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Date of Article: 03/10/1724
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i W J THE O R, British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1724. sOmetime ago I troubled you with a few of the Christian Methods that were us'd in the blessed Times of the Papal Ad- ministration, to make the good People of Eng land holy by being hum- ble, and the pious Means that were made use of to secure them humble, by perpetually keeping them poor, which was most religiously perform'd by constantly depriving them of their wicked worldly Mammon, which all good Christians must readily own to be very tempting, and every Body knows that the Love of it is the Root of all Evil. Having such an Intermission as since my last, I hope no Well- wisher to his Country ( and as for others, they ought neither to be lov'd nor fear'd) will think it tiresome if I mention a few more In- stances of their infallible Holiness's gracious Incli- nations toward this sinful Isle, by paternally draining it of the Means of procuring the Pomps and Vani- ties of this wicked World, which generally prove a Savour of Death unto Death, and a Snare to those who possess them In my last I mention'd Four, viz. Athelwolf's- Pence , Peter- Pence , Annates, and Tenths. ( s l A Fifth Way was by Legantine Levies, which were great Sums of Money rais'd throughout the whole Kingdom by Legates, or other Officers appoin- ted by the Pope for that Purpose, whenever he had Occasion for this is an undeniable fundamental Maxim, that the Church of Rome being a Mother, ought to be reliev'd by her Children. The first ex- traordinary Favour of this Kind was Anno 1183, when Pope Lucius III. having a Quarrel with the Citizens of Rome sent to our King Henry II. Postulans, says our Author, ab eo & a Clericatu Anglic Auxilium ; requiring Aid from him and from the Clergy, which, to a very great Value was sent by the King. Nor did his fatherly Care stop here, but in King Edward I. Time he thought fit, in his great Prudence, to pro- hibit the Clergy from giving any thing to the King with out Leave first obtain'd from the Court of Rome, under Pain of Excommunication, as is testify'd by a very an- cient and faithful Author: And this no doubt his Holiness did that no body should impose upon them but himself Another Favour of this Nature was, Anno 1129, when Pope Gregory demanded a Tenth Part of all the Moveables both of the Laity and Clergy ; the Nobles of England refus'd it, becauje they would not have their Baronies and Lay- Possessions liable to the Exactions of the Human Church; but the Clergy, with some Grumbling, paid it. Flush'd with this Success about eleven Years after he demanded a Fifth Part if all the Goods of the Clergy, who being peevish, stubborn, and not knowing what was for their own Good. at first appeal'd to the King, but afterwards being influene'd by the Arch- ( Pti4<; Thrne- Half PencS.) bishops Example, they Were induc'd to comply 5 which occasion'd a remarkable Complaint by an emi- nent Historian the next Year, viz. That, excepting the Vessels and Ornaments of the Church, there remain'd not so much Treasure in the Kingdom, as had been in three Years extorted out of it. And yet, Anno 124d, Pope Innocent IV. found out two new Methods of freeing the Kingdom of a Superfluity of Snares, ( as Riches are often call'd and prov'd) viz ( r.) By obliging every Monastery every Year to raise and maintain a certain Number of soldiers for his Service to fight for the Church militant. ( 2 ) By a Decree that the Pope should be Heir or Executor to all Clerks that should die intestate, for who more likely to take Care of the Childrens Estates than their common Father? who would undoubtedly dispose of them to the best Ad- vantage, Part for the Good of the Souls of the De- cessed, and P A R T for the Good of the Bodies of some few that surviv'd them ; not long after which he receiv'd of our English Clergy in one Year 60 so Marks, and the next, 11oo0, a prodigious Sum of Money in those Days. ( 6.) Dispensations were also very serviceable in easing — us of our Superfluities. For the managing this Branch of his Revenue, the Popes had their Officers and Courts in every Corner, ready to grant Licenses for any thing that People of Money were inclin'd to - So that if a Person had a Mind to hold two Bi- shopricks at once; or to legitimate Bastards; to make Infants Capable of Benefices or Offices; or ro allow Priests to keep Concubines; to give Liberty to break Vows or Oaths that prov'd against a Man's Interest; to annul Contracts, Marriage, Covenants, & c. in all these, and a thousand such Cases, a ple- nary License was to be had upon a valuable Conside- ration suited to the Nature of the Case, in which particular Respect was had to the Qualicy of the Per- sons. ' Twas owing to this excellent Convenience that our Henry III. after be had a considerable Subsidy given him by his Subjects, in Consequence of his Swearing to maintain Magna Charta, and Charta de foresta, thought fit to act just the Reverse to his Oath. When Simon