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Lincoln Gazetter; or Public Advertiser

27/05/1785

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Date of Article: 27/05/1785
Printer / Publisher: Rose and Drury 
Address: Opposite the Bank near the Stone-Bow, Lincoln
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B A ivortifements, not exceeding Twenty Lines, are inferted at four Shillings and Six- pence each Time, and Three- pence for every four Lines above Twenty: [ Price Three- pence. ] F R I D A Y, May 27, 1785. [ Ready Money for Advertisements. ] To be SOLD by Auction, By Mr. PRESTON, On Monday the 30th Day of May, 1785, and the following Day, At the Dwelling- House of the late Mr. Joseph Tonge, of Stapleford, in the County of Lincoln, All the HOUSHOLD FURNITURE, & c. Consisting of Beddeads with Harrateen, Cheney, Cheek and other Furniture ; excellent Goose Feather Beds and Bedding; Mahogany and other Chests of Drawers; Dining, Card, Tea, and other Taules ; Chairs, Look- ing Glasses, & c.— Also a complete Assortment of good Kitchen Furniture, and other useful Articles, together with Glass, China, and Earthen Ware. The Sale to begin at Eleven o'Clock. 1 May i, 1785. LINCOLNSHIRE. Wintringham, Toft with Newton, Hackthorne, Theddethorpe, and Newball, To be Sold as under- mentioned, tHe Manor of wintringham, and a Freehold Estate there, CONSISTING of 2424 Acres and 36 Perches of well inclosed Land, in a high State of Culti- vation, with suitable Farm- houses, and Outbuildings, in good Repair, and several Cottages, let to Seventy- five Tenants from Year to Year, and includes Twenty capital Farms, and well Tenanted. N. B. The above Estate will be Sold in Lots, by Private Contract, at the House of George Bell, in Wintringham, unless previously disposed of Entire, t> F which timely Notice will be given. The Sale to begin on Monday the 17th of June, at Nine o'Clock in the Morning. Printed Particulars of the Lots will be ready to be delivered on Monday the 13th Day of June next, by • Mr. Bassett at Glentworth : Mr. George Tennyson at Raisin ; or, Matthew Peacock at Wintringham, the latter of whom will shew the Premises. To describe the very desirable Situation of Win- tringham, and the numerous and valuable Rights be- longing to . the Manor, would exceed the Bounds of a common Advertisement, therefore they will be attend- ed to in the printed Particulars above- mentioned. the Manor of Toft with Newton, Within Ten Miles of Lincoln, and Four of Raisin; and a Capital Freehold Estate in Toft and Newton ; consisting of 1968 Acres l Rood 1 Perch of old inclosed Arable, Meadow, and rich Pasture Ground, with suit- able Farm- Houses and Outbuildings, and Six Cottages, let to Sixteen Tenants from Year » o Year, and includes Ten convenient Farms, and well Tenanted. This Estate will be Sold in Lots, by Private Con- tract, at the White Hart, in Raisin, unless previously disposed of Entire, of which Notice will be given as aforesaid. The Sale to begin on Monday the 11th of July next, at Nine o'Clock in the Morning. Printed Particulars of the Lots will be ready to be delivered on Monday the 20th Day of June next, V the said Mr. Bassett and Mr. Tennyson ; and Mr. William Hodgson, or Mr. James Sawyer of Toft, will shew the Premises. Hackthorne Freehold and Leasehold Estates, Lately advertised to be Sold Entire, Consisting of Two Farm- Houses, with convenient Buildings, Two Cottages, and 1080 Acres < 2 Roods B5 Perches of Lani ; may be now treated for and bought in two or more Lots, by Private Contract. Theddlethorpe Estate, by Private Contract, A House and Outbuildings, and several Closes and Parcels of Padure and Meadow Ground, in the Occu- pation of Robert Sands, containing by Admeasure- ment 48 Acres, 1 Rood, and 37 Perches. Robert Sands will ( hew the Premises, Newball, near Lincoln, by Author.., At the Rein- Deer in Lincoln, on Friday the 17th Day of June next, between t' e Hours of Two and Five, a FREEHOLD ESTATE, consisting of 75 Aares 1 Rood and 7 Perches, of Woodland. Thomas Emmitt, of Sainton, near the Wood, will shew the Premises. Any Person desirous of treating by Private Con- tract for Wintringham ENTIRE, and Toft with newton. ENTIRE, the Hackthorne Estate ENTIRE or in LOTS, and the Theddlethorpe Estate, may for Price and other Particulars enquire of Mr. Bassett, er Mr. Tennyson. May I, 1785. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE COnTrACT, The Manors of Waltham and Barnoldly- le- Beck, in the County of Lincoln, adjoining each other, with A Freehold Estate at WALTHAM; CONSISTING or ACapital Mansion- House, and suitable Out- buildings ; also Two exceeding good Farm- Houses and convenient Buildings, and 797 Acres, 3 Roods, 15 Perches of well inclosed Land, Tythe free, and which is now occupied in Three Farms, by the Names of Hall- Farm, Middle- Farm, and Peak- Farm. N. B. To suit Purchasers the two following Lots, Part of the above, may be Sold separate. LOT I. The Middle- Farm, consisting of a good Brick and Tiled House, and ii8 Acres, 1 Rood, 12 Perches of Land, in a Ring Fence, 73 Acres whereof are Meadow and Pasture ; the Red Arable and an ex- cellent Corn Soil. LO T 2. The Peak- Farm, consisting of 350 Acres, in a Ring Fence, a good Turnip Soil, and will grow any Kind of Corn and Flax ; and the House bricked, tiled, and sashed, in the Centre of the Ground. Alio, in Waltham aforesaid, in the following Lots, LOT 1. A Farm- House, Homestead, and Cottage, " with Five Acres of rich old Inelofure, in the Possession of Mr. Raisbeck. LOT 2. Two Clofes of old Pasture, called Skeene Closes, adjoining Holton Lordship, containing 12 Acres, 2 Roods, in the Possession of Luke Rayner. Loi r 3. A Cottage and Garth, in the Possession of John Walker. LOT 4. A Close, used as a Skin- Yard, in the Pos- session of Mr. Healey. LOT 5. A House, Garth, and Close, in the Pos session of Robert Farmery. LOT 6. A House and Garden, in the Possession of William Markham. N. B. Waltham is conveniently situated for Mar- ket Towns; Eight Miles from Caistor, Ten from Louth, and Four from the Port of Grimsby : A very good Turnpike Road to the latter, where Corn may be shipped off to any Part of the Kingdom, and Coals and Lime very reasonable. Both the Manors abound with Game, and Fox Hounds and Harriers in the Neighbourhood. Tne Situation is pleasant, in a hilly Country, com- manding a very extensive Prospect of the Entrance of the River Humber, and the Yorkshire Side of that River for many Miles. For further Particulars enquire at the Hall- Farm in Waltham, where a Person will be ready to shew- the Premises; of Mr. Marshal of Killinghome ; Mr. Hurneis of Laceby ; Mr. George Tennyson of Market- Raisin, all in the said County of Lincoln ; or of Mr. Dyson of Bawtry in Yorklhire. SKIDBROKE, LINCOLNSHIRE. To be Sold by Auction, AT the House of Mr. John Sewel in Saltfleet, on Friday the 17th Day of June next, between the Hours of Two and Four of the Clock in the After- noon, subject to such Conditions as dull be then pro- duced, if not sooner disposed of by Private Contract, of which timely Notice will be given : A Messuage in Skidbroke, with the Homestead, Garden, and a Close of Pasture Ground, containing together by Edimation, about Five Acres, and in the Tenure of Henry Woodford. And one other Messuage in Skidbroke, with the Homestead, Garden, and a Clofe of Padure Ground, containing together by Estimation, about Eight Acres, in the Tenure of Matthew Parish. The respective Tenants will shew the Premises. N. B. Each House is entitled to Right of Common for Twenty- four Sheep, a Mare, and a yearling Foal, on the extenfive commonable Lands of Skidbroke and Saltfleet. For Pries and other Particulars apply to Mr. Phillips, Attorney at Law, in Louth. And to be Sold by PRIVATE CONTRACT, Four Assignments for^ ioo each, of the Tolls arising on the Lincoln Turnpike Road, called the North East Di- drict ; and two other Assignments for/" 7,5 each, of the Tolls arising on the Turnpike Road from Donington High Bridge to Langret Ferry, in the County of Lincoln. For Treaty apply to Mr. Chapman, Attorney, in Spilsby; Mr. Lely, Attorney, in Lincoln, or the faid Mr. Phillips in Louth. april 12, 1785. BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE. For READY MONEY only, AWAREHOUSE is opened for the Sale of good and approved Spirituous Liquors, where the Public may be advantageously supplied with any quan- tity not less than two gallons. Brandy — — — Gin 4s. 6 d. to Wiskey - - - Peppermint - - Anniseed - - - And other Compounds; By JOHN LANE, DEALER and IMPORTER. These Liquors are so capital in their smell and' taste, that some nice Judges have not been able to distinguish them from the best Brandy and Gin that are imported : The Brandy and Wiskey also make excellent Punch. N. B. JAMAICA RUM, FRENCH BRANDY and HOLLANDS GENEVA, neat as imported. RIVER WITHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE. AVIEW of the State thereof from the Grand Sluice at Bollon to Lincoln, of the several Side Becks and Drains running into the same, and the dif- ferent Works belonging to the General Drainage, will be taken on Thursday the 6th Day of June next, at Six o'Clock in the Morning, and the Two following Days; when the Attendance of such Noblemen and Gentlemen who arc General Commissioners for Drain- age is requested. By Order of the said General Commissioners, BANKES, CLERK. May, 1785. LINCOLNSHIRE. WANTED immediately a Youth of creditable Parents, as an Apprentice to a MERCER, LINEN and WOOLEN- DRAPER in good Trade. For Particulars enquire of W. H. SIMPSON, Horn- castle. A genteel Premium will be expected. Letters, Post paid, duly attended to. SATURDAY' POST LONDON, Thurfday, MAY 21. Vienna, April 30. A courier extraordinary arrived here the 23d instant, and brought advice that at the instigation of the Tuskish Admiral, the Grand Visier has been deposed, and his place given to Ismael Bey. It is said, that the latter, though a man of but mode- tate abilities, was the choice of his Highness, only on account of bis inclination for war, which the late Vi- sier endeavoured to avoid. This event cannot fail of giving a new face to public affairs. Comte de Daun, Chamberlain and Lieutenant Ge- neral Field Marshal, died here on the 19th instant, in the 59th year of his age. HOUSE of COMMONS. Wednesday, May 18. Mr. Rose presented the bill, to amend the gold and silver plate acts of last sessions, which was read the first time. Read a first time the navy bill. Received and read a petition from the Proprietors of the Birmingham canal.