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The Leicester and Nottingham Journal

22/04/1786

Printer / Publisher: J. Gregory 
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Date of Article: 22/04/1786
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ournal. [ Number 1738.] SATURDAY, April 22, 1786. T1 STOKE- GOLDING. < IIE Proprietors and Occupiers of Lands and Tenements in this Parrrti, are requested to attend a MEETING, at the BULL'S- HEAD INN in MARKET- BoSWORTH, on Monday the ift day of May next, at three o'Clock in the Afternoon, to consider what is necessary to he done respecting certain Estates in the said Parish, many Years ago devifed to Trustees for the Purpose of repairing the public Causseways and Highways there. Stoke Golding, lift April, 1786. Samuel Toplis's Creditors. THE Creditors of SAMUEL TOPLiS, late of Swepstone in the County of Leicester, Taylor, deceaf- rd, are desired to send an Account of their respective De- mands to his Widow and Administator, ALICE TOPlIS, - of Swepstone aforesaid, or to Mr. WEBB, Attorney, Hinck- ley, in order that a State of his Affairs may be laid before them : — And all Persons indebted to the Estate of the faid Samuel Toplis, are desired to pay the same forthwith to his faid widow, or the said Mr. Webb. Bankruptcy Dividend to be paid. SUCH of the Creditors of GABRIEL HOL- LAND, late of Swannington in the County of Leicester. Goal- Master, Dealer and Chapman, residing in or near London, as have proved their Debts under the original and renewed Commissions of Bankrupt awarded and iffued forth againft him, may receive their final Dividends of One Shil- ling and Nine Pence in the Pound on their refpeftive Debts," hy applying to Mr. Kinderley, Attorney, in Symonds Inn, Chancery- Lane, on Monday the 34th Day of April Inftaut, between the Hours of Ten and Twelve o'Clock at Noon of the same Day : And such of the faid Bankrupt's C- editors as reside in the Country, may receive their respec- tive fi > al Dividends, by applying fo Mr. Pestell in Ashby- de- la- zouch, in the faid County of Leicester, who will at- tend at the Queen's- Head Inn, in the faid Town, on the faid 14' h Day of April, between the Hours above- mentioned, for the Purpose of paying the fame. ashby- de- la- zouch, I/? April 1786. LAND- TAX. NOtice is hereby given, That the First Meet- ing of the Commissoners of the I, and- Tax for the County of Leicester, will beheld at the Three- Crowns Inn in Leicester, on Friday the » 8th Day of April instant, at 11 o'clock in the Forenoon. Sheriff' 1 Office, Leicester, 7 , WILLIAM HEYRICK, Efq. zc^ th April, 1786. J SHERIFF. March 17, 1786. Wm. BEEBY, LINENS WOOLEN DRAPER, Oppofite the Market- Cross, LouGHBOROUGH. TAkes this opportunity of informing his Friends and CustomerS; that he has laid in a large Affortment of ORNAMENTAL and USEFUL GOODS in the above Branche-, of the neweft and belt approved fasHionS. He returns his fincere thanks for the flatter ing encouragement he has already met with, * nd humbly solicits their future favors, uling his endeavors to m- « it them by an attention to their commands, with fidelity, care and dispatch. MEMBRINO, WILL COVER this SEASON, at EN DERBY HALL, TWENTY- FIVE MARES, at FIFTEEN SHILLINGS t if 1, and is. the Groom. He is the strongest and finest shaped thorough- bred Horfe in England. He was got by Lord Grosvenor's Mem- brino, out of Aquilina, which is the" Dam of Mr. Smith's Highflyer Colt. The Money to be paid at the Time of Covering. SqUIRREL To Cover thisSeason at Half- a- Guinea a Mare and is. the Man :—( To be paid at the Time.) At Peckleton, Sundays ; Shilton, Mondays ; Melton, Tues- days ; Quorn, Wednesdays ; Loughborough, Thursdays ; Ouorn, Fridays ; Leicester, Saturdays. SQUIRREL is 15 hand; and an half high, full of bone, and a rermrkable good foal- getter. was bred by the Hon. Thomas Harley, \ and got by his Horse Dragon. Dragon was bted by Lord Portmore, and by Black- and- All- Black, his Dam by Nonsuch, out of a White- foot Mare. Squirrel's Dam was got by Squirrel, and out of a ReguluS Mare of the late Duke of Devonshire's. To C O V E R this SEASON, At CHARTLEY CASTLE, in the County of ST AF ECR D , The noted Horfe A C T I V E, At ONe GuinEAa Mare, and HALF- A- CR OWN the Groom. LIKEWISE The Noted Arabian, That beat ali the Arabians at Newmarket; At HALF- A- GUINEA a Mare, and ONE SHILLING the Groom, for Hunters, Half- bred Mares, and Cart Mares ; and ONE GUINEA and HALF- A- CROWN the Groom, for Bred Mares. To be LET, and entered upon immediately, In GREAT- BOWDEN Lordship, ONE CLOSE of PASTURE, containing about Thirty- feven Acres. Also one Piece of Meadow Ground, about five Acres. Also one small Close about three Acres, and a House standing in it, in Great Bowden town ; the whole tythe free ; to be let together, if it fuits a Te- nanr ; if not, to be let seperate to two Tenants. Enquire of Mr. joseph French, of Great- Bowden. ( pj* Wanted,— A very bandforne genteel Gelding, 14 hHnds 3 inches, or 15 hands high; remarkable Heady and fure footed ; a very safe Carrier ; goes well all his paces ; for which a good price will be given.— Enquire as aforefaid, KEGWORTH, LEICESTERSHIRE. rpO be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, J. By Mr. SPURRIER, Order of the Assignees A Freehold Substantial Modern- built Brick DWELLING- HOUSE, four rooms on a floor, genteely fitted up, a very L iige YARD, cOACH HOUSE, FOUR- STALL STABLE an! Offices; a LIQUOR- SHOP ; TWO COUNTING- HOUSES ; Two Large WAREHOUSES ; a VAULT, 70 feet by 18 feet ; a Cooper's Shop, Cart- house, & c. and two Gardens, with lofty brick walls, well flocked with Fruit- Trees, and an Orchard adjoining. Also a very rich Meadow, of about four Acres, fituate a " fmall distance from the above, the whole late in the Oc- cupation bf Mr. JAMES HoDSON, RAISIN- WINE MAKER & BRANDY- MERCHANTS The Premifes are very convenient, in complete repair, and well calculated for the Business in which they have been em- ployed ; or for a Pale Beer Brewery, an inn, or manufaftory. For further Particulars apply to Mr. Salmon, on the Pre- mifes ; or to - Mr. Spurrier, Cotthall- court, Throgmorton- ftreet, London. WE whose Names are hereunder written, do hereby certify that we well know JOHN STONE of Loughborough, and that we believe him to be an honest, sober and induftri- ous Man, and a proper Person to succeed SAMUEL WEB- STER, as Carrier of Goods to and from Leicester, Notting- ham, and other Places, and that he will execute any Com- mands with which Ladies, Gentlemen, Tradesmen and others pleafe to favor him, with Punctuality and Fidelity. John Davys William Hallam Samuel Simpson T, Hadwen John Ella Susannah Harris W. Moore Thomas Cooke Thomas Ackely W. Cradock Joseph Woodroffe Wm. Armstrong W. Douglas John Hopwell Samuel Walker W. Woty Anna Kirkland Mary Taberner Joseph Paget ' Edward Winfield John Chapman L Boyer Thomas Harrison Robert Wykes A. Fry Benjamin Raven John Cheatle Mich. Ella J. Cockayne William Gilliver John Thorpe Ann Clarke Thomas Palmer Walter Barrs James Mitchell John Armstrong Joel Marshall He purposes to set out from Leicester at six o'clock in the Evening. MARKET- HARBOROUGH, April 20th, 1786. W A N T E D IMMEDIATELY :' A considerable Number of JOURNEYMEN SHOEMAKERS, For light neat Men's Work, such as turn'd down Boots, light waxed and grained Shoes, campaign'd Shoes and chan- nei'd Pumps ; also Women's stuff Pumps. Such as are good Hands may have constant Employ, by applying to JOHN HARRISON. None need apply but good Hands. T'i To be LET : HE Great and Small TITHES of HUNCOTF, in the County of Leicefter. For Particulars apply to Mr. JOHN LYNES, at Kirkby- Mallory in the faid County, who is authorised to treat for the same.' April i7ih, 17S6. To be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, Either together or feperate, AMessuage or Tenement, with the Outbuild- ings, and a Garden and Orchard thereunto belonging, . centai^ iing together by statute measure ir. J2p situate at Monk's- Kirby, in the county of Warwick, in the occupati- on of Chamberlain. Alfo Two Closes situate at Monks- Kirby aforesaid, con- taining together by statute measure 9a, jr. 14P. in the occu- pation of John Pain. The above Premises are freehold, and, for further Particu- » rs' apply to Mr. John King, Attorney, in Leicester. Sunday & Monday's Posts. LONDON, April iS. Whitehall, Apiil 15. THE king has been pleased to appoint Sir Guy Carleton, knight of the most honourable order of the Bath, to be captain general and governor in chief inand over the province of Quebec in America, in the room of Sir Frederick Haldimand, K. B. The king has also been pleased to appoint the faid Sir Guy Carleton to be captain general and governor in chief in and over the province of Nova Scotia, including the islands of St. John and Cape Breton in America, in the room of John Parr, Esq. and of the province of New Brunswick in America, in the room of Thomas Carleton, Esq. The king has also been pleased to appoint the said Sir Guy Carleton to be general and commander in chief of his Majasty's forces in the above mentioned provinces and islands, and within the island of Newfoundland. The Minister has acquitted himself well in respect to the revenue, and would have done most satisfac- torily, if his enemies were to consider what rotten work he has to repair, what a battered conllitution he has to establish. We repeat it, that the com- mission for the purposes of paying off the national debt, is only a step- which may be expected to be pursued in peaceable times. The payment of this enormous interest must be flow indeed. AN we wilh and want is, that Ministers may guard againlt bringing us intp any war, the expenses of which cannot be defrayed from its success. Every administration has some favorite hobby : Revenue seems to be the hobby of the present men in power, and they have hitherto trotted on pretty well. A plan is said to be in agitation for raising nurferies of timber on the royal forests. Those near the navigable rivers are to have the preference in thefe establishments; and oak we are told, is to form a very extensive part of these plantations. There is scarcely a quarter of the globe to which Ministry havSNt not in view to extend the invigora- ting and enriching influence of commerce. The Commutation act reaches to Indostan. Mr. Eden's fuperior commercial faculties are, at this moment, bufy in France. With the Empress of the Russias, every possible step is daily taken. The Scotch fifh- eries and the whale trade, are constantly and zeal- 4Hjfly attended to ; and by the plan to be adopted to proteft and promote our navigation and commerce on the banks of Newfoundland, the fettlers there, and in Nova Scotia, will eventually be enabled to subsist, not only in comfort but in affluence. Efforts directed