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Weekly journal; OR, British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. this Doctrine from the Mouths of most of them ; and I could point out Hundreds of such among the Per- sonal Acquaintance of myself and some of my most intimate Friends, who are Men of undoubted Credit. ( But ' tis the Principles and not the Persons that I desire to point at) And are not such Doctrines dangerous to the Peace of any Common wealth ? It was those Prin- ciples that caused Thousands, who had abjur'd the Pretender, to joyn in the late unnatural Rebellion ; and who can doubt but that the present Conspiracy proceeds from the same Cause. These unhappy Men are taught to believe that King George has no Right to the Crown, and yet at the same time they are taught that it is lawful to ab- jure him whom they believe has that Right, when they can preserve their Temporal Estates by so doing. They chuse rather to offend God by taking a false Oath, than to trust in his good Providence to provide for them another Way. It is said an Oath putteth an End to all Strife amongst Men, but these Wretches make it but the Beginning What Christian or Hea- then Writer ever held it lawful to swear one thing and mean another ? I am sure these modern Casuists cannot produce one such Author from the first Ages of the World to this Day, that ever pleaded for it upon any Account whatever. If we do not truly mean what we swear; do we not take God's Holy Name in vain ? How then can a Christian expect that he will hold him guiltless, while he does this Evil that good may come of it ? We undoubtedly take God's Name in vain, when it serves not the Purpose for which it is taken. Our Governours propose an Oath as the greatest Security they can possibly obtain for our Obedience to them j but when we in our Hearts design it otherwise, do we not take God's Name in vain ? An Oath is a most solemn Appeal to God and Man for the Truth of what I say ; but if I mean not what I say, then surely I am a grevious Mocker of God, and a great Deceiver of those Men who impose it on me ; and all Deceit being Hypocrisy, how can I expect to escape those terrible Woes which our Sa- viour has denounced against such Men ? But these Casuists have lately found out another specious Argument to justify their Perjury, and that is by making this Case parallel to that of meeting a Highwayman, who after he has robb'd me threatens to kill me, unless I will take an Oath of Fidelity to him ; and if that Oath be not binding, say they, neither is che ocher, because both are taken against my Will But surely in this, the Behaviour of their Brethren the Nonjurors does full condemn them ; for if they have not taken the Abjuration Oath, it is plain the Government forces no Man to do it against his Con- science : If there be no force used, how can the Case of a forced Oath to a Highwayman, be any ways ap- plicable to their Case of taking a voluntary Oath to the Government ? So that it plainly appears this Ar- gument is foreign to their Purpose. These Men pre- tend to be Christians, but where is their Fairh ? It is certain they do not trust in God's Providence, else how could they chuse to embrace such cruel and false Doctrines, as will make them hazard the eternal wel- fare of their Souls, only to avoid some temporal Evil : If these Men want Arguments to support the Belief of a Providence, let them read the 12th Chapter of St. Luke and there they will find that Doctrine fully sf Y prov'd THE destructive Doctrines of our High Church Priests do undoubtedly proceed from the great Ambition of their Hearts to rule and govern. For when the Bishop of Here. ford ( late of Bangor) had publickly asserted his great Master's Authority, and undeniably prov'd that Christ was King, and sole Lawgiver in his own King. dom, and that his Kingdom was not of this World ; how rudely did they intreat his Person, and what ma- licious Pains did a certain Committee take to make the Populace beleve him guilty of Heresy ? But the Reason of thar Usage is plain ; for if the Laity should ever be convinced, that none but the Author of their Religion is their sole Lawgiver, and that none else in his Kingdom have thy Right to make Laws which bind the Consciences of his Subjects ; they know their usurpt Authority of Legislition, will soon have an End. and Men will then dare to judge for themselves an Matters relating to their Future Happiness; the High Priests can no longer impose any Political Doc- trines upon them for Articles of Faith: And the Di- vine Hereditary Right of Perkin will be lost in won- dering where it lies. Thus you see what good Reason they have to be angry with the Bishop and the Bible, and could they obtain but a Catholick Law against Hereticks and Heresy, you need not doubt but both would feel the good EfFects of their wholsome Severities. Our High Priests act upon such Motives as make them ever restless, they cannot be easfy unless they are allow'd to govern both King and People ; and they had never resisted King James if he had but supported their Authoricy ; but when he put the Reigns of Go- vernment into the Hands of their elder Brethren ( the Roman Priests) how sadly did their naughty Natures rebel against their Orthodox Principles. We need not wonder ac their after Behaviour to King William Queen Anne, and King George; since they have had the Assuraace to deny the Authority of a much greater King to rule, without their coercive Power, in his own Kingdom ( To prove which, let any Man read but the aforesaid Committees Re- port, and