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Date of Article: 07/04/1722
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SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1722. C 3 2 0 l ) T H E Weekly Journal: oR, British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. G R E A T. B R I T A I N. The Life Of EDWARD the IIId. King of England. EDward the Third was crowned King upon Chandlemas- day being the eighth Day after that his Father had made a Resignation of the Crown to him. And now because sundry great Persons, with the whole Order of Friars Preachers, took Pity on the old King's Captivity; Mortimer therefore hastned to dis- patch him out of the Way ; in order to which, he pro- cured an Express from the young King ( then about 16 Years of Age; to remove him from Kenelworth castle, delivering him into the Hands of those ignominious Knights Thomas de Gurney Senior. and John Mattre- vers, who conveying him from Kenelworth to Barkly Castle, there Murthered him ; by running a burning Spit up into his Body, as he was about to disburthen Na- ture September 22. 1317. His Body was buried at Gloucester. To animate the bloody Regicides to the Commitment of the horrid Fact, ' tis said, this ambiguous Phrase was invented by Adam de Torleron, Bishop of Hereford, and sent to them by Mortimer, Edwardum occidere nolite timere bonum est. Gourney or Corney and his villainous Com- panions, when they would needs shave the King on his Way to Barkly, lest he should be known and rescued, inforced him to lie down On a Molehill; and the rascal Barber, insulting, told him, that cold Water out of the next Ditch should serve for his Trimming at that Time ; To whom the sorrowful King answered, Whether you will or no, there shill be warm Water, and therewith shed tears plentifully. But young King Edward at his Father's Death was upon the Borders of Scotland, where having invironed the Scots in the Woods of Wividale and Stanhope, by the Treason of Mortimer they escaped, and he returned ingloricus, after an huge Waste of Trea- sure and great Peril of his own Person. For had not his Loyal Chaplain stept in and received the mortal Wea- pon In his own Body, the King's Life had been lost. Shortly after this, Peace was concluded with the Scots, upen dishonourable Terms to the English, by the Procurement of the Mother Queen, and her Minion Mortimer. Joan, the King's Sister, was married to David Bruce; the Scots, in Derision, calling her Joan Make peace. King Edward at the Treary of Peace sealed Charters to the Scotish Nation, the Contents whereof contrived by his Mother, Roger Mortimer, and Sir James Douglas, without the Privity of the English Peers. He also delivered to them that famous Evidence called the Ragman- Roll, and likewise quitted them of al1 his Claim to the Government of Scotland, withal rendrirg back certain Jewels taken by the English from the Scots, amongst which was one of special Note, called the Black Cross of Scotland. In the same Year, being c c year 0f our Lord 1327 died Charles the Fair, King of France, by whose Death the Crown of that Kingdom devolved to Edward King of England, in Right of his Price Three Halfpence. Mother Queen Isabel, who was Daughter to Philip the Fair, and sister to Lewis Hutin, Philip the Long, and Charles the Fair, all Kings of France successively ; and all three dying without Issue, the whole right now seeming to be in Isabel, the only Child of the said Philip that had any Issue. But the French pretending a Fun- damental Law, or Entail, called the Salique Law, by which no Woman was inheritable to France, sought to debar King Edward his Right, receiving to the Crown Philip of Valois, whose Father was younger Brother to Philip the Fair, advancing the Brother's Son before the Daughters Son, not following Propinquity or Descent of Blood, but Meliority of he Sex Againft the Stream of the Queen, ' and her Lord Mortimer's absolute Sway, some great Persons now stood, amongst whom was the King's Uncle, Edmund Earl of Kent, whose Death the Queen and Mortimer shortly procured. Nor was Mor- timer's Fall now far off, for the King beginning to per- ceive his own Peril in the other's Potency, upon good Advice therefore surprized Mortimer with the Queen- Mother in Nottingham- Castle, and ' by a Parliament held at Nottingham, Queen Isabel's Dowry was taken from her and only a Pension of a Thousand Pound per Annum allowed her. Mortimer was condemned in open Parliament at Westminster, for causing the young King to make a dishonourable Peace with the Scots, from whom he received Bribes: For procuring the Death of St. Edward of Caernarvan, the late King. For over. Familiarity with Isabel the Queen Mother for polling and robbing the King and Commons of their treasure. He was ignomiously drawn to Tyburn, then called the Elemes, where he was executed on the common Gallows, there hanging two Days and Nights, 1330. With him there died for Expiation of the late King's Death, Sir Simon de Bedford, and John Deverell, Esquire. About this time befel great Disturbences and Divisions in Scot- land, occasion'd by young BruCe and Baliol, who both pretended Right to that Crown; which Opportunity King Edward took hold on, conceiving himself not o- bliged to stand to that Contract made in his Minority by the predominancy of his Mother and Mortimer, the Scots also detaining his Town and Castle of Berwick from him. Wherefore he raises an Army, and with Edward Baliol marched to Berwick ; which having besieged, David Bruce sent a puissant Host to the Relief thereof, and at Halydon- Hill the English and Scots Armies joined Battel, where the Scots