to such objects as these, are truly honourable to thofe who make them. They are fuch as pro- mife to be the molt conducive to national wealth and felicity, and therefore will deferve to be held as matters of the first and highest consideration. The powers entrusted to Earl Cornwallis are great- er than ever possessed by a subject of this country, and perhaps no nobleman ever deferved the confi- dence of Government in a more eminent degree. On him the British nation turn their imploring eye when they wilh to unite the prosperity of England with the alleviation of thofe misfortunes which afflid the natives of Asia. This is a true praise ! This is the most exquisite and glorious enjoyment that can possibly fall to the share of any mortal ! The law which enacts that the oppressors of India should ac- count for the acquisition & disposal of their fortunes has dwindled info the farce of auricular confession. When the point in dispute between Minillry and Opposition relates only to the rights of human nature. and a matter of compassion, things are easily com- promised. There appears such a disposition in the public to have the national debt reduced, that if Mr. Pitt had thought proper to pay off two millions per annum instead of one, it is not improbable but the people would chearfully have consented to load themfelves with additional taxes to accomplish a measure they have so much at heart; but then those taxes mult have been laid on their luxuries, and not on articles which are absolutely necessary for their existence. The unclaimed dividends at the Bank will be a very handsome sum for government to lay hold of, and nothing can be more equitable than that they should go to the use of the public, especially as a proviso will be made in case any claimants should start up who can prove their right of them. There are other considerable sums due to indivi- duals who have never claimed them, besides the di- vidends due on stock ; and amongst other things it is faid there is a ten thousand pound prize, ever since the reign of Queen Anne, which has been accumu- lating with interest. The late tax on perfumery meets with universal approbation ; and there are a number of other super- fluous articles which the publick in general would be glad to see made to pay handsomely towards the exigencies of the state ; for who fo proper to be tax- ed as the effeminate and luxurious? And there un- doubtedly might in this way be ten times the fum collected than that levied on shops will amount to, the repealing of which would restore the Minilter to his former popularity- It is a fact, that the sale of English goods is still public in Paris, and winked at by the French ad- ministration. The edict has served only to establish a practice of smuggling, the natural consequenccof such prohibition. The fecond ordinance lately publiftied in Au( Iri- an Flanders, which was reported to be fo highly in jurious, and pointed at Britilh manufa& ures, is what exifts in England itfelf, where, on informati- on, officers may enter into any dwelling and make search. A very capital house in the mercantile line, was under the disagreeable necessity of stopping payment a few days since, owing to the failure of remittances which were expected from the weltern continent. There can be little doubt of the prince of Wales's establishnent being augmented in the course of the present session. The exact amount of the augmentation requifite for his royal highness cannot be yet alcertained ; but in all probability it will not exceed ten or filteen thousand pounds a year. The frequent routs lately given by the nobility Sec. have not yet been properly accounted for. The truth is, that his royal highness the P— of W— had been soliciting all those who enlist under his banner, to take the earliest notice of Mrs. F — b — t. A few however, of our distinguished females have excused themfelves from receiving her at their houses. Lady S y in particular, when the P — addressed her on the fubjeft, replied as follows; " I am much honoured by your royal highness's condescension, but must beg leave to know my husband's pleasure, before I can return you an answer." Mademoiselle du The has sold her house at Paffi. She is no longer able to support the elegance of ft vie to which ihe has been so long accustomed. Her charms being superannuated, her admirers have withdrawn their allegiance, and left her court a desart. Sublata_ causa, tollitur effectus. This courtesan so famed in the modern annals of gallantry, is come to London, never more to see her native land. When the debts of this antiquated queen are paid off, her income will scarcely amount to 15,000 livres per annum. Whereas, if her economy had equalled her adroitness in making conquests, her spoils would now exceed 150,000 a year. On Thursday night arrived at his house in Portland Place, his most serene highness the duke of Orleans. Yesterday the nuptial ceremony was performed a Streatham church between Lord John Russel and his lady. This is the third time of the ceremony being performed. The two former were done at Brussels in both the Protestant and Roman sorm. The hogartho mania is as strong as ever. On Thursday the 6th of April ( it should have been the first) the " Roman Military Punishments," a pal- try work for which no bookseller, feven years ago, would have asked more than a few shillings, was sold at Greenwood's for 61. on account of fome trifling plates in it by Hogarth.— The same auction is alfo said to have exhibited an impression from a piece of plate pretended to have been Mr. Pope's, with somewhat about the Rape of the Lock engraved on it.-— But the connoisseurs would not bite. Singularity ever triumphs in the fashionable circle; and a peculiar broad sash, decorated with painted stars, honi soit qui mal y pense, is at present displayed by the lasses of taste ; it is called Herbert favourite. On Friday a hackney coachman was brought to the Public- office, Bow street, charged with Itealing a box containing bonds to the amount of 800I. with a trifle of money, and some considerahle articles. It appeared that he had been hired, and regularly paid his fare, when he set the gentleman down to whom the box belonged ; that he went away in a manner no ways to be suspected. The box was ad- vertised with a reward, and when discovered all the articles were found except the bonds, which had been burnt. He was committed for re examination. Friday afternoon, as some men were emptying boiling soap- lees, at a soap- boiler's in Princes- street, Drury- Iane, into a large tub, fixed in a cart, the head of the tub suddenly burst, the lees gushed out, and ran down over one of the work- men, who was unfortunately standing at the tail of the cart, by which accident he was scalded in so terrible a manner, that the skin was stripped off his body from head to feet. Tuefday & Wednesday's Posts. LONDON, April 16. HOwever necessary peace be to Britain, and how- ever well the Minister may be inclined to pre- serve it, consideriug the present critical situation of affairs he will perhaps find it impossible, at lea ft very difficult to maintain that neutrality, without which he cannot curry his schemes into execution. To say nothing of the storms which lower on the continent of Europe, the rancour shewn against this country by the rulers of America, and their com- plaints of our non- compliance with certain articles of the treaty, indicate a design to break with us as f; on as they have an opportunity, and find them- felves in a condition to take up arms. Befides, if hoftilities commence between them and the Abori- ginees of the country, the latter will naturally look to us for assistance. if we refuse them, their resen:- ment will be roused, and finding themselves aban- doned by us, they may not only come to an accom- modation with the States, but even join with them to take vengeance on what they may call our perfidy. Thus either way a war in that country seems una- voidable, and a war in America will infallibly bring on one in Europe. If Mr. Pitt can steer the vessel of state safely between this Scylla and Charybdis, he will shew greater abilities than ever were dissplayed even by his illustrious father, Yesterday Lord Cornwallis let off to Portsmouth to embark" for the East- Indies. The coinage of silver very probably will be considered towards the end of the present session. But if it should stand over to the next session, there can happen no loss from any fluctuation in the price of bullion as a very large stock was laid up, when the price was at the lowest. Some smaller gold coin, the aliquot parts of a guinea, as seven and fourteen shilling pieces will also be added to the circulating medium of our country — and will be struck with as large a surface as their value can possibly admit of. Colonel O'Kelly's bett on the horse he run yester- day at Newmarket, amounted on Thursday last to feven thoufand pounds. Voltaire compared the English to a but of their own strong beer, the froth at top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent. " Your nation, like your language" ( said Vol- taire one day to an Englishman) is a strange mix- ture of a variety of others, When I behold one of your countrymen fond of the tricks and chicane of law, I say, there is a Norman who came over with William the Conqueror. When I see another affa ble and polite, he has the manners of a plantage- net; or a third, outrageous and brutal, that, say I, is a Dane." Yesterday about half an hour before the Lord Mayor's procession reached St. Bride's church, two over- driven oxen crossing Fleet- street from the bridge to Fleet- market, threw the holiday- gapers into uch confusion, that several people were thrown down, among whom were a / woman with a child, which latter fell with such violence as to occasion its death. The constables instantly pursued the drivers. On Thursday next the prisoners in the different gaols of this metropolis will be removed to New- gate, in order to take their trials at the next sessions, which begin at the Old- Bailey on Wednesday the 26th instant. There are for trial upwards of 160 prisoners who have been committed since last sessions, and mostly for capital crimes. Saturday, about half past two o'clock, his Ma- jefty's ship Impregnable, of go guns, was launched at Deptford. The fineness of the day, and the re- port that the King and Queen, and the three elder Princesses would be present, brought together ati amazing number of people. The town of Deptford and the dock- yard was crowded with carriages. The launch was a very fine one, she going off her ways remarkably easy. A boat was funk with people in it, by getting under her ( tern ; but hap- pily the people were taken up by the boats. The Impregnable has been five years building, having been sufFered to stand in her frames for a twelve- month, to season her timbers ; so that she is looked upon to be as strong and well- built a ship as any in the Navv. On Wednefday the 5th instant an inquisition was taken at Ramsey, before Mr. Ridlington, one of his Majesty's Coroners for the county of Hunting- don, on view of the body of John Thompson, of St. Ives in the county of Huntingdon, Esq. who being in company with fome gentlemen at the George Inn, at Ramsey, about six o'clock on Mon- day evening, took the opportunity while the gen- tlemen were gone out to order their horses, to'take a large quantity of opium, in consequence of which he languished till Tuesday afternoon, and expired in great agonies. The cause of this rash act is at- tributed to the embarrassed state of his affairs.