with the full appro- bation of the House. Mr. Flood's motion was withdrawn, and the House agreed to the several resolutions of the Committee of Supply on the army estimates. Mr. FOx then moved for the second reading of the American Intercourse bill. After a little altercation betwixt Mr. W. Pitt and Mr. Fox, the bill was read a second time. over fenny and marshy grounds, it was in a most unhealthy situation; fo much so indeed, that generally one- third of the young Gentlemen were on the sick list. Humanity therefore called for their removal; and so did policy, for everyone knew how beneficial the institution of the Aca- demy was to the Public. Artillery men were not to be made in a day ;, it required a good fund of science, after long study. He once had an op- portunity to lament the scarcity of artillerists; for having had the command of an important post at Plymouth, where there were 40 pieces of can- non mounted, he had only three decrepid artil- lery men, for so many guns; The necessity of removing the academy being once established, the next thing to be considered, was to what place : two plans had been under consideration, the one to build a new house, the other to pur- chase Sir Gregory Page's. The Gentleman who has the disposal of it, offered very fairly ; he said he would sell it for the value of the materials, and would even abide by the valuation that the ordnance surveyor should fix upon it: it accord- ingly was surveyed, and the price fixed upon it was 18,2001. including the purchase money of a considerablc piece of ground near the house. In this valuation were not included all the ornaments of the House, such as noble marble chimney- pieces, which were however to be given in the bargain, and might be disposed of for the benefit of government. This sum being compared with that which it would cost to build a new house, appeared to be less by several thousands ; and therefore he thought the purchase desirable, not only on account of the beauty of the building, but also on account of the saving it would be to the Public He concluded, by moving his first reso- lution for 111, oool. for debts incurred for the service of last year, and unprovided for by Par- liament. This passed without any opposition. He then moved for his second resolution for 430,269!. for ordnance land service for the year 1784. This resolution produced a most tedious Friday, Dec. 12. Passed the East India payment of debts bill. The House went into a Committee on the American intercourse bill, Mr. Eden in the Chair; the blanks were filled up, and the bill passed through the Committee without oppo- sition. Mr. Minchin said, that the state of the Ord- nance debt was such, that it called for the most serious and speedy consideration of Parliament. Under the pressure of this debt, the Board could never make a good bargain for the Public, for as the Ordnance debentures were at thirty per cent, discount, a private person could with 70I. pur- chase as much at market, as the Board could with a debenture of 100l. It was for the House of Commons, not for him to determine whether money should be borrowed to pay ofF the debt, whe- ther the debt itself should be funded, or whether the debentures should bear interest. This much how- ever would strike every man, that it were infinitely better for the Public to pay five per cent, than thirty. This debt, at the close of the last year, exceeded 900,0001. of which 31,000l. had been paid off, so that there still remained considerably above 850,000l. It was unnecessary for him to urge the propriety of taking it into serious con- sideration. As to the estimates then immediately before the Committee, the first he mentioned was one for 111, oool. which was to pay a debt of that amount incurred last year, and not provided for by Parliament. The next was for 430,269l. for the ordnance, for the service of the year 1784. In this estimate were included certain expences attending Gibraltar, Landguard- fort, and other places. It included also a sum which he knew some Gentlemen would rather bestow in some other manner : it Was for the purchase of Sir Gre- gory Page's house on Blackheath, for the use of the Royal Military Academy now at Woolwich. It had already been said without doors, that the Board of Ordnance was going to purchase a palace at a time when the state of public credit was so low, and the finances in such disorder. He, would say, that to lay out the public money wantonly, or without necessity, would at any time be improper, but infinitely more so at pre- sent, and therefore he would condemn the pur- chase of Sir Gregory Page's house at present, if two things did not concur to make him think the purchase warrantable. In the first place, the situation of the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich was such, that it was absolutely neces- sary, either that the building should be enlarged, or the young Gentlemen must be removed from it; for lying exposed to a sharp wind