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Lloyd's Evening Post

25/01/1793

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Date of Article: 25/01/1793
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I 8' 3 LLOYD'S EVENING - POST, jjROL] From WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, to FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1793. [ NUMB. 5551. VOL. THURSDAY, Jan. 24. PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Wednesday, Jan. 23. SEVERAL private peti- tions and bills were read. WAR. Mr. Secretary DUN- DAS gave notice, that he would on Monday submit to the House a ^ message from his Ma- jesty for the farther Augmentation of his Forces. EAST INDIES. Mr Secretary DUNDAs presented a variety of papers preparatory to the opening of his India Budget. Ordered to lie on the table. ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE. Mr. WILBERFORCE gave notice, that on Tuesday next he would resume the considera- tion of the subject. He apprehended it would occupy very little of their time ; and insinuated, that he would simply submit to them a motion to the effect stated. LAND AND MALT TAX. Mr. ROSE gave notice, that he would on Monday, in the Committee of Supply, bring forward a motion relative to the Land and Malt Tax for the current year. ELECTION PETITIONS, Mr. Secretary DUNDAS intimated, that he would on Monday or Tuesday next move the postponement of the consideration of the Peti- tion which stood for Tuesday se'nnight. Adjourned till Monday next. AFFAIRS of FRANCE. NATIONAL CONVENTION.. Friday, Jan. 18; The Minister of the Marine presented a let- ter from Santonax, Commissioner to the Wind- ward Islands. It contained the particulars of disturbances which had long agitated the Co- lonies. Citizens who were formerly patriots, have committed all kinds of excesses. The Blacks have attacked the arsenal, and taken 900 fusils and six pieces of cannon, and have fired upon the Patriots, and even upon the Commissioner. Santonax had arrested four of the rioters, whom he had sent to France.— De- creed, honourable mention of Santonax's con- duct, and that the letter should be referred to the Committee of Marine. CONTINUATION OF THE DISCUSSION OF THE FATE OF LOUIS. Gasparin arose and observed, that it was evi- dent an error had taken place, relative to the manner in which the result of the Nominal Ap- peal had been pronounced ; for the number of deputies had been supposed to amount to 745, whereas by the union of the Comtat d'Avi- gnon with France, the Departments of Rhone and Drome had been permitted to nominate three Deputies more, and that the present number amounted to 748. He concluded these observations by moving, that the Secretaries should be directed to inquire into the reason of the mistake. Salles.—" The true mode of verification is easy: the only way left, is to call over the names in the same manner as yesterday." Lacroix.—" As it is apparent that the votes have not been properly collected, it has become necessary that we should proceed to a new scru- tiny. This measure is so much the more necessary, as one of the Members of the As- sembly has been set down as having voted for Detention, when he actually, in my hearing, voted for Death." Andre Dumont.—' I am that Member. All my colleagues heard me announce my opinion." Salles.-—" The majority is confessed on all hands, but it is highly proper to know the exact number." Thuriot.—" The list of yesterday's Nominal Appeal is to be sent in to all the Departments; but it is absolutely necessary, that it should be first examined with the most scrupulous care, I beg leave however to observe here, that the greatest part of those who voted for imprison- ment, acknowledge that Louis merited Death, and wished to commute the penalty from mo- tives of policy. I now demand that the list be once more read, in order to rectify any error that may have crept into it." Lasource " The Decree of yesterday ought to be maintained. Indeed all the expla- nations of this day tend merely to add to the number of those who voted for Death. I now move that the register of the Appel Nominal be read once more ; that, after the name of every Deputy be added his sentence, and that no one be allowed to speak, unless by way of expla- nation. This motion being complied with by the Convention, M. Salles ascended the Tribune, and read the list of the Deputies. Delasey.—" I voted for death, and demanded to be heard relative to the execution of the sen- tence ; but I did not mean that this observation should be construed into a wish for banishment, provided it was not adopted. Gensonne.—' I voted for death, without any exception whatever ; but at the same time said, in order to demonstrate to all Europe that the con- demnation of Louis was not the work of a fac- tion, the Convention should deliberate, immedi- ately after his sentence, on the measures of safety necessary to be adopted relative to his children and his family ; and that they should also enjoin the Ministers of Justice to prosecute the murderers of the 2d and 3d of September. Several Members, when their names were called over, gave some explanations on the meaning of the expressions they employed in de- livering their votes: most of them, however, were unfavourable to the accused. When the Secretary called the name of Kersaint, who had not voted for death, he requested leave to explain his opinion ; but be- ing interrupted, he announced that he meant to give in his resignation, and that he would com- municate, in writing, his motives for such a measure. Petion.— I voted for death without any re- serve; but I requested the Convention to discuss the question of deferring the execution of the punishment. The Secretary having called over all the names in the list, t Breard moved—" I. That the Secretaries should retire, and make out a copy of the mi- nutes, that it might be presented to the Con- vention to- morrow, at the opening of the sitting. " II. That the Convention would order an Address to the People on the trial of Louis Capet to be drawn up." Thuriot.— I oppose the second proposition, as it is contrary to the dignity of the Conven- tion, and the glory of the French people ; since it would on the one hand, represent the trial of Louis as an illegal act, which had need of being justified ; and would, on the other hand, be supposing that a number of the French people were partizans of the Tyrant. I move, that the Secretaries shall immediately present the exact result of the Appel , and that the Convention shall not separate, until they have determined on the respite demanded in favour of Louis. Tallien.— I second this motion, from motives of humanity, which ought to be felt by every Member of this Assembly. Louis knows that he is condemned ; would it not be barbarous then, to suffer him to remain long in the horrible agony of suspence ? Leypaux.— I voted against an Appeal to the People, and for the death of Louis. I do not wish that the present discussion should be unne- cessarily lengthened; but, on the other hand, we ought not to precipitate the decision of so important a question. I move that the discussion may be immediately opened, without fixing a period for its being closed, with a reserve, how- ever, to decide afterwards, whether we shall come to an immediate determination, or wait till the Members of the Convention have taken some repose. Couthon. —" I request, in the name of hu- manity, that Tallien's motion may be adopted. Louis is informed of his fate; every moment of delay is a punishment; and, to many people, such a punishment would be worse than death. Every sentence in criminal cases ought to be executed in 24 hours. I well know that, by this grand example of justice, we shall draw- down upon our heads the fury and vengeance of Tyrants ; but these reflections have no weight here; and such is the service we render to hu- manity, that we tear aside the veil, give to the people of all nations an idea of their force, and, by striking off the head of Louis, strike all Ty- rants, I support then the motion of Tallien, [ Price Fourpence.] 52 L L O Y D ' s E V E N I N G - P O S T , And and request that the following article may be added to the Sentence of death, viz. ' The Executive Council shall immediately send the present Decree, by express, to the Eighty- four Departments. It shall be exe- cuted in the Place da Carousel, and an account of its execution shall be delivered in twenty- four hours Roberspierre.