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t ^ 49 ) THE OR, British Gazetteer Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1724. The Conclusion concerning Popish Errors. SIR, aS an observant Traveller, when he hath pass'd thro' divers Parrs of a Coun- try or Province, sits down and contracts the same into a little portable Map for the Use and Benefit of himself and Friends; so I having passed thro" the several controverted Points that I propos'd at my first Entrance on this pole- mical Subject, intend for the readier viewing, and easier remembring of the same, to make a Recapitu- lation of the whole, and to shut up all with a few Hints by way of Christian Advice and Council. But first turn your Eye to Rome, and behold her Votaries praying to Saints and Angels, and joining their Merits and Mediation with that of the blessed Jesus, and thereby denying him to be the only Saviour of Sinners, and the only Mediator between God and Man: There see them stupidly, and yet with great- est Shew of Devotion, prostrating themselves to sense- less, Iifeless Statues, pretending to excite Devotion by Anti- scriptural Superstition: Next observe the ignorant Laity eagerly attentive to Orisons, preferr'd alas! in a Language which they understand not, so thac altho' with greatest Diligence they attend to the Manner, yet they know not the Matter of their own Prayers. See! the Pope ( the Head of their Church) assu- ming the Regal Authority of Christ in appointing of Sacraments in their Church, besides those of Christ's Institution ; and observe how manifold their Supersti- tions are, and how they spread and extend themselves under every one of them, even those pure and imma- culate Sacraments of Christ's own Appointment are defiled when taken into their idolatrous Hands, to one of which they have superstitiously added many Things, and sacrilegiously withhold one material and essential Part of the other from the common Feople, and, as if bent on Extremes, attribute that Conver- sion and real Change to both the outward Signi, which contradicts the Reason and Sense too of every reasonable Person. Observe them swelling with the Conceit of their natural Ability to do that which is spiritually good, and boasting that their mercinary Services are meri- torious for the Matter of them, and more than is commanded for the Number and Manner of Perfor- mances, and yet truly religious Duties all of them : O wonderful Mistery indeed ! Behold next their spiritual Exchange, their grand Burse of Ecclesiastical Trade and Business, there see them eagerly busy in vending Pardons for all Man- ner of Sins past, and Indulgences for these that shall be committed hereafter: Behold them opening Pur- gatory with Pleasure, whenever they have a golden Key put into their Hands for that Purpose. ( Price Three Half Pence) The Truth of all this, and much more, they labour to impose and impress on as many as they can by the following specious Pretences, t That the Pope who presides over them, and who dictates to them, is in- fallible. 1. That the Romish Church which submits to the Pope's Person and Decrees, is the only true Church, which they say is confirm'd and prov'd by the many Miracles that have been perform'd among them, and wrought by chem : And therefore all those who will not conform in their Profession and Practice to the fore- mention'd superstitious Idolatries are pro- nounced Hereticks by the Pope, and as far as the Church of Rome has Power she punishes them with Confiscation of Goods, Imprisonment, or Banishment, as in the Case of the poor Protestants in France at this Day, whose calamitous Condition loudly calls for the Pity and Prayers of God's People. To the aforesaid Superstitions and Idolatries, in former Ages, our Fore Fathers were enslaved, how were their Minds perverted, and their Purses drained, by the religious Cheats of the Church of Rome, and their subtil Contrivances ? What vigorous Efforts have been made use of to reduce the present Age to the same Vassalage ? How great has been our Danger ? How wonderful has been our Deliverance ? which we ought to be so much the more sensible of, and thankful for, by how much more the Light of Gospel- Revelation, which shines on us, exceeds the Darkness of Popish Superstition, which hath led and is leading, many to Ruin and Destruction. To excite us to this Thankfulness, we may ima. gine our Case to resemble that of a benighted Tra- veller who hath passed on the Verge of some horrid Precipice, in a fearless unaffected Manner, not being sensible either of his Danger or Deliverance ; but re. viewing the frightful Place by the Light of the Day, and thereby discovering the imminent Danger he had been in, With what dread Amaze I With what shud- dering Horror.' and with what Joy and Thankful- ness does he behold the dismal Prospect, and blesseth the kind Hand of Providence, that unsought or un- desir'd by him was his benign Preserver ! No less Cause have we to bless