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Date of Article: 03/11/1722
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WeeKly jounal OR, British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick SATURDAY, NOVEMBER. 3, 1722. sIR. THE following History of the Pretender's Reign I borrowed of a Friend, on purpose to oblige the Jacobites: It Contains only the first twenty Years digested Into An- nal ; perhaps the World may be surprized to hear of a King in Europe who has Reign'd so long, and has hitherto made such a Secret of it But it may not be a miss to inform the world, that his Do- minions border on the Land of Utopia and being, by his Mother's Side, of the Blood of the famous Knight of Mancha, his natural Genius became so addicted to Exploits of Knight Errantry, that he has so long affected to be call'd by the Name of the Chevalier de St. George, because he had read of an English saint of that Name, who was repOrted to have kill'd the Dra- gon of Wantly Annals of the Pretender's Reign. Anno Regni im. He made Choice of his Ministry, the first of whom was his Confessor, being recom- mended by the Society of Jesuits, as one very proper to guide the Conscience of a King, who was to rule a Kingdom which is not within the Pale Of the Church ; he then made Frank Scammony President of his Council, and Vicar General of the Spiritualities by virtue of the Pope's Dispensation. He made Henry St John ( Yeoman) and James Butler ( Labourer) his Secretaries of State, and gave away a rich and honour- able Sinc cure to his principal favourite, by constitu- ting him his Lord High Treasurer. He likewise sign'd a Dormant Commission for another to be his HigH Admiral, with Orders to produce it whenever he shou'd have any Sea Room for his Employment. Anno Regni j.. He perfected himself in the Minuet Step . He grew mightily, but waxed Wanton. Anno Regni 4 He wrote a Letter to the Pope for his Blessing • and in the same Year, he order'd his Lord High Treasurer t0 pay off the Debts of the Crown, which had been contracted since his Accession to the Throne; particularly a Milk- Score of three Years standing. Anno Regni He greatly improv'd in princely Learning, having read over the Legends of the Romish Saints, with the History of those English Martyrs who attempted to blew up a whole Parliament of Here- ticks Anno Regni 6' He took a Plan of the French Bastile with his own Hand; visited the Galleys : and studied the Edicts of his grand Patron, Lewis XIV. Anno Regni 7 Being now grown up to Years of Maturity he resolv'd to seek Adventures, and play at Soldiers but was very much divided in his Mind, whether he should first make an expedition to Scotland, or a Pilgrimage to Loretto. At length he resolv'd Pace Three half Pence. On his Scotch expedition ; and for that Purpose he dub'd himself a Knight. After a short piece of Errantry up on the Seas, he smelt Gunpowder, ( to which he had a great Aversion) and therefore hasted back to Dunkirk. where he paid his Devotions to St Antonwy for having deliver'd him from the Danger of the sea, and Sir George Bing Anno Regni . He made a Campaign in Flanders, where by the Help of a Telescope, he saw the Bat- tle of Oudenarde, and the Prince of Hanover's Horse shot under him; being posted 0n a high tower with two French PrinCes of the blood. Anno Regni, 9 He made a second Campaign in Flanders, where he made a Retreat without loss of Blood; and upon his return to Court, he gain'd a great Reputation for his Gallantry with the French Ladies, and his Performance in a Rigadoon. Anno Regni 10. The Pope having heard the Fame of these his military Archievments, made him a pre sent of the blessed Swadling Clouts, and the Offer of a Cardinal's Cap: But the latter his Ministry per- swaded him not to accept, for Reasons of state, well known to Politicians. Anno Regni . He retir'd to Lorrain. where every Morning he made great Havock among the wild Fowl, by the Advice. and with the assistance of his Privy Council; which has not a little recommended him to the good Opinion, and kind Offices of several British Fox Hunters. Anno Regni i He made a Visit to the Duke de Aumont, and passed for a french Marquess in a Masque- rade at Somerset House, but very well known at St. James's Palace. Anno Regni 13. He visited the English Convents, and chose out such Appartments as he design'd to give in Enchange for those of a certain . Anno Regni: 14. He now made great Preparations for the Invasion of Great Britain and got together vast Stores of Ammunition, consisting of many Reliques, a little Gunpowder, and a few Cannon Balls. He re- ceiv'd from the Pope a large contribution being one Third in Money, and the Remainder in Indulgencies An Irish Priest brought him an Authentick Tooth of St Thomas a Beckett, and it was thought he wou'd be rewarded with the Archbishioprick of Canterbury eve- ry Monastry contributed something : One gave him a thousand Pounds; and another as many Masses. Anno Regni this Year was remarkable in Scot- land for the Battles he fought there the great Victories he won and the many Towns he besieg'd and took: But those things being so fresh in every ones' memo ry, we need not say any more of it ; only when Earl Cadogan was coming to compliment him at Perth he Modestly excus'd himself the Trouble of that Ceremo- nial as not beirg well enough prepared to receive such an illustrious Visitor; and the better to avoid all Disputes that might possibly happen, he retir'd incog- nito, and took shipping by Night for france ; but being in haste, he call'd not at the French Court, but pass'd on to the Pope's Domini0ns. Anno Regni 16. He unwittingly boarded a Fireship and going hastily down the Hold he got such a fall on his