—" We have voted for the death of the Tyrant ; we must no longer think of negociating with tyranny. I cannot allow myself to imagine that there is in this Conven- tion a single man who will refuse to participate in the glory of that courage by which we shall secure the admiration of posterity ! ! ! With re- gard to the question of a respite, I think you ought to set it aside through humanity. If you do not determine in the course of this sitting, I request that your utmost delay may only be an adjournment till to- morrow. Chambon rose to speak; but several Members, with loud vociferation, demanded that the dis- cussion should be closed. A considerable noise now ensued ; upon which the President put on his hat, and silence was restored. The Convention closed the discussion, and the President announced that the principal question was, Whether the farther discussion should be adjourned till to- morrow ? The previous question was called for upon this motion, but rejected. The main question was then put; and the President, having declared it to be the sense of the House that an adjournment should take place, instantly retired. A great number of Members objected to the decision, which they declared to be doubtful; but those who sat on the right side withdrew; while, on the contrary, those who sat on the left side of the Hall, re- mained, and endeavoured to enforce silence. After some noise, Lacroix, the Ex- President, took the chair, and said, —" Since the sitting is closed, I no longer acknowledge the Con- vention. If you wish to deliberate, you may choose another President. I declare that I will preside no longer." Couthon.—" Citizens, we have no right to deliberate. The Convention has just decreed an adjournment till to- morrow. This decree seems to have been passed by a majority ; but our country Suffers; and when it is in danger, its representatives ought to be at their posts. For my part, I declare I will remain here as if the sitting were permanent." A great number of Members called out— '' We also will remain ;" but the Members on the right side quitted the Convention. After a few moments silence, Couthon again rose, and spoke as follows : " I was the first to propofe your permanence, but, as I perceive that this measure may render the city of Paris un- easy, and occasion some commotion, I think it more prudent to retire during the night, and return here early in the morning." Roberspierre,—" To interrupt our permanence, is not the only Service we can render our coun- try. Let us not conceal that there is a plan formed for withdrawing the Tyrant from the pu- nishment pronounced against him by the law. If you be not upon your guard, citizens, a fac- oppose the salutary example which you give to nations. Louis will be privately death, to prevent him from being ex- on a scaffold, I conjure you then, to the the necessary measures for avoiding this to the National Sovereignty, and for in- the execution of the decree which you have passed. I swear, that I shall be in this seat at eight o'clock to- morrow morning, to demand, that the Convention will determine, without delay, on the respite claimed in favour of Louis." It was now announced, that the Commandant General was in the Hall. Being invited to mount the Tribune, he said, the greatest tran- quillity prevailed in Paris ; that a considerable body of troops would maintain it; and that the people seemed to be in the best disposition. After these observations, the Members agreed to Separate for the night. Several Members announced that a report was Spread of attempts having been made to Set fire to the apartments, of the late King. They however added, that they had been perceived time enough to prevent any bad consequences. Saturday, Jan. 19. CONDEMNATION OF LOUIS XVI. The Convention having decreed that they should come to a final determination before their separation, Valaze moved, " That Louis shall not be executed until the banishment of all the Bour- bons." Marat.—" I am penetrated with indigna- tion, at beholding a question that has been al- ready determined in this Assembly, once more agitated. It is the struggle of a Minority against a great Majority. I demand that the Assembly shall not any longer deliberate rela- tively to a suspension of the sentence; but that, on the contrary it be executed upon the Ty- rant within twenty- four hours." Pons.—" This question has already been three different times agitated and decreed.— Twenty- five members, after an explanation, were added to the number of those who before voted for the death of Louis." Gensonne.—" It is doubtless proper that we should decide upon this, as a measure of ge- neral safety, and take every precaution before we execute the sentence of death. It is proper also to order the constituted authorities to the Bar, on purpose to examine them respeCting the present state of Paris. " It is necessary, above all things, to ensure the safety of persons and property, and to COVER the children of the condemned Prisoner with the protection of the Laws ; for we must take care that the execution of this sentence shall not in any point of view dishonour the National Con- vention. Thuriot.—" In vain they affeCt the purest pa- triotism ; they wish to serve Royalty ; the De- cree is passed : it must be executed. They tell you to dread the resentment of the De- partments against an improper majority. But have they forgot that all the Members of this assembly are agreed with respeCt to the crimes of Louis ? They are forced to confess that the City of Paris has but one opinion in re- gard to the Tyrant, and yet they insinuate doubts of the dispositions which may be testified in the sequel. No ; I am not afraid to say, there is not one Parisian who is not ready to shed his blood for the execution of your De- cree. Paris does not wish for a new Despot. What then is this strange system of sacrificing ail the Bourbons ? sacrificing those who have done nothing against their Country, while they have not the courage to speak to you of those infamous men who conspired against Liberty, and, while they knew all the crimes of the Ty- rant, attempted to save him. It was said, Jan. 23— 25. after the death of Louis, they would endeavour to name a new King. Why then had they not dispatched him on the 14th of July, 6th of Oc- tober, or 10th of August ? They appeared appre- hensive of Foreign Powers ; but ey not know that they had to combat all y s, and had engaged to assist all people who were desirous to regain their Liberty ? The letter talked of from Spain was a mere artifice: no such letter existed. I conclude with demanding that Louis be executed within 24 hours, and that the Executive Council be charged to take the ne- cessary measures to ensure the public Safety. Barbaroux.— " It is evident, that if the French Republic perishes, the establishment of Liberty in Europe will be retarded several cen- turies. Those are little acquainted with the po- litics of Courts, who think, that the death of Louis will furnish a pretext to Foreign Powers for declaring war against us. When, Kings have the means and a desire to make war, pretences are never wanting. The execution of the sen- tence ought to be hastened from many considera- tions, and I think the expulsion of all the Bour- bon is a measure of general safety. I vote then for the execution of the sentence, and move, that before the definitive sentence be pronounced, the Convention shall pass sentence of banishment against all the Bourbons." Condorcet.—" Whatever course you pursue, there are doubtleSs dangers which you can- not avoid. I think I can, however, prove that for the dangers of respite there are Sufficient re- medies, or remedies which may at least lessen them. Hitherto we have only had to combat Kings, and Armies attached to the cause of Ty- rants by severe discipline. The people have re- mained in a state of uncertainty, the effeCt of which has been favourable to us. Kings are endeavouring to instigate them against us. To gain their end they will take advantage of the execution, of Louis, and they will succeed if you are not on your guard. Let us prove to the whole world that we are not barbarians ; and that, if we wish for the death of the Tyrant, we wish also for the happineSs of Mankind.— Let us strike the ci- devant King; but let us abolish the punishment of Death for all private crimes, and reserve it only for treason. Let us hasten to revise our system of taxation, to esta- ' blish beneficent laws, to form a system of public instruCtion, and to meliorate the management of our hospitals. We may then answer Tyrants, if they reproach us with the death of Louis; and we may rest assured, that with such dispositions, he may then be executed without danger in 24 hours." Brissot.