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Date of Article: 27/05/1721
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'• p'oipun. JUSTITIAQUE COLUMNA T' unsheath the Sword of Vengeance on the Foes, Who durst prophanely scoff our Saviour's Spouse; For as the Church he wedded, but the Cross, Made her a Widow, mourning still her Loss, Our Prince will comfort her in this Distress, And guard her from th' Assaults of Wickedness, His great Indulgence will not Mercy show To such who'll not to Virtue Duty owe , Mercy indeed will interceed in Vain, For Men blaspheming, impious, and prophane Your mourning Vail, Religion lay aside, And thro' a Land reform'd in Triumph ride, Attended by a most religious King, Whilst kneeling Crowds shall Hallelujah sing To Heav'n, for th' invaluable Legacy Great WILLIAM left, to make us happy be, If we'll that Royal Pattern imitate, Whose Graces all divine will Souls translate, Thro'candid Joys, to that coelestial Shore Where they shall dwell with Angels evermore. But if Religion cannot Men reclaim, From acting what to Pagans seem a Shame, Who'll not their senseless Idols ridicule, But will to Stocks, form'd by the Carver's Tool, A most profound and humble Reverence pay, In their idolatrous and ign'rant Way, Then GEORGE, the awful Delegate of Heav'n To whom all Pow'r to punish Sin is giv'n, Will rise in Wrath, the Sword of justice draw. To keep the reprobated World in awe, And if they're obstinate, and will provoke His Royal Arm to give the fatal Stroke, As Samuel all to pieces Agag hew'd, Religions Wrath he will attone with Blood, Rather than her loud Cries to Heaven shall, For Judgments on a wicked Nation call. Great GEORGE of glorious Conquests neVer boasts. His Glory is to serve the Lord of Hosts', The Beauties of Religion will He spread. High o'er the subject World erect her Head ; Whilst guilty Sinners shun our Monarch's Sight, Grow faint, and sicken at superior Light; And sweet Religion, with her pious Train Of holy Votaries, growing bright again, Confess the Hand from which her Brightnesss springs, And bless the best of Men, and best of kings. >} S, Tf A POem on His Sacred Majesty King GEORGE. religion now arise, on Britain Smile, Our Monarch will protect you o'er the Isle, our true Defender of the Faith your Cause, Will strickly vindicate by British Laws. no more relent, no more at Vices pine, For GEORGE will make the Church in Glory shine. Thus may you boast of such a Hero's Name, Whofs Virtue is as deathless as his Fame ; And that He may most glorious make his Reign, The Honour of His GOD he will maintain. His Honour to assert, by whom Kings rule, Atheists Religion must not ridicule; Monsters, not in their Writings, impiously, Rail, and abuse the Blessed TRINITY ; Nor Vile Blasphemers curse that Pow'r above, By whom we have our Being, live, and move. Now pure Religion, that most sacred Book, Which you support for Christians all to look Upon those Oracles, which shew the way, How they th' Almighty's Precepts must obey, No more shall be the merry Subject made Of every Atheist not of Hell afraid; But with a Heart like yours, theirs too shall flame, With Zeal, in Reverence to GOD's holy Name. GEORGE'S bright Glories which from Virtue spring, Virtue which form'd, and meant him for a King will to the Church such glorious Splendor give, Thst Piety will with him e'er tO live But when the irreversible Decree Of Fate translates him from Mortality, To wear in Heav'n, a bright immortal Crown, A Royal Progeny will fill his Throne, who will to distant Ages vindicate The English Church, and Liberties of State. Our King th' Illustrious Title may assume, Of true Religions Patron, Scourge of Rome, Who'll let not Superstition e'er defile, The holy Altars of the British Isle. Disconsolate Religion ben't dismay'd, Nor of the irreligious Times afraid, whilst you see justice 0n the King's left Hand, waiting the Pleasure of his just Command, Price Three Half- Pence. 0r, British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. sOLII PIETAS i The Continuation of the Tryal of Archbishop Laud. Mr. Newcommin was indicted, and the Bill found, and then that Letters missive were sent for him and his Wife, and that he went into Holland to avoid the Oath ex Officio : and that on applying himself to his Grace at Croydon, his Grace told him, if he were so strict against Churchmen, he must expect to be dealt as strictly with by the High Commission. His Grace answer'd, he knew nothing of any Players, and many were disorderly, Mr. Ask did well to question them. That if Sir John Lamb spoke to him about the Rails, he had no Commission from his Grace for it, for he knew him too well. That the Letters missive were the joint Act of the High Commission, and could not be charg'd upon him. That the Oath ex Officio was then common, and for ought he yet knew, the legal Course of that Court, so he could not help the Tender of that Oath to them ; but in truth they knew themselves too guilty to appear, for his Wife was a Separatist, and himself always in Opposition to the Church ; and his Grace thought they were as striftly bound to prosecute him in the High- Commission, as he thought himself ob- lig'd to prosecute the Clergy in the other Courts. The next Charge, was the Censure of the Inhabitants of Beckington in Somersetshire, for refusing to remove the