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


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Date of Article: 30/09/1721
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r » p. British Gazetteer, Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER. 30, 1721. GREATBRITAIN. The Continuation of the History of ENGLAND. The SAXONS. eThelston was crown- ed at Kingstone, by Ethelme, Archbishop of Canterbury. this Prince, by the evil Suggestions of his Cup bearer, became suspi- cious of some treason to be wrought against him by his Brother Edwin, therefore caus- ed him to be put in a small Vessel without Tackle and Oars, and so to be exposed to the Mercy of the Waters ; whence, the young Prince, overcome with Grief, cast himself headlong into the Sea ; whose Ghost the King sought to pacify by a seven Years voluntary Penance, and building the two Monasteries of Middle- ton and Michelness He also took Revenge on his Cup. bearer by this Occasion: On a Festival Day, as his Cup- bearer was serving, one of his Feet happened to slip; but he recovered himself with the other, and thereupon pleasantly said, You see how one Brother helpeth ano- ther. then the King, with Grief, called to Mind the Death of his innocent BrOther and forthwith command- ed Execution to be done upon his Cup- bearer, the Pro. curer thereof. King Ethelstan, or Adelstane, overcame in Fight Godfrey the Danslh King of Northumberland, Constantine King of Scots, and Howel, or Ludwall King of Wales, constraining them to submit unto his Plea- sure : which done, he presently restored them to their former Estates saying, that it was more Honour to make a King, than to be a King. He enlarged his Domi- nions beyond any of his Predeccessors. and was in the greatest Reputation with all foreign Princes, who sought his Friendship both by Alliance and rare Presents. Hugh King of france, ( besides some inestimable Jewels sent him the Sword of Constantine the Great in the Hilt whereof, all cover d with Gold, was one the Nails, as'twas said, which fastened Christ to the Cross. He sent likewise a Part of the Cross, whereon he suffered, and a Piece of the Crown of Thorns, and also the Ban- ner of St. Maurice. And from Otho the Emperor, who had married his sister. was sent a Vessel of precious Stones, artificially made, wherein were Landskips with Vines Corn, and Men, all seeming so naturally to move, as if they had been really the things themselves. And the king of Norway sent him a famous and rich Ship. Some of these Relicks he gave unto Swithin's Abbey in Winchestcr. and the rest to the Monastery in Malms- bury he beautified the City of Exeter, founded St. Ger- mans in Cornwall, St. petrocus at Bodman the Priory, of Pilton, and enriched every famous Abbey in the Land either with new Buildings, Jewels, Books, or Revenues, as also he did certain Cities with the Mintage of his Mo- ney whereof in London were eight Houses, at Win- chester six, Lewis two, Hastings two, Hampton two, Warkam two, Chichester one, Rochester three, two for the King and one for the Bishop; Canterbury seven, for the King two for the Archbishop, and one for Price Three Half Pence. the Abbot. He caused the Holy Bible to be translated into the Saxon Tongue he died at GlOucester, called by the Britans Caer Glone, i. e. Fair City in A. D. 94o. and was bury'd at Malmsbury in Wilis, first built by Malmutius a King of the Britains. About this King Ethelstan's time ( if ever) lived the famous Guy Earl of Warwick Now flourish'd that learned Abbot, named Elfrick who in an Epistle to Wolstane, then Archbishop cf Canterbury, thus writeth, ' The Lord which ' hallowed Housel ( the Sacramental bread and Wine,) * before his Suffering, and faith, that the Bread was ' his own Body, and the Wine was truly his ' Word, he halloweth daily by the Hands of the ' Priest, breaed to his Body, ar. d Wine to his blood ' in ghostly Mystyery, as we read in Books, and yet ' that lively Bread is not Bodily so notwithstanding, not the self same Body that Christ suffered in. Nor that ' Holy Wine is the Saviour's Blood which was shed for us in Bodily Thing, but in ghostly Understanding. ' Both be truly that Bread his Body, and that Wine alio ' his Blood, as was heavenly Bread which we call Man- na, that fed forty Years God's people. And the clear ' Water which did then run from the Stone in