—" Such has been the influence of the French Revolution, that at London, Vienna, Berlin and every where, great deference is paid to public opinion. It is consulted, it is feared, and attempts are made to corrupt it. The pub- lic opinion of Europe is of more importance to us than armies. In this state of things, the immediate execution of Louis must be very un- favourable to us. There are in Europe, two classes of men. The first, consisting of Philo- sophers and Friends of Liberty, will not see the necessity for the death of Louis, and will think that a great nation ought to disdain sanguinary vengeance. The other, composed of the Slaves of Prejudice, will consider the punishment of a King as the greatest of crimes— and both will unite to condemn us. On these considerations I vote for a respite till the new Constitution shall be ratified. If you pursue another course, you must declare war against England, Spain, and Holland. Give an example of moderation) Jan. BRITISH CHRONICLE, for 1793. 83 and a Revolution will be accomplished through- out all EUrope." Leg .—" I found my opinion on the sa- cred rights of nature. On the 10th of August every man had a right to kill the Tyrant. Ven- geance has been deferred, in order that a grand example might be given to all nations. The hour of Justice is now come ; the head of Louis must fall on the scaffold. I am against all respite." Thomas Paine appeared at the tribune, and as he was unacquainted with the French language, Bancal read a translation of his opinion : " Ci- tizens, I have stared my opinion ; I have voted for seclusion and banishment, which I consider a greater punishment than death, because all the family will be banished with him. I have voted against the appeal to the people, because I con- ceived the Convention competent to pronounce judgment. If I understood French, I would de- scend to your bar, and in the name of all Ame- rica I would present a petition to defer his pu- nishment. Nothing would be more agreeable to your Executive Council, which has just no- minated an Ambassador to the United States of America, and who is to sail in a few days, than to assure them that you had protracted the exe- cution of Louis. Before the Convention shall decide on his fate, I desire to lay before you some further reflections. My. hatred and con- tempt for Monarchy is well known. If Louis had been born a farmer, or in an obscure sta- tion, he probably would not have been a bad man. Since the time of his flight to Varennes, Louis appears covered with perjury, knavery, and conspiracy. He has disgraced himself; he has conspired against his country ; and I know not which I ought most to condemn, the im- becillity of Louis Capet, or that of the Consti- tuent Assembly, who, without consulting the French Nation, which should alone have pronounccd on such an occurrence, had the te- merity and folly to replace on his head the crown he had just abdicated. I now propose that Louis should find an asylum in the Thirteen United States; that he may there learn that Govern- ment is not founded upon Royalty, but upon Representation. The defcendants of Louis Ca- pet will carry with them misery in their seclu- sion ; those of his descendants who shall act as citizens may become so in the new world ; and Capet, at the end of two years, may himself be- come a citizen. The French Nation was the first to abolish Royalty ; let it be the first to abolish the punishment of death. Let the sen- tence of banishment be pronounced upon LOUIS and his family! " As I look upon Kings as objects of con- tempt and detestation, the less trouble we give ourselves, about them the more we shall maintain our dignity. I therefore think we ought not to refer them to the Primary Assemblies ; but on the other hand I do not think we are vested with the necessary powers to warrant us in pronoun- cing the death of a man." He prayed the Convention to reflect, that France had only one ally to depend upon, in the war all the coalesced Powers of Europe were about to wage against her; and this Ally was North America. The virtuous citizens of that favoured country regarded Louis as their best: friend, because he had procured them Liberty. Do not ( continued he) afflict their sensibi- lity ; do not expose them to such painful senti- ments. Let the voice at least of your interest make itself heard. The wood for constructing your ships of war cannot be found in the North Europe, about to declare against you. North America alone can supply you with this wood. Will you deprive yourselves of such a resource ?" Barrere opposed the written opinion of Paine, which ought not to be admitted. He ob- jected to the arguments it contained. With re- spect to enemies, said he, we have only one; I mean all Europe. But we have nothing to ap- prehend from them ; it is from our internal ene- mies that we have most to fear. Unite, and your enemies are vanquished. You fear Or- leans; but we must distinguish those of the Bour- bons who have declared themselves friends to the Revolution, from those who are its ene- mies. Republics are established in the midst of storms. Show yourselves worthy of the im- portant functions delegated by the Sovereign People, and proceed instantly to the Nominal Appeal. The discussion being closed, the Convention proceeded to the Nominal Appeal on the question Whether the execution of the sentence passed against Louis Capet should be delayed ? Several Members wished that the term of the delay to be voted upon should first be decided. Legendre observed, that the first question should certainly be, whether there ought to be any delay, and that the Convention could af- terwards easily fix the term. Some Members, when they voted, wished to assign their reasons; but this was opposed by the Convention, and the Members were permitted to pronounce, only, Yes, or No. When the Appel Nominal was terminated, the President announced, that, after calling over the votes upon the question, What punish- ment should be inflicted on Louis ? and after the explanations given by several who had voted for death with restrictions, it was found that the sentence of death pronounccd yesterday upon Louis, had been carried by a majority, not of five, but of twenty- seven votes. The President then declared the result of the Appel Nominal on the question, Whether the exe- cution of the sentence should be delayed ? Of 748 members, 17 were absent by commis- sion, 21 from sickness, 8 without any assigned reason, 12 did not vote, 310 voted for delay- ing the execution of the sentence, and 380 against delaying it. The Convention then Ordered their decree to be immediately notified to the Executive Council, with orders to give an account to- morrow at 11 o'clock, of the measures taken to put it in execution within twenty- four hours ! — The sitting ended at two o'clock in the morning. LETTER FROM M. D'OCARIZ, THE SPANISH CHARGE' D'AFFAIRES AT PARIS, TO THE FRENCH MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AF- FAIRS, ( Which the Convention refused to hear read, before, pass- ing Sentence on the late King ) " Paris, Jan. 17, 1793. " The new orders I have received, and the urgence of circumstances, authorise me to leave no means untried of manifesting the extreme so- licitude of His Most Catholic Majesty, respect- ing a trial on the point of terminating in a man- ner fo fatal to the Head of his Family. I. hasten, therefore, to repeat to you, in his name, his warmest instances, and most ardent solicita- tions, to the French Nation, and the Repre- sentatives of the Nation. I trust that the new considerations. which I have to submit to you, will appear such as you ought not to reject. I intreat you to communicate them to the National Convention. I am induced to think that the French People, being destined, both by their character and the situation of their country, to maintain an important station in Europe, and vast foreign relations, the Assembly of their Representatives cannot have entirely shut their ears to all the reflexions of political prudence, which several of their Members have presented to them. It is not for me to add to these re- flexions. But, Sir, the importance of the cause, and the interest which the King of Spain takes, and must take in it, are such, that I hope what I do will not be disavowed by his Majesty, when I intreat you, in this letter, to obtain for me only time to ask his interposition and his good offices to restore peace between France and the Belligerent Powers. If