blowing conversation, in that irregular way in which debates and conversations are usually carried on in committees, where each Member who takes a part, may speak as often as he pleases. Sir Joseph Mawbey said, that the country was actually in such a state, that if it should any longer think shillings' and pence below our notice, we must be undone; oeconomy alone could save us; every department must be cut down, army, navy and ordnance, or the country could not subsist. Mr. Hussey inveighed against the purchase of Sir Gregory Page's house ; if it were to be given to the Public as a present, he would rather see it passed down than converted into an academy. This would be only a means for creating new ex- pences in repairs, additions, alterations, & c. Why could not the academy remain where it was ? It had hitherto answered all its purposes in its pre- sent situation ; why, therefore remove it ? Nay, he was not thoroughly satisfied of the utility of the establishment. Several officers about the Warren at Woolwich had been mentioned, such as the Survevor of Artillery ; he believed their offices, at least that of the Surveyor, to be sinecure places, created of late for ministerial influence; and these places being once established, then it was said it was necessary to provide lodgings, & c. for them ! Mr. Courtenay said, the Hon. Member was mistaken in many particulars ; and first, in sup- posing that the placed Surveyor of Artillery was a newly created place; for in fact it had been created by John Duke of Marlborough, who bestowed it upon a favourite Officer, who had greatly distinguished himself in that General's wars: It was indeed a sinecure in its origin, and had remained so, till the present Master- General, when he was last at the head of it resolved to make, it an. efficient place, and procured it from his Majesty for the late General Desaguliers, an Officer of high reputation, and great service, who in the office of Surveyor of Artillery, had been highly serviceable in that department. It was now filled by a most respectable and meritorious Officer, Major Bloomfield, who has actually made a survey of all the cannon on the coast, and delivered in plans for preserving the guns, & c. which would be found highly serviceable to the Public. Before the days of the late Duke of Cumberland, this country had no artillery force of its own ; and all the duty of that branch of tie military was performed by Foreigners who were hired for that purpose.-— That Prince, desirous that there should be a British force to manage the artillery proportioned to the number of our army, laid the foundation of the present Academy ; and was so low, that 500,0001. which had been last year for Ordnance Service, had not yet been issued, because there was no money in the Trea- sury; the Sinking Fund produced no more last year than 1,20o, oool. though the noble Lord had taken it for 2, ooo, oool. and he was afraid that this year it would not produce half that sum. Lord John Cavendish said, that if the 500.000I. voted last year for the Ordnance had not yet been paid, it was not for want of money; for it was actually in the Treasury; but as there arc generally deficiencies in payments towards Christmas, this money had not been issued ; that in case of deficiencies, it might answer an end. But now it was ready. As to the house on Black- heath, he really knew little of the subject; but from all he had been able to collect, it was no oeconomical bargain for the public However he had no objection, that the 18,200!. purchase money be left, out of the vote ; and that a Com- mittee be appointed to enquire into the alledged necessity of removing the Academy. General Conway pressed this last observation very far; and said that Gentlemen might per- haps have cause to repent, if they should set aside the opinion of professional men in such mat- ters, in order to set up their own : The former were responsible to their country, and to their profession, for their surveys and opinions; aad that responsibility had better be lodged in them than in the House of Commons, where it could be of no effect. As to the House of Sir Gre- gory Page, he was clearly of opinion that it had been purchased on the most advantageous terms for the public ; and such a house was really necessary for the Military Academy. Mr. Hussey at last accepted Lord John Caven- dish's offer to refer the consideration of the pur- chase to a Committee, and withdrew his motion, it being agreed, on the other hand, that the 18,2ool. should be deducted out of the gross sum. This deduction left the gross sum 412,069l. and the question having been put, the sum was voted without a division. AIR BALLOON. AS many persons in this kingdom still dis- credit the relations conveyed in the French pa- pers respecting the air balloons, we have autho- rity to use Dr. Lettsom's name for the following genuine communication from his correspondent at Paris, dated the 3d of this month On Monday an