and adore the same Hand of Providence that hath preserved us from the intoxicating Snares of Popish Superstition, and from their tyrannical Persecution, whereby they enforce a Compliance with, or a Groaning under, their Anti. christian Impositions: Why might not we have Men born in the Time when Popish Darkness overspread these Kingdoms j or in this Age we might have been born or brought up in those Lands which are now under the Delusions of Popery. We can't be sufficiently thankful to God for these distinguishing Favours, nor can we give more pleasing Proofs of our Gratitude, than by endeavouring to live sutably to our Mercies; a pious Disposition to. wards God, and a peaceable Temper towards our Neighbour, will best evidence our Thankfulness; nor will it be reasonable to think that we give the Glory to God which is due to him for his delivering and preserving Mercies, unless we pay a sincere Venera- tion to those Persons whom the great God hath cho- sen and own'd to be the Instruments of it: This calls for our grateful Remembrance of his late Ma- in N jesty r 3050 ) Jesty King William, of glorious Memory, and a thank, ful Acknowledgment of the many Blessings we enjoy under his present Majesty's auspicious Govern- ment ; may HeaVen shower down the choicest Bles- sings on his Royal Person, and every Branch of his Illustrious Family, in whose Reign balmy Peace with extended Wings o'erspreads our Hemisphere. Love so universally extensive would compleat our Happi- ness; O! that the happy Time would come, When Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and when Judah shall not vex Ephraim ; may both unite their Force to sup- press Immorality, Profaneness, and Debauchery, that Piety and Virtue may be ar extensive as Peace and Plenty: To be a Promoter and Practiser whereof it the highest Ambition of Croydon, Dec. 19, 1724. MITHRIDATES. The Continuation of the Life of JameS II. King of ENGLAND. The first thing the House of Commons did, was to vote their most humble and hearty Thanks to the King, for his most gracious Speech and Declaration; and then unanimously resolv'd, That all the Reve- nues enjoy'd by the late King, should be settled on his Majesty for Life: And next both Houses made an Address to the King, to assure his Majesty, That they would stand by him with their Lives and For. tunes against Argyle, and all other Enemies. In Scotland the Parliament, in Pursuance of the King's Desire, passed an Act, wherein they ordain'd, That any that should hereafter preach in any House, or Field- Conventicle, or should be Hearers at such Conventicles, should be punish'd by Death, and Con- fiscation of Goods. And another Ad, to make it Treason to give or take the National Covenant, as interpreted in the Year 1638, or League and Covenant, at it is commonly call'd, or to write in its Defence : And a third Act. for raising 260000 Pounds yearly for the King's Life. The Earl of Argyle, upon his Secretary's being seiz'd, quitted Oikney, pursued his Course to the West of Scotland, and landed at DunstafFnage, an old ruinous Castle in Lorn, formerly belonging to himself: Having put a Garrison into this Castle, he march'd up farther into the Country, and publish'd his Declaration ; the Title of which was, The Declaration of the Protestant People-, that is to say, the Noblemen, Barons, Gentlemen, and Commoners of ail Sorts, in Arms, within the Kingdom of Scotland, with the Concurrence of true and faithful Pastors, and of seve- ral Gentlemen of the English Nation joined with them. In this Declaration they pretended many Advan. cages had accru'd to the Protestant Religion by the War against King Charles I. ascribing the Success of the War to the Favour and Blessing of Heaven, gain'd by the Goodness and Justice of their Cause ; and extoll'd the Fiidelity of the Covenanters of Scot, land, reproaching the Parliament for destroying the Laws made in those Times, and turning out the fa- natical Ministers; arraign'd the Government for put. ting Men to Death, & c. declar'd against the King's Supremacy, and his Succession, terming him only James Duke of York. The English Parliament they declar'd against as pack'd ; next, gave their Reasons for taking up Arms, viz. To restore and settle the Protestant Religion, and entirely to exclude Popery; solemnly declaring, That they would never capitulate with the King, but prosecute the War till they had perfected what they came for. The other Declaration was in the Name of the Earl of Argyle himself; wherein he declar'd he ap- pear'd not in Arms for any private Reason, but upon those only contain'd in the general Declaration, and desir'd no more than his own Estate, with which he promis'd to pay his own and his Father's Debt's The Parliament in the mean time continu'd firm to the King, and enaCted, That the Oath of Allegiance should be taken again at that Juncture by all the Scotch Subjects and that they should assert the Pre- togatives of the Crown, whenever the