this measure, at the same time that it will be useful to the French, can soften and ameliorate the destiny of his un- happy Relative, I am confident that I may expect the approbation of his Majesty, if he can think himself engaged, by the manner in which my offer shall be received, to undertake negocia- tions, the success of which will be for the in- terests of humanity. I earnestly desire that the proposition I make may be accepted; and if it should, I ask no more time than is strictly ne- cessary for a courier to go and return. I have the honour, & c. ( Signed LE CHEVALIER D'oCARIZ." L. P. J. Egalite has published a letter to his fellow- citizens, dated January 16, in which, after complaining of the calumnies of certain Members of the Convention, he declares that he is totally ignorant of the projects imputed to him ; that he is unconnected, either by intrigue, friendship, or intimate acquaintance, with any Member of the Convention ; that he esteems only those who wish for a Republic, and to establish liberty without engrossing power; that many of thofe have declared that they will sacrifice the first man that forms plans of pri- vate ambition ; and that he, on the same occa- sion, is ready to sacrifice whatever is most dear to him. LONDON. Yesterday at one o'clock, the King came from Buckingham- house to St. James's, where his Majesty held at Levee, which commenced- soon after, and was numerously attended. At two o'clock the Levee broke up, when the King gave audiences to Mr. Pitt the Duke of Richmond, two Secretaries of State, Sir George Yonge, and Sir William Fawcitt, and at five o'clock, his Majesty returned to the Queen s house. Yesterday the Marquis of Carmarthen was presented to the King at the Levee, for the first time, by his father the Duke of Leeds ; as were Mr. Hope, by the Earl of Hopetoun; Mr. Eardley, by Lord Eardley ; Commodore Mur- ray, on his arrival from the Scheldt, by the Earl of Mount- Edgecumbe; Col. Southwell; by the Lord in Waiting ; Ensign Houghton, by Sir Henry Houghton ; and a few officers on promotion. . Yesterday the Duke of Richmond laid several papers- before the King from the Ordnance Of- fice ; as did Sir George Yonge and Sir William Fawcitt a list of the augmentation of the army. Lord Amherst. kissed the King's hand on being appointed Commander in Chief of the British land- forces. Yesterday, morning the Queen, and their Royal Highnesses the Princess Royal, Augusta, H L L O Y D ' S E V E N I N G - P O S T , And Jan. 23— 24. and Elizabeth, paid their respects to the Du- chess of York, at York- house; Piccadilly. Yesterday Lord Rawdon, and Lord St. Asaph, had audiences of the Prince of Wales at Carlton- house. Yesterday at noon Mr. Burke had a long audience of the Prince of Wales. Yesterday at noon the Imperial and Prussian Envoys had audiences cf Lord Grenville, at his house in St. James's square. Yesterday morning letters were received at the Secretary of State's Office, Whitehall, from Lord Auckland, his Majesty's Ambassador at the Hague. Yesterday there was a Board held at the Ad- miralty Office, Charing- Cross, when two ships of the line and three frigates were put into com- mission. Yesterday a second augmentation of a Serjeant, a Corporal, and nine men, was ordered to every regiment on the British establishment. Lord St. Helen's is appointed Minister to the Court of Spain, and is immediately to embark for that Kingdom. The Assistance frigate is ap- pointed to convey his Lordship to that port in Spain, from whichj he may most conveniently proceed to Madrid. General O'Hara, who is on the point of leaving England for Gibraltar, will proceed to that for- tress in the same ship which carries out Lord St. Helen's. A Treaty of Commerce and Alliance is said to be very far proceeded on between England and Spain, which promisses to be of the highest na- tional benefit to this country. A Treaty, equally beneficial, is also said to be on the tapis between Russia and England, in which her Imperial Majesty has subscribed to all conditions stipulated by the Court of London. Earl Howe is to be Commander in Chief of the fleet equipped for the purpose of cruising in the Channel; and Admiral Barrington is intended to be fecond in command : Lord Hood to be Commander in chief of the fleet intended to be stationed up the Straits ; and Admiral Goodall who is now with a squadron off Gibraltar, is to command the second division af it. The Military Hospital at Antwerp is burnt; and several persons in endeavouring to stop the progress of the flames, fell victims to their zeal. Prince Charles of Hesse Philipsthal died a few days since at Frankfort, in consequence of the wounds he had received in the attack upon that city. Count Cabarrus, so long in confinement in Spain, is lately set at liberty. The Howe packet made her last voyage to Lisbon, and back to Falmouth, in ten days, being four days out, and six home again. The Militia of Scotland are raising with great rapidity. Four regiments of Fencibles, report says, are also to be raised there, for the purpose of serving in any part which his Majesty may choose to direct, either in Great- Britain or its dependencies. Yesterday Duncan Campbell, Esq. delivered, upon oath, into the Court of King's Bench, a statement of the health, number, and employ- ef the convicts on board the Hulks at Wool- wich. On Tuesday morning, about- two o'clock, a dreadful fire broke out at the Polygraphic Ma- nufactory on Woolwich Common; by which Accident the whole of that building, with all the colours, implements, and materials, were consumed, with part of the stock of pictures. The greatest part of them, however, having been removed from the Manufactory, are safe. The property was insured. Great praise is due to the officers and men of the Royal Artillery, who exerted themselves on the occasion, and pre- vented the fire from communicating to a row of adjoining houses, which otherwise must have suffered by this conflagration. Tuesday evening fome thieves stole from the house of Mr. Paris, of Suffolk- street, Charing- cross, a great quantity of plate, some wearing apparel, & c. Yesterday a man was committed from the Public Office, in Bow- street, on a charge of breaking into the house of Mr. Moserip, in Scotland- Yard, and stealing from thence a va- riety of articles. Same day a man was committed from the above Office, on suspicion of having lately com mitted divers footpad- robberies. Same day a woman was brought to the above Office by a pawnbroker, on suspicion of stealing a parcel of silk stockings. The woman, who had brought them to pawn, not being able to give a satisfactory account of them, was com- mitted. Extract of a Letter from Olney, Bucks, Jan, I 8. " A short time time ago a striking likeness ( large as life) of Tom Paine, was framed, and blazed, on a gibbet near twenty feet high, in this town; and the night being dark, the thirteen- striped ci- devant Staymaker cut a very brilliant appearance." An Extract from Mr. CrUTWELL's Bath Chronicle Jan. 10, 1793. By the KING'S PATENT. To our Readers we need make no apology in our frequent insertions of fresh Supplies of those very extraordinary ANTISCORBUTIC DROPS, perhaps the first Medicine in the known world for SCORBUTIC, GOUTY, and RHEUMATIC COMPLAINTS. Hence that amazing demand, hence that repeated praise of various persons who apply for this famed Specific, prepared by Mr. SPILSBURY, Chemist, Soho- Square, LON- DON. under his Majesty's Letters Patent: of which a fresh Supply of the new- moulded 5s. bottles, also the large bottles of il. 2s. each, is now received by the Printer of this Paper in BATH, » ADMIRALTY OFFICE, Jan. 19, 1793. NOTICE is hereby given, that on of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol- Delivery, for the Trial of Offences committed on the High Seas, within the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England, will be held at Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey, London, on Monday the 18th of Fe- bruary next, at Eight o'Clock in the Morning. PHILIP STEPHENS. ADVOWSON in YORKSHIRE. To be Sold by AUCTION, By Mr. YOUNG, At Garraway's Coffee- Houfe, Change- Alley, Cornhill, London, on Tuesday, the 29th of January, at Twelve o'Clock, by Order of the Devisees of the late WILLIAM WEDDELL, Esq. deceased, THE PERPETUAL ADVOWSON of the VALUABLE RECTORY of TERRINGTON, subject to the Life of the present Incumbent, aged 52. years, consisting of a handsome PARSONAGE HOUSE, with suitable Offices, and 345 Acres of GLEBE LAND, let in Three Farms; and of 110, a Year in Money- Pay- ments ; the