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The Weekly Journal : Or British Gazetteer Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestic


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Date of Article: 18/03/1721
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Weekly journal: o R, British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1721. GREAT- BRITAIN. Mr. R E A D, Croydon, March 15. I AM very proud of ac- quainting you how ac- ceptable your last Journal was here to all true Lovers of their Country, where- in you give us an Account of the strict piece of justice executed by the Parliament on two of their Corrupted Members; an Example worthy a British House of Commmons. This is a no. table Step towards avenging their injur'd Country, and pacifying a little of the Crys and Tears of unhappy Sufferers; and a happy Indication, and that we may hope to see their Persons sacrific'd to the just Demands of the One, and their Estates to the entire Satisfaction of the Other ; for without Examples made, all Laws wou'd be useless, and practic'd Villains wou'd brave the wisest Governments. Such a Spirit as appears now in Parliament is sufficient to redeem us out of all our Misfortunes, which the traiterous Management of a set of Villains has brought us under j and tho' the retrieving Publick Credit may be said to be one of the most difficult Tasks at present, that ever any Parliament undertook, yet this will prove so good a Foundation toward it, that it will cherish the Hopes of seeing it rais'd again to its former height, when our Funds were the Mart of all Europe. It will raise the Spirit of the People, when they see they may depend on having Justice. It will alleviate the Sense of their Misfortunes, make them pay their Taxes chearfully, and put Trade and Business into its old Channel: When we have a good and gracious King to depend upon, a brave and honest Parliament, and an able and faithful Ministry in View ; there is somewhat in such concurring Circumstances, that must put a true Briton above Fear or repining without he will forfeit his Right of calling himself by that Name. Let us then patiently wait the Event of what the Parliament is doing, who have already given us satisfactory Earned of the Justice we may expect, and of the Encourage, ment we have to call for it. Let no Man's Mouth be stopt, but he that screens a Traytor, be look'd upon as a a Partaker of his Crimes. I am See.. Pray be so kind as to insert the following fable in your next which shou'd have been requested of you some time ago. FABLE. ON C E in a Wealthy Village where, ? Vast Flocks they had, both fat and fair Goog Soil, and a most healthy Air. J A pack of trusty Curs were chose, 7 Honest, asmost Folks did suppose) > To guard ' em from devouring Foes. 3 Price Three Half. Pence, But ah how vi'lent is Temptation To force a pious Inclination? Cry'd some , How purely might we feed ' On this same fat and fleecy Breed ? ' What dainty Morsels they'd bestow, ' Which now besides our Chops do go ? ' ' Tis true we're paid well for our hire, ' And shou'd not ' gainst our Trust conspire, But don't we see some Dogs of Honour. Belonging to the Lord o' th Mannor, ' Sleek well fed Hounds, and Fav'rite Setters Much better bred, and much our Betters; ' Come daily here some Prog to get, ' And troop off with a dainty Bit } ' Lick their fine Chops Return to C... t, ' Never a whit more Villains for't. 1 How glorious wou'd the Harvest be, ' Cou'd we but with these Dogs agree: ' Not a rich Fleece in all the Land, ' But shou'd be soon at our Command. ' Then let us not sit still and lose all, ' But make these Brethren a Proposal. ' That we who are at all the Pains, ' To watch the Flocks may snack the Gains ' We all may then to plund'ring fall, ' Grow fat, and get the Devil and all. ' What if the Pillagers complain, ' Their Curses, all will be in vain. ' We like the Fox, since us they trust, * Shall fare the best for being Curst: ' Han't we the C-- rs to stand by us, ' And give it our that Rogues bely us. ' To skreen us from all Prosecutions, ' And baffle S .... ts Resolutions: ' Then lose no time, resolve upon't, ' Dogs of more note than we have don't. ' Or that suppose there be among us, ' ( Which but to fancy, were to wrong us ) ' A Sneaking Cur or so, that wou'd, ' Plead Conscience, to oppose our Good ; 1 We'd spew him out, and let him see, ' How fat he'd grow on Honesty. The Thing propos'd, was soon agreed And harmless Flocks were doom'd to bleed Strange Havock speedily ensu'd, The antient Proverb they made good ; They e'en made Hay whilst the Sun shone And half the Country was undone. At length ( for long it Cou'd not be, Conceal'd) came out their Villainy ! With horrid outcry's they pursu'd'em. Nor scarce was one that Favour shew'd ' em. So being caught as faithlessTrustees Are render'd up to publick Justice. One noted Cur who stood the Test, And was to hang for all the rest : When he was to the Gallows brought, By outward Qualms of Conscience wrought, He thus began t' harangue the Crowd, Who round, to see his Exit, stood. ' Good Friends, ' Altho'I am brought hereto dye. ; There's many greater Rogues than I. c 1868) ' I had a guilty Hand, ' tis true, in ' The Rogueries that caus'd your Ruin : • But let it be consider'd pray, ' We Village Curs bore not the Sway : ' And if we hang for these Disasters, " I hope you Won't forget our MASTERS : ' For ' twou'd but be strange Law I wot, ' Where Accessaries go to pot. ' If those who Principals have been, ' shou'd owe their safety to a SKREEN. ' I grant th' old Saying —- that Must, is ' For the King — but where is Justice ? ' Do not our Laws give that relief ' As ranks th' Receiver with the Thief? ' But you'd all think it strange to see, ' The former hang'd ~— the last set free. At which he made the the Crowd all Laugh, And so the Hang Dog tipt him off. The Continuation of the Tryal of Thomas Lord Strafford. The Earl of Cork, the Lord Ranulagh, Sir Adam Loftus, and the Lord Montnorris, all depos'd, that no former Deputy ever took upon him to determine any Matter of Land in Equity, or otherwise. The Earl of Bath depos'd, that he had often heard a Deputy proceed alone in Cases of Debt, for Relief of poor Men ; but never heard them determine Cases of Land. Then they shew'd, that the Lord Montnorris's Im- prisonment was partly for nor suing out his Pardon, as well as for Contempt Then a Petition of the Lord Montnorris's, praying a Warrant for a Pardon under the Great- Seal, was read, and the Lord Strafford's Answer, importing, that when the Petitioner should acknowledge the Justice of his Sentence in the Council Chamber, his Request should be consider'd. The Lady Montnorris's Petition to his Majesty was also read, and his Majesty's Reference of the Matter to the Lord Deputy j wherein he directs, that upon such a Submission as the Lord. Deputy should approve of, the Lord Montnorris should have Liberty to come for England. Mr. Anslow depos'd, that when the Lady Mont- norris petition'd the Lord Deputy, he refus'd to receive her Petition. A Manager said that my Lord Strafford's Cruelty ex. ceeded that of other Tyrants; for he kept the Lord Montnorris in Prison till he should acknowledge the Justice of a Sentence which he knew to be unjust. Other Tyrants had found false Witnesses, but to make a Man a false Witness against himself was much more Tyrannical: And said, he thought the Charge remain'd, That my Lord Strafford had determin'd things contrary to the Commission and Authority he receiv'd from his Ma- jesty. Tuesday, March 30, 1641. That he had unlawfully imprison'd Adam Lord Vis- count Loftus of Ely, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, George Earl of Kildare, and threatened the Lady Hibbots, on Pretence of Disobedience to his Orders, & c. The Managers, in opening this Matter, aver'd, thac the Decree was made contrary to the Votes of a Ma. jority of the Council ; and that upon making the Bar. gain void between the Lady Hibbots, and the Petitioner, the same Lands were purchased by Sir Robert Meredith and others, for 3000 1. to the Use of the Earl of Strafford, who sold them again to the Lady Hibbots for 7000 1. That tho' the Petition was prefer'd in the Name of Thomas Hibbots, he knew nothing of it; and that the Lord StrafFord advis'd him not to withdraw his Suit ; and told him he should have 500 1. more than had been offer'd him. The Lord Montnorris depos'd. that Eleven or Twelve cf the Council were for the Lady, and but Nine a. gainst her. The Lord Cork depos'd, That the Lord Strafford said, when this Business was agitated in Council, that he did not think a Party would have been made against him, for if he had, he would not have brought it to that Table the Petition being preferr'd to himself. Sir Adam Loftus depos'd, That Sir Robert Meredith told him his Name was used in the Conveyance, in Trust for another. Mr. Fitz- Garret depos'd, Thac Sir Philip Percival had often told him, his Name was only used in the Convey, ance, 111 Trust for the Lord Deputy. The Lord Stratford, after some time given him to peruse his Notes, cnter'd upon his Defence. His Lord- ship observ'd, that they were still upon the point of his Jurisdiction ; and that what he had said to that Point in the last Article, would serve in a great Measure, as an Answer to this ; only that here he apprehended his to be strOnger, than in the Lord Montnorris's ; because that in this. the Cause was determin'd by the Council. Board, and the other by himself singly. _ That as to the Majority being against the Order, there was only the Testimony of the Lord Montnorris ; ' out the Clerk of the Council, who was a sworn Mini- ster, could not have drawn it up if there had not been a Majority for it; and that it appear'd to be sign'd by a Majority. Then the Examination of the Lord Primate was read, importing, That it had been usual to prefer Petitions, for 50 Years past, to the Chief Governor. That it was the constant Practice for the Clerk of the Council, who was a sworn Minister, to draw up the Opinions according to the Majority of the Board That he never knew the Lord Deputy to press any Man t0 go against his Opinion. And that he heard him often profess he had but a single Voice. Robert Lord Dillon depos'd, That the Clerk of the Council draws up the Orders according to the Sense of the major part of the Council, and presents it to the Board to peruse; That the Clerk drew up the Order in dispute, and it was sign'd by some who dissented, as is usual when it has been voted by a Majority; which in duc'd him to believe there was a Majority for it, tho' he did not number the Votes. That himself voted for it, but he did not remember my Lord Strafford urging any one to vote contrary to his Opinion, or to over rule it. That in a Case of my Lord Ranulagh's, where they were equally divided, my Lord Strafford would not in sist upon his casting Vote, but refer'd the Matter to a Member who was absent, who gave it against his Opini- on, and the Order was drawn up accordingly. That he did not remember any Exception taken at the time of the signing the Order, or at any time after. Sir Philip Manwaring depos'd, That he was at the Council Board, and was Very confident there was a Ma- jority for the Order, and