the Wil- derness, was truly his Blood, as Paul wrote in one of * his Epistles. All our Fathers did eat in the Wilder- ' ness the same ghostly Meat, and drank the same ' ghostly Drink They drank of that ghostly Stone, and 1 that Stone was Christ. The Apostle hath said as you ' have now heard, That they did eat the same ghostly ' Meat, and they all did drink the same ghostly Drink. ' And he saith, not bodily, but ghostly. And Christ ' was nor yet born, or his Blood shed, when that the ' People of Israel eat that Meat. and drank of that Stone. ' And the stone was not bodily Christ, though he said. ' It was the same Mystery in the old Law, and they did ' ghostly signify that ghostly Housel of our Saviour's ' which we consecrate now ' And in other Epistlee of the said aelfrick's, we read it thus injoined to Priests : ' the Priest shall say unto the People on Sundays and ' Holy- days the Sense of the Gospel in English, and so ' also touching the Lord's Prayer and the Creed, so oft ' as he may to Mens Contrition, that they may know ' their Belief, and keep sure the Christianity. A D. eDmond, the fifth Son of King Edward, was 94.3. C/ crowned at Kingston. He obtained many signal Victories over the Danes in divers Parts of th « Land, recovering out of their Hands several Counties a d Cities t but at his Manner of Pucklekerks, in the County of Gloucester, which he was interposing himself between his Sewer and anorher to part a Fray, he was with a Thrust through the Body, wounded to Death, in A D. 946. and was bury'd at Glastonbury His Issue was Edwy and Edgar. A D EDred was the fifth Son of King Edward, 946. and succeeded his Brother in the Nonage cf his Sons. Wolstane Archbishop of Canterbury, for some misdemeanors, he committed to Custody but afterwards, in Reverence to his Office, discharged him. So devout he was in the Religion of those Times, that he sufFered his royal Body to be chistised at the Will and Direction of Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury. unto whose Keeping he also committed the greatest Part of his Treasures and richest Jewels The stately Abbey of Mich at Abingdon, built by King inas, but destroyed by the danes, he repaired, and most richly endowed H I . It, It. confirming the Charters with Seals of Gold. St. Ger- mans he ordained a Bishop's See, which there continued, till by Canatus it was annexed to the Bishoprick of Kyr- ton in Devon, both which Sees were by Edward the Confessor translated to Exeter. He died in the Year of Grace 955, and was interred in the old Minster or Mo- nastry of Winchester. His Issue were Elfred and Bert- frid. To be continu'd. The Continuation of the Tryal of Col. John Lilburne Judge Jermin. And tho' you say the Laws are in another tongue, you have no Reason to complain ; for we try you by English Laws, and proceed in English against you. Lieut. Col. Lilb. Truly, I think ' tis not just to smooth me into Snares by fair Promises ; and when you have drill'd me into Destruction, break them : If I had thought you would have denied me Council, I would have died before I would have pleaded. Ld. Keble. You have had Time to prepare ; you knew of your coming, and knew the Fact you have committed. L. Col Lilb. I was inform'd corresponding with the Prince was my chiefest Crime, and prepar'd my Defence to that, not dreaming of an Accusation for Books only, and then to hang me by a Law made after the suppos'd Crime was committed, is not fair. Ld. Keble We will give you Time to send for your Witnesses, and consider of your Defence till to. Morrow Morning seven of the Clock- Ld. Col. Lilb. Some of them are 80 or 100 Miles off; how is it possible they should be here to Morrow Morning ? and some ( being Parliament- Men, and Officers of the Army) won't come without Compulsion, I therefore desire Subpoena's. Ld Keble. As you knew of your coming long ago, you ought to have brought them with you. L. Col. Lilb. How could I provide for any thing but that I was first imprison'd for ? Could I divine ? Pray give me but eight Days. Ld. Keble. We will give you no more; the Court neither can or will wait 0n you. L. Col Lilb. My Judgment and Conscience tell me ' tis my Right by the Law of England, the Law of God, and the Law of Reason. Ld Keble. You insinuate to the Pecple as if no one had Judgment and Conscience but your self; but I tell you, our Consciences, Religion, Zeal and Righteousness are as much as yours. L. Col. Lilb. I shall not make Comparisons; I speak as to my self. Ld. Keble- Mr- Attorney hath made Process against you, returnable to Morrow Morning seven a Clock, therefore more Talk will be loss of time to you- And speaking aloud to the People] all here are to observe you have had more Favour than ever Prisoner had ; you ought to have been try'd presently .