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Date of Article: 09/09/1721
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SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 9, 1721. GREAT BRITAIN. The Continuation of the History of ENGLAND. The SAXONS. A- D. kEnwolph, the 13th King of the Mercians, 795. was at home a President of a Peace, Reli- gion and Justice, and abroad of Temperance, Humility and Courtesie In War, Stout and Victorious ; in Peace, studious of enriching his Subjects. He vanquifhed the Kentish Men and carried away their King Prisoner, de- taining him Captive, and giving his Kingdom to Cuth- red. He built a fair Church at Winchcomb in Glou- cestershire, whereupon the Dedicat on thereof, he led Pren, his Captive King of Kent, up to the High Altar, and there, without either his Entreaty, or any Ransom, set him at full Liberty. He died A. D. 819. and was buried at Winchcomb ; where was buried also Kenelm, his Son, murdered by his Sister Quendred. Now lived that greatly learned English Man, and of most Fame in that Age, Alcuine, School Master to Charles the Great. This learned Man wrote against Image Worship. SAXON Monarchs. A. D. eGbert, the 18th King of West Saxons, first 8l9 C/ warred againft the Cornish and Welsh, a Remnant of the old Britains, which for fourteen Years held side against the King ; which so enraged him, that he made it present Death for any Britain to pass over Offa's Ditch, into England. Their great Caerlegion, now west Chester, he took from them ; and at London, cast down the Image of their Prince Cadwallo. He subdued Kent, East Saxons. and East Angles, also the Mercians, an indeed all upon the North and South of Humber yielded him Obedience. He was crowned at Winchester absolute Monarch of the whole Island in A D. 819, and caused the South of this Island to be called England. Three several times the Danes landed in England in his Reign, whom he expelled. He died in A D. 836, and was buried at Winchester. But his Bones were since taken up, and with others, bestowed • n Chests. set upon the Wall on each side the Choir, of e Cathedral, with these Verses inscribed : Hic Rex Egbertus pausat cum Rego Kenulpho, Nobis egregia muwra uterque tulit. His Issue were Ethelwolph and Ethelstan, and one Daughter, named Egdith, commonly called St. Edith, Was Governess of a Monastery of Ladies at Pollo- sworth in Warwickshire. Price Three Half- Pence. A. D. EThelwolph was in his Youth committeed un- 836 to the Care of Helmestan, Bishop of Win- chester, and by him unto Learned Swithun, the Monk He took such a liking unto the quiet and solitary Life ( enjoyed only by Religious Men all other Estates being molested to withstand the intruding Danes) that he took upon him the Monkish Vow and Profession, and was made Deacon : and shortly after, upon the Death of Helmestan, he was elected, if not Consecrated also Bishop of Winchester. But the Death of his Father im- mediately following, by the Entreaty of the Nobles, and constraint of the Clergy, he was made King, and absolv- ed of his Vows by Gregory the 4: h. His Bishoprick he bestowed on Swithun. This King, in great Devotion, passed to Rome, where he rebuilt the School built by King Offa ( lately fired) bearing the Name of Thomas the Holy, confirmed the Grant of Peter. Pence ; and for his kind Entertainment in the Pope's Court, he cove- nanted to pay a Hundred Marks to St. Peter's Church another to St. Paul's Light, and a Third to his Holiness. In his Return through France be married fair Judith the Daughter of Charles the Bald, then Emperor, in Honour of whom he ever placed her in his English Court in a Chair of State, with all other Majestical Com- plements of a Queen, contrary to the Law of the West Saxons, formerly made for Ethelberga's Offence, who by Accident had poisoned her own Husband with the Poison he had prepared for one of his Minions. Which respect of his to his Queen so displeased his Nobles, that they rose in Arms against him ; but by meditation of Friends the Difference was composed on these Terms, viz. That the Land should be divided betwixt himself and his Son Ethelhald, to whom the better Part was alloted. He died at Stanbridge, in A. D. 857, and was first buried where he deceased, but afterwards his Body was removed to the Cathedral of Winchester. He had Issue Ethelbald, Erhelbert, Ethelred, Elfred, and one Daughter named Ethelswith It is said of this Kingt That by the Advice of his Nobles, he gave for ever to God, and the Church, both the Tythe of all Goods, and the Tenth Part of ill the Lands of England, free from all seculiar Service, Taxations, of Impositions what- soever. A. D EThelbald, or Ethelwal, married Judith, his 837 X-/ Mother- in. Law. Some say, that he married his own Mother, who was King Ethelwolph's Concubine. But when he had reigned about two Years and an half, he died in A D. 860 His Body was first buried at Sherbourn in Dorsetshire ( where at that Time was the Cathedral Church and Episcopal See) but afterwards was removed to Salisbury, A D eThelbert was disquieted by the all the Time of his Reign. First, they spoiled all before them to Winchester, also sacking and spoiling that City; howbeit in their return, the Berkshire Men, under the Conduct of Ofryck, Earl of Hampton, met with them, recovered the Prey, and slew many of them. The same Year also the Danes with the Normans entred Thanet ; but these the Kentish Men repulsed, and made a great Slaughter of them. Ethelbert died in A. D. 866, and was buried at Sherbourn. A. D. eThelred was now King of England, when there 86? arrived on the English Coasts an huge Army of Danes, Under the Command of those strong and cruel 14 G Captains £ 202I ) THE Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. eGfrd, the