Face as greatly endanger'd his Nose. Anno Regni 17 THis being a Year of small Action, he went to Rome and crawl'd up the holy stairs upon all Fours: He saw the Ceremony in which tHe Pope excommunicated all Protestants and prevail'd with the r V'B ' i i \ ill l/ K r 2382 ) I I 11.1 I w U 1 m. • i ' < m * I if- the Holy Father to exclude Frank scammony and some others of his English Brethren, out of the Holy Curse. Anno Regni 180. He order'd Cardinal Gualteri to make a Mocton in the Conclave, that annual Masses should be said for the Souls of those who Were execu- ted in England for his cause: Upon which arose great Debates; but the Pope having set forth the Danger that might arise from a Resolution of that Nature; and telling them he had received Advice, that Sir George Bing was coming into the Mediterranean with a large Squadron of British Ships ; it passed in the Ne- gative. Anno Regni 19°. He took unto him a Wife, and set- tled a joynture of fifty thousand Pounds a Year, to be paid her out of the publick Funds in England ; the first Payment to commence upon the Day that his Lord High Treasurer has the Key of the Exchequer at West- minster deliver'd into his Hands. Anno Regni 20. He had a Son born whom he de- clared as next Heir to his Utopian Dominions: But it being usual at such times for Princes to release State- Prisoners, and he having none to release, he condes- cended to touch for the King's Evil ; 0nly with this remarkable Difference, That as our English King's us'd to take the Evil away by their Touch; so he, by his Touch, brought the Evil upon them : And he Was ne- ver known to touch em Englishman but he immediately be came a Rebel to King GEORGE ; for which Reason, there be many who think him of spurious Birth. The beginning of this Year he was taken with ano. ther Fit of Knight Errantry ; and nothing would serve him, but that his chief Ministers residing at London, Should form a Conspiracy to assassinate King GEORGE and his Illustrious Family: But their villanous Designs being timely discoVer'd. the said Ministers were seiz'd and committed to safe Custody ; and they being likely to suffer Death for their Crimes, there will be many Places vacant at the Chevalier's Court: But it's thought they stand fairest for them, who were the chief Pro- moters of the late EleCt on for Lord Mayor of London ; but more especially a Gentleman of Castle Baynard's Ward who, upon this News set out post from Naples for Rome. But farther my Historian goes not. oa. 27. 1722. I am, SIR, Your most humble Servant, October Greenwood. The Continuation of the Life of HENRY the 7th. King of ENGLAND. i Amongst the Prisoners that were taken, was the counterfeit King, who had been a Scholar in Oxford, and his Tutor, Richard Simon, a Priest. Lambert confessed his Parents to be mean Persons, and of a mean Calling. Him the King condemned to his Kit- chin or Scullery, at length promoted him to be one of his Falconers; in which Estate he continued till his Death Sim. Subtle or Richard Simon, was Con- demned to a Dungeon and perpetual Schackles. Stoken field Battle was fought, A. D. 1487, June 16. being Saturday, a Day of the Week observed to have been lucky to this Prince Henry ; who sent his Royal Standard to our Ladies Church of Walsingham, in Norfolk, there to remain as a Monument of this his Victory, and Gratitude for it. And now the King dis patcheth his Agent into Scotland, there to settle Amity with James the Third, and to prevent the Retreat and Protection that his Enemies had found therein. Short, ly after which, some discontented Persons in York- shire rose in Arms, under Pretence that they were op- presseed in their Tax or Subsidy ; but some of these Re- bels were routed by the Earl of Surry, who took their Leader, John a Chamber, Prisoner, and upon the hear- ing of the King's Approach, the rest of them under the Leading of Sir John Egremond, dispersed them- selves John a Chamber wirh some others of the Chief Rebels, were executed at York. The King's Affairs being settled in a present peaceable Estate at home, he was next engaged in a War with France ; for the car. rying on of which, his Subjects did largely contribute, chiefly the City of London, out of which he received for his Furture in that Voyage almost 1oooo I. from in the Commoners, and 100/ besides from every Alder- man. And this wise King knowing how great a Strength that rich City was to him humoured the Citizens exceedingly: Himself did not only become one amongst them, causing himself to entred a Bro- ther of the Merchant- Taylor's Company but also wore the the Habit at a publick Feast, and sat as Master the Company, A. D. 1492. Oct. 6. King Henry with his Host landed at Callais, from whence, with his whole Forces, he marched toward Boloigne, which when he had besieged, Articles of Peace were concluded betwixt him and the King of France: Far King Hen- ry before his going out of England, had been dealt with on the French King's behalf to accept of con- ditions, but would not enter into any Treaty with him till he was in the Field, and that with such a Puissance, as was likely enough to force his own Con- ditions. When Henry had to his Advantage settled his Transmarine Affairs, he returned for England where he was not to remain long in quiet • for the Dutchess of Burgundy had provided another counter- feit. King, a Youth of princely Personage, called Peter Warbeck, the Son of a converted Jew. This her Creature Peter, or as some called him Perkin and Pe- terkin, under the Name and Title of Richard Planta- ginet, second Son of King Edward IV. had great Ho nour given him by the King of France; and divers Persons of Eminency in England were so deluded that they believed him to be the true