Montford, Earl of Leicester, had marry'd Eleanor, the Daughter of King John, who had taken the Vow of a Nun upon her King Henry the jd, and several Pcrfons of the first Quality were highly disgusted, whereupon the Earl making the best of his Way to Rome, and, effusa & promissa insi-. nita pecunia. says our Author, having spent and pro- mis'd an infinite Sum of Money, the Pope's Legate Otho had Orders to confirm the Marriage. By Vertue of these infallible Instruments, a certain Great Family iti the World for Reasons of Stare, marry all amongst themselves, and so keep themselves always Members of the same Body, separate from the rest of Man- kind : It is memorable that a Person of that Family might at a certain Time have call'd one of his Rela. tions, Consitn Unkle, Brother, and Son being Cousin. German so his Father, Unkle to himself, Husband to his Sister, and Father to his Wife; and indeed so cleverly were the Popes Canons limited and levelled, that at one Time very few Princely Families in europe could intermarry without a Dispensation whose Con- seltrtt* Science in Price was always suitable to his Holiness in Practice. This dispensing Power must render a Religion very acceptable to Persons who are more govern'd by Po- licy than Piety, it putting, so fair an Opportunity into their Hands of gratifying their Inclinations, tho' never so contrary to Reason, Honour, Promise, or Obligation ; and at the same Time is unspeakably advantageous to the Papal Power, by securing to it the Favour of such Families, whose Estates and Le- gitimation depend altogether upon the Validity of this venal Dispensation. ( 7 ) Another kind Method of easing this Nation of prodigious Heaps of cumbersome Money, was, the con. ferring Bishopricks, and all sorts of Ecclesiastical Be- nefice. and Promotions, on Strangers, chiefly Italians, who constantly living at Rome, had their Factors and Curates to collect their Revenues, and transmit them thither, Anno 1153, the Spiritual Income sent from England to some Boys, more Dunces, but all Foreigners, amounted to 70000 Marks per Annum, which at that Time was look'd upon to exceed the King's Revenue; so that the Shepherds being 1oo0 Miles ofF, the Flocks suffer'd exceedingly both in Temporals and Spirituals; for what between the Ita- lian Hospitality, which was never seen; and a bar- barous Latin Service, which was never understood, the poor English were ill fed, and worse taught. About the Year 1240 came over one Mumelinus from Rome, with twenty four Italians, and positive Orders from his Holiness, that they should be ad- mitted to so many of the best Benefices which should next happen to become vacant in the Kingdom ; and in the same Year the Pope made an Agreement with the People of Rome, that if they would assist him in his Wars, their Children should be preferr'd to all the vacant Benefices in England, and accordingly sent a peremptory Command to Edmund Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Bishops of London and Salisbury, that three Hundred Roman Children should be put in the next Benefices which should fall; and notwith- standing the State endeaVour'd by Statutes to prevent these growing Evils yet they lasted more or less, as long as Popery itself amongst us, for in the reigns of Henry VII. and Henry VIII. the BishOprick of Worcester was held by four Italians successively, of whom not one over was there. I am, SIR, your humble Servant, Philopolites. The Continuation of the Tryal of Edward Fitz- Harris, Esq-, for High- Treason. Mr. Attorney. My Lord, I wou'd lay my Finger upon these Points that will be the Questions between us: And first, we say, That the general Allegation, that he was impeach'd de alta Proditione, is uncertain, and too general, and is not helped by the Ave ment. 2dly. Here is no Impeachment alledg'd to be upon Record ; for they make a general Allegation, that Fitz- Harris, such a Time, was impeach'd, lmpetitus fuit. Slux qitidem Impetitio in pleno robore existit prout per Recordum, 8cc. Now there was no Impeachment mention'd before, and therefore it cannot be good:' If a Plea shou'd be Indictatus fuit, and afterwards it should be said Quod quidem Indictamentum, See. ic cannot be good ; for the Relative there is only illusive: These are the Exceptions to the Form. And we have this farther Exception to the Matter: That ' tis a Plea to the Jurisdiction of the Court; and the Point will be, whether a Suit, depending even in a superior Court, can take away the Jurisdiction of an inferior Court, which had an original Jurisdiction of the Cause of the Person and of the Fact, at the Time of the Fact committed ? What Usse might be made of it in the Bar, is another Consideration. Mr. Williams. I am assign'd of Counsel for the Prisoner, and the Cafe stands thus : He was indicted this Term by one of the Grand- Juries of this County of High Treason ; To this Indictment he hath plead- ed, That he ought not to be compel'd to ansWer cause, that before the Indictment was found at a Parliament held at Oxford the 21st of march last he was impeach'd by the Knights, Citizens