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The Norfolk Chronicle or the Norwich Gazette

30/10/1784

Printer / Publisher: John Crouse 
Volume Number: XV    Issue Number: 804
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Date of Article: 30/10/1784
Printer / Publisher: John Crouse 
Address: The Market Place, Norwich
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The NORFOLK O R; Voc. XV.] Ready Money must be sent with Advert isements. CHRONICLE: THE V3H G A Z E T T E. SATURDAY, October 30, 1784. [ No. 804.] Sunday and Mondays Post. LoND0N, Saturday, October 23. LAST night their Majesties, in the usual state, went to Covent Garden Theatre, to tee Mrs. Abington in the comedy of the Hypocrite. They were accompanied by the Princess Royal and Princess Augusta, who sat in the next box. The attendants were Lord Aylesbury, the Master of the Horse, Lords Chewton and Boston, the Duchess of Ancaster Lady Harcourt, the Maids of Honour, the Pages, & c. & c. His Ma- jesty was dressed in a suit of light blue and gold, and her Majesty and the Princesses in a kind Of dove- co- loured sattin, with very little trimming. The hair. in the same form as last winter, modestly low in front, and the curls at the sides neither large nor small, Mrs. Abington used all her powers as a tribute of thanks to the preference which their Majesties gave to comedy; by honouring Thalia with their first winter theatrical presence : and the rest of the per- formers exerted themselves to the best advantage. •. The Theatre was crowded very much, and the loudest plaudits marked the entre and departure of' the Royal Family. In the box opposite their Ma-. jesties, were Lady Courtown and her company. In that next the Princesses was Lady Waldegrave. It is strongly reported about Court, and generally, believed, that during the course of the winter, at least before the end of next summer, three of his Majesty's children will be disposed of in marriage. We understand that they will be matched in the following manner:— His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, with his Consin the Princess of Bruns- wick, daughter to his Aunt, the Princess Augusta. The Princess Royal with the Prince Royal of Den- mark. And Princess Sophia with her Uncle's son, the hereditary Prince of Mecklenburgh Strelitz. They are all family matches, for the intended brides' and bridegrooms are already cousin Germans. If is said, that the Parliament, will meet early in December for passing the Land Tax and Malt bills, and to explain and amend some other acts that passed last sessions before they adjourn for the Christmas recess. General Boyd, who distinguished himself at the siege of Gibraltar, is to have the red ribband vacant by the death of Sir Eyre Coote. The Earl of Balcarras is certainly appointed to go to India second in command to General Campbell. Edward Thompson, Esq; commander in the navy, has lately had several conferences with a great person- age, and is shortly going out chief of a squadron to the coast of Africa. Lord Chesterfield is going directly to Madrid ; the whole of the formality of receiving Ambassadors be- ing settled with the court of Spain. The Governor Generalship in India now lies be- tween Lord Cornwallis and Mr. Vansittart; if the latter carries it, Lord Cornwallis will have the chief command of the army there. Captain Baldwin is appointed by the India Com- pany to the command of the General Coote, now fitting for sea. Saturday morning some dispatches were received from Charlestown, South Carolina, which were brought over in the Alert ; Captain Walder, ar- rived in Bristol Channel. She is laden with new rice, and sailed from thence the first of last month, in com- pany with seVeral more. Every thing was quiet. A gentleman Who was a spectator of the King of Prussia's late reviews, at which his Royal Highness the Bishop of Osnaburgh assisted, was much sur- prized that among the rising competitors for martial fame, scarce a British officer attended this great mili- tary parade The English Regimental did not shine on this tempting occasion: he recollects, however, that he saw the uniform of the. guards, which was worn by a young gentleman whom he recognized to be a Captain and Adjutant in that corps. When the present Lord Harrington, who was a sub- altern in the army, he frequently went over to fo- reign reviews, and brought home such new military manoeuvres and improvements as had been intro- duced into the Prussian, French, or Austrian service. On the advantages derived from those continental ex- cursions the exact dicipline of his Lordship's own re- giment is the best comment. Last Saturday's Gazette contains an address to his Majesty from the Grand Jury of the County of Dub- lin, in which they express their inviolable attach- ment to his Majesty's person and government, and their abhorrence of every attempt to create danger- ous discontents tending to subvert the Constitution in Church and State. Also an address to his Majesty from the Free- holders of the County of Kerry, in Ireland, in which they say they have seen with much alarm cer- tain persons, stiling themselves a Committee of the aggregate meeting of the inhabitants of Dublin, in- viting the nation to the election of a Congress, and under colour of reforming the Constitution, endea- vouring to weaken the authority of Parliament, and set the established Government at defiance. And they beseech his Majesty to be persuaded, that their Country is not stained by principles so subversive of all order and civil society; and that they do most heartily reprobate the proposed project of a national Congress, as a most dangerous and illegal measure. The Court of Versailles have considerably lowered all their duties on wines, their spirits, and every other article consumed in this country, in order to increase the profits of smuggling, and accommodate them to our market. On Friday the East India Company made an entry of divers sorts of goods for their settlements, to the value of 1oo, oool. On Saturday, evening an express. arrived in town, with advice of the death of the Right Hon. John Waldegrave, Earl Waldegrave, Viscount Chewton, on his way to Bath, on Friday : he was Master of the Horse to her Majesty, Colonel of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, Governor of Plymouth, a General of his Majesty's forces and Lord Lieute- nant and Custos Rotulorum of the county of Essex. A great number of gentlemen who are belonging the society of Knights of the Moon; held at the Half- moon Tavern, Cheapside, have ordered a uni- form dress in honour of Mr. Lunardi, which they are to appear in on Saturday next. According to letters from Holland, the Dutch are preparing a most voluminous memorial, which they will publish to all Europe, as an excuse for their con- duct in the late affair of stopping the flemish ship in the Scheldt, if the Emperor should according to his declarations by the commissioner at Antwerp and by his Ambassador at the Hague, proceed to hostili- ties. In this manifesto, the original articles of the treaties of Munster, Vienna, and Utrecht; which ; first gave and afterwards confirmed the sovereignty of all the seas, lakes, rivers, waters, wiers, locks, & c. in the Seven United Provinces to the government of the confederate Republic are to be recited, and an appeal made by the confederate States to all the Courts of Europe, with special applications to those who were and are the guarantees for the full ra- tification of those engagements, which the prede- cessors and ancestors of his Imperial Majesty had made binding on all their heirs, successors, & c. from the date of the treaties for ever. The dispatches from Germany intimate, that the messenger who was sent after the Emperor with the important news of his vessel being insulted and stop- ped, overtook him he did not return in consequence of the tidings, but pursued his intended journey, only saying that he should be in Vienna by the 22d. This circumstance of the Emperor's journey at so interest- ing a crisis, together with the certainty of his want of money, gives a strong presumptive proof that he did not anticipate so sudden and decisiVe a step on the part of the Dutch. He is not ready for the contest, and the best informed persons say, that the question will not even yet come to blows Should war be declared by the Emperor against the Dutch, Ostend will resume its former consequence,. and Bruges, one of the largest and best- built cities., in the Austrian Netherlands, will again revive, from , its communication with the sea by canals. If the dispute between the Emperor and the Dutch should come to an open rupture, the lords of the Admiralty have resolved to have a small squadron of Observation in the Downs to consist of a ship of 44. guns, with a Commodore and two others, besides the usual, sloops and cutters cruising about. The time now coming round for the payment of a considerable part of the immense quantity of goods. sent out last year to America on speculation, it is feared many considerable failures may happen in the mercantile way before three months are expired.' Every day shews the imprudence of those who have risqued their fortune and reputation on such a preca- rious enterprise, where if people were inclined to it, they have not the ability to pay even for the neces- saries of life. Extract of a letter from Antwerp, Oct. 17. ' . Matters are now drawing to a crisis. The ' Scheldt must be open. The Dutch must either sub- mit to all the demands of the Emperor, or try, their - fortune by arms. They have been long infatuated and duped by France. The truth is, they are de- stined for ruin as a republic; His Highness the- Prince of Orange must be made a King, after the . Powers which are to divide shall have settled between themselves upon the districts to be lopped, from the Republic. They are agreed about the European di- vision ; but they have not yet settled about dividing the Dutch colonies. These may turn out a bone of some contention. But at any rate Holland, as a re- public, is doomed to be sacrificed. France seeks for the Cape of Good Hope, and the greater part of, Guyana. . The Emperor is determined to be a mari- time power of respectibility. Old Frederic also says he is entitled to a share of the Dutch colonies. . If mat- ters come to a serious quarrel, it will be because the parties who are to divide cannot agree about their shares. Your nation, by a chain of depravity on all sides, and a clear want of political abilities, are considered as nothing in this business. House rents here are daily advancing, and commercial adventu- rers constantly flocking hither." Extract of a letter froth the Hague, Oct. 16. " Ever since the affair on the Scheldt the States General have sat daily to deliberate on the present situation of the affairs of the Republic. His Serene Highness the Stadtholder has been at two of these national Councils, which sat till two in the morning. The States have wrote to all the provinces, desiring them to convene as soon as possible in order to receive some matters which are to be recommended to their deliberation from their High Mightinesses the Lords of the States General. Among other things are the immediate augmentation of the forces of the confede- rate Provinces, and the immediate raising a fund sufficient to answer all the purposes of maintaining those, . and also any other force which the critical situation of affairs may render it necessary to engage in the service of the Republic. A large loan, on account of the States General, is now negotiating at Amsterdam, but we do not find the subscribers come forward so fast as had been expected." Extract of a letter from Paris, Oct. 18. " The news of the Dutch having commenced hostilities against the Flemish ships in the Scheldt has been received here, and gives general uneasiness, as it may finally involve France in a quarrel with the Emperor, at a time when we have most reason to wish for and cultivate peace. " The English Ambassador has daily conferences with the King's Ministers, though we do not expect any thing but the plans of commerce now in agitation to be the cause of such frequent interviews, the English not being immediately concerned in the dis- pute between the Emperor of Germany and the Re- public of the States General." Extract of a letter from Dublin, Oct. 16. " Yesterday being general quarter- day of the, Common Council of the city of Dublin, the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Commons and Citizens, voted the freedom of the city to his Grace Charles, Duke of Rutland, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to be pre- sented to him in a gold box. In the Commons it was opposed by Mr. John Binns and Mr. Napper Tandy on one side, but supported by Mr. Latouche, Mr. Houghton, Mr. Manders, Mr. Reed, Mr Magee, and Mr. Guiness on the other side. After some debate it was carried by a