Richard, and thereupon sought to advance him to the Crown- which cost some of them the Price of their Heads' as the Lord Fitz Walter, Sir Simon Montfort, Sir William Stanley, Lord Chamberlain, that gained the Victory for King Henry at Bosworth- field These, with more, were put to Death for favouring of Per- kin. The King also for the farther prevention of Dan- gers, caused the Coasts of England to be strongly guarded; sent a new Lord Chancellor into Ireland, Henry Denny, a Monk of Langton Abby, and Sir Edward Poynings with some Forces, whose greatest Care and Diligence was to punish such as before- time had given any Assistance to the mock King, and to re- strain such as were likely to do so in time to come. The Earl of Kildare falling under Suspicion, Poynings sent Prisoner into England, where the King did gra- ciously hear and admit his Defences, and return'd him with Honour and Continuation of Authority. The Irish had formerly exhibited many Articles against this Earl; the last of which was, finally, all Ireland cannot rule this Earl: Then, quoth the King, shall this Earl rule all Ireland, constituting him Lord De- puty thereof. But Perkin having gained private Assis- tance from the French King, and Maximilian, to strengthen yet his Enterprize, he repairs into Scotland, unto James IV. ( having special Recommendations from the King of France, and Dutchess of Burgundy) who gave him most curteous Entertainment. The rare Impudence of the Youth, and that Connexion which his Darings had with other Princes, drew this King into an Error concerning him. When he was first brought to the Presence of the King of Scots, with a right Princely Gracefulness he declared to the said King, That Edward IV. leaving two Sons, Ed- ward and Richard, both very young, their unnatural Uncle Richard, to obtain the Crown, purposed the murder of them both ; but the Instruments of his Cruelty having murdered his eldest Brother the young King, were moved with Pity to spare his Life, and that thus saved by the Mercy of God, he was private- ly conveyed beyond the Seas, ( the World supposing that himself also had been murdered,) And that Hen- ry Tudor Earl of Richmond, after he had by subtile and foul Means obtained rhe Crown, he then wrought ail Means and Ways to procure the final Destruction of him the rightful Heir to the English Diadem. That his said mortal Enemy Henry hath not only falsely surmised him to be a feigned Person, giving him Nick- names, so abusing the World; but that also to deprive him of his Right, he had offered him large Sums of Money to corrupt the Princes with whom he has been retained, and had employed his Servants to murder him. To be continu'd. The jj JO Dil I" 11 10 the Joryi qmfc > CV C 2383 _) The Continuation of the Tryal of John Coleman, for High Treason. Lord Chief Justice in his Directions to the Jury told them, That it was plain from Mr. Coleman's Let- ters, that he intended to bring in the Roman Catho- lick. and to subvert the Protestant Religion ; and that which was by Consequence intended was the killing the King as the most likely Means to introduce that: that another way his Letters plainly convicted him of bringing in popery was by a foreign Power: And as for way Coleman pretended he design'd to introduce his Religion, ( viz) by procuring Liberty of conscience, that he knew was very' unlikely to pro- duce that effect; for tho' some had so little Wit as to turn Fanaticks, he saw very few, that when when left to themselves would turn Papists : That for Mr. Coleman, who was bred a Protestant, ( his Father be- ing a Minister in Suffolk) to turn Papist, being a Man of those Parts, as he appear'd to be he look'd upon that Circumstance as an Argument against him, and that he was moved by some By- ends and secular Mo- tives- He believ'd his Persion was his Consci- ence, and his Secretary's Place his Bait Then he proceeded to inveigh against the bloody and inhu- man Principles of those of the Prisoner's Religion : And as to the Evidence thac had been given viva voce, as to his Design of killing the King, he left it entirely to the Jury, without making any Observations upon it. The jury, after a short Recess, brought the Priso- ner in Guilty. The day following, being the 18th of November' Mr. Coleman was brought again to the Bar to receive his Sentence. Before it was pronounced, the Lord Chief Justice made a Speech in which he told Mr. Coleman he would not have him to go out of the World under a Mistake, and think himself innocent ; for it was apparent from his own Letters ( waving the Testimony of the two Witnesses.) thar he was guilty of contriving and cOn- spiring the Destruction of the Protestant Religion, and to bring in Popery, and that by the Aid and Assist- ance of a foreign Power: That he who subverts the Protestant Religion here, by Consequence brings in a foreign Authority, and does an Act in Derogation of the Crown, and in Diminution of the King's Su- premacy, and endeavours to bring us under a foreign Dominion ( the Pope.) , And tho' he might intend to bring in Popery by procuring a Dissolution cf the Parliament, and obtaining Liberty of Consci- ence and such innocent Ways, it was greatly to be feared other Mtihods would have been taken, if those fail'd ; ( at least by his Confederates, if not by him) And he that enters upon an unlawful Act is guilty of all the Consequences that attend it, tho' he might not design them Then he exhorts the Prisoner to be penitent, and disclose the whole Plot, bids him not be deluded with fond Hopes of having his Sen- tence respited : That he should not trust to it, for they might flatter him to stop his Mouth ' till they had stop'd his Breadth, and he doubted he would find that to be the