Son of Offa restored to the Church her ancient Privileges which his Father had deprived her of He died in the first Year of hiS Reign, and wa: buried in the Abbey Church of St. Al- bans. m J Jk 26- 22 ) Captains, Inguar and Hubba, who burnt down the City of York, and therein consumed with Fire all those that had fled for Security: Who entered Mercia, won the City 0f Nottingham, and therein Wintered Who with Fire and Sword laid all waste were they came, and spared neither Sex nor Age, Religious or Secular. Therefore to avoid their Barbarities the Nuns of Coldingham de- formed themselves, by cutting their Upper- Lips and No- ses King Ethelred, in one Years time, fought no less than nine set Battles with these Danes ; and at that Battle fought at Essendon, not far from Reading, he obtained a great Victory over them. But in a Fight at Basing, the King received his mortal Wound, whereof he died at Wittington in A. D. 872. He was buried at Win- bourn in Dorsetshire, with this Inscription.— " In hoc loco quieseit corpus Sancti Ethelredi Regis West- Saxonum Martyris ; A. D. 872, 13 die April. per manus duorum paganorum occubuit. His issue were Elfred and 0swald, and one Daughter named Thyre . To be continu d. The Continuation of the Tryal of Col. John Lilburne. Judge Jermin. Mr. Bradshaw is now Lord President of the Council of State of England, and ' twould become you to stile him so. L. Col. Lilb. Tho' several Thousands of my Friends, Old and Young, Masters and Apprentices, and abun- dance of the Female Sex too, jointly petition'd in be- half of myself and three Fellow Prisoners, that the House would not prejudge us before we were heard, but let us have a legal Tryal, or, at least, release us, and they would give any Security for our forth coming, to an- swer what should be laid to our Charge ; yet they got nothing but Slights, Abuses, and Scorns. But that you may see I have a quiet Conscience, I a- gain and again offer'd to choose two of the House of Commons and let my Adversaries choose two more, and refer the Difference to them ; but instead of that, I had my Pockets and Chamber search'd to find Accusations against me , they took my Estate of almost 3000 1. from me, without any legal Process : But I will not name by whose Power ' twas done ( at this time especially) because I will avoid Provocations as much as I can; but the Man is notoriously known who said I was a Traytor, and he would secure it from me ; and yet for all this, a legal Allowance to keep me alive was denied me ; for 1 had never a Penny ; but was absolutely refus'd that Right which the King always allow'd t0 Members com- mitted, who afforded four or five Pounds a Week for each of them, notwithstanding they had great Estates ; and Col Long confess'd he spent the King 1500 1. for his Part in Provisions. Then many of my old Acquaint- ance have been set to reproach me. and endeavour to take away my Life, who have confess'd they were insti- gated by Parliament Men so to do: I appeal to your Consciences, and to all the good People present, if this Burthen be not too insupportable to a poor Man that is but Dust and Ashes. And therefore ( though I ought to be Try'd in Surry, where the pretended Crime was committed,) as I'm brought before you by a Piece of Parchment, that nei- ther I, nor the Lieutenant of the Tower could read ; not as an Englishman, who ought to see and read the Au- thority ; and truly, this Piece of illegible Parchment can't satisfie my Understanding of the Legality of my Convention : But as I was not able to dispute it, here I am. And therefore, being brought in this extraordinary Manner to this extraordinary Place, I desire to hear your extraordinary Commission read : For those who now ex- ercise the Supreme Power at Westminster, have on the oth of February, and the 17th of March last, positively declar'd and call'd God to Witness, that they'll maintain the Petition of Right; and I would consider the Conso nancy of your Commission to that, and other good old Laws of England, and shall then return an Answer like a rational and ingenuous Man. To this Mr. Prideanx Attorney General, answer'd, That the Prisoner could not complain the Court wanted Pati- rience ; the Liberty of Speech he desir'd he had fully en- joy'd, though it were not pertinent to the Matter: That this was not a special Commission of Oyer and Terminer, but general according to the accustom'd Form, as had been us'd these five Hundred Years: That it had been openly read before Mr. Lilburn came; and he hoped my Lord would declare it to be according to Law in the ordinary Way. That Mr. Lilburne's Presentment was found by the Grand Inquest, who were Men of Ability, and un. derstood Law as well as Fact. and aver'd the Commission was free from all Exceptions ; and that for his Crimes being committed in Surry, he said Lilburne best knew what he had been guilty of there, but he was yet Igno- rant what he was here to be Try'd for ; and desir'd he might put himself upon his Tryal. Lieutenant Colonel Lilburne observ'd, that Mr. At- torney ( as a Member of the House) was one of the Crea- tors of these Judges, and therefore not fit to prosecute him. Ld. Keble. Mr. Lilburne, We come here to vindi- cate the Liberties and Laws and I must let you know our Commission is warrantable by them. As to your Apprehension in an holstile Manner, the Law allows the Power of the Country to be rais'd, and the Sheriff may take what Power he pleased. L. Col. Lilb. Not unless I resist ; neither was any Sheriff, Conftable, or Civil Officer there. Ld. Keble. They may do it before they see him, as they are inform'd of the Danger of the Man. As to the Proceeding in the Star Chamber, or those in the North, no one here justifies it: But to tell us to our Faces we are