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Account of the Life, Behaviour, of Walter Kennedy (Pirate), that was Executed last Friday (Page 3 Col 2) [mentions Captain Woodes Rogers]
Date of Article: 29/07/1721
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weekly Journal: oR, British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1721. POLAND. Warsaw, July 14. A Copy is handed about here, of a Letter wrote by the Czar to the King of Poland, dated at Riga the 28th of May last, and sent by his Councellor, M. le Fort. Dear Brother, WE have receiv'd your Maje- sty's Letter of the 10th of April, by which we are in- form'd what your Majesty has judg'd expedient and ne- cessary to propose to us at large concerning the Con- gresses at Neustad and Bruns- wick. We hope that Prince Dolhorucky, whom we have sent to your Royal Person, is by this time arriv'd, and that your Majesty has receiv'd at his Hands our Letter cf the 14th of March, which we committed to his Care at Petersbourg, therein assuring your Majesty, that we will neither make Peace nor Truce without your Maje- sty's Participation ; but that we will faithfully and rea- dily communicate to your Majesty every Matter that shall be proposed and treated of in the Congress at Neu- stad, immediately after its opening; therefore referring our self at this juncture to the Contents of that Letter, we now confirm the said Assurances by the present. But as we have not yet heard if the Swedes have offer'd any Proposals of Peace in the Congress at Neustad, and in the mean time, his Imperial Majesty pressing us to send our Plenipotentiaries to the Congress at Brunswick ; we have judged proper, and to shew the high Consideration and Desire we have for the Friendship of his Imperial Majesty, to appoint Plenipotentiaries for that Congress, with Orders to repair thither in case any such is form'd, or shall take Place. Therefore, as we firmly intend al- ways to cultivate a good Understanding with your Ma- jesty and the Republick, Conformably to the Alliance subsisting between us, and to contribute to that end as much as possibly we can, agreeably to our mutual In- terest and Advantage ; we again assure your Majesty, that our Plenipotentiaries at both the forenamed Con- gresses have instructions to the purposes beforenamed, according to which, they are there to maintain, to pro- cure, and to advance the Interests of your Majesty and the Republick, as well as those of our own Kingdoms : And we assure ourself at the same time, that the like shall be done towards us on the part of your Majesty and Republick. italy. Venice, July 19 letters from Porto ferraj0 0f july t. give a melancholly Account of a dreadful Tempest, haPpen'd there two Nights before. Thunder, lightning, Wind and Rain. During which a Thunderbolt falling into a large Magazine of Powder, See. blew it Bombs Grenadoes and other combustible fireworks spreading about, set Fire to severaL Buildings and stores Houses, so that the whole Town had been consum'd, had not the violent Rain which succeeded, ( Price Three Halfpence contributed to extinguish the Flames. In all this Time not one Person happen'd to perish, and they have sung Te Deum for their Deliverance Genoa, July 15. On the 12th Instant arrived here his Britannick Majesty's Ship the Leo, Capt. Protheroe Com- mander, from Leghorne. Yesterday Commodore Scot, in the Dragon, with the Loo, sail'd towards the coast of Catalonia. HOLLAND. Amsterdam, July 31. Letters from Province of the 13th import, that at Aix there was great reason to be- lieve that Town was entirely freed from the Plague n0 Person having died there for this Month past of , v Distemper. That at Marseilles, a sort of Distemper esembling the late, was perceiv'd, and that a Soldier - was fallen ill, on whose Body appear'd Buboes and Car- buncles. That at Thoulon it was abated in such a man- ner, that not above six Persons die daily, and that they continued to purifie the Streets and Houses infected, but that divers neighbouring Places thereabouts were cruelly afflicted with the Distemper: That the Town of Arles was in a deplorable Condition, one of the Cousuls being Dead, and the two others fallen ill of the Contagion; and that the Living are scarce sufficient to Bury the Dead : That at Tarascon they feel no EfFects of it ; and that at Martigues and Berre it was totally ceased, ha. ving at the latter Place left but about 26 Persons out of 1600-: That at Canourge, eight or nine Persons every Day were carried off in the Infirmaries, and that in the Suburbs call'd Coulonge, and Toudeville, about the like Number were swept away. FRANCE. Arles, July 7. Since the 30th of the last Month the plague has encreased daily and does so still: There was so great a Number of dead sick persons the last Week, that it was difficult to find Hands enough to bury the former: Our Infirmaries continue full of Sick, though no and somtimes 130 die in a Day. Several Commissaries are dead ; the first Consul is also deadN and the third is infected. Many of the Attendants in the Hospital are dead, as are likewise 12 Bearers. There is no keeping a Register of the Number of Dead any longer, at least not till the Distemper abates. Paris, Aug. 2. On the 31st past, about eleven a Clock in the Morning, the King being at Mass, was taken ill of the Cholick, and his Majefty being return'd from Chappel, went to Bed. In the Evening he had a Shiver- ing follow'd by a Fever, and having felt since a Pain in his Head and Throat, the Physiciaans agreed to Bleed him ; which was done accordingly Yesterday in the Evening; after which, his Majesty found himself re- lieved. The Physicians are of Opinion, this Indispo- sition will be of no ill Consequence The Duke d'Au. mont is out of Danger, for which