Event He again presses him not to be deceiv'd with the Expectation of a Pardon ; for the Nation was at that Time in such Disorders, and the People so alarm'd with secret Murders, or daily Out. rages, that though the King, who was merciful to a Fault, should be inclin'd that way, he verily believ'd both Houses of Parliament would interpose between that and him : Thac there was nothing could save him, he must assuredly die, and that suddenly. Then the Chief Justice pronounc'd Sentence on Mr. Coleman as a Traitor. Mr. Coleman thank'd his Lordship for his charita. ble Advice: He acknowledg'd, that Confession was extremely necessary to a dying Man ; but the Con- fession he suppos'd his Lordship meant, was of the Crimes he was condemn'd for, ( viz ) a malicious con. triving & c. but he renounc'd all the Mercy that God Could shew him, if he had not discover'd already to the House of Commons all that he knew in this Business Afterwards Mr. Coleman desir'd his Wife and Friends might come to him ; which was granted, and he was remanded to Newgate. The End of Mr. Coleman's TryaL Tuesday being the Anniversary of his Royal High- ness the Prince of Wales's Birth- Day, when he enters into the 39th Year of his Age ; the same was usher'd with ringing of Bell;, Guns firing, and other Demon- strations of joy, and there being a splendid Court, he was also complemented by all the Foreign Mini- sters, who and other Nobles were entertain'd at a very fine Ball at St. James's. Thomas Duke of Norfolk having been taken into Custody , and examin'd by a Committee of Lords of the Privy- Council, was on Saturday last committed Prisoner to the Tower, for Suspcion of High- Trea- son. His Grace is Earl Marshal and Hereditary Earl- Marshal of England, Earl of Arundel, Surrey, Nor- folk, and Norwich ; Baron Howard, Mowbray, See,. Segrave, Brose of Gower, Fitz Allen, Warren, Clun, Oswaldstree, MaltraVers, Greystock, Furnival, Ver- don, Lovetot, Strange of Blacmere, and Howard of Castle Rising; Primier Duke, Earl, and Baron of England, next the Blood Royal, and Chief of the Fa- mily of the Howards His Lordship is allow'd a Va- let and Footman, but is not permitted to go out of the Apartment. Next Tuesday 7- Night the Dukes of Bolton, Rox- burghe, and Rutland, lately elected Knight- Compani- ons of the most Noble Older of the Garter, will be in. stalled at Windsor with the usual Solemnities, and after Divine Service in the Chappel, and a banquet in the Castle,, their Coats of Arms will be put up in the room of those of the late Dukes of Marlborough and Bolton, and the Earl of Sunderland. There has been no News these three Months past, of the Addison and the Chandos, two homeward, bound East India- Ships. Depositions are daily taken on both Sides, in Rela- tion to the late Westminster Election, the Merits of which being to be heard this Day. The Countess of Stamford is dangerously ill. The Lady Davers, Widow of Sir Robert Davers, Bart. Member of Parliament for the County of Suffolk, lately deceased, died in a Weeks Time after her said Husband. The Officers that were lately committed to New gate, from Tuttle's Gaming House in Bridges, street, Covent Garden, are admitted to Bail, being bound by Recognizance to appear at the next Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held at Westminster. On Sunday last one Walter Stears was committed to the Gatehouse, Westminster, by Thomas Railton, Esq; on the Oath of Maurice Hayes, for being a Per- son disaffected to his Majesty's Government, and for threatning to murder one Owen Daily, if he appear'd as an Evidence against Thomas Cross, against whom a Warrant was issued out for High- treason. They write from Bostom in New England, that on the 12th of July last 60 or 70 Indians did by Force 1 of Arms, drive into the Garrison of Fort St. George upwards of 90 Men, Women and Children almost naked, haVing first burnt five Houses, Captain Har- mon being appriz'd of their Proceedings, mann'd out a Sloop with 40 Men, and going up Kennebeck River, he fell upon the Indians as they were at rest about two in the Morning, and looking over the Slain, they found the Hand of a white Man laid upon a Stump, and his Body hard by, whom the said Indians had bar- barously murder'd, by cutting out his Tongue, cutting off his Nose and private Parts, having besides given him innumerable Stabs and Wounds, Capt, Harmon brought off the Body, which was found to be that of Moses Eaton of Brunswick in that Country. The new Lord Mayor went up on Monday to West minster with the usual State Grandeur observ'd on that occasion, and was sworn into his Office before the Barons of the Exchequer : Afterwards his Lord- ship went to the several Courts to invite the Lord Chancellor and Judges to dine with him ; a noble En- tertainment was provided on that Occasion at Gold- smiths Hall; at which were present several Dukes and Lords of rhe Privy- Council, Judges, Aldermen, She- riffs, and several other Persons of Distinction. On Monday the Tide rose so Very high, that at three of the Clock in the Morning, we hear there Was above a Foot of Water in Oliver's Coffee Room in the Old Palace Yard, near Westminster Hall Gate, c 2 3 8 4 ) A Edinburg, there has been an impious, atheisti- cal, blasphemous, and obscene Paper publish'd, intitu- led', The Edinburgh News Letter, containing scandalous Speeches, Verses, Poems, Tales, Narratives, Letters, and mock Sermons, for which the Printer and Pub- lisher, had a just Punishment inflicted upon him, is put under Bail for his good Behaviour for the future, and all Copies of his said Prints and Letters were burnt by the common Hangmen. We hear that a Treaty of Marriage is on foot be- tween the Rt. Hon. the Lord Lord Cornwallis, and