Crown should Argyle being come to LoCk head, alias Campleton eight Miles from the Mill head of Kintire he sent out Summons, subscrib'd. by himself and dated Campleton, May 2,, requiring all Heritors TENANTS and others, and all sensible Men within the division of Cowall, of the Age of 16 to 60, to come to Tarbut by the 26th of May, or sooner, With all their useful Arms, and Provisions, for a Fortnight And to baCk sUmmonS' Put Son his Charles int0 Cowall, who sent Letters to several Gentlemen t0 repair to him Without Delay, under the Penalty of Fire and Sword But neither the one nor the other had any Effect, for the Gentlemen and Heritors came not near him. 5 The Number of his Army was Variously reported but all Accounts came within 5000; whereas the Kings Party were, in seven Day, time, no less than 22ooo Men, part of which under the Command of the Marquis of Athol, the Earl of Broad Albin, and Sir Ewan Cameran, march'd into Argyleshire after the Enemy, and had like so have surpriz'd Charles Campbell, the Earl s Son, who lay there with a Party of 120 Foot, and 12 Horse, having upon Notice of his Approach, but just time to recover his Boats, to which he fled, losing three of his Men, one kill'd. and two taken Prisoners. ' From Campleton the Earl of Argyle march'd to Turbert, thence embark d to the Town of Ross in the Island of Boot, where taking Provisions for him. self and his Men for one Night, he sail'd round that Island, and return'd to Ross again, and fir'd seven Guns at his Landing, having with him 2500 Men. Upon the Arrival of the King's Ships, he quitted the Island of Boot, and passed to Cowall, and would have brought his Ships into Loch- Finne, towards Enverary; but being detain'd by contrary Winds, the King's Ships came first up to the Entrance of Loch- Rowan, and obliged him to bring his Ships under the Shelter of the Castle of Ellengreg, and to fortify that, and a Rock, that lay near it in a little Island, to secure his Skips in Loch- Rowan. After which himself march'd towards the Head of Loch- Finne, leaving 150 Men for the Guard of the Ships, first putting his Cannon, Arms and Ammunition, into the Castle. On the nth of June a Party of the King's Forces under the Marquis of Athol, consisting of 300 Foot, defeated a Party of Argyle's of 400 Foot, and 80 Horse. killing and wounding a great Number, and also taking some Prisoners, and many Horses and Arms. This made them retire to Ellengreg, where they continu'd till the 15th, and then passing Loch- Long, marched towards Lenox, in the Shire of Dun- barton. The same Day the King's Ships came up to the Castle, where Argyle's Arm, and Ammunition still lay, wirh a Resolution to batter it, and destroy the Ships. But upon firing a Gun, two Men put off in a Boat with a White Flag, telling there would be no Opposition made, the Enemies being all fled; which proving true, they took Possession of the Castle, and found in it yooo Arms, and yoo Barrels of Powder, with Ball, and all other Ammunition in Proportion. On the 16th, Argyle marched to the Head of Gais- Loch, towards the Fords of the River Levin. On the 17th the Earl of Dunbarton, Commander in Chief of the King's Forces, having an Account of their passing the River Levin above Dunbarton, march'd after them, and overtook them in the Way to Sterling. The King's Horse and Dragoons kept up with them till the Foot arriv'd; but it being dark, they thought fit not to attack them till Day appear d, so that in the Night Argyle found Mean, to march off, and took his Way towards the River Clyde, which he and his Horse swam over, and procur d Boats for the Foot, and got into Renfrew. The King's Forces missing them in the Morning, march d back to Glasgow, and after two Hours Rest, the earl of Dunbarton, with the Horse and Dragoons, march d after them, ordering the Foot to follow with all the Haste they could make. . To be continu'd this day Fortnight. C 30$ t ) FOREIGN AFfAIRS. " A particular Account of the barbarous Proceedings against the Protestants at Thorn, with the first Occasion of them. Thorn, Dee. 7. [ in Poland] WE vainly flatter'd ourselves with the Hopes of obtaining fome Mitigation of the Decree pass'd against this unhappy Town But the evil Day was brought nearer, and the terrible Sentence has been just now barbarouily executed, while our Walls were invested with Troops ready to sacrifice all Opposers. Prince Lubomirsky's Horse came into the Town at One a- clock in the Morning of the Exe- cution, and posted themselves round the old Town, house ; the Foot came in at Eight a clock the same Morning, and planted themselves at four Avenues of the Market. Place, where the Scaffold was. Then the President Burgo. Master Rohner was led to the Place of Execution by 2o of the Militia, and beheaded between 4 and 5 in the Morning, by Torch- Light. The Heads of Mohault, Hertel, Hertz and Wunsch, were struck off upon a Scaffold in the same Square about 9 in the Forenoon. Carvise a Carpenter's