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Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1721. GREAT BRITAIN. The Continuition of the Life of HENRY BEAUCLERK, King of England. BUT this Sun- shine of Peace was shortly after withdrawn by the Rebellion of Robert Beliasme, Earl of Shrews- bury, who in short time being vanquished, fled in- to Normandy for Shelter. Archbishop Anselm is also said to have disturbed the Peace; by standing too stifly for the pretended Rights of the Church of Rome, against the King's real Rights and Prerogative, peremptorily depriving what Prelates he pleased of their Promotions, and re. fusing to Consecrate certain Bishops that the King had advanced. Moreover, the King and his Brother Robert continued not long in Amity, e'er Henry invading Nor- mandy, takes his Brother in Fight, whom he sent Pri- soner to Cardiff- Castle in Wales, where he had the Liber- ty to walk in the King's Meadows, Forests and Parks ; but endeavouring to make his Escape, he was committed to a stricter Durance, and also deprived of the Sight of both his Eyes; and in a few Years after died, and was buried at Glocester, his Brother Henry not long sur- viving him. Some Troubles arose from the Welsh ; but that Peo- ple the King restrained, chiefly, by placing those Flem- ings among them, whose Lands the Seas had devoured some Years before , and to whom King Rufus had grant, ed that they should seat themselves in Cumberland, The poor married Priests, Anselm sadly perplexed. And the King imposed heavy Taxes on the People, and re- served vacant Church Promotions to his own Use, under Pretence of keeping them for the most Deserving. But how unworthy he disposed some of them, may be guessed by that pretty Reproof which Gaymend his Chaplain gave him. Who on Rogation- Sunday celebrating Ser- vice in the King's Chappel, being to read that Lesson out of St. James v. 17. It rained not on the Earth, by the space of Three Years and Six Months, he purposely read, It rained not one, one, one Years, and five one Months. Which causing Laughter or Admiration in all that heard him, the King rebuked him for it, demanding the Reason why he read so. Marry quoth he, I see you bestow your Preferments on such as can read so. Wherewith the King touched, preferred him ; and for the future, was more cautious whom he raised to Preferments in the Church. The Estates both Spiritual and Temporal he caused to assemble at Salisbury ; then reforming many Abuses, and laying here the first Foundation of our High Court cf Parliament. About this Time Lewis, King of France, invaded Normandy, whither King Henry passed, and vanquished him But as his Son, Prince William, was returning after him out of Normandy, he was cast away, and with him 160 Persons of prime Note and Esteem, none of their Bodies being found. The Mari- ners had too much Wine bestowed on them at their putting to Sea. Maud, or Matilda, the Empress, after the Death of the Emperor her Husband, King Henry her Father sent ( Price Three Half Pence,) for ever into England, where calling a Parliament, he caused Stephen, his Sister's Son, with his Nobles, to swear Fealty to her, as to his lawful, and now only Heir. This is. commonly esteem'd. but without just Reason, as the first Parliament. And therefore some date the Origin of that Court from hence. But the King sailing again into Normandy, he there, after his Pleasure of Hunting, made a great Repast of Lampreys, upon the eating of which he fell exceeding sick, and after Seven Days sickness died, A. D. 1135, at the Town of St. Denys. His Bowels and Brains and Eyes were buried at Roan. The Physician that took out the Brains was poisoned with the Stench. His Body sliced, powdered with Salt, and wrapped in a Bull's Hide, was conveyed to Reading, and there buried in the Abbey which himself had Founded. His Wives were first, Maud the Daughter of Malcolm the Third, Sir named Canmoir, or Great- head, King of Scotland ; his Second Wife was Adelicia, the Daughter of Godfrey, the first Duke of Loraine. Besides his lawful Issue William and Maud, he is said to have had Fourteen Illegitimate; some say more. He built a magnificent Palace ; at Wood- stock in Oxfordshire. In a great Dearth in hi., CountrieS of Anjou and Main, he fed every Day with sufficient Substenance Ten Thousand Persons, from the beginning of April, till such Time as new Corn was inned. He erected and endowed the Sees of Carlisle and Ely, and the Abbies of Hide, Reading, Cyrencester, and tho Priory of Dunstable. His Queen Maud was so Devout; that she would go to Church bare, foot, and constantly exercise her self in Works of Charity, insomuch, that when her Brother, Prince David, came out of Scotland to visit her, he found her in her Privy- Chamber, washing wiping, and kissing prior PeopleS Feet; which he dis- liking, said, Verily, if the King your Husband knew this, you should never kiss his Lips. To which she replied, That the Feet of the King of Heaven, are to be preferred before the Lips of an earthly King. ' tis reported that when the King was preparing for his last Passage into Normandy, there happened a fearful Earthquake, and that out of Chinks in the Earth, arose burning Flames which could , not be quenched. In the Year 1 in, at Dunmow in Essex the Lady Inga founded a Priory for black Nuns, which afterwards be- came an House of Monks. Which Monks, ' tis said, did allow a Gammon of Bacon to such Married Couples, as repentd not of their bargain within a Year and a Day after Marriage, nor made any Nuptial Transgression in word or deed. This they were to make a solemn Oath of. In or near the Year ir if. and October th; 10th, o'id the River of Thames so fail of Water, that between the Tower of London and the Bridge, People not only pass'd over on Horse back, but also great Numbers both of Men and Children