the Bishop of Bangor's Answer to it.) And no marvel then if they contend for a Divine Right of Independence on the best of his Vicegerents here on Earth: It is from this Fountain that all the Diffe- rences between our Princes and their Clergy have ever flow'd. ' Tis for that pretended Right they break the Commandments of God, and teach their Disciples to do the same; they swear to bear true Allegiance to King George, while their Hearts are with the Pretender. They make no Account of the Abjuration Oath, and when they are taxed with Perjury for the Breach of it, they have the Impudence to say, the Sin lies upon them who impose : For they ( poor Innocents !) take it only to save their Livings, are not these things true ? and do they not deserve to be noted in a Book? those who ever conversed with these Men, must have heard ( Price Three Half. Pence; SATurday, JUNE 23, 1722. prov'd and levell'd to the meanest Capacity, by the great Author of Truth. And if they have any Con- science remaining, I am sure they must renounce those impious Doctrines abovemention d. I am, SIR .,„„, ' Your humble Servant, } OCTOBER GREENWOOD- The Continuation cf the Life of HENRY V. King of ENGLAND. King Henry perceiving fresh Troops of the King of Sicily's to appear in the Field, and the same strong enough, without any new rallied Forces to encounter with his wearied Soldiers; to the End therefore that he might not have at once Prisoners to Guard, and an Enemy to Fight, contrary to his Generous Nature, he commanded that every Man should kill his Priso- ner, which was immediacely done, certain principal Men excepted. Then by his Heralds, he commanded those Troops either forthwith to come and fight with him, else to depart the Field, either of which if they delayed, he would revenge upon them without Mercy, whereupon they quitted the Field. When the Fight was over, and the field won, King Henry fell down down upon his Knees, and commanded his Army to do the same, saying that Verse in the Psalms, Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name, give the Glory And demanding what was the Name or the Place, when it was answered him Agincourt, then to all posterities following, saith he, shall this Battle be Called the Battle of Agincourt. The Spoil here taken in Armour, Jewels, and Ap- parel, was very great. Of the English were slain, the Duke of York, the Earl of Suffolk, two Knights, David Gam, Esq; and Twenty Eight private Soldiers. Of the French were slain, One Thousand Princes, Nobles, Knights and Esquires, and Ten Thousand common Soldiers. Prisoners of Account taken in the Field were, Charles Duke of Orleans, John Duke of Bourbon, the Earl of Richmond, Louis de Bourbon, Count de Vandosme, the Earl of Eu, Edward de Rouen, with divers others. Just before this Battle of Agin- court, when it was reported, that the French Forces were very numerous, Captain Gam resolutely said, That if there were so many, thete were enough to be killed, enough to be taken Prisoners, and enough to run away. The next Day after this Battle, great Henry marched towards Callais, and in the next Month following spread Sails for England, and on November 23. in Triumph wise he entred London, where he received the Gratulations of his People. The City presented him a Thousand Pounds in Gold, and two Golden Basons After some time of refresh- ing, the King called a Parliament to London, which granted him a Subsidy, and a Tenth for carrying on of his Wars in France ; which he graciously accepted, though it was too short for the Defraying so vast a Charge Therefore to make it up, the King pawned his Crown to his Uncle Cardinal Beuford,, for a great Sum of of Money, and certain Jewels to the Lord Mayor of London for Ten Thousand Marks. Then with an Ar- my of 25527 Soldiers every Fourth being an Horse. man, besides a Thousand Carpenters and Labourers, upon July 28. 1417. he took to the Seas; and August the first, arrived in Normandy to their great Terror, many of the Inhabitant, for fear flying into Britaign. And as soon as on Shore, to encourage his Followers, he dubbed Thirty Eight Knights, then laid Siege a. gainst conquest, the strongest City in Normandy which he took August the Sixteenth. He took likewise the Castles of Aumbelliers and Lovers; the first of which he gave to his Brother Clarence, the second to the Earl of Salisbury, and the third to the Earl Marshal. Caen in Normandy, the King took by Force, giving the Pillage thereof amongst his Soldiers. Now whilst King Henry was busied in France, the Scots wrought what Mischief they could against him at Home, entred England in an Hostile manner, bringing with them one whom they pretended to be King Richard II laid Straight Siege against Roxboroogh and Berwick. To be continu'd. The Continuation of the Tryal of the twenty nine Regicides. ne Mr. Nelson sworn : He depos'd, That discoursing the Prisoner at Dub- lin, and asking him who it was that executed the King the Prisoner smiling said, Yon know them well enough, and at length told the Deponent that it was Hewlet and Walker ;' and they had either 30 Pounds a piece or 30 Pounds between them for that Service.. The Evidence being clos'd, Mr. Axtel desir'd to know upon what Statute he was indicted ; and was told the 25th of Edw. III. * a> Then Mr. Axtel enter'd upon his Defence, and said, as he was ignorant of the Law, he hop'd the Bench would be of Council with him, - and not suffer him to perish for want of understanding the Niceties and Punctilio's of pleading. He said he thought he could not be brought within the 25th of Edw. III for