were vanquished with a lamentable Slaughter of them. There died Archibald Douglass, Earl of Angus, and Governor of Scotland; the Earl of Southerland. Carrick and Ross; the three Sons of the Lord Walter Steward, and at least Fourteen Thousand others, with the Loss only of one Knight, and Ten other Englishmen. Hereupon Berwick was surrendered to King Edward, and Baliol was accept- ed to be King of Scotland, and had Faith and Allegiance sworn unto him by the Scotch Nobles. Which done, Baliol repaired to King Edward, then at Newcastle upon Tyne, where be submitted to Edward III. as his Father John Baliol had done to Edward I After which the King of England assisted this Edward Baliol at his Ho- mager, going himself in Person divers times for sup- pressing the Brucean Party, which he kept under, till such time that he was engaged against the French for the ob- taining of that Kingdom, and the Recovery of sundry Towns and Places in Gascoigne, injuriously withheld from him by the French King. To be continu d. 15 L ' The The Contiuation of the Tryal of the twenty nine Regicides. Then Mr. Harrison enter'd upon his Defence : He said, that the Matter he was charg'd with was not done in a Corner, the Sound of it had been in most Nations and he believ'd the Hearts of some had felt the Terrors of that Presence of God that was with his Servants in those Days, however it had seem'd good to God to suffer this Turn to come upon them. That he had earnestly desir'd of God, the Searcher of Hearts, if he bad done amiss, that he might receive of him some Con- victions upon his Conscience ; but that tho' he had sought it with Tears many a Time, of that God, in res- pect of whom they and all Nations were but as a Drop of the Bucket, to that Moment he had rather receiv'd Assurance of the Justice of what he had done ; and he believ'd, e'er leng, it would be made known from Hea- ven, there was more of Gcd in it, than Men were aware of: That their Lordships knew what a Contest there had been for many Years in these Nations, and how active many upon the Bench had been .. . Here the Court check'd him for making Reflections; and then he went on and said, That what he had done was out of Consci- ence to the Lord ; that he might be might be mistaken in some things, but he always did according to the best of his Understanding, and made the reveal'd Will of God in the holy Scriptures his Guide. And he conceiv'd, that what had been done by Authority of Parliament, no other Jurisdiction could meddle with ; that they, were the Supreme Authority, and those who acted under them could not be question'd by any Power less than that; and whereas it had been said they usurp'd that Power, he said it was rather done in the Fear of the Lord. Here he was interrupted again, and told that such things were not fit to be vented in an Assembly of Christians, to make God the Author of their damnable Treasons. He went on and said, That what he had done by the Power and Authority of Parliament he was not to be question'd for, otherwise they were in a miserable Condition, bound to obey those that were in Authority, and yet to be punish'd when they obey'd. And he desir'd Council to this Point ; he said the Matter concern'd all his Country- men ; that he had several Precedents to cite ; and that in Richard the Second's Time, some having been question'd for what had been done in Parliament, their Lordships knew what follow'd. The Court told Mr Harrison, if there were any thing of Difficulty, they should and ought to be Council for him ; but that neither one or both Houses of Parlia- ment, the People collectively or representatively, had any colour for any coercive Power over their King, much less those few Members of the Commons, after they had purg'd their House of the corrupt Majority, as they call'd it. And Mr. Annesly remember'd the Prisoner that he was the Man who forcibly remov'd that Parliament's Guard and plac'd other Guards at the door of the House, who threatned and insulted the Members; and after the House had resolv'd, notwith- standing, that the Treaty in the Isle of Wight was a Ground for Peace, and sent their resolution up to the Lords, when the House adjourn'd, Forces were drawn down to the House of Commons and none sufFer'd to come in but those they pleas'd; and all who profess'd any Duty to the King, were seiz'd on by Harrison and his Fellows. That then he and a small remainder of the House of Commons disavow'd their Proceedings ; tho, had they been entire, they could have had no Pre- tence to the Supreme Authority. Harrison insisted, that what was done by one Estate of Parliament, was not to be question'd in this Court, they were nor Judges of the Force. The Court answer'd, It was done by one Estate, they were not an eighth Part of the Commons, they were but a Company of Men supported by the Sword ; and bid him not abuse the People, by pretending that what he did was done by the Supreme Power. And the Court observ'd, that the Sum of what he had said, was no more than that he acknowledg'd he had done the Fact justified it, and would do it again, which was a new Treason ; that the House of Commons never, till now, pretended to a Jurisdiction over any but their own Mem- bers, much less over the King and House of Lords and therefore his Plea ought to be over rul'd as illegal and wicked ; and added that he had cas'd the jury of somet Trouble, having confess'd the Fact. Harrison reply'd, That notwithstanding so many of the. Learned had given their Opinion that the Kings of Eng- land were noc accountable to the Parliament, the Lords and Commons had declar'd, in the beginning of the War, that