did wade over on foot. STEPHEN. A. D. sTephen Earl of Bloys Son to Adelicia, Daugh- 1135. ter of the Conqueror, Was admitted King by the workings of his Brother Henry Bishop of Winche- ster, and Roger Bishop of Sarum ; but chiefly through tire means of Hugh Bigot, who took his Oath that King Henry had, on his Death bed ( upon some Distaste taken against his Daughter) disinherited her, and appointed Stephen to succeed him. He was crowned at Westmin- ster on St. Stephen's Day, in A. D, 1135, by William MS" Corbell, weekly journal: oR, British Gazetteer. Corbell, Archbishop of Canterbury; the Prelates swear. ing to obey him as their King, so long as he should pre- serve the Churches Rights, and the Lay- Barons in like manner swore Allegiance to him so long as he would keep his Covenants to them, and preserve their Rights. His Right he owned to be by Election. The Charter containing his Peoples Franchises, Liberties, and Immu- nities, which he bound himself to maintain, he sealed at Oxford. Which was, that all Liberties, Customs, and Possessions granted to the Church should be firm, and in force : That Persons and Causes Ecclesiastical should appertain only to Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction : That the Vacancies of Churches and Church- mens Goods should be at the sole Disposal of the Clergy: That all bad Usages in the Land, touching Forrests, Exactions, & c. should be extirpate ; and that the ancient Laws should be restored. Many Castles he either caused or suffered to be erected in the Land, which he intended for his own Security against Maud ; but they proved greatly to his own Detriment. To be continu'd A Continuation of the Tryal of Col. John Lilburne. [ Here Lilburne interrupted Mr. Prideaux, and told him, notwithstanding his Encomiums on the Army, he [ Prideaux] was one of those who voted them Traitors, and was let down by the Commissioners of the Army as a Malignant: But he said, it seem'd Mr. Prideaux had recanted his Errors, and was become a good acquiescing Creature, or he had not been there that Day ; and de- manded, if, notwithstanding that boasted Faithfulness, the Army had not twice rebell'd against their Creators, their Lords and Masters ? Still Mr. Attorney went on, shewing what great things the Army had done, who, notwithstanding, he said could not escape Mr. Lilburn's vile Tongue and Pen, any more than the Parliament and Magistracy : And therefore he told the Jury, as they tendred the Honour of them all, and if they had any Remembrance of the great and wonderful things that renown'd Army had done; and with what Confidence and Despight to all Law and Authority, Lilburne had published these Books, he hoped they would take care he should smart for. it; and concluded, that the Court were Judges of the Law, as the Jury was of Fact; and pray'd God to direct all their Judgments. Then Mr. Keble directed the Jury, and told them, that the two Statutes of Edw VI, which required two Witnesses, was repealed by that of Queen Mary, which enacted, That the common Law should be the Rule in all Tryals of Treason : And that by the common Law one Witness, with concurring Circumstances, was suffi- cient: He tells them, that this was the greatest Treason that ever was attempted by one Man ; that it struck at no less than the Subversion of the Commonwealth and State, and to have laid them all in Blood : That he did not observe any Fact the Prisoner was charg'd with stood upon a single Testimony, but was supported by many aggravating Circumstances; and left it to their Conscien- ces if he was not Guilty of the most transcendent Treason that ever was hatch'd in England. The Jury desir'd, that they might have a Quart of Sack amongst them to refresh them before they went out; but Judge Jermin answer'd, that in Civil Cases in. deed he had known the Jury permitted to drink before they went out, but never in Capital Cases ; but said, the Court would permit them to have a Light with them, if they pleased. Lilburne mov'd, that another indifferent Person might be join'd with the Officer who was to keep the jury ; for he apprehended the Office, to be his Enemy ; which the Cou't granted, and another was sworn. The Jury withdrew ( being about five a Clock,) and the Sheriffs were commanded to carry their Prisoner into the Irish Chamber ; and the Court adjourn'd till six At six the Court returning, and the Prisoner being brought to the Bar again, the Jury came in with their Verdict ; and it being demanded, If the Prisoner was Guilty of the Treasons with which he was charg'd ? The Foreman answer'd, Not Guilty of All of them. Clerk. Not of all the Treasons, or any of them, that are laid to his Charge ? Foreman. Nor of All, or any of them. At which the People unanimously shouted for half an hoar without Intermission. Notwithstanding the Ac- quittal of the Prifoner, the Lieutenant of the Tower was commanded to carry him back to the Tower, and Major- General Skippon to guard him ; and all others were commanded to assist them, if requir'd And the Mob attended them with loud Acclamations, to the Tower Gates, and made abundance of Bonfires in the Streets that Night. And on the 8th of November, the Council of State, finding the People uneasy at their con- tinuing Lilburne a Prisoner, directed their Warrant to the Lieutenant of the Tower to discharge him : Which Warrant was sign'd by John Bradshaw the President. It appears, that some time after the Parliament made an Ordinance for the Banishment of the said John Lil- burne; and enacted, that he should be adjudged Guilty of Felony, if ever he was found in England after such a limited time. Upon which Act or Ordinance the said John Lilburne was taken into Custody again, and brought to his Tryal at the Old Bailey, on Saturday the 20th of August 1653, And the Jury acquitted him of the Felony; at which