- But that the World may know with what Candour the Court proceeds, you have till to. Morrow Morning, which is an extraordinary Favour, and the Doors are wide open that all the World may know it- L. Col. Lilb. I thank you for the Favours already receiv'd. [ Then he was remanded to the Tower, and the Court adjourn'd.) October 26- The Court being set, and the Prisoner brought to the Bar- [ Mr. Lilburne's Brother being in the Bar by him, was order'd out ; and only one ( Mr. Sprat) allow'd to hold his Books and Papers ] L. Col. Lilb. Besides, what I Yesterday alledg'd for Council, I shall mention an unquestionable Precedent : When Major Rolfe was indicted for High- Treason, in conspiring to poyson and pistol the late King, the Lord Chief Baron Wilde assign'd Mr. Nichols, now a Judge amongst you, and Mr. Maynard, as his Council, before ever the Grand Jury received Testimony to find the Bill. Now, Sir, I am an Englishman, as* well as Mr. Rolfe ; have been an Officer in the Parliament Army as well as he, and fought for them as heartily as ever he did for his Life : I desire therefore, as there are many Errors in the Indictment, I may be assign'd Council, ac- cording to this Precedents of one of your own Fellow- Judges, and my Birth- right. To be continu'd. Dublin Castle, September 15 YEsterday the two Houses of Parliament, pursuant to their several Resolutions of the 12th Instant) attended his Grace the Duke of Grafton, Loid Lieuten- ant, with their respective Addresses to the King and to his Grace. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty. The humble Address of the Lords Spiritual and Tempo, ral in Parliament assembled. Most gracious Sovereign, WE the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg Leave humbly to return your Majesty our most unfeigned Thanks for your gracious Acceptance for our Expressions of Duty and Loyalty ia former Sessions of Parliament, and for the tender Con. cern your Majesty has been pleased to shew for the Wel- fare of this Kingdom, and your Readiness to concur with your Parliament in applying such Remedies as may restore it to more flourishing Condition. We likewise esteem it our great Happiness, that the Endeavours of those entrusted with ycur Majesty's Af- fairs, which, through God's Blessing, have hitherto been successful in preserving us from the Pestilence of a neigh- bouring Kingdom, have obtained your Royal Approba- tion. We cannot but acknowledge, with the greatest Grati tude, your Majesty's Goodness in leaving it to the Choice of your Parliament to have a Bank in this Kingdom, and do humbly assure your Majesty, that we will, with the utmost Attention, weigh and consider how far the Esta- blishment of one may be beneficial to your People ; and whatever Hopes the Disaffected may conceive from any unhappy Divisions amongst our selves, we promise, by our Conduct and Unanimity, to endeavour to defeat them, and to do every thing that lies in our Power for the Security and strengthening of our most excellent Church, as by Law established, and the Support of the Protestant Interest ; nor shall we fail, on our Parts, in any Testimony that may Evidence the same dutiful dis- positions which we have at all Times manifested to your Person and Government, or which may contribute to make your Majesty's Reign easy, and your People happy. And, amongst the many Instances of your Majesty'S great Goodness towards us, we beg Leave to express our entire Satisfaction in your Majesty's again placing over us, as your Lieutenant, his Grace the Duke of Grafton, whose personal Qualifications and former Con. duct have rendered him so acceptable and so desirable to this Kingdom- The Lord Lieutenant's Answer. My Lords, IWill take particular Care that this your loyal and dutiful address be laid before His Majestly with all convenient Speed. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty. The humble Address of the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses in Parliament assembled. Most gracious Sovereign, WE your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the Commons of Ireland in Parliament assem- bled, beg Leave to approach your sacred Person, with Hearts truly sensible of your constant Care and tender Concern for the Safety and Welfare of this Kingdom, and particularly for giving us this Opportunity to con- sider of the best Methods for our Preservation from the contagious Distemper which now rages in so dreadful a Manner in a neighbouring Country; and of applying the most proper Remedies for reviving our decayed trade, and making us a flourishing and happy People. We acknowledge, with the greatiest Gratitude, your Majesty's Goodness and Royal Favour to us in direct- ing a Commission to pass under the Great Seal for re- ceiving voluntary Subscriptions in order to establish a Bank, which we hope, by your Majesty's gracious Con- currence, and with proper Restrictions, may be rendered of general Advantage to the Trade of this Kingdom. Your ( 204 k Your Majesty's great regard for the Protestant interest abroad, and the near View we have of a General Peace, give the greatest Pleasure and Satisfaction to all your loyal Subjects, and are intirely owing to your Majesty's consummate wisdom and unwearied Endeavours for the Peace and Tranquility of Europe. We esteem in a particular Mark of your Majesty's Fa- vour and Goodness, that you have been pleased to ap. point his Grace the Duke of Grafton, our Chief Gover- nour, whose steady Zeal for your Majesty's Person and Government, and our happy Constitution, with his con- stant Care for the Welfare and Prosperity of this King- dom, have justly endeared him to us._ We are truly sensible of the malicious Endeavours of our Enemies to create Animosities and Divisions among Us; we therefore beg Leave humbly to assure your Ma- jesty, that we shall study to maintain the most perfect Unanimity, so necessary for the Security of our most excellent Church as by Law established, and for strength- ening the Protestant Interest of this Kingdom. And as our Happiness and Security does, under God alone, depend upon your Majesty and the Protestant Succession in your Royal House, we will, with th; greatest Chearfulness, grant such Supplies as shall be ne- cessary to secure the Peace of the Kingdom, and to sup- port your Majesty's Government with Honour. The Humble Address of the Parliament of Ireland, to his Grace the Duke of Grafton, Ld. Lieutenant. The Lord Lieutenant's Answer. Will not fail to transmit this dutiful and loyal Address by the first Opportunity, in order to be laid bejore His Ma. i'fy- To his Grace Charles Duke of Grafton, Lord Lieuten- ant General, and General Governour of Ireland. The Humble Address of the Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament Assembled. May it please Your Grace, WE the Lords Spiritual Temporal in Parliament assembled, with more than common Pleasure take this Opportunity of expressing to your Grace, how happy we think our selves. and how much we are in- debted to the goodness of His Majesty, that he has been pleased again to place your Grace in the chief Govern- ment of this Kingdom, where, by the Experience we have already had of your former Administration, we have all Reason to hope and be convinced, that nothing will be wanting in your Power to put us into a more flourishing and happy Condition than at present we en. joy; whatever doth or may depend upon us toward this good and desirable End, we beg Leave to assure your Grace we shall meet with chearful Concurrence, We return your Grace our Thanks for the Speech you have been pleased to deliver to both Houses of Parlia- ment from the Throne, and cannot deny our selves the Pleasure of taking Notice how expressive the Terms therein are of the Confidence you have in Us, and those in so engaging a Manner, that if any thing could endear your Person more to us, it would be this Mark of your good Opinion of us. Nor ought we to omit our Ac- knowledgments for the Part your Grace has taken in obtaining from His Majesty ( upon the Application of several considerable Perfons of this Kingdom) such a Commission as may terminate in the erecting of a Bank, if the Wisdom of Parliament shall find it of Advantage to the Nation. The grateful Sense of what your Grace's noble Fa- ther