whole being of the annual Value of FOUR HUNDRED GUINEAS. Terrington is situate in a very fine Country, three Miles from Castle Howard, eight from Malton, and fif- teen from York. Printed Particulars may be had at the Talbot, Malton ; Globe, Scarborough; York Tavern; Sun, Cambridge; Star, Oxford; at Garraway's; and of Mr. Young, No. 58, Chancery- lane, London. WARWICKSHIRE MILITIA. HAVING received an Order., under His MAJESTY'S Royal Sign Manual, to draw out and embody the WHOLE of the MILITIA for the COUNTY of WARWICK ; I do hereby order and direa, that every MILITIA MAn sworn and inrolled for the said County, do appear and Join the Regiment at WARWICK, on MON- DAY the FOURTH Day of FEBRUARY next; of which all Persons concerned art to take notice :— And every Militia Man not appearing will be liable to be apprehended and punished as a Deserter, according to the Provisions of the Acts now in force for punishing Mutiny and De- sertion. HERTFORD, Lieutenant of the said County, To be Sold by AUCTION, By Messrs. MARSH and STALLARD, On the Premises, on TUuDAy, Feb. 5, and the two following Days, THE STOCK of CATTLE, & c. of the late Mr. THOMAS RICHARDSON, of UPTON, near Stratford, Essex, deceased ; containing of about 200 Fat and Store Beasts, and several fine Milch Caws ; 1200 Sheep, some of which are esteemed by the best Judges the finest in the Kingdom ; a number of capital Grey and other Cart and Coach Geldings 1 Also, several valuable Saddle- Horses, a Quantity of excellent Hay, about Seven Acres of exceeding fine Turnips, and about 40 Tons of Potatoes ; Carts, Ploughs, Harrows, and other Implements of Husbandry, with some remarkably fine Pigs, & c.— The whole may be viewed on Saturday and Monday, be- fore the Sale, which will begin each day at Ten o'Clock. Catalogues may be had on Thursday before the Sale, at the White- Hart, Rumford; the Bull, Dartford, Kent ; the Rose and Crown? Enfield Highway ; the Pigeons, Brentford the Ram Inn, Smithfield ; the Cock, St. James's market; the Place of Sale ; of JohN MArSH, Hendon ; and of T. Stallard, at Islington. I LOnDOn, Jan. 11, 1793. SECOND EDITION. This Day was published, Price ls. 6d. CO L U M B US Or, A WORLD DISCOVERED, An Historical Play, As it is performed at CoveNT- GARDEN THEATRE with universal Applause. | By THOMAS MORTON, Of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn. Printed for W. Miller, Old Bond- street. Also just published, Price Sixpence, or Two Guineas per Hundred, the substance of the SPEECH of the Right Ho- nourable Lord FITZGIBBON, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, on the 10th of January, 1793, respecting the Catholic Delegates and the Popery Laws of Ireland. Jan. 23— 25* B R I T I S H C H R O N I C L E , for 1793. VINTNERS COMPANY, LONDON. WheREAS it has been surmised to the MASTER and WARDENS, and COURT of ASSISTANTS, of the said COMPANY, That divers Per- sons, Members of this Corporation, have, as Free Vintners of the City of London, unwarily lent their Names for re- tailing Wines in other Persons Houses or Cellars, for the Purpose of evading the Act of Parliament lately passed, " For the better regulating the granting Licenses to Per- sons selling Wines to be drank in their own Houses," and which lending their Names for those Purposes, is not only contrary to the Tenor of the said Act, but also to the Bye- Laws of the said Corporation, whereby heavy Penalties are incurred for so doing'. The said Master and Wardens, and Court of Assistants, have therefore resolved, for the fully making known to the several Members of the said Company the existence of such Laws, that the same shall be published in all the Public News- Papers. To the Intent, therefore, that the several Members may not plead Ignorance theroof, Notice is hereby given, that in and by certain Bye- Laws confirmed to the Vintners Com- pany ( in the 36th Year of Queen Elizabeth) by the Lord Keeper of th: Great Seal of England, the Lord High Trea- surer of England, and the Lord Chief Justices of the Queen's Bench and Common Pleas, IT IS ORDAINED, " That no Person or Persons shall keep any Tavern or Cellar to sell or utter Wine in by Retail within any other Man's House or Cellar within the City of London, and Suburbs or Compass therein mentioned; but only within his or their own Dwelling- House, UpON PAIN to forfeit, lose, and pay FIVE POUNDS to the Master, Wardens, and Freemen, and Commonalty of the said Mistery of Vintners for the Time being, for every the said Of- fence: Nor shall by any indirect Means colour or sell any other Man's Wines by Retail in any Cellar or Cel- lars, or other Places whatsoever within the said City, Suburbs, or Compass aforesaid, UPON PAIN to forfeit, lose, and pay, to the said Master, Wardens, and Free- men and Commonalty of the said Mistery of the Vint- ners for the Time beings for every Month that he or they shall do the contrary, FIVE POUNDS." This Bye- Law contains a Power for levying the said Penalties by Distress." And also a Power of Disfranchisement for keeping Houses of ill Fame." And the said Court of Assistants having further resolved, as much as in them lies, to aid and assist the efFectual car- rying into execution the said late Act of Parliament for the Purposes aforesaid, do hereby give further Notice, That they will strictly enforce and carry into execution the Laws above- mentioned, against every Member of their Corpo- ration offending against the same. Signed by Order of Court, WILLIAM COLE, Clerk. Vintn ess- hall, Dec. 11, 1791. CAMOMILE DROPS. CAMOMILE stands distinguished in the opi- nions of the best Physicians and Botanic Writers, as a Plant of many Virtues : this elegant Preparation of it is universally esteemed for its great efficacy in all Disorders of the Stomach and Bowels; it particularly restores lost Appetite, and corrects that Crudity which occasions Indi- gestion ; it is of the utmost service in Bilious and other Complaints of the Liver and Gall- Bladder, as also in De- bilities of the Nervous System; and by its antiseptic quality will resist the bad effects of noxious Vapours ; it is likewise of essential use in Hysteric Fits, and is an excel- lent Remedy for the Worms. N. B. These Drops are far preferable to, and will answer all the purposes of, Camomile Tea. Sold by the Proprietor, H. STEERS, at his Warehouse for Dr. Steers's Opodeldoc and other Medicines, No. 10, Old Bond- street, on the left- hand from Piccadilly, three doors beyond StafFord- street, Price One Shilling and Three Halfpence the Bottle, Duty included; but on taking six or more, the Stamps will be allowed. Also, by his Appointment, at BAILEY and LOWE'S, Cockspur- street; BACON'S, Oxford- street; BURCHELL'S, Long- Acre; NEWBERY'S; St. Paul's Church- Yard; GOlDING's, Cornhill; RANDALL'S, Royal- Exchange ; WrAY'S, Birchin- Lane; PRICE'S, Leadenhall- street ; and CLARKE'S, Borough High- street. 85 L L O Y D ' S E V E N I N G - P O S T , And Jan. 23— 25-. FRIDAY, Jan. 25. LONDON. THERE was no Drawing- room yes- terday at St. James's Palace. The King has a Levee this day, after which a Council will be held. The Royal Family return to Windsor this day. Yesterday their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and Duke of York paid their respects to their Majesties and the Princesses at Buck- ingham- House. Yesterday at one o'clock a Council was held at Buckingham- House, which was attended by the King, Mr. Pitt, the Duke of Richmond, the two Secretaries of State, and Lord Amherft, who is now admitted a member of the Cabinet Council. The Council sat till three o'clock, when several letters were made up, and sent off to his Majesty's Ministers, at the different Courts on the Continent. Yesterday evening a Council was held at Lord Grenville's office, Whitehall, which was attended by all the Cabinet Minifters, and fat till a late hour. Yesterday arrived a Mail from Holland. Extract cf a Letter from Kirchherten, in Gulik, Jan. 9. " Yesterday morning, at seven o'clock, we heard a violent cannonading on three different sides ; and immediately all the Austrian dra- goons took horse, and went towards the Rhoer. In the evening we learnt that the French had at- tempted to pass the Rhoer in three different places, but were repulsed with considerable loss. The Austrians took seven pieces of can- non from them." / A courier arrived the 17th inst. at the Hague, with dispatches to the States General, contain- ing accounts that the Austrian troops under Ge- neral Clairfayt had obtained an important vio- tory over the French near Aix. The French have abandoned