the Parliament were so incens'd, that they made an Or- der that the Jurors should be brought before the Council, and give their Reasons why they acquitted him of the Felony, against plain Evidence. But the Jurors being separately examin'd, would give no other Answer, but that they look'd upon themselves to be judges as well of Law as Fact; and that they went according to their Consciences : And as to the Reasons that induc'd them to acquit him, they would give none. The Conclusion of the Trial of Col. John Lilburne. SIR, _ Nov. 28, 1721 TT having been your laudable Practice to Publish what may be of Use to your Country in your Weekly Journal ; ' tis thought by some very wise and good Men that what follows may have a direct Tendency that, way. Which if you'll please to insert in your next, will lay great Obligations upon many of your Readers, and amongst the rest, your Humble Scivant, B. M. THE Supream and Glorious Creator of Heaven Earth having put into the Heart of our most gracious King, and his Nobles, Privy Councellors, to appoint a Day or Publick Humiliation by Fasting and Prayer, on the eighth of December next I a most un- worthy Subject, and great Sinner, yet a hearty Lover of my Native Country, and its happy Constitution, with all Humility, beg leave to offer these my Thoughts. My dear Country- men, let us all, every Individual Per- son obey the Voice of Heaven and our King, in most Re- ligiously Observing this Day of Publick Humiliation,; in pouring out our Souls , and lifting up our united cries to the Father of Mercies, that he would spare this Na- tion, and prevent those desolating Plagues and Judg- ments, we have so great reason to fear, and which have fallen so severely upon a Neighbouring Nation ; and re- move those Evils we feel, thro' the Prophaness and De- bauchery of the Age we live in. and the want of Bro- therly Love one to another ; this being a time wherein Iniquity abounds, and the Love of many wax cold. Remember, I Beseech you, ' tis to be kept as a Day of Fasting and Prayer, let us not then mock an All- seeing God, by only pretending to Fast, but observe it most religiously as God's Word directs. For Fasting is an Ordinance of God, and a Moral duty of Man, Stamp'd with a divine Sanction of Heaven's regard In which : we ought totally to abstain from the Ordinary use of Food and Labour, from all worldly Business and De- lights. In such a time we may, nay ought to appear to Men to Fast, our Garb, our Deportment, and every thing else ought to be a certain Indication of the deep Humi- lity of our Souls before God, to declare we are altogether unworthy of Food and Rayment, or any Blessing or Favour from him. This is a proper means of humbling our Flesh, and raising our Souls in ardent and solemn Prayer, and to engage us to a thorough turning from Sin to God. I humbly pray that the Third Chapter of Jonah may be read, and serioisly consider'd, from the fifth Verse to the end; Compair'd with Joel 2. from verse 12, to 13 Isa. 58 from verse 1 to 12 Inclusive. 1 Kings 21. 27, 28, 29. And Psal. 33. 13. This Fasting, as I could abundantly shew from sacred Scripture, and History of the best of writers, has been the Practice of Devout and Holy- Men in all Ages and Nations, and such Devout Humiliations has had the Di- vine C 2095 ) vine regard of Heaven, as the Scriptures above, and these following witness; Exod. 3 3. from 4 to the 9 h. Jofh. 7. from 6, to the 10th. 2 Sam. 12 16. 2. Chron. 20. from i, to 20. Esra 9. Nehem. 1. Hest. 4. 16,17. Dan. 9 3, & c. and 10. 1, & c. This Practice of Fasting with Prayer, was also the usage of our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, his Holy Apostles and Disciples, Saints and Martyrs, to our pree nt now. Give me leave, dear Countrey men, with Pleasure to remind you that the 16th of December last was a Day thus appointed by Publick Authority, and was Univer- sally observ'd ( as I have been credibly inform'd) by all perswasions, even Roman Catholicks and Jews them- selves ; and the success you know has been, that not one Soul has perished by any Contagion in our Isle, Hea- ven having averted the Blow from us, tho' most unworthy. Since which, many Thousand have observed times of solemn Fasting and Prayer both in publick and private, as I have sufficient reason to Believe. And further to Animate us to our Duty, let us thankfully remember what God has done for this sinful Land and Nation, from time to time sav'd us from Iminent and Impending Ruin, and preserv'd us as a People, and his Gospel ( as we see) amongst us to this Day. To go no further back than the Gunpowder Treason, what did God do then for a sinful Nation ? What hath he not done since? Sav'd us from Ruin by Popery and Arbitrary Power in the Year 1688. and that on the 5th of November too, on which Day he so Remarkably sav'd us before; a Day conspicu- ous in all our British Annals, and shall be, I hope, so long as Time shall last, the Protestant Religion hath since, when in great Danger of being subverted by a spurious Pretender, been wonderfully preserved to us and our posterity by out most Gracious Sovereign King George, whom God long preserve as a Blessing to our Church and Nation. Amen. There is Advice, that two Ships belonging to Scarbo- rough and one to Hull, were run on Shore in Yarmouth road in the late Storm, and another Ship was a'fo run cn Shore and lost there. A Fly- boat from Bourdeaux was likewise lost at New. Haven. Thc Report of thc Death of Mr. Watson, His Maje- sty's Printer at Edinburgh, is contradicted by the Paper which first related the Story. The Chitty Frigate from Cadiz is arriv'd in the Downs having a great Treasure on board, said to amount to 300000. Pieces of Eight, being the Effects of our Mer- chants from on board the Flotilla lately arriv'd there, having left behind in her Passage the Merry