— Ordered to lie on the table till the report of the bill. Real a second time Bridport market Deferred the second reading of the Dudley canal bill to Wednesday. Ordered Spalding and Cheltenham road bills to be engrossed. Received and read a petition againd the two penny ScQts bill.— Oidered to lie on the table till the second reading of the bill on Friday, and counsel to be heard on both sides. Mr. Beaumont, from the Hawkers and Pedlars Of- fice, presented accounts of Hawkers and Pedlars licen- ces.— Ordered to lie on the table. Mr. Daw, from the Secretaries of State's Office, presented papers, with a list. Ordered to lie on the table. Received and read a petition againd the glass bill. Ordered to lie on the table. 01 the report being brought up from the Committee on the Trent, and Mersey navigation, Mr. Wilmot presented a petition from the proprie- tors of the Coventry Canal, praying to be heard by Counsel against the bill— After some conversation the House divided, when the numbers were, Ayes 23, Noes 85. Read a second time and committed for Friday, the bill to amend the glass act of last session.— The peti- tioners against the bill to be then heard by counsel. Read a second time Cromarty harbour bill. Ordered in an account of the monies arising from the duties on hemp, & c. Mr. Alderman Newnham gave notice, that to- mor- row he should move, that the further consideration of the corn bill be postponed till Tuefday. Deferred the Scotch Judges bill to Friday. Deferred Ways and Means and the Supply to Friday. Adjourned. There was last night a meeting of the General Cham- ber of manufacturers, when they entered into a dis- cussion of the sixteen amendments to the resolutions as propoled by Mr. Pitt, and make remarks on them tending to shew that they consider them in their amend, ed date as still pregnant with consequences fatal to the manufactures and commerce of this country. They also came to several resolutions expressive of their ap- prehensions on the subject, and of the absolute ne- cessity that there is for the manufacturing Communi- ties to petition Parliament that more time may be ob- tained for their discussion. Mr. Flood introduced into the Irish House of Com- mons his bill for a Parliamentary Reform read .1 first time,' and on a motion for a second reading, rejected by 112 to 62. Wednesday last an action was tried in the Court of King's Bench, brought by the fishermen of Harwich, against a person for importing fish taken by foreign- ers, contrary to ail of Parliament, and a verdict was obtained for lool. penalty. Tuesday being her Majesty's birth day, who enter- ed into the 42 year of her age, the compliments of I'IS nobility were paid, in consequence, at the drawing room; and in the evening there was a ball. at the Queen's house. Yesterday morning Admiral Sir Edward Hughes ar- rived in town from the East- Indies, and. after laying his documents bef° re Lord Sydney, was introduced by his Lordship to his Majesty, with whom he had the honour to have a conference of near two hours, upon the oriental transactions. A petition was yesterday presented to the House of Commons from Kidderminster on the alterations made in the Irish Propositions, desiring that time may be al- lowed fot further enquiries into the subject. The Nail- mongers of Dudley have presented a like petition, desiring the House will give sufficient time for obtaining a more perfect knowledge of the alterati- ons in the Irish Propositions: Also, a similar petition from the Glass- manufactures of Stourbridge. The following petitions praying for more time to consider upon the new Resolutions, are either present ed, or are expected to be so in a day or two, from the Glass- makers of Dudley. Cut- Glass manufactures of London. ' . Shoe- makers of Staffordshire. Potters of Staffordshire. Sail- makers of Lancashire, Iron manufacturers of Scotland. Birmingham. Bristol. County Meeting at Haddington. Shoe- makers of Westminster. Manchester, several. ' Tanners, Birmingham. Silk Weavers. Extract of a Letter from Shoreham, , may iy. " This day Capt. Henry Robcrts, of the Speedwell revenue cutter, brought into this port a large armed lugger,, supposed to be the famous Water Balloon, and commanded by the notorious out- law Pye Haps, with twenty- five other desperadoes; her cargo consist- ing of near 2000 gallons of spirits were landed at the Custom- house, and the Captain and crew put under confinement. This vessel was pierced for thirty swivel and two carriage guns; the crew attempted to sink her, which they would have accomplished had it not been for the exertions of his first officer. Saturday evening last as a gentlewoman who lives at Hornsey, nearly opposite the church, was returning from a friends house, she was stopped in Hanging- lane by three fellows, who demanded her money; at which instant her hushand and a farmer in the neigh- bourhood, who were in the way to meet and conduct her home, came to the spot and secured all the vil- lains, on whom they found several pistols and cutlasses. They were secured and properly guarded in the cage at Highgate till next morning, and then taken to the Public Office in Bow street, from whence they will committed to different prisons. This PAPER sent weekly to any Part of gREAT- brITAIN ( FREE OF POSTAGE) by Order addressed to ROSE and DRURY. * * GEORGE BRITON, Newsmam from Lincoln to Louth, through Wragby and Horncastle, sets out from Louth early every Thursday Morning, and returns with Papers the next. Morning. Persons residing upon or near the Road may be regularly supplied with this Paper by applying to him. The Island of Grenada is in so improving a state as to bid Fair in a few yesrs to be one of our most va- luable West- India possessions ; the French merchants still complain of the loss of it. The Resolution East- Indiaman, which is daily ex- pected to arrive, has been out from England ever since the 7th of March, 1779, during which time she has buried the captain, the officers and all the Crew, except a sail- maker and one boy. There are at this time an uncommon number of American Quakers in town ; these men, for the credit of their profession, have been regular in payment of the debts contracted before the war, during the war, and since the war has been over. On Wednesday last Lady Viscountess Falmouth was safely delivered cf a daughter, at his Lordship's house in South Audley- street. Last night a house in Conduit- street was broke open, and cash and plate carried off to the amount of 1201. SUNDAY'S POST. LONDON, Friday, MAY to. Extract of a Letter from Warsaw, April 13' " The day before yesterday judgment was pro- nounced in the noted affair of the conspiracy against Prince Czartoryski, General of Podolia. The woman called Ougroumoff was led before the Judges, and the definite sentence pronounced in her presence. She had flattered herself with the hopes of a trifling censure ; but the sentence came like a clap of thunder, to be ' marked with a hot iron as a calumniatress, and impri- soned for life. In consequence of which, yesterday she was put into a shabby cart, placed upon a bundle of straw, and taken to the place of criminal execution. A strong guard, and a party of Uhlans, attended to repress the factious spirit of the populace. The officers of Justice conducted the criminal to the gal- lows, to which, when the had been tied, a number of papers, full of her impostures, were burned before her face. The executioner afterwards marked her with a hot iron upon the left shoulder. She uttered the most piercing cries while the punishment was inflicted, and fainted at the conclusion of it. She was then replaced upon the cart, covered with a mantle and conduced to prison, from whence she is to be transported to Dantzick. " The body of Duke Leopold of Brunswick, has been found in the Oder, about 200 paces from the place where he sunk in his unfortunate attempt to succour the inhabitants." HOUSE OF COMMONS. Thursday, May 19. Read a second time the Exchequer Loan bill. Read a second time the bill to enable the Chancellor of the'Duchy of Lancaster to sell lands. Read a second time the Navy Bills bill. . Read a second time the new Excise bill. Several orders of the day were deferred. The House in a Committee went through the bill for transferring the custody of the Gibraltar prize- money from the Commissioners to the regimental agents, and ordered it to be read a third time. The bill for raising a tax on shops towards the sup- plies of the current year being read a first time, Mr. Alderman Sawbridge, after observing on its partial and oppressive tendency, declared, that in every stage it should meet his determined opposition. Mr. Fox desired to know, whether the collection tax was to be regulated by the rent of the shop alone, Or by that of the house to which it belonged. Mr. Rose replied, that the quota of the tax was to be regulated by the rent of the house, and that the shop merely served to determine on what houses the tax should be raised. Mr. Fox then observed, that it was certainly a house tax under another name; and that it was equally un- , just and oppressive, as there were many houses of which the shop formed an inconsiderable part, which in others the reverse was the case. His objections, however, he added, he would reserve for the second reading of the bill. Mr. Alderman Newnham atraigned very strongly the tendency of the bill. Lord Surrey thought the tax under certain modifica- tions would prove equally productive and proper, as it was certainly a tax on consumption. The bill was then ordered to be read a second time on Monday next. The Sheriffs of the City of London presented a petition, signed by the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, against the shop tax, praying that it might not pass into a law.