his Relations caus'd some Days ago Te Deum to be sung in the Church of St. Gervais. The King rested Very well last Night, and finds himself much better this Morning. Paris, August 2. The Duke d' Aumont is recover'd from his Indisposition. The Cardinal Dubois is made prime Minister, and has receiv'd the Compliments of all the Princes of the Blood, on his promotion to the Cardi- nal's Cap. 13 g GREAT c ; gREAT - BRITAIN. The Continuation of the Tryal of King Charles the 1st- The j4th Day of June, in the Year 1645, at Naseby Field, in the County of Northampton. [ And at several other Times and Places in the Years aforesaid, in the Charge mentioned ] And at several other Times and Places in the Year 1646. Whereby the said Charles Stu- art had caused many Thousands of the Free People of this Nation to be slain And by Insurrections, Invasi- ons, and other evil Ways, the said Charles Stuart had not only carried on the said War in the Years aforesaid, but had also caused the said War to be renewed against the Parliament, and good People of this Nation, this present Year 1648. By which cruel and unnatural Wars, by him the said Charles Stuart levy'd, continued and renewed, much innocent Biood had been spilt, Fa- milies ruin'd, Treasure wasted, Trade dccay'd, and many Parts of the Land spoil'd and become desolate, And in further Prosecution of his said evil Designs, the said Charles Stuart did still continue his Commissions to the Prince, and other Rebels; to the Earl of Ormond, and the Irish Rebels associated with him ; from whom fur- ther InVasions were threaten'd , upon the Procurement, and on the Behalf of the said Charles Stuart. All which Wars, wicked Designs, See. were caried on to advance the personal Interest, Will, Power, and pretended Prero- gative of the said Charles Stuart and his Family, against the publick Interest, Rights and Liberties of the People, by whom he was entrusted, as aforesaid. Therefore the said John Cook, saving (" on the Behalf of the People of England) the Liberty of exhibiting any other Charge, See. did for the said Treasons and Crimes, on the Behalf of the said People of England, Impeach the said Charles Stuart as a Tyrant, Traitor, and Mur- derer, and a publick and implacable Enemy to the Com- monwealth of England : And pray'd, that the said Charles Stuart, King of England, might be put to an- swer the Premisses ; and such Tryal and Judgment might be had thereupon as should be agreeable to Justice. The King did not appear to be mov'd at the reading of the Charge till they came to the Words Tyrant, Traitor, & c. at which he laugh'd, as he sat, in the Face of the Court, it was observ'd, that while the Charge was reading, the Silver Head of his Cane fell off.) The King's Answer being demanded by the Lord- President; the King demanded by what lawful Autho- rity he was brought thither from the Isle of Wight, where he was entered into a Treaty with the Parlia- ment ; and told them there were many unlawful Powers in the World, and instanc'd in that of Robbers, & c. He said he was their lawful King ; he had a Trust com- mitted to him by God by old and lawful Descent, which he should not betray, together with the Liberties of the People, by answering to an unlawful Power, as that Court was. The President answered, they sate there by the Autho- rity of the Commons of England, as he might have ob. served from the Charge : How he had managed his Trust, was well known ; but that it did not become him to interrogate the Court in the Condition he was. The King told them, there was a God in Heaven that would call them to an Account for the Authority they had usurp'd : That it was as great a Sin to submit to an to an unlawful Authority, as it was to resist a lawful Authority. That if they could satisfy the World of the Lawfulness of their Authority, they should receive his Answer. Bradshaw answer'd, That in their Apprehensions, who were his Judges, their Authority was lawful. King. ' Tis not your Apprehensions or mine that ought to decide that. Then he was remanded into Custody again. The King being withdrawn, the Court adjourn'd till Monday into the Painted Chamber. Monday, January 22, 1648. Painted Chamber: Sixty two Commissioners present. Colonel Harvey gave the Court to understand, that Mr. John Corbet ( a Com- missioner) desir'd his Absence might be excus'd for that it did not proceed from any Disaffection to the Ser- vice, but in regard he was engag'd in other Affairs 0f the State. Order'd, That if the King should again arraign the Jurisdiction of the Court, the Lord- President should let him know, that the Commons of England had consti- tuted that Court, whose Power they would not admit to be disputed by him : And that if he refus'd to answer, or acknowledge the Court, his Contumacy should be recorded. Then the Court adjourn'd into Westminster- Hall; and being set, the King was again brought to the Bar. _—— Mr. Solicitor mov'd, that the Prisoner might give a positive Answer to his Charge ; or that the Court would take the Matter of it pro Confesso, and procced thereupon according to Justice. The King still insisted, that neither the Court, nor the Commons of England, who constituted it, had Power to proceed against him; and desir'd he might offer his Reasons why they could have no Power over him. Upon which the Court hav- ing again requir'd his Answer, and the King still objecting to their Jurisdiction, his Contempt was recorded ; and he was again remanded into Custody ; and the King be- ing withdrawn, the Court adjourn'd till Tuesday to the Painted- Chamber. His Majesty not being suffered to give his Reasons' against their Jurisdiction before their Court, thought fit to leave them in Writing ; wherein he says, That having already made his Protestations against