Mrs Ann Townshend, eldest Daughter to ths Rt. Hon the Lord Viscount Townshend. Robert Pit, Esq; Member of Parliament for Oak- hampton, lies dangerously ill- On Saturday Night last His Majesty was to see the New Opera, called Mutius Scaevola We hear, that the Prisoners for Debt in the several Goals of England, are preparing to Petition the Par- liament for a Bill in their Behalf; amongst other things, they complain, that the late fatal Disaster of the Times has so encreased their Numbers, that they are not only become useless Subjects, but burthen- some to the Nation, and the very Prisons Mr. Green, the Gunsmith in the Minories, who Was some time since taken into Custody of a Messen ger, was last Week admitted to Bail. Friday 7 Night Brigadier Ferrers, Member of Par- liament for the County of Pembroke, who lately suc- ceeded General Wightman, deceased, as Colonel to his Regiment, now in Ireland, died at his House in Hanover- Square. The Earl of Carlisle has order'd the Persons in whose Houses the Lords are kept in the Tower, to secure their Windows, & c and to let their Lordships have the Liberty of their Houses ; whereas before they weie confin'd to a Floor, or to two or three Rooms The Lord North and Grey is removed from the Irish Mint, to the House where the Lord Landsdowne was formerly confined ; which is hard by that wherein the Bishop of Rochester is imprison'd. Last Sunday Dr. Friend the Physician visited the Bishop, who is still much incommoded with the Gout; but his Fever is abated. Francis Knolles, Esq; is elected Member of Parlia- ment for the City of Oxon, in ths Place of Sir John Walter, Bart-. deceased, On Saturday last John Shorter, Esq; ( Brother- in- Law to the Rt- Honourable Robert Walpole, Esq;,) was sworn one of the Commissioners of the Stamp- Office, in the room of Sir Robert Pye, Bart, who hath resign'd. Last Sunday the Rev. Dr. Trimnel, Dean of Win- chester, preach'd before the King and their Royal Highnesses: The Earl of Dorset carried the Sword of State. On Saturday last —— Probey of Elton- Hall in the County of Huntindon, Esq; was elected Knight of the Shire for the said County, in the room of the Ld. Hinchinbroke, deceas'd. On Monday Night last died Sir George Thorold, Bart. Alderman of Cordwainers Ward : And at a Meeting of the Common- Council- Men, and a great Number of the Inhabitants, it was Unanimously agreed to put Wm. Billers, Esq; in Nomination for Alderman of the said Ward, and on Thursday the Election for the said Ward came on, when Wm. Billers, Esq; car. ried it by a great Majority against Mr. Lockwood- On Thursday last died Col. Brunkhurst of the blue Guards. On Saturday Morning last died Sir James Gray, Bart. who, ' tis said, had a great Hand in making the Union between England and Scotland. The Earl of Clanriccard of the Kingdom of Ire- land is dead in the 82d Year of his Age, and is suc- ceeded in his Honour by his Son the Ld. Dunkellin. On Wednesday last Mrs Barrow was bound over to the Sessions for keeping a Gaming House in Co- vent Garden ; as was also one Mrs. Murphy, for in- sulting an! threatning an Officer that was sent to enquire into that Affair ; and a Woman, Assistant to the Gaming tables there, was committed to the House of Correction at Westminster ; and we hear, that the Gaming Houses in that Quarter are now in a manner all suppress'd. ' " ' Last Friday 7- Night in the Morning, Mr Henn, one of the Surveyors of the Tax upon Houses re- turning from Essex into Town, was barbarously as- saulted upon Snow- Hill, by a Night Man and upon the said Mr. Henn's drawing out his pistol to de- fend himself, a Mob gather'd about him and dange- rously wounded him in several places of which Wounds he has since continued in a bad condition The Night- Man, who was some afterwards ap prehended, was carried before a Justice of the Peace in the City, and by him committed for the said as- sault, till such time as Mr. Henn shall appear to be out of Danger. On Tuesday the Garrison in the Tower was reliv'd by a Detachment of three Hundred Men from the Camp, commanded by Col. Jefferies. ® On Monday a poor elderly Man was gor'd to death in Cheapside by a mad Oxe. William Lowrds of the Treasury, Esq. is chosen Member of Parliament for the Borough of Eastlow in Cornwall, in the room of Horatio Walpole Esq Wednesday Night Sir William Scawen was interr'd at Cashalton in Surry, with great Funeral Solemnity There are several concurrent Advices from the Cape de Verde Islands, that lie off of the most Western Part of Africa about 150 Leagues, and are subject to the King of Portugal, That the Inhabitants have lately been so extremely reduc'd through the Want of all Manner of Provisions, occasion'd by an excessive Drought, that, in order to get some Subsistence, many of them have sold their Wives and Children for Slaves to such Masters of Ships or others that were disposed to buy them. Wednesday Morning about Eight a Clock, a lame Countryman, who had received about 301 of a Banker near the Royal Exchange, was observ'd and follow'd by a Sharper, who took an Opportunity to snatch the Bag of Money from him j and tho' pursued by several People into Lombard, street and down Abchurch- lane, yet by Means of thick Fog, got clear off with his Booty. We hear for certain, that a Gentleman is lately come toTown from Suffolk, with a Scheme very ac- curately drawn, whereby the publick Incumbrances of the Nation, may be discharg'd without burdening the Subject with any new Taxes, and that the same is speedily to be laid before the Parliament for their Ap. probation. On Wednesday last the following Address was pre- sented to his Majesty. To the KING's most Excellent Majesty. The humble Address of the Arch- Bishop, President of the