was confirm'd in it; for that there was no instance of an Order drawn up against the Sense of the Majority ; and that the Clerk was a sworn Minister, and a very honest careful Man. And that no Member at the Board took exception at the sign ing of it Then the Lord Strafford proceeded, and said, as for his commanding the Lady to perform the Order, on pain of being fin'd and imprison'd ; it were to no pur- pose to make Orders, unless they could enforce Obedi- ence to them._ That one of the Witnesses, Mr. Hoy, was a Party in the Cause ; and as for Mr Hibbots he was a weak old Man, who testified things backwards and forwards, and his Evidence could determine no- thing. However, the threatning to fine one was not Treason, it being usual in Chancery, in case of Con- tempts That he must deny the Lands were convey'd to his Use, as he had done in his Answer ; and that those who attested it, only said it from the Report of others who ought to have attested it themselves. And that as to the Injustice of his Decree, he did not doubt but to clear himself of that, when he came before their Lordships in a proper Place. The Managers reply'd, That his Lordship had exer. cised a Jurisdiction upon the Estate of this Lady, with- out any colour of Law. And tho' he alledg'd it was no Treason, yet it conduc'd to prove the general Charge of subverting the Laws. That the Lords of the Coun- cil had nothing to do in Matters of Freehold or Inheri. tance, unless it concern'd Plantations or the Church, or was specially recommended. To be continu'd. Advices f 1869 ) Advices from Darmstat say, The E. Palatine seems now resolved. in good earnest, to redress the Grievances of h protestant Subjects, having for that end published seVeral Orders, but the Governors and others who are enjoin'd to execute the same, are in no haste of doing it flattering themselves that their Dilatoriness or Diso- bedience will be connived at. Among those Orders one contains the following Concessions. , That the Reformed shall be at Liberty to work in their Houses, but not in the Streets, or in the Fields, on the Catholick Festivals. • They shall not be commanded or forc'd to carry Flow- er's or Greens to Processions, neither shall they be oblig'd t0 appear with their Arms on such Days, much less to buy Powder at their own Cost. 1 The Religious Grievances are to be redressed accor. ding to the Tenour of the late Mandate, and all Dis- putes since the Treaty of Baden are to cease. This Order has been communicated to all the Pastors of the three Religions, and the Governour at Heydel- bergh is to execute the same in four Months. Letters from the Hague say, that M Somerdyck is ap- pointed to command the Squadron which is t0 be em. ploy'd this Year against the Algerines. Two Persons be. ing convicted of fishing up ( contrary to a Proclamation of the States) some Goods which belonged to Ships that were performing Quarantine, and were wrecked 0n the Coast, were for that Offence Hang'd. The Count de Tarouca is preparing to go to Cambray, he has already caused all the Pieces of his fine House of Wood to be embark'd, they being exactly fitted and contrived, so as to be soon put together again, and the Fabrick let up in what Place soever he pleases; the Rooms are most of them carv'd and gilded, and the House painted both within and without. They write from Paris, that on the 16th 111 It. as soon as the King had din'd, he went to the Duke of Boufleur's Palace, to see the Turkish Ambassador make his Pub. lick Entry. The Ambassador set out from the Suburbs of St. Anthony at Half an Hour past One a- Clock , the Inspectors de Police began the Cavalcade, and after them came the Orleans Regiment of Dragoons, with their Bayonets fix'd to the Muzzles of their Pieces ; the Horse- Grenadiers with their Swords drawn ; the Regiments of Horse of Man, d'Huxelles, and d'Etrees, all cloathed in the King's Livery ; the Regiment of the White Cornette marched in the Rear of the Cavalry, and then came the Ambassador, preceeded by his Do- mesticks, having the Mareschal d'Etrees upon one Side, and his Interpreter on the other, all three on Horse. back ; next came the Ring's Coaches, those of the Duke of Orleans, the Princes and Princesses of the Blood and of the Archbishop of Cambray, accompanied on both Sides by Guards, and then the Regiments of the Ma- reschals of France closed the March. The king plac'd himself at a little Window in ti e Duke's Palace, from whence he saw the whole Procession, as did likewise the Duke of Orleans, and the Princes and Princesses of the Blood, without the Ambassador's being made ac- quainted of their being there. He alighted at the Pa lace of Ambasssadors at half a 1 Hour after Four a- Clock, and will stay there till the 21st Instant, in order to have his full publick Audience. The late Duke of Buckingham having lain in State on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Sennight, at his late House in St. James's Park, in a very magnificent Man- ner, viz. in a Room of State hung with Velvet, within an Alcove, and a Canopy with Feathers, the Coronet, Cap and Cushion, and all the Trophies of Honour fix'd round him ; six Mutes, and a Page of Honour at the Foot of the body: three other Rooms and the great Hall hung in Mourning, was on Saturday Night interr'd in Westminster- Abbey with a great deal of Funeral Pomp, the Procession being made in the following Or- der, viz. A Servant of the Office at Arms ; six Conduct- ors in their Gowns, with black Staves, two and two: A Kettle Drum in Mourning, adorn'd with the Escot- cheons of the Arms of the deceased : Four of his Ma- jesty's Trumpets in their proper Cloaths, with Trumpet. Banners and Scarfs, & c. Ten Horsemen with black Truncheons, in Cloaks, Uz. The Great Standard carry'd by a Gentleman in a Scarf, supported by two others in Cloaks: Sixteen of the Duke's Servants in Cloaks, & c. two and two : The Guidon born by a Gentleman in a Scarf, supported by two others in Cloaks A State Horse, with Velvet Caparison, Hood and feathers, Silk Streamers, Escotcheons, Crest, and Cyphers, led by two Grooms .