Communion Table according to the Bishop's Order. William Long, the First Witness, who was Foreman of the Jury when these Men were indicted for a Riot, depos'd, That he conceiv'd the Parson spoke with the Judge about it, which caused a sudden Verdict Hs Grace answer'd, Mr Long's Conceit was no Proof, and if it was, it afFected the Parsonand not him George Long, another Witness, depos'd, That the Bishop of Bath commanded the Communion Table to be remov'd and set at the upper End of the Chancel; that the Church- wardens refus'd it, because ' twas an In novation, and they were excommunicated, and appealing to the Arches, were reliev'd, but that the Bishop proceed- ed against them again ; and his Grace would not admit a second Appeal, but said they deserv'd to be laid by the Heels ; that Penance was enjoin'd them in three Churches ; and that ' twas reported his Grace had writ- ten to the Lord Chief Justice Finch in this Matter ; and the Chief Justice had told Mr. Ask, another Witness, that a powerful Hand was upon him, intimating his Grace ; and that the Bishop of Bath laid it all upon his Grace, as was reported. His Grace answer'd, That the placing the Commu- nion Table at the upper end of che Chancel, North and South, was no Innovation, for the Words in Qaeen Elizabeth's Injunctions are, That the Holy Table in every Church shall be decently made, and set in the Place were the Altar stood, and that that stood North and South every one knew, and to set it East and West, had been cross the Place where the Altar stood, and not in it; that therefore the setting the Table as the Bishop commanded was no Innovation ; and that had there been any Popery in it Qaeen Elizabeth, who banish'd Popery out of the Kingdom, would not have suffer'd it to be plac'd so in her own Chapel. That if he did say they deserv'd to be laid by the Heels when they would have appeal'd a second Time, it was true enough, for their great Contempt of their Bishop ; and that knowing the Willfulness of these Men, and that they had the Benefit of an Appeal once, he did refuse to hear anymore of it, unless there were new Matter. That if their Penance enjoin'd was too se- vere, it was the Act of their own Bishop and not his: And as for che Reports and Intimations chac the Wit- nesses swore to, he was confident such sort of Testimo- ny could not sway their Lordships. And if there was any Truth in what was reported that the Bishop of Bath and other had said, they ought to have appear'd themselves and attested it. Another Charge was, That one Symms having obtain'd a Verdict for some Houses in Lombard- street, there was afterwards a Reference to his Grace and the Bishop of London, who refer'd them to the Law again, whereby Symms said he was undone. His Grace acknowledg'd, That upon hearing the Mat. ter, the Case did not seem to be rightly stated, and therefore they awarded there should be a new Tryal. The nest Charge was, That one Grafton an Uphol- sterer, who was a Brownist, had been imprison'd Years ago, and fin'd 50 1. and that he believ'd he might have obtain'd his Liberty sooner than he did, if it had not been for his Grace. His Grace answer'd, That he was fin'd and imprison'd by the High Commission ; and that he was not then a Commissioner, and as to his being detain'd in Prison by his means., Grafton should have brought some positive Proof of it besides his own Belief, founded upon Cir- cumstances that were not at all conclusive. The next Charge was, That his Grace had procur'd a Presentation of a Living from the King, whereof Mr. Ward was Incumbent, under precence it was laps'd to the Crown for Symony ; and that after Sentence had pass'd against Mr Waid in the Ecclesiastical Court, his Grace sent to the Bishop of Norwich to admit the King's Clerk ; and that a Ne Admittas being obtain'd, a Letter was sent by the High Commission to the Judges to re- voke it ; and that afterwards, upon a Tryal at Law in a quare Impedit, the King was found tO have no Right. His Grace answer'd, His Majesty had intrusted him with such Titles as accrued by Symony, and command- ed him to be very diligent in it, Symony being very rife ; and this Symony being offer'd to be prov'd, he did indeed procure his Majesty's Presentation. in order to try the Title. That it was no Offence to send to the Bishop of Norwich to admit the King's Clerk, the Church being avoid ; and that it was the Act of the High- Commission and not his, the sending a Letter to expostulate with the Judges, whether it was not fit the Ne admittas should be revok'd ; and that it was usual for Court to write, or send some of their Body to the Judges, where they conceiv'd they had been misin- form'd ; and in this Case the Ne admittas was revok'd by the Opinion of three Judges, and therefore it was to be presum'd it was done legally ; And whereas it was ad- judged at Common Law on the Quare Impedit, that the King had no Right ; yet in the Court where his Grace set, he went according to his Conscience; and tho' different Courts had determin'd differently of the Symo- ny, it ought not to be the Foundation of a Charge a. gainst him. The next Thing charg'd upon his Grace, was the Ex- communication of Ferdinando Adams, for having writ- ten over the Place where the Commissaries Court was kept in the Church, My House shall be called the House of of Prayer, but ye have