Convocation cf the Province of Canterbury; the Bishops and Clergy of the same PrOVince, in Convocation Assembled. May it please Your Majesty. WE Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Sub- jects, the Archbishop, Bishops, and Clergy, of the Province of Canterbury, in Convocation Assem- bled, beg leave, with the greatest Sincerity, and Zeal, to express our Abhorrence of the Traitorous Conspira- Cy, which Your Majesty hath so happily discovered against Your Sacred Person and Government. A Con- spiracy so unnatural in it self, so execrable in its Cir- cumstances, and which, had it succeeded, must been so terrible and fatal in its EfFects, that the least Thought of it, fills our Souls with horror, at the ex- treme Wickedness of the Design ; and with the utmost Detestation of all those desperate Men, who could en- gage in the Subversion of Your Majesty's Govern- ment ; and, by that, in the utter and unavoidable Ruin of the Religion, and Liberties, of their Native Country. We congratulate Your Majesty upon the Discove- ries already made of this barbarous undertating : And we earnestly beseech God so to direct Your Counsells, that these Depths of Satan, this Mystery of IniquitY, and all the Springs of it, may be traced and clearly laid open; and that You may be able, not only work our Deliverance at this Time, but by rooting out the Seeds of Disloyalty and Rebellion, to secure and convey our happy Establishment to all future Ge- nerations. Agreeable to these Professions, and Prayers, shall be your Practice, and Behaviour, in our several Stations The more Industrious we see Your Enemies in sow- ing sedition, and labouring to undermine and destroy our Protestant Settlement in Your Royal Family ; the more Diligent will we be in Instilling into the Minds of Your People the Principles of Fidelity, and Loy- alty, to Your Majesty's Person, and Government. Nor will we be the Teachers only, but the Examples of both ; in a just Sense ot our Duty to God, who has appointed us the Preachers of Obedience to Gover- nors for Conscience sake ; of Gratitude to Your Ma jesty, under whose auspicious Reign we enjoy so many and great Blessings ; and of the Obligations of our own Oaths, by which we have abjured the pretender to Your Crown, and solemnly bound ourselves before God and the World, to defend Your Majesty to the utmost of our Power, against all traiterous Conspira- cies and Attempts ; and to secure the Crown of these Realms to Your Majesty and Your Heirs : And we are sensible that we should be the most abandon'd of all Mankind, if we, whose Duty it is to inculcate into others a Religious Regard to their Oaths, shoUld not take the utmost Care, that all our Words, and Actions, be strictly conformable to our own. The Concern for our Civil Liberties, and legal Rights, which Experience has taught us to be Preca- rious under a Popish Prince is common to us with the rest of our Fellow Subjects : But as Religion is our more immediate Care, under Your Majesty, our supreme Governor and most gracious Protector ; we dread to think, how soon the whole Work of the Re- formation would be destroyed, and Popery become the Religion, not of these Kingdoms only, but of all Europe ; if it should please, God for our Sins, to give Success to these desperate Attempts : Being fully con- vinced, that a greater Delusion cannot possess the Hearts of Men, than to hope for any thing but utter Destruction to a Protestant Church, under a Popish Prince, who must think himself obliged in Conscience to Destroy it. As the present happy Settlement of the Crown is our only Security, under God, against these terrible Calamities to church and State; may he evermore protect Your sacred Person, and those of Your Royal Family, against all the Designs and Conspiracies of Wicked Men : May Your Government be Peaceable and Prosperous; and Your Reign Long: And may You never want an Heir to sit upon Your Throne, who, after Your Example, shall be the Defender of our Faith, the Protector of our Church and a Bul- wark to the Reformed Religion, against all the Efforts of Popery and Superstition. His MAJESTY's most Gracious Answer. IThank you kindly for this loyal and dutiful address The Zeal you express for the Safety of My Person and Go- vernment and just Abhorrence of the Traiterous Designs that have been carried on against both, give Me great Sa- tisfaction. And as I doubt not but your joint Endeavours will, by the Blessing of God, very much contribute to the Support of Our Happy Constitution; so you may be fully assured that I shall do every think on My Part to Encourage the Clergy and to maintain the Church of England, as by Law Established, in a Safe and Flourishing Condition Last Week the Tunis Ambassador exported from the Port of London for the Streights, Clockwork, Looking Glasses, China Ware, Globes, Woollen Cloth. and other Merchandizes to a considerable Value. The Land Tax for the next Year will be 2s. in the Pound On Tuesday his Royal Highness the Prince order'd a considerable Sum of Money to the Poor of St. Ann's Parish. We hear that the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon is arriv'd in France. Wednesday Counsellor Layer was brought from the Tower in a Hackney Coach to Westminster, well fet- ter'd. accompanied by two proper Officers, and guard- ed bv a Detachment of the Foot Guards and several Warders of the Tower; being carried up to tbe King's Bench Bar, in order to be arraign'd, his Council mov'd that his Fetters might be taken off before he pleaded to his indictment, but that not being granted, they began to make an Exception to the Indictment, pre- tending to prove a Flaw in it on Account of his Christian Name being spelt Christopher instead of