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


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

Correction to reason given for delay of execution of John Sheppard (Page 4 Col 1)
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C 3977 ) THE Weekly journal: O R, British Gazetteer. Being the frejbeft Advices Foreign and Domeftick. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER. 26, 1724. The Sinfulness of Card and Dice- playing demonstrated. SIR, tHE Season of the Year coming on in which Card and Dice- playing is much used, I have ad- ventur'd to offer my Thoughts to the publick concerning those Games, and so much the rather, because there is so little written on that Subject; altho' I am sensible I thereby run the Risque of being ridicul'd and ban- ter'd by some as weak and fanciful, and censur'd as too rigid and censorious by others; yet. if I may be serviceable to any herein, this, with me, will be thought sufficient to compensate my Labour, and out- weigh my Opposition; and in hope of this I proceed to discover the Unlawfulness of the said Games, Plays, or Pastimes, as they are call'd ; and that I may be distinct herein, let me attempt to discover the sinful Concomitants of these Games, and the Sin- fulness of them consider'd in the Nature of them. As to the sinful Concomitants of these Games and Plays, the chief of them may be comprehended un- der the Five following Heads, ( i The wasting of too much precious time. ( 2.) Covetousness is in- dulg'd and nurs'd up by them. ( 3.) Cheating and Deceit is often us'd in the managing them. ( 4) Ly- ing is often us'd to conceal their fraudulent Practices. And 5thly. Oaths, Curses, and Imprications are often us'd to confirm these Lies. The fore mention'd Practices are of so gross and heinous a Nature, that every one who believes the Bible to be the Word of God, must own them to be very sinful, and alto- gether unbecoming the Profession of Christianity, and the Lives and Conventions of Christian. By way of Prevention the Author of The Whole Duty of Man, Page 191, giveth the followning Cau- tions : ' First, we must take Care that the Kind of our Plays and Recreations be lawful, that they be fuch as haVe nothing of Sin in them; we must not to recreate ourselves do any thing which is dishonourable to God, or injurious to our Neigh- bour. Secondly, We muft take Care that we use it with Moderation; and to do so we must first be sure that we do not spend too much Time upon it, but remember that the End of Recreation is to fit us for Bufiness, not to be itself a Business to us. Thirdly, We must not be too vehement and ear- nest in if, nor set our Hearts too much upon it, for that will both ensnare us to the using too much of it, and it will divert and take off our Minds from our more necessary Employments; like School- Boys who afer a Play- time know not how to set to their Books again. Lastly, We must not set up to ourselves any other End of Recreations, but that lawful one of giving us moderate Refresh- ment. ( Price Three- Half- Pence ) Having given these Cautions, thesfame Author in the following Page comes to discover the undue Ends of Sports: ' As First, We are not to use Sports only t0 pass away our Time, which we ought to study how to redeem, not fling away ; and when it is re- member'd how great a Work we have here to do, the making our Calling and our Election sure, the securing our Title to Heaven hereafter; and how uncertain what Time we shall have allow'd us for that Purpose, it will appear, our Time is that which of all other Things we ought most industriously to improve ; and therefore sure we have little need to contrive Ways of driving that away which flys so fast of itself, and is so impossible to recover. Let them that can spend whole Days and Nights at Cards and Dice, and idle Pastimes, consider this, and withal, whether they ever bestow'd a quarter of that Time towards that great Business of their Lives, for which all their time was given them, and then think what a woful Reckoning they are like to make when they come at last to account for that precious Treasure of their Time. Secondly, We must not let our Covetousness have any thing to do in our Recreation, ; if we play at any Game, let the End of our doing it be merely to recreate ourselves, not to win Money, and to thAt Purpose be sure never to play for any considerable Matter, for if thou do, thou wilt bring thyself into two Dangers, the one of Covetousness, and a greedy Desire of winning, the other of Rage and Anger at thy ill- natur'd Fortune if thou happen to lose, both which will be apt to draw thee into other Sins besides themselves; Covetousness will tempt thee to cheat and cozen in gaming, and Anger to swearing and cursing, as common Experience shews us too often : If thou find thyself apt to fall into either of these in thy gaming, thou must either take some Course to secure thyself against them, or thou must not permit thyself to play at all; for tho' mo- derate Play be not in itself unlawful, yet if it be the Occasion of Sin. it is so to thee, and therefore must not be ventur'd on; for if Christ commands us so strictly to avoid Temptationi, that if our very