made it a Den of Thieves__ And that a Suit being commenc'd against Mr. Dade, the Com- missary who excommunicated him, in the Star Chamber, his Grace advis'd Mr. Attorney not to let his Name be made use of in it, but let Adams prosecute in his own Name; and that when Adams brought an Action in his own Name the Excommunication was pleaded to it. His Grace answer'd, that Adams had caus'd that Sen- tence to be written to abuse and vilify the Court, for which he thought he well deserv'd to be excommunica- ted, but that it was no Act of his ; and that the Motion that Mr. Attorney would leave the Matter to the com- mon Prosecutor, was made by Mr. Byerly in open Court, by their own showing ; but that it was also true that he did n0t think it fit Mr. Attorney should lend his Name in such a Cause. That his Grace did not ad- vise the Excommunication to be pleaded ; and that he might have had it taken off if he had not been obstinate ; and tho' Mr. Prynn said there was no Appeal left him! he might have appeal'd to the Court of Delegates. Then his Grace was accus'd, for that he complain'd to the King of Mr. Bagshaw the Reader of the Middle- Temple, and threatned to prosecute him in the High- Commission Court, for assetting, That a Parliament might be held without Bishops; and thay Bishops might not meddle in Civil Affairs. His Grace acknowledge he did complain to the King of it, and thought he should have been to blame if he had not as the Constitution then was, tho' it had been alter'd since by Parliament ; and if he did tell him he should answer it in the High- Commission- Court. it was no great Offence, at least, it did not amount to Treason. To be continued. The Houfe of Commons have order'd a General Re. pore co be made from the Secret Committee fome tune next Week. « A A Copy of the Resolution of the States of Brabant, de- liver'd to the Marq. de Prie, concerning Mr. Knight. WE take the Liberty most humbly to represent, that delivering up Mr. Knight, late Cashier of the South- Sea Company, would be giving up the Privi- leges granted us, and which your Excellency, by the Emperor's Orders, has lately sworn to observe, and has hitherto religiously observed. We also expect from the unchangeable Equity of his Majesty, that he will reflect on the fatal Consequences of such, an Example which would expose us to the like Pretensions from other Prince, who well might take ex- ceptions at our Refusal, if we should agree to the de- livering up of Mr. Knight, to be transported into Eng- land. This Difficulty appears to us, to have the juster Foundation, in that Mr. Knight has been accused of no Crime of Rebellion, nor condemn'd or convicted of any Misdeameanor by the British Nation, or by the Publick. ' Tis true, ' tis not our Business to enter into an Examinati- on of the sfaid Misdemeanors but we are very sensible of the Misfortunes which have attended it, by reason of the strict Union between the Emperor and the King of Great Britain ; and the Friendship and the Consideration which the People of Brabant have always had for the English, are so deeply rooted in our Hearts, that nothing but our indispensible Duty to maintain the Fundamental Laws of our Country, could hinder us from any thing disagreeable to his Majesty. We therefore most humbly beseech the Emperor, that he would not disapprove of these Difficulties which have risen amongst us, but per- mit us to remain within the bounds of our Oath. Notwithstanding this, we have given Notice to the three Burghermasters of Louvain, Brussels and Antwerp, to enquire into the Opinion of the respective Magistrates, in a Case so important and so difficult, to be inform'd of the several Dispositions, that, by them , Resolutions may be taken, in case that we should be so unhappy ( which however we have as yet no Reason to fear, from the Goodness and Equity of the Emperor our Master) as not to have his Imperial Majesty approve of the Resolutions which have been discuss'd and taken in our General As- sembly. Thursday 7 Night Henry Edwards, esq; was sworn in one of the Masters in Chancery, in the room of Mr. Dormer, who has resign'd. The Rev Mr. Sherlock of Debtford succeeds Dr. Mangey as Domestick Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of London. Friday 7. Night M. Van Borselle, Envoy from their High Mightinesses at this Court, presented a Memorial to one of the Ministers of State, relating to the Payment of the Regiments of Wood, Douglas, and Hamilton, which served the States General in the late War in France. Information having been g; ven against several Gold- smiths, and others, for selling Plate, See. not Standard but a Composition of divers base Metals, they are order'd to be prosecuted as the Law directs in that Case. One Fromantle, who keeps a Tavern in Bishopsgate. street, was sentenc'd last Saturday at the King's- Bench. Bar, Westminster, for keeping a disorderly House. There is Advice from Cadiz, that the Diamond, Capt. Young, was arriv'd there, having on board Charles Black, Esq; the British Consul for that Port. Letters from Dublin say, That their Excellencies the Lords Justices of Ireland, on the Petition of Mr. Whar- ton, Butcher, and Mr. Doyle, Poultryman, Order'd that the Sum of Forty Pounds, Sterl. should be paid them as a Reward for their apprehending and taking of Pa- trick Dowling, a Person who was