Frankenthal, Aggersheim, Mundenheim, and several other places on the Rhine, and retreated to Spires, on which the Imperial troops meditate an attack. We learn from Frankfort, that since the offer of the garrison of Konigstein to surrender, upon condition of being permitted to march out, was refused by the Prussian Commander of the blockade, General Custine has sent a trumpet to the King of Prussia. Advices from Mentz, dated Jan. 5, fay, " It has froze so hard for some days, that the Rhine and the Maeze are full of ice. There are 10,000 French in Cassel in a critical situation ; for if the Prussians march against them, in force, we cannot afford them any assistance ; and if they are beat, their retreat this way is cut off." General Anselme has been taken at Apt, his native country, and is conducting to Paris under an effort of the Gendarmerie, who are posted all the way there on the road from Avignon, and receive him from each other by relays. Extract of a Letter from Brussels, Jan. 14. " The Electors of this city and province ha ving, contrary to the orders of the provisionary Representatives, assembled previous to the 10th of January, the day appointed for the election of Deputies to the Belgic National Conven- tion, the Assembly on the 9th inst. in the even- ing, in order to punish them, caused twenty- three of them to be arrested in the house of Baron de Hoven, a member of the ci- devant Etats, and one of the heads of the Vandernoot party. After two days confinement, however, they were liberated ; but they were by that means prevented from assisting at the election of the 10th, and putting in execution the design which it is supposed they entertained. The people, however, are dissatisfied with the man- ner of conducting things ; and the Brabanters complain, that instead of Liberty, they have got nothing but an Oligarchy, and, instead of In- dependence, they groan under Despotism and fo- reign military regimen." Extract of a Letter from Berlin, Jan, 8. " The negociations in which England has interfered, and which we with great reason suppose are relative to the affairs of the Low Countries, and the war against France, have taken a more decided turn. On Sunday the 25th of November an English courier arrived at the Court of Vienna with dispatches for Mr. Stratton, the British Charge des Affaires there, who, in consequence, requested an audience of the Vice- Chancellor, Count de Cobenzel. This interview took place next day ; but the commission with which Mr. Stratton was charged by his instruCtions, was of such a nature as to preclude an immediate answer. On the 30th of November and the day following two Councils of Conference were held, in which, it is ima- gined, the Memorial of Mr. Stratton was the principal thing discussed. The result was, that the Vice- Chancellor, in a second conference on the 4th of December, informed him, " That the Emperor could come to no resolution touch- ing the propositions made to him till he had communicated them to his Prussian Majesty ; that that communication had been made ; but that his Prussian Majesty, previous to an ex- planation, wished to know the Emperor's sentiments, to discover whether they were conformably to his own, respeCting the ob- jeCt in question ; but that the Emperor in the mean time regarded the overtures which had been made to him as a particular mark of the friendship of his Britannic Majesty ; a friendship which he had ever held in the highest estimation, and would ever endeavour to cultivate. The Memorial, however, has at length been inspeCted by his Prussian Ma- jesty ; and our Cabinet having decided what part to take in it, the Austrian courier, who brought the dispatches here, was on the 31st of December sent off again, and proceeded direCt to London : he bears with him the answers, both of the Emperor and our Court, to the propositions of the British Cabinet ; and the uniformity of these answers is a fresh proof of the harmony which exists between the two al- lied Sovereigns; a harmony which is further manifested in the appointment of the Marquis de Lucchesini to succeed Count Haugwitz as Minister Plenipotentiary from the King to the Emperor, M. de Lucchesini being the confidential Minister of his Prussian Majesty. Count de Haugwitz is called to assist in the Cabinet." According to intelligence from Rome, dated Dec. 28, accounts had been received there, that the French fleet under M. de la Touche Tre- ville, consisting of 40 sail, had been overtaken by a violent storm near Cagliari, in which seve- ral ships of war and transports were lost, and the whole fleet dispersed. The Admiral's ship le Languedoc, and two others, have got into Naples much damaged. EAsT INDIA HOUSE. Wednesday a Court of Directors was held at the India House, when Capt. Rob ms was sworn into the command of the General Coote, bound to Madras and Bengal. Capt. Lestock Wilson, of the Exeter, for Bombay and China, and Capt. Allen Chatfield, of the Rod- ney, for Madras and Bengal, took leave of the Court previous to proceeding on their respective destinations. The same day a General Court of Proprietors was held at the East- India House, which una- nimously came to a resolution to return thanks to Lord Cornwallis and the Officers commanding under him, for their services during the War in India. The Chairman laid before the Court the let- ters which had passed between him and the Board of Control respecting the new Charter, which were agreed to be reported to a Court of Pro- prietors when a further progress was made in the business. The Chairman informed the Court, that such was the prosperous situation of the Company's affairs, that they were in a better state than be- fore the war took place; and he stated, that the whole expence did not exceed a million and a half beyond the receipt of the revenue. Mr. Fiott rose to make some observations on the East India shipping ; but it not being a part of the business before the Court, the discussion of it then was deemed improper. The Court then adjourned. On Tuesday, about eleven o'clock at noon, as Sir William Plomer, one of the Aldermen of this city, was taking an airing in his carriage, with a young lady and gentleman, on Epping- Forest, they were stopped near the eight- mile stone by a single highwayman, who presented a pistol, and robbed them of a watch and about 14 guineas. Early on Wednesday morning the house of Mr. Shee, of New Burlington- street, was broke open, and robbed of a quantity of wearing- ap- parel, & c. Yesterday four persons were committed from the Public Office in Bow- street, on a charge of stealing two trusses of hay, as also were two persons for receiving the same. Yesterday a woman stood on the pillory in Coventry- street, for keeping a disorderly house in Wycomb- street. MARRIED. On Tuesday se'nnight, at Salisbury Green, James Stark, Esq. of Kingsdale, to Miss Mar- garet Alexander Dick, youngest daughter of the late Sir Alexander Dick, of Prestonfield, Bart.— On Monday, at the seat of Lord Hart- wood, in Yorkshire, Henry Jones, Esq. to Miss Davison, eldest daughter of Dr. Davison, of Leeds. DIED. On Tuesday the 15th inst. at Newton- Stewart, Capt. James Maxwell, late of the 46th regiment. — A few days ago, at Rochester, George Hicks, M. D. of St. James's Palace, Member of the Royal College of Physicians, and Physician to the Asylum and Westminster Infirmary.