Eyes or Hands offend us, that is, prove Snares to us, we must rather part with them, than be drawn to Sin by them : How much rather must We part with any of these unnecessary Sports, than run the Hazard of offending God by them ? He that so plays, lays his Soul to Stake, which is too great a Prize to be plaid away ; besides, he loses all the Recreation and Sport he pretends to aim at, and instead of that sets himself to a greater Toil than any of those Labours are he was to ease by it; for sure the Desires and Fears of the Covetous, and the Impatience and Rage of the angry Man, are more real Pains than any the most laborious Work can be.' Thus far our Author ; yet the Generality of these Gamesters are so far from observing these Cautions, and from avoiding the undue Ends of gaming here advis'd against. that it is a common Saving with them, That if they can, they will cheat their own Fathers at Cards, ( and who doubts it) but they who say or do so, would do well to consider what the be- fore fore cited Author says of this Matter, Page : 36 ' the third part of Injustice s Deceit, and of that ' there be as many Acts, as there are Occasions of ' Entercourse and Dealing between Man and Man ; ' it were impossible to name them all, but I think ' they will be contain'd under these two general ' Deceits, in Matters of Trust, and in Matters of ' Traffick or Bargaining, unless it be that of Gaming, ' which therefore, by the way, I must tell you, is ' as much a Fraud and Deceit as any of the rest. But suppose the foresaid Evils are carefully avoid- ed, are then the Games sinful in themselves ? It were well if there were so far a Reformation ; and in order hereto it were to be wish'd, that those who are addicted to gaming would seriously consider over the Five Particulars already mention'd, and then say, whether any of them are to be us'd upon any Ac- count whatever; and if not, then consider again what daring Presumption! what desperate Madness it is, if any, for the sake of their Game, should fly in the Face of their Maker ! But to answer the Que- stion more directly, I think that the Games under Consideration are in themselves unlawful Games, and therefore should not be us'd at all : My Reason for this my Opinion is as follows! In those Games there is an Abuse of Lots, and therefore they are sinful : in order to prove this I shall attempt to shew what Lots are, by whom they were appointed and how, and in what Cases to be us'd, which, I conceive, will fully determine what I have undertaken to ac- count for, namely, to make it appear that the Games of Cards and Dice are in themselves sinful Games. Let me consider Lots both in the Nature and in the Use, of them: By the First of these, Cards and Dice will be prov'd Lots; and by the Latter, such Use, or rather Abuse of Lots, will be prov'd very sinful. ( i To fpeak of the Nature of Lots; ard here let me premise, that it is not material what the Ma - ter or Substance of Lots is, whether they are made of Paper, Wood, Horn, Bone, or Ivory ; se- veral Countries have varied much as to the matter of them ; anciently the Letters of the Alphabet were us'd for Lots ; among the Venetians little gilded Globes were us'd for Lots ; among the Germans Globes done over with Wool for the same Use : But the Use of the Thing is that which makes it a Lot ; for when any Matter or Thing is put upon a casual or contingent Determination, that which de- termines the same is a Lot, be the Matter or Thing what it will : And Augustine defines a Lot after this manner, Sors non est aliquid mali; sed res est dubitatione humana divinam indicans voluntatem, ie. A Lot is not any evil Thing but it it a Matter of human Doubt, shewing the Will of God or casting of a Thing doubtful upon a casual Event, having the Decision and Determina- tion wholly to Gods Providence. From this Definition Cards and Dice are Lots, and according at they who frequently use them, phrase it, They win beat their Makers, especially when they let them take their Chance, as they call it, for then it is they are a Mat- ter of perfect Contingency to them, ( I speak as to the dealing or destributive Part of their Game, and not as to the playing Part) which is no other than the making Lots of them. This may suffice for the Definition of Lots, and to prove that Cards and Dice are so. 2dly. As to the Use of Lots, the chief End of them was to stint Strife, and to put an End to Con- tention, for by Lots in doubtful and difficult Cases Men referr'd the Determination of the Matter to God, and made, him the Umpire : The Lot is cast into the Lap, but the whole Disposal of it is from the Lord, Prov. xvi. 33. and again, The Lot causeth Contention to cease, and parteth between the Mighty, Chap, xviii. 