lately Executed at St. Stephen's Green, for Robbing in the Streets of that City, in Company with two Persons who are Brothers, viz. Daniel Carroll, and others. It is therefore not to be doubted, that if any Person or Persons, shall at any - Time hereafter apprehend either or both of the said Car- rols, or any other Persons, that shall be found Robbing in the Streets or elsewhere, so as they shall be brought to Justice, will have all due Encouragement given, and Well rewarded. . Letters from Toulon of the 30th of the last Month giVe an Account, that there is as much Disorder and confusion in that City at prefent, as there was regularity and good Order observed some time sgo. The Magistrates disagree, and their Misunderstanding contributes much to the common Calamity. The Scarcity of Bread, although there is Corn enough, has occasioned a Commotion in the City and the inhabi- tants neglect the obserVance of the Quarantain. Con- sul Merin is infected past hopes of Recovery ; the Bishop has already lost five of his Domesticks out of 100 Bakers for the publick, 91 are dead; and 24 Butchers out of 26 ; Three Surgeons are dead who came but lately from Paris. Nine are still remaining, though that is but a small Number to attend the Sick in the City and Hos- pitals. It is said, that the Malignity is irresistable where it seizes, and in the little Village of La Vallette, 10 or 11 Persons die in a Day. April 24. Dead at Toulon 126. Houses infected 16. 2;. Dead at Toulon 146. Houses infected 27. 26. Dead at Toulon ro6. Houses infected M. 27. Dead at Toulon 151. Houses infected 17. 28 Dead at Toulon 151. Houses infected 21. 29. Dead at Toulon 115. Houses infected 1S. 30. Dead at Toulon 109. Houses infected iy. In all, Dead 909 Houses infected 135. We have Advice from Malta, that the Grand Master being inform'd that the Admiral of Algiers was put to Sea with seVeral Vessels, oider'd the Chevalier Grillo to go in Search of him; That Chevalier came up with him, and engaged him on the Coast of Africa : The Ac- tion was very sharp and obstinate ; but the Algerines being superior, both in Men and Guns, to the Maltese. forced them to retreat into the Port of Malta, The Grand Master being inform'd of the Particulars of the Action. and that the Maltese Commander had not be- hav'd himself as he oughy, referr'd the AfFair yo the Exa- mination of a Council of War, and order'd the Cheva- lier Langon to put to Sea in Pursuit of the Barbarians 9 which he accordingly did, and used so great Diligence, that he came up with the Algerine Admiral, and after a warm Dispute took him, and brought him Prisoner into Malta His Majesty's most gracious Letter to the General As- sembly of the Church of Scotland, presented by the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Rothes, His Majesty's High Commissi- oner, on the 11 th Instant. GEORGE R. RIght Reverend and Well- Beloved, we greet you well. - We have received so many Instances of he Loyalty and AfFection of the Church of Scotland, both to our Person and Government, which have been mani- fested, as well in the Last as, in former Assemblies That we very willingly countenance by our Royal Authority, your Meeting at this Time, and take this Opportunity of renewing to you, our repeated Resolutions, to pro- mote the Interest, and inviolably to maintain the Rights and Privileges of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, nor do we doubt, but you will concur with us in our earnest Endeavours for the promoting the true reformed religion, and Virtue, and for the discouraging Vice and Immorality, and that Nothing will be wanting on your Parts, for the obtaining these desireable Ends. We hope you will apply your Selves with Concord and Unanimity, to dispatch the Affairs proper and ne- cessary to be considered in this Assembly, and guard against all Matter of Contention, since you cannot but foresee the many unhappy Consequences with which Divisions among you may be attended. We are so sensible of the many faithful Services of our Right Truly and Well Beloved Cousin, John Earl of Rothes, which he was evidenced in so many former Assemblies, that we have thought fit to renew our Choice of him to represent Our Royal person in this : Believ- ing that none can be more acceptable to you, than One, who upon all Occasions has distinguished himself for the Interests of our Government, of the Protestant Re- ligion in General, and for the Safety and Well- fare of the established Church of Scotland in particular; and so We bid you heartily Fare- well. Given at our Court at St. James's the 4th Day of May, 1721, in the 7th Year of our Reign. By His Majesty's Command. Sic subscribitur, Roxburgh. Backed thus, To the Rt. Rev. and Well- Beloved, the Modera- tor, Ministers and Elders of the General Assem- sembly of the Church of Scotland. The the Moderator's Speech in the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on the 11th Instant. May it please Your Majesty, thE particular Notice Your Majesty is pleased to take in your most gracious Letter to us, of the steddy Loyalty and Affection of the Church of Scot- land to Your Majesty's Person and Government, which they have always judged their Duty and Interest to main- tain, does encourage and will excite us to give renew'd Instances of both on every proper Occasion that may occur. We esteem it a