created by the Attorney General, is not to be suf- fer'd ; therefore bahave yourself like a rational Man. L. Col. Lill. With your Favour, but one Word more. Judge Jermin. Mr. Lilburne, pray hear the Court. This Court is constituted by the Supreme and Publick Authority of England ; most of us are Judges of the Law, and sworn to do Justice to every Man, and that you shall have ; and you have received more Favour than any Man accus'd of Treason ever had. Our Com- mission is founded on the Statute of Westminster 2, which was obtain'd by the Baron's Wars, and purchas'd by the Sword for the Liberties and Privileges of the Subjects : You are to answer the Charge of opposing the Supreme Authority now settled in the House of Com- mons. not newly erected, but reviv'd ; for ' twas so, in the Saxons and Roman's Time. Our Commission is ge- neral : But the Grand Inquest have found no Traytor but Mr. John Lilbourne ; and the Treasons are so dan- gerous, that they call for Justice against you ; and I re- quire you to put your self upon your Tryal, and hear the the Treasonable Offences laid to your Charge. L. Col. Lilb. That Gentleman says, I had more Fa- vour then ever he heard of: Mr. Throgmorton had as much, or more, who was impeach'd of higher Treason than I am ; ( and that in the Reign of Queen Mary , who was accounted the bloodiest Princess that had reign'd in England for many hundred Years); he was try'd in this Place, although his Judges and Prosecutor were bent to take his Life, right or wrong ; so that ' tis no extraordinary Favour ; ' tis only my Right by Law : And as I have given good Reasons against the Legality of a special Commission ; and sup- pose yours to be so, I desire all my Friends, and all good People present, to take Notice that you refuse reading that Commission, by which you go about to take away my Life. And, Sir, you require me to hold up my Hand at the Bar: I have read those Laws which are in English, and can't find the Meaning of it, only that ' tii of a large Extent: As for those Laws which are in French or Latin, I can neither read nor understand, but conclude the holding up my Hand to be a very ticklish point; and that I may throw away my Life, if I hold up my Hand before I know what it means. I desire therefore a clear Explanation of the Signification of it, and then I will give you an Answer. Ld. Keble. ' Tis to signify the Party is the Man en- quir'd for ; do but own your self to be Mr. John Lil- burne, and the Man we charge, it shall suffice. L. Col. Lilb. I am John Lilburne, Son of Mr. Ri- chard Lilburne, of Judge Jermin. Mr. Lilburne, you desire the Rights of the law of England, yet question what has been al- ways us'd. To be continu'd. the Proceedings of the General Court of the South. T Sea Company, on Friday the first Instant. The Sub- GoVernour's Speech is as follows. - GENTLEMEN, . . THE Resolutions of your last Meeting were pur. suant to your Orders', and in Obdeience to the Commands of the House of commons, laid before that honourable House ; who have, been pleas'd, since that, to look into the mix'd Affairs of this Company, and to settle and ascertain the Properties of all the Proprie- tors proposing thereby to put an End to those Dis- futes and Perplexities, which would otherwise have in- volv'd both you and your Directors in Difficulties in superable, and Confusions without End. And altho' these Determinations of the Parliament be very well known, yet it will be proper to read them over to you in this Place, and they are as fol- low. [ Here he repeated the several Votes of the House of Commons pass'd on Wednesday the 3d of May, Fri- day the 9th of June, and Tuesday the 13th of June] These several Refolutions ( said he) being pass'd into an Act of Parliament, the Settlement of your Affairs is now nearly accomplish'd. Your Court of Directors have adjusted the Second Money Subscription upon this new Foot, and have carried the Stock to the Credit of those Proprietors, as also to the Credit of the Proprietors of the Third and Fourth Money Subscriptions, so far as they have been yet claimed. Your Directors have a great Satisfaction in seeing your Affairs, by the Wisdom of Parliament, disen- angled from all their late Embarrassments, and a good Prospect given us of the most happy and desirable Suc- cess. His Majesty has gracioully taken Care of our Inte- rests in the Conditions of the Treaty lately agreed with the Catholick King, by which we are to have Restitu- tion of all our Effects in the West- Indies, which were seized to a very considerable Value, upon the first break- ing out of the War, We are also to enjoy that Part of Trade granted by the Assiento Contract, which tho' it has formerly been manag'd but badly, yet your Court of Directors are of Opinion, may in the future, by pro- per Care, become very advantageous Upon this re esta- blishment of your Trade with the King of Spain, your Directors are fitting out. with all possible Expedition, the Royal George, whose Cargo, amounting to 280,000 1. was provided before, and to which we have now made some Addition. Before I leave this Subject of Trade, I muSt ac- quaint you, that your Directors have Thoughts of car- rying on a Trade not hitherto meddled with by this Company, but from which there is a Moral Certain- ty of deriving the highest Advantages to this Com- pany in particular, and to the Nation in general, I mean the Greenland Trade, in which out Neighbours of Holland, Bremen, Hamburgh, See. employ from 300 to 350 Ships upon the Whale- Fishery, and carry it on with great Profit to themselves, and to the great Ser- vice of their Country, by constantly keeping up such a Number of Shipping, and such a Stock of Sailors. Your Directors therefore doubt not , but that they could improve this