the Illegality of the pretended Court, and shewn, That they could not justly call him in question as a Delinquent, who was their King ; he should not have said one Word more upon that Occasion, but that the Duty he ow'd to God, and his People, would not permit him to be silent: For no Subject could call his Life, or any thing his own, if Power without Right could make new, and abrogate the old Fundamental Laws of the Land. That he ex- pected they should have given some Reasons to have sup- ported their pretended Authority ; but since they did not, he had this to offer against it. That every Proceeding ought to be warranted either by God's Laws, or the Municipal Laws of the Country. As to the first : Obedience to Kings was strictly command, ed both in the Old and New Testament. And as to the Law of the Land, no Impeachment could lie against the King ; all Proceedings of that Nature being in his Name: And one Maxim of the Laws of England was, That the King could do no Wrong. That if their Proceedings were not warranted by any old Law, he desir'd they would shew what new Law their Authority was war- ranted by ; for it was absurd to say, that the House of Commons, who was never possess'd of any Judicial Pow. er themselves, could erect a Court of Judicature. And admitting ( but not granting, that the People could de- legate that Authority to them) they could not shew that the Consent of a Tenth Part of the People of England was ever ask'd ; and they could have no Colour for this Commission, unless they had the Consent of at least the major Part of the People of England, ( of all Con. ditions.) That he did not forget the Privileges of Par- liament, which this Day's Proceedings did not only vio- late, but likewise occasion'd the greatest Breach of their publick Faith that was ever heard of; for that all the pretended Crimes laid against him , were long before his Treaty with them in the Isle of Wight; where he hav- ing concluded every thing on his Part, and exporting the Ratification of the two Houses, he was suddenly sur- prized, and hurried hither as a Prisoner. But he could not charge this upon the two Houses in general; for the upper House he found was excluded, and a Majority of the Lower House either detain'd or deter'd from sit- ting. And this was Reason sufficient ( if he had no other) to protest against their pretended Court. And as for Peace ( which they pretended to be their Aim) what Peace could be expected while Power reign'd without Rule or Law, and subverted the whole Frame of that Government, which had flourish'd for so many hundred Years ? That the Commons of England would not thank them for this Change: They would remember how happy they had been under the Reign of Queen Eliza- beth, the King his Father, and himself, and might have Cause to fear they should never be so happy under any new Form. To be continu'd. _ Our c Our Merchants have Advice that the Sarah, Capt. Hennings, from London to Madera, and from thence to Curassaw was unfortunately lost not far from the latter They have likewise Advice, that a Ship from Lever- pool to Ireland, and there loaded with Provisons for An- tegoa, was met by a Pyrate off of St. Mary's, who took from her half her Beef, and all her Butter ; and that the said Pynte Ship was commanded by one Roberts, who told them he was going for the Coast of Africa. _ Letters from Lisbon of the 12th N. S. advise, that Commodore Stewart having lain ill a long Time at Tetuan, was now recover d, and gone to Mequinez. Letters from Cadiz, of the 22d past advise, that a Ship which came from Buenos Ayres belonging to the British South- Sea Company, and was seiz'd during the late War, is retutn'd with all her Lading. Col. John Huske, who succeeded Sir Tristram Dil- lington as Governour of Hurst- Castle in the isle of Wight, stands Candidate to succeed him likewise as Member of Parliament for the Borough of Newport, in the County of Southampton; and having a very power- ful Interest, ' tis certainly believ'd he will be elected. Mr. Daniel Graham is made Apothecary to His Ma- jesty's Person, in the room of James Chace, Esq; de ceas'd. On Saturday last Josiah Burchet, Esq; Secretary of che Admiralty, was married to Mrs. Aris, Widow of Ro- bert Aris, Esq; formerly Commissioner of the Navy at Plymouth. Last Sunday the Earl of Braidalbine carried the Sword of State before His Majesty, to the Royal Chappel of St. James's, where he was accompanied by their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess. On Saturday last, their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess din'd at Richmond, and return'd the same Evening to Leicester- House, The same Day her Highness the Princess Amelia, id Daughter of their Royal Highnesses, was taken ill, and it is suppos'd it will prove the Measles, of which the Princess Ann is very well recovered. Monday Sir William Srawen, Bart, was unanimously Elected Kt of the Shire for the County of Surry, in the room of Denzil Onslow, Esq; deceas'd. M. de Schiller, Counsellor Treasurer, and first Mini- ster of the Bishop of Munster and Puderborn, is shortly expected herewith a Commission to this Court. Last Saturday Sir George Caswal, was Examin'd con- cerning the Estates of the late Mr. Craggs, Sen. and af- terwards remanded to the Tower. James Bradshaw, who was convicted with Kennedy at the last Admiralty Sessions of Piracy and Felony on the High Seas, has obtained his Majesty's most Gracious Par- don, and was accordingly discharged on Monday out of Newgate. Conge d' Eslires are sent down for translating Dr. Trimnel Bp. of Norwich to the See of Winton, and for Electing Dr. Green into the Bishoprick of Norwich, pur- suant to what was mention'd in our last : His Majesty has confer'd the Living of St. Martins in