and Bur- gesses of the House of Commons in Parliament as- sembled, in the Name of themselves, and 0f all the Commons of England, of High Treason before the Lords in Parliament: And that this Impeachment was remaining in full Force before the Lord C per Recordum inde inter Recordum Parliamenti remanens plenius liquet & apparet: And he avers, that the High Treason mention'd in the Indictment, and the High Treason specify'd in the Impeachment, are one and the same: And farther avers, that he is the same Fitz Harris nam'd in the Indictment and mention'd in the Impeachment, and concluded to the Jurisdic- tion of the Court, whether upon the whole they will proceed any farther against him upon this Indict- ment, and demands the Judgment of the Court to that Purpose. Upon this Plea Mr. Attorney demurr'd generally. and we have join'd in Demurrer: Now, upon this Demurrer, I take these Things to be admitted First, that the Prisoner stands impeach'd by the Commons for High Treason. 2dly. That this Im peachment is now in Being. 3dly. That this was done, secundum legem & Consuet Parliamenti and being so, remains in pleuis suis Robore & effectu 4thly That the Treason for which he is impeach'd, and the Trea- son for which he is indicted, is the same: And that the Fitz Harris who was impeach'd, is the same Person who is indicted : That the Impeachment was before the Indictment; and that the Parliament is still in Being : These Points, we conceive, are ad- mitted on the Demurrer. And, by the Way, I suppose it will not be deny'd but the Commons may impeach a Commoner of High Treason befoie the Lords in Parliament. This was the Case of Tresilian and Belknap as ' tis reported by my Lord Chief Justice Vaughan in Bushel's Case. As to, what Mr, Attorney says, That an inferior Court having original Jurisdiction of the Person and Cause, may proceed, notwithstanding an IndictimEnt in the superior Court: I take the Case of an Im- peachment to be different from that of an Indict- ment; and that an Impeachment, is rather like an Appeal: As an Appeal is at the Suit of the Party, so an Impeachment is at the Suit of the Commons: An Indictment is found upon the Presentmeat of a Grand Jury, who are sworn Ad Inquirendum pro Do- mino Rege pro Corpore Com, and . the Form is mistaken, when it is said, Et pro Corpore Com for it is not for the King and the Body of the County, but for the King for the Body of the County ; so that an Indict- ment is for the King, an Impeachment for the Peo- ple : The Commons are Profecutors on an Impeach- ment, they manage the Evidence, and Judgment is given at the Prayer of the Commons: There are no Proceedings by the Attorneys; indeed Attempts have been by Attorneys, to prosecute Persons in Parliament, but what Success they have had I leave them that are concern'd to consider.- And I take it, It does not become the Justice of this Court, to weaken the Methods of Proceedings in Parliament, as this Court will certainly do: If, after there is an Impeachment depending in Parlia- ment, they wiil admit an Indictment here : This is to subject the Proceedings in Parliament to this Court; and what the Consequence of that will be, is worthy of Consideration : And it wou'd be strange, if that supreme Court shou'd be controul'd by an in- ferior : This does not stand wirh the Wisdom of the Law, or the Constitution of the Government. Another Thing, I: is without Precedent, and con- sequently there is no law for it : This is my Lord Coke's Argument in his Comment upon Littleton, Fol. .108, and in his 4th Inst. 4. 17. To be continu'd this day Fortnight. £• 89* 5 ) 1 tHe Ceremony of his Majesty's Offering at Windsor being Curious as well as Rare ; a particular Account thereof may agreeably enough supply the present Scarcity of News. Windsor, September 17. HIS Majesty being this Day attended by several Knights Companions of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, assumed his Stall, and made his Offer- ing in His Royal Chappel of St. George. There were present at this Ceremony the follow- ing Knights in the several Stalls belonging to them. The Sovereign, The Prince, The Duke of Dorset, The Duke of Sr. Albans, The Duke of Montagu, The Duke of Newcastle, The Duke of Grafton, The Earl of Lincoln, The Duke cf Bolton, The Duke of Roxburghe, The Ld. Vis. Townshend. The poor Knights attended in the North Isle of the Chappel in a Body, all habited in their Mantles, standing two and two according to their Seniorities. The Prebends likewise in cheir Mantles standing in the like Order next to the Poor Knights. The Heralds and Pursuivants of Arms invested with Taberts of the Sovereign's Arms starding ac- cording to their several Degrees next to the Prebends The Knights Companions of the Order in their, Mantles, and with the Great Collars of the Order, waited for His Majesty's coming at the Entry, on the East Side of the Chappel of St. George, which leads to the Chapter House, where also the Officers of the Order waited in their proper Robes and with their Ensigns. The Sovereign alighting there, proceeded to the' Chapter