Boy, Schultz a Needle. Maker, and one Huft, had their Right Hands cut off first, and then their Heads. And as for Carvise, he was quarter'd, and drawn upon an Hurdle to the Gallows without the Town, where his Quarters were burnt; A Butcher's Boy, who was also beheaded, quarter'd, and burnt, had his Members pluck'd from him and flapp'd in his Face. Five of the Sixteen Burghers condemn'd, were exe- cuted in the open Square, after having had their Hands cut off. Some Carmen and others involved in this unhappy Affair, lost their Heads also; after which their Bo. dies were quarter'd and burnt without the Town. The other Prisoners have likewise suffer'd the Pains and Penalties according to Sentence both in Body and Estate ; but Zernich, the second Burgo- Master, Is repriev'd. St. Mary's, the principal Church of the Lutherans, Is put into the Hands of the Monks of St. Bernard, who are to celebrate Mass there to- morrow for the first Time. No Language can express the Grief of the Citizens it the Sight of such an horrid Spectacle. Every Body mixes Tears with the Blood of so many Victims sacrific'd to the Rage of their Enemies; and ' tis hop'd that this Blood, the Cry of which is gone up to Heaven, will draw down that just Vengeance Which Men refuse it.' Most People having forgot the particular Occasion upon which the Jesuits fought and obtain'd this desperate Revenge at the Polish Court, we shall here reprint it from the Papers of October last, and leave the Reader C judge whether such a Crime deserv'd such a Pu. nishment. Warsaw, 0ct. 16. Here follows an Account of what was sent to the Polish Court from the Council of Thorn. On the 16tb of July, the ordi. dinary Procession being arriv'd at St. James's Church- yard, which Church had been taken from the Luthe- rans contrary to the Peace of Oliva, there were a great Number of the Citizens Children to see the Procession pass, with their Hats under their Arms, according to Custom ; but a Student of the Jesuits College not satisfy'd with that Mark of Civility and Respect, would needs have them kneel down, and gave them bad Language and Blows. About two Hours after the Procession, this same Student, with several of his Comrades, came again, and insulted s several other young People, without the least Provo- cation on their Part; but in the End, this trouble- some young Man was seiz'd by the Soldiers of the Guard, after he had wounded several Citizens with Stones. Next Day the Students got together again and meeting one of the Citizens whom they had abused the Day before, they would oblige him to get their Comrade set at Liberty; but the Man had the good Fortune to get out of their Hands, and went for Safety to his own House, whither they pursu'd him Sword In Hand. In the mean time, the President of the City had given Orders for setting the Student at Liberty, at the Request of the Rector of the Je- suits College ; but another Student being likewise carry d to the Guard Room, his Comrades would oblige the President to set him at Liberty too, which he refus'd to do till he had spoke to the Rector. Up- on this the outrageous Students ran furiously to the Guard- Room to refcue their Comrade; but being re- puls'd, they thought to revenge themselves upon a Townsman, whom they pursu'd Sword in Hand to the Bourgrave's House, where he took Shelter. After that, they attacked a Lutheran Student, who was at the Door of his Lodgings in his Night- Gown j him they dragg'd by his Hair as far as their own Col- lege, threw him into the Canal, and beat him un. mercifully: Which done, they sallied out with Sa- bres in their Hands, and wounded several People that came to the Student's Assistance ; but the President having sent thither the Town Guard, they were obliged to betake themselves to their College. The President at the same Time reclaimed the Lutheran Student, but the Rector would not let him go till the Student of his College was set at Liberty first; whilst this Exchange was making, some of the Trained Bands of the Town were ordered to post themselves before the Jesuits College, to protect them from the enraged Populace ; but when the Students fired upon them, and threw Stones from within, it was not possible to restrain the People, who forced open the Gate, and were doing what they' could to revenge the Students Cruelty, when in that very In- stant, the Town- Clerk, who had got the Lutheran Student fet at Liberty, came and obliged them td retire. It was then thought that the Riot was over; but the Guards that were posted before the College had scarce marched off, when the Students from within fired again, and threw Stones at the People, who forced open the Gate again, plundered the Col. lege, and committed great Disorders, till a Detach' ment of the Garrison and Trained Bands came to the Jesuits Assistance, and dispersed the People, See. Lisbon, November 15. N. S. The 10th, being the Birth- Day of the Prince of Wales, Mr. Saunder- son, the British Envoy