-— Verdict lunacy. Shrewsbury, April 14. A person very genteel int his appearance and behaviour, who came to the Lion inn on Friday last, accompanied by a young woman of great beauty- and accomplishments, and one livery servant, was taken into custody, and upon facts deposed to before the magistrates, was detained for further examination, on suspicion of defrauding a Lady of property in the funds ( as mentioned in our last.)—- In consequence of this proceeding, an application was made to Sir Sampson Wright who informed the acting justices, that it did not appear to him that any such fraud had been committed, and that he believed the account in the papers was groundless. Upon this information and an enquiry- made in the mean time into the facts alledged, the gentleman has- been discharged, and he and the lady immediately proceeded on their journey. Thursdays Post. CASERTA, March 21. THE last accounts from ihe Lower Calabria and Medina have occasioned fome alarm here. Three or four shocks of an earth- quake have been lastly felt there, fo vi- olent as to oblige the inhabitants of thofe afflicted countries to quit their wooden barracks and houses, some of which have suffered, but happily no lives have been lost. [ London gazette . Lewes, April 17. Last Monday night the fol- lowing circumstance happened at the house of Mr Chandler, at Heusebridge Common, near Steyn ing, in this county The floor of 3 garret, in which 3 loads of oats were lodged, gave way and fell intoa room under it, where the mother of Mr. Chandler was asleep in one bed, and a maid- servant and girl in another; the girder of the garret, falling on the girder of the floor below, ( which fortunately was situated between the two bed.) broke it, and occa sioned that floor to give way also when floors, oats, women, beds and all went together into a bricked room below. The women were most terribly fright ened, but providentially escaped unhurt. Last Thursday the following most barbarous And inhuman murder was committed on Tyler's Green, near Godstone, in Surrey! — A villain, a pauper belonging to the latter place, having conceived some dislike to Mr. Burt, an apothecary there, me- ditated his death, which he effected by attacking him suddenly, first knocking him down, and then chopping him about the head, face, and other parts, with a hand- bill, which he had concealed for that purpose. The horrid perpetrator was immediately pursued, and taken. When in custody he appeared totally unmindful vf the consequences, and seemed to express great satisfaction that he had so amply gratified nis diabolical revenge. Mr. Burr, who wrs a man of unexceptionable charcter, has left behind him six children, with a widow pregnant of the seventh. Soon after the murder, one of the de- censed's gloves was found on the road, with his thumb in it. One of his hands was also nearly chop- ped off, and his skull broken in a shocking m. m- * ner. The widow of Mr. Burt, apothecary, at God- stone in Surry, who was so inhumanly murdered on Thursday last, by a villain, a pauper of God- stone, was so much affected at receiving the unhap py intelligence, that she was taken in labour, and is since dead. About two o\ Jo< k on Thursday morning laft, 3 party of revenue officers, fell in with a body of smug- glers, about 18 in number, in the act of running contraband goods, in the town of Robertsbridge, in this county, and on attacking them, met a resistance that produced a kind of running fight between them, that lasted near four hours, in which the officers took five horses, and a considerable quantity of ge- neva. In the battle a smuggler lost one of hia hands, which was neatly cut off by a stroke which he re- ceived from Mr Holloway, with his hanger. The officer:, in their way home, fell in with another par- ly of smugglers, whom they also attacked, and af- ter shooting one of the most active thro' the arm, captured two horses heavily laden, and got fafe home with their prize. Carlisle, April 10. This day the election for this city began ; the candidates were John Lowther and John Christian, Esqrs. At the close of the poll the numbers were, For Mr. Lowther 187 — Mr. Christian 176. It is expected to be a warm contest. Both fides are straining every point to gain the ancient freemen, 1 ; te honorary ones being entirely in the interest of Lord I, , Should Mr. L. not succeed, he will nevertheless be returned, being certain of a majori- ty through the honorary freemen. Northampton, Af'il 15. On Thursday last, a- liout two o'clock in the afternoon, a terrible fire broke out at Great Everdon, in this county, which in a few hours consumed upwards of thirty dwelling- houses with the greatest part of their furniture, be- sides out- buildings, & c. On Wednesday morning last a most daring robbery was committed at the Bell inn, in Northfield in the countv o1 Worcester, by six villains: part of whom having entered the house by forcing open the window, after beating and securing the other, went to the landlady's chamber, whom they with dreadful imprecations and blows violently abused. They then went into other rooms of the house and after fecuring in their beds the persons they contained, obliged two of the maids to fh° w them the bureau there the money was kept. This they broke open, and robbed of gold and silver to a confiderable amount. They and took with them several pieces of plate ; but had the audacity to stay and refresh themselves with bread and cheese, and a bottle of wine before they quited the house. FoUr men have since been apprehended, two of whom were positively sworn to by a servant girl; it appears they were difcharged at the last assizes at Warwick, to which place they were committed for a burglary at Dunchurch, by the names of Smith and Lane, but since they have been apprehended, and in custody of the officers, they say their names are Jones and Bars. depressed by money being thrown into them ; nor can the prospect of the alleviation of the national debt, one would think, tend to lessen their valu^. It is saying nothing but what is juil, to remark, that so much attention as is at present paid to offici- al reformation and public oeconomy, never was to be found among any preceding set of ministers. Wherever retrenchments can be made they are adop- ted : and not one shilling is expended which the bu- siness of the nation does not require. When we add to this, that the executive servants of the public have exerted themfelves not only zealously, but succefs- fully to improve the national revenue, we exhibit Ministry in a very favorable light, while we point to a prospect that cannot but be pleasing to every one who desires to see this kingdom flourish. It is impossible to foretell what events may take place on the continent— whether the King of Pruf- sia may foon die, or the Stadholder be sent a beg- ging. This much, however, may be affirmed with tolerable certainty : that no event is at all likely soon to take place there, by which the credit of this island can be injured. For whatever re- volutions may take place, Ministry will see that Britain, happily seperated from the scenes of con- tinental contention, be not drawn in to take a part in the struggles that may ensue. At prefent the aits of peace are their study ; and it will go much against their inclination, if ever they exchange them for those of war. The principal endeavours of the present men in power, have been directed to osconomy, to the re- trenching of superstuous places and pensions, and saving money for the use of the nation, and to al- leviate the burthens of the people, This is a system to which the people have been very little used of late years, and it is natural for them at first to fuf pect a stranger. By the late death of Mr. Pelham of the Customs, two valuable, and almost sinecure patent places are become vacant. One is, the post of Inspector Ge- neral of the Exports and Imports in the port of London ; the other is, Customer of Chester; worth together about 1600I. per annum. The business of the former is at present transacted by Mr. Irving But whether they are again to be made patent pla- ces, is not yet settled. Confident with the plan of reform they cannot. An evening paper say;, that on Monday morning a design of the following truly alarming and very dangerous tendency, was detected, and immediate ly communicated to Lord Sydney, Secretary df State for the home department : That several LONDON, Apr, I 19. The public may rest assured of the falsity of such assertions, as give out that Ministry are apprehensive of being eventually forced to have recourse to the imposition of fresh taxes, or to a loan, in order to carry forward their plan of establishing a permanent sinking fund. Ministry have a full belief that the prelent resources of Government will prove equal to all the public exigencies, at the same time that they provided regularly for the difcharge of the na- tional debt ; aud unless the enemies of government succeed in effecting somewhat that may distress the nation, Ministry have no reason to fear any disap pointment of their hopes. There is but one effect, which it is reasonable to suppose, the establishing of the sinking fund will have on public credit; that is, that it will confi- < jei « bh raise it. Stocks surely are not likely to be I cle persons were employed to visit and get into our dif- ferent dock yards, arsenals, & c. in order to make full discoveries of our actual naval situation, thro' every department of the navy. That those persons are foreigners, in a situation of life little to be suf- pected of such national treachery even in time of war, but much Less so in a time of profound peace, and a pending negociation of a treaty of commerce That for the better accomplishment of such dillio- norable treacheries, those persons have seduced and brought over, one or more of our own countrymen, whole situations enable them to make ample difeo- veries to the natural enemies of this kingdom. That these informations having been made to the a- bove Secretary of State, they were instantly laid