Christopher. That Plea detain'd the Court some time and Mr. Layer was sent back to the Tower under the same Guard, and is to be brought up and arraign'd this Day. ' Tis said that a Scheme, or Draught oF the Conspi- racy was found amongst Mr. Layer's Papers, signed with his own Hand, whereby the Tower was to have been first seiz'd. the Palace of St. James's set on fire, and certain Desperadoes to be at Hand, who, under pretence of giving Assistance, were to have murder'd his Majesty ; and that a very great Number of dis- affected Persons were to be assembled in Lincoln's Inn Fields, to put the Town immediately into the greatest Confusion. The Remarkable Ceremonies used at the Coronation of the King of France in the Metropolitan Church of Rheims. The Coronation Sermon was Preach'd by the Bi- shop of Angers from i Sam. 10. i. Then Samuel took a Vial of Oil and poured it upon his ( Saul ) Head. and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the Lord hath anoint- ed thee to be Captain over his Inheritance ? The Church was lin'd up to the very Roof with the finest tapestry of the Crown and the Great Altar was cover'd with Cloth of Silver lac'd with Gold, and the Arms of France and Navare Em- broider'd, which the King made as Present of to the Church the Day before, as he did also of the Copes and other Ornaments which were of Gold and silver Stuff adon'd with Spanish Point. The King's and all the Seats of those who officiated or were Invited, were cover'd with Velvet of a purple Colour seeded with Flowers de Lis of Gold in Embroidery ; and over his Majesty's there was a rich Canopy of the same. There was such another Canopy over the Throne. in the Gallery betwixt the Choir and the Body of the church in which he was seated after the Consecration ; and there were Seats of the same for the Princes of the Blood, the Great Offi- cers, and the Spiritual and temporal Peers, This Gallery too was hung with Velvet of the fame Co- lour, and Embroidery. Behind the Altar was an Amphitheatre for the Musick, and on the Left Side a Pavilion, under which the King prepar'd himself for the Communion. The Ceremony of the Consecration begin so Early that the Branches, of which there was a very great Number, were lighted some Hours before Day ; for at six in the Morning all the Canons enter'd in their Copes. They were soon followed by the Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops, Deacons, Abbots, & c. by the Counsellors of State. the Masters of the Requests, the Marshals of France, the Great Officers of the Crown, the Lords of the Courr, Foreign Ambassadors and their Introducers, and a great Number cf Foreign Princes and Noblemen. About Seven a clock enter'd the Temporal Peers dress'd in Cloth of Gold which reach'd to the Calves of their legs, Gold Sashes, and over all a Ducal Mantle of Purple Cloth lin'd and fac'd with Ermins, and open upon the Right Shoulder. Their Cape was likewise of Ermin, and they had each a Coronet up- on a Cap of Purple Sattin. The Duke of Orleans representing the Duke of Burgundy the Duke of Chartres representing the Duke of Normandy, and the Duke of Bourbon representing the Duke of Aqui- tain had a Ducal Coronet. The Count de Charolois representing the Count de Thoulouse the Count de Clormont representing the Count of Flanders, and the Prince of Conti representing the Count of Cham- pagne had Earls Coronets ; and the Dukes of Orleans and Bourbon and the Prince of Conti had over their Mantles the Collar of the Order of the Holy Ghost. The Lay Peers had no sooner taken their Places, but they rose, and with the Ecclesistical Peers ad- vanc'd to the Archbishop of Rheims, and agreed to depute the Bishop Count de Lao , and the Bishop Count de Beauvais, to go and fetch the King, These two went accordingly in Procession, preceded by all the Canons, and the Musicians, by the Chanter, and Sub Chanter, and by the Marquis de Dreux Great Master of the Ceremonies. They pass'd through an Open Gallery built from the Door of the Church to the Great Hall of the Archbishop's Palace, and when they came to the King's Room, the Chanter knock. of Gold, and mounted on a White Horse of the King's Stables cover'd with a Housing of Cloth of Silver richly embroider'd, and under a Canopy of the same, which was born by three Gentlemen who are KnightS Of the sacred Vial, clad in white Sattin and Cloaks of black Silk, and by the Bailiff of the Abbey A Number of Fryars march'd before it, and a Baron at each Corner, of whom the Marquisses de Prie and d'Aligre were two, attended each by their Equerry knocking at the Door with his Stick, the Bishop of Laon said, that He wanted to speak with Lewis the XVth The Prince de Turenne Great Chamberlain of france said, The King was asleep. - The Chanter knock'd a se- cond time, and the Great Chamberlain return'd the same Answer ; but the Chanter knocking a third time, and the Bishop of Laon saying, That he was come for Lewis the XVth, whom God has given us for our King the Doors were open'd, and the two Bishops introduced by the Grand Master of the Ceremonies of France , saluted his Majesty with a profound obeisance., The King was reposed on a magnificent Bed had a long Wastecoat of Crimson Sattin bedawb'd_ with Gold Lace, and open as well as his Shirt at those Pla- ces where his Majesty was to receive the Unction. His Upper Garment was a long Robe of Cloth of Sil- ver and he wore a Black Velvet Cap with a Plume of white Feathers on it and a String of Diamonds round it After the Bishop of Laon had presented the Holy , Water to the King, and the usual Collects had been read the Bishops took him by each Arm rais'd him off the Bed, and led him in Procession to the Church. The hundred Switzers march'd after the