and Plenipotentiary, gave a splendid Entertainment upon that Occasion to the Foreign Ministers, and several other Persons of Di- stinction. Leopol, Nov. 30. We hear that the Turks have taken 3 Places in Armenia which were under the Pro- tection of the Czar, and that they have expell'd the Armenian Christians, after having seiz'd their Estates. Rome, Dec. 1. Monday last the Pretender had an extraordinary Audience of the Pope, but on what Account is a Secret. His Holiness has taken off the Excommunication which Pope Innocent XI. thun- der'd against those who take Snuff in St. Peter's Church. Yesterday the new Cardinal Petra paid a Visit to the Pretender, and as he came out Cardinal Alberoni went in and supp'd with him. Madrid, Dec. 4. Letters from Malaga advise, that the Brandon a Spanish Man of War which sailed with the Oneto from Cadiz, and was supposed to be lost, had put into the Port of Malaga, but was in a very shatter'd Condition, being intirely unfit to proceed on her intended Voyage to the West Indies to cruize against the Pyrates in those Parts. The same Letters add, that there lately happened a great Storm upon that Coaft, that several Villages there- about had been ove'floWed by sudden Torrents, and a great many People drowned. Last Night this Court received an Account from the West- Indies, by the Way of Cadiz, of Admiral GueVarra's having been cast away upon the Island of Santo Domingo, himself drowned and only 80 Men saved of the Ship he was in : He sailed from Cadiz the Beginning of last Summer, with two Men of War of 50 Guns, laden with Quicksilver for Vera Cruz. Sheriffs Berks, Bedford, Bucks, Cumberland, Cantab' & Hunt Devon, Dorset, Derby, Ebot' Essex, Gloucester, Hertford, Hereford; .. Kent, Leicester, Lincoln, Monmouth, Northumb' northampton, Norfolk, Nottingham, Oxford, Rutland, ' Salop, Somerset, Stafford, Suffolk, Southampton, Surrey, Sussex, Warwick, Worcester, Wilts, Brecon, Carmarthen, Cardigan, Glamorgan, Pembroke, Radnor, Anglesa, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flinr, Merioneth, Montgomery, Paul Colton, Esq; Thomas Garth, Esq; Postponed, John Fletcher, of CIeahay, Esq; Charles Greene, of St. Ives, Esq; Adrian Sweet, of Modbury, Esq; Rich. Churchill of Compton, Esq; Leonard Fosbrooke, Esq; Colmeley Turner, Esq; John Turner, Windsor Sandys, jun. Esq; Henry Coghill, Esq; Sit Robert Cornwall, Bart. James Masters, Esq; Jofin Blersoe, Esq; Sir Samuel Thorold, Bart. Ric. Lewis of Courty Gallon, Esq; Alexander Collingwood, Esq; James Joy, Richard Whitaker, jun. of Matla, Esq George Langford, Esq; Allan Hord, Esq; William Scott, Esq; Francis Walker, Esq; James Gatchell, of North Petherton, Esq; Postponed Hustings Wilkinson, of Linstead Parva, Esq; Anthony Chute, of Vine. Esq; William Nicoll, Esq; Thomas William Brereton, Esq; Postponed Tho. Hunt, of Stowerbridge, Esq; Postponed South wales. James Hughes, of Gelly, Esq; Thomas Evans, of Glantowy, Esq; William Williams, of Dole- Goch, Esq; Ch. Edwyn, of Llanvthangle, Esq; John Child, of Bigelly, Esq; Postponed. North Wales. Postponed Wm. Brynker, of Treborth, Esq: Hen. Powell, of Glan- y wern, Esq; Peter Penant, of Bighton, Esq; Robert Lloyd, of Dolygleffin, Esq; Methusalera Jones, of Hundredale, Esq; The only Daughter of the Earl of Hertford lies ill of the Small Pox. Last Week ihe Reverend Dr. John Dobson, War- den ° f the New College, Oxon, was chosen Warden of Winchester College, in the room of Dr. Cobb de- ceased, worth 800 1. per Ann. The 10th Inst. the Convocation ( which stood pro- rogued to the 18th Instant was farther prorogued , a the 19th of next Month. The Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne, for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the poor Clergy have lately agreed to augment 5J poor Livings with the Sum of 200 I. each, 19 whereof do not ex- ceed the yearly Value of 1ol. On the 8th Inttant, the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Exeter pursuant to his Majesty's Conge d'Elire, chose the Rev. Dr. Stephen Weston Bishop of that see, which became vacant by the Tran- slation of the most Rev. Father in God Dr. Lancelot Blackburn to the See of York. The Lady Harriot Boscawen, one of the unmarry'd Daughters of the Lord Viscount Falmouth, died on Saturday last. That wholsome Charge given by the Right Reve- rend Dr. Edmund Gibson, Lord Bishop of this See, to the MaSters and Mistresses of the Charity Schools within his Diocese, and the Bills of Mortality, who met by his Lordship's Summons, in the Chapter House of St. Paul's on the 14th of last Month, was so well received, that' after several particular Con- ferences among themselves, . they at length agreed on a General Meeting, to return his Lordship Thanks. And accordingly they assembled last Saturday at the Quest house of St. Dunstan's in the West; where, after electing a Chairman, they voted that his Lord- ship's Charge might be again read; which done, they agreed on an Address of Thanks