18. this therefore was to be us'd only about serious and weighty Matters, and not about Trifles : Thus Lots were appointed of God for the dividing of the In- heritances of the Children of israel, Numb. xxvi. 55, 56. whereby the Lord, that he might cut off all Contention, and to shew that his thus disposing of their Land by his Providence, was according to the Coun ( el of his Will, he commanded Lots to be cast : And Origine faith, there was a divine Vertue prece. dent in this Affair; therefore it is a Question among some Divines, whether Lots are at all to be used under the Gospel, since the Canon of the Scripture is compleat. Austin determines this in the Affirmative, and gives several Instances wherein, in his Judgment the Use Of the Lot is still lawful : Let me mention a Case or two : He saith, That if two or more equal Gifts and Graces stand for Preferment in the Church, and it is uncertain which of them would be most useful, it may be determin'd by Lot or if two Ministers be in a Town ir. a Time of Persecu- tion, and it be desir'd by the Congregation that one should be sent away in order to his future Useful ness, and that the other should stay and discharge the Duty for the Time present, they may try it Lot who shall fly and who shall stand to it. But then to make the Use of a Lot lawful these Limitations are to be obferv'd, First, that they are used only in Cases of Necessity, or at least in Mat- ters of great Importance and Difficulty, when the Wit of Man is at a Nonplus and cannot determine the Affair. Secondly, It must not be done lightly but soberly and reverently ; thus in the Choice of an Apostle In the room of Judas the Church assembled religiously, and prayed fervently, before they gave forth the LOTS, Acts i. 24, < jj. 26. And the End for which lots are used, must be for God's Glory and the Good of the Church, or at least on some weighty Occasion, otherwise the Use of Lots is an Abuse of then; ; and this, as Bishop Usher faith in his Body of Divinity, Page 240, is a taking God's holy Name in vain ; and indeed it can be no otherwise for the Name of God is taken in vain by the profaning or abusing of any thing whereby God makes himself known, which, as has been shewn, and might more largely, be hath condescended to do by Lots, there- fore the Abuse of them is very sinful. Obj. But I did never till now know or consider that the Use of Cards was an Abuse of Lots, nor did I ever use them as such. Ans. Consider, if any thing be in itself sinful, we can't use the same and be innocent, tho' we may be ignorant of the Nature of the Thing, and conse- quently of the Sin that we commit in the Use of it : Hence we read of Sins of Ignorance. Lev. iv and Numb, xv and in many other Places; and we find that Atonement was to be made for such Sins, as well as for others. Permit me then to give this Ad- vice, If any are not satisfy'd of the Lawfulness of any Action, by all Means let them forbear it till they are satisfy'd ; for unless they do so, they can't be innocent, see Rom xiv. 23. tho' what the Apostle there speaks of is concerning the eating Sorts of Meat, yet it holds good in other Cases, as is easy to demonstrate: And. that a Work of Reformation may be generally carry'd on, and Piety and Peace advanc'd and establish'd in this our British israel, is the pathetick Desire of Croydon, Sept. 22; MITHRIDATES. 1724- The Continuation of the Life of Charles II. King of ENGLAND. v This having put the House into Ferment, the King thought it proper to separate them, and ac- cordingly. on the 30th of December prorogu'd the Parliament to the 4 I1 of February following ; and afterwards on the 24th of January dissolv'd it, ( after it had continu'd in being 17 Years, 8 Months, and 17 Days, and is therefore commonly call'd the Long Parliament) causing a new one to be summoned to meet at Westminster the 6th of March following. In the mean time the Parliament in Scotland, under the Duke of York, the King's High Commis- sioner there, enacted several Laws, and appointed a Test ( which that Nation extremely resented) for se- curing the establish'd Government, and averting the Right of Succcssion; and did likewise, in answer to his Majesty's Letter, which was read to them at the opening of the Sessions, with all Expressions of Duty and Loyalty, acknowledge the Honour his Ma jesty had been pleas'd to do them, in sending his Brother to preside as High Commissioner among them. A. D. 1681. On the 12th of February, this Year, their happen'd a very sad Accident, in this Manner; Thomas Thynn, of Longleet, Esq; a Gentleman of a very great Estate, was set upon in his Coach near the Hay- Market, by three Ruffians, one of whom firing a Blunderbuss at him, discharg'd two Brace of Bullets into his Belly, whereof he dy'd soon after. The Murderers were Christopher Vrats, George Bo- roski, and John Stern, all three Foreigners, and De- pendants on Count Coningsmark, a Swedish Lord, who had incited them to the Attempt. They were all apprehended, the three Ruffians, in Town, and the Count in Disguise at Gravesend, endeavouring to make his Escape beyond Sea; and being brought to Trial for the Murder, the principal Agents were con- demn'd to be hang'd ; but the Count was by the Jury brought in Not Guilty. They were accordingly exe- cuted in the Pall- Mall, near the Place where they had committed the Fact, and Boroski, who fir'd the Blunderbuss, was afterwards hang'd in Chains at Mile- End. The Duke of York came from Scotland in March, and having made some short Stay in England in the beginning of May, embark'd in the Glocester Frigat, attended by several Persons of Quality, and some