House, where He was habited in His Man- tle, and had the Grear Collar of the Order put on, whereupon the Poor Knights proceeded in a Body, going two and two, into the Chappel, in the Middle whereof they made their Reverences to the Altar and towards the Sovereign's Stall, and passed up to the Steps near the Altar, and stood there on each Side one below the other, the youngest nearest the Rails. The Prebends likewise in their Mantles entred in a Body into the Chappel, going two and two, and making the like double Reverences, entred into the lower Seats, where they all stood, till the Knights were all plac'd in their Stalls, and the Officers of the Order seated on their Forms. The Officers of Arms then entred into the Chap- pel with the same double Obeisances and went up near to the Steps of the Altar, and there divided themselves, standing on each Side next the Poor Knights. Then the Junior Knight entred alone into the Choir, and in the Middle made his Reverences, and proceeded to the Place opposite to his Stall, and ha- ving there again made his double Obeisances, retired under his Banner and stood there. And then all the other Knights, either single, or with their Companions, entred the Choir, made their several Reverences, and stood under their Banners ac- cording to the Scheme above mention'd, the Juniors going first. , ' The Deputy to the Register of the Order in his Mantle and with his Badge, in the Middle, having Garter on his Right Hand, habited in his Mantle, with his Badge, and holding his Sceptre in his Right Hand, and the Gentleman Usher on the Left, carrying the Black Rod, and apparel'd likewise in his Mantle With his Badge. Then his Royal Highness the Prince entred with the like Ceremonies as the Knights before- named, and stood under his Banner. The Duke of Manchester carry'd the Sword of State before the Sovereign, and retired a little on the Right Hand of the Stall, where he held the Sword erect during the Solemnity, having the Vice- Chamberlain 0n his Left- Hand. The Sovereign at His Entry made his Reverence to the Altar only, and being ascended into His Stall, repeated the same. -' ' The eldest Sons of two Dukes and the Master of the Robes, bore the Sovereign's Train, and placed themselves near to the Steps of the Sovereign's Stall. Then Garter went into the Middle of the Choir made his double Reverences, and turn'd himself to- wards the Prince, who thereon made his double Obeisances and ascended his Stall, where he repeated his Reverences. And then Garter turned to the next Senior Knight, who in like Manner ascended into his Stall by the nearest Passage to it. And then Garter turned himself in the like Man- ner to all the other Knights, who either single, or with their Companions, according to the above men- tion'd Scheme, entred into their respective Stalls with the like Ceremonies. And when all the Knights were thus entred into their Stalls, then Garter and the Usher of the Black Rod made their double Obeisances, and sat down on their Benches. The Officers of Arms then came down in a Body, . and making their double . Reverences, placed them- selves on each Side of the Choir, near to the Form where the Officers of the Order sat; The Poor Knights likewise came down, made their double Obeisances and retir'd to their Seats. Then Prayers began, and after the Sermon and the Anthem, two of the Prebends were cOnducted to the Altar by the Verger, and when the Offertory Sentence was pronounc'd, Let your Light so shine & c. the Organs playing, the Officers of the Wardrobe spread a Carpet upon the Steps going up to the Rails of the Altar, and the Poor Knights then removed from their Seats, and making their double Reve- rences. placed themselves in the like Manner as at their first Entry. The Officers of Arms did the like. and placed themselves on each Side near the poor Knights. Then the Usher of the Black Rod making his dou- ble Reverences,' Went up to the Rails of the Altar, and standing on the Right Hand received from the Yeoman of the Wardrobe a rich Carpet of Cloth of Gold, which, with the Assistance of the Yeoman, he spread upon the other Carpet, and then the Yeoman deliver'd to him a Cushion for the Sovereign to kneel upon, and both of them having taken the Assay thereof, the Usher of the Black Rod laid it down. During this Time Garter arose: and; made his dou- ble Obeisances, and summoned all the Knights to descend from their Stalls, beginning with the Juniors, pointing to each of them with the Banner of his Scepter, which he held in his Right Hand; The Knights made their double Reverences in their Stalls, and then coming down, did the like Obei- sances in the Middle of the Choir opposite to their Stalls, and stood each under their respective Banners. All the Knights being thus under their Banners, the Sovereign making his Reverence to the Altar, descended from his Stall, and at the Foot of the Steps made another Reverence to the Altar, and then pro- ceeded op to the Rails of it in the following Man- ner. The Deputy to the Register with Garter on his Left Hand. The Duke of Manchester with