Frigate and another Ship, very richly laden with the like Commo- dites. Mr. James Biss having some Time ago fought a Duel In the Meuse with his Friend Mr. Thomas Crofts, where- in both were dangerously wounded, and the latter being since dead, the former, who had been committed to the Gatehouse but afterwards admitted to Bail, hath surren- der'd himself, and is now re- committed to tHe said Goal, in order to take his Trial at the ensuing Sessions. They write from the Downs, that the Expedition, Capt. Galpin, which was a shore, is got off again ; the Dutchess of Cornwal, Capt. Goddard, after every Per- son had left her, got off again, and drove into Ramsgate Pier; the Vine, Capt. Mitchel, which was a shore, was also got off again, and in Romsgate Pier. The Goods of the Leghorn Factor were daily saved by the Town's. Boats, but a great many of them were likewise lost, There is also an Account, that the Byam, Capt. West for St. Christopher's, which was forced out of the Downes in the late Storm, is safe at Leostaff. Monday was held a General Court of the York. Buildings Company for declaring a Dividend ; and after the Minutes of the late General Court were received and approved, the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Westmorland, their Governour, made a Speech, which he open'd with setting forth the original Design of forming that Com- pany, the purchasing the Estates forfeited by the late Rebellion, from whence they might expect the Favour and Encouragement of the Government. He then ex- plain'd the present State of their Stock, and set forth the Advantage of their Purchases made in Scotland and England, by which they had now begun a Trade in Coals and Salt, which in time promised great Profit to the Company. He acquainted the Company, that the Governour and Court oF Assistants had appointed their Lottery to be Drawn the 11th of December next, at Mercers- Hall ; and observ'd, That they had great Rea- son to believe, that their Blanks would raise to a higher Value than what People now generally rated them at. He said, that they had resolved that the last Half- year's Dividend due at Michaelmass, should be one and a half per Cent, in Money ; to which the General Court agreed Nemine Contradicente. Then it was proposed. that a Committee of seven Persons, appointed to see the Management of the Lot. tery, should have an Allowance of two Guinea, a Day for their Expences, which was likewise agreed to by the General Court. On Saturday about six in the Evening, a Boat with 3 Persons going thio' Bridge, struck on the Pier of, the King's Lock ; two of them, by the Violence of the Blow, were beat over board, and Drown'd ; the other was drawn up by Ropes unto the Three Neats- Tongues Ale. house on the Bridge. The Chevalier d'Eon, who formerly manag'd the King of Spain's Affairs here, in relation to the South- sea Company, is again return'd hither to resume that Employment. Sig. Fiorelli, residing here as Secretary of the Repub- lick of Venice, has notified by Order of that State, that during the present Apprehension of the Plague, all Bri. tish Subjects residing to the Venetian Dominions, are re- quired to send with all Goods exported from Great Bri- tain, and carried by Sea or Land to the faid Venetian Dominions, Authentick Certificates of Health, specify- ing the Quality of all such Goods, the Marks and Num- bers of Bales, and particularly that the same are of the Product or Manufacture of Great- Britain, and were packed up in the Port or Place mentioned in the Certifi. cates: In Default of which, the Ships and Goods will be put under Quarantain. And all British Subjects who would go into the Venetian Dominions by Sea or Land, are likewise required to take with them Certificates of Health ; otherwise they will be obliged to perform Quarantain. Last Fryday 7- Night the Lord Bishop of Salisbury took the Oaths and his Seat in Parliament. Mr. James Nihell, Cabinet Secretary to K James 2d, dy'd lately at Paris Aged 72. Last Saturday Night the Earl of Cadogan arriv'd in Town, having been in very great Danger of being lost at Sea, in a violent Storm which lasted above 14 Hours lasted above 14 Hours, wherein the Fubbs Yatcht which his Lordship was in, was forc'd to throw her Guns and Boat overboard, and some part of his Lordships Baggage,' 8cc. The Mary Yatcht, which sail'd at the same time from Helvoet- Sluice, was driven back again by contrary Winds. Last Saturday John Wesson was committed to New. gate for Ravishing a Girl about 13 Years of Age. Mr. Barton, the Common- Hunt, it made Sword Bearer of the City, and not Mr. Stewart as was former- ly said. There will be a new State- Lottery. The latter end of last Week an Information was brought into the Exchequer against a Malster of War- minster, in Wiltshire, for endeavouring to defraud the Government of the Excise of 3000 Bushels of Malt: But the Evidence for the Crown being examin'd by the Council on the Defendant's Side, and ask'd what he was to get by the Tryal, and he owning in Court, that the Officer for the Duty on that Commodity had given him 5 s. in Hand, and promised him 101. more if the Cause went for him, his Evidence was thereupon set aside, and Verdict given by the jury for the Defendant. Letters from Gibraltar say, that three English Men of War continue here, and two others are expected from Ca- diz. Three English Merchants Ships, of which Wm. Moor, Robert Williams, and George Evans are Masters, sail'd Yesterday from this Place for Alicant and Leg- horne. According to an Agreement made with the In- fidels of Morocco, a Vessel is to go and come once every Week between this Place and Tetuan, so that the Com- merce between both Countries is establish'd to the Ad- vantage of England. Letters from Turin say, that two or three Days ago a Woman of this Town was brought to Bed of a Child