Majority of more than two to one. The freedom of the city was at the same time unanimously voted to the Right Hon. T. Orde, his Grace's principal Secretary, to be pre- sented in a silver box. Mr. Latouche then moved an address to his Grace, highly approving the wisdom, firmness, and moderation of his government, de- claring the city's disapprobation and abhorrence of all riotous and seditious practices, relying On his Grace's interference to obtain whatever maybe ne- cessary to encourage the trade of the kingdom, and promote the most cordial friendship with Great Bri- tain, and declaring the city's unchangeable resolution, to maintain the Protestant establishment in Church and State, and to support Government in every wise measure tending to secure the peace and happiness of the country. After some debate this, Address was carried. An address to Lord Charlemont was then proposed, highly approving his Lordship's. answer to. the corps reviewed at Belfast, declaring the city's de- termination to pursue, by constitutional means alone, the interests of the nation and that, notwithstand- ing the satisfaction they received from seeing the Roman Catholics restored to those privileges which Parliament had lately granted to them, yet that they were determined to preserve inviolate the constitu- tion, and never would consent to any measure which could weaken or endanger the Protestant establish- ment in Church or State'. A resolution was then en- scandalously, and maliciously libelled the Recorder and Magistrates of the city." Extract of a letter from Bristol, Oct. 23. " Thursday morning last about half paft eight o'clock, a most horrid murder was committed by one John Collins, on the. body of Rebecca Butler, in Lewin's Mead, by cutting a great hole in her throat, and stabbing her in several parts of her body, arms, Sc. The came of this unhappy murder is thus related : Collins had lived with the above Re- becca Butler upwards of four years, and had two children by her; but on his going abroad, she gave . her company to another man. On his return he found himself greatly slighted by her, and hearing she was going to be married to the above person, he was terribly enraged. She was accordingly married about five weeks since, and Collins has watched for an opportunity to put his horrid deed into execution Until Thursday last, when he waited about the door some time; but seeing her husband go out to work, he went up into a two- pair of stairs room, and caught her as she was getting up. She immediately cried out that she was murdered, and ran down into a lower room ( he following and stabbing her) where she soon expired. He was seized in the house after some resistance, and was conveyed the same day to Newgate to take his trial at our next assizes, the Co- roner's inquest having sat on the body, and brought in their verdict Wilful Murder. Since his confine- ment in Newgate he has declared that nothing but her being married to another man was the cause of his committing so rash an act, as he could not bear to see her another man's wife; he is now very sorry for the transaction, is very penitent, and weeps much. He is in body irons, with his hands confined for fear of committing any acts of violence on him- self, and has double irons on his legs.— He is an, Irishman. . Three different attacks were made on Wednesday night last by the river pirate's on the Westminster side above the bridge, but fortunately all without success. They first attempted Mr. Hecker's yard, the stone- mason, but being disturbed by the brave defence of a fine dog, they killed him, and took to their boat. They next endeavoured to get within the premises of Mr. Gaunt, a little further up the river, but he owed his safety to a few terriers; who kept a noise were the villains could not get at them. The family were immediately roused, and the thieves desisted. Having failed in these enterprises, they assaulted a lime barge, which had taken in a valuable cargo of goods, and lay at anchor just above the bridge, in hopes of find- ing her unguarded, but they were mistaken, for a blunderbus was fired among them, and it is probable not without wounding some of them. They then sailed down the river. Last week wan apprehended by three of the officers belonging to the Public- office, Worship- street, Shore- ditch, in Gravel- lane, near Petticoat- lane, at five o'clock in the morning, one John Roberts, who was stopped by the vigilance of the above officers at the door of a suspicious house ; and searching him, they found upon him three loaded pistols, one of them the bore like a blunderbuss, when they secured him, and by, their care and assiduity restored to the Public bank notes, drafts, and bills of exchange, nearly to the amount of 800l. besides two quarters of lottery tickets and letters, which were carefully concealed betwixt the lining of the prisoner's breeches knees, and under his hams, which is proved to have been stolen out of his Majesty's mail that was stopped by two footpads in going from Northampton to Harbo- rough. And likewise was taken by the said officers, another person suspected to be concerned in robbing the said mail and after a long examination before the magistrates of the above office, were both commit- ted to take their trials at the next assizes to be holden at Northampton. Friday at noon the trial of Mr. Porter Ridout, the keeper of a cofFee- house in Duke's- place, for firing a blunderbuss, which killed a lad, on the 7th instant, came on before Lord Loughborough. The counsel for the prosecution were, Mr. Rous, Mr. Morgan and Mr. Sheppard — for the prisoner, Mr. Sylvester, Mr. Fielding and Mr. Garrow. The proof which seemed to bear the hardest against Mr. Ridout was that given by Saul Mordecai and David Levi, as to some expressions of being prepared for the Jews, who were celebrating their annual rejoicings, which epoch, in plain meaning, is their harvest home. On this occasion they assemble and shew every token of transport, by way of returning thanks to the Su- preme Being for the summer crop of fruits and corn. • The day this unfortunate transaction happened, a great mob met, and fired squibs, & c. Mr. Ridout desired them to desist— they would not, and became outrageous. Mr. Ridout sent for peace officers— the his own house— they were rushing in — the door was shut, and Mr. Ridout in an unhappy moment went up stairs, and fired the piece amongfs the rioters. This was the substance of the trial, and several Jews corroborated Mr. Ridout's defence, that his house was beset, and his life in danger. Lord Louborough gave a learned and elegant charge to the Jury : he defined all the legal distinc- tions in cases of murder. Amongst other doctrines he laid down this position, that a man might be guilty of this crime without having any particular object jn view; and that it was not necessary he should take an aim at A to kill him. If he fired with malice amongst an assembly of persons, whoever fell a victim was clearly murdered. Also, if by firing at A he should miss him and kill B, it was murder, although the party aimed to destroy A without a de- sign to injure B. The noble Lord then touched upon the doctrine of alleviation, through the weakness of human passions; and observed that if the Jury thought the prisoner, Mr. Ridout, was so led to fire the piece, when his mind was agitated, and had no time to cool, they undoubtedly acquit him of the charge of murder. His Lordship after going over all the evidence with his discriminations, concluded with delivering his opinion, that he considered the Jury could not find more than manslaughter. The Juiy, without going out of Court, acquitted Mr. Ridout. BANKRUPTS. John Hayton, of Carlisle, Cumberland, banker.— William Stephens, of New Sariim, Wilts, mercer.— John Shute, of Leeds, Yorkshire, grocer.— Richard Drabble, of Masbrough, Yorkshire, corn- factor.— James Potter, of Liverpool, Lancashire, merchant.— James Ellis, of the Long Row, Nottingham, linen- draper.— John Henry Ford, of Winchester- street, merchant.— Thomas Goolden, of Worcester, in Wor- cestershire, merchant.— John Knight, of Fenchurch- street, cordwainer. Lenwade Bridge House. October 15, 1784. THE Subscribers to the Association for punish- ing Offenders convicted of commttiing Felonies and Larcenies, held at this Place, desired to meet at Len- wade Bridge House, on Monday the Eighth Day of No- vember next, to settle Accounts, and transact other busi- ness relative t0 this Society , accordlng to the Articles of Association. RICHARD CANTRELL, Treasurer, DINNER at Two o'clock. Stamp Office, Oct. 9, 1784. HiS Majesty's Commissioners for managing the Stamp Duties do hereby give Notice, that by a Clause in an Act of last Session of Parliament, it is enacted, for the Relief of all Persons who have omitted to pay the several Rates and Duties, or any Part thereof, upon Monies given, paid or contracted for, with Clerks, Apprentices or Servants, and also who have omitted to insert and write, in Words at length in Indentures, or ot her Writings relating to the Service of any Clerk, Ap- prentice or Servant, the full Sum or Sums of Money, or any Part thereof, received or contracted for, with, or in relation to, every such Clerk, Apprentice or Ser- vant, that upon Payment of double the Rates and Du- ties upon the Monies, or such Part of the Monies so omitted or neglectd to be paid, and also so omitted to be inserted and written in such Indenture of Writing, on or before the 25th Day of December next, to the proper Officer, the same Indenture or other Writing shall be good and valid, and the Person offending be excused from any Penalty incurred by the Omission thereof. By Order of the Commissioners, JOHN BRETTELL, Secretary. HORSE- TAX Stamp Office, Norwich, Sept. 13, 1784. WHEREAS the Act for granting to his Majesty certain Duties on Horses kept for the Purpose of riding, and on Horses used in drawing certain Car- riages, in Respect whereof any Duty of Excise is made payable, takes place on the 30th of September Instant, from and after which Time, it is enacted That every Person keeping and using any Horse, Mare or Gelding for the Purpose of riding, or of drawing any Coach, Chaise. or other Carriage, liable to the Pay. ment of Excise Duties, shall yield and pay annually for every such Horse, Mare- or Gelding, the Sum of Ten Shillings. And that every Person exercising the Trade of a Horse- dealer., ( without the Cities of London and . Westminster and borough of Southwark) and who shall take out a Licence to use and exercise the said Trade, shall yield and pay annually the Sum of Five Pounds. I And whereas all Persons ( not residing in the Cities of London and Westminster, or within the Limits of the Weekly Bills of Mortality) from and after the Commencement of the said Act shall keep and use any Horse, Mare or Gelding for the Purpose of riding or draw- ing as aforesaid, are by the said Act required ( within Thirty Days from and after such Commencement, and from Time to. Time within Ten Days after beginning to keep and use any other such Horse, not being in the Place or Stead of some former one, of, which Notice shall have been duly given, and Payment made) to give Notice to the Head Distributors of Stamps in each County, or to their Deputies residing next, to the Place where such Persons shall inhabit, of his, her or their keeping the same, and of the Number of such Horses so respectively kept and used, and at the same time pay down the re spective annual Duties so imposed as aforesaid. And by the said Act every Person who shall keep and use any such Horse or Horses liable to the said Duties, without giving such Notice and making such Payments as before mentioned, shall for every such Horse so kept and used, and of which no Notice shall have been given and Payment made, respectively forfeit and pay the Sum of Twenty Pounds for each Offence. ". Notice is therefore hereby given to all Persons residing within the City of Norwich and County of Norfolk, ( except the Towns of Lynn and Yarmouth) that Entry of all Horses so charged, and Payment of the Duty may be made at the Head Office; in St. Giles's Street, Norwich, and by Application to the several Persons following, viz. Mr. John Watson of Thetford Mr. Edward Amond of Wymondham Mr. Stephen Child of ditto Mr. Edmund Gillingwater of Harleston Mr. Edward Dyson of Diss Mr. John Ransome of North Walsham Mr. Robert Francis of Aylesham Mr. John Baker of Holt Mr. George Wymer, Jun. of Reepham Mr. William Stokes of Fakenham Mr. John Ransome of Walsingham Mr. Nicholas Raven of Burnham Mr. William Barker of Dereham. Mr. Thomas Fortin of Swaffham Mr. Edward Stevens of Watton - * Mr. John Houchen of Wereham, near Downham Mr. Thomas Brett of Loddon Mr. William Bird of Worstead Mr. William Nettleton of Wells, and Mr. James Lay of Snettisham. *„* - The Collectors of the Duties on Windows for the several Parishes within the above