Other Ships and Yatchts, and set sail again for Scotland ; but when he was out at Sea, and off of Yarmouth Road, the Ship wherein he was early in the Morning, on the yth of May, struck upon the Lemon Ore Sands, tho' the Weather was fair, and one Ayres, reckon'd the best Coafter in England, his Pilot; the Duke put off in his Pinnace with some Persons of Qiality, and saved himself, and those with him, on board a Yatcht, where he had not long been, but he saw the Frigat sink to the Bottom, in which above 150 Perfons perish'd, and some of them Gentlemen of Quality, as the Earl of Roxborough, the Lord Obrian. and the Laird of Hopton, Lieute- nant Hide Brother to the Earl of Clarendon, and others : He afterwards arrived in Scotland, and on the 27th of the same Month, return'd with his Dutchess and Lady Anne to Whitehall The Election of Sheriffs for London, on Mid- summer- day this Year, caus'd a great Disturbance ; the Occasion thus: It had been an ancient Custom for the Lord. Mayor, at the Bridge- House- Feast, to drink to some considerable Citizen, thereby nomina- ting him for Sheriff at the next Election, which the Citizens had used to comply with, and commonly chose that Person with another for their Sheriff. Sir John Moor, who Was Mayor this Year, had, according to this Custom, drank to Dudley North, Esq; and issued his Precept to the Companies to meet at Guild- Hall for the Confirmation of him, and chusing another to be his Colleague. The Citizens met accordingly, and made a very numerous Assembly; but this new Form of Confir- mation, which had never before been seen in the Precept, raised such an Indignation, that it was re- solv'd to lay aside the Lord- Mayor's Election, and proceed to the Election of two, out of four pro- pos'd, viz. North and Box on one Side, and Papil- lion and Dubois on the other; this was very warm- ly pursu'd, and was as zealously oppos'd by the Lord Mayor's Party, who cry'd out for supporting the Honour of the Chair, and conforming to the ancient Custom. And a Poll being demanded, the Lord- Mayor, contrary to all former Practice. pro- vided Books and Clerks to take it; the Sheriff, as usual claim'd this as their Business, and provided other Books; fo that there were two Pollings at the same Time, which caused very great Quarrelling and Disorder, and made the Lord- Mayor interpose his Authority, and by Proclamation to adjourn the Court to another Dav, and departed out of the Hall, but not without Indignities and Assaults from some of the other Party, who notwithstandirg the Ad- journment, staid still with the Sheriffs and polled on till Night. To be continu'd this Day Fortnight.' Whereas it was inserted In this Paper of Saturday last, the 19th instant, that the Execution of John Sheppard could not be so soon as was expected, be- cause both the Recorder and his Deputy, by one of whom the Warrant must be sign'd. happen to be at Bath, we find we were mis inform'd in that Particu- lar, for we are since assur'd that it must be legally proved ( and that cannot be till the next Sessions that he is the same Person who was convicted and es- caped. Therefore the Delay of his Execution is wrongfully imputed to Sir William Thompson and Sergeant Raby's being at the Bath, and is a Re- flection upon these Gentlemen Friday 7- Night the Revd. Mr. Harton, jun. was inducted into the Living of St. Andrew's Holborn. The Building of the Theatre and King's College in Cambridge, goes on apace, which are like to be very beautiful Edifices the Theatre is near roof'd, and the Wainscotting, and inward Ornaments there, of, will be finish'd about Christmas. By the last Ship that came from Virginia there is Advice, that the Godolphin of Topsham, Captain Bare was arriv'd there. She was one of the Ships formerly mention'd to have been taken off the Capes of Virginia in June last, by a Spanish Pyrate and plunder'd of all they had that was valuable. The Spaniards kept the Ship several Days, and when they let her go, they put 20 Negroes on board. Part of the 36 Slaves they ha. d taken on the 5th of June, out of the John and Mary, Captain Jones, bound from Guinea to Virginia , and they made Captain Bare sign a formal Bill of Lading for the said Negroes, and con- signed them to Captain Martin. or Captain, Jones. They stiled themselves in the said Bill of Lading Lords of the High seas Norwich, Sept 12. Last Saturday Night an At- tempt was made to burn the Dwelling House of Mr, Townshend at Martham ; but a private Watch being set, they seiz'd one Grice ready to do the Work, who when apprehended said, I am a dead Man and being search'd the Materials for firing it were found about him. He readily confess'd that he was hired to do it by the Wife of one Robinson who was hang'd for burning Mr. Townshend's House before The said Grice and one Hales, also the Wife of Robin- son, together with Bennet her present Husband, are all committed Prifoners to the Castle. Monday being St. Mathew's Day, the Governors of Christ's Hospital met, and heard the Sermon ap- pointed by the Lady Ramsey's Legacy On which Occasion two of the Scholars made a very handsome Speech to the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor and others