be fore his Majesty, who immediately ordered a coun- cil to be called, the result of which w » s, an express was dispatchcd to a foreign Ambassador oh Monday evening about seven o'clock. That messengers were ordered to be in waiting, at his Excellency's house, to carry thofe expresses, with his Excellcn- cy's answer to them, directly to his court ; to which court, very serious remonstrances will be fent, and a categorical answer instantly demanded. The Commissioners of Excise have determined fully to investigate the means, by which a certain house was enabled to effect the removal of so large a quantity of rum, from the warehouse in which it was secured, under what is termed the King's Lock i being convinced, that without some connivance the fraud was impracticable. The above fraud is the must considerable that has been practised on the Revenue, in any single instance for above half a century ; the loss being upwards of three thousand pounds. The detection of the parties alluded to, has afford- ed the highest satisfaction to every regular dealer in A great part of the exportation of that article from the port of London, having been done by the same parties, who executed Foreign Commissions, on terms lower than could be done by others. The suppression of smuggling in Scotland has produced the happiest effects. Above a thoufand people, engaged in the importation and vending of prohibited commodities, have betaken themselves to the fisheries — an employment much more honorable to themselves, and more beneficial to their country. It may, perhaps, not be unseasonable at this pe- riod to observe, that in the reign of King William the Hid. when many gentlemen in Scotland had formed a plan for settling a colony, and engrofling the commerce of the South Seas, on the isthmus of Darien, near Panama, the Hon. Secretary Har- lev, afterwards Earl of Oxford, used to tell the projectors in conversation, and advise his correspon- dents in Scotland, that it was very singular, and apparently ill- judged, to put themselves to fo much trouble and expence, in laying foundation for in- dustry abroad, when their own shores furnished an inexhaustible fund of wealth and greatness. The propriety of cultivating the fisheries on the Scottish coast, has at all times been obvious, and now it is hoped it will be made a subject of serious confide- ration ; and that parliament will support and carry into effect whatever prudent and practicable mea- fures may be pointed out by the patriotism and good sense of the Committee of Fisheries. The sale of the Company's teas has encreased by several millions of pounds per annum. Since the Commutation Act took place, Mr. Rous and others, who have written most judiciously on the subject, affirm, that much more than the half of the teas confumed in Britain, previously to the passing of the above act, were smuggled. It is nothing won- derful, therefore, that there should now be fo large an increase of the Company's imports in that arti for the trade is now transferred from a set of desperadoes, who regarded only their own private interest, and acted in defiance of the laws of their country to a respectable body of merchants; who find their interest intimately connected with that of the community : and this is the only change that has taken place. If this circumstance be duly at- tended to, it will not be difficult to shew that the Company's sales may be much more than double of what they formerly were ; and yet not one ounce of tea be drank in this country now, more than was drank before smuggling received the fatal blow which Miniltry have given it. Copy of a letter from a merchant in Providence in Rhode Island State, dated Jan. 4, 1786, to a merchant in London. " The New England states are struggling under great difficulties. By their darling independence they have lost their trade, and every other valuable thing. It is impossible for them to pay the interest of their foreign debt, much less are they able to pay the principal. When it is considered how many branches of commerce are cut off, their present situation clearly points out what will be the future. The cod and whale fisheries, their distilleries, which supplied the Guinea trade, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Canada; their spermaceti manufactures, lumber trade, ship building ; their circuitous trade ; the bounties Great Britain gave our naval stores, deal, and square timber, & c. Stc. are gone for ever. Our labourers in every branch are also gone and going, which enhances the price of labour, and consequently affects the produce throughout the states of America. " Under all these former advantages and indulgences, they scarcely could supply the country from real want, and could never pay their debts to the British merchants. How much less can they do it now. " This is the effect of ambition. and wickednefs; and yet after all, the leaders in the revolution feem in general, to be the least benefited by it. As to the London merchants they deserve no pity, as they obstinately refused the advice and opinion of the mod knowing merchants here and there. " Our people finding that they have not power to pay their debts, are using every invention to defraud and wrong their creditors with plausibility. Tihey cry out for a medium of trade; therefore they are compelled to make use of paper money, and this paper money is so be a tender for all debts. " Northamptonshire state has lately made an aft, that all real or personal property, shall be a tender for debtSj at the appraisal of freeholders of the neighbourhood [ and that no man's body shall be taken in execution. The politicians of Boston are now agitating the same thing, with- an expectation that the next assembly will adopt it. All the states must adopt paper money, becaufe seems to be the voice of the people, while the an and equestrian spectators, with multitudes in and upon coaches, carts, waggons, brewers drays, and jack- ass barrows. The remarkable fineness of the day untenanted every garret, and every shop of its inhabitants ; servant maids, ' prentice boys, jack tars; and shop- keepers of all denominations, thronged to this annual sport of pleasure, where they were; as usual, regaled with gin and ginger- bread, buns, apples, ale,. porter, and oranges,— The sports were delightfully intermixed with other enjoyments of esse ru> i in the midst of dust and con- fusion, where each happy holiday maker in duo pul- vere currere, exercised himself in that which he ivai bed acquainted with, and went home fatigued, drunk, and happy. To give a particular description of the scene, is not within the limits of a newspaper detail. The million was emptied from the capital and seemed fully to enjoy their day's emancipation from busi- ness. The men made love in their homely slyle, and the lasses received the proportions without the trouble of a blush. " Thread my needle, hunt the slipper, and a roll down the hill," realized the sto- ry of Isaac and Rebecca without the formality of tho church, or the assistance of a divine. All who are acquainted with the Easter sports of Greenwich must allow these definitions to be just, and these axioms undeniable. Several drunken altercations having happened, which occasioned a variety of replies and rejoinders, the meeting did not finally break up till early yeder- dny morning. On Monday towards evening a man of a genteel appearance called at Mrs. Manning's, in Redlion Square, and asked if she was at home ; the servant replied yes, though at present busy up stairs, but if he would walk into the parlour she would acquaint hir mistress, and desired his name, which he said was Tattnall, r name the lady well knew; the servant staid a few minutes with her mistress, and in the mean time the pretended gentleman was busily employed in filling his pockets with silver spoons and other plate, and when the lady went down stairs the visitor was decamped, and had stripped the parlour of many valuable articles. On Saturday in the afternoon, as Abraham Langham, Esq; and his lady, were coming to town in their carriage from Waltham, they were stopped near Lee Bridge by two highwaymen, one of thenr knocked his pistol through the glass of the carriage and demanded their money, and robbed Mr. Larg- hatn of four guineas, and the lady of two guineas and a half. Then begged pardon for breaking the glass, and rode off without asking for their watches. This morning was executed before the Debtor's door, at Newgate, Henry Thompson, for robbing Mr , Chapman, of Union- court, Holborn, of a governor of Massachusett's bay finds it for his intered : quantity of pewter to the value of 5'. and upwards to oppose it; " I am greatly affected by the times — I have 12000!. sterling due to me, in good hands as I thought; but on examination I find myself willing to accept 4000I. for the whole, and cannot get even that for it. Thus you see the state of things here ; and 1 cannot advise friend or foe to come here that can live in England. " Massachusett's bay have made an act, prohib'ting any trade or intercourse with the British colonies^ and laid such heavy customs on British ships and manufactures as amount to a prohibition. They have endeavoured to prevail on the other states to join them ; but none succeeded only with New Hampshire and Rhode Island, because the fouthern dates suspect their defign of becoming carriers for them, as the southern States have not shipping sufficient to export their own produce; and should they lay the same restrictions on British navigation, they must take the New England ships at their own price and therefore cannot join them in these things, neither give congress power to settle a commercial treaty ; as it is the general opinion that each Hate ought, from its sovereignty, independence, and interest, to settle a commercial treaty for itself." Col. Joseph Brant, the Six Nations and Chero- kee Chief, is to embark in the same ship wilh Sir Guy Carleton for America. A tax upon dogs, says a correfspondent, would tend more to the preservation of the Game, than a- ny law yet inscribed in the stlatutes. It is well known that the destruction of the game has ever principally arisen from village sporters - a pretty formidable body, which no country is without. A tax is a sure, as well as a politic and mild mode of removing this evil. To authorize one subject to destroy a dog which is the property of another, fa- vors too much of despotism to satisfy an English- mati's mind ; and every one has heard of the arbi- trary lengths, which country gentlemen, tenacious of game, have gone in these cases; while a tax up- on dogs, guns, & c. would raise a revenue, and more certainly, as well as more constitutionally, re- dress the grievance. The receipts of the tax on horses and chaises are found at the Treasury to be infinitely