District are hereby . required ( agreeably to the Directions in the said act - to deliver Lists of the Names of every Person in their respective Parishes, together with the Number of Win- dowS for which each Person is charged, to the saidOf- fice in St. Gikes's street, Norwich, or to such of the said Persons above mentioned as shall reside nearest to where such Parish shall lie. tered into by the Assembly, granting a sum of money to carry on a prosecution against the printers and pub- lishers of the Volunteers Journal, for having falsely, Jews were, then most outrageous, fell upon him, threw Mr. Ridout upon the ground, and picked his pocket: he, fearful of his life, sought shelter in Thursdays Post & Friday's Express. LONDON. Thursday, Oct. 28. Hague, October 16. THE Duke of Brunswick has written a letter to their High Mightiness, in which he formally resigns all the employments he held under the Republic, and in consequence set out from Bois le Due on Thursday., It is not yet known who will succeed the Duke of Brunswick in all his employments, the regiment of Dutch Guards has however been given to his Serene Highness the Hereditary Prince, son to the Stadtholder. The Imperial brig the Louis was furnished with an order from the Emperor to the following purport, viz. " On the part of the Emperor and King, " The Captain of the Brig the Louis, being de- stined to go with his vessel and cargo under our flag directly from Antwerp along the Scheldt into the sea, he the said Captain and his crew are by these presents expressly forbid from submitting to any detention or any examination whatever from any of the ships be- longing to the Republic of the Seven United Pro- vinces which he may meet in the Scheldt. We like- wise forbid the said Captain and crew from making the least declaration at any of the custom- houses be- longing to the Republic on that river, or to acknow- ledge them in any manner whatever." We are informed, that the Dutch have sent orders to the merchants of Corke and Belfast, to prepare with all expedition beef and pork for victualing ten sail of the line. This is a proof that the States do not mean to submit tacitly to the Emperor's design of ruining their commerce. The inhabitants of the town of Northampton have had a meeting to request those of the towns of Leicester, Derby, Manchester, Nottingham, Wake- field, Sheffield, Leeds, See. would join them in an application to have the Post Office mail sent to them on the same plan as at Bath. Yesterday a very full Court of Directors was held at the East India House in Leadenhall- street, in order to take into consideration the adjustment of the tea sales, which are again to commence on the week after next; and also the new appointments for India, both in the civil and military line. The first matter was, we understand, settled upon a plan proposed by the tea- dealers to the Directors, by which the practices at the last sale, it is hoped, may be prevented ; but the appointments for India are not fettled ; the Chair- men are to have another interview on Saturday with the King's Minister on this very arduous business. The contest about the appointment of a successor to Mr. Hastings, which as we informed the public lies now between Mr. Vansittart and Mr. Leicester, was the great object in this Court. It was adjourned after a long and violent debate a fortnight ago to this day, and even now we understand it is not be settled. At no time hare parties run so high as they do at present in Leadenhall- street.— The anointment of Mr. Hol- land was carried only by a majority of two, and among the protesters are the names of Mr. Atkinson and Go- vernor Johnstone. The following singular robbery was committed on the river on Sunday night :— A Captain of a ship, who lives at Rotherhithe, having been to spend the evening with a friend at Mile- End, came down to Wapping- stairs about ten o'clock, and looking for a boat, he was plyed by a man immediately; two of them, however, got into the boat, and rowed from the stairs ; instead of going directly over, they rowed up a tier of lighters, under pretence of putting one of the men on board ; but when they were got along- side, two other fellows jumped into the boat, and seizing on the Gentleman, hauled him up into the lighter, where they rifled his pockets of his watch, shoe and knee- buckles, hat, and about seven pounds in money. They demanded his pocket- book ; to which be replied, he had none; but finding a little memorandum book, they were on the point of shooting him for denial, and held a pistol twice to his head ; they afterwards took off his great coat, which was almost new, and his close coat, leaving him in that painful situation, from which he was not relieved for near two hours ; when a patrole boat came by, to which he was afraid to call, lest it should be some of the same gang He accordingly stood upon the stern of the lighter, where he was dis- covered, and carried on shore safe. Eleven similar robberies were committed that night and the two pre- ceding. Informations are out after twenty- three men who are concerned in these flagitious practices, which loudly call for the interposition of the legislature. Yesterday the subscribers to the six millions, to be raised for the service of the present year, made good their fourth payment of 20 per cent, of the said capi- tal at the Bank. STOCKS this day at one o'clock. Three per Cent. conf. Long Ann. 16J. 5 per Cent. Stock S8. India Bonds paid, - 6s. Do. unpaid, is. Dif. Navy Bills, 17} per C. Dif. Lot. Tick. 15I. < Ss. od. a* s. a 3s. 4 per Cent. Scrip. 71 J. The > eftftmt, or home NEWS. Wednesday last the Rev. Edward Beckingham Ben- son, Clerk, M. A. was collated by the Lord Bishop of Norwich to the Vicarage of Ixning, in Suffolk, the same being in his Lordship's gift for this turn, by reason of lapse. On Monday night last there was a most elegant ball at Blickling- house, at which were present the Earl of Huntingdon, Viscount Hinchingbroke, Countess of Bristol, Lord Walpole, Lady Astley, Lady Harbord, Lady Mary Cornwallis, Sir Edmund Bacon, Sir J. and Lady Wodehouse, Sir John and Lady Berney, Sir T. and Lady Durrant, Sir T. and Lady Beevor, Sit John Oldmixon, and near 200 Ladies and Gen- tlemen of this county. The ball was opened betwixt nine and ten, and continued till four the next morning. At one the company adjourned to a most elegant cold Collation, which was disposed on ten different tables. The New Room exhibited, perhaps, the most splendid appearance of beauty, elegante, and taste, that ever was seen in this county. Sunday last his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales set off from Newmarket for Cressingham- hall, in this county, the seat of the Right Hon. the Earl of Clermont, attended by Charles James Fox, Esq; Col. Fitzpatrick, and other Gentlemen,— On Monday his Royal Highness was entertained at Rainham, the seat of the Right Hon. Lord Viscount Townshend; and an Tuesday at Holkham, the seat of Thomas William Coke, Esq; which place, we are informed, he left on Thurday last, on his return to Newmarket for the en- suing races, the Houghton meeting being on Monday next, November the first. The public have less to regret in the sale of the Houghton collection of pictures than what was at first apprehended, since their places are supplied by a small, but very judicious display of paintings by living artists from subjects more classical and entertaining than the narrow superstitious designs of the antients, who were confined, by the taste of the times, to do homage only to the church in their profession. The pictures already finished and put up in elegan frames at Houghton, are 1. Philocletes in the isle of Lemnos, by Cipriani, i. Castor and Pollux, by ditto. 3. OEdipus, from the Greek tragedy of Sophocles, by ditto. 4. Ariadne in the island. of Naxos or Dia, by ditto. 5. The Rape of Orithya, by ditto. 6. The Empress of Russia, by Brompton. Tydeas, after having killed the Thebans, by Fusseli. 8. The Fairy Dream, by ditto. 9. Theo- dore and Honoria, from Dryden's Fable, by ditto. 10. Asiatic Princess, by Sir George Chalmers, Bart, 11. The Fortune Tellers and Girl, by Opie. Besides which, there are several family- pictures, flower- pieces drawings & c. remaining of the late col- lection; and other capital paintings are intended for the pencils of Cipriani, Fusseli, & c. Locatelli has exe- cuted a Venus in marble, Mercury with the head of Argus, and Castor in plaister, which are added to the former sculpture at Houghton ; and he is now finish- ing for the same place a cast of Hercules and Theseus dragging Cerberus out of Hell, larger than life, not inferior to the works of Michael Angelo, John of Bologue, Cellini, or any other of the old masters. The house has also undergone some very pleasing alterations, which the departure of the late collection of pictures rendered absolutely necessary. In the possession of so good a judge, and so liberal a patron of MODERN ARTiSTS, as Lord Orford, Houghton may again be the admiration of the traveller and connoiseur— more for the taste and excellence of its paintings than for their number. Of the two hundred and twenty- two pictures which formerly occupied the walls of this magnificent fabric, there were nearly one hundred duplicates of three or four religions sub- jects, and not above twenty of the whole were intrin- sically worth the prices they were sold at. ; ' Had we a few such as Lord Orford, we will venture to say that this country, in a short time, would pro duce Men as great as Michael Angelo in design, and as Titian in colouring. Unfortunately, the present rage for Portraits discountenances every effort of a young historical painter, which is the only reason many have not made it their principal study. We trust, however, the time will come when that most interesting and noble line of Art will be as much en- couraged as it was in the time of Leo the Tenth; and whenever that happens, we see no reason why old England may not have its Vaticans, its Galleries, and precious Cabinets, as well as Italy, France, and the Low Countries ? Sittings appointed in London and Middlesex before the Right Hon. Lord Loughborough, Lord Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, in and after Michaelmas- Term, 1784. In Term. Middlesex. Wednesday Nov. to London. Thursday Nov. 11 Tuesday - 16 Wednesday - - 17 Tuesday - - 23 Wednesday 14 After Term. Tuesday - 30 | Wednesday - Dec. 1 HORSE TAX. Horses drawing Dilligenccs and Stage- Coaches, are not exempt from payment of the Horse Duty.— Farmers and others who keep draught horses, which are oc- casionally rode, must register them ; and likewise all bakers, butchers, higlers, millers, & c. & c.— The penalty for not registering horses liable to this duty is 40l. and the time allowed by act of parliament for that purpose expires this day. Extract of a letter from London, dated Thursday even- ing, 9 o'clock, Oct. 28. " Intelligence of importance is anxiously expected from Ireland touching the result of their Congress Meeting which was appointed to be held 0n Monday laft, Mean while the Duchess of Rutland and her children are come over and gone 0n a visit to her mo- ther at Stoke. This visit, at this time, implies that the proceedings of the Delegates will be strongly op- posed, in some way or other, by order of Government. The Lord Lieutenant remains at the Castle in readiness to issue out his mandate as appearances may make it necessary. A few days more will discover the princi- pal intent of this meeting, one purpose of which is supposed to be for insisting on a more equal representa- tion in their own Commons House of Parliament. " The beautiful and noble, but useless Pier at Ramsgate, it is in contemplation to take to pieces, and convey the materials to Dover, where there is a better harbour, which wants deepening, enlarging and fortifying. Application, ' tis said, will be made to Parliament far this purpose the ensuing session, " The two mail- robbers were discovered by the merest chance that could be.