Branch of Trade to the signal Profit of the Company , and the National Advan- tage, if you will give them Leave to go on with it. Besides the Restitution of our Trade with Spain, there is vested in some of your present Directors, for the Use of the Company, the estates of the late un- happy Directors, after the prescribed Allowances are deducted; and what may farther arise to the Company from the Payment of 10 per Cent, on the borrow'd Stock, is something uncertain ; but ' tis reasonable to suppose the Borrowers will gladly come into so indulgent a Compo- sition ; if the Whole be paid in it will amount to about 1,1oo, 0001 and then again the Stock coming to the Company from the late Directors, together with the pledg'd Stock, will make 2 <- o, oeo 1. Stock ; now all these are so many Funds for discharging the Debts of the Company, and maintaining the Credit of their Bonds, and they are abundantly sufficient for those Purposes And this has induced your Directors to the Discharge of their Part off the Company's Bonds, me it Christmass, and they hope to give a speedy Dterminatiton to the rest, that so they may establish your Credit upon a solid and desirable Foot, Having made these Dispositions, your Court of Di- rectors have turn'd their thoughts towards a Dividend and they, have come to a Resolution to diVide if you think fit, 3 1. 6 s. 8 d. in Stock upon the present Ca- Pital. ' And as by Provision of Parliament, all the remaining Stock is to be equally divided among the Proprietors, ac- cording to their several Interests, your Directors have in a great Measure executed that Appointment; and as upon a Calculation, the Remainder will be 33 1 6 s 8 d. Stock upon every 100 1. Capital, so the laid remaining Stock may, if you please be distributed and carry'd to eve ry person's Account before the Opening of the Transfer Books of the Company. Your Court of Directors think proper to acquaint you, that by an Act of Parliament pass'd the Beginining of this Year, this Company is empower'd, between this and Christmas next, to ingraft Part of their Capital Stock into the Capitals of the Bank and India Company ; but forasmuch as the Act for restoring the Publick Cre- dit, has adjusted the Concerns of this Company on a new foot, we only barely mention it to you, not having done it before. I have but one Thing more to offer, and that is to de- sire you to empower your Court of Directors to chuse their Officers and Clerks. After reading the Speech, an Ingraftment was pro- pos'd, the very Mention of which was rece'iv'd with Contempt and Clamour; some were for having the Matter wav'd at present, till it came regularly before the Court : But one, Gentleman vigorously attack'd the Ingraftment Scheme., and said, among other Things, ' That he cou'd prove by exact Computations, that if it were agreed to, the Company would lose a third ' Part: That he wou'd not pretend positively to assert what was the true Intent of that marvellous Scheme, but it had been said ( without Doors) that the sole. ' View of it was to release the Bank from a notable ' Bargain ; said to be a Sham- Contract, made with a ' Design never to be kept: A Bargain which had done ' more Mischief, and accomplish'd more Ruin, than all 1 the other Evils of the South- Sea Scheme put together ; ' for there was not a Soul, who trusting to the Credit ' and Influence of that Insidious Bargain, bought Stock ' at that Time, but was doom'd to fix'd and irresistable ' Destruction ; and added, That he hop'd, tho' such an ' Enquiry did not properly belong to that Court, if ever ' we had another Parliament, it wou'd come before ' them, to enquire into that dark, cruel, and mysterious ' Tranfaction. Then the Question was put, and the In- graftment unanimously rejected. The Lord Morpeth mov'd, that the Directors might be impower'd to regi- ster ( pursuant to a late Act for registring Contracts) the Contract of the Bank of England with this Com- pany ; which Motion was receiv'd with general Ap- plause his Lordship observing farther, with what Form and Solemnity this said Contract had been published in the Gazette of September 30. 1720. ( which Advert tisement was likewise read) and added. That he did not know whether any new Alliances might be form'd a- gainst next Session of Parliament, but as the Question had been seconded, he desir'd it might be put: Mr. Ward said, he was likewise for the Question, but pro- pos'd to have the following Words added And that the Directors do every thing necessary to oblige the Bank to stand to that Contract ' this Motion was generally ap- prov'd ; however, this not coming up to the Spirit and Resentment of the Court, another Gentleman desir'd the Amendment might run thus. And that they take ef- fectual Measures to oblige the Bank to stand to their Contract. So the Question was put, and carried Nem. Con. as fol- low : That the Directors be empower'd to register, according to the late Act of Parliament, the Contract of the Bank of England with this Company ; by the Tenour of which the Bank agreed to take Stock at the Rate of 400 per Cent, in lieu of the 3 775.000 I this Company was to have paid them, with the Dividend of 10 per Cent in Stock for the Midsummer Divi- dend ; which Contract was afterward so declared at a General Court of this Company; and that the Directors do take the most effectual Measures to oblige the Bank to stand to that Con- Then Then there arose a great Debate about the Midsum- mer Dividend, and 3 1 6 s. and 8 d. per Cent, ( exclu- sive of the 3 3 1. 