the King's beginning War upon them Here the Court interrupted him but he, went on and said His setting up his Standard against his People The Court told him, this was not to be suffered and did not belong to him. Harrifon said, this did belong to him ; and he would have abhor'd to have call'd him to an Account, had not the Blood of Englishmen that had been shed The Court again interrupted him, and bid him keep to the Business. Harrison went on, and said, as to what had been sworn against him, of his advising to blacken the King, it was all false ; he said there was some Discourse be- tween his Majesty and him, on a Report of his coming t0 the Isle of Wight to kill him, and he told his Majesty that he abhor'd the Thoughts of it ; and that he did not remember any hard Usage towards his Majesty. The Court told him the Jury must consider of the Wit- nesses Oath and his Affirmation to the contrary; and that if he had nothing further to offer, they should direct the Jury. Mr. Harrifon again insisted, that what he had done was by the Supreme Authority, and appeal'd to the Con- sciences of the Court if they could question him for it. The Court answer'd, they should do what was just, and what they could answer before the Tribunal of God. Here Harrison would have produe'd fome Ordinances of Parliament to haVe justified his Actions, but Was told by the Court, he had already had the Opinion of the Court concerning that Authority. Then the Lord Chief Baron directed the Jury, and told them, that if any one of the Overt Act, laid in the In- dictment, was prov'd, they ought to find the Prisoner Guilty, such as the consulting, proposing, sitting, or sentencing the King ; but that here they were not only all prov'd by Witnesses, but by the Prisoner's Confession and he observ'd that the Prisoner had the King in Custo. dy, and brought him Prisoner from Hurst- Castle, with, out any Authority, even from those whom he call'd the Supreme Power ; and that if a Man go about to impri- son the King, that had been often adjug'd an Evidence of imagining and compassing the King's Death; that the Prisoner was so far from denying, that he justified his Actions; and that the Evidence was so clear and preg- nant. that he need add nothing more. Then the Jury, without going out, found the Prisoner Thomas Harrison, Guilty. And the King's Council desiring that Judgment might be forthwith pronounc'd against him : for that his Be- haviour had been such, that he did not deserve to be re- priev'd so long as the Sessions was like to last ; the Lord Chief Baron accordingly pronounc'd Judgment against him as a Traitor ; after which the Court adjourn'd. October 11, 1660, Adrian Scroop was brought upon his Tryal, and the Jurors being call'd, after the Priso- ner had challeng'd several, twelve Gentlemen were sworn and charg'd with him Mr. Solicitor open'd the Indictment, and the Wit nesses were call'd; and first, Mr. Masterson was sworn. He depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner Adrian Scroop, sit as a Judge two several Days, in that which was call'd the High- Court of Justice ; that the last Day was the 27th of January, when the Sentence having been read, and declar'd to be the Judgment of the whole Court, he saw Mr. Scroop ( with the rest of the Judges) stand up, as he apprehended it, to express his Assent. And Mr. Scroop asking the Deponent wheresbout he sat, the Deponent answer'd. that, to the best of his Remem- barnce, he sat on the second Seat on the left Hand of Bradshaw ; and added, thst tho' he had never seen Mr. Scroop, before, he had seen him at Committee since twenty times. To be continn'd. Advice from Rome say, That on the 15th past in the Afternoon, the Malteze Ambassador made his Pub- lick Entry into that City with great Magnificence. On the 24th he is to be admitted to kiss the pope's feet. It is reported that the Prince de Santo Bueno, late Viceroy of Peru, is to come. there from Madrid in Qua- lity of Ambassador Extraordinary from the King of Spain. The Portugueze Ambassador has dispatched an Express to his Court with the Pope's Bull, appointing the fourth Part of the Ecclesiastical Revenues of Portu- gal and the Brazils, to be applied to the Use of the Church at Lisbon. They write from Petersbourg of the 24th last past that the Gallies and small Vessels there are ready for Sailing, and that the Ships of the Line will be ready to put to Sea at the End of this Month : Six Regi- ments of Foot are to be put on Board this Fleet. Let- ters from Copenhagen confirm the former Accounts of fitting out the Danish Fleet. Yesterday the Czar's Resident received a large Packet from Moscow, contain- ing Instructions, among other Things, how he is to act with respect to the Czar's late Order regulating his Suc- cession. ' tis said the King of Sweden designs to take a Turn into Germany, as soon as the King of Great Britain is arrived at Hanover. We have a Report, that the Duke of Holstein is on his Departure from Moscow for Pe- tersbourg ; from whence he will soon afterwards return into his own Dominions. The Court of Sweden have not yet declar'd themselves on the Proposals of his Czar- ish Majesty in regard to that Duke. According to our Letters from Alsace the French continue to replenish their Magazines of Ammu- nition and Provision with the utmost Expedition, and buy up abundance of Horses for remounting their Cavalry. They talk of forming a Camp near Stras- burgh, as soon as the Grass is up. The Officers of Savoy are still raising Recruits in Switzerland from whence we have Advice, that the Italians flatter them- selves that the Turks will not break this Year