- Ten horsemen in cloaks: The Great Banner born by a Gentleman in a Scarf, supported by two more Ten Horsemen in Cloaks: the Duke's Secretary vn Horseback single : The Duke's Chaplain in like Manner ; Four of the Duke's Officers, viz. Steward, Comptroller, Treasurer, and Chamberlain, with their White Rods; The Spurs, Gauntlet, Helmet, Crest and Martlets, Tar- get Sword and Surcoat of Arms carry'd by six Heralds in their proper Habits, with Silk Scarfs: The Ducal Coro- net, and Collar of the Order, carry'd by a King at Arms on a Crimson Velvet Cushion ; the Hearse drawn by the late Duke's own Grey Horses cover'd with Velvet, adorn'd with Feathers, Silk Streamers, Escot- cheons, Shield and Stars, and eight Banner Rolls with the Arms of the Family quarter'd, carry'd by eight Gen- tlemen 0n Horseback in silk Scarfs on each Side of the Hearse: The Dutchess Dowager's Mourning Coach: the Duke of Dorset Chief Mourner, supported by two Lords : Six Pages of Honour: Twelve Mourning Coaches more with eight Knights of the Garter, among whom were the Dukes of Bolton, Montague, Kingston, . ! Newcastle, and four other Lords to support the Pall ; State Horse with very rich Caparisons, embroider'd with Gold. Fring'd, and adorn'd with black and Feathers, & c. His Majesty's and his Royal Highness's Coaches: Above 50 Coaches of the Prime Nobility fol- low'd according to their Rank, attendcd with above 5oo Lights In this Order they proceeded to the West Door of the Abbey, where the Conductors fil'd off to the Right and Left to make Way for the Procession, the Kettle. Drums beating and the Trumpets sounding till the whole was enter'd. In the Abbey they were receiv'd by the Dean and Chapter in their Copes, the whole Choir in their Surplices singing before the Corpse, which was carry'd up to a Vault in King Henry VII's Chapel, the Ensigns of Honour being all born by the proper Officers. After the Bishop of Rochester had finish'd the Service, Garter King at Arms proclaim'd the Stile and Title of the deceased over the Vault : - Thus it hath pleased Almighty God t0 take out of this Transitory life the most Highl Mighty , and. most Noble Prince John late Duke of Buckingham- shire, also Duke and Marquiss of Normandy Earl of Mul- grave, Baron Sheffield of Busterwick, and Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter: Which being done, the Cham- berlain, Steward, treasurer, and Comptroller to the deceased, broke their White Staves, and threw them in. to the Vault upon him. Some time ago died Sir Robert Throgmorton, Bart, of the County of Northampton. The Report of Mr. Portman Seymour's Death proves a Mistake. Mr. Elliot, Brother of Edward Elliot, Esq; one of Commissioners of the Victualling- Office, is appointed, Secretary of the Embassy to Paris, having served in that Quality under the Lord Carteret last Year in Swe- den The Lords Commissioners of the Treasury have or, der'd six Months Half- Pay. ending at Christmass last, to the Officers of the Land- Forces and Marines. Monday one Saunders, a Solicitor, mentioned to have been convicted last Sessions at the Old Baily for Forgery, See. stood in the Pillory near Temple- Bar, and was very severely Pelted by the Mob. Dublin, March 7. The Parliament of this Kingdom, which stood Prorogued to the 24th of Match, Instant, was this Day further Prorogued to the e4th of May next. They write from Marseilles, that the Contagion seems to be entirely ceased in this Neighbourhood, none having died f0r these six Days past of the Infection; but at Aix and Tevascon it still reigns, carrying off great Numbers, and and at Thoulon several have died in a miserable Condi- tion. They write from Rome, that Mr. Law was ar- rived there from Vienna, and had taken up his Resi- dence at the Palace Mancini. Friday 7 . Night Sir George Caswall, Knt. one of the Sheriffs, of London and Middlesex, was expell'd the Ho- nourable House of Commons, and order'd to the TOWEr., Yesterday Humphrey Parsons, Esq. was unanimously chosen Alderman of the Ward of Portsoaken, in the Room of Alderman Green, deceased. - Last 1876 ) Monday Sennight the Directors of the South Sea Company open'd the Closet of Mr Knight late Cashire to the South- Sea House, and found therein 185000I. in Bonds, and 153000 1. in Notes, besides Tallies not then cast up. . Thursday Sennight one Joseph Tutchfield, Apprentice to a Fruiterer in Stocks- Market, was apprehended near Mile End, and committed to Newgate for robbing on the Highway. . .... Friday 7- Night Sir Samuel Gerrard, Knight and Alder- man, was chosen President of the Hospitals of Bethle- hem and Bridewell, in the room of Sir William Withers, lately deceased. . One Wade is also committed to Newgate, having ' tis said, been impeach'd, for Robbing the Mails. Saturday one Hayward and his Wife, lately convicted for keeping a House of ill Fame, stood in the Pillory in Covent- Garden. One Watson, an Attorney is committed to Newgate, for Forgery and Subornation of Perjury. On the 1st of this Instant March, the following Me- morial was presented to the Court of Directors of the South- Sea Company, on the behalf of the Proprietors of the Redeemable Debts : But that Application not