that only concern'd private Persons who compass'd the King's Death ; that the War was enter'd into, and the Army rais'd by Authority of Parliament; and they had declar'd that the Militia of Right was in them - that he acted by Commission from the Parliament's General, who were call'd by the King's Writ, chosen by the People, and, by an Act, could not be dissolv'd without their Consent; that they were in being when the King's Tryal happen'd, and he question'd if they were yet legally dissolv'd. That' their Authority was acknowledge both at Home and Abroad; and Foreign Nations sent Em- bassadors to them ; and the Judges, who were the Eyes of the People, and ought to be their Guides, acted by their Authority ; and tho' it Was objected that the Lords and Commons Could not make an Act if they were no more than Orders, yet being univer- sally obey'd by the Judges, Ministers and Officers of State, he hop'd they were sufficient to bear him out ; that what he had done was as a Soldier, deriving his' Power from his General, who had his Power from the Fountain, namely the Lords and Commons. That if he was upon the Guard at the King's Tryal, it was by Command of his General, not voluntarily; not was he a Contriver or Councilor, or Parliament man, or any of the Judges who sentenc'd the King, or had any Hand in his Execution ; and if it were such an Offence to have a Command in the Army,. General Monk, and the other Generals, were as Criminal as he, and all the People who acted by the same Autho- rity in the three Nations; and admitting the Autho- rity were an Authority of Fact, and not of Right, yet he conceiv'd those who acted under them ought not to be qUestion'd ; and what he had been govern'd by, was the declar'd Judgment of the Lords and Com- mons, as to their Right in the Militia; and that it was agreeable to Reason and Conscience, that the com- mon People should be directed in their Judgments by the High- Court of Parliament ; and this Parliament had expresly affirm'd, that the Persons who acted by their Authority ought not to be question'd. That if he was guilty of Treason, the Commons in Parliament began the Treason ; and if the Representative Body were Traitors, then were the People whom they re- presented so too, and there would not be found a jury to try it. The Court answer'd, that before the Fact for which he was indicted, they had destroy'd both Lords and Commons too; and they had not left above Forty in the House of Commons, or whom there were but twen- ty six who voted that pretended Act, under which he would shelter him Colonel Axtel reply'd, that the Commision that au- thoriz'd him to obey his General, was given him while the Lords and Commons sat in Parliament; and that he did but his Duty in being with his Regiment in the Hall, if the General order'd him to a Place, if he refus'd he must die, and it was hard if he obey'd he must be in danger too. To be continu'd. Saturday about four of the Clock in the Morning, died his Grace John Duke of Marlborough, the braved, greatest and most successful General, the World ever produc'd ; far excelling Alexander, Julius Caesar, Pompey the Great, Hanabal, or Scipio Africanis; for his Grace never fought any Battle but he came off Victor ; nor did he ever sit down before any Town, but he took it before he rose up from the Siege. This greatest General of the Universe, was the Dread of France, and Terror of Bavaria ; from whose Conjunction of their Arms against the Empe- ror of Germany, he retriev'd the Occidental Empire from sinking under Perfidy, Treachery, and eternal Destruction, by intirely routing the Gallick and Ba- varian Armies at Donawert, and Blenheim ; sending at the same Time, Tallard, the French General, Pri- soner to England. The Ancestry of his Family ascends above the Con- quest ; and he was the Son of Sir Winstan Churchill, of Wotten Basset, in1 the County of Wilts,. Knt. Which Sir Winstan had his Education in St. John's CoIlege Ox- ford, in the Beginning of the Year 1636, aged 16 Years, and left the said College without taking any Degree, and adher'd to the Cause of his Majesty King Charles the First, in the Time of thc Grand Rebellion, and afterwards suffe'd for it. His Grace's Mother was Elizabeth, Daughter of Sir William Drake,, of Ash, in the County of Devon, Bart. . He was born at the Seac of the present Sir William Ash, Bart, came first to Court by the Favour of the Duke of York, by which Advantage he soon won the regard of King Charles the Second, but in- clining to a martial Life he went to Tangier, after- wards to France, with the Duke of Monmouth, who gave him a Company in his own Regiment, and was one of those English Gentlemen Voluntiers that distin- guish'd themselves at the siege of Maestricht. Upon his Return to England he was by K. Charles the Second in the Year 1683, created Baron Churchil of Aymouth in Scotland ; and on the. 14th of May he was by King James the 2d created a Peer of England, by the Stile and Title of Baron Churchill of Samdridge, in the County of Hertford : However, this and other Honours, were not sufficient to bring him into the Interest of this Prince, against the Di- ctates of Honour and Conscience ; so he became a happy Instrument in bringing about the Revolution, by going over to the Prince of Orange, then at Sher- burn ; . who coming to the Crown of England, His Majesty created him Earl of Marlborough in 1689. In the first Year of Queen Anne, her Majesty con- stituted him Captain- General or her Land- Forces , both at Home and Abroad, elected him Knight of the Garter; and the Year