with two Heads : it was Baptized, and dying soon after, was dissected ; but it appearing that all the inward parts were double and distinct, our Casuists are in mighty Pain, because only single Baptism was administer'd. Admiralty. Admiralty- Office, November 27 The Report of Thomas Goodall Quarter. Master, Wil- liam James Musician and Seaman, and Robert Wil- fon a young Man a Seaman, who were saved out of the Royal- Anne- Galley, when she was lost upon the Lizard Point the 10th of November, 1721. THomas Goodall says, They sailed on Tuesday Morning, the 7th, out of Catwater, little Wind, then at N E. but falling calm, they anchored in Causon- Bay, from whence they sailed about Ten a- Clock that night, being little Wind at N. W. Wednesday the 8th the Wind was variable, most Westerly ; they plyed to the Westward, and after Twelve at Noon made the Deadman, and tack'd, and stood to the Southward, Wind then at W. S. W. Thursday the 9th, at Four in the Afternoon, they made the Land, about five Leagues off, which they took to be the Lizard, Wind at W. S. W. blowing fresh, they had two Reefs in their Topsails. They then tack- ed to the Southward, and lay by with the Foretopsail to the Mast, Courses halled up, intending to bear for Ply- mouth, it being like to be bad Weather. They lay by till 12 at Night, and ( the Captain being upon Deck) they bore away, and steer'd N. E. with their two Topsails reeft, a fresh Gale. It was then this Man's Turn to sleep ; but before Three a. Clock he heard a great Noise that they saw the Land, and they call'd down to clear the Cables, which he went about to do, but soon went upon Deck, the Ship being brought to the Southward, and the Foretack got aboard, Wind at S. W. but could not weather the Rocks without them. 1 They put the Helm a Lee to stay, but the Captain called to keep fast the Fore- Sheet ; at the same Time the Ship struck upon a sunk Rock, which is not above Pistol Shot from the Land of the Lizard, some sunk Rocks lying half a Mile or more without them. The Ship bulged, and in about a Quarter of an Hour or more broke to Pieces, the Lar- board Side falling away first, and many Men with it: He kept to the Starboard Side, which soon broke to pieces, and drove over the sunk Rock ; he seeing a Rock near him above Water, left the Wreck, and swam to it, and got upon it, where he found William James. A Boat fetch'd him from this Rock in the Afternoon about Three a Clock Friday the ioth, which Boat came to fish for what they could get. William James says as the other, That they sailed from Plymouth Sound on Tuesday after Night; that they lay by on Thursday Night, in order to bear up for Plymouth. About three a Clock in the Morning he was waked with a great Noise, being then asleep be- tween Decks, and when he came upon Deck, he saw the Land under the Lee; the Ship being then brought to, to the Southward ; and he heard the Men call from the Forecastle, that there were Breakers a Head; the Helm was put a Lee, but presently after the Captain called to keep fast the Fore- Sheet; but the Ship immediately struck, and foon after the Larboard- Side broke away, but he got up upon the Star board Quarter, which in a little time broke also to Pieces, and fell into the Water, and then he swam to the dry Rock, which was not above three or four Yards from him ; but says, as Goodall also did, that they, had great Difficulty, by reason of the Surf of the Sea, to get upon it; and says that Rock is not above Musket- shot from the main Land. Robert Wilson was asleep in his Hammock when they Called to clear the Cables, and he presently cut down his Hammock, being in the Way of the Cables. When the Ship struck, he ran up upon Deck, and got upon the Starboard Quarter, but was washed from thence, and got hold of the Stump of the Larboard Quarter : Upon which were also three Men more. viz. Edward Wail Quarter. Master, Alexander Thompson, and Richard Tiller: These four drove away with the Tide of Flood to the Eastward, upon the said Piece of Wreck, about three Hours ; and then being near the Shore, Wilson left the Wreck and swam to the Shore, where he got up upon the Rocks with Difficulty ; the Piece of Wreck with the other three Men, drove into a little Cove just by him; the other Men called to him, to ask if he could help them but he could not, it being dark; but near Day- light, he supposes the Sea dashed the Wreck against the Rocks, and so those three Men perished. Last Tuesday, the Earl of Montrath of Ireland was married to the Lady Diana Newport, Daughter of the earl of Bradford. We hear, that Winnington Jeffreys, esq; who is one of the Welch Judges, and the only one who had not his Salary augmented upon his Majesty's coming to the Crown, hath now a Warrant for ico 1. per Annum addition to his Salary, and 700l for the seven Years in which he had no Augmention. Letters from Rhode Island dated Sept. 29. bring Ad- vice, that Capt. Clark from Sr. Martin's and Connecti- cut, and Capt. Sandford from Newfoundland, were come in there; by whom they had an Account, that a French Pyrate thac took Capt, Chase of that Port on his Passage to Barbadoes fome Time before, and then told him he was bound Newfoundland to get Provisions and Men, was himself taken on Bank Vere, to the Southward of Newfoundland; by a Guardship of about 30 Guns, fitted out by the French Merchants to protect their Trade there, who carry'd him to Cape Bieton : He inform'd them that there was another Pyrate of 24 Guns on the Grand Bank, that was to have acted in concert with him; The Hon. Col Lumley, 2d Son of the Earl of Scar- borough, is preparing to set out for Lisbon, where he is to succeed Mr. Worseley as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal, and the latter will proceed from thence to his Government of Barbadoes. Dr. Cannon is made Dean of Lincolne, and