the Fields, on the Rev. Dr. Wilcox. On Saturday last the House of Commons in a Grand Committee, rejected several Clauses in the Bills against: bringing in Infectious Goods, which were complain'd of by some of the most eminent Merchants in this City, as extreamly prejudicial to Trade. They write from Chelmsford in Essex, that Counsellor Puckle of the Temple died there as he was attending the Assizes. Mr. Pockover, one of the Keepers of Eppin Forrest' under the Lord Castlemain, is taken into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, for insulting and taking a Gun from Mr. Bradill, a Member of Parliament. Thomas Gladwin, the Lady Harley's Footman. who Sentenced to pay a Fine of Five Pound, and to suf- fer Three Months Imprifonment in Bridewell, for As- saulting the Lord Carceret and his Servants, has been discharged thro' the means of the Lord Cartaret. the Earl of Peterborow is preparing to go Abroad . The Duke of Grafton designs to go for a Week to the Lord Chetwynd's Seat in Staffordshire, from whence his ( 935 ) Grace will proceed to West Chester to embark for his Government of Ireland. The Reverend Mr. Brady, Son to Doctor Brady of Richmond, is married to Mrs. Lethullier They were wedded privately in February, but the Secret was kept till last Sunday. Friday 7. Night in the Morning one Jones, a private Centinel in the Foot Guards, who had been lately whipt in Hide park, caused a great Disturbance at the Prince's Court in Leicester Fields, before their Royal Highnesses were stirring, by breaking the Windows, Lamps, Sec. for which he was secured and sent Prisoner to the Savoy, in Order to be try'd for the same. ' tis said, the Directors of the South- Sea Company have presented Two Hundred Pounds to Mr. Holzendorf, Secretary to Mr. Stanhope, the British Envoy at Mad- rid, for bringing the Cedulas granted by his Catholick Majesty to that Company, for opening a Trade to the Spanish Dominions in the West Indies. The Bishop of Lincoln is said to have notify'd some time since, to the Clergy of his Diocese, that he was not against their returning Thanks to the Earl of Not- tingham, for his Answer to Mr. Whiston, only he ex- horted them not to do it in that publick manner they in- tended, partly lest they should thereby incurr a Prae- munire, and partly because it was foreign to the Business of a Visitation to declare their Belief of any Article of Faith; and he enforced this Exhortation with the Claim of the Canonical Obedience due to him. Last Week was sold by the Commissioners of the For- feited Estates for England, at their House in Essex street, the forfeited Estates following ; one of Mr. Richard Shuttleworth's in Lancashire, for 31 1. and one ditto, 1140I And one of Mr. John Leyborn's in Westmore- land, for 1520 I. And one of Mr. Tho. Stanley's in St. John's Street, Middlesex, for 610 1. There were four more Estates design'd to have been sold at the same time, which the Commissioners have put off fine Die. Capt. Web hath lately dispos'd of his Post in the 3d Regiment of Guards, in favour of Capt. Williams, who was accordingly on Monday last presented to the same, on the Parade in the Park. The Watchman who was stabb'd on Ludgate- Hill on Wednesday 7- Night last, died on Friday 7- Night in the Morning ; the Person who kill'd him is one Newberry, a Lawyer, a Shelterer in the Liberty of the Fleet, who hath made his Escape. Letters from Constantinople of April 30. say, That there have been lately some Disturbances in Egypt, which were suppressed by the Severity of the Bashaw ; but that Severity rendered him so odious to the People, that they have deposed and put him into Prison, and have lately sent Deputies hither to juftify their Proceed- ing, and desire a new Bashaw : The Grand Signior's first Resolution was to send an Army thither to reduce them to Obedience, but the Vizier has perswaded him to make Use of gentler Methods, and so a new Bashaw is appointed to go thither, with Instructions to pacify Matters, and govern the People with Mildness. The Account of the Life, Behaviour, See. of Walter Kennedy, that was Executed last Friday was 7. Night at Execution- Dock, WAlter Kennedy was condemn'd at the Sessions of Admiralty ; for that he with other Pirates, had rob'bd and plunder'd the Ship, call'd the Loyal- Rover,' Sec. He said he was not 26 Years of Age; born at Peli- can- Stairs in Wapping; where he had an Opportunity of learning his Father's Business of an Anchor Smith. He said he served Her Majesty Queen Anne in the Wars against France ; but being told what Lords the Pirates in America were and that they had gotten several whole Islands under their own Command, he coveted to be one of those petty Princes : That he harbour'd these aspiring Thoughts, for soon after, he said, he was one of the Sailors sent with Captain Rogers, to recover, if possible, the Island of Providence from the Possession of the Pi- rates; that as soon as they landed on the Shore, the Captain read the Act of Grace, or General Pardon, to every Pirate that would enter into Her Majesty's Ser- vice ; whereupon most of the Islanders submitted, and . the ( i the rest dispers'd and fled, refusing an honest Life. That this Capt. Rogers being confirm'd Governor, fitted out two Sloops, and directed them were to Trade; that Ken- nedy was in one of them, they had not gone many Leagues before they held Consultations together, to turn their Vessel into a Pyrate Sloop, and all who refused were to be kill'd, they empty'd the other Vessel of every Thing of Value, than turn'd it afloat ; after which they made themselves Masters of two large Ships, and grew strong for an Engagement. He also said, it was a most unhappy as well as Wicked Life; that they were always in dread, and forced to fly from, or fight with