hav- ing yet produced Offers from the Company, or Resolu- tion in their Favour, it is thought proper to let the World see, That the Proprietors of the Redeemable Debts have not been wanting to make all reasonable Advances towards an Accommodation with the Com- pany, and that it is not without an absolute Necessity, that they are obliged to take other Measures for their Relief. To the Honourable the Sub- Governour, Deputy. Governour, and Directors of the South- Sea Com- pany. A Memorial from the Proprietors of the Redeema. ble Debts, whose Names are hereunto subscribed, in behalf of themselves, and others, Proprietors of the said Debts. GENTLEMEN, Wt take this Opportunity of declaring to you in Particular, our Dissent to those Terms, which your Predecessors, the late Sub- Governor, Deputy- Governor and Directors have endeavour'd to impose upon us. It is well known, that at the Time when they pro- posed their Stock to us at the Rate of 400 pet Cent, the Nominal Value cf their Stock did not exceed 1 os, and the real Value of the same fell Considerably short of that Price. So that it is now apparent to the World, that their Intentions were to defraud us of above one half of our Estates : And we persuade our selves, that when the Methods by which they have since endea- Vour'd to bind down these Terms upon us. come to be laid open and impartially examin'd by the Rules of Justice. they will appear to be the most Fraudulent and indirect that were ever contrived and carry'd on by any Set of Men whatever, and such as can never receiwe any Support or Countenance from the Laws of this Kingdom. Upon this Account we cannot entertain the least Diffidence of Success in a Course of Justice ; but on the Contrary are so fully persuaded of the Merits of our Cause, that if our present Applications to you should prove ineffectual, we are resolved to have recourse to the Laws, and to refer our Rights to the Decision thereof. In the mean Time we have thought fit to lay before you this Representation, in order to convince you of our sincere Desires to come to any reasonable Accom- modation with you, and thereby prevent any farther Dis- putes on this Occasion. The Success of your Proposals will necessarily depend upon the Reasonableness of them: You cannot suppose that we should acquiesce under such Terms as carry along with them the Ruin and Destruction of ourselves and Families. The Calamities which the late Conduct of your Pre- decessors has introduced into this Nation, and the se- vere Censures they have thereby deservedly brought down upon themselves, are so many Arguments to dissuade you from proceeding in their Steps, and have without sufficiently convinc'd you, that no Society can long subsist and flourish, which is not built upon the Foundation of Truth and Justice : And we beg Leave to remind you on this Occasion, that the selling your Stocks at high Prices above the intrinsick Value of them, has been declared to be a gross and notorious Fraud, and one great Cause of the sinking of the Publick Credit, and bringing upon the Nation the Distress it at present labours under, These Considerations, together with a due Regard and Concern for that Reputation you have hitherto justly ob. tain'd, will, we hope, induce you to make a true Esti- mate of the Value of your Stock, and then to propose for our Acceptance or Refusal such Terms as bear a reasonable Proportion to the same. And we do hereby assure you, that we shall be ready to accept such Terms as shall be inconsistent with Justice, rather than by in- sisting on our strict Right, occasion any farther Delay to the final and compleat Establishment of Publick Cre- dit upon a sure and honest Foundation. One Doctor Dover, a Physician eminently Famous for the Small. Pox, has been Cited to appear before the College of Physicisns, to answer for Practising and Curing without their Licence. ' Tis said, a Bill will be brought in Parliament, to . prohibit the Importation of Cambricks and Lawns from Holland, which will enhance the Price of Muslins, and be of singular Benefit to the East India Company, by making them amends for the CaLico Bill. Matthew Lister, Esq, hath commenced a Suit against Justice Santlow, for illegally committing him to New- gate, on Pretence of a Rape; of which Mr. Lister was honourably acquitted at the Old Bailey, and by the Court allowed a Copy of his Indictment. A Person has been committed to the Gate- House, for causing a great Riot at the Duke of Buckinghamshire's Funeral on Saturday Night Last Monday Morning the Corps of the late Lord George Howard, Uncle to the Duke of Norfolk, was carried from his late Dwelling- House in Golden- Square, to be interr'd at Arundel Castle in Sussex. Sir William Chapman, Knt and Bart. Sub- Governor, and Sir Jacob Jacobson, Knt. Deputy Governor of the Corporation of the London Assurance, have resigned those Offices ; and this Day the Corporation proceed to chose others in their Room. We hear from several Quarters of the Town, that the Horse Insurance Office, near the Rose Inn, in Smith, field, meets with great Encouragement, from their punctual Payment of Claims ; and it is generally be- lieved it will be of great Use to the Publick. And whereas they formerly Insured on no Horses under five Pounds, they do now ( for the Benefit of those who keep Horses of a lower Price.) intend to open Books for Horses at Fifty Shillings each. Last Sessions held at the Old Baily, the following Persons receiv'd Sentence of Death; viz. John File- wood, commonly call'd Violet, a most notorious Offender, Henry Davis alias Woodford, Mary North, Charles Hinchman, Samuel Whittle, Jasper