— Ordered to lie on the table. Adjourned. The grand points which the Dean of Gloucester establishes, in his " Reflections on the present matters in dispute between Great- Britain and Ireland," are, that the Resolutions ought not to pass at present, and that they are inadequate to the wishes of both parties. II Upon the whole, he says, it is evidently for the in- terest of both kingdoms, that the present bill should be deferred.— Matters are not yet ripe enough for either country to avail itself of those advantages, which may be enjoyed on both sides in the course of ten or fifteen years hence. Were every thing to remain in the same state, and were the consideration of the whole affair to be postponed to that dislant period, new lights would then arise ; new interests and connexions would be formed ; and it is not improbable, but that the most violent opposers of a real union would be then the most zealous to promote it. At present, an alliance, such as is proposed by the bill HOW depending, may be truly said to hang out false colours to both nations." And again, " a real union and incorporation with Ire- land is certainly a most desirable thing : but, accord- ing to the present situation of affairs, and men's tem- pers and dispositions, this is an event more to be wish- ed for than expectcd.— Nevertheless, when many of those obstacles, which now appear so formidable, shall l> e smoothed by the lenient hand of time, and when a mutual intercourse between England and Ireland shall confer mutual benefits on each other, it will then be found, that the only thing remaining towards com- pleting the commercial and political system, and to- wards giving strength and security, confidence and sta- bility to the whole, will be to unite under one legisla- ture, to form one Parliament, and to become ONE PEOPLE Tuesday advice was received at the India house, that the Royal Bishop, a Bencoolen ship, which had been missing for some time, was at the Cape of Good Hope 011 her passage to England. Wednesday morning his Royal Highness Prince Edward set out with his attendance for Greenwich to embark on board the Augusta yacht for Stade, in his way to Germany. The following are the two letters which occasioned Lord George Gordon's application to the Secreta- ry of State, . claiming the protection of govern- ment. To the. Right Hon. Lord George Gordon, London. " Infernal Scoundrel ! " Your assurance to induce the Roman Catholics, in your letter to Mr. Pitt, shall be punished by me as soon as I arrive in London. I will know where your house is. By the sacred God, if you ever attempt a similiar instance of bigotry, ; your head shall be served from your body. I am, bloody bigotted Gordon, ( or will be ) your destruction. Ireland, Dublin, Parliament- street." To Lord George Gordon, Welbeck- street, London. " My Lord! " you are going on disturbing the peace and tranquility of our gracious Sovereign, and, by God, the next attempt I will come Felton over the Prince of Wales, you, and Charles Fox ; if I do not I will be damned. His Majesty has poor but honest friends, that will see him righted, so take it right and be ad- vised by, His Majesty's friends, A damned determined Fellow. " If you are wise take this caution from a poor but honest man ; if not, by God you will feel me soon stabbing your heart thro' and thro'." [ the threatning letters written to a certain noble Lord by courtesy, shew that cunning often attends insanity, but yet the scheme favours too much of the full of the moon to merit the attention of the public, or of his Majesty's ministers.] In the House of Lords in Ireland on Tuesday the loth of May, that day being fixed upon for their Lord- ships to give judgment in the cause of Hume againd Loftus, on an appeal from a decision of the Court of King's Bench, the House was uncommonly crowded ; the Lord Chancellor having taken his seat on the wool- sack, Lord Earlsfort rose, and in a speech of four hours continuation defended the conduct or the Court in which he had the honour to preside. In respect to the decision of this cause, his Lordship took a review of the whole proceedings, from the time the writ of error was brought to the present hour. He made se- veral remarks, drew inferences from the several opi- nions given in by the judges, and concluded with giv- ing his decided negative againd reversing the judgment of the Court of King's Bench ; though his Lordship declared he should not vote on the question. Lord Carhampton spoke for some time, and gave his opinion that the judgment should be reversed. Lord Farnham and Lord Valentia coincided in opinion with Lord Earlsfort. At eleven o'clock the Lord Chancellor put the question, when there were for reversing the judg. ment— Contents 11, Non- contents « t. This has put an end to this great cause, which has been near twenty years in litigation ; and by this deci- sion the Right Honourable Charles Tottenham Loftus, as represenative and heir of the late Earl of Ely, becomes entitled to the Hume estate, worth 14,0001. a year. To steal all horses which are left in the street, while the owners arc gone into houses about business, has lately become a very common practice. In this manner a horse, the property of William Charge, of Hammersmith, was stolen from the corner of Port- land- street, on Wednesday afternoon, and . that evening towards dusk a horse belonging 10 Mr. Robert Barrett, of Paddington, while the owner was in a sadler's shop in Piccadilly. i MONDAY'S POST. LONDON, Saturday, MAY 11. Extract of a Letter from Berlin, May 7. " The accounts from the different provinces of the damage done by the inundations are very melancholy. At Wriesten on the Oder, the large buckle manufac- tory, and a vast number of houses have been washed away; the whole village has entirely disappeared, and of another the steeple and house tops are only visible; many people are drowned, particularly women and children, who could not be got away fast enough to escape." Extract of a Letter from Naples, April £ 3. His Catholic Majesty having, resolved to resume the siege of Algiers this year, is willing also to employ in this difficult enterprise the naval force of the King of Naples, his son. The courage and skill which the Neapolitan officers demonstrated last year in the fruit- less attack of that nest of pirates, have obtained the marine of the King of Naples the honour to be called out a second time to co- operate in chastising those Pirates effectually. And as the fleet of the Queen of Portugal is to join the combined fleets of Spain and Naples, it is scarcely doubted but those Pirates will at length will be obliged to respect the flag of the European Powers. By letters from Williamsburgh in Virginia we learn, that Mr. Washington has declared himself totally un- connected with the proceedings of Congress, and had determined to pay a visit to France. In consequence of this declaration, say the above accaunts, the people j had addressed him from all parts of the province, en- treating him not to leave the country until some form of government had been settled that seemed likely to prove permanent. A Military Academy is established at Boston, under the direction of a French officer, where the youth destined for the army are scientificially brought up in the manner of our Cadets at Woolwich. This foundation has been formed on a plan laid down by the late General Lee, who by his will left 500I. towards erecting the necessary buildings. On Saturday se'nnight, about five o'clock in the morning, a fire broke out in Barnstaple- strett, South- Molton, Devon, which totally consumed four houses. The progress of the flames were very rapid, and for some time- the destruction of the greatest part of the town was deemed inevitable ; but through indefatiga- ble exertion, this dreadful calamity was providentially averted. All precaution and all activity would have been utterly fruitless, if a breath of wind had been stirring; but the air remained perfectly calm till the fire was quelled. The poor sufferers with their fami- lies are reduced to great distress. extract of a Letter from Gibraltar, April 30. Several American trading vessels have lately eluded the rovers from Algiers, by hoisting English colours, the Government have issued an order for bringing into that port all vessels, under whatever colours they may sail ; putting it upon the Captain, by authentic docu- ments, to prove to what nation the ship belong . Since this order, several American Captains have been detected in this expedient, which has consequently failed them. The English Captains have complained of the detention, till the truth can be in this manner ascertained. Thursday morning a Court of Common Council was held at Guildhall to receive Mr. Pitt's answer on the Tax now depending in the House of Commons upon Retail shops, which was a verbal one, and delivered to them by Alderman Sawbridge and Newnham to the following purport, viz. " That it was his opinion that the tax they complained of to be so oppressive, partial, and burthensome, would ultimately fall on the consumers ; but that he was ready to receive any other propofal, being desirous to accommodate his taxes as much as possible, to the minds of the Citizens of Lon- don." The Court formed a Committee, and agreed to present a petition to the House of Commons that afternoon. WEDNESDAY'S POST. LONDON, Monday, MAY 23. Vienna, May 4. A Courier lately arrived here with very important dispstches from Peterdburgh, the con- tents of which, it is said, are as follow : " That the Empress leaves it entirely to our Monarch to conclude ( without regard to any political confederation what- ever) an accommodation with the Dutch, or 10 obtain satisfaction by force of arms, if the Republicans persist in their obstinacy. In all cases his Imperial Majesty may be assured, that the Empress of all the Russias is resolved to support with all her forces whatever reso- lution the Emperor may judge proper to take as the most conformable to the welfare of his subjects. In fine, the Empress declares that she will never depart from her resolution to render our Monarch all the ser- vices, which not only their reciprocal alliance, but also the repeated proofs of the most sincere ftiendship, which she hath at different times received from the Im- perial Court, may require." Extract