every Ship they met. That they were twice obliged to fight in the Nighc Time, besides their frequent Skirmishes in the Day Time; but they were never taken, it being their Maxim, to overcome, or to escape, or to die. But once he said, they were in most especial Danger ; for having resolv'd to make their Fortunes at once, or to be all kill'd, they fell in with the whole Pottuguese Fleet of 2o and odd Sail ; and finding one Ship seperated from the rest, they took her without firing a Gun, by bidding a Portuguese among them call the Captain aboard their Ship, and sending Men to take possession of his Ship. After which he said, they compell'd the Cap- • tain to discover which Ship carried the Gold ; and attack- ing it at a time when separated from the rest, they had almost overcome it at once, nor forsook their Violence upon it till they were well nigh surrounded by the whole Portuguese Fleet; and that ' twas owing to their own Swiftness, and to the Cowardice of the Portuguese, that they at all disengag'd themselves. On the Coast of Brazil, several of them going on Shore, the Governor of the next Port discover'd they were Pyrates; but being unable to cope with such a Num- ber as was then on Land, he invited the Captain, this Kennedy, and io others on Shore the next Day, to par- take of a Collation at his Seat or Castle ; but they going accordingly, were attack'd by several Negroes, who lay in wait for them by the Sea side ; Davis and all were kill'd but this Kennedy and another, who escap'd up a Moun- tain, and leap'd thence into the Sea, while they expected him below and was accidentally taken out of the Water alive, by the Boat that carried them to the Shore. In the whole he appear'd altogether sensible, that Men are widely mistaken who enter into such a vicious Course of Life for worldly Benefit and Advantage. He said, as for himself, tho' he had receiv'd very great Shares of Booty, it had so ill prosper'd, that he believed he should want a Coffin to cover his Carcass in ; That he lost most of his Gold in the Highlands of Scot- land, whether their Ships were driven by a Storm, while the Captain an Irishman intended for Ireland, but they there leaving their Vessel, and separating, and the Cap- tain also there Dying, he himself went for Ireland, but meeting with no Encouragement; nor finding a Mainte- nance, came for England, and after sometime, was ob- serv'd, appprehended, try'd and convicted. He was also saying, that he knew Captain Roberts, so known for his Piracies ; That he was once First Mate of his Ship ; but separated from them on the Coast of Africa, in a stolen Vessel, of which he was chosen Cap- tain, but afterwards got two Ships of above 30 Guns each ; That he us'd to say, nothing from the King of England should content him, but the Government of the Leeward Islands ; and if he could not peaceably obtain them, he would e're long hold them by force. He said also, That he would not be in the high Con- dition of this Roberts for all his Wealth and his Ships, being assur'd he can have no Peace of Mind, if ' twas only for having murther'd the French Governor of an American island and hang'd the First Mate for some Minutes, because the said Governor executed one of his best Men whom he catch'd on Shore for robbing him on the Sea with Roberts. He was very easy he said, to die, and hoped he had fully made his Peace with God ; and knew not when he could be better prepar'd to leave this World. Adding that as he had only a Wife, and n0 Children to provide for, his Thoughts were not at all on this Life. The Morning of his Execution, he receiv'd the Sacra- ment with much Attention and Devotion ; but appear'd extreamly terrify'd and concern'd at the near approach of Death. When he was on the Scaffold erected for him, he apprehended he should faint, and call'd for some Wa- ter to drink, he requested that the People present might be caused to attend to some few Words he had to say, viz. I am brought to this Place of Shame and Disgrace, for Crimes which fully deserve so Vile a Death ; and I freely confess my self guilty of the Crimes I was con- victed of, as well as many other Faults of the like Na- ture, for which I beg the Pardon of God, and of you my Countrymen; . and I hope all here will be warn'd by my dismil Example, and not fancy Happiness can arise from Robbery and Cruelty ; and I believe all my former Companions are, or Will be as wretched as I am. I de- clare that I think my Wife a pious and viituous Woman, and she was always against my Vices. I die in Charity towards all the World, and hope all will pray for me poor Soul. I pray God preserve my Country. ' Tis expected His Majesty will go to the House of Lords, to Morrow, to pass such Bills as are ready for the Royal Assent, and that afterwards there will be a short Recess of Parliament for a few Days only. Last Monday Morning the Rt. Hon. the Lady Gower was brought to Bed of a Son at Trentham, his Lord. ships Seat in Staffordshire. ' Tis said, the Earl of Burlington will be created Duke of Burlington ; and Sir George Byng Earl of Torring- ton. We hear, His Majesty will go to Kensington next Wednesday, and the Prince next Day to Richmond. The Princess Amelia is in a fair way of Recovery from the Measles. William Lambert, Esq; is appointed Comptroller of the Customs in New- England, in the room of Thomas Newton, Esq; deceas'd. The Commissioners appointed to sell the Estates of the late South Sea Directors, 6cc have hir'd several Brokers, and other necessary Persons, into their Service. We hear their chief Place of meeting will be at the South- Sea House in Broadstreet. The Earl of Aberdeen took the Oaths, and his Seat this Week, in the House of Lords, in the room of the late Marquis of Annandale. We hear the Earl of