with the Emperor and the Republick of Venice ; but they seem allarmcd at the Military Preparations in Spain, and the strict Union between that Crown and France. ' Tis given out, that Cardinal Alberoni laying out a Way for a new War in Italy ; for ' tis reported, that he dis- guises himself almost every Day at Rome, and by that Means is admitted into the Pope's Cabinent, where he and the Friends of the Court of Rome confer about the present Situation of the Affairs of Europe. Tis added, that Cardinal Althan, the Imperial Ambassador, upon Notice of these Cabals, has sent to Vienna an Ex. press with Letters to inform thac Court, that several Matters are privately transacting to the Prejudice of his Imperial Majesty. Letters from Province and Lower Languedoc, confirm the Recovery of almost all the Places that have been afflicted with the Plague; insomuch,' that they talk of removing all the Barriers excepting that round Avig- non, where the Sickness continues, but not with that Fatality as before. Last Sunday the Rev. Dr. Finch, Dean of York, preached before the King and their Royal Highnesses; the Earl of Rochester carr'd the SWord of State. Last Saturday their Royal Highesses the Prince and Princess of Wales went to Richmond, din'd there, and return'd in the Evening to Leicester House Monday his Grace the Duke of Bolton set out with a great Retinue for Newmarket. The same Day Henry Temple, Esq; one of the Can- didates for Kt. of the Shire for the County of Surry, which came on, on Thusday 7 Night, gave a noble Entertainment t0 some Hundreds of Gentlemen at his House at East. Sheen near Richmond. Several Persons who appeared in Tuthill Fields at the late Election of Members of Parliament for Westmin- ster, are dead of the Wounds and Bruises they received in the Crowd, among them one Allen, who kept a Publick House 0n Windmil- Hill, near Piccadilly. The last Letters from Philadelphia say, That a Ship bound for London was cast away near Cape Henry, and Was quickly broke to Pieces, and that of the whole Crew only three Persons were saved. Tis said a Match is in Agitation between Mr. John Law's Son, and a young Lady of Distinction. Last Week there was such a Disturbance at Green- wich about chusing Churchwardens that the Justices sent several of the Inhabitants to Maidstone- Goal, and twenty others were bound over to the Assizes. Mr. Mitchel is made Marshal of the King's Bench , in the room of Mr. Crawford, deceased. Mr. Henry Godolphin, eldest Son to the Rev. Dr. Godol- phin ( Uncle to the Earl of Godolphin) Dean of St. Paul's, a young Gentleman of the most promising Dis- position and Endowment, died of a Consumption on Saturday, aged 16 or 17. As did, the next Day, Sir Joseph Hodges, Bart. of a Dropsy. They write from Cambridge, that Thursday 7- Night when the Lord Harley; and Sir John Hinde Cotton was chosen for the County, the Conduit ran with Wine best part of the Day, and that Sir Francis Whichcote, was forced to take Sanctuary in the Lord Harley's Coach, to prevent the Insults of the PopulaCe which were exceed- ing great. The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of this City is much indisposed insomuch, that his Lordship was unable to attend the Quarter- Sessions last Monday at Guildhall. We hear that the Rev. Dr. Gee Prebendary of Peter- borow, is to succeed the Rev. Dr. Cannon in the Deanry of Lincoln, And that the Rev. Dr. Mandaville, Chancellor of Lin- coln, is to succeed him in the Prebendary of Westmin- ster, And the Rev. Mr. Trapp, is to suceed him in the Rectory of Christ Church Newgate Street. Hugh Drysdale, Esq; Major to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales's late Reg'ment of Dragoons, com- manded by the Hon Col Charles Churchill, has kissed his Majesty's Hand, as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, under the Right Hon the Earl of Orkney, in the room of Colonel Spotswood On Monday. March the 26th, Thomas Lister, and Nathaniel Curzen, Esqs; were chosen Members of Par- liament for Clithero, and carried it by a great Majority; and what was incerted in the Whitehall Evening- Post on Saturday last, was intirely false, base, and scandalous; for that they were not only fairly Chosen by the Bur- gesses, but also with the Approbation of all the Gen- tlemen in the Country, who appear'd with them in greater Numbers than ever had been known upon the like Occasion. And it is not to be doubted but those honest Gentle- men could answer every Particular, did they think it worth their while ; for that it is certain they have no other Views than the Advantage of their Country, Members return'd for the ensuing Parliament. Those mark'd thus are new Members for these Places Durham. Charles Talbot, Tho. Conyers Esqs, Richmond. John York, Conyers Darcey Esqs, Apulby. Sackvill Tufton, Esq; Sir Richard Sandford Bart. Malton. Sir William Strickland, Thomas Wentworth; jun. Esq; Boroughbrigg. Conyers Darcy, James Tyrrell, Esqs; Knaresborough. Henry Slingsby, Richard Arundell. Esqs; Aldborough. William Jessop, Charles Stanhope, Esqs-, Lancaster. " Sir Thomas Lowther, William Heysham, esq,' Great Wenlock. Sir Humphry Briggs, Samuel Edwards, Wigan. Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Lord Barrimore. Bewdley. Offey, Esq-, leverpoole. Sir Thomas Johnson, William CleVeland, Lynn. Rt. Hon. Robert Walpole, Esq; Sir Charles Tur- ner. Tiverton. Thomas Bere, Arthur Askcott, Esqs; Okehampton. Robert Pitt, John Crowley, Esqs; County of Warwick.. Robert Digby, William Peytoe, Esqs; Cockermouth. Sir Thomas Pengelly Sir Wilfrid Lawson. Pontefract. Sir William Lowther, John Lowther, Esq; County of Gloucester. Hon. Henry Berkley, Kinard Dela- bere, Esqs; Hereford. Herbert Rudhal Westfaling, William Mayo, Esqs; Monmouth. Edward Kemyes, esq; Nottingham C 22& 4- Nottingham. John Plumtrree, George Gregory, Esqs; Rygate. Sir Joseph Jekyll, James Cocks, Esq; Leominster. Sir Archer Croft, Sir George Caswall. County of Cambridge Rt. Hon. Lord Harley, Sir John Hynde Cotton, Bart. Shrewsbury. Corbet Kynnaston, Richard Lister, Esqs, County of Suffolk. Sir Tho. Hanmer, Bart. Sir Rober Davers, Bart. York. Sir Wm. Milner * Edw. Thompson Esq; Aylesbury. * Rich. Abel. ' John Guise, Esqs; Agmondesham. Montague Gerrard Drake, Esq: Ld. Visct. Fermanagh. Great Marlow Sir John Guise * Edmund Waller, Esq; Chipping Wycomb * Ld. Shelburn. * Hon. Charles Eger- ton, Esq Carlisle. * James Bateman. Henry Aglionby, Esqs; Northallerton. Leonard Smelt. * Henry Peers, Esqs; Heydon. Hon. Wm. Pulteney, Dan. Pulteney, Esqrs; Hull. Sir Wml St. Quintin, Bart. Nathaniel Rogers, Esq; Rippon. Wm. Aislabie, Esq; Baron Scrope. Scarborough. John Hungerford. * Wm. Strickland, Esqs; Beverley. sir Charles Hotham, Bart. * Michael New- ton, Esq; Wareham. * Sir Edward Earnly. * Jos Gascoign, Esq; Honiton. Sir Wm. Pole, Bart; Wm. Young, Esq; Dorchester. * Edmond Morten Pledwell, * Joseph Dummer, Esq Brecon * William Morgan, Esq; Worcester. Thomas Wylde, Sam. Sandys, Esqs; Ludlow. * Acton Baldwyn. * Abel Kettleby, Esqs, Glamorgan. Sir Charles Kemys, Bart. Cardiffe. Sir Edward Stradling, Bart. Thirsk. Thomas Frankland. * Wm. St. Quintin, Esqs; County of Denbigh. Watkin Williams Wynne, Esq; Town of Denbigh. * Robert Middleton, esq: Surrey. * Sir Nich Carew, Bart John Walter Esq;. Flint. Thomas Eaton, Esq; Berwick. Rt. Hon. Ld. Visc. Barrington, Grey Ne- Ville, Esq; Shire of Edinburgh. His Majesty s Advocate.- Exon * John Rolle, Francis Drew, Esqs; Morpeth. Kt. Hon. Ld. Morpeth, Coll. George Carpen- ter. Hertfordshire. Sir Tho. Seabright, Bart. Ralph Free- man, Esq; Last Tuesday Mr. Philips the Printer, was taken into Custody, for being concerned with Mr. Gilbert ( who is closely confin'd; in Printing, The second Part of the Advan- tages accruing to England by the Hanover Succession, his Wife is taken into Custody ; and we hear the Copy of the said Libel was found about her. On Tuesday last Mr. John Barber, Printer, was sworn in Alderman of Castle Baynard Ward. , Our Merchants have Advice, thac the Martha, Capt. Caseby, which was going from Leghorn to Smyrna, was lately lost in the Harbour of Medina. The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Abington, who was re. ported to be dead, is in a fair Way of Recovery. The Earl of Loudon is gone His Majesty's High Com- missioner to the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scot- land, in the room of the Earl of Rothes. ' Tis said, five of the 16 Peers who served in the last Parliament, are left out of the Paper call'd the King's List On Saturday was Executed at Croydon, six Malefactors, Viz. Richard West, for House- breaking, Butler Fox, for a Robbery committed on Col. Hamilton at Wimbleton. Common, Edward Wilson and Wm. Walker, for a Rob- bery commitred by them on Foot, near Newington- Butts, by assaulting John Potter on the Highway, Ro- bert Forrester, for Robberies on the Highway between London and Clapham, Richard Bird, for Robbing a Gentleman on Wimbleton Common. Wednesday his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, attended by several of the Nobility, took several Turns on Horseback in Hide Park. In the Evening their Royal Highnesses saw at the Royal Theatre in the Hay- Market a new Opera, called Pridilla. The same day his Grace the Duke of Newcastle set out for Newmarket. On Tuesday Night a Gentleman was robb'd near Shooters Hill, by two Foot Pads of 50 Pound. The 19th lnstant they will begin at Broadstreet to pay such Persons, as shall have any Claim or Demand for Quarters, & c. on account of sick or hurt Seamen at Rochester, Deal, Woolwich, Gosport, London. Ply- mouth and Kingsale. The Cloaths designed for the English Garrisons of Gibralter and Port- Mahon, will be embark'd in a short time. Letters from Paris say, that on the 10th Instant was published an Arret permiting the Merchants of Provence and Languedoc to lade Ships for the Ports of Italy and elsewhere ; the Arret is as follows, viz. ThE King having caused the Arret of his Couneil of State of the 14th of March to be looked into wherein Royal Permission is granted to the Merchants of Marseilles to lade Ships and send them to the Ports of Italy ; and his Majesty judging it proper, just, and ne- cessary, to extend the like Permission t0 the Merchants of the other Maritime Places of Provence that have not been infected by the Contagion, or having been infected a good while part are now intirely freed and enjoy perfect Health, of which Report being made by M. le Pelletier de la Houssay Councellour of State, Councellour of the Regency, and Comptroller General of the Finances The King in Council, by Advice of the Duke of Orleans Regent, has therefore permitted, and does hereby permit to Merchants and Traders of all the Maritime Places and Ports of Provence, as well as those of Marseilles, to lade and send their Ships bound to the Ports of Italy, as for. merly they used to do, conformable to the Ordinances and Regulations of Commerce and Navigation; and our Will is, that this Arret be read, published, and affixed, at all convenient places. Given in the King's Council of State, his Majesty being present, held at Paris the 28th of March, 1722. Signed Phelypeaux, They write from Cambray, that they have received Advice there of my Lord Whitworth's Departure from