of a Letter from Jamaica, March 24. " The packet being 011 the point of sailing, being ordered with dispatches from the Admiral and the Council for England in haste, I can only advise you that there is every reason to believe that matters will take a very serious turn on the Continent of South America. The Europa, which came out with Admi- ral Innis, is setting up her rigging and preparing for sea; it being expected that the Commander in Chief means to go down to the Musquito Shore with all the force he can collect on this station. A more subtle design to extirpate our settlers on the Musquito Shore never appeared before. More troops are preparing for that quarter, in order for a compleat reinforcement, as we learn the Admiral's instructions, and those to his Government, are to support our people at all events, enquiring into the circumstances and first cause of the dispute, and dispatching accounts home, which wa learn have been done already as compleatly as pos- sible." The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been taken hi by the Coalitionists, by adopting those taxes which had been frequently submitted to them, and as often re- jected for being unpopular and unjust. The tax on shops has been the project of a certain office from whence America has been lost to this coun- try, the impropriety and injustice of which is evident to every person. The tax on maid servants is as impolitic as cruel driving nine parts out of ten from their only support from prostitution. The tax on men servants is equally unjust in time of peace, which was very properly imposed in war; whereas those that may be discharged now will seek for bread on the highway, or by house- breaking, which is at present at an alarming height. If the Minister. is really in earnest for the benefit of his country, let the land- tax be new assessed, and that will answer all the ends of these haberdashery taxes. A licence for cockpits, and a stamp duty of t s. at least for all those who attend them, which is the great- ed nursery for thieves of any in the kingdom, could not fail of giving great pleasure to numbers. Masquerades, those nurseries of vice, would bear a tax of a guinea each ticket. A tax on places of public entertainment could not fail of being productive, and giving satisfaction. BALLOON INTELLIGENCE. Saturday afternoon Mr. Blanchard made another excursion through the aerial regions. Notice having been given through the medium of the periodical prints, and by bills being posted up in all conspicuous parts of the metropolis and its vicinity, that Mr. Blanchard accompanied by a gentleman of fashion, would ascend from South Lambeth, and that they would continue some time hovering, over the spacious inclosure which is dignified with the name of the Aero- static Academy, in order to make some experiments in the art of hawking, the expeditions of the public were raised to a very high pitch. By ten o'clock in the morning the roads were crowded with carriages, horses, and foot passengers. The roofs of all the adjacent buildings were covered with people of both sexes and of all ages and descriptions, as were all the eminences and open spots of ground that seemed likely to afford a prospect of the spectacle. The place of exhibition is a spacious square plot of grass, inclosed on all sides with a high brick wall, within which there was a very numerous assemblage of the nobility and people of fashion ( few of any other description being present) who occasionally amused themseves with observing the of filling the balloon, engaging n small conversation parties either at the table placed under the handsome tents provided for the accomodation of the company, 01 walking in the ground. Mr. Blanchard attended during the whole proce s of conveying the inflammable air into the balloon, to which it was passed from six large casks through an oil- silk tube of about eight inches circumference, and abont thirty feet in length. Though the supply of air was sufficient to keep the tube through which it passed regularly inflated nearly to its utmost extent, it was observed, that when it was about eight- tenths filled, its increasing protuberance was not adequated to what might have been expected as the natural consequence of the quantity of inflammable air injected, hence it was conjectured, that a part of the contents escaped through several small apertures towards the top of the balloon; and upon further observation this was discovered to be well founded. Twenty minutes before two Mr. Blanchard seated himself in the car, and a trial was made of the ascend- ing power, which proved not to be great enough to take up Mr. Blanchard and his intended companion, Colonel Thornton. Dr. Jefferies now introduced the two Miss Simonets to Mr. Blanchard the youngest of whom ( the sister of the lady who accompanied Mr. Blanchard in his excursion a short time since from Langhorne's Repository, in Barbican) stepped into the car, amidst the warmest tokens of applause from a very numerous and genteel company. Mr. Blanchard shook hands with several gentlemen and Miss Simonet whose features were improved by a winning smile, bowed in return to the compliments made by the sur- rounding spectators on her courage and fortitude. Being disengaged from the cords, the balloon ascended so that the car was about seven feet from the ground, and the bottom rail being held by several ladies, and Dr. Jefferies, Colonel Thornton, and some other gentlemen, it was led across the ground. At length, at ten minutes past two o'clock, the balloon majestically ascended ; and in about a quarter of an hour after the ascent, they descended safe and in good spirits near Deptford: re- ascending their aerial vehicle, they were led back to the place from whence they took their departure, being preceded by a band of music, and a vast concourse of applauding spectatOrs. After this triumphal return, Miss Simonet alighted at the en- trance of the Aerostatic Academy, immediately after which the balloon rose over the wall, and landed MR. Blanchard within the inclosure, amidst reiterated shouts, and other testimonies of the most perfect appro- bation. Extract of a Letter from Dublin, May 16. " His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has conferred the honour of Knighthood 011 Ensign Richard Maguire, the youthful Aeronant. _ " By a letter from Tullamore, 00 tha 12th instant we learn that a most dreadful fire took place there on the fair day, by which near an hundred houses and offices were totally destroyed. This melancholy accident was occasioned by the liberation of a fire balloon, or Montgolfier, which two gentlemen of that quarter encouraged an English adventurer to p e- pare for the amusement of their friends." A most affecting accident happened last week at Dedham, in Essex: A young gentleman belonging to the grammar school, as he was bathing, got out of his depth, when one of his companions went to assist him, and they were both unfortunately drowned. A few days ago, one Bradley, a carpenter, of Rugby, in Warwickshire, being intoxicated with li- quor, went to the shop of an apothecary of that place, to buy some laudanum, under pretence that he could not get any rest at night. The laudanum was ac- cordingly delivered to him, with proper directions as to the quantity he should take at one dose. It is not certain at what time he took it, but it appears that he had took about 80 drops, and expired the next morning in the greatest agonies. He has left several children to bewail his loss, as he was one of the best of fathers. The deceased had before made several at- tempts 0n his life. On Monday last an inquisition was taken at Har- rold, in Bedfordshire, by Mr. Thomas Partridge, one of his Majesty's Coroners for the said county, on view of the body of John Rey, a young man about 18 years of age, whose death plainly appeared upon evidence to have been occasioned by the following circumstance : One Joseph Wadsworth, of Harrold aforesaid, a lad of about 17 years of age, and the deceased, 0n Friday evening had some words, and also proceeded to blows, in consequence of which they agreed to fight it out the next night; according to this agreement, th met at the time appointed, in a close at Harrold, when Joseph Wadsworth struck the deceased so violent a blow 0n the neck that he fell down and expired in a few moments— The Jury gave in their verdict, " That he died of a tumour on the neck, or some other visitation of God." THURSDAY'S POST. LONDON, Tuesday, MAY 24. Paris, May 12. The stock of the East- India com- pany lately established, daily increases, so that the twenty millions are very nearly compleat. The ships which the King has been pleased to appoint are get- ting ready. We cannot yet rightly understand what passed in India last autumn. We are assured, that Trinquemale is in possession of the French, whose squadron still anchors in the road of that factory, and that M de Pennus, menacing the English forces, has obliged them to retire. The latter it is said, are gone to Pondicherry, where they have, landed their troops, under the orders of General Macartney, who has en- tered that city, and settled there. He has not made any prisoners, and seems to share with Comte de Bussy the rights of government, and the power of re- ceiving the subsidies. M. de Bussy hath committed no acts of violence, knowing that the greatest part of the inhabitants are devoted to the English policy He hath sent a frigate to France, and his complaints j having reached the Court, have been communicated to the Duke of Dorset : The Court of London, it is said have disavowed the proceedings of a certain Gen- tleman, and has recalled him, that an enquiry may be made into his conduct. Letters from Amsterdam by the last Dutch Mail declare, that some very disagreeable accounts have been received from Batavia, respecting a dispute between the Chiefs of their High Mightinesses settlements on the coast of Malabar and the Marattas. HOUSE OF LORDS. Monday, May 13. Received and read a first time the Trent and Mer- sey Navigation bill. Read a first time several road bills. Adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Monday, May 23. Read a second time the bill to amend the plate act of last sessions. Agreed to the report of the Gibraltar head money bill.