did, and suffered in, and for this Kingdom at the Time of its greatest Extremity, will always be preserved by us, and your Conduct in your former Administration and since your late coming among us, has been so good so easie and so endearing, and you have at all Times so interposed your Credit and Interest for our good and Advantage, that tho' your Grace were not vested with the Honour of being His Majesty's Lieutenant, we should however have and express the highest Respect and De- ference for your Person. To which Address his Grace the Lord Lieutenant was pleased to give following the Anfwer, viz. IMy Lords, Give you Thanks for your very kind Address I will represent to His Majesty your Zeal for his Ser- vice, and my best Offices shall never be wanting to re- commend me to the continuance of your Lordship's Esteem. ' r May it please your Grace, WE His Majefty's most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects the Commons of Ireland, In Parliament assfem- bled, do, with great Pleasure and Satisfaction, attend j our Grace, to return our most hearty Thanks for your excellent Speech to both Houses of Parliament- Your Grace's steddy Zeal, known Affection for His Majesty's Service and Government, and the Succession in his Royal Houfe, your faithful Adherence to our happy Constitution in Church and State, your equal Care of the Prerogative of the Crown, and the just Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and your late unwearied and successful Endeavours for our Interest and Prosperity, create in us a just and grateful Sense of his Majesty's great Regard for this Kingdom, in giving us this Op. portunity of meeting again under your Grace's wise and prudent Administration, to concert such Measures as may yet be necessary to render His Majesty's Reign over us easy, and confirm that Happiness and Security so eminently promoted under your former Government. We are fully convinced of His Majesty's tender Con. cern for the Welfare and Happiness of this Nation, in Calling us at this Time together, to consider of such Methods as may most conduce to our Preservation, and guard us from the dismal Effects of that Contagious Di- stemper which rages with such Violence in a neighbour, ing Country, and from which, we are fully satisfied, we have been preserved, ( under God) by the prudent Care and Vigilance of those intruded with the Administra- tion. The great Decay of Trade, occasioned by the publick Calamities and Misfortunes, which have affected the neighbouring Kingdoms, hath reduced this to a very low and impoverish'd state, but His Majesty's Goodness in being ready to concur With his Parliament, in applying such Remedies as may tend to revive it, will, we hope, contribute to make us a Flourishing People. We are sensible it was with this View His Majesty, by your Grace's Interposition, was pleas'd to direct; that a Commission should pass under the Great Seal of this Kingdom, for receiving Voluntary Subscriptions in order to Establish a Bank : And as this was a Matter of a General and National Concern , we cannot sufficiently admire His Majesty s great Goodness, in leaving it to the Wisdom of his Parliament to consider what Advan- tages the Publick may receive by erecting thereof, and in what Manner it may be settled, so as to be Beneficial to the Kingdom. And which, we assure your Grace, we will maturely weigh and consider ; and shall at all times express the just Sense we have of your Grace's Favour to us, in contributing your Endeavours to free this Nation from the Poverty we at present labour under. It is with great Pleasure we have heard from the Throne, that His Majesty by his unwearied Endeavours and just Influence on the Affairs of Europe, hath given us so near a Prospect of a General Peace, which is a fresh Instance of His Majesty's having truly at Heart the Happiness and Prosperity of his Subjects, and that his and their Interest are inseparable. His Majesty's dutiful Commons in every Sessions of this Paliamenr, thought it of absolute Necessity to their own Happiness, to give such Supplies as were found necessary for the Support of his Majesty's Government with Honour ; our Zeal for His Majesty Service con- tinues the same ; and as we propose to our selves great Happiness under your Grace, so we faithfully Promise, that when the several Accounts and Estimates of the