singular Instance of the Divine Goodness, that we can hold our Assemblies under the Protection of your Majesty's Authority, and do with all humble Thankfulness acknowledge your Royal Favour in countenancing our Meeting at this Time, and re- newing to us your repeated Resolutions to promote the Interest, and inviolably to maintain the Rights and Privileges of this Church. We should be extremely wanting in our Duty to that God by whom Kings Reign, and unworthy of a King who hath shewed so great Zeal for promoting the Reform'd Religion and Virtue, and for discouraging Vice and Immorality, if we did not on our Parts most chearfully concur with Your Majesty for obtaining these valuable and desirable Ends. We are very sensible of the fatal Consequences which would unavoidably attend Divisions among our selves, and do resolve in the Strength of our most Gra- cious God, thro' Christ, to guard against all Matter of Contention, and to dispatch the Affairs proper and ne- cessary to be consider'd in this Assembly, with that U- nanimity and Concord which becomes the Members of a Body whereof our Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, is the Head. The many faithful Services of the Earl of Rothes, when representing Your Majesty in so many former Assemblies, and his having distinguished himself on all Occasions for the Interest of Your Majesty's Go vernment, and of the Protestant Religion, and for the Safety and Welfare of the Established Church of Scot- land, does render Your Majesty's Choice of him to re- present Your Royal Person in this Assembly, most ac- ceptable to us. We do, with the greatest Thankfulness, acknowledge the Goodness of God in protecting Your Majesty's Per- son, and conferring so many signal Blessings upon your Royal Family, particularly in strengthning the Prote- stant Succession by the Birth of a young Prince. That Your Majesty may be long preserved for the Comfort of this Church, the Happiness of your People, the Support of the Reformed Interest, and Relief of distressed Protestants abroad, and the general Good of Europe; and that the best of Blessings may be bestow'd Upon their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, and all their Royal Issue : and that after a long and prosperous Reign upon Earth, you may be crown'd with a Blessed Immortality, are the earnest and fervent Prayers of, May it please Your Majesty, Your Majesty's most faithful, most obedient, and most loyal Subjects, The Ministers and Elders met in this General As- sembly of the Church of Scotland. Sign'd in our Presence, in our Name, and Edinb. May at our Appointment, by 13, 1721. Tho. Black, Secretary. Last Monday being the last Day of the Term, Mr. Hall, late Serjeant at Arms at Court, and Mr. Wilkins a Printer appear'd at the King's Bench- Bar to receive Sentence; but the Court thought fit to consider of it till next Term ; and, in the mean time, committed them to the Marshal of the King's- Bench Prison. The same Day Col. Mackintosh, who has been 18 Months in Newgate, is discharged from thence. Our Merchants have Advice, that the Batchelor, Capt. Dobson, bound from Dantzick to London, was lately lost on the Gunfleet, and 9 Men drown'd. We hear, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Belhaven will set out for his Government of Barbadoes in about a Month's time. The Ferret Sloop is put into Commission, Captain Bret, to watch the Smugglers and Owlers, on the Coast of Kent and Sussex. This Day Sennight a young Woman about., 15 years of Age well dress'd, was taken out of the Canal in St. James's Park, where, ' tis suppos'd, she had drown'd her- self. We have the following remarkable Account from the Hague, viz. that an Estate left by one Mrs. Johanna Bracke, Widow of Henry Cook, concluded by several Informations to be a Native of England, wants an Heir; upon which the Magistrates of that Town will dispose of the Inheritance, unless a Lawful Claim be made to it before the ill of August next. The Vessels from Guernsey and Jersey, which lately arrived on our Coast, have performed their Quarantine, except one from Jersey : ' The late Order for laying the Goods likewise under Quarantine is taken off, it appear- ing that both Places are Healthy, never traded to the Mediterranean, and what Merchandizes they import are the Produce of Great- Britain, and Manufactured by those Islanders. Last Sunday His Majesty went to the Royal Chapel at St. James's, accompany'd with the Prince and Princess of Wales, it being the first Time that her Royal High- ness appear'd Abroad since her Lying- in. The Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Falmouth carry'd the Sword of State before His Majesty, and the Reverend Dr. Davies preach'd. After Sermon her Royal High- ness, appear d in the Drawing Room, and receiv'd the Complimencs of many of the Nobilicy, & c. on her go- ing Abroad. The Lady Essex Mostyn, Wife to Sir Roger Mostyn, Bart and Daughter to the Right Honourable the Earl of Nottingham, lies ill of the Small- Pox, being also very big with Child. Next Tuesday His Majesty goes to Hampton Court, where he will lie that Night, in order to go to the Horse Race at Guildford the next Day : He returns that Night to Hampton- Court, and on Thursday to St. James's. Last Week Sir Robert Fagg's Horse won the King's Plate at Lewes in Sussex. ' Tis said, that one of