of the Governors then present, in the great Hall of the said Hospital; one in the Latin Tongue, and the other in English. We hear that Mr. Pinchbeck's fine Musical Ma- chine that was shewn to his Majesty and the Nobility at Windsor, and much admir'd was bought by the Right Hon. the Countess of Walsingham for 150 1. We hear that at a General Court of the York Build- ings Company, held on Mcnday at their House in Winchester street, there was a greater Appearance of their chief Proprietors than has been usually seen. And that they and their Annuitants, who met before the Court sat, and were there also present, being en- tirely satisfy'd with the Agreement depending with the Charitable Corporation, did unanimously agree to it, notwithstanding the Letters and Protest in the two last Daily Journals; it appearing, beyond Con- tradiction, that the same would be to the great Ad- vantage of both Companies. Our Court hath Advice, that on the 10th Instant N S, the young Queen Dowager of Spain was taken with an Indisposition, which the Physicians declared the next Day to be the Small- Pox. They write from Plymouth of the 8th Instant, that two Days before a Dutch Galliot Hoy struck on a Rock near the Ediston, about one a Clock in the Af- ternoon, and became thereupon so leaky, that the Master and Crew were obliged to run her on Shore in Cowsand Bay. She was laden with corn and le- mons, and bound for Bourdeaux The Corn is wash'd away by the Sea, but the Lemons are all saved, and the Vessel will soon be repaired. The The jacobites at Paris had the Impudence to coin and publish'd a wicked Report, that the King of Great Britain dy'd on the 9th Instant, N. S What Turn they had to serve by such a villainous Lye, does not appear, but it was firmly believ'd, and fondly hugg'd, by the Atterburians, till about two Days after, when they were mortify'd with Letters from hence dated the 11h, with Advice, that his Majesty con- tinued at Windsor in good Health, which God long preserve. ' Tis said that the Court at Windsor goes to mor- rOW into Mourning for six Weeks on Account of the Death of the late King Lewis of spain. On Sunday last, between two and three in the Af- ternoon, some villainous Incendiaries set Fire to a Barn belonging to Nichols, esq; of Hendon, the Farmer who Rents it, happen'd accidentally to be in an House over the way, when the Barn was fir'd, which it is suppos'd prevented the Rogues from rob- ing, as well as burning, one of them getting into the very next Room to that in which the Farmer was: They made off upon their discovering him. and are not yet taken. It is reported to have damag'd a Vast Quantity of Hay, to the Value of 5001. This is the fourth Barn that has been attempted to be fir'd there- abouts. Last Monday Night a Gentleman was attack'd by four Rogues, as he was walking from Islington to London, who beat him within an Inch of his Life, so that two of the Rogues being taken, rhe Gentle- man Was not able to go before a Magistrate without Assistance, but being carried to one, his Worship thought fit to commit both the Assailants to New- gate Some Days ago divers of the People who took Shelter in the new Mint, in Wapping, were com- mitted to Prison for attempting to rescue one of their Fraternity, in threatnirg to pull down the Bailiff's House in which the Prisoner was confin'd. Last Saturday his Excellency, the Marquis de Pozzo Bueno. Ambassador ot Spain, was introduc'd to his Majesty at Windsor, by the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Townshend, and conducted by Sir Clement Cottrell, Knt. Master of the Ceremonies, to his Audience of the Notification of the Death of the late young King of Spain, & c. And on thursday his Excellency went to Richmond, to notify the same to their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales. The Chevalier Spaletto, private Secretary to the late King Lewis of Spain, sets out next Week for Madrid Last Saturday the new born Son and Daughter of the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Townshend, were baptized at Windsor, the Ladies Lynn, Wal- singham, and Governor Harrison's Lady, the Right Honourable Robert Walpole, Esq; the Honourable Mr. Pelham, and another Gentleman being their Sureties. One Francis Bailey of Colonel Poulteney's Com- pany in the same Regiment, who formerly broke out of the Savoy, where he was confined for Desertion, having listed himself into Brigadier Honeywood's Dragoons at Glocester, is order'd to be brought up to Town to be tried by a Court- Martial. Last Week died in the Town of Pembroke, the Reverend Mr. Rice Griffith, who held the Livings of Penbryn, Bettws, and Brongwyn, within the County of Cardigan, worth about 3001. per Ann. and in the Diocese of St. David's. Mr. Wroth, one of the Sworn Clerks in the Pipe- Office, succeeds Mr. Tully, deceas'd, as a Secondary to the said Office. On Saturday Evening last, as a Gardiner's Appren- tice was driving a Cart through the Borough of Southwark, chanc'd to give Offence to a Man that kept a Bacon Stall, who fell upon the young Fellow, and beat him fo violently about the Head with a Club, that the Blood issued out at his Ears and Mouth in a dreadful manner, and