following after his Return to England from Flanders, where he had taken Venlo, Ruremond Stevenswaert, Liege and other Places, she made him Marquis of Blandford, and Duke of Marl- borough; but the News of his Death coming too late to our Hands, we shall conclude thc further Account of him in our next. In 1703. His Grace took Bon, Huy, and Limburg, dr0Ve the French from the Neighbourhood of Liege, and met King Charles III, the present Emperor, then going to Spain, at Dusseldorp, who gave him a Sword, set with Diamonds, - and having represented the Mis- fortunes of the Empire to him by the Defection of the Elector of Bavaria, his Grace enter'd into Ne-. gotiations both at the Hague, and at London for its Relief. In 1704 he carry'd the greatest Part of the Atmy to Germany having Interviews by thc Way with the Electors of Mentz, Triers, and other Potentates, till he joyn'd Prince Lewis of Baden, after a prodigious March of above 60 German Leagues from the Maese to the Danube in 30 Days. Among other Compli- ment, the Prince told, him, He WaS come to save. the Empire, but the Duke reply'd, he came to learn from him how to do the Empire Service. This Year on the 2d of August, his Grace in concert with Prince Eugene gave the Enemy that Fatal Blow at Hochsted, in which it was observed he was resolved either to conquer or dye, because some Hours before the Battle, be devoted himself to GOD, in the Presence of his Chaplain, and received the Saciament. For this Action, his Grace received Congratulatory Letters from most of the Po- tentates of Europe, and in particular from the Stares general and from the Emperor, who directed his to is Prince of Mindelheim ( in Swabia) which Title Grace had obtained the Queen's Leave to accept, after having refused the Patent till he knew her Plea- In 1705 he retook Huy, rais'd the Siege of Liege, forced the French Lines at Hildesheim, which had been fortifying three Winters, and Beat a great De- tachment from the Enemies Grand Army commanded by two Lieutenant- Generals who were both taken Pri- soners; all which the States ascribed next under God to his Lordships Care. Prudence and Valour, which had conquered Difficulties that for above two Years had appear'd unsurmountable. And the Emperor declared, That his Grace's Services to the Common Cause in general, and to his' Family in particular, were such as should never be forgotten by him nor his Posterity. In 1706 his Grace defeated the French and Baviri- ans at Ramellies on the 12th of May, and gain'd all Brabant. He was every where in this desperate Acti- on and in imminent Danger of his Life, once when singled out by several of the most resolute of the French KING'S Houshold Troops who had killed or taken him, had not some of his own Foot came to his Assistance, and and Time when he had a Horse shot under him and Col. Bringfield lost his Head by a Can- non Ball as he was going to remount him. His Grace went immediately to the Hague to concert measures for improving the Victory, and ended this Glorious Campaign with the taking of Menin and Dendermond. In 1707, The Duke went with full Powers from the Queen and the States General, to several Courts to con- cert measures for reinforcing the Army, and to pre- vent the threatned Invasion of Saxony by the Swedes. In 1708, his Grace obtain'd the Glorious Victory of Audenarde the 11h of June, in sight of the Dukes of Burgundy and Berry, and the Pretender, who shame- fully ran away to carry the News to the French Court, while the Electoral Prince of Hanover, now his royal Highness the Prince of Wales, did Wonders as Vo- luntier among his Father's Troops, under his Grace's Command. After this he covered the Siege of Lisle, took it after a very obstinate Defence, relieved Brus- sels then besieged by the Elector of Bavaria, and re- took Ghent and Bruges, Which the Enemy had seiz'd by Treachery. In 1709, His Grace Went to Holland, from whence he made twO Voyages to England in the Spring, to Communicate to the Court what had pass'd at the Hague, relating to the Overtures of Peace, made by the Ministers of France. The same Year he was made one of the Privy Council, and a Plenipotentiary at the Treaty of Peace in Holland, which breaking up without Effect, he hastened to the Field, where having seiz'd St. Amand and Mortagne, on the Scheld, he co- vered the Siege of Tournay which soon surrendered to him, and routed the French with great Slaughter and Booty at the famous Battle of Blaregnies. He crowned this Glorious Campaign with the Re- dection of the strong City of Mons; and all Hainault. In 1710 the States General finding the Insincerity of the French in their Negotiations, pressed the Queen to send the Duke over early in the Spring, if he could be spared, that they might have the Benefit of his wise Coun- cils, as well as reap the Advantage of his incomparable Va- lour. Thc Duke being sent accordingly, took the Field six Weeks before the French, and reduced the strong Towns of Doway, Bethune, St. Venant, and Aire In 1711, the Duke returned to Flanders, where, with admirable Speed and Seerecy, and without Blood. shed, he forced the French lines upon the Senset and the Scheld, which Marshal Villars boasted, were his Ne plus ultra : And after his Grace had passed those Lines, he took the strong Town of Bouchain ( which gave him a great Inlet into Old France) and made the Garrison Prisoners of War. tho' they were nume- rous, and wanted nothing, in sight of 1ooooo Fight. ing Men that endeavoured to relieve them, and in the midst of the Enemies Intrenchments, lines and Gar- risons that , were continually on the Watch t0 strike some great Blow. In 1711, on the 1st Day of the neW Year the Duke was remov'd from all his Places, because he could by no means give into the Negociations enter'd into With France, on the Foot of such Preliminaries as left Spain and the West- Indie's to the House of Bour- bon. After this, his Grace was so scandalously treated by pr by the Party, that he thought fit to retire beyond Sea, and having obtain'd the Queen's Leave, and convey'd most of his real Estate to his Sons in Law, he sail'd for Ostend, from whence he proceeded to Antwerp, Maestricht, and Aix le Chapelle, and received abun- dance of Honours, both from the Magistiates and Po- pulace of every Town he pass'd through, Next Year his Grace visited his Principality or Mindleheim , and several Towns in Germany, where he had great Honours, particularly the present of a Tun of Wine from the Magistrates of Frankfort, where he had fre. quent Interviews with his victorious Brother Prince Eugene. From thence he return'd to Antwerp, and came Home again in 1714, landing at Dover on the Eve before the Death of the Queen ; and after be- ing welcom'd by the Nobility and Foreign Mini- sters, and sworn a Privy Councellor, he went to the Bath, but returned time enough to accompany his Majesty at his publick Entry into London during which, he was prodigiously huzza'd by the Citizens, and his Majesty immediately restor'd him to the Posts of Captain General, Colonel of the First Regiment of Foot Guards, and Master- General of the Ord- nance. His Grace married Sarah, Daughter, and at length one of the Coheirs of Richard Sandridge , Esq by whom he had 1st, John Marquis of Blandford, a fine hopeful Youth, who died at Cambridge in 1703. very much lamented. 2 Lady Harriot, ( mar- ried to the present Earl of Godolphin) now Dutchess of Marlborough. 3d, Lady Anne, deceased, who was Married to the late Earl of Sunderland. 4th, La dy Elizabeth, deceased, who was married to the Earl, now Duke of Bridgewater 5th Lady Mary, mar. ried to John Duke of Mountague His Coat of Arms is Diamond, a Lion Rampant, Pearl on a Canton of the Second a cross Ruby. An elegiack Poem on the Death of his Grace Duke of MARLBOROUGH. NO sooner was the Hebrew Prophet dead, Who th' israeltish Tribes from Bondage led, but God aPpointed Joshua the Chief, To give his choxen People fresh Relief this was the Fame and Glory he pursu'd, Till Palestine by Conquest was subdu'd ; And all his glorious Actions sure must be A Type of noble Marlborough's Bravery. For he his Sword against base Prince draws, The same his Courage, and the same his Cause ; Till crowned Heads at his Success surpriz'd, No less than falling from their Thrones surmiz'd. At Hochstet how this British Hero stood Intrepid, in the Waves of humane Blood, Till his undaunted Squadrons fiercely broke Thro' Dangers, in the midst of Fire and Smoke ; Then over Piles, and Mountains of the Dead, The Gen'ral his victorious Army led, In such heroick Majesty and State, As made Bavarians and the French think Fate, And Fortune did most strenuously contend To claim the Bliss of being Marlborough's Friend. Great Marlborough, for Fame and Grandeur born, The Glories of Great Britain to adorn, At Ramellies did dye the dreadful Plain, With the unhappy Bodies of the Slain ; There Sighs and Groans condens'd the limpid Air, Of wounded Mortals dying in Despair, Whilst those remaining, running quit the Field, And to the noble Marlborough Laurels yield ; But in this bloody Fight a random Shot, Which had its dying Orders nigh forgot, Had like to cue the Hero off, whilst he Was leading up his Men to Victory ; But some bright Angel the sad Fate withstood, As not designing it for Marlborough's Blood ; For Colonel Bringfield did the Shot receive, And lost his Life, hiS Master's Life to save. French Lines he forc'd ; and, with resistless Fate, Great Blangies woods, and Lagniers penetrate. Nor Veternan Troops, nor fortified Towns, Cou'd bear the Terror of his martial Frowns. Rain, Bouchain Ulm, Lille, Mons. and strong Ostend, In vain against brave Marlborough did contend ; the For where his Bombs and Bullets flew about The Siege his Enemies durst not hold out. ' But now the sole Palladium of our Isle, On whom Successi WAS ALWAYS proud to smile, Has paid a Tribute to insulting Death. To Heav'n he has in Peace resign'd his Breath The fatal News of which whoever hears, ' Must draw from him a Flood of mournful Tears Whilst his sad Obloquies the Muses sing, And Cypress to his laurell'd Trophies bring. Who Was the Peoples Darling, Monarch's Pride And living, all the Force of Rome defy'd. In melancholy, deep elegiack Verse, Ye British Bards adorn the Hero's Herse, While Ages yet unborn shall sound his Praise And marble Pillars to his Mem'ry raise A Proclamation was Issued out on the 4th Instant by the Lords Justices of Ireland, which declar'd James Garland, Phelim Duffe O'Neil, Francis Mac- Donnel, Cormock O Neil, Bryan Oge O Quin, Phi- lim O Neil, Neil O Quin, and Terence Byrn. to be Tories, Robbers, and Rapparees ; and in case they shall not surrender themselves by the 29th Day of Sep- tember next, they shall be, according to the Statute convict of High- Treason, and suffer accordingly • furthermore, all Persons that shall conceal, abet, aid or succour the abovesaid Offenders, shall be declared guilty of Felony without Benefit of Clergy, and suf- fer as Felons convict of Felony without Benefit of Clergy We hear that several Papists and others appearing at a Sessions held at Westminster, a Woman appear'd thereto excuse her