— Peace- officers were in pursuit of some water- thieves, but saw these two men go into a supicious house in Petticoat- lane; they seized and searched them, and found bills and notes on them taken out of the mail. The Post- office had not any particulars, independent of this, that led to a discovery." Tuesday there was a meeting at Johnson's coffee- house of the manufacturers of this city, to take into confideration the Emperor of Germany's edict to pro- hibit the manufactory of this kingdom, which will greatly affect this city. Monday being the anniversary of the King's acces- sion to the throne, when his Majesty entered into the 15th year of his reign, the Major, Sheriffs, and Court of Aldermen, went in procession to the Cathe- dral, and heard a sermon preached by the Rev. Mr. Millard. After which Robert Partridge, Esq; Mayor, and Robert Harvey, Esq; gave each an elegant enter- tainment to their friends, and the day concluded with ringing of bells and firing of guns, Last week was married, Mr. Bateman, surgeon at Ormesby, to Miss Pratt, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Robert Pratt, formerly an eminent draper in this city. On Monday last was married, Mr. Benjamin Cubitt, of Stalham, to Mrs. Downes, of Ludham. Last week died, at Bury, Mrs. Wheatland, relict of Adjutant Wheatland, of the West Suffolk militia. Sunday died in an advanced age, in St. Stephen's, Mrs. Slaney, mother of John Slaney, Esq; of this city. On Monday last died at Wymondham, in the twenty- third year of her age, Miss Tungood On Monday a boat coming from a ship in Yar- mouth Roads overset, and the master, two men, and a boy were drowned. The ship was bound from Lon- don to Selby with packs. Monday last a great quantity of snow fell about Dereham, Attleborough, Acle, & c. Monday se'nnight, about two in the morning, a fire broke out in a barn belonging to Mr. Dennis Christmas, of Wroughton, near Cromer, which burnt with great fury and entirely consumed the same, to- gether with about ten lasts of barley, two of white peas, and two of oats, contained therein; providen- tially it was discovered before it got to any head, and by the timely assistance of the neighbourhood, the dwelling- house and adjoining buildings were saved - from the rapidity of the flames.— It is strongly sus- peCted of being wilfully set on fire, as none of the family had been near it any part of the evening.- The loss to Mr. Christmas is computed at upwards of 160I. as it was not insured, and not more than three lasts of barley and a small quantity of peas were saved. Thursday se'nnight at night a dreadful fire broke out at Hardwick, six miles from Cambridge, at a farm belonging fo Mr. Cotton, who lives chiefly in London. It is thought this fire was occasioned by some evil designed person or persons, who are as yet undiscovered. It burnt for nine hours with great rapidity. The dwelling- house is saved, but the barns, stacks of hay, corn, and all the outhouses are burnt. The damage amounts to upwards of 1300I. On Friday last, a fire broke out at Mr. Miller's, a farmer, at Moulton, which in a short time consumed the dwelling- house, barns, stables, and outhouses.— This accident was occasioned by a considerable quan- tity of barley being stacked too soon. One night this week the wind- mill belonging to Mr. Dexter, at Mattishall, near Dereham, was broke open, and a quantity of wheat and flour stolen thereout. On Tuesday the 26th of this instant, Elizabeth, the wife of David Leech, of Hempnall, was conviCted before Roger Kerrison, Esq; of false reeling yarn, and paid the penalty ; and on the 9th of this inst. Martha, the wife of Matthew Tooke, of Hempnall, was conviCted before Roger Kerrison, Esq. of false reeling yarn; and the same day Mary Baker, of Hempnall, was conviCted before Roger Kerrison, Esq; of short reeling yarn. Several favors are received. A CAUTION to the PUBLIC. No. 13, Exchange Alley, OCtober 10, 1784. The managers and directors of the Amicable So ciety of Lottery Adventurers instituted 21st ot OCto- ber, 1783, found it expedient, in the last lottery, to warn the public against various artful imitations of this institution, attempted to impose fraudulent and il- legal chances upon the unwary :— the event justified their caution; for of above an hundred shops opened for these purposes, every one was shut up, and the cre- dulous adventurers disappointed. They think it now necessary to renew their caution, as offices of the same description are already established in London and in the country, by persons taking mo- ney towards the purchase of tickets THEY dO NOT POSSESS, and in several instances where the VERY TICKETs are the aCtual property of this society, whole certificates they have exaCtly copied in words, type, and form. The Managers give notice, they will in a few days publish the numbers of these tickets, which, with the counterfeit certificates issued from the above offices, may be seen at No. 13, Exchange Alley, and this society is determined to co- operate with his Majesty's Commissioners of the Stamp- Office in the prosecution of such daring offenders. These circumstances render it necessary for the pub- lic particularly to observe, that the books of this so- ciety are kept at No. 23, Exchange Alley, No. 75, New Bond- street, and no where else in London.— And at the REPOSITORY, the BACK of the INNS, NORWICH. The Managers have the highest authority to say, that this institution is honoured with the sanCtion of the legislature, being truly, as it is represented, a legal subscription to real tickets and stamped shares of tickets, upon a foundation secure and incontestible. All attempts borrowed from this, and under the co- lour of subscription, implying benefits IN ANY SHAPE, upon the events of general numbers, are il- legal and calculated to mislead and deceive. The plan of this society, with the terms of each class, which are far preferable to any method of ad- venturing, is given GRATIS at NO. 13, Exchange Al- ley, and No. 75, New Bond- street; and at the Repe- rtory, the Back of the Inns, Norwich. ( Signed by Order) - RICHARD JACKSON, Secretary. MESSRS. GODFERY and LACEY beg Leave to express their grateful Acknowledgments t0 their Friends for the many Favors they have already received, and take this Opportunity to inform them, and the Ladies in general, that Miss Godfery is just returned from Town, the Continuance of their Favors will be gratefully esteem- ed by their much obliged humble Servants, Market Place Norwich, GODFERY and LACEY. oct. 30, 1784. WILLIAM MILLS, { Late of St. FAIT H' s) HAVING taken the ENGLISH SCHOOL at WALSINgHAM, humbly solicits the Favours of all Gentlemen and Ladies in Walsingham, and its Environs, who please to entrust their Children under his Care; will use every Effort to merit their Appro- bation, and the strictest Attention will be paid to their Morals and Education.— He also intends taking Boarders after Christmas Vacation. Mr. COLLINS, MINIATURE PAINTER, TAKRS LIKENESSES in different Sizes on Ivory or Paper, in full, full Face, three Quar- ters or profile, in Colours or Metzotinto Drawings, from Five Guineas to Half a Guinea only. The latter taken at one short Sitting. At Mr. Robinson's, Sadler in the Hay- market. Hours of Business from Eleven in the Forenoon till Five in the Afternoon. Also Mrs. CollINS's Royal Patent PROFILES, taken on a new invented Plan, either at full length or in the Medallion Style. Time of Sitting half a Minute only.— Price from Half a Guinea to Half a Crown. MrS. COLLINS having given Mrs. Harrington Sixty Guineas for a Moiety of the Patent granted to her by his Majesty for taking Miniature Profiles, which Patent has still more than four Years to run ; it it but a Duty which she owes to that Lady, herself, and the Public, to declare that no Person but themselves is possessed of the Royal An- drograph by which they are rendered fo Infallibly true and striking. ** Likenesses of absent or deceased Persons— Such as Mr. Garrick, Mrs. Siddons, & c. & c. at Two Shillings each.— Children taken at all Ages— and large Shadows ac curately reduced. Crown Inn, Attleborough, Norfolk. JAMES BARKER. Formerly Servant to the late Rev. Dr. Moore, HAV I N G taken the above House, has now fitted up the same with neat Beds, And laid in a fresh Stock of Wines, Rum, Brandy, Ale, & c. & c. all of the best Sort. He solicits the Favors of the Public in general, and assures all who will honour him with their Company, that every Endeavour shall be exerted to merit a Continu- ance of their Favors. N. B. Neat Post Chaises, able Horses, and careful Drivers. LOST between Norwich and Attleborough, a few Days since, fourteen SILVER SPOONS, viz. three Table Spoon, marked J. B. six Tea Spoons, three ditto marked E. W. and two ditto marked M. L.— Whoever will give Information of the above Spoons Co James Barker afore- said, shall be handsomely rewarded for their Trouble. NorwicH, Oct. 29, 1784, JOHN LODER, HAtTer, HOSier, and HABerDASHer, in the LON- don LANE, BEGS Leave to return Thanks to his Friends and the Public in general for the great Encouragement they have given him this last twenty Years, and to inform them that he now taken into Partnership Mr. WIL LIAM HARPER, his Apprentice and late Foreman, who jointly solicits the Favours of their Friends for a Con tinuance of their Custom ; and also to acquaint them, that they are now laying in an entire fresh Stock of every fa- shionable Article In their Business, which will be sold on the lowest Terms, by their most obliged humble Servants, JOHN LODER, WILLIAM HARPER. N. B. All Persons having any Demands on Mr. Loder; are desired to send in their Accounts that they may be dis- charged ; and all Persons that are indebted to Mr, Loder, are desired to pay the same SUCH Gentlemen as with to support a DILI- GENCE to run from HOLT to NORWICH, are requested to meet at the FEATHERS, in HOLT, on Friday the Fifth Day of November next. Dinner on the Table exactly at Two o'Clock. JOHN MANN, in the Chair. FAKENHAM ASSOCIATION against HORSE- STEALERS. NOTICE is hereby given that the general annual Meeting of the Subscribers to this Association will be held at the Red Lion Inn in Fakenham, on Thursday the Fourth Day of November, 1784, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon. WILLIAM STOKES, Treasurer. OCTOBER 19, 1784, FOREHOE ASSOCIATION. THE annual Meeting of the Subscribers to the said Association for apprehending and prose- cuting of House- breakers, Horse- stealers, and other Felonies, will be held . at the King's Head at Wy- mondham, 0n Friday next. N. B. Dinner at One o'Clock. NORWICH FIRST SUBSCRIPTION BALL, Will be at CHApel- fieLD- H0Use, 0n Tuesday the 2d of November, 1784. ROBERT PARTRIDGE, Esq; Captain GORDON, Stewards. The Ladies who intend dancing Minuets are requested to place themselves on the Front Seats. Many Inconveniences having arisen from the Ob- struction of Carriages at the Door, Gentlemen are request- ed to order their Servants to drive off, when informed by the Porter the Company is not ready. COURTS. NOTICE is hereby given, that the general COURTS BARON of Sir EDWArD ASTLey, Ba- ronet, and the Reverend ARMINe STyLEmAN, Clerk, with the Leets, for the following Manors will be held at the usual Places on the following Days : The Courts Ba- ron, with the Leets, for Gressenhall, South Soken, and North Soken, and the Court Baron for Rougholme, on Monday, the Eighth Day of November next, at Ten in the Forenoon; the Court Baron for Whissonsett, on Tuesday, the Ninth of the sa me Month, at Eleven in the Forcnoon j the Court Baron, with the Leet, for Fakenham Lancaster, on Wednesday, the loth of the same Month, at Eleven ni the Forenoon ; the Court Baron for East Basham, on Thurs day, the 1 ith of the same Month, at Ten in the Forenoon ; and the Court Baron, with the Leet, for Sculthorpe, an the same Day, at One o'Clock in the Afternoon) when and where all Tenants are required to perform their Suit and Service, and to pay all their Arrears of Rents; and all Persons entitled to any Copyhold Lands and Tenements are required to be admitted thereto. Norwich, Oct. 30, GARDINER HARWOOD,, 1784 Steward. COURTS. NOTICE is hereby given, that the general COURTS BARON of WIllIAN WIGgeTT bul- wer, Esq; for his several Manors following, with his Majesty's Leets, will be holden and kept ( at the usual Places) on the following Days, viz. For the Manors of Thirning with the Members, Guestwick, Broseyards, Norton Hall and Denson's, otherwise Mendham Denson's, on Monday the First Day of November next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon ; and for the Manor of Briston Mawtbies, at Two o'clock in the Afternoon of the same Day: For the Manor of Crabgate Lancaster, in Wood Dalling, on Wednesday the Third Day of the same Month, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon: And for the Manors of Heydon with the Members, Selkirk Hall with the Mem. bers, Stinton and Oulton, Saxlingham and Leeches, at Two o'clock in the Afternoon of the same Day ; whcn and where the Tenants of the said Manors are required to attend to do and perform their several and respective Suits and Services, and to pay their Quit- rents which will be then due and In Arrear; and all Persons intitled to be ad- mitted to any Lands or Tenements holden of any of the said Manors, are also required to attend and be admitted thereto. WILLIAM BRERETON, Steward. YARMOUTH, Oct. 20, 1784. NOTICE to CREDITORS. THE Creditors of SAMUEL MASON, of GREAT YARMOUTH, in the County of Norfolk, Corn Chandler, are requested to meet at the Angel Inn at Great Yarmouth aforesaid, on Saturday the 13th D. y of November next, at Twelve o'Clock at Noon, to examine the Accounts of the Trustees of the said Samuel Mason, and to make a final Division of the said