he died soon after; the other is committed to the County Goal. The County Troop of Horse Militia of Middlesex are to be review'd and muster'd at Hampstead Heath on Monday and Tuesday next. On Monday a Waterman at the Old Swan stairs pursuing his Boat, which was gone adrift was drove. in among the Water Works at the Bridge and By the Globe, Capt. Watts, we have the bad News that a violent StOrm happen'd in Virginia the 12th of August, which raised the Water lo Foot higher than usual, and destroy'd the Fort at Hampton drove two Ships ashore belonging to Biddeford ' wash'd away most of the Tobacco Houses, and did other Damage, but the Particulars we do not yet know The Revd. Mr Horton. is presented to the Rectory of Shenford in Leicestershire, in the room of the Revd. Mr. Norton, who hath resign'd the same be- ing presented to the Rectory of Blabey in the said County. Sir John Drake of Ash, in the County of Devon Bart, is lately dead, and is succeeded by his Brother now Sir William Drake. Tuesday last a General Council was held, when a Proclamation was order'd for farther proroguing the Parliament to the nth of November next, and then to sit for the Dispatch of Business: The said Procla- mation was publish'd last Thursday. At a Court of Aldermen at Guild hall on Tuesday laft, Francis Porteen, Esq; was sworn in Alderman of the Ward of Aldgate, when were present the Lord Mayor and 16 Aldermen ; after which his Lordship invited them to dine with him at Fishmongers Hall He was to have been sworn in the Tuesday before but there was not a sufficient Number then present to make a Court. We have receiv'd the following Extract of a Letter from Ostend dated Sept. 19 U J, * The Sales of Capt. Halls and Capt. Pike's Car- goes will produce at least Cent, per Cent Capt. Harrison would have made as profitable a Return, had not General Cobbe arrested both Harrison and Humes, and forced them to give him 60000 Florins which is a great Loss to the concern'd, and the Cause ; they wanted almost a fourth of their Lading, and yet it is suppos'd he will clear 50 per Cent. Hall's and Harrison's Ships are sold to the Compa- ny, who are fitting them out, and they do expect two new Ships from London, which were built last Year for the English Company, so that there will go four or five more from hence. I must tell you that Hall and Pike have brought in for their own Account above 400 Chests of Tea; their Cargoe went a great deal higher than was expected, which was occasion'd by a great Number of Hollanders that were here. Wednesday there happen'd an extraordinary high Spring Tide in the River, which overflow'd the Banks at Chelsea, and broke in with great Rapidity upon the New Water Works there, carrying the Machines and Fences before it; and ( at we hear) hath done to the Damage of 10001. f _ We hear there will be a Sermon preach'd in the British Language next Sunday, at the French Chapel in Newport Market: Prayers beginning at three a- Clock in the Afternoon. We hear his Excellency the Earl Cadogan, when lately at Hertford, in reviewing Coll. Berkley's Re- giment there, distributed a great Sum towards the Relief of the Insolvent Debtors confin'd in that Jail. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, there march'd Detachments of 500 Men from the Parade in James's Park to Windsor, to relieve the Guards upon Duty there. . 1 We hear from Salisbury that the Lady of the Lord Chief Baron Eyre was interr'd there last Monday Night with extraordinary State and Solemnity, a prodigious Number of People being assembled to see it One of the Prizes of 1000 1. which was drawn on Wednefdav in the Lottery at Guildhall fell " ™ younger Brother of Mr. Mead the Goldsmith in fleet street A few Davs ago some disorderly persons came to Sir John Old Castle's and ofFer'd to build a Sconce, which the Drawer endeavouring to prevent by seizing one, three of them fell upon him and beat him so unmercifully, that he was not able to stir Hand or foot, or so much as draw his Breath and then made the best of their Way. Afterwards they went to the New Spaw, where Quarrelling with some Shoemakers, it was agreed to have a pitch'd Battle in the Fields, but that was prevented by a Constable's coming to demand Satisfaction for the first Outrage ; upon which, three who were immediately concern'd in beating the Drawer, took to their Heels and had the Luck to to escape for that Time, a fourth who was only in Company with them was taken, and is now in New- Prison. He has discover'd who the others are, and accordingly Warrants being issu'd against them all, one of them was met with but escap'd again by knock- ing down the Constable. N. B. The Drawer is since dead. Last Thursday Morning at about eight of the Clock, his Majesty went out a shooting in windsor Forest, accompany'd by the' Dukes of Manchester and Rox- burgh, and many others of the Nobility. To morrow all the Gentlemen Pensioners have Or- ders to attend at Windsor, when his Majesty will make an Offering at the Free Chapel of St. George. The Convocation is prorogued to the 19th of No- Vember next. Thursday last was held a General Court of the South- Sea Company, when the Sub- Governor de- clared it an