6 s. and 8 d. additional Stock) was pro- pos'd, but it being mov'd that the Dividend might be paid in Money, and some Objections made about the Dividend Warrants carrying Interest, One of the Dire- ctors said, they had made the Christmass Dividend of S I. per Cent, in Money, but the Affairs of the Com- pany not being then settled , they could not so well com- pute the exact Dividend that should be made ; That they had since employed the Money in paying off the Company's Bonds, which he thought wou'd be acknow- ledged to be for their Benefit, and it would be more pro- per to pay the Dividend in Stock ; that their Affairs being now better settled by Parliament, they had com- puted that a Dividend of 3 1. 6 s. 8 d. might be made. It was mov'd, that the Dividend might be 4 1. and the Question being put, it was unanimously agreed to di- vide four per Cent by Warrants to be issued out, paya. ble by the South- Sea Company on Demand, to those who are possessed of Stock under 500 1. And that those who are possessed of above 500 1. Stock, shall have Dividend Warrants carrying five per Cent. Interest from Michaelmas next, to Michaelmas 1722. That the Overplus of the Stock amounting to 33 1. 6 s 8d. per Cent. be added before the Opening of the Books exclusive of the present Dividend. That the Directors be Impowered to make use of the Company's Money to carry on the Greenland Fishery for the said Company's Advantage. And, That an humble Address be presented to the King to thank His Majesty for the great Advantages he has obtained for the Company by the present Treaty with Spain, and that the same be presented by the Sub- Go- vernor, Deputy- Governor, and Directors. Letters from Vienna, say, That since the Con- clusion of the Peace between Great- Britain and Spain, the Court of Madrid seeks a closer Alliance with that of London, and to engage his Britannick Majesty to con- cern himself no more in the Affairs relating to the Do- minions in Italy Upon this Condition, ' tis said, his Catholick Majesty will renounce his Pretensions to Gi- braltar and Port Mahone, and give no further Assistance to the Pretender; not only by taking off the Pension which he has hitherto paid him at the Instances of the Pope, but by forbidding the Merchants in Spain to send him any Remittances from the jacobites in Scotland and Ireland. We know not what real Foundation there is for this News, but it seems that some Broils are appre- hended about the Dominions of Tuscany, and that the Court intends to send a Minister to Genoa, to take care of their Interests. ' Tis also said, that they will aug- ment the Troops, instead of reducing them, as was pro- posed. The Reverend Mr. Yates, formerly Reader at St. Martin's in the Fields, is lately dead, whereby the Liv- ing of Charlton near Oxford, worth about 300 1. per Annum, falls to Queen's College there ; and we hear that the Reverend Mr. Hill, one of the senior Fellows of the said College, is presented to the same. His Majesty has been graciously pleased to order a Pardon to pass for the Malefactors who underwent the Experiment of Inoculating the Small- Pox, the Practice and Success of which has been laid before the Council, and receiv'd the Approbation of having fully answer'd the Practioner's first Description and Account of It ; and on Wednesday last they were discharg'd all accor- dingly. His Majesty hath been pleased to create the most Hon. Tho Ld. Parker, Ld High Chancellor of Great- Britain, a Viscount and Earl of Great- Britain, by the Name, Stile, and Title of Viscount Parker of Ewelm, in the County of Oxford, and Earl of Maccelesfield, in the County Palatine of Chester. Sir William Glyn, of Oxfordshire, Bart died at Tud- dington near Hampton Court on Sunday Morning last • and is succeeded by his younger Brother, now Sir Ste- phen Glyn James Milner, Esq; is made Accomptant General to the Trustees for the Forfeited Estates of the late Direct- ors of the South Sea Company ; and Tho. Marten, Esq; their Secretary. On Saturday the 2d Instant, Sir Hovenden Walker, lately arrived from Jamaica, kiss'd the King's Hand at Kensington, being introduc'd by the earl of Lincoln and His Majesty receiv'd him very graciously. The Earl of Rothes, one of the 16 Peers of Scotland, and Ld. Commissioner of the General Assembly, is dan- gerously ill at his Seat at Lesley, in that Part of the uni- ted Kingdom. ri Mr. Foulis, His Majesty's Consul at Ostend, is ap- pointed Consul at St. Lucar in Spain, in the room of Mr. Russel, lately deceas'd. On Sunday Night there was a Cabinet- Council at Ken: sington, when the Recorder made his Report of the con. demn'd Malefactors ; and all the four Persons cast for their Lives, last Sessions. viz. John Wigley, James Rea- ding, Wm. Casey, and John MefF, were order'd to be Executed on Monday next at Tyburn. Wednesday the Governors and Directors of the South. Sea Company din'd on Board the Company's Ship the Royal George, at Deptford. Mr. Richards, His Majesty's Consul at Carthagena, has obtained Leave to resign his Consulship. Next Week the Earl of Cadogan will set out for the Hague, to resume his Embassy. Two notorious Counterfeiters of Moidores have been discover'd and seiz'd in Norfolk, nam'd Harpham, and. Gould, and committed Prisoners to Yarmouth Castle ; to which Place, we hear, one of His Majesty's Messen- gers is sent to bring them to Town. ' Tis reported, that they have Exported to Holland lately, a great Quantity of that Species of Money counterfeited, some of which was found upon them. Preamble to the Right Honourable the Lord Lechmere's Patent. AS a due Sense of Honour is, to the Best and most generous Minds, a just Incitement to the Practise of Virtue, a Motive to the Study of all useful Knowledge, and a Support to them in going through the greateft Difficulties in the Service of their Country: So the Welfare and Glory of the Publick, is Then fixed upon the most solid Foundation, when the same Virtues which procure the Esteem of all Wise and good Men, are made the Ground