the Vessels mentioned to have been lost on the Goodwin Sands, had on Board the Ld. Polwarth's Fquipage from Copenhagen, and some of his Domesticks, St. James's, May 22. An humble Address of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the Bo- rough of King's- Lynn, in the County of Norfolk, has been presented to His Majesty by the Right Honourable Robert Walpole, Esq; and Sir Charles Turner, Repre- sentatives in Parliament of the said Borough ; being in- troduced by the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Townshend, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State. Which Address His Majesty was pleased to receive very graciously. Wednesday his Grace che Duke of Argyle ( as Lord Steward of His Majesty's Houshold, held a Session of Verge in the King's- Bench Court Westminster, before Mr. Justice Eyre, Mr. Justice Forcescue Aland, Mr. Baron Price, Mr. Serjeant Bennet, Judge of the Mar- shalsea- Court, and several Officers of the Greencloach, & c. co try Offences committed within the Verge of the King's Palaces: Proclamacion, & c being read, his Grace withdrew, and left Mr. Comptroller Methuen to preside in his Seat; a Grand Jury being Impannel'd, found Bills of Indictment against James Gregory, Mi- chael Clear, and Edward Poulton, for Assaulting and Arresting one Thomas Riley, within the Verge of his Majesty's Palace of Somerset- House, who being Ar- raign'd, the former pleaded Not- guilty, and the two last pleaded Guilty, and submitted to the Mercy of the Court. A Bill of Indictment was preferr'd against one Abraham Wiles, for cutting a Woman's Pocket from her Side in Whitehall, which was return'd Ignoramus j the Court having oblig'd Gregory to enter into a Recog- nizance of two hundred Pounds, adjourned to Wednes- day the 7th of June next. Wednesday after hearing che Arguments of Sir Constan- tine Phipps and Mr. Bootle; for Edward Strong, Sen. and Edward Strong, Jun. and likewise those of Mr. Reeve and Mr. Talbot for the Duke of Marlborough, and also of the Attorney General for the Crown, in relation to Work done to Bleinheim House, the Lords affirmed the Decree of the Bacon; of the Exchequer, in favour of the Workmen, ( I Workmen, whose Demand on my Lord Duke is the Sum of 73141- , ' His Grace the Duke of Marlborough intends to set out next Week for Blenheim- House, in order to pass the Summer Season there. the same Day a Verdict for 8001. was given at Guildhall against one Pravoe, who having sold ten Shares in the Welsh Copper Undertaking, the Difference amounted to that Sum before the Stock was Transferr'd, wherefore the Buyer brought his Action. Last Sacurday Morning a Glazier cleaning some Win- dows, up two Pair ot stairs in Lothbury, fell off the Board, on which he stood ; with the Fall he broke his Scull, and died instantly. Last Tuesday there was a Tryal at the Common- Pleas, between Mr. Divine, Plaintiff, and Mr. Tweedy, Defendant; on account of the Defendant having caused the Plantiff to be committed to Newgate, and try'd at the Old Bailey for Felony; which appearing to be a Malicious and Scandalous Prosecution, be was acquitted, and allowed a Copy of his Indictment the Jury found for the Plaintiff, and gave him 20 1. Damages. On Monday, a private Centinel in the Foot- Guards, was whipt in St. James's Park, and afterwards drum'd out of the Regiment, wich a Haltar about his Neck, for Drinking a Health to the Precender. Last Tuesday was presented to the Honourable House of Commons, a Petition of the Annuitants and Proprie- tors of the Redeemable Debcs, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands concern'd therein, setting forch, That they have lent a great Part of their Estates on the Credic of several Acts of Parliament, for the Publick Service, and thac they thought they had a sufficient Security ; but find themselves betray'd, and given up by the Managers appoinced by their Trustees, conctary co the Faith of Publick Credit ; and begging the Justice of the House for Relief against the Fraud of the late Souch- Sea Directors, as well as the great and notorious Breach of Trust in the Managers : And that, in order to restore the Publick Credic, the Petitioners may have a just and reasonable Satisfaction, and that their Case may be duly consider'd and distinguish'd from that of the Money- Subscribers, who have been excus'd nine in ten in the Third Subscriptions, and four Parts in five in the Fourth, and humbly hoping that tuch Relief may be granted them as may be equal and proportion- able to their different Claims and Titles. Several Engineers are agreed with to go co the Good- win- Sands, in order to ditcover as much as they can of the Place and other valuable Things belonging to the Equipage of the Lord Polwarth, which was- lost lately on those Sands ; the whole is said to be Valued at 86001, besides the Loss of the Vessel. This Week the justices of the Peace for Middlesex, to the Number of 14, met at Hicks's- Hall, and appoinced 22 Persons to examine and discover lewd and disorderly Houses of meeting ; but especially for the Decection of those said to be concerned in the Blasphemous Clubs. A Merchant Ship bound for Cadiz, is to take on board the six Algerines lately brought hither, in order to have them Exchanged at Algier, for the like Number of English taken by those Corsairs, the said Algerines hav- ing