Eg- lingtoun has desisted from his disputing the Election with his Lordship. Yesterday the Lord Cobham set out for the Bath. John Weal, Esq; of Hanover. Square, has bought the Duke of Wharton's Seat at Newmarket, for 4000 1. which his Grace formerly purchas'd of the Earl of Go- dolphin. We hear that the Bill for raising 1oo, 000 1. upon the Civil List Revenues, is past both Houses. On Monday Night last about 11 a Clock four Foot- Pads having hid themselves in a Ditch on Standford Hill, sallied out on a sudden upon one Mr. Cherington, a young Gentleman, and took from him 16 Guineas, a Gold Watch, and a Pair of Silver Spurs. Wednesday the Honourable House of Commons present- ed an humble Address to his Majesty, containing the several Resolutions that had been lately taken by that House in order to re- establish Publick Credic, 8cc. The same Day Sir William Scawen being elected Knight of the Shire for the County of Surrey, took the Oaths and his Seat in Parliament. The Report of the Condemn'd MalefaCtors is order'd to be heard, for the future, the next Sunday after every Sessions. > Wednesday Morning, about Three a Clock, the Hun- tington Coach, which sets out from the Red Lyon- Inn in Aldersgate- Street, was robb'd at Mount- Mill, near the Stones- end, by two Highway Men. The Ship from New England that was lately mention'd to be lost near Tariffa, was the Friend's Gift, laden with Fish for Barcelona. Our Merchants have Advice, that the Norman, Capt. Norman for Antegoa, was taken by the Pirates off of Madera Islands. On the 22d instant one Richard Bishop was commit- ted to Newgate for refusing to pay the legal Fare to a Hackney Coachman, after he had made Use of his Coach, and for abusing one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace before whom he was carry'd. Wednesday Verses, Written by a Young lady ; and laid in her Bro- ther's Coke upon Littleton BRAVE Youth, who labourest in this irksome "'•',, [ Mine, May st Thou, to Gold, the rugged Ore refine. May each dark Page unfold its clouded Brow : Doubt not to reap, if Thou canst dare to plow. To sooth thy Toil, may in thy Dreams each Night Purses and Maces glide before thy Sight. So, when Thou shalt essay, thy Labours sped, To speak and look ( adventurous Deed !) like M—; When the black Bag and Rose, with martial Air. No more shall please thy self, nor charm the Fair ; When the full Wig thy Visage shall enclose. And only give to View thy learned Nose ; Gravely thou shalt defy Beaux, Wits, and Scoffers, While Tenants in Fee Simple fill thy Coffers. By the late Publication of the religious Grievances in the Counties of Cleves and of Mark, it is plain the Ca- tholicks had three several Points in View ; ist, To gain Time, and thereby retard she Redress of Protestant Grievances, 2dly, To asperse the Protestants, and ren- der them odious to the Emperour, as Infringers of the Imperial Laws and Constitutions : And lastly, To ob- tain from his Imperial Majesty a prompt Redress of Ca- tholick Grievances in the Counties of Cleve and Mark; where, according to a Letter which is said ' to be wrote to the Emperour by the Elector Palatine, dated the 24th of May last, it is insinuated. that the Catholick Religion in those Parts runs the utmost Risque of being extirpated.- The last Advices from Ratisbon say, that the Catholick Ministers are practising the utmost Subtilties in most of the Protestant Courts, in order to relax their Zeal for obtaining the just Redress of Grievances, especially those happened since the Treaty of Westphalia, and before the Treaty of Baden ; by which Means, the Catholicks hope to avoid restoring the unjust Possession of Protestant Churches and Revenues. Since the Dog star has begun to reign, and Venus has exalted herself above the other Constellations, we hear of a great many who have Acted under her influ- ence; a young Lady, of 16 ( in great haste poor Creature) Rid off with her Father's Postillion upon a trotting Horse ; a certain crazy Lord sending his Valet de Cham- bre last Week with a Basket of Fruit to his kept Mistress, and following himself sooner than was expected, found them in Bed together, and having handsomely exercis'd the poor Limb- trimmer in his Shirt, he left them strip'd of all their Cloaths, to pursue their Pleasure if they had any Stomach to it; a Butcher's Wife near Clare- Market being troubled with a violent Titilation, she was pi- ously allaying the Heat, with a neighbouring Goldsmith against his dead Wifes Coffin ; A Citizens Daughter of 15 taking a Walk with her Danceing Master in the Fields lately, coming to a convenient Place he told her he had some new Steps to teach her, and accordingly taught her a pleasant Jigg she had never danc'd before, but desire s she may practice as often as possible. A Carman's Wife not 40 Miles from the bottom of the Hay- market, having plaguey liquorish Chops to- wards French Cheescakes, was resolv'd to have her Belly Stuft. and accordingly she call'd the Cheescake- man, and cram'd it in a pace, but the Carman coming Home, caught the Vender of Belly- Timber in the Closet, and suspecting some unlawful Community had been carried on, he e'en fairly kick'd him out of Doors, and made good prize of the Basket of Cheescakes We hear also of some extraordinary and unnatural Fears of Love: A Tallow Chandler within less than 100 Miles of Alders- gate was catch'd by his Wife in Bed with his Journey- man, who she suspected of He Harlotism; and some Masculine Females nOt above the same distance from the Old Bailey, who take upon them to act both Sexes within themselves, to the great dishonour of the Age. Last Wednesday one Brian, an Affidavit Man, and one Gervase. a Smith, both of Tower- Hill, were commit- ted to Newgate for dropping a Child at Hoxton, which might