of distinguishing Persons with suitable Marks of Publick Honour. Wherefore, accord, ing to our own Inclination, and what we have constantly made a Rule to ourselves, and what we have always judged to be of the greatest Use in the exercise of our Royal Justice and Favour and of the highest Importance to the Strength and Dignity of our Government ; that those who have in a singular manner deserved well of Us and of their Country, should with regard to such their Merits, be from time to time promoted and advanced in Honour : We have thought at this time to call up to the House of Peers our faithful and well- beloved Coun- sellour, Nicolas Lechmere Esquire, Chancellour of our Dutchy of Lancaster ; and to ennable him with the Style and Title of Lord Lechmere, Baron of Evesham in our Coun- ty of Worcester. A Person, illustrious by his Descent on both sides from an Honourable and most antient Family, in which for many Ages his Ancestours have distin- guished themselves by their Loyalty, and by their Love to the true Interest and Liberty of their Country. Yet at the same Time, more eminent is he for his Personal Accomplishments, which exceed all the Advantages of the most antient Descent. A Person, of such Skill and Abilities in Business, as never to appear at all embarassed even in Affairs of the greatest Difficulties and Intricacy and more than in the most common and ordinary Affair. of Life. Of such constant and unshaken Zeal and Affection for our Government, and inviolable Firmness and Adherence to the Interest and Honour of our Per- son, as never at any time, or under any Circumstances to have abated or varied in his Labours for our Service- And of such stedfast Love and Attachment to the true Interest of his Country, as never, even in the most hazardous times, to have been ashamed of appearing himself in the Cause of True Liberty, or of showing the greatest Marks of Distinction and Favour to the Asserters of it in matters either Civil or Religious. In his younger Years. furnished with a general and extensive Knowledge of all good Literature, he applied himself particularly to the Study of the Laws of his Country. In the Practise where- of, he soon appeared eminent for Both the Qualifications- of exact Judgment and inimitable Eloquence ; in Either of which, but few only attain unto Perfection. Which Excellency both of Judgment and Elocution, as it first shined ( 202$ ) shined forth in the Business of his Profession, so it soon appeared and continued more eminently conspicuous in debates in Parliament. Where, by constant Attendance and Application, at the same time that he underwent the great Weight both of Private Business and Public Offi- CeS he acquired, in the universal Opinion of Men of 11 Parties and uncommon Skill an Ability in Parliamen- tary Affairs • With incredible Distinctness of Thought, and Clearness of Expression, opening the most extensive and perplexed matters ; and, by the Copiousness and Strength of his Reasons, influencing the most nice and important Debates. For these Causes we thought fit formerly to appoint him a Member cf our Privy cOun- cil and our Attorney Genera], and Chancellour for Life of'our Dutchy and County Palatine of Lancaster : Honours hardly ever before united in the same person. And Now, with regard to the same excellent Abilities, and that distinguihed Zeal and Integrity in our Service, of which he has in every Employment, and upon every Occasions continued to give new and undoubted Proofs : We have resolved to promote the said Nicolas Lechmere, Esquire, to the Dignity of Peerage. Know ye therefore, & . They write from Plymouth the 3d Instant that the Mon- day before the Helena, a Danish ship, put in there who in her Passage from Falmouth, about four Leagues off of Loo, espy'd a Ship standing to the Southward and soon bore down upon him, hoisting a Jack at his En- sign Staff, ( while, with a red Cross) the Dane hoisted his also whereupon the other endeavour'd to board him- but he sailing very well, and the Sea running ' high, Wind S- S. W. kept on his Course, until he came near the Start; when the other came up with him so near, that his Flying- Gib- Boom was over his Tafforel : He haled him in English, French, Dutch and spanish, to strike, the Ships Crew huzzaing Bona Prisa, Bona Prisa : The Commander was in a Moorish Habit, on the Quarter- Deck, with a large Silver Scymiter drawn in b s Hand ; he spoke to them in Low. Dutch, and swore, That if they did not that Minute strike, he would cut every Soul of them to Pieces : Whereupon the Dane struck his Topsails, and faid, I shall soon come on Board having by this time received many hundred Shot from Patareroes, Blunderbusses, Muskete, &:. in his Masts, Sails, Rigging, and Hull, and several thro' his Cabbin : On his striking, the other lay by. and began to reef his Topsails, taking in his Gibs, which the Dane observing, hoisted his Topsails again, and made directly for the Eastward Part of the Start ; the Enemy, with a great deal of Confusion, pursued him to. the very Break of the Rocks, but thinking he was resolv'd to run ashore, stood off to Sea at S. S- W- the Course of the Wind coming East. The Dane seeing the Coast pretty clear, endeavour'd for Portsmouth, but meeting with a violent N- E. Wind bore away for Plymouth, where he design'd to mend his Sails and Rigging, which was mi- serably shatter'd- The Captain swore to every Tittle of this Account, before the Commissioners of the Dock there The Rover or Pyrate. is a Turkish built Frigate, car- rying above 20 Guns, flush Deck, Patereroes on her Quarters; there appeared but 20 Men at first, but when they attempted to board, above 300 made their Appearance, most of them, in a manner, Naked, ha. ving only Drawers on- The Officers were