Husband's Non Attendance, as be- ing sick, withal telling the Justices that she was a Pa- pist, but her Husband was a High Churchman, and being ask'd, What Religion that was ? She answer'd Next to the Romans. His Majesty hath granted the Government and Pro. perty of the Islands of St. Vincent and St. Lucia in America, to the Duke of Montagu. On Saturday Morning last Thomas Wightwick, esq; a Gentleman belonging to the Herald's Office, being in a high Fever, threw himself out of the Window at his Lodgings in Chancery- Lane, and died soon after. Last Week one John Webber, Waterman to the Duke of Newcastle, as he was drawing up his Anchor into the Barge near Hungerford- Stairs, fell over, board, and was drown'd. One Richard Walters, a Boat- builder near Mary- gold Stairs, Southwark, having lately quarrell'd with his Apprentice, was unfortunately kill'd in the scuffle, for which the latter was committed to the Marshalsea. Some Days ago one Richard Johns, a noted Sweet ner, was committed to the Garehouse, Westminster, by Robert Man. Esq; for putting a Person in Bodily Fear on the King's Highway, and taking upon him an Office he had no Right to, viz. opening the King's Gate, and demanding Money for so doing. Monday a Person was committed to Newgate for endeavouring to impose upon the South Sea Company by means of Stocks which were not his own. We have Advice frcm Jerusalem. that the Arabi- ans have destroy'd the City of Jaffa, or Joppa, ( said to be built by Japhet) which is situated upon the Me- diterranean, about 24 Miles from this City ; the Mo- nastery of St. Peter, in which officiated the Monks of the Observance of St. Francis, has been buried in Ruin. Letters from Provence say, that the Plague is again ceased at Marseilles; that the Golden Cross Street is opened a new ; that the inhibi- tants are under Quarantain ; that all Merchandize susceptible of Infection, is burnt; that a Fryar's bringing silks from Avignon, was the Means of this late Return of the Contagion ; but that the Fryar is seiz'd, as are likewise 30 Persons more who traded in contraband Goods; that ' tis hop'd they will be all punished after the Example shewn by the Magi- strates of Toulon, who caus'd forty such like Of- fenders to be shot to Death. Letters from Avig- non say, seven or eight Persons a Day die there, but that very little of the Distemper remains either in the Comtat, or in Provence. Ibt The Proposals for an Agreement between the South- Sea Company and the Bank of England, is settled by the Court of Directors of each Company, at fol. THat the Bank shall pay to the South Sea Com- pany 4,300,000 I. or so much thereof, as the Subscription for Sale of Bank Stock hereafter pro- posed shall amount unto ; for which the South Sea Company shall assign over to the Bank so much of their Annuity or Fund, as the said Sum to be paid, shall produce, after the rate of 10; 1. for every 5 1. per Annum. The Money so to be paid, to be taken by the South- Sea Company, in any of their Bonds or Dividend Warrants, or Money, That the first Pay. ment shall be 800, ooo I. or so much as 10 1. per Cent, on the Subscripticn shall amount unto, the whole to be compleated it 20 Months. The Annuity to be as- sign'd to the Bank, to be subject to Reduction and Re- demption, pursuant to the Acts of the 6th and 8th of King George, to be received at the Exchequer, by Weekly Payments ; bearing neverthelsss , its Pro- portion of any Deficiencies that may happen, Un- til provided for by Parliament. The South- Sea Company to Assign so much of their Fund to the Bank as shall be purchased upon the Terms before, mentioned, upon the Bank's making the first Pay. ment to the South- Sea Company. That 5I. per Cent. Interest shall be reciprocally paid ard allowed to and by each Corporation, in Case the subse- quent Payments shall for their mutual Convenience be anticipated or delay'd. That the Subscription proposed to be taken for the Sale of Bank Stock shall be opened as soon as possibly, after the two Gene- ral Courts shall have agreed, at the Rate of 118 per Cent, payable in South Sea Bonds, Dividend War- rants, or Money The Subscribers to pay Twenty per Cent, for the first Payment, and the Remainder in ten Payments, at the Distance of two Months each, vii. Nine Payments of 10 per Cent. Upon failure of any of which subsequent Payments, the first Payment to be forfeited That the Subscribers shall be intitled to the Michaelmass Dividend, and all subsequent Di- vidends on Bank- Stock, provided they comply duly with their respective Payments. The Bank to open the said Subscription for such Sum as they shall think proper, not less than Three Millions. Which being subscribed, the Bank shall answer to the South Sea Company 4 100,000 I. upon the Terms, and at the Times before mentioned. That a Share of the Charges of Management allow'd, or to be allowed to the South Sea Company, shall be assigned to the Bank, in Proportion, as the Fund they shall Purchase, bears to the Additional Funds accruing to the South Sea Company, in Consequence of the Act of the 6th of King George. That the Differ- ence between the Two Companies respecting the Charge on the Subscription for support of Publick Credit, be submitted to Arbitration. That the Lord Chancellor, Lord. President, and Mr. Chan- cellor of the Exchequer, be humbly desired to accept the Arbitration, each Company to abide by the Award of the said Arbitrators, or any Two of them; That mutual Releases relating to all other Differences or Disputes between the two Companies be Executed; They write from Bristol, June 18, that the Seneca, Capt. Jones, neWIy arrived there from Barbadoes, brought Advice, that the Jason Galley, Capt. Plum- mer, belonging to Bristol, put in at the said Island the 5th of May, in her Way to Jamaica from the Coast of Africa, . by which they received certain Ac- count, that his Majesty's Ship Swallow, Capt. Ogle, had taken by Stratagem the Ship of Roberts the great- and notorious Pyrate, and two other large Ships his Consorts, whereof one was the Count de Toulouse, a Frenchman they had formerly taken of about 50 Guns, the other supposed to be a new Prize The Man of War in sailing off of Lopas, perceiv'd that two of those Ships were upon the Heel a scrubbing, upon which he acted the Part of a Trader, Roberts being desirous of a Prize, immediately slipt his Cable and run out after him .