Dr. Gee one of His Majesty's Chaplains, Dean of Peterborough. They write from Edinburgh that the Laird of Glen- gary, one of the chief Heads of Clans, died lately at his House in the Highlands. This Week died John Harvey, Esq; of Thurleigh In the County of Bedford, Esq; formerly Kt. of the Shire for that County. There are Letters from good Hands out of Yorkshire, which give an Account, that a young Woman there, at the Instigation of her Sweetheart, in regard an Estate might devolve to them, had Poison'd her own Father, Mother, and Brother. Sir Robert Sutton is arriv'd in Town from paris, snd has been at Court to wait on His Majesty. On Tuesday last being the last Day of the Term, Mr. Law, accompanied by several Persons of Distinction, Pleaded His Majesty's most gracious Pardon at the Court of King's Bench at Westminster. At the same time, Jervoise, the famous Smugler and Owler, lately taken by Lieut. Jekyl, was brought into Court, and order'd to Horsham Goal to be try'd there at the next Assizes. the Captives redeemed by the late Treaty with the Emperour of Morocco, being now come up the River, are to land on Monday the 4th of December next, and will the same Day proceed in a Body from the Water. Side through the City, to the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, to return Thanks to Almighty God for their Deli- verance from Slavery: A Sermon is appointed to be there preached to them suitable to the Occasion, and a Charitable Collection will at the same time be made fos their Relief. Liverpool, Nov. 26. Yesterday sailed hence the Betty Galley of this Place for the Isle of Man and Virginia, and near 20 Ships for Ireland, some of which are put back, and report, that in a great Storm which began here between four and five a Clock last Evening, several of the outward bound were lost, and by the most credi- ble Account the following are lost, viz. The Alice of Dundalk • William of Londonderry for Londonderry; Monmouth of Portferry for Portferry ; Three Brothers of Newry for Newry ; Anne and Christian of Portferry for Dublin; and Hopewell of Northam for ditto. Ar- rived the Salamander of this Place from Virginia. We are afraid, the Loss in the Storm is greater than by the above Account. We shall endeavour to be more parti, cular in our next. The Weather has been very tem- pestous for fome time ditto. By a Dutch Ship arrived in Holland from the Cape de Verde Islands, we have the following strange Relation, which is well attested to several Merchants in this City. That on the 7th Day of November, 1720, a strange Man was seen to float in the Sea, not far from the shore, being supported by a Piece of Timber, on which he sat, with a Bottle of Strong- Waters in his Hand. Those who first beheld this Spectacle, were fishing in a small Boat, and judging him to be the Relick of some Ship- wrack, for there had been a great Tempest in those Seas about that Time ; made up to him, and took him into his Skiff: He express'd his Gratitude for this Kind, ness, in the best Manner he cou'd, ( for no body under- stood stood his Language) and when be was COme Ashoar, he fell on his Knees, and having lift up his Hands and Eyes to Heaven, he prostrated himself, and kiss'd the Earth : His Garments were made of the Skins of Fishes , the Hair of his Head of a Flaxen Colour, and he seem'd not to faint for Want of Sustenance ; which made every one conclude that he had kept up his Spirits with that Chymical Liquor in the Bottle, which was near half emptied. As soon has he saw the rising Moon, he fell on his Face, and mutter'd certain barbarous Words, knocking his Forehead against the Ground. Then he rose and danc'd after a wild Manner, singing pretty na- tural Airs; and at every Stop, with his right Hand ex- tended, pointed to that Planet, expressing both in Tone and Actions, much Devotion and Love. Many learned Men were sent to consider this Stranger, and if possible, by Signs or other Means, to discover from whence he came, and what Fate or Accident had thus abandon'd him to the Fury of the Wind and Waves, to the Extre- mity of hunger, cold and watching ; and to the devour- ing jaws of Sea- Monsters, but all their Efforts were un- succesful. They spoke to him in several Languages and he answer'd them, but still in a Dialect different from any of theirs, and altogether unknowns he seem'd to utter his Words in a Tone between whistling and singing, which made some conclude he was a Chinese, because that People pronounce many of their Letters after the same Manner; so do the Inhabitants of Tun- quin and Malabar, with other Kingdoms in the east of Asia, and Letters with them are as significant as Words with the Europeans. They shew'd him Maps of the World done by several Hands, and in various Languages, with particular Charts of all the Maritime Regions on Earth, but to no other purpose than to excite his Devotion a- fresh to the Moon, whose Resemblance he saw in some of those Papers ; he wou'd smile at that Sight, kiss his Fore Finger and with a religious Complaisance, touch the Figure of that Planet ; then seeming to be in a won- derful good Humour, he wou'd turn round and fall a dancing, with his Arms stretch'd, and turn'd in the same Posture as those who use Castanets or Cymbals, singing all the while a sort of inarticulate Sound, but surpriz- ingly musical and sweet; so that no- body knew what to make of him; he appear'd very temperate, modest and resign'd, refusing no Meat or Drink that were offered him, yet neither eat or drank to Excess, neither was he discontented at his Lodging or any other Usage, though they tried to vex him several Ways, that they might see how he wou'd vent his Passion, but he smil'd at all, and submitted patiently to every thing they imposed on him ; one thing was observable, that whenever he saw any Water, he wou'd run to it immediately