the Sword Of State, supported by the Vice Chamberlain on the Left Hand. The Sovereign, his Train born as before. The Duke of Dorset, who was appointed to de- liver the Offering to the Sovereign, came from his Banner wich the usual Reverences, and went a little behind His Majesty on the Right Hand. When the Sovereign came against the Tenth Stall on the Prince's Side; wherein the Duke of Grafton, Lord Chamberlain of the Houshold, was seated, the Duke, in Vertue of that Office, attended on his Ma- jesty a little behind on the Left Hand. At the first Step to the Altar, the Sovereign made his Reverence to it, and another Reverence upon the uppermost Step at the Rails, where the Sovereign kneeled ; and the Usher of the Black Rod having taken an Assay of the Offering deliver'd it on his Knees to the Duke of Dorset, who, also kneeling, gave it to the Sovereign, who put it into the bason held by the two Prebends standing. The ( 7 9 ) The Sovereign arose made his Reverence to the Altar, and the like again below the Steps, and was conducted back in the same manner ; the Lord Cham, berlain in his Return, opposite to his own Stall, stop- ped under his own Banner; and the Sovereign being come to the Steps of his Stall, again made his Reve- rence to the Altar ; and being ascended into his Stall, repeated the like Reverence, and sat down. The Attendants on the Sovereign made the like Re- Verences to the Altar, but no Obeisance to the Sove- reign's Stall, because the Sovereign was In the Pro- cession . The Duke of Dorset, who deliver'd the Offering to the Sovereign, return'd to the Place under his Ban- ner, where he made his double Obeisances. During this time, the Officers of the Wardrobe removed the upper rich Carpet and Cushion, whereon the Sovereign kneeled, and the Usher of the Black Rod returned, making his double Reverences in the middle of the Choir, and stood before his Form. Garter having then made his usual Obeisances, re- pair'd towards his Royal Highness, who thereon moved from under his Banner, and made his double Reverences in the middle of the Choir; and Garter going before, his Royal Highness at his Approach to the first Step of the Altar made hit double Obei- sances; and coming up to the Rails, made his ReVe- rence to the Altar only; and kneeling down, offer'd Gold and Silver into the Bason, held as before ; and then rising, made his Reverence to the Altar only, and at the lowest Step his double Reverences, and again in the middle of the Choir, through which his Royal Highness was conducted to his Stall, which he entred ; and having made his double Reverences in it, sat down. Then two Heralds came down, and having made their double Reverences in the middle of the Choir, went towards the eldest Knight, and conducted him up to the Altar, where, after the Offering made ac- cording to the former Manner, he was conducted with the like Obeisances, and proceeded on to his own Stall, where having made the like Reverences, he sat down. The same Ceremonies were repeated to all the Knights- Companions severally, beginning still with the Seniors by Election into the Order; and where any Knight had his Companion, they offer'd together. The Knights being all thus seated in their Stalls, and the Officers of the Order seated upon their Forms, Divine Service proceeded; which being ended the two Prebends were conducted by the Verger to their Seats, The Poor Knights being near the Rails of the Altar, and the Officers of Arms near them. Garter then summon'd down the Knights from their Stalls in the former Manner, beginning with the Ju- niors, who descended with the former Ceremonies, and stood under their respective Banners. The Officers of the Order stood before their Forms. Then the Poor Knights came down in a Body, and making their double Reverences, began the Pro- cession out of the Chappel, the Puisne going foremost. The Prebends came out of their Seats, and, per. forming the like Ceremonies, follow'd the Poor Knights. Then the Knights having all made their Reverences proceeded out of the Choir in the same Manner as they first entred into it. Then the Deputy to the Register, Garter, and Usher of the Black Rod. Then his Royal Highness, having made his double Reverences' The Sword of State, with the Vice- Chamberlain on the Left. Then the Sovereign descended from His Stall, and having made His Reverence to the Altar, at the Bot- tom of the Steps, proceeded out of the Chappel. And the Procession was in this Manner continu'd to the Chapter House, from whence the Knights and ' the Officers of the Order waited on the Sovereign to the Place where they first received him. On Thursday last his Majesty came from Windsor to his Palace at Kensington. The Inhabitants and the Gentry residing at High- gate, have been not a little diverted by the following Comedy One of the Fair Sex, but of the Romish Communion, being very ill, sent for her priest to re- ceive her Confession; but the Father being too much indisposed himself to attend her. contented himself with sending her his Ghoftly Admonition charging her, if the expected to