Samuel Mason's Effects : And all Persons indebted to the estate of the said Samuel Mason ( since he became a Bankrupt) are required forthwith to pay their respective Debts to Mr. William Steward, Attorney at Great Yarmouth aforesaid. THE Creditors, who have proved their Debts under a Commission of Bankrupt, awarded and issued against WILLIAM SPARKS, late of Little Wal- lingham, in the County « f Norfolk, Innholder, Dealer and Chapman, are desired to meet the Assignees of the said Bankrupt's estate and Effects, on Monday the First Day of November next, at Ten of the Clock In the Forenoon of the same Day, at the House of Thomas Tilbury, called or known by the Name or Sign of the White Swan, in St. Peter of Mancroft, in the City of Norwich, in order to as- sent to, or dissent from the said Assignees commencing, prosecuting, or defending any Suit or Suits at Law or In Equity for the Recovery of any Part of the said Bank, tupt's Estate and Effects ; and also to their compounding- submitting to Arbitration, ot otherwise agreeing any Mat let or Thing relating thereto, and on other special Affairs. Briston, Norfolk, Oct. 21, 1784. THE Creditors of WILLIAM BELL, late of Aylesham, in the said County, Gentleman, deceased, are requested to make out their Demands upon his Estate and Effects respectively, and send them to THOMAS MENDHAM, of Briston aforesaid, immediately, in order that a Day may be fixed to discharge the same ( of which further Notice will be given in this Paper) And all Per- sons now indebted t0 the said Estate and Effects are desired, within one Month from the Date of this Advertisement ( at furthest) to make Payment of such their Debts to the said Thomas Mendham, who is authorised by ELIza- beTH, Widow, Relict and sole Execturix of the said de- ceased, to recover, receive and give Discharges for the same. N. B. It it usual in Cases of this Nature, to talk of sueing if the Debts shall not be paid at the Time fixed. Nothing of the Hostile is inserted in the above Advertise- ment, because, as the Widow intends to honour every just Demand upon her late Husband, it is hoped all those who are indebted to the Property will be equally ready to dis- charge their Obligations. Estates purchased, disposed of, or superintended at One per Cent. Commission as usual. Money procured, Or advanced upon good Mortgage Securities, and several Sums, now. in Hand, may be had on such Pledges at mo- derate Interest by applying as I OCTOBer Norwich and London Coaches. THE PROPRIETORS of the above Carriages hope the Public will think them perfectly justi- fiable in taking the following necessary Step, when it is considered that during the long and severe Contest in which so much Money has been given away— the Prices of Corn have considerably increased, and very heavy additional Duties, both on Horses and Car- riages, have taken place. UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED, That from and after the Seventh Day of NOVEMBER NEXT the Prices of travelling be raised to their ORIGINAL RATES, as under, viz. For all such light Carriages as do not carry more than four Insides, and one Outside £ 1 11 6 each Inside. For all other Carriages £ 1 8 o each Inside. OUTSIDES HALF PRICE. No more than 14lb. Luggage allowed each. OverWeight 1 1/ 2d per Pound. Hares 1 s.— Pheasants 6 d.— Partridges 3 d.— each.— every Thing else 1 1/ 2d. per Pound. For the Newmarket Coach R. and J. L. Marsh, and Expedition, Gilbert and Miles. For the Bury Post Coach, J. Maulkin, J. Watson, Colchester Machine, ( and Co. Partie Carrie, and su- H. Repton, J. Crouse, ture Mail Coaches, and Co. For the Diligences, - John Roberts and Co. For the Mercury, - John Foster and Co. HIS is to give Notice, that the NORWICH and YARMOUTH MACHINE will on sunday next, October 31st, set out at Nine in the Morning and Two in the Afternoon, every Day ( Saturday's ex- cepted) till further Notice. N. B. Hearse and Mourning Coaches to lett, by their humble Servants, JOHN HOWES. JOHN EVERETT. JOHN SMITH. To be LETT, and may be entered upon im- mediately. ACommodious and genteel DWELLING- HOUSE, dry, and well situated in the Center of the Town of Fakenham, in Norfolk. The Stoves and other Fixtures will be lett with the House. Rent Moderate. Apply to Mr. Stokes, Attorney, at Fakenham. To be SOLD, THE next TURN to the United Rectories of ASHWICKEN and LEZIATE. inthe County of Norfolk. For further Particulars apply to Foster, Son and Unthank, Attornies in Norwich. To be SOLD, TWO POST- CHAISES, in good Repair, one of which has a Box occasionally to be fixed on. Enquire of Mr. Matthew Drake, of Stanhoe, near Burnham, Norfolk. A SALE. By JOHN WRIGHT, from NORWICH, AT the Bull Inn, at Brandon, in Suffolk, on Wed- nesday the 3d of November, will be a Sale of HOUSHOLD FURNITURE; comprising a Four- post Bedstead, with beautiful yellow Moreen Furni- ture, an excellent Goose Feather Bed in a superfine bordered Tick, Blankets, See. eight other very good Beds as they Hand, Mahogony and other Tables and Chairs, Looking- Glasses, Variety of Kitchen Furni- ture, Glass, China, and Queen's Ware, See. The Sale to begin at Ten o'Clock, and continue till all is sold. To be SOLD by HAND, By RICHARD EVERETT, On Thursday the 4th Day of November, 1784, AT the late Widow RACKHAM'S in Wymond- ham, known by the Name of the Great Park Farm, in Norfolk, confifting of Six good Cart Horses, fome Cows, Hogs, two good Road Carts, two Tum- brels, Waggon, Plows, Harrows, Cart and Plow Harness, Dairy and Brewing Utensils, and House- hold Furniture, and Implements of Husbandry. tj- The Sale to begin at Nine o'Clock, and con- tinue till all are Sold. To be SOLd, ACompleat and very desirable BREWING- OFFICE, with Malting Office, & c. situate at Col- TISHALL, in Norfolk, now in the Occupation of Mr. D. Postle, and very near the navigable River to Yarmouth. Also all the PUBLIC HOUSES belonging to the above Brewing- Office. The Whole rented at more than 2201, a Year. For further Particulars apply to Mr. John Howse, of North Walsham, in Norfolk ; or to Messrs. Foster, Son and Unthank, Attornies in Norwich. To be SOLD together,' AMESSUAGE, Barn, Stable and other con- venient Outhouses, with about 50 Acres of good Arable and Pasture Land in Gresham, in the County of Norfolk, Part Free and Part Copyhold, in the Occupation of Joseph Eglenton, at 40I, per Annum. Also a MESSUAGE, Barn and other convenient Out- houses, with about 40 Acres of Arable and Pasture Land in Aylmerton, in the said County, Part Free and Part Copyhold, in the Occupation of Thomas Cable, at 25!. per Annum.— The Tenants will shew the Premises. Seven Hundred Pounds of the Purchase Money may re- main on the Estates. For Particulars enquire of Mr. Carter or Mr. Howse, North Walsham. A WATER MILL. To be SOLD, A Very good DWELLING HOUSE, and near . 20 Acres of Land, and a Compleat Water- mill, all adjoining and situate at Gressenhall, near East Dereham, in the County of Norfolk. The Mill contains two Pair of French Burr Stones and two Flour- mills, and is capable of cutting and dressing four lasts of Wheat in a Week ; and the going Geers are all in excellent Condition. The Premises have a Right of Common over two exten- sive Commons. Part of the Purchase- money may remain upon the Pre- mises. For further Particulars and Price apply to Mr. Crisp, Attorney at Law, at Dereham ; or Mr. Cooper, Attorney st Law, in Norwich. BREWERY and MALTING. To be SOLD, or LETT, On reasonable TERMS, THE BREWERY at CAWSTON, in the County of Norfolk, with proper Offices and Store Rooms, Malt House, Barn, Stables, Yards, Garden, and Orchard containing about two Acres of Land, and a corn- pleat Dwelling- houfe upon the Premises, in exceeding good Condition, as are the Whole of the Buildings, hav- ing been enlarged and improved at a considerable Expence, and from the Situation may command a large Trade, there being Only one common Brewhouse in this Part 0/ the County within the Distance of eight or nine Miles. From thirty to one Hundred Acres of fine Arable and, and an other Malting Office now occupied with the Brewery, may be had for a Term of Years on Lease. For Price and Particulars enquire of Messrs. Foster, Son and Unthank, Norwich ; Mr, Leeder, Arminghall ; or at the Brewery in Cawston. To Soap Makers and Tallow Chandlers. TO be disposed of immediately, a capital OFFICE, with an established Trade in both those Branches.— The Situation is peculiarly convenient for a Supply of Wood Ashes, of the best Quality, on rea- sonable Terms ; and for the Disp0sal of the waste Ashes.— The Fixtures and Utensils are very substantial, and well adapted for carrying on an extensive Trade. For Particulars enquire or Joseph Sparshall, Yar- mouth, Norfolk. To be SOLd. Together or in Lots, agreeable to the Purchaser, ACapital FREEHOLD MANSION- HOUSE, at MATTISHALL, in the County of Norfolk, con- sisting of a Hall and two good Parlours in Front, a small Parlour, Kitchen, and convenient Offices backward, five Lodging Rooms and very good Garrets, with CoaCh- house, Stables, Granary, and other necessary Buildings, Brick and tiled, and in good Repair, with Plantation, large Pleasure and Kitchen Garden well planted with choice Fruit Trees, and about twenty Acres of rich Pasture and Arable Land, late in the Occupation of Mr. Broadbank. Also a MESSUAGE and Garden, Part walled in and planted with good Fruit Trees, in the Occupation of Mr. Wace, at the yearly Rent of jl. Also a good FARM- HOUSE, Barn, Stable, and other convenient Outhouses, together with thirty- five Acres of rich Pasture and Arable Land, lett to a good Tenant at the yearly rent of 36I. Also a COTTAGE near the said Farm house, in good Repair, lett at the yearly Rent of 2I. 12s. 6d. N. B. The Estate has a Right of Commonage on two extensive Commons, and is moderately assessed to the Land Tax ; John Boles, at the Mansion house, will shew the Premises. For Price and further Particulars apply to Mr. Bailey Bird, Land- Surveyor, Norwich. Also to be SOLD, a good ESTATE, situated at leziATT and BAWSey, near Lynn - enquire as above. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By EDWARD CRANE, On Monday next, the First Day of November, 1784, pre- cisely at Three, at the King's Head, in the Market- place, Norwich, lOT 1. A Very compleat FARM, situate in Earlham, near Norwich, containing about 300 Acres of extensive good Land, now in the Occupation of Mr. Garthon. II. A PUBLIC- HOUSE in St. Stephen's, In Norwich, called the CrowN, with Stable adjoining. In the Occupi- tion of Mr. Chalker; with a good Store Cellar in the Oc- cupation of Mr. Stackhouse Tompson. IU. A new- built MALTING OFFICE, in the above Crown Yard. IV. A DWELLING- HOUSE in St. Stephen's, in the Occupation of Mr. Goodings; with a Malting- office, Coach- house, Stables and Tun houses adjoining. V. Several TENEMENTS in St. Stephen's, called the QueeN CHArLotte Estate, lett at about 30I. a year. For further Particulars apply to Mr. Robert Marsh, Captain Stevens, Mr. James Smyth, or Messrs. Foster, Son, and Unthank, Attornies in Norwich. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By RICHARD BACON, On Tuesday next, the 2d of November, and the following Day, at the Shop of PHILIP Wood, UPHOLSTereR, In the CocKEy LAne, NORWICH, THE STOCK in TRADE and HOUSHOLD FURNITURE of the said Philip Wood. The Stock In Trade consists of a greatVariety of Wilton, Scotch, and Bedside Carpets, and Paper hangings of the newest Pat- terns ; superfine and common Blankets, Rugs, Quilts and Counterpanes ; Damasks, Moreens, Cheneys, Manchester Stripes and Checks, Linseys, Sackings and Tickings ; Laces and other Furniture for Beds; Hair Seating,& c. See. The Furniture is almost new, and in excellent Condition, The Sale will begin each Day at Ten o'clock. The Goods may be viewed on Monday preceding the Sale, and Catalogues may then be had of the Auction- eer, and the Place of Sale. YArMOuTH, Oct. 28, 1784. To be SOLD by AUCTION, By Order of the Underwriters, on Wednesday next, the 3d Day of November, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, on the West Side of the River, opposite the Crane, ABOUT Ten Hundred Twelve Feet, and Two Hundred Ten Feet Three inch WHITE WOOD DEALS, Part of the Cargo of the Ship ChriStianIa, Captain Jsmes Dahll, from Frederickstadt, which may be viewed by applying to Mr. Robert Warmington, Merchant in Yarmouth, To be SOLD by AUCTION, By JAMES GARTHON, At the King's Head, in the Market- place, Norwich, on Wednesday next, the 3d Day of November, between the Hours of Three and Four, subject to such Conditions of Sale as will then and there be produced, the following ESTATES in ST. STepHen'S : LOT I. A Capital DWELLING- HOUSE, - room sufficient to contain 200 Pipe » of Wine, a double Coach- house, a Four- Stall Stable and Stable Yard, in the Occu- pation of Colonel Gobbett ; a Dwelling house and conveni- ent Offices, in the Occupation of Mr. Bastow ; a Tenement in the Occupation of Mrs. Hicks ; a Tenement in the Oc- pation of Mr. Boyles; and a Tenement in the Occupation of Mrs. Smith. II. A TENEMENT in the Occupation of Mrs. Whitby; a Tenement in the Occupation of Mrs. Elvin; and a large Garden walled in, and planted with the best Sort of Fruit Trees. III. A TENEMENT, Coach- house, Stable, and a large Warehouse, Wood- house, tWo Stables and Hay Chamber, in the Occupation of Mr. Francis and Mr. Canham. The above Estatcs are in good Repair, and moderately assessed to the Land Tax. For further Particulars enquire of the Auctioneer, and of Mr. Henry Dibson, Carpenter, Norwich. Briston, Norfolk, Oct. to, 1784- To be SOLD by AUCTION in Lots, At the House of James Simmons, known by the Sign of the Half Moon, in Briston aforesaid, on Tuesday the 26th day of November, between the Hours of Two and Five in the Afternoon, subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall then and there be produced ( unless before disposed of by private Contract, in which Case Notice thereof will be given in this Paper), LOT 1. ALL that MESSUAGE or Farm- house in Briston aforesaid, standing there against Walsingham Way, together with the Barns, Stables, Out- houses, Yards, Gardens, Orchards, upwards of One Hun- dred and Eighty Acres of Land, and Two Tenements near the chief Edifices, suitable for Labourers on the Farm. This capital Lot ( except the Two Tenements) is under a Fourteen- year Lease, made to Mr. William Burton, the present Tenant, of which Ten Years will be unexpired at Michaelmas next ; the annual Rent One Hundred and Thirty Pounds; the Buildings in general are nearly new, bricked, tiled, substantially built and very conve- nient ; the Land is kind soiled, whole- year, in high Con- dition ( and under Covenants that will keep it so), it is chiefly inclosed with thrifty well set Fences. Great Part of the said Land adjoins the House, and the Whole lies con- tiguous. N. B. One Thousand Pounds, Part of the Purchase Mo- ney , to remain for a Term of Years, on Security of the Pre- mises at Interest. LOT II. All that double TENEMENT, in the Use of Messrs. Thomas and Joseph Williams, in the same Parish, pleasantly situated on Chapel Green there, with the Barn, Stable and Seven Acres of rich enclosed whole- year Land, forming a pretty Homestall at the Back of the Buildings. This Lot is under Lease ( or the same Term as above. The Capital Tenant is Mr. Joshua Palk; the annual Rent. I2l. x2s. LOT UI. All that TENEMENT, in Briston aforesaid, near Monge Green, with a small Barn and Twenty- four Acres, of enclosed whole- year Land ( divided into Six Pieces) adjoining to, or very near the said Tenement. The Tenement and Three Acres, Part of this Lot, are in the Use of Robert Riseborough, Tenant at Will; yearly Rent 5I. 10s. Twenty one Acres, Residue thereof, are un- der Lease for the Term before mentioned, to Mr. John Johnson ; Rent of the Twenty- one Acres 14I. per An- num.— All this Lot is Freehold, LOT IV. All those Eighteen Acres and Two Roods of LAND in Briston aforesaid, whole year and enclosed, ly- ing there next the Highway leading from Briston towards Edgefield, divided into Three Pieces, one of which pro- duces excellent Brick Earth ; the Whole is in the Use of Mr Thomas Paul; annual Rent 12l. 12s. N. B. Every Lot has an unlimited Right of Commonage for great Cattle upon all the Commons in the Parish, which ( though not over fertile) are very extensive, Tenure, Outgoings, Price and further Particulars may be had by applying to Mr. Thomas Parker at Faken- ham ; Mr. William Grieves, or Thomas Mendham of Bris- ton aforesaid. WHEREAS JOHN KITTON, Apprentice to Mr. ROBInSoN, Taylor, of Bungay, did on Sa- turday the 16th of October, 1784, absent himself from his Master's Family, and his not since been heard of ( except be- ing seen at Diss the same Day): Had on a loose wrapping Coat and Leather Breeches, is rather lame of both Feet, and is supposed to have taken the London Road ; he is a short Lad, between fifteen and sixteen Years of Age : — Whoever will be kind enough to detain him, and advise Mr. Samuel Kitton, Glover, of Norwich, of the same, shall be suitably rewarded, and receive the Thanks of his Friends. in a short Time will be published, ASERMON, preached by the Reverend Mr. DAVID PRICE, Vicar of 0rMrsBy. at the Visitation of the Archdeacon, the 13th Day of this Month, at Yarmouth. PRICe SIX - PENCE. The Profits, if any will arise, Mr. Price will appro priate to the CHARITY SCHOOL at OrMeSBy ST. MAK- GAreT'S. To be SOLD by AUCTiON, On Thursday next, the Fourth Day of November, at BUNGAY ( taken down and dispofed in Lots for the Con- veniency of Purchasers), THE Building Materials of DiTchingHAM MILL, consisting of Deal Balks, Studs and Joists of different Scantlings, both Oak and Fir, several Square of good Flooring, a large Quantity of Weather Boarding, twenty or thirty thousand. Bricks, several Hundred Pantiles, Doors, Windows, and many other Articles.— May be viewed by applying to Mr. Plowman. N. B. The above are very good, as the Mill was but lately erected.— Sale begins at Eleven o'clock in the Fore- noon. To be SOLD by AUCTION, On Friday next, the Fifth Day of November, at the Dwelling- house of Joseph Bayfield, of wesT BECKHAM, in the County of Norfolk, THE entire FARMING STOCK, consisting of Cows, Heifers, Horses, Swine; Implements of Husbandry, viz. one Waggon, two Carts, Plows, Harrows, Harness, Sec. See. Brewing and Dairy Utensils, and the greater Part of the Household Fur- niture ; with eight Acres of Turnips, and a Parcel of Hay The Sale to begin at Ten o'Clock. To be SOLD by AUCTION, At the Custom House in Yarmouth, on Thursday the Eleventh Day of November next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, ABOUT Three Thousand Gallons of GENEVA, One Hundred Seventy Gallons of BRANDY, and Eighty Gallons of RUM ; which may be viewed the Morning before the Sale begins. ESSEX, SUFFOLK, and NORFOLK NAVIGABLE CANAL from LONDON to NORWICH and LYNN. By SUBSCRIPTION, Ready for the Press, and speedily will be published, Price Five Shillings, half Bound, dedicated by permission to THOMAS Berney BRAMPSTON and JOHN BULLOCK, Esqrs. Representitives for ESSEX; Sir JOHN ROUS, Bart, and JOSHuA GrIGBy, Esq; Representatives for SUFFOLK ; Sir EdWArD ASTLEy and Sir JOHN WODeHOUSe, Barts. Representatives for NORFOLK ; ATREATISE addressed to the Nobility, Gentry, Land Owners, Merchants, Traders, Far. mers and Manufacturers of the Cities and Towns in those Counties, and also the City of London. Containing a full and particular Account of the numerous Advantages which will accrue to them, if a Navigable Canal was immedi- ately cut from London through the interior Parts of the above Counties to Norwich and Lynn. Pointing out the Advantages which will accrue from such an Undertaking to the Kingdom in general, and to the Cities of London and Norwich, and Town of Lynn, in particular. AS also to above Sixty Market and Manufacturing Towns, and near Seven Hundred Villages, through and near which it is proposed to pass; which Communication will always prevent a Scarcity or Monopoly of Corn or Coals in the London Market, Also shewing the amazing Saving of Land carriage, nnd the immense Numbers of Acres of Land now engrossed for growing of Horse Corn, only for Horses employed in Land carriage in these three Counties, which may be Converted to other Uses, as well as be the Means of doubling, and in many Places trebling, the Value of Land and Produce, by a speedy, easy, and cheap Conveyance to a Market for Consumption or Expor- tation ; and » certain and constant Supply of Oak Timber for the Royal Navy, as 28, o0o Oak Trees are proposed to be planted at proper Distances on the Banks of the Canal. Including likewise an Estimate of the whole Ex- pence, and Mode of raising the Money necessary to carry it into Execution, on the most easy, certain and expediti- ous Terms, and the extraordinary interest it will produce. As also a Scheme for the Repayment of the Principal in a few Years, and for rendering the Shares of original Sub- scribers a valuable and immense Freehold Income for ever. Illustrated with a geographical whole Sheet Map of the Passage which the proposed Canal is intended to take through the three Counties : As also with two Views; the one of the Duke of Bridgewater's amazing Aqueduct over the River Irwell, In Lancashire, wiih his Grace's Barges sailing thereon, forty Feet above the River, and Barges also passing under it, and on the River, at the same Time : the other the View of the subterraneous Passage of the great Staffordshire Canal above a Mile under Ground, at the great Hill Called Harecastle. The whole shewing the Utility and Importance of inland Navigation. By an ESSEX FREEHOLDER. At this present Time, when the Princes of France, Po- land, and Russia, are setting Examples of this kind, for the Promotion of Commerce and Agriculture, the Author flatters himself the above Work is not beneath the Notice ( if not of the Prince) at least of the present Prime Minister the Son of the immortal Chatham. Those Noblemen, Gentlemen, and others, who wish to promote and encourage this useful, instructing, and enter- taining Treatise, are requested to transmit their Names as soon at possible to the Printers of the Norwich, Ipswich and Chelmsford Newspapers; Mr. Debrett, Booseller Piccadilly ; or to Mr. Andrews, Printer and Bookseller, No. 10, Little- Eastcheap, London, as it is intended only to print such a Number as to answer the expected Demand. N. B. No Subscription Money is desired till the Book is ready to be delivered, which will be on the First of De cember next at farthest, at which Time the Book will be delivered, and the Subscription called for, The Subscribed Names will be printed, if permitted The East India Company's Sale of TEAS being ended, fresh TEAS are now on sale at the NeW NORWICH, At such greatly reduced Prices, as may properly prevent any Families, & c. from having Occasion to send for them to LONDON. N. B. This Warehouse was, from the Year 1783, kept open during the Excise- Office Hours only, and for the Sale of no other Article than TEA, but is now opened without being limited to those Hours ( yet not kept open by Candle- light) for the Sale also of SILKS and SATTINS: black, white and coloured Mantuas, Lustrings, & c. & c. \ Ell, J, and Yard- wide Modes 5 black Lace, & c. SILK HANDKERCHIEFS curious rough Hollands and Lawns; also MuslinS Nankeens, Coffee, Spices, and other EAST and WEST INDIA ARTICLES, WHOLESALE and RETAIL. Fine Hysons at 8J. 8d.— 3s.— 7s. 8d.— and 7s. 4a. per lb. ordinary lower, and other Teas in Proportion. All Goods to be paid for in Cash or Bills at, or be- fore their Delivery. IRISH GIANT. Just arrived in this City, and to be seen at the SWAN WITH TWO NECKS, in the Market- place, till Saturday next, and positively no longer. MR. O'BURNE IS indisputably the tallest Man now existing: the modern living Colossus, or wonderful Giant, is near Eight Feet high. This astonishing Part of the human Specie hath already been inspected by great Numbers of Nobility and Gentry at St. Faith's Fair, who allow him to be of a stupendous Height. His admirable Symmetry and Proportion engages the Attention, and his Voice corresponds with his Magnitude he is possessd of a great Deal of Vivacity and Spirit, and gives the inquisitive Mind an agreeable Entertainment. Likewise Miss HAWTIN, the celebrated Warwick- shire young Lady, born without Arms, and Will mark with her Toes in as compleat a Manner as with Arms and Hands; she also cuts curious Watch Papers, & c. tee. To be seen from Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, till Eight in the Evening. *,* Admittance to Ladies and Gentlemen is.— Trades- men 6d.— Servants only 3d.; a Price by no Means adequate to such Curiosities. LOST, but supposed to be Stolen, from the House of JAMES FEARING, of Watlington, in the County of Norfolk, a WATCH, with his Name on the Face in capital Letters instead of Figures, and the Watchmaker's Name on the Face, BETSON, London, with a large Silver Seal, engraved with J. F. on it.