Andrews, Martin Gray, and James Dalton, for returning from Transpor- tation before their limited Time was expired. Anne Festrop, Margaret Yeomans alias Booth, Hester Bennet, Rebecca Butler, alias Neal, Christian Hurst, and Robert Johnson for picking Pockets ; William Cryer and Henry Hawks for House breaking; and John Cobidge for robbing on the Highway. Eight were burnt in the Hand ; 40 for Transportation ; Francis Browne, a Yeo- man of one of the Compters fined 10 Marks for exorting two Shillings from a Person for carrying in his Bill to the Grand Jury ; and William Saunders order'd to stand in the Pillory, to suffer twelve Months Imprisonment, and fin'd 50 Pounds, for Forgery. And the next ensuing Sessions at the Old- Baily, begins on Wednesday the 19th Last Monday Mr Saunders, a Solicitor, convicted at the Sessions at the Old Baily, of forging an Affida- vit and another Instrument, to impose on the Attorney. General to obtain a Noli Prosequi to an Indictment for a Riot, Assault and Battery against Francis Buxton and others, and procuring a Person to swear to it in the Name of John Roberts, stood in the Pillory without Temple- Bar, pursuant to his Sentence. The The following Letter from a Country Gentleman to a Member ot Parliament, having been communicated to us, we believe it will not be unacceptable to the Publick. IT was the 8th of June in the Evening, a Day so fa- tal that I shall never forget it as long as I live : When I sitting with my Wife in the new Summer, house, ( which you know I have lately built at the upper End of the Canal in my Garden) our four youngest Chil- dren were playing about us, and diverting us with those little wanton Tricks, which are natural to Youth and Innocence, when my eldest Boy ( who wAS Fourteen last August; came running to us with a great deal of Joy in his Looks, and told me that Mr. S was just alighted at the Gate. My Boy had scarce deliver'd his Message when I saw Mr. S. at the lower End of the Garden. I went to meet him, and receiv'd him with that Chear- fulness I endeavour to shew to all my Friends, and was somewhat pleased to think I should hear what was doing at London ; from whence I presumed he came. Mr. S. told me, That he hoped I would pardon the Liberty he designed to take of being my Guest for one Night; and that he was to be the next Day at upon some particular Business. I had but just Time to take a Turn with him round the Garden, and enquire after two or three of our common Acquaintance, when one of my Servants came to tell us that Supper was upon the Ta- ble. During Supper, among other Discourse, my Wife happened to tell Mr. S. That she heard every body was getting an Estate in London, and by the South Sea; and that she hoped he had been a fortunate Man : Mr. S. upon this shrugged up his Shoulders, and told her, That to his great Misfortune he had but a little Money to lay out, and consequently had only got such a Trifle as was scarce worth mentioning. Upon my Wife's asking him, If she might presume to enquire how much. Mr. S. told her, That the utmost Farthing he had got yet, would but barely amount to Fifty thousand Pounds clear Gains. My Wife immediatly give a Look, which sufficiently shewed her surprize, to hear such a Sum call'd a Trifle; and as I could not help shewing some Signs of Amazement at the same Time, Mi- S. told us, That he believed he could guess at our Thoughts by our Looks; but that if we knew what vast Fortunes other People had acquired, and how certain a Gain there was for everybody who had but Money to lay out, we should not be at all surprized to hear him talk as he did : He proceeded with giving us Instances of several People who had got Five or six hundred thousand Pounds, and even a Million of Money ; concluding again with bewailing his own Unhappiness, that he had not more Money to lay out at a Time when so certain and considerable a Profit might be made. I must confess his Discourse raised my Attention ; which Mr. S. observing, told me, That he had certain Intelligence, which he could depend upon, that there was a Third Subscription for the South Sea Company, to be taken in at 1ooo per Cent. That it was true, the said Subscription vas already filled with the Chosen Friends of the Directors, and ths Ministry, so that he could not pretend to say he could get me into it; but that it was as demonstrable as any Proposition in Euclid: That in consequence of this Subscription, the Stock would be immediately worth iooo per Cent. And that after the next Subscription, which was to be at 12oo, the said Stock would as infallibly be 1500. But that if I laid hold of the present Opportunity, before more Money came over from Holland, I might buy Stock at 75o; which, as he had shewn me, would demonstrably double my Money in three Months. I thanked him for what he was pleased to communicate to me ; but at the same time told him, That if, I had an Inclination to fol low his Advice, I had no Money by me At this Ans- Wer he remained silent for some time, and seeming to be under a great deal of Concern, told me at last, That he had so much Friendship for me, that he was resolved I should not, however, lose this golden Opportunity ; and that he believ'd he had a particular Friend in London, who upon his Recommendation, would accommodate me with Money upon a Mortgate of my Estate. To make short of my Story, Mr. S so thoroughly convinced me that I must infallibly double the Money I took up, in three Months Time ; and my Wife whom I consulted on this Occasion was so much of the same Opinion that I agreed to go with him to London, . when he re- turn'd thither- He accordingly call'd upon