— Ordered to be engrossed. Deferred the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Supply to Wednesday. Mr. Rose presentad the bill for imposing a tax on maid servants, which was read a first time. Lord Surrey hoped due notice would be given to tha second reading of the bill, as he meant to oppose it in its future stages. Read a second time the bill for imposing a tax on retail shops. The House then went into a Committee on the Irish affairs, after which they adjourned. On Friday the Court of Directors received some dispatches from Mr Hastings, dated in December. He expresses to them very great anxiety to hear that, in consequence of his earnest solicitations, they have not appointed a successor to the government of Bengal. That, although they are entirely silent on this impor- tant subject in their letters, he is induced to hope, from the tenor of his private letters, that the next packet from England, which he hourly expected, would contain such intelligence as might enable him to quit Bengal ; and he had taken his passage in the Barrington Indiaman. Mr. Hastings expresses great, anxiety upon this head ; he says, that from a debili- tated constitution, he is no longer able to go through the duties of his office, and that a Governor General of India ought not to divide his between his desk and his couch, as he has lately been obliged very often to do. He therefore most earnestly wishes to be relieved ; but in a point of such importance as quitting a service in which he has spent his life, and to which he is so sincerely attached, he is anxious to act in such a man- ner as may be satisfactory to the Directors, and to his constituents. He therefore means to wait till the ar- rival of the first packet from England ; and as he has the satisfaction to hear that the Directors accept his resignation, or tacitly acquiesce in it, he shall embark ss soon as the Barrington can be got ready for sea, and deliver over the government to Mr. Macpherson, the senior member of the Supreme Council. If on the contrary he is designed to stay, he shall submit to it as an act of necessity, not of choice. This letter from Mr. Hastings leaves it a matter of great doubt, whether he is or is not now on his pas- sage home. The Dirrctors may be said to have tacitly acquiesced in his resignation, because they did not an- swer that letter, which requested that a successor might. be appointed, until the 17th of February, and that answer could not arrive in Bengal Until July next. On the other hand, Mr. Hastings might feel an obli- gation to stay another season, because the late Bill con- tinued him Governor General ; because the Bill vested tha power of his removal in his Majesty, who did not remove him, and because the Directors themselves unanimously returned him their thanks for his impor- tant services in the manth of October last. It was not till the 17th of February, that in compliance with Mr. Hastings's earnest desire, they proceeded to tile appointment of a successr to the government of Ben- gal. The two packets from Bombay bring no material news, other than that though some of the presidencies have been drained to support the exigencies of the late war : upon the general face of India at present every thing looks favourable ; and the country wants but honest and mutual exertions to make it more flou- rishing and more productive to England than ever. Yesterday morning early upwards of seventy con- victs, under sentence of transportation, were conveyed from Newgate, by a proper guard, to Biackfriars- stairs, where they were embarked on board a lighter, and taken to the transport, bound to the coast of Africa, now lying at Woolwich. The number of convicts now on board the ship which is to convey them to Africa, including seventy- eight sent away last sessions, amounts to upwards of one hundred. amenable to Spain and other Powers for the Crimes of people over whom we have no power nor controul. The wording of the Articles of Peace leaves ample room for misconstructions and misunderstandingj of that sort. Thus, while we are idly talking of paying the national debt during a long peace with a fancied million- surplus of revenue, the Spaniards may be whetting the sword for another war, which may be soon brought on by the impetuous zeal of petty officers stationed in those remote wild regions co- operating with the cases above stated, if we cannot cut logwood friendly, with the Spaniards, it is ridiculous for us to think of using violence against the Dons where they are in full strength, and exposing ourselves to great danger for the protection of all the banditti that may shelter themselves under our name. The dispute between the emperor and the dutch is not so easily adjusted as our numerous superficial politi- cians are constantly giving out. The Emperor leaves the Dutch to talk, to write, and to bluster about it and about it, while he himself observes a profound silence ; take care, however, to make the Dutch lower their tone from time to time, and they must sing very small before he has done with them. The French will negociate for them, and profess great friendship for the United States ;— but they will not fight for them— against the Emperor I They have had fighting enough for the New United States of America, but that was against England, the old standing butt of French policy and hatred. There was a meeting of the inhabitants Shopkeepers of Westminster yesterday in Westminster- hall, to con- finer of the best means of opposing the very partial, unjust, and oppressive tax on retail traders. The meet- ing was numerous and respectable. There were many hundreds of the principle shopkeepers present, and the meeting was composed of men of all parties. Divided as the city has been for months by election enmities, 011 this occasion they met with similar feelings ; and their resolutions against the tax were made with perfect unanimity. Mr. Luke Hogard, who was called to the chair, conducted the proceedings with great credit to Himself. He prefaced the business with stating that he had accepted the honour of the chair with no party motives, and he hoped and trusted that every gentle- man present would equally disclaim all factions oppo- sition to Government. They were animated merely by the feeling, that heavily taxed as the retail dealers were in common with their fellow- citizens, an exclu- sive duty upon them would be oppressive and ruinous. He then read the resolutions, and they being severally moved by Mr. Capel and other respectable tradesmen, they were agreed to by the meeting without a dissen- tient voice. A committee was then formed, consisting of five gentlemen for each parish in the city, to whom the prosecution of this business was intrusted. The celebrated M. Pilatre de Rosier, the first aerial traveller, who went from the Tuilleries at Paris, was present at M. Blanchard's ascension 0n Saturday last : his visit to this county, it is said, arises from an impor- tant improvement he has made in the aerostatique art, by which he proposes in the course of the ensuing sum . mer to go from London to the coast of France. It is asserted that, by the assstance of M Morveau, the chymist, 0f the Royal Academy of Sciences, he has discovered, what has been so long wished for, a method of directing the balloon horizontally, in any kind of weather. P O S T S C R I P T. FRIDAY, May 27.' The Budget still meets with its difficulties. The shopkeepers murmur at being selected from among the reft of their fellow subjects to bear this additional partial land tax ; at the same time it may be extremely difficult to define what is a shop in the construction of this new intended Act! The poor maid- servants may murmur, but they can neither meet nor debate, pre- sent or misrepresent their hard case to the consideration of the legislature ;. therefore the legistature may take that harmless and useful body of female subjects imme- diately under their own protection, and direct the Financier to bring forward some other more eligible and less oppressive objects of taxation to bear the public burdens. Let it never be said, that we tax our females for being servants, that is, for being poor and thereby obliged to be servants or become prostitutes ; while divorced ladies and demirops of quality, professed courtezans and kept mistresses, go scot free. The Spaniards seem to become very serious in their movements respecting the Musquito Shore and the Bay of Honduras, and if great circumspection and tenderness is not used by Ministers on both sides it is very probable a war will be blown up again by incendiary rascals, and perhaps by lawless freebooters belonging to neither nation, but assuming the name of that nation that best suits their nefarious proposes. This is one of the first fruits of our declaration of the independency of the Americans 1 We shall be held Hull, May 23, 1785. MADEIRA WINE. To be Sold by AUCTION, On Wednesday the lit Day of June, between the Hours of Eleven and Twelve in the Forenoon, At the Warehouse of Messrs. Hall and Robinson, in the High- Street, THREE PIPES of choice, particular, or first WINES, imported from Madeira by the Way of Jamaica. JOSEPH FLETCHER left his Wife and Children chargeable to the Parish of Willingham by Stow, iu the County of Lincoln, on the 13th Day of May, 1785. He in about Thirty- eight Years of age, a stout well- made Man, with black curled Hair, and a black Mole upon one Side his Nose. Whoever will give Information pf the Place he is in to the Overseer of the poor of Willingham aforesaid so that he may be apprehended, shall reccive One Guinea Reward, to be paid by him. LINCOLN, Friday, MAY 27. On Monday last a man undertook for the wager of a guinea to walk from Fenton to Lincoln, ten miles of. sandy road, and back again twice every day, between the hours of six o'clock in the morning, and six at night, for six days together. He yesterday performed with ease his fourth day's journey, and there is not a doubt but he will win his dear- earned wager. last Sunday one Joseph Eccles of this city, chim- ney- sweeper, was thrown from a house in the street, by which his skull was fractured in a