—• Whoever has found the said Watch, and will bring it to the said James Fearing ; or if Stolen, will give In. telligence to him, so that it may be recovered again, shall receive HALF A GUINEA Reward. Town of WATTON, in the Hundred of WeY- LANd, in ths County of Norfolk. LOST, supposed to be Stolen, on the 14th Day of October, 1784, from out of the Pasture of Mr. Saffory, of Syderston, in said County, a Black Horse HOBBY, aged, about foureen Hands high, hanging Mane, switch Tail, and blind of his off Eye, a little white on his hind Feet, and a Knot under his Belly from rowelling, rather to the neat Side, the Property of Tho- mas Lacey, of Watton. Whoever shall apprehend or dis- cover the Person or Persons who stole, or was concerned in stealing he said Horse Hobby, so as he or they be there- of lawfully convicted, will be entitled to and paid the Sum of TEN GUINEAS ou: of the Treasury of the Association for apprehending and convicting of Horse stealers within the Hundred of Weyland and the adjacent Hundreds, im- mediately after such Conviction, agreeable to the Purpose of certain Articles bearing Date the 18th Day of October, 1769 EDWARD STEVENS. Treasurer. Town of WATTON, in the Hundred of WEY- LAND, in the County of Norfolk. LOST, supposed to be Stolen, on the 22d Day of September, 1784, from the said Parish of Watton a Brown Mare HOBBY, aged, about thirteen Hands high with a Star low on her Forehead, and a Snip on her Nose, with a Piece of her right Ear off, near Foot behind white, hanging Mane, switch Tail, and a Saddle Spot on the near Side, the Property of Stephen Nurse, of Watton Whoever shall apprehend or discover the Person or Persons who stole, or was concerned in stealing the said Mare Hobby, so as he or they be thereof lawfully convicted, will be entitled to and paid the Sum of TEN GUINEAS, out of the Treasury of the Association for apprehending and convicting of Horse- stealers within the Hundred of Wey- land and the adjacent Hundreds, Immediately after such Conviction, agreeable to the Purport of certain Articles bearing Date the 18th Day of October, 1769. EDWARD STEVENS, Treasurer. MARK - LAN E, Oct. 25. There being few vessels from Essex or Kent, the wheat market was small to day, and such samples as were really fine sold brisk at last week's prices, but the midling and ordinary sorts were dull, and rather cheaper. Though the quantity of barley here Was considerable, it was taken off free, and it full as high prices as last week. A small parcel or two of boiling peas were this morning sold at 42s. or upwards, but as there were enongh here to supply the most necessi- tous buyers, we doubt whether any Would now exceed 40s. per quarter. A pretty largre arrival from the distant counties has reduced the price of horse corn near 1s. per quarter. New tick beans 6d. and malt is. dearer. AEROSTATION. An authentic and circumstantial journal of every Aero- siatic experiment made in Europe. 1st Experiment. 21st November 1783, the Mar- quis d'Arlandes J and M. Pilatre de Rozier ascended in a Montgolfier, or balloon filled with rarefied air, from the Buette, ut 54 minutes past one o'clock, and their voyage lasted from 20 to 25 minutes. 2d. The first aerostat filled with inflammable air ascended from the Thuilleries on the 1st of December 1783, at 40 minutes past one, and the ingenious dis- covesers, as well as adventurers, were, Messrs. Charles and Robert. Their voyage lasted two hours and five minutes. The same day M. Charles mounted alone, and con- tinued aloft 35 minutes. 3d The grand Montgolfier of Lyons was elevated at Lyons on the 19th of January 1784; and the tra- vellers were Mess. Joseph Montgolfier, Pilatre de Rozier, the Comte de Lauraucin, the Compte de Dampiere, the Prince de Ligne, the Compte de la Porte and M. Fontaine, The immense machine took fire, but they descended without injury in about 15 minutes, . 4th. At Milan, on the 25th of February, the Compte Andreani, Mess. Augustin Gerli, and Ch. Jos. Gerli, ascendcd, and continued in the air about 2o minutes. 5th. Mr. Blanchard made his first experiment, and ascended from the Champ de Mars, near Paris, '. on the 2d of March, at half past 12 o'clock, and con- tinued an hour and 15 minutes in his voyage. 6th. On the 13th of March the Compte Andreani and two companions, ascendcd again at Milan, to the heighth of 850 toises, and travelled seven miles. 7th. At Dijon, 0n the 25th of April, Mess. de Morveau and Bertrand ascended at 48 minutes past four, and were one hour and 37 minutes in the air. 8th. At Marseilles, on the 8th of May, Mess. Bonin and Maret were elevated in an aerostat fifty feet in diameter, named le Marseillois; they were only seven minutes in the air, and travelled a mile and a half. — 9th. At Strasbourgh, on the 15th of May, A bal- loon was raised with two persons ; but the voyage did not succeed. 10th. At Rouen, on the 23d of May, M. Blanchard made his second voyage ; he travelled one hour. 11th. At Marseilles, on the 19th of May, Mess. Maret and Bremond went up again- in the Marseillois. It went rather higher than before, but it took fire, pretty roundly, that he was neither seen in his assent or descent. , 25th. Mess. Blanchard and Sheldon ascended at Chelsea, near London, on the 16th of October at eight, minutes past twelve; Mr. Sheldon alighted at Sunbury, and Mr. Blanchard continued his voyage to Rumsey, distance seventy- three miles from Lon- don, which he performed in less than four hours. Mr. Carnet raised himself at Philadelphia in a balloon ; but the voyage was short, owing to its catching fire. Mons Moret failed in attempting to raise a Mont- golfier from Chelsea, near London. Mr. Tytler also tried the experiment several times at Edinburgh, with the same ill- fortune ; and Mr. Keegan shared the like fate in London From these experiments which have been made with the Montgolfier, or balloon inflated with rarified air, it is evident, that for purposes of use they can never be depended on. They are so subject to accidents, and at the same time so unwieldy, that they will hardly be used, except of a small size for entertain- ment. ORIGINAL TEA - WAREHOUSE. The first Place in London For Cheap Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate, Of the finest and most curious in Flavours, Is at EAGLETON's, the Grasshopper, opposite the London Tavern. Bishopsgate- street, near Cornhill. EAGLETON begs the Nobility, Gentry, Town and Country Dealers. Coffee- houses, Tea Gardens, & c. will not engage their orders for Tea, Coffee and Cho- colate, as he is determined to excell in quality and price. Therefore only requests Ladies, Gentlemen, Dealers, to favor him with their orders, mentioning the sorts and Prices they have used before the present reduction of the duties ; when they may depend on having the most Curious New tea of the latest IMPORTATION, which he engages shall far exceed their expectation, or he will return the money. Bohea Tea, is 9d to 1s 11d per lb. equal to what was sold at 4s 8d and 4s 10d per lb.— Congou Leaf, 2s. 2d. to 2s 4. d equal to 5, and 5s 4d— Congou Tea, 3s 8d equal to 5s 6d and 5s 8d— Good Congou Tea, 4s 8d equal to 6s and 6s 8d— Very good Congou, js 8d equal to 7s and 7s 8d— fine Souchong Tea, 6s 8d equal to Ss and Si 3d — Very fine ditto 8d equal to 9s and 10s— Superfine Ditto le( t imparted, 81 8d equal to IOI and 12s— Superfine Pekoe Tea, 8s Hd equal to 12s and 14s— Green Tea 2d to 3s 3d equal to 5s 8d— Good Singlo, 3s 8d equal to 6s 4d and 6s. 8d— Fine ditto, 4s 8d equal to 7s ond 7s 8d— Superfine ditto, 5s iid equal to 8s and 8s 8d— Hy- son, or Plain Gieen, 6j 8d equal to 94 and 9s 6d— Good Hyson or ditto, 7s 8d equal to 10s and 11s— Very good ditto, 8s 8d equal to lis and 12s— Fine ditto ditto, 9s 8d equal to 12s and 13s— Very fine ditto, 10s 8d equal ' : o 14s a id 16s— Superfine ditto, best imported, us 9d equal to 16s s^ d 18s— Superfine Cowslip Tea, 12s 8d equ « l to 18s and 21s— Superfine Gunpowder, 145 8d equal to 21 s. Good Roasted Coffee, 2s t0 2S 4d per lb. Fine ditto, 3s. to 3s 8d, tqusl to what was sold at j « to 6s per lb. A very fine Coffee, 4s 3d per ) b. such as is sold for Turkey, And superfine Turkey Coffee, 6i. per lb. equal to what was and is sold for 8s per lb. Good, fine and superfine plain Chocolates, 3s 3* 6d, and 4s per lb. equal to what was, and is sold at 48 6d to js p>! r lb'. Sir Hans Sloan's Milk, Churchman's Patent, and the finest Vanilla Choco- lates at 4s 6d per pound each Teas, & c. bought of him will have his name printed, and the price marked thereon. All goods must be paid for on or before the delivery. Good bills at a short date taken in payment; for which Tea, & c. can always be sent to the exact Amount. Orders wholesale or retail for town or country, by post or otherwise, sent to any part of London. and they escaped with great difficulty. 12th. At Lyons, on the 4th of June, in the pre- sence of the King of Sweden, M. Fleurant and Madame Tible ascended in a Montgolfier seventy feet in diameter. This was the first lady who ascended. Their journey lasted forty- five minutes, and they travelled about two miles. 13th. In Spain, on the 5th of June, M. Bouche, a young French painter, ascended in a Montgolfier made by order of the Infant Don Gabriel. It took fire, and he escaped with great difficulty. 14th. At Dijon, on the 12th of June, Mons. de Morveau and de Virly ascended, and made a voyage of one hour and two minutes. 15th. The Suffrein was raised from the Orphan- house at Nantes, on the 13th of June, at ten minutes past six o'clock ; the travellers were Mess. Constard, de Massi, and Mouchet. They were fifty- eight mi- nutes'. 16th. At Bourdeaux, on the 16th of June, Mess. Darbelet, des Granges, and Chalfour, ascended, and were up one hour and fourteen minutes. 17th. A grand Montgolfier was elevated at Versailles on the 23d of June, at forty- five minutes past four o'clock. The voyagers were Mess. Pilatre de Ro- zier and Proust. They were up forty- seven minutes.' ' It may be mentioned in this recital, that on the 11th of July, Mess. Miollan and Janinet failed in their public experiment, though 0n a previous trial their machine had elevated nine persons with 700 pounds oF ballast. 18th. The Mess. Roberts, and the Duke de Char- tres, ascended from St. Cloud on the 15th of July, and continued about forty- five minutes. 19th. Mess. Blanchard and Boby ascended at Rouen on the 18th of July, and were up two hours and fifty- five minutes. 20th. The same, Gentlemen ascended at Bour- deaux 0n the 26th of July, and traverfed the Ga- ronne, and the D0rkogne. 21st. On the 6th of August, Mess. Carny and Louchet ascended from Rhodes, and were up thirty- five minutes. 22d. On the 6th of September the Suffrein ascended again from the Orphan house. at Nantes. Mess. Coustard, de Massy, and Delaynes, were the voy- agers. It was up two hours and thirty- two minutes.: 23d, At London, on the 15th of September, Mr. Lunardi ascended, and continued in the atmosphere three hours and twenty minutes, in which time he travelled twenty- five miles. 24th. The brothers Robert, and M. Hulin, as- cended at Paris on the 19th of September from the Thuilleries, and in six hours and forty minutes tra- velled one hundred and fifty miles, Which is as yet the longest journey performed by aerostation, and In every particular the most complete. There is some doubt whether Mr. Sadlier ascended at Oxford on the 4th of October ; it being asserted J The Marquis d'Arlandes, one of the two first persons who ever adventured in a balloon to the upper regions of the atmosphere, was broke in the course of the late war on a charge of cowardice. StAtE LOTTERY, 1784. BEGINS Drawing the 22d of November; has not two Blanks to a Prize, and consists of only 36,000 Tickets, with the fame Number of capital Prizes as formerly, were in near double that Quantity of Tickets ; consequently it is obvious how singularly advantageous the present Opportunity is. for an unequalled Chance of ob- taining important Benefits. A. SHARMAN and Co. at the Repository, Back of the Inns, Norwich, respecfully inform their Friends in this City and County, and the adjacent Counties, that under Sanction of His Majesty's Royal Letters Patent, They have constructed such Modes of Adventure as they are convinced will be perfectly agreeable, being for the whole time of drawing, some including and some exempt- ing the small Prizes of 20I. and free from any Complica- tion, which however advantageous, they find has not been as pleasing as they could wish, from the Terms not being generally uederstood. SIXTEEN SHILLING ADVENTURE, by which will be gained, ( The Premium or Stake being returned if the Number is a Prize of 20I To Dr. S. FREEMAN, Physician to the Dispensary, op- posite Surrey- street, Strand, London, June 12, 1784. SIR, HAVING laboured under a relaxation of the whole nervous system many years, with violent pains In my back, head, and stomach, and at night when asleep with terrible frightful dreams, vain fears, lowness of spirits, and a total decline.