Revenue shall be laid before us, we will chearfully grant the necessary Supplies, and use our best Endeavours to render your Administration Easy and Honourable, and heartily wish it may be long. The Satisfaction your Grace has been pleased to ex- press, at your being again sent by His Majefty into this Kingdom, your kind acceptance of those Instances of our Affection so justly due, and owing to your Grace for your great Care of, and sincere Concern for the true Interest of this Kingdom, and your affectionate Assurance to promote, to the utmost of your Power, the publick Good, claim the most grateful Acknowledgments His Majesty's fathful Commons can make to so excellent a Governour. And -- - - And since we cannot give a more effectual Testimony of the Honour and Esteem we have for your Grace, than by paying all imaginable Regard to your Advice, we beg Leave to assure your Grace, that we will endea- vour by our Unanimity and temper to disappoint the Hopes of the Disaffected, and stall be always ready to agree in such Measures as may be expedient for His Ma- jesty's Service, and the Good of our Country, the Secu- rity of the Church, as by Law established, and the strengthening the Protestant Interest at Home; and thereby deserve from your Grace such a Representation of our Proceedings to His Majesly, as may intitle us to the Continuance of his Royal Favour. And that thereupon his Grace was pleas'd to return the Answer following : ICan't but with the greatest Satisfaction receive your very kind Expressions of Respect and affection to Me, I shall em- ploy my utmost Care to promote to the Good of the Kingdom, by which. I hope to Merit the Continuance of them. The Eagle, Capt Rickets, bound to Jamaica, had been taken and plunder'd by a Pyrate, and being after set at Liberty was gone to Virginia to refit. We hear that Mr. Sharp of brook Street has a Grant of the Offices of receiver and Surveyor- General to the Lord Bishop of London, in the room of Richard Wood- ward, Esq, who has surrender'd his Patent of the said Offices. The Rev. Mr. Warren is presented by the Ld. Chan, cellor to the Rectorship of St. Michael Woodstreet in the room of the Rev. Mr. Smith, deceased. The Rev. Mr. Unwin is presented by the Bishop of Winchester, to a Living of 300 I. per Annum. Upon the Death of the late Bishop of Durham, the Title of Lord Crew of Stene is become Extinct, which was first conferr'd on John Crew, Esq; of Stene, by King Cha. 2d, soon after his Restoration. which he had been a zealous Promoter of Father of the said late Bishop, who was the youngest, but only Surviving of five Sons, at the Death of his eldest Brother and Predecessor, Tho. Lord Crew who by his id Marriage had four Daughters, viz the present Dutchess of Kent, the 2d married to Tho. Cartwright of Ayno in the County of Northamp- ton, Esq; the 3d to Sir John Harper . of Calke in Derby- shire, and the 4th to the present Earl of Arran, Brother of the late Duke of Ormond, a d on these Sisters, we hear, part of the Estate devolves, in particular the antient Seat at Stene, which is the Head of the Barony, falls to the Duke of Kent. The Right Hon. the Lord Herbert, haa appointed Major Sayers to be Agent of the first Troop of Guards. M. Destouches, the French Secretary residing here, has by Order from his Court notified to His Majesty, that at the Desire of the K'ng of Spain, a Marriage is agreed between the Prince of Asturias and Madomoiselle de Montpensier, Daughter of the Duke Regent. On Monday the Corpse of Mr. Dogget was interr'd at Eltham in Kent. The same Evening the Corpse of Matthew Prior, Esq; was carry'd from the Jerusalem Chamber and splen- didly interr'd in Westminster Abbey. His Majesty's Ship the Feversham, station'd at Barba- does, hath lately taken on that Coast a Pyrate Ship car- rying 16 Guns; which Ship was first call'd the Bumper, afterwards the Gamboa Castle, and was commanded by Capt. Russel, in the Service of the Royal African Com- pany; but some Time ago the said Captain and his Mate were set on Shore in Guinea, and the rebellious Crew, and 16 Soldiers that were enlisted for one of the African Settlements, ran away with the Ship for the West- In- dies, and set up for Pyrates. A few Days since Capt. Russel, by Order of the African Company, set out for Portsmouth to imbark on Board the Crow, Capt. Wilk- inson for Barbodoes. as