had 12d. per Day allowed them ever since they came on Shore. We hear, that General Ross is preparing a Scheme in order to lay before the House of Commons, for re- covering 10 Millions, besides what will satisfie the South- Sea Affairs, which may be applied towards paying off the Publick Debts. Wednesday Night the Corpse of John Hoare Esq; Turkey Merchant, Son to the late Sir Richard Hoare, Knt. and Alderman of this Cicy, was carry'd from his late Dwelling at Edmonton, and deposited in a Vault be- longing to the Family at St. Dunstan's in Fleet street. Monday Night last at St. Saviour's Stairs, a Coasting- Vessel wich her Cargoe, was seized by two Custom- House Watermen, having on board, as we are inform'd, near 50000 1. worth of India Commodities, all cover'd over with Pebble- Stones. On Tuesday last the Earl of Portmore arriv'd here from Gibraltar, by the Way of France. Our Merchants have Advice, that a Portugeze Man of War call'd Nostra Seignora da Guia, bound from Lisbon to Goa, was lately lost at Mocambique, on the coast of Guinea. 933 ) Last Thursday most of the late South Sea Directors attended in the Lobby of the House of Commons, and as the Members went in presented them with their re- spective Cases, praying the Compassion of the house on them and their Families; the Commons, the same Day in a Grand Committee, were pleas'd to remit to Sir Lambert Blackwell 100001. out of his Estate, to Sir John Fellows 1ocool. to Charles joye, Esq; 5000 1 to William Astell, Esq; 50oo 1. and to Sir John Blunt 1000 1. the House proceeded on the others Yesterday. A Case of sir George Caswell, in Answer to a Calcu- lation made by a Member of Parliament, in relation to the exorbitant Gain of that Knight, by South Sea Stock, has been delivered at the Door of the House of Com- mons. Thomas Broderick, Esq; Chairman of the Committee of Secrecy, is so ill, that he cannoc attend the House of Commons. Last Thursday the Guards receiv'd their new Cloath- ing, against His Majesty's Birth- Day. The Ministers of State and the rest of the Nobility; & c. have had Notice to appear in the rich Birth Day Cloaths, they may have prepared, not till Monday. Last Thursday Morning, Anne Thorp, a Plasterer's Wife in Vine- ftreet, near St. James's Church, aged 67 Years, hanged herself, and the Jury have brought her in Lunatick. , Letters from Rome of May to say, That on the 8th Instant the Conclave proceeded to the Choice of a Pope, in the Person of Michael Angelo Conti. On the same Day, being the Feast of the Appearance of St. Michael, whose Name His Holiness bears, his Election to the Popedom was published in the usual Manner, and Car- dinal Pamsili deliver'd the glad Tydings of it to the People, from the Balcony of St Peter's Church, upon which Occasion the great Guns of the Castle of St. An- gelo were discharg'd, and all the Bells were immediately set a Ringing throughout the City. The new Pontiff was conducted to che Chapel of the Conclave, all the Doors being open'd to receive the Princes, Ministers, and the Nobility of Rome, who came to pay their Ado- ration. His Holiness was afterwards conducted to St. Peter's Church, and being seated upon the great Altar, he receiv'd the Adoration a 2d time ; a prodigious Crowd of Spectators was gather'd on this Occasion to behold a Pope, who is also a Prince and Roman Baron, a Thing that has not happen'd for these several Ages past. The same Day his Holiness din'd in Cardi- nal Alberoni's Cell : His Election seemS to be generally applauded, and for these three Days together, nothing but Illuminations, Firewodks, and the highest Tokens of Joy have been seen in all parts of this City. The present Pope has two Brothers, viz. the Duke of Poli, and Sig. Conti, a Benedictine Fryar, who was Bishop of Terracina ; one Sister, Widow of the Duke of A- quasparta ; three Nephews, his Brothers Sons; and one Niece, married to the Duke Sforza Cesarini; and three; Nephews, his Sisters Sons ; that Lady having married the Prince Rospoli for her second Husband. Great Pre- parations are making against the Pope's Coronation. Day,, which, ' tis said, will be on the 18th Instant. By this Election of a Pope, and the Death of Cardinal Pa- racciani, there is a fourth Hat vacant in the sacred Col- lege, besides the Protectorship of the Crown of Portu- gal On Tuesday last at the Court at Guildhall, one Jo- seph Rhodoway, that keeps a Brandy Shop near St. Pe. ter's Cornhil, being indicted for keeping a disorderly House, and upon his own Confession convicted of the same, was fin'd 20 Marks. The same Day was try'd one Mursey, an Irishman, being indicted for transporting to Virginia one Kathe- rine Ashby against her Consent ; but the Evidence not being sufficient to prove it, and the Merchant that re- ceived her giving Evidence, that she shew'd no Signs of Unwillingness to go, he was acquitted. We hear one of the late Directors in his Petition sets forth, That he has been a Trader in London for 36 Years; one of the greatest Incouragers of the British Navigation, having been Sole Owners and part Owner, of 80 Ships , His Exportations for Eight Years last past, amounted to 500,000]. thac he was at Paris when the South Sea Scheme was projected, and at his return opposed the 10th Dividend in Stock'. x-,- v They are beginning to mark out the Ground in the College Orchard at Westminster, to