Half yearly Court, as appointed by Char- ter ; and the Names of the Committee of seven chosen last Year for inspecting the By- Laws being read over by the Secretary, the Sub Governor put the Question, whether they should be continued for the subsequent Year. And there were continued accordingly, Nem. Con. And then the Court adjourn'd. Mrs. Holt, Sister to Sir Cloberry Holt of Aston, in the County of Warwick, Bart, is dead. Tuesday Night last the Lady of Sir Stafford Fair- born, died at Little Chelsea. On Wednesday Night a Debtor escaped from the Prison of the Fleet ; and the Officers rightly appre- hending that he had taken the Western Road in his return to his Home at Salisbury, pursu'd him, and retook him within two Hours after. Last Thursday the Commissioners of Lieutenancy of this City met at Guildhall, when the six Colonels presented their Lieutenant Colonels and Majors, as follows: Blue Regiment. The Hon Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Kt and Ald. Colonel Samuel Westall, Esq; Lieutenant- Colonel. Joseph Bell, Esq; Major. Green Regiment. The Hon. Sir Will. Humfreys, Kt. Bart; and Ald. Coll Christopher Parkinson, Esq; Lieutenant- Colonel. John Williams, Esq; Major. Yellow Regiment. The Hon. Sir Charles Peers, Kt, and Ald. Colonel. Sir Peter Eaton, Kt. Lieutenant- Colonel. Thomas Gilbert, Esq; Major. Orange Regiment. The Hon. Sir Gerard Conyers, Kt. and Ald. Colonel. James Seymour, Esq: L; eutenant- Colonel. George Jenkins, Jun. Esq; Major. White Regiment. The Hon. Sir John Eyles, Bart, and Ald. Colonel. Peregrine Phillips, Esq; Lieutenant- Colonel. Seth Adams, Esq; Major. Red Regiment. The Hon. Robert Baylis, Esq; and Ald. Colonel. Edward Sedley, Esq; Lieutenant- Colonel. John Wicks, Esq; Major. SHIPS Enter'd Inwards at the Custom House since our last. the John and Isabella from Nerva; Henry and Anne from Konisbro; Samuel and Rebecca, Perters- urgh, and Endeavour all three from Petersburgh Young Prince from Dantzick ; Tryan from Riga ; Mat and Thomas from Sweden ; Chandois from Dort- Expedition from Rotterdam ; Arther and Mary. Tho- mas and Rebecca, Good Intent, Spratt, Olive Branch, Humphry, Partners Goodwill, Ordners and Wright, all from Norway ; Kingston from Berbadoes; Chris- tian Galley from Jamaica; James from Virginia; and Bridget and Elizabeth from St. Christopher's. The Camberwell from the Streights; Hopewell from Bilboa ; St. Lawrence from Gottenbro ; John and Mary from Figura; Nathaniel and John from Konisbio ; Golden Pink Thennet, Betty and Benja- min all four from Petersburgh; Friends Goodwill from Helsingfors ; Liberty and Elizabeth both from Stockholm; Robert and William, and John and Mary both from Norway ; and Ruby from Antegoa; and Williamsburgh and Anne both from Virginia. The samuel and Elizabeth from Nerva; Success and Dove both from Riga; Eagle from Guernsey ; Adventure, Unity and Sarah all three from Norway s St. Christopher from St. Christopher's. Clear'd Out The Three Brothers for Streights ; Peter for Flan- ders ; Richmond, and Union, both for France; Francis Xavia for Canary ; Sarah for Hambro'; De- light, and Warwick, both for Holland ; Edward and Mary, and Earl, both for Ireland ; Judith for Nor- way ; Love- and Unity for Sound; Providence for New England ; Hannibal for Jamaica; and the Colchester for Maryland. The Edward and Elizabeth for Flanders; George for Ostend ; Amelia Margaretta for Bremen ; August and Rebecca both for Ireland; and Samuel and John both for Carolina, The Sambourn for the Streights ; Allen for Cadiz Pellican for France; Junior for Callais; Clapham for Oporto ; Princess of Portugal for Madera and West India ; and Dove for Ireland. The Wheatsheaf for France ; Bacchus for Guernsey ; Anne and Catherine, and Catherine and Elizabeth both for Hambro ; Hyam for Holland ; Union for Ireland; Russia Merchant for Norway, and Hazard for Maryland. Christned y The Hertford from East- India; Guinea- Packet from Guinea; Duke of Cambridge from Turkey; Cathe- rine, Betty, and Peter, all from Calais; Hubertson from Dubiin; Prince Frederick from St. Christopher's; Betty from Antegoa; Society from Rhode Island ; and Chandois from Jamaica. FOREIGN AFFAIRS.' Naples, Sept. f. The Heat in this Country is eX- Cessive. ' Tis near five Months since we had any Rain, and notwithstanding our Prayers, the Heavens are to us as it were Brass, and the Earth as Iron i Yet tho' we have this Scourge, which threatens us with great Scarcity, Wickedness encreases, and our Prisons are full of Criminals. Among the rest, a Woman was committed, who had, the Barbarity to cut off the Hands, Feet, and Nose of her Infant, and then cast the mangled Babe into the Sea, which, as if it had abhorr'd to conceal so horrible a Crime, threw it up again upon the Sand, where it was found Stockhom 1 1 f it I ( 149 ) ^ Stockholm, Aug. 16. O. S. The King of Sweden returned to this Place last Saturday Night, having, during his Progrefs in the Councry, not only been at Upsal, but also at the Palaces of Kongsohre, Stromsholm and Ekolsund. His Majesty met every where this time with a great deal of Diversion, having kill'd three Bears, three Elks, some Wolves, and other Game. One of the Bears was