very terrible manner, and ' tis thought he cannot recover. On Monday last, was committed co our castle, Wil- liam Crow, charged with stealing a Milch Cow, the property of Mr. Jepson, farmer, st W, crton, near Boston, iu this County. LAST Saturday marched into this town, three troops of the first regiment of dragoons : Two of which are to remain at Lincoln, and the other is to be quartered ' at Louth. At a meeting of the tradesmen at Newark held a few days since at the Turk's- head Inn, it was agreed to take no bad halfpence. Died, late on Wednesday night, after a few days illness, Mr. Edward Would, of this City, Brickmaker, 53- Died yesterday se'nnight, Mrs. Eleanor Wadding- ton, of this City. Wednesday died at Newark of a lingering illness Mr. William Tomlinson of the Queen's- head Inn, aged 36. Died on Wednesday last Mrs. Duckle, wife of Mr. Robert Duckle, of Bickingham, in the County of Not- tingham Last Saturday died at Newark Mrs. fisher; a widow lady, aged 72. Thursday afternoon died Mrs. Brown, wife of Mr. John Brown, at the weighing- machine near Chanel- bar, Nottingham. Her death was occasioned by an unfortunate fall down a flight of steps, when she had not a month to reckon. A few days ago was married Mr. James Milner, an eminent farmer of Hornby, to Miss Ann Fairborne of Selby, in this county. Tuesday se'nnight was married at Hull, Mr Fre- derick Hippins of Liverpool, merchant, to Miss Lay- cock of the former, place. Saturday se'nnight a poor woman at Ilkston, in Der- byshire, dropped down dead, as she was gathering a few chips. Two of her neighbours, who observed her fall, ran to her assistance, but her pulse was. totally stopped: On Monday she was put into her coffin, and Just as the joiner was about to do the last office, the corps changed colour, and had all the appearance of returning to life; notwithstanding which, we are'.' informed, they carried Her to the grave, and buried her ! John Helfall; of Hopwood- mill in Lancashire ; for a considerable wager, engaged to grind seven loads of meal in an hour, upon one pair of stones; but on Sa- tuday se'nnight, when the wager was to be determi- ned, he ground nine loads and eighteen pounds in 57 minutes and a half. ' Last Friday se'nnight, a poor labouring man who was scouring a ditch in the liberty of Sutton- Bonning- ton, in Leicestershire, found a bundle tied up in a napkin, and thrown into the ditch bottom ; upon taking up and examining it, he found it to contain 13 silver spoons gilt, 15 silver forks gilt, 15 desert knives with silver blades and gilt handles, a silver salt spoon, a silver medal, and an old fashioned silver sugar dish. The three first articles prove to be the property of Charles Loraine Smith, Esq. of which he was robbed on the 15th of September, 1782, when his house at Enderby was broke open, and plate to a great amount carried away : and the sugar dish is owned by Mr. Richard Vann, being one of the articles stolen from his house in October last. On Thursday se'nnight the following singular and very alarming circumstance happened at Hatfield, in Yorkshire. Between the hours of twelve and one at noon, five houses were at one instant set on fire, and from the rapadity of the flames there was every reason to fear the destruction of the whole town ; but by the timely and unremitted exertions of the inhabitants, one house and barn were only entirely consumed, yet the others were greatly damaged. What is particu- lar extraordinary, the houses were situated on each side of ihe street. Though this intelligence is given on the most unquestionahle authority, yet the occasion of this melancholy event cannot with certainty be assign- ed. The general opinion is, that is was occasioned by an elementary ball of fire, which we are informed was seen coming in a direct course from the air, and lighted on the premises, which were immediately after in flames. Newcastle, May at. We last week declined men- tioning the dispute between the masters and sailors in the port of Shields on account of the precarious and unsettled State in which it then stood ; we now how- ever have the satisfaction to inform our readers that the affair has at length been terminated ( or the present, without being productive of the many alarming conse- quences apprehended from it, and since Monday the ships have sailed out of port and proceeded on their respective voyages ; so that the trade which has been stopped for some weeks, will now proceed in its usual channel.— A bond was produced by the sailors for securing to them in future 3I. per month wages, which which the Captains of the respective ships were ob- liged to sign before they were permitted to leave the harbour. Our accounts from Sunderland inform us, that the dispute with the sailors in that port has been terminated in a similiar manner. The many strange accounts respecting this business published in the Lon- don Papers are truly entertaining, and shew the great ingenuity and wonderful fertility of invention enjoyed by the people concerned in them. One of them states this town and Shields as being an entire scene of up- roar and confusion, and in perpetual dread of being consumed by fire; another, that the military had fired upon the sailors, killed 60, and wounded a much greater number ; with many other stories equal void of foundation. By a letter from Leeds we are informed, that the celebrated Dr. Graham passed through that town 011 Monday last for Manchester and Liverpool, on his re- turn from Pontefract, where he went for the purpose of being buried up to the chin in the fine ground at that place. He was interred as aforesaid six hours for seven successive days, and the eight and last day he con- tinued twelve hours in that situation. How far any of our readers may chuse to follow his example, is left for them to determine ; but the doctor says, he would sooner part with the whole Materia Medica, than his favourite penacea of being buried alive How- ever singular it may appear at first sight, it cannot be but some usefulness must accrue from it, if regulated to the constitution of the patient, the earth being the proper mother of most medicines now in use. PICKERING RACES. Wednesday, May 18. No Race for the 50I. Wf. for Age. A Sweepstakes of loog. each, h. f. for Fillies, wai won by Mr. Hutchinson's bay filly, by Highflyer Sir Walter Vavasour's chef, filly Mr. Dawson's Siddons, sister to Roscius — Mr. Bethell's brown filly, by Honest Robin Thursday, the Port Stakes of 2og. each, p. p. three years old, Colts 8ft. Fillies 7ft. 1 alb. was Won by Mr. Royds's brown colt, Dexter 1 Earl Fitz- william's bay filly, by Florizel a Friday, the Maiden Plate of 50I. Wt. for Age was won by Mr. Hutchinson's Pitch Mr. Jolliff's bay colt, Posthumous i a a Mr. Ayrton's bay filly, by Alfred -—- 3 3 3 MANCHESTER RACES, On Wednesday, May 18, a subscription cup, value 6b guineas, lift. One four mile heat, was won by Mr. Hulton's. grey horse, Nimrod, t Mr. Bamford's brown gelding, Brown Linnet Mr. Trafford's cropp'd gelding, Bermudas — dr. Mr. Barrow's chesnut gelding, Scrub — dr. The same day, 30I. by 3 and 4 years olds. Two mile heats, was won by Mr. G. Bosomwood's bay filly, Miss Rosebud Mr. Keeling's grey colt Mr. Errington's bay filly, Mazerion, fell, 1 dif Thursday, a Maiden Plate of 50I. four mile heats won by Mr. Weatherhill's bay colt, Balloon Mr. Hulton's grey horse, Nimrod Mr. Boye's brown horse, — Mr. G. Bosomwood's' bay filly, Rosebud, Friday, the 50I. wt. for age, was won by Mr. Reece's grey horse, Leicester Mr. Errington's bay horse, Prodigal. Saturday se'nnight as a man servant was riding a spirited mare, belonging to Mrs. of Cropwell near Nottingham, she fuddenly took fright in Gar- ston- lane, and ran off with her rider on full speed; who turn'd her into the road on the Trent- bridge, when in sight of several people, she leapt over the bridge wall, into ths Trent- nook- close, a fall of about 7 yards; the mare was killed on the spot, but the young man, was taken up, and carried to the adjoining public house ; on Sunday evening he recovered his speech a little-— We hear no bones are broken, and there are hopes of . his recovery. On Wednesday se'nnight was fought at Ashby- de- la- zouch, in Leicester, the Annual main of cocks ( 17 battles to the main) between the Gentlemen of High- street and the Gentlemen of Kilwarby- street, for two guineas a battle and fifty the main, which was won by the latter three battles a head: BOWMAN feeder for Kilwarby— TuNNlY for High- street. Saturday se'nnight two new- born childien, ( a boy and a girl) wrapp'd up in an old petticoat, were found in the river near Foss bridge in York. The male child had some marks of violence upon it, but the fe- male was supposed to be still born The Coroners Jury brought in their verdiCt wilful murder against some person or persons unknown. BANKRUPTS. Frederick Augustus Newman, late of Ealing,- Mid- dleseX, dealer. John Salmon, of Sunderland, Durham, coal- fitter. Thomas Hyatt, late of Pershore, Worcestershire apothecary. William Greatrex, of Bisham, Berks, timber- mer- chant. John Robsahm, of Bishop- Wearmouth, Durham,' raft- merchant. William Brumby, of Chapel- Milton, in the parish of Glossam, Derbyshire, dealer. John Daniel Frederick Ruete, late of Liverpool' Lancashire, merchant. Thomas Shictltsvood, late of Neivark- upon- Trtnt, Nottingham, whaifinger. Thomas Wright, of Field- Burcot, Northampton- shire, money- scrivener. HULL MAY 24. ' Coasters arrived. Samuel and Fan- ny, Palin, fiom Liverpool. John and Ann, Johnson ; GAinsbro', Glew : Betsey, Lonsdale; Unity, Staniland ; Generous- Friends, Bossey ; Unity, Gibbon ; Willi- am and Charles, Taylor; Sheffield, Are ; Eagle, Scutt, and Gainsbro', Forbes, from London. Forti- tude, Buchanan, and Friendship, Donaldson, from leith. Defiance, Forbes, from Wisbech. William, Gardner, and Britannia, Roper, from Ulverstone. Young John, Ward, from Scarbro' and Whitby; Friends- Goodwill, Fletcher, from Newcastle Rachael, Scotland, from Alloa. Coasters sailed. Squirrel, Wiseman, for Aberdeen. Rodney, Baker, for Wisbech. Swallow,' Robinson, and Prosperous, Johnson, for Newcastle. Sally,' Staniland ; Liberty, Aaron; Providence, Corring- ham j York, Hall, and