build thereon a new Dormitory for the forty King's Scholars, the late Sir Edward Hannes having in the Year 1708. left IDOO to- wards this Building. According to his Will these Words are to be inscrib'd thereon, In Honorem Annae Regina Opti- mae posuit Edwardus Hannes Miles & Archiator. Wednesday Sir George Byng set out for his Seat in Bed- fordshire, to visit the new Works that are making there. the Books for Transferring the African stock opens the 13th of June next. By the last Mail from Paris, there was Advice from Toulon, that the Plague since the performing of a Gene- ral Quarantine, is considerably abated, and the Houses open'd again; and that more People had died for want of Necessaries and Attendance, than of the Contagion. Wednesday Night their Royal Highnesses saw an Opera at the House in the Hay Market. Last Week the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon set out for Scotland. On Tuesday last died of the Small Pox, the Lady Essex Mostyn. His Majesty keeps his Birth Day on Sunday at St. James's. Robert Pringle, esq; who from a Commissioner of the Customs, was some time ago appointed Register General of all Shipping, in the room of Charles Godolphin, Esq; has now obtain'd a patent to hold the same for Life. And also. To grant to Robert Dale, Esq; Suffolk Herald, the Office of Richmond Herald at Arms. Last Tuesday the Prince and Princess cf Wales dined at their House near Richmond, whither their Royal Highnesses will go again in a short time to reside there this Summer. Letters of the 14th Instant from Stockholm say, the Swedish Fleet is sail'd from Carelscroon, bend- ing its Course towards the Isle of Gothland, where the British Fleet is expected : That of Sweden consists of 13 Ships of the Line, 11 Frigates, and up- wards of 200 Gallies. The greater Part of the latter have taken their Course towards Ahland to prevent the Execution of the Designs of the Muscovites; who, ac- cording to the latest Advices from Abo, were preparing for a Descent upon Old Sweden. Letters from Paris say, that an Express arrived the 25th Instant from Rome, with the News, that the Pope has made Cardinal Spinoli Secretary of State, Cardi- nal Corradini Datary, Cardinal Olivieri Secretary of the Briefs, and Cardinal Paolucci Vicar of Rome ; and that the Office of Great Penitentiary was reserved for the Pope's Brother, who is soon to be made a Cardinal. On the 28th, Sig. Massei, Extraordinary Nuncio from the Pope, was admitted to a private Audience of the King, in which he notified the Exaltation of the Cardi- nal Conti to the Papacy, and afterwards presented his Majesty a Letter from his Holiness. The Turkish Am- bassador is said to have alter'd his Resolution of going Home by Land ; it is now reported, that M. de Nangis, Captain of a Ship of War, is appointed to Convoy him to Constantinople : He is to set out to Versailles on the ; th of next Month, to see the Curiosities of that Place, and to stay there a Week, every thing being put in order for that Purpose. Edinburgh, May 16. The General Assembly met this Day, and appointed the Commissioners within the respective Synods to meet, and condescend upon some of their Number to be No- minators of the Members of the next Commission, and prepare their Instructions, and Report: And little other Business was done this Diet. May 17: The General Assembly met again, and the Visitors of the Book of the Proceedings of the late Commission, having made their Report, the said Book was unanimously approved, and a new Commission and Instructions to some Ministers from every Presbytery, and divers Ruling Elders, for considering such Affairs as the Assembly could not overtake. The General Assembly having considered the Opinion of Presbyteries upon the Overtures concerning Kirk- Sessions and presbyteries. came to this unanimous Re- solution, not to pass them into Acts at this time ; and that before any of them be past into Acts by any sub- sequent Assembly, they be again transmitted by the General Assembly to the several Presbyteries, in order to have their Opinion thereupon. His Majesty's Commissioner being under great Indis- position of Body, and not in Case to sit longer in the Assembly, the General Assembly did refer such Matters depending before them, as they could not overtake, to their Commission ; and having agreed, that the next Assembly meet in this Place the 3d Thursday of May next : This Assembly was closed with Prayer, and sing- ing the 133d Psalm, and the Commission order'd To meet to Morrow at ten a. Clock in the Forenoon, for their first Diet. Christned Males 171. Females 191. In all 362. Buried Males 252. Females 243. In all 455. Increased in the Burials this Week 2; CASUALTIES. Cut her Throat ( being Lunatick) at St. Mary Magda- len Bermondsey 1. Drowned 3. One at St. Dunstan ac Stepney. One Found at Gravesend buried at St. Mary at Rotherhich, and One in the Canal in St. James's Park buried at St. Margaret in Westminster. Kill'd 2. One by a Fall out of a Window at St. Martin Outwich, and One by the Fall of a Wail at St. Saviour in Southwark, Overlaid 3. Yesterday Bank Stock was 133. India 134. S Sea 132. London Assurance 5. Royal Exchange Assurance 6. Old African 32. New African 30. LONDON: Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street.
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