and wash himself as well as he could in those Circumstances, never for get- ting to sprinkle some towards that Part of Heaven where the Moon was visible, and when they led him into the Fields and Gardens, he wou'd crop the Grass and Flow- ers, and with a composed look wou'd throw them up in the Air, adding such religious Gestures as convinc'd every one, that he did it in honour of some Power above. Various were the conjectures of Men about him, some were of one Opinion and others quite different. No- body cou'd positively conclude any thing, neither was It possible, as we are inform'd, for the wisest Men in those Parts to find out this Mystery. Last Tuesday a Bill was found by the Grand- Jury at Westminster, against Reason and Tranter , the two Bailiffs now in Newgate, for the Murder of Captain Lutterel , and they are to be try'd next Week at the Old- Bailey The Evidence for finding the Bill were three Persons, first a Footboy belonging to the deceas'd, who depos'd, That two Men met his Master going toward the Water- side, who came back with him to the House ; that one of them went to fetch the Attorney, but return'd and said he was not to be found .- That presently he heard a Pistol go off, and running up Stairs, saw one of the Bailiffs Stab his Master. The next was a Woman who liv'd over the Way, who depos'd that she look'd out cf her Window, and plainly saw one of the Bailiffs take down a Pistol and fire it at caPtain The other was a Waterman, who hearing a Noise, and a Pistol go off, run up Stairs, and found the Captain shot and Bleeding on the Floor; one of the Bailiffs said, my Thumb is shot off; ay, but says this evidence here isworse mischief done, the Gentleman is kill d; and raising him up, the Blood gush'd out at his Wounds, that the bailiffs would have got away, but were secur'd. Enfield, Nov. 17. 1720' SIR, ( , AS I see in the Papers, several Relations of the Cru- elty of Bailiffs, about five or siX of which Profession we are told, are now in Newgate for Murder, I desirer you will give the following Narrative a Place in your Paper, which has, as you will find by the Sequel, some Relation to one of those Facts: Some time ago a Bai- liff came down from London with a Writ against a certain Officer, who lives near this Town, and concert- ed with another Bailiff of this Town about Executing the same accordingly the Matter was contriv'd as follows The Country Bailiff disguis'd himself like a begging Cripple, and so planted himself on the back of the Of- ficer's House ; to Watch for his coming out, as he us'd to do, to walk on the Chace. It happen'd, that another Officer, a Captain, whole Name I forbear to Publish, who liv'd near the other, came out to walk there, and was picking up some Mushrooms in his Morning Gown ; the Bailiff, who thought himself sure of his Prize drew near the Captain, pretending also to be picking up Mush- rooms, till by this means approaching the Captain, he saluted him in a very pitiful Tone, desiring to know if he wou'd buy his Mushrooms. The Captain seeing him look like a poor Cripple, told him, that he gather'd usually as many as he had Occasion for, but in regard he seem'd a very poor Man, he wou'd give him some- thing for them ; but as he was putting his Hand in his Pocket, the Bailiff up with his Crutch and gave him a Blow which made him stagger, and before he cou'd re- cover himself, knock'd him down, then clapp'd a Pistol to his Head, and Swore G— d mn him, if he made the least Resistance he was a dead man, and so led him toward the Town with a Pistol cock'd, held to his Head, the Captain in the heighth of his Surprize, and stunn'd with the Blow, cou'd not guess at the Design or meaning of this barbarous Usage, or whether the Man meant to rob him or no, the Pistol being still kept at his Head cock'd and the Fellow's Hand on the Trigger. Com- ing to the Town, the other Bailiff who came from Lon- don waited for them, and seeing the Captain brought in that manner, cry'd cut, as ' tis said, to his Consort G d mn the Rogue, why did you bring him alive, why did not you shoot him thro' the Head, with other Words of the like Import. The Captain astonish'd at this odd and barbarous Proceeding, said, Pray Gentle- men, who do you take me for, and what have I done to Merit this Usage i they repeated their ill Language, and told him they had a Writ against him for a great Sum of Money, at the Suit of such a One, I'm positive, reply'd the Captain you are mistaken, for I owe no Body a Shilling in the World. Coming into a Publick- House in the Town, with the Captain their Prisoner, and taking A Room, the Woman of the House coming in, and seeing the Captain in that Condition, cry'd out in Surprize, Lord Captain C-- n what's the Matter ? at which Name the Bailiffs started, and ask'd her if it was not such a Gentleman? She answer'd no, that Gentleman is in London, upon this the Bailiffs took to their Heels, and made off: The Country Bailiff, the Captain is Prosecuting to an Outlawry, who has never been heard of since; and the other it seems appears to be one of those who murder'd Captain Lutterell, and we are assur'd that the Captain will be SUbpaena'd as an Evidence on the Tryal by the deceas'd's Widow, to vouch this barbarous Pas- sage. This Sir, is, as far as I can learn, the Substance of that infamous and barbarous Story, I am, & c. Another Woman has been kill'd in Covent Garden by two Bailiffs, who also broke open a Door to arrest her Husband, they have been- committed to Newgate by Justice Perry. There are now no less than six of these Cannibals in Custody for Murder. Prisoners committed to NeWgate since our last. Anne Jervise, for stealing two Watch Cases, value 4l. Nath. Hawes ( who had been an Evidence, and broke: out of New Prison about a Week before) for robbing of one Hall on Finchley Common, and taking