well to make Possession of his Ship, as also to give Evidence against the Pyrates. On Sunday Evening one John Tranter, a notorious House breaker, was committed to Newgate for Burglary. As was also Philip Storey, an Accomplice of his, who hath impeach'd sixty, and among the rest this Tranter The same Night one Isaac Drew, otherwise call'd, Long Isaac the Drover, was apprehended by Jonathan Wild, there being said to be sufficient Proof that he was concern'd in the Murder of Mr. Philip Potts, Surveyor of the Window Lights, and also of Capt. Hedges of Mile end. Friday 7 Night the following Gentlemen were chosen a Committee by the East- India Company, for inspecting the By- Laws of that Company, v: z • 8 Sir John Ward, Sir Wm. Scawen, Sir Wm. Humphreys, Sir Gilbert Heathcote Sir Charles Peers, ' Sir John Eyles, And Sir Peter Delme. Jamaica, March 30 This Day his Excellency Sir Nicholas Laws following Speech to the Assembly of this Island • Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Assembly, ISent for you to put an End to this fruitless and un- successful Meeting, ( sessions I cannot call it) and am very sorry you have given me so just Occasion to complain of your neglecting His Majesty's Service, your, own true Interest, and the happiest Opportunity that ever was put into ihe Hands of any Assembly, to this Island rich, safe, and secure against all Attempts whatsoever. But that glorious Event I find frustrated, or, at least postpon'd, by the Industry of a Majority, tho' I am pleased to think, a very small one ;_ and of whom I shall say little, because I cannot justly say any thing to their Commendation. But you Mr. Speaker, and those Edmund Kelly worthy Members , who have with great Esq; Zeal and Chearfullness impartially done your Parts to hare it otherwise, and to serve the King and this Island, I do, in His Majesty's Name, and on Behalf of your Ccuntry, heartily thank you for it, and shall not fail of making a true Represen- tation of your loyal and sincere Proceedings upon all Oc- casions But in the mean time I think it proper to prorogue this Assembly : And I do, by His Majesty's Authority, and for the Service of this his Island, prorogue you to the 4th Day of April. On the 15th of next Month his Excellency the Spanish, Ambassador enters his new House in the Pall mall, where there is to be publick Rejoicings, on account of the two great Marriages lately agreed on between the Houses of France and Spain. We are assur'd that His Majesty has sent his Orders to his Ambassadors at the Courts of Paris and Madird, to Compliment them in his Name, on the Marriage of the young King of France with the Infanta of Spain; and no doubt, but upon the above Notification, the same will be done with respect to the Marriage of th: Prince of Asturias, with the Regent's Daughter. His Majesty has been pleased to order his Conge d' Elire to be passed the great- Seal, for electing to the Bishoprick of Durham, _ Dr William Talbot Lord Bishop of Sarum New Commissions are order'd to pass the Great Seal, for adding Daniel Pulteney to the Board of Admiralty, as_ also for Constituting Sir John Hobart Baronet, one of the Commissioners of Trade and Plantation in the room of Mr. Pulteney ; and the rest in both Commissi- ons stand as they did. Dr. Green will be Confecrated Bishop of Norwich in Lambeth Chapel next Sunday. Last Week Orders were sent to the several Sea Ports, to pay off the Baltick Squadron as soon as they arrive which is daily expected. . Francis Burton, Esq; is appointed Receiver of the Deductions of 6d- per Pound out of the Civil List Pay- ments. Letters from Hamburghsfay, That Count de Reenstiern the Swedish Minister there, has communicated the NewS of the Conclusion of the Peace, between the Kimg his Mat- tel, and the Czar of Musouvy, to all the Foreign Minis- ters. Altho' all the particulars'thereof have not as. yet been published, yet it is said that the Czar parts with none of his Conquests, except Finland, a Part of Carelis, and the Island of Oessel, for which he is to pay two Millions 200,000 Rubles to the King of Sweden in the Term of four Years. The King of Great- Britain is comprehended in this Treaty, as Elector of Brunswick But no mention is made of the Duke of Holstein, whose Interests have been referred to the good Pleasure
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