to his Lord- ship, for his Fatherly Care of the Children com. mitted to their Charge, expressed in his most excellent Directions. And as the two grand Objections against their Charity Schools, sets them above the lower and more laborious Offices of Life ; and that in many of these Schools, the Children are trained up to Disaf- fection to the Government; We hear they have assured his Lordship that they will take Care in their future Conduct to remove those Objections, and to leave no Room for Complaint, by training up their Children in Lessons of Humility, and by instilling into them such Principles of Loyalty to the present happy Esta- blishment in Church and State, as most naturally tend to make them grateful to their Benefactors, and du- tiful to the Government which protects them. This Week was finish'd the Steeple of the new Church of St. Martin's in the Fields, when the Vane and other Ornaments of Copper gilt were put upon it. The Steeple is 215 Foot high, being a most beau- tiful Design, and an exqusite Piece of Workman- ship ; and the Church and Steeple are look'd upon to ; be the handsomest in England, to the Honour of j the Commissioners concern'd in building them, the Reputation of Mr. Gibbs the Surveyor, and the Cre- dit of the Parish. Mr. Abraham Ruddle, of Glou- cestershire, Bell Founder, has agreed with the Parish for calling a Peel of ten Bells the Tenor of which, is to weigh at least 3000 lb. The Design was to have had 12 Bells, but the Tower being taken in six Inches of a Side, has render'd it incapable of holding so • many. And we hear, the new Church at Blooms- bury is to be finished with all Expedition, and when ' tis done, to receive the Parishioners of St. Giles's in the Fields, the old Church being to be pull'd down, and rebuilt. ,. Mr. Sturgess, who was Tutor to a young NoBle- man not long return'd from his Travels, is made: a Register of the Warrants in the Port of London, in the Place of Mr. Bealing, deceas'd. , The Earl of Tankerville has made a Present of a fine Set of Plate to the Parish Church of Compton, near Chichester in Sussex. . r , f Last Monday about 7 in the Evening, the Lady of George Bowes, of the B. of Durham, Esq; died at her House in Great Marlborough Street, to the unspeaK- able Sorrow of her surviving melancholy Consort, who will admit of no Consolation, and the utter Distraction Philadelphia, Oct. j2. We hear from Jamaica, that there lateiy arriv'd in that City from New Spain in their Way home, two New England Men, who have been absent from their Country near 15 Years; they were with tome others taken Captive by the Indians and carry'd to Canada, from whence they toon made their Etcape with tome others, and travell'd over the whole Continent of America to California, where building a Barque they coasted down along to Pana- ma, and so came over Land to the North Sea; one of them is an ingenious Man, and hath kept a Journal of their Travels, Discoveries, and Adventures, which ' tis said are very extraordinary. Last Week two young Lads were apprehended and committed to the Gatehouse, for stealing Lead from the Top of St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, and a House adjoyning. Monday Morning 84 Convicts under Sentence of Transportation in Newgate, Were carry'd from the said Goal on Board a Ship, to be transported to the American Plantations, according to their said Sen. tence : But one Sykey slipt his Hand from the Hand- cuff in going along by the Ditch Side and then ran away, and hath not yet been heard of. Friday 7- night Mr. Magneau, who kept the Queen's Arms Tavern in Pall Mall, dy'd suddenly of an Apo- plectick Fit at his House in Hammersmith. t Sheriffs appointed his MajeSty in Council for the ensuing Year, viz. Distraction of her lamenting Mother, whose only Child she was, and to whom she was dearer than her own Eyes: She died in her 15th Year, extremely re. gretted of all who had the Happiness to know her, being Mistress of such admirable Perfections both of Body and Mind, that she has scarce left her Equal be- hind her. Wednesday his Majesty went to the House of Peers and gave the Royal Assent to the Land- Tax Bill. To the Bill to dissolve the Marriage of William Young, Esq; & c. And To three other Private Bills. The same Day W. Morgan of Tredegar Esq; set cut for his Seat in Monmouthshire, to pass the Holi- days. The Lady Rachel his Wife, who is near her Lying- in, stays in Town. Anthony Cornish, Esq; was unanimously chosen Member of Parliament for Ludgershall in the County of Witts on Saturday last, in the room of Lieuten- ant General John Richmond Web, deceas'd. The Revd. Mr. Dubourdieu, Lecturer of Hackney, is appointed Chaplain to his Excellency Horatio Wal- pole, Esq; his Majefty's Ambassador Extraordinary at the Court of France, On Sunday Night Mrs. Hay was removed from Newgate to the Custody of Mr. Speare, one Of his Majesty's Messengers in Ax Yard, Westminster, by Order of the Lord Viscount Townshend. Our