Berlin for the Hague, where he will find Orders from his Master the King of Great Britain to repair to Cambray, and that the Count de Tarouca. Embassador Plenipotentiary cf his Portugeze Majesty, will see out from the Hague at the same Tims, to repair to Cambray ; where a Company of French Comedians are already arriv'd, and will begin to act on Sunday next, for the Diversion of the Plenipotentiaries, till Affairs of greater Consequence require their Attention. Friday 7- Night the Reverend Dr Gee kiss'd his Ma- jesty's Hand for the Deanary of Lincoln, vacant by the Death of Dr. Cannon James Bret Esq; late Secretary to the Duke of Kent who was to go over to Jamaica with the Duke of Port- land, as his Grace's Secretary, having been on Friday se'nnight attack'd and robb'd of a Bank Bill and 50 Guineas, and also stabb'd with his own Sword in several Places, near the New Church in the Strand, died of his Wounds on Monday Morning On Saturday last died Sir John Hartup, Bart, at his House at Newington, aged 85 Years. Monday last dy'd in Clarges- street, Mrs. Barbara Sharpe, Daughter of Sir Thomas Mompesson, and Wife of William Sharpe, Esq; of Barbadoes. a Gentleman who has been twice Commander in Chief of that Island. She- has left behind her the Character of a prudent and vertuous Lady; a good Wife, Mother and Friend, and is therefore deservedly lamented by all that knew her. On Epsom Downs in Surry, on the 5th of May next a Horse Match will be run for 200 Guineas ; on the 7th another Match will be run for 100; on the 8th a Plate of 30 Guineas ; and on the 9th, a Plate of 20 Guineas. A Years Interest due on the Benefit Tickets of the Lottery 1719 to Lady day last, is now paying at Banqueting House in the Privy Garden, Westminster. Several Councils have been lately held at the Court, of Madrid, on Advice of the great Armaments that are making by the Regencies of Algiers, Tunis, that Tripoli ; and it not being certain whether they are Ves- sels of Reinforcement to be sent to the Grand Signior, or are design'd to make some Attempts on the Coast Spain, it has been resolved, by way of Precaution, fit out five Men of War, five Frigates, and ten Galleys, to form a Squadron against next Spring. Our Letters from Cadiz advise, that they have received Orders from Court, for the immediate putting to Sea of the two Men of War who are to carry to New Spain the Quick. n Quicksilver necessary for the Mines of Gold and Silver in that Country, together with the Bull for the universal Jubilee granted by the Pope, on Account of his Eleva- tion to the Papal Dignity. Letters from Lisbon say, that upon the 19th of Fe- bruary, the Weather being serene, and not a Cloud to he seen in the Sky, they had there an extraordinary Phenomenon. About Nine in the Morning a Semi- circle of Light was observcd to envelop the Lower Part of the Sun, the two Extremities of which Semicircle terminated In two Launces of Fire, that stream'd hori- zontally from the Light, and were pointed, one to. ward the North- West, and the other toward the South. West. This Phenomenon, which lasted three Hours, was seen again the two following Days, at the sun's Rising and Satting. Our Advices from Muscovy tell us, that the Czar it now at Olonitz drinking the Waters, and will go back from thence t0 Moscow, to put in Execution a Project which has been some Time in his Thoughts; it is the Settlement of his Succession, in doing which there appears a plain Design to exclude the young Prince, Son to the late Czarowitz and Ne- phew to the Emperour : For this End the Czar has pub- lished a Proclamation, bearing Date the 5th of February, 0 S. wherein he declares it to be in the Power of the Prince t0 name for Successour whomsoever he pleases. and to alter that Nomination as often as he shall I; k fit and he requires all his Subjests. Ecclesiastical as well as Civil, to confirm this Regulation by Oath, and to observe it under Pain of Death and Excommunication, he proposes for his Model on this Occasion the famous John Basiliwitz Great Duke of Muscovy, who in 1458 settled his SucCession on his Nephew, and in 1501 al- tered that Settlement and appointed his Son to succeed him All the chief Persons of the Czar's Dominions are summond to meet him at Moscow on his Return from the Waters, to swear to this Ordonnance. It is believed his View it to settle the Succession on the Per. son to whom he designs to give the Princess his Eldest Daughter, who is his Favourite. Letters from Vienna say, that at the Count de la Torre's Tryal he was charged with committing the fol- lowing horrid Fact. Riding out one Day in a Wood with his Friend, they met with two Capuchin Fryars, upon which, said the Count to his Friend, you shall see me send one of these Fryars to Paradise, and the other to Hell. And accordingly set himself to Work in the Manner following ; he claped his Dagger to the Breast of one, bidding him renounce the Trinity, or he would kill him This the Capuchin submitted to, and then the Count pierced him through and through : He made the like Proprsition afterwards to the other Fryar, who see- ing there was no way to avoid immediate Death, would not consent to what the Count proposed, and so was killed on the Spot as the other was before : The Count then turning to his Friend. Did not I tell you, said he, that I would send one of those Fryars to Heaven and the other to Hell. Advices from Constantinople say, that in Italian Priest has caused himself to be circumcised and embraced Mahometanism. One Mr. Curtis, Master of a Vessel, is committed to Maidston- Goal, for continuing in the Riot at Greenwich after the Proclamation