- The Swallow ran away, and so de- coy'd him out of the Reach of the other Ships hearing the Noise of the guns; then suddenly tack'd about and ran out his lower Teer of Guns, and with the Broadside kill'd Roberts; upon his dropping, the Men were so dishearten'd that they surrender'd- Af- terwards the Man of War hoisted up the King's Co- lours ( under Robert's black Flag, having a white Ske- leton in it) and so went into Lopas to look after the other two Ships that were upon the Heel : The Py- rates on board seeing the Man of War coming in with a black Flag uppermost, jump'd for Joy, concluding that Roberts had taken the Man of War: but they soon found to the contrary, for the Swallow took them with little Resistance : Some of the Men made their Escape into the Wood, but they were in hopes to get them again. , All the Men taken in the three Pyrate Ships were put into Cape Coast Castle. Roberts was grown near as formidable on the Coast of Africa, as the Pyrate England is in the East Indies having lately- taken 10 Sail of Ships in Whidaw Road, and ' tis be- lieved he had great Riches on board. He was very, severe to. his Prisoners, according to the Account of some in this City that have been in his Hands; but one Gillesby, the 2d Captain, who we hear was once cry'd for his Life for attempting an Escape, was very civil to them, and seemd to act as a Person under Constraint. Last Monday the Duke of Rutland and several other Peers being at Play upon Mary Bone Green, which they had solely hir'd for their own Diversion, one Sa- muel Byron Esq; going upon the same, and being desir'd by the Door- Keeper to come off, he presentJy drew his Sword, and dangeroufty wounded him under the left Pap, for which he was committed by Justice Blany to the Gatehouse. Last Tuesday the 2d Regiment of Foot Guards fir'd by Plartoons ; as did Yesterday the 3d Regiment, in the Presence of Earl Cadogan. This Exercise, we hear will be continued every Morning successively at the Mounting of the Guards, till ' he Camp breaks up. Her Royal Highness the Princess has declar'd that she is with Child again. Wednesday between one and two in the Morning one Murffey. belonging to the Scotch Guards, with two other Soldiers robb'd and stript a Man stark naked in the Road by Totenham Court, taking from him all his Cloathes but his Shoes, and tyed his Legs and Hands with his Garters and Handkerchief, but Murffey and one- of his Comrades were apprehended in jackson's Night Cellar at Charing- Cross, with the stoln Cloaths found upon'em, and committed to Newgate By Justice Gore On Monday next, being the. 25th instant, will be kept at. Stationer's Hall, the Grand Meeting of the most Noble and Ancient Fraternity of Free Masons, as usuak: And in which Society there is some peculiar Word or Signal given, so that if one of them walks by or is drink: ng by any Edifice building of Stone, they all come down immediately from their Work', and wait upon him. with great Respect. Tuesday last came on at Guild- hall, before the Lord Chief Justice Pratt, the Tryal of Mr. Sharp the Prin- ter, for the Supplement to the, Freeholders Journal, No. 10, His Council were, Serjeant Darnel, Mr. Ketelby, Mr. Hungerford, and Mr Fazakerly. The Messenger of the Press deposed, that he had the Pa- per from Mr. Pain, the Publisher, and the latter swore, that he had between three and four Thousand of them from the said Mr. Sharp, and accounted with him for the same, so that the jury, after the clearest Evidence that could be, brought in the said Mr. Sharp Guilty of both Printing and Publishing the said scan- dalous Libel At the same Time and Place, Robert Marshall, Jo- seph Fletcher, John Berry, William Day, John Brot- tingham, William Ham. Francis Price, John Ander- son, and John Hill, Watermen on the RiVer of Thames, were try'd for Wounding and Resisting the Officers of the Customs in the Execusion of their Duty. They were found Guilty, and we are inform'd that the next Term they will be Transported, pursuant to a late Act of Parliament made for that Purpose. Monday last, one Mr. Powel, a Timber Merchant, Son of a Soap- boyler, in the Borough of Southwark, was unaccountably drowned in the Thames near The Countess of Kinnoule Daughter to the Earl of Oxford is brought to Bed of a Son. The The Countess of Godophin is now Dutchess of Marlborough and her eldest Son the Ld. Rialton is styl'd Marquess of Blandford. . Captain Faulkner is appointed Captain of Green- wich Hospital, in the room of Capr. Smith, deceas'd ; and Capt Chelly is made Master Intendant of the Works, in the room of the said Capt. Faulkner. The Duke of Marlborough is succeeded as Master of the Ordnance by the Earl of Cadogan, as also the Command of the first Regiment of the Foot Guards is given to his Lordship. And