Merchants have Advice, that the Katherine, Capt. Jepherson bound from Cadiz for Gibraltar was lately lost on the Tariffa. And That the Providence, Capt. Luskill bound from Dantzick to Lisbon, was lost near Calais. The Ship ., Capt. Houseman, bound from Dec. 19, 1724 a final Resolution of sending away his Brother, and calling a Parliament, which was to have been exe- cuted the Day after he fell into the Fit of which he dy'd : That she was in that Secret, and spoke of it to no Person alive but her Confessor, but that she believ'd her Confessor told it to some, who seeing what was to follow, took that wickedd Course to prevent it. Having this from so worthy a Person, says the Bifhop, I thought it too important not to be mention'd, and have set it down without adding the least Circumstance- It discovers the Knavery of the Romish Confessors, and the Practices of Pa- pists too evidently to want any Reflections upon it, I am Yours, L. M. They write from Dublin, that the Trustees of the Linnen Manufacture have come to a Resolution to purchase seven Score Checque Reels, and as many Spinning Wheels for each of the 50 following coun- ties, viz Ardmagh, Clare, Catherlough, Cork Dub- lin, Donegal, Down, Kerry, Limerick Lowth, Kil- kenny, Mayo, Monagham, Queens County, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Wicklow, Waterford, and Wexford, for imploying the Poor, and improving and promosing the said Manufacture. Malaga to Hamburgh, was taken on the 16th of No. vember in the Latitude of 97, by an Algerine Rover of 40 Guns. On Sunday last, a young Man, whose Name is not yet known, was found murder'd at an House of evil Repute in Grays Inn Lane. The People who kept the same are fled ; and no Account can as yet be gi- ven how he came by his Death. The Transfer Books of the South Sea Company will be shut on Wednefday the 23d Instant and opened again on Friday the 29th of January next, in order to the next Christmas Dividend on the Capital Stock. A Quarterly General Court of the East India Com- pany will be holden at the East India- House in Leadenhall- Street, on Wednesday the 23d of this In- stant December, at Eleven a- Clock in the Forenoon. The Transfer books of the said Company will be shut up from Tuefday the i2d of this Instant Decem- ber, to Tuesday the I9' h of January next: And the Annuity and Dividend Warrants due at Christmas, will be ready to be delivered to the Adventurers On Friday the 29th of Januarv next. The Old Protestant Prisoner in the Fleet, who laid the 500 Pints to 100 that Sir Richard Hopkins carry'd his Election, has receiv'd the same. The same Per- son is now folliciting a Bill to be brought in Parlia- ment for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, much more advantageous both to the Creditor and unhappy Suf- ferer than any hitherto propos'd. Mr. READ, IT has been the Observation of some of your Customers, that in the latter End of King Charles's • Life you have been extremely concise, not to say deficient; having therefore met with the following remarkable Particular in Bishop Burnet's History, re- lating to that King's Death, which has been the Subject of such various Conversation, I send it you in hopes it will be agreeable to your Readers. Mr. Henry of Hampshire, says that worthy Pre- late, told me in November I709. that when the Dutchess of Portsmouth came over to England in 1699, he heard that she talk'd as if King Charles II. had been poison'd; which he desiring an Account of from her own Mouth, she told him, That she was always pressing the King to make both himself, and his People, easy, and to come to a full Agreement with his Parliament: That his Majesty was come to Bankrupts fince our last List. William Herrick, of the Parish of St. James Clerk- enwell, in the County of Middlesex, Chapman. John Hamond, of East Redham, in the County of Norfolk. Grocer. John Page, of the Parish of White chappel, in the County of Middlesex, Butcher. Henry Brumsell, Mary Brumsell, and Elizabeth Brumsell, of the Strand, in the County of Middlesex, Mercers and Partners. John Brosster, of Little Ormond Yard, in the Pa- rish of St. Andrew Holbourn, in the County of Middlesex, Victualler. John Windsor, of St. James Westminster, Vintner.' Richard Deane, of Gaddesden, in the County of Hertford, Chapman. Gabriel Waterer, alias Waters, late of Friday street, London, Salter. John Beech, late of Shire Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Victualler, and since of Old Gravel- Lane, in Wapping, in the same County, Victualler. William Greatorex, of Hatfield, in the County of Hertford, Innholder and Vintner. Michael Higgs, of Southwark, in the County cf Surry, Tobacconist. SHIPS Enter'd Inwards, at the Custom House- since our last. The Leak, and Charles both from Bologn. The John and Eleanor, and Pearl, both from Se- vil; Page, and Mermaid, both from Lisbon; Clap- ham from Oporto; William and George from Stock, holm ; Townshend from Oporto ; and Chandois