find Mercy with God to re- member whom she had injur'd in Thought Word, or Deed, and to make them all the Restitution in her Power. This had such a quick Impression upon her that she sent immediately for the Wives of her Baker Brewer, Butcher, & c. and confess'd to them, that she had dealt with their Husbands, and receiv'd some Fa- vours from them, for which, in her weak Condition she was not able to make any other Reparation or Sa- tisfaction, than a frank Acknowledgment to them- selves, and an humble Confession before God, which she hop'd wou'd merit the Pardon of both. The Women had much ado to smother their Confusion and Indignation in the Chamber of the sick Penitent and how their Husbands have fared since, ' tis no hard Matter to guess. But what adds to the Jest is, that the Religious Madam is since recover'd, and in a fair way to atone for her Freedoms, by suffering Pen- nance from her own Sex, which she fears too will be the more severe, because they are of a different Religion. ' Last Week a large Wannock was carried from on board the South Sea Ship at Deptford to Sir John Eyles's House. He hath a Body like that of a Deer; a large Neck and Head like a Camel; he feeds on Grass, or Hay, and seems to be very harmless, and inoffensive; but if any advance pretty near him, he levels his Head at him, and spits directly in his Face, and bedaubs him plentifully, the Spittle and Water proceeding from his Mouth as from a Squirt: Nor is there any Respect of Persons observ'd, for his Master Sir John himself was so serv'd when he went to view him. Whether that be a Thing natural to the Crea- ture, or a Piece of Breeding taught him on board the Ship we cannot determine; however that be, it occasions much Diversion to the Spectators. Winbourn, in Dorsetshire, Sept. 17. A Roman Ca- tholick Seminary, which had long subsisted in the Neighbourhood of this Town, was, by Accident, dis- covered some little Time ago; which has obliged the Persons concern'd in it to break up House keeping, and remove. The Place was exactly suited to the Design, it being out of the Way of any great Road, and altogether Incog, ' twas found out by some Gen- tlemen that were hunting, who came upon them before they were aware, and surpriz'd some of the Youth that were walking at a Distance from the House. There are about sixty Rooms in it handsomely fitted up, which are all under Ground, so that no- thing but a Bit of a Farm House appears, which has, till now, teen a Cover to all the rest. The Masters, Students, Servants, and others employed, made the Family about three hundred in Number; but they are all now gone to their respective Friends, and tiS though', ' twill be very difficult for them to fix so much to their Satisfaction again in this County- • York Sept. 19. On Monday last the Lord Bingley was pleased to entertain this City and the neighbour, ing Country in the following Manner. His Lord- ship gave twelve Guineas to be run for on Bramham Moore ( the Place on which his fine House stands which were disposed of in Very different ways First, Nine Pack- Horses were to Trot four Miles for four Guineas, the Riders to have neither Saddle or Bridle, but each a long Whip in his Hand. Then came five Galloways, none of them exceeding eight Hands high which were rid by Men of six Foot and an Inch; they ran two Miles for two Guineas, being allowed Bridles but no Saddles. Lastly, Came Three Pack- Horses with their Pack Saddles on, and Collars and Bells about their Necks, the Men riding aside like Women; these Galloped four Miles for four Guineas After the Races were over, eight Country Girls were chose out of the Crowd by his Lordship, to dance for the remaining two Guineas, which afforded as much Diversion as any of the rest; at last the prize Was won by a young lass of a neighbouring Village Who perform'd so well, that, tis said, she carried off a rich Farmer's Heart into the Bargain. The Whole Company were afterwards treated very handsomely, and all concluded to the general Satisfaction of those that were present. Newbury, Sept. 27. I wonder that none of our publick News Papers have taken Notice of the Rob- bery of our Stage Coach, in passing from the Bell Savage Inn in London to this Town, on Tuesday the 8th Instant, at three in the Afternoon, at the Foot of the Hill of Maidenhead Thicket; where five Highwaymen well arm'd and mounted came up, and forc'd the passengers out of the Coach into the road, and robb'd them of Diamond Rings Watches, Money, to the Value of 300 1 they took from an ancient Gentlewoman 80 broad Pieces, which were conceal'd about her Under Petticoat, of which Sum they made an absolute Demand, as being ap- prized of her having it ; they handled her roughly, and to make sure of her Money, carry'd off her Petticoat into the Bargain On Saturday last one Charles Towers, commonly called Captain Towers, as being reputed a Ringleader of the new Minters, near Wapping in assaulting the Bailiffs, and as ' tis said threatning to pull down their Houses; was committed to Newgate by Sir Francis Forbes, being charged with breaking into a