have become chargeable tO that Parish. Last Sunday the Woman of a certain Dutchess at Wind- sor, was taken with a violent Fit of the Cholick ; the good Lady administred all possible Relief to her quondam Abigail, who was at last eas'd. by the Birch of a lusty Boy. Thc Wednesday the Lords heard in Appeal from the Chan- ry the great Sessions for the Counties of Glamorgan, Brecon, and Radnor, concerning the Will of one Eliza- beth Evans, who in Writing did ( inter alia) bequeath in - Words. ' ' Item. I give and bequeath unto Edward Vaughan the Sum of 100 Pounds, of good and lawful Money of England, to be paid him within six months after he shall have fully serv'd out his Apprenticeship, t0 which he is now bound. But the said Vaughan, - upon some Quarrel with his Master, quitted his Service two Years before the Expiration of his Apprenticeship, and died intestate, in his then Majesty's. Service. Ad- ministration of the said Edward Vaughan's Estate being granted, the Administrators, on the Appellants refusal to pay this Legacy, filed their Bill in the Chancery, as above Mr. Serjeant Whitaket, One of the Justices of the said Court, was of Opinion, the Legacy was well veiled n Edward Vaughan, and ought to have been satisfied and paid unto him, within six Months after the Expira. ion of his Apprenticeship ; but the trustees appealed from this Decree, and their Lordships gave it in Favour of the Respondents. On a Young Lady, upon her Appearance and Behaviour at Church, CELIA, deluding Saint, give o'er ; Nor tempt the Congregation more. What mean those Flowers within your Hair ? Seem less Devout; or, be less Fair. So bright your Bloom, your Dress so gay ; That, while You charm, We cannot pray. Advices are received here, that three Dutch Ships that were sent out upon the Whale- fishing have been lost in Davis's Streights; as also five Ships of Biscay: That the Crews of those Ships had the good Fortune of be- ing saved, but have suffered extream Hardships by Cold. Those Advices add, that the Whale- fishing has been Very indifferent this Year, and that 118 Ships, of dif- ferent Nations, had altogether taken but 154. Whales. A Gentleman in Southwark lately made a wager of a Guinea, that a Horse wou'd eat Mice alive or dead like a Cat, which he was to prove by Oath : Accordingly the Stakes being put down, he brought a Coachman out of Aldersgate street, who made an Affidavit before a Magistrate that he has seen his Horse eat 10 of Day, and that he wou'd do it any Day if they were given him. SIR, _ July 27. 1721. IN my Opinion, there is something so detestable in those Monstrous Hoops, that I think no Means un- fair to reduce them within Compass. Shame has often subdued Follies, when other Methods have failed. I dare say. This has wrought a thorough Reformation in the Person, who is the Subject of these Verses; and, that she will byware, how she exposes Her self to a se- cond Insult on the same Account. Neither, is she the first Woman, to my certain Knowledge, who has been effectually reformed by such rough Chastisement. I am, SIR, Your most Obedient, Humble Servant. AN elderly Lady, whose bulky, squat Figure, By Hoop and white Damask, was render'd much [ bigger ; Without Hood, and Bare neck'd, to the Park did repair. To shew her new Cloaths, and to take the freshAir. Her Shape, her Attire, rais'd a Shout and loud Laughter : Away waddles Madam ; the Mobb hurries after Quoth a Wag then, observing the noisy Crowd follow ; As she came with a Hoop, she is gone with a Hollow. On Wednesday Evening, His Majesty went to Brump- ton, artended by a Party of the Horse- Guards, and walk'd, for about an Hour, in the Gardens of the Mar- quis de Miremont there. We hear, that on Tuesday last the Honourable Ro- bert Tracey, Esq; one of the Justices of the Common. Pleas, was Marry'd to the youngest Daughter of Sir John Pakington. Bart. Last Wednesday the 3d Regiment of Foot- Guards were Muster'd in Hide Park. the Speeches and dying Words of Robert Thomas Chimney Sweeper, John Dannelly, Daniel Kean, and Lewis Mac- Dannel, Executed near St. Stephen's Green, on Wednesday the 19th, of this Instant, July 1721 for Piracy at Dublin. Gentlemen, and fellow Christians, > > IRobert Thomas, jun. was born at St. James's Clerk- enwell near the City of London, Aged about 18 years, out of which I was brought in my Infancy into this Kingdom, my Father sometime ago ' tis very Well known liv'd in good Credit according to the Employ- ment he then follow'd till about some time past to my great Misfortune, having neither Friend, Kift Kin, or Relation at this Time present; being then for some Mismanagement put into the Marshalsea of this City, he did then without any just reason or good disposition of willfully and of his own regular Thoughts, which was plainly sworn against him. that he had spoke several Blasphemous Words or Expressions, in Conversation then with a lewd Woman, comparing her then of a more intire Value then the Blessed Virgin Mary, for which he was forc'd to take his flight from this Kingdom, some time afterwards was my Misfortune, to Quarrel with a Gentleman of n0 small Character in this City, by threatning to Abuse him after a very Absurd Irregular and Cruel Manner. Whereupon I was committed to Newgate, and being Try'd had a Rule of good Behaviour Lodg'd against me, together with an Incumbrance of Fees, and having no hopes of ever being relieved, there- upon willfully gave consent to Transport my self aboard the Ship outwardbonnd for which I now Suffer, where having many other Fellons and Convicts taking our re- course for the West- Indies I unhappily by the Perswa- sion of others as well as my self a Board, made the Captain and Crew Prisoners, and oblig'd the Ship being then outward- bound in her Passage, and