short of what they are really supposed to produce ; in consequence of which some new mode is to be established for col- lecting it. A certain great Law Lord was lately applied to by an old chum for a living, the value of which he had underrated, in order to induce his Lordship the more readily to comply with his request : the con- trivance being seen through, the following elegant and characteristic billet was the result ; " TOM— if ihe living does not exceed 150I. per ann. you shall have it : if it does, you shan't by G —. To- morrow se'nnight the daughter of the Earl of Salisbury, Lord Chamberlain to theKing, is to be christened at his Lordship's house in Arlington- street, St. James's. — Their Majesties, together with the Princess Royal, are to be sponsors, and will stand in person. Diligent search is making after old precedents, to regulate this distinguished ho- nour with the highest respect: and the greatest pre- parations are in agitation, that luxury and fancy can suggest, to make the ceremony the most digni- fied and splendid that has been seen in England for many years. On Monday at Greenwich Park, the multitude being met, according to adjournment of last year, every avenue to the place was crouded with pedestri- He behaved with that decency which became his untimely end, and was turned off about a quarter before eleven. Early in the morning one of the Sheriffs went to Windsor to get another respite from his Majesty, but without effect. SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. NEWMARKET CRAVEN MEETING. MONDAY, APRIL, 17. The Craven Stakes, a Subscription of logs for all Ages: Two years- old, fill. Three years old Sid. four- years old, 8( 1. 91b. Five years- old, gft. ilb. Six- years- old 91I 51b. and aged, 9ft. 71b. across the Flat. Lord Grosvenor's Premier, by Sweetbriar, four yrs old 1 Sir C. Bunbury's Volatile, 6 yrs old - - 2. Mr Bullock's Buzaglo, 5 yfs old - - 3 The Prince of Wales's Ulysses, pged ; Mr. Douglas's Invalid, J yrs old ; Mr. O'Kelly's Vo- lunteer, ; yrs old ; Mr. Lade's b. f. Highflyer, z years old ; and Lord Clermont's b. f. by Wold- pecker, also started, but the Judge could only place the first three. Ulysses the favourite. Sweepstakes of ioogs. catb, 8d. Ab. M. rifing 3 yeais. Mr. Vernon's Brother to Kins; Wi'l'am 1 Duke af Cumberland's c. by Javelin, by Blank - 3 Ld Borrnigdon's c. by Prophet, dam by Herod, bought of Mr. Douglas — 3 Lord Grosvenor's c, Wheatsheaf, bttftfvr to Ceres 4 Ld Egremont's c. by Woodpecker, out af Figarante 5 Wheatsheaf and the Woodpecker colt both raft out of the Course. Wheatsheaf the favourite. Sweepstakes of loogs. each, h. ft. colts 8d. 31b. fillies 811. R. M. rising J yrs. I. d Derby's b. f. Zilia, by Eclipse, out of Bridget's dam 1 Sir C. Bunbury's ch. c. Young Tityrus 2. Mr. Panton's b. c. Noble by Highflyer, out of Brim 3 LH Foley's c. by Pumpkin, out of Fleacatcher pd Mr, Wyndham's c. Sky Lark by Highflyer, dam by l. d Chedworth's Snap pd Sir C. Bunhury's c. by Dorimant, out of Cecilia's dam pd Mr. Panton's ch, c. Thorn by Sweetbriar, out of Madonna pd Noble the favourite. Mr. Douglas's largest c. by Bourdeaux, bought of Mr. Cornforth, agll Mr. Lade's b. c. pd 8ogs. compromise by Engineer, 8d. each, acrofs the flat, 200gs h. ft. No crossing. Mr. Fox's f. Melon by Highflyer, won, agft Mr. Douglas's Briar, 8ll. ilb. each, R. M. ioogs. No crofling. H. R. H. the P. of Wales's Anvil, won, agft Mr. Wyndham's Drone, 8ft. 71b. each, the. three lall miles of B. C. 300gs. h. ( t. 6 to 4 on Drone, and at the turn of the lands 4 to 1 he won. Mr. Hull's Quibbler by Minor, 8ft. 71b. won, agft Mr. Crowder's Partizan, 7ft. 71b. B. C. toogs. h. ft. No crossing. Partizan the favourite. Mr. Burlton's Argos, 8ft. 7I0. won, agft Ld Foley's • li'mio, 7ft. 8q. acrofs the flat, ioogs. h. ft. No crofling. li'mio the favourite. Ld Clermont's George, 811. 71b. won, agft Ld Derby's Lady Tenzle, 811. B. C. 250gs. h. ft. Lady Teazle the favourite. Friday's Post. LONDON, April zo. The Due de Fitz- James, grandson of the Pre- tender, accompanied the Duke of Orleans ( who is jull arrived in London,) from Paris, which jour- ney these two noblemen performed in 42 hours. his royal Highness tlie Prince of Wales was, accidentally, at Gray's, when the Due d'Orleans, and the Due de Fitz James cames in. — — After the usual salutations His Royal Highness invited them to Carleton- house to dinner, where the three princes dined, and enjoyed a very chearful evening together. Forty years have made a most considerable revo- lution in principles as well as politics; — the grand- fathers of these two illustrious perfonages, fought each other in the field, and the Crown of England was the contest. Their grandsons, his Royal High- ness the Prince of Wales, and the Duke de Fitz- james, embrace in ties of friendship and hofpitalitv, in the very heart of that country for which fo much blood was unhappily shed ; whilst the Duke D'Or- leans, whose ancellor. kindled the flames of the re. bellion, promotes an intercourse, and joins in a harmony which reflects a lustre on the moll exalted dignity. Some farther lights have transpired relative to the detection of foreign spies in our dockyards; but they are so small, that, fearful of involving the re- putation of the innocent with the guilty, we for- bear to throw even a glance at either. A very little time, we are assured, will enable us to lay the mat- ter fully before the public. PRICE of GRAIN in bur Market, April 15. Wheat from 38s. tptfUs. — Rye 28s.— Barley from 22a. to 293.— Oats from 15s.* to 22s.— Beans from 325. to 40s. GAINSBOROUGH SHIP NEWS. Arrived. None. Sailed. The Nottingham, John Wilkinfon, and Blandinah, Tho- nas Wilkinfon, with nails, crates, & c. for London. The Friendlhip, Henry- Sinclair, with iron and potatoes, for ditto, and Betty, Jofeph Hare, with cheefe, & c. for Ipfwich. N£ NAVIGATION. Melton- Mowbray, 19th April, 17 86. Otice is hereby given, that there will be a MEETING held at the RAM INN, in MELTON- MOWBrAY, on Monday the 24th instant, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, when a Blank Printed Rill for making the Intended Melton Navigation will be produced, in order to be fill'd up, and to undergo fuch other alterations and additions as may be thought proper ; and for other purpofes. At 7. hich time and place the Subscribers are particularly defired 10 attend, BOROUGH of LEICESTER, To wit : THE FIRST MEETING OF THE COMMISSI- ONERS of the LAND- TAX for the faid Borough, will be held at the GuILdHAlL thereof, on Friday the 28th of April, at 10 of the Clcck i i the Forenoon. 2ijt April, 4786. RobT PEACH. Mayor. LEICESTER ASSEMBLY will be on Tuesday the 2^ th Instant. CLEMENT WINSTANLEY, Esq.?„ Mr. ROBERT COLEMAN, ^ STEWARDS. THOMAS STORAR's CREDITORS. AT the Meeting held at JOSEPH KILBORNe'S, in LougHBOrough, the 17th of April, 1786, purfu- ant to an Advertisement in the Leicester Journal, to receive Ihe respective Demands of the Creditors, who had, or were willing to execute the Deed of Trust, and take a proportio- nate Share of the Estate and EfFects of the said THOMAS STORAR, it was proposed and agreed, that a final Dividend should be made on the 9th Day of May next, and that all Perfons who have any Claim upon the Estate and Effects of the f. id Thomas Storar, who have not executed the faid Deed of Trust, and should not then attend to execute the same, would be excluded any Benefit arising from such Estate and Effects, This is therefore to give Notice, That THOMAS STORAR, of MApPLEWELL, having assigned over his Estate and Effecfs for the Benefit of such Creditors who fhould be willing to take a proportionate Part thereof, That a final Dividend will be made from the faid Effects, at the House of the faid JOSEPH KilBORNE, on Tuefday the 9th day of May next, and all fuch Creditors who have not already executed fuch Deed, and does not then attend to execute the fame, and receive their refpeftive Di- vidends, will be excluded any Benefit arising from the faid Efiate and Effects. Loughborough, April/ 17, 17S6. Leicefter April 21. On Tutfday lall 8 patients were difmifled cured from our Infirmary, and 12 were admitted. On Monday a common hall was held here, for the eiedlion of a Mayor of this Borough in the room of the late John Parfons Elqr. deceafed, when Mr. Aid. Peach was eletted to that Office. This is the fecond time Mr. Peach has been ele& ed a principal Magiilrate of this Corporation. We hear that the colleftion at St. iVlary's church, lall Sunday afternoon, for the benefit of the Charity School, amounted to 37I. 15s. ; d. and that the uuftees, encouraged by the approbation of the pub- lic, have determined upon increafing the number of children in that ufeful inflitution. Thurflay a difpenfation palled the feal, for the Rev. Charles Mjnners Sutton, Clerk, M. Ai of Emanuel College, Camhridge, and Chaplain to the Right Rev. John Lore B ( hop of Peterborough, Rec- tor of Averham, with Kelham, in the county of Nottingham, and diocefe of York, to hold the Re& nry of Whitwell, in the county of Derby, and diocefe of Lichfield and Coventry. Sunday tail was married the Rev. Dr. Price, Rec- tor of Cireat Houghton, Northampton ( hire, to Mrs. Hill, of Charlotte- llreet, Bloomlbury. On Monday the 3 J infl. died in Ireland, the hon. and Rev. Walter Shirley, brother to the right hon. £ arl Ferrers. On Saturday lall died Mr. Cocklhaw, many years keeper of the Toll gate near the Well- bridge. Lall Sunday died at Scraptoft in this county, Mrs. Ann Wigley, aged 76, ynungell, and lall furviving daughter of Sir Edward Wigley, Knt. by Dame Lseutia his wife, and filler to the late James Wig- l.' y, Efq; Reprelentative for th s Borough in five lucceflive parliaments:— By her relations, friends, and acquaintance in general, her lofs will belong felt, and fincerely lamented ; and by her tenants and drnnellics ; by the poor in particular, to whom Ihe was a conllant and generous benefaftrefs; — her bounty extended 10 all who came within the circle « 1 her knowledge. On Sunday lad died, at her houfe in Derby, Mrs. Holden, aged 79, relift of the Rev. Robert FUden, late Reftor of Sutton, in Derbylhire. On Tuefday morning died ( aged 100) Mr. John Sanders, an eminent farmer of Mackworth in Der- bvfhire. He was able to go about the farm, and dobufinefs till within thefe few days, when he was leized with an ague, which occafioned his death. Monday lall the remains of Mifs Holdfworth a young Lady of 18 years* who died a few days fince, were carried in a very decent proceflion, to St. Nicholas's Church, Nottingham, and there imerr'd in the family vault. It is r. o> v beyond a doubt, that the Mayor's filver Mace, was flojen by a perfon in good circumfiances in Cow Lntie, Nottingham, who has abfeonded and a reward of twenty five pounds is ofter'd to any oae who