from Dort. The Swan from Leghorn; Priscilla, and Tyger, both from Malaga ; Greyhound frcm Lisbon; Charm- ing- Fanny from Denia ; Lake from Oporto; Mary- gold from Steten ; John and Thomas from Bourdeaux; Dolphin from Stockholm ; George from Antegoa ; The Fortune, and Reserve, both from Malaga Harle from Naples ; Barberry from Cadiz ; Henry and Mary from Lisbon ; Providence from Riga ; Gor- don from Stockholm ; Prince George from Ostend ; Pearl from Rotterdam ; Mary from Boston ; and Sarah from Maryland The Ruby from Venice ; Neptune from Malaga ; Royal Vineyard from Calais; Robert and Mary, and Deptford, both from Ostend ; Expedition from Bo- logn ; Richmond from Rotterdam ; Charming Molly, and Dotten, both from Barbadoes; Alteration from Sweden, and Cardonel from Norway, The Friends Adventure from Stockholm; John's Goodwill frcm Sweden; Britannia, and Gloucester, both from Rotterdam; and Mary from Jamaica. Clear'd Dec. 19, 1724 Clear'd Out: The Charming Betty for Maderas; Faleonbridge for France ; Sun for Africa ; and Bruness and Mary both for Holland. The Dove for the Streights; Montserrat. Merchant: for France ; William and John for Ireland; Provi- dence for Antegoa ; and Hopewell for Maryland. The Lancelot and Jane for France; and Maas Sluice for Holland. The Wiltshire for the Streights; Clifford for Sevil; Speedwell for France; and Antelope for Spain. The Dolphin for Spain ; Prince Frederick, and En- deavour, both for West- Indiea. The Hind for Seville ; Mead for Lisbon ; Penzance for France; Joseph and Mary for Oporto; Roman Emperor for Ostend ; Three Jonns for Holland ; Han- over for Pensilvania; London for Holland ; and Nep- tune for Jamaica. " Males 18; •) ^ Males 295 Increased in the Burials this Week 18. CASUALTIES. Executed i. Kill'd by a Cart at St. Mary at New- Ington For every one to use next Year along with their ALMANACK. TH E Country Man's and Citizen's JOURNAL on the Omi- nous and Remarkable, Lucky, For- tunate, Prosperous, or Unlucky, Proper, or improper Days, Times, and Seasons, con- cerning Husbandry, Gardening, Business, Health, Weather, 8cc. throughout the Months of the Year 1715. Calculated for the Use 0f Eng- land, Scotland, Ireland, and the West- Indies. ' Tis given Gratis no where but Up One Pair of Stairs at the Anodyne Necklace without Temple- bar: And by R. Bradshaw the Author's Servant) to be directed to by Letter at his House next to the King's Head in Crown- street, over- against Sutton- street End, just by Soho- Square; and at no other Places what- soever but only these Two. Where is just Publish'd, . A New Edition of ERONANIA on the Miserable Conse- quences, of the Heinous Crime of Self Defilement, whether in Single Persons, Married, Widdowers, Women- Haters, Mol- les Also of the Use, Abuse of, Frustrating and Defiling the Marriage. Bed, Punished in ER and ONAN, Judah's two Now as this Vice of Persons Doing ill with themselves, involves them in the utmost Misfortunes, and is generally the Thing that first initiates Youth in Wickedness, nothing can be of greater Service, than to shew the Guilty how to get rid of so vile an Habit, and to keep the Unwary from falling into it. „ . , 1. There being Thousands Guilty of this Crime, who would never dared to have ventur'd upon it, if they had but been inform'd of what bodily Sufferings, Ailments, distempers, Infirmities, Desolation, and Ruin it brings upon them. Again, There is no Person guilty of this Crime but had much rather inform themselves, by reading a Book upon it privately in their Chamber alone by themselves, that no Bo- dy may know of it, than they can well bear to hear another speak to them about it; it being a Subject so shocking, that no one cares to speak about it, or to be spoken to of it. This ERONANIA is from the Law of Nature. JW 1 s. Sd The same Subjects are also treated Volume from Revelation, ( price 1 s. only) as the other was from the Law of Nature. LONDON.- printed and Sold by J. READ, in white- Fryers near Fleet- Street. Where Advertisements are taken in. ADVERTISEMENTS. AL L that are distressed to the last Degree with the French Disease, 0r any Symptoms of it, and try'd Salivation, the Specifick, and Arcanum, and all the Diet Drinks, with all the other Mercurial Slip- Slops, and tired with taking Medicines to no Purpose, may have a fair, speedy, cheap, and safe Cure: A Clap or Running of the Reins is cured in a few Days, with- our Hindrance of Business ; and so private, that the most intimate csnnot take Notice of it. Note, Those that live in the Country may sfend and be furnish'd with six Doses for five Sliill. ngs, that cure all Symp. toms of the French Disease, Rheumatism, or Scurvy and will do you more Service in all the aforesaid Dis- tempers than any n Doses sold in England. To be spoke with at the Golden Ball in Three Faulcon Court in Fleet- street, almost over against Water- Lane. Advice in all Distempers Gratis.
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