from him 6s. being all he had ; but not being contented with that, thinking his Horse better than his own, he demanded that too, but Hall was resolv'd rather to part with his Life, and so they fell to Scuffling, and the honest Man overcame him, and brought him to Town, and is like to reap che Reward for IT. Wm. Beddo, for stealing a Firkin of Pale Ale off a Last Week one Wm. Burridge, who broke out of New. Prison at the same time with Hawes, attempted to rob a Man near Tottenham Highcross, but the said Person was so resolute, that he fought him on Herfebick, till they pull'd one another off, and then atruggled on the Ground; but the Thief being nimbler at rising, took to his Heels, and left his Horse behind. Catherine Green, and Sarah Holmes, for picking a Gentleman's Pocket of < r 1. Ann Williams, and James Drew, the Man for con- riving with Ann Williams to rob her Master to the Value of 7 1. In the State. Lottery which is coming out for the Year ensuing, the Tickets will be Ten Pound a piece; five Blanks to a Prize ; and the Blanks in the last Lottery will be taken as Money, at 8 1. and any one paying 40 !• more, has a Ticket allowed them. The Act of Insolvency, will extend to all Debts Under 100 ). Thursday being the Anniversary of the Feast of St. An- drew, the Patron Saint of Scotland, his Majesty, their Highnesses, and the Young Princesses wore Crosses in Honour of the Day. We have received the melancholly Account from Holy- well in Flintshire, that a Farmer's Daughter near that Town , Poison'd her Father and Brother; she is about 18 Years of Age, and having a mind to dress more nicely than her Father would allow, broke open the Desk where he kept his Money, and took thence about ; 1. bought herself Cloaths last Michaelmas- Fair at Chester, and finding herself suspected and charg'd with the Mo- ney by her Father, she thought fit to Poison him, being his House- keeper. Her Brother, Butler to the present Bishop of St Asaph, coming to his Father's Funeral, had the same Fate ; and there being some suspicion of foul Play seen upon her Father's Body, the Minister of the Parish of Hollywell would not Bury the Son, hearing he had his last Dose at his Father's Funeral, till he had sent for Mr. Lawson of Chester, and other Surgeons, and had his Body open'd ; he was found to be Poison'd, and his kind Sister, upon Scrutiny, was found to have bought a sufficient Quantity of Arsenick at an Apothe- cary's in Hollywell; she is since committed to Goal, in order to be try'd next Sessions. On Thursday a great Number of Mercers and Silk. Weavers went in a Body to Westminfter, and preferred to the Honourable House of Commons a Petition, com- plaining of the Use and Wear of East India Wrought Goods, and we hear their Grievances will be redressed. On Wednesday last one Harris a Solicitor, was Try'd at Westminster upon an Indiftment found some time ago at Hick's Hall, and thence removed by him by Certiorari to the Court of King's Bench at Westminster, for Scandal and Conspiracy against the Rev. Mr. Sutton Morgan of St. Margarets Westminster, in pretending and endeavour, ing to charge the said Mr. Morgan with getting one Mrs Davis, Harris's Sister with Child, and giving her the foul Disease, with design to extort from him a con- siderable Sum of Money. The Conspiracy appeared plain upon the Evidence given for the King, and that' the Child was got by another Person, and likewise by the Confession of Davis herself, now in Carmarthen. Goal ; upon the whole he was found Guilty of the in- dictment, and is to receive Judgement next Term, till which time he was remanded to his former Habitation the Fleet Prison. Capt. Collier, Commander of the Fubbs Yatcht, who brought the Earl Cadogan from Holland, as soon as he arriv'd at Harwich, receiv'd the melancholly News that his Son, the youngest Lieutenant of the Royal- Anne- Galley, was unfortunately drowned when the said Ship was cast away. Next Saturday will be inserted the Fairy Tatler, for the Diversion and Entertainment ( chiefly) of the fair Sex, to be continu d Weekly. Christen'd Males 199. Females 191. In all 390. Buried Males 117. Females 142. In ail 459 Increased in the Burials this Week 24. ' CASUALTIES Bruised to Death at St. Mary at Rotherhith r. Burnt 2. One accidentally a~ St. Botolph without Bishopsgate and one ( an Infant) at Sr. Giles without Cripplegate Cut her Throat ( being Lunatick) at St. Swithin at Lon. don Stone i. Died of a Fall at St. Martin In the Fields i. Drown'd i. One accidentally in the River of Thames at St. Olave in Southwark, and one at St. Dunstan, at Stepney. Excessive Drinking i. Found dead at St. Ma- ry at Lambeth i. Kill'd by a Bullet Shot from a Fowl- ing Piece at St. Mary at Islington r. Murder'd 2, One at St. Botolph without Aldgate, and one by a Pistol Shot at it Giles in the Fields. Overlaid 4. South Sea Stock was 95. Bank 1: 4. India 141. Af. rican 16 Unsubscried Lottery Annuity 99. York BuiL- dings 32 3 qrs. wiihout the Dividend of 1 and a half per Cent-. Royal Exchange Assurance 7. London Assurance y. We beg our Correspendent Delmester's Pardon, for not in- serting his Letter this time which for want of room, shall be in. serted in our next, without fail. ADVERTISEMENTS; ANew- built Brick House in Cannon- street, neatly fitted up, and Very convenient for a Merchant, or Shopkeeper, and a warehouse thereunto belonging, is to be Lett for the Term of eighteen Years ; and se- veral Parcels of Bermingham Wares and Toys of divers Kinds are to be dispos'd of by the Assignees of Mr. John Lowe's Estate; A more particular Account of which said House and Goods, may he had of Mr. Smith an Attorney in Monument Yard. Nov. 25, 1721. Tho. Smith. LONDON: Printed and Sold by T. READ, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street.
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