cloathed in Moorish Habits, having long Beards- Their Ship was about 300 Tuns, blue Stern, with red Pillars be- tween the Windows, red Quarters, and no Fore- Castle or Round House. A Warrant is issued from the Treasury to the Exche- quer, to pay the Interest due on Army Debentures un- subscribed, and the Orders are up. The Honourable Col. George Lucy died lately at his Seat in Warwickshire. We hear from Presteign, in the County of Radnor, that upon the Arrival there of the News of their late Lord Lieutenant's being laid aside, and the Accession of his Grace the most Noble James Duke of Chandois, to the Lieutenancy of that County, great Numbers of Peo- ple assembled in the said Town, to make Rejoycings on that happy Accession ; and for two Nights and a Day, had ringing of Bells, Illuminations, Bonfires, and other demonstrations of Joy, drinking his Majesty's, the duke's, and many Loyal Healths; the first Night the persons assembled. met with no Interruption, but the next Day in the Evening, going about to repeat their Rejoycings, and renew their Bonfiie, were interrupted, and threaten'd, by an old Juatice of the Peace of that Town, and several other Persons ; and the present She- riff of the County raised the Posse, to endeavour to sup- press the said innocent Rejoycings which not taking Effect, the Proclamation for dispersing Rioters was read by the Sheriff; however, the Populace continu'd their Acclamations, drinking Healths to King George, and Duke Chandois and sometime after departed peaceably, without committing any Disorders. They Write from Dublin, that on the 24th past died the Rt. Reverend John Lord Bishop of Meath in that Kingdom. Last Tuesday the Trusteey appointed by Act of Par- liament to dispose of the Estates of the late Directors 0f the SoUth- Sea, & c- sat the first Time at the South- Sea House at Broadstreet- The Countess of Wemys is brought to Bed of a Daughter in Scotland. We are inform'd, that Capt. Robert Walker, late of the Hon Brigadier Douglas's Regiment, is married to Mrs. Berkley a Lady of a very great Fortune. At the last Assizes at Lancaster, their was a Hearing of the Cause between the Crown and the Bishop of Chester, in relation to the Wardenship of Manchester College, which lasted four Hours: But the Decision of it, was deferr'd till the next Assize'. Colonel James Otway, Lieutenant Governor of Fort Sr. Philip in Minorca, being lately arriv'd, has had the Honour of kissing his Majesty's Hand, and was very gra- ciously receiv'd. His Majesty hath been pleased to order Letters Pa- tents to be passed under the Great Seal of Ireland, for granting the Dignity of a Countess of that Kingdom to the Rt. Hon. Sophia Charlotte Countess Platen and Baroness of Kilmansegge, by the Name, Style, and Title of Countess of Leinster in the said Kingdom. Last Monday a Highwayman. who, ' tis said, had the same Day rob'd a Coach on the Kentish Road, was taken on Black Heath by Humphry Morrice, Esq, one of the Directors of the Bank and his Man ; and he was com- mitted to Maidstone- Goal- The next Day two notorious Highwaymen, John Jones, and Richard Thomas, were apprehended and com- mitted to Newgate; who. ' tis said, are impeach'd of several Robberies, and likewise suspected to be guilty of the Murder of Mr. Philip Potts, late Surveyor of the Window Lghts John Meredith, jun. Esq; Son to John Meredith Esq; Surveyor General of Houses, is appointed Receiver Ge- neral for the Counties of Anglesea, Carnarvon, Denbigh, FLint, and Merioneth, in the room of Richard Hughes, Esq; who has resigned that Place. At the Assizes at Stafford, three Men received Sen- tence of Death, viz. one for Murder, another for the Highway, and the thild for Horse Stealing. This last being ask'd why Judgment should not pass upon him, said he thought it hard to he hang'd for stealing of Dog's Meat, and begg'd for Transportation. Being then ask'd, whither he would be transported, answer'd, to any Place where there is no Dog's Meat. The Murderer was executed last Saturday se'nnight; and the Highway- man is to die this Day. We hear, the Earl of Clincarty, of the Kingdom of Ireland, who is now Abroad, has obtain'd His Majesty's most Gracious Pardon, and leave to retUrn Home- Wednesday in the Afternoon died at the Lord Wil- loughby of Brook's House, in Westminster, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Philip Bisse, Ld Bishop of Hereford, who was made Bishop of St. David's, Anno 1711, and translated to the See of Hereford two Years after ; and on the Death of Dr. Lloyd late Ld. Bishop of Worcester, was chosen President of the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy He married Bridget Countess of Plymouth, Widow of Charles Fitz- Charles, Earl of Plymouth, and Daughter of the late Duke of Leeds; and is to be interr'd in the Cathedral Church at Hereford ( to which he has been a good Benefactor) under a Monument he erecte'd for his late Lady and himself, and on Monday he is to be car. ry'd out of Town, in order to be interr'd their" This Day will be finished the new Chappel In Long Acre, and divine Service will be perform'd in it on the first Sunday of next Month. Sir John Mordant, Bart, of Warwickshire , died on on Wednesday Night last at Kensington, Last Last Saturday Morning, the Cirencester flying Stage- Coach, which set out between 12 and one, was stopt by two Highwaymen at Knights Bridge; there happend at that time to be six Passengers in it, and among the rest, a Holy Sister, who wonder'd how Folks could be so troublesome to travelling Friends; but one of the Highwaymen clapp'd a Pistol to her Breast, and with a G.. d D.. e told her, he was in hast ; upon which she re- ply'd, Prithee Friend take away thy Bauble, I have no- thing but a few Farthings about me. Another Person