me two Days after ; and when we came to town, recommended me so effectually to Mr. H. that that Gentleman did me the Favour to supply me with Thirty thousand Pounds upon a Mortgage of my Estate. I laid out this Money in Stock at 750. fo that I had Four Thousand Pounds Capital Stock ; after which, I contracted for Four Thou- sand Pounds more at 1000 1. per Cent. which I was told I might very well do without the least Danger of wading out of Depth. My first Contract for Time expir'd on the 5th of October, and as Stock then sold in the Alley but at 120 per Cent, the Difference upon my said Con- tract amounted to Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Pounds; to answer which, after having sold my Whole Four Thousand Capital Stock, which cost me originally Thirty Thoufand Pounds, for Four Thousand Eight Hun- dred Pounds; I was obliged to give my Bond over and above, for the Remainder of the Difference, amounting to the Sum of Four Thousand Pounds. I had nothing now left to hope for, but that the Stock would rise as fast as it had fallen, and that I might still be a Gainer on my Three Bargains depending; but, alas, these were vain Hopes ! When my next Contract expir'd, I found my self, not only undone, but involv'd in such a Debt as could never hope to pay. I confess, to you, I was more than once under a Temptation to have put an End to my Misfortunes with my Life. My Wife sent me up Let- ters every Post, in all which, the poor Woman took it for granted that I had doubled my Fortune, and was even contriving how to lay out some of our Gains upon the Embellishing of our House and Gardens. I could not find in my Heart to answer one of her Letters, till at last, frighten'd by my Silence, she came up to Town herself. My Heart is too big with Grief to describe to - you our first Interview. The Day after she came to Town, one of my Creditors to whom I could not pay the Difference of our Bargain, took out a Writ against me. Some People, who, I once thought my Friends, refused to be my Bail for so large a Sum, so that my Wife was 5 contented to give up her Joynture, the only Thing we had left to prevent my lying in a Goal-, where I should have been now, notwithstanding her Kindness, if she had not hurry'd me into the Country by Force. I write this to you from a Place, which was once my House but is now my Prison, being confin'd to one Room of it, to avoid the Pursuit of Bailiffs, who have been dis- cover'd, more then once, lurking under my Windows. I am told that the Equity of Redemption to my Estate will be foreclosed next Term ; and the Person to whom I mortgaged my Estate, has already had the Assurance to send down a Surveyor, and a Master Builder, to see what Additions can be made in the House; which, it seems is not large enough for him. I have lately disco- ver'd that this very Man was the Person who sold me his own Stock by a third Hand, for all the Money I borrow'd of him: That he had some Months before, taken a Fan- cy to my Estate. and that my pretended Friend Mr. S. who constantly avoided me for some Time before I left London, was sent into the Country, on Purpose to decoy me up. I have given you my unhappy Story, I have not only lost all I had, but have still Demands upon me for above Twenty thousand Pounds. Where will my Misfortunes End ! My poor Wife, whom I upbraid myself with having ruined, - is for her own Part half distracted, to think, that what I did was partly by her Advice, and is in Tears from Morning till Night. My youngest Children hang about their Mother: My oldest Son keeps me Company. The poor Boy had the good Nature to tell me, this Morning, that if I would but put him Apprentice to some honest Tradesman, he could endeavour, at least, to Support the Family. Alas ! the poor Child doth not know the Depth of his Father's Misfortunes, and I may say. without Vanity, that the Boy deserves a better Fate, than he is now like to meet with. My two Girls have been thought Pretty; what must they come too ? Heaven grant me Patience ! My Servants, whom I am neither in a Condition to keep, or dischargc, go up and down the House like so many living Statues For, I may say, I was belov'd in my Family I am pitied by all who knew me, but find no Assitance; and am told, several Gentlemen, my Neighbours, are almost in the same Circumstances. Dear Dear Sir, as you sit In the house, you can probably tell me, what the Parliament designs to do. Are we to have no Relief? Are we to see no End of our Mise- ries ! If you have any good News to send to me, for God's sake, do it quickly, to prevent me, and my poor Family, from going quite distracted. There is still one Thing left, in which is my last Hopes, and my only Dependance, I have the Reversion of an Estate of Three hundred a Year, after the Death of an Uncle, who is now turn'd of Eighty. If it should happen to fall to me, Pray let me know whether this Estate must also go to my merciless Creditors, whether I break in upon their Property, as they affirm, if I do not make it over to them -, or whether I may honestly keep this small Maintenance, for the Support of myself, and my unhappy Family. I am Dear Sir, Yours, See. Our Friends the Jacks have had a particular Value for the Duke of Marlborough, and this Day Sennight they sent him into the other World as an Equivalent for one of their Friends; but it unluckily happen'd that his Grace was, at the Time of the Report, in the House of Lords. These Gentlemen having kill'd him now often enough, are desir'd, for the Sake of Truth, to let him die quietly next time. Sir John Norris's Baggage is getting ready with the ut- most Expedition, in order