was read for suppressing Riots, and for encouraging the Mob to fling Scones at the Justices of the Peace in the discharge of their Duty. Archibald Hutcheson, Esq Col Martin Bladen, and William Pulteney, Esq; are the Gentlemen talk'd of for Speaker of the new House of Commons. We hear that Thomas Kempthorn, Esq; late Com- mander of his Majesty's Ship the Royal Oak. is appoint- ed Commissioner of the Navy, and Naval Stores at Chatham : He is a Gentleman of known Integrity to oUr Happy EstAblishment, and descended from an ancient Family of that Name, who have always been True Lo- vers of their Country. this Gentleman's nigh Relation, for his Bravery and Conquest over the Turkish Fleet, is recorded at Lisbon upon a Monument there erected, to perpetuate the Memory of so great a Conmander, hav- ing dy'd there of his Wounds. On Wednesday last the following Gentlemen were chosen Directors of the East India Company for the Year ensuing. N B. Those with this Mark * are new. Mr. Abraham Addams, ' Mr. John Bunce, Francis Child Esq; Alder Dr Caleb Cotesworth, John Cooke, Esq; William Dawsonne, Esq; Sir Matthew Decker, Bart. John Drummond, Esq; Mr. John Eccleston, John Gould, Esq; William Gusselin, Esq; Joseph Herne, Esq John Heathcote; Esq; Capt Robert Hudson, Mr. Hen- ry Kelsey, Henry Lyell, Esq * Capt. Matthew Martin, * Sir Rob. Nightingale, Bart * Mr. Edward Owen, Sir Gregory Page, Bart Mr. Simon Theunemans, Ed- ward Turner, Esq; * Josias Wordsworth, Esq; Mr. Jo- sias Wordsworth, jun. This Week Paul Case, who was Confederate with Bruckfield in robbing the Western Mail near Sherbourn, and discover'd the said Bruckfield, receiv'd 200 Pounds according to the Advertisement pUblish'd in the Gazette, and 10 Pounds have been also paid him out of the 40 allow d by Act of Parliament. Letters from St. Edmond's Bury give an Account, That Arundel Coke, Esq; , was convey'd in a Coach, on Saturday about seven a Clock Morning, to the Place of Execution, which Request was granted by Sir Jasper Cullum, Bart. Sheriff of the County, at the Desire of several of his Relations. The Minister pray'd with him about a Quarter of an Hour, and before he went up the Ladder, ask'd him, If he knew any thing of Poysoning. Mr. Crispe's Children ; t0 which he made a short Answer, That it was so long ago, he had forgot. He read a Prayer, from a Paper, on the Ladder, threw it among the People, and was turn'd off; He sent a Let- ter about a Week before his Execution, to Sir Jasper Cullum, with one inclosed, requesting that it might not be open'd till three Days after his Death, and Sir Jasper complying with it, the Contents are yet a Se- cret. Woodburne was Hang'd the same Day, at the usual Hour.; He confess'd, that he gave Mr Crispe's Child two Sugar- Plumbs, by Mr. Coke's Order, and that it died some short time after. ' Tis computed that there were ten Thousand Spectators present when Wo0d- burn was Executed. Coke died very sullen ; but Wood- burn Was very penetent. We shall give a more particular Account of the two abovemention'd Persons in our next. , 1 SIR, . THE Learned say, it is much easier to convince a Heathen, suppose a Negro or an Indian, that there is a God than there is a Devil a Heaven than a Hell, a Preserver than a Tempter. Nature dictates the first, but it requires much Reasoning and Argument, nay. and almost Revelation to evidence the last. Let me argue a little a fortiori, were any of your Rea- ders to travel Abroad in the World, and when they come to converse with the People of Foreign Countries upon \ the Geographical or Colmographical Description of Eng- land, the Situation of the Country, the Shores Rivers, Navigation , Product, Commerce, Towns, Cities, Law, Constitutions, Government, and the like, they would hear abundance of Credit given to their Relation, and abundance of Acknowledgments of our Country being a pleasant Place, a fruitful Soil, a noble Situation for General Commerce, a Country made Rich and Great by Trade, Manufacteres. and the like; all these Things would be easily behov'd, and the Relation would tend to the Honour of the whole Kingdom But We have receiv'd an Account from ' Ewelm in Oxford- shire, that a few Days ago was found there a large Ro- man Urn, which contain'd above a Peck of ancient Cop- Coins, some bearing Date from the first coming of the Romans into England under Julius Caesar, with a Piece of a human Scull near it This was accidentally disco- ver'd by a Waggon Weel breaking the Earthen Vessel, wherein the Medals were buried, which was in Ewelm Common near an antient Roman Way call'd Acknell Road. Some of the most legible of them are in the Hands of Wm. Tipping, Esq; at West Court in Ewelm, near the Place where they were found. Mr. Christopher Bullock., the Comedian, died Thurs- day Morning of a Fistula, and a Consumption. On the 26th past dy'd Mr. Anthony Smithson, only surVivmg Son of Hugh Smithson of Tottenham, in the CoUnty of Middlesex, Esq; and one of the Knights of the shire for that County in the late Parliament; an only daughter is now the sole Heir of that worthy Family the Right Honourable the Earl of Radnor lies dan. gerously in Northamptonshire. There are 42 Petitions already enter'd, complaining of undue Elections, false Returns, &:. 