— On Monday, at Appleby, in Westmorland, Jere- miah Robinson, Esq. Barrifter at Law, Re- corder of the borough of Appleby, and one of the Benchers of the Hon. Society of Gray's- inn. — Wednesday, Capt. De Burgh, of the 1st Re- giment of Guards, only son of Fysh de Burgh, of West Drayton, Middlesex, Esq. Jan. 23— 25. BRITISH CHRONICLE, fcg 1793 POSTSCRIPT. AFFAIRS of FRANCE. In the Session of the National Convention of the inst. it was decreed that the next day should be employed in discussing the question relative to the Family of the Bourbons, and in hearing the report of the Commissioners of the Belgic Army, and the other Commissioners. A long debate afterwards ensued on the resig- nation ot Kersaint and Manuel; after which a decree was passed for punishing the assassins of the 9th of August and beginning of September. The Minister of Justice gave an account of the visit of the President of the Executive Council, his Secretary, the Mayor of Paris, the Commandant- General, & c. to the Temple. The President of the Council informed Louis that he had brought the minutes of the 16th; 17th, 18th, and 19th inst. which were read to him ; at the conclusion of which Louis offered them a paper, which they did not open till they returned to the Executive Council, and of which the following is a copy : " I request a respite of three days, to prepare myself before God : for which purpose I ask permission to have free intercourse with such a person as I shall point out to the Commissioners of the Commons ; that this person be secured from all interruption and apprehension, on ac- count of that act of charity he shall exercise towards me. I require to be freed from that vigilant inspection which the General Council have for several days appointed over me. " I have a desire, during this interval, to have permission to see my family as often as I desire it, and without witnesses. I should much wish that the Convention would imme- diately take into consideration the fate of my family, and permit their free intercourse with me whenever it may be judged convenient. " I recommend to the beneficence of the Nation, all those persons who were attached to me. There are many who had embarked their whole fortunes in their employments, and who having now no, longer appointments, must necessarily be destitute ; as well as others who did not live by their appointments. Amongst the pensioners there were many aged men, women, and children, who had no other means of sub- sistence than the pension I gave them. . ( SignedJ " LOUIS." Done at the Temple, Jan. 20. 1793. A short debate took place after this letter was read, but the delay requested WAS not gi- ven.— The Convention ordered the King to be executed in twenty- four hours, and passed on to the Order of the Day. EXECUTION of LOUIS XVL KING OF THE FRENCH. By an express which arrived yesterday morn- ing from Messrs. Fector and Co. at Dover, we learn the following particulars of the King's execution : At six o'clock on Monday morning, the King went to take a farewel of the Queen and Royal Family. After staying with them some time, and taking a very affectionate leave of them, the King descended from the tower of the Temple, and entered the Mayor's carriage, with his Confessor, and two Members of the Municipality, and passed slowly along the Boulevards which led from the Temple to the place of execution. All women were prohibited from appearing in the streets, and all persons from being seen at their windows. A strong guard cleared the procession. The greatest tranquillity prevailed in every street through which the procession passed. About half past nine, the King arrived at the place of execution, which was in the Place de Louis XV, between the pedestal which formerly supported the statue of his Grandfather, and the promenade of the Elysian fields. Louis mounted the scaffold with composure, and that modest intrepidity peculiar to oppressed innocence, the trumpets sounding and drums beating during the whole time. He made a sign of wishing to ha rangue the multitude, when the drums ceased, and Louis spoke these words. " I die innocent; " I pardon my enemies,- I only sanctioned upon com- pulsion the Civil Constitution of the Clergy."— He was proceeding, but the beating of the drums drowned his voice. His executioners then laid hold of him; and an instant after, his head was separated from his body. This was about a quarter past ten o'clock. After the execution, the people threw their hats up in the air, and cried out Vive la Na- tion ! Some of them endeavoured to seize the body ; but it was removed by a strong guard to the Temple, and the lifeless remains of the King were exempted from those outrages which his Majesty had experienced during his life. The King was attended on the scaffold by an Irish Priest as his Confessor, not choosing to be accompanied by one who had taken the Na- tional oath. He was dressed in a brown great coat, white waistcoat, and black breeches ; and his hair was powdered. The Decree imported that Louis should be beheaded in the Place de Carousel but reasons of public safety induced the Executive Council to prefer the Place de la Revolution,, formerly the Place de Louis XV. Since the decree of death was issued, a gene- ral consternation has prevailed throughout Pa- ris ;— the Sans- Culottes are the only persons that rejoice.— The honest citizens, immured within their habitations, could not suppress their heart- felt grief, and mourned in private with their families the murder of their much- loved Sovereign. Wednesday morning one of the King's mes- sengers arrived at Lord Grenville's office, Whitehall, with dispatches from Paris, which gave an account of the execution of Louis XVIth on Monday last, on account of which none of the Royal Family were at the play that night, as was intended. Yesterday a letter was received by Govern- ment, which is dated Paris, Monday the 21st inst. one o'clock, which confirms the account of the King of France having been beheaded that day ; that he died with great calmness and composure, saying, that he forgave all his sub- jects, and that he was prepared for the event, which he had expected during the two last years. The same letter adds, that a M. Pelletier, a Member of the National Convention, had been stabbed. The King of France took leave of the Queen and his infant son and daughter, at five o'clock on Sunday afternoon. The Queen was in a raving delirium. Deseze, the King's Counsel, is dying of a broken heart. M. Malesherbes is the man who announced to the King his fate, in these words: " My Prince, " I know you are courageous, but I cannot for- bear telling you, sentence has been passed." " Well then ( said the devoted King), so much the better : this extricates me from a thou- sand troubles." The King thanked him for the efforts he had made in his service. Malesherbes fell at his feet, and said, " I will never leave you, my good Prince; I would die for you." He was torn from the Royal Victim by a Municipal Officer, who told him he had orders from the Council that he should quit the Temple. Malesherbes departed, and fainted before the door. He was carried home, and is much indisposed. ; His Majesty had embraced him, taking a ring off his finger, acd giving it to him, saying, " Remember me." The Minister of Justice on Monday evening made his report, to the Convention, of the exe- cution of Louis. A letter was read from the Deceased, signi- fying his wish to be interred at Sens, near the remains of his Father. The Convention, with cruel apathy, passed on to the order of the day. Louis XVI. was 38 years and near five months old. Extract of a Letter from Paris, Jan. 20. " I write to you under extreme affliction. The murderers have triumphed over all prin- ciple, reason, order, justice, policy and huma- nity. Not content with violating their own criminal code ; not content with accumulating the offices of Accuser, Witness, Legislator, and Judge, ( offices from the conjunction of which comman sense revolts) the assassins surrounded the Convention, and threatened every man with death who dared to vote suspending the execution of the sentence. YOU will see by the Journals, that the fatal order for the execution within 24 hours was decreed by a majority of 380 over 310 ; and that the savage Corporation of Paris ordered an illumination for joy to take place this evening. Good Good ! what a lesson both to the Courts and to the peo- ple of Europe is this unrelenting barbarity ! To Courts— how they trifle with the happiness of millions by fraud and despotism : to the People — how they break down established order by violence and anarchy!" Lord Grenville had a Levee yesterday at his office, Whitehall, which was attended by all the foreign Ministers. A general condolence took place on the death of Louis XVI. Mr. Secretary Dundas's notice of a message from his Majesty to the House of Commons on Monday next, to call for an increase of our armaments, may be considered as a certain in- dication of war. The murder of the late French King, an act of such complicated injus- tice, cowardice, cruelty, and impolicy, as is - scarcely to be paralleled, has this aggravation of its inherent atrocity, that it will serve to make a war with France more popular. Yesterday a Board was held at the Admiralty- Office, Charing- Cross, when the Illustrious, of 74 guns, and two frigates, were put into com- mission. Since Saturday last 139 sailors and landmen entered into his Majesty's service at Guildhall. Letters from America say, that a Proclama- tion having been issued, by the President of the United States, against seditious publications, one of the offenders had been taken into custody, and having been found guilty, was sentenced to be three times put in the pillory, and burnt in the cheek; which sentence was executed. 