can bring him to jullice. The robbery was difcovered in the fallowing man- ner : A watchmaker fent the metal to a refi- ner in London, in order to feperate the gold from the filver : it happened that the refiner had heard of the mace being llolen, and fufpetfting the con- tents he had got to be a part of it* he wrote to the Mavor of Nottingham, mentioning the name of the watchmaker that had fent up the metal : he was immediately apprehended, and being carried before the Mayor, impeached againll Shipley, who refided . in Cow- lane, but has abfeonded. Lad Saturday night th ebrewhoufe, belonging tcf Mr. Nightirtgalf, in the Maypole- yard, Long- row, Nottingham, was broke open, when the cop- per was taken out of the furnace, and, with fome other ufeful articles, carried off, by one or more thieves, without the leall hopes of a difcovery. The fame evening, the houfe of Mr. John Bates, hofier, in Greyhound- llreet, was broke open fo early as ten in the evening, while the family were at the next neighbour's ; but Mrj. Bates, having occail on to go into her houfe with a lighted candle, on unlocking the door the villain efcaped through the window by which he nad entered, near the Wheat- lheaf inn yard, but without effefii ng his purpufe of robbing the houfe. A person was Iatelv convided at Liverpool for having in his pofleflion 17001b. of gunpowde 15001b. of which was feizfd and condemned, and the uwBerpaid. a firijf . of one hundred and fifty pounds,- St. JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE. THE Gentlemen educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, resident in Nottinghamshire, and the ad- jacent Counties, will meet at tbe BLACKMOOR'S- HEAD, in NOtTINGHAM, on Monday the 8th of May next, to com- memorate the Foundation of the College. Dinner at Two o'clock. derby, April 20, 1786. J. CARR, PresidenT, H O S I E R y. BURGESS returns fincere Thanks to his Friends, and the Public in general, for the many Favours received at his late Shop in the Gallowtree- gate, and begs to inform them, that be is removed into the MARKET- PLACE, rear the Port Office, where he continues to fill by retail every Article in the HOSIERY BRANCH, both wove and knitt, on the mod reafonable Terms. A Continuance of their Favours will greatly oblige, Their Obedient and Humble Servant, F. BURGESS. NOTICE to CREDITORS. THE Creditors of GEORGE WILD, late of CHARLEY, in the county of Leicefter, Farmer-, dectafed, are forthwith defired to fend an account in Writing of their refpeftive ciaims, or demand*, upon his Eftate and Effefts, to SAMUEL MAKTIN, of I. ougbhorou'gh, Shopkeeper, or to Mr. THOMAS GROVES, of Long Whatton, Blackfmith, the Executors. And all persons who are any ways indebted to thefaid George Wild, or his Widow, are defired to pay fuch debts to the, faid Executors, ( and 10 no other perfon) immtdiately, or they will be sued for the fame. Loughhro', April 19, i; 85. WANTS a PLACE in a HOsieR's Warehouse, AYOUNG MAN, regularly brought up in the Nottingham Hosiery Manufactory : has no objections : o travel. For further Particulars direct to A. B. at Mr. S. Tupman's. Bookseller. Nottingham. F. DERBY, April 5, i7g6. whEREAS fome Ihort time fince, on the Friday Night, Saturday, or Sunday, during the time of the AssizEs at LeicESTER, and after tie Judge had left this Town, an HOUSE, inhabited by a Genrleman in St. Alkmund's Church. Yard, was evidently entered through a back Window, and confiderable damage done, ( the Amount of Which cannot at prefent be particularly ascertained) by fome Perfon or Perfons greatly suspeced, and generally be- lieved to have committed Actions of the same Nature in the fame Neighbourhood ; Thif is to give Public Notice, Tl •< whoever can give Intelligence before any Magistrattof this Town bf County, who the said Person or Persons were, shall receive t l. e Reward of Twenty Pounds, exclusive of the full Reward of Forty Pounds allowed by Act of Parliament, upon the full Conviction and Detection of House- breakers. COCKING. " HE Fourth MAIN of COCKS between the Gentlemen of / eieeflerlhire and Staffordshire, to shew 5 Mains, for FIVE gUINEAS a gattle, and TWO HUN- DRED GUINEAS the odd, will be fought at the NEW PIT at Samuel Brackley's, in DERBY, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 26th, 27th, and 28th days of April instant. r t JOHN BESTALl, Staffordfhire. feeders| MARK DAVISON, Leicestershire. Dated 10th April, 1786. out Mr. To be SOLD, Neat Modern ONE - HORSE CHAISE, . with HARNESS, nearly as good as new, with- a Top— the Price TEN GUiNEAS. Enquire of ROUSE, Market- Harborough. NOTTINGHAMS. HiR E. TO be SOLD by Piivate Contract, at the houfe of SAM. LONG, the PLOUGH, in SUTTON- BONNING- TON, on Friday the 5th Day May next, between the Hours of two and fix in the Afternoon : — A FREEHOLD MESSUAGE or TENEMENT fituate in Sutton Bonnington aforefaid, with an Orchard, Barn, afld other Outbuildings. Also TWO CLOSES of Old Inclosed Land, lying near the faid Houfe For further Particulars apply to THOS. BOSWOrTH, of Great- Leake, who will shew the Premises. WANTED: An APPRENTICE to an ENGRAVER AND PAINTER. Enquire of Mr. FIRMADGE, Jun. in the High- Street. Where may be had, Chimney Pieces, Monuments, Tombs, Grave- Stones, & c. LEICESTER, April 21ft, 1786. WAN T E D, AJOURNEYMAN COLLAR- MAKER a sin gle Man. None need apply but one who understands his businefs well, and 10 such constant work will be given. Apply to Joseph Pyott, Collar- maker, Loughborough, Lei cestershire. WORKHOUSE- MASTER. WAnted, a Person to serve in the Parish of ST. MARY, for the Year ensuing, in the above Capacity, Any Perfon adequate to this Employment, is re- efled to deliver his Proposals ( sealed) at a VESTRY- MEETING. to be held on Wednesday the 26th Inllant, agree- able to a Resolution of a Vestry on Tuesday left. The Conditions are, that he ( hall maintain and cloath the Poor ( in the house only) at a certain fixed Sum each per week. As this Appointment will bean equitable ore, the Person who obtains it will !> e required to give sufficient Secu. ity for the fulfilment of his Engagement. The Bondsman's Name to be inclosed in the Proposals. Leicester, April 20, 1786. HONEST ROBIN, WILL cover this Season at Mr. JOHN FReER'S of BUST, at FOURTEEN SHILLINGS a Mare, if barren, SEVEN SHILLINGS. He is a Black Horfe, of the Cart Kind, rising four Years old. He Hands high, with plenty of Bone, and is handsomely whited. N. B. His Stock are very promising. Ai STOLEN or STRAYED, In the Night of Thursday the 13th Instant, from a Clofe of and in the Lordship of Barwell, near Stapieton Turn- pike, in the County of leicester : BLACK MARE, except a white Star in be Forehead; rather slouch - ear'd ; a brush Tail and nick'd ; she is upwards of thirteen Hands high, and stiff made. — - Whoever will give information of the faid Mare, fo that, if stolen, the Offender may be conviited ; or if lost, that she may be restored to the Owner, ( Mr. Tho- mas Smith Butcher, Hinckley) fhall receive from him a Reward ot TWO GUINEAS, Hinckley, zoth April, 1786. .. To be L E T, - rHE Remaining Part of a Lease ( threeYears unexpired from Lady- day last) of PREstwOULD- HALL, in the County of Leicester, genteelly furnished, fit for the. Reception of a large Family, and may be entered on immediately. To which'are added ONe- HUNDRED A- CRES qf rich. Arable, Meadow, and Pasture LAND, Two Good MAnORS, FISH- PONDS well stock-' d, EXTENSIVE GARDENS, with HOT SUCCESSION HOUSE, PLEA- SURE GROUNdS, all in fine. Order. likewise will be Sold, All the FARMING UTENSILS, BREEDING STOCK, & c. at a fair Valuation. N. B. PRESTWOULD is eleven Miles from the Town of Nottingham, as many from Leicester, and three from Lough- borough; and in the Centre of Mr. Meynell's Hunt. For further Particulars apply on, the Premises, and to the present Tenant, Mr. John Cossens, at Bath; or Messrs. Herbert, Spurrier, and Co. Merchants, London. 1 LO S T lall Wednesday, either in LEICESTER or between there and THURMASTON : A Black-&- white Greyhound Bitch, very light upon the Legs ; thin upon the Carcass and hand fome ;— answers to the Name of CATCH.-— Whoever wi give Information of the Bitch, and send her to RAgdALE shall be well rewarded, by applying to Lord Tamworth, at Ragdale aforesaid - And whoever keeps her after this Notice will be prosecuted according to Law. ROBERT CLARKE'S WAGGONS : Removed from the WHITE- BEAR, Basinghall- Street, to the WHITE- HORSE, Cripplegate, LonDON : CARRY Goods to Leicester, Loughborough, Derby, Alfreton, Higham, Mansfield, Ches- terfield, Eckington, Dronfield, Sheffield, and Rotherham. _ W' wHEREAS on some night last Week, the Market- Shop of THOS. ILLSTON in Hinkley, was broke open, and the following Articles taken away : Three Pieces of Warwickshire Linen Cloth Two Pieces of Lancashire Ditto Two Pieces of Stripped Linceyj The Thief or Thieves entered the Shop- door with a Piclt- lock- key ; and after committing the Robbery, half locked the Door again. Whoever will give intelligence of the perfon or perfons w'no committed this Robbery, fo that he or they may be brought to Julfice and convicted thereof, fhall receive 5Guineas reward, by me THOS. ILLSTON, of Enderby, ^ SALES by AUCTION, by Mr. CART. ^ No. I. II. III. No. I. On the PREMISES at WHITTINGTON GRANGE, in the County of Leicester, ( without Referve) on Thursday and Friday the 27' h & 28th of April, 1786: ALL the Live and Dead Stock, Growing Crops, Implements in Hufbandry, Dairy Utensils, Brewing- VefTels, and Houshold Furniture of Mr. RICHARD HeR- RICK ; — Comprising 11 fine, young, and healthy Milch Cows, 8 Stirks, 13 Calves, a very handsome fine shaped Bull of the DiSHLEY Breed; 6 Draught Horses, 2 Foals, 6 Cade Lambs, a Fat Hog;— Hovel of Wheat, Rick of Hay, 18 Quarters of Oats, 10 Quarters of Barley, 3 Waggons, 3 Carts„ Geering for 9 Horses, Harrows, Ploughs, & c. & c. & c. All the Implements in Husbandry and out- door Stock will be fold on Thursday, to begin at to o'clock ; and the Hous. hold Furniture will be sold on Friday, beginning at the same Hour, Catalogues may now be had, at the Queen's Head and White Hart at . Ashby. de- la zouch ; Bull's Head at l. oughbro' and Hinckley; George at Bosworth ; at Markfield Toll- House ; and at Mr. Cart's. No. II. On the PREMISES at NAILSTONe, in the County of Lei- cefter, on Tuesday the 2d of May, 1786, and two follow- ing Days : LL the genteel Houshold Furniture, Brewing VefTels, and other Effefls, of The Rev. Dr. BENTLEY, deceased. Catalogues may be had on Saturday next, at tbe Queen's- Head and White- Hart, Ashby- de- la- zouch ; George at bos- worth ; Bull's- Head at Hinckley ; on the Premises ; and at Mr. Cart's. • ; / No. III. In the Long- Room at the WHITE- LION in LEICESTER, on a pretty early Day to be named in a future Paper : sEveral Furnish'd bedsteads, and various other Ar'icles of good Furniture; also a valuable Set of season'd iron- bound Hogsheads, now full and almost new ; two large Mash- Vats, & c. & c. & c. Catalogues may be had at Mr. Cart's in due Time. This Sale is intended as a Clearance———— it will consist of supernumerary Articles,, the Property of a Gentleman who has left Leicester, of a Lady who has left the County, and of a I'erfin deceased. By the KING'S ROYAL LICENCE AND AUTHORITY. Granted at St. James's Palace, April 4, 1786. 