to be sent down the River, and put on board the Sandwich Man of War; and, we hear, the Squadron under his Command will set sail for the Baltick sooner than was expected, the Compliment of Men being almost made good. Orders are sent for fitting up the Palace at Hampton. Court for the Reception of His Majesty, who, we hear, designs to reside there best Part of the Summer, and will be going thither about the Beginning of May. , The following is an Epitaph upon the late Duke of Buckingham, said to be written by himself. i Pro Rege Saepe, Pro Republica Semper Dubius, non improbus vixi, Incertus, sed inturbatus Morior. , Christum adveneror, In Deo confido, aEterne & Omnipotente. Ens Entium Miserere Mei For the King often, For my Country always. Doubtful, not wicked I have liv'd ; Uncertain, but undisturb'd I die. To Christ I come with Veneration, In God I trust, Eternal and Omnipotent, Being of Beings, have Mercy of me. Hugh Fortescue, of Filley in the County of Devon, Esq; having demanded his Writ of Summons to Parlia- ment, was yesterday call'd up to the House of Lords, by the Title of Baron Clinton, an Honour Limitted to the Heirs General of this Family by right of Marriage some Ages ago, and has slept till now. They write from Chelmsford, that at the Assizes there, 11 Persons received Sentence of Death. At Hertford there were none condemn'd. f" At the Assizes at Reading, four Persons received Sen. tence of Death. At Whinchester three Highwaymen, viz. Barnsly Freshwater, and Berry, the two first Butchers, removed' from Reading Goal to that Place, have been condemn'd at the Assizes there. Mr. Wills, one of His Majesty's Council at Law, is made a Welsh Judge, in the room of Wm. Wright Esq; deceas'd. All the Benefits in the Lottery 1710, that are unsub- scrib'd, and due the 25th cf March 1720, are now in Course of Payment. The first of June next is fix'd by Proclamation for electing one of the sixteen Peers of Scotland, in the room of the late Marquis of Annandale. The Books for transferring East India Stock were Wed. nesday shut up, in order to chuse new Directors the same will be opened the 6th of April. Last Saturday Morning John Ayloffe, Esq; of Foxley in the County of Wilts, was found dead in his Bed. His Majesty's Ship the Dursley Galley order'd from the Buoy of the Nore to Harwich, to relieve the Kin- sale, and take Care of the Quarantine. On Monday last died the Rt. Hon. George Nevil, Ld. Abergaveny, Primier Baron of England, at his Seat at Sheffield in Sussex, and is succeeded in Honour and E- state by Edward his only Son. a Minor. The same Day died the Lady Raymond, Wife of the Attomey General and Daughter of Sir Edward Northey's Kt, after a pretty long Indisposition. Mr. READ, Spittle Fields, March 16th, 1720. IMake bold, as being one of your constant Rea- ders, to desire you to insert in your next Journal, the following Matter about the Weavers, who design, as soon as His Majesty has given the Royal As- sent to the Bill for prohibiting the wearing of Calicoes, to have the Effigies of a Lady drest in Calicoes with a Tea Table and all the Furniture of China belonging thereto, which they will carry in Procession all about Spittle Fields and the Places adjacent, and then com- mit her Ladyship to the Flames, with the following Lines on her. Behold the Picture here of foreign Pride. Who home- made Manufactures do's deride; Her native Country she wou'd starve, to feed, Base Infidels who are of Indian breed. But God be prais'd, the King and Parliament, Have, by their wise unanimous Consent, Redress'd our Grievances; so may the fate, This Figure suffers now with Scorn and Hate Reach all those Women, who despise to wear, The Silks and Stuffs made by the Weavers here. Last Thursday Night, about 9 a. Clock died Mr. Craggs one of the Governors of the Post- Office, and Father of the late Mr. Secretary Craggs at his House in Jermain Street St. James's. Christned Males 177. Females 215. In all 382. Buried Males 351. Females 3^ 4. Iu all 705. Increased in the Burials this Week 0. CASUALTIES. Bruised mortally by the Wheel of a Cart at St. Mary at Hill ( buried at St. Andrew Undershaft) 1. Drowned ac St. Dunstan at Stepney 1. Found dead 2, One ( a Woman unknown at St. Clement Danes, and one at St. Martin in the Fields. Kill'd by a Fall at St. Giles with- out Cripplegate 1. Overlaid 1. Yesterday the Prices of GOODS at BEAR KEY, wers as follow. Wheat 20 s. to 35 s. per Quarter. Rye 14 s. to 16 s. Barley 16 s. to 19 s. Oats to s. to 16 s. Hog Pease i< 5 s. to 30 s. Beans 17 s. to 24 s. Malt 17 s. to 27 s. Rape Seed 13!. to 17 l. per Last. Hops 2 1. ? s. to 4 I. per C. Coals per Chald. 27 sA'o 30 s. Colchester Crown Baise jy d. J. per Ell. Yesterday Bank Book shut. India . S. Sea Book shut. London Assurance 7. Royal Exchange Assurance 8. Old African 35. New African 25. ADVERTISEMENT MATTHEW WEST, Goldsmith, Clare- Street Clare- Market, gives Notice, that the Dutch Lot tery of the 8th Class, begins drawing the 27th Day cf March, in which Class are great Prizes, and that he has Shares and whole Tickets to dispose of in this Class those Persons that have a Mind to be concerned are desired to be speedy ; The Lottery is better then when it began Drawing : Shares and whole Tickets may be had at my House aforesaid, and at North's Coffee. House in Ktng Street near Guild Hall; at my House Prizes are Bought in all the Classes. N B Those Per- sons that have not Exchanged their Shares for this 6cU Class, are desired to be speedy. LONDON: Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Friers near Fleet- Street.
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