88 L L O t D's E V E N I N G- P O S T, & c. Jan. 23— 25/ AUTHENTIC PORT- NEWS. Extract of a Letter from Portsmouth, Jan. 24. " Sailed, the Mary and Margaret, M'Cain, for Sunderland ; the Alexander and Jane, Catto, for Newcastle ; the Robert and George, Bemen, for Dublin ; and the Cockatrice cutter, Lieut. Lock, for Jersey." Extract of a Letter from Deal, Jan. 2 4. " Wind W. N. W. Came down and sailed the outward- bound as before ; and the Jason, Main, for Gibraltar : the Friends Goodwill, Domett, for Honduras; and the Elliott, Walker, for Southampton. *• Remain in the Downs, the Iphigenia fri- gate, and the William and Ann, Meidekirk ; the Admiral Parker, Hedley, the Calypso, Wake, the Aurora, Swales, the Myrtle, Alderson, and the Eliza, Galilee, transports." Extract of a Letter from Gravesend, Jan. 24. " Passed by, the Four Friends, Cole, from Boulogne; the St. Francis, Rolfe, from Caen; the Lyon, Barnes, from Leghorn ; the Eleanor, Howe, and the Dunkirk, Johnson, from Dun- kirk ; the Sincerity, Gunner, from Gibraltar; the Harmony, , and the Vrow Magda- lena, Snowman, from Embden ; the Capt. Cook, Gibson, from Koningsburg; and the Dolphin, Wayman, from Stockholm. " Sailed, the Industry, Paterson, for Dort; the Durham, Clark, for Barbadoes; the Prin- cess Royal, Blair, for Calais ; the Sheerness packet, Martin, for Dieppe, and the Vrow Margaretta, , for Bourdeaux." Arrived.—- At Salonica, the Georgiana, Wa- ring, the Crescent, Moring, and the Ceres, Brindley, from Smyrna.— At Toulon, the Li- berty, Blair, from London. A house of rendezvous, for entering seamen for the Royal Navy, is opened at Douglas, Isle of Man. The island is at present without troops, the Military having embarked from thence last week, for Scotland. The Devonshire Militia has done itself the distinguished honour to solicit employment against the enemies of Britain and humanity.— Officers and men combined to testify their eager- ness, regardless of the situation in which the of- fer may place them, so they do but serve. The Gloucestershire Militia under the com- mand of Lord Berkeley, meets in February. At the Quarter Session, Newcastle, two men, lately apprehended for speaking in disrespectful terms of his Majesty, were sentenced to be con- fined in Newgate ; one for a month, the other for a fortnight. Extract of a Letter from Leicester, Jan. 19. " At the Sessions for this Borough held yester- day, three separate bills of indictment were found against the Printer of the Leicester He- rald, for having sold a pamphlet called the Jockey- Club, and two of the publications of Paine ;— the first of which has not yet been found to be a libel by any jury, and is at this time upon sale at most booksellers shops in the kingdom ; and of the two last Mr. Phillips de- clares that he has not sold a single copy since, nor for some time previous to, the late verdict against Paine." On the 19th inst. Joseph Smithurst, of the Lea, in Derbyshire, was convicted under the direction of the Southwingfield Association, be- fore Colonel Revel, one of his Majesty's Jus- tices of the peace for the county of Derby, in the penalty of 40s. and all costs attending the same, for having in his possesion one ash rail or pole, value 2s. stolen out of a wood called Coumb's wood, at the Lea aforesaid, the property of Peter Nightingale, Esq. Yesterday at Lincoln's- Inn Hall a motion was made for an injunction to restrain the Trustees of the Foundling- Hospital, from granting build- ing leases on the ground belonging to the Charity, as being contrary to the intent of the institu- tors, tending to stop the circulation of the air, and creating a nuisance, by the erection of a brick- kilns. After a long hearing, the Lords Commissioners discharged the motion. The disputes in Chelmsford market, between the Millers and Corn- growers, respecting the legality of the Winchester bushel, are now in a train of being settled by legal adjudication ; an amicable process having been instituted against one of the former for buying wheat by a dif- ferent measure; so that the opinion of the Court of King's Bench may soon be expected on this interesting question. Since the beginning of this year, seven smacks have arrived at Douglas, Isle of Mann, with herrings from Wales and the Highlands- Their cargoes amount to 1600 maze; the greater part of which cost 2s. 6d. per hundred.— A great quantity has lately been lost near Holyhead, by the loaded nets being driven from their stakes during the late violent weather- A small well in a village of Hunderworth, in Yorkshire, which for a century past had af- forded water to the inhabitants of the place, suddenly, and without any visible cause, about two months since became dry, and continued so till last Thursday, when the water began to spring again, and in such abundance as to form a very considerable stream. A few days ago, died at Tetchill, near Elles- mere, Wm. Fromston, aged 77, formerly known by the name of the Moreland Boy, or Shropshire Giant. He was remarkably active for his age, and of a surprising height, his coffin measuring eight feet two inches inside. MURDER OF MR. SYLVA. Wednesday morning at half paft five o'clock died, at his house in Bell- court, Moor- fields, Mr. Mendez, the Nephew of the late Mr. Sylva, of Chelsea. He was examined at Bow- street, as already stated, on suspicion, and dismissed on the evidence of reputable witnesses that he was at Moorfields at the time the murder was committed. The following circumstances have since ap- peared.— A pot- boy had observed a man with a brown great coat, endeavouring to open the outer gate of the house, with a small bundle in his hand. Mendez the Nephew received notice of his uncle's death on Thursday night, as he said, and not before, but did not describe who gave him the intelligence. Previous to his examination, he discoursed with the pot- boy, who had observed man standing at his uncle's door; questioned as to the colour and sort of great coat, and offered him half a crown for his description ; but, on friendly expostulation, the gift was recalled. Subsequent to his release, it has been discovered that Mendez had conversed with an acquaint- ance in Fleet- market, at half past ten on Wed- nesday morning, with a fowl in his hand, saying, that, " It would make a good broil," and he was going to eat it with a friend in the country. He has since been with the same person and con- versed with him about the uncertainty as to the day of their previous conversation respect- ing the fowl, Mendez supposing it to be Thursday, the other insisting that it was on Wednesday ; but there has been no account given as to what afterwards became of that fowl. A child of Mendez was buried on Tuesday. On its going for interment, Mendez observed; that he should not be long after it, On its be- ing mentioned to him the other day, that he would probably be re- apprehended, he said, " Let them come, I am prepared for them."— He was, however, seemingly very well on Tuesday evening at five and six o'clock, con- versing with his neighbours in Moorfields, without discovering any difference from his usual conduct. He died on Wednesday morn- ing, without any symptoms of external or in- ternal violence Mr. Langley, his Apothecary, has given his opinion, that the death of Mendez was occa- sioned by the visitation of God ; the cause an apoplectic fit, or the bursting of a blood vessel in the head. He has left a wife and two or three children.- tHEATriCAL eNTeTAInMEnTS. This Evening. HAYMARkET.] Cymon; with The Ghost. COVENT- GARDEN.] Love in a Village; with Harlequin's Museum. There was no perfomance last night at the Haymarket Theatre, on account of the news of the French King's death. MARK- LANE EXCHANGE, This Day. Wheat, 3js. to 46s. 6d. od.— Barley, 28s. to 32s. od.— Rye, 27s. od. to 33s. od.— Oats, 16s. to 23s 6d. od.— Pale Malt, 38s. od. to 42s. od.— Amber ditto, 39s. od'. to 43s. 6d. — Peas, 38s. od to 42s. od. boilers.— Hog ditto, 30 to 33s. od.— Beans, 29s. od. to 40s. od.— Tick, 28s. od. to 30s. 6d.— Tares, 26s to 30s. od.— Fine Flour, 38s od.— Second ditto, 35s— Third ditto, 32s. STOKESLY AND BASEDALE ABBEY, YORKSHIRE. MR. YOUNG refpeafully informs the Public, that the intended SALE by AUCTION of the MANORS of STOKESLY, NEWTON, UPSALL, NUNTHORPE, FACEBY, and BASEDALE ABBEY, on the 1st of February next, at Garraway's CofFee- house, Change- alley, Cornhill, is unavoidably postponed ; and that proper Notice will ba given of the Time appointed for the Sale of these Estates.
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