Jemima, Appleyard, for Lon- don. Generous- Friends, Matthewman, and Sally, English for Whitby. GAINSBOROUGH, May - Coasters sailed. Nancy, John Luddington; Leices- ter, John Woodhouse ; Supply, George Hickson ; , Capt. Martinson ; Ectom, John Simms, for London. Nancy, Benjamin Simpson, for Newcastle.' Coasters arrived. Polly, Gerrard Donking ; Gains- bro', John Glea; William and Charles, William Taylor ; Gainsbro, Robert Forbus ; Success, Isaac Clark, from London. Owl, Francis Woodhouse, from Pool. G. C. At Mr. W. Maltbys, the King's- Arms, on Thursday the 2d of June. For the LINCOLN GAZETTEER. On the Death of the Rev. Mr. CALTHROP, late Vicar of Boston. MOURN ye Bostonians I oh ! mourn ye poor ! The pious humane CALTHROP is no more ! No more 0n Earth ! his soul is taken flight To scenes immortal, in the realms of light; With rapid course he soars aloft his way, And sails to Zion through vast seas of day; He leaves the Earth for Heaven's unmeasur'd height, And worlds unknown receive him from our sight. His lessons in such lovely accents flow'd, While emulation in each bosom glow'd; And in sweet drains of eloquence refin'd Did flame the soul, and captivate the mind ; No more the music of his tongue we hear ! No more a Monitor to us appear! Unhappy we his setting sun deplore, Which once was splendid— but it shines no more. He's now departed to Elysian fields, Where more substantial joy and pleasure yields, And every earthly object he's laid down, For a more permanent and brighter crown. Boston May 21, 1781. POSTHUMUS LEONATUS. For the Printer of the Lincoln Gazetteer. SIR, YOUR. inserting the following Lines will inform your readers of something very remarkable of the family and kindred of the wife of Mr. Richard Hill, the learned Taylor of Bucks : for she of herself may truly say My Husband's my Uncle, my Father's my Brother, I also am Sister unto my own Mother; I am Sister and Aunt to a Brother called Ned, Who is idle and poor, and makes shoes for his bread ; Four children I've got, and look for another, And am granny to one that was got by my Brother ; I've a Daughter nam'd Phoebe whose Sister I am, My own Brother's my Son, his name it is Sam ; This paradox, strange as it may be to you, The Church- wardens of Bucks will assure you is true. SONG, In the New Farce of The Campaign, or Love in the East- Indies. IN Carlow town there liv'd a Maid, More fair than flow'rs at day break, Their vows contending Lovers paid, But none of Marriage dare speak; Still with a sigh, ' Twas oh ! I die ! Each day my passion's stronger ; When sprightly Nancy straight would say, You'll die dear Sir, the Irish way, To live a little longer. At length, grown jealous, Venus cries, This pride is past all bearing, And straight sent Mars down from the skies In form of Captain DARING ; First with a sigh, He cry'd, I die ? The God found passion stronger ; And sprightly Nancy still did say, You'll die, dear Sir, the Irish way, To live a little longer. At length like Soldier bold, he press'd, And quickly saw by Nancy, The snow was thaw'd all in her breast, A Soldier caught her fancy ; With down cast eye, She breath'd a sigh, Her passions still grew stronger, ' Till Nancy was obliged to say, I'll die myself the Irish way, To live a little longer. A French paper, published at Philadelphia, some months ago, entitled, " Courier de l' Amerique," un- der the article " Commerce," gives the following strik- ing account of its state in that city ; which by the latest advices, we are informed, is as well adapted to the present time, as to the period at which it was written : " Trade, and in general business of every kind, grows from bad to worse ; there is no money ; every one complains, and nothing is done. In winter, we hoped that things would change in spring ; that season has been still worse than in the preceding; the sum- mer is also past without any elleviation of our distresses, on the contrary, the considerable failures which, for some time past, have happened daily, have thrown the minds of most men into such a state of consternation and distrust, that trade is almost at a total stand. No- thing is to be seen on the Exchange but long faces, and some few sneerers. Strangers have not been the only sufferers; the American merchants, artists, and manu- facturers, also have reason to complain loudly." . The article of good faith end strict commercial credit, has been the subject of a circular letter through the American States from Dr. Franklin. Without this, the sage, as authentic in politicks as in philosophy, has plainly told his countrymen, it is vain for them to think of advancing in the rank of nations. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has, within these few days, been elected an honorary Member of the Beef Steak Club in Covent Garden, and when the Prince was waited on by the Secretary, who informed him of his being admitted, his Highness, with ti at affability which is a distinguishing feature in his cha- racter, declared he would attend their meetings, and not seclude himself, as was usual with most honorary Members. To the Editor of the LINCOLN GAZETTEER. SIR, Quam non jessima. ADMIRING the numerous pieces of learning that appear in your entertaining; paper, and doubting not but your Correspondents wish to com- municate their knowledge to those who are not so for- tunate as to be distinguished with the appellation of Scholars, at least not to interpret the above Motto ; I implore the assistance of them in the exposition of it, and at the same time an opinion of the subject, of the propriety or unfitness of introducing any tongue but what an audience arc competent to comprehend. Passing by an assembly of Christians, in a place of Worship, met to hear the Scriptures unraveled, and themselves instructed in the practice of Christianity, in this city; the various gestures of the preacher, and the terrific thunder of his utterance, induced me, out of curiosity, to add myself to the number of his auditory; and I was abundantly gratified, by hearing a divine, who preaches from inspiration, declaim, that salvation is attainable by those who will endeavour for it, and in what manner it is to be effected, from which, I hope the congregation will edify: but lo! what will you say when I mention, that he concluded his discourse with observing, the import of what he had said was comprised, properly speaking, in the Latin words " Quam non jessima;" at which his hearers were so exceedingly astonished, that they gazed at one another with amazement, not knowing the meaning, I imagine, of what he had spoken : " And still they gaz'd, and still their wonder grew, " That one small head should carry all he knew." The writer of this being one of the gazers, and the phrase beyond his comprehension, he not being suf- ficiently acquainted with the language to construe it, again repeats his solicitation for an explanation from those who are ; to whom he will, with every effusion of gratitude, think himself much obliged. NO LATINIST. Lincoln, May 23, 1785 To two GREAT LAWYERS, Right Honourable Sirs ! " I know you lawyers can, with ease, " Twist words and meanings as you please; " That language, by your skill made pliant, " Will bend to favour every client : " For when you read, ' tis with intent " To find out meanings never meant." GAY. HOW strongly and justly applicable these line-, of honest Johnny Gay are to your interpretation of a late Act of Parliament respecting the Duty on Saddle- horses, any person, that has read his Fables, and your opinion, will remark at first sight; they may remark it, but, not being parties affected, may feel no more for us poor sufferers than you do, who, we may be bound to say, in the construction of this Act never once thought of putting yourselves in the place of the poorer farmers : that would have been too great a condescension ; it may not he one of your rules of acting, to do to others, as you would wish others should do to you on a change of circumstances. This golden rule, which is only recorded in an old code of laws that is seldom looked into, may now be out of date, and totally exploded from all modern practice. But to the point: With deference to you, Gentle- men learned in the law, I am of opinion, it would be no difficult matter to suggest a much clearer, juster, more equitable and more conscientious interpretation of the Act in question than you have done. But I beg pardon for even supposing there is a necessity for any interpretation of the Act; is it at all obscure or unintelligible? The supposition is an unhandsome reflection upon our law- makers, as they cannot, or will not, express themselves in language easy to be understood : this is to bad ( as we country- folks say). The words in dispute, so far as I can judge from the Extracts of the Act ( for I confess I have not seen a copy of the Act) are very plain to this effect, That for every horse kept and used for the purpose of rid- ing, See a duty of ten shillings shall be paid ; and on this clause you give your opinion, and having twisted the words as you please, and found out meanings never meant, assert, that there can be no doubt, but that a person using one of his team horses, when oc- casion requires, as a saddle- horse, must be held to keep such horse for the purpose of riding as well as draw- ing, and must consequently enter and pay the duty for the same. I would state the case as you do, but draw a different, though fairer conclusion : A farmer using one of his team- horses, when occasion requires, as a saddle horse, must be held to keep such horse for two purposes, the purpose of riding, and the pur- pose of drawing: the Act specifies horses only kept for one purpose, viz. the purpose of riding, as charge- able; consequently every horse kept for two purposes is exempt from the duty. But you will call this a quick, in law, or, as Oxford scholars term it, chop- ping logic. Allow me then to state a fair case : A farmer rents a farm, say from 20 to 4ol. a year; he keeps two or three horses for the purpose of husban- dry, he employs them five days in six in plowing, harrowing, and carting, and on the sixth he takes the produce of his farm to market ( for how otherwise is he to raise his rent against the term