in the same Coach had provided a green Purse with 4 s. and 6 d. in it, which she seem'd very loath to part with, and which they with Joy receiv'd, At the earnest Request of a third, they return'd a Key, and at last rode off, but very little heavier than they came. A fresh Charge has been exhibited by the Commissio- of the Customs, against Jacob Walter, the notorious Owler and Smugler, who is a Prisoner in Newgate, and is to be try'd next Term at the King's- Bench Bar West- minster. , , . , The Rt. Rev. the Lord Bishop of Winchester has given the Living of Shene, worth about 3001. per An. to the Rev. Mr. Unwin, Lecturer of St. Peter's Cornhill. We hear, that three Weeks ago, a Woman living near St. James's Church, was deliver'd of a Child, and last Week of another: To the great Astonishment of the Midwife, and those present. We hear for certain, That the South Sea Directors are about agreeing with Shipwrights, for building se- veral Fishing Vessels, in order to carry on with Vi- gour, not only the Greenland Whale- Fishery, but also the Cod, Herring. & c. From which, the Company pro- mise themselves great Advantage. The Managers of the York Building's Lottery, have declared. That Pursuant to Application, made by a great Number of Adventurers, are ready to receive the 3d Payments on their Receipts, taken out a: 40 s- per Cent, in Stock, by the 9th of September- Let the Times be as bad as they will, we may see Di- Versions will go forward. The People of Windsor fur- nish us with a very merry Advertisement, or Piece of Intelligence, That on Wednesday the 13th, a Piece of Plate is to be Fought at Cudgels, by ten Men on a Side, from Berkshire and Middlesex A Holland Smock of 3 1 to be run, for by Young Women, not exceeding thirty Years of Age the next Day, a Hat and Feather, to be Fought for, by ten Men on a Side, from the Counties aforesaid : And in the Morning, ten Pair of Gloves to be Wrestled for, by ten Men of a Side, Ten Bargemen are to eat ten Quarts of Hasty- Pudding well butter'd but dam'd hot : He that has done first, to have a Silver Spoon of ten Shillings value, and the 2d five Shillings. And as they have anciently had the Title of the Merry Wives of Windsor, Six old Women of the Town, Chal- lenges. any six old Women in the Universe ( I need, not however, gone no further then our own Country) to out Scold them .- The best in three Heats, to have a Suit of Headcloths, and ( what Old Women generally wants,) a pair of Nutt- Crackers. At the same time, his Excellency the Welsh Ambas- sadour at Belsize, in Gratitude to the Numbers of Gen- tlemen and Ladies, who have flock'd, during the Sum- mer. to be entertain'd at his Diverting Mansion, gives on the 14th Instant, a Plate of six Guineas, to be run for by Gentlemen's Running Footmen, excepting Phi- lips and the Duke of Warton's Man ; Mawborn, the Lord Gower's Man ; Musgrove, Sir Wm. Blacket's Man ; and Butler, Mr Clayton's Man, They are to run three Heats, each Heat six times round the Park, which is four Miles. He that wins two Heats, wins the Plate; the second that comes in, to have two Guineas; and the third, one Guinea : And, that the Ladies may not be put out of Countenance, they are to run decently Dress'd- Last Thursday Morning about 300 Gentlemen, Citi- zens and others, met at the King's Head Tavern at Stepney, according to their annual Custom, and from thence proceeded to Church, where a Sermon was preah'd before them. Afterwards they walked about three Miles in the adjacent Field, the Musick playing before them, and the Boys of the Parish singing an Hymn- About three o'the Clock, they repaired to the TaVern aforesaid, where a magnificent Entertainment was provided at their own Charge, and eight Stewards Were elected for the Year ensuing, who according to Custom, collected of each Gentleman one Silling, to wards defraying the Charge of putting out Apprentice eight of the poor Children of that Parish. 1 490. CASUALTIES. Burnt in her Bed at St. Paul at Shadwel i.' Drowned in the River of Thames 3, One at St. Dunstan at Step- ney, One at St. Paul at Shadwel, and One near Billins- gate ( buried at St John at Wappin) Found smother'd in a Hoghouse ( a Boy) at St. James in Westminster, Kill'd 2, One by a Fall from Ladder at St. Olave in Southwark, and One by a Fall at St. Dunstan at stepney Overlaid 2. _ 1 Yesterday Bank Stock 133. India 143. S. Sea 140 LON- don Assurance 8. Royal Exchange Assurance African 28 ADVERTISEMENTS. Matthew West, Goldsmith, Clare- Street, Clare Market Gives Notice, that he has purchased Tickets in the present English Lottery of 700,000 1. for year 1721, and that he divides them into Shares, and may have for 11s. a twentieth Part, and for j 1. : i may have a 10th Part, and for 2l. 4 s a 5th Part and for z 1. IJ s. may have 0ne Quarter Part, and for 11 1. may have a twentieth Part of io several Tickets and so on ; and for 55 1. may have a share of 106 Tickets, which said Money will buy but Five whole Tickets, and may have 100 Chance's instead of five so that by buying Shares you will have a much greater Chance than by Buying whole Tickets, where there are so many Blanks to one Prize Tickets and Shares of Tickets may be had at my Office at North's Coffee. House in King- street, near Guild- Hall, and at any House aforesaid ; where Proposals may be had Gratis. N. B. I have Tickers and Shares of Tickets to dis- pose of in the Ninth Class of the Dutch Lottery, those that have a Mind to be concerned, are desired to be speedy, for the Ninth Class begins Drawing the 22d In. stant ; and dispose of Tickets and Shares of Tickets in the York Buildings Lottery. LONDON: Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Friars, near Fleet- street V '
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