not affar off to Steer her Course to Carrigfergus in the North of Ireland where having acted contrary to the Laws in such cases made and provided, together with my Fellow Prisoners was taken and brought up to Dublin, Try'd and con- demn'd to die by an order of Admiralty from London, this is the first Capital Crime or Misdemeanor I was ever guilty of, I die a Member of the Church of England as by, Law Established. John Dannelly, Daniel Kean and Lewis Mac- Danell, died Roman Catholicks. . Warrants are Issued out for apprehending two notori- ous informers, who live in the Verge of the Mint, for ex- torting several Sums of Money from seVeral Persons, on Pretence of stopping Prosecutions against them ; and after they had receiv'd some Money, carried on the Pro- secution again. On Sunday last the Coroner's Inquest sat on the Body of the Watchman that was kill'd by one Newbery, an Attorney, in Bell Savage- yard on Ludgate- Hill ; and they brought in their Verdict wilful Murder, and we hear that Newbery is gone since into Holland. By Letters from Oxford, we have the following piece of Intelligence: That some time ago an Irishman, well Dress'd came to that City, and having got into Company with some of the Scholars, he took the Liberty to Drink the late Duke of Ormond's Health ; whether they pledg'd it or no we can't tell, but it is said some did indulge him so far, which is the more probable, in that he next pro- pos'd the Pretender's Health , by the Name of King James the third, at which the Scholars took such a ' distast, thinking he meant to impose on them, that they siez'd and carried him before the Vice Chancellor, who com- mitted him to Prison, where he lay till the late Assizes, and then was try'd for his Offence, and Sentenc'd to be Whip'd. When Judgment pass'd on him he beg'd rather to be Hang'd, being he said, a Gentleman, and of a good Family in Ireland, but was answered, That his Gentili- ty was no Privilege to Screen him from the Justice of the Law. so he was Whip'd last Saturday. The Tickets for the Goverment Lottery are now prin- ing in the Banqueting House with all Expedition. On Thursday a Gentleman coming over Finchley Common 0n Horse back, was set upon and rob'd by single Highwayman of six Guineas, and a Watch, but was in such haste that missed of a far greater sum con- cealed under the Saddle. The same Night about 11 a Clock a Gentleman very well Drest, was apprehended near the Royal Exchange by a Woman who charged him with taking her Handker- chief from her Neck, Assaulting her, but it being be- liev'd she was a Person of ill Fame, the Mob discharged their Prisoner. Last Thursday one Katherine Speed was apprehended and committed to Newgate, being one of those that were indicted with Mary Roberts, ( condemnd last Sessions,) for privately stealing a Bag of 15 Guineas,! Broad Piece of Gold, and 5 s. in Money, from the Per- son of one Daniel Price on the 9 th of May last. Yesterday six Malefactors were Executed at Tyburn, viz. John Winchip, William Gosling, George Post, Ro- bert Hunter, Mary Inman. and Matthew Clarke, which latter was afterwards hung up in Chains on Wilsden Green, near the Place where he committed the horrid Murder : John Winchip, executed for the Highway, was at the Expence of his Friends, convey'd to Tyburn in a Coach. Standgate- Creek, July 13. Came in under Quarantain, the Swan and the Thomas, both from Malaga; the Michael frcm Guernzey. Sail'd out for London, the Naples from Naples ; ResoUtion from Alicant; Tho- mas and Anne, and the Rose, both from Genoa ; and the Cato and Levant, both from Leghorn; all well and in Health Remain under Quarantain ten Sail also, in good Health. We hear the Solicitor to the Treasury has had Orders to apply to a Magistrate for a Warrant or Warrants for detaining Mr Mist and Wilkinson in Newgate, in case the Parliament should rise speedily, in order to their being try'd upon the Indictment found against them lately at the Old- Bailey. Last Tuesday a Carman going with a Chaldron of Coals to Hampstead, fell off of the Cops of the Cart, and dy'd at that Instant. Christen'd, Males 166. Females 149. In all 31J. Buried, Males 186 Females 187. In all 373. Decreas'd in the Burials this Week, 48. ' CASUALTIES. Executed r. Kill'd by a Cart Wheel at St. Giles's with. out CrippIegare, 1. Murder'd at St. James's Clerkenwell, 1. Yesterday Bank. Stock was 130 I. India 137. South. Sea Book shut. London Assurance 8. Royal Assurance 8. Old African 30; New African } o. 1 ADVERTISEMENTS. WHEREAS an Elopement is made by Ann Peers the Wife of Thomas Peers, she having Elop'd from her Husband the 13th Instant. This is to give Notice to all Persons not to trust her, for if they do, the said Thomas Peers will not pay none of the Debts, Thomas Peers.' AL L that are distressed to the last Degree with the French Disease, or any Symptom of it and try'd Salivation, the Specisick, and Arcanum, and all the Diet Drink, with all the other Mercurial Slip Slops, and tir- ed with taking Medicines to no purpose, may have a fair, speedy, cheap, and private Cure .- A Clap or Running of the Reins is cured in a few Days, without hindrance of Business, and so private, that the most intimate cannot take Notice of it. Note, Those that live in the Country may send and be furnish'd with six Doses for five Shillings that Cure all Symptoms of the French Disease, Rheuma- tism, or Scurvy, and will do you more Service in all the aforesaid Distempers, than any twelve Doses sold in England. To be spoke with at the Golden Ball in Three- Falcon- Court in Fleet street, almost over against Water- Lane. Advice in all Distempers Gratis. LONDON: Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Friars, near Fleet- sreet.
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