1 Dr. MAYNARD's New and Elegant Translation of the Whole Works of FLAVIUS JOSEpHUS. Enriched with most superb Engravings, coloured Maps, Notes, and Marginal References, as well as every other Ad- vantage of Elegance and Utility. To l. e compleated in Sixty Numbers only, or the Overplus given Gratis, making One large Volume in Folio. Beauti- fully printed on a i. ew Type cast on Purpose for lire Work, and on superfine Paper, every Number of which will con- tain Three full Sheets of Letter Press, and he embellished with one or more grand and majesty Copper- plates, engraved by the bell Mailers, from capital Paintings and original Drawings by the most ingenious and universally admired Artists. 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( Price only SIX- PENCE) ( And the fucceeding Numbers to be continued Weekly, with- out dn> Interruption whatever, till compleated) Of THE GENUINE and COMPLETE WORKS FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS, The celebrated Warlike, Learned and Authentic JEWISH HISTORIAN. ' CONTAINING I. The Antiquities ot the Jews in Twenty Books ; with their Wars, memorable Transactions, authentic and remark- able Occurrences, their various Turns of Glory and Misery, of Prosperity and Adversity, & c. from the Creation of the W01M. — II. The Wars of the jews with the Romans, from their Commencement to the final Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus in the Reign of Vespasian. In Seven Books. III. The Book of Josephus against Apion, in Defence of the Jewuh Antiquities. In Two Parts.— IV. The Martyrdoms of the Maccabees.— V. The Embassy of philo irom the Jews of Alexandria to the Emperor Caius Caligula — VI. 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Illustrated with Marginal References, Votes Hiltorical Geo- graphical, Critical, Biographical, Claffical, and Explanatory By the Rev. EDWARD K I M P T O N,: Vicar of Rogate in Sussex ; anil AUTHOR of the Complete HISTORY of the HOLY BIBLE, From the Creation to the full Establifhment of CJIiriftianity. London: Printed for J. COOKE,. No. 17, Paternofler- Row, and may be had ot all Bookfslleis and News- carriers in England. As this is the only complete Edition of the Whole Worls -/ jOSEPhUS ever yet published under the Sanflion o/* ROYAL AUTHORITY, and Enriched toitb Notes, Marginal References, superb Copper- Plates, beautiful Coloured Maps, as tu< ll as- various other superior Advantages of Elegance and Utility, in Order ,' j prevent Mistakes, or Impressions, the Public are earnestly intreated to he particularly careful in giving their Orders for Dr. M A Y N A R D's J O SepHUS. published by J, COOKE, Paternoser- row? To be S Q L D, At BALLON, in the County of LEICESTER, TWO CLOSES of exceeding good Land, called the Bean- Hill and Cally- Croft, now in the Occupation ot Mr. John Chamberlain.-—, For Particulars, or to treat for the Purchase, enquire of Mr. Wm, Clare, of Ib- stock, in Leicestershire. L E A in A' I C E S T E R. To be L E T, and entered upon immediately, Genteel New- erected MESSUAGE, lately nhabited by Mr. Hudson, comprifing a good Cellar, two very good Kitchens, a Hall, two exceeding good Par- lours, 4 Bed- chambers, and 4 above them, with a Chimney, in each Room, with or without a Garden, and Orchard, wel( wall'd and planted with choice Fruit- trees, with a Cold- Bath and Summer- house over it ; alfo, a good Stable, and otbe: Conveniences. Enquire of Mr. Hudson, who is re- moved a little lower down the Yard, or of Mr. Cart, S' To be S O L D, tWo very good DWELLING HOUSES fituate , in a pleafant Part of the High. street, Leicester, now in the Occupation of Mr. Darch and Miss Peppin, with a good Garden adjoining to each. - Enquire of S. WOODFORD, at the next Door to the above. A LIST - Of Sundry USEFUL ARTICLES, Difcovered, prepared, and sold by WILLIAM hATTON, No. 28, George- rtreet, Grovesnor- square. LONDON. His BLACKING CAKES; So tiniverfally approved of'for making LIQUID BLACKING, for Shoes, Boots, gee. Which for cheapness, colour, and preservation of leather, far ex- ceed every other. Blacking in use ; and it is so perfectly clean,, that it will not foil the Fingers in putting on, nor the niieji Stockings in wearing. Nor will any time affeia its good qu a- lities, if kept tolerably dry. One Cake dissolved in a pint o{ common water, will black near 130 pair of fhoes. Sold at 6d. each, or 2S. 6d. the h4lf dozen - His ESSENCE of SALT, So incomparable and certain, for cleanine, and taking out every kind of stain from Boot- tops, Saddles, & c. which, if properly applied, will make them look as well as ntto, fo long as they are in wear. Sold at is. each bottle, with a Label of Directions for using it, fixed thereon-, signed with his name, in his own hand- writing; and none are genuine without his signature. The above Articles may be had of J. GREGORY, Printer of this Paper. t Good Allowance to those who buy to sell again. BANKRUPTS. John Arnold, of Princes Street, Lothbury, London, merchant, ( partner with James Storrs, of New York in North America, merchant) to surrender April 27, at ten, and May I, 27, at five, at Guildhall. Ebenezer Geary the younger, of Basinghall Street, London, ( partner with Ebenezer Geary the elder, of Lebanon, in Conneaicut, North America, Henry Champion, of Norwich in Connecticut, and aEneas Geary, of New York in North America, merchants, carrying on trade in Basinghall Street, London, under the firm of Geareys, Champion and Co.) to surrender April 22, and May 1, at four, and 27, at five, at Guildhall. . George White the younger, of Nottingham, linen draper, to surrender May 2, 3, 30, at eleven, at the Ram, in Nottingham. Richard Taylor, of Manchester, cotton manufacturer, to surrender May 12, 13, and 30, at four, at the Coach and horses inn, in Manchester. Richard Collins, late of Whapload, Lincolnshire, grocer, to surrender May S, g, and 30, at ten, at the Peacock inn, in Boston. lsaac Moor and Thomas Moor, of Tilbury, in Essex, dealers and chapmten, to surrender May 9, 13. and 30, at ten, at Guildhall, London. Francis Hathway, and John preston, of Cary Lane, Chcapside, hosiers, to surrender April 23,- at 6, May 29, and 30 at ten, at Guildhall. James King, of ihe North Shore without the Walls, but within the liberties of the town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne, glass manufacturer, to surrender April 27,2s, and M iy 30, at five, at the White Hart, in Newcastle upon Tyne. richard Mapp, now or hte of Droitwich, Worcestershire, merchant, to f. iirenner Apr 1 29, and May 29. 30, at twelve, at the Crown inn; in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, DIVIDENDS. William Mason and Peter Simon, of Brown's Lane, Spital Fields, Middlesex, drysalters and partners, May i( 5, at ten, at Guildhall, London. Francis Nalder, of honey Lane Marker, London, cheesemonger, May 16. at ten, at Guildhall. Isaac Polack, Lyon Polack and Lazarus Myers, of Bury Street, St. Mary Axe. London, merchants and partners, May 25, at ten, at guildhall. Henry Norgrove, " I Laystall Street, in the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, brewer, M « y 16, at five, at Guildhall, London. John Hancock, of Warminster, Wilts, maltster, May 8, at eleven, at Lord Weymouth's Arms, in Warminster. William P. exhorough, of Smith's Place, Bel! Dock, Wapping, Middiefek, merchant and ma ir. er, May 13, at tleven, at Guildhall, London. George Ashburner. of Torver in lancashire, and John Ashburner, of Grasmere, in Westmoreland, dealers and chapmen, May n, at two, at the White Lion, in Kirkby in Kendal, Westmoreland. John Baxter, late of Carlton in Yorkshire. grocer and mercer, May t r, at eleven, at the Green Dragon in Snaith, Yorklhire. John Henry Ernst, late of Swithin's Lane, merchant, May 25, at ten, at Guildhall. Abdrast of a bILL for vesting certain Sums in Commissioners, at the end of every quarter, to be bv them applied to the reduction of the National Debt, tHE Preamble recites, That by several Acts of j Parliament, it was enacted, That all the mo- nies which at the end of any quarter of a year might arise from the respective surplusses, and over- plus monies of the several public funds in the ( aid acb described, should be appropriated, and em- ployed as a sinking fund, for discharging the pi in- ; uaKnam of the Bank of England, and placed to the account of the said Commissioners. The Commissioners arc to give notice in the Gazette, when they mean to apply the money to the redemption of any public annuities above par ; and the notice is to specify the whole sum meant tc be redeemed, and the stock out of which it is meant to be redeemed. Whenever any redemption of annuities above par takes place, equal proportion is to be made to all stockholders, with their next dividend. Power is given to the Commissioners, to purchafe such redeemable annuities as are below par, if thej think it preferable. The Speaker of the Houfe of Commons, the Chancellor of his Majesty's Exchequer, the Mafter of the Rolls, the Accomptant General of the Couit of Chancery, and the Governor and Deputy Go- vernor of the Bank of England, for the time being, respectively, are to be Commissioners for carrying into execution the purposes of this act. Accounts are to be made for the inspection of par- liament every year, with the prices paid for each stock redeemed ; and duplicates of the accounts ate to be laid before the Commissioners for auditing ne public accounts. That whenever the whole sum annually receiva- ble by the said Commissioners, including as well the quarterly sum of two hundred and fifty thou - find pounds, herein before directed to be ifTued from the Exchequer, as the several annuities and dividends of ( lock to be placed to the account of the said Commissioners, in the books of the Gover- nor and Company of the Bank of England, fnall a- mount in the whole to four millions annually, the dividends due on such part of the principal or capi- tal stock as shall thenceforth be paid oft" by the faid Commissioners, and the monies payable on fuch an- nuities on lives or years, as may hereafter ceafe and determine, shall no longer be issued at the receipt of his Majesty's Exchequer, and shall be confidered as redeemed by parliament, and shall remain to be disposed of as Parliament shall direft. Forging any certificate of the Bank or Commif- fioners to be deemed felony. The Bank are to give fecurity to the good liking of the Commissioners, and the Commissioners have power to discharge all incidental expences. 