8 Thursday the Lord Romney's Lady was brought to iy J); j fti tU I # It must be confess'd whoever would write a History but of the present Election of Members for a Parliament, and could collect the particular Conduct of Our People of every Rank, ( r ) The Conduct of the Candidates be- fore their Election : Their vile sordid stooping and cringing, not below themselves only, but even below the Name of Christian and even of Men; compassing Hea- ven and Earth to gain ( not only Proselites) but Votes ; nay, selling Heaven Religion, Faith, Conscience, in Wheedling , Tricking, Whining, and Crying ; Swearing, Forswearing, Bribing, Praying, Circumventing, Be- traying, Blackning and Slandring one another; and, in a Word, every wicked Thing to obtain Votes, and gain their End ( 2) The Conduct of the People at the Elections. There would be to be observ'd the Riots, Rabbles, Tumults, Violence, Fighting. Raging, Roaring, Hollowing, No Plague Barrack, No New Bridge, as at Southwark; No Rump. No South- Sea Coaches, as at Westminster ; No Courriers, No Pensiorer, No Places. ' No Beggars, as at Brentford ; Pulling Gentlemen off of their Horses, covering one another with Dirt and Filth, and in short, all manner of Rudeness and unsufferable Usage, Blood execpted, ( and truly hardly that excepted.) I say. when these shall be faithfully collected, what can be objected if the Author of such a Collection should set upon the Frontispiece, Circus Maximus. or Great Britain metamorphiz'd into a Great Bear- Garden. I am, & c. Last Wednesday the Sessions began at the Old Bailey, where the following Persons were convicted of capital Crimes, viz. Reeves and Hartley, two Footpads, for robbing on the Highway near Hogsdon; Tims and Hoo- Per for Felony and jane Bean, alias Maccoppy. for picking a Man's Pocket of a considerable Sum of Mo- ney The Rt. Hon. the Ld. Mayor was taken ill, and obli- ged to go Home about 12 a. Clock, leaving the Sword. Bearer to continue the Session. Christen'd, Males 194. Females 180 In all 374. Buried, Males 245 Females,!-. 9 In all 474. Decreased in the Burials this Week 87. CASUALTIES. Cut his Throat ( being Lunatick; at St. Martin in the Fields 1. Drowned at Sr. Dunstan at Stepney 1. Ex. cessive Drinking 1. Found dead 4, One ( a Male Infant) at St. Bennet Pauls Wharf, One in a Ditch at St. James \ h LONDON, Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street. where Advertisements are taken in. i at ClerkenWell, One in the Street at St. Martin in the Fields, and one in the Street at St. Mary in the Savoy Hang'd herself ( being Lunatick) at St. Catherine by the Tower 1. Murder'd at St. Dunstan at Stepney 1. Over, laid 2. _ _ , , ,„ . .. ADVERTISEMENTS. This Day is Published, the 6th Edition, corrected, and very much enlarg'd, of ** ONANIA: Or, the heinous Sin of Self Pollution, and all its frightful Consequences, in both Sexes consider'd ; with Spiritual, and Physical Ad- vice, to those who have already injur'd themselves by this abominable praCtice : to which are added, divers remarkable Letters From such Offenders, to the Author, lamenting their Impotences, and Diseases thereby as also Letters from eminent Divines, in answer to a Case of Conscience relating thereto ; as likewise a Letter from a Lady to the Author, ( Very curious) and another from a married Man, concerning the Usc and Abuse of the Marriage Bed. with the Author's Answers. And two more from two several young Gentlemen, who would urge the Necessity of Self- Pollution: And ano- ther surprizing one from a young married Lady who, by this detestable Practice, became barren and diseas'd A very grave and learned Divine and Physician having perused this Edition before it went to the Press return'd it, with his Opinion of it in these Words: This little Book ought to be read by all sorts of People of both Sexes; of What Age Degree profession or Condition whatsoever or not guilty oj the Sin declaim'd against in it Sold by Thomas Crouch, Bookseller at the Bell over against the Queen's Head tavern in Pater noster Row, near Cheap- side. Price 1 s. 6 d. But if they should give them again an Historical Re- lation of our Temper, our Factions, our Divisions and Parties ; how we have excellent Laws ill executed, ex- cellent Princes ill serv'd, an excellent Constitution ill maintain'd, excellent Cities and Towns ill govern'd, ex- cellent Principles ill practised, an excellent Church ill supported, and an excellent Religion ill adher'd to How our Magistrates break the Laws, our Clergy dis- grace the Church, our great Servants betray their Ma- sters, great Officers betray their Trust, and great R-—- s betray the Nation. How Bribery and Corruption elects, and Bribery and Corruption is elected ; how to repair our Laws, we demolish the Constitution ; how our Morals are debauch'd in Complement to our Politicks, and the Peace broken to mend the Parliament. How we ruin Legislation to form Legislature, and put the whole Country into Confusion and Disorder to determine who shall rectify those Disorders. In a Word, How the whole Kingdom represents a kind of Bear- Garden, and the People every where carrying their Patriots upon their Shoulders, like Gladiators at a Prize Fighting : I say , should this be told Abroad, no- body that had an ordi- nary good Opinion of the English Nation, wculd give any Credit to it; the Relator would be look'd upon as a Man out of his Wits, or a Malecontent that was intend ing to raise a Scandal upon his own Country, and that having, perhaps, been male- treated in Private, was gi- ving a Loose to his Resentment, by reproaching the People whom he ought to speak well of. But Truth must be spoken, if we speak at all, and how shall we give a rational Account ot Things Abroad relating to Great- Britain without Blackning her Cha- racter or without reviving the severe Saying, of one of her Enemies, that there was the best Country, with the worst In- habitants, of any Spot of Ground of equal Dimensions in the Universe,
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