House, and stealing thence a Silver spoon Last Week Part of an Impression of a seditious book in Folio, written by Matthias Barberry, a Nonjuring Clergyman was seiz'd at the Houfe of Mr. Redmayne, Printer, by his Majesty's Messengers; the Priest and the Printer are both gone off about it. Sir George Merttins, Knt. having resign'd the Trea- sureship of Christ's Hospital. Mr Robert Cheeke, an eminent Apothecary in Wytch street, has been chosen into Office in his stead Our Merchants have Advice, that the Anstis, Capt. Almy. from Barbadoes so London, was lately lost on the Island of St. Bartholomew. Some days since died Mrs. Bennet, one of the Daughters and Co Heiresses of Sir Levinus Bennet of Bab'ram near Cambridge, and has left a very con- siderable Estate to her Nephew Mr. Bennet Alexander, Son of Mr. Edward Alexander of Doctors Commons. Last Monday Robert Baylis, Esq; Aldeiman. and Jo- seph Eyles. Esq, who were elected sheriffs of this City and County ot Middlesex on Midsummer- Day last, went from Drapers hall, where they were sworn into their Office with the usual Formalities ; after which they return'd to Drapers- Hall, where they pro- vided a sumptuous Entertainment, at which they had the Company of the Lord Mayor and Court of Alder- men; upon which Occasion there was ringing of Bells, & c. And on Wednesday they were sworn at the Exchequer in Westminster Hall, the Lord Mayor and several Aldermen of the City being present ; after which they return'd to Drapers Hall, where another splendid entertainment was provided at the Charge of the Sheriff above mention'd. Last Thursday George Bower, Esq a Gentleman of a vast Estate, was married to the Honourable Mrs. Verney, a Lady of a great Fortune. On Monday Morning dy'd a Ealing near Acton, the Revd. Dr. Only, Rector of St. Margaret's and Prebendary of Westminster Abbey aged 84: He had held the said Living 42 Years, and he 52; was well belov'd in the Parish, being a Gentleman of great Liberality and Charity to the Poor. The va- cant Rectory is in the Gift of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, and the Prebend at his Majesty's Disposal His Majesty hath been pleas'd to offer a Reward of 1ooI; for discovering and apprehending the person 0r Persons that set Fire to the Barns at Hendon, to be paid upon his or their Conviction ; as a so his most gracious Pardon to any Person concern'd in the said Crime who shall discover his Accomplices, so as any of them be convicted and the Parishioners offer a Reward of 50 I. more for such Discovery, to be paid by the Church Wardens Out Letters from Cardigan in South Wales advise, that last Week Edward William, a Farmer, exe- cuted there for the Murder of his Wife; ; when they were carrying him out of the Hall to the Place of Execution, he acknowledg'd his Gilt of a Crime which ( he said) fare more heavy upon him than that for which he was going to suffer viz. the Murder of his own Brother about 10 Year before. About the same time Lewis Griffith was executed at Haverford West, for the Murder of Alice Pugh, his Sweet heart by throwing her from a Rock into the Sea. He discover'd great Signs of SORROW and Con- trition for his Crime and died under the greatest Agony and Convustions. There suffer'd with him two Men for Robberies & c. in Pembrokeshire. Wednesday Morning dy'd, ( aftar a long Illness) Mr. William Cooper, Sen. Clerk to Mr. Justice Powis. He was a Gentleman of an eminent Character, in particular for his Charity to an old Protestant Prisoner in the Rules of the Fleet, whom he has always assist- ed for about twenty Years, and who very much la- ments the Loss of so good a Friend. The Rev. Mr. Geekie, and the Rev. Mr. Castle, both of the University of Cambridge, are appointed Whitehall Preachers for the Months of October and November. They write from Lincoln, that the Lord Bishop of that Diocese ordain'd there last Sunday sen'night,' 28 Priests and Deacons ; and that the Revd. Mr. Mus- grave preach'd the Ordination Sermon We hear that some ill- minded Persons Yesterday 7- Night, did privately deface one of the Rolls of the Pe- tition complaining of false Polling, & c and instead of subscribing as they pretended, they inserted most impudent and obscene Words in it; to prevent such vile Practices for the future. all possible Care will be us'd and proper Notice taken of any contemptible ma- licious Agent who shall have the Insolence to attempt them Last Tuesday Sir George Merttins, Knt. was chose in Lord Mayor for the Year ensuing On Monday last Mrs. Hay was by the Right Hon. the Lord Viscount Townshead committed to New- gate for High Treason. On the 2d Instant she was seiz'd at Dover by one of his Majesty's Messengers, to- gether with a Man and a Maid, her Servants, and Mr. Ross, and another Man who went by the Name of Hay, being all just landed from France. She is the Wife of John Hay, commonly call'd Colonel Hay a Confident of the Pretender's, now living in his Family, and who formerly introduc'd Counsellor Layer to the Pretender at Rome. Shs is put on the Press Yard Side of the Prison. Boston in New