1 owners determined to fit out as a letter of marque,' very much against. the opinion and inclination of Mr. Fox, who was of the society of Quakers. The ship had the luck to take two French merchantmen ; and the share of the prize- money due to Mr. Fox, amounted to the sum of 1500I. At the close of the war, Mr. Fox sent his son * to Paris with the 1500I. which he faithfully repaid to the owners of the ships taken. The young gentleman, to discover the owners of the vessels, was obliged to advertise for them in the Paris Gazette. In consequence of this advertisement, he received a letter from a sma 11 village near Nismes, in the province of Languedoc, acquainting him, that a society of Quakers was e- stablished in that remote part of France, consisting of about .00 families. That they were so much struck with this rare instance of generosity in one of their own sect, that they were very desirous to open a correspondence with their friends in England. Since this incident, a Count of Marsilliac, who is one of the heads of the society, has been in London to pay his friends here a visit, and is returned high- ly pleased with his reception. This society of French Quakers has subsisted in their present refi- der. ee more than a century, without maintaining a correspondence with any other society. They are supposed to be a remnant of the ancient Albigenses against whom several persecuting crusades were in- fliit. i.- d .}•> the reign of Philip the Second, towards the close of the twelfth century. The Count de Marsilliac was once a captain of horse before he be- came a Quaker. * This gentleman Has lately'Been chose one of the Physi- cians to the Bristol Infirmary. ' ASSIZE of BREAD for the Con My of Leicester to continue Seven Days from thodate hereof. The Penny Loaf Wheaten is to weigh Ditto Houshold ditto - - The Two- penny Loal Wheaten, ditto Ditto Houshold ditto - The Sixpenny Loaf Wheaten, ditto Ditto Houftiold ditto The Twelve- penny Loaf Wheaten, ditto Ditto Houlhold ditto The Eighteen- penny Loaf Wheaten Ditto Houshold ditto IF any thing be wanting to convince the public of the miserable state of depravity among the lower claffes, and the abfolute necessity of means to pre- vent crimes, the following list will amply ftiffice : Lift of the CAPITAL CONVICTS at the different towns, for the Lent York and City Lancaster Aylesbury Bedford Huntingdon Cambridge 1 > 10 5 1 o o 10 9 3 cipal and interest of the national debts. And, for the want of suofficient provifions for the constant application if the said monies, according to the true intent of the said act:, the good purpoles thereof have not been fulfilled. And that, by the encrease of the national debt, it is now become necessary; to establish a permaneht plan ( or the reduction cf the national debt. Therefore be it enacted, That at the end of the two quarters of a year, which will end 011 the fifth day of July, and the tentn day of October, reflec- tively in the year 1786, and at the end of every Lincoln and County Nottingh. and town Derby Leicester and Borongh Coventry Warwick Hertford Chelmsford In all Circuits only, 1786. Maidstone East Grinstead Kingston Ely Winchester Sarum Dorchester Exon and city Launceston Taunton Abingdon Oxford Worcester and city Stafford Shrewsbury Hereford Monmouth Gloucester and cify 286. 24 9 2 APRIL 15, 1786. A it was natural to look forward to Easter as : o a peri- od of relaxation. We have now got rid of } he abstinence, but have not abated the feasting. eas- ter is still fruitful in pleasures, and Monday being a fine day, the metropolis poured forth its thcu- funds, and all the environs, as well as public fpec- tacles', werecrowded with company. Epping- forest presented one of the most laughable scenes we ever saw. Three crowns were paid for a : Whitechapel leaper, and half- a- guinea for an hum- ble roadster ; whips, sticks, and spurs went . to I work, and, in return for unskilful correction, I butchers, taylors, and barbers paid homage to the earth, some buried in the mud nearly as deep as the wonderful Dr. Graham. j The diversied character, the curious jockey- ship, ; the contrast of high mettled hunters with foundeted hacknies, the finished sportsman with the John Gilpin, the horse, the foot, the coaches, the bug- gies, the carts, and the caravans, - made altogether ! the most laughable and varied picture ever feen.--- ! The buck, caparisoned with ribbons, was thrown . off about twelve o'clock, but after running through ' the mob, frightened by the noise and tumult, lie | took to the wood and made his escape. He ran one way and the dogs another. It was his fourth ap- | pearance on that forest. We have often seen dogs ' without game, but it was the first time we ever saw game without dogs. The huntsman, perhaps to j save the necks of the jockies, or more probably to fill the alehouses in the neighbourhood, led the dogs ! off, and dispersed the company. | Sadler's wells commenced its season with strong i reinforcements- but its great drength M. Htrcule ' at Roi did not perform. This extraordinary man by quarter of a ) ear, ending the 5th day of January, the 5th day of April, the fifth day of July, and the tenth day of October, respectively in every fuc- tceding year, there shall be issued, at the receipt of the Exchequer, pUrsuant to the several ails in that behalf, out of the surplusses*, & c. composing the sinking fund, a sufficient sum to make good, to the dav on which fuch quarter shall end, all such inte- nds or annuities, as shall be specially charged cn the sinking lund ; and that, after fuch fum ( hall have been fo issued there shall then be farther fet apart, out of the sinking fund, a sum of 250,000!; To be SOLD, MESSUAGE, or FARM- HOUSE, with se- veral Closes or Inclosed grounds thereto belonging, fi- 111 ate in the late Forest or Chase of Leicester, on the Eaft fide of Tooley- park, and near the Turnpike- road leading from Leicester to Hinckley, containing by estimation 14 acres, and now I eld by John Flude ( under lease) at 15I. per ann. For further particulars enquire of Holled Smith, Efq. of Normamon- Turville ; Mr. Burges, Attornev- at- Law, at Lutterworth ; or George Roe, of Dunton- Basset, all in the county of Leicester. \ # LEiCESTERSHIRE. tO be SOLd by Private- contract, TWO very desirable FARMS, consisting of two very good F. irm- houses, with every useful Convenience, and several Closes « f Arable, Meadow, and pasture Ground, situate in Barleston in the County of leicester, and in the Occupation of Tho- mas Baker and John Nutting. 1 For further Particulars, or to treat for the Purchase, ap- ply to Mr. Deacon, Surgeon ; or to Mr. Oakden, Attorney- at- Law,. in Daventry, Northamptonshire. ~ To be SOLD~ by AUCTION, By Mr. DRAKE. At the House of Mr, ALLAMAND the THREE CRANES Inn, in Leicester, in 12 lots, on Friday the 2d day of J' ne next, unless sooner disposed of by private contrail, of which timely Notice will be given : ALarge and Valuable ESTATE, desireably fi- tuited in a fine sporting part of the County of Leices- ter, comprising the MANOR of OSBASTON, a Capital The PLEASURES of EASTER MONDAY. ON this day there is a determination in the peo- ple to bejoyoas and happy. When Lent was re- ally observed asa time for abstinence and seclusion Mode ™ . built Mansion- house, and 752 a, zr. 26/,. of ancient - ' inclofed rich arable meadow and pasture Ground, divided into eligible Farms, with convenient Farm- houses and Out- buildings, let to Tenants at Will. Particulars of the Eftate may be had at the Cranes Inn, aS Mr. Paget of ibstock ; of Mr. Carter, Attorney in Leicefter ; of Mr. Rider, Attorney, Fetter- lane, London ; and of Mr. Drake. * t* Dinner to be on the Table at two o'clock, and the Sale to begin at Four. Mr. Hooke at the Mansion House, will shew the Premises, and Plans of the Eftate may be feen by applying to Mr, Rider, or Mr. Carter. or such part thereof as the surplusses then remaining in the Exchequer shall be sufficient to satisfy. That if thi re should be a deficiency in the fur- • plusses, fuch deficiency to be cariied forward as a debt on the sinking fund, to be made good on e- very 5th day of January. • if the excesses of the sinking fund are not fufficient to make good such deficiencies, alter the quarterly payment of 250,0001. then, at the end of the year, the deficiency to be made good out of that year's aids. That the monies so set apart, at the jpd ef any quarter of a year., for the payment of the fum of 250,000!. shall forthwith be issued and paid to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and shall by them be placed to an accompt towards the reduction of the national debt. Th; officers o( 111s Majesty's Exchequer are not to pay any money out of the finking fund, until the sums dirccted by the act are set apart. Such part of the principal, or capital ( lock of, fuch redeemable public annuities, as Ihall be re- j deemed or paid off", shall be transferred to the ac- ! count of the stock cut of which it is redeemed. j That whenever any of the public annuities ( hall cease and determine, by the expiration cf the terms for which they were respectively granted ; in every fuch cafe, all duties which ( hall be applicable to the payment of fuch annuities, by virtue of an aft of parliament, ( hail continue to be applied to fuch payment, in the fame manner, and under the fame regulations respectively, as the fame were levied before the determinatien of such annuities refpec- livily, and from the determination of fuch annui- ties, the monies now payable thereon dial! be ifl'ucd, jrom time to time, to the Governor and Company j the junction of stratagem and strength holds on the palms of his hands twenty or four and twenty men, Greenwich- hill was quite in high life, and so nu- j merously attended that all kinds of provisions were eaten up before three o'clock, and John Bull con- tributed very plentifully to the secret supplies of poor Old England, by getting ( in the hill- phrase), damnably drunk with exciseable liquors. A N E C D O T E. DUring the last war, Mr. Fox, a merchant of Falmouth, had a share in a ship which the other To Mr. PAGE, Of BREADSALL near DERBY. Worthy sir, IMPRESSED with the deepest sense of gratitude, for thealmoll m! rsciiJ.-. us Cure I have received by taking your invaluable RESTORATIVE MEDICINE, I cannot fatisfy rrnfelf without acquainting the World how foiely I Providence) by your means happily relieved, md am now God) in health and vigour.—\ You may fuppofe I am overjoyed, but think myfelf highly criminal if I did not in thisr declare the fame, for the good of mankind in general. 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