day ?) He walks, or if the roads are deep and the distance great ( a com- mon case in this fenny county) he rides upon one horse with two bushels of corn, and drives another loaded horse, and in the evening drives one of them home; or, if his residence be at a distance from church, and the Sunday unfavourable for walking, and he happen to be so unfashonable as to make a point of attending divine worship, ( being sensible no excuse, but want of health, can ordinarily justify any man's ablence, whatever gentlemen or modern refinement may think) he will count it no trespass against the law, in such a case, if he rides to church, as he is clear in his own conscience, that he does not keep a horse for the purpose of riding ; yet shall this person ( if a Distributor of the Liccnces hear of this) be compelled, to the great injury of his poor family, to take out a licence or be threatened with a fine of twenty times the sum. I think there is a Latin pro- verb respecting the law, which I have heard explain- ed to this effect, viz. " til it to go to the utmost strictness of the law, is the utmost of injustice " In this case it is compleatly verified. To take in all farmers indiscriminately h the height of injustice. Distinction undoubtedly ought to be made between the farmer of 2o or 30l. a year ( who keeps a single team of two or three horses, and labours from morn to night at the cart or plow- tail, and occasionally rides one of his team- horses, but keeps no horse for the purpose of ri- ding) and the rich farmer, who rents from ,500 to ioool. a year, and keeps eight or ten teams, and from twenty to thirty horses, and on all occasions is carried like any gentleman, on a well- fed horse kept solely for his ri- ding which alone he enters and pays the duty for * ; yet, by your interpretation, this distinction is done a- way ; while you are the cause of it, and cannot but be conscious of the unfair partiality. The law is good, this law in particular is an excellent one, if it he used law- fully ; but, like many other good things, it is liable to abuse ; by straining it you convert what was originally fair and reasonable, and even necessary in these times for the support of the state, into a grievous oppression ; in justification of this charge, I beg leave to quote Mr. Pitt's own words, or words to the same effect, when the new taxes of last year were proposed. The fourth object of his proposed tax ( he said) was a tax upon hor- ses of 10s. a year each horse ; adding, that he meant to exempt all horses used for the purposes of trade and agri- culture, and to confine it to horses kept for the saddle, or to be put in carriges used solely for pleasure. If this is not a just state of the matter the writer is liable to con- tradiction and open to conviction, not being self opinia- ted, or an advocate for any thing but simple truth and impartial justice ; as, next to a true born Englishman, the hight of his ambition is to deserve the title of An HONEST MAN. * Which of these farmers contributes more to the advantage of the state, and of his country, will be ea sily seen from the following plain comparison, if I can but state it in a clear and full light.— A. rents 500I. a year, and with the assistance of five or six men sfervants, and two or three women servants, he manages this farm, aud has but one family, consisting altogether ( wife and children included) of sixteen persons.— B. rents ( 25!. a year, or a twentieth part of the value of A's farmi upon which he makes shift to rear a large family of strong, healthy children; for the smallness and dearness of his farm will not allow him to indulge himself, or his wife or children, in any of the luxuries of life. But state it at a medium, that of twenty fami- lies of the defcription of B's ( for so many are maintain- ed on the value of A ' s) upon an average they are only six in family, even at that rate they exceed A's by a hundred and four persons, and of consequence, besides contributing personally to the supply of the army and navy, they must contribute more than five times as much in taxes, viz. on Windows, Carts, Soap, Candles, Sugar, Leather, Hats, Receipts, & c. & c. THE CELEBRATED ORIENTAL VEGETABLE CORDIAL. THIS MEDICINE is particularly efficacious in elieving all fudden and painful diforders of the Stomach and Bowels, whether caused by irritation, in digedion, or excels; and is so perfectly harmless in its nature, that whether the disorder be the effect of cold or inflammation, it may be used with the utmost safety. It effectually corrects the Bile, and of course removes the numberless and grievous symptoms with which bilious Patients are afflicted; and which gene- rally constitute the cases that are described under the various denominations of Nervous, Hysterical, and Hypochondriacal. This invaluable Cordial will restore the digestive faculties of the Stomach, whether it be relaxed by habitual intemperance, or enfeebled by natural infir- mity, and if taken when inconvenience is felt, either from occasional irregularity, or from the frequent and sudden changes in the temperature of the air, to which English consistutions are peculiarly subject, it would reduce the catalogue of diseases,' and make the use of any other Medicine unnecessary. Sold by Mr. Cornwell, Patentee, as his House, No. 13, Conduit- street, Hanover- square, LONDON, ( removed from Fleet- street) in bottles of 5 s. and 10 s. fid. or the quantity of Six Bottles, 1 1. 3 s. 3 d. with proper directions. Allowances are made to those who buy quantities. The above valuable Cordial is also sold by ROSE and DRURY, Printers, Lincoln ; Mr. Taylor, Ret- ford ; Mr. Booth, Caistor ; Mr. Ellis and Mr. Weir, Horncastle ; Mr. Marsh and Mr. Sheardown, Louth ; and George Briton, Newsman from Lincoln to Louth. Mr. Hill's Ormskirk Medicine. THIS genuine Medicine, for the Cure of the Bite of a Mad Dog, & c. in Man and Beast, is pre- pared by Miles Barton, Surgeon, in Ormskirk. The most scrupulous way be satisfied, by applying to each of his Venders, that from 1778, to February the 4th, 1785, eleven thousand four hundred and fourteen Packets have been sold and administered with the greatest Success. Packets, for Man and Beast, are retailed at 3 s. 8< L ( Duty included) arid for Dogs at half Price. SOLD by Mr. Cornwell, No. 198, Fleet- street ; Mr. Bolton, Front of the Royal- Exchange ; Mr. Durham, Stationer, Cockspur- street, Charing- cross ; Mr. Denham, Stationer, Shadwell High- street ; and no where else in London. Jacob, Peterborough ; Musent, Grantham ; Rowlandwythers, Spalding; Norrise, Surgeon, Hull; Barton, Horncastle ; Steven- son, Newark; Taylor, Retford; Cooke, Mansfield; Marshall, Druggist, Market- Place, Nottingham ; Cal- low, Chesterfield; Saxelsby, Derby ; Ellor, Lough- borough ; Smith, Doncaster ; Pearson, Sheffield ; Bowling, Printer, and Medley, Druggist, Leeds; Blanchard and Comp. Printers, York ; Howgrave, 4 Stamford ; Doubleday, Southwell ; Lomax, Bing- ham ; Baines, Bawtry ; Wilson, Post- Office, Rother- ham ; Heaton, Market Raison ; Burgess, Boston; Sheardown, Louth; and Turner, Ollerton. " Also by ROSE ( 3 DRURY, Printers, LINCOLN, and J. TAYLOR, Printer and Bookseller, EAST RETFORD. Of whom may be had, ANDERSON'S true Scots Pills, is. Bateman's Drops, which give immediate Relief in the most racking Pains of the Rheumatism, Gout, ( 3c. ts. Bathing Spirits for Strains and Bruises, 6d. British Oil, an' effectual Remedy for Strains, Ulcers, old Sores, Swellings, ( 3c. 1 s. British Herb Snuff, in Canisters at is 3d, or fmali Boxes at 6d. British Herb Tobacco, in Quarterns at is 3d, or in Tw penny Papers. Bott's Corn Salse, 6d. Brooke's Ague Drops, as. Bailey's Patent Blacking Cakes, 6d. Best Cedar Pencils. Basson and Hautboy Reeds. Cephalic Snuff', 6d. a Bottle. Court Sticking Plaister. Cake Ink, by Smith and Son, 6d. Daffy's Original Elixir,, by Dicey is 4d. Ditto, by Spilsbury, Chymist, kc. tfewark, It 4< L D itto, by Brooke, London, is 3d. essence of Peppemint, is. Egyptian Balsam for old . Wounds and Ulcers, is 9< i. Freebairne's Antiscorbutic Drops, 6s. Fifes Godfrey's Cordial, 6d. Greenough's Tin ( lurefor cleaning the Teeth, l » . Ditto, for curing the Tooth Ach, is. Green Hat- casing. Hatfield's Tincture for Cuts, Strains, ( Sc. is. Hill's Balsam of Honey for Coughs and Colds, is. Honeywood's Tincture for Cleansing and Preserving the Teeth. Sold only in Lincoln, by Rose and Drury, Printers, ( 3c. near the Stone- Bow ; and by one Trader in most Towns in Great- Britain and Ireland. Price 6 d. the Bottle. Hooper's Female Pills, is. Issue Plaisters, by Sandwell, is. Ditto, by Bowden, is. Ink for marking Linen- India Rubber. Japan Ink, 6d. Jackson's Tincture for Coughs and Asthmas, is, James's Fever Powders, 2s 6d. Kendrick's Worm Cakes, is. LeCoeur's Imperial Oil for Cuts, green Wounds, ( 3c. as 6J. Maredant's Drops, by Norton, will perfectly cure the most inveterate Leprosy, Scurvy, old Sores, or Ulcers, the Evil, Fistulas, Piles, Pimpled faces, & c. Pr. 6s. Oriental Vegetable Cordial, for violent Pains in the Bowels, 5s. Pectoral Lozenges of Tolu, is. Pullin's Antiscorbutic Pills, as 6d. Purging Pills, is. Female Pills, is. Pounce, and Pounce Horns. Radcliff's Purging Elixir, is. Rock's Viper Drops, a balsamic, strengthening, and restoring Composition, 3s. Rock's Asthmatic Elixir, for Coughs, Difficulty of Breathing, ( 3c. is. Royal Tooth Powder, 1 s. Steers's Opodeldock for Sprains, ( 3c. is 6d. Stoughton's Drops, is. Spilsbury's Antiscorbutic Drops, 4s. Smith's Smelling Medicine for the Itch, is 6d. Corn Salve, as 6d and is 6d. Sujah's China Japan Blacking Balk, 6d. Scott's Superfine Water Colours, in Pots and Cakes, prepared as in China. Real superfine Indian Ink. Liquid Colours for Maps and Plans. Best Camel- hair Pencils; with all Things necessary for colouring and drawing. Sealing Wax, Wafers, and Wafer Paper. Shining Sand. Turlington's Balsam of Life, is gd. Vandour's Nervous Pills, as 6d. Walker's Jesuit's Drops, as 6d. Violin Strings, and Bridges. %* All Medicines which Jell for a less Sum than as6d, pay 3d Duty: If for as 6d and under 6i Duty : If for 5s or upward, is Duty. Alfo at Garrawav's Co. 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