England, Aug 3. We have Advice from Anapolis Royal, that about 60 Indians lately assembled there, with Design to surprize the Fort, in Consequence of which they kill'd two Men, wounded five more, and drove the Inhabitants into the Fort, which they attack'd very furiously for some time, and then drew off, after which the Governor of that Place order'd one of the Indian HostageS to be car- ried out, and kill'd upon the Spot, where they had kill'd one of the Englishmen. A very remarkable Accident happen'd in Hyde- Park Yesterday 7 night when Baker, one of the Earl of Albermarle's Grenadiers, was shot for Desertion, viz. William Chambers, a Centinel of Colonel Ridley's Company in the third Regiment of Foot Guards, be- ing in the Detachment drawn up in an Half- Moon to behold the Execution, as soon as the Stroke of Death was given, fell into a Fit ; and when he reco- ver'd, declar'd and confess'd, that the Occasion of his Agony was, that himself, together with one Moses Warren, of Colonel Skelton's Company in the said third Regiment, and one George Turner, who kept a little Brandy- Shop in Boot Alley in St. Jamss's street, had all lately deserted from Colonel Monta- gue's Regiment of Foot, quarter'd at Exeter, and that the Example just made had caused an irresistible Force upon his Spirits. He and Warren were instantly put under Arrest, carry'd to the Savoy Prison, and laid in Irons ; but Turner having timely Notice of what had happen'd, broke up his Shop and is fled. Plymouth, ( ) Plymouth, Sept 27 Yesterday Mr. Oldenburg, a lieutenant Of Invalids, shot himself with a Pistol through the Head in his Lodgings in this Town. The Occasion ( as set forth in a Letter writ by him- self and left seal'd or. a Table in the Room) was, that the preceding Night he had receiv'd a Letter, notifying to him his Dismission from rhe Service for having neglected his Doty ; after the Receipt of which, he gave out that he was oblig'd to go next Morning for London, and invited his Friends to take a Supper and a Bottle with him, and all. the while behav'd with his usual Mirth and Chearfulness ; and he appear'd the next Morning without the least Dis- composure or Concern, and his Breakfast Was bring- ing up to him by his own direction when he com- mitted this unnatural Fact. The unhappy Fate of this poor Gentleman is much lamented by all his Acquaintance, as he was generally well belov'd for his agreeable conversation. and an inofFensive Deport- ment, . We shall endeavour to oblige Philo- Musus as soon as possible. We have receiv'd a small Sketch of a Gentle- man's Travels, & c also some News from the Tower- ward, both which we shall very speedily insert. Nor is Epime- nides forgot, no, he may: depend upon the Refreshment of some Rods, after they have been a little soak'd in order to his more wholesome Correction, tho it will be some- thing against the Grain whenever we vouchsafe even to reprimand him because, Aquila non sequitur Muscas. Bankupt since our last List. William Shrigley, late of Manchester, in the Coun- ty of Lancaster, Mercer. SHIPS Enter'd Inwards at the Custom- House since our last. The Welcome from Riga; Richard from Gotten- bro; Blessing from Sweden; Archer and Sarah, and Cardonel both from Norway; Royal Anne from Pe- tersburg ; Gloster Sloop from Rotterdam ; Hellina and Antonet fiom North Bergen, and Maxwell from Berbadoes the Ann from Roan ; Braganza from Lisbon ; Mary from Petersburgh ; Princess Ann from Rotter- dam ; Evening Star from Barbadoes ; Duke of Port- land from New York; Young St. Quintin, and Uni- corn, both from Norway. The Diligence from Bourdeaux ; Eagle from Konis- bro ; Wright from Russia; Prosperity from Antegoa; William and James from Berbadoes ; Globe from Ma- ryland. The Catherine from France; Anne from North- Bergen; and the Charlton from Jamaica. Clear'd Out. The Union for the Streights; Greyhound for Lis- Catherine for Calais ; Providence for Dunkirk ; La- dy Anne for Germany; Lady Lucia, and London both for Holland; William for Ireland; Josiah for Sound; Moore for Diep ; Loyal Friend, Goodwill, and Anne all three for Maryland. The Rose for Lisbon ; Granada for Dunkirk ; Townshend for Holland ; and Concord for Maryland. The Princess Amelia for East India ; Neptune and Jonathan, both for France; and Homer for Ireland. The Santa Clara, and St. Lewis, both for Spain; Champion for Oporto ; Seaford Adventure for France ; Richard and Elizabeth for Sound ; and the Burwell for Virginia. ADVERTISEMENTS, On Tuesday the 13th Instant will be run for, on Putney Heath, a Cup of Three Guineas Va- lue, by Galloways, not exceeding twelve Hands, to carry 7 Stone the highest, to give and take from that Weight; to run three HeatS, two Miles each Heat; to measure and enter on Friday before they run, at Mr. Glodes at the Bowling Green House on the fore- said Heath, each to pay half a Guinea Entrance, or fifteen Shillings at the Starting Post. LONDoN; Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Fryers near fleet- Street. Where Advertisements are taken in.
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