air balloon made of taf- faty, covered with a solution of gum elastic, was filled with inflammable air, under the direction of Messrs. Charles and Roberts, was let off from the Thuilleries. It had suspended to it, a bas- ket, covered with blue silk and paper finely gilt, in the shape of a triumphal car or short gondola, in which Mr. Charles and one of the Roberts' embarked and mounted up into the air, from amidst many thousands of people of all ranks and conditions, perhaps 3 or 400,000. Beside the Duke de Chartres and a great part of the French Nobility, there were present the Duke and Da- chess of Cumberland, the Duke and Duchess of Manchester, and many other foreign Princes and Nobility. The triumphant cars of Venus, Me- dea, and various others, seemed to be realized, with this difference, this was neither drawn by peacocks, doves, nor dragons; neither was it mounted upon a cloud ; it was, however, a most majestic spectacle. The philosophers had flags with them, of different colours, with which they saluted the admiring world below as they mount- ed aloft. When they came to the height at which they meant to sail, they threw down a flag as agreed. They then glided along a steady hori- zontal track, over the Rue and Fauxbourg St. Honore, saluting the people as they went along, with their flags. Their height seemed to me about twice that of St. Paul's. " I walked with three English gentlemen in the same direction about an hour, and pursued them with our eyes till they were quite out of sight. They landed upwards of 20 miles off. The Duke de Chartres and several English gen- tlemen were in almost at their landing. Mr. Roberts having got out, Mr. Charles threw over- board some sand ballast, which he had taken, with, a view to lighten their cargo by small de grees, if it should be found necessary, and with a view to shew the Duke de Chartres and the other gentlemen what he could do ascended with the balloon 1526 toises, or 3052 yards perpen- dicular in about ten minutes. His account, pub- lished in the Journal to- day is, that the barome- ter fell from 280 to 18, and the thermometer from 7 above freezing or zero to 5 below it. , so prosperous has been the establishment, that we have now an artillery corps, equal in point of abilities, if not superior to any in Europe. He could not help singling out one instance, among many, of a young Officer, who had been bred at Woolwich: His name was O'Hara, and he was grandson to the late Lord Tyrawley. In Ame- rica he found himself in an affair, where every man under his command had been killed in de- fending their guns : The noble youth scorned to fly, and though quarter was offered to him, he refused it, preferring death to the supposed dis- grace of having lost his gun. Mr. Steele declared that the noble Duke,, late at the head of the Ordnance, intended to have purchased Sir Gregory Page's house; and he would also say, that he believed he could not have procured it on so advantageous terms for the public, as the present Master- general had obtained it. General Smith bore his testimony to the utility of the Academy at Woolwich: He had seen in India a company of the Artillery, that had been inlisted into the Company's service and so skilful were they, that six of the privates had risen to the highest situations in artillery departments in India. Mr. Brett said, that Gentlemen might say what they pleased, but without oeconomy the country was undone. The state of the Treasury That he felt no other difference but a dry cold- ness. He descended again about four or five miles off, near the house of Mr. Farrar, an Eng- lish gentleman, where he slept last night, and you may be sure was hospitably received. A Nobleman brought him home in his carriage the next day. Most extraordinary honours have been paid to him by the people. In short, we are all rapture and admiration. Perhaps experimental philosophy was never in so much estimation these experiments must set people on thinking, and give birth to many great geniuses. The balloon was composed of red and straw- coloured taffaty., which were pieced alternately, so as to run like meridional lines upon a terrestrial globe ; the upper hemisphere was covered with a netting, surrounded at the bottom by a hoop, to which the car was suspended, so that the elastic pressure of the inflammable air was equally repressed by all the niches of tHe net above. Mr. Montgolfier attended Mr. Charles before he ascended, so that probably we may hear no men of party in this affair. You have every thing as well as my me- mory will enable me, and the sketch herewith will give a good idea of this new machine; It is confidently asserted that Mr. Charles means to take a trip with, this air balloon to England, in less than a month, and that Capt. Bougainville and another officer have desired to make the first, voyage." NORWICH: Printed by JOHN CROUSE, in the Market- place.— Price Three Pence,
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