so furious, when he found himself in the Toils, that he at- tack'd one of the chief Huntsmen who was on Horseback, and wounded the Horse very much j and if the Dogs had not timely come in to rescue the Huntsman, he had been torn to Pieces: Nevertheless, before the Bear could be kill'd, he assaulted several Peasants, and wounded three Very dangerously. The King himself had also at the same Time a narrow Escape ; for the Horse he rode on being frighted in the Hurry ran away with him in the Woods, and threw him, and afterwards at a little Distance ran down a Precipice, and was spoil'd : The King had no Hurt. Brussels, Sept. 25. This Day the Jubilee has been opened here by Carrying about the Host in a great Procession, at which all the Fryars assisted. The Concourse of People that came into this Town from all Parts, in order to reap the Benefit of a plenary Indulgence, is not to be express'd. The 23d, at 11 of the Clock at Night, a Footman of the Marquess de Prie was way laid in the Street, by two of his Excellency's Coachmen, and had his Throat cut with a Knife, after which they return'd home, thinking he was quite dead ; but the said Footman liv'd long enough to declare who were the Murderers, whereupon they were seiz'd and taken out of their Beds, where they found the very Knife they made use of, having besides their Cloaths stained with Blood; they were immediately carried t0 Prison, and will receive Punishment in a few Days according to their Deserts. Paris, Sept. 30. By an extraordinary Courier ar- riv'd from Madrid, we have Advice, that King Phi- lip had been proclaim'd King, and that the Infante Don Ferdinand had been recognized Prince of Astu- rias by the Cortes. The 13th, the Queen, the In- fantes, and the Infanta, went from Madrid to St. Ildefonso, whither the King will be going about the 1st of October, to pass some Time there; and after that, the whole Court Will return to pass the Winter at Madrid. The Secretaries of State are at Segovia. The young Queen Dowager is out of Dan- ger, the Small Pox being come out very well. There are Letters from Constantinople which inform us, that by the Accommodation made between the Czar and the Porte, it is agreed that the Czar shall employ his good Offices to have Prince Ragotzki declar'd King of Poland in case King Augustus should happen to die. ADVERTISEMENTS. Whereas several Barns, with the Hay therein, have been lately maliciously set on Fire, and burnt down, in the Parish of Hendon, in the Coun- ty of Middlesex: These are to give Notice, that if any one shall discover the Person or Persons con- cern'd therein, so as he, He, or they shall be con- victed thereof by. due Course of Law, the Person or Persons making such Discovery, shall, upon Convic- tion, receive a Reward of 50 1. to be paid by the present Church- Wardens of the said Parish of Hen- don. Blinds for Windows made of Wire, Gauze, Silk, Cane, & c. either painted or plain, by William Rodwell, in Pater Noster Row, on the Right- Hand, next Cheapside remov'd from the East- End of St. Paul's: Also all Sorts of Screens made, old pictures clean'd and mended, all Sorts of Pictures bought and sold, and neatly named; Stair- Cases, Closets, Pannels of Rooms, and Chimney Pieces compleatly fitted up ; with India Pictures, Prints, or Paintings. Allow- ance to those who sell again. LONDON: Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Fryers near fleet- Street. Where Advertisements are taken in. WILLIAM BARMBY; it the King's Arms behind St. Clement's Church in the Strand, the only, Clergyman's Warehouse in England, that can furnish upon' Sight, with Gcwns and Cassocks, for Judges, Barristers and Students; Livery- Gowns, and for Corporations: Likewise buys, fells, changes, or furnishes by the Year: Also Bands Roses, Black Cloth, Prunelloes, Princes Black Silks, and Bi- shops Square Caps. He has the Honour to Work for fifteen Bishops. Where also the above- mention'd Goods are sold reasonable Rates. N B. Any Gentlemen may be furnish'd with Gowns and Cassocks, for what Time they please, which will save them a great deal of Trouble in bringing their own up to Town. 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The Purging Lotion cures the most troublesome Venereal Running, Smarting of Urine, Soreness, Cordee, Frettings, Wheals, Blisters, Shan- cres, & c. by its entirely Clearing and Freeing the Part of the Venereal Infection: The Strengthning Lotion cures the most harrassing, severe, and trouble, some GLEET in Men, or draining Weakness in Women, though of long standing, by healing and strengthning Nature in each Case, as well as where the Seminal Matter or Urine comes away with Films, Threads, and Foulness in it, attended with a Sharp- ness or too frequent Provocations to make it, re- storing the injur'd and weakned Parts to their former Health, Ease, Soundness, Vigour, and Strength, as if no such Misfortunes had been, after Pounds spent in other Methods of Cure in vain, in Numbers of Patients thefe Lotions never having failed so much as once. For the Venereal Disease ask for The Purging Lotion : If for a Gleet, ask for The Strengthning Lo- tion. 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