the Command of the se- cond Regiment, which the Earl of Cadogan had, is given to the Earl of Scarborongh. Wednesday was held a General Court of the Bank of England ; wherein Sir Tho. Scowen, the Governor, mov'd for the Secretary to read the Proposals for pur- chasing 100 ooo 1. of the Annuity of Funds belonging to the South sea Company. ' Tis faid, that till the Chappel and Vault at Blen- heim are finished, the Remains of the late Duke of Marlborough will be deposited in St. George's Chapel at Windsor. On Wednesday last one Mrs. Hill was commit! ed to the Gatehouse by three of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for Westminster being charg'd With keeping and maintaining a common Gaming- house in Bridges- street, Covent- Garden. Bankrupts since our last. Wm. Brookman, of Kingstreet, London, Joyner.' Benjamin Grove, of the Hamlet of Spittle- Fields, in the County of Middlesex, Silk Thrower. Edmund Biown, late of Tottenham Mills, in the County of Middlesex, Oil- Miller. John Appletree, of Woodstock, in the County of Oxford, Mercer. Letters from Vienna say, that ' tis said 200oo Men are ordered to be levied, in order to compleat the Im- perial Regiments, and form new ones, in case of a War in Italy. _ They write from Lewes in Sussex, that they had a violent Storm of Hail there lately, which hath done much Damage, some of the Hail Stones measuring four Inches round. On Saturday last died Mr. Foulks Messenger at the Salt Office, who is succeeded by Mr, Benfield. We hear that John How, Sen Esq; formerly a no- ted Representative of Gloucestershire, and Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons, is dead. Our Merchants have Advice, that the Elizabeth ( late. Capt. Thompson) was taken and plunder'd by the Pyrates on the Coast of Africa. , We hear that Counsellor Reeves will succeed Mr. Serjeant Denton as Attorney General to the Dutchy of Lancaster. The Report publickly cry'd last Wednesday about the Streets concerning one William Hawkins the Highwayman being kill'd in the Gatehoufe is false • and the Libel is scandalous in falsly affirming that one J. B. did the Murther, a Gentleman who voluntarily serv'd his Majesty in the subduing the Rebels at Pres- ton, where he was wounded, as is very well known to the Honourable the Lord Forrester, under whose Command he always behav'd himself with such distin- guishable Honour and Bravery, that he as much scorns to perpetrate a base Action, especially with a Penknife, as he does to keep such Company as rob on the Highway. *||* Whereas Dr. March, formerly a Sur- geon at Fulham, and afterwards, at Chelfea, in the County of Middlesex, hath lately pretended, and re- ported, that he hath got a considerable Estate by the Death of Mr. Richard Eades, late of Doctors Com- mons, deceas'd ; this is to certifie, that the said Report is altogether false, tho' the said Dr. March, after the Decease of the said Mr. Eades, did set up a Noncupa- tive Will, and thereby endeavour'd to get what the said Mr. Eades left, and did actually make a Seizure of some Part of the said Mr. Eades's Effects, but the said Noncupative Will upon being examin'd into in Doctors Commons, appear'd to be a meer Sham and Fiction, and was set aside ; and the Administration to the said Mr. Eades's Estate is granted to one Mr George Jackson, an Apothecary in Marine Square, for the Benefit of Mr. Eade's next Relations, and the Effects the said Dr. March seiz'd, are order'd to be re- stor'd. This is publish'd for the Benefit of the pub- lick, and to prevent further Impositions from the said Dr. March. 411. Christned, Males 146. Females 155. In all 301, Buried, Males 105. Females 216. In all I creased in the Burials this Week 4. CASUALTIES. Drown'd accidentally at St. Mary at Lambeth 1. Ex- cessive Drinking 1. Hang'd themselves 1. One ( being Lunatick) at St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, and one at St. Giles's without Cripplegate. Kill'd a, One being' blown up by Gunpowder at St. Dunstan's in the West, and one by a Fall occasion'd by his Apprentice, at Christ- Church in Surrey. tilt '. Matthew west, goldsmith in Clare- street, Clare Market, gives Notice, That the English Lottery will begin Drawing on Monday the 2d of july next, and that he hath purchased Tickets in the said Loccery, and divided them into Shares, as a loch, 10th, sth, 4th, or half a Ticket, as may be seen in the Scheme at large, at my House aforesaid, Or at my Office ac John's Coffee House in Exchange- Alley. and at my Office at North's Coffee- House in King' street near Guildhall, where Register Books are kept as formerly, to send to any Part of Great- Britain N. B. Shares of Tickets may be had at the abovesaid Places, and Tickets in the Groninghen Lottery, which fills apace. Those that have a mind to be concern in either of them, are desired to be speedy. printed and Sold by J R E A D, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street. Where Advertisements are taken in. ~ " ' ' Advertisement on Silver and Gold, If any Merchant, or any other sort of Person of whatsoever, Divine or Temporal Em- ployment, you are, that really loveth private and pub- lick Welfare, desireth to help or to be helped in this Mystery of getting such Silver and Gold, that MAY bring lasting Gladness to the Heart, and Honour Blessing to the Buyer as well as to the Seller: Leave or send your Letter, or Name and where you live, within four Weeks, to this Printer, for the Author of this Advertisement, and you'll have an Answer within this Day six Weeks.
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