— But by taking your Grand RESTORER of HUMAN NATURE, commonly called Fothergel's Chymical Nervous Cordial Drops, am restored to my pristine state, which cure I acknowledge for the benefit of my fellow creatures in general. JOHN TAYLOR, Late Master's Mate of his Majesty's ship Magnificent. Witness to the cure, John Wightman, Master of Ashley's Punch House, Ludgate Hill, London. This most valuable medicine is in bottles, free of duty, at 10s. 6d. 9s. and 4s. 6d. The following case is earnestly recommended to be read by unthinking youth, in order to deter them from de- bauching their constitutions with common prostitutes, viz. To Dr. FREEMAN. SIR, A Servant of mine was afflicted with a confirmed Vene- real Case for three Years; his private Parts were exceed- ing bad, and he endeavoured to secrete his deplorable Situation from me, applied to several of the Faculty for Relief, but grew worse : he at last lost his Sight totally, together with his Speech ; at which Time I sent for you, who restored him to his former Health and Vigour, by administering your invaluable Medicine Called GUTTA SALUTARIS, or Royal Antivenereal Diuretic Vegetable Drops Without Mercury. And in order that you should re- ceive an Emolument for your Grand Invention, and that the afflicted may know where to apply for Relief, without having their Constitutions destroyed by mal- practice, I do hereby certify the above to be fact. Witness my hand, s. AXTELL, Printer, King- street, West Smithfield, London, Witnesses, John Axtell, Printer, New- street, Shoe- lane ; J. Pratt, J. Richardson, and E. Johnson, booksellers. This Medicine called Gutta Salutaris, is in bottles of los. 6d, and 6s. each, a certain cure for all Venereal and Scorbutic Complaints, and Disorders in the Urinary Pas- sages, Gleets, Weaknesses, Rheumatisms, Gravel, & c. These two famous and long established Medicines are to be had no where in London, but of the Author, at his house, No. 292, opposite Surrey- street, Strand ; where may also be had, the Doctor's Treatise, 17th edition, price 2s. Letters, with the complimentary fee, will be answered and if the money be remitted, the medicines will be sent into the country. These Medicines may be had, genuine, of the Printer of this Paper. MAREDANT's ANTiScOrbUitc drops PREPARED by the proprietor, Mrs. MARY NORTON, Widow of the late JOHN NORTON, sur- geon, the inventor, the south side Of Golden Square, where they have been sold twenty- three years in bottles of 6s. and 10s. 6d, each. Any person doubtful of the effi- cacy of this medicine, may, by applying as above, be fully convinced of their good effects, by being referred to people Of credit, who have been cured of the leprosy, sea and land scurvy, ulcers, fistulas, piles, inflammations of the eyes, bilious cholic, blotches, or boils, St. Anthony's fire, pimpled faces, scorbutic gout, and rheumatism, and every other disorder arising from a foulness of the blood i and most effectual in the complaint called in France les Dartres, which appears on the back of the hands ; of this complaint Mrs. NoRTON- cured numbers in Paris last Win- ter ; it also perfectly eradicates ihat molt dreadlul disor- der, the scrophula, commonly called the King's Evil in which she was equally successful during her residence there :— A recent and most surprising cure has happily been experienced in London, of which the public may be informed by the testimony of Mr. Wakefield, NO. 12, King's Head Court, St. Martin's- le- Grand, of a child of eight years of age, deemed incurable by many of the fa- culty, from whose wounds in different parts of the limbs twelve pieces of bone worked out, and by the sole use of this valuable medicine is perfectly restored to health ; an additional proof of the superior merit of the inventor, my late hushand, whose concern for the injuries sustained by the public from the numerous impostors, gave the follow- ing caution in Feb. 1783. " The great repute of this in- comparable Medicine, has induced several ignorant impostors, who, pretending to a knowledge of my drops, have imposed a dangerous composition on the unwary." " Now I do hereby solemnly declare, That no person on earth was ever nude acquainted with the secret of Com- pounding and preparing my Drops, except Mrs. MARY NORTON my wife. And I do hereby offer a reward of One Hundred Guineas, to be paid on Conviction of my person or persons, who shall sell a spurious composition in my name, or counterfeit my hand- writing on any bill of directions " To which is subjoined, a faithful copy from his will. These testimonies will, I make no doubt, be sufficient thority to the. public. " I order and direct, that the act or secret of miking and preparing certain Drops, called MARDANT'S DROPS, which I now possess, and which I have com municated to my said wife, may be exercised and kept by her alter my death, for the benefit of herself, and my two children by her." Dated the 18th of July, 1781. These Drops may be taken in any season, they perfect digestion, create an appetite, and, by strengthening the stomach, act as a restorative to the most reduced constitu tions, and may be taken with safety by infants, and wo men during pregnancy. Books of Cures performed by this salutary medicine are given gratis at Mrs NORTON'S house; she continues the sale of the Asthmatic and Nervous Drops, and Pill prepared by her late husband, who invented these excellent medicines. The above Articles ate, by my Appoinment, sold by J. Crouse, at his Printing office and Medicinal Warehouse, in the Market- place, Norwich. The above Medicines, and all others which are sold by J. GROUSE . the Public may be assured are always in the highest Perfection : His Sale being large, occasions a continual fresh Supply of there. An Extract from Mr. RAIKES's GLOUCESTER Jour- NAL, February 23, 1784. WE beg leave to lay before our readers a copy of a letter from a respectable gentleman of the county of Gloucester, relative to the efficacy of a favourite medicine with the public, in the cure of the scurvy, gout rheumatism, children's eruptions, nervous complaints To Mr. SPILSBURY, Chymist,. Soho Square, SIR, LONDON. " EVERY body afficted with the scurvy should have recourse to your invaluable Drops. The cure they HAVe wrought on me, in a most violent scurvy, which discovered itself by a dangerous carbuncle on the back of my neck and breakings out in different parts of my body . particu- larly my legs, which was ulcerated to a very alarming de- gree, demands my grateful and public acknowledgments. On the 8th of January, 1783, by the approbation of my apothecary, I began to use your Drops ; I have regularly taken twenty- two small bottles, and though the disorder is quite overcome, I intend continuing them a little longer by way of precaution. I am, Sir, " Your obedient and obliged servant, JOHN WHITEHORN. " Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire." Also Mr. Peter Salmon, wool- man.; and Mr. Henry Roberts, bricklayer, both of Thetfotd, have authorized Mr. Watson, bookseller, in Thetford , Norfolk, to men- tion their address, as having been greatly benefited in their health by Mr. Spilibury's medicine. These valuable Drops are sold In the new- approved moulded Bottles of Five Shillings each, Duty included at J. Crouse's Medicinal Warehouse, In the Market- place Norwich, where Mr. Spilsbury's Treatise on the Scurvy Gout, Diet, & c. with the Particulars of Eighty Cures, is lent to read, gratis; Watson, Thetford.; Miller, Hales- worth ; Marshall, Lynn ; and Sexton, Bungay where Mr. Spilsbury's famous CANADA OINTMENT, used in burns, chilblains, sores, & c. may be had in boxes of is. each, Of whom may be had, Dr. THOMPSON'S Infallible - AGUE TINC- TURE which is prepared from the Receipt of the late Dr. THOMPSON', a Physician of Eminence in London, by his only surviving Son, a Surgeon of extensive Practice and acknowledged Abilities. It has neither taste or Smell, is gentle In its Operation, and certainly cures in eight or ten Days, as the following Letter clearly proves : To Mr. THOMPSON, SURGEON , Proprietor of the Infallible AgUE Tincture, SIR, BRISTOL, Dec. 29, 1782. Several Bottles of your Ague Tincture having been dis- posed of In this City, we have made particular Enquiries concerning its Efficacy, and have the Satisfactionto inform you, that it has not failed in one InstanCe making a com- plete Cure, We are, Sir, your very humble Servants, G. ROUTH, 7 Printer's Of Sarah W. ROUTH, Farley's Bristol Journal. Particulars of several Cures by this Tincture in the mosy obstinate Cases, after what is advertised under the Name Tasteless Ague and Fever Drops, the Bark, and a Variety of other Medicines had failed, may be seen at the Printers hereof, where it is sold, in round Bottles, at 6s. and 3s. each, Duty included. Be careful to ask for THOMPSON's AGUE TINCTURE. Dr. BURROWS's Original Vegetable Syrup, An acknowledged Specific in all VENEREAL and ScorbUtic Cases, and in a Complication ; Prepared only by the Proprietor, No. 5, MARK LANE, LONDON. THIS excellent Medicine, from the many cures it has performed in most extraordinary Casee, during an extensive Practice of full sixteen Years in this Kingdom, has acquired an Estimation superior to all others. It is comprised solely of the Essence of Vegetables,' without a Particle of Mercury, Antimony, or any Mineral's and has been confirmed by a long Course of Experience, as a sove- reign Remedy in the most desperate Venereal Cases, in all their most obstinate and painful Symptoms, particularly those in the Urinary Passage, whin Salivation and all the ordinary Means had left the unhappy Sufferer without Hope of Relief. Nor have its effects been less powerful in all Scorbutic and Scrophulous Habits, even those of the most Inveterate Degree, bordering on a Leprosy, and producing white dry Scabs, sometimes on the palms of the Hands, sometimes on the Elbows, and often over the whole BODY, appearing and disappearing from time to Time for several Years, till at length they terminate in a dry Scurf, gradu- ally enlarging. In a Word, it has been found an Antidote to the Scurvy in general, and thereby happily averted those ills it entails upon Mankind, as the grand Source human Maladies. In Consumptive and broken Constitui- tions, where the Juices are impoverished by a too liberal Use of Mercury, it not only repairs the Havoc it has made, but removes those degenerate Gouts, Rheumatisms, and other Pains, which frequently torment the Patient af- ter the peculiar Symptoms or the Disease have long disap- peared. This Vegetable Remedy is so innocent in its Na- ture, and mild in its Operation, that it may be taken by Infants, pregnant Women, and Persons of the most de- licate Constitutions, without the least Danger or Inconve- nience. To extend the Utility of a Medicine so salutary to Man- kind by bringing it more within the compass of Patients in general, the Proprietor has reduced the Price from Half- a Guinea the Quart Bottle, at which it was hereto- fore sold, to Eight Shillings and Sixpence, Duty free. It may be had, together with a Dissertation on its Nature and Effects, and an Account of a great Number of Cures duly authenticated. Persons residing in the country, whose Cases may be at- tended with Symptoms particularly alarming by address- ing A Line ( Post paid to. DR BURRows, may depend on immediate Attention, and the most candid Advice. DR. BURROWS'S FEMALE ELIXIR, or Sovereign Remedy in difficult labours, is sold by Mr. J. Crouse, at his Medicine Warehouse, in the Market place, Nor- wich ; and Mr. Nicholson, Wisbech, at 7s, the Bottle Duty free. NORWICH: Printed by JOHN CrOUSE, in the Market- place.— Price THREE PENCE. NORFOLK PREACHERS. Appointed by the Right Rev. Father in God LEWIS, LORD BISHOP of Norwich, to preach at the Cathedral Church of Norwich from the last Sunday in October, 1784, to Tri- nity Sunday, 1785. Mr. Gunn, Rector of Sloley. Mr. Close, Rector of Carleton St. Peter. Mr. Castell, Rector of Carleton St. Mary. Mr. Forby, Rector of Barton All Saints. Mr. Yonge. Archdeacon of Norwich, Mr. Warburton, Archdeacon of Norfolk. Dr. Chapman, Archdeacon of Sudbury. Dr. Strachey, Archdeacon of Suffolk. loRD BISHOP of Norwich Mr. Hammond Rector of Pensthorpe. Mr. Lloyd, Vicar. of Holkham. . Mr. Dennison, Rect. of Great Hautbois. Mr. Weatherhead, Vicar of Easton. Mr. Druery, Rector of Mundesley. Mr. Crofts, Rector of Stratton Strawless Mr Chappelow, Rector of Burston. Mr. Young Rector of Neighton. . Dr. Hamonde, , Dr. Plumptre ; l.^ wodehoUse, Dr. Yates, J Mr. Leach, ' LORD BiSHOP of Norwich. Dr. LLOYD, Dean of Norwich. , Mr. Gibson, Rector of Winterton. . . Mr. Seal, Rector of Great Poringland. , Mr. Wilson, Rector of Buckenham. Mr. Kerrich, Vicar of Dersingham. The Master of corpus Christi Col. Camb. LORD BISHOP of Norwich. Dr. Lloyd, Dean of Norwich. POETS CORNER The EVER- GREEN. Addressed to J. C. Author of Verses to Miss C. I. FOND are the hopes enamour'd Youth portrays, Whose fancy'd LOVE is kindl'd by the blaze Of Fashion, Figure, Beauty, Grace and Mien, Which, gay as Summer, swell the gaudy scene : Yet, soon as Autumn's shade is over cast, FadeS, falls, and dies with Winter's keener blast. Not so the Man whose years, matur'd, descries The nobler Passion by the Ears— not Eyes : To him, the MIND has charms not subject to decay, But, cherish'd by possession, is ever gay: Fix d as the Pole, and as the Magnet kind, He's not the sport of Fancy's fickle wind : One Climate, Season, Temper, all serene, The Object of his Love is EVER- GREEN Norwich, 0ct. 13, 1784. ADAM.
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