Clergy in their Habits of Ceremony, their Captain deing dress'd in Cloth of Silver with a Belt of the same embroi- dered, a black Cloak lin'd wich Silver- Stuff, and lac'd,, as were likewise his breeches. He had also a Cap of black Velvet, with a Plume of Feathers : The Lieu- tenant had a Doublet, and Cloak of Cloth cf Silver, and a Cap of the same. The Swiss Guard was fol- low'd by the Hautboys, Drums and Trumpets of the Chamber, and by six Heralds at Arms in Caps and Cloaths of white Velvet, their Breeches ty'd with Ribbons. They had over their Doublets and Mantles, a Coat of Arms of Purple Velvet, with the Arms of France embroider'd, and each a Tipstaff in his Hand. The two Masters of ihe Ceremonies that came next, had Doublets of Cloth of Silver, Capes and Breeches of black shorn Velvet bedaw'd with silver Lace, and Caps of black Velvet adorn'd with white Feathers. These were followed by four Knights of the Holy- Ghost clad in the Great Mantle of the Order. Then came the Marshal Duke de Villars representing the Constable of France, in the Habit of the Lay Peers, with an Earl's Coronet, attended by the two Ushers of the Kings Bed- chamber, dress'd in White, and carrying their Maces. After him came the King, sup- ported by the two Bishops ; and after his Majesty came Prince Charles of Lorrain, Grand Equerry of France, who was appointed to take the King's Cap during the Ceremony, and to hold up the Train of the Royal Cloak. On his Majesty's Right was the Duke of Villeroy Commander of the Scots Guards; and on his Left the Duke d'Harcourt Captain of the Guards in Waiting. The King was attended by six of the Scots Guards in white Sattin, with their Coats of Arms embroider'd upon their Cloaths, and their Par- tizans in their Hands. M. d'Armenonville, Keeper of the Seals, who officiated as Chancellor of France for the Day, walk'd after the King in a Cassock of Crimson Satin over a Great Scarlet Cloack lin'd with Ermins; as was also his Cap, which was of Cloth of Gold. Next came the Prince de Rohan, with his Staff in his Hand, officiating in quality of Steward of the Houshold, the Prince de Turenne Great Cham- berlain of France, and the Duke de Villequier first Gentleman of his majesty's Bed- chamber, who were all Three in the Habit of the Temporal Peers, and had the Earls Coronet The Life- Guards closed the Procession. The King was led up by the two Bishops to the Foot of the Altar, where he kneel'd while the Arch, bishop of Rheims pray'd, and then they conducted him to his Seat, which was under a Canony in the middle of the Choir. The Captains of th: Guard sate on the Right and Left, and a little Lower were the six Scotch Guards placed on both Sides of the Choir. When all the Nobility had taken their Seats, the Archbishop of Rheims presented the Holy Water to the King, and to those who officiated. Then Veni Creator, See- was sung, and soon after the sacred Vial of Oyl arrived at the Church- Door, which had been brought in Procession from the Church of St. Remy by the Grand Prior of the Abbey in a Cope of Cloth carrying a Standaid with the Arms of France Navarre on one side, and those of their Families the other. The Archbishop having received it at the Door with the usual Ceremonies, after a solemn Pro- mise to restore it again to the Grand Prior, return'd into the Choir preceded by all the Canons, and plac'd it upon the Altar, near which sate the Grand Prior and Treasurer of the Abbey, and the four Barons with their Equerries and Standards The Archbishop having retired behind the Altar to put on the necessary Ornaments for Mass, made the the usual Reverences to the Altar and the King and then being assisted by the Bishops of Laon and Beau- vais, went up to his Seat, where he received the King's Promise to protect all the Churches subject to the Crown ; which Promise his Majesty made sitting and cover'd. Then the two Bishops raised the King off of his Seat, and according to ancient Custom, ask'd the Consent of the people ; which done, the Archbishop received the National Oath from the King; together with those of the Order of ths Holy Ghost ; that of St- Lewis ; and that for observing the Edict against Duels ; to all which his Majesty was sworn, by lay- ing his Hand on the Holy Gospels and kissing them- After this the King was led again to the Altar by the two Bishops, where being stript of his Long Robe and Cap, he stood while the Archbishop recited some Collects, and then being seated again, the Great Chamberlain of France put on his Buskins or SAN- dals of Purple Velvet embroider'd with Flowers de Lis in Gold, and the Duke of Orleans buckled on the Golden Spurs, but immediately took them off again. Then the Archbishop bless'd Charlemain's Sword, which lay upon the Altar, with the other Regalia brought from the Treasury of St. Denis, girt it a. bout the King, and took it off at the same Instant ; then drawing it out of the Scabbard, he read a Col- lect, and deliver'd it to the King, who kiss'd it, and then laid it upon the Altar as an Offering to God; The Archbishop gave it again to the King, who then received it on his Knees, and gave it to the Duke de Villars, who bore it with the Point uppermost du- ring the Ceremonies of the Consecration and Corona tion, and the Royal Feast. To be continued in our next. Bankrupts since our last. John Barksdale, of St. Jame's Place, in the Parish of St. James, Westminster, Upholsterer. John Ross, of Ross, in the County of Hereford, Scrivener. Mordecai D'Almeida, of London, sworn Broker. George Spilman of Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk, Merchant. Christned Males 178. Females 158. in all 336. Buried Males jn. Females 330. 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